892. Oxford University.
See Grants in July, No. 71.
893. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 16 July. Present : Norfolk, Hertford,
Admiral, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield,
Wriothesley, Paget, Dacres. Business :—Order (described) taken in the
dispute between the inhabitants of Kingston on Thames and Northbeton,
about woods upon Northbeton Common. In the matter long in variance
between the earl of Ormond and James Esquier—(unfinished)
894. [Wriothesley?] to [the Duke Of Suffolk.]
"Pleas it yor Grace the same shall herewt receyve a l're from my
lady yor wif whiche I, bicause I knowe not what hast it required, I thowghe
meite to dispatche unto yowe. I dowbte not bot yor grace knowithe by
the saame and otherwise that the Kinges matez was mareid onne Thursdaye (fn. 1)
last to my ladye Latimor, a woman in my judgement, for vertewe, wisdomme
and gentilnesse, most meite for his Highnesse; and sure I am he Mate had
never a wif more agreable to his harte then she is. Or Lord send them
longe lif and moche joye togither." The French King is still in Haynold
doing little hurt, and has lain, as it were in a dream, almost this fortnight
at Marroyez. The Emperor hasteth down and will be in the Low Countries
within 8 or 10 days. The King has sent over 5,000 good men to help to
beat the French king out of the Emperor's dominions. Yesterday the
ambassador of France took leave, having been commanded by the Council, in
the King's name, to depart, with a herald to convey him to Calles. The
Emperor lately sent Mons. de Chauntonoy, son and heir to Mons. de
Graundevile, to inform the King of his army, journey, and meeting with the
Bishop of Rome, which was for manners' sake, neither of them trusting the
other. The King of Romans' secretary has been here for aid against the
Turk who comes with great armies, and the King has granted 40,000 ducats
payable within this month at Antwerp, &c.
Copy or extract, p. 1. The name "Mr. Wryothesleys" on a small slip of
paper pasted on.
603, p. 44a.
895. Manus O'Donell and Others.
Memoranda of orders taken at Kilmainham 16 July 35 Hen. VIII.
to settle controversies between Magonius O'Donell, chief of Tirconell, and
McQuylin and Magwyre, captains of their nations.
Lat. Copy, p. 1. See Carew Calendar, No. 183.
32,651, f. 110.
No. 413 (I).
896. Arran to Glencarne and Douglas.
Since the receipt of their last letters, such insurrections have risen,
by means of the Cardinal, that he is constrained to look more sharply than
he has been accustomed, and to-morrow he departs hence. Prays them to
show this to their colleagues; and that they two will hasten hither to give
their counsel "aganis the saidis conspiratouris." Edinburgh, 16 July.
Signed : James G.
P. 1. Add. : To, &c., the earl of Glencarne and Schir George Douglas,
being in Yngland.
32,651, f. 96.
Papers, I. 233.
897. Sadler to Henry VIII.
Wrote that a convention was appointed here for ratification of the
treaty and establishment of the realm, but it was thought that sundry
great lords would not appear. Now the Governor tells him that the
Cardinal, Huntley, Argyle, Lennox, and Bothwell assemble men, to meet
at Stirling on the 20th and come to Linlithgow to surprise the young
Queen, and then put him down; all this by procurement of the Cardinal,
who has also procured lord Home, the laird of Balcleuch and the Carres to
make raids into England to break the peace. Murray, the Governor says,
is coming quietly towards him; but Argyle, being his near kinsman and
sworn to him, has greatly deceived him, and is joined with the Cardinal
and Lennox. He has summoned his friends and warned the country in the
Queen's name to resist this rebellion, and assures Sadler that, within these
three or four days, he will have 20,000 men and will not desist until he is
revenged on the Cardinal and his part takers. They pretend this commotion
to be for defence of the Faith and Holy Church and preservation of the
liberty of the realm, which they say he, as a heretic and good Englishman,
has sold to the King; and therefore he trusts that the King will aid him.
Asked what aid he would demand; and he said he had men enough, and
would not bring Englishmen into the realm unless his adversaries brought
in Frenchmen; but he would like some help in money, and would spend
his life to keep all his promises to the King. To-morrow he will go to
Linlithgow till his whole force assemble; and if his enemies come forward
he will remove the Queen to Blackness, which is impregnable, and then go
over the water of Stirling to meet them in the field. He prayed Sadler to
advertise the King of this.
