Cecil Papers: 1547

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Calendar of the Cecil Papers in Hatfield House: Volume 1, 1306-1571. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1883.

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203. Sir Henry Long to the Duke of Somerset.
[1546/7?], Jan. 22. Whereas he wrote some time ago to his Grace touching his lease of the herbage of Vastarne Parke, and received in reply a letter from his Grace's steward, Mr. Thynne, stating that his Grace had then no time to take order for the same, which long delay is much to his hindrance; prays once more that he may enjoy the herbage according to his lease.—Draycot, 22 January.
P.S.—Has written to the Earl of Warwick begging him to intercede with his Grace in this behalf.
1 p.
204. Fortifications.
[1546/7?] “Certain fortifications to be made, according to the King's Majesty's device, at his Highness' town of Portsmouth and his Grace's Castle of Southsea.”
“First, a great bastillion to be made before the gate.
“Item, the Town to be closed in between the corner bulwark and the great Storehouse with a vameur of turf and a great dyke.
“Item, from the said Storehouse, all the wharfs to be set with maunds, filled with earth, till we come to the town wall between the tower and the platform.
“Item, a bastillion to be made from the corner of the Murder-house to the end of the pale, with maunds towards the sea, and with planks towards the haven within.
“Item, the great platform to be set with maunds, and filled with earth.
“Item, at the Castle of Southsea eight flankers to be made with stone, four close traverses to be made, timber and planks, and two long traverses to be made of timber, to beat the entry of the platforms.
“Item, the platform of stone to be brought to his height, and set with maunds.
“Item, to make the bulwark of earth next to the Southsea (sic) as strong to the land, as it is to the water, and to make a ditch with a bank from the bulwark to the plash.”
1 p. [Cf. State Papers, Domestic, 1546/7, Feb.]
205. Inhabitants of Westminster.
[Hen. VIII]. Copy of a charter dated 3 Feb. 25 Hen. VI. granting to the inhabitants and commonalty of Westminster, their heirs and successors, the waste water or overflow from the conduit in the Royal palace at Westminster.
[See Patent Roll, 25 Hen, VI., Part 2, m. 35.]
Latin. 1 p.
206. Treaty.
1546/7, Jan. 31. Ratification by the Emperor Charles V. of the explanation of certain articles in the treaty with England of 11 February 1542, dated Utrecht, 16 January 1546.—Utrecht, 31 January 1547.
Copy. Latin. 3¾ pp. [Rymer's Fœdera, Vol. XV., p. 118. In extenso.]
207. Confirmation of a Treaty.
1546/7, March 11. Treaty confirming the treaty between Francis I., King of France, and King Henry VIII., dated Campen, 7 June 1546.
Endorsed :—“Recepi 17 Martii 1546 post horam 11 noctis.”
Copy. Imperfect. 6¾ pp. [Rymer's Fœdera, Vol. XV., p. 139. In extenso.]
208. The Privy Council to all Mayors, &c.
1547, May 28. A mandate to provide post-horses for the bearers who are journeying towards the Earl of Hertford in the North.—Westminster, 28 May, 36 Hen. VIII.
1 p.
209. Sir Henry Longe to the Duke of Somerset.
[1547 ?], July 15. Beseeches his Grace to be a good and gracious lord unto him, and, as he has long been a suitor unto him concerning “Vastorne Parke,” to grant that he may be restored to the same during his lease, according to right and good conscience.—Draycot 15 July.
1 p.
210. [Sir John Thynne] to Sir H. Long.
[1547 ?], July 22. With regard to his suit to be restored to the remainder of his lease of Vastarne Park, reminds him of his bargain to surrender his interest in the said lease to his Grace (the D. of Somerset), for the sum of 200l., which can be attested by his own servants, and requests him either to send for the money accordingly or to appoint when it may be sent to him, and thus to fulfil the bargain he has made. —Eston, 22 July.
Copy. 1 p.
211. [Sir John Thynne] to Mr. Pye.
