456. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 26 April. Present : Chancellor, Norfolk,
Russell, Hertford, Winchester, St. John, Cheyney, Gage, Browne, Wingfield,
Wriothesley, Baker. Business :—Letter written to the sheriff of
Oxon and Berks to send up two persons accused by Chr. Assheton of lewd
demeanour at the musters; and to Assheton to repair hither with proofs.
Beddle, Myddleton, Lant, Kele and Maylor brought certificate in writing
according to their recognizance of 22 April. Letter sent to the mayor of
Tenbye to stay certain ships of Crosewyke. Passport signed for post horses
for lord Parre to the North.
304, f. 137.
457. Order Of The Garter.
Commission for the installation of the lord Par, warden of the
marches in the North, chosen one of the Order of the Garter at a chapter
of the Order held at Westm., 24 April. Addressed to the earl of Hertford
lord Great Chamberlain and to Sir Ant. Browne and Sir Ant. Wingfield.
Westm. 26 April 35 Hen. VIII.
Copy, p. 1.
304, f. 136b.
2. Exemption of knights of the Garter from attending the Feast of that
order to be held at Windsor Castle 6 May next, they being engaged in
"certain causes to be executed and done" by the King's command. The
Knights are :—The dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, earls of Surrey, Arundel,
Westmoreland, and Rutland, lords Audeley of Walden, Ferreis, Russell
and Parre, Sir Thos. Cheney and Sir Ant. Browne.
II. For the lord Par :—A bill of the cost of a banner of his arms, armour
and robes (for his installation?) concluding with a "fee given to Garter
yearly in hand, 40s."
Copy, p. 1.
Papers, I. 160.
458. Sadler to Henry VIII.
Here has been much ado by the lords of the party adverse to Henry
because they were forbidden to bring with them such force as they had
assembled; which was the Governor's proclamation, who, although he was
ready to revolt to the other party, is, "with fair means and also some
threatenings," persuaded by Angus, Glencairn, Cassils, Maxwell, Somervail
and Sir George Douglas to remain "at the cast of England, as they call it";
in which case they trust that the King will relent so far as to defer the
delivery of the child until she is of lawful age or within a year or two of it.
Now Lennox and Argyle are come hither and an outward agreement taken
between Angus and Lennox; and all things are treated peaceably.
Huntley is still at home in the North, where he has much ado with lord
Forbes, about land which the late King took from Forbes and gave to
Huntley and the Gordons. "And now the said lord Forbes intendeth,
if he can, to recover his land with the sword; for other law or justice here
hath little place, as far as I see." Murray is here and has been so
wrought by Glencairn, Cassils and Somervail that, they say, he will leave
the cast of France and agree to a good part of Henry's demands.
This morning the Governor sent for Sadler; Lennox being also
appointed to make his agreement with Angus and declare his credence
from the French King. The Governor prayed Sadler to write his excuse
for the delay in answering Henry's demands, which was due to the slow
coming in of the lords; and now all were come save the Cardinal and
Huntley, for whom they would not tarry (the Cardinal, he said, durst not
come for fear of being "eftsoons apprehended"), but would to-morrow devise
such answer as, if Henry "were not too sharp or unreasonable," should
content him. Answered praying God that they might devise a satisfactory
answer to Henry's desires, which by this time he had, doubtless, digested
and found both very reasonable and most necessary and beneficial. He
sware a great oath that he thought them most unreasonable and such that
every man, woman and child in Scotland would liever die in one day than
accept them; nevertheless they would offer such reason as, he trusted,
Henry would not refuse; and would despatch the answer within three
days. With this came Lennox, whom the Governor welcomed and Sadler
saluted "with an embracing after the French form." The Governor then
said they would go to make the agreement between Angus and Lennox
and then to Council to hear Lennox's credence; praying Sadler eftsoons
to write the excuse for the delay and promising to send word of the
At afternoon the Governor sent David Panter, who was lately with
Henry, to say that Lennox's credence was that the French king required
the Estates of the realm to observe their old leagues with France, as he
(Francis) would do; and if Henry should invade them he would aid them
with men, money and munition; and if they agreed with Henry they
should comprehend him in the league and treaty made. Learns otherwise
that this really was the credence.
Has had sundry conferences with Cassils, Glencairn, Maxwell and
Somervail, who have declared how much ado they have had to stay the
Governor, who is now in a good towardness, and they trust, if the King
relent somewhat, that all will be well. The Governor will agree to pledges
for the child's deliverance when of lawful age, or within a year or two of it;
which they think is to be accepted. Touching the peace they say that
"the whole realm murmureth that they had rather die than break their
old leagues with France" (as indeed there is a great rumor); but they will
so join in amity that France shall have no benefit by them and every man
here be at liberty to serve against France and all others. They think that,
these two things being granted, such amity should grow between the realms
that Henry should have his whole purpose. Henry's resolution touching
the Governor to continue during the young Queen's minority, if he
continues in his present devotion to the King and the wealth of both realms,
foreseeing that he use the counsel of such persons as the King thinks best,
is interpreted as intending to establish an English council here, which
they will not admit. If it means that the Governor shall be advised by
Councillors of this realm only, it shall be most acceptable. They think
that Sir George Douglas or some other wise gentleman shall repair to the
King with the answer which they shall now make; and then, if it appears
that the King will agree with them, some noble personages will be sent
to knit up matters. Sadler bears them still in hand that the King will
not relent; in which case, they say, force must be used, and they lack
silver to bear their charges; their present company is so chargeable that
without help they cannot sustain it, and yet, if they had not had such
force the Governor would have left them, and, percace, "betrapped" some
of them. Maxwell made a request apart for 300l., for which, he said, as
the King seemed to trust him when there more than the other prisoners,
so he would do as good service as any, and in the event of war would
deliver to the King's army the keys of the West Marches, where all the
strongholds are in his custody. Sadler offered presently to write to
Suffolk for 100l. for him; but he preferred to await the King's answer.
Glencairn and Maxwell asked whether he had word about the changing of
their pledges; and, on his negative, Maxwell sware a great oath that he
thought the King had them in some suspicion, but they would be true men.
And Glencairn begged that they might be encouraged, for here they were
hated for the King's sake, being called the English lords, and ballads made
of them "how the English angels had corrupted them." Men could not
declare themselves more earnest than they do; yet, they labour, if it be
possible, to succeed quietly. Angus, Glencairn, Cassils, Maxwell, Somervail
and Sir George Douglas seem to adhere firmly together, and to have
with them, in manner, the whole strength of the country on this side
Forth. The sheriff of Ayr and laird of Brunstoun have been sundry times
with Sadler since they came home, and "greatly pretend" services.
Glencairn thinks the Sheriff (who is a man of good power) determined to
take his part, and desires Henry to write to Cassils that (like as he has
given the Sheriff truce till Lammas) he may be content to commit the
matters between them to the determination of friends, so that they may
the better join in the King's service. Which, Glencairn says, Cassils will
This afternoon the bp. of Orkney came to tell Sadler that, coming out
of his own country, he came by the Cardinal, who durst not come hither,
but said that if Sadler would make an errand to St. Andrews to speak
with him, he should have cause to think his journey "well bestowed."
Answered, as he did to the Cardinal's chaplain, it was not meet for him
to speak with the Cardinal, not knowing in what terms he stood. The
Bishop said that the Cardinal was the sorrowfullest man alive to hear that
Henry was displeased with him, and could prove that it was without cause;
and, if he might safely come to this Council, he would declare his zeal for
all Henry's reasonable desires. Will not speak with the Cardinal unless
he comes to Court and cannot be avoided. The certainty of matters will
be known within two days.
Understands, by his friend Mr. Wriothesley, that the King will disburden
him of the office of secretary and, in recompense, give him the office which
lord Windsor had in the Wardrobe, for which he gives humble and lowly
Headed : To the King's Majesty, 26th April 1543.
