78. Sir John Dudley, Lord Lisle, Great Admiral.
See Grants in January, No. 27.
79. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 25 Jan. Present : Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt.
Chamb., Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Cheyney, Browne,
Wriothesley, Riche. No business recorded.
Meeting at Westm., 26 Jan. Present : as above. Business :—Letter
sent to the Council of the Marches of Wales to examine treasons laid to one
Ayer, of Droytwyche.
St. P., v. 244.
80. Suffolk and Others to the Council.
Met yesternight at Newcastle, finding there the Lord Warden and
Mr. Bryan, who have done their devoirs for setting forth the 6 ships
"eskipped" here for the wars; but the haven is so frozen that they cannot
yet be gotten out. Mr. Bryan will set forth with them towards Holy
Eland, and wait there for the rest of the navy, in pursuance of the
Council's last letters of the 23rd, received yesternight. It is prudent of
the King to make his navy strong enough to encounter the Duke of Guise,
who will not venture to Scotland without a great "conserve." Doubtless
if the whole navy may assemble in time, viz. the six ships here, the six
coming from Hull with Roger Basing (of whom, notwithstanding sundry
commandments on pain of death, nothing is yet heard), and the four which,
the Council write, shall come out of the Thamys or else the Trinity and
Bonadventure which come "from by west," and those from Yarmowthe,
they will be strong enough. It should be foreseen that the ships from the
Thamys, the West and Yarmowthe are not taken straggling in the seas by
the Duke of Guise.
The prisoners of Scotland, and also the Earl of Anguishe, are now in
Scotland, and news of their proceedings is hourly expected. The Lord
Warden, having taken order with Mr. Bryan for the setting forth of the
six ships here, is gone to Berwick, where he may the sooner learn the
Suffolk has made the Lord Warden and the rest privy to his instructions,
and they have consulted upon affairs there. The letters mentioned in the
said instructions, to be directed to noblemen and others here for the
musters, are not yet come. Newcastle, 26 Jan. Signed : Charlys Soffolk :
Cuth. Duresme : Wylliam Parr : Rafe Sadleyr : Franssys Bryan.
P.S. in Sadler's hand : A boat sent to Berwick to bring munitions to Holy
Eland, being driven back into this haven by a northeast wind, reports that
three great ships, Scots, have passed southwards this morning. Have
written to Basing to look about for them, and also to the Lord Warden to
learn what ships are gone out of Scotland. The Cardinal may be in one
of these three ships, so that it were not amiss to hasten the ships out of
Thamys to meet them, in case they escape Basing's company.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
32,649, f. 104.
81. Sir George Douglas to Lisle.
Received his writings on the 24th and presented them to the Lord
Governor, who desires Lisle to thank the King for showing such favour to
this realm, and says that, if sure of quietness with the King, he would put
hands on the Cardinal and reform the whole Church as the King has
reformed England. He "thinks long" to hear touching the abstinence
and the safe conduct for ambassadors. The Governor minds to appoint
the writer first in the commission, who will then declare matters to the
King at large. Is still in the Governor's favour, and trusts so to continue
if the matter he showed Lisle of do no hurt. The prisoners came to Court
on Thursday, 25th Jan. Will not be plain with them, for their promise to
the King is not "kept counsel"; and therefore, if they write against him
to the King, Lisle will please to make his excuse; for he trusts to do better
service than they all, but must work as he has begun. Will certify how he
perceives the demeanours of the prisoners. Edinburgh, 26 Jan. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : "Sir George Douglas to the Viscount Lisle, xxvj
Jarii ao xxxiiijo, sent by Henry Raye."
82. Hier. Capo Di Ferro to Card. Farnese.
. . . The death of the King of Scotland, of which he wrote on
the 11th as doubtful, is true; but not that of his wife. He died of his
sickness. The French king is very grieved, and will do what is necessary
for the preservation of that realm, the government of which has been taken
by a Scottish count (fn. 1) "il quale dicono esser homo d'assai," in the name of
the wife and daughter. Things between England and that realm stand
as they were because this is not the season for war, "ma a tempo novo
non credo riposaranno altrimenti." * * * In Sandic vicino Ables
(a Bles), 26 Jan. 1543. Signed : Hieronimo Nuntio.
Italian. Modern extract from a Vactican MS., p. 1. Headed : Del
Nuntio in Francia al R'mo Sig. Card. Farnese.
32,649, f. 99.
83. The Fleet.
Instructions given to Sir Francis Bryan, Vice-Admiral."
The King has instructed the captain of the Myneon and the ships
with him as in the enclosed copy, and desires Bryan to join them in
Humber, if the Scots be not passed into Scotland. All the nine sail shall
then draw toward Orford Nas, seeing that the Scottish ships slip not by
them, and if the Scots are gone into Selonde and ride between Flusshyng
and the Rumkyns, they shall go in to seek them; but if the Scots are at
Camfere they shall draw northward again and wait. If the Scots are
escaped into Scotland, the nine sail shall draw northwards and do the feat
which George Reveley will declare.
Draft in Norfolk's hand, p. 1. Endd. Mynute to the Viscount Lisle and
Sir Francis Bryan, xxvijo Jarii ao xxxiiijo.
St. P..,ix. 275.
84. Bonner to Henry VIII.
Wrote from Valentia, 13th ult., from Valdemoro, 8th inst., and from
hence, 14th inst., of things here. As Secretary Joyse, this 27th Jan., came
to say that the Emperor, having despatched into Italy, would despatch also
into England (probably about these marriages), and offered to convey letters,
thinks it his duty to write this. Yesterday Secretary Idiaquez was
despatched to Portugal. He carries either the dispensation for the
marriages Bonner wrote of or [news] of its expedition at Rome; and yet
it was bruited that letters from Rome upon the arrival there of the Duke of
Alburquerque were intercepted about Marseilles, together with letters from
the Bishop of Rome to this Court. Some think Idiaquez is also to solicit
money for this war, see the coasts that way furnished and provide ships at
Corunna, Laredo and the ports of Biscay, for which it is said that all ships
are stayed. All things sound to war, so that the Emperor if he go not to
Italy may be compelled to give better ear to Henry's friendship, which he and
his ministers profess to desire. This morning the duke of Alva assembled the
"cavallers" of this Court and, declaring that whereas last year the French King
took the Emperor by surprise and still continues his attack, commanded them
to come on the 28th inst. for their wages, and then put themselves ready to
be at Barcelone on Palm Sunday, unless countermanded. Don Alvaro
Bazan is captain of 7,000 Spaniards and of the armada in Galizia and Biscay,
which (some say) shall go into Flanders. Yesternight was published that the
Cardinal of Seville, president of the Courtes de las Indias, is deprived of his
office and commanded to dwell upon his archbishopric, and the Bp. of
Luego and Dr. Beltran, councillors of that Courtes, deprived and fined. A
doubtful report is that the long expected ships from the Indies are arrived
at Seville with much gold to help the Emperor in these wars. The Nuncio
has bruited, upon his letters from Flanders, that in the victory over the
Scots many more Englishmen were slain than Scots; but Bonner's report,
in accordance with the Council's letters, is believed. Madrill, 27 Jan.
Pp. 2. Add.
