387. Albert Margrave Of Brandenburg to [Henry VIII.]
Has sent Frederick Nosdorfer, master of his buildings, to view the
manner and diversity of buildings in divers countries, and requests the King
to allow him to examine and draw such buildings in England as he may think
fit. Kuynyngisberg in Monte Regio. 26 April 1533.
English translation, p. 1. Endd.
388. Thomas Hall to Cromwell.
One Henry Lorde, late of Leighton, in Huntingdonshire, had, whilst
he lived, lands and tenements there, to the annual value of 4l. He died on
the 22nd (fn. 1) inst., without heirs, and his land descended to Thos. Lorde, his
brother, who is one of the three prisoners in the Castle of Lincoln, for a
robbery committed in Boston last summer, and is like to be attainted. I
beg you will make some reasonable and lawful stay in any suit for the lands
until I see you. They are within five or six miles of Huntingdon, and
would be much to my comfort if I had them by the King's gift. Huntingdon,
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council.
389. Ric. Strete to Cromwell.
On the sight of your letters by John Curson, for keeping the two
"eyrers" of goshawks, I charged Mr. Aston with them for the King's
behalf. I send by the bearer the valor of the temporalities and spiritualities
of the see of Lichfield, of which I hope there will be some increase at the
audit. The spiritualities are valued after my lord of Canterbury's book
delivered to Dr. Poole and me. The two churches of Webunbury and
Densford appropriated to the Bishop's table are somewhat better than they
are found there. I have let the latter to Mordaunt, surveyor of the King's
woods, for 18l. ; the other I shall keep myself, as I lack corn. In these two
there is nothing but glebe land and tithe corn. Whether those named in my
lord of Canterbury's book be spiritual or temporal, I leave to you. I think
his visitation will be near 100l. For testaments, it was formerly above
40l., and now is worth nothing. I send you the letters I have received
from the baily of Webunbery and Tervyn. As the rents are not so gathered
sede vacante, please get a discharge of Will. Brereton and his officers there.
Divers patents were granted by the late Bishop, as the stewardship of his
lands to my lord of Rutland, 10l. ; the baily of the liberties, 5l. ; the constable
of Eccleshall, 5l., &c. You know whether the King will allow of
It is said the Master of the Rolls (fn. 2) will be made a bishop. He is archdeacon
of Derby. If he is promoted, I should like to change my archdeaconry
of Salop for that of Derby, which is better by 20l. Lichfield,
The priory of Calwich, now void, rests in the King's pleasure.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. : Of the King's Council.
390. Aluerd Prior Of St. Oswald's to Cromwell.
I have received your letters dated London, 12 March, in favor of
"my cousin John Coupland's wife deceased." My said kinsman had
certain lands of one John Fleming in this country, by reason of a statute
staple, and desired that my servant the bearer should receive the rents, and
send them yearly to London, which he has done. I have sent him to you
that he may ascertain you of the whole truth, begging you will favor me
concerning a subpœna served upon me from the King's Court of Chancery,
at the suit of the prior of Gisburgh, in Yorkshire, against whom by the laws
I have recovered an annuity of 24l., of which I and my predecessors have
been long seised. Monastery of St. Oswald's, 27 April. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. : Of the Privy Council. Endd.
391. Chapuys to Charles V.
This feast of Easter the prior of the Augustines (fn. 3) in his sermon recommended
the people expressly to pray for queen Anne ; at which they
were astonished and scandalized, and almost every one took his departure
with great murmuring and ill looks, without waiting for the rest of the
sermon. The King was greatly displeased, and sent word to the Mayor that
on dread of his displeasure he should take order that nothing of the kind
happened again, and that no one should be so bold as to murmur at his
marriage. The Mayor hereupon assembled the trades and their officers of
the several halls, and commanded them, on pain of the King's indignation, not
to murmur at his marriage, and to prevent their apprentices from so doing,
and, what is worse and more difficult, their wives. The King in vain
forbids and makes prohibitions, as it only makes the people speak more
against it in private, and these prohibitions only serve to envenom the heart
of the people. Four days ago the King sent to the Queen to forbid her and
her servants from using the title of Queen ; and, not content with this harshness,
he has forbidden the Princess either to write or send any message to
the Queen ; and though the Princess begged of him to depute an express
messenger who might testify that she sent no message to the Queen except
of how she did, or who might first show the King all the letters that passed
between them, she could not obtain this. This prohibition was sent to her the
same day that the King sent to her to inform her of his new marriage ; at
which she was a little sad, and then, like a wise woman as she is, she
dissembled the matter, showing herself glad ; and without saying a single
word of the marriage, suddenly after she had dined, without communicating
her intentions to any one, she sat down to write a letter to the King ; and
when those who brought the news were urgent for a verbal answer,
according to their commission, she would not say a single word to them,
referring them to her letter ; at which I hear the King is well satisfied, and
praises highly her prudence. Notwithstanding the execution of this project,
the King resolved to go on with the process, and the Queen has been cited to
appear before the archbishop of Canterbury on the first of next month, at an
abbey 30 miles from here. This being a solitary place has been chosen for
secrecy, as they fear that if the affair were managed here, the people would
not refrain from speaking of it, and perhaps from rioting. The citation at
first threw the Queen into great perplexity, not knowing what to do ; but
after I had given her my advice she did not care for it. There is no danger
for the Queen in anything they can do, if she does not renounce her appeal,
expressly or tacitly, and by some indirect means, which the King and his
ministers are attempting by various methods. To remedy this I have drawn
up certain protestations, whereby I hope that the Queen will not fall into the
net of their calumnies and malice.
If it had pleased the Pope, since he was not willing to give sentence, to
insert in the bulls of the said Archbishop that he was not to have meddled in
this affair, it would have removed many inconveniences ; but he prefers to
allow the English to assert, as they have long done, that his Holiness would
at the last deceive you. The principal remedy is to obtain sentence, &c.,
in which, conformably with justice and his promise, he should find no difficulty.
The Queen is afraid, and likewise many others, that, with his accustomed
artifice, and to please the French and the English, and yet still keep hold of
you, he [the Pope] will delay the definitive sentence (for if it comes to that, it
will be in her favor, even if she had not half so strong a case) ;—at least, if
it be true, as many say, that his Holiness only tries to keep the Princes in
dissension, knowing that even if he gave sentence in favor of the King, your
Majesty would acquiesce in it, and there would be no question of war. The
English, as I have already written, will spare no pains to gain the Pope, so
as at least, if they can do no better, to make him delay and dissemble the
affair ; so your Majesty must use extreme diligence and urgency.
I have formerly written to your Majesty that when the sentence is
obtained, it would be well to send it here by some honest person, to soften
the matter (adoulcir les affaires), and that it might not seem that it was
intended to direct the King by blows of the stick ; and although such a
means be now fruitless "a offert de persuader," still by using such courtesy
we shall be doing our best, and shall be better justified before God and the
world ; and the other provisions would not be delayed by it if your Majesty
would give heed to it.
