1009. John Lord Husey to Cromwell.
I thank you for your kindness ; advertising you that on the King's
command and your letter that Mrs. Francis Elmer should have the custody
of the Princess's jewels, I spake with my lady governess to have an inventory
made, and the jewels delivered as the King desired. On calling for an
inventory, to charge her that had the custody of them and her executors,
none could be found. The most that I could get my said Lady to do was
to bring forth the jewels and set my hand to the inventory she had made.
But she will not deliver the jewels to Mrs. Francis unless you obtain the
King's letters to her in that behalf. Would to God that the King and
you did know what I have had to do here of late. Beaulieu, 21 Aug.
P. 1. Add. : Of the Council.
St. P. VII.498.
1010. Haukins to Cromwell.
He will understand the result of his labours by his letter to the
King. Has done what he could, but the men here are immovable. Begs
the continuance of his favor to Augustin. Almunia, 21 Aug. 1533.
1011. Rowland Lee to Cromwell.
All here are in good health. Yesterday Gregory and I killed a great
buck at Lopham, where he shot a buck and doe at his pleasure, "but the
skins were so hard that the flesh would not be hurt." The bearer informs
me that Mr. Treasurer, to whom you wrote, and to my lord dean of York, for
Mr. Maxwell to be sub-treasurer, is content to satisfy you, but the Dean
alleges a previous promise. I have given your thanks to Mr. Treasurer,
and made further request to the Dean. Yesternight I received letters from
Mr. Thomson of Lichfield, which I send you. And as the billet at the foot
of my lord of Norfolk's letter is not in your hand, I intend to be with you
about Holyrood Day. Please send your mind to Mr. Richemond. Bromehill,
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To his entire friend Mr. Thomas Crumwell.
Otho, E. IX.
1012. Sir Edward Guldeford to Cromwell.
* "Xo XX ...
which was detained ... the same Lubykes with
him at their ... of Rye, were brought unto my house at
W ... two Hispayngyardes which were sent unto m ...
... other Englishmen were there with me claimy[ng] ...
to be taken by them. And there before me I c ... Hispayngyardes
and Englishmen to see what they ... the said captains,
which was not denied, but ... goods they have. And one fishmonger
of Lo[ndon] ... made unto him at Rye of all his goods
save X. b ... for recompense whereof to be made by the Stylyarde
... wrote to the Stylyard, and the said Stilyarde will ..."
The captains have promised to make resti[tution for] goods and ships
taken from the King's subj[ects] in his streams. To despatch this business
sooner, has sent them and the plaintiffs to his lieutenant at Dover Castle, the
Spaniards and others in their company. They were well treated, and were
glad to go thither, as their ships were near. If they make restitution,
they will be allowed peaceably to join their ships ; if not, they will be
brought back to him, unless the King send contrary orders. Thinks they
will make restitution speedily, as they wish to be in their ships, for fear of
the Hollanders prepar[ing] ... their navy. Thinks the captain, whose
na[me] is Markes Maieur, is chief next [to the] Admiral, who is one of the
24 aldermen o[f] ... He goes in the Admiral's ship, and has charge
of the soldiers. He is a goodly young man, and well spoken. Cowche, of
Dover, and Thomas Gygges, of Barking, were acting as their lodesmen.
Retains Gygges, and will detain Cowche, when he comes ashore, till he
knows the King's pleasure about them. "I do assure you, the captain was
very * * * and so by the advise of the h ...
to the Downs to stay the Lubikes ship ... I presuppose
that they of the Stillyarde the ... Hispayngyardes, and other plaintiffs,
shall meet at th ... Dover, and there shall take order for the
Asks him to move the King to send half a dozen light pieces of ordnance
from the Tower for the defence of Rye and Winchelsea. Wishes that the
blockhouses might be made up according to the plot, "and I will be worth
to the King 40l. in the do[ing] of it." Without this nothing can be safe,
as Fletcher will show Cromwell when he goes to Lon[don] to obtain these
suits. H[alden], 21 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 2, mutilated. Add. . To the right worshipful and mine assured
friend Master Cromwell.
1013. Sir Edw. Guldeford to Cromwell.
Before the coming of the captains to Dover Castle, the Lubecks' ships
were departed out of the Downs ; and whether they be gone into their own
country, or elsewhere, is unknown, so that no restitution is made, either to
the Spaniards or Englishmen. The captains remain in Dover Castle till the
King's pleasure is known, which I desire to learn as soon as possible, as
their being there is a great expence. The two of the Steelyard that you
sent to Rye "would in no wise be aknowen to the mayor, nor none of the
town, that they came thither to cause restitution to be made," but only to
see the captain, and be merry with him ; "whereby I do think that the
Steelyard doeth dissemble with the King's majesty." Halden, 22 Aug.
P. 1. Add. : Right worshipful.
1014. Rowland Lee to Cromwell.
I send you 20 partridges, the most part alive this day. Your son and
all his companions are merry, and in good health. Let me know what service
I can do before my return at Holyrood Day. Friday, at night.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : My most entire friend.
1015. Sir Ric. Whettehyll to Cromwell.
I am bound by the office I have taken upon me for this year, much
against my own will, and in deference mainly to lord Lisle, as the aldermen
and bourgeoisie would none otherwise be avoided. I therefore beg your help
in amending this town, which is sore decayed. I smart myself thereby, as I
have a share in dwelling-houses and woolhouses to the yearly value of 40l. or
50l. Calais money ; and though I am sworn to the Staple I may not see the
bourgeoisie decay, to whom I am also sworn, if they will be content to lodge
in other men's housings, as they did before the Staple Inn was made ; "where
by taking of chambers and closets, otherwise called comptoirs, they discharged
the rents of the housings as they were in value to let, wherewith the
owners lived that be now vacant ; yea, and in the houses the man, wife,
children, and servants had their meat and drink, clothing and wages, by
victualling of them, whereas now is none such dwelling." All the crafts of
the town were increased, and took much money of those men for their
lodging, but now no such personages will appear, which makes a great decay.
I wish they had solemn dinners like the crafts in London, "and to resort
thither in infect times, so that they pay for their lodging in the town."
Also the bourgeoisie had good rents by letting our woolhouses till the Staplers
fell to taking pieces of ground themselves to build upon. Would to God
they should build or buy no more woolhouses ! I beg you will be good
master to this town that by no means Bartlet obtain the passage therefrom.
No one now wishes to be mayor, else he will be 100l. or more the worse for
it. Calais, 22 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. . Of the Council.