See Grants in January, No. 31.
86. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 27 Jan. Present : Norfolk, Privy Seal,
Gt. Chamb., Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Cheyney, Browne,
Wriothesley. No business recorded.
Meeting at Westm., 28 Jan. Present : the above and also Wingfield.
Business :—Letter written to the Mayor of Rye, Ph. Chewte and —
Fletcher for speedy conveyance of wood to Calais.
VI. II., No.
87. Chapuys to the Queen Of Hungary.
The King arrived in this town four days ago, but Chapuys, who
thought to have then repaired to him, was attacked with gout and had to
send to the deputies to take his place and give him early notice of the King's
resolute answer, adding to other representations the instance which the
Emperor and the Queen made for it and the advertisement of Mons. de
Grandvelle. Thereupon they spoke with the King and consulted the rest of
the Council; and then sent word that Chapuys should have answer in
three or four days. Was expecting it yesterday when, towards morning,
the Secretary of the Council (fn. 2) came to report that letters had been just received
from their ambassador in France stating that the French boasted of having
surprised, on the side of Lorraine, a packet of the Queen's going towards
Spain, by which they perceived that the Low Countries were in such
necessity that, unless promptly provided for, they must be considered
desperate; and the French boasted that they would seize the opportunity
and hasten their enterprise upon the Low Countries. The King knew that
this might be a French contrivance, but he sent it in order that the
Queen might be advertised of it—and also, as Chapuys thinks, in order
to feel whether the extremity was so great there. Told the secretary, with
due thanks, that he held affairs there to be in good state, especially as the
subjects were determined to fight to the last (pour mesmement concurrer la
roulente des subjects d'employer le tout povr le tout); but, if the Queen had
written as the French said, it was but prudent, considering the importance
of the affairs and the slowness of the Emperor to provide for them on
account of the distance, and the necessity must be great as the Queen had to
oppose so many men on so many sides; but if the King would declare himself
he would find that the Emperor had not lost heart or power to bring to
reason the disturber of Christendom. The Secretary never mentioned the
rest, but Chapuys prayed him to help to the answer above said. Has also
sent a man for it. Affairs might have a better issue than he lately expected,
especially as there is some appearance that the King may without expense
obtain the conditions he demands of the Scots, which are much more
moderate than the first. Besides his great intelligences within the country,
the King will be much aided by the enmity between the Earl of Haren,
cousin german of the late King and governor of the Daughter, and the
Cardinal, caused chiefly by the Cardinal's affirming that that King deputed
three other governors with him, which the Earl maintained to be a lie,
since the Cardinal alone knew it. The altercation went so far that the
Earl put his hand to his sword, and, for fear of the Earl, the
Cardinal, who is all French, may procure to bring into Scotland
Mons. de Guyse or some other in his name to take
charge of the young Princess and the realm; which will give the
Earl occasion to seek assistance here, and Chapuys thinks that he will be
given the said government during the Daughter's minority, or absence from
the realm in case she come to be married with this Prince, [if?] he will
condescend to all conditions, especially to renounce the amity of the French.
It seems that, for fear of a French Governor coming thither, many of the
chief of the realm will take the Earl's part, especially the prisoners who
were here, who are all returned to Scotland save some who have not yet
been able to get hostages to take their place.
Forgot to write in his last that in the act passed in La Rochelle the
King of France added that he would not treat them so inhumanly as those
of Ghent were [treated]. The French ambassador will not leave this so
soon as he thought, as his intended successor (fn. 3) is ill. He has been twice
this week at Winchester's lodging, where Westminster was; but Chapuys
could not learn their communications. Asking the said secretary, yesterday,
what their ambassador wrote of war preparations in France, he said he
heard only that their courier met divers Almain captains going to Court.
Martin vand Rousse left ill content with the French King, who was still
more dissatisfied with him, and one of his companions named Planche was
Had just written the above when the said secretary came from the King
with condolences upon Chapuys's indisposition and offer of physicians and
medicine (the King praying him to use what he needed without scruple
like the principal household servant in his Court) and to say that, desiring
much to speak with Chapuys, he had not sent his deputies sooner, but they
would be with him to-morrow. The King took in good part what
Chapuys told the said secretary, viz., that the delay troubled him most because
he saw himself so ill that, unless affairs ended soon, he could not be
the minister, and he would regret to die before seeing them completed,
doubting that he might be succeeded by one not well grounded in English
affairs or well inclined, who might spoil all.
The French Ambassador has to-day sent for audience. Does not know
when it will be granted or why it is asked.
French, pp. 5. Modern transcript from a copy at Vienna endorsed 17 (fn. 4) Jan.
32,649, f. 100.
88. Lisle to Suffolk.
On coming to Berwick, received of Hen. Rale (whom he sent into
Scotland) two letters from Arren. Half an hour later a servant of Sir Geo.
Duglas brought him a letter from Sir George and another from Arren
purporting "th'apprehension of the Cardinal." Encloses these letters, to
be sent to the King. The news of the duke of Guise's coming has pricked
this matter forward. The Cardinal was taken in the Governor's chamber,
sitting at Council. Sir George's servant, Robt. Spence, says that Anguishe
and his brother rule about the Governor, and the lords who were prisoners
depend upon Anguishe. Spence left Edinburgh last night at midnight;
and the Cardinal was to be sent this morning to Deykith, Morton's house,
four miles from Edinburgh, to be surely kept. There was a great stir in the
Palace upon the Cardinal's taking, and the Queen gave a great shriek;
whereupon Anguishe went up to her lodging and showed her "that it was
but a false trumping carle that should answer to certain points that he
had played;" and therewith she was pacified, "for she had thought the
lords had been together by the ears." Spence saw a priest trudge out of
the gate as fast as he could with the Cardinal's cross under his arm, and
told Anguishe, who answered "Peace, carle, he shall pay better than his
cross ere he hath done." Arguile's sudden departure was not because he
would not tarry Anguishe's coming, but because the Irishmen in his
country mutinied for their wages. The Governor has restored certain lands
which the late King took from Arguile, who has in return given up such
lands as he had of Anguishe's; and peace is made between them. Asked
Spence which of the lords that were here were called most to Council. He
replied "In good faith, whilk it please George Duglas, for he maketh all
the Council;" but Casselles went oftenest to the Governor's chamber. The
lords came to Court with but 40 horses, and none had been to their own
houses save Maxwell, whose house lay in the way. They all came to Court
together on Thursday last, when George Duglas and the Cardinal were at
dinner at Adam Otterburn's house in Edinburgh. No ships have
left the Frithe since the ships of war went; but three merchant ships laden
with fell, wool and skin are ready to go.
Henry Raie said that George Duglas would send to Lisle for wages of
his brother's men and his, and desired wages for 200 more men. Sir
George bade Raie say "that th'erle of Arren was a good young man, howbeit
that he did find him more rolling upon Friday last than ever he found
him," but that Lisle need not write it because he (Sir George) "trusted to
find him to his purpose well enough again." Spence says that Anguishe
has Teintallon castle again. Sir George bade Raie say "that he found the
lords which were prisoners very well inclined toward the King's Majesty
yet; what he meant by that I cannot tell.