Seeing the bad disposition of affairs here, I have attempted to learn the
Queen's intention, in order to find some remedy, since kindness and justice
have no place. But she is so scrupulous, and has such great respect for the
King, that she would consider herself damned without remission if she took
any way tending to war. A little before I wrote to you, that, however much
she desired some other remedy, nevertheless she left it to me, but I have not
yet been able to come to particulars(?) ("qu'elle s'en rappointoit à moy, et aux
particularité ne ouverture ay encoires peu avoir d'icelles.")
Has been asked by English merchants about sending goods into Flanders,
and I told them that they need not fear, considering your great benevolence.
The Spanish merchants live under the halter and are ready to dislodge ; of
which being advertised by an Italian, Norfolk was very sorry. The herald
sent into France was for the purpose of carrying the Garter to the Grand
Master and the Admiral.
The duke of Norfolk is preparing to go in embassy to France, and will take
with him the bishop of London, the abbot of "Uvaircaistre" (bp.of Winchester?),
the controller of the King's household, Mr. Brian, Mr. Broun, and others.
They will be in number upwards of 100 horse. It is generally reported, but
I cannot yet ascertain if it is true, that part of them will go on to Rome,
and the others to your Majesty. Some suspect that the Pope and the French
king are to have an interview at Avignon or Nice, and that this great
embassy is got up to take part in it. This I look upon as a fable ; but as
the Duke was so urgent to hasten the last courier they sent to Rome, of
which I informed you in my last, and promised him an increase of his wages
by 40 ducats if he went and returned in 20 days, because he could not leave
this until his return, it must be supposed either that the Pope "ayt de
marcher ou envoyer quelqu'ung" to the said court of France, to treat with
the English, or perhaps that the English will have required the Pope and
the king of France to allow them certain personages who shall with them
intercede with your Majesty to allow the affair to be decided here.
Preparations are making for the coronation of the Lady, which will exceed
in sumptuousness all previous ones. It is said that it will take place on Ascension
Day. The said Lady will be bravely crowned, seeing she has all the
Queen's jewels, with which she adorns herself every day ; and it seems a
very strange thing to every one, and very cruel, that the King should allow
the Queen to be so despoiled of her jewels, and give them to another ; which
will certainly increase confusion. London, 27 April 1533.
Hol., Fr., pp. 6. From a modern copy.
392. Cranmer to the Abbot Of St. Augustine's, Canterbury.
Brother Abbot, I pray you give credence to the bearer, my servant, in
the suits he will make to you in my behalf, and ponder the same with effect.
Mortlake, 28 April.
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book. Add.
393. Nicholas West, Bishop Of Ely.
Will. of Nicholas West, bishop of Ely. Dated Downham, 28 April
1533. Mutilated at the beginning.
Bequests to "my sister Megges," to Thos. Megges and to Agnes his wife,
to Nicholas Megges my godson, to Rob. Megges and his daughter Eliz.,
Alice Tooke, and Nich. Tooke my godson, and others.
A roll of paper consisting of 13 sheets.
394. James Horswell to Richard Crumwell.
Asks him to remind his uncle about his (Horswell's) bill of the
Delivered Crumwell's token to Sir Wm. Courtenay, who thanks him.
Desires him to ask his uncle to write to the captain of Berwick in favor of
the bearer, who is going to ransom his brother, prisoner in Scotland.
Desires to be commended to Stephen Vaughan, Saddeler, and his companions.
Encloses a letter from an honest schoolmaster in Cornwall. "There be knave
friars here that play their parts." Advises the summoning of Predyaux, a
servant to the prior of Bodmin, and friar Arthur, who move sedition in all
their communication. Plymouth, 28 April 1533.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
283, f. 96.
Ellis, 1 Ser.
395. Henry VIII. to Lady Cobham.
Has appointed her to attend on horseback at the coronation of "the
lady Anne our Queen," on the feast of Pentecost, at Westminster.
Desires her to be at Greenwich on the previous Friday, to accompany the
Queen to the Tower ; on the next day to ride through London to Westminster ;
and on Whitsunday to attend at the coronation in the monastery. She
must provide white or white grey palfreys or geldings for herself and her
women. The apparel for her own horse will be furnished by the Queen's
master of the Horse, except the bit and bosses. Her robes and liveries shall
be delivered by the keeper of the Great Wardrobe. Greenwich, 28 April.
P. 1. Add.
985, f. 57 b.
6,113, f. 33 b.
396. Queen Anne Boleyn.
"For the Quenes coronacion."
[To appoint the day for the coronation, and to prepare all things for the
same.] Letters from the King to be sent to the nobles, lords, knights,
ladies, and others to attend ; and to those who will be created knights of the
Bath, [whose names Garter is to have]. Commissions to be made for the
Great Steward and Constable. The day when the Steward shall sit in the
White Hall. All noble men who hold land by service royal to bring in their
claims. The mayor, aldermen, commoners, and crafts of London are to meet
the Queen before she comes to the Tower. The King will meet her at the
Tower. A kirtle and mantle of cloth of gold furred with ermines. A lace
of silk and gold with tassels for the mantle. A circlet of gold garnished
with precious stones. A litter of timber covered with cloth of gold. Down
pillows covered with cloth of gold, for the litter. A lady [appointed by
name] to bear her train. The mayor, aldermen, and crafts of London are
to do their service accustomed, and the streets between the Tower and
Westminster are to be garnished with tapestry, arras, silk, &c., [and the
banners, standard, and pennons of crafts to be ready to garnish the barges
and stand where the wardens be of each occupation.]
Memorandum.—The Lords, the High Steward, Constable of England,
Garter, the Mayor of London, and the two squires of honor to be in crimson
velvet and "beket" (fn. 4) hats. The tipstaves of the marshals in their liveries,
to avoid the press of people. A canopy of gold with valance to be borne
by 16 knights. [Two esquires of honor to be appointed to represent the
dukes of Normandy and Aquitaine.] A horse of estate, saddled, [to be led
by the Master of the Queen's horse]. Six henchmen on palfreys harnessed
with cloth of gold. Two chairs covered with cloth of gold, and ladies of the
highest estate to sit in them, clothed in crimson velvet. Six ladies on
palfreys with saddles and harness like those of the henchmen. Two other
chairs richly garnished for the Queen's ladies. A great number of ladies
and gentlewomen on palfreys dressed according to their estates. A void to
be prepared for the Queen at Westminster. A kirtle and mantle of purple
velvet furred with ermines, with a lace, &c., for the day of the coronation. A
circlet. A cloth of estate in Westminster Hall. The procession. A ray
cloth [to go from the Hall to Westminster]. A canopy borne by the barons
of the Cinque Ports. Two bishops to go every side of the Queen. The
verge of ivory [to be borne]. The sceptre. A rich crown of gold. Liveries
to be given according to the precedents of the Wardrobe. The archbishop of
Canterbury to do as appertaineth. The seat royal or pulpit to be dressed
with cloth of gold and cushions. The Queen to be howseled, and after to
have a secret refection [of such meat as she likes best]. A stage to be made,
latticed and covered with rich cloths, for the King and others to see the
solemnity. [The mayor, aldermen, and commoners of London, with their
crafts, to meet the Queen before she comes to the Tower. The King to meet
her, and welcome her at the Tower.] The service to the Queen at dinner,
and the ordering of the hall, to be committed to those who have authority.
