A. P. C., 102.
320. The Privy Council.
Note that on 25 March, being Easter Day, the Council sat not.
Meeting at St. James's, 26 March. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor,
Russell, Hertford, St. John, Winchester, Westminster, Gage, Browne,
Wriothesley. No business recorded.
St. P. IX., 337.
321. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
Wrote on the 18th. The Bishop of Rome, in Bononye, has
appointed legate for Scotland Marco Grimani, a Venetian, patriarch of
Aquileia, who was captain of the Bishop's galleys at Previsa, a man of
small prudence. He departs in all haste, at the French king's instance,
who wrote hotly for this and for money to aid the Scots; for "both
princes" reckon themselves exterminated if Henry prevail in Scotland.
All rejoice at the report here that Henry will turn his power against
France, for the French king is odious for his practises with the Turk. In
view of the coming out of Barbarossa and the coming of the Turk to
Hungary, Venetians send 3,000 foot and 500 horse to guard Dalmatia and,
on the 1st April, will appoint a captain general of their 60 galleys. The
Imperials lately intercepted "letters of the duke of Ferrare that went to
France," who is esteemed to be French. In Almain both parties stand
stiff in their opinion, but the Emperor's coming will redress all, by his
authority and the peril of the Turks. Men talk of 8,000 Swiches to be
conducted to Italy by the Bishop, (fn. 1) who is openly reputed French. Venice,
26 March, 1543.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Sealed. Endd.
A. P. C., 102.
322. The Privy Council.
Meeting at St. James's, 27 March. Present : Canterbury,
Chancellor, Russell, Hertford, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage,
Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley. Business :—Letters written to Mr.
Flammocke, captain of the Navy on the Narrow Seas, for transportation
of Marillac, French ambassador, to Calais. Letter sent to Maltravers,
deputy of Calais, to suffer Marillac to pass into his native country if Paget
were arrived; otherwise to detain him.
32,650, f. 92.
323. The Privy Council to Sadler.
Considering his advertisements of his discourse with the Queen, the
King thanks him for his diligence and dexterity; and judges her proceedings
to be frank, and such as motherly love should persuade, but it is
marvellous perplexity what to say of the rest, their deeds being so repugnant
to what the Queen says and their fashion of removing the Cardinal
(first denied, then doubted, and then granted by Sir George Douglas) so
strange. The King requires Sadler to repair eftsoons to the Queen and,
showing a desire to be a minister in the conveyance of her daughter, learn
of her what lords of Scotland would be willing to assist in it. Afterwards
he must use his dexterity to break the matter to those lords, alluring them
with promises and rewards; and meanwhile advertising Sir George
Douglas and others of that band that the King (as is true) makes such
preparations on the Borders that "in case these promises, gentle handling
and reasonable communication take not effect," he may use his princely
Draft in Gardiner's hand, pp. 3. Endd. : Mynute to Mr. Secr. Master
Sadleyr, xxvijo Martii ao xxxiiijo.
32,650, f. 85.
Papers, I. 90.
324. Sadler to Henry VIII.
Took opportunity, since the arrival of Mr. Drummond, to speak to
the Governor for the secretaryship (Drummond having already delivered
Henry's letters to the Governor and Angus); who answered that he was
right sorry, but had bestowed the office on Mr. Henry Balnaves, now sent
in embassage to Henry, for life. Commended Drummond's qualities, but,
as the office was gone before Drummond's arrival, did not press the matter.
The Governor asked "How I liked the old Queen and the young Queen."
Answered that he liked both well, and praised the young Princess as a
goodly child "and like to live" (to hear what he would say, since the
Queen Dowager and others said he was of a contrary opinion). He agreed,
and asked how Sadler found the Queen inclined to the marriage. Replied
that he had no commission to feel her mind in that—only to make the
King's commendations—but thought she could be well enough content with
the marriage. The Governor said that if she sought the world she could
not find so meet and honorable a marriage; but, being a Frenchwoman,
she could not be best inclined towards England. Here Sadler reminded
him that he had to do with a wise and experienced prince. He had sent
ambassadors to conclude the marriage and the peace, but, unless they
were instructed to conclude the things which depended upon those two
points, so as to prove an intention to perform the marriage and establish a
peace, Henry would facilely decipher their intent and might be justly
irritated. The Governor answered that he did nothing alone, the ambassadors
were commissioned by the Three Estates in Parliament to conclude these two
points, which he had set forth maugre the wills of divers who favoured neither
God's word nor the King and were wholly addict to France, and yet he
might have had a contract betwixt the young Queen and his own son
established by this Parliament without contradiction. He hoped that
Henry would be friendly to him, for he had had "mickle cumber among
the kirkmen" for his (Henry's) sake. Sadler again pressed him to offer
the marriage earnestly, as the offer of a bare contract was not sufficient.
The Governor said that, when the ambassadors were with the King, if
other things were demanded than they could conclude, they would refer
hither for instructions; he expected to hear from the ambassadors within
twenty days, and then they would soon be at a good point. Then he asked
how the King did with France; and Sadler replied well, as far as he knew,
and an ambassador (fn. 2) was newly come from the French king. The Governor
said he cared not what we did with France; he was noted in France for a
good Englishman and since his King died had never sent word thither.
On Sadler's showing that, for a perfect peace, they must annul their
leagues with France, the Governor said they must advise well before
breaking the leagues, but he was no good Frenchman and would agree to
all the King required, with the advice of the Estates; as long as the
Cardinal remained in hold they would have little ado with France. Sadler
said it was common saying that the Cardinal should have his liberty, and
was already at large in his own house. The Governor assured him that
the Cardinal was in as sure prison as ever, and was removed thither in
order to get possession of the castle, and should remain prisoner; for if the
Cardinal had his purpose he (the Governor) would go to the fire as a
heretic. Sadler suggested Dumbar or Temptallon, but the Governor said
the Cardinal was well enough where he was; and told Sadler what a
number of noblemen and gentlemen the late King had written in a roll as
heretics, of whom he (the Governor) stood first, and there were the earls of
Cassills, Glencairn, Marishall and others to the number of eighteen score.
He would now set forth the glory of God, with the King's help. "Allowed"
his intent, and animated him to it. He said that for these five years he
never took the Bishop of Rome to be more than a bishop, "and that a very
evil bishop," and he seems well content that this realm should leave the
obedience of Rome, but he lacks ministers for that purpose, and Sadler
cannot see how the kirkmen will be ruled for him, who will do what they
can to hinder these two realms from agreeing.
After speaking with the Governor, took Angus apart and entered with
him as prescribed in the Council's letters of the 20th; asking how he
could make the establishing of the Governor and the promises stand
together. He was perplexed and could only answer that they would work
through him, for if the King would accept the contract they would bring
the child to his hands; and then the King must, for her, see the realm
governed as he thought expedient. And Angus discoursed to like effect as
Sadler wrote on the 20th. Thinks he does not dissemble, but either
lacked power to compass his promise or was advised by his brother to stay,
that the King's purposes "might be wrought in time without rigour." He
thought the Governor earnestly minded the marriage, and, as to the second
person of the Realm having custody of the child, Parliament ordained that
eight noblemen and gentlemen should have her tuition, "whereof two
should ever be with her, and the Governor should take no care thereof."
Communed then with Sir George Douglas, who said that they who made
the promises could not perform them. Sadler said he thought that the
King would stick to have the child delivered; and Douglas answered that,
if the King stuck upon that or any other point, he expected to be sent, and
would gladly go if the message was acceptable, but otherwise not, for (said
he) "I will not go to my master with an unpleasant message."
Returned from Court to his lodging and there spoke with Cassils and
Somervaile, who said that their promises extended no further than to do
their uttermost, which they had done, and they knew not of the establishment
of the Governor till it was proponed in Parliament, when to have
opposed it would have availed nothing but to make themselves suspected.
They thought that the Governor undoubtedly minded the marriage, and
they themselves had urged the delivery of the child, saying that without
it the King would never conclude the contract nor yet the peace. Cassils
had said plainly "that if they stick to deliver her to his Majesty, we must
fight in the quarrel with those that we love well"; and he told Sadler that
many noblemen here stuck at it who, if they knew the King as his party
did, would never oppose him. His party would meet here at such time as
they thought to hear from the ambassadors, and would then do what they
could to fulfil their promise. Thinks both Cassils and Somervaile plain
and true gentlemen. The latter, at leaving, told Sadler, in his ear, that
if the King stood to his purpose he should obtain it, for they could not
maintain the war.
No more of the lords with whom he should communicate are here.
Glencairn is gone home 60 miles hence; and Maxwell and Flemyng have
not been here since he came, and dwell, respectively, 50 and 40 miles
hence. Showed Angus and Douglas what the sheriff of Air said of
Lennox's coming, whom, they say, they will withstand, and wish met by
Henry's ships at sea. Has communed with Huntley and Murray (Argyle
has not been here) and finds them inclined for the marriage and peace,
saying that a contract would be offered, and thereby an easy and acceptable
conquest of the realm made. When Sadler urged them to see that the
marriage was so offered as to show that it was earnestly meant, they
answered that no reasonable conditions would be refused; but it did not
appear that they would hastily condescend to the delivery of the child.
The marriage once agreed upon, they will not stick for their leagues with
France. Found Huntley, "who is a jolly young man, and of a right good
wit, far more frank than the earl of Murray, for he is a great beadsman
and noted here to be a good Papist, wholly given to the old ceremonies and
traditions of Rome." Huntley said that, those things being once established,
he would himself serve against France, and hoped to see Henry
before Christmas. Communed also with the earl Marishal, "who is a
goodly young gentleman, well given to your Majesty," but finds him unwilling
to have the child delivered until of lawful age. They all think
that, if she be once delivered, Henry will dispose of this realm howsoever
the game shall go; and they seem bent to maintain its liberty until, by the
marriage, God shall unite both realms. The earl Marishal said that he
and Cassils had given hands to go together in Henry's service against
France. Edinburgh, 27 March.
Pp. 11. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
*** An abstract of the above, noting misreadings and omissions in the
Sadler State Papers, is given in Hamilton Papers, No. 341.
St. P., V. 271.
325. Sadler to [Lisle?] (fn. 3)
Thanks for your Lordship's letters of 23 March. No news but that
in my letter to the King, which my lord of Suffolk, by his commission,
may open and make you partaker of. I have travailed to decipher the
inclinations of these men; but matters are so perplexed that I know not
what to judge. They had liever suffer extremity than be subject to
England, for they will have their realm free and their own laws and customs.
The kirkmen labour to empeche the unity of the two realms, but
the temporalty all desire the marriage and to join with us, in which case
they will abandon France and in time (it may be) "fall to th'obedience
and devotion of the King's Majesty, whereupon th'earl of Anguyshe and
his brother, with th'other lords prisoners, do make a perfect foundation."
