476. Anne Boleyn and the Earl Of Wiltshire.
See Grants in October, No. 16.
477. Sir John Lowther to the Lord Chancellor.
Received on the 10th Oct., by Thos. Talbut, his Lordship's servant, his
letter commanding him to certify the circumstances of the death of Ambrose
Armestrong, and what has been done in the matter since. Has used all
efforts to discover the truth by his officers and bailiffs. Finds that it was
owing to the capture of some horses of John Musgrave's within John
Armestrong's ground. They were driven to the pound by John and
Will. Armestrong, when John Ingram and Richard Musgrave, sons to John
Musgrave, with five serving men, issued from the castle of Bowcastell,
and pursued the Armstrongs. In the fray Ambrose Armstrong was smitten
by John Musgrave the younger with a spear through the body, and died
immediately. The Musgraves fled to Bowcastle, followed by the Armstrongs,
and John Musgrave would have been taken if the drawbridge had not been
drawn up. Anthony Armestrong charged John Musgrave, in the King's
name, that the felon should be forthcoming; but Musgrave from the walls
denied his authority. On this fray the whole of the King's tenants of Bowcastle,
the land serjeant of Gyllisland, and lord Dacre's tenants assembled,
and the land serjeant kept watch against the felon escaping till my lord
Conyers was advertised, who sent his servants to the castle, and caused all
men to depart and keep the peace. Carlisle, 16 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. : To the honorable and my most singular good lord, my
478. Chapuys to Charles V.
On Friday last Dr. Lee, elect of York, the earl of Sussex, treasurer
Feuveullen (Fitzwilliam), and Dr. Sampson, went by the King's order to
visit the Queen, and made her a long discourse of the inconvenience which
must arise if the difference between the King and herself proceeded according
to the rigor of justice; and it would be much better to get rid of it by
amicable means, leaving it to the bishops and others of the kingdom; for
there was no reason why the cause should be determined at Rome, where,
through fear of you, justice could not be done. They urged the same
arguments as had been urged by the duke of Norfolk at Greenwich, at
Whitsuntide. She replied, with all sweetness and frankness, that at the
commencement, when she thought the King was moved to this divorce by
scruples of conscience, she had begged him to assemble the bishops, and put
them on their oath to speak the truth, and whatever they said should be
observed; but this he refused, saying he wanted no other decision than that
of justice; and that since the King had taken this route, and the case was so
far advanced, for the assurance of their conscience and the future estate of
the Princess their daughter, it was necessary to obtain his declaration, to
give law and example to all the world. But that now, as she knew that the
King was not moved thereto by a scruple of conscience, but only by mere
passion, she would not be so ill advised as to consent to the compromise
which the King required, especially here, where everybody, either for fear
or subornment, would say black was white, and that the King ought not to
doubt that she would pursue the process commenced by him, seeing that
she had done everything by his leave. After many replies the said four
persons fell on their knees before her, begging her for the honor of the
King, the great good of the Princess, the peace of the kingdom, and her own
repose, and that the King might treat her better than he had ever done
before, that she would allow the process to be decided here, either by justice
or amicably. Hearing and seeing this, the Queen likewise threw herself
upon her knees, praying them, for the honor of God and his Passion, for
discharge of the King's conscience and her own, to remove such a scandalous
example from Christendom for the good and peace of the realm, and that
they would persuade the King to return to her, as he knew that she was his
true and lawful wife; or, if he had any scruple, he would allow it to be cleared
at Rome, where it could not be supposed that your Majesty had employed
any violence or practice, for you were a very just prince. They knew not
what to answer, as well for the argument's as for pity's sake. Almost all
the Queen's people were at the interview, and, notwithstanding that the
interviewers spoke in a low tone, the Queen wished to be heard and understood
by every one, and there were few of them that did not shed tears. On
retiring they told her that the King would give her a choice either of staying
where she was, or retiring to a small house of his, or to an abbey. The
Queen replied, it was not for her to choose, and that wherever the King
commanded her, were it even to the fire, she would go. At the return of
the interviewers the King summoned his Council and many other nobles
either to deliberate on this, or to receive Bayonne, who arrived here on
Sunday. I do not know what his business is.
Your Majesty sees that the Queen's treatment proceeds daily from bad to
worse, and in consequence of the coldness at Rome it is to be feared it will
not be soon remedied. He ought to make the declaration on the brief
granted at Bologna, as the King is almost entirely divorced from the Queen,
and cuts himself off from all conversation with her. A Spanish doctor,
named Moscoso, has written a book in favor of the Queen, commended by
the bishop of Rochester. He would be glad if the Doctor would undertake
to answer a book printed on behalf of the King.
There are some disturbances on the frontier of England and Scotland.
London, 16 Oct. '31.
Hol., Fr., pp. 3. From a modern copy.
Ellis, 3 Ser.
479. Gregory Cromwell to Cromwell.
I am in good health with my cousins Bersfourd and Wellyfyd, (fn. 1) "and
apply our books diligently." I beg you, when you see the earl of Oxford, to
thank him for making us good cheer when he came to our town of Yeldham to
hunt the fox. The parson of Yeldham has also sent for us several times, and
made us good cheer. I beg you to give credence to my good friend Dr. Lee.
