Henry VIII
October 1515, 1-15

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'Henry VIII: October 1515, 1-15', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 2: 1515-1518 (1864), pp. 262-276. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90888 Date accessed: 27 November 2014.


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October 1515

1 Oct.
R. O.
975. TREATY with CHARLES OF SPAIN.
Notarial attestation by Henry Coene, clk., of the diocese of Cambray, and John Ets of the same, of the treaty made between Charles Prince of Spain and Hen. VIII. 1 Oct. 1515.
Vellum.
1 Oct.
R. T. 142.
R. O.
976. For CUTHBERT TUNSTAL and WM. KNYGHT.
To be ambassadors to the court of Charles of Castile, with full powers to conclude a treaty. Westm., 1 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 9.
1 Oct.
R. O.
977. WM. KNIGHT, TH. MORE, JOHN WILSHER, RIC. SAMPSON, TH. HANNIBAL and JOHN HEWSTEN to WOLSEY.
Since their last by M. Forest they have treated with the Easterlings as often as they could, but without any conclusion. Will know by the end of the week what they can say for defence of the abuse of their privileges. Bruges, 1 Oct.
P. 1. Add.: My Lord Cardinal's grace.
1 Oct.
S. B.
Rym. XIII. 517.
978. HENRY VIII.
Pardon for those inhabitants of the city of Tournay who had been engaged in the treason of Nicholas de St. Genois, John de Malines, and John d'Estables, with the exception of the said St. Genois, &c. Westminster, 1 Oct.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 20.
R. O.Same as above. _ 1515.
1 Oct.
Rym. XIII. 519.
979. HENRY VIII.
Appointment of Richard Jernyngham as president of the commission to hear and decide all causes within the bailiwick and city of Tournay. Westm., 1 Oct.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 21.
1 Oct.
S. B.
Rym. XIII. 518.
980. TOURNAY.
For Charles, Earl of Worcester, the King's chamberlain, William Blount, Lord Mountjoye, Queen's chamberlain, Lieutenant of Tournay, Richard Sampson, LL.D., Sir Richard Jernyngham, Sir Edward Bensted, and Sir Richard Whetehill, to be commissioners to treat with the citizens for safe keeping of Tournay. Westm., 1 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 22.
2 Oct.
Galba, B. IV. 3.
B. M.
981. SPINELLY to [WOLSEY.]
Wrote last on the 24th ... Since then the league has been concluded and the Prince taken his oath, as the King's am[bassadors'] letters to his highness will show. Tunstal, who left this morning [for] Calais, will give full particulars. The Prince will send a Knight of the Toyson (De Reux, it is supposed,) to receive the [King's] oath in exchange. Has heard nothing more of the coming of the Almains out of France, but they are expected to go to Guelderland. Has obtained, through Sir Rob. Wingfield, two letters from the Emperor to the Prince and Casius to despatch posts at any time into Almaine. "The Lady Margeret showed me that the Emperor is d[etermined ag]ainst France, and will hear nothing [nor in] manner (fn. 1) treaty, and though the Prince's council have been [by your m]ajeste sufficiently answered therein, yet they w [ill n]ot desist from their continual pursuits [of] the matter, which is a likelihood of some hope. [Mi]sser Andreas de Burgo is every day in communication with Lord Chievres and the Chancellor. The said Lady Margaret saith she doubt not of him and the ambassador of Arragon that he is an ille Franche; howbeit, if the French King would restore him his lond that he had within the duchy of Milen, paraventure he might change purpose. Wherefore and for his old conditions his tarrying hear pleaseth not. Nevertheless, Monseur De la Roche, Misser Lois de Merlian and the Master of the Posts been of fast opinion that the Emperor shall continue in his good mind as long as he is not driven to an extreme necessity, wherein he may fall easily by reason of the great charge he hath at Verona and Bressa; and therefore those unto whom the matter toucheth must consider it in time and purvey it as shall be thought necessary. And unto the foresaid parsonnes semyth that if [the Emperor con]sent to any peace or trews that the French King having the rule here at his own comandament that he [shall] hereafter destrui all the remanent, and at the further to the decease of the Emperor or the King of Arragon, and that to remedy it there is none other way at this present season, in the which the French King is power (fn. 2) both of men and money and must keep a great part of his s[oldiers] into Italy.