I cannot judge the sequel, but wish things may succeed to the King's
expectation. Edenburgh, 27 March, midnight.
Hol., p. 1. Fly leaf with address gone.
18 B VI. 58 b.
326. Christian, King of Denmark to the Regent of Scotland.
A letter, too much faded to be read, which commences by
mentioning "Robertus Botvile (?)" and seems to refer to a restitution of
goods. Ex arce regia nostra . . . . . . vicesima septima die
Marcii anno m vc xliij.
Lat. Copy, pp. 2. Address copied : Inclitis et generosis viris D'no
Jacobo com[iti Arranie], d'no Hammiltoun, gubernatori regni Sc[ocie et]
aliis ejusdem regni consiliariis nobis sync . . . . .
327. The Earl of Surrey.
Interrogatories [for Millicent Arundell].
"Who useth to lodge in her house? How often A.B.C. hath lodged
there within this half year?" What diet they kept, what pastime they
used after supper, whether they had stone bows, whether they went out late
in the evening and returned the same night, where and why they went and
what she has heard of it, whether she has been charged to say nothing of
this matter or has commanded anyone to say nothing, and who have
been messengers between her and A.B.C.?
In Wriothesley's hand, pp. 2. List of names pasted on, viz. : The Mayor,
Recorder, Sir Martin Bowes, Mr. Wilford, the Town Clerk, the Sword Bearer.
2. Examination of Milsent Arundel, 28 March ao 34to.
My lord of Surrey, Sir John Clere, Thos. Clere, Surrey's
servant, young Pekering, Hussey treasurer to my lord of Norfolk,
Davy Semer, and she have eaten flesh in her house last lenten
season (in margin "Item, Thomas Wyndam). Her husband and young
Wiat, Clere and Pikering have also eaten flesh on Fridays and fast days;
but her husband only ate it in Lent. About Candlemas last my lord of
Surrey, Thos. Clere, young Wiat, Shelley my lord of Surrey's servant, and
young Pickering, with their servants, went out of her house at 9 p.m., with
four stone bows, and tarried forth till after midnight. Next day was great
clamour of the breaking of glass windows, both of houses and churches,
and shooting of men in the streets, and the voice was that those hurts
were done by my Lord and his company; so she commanded her household
to say nothing of the going out, and when her neighbours asked her she
denied it. She heard Surrey, "the night after, when Mr. Blage rebuked
him for it, say that he had liever than all the good in the world it were
undone, for he was sure it should come before the King and his Council;
but we shall have a madding time in our youth, and therefore I am very
sorry for it." [Has heard "that Birche had most harm with these stone
bows, also Sir Richard Gressam's windows"] (fn. 4) "That night or the night
before they used the same, rowing on the Thamys, and Thomas Clere told
her how they shot at the queenes at the Bank." Signed by Sir Ant.
Browne and Wriothesley.
P. 1. In Wriothesley's hand.
A. P. C., 103.
328. The Privy Council.
Meeting at St. James's, 28 March. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor,
Russell, Hertford, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage,
Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley. Business :—Passport refused to Claude
Dee, Frenchman, until certain Englishmen stayed at Boulleyne should be
329. The French.
Letters of reprisal against the French granted to Robert Borrough.
28 March 34 Hen. VIII. [See Grants in March, No. 58.]
Modern copy certified by Jo. Claydon. Large paper, pp. 3.
A. P. C., 103.
330. The Privy Council.
Meeting at St. James's, 29 March. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor,
Russell, Hertford, Winchester, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield,
Wriothesley. No business recorded.
ii., No. 121.]
331. The Queen of Hungary to Chapuys.
Wrote on the 24th ult. how they stood with the duke of Cleves,
who could not be induced by the commissioners of the Electors upon the
Rhine and the Landgrave to make a friendly appointment, but, trusting
in the alliance of France, continues to do his worst against her countries.
The town of Haynsberge, which she holds in Julliers, being in want of
victuals, she sent the Duke of Arschot with 2,500 horse and 10,000 foot,
of whom 4,000 were High Almains, to revictual it; and he entered Julliers
on the 20th inst. and on the 21st and 22nd revictualled Heynsberge, and
on the 24th camped before Zittart, where the enemy, numbering 3,000
horse and 10,000 foot, offered battle. The horsemen on both sides met
and after a struggle ours put the enemy to flight, but our footmen would
not fight, and abandoned the artillery, so that when our horsemen returned
from the chase they found both the enemy's artillery and ours abandoned
and the horses taken. As they could not bring it away (nor encamp for
want of footmen) the artillery is lost. Two bills herewith show what
happened and what the enemy has lost. We lost, of men of quality, only
the Sieur de Lintre, of Brabant, and the Sieur de Rougy, of Hainault, and
about 100 horsemen. The Count of Hoochstrate is slightly wounded and
the Sieur de Ysche dangerously. The enemies say that they lost 1,500
horsemen, including the personages named in the bill, and we have 200
prisoners, mostly men of quality. This is to be shown to the King of
England. Our horsemen fought most valiantly.
The Courtmaster of the English merchants newly come hither has
brought her letters of credence from the King and complained of the customers
of Zuelande and Brabant. Gave an answer which satisfied him;
but, in addition, he required that English merchants might be exempt
from the impost of the centisme, in pursuance of the intercourse.
Answered that she has advertised the King of the impost and hopes that,
for reasons given, he will not object to his merchants paying, as it is only
temporary. He made no reply but will probably make suit to the King to
write for their exemption, which would necessitate cancelling the impost.
As she has decided not to exempt them from the said impost, Chapuys must persuade
the King and Council not to object to its payment.
Is continually advertised that in France peace is published between the
English and French, who have released all Englishmen arrested and
restored their goods. The English must know of this. Requires him to
send word what he hears of it, together with all other occurrents, as he
did in his letters of the 17th.
French, pp. 4. Modern transcript of a Vienna MS., headed : "A
l'ambassadeur en Engleterre, du xxixe de Mars 1543 apres Pasques."
332. Consuls and Senators of Hamburg to Henry VIII.
The rumor, signified in his letters received yesterday, that the king
of the Danes has prepared a fleet to assist the Scots, is utterly false, as
time will show. The truce between the Emperor's countries and the king
of the Danes being now ended, he is said to be preparing a fleet and men
for his defence. As ships of Hamburg were detained in the Emperor's
countries, the writers also enrolled some, but, their property being restored,
they have dismissed them. Have no evidence that the king of the Danes
is preparing to assist the Scots, and for themselves they protest at some
length that they will not assist, in the least thing, any enemies of England,
much less the Scots, with whom they have no commerce. 29 March,
1543. Subscribed : Consules Senatoresque Civitatis Hamburgensis.
Latin, pp. 3. Add. Endd.
A. P. C., 103.
333. The Privy Council.
Meeting at St. James's, 30 March. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor,
Russell, Hertford, Winchester, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield,
Wriothesley. Business :—John Butlar, servant to lord William, "for
certain gold suspiciously sold to a goldsmith," committed to the Fleet.
32,650, f. 94.
334. Henry VIII. to Sadler.
Conferring Sadler's last letters (which the Council have answered)
with the state of affairs in Scotland and the proceedings of the Scottishmen
who are bound to him by promise, finds that they only seek, with his
authority and money, to benefit themselves; so that if he suffers them
thus to win time, the opportunity should pass of uniting these realms, to
God's honour and the benefit of both. Sadler shall declare to Anguishe
and Glencarn, and to Maxwell and Douglas, that he is commanded to
signify to them that the King finds in them and all the rest a great
difference between words and deeds, and that they only seek their own
profit; and unless it be shortly redubbed with deeds, not words, the King
will no longer be deceived into nourishing a party against himself, but
follow his enterprise. Sadler shall remind them :—(1) That where they
promised to send advertisements of all their proceedings, and advice for
the advancement of the King's enterprise, they sent none until now that,
by the Admiral and by Sadler, they were pricked to it. (2) That where
they promised to work nothing without the King's advice (and the King,
esteeming them good servants, advised them in sundry things), they have
never reported proceedings in time to receive advice, but only let the King
know what they have done, apparently to "make fair weather" with him.
For instance they never let him know what they laid against the Cardinal;
who, although the Governor and some of them have said precisely that he
should never be delivered, is now at home and at liberty : "and how
George Duglas hath handled that matter, himself best knoweth." (3).
Most of all, the King marvels that their Parliament seems to have provided
that the King shall not have his purpose, establishing as Governor and
second person of the realm one whom some of them reputed so unmeet for
the government. And Sadler shall advise them, as men whom the King
would be loth to lose, to weigh these matters and procure that the
ambassadors may be forthwith instructed to the purpose, for the King will
not put off longer. And he may say that, although none of them have
proceeded frankly, the King knows of the conspiracy of Argile, Huntley,
Murrey, Bothwel and divers bishops for the delivery of the Cardinal, by
force if necessary, and the destruction of the Governor, Anguishe and some
others, which is yet meant, though Huntley pretends a marriage alliance
with the Governor in order to insinuate himself into their counsels; which
matter is of no small importance, and not to be lightly disclosed but
secretly prevented. Sadler shall remind them how much they owe to the
King for this warning. If they ask advice Sadler shall say that he can
promise nothing, but fancies (1) that the first thing the King would
wish is that they would be more frank and advertise things in time for his
advice upon them; "for you know we do naturally hate all compass and
dissimulation." (2) That the ambassadors may agree that the child be
delivered, or else pledges given and order taken for her custody by
personages both English and Scottish. (3) That the ambassadors may be
empowered to abandon their alliance with France and bind them to serve
the King, for his money, "against all princes and states of the world."
This, Sadler may say, is his own advice, but sure he is that, like as the
King will no longer be abused with words, so he is of such benign nature
that he can sometimes satisfy himself with less than reason would when
he sees truth and plainness.
Draft, corrected by Wriothesley, pp. 24. Endd. : Mynute to Mr. Secr.
Master Sadleyr, xxxo Martii ao xxxiiijo.
ii., No. 122.]
335. Granvelle to Chapuys.
Since writing on the 12th inst. has received Chapuys's of the 10th,
with the copy of those to the Queen, which he sends to the Emperor, to
declare the King's sincere amity, which shall be reciprocated. Much
desires to see the King, and declare the Emperor's wish that their affairs
and those of their successors should always be one, but could not now take
the step without neglecting things here which are for the common good of
both Princes, and are in good train, as our master will find at his coming.
