A. P. C., 156.
927. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Otelande, 21 July. Present : Russell, Hertford, Lisle,
Winchester, Westminster, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget.
Business :—Robert Cowley, having been long prisoner in the Fleet,
confessing his fault and desiring pardon, was released upon recognisance
(cited) not to repair to Ireland without licence, &c.
32,651, f. 133.
928. Henry VIII. to Arran.
Sir Ralph Sadleyr, our ambassador, has written of the "displeasure
intended by some persons towards you," and your determination to
withstand and punish them, and to perform all things which have passed
between us. Commends his courage and discretion; and has written to
Sadler to declare his (Henry's) advice.
Draft in Wriothesley's hand, p. 1. Endd. : Mynute to therle of Arren,
xxjo julii 1543.
929. Suffolk and Tunstall to [Parr].
Have received his letter of the 21st, with Sir Wm. Eure's letter and
the copy of a Scottish letter (returned herewith). Think that he did right
to restore the goods and men of lord Wedderburne, according to Sir George
Douglas's desire in his letter to Suffolk, which Parr did well to open.
Enclose a letter to Sadleyr to be sent with all speed to Sir Wm. Eure, with
charge to see it safely conveyed, "for it toucheth the proclamation of this
peace late concluded, to know what the Governor will do in it in this
troublesome time." Darnton, 21 July. Signed.
P.S.—Pray send us the copy of the treaty of matrimony, for your
servant that had it to write has not yet sent it again.
P. 1. Flyleaf with address lost.
32,651, f. 123,
A memorandum apparently of letters to be written by the King,
"To the Governor : to rejoice of his doings; with credence. (fn. 1)
"To Master Sadleyr : to declare what he (fn. 2) should do, being chosen, &c.;
for his assistance; for the ships; for the Borderers; for Sterling; to keep
on this side; to bestow the child. (fn. 3)
To my lord of Suffolk : to put the Borders in order; for the Davisons. (fn. 4)
To my lord Maxwell."
In Wriothesley's hand, p. 1.
St. P., IX.
931. Wotton to Henry VIII.
Toyson, the herald, commonly called Faleis, whom the Regent sent
to the Emperor, is returned saying that he never saw the Emperor more
lusty, and that he comes with all his army 5 or 6 Dutch miles a day and
will be at Spyre to-morrow; where boats and plates (pieces of timber
bound together) are prepared to bring the army by water. The Emperor
brings of Overlanders 42 ensigns, making 18,000 footmen and 2,000
horsemen, besides 4,000 Italians and as many Spaniards, footmen. Faleis
says that they may come down from Spyre to Coleyn in three days; but
the Regent says (according to De Courrieres) that the Emperor is not yet
resolved whether to begin with the duke of Cleves, or, at Covelentz, to
turn into the Moselle and enter France by Luxenbourgh, or to come
The French king [has departed] from Maroles, burning it and all the
country and dividing his army part towards Moson and Mesieres and the
Champaigne frontier, and part towards Artois to watch for Henry's men.
Martyn van Roshem at Amersfort demands 100,000 guldens and has sent
for empty carts, presumably to carry off goods. The Regent has these two
days had no word of the Prince of Orenge, who is supposed to be about
some secret enterprise at Utrecht. The tale of the great navy of the
Danes has cooled; and De Bure is prepared to defend Fryselond. Lately
at Amstelredam in Holland arrived 3 ships of Sweden, saying that 3 more
shall follow, and that they saw no cause why they, as merchantmen,
should not traffic there although "he that nameth himself king of Swede
be the Emperor's enemy," for they do not take him as king.
"They have news here that Barbarossa, coming towards France, hath
refreshed his navy at Hostia, where, by the commandment of his brother
the bishop of Ro[me]. . . . . fe. . . . . . . w]ell entertained;
whereat they wonder much h[ere]. . . . . . . . . . . .
but I tell them that they are the more to blame so to do, [for it standeth]
with all reason that the Turk and the Bishop of Rome, being both of one
mind and purpose and both going about one thing, that is to destroy the
Christian Faith, should love like brethren and help each other. The
which my saying maketh them grin rather than laugh." Bruxelles,
21 July 1543.
Hol., pp. 2. Mutilated. Add. Endd.