[1547 ?], July 22. Prays him, on his Grace's behalf, to repair to Sir Henry Long, and, with reference to the claim of the latter to Vastarne Park, to persuade him to fulfil the bargain made between himself and Sir John Thynne for its surrender to his Grace's use.—Eston, 22 July.
Copy. 1 p.
212. Edward VI. and the Duke of Somerset.
1547, Aug. 21. “Abstract of the Deed of the great exchange between King Edward the Sixth and the Duke of Somerset,” dated July 26, 1 Edw. VI. [1547]. This deed confirms and carries into effect a deed of exchange made between Henry VIII. and the Duke of Somerset. The abstract describes the Wiltshire lands to be given up by the Duke of Somerset, but furnishes little information of the lands he is to receive in exchange.
Noted as having passed the Augmentation and Chancery Courts, Aug. 21 [1547].
“Extracted by Christopher Smith, Clerk of the Pipe.”
Modern Copy. 6 pp.
213. John Mardeley.
1547, Sept. 6. Poem on the ingratitude of the Scots, by John Mardeley, Clerk of the Southwark Mint.
Begins :—“When I do consydre, that unto oure salvacyone,
Their ys but one onely waye, to lyfe eternall.”
Ends :—“And fre withoute boundage with us to remaigne,
As in one hole kingdome called great breataigne.”
15 pp.
214. The Earl of Warwick to the Duke of Somerset.
[1547], Sept. 17. Has received by “Master” Mason a message from his Grace by which he perceives that his Grace hath his bold suit in remembrance.
Begs him not to be offended therewith, as he is a suitor for the house in question in no otherwise than as a purchaser, though “marry, to have as easy a purchase as my Lord's grace may conveniently spare yt.”—Ely Place, 17 Sept.
[Postscript].—His wife and Lady Clinton have been very sick, and he himself, being at the E. of Southampton's house, felt there “soche a dampish savour” that he thought he was stricken to the heart, and ever since hath been very ill in his stomach.
2 pp.
215. Archibald Douglas to John Douglas.
[1547], Oct. 1. States the distressed condition he is in, and craves speedy assistance.—Paris, 1 Oct. [1547?: the year has been struck out].
1 p.
216. Parliament.
[1547, Nov. 4]. Roll of knights and burgesses returned to Parliament, 1 Edward VI.
12 pp.
217. Sir Edward North to the Lord Protector.
[1547 ?], Nov. 10. Begs him to be “his gracious Lord” in the matter of the suit mentioned in a letter herein enclosed. Will never mind to trouble his Grace with speech of friends therein, but will receive his goodness therein as shall seem unto him most meet. Assures his Grace that his favourable consideration thereof will put him in courage and comfort again, “whych undoughtydlye he hadde not syns Mydelent last past.”—Nov. 10.
1 p.
218. The Protectorship.
[1547]. The names of those who signed the Patent of Protectorship, and the “Patent of Eight Thousand Marks.”
½ p.
219. The Protectorship.
[1547]. Notes concerning the office of Lord Protector.
Stating the ages of the several Kings of England for whom Protectors were appointed, &c.
½ p.
220. Roger Cholmeley and others to Queen Katharine Parr.
[1547]. Whereas her Grace desired to be advised by them whether a certain oath taken by the King's servants, and sent for their consideration, is invalidated by his Majesty's decease, they reply that they think not. Touching certain other questions submitted to them, they have delivered their opinions to Sir Anthony Cope, her Grace's Vice-Chamberlain.
Signed :—Roger Cholmeley, Richard Morgan, Robert Broke, Thomas Atkyns.
Endorsed :—Minutes noting the Queen's estate and some [of] her Grace's affairs depending upon the same.
1 p.
221. Articles to be submitted to the Lord Protector concerning the Household at Bromeham.
[1547]. Asking, whether the Lady Seymour is to remain at Bromeham; also asking directions as to the payment of necessary expenses, as to the continuance of certain annuities to several gentlewomen of the household, and the granting to them of other privileges for which they make request. (The answers are noted in the margin.)—Undated.