Coming this day by Holy Island, saw the ordnance from Berwick ready
to be put into the ships from Newcastle. Has placed 600 or 700 of the
garrison men about Holy Island, to "defend the landing of these gallants"
if need be, and furnish the King's ships with fresh archers. To-morrow,
will cause Sir Geo. Lawson to set brewers and bakers to provide beer and
Suffolk will see that Sir George Duglas, in his letter of the 27th (sic, for
26th), by Raie, writes to Lisle that he mistrusts the prisoners writing to
the King against him and that he trusts to do better service than they, but
must work as he has begun. Knows not what he means, "for how he hath
begun or how he will end God knoweth." Arren's letters sound all upon
Church matters and touch no part of the King's purpose. Has written to
Sir George, by his servant, as in the copy herewith.
Forgot when with Suffolk to speak of a gentleman who was taken at the
great conflict in the West and embezzled away until Lisle had him brought
to Alnwick, as my lord of Duresme knows. His name is Steward, laird of
Rathsithe, worth 250 mks. a year and "as very a rank Scot as liveth."
Ric. Dacres, son of Sir Philip, bought him of a poor man and brought him
to Lord Daere's house of Morpeth, where he was privily kept until Lisle had
warning of it.
Asks what to answer if Sir George Duglas send for his month's wages,
which begin to-morrow, "for they have never an Englishman now in wages,"
or enquire whether the King will allow him and his brother for 200 more
men. Berwick, 28 Jan., at midnight. Signed.
Pp. 6. Add : lieutenant in the North. Endd., ao xxxiiijo
St. P., v. 253.
89. Drumlangrik to Wharton.
Has received Wharton's sharp writing desiring him to keep his
promise made in the porter's lodge and afterwards in the garden. Has been
busy setting forth matters which bearer will show, but will come when
this business ends, ere Fastren Even. (fn. 5) Will keep his promise. Edynburght,
Hol. p. 1. Add. : To &c. "Sir Thomas Quharton, warden of ye West
Marches of Ingland and capetan of Carlell."
90. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 29 Jan. Present : Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt.
Chamb., Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Cheyney, Gage, Browne,
Wingfield and Wriothesley. Commission stamped for Thos. Waters, of
Lynne, to take up carts and vessels for conveyance of 1,000 qr. of wheat
and 4,000 qr. of malt, which he is charged to provide for the garrisons in
St. P. IX., 277.
91. The Council to Paget.
Are commanded to report the late conference between the King's
commissioners and the French ambassador, treating (as he affirmed, upon
a new commission) the marriage of Lady Mary and Orleans and the
pensions. The Ambassador, after much communication, stays at this, that,
by his instructions, he may not talk of the arrearages until after an
agreement for the marriage, and then he may commune of the satisfaction
of the remainder not deducted in the lady's dote, and that he may not
condescend to less dote than 500,000 crs. or greater dower than Queen
Mary had, "who had for her dote, in bargain," 300,000 crs. of which
100,000 crs. was only for reputation and not paid. The Commissioners
said it was strange to refuse to speak of the pension first, since he had always
been told that it was vain to speak of the marriage unless he first spoke
of the pension; and, for the marriage, offered 300,000 crs. provided the
dower was the same as Queen Mary had. And whereas the King told the
Ambassador at Christmas that, according to Paget's communication
with the French King, the difficulty might be removed "if,
as the French King would descend, so his Majesty would
mount in the assignation of the dote," it was now repeated that
although 300,000 is more than was paid with Queen Mary, yet, if the
ambassador could agree to a greater dower, the King would assign a greater
dote, in order that this treaty might take such effect as to maintain the
amity. The Ambassador promised to signify this to his master. In
communication, when pressed that the arrears should not only be spoken
of but paid whether the marriage took effect or no, to show his private
zeal for the matter and without reason, the Ambassador brought forth his
instructions and offered to show them, but added, "Why do ye not cause
the arrearages to be demanded there by your ambassador?" The King
commands them to commission Paget to do so and also to answer objections
heretofore made by the French King, instruct him as follows :—
To relieve the French king, when prisoner, the King made a peace
with him, dated at More, binding him and his heirs to pay the King
2,000,000 at the rate of 100,000 crs. a year, and afterwards a life pension
of 100,000 crs. a year; which was in recompense for 100,000 fr. a year
promised to the King by the French king at Arde, although that was
not specified in the treaty. That treaty "contained no recompense for the
wars for to facilitate the redemption of the French King himself."
Afterwards was made a treaty of perpetual peace, confirming the above
payments with the addition of certain salt, afterwards commuted to a sum
of 100,000 crs. yearly for the King's life and 50,000 crs. yearly to his
heirs. At that time the King made a league offensive against the
Emperor, to facilitate the delivery of the French King's children, and
entered war, contributing 512,000 crs. to the wars in Italy, besides other
expenses; upon covenant that if the French King or his heirs failed to
observe the perpetual peace the King might challenge his money spent in
the wars over and above the other payments. This league was made when
the perpetual peace was ratified at Amyas. The French King took peace
with the Emperor at Cambray, and agreed to pay 2,000,000 to redeem his
children; and the King also took peace, and lent the French King such
money as the Emperor owed him, and also gave 40,000 crs. "due unto
him upon a precious rich jewel which the Emperor much esteemed," at
that time sent by Sir Fras. Bryan to the French King. At which time the
French King delivered a writing (copy herewith) signed and sealed, the
original of which has now been shown to the Ambassador (and a copy
delivered him), which writing contains a plain confession that the King
has observed all his obligations in the war, so as the perpetual peace might
remain as a plain matter to be observed. This writing contradicts such
feigned inventions as to say that the perpetual peace was conditional or the
conditions were not observed. Since then Pomeray, when ambassador,
procured the King to agree to certain special articles; to which he would
not agree but with one special article (copy herewith) providing that no
violation or non-observation of those articles should violate or break the
If, then, the French Council or King would allege such matter as the
French King has done in derogation of the perpetual peace, Paget can now
show, by their own covenants, that no such matter, even if true, can impair
the obligation in the perpetual peace; not forgetting, for the King's honour,
to deny such allegation and add that, even if true, it could not, by Pomeray's
treaty, prejudice the perpetual peace. If it be replied that the King would
thus have all bargains observed to his commodity and himself observe none,
Paget may say that he observes all and yet, if "by his ministers or otherwise
anything were slacked or omitted," the perpetual peace should not
thereby be extinct; for, although not worded as if the King paid for it,
the truth is, as the French King's said writing declares, that the King
entered war, contributed 512,000 crs. and gave the jewel in contemplation
of the perpetual peace. So that, without the consideration of our title to
France, the danger of war and these and other expenses confessed in the
said writing were sufficient to countervail the surplus which the King has
by the perpetual peace over what he had before by the treaty of the More,
viz 10,000 crs. in salt and 50,000 crs. to his heirs. The French King, who
pays interest, as the Emperor likewise does, knows how much the forbearing
of so great a sum for eight years, ["the want whereof thus far grieveth and
nearly toucheth his Majesty that his Highness is enforced for want thereof
to press so much the more his subjects, whereby their occupying much
decayeth, diminisheth, and consequently our profits and casualties much
impaired]. (fn. 6) Such a debt ought to be preserved from all allegations and
only taken away by full payment or liberal remission.