The bruit of this rebellion is very great, but the Governor and Angus
put no doubt to suppress it. "What will follow God knoweth, for undoubtedly
there is great appearance of mischief." Eleven of the French
ships which have kept off and on this coast now lie behind the Maye, in
the Firth, four of them being great ships of four tops. The Scottish
ambassadors have not yet come; and, "considering what trouble and
business is toward," there can be no quiet convention of the three estates
to ratify the treaty, nor can the hostages be laid within the time limited.
"Such malicious and despiteful people, I think, live not in the world as is
the common people of this realm, specially towards Englishmen, as I have
well found and proved since my coming hither." Edinburgh, 16 July, at
Pp. 4. Add. Sealed. Endd. : 1543.
*** The above is noted (with corrigenda for the text of Sadler State
Papers) in Hamilton Papers, No. 408.
898. Wotton to Henry VIII.
The Frenchmen having made a course as far as Binche and viewed
the town, the Dolfyn, duke of Vendosme and Mons. de Hannibault came
and besieged it for three days. There were within it one ensign of footmen
and 150 horsemen, who intended to depart, thinking it not defensible, but
"were compassed about of their enemies ere they were 'ware." Many
Frenchmen were killed with gunshot, among them one of the name of the
captain of Arde, Sainseval. The French had 2 cannons and 9 or 10 other
pieces and were fain to set 50 horses to draw one piece, so deep are the
ways with this daily rain. They departed in fear and disorder. Perhaps
the duke of Arscotte's removing from Valenchiennes to Mons was reported
to them as the approach of an army of Burgundians. The French have
spoiled Reux and burnt a fair house of Mons. de Reux therein. The duke
of Arscott writes of a report that the French have sent to fire Maulbeuge.
They must needs leave Maroles for lack of victuals.
Six or seven ensigns of Clevois with 1,000 horsemen, have destroyed a
village called Mersen, within a Dutch mile of Masetrichte, but failed to take
Beke, another village there. They "have been unpaid this great while and
are ready to rebel." The Prince of Orenge at Utrecht lets Martyn van
Roshem from entering Holland by Amersfort. The Emperor was at
Isbruke on the 10th inst. and will be at Spyre on the 21st, "his horsemen
and footmen in Germany being ready to march." The country here is
marvellously afraid. Yesterday forenoon at one gate of this town entered
150 carts and waggons with peasants' household stuff. Last night
Frenchmen were at Soubize, 4 Dutch miles from this.
This day the Regent sent Mons. de Courrieres to say that there has been
such infection and murrain of cattle here that when the Emperor comes it
will be hard to find victuals, and therefore she desires licence to provide
cattle in England. Replied that he knew not what mortality had been
here, but in England it had been very great, and flesh was there "far
dearer than it hath been"; and that Henry was "borne in hand" that
there was plenty of such victual here both for the Emperor's army and his,
as promised by the league. De Courrieres answered that "so the country
is able to do indeed," but this last wet winter and this daily rain did
notable hurt among cattle, and so she required Henry's assistance.
Bruxelles, 16 July 1543.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
899. Wotton to Henry VIII.
"The names of the gentlemen, Frenchmen slain before Binche :—
Le Comte d' Aigremont dict d' Allegre, le Sieur de la Voussiere, grand
forestier du Daulphin, le Sieur de St. Cheval, capitaine des legionaires,
plusieurs coronnels dont on ne saçit les noms, plusieurs aultres gentilhommes."
Mons. de Bures secretary now arrived from his master, says "that the
King of Denmark is coming towards Fryselond with a great army by land
and by sea." As my letter was closed and the gates here shall be shut
anon, I have no time to write otherwise. 16 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
900. The Patriarch, Marco Grimani, to Cardinal Farnese.
Wrote, since his return from the Camp, on the 6th and 10th. That
Scottish captain who went into Normandy to provide ships for my passage
into Scotland returned last night, and told me he had put ready four ships
to carry the artillery and munition and our persons; and that eight other
armed ships would accompany us until we were out of danger. This has
been written to the King, upon whose reply we will at once set out; and,
it having been determined, as I wrote, to leave both England and Ireland
on the right, because the more direct way would be very dangerous, as the
English have many armed vessels in the straits, the ships are to go from
Normandy to Brest in Brittany, from whence we sail. I will go to Orleans
and embark on the Loire for Nantes, and thence ride to Brest, two days
further, where I shall wait for the ships, if they be not already arrived.