Topsfyld, (fn. 2) 17 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To his right worshipful father, Mr. Crumwell.
Calig. B. VII.
St. P. IV. 575.
480. [James V. to Henry VIII.]
The day after the departure of Henry's servant, Miles Forest, James's
commissioners returned from the Borders to Edinburgh. Their hasty return
and neglect of the rest of the Borders was occasioned by matters moved by
the English wardens, which James believes were unauthorized. Has sent
Thos. Scott, who was one of his commissioners, to explain. Sterling, 18 Oct.
19 James V. Signed.
481. Thos. Baxter to Cromwell.
Reminds him of their old amity, and that Cromwell had promised at
their last interview at Paul's he should not lose a penny by him. "And
now, as I understand, God hath well provided for you, of the which I am
right glad. Sir, now I heartily desire you to remember me, and to clear
conscience. Good is the world, and conscience goes with every man. I
thank God I am the same man that I was wont to be." Begs he will send
him his mind by Master Anderson the bearer. Newcastle, 18 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Master Thomas Crumwell.
8,584, f. 13.
482. The Emperor to the Empress.
Begs her to keep the galleys that they may be ready in case he
should return to Spain by the Mediterranean. *
"Has read what she has written to him concerning the bread (or flour)
from England. It is, however, not possible to obtain flour in that kingdom.
Begs her to get what is necessary in Spain, Sicily, &c. Brussels, 18 Oct. 1531."
English abstract from original at Simancas.
483. Edw. [Lee], Archbishop Elect Of York.
Bull for his promotion to the archbishopric of York, on the death of
Wolsey. Rome, 13 kal. Nov. 1531.
St. P. VII. 327.
484. Benet to Henry VIII.
We are discussing here whether Karne should be admitted by your
letters to lay in the matter excusatory, and thus the adverse party is stopped
from their process. Will write again in seven or eight days by the post
that shall bring the bulls of my lords of York and Winchester.
Has matters of great importance to show to the King, which cannot be
treated of by letter, and advises him to write to the Pope about his return,
and also to the bishop of Worcester and Sir Gregory, who are not privy to
what Benet wishes to disclose to him.
Requests him to keep this letter secret. Rome, 21 Oct. 1531.
Corrected draft, in Benet's hand.
28,584, f. 15.
485. Charles V. to Mai.
"Negotiations of the duke of Albany in Rome. Proposed interview
with the king of France, &c., to insist very strongly that the matrimonial
cause of the queen of England be decided without further delay. Has spoken
in this sense to the Legate, and begged him to write to the Pope what he has
said. It is his will that no proposal of a compromise, or of any other kind
calculated to delay the final judgment, be made or entertained for a moment.
"The lawsuit is to be decided according to law. Has written to his
Ambassador in England, ordering him to see that the proceedings which have
been taken there be sent to Rome. Has sent orders to Spain that all the
proofs which are wanted be forwarded to Rome without delay, and also that
the examination of witnesses be extended to what he (Mai) has written about
the probability of war at the time of the second marriage. 22 Oct. 1531."
English abstract from original draft at Simancas.
486. Brian Higdon to Cromwell.
Received on Sunday his letter dated 14 Oct., desiring him to admit
Sir Roger Cawton, presented by Mr. Rauf Symson, to a chantry in York
cathedral. Although the matter belongs to him and the chapter jointly,
sent to inquire about it, and found that Mr. Symson has presented him to a
chantry which is not within the church of York, and one William Home has
presented to the very chantry, whereto we should admit one that the master
of St. Christophers' guild should present by the consent of certain aldermen
of the same, and the same aldermen are named in both presentations. For
this reason the Dean's officers would admit neither of them, but offered to
each a commission to enquire about the right of patronage. This Roger
Cawton declined, and the other accepted. Thinks Mr. Symson has presented
wrongly. Thornton, 23 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. : Mr. Thos. Cromwell, councillor to the King's highness.
487. Sir Henry Norris to Fowler, Vice-Treasurer of Calais.
The King commands you, as soon as you have any leisure, to come
over and bring with you all the King's money. Havering of the Bower,
23 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
488. Chapuys to Charles V.
On Thursday morning the bishop of Bayonne and John Joachin came
to see me on their return from Court; and the former told me, among other
matters, that his master, hearing of the capture of Modon, considered it ought
to be either a very great good or a very great evil for Christendom, and that
the good would consist in keeping it surely, otherwise it would be an
irritation and a bait to Naples, Sicily, Sardinia, and Spain, (he said nothing
of France,) signifying that it was no concern, &c.; that the King his master
had plenty of men able for war, but your Majesty had taken away the feathers
which would enable them to fly; that he had too good reason to be satisfied
with such a realm as his own, and to thank God for having taken from him
that which kept him and his kingdom in continual trouble; and that he
desired henceforth to live in amity with those who wished it, and to defend
himself against those who would attack him, &c. The Bishop said also that
the King his master had been quite astonished when the seigneur de Balançon
proposed the interview to him,—a thing of which he had never dreamed, and
that the Queen had altogether disavowed having suggested it; and he
ridiculed what had been published about it. I dissembled what I was informed
of the case, the better to learn his fantasy, and not to get into a
dispute with him. Afterwards he declared to me the difficulty they had had
in finding gold of such alloy as was agreed at Cambray for the redemption of
the lands delivered up by them, complaining of the rigor which had been used
to them in this matter, which injured them to the extent of 50,000 cr. without
benefit to your Majesty.
