173. John Bunolt to Cromwell.
Sends, enclosed in a letter to Mr. Clarencieux, a letter from Hacket
brought today by one of his servants. Is perpetually bound to Cromwell for
his goodness. "Good master, the poor commoners of the Maresch prayeth
dayly for you, having trust that the orderyng by the King's highness and this
honorable Council should have been diffynshed in the said Maresch, as it
was then determyned. The poor people woll gladly be in rest, but they
be in doubt of it, because the matter appeareth not accordingly." Calais,
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Mr. [Cr]umwell, councillor to the King's highness
and master of his Grace's jewels. Endd.
174. Sir George Lawson to Cromwell.
Wrote to the King of the news. On Sunday night last, Monday,
Tuesday, and Wednesday, my Lord Warden with the Council and the
garrisons kept watch for the entry of the Scots, but they did not come.
The earl of Murray with divers lords of Scotland lie at Jedworth and Kelso
with 2,000 men besides the country, and against the next full moon there
come to the Borders other 2,000,—whether to defend or invade we
know not. Today the whole Council is gone to Warkworth to consult with
my Lord Warden.
Has received of Sir Rauf Ellercar from Cromwell, 1,500l. My Lord
Warden is very active, and has had ill lodging and rest this last week. I
pray you, move the King for the wardship of my son "Rykbees" heir,
considering the grandson and mother hath all his lands in feoffment. Warkworth,
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Master Cromwell, Esquire, and of the King's most
honorable Council. Endd.
Vit. B. XIV.
175. [Aug. De Augustinis] to Cromwell.
"Humillima commendatione ...
laboriosum, quam illi ...
opellam meam erga ...
istic omnia mo ...
et meæ diuturnæ ...
humanitate mi ...
et periculis meis ...
magis promissis ex vobis ...
verbo concepta, et toties ...
ne dicam evanescat, cum post p ...
nec liceat catello de micis cade[ntibus] de me[nsa] ...
quod me etiam plurimum perturbat, quod neque pensio mea jam ...
prætextu jamjam mihi concedendæ compensationis, itaque utraque ...
quando utram habiturus sum ignoro, nec spei locum aliquem mihi
... sequar tamen ut cœpi, hoc est, nihil non agere in rem
vestram ubi ... nihilominus parum in hac aula commorabor, et
forsan ex hoc loco ... nam ut antea significavi Magnificentiæ
vestræ post Cæsaris hinc discessum ist ... per Galliam comitatus
dominum de Veyli, oratorem regis Christianissimi, qui per illa ...
nias proficiscitur, ut ego ipse res meas istic utcunque expediam.
Cæsar perendie, qui erit dies xxiiij. Februarii, et dies Mathiæ ...
sibi natalis, ex hac urbe discedet, nisi mutet sententiam, et ...
Alexandriam Statiliensem, ibique et in locis circumvicinis verbi ...
per viij. aut x. dies commorabitur, quoad classis Januæ ...
Pontifex xij. circiter die ab ejus discessu hinc discedet versus ro[mam] ...
ibique ad aliquot dies Anconæ morabitur, et forsan Pascha celebr[abit]
... nudius tertius fuit creatus cardinalis, licet quinque alii fuerint ...
[archi]episcopus Barrensis Hispanus, consiliarius Cæsaris, vir non omnino
con ... qui non amplius sequetur Cæsarem, sed manebit in Curia
Ro[mana] ... cardinalis Oxomensis, qui vadit in Hispaniam, et
protector erat Hi[spanorum] nunc Romæ Cæsaris negotiorum curator, adeoque
Pontifex semper eri[t] ... et circumvallatus a Cæsarianis.
Michael Maius, quia creatus est vicecancellarius Arragoniæ ...
