Henry VIII
November 1525, 17-30

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'Henry VIII: November 1525, 17-30', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 4: 1524-1530 (1875), pp. 785-799. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=91243 Date accessed: 24 November 2014.


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November 1525

17 Nov.
R. O.
1769. GHINUCCI to WOLSEY.
"Illustrissime, etc. Per alias litteras communes domino Gregorio et mihi hac eadem die ad D. v. R. scriptas, intelliget quod S. D. N. nobis hoc mane dixerit. Has autem ad D. v. R. scribo ut erga S. Regem et D. v. R. debitum meum faciam, quod in hoc non parum consistere puto ut circa occurrentia dicam id quod sentio; quod tamen mihi, ob debilitatem judicii mei, non ad temeritatem imputari cupio, sed humillime peto tribui sinceritati animi maximoque desiderio quod pectori meo insidet ut S. Rex et D. v. R. sciant omnium quæ tractantur sinceram veritatem, quodque in omnibus id succedat quod ipsi cupiunt.
" Video, Rmo D., aliquod periculum quod res quœ inter principes Italiœ et Gallos tractantur non bene succedent, vel saltem nimis in longum protrahantur, quod ob infrascripta potissime dico. D. v. R. fuit avisata quod Galli detinuerant cursorem ex Hispania ad Papam expeditum. Postea eum dimiserunt, et, ut Papœ relatum est, cum vix decem miliaria ambulasset iterum eum retinuerunt; quod ideo factum putatur, ut Papa, quem ex hujusmodi retentione forte Galli iratum putabant, visa relatione iram deponeret, nec quoquo modo crederet cursorem a Gallis expeditum a Gallis iterum retentum, et tamen litterœ quœ ad Papam ex Hispania mittebantur, ad Papam non pervenirent, cum ex ipsis putarent Cœsarem magnas oblationes facere Papœ; propterea quod videretur nullam vel modicam spem concordiœ inter Cœsarem et Regem Gallorum, ex quibus oblationibus existimabant Papam se redditurum difficiliorem in concordando cum eis.
"Hæc omnia dicta sunt Papœ, persuasumque est ei Gallos propterea misisse resolutionem, de qua scripsi alias, eam non tam [ci] to missuros immo tempus interposituros, ut in præteritum fecerant. Persuasum est etiam Papœ non ex oblivione aut errore Gallos omisisse mittere cum dicta resolutione provisionem pecuniarum, sed consulto id fecisse, ut plus temporis curreret possintque, a contributione pecuniarum liberi (fn. 1) , facilius a cœptis tractatibus se eximere. Cum itaque appareat Gallos non multum curare abstinere ab irritando Papam, e converso autem omni diligentia conari Cœsareos blandiri Papœ, et ostendere erga Papam confidentiam [et] amorem, non videtur frustra dubitandum de (fn. 2) his quœ superius dixi, quamvis certe Papa prudenter agat semper, qui dicat se omnia toleraturum ob bonum publicum. Credo tamen expedire ut adhibeatur aliquod remedium; nec video certius quam quod Papa et D. v. Rma, quorum auctoritas et apud Papam et Gallos maxima est, in his se interponant curentque ut hinc inde tollantur suspiciones. Non omittam tamen hoc dicere (licet temerarium sit mihi instruere velle Minervam) expedire ut ita hoc fiat quod non putent Galli Papam non bene contentum de eis.
"Ad justificationem eorum quæ supra dixi dicam quod sequitur: Cœsarei ultra id quod quotidie faciunt, circa intertenendum Papam bonis verbis, diebus præteritis, dum ageretur de remittendo in arbitros differentiam Burgundiœ inter Cœsarem et regem Gallorum, dictumque esset istos arbitros forte non concordaturos, et propterea dictum esset ex parte Cœsaris quod illi non concordantibus, Papa interveniret, Galli id expresse denegarunt. Potest itaque D. V. Rma videre quod Gallos irritat Papa, (fn. 3) Cœsarei vero conantur mulcere abscondereque quod in corde eos habere oculatis satis notum est.
"D. V. Rma audivit capturam Hieronymi Moroni sub eo prætextu, quod vellet in statu[m] Mediolani, favore Gallorum, Maximilianum fratrem moderni ducis introducere. Nunc multi videntes ipsum Hie. a Cæsareis bene tractari, nullumque impedimentum sibi aut suis, nec in personis nec in bonis, fieri, nepotem suum, qui erat Paduæ, Venetorum civitati, inde discessisse, et in statum Mediolani et manus Cæsareorum sponte venisse, credunt a principio ipsum Hie. prodiisse Mediolano (fn. 4) cum participatione Viceregis, qui finxit velle a Cœsare deficere. Et ita bene finxit, ut plures de eo confidentes multum se secum aperuerint, etiam magni.
"Per ea quæ S. D. n. hodie domino Gregorio et mihi dixit, non credit Stas sua de novo cœptum tractari de concordia inter Papam et Regem Gallorum, licet aliter Sti suæ dictum fuerit.
"Alia in præsentiarum dicenda non occurrunt. Commendo me semper D. v. R, ei humiliter supplicando, ut dignetur me humillime commendare Regiæ Majestati, quam et D. V. Rmam diu incolumes et felices vivere cupio. Ex Urbe, die xvij. Novembr., M.D.XXV.
"E. V. Ill et R D.
"Humill[imus] servus,
" HIE. EPS. WIGORNIEN.
"Quæ habeantur ex Lombardia post ultimas scriptas ad D. V. Rmam, videbit ex cedula introclusa. Aliud ad mei notitiam non venit."
Hol.; cipher undeciphered. Sealed, addressed, and endorsed.
17 Nov.
R. T. 137. R. O.
1770. _ to the CHANCELLOR OF ALENÇON and DE VAULX.
The greatest diligence has been made to obtain the ratifications and obligations of the Princes and towns of France, but there has been some difficulty on account of the censures, so that till now they have not been able to obtain the approbation of the parliaments of Paris and Rouen, and the treaties must be sent for the like purpose to Toulouse and Bordeaux. They have obtained the obligations of the princes, and of the towns of Lyons and Toulouse, but Paris has behaved very ill. Has no doubt the whole will soon be despatched. This second payment is particularly essential. If required, will send what is in their hands. Madame is determined to do everything to put the ambassadors at perfect liberty, but Francis has written to desire her to detain De Vaulx in England for a short time; and, if Wolsey think it necessary besides to send another ambassador, it shall be done. Madame has despatched Douarty, governor of Clermont, to the king of England, on behalf of Francis and herself. He will communicate to you his instructions and the news from Spain, which you may report to the King and Cardinal, especially the offers made by the Duchess for the delivery of Francis. The Emperor's demands are unreasonable, and the Duchess has left without having done anything, to return to the King and comfort him in his illness. His health, however, is restored, but he is still very weak. Madame is as well as can be. St. Just sur Lyon, 17 Nov. Signed: Mblz (?).
Fr., pp.2. Add.
17 Nov.
Vit. B. VII. 214. B. M.