"The estates of all the Prince's countries been coma[nded] to be here the 12th day of the next month for to [be] declared unto them the offers of the King of Arragon, and kno[w] thereupon their advice; and considering the subtleties and crafts of the governors it is to be supposed they wol answered as they shall be desired and parsua[ded]. Also I signified unto your grace that without the Emperor and the King of Arragon's knowledge the Prince's council hath obtained for a sum of money from the Pope that this Prince is made coadjutor of said King of Arragon for the trye [three] ordres of Spain, whereof he is now master and chief; the which matter is commonly reputed of an ill consequence and generally thought that it shall [mu]ch encourage the said King of Arragon against Chievres and all his adherents. Where Alamire promised unto Mr. Dr. Tunstal and to me to go with Hans Nagel unto Richard De la Pole, since he hath said unto us that his fellow for the great danger of the robbers would not go but send a messenger with such letters directed unto the said Richard as were delivered to Hans Nagel; and so they did, for we know the messenger that went which is come again. And Alamire is at Maklines and shall bring me the news that the other hath brought." (fn. 3)
Hans Nagel lately showed him a letter from Sir Edw. Guldfort, stating that the King desired him to come to England with other minstrels, his fellows; "and how having a general pardon from his highness and some money to leave unto the companyons wyffes he was content to go, as he desired me to write unto the said Sir Edw. by a letter here enclosed signed of his own hand. Whereupon your grace shall order as shall be thought better; albeit, Mr. Dr. Tunstal and I both were of opinion that" * * *
Imperfect and mutilated, part cipher, pp. 4.
Galba, B. III. 257.
B. M.
2. Decipher of the above, in Tuke's hand.
Mutilated.
2 Oct.
Vit. B. XVIII. 183.
B. M.
982. SIR ROB. WINGFIELD to [WOLSEY].
Wrote from Insbroke on the .. of last month, "and with the same a letter ... [from] me, and one from the Cardinal of Gource, ... [with] twain other from the said Cardinal [one to your grace and one] to my Lord of Winchester, all which letters [I have sent] directed to you, which I trust hath been delivered [you] by my friend Bryan Twke. And [since that] day I have written twice to the King, that is ... day and the last day of the month past." Wolsey knows the opinion he has always entertained as to the King's title to France, and the Emperor's friendship. Thinks the Emperor will be very glad to assist him now. If the opportunity be lost it will be attributed both to negligence and corruption in the Council. The King will have God's blessing and the Pope's, and other goodly aid from Italy, if the matter be well handled.
The Cardinal of Sion says the Swiss desire nothing better than to serve the King with 20,000 men for 40,000 florins a month. Doubts not the Emperor will add as many horse and artillery as shall be necessary for a reasonable sum, "for all the world knoweth that he is not best purveyed of money." The King of Arragon too should be better disposed to help England than any other. "If the King * * * to put his own person ... chargeable expences and prov[ide] ... both spare his person and his m[oney until the] triumphant time of his coronation in France he must send an army of his own a ... 15,000 footmen should suffice furnished [with arms and] artillery according; and after mine advice h[e that should] be captain of the said army to be rather ch[osen for his] wisdom, temperance, and experience than [for] dignity, authority, or riches." Those who have least to lose will be most eager to win; "and though Sir Robert ... which was but a bachelor knight be dead long sith I trust [the King] is not unprovided of many such." Has expressed his mind freely as one of the King's Council. Inspruck, 2 Oct. 1515.
Hol., pp. 4, mutilated.
2 Oct.
Vit. B. II. 168.
B. M.
983. LEONARD SPINELLY to WOLSEY.
Congratulates him on his promotion. Never, since his reception into Wolsey's house, has he more rejoiced at anything. Chur, 2 Oct. 1515.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.: Tho. Card. Ebor.
2 Oct.
R. O.
984. MAGISTRATES OF MECHLIN to WOLSEY.
Complaining of one of their citizens, John Ihersens, being robbed of his ship on its voyage from Rouen to England. 2 Oct. 1515.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: Archiep. Ebor.
2 Oct.
Er. Ep. II. 29.
985. ERASMUS to AMMONIUS.
Did extremely well till he smelt the stoves. Jerome is in progress; they have now begun on the New Testament. Our friends the Swiss are in a boiling rage against the French, because they did not civilly allow themselves to be thrashed as they were by the English, but dispersed them with their artillery. They have returned fewer in number than they started; ragged, wounded, and with tattered ensigns. Has brought out a new and enlarged edition of his letters to Leo. Intends staying where he is until Christmas, or go to Brabant or straight on to Rome. The Abp. of York has given him a prebend at Tournay, δωρον αδωρον. His commissary has been excommunicated; that's the reverence they show York! Wishes for Ammonius' Epigrammata. Basle, postridie kal. Oct. 1513.
2 Oct. S. B.986. For CUTHBERT TUNSTALL, WM. KNYGHT, RIC. SAMPSON, LL.D., SIR TH. SPYNELL, TH. MORE, and JOHN CLYFFORD, governor of the English Merchants.
