Institute of Historical Research



James Gairdner and R. H. Brodie (editors)

Year published




Comment on this article
Double click anywhere on the text to add an annotation in-line

Citation Show another format:

'Appendix', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 18 Part 2: August-December 1543 (1902), pp. 379-384. URL: Date accessed: 19 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


(Min 3 characters)



14 Jan.
R. O.
1. Sir Edward North to Mr. Denny.
Your suffragan (fn. 1) remains the same man as you left him; wherefore I have caused him to write his "determinate mind" that you may hereafter show the letter to the King. No doubt, upon reading thereof you will "conceive some merry device" to be set forth when time shall serve. At the end of next week suit will be made to you for the deanery of Peterborough; (fn. 2) whereby you shall be discharged of your pension of 40l. a year and have 100l. for your favour. "I am not able as yet to write the certainty of his living, nor to satisfy your expectation in the rest of his quality[s], but ye shall certainly know within 10 days at the furthest the truth of them, and in the meantime ye nede not to make report of the Suffragan's answer." Mr. Chancellor is in good hope "of the end of his suit at this time to be done." Mr. Chancellor says the King is resolved upon the sale "of the howsys and quyllettes of landes;" which makes me trust his Highness takes all very well. 14 Jan.
Hol. P. 1. Add.

R. O.
2. Sir Edward North to Mr. Gates, of the Privy Chamber.
Please tell Mr. Dennye that the dean of Peterborough is dead, as I hear, and that he might remember his old chaplain the suffragan of Ipswich for it. If he do obtain it he should not tell the suffragan "until I may somewhat work with him for the same." If any of the prebendaries of Peterborough are preferred to it Mr. Dennye might get his prebend for the dean of Westminster. The prebends are but 7l. unless resident, "and the dean of Westminster was born there." You will both find him a thankful man. If you get the deanery for the suffragan I will make you an honest bargain. "Written in haste, but not fully so hasty as the suffragan would be ready to receive the deanery if he might obtain the same."
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.

