Cleop. E. IV.
799. Commissioners at Bristol to Cromwell.
I (fn. 1) received your letter on Saturday, 5 July, commanding me to
choose five or six honest men to assist in all causes touching Latomer and
Huberdine, and their preachings, especially what the latter said of the
King's majesty. I accordingly chose the abbot of St. Augustine's by
Bristol, John Cabull, Thos. Broke, Ric. Tunell, late mayor, and Thos. à
Bowen ; and we sat on Sunday, 6 July, at St. James's. There appeared
several, both of the spiritualty and of the temporalty, to whom we read our
commission, and called on them to certify the King and his Council what
Latomer and Huberdyne had preached. The result will be seen by their
certificates. Latimer preached two sermons at Bristol on the second Sunday
in Lent, one in St. Nicholas' church before noon, the other in the Blackfriars
at afternoon, and on Monday next a third in St. Thomas's church. In all
three he preached schismatic opinions,—"as, in hell to be no fire sensible ;
the souls that be in purgatory to have no need of our prayers, but rather to
pray for us ; no saints to be honored ; no pilgrimage to be used ; our blessed
Lady to be a sinner," as reported by the hearers. For myself, I was sick,
and never heard him preach in Bristol ; but it is evident many in this
town are infected by him, from the highest to the lowest. "And so did
continue from the foresaid second Sunday in Lent unto Easter next ensuing,
and yet doth continue." At Easter Hubberdine came to Bristol, and preached
at St. Thomas's church at afternoon on Easter eve, and at St. Nicholas' church
before noon on Easter day, proving Latimer's conclusions erroneous. This
has made matters worse, the opposite parties being more ardent than before.
That same Sunday Gilbert Cogan came to the house of the Grey Friars in
Bristol, and told the warden to beware what he wrote, as there would come
400 to testify the contrary.
On Friday, 11 July, John Drews, and others, brought in before us sitting
in commission a book of many names, and three articles, where appeareth
every man's confession. Called before us Thomas Butler, and examined him
of Hyberdyn's preaching in St. Thomas's church. He answered "that a
number of erytykes were in Bristow ; and from that number he brought it to
20 or 30 erytykes, according to the first article." Thomas Walker deposed
that Hyberdyne said there were 20 or 30 heretics ; and another man, that all
Bristol was knaves or heretics. John Drews, seeing that every man was
examined by himself, knew that their confessions would not agree with the
articles in the said book, and desired that every man should bring in his
confession by writing ; and, to save trouble, we agreed to receive their bills ;
which bills and books we send.
Signed : Per me, Willm. Burton, abbatem Monasterii divi Augustini—
Bye me, John Cable—Thomas Broke—Per me, Rychard Tenell—Thomas
Abowen—By me John Bartholomew.
Pp. 3. Add. : Of the Council. Endd.
2. Depositions against Hubberdine.
i. That he said in the pulpit in St. Thomas's church in Bristowe that
there were 20 or 30 heretics among the inhabitants of the town. 2. That
he said, in divers places and churches in the pulpits of this town, that
whoever spoke against the Pope or any of his acts is a heretic. 3. That
he said at the church at the Temple in Bristol, upon the Sension Day, that
bishops were wont to be chosen by the Holy Ghost, and by their chapters, as
the bishop of Salisbury at Salisbury, and Bath at Wells, "but now it is
otherwise given I wot nere how, but it was never merry in the Church
since, nor never will be merry nor well as long as this fashion as now a days
is given doth continue."
Each of these statements is signed by Thos. Sheward, John Hylle, John
Gorney, John Wells, and Thos. Stokbryge.
ii. Another set of the same depositions, with different signatures to each ;
viz., 13 signatures to the first, 14 to the second, and 14 to the third. At
the foot occurs this note : "Summa of the persons in this book, 17."
Endd. : The books and bills against Huberdyn only, without any matter
against Latymer, save one John Smyth, sheriff of Bristow.
P. 1, broad sheet.
iii. John Smythe deposes to the saying of Hyberdyne at Temple Church in
the pulpit on Ascension Day, and that Mr. Latymer preached that souls in
purgatory may merit and pray for us as we for them.
Hol., p. 1.
iv. Roger Phelpott deposes that Hubberdine said in All Hallows Church
that there were 20 or 30 heretics in Bristow ; which he denied before
Mr. Mayor and the Council. Questioned him about this in London before
Ant. Payne and Wm. Appowell, grocer ; "and he said it was best to deny it,
seeing I was but one man, as much to say, One record to a matter is
nothing. And I told him of his preaching. His saying was, he would
Hol., p. 1.
v. Harry White deposes to the same points as in § i. Signed.
vi. Ric. Typper deposes to the latter two points. Signed for him by the
clerk because he cannot write.
vii. List of the names of persons who can bear witness to each of the three
sayings of Hubberdine. Signed by John Drew.
Summa : As all these persons stand as well in the two books as in five
bills, they be in number 126 ; but they be no more persons in deed but 44,
little more or less, for some be written three or four times.
Large paper, p. 1.
800. John Pye, Mayor of Oxford, to Cromwell.
On Friday last a bill was delivered me of the sayings of dan Thomas
Norton of Rowley, which I enclose. The monk is imprisoned. The bill was
delivered by Rob. Davys. Oxford, 11 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council.
Cal. B. III. 166.
801. Magnus to Cromwell.
Writes, in conjunction with his colleagues, to the King of their communication
with the Scotch commissioners, who have gone home. Supposes
Mons. de Beauvoys, the French king's ambassador, comes to England for the
same causes. Hopes to have a good answer from the king of Scots on
Tuesday. Newcastle, 11 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : "Mr. Crom[we]ll of the King's most honorable Council."
Endd. by Wriothesley.
Cal. B. III. 163.
St. P. IV. 648.
802. The Commissioners On The Borders to Henry VIII.
Have received his letters dated Westminster the 6th inst., in answer
to their letter about the negociations. Beauvois remained till the King's
letter arrived, to whom they gave the best entertainment they could. Sent
the letter to him, and, expecting that both he and the Scotch commissioners
would wish to speak with us, we went to them, and, notwithstanding our
haste, found the French ambassador ready to depart. He said, considering
the importance of the case, he intended to go up at once to Henry. Urged
him to delay and hear their conference with the Scotch commissioners.
With this he was something content, but saw so well how matters stood
that he made small tarrying. He heard, however, all that was alleged on
either side. Continued in conference after his departure three or four
hours. Could not bring them over to our way, and said we were content to
take theirs, provided certain words were included, which we send in a little
schedule. This they refused, all because they would not let the King have
Cawe Mylnes. Urged that it touched the King's honor to make restitution,
and afterwards suggested that the King might be content to remove Geo.