A stage in Westminster Hall for minstrels and trumpets. The kings of arms,
heralds, [and pursuivants] to keep their accustomed stage at the right end
of the table, [and to have a cloth on the table with proper service.] The
Treasurer and Comptroller to go on foot, and the three high estates
[Constable, Marshal, and Steward], on horseback, [their horses trapped.]
A stage on the left side of the Hall latticed and garnished for the King.
The surnap, and who shall draw it ; [the marshal to be named.] The void
after. [The Mayor to bear the cup of gold.] Jousts and tourneys. [To
appoint the number of challengers and defenders for the jousts, to go before
the Queen from the Tower to Westminster Hall on their steryng horses,
garnished with bells and devices.] The Lord Steward, Treasurer, and
Comptroller must give warning overnight to those who shall do any service.
Two copies ; pp. 3 each.
Harl. MS. 41,
2. Memoranda for the Queen's coronation, from which the passages in
brackets have been supplied.
Vellum, pp. 4.
Vesp. C. XIII.
397. Charles V.
News from Barcelona, of the 28th April.
Account of the Emperor's voyage. He embarked on the 8th, touching at
Savona, the Isle of St. Honoree, where he spent Good Friday, and Marseilles,
arriving at Barcelona on Tuesday, the 22nd, having landed on Monday at
Rose, 16 leagues from Barcelona. He was received by the Empress. Andrea
Doria took the fleet to Palanirs (Palamos), and then to Barcelona. The
Cortes are proclaimed for May 20, at Monson.
Fr., pp. 2. Extract from a letter written by some one with the Emperor.
Endd. by Hacket : Chopie.
398. Rowland Lee to Cromwell.
Yesternight I came to York, and delivered your letters to Mr. Treasurer, (fn. 5)
who was fully prepared to have ridden to London ; but after he had seen the
King's letters and yours, and I had informed him of the importance of the
matter, he resolved to give over his journey for this time, and to tarry
the end. He will do the King the best service he can, and deserves no
little thanks. Yesternight I delivered my letters to my lord Dean, eight
miles from York, who will not much stick at the conclusion in the law ; but
in the other it does not appertain to him. "I shall follow as in the convocation
of Canterbury." I have had great rain by the way. I tarry this
day at York to deliver the money. The Abbot is not here. Tomorrow I
will ride to my lord of Durham. God send us good speed. York, 29 April.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To my most entirely beloved friend, Mr. Thomas
399. Rowland Lee to Cromwell.
This 29 April, after my letter specifying the towardness of the treasurer
of York, I have learned that the archbishop of York has given the prebend
of Wytwang, lately impropriated to the deanery of the King's College in
Oxford, to Dr. Chamber, (fn. 6) and has sent his mandate to the chapter for that
purpose. As this affects the King's purpose, and is the whole living of the
deanery given by the King to Mr. Oliver, if it were withdrawn it would
deface the foundation of the whole college. Let the Archbishop know the
King's pleasure. I have written to Dr. Oliver to attend upon you. Die quo
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To my most entirely beloved friend, Mr. Thomas Cromwell.
400. Rowland Lee to Dr. [John] Olyver.
I recommend me to you and Mr. Tragunnell (Tregonwell). It will
be necessary for you to repair to Mr. Cromwell for assurance of the prebend
lately united to your deanery of Oxford. I wish you had the mandatum a
Rege capitulo to put you in possession, and it will not be denied whilst I am
here. It may come all in time, "citra xiiij. Medii," with a letter to me of
credence, when I shall do as for myself. York, 29 April.
Remember my house, and give warning, and I shall not forget you.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
401. Sir J. Russell to Cromwell.
I have written divers times to you of the paling of More park. This
day I received a letter from Mr. Nevill that the King had showed him I
had money in my hand from the revenues of the More. You know I never
received a penny, as I beg you will inform the King. I send my wife on
business to London, and I desire you will take some pains with such things
as she shall show you. If the King will give no money for the paling no
deer will be left. Charleywood, 29 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Right worshipful. Endd.
402. George Joye to Mr. L[atimer].
Sir Wm. Tindal received a letter from John Frith, who was offended
that I wrote secretly to one that asked me a question why I translated the
prayer of Esaie not all alike in the Hortulus and the prophet, wherein I show
by the diversity of translations what profit may come thereof, sc. that souls
departed sleep not nor lie idle till Doomsday, as Martin Luther and the
Anabaptists say, and as Frith and Tindal would. I desire you to see this
letter, for it is so painful to me to write that I could not leave any copy with
me. Ye shall have it among the brethren. I cannot tell his name that asked
me the question and unto whom I sent the letter by Wm. Hill, Mr. Cusen's
servant. Get it, read it, and send me your judgment, for Frith thinks it will
breed dissensions. I doubt not that souls departed live, as will be seen by
Mark 12, 2 Cor. 5, Phil. 1, John 23. The bearer, Henry Smith, will
get it for you. I do not forget your good mind towards me, and was sorry
when I heard of that fire that ye suffered, of which Paul speaks, 1 Cor. 3,
to see your work burned before your face. Be of good cheer, Mr. Latimer.
Paul suffered as much when he saw his dull Galathans bewitched. God can
bring them again. This is the fate of those who lead Christ's unruly
flocks. Write to my lord of Canterbury and animate him in his office. He
is in a perilous place. 29 April.
II. John Coke (fn. 7) to "Brother William" [Tyndale?].
I was dissatisfied with your breaking so suddenly away and not taking
letters as you promised me. I sent a letter concerning the answer to him
that would know why the prayer of Esaie is varied in the primer and the
prophet, and left myself no copy, about which it is thought dissensions may
arise among the wise brethren. Admonish him to whom the letter is
delivered of his folly, and bid him send me the letter or a copy of it. Bid him
take heed how they expound so plain a matter, and also to send Mr. Latimer
a copy. Remember my wood and my cheese. 29 April.
Both in the same hand, probably Joye's, p. 1.