We may still pass between England and Ireland, steering according as we
shall hear that there is more or less danger. * * * Paris, 16 July,
1543. Signed : Marco Grimano, Patriarcha.
Italian. Modern extract from a Vatican MS., pp. 2. Headed : Del
Patriarcha Marco Grimano, nuntio in Francia, al Card. Farnese.
A. P. C., 155.
901. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Otelande, 17 July. Present : Russell, Hertford,
Admiral, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield,
Wriothesley, Paget. Business :—Letter written to lord St. John and the
other Commissioners appointed to stay Frenchmen's goods, for delivery of
certain goods. Stephen —, Almain (fn. 2) having long had charge of certain
buildings and fortifications, appeared to have behaved lewdly and spent
great treasure to no purpose; and as he had before offered to recompense
the King if he did "anything otherwise than reason would," he was ordered
to bring sureties for his performance of that promise.
902. Thomas Henage to Mr. Eton.
Desires a loan of money to go this Progress. Has had none from
his man in the Counter and dare not send to him because they die so sore.
Will repay at Michaelmas. I have spoken to my old master for your
warrant; you shall have another in Waltham Forest or Coptehaull before
the King leaves Otlande (substituted for Hampton Court which is struck
through). I will write you any news.
P.S.—No doubt you have heard of the great fight between 7 ships of
France and 6 of ours, [news] "wherof came to the Court upon Saturday
last. (fn. 3) They fought from the break of day till 3 or 4 of the clock at afternoon;
and at the last three of our ships 'drawe' six of their ships in chase
and at the coming of the messenger for the Court they were not returned;
how they have sped the truth is not known."
Hol., pp. 2. Add. : father-in-law. Endd. : "xvijo die Julii ao xxxvto to
his boy closed in a letter to Thomas Henege," 3l.
32,651, f. 101.
903. Parr to Suffolk.
Forwards a packet of letters received to-day, and a letter from the
captain of Norham which came with it, showing that his communication
with the Scottish gentleman (fn. 4) concurs with other intelligences. Has just
received a letter from Wharton declaring that the Tividales and head of
Liddisdales have combined for some great exploit in these Marches and an
ambush in Cookedale. Will see that it returns to their displeasure. Sir
Cuthbert Ratcliff reports that the laird of Sesfurthe, warden of the Middle
Marches of Scotland, has shot the day of truce this day, alleging that the
Governor has sent for him, which seems untrue. As the wardens of
Scotland permit the Scots to make raids, has written to Sadler to animate
the Governor indelayedly to stop their notable depredations; and will
determine according to Sadler's answer and the justice that ensues, for it is
dishonorable to suffer this. Warkwourthe, 17 July. Signed.
P.S.—John Carre, captain of Warke, writes that over 600 of Tevidale
and the Marse, yesterday, ran a foray at Warke and took 160 nowt, &c.,
and two prisoners. Carre and his company followed to the rescue, and, at
the ford of the water, an Englishman and many Scots were ill hurt, and
Watty Young, of the laird of Sesfurth's household, chief procurer of the
raid, killed. Another Scot was taken prisoner two miles within England.
Carre and Gilbert Swyneho then rode straight to Gradon in the Marse,
"Dande Carre Litleton town," and brought away 24 prisoners, 80 nowt
and 20 nags. These notable raids are evidently meant to stir debate.
This day word came to Sir Ralph Eure that, last night, West Tividale ran
in Tyndale, to have had his horses, but were escried and prevented, and the
spoil that they took rescued. Although the Davisons and other Tevidales
that last week took the town and prisoners at Prengwik are prisoners let
home on surety, and servants to Angus and George Duglasse, they seem to
be chief procurers of these raids. If these Davisons and others prisoners
were called to their entry it would cause much quietness.
Pp. 4. Add. Endd. : 1543.
Ib. f. 104.
904. Parr to Suffolk.
At this hour of 6 p.m., received a letter from Sir Wm. Eure
purporting that an espial, who was yesterday at 4 p.m. in Edinburgh,
says that, on Thursday, (fn. 5) the Cardinal intends to be at Edinburgh or
Lithcoo with a great power; and that Angus expects the Humes of the
Marse, Carres of Tividale and lord of Bukclewgh to take the Cardinal's
part, and has, therefore, sent to the baronries of Bugcle and Cowdingham
to join him in Edinburgh to-morrow forenoon. Warkeworthe, 17 July.
