274. The Town Of Oxford to Cromwell.
We hear that the university makes great labor to the King to have
a commission to enjoy all the liberties they used to have until the King has
made a determination between us. We beg you will stay it, as we should
have more trouble than before. Oxford, 26 March.
P. 1. Add. : Of the Council. Endd. : "O.—Letters, anno xxiiij. et
xxv. R. H. viij."
275. Richard Crumwell to Dr. Raynes, Chancellor to my
Lord of Lincoln. (fn. 1)
Requesting the lease of the parsonage of Coreby, in Lincolnshire, for
the bearer, "my uncle's servant," who says he has been brought up under your
mastership. He has lands near Coreby, and will pay a reasonable fine.
Will not entertain any malice and false suggestion which was spoken of
Raynes. London, Wednesday after Mid Lent Sunday. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
276. Convocation Of Canterbury.
On Friday, 12 April , discussed a reply to the supplication of
the House of Commons made to the King ; on which his Majesty expected
a speedy reply. Summons for Latymer to appear on the 19th, to reply in
the matter of certain letters written by him to Mr. Grenewod, in the university
of Cambridge. On Latymer's appeal to the King, his Majesty referred
it to Convocation that they should decide ; on which he admits that he has
erred, not only in discretion but also in doctrine. On his submission, at the
King's request, he was received into favor. May 8, four books were
received by the prolocutor, on the authority of ecclesiastics to pass laws for
the suppression of heresy. Information having been received from the
duke of Norfolk that the House of Commons has granted the King a
fifteenth, payable in two years, the House resolved not to be behindhand.
The bishops of London and Lincoln, the abbots of Westminster and Burton,
with Sampson, dean of the Chapel Royal, and Edw. Foxe, the King's
almoner, were appointed to attend upon the King, and beg his favor to
uphold the immunities of the Church. May 10, articles proposed by the
King to be subscribed by the Convocation, &c. :—
1. That no constitution be promulged or put in execution without the
King's assent. 2. That 32 persons be appointed by the King, i.e. 16 of the
clergy and 16 of the temporalty, to revise the constitutions provincial
heretofore enacted, 3. All other constitutions standing with God's laws and
the King's to be in full strength, on receiving the Royal assent.
On May 15 the clergy made their submission before the King without
any reservation touching provincial councils.
Analysis of the votes.
Various prorogations, until Wednesday, 26 March .
2. Copy of the above articles submitted to Convocation.
277. Sir Christopher Garneys to Lord Lisle.
Thanks him for his loving letter, dated London, the 19th inst. Is
delighted to hear of Lisle's appointment as deputy of Calais. You wish to
have the lodging my lord Berners lay in, and there is none like it in this
town ; but a letter has come from the vice-treasurer of Calais, willing his
deputy and my lord Edmund Howard, controller of Calais, to seize all the
lands and goods which lord Berners had on this side the sea for the King.
Has spoken, however, to the vice-treasurer's deputy, and to Hastings, my
lord Berners' executor, who are quite content that Lisle shall have the
place for 10l. a year. Has retained the gardener to keep the garden an
the house sweet till Lisle come. The King has sent for all the pheasants
that Berners had ; nevertheless there is kept for you a cock and a hen, and
you shall be sure of three hens, by which you will have 50 or 60 eggs this
year. Recommends to his favor the servants of his predecessor, and would
be glad if, out of the number of 40, Lisle would keep 10 or 12 rooms for
such honest men as shall be recommended to him at his coming. Wishes
him to send a substantial servant to peruse the house, and provide fuel,
wheat, &c. Sends his own and his wife's commendations to lady Lisle.
Added in his own hand : Recommend me to my lord of Carlisle, and to
Sir Wm. Kingston and his wife. Calais, 27 March.
The Master Marshal of this town desires his recommendations. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.
Vit. B. XIV.
278. [August. ab Augustinis (fn. 2) to Cromwell.]
"Humillima commendatione [præmissa] ...
quo Cæsar huc i ...
scribam nisi de c ...
versus Januam ...
appellatum Novii, ...
passuum, ubi prim ...
unde paulopost suis ...
proficiscetur, qui locus ...
... us Arragoniæ, ubi v ...
.. iam est celebraturus cum ob ...
est singulo tertio anno quod ...
... cians, et maxime Arragoniam m ...
quoquidem in loco antequam conventus dimiss ...
Duobusdiebus antequam hinc discederet exautoravit ...
armaturæ numero circiter 600, necnon omnes pedites ...
ea lege ut in Germaniam proficiscantur, exceptis circiter ...
corporis Ducis Mediolanensis, quamobrem petivit ...
Germani per eorum loca libere transire permitterent in Germa[niam. Responderunt]
se hoc illis concessuros si absque maleficio, et non collect ...
quod quidem Cæsar futurum promissit, ac Tamisam eorum Du ...
ut urgentissimo mandato, ut absque alicujus injuria, o ...
turmatim duntaxat ditionem Venetorum transeant. Ceter ...
eos non permittent oppida ingredi, quinimmo eos semper a ter ...
copiis ne illi exemplo Italorum militum redeuntium superiore an[no]
... injuriam illatam ulcisci cupientes, fines suos devastent.
Matrimonium marchionis Montisferrandi cum domina Julia ... avunculo
sanguinis Cæsari conjuncta conclusum est cum Do ... ipsa ex
Ferraria ad maritum venit. Similiter ulterius pro[pter matrimonium] Ducis
Mediolanensis cum nepti Cæsaris filia Christierni regis [Daciæ] ...
Dux Mantuæ hesterna nocte huc venit prætextu saluta[ndi] ...
discedat, cæterum revera ut matrimonium marchion[is Montisferrandi
distur]bet, ne fraudetur successione ipsius Marchionatus.
Dominus a Rhodio magnus Magister seu primarius ...
conscenderit una cum Marchione * de Tunes prope
conti ... dio Coronen' mihi incertum
... Ludovico, nihil amplius
... aut in Hispaniam, Cæsar
... si ubi manifestum sit ejus
... a quodam magno principe
... jam pridem omnia cognovisse
... t nota inutiliter repetem
... entiss. Regis in vigilia Annuncia[tionis]
[Beatæ Mariæ, hoc e]st iiij. die postquam huc Cæsar pervenit ...
... Papiam etc. Cognita Cæsareæ Majestatis voluntate
... forsan usque una ibimus Lugdunum, ubi deflectitur via.
Nos vero usque ad aulam regis Christianissimi, unde postea ego ad ...
[prof]iciscar. Verum hæc satis sunto, coram plura. Felicissime va[leas]
cui humillime supplico, ut in gratia illius serenissimae Majestatis me conservare,
[nec]non humillime me commendatam habere apud Excellentissimum
ducem North[folciæ et] comitem Ulschyriæ, dominos meos singularissimos.
Datæ Alexandriæ, [MD]XXXIIJ. xxvij. Martii.
M. V. servitor humillimus, [A. A.]
"Postscripta, quia ...
... ssit hæc pauca adi ...
... trium distributionum co ...
butione, xxvm scutorum ...
[con]fœderati convenere quema[dmodum] ...
et a Cæsare tentati sunt, ut sa ...
... ant, utcopiæ suae quas tenentur praest[are] ...
... terminos dicti status Mediola[ni] ...
... ipsis, licet et Venetiis propediem ...
esset ista declaratio, nam cum ex dicto fœdere tenentur ...
tenentur etiam defendere omnes terminos illius, qui enim totum dicit, nihil
... contingentias belli posse declarare, cum illæ propemodum
sint infinitæ, verum ... hentium et Ducum prudentiæ, prout
necessitas postulaverit, ita se gerentium, ex ... Cæsarem, et
Pontificem timore invasionem Januensium per limites status Mediolanensis
... [con]fœderatorum pro utriusque status defensione.
"Dux Sabaudiae circa viij. hujushinc discedet versus sua, ipse et ...
lerat, quæ erit, puto, circa xvij. instantis, obtenta pragmatica et aliis per
... servitor humillimus, [A. A.]
"Dux Mediolani decidit spe habendi in uxorem neptim Pontificis, quæ
omnium judicio reservatur duci Aurelianensi.
"Creatus est locumtenens Caesaris in Italia Don Antonius de Lyeva cum
maxi ... de Gonzaga factus est generalis capitaneus pro defensione
status Mediola[nensis ... non] absque indignatione quod sibi prælatus
fuerit Antonius Lyeva, obtenta venia [versus regnum Nea]politanum
proficiseitur, inde ut ajunt in Hlspania profecturus.
"Cæsaris discessus est prorogatus a[b hin]c usque ferme ad finem mensis,
Hol. Mutilated. Add. * Londini.
544, f. 111.
279. Persons buried In London.
Visitation of several churches in London by Clarencieux king-of-arms,
made 27 March 24 Hen. VIII.
A list of the persons buried in St. Mary Abbey on the Tower Hill,
St. Katharine by the Tower, Our Lady of Barking Chapel by the Tower, the
Crossed Friars, St. Buttolph without Aldegate, St. Olyfe beside the Crossed
Copy by Stow, pp. 3.
280. Dame Elizabeth Lucy.
Bill in Chancery against William Lucy her son, touching the execution
of the will of her husband Sir Thos. Lucy. (fn. 3)
ii. Writ to Will. Saunders to retain in his hands the issues of certain
manors till otherwise ordered. 27 March 24 Hen. VIII.
Large paper, pp. 4. Mutilated at beginning.
9835, f. 24 b.
Warrant to the woodward of Shatisbroke in Windsor Forest to
deliver — oaks, of good and convenient building timber, to Wm. Thynne,
chief clerk of the King's kitchen. Westm., 27 March 24 Hen. VIII.
282. Francis I. to the Bailly Of Troyes.
Has received his letter of the 24th. Is glad that the king of England
approves of his letter to the cardinals Tournon and Grammont. Expects
him to send it back in a day or two, and will then despatch it. Hears from
Bologna that the Pope would leave for Lorette on the 20th, and intended to
be at Rome on the eve of Palm Sunday. Tournon will accompany him,
and Grammont will follow, being still weak from his illness. The Emperor
is going to Genoa to embark for Spain. Desires him to tell the King that
Francis wishes he could come to his approaching interview with the Pope.
The three could, no doubt, conclude matters to the good of all Christendom.
Wishes him to send the duke of Norfolk in his place, with other good and
wise persons. It were better to send the Duke than the earl of Wiltshire.
As he is the Marchioness's father, it might be said that the affair touched
him nearer than any other, and he would be suspected of prosecuting it with
more passion, which might be a cause rather of retarding it. Sends the
sieur De Beauvais, the bearer, to Scotland, with orders to communicate his
despatch to the king of England. St. Marcou, 28 March 1532.
Warrant under the King's sign manual to Cromwell, master of the
Jewels, to deliver to John David de Basilea, servant and post to the Landgrave
van Hesse, by way of reward, 40 cr. of the sun = 9l. 6s. 8d. ; to Roger
Elys, clk., 40l. in part payment of certain "aryce" (arras?) bought by the
late Cardinal of Sir John Aleyne, for which Elys became surety ; to Tristram
Tesshe, of York, 1,000l., to be conveyed to Sir Geo. Lawson for garrisons on
the Marches of Scotland. Westm., 28 March 24 Hen. VIII.
