707. Chapuys to Charles V.
Received yesterday the Emperor's letters of 17 Dec. with a postscript
of the 23rd.
Has heard nothing of what is said here about the mission of John de la
Saulx, as he had no occasion to go to Court; but one of the merchants whom
the King consulted about his answer says that the Court and the merchants
are in trouble about this affair and blame those whom they have moved to
this by their great pride (ceulx devers lesquels par leur grande oultrecuydance
ont esmeu cecy), despising their neighbours and every one; but he
thought the Emperor's goodness would surmount this pride. Tried to find
out what they would do if the Emperor stopped the intercourse, but he said
they could find no place to dispose of their goods, and would be forced to have
recourse to the Emperor's mercy.
Has communicated to the bishop of Rochester the Emperor's orders in
writing, and by a third person, for there is no means of speaking with him.
He has sent to ask Chapuys to take no notice of him when they meet, till
times are better. Has a safe means of communicating with him, and maintaining
his good will. Gives an account of a conversation with La Pommeraye
about the Swiss.
Hears that the people of Cleves talk of a marriage between the Princess
and the young Duke. Expects to know the truth when the King returns,
which will be in two days.
Thinks that the bishop of Winchester does not find matters so ready in
France as he expected; for Bennet, who was despatched to Rome in such
great haste, is still there, and will not leave until the return of a courier who
arrived here yesterday from the Bishop in company with one to the French
ambassadors. This may be to justify the excuse which he may have made
to the Bishop. Has been told that La Pommeraye brought to the King a
great instrument, sealed with the French great seal, which some think was
some new league, for the confirmation of which the Bishop went to France.
Has been unable to gain any information about it. The French ambassadors
were twice with the King before Christmas, but they did not have such
conversation as is usual when they have affairs to treat of.
Hears that Benet has orders, in case the Pope will not submit (soumettre)
the cause, to return and accuse his Holiness of partiality. Perhaps they are
soliciting Francis to do the same for them that they did for him when he
defied the Emperor. The blindness of the English causes a suspicion of
their having made such requests. On one occasion when the French
ambassadors were at court, Jocquin was there alone to present two sakers to
the King from the duke of Ferrara. Two London merchants have just come
to inquire of him whether it is true that it is prohibited in Holland to manufacture
(forger) English cloths, as was said; of which they have great fear. They
spoke very piteously, with tears in their eyes, as of the most prejudicial thing
which could happen to them. They themselves lay the blame of this on the
divorce; and if others have the same suspicion, the King may be led to
acknowledge his fault. London, 11 Jan. 31.
Fr. From a modern copy. Endd. : Received at Cologne, the 28 Jan.
708. John Lord Audeley to Cromwell.
Begs a licence to be absent from Parliament for the great considerations
mentioned in his last. Fears he was tedious with his intricate causes,
Cromwell having so many high matters in his hands. Hopes to do the King
better service by his absence. Hopes to make it apparent that he is a
faithful subject if the King will let him "enter intelligence and practise some
such introductores whereupon may growe the light of my foundation" till
Cromwell has leisure to hear part of his devices. Is sorry Sir Will. Davyth,
in whom he trusted to solicit his causes to Cromwell, is unable to visit him.
Wade, 11 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To his most especial and singular beloved friend Mr.
709. Thomas Lord Delawar to Cromwell.
Is obliged to him for obtaining the King's licence that the writer may
have leave of absence from the Parliament. Encloses his proxy as desired.
Begs his licence may be sent to Mr. North, clerk of the Parliament. Has
done him the greatest kindness he ever received, considering his poverty.
At my poor house, 11 Jan. Signed.
Add. : My special good friend Mr. Cromwell.
710. Sir John FitzJames to Cromwell.
I have had such pain in the right leg that I cannot take any great
journey. Pray excuse me to the King. Redlinche, 11 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful. Sealed.
25,114, f. 60.
711. Henry VIII. to Gardiner.
Has received his letters of the 2nd, 4th, and 7th, showing his diligence
and dexterity at the French Court, and the acceleration of Benet's despatch,
the matters of Germany, and what affections be there for the King's purposes.