P. 1. Add. Endd. : 1543.
32,651 f. 99
905. Sadler to Henry VIII.
Wrote that eleven sail of the French ships lay behind the May.
This day are come into Leith and Burntisland seven sail of them so beaten
that they cannot keep the seas. They say that Englishmen afore Lastoffe
at Orford Nasshe so dressed them, supposing the Queen and Cardinal to be
on board of them. They lost six or seven sail of their company and know
not whether they are taken or escaped; and those here are so
beaten that they cannot go to the seas within a fortnight, especially
their greatest ship the Sacker, of Diep, in which are said
to be some Englishmen who leaped on board and remain
prisoners. This evening Angus and Maxwell, who arrived to-day, tell
Sadler that great assemblies are made by the Cardinal and Huntley in the
North, Argyle and Lennox in the West, and Bothwell, Home and Balcleuch
on the East Marches; so that the Governor knows not which way to turn
first. The Governor sent them to devise with Sadler to remove to
Temptallon for safety; and he is resolved to go thither with them, the
malice of the people here towards all Englishmen being so great. The
Governor being in the town, as Sadler walked with some of his folks in a
garden at the back of his lodging, some one shot a half hake at them and
missed one of his men by not four inches, besides other "despiteous"
parts which their people have played. Angus has subscribed the articles
of the device (fn. 6) ; and Maxwell says that, on receipt of them by his son, he
signed and returned them. The rest are not here. Still cries upon the
Governor and other friends to look to the surety of the young Queen;
which they say they will do, but the Governor will not be induced to
remove her to Edinburgh. Edinburgh, 17 July. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : 1543.
*** The above is noted (with corrigenda for the text of Sadler State
Papers) in Hamilton Papers, No. 409.
906. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Otelande, 18 July. Present :—Russell, Hertford,
Admiral, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield,
Wriothesley, Paget. Business :—Proclamation (fn. 7) devised and declared that
no man repairing to London or dwelling there should have access to the
Court. Letter written to Mr. Myll and others to despatch certain
Frenchmen, 10 or 12 of them reserved.
I. II. 678.
907. Dr. Gwent.
Henry VIII.'s licence to his chaplain, Ric. Gwent, who "for divers
infirmities which he hath in his head cannot conveniently without danger
be discovered of the same," to wear his bonnet in the King's presence.
Oteland, 18 July, 35 Hen. VIII. Signed at the head. Seal gone.
Parchment. Endd. : "The licence for a bonnet for Dr. Gwent."
2. Modern copy of the preceding.
7047, f 42.
3. Another modern copy.
32,651, f. 106.
908. Suffolk and Tunstall to the Council.
Enclose two letters of the lord Warden, one of Sir Thos. Wharton,
one of Sir Wm. Eure, and one of the captain of Norrham; also three letters
from Mr. Sadleyr (one to the King, which they perused and sealed) just
received. All indicate imminent trouble in Scotland. Yesternight the
ambassadors of Scotland supped with Suffolk. They said they would with
speed go about all the things concluded, and seemed to think the
unquietness on the Borders would cease when the peace was proclaimed.
They would be at Edinburgh on Sunday next, and to-night at Newcastle;
but Sadleyr's letters arrived six hours after they had left. Ask what to
answer if the Governor demand aid in men or money (which is not
promised in the treaty); for the treasure here will scantly serve for defence
if the Scots continue these incourses. Last month's account sent up by
Mr. Uvedale, since which another month is gone, will show that little
remains. Beg them to learn the King's pleasure in this, and also what
shall be done if the rebels of Scotland annoy his subjects.
Enclose letters of Mr. Shelley's, with three testimonials brought to him
by the man of Norway, showing that the goods detained by Woodhouse are
his, not Scottishmen's; which man of Norway is now returned and
demands the goods. This morning arrived three fishermen of Skarburgh
for a passport into Scotland to Lythe to pass the ransom of themselves and
14 companions taken by the 16 Frenchmen of Deepe, who broke nine of
their fisherboats and bade them pay their ransom at Lythe by a day, or
else pay the double at Deepe. The fishermen showed the Admiral's
writing for this, who was sore hurt with many of his company, having
been set upon by six English ships, and fought with a whole day, until the
coming of the rest of the fleet made the English fall off. They had taken
the great boat of the Mynyon, and the Admiral's ship (fn. 8) had two tops broken;
and they went into Scotland for victual because the King's fleet lay in
their way home. They had taken many Flemings, who expected to be
rescued because the Emperor had a great fleet at sea.