Douglas, and commit Cawe Mylnes to such one of his servants that they
might be assured would not use it to their displeasure if the breach did
not come of themselves. When this failed, proposed a further abstinence for
a month, one or both of the Scotch commissioners remaining with us ; but
this also they refused. At last they agreed to go with all speed to the King
their master, to know his pleasure about our propositions, especially about
the further abstinence, promising like honest gentlemen to do their best to
bring him to a good purpose. Finally have arranged for proclamations for
the said 20 days' abstinence, and have delivered one of them to the Scotch
commissioners. Have sent Lyall Graye, porter of Berwick, to put it in
execution, but neither party is bound till word be received from the king of
Scots. Give reasons for accepting this truce. In reference to the gentleman
of Wales, told the Commissioners they wondered James would receive
Henry's rebels, when proposing to enter amity. They answered that they
had heard such a person had arrived, but knew nothing more. Newcastle,
After our conference, the Scotch commissioners retired to Morpeth. Signed
by Magnus, Clifford, Sir Ralph Ellerkar, jun., and Sir Thos. Whartton.
Add. Endd. by Wriothesley
Cal. B. III. 258.
803. Sir Thos. Whartton to Cromwell.
Needs not write of the news : that has been done already by the
Commissioners. Hears of the arrival in Scotland of the gentleman of whom
the King wrote. He is at Whytterne with his wife and daughter, with
10 persons : is appointed to a castle S.W. of Edinburgh. "The Scots king,
hearing the woman named his daughter to be fair, and about the age
of 15 years, repaired to the said castle, and did speak with the said gentleman ;
and for the beauty of his daughter, as mine espiall saith, the King repaired
lately thither again." He is said to be the uncle of Rys ap Griffith ; some
say his sister's son. Newcastle, 11 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. : "To the right worshipful Master Cromwell, one of the
King's most honorable Council." Endd. by Wriothesley.
804. Ferdinand King Of The Romans to Clement VII.
Recommends to him the cause of his aunt the queen of England.
Begs credence for Wolfgang Prantner, coadjutor of the Grand Master of
the Order of St. George. Vienna, 11 July 1533.
805. Chapuys to Charles V.
As the King, I suppose, considers that it would only be a waste of
time and trouble to try and get me to consent expressly or tacitly to the
matters he had proposed to me by his Council, nothing more has been
said to me of them, although it had been appointed between the Council and
me that they would let me know the King's pleasure. Instead of this,
five days after I was with them, the King gave instructions to the chamberlain,
almoner, master of the Horse, and secretary of the Queen, and to the
purveyor of her house, to make divers remonstrances to her, especially that
it came of great arrogance and vainglory on her part to usurp the title of
Queen, seeing that she could not pretend ignorance that he had been lawfully
divorced from her by the opinions of the chief universities of Christendom,
and duly married to another, who had been since crowned ; that she
deceived herself in supposing that he would ever in his life take her back
as his wife, but that if she would content herself in submitting to things
done, and obey his will, he would treat her well,—otherwise he would
publish through the kingdom the effort he had made to treat her well,
and the obstinacy of her refusal, after which he would punish her as his
subject ; and that if she persevered in this obstinacy, she would create
parties in the kingdom, and confusion in the succession, from which would
arise enormous bloodshed and great destruction of the kingdom, to the burden
of her conscience. Moreover, that if she persisted the King would ill-treat
the Princess ; and those who spoke of it, and all her other servants,
would incur the King's indignation. To all these dreadful temptations or
adjurations the Queen replied openly and courageously, that as she knew
assuredly she was the King's true wife, she would never call herself
otherwise than Queen, or answer to any other name, to any person in the
world ; and that this course must not be attributed to arrogance or vainglory,
for she would be much more proud to be called the daughter of her father
and mother than to be the greatest queen in the world, if she could not
conscientiously use the title. As to the unjust sentence of the archbishop of
Canterbury, the intrigues to purchase the opinions of the universities, the
form of this clandestine and accursed marriage, she declared the whole
mystery at full length. As to the King not taking her back, she had perfect
confidence that He who in a moment converted St. Paul, and turned him
from a persecutor into a preacher, would inspire the King's conscience, and
not permit such a virtuous prince long to continue in error, to the slander of
Christendom and ecclesiastical authority. As to the division of the kingdom,
and the confusion of the succession, those only were to blame who had
persuaded this new marriage, because the King had already lawful succession
acknowledged by the whole kingdom ; and from such an abominable marriage
there could only arise a perverse offspring, which would throw all into
confusion that allowed it to reign. As to the publication of which they
spoke, she would very much desire that not only all the kingdom but all
the world knew that she would not consent to things so unjust, or to be
treated otherwise than as Queen.
As to the punishment with which they threatened her, if she had offended
the King, he might punish her as his wife, but not otherwise, except wilfully
and by force ; for unless she was his wife, all the world knew what submission
he could claim from her. As to the Princess, the King being her father
could do what he pleased. No doubt she would be sorry to see her
ill-treated, and also that her servants should incur the King's indignation ;
but neither for that, nor for any death, would she damn her soul or that of
the King her husband.
When the King understood that the Queen would not submit to his
demand, without waiting for the full report, he caused to be printed and
published through the city, by sound of trumpets, the edict of which I send a
copy translated to your Majesty. He has since caused to come hither the
persons named in the above instruction, to redeliver to them, as they think,
a charge upon the said commission, or else to suborn them from the service
of the Queen. Till now nothing has been said to them, except that Cromwell
has thanked them on the King's behalf for the good service they have done
in their charge, and desired them to wait awhile for the determination of
the order to be taken in the Queen's matters ; and even Cromwell was
unable to refrain from saying to them that it was impossible to make a more
virtuous and prudent answer than the Queen had done, and that God and nature
had done her great injury that she had no male issue, for she had surpassed
in glory and reputation nearly all the princes one reads of. God grant that
the treatment they give her may correspond to these praises and her
A courier arrived from Rome eight days ago, bringing news, as I
understand, that the King's excusator at Rome had been forbidden to
interfere in the process ; on which news the King had despatched two
couriers in two days. It is said they carry the originals of the determinations
of the universities, the sentence of the archbishop of Canterbury,
and an appeal to the Council against the exclusion of the excusator, hoping
by this means to hinder the effect of the sentence.
I understand the Lady complains daily of the Easterlings, who on the day
of her entry had set the Imperial eagle predominant over the King's arms
and hers ; and also that through the villages where the Princess passed the
other day they made her great festivity, which is as if God had descended
from Heaven. The Lady is very much displeased, and would like much to
punish the people. This may serve as an indication of her perverse and
The truce is not yet settled with the Scots, for all the English have
reported. The Scots made a raid on the 13th ult. a long way into this
kingdom, and, besides other robberies, burnt two villages.
The Pope has written to the Nuncio that since things were getting so bad
here, and he had so great a desire to withdraw, he might take leave of the
King under pretence of visiting his Holiness at Nice, or some other excuse.
This he has done, and has received great presents ; the King being very glad
that he is to be at the said meeting, for the great confidence the English have
in him, as I lately wrote.
