Irish Pat. Roll
M. 3 & 4.
Creation of Wm. Boruck alias McWilliam as earl of Clanrickard
and Dunkellyn, Maurice O'Brien as earl of Thomond, and Donough O'Brien
as baron of Ibracken, 1 July 35 Henry VIII.
See Grants in July Nos. 1, 2 and 3.
Titus B. XI.
St. P., III. 473.
2. On Sunday, 1 July, at Greenwich, 35 Hen. VIII., was the creation of
two earls and a baron of Ireland, viz., Moraghe Obrien earl of Tomond,
William Burgh earl of Clanrychard and Donoghe Obrien baron of
Ybrakan, as follows :—
The Queen's closet being richly hanged with arras and strawod with
rushes, and the King come to his closet to hear high mass, the above named
went to the Queen's closet, and there, after sacring of high mass, put on
their robes of estate. The King was under the cloth of estate with all his
Council and many other nobles and the ambassadors of Scotland, viz. the
earl of Glencerne, Sir George Douglas, Sir William Hamelton, Sir James
Leyrmonthe and the secretary of Scotland. The earl of Tomond was led
in by the earls of Derby and Ormond, viscount Lisle bearing the sword, and
Garter the letters patent, which were delivered by the lord Chamberlain to
the Great Chamberlain, who delivered them to the King, who took them to
Mr. Wriothesley, secretary, to read. At the words cincturam gladii the King
took the sword from Viscount Lisle and girt it "bawdrick wise" about the
earl, who was kneeling, "and so the patent was read out." The other earl
was created with like ceremony. Then the baron, in his kirtle, was led in
by lords Cobham and Clinton, lord Montjoye bearing the sword and Garter
the letters patent, which were read by Mr. Pagett, secretary, and at the
word "investimus" he put on his robe. The King put chains of gold with
crosses about each of their necks, and made five of the men that came
with them knights. They then went, with their patents in their hands, to
the Council chamber, underneath the King's chamber, to dine, led by the
trumpets and officers of arms and accompanied by the English earls and
lords above named. After the second course Garter proclaimed their
styles (given). The King gave them robes of estate and paid all duties.
Later copy, pp. 2. With a note in another hand that the above is
recounted in the book made by Sir Thos. Wriothesley, Garter.
608 p. 124.
3. Another copy of § 2.
Pp. 2. See : Carew Calendar, No. 178.
6074 f. 65.
4. Another copy of § 2.
786.Epp. Reg. Sc.,
804. The Treaties With Scotland.
Treaty of peace with Scotland concluded by Wm. earl of Glencarne,
Sir Geo. Douglas, Sir Wm. Hammiltoun, Sir Jas. Lermonth and
Mr. Hen. Balnavis, commissioners of Mary Queen of Scotland, by the
assent of Arran, with Audeley, Norfolk, Winchester, Westminster,
St. John and Gage, commissioners of Henry VIII., providing:—
(1) Peace during the life of either Prince and for one year after.
(2) That neither Prince shall make or procure war upon the other or his
confederates, or do anything to the hurt of the other. (3) If anyone,
spiritual or temporal, even though pretending supreme authority, allied
or connected with either Prince, shall do or procure any hurt to any
territory of the other, the Prince shall not give, or permit his subjects
to give, any aid thereto, notwithstanding any former contracts. (4) That
neither Prince, upon pretext of any ecclesiastical sentence or censure,
shall violate any article of this treaty; and that either party shall,
within three months of this date, before notaries and in presence of
ambassadors, publicly and in writing renounce all privileges, dispensations,
&c., which might impede the effect of this treaty. (5) Neither
Prince shall receive the other's rebels or traitors, but deliver them up
within 20 days, upon letters of requisition; nor (6) homicides, robbers,
and other fugitives, who shall be delivered within ten days. (7) Neither
Prince to give safe-conducts to subjects of the other except upon the latter's
written request. (8) Punishment of homicides, robbers, &c., on the Marches
according to the laws of the Marches. (9) Ships, sailors and merchants to
be well treated as in former times of peace, and specially in accordance with
the treaty between Edw. IV. and James III. dated 1 June 1464. (10) Right
of subjects whose goods are spoiled and carried across the March to follow
in pursuit of them. (11) No dweller in either March or in the
Debateable Ground to take timber out of the other March without
obtaining leave. (12) The castle and town of Berwick with its ancient
limits shall remain at peace. (13) The repairing or breaking of the fish
garth of Esk shall not be held an attemptate against this treaty.