459. Granvelle to Chapuys.
Some days ago received his of the 2nd inst. and saw the copy of
what he then wrote to the Queen in Flanders. Was greatly pleased to
learn the King of England's determination to move war this year against
France, and more and more thinks the season and opportunity the best
that can ever happen. It is certain that the Emperor will not stop in
Italy but pass hither, as he has written to Granvelle, where, besides that
he will come well accompanied, Granvelle has provided horse and foot and
a great band of artillery, more than a hundred great pieces fully equipped,
and powder and bullets for it.
Chapuys will see by the answer of the Estates in this Diet to Granvelle,
touching the king of France, what they think of him; and when they
deliberate and write so freely in common estates, where they are very slow
(pesans), what they say and think in private may be supposed. They
say that they will do all that the Emperor wishes, provided that he comes;
and there is no one who dares to say a word in the French king's favour or
excuse. The said Estates have accorded the aid defensive against the Turk
of 20,000 foot and 4,000 horse, to pay it in money to the King. True it
is that the Lutherans protested, as in other Diets, on account of the
differences between the Catholics and them; but they will contribute like
the rest, as they have declared privately to the King and Granvelle, and
already this town (fn. 1) has paid its contingent, as also have Duke Maurice of
Saxony and the Marquis of Brandenburg. The Estates have re-confirmed
the peace and remitted the reformation of justice to the Emperor's order.
The Protestants are preparing to send an embassy to the Emperor, to
justify past proceedings against Bronswych and make great offers, especially
against France. All remain at peace in great expectation of the Emperor's
Chapuys should write often touching the King's aforesaid determination,
the progress of preparations and the time when he will begin to march,
"pour correspondre de la part de sad. Mate Imperiale a grever le commun
ennemy." Hears from all sides that he is in the King's grace, as his
works towards him merit, but trusts in God's keeping, since it is for His
service. Will not be more prolix as he is occupied in despatching to the
Emperor and the Queen; and will only add that he expects the Emperor
to be at Genoa before the end of this month. Is glad the gout has left
him and that he has made Granvelle's recommendations to all those lords.
Will remember his private matter as their ancient and indissoluble amity
French, pp. 3. Modern transcript from a Vienna MS. endd. : Coppie
des lettres du Sr. de Grantvelle a l'ambassadeur en Angleterre du xxvje
d' Apvril 1543.
A. P. C., 121.
460. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 27 April. Present : Audeley, Norfolk, Russell,
Hertford, St. John, Cheyney, Gage, Wriothesley. Business :—Letters
written to Suffolk to send billet to Berwick, with advertisement that
brewers, bakers and coopers should be sent from hence. The Companies
of Brewers, Coopers and Bakers each ordered to present to the Council, on
Monday next, six expert men to be sent to Berwick, and the Coopers also
to certify what number of barrels and custrells they can furnish within six
Order of the
Garter, II. 426.
461. Order Of The Garter.
On 27 April [35 Hen. VIII], by the King's commission, lord Parre
was introduced to his stall at Windsor, by the earl of Hertford as the
King's deputy, and Sir Ant. Browne and Sir Ant. Wingfield as his
assistants. In the morning, after the conclusion of the funeral mass, lord
Parre hastened into the North of England.
462. The Patriarch, Marco Grimani, to Card. Farnese.
Has written at length by the Count of Mirandula who is ready to
start for Italy, and writes this by way of Lyons, so that, if it arrives before
the other, Farnese may know that the King has resolved that he shall
stay here until news comes of the reception in Scotland given to Mons. de
Begnin (fn. 2) , who was sent thither with 50 Scottish gentlemen of the Guard.
If they are well received by the governors of that realm and can do that
for which the King sent them, he will provide safe passage for the writer;
but otherwise would not have him put himself in peril. Loisi, 27 April
1543. Signed : Marco Grimano, Patriarcha.
Italian. Modern transcript from a Vatican MS. p. 1. Headed : Del
Patriarca d'Aquileja al R'mo Card. Farnese.
A. P. C., 122.
463. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 28 April. Present : Canterbury, Audeley,
Russell, Winchester, Westminster, Gage, Wriothesley. Business :—
Letters written to the President and Council of Wales to send up a quest
who gave an unjust verdict at the late sessions at Salop; and to Wallop
to dismiss 20 of the 40 Frenchmen lately taken prisoners. Three joiners
named Hawtrell, Lucke and Lucas, who were, for an unlawful disguising,
committed to the Tower, released. Contention between Blaynerhassatt
and Jak a Musgrave referred to the duke of Norfolk.
464. Henry VIII. to Suffolk.
Sending at this present the lord Parre as Warden of the Marches
foranempst Scotland, has commanded him first to communicate his
instructions to Suffolk. Suffolk will there see the order taken for sending
horsemen into Scotland for relief of the King's friends and servants, if
they desire it. A good sum of money for their wages and for other
affairs will shortly be sent; but, if they are despatched before it arrives,
shift must be made, with Sir George Lawson's money or otherwise, to
give them one month's wages at their entry. Suffolk shall direct letters
of attendance upon the said Warden to all lords, gentlemen, and others
accustomed to have letters at the arrival of any new Warden.
P.S.—Having appointed Sir Robert Bowes to remain with lord Parr, as
counsellor, with diets at 13s. 4d. and 20 men in wages, has given him, in
prest for that "and for his post, of the money and treasure appointed to be
sent thither," 100 mks. Suffolk shall direct Woodall to allow "the same
to bringer, and reckon with the said Sir Robert Bowes upon the same from
the time specified in our letters to the said — (blank), giving unto him
also reasonable allowance for his posts down accordingly."
Further, Suffolk shall travail for the enlargement of the day of entry of
the said Sir Robert, "in form specified," so as he may be able to reside
upon the charge now committed to him; and also obtain like respite for
the others named in the enclosed schedule. This should be the rather
obtained of the Governor, because, as Suffolk saw by the letters to Sadler,
the King has enlarged "the day of entry of the lords his prisoners specified
in the same letters."
ii. The schedule above referred to, viz. :—Sir Robert Bowes, Sir Cuthb.
Ratclif, Sir Rog. Lasselles, Sir John Withrington, Thomas Slingesby, John
Tempest, Ric. Bowes, John Heron, Ninian Menvell, Thos. Sutthill.
iii. [An alternative form of the above postscript?].
"Signifying also unto you that we have appointed Sir Robert Bowes,
knight, to remain with the said lord Parr as an assistant and one of our
Council there. Requiring you to write for the prolonging of his day of
entry till Midsummer, or t'obtain that some pledge may be sent in for him,
so he may continue with the said lord Parr for his better advice and the
better knowledge of all things in those parts."
Draft, mainly in Wriothesley's hand or corrected by him, pp. 7. Endd. :
Mynute to the duke of Suff., xxviijo Aprilis ao xxxvo.
32,650, f. 241.
465. Sadler to Suffolk.
Has received his of the 26th and will do his utmost; wherein he
has so wrought that Murrey and Argyle, who were noted French, are now
for the King. The Governor and the whole Council sat all yesterday;
and, to-day or to-morrow, they will resolve upon their answer and send
some wise personage to the King. Be assured they will not grant the
deliverance of the child until of lawful age or within a year or two of it;
but pledges all the noblemen will agree to deliver, "none against it but
the Kirkmen, which would none agreement betwixt the two realms."
Hears that Bothwell has declared against all the King's desires. As to
the peace, trusts that the King will be satisfied, "and yet there is
great sticking at the same." There is like to be strife between the
Governor and Lenoux, who has clearly refused to set his hand and seal to
the act for the establishment of the Governor; the cause Suffolk "may
facilely conjecture." The Cardinal refused to come, although safe conduct
was offered him, and so has displeased the Governor and all the lords.