Besides, he could only certify the above and the contents of his last letters
to Chapuys; and he is not without hope of seeing a meeting of their two
Majesties, and the Queen can fully explain all that concerns mutual intelligence
and the affair against the common enemy, in which time must
not be lost, for, as the King has before said, wisely, like all his sayings,
Judas non dormit, and it is true as gospel that he has demanded aid of the
Pope against the King of England to sustain his faction in Scotland, on
the ground that violence has been done to the Cardinal of Scotland in
favour of the king of England. It is therefore best to make war on the
enemy in his own house, and prevent his running elsewhere. His subjects
continue rebellious, those of Rochelle having re-commenced and many
others being in tumult, and Granvelle can certify that hereabouts he is
abominated like Judas himself. For God's sake let no time be lost, when
all influences, celestial and terrestial, are against the common enemy, who
has no hope but in the Turk, whom he procures more ardently than ever,
both by sea and land "qu'est comme mis au sens reprouvé, et quil doit
tomber in profundo malorum et lors je pourrez dire Nunc dimittis."
The Pope is eager to persuade the Emperor to peace in favour of the
French king, who is gentle and courteous with a view to escape this flower
of the season in temporising and to run the war elsewhere; but the
Emperor has again expressly written to me that he will not sojourn in Italy,
and if he has an interview with the Pope it will be without going out of
his way or speaking of anything but assistance against the Turk, and
remitting that again to his ambassador.
Chapuys may advertise the King of the above and give Granvelle's
recommendations to the gentlemen who have spoken in his honor. Will
write as often as he can, and knows that the Queen will continually send
him all news. Repeats that time must not be lost. Nuremberg, 30
Will commend Chapuys's private affair to the Emperor as if it were his
2. Bill enclosed in the above.
This letter is made to be shown if Chapuys thinks fit. All that is
possible must be done to exasperate (aygrir) the King to war against France,
and the Queen must be advertised as often as possible. If Chapuys thinks
that Granvelle can do anything he will do his best.
French, pp. 3. Modern transcript from Vienna.
Succ., I. 33.
336. Friar Peto.
Note that at Bologna, 30 March, 1543, referente Card.
S. Crucis, the Pope provided to the see of Salisbury, void by death of Card.
Contareni, Friar Wm. Peto, Observant.
A. P. C., 103.
337. The Privy Council.
Meeting at St. James's, 31 March. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor,
Privy Seal, Hertford, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage,
Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Dacres. Business :—The mayor, recorder
and certain aldermen reported misdemeanors in the City touching eating of
flesh in Lent, breaking windows in the night, and the "licentiows manner
32,650, f. 107.
338. Sadler to the Council.
On Thursday night received their letters of the 25th (fn. 5) showing that
the King would have the Cardinal's removing from Blackness to St. Andrews
empeached, which letters (they will have since learnt) came too late. Sent,
however, for Sir George Douglas and discoursed with him as prescribed in
the Council's letters, adding that, he heard, the Cardinal was at liberty
(indeed all this town bruited it, and a chaplain of the Cardinal's prayed
the priest who keeps Sadler's house to present the Cardinal's commendations
and say that, now he had obtained his liberty, he would be glad to
welcome Sadler and give the King his lawful service) and marvelled at it,
considering how largely the Governor had spoken. Sir George, "seeming
to be in a great heat," said the Governor was the most wavering person in
the world, and Huntley, "who is the falsest and wiliest young man in the
world," had gained such credit as to persuade the Governor to send the
Queen and Princess to Stirling and give the Cardinal more liberty now in
his own house than he had at Blackness, with leave to go abroad to the
church, &c., meaning ultimately to set him clearly at liberty, to work the
Governor's overthrow; but he (Sir George) had changed the purpose and
quarrelled with Huntley. Here he chafed much at Huntley's wiliness and
subtilty, and warned Sadler against him. Told Sir George how the King
would have him advised to look well that he was not lifted out of favour;
for which he gave humble thanks. He said the Cardinal was prisoner in
his own house; letters were ready to be signed by the Governor for
his enlargement, as aforesaid, which he (Sir George) tore up, and, carrying
one of the pieces in his hand, went to the Governor and reminded him how
he had spoken to Sadler touching the Cardinal's custody; and so changed
his purpose. He would now go to the Governor and tell him what the
King had written; but thought best to say nothing of conveying the
Cardinal to England, as the Governor was so suspicious. Could not persuade
Sir George to make such a motion, but will himself essay the
Governor in it. Sir George said he had stayed the purposed removing of
the Dowager and young Queen to Stirling. Having received the enclosed
letter from the Dowager, with credence that, for matter which she would
not write, she desired Sadler to come to Linlithgow and, if possible, not
bring such persons as accompanied him the last time, who were lord
Methven, lord Ochiltrie, Sir George Douglas and James Stewart. Sadler
required Sir George to tell the Governor that he would eftsoons go to the
Dowager for a small matter which he forgot at his last being with her. Sir
George said it was like enough that the Governor would conceive some
suspicion, but he would move the matter and bring the answer.
At night Sir George brought word that if the Governor had known the
King's pleasure in time the Cardinal had not been removed, but he was
surely kept, and lord Seton bound for him; and the laird of Grange,
treasurer here, should go this day to take order for his custody, and hereafter
he might be removed to Dumbar or Temptallon. As for Sadler's
going to the Queen Dowager; Huntley and Sir George were appointed
to go this day to her in order that Huntley, who had obtained
that she and her daughter should remove to Stirling, might
declare the reason of the stay of the same, and Sir George hear that
he did his message justly, and at their return Sadler should know the day
she appointed for his coming. Sir George said that Huntley and he were
made friends again; and that the noblemen here hoped for some business
between England and France, as a means to cause the King to agree with
them upon easier conditions, and therefore Sir George advised that the
King should keep in with France until he concluded with these men.
Finally, Sir George said the Governor was sorry that Sadler had no better
cheer (which was to be ascribed to business) and desired him to dine with
him to-morrow. Edinburgh, Saturday, "the last of March." Signed.
Pp. 6. Add. Endd. : "primo (sic) Marcii, ao xxxiiijo.
*** An abstract of the above, noting misreadings and omissions in the
Sadler State Papers, is given in Hamilton Papers, No. 344.
B. x. 134,
339. Charles V. and Henry VIII.
Ratification by Charles V. of the treaty of 11 Feb. (No. 144) : made
at the request of Edm. bp. of London, ambassador of Henry VIII., who is
empowered to take it by commission (recited) dated Westm., 15 Feb. 1542.
Dat. in Molendino Regio, 31 March 1543, anno imp. 23o regnorum
Copy. Lat., pp. 4.
Pt. I., 93.
2. Another copy.
Copy. Latin. 13¼ pp.
3. Modern copies of the preceding in MSS. Harl 296, f. 138, Lansdowne
154 f. 209d. and 4623 f. 14.
4. Draft of the preceding in cipher, including date at the end :—"Dat.
in Molendino Regio die ultima Martii, anno, &c."
Cipher, pp. 4, with modern decipher attached. Headed (in cipher) : The
copye of the ratification as it is agreed upon to be writen in parchment.
Add. in Bonner's hand : To the King's most excellent Majesty, my most
gracious sovereign lord. Endd. : The copy of the ratification in cipher.
340. Monsignor Verallo to —
The duke of Cleves presses the Empire to treat between him and the
Emperor; but His Majesty and Granvelle refuse this, unless he first restore
Gueldres and Zutphen to the Emperor, and they have sent the enclosed
writing to the Empire as final. The Duke has 8,000 foot and 3,000 horse,
and means to defend himself, being sure that he can hold Gueldres, and
recover Cleves even if lost.
It is reported that the King of England has made a league with the
Emperor, and revoked his ambassador from France and detained the French
ambassador who was with him. He demands (1) that France will pay
him all his pensions amounting to 800,000 scudi, (2) will not meddle in
aiding Scotland, and (3) will cease to incite the Turk against Christians,
because as a Christian king he cannot tolerate it. [It is said] that he has
sent the Queen 100,000 ducats to make 4,000 Flemish horse, and intends
also to levy 12,000 Almains.
Italian. Modern extract(?) from a Vatican MS., pp. 2. Headed : Di Monsigr.
Verallo, del giorno ultimo di Marzo 1543.
Vitell. B. XXI.
341. The Duke of Gueldres.
Petition of the ambassadors of William Duke of Gueldres to the
[Diet at Nuremberg] (fn. 6) stating his right to the dukedom.
English translation, pp. 6. Mutilated. With marginal notes by Lord
342. The War with Scotland.
Letters missive commanding the person addressed (since manifold
injuries done by the Scots have enforced the King to enter into open war
with them, which he intends, unless the nobles of Scotland conform to
reason, to prosecute in such sort as may be to his honor and the common
wealth, and therefore will have special musters taken of all his
people) to muster all able men, both the King's tenants under his stewardship
(if he have any) and his own, and to certify the Council attendant
upon the King how many "be furnished with horses able t'occupy a spear
or a javelin, how many be archers, how many be bill men, and how many
principal men may be picked out of the whole number." He shall put all
ready at an hour's warning; but meddle not with any mariners, who are
reserved for the King's furniture by sea. Palace of Westminster,—
(blank) March, 34 Hen. VIII.
Letters missive signed with a stamp. Headed : By the King.
2. Three other copies.
P. 1, each.
343. —to the Queen [Dowager of Scotland].
[Doubts] if her Grace can read his handwriting. She ought to
have very secret intelligence of her enemies' intentions; "for and [your
Grace] war in Frans, quhat can ze say of Scottes men bot that thay ar
fals and grede." It were necessary to have knowledge of the earl of
Huntley and Bodwell what they offer to England at this time. Will show
her one part of their offers, so far as he knows them. "The rast I rafer to
I speke with zour Grace." Begs her destroy this and all the writings he
intends to send, otherwise he can do her no good. Not signed.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the Quhenis Grace. Endd.
"Les articles cy apres ont este extraictz des ordonnances de France
faictes touchant la marine en l' an mil cinq centz quarante troys."
Article xlij.—In view of the discouragement of his subjects by the
fraudulent claims of his allies to prizes taken upon the sea, [Francis]
ordains that henceforth, if ships of his subjects or allies having goods or
men of his enemies on board, or enemies' ships carrying goods of his subjects
or allies, be taken, the whole shall be declared good prize. His
allies may in their own ships carry their own goods where they like, except
that munitions of war being carried to the enemies will be arrested and paid
Article xliij.—To prevent fraud, his subjects, immediately upon boarding
a prize, shall take possession of the charter party and other papers; and if
there be no charter party, or the shipmen have cast it into the sea, the ship
shall be good prize.
French, pp. 3.
345. Wallop to the Council.
Wrote last that I had sent spies to the Camp and elsewhere.