There was no necessity for him to discover his charge to me as he did on
his former mission, and I can only suppose he came to take away the suspicion
and jealousy of those here about the proposed interview, and also to
excuse the delay of the payment of the pension here, which ought to have
been paid on the 1st May last, and was delayed till a few days ago, and even
now there is a good sum wanting. I know not if, on the ground that their
gold is not of good alloy to pay you, they mean to borrow of the King, or ask
prolongation of the term, which falls due at All Saints next. There is no
means of getting at the truth of affairs, the Court being at a distance, and few
men of the Court come to me. Those who do, wish to be drawn by pensions,
and some of them are indignant that old pensions are not continued to them.
Bayonne tells me he has informed this King of the exequies your Majesty
had made for madame the Regent, (fn. 3) and the King would have liked to know
the order of the ceremonies, as he means to do the same; of which nothing
was said before Bayonne's arrival. The Eve of St. Simon is the day appointed
On the said Thursday after dinner I went to visit the said Bishop in order
to draw something further from him. I was accompanied by the ambassadors
of Milan and Venice, whom I met on the way. Bayonne repeated what he
had said in the morning about Moden, exaggerating still more the duty of
your Majesty in the matter, and reflecting on the idleness of your Majesty's
men in Italy, and of Andrea Doria, who, he said, called himself King of the
sea, to spite the Venetians, &c. These armies in Italy seemed to weigh upon
him as if they were on his shoulders. He called Doria a traitor, but, when
asked to state in what, was silent. On my leaving him he said he would
return to Court on Saturday, and if there was any occasion to speak again
he would come to me. On Saturday he left after dinner. Yesterday
(Sunday) the King came to the lodging of Brian Tuke, where the said
Bayonne and John Joachin were lodged, a mile from the King's lodging,
and supped there with much company. Above the table were the King, the
lady, and Bayonne; below it, John Joachin, Norfolk, Wiltshire, and his
wife, the secretary elect of Winchester, the treasurer Fitzwilliam, and two
ladies. And, after great cheer, Bayonne was despatched, who is now returned,
and, as I understand, will leave as early as possible tomorrow.
On Friday I sent one of my men to Court to the duke of Norfolk to
recommend to him the widow and children of Capt. Charran, a Biscayan, as
instructed by your Majesty. The Duke willingly and at once spoke to the
King, who replied that there was nothing due to the said captain or his men,
for his wages had been always paid. After that the Duke, asking news of
my man, told him I perceived that what he had sent to me to say touching
the interview of your Majesty and the king of France had proved true, and
that there had been no question of it in France; for if it had been so, they
would have been informed of it, their relations with France being so intimate,
and their friendship daily increasing. This he repeated more than
ten times, praying God he would extend and multiply such friendship with
all the other princes. On my man remarking it was not your Majesty's
fault if it was so, for your only aim was peace and union in Christendom, he
made no reply, but began again to magnify the friendship of his master with
France, of which he could not speak enough.
The Queen is still where she used to be, and there is no question the King
wants her near him. The Parliament has again been prolonged to the
15th Jan. Perhaps they are waiting till your Majesty goes further away before
beginning. The King has been in great anxiety, fearing a movement of the
Scots, but he is relieved by a very gracious letter written to him by the king
of Scots, over which, I am told, he has rejoiced as much as if he had received
news of the conquest of a great country. A watch has been set on the coast,
for fear of the fleet of the king of Denmark; and the King has refused to
allow five English ships laden at London to leave for Flanders till it is known
what route the said fleet will take. The Londoners, notwithstanding the
danger, have made great solicitation to be allowed to go, complaining that it
will be the ruin of a thousand persons; which shows clearly they cannot
maintain themselves here without the traffic of Flanders. This will, perhaps,
make them careful in future not to attempt anything that may interrupt the
They have three times sent from here to Rome the process which was
ventilated (ventilé) here between the King and Queen; and as Mai writes
none of these has reached him, I send now another. I beg your Majesty
will see that it is conveyed surely, as it is the foundation of the affair, and
sentence cannot be given without it. London, 24 Oct. '31.
Hol., Fr, pp. 4. From a modern copy.
28,584, f. 16.
489. Dr. Ortiz to Charles V.
"After the conclusion of the vacancies (vacation) the English
ambassador and his assistants delivered, instead of a regular power, a letter
from the king of England, a copy of which goes enclosed in this. The want
of respect and common courtesy in the letter of the king of England is
astounding. The letter has not been admitted as a valid authorisation of his
agents. The ambassador will write more.
"Has received from Pope Adrian, when he was in Paris, a preferment in
Spain. Don Martin de Mendoza, son of the Duke del Infantazgo, has
deprived him by force of that preferment. Hopes justice will be done.
Rome, 24 Oct. 1531."
English abstract from original at Simancas.
28,584, f. 17.
