Henry VIII
October 1515, 16-31

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'Henry VIII: October 1515, 16-31', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 2: 1515-1518 (1864), pp. 276-291. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=90889 Date accessed: 31 July 2014.


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October 1515

16 Oct.
Vit. B. XVIII. 190.
B. M.
1037. SIR ROB. WINGFIELD to HENRY VIII.
Wrote last on the, at which time the [ambassadors of] the Swiss had not arrived; they came next day to They had audience yesterday morning [and related] how the Pope, the Viceroy, and the Du[ke of Milan] that was, had deceived them; that they did not know of the Duke's act till their arrival and could make no further declaration of their charge till they knew how their company would take it. The Emperor made overture to them, that [if] they would remain enemies to France and [help] to expel the French from Italy he would join them in Italy, going in person with his own army, and would guarantee them if victorious not only their wages but their yearly pension of [50,]000 ducats. The ambassadors thanked his Majesty and said they would await an answer from their company, which would be after the general diet on the 17th instant. Doubts not they will come to terms. [Inspruc]ke, 16 Oct. 1515.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated. Add. and endd. f. 192b.
16 Oct.
R. O.
1038. SPINELLY to WOLSEY.
Wrote his last on the 10th. Spares no cost in the King's service. Begs he may be treated as other ambassadors. Brussels, 16 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Th[omæ Ebo]racensi Cardinali.
16 Oct.
P. S.
1039. For REGINALD LOVE, London, draper.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Richard Wingfeld, Deputy of Calais. Oking, 12 Sept. 7 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Oct.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 10.
16 Oct.1040. For GEO. ARDESON, merchant of Genoa.
Licence to import 400 tuns of Tholouse woad, and of Gascon wine. Westm., 16 Oct.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 4.
16 Oct.1041. For JAQUES ROCHART and his EXECUTORS.
Licence to import 500 tuns of Gascon wine. Westm., 16 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 11.
17 Oct.
Vit. B. II. 173.
B. M.
1042. [SILVESTER BP. OF WORCESTER to WOLSEY.]
Despatched a messenger on the 7th with the heads of the treaty between the Pope and the French King. The Pope informs him that he has heard from the Bp. of Tricarico how the French King has not yet accepted the amended terms, especially the provision that the treaty shall not be prejudicial to the other confederates. France is waiting for the determination of the Swiss. The Pope has assured the ambassadors he will adhere to the league with their masters the Emperor and the King of Arragon. He wishes England were nearer Italy. The French King told the Bp. of Tricarico that the King of England was in great danger from an insurrection headed by the nobles, in consequence of new exactions. Worcester assured the Pope it was false,—no King was more beloved by his subjects. Sends the courier by Lyons. Begs he may be reimbursed.
Lat. Extract, in the hand of 'Ammonius, pp. 2, mutilated.
18 Oct.
Vit. B. XVIII. 195.
B. M.
1043. SIR ROB. WINGFIELD to HENRY VIII.
Wrote last on the [16th] inst. of the coming of the Swiss ambassadors, who left to day well pleased with the Emperor's overture, to which an answer is expected on the 28th. The Viceroy and his army have returned [from] Verona. Though the Pope through fear has declined a little from the right way, it is not credible he will cast away such powerful friends as the Emperor, the King of Arragon, and the Swiss. On the inst. the Venetians planted their artillery before Brescia, where the river passes near the wall, and made a large breach. The Almayns and Spaniards within prepared for the assault, and, as soon as the firing ceased, sallied out through the water and slew the gunners and all the men in the trenches to the number of 200, as it was first reported, but 1,000, as it is now said. Had not Trivulcio been present the whole army would have been in great danger. The Almayns and Gueldroys in the French army have refused to serve against the Emperor, or to join the Venetians. Desires to be recalled at the end of December. Bryan Tuke knows what losses he suffers by exchanges. Insbroke, 18th Oct., ...
P.S.—Rokendolffe, who is returned from the Viceroy, says that the Viceroy keeps on his way to Naples, carrying all his artillery with him, except two cannons which ... took to Verona; if the Emperor came in person he will return.
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated. Add.
18 Oct.
Calig. B. VI. 110.
B. M.
1044. DACRE and MAGNUS to HENRY VIII.
The third day after their last letters being the 8th, came the Queen of Scots, and was delivered of a fair young lady, christened the next day with such conveniences as they could muster. Could not send information before. Since their last writing of Albany's approach to the borders for the destruction of the Chamberlain, the raising of Blacater, and the oath of Angus and the Chamberlain never to treat with Albany except with Henry's consent, they had news from the Chamberlain of a letter sent him by the French ambassador in Scotland containing many promises if he would dismiss his army and visit the Duke. To complete the articles and a pardon sent with the letter, at the inducement of the ambassador, Lord Flemyng, Sir Patryk Hamylton, and the Abbot of Holyrood House, the Chamberlain visited the Duke at Douglas; but suspecting treachery, gave notice to his servants, who came to his brothers then being in the Marshe. He was kept in a low house vaulted, and the door made fast with a great chain. In the morning he was threatened with banishment and pain of losing his lands if he staid two nights in England. Fearing danger he subscribed all that was required of him; was conveyed to Edinburgh and committed to the charge of the Earl of Arran. Thus his design and that of Sir Christ. Dacre was disappointed, and the whole country of Northumberland, Ryddesdale, Tyndale, Gyllislande, and the wild country of Levin, went home again.