1771. CAMPEGGIO to [WOLSEY].
Clerk is carrying his last letter. Supposes the ambassadors will write about the chances of peace or war. Italian affairs seem to be hurrying to new dangers. The duchy of Milan is still ruled by the Imperialists, except the citadel of Milan and Cremona. The Imperialists, having sent their forces across the Adda, seem to intend an attack on the Venetians, who are placing their troops in fortified places, and laboring with the Pope and others for the defence of Italy. His Holiness, mindful of his duty, abstains from treaties, and all that would tend to arms, thinking only of peace. The plague is not yet over. Neither the Senate nor the Court is full. Cardinal Colonna is away without the Pope's will. The disagreement between them might be easily settled, if it were not fostered by others. There is much talk of creating new cardinals. The duke of Ferrara, who left home many days ago to give himself up to the Emperor, is tarrying among the Swiss (Allobroges) for a safe-conduct to pass through France; which it is thought he will not obtain, as it is said that the concord between France and the Emperor has fallen through.
News comes from Spain that the Emperor will shortly marry the sister of the king of Portugal, for which a dispensation has been obtained. Hears from Hungary that the King has gone to settle the disturbances in Dalmatia, and will shortly meet the king of Poland at Olmutz. Hears from Poland that the King is acting zealously against the heretics. The Germans are holding a crowded diet at Augsburg. Many demanded a Legate from the Princes, but, when discussed in the Senate, few approved of it. Unless they first declare how much they will value the dignity of the Church and Holy See, there will be no talk of sending a legate.
The Swiss (Helvetii) demand the residue of their pay, and they are answered that it shall be paid to those who adhere to the rites and faith of the Church. Rome, 17 Nov. 1525. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2, mutilated.
17 Nov.
R. O.
1772. The BISHOP OF WORCESTER and GREGORY CASALE to WOLSEY.
Hearing that a post was to be dispatched tonight, have been with the Pope. Have written what they heard from him in cipher. He seems to have great confidence in the King and Wolsey. Rome, 17 Nov. 1525. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
18 Nov.
R. O.
1773. The BISHOP OF WORCESTER and GREGORY CASALE to WOLSEY.
Transmit two briefs sent them by the Pope, tied together, for the King and Wolsey. Hope that peace may thus ensue from the good beginning made by them. Rome, 18 Nov. 1525. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
18 Nov.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 100.
1774. CARDINAL WOLSEY.
Obligation by Louise the Regent for payment of Wolsey's pension, guaranteed to him at the restoration of Tournay in 1518, with its arrears, making in all 121,898 crowns of the sun, 13 sous, to be paid in seven annual instalments. St. Juste, near Lyons, 18 Nov. 1525. Sealed.
Lat., vellum.
19 Nov.
Bradford, p. 182.
1775. PERRENOT DE GRANVELLE to MARGARET OF SAVOY.
I wrote to you 18 days ago by a courier going to De Praet. I thought that another courier would be sent on the arrival of the duchess of Alençon, but up to this day the interruptions have been frequent, and nothing is concluded. I took your letters to the King; he has had a fever, and is extremely weak. He says he is much indebted to you for your interposition in behalf of peace. For this he is most anxious, and talked of money and of marriage as means of accomplishing it, begging me to do what I could. I have visited Madame d'Alençon. I send you a copy of a letter written by the Emperor to De Praet. The Duchess recapitulated the proposal for marriage and the cession of the duchy, if ratified by the Parliament of Paris; but, without mentioning the marriage, the Emperor has declared his determination to be content with nothing less than the duchy, his ancient inheritance. She has detailed other communications which have taken place on this subject. As the King will not resign the duchy, except on the conditions specified, she has asked for her passport and leave to return. If she persist, all hopes of peace will vanish.
On the 15th I received your packet whilst the Emperor was hunting five leagues hence. I discussed the truce with him, and the motives that had induced you to send De Beure and the President to England, and the instructions to Penalosa. Details conversation with him. It is certain, as my lady Regent has said, that peace has been made with England according to articles resolved upon before the battle and capture of the King. The Emperor would not believe it, and it was denied by the English. No one understands how it was brought about. Some attribute it to the truce made in your country. Toledo, 19 Oct. 1525.
French.
20 Nov.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 101.
1776. TREATY of the MORE.
Obligation of the city of Rheims for observation of the same. 20 Nov. 1525.
Lat., vellum.
21 Nov.
R. O.
1777. [CLERK] to WOLSEY.
Wrote on the 6th from Rome, that he was to depart that day, and what large communication and good resolution he had had with the Pope, the Datary, the Archbishop and others, in behalf of Wolsey's causes. Thinks he has made a good impression, and that they will be found ready to help him in time coming; for they have all expressly desired him to tell Wolsey so, in such strong language, that he thinks nothing should be too hard to obtain for Wolsey, even without Wolsey's writing. The two years' restraint concerning the Grey Friars is released, and Wolsey's plenary indulgence for Our Lady Chapel of Ipswich is sped for three days in the year; viz., the Nativity of the Virgin, and the days before and after to the set of sun, "with such words and memory made of your Grace to stir and allect good Christian people to pray for your Grace perpetually," that you ought to be well pleased.
The Pope on his departure gave Clerk a diamond from his finger, saying that it was no reward, but a remembrance between them in time coming. This diamond is valued in Rome at 500 ducats. Esteems it more highly than any jewel; but will think more of it still when he sees it upon Wolsey's finger, to whom he has dedicated it as he ought to do all the rest. Brings home also for Wolsey a Spanish mule, which has no equal between this and Rome. "I do punish mine own body to spare her for your Grace." Wrote to Wolsey from Rome that he could find no one there to read the Humanity Lecture. Expected to have succeeded better here in Bologna, but has found none who he thinks would be worth 10l. a year in a poor grammar school; "yet for all that, being but lads, they be not ashamed to ask 300 and 400 ducats yearly for their entertainment." The wars of Italy have destroyed learning and all good virtue; and he believes Wolsey would do better "to be contented with our learning in England, although it be somewhat more rude," unless he can get some one very elect both for knowledge and for morals, as their little learning and great vices would be intolerable in England. Bono[n]y, 21 Nov.
Was desired by the Pope to go through Lombardy, and on writing for a passport to the marquis of Pescara received a very kind letter from him, promising to give him a captain of his own to conduct him through the duchy of Milan. This saves him the necessity of passing through Switzerland, which would have been a long and terrible journey in winter, with no small danger of the Lutherans, who prevail there almost everywhere. The Marquis has taken the city of Milan, and laid siege to the castle, which the Duke within defends valiantly, and has set out the Emperor's banner and his own; "and they within the castle cry 'Imperio! Imperio!' as they do without; and so they sing both parts one song, and yet they agree not."
P.S.—Has just received Wolsey's letters of the 30th September, by which he perceives his mind more clearly touching the bulls for his college and his scholars' dispensation. Will write to Rome accordingly. Expects my lord of Worcester here in two or three days, who will know best what is to be done, having had the chief handling in their first expedition. Is informed that Messire Sanga is departed. If not, will apply to him again, though he requires no spur to do Wolsey a service.
