Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 1, 1509-1514. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1920.
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Books, 3, p. 125. R.O.
|"Hoys and other crayers retained and freighted with the King's ordnance unto Calais, their month's wages at 3s. 8d. the ton," beginning 1 March 5 Hen. VIII.|
|[Giving under the name, owner, master and portage of each ship a list of the articles laden in it, signed by the master. Nineteen entries.]|
62 (20). R.O.
|2686. THE NAVY.|
|["The names of the shi[ps], captains, mariners, soldiers and gunners, which be appointed to be in the King's army by the sea this next year."] Showing in columns (1) the name of each ship, (2) its "portage," (3) the name of the captain and number respectively of soldiers, mariners and gunners, and (4) total number of crew.|
|Ships, portage, and captains are as follows:—[ The Henry Grace a Dieu, tonnage ..., Sir Thomas Wyndh[am], captain, total crew 900. The Trinitie (?) [Sovereign], 1,000t., Sir Whistan Browne, c., 500. The Gabriell, 1,000t., Sir Wm. Trevanyon, c., 500. The Katharine Forteleza], 700 tons, Anthony Poy[ntz], 350; Mary Roose, 600t., Sir Henry Shernburne, 350; Petir Pomegarnade, 450t., Sir Edw. Echyngham, 300; John Baptist, 400t, Sir Ralph Ellercar, 260; Nicholas Rede, 400t., John Flemyng, 265; Great Barbara, 450t., John Wallop, 300; Great Barke, 400t., Sir Wm. Pirton, 220; Mary George, 300t., Edm. Wyseman, 203; Mary Jamys, 300t., Wm. Ellercar, 200; Cryste, 260t., Walter Loveday, 160; Mary and John, 260t., Wm. Mygenall, 150; Lesse Barke, 160t., Sir Stephen Bulle, 160; Barbara, 160t., Wm. West, 125; Anne Galant, _ (blank), Th. Denys, 130; Lezard, 100t., Th. Vowell, 80; Jennet Purwyn, 70t., John Baker, 60; Swepestake, 80t., Wm. Cooke, 60; Swallowe, _ (blank), Rob. Mounteney, 60; Blak Barke, 70t., Ant. Thwaites, 60; Roose Gallye, 60t., "the master of the same ship captain," 60; Katheryn Gallye, 60t., the master, 60; William Gibbes ship, 100t., Wm. Gybbes, 80; Charyte, 300t., Chr. Coo, 220; [Mary Someray, 300t., John Hopton, 220] (fn. 1); Christopher Davy, 160t., John Iseham, 130; Sabyn, 130t., Ric. Calthorp, 100; Elizabeth of Newcastel, 130t., Lewes Seutherne, 100; Nicholas Draper, 160t., Th. Draper, 120; Mary Howard, 240t., Wm. Gonson, 150; Mary of Falmouth, 100t., George Wytwange, 80; Mary Cradok, 200t., James Knyvet, 200; Gonson's bark, 80t., Th. Gonson, 50; Baptist of Harwich, 60t., Wm. Harpour, 50; Margret of Dertmouth, 140t., John Forscue, 100; Gabriel of Toppesham, 120t., Wm. Fissher, 100; Fortune of Dover, 120t., Th. Vaughan, 80; Mawdelyn of Poole, 100t., Wm. Symons, 80; Petir of Lee, 70t., Adrian Dunkan, 50; Michael Yonge, 50t., Peter Yonge, 40; Marie of Berkyng, 100t., Wm. Bonham, 80; Margret of Dertmouth,_ (blank), Ric. Cortenay, 70; Mary James of Dertmouth, _ (blank), Henry Denys, 90. Total ships, 45, crews, 7,803.|
|Large paper, written on one side only, mutilated, pp. 6.|
62 (21). R.O
|2. Fragment of an earlier draft of the preceding, the Christian names of the captains being generally omitted. Two pages are wanting at the beginning and the first remaining page (mutilated in the same way as the first of § 2) only shows particulars for the Mary James and Crist. In this the portage of the Less Barke is given as 240 tons, of the Anne Galant 170, and of the Swalowe 80. The captain of the Mary and John is Thomas Vaughan, and of the Jennet Purwyn _ (blank), Yelderton. Between the Swalowe and Blak Barke is a cancelled entry of the Mary Imperial, 90, George Witwang, captain. After the Charyte is entered the New ship of Bristowe, 240, John Walopp (substituted for James Knyvet) captain. After the Katheryn Galey comes the note "All the foresaid ships be the King's own." The Mary Cradok is given as the Mathew Cradok. The total of ships is given at the end as 36.|
|Large paper, written on one side only, mutilated, pp. 5.|
|S.P. Hen. VIII.,
230, f. 105. R.O.