Hispaniæ, orator Cæsaris Romæ, et procurator serenissimæ reginæ
[Angliæ] ... vadit in Hispanias, et loco ejus relinquitur comes de
Cif[uentes] ... quam ingeniosus, non minus tamen Maio in procuratione
acer ... fœdus illud hic in Italia jam pridem agitatum
in defensio[nem] ... paratum ; quia vellent etiam ducem
Ferrariensem, cum eis * * * commoditatem loci translatus
... Ungaria ad x. Martii,
... de qua superioribus meis
... in aliquam compositionem
... Saxoniæ, quam tamen comp
... quod a fidedignis intelligo
... [ma]gnam summam pecuniarum dare
... [pe]rturbetur, prudenti hæc satis sunto
... nec ab ea opinione dimoveor
... is multum cum Pontifice laborasse, ut id
... ens illud refugit, cum honeste negare non
... a causatus est, et inter cætera, nam reliqua
brevitatis causa ... num non debere fieri nisi (fn. 1) principes
christiani essent concor[des] ... usque ad finitum consilium promitterent
se ab armis abstinere, alioquin ... oni ex eo sequi poterit,
ac magis consequetur concilii vilipensio ... ut talis concordia
et abstinentia, facilius et firmius fieri posset, operam ... unam
suam pollicitus est, ut si Cæsari videretur regem Christianissimum convenire
... Nissam, quæ est sub duce Sabaudiæ ad mare Narbonense. Cæsar
autem ... videret hic esse diverticulum quoddam, timens tamen
etiam novam aliquam præ ... regis Christianissimi cum Pontifice,
qua Pontifex a se abalienaretur, præsertim ... icto superioribus diebus
per procuratores illo conjugio inter ducem Aure[lian]ensem et neptim Pontificis
visus est ab incepto desistere. In summa sicuti [alia]s dixi, verum
et generale concilium non erit, sed solum quidam prætextus conci[lii] et
mittentur nuncii ad omnes principes, et indicetur, et si fiet, solum erit de
concer ... ad fidem et hæc omnia ut contineant in officio, sea potius
deludant Germa[nos] et reliquos Christianos, verum meo tenui judicio si
Pontifex et isti pur[pur]ati saperent, plus aliis curarent cogendum concilium,
et de moribus et de fide, alio ... cum in dies ordo ecclesiasticus apud
omnes nationes eo opprobrii et conte[mptus dev]enerit, et in dies magis
deveniet, ut nisi concilii auctoritate, et principum fa[vore] erigatur, verendum
est ne ejus totalis ruina brevi immineat. [Dux S]abaudiæ, die xvj. hujus
cum uxore hinc discessit, ambo reconciliati me[diatione C]æsaris, primogenitus
ejus hic est, et cum Cæsare, atque cum matre : quæ ...
occurret Alexandriæ aut Januæ in Hispaniam adnavigabit.
[Magnificentia vestra] cum his complicatas habebit literas illas impressas
Presbyteri Joannis [quas] superioribus meis ante non missi, quia non fuit
tabellarius, qui ad [Angliam ve]niret, quid de illis videbitur ipsa judicabit,
mihi videntur omnia conficta ... regis Portugalliæ,
et in exaltationem primatus Pontificis.
... discesserit me itineri versus Angliam præparato, ut sortem
meam ... video occlusas esse tot laboribus meis portas vestræ
pietatis, et ... Deum Optimum Maximum tandem convertat in
Christianam chari[tatem] ... vestris quam simillimos faciat.
* ex conn ...
Huc venit et ...
et auxilium et ...
de auxilio et ...
cui supplico ut ...
me condemnare ...
re exmo Duci ...
singularissimis. Datæ [xxij. Feb. 1532.]" (fn. 2)
Hol., mutilated. Add. : Magco, &c., Dño Thomæ Cromwell, sermi Regis
Angliæ consiliario, etc. Londi[ni].
St. P. VII. 422.
176. Wallop to Henry VIII.
William Kene, my servant, arrived on the 12th with your Grace's
letters, dated Westm., 9th, whilst I was at Rouen. I have declared to the French
king the specialties conveyed in the extract. He said he had been advertised
of them by his ambassador in England, and made answer by Langeais.
He begged me to say that whatever sweet words the Pope may have used to
the Emperor in your matter, it was all dissimulation. He sees no reason for a
truce for three years where no war is. He will condescend to a general, but
not to a particular council, and says that a proposition has been made to
him for one to be held on the Italian-French frontier, from which you were
to be omitted ; to which he would not consent. He promised to write to
Tournon and Grammont to further your cause with the Pope. Has not
spoken of their coldness in this behalf, in consequence of the postscript to
the King's letter. Though they have been cold in setting forth the King's
cause, they have been right hot and diligent in procuring a marriage between
the duke of Orleans and the Pope's niece, but of this Francis dropped not a
word. It is said that Ferdinand and the Waiwode have concluded a truce for
five months. Paris, 22 Feb. Signed.
St. P. VII. 424.
177. Haukins to Henry VIII.
Since his last letter has spoken to the Pope with a view to draw
him into conversation, and to remove his scruples about the variety of
opinions of the learned men, and the force of the Levitical law. His answer
was, that without a mandate from the King he could do nothing. On the
18th conversed with a friar who has written on the King's cause. He holds
that the dispensation was void, because there was not a maxima causa.
Details the conversation. Compliments the King on the appointment of
Cranmer as archbishop. Campeggio on Feb. 21 propounded in the Consistory
the vacancy, and the bulls desired for the elect. The annates ad
rigorem are 10,000 ducats. The "propina" of Campeggio comes to 1,500
ducats. The Pope's officers for small services will demand 3,000 or 4,000,
and at the next Consistory the Archbishop will have his pall for 1,000
ducats more. "This pall is a piece of white cloth, made of the wool of
certain lambs, which the Pope halloweth, and consecrate by the Pope, and
laid upon St. Peter his sepulchre." The Emperor leaves on the Thursday
after Ash Wednesday. Supposes the King knows of the marriage between
the Pope's niece and the duke of Orleans. The Emperor "letteth slip" his
sentence for the duke of Ferrara against the Pope. Bologna, 22 Feb.