Appointment as ambassadors to treat with Charles Prince of Castile. Del. Westm., 2 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 9.
3 Oct.
R. O.
987. BERNARD DE MESA, BP. OF DRINAWAR.
Oath in the name of the Catholic King and Joan Queen of Castile to observe the peace concluded with England on the 19th _ 1515. Dated 3 Oct. 1515.
Modern copy, p. 1.
3 Oct.
Calig. E. II. (82.)
B. M.
988. MOUNTJOY to [HENRY VIII.]
Sent to St. Quentin and elsewere to inquire of the assembling of the French, and whether it was intended against Tournay. The reports are contradictory. Has since heard that the French King has commanded De Peanes that a muster be made ready at the coming of Castyllyon, whose aid had been demanded by the King of Castile. They are now countermanded. At Guise De Peane's son had the charge to assemble; at St. Quentin, Longevall and Montsoret. The rumor has made the town bestir itself in providing victuals. Tournay, 3 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2, mutilated.
3 Oct.
S. B.
989. For WM. UVEDALE.
Reversion of the office of "Landarius" of Claryngdon park, Wilts, for services to Mary, Queen of the French, on vacation by Hen. Uvedale, who held with John Shorter by pat. 18 June 5 Hen. VII.; also to be bailiff of Estbaylyf and Westbaylliff of the Isle of Purbek, Dors., now held by Henry Uvedale during pleasure. Del. Croydon, 3 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16.
4 Oct.
S. B.
990. For ST. AUGUSTINE'S, near Bristol.
Restitution of temporalities on election of Rob. Elyot. Croydon, 4 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15.
ii. Warrant to Ric. Bp. of Winchester, keeper of the Privy Seal, for the above. Windsor Castle, 1 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
4 Oct.
P. S.
991. For TH. ROCHE, merchant tailor of London.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wingefelde, Deputy of Calais. Windsor Castle, 30 Sept. 7 Hen. VIII. Del. Croydon, 4 Oct.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 8.
5 Oct.
S. B.
992. For JOHN SPENCER.
Custody of the possessions of John Newenham, deceased, granted by patent 4 Nov. 16 Hen. VII. to John Dey with the wardship of Thomas, deceased, s. and h. of the said John Newenham. Del. Croydon, 5 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 12.
6 Oct.
R. O.
993. [WOLSEY] to HADRIAN CARDINAL ST. CHRYSOGON, Bp. of Bath.
Has received his letter in favor of Polydore. Cannot fail to comply with so earnest a request to forgive Polydore his offences. It is otherwise with the King who is displeased at what Polydore has done to his dishonor, and his attempt to sow dissension between the King and the Pope. Will do his best to appease the King. Westminster, 6 Oct.
Pp. 2. In Pace's hand. Addressed, but not signed.
7 Oct.
Vit. B. II. 171.
B. M.
994. SILVESTER BP. OF WORCESTER to [WOLSEY].
Could not send over his cardinal's hat (pileus) before. Has entrusted it now to his friend Bonifacio. Although it has been only usual to send the pileus without a ring, the Pope sends a more than usually valuable ring to Wolsey and a plenary indulgence to those who are present at the ceremony. Begs he will send instructions to Bonifacio who will also bring with him the bull of the cardinalate. Has written fully to Ammonius. Will send the heads of the treaty between the Pope and the French King. Viterbo, 7 Oct. 1515. Signed.
Lat., p. 1, mutilated.
7 Oct.
R. O.
995. SPINELLY to WOLSEY.
Wrote his last on the 2d. Has written at this time to the King respecting the Emperor. Brussels, 7 Oct. 1515. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: My Lord Cardinal of England. Endd.
7 Oct.996. For GERALD EARL OF KILDARE.
To act as the King's lieutenant in Ireland in a parliament which he shall assemble within a year, to agree upon the following articles:—
1. That the subsidy of 13s. 4d. a year on every plough land granted for eight years by a parliament holden at Davelyn (Dublin) 24 Hen. VII., be continued for ten years and extend to the lands of the clergy.
2. That all licences to persons to absent themselves from their possessions be repealed, so that the King shall take two parts of the profits of such absentees according to a previous statute.
3. That any person bringing a privy seal to compel an Irish subject to repair to England, to have a cause decided, shall find sureties to pay the defendant's costs if he shall clear himself before the Council in England.
4. That no merchant buy tithes or grain in the fields, but merely in the market sufficient for his household, and that all leases of tithes be annulled; great dearth having been occasioned by the corn being kept back till the last season of the year.
5. That every merchant repairing from England to Ireland take with him for every 20l. worth of wares the value of 13s. 4d. in long bows and 6s. 8d. in arrows, for want of which the King's subjects apply themselves to Irish archery.