Edinburgh, 28 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd. : ao xxxvo.
A. P. C., 122.
466. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 29 April. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor,
Norfolk, Russell, Hertford, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Cheyney,
Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Riche, Baker. Business :—Commissions
stamped to John Kingesmyll, John Mille and John Whight to
take up wheat in Hants, Wilts and Dorsetshire, to Thos. Wodhows for
wheat and malt in Norfolk and Suffolk, and to Waters and Reyes for the
like in Norfolk, Suffolk, Hunts, Camb. and Lincolnshire. Warrants
signed for Sir Edw. North to deliver 100l. to Wm. Honning for provision
for the wars, and 2,000l. each to Wm. Wodhows and Thos. Waters for the
above mentioned provisions. Letter written to Ric. Brooke, captain in
the Narrow Seas, that the King takes ill his staying both friends and foes,
and requiring him to look better to his instructions. Letter written to
the Deputy and Council of Callais touching the order of Damlippe's
execution and the declaration of his heresies, with command to arrest and
send over "—Butlar, his priest," and the butcher's wife of Canterbury.
467. Wriothesley to [Parr].
Thanks for my warrant. By this post your lordship shall receive
your commission, your instructions, a letter to my lord of Suff. and a
letter to Mr. Wodall for your and Mr. Bowes' diets who setteth forth
towards to-morrow (sic) in the morning. There be also in the packet
letters from my lord of Norff. and my lady Margaret Douglasse which it
may please you to deliver to my lord Lieutenant to be sent with the next
letters that go into Scotland." Westm., in haste, this Sunday night.
Hol., p. 1. Fly leaf with address lost.
St. P., v. 266.
468. Lord Parr's Instructions.
The King having, by commission "bearing date, etc.", appointed
him Warden of all his Marches foranempst Scotland gives him these
1. Taking his commission and the letters, instructions and writings
prepared for his despatch, he shall go in post to the duke of Suffolk,
lieutenant general in the North, with whom he shall participate these
instructions and devise what to do. Then he shall repair to Morpeth or
Alnewik, as the Duke shall think most convenient, these being thought
the meetest places for the execution of his charge, and there summon the
deputy wardens and the most witty and trusty gentlemen (whose names
are in a schedule delivered to him by Viscount Lisle, High Admiral); and,
upon their declaration of the state of the Borders and country, he shall
muster the garrisons and see that they keep their watches, &c. That done
he shall take musters of the whole country in his charge, to know how
many horsemen he can make and which are the best, which may be easiest
done by calling the gentlemen and head men to show what numbers they
can furnish; in which also he has some instructions from the lord
Admiral, and shall further take counsel of the trusty gentlemen.
2. The King having written to Sadler, in Scotland, that, if his servants
and friends there demand aid, they shall have a convenient number of
horsemen; if Sadler send for any such aid, Parr shall at once order the
required number to be ready at an hour's warning and himself hasten in
post to Suffolk, to whom the King has written for that purpose, to
determine with him the certain number and who shall conduct them (lest
by delay in referring hither the King's servants and friends should suffer
lack or displeasure), remembering to see that the men carry some victuals,
and that the King's servants and friends in Scotland are warned also to
prepare victuals for them; and that their place on the Borders is supplied
by inland men, so that the thieves and broken men of Scotland may
3. In case the Scots at any time ride in and spoil, the lord Warden
shall have them "distressed and taken into England"; or, if that miss,
and the matter be small he shall seek redress, during the peace (which
lasts till 1 June), by the law of the Borders. But if the Scots make any
great raid and escape, and it appear to have been done with the consent of
some of the rulers or head men, he shall "look through his fingers" and
let slip such a number that they may be surely and sharply repaid,
providing that the King's servants and their tenants take no hurt but only
4. He shall advertise the King of the state of the Borders and
intelligence out of Scotland.
5. He shall have diets at 4 mks. a day and 100 men in wages.
Draft, pp. 23. Endd. : My 1. Parres instructions, appointed lord
Warden of the Marches foranempst Scotland.
A. P. C., 124.
469. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 30 April. Present : Chancellor, Norfolk,
Russell, Hertford, Lisle, St. John, Cheyney, Gage, Browne, Wingfield,
Wriothesley, Riche, Baker. Business :—Letter written to the mayor of
Canterbury to set John Bellinger on the pillory for lewd words. The
Brewers, Bakers and Coopers, according to their appointment made on the
27th, presented six of their several companies to repair to Berwick.
470. Wallop and Others to the Council.
The 5,000l. received at two several times by Thos. Jeffrey is defrayed
in payment of the crew and fortifications here and in the Marish, as
ensues :—Arrears of Jan. 160l., payment of Feb. 1,125l. 8s. 10d., March
2,011l. 16s. 8d. April 2,171l. 10s.; total 5,468l. 15s., as the schedule
enclosed more particularly shows. Put the deficit of 468l. 15s. in the
estimate herewith for the three months ending 10 May, 7 June and 5
July, the total of which is 7,310l. 15s. 6d.; which they beg for soon, as
"the next pay groweth near and men here not beforehand." Castle of
Guisnes, 30 April. Signed : John Wallop, Thom's Palmere, Wm.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : "Mr. Wallop, Thos Palmer and the surveyor of
Calays to the Counsail, ultimo Aprilis ao xxxvo."
St. P., IX. 362.
471. Bonner to Henry VIII.
On 9 April by way of St. Sebastian's, on 11 April by way of Italy
and Germany, and on 15 April by Henry's servant, Mr. Chamberlayn,
and also by Mr. Secretary's servant, Edm. Atkynson, sent news of the
ratification and oath by the Emperor. Sent the oath in cipher by
St. Sebastian's and Almayne, and the whole doings, doubled, by
Chamberlayn, Edmund and Symons, Mons. Chapuys' servant, on the
15th. For the Emperor's passage, 45 galleys had then come to Roses, so
that, with those provided here, he may now have 50 galleys and 30 ships
with him. Horses are shipped and all ready to depart to-morrow; but,
"as tomorrow is the exequies for th'Emperatrice," some reckon that it
will be Wednesday ere we depart, and that the Emperor will tarry at
Roses for the new moon, and also go to Perpignan to leave the Almains
there. Alva is left captain general here. Covos, the Abp. of Toledo and
Alva shall have the administration of the realm and governance of the
Prince. Thinks the Emperor will be long absent in Flanders and
The Bishop of Rome laboured to have speech with the Emperor, and
offered to come to Bononye and Pleasance, but it is thought the Emperor
will not speak with him unless it be in his straight way and for more
urgent matters than appear. It is bruited that the Abp. of St. James,
who accompanies the Emperor to Italy, Trente, Germany and Flanders,
shall be sent to England. He is a good and learned man whom the
Emperor greatly favours. The ambassador of Portugal who came to
Madrill and Barcelone has concluded the marriages, and returned with a
chain worth 2,000 cr. "The chief of the great personages of Spain that
go at this time with th'Emperor is the duke of Nagera; and the marquis
of Aguillar who was ambassador at Rome and is returned from thence,
reckoned that he should have been viceroy of Navarre in the place of
Sor John de Vega, who now passeth with th'Emperor to be ambassador
at Rome for his Majesty." Some think the viceroy of Naples returns and
shall be succeeded by the duke of Alburquerke. Barcelone, 30 April,
10 a.m. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : 1543.