Hol. Add. Endd.
28,585, f. 222,
178. Dr. Ortiz to the Empress.
Letters have come from Flanders of 24 Jan., stating that the brief
has been received, and will be notified. The Emperor sends to order it to
be notified at once.
Eustace Chapuis writes from England that on Christmas Eve Master Abel
and another preacher were let out of the Tower, where they were confined,
with orders not to preach or write until five days after Easter (Pascua).
The truce between England and Scotland came to an end on St. Andrew's
Day (por Santandres), and the English have invaded Scotland in three
places and done much damage, taking more than 300 prisoners. The Scotch
ambassador in England had returned. It is feared there will be war. The
Emperor has sent the count of Cifuentes here as ambassador.
Since writing the above, letters have arrived from the ambassador in
England, dated 9 Feb., stating that the brief has been notified in Flanders,
and that the king of England has given the archbishopric of Canterbury
to a chaplain of "this Ana," which has been taken ill by many. Bolonia,
22 Feb. 1533.
Sp., pp. 3. Modern copy.
179. Sir Richard Bulkeley to Cromwell.
Has a brother at Cambridge, John Bulkeley, M.A., a priest well
seen in divinity, who has no exhibition but what the writer gives him,
which he cannot easily spare during his father's life. Desires Cromwell to
get him the benefice of Danam, in Cheshire, which is in the gift of
Mr. Savage, now the King's ward, especially as it is said Dr. Bonar is to be
bishop of Chester. Will. Brereton, of the privy chamber, has married
Savage's mother. The benefice is worth 20l. a year. Will give Cromwell
20l. for his pains to buy him a saddle, and his brother will give him yearly
a third of the value of the benefice. But Cromwell must anticipate
Brereton's application, as he has the nonage of the child. Beaumaris.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Privy Council. Endd.
180. Chapuys to Charles V.
As the Queen sees that the obstinacy of the King increases daily, and
the appearances of disorder in view of the new marriage, she is compelled
to employ your aid. Since my last of the 15th, the King does not cease to
press the archbishops of Canterbury and York, the bishops of London,
Winchester, and Lincoln, and many others, Italians as well as English, to
subscribe a document he has drawn up to his taste, of a very strange nature,
as you will see. The archbishop of York and the bishop of Winchester have
not yet agreed to do so. The elect of Canterbury has made no difficulty about
it, and has even solicited it, as if it were his own business ; and if it be true,
as I am told today on good authority, that he has gone to give the Queen
special notice of it, he has given good earnest of maintaining the opinion of
the King in this divorce without variation. He has married (esposé) the
King to the Lady, in presence of the father, mother, brother, and two of her
favorites, and one of his priests. If it be so, the King has taken the best
means of preventing him from changing his opinions when raised to his
dignity, as the archbishop of York has done. It is very probable either that
the said elect has solemnised these espousals, or has promised to do so for
certain considerations, as I have written to your Majesty, especially as since
he has been elected he has dared to say openly that he would maintain,
on pain of being burned, that the King might take the Lady to wife. The
bruit continues, that in order to accomplish the said marriage the King
waits for nothing else except the bulls of the elect ; and for this purpose he
has commanded those who have the charge of it to summon a provincial
synod for the 16th. It is said that the King means to demand money for a
war with Scotland, and to make harbours on the coast ; and the better to
colour the matter, the king of France has sent him a master architect. The
French ambassador had intended to visit me, but was prevented by company,
and proposes to do so tomorrow. It is said that Melanchthon is in one of
the King's lodgings, and has been there for eight days, but it is kept such a
secret that I can find no one who knows the certainty of it. The King has
written for him expressly, I think merely for the Queen's affair, for he favors
her, and because he pretends and wishes to have in his hands all ecclesiastical
ordinances,—not only the synodical ones of this kingdom, but the papal as
well. And in order the better to conduct the affair, last year he induced the
prelates, by menaces and devices, to submit to whatever should be decided
by 40 persons, of whom one half should be appointed by himself, and the
other by the prelates, and himself above all. For this reformation, or rather
deformation, it seems he could find no fitter instrument than Melanchthon, so
as to give the utmost possible trouble to the Pope, that his previous boasts
might not be without effect.
The King intends to raise a regiment of horse, and will take the goods of
the Church to pay them. He is fleecing the clergy in various ways, and he
has just made the Chancellor a present of the best house in Westminster,
and given him more than 1,000 ducats of rent out of the revenues of the
said abbey. The Scots will do nothing. The four ships will sail tomorrow
with 400 men and victuals for four months.