Suffolk has written to Glencarne and Douglas, at Newcastle, the news
from Sadleyr; advising them to make the more speed. Darnton, 18 July.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : 1543.
32,651, f. 108.
909. Suffolk to the Council.
Encloses a letter from the Governor of Scotland to Glencarne and
Douglas. Yesterday died Sir Reginald Carnaby who had the office of
Langley, Nthld., being in the King's gift, and the stewardship of Hexham,
in the abp. of York's. Is informed that these offices are very expedient
for the keeper of Tyndall and Ryddysdale to have. Darnton, 18 July.
P. 1. Add. Endd. : 1543.
32,651, f. 112.
910. Parr to Suffolk.
News, from a Scottish man of credit, that the Cardinal is appointed,
with all his strength, to be at Edinburgh on Saturday next, together with
Argile, Morreye, Huntleye, Lennox and all the noblemen beyond the
water; and likewise Bothwell and Bucclough, whom the late King could
never agree; but now the Cardinal has agreed them, and also Bothwell and
Larde Johnston. The lairds of Sesfurthe, Mark Carre and all the Carres,
Bucclowgh, Johnston and Hume and all the Humes are now with the
Cardinal, and have sent Dande Carre of Litleton to raise all their strengths
to join them. John Charterhous, Angus's most trusted servant, who
killed the laird of Craggye's brother, on Tuesday last revolted to the
Cardinal. One day since Sunday last, the Carres and Humes were all day
with the Governor and Angus and at night stole over the water to the
Cardinal. Eight ships came into Scotland on Monday last, which had
sore battle by the way and took an English ship. In one of them the
Admiral and 60 men are sore hurt. Perceives that the Scots have
intended deceit towards the King's proceedings, which now begins to
appear; and suspects that Glencarne and Douglas pause and pass the time
by the way in order to hear how matters go in Scotland. Warkwourthe,
18 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : 1543.
911. Sir Edw. Wotton (for Lord Maltravers) to Henry VIII.
Received his command, first by the Surveyor and then by Sir Thos.
Seymour, not to take the 300 men appointed to the defence of the low
country and marshes, without putting others in their place. Had himself
intended this, and so wrote to Mr. Deny. Seymour says that the King
declared to him that there were 9,000 men of war here, enough to furnish
the Emperor's aid and leave the low country and other parts provided. Here
are only 7,000 men (including 2,000 labourers), not enough for that aid and
provision both. Seymour said he was sure the King would keep his
promise to the Emperor, and desired Maltravers to complete the number of
the aid with those that should have remained for the defence of the country
here. Will therefore, if Sir John Wallop depart before the King's resolution
in this arrives, supply his number with those bestowed in the low country,
which will then lie open to the French; and begs the King to provide for
its safeguard. Calais, 18 July.
Conclusion in Sir Edw. Wotton's hand : "Forasmuch as the lord Deputy
is at this present diseased of the small [pokkes, b]y reason whereof he would
in nowise subscribe any letters that should come to your Highness, he hath
therefore required me, Edwarde Wotton, to subscribe my name hereunto.
Your Majesty's most bounden and obedient servant, Edwarde Wotton."
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : "Sir Edward Wotton, in the name of my lord
Deputy of Calais, xviijo Julii 1543."
St. P., III., 478.
912. Sir Ant. St. Leger to Henry VIII.
Odonell has now come to Dublin, where he remained ten or twelve
days, the earl of Tyrone also being there; and the Council has taken order
between them, and clearly discharged them from any rule over the captains
of the North except those within their own countries of Tyrone and
Tyreconnell, as appears by copy of the order sent herewith. Gives a high
estimate of Odonell, who promises to visit the King next year. Although
he restored the bearer, his eldest brother, to the room of tanist, the bearer
insisted on going to thank the King. Thinks he fears that Odonell will sue
to have his lands to him and his successors, to which his brethren would be
loth to agree. Wishes he was as wise as he is honest and faithful. Has
hitherto entertained him as a soldier here. Will write when the King's
servants leave with hawks. Kilmagnan, 18 July 35 Hen. VIII. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
913. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Otelande, 19 July. Present : Russell, Hertford,
Admiral, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield,
Wriothesley, Paget. Business :—Passport signed for John Bright,
merchant of the Stilliard, to repair to France for recovery of a ship of his.