932. De Sarrnay to Mons. De Ruurie(?).
Barbe Rousse arrived at the Isles yesterday with 110 galleys and
50 other vessels. Our 25 galleys were ready to leave. Nothing that
historians have written was ever so triumphant as the salutation between
them and the Tour d' If and the town, which lasted two hours. To-day about
4 o'clock Barberousse arrived at the port with 30 galleys and was received
by Mons. d' Anguyen, Mons. de Grignain and the Count de 1' Anguillaire.
The artillery saluted for two hours and Mons. de Grignain gave a supper
at the King's lodging. Describes how they sat at table and how the hall
was draped. Flesh was served although it was Saturday, "quy a este
cause que Monsr. d' Enghuien a souppe deux fois et ne a poinct vollu
boire de vin." Describes how he saw Barberousse return on board, heard
him speak with Mons. d' Anghuien, through captain Polyn's interpreter,
and how the French here call the Turks "germani" or as it were brothers.
"Ledict Barberousse estoit habillie dune grandt robbe de taffetaf bleu
brochiet d'or, avecq son grandt turban et une petitte plume noire; sa
tunicque dessoubz de sattin cramoisy. Homme est il de petitte stature,
bien gros, et la barbe toutte blanche, resamblant a la medaille qu'en a
Monsr. le Bailly, choulz de laquelle je me suis bien souvenu, fors quil a
ung peu le visaige plus ample. Entre dedens sa gallere je veys trois josnes
beaulx paiges bien abilliez. L'un luy deschaignyt sa chainture, l' aultre
luy osta sa robbe et l'aultre une grande chainture quil avoit." Describes
Barbarossa's galley. This town is full of Turks, who behave well. Goes
to-morrow in the provost of Capput's galley to the Tour d'lf to see the
rest of the army, which there awaits the coming of Captain Pollyn,
although Barberousse says he has a great mind to avenge the treason of
them of Nixes, and destroy them all. I do not yet know if we will go with
them. We will be counselled by Mons. de Grignan. Begs him to show
this to Mons. de Gervosse. Saturday, 21 July, at Marceilles.
French, pp. 2. Headed : Coppie. Begins : Mons. de Ruurie (?)
933. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Otelande, 22 July. Present : Russell, Hertford, Lisle,
Winchester, Westminster, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget.
Business :—Letter written to the sheriff of Devonshire to put John
Halleswell in possession of certain lands in Yalmeton, Ermington and
Brixton, Devon, usurped by Ric. Stroode, and to charge Stroode to repair
to the Council on 15 Oct. next.
[*** From this, until the 10th May in the year 1545, the register of the
Privy Council is missing.]
934. The Privy Council.
Modern abstract of the First Book (fn. 5) of the Privy Council register,
which records the proceedings of the Council from 10 Aug. 1540, to
22 July 1543.
In an Eighteenth Century hand, pp. 242.
2. Brief notes in a still later hand from the above and later registers of
the Council down to the year 1567.
32,651 f. 124.
935. Henry VIII. to Sadler.
Perceives by his letters of the 16th, the perplexed state of that
realm and the determination of the Governor; for whose comfort (besides
already writing to Suffolk to send Sadler 1,000l., to be delivered as a token)
the King writes as in the copy herewith. Sadler, for his credence, shall
declare :—1. That the King is glad to understand how prudently he (the
Governor) prepares to withstand the rebellion of the Cardinal and his
complices and to put the young Queen in surety; "which is the mark
they shoot at," thinking that with her in their hands they may govern the
realm. 2. Besides the token now sent, the King will, upon timely warning,
help him like a true friend to him and that realm; but, seeing that all the
nobles chose him Governor, he should (having experience by the Cardinal
and others what it is to give scope to such as are bent against him) bestow
such as come in his hands where they can do no hurt, and, meanwhile,
proclaim them traitors. 3. Thinks that he should not hazard himself by
passing the water to give the rebels battle, but he must take Stirling, so as
to be master of the passage and of all on this side. 4. Where he desires
Henry to be content for a time "though the Borderers do not as becometh
them"; Henry will, with his permission, so chastise them that he may
plant others in their places, and has written to Suffolk and the lord Warden
to prepare; to whom Sadler shall write the Governor's determination.