284. Reynold Lytylprow to Cromwell.
I trust you are in good health. You and others of the Council have
taken great pains to redress and reform engrossing corn and wool. It is
now more used than ever.
Every farmer of substance that has sufficient of his own buys all he can
get. Never was the price of barley so high. It is 8s. and more the quarter.
Asks him to send out commissions of inquiry. Norwich, Friday next after
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful. Endd. On the back are the following
memoranda in Cromwell's hand : A warrant to myself for the prest and
loan of 200l. to my lord of Rutland. A warrant to myself to be employed
and paid for such sums of money as be due unto divers persons, for repairing
and building of the Tower, for the sum of 400l A warrant for Dr. Lec's
diets in Denmark, as the King's ambassador thither, at 20s. (fn. 4) a day. A
warrant of pardon to be assigned for the pardon of the bishop of Canterbury's
executors. A pardon to be assigned for Mr. Treasurer in recompense of his
manor. For the Staple of Calais.
285. Joan Gybbart, Prioress of Wilton, to Cromwell.
We have long remained without a head, in great inquietness and disabling
of the service of God, as well as the destruction of our monastery. We
are so threatened by our ordinary, Dr. Hylley, that we know not what to do.
He comes among us many times, and orders us, as he says, after the law ; but
we are not wont to so much law as he doth exercise among us ; and because we
deferred to put in execution his orders, which are not profitable to the house,
he threatens us grievously, and puts us to much vexation. He has admitted
to bear rule with us, in this our vocation, one Chr. Willoughby who was
expelled for his false and crafty demeanor, first by dame Cecil Willoughby,
the abbess, and was utterly refused by Isabel Jordan, our last abbess. He
has disabled our officers, admitted by the said Isabel, and greatly troubled
such of our farmers as bear good will to us. On 27 March the said
Chancellor came to our chapter-house, and commanded us to seal a general
proxy, without consulting any of our friends, as John Samphort and John
Garddenar can more plainly declare to you. Wilton, 28 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Council.
286. Cuthbert Ogle, Priest, to Richard Cromweil.
Let my servant, the bearer, have good speed at my master, your uncle ;
and have me in remembrance when you find time, and when I get profit you
shall have part of it. The bearer can tell you the news. I send my master,
your uncle, a gelding for his saddle, the best I could get ; also a dagger and two
rowells of Carlisle make "for lychys," and you a dagger. I can get nothing
of the patent the King gave me. If my master get me promotion of the
King, I beseech you it may be without cure. Eglingham, 28 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
287. John Dakyn, Priest, to the Abbot of Furness.
The bearer, Henshawe, has made oath before my lord of York's chancellor (fn. 5)
and me, I being surety for his good behaviour. He is commanded
not to teach without my licence ; but as he says he has not sufficient living
meanwhile, I ask you to keep him in meat and drink till he shall be ordained
priest, unless he resort to suspect persons or evil opinions. The clergy
are to be visited after Easter. York, Sabbato ad Sitientes. (fn. 6)
"Keep my dog well, I beseech your Lordship." I pray you receive a book
called Unio Dissidentium, of Sir William, parish priest of Dalton, and send it
up to me.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
288. John Bunolt to Cromwell.
Has received this morning a letter from Mr. Hacket, with this enclosed,
which Clarencieux will deliver. Begs him to be favorable to the poor men
of Colham, and to have in remembrance the surety and wealth of the town.
Calais, 29 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Sir Thomas Crumwell, knight, Councillor to the King's
Highness and Master of his Jewels House. Endd.
289. Dr. London, John Claimond, and Robert Morwent to
We have received the King's commands by your letters directed to
Mr. Carter, Canner and Williams, canons of the King's College, concerning
the goods of Dr. Higden. He put us with others in trust to see his will
performed ; which we were glad to do, seeing his substantial dealings on all
occasions and our long familiarity with him. He told us that at your late
being in Oxford he had received from you very comfortable words, and we
should find you as good to us. We desire your favor therefore in this matter,
and we beg credence for Mr. Canner, in whom the said Dean put great
P. 1. Add. : Of the King's council. Endd. inaccurately by Wriothesley,
"The bishop of London, and others," but afterwards struck out.
290. Dr. John London to Cromwell.
I trust that Mr. Hall has, with Mr. Mayor's counsel, made up our
writings for Candiche. As you obtained that unwholesome ground only to be
made more wholesome, I beg you will obtain for us the King's licence, and I
will see to your great pains. I send you a pair of gloves, and 5l. in gold in
them. I, with others put in trust by Dr. Higden, have paid the canons of
King's College 180l., and beg you will obtain a pardon of the King for the Dean,
so as we may of that little that remaineth do for his soul as his special trust was.
Mr. Hall will bring you the form of a pardon, and the receipt of the canons.
Mr. Carter has promised to confess to you the payment of the said money.
We beg your favor to the soul of Mr. Dean. Oxford, Passion Sunday.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the King's council. Endd. inaccurately by Wriothesley :
"The bishop of London."
291. Archbishop Cranmer.
His protest before consecration that the oath which an archbishop
elect usually takes to the Pope shall not bind him to do anything against the
King's prerogative, or to refrain from taking measures to reform the Church
2. His oath of obedience to the Pope.
Cleop. E. VI.
246 (fn. 7) .
3. His oath to the King for his temporalities.
Draft, p. 1. Endd. : The [o]the of ... bisshop to the Kynges
292. Restitution of Temporalities.
Oath of a bishop, renouncing all grants had or to be had hereafter
from the Pope for his bishopric. A little more ample than the oath taken
by Cranmer, No. 291 (3.)
Vesp. F. III.
293. Mary Queen Of France to Viscount Lisle.
Asks him to admit the bearer, John Williams, as a soldier at Calais,
with 8d. a day. London, 30 March. Signed, in a very shaky hand, Marye
the Frynche quene.
Add. : To, &c., viscount Lisle, lord lieutenant of Calais.
294. Sir Wm. Kyngston, Peter Meawtys, H. Knevet, and Rafe
Sadleyr to Thomas Homes and others.
We have been appointed by the King to hold an inquiry into the
murder of Aubery Gattes, and we propose to sit on Tuesday next at Greenwich.
We desire you, as you reside in those parts where the murder was
committed, to attend, and summon others who know anything of the matter.
Greenwich, 30 March, Sunday. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To, &c., Thos. Homes, Ric. Lewes, Arthur Makeres, Wilkynson's
wife, Philip Skoe, Margaret Makeres, Jone Hogges, Robt. Hogges,
Mr. Hone, John White, Wm. Spencer, Edm. Bishop, William Thebold,
Wm. Thebald's wife, John Wiseman, Geo. Goodman, and Jone Russell.
2. Depositions touching the murder of Alberey Gates. (fn. 7)
A roll of paper of two broad sheets sewn together.
295. John Robyns to Cromwell.
Has completed the first part of a work of which he spoke to Cromwell
when he was with him in London on the 19th Dec. (xiv. kal. Jan.), on
the possessions of the Church. In this part reasons are given which seem
to be against such endowments altogether. Has not yet completed the
second part, in which these reasons are refuted. King's College, Oxford,
prid. cal. Aprilis 1533.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add. : Ornatissimo viro, domino Thomæ Cromwello,
a secretis consiliis regiæ Majestatis, Londinii. Endd.
296. Chapuys to Charles V.
As I wrote before, the King was only waiting for the bulls of the
archbishopric of Canterbury, in order to proceed to the decision of his
marriage ; which having arrived within these five days, to the great regret
of everybody, the King was extremely urgent with the synod here for the
determination of his said affair, "tenant Passistance se de que," (fn. 8) so that
those present could scarcely eat or drink, and using such terms to them
that no one dared open his mouth to contradict, except the good bishop of
Rochester. But his single voice cannot avail against the majority, so that
the Queen and he now consider her cause desperate. It is expected that
the new marriage will be solemnised before Easter or immediately after, for
all the necessary preparations are already in order, the royal estate of the
lady is already made, and nothing remains but to publish it. Everybody
cries out "au murdre" against the Pope for the delay he has used in this
affair, and also because he has not delayed the despatch of the said bulls
until after the definitive sentence, because he was warned of the great
danger of granting them ; and there is not a lord in this court, either on
the King's side or the Queen's, who does not say publicly that his Holiness
will betray your Majesty. But the dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk speak of
it with more assurance, saying they know it well, and could give good
evidence of it ; though I believe their words proceed rather from hatred
than from truth. His Holiness will be among the first to repent this, for
he will lose his authority here, which will be not a little scandal to Christendom,
and prejudice to the Queen. For among other things contained in the
libel exhibited in Parliament against the Pope's authority, it is expressed
that no one shall appeal from here to Rome on any matter, temporal or
spiritual, on pain of confiscation of body and goods as a rebel ; and that this
statute is to be valid not only for the future but even for processes already
commenced, which clause directly applies to the Queen ; and I have been
informed, though I cannot believe it, that if the Queen persist in her appeal
the King will deprive her of her dowry (dot et douaire).
As yet the secular deputies of the Commons have refused to consent to
the King's demands against the authority of the Pope, and have even
strongly resisted them, alleging several reasons, among which it has been
well considered that if the Pope, feeling aggrieved at this, induced Christian
princes to regard this kingdom as schismatic, and would only interrupt
their traffic in wool, which is the one thing that supports them, it would
create a horrible rebellion, and more than civil war. Those on the King's
side urge that there is no such danger, because neighbouring princes would
be only too glad to follow his example. As for the King's menaces and
intrigues, the Nuncio has complained of them to the King, saying the world
would find it strange that he who had formerly written in favor of the Pope's
authority would thus annul it against God, reason, and the obedience he had
given to this Pope, following in the footsteps of his predecessors. The
King replied that what he did was for the preservation of his own authority,
and to protect himself against injuries done to him at Rome ; that it was
quite true that he had written books in favor of the Pope, but he had studied
the question more deeply, and found the contrary of what he had written to
be true, and that possibly they might yet give him occasion to study further,
and re-confirm what he had written,—intimating that it only depended on
the Pope complying with his wishes.
During the last few days there has been here a Scotch gentleman, who,
under pretence of being the French king's servant, has had a safe-conduct
to come here. He has been several times at court, both in company with
the French ambassador and alone, I know not for what object. I sent to
him a confidential person to learn news, with instructions, if he found him
inclined to your Majesty, to make him my recommendations ; of which the
said gentleman showed himself very glad ; and though he suspected the said
person was sent by others (que le dit personnage ne fut envoye dailleurs),
he did not refrain from saying that although he had given the English to
understand he was going to France to stay, he was only going on the affairs
of his prince, and the first thing the duke of Norfolk had said to him was,
how many men-of-war had passed from Flanders into Scotland? The said
person also inquired of him about the charge of Beauboers (Beauvais), lately
sent by the king of France into Scotland ; but their conversation was interrupted
by others. The Scotchman said he would see me next day, and tell me
more ; but as I knew he could not come to me without its being discovered,
I countermanded it, which he takes in good part. I am told he carries the
duplicate of the alliances between France and Scotland, in order to demand
assistance of the French king.