The King, at the request of an Irish lord named ... (fn. 2) who has
some dispute with his neighbours, is sending him artillery and ammunition.
Eight months ago, as I wrote, he had a great notion of casting a quantity
of artillery of every kind ; and for this great preparation was made, both in
getting supplies of metal and making moulds, but only one piece has been
cast, and nothing more has been said of it, as the founders themselves have
This very instant I have received your letters of the 19th ult. with the
documents therein mentioned, of which I shall immediately inform the
Queen. They will be a great consolation to her. London, 11 July 1533.
Hol., Fr., pp. 5. From a modern copy.
St. P. VII. 484.
806. Henry VIII. to Bonner.
Finds by his letters to Norfolk of 19 June that the Pope will proceed
to extreme process, instigated by a gentleman sent from Spain.
Therefore sends the following instructions :—He is to throw aside all
timorousness and despair, of which he shows signs in his letters, and keep
before his eyes continually the justice of the King's cause. Having God
before his eyes, the King will be able to maintain Bonner against the malice
of his adversaries, and therefore he is continually to exclaim against the
Pope, demanding the admission of the King's excusator. The King is
inclined to take away from Campeggio the office of protector for his ungrateful
proceedings, and Bonner is to transfer the office to De Monte, and
thank him for what he has done. The ambassadors are to communicate
all proceedings to the Cardinal, and promise him recompense for his
Is advertised by Sir John Wallop, his ambassador in the French Court,
that the Emperor intends to continue in Italy, giving his son the crown of
Spain. Has therefore written to the duke of Norfolk to tell the French
King how prejudicial it will be to his interests, and not less to the Pope, and
the preservation of his authority. Bonner is to represent this matter to his
Corrected draft, in Wriothesley's hand. Mutilated.
807. The Pope's Sentence.
Sentence of Clement VII. against Henry VIII., declaring his divorce
from Katharine and marriage with Anne Boleyn null ; and pronouncing the
King to have incurred the greater excommunication, but suspending the
declaration of the same till the end of September.
Vit. B. XIV. 56.
2. Spanish translation of the above.
Pp. 3. Mutilated and imperfect. Endd. : "Italion."
28,586, f. 331.
808. Katharine Of Arragon.
"Relacion de lo que ha pasado sobre la causa de la Serenisima Reyna
When the Pope returned from Bologna, the English labored for the revocation
of the two briefs against the King, and the Emperor's agents opposed
it. The Pope committed the matter to cardinals Monte and Campeggio, to
Simoneta and Paul de Capisuchis, auditors of the Rota, and to the Datary,
who decided against the English. At this time the count of Cifuentes arrived
at the Court. In a few days news came that the king of England had
married Ana, and it was determined to let him know that he had incurred
the censures and penalties mentioned in the briefs. On the other side, five
remissorias were presented for the principal matter, but no more, on account
of the nearness of the vacation. At the arrival of Rodrigo d'Avalos, the
Count and he gave the Pope the Emperor's letter, and in consequence of
their representations he ordered Paul de Capisuchis to report (refiriese) the
cause in Consistory. This he did in three Consistories. His Holiness also
ordered the Rota to examine everything. All the cardinals and auditors of
the Rota were informed, as many doubts were urged by the English, and
some of the cardinals were French, and inclined to England. Finally, the
Consistory decided in favor of the Queen, and that the prohibition in this
case was not de jure divino.
At this juncture, when a sentence for the Queen was inevitable, two days
before the last Consistory, the English alleged that the King had examined
witnesses when the case was before the Legates, who had not been produced
at Rome, and that the Pope could not determine the case without seeing the
whole process. To this it was replied that the Queen had sent the whole
process up to the time she appealed, and no further proceedings could be
received. The Queen not only appealed, but committed the cause anew
against the King, per viam querelœ super molestationibus et matrimonio, by
virtue of which the King was cited afresh, and the cause was instructa, so
that what is said about having more process does not hinder the expedition.
Even supposing that those witnesses were examined, which is not certain,
except that the Pope says Campeggio told him that witnesses were examined,
it was said that they could not prove anything to impeach the lawfulness of
the Queen's marriage.
Supposing that the prohibition of marriage with a brother's widow is not
de jure divino, it is clear that although witnesses might prove that the marriage
with Arthur was consummated ; that Henry was a minor when the dispensation
was obtained, and protested on arriving at puberty that he would not
marry Katharine, and that he did not consider the dispensation valid ; and
that there were no wars nor fear of wars ; all this is not to the point, as the
dispensation was granted by Julius "pro pace conservanda," and this cause
was true. It cannot be denied that the second marriage cemented the peace
and alliance. The remisorias already proved show sufficient cause for a dispensation,
even if the marriage was prohibited by divine law, which it is not.
If it cannot be proved that Katharine was a virgin when she married the
King, it cannot be denied that it is doubtful ; and the present marriage being
public, notorious, and consummated, cannot be dissolved on account of the
former, of which the consummation cannot be proved.
Even if the prohibition was de jure divino, the dispensation was good.
The King has acted on it for many years, and deprived himself of the right
of protestation against it. For these and many other reasons, the Pope may
very well decide the case with satisfaction to his honor and conscience.
But it is thought the Pope and Cardinals have wished to desist (sobreser)
in the expedition of the principal cause, as they clearly showed before this
doubt about the process was urged. Seeing this deliberation, another way
(verso) was taken to revoke ex officio pastorali all that the king of England
had done to the prejudice of the Queen.
On the 11th of this July, the Pope in Consistory pronounced a sentence
restoring the Queen to her royal state, annulling the King's marriage with
Ana, whose children are declared illegitimate, and declaring that the King is
excommunicate, and has incurred the penalties contained in the briefs.
The Queen's agents, seeing that the principal cause was not despatched in
the last Consistory, presented the other remisorias, that matters might be
arranged during the vacation, and the expedition insisted on at the next
audiences. It is thought it will be shortly obtained.
A term was assigned to the King, until 1 Oct., for him to present any
processes or writings of which he intends to make use.
Sp., pp. 9. Modern copy.
Vit. B. XIV. 44.