R. O.
3. Sir Edward North to Mr. Gates.
Good Mr. Gates, I send you the form of the bill for the deanery of Peterborough. Shew it to Mr. Dacres, and if he approve it I will have it ready and send it to you to-morrow morning. Where you and I communed yesterday about my self I will to-morrow explain my mind more clearly to you.
Hol., p. 1.
2 Feb.
R. O. [Spanish Calendar VII. I., 25-6.]
4. Chapuys to the Queen of Hungary. (fn. 3) By his last of the 28th ult. advertised her amply of occurrents. The following day this King's deputies came to him, and, after other talk, spoke of affairs of Scotland to the effect that, although the King did not obtain quite all he desired there (of which however there was still hope), nevertheless, it was certain that during the King's life there would be no fear of invasion from Scotland, and therefore it seemed reasonable that, in recompense of the Emperor's discharge from the defence in treaty, some privilege should be given (Von debrroit fere quelque prerogative). Told them, among other things, that he thought that demand a little exorbitant and would not like it to reach the Emperor's ears, who might presume that the King sought this amity too much for his own profit; and that, if they remembered what he formerly told them, they had more need than ever of the alliance and assistance of the Emperor, and that in the time of Robert Brugius of Scotland and Edward II. of England affairs of Scotland were worse than at present, the whole country except la sylre Caledonia being subdued to the English; and the confederation in treaty was not only for the present but for perpetuity; and as for the reciprocal, of which they spoke, presupposing that the Scots did not stir when the King wished to enterprise the war in France, they might be equally sure that neither would the king of France assail the Emperor's Low Country knowing of their mutual intelligence, and so they would sustain no expense for its defence, especially if the Emperor made friends with the Duke of Cleves who (Chapuys hoped) would one way or another be shortly brought to reason. After conversing together, the Deputies then, covertly and as of themselves, suggested that, at the least, in recompense as above, their King ought to be exempt from the defensive contribution of Flanders for two years. Showed them that that was a small thing for their King, besides being (as aforesaid) very ill founded. They spoke together and then told Chapuys that in their Council was one who had put forward that, to-morrow or the day after, the Emperor, in extreme necessity, to resist the Turk, might make appointment with France and leave their King blank as to his pensions, and it ought to be capitulated that in such a case the Emperor would pay them. This however they did not insist upon, but passed to a more substantial point, saying that, to render this amity perfect, mutual assistance should be capitulated for the conquest of Gelders for the Emperor and of Scotland for the King. On his saying that they might as well add Denmark, and pointing out how easy it would be to chase out the duke of Holstein, they opposed that; but, seeing that Chapuys had no commission to pass such an article, and that to suspend the other affairs in the meantime would be too long and dangerous, they decided that it would be better to finish the matters in question, and afterwards the Scots, Danes and Gueldrois might be named common enemies. And because, at the beginning of these affairs, the Emperor wrote that nothing should be done against the treaties between him and the late King of Scotland, Chapuys was unwilling to condescend to such a nomination.
They then reviewed the copy of the treaty drafted by them and asked if it did not seem to him that the generality comprehended all. Said Yes. They seemed satisfied, and he thinks that it was chiefly to clear up this point that they came to him.
Incidentally, the Deputies did not forget to touch upon the French practises and offers, especially for the Princess; and Chapuys gladly took the occasion to blasonner the arms of the French and to praise them (the Deputies) as men scarcely inclined to that side.
Some days ago nine French ships going into Portugal or Africa with canvas and other linen worth a great sum were driven to enter the port of Anthonne. (fn. 4) Among them (as the English say) was one Scottish ship which was half taken by the men of a bulwark of the King's; but, night coming on, the other French ships brought the said Scottish ship out of the port in safety. The said ships were therefore all arrested, and so remain. For this cause the French ambassador was in Court on the 18th, as Chapuys wrote in his last, and had very meagre despatch, whatsoever anger or pride he could show.
This morning sent to remind (remantuer) the said Deputies, who told his man that they will be with him within two days with full resolution. God grant that it may suit the affairs of the Emperor and her! Would know her will touching the aforesaid nomination and expression, and also as to the new offensive which has been proposed. London, 2 Feb. 1543.
Fr. Modern transcript from Vienna, pp. 4.
2 Feb.
R. O.
5. Wriothesley to [Lord William Howard].
I doubt not but your Lordship is advertised how my lord of Norfolk has made suit "for a state of inheritance in the house of Lambethe (fn. 5) lately appertaining to the Duchess dowager, his mother in law," whereupon some question has arisen about your interest in it, and in your absence I have answered that I thought your lordship would not stick in the matter, "considering your interest is but for a time or at pleasure." Assures him that in making this answer he thought to do a friend's duty; and thinks his Lordship should write to my lord of Norfolk, "taking knowledge hereof," and, by giving place to his desire, give him cause of thanks. Westm., Candlemas Day.
Hol., p. 1.
10 Feb.
R. O.
6. Francis I. and the Swiss.
Statement of things moved by the French king's ambassadors in the Diet (conventus) of Switzerland which he convoked at Baden, 4 id. Feb.; viz. the neutrality of the county of Burgundy; the deferring of the annual payment due at Candlemas until May next, and with it the wages due for the Perpignan expedition; the injuries done him by the Emperor and the malicious rumors spread in Germany and [refusal to admit] his embassy there, upon which he begs their assistance. At the conclusion of the Diet it will be known what the Swiss decide to do.
Latin, p. 1. Slightly mutilated.
[23 April.]
Lansd. MS. 783. B. M.
7. The Order of the Garter.
Statutes of the Order of the Garter "reformed" by Henry VIII. king of England, France and Ireland, F.D., Supreme Head of the Church of England and Ireland.
A vellum MS. with the Arms of the Order emblazoned at the commencement, but with the same singular error as occurs in the Statutes as printed by Ashmole in the Appendix to his "Order of the Garter," viz. the date 23 April, 1522, is called the 8th year of Henry VIII instead of the 14th, and in the 19th Article a decree is cited made in the 32nd year for turning masses into pecuniary sums. This, however, is not the MS. from which Ashmole transcribed; for the King's style, as given by him, is only "King of England and of France, Defensor of the Faith and lord of Ireland," &c.; whereas here it is "King of England, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith and in Earth Supreme Head of the Church of England and Ireland."
Pp. 54.
Harl. MS. 6,074, f. 41. B. M. 2. Duties to be paid by every knight of the Garter after their estates and degrees, to the College at Windsor.
Duties to be paid for the soul's health of every of the noble knights of the noble order of the Garter after their degrees.
Charges belonging to the King's lieutenant at the feast of St. George.
Pp. 2.
Harl. MS. 6,074, f. 45. B. M. 3. The oath of the King of arms at the time he shall be crowned.
Pp. 4.
14 May.
Corp. Ch. Coll. MS. 106. p. 111. Cambridge.
8. William Buckmaster to Dr. Edmunds, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge.
When I last went out of office I sent, by Mr. Sherwode, all such writings as I had before in my hands pertaining to the University to Dr. Malett, my successor; among them the obligation you sent for to me by Mr. Baynbrige. If it were not delivered you shall not fail to receive it of my hands shortly. Mr. Wakefeld, whom you have now abiding with you, was executor to his brother, one of them that were bounden, and promised to have paid 5l. long before this, &c.
London, 14 May (below in another hand : 1543).
Hol., p. 1. Add.
14 May.
R. O.
9. Hugh Poulet (fn. 6) to Lisle.
This day at Basyngstoke I received from my deputies of the Admiralty in Somerset and Dorset the certificate herewith, wherein if any requisite is omitted I will further advertise you at my repair thither. Written 14 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To, etc., "lord Lysle, high admiral of Englonde." Endd. : "Hugh Pawlettes certificate concerning ships and mariners within the precinct of his commission for Somersett and Dorcett shires."
30 May.
R. O.
10. Anthony Denny to the Bp. of Ipswich.
Acknowledges receipt of letters which he will attend to; as he has asked his "brother" Gates to signify at more length. Hampton Court, 30 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.