He shall tell the French King how his ambassador answering "precisely
as afore," which the King thinks "no reason can condescend unto,"
concluded that, albeit the marriage took no effect, the princes should remain
friends, without signifying his master's intention about payment of the
arrears; and, as this treaty of marriage is stopped by the untowardness of
the French King's ministers, require him to order the payment of the said
arrears, considering that the duty is so clear, "being, for contentation of
his people and posterity, called a pension, but indeed a duty purchased
The Ambassador was yesterday at Court, when the writers "noted certain
things unto him" which Paget shall also repeat to the French King, viz. :
(1) how the King's subjects are used at New Haven, as contained in Paget's
last letters; (2) how 15 or 16 English ships with wine have been taken in
French streams, which ships went to Bordeaux only upon the Ambassador's
promise for their safety; (3) how the ship of one Brigges, of London, has
been used at Poldavy, as shewn by the copy of his complaint herewith;
and (4) how within these five days 12 sail of Frenchmen and Scots chased
an English ship beside Wight, and afterwards entered by the Needles
into Hampton Water, and there took an English ship laden
with salt, which was rescued by the country, but her taker was conveyed
away in the night by the rest, who then denied that she was of their company.
To the 1st the Ambassador "denied his promise further than for
his master's ports," which appear to have been the worst places. To the
2nd he denied the commission or that there was any such captain there.
To the 3rd (fn. 7) he pretends ignorance. To the 4th, he brought in two of the
pirates who had escaped from the Wight, who denied both the chase and the
conveyance of the ship, which they said was a Breton and not of their
company. Offered to let him keep the said pirates provided he would see
them forthcoming, "yet he refused it and, without reason or regard, departed
from us." Paget shall "engreve" this to the French King, adding that if
not found offenders they shall be treated as appertains, and if "men of that
sort" the King knows well that Francis "would have them to know their
Draft in Gardiner's hand, much corrected by Wriothesley and altered
throughout from the form of a letter from the King to that of one from the Council,
pp. 21. Endd. : Minute to Mr. Paget, xxixo Januarii ao xxxiiijo.
Calig. E. IV.
2. Original letter of which § 1 is the draft. Dated Westm., 29 Jan.
Signed by Canterbury, Norfolk, Russell, Hertford, Winchester, Westminster,
Cheyne, Gage, Browne, Wyngfeld, Wriothesley, Bakere and Ryche.
Much injured by fire, pp. 12. Add.
3. Deposition of James Rumney, master, Wm. Braye, master's mate,
John Grey, John Ruley, Thos. Dyxe, Ant. Symson, Wm. Dawson, Ant.
Smythe, Wm. Tylar and Robert Browne, mariners, of the ship called the
Anthony Brugges of London.
In Dec. last the said ship sailed from London for South Spain in
company with nine other ships until 30 leagues "ahead Ushente; and then,
by reason of a great leak that befell in her, sore weather and night season,
drawing towards the day," she was driven to leave the other ships and go
afore the wind to the nearest land, viz., into Polldavy Bay in Brytayne.
There, "being sorgyd," heard that Scottish ships were at Croydon,
thereby, and sent to the lord of the soil, Mons. de Nevet, who dwelt
six miles off, a present of red herring and cheese, desiring licence to
bring the ship into some creek to be amended and also protection
against the Scots. He agreed and promised, as ruler there for 15 miles
round, to warrant them against the Scots; and the ship was brought
into Polldavy creek and moored upon the mainland. After two days, a
Scottish ship called the Mary Wylloby came into the creek as near as
she could, while two others, the Lyon and the Salmon, surged at
the mouth of the creek. Forthwith the Bretons of the town with their
boats, landed 60 Scots out of the Mary Wyllowby, which also "shot through
the said Anthony and almost break her main mast." Deponents then
forsook her and went to Mons. de Nevett, who came with them to the water
side and spoke with the captain of the Mary Wylloby, called Carr. Carr
showed a sealed writing which De Nevitt read with reverence, and then
told deponents that he could not help them against the Scots, because of
their authority which he had read; but he would sell them half their ship and
goods (ordnance and some victuals excepted) and give them safe conduct for
a month to go and find the money. The Scottish captain likewise offered
to sell them the other half (ordnance and some victuals excepted) saying
that he should have but the half and De Nevett as lord of the soil the other
Copy., pp 2. Endd. "Deposition touching Brugges ship of London."
4. Confession of "certain mariners" certified by John Hull, customer
of Exeter, Humph Colles, and John Charelles, steward of the Stannary under
my lord Privy Seal, as made to them, beyond Harfford Bruge, on Wednesday
last, 18 (sic) Jan.
That, fearing certain Scotch ships of war, they came into a creek
belonging to Poldavy haven, the captain of which haven promised to
protect them. Soon after, the Scots came and shot at and boarded them.
They appealed to the captain, who came with them to demand why the
Scots took "the said English ships," and the Scots showed a licence from
the French King, "to take any English ships within any port, creek or
place within his dominions." Thereupon the Captain and the Scots shared
the goods between them, which belonged to one Brugges, of London.
Signed by Hull and Colles.
In Hull's hand, pp. 2. Endd. : "The deposition of John Hull and
Wh. . . Colles touching th'English ship at Poldavy."
St. P. IX., 284.
92. The Council to Paget.
After delivery of their other letters to the post, the King commanded
them to write that the French ambassador here resident is "so wilful, so
proud and so glorious," and seems inclined rather to hinder than increase the
amity, in not admitting anything but what stands with his own fantasy,
that the King wishes it declared to the French King, with a request to have
him replaced by another of better inclination. This is to be set forth
"Touching Monsr. de Guises going to Scotland with advertisement of
Draft, pp. 4. Endd : Minute to Mr. Paget, 29 Jan. ao xxxiiijo.
Calig. E. IV.,
2. Original letter of which the preceding is the draft. Dated "From
. . . . . . . 29 Jan., 4 p.m. Signed by Norfolk, Hertford, Thos.
bp. of We[stminster], Sir. Ant. Wyngfeld, Russell, Browne and Wriothesley.
P.S. lost, by mutilation, except the concluding words "[advert]isement
Very mutilated, p. 1. Add. : Mr. Paget, the King's Majesty's ambassador
resident in France. Endd.
93. John Orwell to Lord Maltravers.
Being master of a boat of Foullsto[ne] now lying at Feccam, had
come to Roan and was in the same lodging as a gentleman of the French
Court and a priest, a great beneficed man, who, not knowing him to be an
Englishman, talked much of the King and of the King of Scots' death,
which they said should be revenged shortly. The priest said that revenge
would not occasion the King of England to move war; for the duke of
Gwyse, father to the Queen of Scots should go in haste to Scotland with
20,000 men, mostly horseman, and much munitions (part of which were
already gone from New Haven to Brest and a great vessel load from Paris
was going to Humflyte to be shipped thence to Brest); all this should be in
Scotland before it was known, and then the French King would say that the
Duke went to fetch his daughter. The gentleman said that was "propenst"
in the Court 15 days past, and that much ordnance should also be sent after
the Duke, who should be "banished France;" for if the King of
England were not kept busy he would aid the Emperor, and
if it were not for the dread in Flanders of the King
of England they should have more friends there. The priest then said
"I doubt not, what with the help of the good duke of Cleve and his friends,
the Emperor and the king of England shall have as much to do as they
both may overcome." The writer then said "It were great dishonour to
so noble a prince so to dissemble with his very friend." The priest then
accused him of being an English spy and said Kill him; and the gentleman
drew his sword and put him in jeopardy. Begs that the King or Council
may know this conspiracy. Scribbled at Roane, 29 Jan.