Yesterday the King sent for an English merchant who commonly resides
in Flanders, and inquired of him curiously about the execution of the brief,
and of what was said in Flanders about his marriage, and also about the
country, whether it was rich, populous, and loyal to your Majesty, and if it
could be easily conquered ; to all which points his answers were quite
against the King's wish, who wondered much at what he said, and heaved
innumerable sighs. London, 23 Feb. 153.
Hol., Fr., pp. 5. From a modern copy.
St. P. VII. 426.
181. Haukins to Henry VIII.
The league between the princes of Italy, the Pope, and the Emperor
will probably be published in two days. The Venetians will not change the
old one, and the duke of Ferrara sticks upon certain conditions. Bologna,
23 Feb. 1533.
Hol. Add. Endd.
182. Clement VII. and Charles V.
Treaty for defence against the Turk, with a clause that if the Pope
treat for the marriage of Katharine de Medici with a son of Francis I. he
shall take security that France shall assist in a council for religion and
defence against the Turks. Also a clause touching duke Alexander ; and
another that the English divorce be not tried anywhere but at Rome, but
that the Pope shall give no countenance to the king of England's relations
with Anne Boleyn, but shall act upon the brief he lately issued. Bologna,
24 Feb. 1533.
183. The Town Of Oxford to Cromwell.
We have received your letters dated 20 Feb., in which you advise us
to surrender our liberties to the King as the university has done ; to which
we have consented, trusting that you will see that we lose none of our
liberties, as we pay him yearly a great fee-farm. Oxford, 26 Feb.
P. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council. Endd.
184. Wm. Du Bellay [Lord Of Langey], Beauvoys, and Dinteville
to Francis I.
Yesterday the king of England sent for Dinteville to show him
certain news from Italy ; and Langey, who had news to communicate to him
from France, and Beauvais, who had just returned from Scotland, accompanied
him. He was pleased with Langey's charge, and agreed with Francis,
even about the interview, to which he will send some one whom he trusts,
either the duke of Norfolk or the earl of Wiltshire. He desired them to
write and say that he wished Francis would desire the cardinals Tournon
and Grammont to cause the Pope to do nothing in his affair meanwhile.
Langey told him that it would be to their common advantage if he would
compose his differences with the Scotch king. He replied, as he had done
previously to Montpesat and Dinteville, that any means the King could find
would be good for him. Beauvais then told him what he had done in
Scotland. He was greatly pleased therewith, especially when he heard that
Francis hoped to arrange an interview between him and his nephew. Will
not write more, as Langey and Beauvais leave in three or four days, and
there is danger of letters being intercepted at sea. London, 26 Feb.
185. Sir Geo. Lawson to Cromwell.
Has a letter from one of his servants whom he sent along the seacoast
to Humber to escry Scotch ships of war. Sends it to the King. He
has given warning to all the King's ships now laden with victuals for
Berwick not to leave their harbours unless they know the coast to be clear,
and the King's ships of war at hand. Urges that the said ships be sent with
all haste. Is anxious to know the King's pleasure touching the contents of
his last. Wishes an answer from Cromwell to his own two articles. Has
commanded John Raven to visit Cromwell from time to time about them. This
morning a Scotch ship lying upon the Farne Island chased a ship of Lynne,
laden with beans and malt, but she got safe to Berwick. No news but that
Murray is still at Jedworth. It is said he was in Riddesdale with a great
power last Tuesday night, and burnt two or three small steads. The poor
soldiers of Berwick were last night in the Mershe, and burnt a good village
beside Byllemyre, and much corn there, bringing home cattle and other spoil.
Thinks the King should give them a reward of 20l. Remember money, as
the first day of the month is this next Thursday. Berwick, 27 Feb.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. : To Master Cromwell, Esquire, and of the King's
most honorable Council. Endd.
186. Sir George Lawson to Henry VIII.
Sent lately a servant along the coast to escry Scotch ships of war,
and give warning to the ships laden with corn at Hull and elsewhere for
the victualling of the Border garrisons, not to leave their havens till they
knew the coast to be clear. Encloses his letter. Requests that the ships
of war be sent northwards in all haste. This morning a ship of Lynn
was chased by a man of war off the Farne Island, but came in safety to
Berwick. Begs him to remember the contents of his late letters to the
King and Cromwell. Berwick, 27 Feb. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
18, B. VI. f. 18.
187. James V. to the Queen Of Navarre.
Thanks her for her good will, of which he has heard from the duke
of Albany and his ambassadors. Desires credence for David Betoun,
apostolic prothonotary, who is going as his ambassador. Striveling,
27 Feb. 1532.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
188. Italian League.
League for the defence of Italy between the Pope, Charles V., the
dukes of Milan, Ferrara, and Mantua, and the republics of Sienna and Lucca.