1016. [The University Of Oxford to Henry VIII.]
Request the King to settle their disputes with the townsmen of
Oxford. Have the greatest confidence in a prince who has shown them so
many benefits, and founded such a magnificent college here.
Subjoined is a formal surrender of their liberties to the King.
Lat., pp. 3.
1017. The Town of Oxford to the Duke of Suffolk.
Have communed with the Commissary and heads of the University,
whom at the first communication we found somewhat reasonable. They
promised to move the matter in variance between us to the Congregation
house, and make us a reasonable answer on all points ; but after moving it
the Commissary sent word that the regents would not agree to any part of
the communication. We therefore beg you and Mr. Cromwell to instruct the
King of their froward mind. Oxford, 22 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Sealed. Add.
1018. Chapuys to Charles V.
On Sunday last John de la Saulx and I were called to Windsor,
where the Court was, for the answer on the matter of the Staple of Calais.
On our arrival the King commanded the Dean of the chapel to entertain
us at dinner, where we met the duke of Suffolk, the bishop of Winchester,
Cromwell, the Great Chamberlain, and others of the Council ; who sent us
back after dinner to the King. He received us well, and after he had
excused himself for not having given us earlier audience, owing to the illness
of his physician, we explained to him our charge ; viz., that seeing the
Staple of Calais had been open from all antiquity, and had been wont to
supply the Low Countries with wool, it was a new thing, and at this time
very suspicious, to close it, as trade was a great bond of mutual amity. We
therefore desired the removal of the restriction, or at least a declaration
about it for the guidance of the Low Countries' merchants. The King said
the stoppage of trade was owing to some difference between him and the
said Staple, and not to any prohibition made by him, and therefore it did not
in the least affect the treaties. What he had done concerned only himself
and his subjects, and was for the recovery of what was due to him ; trade
was not put under restraint, either at Calais or elsewhere, and if they could
not get wool at Calais, your subjects might get it here. He therefore
declined to inform the queen of Hungary as to his intentions, and told La
Sauch that he had come without any great occasion. If the people in the
Low Countries could not obtain wool from here, which indeed they could not
do without, they must speak in another fashion, and confess frankly the inestimable
injury that would be done them by not having it, desiring in due form
the removal of restrictions ; and then he would make an answer that would
satisfy the queen of Hungary. To this we replied, that he was much
mistaken if he thought the Low Countries could not live without his wools,
considering the abundance of them in Spain ; and the French, who made more
cloth than the Low Countries, did not care for his wools or staple ; moreover
they made very fine cloths (tres singuliers draps), though they had not such
fine wool as the Spaniards ; so that the Low Countries could all the more
easily dispense with wools from here ; that already several of their merchants
had made arrangements for getting wool from Spain, and banishing the others
from the said countries, but for the sake of friendship the said queen of
Hungary had first desired to send hither to know his determination, not
pretending that he was anyway bound to do what they required, except of
goodwill, nor wishing to interfere between him and his subjects, as he
himself put it ; and that we thought the Dutch and Flemings, who were most
interested in wool, would be quite content to be deprived of their wools, to
have grounds for insisting with those of Brabant on giving up the use of
On this he returned to his first answer, saying he knew well that if
Spanish wool would have suited them better than English they would have
made use of it ; that those of Brabant had been at no pains to exclude English
cloths at the solicitations not only of the Dutch and Flemings, but of a
thousand other persons ; and that it was certain his subjects had been hitherto
well treated, but there were doubts about the future. These doubts are owing
to their fear of the interdict being published there ; and I think he would be
glad to bargain that it should not be. Finding the King was resolved upon
certain points, of which some were ill-founded and others too scrupulous, I cut
the matter as short as possible, telling him we had no charge to discuss the
matter further, and he would be pleased to make his answer to the Queen in
writing. Cromwell has only today delivered the letter to La Sauch, and has
presented him on the King's behalf with a gold cup ; and moreover has told
him that he hoped in two or three days the King's dispute with the Staple
would be settled, and the wool trade return to its usual course.
About 10 days ago there arrived in the Downs of Dover seven ships of
Lubeck, fully armed, and containing, it is said, 2,200 men. The King allowed
them to take victuals for their money "pour tel si" (?) that they should sail as
soon as they had wind, showing them that, considering his alliance with your
Majesty and old friendship with your countries, he could not suffer them
"riere ung royaulme ;" at least so Cromwell has given me to understand.
News has since come that on leaving this river they took two small ships, a
galley and a Biscayan ; of which, and their being allowed to remain so long,
I have made complaints. The King has shown himself much displeased at
this capture, and has ordered the Easterlings to pursue the ships, and make
them leave this coast, restoring the prizes ; otherwise they would be deprived
of their privileges. I think they will do their best to obey, as their merchandise
here is worth over 5,000 ducats, and the King's Council have assured me they
will neglect no means of obtaining a remedy for the said capture, and
driving away the said ships. At my request they have sent to a neighbouring
port where 15 Dutch hulks had arrived laden with salt, calling on everybody
to render assistance against the said ships of Lubeck, which, as they had
given out, were waiting principally for a Dutch fleet. They (the Lubeckers)
said they had no enmity against any of your Majesty's subjects, except the
said Hollanders, Zealanders, and Brabanters, excusing the capture of the said
Spanish ships by some wrong that a certain Spaniard had done to one of their
company, for which he had been unable to obtain redress at Antwerp. The
Easterlings have not yet returned.
I wrote lately that the King's great affection to the Lady appeared to have
cooled, in consequence of the sentence passed at Rome, and that he seemed
somewhat to recognize his position ; but now, after talking to his doctors, who
have given him to understand that great wrong has been done him, and that
even if they annul the second marriage, that sentence would not confirm the first,
and further that the appeal he has interposed to the future Council protects
him from all the censures the Pope could fulminate, he has changed sail, and
returned to his first course. He is encouraged also by the duke of Norfolk,
who has written him lately that he should not care a button about the said
sentence, for he would not fail of adherents who would defend his right by
the sword, and that the most sure way to follow for the present would be to
recall to England his subjects who are abroad, with all their goods ; which
suggestions the King has repeated several times of late before those of his
Privy Chamber. Since the said letter of the duke of Norfolk, and the advice
of the doctors, the King has set about the reformation of the Queen's
household, renewing her officers, who are sworn to her as Princess Dowager,
and giving her about 30,000 cr. for her support, of which 12,000 will be
freely at her disposal, except that she must pay her ladies out of them, and
the rest will be administered by a deputy of the King for her servants' wages.