6. That merchants exporting fish leave the third part of their fish for the home market.
7. That no person lade or discharge goods at any creek, except in the main ports, without special leave of the customers.
8. That in consideration of the services of Gerald Fitz Gerald, now Deputy of Ireland, against the King's enemies and rebels, he have the title of Earl of Kildare in tail male, with the possessions which Maurice Fitz Thomas, alias Fitz Gerald, Earl of Kildare, or his ancestors, had in Ireland.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 19 and 20.
7 Oct.997. MAYNOOTH.
Licence to Gerald Fitz Gerald Earl of Kildare to found a perpetual college at Maynoth in co. Kildare, to be called the College of St. Mary the Virgin of Maynoth; with mortmain licence to acquire lands to the annual vulue of 100l. Westm., 7 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 31.
R. O.998. MAYNOOTH.
Licence to Gerald Earl of Kildare to endow the College of Maynothe with the advowsons of the churches of St. Colman (of the Abbot of Laraghbryn), St. Mary, Taumllynbege, St. Patrick Norraghe, St. Bride Dullardyston, in co. Kildare, Yoorgearr, co. Limerick, Rocheston, Ballyndryname in dioc. Lismore, Edromyn, Kyllenyk, Rosdroyk, in co. Wexford, Raithynkylly and Raythfagan in co. "Cath."
7 Oct.999. For GERALD FITZ GERALD EARL OF KILDARE.
Grant, in tail male, of the manor of Ardmolgham, co. Meath, Ireland, the port, creeks, quays, fishery, seawreck, and wharves in Strangford; the water called Looghquoon near Strangford; and sea wreck in Ardglass;—by the service of one red rose. Westm., 7 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 19.
7 Oct.1000. For the BURGESSES AND COMMONALTY OF KILDARE, IRELAND.
Licence, at the instance of Gerald Fitz Gerald Earl of Kildare, to enclose and fortify their town, which is to be a free borough; to elect one superior and two provosts; to be a body corporate; to hold pleas in same manner as the mayor and sheriff of Drogheda; to hold a market at a place appointed by the said Earl; and to take certain specified customs on merchandise sold in the town, for enclosing and paving the borough, in same manner as the bailiffs of Dundalke. Westm., 7 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 30.
7 Oct.1001. For the INHABITANTS OF ATHY, co. Kildare.
Licence similar to the above. They are to elect one provost, who is to have the same powers as the provost of Tryme. Westm., 7 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 31.
7 Oct.1002. For JOHN PATEY.
To be keeper of the Wardrobe, removed from Westminster to Richmond, Surrey, with 8d. a day, on surrender, by Robert Hasilrig, of Pat. 23 Nov. 1 Hen. VIII. Westm., 7 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 23.
8 Oct.
Galba, B. VI. 75.
B. M.
1003. KNIGHT to WOLSEY.
Yesterday the Duke of Milan's secretary, Michael de Abbatis, left with letters for the King. "I beseke Almighty Jesu to put into your minds that that may be most for the weal of Christendom and quietness of the King and his realm; beseking your lordship to pondér well my divers letters late sent unto your grace, and then I trust that many things shall be put out of hazard." If the King will suffer his ancient enemy to be the most fortunate Prince living he may, but it is in his power to take this felicity to himself. Though he has written largely on this subject by his servant, Thos. Whitworth, thinks he has not written enough. What is to be thought of the French King who "so soon after peace taken or rather given unto [him by] (fn. 4) England," sent Albany to sow sedition in Scotland—who is crowned one day and begins hostilities the next,—and who has deprived the King's friends of all influence in these parts? If he is suffered, nay encouraged, to invade the innocent, England will lose all her friends. Why does he support the King's rebel against the treaty? This opportunity must not be lost now a league can be made with the Swiss, "which should be a scourge for the pride of France; notwithstanding divers in England saith that they be villains, and disdaineth to hear speak of them. But if ye will not have them the Frenchmen shall. Well fare the villanies that keepeth and favoreth the rest of noblesse! The Venetians hath used for their succours Infidels, Turks. The Church, the Empire, and all other Princes desireth their confederation save only we, which might have more profit by them than all other." Brussels, 8 Oct.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated.
9 Oct.
R. O.
1004. KNIGHT to WOLSEY.
Encloses a letter to the King from Sir Rob. Wingfield. Sent lately letters from the Swiss, one from the Pope's legate, the other from a canon of Berne, a man of great influence, who advises the King to make a confederacy with the Swiss, now at war with the French. Sends a letter directed to Spinelly of the malice of the French. Brussels, 9 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: The Lord Cardinal of York.
9 Oct.
Galba, B. III. 390.
App. XLVII.