(14) Fugitives of Scotland who have become lieges of the King of England
to be treated as Englishmen, and similarly Englishmen, if any, who may
have become lieges of the Queen of Scots as Scots. (15) Any subject of
either Prince who, being despoiled by a subject of the other, shall of himself
make reprisals, shall thereby forfeit his cause. (16) The island of Lundey
in England and the lordship of Lorne in Scotland are not comprised in
this peace; and (17) attacks upon them shall not be considered ruptures of
this peace. (18) In this treaty are comprehended, for England the
Emperor Charles, the king of the Romans and the Hanse and Teutonic
companies, and for Scotland the Emperor Charles, the French king, the king
of the Romans, the king of Denmark, the dukes of Gueldres and Holstein,
the margrave of Brandenburg and the Company of the Teutonic Hanse; and
all friends and confederates of both parties, unless they detain lands,
pensions or goods of either party or molest his lands, in which case they
shall not be held as comprehended. And all the said princes shall be held
as comprehended under the above conditions, provided that within six
months they certify by letter their acceptance of this comprehension. And
the one party of the contrahents may be hired by the other to fight
against any of those named in this article, all excuses set apart (et quod
[alter]a [p]ars contrahentium ab altera poterit mercede et stipendio conduct at
pro parte requirentis et conducentis contra quosvis in hoc articulo nominatos omni
allegatione cessante militent). (19) Each prince to publish this peace
throughout his Marches within thirty days from this date. (20) No article
in this treaty shall derogate from the article of reformation of attemptates
concluded in the truce made at Newcastle 1 Oct. 1533. (21) This treaty to
be ratified within two months.
Commission of Mary Queen of Scots for the above dated 4 May 1543.
Commission of Henry VIII. for the marriage of Prince Edward with
Mary Queen of Scots and for peace dated 17 June 35 (fn. 2) Hen. VIII.
Greenwich, 1 [July 1543.]
Lat. Large parchment, slightly mutilated. Printed by Rymer before the
mutilation and described by him as signed and sealed by the Scottish
792.Epp. Reg. Sc.,
2. Treaty of marriage with Scotland concluded by the same commissioners,
as follows :—
(1) That Prince Edward, eldest son and heir apparent of Henry VIII.,
now in his sixth year, shall marry Mary queen of Scotland, now in her first
year. (2) Upon the consummation of the marriage, if the King is still
alive, he shall assign to the said Mary, as dower, lands in England to the
annual value of 2,000l.; to be increased upon his death to 4,000l. (3) Until,
by force of this treaty, the said Mary is brought into England she shall
remain in custody of the barons appointed thereto by the Three Estates of
Scotland; and yet, for her better education and care, the King may send, at
his expense, an English nobleman or gentleman, with his wife or other
lady or ladies and their attendants, not exceeding 20 in all, to reside with
her. (4) Within a month after she completes her tenth year she shall be
delivered to commissioners of England at the bounds of Berwick, provided
that before her departure from Scotland the contract of marriage has been
duly made by proxy. (5) Within two months after the date of this treaty
shall be delivered into England six noblemen of Scotland, two of whom, at
the least, shall be earls or next heirs of earls and the rest barons or their
next heirs, as hostages for the observance on the part of Scotland of these
three conditions, viz., the first and fourth articles of this treaty and the
condition that if any of these hostages die he shall be replaced within two
months by another of equal quality; Scotland, however, is to have power to
change the hostages every six months for others of equal quality. (6) Scotland
shall continue to be called the kingdom of Scotland and retain its ancient
laws and liberties. (7) If after the marriage the Prince should die without
issue the said Princess shall be at liberty to return into Scotland unmarried
and free of impediment. (8) Upon her going into England, James earl of
Arran, governor of Scotland, who meanwhile shall receive the fruits of that
realm, shall receive an acquittance thereof from the King and Prince
Edward, a conveniènt portion for her honourable entry into England
reserved. (9) This treaty to be ratified within two months.