403. Tyndale to Frith. (fn. 8)
Dearly beloved brother Jacob, arm yourself with patience, be cold
and circumspect, avoiding high questions, but expound the law truly. Sacraments
without signification refuse. "Of the presence of Christ's body in
the Sacrament meddle as little as you can, that there appear no division
among us. Barnes will be hot against you. The Saxons be sore on the
affirmative, whether constant or obstinate, I remit it to God. Philip Melancthon
is said to be with the French king." Some in Antwerp say they saw
him come to Paris with 150 horses. "If the Frenchmen receive the Word
of God he will plant the affirmative in them. George Joye would have put
forth a treatise of the matter, but I have stopped him as yet. What he will
do if he get money I wot not." I would have the right use preached and
the Presence to be an indifferent thing till the matter can be discussed at
leisure. I guessed long ago that the spiritualty would be caught in their
own subtilty, and I think I smell a council to be taken, little for their profits.
Let us agitate for the use of the Scripture in the mother tongue, and for
learning to be set up at the Universities. I warn you strongly not to engage
in doubtful matters, and insist that the text requires this or that meaning. I
never altered a syllable of God's Word myself, nor would, against my conscience.
If you need aid, my soul is not faint though my body be weary. If you be
asked concerning purgatory, you may say that if you err the spiritualty have
so led you by the texts they quoted from God's Word, that you now find
the texts mean no such things, but that you are ready to believe if they
prove it. My lord of London has a servant called John Tisen with a red
beard and a black-reddish head, who was once my scholar ; he was seen in
Antwerp, but came not among the Englishmen. Whither he is gone I
404. Thomas Baschurche to Cromwell.
Is sore sick and likely to die. Begs Cromwell to be good master to him
and his executors that they may have the 28l. due to him for the year's farm
of his late benefice of Olderkyrke which he resigned to Bennolte for Cromwell's
sake. It would have been paid by this time to his farmers if he had
kept the indenture and obligation which "of special trust" he delivered to
Cromwell. It would be too great an injury to withhold it. The wrongs he
has already suffered have brought him in this danger of his life. Prays God
to amend those that caused it. In case the duty be refused, requests Cromwell
to cause his specialties and writing to be delivered to his executors by
which they may claim it of the farmers. Men have no conscience now-a-days
to take away another man's living. It is not reasonable that Mr. Benolte
should have the fruits of his own benefice resigned to Mr. Stubbes and of
Baschurche's also. Is very poor and greatly indebted, and implores Cromwell
for charity to see the said duty paid. 30 April.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Mr. Thomas Cromwel, of the King's grace's most
405. George Hampton to Cromwell.
My servant showed Mr. Florens that you desired him to buy books
for you for 10 or 12 cr., which he has done ; but as he has no such treasure
in his coffers, I took him 12. I suppose he comes into England with the
books, for he tells me he has a benefice in Kent, which he says will be taken
wrongfully from him. I beg your favor for him. I beg you will have my
poor son in remembrance. Paris, 30 April.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Councillor.
406. The King's Woods.
Certificate of Leonard Reade to Sir Will. Pollett and Thos. Cromwell,
general surveyors of the King's woods, made 30 April 25 Hen. VIII., touching
the condition and extent of the woods in the forest of Barnwoodde (bailliwicks
of the Frythe, Pawnsell, Ixsill and Kingswood), Schotover and
Stowe wood. Signed Leonard Reed, and with six other signatures.
Pp. 11. Endd.
R. T. 137.
407. Henry VIII.
Commission to Thomas earl of Wiltshire and Ormond, keeper of the
Privy Seal, and Master Edw. Foxe, the King's almoner, to conclude a
stricter league and amity with Francis I. Westminster, 30 April
25 Hen. VIII.
Modern copy from the French Archives, pp. 2.
408. Francis I. to the Bailly Of Troyes.
Since last writing the Scotch ambassador has told him that the Scotch
king was not the author of the present war with England. In reply said
that he desired to see their differences amicably settled, especially as the
Scotch king was not so strong as his uncle ; and he had therefore again sent
the sieur de Beauvais to Scotland, to propose a truce for a year, during which
some honorable end might be found. The Ambassador said that he had no
charge of this kind, and only came to assure Francis that the war was not
begun by his master ; but he would report what Francis had said to his
master, whom he thought to be desirous of peace. Told him also of Beauvais'
charge to offer to the king of Scotland in marriage one of the French
king's near relations. Desires the Bailly to tell all this to the king of
England, and to request him to grant the truce. The Scotch ambassador will
remain here, expecting news, which shall be transmitted to England.
Aubigny, 30 April 1533.
Calig. B. VII.
409. [Northumberland to Henry VIII.]
Gives an account of the raids on Blakeburn and Mereburn, mentioned
in Northumberland's letter of April 23. On Saturday night, the 19th of this
month of April, Mons. de Beawys arrived here at Alnwick, telling me that
he was coming to Scotland with your consent. He left here my fellow,
Butler, your servant, to convey letters to your Majesty. He was surprised
that I had no letters from you for abstinence with Scotland. On Sunday
night he went to Coldstream, and wrote a letter to the earl of Murray, who
issued proclamations at Jedworth forbidding invasions of England. Beawys
sent me word by his guide that he was surprised that the English invaded
Scotland on the night of his coming to Coldstream, "for pondering he was
come to make a peace." He then went on to the Scotch king at Edinburgh.
(fn. 9) The Scots have done no harm since my last invasion, but keep together,
though they are daily annoyed by your subjects. Will himself annoy them
as soon as the light will serve to ride into Scotland. (fn. 9)
On Saturday morning, 26th April inst., after the day star was up, Launce
Carr, with 200 Scots, invaded England at Coukedaill and burnt Prenwik (Prendick)
and Alneham, of which they had burned a great piece before the wars
began, but returned without taking prisoners or goods. To this fray rose Robert
Bowes and the inhabitants near, and the said fray came to me "by beakyn and
scrye." Sent Sir Rauf Ellercar, Sir Thos. Wharton, and my brethren "as
a fleyng scaile unto theym," while Robt. Bowes, John Horsley, and George
Fenwike went to foray in Scotland. Followed in person with the rest of
your subjects, and burned and harried much between the waters. Took
many prisoners and cattle without loss. On Friday night the garrison of
Berwick burned a tower in the marsh called Etherington and took cattle and
prisoners. I hear from my "espialles" that the French ambassador is very
highly taken in Scotland, and much more made of than he was before.
Draft, pp. 4. Add. : To my singler good freind Maister Almoner.
A statement of certain irregularities in the returns of the sheriffs and
escheators of Northumberland by which the King suffers loss, with a list of
the amerciaments imposed by the barons of the Exchequer on the different
sheriffs for various defaults from 7 to 24 Hen. VIII.