Is of his opinion that Benet should be despatched to Rome; the French king,
the Chancellor, and others to be thanked for furthering the same. Partly
approves of the French king's opinion that the Emperor will not make war,
if the princes of Germany shall be aided with money, until the Emperor has
left for Spain and they have made a new king. Thinks that the princes
ought to be so encouraged that they be not driven into the lap of the Emperor
through lack of aid, and Gardiner is to employ all the craft of persuasion he
can "to engrave unto our good brother the eminent dangers and perils which
may fortune to all Christendom in case the said princes should return to the
Emperor's devotion." It will be great advantage if the Emperor could be
driven into Spain in despair of doing good and reconciling Germany. Is
this day advertised out of Flanders that the Emperor intends to send Nassau
to the princes to procure reconciliation, which things Gardiner is to "imprint
in their heads" with due vehemency. Sends 10,000l. to the duke of
Lorraine as a sort of feeler, understanding that Francis, will do the same.
Is to persist in his course of moving the French Court to a stricter alliance
with England, but without making it appear that England has any desire for
it; and he is to say that it has been requested by Francis who had sent the
bishop of Bayonne and Mons. de Langez to Woodstock and since to Ampthill;
and though no answer was given at the time, as their children were then in
captivity and they were treating with the Emperor and the Scots, yet, considering
the amity between the two crowns, Henry will condescend to their
offers and accept the same, and for this reason he has sent Gardiner to
France. If they make any difficulty he may say that they seem only to have
sought it before for their own utility. He is to call to their remembrance how
in August last Francis sent letters to Joachin, declining to make war till he
knew what aid he should gain from his confederates, blaming the indefiniteness
of the treaties with England, which will be cleared up by renewing
them; and point out that, as England is now in profound peace, Henry had
no cause to oppose the Emperor except for his good brother's sake. Henry
cannot contribute aid to the princes of Germany, knowing how eagerly the
Emperor seeks all occasions of disturbing England and provoking the princes
against it, unless Francis will conclude with him what aid he or the princes
will give in the event of an invasion or trouble of England. And here he is to
show what the king of Scots said to his Chancellor and others, as he will see
by the letters of the duke of Norfolk. Henry thinks that if they perceive that
the said contribution is refused they will gladly condescend to Gardiner's requests.
So doing, he is to urge an entirely new treaty in the form of the one
dated 8 Aug. 1526. Gives an account of the conditions which he wishes inserted.
Notwithstanding the great difference between the necessities of the two
monarchs, and that France, from its extent, is more subject to danger than
England, the King is content to bear equal charges, provided they do not
exceed 100,000 crowns for the space of six months yearly, whenever necessity
requires. This aid to be forthcoming whenever it shall be demanded by the
certificate and word of honor of either prince, and continue until there is
evident proof that the Emperor has abandoned his design of invasion. Thinks
it important he should know the opinion of Francis in order that Henry may
be provided against contingencies, as there is no probability that the Emperor
will leave or go into Spain for a long season. Greenwich, 12 Jan. Signed.
Pp. 11. Add. : "To, &c., the bishop of Winchester, our principal secretary
and our ambassador in the court of France."
712.. John Bishop Of Lincoln to the Duke Of Norfolk.
Riding towards Wooborn on Saturday, I met the commissary of
Oxon, who told me of Jones and Nevell, two ungracious scholars. At Tettysworth
he met a man named Roger Tyler, who asked for Jones, and, suspecting
him, brought him hither. I enclose his examination, and a letter which
he had sewed in his coat. He is a simple person and a poor body, and had
two horses, one for Jones, and one for himself, to have brought him to the
"said Monk at St. Albones." Will keep him and his horses till I hear from
you the King's pleasure or yours. Wooborn, 12 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To, &c., my lord of Norfolk, and, in his absence, to my lord
of Wiltshire. Add. in another hand : To Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Comptroller,
and to Mr. Cromewell, or to any of them.
713. The Empress to the Emperor.
In the case of the queen of England, all diligence is being used, and
what has been written about it in these kingdoms will be sent to Rome by the
Sp., p. 1. Modern copy. Headed : Copia de un parrafo sacado en relacion
de una carta de la Emperatriz al Emperador; fecha, 12 de Enero (parece de
714. John Joachin.
Licence to leave England. See Grants in January, No. 9.
Calig, E. I. 79.