With this reformation the Queen is not content, and has written to me that
sooner than consent to it, even if they gave her 7,000,000 cr., she would die,
or go and beg for God's sake, thinking that if she consented to any change in
her treatment she would prejudice her right and her conscience. I have
written to her, that, considering the protests already made, and that she was
compelled to have patience, repeating her protestation, she could not possibly
injure her cause ; and that I thought, as she could obtain nothing better, that
it would be safer not to go to extremes. London, 23 Aug. 1533.
Hol., Fr., pp. 5, modern copy.
1019. Northumberland to Cromwell.
Sir Thos. Wharton is going up to the King by advice of the Commissioners,
and will report to Cromwell the occurrents in these parts. Hopes
the King will show him his goodness to encourage others. Begs Cromwell
to inform the King that parson Ogle is gone up against Northumberland's
commands. He never came at any "rode" made into Scotland, save one,
and has served the King as ill as any man. Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
23 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
Calig. B. III.
1020. Magnus, Sir Thos. Clifford, and Ralph Ellerkar,
younger, to Cromwell.
Have been at Newcastle concluding a truce with the Scots. Expect
the Scotch Commissioners again on Monday, 1 Sept. Have therefore sent
up Sir Thos. Wharton. Newcastle, 23 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : "To the right honorable Mr. Cromwell of the King's most
1021. James Horswell to Cromwell.
John Stacy of Saltayshe has disclosed certain words of treason
supposed by one Nich. Kympe to be spoken to him by John Agas, now
prisoner at Saltaishe, the mayor of which place has been much troubled by
this business. I was with him twice or thrice a week to help them in
taking the examination. They have taken great pains to boult out the
truth of this matter. Agas denies the words, and it is doubtful whether
Kympe accused him of malice or not. I am sore spoken to by the prior of
Plympton's friends for my suit. Plymouth, 23 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Councillor.
1022. [Sir] Thomas Arundel to Cromwell.
Met on his way home his cousin Zouche, the bearer, at Salisbury, who
has been suitor to young Mrs. Curtney, late wife to the son and heir of
Sir William Curtney. Being a younger brother, who wants means to live in
the world "somewhat like," he would fain marry this gentlewoman if he
could obtain the King's favorable letters to her, as she is the King's widow.
Requests Cromwell's interest in his behalf. Sarisbury, 23 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Master Cromwell, of the
King's most hon. Council.
1023. W. Heydon to Cromwell.
One Shelton, a monk, and others, "made certain quyngeryng"
(conjuring) nigh me ; on which I examined certain persons. An old man of
Bishop's Hatfield, out of my jurisdiction, whose name I know not, I could
not send for. He is known to John Grover, of Rickmansworth. I know not
where the said monk and priest are, but Grover and the old man know of
their doings. St. Bartholomew's Eve. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council.
1024. [Lord Lisle] to Cromwell.
In your letters of the 6th inst. there is an article touching provision
of victuals to be made in England for this town, in which you say the King
will grant no other licence than shall be necessary for the supply of this
town, that victual may not be conveyed out of the realm. I and the Council
here desire to have no more than necessary, and we beg you to consider that
when wheat is dearer in England than here no man seeks to bring it hither.
Also where in former articles it was expressed that I and the Council should
give bonds for certain things, both I and all the Council object to this. For
my part I dare undertake that if more corn come than necessary, I will not
suffer it to be carried to strange countries, but return it. Calais, 23 Aug.
Copy, pp. 2. Begins : Mr. Cromwell.
1025. [Lord Lisle and the Council of Calais to Henry VIII.]
On Wednesday last, Wm. Marche and Robt. Donyngton, soldiers
of the retinue and farmers of the soldiers' garner, put up a bill to the
Deputy and Council, which is enclosed, with the copy of their indenture and
of a commission granted to the farmers by lord Berners, late deputy.
Wishes the Council to consider the case. Marche and Donyngton are determined
to leave it, as expressed in the bill. As all matters concerning
Calais are now resumed into the hands of the King and Council, dare not
meddle therein, the rather that they have long expected to hear his pleasure
about the articles sent by Cromwell to lord Berners, and returned somewhat
reformed. Beseech the King that they may know his pleasure as soon as
may be ; for the necessity of this town, for lack of the ancient liberties
which it has always enjoyed until the restraint, is so great that it requires
Copy, p. 1. Headed : Coppie. Endd.
1026. [Lord Lisle to Cromwell.]
I have divers folks, both east and west, to advertise me of news, and
have enclosed their reports, whether true or not, in a letter to the duke of
Norfolk. I beg you to consider the case of this poor town, of which I and the
Council have written several times. There be many more necessities in this
town than be well known. Those that had charge of the soldiers' garner
will not use it longer, because their covenants are not kept, for restraint that
hath been made, and because the wheat in it is not fit to make bread, having
been there four years. The poor soldiers delivered each a noble to have
each a quarter in case of need ; which they would have been sure of at all
times if the covenants had been kept. I see no remedy unless the King
command Mr. Vice-treasurer to see it furnished again. I send you a goshawk.
["And where I wrote unto you for the King's lieutenant's livery, paying
the rent to the King," &c. (fn. 1) ]
Corrected draft, p. 1.
ii. Lord Lisle to the duke of Norfolk.
Wrote last on the 30th ult. On the same subject as the preceding
Draft, p. 1.
1027. [Lord Lisle] to [Cromwell].
The brewers and bakers of Calais have asked us to write to you
about your first proclamation, compelling all victuals for sale to be first offered
for sale in the markets of Calais or Guisnes under pain of forfeiture and
imprisonment. They have always been accustomed to provide their corn
from the country, and wish to know if they may continue to do so. Has
given them such permission till they know his pleasure, owing to the
necessity of the case, for if they are not permitted to buy from the country,
the inhabitants whom they serve will find themselves suddenly deprived of
bread and beer. It will also be a great cost to large householders in the
town and country, if they may not buy what corn they require in the
Copy, in the hand of lord Lisle's clerk, pp. 2. Begins : Right honorable.
1028. [The Council of Calais] to [Cromwell].
The town of Calais has never been in such poverty as at present
since it was English, and the King's servants here were never so bare or
needy. The inhabitants send over the bearer to ask his assistance and
mediation, and have requested the writers to send a letter in their behalf.
Beg him to be good lord to them in furthering their lawful suits. Calais, &c.
