Henry VIII
November 1533, 1-10


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'Henry VIII: November 1533, 1-10', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 6: 1533 (1882), pp. 554-562. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=77575 Date accessed: 16 April 2014. Add to my bookshelf


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November 1533, 1-10

1 Nov.
Cal. E. II. 197. B. M.
1384. Pensions.
Received for the King's ordinary pension due 1 Nov. 25 Hen. VIII., xlvij.[m. cr.] ; for his pension for salt, 5,000 cr. ; total, 52,000 cr. Whereof, paid for the pensions of the legate and chancellor of France, 1,000 cr. ; to the Great Master, 1,500 cr. ; to the Admiral, 1,000 cr. ; to Mons. de Vaux, 300 cr. ; total, 3,800 cr. The residue at 4s. 8d. amounts to 11,332 li. x. ...
Received from the Staplers for their last shipping, 2,853l. 13s. 2½d. sterling table, making mere sterling 2,637l. 2s. ...
Total of the whole charge, 13,966l. 13s. vi. ... Whereof, left at Calais, to make up 1,000l. for the King's works there, 462l. 4s. v. ...
To be delivered to the King, 13,504l. 9s. 2d.
Mutilated, p. 1.
1 Nov.
R. O.
1385. [S. Vaughan] to Cromwell.
Two days ago I received certain letters from my wife, by which I learn that the King is minded to send me to some other place than this about his affairs. I am only slenderly prepared. I have spent more money than I have received, and have lost my horse besides ; and winter is coming on, which may break my body, that is not of the strongest. If this be, however, the King's wish, let no heavier burden be charged upon me than I am able to bear. Let my instructions be from you in the same tongue that I should do them, that there may be no doubts ; and let me not need money. If I am to go into Dutchland again, I shall be glad if Shurland is sent me. My charges far surmount my pension. Hitherto I have only had 20l., and am likely to spend the poor savings of my wife. Those who serve least, I see, are often best rewarded. You say the King will regard me ; but princes' minds are changeable. The posts complain you do not pay the letters, and therefore I expect few letters will be carried from here to you. I send you a copy of verses which the lewd and malicious students of Louvain prick up upon doors and corners. You can show them, if you please, to the King and Queen. I cannot keep silence on this matter. "You have lately holpen an earthly beast, a mole, and an enemy to all godly learning, into the office of his damnation,—a Papist, an idolater, and a fleshly priest unto a bishop of Chester. Remember God in all your facts. You cannot undo that you have done." Such become tyrants, and destroy the realm. Who knows more of the bishops' iniquity than you,—their tyranny, their falsehood? Be you sorry for it? I am more sorry for this deed than anything you have ever done. Hopes this remonstrance will not interrupt their friendship. "From the town mentioned in my last letters," 1 Nov. "You know from whom."
Hacket sends you a pennar and an inkhorn of silver for a remembrance, which the bearer will deliver, with a letter, I think from Christopher (Mont) out of Germany, which a stranger delivered to me in Antwerp from Staber.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. : To the right worshipful Mr. Thomas Crumwell, in London.
2 Nov.
Camusat, 142.
1386. The Bailly Of Troyes to Francis I.
Hears today from the King that his ambassadors have written that the Pope has told Francis he cannot attend to his cause now, as the process is at Rome, and the King thinks he will not have a good despatch. He has heard also that the Pope has done nothing in his affair ; and he complains of Francis having concluded the marriage of the duke of Orleans and the Pope's niece, reminding the Bailly of what had been said about it at Calais.
Has no instructions for replying. Said that whatever Francis did with the Pope, it would not diminish his affection for Henry ; that he had promised the Pope for a long time to make this marriage, and he knew Henry would not wish him to break his word, and that his desire of having an alliance in Italy was not without good reason. Said all he could to prevent the King from being annoyed. He takes the matter very much to heart, and thinks that Francis is being gained over to the side of the Pope against him. Greenwich, 2 Nov. 1533.
2 Nov.
R. O.
1387. [Clifford] to Marke Ker.
Heard, by credence from his servant Nicholles Don, that Ker would meet for redress of attemptates on Thursday next, and would write before that day. Has had no letter, and wishes to know whether he will keep that day. Berwick Castle, 2 Nov.
Copy, p. 1. Headed : To Marke Ker.