I have not been able to learn the particulars of Rochford's charge, but I
am told on good authority it is founded "en beaulcop de diableries et choses
extravagantes," and that he had already some days ago left the court of
France without effecting anything. The doctor (fn. 9) whom the King had sent
to Hamburg and to the king of Denmark returned three days ago, and with
him there has come a merchant, a gentleman of the said king of Denmark,
whom he sends to this King, who only discovered himself to the said doctor
at Calais. I am told he is one of the principal personages of that country,
and that he came to offer his service to this King ;—which I do not believe, at
least not against the Scots, considering the relations the king of Denmark
has with them. I will inquire both about him and the doctor. Hearing
there were some foot soldiers in Holland, I have tried to discover if there
was any intrigue going on here, but I can learn nothing of it.
Nothing new has occurred on the side of Scotland, except that four days
since the Scotch took eight English ships laden with goods ; for which
reason those here have at last despatched (fait marchier) the six ships of
which I wrote, which had not yet dared to leave this river. I am told that but
for the importunity of the merchants, who offered partly to defray the cost,
the King made no account of sending them, so little does he care about affairs,
except about his new marriage.
Notwithstanding your order to the gentlemen of the finances of Flanders
to pay me my due, they write that they are so burdened they do not know how
to succour me. I beg you will consider my necessity. London, 31 March
Hol., Fr., pp. 5. From a modern copy.
297. R. Wrothe to Cromwell.
My poor neighbour, the bearer, and others her neighbours, of
Fynchley, have desired me to advertise you of the injuries and extortions
of Will. Kayme, wood-ward to my lord of London there. He has not only
entered their houses by force, charging them with having stolen my Lord's
woods, but beaten many of them, and taken from them their hedging bills, as
they went to mend their hedges. And whereas they have always used to
have "coottes" for their swine in Fyncheley wood ; the said Kayme has
broken them down and carried them away. He has also of late obtained
out of Chancery writs for the peace against 20 or 30 of the tenants there,
though some are as honest as any, and some lame and impotent, not able to
fight with a child, or pick a quarrel. Of some he has taken 3s. 4d. to be
saved from arrest, and of some more. It might please you to write to my
Lord Chancellor to grant a supersedeas for them all, and issue a writ
against Kayme for his good abearing. Enfield, Sunday. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Master of the King's Jewels. Endd.
298. The Abbot Of Pershore.
A bundle of complaints against John Poletensis, abbot of Pershore,
addressed to the Princess's Council ; with the Abbot's answer.
i. Of Ralph Sheldon of Aburton, accusing the Abbot of not keeping his courts at
Aburton, by which the town is likely to decay ; of trying to force Sheldon to give up his
farms, interfering with rights of common, &c.
ii. The Abbot's answer, stating that he had been obliged to remove his courts to Allesborough
in consequence of the threats and opprobrious words used by Sheldon against him
and his brethren, and denying that he had interfered with rights of common.
iii. Of Christopher Westerdale of Worcester. The plaintiff had held certain lands of the
monastery and the bailiwick or collectorship of the rent of Bradwey, by grant of William
Cumpton, late abbot, but was so vexed and impoverished by suits which the present Abbot
brought against him for malice, that he, being an old man, submitted to the arbitration
of Ralph Sheldon and Will. Sparry, who awarded that he should surrender some of his
lands, offices, and leases, worth to him 20l. a year, and enjoy the said bailiwick or
collectorship. Notwithstanding this, the Abbot has within the last five years taken from
him a parcel of ground belonging to the said office called the Pleyhey, and on the 20th Dec.
last expelled him from the office. Can get no redress, as the Abbot is so powerful, all
the great men and ministers of the shire being retained by him or his tenants.
iv. "Other injuries and wrongs" done by the Abbot to the plaintiffs, sc., withholding
a debt for butter, cheese, and calves bought of him by the late abbot for the monastery
before he was deposed, and for 11 steers bought at 10s. each ; 22s. 1½d., for capons, butter,
milk, and cream bought for the Abbot's household at his installation, and a sum of 6l. due
for butter and cheese by Dan Gilbert à Burton, kitchener of the monastery. The Abbot has
also violated the award made by Sheldon and Sparry, by removing him from a "leasowe"
called Harley Court, after he had occupied it two years, and built two "bayes of housyng"
in it, which cost him 40s.
v. "The answer of John Poleten, abbot of Pershore, to the complaint of Christopher
Westerdale, procured by Raff Sheldon." In margin : "8th day of July the 20th year."
The collectorship of Bradway is an office of charge with a service annexed to it, which
has not been rendered for five years. "He had ever until now trusted" that all debts
between him and the plaintiff had been discharged, 7 July 20 Hen. VIII., in the presence of
Master Horwood, Will. Sparry, and others. "And if the said Christopher will otherwise
have it, then this defendant saith that the said Christopher Westerdale, bearing the office of
portership of his monastery, and his wife Mastres Elzbz (sic), by reason of unlawful
familiarity with my predecessor, as the common fame is, bearing the keys of the Abbot's
inner chamber, conveyed and carried away out of the monastery plate of silver, pots, pieces,
"flagatts," spoons, and other goods, to the value of 80l. and more of the goods of this
defendant and his monastery, and 100l. worth of jewels conveyed by others in his
default, whereof he prayeth to be restored." He had allowed the defendant to occupy
the "lesew" called Herley Corte, in the hope that he would leave his malice, until he
cut down many saplings, "as wookes and older trees, and elmes," when he discharged him.
vi. "The great injuries, wrongs, and oppressions done by the abbot of Pershore and his
servants to divers of the tenants of the lordships of Stulton, whose names hereafter
followeth." The cases complained of are all of cattle being impounded, which were driven
at different times from the heaths of Thorneton, Wolverton, Wadbarowe, Mucknell, and
vii. The Abbot's answer to the above, which he designates as the complaint of Ralph
Sheldon, presented in the names of the tenants, stating that these complaints were
made the subject of arbitration in Feb. 23 Hen. VIII., and that both parties had bound
themselves to abide by an award made on the 12 March following, any ambiguities that
might afterwards arise to be settled by the learned counsel of lord Latimer and this
viii. Injuries done by the Abbot to certain persons of Bradway ; viz., in refusing payment
of certain rents of 10s. a year, the arrears now amounting to 40s. each, for commons of
pasture "of shippe," which he took of them 26 March 20 Hen. VIII. ; and in ejecting one
tenant from a copyhold for which he paid the late Abbot 4l.
ix. The Abbot's answer, denying their right of common, and asserting that he had
already been acquitted in this court, and that perjury had been proved against Sheldon.
x. "Parcel of the injuries and wrongs done by John Poleton, abbot of the monastery
of Pershore, unto the King's poor subjects of the com' of Wourcestre ;" viz., compelling
Westerdale to surrender corrodics and offices, and expelling them from copyholds, &c. ;
sometimes for suing the Abbot for debts, and sometimes for giving evidence against him.
xi. The Abbot's answer to the complaint "of William Reve, of William Croyser,
of Edmund Croyser, of Morres Carter, of Richard Smythe, and of Thomas Pace of
Byrlyngham." These six persons have intimated to the Abbot that they never consented
to the complaint made against him in their names by Sheldon.
xii. Injuries done by the Abbot to Ralph Sheldon of Aburton ; sc., withholding tithes
granted to Sheldon by Sir Roger Gildon, clk., on the 19th June 24 Hen. VIII. ; compelling
persons to whom he had sold wood in certain pastures called Caldwelles, Worc., to forego
their bargains ; causing one of the monks, John Bradwey, forcibly to enter his close in
Aburton ; sowing wheat in the glebe lands of Aburton which he had taken to farm in
prejudice of Sheldon's right of common ; and detaining a heriot due to Sheldon.
xiii. The Abbot's answer. John Bromwyche, parson of Aburton, who first granted the
tithes to Gildon on the 18th June 24 Hen. VIII., had no lawful right to them, &c.
xiv. Complaint of Robert Bisshope, vicar of Bradwey, to my Lord President and other
of the King's commissioners, of the withholding of a pension by the Abbot.
xv. The Abbot's answer. Bishop often vexatiously sued the Abbot in the late Cardinal's
court and the Court of Arches. He has not kept residence for seven years, and ought to
xvi. Ralph Seldon of Aburton, and Will. Palmer of Childs Wykewan, Glouc., to the
Princess's counsel, complaining of the enclosure of a common by the former abbot, which
the present Abbot refuses to undo.
xvii. The Abbot's answer, tracing the history of the tenure from a distant date.
xviii. Complaint of Will. More of Worcester. The Abbot refuses him payment of a
debt of the late Abbot for apparel.
xix. The Abbot's answer.
xx. Of Thos. Turbut, for sums due for fish, wax, and other goods.
xxi. The Abbot's answer.
xxii. Of Richard Streche of Bradeley, for expelling him from a tenure.
xxiii. The Abbot's answer.
Pp. 30, large paper.
299. Thomas Cromwell.
A catalogue of documents [belonging to Cromwell or in his custody].
First, a book covered with parchment, "Of Desire in forma Juvenis," beginning
"Amongst all Flowers the Rose doth excell." The confession of Tristram Teshe. An
estimate of the charges of the King's house for the whole year. A bundle of divers
matters knit and bound with a silken ribbon point. A book reciting the power of the
Pope, made and noted with figures and hands. A roll of the answer of John abp. of
Dublin to the demand of 166l. 13s. 4d. which the earl of Kildare had. A copy of a
supplication of the inhabitants of Middlesex and Kent for the marshes. A commission
for Sir Ant. Fitzherberd and Water Luke, sergeant, to be justices of assize. An estimate
of the King's only charges and the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber. A bill in parchment
for Mr. Ant. Poynes. A copy of the King's grant of certain "vousons" and patronages
of churches to the master and college of Our Lady of Maynooth in Ireland. A copy of a
supplication of Thos. Smyth. A bull "in forma dandi Pallum (sic)." An instrument "in
forma Juramenti." The certificate of Will. Barker, mayor of York, to the King. A letter
to the King from the university of Oxford. The confession of John Pollerd before the
mayor of York. A supplication of Ric. Elles, priest. A bill of certain money paid by
Will. Cley to his creditors. A supplication of Will. Stevynson, draper, of London. A paper
of the rate of certain crowns and sums of money the value thereof. The council of Louis
the French king to Philip his son at the time of his death. A bill to be signed for Sir Thos.