Copy, in the hand of lord Lisle's clerk, p. 1.
1029. John Coke to Cromwell.
Since my last letters news has come of the taking of certain hoys and
two Spaniards by the Lubeckers. The people here say the Lubeckers had
help in England ; which Coke denied, though the Scots have help in these
parts. The Council have forbidden any hoy or Spaniard to depart, and
have ordered the rent-master of Zealand to get ready three or four ships of
war, of which one is of Antwerp, the other, called the Admiral, of Sluys.
Antwerp, 24 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Councillor.
1030. Norfolk to Lord Lisle.
I intend to be at Calais on the 30th. If there be any ships of war
sent by the King for my transport, let them be ready in the haven. If
none, provide me the best passenger you can, and John Neall's boat to go
with me. Mallyers, 24 Aug.
PS. in his own hand : Let Tadee be sent over sea with all haste, without
paying any money, and I shall allow the same. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Deputy of Calais. Sealed. Endd.
1031. Ralph Broke to Lord Lisle.
Thanks him for his kindnesses. Sends by the bearer, Jas. Robertsone,
a shipman at Calais, a poor remembrance and a cheese to my Lady.
Has nothing better at present. London, 24 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
1032. The Duke of Albany.
Receipt by John duke of Albany, conte de la Marche, de Boulongne
et d'Auvergne, lieutenant general of Francis I., of 240 livres Tournois for
a quarter's pay of 80 lances of which he is captain, from Guy de la Malladiere,
treasurer of the wars. 24 Aug. 1533. Signed and sealed.
1033. Sir Thomas Audeley to Cromwell.
Bespeaks his aid for the bearer, a very poor man, copartner in a
ship which was taken by the Lubecks in the Downs on coming out of
Flanders. Though promised restitution by a letter from the captain to the
Admiral of the Navy he has got nothing. Since he wrote to Cromwell
Audeley's servant has not returned. Remains here till he hears from him.
Monday after St. Bartholomew's Day. Signed : Thomas Audeley, k.,
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Mr. Thomas Cromwell, Esq.
1034. Henry Earl of Essex to Lord Lisle.
Has much trouble with the searcher for such things as he sends
to Lisle. Would be glad if he made the bearer a victualler of Calais.
Desires to know how many oxen and sheep and how much wood he wishes.
Wants 10 tuns of wine, 2 to be sent immediately, 4 at Christmas, and 4 at
Easter ; also a last and a half of white herrings, a barrel of sturgeon, 100
barrels of cod, a barrel of salmon of the Mase, 4 goshawks, and 2 tassells.
Will send him the bucks when they are in season. Staunstede,
25 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : My lord Deputy. Endd. : 25 Aug. 1533.
1035. Margaret Graynfyld to Lady Lisle.
Your friends in these parts are in health. I beg you to be good lady
to John Worth the bearer. He will be your beadman, and many of his
friends, religious and others. I would I were one day with you. I trust
to see you yet before I die. 26 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
1036. George Wilkynsone to Cromwell.
Is going to Ireland, but expects to be in great danger of life. Will
live honestly with the little substance his parents have left him, but not at
heart's ease, because of the ungracious demeanour of his unfortunate wife,
whom he has left as well off as he found her. Begs Cromwell not to believe
the ill reports of her and her friends, and to be good to his mother and
father-in-law. "At your place," 26 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful.
1037. Edward Besteney to Cromwell.
Has received his letters by Mr. Averell, and fulfilled his wishes.
Offers his house at his convenience. Soome, 26 Aug.
Averell desires the writer should be his deputy.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Council.
1038. Francis I. to the Bailly of Troyes.
Supposes that Norfolk will have arrived in England before this letter,
as he has been travelling in post. Though he has probably told the Bailly
what he has concluded with Francis, sends an account of what has passed.
In accordance with the orders brought by lord Rochford, the Duke came to
Francis at Montpellier, and declared to him the King's displeasure at the
sentence given by the Pope, which he was determined to resent, and trusted
that Francis would do the same. He had special orders to dissuade Francis
from the interview ; and if he did not succeed in doing this, he was not to go
himself, but to return to England without waiting for additional letters.
Replied that he did not consider the sentence final, and it was no reason for
breaking off the interview, which was already known by all Christendom,
and had been arranged by Henry's advice. Could not honorably break it
off, and considers it the best possible opportunity for setting matters right,
as words spoken between princes have more effect than despatches, and he
may be assured that Francis will act as if the affair were his. The Duke
was persuaded by these words, and returned the next day in the same mind.
He was present at the Council, who showed him the causes why his
master should desire the interview, and the means of redressing matters
if he would send some one with power to treat. This the Duke thinks
Henry will willingly do, and asked for a memorandum in writing to
show to his master of what could be done to redress matters. Encloses a
copy of the articles which were given him. Has done what he could to
retain the Duke, but he has several times declared that he has express orders
to return, and dared not disregard them. In fact, he departed immediately,
so as to despatch some one to come in his stead. Desires the Bailly to solicit
the despatch of this person as much as possible. Much regrets that Norfolk
would not stop, thinking that his presence would have been useful for his
master's affairs. Sends a copy of a letter from cardinal Tournon of the
Heard two days ago from the Grand Master that the duke of Albany has
gone with the galleys to Especyo, where the Pope and the duchess of Urbino
will embark. The Duchess will come to Nice, and the Pope straight to
Marseilles, where the Grand Master is making preparations to receive him
and the King. Is going to Avignon for a few days. Nysmes, 27 Aug.
St.P. VII. 499.
1039. Vaughan and Mont to Henry VIII.
Arrived on the 22nd at Nuremberg. There has been incessant rain
for the last 40 days. Had an interview with Stauber about sending letters
to your Majesty, as I have written to Cromwell. Were compelled to leave
Nuremberg. I (Mont) go to Augsburg, where are the heads of the
Suabian League. I gave to Vaughan the letters to the landgrave of Hesse
and the duke of Lunenburg. Did what he could to discover the state of
Germany. The Lutherans are divided into two parties touching the Sacrament
of the Altar. Mentions the names of the different partizans. Thinks
that the dukes of Bavaria only look to their own interests, as they do what
they can to fleece the clergy. The duke of Juliers has thrown off the Pope,
and reserves to himself the collation to benefices. Enters into other minute
particulars as to the state of religion in Germany. Finds the bishops in
little estimation, and in want of ready money. Ferdinand is everywhere
hated ; some say because of the great expedition against the Turks, to which
he contributed nothing. The Emperor is popular for his piety and clemency.