490. Francis I. and Charles I.
"Relacion de las cartas del cardenal d'Osma, 24 de Otubre." (fn. 4)
The Pope and all Italy knows that the reason why the French king would
not come to the interview was not the excuse he made of his mother's death,
but that he was prevented by the Emperor from speaking of particular
things. All are sure that what the Emperor has written about the interview
is true. The Pope has said that he knows that the king of England believes
the same in secret, although the French king has caused it to be said to the
ambassadors in his Court, and has written to the Pope and to Venice, that
he did not desire an interview. His Holiness and [the cardinal of Osma]
think that the Emperor should wink at it, as every one knows by letters
from France that it is as the Emperor wrote.
Sp., p. 1, modern copy.
28,584, f. 18.
491. Mai to Los Cobos.
At the beginning of the audiences and of this October, during my
illness, I sent for the Queen's lawyers, and procured the examination of a
witness whose citation could not be found in the process, and of five or six
others, very much to the point. As I had previously exerted myself to obtain
fair play in the process, I caused sentence to be demanded, hoping for the
original process, for which I have written so often, and without which nothing
can be done. An English doctor opposed, who formerly appeared in the
character of excusator without having a commission, and now produced
one (of which a copy is enclosed),—the vilest that could be made or thought
of. Beside this they produced two dozen other frauds and villanies. As
one half desperate I sent to complain to the Pope by the bishop of Vaison.
Afterwards at the palace I spoke to him in the severest terms I knew,
because in truth his Holiness proceeds rather tediously. Caused the Rota to
be informed of the justice of our case, and asked what the others alleged.
Found means to make them withdraw (hurtar) one of their allegations.
They are nothing but tricks to cause delay. Though we have pressed it,
no declaration has been given about this article, and we are now at the end
of the month. Will do all I can, both with the Rota and the Pope. I think
it would be well either for you to write to his Holiness, or to cause a letter
to be written to me, blaming me for the delay, so that I shall have grounds
for speaking in a higher tone.
I hear for certain that the king of England has ordered his ambassadors
to refuse their consent, if it is declared that the case must be proceeded with
in Rome, because he holds the Pope for a public enemy. These terrors are
being printed here, and it is necessary to publish something to encourage our
Asks the Emperor to send on information to the ambassador in England.
Complains about his private affairs. Rome, 24 Oct. 1531.
Sp., pp. 4, modern copy.
28,584, f. 20.
492. Dr. Ortiz to Eustace Capacho (Chapuys).
Received on 13 Sept. his letter of 30 July, referring him to his
letter to the ambassador (Mai), who, he thinks, has answered it. Has
received no other letter from England, but understands from his Majesty's
letter that the Queen was not living at the court. Heard since that she has
left her own household in some distress.
Has been with the Pope for two hours explaining the fallacies of the
book in the King's favor. Exaggerated the evil which will result from
delay, and explained that his Holiness is bound to send the King a strict
prohibition with sentence of excommunication for that wench (aquella
manceba) [Anne Boleyn]; and that, in consequence of this public sin in
England and scandal to all the world, although witnesses of it are not
produced, he ought to send an inhibition, and order it be communicated to
the Queen. In truth, he is well disposed to do this, and told us to demand
it on the Queen's behalf; but it is necessary that he should not wait to be
asked. Told the Ambassador immediately of the Pope's readiness to grant
this instrument. Now the vacation is over, hopes it will be asked for in
four or five days, although the Ambassador is ill. The delay has not been
his (Ortiz's) fault.
Sent by the last two posts certain writings to be given to Fisher. Asks
if Chapuys has received them. Wishes to have the rest of Fisher's apology.
Desires to be recommended to the Queen.
The Pope tells him that the witnesses of whom the Nuncio wrote to the
Pope, and who testify that prince Arthur was impotent, are insufficient,
because the party was not cited by a competent judge. The Queen need
not be distressed at this, because the cardinal of Compostella has used great
diligence in Spain about the compulsoriales; and even though the marriage
was consummated, it does not affect the case, which depends on the fact that
affinity is prohibited solely by canon law, of which there is proof. Does not
write to the Queen, as he does not know her present style. Asks Chapuys
to tell her the substance of this.
Since writing the above, the English ambassador and his companions have
presented the King's letter, of which he sends a copy. They wished to use
this as a commission, but information has been laid that it is not sufficient.
The Pope tells him that the Ambassadors showed him a letter from the King,
stating that the Queen was honored and served as before, and denying
what was said about her here. Rome, 24 Oct. 1531.
Sp., pp. 4, modern copy.
28,584, f. 22.
493. Muxetula to Charles V.
The Emperor's letters of 28 Sept. about not holding the interview,
have arrived, and at the same time letters came from the Nuncio in France
to the Pope with news of the death of the Lady Regent. This, he said, was
only a pretext for the French king's refusing the interview; the real cause
of which was the Emperor's answer to the man of the queen of England,
and the conditions proposed for the interview, which Francis thought would
prevent the result he hoped for. The Pope and all men of judgment are of
the same opinion.
Subsequently letters have come from France and England, by which the
two Kings order their ambassadors to tell the Pope that the king of France
never intended to have an interview with the Emperor, and the Pope should
not believe what other people say. Thinks the English ambassadors said
that the King wrote that the Pope should not believe these inventions. The
French king said the same to the Ambassadors there. They write this
because the English ambassador was discontented to hear that the French
king had sent to arrange the interview, and thought it contrary to the
friendship between the two Kings to proceed in such an affair without
The king of England wishes to show the Pope that he is allied with the
king of France, and to frighten him into complying with his wishes in the
marriage case. Thinks he wrote this letter to make the Pope think that the
interview was against the will of Francis.