Pp. 5. Add.: To my lord Legate's good grace.
21 Nov.
R. O.
1778. The SUBSIDY.
Certificate of John Skragges, John Kyngysmyll, Will. Chamber, and John Horwod, commissioners for the third payment in the borough of Suthwerk, Surrey, that they have assessed the only person chargeable; viz., John Skraggis aforesaid of St. Mary Magdalene's, lands valued at 50l. a year; due to the King 50s. John Angell is appointed sub-collector, and Andrew Wright high collector, "for payment of the said sum." 21 Nov. 17 Hen. VIII.
22 Nov.
Calig. B. VII. 71. B. M.
1779. The COUNCIL OF THE NORTH to WOLSEY.
Received your letter dated at your manor of the More, Nov. 3, on which Brian Higdon repaired to Berwick. Received four days afterwards the King's instructions, letters patent, &c., conformable to their advice in respiting extreme execution against the rebels of Tynedale. As lord Dacre is dead, and his son is now near London, propose some other way should be adopted for the delivery of Carlisle to the earl of Cumberland. As Sir Anthony Utright is absent, cannot execute the King's patents for the delivery of Berwick till he be ordered to return. Desire that warrants dormant be directed to the treasurer for the time being for the payment of 1,000 marks yearly for the East and Middle Marches to my lord of Richmond. Sheriff Hutton, 22 Nov.
P.S.—Have sent to lord Darcy for witnesses to be examined on the indictment of Jas. Dralante and of the earl of Northumberland. Signed: "Wyll'm Parr—W. Frankeleyn—Richard Page—Jo. Uvedale."
Pp. 2. Add.: To my lord Legate's good grace.
22 Nov.
Bradford, p. 190.
1780. DE PRAET to CHARLES V.
Nothing of importance has occurred, except that the president of Paris and the bishop of Embrun have returned to Toledo. I have no hope of the cession of Burgundy. De Guise is gone to the Swiss, to persuade a new invasion of the duchy of Milan. The banished men of that duchy are expected to make some sudden movement, as Pescara is ill. All the captains of the frontiers have left here, with the exception of Vendôme. St. Pol and Vaudemont leave in two days for Picardy. I have apprised Madame. I expect her answer by William des Barres. I shall be able to tell you of the arrival of the ambassadors from England, who are expected the day after tomorrow,—one the captain of Guisnes (Fitzwilliam), the other a doctor (Tayler) in Wolsey's service,—to receive the oath, and ratify the peace between the two countries. Lyons, 22 Nov. 1525.
25 Nov.
R. O.
1781. GHINUCCI to WOLSEY.
"Illme et Rme in Christo, etc. Scripsi ultimas ad D. V. R. xvij. Præsentis mensis; nunc autem, cum nihil prius audivissem, ex improviso nunciatum est mihi præsentem cursorem discedere, et cum jam hora sit multum tarda nec habeam tempus eundi ad S. D. N., non possum aliquid scribere ad D. V. R. nisi vel id quod vulgo dicitur vel quod ex conjecturis comprehendi potest.
"Scripsi in ultimis quod a S. D. N. audiveram et id quod Stas sua scribi mandaverat; ex conjecturis autem et dictis aliorum, licet Sanctitas sua secus ostendat, habeo quod Sanctitas sua jam resoluta est super unione, de qua fiebat mentio in nostra instructione et quod brevi publicabitur. Interim auditur quod Sanctitas sua quœrit pecunias, et jam habet in ordine tricenta milia ducatorum. Veneti, ut similiter fertur, paraverunt centum quinquaginta milia ultra ordinarium quod solvunt equitibus. Florentini parant ducenta milia, et dicunt alii etiam ducem Ferrariœ parare pecunias.
"Cursor de quo scripsi [me] audivisse a Sanctitate sua fuisse detentum a Gallis et deinde relaxatum, et postea iterum retentum, audio fuisse detentum ex ordinatione Papœ; et hoc aperte dicit Datarius (?) (fn. 5) , asserens quod cum ille cursor portaret capitula treugœ, initœ medio Cardinalis de Salviatis inter Papam et Cœsarem, Papa volens illa capitula non servare, sed potius unire se cum aliis contra Cœsarem, ordinavit ut cursor ille detineretur, ad hoc ut non posset ei impingi per Cœsarem quod de directo veniret contra capitula et fidem. Si sit verum vel ne non potui certo scire; sed cum dicunt Card. de Salviatis ex Hispania redire, nec sit verisimile quod, non facta aliqua concordia inter Cœsarem et regem Gallorum, sub cujus colore ivit, ipse Cardinalis redeat, et e converso, firmatis capitulis, verisimile sit et quod ipse discesserit et quod Cœsar eum discedere permiserit, facile videtur quod hæc credi possint; sed non dubito, D. V. R. omnia esse nota.
"Scripsi similiter in ultimis de quadam conventione facta inter ducem Mediolani et Marchionem Piscariæ. Ea autem postea locum non habuit, ex eo, ut fertur, quia Marchio noluit ex parte sua dare obsides pro observatione; adeo quod ipse Dux postea obsessus fuit in arce, et in toto dominio Mediolani sunt officiales sub nomine Cæsaris, sub cujus nomine exiguntur ab illo statu quinquaginta milia scutorum debiti Cæsari per ducem.
"Orator ducis Mediolani dixit se hodie ex commissione Sanctitatis suœ misisse hominem ad Ducem Mediolani qui conetur intrare ad eum, eique ex parte suœ Sanctitatis dicere quod stet fortis et non timeat.
"Ab aliquibus fide dignis habui hodie quod in nonnullis terris S. D. N. per capitaneos Sanctitatis suœ clam describitur magnus equitum et peditum numerus.
" Orator Papœ (fn. 6) apud Helvetios quotidie a Datario (fn. 7) revocatur, sed a (fn. 8) ad partem avisatus, ut non veniat, manet.
"Alia non habeo dicenda D. V. R. Commendo me ei humillime rogans et supplicans cum omni humilitate ut dignetur me commendare S. Regiæ Majestati. Et bene ac feliciter valeat. Ex Urbe, die xxv. Novembris 1525," &c.
Post scripta intellexi a viro magnæ authoritatis cui credi potest quod Papa jam est resolutus justa instructione[m] quam portavimus.
Hol., Lat., chiefly cipher undeciphered. Add. Endd.
25 Nov.
Vit. B. VII. 218. B. M.
1782. MARQUIS OF MANTUA to HENRY VIII.
Desires greatly to serve him in person. As a token of his reverence, sends by his falconers two falcons, "li quali habino ad ubedire et servir quell ... dandoli piacer." Envies them for going to serve so great a King. Mantua, 25 Nov. 1525. Signed.
Ital., pp. 2. Add. and endd. at ƒ. 221b.