About his return to Germany people are uncertain. The state of the country
is not so disturbed as was thought, because it has become familiar with the
Lutheran teaching, which is not so much admired. Nothing is heard of
the coronation of Ferdinand. One of us goes on the 27th to the duke of
Bavaria, and the other to the duke of Saxony. Nuremberg, 27 Aug. 1533.
Lat., all in Mont's hand. Add. Endd.
1040. S. Vaughan to Cromwell.
Christopher [Mont] and I came to Nuremberg together, 22 Aug.
Could not get there sooner, the weather was so foul and the ways so bad ;
all the way from Bruges it was the worst weather we ever saw. Nuremberg
is sore plagued with pestilence, and most of the people have left it. Staber
came to us at a village where we lay, one league from the town. We gave
him the King's letters, and he banqueted us in Nuremberg, and placed a
servant at our disposal for messages.
Have written the news to the King. The lack of the tongue much
cumbereth, and will do so more after Christopher's departure. The superfluous
drinking, too, will trouble me much more. The Lutherans are very
powerful here, though they agree not in their opinions. The bishops everywhere
thrust their adherents out of their towns ; but they are supported by
the duke of Saxony, the landgrave Van Hasse, and the dukes of Brandenburg
and Lunenburg. The disagreement among them is only about the Sacrament
of the Altar, some cities like Frankfort regarding it only as a sign,
but there is no debate among them. The Princes have sent deputies to
Augusta (Augsburg), where they are now sitting, on the rupture of the
league Sweve ; but their deliberations are very secret, and no man can tell
what will be concluded. Today Christopher departs thither to learn all he
can, and I go to the duke of Saxony, 24 leagues hence. I take with me
the King's letters to the landgrave Van Hasse and the duke of Lunenburg,
which I shall send on from the duke of Saxony's court. They lie nearer
Saxony than Bavaria, and are such friends that whatever the duke of
Saxony does they will agree to. The bishops in these parts are not much
esteemed, and though they be of great power they are not rich. Neither
the Emperor nor Ferdinand is much loved here. Some think the Emperor
will return hither, others not. Never saw a country whose towns were so
divided. The bishops' towns are Catholic, the others Lutherans. The
bishops have the people in wondrous bondage, which cannot long endure.
1,400 or 1,500 men, some say more, do enterprises against the king of
Bohemia because they were commanded to furnish themselves against the
Turks, and were not paid their charges.
We have sent the King copies of the articles exhibited by the Papal and
Imperial ambassadors about a General Council, and the answer of the Princes
to the same.
I beg you will get the King to send me money, else I assure you I shall
not be able to leave the country. You delivered me 40l. to be resident in a
country of great charge, and my horse[s] cost me in England 20l. I can do
the King no service if I lack money. If any instructions are sent me to
declare to the Princes I pray let them be written in Latin. "You know I
am not so good a Latin man to declare the King's mind in Latin where the
Princes understand none other tongue." Also let them be made so substantially
that I be not called to answer objections ; for the Princes here are
wise, and have learned men about them.
If my horses fail me I have no money to buy others. I see not why I
should remain long in the country after my legation done, as Christopher
can do as well as both together. Nuremberg, 27 Aug.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. : Right worshipful.
1041. John Lord Husey to Cromwell.
On the 22nd Aug. I received yours, desiring me to send you certain
parcels of plate in my custody. I have none of the King's plate. I have
examined the clerk of the Princess's Jewel-house for it, and he says it was
never in his custody, nor his indenture, which I send. I have spoken on
the subject with my lady Governess, (fn. 2) who has the plate for the use of the
Princess ; and she says "it is occupied at all such seasons as the Princess
is diseased, and cannot conveniently be spared." She is ready, however, to
obey the King's pleasure. Beaulieu, 28 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council.
1042. Duke of Norfolk to Lord Lisle.
I desire you to cause 12 horses to meet me tomorrow at Marguison
by 10 a.m., and to take such order for my passage that after my arrival I
may embark as soon as wind and tide may serve. If ships of war be at
Calais, in the Downs or Dover Road, sent by the King for my transport,
one small passenger may serve. If not, I pray you let the best bark of
Calais be ready manned, and Nelys boat to go before with such tokens as
I shall give him to avoid danger. My going to the King requires such
diligence that I cannot remain with you half an hour if wind and tide may
serve. I hope to be with his Highness on Saturday. I will be tonight
at Abbeville. Amiens, Thursday, 28 Aug., 3 p.m.
Hol., p. 1. Add. in Norfolk's hand : A Mons de Lizle, deputys de
Calais, ou a son absence a la counsell de la vile. Donne a Abevile le
xxviij. de August, iij. heures apres mydy. Sealed. Endd.
1043. Brian Higdon to Cromwell.
Received on the 6th his letters directed to his brother treasurer (fn. 3) and
himself for the preferment of Mr. Maxwell to the sub-treasurership of
York. Could not reply without consulting his brother treasurer, whom he
has not been able to see. Received yesterday, by Dr. Ligh, Cromwell's
second letter, of the 23rd inst., by which he perceives that some one had
answered in his name that he had granted his good will to a friend, and
that Cromwell requires him to content that friend otherwise. It is true
that before receiving the first letter he had granted his good will to
Mr. Robert Chaloner for the preferment of Mr. Colteman, his brother-in-law,
our chamberlain, who was brought up in our revestry, and is more
meet for the room than Mr. Maxwell. Chaloner was absent when Cromwell's
second letter arrived ; and, though he has sent a messenger to him, has
not yet been able to obtain his good will, else he would have complied
with Cromwell's request ere now. Thornton, 29 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. : Mr. Thomas Crumwell, councillor unto the King's
1044. Sir John Russell to Lord Lisle.
I have received your letter and a goshawk by your servant, for which
I thank you. I am glad you and my Lady are in good health, and lack
nothing but liberty. I understand you are daily pestered with business
about the town. You write that George Brown intends selling his room
to Polle, but Mr. Halle informs me that since his coming over it has gone
to another man. I have always been against this. The King will never
be well served by those who buy posts for money ; and if there be not a
remedy soon, it will cause decay of the town. I am sorry I am not at
court to do you pleasure. Mylton, 29 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Deputy at Calais.