B. M.
1005. ANTHOINE (?) to SPINELLY.
* * * "... et que au retour du roy lon ne luy fauld[roit] de riens."—As the said gentleman found no vessels ready, and was afraid of nearing the coast of England, he is gone to Holland with intention of embarking at Amsterdam. Requests some acknowledgment of his services, and that he will pay the bearer. Antwerp, 9 Oct. 1515.
Hol., Fr., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: A Mons. lambassadeur Dengleterre, Mesire Thomas Spinelly, a Bruxelles.
9 Oct.
Vit. B. XVIII. 185.
B. M.
1006. SIR ROB. WINGFIELD to [HENRY VIII.]
Wrote last on the [last day of the] month past [from] this town.—"[The French King] lieth at Pavia and his artillery doth m ... the castle of Milan, but hath lost many [in the] making of the trenches and approaches, and [offers] been made to the Duke to come for his apoy ... but he hath answered that in no wise he will ... or treat but by the order and consent of his co[nfederates] of the Holy League, trusting to be rescued by ...—As this day all the world here hath great doubt ... Pope should be turned howbeit there is no cer[tainty but] by conjecture for Mr. Loys Marston wrote me a [letter from] Rome the 28th day of the last month using th[ese words]:—Magce Excel. Domine, applicui in Urbe 24° presentis an ... S. D. N et vere sua beatitudo afficitur majestati Cæsareæ effectus. Da[tum] in Urbe 28° Septembris 1515." "It is doubted what way the Swiss will ta[ke if the] Pope vary for the abilities and abusions or rather ... of France sleep not;" between this and Sunday it will be known as the Swiss ambassadors are expected on the 11th or 12th. "It seemeth that the Pope hearkeneth what the Swyss[ers ...] and the Swissers in like wise what the Pope w ... Vice Roy because he doubteth and that in manner ... him; he lieth in the wind beside Bonony ... toward the realm of Naples, and ... all the Emperor's things * * * time is come that the presidy of Almayns ... sse should be paid, and the Vice Roy hath [sent the]m word that he will not pay them but [remit] them to the Emperor's payment which is fain [to au[gment his presidy in Verona by means of the Vice Roy's [aban]donynge the same."
It is thought that the Viceroy would have the Almayns abandon Brescia for lack of payment, and the Spanish captain, in the castle, sell the city to the Venetians. The Court is thronged with ambassadors and strangers, two cardinals and two ambassadors from the Pope, of whom one arrived three days ago and spoke in his public audience of universal peace and an end of the General Council. Ambassadors from six Kings besides those of Milan, Ferrara and other princes of the Empire. The ambassador of France, who has never been with the Emperor and since his audience beside Vienna, lies at Fiesyn nine Dutch miles hence; and so many noblemen who have fled from Milan and elsewere, for fear of the French, that unless the Emperor can send them home again they will cost him 20,000 florins.
"[The Emperor] hath caused to be shot all the artillery of his * * * iron 400lb. of Vienne weight ... every cantar is a 100 weight ... in the presence of the Emperor and ... rehearsed the said pice (by virtue of a ... did lade and unlade and the said pece is ... with divers arms and imagery." [The Emperor] has ordered the same master to make [a piece] of as great charge [for the King.] In spite of his want of money the Emperor goes on building and making things for the war "and such other [things] as shall remain in perpetual memory after his death." He has caused the tomb of his father to be built "both substantially and curiously in such [manner] of stone and costly work. I have not seen the ma[king of] his own sepulture, which shall be all of metal ... may be furnished after the rate that is sig ... the number of images that shall stand on the s[ame] of which a great number been wrought all read[y]." With all these things he is seldom idle. Though he has passed through many perils before, this is a great crisis both to him and all Christendom.—The French King sent the Bastard of Savoy to Cremona with 500 spears and 5,000 foot. The Bastard offered the captain of the Castle his life and baggage if he surrender within two days. The captain replied he required two months. The 6 or 7,000 Almayns that remain of those who passed the mountains in the French service have been ordered to join the Venetians, but have refused to serve against the Emperor. [Insbroke, 9th Oct.] (fn. 5) 1515.
Hol., pp. 4, mutilated.
9 Oct.
S. B.
1007. For WOLCROFTE MONASTERY, Leic.
Lease, by the advice of Sir Edw. Belknapp, Barth. Westby, and Rob. Blagge surveyors general of crown lands, to the Prior and Convent, of the manor of Bewmaner for 21 years, at the annual rent of 40l. and 20s. increased rent. Del. Westm., 9 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 27.
9 Oct.1008. ROMSEY ABBEY.
Writs for restitution of temporalities of Romsey Abbey, on the election of Anne Westbroke. Westm., 9 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 5.