The Pope said he had hoped that some good effect would have resulted
from the interview, and he knew that the real state of the case was what
the Emperor had written.
He said also that the king of England had agreed with the French king to
make war on the Emperor, saying they could do him much harm by sea in
those parts (Flanders); but Francis thought they had better wait till the
Emperor was in greater necessity. Repeats the Pope's remarks about the
Emperor's going to Spain and the diet of Spires. Rome, 24 Oct. 1531.
Sp., pp. 6, modern copy.
494. French Ambassadors.
1. Passport for the bishop of Bayonne, the French ambassador, on
his return to the French king, with his servants, 12 horses, 12 mastiffs or
greyhounds, and baggage. Havering, 22 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
Fr. roll 23 Hen. VIII. m. 1.
2. Safe-conduct for the abbot of Charlyons (Chailly), father of the order of
Cisteaux, to pass and repass through the realm into Scotland and France, with
8 horses, and his chaplains and servants. Also for dane Johne Prevorste and
dame (sic) Princius, his chaplains, who have lately come to England with
2 horses and 2 servants, to return. Havering, 23 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 24 Oct.
Fr. roll 23 Hen. VIII. m. 1.
3. Modern copies of the above passports, from the Privy Seals. (fn. 5)
495. The Swiss.
Duplicate of a letter from the sieur Maigriet(?) and d'Augeraut,
ambassadors of the [French?] king in Switzerland, to Mons. Le Grave.
Had heard from "our" man at camp that the Five Cantons had again
defeated and killed 6,000 (sic) of the men of Zurich, and taken 12 pieces of
artillery. It seems that those of Zurich, not being able to injure the others
on account of the strength of their position and their discipline, took counsel
with those of Berne, but after divers opinions those of Zurich resolved
without the consent of the Bernese to stay (?) ("demorir") the above 6,000
men, to gain the height of the mountain above the camp. The Five Cantons
hearing of this, a good part of their army rose without artillery, and went to
meet them at a narrow defile, where the said artillery and they (of Zurich)
had to pass, when the engagement took place. The exact loss cannot be
known on one side or other. The colours lost are of Zurich, Basle, Schaffhausen,
Mülhausen, Thurguril, Thoquembourg. Those of Berne have lost
nothing; are displeased with those of Zurich for their bad management, and
are bent on revenge; but their opinion may change, considering their great
loss. They make no demonstrations as yet of marching hither beyond the Rigi.
The Five Cantons keep such good order that the enemy can learn nothing
of their affairs. They have sent home all the old and young men unable to
bear arms, and sworn never to desert each other, even to death; "et que si le
enfant voit son peer abatu, ne le peer le filz, ne se doibvent amuser a le
ayder à relever; mais chacun orroit son attent contre leurs ennemys à la
poursuicte de la victorie." Solleure, 25 Oct.
Fr., p. 1. Endd. : Double de letres des ambasatuer pour le Ry en
Faisse (Suisse) a Mons. Le Grave."
Ellis, 3 Ser.
496. Gregory Cromwell to Cromwell.
Desires his blessing, which is more valuable than all earthly goods.
Applies his book diligently. Has received his token by Dr. Bekynsall.
When the latter was at Topsfylde he made the writer and all his fellows
great cheer, and gave him a crown to spend. Topsfylde, 25 Oct. Signed.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To his right worshipful father, Mr. Crumwell.
497. Ambassadors Of Cleves.
For Wm. count de Nova Aquila, lord de Bedber, and John Goegreff
lord of Angermont, chancellor of the duke of Cleves.
Safe-conduct to come to England, with 30 persons in their company,
and to pass to and fro. [No date.] Del. Westm., 25 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII.
Fr. roll 23 Hen. VIII. m. 1.
498. Lady Margaret Douglas.
Warrant to lord Windsor, keeper of the Great Wardrobe, to deliver to the bearer,
for the use of lady Margaret, daughter of the queen of Scots, a gown of tynsen, of 11½ yds.;
a black velvet gown, of 11½ yds., furred with powdered ermine; a gown of black damask,
of 11½ yds.; kirtles and sleeves of crimson satin, black velvet, and black satin, of 7½ yds.
each; ½ yd. crimson satin, and ½ yd. white satin, for parteletts; ½ yd. black velvet, and ½ yd.
crimson satin, for "abelements"; 30 ells of Holland cloth, for rails, kerchers, and smocks;
30 clls of Holland cloth for sheets; 2 black velvet French hoods; 12 pair of hose; 6 pair
of black velvet shoes; 8 pair of leather shoes; 6 lawn partletts; 4 oz. of lacing riband, and
for garters; one piece of broad riband for girdles; 2 lb. of pins; 12 pair of gloves; 1 lb. of
thread; 100 needles; 2 brushes, and a standard, 1¾ yd. by ¾ yd. For each of her two
gentlewomen : 3½ yards of black cloth, at 6s. 8d., for gowns, with 2½ yards of tawny
velvet for lining; 2½ ells of worsted for kirtles; 1½ yd. of black velvet for sleeves; 1 yd.
of black velvet for partletts; a black velvet bonnet with crimson velvet frontlet; a plait of
lawn; 6 pair of hose; 8 pair of shoes; 20 ells of Holland cloth, at 20d., for rails and
kerchers; 12 ells of Holland cloth, at 12d., for smocks, and 2 lb. of pins. For her servant :
3 yds. of cloth, at 6s. 8d., for a coat; 3 yds. of black satin, at 7s., for a doublet; 9 ells of
Holland cloth, at 12d., for 3 shirts; 3 pair of hose, at 4s.; 8 pair of shoes; and one bonnet,
at 3s. 4d. Lord Windsor is also ordered to pay for the making, &c. Waltham Abbey,
26 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Signed at top.