715. Friar Paulus Parmensis, General of the Minorites, to
Excuses himself from complying with the King's request of sending
into England friar John ... as minister of the Observants. The
Emperor's sister, the queen of Hungary, governess of the Netherlands, and the
Great Council of Brabant, will not allow him to depart, he is of so much
importance to them and the Emperor. Encloses for the King part of the
correspondence he has received on this subject. Proposes to send a friar out
of Lorraine, a member of the province of Paris. Ex pontis Ara provinciæ
Franciæ Parrhisinæ, idibus Januarii. Signed.
Lat., mutilated, p. 1.
716. Richard, Abbot Of Winchcombe, to Cromwell.
I desire you to be favorable to me and my poor monastery in the
matter between us and Mr. Hastings. What direction you take in it we
shall be glad to obey. If you think it a matter in conscience, let us somewhat
pay for it, so that we may also have the land, as we have had it so long,
and the law is with us. We thought to have seen you at Christmas last,
you have obliged us so much. I have nothing to send you now, but by
Midsummer next I will provide you a good horse. Wynchelcombe,
St. Hilary's Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful,—in the city of London.
717. John, Bishop Of Lincoln, to Cromwell.
Asks him whether he shall send up Roger Tyler, whose examination
the duke of Norfolk forwarded to Cromwell, or whether he shall allow him
to go home. Thanks him for his kind letter in his cause to Mr. Fermour.
Wooborn, 14 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To, &c. Mr. Cromwell, one of the King's most honorable
Titus, B. I.
Ellis, 1 Ser.
718. Thos. Frysby, Canon of Launde, to Cromwell.
Reminds his mastership that "when ye lay with us here at Launde
Abbey some time ye would take the pains to walk with me or my brethren
about our business, and as you and I came one day from Withcoke I had a fall
backwards in the snow at a place called the Dammes, between Launde and
Withcoke." I send you by the same token six cheeses of this country. You
need give the Prior no thanks for them. Other "newelties" I have not to
do you pleasure. Launde Abbey, 14 Jan.
Hol. Add. : Right worshipful.
719. Thomas Winter.
Licence to leave the kingdom. See Grants in January, No. 12.
23 Hen. VIII.
Held by prorogation at Westminster, 15 Jan. 23 Hen. VIII.
Acts passed concerning—
1. Exchange of lands between the King and abbot of Westminster.
2. Exchange of lands with Christ's College, Cambridge.
3. Exchange of lands with the abbot of Waltham Holy Cross.
4. Exchange of lands with the provost of Eton.
5. Exchange of lands with the abbot of St. Albans.
6. Exchange of lands with the lord of St. John's.
7. Exchange of lands with the prior of Sheen.
8. Exchange of lands with the duke of Richmond and lord Lumley.
9. Assurance of lands to Hen. earl of Surrey, for his marriage.
10. The manor of Hunsdon to be called the honor of Hunsdon.
11. Jointure of Eliz. countess of Wiltshire.
12. Award of coparcenary to the heirs general of the earl of Oxford.
13. Jointures of lady Anne and lady Eliz., countesses of Oxford.
14. Attainder of Ric. ap Gruffyth and Wm. Hughes.
15. Pardon of præmunire to the King's spiritual subjects of the province
16. Restriction of benefit of clergy.
17. Building of gaols.
18. For punishment of untrue verdicts.
18*. Brewers of beer.
19. Commissions of sewers.
20. Recognizances of debts.
21. For maintaining the navy and importing Gascon wines.
22. For maintaing the ports of Plymouth, &c. in Devon and Cornwall.
23. That no person be cited out of his diocese.
24. For feoffments made to churches.
25. Breaking of prison by clerks convict.
26. Taking extortions upon the paths of Severn.
27. Trials of murder in corporate towns.
28. For outlawries in actions of 5 Ric. II.
29. Defendants to receive costs when plaintiffs are nonsuited.
30. Against conveying horses to Scotland.
31. For true winding of wools.
32. For pulling down fish garths.
33. For restraint of annates.
34. Ratification of the same.
1. Draft bill in Parliament to restrain the clergy from making
ordinances in Convocation, contrary to the laws of the realm or against the
King's jurisdiction; setting forth in the preamble that though the Church of
England has been endowed with great possessions and immunities for the
promotion of religion, yet the spiritualty, the nobles, and the commons,
make one body politic living under the allegiance of the King as "supreme
imperial head and sovereign, of whom all laws compulsory be to be made,
ordained, and executed within this realm," and whose authority "is not under
the obedience or appellation of any worldly foreign prince."