411. Dr. Baggard to Cromwell.
Is afraid that some displeasure has been occasioned by an inhibition
which he allowed to go forth against Latimer at Bristol. Thinks he was
right in allowing it, in consequence of the rumor and sedition. Had Cromwell's
counsel before he took any steps. Begs he will remember the writer's
diligence and foresight beforehand, and his own consent. At his last
preaching at Bristol in the Rogation week Latimer preached very well, with
the approbation of his hearers. Gave Wilson licence to preach, as he was a
common preacher, and if he had refused it would have created a murmur, as
the people are much devoted to him. He promised not to have been so hasty
in his preaching ; therefore this may be an opportunity of revoking his
licence. Writes to him secretly as his loving master. This day Huberden
came, desiring a licence to preach ; but I shall give him none so long as it
shall please God, the King, and yourself. Notwithstanding his importunity
I shall shake him off well enough.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : One of the King's Council. Endd. : Dr.Bagarde,
chancellor of Worcester.
412. William Hyberden, Priest, to Cromwell.
I beg you to consider the intent of those "makers" that so grievously
accused me to you and the Council. I beg you will conceive no prejudice
against me, but be indifferent between the Friar and me till you are certified
of the truth by most part of the commonalty of Bristol, both of my preaching
and of the dissension and trouble that Latimer with his friar and two other
priests have made in Bristol. If you will let me have a copy of the letters
and sayings of my accusers, I trust to answer them, and by the testimonial of
the chief of Bristol, that I never preached any such words as are laid to my
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To his honorable master Cromwell.
413. John Norbroke.
Account of a number of felonies and outrages committed by John
Norbroke of Exeter, from 16 to 24 Hen. VIII.
Large paper, pp. 7.
414. [Starkey to Henry VIII.]
Although many learned men have given their opinions in the King's
cause, cannot refrain from stating his own opinion, as in duty bound. Thinks
it superfluous to point out the equity of his demands after so many volumes
have been written and so many universities have pronounced judgment upon
the subject. All impartial men who have considered the matter are agreed
that the marriage is against the law of nature and of God. Yet measures
ought to be adopted to remove the scandal arising from the wrong opinions
of the vulgar, who are much impressed with the belief, first, that the King's
father, being a prince of great prudence, would never have procured this
marriage if it had been against laws either divine or human ; and, secondly,
that the Pope, to whom they attribute a power almost equal to God's, can do
nothing wrong. Argues at some length that Henry should refer his cause
to a General Council for decision, and that to decide it elsewhere would be a
blot upon his reputation.
Hol., Lat., pp. 10.
ii. Conclusion of some discourse on the liberty of speaking and writing.
Ends : "Sed de severitate et clementia in rep. que cui sit preferenda longo
major est difficuitas, et in summa prudentis viri est observari et tempus et
rationes omnes negocio adjectas, et ita ex collatione facilius inveniet quid sit
factu optimum et reip. salutarissimum."
Below is written the memorandum : "Primi fructus distribuendi pauperibus
ecclesiæ cujuslibet, ut inequalitas illa olim quæ fuit æquitate temperetur."
Lat., p. 1. In Starkey's hand.
iii. [Starkey to Pole?]
—"show how after long study in divers kind of letters, and after
some experience had in strange countries de moribus και περι πολιτειων concepisti
hoc institutum scribendi, observing the rudeness here in our country,
and how far distant it was from true policy ; and that this ut videbitur dilata,
cum non dabatur occasio προς το πολιτευεσθαι.
In Starkey's hand, p. 1. All the above are from a commonplace book.
415. [Cromwell to Suffolk.]
The King hears that [Suffolk] is content to surrender his patent of
Earl Marshal, and has accordingly granted it to the duke of Norfolk, (fn. 10)
whose ancestors long held it, in place of which he shall have the justiceship of
the Forests on this side of the Trent for life. The King is pleased with him
for so kindly parting with the office, and that he has more zeal to nourish
kindness and love between Norfolk and himself than to that or any
other office. Advises him to come to Court, as Norfolk is shortly going
"towards his great journey in ambassade." London, — April.
Draft, pp. 4. Partly in Cromwell's hand.
416. The Royal Supremacy.
A religious and political rhapsody in defence of the King's authority,
on the text Ecclus. XV. :—Si volueris mandata conservare, conservabunt te.
In the course of his argument the writer asserts that it was the Pope who
endeavoured to set England against the Emperor, offering Henry VIII. a
dispensation to "marry with France" and dissolve his previous marriage,
which would have created war in Christendom ; but God favored the
King and his realm, so that "by my lady Anne chancing to enter and fulfil
that place so opened" war was avoided. Thus the Popes have been
makers of marriages between Kings and Queens only to set one against
another, and prevent them meeting in a General Council. Thus the Pope
maintains his lordship over all. If a council of Kings were held, the
knowledge of Christ might be put into Kings' heads by God's teaching.
To teach the King to know his office, "is made an ordinary head seal of the
King's head office, wherein is figured the very form of God's law, like as in
Heaven to be ministered, likewise in England." Discusses a multitude of
figures contained in this head seal, and urges the necessity of a reformation,
as the King has given away his lordship to the spiritualty.
Begins : "The wily deep-witted men taught, by the artificial crafts of
men's wisdom so deeply sought, how their deep reason might rise so
high in this world to overcome all other men's reason which are taught by
their scolez (schools) ; as when unlettered and unlearned men by their scolez
show such reason as God put into them (be it never so veylable), if lettered
men do not love and favor it by their school teaching, are ever arguing to
confound it, willing that no men's reason should be allowed, but only theirs
of their sort which would confound all other sorts."
Ends : "And yt subject can hold no land by no riztwisnes of God under
the sonne, but it be measured and met by the King's standard rizt of God's
law above the sone. The King knoweth not his own rizt of his head office ;
he hath given his head rizt to his subjects, which by his own lauz hath robbed
his kingly image by his sufferance at their wills ; hath given it away from him
to the spirituality, holden contrary to God's lauz. Here I make an end, for
lack of paper."
Pp. 61. In the handwriting of Clement Armestrong.
417. Grants in April 1533, 24 Hen. VIII.
1. John Dymbleton of Grimsby, Lincoln,
sailor. Pardon for piracy. Del. Westm.,
1 April 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
2. Wm. Buckle, clk. Presentation to
the parish church of Petynbery, Rochester
dioc., vice Rob. Joyse, chaplain, deceased.
Westm., 16 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
1 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
3. John David, servant of the landgrave
of Hasse in Almayn. Passport to leave the
realm with one horse, and 30 crowns of the
sun, or the value thereof in other money.
York Place, 1 April 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
4. Mons. Declyff Rotlowe, ambassador of
the king of Denmark. Passport for his
return to Denmark, with three servants, 400
crowns, baggage, &c. Westm., 2 April
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
5. Hants and Wilts : Commission to
John Abarowe, jun., Thos. Aprice, and Ric.
Mathew, to make inquisition concerning the
woods of Claryngton, Groveley, Melshett,
and Bently Woods. Westm., 4 April.—
Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3d.