R. O. 2. Another copy. Undated.
2 Nov.
R. O.
1388. Sir John Bonde, Priest, to Lady Lisle.
I hope my Lord and you are well. I thank you for my gowns. As to your fishing, the water has been very little all summer. I trust this will not be the worst year. Mrs. Jane Basset came to Womberleh the week before Michaelmas. She lies in the corner chamber. She has the buttery and other houses, with such stuff as is necessary for her. As you wrote to pacify Thos. Rowcleffe, I have paid him 21s., and as soon as I can he shall have the rest. I have paid Bawdyng Parde 12s. as part of his money. I am uncertain what your mastage will be. I have taken in but 20 hogs,—as many as can be well fed. Mr. Denys, of Orleh, is fully paid. I have the specialty Mr. Basset made him. It is well to be out of such men's danger. I have a great loss. I see nothing but with one eye. I have made your books as true as I can. Womberleh, 2 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd. : "Remembrance of my lady Selyngger ys maryage."
2 Nov.
R. O.
1389. William Ripon, Abbot of Quarr, to Cromwell.
Whereas it pleased you, at the desire of John Myllis of Southampton, to grant your favors towards me, and an interview : I beg you will continue my good master. You will always find me at your devotion. I send you your half year's fee of 20s. Quarre, 2 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Councillor. Endd.
2 Nov.
R. O.
1390. Wm. Lord Sandys to Cromwell.
I thank you for your goodness to me and my unthrifty son, the priest. I beg your favor for Thomas Bullokke, now in the King's service, who has been very useful to me. Although you have advised him to compound for his fine for knighthood for 3l. 6s. 8d., small as it may seem, he is not able to bear it. He has wife, children, and a mother alive. I beg therefore he may be acquitted. At the Vine, 2 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Master Cromwell, of the King's Council.
3 Nov. 1391. Prorogation Of Parliament.
See Grants in November, No. 4.
3 Nov.
Vienna Archives.
1392. Chapuys to Charles V.
The King, not satisfied with having taken away the name and title of Princess, has just given out that, in order to subdue the spirit of the Princess, he will deprive her of all her people, because they put notions into her head, and stop her from obeying him, and that she should come and live as lady's maid (demoiselle) with this new bastard ; at which she and the Queen are mightily troubled, and ask me for my advice, and to use my influence with Cromwell for his interference. I sent the Princess a protest, stating that she would not tacitly or expressly do anything which was prejudicial to her ; and I suggested many fair and gracious remonstrances that she might employ ; and in case there was no remedy, that she must take patience for the little time that the case had to last, and that she should say before the King's messenger that it was so, and that it was not to be drawn to her prejudice. These words she was to repeat daily before her confidant.
As I and Cromwell could not meet in consequence of his numerous occupations, and in order to avoid suspicion, I sent word to say that I was astonished that the King had taken so savage and so strange a determination, and one of such ill consequence ; that I was greatly displeased at it, as well on account of the indignity of the proceeding, as for the inconvenience that might arise, because I had written to you on his promise that the Queen and Princess would be well treated ; and this was done out of regard for relationship ; that one ought not to treat even an enemy as badly as possible, much less to make such "improperez" tending to create hatred of your Majesty ; that they should remember that friends might become enemies, and enemies friends. He sent me word that I must excuse him that he did not reply particularly what he knew of this affair, as it was a secret of the Council, and therefore he did not dare to speak of it without consent of the King ; but in general he might have shown me that the King would do nothing but what was reasonable. As to my remark about friends and enemies, he marked well to whom the amphibology applied,—wishing to insinuate that he had wished that the King his master, who put so much confidence in the king of France, would always keep this maxim before his eyes,—stating that every one in the Council desired the continuance of your friendship ; that he had used his endeavours for the good treatment of the Queen and the Princess as far as he could, and would do so, and would advertise the King of my message, and send me the answer ;—which he has not yet done, in consequence of his many occupations.
It is rumored here that the Pope has suspended the execution of the executorials passed in favor of the Queen, for the space of two months ; at which she is displeased, thinking he will favor the King. I have sent word to Cromwell that I have heard that the King had procured the said suspension, and wished to know if it were so, in order to write into Flanders, that execution of them might be stayed for the time. He would neither affirm nor deny it ; and as for the execution, you and the queen of Hungary knew very well what you had to do.