Large paper, pp. 3. Draft, corrected by Cromwell.
Cleop. F. II.
2. Petition of the Commons in Parliament to the King, requesting
him to command the spiritual lords to give a true and plain declaration
of the laws of God and Holy Church upon the following articles :—
1. Whether spiritual persons may buy and sell for gain; 2, hold temporal
possessions; 3, act as steward, bailiff, surveyor, &c.; 4, hold more than
one benefice with cure of souls; 5, be non-resident from a benefice with
cure of souls; 6, or, having such a benefice, be stipendiaries, chantry priests,
or take any annual service.
3. Translation of the Act of Præmunire, 16 Ric. II. c. 5.
Pp. 2. Endd. in Chancellor Audeley's hand.
4. Draft of the statute 23 Hen. VIII. c. 19, being the pardon of prœmunire
to the spiritual persons of the province of York, with the omission of the last
Large paper, pp. 14.
Cleop. E. VI.
Mem. II. 158.
5. Petition from Parliament to the King to abolish annates exacted
by the Pope, as a practice which exhausts the treasure of the realm and impoverishes
the bishops, who if they die within two or three years of their
promotion, die in such debts as to embarrass their friends and creditors.
Moreover, it is simony by the Pope's own law, &c.
6. Corrected draft of the Act 23 Hen. VIII. c. 20. touching annates.
Large paper, pp. 12.
7. Fair copy of the Act of Parliament 23 Hen. VIII. c. 7. for the maintenance
of the navy.
Large paper, pp. 9.
8. Draft of the Act 23 Hen. VIII. c. 8. touching the ports of Plymouth,
Dartmouth, &c. The text is very much corrected, and the alterations are in
Large paper, pp. 6.
9. An Act proposed to be passed in the Parliament of 23 Hen. VIII.
for further continuing the powers of the general surveyors of Crown lands.
Large paper, pp. 3.
10. Draft Act of Parliament authorising the master and wardens of
the fraternity of the Holy Cross and St. Elyn of Woolmen, in the city of
London, to examine all fleeces wound or made hereafter, with a view to
carry out the provisions of statutes 3 Edw. IV. and 23 Hen. VIII. for true
winding of wools.
Large paper, pp. 3.
11. Corrected draft of the Act 23 Hen. VIII. c. 26. touching the exchange
of lands between the King and the prior of St. John's.
Large paper, pp. 4.
12. Draft Act of Parliament to confirm the statutes of 4 Hen. VII. and
7 Hen. VIII. touching husbandry.
Roll of paper, with corrections in Cromwell's hand.
13. Modern copy of the roll of Parliament. 23 Hen. VIII.
723. [Cromwell to Gardiner.]
I have received your Lordship's letters by Mr. Wrythesley. I perceive
from my kinsman the bearer, that you are desirous to hear news hence,
but all that there is, is known to your friends, who are far more secret than
I. Today was read in the Higher House a Bill touching the annates of
bishoprics, but I do not know how it will succeed. Knowing that you were
not properly furnished for your being there, I moved the King yesterday for
money for the furniture of your purpose and for your return, saying that
upon my own conjecture you were weary of being there. He answered
that you were not so weary of your being there, but he was as sorry,
saying by these words expressly, "His absence is the lack of my right hand,
for I am now so much pestered with business, and have nobody to rid ne
depeche the same." Begs him to return shortly.
Draft, in Cromwell's hand, pp. 2. Endd. : A minute of my master's
Memorandum in Cromwell's hand : To remember my Lady Anne's letters.
William Locke standeth bound to Marten de la Sera, merchant of Tholouse,
in the sum of 41l. 18s. 2d.
724. Rice Ap Griffith.
"The booke of viewes of the castles and manor-places late appertaining to Res ap
Griffith, attainted;" describing the situation, structure, and apartments of the castles of
Emblyn, co. Carmarthen, Carewe, co. Pembroke, Nerberth, Newton, and Abber Marles,
2. "The book at what places the possessions were taken and entered, made to the use
of our Sovereign Lord the King, &c.;" giving the names of the Commissioners who took
possession, and the date at which he did so, in each of the following places; viz., Buelth;
Llanemthevery in co. Carm.; Abbermerles, Llangonor in the lordship of Kydwelly, Newton,
town of Carmarthen, Emblyn; Iscoid, in co. Cardigan; the town of Pembroke; Old Carewe,
Haverfforde West, Tenby, and Nerberth. The dates of taking possession are all between
the 10th and the 29th Jan. 23 Hen. VIII.