Vesp. F. XIII.
499. Sir Thomas Cheyne to Cromwell.
Hears that Haselwood intends on Thursday next to proceed with this
jury, contrary to the promise he made to Cromwell last term. Trusted never
to have heard of the matter again, but only to have received the 120l. he
agreed to pay me.
Desires credence for the bearer, and continuance of favor. 26 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Master Cromwell, of the
King's most honorable council.
500. George Hennage, priest, to Cromwell.
Whereas you wrote to me for the next advowson of the subdeanery
and prebend of All Hallows, Derby. I can do nothing but comply and send
my seal for that purpose. I beg you to consider how I am highly wronged
by the vicar of Chesterfield, as you learn by your old acquaintance, my
brother Thos. Hennage. If you will be good to me in the premises, you will
bind me to you for life. Lincoln, 27 Oct.
Mr. Rud, my counsel, will give you further information.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right honorable.
501. Robert Abbot Of Athelney to Cromwell.
Returned the obligation sent by Cromwell, sealed with the convent
seal, binding them to pay 200 marks to the King's use at times specified,
though, considering the great sums the King has had of them by often
changes of abbots, and that never was abbot before sessed so high, no
abbot in the realm will lead a poorer life for the next seven years. His house
is above 1,500 marks in debt, and his receipt is not quite 220l. a year. Hopes
to pay every man in seven years, though he himself eat bread and water two
days a week. Desires a licence of non-residence for three years, having a
large offer for the finding of himself and his servants for that term, though
he does not mean to be so long absent. Athelney, the Feast of SS. Simon
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right hon. and his singular good master,
Fras. I. 66.
502. Berthereau to the Bishop Of Auxerre.
Since Albany's arrival, who has been five or six days in the Court, the
Grand Master has done as D'Auxerre wished. The Duke has reported well
of his conduct. Madame de Fontainebleau died at Grais, two or three leagues
from Fontainebleau, and was buried at St. Denys last week. The King,
who after her death had stayed at Chantilly, has now come hither to the
Queen and his children. Mons. de Bayonne has gone to England for a few
days, and Mons. d'Avranches to Switzerland. Compiegne, 30 Oct. (1531
8,173, f. 242.
503. Commercial Treaties.
Instructions to Eustace Chappuys, master of requests, ambassador
in England, and John de le Shauch, secretary and comptroller of the seal
(seaul) of the Emperor, to be shown to the king of England and the Council.
After presenting their letters of credence, they shall remind the king of
the charge given to Rosinbo when he came to take the King's oath after the
treaty of Cambray, to ask for a diet to settle the complaints of merchants.
When the Emperor arrived in the Low Countries, a diet was again requested,
as the merchants were seriously injured by the distribution of wool at Calais
and new imposts. They must try to obtain such a diet as early as possible,
If the English are reluctant, they may say that the Emperor is only bound
by the treaty of 1520, and the following one, to continue the intercourse for
five years, which are expired, and he must provide for the indemnity of his
subjects. Brussels, 31 Oct. 1531.
Fr., modern copy, pp. 6.
28,173, f. 245.
2. Instructions to Jehan de le Sauch, secretary "en ordonnance" of the
Emperor, to be shown to the king of England.
He is to declare to the King that at the Emperor's coming to the Low
Countries, his subjects exhibited (fn. 6) to him an article of the treaty at Cambray,
5 Aug. ao 19 (sic, 1529), stating that mercantile intercourse should be in
accordance with the treaty of London, 11 April, l'an '20.
This treaty is only provisional, and concerns the difference about the treaty
"de lan 5o 6" (1506), by which the merchants of the Low Countries are
much affected, both in respect of cloth, the staple of Calais, and London
mercery. The Emperor has hitherto deferred providing for this, but has promised
to try and obtain from the king of England a diet to settle these matters.
The Ambassador and Le Sauch are to request the King to name a day,—the
diet to be held as shortly as possible, and in the Low Countries, as the last
two or three meetings have been held in England or Calais.
Fr., modern copy, pp. 3.
Ib., f. 281.
3. Another copy, headed, apparently by the transcriber, 12 July 1533.
28,584, f. 4.
504. Charles V. (fn. 7)
Touching the marriage of England and the marriage of the Pope's niece,
as the Legate is satisfied with the Emperor's verbal answer, there is no need
to say more, except to reply to the ministers of Rome. *
Sp., pp. 12.
505. Edward Lee, Archbishop Of York Elect.
Memoranda for my lord of York elect, "of such trespass as be committed
and done within the scawme, and outwards appertaining to the manor
of Caywod in Yorkshire." Presented by John Maunsell, officer there.