9 Oct.
S. B.
1009. For NICH. BRADSHAA of Coventry, yeoman of the Crown.
Lease, by advice, as above, of the manor for 21 years, at the annual rent of 25l. 3s. 4d. Del. Westm., 9 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 27.
9 Oct.
S. B.
1010. For RIC. GRAUNT of Snytterfeld, Warw.
Lease, by advice, as before, of the site of the manor of Snytterfeld, the warren and two pastures, called Morowhay, and Commyns, late of Walter, the father of the said Richard, for 21 years, at the respective rents of 11l. 11s. 4d., 8l. 13s. 4d. and 3l. Del. Westm., 9 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Signed: Edward Belknapp.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 28.
10 Oct.
Calig. B. VI. 119.
B. M.
1011. SCOTLAND.
i. "Copy of a letter by the Queen's grace (Margaret) to the Duke of Albany." Notifies her delivery of "a cristen sowle beyng a yong lady," demanding "as tutrix of the young King and Prince, my tendre childre, to have the whole rule and governance" of them and of Scotland. Harbotell, 10 Oct.
Contemporaneous copy, p. 1.
f. 120
Green's Princesses,
IV. 224.
ii. Answer of the Council of Scotland, stating that the governance of the realm expired with the death of her husband, and devolved to the estates; that with her consent they had appointed Albany; that she had forfeited the tutelage of her children by her second marriage; that in all temporal matters the realm of Scotland has been immediately subject to Almighty God, not recognizing the Pope or any superior upon earth. Edinburgh, 13 Oct.
Signed: Per Dominos Consilii. Gude scriba ejusdem.
P. 1. Add.: To the Queen's grace, etc. etc.
10 Oct.
Galba, B. III. 391.
App. XLVII.
B. M.
1012. SPINELLY to [the KING?]
Has been at Antwerp and seen a letter, dated Edinburgh, 26 Sept., to Phil. Galterot, stating that Albany had made great offers to the Chamberlain (Hume) to leave the Queen's party. Neither he nor his countrymen are to be trusted. Sends a letter he has received from a friend well acquainted with the bailly of Camfer. Brussels, 10 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2.
10 Oct.
R. O.
1013. SPINELLY to WOLSEY.
Wrote last from Antwerp on the 9th concerning the Scots. Has sent a letter to the King received from a friend since his return, of the money sent from France to Albany. Philip Galterot is informed that a servant of the Pope's orator had arrived in Scotland. Had sent to Tuke for Wolsey from Antwerp, "a table (picture) for an awter, which was made by the best master of all this land." Brussels, 10 Oct. 1515. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Tho. Eb[orace]nsi Cardinali Angliæ. Endd.
10 Oct.
S. B.
1014. For HEN. HYKKES, clk., vicar of the Church of Byrton, Warw., and JOHN HYKKES of Tewkesbury, Glouc.
Lease for 21 years of a meadow called Severnham, in Tewkesbury, between the rivers Avon and Severn, at an annual rent of 12l. and 40s. of increase, lately held by Richard Brok. Westm., 10 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 12.
10 Oct.1015. For HENRY LORD HERBERT.
Next presentation to the church of Troy, Landaff dioc., on its vacation by Stephen Vaughan, clk. Westm., 10 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 17.
10 Oct.
P. S.
1016. For TH. HOLMES, of Leuesham, Kent, alias of London.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Windsor Castle, 17 Sept. 7 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Oct.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 11.
11 Oct.
Giust. Desp. I. 133.
1017. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
The Lords have returned. Were asked if they had received news of the battle between the French and the Swiss; replied, stating all that passed, circumstantially. The Lords doubted; said they had no certain tidings of the victory. They know now that the King did obtain the victory, but at so great a cost it is difficult to collect which side suffered most. Do not believe the peace between France and the Pope. The Bishop of Durham told them that but for Alviano the French would have lost, saying "Your friendship has been very profitable to the King of France." Expressed their delight at the news. Ferdinand has sent to Henry a valuable jewel collar, two capital horses, an extremely rich sword, worth 100,000 ducats; some say as a pawn for money; others, to obtain aid against France. London, Oct. 11, 1515.
11 Oct.
S. B.
1018. For TH. CARVANNELL and RIC. PARKER.
To make enquiry into the manufacture of woollen cloths, hats, caps and other woollen goods, and the exportation of woollen cloths unwrought, contrary to the statutes of 3 and 5 Hen. VIII.; and to report on the subject from time to time. Del. Westm., 11 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 26.
11 Oct.
S. B.
1019. For JOHN HASILLY, servant of Queen Katharine.
Renewal of licence, dated 5 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII., to export 120 sacks of wool and 6,000 fleeces. The former licence was surrendered, being invalid. Del. Westm., 11 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 11.