A man has come from Frederic Count Palatine for certain dogs and horses which the King has offered to provide him. The King has sent to the duke of Bavaria, now at Antwerp. I do not know whether there is anything beyond this. The Palatine's servant is to leave for Paris in three days,—only, as he affirms, to visit his son, who is studying there.
A courier arrived from Marseilles eight days ago, who must have brought the King no very agreeable news, for I am informed by those who were present that as soon as he began to read he changed colour, and crushed up one of the letters in his hand for spite, saying he was betrayed, and that neither the French king nor he was such as he thought ; and of the Pope he said a thousand ill things. I cannot learn what the news were, unless it were of the report at Marseilles that the Pope and the king of France were to meet your Majesty. Three days since arrived other news from Marseilles, which they have published everywhere, that the Pope had granted to this King all he had asked. Nevertheless, as far as one can see, the said two couriers have brought nothing very agreeable to the King, who yesterday re-dispatched one of them to Marseilles with ready money, and, as I am told, powers to the English ambassadors to offer 400,000 cr. ;—I know not whether to be applied for the profit of the Pope and Cardinals, or to be employed against the Turk. So one of the Lady's own demoiselles has said, who also affirms the King to be so obstinate in his intention that he said several times he would sooner go begging from door to door than ever abandon this Lady. London, 3 Nov. 1533.
Hol., Fr., pp. 5.
[3 Nov.]
R. O.
1393. Mark Karr to [Clyfford].
Received this Monday, at 11, his letter asking whether the day of trew should be held on "Fursday." Sent a man to Edinburgh immediately, but has had no answer. Expects it on Tuesday. The Lords did not come to the town till last Sunday. Will send him a definite answer on Wednesday evening. Desires credence for Clyfford's servant, the bearer.
Copy, p. 1. Headed : By Marke Karr.
R. O. 2. Another copy.
3 Nov.
R. O.
1394. Sir John Gaynesford to Cromwell.
I beg you to have pity on this poor man. He has nothing to support himself or wife, who is of great age. He has been injured to the extent of 4d. a day by one of the King's guard, a rich man, who can spend 10l. a year besides his wages, as may appear by the record in the Star Chamber. He has sold all that he has, and can borrow no more, and has even pawned his bed. If ye be not good master to the country where I dwell, I cannot tell how poor men shall live in quiet, for within these two years more unthrifty deeds have been done in the hundred of Tanredge than have been done in the whole shire. This they try to keep from the light, for there is no good head among us. We hope to have your aid in punishing such murders and crimes, for if they continue I would rather forsake the shire. I send a bill of the state of the hundred. Crowherst, 3 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Council.
3 Nov.
R. O.
1395. Richard [Pexall], Abbot of Leicester, to Richard Cromwell.
I thank you for your favor to my canon Deythik, whom, for his good qualities, I wish to make prior of my house, and keep order with my brethren, who are now out of order. For his greater quietness I beg you to make suit to Master Cromwell your uncle, to obtain his favorable letters, desiring me to make Deythik prior, as this will pacify my brethren, and they will live quietly under him. They are afraid, if he should be prior, that he would keep strict order. I am threatened with a visitation shortly, but my time is not till Midsummer. If you advise me to resist it till the due time, I shall follow your pleasure. Leicester monastery, 3 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
4 Nov.
R. O. St. P. I. 410.
1396. John Salcot, Bishop Elect of Bangor, to Cromwell.
Received letters from his friend Thos. Wrythysley, by which he perceives that the Pope will not grant him the bull as desired. Sends his chaplain. If the bull cannot be obtained as desired, begs the King will give him the temporalities of the said bishopric, and that Cromwell will befriend him in this matter. Hyde, 4 Nov. Signed.
Add. : Mr. Cromwell, of the King's Council.
4 Nov.
R. O. St. P. II. 182.
1397. Sir Wm. Skeffyngton to Cromwell.
Has sent by a servant of his, from the archbishop of Dublin, a leash of gentill hawks for the King, and a cast for Cromwell. Would have been there himself but for Cromwell's letters to "give substantial await" for Kildare's coming. Sent one of his sons to Chester and Wales, who reports that lady Kildare's servants were at Bewe Maris on St. Simon and Jude's Day with the King's letters, making no haste, and since then the wind has not served. Will come shortly. Skeffington, 4 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Of the Privy Council. Endd.