1 p.
222. The Duke of Norfolk.
[1547]. Stuff delivered to the Lord Protector and others belonging to the late Duke of Norfolk and Earl of Surrey.—Undated.
223. The Duke of Norfolk.
[1547]. The Duke of Norfolk's stuff delivered by my Lord Protector's grace to sundry persons.—Undated.
224. William Gonson.
[1547]. Inventory of the goods of William Gonson, deceased.
½ p.
225. Treatise on England.
[1547]. Three dialogues between a knight, a merchant, a doctor, a husbandman, and a craftsman, as to the Common Weal of England.
[There is a full account of this treatise in the Report on the MSS. of the Earl of Jersey, by Mr. J. C. Jeaffreson. See Eighth Report of Hist. MSS. Commission, App. I., p. 93.]
135 pp.
226. Naval Affairs.
[1547 ?]. Muster roll of the navy; captains, ships, tonnage, and men. Total : 68 ships of war, 10,811 men.—Undated.
Begins :—The Lord Admiral—Henry Grace à Dieu
Sir Geo. Carew—the Mary Rose.
Peter Carew—the Great Venetian.
227. Naval Affairs.
[1547 ?]. Note as to ordnance of certain ships. The King's Gallyot, the Great Pinnace, the shallop at Deptford, the Marlyon, the shallop Hulton.—Undated.
¾ p. Corrected in pencil.
228. Aliens.
[1547 ?]. Particulars of aliens who sue to the King to be made denizens.—Undated.
7 pp.
229. Ireland.
[1547 ?]. Brief of the getting and of the decay of Ireland, and ordinances and provisions for the same.—Undated.
30 pp.
230. Colleges and Chantries.
[1547 ?]. Colleges and chantries whereof my L. grace has granted the preferment.—Undated.
22 pp.
231. The Controversy with Rome.
[1547 ?]. Controversiæ inter nostram et Romanam ecclesiam.—Undated.
54 pp.
232. Anthony Brasavola.
[1547?]. Antonii Musæ Brasavoli, Medici Ferrariensis, in octo libros Aphorismorum Hippocratis et Galeni commentaria et annotations.—Dedicated to Henry [VIII.].
802 pp.
233. Katherine Parr.
[1547 ?]. Religious poem in French by Katherine Parr, with introduction by another writer.
Introduction begins :
“Celuy qui a eu du prouffit beaucoup
Par avoir leu ce traité, en desire
Autant, ou plus, au lecteur, chacun coup
Qu'il luy viendra à gré d'y vouloir lire.”
Ends :
“Auquel soit gloire et louange eternelle
A tous jamais en terre universelle.”
Poem begins :
“Considerant ma vie misérable
Mon coeur marbrin, obstiné, intraitable,
Outrecuidé, tant, que non seullement
Dieu n'estimoit ny son commandement.”
Ends :
“Qui preparé vous est divinement
Ains que le monde eust son commencement
Au Pere au Filz au Saint Esprit soit gloire
Loz et honneur d'eternelle memoire.”
114 pp.
234. Proclamation.
[1547 ?]. Proclamation attributed to Edward VI.
Begins :—“Forasmuch as it hath pleased Almighty God,” &c.
Ends :—“that they may apply themselves also to follow it accordingly.”
Extracts :—“Yea how little our laws made touching the abolishing of the usurped power of the Bishop of Rome be put in execution against such persons as in corners do mutter for the continuance and advancement of the same.” . . . . . “Seditious tales that we had departed our present life,” &c. “to leave the great excess in apparel and delicate feeding.” . . . . . “parents to keep their children from the evil and pernicious games of dising, carding, bowling, tenys, coytes, closshes, and the like.”
Endorsed :—“A K. protestation after his coronation.” “H. 8. his protestation after he was crowned to his subjects.”
[Pencil note says of above endorsement : “hand of Wriothsley.”]
25½ pp.