3. Advowsons belonging to Res ap Griffith, attainted, with their values; viz., Carewe,
Narberth, Llanthewy, Keyllmaynlloyd and Castle Deram, Llangeler in Emblyn, Penbyere,
Keyll Reden, Herries Mote in Kemmys, and Hoggiston.
4. A book of receipts of the lands of Res ap Griffith; viz., of Kylsayne, Cathenock,
New Carmarthen, Caio, Emblyn, Manordilo, Iskennen and Perverth, Llangonor, Newton,
Abber Marles, Llanrusted, Angull, Llannamtheverey, Newhouse parcel of the lp. of
Nerberth, Llangybby, Seintclere, Kylkennon and Aberustuth, Llanstephan, Llandarock.
Total receipt, 59l. 6s. 1d.
5. A list of letters patent of divers offices granted (by Rees ap Griffith, as appears by the
endorsement) to Sir Rees ap Thomas. Roger Vaughan, Roger Salisbury and others, in
Buelth, Talgarth, &c.
Pp. 3. Endd.
6. Accounts of Sir Rees ap Thomas as chamberlain of South Wales, and of Sir Will.
Griffith as chamberlain of North Wales in 16 Hen. VIII.
7. "The names of certain lordships late Sir Ryce's in Wales."
Llangybbye, Llanrusted, Cardycan, Carmarden, and others.
Sir William Thomas, knight : Abberustwith, Iskoyde 4, Gwynyoneth 1, Llannamtheverey
18, Hervryn, Kylsayn 58, Cathynoke 55, Whyddegada, Cayo 13, Mannordylo 68,
P. 1. In Cromwell's hand. Endd. as above.
8. Valor of the lands lately belonging to Res ap Griffithe, in South Wales.
Jointure of Lady Jenett Res, widow of Sir Res ap Thomas. Rents in Caermarthen and
Emlyn, 45l. 16s. 10d., besides 45l. 11s. 1d. parcel of the manor of Narbart. Jointure of
lady Katherine Egecombe, widow of Sir Griffith ap Res. Rents in Wybley, Landemore,
Abergwille, Elnett, Saintcler, Ewthcothe, and Llannennythe, and the town of Caermarthen,
72l. 5s. 7½d. Jointure of lady Katherine Howard, widow of Res ap Griffith. The lordship
of Carew, Sandyhavyn, Franches, Kylsayne, and Pyboure, 177l. 4s. 9d., besides
18l. 18s. 4d. in Narbart.
Lands in Res ap Griffith's own possession.
Pembrokeshire : Hoggeston, Burton, Lyottes Park, "Porta Leonis," and St. Florens,
St. Tonelles, and Thorneton, 10l. 5s. 7½d.
Cardiganshire : Llangibby, Llanrustede, and Menennethe, Kylkennon and Aberustwith,
Iskoide, Cardigan, and Qwynyonneth, 35l. 11s. 10d.
Caermarthenshire : Llangayne, Llanamthenery and Hervryn, Cathenoke and Wyddegadda,
Cayo, Emlyn, Sayntclere, Manor Dylowe, Melllayne (sic) and Rosmayne, Althegar
and Druslande, Iskennon and Parvethe, Abermarles, Newton, Glyncothe and Llanstephan,
178l. 6s. 7d.
Buelth and Llanaban, Abergwille, Kydwelly, Kygarren, and Haverfordwest, 59l. 6s. 9¼d.
Lordship of Nerbertt, 60l. 0s. 1½d.
Total, 638l. 18s. 1¾d.
Pp. 5. Endd.
9. Instructions to Thos. Jonys, Mores ap Harrye, John Smythe, and Wm. Brabazon.
They are to assemble the officers and tenants of all the lands in Pembrokeshire lately
belonging to Ryce ap Gryffith, lately attainted of high treason, and swear them to deliver
to them, for the King's use, all writings and muniments belonging thereto; and shall seize
to the King's use all the said lands; make inventories of all the goods; cause an auditor
to make an account of all the rents, &c. since Mich. 22 Hen. VIII.; inquire concerning
embezzlements of goods; take possession of evidences, charters, &c., and the seal and
records of the Chancery of Pembroke; make an inventory of horses, cattle, and sheep;
cause offices to be found before the escheators for all the said lands; and ascertain what
lands and goods are possessed by James ap Griffith ap Howell.