26 Nov.
R. T. 137. R. O.
1783. LOUISE OF SAVOY to the CHANCELLOR [OF ALENÇON] and DE VAULX.
The greatest diligence has been made to obtain the ratifications and obligations from the Princes, towns and estates of Normandy and Languedoc, but they have not yet been able to obtain all. Will not cease till everything has been done. Are to request Wolsey to get the term lengthened to 15 Jan. next, or at all events to the 1st. Sends the obligations of the Princes of the realm, of the towns of Toulouse, Lyons and Amiens, and what the estates of Languedoc have done. The money for this month's payment is ready. If any difficulty be made about the lengthening of the term it will show ill will, and they may take occasion of rupture,—taking care, however, in doing so, that what has been paid already shall not be lost. Has despatched Charpaigne to Toulouse and Bordeaux to publish the treaties, and register them in the courts of Parliament, as those of Rouen and Paris have already done. Will afterwards send them to the ambassadors to deliver and obtain those of the king of England.
Has news from Spain that Francis has recovered his appetite and strength. D'Ambrun and the First President have been recalled to renew the communications which had been made for Francis's delivery; meanwhile his sister remains with him. Has obtained certain news that the Emperor's affairs do not prosper in Italy, for which reason he is doing all he can to gain the Pope and the signory of Venice; who, however, remain firm in their intention to conclude this league. According to the advice of England, has sent sufficient powers herself for the same purpose. All Italy has great confidence in England, and wishes Henry would send powers to his ambassador at Rome, and write frequently to the Pope and Venice. The Emperor is clearly aiming not only to be crowned but to be made monarch of Christendom. You will inform the Cardinal of the marriage made by the Emperor with the king of Portugal's sister, chiefly to obtain by her a sum of money for his going to Rome.
The English ambassadors arrived this afternoon. Has caused them to be received as coming from the best friend of Francis. St. Just sur Lyon, 26 Nov.
Fr., pp. 3. Add.
27 Nov.
R. O.
1784. QUEEN MARGARET to WOLSEY.
Notwithstanding the peace taken by sea and land by Norfolk and Cassillis, confirmed by the seals and oaths of the Kings, the Mary Katerine, a ship of Robert Bertoun, the controller, has been taken by two English ships and one Fleming, and conveyed to Flanders. It had been despatched to France by Bertoun, at her request, to procure "wynys for the furnesyng of the Kingis hous." The takers were Gunstalis ship and another small bark. Desires redress. Edinburgh, 27 Nov.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Cardinal. Endd.
27 Nov.
Vesp. F. XIII. 134. B. M. Ellis, 1 Ser. I. 271.
1785. JOHN BP. OF EXETER and others to WOLSEY.
"Please it your Grace, for the great repair of strangers supposed unto the Princess' honorable household this solemn feast of Christmas, we humbly beseech the same to let us know your gracious pleasure concerning as well a ship of silver for the almsdish requisite for her high estate, and spice plates, as also for trumpets and a rebeck to be sent, and whether we shall appoint any lord of misrule for the said honorable household, provide for interludes, disguisings or plays in the said feast, or for banquet on Twelfth Night; and in likewise whether the Princess shall send any New Year's gifts to the King, the Queen, your Grace, and the French queen, and of the value and device of the same: beseeching your Grace also to pardon our busy and importunate suits to the same in such behalf made. Thus, our most singular good lord, we pray the Holy Trinity have you in his holy preservation. At Teoxbury, the 27th day of November.
"Your humble orators—John Exon', Jeiliz Grevile, Peter Burnell, John Salter, G. Bromley, Thomas Audeley."
Add.: "To the most reverend father in God, the lord Cardinal his good grace."
27 Nov.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 102.
1786. TREATY of the MORE.
Oath of Louise, in her own and her son's behalf, to observe the said treaty. Lyons, 27 Nov. 1525. Signed and sealed.
Fr., vellum.
28 Nov.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 103.
1787. TREATY of the MORE.
Notarial attestation by Bartholomew Bellieure and John Cornuti, of the various obligations undertaken by Louise and others, for the fulfilment of the said treaty. Lyons, 28 Nov. 1525.
Lat., vellum.
Calig. D. IX. 105. B.M.2. Bond given by the city of ... for the observance of the treaty made with England by the ambassadors of Louise of Savoy. Notified by John Morin, provost of the merchants of the said city, and N. N., scabini and consuls. Without date.
Lat., mutilated, pp. 3.
28 Nov.
R. T. 137. R. O.
1788. LOUISE OF SAVOY to the CHANCELLOR OF ALENÇON and DE VAULX.
Since writing has had some communications with the ambassadors of England. Has agreed before the ecclesiastical judge to the obligation for the monies, according to the treaty; and afterwards sworn to the peace in the church of St. John at Lyons. The English ambassadors are sending a courier to announce this to the King and Wolsey. You are to ask the King to prolong the term for the ratifications, not yet obtained, to the 15 Feb., if possible, or at least till 15 January. The English ambassadors write about this. Some difficulties have been raised about making these ratifications, especially by those of Paris, not by the great people, but the merchants,—all for want of understanding what is asked of them. Hears from Spain that Francis makes good cheer, and from day to day firmly refuses to give up a foot of land, though he offers an honorable rausom, according to Wolsey's counsel. St. Just sur Lyon, 28 Nov.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
28 Nov.
Galba, B. VIII. 216. B. M.
1789. SIR ROBERT WINGFIELD to [WOLSEY].
Wrote last on the 19th from Brussels. Had informed Wolsey by a previous letter of the meeting of the Lords of these parts with my Lady at a general assembly of the states of Brabant. Did not know at the time what the assembly was for, and is not certain yet, but finds that an aid of 8,000 crowns of 8 groats st. has been demanded, to be paid by Brabant in four years, besides a grant which they have made already of selling 12,000 florins of rent upon the towns of Brabant after 18 years' purchase, which amounts to a great sum. Believes the meeting of the Lords was to consult about peace, concerning which the Emperor had asked their advice, as the French were not disposed to give up the duchy of Burgundy. The Council think Francis should not be liberated without it, and that the Emperor should not set him free until he has put his affairs in Italy and elsewhere in perfect order. William de Barre is despatched to him with this determination. Has found out these particulars piecemeal from divers lords.
The duke of Milan is dead, and all the holds of the duchy are entrusted to Almains and Spaniards, of whom the Emperor has 14,000. My Lady has probably advised the Emperor what to do with the duchy, as upon that depends a good peace or a long war. My Lady will go to Malines at the end of the week, and from thence to Antwerp, to have an inquisition upon the Lutherans, who are there in great number. Hopes he may be provided with money by Christmas, or rather allowed to go to Calais. Brussels, 28 Nov. 1525.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated.
28 Nov.
R. O.
1790. WM. BENET to WOLSEY.
Delivered Wolsey's letters yesterday to the canons residentiary of Wells, and declared his pleasure as to the election of a dean at the next voidance. They expressed their consent, and met together today at the Chapter House in Benet's presence, when they enacted that at the next voidance (which it is expected will not be later than next Christmas) they would choose Mr. Thomas Wynter as dean. They have also promised to answer Wolsey's letter on Benet's return from the West. Wells, 28 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate's grace. Endd.