2. Duplicate of the preceding. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Sealed. Endd.
3. Copy in Bonner's own hand, also signed and addressed.
P. 1. Headed : The copy of my letters sent from Barcelone.
18 B. VI. 59 b.
472. James Earl Of Arran to Christian King Of Denmark.
"Jacobus Dei gratia Aranie comes, dominus Hammiltoun, regni
Scotie gubernator, Illustrissimo atquo invictissime principi Christiano
Danorum, Norvagicorum et Vandalorum Regi, salutem et rerum omnium
successum optat ex animo. Illustrissime atque invictissime Rex, etsi
nulla res accedere potuit Scotorum genti calamitosior sui Regis interitu
facit (?) tamen inceptum ab Anglis, needum finitum, bellum ut inopinatus
[P]rincipis nostri casus sit longe gravior quam sperabamus; nam ad
luctuosum fortissimi imperatoris interitum accedit etiam id mali quod hec
nostra calamitas adeo insolentem reddit hostem ut plane de opprimendis
Scotis deliberet, nec aliud cogitat quam qua potissimum racione orbatos
Rege in servitutem redigat. Sed Regis desiderium affecit provida
consultaque Gubernatoris electio ut levius ferri posset, ut vero tam ferociter
insultantem cervicibus nostris hostem depellere valeamus. Post invocatum
Dominum primum [in] nostra propria virtute, deinde in sociorum atque
amiccrum . . arbitramur, e quorum grege quum te
principem . . amus, nimirium tui non solum
sancte observatum fedus sed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . nos conjunxit Non dubitam[us] . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . reipublice
nostre deficere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
in tanto periculo labor[antibus] . . . . . . . . . .
copiamque tum com . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . tiari Jacobo dig . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . misimus ut * * *(five lines almost
wholly illegible), Aprilis [anno] . . . . .
Lat. Letter book copy, p. 1. Much faded.
St. P. IX., 365.
Instructions given to Sir Thos. Seymour, gentleman of the Privy
Chamber, and Dr. Wotton, dean of Canterbury, now (fn. 3) sent "on ambassiate"
To go with all diligence to the Queen of Hungary, Regent in the Low
Countries, and, delivering the King's letter of credence, say that,at request
of Chapuis, the Emperor's ambassador (upon the late renovation of the
amity, for the appointment of an ambassador to reside about her), the King
has sent them to reside there as his ambassadors. 2. That, where
Chapuys pressed him to assail the enemies this year, and not give them
time to prepare the money which they lack, and the King declared himself
willing to go in person or send a lieutenant, and thereupon put some
things in order, the King marvels that he hears no more of it. 3. To
demand where the King may obtain provision of hoys, carriages, lymoners,
victuals and other necessaries in case he resolve to make any enterprise
this year. 4. To learn all occurrents and report them with diligence.
Draft, pp. 16. Endd.
474. Grants In April 1543, 34 Henry VIII.
1. Geoffrey Fontaynez. Lease (by
advice of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle)
of (1) the site of the manor of Kymberworth,
Yorks., with certain lands there
(specified) now in tenure of Robt. Gylberthorp,
and (2) a water mill there in tenure
of John Yole, parcel of the lands of George
duke of Clarence, attained; with reservations;
for 21 years; at rents of (1) 4l. 3s. 6d.
and (2) 4l., and 12d. increase. Westm.,
13 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
1 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 9.
2. Sir Henry Isley. Enrolment of
patent of 3 April 33 Hen. VIII. See
Vol. XVII. No. 283 (18). Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII. p. 12, m. 11.
3. John Lelande, the King's chaplain
and scholar. Grant of the canonry and
prebend in the King's college at Oxtord
void by the death of Ric. Coren. Westm.,
26 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
3 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 10.
4. Humph. Broun, justice of Common
Pleas, and George Broun. Licence to
alienate a third part of the manor of
Drayton, Ntht., to Sir John Mordaunt.
Westm., 4 April. Pat. p. 2, m. 24.
5. Ric. Freston of Mendham, Suff.
Grant (for 400l. to be paid at certain days,
specified) of the manor of Wykhamskey
alias Wikehamskeyth, Suff., with the
rectory and advowson of the vicarage
there, all which came to the King by the
attainder of John last abbot of St. John
Baptist's of Colchester; with reservation
of annuities of 23s. and 38s. due to the
manor out of the manor of Cotton Bresworth
and the college of Wingfield, Suff.,
respectively, which are now extinct
because all are in the King's hands. To
hold, with all rights, in fee simple as one
tenth of a knight's fee, by rent of 50s. 11d.;
free of all charges except a pension of
53s. 4d. to the vicar. With profits since
Mich. 1540. Westm., 26 March 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 26 March.—P.S. Pat.
p. 12, m. 8.
6. Peter Vannes. Enrolment of
patent of 6 April 33 Hen. VIII. See Vol.
XVII., No. 283 (29). Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.
p. 3, m. 30.
7. Wm. Lambe. Licence to alienate
lands in the parish of St. James at
Garlickhithe, London (No. 346, Grant 66,
§ 30), to Thos. Rowe, merchant tailor.
Westm., 6 April. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.
p. 9, m. 24.
8. Thos. Waller. Lease (by advice of
Daunce, Southwell and Moyle) of (1) a
messuage and certain closes of land,
specified, in tenure of Ric. Duke, and (2) a
fulling mill called "le laver walke myllne,"
in tenure of John Oke, parcel of the lordship
of Kymberworth, Yorks., and of the
lands of George late duke of Clarence;
with reservations; for 21 years; at rents of
(1) 4l. 15s. and (2) 46s. 8d., and 12d.
increase. Signed by the Surveyors. Del.
Westm., 7 April 34 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Pat. p. 12, m. 8.
9. Anne Danet, widow of Sir John
Danet, dec. Licence to alienate the
manor of Mawndebryan alias Marchcmaund,
Heref., to Ric. Gyllet, Thos. Davy
and Thos. Travers, to be regranted before
St. John's day next to the said Anne for
life, with remainder to the right heirs
male of Sir John Danet. Westm., 9 April.
Pat. p. 3, m. 31. (injured).
10. Sir Geo. Cotton and Mary his
wife. Licence to alienate two messuages
and certain lands in Alsopp in le Dale,
Tysyngton, Assheborne, Perwyche, and
Thorp, Derb., to Sir Thos. Pope and Eliz.
his wife. Westm., 11 April. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII. p. 12, m. 7.
11. Sir Ric. Williams alias Crumwell.
Licence to alienate the grange or farm of
Skere in the parish of Newton, co.
Glamorgan, to Chr. Turbervile. Westm.,
12 April. Pat. p. 2, m. 24.
12. Hen. Coppynger. Livery of lands
as s. and h. of John Copynger, dec., without
proof of age, in England, Wales and
Calais. Signed by St. John, Sewster and
Parys. Del. Westm. [13 April, 34 Hen.
VIII.]—S.B.(much injured) Pat. p. 9, m. 1.
13. Thos. Cooke of Thorpscoke, Essex,
mercer, alias of Calais, victualler. Protection :
going in the retinue of Henry
lord Mautravers, deputy of Calais.
Westm., 3 April 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 13 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 12. m. 21.
14. Thomas earl of Rutland and
Eleanor, his wife. Licence to alienate
lands in Barton, Askam, Paterdale,
Martinda (sic) and Clifton, with the
rectories of Barton and Askam and chapels
of Paterdale and Martindale, the advowsons
of the vicarages of Barton and Askam,
and a pension of 13s. 4d. out of the rectory
of Clyfton, Westmld.: to Lancelot Lancaster
and Mich. Hudson. Westm.,
13 April 33 Hen. VIII. Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII. p. 11, m. 11.
15. John Marshe. Licence to alienate
certain lands near Northampton, of the
late monasteries of Delapree and St.
Andrew's Northampton (No. 226, Grant
38) to Sir Ric. and Sir John Gresham,
Wm. Gresham, mercer, and Wm. Hardynge,
mercer, to the use of the said John Marshe
and Alice Gresham daughter and heir
apparent of the said William, and their
heirs, and in default to the right heirs of
the said John. Westm. 13 April. Pat. 34
Hen. VIII. p. 7, m. 14.