11 Oct.
P. S.
1020. For JOHN FULWOOD, merchant tailor of London.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Windsor Castle, 4 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Oct.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 3.
12 Oct.
R. O.
1021. MAXIMILIAN to WOLSEY.
Congratulates him on his exaltation to the Cardinalate. Begs him to continue his good services to himself and his son Charles Prince of Spain. Inspruck, 12 Oct. 1515, 13 Max.
P. 1. Add. and endd.
12 Oct.
S.B.
1022. For TH. CARDINAL OF YORK, Primate of England, Legate.
Commission to treat with Ferdinand King of Arragon and Johanna Queen of Castile. Westm., 12 Oct. 1515, 7 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 5.
12 Oct.
S. B.
1023. For DOROTHY VERNEY.
Annuity of 20 marks, for services to Mary Queen of the French. Del. Westm., 12 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25.
13 Oct.
R. O.
1024. JOHN DUKE OF ALBANY to HENRY VIII.
Is aware that the inhabitants of the Marches prevent Henry from knowing the desire the Duke has always felt for the peace of the two realms, in accordance with the will of his master. As it would be tedious to recite all that has passed since the departure of Villebresme, valet of the chamber to Francis I., and of Lyon king-at-arms, has desired Rougecross, the bearer, to declare all particulars to Henry. Edinburgh, 13 Oct. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add. Endorsed by Wolsey's clerk.
Calig. B. II. 367.
B. M.
1025. ALBANY to QUEEN MARY (OF FRANCE).
Thanks her for her letter of the 6th, and the continuation of her regard for her nephews, the King of Scots and his brother. Hopes she will always use her influence with her brother to preserve peace. Will see that it be not infringed on his part, as she will understand by the bearer, Villebresme. Edinburgh.
P.S. (in his own hand).—As to the Queen of Scots her sister, swears he has done and will do her all the service he can. Signed.
Add.: A la Royne Marye.
Fr., p. 1.
R. O.There is an English, but somewhat inaccurate, translation of this document in R. O.
13 Oct.
R. O.
1026. ALBANY to SUFFOLK.
Knowing that the Borderers misrepresent matters about the comprehension to the King, requests Suffolk to show the truth. Has informed the King and his Council by Villebresme, and since by Lion king-at-arms. Has also desired the bearer, Rougecroix, to pass to the King and Suffolk secretly to explain his intentions. No fault shall be found on his side. Begs him to explain matters privately to the King, none being present but my Lords of York and Winchester, and to send back Rougecroix with all diligence. The herald will explain "in what manner I have convoyit the King my sovereign lord's army for the weel of his realm and uphaulding of his authority." Edinburgh, 13 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
13 Oct.
Calig. B. VI. 121.
B. M.
1027. SCOTLAND.
i. Albany to Margaret.
Sends her a messenger explaining his good intentions towards her and her son. If she forbears compliance, and will not listen to reason, will be compelled to resort to sterner measures to prevent the disunion between the two kingdoms, and support her son's authority against the rebellious. Edinburgh. Signed.
Add.: A la Royne.
Fr., p. 1.
ii. Albany to Margaret.
Calig. B. VI. 122.
Green's Princesses,
IV. 514.
Begs her to give credence to the bearer James Ay [Hay], and to accept his offers frankly, hoping that she will remain constant, and disengage herself from the bad advice of those who serve their own interests only in sowing dissensions between the two kingdoms. Edinburgh, 13 Oct.
Rougecroix will show her the truth and the commission he has promised to execute towards the Queen and her brother.
Add.: A la Royne.
Hol., Fr., p. 1.
f. 123.iii. "Credence showed unto the Queen by Mr. James Haye, Abbot of Dundrenyne, upon credence of the Duke of Albany's letters in French, written with his own hand next afore."
1. To give liberty to Gawin Douglas, and a benefice. 2. Donation to the Queen of all benefices within her dowry. 3. Wardship and marriage within the same. 4. Entire control over her children.
f. 123.iv. "The answer of two letters from the Duke of Albany, with the credence next afore."
Has received his two letters, by James Hay, of the 13th. Is perfectly willing to listen to reason. Carefully avoids all occasions of embroiling the two kingdoms. Would be glad to see Gawin Bishop of Dunkeld restored to liberty, even without a benefice from Albany, as the Pope no doubt takes him for Bishop, and has signified the same to the Duke by briefs delivered to him by Carlisle herald. The Pope will see redress done in that behalf. Thanks him for offering her the guardianship of her children and the disposal of benefices, but as the Council of Scotland, to which he is privy, have by their letters refused the same, she marvels at the inconsistency of the message; but considering its importance, will accept his proposal, if he will communicate with the King of England. Herbottell, 17 Oct.
f. 124.v. Copy of the "bande" made between Archibald Earl of Angus, James Earl of Arran, and Alexander Lord Home, at Coldstream, 15 Oct., for delivering the King and his brother out of the possession of Albany. None shall make agreement with the Duke without consent of the rest.
f. 125.vi. "The answer to the Ambassador of France of his letter sent unto the Queen's grace."