One has returned from Ameas whom I sent on hearing the bruit of the
Dolphyn and Mons. d' Orleans coming down. He heard that the Dolphyn
shall be by mid-May at the Camp now in Mons. de Vauvon's charge,
which shall meanwhile keep together on the frontiers of Artois and be
joined by 4,000 lanceknights and 4,000 footmen of Champanya. At Brey
a bridge is made for their passage. They intend war only upon the
Burgonyans and marvel that the King does not aid the Emperor. A new
order is taken in France that the "fey nobles" who used to serve 3 months
on the frontiers with horsemen shall serve 6 weeks longer with foot. An
ambassador has gone from Flanders to the French King and a great
personage has said he would jeopard his head that there should be peace
before the end of May.
I am bound to relate to the King what I hear, and somewhat it savours
of my late letter of the sayings of the Master of the French King's munitions
at dinner with the Captain of Arde, "which was at his coming from
the Court, said there was a communication of appointment to be betwixt
the French King and the Emperor, and of such purpose the Great Master
showed unto me at my being with him, which should have been practised
by one Mushone or Shey, of the French Court." Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
346. Grants in March 1543.
1. John Trenans or Trenance. To be
receiver of all issues of the King's parks
of Restormell, Boconnoke, Leskerde, Carribulloke,
Lanteglos and Hellisberie, Cornw.,
Stokinham, Okington, Dartenton, Chimlie
and Chibenholte, Devon, now disparked;
with 6l. 13s. 4d. fee. Westm., 24 Feb.
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 March.—
P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 1.
2. Denizations :—Benedict Brume,
serjeant of the Trumpets, a native of Pavia
in the Emperor's dominions. Hampton
Court, 11 June 34 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm.,
1 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 37. In
Peter Restam, one of the King's
trumpeters, a native of Bolonia in the
Emperor's dominions. Date and delivery
3. Sir John Williams and Ant.
Stringar. Licence to alienate the manor of
Temple Elyhand (sic), Surr., which belonged
to the priory of St. John of Jerusalem, to
Wm. Cowper son of Wm. Cowper. Westm.,
1 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII, p. 8, m. 6.
4. Sir Richard Bulkeley. Lease (by
advice of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle,
general surveyors) of the town of Tremeybeon
Menricke with its appurtenances in
the commote of Llevan, in co. Anglesea;
with reservations; for 21 years from Mich.
next, at 7l. 3s. 6d. rent and 3s. 2d. increase,
payable at the King's Exchequer of
"Caerne" (Caernarvon?). A lease of the
above was formerly made by patent dated
Caern., 20 Dec. 21 Hen. VIII. (by advice
of Daunce and John Hales, dec.,) to Wm.
Lloid ap Hoell ap Gruff., at 6l. 10s. 2d.
rent and 13s. 4d. increase, and the said
William, 23 Dec. 21 Hen. VIII., sold his
estate in the same to the said Sir Ric.
Bukeley, who has now surrendered that
lease to be cancelled. Westm., 1 March
34 Hen. VIII.—P.S. No date of delivery.
5. Sir Wm. Poulet lord St. John,
master of the Wards and Liveries. Custody
of the manors of Westbury, Rode, Babcary,
Pyrry, Prestley, Ramsham, Chilfrom,
Maperton and Durston, and the reversion of
the manors of Stowell, Cudderston, Stonystraton,
Martyn and Penalym and their
appurtenances, in cos. Soms., Dors., Devon
and Cornw., which belonged to John
Stowell, dec., and are in the King's hands
by the minority of John Stowell, kinsman
and next heir of the said John Stowell,
dec., viz. s. and h. of Richard, s. and h. of
the said John Stowell, sen.; with wardship
and marriage of the heir. Hampton
Court, 5 Dec. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
2 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 15.
6. John Stoner, one of the serjeants
at arms. To be bailiff of the hundreds of
Onger and Harlowe, Essex, and "wardestaffe"
of the same. Westm., 10 Feb. 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 March.—P.S.
Pat. p. 7, m. 2.
7. Anthony Guidotti, merchant
stranger, alias Florentine merchant, alias
merchant of Florence, alias merchant of
Southampton, alias merchant denizen,
alias merchant and burgher of Southampton.
Protection from arrest or molestation
for debt for one year from the expiration
of a similar protection granted to him 13
March 33 Hen. VIII. Westm., 27 Feb.
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 March.—
P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 3.
8. Bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield.
Mandate to the archbishop of
Canterbury to proceed to the consecration
of Richard late bishop of Chichester as
bishop, vice Roland late bishop, dec., the
said Richard having been elected by the
president and chapter in the absence of
the dean. Westm., 1 March 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 3 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 4.
Rymer, XIV. 767.
9. Wm. Tyrrell, late of London, gentleman.
Pardon of all treasons by him
committed, of which he is or shall be
attainted; the fact being that he stands
indicted of divers high treasons committed
from 10 July 28 Hen. VIII. to 20 Aug.
31 Hen. VIII., daily, at Malta beyond sea,
also 4 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII., 12 Nov. 29 Hen.
VIII. (and at other times during the last
three years) and 19 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. at
Malta, of all which treasons the said
William, Tuesday next after the three
weeks of Holy Trinity 33 Hen. VIII., was
attainted at Westminster. Westm.,
3 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
4 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 5.
10. Sir Ant. Wyngfeld, K.G. To have
the custody of Thos. Filpote, son and heir
of Sir Peter Fylpote, dec., a wandering
lunatic who, however, enjoys lucid
intervals, and of his lands, to the value of
200 mks. a year, to be assigned by the
Master of the Wards. Westm., 4 March
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 March.—
P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 8.
11. Sir John Baker, chancellor of the
Court of First Fruits and Tenths, and
Elizabeth his wife. Grant (for 300l.) of
the reversion of a life grant, 10 July
30 Hen. VIII., to Sir Edw. Ryngeley, of the
manors of Estkyngesnoyth, Westkyngesnoyth
and Wachenden, Kent, which
belonged to Battle monastery, Suss., with
appurtenances in these places and in Byddynden,
Plukley and Betersden, with full
rights as enjoyed by John Hamond, late
abbot of Battle; which premises are in the
several tenures of John Chalcroft, John
Tooke, Wm. Bone, Thos. Stace, Steph.
Rogers and John Barrowe.
Also grant of all the premises and their
appurtenances in the places named and in
Aldrindon and Joherige (or Jeherige),
Kent. Annual value 37l. 8s. 9d. To hold
in fee simple as one twentieth of a knight's
fee, paying, after the death of the said Sir
Edward, 3l. 15s. rent. Subscribed by Sir
Ric. Riche and Sir Edw. North. Del.
Westm. [7 March].—S.B. (injured).
Pat. p. 7, m. 8.
12. Nicholas Bagnall or Bagnolde or
Bagenholde late of Wolston, Warw., alias
of Warwick, alias of Stafford alias of Langforde,
Derb., yeoman. General pardon of
all murders and felonies by him committed.
Westm., 2 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 7 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 8.
13. George Southcote. To be clerk of
the peace and of the Crown in co. Devon,
in reversion after his father, John Southcote,
who now holds the office by patent of
17 Nov. 19 Hen. VIII. Westm., 1 March
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 March.—
P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 11.
14. Sir Arthur Darcy. Licence to
alienate a tenement called "le Stewe," a
lead furnace called a "stewe leade," a
leaden cistern and pipe from the Thames
to the said house and the bucket and chain
thereto belonging, in the parish of
St. Michael at Gwenehithe, London
(situation described), to John Hyllys.
Westm., 7 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.
p. 8, m. 2.
15. Lewis ap Watkyn, one of the
serjeants at arms. To be receiver and
bailiff of the lordship of Care, in
co. Pembroke, S. Wales, in the King's
hands by the attainder of the Lady Dawbeney,
countess of Bridgewater; with
4l. a year. Westm., 1 March 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 8 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 4.
16. Commission of sewers.
Glouc. Geo. Beyneham, Jas. Clyfford,
John Gyes, John Trye, Arthur
Porter, Walter Yeate, Ric. Barrowe, Thos.
Throkmerton, Morys Welshe, Ric. Brayne,
Thos. Thorp and Geo. Hutley, commissioners
from Hungrod to the liberty of
the city of Gloucester. Westm., 8 March.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 11, m. 9d.
17. John Mawde, King's servant. To
be bow-bearer and collector of the
"tachement money" in Gawtres forest,
Yorks., with 4d. a day as bow-bearer and
40s. a year as collector, out of the issues of
the lordship of Sheriffhutton. Westm.,
5 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9
March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 4.
18. Sir Ralph Verney, the King's
servant. To be (1) steward of the honor,
lordship or manor of Berhamsted alias
Berkhamsted, Herts, and (2) keeper of the
park there and the deer therein and all
windfallen woods and "browse"; with fees
of (1) 5l. a year and (2) 2d. a day. The
said Sir Ralph to have also the herbage
and pannage of the said park, the warren
of coneys and hares there and the little
hunt both in the park and lordship at a
rent of 13l. 6s. 8d. Westm., 5 March 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 March.—P.S.
Pat. p. 7, m. 5.
19. Wm. Popley. Licence to alienate
three messuages, &c., in Cattanger, Soms.,
to Thos. Abyngton. Westm., 9 March.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 12, m. 7.
20. Town of Becoles, Suff. Grant to
the inhabitants to be henceforth a body
corporate. Also grant to the same of the
marsh and pasture called Beccles Common
and Beccles Fen, containing about 1,400
acres, which belonged to Bury St.
Edmund's monastery; with reservation
of waifs, strays, &c., and of sufficient
sedges for the repair of the King's houses
in Beccles. To hold for ever by fealty
and rent of 13s. 4d. Also grant of a
common seal and power of pleading by
the name of "The Inhabitants of Beccles."
Also establishment of a court before four
of the inhabitants, called the Fenne
Reeves, and before William Rede of
Beccles, and after him before Thomas
Rede his son and heir and the heirs male
of the said William, or, in default, the
right heirs male of the said William;
which court shall be held twice a year,
viz.; Monday after St. Peter's Day
and Monday after St. Nicholas Day and
shall be called the Fenne Court. Also
establishment of the office of the four Fen
reeves, the first four to be Thomas Rede
aforesaid, John Thorne, Wm. Robards
and Robt. Neue, who shall hold office
until the Annunciation next; their
successors to be elected annually by the
householders of the town upon the Feast
of Annunciation. Also authority to Sir
Richard Riche chancellor of the Augmentations,
the said William and Thomas
Rede, or any two of them, or their
successors in the event of their decease,
to establish ordinances for the good rule
of the said marsh within the space of 5
years next coming.