29 Nov.
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1791. GHINUCCI BISHOP OF WORCESTER to WOLSEY.
Sends copy of his last in case it have been lost. Nothing new, unless there be any truth in the reports there mentioned, especially in the schedule. The duke of Ferrara is said to have returned from Piedmont; some say because the French would not let him go to Spain, but probably he only wanted to treat with the French. The Milanese are collecting soldiers at Reggio, which is occupied by the duke of Ferrara in the name of the duke of Milan, though it belongs to the Holy See. The marquis of Pescara is bringing the Emperor's army together again in Milan. The Pope will go to Bologna after Christmas. His Holiness has no message to send at present. Rome, 29 Nov. 1525.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
30 Nov.
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1792. The MARQUIS OF EXETER.
Personal expences, &c., commencing 2 June 1525. Among other items, 1,000 pins for my Lady, bought in Exeter, 8d. a pair of shoes for Rogers, 8d.; 2 yards of black velvet for a horse harness, 22s. 8d.; for my Lord at Chudleigh to play at cards, 20s. 6d.; gilding my Lord's horn,—; to Thomas, the footman, 6 June, for 8 pair of shoes had from my Lord's coming out of London to the day of his going up to London, 4s.; alms from 3 March to 6 June, 49s. 2½d.; for my Lord's offering at St. Edward's shrine, 12d.; for mending my Lord's primer at Exeter, 3s. 10d.; to my Lady's gentlewomen, 20s.; to the barber who shaved him, 3s. 4d.; various expences for bows and arrows for my Lord and my Lady, 36s. 11d.; for broad green, 6s. 8d. a yard; expences for a sleeveless coat; a pair of boots, 20d.; for the church ale, for two places, 2s. 4d.; for feathering three crossbow arrows, 3d.; for two ditto, 4d.; 1 doz. forked heads, 2s.; bait for 16 horses for a night, 6s.; for 1½ dozen of bread, 17d.; barrel of beer, 3s. 4d.; 3½ quarts of claret, 9d.; 4 quarts of white wine, 1s.; 3 mullets, 2s.; 2 "trowffts," 20d.; strawberries, 6d.; cherries, 2d.; sugar, 3d.; cream,½d.; eels, 7d.; alms, 10 June, 2s.; meat and drink of 24 persons for a day, at Basingstoke, bread 2s. 2d., beer 5s. 6d., beef 4s., mutton 4s. 1d., veal 7d., pigs 4d., 8 chickens 14d., 6 pigeons 3d., candles 6d.; at Blackwater, 12 June, for my Lord's drinking, and my lord Rosys, and my lord Mountjoy's, and my lord Sandes', with their servants, 4s.; my Lord's supper at Stayns, 27s. 5d.; bread, ale, and wine, there, 12s.; to Edward Jones, servant to my young Lord, riding to London, &c., 6s. 7d.; for boat hire from London to Greenwich, 2d.; grass for his horse for 42 days, 2s.; 3 yards of gold ribbon, 10s.; horse drench, 10d.; to a servant of my lord of Northumberland, 10s.; 16 June, my Lord's offering at Bridewell, 4d.; cherries for my Lord and Lady there, 3d.; my Lord's offering at Walsingham, 4d.; sumpter horse, 33s. 4d.; offering at the Holy Ghost, when my Lord was at my lord Sanze, 3s. 4d.; for carriage of 7 packs into Devonshire when my Lord went thither, and the return of four, 4l. 6s. 8d.; expences for apparel for council; Thomas Storkey, goldsmith, for mending a collar, 2s. 6d.; rushes for my Lord's chamber at Bridewell, 8d.; for a priest to say mass there, 8d.; for yeomen ushers and trumpeters, &c., 19l. 13s.; for 6 beds, 2 nights, at the Bell, Carter Lane, 11d.; for straw for my Lord's bed, 4d.; for a tassel for my Lord's coronet, of silk and gold, 12s. 4d.; to Husey, for my Lord's patent of Windsor, 4l. 11s.; horses' livery for 10 days, 5s. 4d.; 100 "kope" of garbage, 33s. 4d.; seeking my Lady's gelding, six days, and crying the same in divers markets, 5s. 2d.; oats 3s. a qr.; for carriage of roods and dung to Comfort Garden; to a tailor for cutting my Lord's old gown; guarding the yeomen's coats; expences for furs, &c., 11l. 6s. 2d.; for reward to my lord Chief Baron's servants at Myre Park, 6s. 8d.; to the church, 12d.; crane-colored cloth, from 3s. 8d. to 5s. a yard, delivered to Richard Paulet, Master Maners, Horsey, Rogers, William and John Daubeney, Antony Harvy, Edward Rogers, George and Gawin Carow, Calverley, George Stokes, Vantarde, Lewis Appowell, Thos. Smyth, Thos. Sentlow, Edw. Clecarde, Stephen Gode, William Yard, Bennett, Turke, John Wayt, Pery, William and Nicholas, of the chamber, Davy Bothe, Harry Croft, Thomas Footman, Hooper, Robert, my Lord's keeper, Sakerley, Freeman, and Harper; to John Gooch, mercer of London, chiefly for damask, black satin, tinsel, purple velvet, white sarsenet, &c., for my Lord's apparel, 33l. 15s. 3d., and other similar expences; 24 yards of tawney cambric, for the gentlewomens' gowns, at 2s. 8d. a yard, and various other apparel, 10l. 16s. 11d.; tissue for the plagarde and foresleeves of a doublet for my Lord, against his creation, &c. Paid on 23 June, against my Lord went to Windsor, for money for boat hire, when the King was hunting in Waltham forest, 14d. 24th, to the Angel at Greenwich, 6 beds for my Lord's servants, 6d. a bed the week; to the keeper of Eltham Park, bringing a buck to my Lord, 20d.; for crossing at Westminster to go to Windsor, with 18 horse, 1d. each; at Hounslow, where he baited, bread 6d., beer 2d., meat for his dinner there 2s. 9d, for a salett 8d.; playing money, 8s. 4d.; offering at Windsor, 20d.; for carriage for stuff when my Lord went to St. George's feast at Windsor, 5s.; 100 great hooks to hang my Lord's chamber at Windsor, 5d.; to a shoemaker to cut my Lord a pair of slippers, 1d., and to a fellow to help to bring a pallet out of the King's wardrobe into my Lord's chamber for my Lord, 3d.; for his breakfast on the 27th, bread 2½d., beer 7½d., 1 capon, 12d., 3 chickens 6d., 2 necks of mutton and a leg 11d., bacon 4d., butter 1d., spices 2d., vinegar 2d., cherries 4d., wood to dress the meat _, 2 lbs. of candles for his chamber at Windsor 4d., and a torch 4d., to a servant of Master Dr. Chambers 8d., to a wife where my Lord had a drink 1s., &c., 23s. 2d., 2 doz. of horse-bread 2s.; for a dinner for my Lord, bread 1s. 6d., beer 2s., wine 8d., vinegar 3d., verjuice 3d., mustard 1d., beef 2s. 8d., butter (?) 