1045. De Dinteville to Lord Lisle.
Two days ago we had news from Scotland that the king of Scots
desired the truce for 20 days at the request of Mons. de Beauvois and
myself ; to which the King, his uncle, has agreed. The Commissioners
on both sides are to meet within that period to arrange it for a year, which
I have great hopes will take effect. London, 29 Aug. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add. : Mons. de Lisle, lieutenant pour le Roy a Calais.
28,585, f. 341.
1046. Dr. Ortiz to Charles V.
Congratulations on the relief of Coron. The Pope departs next
week, but it is not known where he is going. It is said he is not going to
Nice. Nothing can be done in the case of the queen of England away
from Rome. Fears that the Pope's suspension of the declaration of censures
during Sept. will be prolonged, so that the executoriales now obtained
cannot be intimated. The Count (Cifuentes) has sent a copy of the
sentence to Naples to be printed, and Ortiz wishes the brief of 1531 to
be printed also, to encourage the Queen's party.
They will see by it that all the King has done is null, and those who
abet him are excommunicated and deprived of their offices. The Count
will not have it printed without the Emperor's orders.
Wished the Pope to declare the archbishop of Canterbury deprived of
his see for giving sentence against the Queen ; to annul the impious proclamations
issued in accordance therewith ; and to excommunicate all who
call Anne Queen, and try to prevent the Queen by threats from prosecuting
her cause. This has not been done, on account of the Count's press of
business, and because he sees that the Pope would not consent. Rome,
29 Aug. 1533.
Sp., pp. 3, modern copy.
28,173, f. 272.
1047. [De Le Sauch] to Mary Queen Of Hungary.
An account of his carrying out his instructions of 12 July. Crossed
the sea, and joined the imperial Ambassador in England on Monday the 28th.
Tuesday, 29th, sent to Cromwell, as the King was staying with a gentleman
23 miles from London, to ask when they could have audience ; which was
appointed for Sunday, 3 Aug. On that day they were conducted by a
gentleman to Ockin, 20 miles from London, where they found the bishop
of Winchester, the dean of the chapel, and Cromwell, who told them the
King was not there, but had gone to a place near, as his physician was ill
of the sweat, and two officers of his household had died of it. The Ambassador
explained to them his charge, which they would report to the King.
Returned to London, and the whole week passed, and part of the second,
before they had any news ; but at length Cromwell sent them word that the
King desired them to be at Windsor next Sunday, the 17th. On repeating
their charge to the King, he answered that there was no prohibition of
"wydenge" of wools in England. As to the Staple of Calais, he said some
months had passed since any had been "wyde" (vuidé) ; but this did not
concern them, and was not mentioned in the treaties with the Emperor.
He would not give his reasons, whether the Staple was open or not, for it
concerned no one but himself and the persons of the Staple, who had taken
it of him for a term of years which had not expired, on certain conditions
which they had not fulfilled, and there was some discussion whether matters
should be reformed ; but, if not, the Emperor's subjects might provide for
their own affairs as they thought best. On their telling him that they had
nothing more to say, he said it was a very meagre charge and of little
importance. In reply, said that the queen of Hungary thought otherwise,
and if the Emperor's subjects sought wool elsewhere, the old intercourse
between the countries would be lost, to his great prejudice ; she therefore
desired to inform him of their grievances, that all difficulties might be
removed. He replied as before, that there was no prohibition ; that as to
the Staple, it was for him to make his profit, and the Emperor's subjects
should provide for themselves, but he did not fear their doing so elsewhere
than in England, for he was assured that they could not do without English
goods, though England could do without theirs. He asked if they had
charge to make any overture for settling the difference between him and
those of the Staple. Said that the Queen did not wish to meddle between
him and his subjects. Finally he said he would write to the Queen.
Received the letters on Friday, 27th inst., (fn. 4) from Cromwell, who said that
the merchants would meet the King on the following day to accept or
refuse the appointment about the Staple, and he hoped they would do the
former. Gand, (fn. 5) 29 Aug. 1533.
Fr., modern copy, pp. 8.
1048. Lawson to Cromwell.
Received his letter of 21 July on 21st inst. Has been at the parsonage
of Rudby to view the profits of the same. Sends a true valor,
deducting 30l. for the vicar's portion. When there was a parson and no
vicar, the parson paid the stipends of certain priests belonging to it. Is
uncertain whether those charges should be allotted to the vicar or taken
out of the parsonage. Has been with lord Conyers, who says that his
agreement with Cromwell was only to give bonds if, after the survey of
the parsonage, his debt were more or less than 250l., and that he is not
required to seal the bonds till Cromwell has examined the survey. Doubts
not my Lord Warden and the Council have informed him of all news, and
that Thos. Wharton, who is now with him, can instruct him of the same.
Came today to his poor house at York. Is commanded by my Lord Warden
and the Council to be at Newcastle on Monday night to meet the Scotch
Commissioners. Hears that several persons are laboring to George Paulet,
in the absence of Master Paulet, to have the wardship of "my daughter
Rykbee's son and heir." Has no answer to divers letters. York, 30 Aug.
PS. in his own hand.—Cawe Mylles are still in the charge of Geo. Douglas
at a cost of 15l. 17s. 4d. a month to the King. They have cost altogether
up to the 27th, 191l. 14s. 8d. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.
1049. Sir Thomas Audeley to Cromwell.
Has received his letters this Sunday, 31 Aug., and has sent his
servant to North, clerk of the Parliament, with letters to send him the
Act of Annates, without which he cannot make the ratification desired by
the King. Hopes shortly to be well enough to visit the King, but is
troubled with a marvellous faint and feeble heart with intermittent fever.
Today, being his ill day, has fallen into a great sweat, of which he hopes
health will ensue. Colchester, 31 Aug.
Encloses a letter received last night by Jakys Darnell of Manytre, the
contents of which he commanded him by no means to disclose. Signed ;
Thomas Audeley, k., Chancellor.
P. 1. Add. : Mr. Cromwell, Esq.
1050. Sir John Russell (fn. 6) to Cromwell.
Whereas I moved your Mastership to ask the King for a hospital or
chantry in Wyche, co. Worc., for a friend of mine : I find that the Chancellor
of the diocese has directed inquiry to be made of the right of presentation.
After a search in the rolls I could find nothing touching the
King's gift for the same ; but the prior of Worcester, Sir Humph. Stafford,
showed evidence of the title. The jury could not agree, and the thing
lapsed. I wrote to Sir John Russell, who attended the court, on the subject,
and desire your favorable consideration. Streynsham, 31 Aug.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. : of the Council.