Pp. 4. Endd.
10. "The copy of the letter sent to the Chamberlain of North Wales."
Thanks him for his gentle letters and his friendship. As this matter of Mr. Rise Griffith
is in great trouble between the heir male and the heir general, the land being in the King's
hand for lack of livery, I have taken order that he shall keep the land for which he has
shown deeds of entail for heirs male, and the rest I keep with the King. I have
charged John Puleston with the collection of the rents, preservation of the tenants, &c.
There is certain land purchased which is most clear to tarry with the general heirs; but as
it lies amongst the land appointed for the heir general (male?) some strife may arise. I
therefore pray you to order the King's officer that I may award it "to him that right have,
which I shall do with payment, and so shall not another do that spendeth aforehand."
They are both bound to preserve peace, to do no waste, nor trouble the tenants. The
King has written to you to search all records, and return anything touching Mr. Griffith's
land under seal of your office. Desires him meantime to see no waste done on either
As I have stayed the band, and will grant no warrant for livery, I desire you to stay all
matters of wardship wherein the King shall have title, till you know further of my mind.
Desires him to see the delivery of the land and goods appointed for the executor.
It is appointed that the evidence in the place shall be put in order by assent of both
parties, and sent to me in London; that the house shall be left to Mr. Griffith, and the
ground also when the corn is gone, for which the executor must pay rent from Griffith's
death. They think they ought not to pay this; therefore leave that to my order.
Mr. Edw. Griffith's wife, the daughter of Mr. Puleston, desires dowry, which I will not
grant till the matter be ordered. I have appointed her a portion, "nigh the third part of
both parts, which I pray you to see for Mr. Griffith's part, and I will see for the King."
11. * * * * *
Elys ap Mores, another of the said jury, being brother-in-law to the said R. Gr.
(Rice Griffith?), Mores ap Jevan ap John, another of the jury, being within the second
degree to R. Gr.'s wife, and also being his servant.
Statements of the relationship to R. Gr. of Wm. ap Hoell ap Madoc, Gruff ap Robert
Vachan, Hugh ap Richard ap John, Gr. Madryn, who is servant to lady Bulkeley,
R. Gr.'s sister, Gr. ap William ap Hoell, Richard ap Jevan ap Glinn, Edmund ap R. ap
Robert, and another, all being on the same jury.
Pp. 2. Partly illegible.
725. Yorkshire Weirs and Fishgarths.
"Commyssioners to be namyd in the commissions for reformations of
weres and fischegarthis and other nusances in the grett ryvers, and also
for the commyssion of suers in the countye of Yorke, (fn. 1) besyds thaym that be
namyd and apoyntyd in the commyssion a redy sende in to the seid countye."
East Riding : The abbot of Meulx, prior of Bridlington, Sir John Counstable,
Sir Rauff Ellerker, the younger, Sir Peter Vavasor, Chr. Hillierd,
Thos. Metham, John Aske, Edw. Saltemarche, Robt. Crake, Walter Grymston,
Chr. Thirkilde, Thos. Langton, Wm. Twats, Gervaise Cawood.
West Riding : Lord Darcy, the abbot of Kirkstall, prior of Bolton,
prior of St. Oswald of Nostell, Sir Ric. Tempest, Sir Robt. Nevill, Sir Wm.
Middilton, Sir Nenyan Markenfeld, Sir Wm. Mallyverer, Wm. Ingilby,
Brian Hastyngs, Ant. Clyfford, Stephen Hamerton, Wm. Plompton, Rauff
Reresby, Wm. Frost, Thos. Grice, Thos. Beverley, Henry Pudsey, Walter
Bradford, Ric. Basford, John Lambertt.
North Riding : The abbot of Whitby, the abbot of Byland, the prior of
Gisbourghe, Jas. Metcalf, John Norton of Norton, John Dawney, Roger
Lassulls, Edw. Gower, Roger Cholmeley, Rauff Rokesby, John Barton, Chr.
Foulthorpp, Rauff Batty, Miles Staveley, Robt. Manyll, Wm. Rokesby, Ric.