4d., pig 6d., capons 20d., 8 chickens 10d., cherries 1s. 0½d., onions 1½d., salt 3d., spice 3d., lamb 20d., 1 lb. sugar 7d., yeast½d., for him that turned the broche 4d., to Davy, of the chamber at Windsor, for various expences, 3s. 4d.; for carriage of my Lord's stuff from Bridewell, to Paul's wharf 8d., and two porters sorting the same, 4d.; 100 hooks to hang my Lord's chamber at Bridewell 4d., for whipcord to hang the tester of his bed, 4d.; 2 perfume (?) boxes, 3s. 4d.; 3 bundles of rushes for his chamber at Bridewell 6d., 6 burthen of ditto, for ditto at Windsor, 1s.; at Windsor for 51 horses, standing in the house 3 days and nights at hard meat, 42s. 6d.; and greece (grass) for 10 geldings, a day and a night, 10d.; to a goldsmith for mending, boiling, &c., my Lord's flagons and shaving pot of silver, 9s.; an ounce of cloves to make perfume for his chamber, 5d.; for board wages of 16 of his gentlemen for 1 week, 56s.; for ditto of 4 persons for one week at 4d. the day; for three persons for 1 week, at 22d. the week, and of two at 20d. a week. 3 July, at Hampton Court: to a messenger who brought a horse given by the King to my Lord, 4s. 4d. For my lord's supper at Windsor, July 4, when he came from hunting, bread 2d., beer 3d., mutton 14d., chickens 1s., 6 rabbits 9d., pepper 1d., butter 2d., onions 1d. For my Lord's breakfast on the 5th at Windsor, butter 2d., spices 3d., 4 chickens 10d., 2 hinder quarters of mutton 13d., eggs (?) 2d., pears 10d., for dressing the same 13d., 2 great candles for his chamber, at 2d. a 1b., butter in his chamber 2d.; boat hire from Paul's Wharf, 7 July, to Paris Garden, thence to my lord Cardinal's, and back again, 20d.; 4 dozen ribbon points set by the grooms of the chamber 2s. 4d., a comb 4d., 2 yards of ribbon for my Lord 12d., 2 yards of crape ditto 4d., 1 yard of girdle ribbon 7d., &c., dog hook 2d., paper 1d., to one who brought 2 "sprewysskyns" for my Lord's chamber; for my lady of Salisbury's two servants, for bringing a leash of lanners; two hinder quarters of mutton for my Lord's supper 16d., 1 peck of flour to bake venison 3d., butter 4d., herbs 2d., 8 faggots 6d., ounce of pepper 1½d., cloves and mace 1d., saffron 1d., 2 lbs. candles 4d., cloves 1d., ginger 1d., sugar 1½d.; for "fyllyng" my Lord's flagons, 5d.; a pair of shoes for stable boy, 6d.; for my Lord's dinner and my Lady's, 11 July, 1s. 6d.; 1 kild. and 1 firkin of beer 2s. 6d., lamb 9d., 3 legs of mutton 9d., beef 14d., pig 8d., 12 chickens 1s., vinegar 2½d., verjuice 2d., spice 3d., mustard 1d., pears 3d., salt 1d., wine 22d.; for my Lady's drinking at Barnet 4d.; for eggs for my Lady 2d., milk for my Lady's bitch 2d., board for my young Lord's servants, 13l. Account of his apparel and its prices: his coat of green velvet, green hat, green ribbon; 3 pair of hose, 2s. 4d.; 3 pair of shoes, 14d.; an ell and a half of tartan, 15s. For wax for my [young] Lord's altar, and singing bread, 5d.; for 8 dozen candles for my young Lord, at 1s. 6d. a dozen; for 7 dozen soap, at 1d. a lb.; for a horn garnished with silk and ribbons, 5s. 4d.; 1 verge of ribbon, 8d.; 1 dozen ribbon points, 8d.; a chariot to learn my Lord to go, 6d.; to Mrs. Knighton for money laid out by her for wood and coals for my young Lord's chamber, and for her maiden's wages, 10s.; apparel for my young Lord's servants; to Gyllame, the King's cross-bow maker, 6s. 8d.; pears, plums, and nuts for my Lord and my Lady, 13 July, 16d.; a nightcap for my Lord, 2s. 10d.; for one bringing a partridge to my Lady at Bedwell, 1s.; to the nurse's husband, 6s. 8d.; to the women that gathered for the church of Stratford of the Bow, 4d.; to my lord Mungy's (Mountjoy's) barber, for shaving my Lord, 1s. Saturday, 15 July, for my Lady's dinner when she came from London to the court, 2 soles 6d., peas 6d., trout 4d. 20 July, among the items for dinner, 4 pigs 20d., 2 geese 12d., 2 "chevyns" and 4 "rochys" 5d., apples, nuts, pears, and plums, 8d., 1¼ gallons of wine 20d.; 4 yards Bruges satin, for a stalking coat, 9s. 4d.; 300 tenterhooks to hang my Lord's chamber at Windsor, 1s. To Jocelyn Percy, for rent of stables and barns at Greenwich for half a year, 20s. Items for physic for horses. My Lady's annuity at Guildford, due at Midsummer last, 13l. 6s. 8d. 25 July, to Master Stevyns, 8d., laid out by him in alms. For various church ales at Exminster, Shaftesbury, and other places on my Lord's journey from Devonshire, and at the cathedral of Salisbury on Trinity Sunday; to one that showed my Lady the Three Kings of Cologne, 1s. Thence to my lord Sandys', at the Vine, and divers places, 31s. My Lord's offering on Relic Sunday in Windsor, to the sacrament of St. George and King Henry. To the priest for singing before him at Swackley, 8d. To the clerk, 4d. To haymakers, 4d. a day. Barrel of beer for the mowers;½ dozen bread for them, 6d.; horseshoes, 2d. each; meat for the hounds, five days, 8d. 1 August, cucumber for my Lady 4d., pears 5d., damsons 2d., for a penner and inkhorn for my Lord 5d., paper 1d., a wood knife 6s. 8d., a horn 10d.; for a servant bringing an obligation between Master Saye and my Lord for the constableship of Windsor castle, 20d., and to Henry Chery, my Lord's godson, 20d.; alms, 1d.; fruit, butter and fish for my Lady, 1s.; to carry my Lord's tents into Finsbury August 7, and other expences for setting up the tents. A horn for my Lord 5s., sarcenet hat 5s., riding cape 4s., 4 skins of parchment 8d., a book for reckoning 5s. 4d., a hogshead of claret given to Mrs. Knyton, 38s. 4d. 18 August, among other things for supper, 3 pasties of eels 9d., pears 2d., 6 pigeons 5d., nuts and damsons; to Jack Roy, the King's servant, for bringing cucumbers to my Lord, 2s. 24 August, at Hatfield, to make "jykets" for the Queen, sc. 2 qrs. of mutton 16d., 2 chickens 2d., cloves and mace 4d., sugar 4d., pepper 2d., vinegar 6d., onions 1d., herbs 1d., wood and coals to dress the same 6d., for turning the broach 1d. For a man's dinner at London 2d., supper at Dartford 2d. A reward to my young Lord's servant for to wash his gear, when he ran with my young Lord to court, and home again, 4d.; a pair of velvet shoes for my young Lord, 4d. 25 August, at Hatfield, for a cradle for my young Lord for 3 days, 4d. The earl of Kildare's servant, for bringing a hobby to my Lord, 4s. 4d. 26 August, for carrying [2] beds from the King's wardrobe to my Lord's chamber at Bishop's Hatfield, for my young Lord to lie upon, 2d., and ditto for carrying them back again at the removing day. For Mrs. Knyton's supper, capons 16d., 4 coneys 8d., 6 chickens 9d., damsons 1d., eggs 2d., butter 1d., milk and cream, 1½d.; for a custard for Mrs. Knyton, 4d. 28 August, a reward for carrying letters to my lord Sandes at Calais, from Dunstable, 3s. 4d. To a carpenter for a pair of tressels for my Lord's chamber, 1d. To a servant of my lord of Rutland, in reward for a blow my Lord gave him at Hunsdon, 1s.