Large paper, p. 1.
506. Grants in October 1531.
1. Christopher Montaborino, a native of
Cologne, in the dominions of the Emperor.
Denization. Monastery of Chertsey, 18 July
23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 4 Oct.—P.S.
Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
2. Henry Johnson. To be a gunner in
the Tower of London, with 12d. a day. Monastery
of Waltham, 21 Sept. 23 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 5 Oct.—P.S.
3. Benedict Justinian, a Genoese merchant.
Appointment as master, protector,
or consul of all merchants and others the
King's subjects in the island or city of Syo.
Waltham, 25 Sept. 23 Hen. VIII. Del.
Chelsea, 5 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m 32.—
Printed in Rymer, vol. XIV. p. 424.
4. Wm. lord Grey. To be lieutenant of
the castle of Hammes vice Wm. lord Mountjoy.
Commission to John lord Berners,
deputy, Edmund lord Haward, comptroller,
Sir John Wallop, lieutenant, and Sir Edward
Ringley, marshal of Calais, to receive
and deliver the custody of the said castle.
Waltham, 4 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Del.
Chelsea, 6 Oct.—P.S.
5. Silvanus Clyfton, clk. Presentation to
the free chapel of Norbiton, near Kyngeston,
Winchester dioc., void by the resignation
of Edmund Thurlond. Waltham, 3 Oct.
23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 6 Oct.—P.S.
6. Edmund Thurland. Presentation to
the church of Clifton, York. dioc., void
by resignation of Silvanus Clifton, and in
the King's hands by reason of the minority
of Gervase, s. and h. of Robt. Clifton. Waltham,
3 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea,
7. Sir Peter Philpott. Licence to alienate
the manor of Penyngton, and 12 messuages,
300 acres of land, 100 acres of meadow,
200 acres of pasture, 60 acres of wood,
and 3s. rent in Penyngton, and the advowson
of Penyngton church, to Edward Marvyn,
serjeant-at-law, William Bowlett, jun.,
Ralph Bexall, Nicholas Tycheborne, sen.,
John Kyngesmyll, John White, George
Caylway, John Nivedale, Nicholas Tycheborne,
jun., and William Bene. Westm.,
10 Oct.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 13.
8. Roger Hachman, one of the yeomen
of the Guard. Grant of a fishery in the
river Thames at Shillingford (Oxon and
Berks), with the ditches and creeks thereto
belonging, called "Huddesbut," with meadows
adjoining the said Huddesbut (Oxon),
and three acres of meadow in Woddeford,
now in the King's hands by reason of the
suppression of the priory of Wallyngford
(Berks), of the annual value of 40s. 4d.
Also grant to the said Roger of the office
of wood-ward or keeper of the great wood
called "le priory wood," lying between
Huntercombeend and Cokeley, in the King's
hands by the same cause. Waltham, 8 Oct.
23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Oct.—P.S.
Pat. p. 2, m. 8.
9. William Conyers, of Marske (York.),
one of the esquires of the Body. Lease of
all lead mines in the wastes, moors, and
heaths within the said lordship, and the New
Forest in co. York, for the term of 40
years, at the annual rent of 3l. 3s. 4d.,
payable to the receiver of the lordships of
Middleham and Arclegarthdale and the
New Forest aforesaid. This lease is granted
in consideration of expences sustained by
him in searching for lead mines in the wastes,
moors, and heaths in the lordship of Arclegarthdale
and the New Forest in co. York.
from 1 Hen. VIII. East Hampstead, 7 Aug.
22 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Oct. 23
Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
10. Thomas Curwen, esquire of the
Royal Body. Grant of the offices of steward
of the lordship, and constable of the castle
of Shyrefhoton, with the usual fees, and the
pannage and herbage of Shyrefhoton park;
on surrender of patent 5 March 11 Hen. VIII.,
granting the same to Sir Robert Constable.
Hampton Court, 15 June 23 Hen. VIII.,
Del. Westm., 12 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
11. William Symondson alias Marchaunte,
of Donmowe (Essex), yeoman. Pardon for
having, with Thomas Clynton of London,
yeoman, on the 26 March 19 Hen. VIII.,
broken the close and house of Richard
Riche, at Shelley, Essex, and taken away
several articles. Greenwich, 22 April 22
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Oct. 23 Hen.
VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 9.
12. The Prior and Convent of Berden.
Impeximus and confirmation of pat 20 Mar.
7 Edw. III., being a mortmain licence to
Robert de Rocheford to grant land, &c. in
Berden to the said priory. Westm., 14 Oct.
—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9.
13. John Holder, clk., rector of Gamlegay
(Camb., Ely dioc.). Licence to absent
himself from the church of Gamlegay or any
other that he may in future possess, and
dwell in any monastery, hospital, collegiate
or parish church. Waltham, 11 Oct. 23
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Oct.—P.S.
Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
14. Dean and Canons of the Chapel
Royal of St. Stephen in Westminster Palace.
Inspeximus and confirmation. i. Charter
17 Feb. 25 Edw. III., being a grant of a market
and fair to the prior of Franton. ii. Charter
22 Feb. 17 Hen. VI., granting the said
market and fair to the dean and canons of
the said chapel, the priory of Frampton
having been seized into the hands of the
King's ancestors. Westm., 15 Oct.—Pat.