Bologna, 27 Feb. 1533.
189. John Whalley to Cromwell.
I wrote more largely on the 23rd, showing what things I have
passed since my coming to Yarmouth, both touching the King's wines and
certain letters found in a Frenchman, belonging to the Scottishmen. These
letters remain in the hands of Robert Batys, constable of Leystoft, and the
ship also. The letters are not sent up, for all that I could do. Refers to the
bearer, a servant of the King's, who has shown the writer much gentleness
for Cromwell's sake. Though I expected to have bargained with the
merchants of Yarmouth for all the King's wines, they would only give me
200 mks., the amount being 54 tuns by estimate. So I went and filled part
of them yesterday and today. The wines take much "ollage," and have
leaked considerably. I have played the cooper myself. Five or six
merchants and innkeepers of Norwich have been here, who would not have
bought 15 tun in all, yet would have demanded one hogshead of red wine in
every tun, and might have had 4l. 10s. the tun to have had their choice. I
refused because the rest might have laid on my hands. Mr. Parys, of
Norwich, today offered me 3l. 13s. 4d. to have them all. Let me know
your pleasure. Yarmouth, 28 Feb. 1532.
Hol. Add. Endd. Sealed.
18. B. VI. 18.
190. James V. to the Parliament Of Paris.
Complains of the attempts to dissolve the friendship between the two
realms, notwithstanding the treaty of Rouen. The attack of the enemy
upon Scotland is a preparation for an invasion of France. It is a bitter
thing that they are inclining to the side of the common enemy, neglecting
their old friendship with Scotland. If faithfulness to their allies does not
move them, they must remember that these new treaties are made for the
destruction of both French and Scotch, whose strength being first weakened,
France will be attacked. The Ambassador will explain more fully. Striveling,
28 Feb. 1532.
This is to be delivered if the result with the French king is contrary to
Afterwards our Ambassador in Flanders must be visited.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
18, B. VI. 18b.
191. James V. to [Mary] Queen Of Hungary.
Desires credence for David Betoun, abbot of Abirbrothok, keeper of
the Privy Seal.
Imperfect. Lat., p. 1. Copy.
18, B. VI. 190.
192. James V. to Lord Bevres.
Thanks him for his offer of a wife of his family, which Gerard Vyon
and Nicolas Canyvet have declared to him.
Nero, B. VI.
193. The Italian League.
Proclamation made by the Emperor at Bologna that he and the Pope
have confirmed the league and confederation made on 23 Dec. 1529,
between the Pope, Emperor, Venice, and other powers of Italy, and have
strengthened it by a new league in which all the other powers of Italy are
included, as appears by a public instrument signed yesterday, 27 Feb. 1533.
P. 1. Italian.
St. P. VII. 416.
194. Henry VIII. to Benet.
Received their letters of the 8th, and has written to remove their
doubts touching the payment of the money to the Young Man, and supply
some omissions in Bonner's instructions. If the vote of the Young Man
agrees with that of the Old Man, they may pay the money and excuse delay.
As to the Pope's attempt to amplify his jurisdiction to our prejudice and
displeasure, we rest on the determination of the university of Orleans, that
we are not bound to appear before him in person or by proxy ; and if he has
sent any commission to Capisuccha to the contrary, he has done us intolerable
wrong. We know what the Pope should and may do, and will treat him
accordingly ; and you are to tell him of the determination made by the
learned, and urge him to act with circumspection, considering how great is
the danger. "Ye be St. Peter's successor," you shall tell him, "a fisher, who
when he draweth his net too fast and too hard, then he breaketh it, and
pulling it softly taketh fish good plenty." Princes are great fishes, and must
be handled with policy. The King is not to be vexed with the excessive
pre-eminence of the Pope's authority. They are to communicate this letter
to Tournon and Grammont.
P.S.—If the Pope will not devise some means for our satisfaction, you
shall say to him that if he will not be guided by the opinions of the learned,
and refuse to grant so small a matter affecting the King's rights, no princes
of Christendom will tolerate such proceedings ; that as heretofore all
matters have been determined in their own realms, to which the only objection
is that of the Queen, that the place is not indifferent, it is doubtful how
the world will take it. If, you may tell him, you can exercise this jurisdiction
over the king of England, all princes will imagine you can exercise
it over them, and force them to appear in your courts at your commandment.
Therefore it were best you admitted the excusator, and remitted the cause to
England ; and if the Queen complains, on making her cause good before three
indifferent judges, they shall appoint a place for discussion of the cause.
You shall further tell him that you have heard from Flanders that certain
writings coming from the Holy See have been sent up in derogation both
of the justice and the affection lately showed unto us by his Holiness.