5. Sadler writes that eleven of the French ships lie now in the May. The
whole sixteen, in returning to France, were encountered by six of the
King's ships, who took two of them, and had taken the admiral and more
of them if they durst have tarried. These eleven plied again into Scotland,
and the other three are not since heard of. If the Governor think it good,
Henry will send his navy to take them, which will discourage the French
party; but his navy must be permitted to pursue them into Leith, and be
helped with victuals if necessary. If this will not be granted, Sadler must
send word, at least a week before they depart, that they may be laid for by
the way. 6. The Davisons on the West Borders, many of whom belong to
Angus and his brother, have lately made incursions. Sadler shall declare
this to Angus and his brother; reminding them that if their friends are
the first breakers of the peace men might think that they themselves
were not sincere. To the Governor Sadler shall press the above points
touching the Borderers, the punishment of whom, that is, of his opponents
who procure these incourses, will make them retire home and so weaken
their party. 7. If matters grow to such extremity that the young Queen
shall be removed from Linlithgow, Sadler shall urge the Governor,
Angus and Douglas to remove her to Temptallon; and in any case to seclude
the old Queen from her, for this conspiracy must have been by the
old Queen's consent, and she will doubtless attempt the like again.
8. The Governor, Angus and other friends are to be advised, first, to put
the strongholds in sure custody for the benefit of the obedient
party who have concluded this peace; and if it come to the fight the
Governor should, albeit it is their custom to alight all on foot before
joining battle, preserve 1,000 good men on horseback to "stand still in a
wing or stale till the forces be joined, and then to enter freely upon the
rebels." Oatland, 22 July 35 Hen. VIII.
Draft corrected by Wriothesley, pp. 17. Endd. : Mynute to Master Sadleyr,
xxijo Julii 1543.
*** The above is noted (with corrigenda for the text of Sadler State
Papers) in Hamilton Papers, No. 421.
St. P., v. 324.
936. Henry VIII. to Suffolk.
Has seen his letters of the 18th to the Council, and the letters
therewith from Sir Ralph Sadleyr, ambassador in Scotland, the lord
Warden of the Marches, Sir Thos. Wharton and others. Encloses copy
of his answer to Sadleyr. As it appears "that the Davisons and others,
being yet prisoners, have entered into England," their takers shall call
them in and so detain them from doing further damage. Writes to
Sadleyr to commune with the Governor touching the chastising of the
Borderers. Suffolk and the lord Warden shall take order that, if the
Governor acquiesce, they may make such as have entered smart for it; for
the better doing of which 2,000l. shall be speedily sent. Otlande, 22 July
35 Hen. VIII.
Copy in the hand of Suffolk's clerk, p. 1.
32,651, f. 36.
2. Draft of the preceding, from which it is printed in the Hamilton
Draft, pp. 4. Endd. : Mynute to the Du[ke] of Suff., xxijo J[ulii].
32,651, f. 118.
937. Parr to Suffolk.
This evening Sir Ralph Eure wrote that, on Friday night, sundry
men of Jak Musgrave's rule made a spoil in Scotland and killed Thos.
Ladlaye, Scottishman, who attempted rescue. As Ladlaye was Angus's
tenant and able to make 30 or 40 men, and was then assembling his men
to assist Angus, and this attemptate was done without cause given by the
Scots, Parr has written to Wharton to apprehend the offenders; and has
warned all the deputies that no roads are to be made unless the Scots
attempt first, and then only upon the offenders, and not upon them
that appertain to the King's friends. It appears, by Sir Ralph's letter
and otherwise, that Angus lies in wait for Bothwell's passing to the
Cardinal, and that, yesternight, the Governor appointed to fight with the
Cardinal in his coming to Litheco.