23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9.
15. Edmund Copyndale. Annuity of 70s.
out of the issues of one messuage, 2 cottages,
2½ bovates of land, 5 closes, the third part
of the third part of 3 messuages, 2 bovates
and 3 roods of land in Owtenowton, York.;
1 bovate of land in Sporteley, ½ bovate of
land in Owtenowton, and a piece of pasture
in Everyngham, York., lately belonging to
John Goxell, deceased; with the wardship
and marriage of Alice Goxell, d. and h. of
the said John, during the minority of the
said heir. Waltham, 14 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 16 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,
16. Thos. earl of Wiltshire and Ormond.
Grant of the parks called "le Posterne" and
"le Cage," Kent, late of the d. of Buckingham,
to him and his heirs male, and in
default, to his d. Anne Boleyn. Waltham,
13 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Oct.
17. Richard Biawoir, native of Normandy.
Denization. Westm., 17 Oct.—
Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9.
18. Sir Robert Nevyll, of Lyversege,
Yorks. Exemption from serving on juries,
or as sheriff or escheator. Waltham, 14
Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Oct.
19. Edmund Copyndale. Annuity of
106s. 8d. out of the issues of the manor of
Lupsed, York, late of John Savell, deceased,
during the minority of Henry Savell, s. and
h. of the said John; with the wardship and
marriage of the said heir. Waltham,
16 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
18 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
20. Anthony Kyngeston, one of the
King's stewards. Grant of the annual rent
or farm of 11l. due from Sir William Kyngeston
and Edward Tame, for the manors of
Rentcombe and Northcerney, and 1 tenement
with 80 acres of arable land and pasture
called Veymours, and 25 acres of
arable land in a field called Woodmancotefeld
in Rentcombe and Northcerney, parcel of
the lands of Edward late duke of Buckingham,
attainted, Glouc., in the King's hands
by the death of Eleanor late duchess of
Buckingham, which manors, &c., with reservations,
were leased to the said William and
Edmund for 21 years by pat. 22 Hen. VIII.;
to hold the said annual rent during the said
term, with the reversion of the premises on
the expiration of the lease. Woodstock,
17 Aug. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
19 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 10.
21. Nicholas Fytton. Annuity of 4l.
and 8d., and wardships. [Same as in Pat.
dated 3 Nov.] Monastery of Waltham,
14 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Oct.
22. Cumberland :—Commission to Thos.
Lamplewe, Ant. Porter, and Will. Omonderley
to make inquisition p. m. on the lands
and heir of Joan Lamplewe, widow.
Westm., 24 Oct.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1,
23. Nicholas de Lannoy of Flanders.
Denization. Havering, 22 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 26 Oct.—P.S.
24. John Perpoynt. Grant, in reversion,
of the office of serjeant of Wigmoreslond,
Salop, marches of Wales, which was
granted by pat. 23 Aug. 12 Hen. VIII. to
Geoffrey Hopkyns; with fees of 20s. a year.
Havering, 21 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 27 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 10, and
p. 2, m. 29.
25. Henry Norres, squire of the Body.
To be chamberlain of North Wales; with
the usual fees out of the issues of the principality,
as enjoyed by Sir Gilbert Talbott,
Sir Richard Pole or Sir William Griffith, or
any other chamberlain of North Wales. Monastery
of Waltham, 26 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 28 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 8.
26. Henry marquis of Exeter. Licence
to alienate the manor or capital messuage
called Dyphams, in the parish of Edelmeton,
Midd., and all messuages, &c. thereto belonging,
now in the tenure of one Henry
Parpoynte, to Roger Cholmeley, Robert
Wrothe, John Densell, Richard Bellamy,
John Foxe, and George Oglander, and their
heirs, to the use of Richard Haukes and his
heirs for ever. Westm., 29 Oct.—Pat.
23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 13.
27. John Say, tenant of the manors of
Boxe and Hodesdon (Herts). Inspeximus
and confirmation of charter 22 Jan. 37
Hen. III., granting to Richard de Boxe and
his heirs free warren in the demesne lands
of said manors. Westm., 29 Oct.—Pat.
23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18.
28. Giles Billeheult, clk., native of Normandy.
Denization, with licence to hold
benefices in England. Monastery of Waltham,
14 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
30 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 8.
29. Edward Goldesburgh, one of the
King's serjeants-at-arms. Grant, in fee, of
1 messuage, 9 bovates of land, and 3 several
enclosures containing 10 acres of pasture in
Foxholes (York), which came to the King's
hands because John Dixon, an alien, born
subject of James king of Scots, acquired the
premises, without licence, from William
Nicholson, as appears by an inquisition taken
10 June last, before Thomas Wentworth,
escheator. Monastery of Waltham, 24 Oct.
23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 Oct. —
P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 8.
30. Geo. Woodward and Ric. Woodward,
his son, one of the pages of the King's chamber.
Grant, in survivorship, of the office of
clerk or clerk constable of Wyndesour
Castle, as enjoyed by the said George alone
or John Gansem; on surrender of pat.
28 Oct. 1 Hen. VIII., granting the office
during good conduct to the said George
alone. Monastery of Waltham, 16 Oct.
23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 Oct.—P.S.
Pat. p. 1, m. 11.