Hol., pp. 2. In the form of a petition headed : To the right honorable lord
Deputy of Calais.
A. P. C.
94. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 30 Jan. Present : Norfolk, Privy Seal,
Gt. Chamb., Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Cheyney, Gage, Browne,
Wingfield, Wriothesley. Business :—Letter in French stamped to Mons.
de Bies for redelivery of certain ships stayed by him at Boulogne.
*** Next entry is 2 Feb.
St. P., V. 207.
Safe conduct for the bp. of Murrey to repair to Henry VIII. with
12 persons in his company. Westm., 30 Jan., 34 Hen. VIII. Signed at
32,649, f. 106.
96. Arran to Suffolk.
We have received your Sovereign's writings dated at Hampton
Court, 4 Jan., and (with others of our Sovereign Lady's Council) have
considered other weighty matters shown by the noblemen who lately
returned from his Majesty. The conclusion is that such matters cannot
be "dressit be writingis"; and, where the King writes that he "will na
ways be postponit be dryft of tyme," we desire all to be done with goodly
haste, and to that end exhort his Highness to grant safe conduct for George
Douglas, Wm. Hamiltoune of Sanquhare, James Leremouth of Dairsy and
Mr. Hen. Balnavis of Halhill, or three or two of them, with 30 horses, to
repair towards him, and also to grant an abstinence of four or five months.
Halyrudhous, 30 Jan. 1542.
In Arran's own hand—Begs credence for George Douglas. Signed :
P. 1. Add. : lieutenant to the King of England. Endd. : 1543.
97. Sir John Wallop and Sir Thos. Poynings to the Council.
Lately Captain Pallett brought Wallop a letter of credence from the
Captain of Arde, declaring that, the night before, Englishmen had fired four
houses at Rydlingham. He required Wallop to punish the doers or else (as
he had sworn very furiously) he would burn Ballingham and Anderne.
Wallop wrote his answer thereto to Mr. Treasurer, and need not repeat it,
promising to do justice if the thing was proved to be done by Englishmen.
Mr. Poynings and Wallop have since found that it was done by 80 English
soldiers and labourers, procured by English Burgundians. The principal
doers, Armestrong, Banester, one Gate, a soldier under Mr. Poynings, and
Pullen, a clerk of the works are fled; but the writers have 30 others in
prison and enclose their confessions. Guisnes, 30 Jan. Signed : John
Wallop; Thomas Ponynges.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
St. P., V. 249.
98. Lisle to Arran.
Received, by Henry Raye, his letters of the 25th in which he writes
that, above all earthly things, he desires unity, peace and concord to
increase between the King and the Queen his sovereign, a desire which
doubtless proceeds of a godly and noble mind as shall now appear by his
answer to the King's late letters. Reminds him that he meddles now
"with the most noble prince and father of wisdom of all the world," who
"will not be trifled withal in no case." Berwick, 31 Jan.
Copy, p. 1. Endd. : The copie of my lord Warden's l're sent by Henry
Raie to the Governer of Scotland.
99. H. Lord Maltravers to Henry VIII.
Sends herewith a discourse of a matter concerning a booty brought
by the Frenchmen into the English pale and the taking of certain of the
said Frenchmen by English adventurers at Gravelines, and their detention
in prison by the captain of Gravelines castle. Sends it the sooner because
the said captain means to advertise the Emperor's ambassador. Begs
instructions. Calais, 31 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
100. Grants in January, 1543.
1. Walt. Hendle and Margery his wife.
Licence to alienate the manor of Comden
alias Comeden and lands in Fretynden,
Kent, to Sir John Baker and Elizabeth
his wife. Westm., 2 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 5, m. 22.
2. John Coope and Margery his wife
and John Wylkyns. Licence to alienate
the manor of Southfalley to Humph. Benton
and Lionel Moryson, to be regranted
to the said Coope and Wylkyns and the
heirs of the said Coope. Westm., 2 Jan.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 7.
3. John Rogers, the King's servant.
Annuity of 36l. 10s. in recompence of the
fee which he formerly had of the King.
Hampton Court, 1 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 3 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 12.
4. Sir Edw. North and Alice his wife.
Licence to alienate the manor of Undeley
and lands (extent given) in Undeley and
Lakenheth, Suff., to Simon Stuard.
Westm., 3 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5,
5. Commissions of justices of assise.
Oxford circuit. Sir Edm. Mervyn and
Wm. Portman, King's serjeant at law.
Western circuit. Sir. Thos. Willoughby
and Sir Humph. Broun.
Northern circuit. John Hynde and
Edm. Molyneux, King's serjeants at law.
Westm., 5 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 11, m. 12d.
6. Robert Hennage. To be fourth
officer, alias Master of the Woods, in the
Court of General Surveyors, vice John
Mynne, dec.; with 50l. a year
and the usual profits and power
to nominate deputies, and allowance
of his own and deputies' expenses. The
preamble declares the foundation of the
said Court by Parliament. Hampton
Court, 4 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
8 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 13, cancelled
because surrendered 31 Dec. 38 Hen.
VIII. in order that the said Robert might
be appointed Master of the Forests beyond
7. Ant. Dryland, the King's servant.
To be (1) bailiff of the lordship and keeper
of the manor and park of Collyweston,
Ntht., (2) bailiff of the lordship of Eston,
Ntht., and (3) keeper of the woods there,
with the fees accustomed in (1), 66s. 8d. a
year in (2) and 1d. a day in (3). The preamble
states that the offices were granted
by the King, 16 July 1 Hen. VIII., to
Gryffin Rychards, who already had held
them under the Countess of Richmond, the
King's grandmother, and who, 10 Feb.
27 Hen. VIII., sold his title in the same to
the said Anthony, who has now surrendered
that title in order to receive this
grant. Hampton Court, 1 Dec. 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Jan.—P.S. Pat.
p. 7, m. 33.
8. Chr. Rippenden, the King's servant.
To be sub-captain or deputy of the castle
or fortress of Hurst, Hants., with the appointment
of one servant; with 12d. a day
for himself and 6d. a day for his servant.
Hampton Court, 1 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 12 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8,
9. George Byskeham, clk. Presentation
to the parish church of Bedington,
Winton dioc., void by the resignation of
Ric. Benese, King's chaplain. Hampton
Court, 9 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
10. Lord Chancellor Audeley and Sir
Thos. Pope. Grant (in consideration of
the manors of Layer Marney and
Gyberake, Essex, with appurtenances in
Layer Marney, Gybcrake, Moche Gotham,
Little Gotham, Inforthe, Fering, Moche
Braysted, Kelvedon, Messyng, Copforde,
Layer Breton, Moche Wygbaroughe, Salcott,
Virle and Heybrydge, Essex, sold to
the King by Audeley) of the reversion and
rent reserved upon a Crown lease to Ric.