A Scot, "well acquainted and taken in Scotland, and no less beloved of
his words with them that know him in England," has just arrived, saying
that, yesterday, in Edinburgh, he saw Bothwell, Hume and their confederates
to the number of 1,000 men pass by; and Angus, who had 1,500
ready to fight with them, let them pass without stroke. He says that the
Governor's party is not 10,000 to the Cardinal's 30,000, and thinks that the
Governor will join the contrary party rather than fight. If they fight and
the Cardinal wins, the Humes, Carres and Scottes will be against England.
To resist their malice, the garrisons should be renewed on the Borders;
and, now that they are forth of their country with most of their manred, an
attempt with a small number might do them more displeasure than could
be done hereafter with a greater number. Shows his opinion out of zeal for
defence of the King's subjects; and begs that in all his proceedings he may
have Suffolk's advice. Warkwourthe, 22 July. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : 1543.
32,651, f. 120.
938. Sadler to Henry VIII.
The Cardinal, Huntley, Lynoux, Argile and Bothwell met on Friday
night at Stirling, according to their appointment, and yesternight, at
10 o'clock, with their whole band, 6,000 or 7,000, came to Lithcoo to
surprise the Queen; but the house is so fortified with men and artillery
that they are yet kept out. Angus and others say that, without treason,
they cannot win her, as her keepers are the Governor's most trusted
servants and friends. They have lain in the town all this day; but the
house is too strong to be won without ordnance. The Governor (who
would not be induced to remove her thence) with Angus, Casselles,
Maxwell and Somervile, has continued here preparing to resist and repress
the rebels. To-night they expect to be 7,000 or 8,000, and to-morrow they
will set forward to Lithcoo, to compone matters by policy if possible, or
else try battle. This day the earl of Rothers, the lord of St. John's,
Sir Adam Otterborn, Sir James Leyrmonth and Master Henry Bennesse
(which Lyrmonth and Benese came home yesterday) are sent to bid the
Cardinal and his complices declare the cause of their insurrection and
disparple their company; for the Governor tells Sadler that he wishes to
avoid effusion of blood, but, rather than offend his honor, will fight, and, as
he has all this cumber for God's cause and the King's, he trusts the King
will aid with money. Told him he should lack neither men nor money,
and encouraged him as seemed needful, "for he beginneth a little to
droop;" but Angus, Casselles, Glencarne, Maxwell, Somervile and Douglas
are of jolly courage and doubt not to have the victory. Had Glencarne
and Douglas come home sooner, this inconvenience might have been
prevented. This rebellion has been craftily wrought by the Cardinal, and
so suddenly executed that the Governor scarcely had time to make his
Wrote of certain French ships that came to Lygh and Brent Island, well
beaten by some of the King's ships which met them about Orford Nasshe.
The Frenchmen brag that the Mineon and the Primerose were both aboard
a ship of theirs called the Saker, which beat them both off and slew their
captains and many Englishmen, Baldwin Willoughbie being one of the
captains. They boast that, as two of the King's best ships cannot
better one of theirs of 180 [tons] burthen, they will go home through the
Narrow Seas maugre their enemies. Eight sail of them are well appointed,
with good artillery; especially the Saker, which, they say, alone put both
the Minion and Primrose to the worse, there being such a calm that the
others of their company could not come to help her. Seven of their
company (for they were 15 in all) they have not seen since. They came at
their own charge from Depe to seek the Island (Iceland) fleet of Fleminges,
and were restrained by their King from meddling with Englishmen save in
self defence; and they have one English prisoner, a poor bricklayer of Essex
who was soldier in the Primrose, whom they keep to testify, when they
come home, that they began not with the King's ships but only defended
themselves. They boast as if they had gotten a victory, but never ship was
worse beaten than the Saker is; and in their return home they may be
met withal and their pride abated.
Wrote that Angus and Maxwell had subscribed the articles. (fn. 6) Now
Casselles and Somervile have also done so. Lirmonth was sent to Lithcoo
as soon as he arrived. Edinburgh, 22 July. Signed.