Has received his letter by Archibald Douglas. 1. Has answered already his statement that the tutelage of her children had been decided by the voice of the States. 2. The Duke came to Stirling with a great power, and took from her by force the King and his brother. 3. She has never been able to obtain her marriage rights. Her jewels have been detained. 4. When she was in Edinburgh, the Duke compelled her by threats to sign papers written by her secretary. Her hand was forged to others. 5. To the Duke's promise that all her rights and property shall be restored if she return before her "gesine" (lying-in), or within eight days after her churching, her husband Angus and his brother her hostages having remission of all crimes, after which they are to communicate about Lord Home if that matter be not previously settled—it is known both to Scots and English in what case she stands. She will be glad to return and be governed by "the well-advised Lords and Council of Scotland; for there is no earthly woman that would more gladly be with her child than I would." Herbottell, 6 Oct.
Nos. iii., iv. v. and vi. are copies in handwritings of Dacre's clerks. Pp. 6.
13 Oct.
S. B.
1028. For CHRIST. JAMES and ANTH. KENYVET.
Grant of the lands in Tournay, forfeited by John de Malynes and John Destaple. Oking, _, 1515, 7 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 12.
13 Oct.
S. B.
1029. For ALEX. CULPEPER, of Goutherst.
Pardon, as sheriff of Kent and keeper of Canterbury Castle. Del. Westm., 13 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
14 Oct.
R. O.
1030. ALBANY to WOLSEY.
He will learn from his letters to Suffolk and by Rougecroix, the bearer, what stop is made by the Borderers to prevent the King knowing the truth. Each misdoer sustains the other. Begs him to believe that he is fully determined to observe the comprehension. Edinburgh, 14 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my cousin the Abp. of York. Endd.
14 Oct.
S. B.
1031. For SIR JOHN PECCHE, knight of the Body.
Wardship of Reginald s. and h. of Tho. Pekham. Del. Westm., 14 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21.
15 Oct.
Vit. B. XVIII. 189.
B. M.
1032. MAXIMILIAN to HENRY VIII.
For the restitution to Wm. Dierix, of Ghent, of four ships and certain chests of woollen cloth. Has written frequently before. Inspruck, 15 Oct. 1515, 30 Max., 26th of Hungary. Signed.
Lat. Vellum, p. 1. Add.
15 Oct.
Calig. E. II. 188.
B. M.
Strype's Mem. I.
App. No. (8.)
1033. The CHAPTER OF TOURNAY to WOLSEY.
Have received his letters, and are glad to have some opportunity of obliging him. Are sorry the occasion is not more important, and will condone the son of the King's surgeon in whatever his greatness desires. Have explained to his vicar that the money usually paid to the receipt of the canons (canonicorum receptionibus) has been expended on the fabric of the church and similar purposes. In their chapter at Tournay, 15 Oct.
Add.: Domino Cardinali Eboracensi, &c.
Lat., p. 1, badly mutilated and the writing much faded.
15 Oct.
S. B.
1034. For JOHN RICROFT, serjeant of the Larder.
Release of 3,300l. received from Sir John Daunce for victualling the army against France, and of 451l. 10s. 7¼d., retained by him as arrears. Del.15 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 17.
15 Oct.1035. For SIR WM. COMPTON, knight of the Body.
To be bailiff of Burley in the New Forest, Hants, with 6d. a day. Westm., 15 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1. m. 25.
15 Oct.
S. B.
1036. For MILES GRENEWOODE, of Tyverton, Devon, "toker," alias fuller, alias sherman.
Pardon. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 20.

Footnotes

1 Tuke's decipher begins here; but is much mutilated.
2 So Tuke; Spinelly writes pore.
3 The decipher in Galba, B. III. f. 257, ends here. In the remainder of the letter where a word occurs in cipher the decipher is interlined.
4 Words apparently intended by the writer, but omitted.
5 Supplied from modern note in margin.

Annotations

63 jonathanblaney - (Tuesday 24 Mar 2009 14:49:28)
Entry number 975: redate to January 27 1516.
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64 jonathanblaney - (Tuesday 24 Mar 2009 15:03:13)
Entry number 1009: For "Lease, by advice, as above, of the manor for" read "Lease, of the manor and Lordship of Palyngham, Co. Staff., for"
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