This grant is made in consideration of
120l. paid by the said William Rede;
which he paid for a former grant, 22
March 31 Hen. VIII. of the foresaid Fen
to himself to the use of himself and his
heirs and the other inhabitants of Beccles,
under certain constitutions to be established,
by him or his heirs, within five
years; which said former grant he has
now surrendered to be cancelled. Westm.,
8 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10
March.—P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 10.
21. John Kychyn, of Hatfeld, Herts.
Lease (by advice of Daunce, Southwell
and Moyle, for a fine of 50l.) of numerous
messuages, &c., specified (and tenants
named) in Whalley and in Wiswold,
Clitherwe, Penhulton, Harrowes Banckes,
and Rede in Whalley parish, Lanc., and
in Stanney, Stanney Magna, and Bakeforth,
Chesh., which belonged to Whalley
abbey; with reservations; for 21 years; at
50l. 13s. 5d. rent (items detailed). Westm.
5 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
 March.—P.S. (slightly injured).
Pat. p. 2, m. 16.
22. John Kychyn of Hatfield, Herts.
Lease (by advice of Daunce, Southwell
and Moyle, general surveyors) of divers
parcels of demesne lands in Whalley,
Lanc., viz. :—Certain closes named, the
herbage of Whalley park, the corn mill
and tithe barn in Whalley, parcel of the
manor of Whalley which came to the
King by the attainder of John last abbot
of Whalley; with reservations; for 21
years; at 20l. 13s. 4d. rent. A similar lease
of the premises was granted, by patent 14
Feb. 29 Hen. VIII. to Sir Thos. Butteler,
who has now surrendered the same in
order that this might be made. Westm.
5 March 34 Hen. 8. Del. Westm., 10
March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
23. Robt. Bocher, one of the grooms
of the Privy Chamber. Grant of the
field, with its appurtenances, called
Erlesfelde in Grantham, Linc., late in
the tenure of John lord Hussey, attained,
and parcel of the lands of the late Queen
Jane. Westm., 5 March 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 12 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8,
24. Diego de Cayas, Spaniard, the
King's servant. Annuity of 30l. Westm.
6 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12
March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 5.
25. Sir John Dudley. Enrolment of
patent of 12 March 33 Hen. VIII. (See
Vol. XVII. No. 220 (46).) Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII. p. 3, m. 31.
26. Thos. de Valloys. Enrolment
of patent of 12 March 33 Hen. VIII.
(See Vol. XVII. No. 220 (47)). Pat. 34
Hen. VIII. p. 3. m. 31.
27. Sir William Penyson. Lease (by
advice of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle,
general surveyors) of certain parcels of
demesne lands of the manor or lordship
of Reading, Berks., viz. :—(1) le Orte and
two little meadows, (2) le Little Orte
called le Orte Landes, (3) a meadow of 6
acres between the Great Meade and
Shipton Grange, (4) a meadow called
Brokenburgh, (5) the chapel at Caversham
Bridge with a rood of meadow adjoining,
(6) 7 acres of meadow in Estmede, (7) a
messuage, in Bastilden, called Crookes,
(8), the later vesture of 29 acres in Estmeade,
(9) tithes of 16 acres adjoining in
the King's meade in occupation of Rob.
Stanshawe, (10) of 12 ac. in the same in
occupation of the farmer of Caversham,
(11) of 12 ac. in that of Ric. Thomyowe,
(12) tithes of the fishery of Kennet in
occupation of the same, and of the following
fisheries :—(13) the fishery in
Thames lately belonging to the office of
cellarer, (14) fishery of the pool beneath
the lock pertaining to the office of infirmarius,
(15) fishery of Kennet above
the town, (16) fishery called Granators
Broke and (17) the fishery at Caversham
Bridge—also (18) all tolls and profits of
le Utter Courte in Reading called le
Forbury in the time of St. James' Fair
and Philip and James Fair, and (19) 20
qrs. of corn at 6s. 8d., 40 qrs. of barley at
3s. 4d. due annually from Robert Stanshawe,
farmer of Batell; also (20) certain
parcels of demesne land of the manor
called le Beare i.e. closes called West,
Middle and East Berefelde, Welfelde, 10
ac., Cowlease 6 ac. and 5 ac. of land in
Langney Meade, late in occupation of
Thomas Mountagewe. All which premises
belonged to the late monastery of Reading
and came to the King by attainder of
Hugh the last abbot. With reservations;
for 21 years; at 40l. 13s. 2d. rent, made
up as follows :—(1) 5l. 10s., (2) 16s. 8d.,
(3) 20s., (4) 7s., (5) 3s. 4d., (6) 23s. 4d.,
(7) 106s. 8d., (8) 52s., (9) 4s., (10) 3s.,
(11) 3s., (12) 16d., (13) 40s., (14) 3s., (15)
40s., (16) 2s., (17) 2s., (18) 30s., (19)
13l. 6s. 8d., (20) 79s. 2d. Westm. 1
March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13
March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 12.
28. John Thomson, clk., master of the
Maison Dieu at Dover, Kent, and rector
of Edberton, Suss. To be one of the
King's chaplains and be non-resident
upon his ecclesiastical benefices notwithstanding
the Act of 21 Hen. VIII. Also
pardon of all penalties he may have incurred
hitherto under that Act. Hampton
Court, 10 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
13 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 24.
29. Leonard Bekwith and Elizabeth
his wife. Grant (for 505l. 12s. 8d.) of
the reversion and rent reserved on the
following Crown lease :—To Ralph Sadler
of Hackney, Midd., 4 Feb. 32 Hen. VIII.
of four water grain mills called Selby
Mills in Selby, Yorks., which belonged to
Selby monastery, for 21 years at 10l. rent.
Also grant (1) of the said mills, with
all water courses and the fishery and
fishing of the same, and all suit of
multure at the mills. (2) Also the house
and site of the late priory of Holy Trinity
in York, with all buildings, &c., and the
demesne lands of the same, certain land
specified beside the church or chapel
of St. James near York, a windmill, and
the chapel of St. James near York, all
which belonged to Holy Trinity Priory.
(3) Also the house and site of the late
Grey Friars in York; (4) Also the manor
of Wollas, with the chief messuage called
Wollas Hall in the parish of Bolton
Percy, the dike called Wollas Dyke,
numerous closes (named and specified)
and the wood of 37 acres called Wollas
Wood, all which lie in Wollas, Appleton,
and Bolton Percy, in co. city of York,
and belonged to St. Mary's Abbey near
To hold in fee simple to the said
Leonard, as one twentieth of a knight's
fee, by rent of 50s. 4d.; free of other
charges except 8s. a year due to the sheriff
of York for the parcel of land called
Bailiff Flatte. Westm., 6 March 34 Henry
VIII. Del. Westm., 14 March.—P.S.
Pat. p. 8, m. 8.
30. Jankyn ap John ap Lewes of
Abbermayet in the commote of Meuenneth,
in co. Cardigan, S. Wales. Lease by the
General Surveyors, of a tenement called
Keven Melcoyd in the parish of Llanvuch
Ayron in the commote of Mevenneth
aforesaid, which belonged to Rethor ap
Jevan Lloid, gentleman, outlawed for
felony; for 21 years; at 11s. rent. Signed
by Daunce, Southwell and Moyle. Del.
Westm., 14 March 34 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
31. Bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield.
Restitution of temporalities on the
election of Richard late bishop of Chichester
as bishop, vice Rowland last
bishop, dec. Westm. 12 March 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 14 March.—P.S.
Pat. p. 2. m. 18. Rymer, XIV. 767.
32. Richard Aphowell, yeoman of the
Guard. To be bailiff and collector of the
lordship and manor of Sutton Courtney,
Berks., with profits as enjoyed by John
Blacksley, dec., with a fee of 5l. a year.
Westm.,—(blank) March 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 14 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8,
33. Enrolment of patent of 15 March
33 Hen. VIII. (See Vol. XVII. No. 220
(56)). Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 30.
34. Francis Framlyngham. Grant
(for 786l. 4s. 11d.) of the reversion and
rents reserved upon :—(1) a crown lease
to Geoffrey Blower of Debenham, Suff.,
22 June 33 Hen. VIII., of the rectory of
Debenham, which belonged to Butley
priory, with a tithe barn and all tithes;
with reservation of the advowson of the
vicarage; for 21 years, at 12l. 6s. 8d. rent :
(2) a grant for life to the said Francis
Framlyngham, King's servant, of the
reversion of the said rectory, barn, &c.,
and the said rent, with all other profits of
the said rectory in Debenham and
Keynton alias Kenton, Suff.; (3) a lease
dated 20 June 22 Hen. VIII. by Thomas
late prior of the late convent of Butley,
to Wm. Bamber of Offord, Suff., of the
manor of Aishefylde and rectories of
Aishefyld and Thorp; with reservation
of rents, copy holds and perquisites,
for 82 years at 7l. 6d. rent.
Also grant of the said manors of
Debenham and Ayshefylde with all appurtenances
in Debenham, Wynston,
Kenton alias Keyton, Aspall, Bedfeld,
Monk Sohame, Ayshefylde, Thorpe and
Thorneden, Suff., the rectories of
Ayshefylde, Thorpe and Aspall, a rent
of 10s. out of the church of Aspall, and
the advowsons of the vicarages of
Debenham and Kenton, and certain woods
specified in Debenham, Ashefeld and
Thorp; all which premises belonged to
Butley priory. To hold in fee simple at
rents of 24s. 8d., from the death of the
said Francis, for the rectory of Debenham
and rent reserved thereon; 11s. 6¼d. for
the manor of Asshefyld and rectories of
Asshefyld and Thorp, and rent reserved
thereon; and 3l. 6s. for the manor of
Debenham and rectory of Aspall. Free
of charges except 40s. a year to the bailiff
of Debenham and 46s. 8d. a year to the
chaplain officiating in the chapel of
Ashefelde and Thorpe. Westm., 10 March
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 March.—
P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 13.
35. Robt. Strange of Cicester, Glouc.
Lease (by advice of Daunce, Southwell
and Moyle) for 56s. 8d. fine, of the site,
&c., of the manor of Somerfor Caynis,
Wilts, the rent of a close there called
Northclose which John Harte formerly
held, and the moiety of all strays within
the manor, parcel of the possessions of
the late Queen Jane; with reservations;
for 21 years; at 12l. rent. Westm., 14
March 34 Henry VIII. Del. Westm., 15
March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 7.
36. George Vernon, s. and h. of Alice
Vernon, late wife of Humph. Vernon, one
of the kinswomen and heirs of Sir Ric.
Ludlow, i.e. one of the daughters of John
Ludlow, s. and h. of the said Richard.
Livery of lands in England, Wales,
Calais and their marches, with profits
since the death of the said Humphrey.
Signed : William Sent John — John
Sewster. Del. Westm. 15 March 34 Hen.