6. York : Commission to Rob. Chaloner,
Thos. Gryce, and Gilbert Scott, to make inquisition
concerning all wastes, sales, and
destructions in the King's woods of Wakefeld
since 23 April 10 Hen. VIII. Westm.,
Similar commission to Sir James Metcalf,
Matthew Wytham, and — (fn. 1) Sygyswyke,
for the woods of Medylham. Westm., 5
Similar commission to John Evers, John
Barton, and Anth. Hamond, for the woods
of Shirefhotton in Gawtres forest. Westm.,
Similar commission to Brian Hastyngs,
Will. Copley, and Thos. Elys, for the woods
of Hatfeld and Cunsborough. Westm., 5
Similar commission to John Metcalf, Hen.
Eliers, James Rokeby, and Ric. Belyses, for
the woods of Bernecastell. Westm., 5 April.
—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3d.
7. Ralph Rowlet and Martin Bowes.
Grant, in survivorship, of the office of master
and worker of the King's monies, and keeper
of the change in the Tower of London, the
kingdom of England, and the town of Calais,
with all houses, &c. in the said tower, formerly
occupied by the Master of the Mint or
his deputy ; on surrender of patent 4 July
1 Hen. VIII., granting the same office to
Sir Wm. Blounte, lord Mountjoye. Westm.,
1 April 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 April.
—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 28.
8. Anth. Brykks and Thos. Derbye, one
of the clerks of the King's signet. Grant in
survivorship of the office of clerk of the
King's council in the town of Calais, with
the usual fees for themselves and for a
number of men under them, as Adrian Dier
or the said Thos. Derbye and John Alman
enjoyed the same ; on surrender by the said
Thomas of patent 16 Dec. 19 Hen. VIII.
granting the same office to him and the
said John Alman, now deceased. Westm.,
20 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 April.
—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 30.
9. Sir John Hesdyng. Licence to pass
out of the realm to Flanders, with five horses,
seven servants, baggage, &c. Westm.,
6 April 24 Hen. VIII. Teste 7 April.—
10. Thos. Kaleile, alias Karlyle, alias
Karlele, alias Karlowe, alias Karley, of
Carlisle, Cumb. Pardon for the murder and
homicide of Thos. Jakson. Westm., 28 March
24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 April.—P.S.
Pat. p. 2, m. 30.
11. Isabella Burgys, late wife of David
Burgys of Lynton, Devon, spinster. Pardon
for having, on Tuesday after Michaelmas
22 Hen. VIII., broken, entered, and burnt
the house of John Bury at Lynton. Westm.,
27 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Hoggeston,
7 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 30.
12. John Bartelott, one of the King's
soldiers in Calais. Licence at all times to
pass into England and return to Calais with
all kinds of merchandize for the provision
of the said town. Westm., 7 April
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
13. Leonard Thoreton, clk. of the King's
ships. Licence to take oaken timber and
elm, for the rigging and trimming of the
King's ships, in any place within the realm
Hunsdon, 14 July 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 7 April.—S.B.
14. Yorkshire : Commission to John
Barton, Ralph Bukton, Rob. Lacy, and
Thos. Wentworth, to make inquisition p. m.
on the lands and heir of Wm. Thwaytys.
jun. Westm., 8 April.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII.
p. 1, m. 2d.
15. Richard Fermer, citizen of London,
and merchant of the staple of Calais, Wm.
Fermer, brother of the said Richard, Rob.
Wyllesforde, citizen and merchant of London,
and Anth. Husse, of London. Grant
of the next presentation to the rectory or
parish church of Bradnynch, alias Bradnyshe,
Devon, in the King's patronage, as belonging
to the earldom of Cornwall. Del.
Westm., 9 April 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat.
p. 2, m. 31.
16. Priory of St. James, Staffordell, alias
Staverdale, Somers. Mortmain licence to
Wm. Grendon, the prior, to alienate the site,
circuit, &c. of the said priory or church, and
all churches, chapels, manors, lordships, &c.
which they now have in right of the said
priory, to Wm. Yorke, the prior, and the
convent of SS. Peter and Paul, Taunton.
Del. Westm., 9 April 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
17. Sir Thos. West, lord La Warr.
Charter granting a market on Wednesday at
his manor of Warre, Wyk, Glouc., and two
fairs there yearly, viz., one on the day of the
Annunciation, and the other on the day of
the Visitation of St. Mary. Del. Westm.
11 April 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2,
18. Monastery of St. Mary Bruton.
Grant to William the abbot, and the convent,
of two yearly fairs of three days' duration ;
viz., on the eve, day, and morrow of the
Feast of St. George the Martyr, and on the
eve, day, and morrow of the Feast of the
Nativity of St. Mary the Virgin, with a court
of piepowder at the said fairs, before the
steward of the said abbot and convent ; with
the same tolls and customs as those belonging
to the fair of the prior and convent
of St. Bartholomew, in West Smithfeld, in
the suburbs of London, commonly called
"Bartilmew feire." Westm., 11 April.—Pat.
24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 1.
19. Andrew Kotvicz, Geo. de Nebleben,
John Bock, and Symon de Venet. Licence
to pass beyond the sea with 400 crowns,
three geldings, and baggage. Greenwich,
11 April 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
20. Monastery of Burton-upon-Trent.
Congé, d'élire on the resignation of Wm.
Boston, last abbot, which has been notified
to the King by the cloister prior, through
Wm. Burton and John Bronston.—S.B.
21. St. Peter's, Westminster. Restitution
of temporalities on the election of
William Boston, S.T.P., as abbot. Del.
Westm., 11 April 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21.
ii. Petition for the above by the prior
and convent. Robert Davers, Thomas Elfrede,
and John Fullwell are named as the
bearers. Dated 10 April 1533, 24 Hen. VIII.
22. Thos. Crumwell. To be chancellor
of the Exchequer, with the fees, robes, and
vesture belonging to the office, from the
death of Sir John Bourghchier lord Berners,
who lately held it. Del. Westm., 12 April
24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 26.—
Rym. XIV. 436.
23. Thos. Herytage, chaplain. Presentation
to the parish church of Hanbery,
Worc. dioc., void by death. Del. Westm.,
14 April 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2,
24. Thos. Smyth and Joan his wife, one
of the kinswomen and heirs of Cecilia Josselyn,
deceased, formerly wife of Hen.
Fitzherbert, and late wife of John Josselyn,
deceased, viz., daughter of Eustace son of
the said Cecilia ; and Edw. Smyth, and
Elizabeth his wife, another of the kinswomen
and heirs of the said Cecilia, viz., daughter
of the said Eustace, &c. Livery of lands
of the said Cecilia and Eustace. Greenwich,
15 April ... Del. Westm., 17 April.
—P.S. Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 22.
25. For the priory of St. Bartholomew,
Westsmythfeld, in the suburbs of London.
Congé d'élire to Thos. Gybbons, the subprior,
and the convent, vice Will. Bolton, last
prior, deceased. Westm., 19 April.—Pat.