On the promise of Albany that the Chamberlain should be released he had sent for his brothers George and William Home as his sureties, who came to him on Thursday the 11th; but on the warning of Arran, who knew Albany's intentions to make them prisoners, they all resolved to escape. The Earl and Chamberlain came on foot in their doublets fourteen miles the same night before any help arrived. On the morrow they entered the Marsh; next day at Woller were met by Angus, and, in the presence of Dacre and his brother Sir Christopher, swore to take the Queen's part. They are all resolved to annoy the Duke, who is well weary from the continual spoiling, burning, and slaughter in Scotland. Advise a letter to be sent by his grace to the Earl of Arran for his services to the royal children, and another to Lennox, "naming them both your cousins or kinsmen, as they be in very deed." Sent to the Duke by Carlisle herald the two papal briefs received from the Cardinal and the Bp. of Durham; on which he sent a letter to the Queen in French, in his own hand, by a secret clerk of his, and another from the Council; which they enclose, with the Queen's answer. Albany has also sent a credence for the King and his council by Carlisle herald, whom they wish they could detain. So much pains have been taken by the captain of Berwick to put the town in defence, the Scots have not ventured to attack it, though in great numbers. Have spent 60l. for payments to the crew suddenly taken in at the rumor on the borders. Wish the Queen should be removed to Morpeth, as her lying-in is so expensive. Desire his opinion. Sir Christ. Garneis is at Morpeth by their advice with the "stuff" sent by the King, but delivered the letter on Sunday last. Harbottle, 18 Oct. Signed and addressed.
Endorsed by Ruthal: "Letters from the Lord Dacre from August hitherto."
Pp. 6.
18 Oct.1045. For ANTH. CHAMPNEIS.
Livery of lands as son and heir of Hen. Champneis. Westm., 18 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 12.
19 Oct.
Rym. XIII. 520.
R. O.
1046. ENGLAND and ARRAGON.
Treaty of Ferdinand King of Arragon with Henry VIII. concluded by Berna de Mesa. Bp. of Drinawar on the one side with Cardinal Wolsey on the other; mainly with reference to commerce and defence against invasion. Lond., 19 Oct. 1515.
R. O.2. Form of the oath taken by Henry VIII. for observance of the peace concluded with Arragon. 19 Oct. 1515.
Lat., p. 1.
19 Oct.
Galba, B. III. 264.
B. M.
1047. TUNSTAL and KNIGHT to [HENRY VIII.]
Richmond arrived on the 18th with a letter for them, another for the amity, a third for the intercourse, to the Prince, the Lady Margaret, and Lord Berghis, and a copy of the obligation. Have availed themselves of the King's leave and not presented the last touching the abolition of the arrears. Think if he would write to Chievres and the Chancellor it would further matters. This day they communicate with the Council as the King commanded. As Dr. Knight is to remain, beg he may have a letter of recommendation to the Prince to avoid suspicion. Send a letter from Wingfield. Brussels, 19 Oct.
Signed: C. Tunstal, W. Knight.
Pp. 2, mutilated.
19 Oct.
S. B.
1048. For JOHN YONG, Master of the Rolls.
To cancel patent 28 April 20 Hen. VII., by which the King demised the manor of Walsyngham for 60 years to William Low the prior, and the convent of St. Mary, Walsyngham, Norf., at an annual rent of 41l., the said prior desiring to surrender the lease. Eltham, 23 May 6 Hen. VIII. Del. 19 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
19 Oct.1049. For WM. SMYTH, mercer, London.
Protection; going in the suite of Sir Ric. Wingfield, Deputy of Calais. Westm., 19 Oct.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 10.
19 Oct.
P. S.
1050. For JOHN CLERK, draper, London.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wingfield, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 15 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Oct.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 10.
19 Oct.
S. B.
1051. For JOHN HOPAR, alias HOOPER, of Corham, in Hulberton, Devon.
Protection for two years; going in the retinue of Sir Richard Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 19 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 5.
20 Oct.
R. O.
1052. SIR RIC. WINGFIELD to WOLSEY.
Transmits a budget received this morning from Sir Thos. Spinelly, who informs him of the Pope's being at Vyterbe. Understanding by Wolsey's last that the King desired my Lord Chamberlain to have the view of the Couswade, wishes to inform De Piennes what time it shall be. Expects the Lord Chamberlain back shortly. Wishes the bailly of Marke to be despatched on that business. Calais, 20 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Cardinal of York.
20 Oct.
Vit. B. II. 168*.
B. M.
Rym. XIII. 525.
1053. DUKE OF MILAN.
Obligation of Michael de Abbate, secretary to the Duke of Milan, to pay Wolsey 10,000 ducats a year from the time the Duke shall be delivered from the French and established in his duchy.