16. Ric. Norlegh. Lease (by advice
of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle) of the
site of the manor or chief house of
Woodhed, Rutl., with certain buildings
and land specified, pared of the
possessions of John late lord Hussey,
attainted, and of the jointure of Anne
lady Hussey, dec., relict of the said John,
and in the King's hands by the death of
the said Anne; with reservations; for 21
years; at 13l. 6s. 8d. rent and 13s. 4d.
increase. Westm., 11 April 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 14 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 10,
17. Ric. Capell of London, merchant.
Protection for one year; going in the
retinue of Henry lord Mautravers, deputy
of Calais. St. James', 21 March 34
Hen. VIII. Headed : per Regem. Del.
Westm., 14 April.—P.S.
18. Wm. Lambe, of London. Licence
to alienate gardens near Mill Alley in the
parish of St. Stephen in Colman Street,
London, in tenure of Robt. Riche, which
belonged to Rewley monastery, to the said
Robt. Riche and Ric. Riche. Westm.,
14 April. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 7, m. 14.
19. Francis earl of Shrewsbury.
Licence to alienate the site of the late
priory of Kynges Meades near Derby, to
Thos. Sutton and Agnes his wife. Westm.,
14 April. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 12, m. 5.
20. Bishopric of Chichester. Congé
d'clire to the dean and chapter on the
translation of Richard last bishop of
Chichester. Westm., 14 April 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 15 April.—P.S.
Pat. p. 8, m. 2. Rymer, XIV. 780.
21. Sir John Russell, lord Russell,
keeper of the Privy Seal. Letters of
marque in the same form as No. 346 (58).
Westm., 14 April 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 15 April.—P.S. In English.
22. John Bel. Letters of marque in
the same form as No. 346(58). Westm.,
14 April 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
14 April.—P.S. In English.
23. John Reynold. Letters of marque
in the same form as No. 346 (58). Westm.,
14 April 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
15 April.—P.S. In English.
24. John Serle. Pardon (whereas by
fine levied without the King's licence Edw.
Bartlett and Jane his wife recognised the
manors of Fayerthorn, Westederley, Waltham
and Tychefelde to be the property of
the said John) as regards the said manor
of Westederley. Westm., 16 April. Pat.
34 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 24.
25. John Marvys alias Maruis, a
native of the Emperor's dominions.
Denization. Westm., 12 April 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 16 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 12,
26. David Vincent, groom of the
Wardrobe. Licence to buy and export
300 broadcloths, "unwrought, unshorne
and unbarbed." Westm., 13 April
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 April.—
P.S., in English. Pat. p. 12, m. 20.
27. Robt. Dacres. Grant of the
reversions and rents reserved on the
following leases :—(a) By Wm. Fauntleroy,
S.T.D., the master, and the late
college of Higham Ferrers, Ntht., 3 April
19 Hen. VIII., to Ric. Eddes, vintner, of
London, of a tenement called "le Whyte
Horse taverne" in Friday Street, then in
his tenure, from Mich. 1528 for 28 years,
at 5l. rent; (b) By the same, 19 Feb.
19 Hen. VIII., to Wm. Colte, skinner, of
London, of a tenement called "le Whytehorse
Inne" and a tenement adjoining it
on the north side, in the parish of
St. Margaret in Friday Street, ward of
Breadstreet, for 21 years, at 8l. rent; (c)
By the same, 16 June 20 Hen. VIII., to
John Style of Higham Ferrers, the messuage
and lands which John Pope then
occupied (except "le Bury close") from
Mich, 1529, for 21 years, and also the
profits of the said "Bury close" if the
said master and fellows should have the
grant of it, rent 10s. for the said close and
28s. for the rest; (d) By the same, 18 Sept.
20 Hen. VIII., to Robt. Drewe of Chesterton,
of the manor of Chesterton, with
reservations, for 21 years, at 3l. 6s. 8d. and
two capons rent; (e) By the same, 10 Nov.
26 Hen. VIII., to Wm. Cocke of Thynden,
Ntht., of the messuage, &c., in Stanwyk,
which John Haryson then occupied, for
21 years from Mich. 1535, at 30s. 3d. rent;
(f) By the same, 12 April 23 Hen. VIII.,
to John Hill, merchant tailor of London,
and Eliz. his wife and Thomas their son,
of three tenements, two occupied by Thos.
Speight and one by George Stourgeis,
in St. Anthony's parish, London, for life, in
survivorship, at rents of 6l. and 3l. 6s. 8d.;
(g) By the same 20 April 24 Hen. VIII.,
to Robt. Carter, sen., of Higham Ferrers,
of the tenement called the Swan in the
street called Newlonde in Higham, for 23
years, at 3l. rent; (h) By the same 6 July
26 Hen. VIII., to John Heykins of the
parish of Denforde, Ntht., of all the lands
of the said college in Denforde, with reservations,
for 21 years, at 23s. 4d. rent; (i) By
Ric. Chaunceller, the warden, and the said
late college, 1 April 19 Hen. VII., to John
Bett, of a messuage in Higham adjoining
the house of the said John (position
described) for 99 years, at 3s. 4d. rent;
(k) By Robt. Goldson, warden, and the
said late college, 20 March 27 Hen. VIII.,
to Thos. Smith of Thynden, Ntht., of a
messuage, &c., in Addyngton, Ntht., for
21 years, at 20s. rent; (l) By the same,
1 April 28 Hen. VIII., at the request of
Wm. Beyvyell of Chesterton, Hunts, Sir
John Russell and Thomas abp. of Canterbury,
the founder, to the said Beyvyell, of
the manor of Chesterton, to him and the
heirs of his body at 6l. 13s. 7d. and two
capons rent; (m) By the same, 1 Feb.
32 Hen. VIII., to John Gylforde of a
tenement lying in "le Newlonde" in
Higham between tenements of the said
Gylforde and of Robt. Checheley, sen., for
31 years at 7s. rent and 8d. at Christmas
for two capons to be bought; (n) By the
same, 20 May 33 Hen. VIII., to John
Myrphyn of London, "pasteler," of the
tenement and shops in St. Antelen's
parish, ward of Cordwainer-street, London,
occupied by Wm. Todde, merchant tailor,
for 30 years, at 46s. 8d. rent; (o) By the
same, 31 Aug, 1541, to Thos. Kootes, of
London, merchant tailor, of the tenement
which Hugh Acton, tailor, lately occupied,
in St. Anthonyne's parish between the
tenements of Wm. Todde on the east and
John Hyll on the west, for 31 years, at
40s.; (p) By the same, 30 Nov. 33
Hen. VIII, to John Stele of Higham
Ferrers of the messuage in Higham in "le
North ende at the grene tree" then in his
tenure, for 30 years, at 13s. 4d. rent; (q)
By the same, 6 March 33 Hen. VIII., to
Nich. Alday, grocer, of a tenement at "le
Netherende" of Sloper Lane in St.
Antelen's parish, London, lately occupied
by John Hill and Eliz., his wife, then
deceased, and Thos. Hill their son, for
60 years from the death of the said
Thomas, at 9l. 6s. 8d. rent.
Also grant of the church and vicarage
of Higham Ferrers and the chapel of
Jesu there, and the advowson of the said
church; also all lands whatsoever in
Higham Ferrers, Stanwyk, Russhden,
Addyngton Parva, Denforde and Colthorpe,
Ntht., and in the city of London,
and in Chesterton, Hunts, which belonged
to the said late college, with all the rights
therein enjoyed by Robert Goldson, late
warden, as warden, before 18 July 34 Hen.