4 Nov.
R. O.
1398. The Officers Of Teviotdale to [Clifford].
Wrote to the Council concerning the day of trew appointed to be held next "Fursday," but have had no answer. Request him therefore to put it off. Trust the Commissioners will send a man to the meeting, and that the English will do the like. Kelsoo, 4 Nov.
Copy, p. 1. Headed : By the officers of Teviotdaill.
4 Nov.
R. O. St. P. VII. 522.
1399. Vannes to Cromwell.
Has received his letters of 25 Oct. with good news of the King's health, and of his good will to Vannes. Has written to the duke of Norfolk about the progress of this new marriage. Thinks the arrangement will be very difficult ; but whatever was done, was done with the utmost secrecy between the French king and the Pope. That they are well agreed is clear, from the demonstration of their amity, and the readiness with which the King consented. No one has been sent to the Congress from the Emperor, although he is anxious for the result. Reports the Italian news.
The Queen is very ill, and that is the reason he remains in such a poor town. Will write about Bedyll's affair when it is finished. Marseilles, 4 Nov. 1533.
Lat., hol. Add.
5 Nov.
R. O.
1400. Sir Francis Bryan to Lord Lisle.
Writes, in the absence of my lord of Winchester and Mr. Wallop, to request that Lisle will see the courier despatched in all haste. No news here but that dead men be more plenty than quick capons. Thanks my Lady for her kind commendations in Mr. Wriothesley's letters. Marsilis, 5 Nov. Commendations to Mr. Porter and my Lady his wife. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
5 Nov.
R. O.
1401. Archdeaconry of Oxford.
Account of Will. Walker, receiver of Nich. Wyllson, S.T.P., archdeacon of Oxford, from 5 Nov. 1532 to 5 Nov. 1533.
Large paper, pp. 2.
ii. Fines taken for wills within the term of the above account. A list of 35 wills is given, on each of which a fine of 12d. was taken. The fines on the first eight were received by Standysche before his death.
Fees for six inductions at 6s. 8d. each, and payments on two voidances of churches.
"Decasus procuracionum et sinodalium hoc anno infra totum archidiaconatum Oxoniæ." Total, 5l. 14s. 5½d.
"Decasus denariorum S. Petri." Total, 18s. 8½d.
"Expences made in both Mr. Archdeacon's visitations this year by Master Dr. Morgan and the register."—Payments at various places and dates for breakfast and supper, horse-meat, mending saddles, &c. For a quarter of lamb, 7d. Payments to the maidens and the wives at various places, &c.
Expences for repairing the barn at the parsonage of Esteley (?), &c.
Pp. 10.
6 Nov.
R. O.
1402. John Tayler, Master of the Rolls, to Lord Lisle.
I thank you for your loving letter, and pray you still to be good lord to the bearer for some office at Calais when any is vacant. The Rolls, 6 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Deputy of Calais. Sealed. Endd.
6 Nov.
Add. MS. 28,586, f. 49. B. M.
1403. Count Of Cifuentes to Charles V.
Wrote on the 24th ult., and has since received the Emperor's letters of the same day.
During a conversation with the Pope about the innovations attempted by the French in Italy, his Holiness said God had taken charge of his affairs ; for the French king, being desirous of settling the business of England, in which he said that he was doing much service to the Holy See, found that the English ambassador here had no power. On which Francis said to him, "How! when I am negotiating his business, and my desire to find some method of settling the king of England's cause was one reason of my marrying my son with the Pope's niece, and holding this interview for the good alike of England and of Christendom?" And as the Ambassador had no power, it seemed as if he was playing a trick (burlava), and he considered him as a spy. He thus gave the Pope to understand that, having endeavoured to settle the English cause in order to promote obedience to the Holy See, the Pope ought to make certain concessions to him. But as no settlement with England was likely, the Pope considered that he was free from any stipulation the French king could demand of him in this respect, concluding that he would use diligence to perform all that he had agreed with the Emperor, and that nothing should be done contrary to the treaty of Cambray. However, he did not consider it a good sign that the French king and the English ambassadors who came here had sent to England for the said power, which was expected every day. Having seen the Emperor's reply to Dominico Centurion, the viscount Juan Enart (Hannart) and Cifuentes spoke in accordance with what the Emperor writes. The Pope seems doubtful whether it is right (si habra lugar) to wait for the Queen's reply, because he considers it of great importance that the king of England should obey the sentence and the Holy See, and he will do what he intimated to the Emperor by Dominico Centurion, lest anything be done here to disturb it (por mas instantia que aqui se le hiziesse para estorvarlo) until he knows the Queen's wishes. His Holiness said also that the French king had told him the Emperor was agreed with the king of England, being somewhat afraid of him. Said he knew of nothing of the kind, and if there had been any agreement the Emperor would have let the Pope know. Would not give his Holiness any further satisfaction, as it seemed well for the French king to have these suspicions.