Awdeley for the chancellorship of England. A paper of the "content of offices" that
Mr. Poynes looketh for touching the office of Berkeley. My Master's remembrances. A
minute drawn by my Master concerning the King's great cause. A bill to be signed for
Rob. Aileton, John Warde, John Soyster, and other. The like for Hen. Norman,
mariner ; for Sir John Seyntlow for the chief stewardship of the lordship of Portebury ; for
Mr. Basyng for a licence. Campion's bill for the clerkship of the peace. A bill for the
presentation of Will. Petowse, clerk. A supplication of Martyn Pirry. A bill to be signed
for Roger Chaloner. A bill for Will. Penyson. A bill to be signed for Birde, of the
guard. Mr. Shelton's bill for the room of searcher of Calais.
ii. "These bills came from Calais, and since anno (?) 24 R. [Hen.] VIII. ; which are
to be signed by the King."
First, a bill for Hugh Braban, serjeant-at-arms, for the office of bailiff and wood-ward of
Galtresse forest, York. For Thos. Cusake for the office in the Chancery of Ireland for the
benefit of the Greenwax of the said office. A pardon for Geoffrey Blythe, LL.D. A bill for
Rob. Poole, sewer of the Chamber, for a certain forfeit. Will. Shurlond's bill for a room in
Calais. A bill of Mr. Rastall, to be master and governor of Christchurch. A bill of Will,
Symondes [of the Privy Chamber (fn. 10) ] for keeping a park in Gloucestershire late of Sir Ant.
Poynes. For Andro Dogan, soldier of Calais, for discharge of arrears from him due. For
Gorono Bartenno, to export cloths, barbed and unbarbed, and other commodities. A letter
to be signed for Guy Jennet, secretary, to be the "true King's liege man." A pardon for
Rob. Collyer for the death of John Ferroye. A bill for Ric. Hutton, clk., for non-residence.
For a general pardon of Will. Orrell. For John De Camponis, stranger. For Rob.
Matraver to be one of the arbalasters. For Will. Lupton, clk., to sue for a licence at
Rome. A bill of Mr. Raynsforth for the room of a sewer. A placard of Edw. Bestney
for a cross-bow. For Gregory De Casiliis to export cloths, broad and narrow, and other
commodities. A passport for Ipolite Paganus. For John Birde and Thos. Wysam, grooms
of the Chamber, for 3 acres of ground in Eltham. A pardon for the bishop of Lincoln.
For Ant. Budgegood, for the office of — (fn. 11) . A warrant to be signed for
Philip Bale, clk. A presentation to be signed for David Powle, clk., for a prebendary in
Warwike. For James Bettis and Ric. Palshed, customers of Southampton. For Hen.
Holande to be a soldier in Calais. A warrant for my Master, unsigned, for the payment
of, etc. to John Rede, Thos. Freer, and Ant. Fryer (?), for making bedsteads. A pardon
for Will. Laurence. A bill for John Ridley and Geoff. Loveday. A bill put to the King
by the inhabitants of Calais whereby the burgesses of Dover ought to find ships, &c. A
pardon for Chr. Coo. For Ric. Longe to be non-resident in the King's retinue of Calais,
except [in] time of war, &c. For Ric. Gibson, sergeant-at-arms, for the bailywick of the
new town of Rumney Marsh. For James Williamson and Thos. Williamson for the next
advowson of the vicarage of Elvedon in Essex. For lord Mordaunt for the office of the
Wardrobe. Presentation for Will. Bucle for the vicarage of Petinbury. Of Lionel Martens,
for the office of a "boyer call Arthichesdale." Passport for Thos. Stewart, Scotsman.
Passport for John Johecham, the French king's ambassador. For Mr. West and James
Harryngton, for an annual rent of 14l. in Calais. Pardon for Geo. Sprot of Calkwell. For
Nic. Bagshawe for an annual fee of 12l. 3s. 4d. Licence for Sir Gregory De Casiliis. Passport
for Cornelles Hayes, goldsmith. For John Wolf, Frenchman, for a free chapel at
Sythyngborne. For Sir Humphrey Conysby for the demise of a farm at the King's hands
of the "manors of Rok with also Snede." For Mr. Derby to be Master of the Posts. For
Randoll Davenporte to be a soldier of Ca[lais]. For John Uvedale to be secretary to the
Princess, and one of the clerks of the signet to her Grace in N. and S. Wales. Licence for
Peter Clerke to be the King's liege man. For Mr. Rob. Middelton and his wife. For
Johanne Basseford. For Thos. Hunte for 6d. a day extraordinary at Calais. For Thos.
Flowre to be comptroller of the King's mines with the fee of 12d. a day. For Mr. Alfard
for lands called "Brokes" in Ipswich. For Will. Cavendish for the receivership of Hunesdon.
"Your" bill for the farm of Nethercourte. Pardon for Will. Flawhalt. For John Bartelot,
passenger. For Ric. Cokeson to be a soldier of Calais. For Adam Carus of the parsonage
of Wynnandermer. For Will. Owen for a farm in Pembrokeshire. Pardon for John Page
for murder. For Rob. Guy to be the King's tiler. Warrant for Humph. Yarmouthe, a
servant of the Lord Chancellor, to shoot in a cross-bow. John Smyth's bill of Blakamor
and auditor. For Rob. Donyngton for the office of "hand in and hand out" in Calais.
For Humph. Foster to make feoffees of certain lands with the King's licence. For
Roger Lloyd to be a soldier in Calais. For John Willett and Ric. Coke for a forfeit. For
Jaram Hewester for a free chapel. For Giles, groom of the cross-bows. For Nic. Hardyng
to be one of the four barons of the Exchequer. For John Amptill and Humph. Reynsford
for a forfeit. For Sir Walter Hungerford, for a weekly market day at his manor, &c. For
my Master and others to give the next presentation of the parish church of North Surnay.
For Fraunces Dod. For Griffith Reed. For the restitution of Symond Mounforde's lands.
For the abbot of St. Alban's. For Ric. Lee. For Philip Wi ... (fn. 12) For Sir Ric. Wolman.
For Nic. Bagshawe. For John Davis. For John Byddyll, the stationer. For Mr. Stepnes
(Stephen's?) bill. For Thos. Cusack. For Fraunces Debarde. For Lewes De Jeronyme,
Ant. De Jeronime, Jasper De Jeronime, and John De Jeronime. For Dr. Williams. For
Ric. Beste. For Will. Castlyn. For Mr. Talnache. For John Assheton, John Jackeson,
and others. For Ric. Page. For John Philippis. For Hancock, late prior of Christchurch.
For Hugh Standish. For Sir Ric. Barwyke, clk. For Sir Rob. Collyns, clk. For Geoff.
Lovedaye. For the prior of Motenden, Kent. For Rob. Pedle. Congé d'élire for Mochelney.
For the abbot of Forde. For Nic. Cotton. For Symond Burton. For Sir Edw. Guldeforde.
For Thos. Walshe. For Thos. Lee and John Borowes. Warrant for the restitution of the
temporalities of Mochelney. For Rob. Talnache. For Sir Edw. Seymor. For Mr. Luke, the
sergeant. For Foulke Powell. For John Rowse. For Ric. Cole. Pardon for the prior of
St. Bartholomew's, West Smithfield. For Thos. Manser. For Sir John Shore, clk. For
Andrew Growte. For Thos. Swallowe. For Edw. Chamber. For the abbot of St. Mary's,
York. For Ric. Sparcheforde. For Will. Owen. For the prior and convent of Pontefract,
York. For Jaram Frescobalde. For Sir John [Au]dley. For the friars of Witham. For
Will. Orrarde. For Humph. Conysby. For the Lord Chancellor to make out writings for
the provisions of victual at a King's interview. For Thos. Powell, clk. For John Godsalve.
For John Turnor and Geo. Quarles. For Mr. Fitzwilliam for the reversion and constableship
of the honor of Pomfret, with the master [ship] of the game. For Lord Leonard Graye.
Pardon for Sir Will. Compton. For John Smyth, sergeant-at-arms. For Mr. Barnarde.
For John Bulle. For Giles Heron. For Thos. Daveson. For Sir Thos. Awdele's fee.
For Will. Bonde. For John De Manino, a Florentine. For John Dymylton. For Ant
Knyvett. For Mr. Alen, alderman, and his brethren for buying wools. For Thos
Viowelle. For Sir Geo. Dudleye for the vicarage of Westbury. For John Huggon. For
Mr. Geo. Gifforde. For Mores Bowcher. For lady Egecombe. For John Philippe. For
Marke Raphaelle. For my lord of Yorke's pardon. For John Avere. For Sir Hen.
Longe. For Sir Rob. Wyngfeld. For Thos. Chambers. For Sir Geo. Lee, clk. For
Thos. Turwhyte. For Sir John Russell. For Somerset and Notyngham, officers-at-arms.
For Sir John Arundill. For Mr. Shelley. For the payling of the More. For Nic. Wotton,
clk. For Peter Travers, printer. For Ric. Riche. For John Stanbanke. For Hen.
Ploughe. For Benedic Rovesame. For "my Father Redhode." Warrant for Roger
Geers. For Thos. Cusake. For Ralph Rowlette and Martyn Bowes. For Thos. Wrytte.
For Dr. Wulfed. For a pardon for Will. Hull. For lord Mordaunte. For Hen. Castelle.
Supplication of Will. Playtour's bill. For Mr. Wriothe's chaplain. For the town of
Bristowe. Sir Bartholomew Dilond's bill. Mr. Buttre's bill, and those of Mr. Ant. Knyvett,
Mr. Pakyngton, Ipolite Paganus, and Mr. Treasurer. Sir Ric. Wyngefelde's indenture.
iii. First, a great roll of Act for retainder of the Staplers of Calais for 20 years. A paper
of articles reciting what power the Pope hath. A little [bill o]f words spoken by
John Hargill against the Lord Chief Justice. The yearly value of the manor of Estington.
A plat drawn on parchment of the — (fn. 13) King's court. The yearly value of "my
lady of Pembroke's" lands. A dialogue between Pasquillus and Maforius. An inquisition
of wastes done by divers persons in the King's forest of Dean. A remembrance to "my
Master" for matters of Ireland. A copy of my lady Marchioness' commission sent into
Wales. Supplications of Humph. Reynoldes. A paper of certain personages in Calais.
Warrants to be had for my Master's discharge. Sir Geo. Lawson's accounts. Supplication
of the parishioners of St. Leonard's. The title which lord Stafford maketh claim to the
manor of Hope. A paper of certain of Bodie's receipts. A parchment book concerning
the Staplers of Calais. A paper of agreements between Ralph Williams and Thos. Smyth.
The title of the countess of Salisbury to the manors of Canford, Trowbridge, and
other. A book reciting what is the Perverse Church. A certificate for conveying of
beer. An indenture between Will[iam]son and Body for the receipt of money.
A book of instructions on the [b]ehalf of my lady Marchioness given unto John Smyth
and Mr. Brabazon. A copy of the King's commission sent into Wales. The account of
Ric. Stret, clerk, for the bishopric of Chester. A little roll reciting "where laws is not
right used, justice is abused." The answer of Sir Will. Skevyngton to the articles objected
against him by the duke of Norfolk. A paper of certain articles alleged by the duke of
Norfolk against Sir Will. Skevington. The account of Tonbrig. A deduction of wages out of
the first view. Names of such of the convocation "as be spoken withall." Goldewyn's bill
against the abbot of St. Augustyne. John Corbette's bill. A paper "De potestate Papæ."