Pp. 4. Add. Endd. : 1543.
St. P., V. 325.
939. Sadler to [Parr].
Encloses letters to the King showing the perplexed state of the
realm and the mischief that is now at hand. Anguisshe's friends on the
Borders complain of robberies by the King's subjects, as appears by two
schedules enclosed. Anguisshe and Sir George Douglas desire him to write
to Parr to see them restored, alleging that they have much ado to keep
their friends here when Englishmen overrun and rob them at home.
Thinks it not amiss to make some restitution; and begs him to order that,
in the "acquytall" of the exploits lately done, "consideration be had to
the King's friends and such as tender the amity." Edinburgh, 22 July.
Hol., p. 1. Fly leaf with address lost.
St. P., v. 325.
940. Sadler to [Parr].
Here is a great bruit that Englishmen have harried all lord Hume's
goods, burnt his houses and left him nothing but his castle, and that he is
either departed or ready to depart from Lythcoo, from the Cardinal and
rebels there, to revenge the said exploit with all his power. As to the
rebellion here; thinks, as he wrote before, that they will not fight. The
Cardinal and his complices lie at Lythcoo with 5,000 or 6,000 and the
Governor and his friends here with 7,000 or 8,000, not twelve miles asunder,
and ambassadors go between them, so that it is thought that, by treaty, they
will agree. Prays him to inform my lord Lieutenant. Edinburgh,
Hol., p. 1. Fly leaf with address lost.
941. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
Since his last, of the 15th, hears that Barbarossa is arrived at Tolon,
and Polin gone to the French court, whose return is awaited by the Turkish
navy. It will serve the French king more in costs than profit, since Geane,
Naples and the rest of the Emperor's dominions are provided. Doria
passed Marsilia for Spain on 30 June. Petro Stroci is gone to France with
200 or 500 Italian "scopetiers" on horseback, at great cost. In Piemont
the Imperials have stormed a town and slain near 400 Gascons. Guasto is
in the fields with a good company. The duke of Ferare gives his daughter
in marriage to the Bishop's nephew, with 75,000 cr.; the Bishop giving
his nephew Arimini, Fano, and other towns in Romagna with the prefectura
of Rome, a thing which has been long in the duke of Urbin's family.
The duke of Florence has narrowly escaped being assassinated by a
Florentine favourite. Three millions of gold is come from the Indies to
Spain. Turks have taken some of Ferdinando's towns in Carinthia. The
Turk was approaching Buda. Vienna is provided for. The fame increases
of Henry's "great power passing against France." Venice, 23 July 1543.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
32,651, f. 135.
942. Suffolk and Tunstall to the Council.
The truce expires on the 31st and the peace is not yet proclaimed
on the Borders of Scotland; and they doubt whether the Governor, "the
rebellion of Scotland during," will proclaim it. Wrote to Sadleyr, six days
ago, that, if the Governor would proclaim it where he is obeyed, they would
proclaim it on the Borders. As treason may be laid to breakers of the
peace proclaimed, this would restrain the evil people from their wildness,
but if the truce expire and the peace is not proclaimed both sides will repute
it open war. Have no answer yet from Sadleyr. If the Governor proclaim
it at Edinburgh or elsewhere, order is taken that it shall be proclaimed on
these Borders; but, in case it is not proclaimed in Scotland, they desire
instructions speedily. Darnton, 24 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
32,651, f. 137.
943. Suffolk and Tunstall to the Council.
Forward a letter from Sadler to the King, which they have perused
and sealed. Wrote him the effect of the Council's letter for making the
present of money to the Governor; and ordered the money to be sent to
Berwick to Mr. Shelley, until Sadler should write for it; as it cannot, "in
this troublesome time of Scotland," be safely conveyed further than the
Border. Enclose copy of a letter of Wharton to the lord Warden with
news from his espial, servant to the abbot of Jedwourthe, who is the
Cardinal's chaplain. He exalts the Cardinal's party, " in divers points,
above the truth," as Sadler's letters show. Darnton, 24 July. Signed.