Except only the chief mansion of the
said college with the site and circuit of
To hold in fee simple as one tenth of a
knights' fee by rent of 36s., on condition
of maintaining two chaplains, of the
Crown's nomination, in the parish church
of Higham Ferrers, to be called chaplains
of the Upper church and of the Lower
church, at salaries of 10l. and 8l. a year
respectively, and a competent schoolmaster,
at the Crown's nomination, at
10l.; the said grantee shall also pay 24l.
a year to one of the said two chaplains for
the support of 13 poor persons called
"bedemen" at Higham Ferrers to be
nominated by the Crown, i.e. 7d. a week
for salary and five yards of frieze cloth
worth 8d. a yard, at Christmas, apiece,
8 cart-loads of fire-wood a year to be
delivered at their houses, also 10s. at
Easter for fire-wood, 5s. a year for their
shaving, 5s. a year to maintain a lamp in
their dormitory in the house they now
inhabit in Higham Ferrers, which house
the said grantee shall keep in repair.
Westm., 17 April 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 17 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 10.
28. Leonard Irby. To be clerk of the
peace and of the Crown in parts of
Holland and Kesteven, co. Linc. Westm.,
23 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.
18 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 9.
29. Sir Henry Knevet, a gentleman of
the Privy Chamber. Licence to export,
within five years, 1,000 dicker of tanned
leather backs and hides or else as many
calfskins as shall amount in custom to
the same value. Westm., 14 April 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 April.—P.S.
In English. Pat. p. 12, m. 19.
30. Thos. Edgar. Lease (by advice
of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle), for 21
years, at 17l. rent and 8d. increase, of 40
qrs. of wheat and 40 qrs. of barley,
annually reserved upon a 40 years' lease,
dated Mich. 24 Hen. VIII., by Hugh abbot
of Reading, now attainted, and the convent,
to John Sharpe of Henred, Berks, of the
farm of Henred and meadow called
Hardyngton Mede there, at 6l. 13s. 4d. and
the said wheat and barley rent. Westm.
10 March, 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.
18 April.—P.S. In English. Pat. p. 12,
31. Thos. Machyn. Lease (by advice
of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle) of a
water mill at the south end of the borough
(burgagii) of Barkeley, Glouc., with a
meadow of 8 acres called Longhame and a
pasture of ½ acr. called Le Buttes, all parcel
of the manor of Barkeley; for 21 years; at
4l. 11s. 8d. rent and 20d. increase. Del.
Westm., 18 April 34 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Pat. p. 12, m. 12.
32. Leonard Chamberleyn and Ric.
Andrewes. Licence to alienate the rectory
and tithes of Waterpery, Oxon, which
belonged to Osney monastery, and the
messuage, &c., in copyhold tenure of Ric.
Madsey in Wytham, Berks, which
belonged to Rewley monastery, to Sir
John Williams and Ric. Curson. Westm.,
18 April. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 7, m. 15.
33. Wm. Cracrofte and Eliz. his wife.
Licence to alienate a messuage, cottage
and garden in Boston, Linc., to Robt.
Stubbes, Ric. Grey, John Tonerd, Thos.
Stykney, and Thos. Copleday, jun.
Westm., 18 April. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 7, m. 15.
34. Robert Goodwyn of Portebury,
Soms. Grant (for 64l. 19s.) of the
reversions and rents reserved upon (1) a
lease by John Colchester, late abbot, and
the convent of St. Osithe, 12 Nov. 27
Hen. VIII., to Simon Coke of Illega
Combusta alias Brenteleghe, Suff., of the
manor of Illega Combusta; with reservation
of woods, &c., and of the presentation
to the vicarage; for 10 years; at 6l. rent;
(2) a lease by John Harries, the prior, and
the convent of Bremmere, Hants, 1 April
11 Hen. VIII., to John Morris, of Bristol,
and Katharine, his wife, of the manor,
grange or farm of Portebury Prioris in
Portebury, Soms., with reservations, as
Agnes Crues previously held it; for 80
years; at 100s. rent.
Also grant of (1) the manor of Portebury
Prior, which belonged to Bremner,
with a wood of 5 acres there called Prior's
Wood, and (2) the manor of Illega
Combusta which belonged to St. Osithe
with the advowson of the vicarage. With
all rights; the lands in co. Soms. being
worth 14l. 15s. 3½d. a year. To hold, in
fee simple, as one 20th of a knight's
fee by rents of (1) 30s. ½d. and (2) 12s.;
free of charges except 5s. a year
to the bailiff of Portebury. Westm.,
16 April 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
19 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 12.
35. James Courthop, M.A. Presentation
to the perpetual rectory of St. Mary
in Chester, Chester dioc., void by death.
Westm., 14 April 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 19 April.—P.S.
36. Wm. Porteman, King's serjeant
at law. Custody of the lands, in Northbower,
Wenydon, Pery, Hilferaunce, Northpetherton,
Durlye, Bridgewater, Myrlynche,
Ashecote, Hunspill, Chelton, Lewelston
Petherton, Canyngton, Cleyhill, Pillok,
Chellon, Grove, Westrecholte, Walphill
and Alverton, Soms., which belonged to
Thos. Michell, dec., during the minority
of Ric. Michell, s. and h. of the said
Thomas. With wardship and marriage
of the heir. Westm., 16 April 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 19 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 30.
37. Sir Ralph Sadler, one of the
King's two principal secretaries. Lease
(by advice of Daunce, Southwell and
Moyle) of the chief messuage in Shakelwell,
Hackney parish, Midd., with 30
acres of ground adjoining, now in his
tenure, tenements there, with from 2 to
8 acres of ground attached, in tenure of
John Lawrence, John Sterkey, John
Brampston, Laur. Fynche, and John
Fynke and a little tenement at Kyngys
Lande with a close called Churchefelde in
tenure of Randall Sterkey; in the King's
hands by the attainder of Giles Heron;
with reservations; for 21 years; at 16l. 12s.
rent (details specified). Westm., 18 April
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 April.—
P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 8.
38. Wm. Paslowe, of Brokhouse
Grange, in the parish of Walles, Yorks.,
yeoman. Pardon for having, 14 Oct. last,
killed Roger Morgan, of Aston, gentleman,
in self defence, upon Aston More, Yorks.,
as certified by John Swynhowe, coroner.
Westm., 20 April. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII.,
p. 12, m. 5.
39. Sir Ant. Browne, K.G. Grant for
life of the lordships or manors of Purbright
alias Pyrbryght, Warplesdon alias
Wurplesdon and Cleygate, Surr., paying
rent of 17l. 12s. for Warplesdon and
11l. 14d. for Cleygate. Also to be keeper
of the parks of Henley, Surr., and of
Bagshott within Windsor Forest, with 6d.
a day for Henley, and for Bagshott as
much as was enjoyed by Wm. earl of
Southampton, dec., receiving the 6d. a
day out of the said 17l. 12s. and the fees
for Bagshott out of the rent of certain
tenements there and in Wynsham, Surr.;
with the herbage and pannage of the said
parks. Westm., 23 March 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 21 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 12,
40. Sir Ant. Browne, K.G. To be
master of the King's harriers vice Wm.
earl of Southampton, dec., with fees of
12d. a day out of the counties of Bedford
and Bucks., and also for the wages of a
yeoman "barners" 4d. a day and 3¼d. a
day for the keep of a horse, of two
yeomen "barners" and two yeomen
"veautiers" at 2d. a day each,
and two lads at 1¼d. a day each, and the
food of 36 running dogs and 9 greyhounds
½d. each, out of the issues of subsidy and
ulnage of cloth in cos. Soms. and Dors.
Westm., 23 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 21 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 9.
41. Nieh. Randall. To be bailiff and
receiver of the lordships and manors of
Aylewarton and Pensaunce. Cornw., with
the usual fees and profits as enjoyed by
Martin Pendre or John Turner. Westm.,
20 April 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
21 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 7.
42. George Windam, clk., King's
chaplain. Presentation to the precentory
and the prebend of Ovyng
in Chichester Cathedral, void by the
death of Wm. Horsey and at the
King's presentation by the voidance of the
See of Chichester. Westm., 18 April 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 April.—P.S.