A bill to be sent to lord Scrope of Bolton. A book with figures concerning the King's
power. Supplication of Gilbert Fraunces, monk. An oration for pope Julii the XIIth. A
remem[brance] of Froyston. A remem[brance] and the names of certain bishops and abbots.
Two letters in a Roman hand, "De potestate Papæ." Copy of a commission to Sir Ric.
Walden. A book concerning the Pope's power. A roll of the "astate" of the bishopric of
Chester. A supplication of the executors of Thos. Somer. Adrian pistoles to the emperor
Frederick. The yearly value of the priory of Knaresborow. Supplication of Nic. Tyrry.
John Halyl's bill. A prayer for pope Julii. Mr. Ant. Poynes' bill. Yearly value of certain
lands in Sussex. The answer of Sir Will. Skevyngton for the cancelling of the recognizances
of ORaylly and Will. Plonckett. A bill for Sir Thos. Denyes. Supplication of John
Hamond. Costs of a privy seal. Rewards given to certain persons in Northumberland for
casting down certain towns in Scotland in 11 Hen. VIII. A roll "of such articles and wrongs
as Ralph Williams by reason of suit of one Thos. Smyth, merchant tailor." An oration
made by Sir Paule Busshe, priest. Two books concerning the [Kin]g's high matter. A copy
of Nic. Poynes' bill. A copy of the supplication of the staplers of Calais. Supplication
of Eliz. Artur. Lord Sandes' patents. Mr. Halile's bill to the mayor and aldermen of
London. A letter from the burgesses of Hamburth. A bill of the King's lands in Liesnes
marsh. A bill concerning the marsh grounds of Calais now in the tenure of Sir Rob.
Wyngfeld. Deposition of Thos. Beven, goldsmith of London, for plate. Copy of a
resignation for Thos. Bassechurch, priest. Ric. Trace's letter. Roger Gedis' bill. A
bundle of minutes of letters. A bundle of my Master's remembrances.
iv. "Bills and other things since 1 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. that came into my Master's
hands, and being in his chamber since the day and year aforesaid."
First. A bill for lady Guldeford. For Harry Norman. For Doctor Bon[ner]. Mistress
... les bill. For Mr. Watky[ns]. Guy Jenette's bill signed, and another to be
signed. A commission into Wales for "lady Anne marchioness of P." Rob. Estcote. For
Mons. Dyntevile. For Rob. Goodwyn. For Dr. Capon. For John Freman. For John
Cavecant, Lucas Lucare, and W. Satten. For Rob. Goodwyn and Ric. Percyvale. For
lord Leonard Graye. Supplication of the company of "boyers." For Rob. Powle. For
a protection for Andrew Growte, merchant. A deposition against the liberty of Kildare.
The "reason or sense" of the bishop of Winchester concerning the King's cause. The
extent and number of the King's garrison on the borders of Scotland. A bill in Italian.
A book written De Potestate Ecclesiastica. Supplication of Davith Lloyd ap Griffith. A
book of the names of all creeks, havens, and ports which are the best fishing places in
England to set men at work. A minute of a letter for Ant. [P]oynes. For my lord of
Essex. For John Horseman. The bill of Resumption for the Prelates. A remembrance
touching the suit of lord Stafford. Rob. Estcate's bills in parchment. Supplication of the
inhabitants of Rompney marsh. Verses in Italian. The answer of the king of Denmark
and his secretary. Supplication of Will. Umpton, prisoner in the Tower. Supplication of
Margaret Growte. Articles against the officers of Glamorgan and Morgannok, S. Wales.
Copy of the Emperor's writings sent to the highest court judicial in his empire, translated
out of Dutch. For the mayor and commonalty of York. A book of new tidings how the
soldiers of the Spaniards would have sold the Emperor to the Turks, and to betray him in
the city of St. Vite in Kernten. (fn. 14) A paper of certain lands let to farm in Sussex and
Kent. A paper concerning the King's high matter. Supplication of Agnes Parker.
Supplication of the inhabitants of St. Peter's in Calais. A paper of instructions against
Hartford, customer of Plonemowth. The name of a ship called Saynt Poule. A bill of
Ric. Benett, soldier of Calais. A paper for making of notaries. Rob. Southworth. A bill
of costs done by Ric. Benett and Rob. Donyngton for provision of oats and other things
against the King's coming to Calais. Supplication of the "ancker" of Feversham. Sir
Will. Pawlett. The examination of Will. Wade. Supplication of Will. Worne, prisoner in
the castle of Anwyke. A paper of necessary ordnance preparatory for the supporting and
fortifying of Carlisle and Bewcastle. A bill against shoemakers and other handycraft
men for keeping "mo servants contrary to the statutes." A paper of a chapel of
St. James in Suffolk. A "matter of variance" between one Sponer and John Hert. A
paper of bills since the last prorogation depending in the Common House. My Master's
v. 24 Hen. VIII. [In margin :] "February. Bills in parchment."
First, a warrant for 1,000 marks sent to Rome. A warrant for 1,524l. 6s. 8d. sent to Sir
G. Lawson. A warrant for 33l. 12 ... [for li]sardes skynnes. For Thos. Sulyman. A
pardon for Will. Grene, singingman. For Andrew Growte. For Will. Shurlond. For
Draper, Halayle, and Bedell, of the Jewell-house. John ap Rese, clk. Sir Thos. Audele's
bill, now Lord Chancellor. John Freman's bill.
vi. [In margin :] March. First, a rental of Lewisham and Greenwich. For John ap
Rese, clk. For mending ditches and banks in Wales, especially in cos. Glamorgan and
Morganock. A roll of the accountants of the manors of Rompney and other lordships lately
[set] apart to the duchess of Buckingham. A pardon for Whaffer. A pardon for Thos.
Hynde. A supplication by the inhabitants of Stepney against the bishop of London. For
Hugh Braban. A warrant for Thos. Bertlot, printer. A presentation for Thos. Sutten, clk.
A warrant for liesardes skynes. For Edm. Stoner.
vii. First, an argument between Raphael the Archangel and a certain gentleman of
England. A bundle of books concerning the staple of Calais. Invento[ry] of the goods of
Sir Hen. Guldeforde, deceased. A Book of Instructions given in the King's behalf, to be
declared to his perpetual ally the French king by lord Rocheford. A supplication of the
parishioners of All Hallows, Lombard Street. An Act that none shall sue to Rome for
judgment of right of inheritance, but within the King's jurisdiction. A bill reciting by what
means the King is deceived of his custom by the bringing into this realm silk wrought.
The account of James Morice, the King's receiver, of certain lands. An Act for farms.
Remembrances concerning the King's great cause. Informations of Ric. Battell and Ric.
Morley, prisoners in the Tower. Names [of those] that took the barque of Dieppe in
Suffolk, 22 Hen. VIII. A paper for reformation for bringing of wrought silk into this
realm contrary to the statute. 3 rolls knit with a red silk point concerning the King's
matter. Articles against the canons residentiaries in Exeter. Lady Guldefor[d] sen.
Supplication of John Walter. Supplication of Will. Adams and John Hawkyns. Supplication
of Hen. Clif. A paper concerning the Synod. A paper of Italian. Mr. Bartlott
the printer's bill. The confession of Tristram Teshe. A paper concerning the King's
cause. A remembrance for the prior of Shene. Rob. Bonde's information. Remembrances
for Mr. Vaughan. Information for cos. Westmoreland, Cumberland, and Northumberland.
A copy of the King's patents made to the Master of the Rolls for the office of the same. A
letter to be subscribed for Guy Jenett. A supplication made by the mayor and citizens of
Chester. A paper of my Master's remembrances. Supplication of John Holwill. The
opinions and sayings of bishops, written with their own hands, concerning the King's high
matter. A declaration of sacks of wool. A letter for Hen. Yard. Supplication by the
inhabitants of the isle of Jersey. Extract of Mr. Benette's letters from Rome. Alalyes bill
of the Jewell-house.
[In margin] :—"Remaining in my Master's new cawberd." Mr. Treasurer's pardon
under broad seal. The King's feoffment for Cowdry park, Sussex. The submission of
Athelney to the King for free election.
viii. [In margin :] "March." First, an estimate for wages to be paid at York Place.
Remembrances made by the bishop of Winchester. The confession of Sir John Bentley,
clk., against Hen. Eynsham. A minute of ... tie, in French. A paper of the names
of certain parks. Supplication of Jeromyas Moke, goldsmith.
ix. A paper containing the copy of a grant made to the King of yearly revenue to be
had by the clergy. A paper of Buckingham's lands in the lordship of Newport, S. Wales.
A paper concerning the payment of the fourth part of a subsidy granted to the King.
Supplication to the mayor and aldermen of London. A.—Papers concerning legacies made
by Mr. Compton. An indenture between the King and the abbot of Abingdon. Copy of a
pardon granted to the bishop of York. A paper concerning the payment of certain subsidies
gathered in the sixth and seventh [years]. A paper of the first foundation of St.
Alban's. Value of certain lordships of the earl of Oxford. Copy of an indenture
between the prior of Rochester and my Master for Sutton-at-Hone. A book of restitution
for Symond Moundeford. Copy of an indenture by Giles Heron to my Master and others,
to the King's use, for the manor of Alderbrok. Articles concerning the decay of the
town of F ... Copy of a will of one Adam Penyngton, of Boston. Copy of the
warrant by my Master to Will. Lawrence. Copy of the King's letters patent to Sir Thos.
Par, b ... An indenture between my Master and Hugh Whalley. An indenture
between Sir Geo. Frogmerton and my Master. The account of Will. Brabson, receiver of
the lands, &c., late [of] Res ap Gryffyth, now in the King's hands. A book of certain
hundreds in Middlesex. Copy of a pardon for Mr. Giles Heron. A book devised
for the yearly charges in the college in Oxford. Copy of a patent to Ric. Hychynson
for non residence. A memorial of certain manors wherein late John earl of Oxford was
seised in fee tail. Instructions for my lord Marquis and others for retaining men of war.
A bundle of petitions made by gentlemen in Wales to the King's commissioners there.
A bill of remembrance made by Page, of the delivery of my master's horses in sundry
places. A paper of the names of certain bishops or bishoprics. Court rolls in parchment
of Honesdon. A paper of considerations made for the heirs general. A paper of arrearages
of Tonbridge. Mr. Strangwisshe's account, receiver of the archbishopric of York.
A book of money paid to the bishop of Durham for the office of the Privy Seal. Court
roll of the manor of Canford, Lancashire. Copy of the "vowson" of Chelsfeld. Articles
concerning Sir Thos. Bradshawe. Copy of a writ of covenant made to Sir Geo. Lawson
and Elizabeth his wife. Articles concerning leases of farms. B.—Articles concerning the
misdemeanors of Sir John Beron for hunting in the King's forest of Sherwood. Articles
conceived for the defence of the towns of Dover, Sandwich, Deal, "Folston," the "Isle
Tened," and Hythe, [and] all the sea coasts about. A paper of news out of Italy. A paper
of annotations of articles and chapters between the King and the Emperor. A paper of
considerations how South Wales is impoverished. Copy of a supersedeas for Roger Asshe,
clk. Remembrances for Hutton and Rudstone. Copy of an obligation between certain
merchants in Spain and Sir Will. Sandes. Paper of remembrances for sorting the inclosures.