Commission of Mary Queen of Scots for the above, dated 4 May 1543.
Commission of Henry VIII. for the above marriage and the place dated
17 June 35 Hen. VIII.
Greenwich, 1 July 1543. Signed and sealed by the Scottish commissioner's.
Lat. Large parchment, mutilated. Seals good.
3. Copy of the articles of the treaty of peace (§ 1).
Lat., pp. 12. With title on fly leaf, "Tractatus pacis inter Regem Anglie
et Scotos, de dat. primo Julii 1543," erroneously altered by lord Burleigh,
who has understood it to be the abstinence of 20 Feb. 1542-3.
4. Later copy of § 3.
Lat., pp. 10. Endd.: A copie of the treatie of peace with Scotlande,
when King Edwarde the Sixte shuld have maried with the yung Scottisshe
5. A still later copy of § 3.
Lat., pp. 8.
6. Copy of the articles of the treaty of marriage between Prince Edward
and Mary queen of Scotland (§ 2).
Lat. In a Scottish hand, pp. 6.
7. Another copy of § 6.
Lat., pp. 6. With title on flyleaf : Tractatus matrimonii inter illustris.
Principem Anglie Edwardum et Mariam reginam Scocie, de dat. 1543.
8. Modern copy of § 6.
Lat., pp. 5.
9. Abstract of the 21 articles of § 1.
In English, pp. 5.
10. A note in the same hand as § 9 of five articles to be re-considered
in the treaties of marriage and of peace; with the articles of the treaties
numbered in the margin in another hand.
P. 1. Begins : "That as well the persons of Scotland appointed to the
custody of the young Queen as also such others as shall be sent out of
England be considered."
Endd. : An abridgment of the Scottish treaty.
11. Abstract of the nine articles of § 2.
In English, pp. 3. Headed : "An abridgment of the last treaty and
league with Scotland."
12. A modern and briefer abstract of the articles of § 2.
Pp. 2. Headed : "The points of the treaty of marriage concluded for the
marriage of Edw. prince of Wales after Ed. 6, with Mary Q. of Scotland."
13. Copy of § 12, with annotations.
[Cal. of Cecil
Pt. I, 95.]
14. Another abridgment of the articles of the marriage treaty (§ 2).
Draft. 8½ pp.
Calig B. VII.
15. Articles of the treaty of peace (§ 1) signed at the beginning and the
end by Henry VIII., identical with the articles of the treaty as printed in
Rymer, except that in the 19th article a blank space is left for the number
Lat., pp. 9. Not dated.
Ib. f. 268.
16. Later copy of § 15, with some annotations in lord Burghley's hand.
Lat., pp. 11.
C. XI. 225.
17. Articles of the treaty for the marriage as in § 2.
Lat., pp. 6. Signed at beginning and end by the King. No commissions
Calig. B. VII.
18. Fragment of a draft of the treaty of peace (§ 1) containing the first
eight articles and the preamble, showing that it is concluded between
lord Chancellor Audeley, Norfolk, Winchester, Westminster, St. John and
Gage on Henry VIII.'s part, and William earl of Glencarne, lord Kilmawris,
etc., George Douglas, brother of Archibald earl of Angus, lord Douglas,
Sir William Hamilton of Sanquhare, Sir James Lermonthe of Balcomy,
knights, and Master Henry Balnavis of Halhill, secretaries to Queen Mary
on the side of Scotland.
Fragment. Lat., pp. 16. Headed : The treatye of peace. (fn. 3)
Calig. B. VII.
19. Draft of the articles of the treaty of marriage (§ 2); the seventh and
eighth articles being on a separate leaf (f. 303) marked as to be inserted
before the 9th article (f. 306).
Lat., pp. 14.
20. Later copy of the seventh article of the treaty of peace (§ 1), restricting
the giving of safe conducts. Ending with the note, "The like glause
is in a former treaty made in the yeare 1530 (sic) being of King Henry
the Eight the xxti yeare."