P.S.—Sadler asked for the truth of the fight with the King's ships of
which the Frenchmen brag; but they could write only the saying of the
fishermen, who knew nothing but the Frenchmen's report. Would, if they
knew the truth, "stop the bruit running abroad of the French and Scottish
brags." Pray that all the King's friends in Scotland mean well, to suffer
so small a number as 7,000 to besiege the young Queen and send to treat
with them. After this 1,000l. is paid to the Governor, and next month's
wages to the garrisons, little remains with the treasurer.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : 1543.
32,651, f. 139.
944. Sadler to Suffolk and Tunstall.
Has received theirs of 22 July, with the copy of letters to them
from the Council. Begs them to address the 1,000l. to Berwick, to be in
readiness; but, he thinks, these men here will fall to agreement and not
fight, notwithstanding their great brags and preparations, and then the
Governor will not need the money. The Cardinal, Lenoux, Argile,
Huntley and Bothwell with all their force, not past 6,000 men, lie still at
Lithcoo, where the Queen is kept in the castle out of their hands. The
Governor and his adherents remain here, not past 8,000. Ambassadors go
between the parties; first the earl of Rothers, the lord of St. John's, Sir
Adam Otterbourn, Sir Jas. Lyrmonth and Master Henry Bennese went to
Lythcoo, as Sadler wrote to the King; and, yesterday Casselles, Glencarne,
Maxwell and St. John's met, half way, six miles hence, with the earl of
Mountrosse, lord Erskyn, the bp. of Orkney and Sir John Cambell of Calder.
This morning Glencarne told him that "it is like all shalbe well"; and
that the rebels required four petitions, viz., 1, that the young Queen should
be, out of the Governor's custody, in the keeping of the lords of the realm as
ordered by Parliament; 2, that a Council should be appointed, by which the
Governor should act, without following the advice of private persons as he
now does; 3, that if the Governor "should decline from that Council" and
act by advice of others, he should leave his office of Governor; and 4, that
Angus and Douglas should absent themselves from Court until the Cardinal
and his complices had been with the Governor and determined these
matters. Glencarne says that the first two of these demands are granted
and the other two expressly refused, to which "they seem to yield"; and a
meeting this day in the same place will conclude it, for otherwise they
must fight to-morrow as they cannot keep their company together longer.
Glencarne tells Sadler that the Cardinal and his complices seem well
content with the treaties of peace and marriage (and not even much
offended with the delivery of the Queen at 10 years old, to which
Mountrosse and Erskyn have consented); but Douglas and the laird of
Brunstone assure him that this rebellion is only to frustrate and annul the
peace. The Governor says he will proclaim the peace here to-morrow or
next day, and on the Borders ere the month expire. Edinburgh, 24 July,
Pp. 3. Add. Sealed. Endd.
No. 446 (1).
945. Cardinal Beton's Party.
Bond made by the Cardinal and others of Scotland for mutual
defence, in case the Governor is persuaded by private persons, "under the
umber of the Queen's authority," to "put at" any one of them. The
preamble states that, considering how affairs have been evil treated since
the decease of the late King, no policy or justice being used and the great
affairs between realm and realm handled by suspect persons for their own
profit ("quharthrow this realm standis in gret danger to be swbdewit till
our awld enymyis of Ingland, and als the persone of our said Soweran
Ladye the Quenis Grace and hir moder ar haldyn in captewyte," and their
Sovereign Lady in danger of being transported into England, to the
danger of the liberty of this realm), the confederates are now convened in
Lythkow "for orderyng and pittyng of remaid in ther premissis."