602, f. 42.
St. P. II. 179.
1051. Sir James Fitzgerald to Henry VIII.
Has received by the Master of the Rolls in Ireland lately assigned the
King's letters to him and his brother Richard. Will return with the Master
of the Rolls, if Henry wishes. His brother the Deputy bears him extreme
ill-will for his services to Sir Wm. Skeffington when Deputy, and puts
unreasonable impositions on his lands. Without relief from Henry, all his
subjects in Kildare and Carlagh will be utterly destroyed. In Carlagh, the
duke of Norfolk's property, the tenants have been forced to leave their
lands. Dublin, 31 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
1052. Sale Of Meat.
Circular [to the justices in different counties] for putting in force the
Act of last session [24 Hen. VIII. c. 3.] for the sale of beef, mutton, and
veal by the butchers by weight, and at a certain price. As the butchers say
they cannot supply themselves without loss, and some are compelled to leave
occupying, you are to call before you those who are reputed notable graziers
in that shire, or who have any quantity of meat in their hands, warning
them to comply with the Act ; and in case of obstinacy, we authorise you to
take and sell beef, mutton, and veal at the statute rate to supply the wants
of the shire, and also of the city of London, as request shall be made
to you. Windsor, — Aug. 25 Hen. VIII.
St. P. VII. 532.
1053. Henry VIII. to [Hawkins].
Thanks him for his letters of the — inst., and for his behaviour in
the matters committed to his charge. As to the report at the Emperor's
Court about the ill-treatment of the lady Katherine princess dowager, and
the lady Mary, is surprised that the Emperor or his Council should believe
anything about his proceedings but what is godly and honorable. He may
deny this report in all cases, for the lady Katherine's house, offices, and
servants are arranged as well as can be devised, and the same of the lady
Mary. If the Emperor seems to believe it, he must say that the King is
surprised he should do so without first informing him of it, and so finding
out the truth. Henry would have acted thus to the Emperor.
Draft, pp. 5. In Tuke's hand.
28,586, f. 90.
1054. Correspondence of Charles V.
"Memoriale di Inglaterra."
The king of England had sent for the master of the Queen's household
and arranged for a restitution of her old servants. It is thought that he
has already done something about it.
The King's relenting was caused by the Emperor's having urged on the
English ambassador that the Queen ought to be restored to her ancient
It is said that the English nobles are ill-disposed towards Anne on
account of her pride and the insolence and bad conduct of her brothers and
relations. For the same reason the King's affection for her is less than
it was. He now shows himself in love with another lady, and many nobles
are assisting him in the affair.
Ital., pp. 2, modern copy. Endd. : Memoriali di Inglaterra. Nuevas de
Inglaterra que embia el conde de Cifuentes.
1055. [News From Flanders.] (fn. 7)
"The Pope hath sent a post to the French king that he woll cause
the duke of England (Norfolk) home again, or else he will not come down
to speak with him." The Pope has cursed the four bishops of England
who were the cause of the King's marriage. He is more indignant at them
than at the King. The French king will take part with the Emperor as
long as the King keeps his new queen.
1056. [Cromwell's] "Remembrances."
The death of the abbot of Bewley and bp. of Bangor. (fn. 8) The staplers
of London. The answer of my lord of Canterbury. The death of the
White Friar. Letters from my lord of Norfolk. The depeche of John
de Lawssaw (Le Sauche). The saying of the French ambassador. Of
Master Treasurer's letters. Of Mr. Hawkyns' letters. Of Mr. Hakkett's
letters. Of the Lubykes, and what I have done therein with the alderman of
the Stylyard. For the depeche of the letters of the sheriffs. For my lord
of Suffolk's end. For the mending of the staplers' bill in articles. The
death of the Chief Justice of Ireland. For the answer to the Warden of the
Five Ports' letters. Of the hostility in Ireland between the earls of Osserey
and Kyldare, and letters to be devised therefor. A letter to Robt. Fowler
for Mrs. Somersette's "heryng howsys." To send for the alderman of the
Stylyard. For the depeche of the French king's letters in French. To
make a search through the Book of Knights for the names of them that shall
be enclosed in the King's letters. To know what answer the King will
have made to the letters sent to Sir Edw. Guldford.
Hol., pp. 2. Endd. : Remembrauncis.
To know what things that I do lack warrant for, and to cause a warrant to
be made thereof to be signed. To send a letter to my lord Husse for such
nursery stuff as is there. To cause Mr. Tuke's warrants to be signed, and
also to be sought up. To know whom the King will have to be commissioners
for the abbey of Bewley. Of the answer of the merchants of the
Stylyerd for the Lubecks. "When his pleasure shall be to intimate to him
that shall be bishop of Bangor." To know who shall be his Chief Justice
in Ireland. To know what his Grace will do for the hostility between the earls
of Ossory and Kyldare. For the sending out of all the King's letters to the
sheriffs. For signing of the letters for the Staple. For pricking the names of
the convicts in Salisbury. For signing the bill for the King's stud. For the
bill for the "Princes" (Princess's) jewels. To send to the abbot of Westminster
for his end. To the abbot of Colchester. To the abbot of Burton.
Letters for a buck for my lord Thomas, and for the Scot's goods of Grimsby. (fn. 9)
To the abbot of Malmesbury for his end. To survey what payments shall be
due to the King at Michaelmas, Christmas, and at this time. To survey all
the King's obligations, and to make a true book of them, to the intent they
may be put in suit. To know how far those obligations be which have
already been put in suit, as well for corn as otherwise, at the King's suit.
A letter to be directed to my lord of Ely's executors. To speak with the
King, that he grant none election for Bewlay without desire of eongé. For
the farm of Nasyngbury to Mr. Parre.
In Cromwell's hand, pp. 2. Endd.
Warrant for the following payments :—
Rewards to Fred. duke of Spruce's servant, 30 cr. of the sun = 7l.
To John Alyn, Master of the Rolls in Ireland, 10l. To Steph. Vaughan, for
his diets at 10s. a day in Almayne, 40l. [To Chr. Mounte] .. a day for
our like affairs in Almayne, 30l. To the said Chr. Mounte, 6l. 13s. 4d. for
his fee for a quarter of a year due at Michaelmas next. Reward to Thos.
Legh, LL.D., for his costs from London to Ampthill and to Donstable, 5l.