809. Edw. Karne to [Cromwell].
"Pleas[e it your mastership to be advertised] that ...
the le ... your may[stership]
... other the ...
the effect an ...
by the said Fraun[ces] ...
handle and set forth the ...
justicie with all dexterity and lerny[ng] ...
must and that always we should ca[ll continually] for justice for the King's
highness ... much as the agents of the part ad[verse]
... against his said Highness to the Po[pe] ...
your maystership shall understand that [there was nothing] omitted for the
King's highness behalf [that might be] excogitate, laboured, studied, or forseen
[that might] confer to his said Highness purpose [which was set] forth accordingly
as well with the Po[pe's holiness] alone and the Cardinals severally, as
a[lso in the Consisto]rye openly before the Pope and a[ll the Cardinals, with]
exclamations of the injuries a[nd wrongs that] they did to the K[ing's
highness as] well in excluding me, and [the matters excusatory, wherein
was stay made till I was] straitly commanded [to silence in that behalf,
with utter] denial of any [farther audience, and commandment] to depart
out of [the Consistory, except I or other the] King's highness [agents here
had any other thin]gs to say then [such as concerned the matter]s
excusatory, but never[theless] I shewed them [pla]ynly the injuries that the
[Pope and the Cardinals di]d in that behalf, and laid ...
for the reserving of the King's highness defence [in th]at behalfe, all such
remedy as could be devy[sed] by the King's highness council here for that
be[half], as also upon the incolorable injuries and [wron]gs that the Pope's
holiness did to his Highness [in pro]cedyng in the principal cause at the
instance [of] the parte adverse by the virtue of a certain process [ma]de
by them only, not having respect, according [as e]very judge ought to have,
by the due order of the law [and t]he right and justice of the King's
highness' cause, which [his] Holiness ought by the law as well to search
for or that [he pro]ceded to any decision, as if the King's highness himself
... as parte to sue instantly for the same ... [havi]ng
respect or regarding only to the assertions [of the pa]rte adverse or process
made by them, feigning ... to be, which were never in
rerum natura ... ng not to be, which all the world chiefly in
yng[land] ... to
after th[e Pope's holiness caused the rejection of the]
matters [excusatory done by decree of the Con]sistorye to [be intimated to
me, viz., the 4th of this, where] I ensure you [the bp. of Worcester,
Mr. Bennet, Mr.] Boner, and every m[an, did as much as might] be spoken
or done without any [respect, but only] to the furtherance of the King's
hyg[hness cause and] right. This notwithstanding, the Imperia[lists, with
the] learned counsel of the parte adver[se, rode about] to inform for the
sentence in [the principal] cause against the next Consistories, [viz., the 9th
and] the xjth of this, and made imp[ortune suit and] labours both to the
Pope and Cardinals i[n that behalf] with all possibility, having the most
p[art of the] Cardinals bended with them, in so much [that it was] openly
divulgated in all the Court [that we should] have sentence against us in
the p[rincipal cause in] one of the said Consistories. Nevert[heless the
King's] highness ambassadors, Mr. Boner [and I, went] about to all the
Cardinals, and in[formed them severally] both of the truth of those p[oints
that the part adverse had informed to the contrary,] ensuring them by such
evidences as Mr. Boner and I h]ad here, that if [they would, according to
their duty], search for the truth [they should find it, and farther s]ayd that
in [nowise they might, by the law, c]ustome, or stile, [proceed to any
decision in the] cause without the produc[tion of the process made by] the
Pope's legates in Yng[land, from the which] the late Queen did appeal, [and
thereupon] obtained the cause to be advoked here, [and] this ground of the
lack of the [prod]uction of the said process, those Cardinals which be
[mer]e Imperials, could not deny to be such that in [case] the said process
was not producted, they could [go] to no sentence ; and therby, to the great
discontenta[tion] of the Imperials, the sentence in the principal [cau]se was
stayed and put over, then considering the [imp]ossibility to remedy the lack
of the said process [be]for the last Consistory, viz. the xjth of this, they
[made] suit and labours importunately to have decla[ratio]n upon the
attemptates by the King's highness [there], and restitution of the late
Queen, and other things [contain]ed in certain pretensed inhibitions, and
thereupon [made] process the same xjth day in the morning. Wher[ein
to stay] and stop such declaration and process [we, the King's highness's
ambassadors, Mr. Boner and I, used all [such remedy that we might
possibly devise,] and [after such sort that if the Pope would] hav[e
observed the order and due course of the] law [that day it had not been
possible for him] to dec[ree anything ; but that notwithstanding] without
any [respect] ... shall perceive by ...
[the Pope] that day upon th[e attemptates proceeded. And, sir,
if] our lives had lain upon hy[t, it was not] possible to do any more than
we [did therein to] stay. And, sir, such provocations a[s your mastership]
wrote of in your said letter of the ... by Fraunces the
courier came not ... were brought by Thadeo the courier,
[and arri]ved here the xj. day of this, about ii. ... in the
afternoon, being iiij. or v. ... the Consistory was broken
up, wher[efore it was] not possible to intimate them befor[e] ...
on of the said Consistory, this courier is ... so that everything
done cannot be ... for the shortness of time and
speedy ... by the next all thing shall be sent ...
it was done, and thus most l ... to your mastership,
beseeching [Almighty God to] conserve the same in long li[fe] ...
[Rome, 12 July 15 (fn. 3) ]33."
St. P. VII. 480.
810. Bonner to Cromwell.
Thanks him for his kindness. By the letters sent will perceive their
proceedings in the King's cause. When he has perused them, begs him to
deliver them to the King. Will learn more by their common letters to the
King. Contrary to all expectation, the Pope has pronounced censure against
the King, but delays it till the end of September. In four days will write
more fully. Rome, "Vigilia Reliquiarum."
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Privy Council.
811. Sir Anthony Browne to Cromwell.
I have received your letter with news of the health of the King and
Queen. The French king came to Ryon on July 9, at 10 p.m. The next
day the duke of Norfolk repaired thither, and was met at two miles from the
town by Mons. de Vendome, the duke of Albany, the count of Saynpoll,
Mons. de Navars, and others. They entered at 8 o'clock, dined with
Albany, and afterwards went to the King. Never saw the court so small,
as most had gone before to Toulouse. The same day the King removed to
Mountfarran, two small leagues off, where he supped, and Norfolk with him.
He was received by the citizens on horseback, and 300 footmen with artillery,
clothed in jerkins of cloth of gold, or orange velvet or satin. The
religious met him in the town, with the sacrament and a procession. The
streets were gravelled, and the sides hung with verdure, and covered with
linen, with the arms of the King, Queen, and Dauphin. In divers places
there were fair pageants, and the streets were furnished with torches and
trumpets blown. After supper he went on to Clearmount, the best town in
Ovarne, where he was received by the Bishop, who is the Chancellor's son,
with 300 footmen in russet and black, and conducted to his lodging with
trumpets, drums, flutes, and guns, and a great noise of thunder withal.
After the Duke had brought the King to his lodging, he returned to Mountfarrant,
which is but half a mile away. I have never seen three such towns
so near together. The townsmen of Mount Farraunt gave the King a
present of the value of 1,000 cr., and they of Clearmount gave him a cup of
gold weighing 1,300 cr. He gave them both to one of his hunters. I never
saw so goodly a country. The Great Master showed me that there has been
no king in these parts for 160 years ; "which I have marvel of being such a
thing, for it is all full of mountains, and they say that upon the tops of these
mountains grows such grass that yearly it is mown, which you would think a
marvel if you saw the country." Belyon, in Overn, 12 July. Signed.
P.S. in his own hand.—News came yesterday that the duke of Milan has
beheaded the French ambassador. (fn. 4) The reason is not yet known.