Lat., p. 1, mutilated. Headed: Rome, de dio adi xx Octobre 1515, in Londres.
20 Oct.1054. For TH. GAWEN, EDM. MERVYN, TH. and JAS. FITZ-JAMES, clk.
Pardon for having acquired, without licence, the manor of Ebbesburnewake, Wilts, from Hen. Bodenham, to hold to the use of the said Henry and Elizabeth his late wife. Westm., 20 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 25.
21 Oct.
S. B. b.
1055. CHAS. EARL OF WORCESTER and WM. LORD MOUNTJOY to the COUNCIL.
Certificate that Roger Carr, late soldier of Tournay, requires the general pardon granted to the garrison of Tournay. Tournay, 21 Oct. Signed.
Add. Fragments only.
22 Oct.
S. B.
1056. For TH. SLADE and WM. BEDYLL.
To be receivers general, during good conduct, of Warrewikes landes, Spencers landes and Berkeleis lands; of the possessions lately belonging to John Huggeford, late surviving feoffee of Richard de Beauchamp late Earl of Warwick; of the town, &c. of Shasham, with appurtenances, called Richmond-fee, Norf.; and of the manor of Sturton and Kinfar, Staff.; and feodaries of the great court of the honor of Gloucester in Bristoll, called "le Erles Courte;" and receivers of the manor and hundred of Berton, near Bristoll, Glouc.; late held by Thomas Goodman. Del. Westm., 22 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 25.
22 Oct.1057. For ANTONIO DE VIVALDI, merchant of Genoa.
Licence to export merchandize not belonging to the staple of Calais, and cloths of silk and gold, wood, alum, Malveseys and other wines; the customs of which shall not exceed 1,000l. Westm., 22 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 21.
23 Oct.
S. B.
1058. For TH. THWAYTES, lancer of Calais.
Annuity of ten marks. Del. Westm., 23 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21.
24 Oct.
R. O.
1059. SIR RIC. WINGFIELD to WOLSEY.
Master Pacie arrived this morning and departed immediately. Has heard of a great disorder among the soldiers of Tournay on Sunday last. Calais, 24 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: My lord the Cardinal of York.
24 Oct.
S. B.
1060. For the COMPANY OF GROCERS, LONDON.
Mortmain licence, at the request of Sir John Pecche, knight of the Body, to acquire lands to the annual value of 30l.; and licence to Pecche or others to grant them the same; in consideration of Sir John's intention to found a perpetual chantry of one chaplain in the church of Lonnyngston, Kent.
Pat. 24 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 26.
24 Oct.1061. For SIR NICH. WADHAM, SIR WM. FILLOLL, SIR TH. TRENCHARD, RIC. ELYOT, serjeant-at-law, GILES STRANGWISSHE, JOHN ROGERS, LAUR. WADHAM, WM. CAREW, jun., and JAS. FRAMPTON.
Pardon for acquiring, without licence, of Sir Roger Neuburgh, of Estlulworth, deceased, the manors of Estlulworth, Wynfryth Neuborough and Combe Kaynes, and the hundred of Wynfryth Neuborough, Dorset; and to Sir Wm. Filloll and Dorothy his wife for acknowledging by fine, 5 Hen. VIII., the right of the said Sir Roger in divers messuages and lands in Combe, alias Southcombe, and Stoke, Dorset, granted to him, Jas. Frampton and Laur. Wadham by the said Sir William and Dorothy, without licence. Also, licence to grant the said manors and hundred to Sir John Marney and Christina his wife. Westm., 24 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 25.
24 Oct.
S. B.
1062. For EDW. DARELL, knight of the Body, ALICE, his wife, and heirs male.
Grant of the manor of Wanborough, Wilts, forfeited by Fras. Lord Lovell, on surrender of patent, 24 Aug. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 23.
24 Oct.
S. B.
1063. For JOHN MAGNET, chaplain, a native of Kymper, in Bretagne.
Denization. Del. Westm., 24 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
24 Oct.
S. B.
1064. For THOMAS GREVES, yeoman purveyor of the stable
Annuity of 5l., out of the lordship of Denbygh, late held by Robert Radyche, deceased. Del. Westm., 24 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, ms. 19 and 21.
Nero, B. VI. 36b.
B. M.
1065. PACE to [WOLSEY].
He is commissioned, (1), to cause the confederates in Italy, especially the Swiss, to fight with the French; (2), to pay 120,000 crowns in two payments, after hostilities shall have commenced, to 20,000 Swiss, who shall bind themselves to go wherever England wills them; (3), on his arrival at Milan to inform the Pope of his commission through the English ambassador at Rome; (4), to cause the Duke of Milan to establish a line of posts to the court of the Lady Margaret, that Henry may be informed of what passes in Italy; (5), if the French fly, the Swiss are still to be kept in pay. The money should be in Italy as soon as himself. Desires to know if he should mention any of these things to the Lady Margaret. Thinks letters should be written to Dover and Calais to expedite his passage; that his commission should be signed by the King or Wolsey, and if by the latter, it should be mentioned in the King's letters to the Cardinal of Sion. The King should write to the Cardinal and the Duke of Milan to say that Pace was either his ambassador or Wolsey's secretary; and Wolsey should write in his favor to the Bishop of Veroli or the Lord Constantine. "Item in literis ad Cardinalem et Ducem aliquid scribendum e[st] in commendationem d. Michaelis [Abbatis] secretarii ducis ..."