32,651, f. 114.
914. The Privy Council to Suffolk.
Have received his of the 15th, with three letters and a schedule of
Sir Ralph Evers "touching the challenge between him and the Cardinal of
Scotland, (fn. 9) " and the letters of Sir Thos. Wharton to my lord Warden. The
King takes Sir Ralph's courage in good part; and, albeit he thinks the
Cardinal will never come to it, Sir Ralph shall follow it according to the
schedule; and if the Cardinal make courtesy as to the place the King
would, "rather than he should so slip," wish it done in Edinburgh.
The King is pleased with Wharton's letters. Maxwell and his son, whose
writings mentioned by Wharton are received, may at all times resort into
England without safeconduct. Touching the coming in of him or his son
as one of the hostages for the marriage, the King would rather have others
not so assured to him (and Maxwell is yet bound to his ransom, which
matter shall not be determined until the hostages are laid), and thinks
Maxwell "may well shift himself for this time and help to get such of
th'other sort as be meet accordingly."
Draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 3. Endd. : Mynute to the duke of Suff.,
xixo Julii 1543.
915. Isle of Jersey.
Petition to the King by the inhabitants of Jersey, setting forth that
whereas he, his father, and Edward IV., allowed them to use certain Roman
privileges and letters (and granted them safeconducts by which trade was
continued, the Isle put in more surety and many English merchants
enriched, without detriment to the King's wars) they have no longer
any trust in the said Roman letters; and, considering the smallness of their
island, which contains but 12 parishes, placed upon a rock in the sea,
within sight of their enemies and far from succour, they beg that the
merchants, both English and French, may freely trade as in other wars;
whereby, through servants of the earl of Hartford, their governor, and
others, the King may learn many secrets. Sealed with the Seal of the
King's Jurisdiction, by the Bailiff and Jurats, 19 July 35 Hen. VIII.
French, pp. 2. Seal very broken. Add. at head.
2. Petition to the earl of Hertford by the inhabitants of Jersey for the
King's permission to trade with Normandy and Brittany in the war time,
as during former wars; for the towns there (several named) are their
nearest market and without that trade they cannot pay the annual dues for
the support of the garrison, especially as Hertford has increased the
number at the castle. Hope thereby to learn useful secrets and also
benefit the customs of Hampton, Poole, &c., and strengthen themselves to
maintain their allegiance, which they have kept since the time of William
the Conqueror, for they would rather die English than live French. Sealed
with the seal of Jurisdiction, by the Bailiff and Jurats, 19 July
35 Henry VIII.
French, pp. 2. Headed : "A tresnoble seigneur, Monsr le Conte de
Hertford, Grand Chamberlain d'Angleterre, capitaine, garde et gouverneur
de l'isle de Jersey." Seal broken.
St. P., IX., 448.
916. Mont to Henry VIII.
Three days ago the magistrates received notice that the Emperor
would arrive at Spires on the 22nd. He will not tarry many days; for
preparation is already made for him at Mayence. He brings 4,000 Spanish
foot, 3,000 Italian and 1,500 light horse. There is rumor of some to
follow him; and hereabouts are conscribed for him 40 standards of foot
under the Margrave of Mis and lord of Lira, which will be about 17,000.
The number of horse is not known, and horses are scarce. Duke Maurice,
the Landgrave's son-in-law, and Margrave Albert were each to bring 2,000
horse; but Maurice excused himself, and the writer hears that no prince
of Germany will accompany the Emperor. It is doubtful whether the
Emperor goes against France or the duke of Juliers; but that the ordnance
is shipped here for Cologne seems to indicate Juliers.
The Turk entered Hungary, 25 June, and burnt some towns. It is
rumored that he has besieged Gran. The Emperor sent 4,000 Spaniards to
Vienna, and the Roman Bishop will send Italians. Nurnberg city and the
Fuccers have each sent Ferdinand 500 foot.