Remember my bill, for the longer I tarry the more loss shall I sustain.
Pp. 3. Add. : Master of the King's jewels. Endd.
Cal. D. X. 253.
812. [P. Vannes] to Henry VIII.
"... [l]ongo usu ... eo tempore
præstiti ... ssime laboraret et cum
f ... Angliæ unicum firmissimumque ...
haberet, hæc omnia vere dici m ...
fassi sunt, petiit deinde Comens[is episcopus quid] Majestas vestra de
se sentiret quod olim ... nescio quid sinistre ad eam fuisse
... rare me dixi quid Regia Majestas vestra ...
sciebam tamen de bonis omnibus eam quam ... et ingenti esse
in omnes benignitate ... delationum facile oblivisci, quæ false
f ... quæ non malo animo sint profectæ, hic ...
sua in Regiam majestatem vestram observantia ... porro, loquamur,
ait, nos tres aliquanto ... non ut nuncii, non ut secretarii,
a ... sed ut veteris amicitiæ memores sum ...
invicem agentes nil mihi futurum gratius [accideret quam] ad tantorum
virorum sermones nunc adm[itti] ... ea dixit, ut se habent in
Anglia se ... cia. Bene inquam, Deo duce, habent, et
l ... quam optime habuissent, nisi adversarior[um] ...
Pontificis bonitatem retardasset et b ... sanctissima rectissimaque
causa justitia ... fieri tum aliquando posse putabam ut ...
cui tam diu colla subdide ...
et ... tia *
... plenitudine ... judiciaria
termina ... jam pridem
debuisset et Reg ... m duro scrupulo liberare
... ipsi rem omnem transegistis resp ...
utare fuisse a Regia Majestate vestra ...
cum Deo starent et veritate et Re ... animæ salutem
nulli quam sibi ipsi cario[rem esse] posse et quod dolebam principes eo
imp ... bus suis et animæ salutem concernent ... ntur
aliunde, quam a pontifice remedia e[xpectare] ... [et] Sedis Apostolicæ
authoritatem hic videbam quam [maxime p]ericlitari ; dixit uterque ita sibi
esse pontific[is a]nimum exploratum erga regiam Majestatem vestram [ut]
utcumque lacessitus nunquam sit paternum suum [amorem] mutaturus ; si
hoc, inquam, re ipsa effecerit, p ... victi et rerum suarum stabilimento
imprimi[s] consulet et universo orbi palam faciet alt[er]ius arbitrio non
semper duci et eo pacto ... studium et amorem facilius ceteros
alli[ceret. Pe]tiit deinde an dux Northfolkiæ recta in ...
[co]nventu ad Pontificem destinaretur ... orare hoc me
dixi, putabam tamen a Re[gia Majestate vestra] et Rege Christianissimo ea
communibus coni ... agi quæ in utriusque Regni comm[une
bonum] ... [et tran]quillitatem cessura * * * *
... ab omni re ... ul dubitem Illmum
D ... tum prudentissimum, tum Regi ...
cum primis carum omnia perscri ... digna,
volui tamen audaciæ culpam s ... Regiam Celsitudinem his literis
venera ... illi felicitatem precari.
Postquam dominus dux Northfolkiæ pauc ... ministris ascitis
ita locorum angustia ... Regem Chr. una cum collegis se
conti ... triduo de rebus gravioribus cum ejus ...
unius ego diei spatio præcedere statim ... a rege Lugdunum versus
redeuntem ... expectaturus atque ita per Montisferra[t] ...
oppidum iter faciens, e fenestra me sal[utaverunt episcopus] Commensis et
episcopus Faventiæ Pontificis or[atores] ... cum quibus olim Romæ
agens aliquid ... contraxeram, ex equo desilii, ad eosque [properavi]
bonam utrique valetudinem gratulans post ... alterum sermonem
et mutuum amicitiæ h ... tum officium, ubi e cubiculo ministros
vi ... et jam assidendum esse viderem abeund ...
ne illis molestus essem eo quidem co ... eis jam in animo esse
videbam ut ... tentem, gravioribus colloquiis de ...
omnes assedissemus, cepi apud * * * ...
aliquid s ... adventu ex illorum
... conventum tractatum a ...
plorarem. Accidit utrumque ...
[ju]rejurando affirmarunt pontificem ...
citius fortasse quam præscriptum aut ... mirari
me dixi pontificem, quem ... tationes actionesque
cum Cæsare commune ... ntum apud hunc Regem
potuisse ut ejus ... hunc congressum attrahat, at Faventiæ
episcopus ... quit Christianissimus, is est qui multum
apud Pon[tificem p]otest, cujus ductu Pontifex Niciam ven[turus e]st,
utcumque fuerit hunc ego conventum pre ... m Christianæ
reipublicæ salutarem, dixique adhuc ... Pontificis arbitrio,
posse duo potentissima Reg[na] ... t perpetuo amicitiæ vinculo
colligata in amic[itia] ... [s]tudio et devotione sibi sedique Apostolicæ
conserv[ari, q]uod omnino, nisi improborum consilio innitatur, vel ...
bebit illamque amicitiam et eorum principum benev[olentiam] ... iam
solidiori firmiorique arbitrabar fundamento ... ex se et propter
se ultronea et volunta[ria] ... at quam illorum principum qui
stant et ... privatarum rerum respectu ex præsen ...
temporumque successu et occasione ... tacite subiit de vestra
Majestate serm ... [dis]erte eloquens et faci ... * *
... t sentire ... aniter cum ejus
S ... [a]micitiam et humanitatem ...
Majestate studium gratias utrisque eg ... illi ad Christianissimum
abierunt qui ad ea ... profectus erat. Ego hac
Dominus Faventiæ mihi dixit quod un ... Magistro Niciam
procedet obvius ...
Doleo hac mea loquacitate fuisse Reg[iæ Majestati vestræ] molestum,
sed fidei et observantiæ meæ ... hos habitos sermones succincte
Deus optimus maximus Regiam vestram Majestatem ... orbi
felicissimam longævamque tueatur. E ... Alverniæ oppido. Die
xii. Julii, M...
Illud non reticebo, quod tum apud pontificis o[ratores tum] apud Galliæ
nobiliores, multam laudem ... peperit testimonium illud Christianissim[i
Regis] quod tam ardenter ejus authoritate, et ... cessum
sit adversus illos de sacra[mento perperam] sentientes."
Hol. Mutilated. Add.
Cal. D. X. 120.
813. [Vannes] to —
"Dominus Dux ejusque ... tum
itineris tum locorum habit ... ad aliquot dies regem
insequuntur ... qui suæ fidei commissa habent, suæ semper quieti
præponant. Ego certe, nunquam putassem Ducem senem tam vivido esse
animo et vigilanti, si quando sentit, Regiæ Majestati suam operam esse usui.