Fragment in Pace's hand, pp. 2.
Vit. B. XVIII. 187.
B. M.
1066. [PACE to WOLSEY].
The Duke of Milan desires [Wolsey's aid] in the matters about which he is now sending to the King; his demands are more honorable to the King than to himself. He offers [Wolsey] 10,000 ducats a year for his pains, and other favors, when he shall get rid of the Frenchmen. The Duke is particularly anxious that his ambassador and secretary may have speedy audience and answer.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated. Headed: "Commissio ad R ..."
25 Oct.
Galba, B. VI. 82.
B. M.
1067. PACE to [WOLSEY].
Arrived at Antwerp this day. On leaving Calais met a post coming from Calais. The gentleman in his company, pretending to be a servant of the Duke of Bourbon, learned from the post that the [French] King, fearing the descent of a number of Swiss into Italy, was returning home; on which the gentleman, to keep up the character of a Frenchman, advised the post not to tell it in England. Afterwards met with Mr. More in the highway and desired him to write to Wolsey, which he himself had no time to do. Great things are said of what the Swiss will do against the French, and that the Viceroy of Naples is gone home; "which things do I nothing esteem, for a man were as good to have no help as such that will be far off when need is." Mr. Michael sends his compliments. Will use all diligence to come to the end of his journey. Antwerp, 25 Oct.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated.
25 Oct.
S. B.
1068. For SIR WM. SMYTH.
Grant of the lands of Edward ap Howell, in Bromefeld and Flyntshire, of which the reversion was forfeited by Sir William Stanley. Del Westm., 25 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2.
25 Oct.
S. B.
1069. For TH. REPTON, of London, haberdasher.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wyngfelde, Deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 25 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
26 Oct.
Vit. B. XVIII. 197.
B. M.
1070. SIR ROB. WINGFIELD to HENRY VIII.
Wrote last on the .. inst. The Swiss Diet that was to have been held on the 28th is deferred till the 30th, and their answer is not expected till the 8th of next month. The French [King] has sent his army to a town called Bellanzon "which the Swiss hav[e held] ever since the Duke Ludovic of Milan was taken and led into France;" and on the other hand makes them large offers by the Duke of Savoy for their favour. The Swiss have sent a ... to defend the said town, and to hear his offers, though it is believed they will not accept them. Some are of a different opinion; "nevertheless and the Swissers shall f[ight] ... I can see none other but to eschew the ... his armies to defend Verona and B[rescia] ... with France again, and * * * Milan in his appointment with the French ... that the Castle of Cremona should be yoldyn ... of the same, perceiving that the Duke's appoint[ment was] nothing to his advantage, he answered that he [would] keep it for the Emperor, and set up the Emperor's banner. [Where]upon the Bastard of Savoy made offers to the captain [in] the French King's name, to which he gave ear." On this the Swiss and other soldiers arrested the captain and sent word to the Count Cariate that if he would assure them a rescue they would keep the castle for the Emperor. Their only object, however, was to yield it on better terms for themselves, for now they have delivered it to the French King; "wherefore it seemeth that his enterprise will have the course till God say hoo."
Marraton remains still with the Pope, who it is said does not like the articles demanded by the French King to be inserted in a new treaty, viz.: that as he takes great offence at the Florentines for confederating against him, the Duke of Savoy shall be the arbiter of what amends they shall make, and that in any future variance between the Pope and his vassals he shall arbitrate. The Queen of Poland is dead. The King will probably seek the Lady Eleanor, the Prince of Castile's sister, in marriage; "and also by her death the ... made betwixt the Emperor and him is to be covenanted ... was sister to an Earl of Hungary which by ... este ennemies to the Emperor and the house of Austria hath m ..." Insbrok, [26 Oct. (fn. 1) ] 1515.
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated. Add.
26 Oct.
R. O.
Rym. XIII. 526.
1071. LEONARDUS LAUREDANUS, Doge of Venice, to WOLSEY.
Thanking him for the courteous reception he had accorded to their ambassadors, and congratulating him on his advancement to the Cardinalate. 26 Oct. 1515.
Lat. Add.
26 Oct.
Rym. XIII. 526.
S. B.
1072. For JOHN STYLE.
Commission to receive the oath of Ferdinand King of Arragon, for the observance of the treaty ratified in London 19 Oct. last. Westm., 26 Oct. 1515, 7 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 27.