Bryan of Cogges, Oxon, 15 Nov. 32 Hen.
VIII., of the site and chief messuage of
the manor of Cogges, with the demesne
lands, for 21 years, at 13l. 6s. 8d. rent.
Also grant of (1) the manor of Cogges
and all lands in Cogges which the King
lately acquired from Thos. duke of Norfolk,
(2) the manor of Dombleton, Glouc.,
which belonged to Abingdon monastery,
with the advowson of the rectory there, a
field called Littelton Filde in Dombleton, a
water mill there, a portion of tithes there,
a messuage and tenement there and tenements
called Joppes and Bernardes, and
all lands there late in tenure of Sir John
Bridges, all which belonged to Abingdon,
(3) all lands in Cogges, Oxon, in tenure of
Thos. Whyte, which belonged to
Abingdon, and all other possessions
of Abingdon in Dombleton
and Cogges, (4) the marsh called Leymouthe
in West Hamme, Essex, which
belonged to Stratforde mon, Essex, (5) the
house or late priory or cell of Avecote
alias Alvecote, Warw., the rectory of
Shittington, Warw., which belonged to
Avecote, with the advowson of the vicarage,
and all possessions of Avecote in
Shittington, Reyton and Avecote. Warw.,
in Marsham, Derb., in Braunston, Leic.,
and elsewhere; which said cell belonged
to Great Malvern priory.
To hold the premises, with full rights,
1, 2 and 3 to Sir Thos. Pope in fee simple
as one twentieth of a knight's fee, by rents
of (1, 3) 79s. 2d. and (2) 6l. 16s. 10d.; and
4 and 5 to the said Audeley, in fee simple
as one-twentieth part of a knight's fee, by
rents of (4) 10s. and (5) 44s. 6½d. Free of
other charges except 54s. fee of the bailiff
of Dombleton, and 6l. stipend of the curate
of Shyttyngton. Westm., 18 Jan. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 2.
11. William Layton. Pardon, upon
his humble submission, of all treasons,
&c., and forfeitures of goods, lands or
ecclesiastical benefices. Hampton Court,
15 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18
Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 28.
12. Ranulph Sewell. To be janitor
of the citadel, recently built at Carlisle;
with 8d. a day. Hampton Court, 14 Jan.
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Jan.—
P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 26.
13. Henry earl of Sussex Licence to
alienate the manor of Dockyng, Norf., to
Sir Thos. Wriothesley, Sir Edm. Pekham,
Thos. Knyght, Wm. Brampton and John
Bozome, and the heirs and assigns of the
said Thomas Wriothesley, until the Annunciation
of St. Mary in 1545, and after
that time and the marriage solemnised
between Thos. lord Fitzwalter, son and
heir apparent of the said earl, and Elizabeth,
sole (eniciam qu. unicam?) daughter
of the said Sir Thos. Wriothesley, to the
use of the said Elizabeth for life and the
heirs male of her and the said lord
Fitzwalter, with contingent remainders
specified and under conditions laid down
in an indenture dated 18 Jan. 34 Hen.
VIII., between the said earl and Sir Thos.
Wriothesley. Westm., 20 Jan. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 19.
14. Sir James Boleyn. Licence to
alienate the manor of Possewyke, with
appurtenances in Possewyke, Burnedale,
Wytton, Plumsted Magna, Plumsted
Parva, and Thorpe beside Norwich, Norf.,
with the advowson of Possewyke, to Hen.
Warde, to be by him granted to John
Branche and Ric. Franyngham, to be
regranted to the said Hen. Warde and
Margaret his wife and the heirs of the
body of the said Henry, or, in default,
the right heirs of the said Henry and
Margaret. Westm., 21 Jan. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 1.
15. Sir Nich. Hare, one of the justices
in the marches of Wales. Annuity of
40 mks., to be assigned by the master of
the Wards, upon the manor of Denerth
and lands in Llandrillo Bettows, Desserth,
Egloys Vaghe, St. Hillarys and Llannrry.
dre, in co. Denbigh, which belonged to
Hugh Conwaye, dec., and are in the
King's hands by the minority of Edward,
s. and h. of the said Hugh; with wardship
and marriage of the heir. Hampton
Court, 1 Dec. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
23 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2. m. 15.
16. John Osborne. To be one of the
auditors of the Exchequer vice John
Mynne, dec. Hampton Court, 13 Jan.
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 23 Jan.—
P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 33.
17. Robert Fermer, of London, leatherseller.
Licence to alienate the messuage
or tenement and two shops, &c., lately
leased to John Worsopp, late scrivener,
and three shops leased to Thos. Abraham,
senior, in the parish of St. Pancras next
Westchepe, which belonged to the late
college of Acon, London : To Edw.
Bowland, of London. Westm. 23 Jan.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 9.
18. John Fletewode. Grant, for
893l. 18s. 8d., of the reversions hereafter
set forth, with the rents reserved in the
following leases :—(a) By Philip, late
abbot, and the convent of Evesham, 20
Feb 30 Hen. VIII., to the said John
Fletewode, of London, of the lordship or
manor of Penwortham, Lanc., with
appurtenances in Lancashire and Cheshire,
and the rectories of Penwortham and
Laylond, Lanc.; except the advowsons of
the vicarage of Laylond and of the
rectory of Meles, Lanc.; for 99 years; at
99l. 5s. 3d rent : (b) By the Crown to Sir
Ralph Longford, 7 Aug. 34 Hen. VIII., of
the manor of Caldewiche and rectory of
Elaston, Staff., which belonged to the late
monastery of Merton, Surr., except woods,
&c, and the advowson of Elaston vicarage;
for 21 years at 43l. rent.
Namely :—Of the reversion of the chief
house and site of the late priory or cell or
manor of Penwortham which belonged to
Evesham and of the reversion of lands
(specified) there; Also of one-eighth part
of the fishing in the water of Rybbell
between Evyn or Ivye Poole and the head
of the marsh in Penwortham and Houghwyke;
Also of the turbary in Penwortham
and the grove of wood adjoining the
priory of Penwortham; Also an annuity
of 7l. 3s. 8d.; which premises form parcel
of the above lease to Fletewode.
Also grant of the cell and lands and
fishing aforesaid : and the advowsons of
North Meles and Laylond, Lanc.
Also grant to the said John and
Katharine his wife of the reversion and
rent reserved upon the above lease to Sir
Ralph Longford, and grant of the manor
of Caldewich and rectory of Elaston, with
advowson of the vicarage of Elaston, and
all appurtenances, and certain woods
(named) in Caldewiche and Elaston, all
which belonged to Merton.
To hold the above lands of Penwortham
in fee simple to the said John, as one
twentieth of a knight's fee, by rent of
9s. 9d.; and those in co. Staff, in fee
simple to the same, as one twentieth of a
knight's fee, by rent of 4l. 6s. Free of all
charges (including 10l. a year to Sir Ralph
Longford), except 46s. 8d. to Gilbert
Sutton and his heirs for lands in Penwortham.