To Richard ..., to be distributed ... "of two cesses [for
the inning of the] mershes at Lesen." To Giles Lever and others, 3l. 6s. 8d.,
in reward for conveying Sir Jas. Harryson, clk., accused of treason, from
Faryngton, Lanc., to London. To Jas. Bek of London, in alms to the
Friars Observants of Greenwich, 6l. 13s. 4d. Reward to the post that
brought news from Steph. Vaughan, 20s. To the messenger that went to
my lord of Canterbury, 7s. 6d. To Thos. Pyerson, potycary to the late lord
Cardinal, 10l. in part payment of a larger sum due to him by Wolsey "f[or
c]erteyne confeccions and medycynes [de]lyvered to the same late reverend
father in his lyfe time." To "John ... Freers Carmelytes,
9l. 16s. 8d. ; that is to say, 6l. 10s. parcel of the same 9l. 16s. 8d. f ...
of Dr. James Calchus, to hym late prested by the sayde p[rovyncial]
..., 8d., residue of the same 9l. 16s. 8d., to the sayde provyn[cyal]
In Cromwell's hand, pp. 4. On the fourth page, in the same hand, are the
following memoranda :—
"Abbot of Westm., 1,000.
Abbot of Malmesbury, 1,000.
Abbot of Colchester, 200.
Abbot of Burton, 100.
Abbot of Athelney, 100."
To Sir Ant. Browne, 1713/7 cr. of the sun = 40l. To Sir Wm.
Powlett, 285¾ cr. of the sun = 66l. 13s. 4d. To the duke of Norfolk,
1,4284/7 cr. of the sun = 333l. 6s. 8d. To lord Rochford, 4284/7 cr. of the
sun = 100l. To Sir Francis Bryan, 4284/7 cr. of the sun = 100l.
P. 1. In Cromwell's hand.
1059. John Feild.
His petition to the Lord Chancellor and the Council. The day after
Twelfth Day 21 Hen. VIII., Sir Thos. More, then being Lord Chancellor,
had the petitioner, with others, brought to his place at Chelsea, and
there kept him for 18 days, then set him at liberty, taking bonds for his
appearance in the Star Chamber eight days after, i.e. Candlemas Eve. He
was then sent to the Fleet, where he remained till Palm Sunday two years
after. He was at first kept so close that none but his keeper was allowed to
visit him, and closed up with those who were most straitly handled ; often
searched, sometimes at midnight ; and snares were laid for him. Between
Michaelmas and All Hallowtide, after his committal, there was taken from
him a Greek vocabulary, price 5s., and Cyprian's works, and Sir Thomas
More's Supplication of Souls. On Palm Sunday, which was also Our Lady's
Day, (fn. 10) two officers of the Fleet, Geo. Porter and John Butler, took the
petitioner to a ward, and after long searching took his purse from his girdle,
containing 10s., sent him for necessaries, and, returning the purse, kept
the money, for their fees, as they said. He was then carried from the
Fleet, without being allowed to take his bedding, and delivered to the Marshalsea,
by order of the King and Sir Thos. More. On Sunday before
Rogation week he fell sick of the house sickness, and on Whitsun Monday
was carried out on four men's backs, to be delivered to his friends. They
then took from him 10 more shillings. On his coming abroad again, when
Sir Thos. More, who had given up the chancellorship, heard thereof, he
made means with the bishops of Winchester and London and the duke of
Norfolk that the petitioner should be again attached by the keeper of the
Marshalsea ; and he was remanded to prison until St. Laurence Day, when
further things were taken from him. He was then delivered, under surety
to appear the first day of the next term ; and has thus been at liberty 12
months and more, waiting daily from term to term. He now desires to be
clearly discharged, and that his books and money may be returned.
P. 1. Endd.
1060. Grants in August 1533.
1. For the Benedictine monastery of
Burton-upon-Trent, Cov. and Lich. dioc.
Assent to the election of Wm. Edis, monk
and third prior of the said monastery, as
abbot. Guildford, 30 July 25 Hen. VIII.—
S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 13, dated 1 Aug.
2. Gerard Warde. Presentation to the
parish church of Straddessell, Norwich dioc.,
void by death. Bretons, 4 Aug.—Pat.
25 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17.
3. John Bothe, S.T.P., the King's chaplain.
Licence to acquire from John Assheton,
John Jacson, Charles Bothe, and Docea
Bothe, the whole estate which they have in
a fourth part of the demesne lands of the
manor of Hakensall alias Hakensawe, Lanc.,
a moiety of another fourth of the same, and
the other moiety of the same fourth part ;
and in the chief messuage, site, &c. of the
manor of Saghton, Cheshire, a pasture in
Saghton called Medoasshedale, and a close of
land in Saghton called Caldlaiffeld, another
called Beggers Brogh in Saghton, another
in Saghton called Little Asshedale near
Churchenheth, another in Saghton called
"the Newehay," and another close or pasture
called "the Nether shepe hay," divided into
two closes in Saughton, another pasture of
land in Saghton called Shepehay alias Over
Shepehay, and a windmill in Saghton, with
all tithes, &c. ; notwithstanding the Act
21 Hen. VIII. forbidding spiritual persons
to hold lands by lease. Guildford, 2 Aug.
25 Hen. VIII. Del. Brettons, 11 Aug.—
P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
4. Rob. Curson, Wm. Lye, Roger Fyssher,
and Thos. Oseley. Next presentation to a
canonry and prebend in the collegiate church
of Warwick. Chersey, 10 Aug. 25 Hen. VIII.
Del. Brettons, 18 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,
5. Sir John Arundell. Wardship and
marriage of Rob. Bekett, son and heir of
Gilbert Bekett, deceased. Westm., 23 Aug.
25 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 16 (undated).
6. For the college of Plecy, Essex.
Congé d'élire to the fellows of the said college,
on the death of Chr. Johnson, late
master. Westm., 24 Aug. 25 Hen. VIII.—
1061. Rowland Lee to Cromwell.
I thank you for your late letter. You shall ever find in me a faithful
lover and chaplain. I never labored for myself but to help my poor kindred
and others. Concerning the licence for Mr. Eygram, Mr. Clyffe, now parson,
affirms that you have agreed he shall have the arrears. Please, therefore, send
your letters to that effect. I thank you for my lord of Rutland. Be good
master to Robert, Oliver Suthworthe's kinsman, now in durance in the Tower.
He has done the King good service in the Scottish field, and was there sore
hurt. Poverty only constrained him. Remember the master and fellows of
Christ College, Cambridge. London, Monday morning.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. : My loving friend.