26 Oct.
S. B.
1073. To JOHN YONG, Master of the Rolls.
To cancel a recognizance of 20 marks made by Hampnet Haryngton, of Lancashire, 21 Jan. 23 Hen. VII. Greenwich, 26 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
26 Oct.
S. B.
1074. For TH. BALKEY, alias SPYCER.
To be bailiff of Bussheley and Cromesymondes, Worc., and provost of Fydyngton, Pamyngton and Northay, Glouc.; to have the meadow of Severnham, in the lordship of Tewkesbury, now occupied by Richard Broke, and two meadows called Hollame and Avenham, parcel of the same. Del. Westm., 26 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 11.
26 Oct.1075. For JOHN ROYSE, of St. Mary Magdalene parish without, Oxford.
Pardon and release as bailiff of the hundred without the Northgate of Oxford. Westm., 26 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21.
27 Oct.
Rym. XIII. 527.
S. B.
1076. HENRY VIII.
Ratification of the treaty made with Ferdinand of Arragon at London, 19 Oct. 1515. Westm., 27 Oct. 1515.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 16.
R. O.2. Attestation by Bernard de Mesa, Bp. of Drinawar, and Robert Toneys, canon of Lincoln and Sarum, of the oath taken by the Catholic King and Joanna Queen of Castile, for observance of the treaty made with Henry VIII. 19 Oct. 1515. Greenwich, 27 Oct. 1515.
Lat.
27 Oct.
R. O.
1077. PACE to WOLSEY.
After writing yesterday, heard of the yielding of the castle of Milan and the selling of the Duke to the French. Was somewhat puzzled how to proceed until he received information from Sir Thos. Spinelly of the practices now in hand. Has been greatly obliged to Sir Thomas for expediting his journey. Expects to be at his destination in eight days. Antwerp, 27 Oct.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Tho. Cardinali Eboracen.
27 Oct.
R. O.
1078. SIR RIC. WINGFIELD to WOLSEY.
Received his letters of the 18th, and two privy seals requiring two masons without delay to repair to the King's works in England. They had visited Calais without licence, and without any solicitation from John Baker, master mason there. Sends a budget to Brian Tuke coming from the east parts, delayed by stress of weather. It is reported that the French have taken the Duke and castle of Milan, and have agreed with the Pope. Calais, 27 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: My lord Cardinal of York.
27 Oct.
S. B.
1079. SIR WM. COMPTON.
To be bailiff and kèeper of the great park of the manor of Tatteschall. Del. Westm., 27 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
27 Oct.1080. For GERARD DANET, squire of the Body, and MARY his wife.
Grant, in tail male, of the manor of Rederheth, Surr., vacated on surrender by the above, 25 July 8 Hen. VIII., in favor of John abbot of St. Saviour's Bermondsey. Westm., 27 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 26.
28 Oct.
Vit B. II. 172b.
B. M.
1081. RAPHAEL BP. OF OSTIA, CARDINAL ST. GEORGE, to WOLSEY.
Excuses himself for not having congratulated Wolsey before, being absent from Rome at the time of his promotion, as he had gone on a pilgrimage in Apulia to the church of St. Michael the Archangel in Monte Gargano. Rome, 28 Oct. 1515. Signed.
Lat., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: Card. Ebor.
28 Oct.
R. O.
1082. TOURNAY.
"An answer made by Wm. Pawne, commissioner for making of the King's citadel at his city of Tournay, unto certain articles delivered unto said Wm. Pawne by one Th. Percyvall, servant unto the Lord Lieutenant-general of Tournay, the 28th day of October on the behalf of the said Lord Mountjoy and the Council of the said city."
1. To the last article, which most touches his character, replies that whereas the Lord Lieutenant and Council thought the King's lime-kilns, which have been in operation two months, should have made it less necessary to make provision for those works in the country, and that the expenditure for the month ending the _ (fn. 2) Oct. should have been reduced by the discharge of 700 workmen: the muster books kept by Wm. Bartylmewe and Hugh Saye prove that the men were not discharged, the limekilns were not equal to all the work, and the expences of providing stone, "wosing of water by day and night, carriage by day and night," &c., have increased. 2. Will gladly furnish, as desired, a declaration of his receipts and disbursements since his arrival in Tournay, but requires seven weeks to prepare it. "His clerks have so much to do with payments of the charges fortnightly, which amounteth to twelve score leaves of paper besides his lieger, that they unethes with great pain and watching can enter their particulars." 3. "Chekmoney" was never levied by him to the King's use for half a day or a whole day, but it was distributed among the clerks that made the accounts of the business.
Imperfect, p. 1, large paper.
28 Oct.1083. For SIR RIC. WYNGFELD, knight of the Body, Deputy of Calais.
Wardship of John s. and h. of Thos. heir of Rob. Brews. Westm. 28 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 29.
28 Oct.1084. For TH. MUSGRAFE.
To be constable of Bewcastell, and chief forester of Nichol forest, Cumb.; keeper of the possessions late of Sir John Middelton in Bewcastell Dale; the park of Plompton; and annuity of 40l. payable out of the manors of Sourby, Cumb., and Randollington, Arthureth, and Lyddell in Nicholforest. Westm., 28 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21.
29 Oct.
Galba, B. III. 403.
App. XLVII.