The Protestants are holding a Diet at Smalcald, and will apparently do
nothing for the Emperor without an assurance of peace. The Imperial
cities have met at Frankfort. Knows not what will be the outcome of these
meetings, but fears the Papists and bishops will prevent any good being done,
and that this war may spread. Commissioners of both Catholics and
Protestants are now here to view and reform the judgment of the Chamber,
but as they have differed, from the outset, the case is deferred to the
Emperor's coming. Spires, 19 July 1543.
Lat., Hol., pp. 3. Add. Sealed. Endd.
A. P. C., 156.
917. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Otelande, 20 July. Present : Russell, Hertford, Lisle,
Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley,
Paget. Business :—Letter written to Sir John Baker to send Turnour, a
priest dwelling about Canterbury, to the Court.
At another meeting, the same day, no business recorded.
V I. 696.
918. Katharine Parr to Lord Parr.
It having pleased God to incline the King to take her as his wife,
which is the greatest joy and comfort that could happen to her, she informs
her brother of it, as the person who has most cause to rejoice thereat; and
requires him to let her sometimes hear of his health as friendly as if she
had not been called to this honor. Given at my lord's manor of Otelands,
20 July 35 Hen. VIII.
Add. : well-beloved brother, the lord Parre, lord Warden of the Marches.
St. P., V. 321.
919. Wriothesley to Parr.
Encloses a letter from the Queen, his gracious lady and kind
sister; and doubts not but that he will thank God and frame himself to be
"more and more an ornament to her Majesty." Oteland, 20 July, 11 p.m.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Warden of the Marches.
VI. II., No. 186.
920. The Council With the King to Chapuys.
Acknowledge receipt of a letter from the King of the Romans.
Grafton, 20 July 1543. [This date, though precise, is certainly erroneous,
as the King was not at Grafton, but at Oatlands, on the 20th July 1543.
The year is probably 1541, and the letter from the King of the Romans that
written from Regensburg on the 1 July. See Vol. XVI. No. 952.]
Original at Vienna.
St. P., V. 323.
921. Suffolk and Tunstall to [Parr].
Where they wrote to the King of the challenge between Sir Ralph
Eure and the Cardinal, the King takes Eure's courage in good part, and
albeit he thinks the Cardinal will never come to it, Eure is to follow it
according to the schedule. If the Cardinal make courtesy upon the place;
rather than he should slip, the King would have it done in Edinburgh.
Darnton, 20 July.
Pray him to forward a letter to Sadler, and two other letters which came
from London with this post, to Berwick. Signed.
P.S.—Your lordships must write to Mr. Eure to see this letter conveyed
to Mr. Sadleyr, who, if the Governor has left Edinburgh, is at Temptallon,
or else is with the Governor in Edinburgh. Suffolk would be glad to
know what was done last Wednesday betwixt Sir Ralph Eure and Clement
Crosier touching the challenge.
P. 1. Fly leaf with address lost.
608, f. 25.
Deed by which Ricardus Thomæ Mauricii Fitz Thomas de Gealdings
(sic), lord of Bally Kerok, intails certain lands in Waterford and Limerick
to his son Maurice and the heirs male of his body, with contingent
remainder to his son Philip in tail male, afterwards to Gerald his son, in
tail male, and afterwards to Sir Thos. Butler, baron of Cahir Duneske, also
in tail male, with further remainder to Peter Edmund Butler, also in tail
male. 20 July, 35 Henry VIII.
Modern copy, pp. 2.
St. P., V. 321.
923. Sadler to [Parr].
Perceives by his letters of 17 July the misdemeanour of the wardens
of Scotland, with their delays of redress, shooting of meetings and
continual raids into England. As Sadler lately wrote to the King, the
Cardinal has stirred almost the whole realm against the Governor; and has
procured Bothwell, Hewme, Buckleugh, Sesford, and the Carres to stir
mischief on the Borders to break the peace between the realms; which the
Governor cannot yet remedy. Advises, as heretofore, that the Scots who
make attemptates be paid back two for one; so, always, that the offenders
suffer and not the good men. Thinks Parr will please the Governor if he
give Bothwell and the rest something ado at home, so that they may be
less able to "execute their malice against him." Where Sesfourthe excuses
his breaking his day of meeting by the Governor's sending for him; the
Governor denies having sent for him. Here is great appearance of rebellion,
the Cardinal, Argile, Lenoux, and Huntley on the one part, and the
Governor, Anguyshe, Cassells, and Maxwell on the other; but Sadler's own
fantasy is that, for all their brags, they will not fight.