We send you a copy, which is not to be shown as coming from us.
Copy badly mutilated and gall-stained. The letter is in the hand of
Wriothesley, and the P.S. in that of Tuke. Endd.
195. Bulls From Rome.
Proclamation against purchasing from Rome, or publishing anything
purchased within this year past in derogation of the King's authority, as the
King fears that attempts will be made to hinder the execution of Acts passed
by the Parliament late holden at Westminster for the reformation of divers
abuses maintained by the clergy.
Cleop. E. VI.
2. Extract from the preceding, printed in Wilkins, iii. 755.
196. Grants in February 1533.
1. Geo. Blenerhasset. Licence to enfeoff
John Jernegan, Humph. Wyngfeld, Rob.
Drury, and Hen. Calthropp, to the use of
the said George and Margaret his wife, of
the manor of Boylandes, Norf., and a moiety
of the same manor, Suff. Westm., 3 Feb.
—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7.
2. Nic. Chalysworthe of Whitfeldhurst,
Derby, husbandman. Reversal of outlawry,
sued for trespass in the Common Pleas by
Nic. Braye ; the said Nicholas having surrendered
to the Flete prison as certified by
Sir Robert Norwiche, C. J. Westm., 3 Feb.
—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3.
3. Anth. Kyngston, one of the "appositores"
of the King's table. To be steward
of the castle, manor, lordship, and hundred
of Berkley, Glouc., and of the possessions
of William late marquis of Berkeley, and
master or keeper of "Haw parke," Glouc.,
late of the said marquis ; with fees of 10l.
a year as steward, and four marks a year
as keeper of Hawe park. Greenwich,
24 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Feb.
—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 9.
4. Yorkshire : Commission to Sir Ralph
Evers, John Barton, Thos. Wentworth, and
Rob. Lacy, to make inquisition p.m. on the
lands and heir of Will. Sare. Westm., 4 Feb.
ii. Similar commission to Ralph Evers,
Ralph Bukton, Thos. Wentworth, and Rob.
Lacy, on the lands and heir of Ric. Thorneton.
Westm., 4 Feb.
iii. Similar commission to John Norton,
Ralph Evers, John Barton, and Walter
Grymstede, on the lands and heir of Thos.
Lynly. Westm., 4 Feb.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII.
p. 1, m. 2d.
5. Simon Guyn. Grant of the Spytyl
house of Holowey, Midd., for life. Greenwich,
19 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
6. Earl of Essex. (fn. 3) Inspeximus and innotescimus
of certain charters of Rob. de
Ver, formerly earl of Oxford, and Sir John
de Preyers, to Sir John Bourchier, archdeacon
of Essex, respecting land in Hengham
Sibill, and the advowson of the church
there. Westm., 5 Feb.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII.
p. 2, m. 10.
7. Cumb. : Commission to John Skelton
of Brannthwayt, John Skelton of Armathwate,
and John Rybton, sen., to make inquisition
p.m. on the lands and heir of
Ric. Suthake, clk. Westm., 6 Feb.—Pat.
24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
8. Sir John Sentlowe. Grant of the office
of chief steward of the lordship of Portebury,
Somerset, lately held by Sir Anth.
Poyntz, deceased ; with the same fee as
the said Anthony had. Westm., 4 Feb.
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Feb.—
P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 9.
9. Hen. Norres, esquire of the Royal
Body, the King's purse-bearer, alias keeper
of the King's usual monies and jewels.
Pardon and release. Eltham, 22 June
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Feb.—P.S.
Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
10. Wm. Petows, clk. Presentation to
the parish ch. of St. Nicholas in Calais, void
by death. Westm., 5 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 6 Feb.—P.S.
11. Agnes Atkynson alias Diconson, of
London, spinster. Pardon for the robbery
of certain articles of clothing of Ric. Clerke,
at North Mymmes, Herts, (in which Giles
Diconson of London, cook, and Tho. Gregorye
of Coventry, labourer, were her
accomplices,) on the 25 May, 22 Hen. VIII.
Greenwich, 28 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 6 Feb.—P.S.
12. Wm. Levet, clk., LL.B. Presentation
to the parish ch. of Stanford Ryvers,
Essex, London dioc., void by resignation.
Greenwich, 2 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 6 Feb.—P.S.
13. Rob. Pye. Lease of lands in the
lordship of Malmshill, Heref., parcel of the
earldom of March, viz., Rye, Stywardismersshe,
and Roundhey, and other parcels
named, for 21 years ; at certain stated rents.
Del. Westm., 7 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
14. Edm. Harvy of Kimbolton, Hunts.
Pardon for the murder of Roger Hanforde.
Greenwich, 2 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 7 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 2.