B. M.
1085. SPINELLY to HENRY VIII.
"... I shall not [reh]earse unto your highness ... [Mr.] Pace my lord Cardinal's secretary said ... there was particular advertisement thereof. [But] for a conclusion he writeth that the season was never so propice, being Scotland in good way as it is now for their great iniquities and dissensions. And if your highness lose it, it will not be hereafter so easily recovered." The Duke has sent a servant of his into France. Heard from the President on the authority of the Dean of Cambray, the Prince's ghostly father, who was with the Lord Nassaw in France, that if the French King had not been busy in Italy he would have attacked Tournay. 29 [Oct.] Signed.
Pp. 2, mutilated. Add. Endd.: Sir Thomas Spinelly, 29 Octobris.
29 Oct.
Giust. Desp. I. 137.
1086. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
Are surprised they have not heard news of events in Italy. In consequence the report of the French ambassador has not been believed, and a king-at-arms has been sent from France to England to vouch for the letters of the King and his mother. Alviano is reported dead. The Duke of Norfolk says the affairs of Scotland are in a bad way; that Albany has arrested two of the Queen's adherents [Angus and Hume]. He says that war will take place and preparations are in hand. "A galeas, of unusual magnitude, has been launched with such a number of heavy guns, that we doubt whether any fortress, however strong, could resist their fire. This most serene King and Queen chose to attend the launch, together with well nigh all the prelates and lords of the kingdom." The French and Spanish ambassadors were not invited. The former is very unpopular and resents his treatment. Visited the Cardinal, in whom all the power of the state is centered, respecting the Venetian ratification of the treaty. Norfolk told them that England would go to war with Scotland as they are allowed by the terms of the treaty with France. The French ambassador denies this. London, 29 Oct. 1515.
29 Oct.
R. O.
1087. TREATY between MAXIMILIAN, HENRY VIII., and CHARLES OF SPAIN, for mutual defence.
Licence for any potentate to enter the confederacy within eight months after the date of its execution, provided the contracting parties are unanimous.
The Pope to be head of the league.
The Swiss cantons to be admitted, provided they bind themselves not to enter into the service of any prince who may oppose the confederates.
29 Oct.
S. B. b.
1088. CHAS. EARL OF WORCESTER and WM. LORD MOUNTJOY to the COUNCIL.
Certificate that John Trapps, late soldier of Tournay, requires the general pardon granted to the garrison of Tournay by his letters dated Windsor, 5 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII. Tournay, 29 Oct. Signed.
Add.
29 Oct.1089. For the WARDEN and FELLOWS of the COLLEGE and ALMSHOUSE of Holy Trinity, TATESHALE, Linc.
Release of all grants, alienations, &c., without licence. Westm., 29 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 28.
30 Oct.
. B.
1090. For STEPHEN TEXANO, merchant of Venice.
Denization. Del. Westm., 30 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.
30 Oct.1091. For TH. CHEYNEY, knight of the Body.
Annuity of 20l. Westm., 30 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25.
Oct.1092. For ALEX. WODE.
Livery, as brother and heir of Adelm, son and heir of Richard, son and heir of John Wode, of lands held as of the honor of Gloucester. Westm., 30 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2.
30 Oct.1093. For TH. EMSON and ETHELDRED his wife.
Licence to alienate two messuages and land in Yarvell, Northt., and the offices of two foresters or wardens of the bailiwick of Sule Fermes and Shortwode in the forest of Clyve in Rokyngham forest, to Wm. Blount Lord Mountjoy, Sir Th. Tyrell, Hen. Keybyll, Anth. Fitzherbert, serjeant-at-law, John Poorte, Th. Blount, John Butteler, Ric. Fermour, Wm. Broun, sen., and Wm. Broun, jun.; to be held by them and the heirs of the said Th. Blount. Westm., 30 Oct.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 10.
31 Oct.
R. O.
1094. SPINELLY to WOLSEY.
Wrote his last on the 29th, advertising Pace's arrival, and departure for Inspruk. Since he left England the castle of Milan has been taken. Expects letters from Pace requesting the King's further pleasure, and if the King wishes to stop the orgueil of the French he must spend money on the Swiss. Has written to the King news of Ric. de la Pole. Wishes to know his pleasure touching Cotingham, of which he left a memorial with Tuke. Brussels, 31 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Cardinali Angliæ.
Vit. B. XVIII. 193.