P.S.—The joyful tidings in Parr's other letters of the 19th have revived
his troubled spirits. Rejoices both for Parr's sake and for the whole realm,
"which now with the grace of God shall be stored with many precious
jewels." Thanks him a thousand times for those tidings and for his other
news. Edenburgh, 20 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Fly leaf with address lost.
32,651, f. 116.
924. Parr to Suffolk.
Yesterday at the passing of Glencarne and the Scots' ambassadors,
conferred with them of the delay of justice by the wardens of Scotland, the
raids into England, the disobedience of the Scots to their Governor and the
strength of the Cardinal. They thought the raids into England would
cease when the peace was published; and, as to the manifest non-ability of
the Governor and strength of the Cardinal, they would not believe but that
those whom the Cardinal had acquired to himself on this side the water
would deceive him and stick with the Governor when it came to the pinch.
When persuaded that the Governor is far the weaker party, they said that,
if the Governor proved unable to resist the Cardinal and his adherents, the
King's pleasure was that aid should be levied here and sent to him and the
King's friends. Warned them that, albeit such were the King's pleasure,
he would not do it without the King's command or Suffolk's. Spoke with
them to consult with the Governor and Angus and send Parr the names of
their friends on the Borders, that in all actions against offenders these
might be favoured. Glencarne privately told Parr that he had spoken with
Sir Ralph Eure to find means to speak with the lord Buckclough and Mark
Carre, who might be drawn to the King. Has written to Sir Ralph to
appoint a "day of truste" with Buckclough for this purpose; and intends
himself to send for Mark Carre, who is yet with the Cardinal.
Encloses copies of a letter of Sir Wm. Eure, declaring the report of two
espials, and of a letter from lord Hume to Eure, in which "he writeth as
one that were determined to nothing less than justice." Warkwourthe,
P.S.—Herewith another Scottish bill of news received this morning
from the Captain of Norham.
Copy, by Suffolk's clerk, pp. 3. Endd. : Copie of my l. Parr's lettres.
925. The Queen of Hungary to Chapuys.
The servant of the King of the Romans has delivered her the King
of England's letters, who writes that he will cause 40,000 ducats to be
delivered to her commissioners in Antwerp, to be sent to the King of the
Romans. Sent thereupon to the court-master of the English merchants
for the money, who declared that he had no charge to deliver it. As the
said secretary (sic) desires to return to his master, she requires Chapuys
to solicit that the money may be consigned to be counted in Antwerp,
and she will make diligence to consign it to Augsburg or Nuremberg.
Chapuys knows the importance of the affair.
The French, after having failed [at] the town of Bins, will move their
camp from Marolles, she knows not whither. The count de Reulx has
advertised her of the landing of 5,000 English foot and 600 horse; which
she has ordered him to send towards Hainault to resist the enemies,
delaying the enterprise against Monstreul until it is seen what the enemies
will do. The Clevois, after taking Amerffort have staid thereabouts doing
nothing, being it is said, in want of money. Has sent the Prince of
Orenges against them, who, two days past, arrived at Utricht, 3 leagues
You will do well to send us the duplicate of your declaration to the
French ambassador when the King caused the defiance to be made to him (fn. 10) ;
and also to notify what the King has done about the agent of the duke of
Cleves resident in his Court. Has had some notice that the ships of war
of Flanders and Zealand have joined the English in pursuit of those of
France who went towards Scotland. Would like to know if he has any
certain knowledge thereof. The duke of Holstein has some ships ready to
come hither or towards Scotland, wishing to make his brother king of
Scotland by means of certain of the French party.
French, pp. 2. Modern transcript of a Vienna MS. headed : Minute, a
l' ambassadeur d' Engleterre du xx. de Juillet 1543.
926. Charles V. to Chapuys.
Chantonay arrived to-night with Chapuys's letters of the 15th inst.,
upon which, and upon Chantonay's report, he can write nothing (except
that all seems very good) until answer comes from the Queen his sister to
what he lately wrote to her by the Sieur de Falaix, and until certified of
the arrival of the English horse and foot whom the King sends to the
Low Countries. Expects it at his coming to Spiere, within five days; and
meanwhile makes diligent provision to pass from thence with his army in
order. Ulme, 20 July 1543.
French, p. 1. Modern transcript from Vienna.