Lat., pp. 2. Headed : 1542. Reg. Hen. Oct. 34o.
805. The Scottish Prisoners.
Declaration by lord Chancellor Audeley, Norfolk, Winchester,
Westminster, St. John and Gage that they have with Wm. earl of Glenkarne,
lord of Kilmawrys, &c., George Douglas brother to Archibald earl of
Anguisshe, lord Douglas, William Hammiltoun of Sanquhare, James
Lermounth of Balcomye, knights, and Master Henry Balnavis of Hallhill,
secretary to the Queen of Scotland, commissioners deputed by that Queen,
with advice of James earl of Arreyn, governor of Scotland, concluded the
following article :—That the prisoners of Scotland shall be ransomed for
the following sums, viz., Casselles for 1,000l., Glencarne 1,000l., Somervell
1,000 mks., Maxwell 1,000 mks., Grey 500l., Olyvaunt 800 mks., Flemming
1,000 mks., Oliver Seyntclere 500l., George Hume lord of Hayton 200l.,
Robert Erskyn, son and heir to lord Erskyn, 200l., Wm. Seton 200 mks.,
Patrick Heborn 500 mks., James Pringle 400 mks., James Seyntclere
100l., Alex. Seyntclere 100l., John Matlande lord of Awyn Castell 200 mks.,
Hen. Maxwell brother to lord Maxwell 100l., John Rosse lord Craggey
300 mks., the lord Monkereth 300 mks., Wm. Mounteth lord of Carssey
300 mks., John Lysle younger son to the earl Rothers 200 mks., John
Carmighel, eldest son to the captain of Crawfurthe, 200l. These sums to be
diminished in proportion as the prisoners of England whose ransoms are to
be taxed in Scotland are taxed at a lower rate. And upon the delivery of
the hostages of Scotland the prisoners shall be free of their captivity, if they
give bonds for payment of their ransoms and promise to yield themselves
prisoners if they break the days of payment, and also a writing of the
Governor of Scotland promising to uphold these bonds and promises;
always providing that the Englishmen prisoners are used in like sort.
1 July, 1543. Signed and sealed by the Scottish commissioners.
Indented parchment, slightly mutilated. Seals good.
2. Contemporary copy of the above.
Calig. B. VII.
3. A somewhat faulty copy of the same.
Ib. f. 286.
4. Draft of the same omitting the names of the Commissioners and
In Gardiner's hand, pp. 2. Slightly mutilated.
II., No. 278.
806. The Privy Council to Chapuys.
Beg him to write into Flanders for the preparation of 80 wagons
furnished with horses, and also 160 limoniers for artillery, &c., to be at
Guisnes by the 16th inst. London, 1 July 1543.
Original at Vienna.
32,651. f. 43.
807. Parr to Suffolk.
This night came a letter to Sir Wm. Eure, who is with Parr, from
an espial at Liethe, showing that certain Frenchmen are come thither, to
make merry with John a Barton, and 14 other French sail lie at Aberdeen.
These Frenchmen at Liethe declare that they have taken six English ships,
crayers or fishers, and that the Scottish ships that were in Denmark are
furnished with men of war to go into France. Eight Scottish ships are
about to sail, with wool, skin, fish and hides, and are appointed for war, three
of them King's ships, with whom John a Barton himself sails. There was
great jar between the Tevidales and Ledisdales, and within these six days
the Tevidales prepared 500 men and the Ledisdales prepared to resist them,
but, yesterday, the parties met and appointed an agreement until Lammas.
Looks daily for further news by espials. Warkwourth, 1 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : 1543.
808. The Privy Council.
Note that on 1 July the King removed from Greenwich to Westminster.
Meeting at Westm., 2 July. Present: Canterbury, Chancellor, Privy
Seal, Hertford, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Cheyney, Gage,
Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget. Business :—Release of —
Mylles who had long lain in the Fleet for consenting to a certain robbery at
809. Suffolk and Tunstall to [Parr].
Desire his lordship to seek out and send hither a man who dwells in
Morpeth or Alnwik, a middle aged man with black hair, dressed in a white
coat, with a red cross before and behind, and white hose, who went into
Cleveland and Blakamore to seek a son of his, and returned home about
Midsummer Day last. "Send him hither surely and yet entreating him
gently." Darnton, 2 July. Signed.