Est hic apud omnes in maxima existimatione. Audio a Rege datos illi
comites Episcopum Parisiensem et Moretum, qui Lugdunum usque et ad
reditum Regis illi adsint, ut honestissime in locis omnibus tractetur."
In Vannes' hand. Mutilated.
814. Edmund Wyndesore to Lord Lisle.
Your Lordship has been pleased to admit me, with my uncle, as one
of your attorneys in your absence. Sir Edw. Seymour has had several
meetings with your counsel about the bargain of the lands he bought of your
Lordship in Somersetshire ; but Master Denzil and Master Marvyn say you
have not kept covenant with him in entering your lands again, and that he
was bound to make your Lordship a lease, for term of your life, of 140l.,
within a month after the estate and assurance made. Gives the answer of
Seymour's counsel to this, showing that he had forfeited no bond ; and the
answer of Lisle's own counsel, showing that Sir John Audley and his friends
were bound in 10,000l. that his Lordship should enjoy all such lands as
my Lady his wife had during his life. In the end Seymour asked them what
they would do. They deferred their answer till Friday last, and said that
Lisle would be content if he could keep possession or be made sure of his
annuity for life, and would take no extremity, if Seymour did the same on
his part ; but to this he would not agree, and insisted on having possession.
They desired him to put his mind in writing to send to your Lordship ; to
which he agreed. An action of debt is taken against your Lordship by
Master Brown and other executors of Master Compton for 320l., about which
your counsel desire instructions ; and another at the suit of the marchioness of
Dorset, as executrix of her husband the late Marquis, for 150l. Let Master
Smith, your auditor, know your pleasure. London, Saturday, 12 July.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd. Sealed.
Titus, B. XI.
St. P. II. 198.
815. William Wise, Mayor of Waterford, to Cromwell. (fn. 5)
The vicar of Dungarvan has reported today that the Emperor has
sent letters to the earl of Desmond by the chaplain or ambassador who was
sent to the late earl James. It is commonly reported that his practice is to
win the Geraltyns and the Breenes, and that the Emperor intends to send
an army to invade Ireland. A Spaniard told this to an inhabitant of this
city more than a month ago. Did not write of it then, as he thought it
incredible. The chaplain arrived more than 15 days ago at the Dengill, in
the dominions of the earl of Desmond. The Earl has taken a ship laden
with Spanish wines, bound for Galway, for the victualling of his castle of
Though his years require quietness and rest, he intends as much trouble
as any of his nation ever did. Hopes he will be condignly punished.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right honorable Master Cromwell, councillor to
the King. Endd. : Wise. July.
816. Rowland Lee to Cromwell.
These three days I have travailed at Malmesbury without any good,
owing to Baynton. The Prior let me see a letter of Bayneton's, desiring
him and five or six of his brethren to come ten miles off to him, trusting in
two or three days to have new letters from the King. At the end of his
letter he says I shall be welcome if I come. After which it was folly for me
to do any further ; for on trust of contrary commands to me (not to the
King's honor), and maintenance of Mr. Key, we were more like to make a
fray than a love day. I send you a copy of my letter to Mr. Bayneton. If
this matter be suffered to go sub umbra and unpunished, let not the King
trust to have such speed for his prerogative in monasteries as heretofore.
At my return on Monday or Tuesday I will explain more to you. I bring
with me Mr. Strett's money, and for the matter of Burton. Bradstoke,
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To my most loving friend Mr. Thomas Crumwell, at
817. [Rowland Lee to Sir E. Baynton.]
This day the prior of Malmesbury recorded your recommendations to
me by your letter, wherein you willed me to be welcome to your place ; for
the which, and for your old assured gentleness, I heartily thank you. Before
your letter came I had resolved for London, for certain business I had at
court, upon causes committed to me in this my journey. It were folly to
delay the time, for if any other determination be of late contrary to that I
have received, as is not likely, I shall know it myself, and, if the King please,
will shortly return and rid my business. Malmesbury, this Saturday.
Draft in Lee's hand, p. 1.
818. Sir Piers Dutton.
Resolution of the Council in the matter in variance between Thomas
Aston and Sir Piers Dutton, that the latter is the right heir male of Hugh,
brother of Sir Piers, son of Edmund, brother of Sir Conyers Dutton,
deceased. The ordering of the lands is deferred till the quinzaine of
Michaelmas. Westm., 12 July 25 Hen. VIII.
Copy, p. 1.
819. David [Beton] Abbot of Arbroath.
See Grants in July, No. 35.
28,173, f. 283,
820. Mary Queen of Hungary.
Instructions for Jehan de le Sauch, imperial secretary, to be declared
to the King with the aid of the ambassador at present there.
To complain that the queen of Hungary has been informed that the King
has forbidden to the merchants of the staple of Calais the distribution,
sale, and widenge of wool to the merchants of the Low Countries. She does
not think this prohibition can come from him, and she requests him to
remove it. 12 July 1533.
Fr., pp. 3. Modern copy.
Ibid., f. 285.
2. Another copy.
Vesp. C. VII.
821. T. Batcock to William Prat.
Yesterday night (Saturday), Thomas Biston, a servant of the King's,
came to his door with a post, being advised by some in Bayonne to do so.
He had heard on the way that war was proclaimed between the Emperor
and the King because he was new married. Told him that nothing of the
kind had been proclaimed here ; and, as far as he could perceive, the Emperor
would make no war this year, neither with England nor with Barba Rocha.
The Emperor came to Monson, and is since returned to Barcelona, and it
is not known here where he is. He brought 4,000 soldiers to Barcelona,
who would have spoiled the city, and put the Emperor in jeopardy of his life,
because they did not have their wages. He intends to hold a parliament in
Monson to have money from Catalonia, Aragon, and Valencia. Does not
think this can be done for three months. He will then come to Castile, and
hold another parliament to have money. After this, as those who came from
the Court say, he will set the Scots and Irish against England, with a great
number of Spaniards. Told Biston that if he had any letters for England a
ship was going to Bristow tomorrow. He said he would write from Ernany,
and send a letter "for one Mr. Cromell," which he has not done. Asks
Pratt to show his mastership that Biston passed here. If he were as well
acquainted with him as he has been with my lord of York and the duke of
Norfolk, would have written to him. As Prat knows, has been evil rewarded
for the good service he has done, and intends to labor no more in vain. In
the Rendre, 13 July 1533.
The bachiler, his hostess, and all his folks, desire to be recommended.
Asks him to send her a pound of flax.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Wm. Prat, of London, merchant. Endd. : Thos. Batcoke.
From the Rendre, 1 Aug. 1533, by Bristow way.
822. Christopher Hales to Cromwell.
I am glad you are at a point with Mr. Pakyngton, who desires your
favor. I thank you for your goodness to Mr. Chicheley. I am sorry I did
not speak to you before you went to Court. This day fortnight I trust again
to be in Gray's Inn. Your servant, John Brigenden, has been twice at
Canterbury, to visit my wife's maid. If he marry her they will both be
undone. "If ye know not of these his leappys," examine him of them. I
should be sorry to see him cast away, and therefore keep a good eye to him.