B. M.
1095. INSTRUCTIONS given [by] TH. CARDINAL [OF YORK to his] Secretary RICHARD PASSE.
"First, the said Mr. Richard shall, after the presentation an[d delivery of my] Lord Cardinal's letters, as well to the Cardinal Sedunensis [as to the Duke] of Milan, say that whereas lately Michell de A[bbatis, secretary] to the said Duke, hath in their names desired and exhor[ted him to be a] mean unto the King's grace of England to enter league with the Swych[es] for the expulsion of the French King out of Italy, [and to] attain and recover his rights and inheritance in France, dec[laring and] shewing what assistance both the said Duke and Swechys [intend] to give to the said King in that behalf; for the which th[e said] noble offer the said Cardinal of York on the said King's b[ehalf] giveth to them most affectionate and [hearty] thanks, much allowing their constant and good will which [they bear] and have towards the recovering of the said King's rights in Fr[ance] whereby and not afore there shall of likelihood ensue [good] peace amongst all Christian princes, and some glorious expedition [against] the Infidels, whereunto no earthly man is more affectionate a ... and better set than the said Lord Cardinal of York is, [and for] the advancement thereof he neither shall spare body, life, nor goods ... glad he is to join with so excellent and noble a prel[ate as the] Cardinal Sedunensis is, whom he knoweth above all Christ[ian] prelates most minded to the said universal peace ... exhorting him in most hearty wise to put to his hand to check the great ambition of France. And for his part [he is ready] to do the same, not doubting but if his [advice] be followed the desired effect of the prem[ises] * * *
"[And for] declaration of the Cardinal of York's opinion upon the premises th[e said Mr. Passe sh]all shew to the said Cardinal Sedunensis and Duke, that in any wise they must [prov]ide and procure as well to the Swisses as to [the Pope's Ho]liness the Emperor and all the confederates of the league onys ... [pur]sue the Frenchmen and by all the means to them possible to endeavour ... th to give battle to the said Frenchmen on that side the ... tis, which, if by their means may be effectually done and [brought] about, I doubt not but the King of England [for h]ys part will and shall forthwith, either in proper person [or] with his Lieutenant, invade France with an army royal; [and] his Majesty shall give to the Swisses 100,000 crowns of [gold] so that the said Swisses would bind themself with the number of ... thousand fighting men by the space of two months to invade France in such place [as the] said King shall appoint, and not desist nor take any appointment with [the said] French King but with the consent of the said King of England like as his grace shall do for his part. The said 100,000 crowns [shall be] paid to the said Swisses, the one moiety thereof at their entry into France after the battle be struck, and the other [moy]te at the end of the second month after their invasion as is [afore]said. [A]nd in case the Frenchmen will not abide on that side the mounts the striking of [ba]ttle with the Swisses, but retreat and withdraw themselves into their countries, then if the Cardinal Sedunensis and the said Duke can induce the [said] Swisses to pursue and follow the said Frenchmen or to lie between them and ... in such wise that once more battle may be stricken betwixt [them,] the King shall not only as is aforesaid invade France, but [also] advance the said sum of 100,000 crowns to the Swisses after [such] form and manner as is before expressed. And so consequently they ... France shall not fail to attain and have the greatest honor and profit [that ever] men had. Finally the said Mr. Passe shall use him sy[lf] ... can, making no show or outward demonstration what he is or that any s[uch thing is] committed unto him, but that he repaireth into these parts s[olely at the desire] of the said Cardinal of York to be sped either with the Emper[or, the Pope's] holiness or in some other place as he shall think most [fit to be noised] or [bruited.] And the said Mr. Passe shall in most ... the said Cardinal Sedunensis and Duke as they intend th[at the Cardinal] of York shall do them pleasure that such things as he [shall communicate] unto them on his behalf, and that the intended purp[ose may the] better attain good end and effect, may be by them kept secret withou[t shewing the] same to any person but only to such as be trusty and heartily [minded] to the extermination of the Frenchmen. And to the entent the said Cardinal of York may be advertised diligently from ty[me to time] as well of such answer and devices as shall be betwixt the said Cardinal Sedunensis, the Duke, and him, as also of all other or ... it shall be expedient that with Sy[r Thomas] Spinell and the Master of the Emperor's posts, some sure and substantia[l means be] devised for the conveyance of the said Mr. Passe's letters from day to [day] at the costs and th[e] charges of the said Duke."
Draft, in Wolsey's hand, pp. 3, mutilated.
Oct.
Galba, B. III. 399.
App. XLVII.
B. M.
1096. SPINELLY to [HENRY VIII.]
[The Swiss] will accept the overtures made by the Emperor, and will set forth against France.—Simon de Taxis writes that they will require some towns for security. The Emperor is bound to serve in Italy in person,—but as he has no money it is thought that the enterprise shall end as others have done. The French are equally distressed.—To set the Pope against them, it is desirable that the Duchy of Milan should be given to the Pope's brother or nephew. The people there are not inclined to the Duke, who is poor and has no authority. News has come "that the [Swiss] at the siege before [Bre]sse had two days ... continually shot [at] the city on the side of the gardesett, and how the garrison about dinner time went out at a place where the water ran through and set upon the said ordnance, where they killed eight gunners and above 200 Venetians." Had it not been for the French horse the whole Venetian army would have been overthrown. The siege is removed three English miles. 5,000 lances, with the French, refused to attack when they saw the Emperor's banner. Sends a letter from the Archduchess. The new French ambassadors are upon their [journey to the] Duke of Gueldres on the business of Friesland. Sends news in French from the Master of the Posts. Brussels ... day of October. Signed.
Pp. 4, mutilated.
Oct.
Galba, B. III. 392.
App. XLVII.