Segisweke, Matthew Witham.
Mem.—For like commissions to be made for York, Hull, and Scarborough,
and for their liberties.
Pp. 3. Endd.
726. Sherwood Forest.
Schedule attached to commission of 20 Feb. (see No. 119 (65) antè) :—Report of the
abbot of Welbeck, Sir Ric. Sacheverell, Sir Brian Stapleton, Sir John Villers, John Hereye,
and Roger Grenehagh, in pursuance of the King's commission, dated 12 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII.,
to view the deer in Shirwood forest, and the parks of Nottingham, Beskewood, Clypston,
i. View of Beskwood, 12 Jan. 23 Hen. VIII. : 691 fallow deer, of which 151 are deer of
antler; 114 red deer, of which 60 are deer of antler.
ii. View at Thorneywood, 13 Jan. : fallow deer estimated at 300, of which 90 deer of
iii. View in Shirwood, 15 Jan. : at Clypston Shroggys 310 red deer, of which 70 deer of
antler; at Bylley and Brykkeland, 223 red deer, of which 40 deer of antler; at Romewood
and Olsland, 60 red deer, of which 30 deer of antler; at Farmeffeyld, 64 red deer, of
which 15 deer of antler; at Blydworth, 128 red deer, of which 15 deer of antler; at
Calverton, 146 red deer, of which 40 deer of antler; of Papylwyk, 73 red deer, of
which 12 deer of antler; at Lymbe Hawys Walke, 30 red deer, of which 20 deer of antler;
at Sutton Woods Walke, 90 red deer, of which 27 deer of antler; Lyndehurste Walke,
114 red deer, of which 24 deer of antler; Nomannys Woode, 148 red deer, of which 26
deer of antler; Clypstone Parke, 100 fallow deer, of which 26 deer of antler; Nottingham
Little Park, 80 fallow deer, of which 15 deer of of antler.
Total fallow deer in the three parks and Thornywoods 11 hund. 31. Red deer within
the forest without the parks, after 6 score to the hundred, 11 hund. 66. Red deer in Beskwood,
10 score 14. Total red deer, 13 hund. 40.
Endd. with a memorandum of the delivery of the schedule into the Exchequer, 16 Nov.
28 Hen. VIII.
727. Robert Lord Ogle and others to the Earl Of Northumberland.
At a meeting at Morpeth, 19 Dec., on receipt of the Earl's last letters,
proclaimed a warden court, and summoned all who had complaints to be
before us on Monday, 8 Jan., to redress the enormities committed by the men
of Riddisdale and Tyndale. Were informed that Sir Thos. Percie and
Sir Ingram his brother would "come and occupy the room" committed to
us by your Lordship. Wrote to Sir Thos. to know his pleasure. Received
a letter from him by Anthony Fenwick and Clement Shafto, which we send
along with one from Sir Ingram to Sir Thos. Gray. On the 9th three
poor men came to us at Morpeth as messengers from certain true commons
who had risen on the Tyne. They said their neighbours had risen only to
avenge themselves on the men of Riddisdale and Tyndale, for spoiling their
goods. Advised them to put off their assemblies till the 11th. Rode meanwhile,
and were met by part of the country, whom we moved to reformation
for the past. Were told that Riddisdale had put in pledges to John Heron,
and both Riddisdale and Tyndale were bound to Sir Thos. and Sir Ingram
Percy since the meeting at Rothbery; that [if] they knew us to be
authorised by the King's grant or the Earl's as warden, they would lay in
pledges to us; but they desired respite till Saturday the 13th inst. Sir
Thos. and Sir Ingram Percy are indignant at us for our services in the
offices you committed to us. To prevent a disturbance, we beg that we
may have authority from the King. On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th
we again spoke with those countries, and received a final answer that they
were at the command of Sir Thos. and Sir Ingram Percy and John Heron.
Have other things to communicate, which the bearers will disclose. Bothall,
Signed : Robert Ogle—Jhon Weddryngton—Sir Roger Gray, k.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.
728. Henry [Earl Of] Essex to Cromwell.
Has written to the Earl of Oxford, offering him his voice if he will
send a proxy. Desires Cromwell to find out his pleasure concerning it.
Stansted, 17 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To Master Cromwell.