VIII.—S.B. (slightly injured). Pat. p. 9,
37. Humph. Colles. Grant (for
960l. 17s. 4d.) of the reversion and rents
reserved on the following Crown leases :—
(a) 10 July 33 Hen. VIII. to John earl of
Bath, of the house and site of the late
hospital of St. John in Bridgewater,
Soms., with the demesnes (two closes,
named), for 21 years, at 8l. 3s. 6d. rent;
(b) To John Ogan, of the Household, 23
Oct. 32 Hen. VIII., of the grange of
Barton alias Blakedon, Soms., which
belonged to Taunton priory, with certain
closes, &c., specified, and lands in Lyng,
Soms., tenants Thos. and Wm. Blansheflower,
and in Pytmyster, Soms., tenants
Ric. Mylburye and Thos. Spryng, also
of the rectory and chapel of Corff and
Pytmister, Soms., with the tithes, for 21
years, at 100s. rent for the grange and
8l. 7s. for the tithes; (c) To Jas. Dyer,
29 Dec. 31 Hen. VIII., of the rectory of
Trull, Soms., which belonged to Taunton
priory, with all tithes except those of
Hamewoode and Sernehayc which are
leased, by copy, to John Smythe, for 21
years at 8l. rent; (d) To John Luttrell of
Dunster, Soms., 28 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.,
of the site of the late cell of Dunster,
with certain demesnes, specified, for 21
years, at 73s. 4d. rent; (c) A lease by
Simon Rumsey, late prior, and the convent
of Pilton, 16 Oct. 9 Hen. VIII., to
Ric. Stawlegh (or Stauelegh) of Estbokelande,
of the site and demesnes of the
manor of Myddelcote and pastures called
Northcote and Dibwell, with reservation
of a chamber, hall and bakehouse when
required, for life, at 4l. rent, and under
conditions specified; (f) A Crown lease
to John Hull of Larkebeare, Devon, 8
Dec. 33 Hen. VIII., of the house and site
of the late Grey Friars beside Exeter, for
21 years, at 40s. rent.
Also grant of the premises in (1) Bridgewater,
(2) Berton alias Blakedon, with
lands, specified, in Orchearde, Trull,
Pytmester and Corffe, and the rectory
and chapel of Pytmester and Corffe, (3)
the rectory of Trull, (4) Dunster (which
belonged to the priory of Dunster as part
of the possessions of the priory of Bathe),
(5) Northcote, Dybwell, and Myddelcote
in Braye and Estbuckelande, Devon, in
tenure of Sir Hugh Pollard (which belonged
to Pilton as part of the possessions
of Malmesbury abbey) and (6) the Grey
Friars of Exeter.
(7) Also a tenement in Cathanger in
Stogursey parish, Soms., which belonged
to Barliche priory, tenant Ric. Hogges;
(8) lands in Goodley, Devon, which
belonged to Canyngton priory, Soms.;
(9) the site, &c., of the late priory of Bath,
with closes called "le Ham" and
Amebrye Meades in the parish of St.
James, and lands, named, in Lyncombe,
Wydcombe, Hollway and Walcote, Soms.,
and works of customary tenants there,
and the chief messuage of Combe, in
Combe parish, all which belonged to
Bath priory; (10) lands in Cote, Soms.,
tenants John Moore, Roger Stegyn, Hen.
Dollyng, Robt. Jenyns, and Thos. Steigge,
2 cottages in Martok and tenements there
in tenure of Robt. Courte, and John
Wytecombe, which belonged to Syon
monastery, Midd., as part of the possessions
of Martok priory, Soms.; (11)
the tenement formerly of John Cossall,
butcher, and now of Thos. Sallmon, in
the parish of St. Nicholas in the Shambles,
London, three chambers built upon the
same tenement and a house beside the
gate of the same, in the lane outside
"lez Flesshe Shamells," all stables and
haylofts of the said chambers or the alley
called "le Skaldynghouse," two tenements
between that called the Swanne belonging
to the Salters Company on the east, and
that of William Mantell on the west, also
leased to Thos. Salmon, all which
tenements, &c., are in the said parish
and belonged to St. Bartholomew's priory
in West Smithfield. Also woods and
groves specified in Pytmyster, Corffe,
Trull, Orcharde, Dunster, Stogursey,
Bromefelde in Estebuckelande and
Estebuckeland; and the advowsons of
the vicarages of Corff, Pytmyster, and
Trull, Soms. Value of the premises
which belonged to Barliche, 40s.,
Cannyngton 106s., Pilton, 4l. ½d., Grey
To hold in fee simple as one fortieth of
a knight's fee by rents of (7) 4s., (1)
16s. 4¼d., (8) 10s. 7¼d., (2) 10s. and
16s. 8½d, (3) 2s. 8d., (4) 7s. 4d., (5)
8s. ¼d., (6) 4s., (9) 8s. 4d., (10) 6s. 1½d.,
(11) 12s.; with full rights, free of all
other charges, except 6l. 13s. 4d. a year
to the chaplain officiating at Trull.
Westm., 11 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 16 March.—P.S. (injured). Pat.
p. 11, m. 19.
38. Arthur Longfelde of Wolberton,
Bucks. Grant (in exchange for the
manor of Stoke Bruer, Ntht., and lands
in Stoke, Pawlysbury and Shitlanger,
Ntht., and for 69l. 13s. 4d.) of (1) a
messuage in Blechenden, Oxon, in tenure
of Ric. Sylverside, by copy of court roll as
parcel of the manor of Mereton alias
Marton, Oxon, and which were parcel of
the commandry of Sampforde, Oxon,
which belonged to the hospital of St.
John of Jerusalem in England; also the
site and chief messuage in tenure of
Edm. Powell in Blechenden which belonged
to Godstowe monastery, with its
appurtenances in Blechenden and
Hampton Gay; also an annual rent of
5s. and service due from the tenement of
Robt. Howse in Blechenden to Osney
monastery; two messuages, copyholds
of Hen. Silverside, in Blechenden, which
belonged to Osney; (2) the lordship and
manor of Bradwell, Bucks, which belonged
to Shene monastery, with its
demesne lands formerly in tenure of
Thos. Rowte and afterwards of Wm.
Wogan; an annual rent of 9s. in
Loughton, Bucks, a messuage in Magna
Billing, Ntht., and all lands in tenure of
Wm. Wogan in Wykyn, Ntht., which
belonged to Shene; also (3) all lands in
Wolverton and Stonystratford, Bucks,
which belonged to Snelshall priory,
Bucks; (4) the manor of Wolverton,
Bucks, which belonged to Chicksand
monastery, Beds., and all lands in
Wolverton in tenure of John Smyth,
which belonged to Chicksand. To hold
in fee simple as one tenth of a knight's
fee by rents of (1) 10s. 1d., (2) 50s. 1½d.,
(3) 20½d. and (4) 8s. Westm. 17 March.
Pat. p. 3, m. 29.
39. Sir Philip Champbernon. Lease
(by advice of Daunce, Southwell and
Moyle, general surveyors) of the manor
or lordship of Corymalet, Soms., parcel
of the Duchy of Cornwall; with reservations;
for 21 years; at 39l. rent, i.e.
15l. 11s. 6½d. to the receiver of the Duchy,
23l. 8s. 5½d. to the receiver of Huntyngton's
and Gurney's lands, and 12d. increase.
Made upon surrender of a former lease,
dated 26 April 15 Hen. VIII., for 21 years
at 39l. Westm., 3 Feb. 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 17 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7,
m. 2. (Cancelled 20 April, 1 Eliz, because
surrendered by Hugh Paulet, who
had, by indenture 12 July 35 Henry VIII.,
acquired from the said Sir Philip his
interest in the premises.)
40. Humph. Colles. Licences to
i. Lands in Cote, Soms. (See 37, § 10),
to Ric. Bucland. Westm., 18 March.
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 27.
ii. The site of the late priory of Bath,
&c., (See 37, § 9), to Matth. Colthurst.
Westm., 18 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 5, m. 27.
41. Geoffrey Danyell, of Marlborough,
Wilts. Lease (by advice of Daunce,
Southwell and Moyle), for a fine of 40s., of
certain meadow and moorland (specified),
with the fishery there, parcel of the late
Queen Jane's lands; with reservations;
for 21 years; at 7l. 7s. 4d. rent. Westm.,
18 March 34 Hen. VIII. No date of
delivery.—P.S. Pat. (undated), p. 7,
42. Hugh Westwood and Agnes, his
wife. Lease (by advice of Dauncy, Southwell
and Moyle) of the demesne lands of
the manor of Chedworth, Glouc., now in
their tenure, with all buildings belonging
to the said manor and all coppice and
underwood within the said manor, being
parcel of the lands of the late earl of
Warwick; with reservation of great
timber, &c.; for 21 years at 4l. 10s. rent
for the lands and 17l. 14s. 1d. for the
woods; the lessees to cut all kinds of
underwood at proper seasons, leaving
standing upon every acre of underwood so
cut as many young trees called "staddells"
as the custom of the county requires, and
not to allow any kind of animals upon any
part of "le spryng" there growing during
seven years after cutting, and to enclose the
said underwood, when so cut, to prevent
the inroads of animals thereupon. The
preamble states that this lease is granted
on surrender of a lease, dated 6 May
24 Hen. VIII., of the said lands and certain
buildings belonging to the said manor;
with reservation of woods, underwoods, &c.;
for 21 years; at 4l. 6s. 8d. rent and 3s. 4d.
increase. Westm., 19 March 34 Hen. VIII.
No date of delivery.—P.S. Pat. (undated)
p. 7, m. 5.
43. Sir Walter Stonar. Lease (by
advice of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle),
for a fine of 40s., of the site and demesnes
of the manor of Wyrardesbury, Bucks,
parcel of the lands of the late Queen Jane;
with reservations; for 21 years; at
13l. 6s. 8d. rent. Westm., 13 March
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 March.—
P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 8.
44. John Dorset, yeoman of the
Chamber. To be bailiff of the manors or
lordships of Langley Maresse and Wrearbury,
Bucks, vice Wm. Turnor dec., with
2d. a day. Westm., 18 March 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 20 March.—P.S.
Pat. p. 8, m. 10.
45. Humph. Colles. Licences to
i. Lands in the parishes of Braye and
Estbuklande, Devon, (See 37, § 5), to
Sir Hugh Pollard. Westm., 20 March.
Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
ii. The site, &c. of the late priory of
Dunstre, Soms., (See 37, § 4), to Marg.
Lutterell, widow. Westm., 20 March.
Pat. p. 2, m. 19.
46. Ric. Bunce. Enrolment of patent
of 20 March 33 Hen. VIII. (See Vol.