15. Ric. Hill, serjeant of the King's
cellar. Grant of a piece of land called "le
Dongehyll," in a place called "le Knowmarket,"
near Sentt John Strete without
the bars of Westsmythfeld, London, Midd.,
being in breadth on the south side from the
tenement of the master and brethren of the
hospital of St. Bartholomew in Westsmythfeld
to the common road leading to
Clerkenwell 24 feet, and on the north side,
between the same limits, 54 feet ; and in
length along the said common road 68 feet ;
on which piece of land the dwellers in the
neighbourhood have placed their dung, and
made a dung heap thereof ; with all messuages,
tenements, &c. thereon ; and all
messuages, lands, and tenements in Sent
John Strete, alias Cowcrosse Strete, near
Smythfeld, in the suburbs of London, lately
held by Thos. Trewe alias Thos. Shyngle,
and afterwards by Will. Cope and Nowel
Loveday, by grant of King Henry VII. or
of the present King ; to hold by fealty at
the annual rent of 20d. Eltham, 24 Nov.
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Feb.—P.S.
(fn. 4) Pat. p. 2, m. 23.
16. Lewis ap Watkyns, yeoman of the
Guard. Pension of 6d. a day as fee of the
Crown, in the duchy of Cornwall, as enjoyed
by Griffin Rede, deceased. Westm., 5 Feb.
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Feb.—P.S.
17. Anth. Ghuydott, merchant of Florence
and of Southampton. Denization. Greenwich,
25 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
18. Wm. ap Howell, one of the marshals
of the King's hall. To have the
corrody in the monastery of St. Augustine,
Bristowe, surrendered by Simon Burton.
Westm., 4 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
19. Ric. Hogh, of Leghton, Cheshire.
Pardon for the murder of Ralph Davenporte
at Molyngton Banaster. Westm., 8 Feb.
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Feb.—P.S.
20. Percival Harte. Reversion of the
office of one of the ushers of the Receipt of
Exchequer, and the custody of "le Starre
Chambre" in Westminster palace, which
were granted by pat. 21 July 18 Hen. VIII.
to Sir Thos. Palmer. Westm., 6 Feb. 24
Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Feb.—P.S. Pat.
p. 2, m. 21.
21. Rob. Brokylsby. Lease of the site
and the demesne lands of the manor of
Kyrton, and lands in Bromeby, Burton, and
Parva Rysby, thereto belonging ; parcel
of the duchy of Cornwall in co. Linc., late
in the tenure of Sir Rob. Sheffeld ; for 21
years ; at certain stated rents. Del. Westm.,
12 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
ii. Memorandum of a lease made on
12 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. ; particulars not
22. Yorkshire : Commission to Seth
Snawsell, Edm. Copyndale, Ralph Pulleyn,
and Anth. Hamond, to make inquisition
p. m. on the lands and heir of John Vavasour.
Westm., 12 Feb.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII.
p. 1, m. 2d.
23. Nic. Williams. Lease, by the advice
of Sir John Daunce and John Hales, of the
site of the manor of Sherston, Wilts, with
all houses thereon built, and all demesne
lands, &c. thereto belonging, parcel of the
lands of the late earl of Warwick ; with
reservations ; for 21 years, at the annual
rent of 8l. 10s., and 10s. of increase ; on
surrender of pat. 21 Feb. 10 Hen. VIII.,
granting a similar lease of the premises in
a different form. Del. Westm., 12 Feb.
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
24. Luke de Lukery, merchant of Ragusa.
Licence to convey one horse out of
the realm. Westm., 12 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII.
25. Ralph Weitwoode, of Newcastle-on-Tyne,
merchant, alias of London, ironmonger.
Protection ; going in the suite of Sir Thos.
Clifford, vice-captain of Berwick-upon-Tweed.
Westm., 12 Feb.—Fr. 23 Hen. VIII. m. 2.
26. Wm. Newporte and Philippa his wife.
Lease of all lands, &c. in co. Worc., called
"Hadser ferme," late in the tenure of Ric.
Newporte, parcel of Warwickislandes ; with
reservations ; for 21 years, as lately held by
the said Richard, at the annual rent of
8l. 3s. 4d., and 20d. of increase. Del.
Westm., 13 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. — S.B.
Pat. p. 2, m. 2.
27. Wm. Goddard. Lease of the site of
the manor of Cheriell, parcel of the earldom
of Warwick, with all houses thereon built,
and all demesne lands thereto belonging ;
for 21 years, at the annual rent of 25l. 10s.,
and 5s. of increase ; with reservations ; on
surrender by the said William, as son and
executor of Ric. Goddard, deceased, of
pat. 12 Aug. 10 Hen. VIII., being a similar
lease to the said Richard. Del. Westm.,
13 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 2.