Subsequently the Pope sent Juan Luys de Aragonia to tell him that great instance had been made on the part of the French king for the prorogation for five or six months of the term granted to the king of England at Pisa, during which some agreement might be made to settle the case. He saw that it was not reasonable to grant such a long term for the King to restore the Queen and leave Anna, as it appears he gave the French king to understand. He intended, however, to grant another month, and asked Cifuentes not to oppose it, as he should do it for the Queen's sake. Requested his Holiness on several accounts not to grant it. He replied that the request to grant five or six months was so urgent that he could not refuse entirely, especially as he was in France. It was necessary for him to comply till he had left the country, but then he promised to grant nothing (porque fuera que fuesse me prometio de no dar ninguno) without the Count's consent. Did not wish him to say more.
Believes that on the eve of All Saints the Pope called a congregation of Cardinals in his chamber, and told them of the term of six or seven months, which was asked for on the ground that the French king was going to have an interview with the king of England in March, and try to settle this business. He thought this prorogation would be injurious to the Queen, but that it would be well to prorogue for one month, and wait for the courier from England. The cardinals of Sena and Sta. Cruz opposed, but it was finally agreed to grant the month. He has promised to grant no longer time.
Said to him that the interview between the French and English kings was very inconvenient, as it would be made a plea for further delays, and would also cause great jealousy in Christendom. To this he replied that he would not consent to further delay, and that the Kings would not meet. * * * Marseilles, 6 Nov. 1533.
Sp., pp. 25, modern copy.
7 Nov.
Camusat, 142 b.
1404. The Bailly Of Troyes to [Montmorency], the Grand Master.
Has received no letter from the King or the Grand Master since writing six days ago. Is surprised, as the king of England says that his ambassadors write that the King has sent something to be communicated to him. The conversation mentioned in his last letter took place while walking with the King from his chamber to his chapel. He tried to make out that the Bailly's instructions were to the effect that the King would never perform the marriage of the duke of Orleans unless the Pope would decide Henry's affair as he wished. Would not acknowledge that he had ever heard of such a thing, and offered to show him the instructions. He then said that although the Bailly had never mentioned it, Francis had promised it at Calais, both to him and the Queen. As he knelt before the altar he said that if this marriage took place without the Pope doing anything for him, he would not have great cause to esteem his friendship with Francis. While he was at mass, went to the duke of Norfolk's chamber to despatch the letters to Francis and Montmorency, as the courier was waiting for them. Was unable to see the King again after mass, but spoke fully on the subject to the Duke. Said that Henry pressed Francis wonderfully, though he was taking more trouble in this matter than he did for the deliverance of himself or his children ; and that if he knew that his trouble and expence were so ill requited by the King, he would be much vexed. Begged the Duke and the principal members of the Council to show this to the King, and to tell him that it is easy to trouble a friend by importunity. Said that if they were good advisers of their King, they would wish Francis to be friendly with the Pope ; for if he declares himself his enemy as the king of England wishes him to do, without reason, his Holiness would entirely give himself over to the Emperor.
Norfolk and others of the Council agree with this. He says the King is so troubled in his brain about this matter that he does not trust any one alive ; and though he himself is one of the chief persons in whom he trusts, both the King and the Queen often suspect him. Believes there are many persons here, even among the principal people, who would be very sorry if the Pope had given sentence against the late Queen, for this one and all her family are little beloved.
Hears that Castillon is at sea. Hopes to present him to the King on Sunday, and to take leave. Will speak to the King about what he has mentioned already, as the Council would not dare to speak as boldly as he would.
Will write about the answer he receives from the King when at Boulogne. London, 7 Nov. 1533.