A paper containing certain defaults in Oxfordshire. A paper containing the oath of certain
commissioners of sewers. Petition of Sir Will. Thomas for the offices of surveyor and
receiver of the lands of Res ap Griffith. A paper of a yearly revenue or contribution to
be granted to the King by the clergy. An office of the lands of Ric. Decons. Copy
of recognizance wherein one John Appowell Watcham hath forfeited 100l. The names
of those who are burgesses in the Parliament Ho[use]. A paper of certain quarries of
stone near Oxford. A paper of the lands of Sir Walter Stoner. Copy of the pardon
devised for the archbishop of York. Copy of a supplication of John Lee. Articles
concerning the petition of Dr. Croke. Supplication by the prior and convent of Blake
Fryers. Petition of the inhabitants of county Merioneth, N. Wales. The oaths of the
prelates made to the Pope. A paper concerning demands of the abbot of Missenden.
The title of Sir Thos. West, now lord Lawarr, to the castle of Penkethley and others.
A paper of certain pursuivants. A roll of payments paid by my Master and the abbot
of Westminster, for the purchase of certain tenements in Westminster. A supplication
in parchment to the Lord Chancellor by one John Nayler, clk. Copy in parchment of
the bishop's appropriation of the benefices of Wolverton, Padbury, Bradwell, and Ellesbridge
to the prior of Shene. Supplication of Thos. Legattes of Romford. Articles and
remembrances for the bishop of York of huntings in the woods of Cawood. An indenture
between Mr. Weston, knight, treasurer of the Exchequer, and Thos. Crumwell
concerning the delivery of certain writing into the Treasury at Westminster. A book
concerning sums of money, with the names of certain colleges and spiritual persons.
Copy of letters from Ireland to the King, the duke of Norfolk, and the earl of Wiltshire,
concerning the archbishopric of Dublin. A copy or draft of a patent or grant from the
King's use unto my Master of the manor of Rompneye. The account of Ric. Hutton, clk.
A paper concerning the manor of Pissho. A book concerning jewels. Thos. Berton's
account, receiver of the provostry of Beverley. A book of the "provements" of Sir
Ric. Knightly. Copy of a letter directed to the prior of Anglesey. A paper of Carnarvon.
A book of instructions given to "his" commissioners to survey the Isle of
Jersey. C.—A bill reciting arrears denied appertaining to the college of St. Frediswide in
Oxford. A roll concerning the manor of Roydon, in the tenure of Ric. Colt. Articles
devised by Mr. Stephen Vaughan for a common wealth. A book in paper of the testament
of Sir Will. Compton. A bill reciting that Laurence Bonevixy and Ant. Cavacaunt,
oweth to the King by indenture, &c., 20,000 marks. Depositions of John Jermy to the
bill of Lancaster. A view made for the King by Sir Will. Compton, for a year, of all fees
and annuities granted to divers persons. A book of the arrears of the college of Oxford.
Certificate of Sir Will. Poulet, John Mardaunt, with others, for surveying Greston, Hertwell,
and others, the King's manors. Rental in parchment of Totenham. A "territory"
of the lands of Sutton-at-Hone. Petition of prisoners. Deposition and confession of
"them in Kent" being about to stir "commonicacion" and insurrection. Account of
Mr. Thos. Marser, clk., official to Mr. Wynter, archdeacon of York. A book for making
cloths, "carseis," and other things. A roll of names of officers in the Exchequer with
their charges. A paper of certain plate belonging to Mr. Pace. A roll in paper reciting
how the customers and comptroll[er] should use their offices in the King's Custom House.
A roll of the foundation of St. Alban's. A roll of Mr. Leyborne's. A bundle of books
concerning the staple of [C]a[lai]s. A book of the names of persons holding farms in
Essex, [and] converting the sa[me into] pasture and grazing, and not to tillage, by
reason whereof scarcity of corn happeneth there. A book of lands assigned for exchange.
Deposition of witnesses examined by the Council in the Marches of Wales for words
spoken against the King and his Council. A bill reciting great disorders used in the
King's Customs by his Ministers. Copy of an indenture between lord Waltham and
Rod ... Copy of a patent for the Master of the King's ships. A book devised by
Hen. VII. for the attendance of his lords spiritual and temporal. Copy of the abbot of
Waltham's deed, made to "our said sovereign Lord." A book of Beamound's lands
subscribed by the hand of Sir John Dauncye. A memorial of the life of Will. Merton,
abbot of Norton, Cheshire. A roll of the charges of the city of York. Copy of the
pardon to the merchants of the Staple, signed by Mr. Dudle. A device to levy money
for the King's use in time of necessity. A copy of two deeds of Hugh Plugeman. A
book of payments made by Mr. Bigges, receiver and surveyor of Salisbury, to Mr. Rob.
Toneis and James de Canta concerning the bishopric of Salisbury. Copy of the names
comprised in the pardon for all the merchants of the Staple, signed by Edm. Dudle
Valor of Mertyn Rose's lands, now a ward of Mr. Wynter. A bill of debts of Edm.
Dudley. D.—The pewterer's bills. An Act against heretics. Three rolls of annates. A
bill for farms and farm holds. A bill for tin works and washings. "How the merchants
of England deceiveth the King of his customs." Bills for sowing linseed, flaxseed, and
hempseed. [A bill] for crows and ravens. "A bill how Ordinaries do make laws without the
King's assent." The act of retainder. A bill for "considerations of dearth and victual."
A bill for the export of cloths. A bill for treasons. A bill for annulling and repealing
attainders. A bill of the dangers of farms. A bill for protections. How the King's
receivers, reeves, and bailiffs detain certain offices and revenues from the King. "A bill
devised for the dearth and scarcity of this realm." E.—A bill of Dr. Capon for non-pluralities
of benefices. A bill of Rob. Pedley. A bill signed by the King for Sir John Heron,
Baldwin Mallet, and others. A bill of Shelle's. For Fulk Powell. A bill signed by
the King to unite the church of Rudby to the college of Oxford. A bill of Res ap Owen.
A bill to be signed for Mr. Stephen. For Mr. Allen, alderman, and his brethren. A
bill of Raphael De Vener. A bill of Mr. Mark Raphael. A bill of Hen. Ploughe. A.
bill of John Avery. A bill of Rob. Bond, clk. A bill of Mr. Geo. Gyfforde. A bill of
John Turnour and Geo. Quarles. A bill of Ric. Lee. A bill for John Rowse. F.—Two little
bundles of escripts of no effect. A little bundle of matters of effect. Copy of a patent
made to Ric. Stret, clk. Two court rolls in parchment of Estwyke. Articles devised
for making sure of the manor of Canford. A catalogue of writings found in Mr.
Compton's chamber. A bill for the arrears of Tykeford. A bill of Laurence Eglesfeld.
A demand of Mr. Kirke, one of the commissioners into Jersey, for his expenses. A copy
of instructions for the King's commissioners going into Wales. A copy of four false
indictments procured by a thief in Suffolk. A book concerning certain persons outlawed.
Copy of a deed from the bishop of Dublin to the King. A roll of the charge of the clerk
of the Hanaper. Supplication of Will. Honyng, John Jarard, and others. Complaint
of Sir Roger Bellyngham. A matter for my lord of Norfolk, concerning lord Broke's
house at Lambeth. Copy of a declaration of Eliz. Browne, widow, against the sheriff of
London. A book for the abbot of Waltham for Christchurch. Minute of a patent for
the duke of Norfolk. A declaration made by J. Gyles, Brytton, against Frances Browne.
A licence concerning the Venetians. A book concerning Canford and Ware, declaring
the King's title to the same. Copy of a letter to the dean and canons of Oxford. Copy
of Brutton's lands. An information against Raynshawe of St. Alban's. A remembrance
for John Avery for a commission. A bill reciting 118l. 2s. 1½d. due to my lord Windsor
by my lord Cardinal, for a bed by him given to the King. A memorial of books in the
King's study at York Place. Copy of a letter sent into Wales. Remembrances for the
bishop of York. Copy of recognizance concerning Sir Rob. Byllingham. A roll of the
title of John Butler, and others, his copartners and heirs, to the manors of Assheton and
K ... Supplication made by the King's attorney concerning the subsidy granted
to the King by the clergy of the province of Canterbury. Copy of the King's letter
missive to Sir John Dauncy and others for the receipt of 1,400 marks. A paper concerning
the King's lands in Burton and Walden. Copy of a recognizance taken before the
mayor of one Ric. Dobbys, skinner. An abstract taken for exporting corn and victual.
Copy of a bond made to the late lord Cardinal of the "visis" of the order of Cistercians.
Causes alleged against John Roper's will. A bill concerning the King's desperate debts.
A bill reciting certain sums of money wherein Hugh Norres stands bound, which was
employed about the King's mines in Wales. Names of the escheators in the year
23 Hen. VIII. A grant made by certain abbots to the marquis of Dorset. A recovery to
Hen. VII. made by the bishop of Winchester and others. A remembrance for my new lord
of York. Lands assigned to Mr. Huddylston. G.—A book concerning Calais. A paper of
the value of Barrette's lands in Kent. The vacations of the archbishopric of Canterbury,
and the bishoprics of Chester and of London. An inventory of my Master's plate. Two books
of statutes of the Staple. A paper of a view made by my Master and others, "which now
is imparked in the new park of Eltham." A little supplication for the Staplers of Calais,
in parchment. A paper of articles devised for a common wealth to cities and market
towns. A paper of "excerptions taken out of proffittes sayings." Certain articles to be
enacted. A book in paper, made in French, much necessary for the Parliament. Oath of
the prelates made to the Pope. Oath of the "shewers" to be viewed about the Thames.
A draft of the statute of Coventry. A paper for Mr. Spar, grocer. Articles of the misdemeanor
of the earl of Cumberland to the liberties of Kendal, to the great damage of the
duke of Richmond. A paper of the names of suitors for the offices of Pembrokeshire, for
the discharge of Sir Will. Parr against the Ky[ng]. A paper of articles exhibited for
lady Eliz. Compton. True value of Sir John Dudle's lands. A copy wherein Ric. Molyneux
and others stand bound by recognizance. Copy of the King's letters patent of
Assheton Rowaunt to the abbot of St. Alban's. A paper of considerations for the great
decay in Wales. A paper of doubts of acts made at the last Convocation. A view of king
Edward III. for his retinue in France and Normandy, and of his charges there. The will
of Res ap Thomas Gr. (Griffith), knight of the Garter. The King's grant to Sir John
Husy. A paper of lands suppressed assigned to divers persons. A bill of Mr. Blunt
and Mr. Kitson. Remembrances for the duke of Suffolk. A paper of Articles of the
Faith. Copy of the King's letters to write to knights. Depositions taken before the
Lord Chief Justice. A view of Lantressent, Wales. Supplication of Will. Vaughon.