P. 1. Fly leaf with address lost.
2 July. (fn. 4)
32,651, f. 45.
810. Sadler to the Council.
This morning received theirs of 28 June with the sayings of
Drummond touching his communication with his father-in-law (fn. 5) (about the
Governor and the unsurety of the young Queen), and with the sheriff of
Ayr at Glasgow. Drummond said the like to Sadler, who told him plainly
that, to be so good a servant to the King as he pretended, he must give
Sadler proof of it; and that, if the Governor moved such matter to his
father-in-law, the latter had not done his duty to his Princess to conceal it.
Drummond seemed abashed, and promised that Sadler should speak with
his father-in-law, but departed to London without accomplishing this; and,
as he had previously told light and untrue tales, Sadler doubted this, but,
to try the truth of it, made sundry means to speak with the said laird of
Calder, who, however, comes not to Court. Will now, rather than fail,
ride to his house, 12 miles hence, to speak with him. The sheriff of Ayr is
at Ayr, but, as soon as possible, Sadler will speak with him. Angus lately
said that Lennox would gladly marry his daughter the lady Margaret
Douglas, which marriage he referred wholly to the King. Argyle dwells
far hence in the Highland, so that Sadler cannot speak with him to win him
to the King's devotion. Has found him a good and reasonable gentleman,
well minded to the uniting of these realms by this marriage between the
Prince and the daughter of Scotland. The Governor has special trust in
him, and he has promised the Governor that if Lennox is prosecuted he
will either take him or put him out of the Highland; and yet Sadler knows
he is "much addicted to the Cardinal."
To-day, delivered the ambassadors' letters to the Governor, who takes in
marvellous good part the sending of six ships to the mouth of the Clyde,
to lie for the five ships of Diep mentioned in the Council's letters, and
promises to victual them. The French navy is come from Aberdeen to
Arbroath, where the Cardinal is. Mons. de Rohan of Bretanny is among
them, and they have 3,000 (fn. 6) men of war, of whom 1,000 are hagbuteers.
They say that they lie there to meet with Flemings, but it is thought that
"they come to convey away the young Queen and also the old, if they can
work their purpose to effect." The Governor says he will lay sure guard
about the house of Linlithgow where the Queens are, and will lie there, with
Angus and other noblemen, until the whole purpose of the French navy is
discovered; for the young Queen cannot conveniently be removed, being
"a little troubled with the breeding of teeth." Where Drummond says
that the Governor minds her destruction; Sadler cannot see but that he
tenders her as if she were his own child. Edinburgh, 2* July. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : 1543.
*** The above is noted (with corrigenda for the text of Sadler State
Papers) in Hamilton Papers, No. 392.
2,103, f. 171.
811. Spanish Ships Seized.
Depositions taken before the justices at Burgos, in Castile, 28 May
and 2 (?) July 1543, on behalf of Lopez Gallo and Lope Gallo, of
Burgos, whose factor at Rouen in Normandy, Melchior de Muschica or
Muxica, in January last, laded certain cloth, &c. (described) at Havre (en el
purta de Villa Noera de Abria de Grazia) in four ships, viz. the Luiza,
master Thomas Leblon, the Jacques of Pieries Alexandica, the Botequit of
Nic. Bouane de Loura, and the Jacques of Simon Guilley, which ships were
driven by stress of weather to the port of Isla Duwicke (Isle of Wight) in
England and there seized by Englishmen as a French booty.
Spanish. Pp. 7.
32,651, f. 51.
812. Henry VIII. to Arran.
Having concluded the peace and marriage with these bearers
Glencairn and his colleagues, commends their wisdom and diligence; and
prays him to be vigilant that all things be duly performed, as Henry for
his part will "do the semblable."
Draft in Wriothesley's hand, p. 1. Endd. : Mynute to therle of Arren,
tertio Julii 1543.
32,651, f. 49.