Pat. p. 12, m. 21.
43. Anth. Rogers, late of Blanforth,
Dors. General pardon. Westm., 18 April
34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 April.—
P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 6.
44. Thos. Robynson, a groom of the
Chamber. Life annuity of 8d. a day,
from the Annunciation of Our Lady
33 Hen. VIII. Westm., 12 April 34 Hen.
VIII. Del. Westm., 21 April.—P.S., in
English. Pat. p. 12, m. 19.
475. Undated Grants Of 34 Henry VIII.
1. Ric. Andrewys and Leonard Chamberlain.
Licence to alienate the priory of
White Friars, Norwich, to John Spenser and
Margery his wife. Westm.—(blank).
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 8.
2. Fulk Blencowe. Pardon and grant
of a messuage and two virgates of land,
which had become forfeited to the Crown
in the following way.—By inquisition
taken before Thos. Mallorye, late escheator
of Northamptonshire, it was found that
Thos. Blencowe of Laurence Merston,
Ntht., dec., was seised in capite of the
manor of Laurence Merston alias Merston
St. Laurence, which belonged to Shene
Charterhouse, lately leased to the said
Thos. Blencowe, with the tithes thereon
and a windmill in Merston late in his
tenure, by virtue of the King's letters
patent. Being so seised he, long before
his death, by his last will gave to Fulk
Blencowe, one of his sons, the said
messuage and land (which had been late
in tenure of Wm. Baynard), in tail male,
with remainder to the heirs and assigns of
him, the said Thomas; and the said Fulk
has, since the death of the said Thomas,
occupied the said lands without licence.
Westm., — (blank). Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 3, m. 27.
ii. Similar pardon and grant to Chr.
Blencowe, another son of the said Thomas,
as regards lands which had been late in
tenure of John Modye. Westm., —
3. Edw. Fenes lord Clynton and Saye
and Robt. Turwytt of the King's Household.
Licence to alienate a messuage,
&c., called Romehouse in Okeford Fytz
Payne, Dors., in tenure of Hugh Harrys,
which belonged to the hospital of St. John
of Jerusalem, with four closes there in the
same tenure, and a messuage, &c., there,
in tenure of Robt. Pulvertoft; to Robt.
Pulvertoft of Yowerne Minster, Dors.,
senior. Westm.,—(blank). Pat. 34 Hen.
VIII., p. 7, m. 3.
ii. Also to alienate the manor of
Templecombe, Soms., parcel of the late
preceptory there, and 12 acres of meadow
in tenure of Edw. Vynyng in Wyncalton,
Soms., which premises belonged to the
hospital of St. John of Jerusalem : to Ric.
Duke, of London. Westm.,—(blank).
4. R. c. Mayoo, alias Nichols, of
Helmenden, Ntht. Licence to alienate
lands in Helmenden in tenure of Ralph
Pulton which belonged to Bytlesden mon.,
to Edw. Humfrey, of Sulgrave, Ntht.
Westm. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 21.
5. The Mercers' Company of London.
Licence to alienate their interest in two
great messuages with gardens in le Barge,
in Bucklersbury, London, parish of St.
Stephen Walbroke, to Sir Ralph Warcn,
alderman. Westm., — (blank). Pat
34 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 30.
6. Gregory Phyllyp and John Alleyn
of Asshetefford, Kent, yeomen. Licence
to collect money from charitable persons
in cos. Kent and Sussex for the repair of
the roads leading from Asshetefford to
Charynge and to Charte Magna which are
hurtful, perilous, deep and muddy and a
danger to those using them. Licence to
extend over two years. S.B. (undated).
7. Sir Wm. Pounder. Grant of all lands
in Hertford and Ware, Herts, and
. . . . am, Notts, value not exceeding 45s.
a year, in the King's hands by the attainder
of Henry Bacon of Bengeo, Herts, clk.,
convicted 22 April 29 Henry VIII. S.B.
(faded, no date of delivery).
8. The customers, comptrollers, and
other Royal officers of the ports of Poole
and Weymouth. Whereas in the Parliament
holden at Westm., 28 April 31 Hen.
VIII., and continued by prorogations until
24 July 32 Hen. VIII., it was enacted that
if any stranger, whether denizen or not,
did lade any foreign vessel to outward
parts he should pay customs according to
the ancient usages of the realm, anything
in the King's proclamation to the contrary
notwithstanding, now the King by advice
of his Council is determined to suspend
the execution of the said Act as regards
strangers born the Emperor's subjects, who
are to enjoy the privileges of the said
proclamation as long as it shall endure.
Mandate to permit the same accordingly.
Signed at the head by the King. Endd. :
Warrant for a proclamation to suspend
the act made against strangers for ships.
"At the suit of the lord Chancellor." In
English. S.B. (undated). Pat. p. 1., m. 20
9. Charles duke of Suffolk, Great
Master of the Household. Licence to
alienate the manor of Ossyngton alias
Assyngton, Notts, with the vectory there
and advowson of the vicarage, and the
rectories of Gildesborugh and Ravensthorp,
Ntht., and tithes in Tekyng, Holwell,
Cotton and Northtoft, Ntht., with
the advowsons of the vicarages of Gillesborugh
and Ravensthorp aforesaid : to Ric.
Andrewes. Westm.,— (blank). Pat.
34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 21.
10. Sir John Williams and Ant.
Stringer. Licence to alienate Westfield
close in Stutesbury, Ntht. (No. 226 (79
§20)), to Robt. Pergeter or Pargeter of
Gretworthe, Ntht. Westm.— (blank).
Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 25.
ii. Similar licence for four mills and
lands in Farley, Henton, Westwood and
Freshford, Soms. and Wdts. (No. 226 (79
§ 32)) to Thos. Horton of Hord in
Westwood parish, Wilts. Ibid.
476. Grants In April 1543, 35 Hen. VIII.
1. Bpric. of Rochester. 22 April.
See under 29 April (No. 22).
2. Walter Compton, groom of the
Chamber. To be keeper of the New Park
of Barkely, Glouc., with fees of 40s. a
year, and the usual profits and the herbage
and pannage, as enjoyed by Sir Ant. and
Sir Nic. Poyntz. On surrender by Sir
Nic. Poyntz of pat., 8 March 22 Hen. VIII.,
granting the office to Sir Ant. Poyntz,
now dec., and him, in survivorship, with
fees out of the issues of the castle, hundred,
lordship or manor of Barkeley,
which belonged to Wm. Marquis Barkeley.
Westm., 19 April 35 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 22 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 7.
3. John Huddelston. Licence to
alienate the manor of Reynham alias
Ingaldesthorps, Norf., to Sir Rog. Touneshend.
Westm., 24 April. Pat. 35 Hen.
VIII., p. 1, m. 14.
4. Robert Dyghton, of Stirton, Linc.
Licences to alienate, viz :—i. Lands in
tenure of Robt. Thurnbeke and John
Mannyng in Walcote, Linc., which
belonged to Catteley priory; to the said
Robt. Thurnbeke. Westm., 24 April.
Pat. 35 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 15.
ii. Lands in tenure of Walter Bate,
Robt. Dekynson and the heirs of Robt.
Herde in Byllynghey, Linc., which
belonged to Catteley priory, and lands in
tenure of Robt. Palfreman in Conesby,
Linc., which belonged to Kyme priory; to
Geo. Welles. Westm., 24 April. Pat.
p. 2, m. 18.
iii. Lands in tenure of Ric. Coke in
Byllynghey, Linc., which belonged to
Catteley priory; to the said Ric. Coke.
Westm., 24 April. Pat p. 2, m. 18.
iv. Lands in tenure of Robt. Jonson,
Hugh Dykynson, Ric. Blakye, and John
Robynson in Byllynghey, Walcote and
Watersyde, Linc., which belonged to
Catteley priory; to Thos. Dyconson.