½ an oz. of sewing silk for my Lord's skirts, 7d. 29 August, 1 quart of romeney for my Lord when he supped in his chamber; 4 pair of gloves 16d., a black nightcap 2s. For a mall pillion, for Freeman, the caterer, who fetched trouts from Basyng, 8d.; and a pail to bring them in, 2d. A fire in my Lord's chamber when he was at dinner, 4d. The maidens that helped the cook. For a guide for my Lady from St. Alban's to Enfield, 20d. Friday, 1 August (September), for glue to size cloth of gold, for my Lady, when she made an altar cloth at Enfield, 1d. For flour to bake pies, 2d., &c. For my Lord's nurse at Waltham Cross, 4s. At my Lord's place in Pountney, in London, where he dined on the 6th, goose 8d., 2 doz. pigeons 20d., 8 quails 2s. 8d., 3 doz. sparrows 9d., carraways and biscuits 6d., pears and nuts 4d., damsons 1d., peaches 2d., 1 gallon and 3 quarts of wine 19d., 2 pots for sauce 1d., drinking cruses 4d., pricks½d., caps½d., 2 qrs. of coals 11d., 1 qr. faggots 11d. For the hire of racks, broaches, and pans, 1s. Washing the napery, 6d. For carrying a hamper of books from Mr. Dawce, 2d.; a jowl of fresh salmon, 12d.; a doz. "pymperelles," 4d.; 2 soles, 5d. To my lord of Rutland's servant for boarding my Lady, a week, 20s.; for boarding 10 persons more, at 2s. 8d. the man. For my Lord and Lady's board at Enfield, with my lord Rose, 20s. each, with 12 persons, 2 of them women, 28s. 20 ells of holland for a pair of sheets for my Lord, at 1s. 6d. a yard. For 21 lemons to be given to my Lord of Rutland, 4d.; 9 oranges, 3d.; for a box to bring the prints of the duke of Richmond's seal to my Lord, 1d. 19 Sept., for board, my Lord and my Lady at Sir Thomas Terell's place, 20s. each per week; in reward there to the pantry, 3s. 4d.; to the buttery, 4s. 4d.; cellar, cooks, ditto; grooms of the stable, 2s.; keeper of Sir Thomas's park, 4s. 4d. For 29 horses standing in Sir Thos. Tyrell's place per week, 10s.; for 28 bushels of oats there, at 4d. a bushel; washing my Lord's shirts and my Lady's gear there, 16d.; for the hounds there, 17d.; for the hire of 2 horses there to carry my Lord's servants from Heron to London, 2s.; dinner at Romford, 5s. 7d.; fire, 1s.; wine, 8d., i.e., 1 quart maleyssey, 5d, 1 quart of red wine, for a stranger, 3d.; helper in the kitchen 1d.; bait for 30 horses, 30d., &c. For supper on the 19th, among other things, olives 2d., capers 1d., 6 quails 2s. 26 September, at Enfield: rewards for the cellar, cook, &c.; yeoman of the horse, 20d.; wardrobe, 2s.; gardener, 1s.; carver at my lord of Rutland's table, 4s. 4d.; groom of his chamber, 1s. 28 September, at Hoching: for trenchers for my Lord and my Lady, 2d.; to a barber shaving my Lord, 8d.; for a wallet for Sakerley to carry his collars and saddle clothes, 6d.; card money, 1s. At Ampthill, on Saturday, 30 Sept., to a servant of Master Bullen, for bringing my Lord a comb, 1s.; for a pair of bells for a tassell, 3d.; for a hood, 4d.; for 3 hens for the hawk, 9d.; for expences of Horsey going to my lord Mountjoy's for the said tassyll. 1 October: in reward to my lord Cardinal's servants; to the gentleman usher of my Lord's chamber, 6s. 8d.; to the yeoman usher, 4s. 4d.; to the cellarer, 3s. 4d.; to the buttery, ditto; to the [cook], 3s. 4d.; to the wardrobe, 3s. 4d.; to the yeoman that waiteth on my Lord in his chamber, 3s. 4d.; to the yeoman of my lord Cardinal's cross bows, 20d.; to the warrener that keepeth my lord Cardinal's coneys, 20d.; to one of my lord Cardinal's servants that lent my Lord a horse to ride with my lord Cardinal about the park, 1s.; to a piper, 4d.; to a friar, 4d.; for pears, apples, and fruit, 4d.; fresh salmon, 1s. 6d.; filberts, 4d.; 2 whitings, 1d.; a friar, 4d.; 8 poor men, 8d.; for breaking up of hedges for my Lord when he went hawking, 8d.; to the keeper and his wife, 4s. 4d. and 1s.; to the keeper of my lord Bishop's [of London] park, 4s. 4d.; to one that brought the buck from the Bishop's park, ...; the under keeper, 1s., &c. For shaving my Lord, 8d.; keeper of the stable, 1s.; 6 bolts for my Lord's cross bow, 1s.; 3½ yards black cloth, at 5s. a yard, for my Lord's cloak; to welt a russet coat that the King gave my Lord, 2¼ yards of russet velvet, at 12s. a yard; to Cornelys, the King's corveser, to take measure for a pair of boots for my Lord, 2s.; to Davy, the King's footman, 1s. For my Lord's dinner at Richmond, ling 14d., 2 haberdynes 11d., 9 plaice 2s. 4d., turbot 20d., 2 soles 6d., fresh herrings 4d., 50 roaches 1s., qr. of flounders 1s. 6d., 4 perches 8d., 100 smelts 4d., shrimps 3d., herbs 1d., loaches 4d., pike 20d.; for a pannier to bring the fish, 4d.; for cord to tie it, 1d.; for carrying the mawle from Richmond to Brentford, 2d., and other incidental expences; for baiting my Lord's horse when he was at Richmond with my lord Cardinal, 3s.; for bread and ale, 5s.; for the sexton of the church at Hoching, 6d.—Oct.: to_sent "to my lord Cardinal's to for a letter of the ambassador's of France;" to my Lady to give in reward at Mr. Bryant's, 1s. 4d. My Lady's new year's gifts to the Queen, 18 ells of fine holland, at 3s. 10d. an ell. Accounts of linen for the household, sc., sheets, table and cupboard cloths, wafer napkins, diaper, &c. To a woman for pulling 4 doz. larks, 4 woodcocks, and 3 partridges, on Wednesday, 22 Nov., 4d.; to a servant of Sir Nicholas Carewe for a mare he gave my Lord, 6s. 8d.; for 400 oysters, 8d.; for a chine of pork, 3d.; for "scrowys" of gold for my Lord's bonnet, 21s.
ii. Received of my master at various times in August, September, and October, 353l. 10s.