729. The Bishop Of Auxerre to Du Prat.
The agents of the king of England are in great trouble because they
can find no advocate in all Italy to plead their cause, and the influence of
the Emperor is so great that they are often treated contrary to justice and
Fr. Headed : A Mons. le Legat, du 17 Janvier 1532.
730. Treasurer's Accounts.
Receipt by Sir Brian Tuke, treasurer of the King's chamber, for
17l. 14s. 4d. from John Grene, receiver of the lordship of Hunnesdon,
18 Jan. 23 Hen. VIII. Signed.
St. P. VII. 332.
731. Edw. Carne to Henry VIII.
Since writing on the 3rd, went with the ambassadors to the Pope,
to tell him of the endeavours made to obtain learned men from the Italian
universities, most of whom were contented to come, if it stood only with
them. Those from Padua dared not come, for Venice had forbidden them.
Parisius, of Bologna, had received two letters from the Emperor, and others
from his ambassadors, forbidding him to act against the Queen. All these
were once hired for the King.
Sir Gregory spoke to the Venetian ambassador and certain cardinals of
Venice, who said the Signory would not license any one to come, without the
consent of the Imperialists. The chief reader of Perusio could not come
without the Pope's licence. Asked his Holiness to compel the adverse party
to revoke such prohibitions, and to grant licences himself to those who would
not come otherwise. He replied that he would license those within the lands
of the Church, but could neither compel nor license those in the dominion of
Venice. He thought Parisius of Bologna had good cause not to come, for
he was born within the realm of Naples. For the reader of Perusio he
caused a licence to be made straightway. Said I only wished him to compel
the adverse party to revoke their unlawful request to the Dominion.
Showed him that it was expressly against the law, and desired him to
impute any failure to dispute at the time assigned, to the adverse party.
His Holiness said that to remedy this concerned the Consistory, and desired
us to apply to some of the cardinals. Applied to cardinal Ancona, and
showed him the necessity of obtaining these learned men, as those in Rome
durst not speak freely. Spoke also to cardinals De Monte, Fa[r]nesio and
In the Consistory on the 8th inst. the imperial Ambassador and the Queen's
counsel desired expedition of the cause. Encloses a copy of their petition.
The Pope called on the English ambassadors to reply, who referred to Karne.
Said that hindrance had been caused by the adverse party, and desired a
remedy. This petition was debated amongst the cardinals;—Sanctæ Crucis,
Ægidio, and Sanctorum Quatuor being against it—and Farnese, Trane, and De
Monte in its favor. Finally, both parties were ordered to bring their
petitions in writing on the 12th inst. Sends a copy of his petition. On the
12th some said his petition was relevant, others not; and he was assigned to
inform all the 27 cardinals before the 15th. Did this with the help of the
ambassadors, and furnished Farnesio, Trane, and Cesis with answers to the
Imperialists. Heard that Anchona, who only attends the Consistory when
matters of law are handled, said that the petition was relevant. On the
15th it was concluded to allow time for preparing the disputations till the
Purification of Our Lady.
When the Pope informed the ambassadors of this, they begged him to
cause the Imperialists to declare to the senate of Venice that they do not
wish to prohibit learned men from coming to defend the matter. He said
he would speak to the imperial Ambassador and do what he could.
Received on the 18th the King's letter, dated Greenwich, 2nd inst.,
desiring that no act should pass here till Benet's arrival. Rome, 20 Jan.
2. Petition of Carne to the Pope, setting forth that on 8 Jan. 1532 the
Emperor's ambassador, with Jo. Aloisius, advocate for the queen of England,
appeared in Consistory, and prayed that, as after many delays a term had
been fixed for hearing the king's excusator, viz., the first court day after
Epiphany, the cause might now be referred to D. Paulus, auditor of the Rota.
Karne has used the utmost diligence to obtain the attendance of the best
lawyers of Italy, but has failed from various causes; viz., at Perugia, because
Vincent de Herculanis would not attend without the Pope's express licence;
at Sienna, because Decius was decrepit; at Bologna and Padua, because
Peter Paul Parisi, of the former, and Francischinus da Curte and Marianus
Sozino, of the latter, were forbidden by the King's adversaries. Requests,
therefore, that, except Decius, to whom the journey might be fatal, and
Vincent, to whom licence has lately been given, the rest may have timely
notice to come.
Lat., pp. 2.