XVII. No. 220 (70).) Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.
p. 3, m. 30.
47. Thos. Argall. Enrolment of
patent of 20 March 33 Hen. VIII. (See
Vol. XVII. No. 220 (72).) Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII. p. 3, m. 31.
48. Humph. Colles. Licences to
i. Lands in Goodlegh, Devon, (See
37, § 8), to Ant. Ackelane. Westm.,
21 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 19.
ii. Tenements in the parish of St.
Nicholas in the Shambles, London, (See
37, §. 11), to Chr. Barker alias Garter and
Helen his wife. Westm., 21 March. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII. p. 11, m. 3.
iii. Grey Friars, Exeter (See 37, § 6)
to John Hull of Larkebeare, Devon. Same
49. Sir Ant. Kyngeston. Licence to
alienate the manor of Morton Valence with
its appurtenances in Morton Valence,
Epney, Horsewarley, Stanley Pontlarge,
Strowde alias Strowde End, Shepescombe
alias Shepecombe, Edge and Edgeworth,
Glouc., which Mary Kyngeston, widow of
Sir Wm. Kyngeston, dec., holds for term
of life, to John Pollard and Ric. Morgan,
to be regranted to the said Sir Anthony for
life after the death of the said Mary, with
remainder to Frances wife of Henry
Jernyngham and the heirs of her body and,
in default, to the right heirs of the said Sir
Anthony. Westm., 22 March. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII. p. 7, m. 1.
50. Sir John Williams and Ant.
Stringer. Licence to alienate the manor
and rectory of Edgware and Boyes (No. 226,
Grant 79, §§ 10, 36 and 40) Midd., to
Hen. Page of Harrow on the Hill, Midd.
Westm., 22 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.
p. 12, m. 7.
51. Thos. Cocke. Enrolment of
patent of 22 March 33 Hen. VIII. (See
Vol. XVII. No. 220 (83).) Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII. p. 3, m. 31.
52. George Daye, clk., King's chaplain.
Presentation to the prebend and
canonry in St. Stephen's, Westminster,
void by the death of Ric. Coren. Westm.,
23 March 34 Hen. VIII. No note of
delivery.—P.S. Pat. p. 6. m. 8. (undated).
53. Maurice Barkeley, the King's servant.
Licence to continue to hold the
canonry in the collegiate church of Ripon
and the prebend of Studlaye there which
he now has, even though he marries and
does not take holy orders. Westm.,
23 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
24 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 8.
54. Ric. Tate, King's servant. Grant
of the reversion and rent reserved on a
Crown lease to Henry Cletherowe, merchant
tailor of London, 12 Feb. 34 Hen.
VIII., of the messuages then in his tenure
in the parish of St. Mary Wolchurche,
London, which belonged to the late
Charterhouse near London, for 21 years at
73s. 4d. Also grant of (1) the said
messuages, (2) the messuage in tenure of
Jerome Shelton within the close of St.
Helen's priory which belonged to the said
late priory, (3) the messuage called the
Skonner in tenure of John Brygges in
Burchinlane in the parish of St. Michael
in Cornhill, (4) two messuages in tenure of
Chr. Jane in the parish of St. Mary
Magdalen in the Old Fishery called "Olde
Fysshestrete," and (5) the messuage called
the "Sonne" alias "the Salutation," and
the adjoining messuage in tenure of John
Alen and Agnes his wife, in the parish of
St. Olave's beside London Bridge, all which
belonged to St.Helen's priory; (6) a timber
yard with storehouse and workhouse in
tenure of John Walker, in the parish of
St. Botolph without Aldgate, which
belonged to the late monastery of
Minoresses without Aldgate; (7, 8) messuages,
&c., in tenure of Henry Cletherowe
and Thos. Smythe (late of Thos. Hancocke)
in the street of Cornhill, parish of St.
Mary Wolchurche, which belonged to the
Charterhouse; (9) a messuage, &c., late in
tenure of Steph. Pecok, alderman, and now
of Wm. Taillor, haberdasher, lying beside
the Thames within the precincts of the
late priory of Friars Preachers of London,
and which belonged to the same, (10)
another in tenure of Chr. Harbotell, and
(11) another in tenure of Wm. Hunnyng;
(12) a messuage, &c., called "le Platter" in
tenure of Wm. Hebbe in Soperlane in the
parish of St. Pancras in Westchepe, which
belonged to Halywell monastery; (13)
another there in tenure of Ric. Batall; and
(14) another lately leased to the wardens
of the goldsmiths of London, in the parish
of Peter in Westchepe. To hold in fee
simple as one twentieth of a knight's fee,
by rents of (2) 4s., (3) 13s. 4d., (4) 5s. 8d.,
(5) 13s. 4d., (6) 6d., (1, 7) 3s. 4d., (8) 4s.,
(9) 16d., (10) 8d., (11) 2s., (12) 4s., (13) 4s.,
(14) 10s. Westm., 16 March 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 25 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7,
55. Ric. Pryce, clk., King's chaplain.
Presentation to the other part of the comportionate
rectory of Llanddinam, Bangor
dioc., void by the promotion of Arthur bp.
of Bangor. Westm., 23 March 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 26 March.—P.S.
Pat. p. 8, m. 8.
56. Sir Ralph Sadlayr, one of the
King's two principal secretaries. Licence
to alienate the rectory and advowson of
the vicarage of Norton, Essex, to Wm.
Pawne. —(blank), 27 March. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII. p. 12, m. 5.
57. John lord Coniers. To be steward
of Galtres forest and the laund within
the forest and master of the hunt of
deer there; with herbage, pannage,
windfallen trees and "brosings," and all
the usual profits as enjoyed by Sir Arthur
Darcy and Wm. Maunsfelde or by John
Nevell lord Latimer, dec. Westm., 23
March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28
March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
58. Robert Burrough. Letters of
marque authorizing him (in consideration
that he and other the King's subjects
have sustained injuries from the French
King's subjects for which they despair of
redress, and that the proceedings of the
French to such of the King's subjects as of
late happened to be found in their dominions
"declareth an universal refuse and
denial of all justice, contrary whereunto the
innocents and their goods be detained
and put in prison and into custody") to
capture as many French ships at sea as
he can; provided he attempt nothing
against subjects of the Emperor or any
other (except Frenchmen) in league with
the King. Westm., 26 March 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm. 28 March.—P.S.
In English. Pat. p. 7, m. 4.
59. Robert Reynager, merchant. Similar
letters of marque. Westm., 26 March
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 March.
—P.S. In English. Pat. p. 7, m. 4.
60. John Turnour. Enrolment of
patent of 28 March 33 Hen. VIII. (See
Vol. XVII. No. 220 (94).) Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII. p. 3, m. 31.
61. Thos. Kyngeswood, clk. Presentation
to the prebend in Gloucester
cathedral, void by the death of John
Radleighe. Westm., 23 March 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 28 March.—P.S. Pat.
p. 7, m. 4.
62. Ant. Bellasses, clk., King's chaplain.
Nomination to the archdeaconry of Colchester,
London dioc., void by the death
of Ric. Coren, King's chaplain, and in
the King's nomination by the attainder
of Thomas lord Cromwell to whom, when
lord Privy Seal, Edmund bp. of London
(to whom this is addressed) granted the
nomination to the next archdeaconry
which should fall void within that diocese.
Westm., 23 March 31 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm. 28 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 6.
63. George Cootes, S.T.P., King's
chaplain. Grant of the canonry and
prebend in Chester cathedral void by the
death of Thos. Radforde. Westm., 24
March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28
March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 6.
64. Henry ap Jevan, clk., King's
servant. Grant of the chantry of
Penshurst, Kent, now void. To hold
from the feast of All Saints 32 Hen. VIII.
(about which time the King gave him the
said ohantry). Westm., 24 March 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 28 March.—P.S.
Pat. p. 7, m. 7.
65. Sir Edw. Aston. Grant (in exchange
for the manor of Asheted, Surr.,
with the advowson of the rectory there,
granted to the King by indenture 2 Nov.
34 Hen. VIII.; and for 407l. 6s. 4d.) of
(1) a rent of 6s. due to the late monastery
of Hulton from lands of Wm. Buknall in
the parish of Stoke, Staff., and a messuage
and two pastures (described), with rent of
two hens and the work of one man for
four days in autumn, due therefrom, in
tenure of the said William in Stoke
parish; (2) the manor of Hulton, with
all its appurtenances in Hulton, Snede,
Badyley, Mylton, Burdeslyme alias
Burslyme, and Stoke, Staff., with rent of
12d. due from lands of Laur. Dresser in
Badley in Stoke, a cottage in Milton in
Stoke, tenant John Cobert, a close called
Long Burches in Hulton in Stoke, tenant
Ralph Lovett, a messuage there, tenant
Thos. Trumleyn, two closes called Snedefeld
in Stoke, tenants Joan Hyll and Hen.
Watson, another called Highfield, tenant
Robt. Edge, a messuage in Snede in
Stoke, tenants Thomas Foxe, James his
son and Ellen his wife, another there,
tenants Reginald Turnock, Agnes his
wife and Eliz. his daughter, another called
Woodhed, in Stoke, tenants Wm. Barnett,
Agnes his wife and James their son, two
messuages with certain meadows (described)
and a water mill in Stoke, tenant
Wm. Cradock and Agnes his wife, a
messuage upon the Grange in Stoke,
with pasture, tenants Ric. Almond, Agnes
his wife and Ric. their son, another
there, tenant Wm. Heth, another in
Milton, tenants Wm. Sponer and Joan
his wife, another in Stoke, tenants Wm.