R. O.
11. Sir Edward North to Mr. Gates.
Desire Mr. Denye to move the King to grant to the suffragan of Ipswich, Little St. Bartholomew's hospital in London, now void, in recompence of the deanery of Colchester. If he could also get the prebend of St. Stevyns which Dr. Brerton had he would be discharged of his pension. My desire is to help him out of these payments and out of the King's debt for his 1,000l. if I can. Monday at 9 o'clock.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
12 June.
Add. Ch. 13,650. B. M.
12. Hurley Priory.
Indenture of lease of Hurley priory by Charles Howarde to Leonard Chamberleyn, 12 June 35 Hen. VIII. Signed by Howard.
Parchment. Seal lost.
25 June.
R. O.
13. Anthony Bourchier.
Bond given by Ant. Bourchier, of London, to Wm. Buxsted, bowyer, 25 June 35 Hen. VIII., for payment of the rent of a house in the parish of St. Stephen within the city of [London] let to him by Buxsted.
R. O. 2. Bond given by Anthony Bourchier to leave a tenement in repair at his "departing out" of it, referring mainly to the keys to certain locks and the glass in the windows, which is all whole except "one pane in the parlour and another in the study being in the garden." Signed : per me, Anthonium Bourchier.
P. 1. Seal defaced.
28 June.
R. O.
14. Otwell Johnson to his Brother, John Johnson.
London, 28 June 1543 :—No doubt your quails and your wife's saddle are safely come, with my letter mentioning 4l. that I would send to Mr. Ant. Cave, your uncle, for you; which I now send, by my brother Ric. Johnson, all in good gold. The rest of your money I have not as yet of Mrs. Fayrey, but your other remembrances are all performed, save the having your cap from Wm. Streat. Encloses letters from Calais received yesterday.
News came to Court on Monday that the prince of Orenge has "given the Gelders and Cleaveriers an overthrow that were in siege before Hainseberghe." The Court here seemed to rejoice much at the tidings. "The Lord's will be done"
Saw, in a letter from Calais, of the 26th inst., that the Frenchmen have lost 600 of their men in Hennowe, but no particulars. Guisnes, the pursuivant, says the French king is about le Chatteau Cambrasy with a great number of men. Conjecture is that he will break the neutrality of Cambray and make himself lord of it. "As I think, he shall not find the commons' minds much dissenting from him. The Lord's will be done."
Here is daily preparing of men of war; and, about 12 July, 14,000 or 15,000 are to be at Calais, with my lord Warden as captain general, and under him Sir Edw. Bainton, Sir Arthur and Sir Thos. Darsey, Sir Ric. Cromewell, Sir Thos. Palmer, and divers "pensioners and other gallants, as men call them. The Lord's will be done."
More privy news, of what was said by the Council to the French ambassador, the day of your departure hence, Mr. Cave can declare upon the information of Mr. Ambrose, his brother. Commendations to Mrs. Chauntrell.
P.S.—Thos. Hoeghton tells me that Davy Sanderson's wine and other goods came to Calais on Monday last, enough to lade two ships of 80 tons. "I would it were yours and mine here in London : But the Lord's will be done."
"Ralph Hill is come home out of France, privily as I understand, and I fear that that shall cause poor Bassingborne and other Englishmen to fare the worse there. I can have none answer from my master what I shall do with our Frenchmen at Calais."
Hol., pp. 2. Add. : merchant of the staple at Calais, at Sebertofte or Polbroke.