Pp. 243, badly mutilated and imperfect.
Vesp. F. XIII.
162. B. M.
1793. The COUNCIL OF THE NORTH to WOLSEY.
According to his order, sends the account of their expences, of which the Cofferer received from Wyatt 300l., and so 249l. 16s. 5½d. is unpaid. 40l. is for the charge in Chancery of my Lord's patents, and otherwise demanded by Pexsall. Ask him to sign the enclosed warrant for the said sum to Wyatt "for the diffraying off my lord off Richemontes grace from thyse parties."
Signed by T. Dalby, W. Frankeleyn, Wm. Taite, Jo. Palsgrave, Brian Higdon, Wm. Parre, Wm. Bulmer, Geoffrey Foljambe, Thos. Tempest, and Ric. Page.
P. 1. Add.: To, &c. my lord Cardinal.
R.O.1794. MERCHANT ADVENTURERS.
Bill in Chancery of Rodericus Royfernandus, Portuguese merchant, praying for a commission to John Alen, alderman of London, and John Hewster, governor of the Merchant Adventurers, to call before them and examine Tho. Abraham, merchant adventurer, whose apprentice Henry Ellington bought 182 pieces of camlet, worth 207l. Fl., at the Sykson mart in Antwerp, 1523, and for which he refuses to pay. Cannot get justice otherwise, as the bill given to him by Ellington is not signed by Abraham.
Two Drafts corrected by Cromwell. In the first the bill is addressed to "your right worshipful mastership (the Master of the Rolls)," afterwards corrected to "your good Grace."
R.O.2. Complaint by Rodericus Royfernandus, to John Hewster, governor of the company of Merchant Adventurers trading with the Archduke's lands. To the same effect as the preceding.
Pp. 3; in Cromwell's hand. Endd.
[Nov.]1795. SHERIFF ROLL.
Cumb.—[*Sir Chris. Dacre,]...
Northumb.—[ *Cuthbert Ratcliff ?], Thomas ..., John. ...
York.—... [*James] Metcalfe.
Notts and Derby.—...[ *Sir John Markham], Sir Brian Stapelton.
Linc.—* Sir Gilb. [Tal]boys, Wm. Skypwith, Rob. Brudenell.
Warw. and Leic.—Sir Edw. Grevell, *Sir Hen. Willoughby, Geo. Throgmarton.
Salop.—*John Corbett of Lee, Tho. Newport, Ric. Horde (?)
Staff.—Ric Asteley, Wm. Bassett, *Sir John Gyfford.
Heref.—Tho. Bodenham, John Blount of Grendon, *Sir Edw. Croft.
Worc.—(Blank on the roll.)
Glouc.—Sir Giles Grevyll, Sir Wm. Denys, *Sir Edw. Wadham.
Oxf. and Berks.—John Horne, *Sir Wm. Barantyne, Tho. Denton.
Northt.—*Sir Walter Mantell, Nich. Odell, Ric. Knyghtley.
Camb. and Hunts.—Tho. Checheley, Tho. Pygott, *Rob. Payton.
Beds and Bucks.—*Tho. Rotheram, Sir Rob. Lee, Sir Andrew Wyndesoure.
Norf. and Suff.—Tho. [J]ermyn, *Sir Roger Townesende, Lionel Talmage.
Essex and Herts.—Philip Boteler, Tho. Bonham, *Tho. Leventhorp.
Kent.—Sir Tho. Cheyne, Wm. Whetnall, *Hen. Vane.
Surrey and Sussex.—John Dawtre, John Gaynsford, *Ric. Sherley.
Hants.—Tho. Lysle, Tho. Bruyn, *Anth. Willoughby.
Wilts.—Sir John Bourghcher, John Erneley, *Sir Hen. Long.
Somerset and Dorset.—Andrew Luttrell, *Geo. Speke, John Horsey.
Devon.—*Sir Wm. Courtney, Philip Champarnon, John Gilbart.
Cornwall.—Rob. Langdon, John Chamond, *Ric. Penrosse.
Rutland.—* John Calcott, Wm. Feldy[ng], John Haryngton.
Westmor.—(Blank on the roll.)
County palatine of Chester.—...
Much defaced. The names distinguished by asterisks are those pricked by the King.
1796. GRANTS in NOVEMBER 1525.
8. John Stephyns, M.A. To be warden of the college or chapel of Corpus Christi, near the parish church of St. Laurence, Candelwyke Street, London, vice Ric. Roston, D.D., deceased. Del. the More, 8 Nov. 17 Hen. VIII.-S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 7.
8. Sir Anth. Ughtred. Licence to export wools, woollen cloths, hides, lead, tin, and other English merchandise in a ship of 200 tons burthen, once within the next two years, beyond the straits of Marrock (Morocco), without payment of customs, provided they do not exceed 50 marks. Del. the More, 8 Nov. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
10. Antony de Mounfrey, alias Mamon. To be one of the gunners in the Tower of London during pleasure, with 12d. a day. Del. Richmond, 10 Nov. 17 Hen. VIII.—Note in the margin: "Vacat istud warr' pro eo quod minime irrotulatur, et quia literas inde patentes cancellantur et dampnantur ex assensu dicti Antonii."—S.B.
12. The Staple of wools, hides, fleeces, and lead at Exeter. Assent to the election of Wm. Hurste as mayor, and Henry Hamlyn and Ric. Faux as constables of the Staple. Westm., 12 Nov.—Pat. 17 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 29.
15. Matthew Saunders, clerk, of Salford, Essex. Pardon for the murder of Rob. Colby on 15 Sept. 1 Hen. VIII. Del. the More, 15 Nov. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
29. Laurence Serle, yeoman of the Guard. To have the fee of the Crown of 6d. a day, vice John Jevans, deceased. Reading, 12 Nov. 17 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 29 Nov.—P.S.
Rob. Grenelef. To have the pension which the next abbot of St. Augustine's, Brystowe, is bound to give for the exhibition of a clerk at the King's nomination.—S.B. (Undated.) (fn. 9)

Footnotes

1 laberi in orig.
2 do in cipher.
3 quod Galli irritant Papam ?
4 Mediolano. The symbol here used is a7 which commonly stands for Dux Mediolani.
5 h8.
6 The bishop of Veroli.
7 h8.
8 h4.
9 See the royal assent, 12 Dec. 1525.