Westm. 22 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 24 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8,
19. Vicarage of Wharompercie, Yorks.
Innotescimus of a charter of Edward abp.
of York, dated at Bolton Percy, 21 July
1541, to the effect that, whereas John, a
former abp. of York, ordained a portion
of the perpetual vicarage of the parish
church of Wharompercie to maintain a
vicar in that church and a chaplain to
celebrate mass in the towns of Thixindale
and Raistrope, for the infirm and sick,
now Marmaduke Atkinson, vicar of the
said parish church, has complained that
he is daily more and more burthened and
in debt, in consideration of which (and
the decay of the church and danger to the
souls of the parishioners in Thixindale
and Raisthrope, who, having the private
mass there celebrated for the infirm and
sick, absent themselves from other divine
services in the parish church) it is ordaind
that the vicar of Wharompercie shall in
future reside there, in the mansion of old
time ordained for that purpose, and that
there shall only be one mass celebrated
once a week in the chapels of Thixindale
and Raisthrope, by himself or another,
for the infirm and sick. Westm 24 Jan.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 23.
20. Alice Portman, widow. Lease.
See Grants in February, No. 15.
21. Commission of the peace.
Midd. Thos. abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor
Audeley, Treasurer Norfolk, President
Suffolk, Privy Seal Russell, Thos. earl of
Rutland, T. bp. of Westminster, Andrew
lord Windsor, Sir John Baker, Sir John
Baldewyn, Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir Humph.
Broun, Sir John Daunce, Sir Brian Tuke,
Sir John Alen, Sir Edm. Pekham, Sir
Ralph Warren, Sir Ric. Gresham, Sir
Roger Cholmley, serjeant at law, Wm.
Benson, clk., dean of Westminster, John
Skewys, Wm. Rooper, John Hewes, Wm.
Patchett, Roger More, Robt. Cheseman,
Robt. Chydley, Wm. Staunford, John
Newdygate, John Lymsey, Jasper
Fesaunte, Robt. Curson, John Greynvyle,
Hen. Whytreson, John Tawe, Fras. Goodyere,
William Cholmeley and Edw.
Tayllour. Westm., 24 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 11, m. 2d.
22. Commissions of oyer and terminer.
Oxford Circuit. Walter lord Ferrers,
Hen. lord Stafford, Sir Nich. Hare, Sir
Edm. Mervyn, Wm. Portman, King's
serjeant at law, Sir John Daunce, Sir Geo.
Darcy, Sir Walter Stonour, Sir Edw.
Croftes, Sir Humph. Forster, Sir Edw.
Wadham, Sir Jas. Baskervyle, Sir John
Talbott, Sir John Gyfford, Sir John
Harcourte, Sir John Walshe, Sir Geo.
Greysley, Sir Ph. Draycott, Sir Geo.
Gryffith, Sir John Bridges, Sir Walt.
Denys, Sir John Russell, jun., Sir John
Broune, John Pakyngton, John Scudamour,
Wm. Fermour, Thos. Vernon,
Edw Lyttleton, John Corbett of Lee,
Robt. Wrottesley, Thos. Holte, David
Brooke, Thos. Lane, Robt. Wye, Roland
Morton, Adam Mytton, Geo. Willoughby,
Wm. Cokesey, Hen. Bridges, Thos. Wayneman,
Ric. Warmecombe, Thos. Havard,
Hen. Russell, Wm. Gateacre, Chas.
Harbert, Ric. Walwyn, Ant. Welshe,
Thos. Vachell, Ric. Morgan, John Latton,
Lewis Blethen, John Beryton, and John
Pollard. Westm. 24 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII. p. 11, m. 11d.
23. Home Circuit. Hen. lord Mautravers,
Sir Thos. West lord La Ware, Geo. lord
Cobham, Sir John Gage, Sir Robt. Southwell,
M.R., Sir Ric. Riche, Sir John Baker,
Sir John Baldewyn, Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir
Wm. Shelley, Sir John Russell, Sir Giles
Capell, Sir Hen. Parker, Sir Thos. Darcy,
Sir Ph. Butteler, Walter Hendley, John
Sakvyle, Edw. Gage, Ric. Sakvyle, Robt.
Acton, John Skynner, John Lucas, Thos.
Wylford, Wm. Sydley, John Conyngesby,
John Broun, Robt. Mordaunt, John
Sewester, and Robt. Edmondes. Same
24. Wm. Turner. To be clerk of the
Prince's Council Chamber at Westminster,
and keeper of the books and records there,
vice John Mynne, dec., with 10l. a year as
enjoyed by Mynne, or by Thos. Tam worth,
in that office. Westm., 22 Jan. 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Jan.—
P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 3.
25. Edmund Clerk. Lease (by advice
of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle, General
Surveyors, and for a fine of 5l.) of the
manor of Hoke and Worthymortimer,
Hants., now in tenure of Wm. Shirlond,
and parcel of the lands of the late Queen
Jane; with reservations; for 21 years,
at 20l. rent. Westm., 23 Jan. 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Jan. —P.S. Pat.
p. 7, m, 33.
26. Edmund Garnett, clk. celebrating
divine service in the church of Anseley,
Notts, for the souls of John Anseley and
Annora his wife, &c., alias chantry priest
of Anseley. Licence to alienate all the
lands (specified) in Anseley belonging to
his chantry, to Sir John Chaworth and
Also licence to Chaworth to alienate
lands (specified and tenants named) in
Blesby and Morton, Notts, to the value
of 40s. a year to the said Edmund and his
successors. Westm., 24 Jan. 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Jan.—P.S. Pat.
p. 7, m. 34.
27. Sir John Dudley, viscount Lisle,
baron of Malpas, lord Basset of Drayton
and Tyasse. To be great admiral of
England, Ireland, Wales, Calais and their
marches and of Normandy, Gascony and
Aquitaine; with full rights as enjoyed by
John lord Russell or any other. Hampton
Court, 17 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 26 Jan.—P.S. Pat p. 7, m. 28.
28. Wm. Dale of Yatton, Soms.,
mercer. Pardon of outlawry. Being
summoned by John Dale to render account
as receiver of his lands in Yatton, he
failed to appear and was therefore put to
outlawry in the husting at London. He
has now surrendered to the Marshalsea
prison as certified by Sir Edw. Mountague,
chief justice. Westm., 26 Jan. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 10.
29. George Pollard, the King's servant.
To be parker and keeper of the woods of
Donyate, Soms., with 6l. 13s. 4d. a year;
in reversion after Oliver Frankelyn, who
now holds these offices by grant. 8 June,
25 Henry VIII., of Margaret late countess
of Salisbury, now attainted, by which the
said Oliver obtained the reversion of the
said offices after John Atton, then surviving
but now deceased, at the said fee.
Hampton Court, 4 Dec. 34 Hen VIII.
Del. Westm., 27 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 3,
30. Commissions of gaol delivery.
Aylesbury Gaol. Sir Edw. Mountagu,
Thos. Bromley, King's sergeant at law,
Thos. Fitzhugh, and Ric. Mylward. (To
meet at Little Brikhill.)
Bedford Castle. The same.
Huntingdon Castle. The same.
Cambridge Castle. The same.
Bury St. Edmonds Gaol. The same.
Norwich Castle. The same.