Hudley or Hanley and Eliz. his wife and
John and Robert their sons, another
there, tenants Thos. Danyell and Joan
his wife and Agnes and Joan their
daughters, and rent of 14 hens and 22
dayworks belonging to the said manor of
Hulton; (3) the site, &c., of the late
monastery of Hulton with its demesne
lands (described) and a coal mine in
Stoke, now leased to Stephen Bagott;
(4) also all other possessions of the said
monastery in Hulton, Snede, Badley,
Mylton and Burdeslyme in Stoke parish,
and a messuage in Bradnopp in Leeke
parish, tenants Laur. Wyrdyll and Beatrice
his wife and Robert their son, another
there, tenant Thos. Byrkes, another there,
tenants Robt. Bromley and Emmote his
wife, another called Myldemere with
pasture called Westbrokehey, late tenants
Laur. Glosse and Marg. his wife, and
now Robt. Whigthall, a cottage there,
tenant John Adams; which premises all
belonged to Hulton. (5) The manor of
Mathfeld, Staff, and Derb., which belonged
to Tutbury priory, with its
appurtenances in Mathfeld, Over Mathfelde
and Churche Mathefeld, Staff, and
Derb.; (6) a corn mill within Mathfeld
manor and "a walk mylne" with a
holm adjoining in Mathfeld parish, tenant
Wm. Dakyn, miller, Eliz. his wife and
James their son, which mills belonged
to Tutbury; (7) tithes on all the demesnes
of Tutbury in Mathfeld and Over Mathfeld,
tenants Thos. Rolleston and Ralph
his brother and James and Chr. his sons;
(8) rent of four capons due from the said
two mills; (9) rent of 2s. from lands of
Humph. Okener in Okar alias Okener in
Mathfeld parish and a close called Smythe
there, tenant Humph. Okener, which
belonged to Tutbury. (10) Pasture lying
in Dewpleke alias Dawespleke in Bredwood
parish, Staff., tenant Roger Fowka
alias Flowke, which belonged to the
monastery of Black Nuns of Braywood,
annual value 1d.; (11) a meadow called
"le Freers Medowe" in St. Bartholomew's
parish, Stafford, tenants John Kempe
and Agnes Doryngton, widow, which belonged
to the Friars Minors of Stafford,
annual value 20s.; (12) messuages in
Onccote alias Uncote in Leeke parish,
Staff., which belonged to Croxeden monastery,
tenant Roger Wardell, Wm.
Wardell and Wm. and John his sons,
Hen. Coke and Ellen his wife, and Laur.
their son, with rents of 14 capons and 16
hens and all other possessions of Croxeden
in Onecote; (13) messuages, &c., in
White Lee alias Whiteley in Leeke parish,
which belonged to Croxeden, tenants John
Heyton and Roger Fyny, and rent of 6
capons and 6 hens due therefrom; (14)
the manor of Fulford, with all appurtenances
in Fulford, Stone, Dryehurst,
Mercsuche, Baryhurst, Axcholme and
Mosse Leosoe, Staff., also certain closes,
&c. (named), in these places, tenants
Thos. Lawnder, John Porter, Hugh
Fawden, Thos. Batkyn, and Roger More,
which manor, &c., belonged to Great
Malvern monastery; (15) the rectory of
Lylle Shull, Salop, which belonged to
Lylleshull monastery, and certain lands
(specified) in Lylleshull, tenants Robt.
Moreton, Thos. Glover, and Agnes Woodsenne;
(16) woods or copses (extent
given) called Caverne-counton Coppy,
Byrches Coppy, Woodhedge Grove, Henley
Grove, Bromley Grove, Holden Coppye,
and Smalden Grove in the parish of
Stoke, which belonged to Hulton; also
(17) Moreton Coppye in Newehey in the
parish of Lylleshull; (18) the advowson
of the vicarage of Lylleshull; and (19) of
the vicarages of Shrofhales and Mathfeld,
Staff. Annual value of the premises
which belonged to Hulton, 29l. 13s. 2d.,
to Tutbury, 18l. 16s. 2d., to Croxden,
5l. 7s. 1d.
To hold in fee simple, as one twentieth
of a knight's fee, by rent for what belonged
to Hulton of 59s. 3½d., Tutbury
37s. 8½d., Brewood and Great Malvern
6s. 9½d., the Friars of Stafford and
Croxeden 12s. 8½d., and Lylleshall 39s. 4d.
To hold with full rights, free of other
charges except 13s. 4d. a year to Thos.
Browne collector of Bradnopp, 6l. 16s. 4d.
to the dean and chapter of Lichfield out
of the tithes of Mathfeld, 6s. 6d. to the
archd. of Stafford, for synodals and procurations,
out of the same, 6s. 8d. to Sir
Philip Dracott, chief steward of Fulford,
and 6s. 8d. to Robt. Porter, bailiff there.
Westm., 27 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm. 29 March.—P.S. (injured). Pat.
p. 12, m. 15.
66. Wm. Lambe, the King's servant.
Grant, for 632l. 17s. 1d., of (1) the garden
near Mill Alley in the parish of St. Stephen
in Colman Street in tenure of Ralph
Dyoll, others there in tenure of (2) Wm.
Mery (two) (3) Wm. Wilford (late of
Thos. Smythe), (six between the garden
late of John Shukkesburgh on the north,
Mill Alley on the south and "le Towne
Dyche" on the east), (4) Robert Ryche
(three), (5) Clement Newse, (6) John
Wendon, (7) Wm. Goodwynn (beside the
Towne Dyche on the east, the garden
late of Wm. Colsell on the west, the
common alley on the north and "le
Mercers Rents" on the south), (8) Edw.
Moreton (late of Wm. Colsell), (9) Wm.
White (near Horse Alley), (10) Wm.
Butler, (11) Eliz. widow of John Fery,
dec., (12) Thos. Abraham, (13) Ric.
Gresham, (14) John Walter, (15) John
Maylyard, (16) a tenement in the said
parish (lying to the cast of that of Wm.
Monjeam, to the south of that of Hugh
Dyer, to the north of that of John Stace,
and to the west of the High Street) late
in tenure of Wm. Dare and now of John
Wisdom and leased to John Syrcok, and
a little cottage there in tenure of the
said John Wisdom, (17) the three tenements
with gardens there of Wm. Burdon,
John Dobson and John Bright, leased to
Wm. White, (18) a tenement and garden
in tenure of Humph. Nalson, (19) two
gardens in tenure of John Circote, (20) a
tenement near Mill Alley in tenure of
Thos. Leventhorpe, (21) others there in
tenure of William Porter and Ric. Hartewell,
all which premises belonged to the
late monastery of Reuly; Also (22) the
chapel or church of St. James with
cemetery adjoining beside London Wall,
and within Creplegate in the parish of
St. James' within London, a tenement
near the said chapel in tenure of Agnes
Redknappe, widow, two other tenements
there, and a tenement there in tenure of
Wm. Lambe, which chapel and tenements
are all leased to Walter Henley, and (23)
a tenement in Abchurche Lane in the
parish of St. Nicholas within London,
late in tenure of Sir John Mundy dec.,
all which belonged to Garrodon, and
are worth 31s. 8d. a year; Also (24) a
tenement in Fleet Street, in the parish of
St. Dunstan in the West (between the
common way leading to the Inner Temple
on the east and the tenement of Giles
Atkynson and Ric. Wheler on the west,
the highway on the north and the
garden of the Inner Temple on the south)
which belonged to the priory of St. John
of Jerusalem and is now in the tenure
of Wm. Garrard, (25) another tenement
there (between the tenement of Roland
Shakelady on the east and that of John
Alcestre, sadler, on the west, the highway
on the north and the wall of the
Temple churchyard on the south) in tenure
of Robt. Fletewoode, (26) another there
(between Chancery Lane on the east and
the tenement of John Philipps on the
west, the highway on the south and the
tenement of William Chomley on the
north) in tenure of Thos. Richards, (27)
another there (between Wm. Chomley's
tenement on the east and the gate of
the Middle Temple, and tenement within
it of Alice widow of Ric. Redmayn, on
the west, the highway on the north and
the wall of the garden belonging to the
Inner inn of the New Temple on the south)
in tenure of Thos. Holbek, and (28) another
there (between the tenement of John
Machyn, tailor, on the east and that of
Thos. Holbek on the west, the highway on
the north and the wall of the Inner Temple
garden on the south) in tenure of Wm.
Chomley, all which premises in Fleet Street
belonged to St. John's of Jerusalem; Also
(29) a tenement in the parish of St. Bridget
which belonged to St. Bartholomew's
monastery in Westsmithfield and is in
tenure of John Studd; Also (30) a tenement
called "a dyehowsc" &c., specified,
in the parish of St. James at Garlickhithe
in London on the west side of Mede Lane
alias Shepherds Alley in tenure of John
[Axe], dyer, part of a garden between
the said alley on the west and the tenement
of Wm. Harte, brewer, on the
east (dimensions given with reference to
the "Stewehouse" of the monastery in
Medelane), two tenements on the north
side of the said alley facing towards
Thamystrete (aperte versus Thamystrete)
of which tenements one lies on the east
side of the said alley and was late in
tenure of John Shereburne, joiner, and
the other on the west of the said alley
and was late in tenure of Adam Hary,
tallow chandler; all which tenements are
leased to Ric. Townesendes and belonged
to St. Bartholomew's; also a tenement
with a wharf and parcel of waste ground
adjoining the river Thames late in tenure
of John Morethipp, dyer, three cottages
one of which was late in tenure of Stephen
Rose, dyer, another in tenure of Marg.
Carre, which tenement and cottages are
in the parish of St. James at Garlickhithe
and were late in tenure of John Brownyng,
merchant tailor and are now leased to
Robt. Rowe, merchant tailor, and belonged
to St. Bartholomew's; Also a tenement &c.,
in Shepherd's Alley in the same parish
late in tenure of John Bagthwayte
(between the Swanne brewery on the east
and the said alley on the west, the tenement
of John Lytle on the south and that of Joan
Bridges, widow, on the north, both which
belonged to St. Bartholomew's) which
belonged to St. Bartholomew's and is now
leased to Ralph Chaloner.
To hold all the premises with full rights
(the above possessions of Rewley are worth
19l. 14s. 4d. a year). To hold in fee simple
as one fortieth of a knight's fee by rents
of (1) 10d., (2) 2s., (3) 2s. 7½d., (4) 22d.,
(5) 10d. (6) 8d., (7) 8d., (8) 13½d., (9) 10d.,
(10) 8d., (11) 8d., (12) 2s. 10d., (13) 12d.,
(14) 8d., (15) 6d., (16) 3s. 8d. (17) 5s.2½d.,
(18) 5s. 7½d., (19) 4s., (20) 12d., (21) 2s. 5d.,
(22) 2s. 6d., (23) 8d., (24) 4s., (25) 4s.,
(26) 3s. 4d., (27) 4s., (28) 4s., (29) 3s. 4d.,
and (30) 2s. 8d. Westm., 18 March 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 March.—P.S.
Pat. p. 12, m. 1.
67. Ant. Guaras, merchant of Spain.
Licence, "at the contemplation of our
dearest brother and ally the Emperor," to
buy and export within 20 months 1,000
qrs. of wheat, to be provided in the shires
of Gloucester, Worcester, Somerset and
Southampton. Hampton Court, 1 Dec.
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 March.
—P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 19. In English.
68. John de Rosseti, Italian. Annuity
of 40l., during pleasure, from Michaelmas
last. Westm., 26 March 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 31 March.—P.S. Pat.
p. 12, m. 6.
69. Sir John Williams and Ant.
Stringar. Licence to alienate two valects or
coppices of wood in Dowles beside Bewdeley,
Salop (No. 226, Grant 79, § 17) to
Robt. Burgoyn. — (blank) March. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 23.