Westm., 24 April. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
5. Roger Hurlton alias Hurston, of
London, alias Rog. Hurleton of Chester.
Pardon for the death of Ric. Whitehed,
of London, clk., slain by him in self
defence, as appears by the inquest
taken in the parish of St. Mary Mounthawte,
London, 21 March last. Westm.,
24 April. Pat. 35 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 20.
6. Sir John Willyams, of Ricote,
Oxon, and Ant. Stryngar of London.
Licence to alienate Chytterne manor,
Wilts., and the chapel of Chitterne, which
belonged to Bradenstoke mon.; to Thos.
Temmes, of Shortwell in the Isle of
Wight, and Eliz. his wife, in fee to the
said Thos.—(place blank) 24 April.
Pat. 35 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 36.
7. John Turnor. Lease of (1) the
demesnes of Bradwardyn, Heref., in
tenure of Jas. Scudamore, parcel of the
earldom of March, and (2) a meadow
called Goldwynstable, in tenure of Chr.
Bendeles, within the manor of Berdfild,
Essex, parcel of the lands of the late
Queen Jane; with reservations, for 21
years; rents (1) 33s. 4d. and 12d. increase,
(2) 20s. Del. Westm., 24 April 35 Hen.
VIII.—S.B. (signed by Daunce, Southwell
and Moyle). Pat. p. 7, m. 27.
8. Thos. Holleys. Livery of lands as
s. and h. of Sir Wm. Holleys, dec. Del.
Westm., 26 April 35 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
(Signed by lord St. John, John Sewster
and Philip Parys). Pat. p. 4, m. 1.
9. Sir Thos. Jonys, the King's servant.
To be surveyor and receiver of the castle,
manor and lordship of Narbarte, co. Pemb.,
governor and keeper of the said castle and
of the forests and chaces belonging to it,
and governor and leader of the manrede or
men of the lordship, with fees of
5l. 6s. 8d.; also to be constable of the
castle of Tenbye and steward, receiver and
surveyor of the manor or lordship of
Coydrath, keeper of the woods, and governor
and leader of the manrede there, with
4l. 12s. 3d. As amply as John Hughes,
doctor of law, or any other held these
offices. Westm., 18 April 34 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 26 April 35 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
Pat., p. 4, m. 1.
10. Sir John Williams of Ricote,
Oxon, and Ant. Stryngar, of London.
Licence to alienate a tenement, &c., in
Thorpe Mondevyle, Ntht., which belonged
to Chacombe priory, in tenure of John
Halleys; to Wm. Gyffard and Alice his
wife, in fee to the said Wm. Westm.,
26 April. Pat. 35 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 1.
11. Robt. Goodwyn. Licence to
alienate the manor of Illega Combusta
alias Brentelegh, Suff., which belonged to
St. Osith's mon., with the advowson of
the vicarage of the parish church there;
to John Spryng. Westm., 26 April. Pat.
35 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 1.
12. John Yole, Wm. Banke and Wm.
Hartley. Lease of a piece of land called
the Cocke Pyttes lying beside the bridge
of Rotheram, parcel of the lordship of
Kimberworth, Yorks., now in tenure of
John Yole; and all coal mines called
"the coledelfes or colepyttes" in the said
lordship, with right, when the coal pits
"already diggen shall be spent and consumed,"
to search and dig for others, provided
that there be only one coledelff at a
time; parcel of possessions of George
duke of Clarence attainted; for 21 years;
rent 6s. 8d. for the piece of ground,
66s. 8d. for the coal pits and 6s. 8d.
increase; the King providing timber for
repair of the Cocke Pit "and competent
and sufficient punchewoode and all other
manner of wood for the said coal pits and
for sowghes for the same." Del. Westm.,
26 April. — S.B. (Signed by Daunce,
Southwell and Moyle). In English. Pat.
p. 7, m. 18.
13. Ric. Caundishe. Letters of
marque in the same form as No. 346 (58).
Westm., 14 April 34 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 26 April "anno subscripto"—
P.S. In English. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p.
12, m. 6.
14. Thos. Wymbysshe. Livery of
lands as s. and h. of Chr. Wymbysshe,
dec., including reversion of those held by
Mary, wife of the said Chr. Del. Westm.,
27 April.—S.B. (Signed by lord St. John,
J. Hynde and John Sewster). Pat. p. 2,
15. Sir John Williams and Ant.
Stringer. Licence to alienate lands in
Cotes Culworth alias Cotton besides Culworth,
Ntht., in tenure of Ric. Stone,
which belonged to Canons Assheby priory;
to Wm. Davers alias Danvers. Westm.,
28 April. Pat. 35 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 20.
16. Thomas duke of Norfolk. Licence
to alienate Kempston manor, Norf., with
the advowson of Kempston church and
appurtenances, in Kempsted (sic), Newton,
Westlexham, and Magna and Parva Dunham,
Norf., and all lands in Norfolk
called Normansborowe; to Sir Rog.
Touneshend. Westm., 28 April. Pat.
35 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 1.
17. Roger Smyth, a sewer of the
Chamber. Office of janitor and custody
of all prisoners to be committed and
delivered by the Council or Commissioners
in cos. Glouc., Worc., Heref., Salop,
Chesh. and Flint and in North and South
Wales and the marches of the same; with
the usual fees and profits. Westm.,
26 April 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
28 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 15.
18. John Conowe, Piers Benet and
Nic. Benet, merchants of Ireland. Licence
to provide within the county of Somerset
(where there is such plenty of beans that
the owners must have utterance for the
same) 60 weighs of beans, and export
them to Ireland from the ports of Uphill
and Bridgewater. Westm., 26 April 35
Hen. VIII. Del. (no place named) 28 April
—P.S. In English. Pat. p. 7, m. 17.
19. Jerome and Vincent Micheli,
merchants of Venice resident in London.
Licence to send a crayer of 50 tons,
manned by Venetians, and freighted here
with any lawful merchandise, to bring
hither certain merchandise which they
have in the city of Roan. Westm.,
26 April 35 Hen. VIII. Del. (no place
named) 28 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 18.
20. Robert Renegar. Licence to
export 100 qr. of wheat and 100 qr. of
barley. Westm., 25 April.—P.S. In
English. Pat. p. 7, m. 19.
21. Thos. Gye. Letter of marque in
the same form as No. 346 (58). Westm., 25
April 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
28 April.—P.S. In English. Pat. p. 13,
22. Bishopric of Rochester. Pardon
to Nic. Hethe, bp. of Rochester, of all
intrusions upon possessions which
belonged to John Hylsey, late bp. of
Rochester, his predecessor, in right of the
bishopric, and came to the Crown by the
voidance of the bishopric before 14 April
31 Hen. VIII., and grant of all the issues
of these possessions from Mich. 31 Hen.
VIII., to the said 14 April and of all fines
incurred by him. Westm., 22 April 34
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 April 35
Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. 35 Hen. VIII.,
p. 13, m. 12. (Dated 22 April). Rymer,
23. Thos. Brakyn. Fiat for his
appointment as collector of custom and
subsidy of the port of Newcastle upon
Tyne. Del. Westm., 29 April 35 Hen.
VIII.—S.B. (Signed by T. duke of Norfolk;
with certificate of security given in
the Exchequer signed 'Cristoferus More.')
24. Sir John lord Russell, keeper of
the Privy Seal. Lease of (1) the agistment
and pannage of the park of King's
Langley, Herts., and the little hunt
called the "small game" of coneys within
the same, and divers tenements, chambers,
stable and barn in the outer court within
the site of the manor, late in tenure of
John Verney, parcel of possessions of the
late Queen Jane; for 21 years; rents (1)
18l. 13s. 4d., (2) 27s. Westm., 25 April
35 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 (sic)
April.—P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 1.