813. The Privy Council to Sadler.
The King has seen his letters of — (blank) June, in the end of
which he writes that it is thought that the French ships hovering about
Aberdeen tarry for our Island (Iceland) fleet, and to join with others of
Denmark to keep the seas against the King and Emperor. Sadler shall, of
himself, declare to the Governor, Angus and the King's friends that he
learns from hence that they hover for the conveyance away of the Cardinal;
advising them to have better regard to him.
Draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 2. Endd. : Mynute to Master Sadleyr,
tertio Julii 1543.
32,651 f. 47.
814. Suffolk and Tunstall to the Council.
This morning, the mayor of Hartilpole showed them that the French
ships have returned to this coast, and that the smallest of them drew near
shore and took some fishing boats, while the great ships, 14 or 15, lie,
"almost a kennynge, in the sea." The mayor is commanded to note which
way they sail. Enclose a letter of the lord Warden, with news sent to Sir
Wm. Eure of the preparation of Scottish ships; which news they do not
credit, because they hear nothing of it from Mr. Sadleyr, who promised to
notify any such matter. Have, as commanded, examined into the taking of
lords Somervile and Maxwell. Touching Somervile, the parties are agreed.
As to Maxwell, send the depositions both for Forster and Eglenbye; and see
no reason to change their decree, given for Eglenby when Forster could bring
no witnesses, although Thos. Dacres and other of his witnesses were then
present in Newcastle. Forster's own words made against him, viz., that
Maxwell bade him fetch Thos. Dacres and, instead, he called (words quoted)
Mr. Eglenby to be Maxwell's taker. Enclose a letter from Maxwell on the
matter, whereby they judge that nothing is to be given to Forster, who
claims the whole reward; for he now denies that he bade Eglenby come,
and his own saying, enclosed, is not that Maxwell became his prisoner but
that Maxwell bade him fetch Thos. Dacres, which he did not. Darnton,
3 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : 1543.
815. George [Day], Bishop Of Chichester.
See Grants in July, No. 17.
Nos. 173 and
816. Henry VIII. to the Queen Of Hungary.
Has recalled Sir Thos. Seymour, one of his ambassadors, leaving the
other, Mr. Nic. Wotton, dean of Canterbury, with her. Hampton Court,
4 July 1543.
Original at Vienna.
32,651 f 53.
817. Parr to Suffolk.
This night an espial declared that in the North of Scotland are
arrived 16 French ships, wherein are the father and brother of the Dowager,
or at least one of them, who, between this and to-morrow sevennight, have
appointed to be with the Queen at Starling. If the arrival of these ships
be true, Mr. Sadleyr should know of it; and yet the espial says he knows it
to be true, for he is one of lord Hume's servants and heard it certified to
lord Hume. Warkwourth, 4 July, 12 p.m.
Where Suffolk writes to know whether the peace was proclaimed on the
borders of Scotland; has not yet heard that it was proclaimed except at
Gedworth and Dunce. At Kelsoye the proclamation was stayed, for what
cause he does not yet know.
P. 1. Add. Endd. : 1543.
28,593, f. 273.
818. Charles V.
Charles V.'s instructions to Juan de Vega, whom he sends to replace
the Marquis of Aguilar as ambassador with the Pope.
Thinks that at the interview he dissipated the suspicions which the Pope
had conceived from the treaty with the King of England. Sets forth
arguments used at the interview regarding the war with France, the General
Council, the proposed investiture of Milan, marriage of the Pope's granddaughter
with Ascanio Colonna's son, creation of cardinals, the abp. of
Valencia, the several states of Italy, &c.; and gives minute directions for
his dealing with the Pope and others. Trent, 4 July 1543.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 36. See Spanish
Calendar, VI. II., No. 282.
819. The Privy Council.
Meetings at Westm., 3 and 4 July. Present : Canterbury,
Chancellor, Russell, Hertford, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage,
Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget, and also, on the 4th, Riche, and
Baker. No business recorded.
Meeting at Westm., 5 July. Present : as on the 4th. Business :—Simon
Heynes, dean of Exeter, in the Fleet, accused of lewd and seditious
preaching and sowing of erroneous opinions, was (with a good lesson and a
declaration of the King's mercy) released upon recognisance (cited).