Lythkow, 24 July, 1543. Signed : David Carlis Sti Andree : Ra. (fn. 7) Moravien.
episcopus : Andreas Candicasie (fn. 8) episcopus : Wm of Dwnblanien : Robert
byschop of Orkenay : D. abbot of Cupron. : Thomas commendator Drybrocht :
John abbot of Jedworth : Priour Candicasei (fn. 9) : Jo. prior de Pyttynwemen :
Alexr priour Pluscarden : George erl of Huntlie : Ard erll of Argyll :
Mathew erll of Lennows : Patrick erll Bothwell : John erll Swthyrland :
Wm erll Menteht : John lord Erskyn : Wm. lorde Rwthwen : Malcom
lorde Flemyng : Wm. lorde Crighton : David lord Drummond : John lorde
Lille : George lorde Hwme : Wm. lord Salton : Hew Frsll, M. of Bowet‡ :
Wm M. of Forbese : Patrik Haborn : John Campbell of Calder : John
Cambel Lun., knyght : Walter Scot of Buckcleugh, kny[cht] : Walter Car
of Sesfwrd : Wm Murray of Hillibern (fn. 10) : Marck Ker : John Cwnyngame of
Campre (fn. 11) : Robt. Dowglas of Lowchlev[yn] : Waltr Ogilwey of Drumlynges, (fn. 12)
knycht : Alexr Dwmber of Cumnock : James Sterling of Keit (fn. 13) :
John Rosse of Cragie : James Kennadie of Blayrquhan : John Lisle of
Bolqwhan : Wm Edneston of Duntreld : James Graint of Fewchy (fn. 14) : George
Gordon of Schewh : John Cochown of Lws : George Baquhannan of that
Ilk with my hand led at the pen by me James Lawder, noter publique.
Copy in the hand of Sadler's clerk, pp. 3.
946. De Roeulx to the Captain of Gravelines.
Yesterday we had news from Mons. de Cambray that the enemies
were retiring, but we hear since that they do not stir from the villages of
Ores and Castillons. This morning 200 or 300 horse were burning near
Denay lez Valenciennes. Some say their camp comes to Heper, some that
they retire without doing more. They have somewhat fortified Landresye.
Yesterday the Queen wrote that the Emperor was marching in haste, so
largely accompanied that when we and the King of England's army are
together, De Roeulx thinks, it will be hard to get sufficient victuals, and
the two Princes will be able to astonish the French King and his realm.
French. Copy, p. 1. Headed : "Double dungne lettre escripte par
Monsr. le Compte du Roeulx a Monsr. de Vendville, capitaine de Gravelinghes,
du xxiiijo en Jullet."
2. After six weeks the King ought to draw towards Tournay. The Turk
has sent him word to make war here and he will hinder the Emperor. The
Pope sends the King (sic) of Scotland 30,000 men to aid him against
England. The duke of Orleans, Mons. de Vendosme and the Sieur de
Waillie, go shortly towards Arras. Mons. du Bies and Foucquesolle are at
Boulogne with three ensigns of foot, reckoned at 1,000 men. Ten of his
men of arms are at Ardre, ten at Monstroeul and the rest at Boulogne, and
they daily expect a siege. "Tout se retire au bois. II seroit heure de faire
quelque bonne course et ravir tout le pais." They still maintain that they
have no war with the English and that only banished men are going to aid
the Emperor. "Nostre homme se recomande humblement en votre bonne
grace, et quil fera bonne diligence."
French, p. 1. In the same hand as the preceding.
Certificate by the burgomasters, &c., of Antwerp of an oath taken,
24 July 1543, by Diego Ortega de Carion, Diego de Sancta Crux and John
Patilla his factor, Spanish merchants in Antwerp, showing that 225 sacks
of "white alam of Rome" which should have been consigned to John
Jaques, English merchant, in London, were by negligence shipped, 22 March
last, to Ant. Mazuello, Spanish merchant in London.
Translation from the French, certified by Thos. Wytton, notary, pp. 3.
Mutilated and worm-eaten.
St. P., v. 326.
948. Suffolk and Tunstall to [Parr].
Enclose copy of the proclamation of peace with Scotland, which he
must send to his three deputy wardens with command to hearken by espial
for its proclamation by the Scots; which known, he may proclaim it.
Enclose copy of letters from the King to Suffolk, which may serve for his
instruction. Darnton, 25 July. Signed.
P. 1. Fly leaf with address lost.