He is more frail than you would imagine. Southwark, 13 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Councillor.
2,067, f. 104.
823. Thomas Gamull, of Buerton.
His will. 13 July 1533, 24 Hen. VIII. (sic.)
Copy, pp. 2.
824. John Hackett to Lord Lisle.
Has received his letter dated the 7th, touching Adryan the saddler's
matter, which Hacket thinks of great importance. He ought to deliver Lisle
a testimonial of the words spoken, to be sent to the governors of the town
where they were reported, so that justice be done. Will stir in it to that
effect if the testimonial be sent to him. In failure of any proof, the words
were better left unspoken. Bruxelles, 14 July 1533. Signed.
Encloses a letter from Parker to the Master of the Horse.
P. 1. Add.
2,057,f. 124 b.
825. The Citizens of Dublin to [Henry VIII.]
Received on 14 July his letter of 9 April. Deny the truth of the
complaint made by the city of Chester. In consequence of the ill-treatment
and extortion suffered by their merchants at Chester, they go of their
own accord to Liverpool and other places.
Copy, p. 1.
Lease by Thomas earl of Wiltshire and Ormond to Ric. Lawe of
Tunbridge, Kent, of a park-ground, paled, called the Cage, with a lodge
therein, in the p. of Tunbridge, for 21 years, at a rent of 5l. Dated 14 July
25 Hen. VIII. Sealed.
Poli Epp. I.
827. Sadolet to Pole.
Has been prevented from writing sooner partly by ill-health and
partly by some necessary journeys. It is quite true, as Pole asserts, that
what he has written of bim proceeds from affection ; but it is affection proceeding
from true and right judgment. Thinks he has vindicated himself
sufficiently from Pole's criticism that he had done injustice to theology ; but
as Pole urges it again, will endeavour to satisfy him. Has received letters
from his friend Thomas (Starkey ?), (fn. 6) a man well worthy of Pole's intimacy,
and of the studies to which he daily devotes himself. Sends compliments to
him and others. Paul has been suffering from fever, but is beginning to
recover. Carpentras, pridie idus Julii 1533.
St. P. IV. 652.
828. Sir Thos. Clifford and Sir Geo. Lawson to Henry VIII.
News came to Angus that now, on the return of the Scotch commissioners,
Mark Carre of Tevedale, and Alex. Hoome of the Marche, were
commanded to repair to the Scotch council, the king of Scots then being in
the North, at St. Dothons in Rose, though he will immediately repair to
Edinburgh. It is supposed they want to invent some plan to get the Cawe
Mills by stealth. To prevent this, have viewed the place today, and have
devised a flat roof of timber to be set upon the roof for ordnance. Wrote
lately to Cromwell of the arrangement the warden had taken with George
Douglas for his charges. A gentleman of Wales, naming himself Ryse, has
come to Edinburgh with his wife, daughter, and seven servants, and the
king of Scots has received him well. Has moved George Douglas to get
inquiry made about him. Ric. Foster and other captains of your ships of
war arrived at [Holy ?] Eland. The price of corn is marvellously fallen.
It is so abundant that small sale can be had, but it would be costly to send it
to other places. Yet, if peace ensue, there will be great loss in keeping it.
By advice of my Lord Warden the posts are to remain, notwithstanding
Tuke's message, seeing that the peace is concluded but for 20 days. Berwick,
15 July. Signed.
829. Sir George Lawson to Cromwell.
To the same effect as the preceding. Berwick, 15 July.
P.S.—Master Clyfford is writing to Mr. Fitzwilliams concerning the matters
of my lord of Northumberland. If the King is disposed to make overtures
to have the said Earl's lands in Northumberland they will be most valuable,
and always make his warden strong and more able to serve with less wages.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
St. P. VII. 481.
830. Sir Wm. Poulett to Cromwell.
Thanks him for his news of the Queen's coronation, and the truce
with Scotland. The king of France came from Lyons to Ryo in Auvergne,
where we met him on Thursday the 10th. With him were the duke of
Vendôme, Albany, and others. Gives an account of their journeys with
him and their final departure, intending to be at the interview at Nice.
Thinks the Pope will not keep it, otherwise it will be an advantage to the
King's cause. Norfolk has handled himself well. Would have written
to the King if he had had any news. The King is honorably received in
Auvergne. Crepiour in Auvergne, 15 July.
Hol. Add. : Chancellor of the Exchequer and Governor of the Jewels.
[Cal. E. I. II.?]
831. Rob. Aldrydge to Cromwell.
I sent you from Paris an over-long letter by one Mr. Mason, a student
there. My lord's Grace, lord Rochford, Mr. Comptroller, (fn. 7) Mr. Browne,
Mr. Bry[an], and all the company, are in good health. We have come from
Paris, and are now at Croupere, about xx .. leagues from Lyons. We
passed through Nouvell St. Geordge, Mylloune, St. Mathuryns, Montargys,
Bryar, Coone, Charyte-super-Ligerim, Nevers, St. Petre le Mo[ustier], Mullens,
where my Lord lay in a house that had been the duke of Bourbon's, St.
Purcyns, Gaunat, Agaperse, "where my lord ... hys tarried the King's
appointment where he should ... meet him with often message between
them, so that wythy[n] vij. days after, as was appointed, he came to Ryon
... where about 1½ mile without the town, met with him t[he duke of]
Richmond and my lord of Surrey, within ... a mile after met with him
the duke of A[lbany], Vandon and count St. Poule, and so bro[ught him]
into the town, where he dined with duke d ... After dinner went to
the King, there abode in ... with the King about two hours. After
accompanyd ... King to Montferrond, where the King was [recei]uyd
after a fashion as I have not seen befo[re] ... stage at the first gate
gorgeously apparelled, [and there] upon stood a young woman richly clothed
with ij ... of gold, speaking to the King, and delivering [the] keys.
Within all the way the King went the t[own was] hanged over with fair
linen cloths upon bowe ... walls hanged with arras, children to the
num[ber of] 40 in garments of silk, spears in their hands [crying] viva le Roy.
In the midst of the town three o[r four] young women upon a stage in like
gorgeous a[pparel]. In the third place, likewise the fyft, with tr[umpets]
and other minstrelsy. I should have said ho[w that] without the town
the burgeys met the King [on] horseback, of whom one spake a brief
proposition ... the towns end the clergy with procession. There
... pyd the King and my Lord within the Court." The same
night the King went to Cleremont, where he was received with much more
glory and royalty, with men of arms and other business. My Lord returned
to his bed to Montferrond. Afterwards he and certain gentlemen followed
the Court for four days, and the rest of his company went to Crouper. He
intends shortly to depart in company with the bishop of Parys, Mons. Jocky,
Mons. de Lue, and other French gentlemen, to Lyon, and to proceed to
accomplish our most desired purpose. Crouper, 15 July.