B. M.
1097. SPINELLY to HENRY VIII.
... is a great loss ... servant to the Emperor [Ban]nesiis writeth also signifying the good mind of the Swissers and how, notwithstanding the said loss, they are of good courage to recover it again,—that the Viceroy, afraid of being enclosed by the French, had retired to Naples. The Venetians are laying siege to Brescia, and the French would have sent to their aid 6,000 lances,—but they refused to fight against the Emperor. They had not heard whether the French King accepts the conditions demanded by the Pope,—his ambassador says he is agreed on all points after his own desire. The Duke of Milan has gone to France with the Lord Murtimore. The Prince's Council has lately sent unto [the Emperor] not only 50,000 guilders, but 20,000 florins more [to promote] a treaty with the French, though the Duke of Gueldres helps the King against them. H[owbeit the] going of Curteville agrees not with this second ... and will cause suspicion among the Swiss and other friends of the Emperor. By reason of the youth of the French King, and his success, it is thought his ambition will increase to the prejudice of Christendom, and others his neighbours. The Archduchess thinks that unless England holds out some comfort, the King of Arragon will join the Emperor in an arrangement with the French. Subjoins a proposal by which he thinks the Emperor might be revenged of his enemies. Makes sure of Italy. Dissilstayn has told him that the Regent of France and her Council are not pleased with th ...
"And as for the comprehension of Tournay, considering that the French King, deceased, by the treaty, renounced by him and his successors all the right he might pretend or have thereto, they had no cause to complain, and this was the Council's resolution." The King's ambassadors, on going to the Archduchesss, desired Spinelly to deliver her the King's letter, to remove all jealousy. She has not the articles of amity from the Emperor, but only power to treat with England and Arragon. Visited the Chancellor yesterday, who told him the French would have rest for the present, but would have new troubles in the summer. Sends a letter from the Master of the Posts. The man has not returned whom he sent to Metz and Lorraine. The Duke of Gueldres has not yet consented to the prorogation of the truce between this house and and himself. Has heard that the Duke and Castle of Milan are in the [Frenchmen's] hands,—some say by arrangement, others by force, and that it was mined by Peter Navarre. Wrote to say that the Viceroy of Naples was at the Castle of St. John, at Bologna, ten miles from Myrandola. If the Pope has made a treaty with France he is now in danger,—"very difficile it will be for him to return unto Naples. And if the Marquis of Mantua follow the fortune according to the common custom of this present season, he shall not pass without great difficulty to Verona." They write from [Ins]brok that things are favorable with the Swiss. Doubts whether the Emperor will persevere in his promises, and not fall in with the overtures made him by the Prince's Council for an arrangement with France.
Letters from Verona of the 10th make no mention of the taking of Milan, but of the taking of Piscaro by Bartholomew Dalbian, who slew all he found there. The matter touches the King of Arragon more than any one else, if it be true,—for if the French succeed, on their return from Italy they will fall upon him, and he will have much ado to resist. Tournay will require to be well looked to. Brussels ... October. Signed.
Pp. 11, mutilated.
f. 397.P.S.—The Venetians have with them 400 spears.
Add. and endd.
Oct.
Calig. E. I. 117.
B. M.
1098. [JEAN DE PLANIS to WOLSEY.]
Has been sent into Scotland with Albany to see that the Scots observe the treaty between France and England. He and Albany have done all they could. Albany has been received with as great joy as if he had come from heaven. The Lords would not wait for the meeting of Parliament, but proffered him the oath of allegiance before he had left his vessel, and contrary to his wishes the Lords had resolved that at the meeting of Parliament he should go in state with the sword, the sceptre and the ducal coronet borne before him. His popularity may cause envy in the Queen and others. She has already complained of Albany, though she has never been so well treated before, (fn. 3) as she would herself confess if she would say the truth. The Parliament have arranged that the custody of the King and his brother should be given to three ancient lords, whom Hume the chamberlain treasonably endeavoured by means of the Queen to have taken from the castle of Stirling and delivered into his hands. This was prevented by Albany without violence. Dacre has used all his efforts to prevent the Chamberlain from being punished and to break the comprehension. Hopes to prove to [Wolsey] one day by authentic documents that Dacre is more attached to the Chamberlain than the Queen of Scots. He is very subtle. To escape punishment the Chamberlain made influence with Angus the Queen's husband, who is young and good-natured, and persuaded her to leave Scotland, where she was treated as the King's mother, whatever may be said to the contrary.
Imperfect, pp. 4.
Oct.
Vit. B. XVIII. 191.
B. M.
1099. DISSOLUTION OF THE SWISS LEAGUE.
The greater number of the cantons being in alliance with the Emperor, have written to the others to abstain from making peace with the French for the following reasons:—1, that the treaty has been continued too long already; 2, it has tended to the effusion of Christian blood; 3, by its terms they have to serve France on both sides of the mountains; 4, it has provoked the animosity of their natural ally the Emperor; 5, the King of France has treated them unchristianly and tyrannically, and therefore deserves punishment. On these considerations they propose that no canton make any league without the consent of the rest, especially with the King of France.
Lat., pp. 2, mutilated.

Footnotes

1 Supplied from a marginal note.
2 Blank in orig.
3 f. 103.