28. Humph. Jenetts and Margery his
wife, and Will. Genetts. Lease of a watermill,
called "Forde mylle," in the lordship
of Wycheband, near Wyche, Worc. ; with
reservations ; for 21 years, at the annual
rent of 43s. 4d., and 20d. of increase. Del.
Westm., 13 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. — S.B.
Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
29. Ric. Best. To be one of the King's
gunners in the Tower of London, with fees
of 8d. a-day as enjoyed by Geoff. Horne,
deceased. Honnesdon, 15 July 24 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 13 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 23.
30. Peter Young, one of the yeomen of
the Crown. Grant of the 6d. a-day lately held
by Sir Thos. Spert, as fee of the Crown.
Dover, 14 Nov. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
14 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
31. Laurence Stubbes, clk. Presentation
to the parish church of Moore Monketon,
York dioc., vice John Benolt, clk., resigned.
Westm., 11 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
15 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
32. Thos. Baschurch, clk. Presentation
to the parish church of All Saints in Northcerney,
Worc. dioc., vice Laurence Stubbes,
clk., resigned. Westm., 11 May 24 Hen. VIII
Del. Westm., 15 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
33. John Benolt, clk. Presentation to
the parish church of Olderkyrke alias Aldermary,
in the marches of Calais, Terouenne
dioc., in the jurisdiction of Canterbury, vice
John Baschurch, clk., deceased. Westm.,
11 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Feb.
—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 19.
34. Ric. Holton and Thos. Gyttyns, merchants
of London. Licence to import in a
Brittish (i.e. Breton) ship 20 tuns of Gascon
wine. Del. Westm., 16 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII.—
35. Sir John Daunce. Wardship and
marriage of Will. son and heir of Sir John
Skevyngton, deceased. Del. Westm., 17 Feb.
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 2.
36. John Smyth. Custody of the manor
of Drayton, Northt., of the annual value of
6l. 12d., and the lands and tenements in
Thenford, Northt., of the annual value of 12s.,
and of the other lands and tenements in said
co., and in cos. Beds, Bucks, and Oxon, of
the annual value of 11l. 17s., lately belonging
to Nic. Woodhull, deceased, during the
minority of Anth. Woodhull, son and heir
of the said Nicholas ; with the wardship and
marriage of the said heir. Del. Westm.,
17 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 2.
37. Thos. Jones. Wardship and marriage
of John son and heir of Thos. Perrot,
deceased. Westm., 12 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 17 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 3.
38. Anne Knyght, widow. Lease of two
water-mills built under one roof, with two
tofts or closes adjoining, and a mill called "a
Maltemyll," and a meadow called "Millehome,"
adjoining, in the lordship of Hanneslap
or Hanslap, parcel of Warwicke londs,
Bucks ; with reservations ; for 21 years, at the
annual rent of 6l. 13s. 4d., and 3s. 4d. of increase.
Del. Westm., 17 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII.
—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
39. John lord Hussey. Wardship and
marriage of Thomas son and heir of Chr.
Wynbusshe, deceased. Del. Westm., 17 Feb.
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
40. Nic. Poynes. To be keeper and
master of the hunt of deer of Mykelwood
chase, and of Whitclyff park, Glouc. Westm.,
12 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Feb.
—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 9.
41. Wm. Bayly, of Blansford, Dorset,
smith. Pardon for having killed Edw. Calverley
of Blansford, fletcher, by a blow given
in self-defence 14 Sept. 23 Hen. VIII., of
which the said Edward died on the 7th (sic)
Sept. the same year, as appears by the record
of Sir Wm. Shelley, and his associates, certified
before the said William and Wm. Marshall,
justices of gaol delivery for Dorset
gaol at Shaftesbury. Westm., 18 Feb.—
Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2.
42. John Rydley, page of the King's
bows. Lease of the site of the manor of
Ambresbury, and all demesne land thereto
adjoining, parcel of the lands called Salesbury
lands, Wilts, now in the tenure of John
Wellesbourne by virtue of patent 18 May
12 Hen. VIII. for 21 years ; with reservations ;
for 21 years from Mich., A.D. 1541,
on the expiration of the said patent, at the
annual rent of 16l. 5s. Del. Westm., 19 Feb.
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
43. Thos. duke of Norfolk. Grant of the
reversion of the manors of Acton Burnell,
Holgate, Abbeton, Millenchepe, Longdon,
Chatwall, Smythcote, Wulstanton, Uppyngton,
and Rushbury, Salop, with knights' fees,
advowsons, &c. thereto belonging ; the said
Duke now having estate in the premises
(which the King hereby ratifies) as son and
heir of Thos. late duke of Norfolk, deceased,
to whom they were granted in tail male by
pat. 1 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII., which grant was
confirmed in the Parliament 5 Hen. VIII.
Westm., 26 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
28 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 26.