820. Chapuys to the Queen Of Hungary.
Being pressed by this Council to despatch this courier at once, in all
haste, to carry the enclosed letter to their ambassadors resident with her,
concerning the matter on which the Council have written to Chapuys the
letter annexed, he defers answering hers of the 18th until the return of
Mons. de Chantonay, which he expects will be shortly. Believes that
Chantonay will bring an agreeable despatch, as the King received him very
gently and seemed joyous that she sent him rather than any other; and he
has most discreetly declared his charge and impressed the important things.
Certainly the King is well satisfied with the sending of Chantonay, and we
have already gained one great point, viz., that he who made so many
difficulties (fn. 7) had not the conduct of the men who go thither, but the good captain
of Guisnes, whom I proposed, who is no less devoted to the Emperor than
Mons. de Roeulx himself. They hurry the men over and think that all will
have crossed within six or seven days. I expect this King to assist the king
of the Romans promptly with 40,000 or 50,000 cr., by what one of the
chief of the Council has just advised me; however I cannot be sure of it till I
see it. The absence of the notary who had the instrument of the oath
prevented my sending it sooner; and I will send the rest of the documents
by Chantonay. The courier despatched by the French ambassador upon the
indiction of war returned yesterday; and it seems that the French king
demands a longer time to answer. The Council have just sent to me again
to hasten the courier and move you that there may be no delay in providing
what they demand; and I believe that he who has the charge will take
nothing but what is necessary. London, 5 June (fn. 8) 1543.
French, pp. 2. Modern transcript from Vienna.
821. Chapuys to the Queen Of Hungary.
To gratify the English and show that he has their affairs to heart
sends this bearer rather than a courier. Has charged him to solicit
Messieurs des Finances for an advice of money, or at least the remainder
due upon Chapuys's salary and what he paid by the Emperor's command to
Maitre Jehan de Hons. London, 5 July 1543.
French, p. 1. Modern transcript from Vienna.
St. P., IX. 437.
822. Seymour and Wotton to Henry VIII.
Mons. de Reux hurt his leg and was detained until Monday the 2nd,
when he departed in a waggon. Before departing, he came and showed
them that Mr. Wallop wrote that 2,000 footmen and 200 horsemen were
ready; and that he intended to reply that they should not yet set forward
but tarry till they were stronger : such a number, joined to his men, could
only burn villages, but if they were 6,000 footmen and 500 horsemen he
would have trusted to do some good exploit. He minds to venture upon
Monstrell and, having it, to famish Boleyn, Ardre, Terwyne, and Hesdyn;
especially if Henry fortify certain castles by the way, as Fynes and
Sawmeraubois. From Monstreull it would be easy to win Crotoy, St.
Valery, St. Riquier and Estaplis; and Crotoy would be worth fortifying.
Told him that even if Henry had sent 6,000, an army of 10,000 or 11,000
men could not abide the French king with his 100,000. He said that was
so, but, with 8,000 English footmen and 1,500 or 2,000 horsemen joined to
the army at Heynsbergh and the 3,000 Spaniards of late come, he would
not doubt to have the victory; for the French king had few strangers, and
his own footmen, legionaries and other, were little worth; and, besides, the
French king would not be hasty to hazard a battle so nigh his own country
and against Englishmen, "who are wont to fight with a good heart against
Frenchmen." He has a great mind to be doing about Monstreull, thinking
it better to take a weak town and fortify it than lie long at
a strong, as the French king considers in fortifying Ardre and
Landrissi. Although the Regent and he were of kin to the lady of
Egmonde and must grant her neutrality for Fynes and other her
lordships in Picardy, Henry should in nowise do so.
The Frenchmen continue about Marolles. Some fear that they will
garrison Cambray. The Clevoys, 20 ensigns of footmen and 2,000 horse,
seek to pass the Mase below Venlo; and part of the army from Heynsbergh
is sent to let their passage. These exceeding great showers of rain that fall
daily will make the passage difficult. "As yet we have not so clear a
release of the impost but that our merchants complain daily to to (sic) be
troubled contrary to their intercourse by occasion thereof." Bruxelles, 5
July 1543. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.