Bukden. A paper of certain farms and tenements belonging to Thos. Patmer, in the
parish of Moche Haddam. A paper concerning the priors and friars of Wytham. A
paper reciting certain grants made by the abbess of Nasyng to my master, of the reversion
of certain ground.
x. In parchment.—First, a release from the earl of Oxford to the dean and canons of
Oxford, of the site, &c. of the priory of Bromhill. A rental of Roydon. The last book
of annates. A bill of Humph. Conysby. A commission directed to John Scuse and to
my Master, under the Broad Seal, for the suppression of certain monasteries. Copy of
my Master's warrant for the delivery of 1,400 marks. A bill of John Shoore, priest. An
Act passed in Parliament for a subsidy to be levied. A pardon for Sir Will. Compton's
[executors?]. John Huggons. A bill declaring the manner of interdiction of the realm. A
bill of John Rewse. A rental of Sutton at Hone. An old bill how Abraham taught the
seven sciences. A bill of John De Manion. A bill of Benedict Rovesham. A bill of
John Felippes. A proviso to be enacted for the manor of Roydon. A copy of a letter of
attorney for my Master and others, to Will. Candishe and others to take possession, &c.
A bill for the prior of St. Bartholomew's, in Smyth[field]. I.—A bundle of books and
writings concerning the export of corn and victual, and also the books of the King's
specialties remaining in my Master's hands. K.—A bundle of my Master's remembrances,
&c., signed by the King.
xi. First, a book of the Venetians' life, and of their prelates and curates. The account
of my lord of Wiltshire for Tonbrige. A supplication against the clergy for taking
excessive fees in their spiritual courts. A memorial in parchment of such things as the
King hath to maintain his estate. Account of Res ap Gryffith's goods, lands, &c., at the
time of his attainder. An inquisition taken in Newport after the death of Eleanor Stafford
duchess of Buckingham. A book of the sayings of prophets to kings. A roll in parchment
reciting the prices of wools, and [the] gains thereof, as well here as at Calais. A
paper roll for exporting kerseys and other clothes. A paper of the names of certain
monasteries and priories to be suppressed. A book of my Master's remembrances of three
things made un[to] the King concerning the Staple of Calais. A paper reciting a grant
by the Staplers of ... of a subsidy called tonnage, of 3s. a ton. A paper of articles
of leases of farms. A bill for treasons. A roll of injuries done to John Eston by John
Fysshar of Rye. A roll of the petition of certain inhabitants of Cornwall. Copy of
Sir James Layborne's letter. Copy of an indenture between my Master and Sir Thos.
Seymour. A bill of parchment for treasons. A paper of articles against the parson of
Haddame by the bishop of London. A bill of Thos. Turnebull. A bill concerning dyeing
of woollen clothes with orchall and cork. A paper of articles of misdemeanor against
certain persons for killing deer in the woods of Cawood, appertaining to the bishop of York.
A little roll for the skinners of Coventry, Bristow, and Winchester. A pardon for the
bishop of York. A paper of certain parcels of goods detained by Mr. Smith from Mistress
(fn. 15) A paper reciting the oath of a king at his coronation. A paper of the King's letters
patents to Mr. Nores, of the stewardship of Lewesham and East Greenwich. A copy of
the indenture between my Master and Giles Heron for his lease at Canbery. Copy of the
King's letters patents to Sir Will. Thomas, John Philipis, and others. A copy of the
indenture between my Master and the wardens of the guild of St. Mary, Westminster.
Pp. 40, with title page prefixed : "A catalogue of my Master's writings, being in my
Master's closet, that were brought since All Hallow tide, Ao 24 R. [H.] viij."
300. Grants in March 1533.
1. St. Stephen's, Westminster. Charter
granting to John Chambre, clk., M.D., the
dean, and the canons of the college or free
chapel of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Stephen
the Martyr, in Westminster Palace, a
market every Thursday, and two fairs yearly,
at Frampton, Dorset, the first fair on the eve
and day of St. George the Martyr, viz.,
23 April, and the other on the eve and day
of St. Clerus (?) the Confessor (in die S'ci
Cleri Confessoris), viz., 18 July. Greenwich,
7 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
1 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 25.
ii. Another enrolment, containing the
following names as witnesses :—E. abp.
of York, Sir Thos. Audeley, chancellor,
S. bp. of Winchester, J. bp. of Lincoln,
Thos. duke of Norfolk, treasurer of England,
Charles duke of Suffolk, marshal of England,
Geo. earl of Shrewsbury, steward of
the Household, John earl of Oxford, chamberlain
of England, Thos. earl of Wiltshire,
keeper of the Privy Seal, Sir Will. Fitzwilliam,
treasurer of the King's Household,
and Sir Will. Paulet, controller of the
same, and others. Westm., 1 March.—Pat.
24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10.
2. Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, of Guyldford,
Surrey, alias Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, jun.,
treasurer of the King's Household, late
captain of the castle and county of Guysnes,
in the marches of Calais. Pardon and release.
Del. Westm., 4 March 24 Hen. VIII.
—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 23.
3. Cheshire : Commission to Edw. Fytton,
Hugh Sterkey, Ralph Arderne, and Will.
Cleyton, to make inquisition p. m. on the
lands and heirs of Roger Legh, Ric. Savage,
and Thos. Warde. Westm., 4 March.
ii. Similar commission to Thos. Fowleshurste,
Hugh Sterkey, and Ric. Halfall, on
the lands and heirs of Ralph Leyceter of
Toft, Will. Swetenham, and John Moreton.
Westm., 4 March.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1,
4. Thos. Arundell. Custody of the
manors of Genendaille, Ewisheley, Estholt,
Neweby, and Husborne, York, lately belonging
to Sir Christopher Ward, deceased ;
during the minority of Francis Nevile, son
and heir of Clara Nevell ; the said manors
being in the King's hands during the said
minority by reason of the attainder of
Thomas late cardinal of York. Westm.,
11 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
6 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 26.
5. Rob. Ronynger. Licence to import
50 tuns of Gascon wine in a Breton ship
called "The Trinity, of Odyern," John
Britayn, master, notwithstanding the Acts
of 4 Hen. VII. and 23 Hen. VIII. Westm.,
6 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
6. John Poyntz. Lease of the manor
called Symondishall, in the parish of Wotton-under-Egge,
Glouc., with all houses, &c.
thereto belonging, parcel of the lands called
Erkkislonds ; with reservations ; for the
term of 21 years, at the annual rent of 10l.,
and 2s. of increase. Del. Westm., 8 March
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 23.
7. Thos. ld. Berkeley. To be constable
and door-ward of Berkeley castle, and keeper
of "le castell parke," with "le Worthy"
included, keeper of the woods of Hinton called
Cheslaunder and Redwode, and keeper of the
deer in the said park and woods, with the
usual fees, out of the issues of the lordship of
Barkeley, as enjoyed by James Berkeley.
Greenwich, 1 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 8 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
8. Berwick-upon-Tweed : Inspeximus and
exemplification, at the request of Ralph
Bradford, the mayor, and the burgesses and
commonalty of Berwyk, of—
i. A writ of certiorari, dated 5 March
24 Hen. VIII., addressed to the mayor of
Berwick, with his answer endorsed, concerning
certain ordinances made by the King
and Council, with the assent of Sir Thos.
Darcy, lord Darcy, then captain of the said
town, for the common weal and security
ii. The ordinances above referred to, being
in substance as follow :—
That no officer, soldier, or other person
having a retinue under him, or being of the
King's retinue under another for the war,
be a freeman of the town, or engage in any
trade. All past admissions to the freedom
of the town contrary to this ordinance to be
That the mayor, burgesses, and commonalty
of the town shall have such common
within a ground called "The Snoke,"
and in all places within the bounds of Berwick,
as they have had in times past.
That all merchants, denizens, and strangers
in amity with the King shall be free to enter
the haven for the purposes of trade without
licence from the captain of the town ; but
that no Scottish vessel shall land more than
one man without such licence, who being
landed shall be at liberty when the gates are
opened to require the mayor or alderman to
ask licence of the captain for the remainder
of the ship's company. And the captain
shall grant licence so required ; and shall
likewise grant licence to any Scottish merchant
to pass and repass to and from the
said town by land ; unless the said captain
and the King's council of the town shall
have reason to suspect any of the said
Scotchmen, or that any of them come from
places where great sickness prevails, or
unless there be war between the two kingdoms.
And if any Scotchman presume to
enter the town otherwise than is above said,
it shall be lawful for the captain or any
other of the King's subjects to take him
That the mayor and burgesses shall yearly
within four days of Michaelmas choose and
present to the captain six of their coburgesses
as "hoostes" for all Scotchmen
entering the town by licence of the said
captain, whom he shall admit as such
"hoostes" for the year following, unless
the said captain and council see cause to
refuse any of them ; and upon such refusal
the said mayor and burgesses by the advice
and assent of the said captain and council
shall elect other burgesses in place of those
refused ; which "hoostes" shall answer for
the good conduct of the said Scotchmen,
that is, each for the one or more Scotchmen
lodged in his house ; and that the said
Scotchmen be within their lodgings at or
before the ceasing of the watch bell in the
evening, and not leave till the ringing of the
same bell in the morning, on peril of being
That it be lawful for every merchant being
a burgess or freeman of the town to pass
and repass into Scotland by land or water
after having received licence of the captain,
which licence he shall give unless there be
cause of suspicion, provided they do not
export corn from the said town into Scotland
when the quarter of wheat is in Yorkshire,
Lincolnshire, Norfolk, or Suffolk above
That the mayor for the time being have
always, to serve the King and himself in his
office, especially in matters of justice and for
the execution thereof, at the election of the
said mayor yearly after the custom used in
the town in the time of Sir Wm. Tyler, knt.,
late captain of the town, four serjeants, who
during their services shall be in the King's
pay as soldiers of the town receiving 106s. 8d.
a year by the hands of the treasurer of the
[The ordinances are in English.] Westm.,
11 March 24 Hen. VIII.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII.
p. 1, ms. 3 and 4.
9. Thos. Rogers, chaplain. Presentation
to the parish church of Mestham, Canterbury
dioc., void by resignation. Westm.,
9 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
12 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 25.
10. Master Thos. Westby. Grant of the
canonry and prebend of Ecclishall alias
Johnson, in the cathedral church of Lichfield,
vice Master John Taylor, LL.D., resigned.
Addressed to the Dean and Chapter.
Westm., 12 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 12 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 25.
11. Master Ric. Sampson. Grant of the
prebend of Stotfold, in the cathedral church
of Lichfield, vice Wm. Gwynne, clk., resigned ;
at the King's disposal by reason of
the voidance of the see of Coventry and
Lichfield. Westm., 12 March 24 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 13 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2,
12. Sir James Bolayne and James Hawe.
Grant, in survivorship, of the offices of clerk
of the peace and clerk of the Crown in all
sessions of peace in cos. Norf. and Suff. ;
on surrender by Leonard Spencer of pat.