24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3.
26. Ric. Strete. To be archdeacon of
Derby, Cov. and Lich. dioc. ; in the King's
gift owing to the temporalities of the bishopric
being in the King's hand. Greenwich,
12 April 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Hoggeston,
27. For the archbishopric of Canterbury.
Restitution of the temporalities on the appointment
by the Pope of Thos. Cranmer,
vice William late Archbishop, deceased.
Westm., 9 April 24 Hen. VIII. Del. 19 April.
—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 21.—Rym. XIV. 456.
ii. Bull of Clement attached, promoting
Cranmer to the archbishopric. Dated Bologna,
ix. kal. Mart. 1532, 10 Clement VII.
28. Thos. Hall, of Calais, clk., alias chaplain.
Pardon for the murder of Thos. Patye, in
the town of Calais or elsewhere. "T. xxi. die
Aprilis."—S.B. Westm. Pat. 24 Hen. VIII.
p. 2, m. 29.
418. Undated Grants, 24 Hen. VIII.
1. Hen. earl of Northumberland and
Sir Ralph Ellerker, jun. Grant of the office
of steward of the manor of Holdernes, York,
and of all other possessions in Holdernes,
York, lately belonging to Edw. duke of
Buckingham, attainted of high treason,
with an annuity of 20l. out of the issues
of the said manor, &c. ; on surrender of
patent 18 June 19 Hen. VIII., granting the
same to the said Earl alone. Westm., —.
—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11.
2. Hen. Parker, clk., gentleman usher
of the Chamber. To have the pension which
the next archbishop of Canterbury is bound,
by reason of his new creation, to give to a
clerk of the King's nomination, until promoted
to a benefice by the archbishop.—
3. St. Mary, Snape. Indenture, between
the King and Thos. duke of Norfolk, lord Treasurer,
of sale of the ground, site, &c. of the
late monastery of St. Mary, Snape, and of
the manors of Snape, Scotts, Taseards, and
Aldeburghe or Alderburgh, Suff., with appurtenances
in the towns, fields, &c. of
Snape, Skottes, Tastardes, Aslewood, Freston,
Aldeburgh or Alderbnrgh, Buckeslowe,
Pesenhale, Sternefeld, Bedyngfeld, Orford,
Stradbroke, Hacheston, Glemham, Blakesale,
Rendham, Saxmondham, and Benhale ; which
came into the King's hands by the attainder
of card. Wolsey. In consideration of which
sale the said Duke has bound himself in
12 recognizances acknowledged by him
before Sir Rob. Norwich, C. J. of C. P.—
Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20.
4. Sir William Blount, lord Mountjoye.
Licence to alienate the manors of Alaxton,
Leic., Wotton under Wever, Staff., and
Waddenhoo, Cotherstoke, and Clapthorne,
and 2 messuages, 2 virgates of land, and
8 acres of meadow in Yarwell, Northt., and
the advowsons of the churches of Alaxton
and Waddenhoo, except 1 rood of land
in the manor of Alaxton, to Sir Wm. Powlet,
Sir Giles Strangways, Sir Thos. Trenchard,
Sir John Chamond, John Rowe, serjeant-at-law.
Baldwin Malet, John Pawlet, Wm.
Portman, Nic. Willoughby, Rob. Rawson,
and Walter Seymer.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII.
p. 1, m. 24.
5. John Baptist Semyn, a native of
Italy. Denization. 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Pat. p. 1, m. 25.
6. Jankyn Lloyd alias Jankyn Ap
David Ap R., of New Kaermerdin, S. Wales,
alias Jankyn Lloyd, jun. Pardon.—S.B.
Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25.
7. Cuthbert Ogle, clk., the King's chaplain.
Annuity of 40l. out of the issues of co.
Northumb., vacated on personal surrender,
5 Feb. 25 Hen. VIII. — S.B. Pat.
24 Hen VIII. p. 1, m. 28.
8. Rouland Lee, clk. Grant of a house
in the town of Lychefeld, late of Thos.
Fitzherbert, late prebendary of Bysshops
Ichyngton, and chaunter of the church of the
said town.—S.B. Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1,
9. James Nedeham. To be clerk and
overseer of the King's works in England ; on
surrender by Thos. Flowre of pat. 14 May
20 Hen. VIII., granting the same offices to
Hen. Smyth, now deceased, and the said
Thomas.—S.B. Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1,
10. Leicestershire : Commission to Wm.
Assheby, Edw. Sapcotes, and Thos. Sharrotes,
to make inquisition p. m. on the lands
and heir of Wm. Berkeley. Westm., —.
—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
11. Thos. Capull, of Dymnoke, Glouc.,
and Will. Lou, of Hanley Childe, Glouc.,
labourer. Reversal of outlawry sued in the
Common Pleas by Ric. Acton and John
Calowhill, for trespass ; the said Thomas
and William having surrendered to the Flete
prison, as certified by Sir Rob. Norwiche,
C. J. Westm., —. —Pat. 24 Hen. VIII.
p. 2. m. 4.
12. Anth. Seyntleger, of Ulcombe, Kent.
Exemption from being made escheator or
sheriff of the county of Kent or Midd., or
serving on juries, &c. Westm., —.—Pat.
24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8.—The P.S. is dated
Dover Castle, 16 Nov.
13. Ric. Riche. To be Attorney General
in Wales and the marches thereof, and in
the county palatine of Chester and Flint,
with the fees enjoyed in that office by Wm.
Ruddall or John Baldewyn, out of the
issues of the duchy of Cornwall ; on surrender
of pat. 13 April 21 Hen. VIII., granting
the same office to the said John Baldewyn.
Westm.,—.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII.
p. 2, m. 13.
Vacated on surrender 28 June 4 & 5 Philip
and Mary, by the said Richard, then lord
14. Wm. Antram, of Charleton Camfyld,
Somers., smith. Pardon for having on the
2nd Dec. 21 Hen. VIII. broken and entered
the house of John Frike, at Corton, Somers.,
and stolen 20l. in money belonging to the said
John.—S.B. 24 Hen. VIII. Pat. p. 2, m. 24.
15. Ric. Lee and Will. Sakevyle. Grant
of a messuage, with certain lands thereto
belonging, in the vill of Witton, Salop, and
two messuages, with lands thereto belonging,
in the vill of Westbury, Salop, which lately
belonged to John Lyngen, of Witton, who
was outlawed for felony and murder committed
on the 24th Jan. 17 Hen. VIII., and
which came into the King's hands by reason
of an inquisition taken at Wyllington, Salop,
3 Nov. 22 Hen. VIII., before Wm. Chorleton,
escheator.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2,
16. John Latton. Lease of the manor
of Browton, Wilts, late belonging to the earl
of Warwick, for 21 years from Mich. A.D.
1540, on the expiration of a lease to Rob.