Oxford Castle. Sir Edm. Mervyn, Wm.
Portman, King's sergeant at law, Ric
Harper, and Thos. Sutton.
Worcester Castle. The same.
Stafford County Gaol. The same.
Shrewsbury Castle. The same.
Hereford Castle. The same.
Gloucester Castle. The same.
Monmouth Castle. The same.
Guildford Castle. Sir John Baldewyn,
Sir Ric. Lyster, Ant. Broun and John
Byll. (To meet at Southwark.)
Lewes Castle. The same. (To meet at
Canterbury Castle. The same. (To
meet at Deptford.)
Colchester Castle. The same. (To meet
at Stratford Langthorne.)
Hertford Castle. The same.
Winchester Castle. Sir Thos. Willoughby,
Sir Humph. Broun, Nich.
Rokewood, and John Dyer.
Fyssherton Anger Gaol. The same. (To
meet at Salisbury.)
Dorchester Gaol. The same.
Ilchester Gaol. The same. (To meet at
Exeter Castle. The same.
Launceston Castle. The same.
Northampton Castle Sir Walter Luke,
Wm. Whorwood, attorney general, Ric.
Jenour and John Whyting.
Warwick County Gaol. The same.
Coventry City Gaol. The same.
Leicester County Gaol. The same.
Derby County Gaol. The same.
Nottingham Gaol. The same.
Nottingham Town Gaol. The same.
Lincoln Castle. The same.
Lincoln City Gaol. The same.
Okeham Gaol. The same.
York Castle. John Hynde, King's
serjeant at law, Edm. Molyneux, King's
serjeant at law, and Fras. Frobyser.
York City Gaol. The same.
Westm., 27 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 11, m. 12d.
31. Richard Grafton and Edward
Whitchurch, of London. Privilege of
the sole printing of "the Masse booke, the
Graill, the Antyphoner, the Himptnall,
the Portans and the Prymer, both in
Latyn and in Englishe, of Sarum use, for
[the] Province of Canterbury," or any of
them which are, or shall be "for Sarum
use" within the King's dominions; for 7
years. The preamble states that these
have heretofore been printed abroad, to
the hindrance of the King's subjects who
could print them, and to the keeping in
memory of the bishop of Rome's usurped
authority, contrary to the laws of the
realm; and that the King wishes to have
them better done for the sake of his
subjects, who daily incur the danger of
his injunctions, proclamations and laws,
by not obliterating the said name of the
bishop of Rome. Westm., 23 Jan. 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Jan.—P.S.
Pat. p. 7. m. 34. Rymer, XIV., 766.
32. Commission of the peace.
Soms. Lord Chancellor Audeley, Treasurer
Norfolk, President Suffolk. Hen. marquis
Dorset, Russell lord Privy Seal, Edw.
earl of Hertford, Hen. earl of Bridgewater,
W. bp. of Bath and Wells. Hen. lord
Mautravers, John lord Audeley, Wm.
lord Stourton, Wm. lord Seynt John,
Sir Thos. Willoughby Sir Humph.
Broun, Sir Edw. Gorge, Sir Ant.
Hungerford, Sir John Seyntlowe,
Sir Hen. Capell, Sir John Newton, Wm.
Portman, King's sergeant at law, Thos.
Clerke, David Brooke, Edw. Rogers, John
Wadham, John Wyndam, Roger Bluett,
John Sydenham, jun., Thos. Stradling,
Ric. Cupper, Ric. Phillipps, Nich. Fitzjames,
Thos. Dyer, Mich. Malett, Alex.
Popham, Ant. Gilbert, Aldred Fitzjames,
Roger Basing, Wm. Vowell, John Mawdley,
John Porter, Thos. Phillipp, Thos.
Horner, and Hich. Halswell. Westm., 28
Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 5d.
33. Sir Gervase Clifton. Annuity of
15l., to be assigned by the Master of the
Wards, out of the manors of Ardesley,
Newhall, Barghe and Highmelton, with
lands in Parva Houghton, Grysbroke,
Cawthorne, Wathe, Wolley, Gateforde,
Bowerton and Hekelton, Yorks., which
belonged to Thomas Boswell, dec.; during
the minority of Gervase Boswell, s. and h.
of the said Thomas; with wardship and
marriage of the said heir. Westm., 23
Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Jan.
—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 13.
34. John Southwell. Annuity of 9l.
13s. 4d., to be assigned by the Master of
the Wards, out of the lands in Thurston,
Tostock, Wolpett, Elmeswell, Rattilsden
and Winerston, Suff., which belonged to
John Nune, dec., and are in the King's
hands by the minority of George s. and h.
of the said John; with wardship and marriage
of the heir. Hampton Court, 4 Dec.
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Jan.—
P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 15.
35. Sir Thomas Wriothesley, chief
secretary. To be one of the chamberlains
of the Receipt of the Exchequer, vice
Robert earl of Sussex, dec., with the
appointment of one of the ushers of the
Receipt and of all other officers in the said
office of Chamberlain; for life. with the
usual profits. Westm., 28 Jan. 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Jan.—P.S. Pat.
p. 7, m. 30.
36. Nicholas Mynne. To be auditor of
all accounts, and views and declarations
of accounts, of the following officers :—
treasurer of Calais and its marches, mayor,
constables and company of the Staple of
Calais, clerk of the Hanaper of Chancery,
keeper of the Great Wardrobe, constable
or clerk or receiver of the honor and castle
of Windsor, captain or receiver of the Isle
of Wight, chief butler of England, and
keeper of the exchange and money in the
Tower and elsewhere; vice John Mynne,
dec.; for life; with the usual fees and
privileges, as enjoyed by Thomas Tamworthe
or John Mynne. Westm., 25 Jan.
34 Hen. VIII., Del. Westm., 29 Jan.—P.S.
Pat. p. 7. m. 35.
37. John Sayer, esq., late a minor in
the King's custody. Livery of lands as
s. and h. of Wm. Sayer, dec, in England,
Wales and the marches, and of the reversion
of such lands as Margaret late wife
of the said William holds for life.
Del. Westm., 29 Jan. 34 Henry VIII.
—S. B. (signed by Lord St. John, Hynde
and Parys). Pat. p. 1, m. 5.
38. Rob. Wynter, esq., late a minor
in the King's Custody. Livery of lands as
s. and h. of Roger Wynter, dec., in England,
Wales and the marches, and in
Calais and its marches, and of the reversion
of those which Elizabeth late wife of the
said Roger holds for term of life.
Del. Westm., 29 Jan. 34 Henry VIII.
—S. B. (signed by St. John, Hynde and
Sewster). Pat. p. 2, m. 9.
39. Sir Ralph Sadler, one of the chief
of the King's secretaries. Licence to
alienate the rectory and advowson of the
vicarage of the parish church of Barnes
Rodyng, Essex : To Stephen Sampford,
jun., son of John Sampford, son of Ric.
Sampford. Westm, 30 Jan. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 9.
40. Marg. Lutterell, widow, John Lutterell
and Mary his wife. Licence to
alienate the manor of Est Quantokkeshed,
Soms., to Humph. Colles, to be regranted
to the said Margaret for life, with remainder
to the said John and his heirs.
Westm., 30 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 9, m. 31.