1 Sept. 22 Hen. VII., granting the same
offices to the said Leonard and one John
Higham, now deceased. Westm., 11 March
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 March.—P.S.
Pat. p. 2, m. 24.
13. Francis lord Talbot. Annuity of
14l. 5s. 10d. issuing from a capital messuage
called Aple, 4 messuages and certain lands, &c.
in Wythefford, 1 messuage and certain lands,
&c. in Muckleton, 4 messuages and certain
lands, &c. in Preston and Wildemore, 1 messuage
and certain lands, &c. in Wapenshall,
Salop, late of Will. Chorleton, deceased,
during the minority of Francis Chorleton,
kinsman and next heir of the said William,
viz., son of Robert, son of the said William ;
with the wardship and marriage of the said
heir. Westm., 3 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 14 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 3 ;
and p. 2, m. 26.
14. Thos. Arundell, one of the sons of
Sir John Arundell. To be receiver general
of the duchy of Cornwall, with the appointment
of all necessary officers ; on surrender
of pat. 24 Nov. 23 Hen. VII., and pat.
27 July 7 Hen. VIII., granting the same
office to the said Sir John. Westm., 28 July
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 March.—
P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 24.
15. The exempt monastery of St. Peter,
Westminster. Congé d'élire to the prior
and convent, vice John Islippe, late abbot,
deceased. Eltham, — June 24 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 16 March.—S.B. Pat. p. 1,
16. Nic. Hubowld and Dorothy his wife.
Licence. Vacated because enrolled in 23rd
year. Westm., 16 March.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII.
p. 2, m. 16.
17. Sir Will. Skipwith. Lease of the
site of the manor of Stewton, and all demesne
lands, &c. there ; the tenements there called
"Esthouse" and "Westhouse," and certain
enclosures thereto adjoining ; 5 acres of
meadow called Hollands there, parcel of the
lands of [the late] viscount Beaumont,
Linc., with certain customs, &c. ; with reservations ;
for 21 years, at the annual rent of
21l., and 13s. 4d. of increase ; on surrender
by the said Sir William of patent 9 July
10 Hen. VIII., granting a similar lease to
John Jackson, now deceased, whose widow
and executrix Alice having married one
Wm. Lege (whereby the said William and
Alice became possessed of the premises),
they, the said William and Alice, by indenture
dated 1 July 24 Hen. VIII., granted
all their interest therein to the said Sir
Will. Skipwith. Del. Westm., 18 March
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 26.
18. Thos. duke of Norfolk, Sir Andrewe
lord Wyndesore, John Cocks, Ric. Parkehurst,
and John Waren, clks., executors of
Will. Warham, late archbishop of Canterbury,
legate of the Apostolic See, and chancellor
alias keeper of the Great Seal, alias
bishop of London, alias keeper of the House
of Converts (Rolls House), and of the
books, rolls, and records of Chancery, alias
keeper of the spiritualities of the bishoprics
of London, Bath and Wells, Rochester,
Exeter, Winchester, Bangor, Ely, St. David's,
Chichester, St. Asaph's, Hereford, Llandaff,
Lincoln, Worcester, Salisbury, and Coventry
and Lichfield, during the respective voidances
of those sees. Pardon and release.
Westm., 16 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 19 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 29.
19. The monastery of St. Saviour and
SS. Peter and Paul, Athelney, Bath and
Wells dioc. Congé d'élire to the prior and
convent, vice John Major, last abbot, deceased.
Del. Westm., 22 March 24 Hen. VIII.
—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 15.
20. Charles duke of Suffolk. Wardship
and marriage of Hen. Grey, marquis of
Dorset, son and heir of Thomas Grey, late
marquis of Dorset, deceased. Del.
Westm., 24 March 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
21. Arthur Plantagenet, viscount Lysle,
K.G. To be deputy of the town and marches
of Calais, with an annual rent of 100l. out
of the lordships of Marc and Oye, and the
annual sum of 104l. commonly called "spyall
money." The said Viscount to have a
retinue of 31 soldiers for the custody of the
town, viz. 1 horseman called a "spere,"
2 riders called "archers," and 28 others
called "souldiours," at the same wages as
during the time of Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Sir
John Peche, Sir Rob. Wyngfeld, or John
lord Berners, late deputies ; and for greater
security, another retinue of 10 men out of
the retinue of the King, or that of the
treasurer of war of the said town. Westm.,
23 Mar. vices[imo quarto] (fn. 16) Hen. VIII.
Del. 24 March.—P.S. Pat. 24 Hen. VIII.
p. 2, m. 28. Rym. XIV. 452.
22. Will. Penyson, a native of Italy.
Denization. Westm., 17 March 24 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 25 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2,
23. Mary Guldeford, widow, executrix
and administratrix of Sir Hen. Guldeford,
late comptroller of the King's household,
and master of the Horse, alias executrix of
Sir Nic. Vaux, lord Haradon. Pardon and
release. Westm., 2 March 24 Hen. VIII.
Del. Westm., 25 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2,
24. Jenkyn Lloyd ap David. Lease of
a tenement called Henvays, late of Gutto
Ap Rees Ap Jevan Gwyn, of Llanseny, in
the commote of Makedrud, Carmarthen,
yeoman, situated in the commote of Mabelview,
Carmarthen, and a parcel of land
called Brynces in the said commote, of
which tenements, &c. the said Gutto was
seized as of fee, the day he died ; parcel of
the principality of S. Wales ; with reservations ;
for 21 years, at the annual rent of 10s.,
and 4d. of increase. Del. Westm., 27 (fn. 17) Mar.
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 27.
25. John Johnson, clk., one of the King's
chaplains. Presentation to the parish church
of Sotherton, Linc. dioc., void by death, and
at the King's disposal by reason of a grant
made to the King of the first presentation
thereto, on the 22d March 24 Hen. VIII. by
Thos. earl of Rutland, Geo. Paulet and Geo.
Carlton, to whom the said presentation was
granted by John Well, the abbot and the
convent of the Benedictine monastery of
Crowland, Linc. dioc. Westm., 23 March
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 March.—
P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
26. Hants : Commission to Sir Thos.
Lysley, John Kyngesmyll, Ric. Poulet, and
Will. Howles, to make inquisition concerning
all wastes, sales, and destructions in the
forests of Chute and Fynkley. Westm.,
ii. Similar commission to Sir Will. Berkeley,
Sir John Caylewaye, Rob. Bulkeley, and
Philip Baskerfyld for the New Forest.
Westm., 29 March.
iii. Similar commission to Sir Lionel
Norres, Will. Howles, John Kyngsmyll,
Hen. Tycheborne, and Thos. Uvedale for the
forests of Southbere and Estbere, Hants.
Westm., 29 March.
iv. Similar commission to John Poulet, Ric.
Norton, Ric. Poulet, and Marlion Ryche for
the parks of Wolmere, Halesholt, and Wardelham.
Westm., 29 March.
v. Similar commission to John Poulet,
Rob. Puttenham, and Ric. Poulet for the
forest of Pambert. Westm., 29 March.—
Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3d.
27. Chr. Villers and Tho. Villers. Grant,
in survivorship, of the office of steward of
the Princes Fee, Leic. ; on surrender of
patent 23 Hen. VII. granting the office to
Everard Darby, and of patent 27 June
18 Hen. VIII. granting the reversion of it
to the said Christopher. Del. Westm.,
31 March 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat.
(undated), p. 2, m. 27.
301. The Cardinal De Tournon to Francis I.
According to what he has told the Pope concerning the king of
England's business on Francis' part, his Holiness has determined to conduct
this affair so dexterously when they [the Pope and Francis] meet together,
that nothing will be altered or marred ; but he will have to act so as not to
show himself too partial to Henry, and desires Francis to notify Henry of this
discreetly, in order that it may not become known. Thinks the Pope will
comply with Francis' request in Henry's favor, and that he will not innovate
anything in the affair which can in any way injure Henry between this and
302. [Henry VIII. to his Ambassador In France.]
Extract from instructions.
On which advice of the King, our good brother, after we shall have determined
on the publication of our said marriage, when we have intimated our
pleasure to our ambassadors at Rome to be declared to the Pope, we beg
our good brother that then, and not before, he will write to his Ambassadors
there, that, if necessary, they may aid ours in persuading the Pope and
Cardinals to be satisfied with what we have done, and in gaining as many as
they can of the said Cardinals to our side in case the Pope be against us, so
as to prevent him attempting anything against us hereafter. And when
you, our said Ambassador, find an opportunity (and the sooner you are
there the better), you shall declare to the Grand Master and Admiral that
we trust to them to promote our cause with our said brother. And you shall
deliver to them our letters ; and to any other counsellors to whom you are
certain that he will communicate what you declare to him, give each of
them our most hearty commendations, desiring them to continue their good
affection to us.
Fr., p. 1.
303. More to Erasmus.
I have received from you two letters of the 7th Feb., and am glad to
learn that the present archbishop of Canterbury is no less favorable to you
than Warham was. As the latter died incredibly poor, it is not surprising that
his liberality towards you was stinted of late. The bishop of Durham is much
exhausted by the wars of Scotland. There is a report that N. (fn. 18) was here with
Melanchthon, and left secretly, but the report was a manifest falsehood. The
King is more severe against the heretics than the bishops themselves. Tyndale,
the heretic, who is nowhere and everywhere, sends word that Melanchthon was
entertained by the king of France, and says that he was afraid that if by his
means France should receive the Word of God, it would be confirmed in the
Lutheran faith against the Wycliffites. You need not be afraid of publishing
my letter. Gossip gives out that, whatever I may pretend, I left my post
unwillingly. So long as God approves of my doing, I do not care about what
men say ; but as I have put out several treatises in English against the
heretics, I thought it my duty to defend my integrity. I have not had any
proceedings taken against me ; and beyond what my modesty will allow me to
say, the King ordered the duke of Norfolk to speak in honorable terms of
me at the appointment of my successor ; and in Parliament in his customary
address my successor was directed to commend me. I have purposely
stated in my epitaph that I molested the heretics, for I so hate that folk that,
unless they repent, I would rather incur their animosity, so mischievous are
they to the world. Chelsea.
304. Richard Lyster to Cromwell.
The name of the lady in Wilton is Dame Cecile Lambert, a sad
virtuous woman. If it be your pleasure to advance her to the King, her
friends will give you 100l., and after the decease of my Lord Steward
(Shrewsbury) you shall have the stewardship of the house, with the fee of
10l. ; the revenues of the temporalities to go to the King, which, with your
policy, will be more than he had the last hundred years.
If the customers of Southampton be employed, your letter shall be
conveyed with speed.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Rt. Honble.
305. Henry Long to Cromwell.
I desire you to be good master to the poor "mynchen," as you
promised. One Hen. Pole has married a daughter of Sir Edw. Beynton, and
has promised it to another. The abbess of Wilton elect intends to be at
Wilton in eight days ; and Dr. Benett, chancellor of Sarum, will be with you
on Tuesday or Wednesday after Low Sunday. Let me know if it will please
you to have the letter you promised me to Mr. Chancellor.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the King's council. Endd.