Wingfield, at an annual rent of 10l. 13s. 4d.,
and — (fn. 12) of increase.—S.B.
17. Rochester Bridge. Authority to
John Warner and John Otterbury to take
timber and other necessaries for the repair
of the said bridge.—S.B. 24 Hen. VIII.
18. John Johnson, merchant of Canterbury.
Licence to ship to Calais 100 oxen,
400 qrs. of malt, 100 qrs. of oats, and 20 tuns
19. John Catcot, one of the yeomen of
the Guard, and John Sandford, one of the
yeomen ushers of the Chamber. Grant of
the corrody in the monastery of Athelney,
Somerset, hitherto held by the said John
20. Sir Thos. Audeley, keeper of the
Great Seal. Licence to import 5 tuns of
wine for the store of his household. Undated.
419. Grants in April 1533, 25 Hen. VIII.
1. John Halle, of Mirfeld, York, miller.
Reversal of outlawry, sued for trespass by
Ralph Sonyar, in the Common Pleas ; the
said John having surrendered to the Flete
prison, as certified by Sir Rob. Norwiche,
C. J. of C. P. Westm., 23 April.—Pat.
25 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 43.
2. Thos. Vowell, gentleman usher of the
Chamber. Reversion of the office of harbour
master (havenator) in the duchy of Cornwall,
on the death of John Thomas, or on surrender
of pat. 22 July 9 Hen. VIII. Greenwich,
24 April 25 Hen. VIII.—P.S. writ.
Signed : "Ste. Winton."
3. Sir Thos. lord Burgh, and Thos.
Burgh, son and heir apparent of the said
Sir Thomas. Grant in survivorship of the
office of steward of the manor of the sock of
Kyrton in Lyndesey, Linc., and of all lands
and tenements in the said sock, with the
usual fees as enjoyed by Sir Rob. Sheffeld,
or any other such officer ; on surrender of
pat. 19 Dec. 22 Hen. VIII., granting the
same to the said lord Burgh and Edw.
Burgh, now deceased, then son and heir
apparent of the said lord. Greenwich,
22 April 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 April
25 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 35.
4. Wm. Smyth alias Chalfunt, of London,
yeoman. Pardon for felony and assault
committed on the night of the 6th March
18 Hen. VIII. on Ric. Snatte, in his house
at Huntington, Kent. Del. Westm. 26 April
25 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
5. Rob. Crathorn, of London, porter.
Pardon for a burglary committed in the
house of Will. Fermer at Mugwell Street,
in the parish of St. Olave's, in the ward of
Farringdon, London, and for stealing therefrom
a quantity of plate and other goods, the
property of the said William. Greenwich,
22 April 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
26 April 25 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
6. Thos. Adington, of London, leather
dresser. To be the King's leather dresser,
alias serjeant of the "Pelletria," vice Nich.
Jenyns, deceased. Greenwich, 23 April
25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 April.—
P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 8.
7. Edw. Hopkynson. Pardon for a
felony and robbery committed upon the
person and goods of one Ric. Bataylle.
Greenwich, 23 April 25 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 28 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 35,
and p. 2, m. 30.
8. Sir Geo. Bulleyn, lord Rocheford.
Wardship and marriage of Edm. Sheffeld,
son and heir of Sir Rob. Sheffelde, during
the minority of the said Edmund. Greenwich,
28 April 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
29 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 9.
9. Thos. Caulonde, clk. Presentation
to the parish church of West Tilbury, London
dioc. Greenwich, 30 April 25 Hen. VIII.
10. Wm. Grene, of Lychefeld, Staff., yeoman
alias vicar choral, alias master chorister
of Lychefeld cathedral, alias Wm. Grene of
London, yeoman. Pardon of all offences
committed before 1 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del.
Westm., 30 April 25 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat.
p. 1, m. 41.
11. Will. Moyes, one of the yeomen of
the Guard. Grant of the office of bailiff of
the hundred of Powdrum, Cornw., vice
Stephen Tukker, deceased. Greenwich,
27 April 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
30 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
12. Chr. Vessy, prebendary of St. Patrick's
cathedral, Dublin, alias vicar of the
parish church of Swerds, Ireland, alias vicar
of Laracor and Deamor, Meath, Ireland.
Pardon of all offences committed against the
statute of provisors 16 Ric. II., or any other
statute of provisors and præmunire, before
1 April 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,
30 April [25 Hen. VIII.] — S.B. Pat.
25 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 41.
420. Henry Norris to Cromwell.
The King commands that you shall apparel all his minstrels in red
chamlet, with H. and K. embroidered after the old sort. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To my most assured good friend, Mr. Cromwell. Endd.
421. Sir R. Page to Cromwell.
I have sent my nephew Sondes to you. He is in the list to be made
knight, but his lands are not great, and he is bound in heavy charges by his
father's will for the marriage of five of his sisters yet unmarried, and three
of his brethren, who have each 10l. a year for life. I beg your favor in his
Hol., p. 1. Sealed. Add. : Of the Council.
422. [Cromwell's] "Remembraunces."
George Aleyn, for my lord of Develynges matters concerning Alen,
alderman, and concerning Thos. Alen, of Rayley. John Cavalcanti for his
matter. Gregory Cassaile. Ric. Singiltun. Nic. Rusticus saith a post
departeth toward his master tonight, who also is here. Master Alen
desireth the remembrance of the vicar of Tane's pardon. Edm. More for
answer for the Scott and his reward for the King's letters. Mr. Barton for
the answer of his letter. Mr. Drewis for his bill signed and bill of suit.
My lord abbot of Revers for a letter to my lord of Rutland. Serjeant
Rookwood for his bill. Wm. Sommester of Plymouth. Jas. Horswell for
a letter to Mr. Hegecum (Edgcombe?) for the frere who is departing here.
Nicolas Fascheon for his licence. John Fagon and Calverlay.
P. 1. Endd.
423. The Staple Of Calais.
"Demands to be made of the King's behalf of the merchants of the
1. That they shall pay the King the sums due this day upon all obligations
according to the days of payment. 2. That they shall pay ½d. more on
each woolfell that they shall load hereafter to Calais, and 13s. 4d. more on
every sack. 3. That they shall bring in bullion for every sack according
to law, and not henceforth make any exchanges without licence.
On these conditions the King is willing to take their house and lands in
Calais and the Marches, and to accept the other offers made in their supplication,
and to grant them liberty to ship and to continue their company,
and to pay for no more wools and fells than they shall ship.
In Cromwell's hand, p. 1.
ii. Memoranda on the back of the preceding :—
"For to remember the judgment to be prepared for in the King's great
Item, for the despatch of my lord of Norfolk.
Item, the bill for the succession, and to rest upon the same.
Item, for to devise for the coronation, and to see presendementtes for the
Item, to devise for lands for the Queen.
Item, for the establishment of the Dowager."
In Cromwell's hand.