7 Nov.
R. O. St. P. IV. 662.
1405. Sir Thos. Clyfford to [Henry VIII.]
Since the departure of the other late Commissioners from Newcastle on the abstinence being taken with the Scots, has remained at Berwick to act as the Warden's lieutenant. During this time great slaughters and depredations have been committed by the Scots. Forbore to write to the Scotch officers, as they ought to have written first for meetings ; but on the 3rd Oct. wrote to the late Commissioners of Scotland. Had an answer which he thought unsatisfactory, and wrote again. Their reply was again unsatisfactory, and he wrote a third time, and received a third answer. Had the correspondence ready to send by the bearer on the 26th Oct. Meantime received a letter from the officers for Tevidale, viz., the lairds of Cesford, Farnyhirst, and Mark Ker, complaining of one attemptate by those under his rule. Replied, and waited to see the mind of the officers of Tevidale. Means to write again if he do not have word from Scotland soon who are to be their officers for Liddesdale. Berwick, 7 Nov. Signed.
7 Nov.
R. O.
1406. G. Lord Abergavenny to Lord Lisle.
Sends a couple of does from Birling park, "where is neither mast nor grass." Is sorry he has not been able to do it till now on account of his late sickness. Byrlyng, Friday, 7 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To my good lord deputy of Calais. Endd.
8 Nov.
R. O.
1407. Antonio Bonvisi to Cromwell.
Master Hoghino sends you, by the bearer, 10 pheasants and cranes (crane), 18 partridges, and 24 "chenottes et chorlius," requesting you not to mention that they came from him, for a reason I will tell you tomorrow. From my house, 8 Nov. 1533. Signed.
Ital., p. 1. Add.
8 Nov.
R. O.
1408. [Cromwell] to the Abbots Of Fountains and Byland.
Whereas it has pleased the King to direct his letters to you for the election of a new abbot of Rievaulxe, and I marvel that you have not accomplished his commandment, I advise you to proceed at once to the election, eschewing further inconvenience. London, 8 Nov.
P. 1. Add.
9 Nov.
Add. MS. 28,586, f. 62. B. M.
1409. Count Of Cifuentes to Charles V.
Wrote on the 7th.
The Pope told him that a companion of the excusator has come by post, and presented him a writing from the king of England, to the effect that the sentence lately given was unjust, as he was now legally married, and he appealed to a future Council held in some impartial place. At this time the French king came in ; and when the Ambassadors were gone, the Pope told him the message they had brought, and urged him to abandon the King, who was an enemy to the Church and himself. He replied that he found it necessary to keep him as a friend, that others might not have him ; else he would play him a trick that would bring him to terms ; and that the Ambassadors had told him what their message was, which he advised them by no means to deliver, as the king of England was destroying himself. He was surprised that the King had a reputation for wisdom, for really he was a madman, and was benefiting the Queen by his confession that the sentence had come to his notice ; and he had told Henry that he would not help him against the Pope in this matter.
The Pope then went on to the practice about Calais, of which Cifuentes wrote in the summer. The King, Grand Master, and Admiral were present, but Cifuentes could give them no answer. * * * Marseilles, 9 Nov. 1533.
Sp., pp. 6, modern copy.
9 Nov.
R. O.
1410. The Mayor Of Sandwich to Cromwell.
Your letters, dated London, 5 Nov., report that certain injuries and wrongs have been done to one Pierson, of Sandwich, in turning him out of a tenement. There is no such person here. If any complaint is made to us we will inquire into it. Sandwich, 9 Nov.
P. 1. Add. : Master Cromwell, knt., of the King's Council.
9 Nov.
R. O.
1411. John Graynfyld to Lord Lisle.
Has received his gentle letter showing that the priest Angell had informed Lisle that Graynfyld had arranged with him to pay 25 marks to Lisle's servant Belle. Gives particulars of his arrangement with Angell for the parsonage of Hamylden. Showed the arrangement to Cockson on his coming to London. My Lord my master desires his commendations, and begs you to remember the evidences of Waddon, and that all protections may be staid. Sends a protection for Worthe. And whereas I sent for a protection for Ravyn : he was imprisoned in the Counter in London. As he said he was your servant I had him brought before my Lord, who removed him to Ludgate, and obtained liberty for him to arrange with his creditors. Like an untrue man he took sanctuary at Westminster, laying on me and the keeper the burden of 40l. The protection which I sent for cost me five marks, which he has left unpaid. My Lord my master begs you to receive a tun of wine of my lord Hayward, and send it in to London. Addington makes many friends against you. 9 Nov.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. : Lord Lisle, deputy of Calais.