R. O.
15. L'Artigue. (fn. 7)
Detailed account of the various parts of a galley, with the names and duties of its officers, made by "Lortigha del paeze de Franza."
Three or four galleys may be made in 100 days; and in these two ships which are come from Venice will be found men to manage them, and also some carpenters and calkers. The aforesaid Lartiga thinks that such galleys made a little higher than in the Levant would do great service. Six galleys of France were in the sea of Brittany and Normandy under captain Pre Gioanne, (fn. 8) whose lieutenant and nephew the said Lartiga was. He was Pre Gioanne's lieutenant for seven years; and in that time made more than a dozen galleys in Genoa and Marseilles. A galley fully equipped costs no more than 600 cr. The wood for them was brought to Marseilles from Dauphiné, more than 50 leagues, by the rivers Lixar and Roano. (fn. 9) Lartiga has made many ships, galleons and galleasses since he was vice-admiral of Brittany. He thinks it well to cut much wood within the next month and a half, because the winter has been colder than for twenty years past, so that the timber will be better, and the longer it is kept the easier it is to work. A ship or galley made of green wood does not last and costs much, and wood cut in fine weather like this is always best. In Venice timber is kept ready cut for ship building, some kinds at the bottom of the sea, but all their carpenters' work is done under cover because working in the rain is only loss of time and money. They also make cordage in a covered place and keep victuals ready, compelling the people to buy such as begins to spoil. Also they send young gentlemen to sea for certain years to learn to be captains. The King might rear certain gentlemen in the same way— being gentlemen they would be the more faithful, and youth learns best.
The said Lartigua petitions to be taken into the King's sea service, and to be examined as to his knowledge of sea matters, and other greater things which he will tell his Majesty.
Italian, pp. 7. Endd. : Lartiques boke for the furniture of a galee.
29 June.
R. O.
16. Sainct Aulbie to L'Artigue.
The man you sent to me was long in coming, as, because of the closing of the ports in England, he dared not venture to pass, for fear that he might be searched and your letter to me found. I received it safely and sent it forthwith to the Cardinal, (fn. 10) together with the copy of the advice which you have delivered there as to the course which an army by sea should take, to be reported to the King; and, I have answer that you have done him good service and he will make provision at the places you write. He has also sent other advertisements for you which I dare not write, but I will wait at the place you formerly wrote of for news of you, and think it very necessary that you should send me some sure man to whom I might tell all. I have sent your man to Paris for the 1,200 cr. which the Cardinal gives you. Sainct Wallery, 29 June. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add. : A Mons. de Lartigue estant pour le present en Angleterre. Endd. : A l're to Lartique.


1 Thomas Manning, suffragan of Ipswich. He had been master of Mettingham College, which was granted to Denny in April. 1542.
2 See Part I., No. 226 (57).
3 Misplaced in the Spanish Calendar in the year 1544. The date at the end is really 1543, which is correct.
4 Hampton, i.e. Southampton.
5 See statute 34 Hen. VIII. c. 29.
6 See Part I., No. 547.
7 See Part I., Nos. 648, 662, 663, and Part II., No. 107 (11).
8 Prégent de Bidoux. See Vols. I.—III.
9 L'Isère and the Rhone.
10 Tournon.