Hol., pp. 3. Mutilated. Add. : Rt. Worshipful. Endd.
"Verdicts brought in for Dykeland."
Report of Henry King, Henry Frowyke, and 25 others of the county of
Guisnes, and the lordships of Marke and Oye, on certain articles of inquiry
drawn up by lord Lisle, deputy of Calais, on the King's behalf, 4 July
25 Hen. VIII., touching the former condition of certain lands between
Newnhambridge, Sandgate, and the Cawsey, that had been overflowed by the
sea, when a sluice was made by the bishop of Winchester (fn. 8) at the King's cost.
It appears that the country was sessed for making sea-banks in connection
with the sluice, which caused great murmurs, and that some paid, and some
did not ; that the sluice was broken up by a commission sent to lord
Berners, then deputy, Will. Snawdon, then mayor, Sir Chr. Garneys,
knight porter, Will. Bryswoode, then the King's surveyor, and Ric. Chawfer,
alderman ; and that this was the cause of the overflowing. The lands might
be recovered by stopping the sluice, making a spoy to let out fresh water and
keep out salt water, and renewing the sea banks ; but this would be an importable
charge, and should be done at the King's cost. The Commissioners
desire his Lordship to call the mariners and fishermen of the town before him
to declare upon oath if the haven be better by the breaking up of the sluice
than it was before. The tenants on the north side are willing to lose the
land if it be for the benefit of the town and haven ; but if the sea is to have
its course a bank should be made for above 1,200 feet from where the sluice
stood, else not only the south side will be drowned, but the country will be in
danger. 1,000 acres are now overflown at every tide. A "gote" should be
made to convey fresh water into the haven at a dam called the Long Beme,
at the west end of the dyke. The harbour would be improved by more
abundance of water being brought into it from some other place.
ii. The answer of certain mariners on their oaths before my Lord Deputy
and the Council.
It is 10 years since Dykeland was broken up, when Mr. Snawdon was
mayor. Thinks the haven is amended thereby. There is now six foot
more water, and then there was a bar before the haven, which is now gone.
No other cost has been done since the breaking up of the said Dykeland,
except the mending of the jetties and the making of the heads (which
did not deepen the haven, but protected the downs and walls), and the
making of two sluices at Newnham bridge, which were needed for the back
water of the country, and by which the haven is improved. Any work to
keep out the salt water from Dykeland would injure the haven.
iii. The verdict of John Wynebanck, Geo. Anlaby, and John Corson, of
Guysnes, and 22 other persons of different places adjoining, on certain
articles proposed by lord Lisle, 15 July 25 Hen. VIII.
Before the breaking up of the sluice by Newnham bridge, the land there to
Sandgate was in as good estate as any other land in the county of Guisnes,
for the tenants had spoys in their ground to convey the water into the said
sluice. The sluice was made at the King's cost, and the country was sessed
for making the bank, but many did not pay the sessment. Think the sluice
should be stopped again at the King's cost ; but if the sea is to have its
course, there must be a strong bank made and repaired on the south side of
the said sea water.
Pp. 8. Add. : To the right hon. Master Cromwell, of the King's most
833. John Smyth, Auditor, to Lord Lisle.
I have received your letters, dated Calais, the 16th June, and have
been with my Lord Chief Baron, who has shown me sufficient acquittances
of the money in the indenture. 200l. was paid at the sealing, and at another
time 40l. to your own hands by his servant Pony, 140l. by two bills of
Sir Oliver, 15l. to Alexander Aylemer, 100s. by Kynsmell for Norres, and
20l. for the redemption of your collar, besides other 20l. paid by my lady.
Sir Edw. Seymour has made no determinate answer as yet to your counsel,
but I doubt not you will have as much advantage of him as he of you, by
the indenture or otherwise. Sir John Dudley is at no further point than
you left him as to the performance of his covenants. I have been at a
reckoning with Rob. Acton, who has delivered 63l. in money and stuff since
the last reckoning, of which 33l. was due to your Lordship at Lady Day.
There is still due to him 30l., and he claims of you 40s. a year out of
Rybbesford, which I told him was extinguished when he bought the manor.
He also makes much work for 100l., for which he stands bound to the King
for you, as he says. London, 15 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
834. Henry Lord Mountague to Lady Lisle.
Has received her letter, with news of her and her husband's good
health. The Lord Chief Baron denies everything which he lays to his
charge. Will defend anything which comes to his ears sounding to the
honor of lord and lady Lisle. Perceives by her letter that Calais is somewhat
chargeable, as he always reckoned it should be, "to such a free stomach
as my Lord hath." Advises her to look upon it now at the beginning, for
everything here is harder than at her departing, and is like to continue so.
Commendations to lord Lisle, who has no kinsman more ready to do him
pleasure. London, 15 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
835. Henry Man to Dr. Bocking.
Owns his fault in not replying sooner to Bocking's letters, which
have given him such spiritual joy as he cannot express. Let us magnify the
name of the Lord, who has raised up this holy virgin, (fn. 9) a mother indeed to
me, and a daughter to thee, for our salvation. She has raised a fire in some
hearts that you would think like the operation of the Holy Spirit in the
Primitive Church. If you saw with what frequent tears some bewailed
their transgressions ! God has left himself at least 7,000 who have not bent
the knee to Baal. I rejoice that I have lived to see this day. But now,
as to yourself, I cannot let you disown the title of father I have given you
unless you will take me as your hired servant. Charterhouse of Shene,
St. Swithin's Day.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add. : To his devout religious father, Dr. Bockyng,
cellarer at Christchurch in Canterbury.
Endd. (by the Prior?) : "Yckam pro nobis.—Westram, et ecclesia S.
Leonardi Lond., pro illis."
836. William Peytoo to Friar Hugh Payne.
Has received his letters, with those from the minister of England to
the minister of Lower Almain. Has forwarded the latter, but has had no
answer. Does not know by what authority the minister of England in uno
locorum conventualem te constituturum.
From the convent at Antwerp, "S. Francisci profesto."
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add. : At the Freres Observants at Greenwich.
837. Sir W. Courtenay to Cromwell.
Received the credence that Jas. Horswell showed me for the marriage
of my daughter-in-law to my loving friend, your cousin Richard. Her
mother is here with me at present. Whether she will have her home to her
father, or no, I cannot tell ; nor of her promise can I make better surety than
as a man may do upon the promise of a woman. She says she will be
governed by me. If so, I shall be glad to oblige you. As she is, however,
nigh kinswoman to the Queen's grace, "I desire you to obtain the King's
letters of request to me therefor to be directed, in the avoiding of her Grace's
displeasure." Powderham, 15 July.
P.S.—According to your request I have discharged Master Wadham's
servant of his good abearing. There was good cause that he should have
been further tied. Events were wholly against his discharge until I insisted
upon it. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Mr. Thomas Cromwell.