|3. The two missing pages of § 2, found apart, from which the portions in brackets at the beginning of § 1 has been supplied.|
|S.P. Hen. VIII.,
5, f. 1. R.O.
|2687. [4379.] ORDNANCE FOR THE NAVY.|
|"Ordnances particularly set out needful for furnishing the army royal pretended to be set to the sea in this the 5th year of the reign of our sovereign Lord King Hen. VIII.," viz., the bows, arrows, &c., required for each of the following ships:—Henry Grace a Dieu, Trynyte Sovereyn, Gabriel Royall, Katheryn Fortelezu, Marie Roose, Petir Pomegarnado, John Baptist, Great Nicholas, Great Barbara, Great Barke, Marie George, Marie James, Lesse Barke, Marie and John, Criste, Lesse Barbara, Anne Galante, Lezarde, Jennet, Swepestake, Swallowe, Blak Barke, Roose Galley, Katheryn Gally, Gybbes ship, Charite, Marie Synay, Sabyn, Christopher Davy, Elizabeth of Newcastell, Nicholas Draper, Marie Howard, Marie of Falmouth, Marie Cradok, Gonson's bark, Baptist, Margret of Dertmouth, Gabriel of Toppesham, Magdalen of Poole, Fortune of Dover, Petir of Lee, Michel Yonge, Foye, Mary Berking and Margaret (sic) of Dertmouth.|
|Large paper, pp. 5.|
Vitell. B. II., 69. B.M. Rym. XIII. 393.
|2688. [4835.] LEO. X. to HENRY VIII.|
|Sends him, by Leonard de Spinellis, a sword and cap (pileus), not so valuable for the matter as for the mystery. Rome, 1 March 1514, pont. 1.|
|Add. Latin. Vellum.|
Ven. Transcr. 176, p. 144. R.O.
|2689. DOGE AND SENATE OF VENICE to HENRY VIII.|
|1 March 1514.—Have received his letters of 22 Jan. exhorting them not to contend in war with the Emperor. Always greatly reverenced the Emperor, with whom, to their own detriment, they accepted a three years' truce; and yet, almost at its very beginning, he declared war against them and, when they still sought peace, refused to admit their letters, envoys and ambassadors. Subsequently entered another truce, with payment of 50,000 ducats, for eight months; and, while these were still not finished, their places, by allies who ought to have aided them, were stolen and made over to him. Henry and all the princes of Germany and of Christendom are witnesses that they have offered honorable terms, and have not refused even such as were harsh. Lastly they committed the matter to Pope Leo's arbitration; but as yet nothing has been done, owing to the craft of such as for their private gain would nourish war in Christendom. The Pope and the Cardinal of York, Henry's ambassador, can testify that they are ready to accept reasonable conditions, however harsh. Knowing his influence with the Emperor, they beg him to use it so that peace may be made. Leave to their ambassador the further declaration of the injuries they have sustained by those who were bond to aid them and had received a great sum of money for that purpose, which action compelled them to enter another league to recover their own.|
|Latin. Modern transcript, pp. 3. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 378.|
Ven. Transcr. 179, p. 2. R.O.
|2690. DOGE AND SENATE OF VENICE to SIR ROBERT WINGFIELD.|
|1 March 1514.—Have received his letters and those of his King, to which they send answer herewith. Notice by his letters that he thought, when he left home, that they had an ambassador with the Emperor. Explain that they have never been allowed to deal directly with the Emperor with whom they have been forced to contend in defence of their own. Have always desired peace on reasonable conditions and have now remitted the matter to Pope Leo X., but as yet nothing is settled. Perhaps the impediment proceeds from those who for their private advantages prefer to see war continue. Beg him to intercede with the Emperor for Italy, and move his King in their favour.|
|Latin. Modern transcript, pp. 2. Headed as addressed to Wingfield, English ambassador with the Emperor. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 377.|
|2 March.||2691. THOMAS DUKE OF NORFOLK.|
|Treasurer of Exchequer. See GRANTS IN MARCH, NO. 4.|
Add. MS. 18,826, f. 49. B.M.
|2692. JANE BERNERS.|
|Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for damask for a gown, &c., to Jane Barners, chamberer to the Princess of Castille. Lambeth, 2 March 5 Hen. VIII. Signed.|
Calig. D. VI., 90. B.M.
|2693. [4843.] _ to WOLSEY.|
|An account of the examination, taken Friday, 3 March, 1513, by order of the Deputy of Calais, of Baudec Puchier, aged 18, native of Bethune in Artois, as he says. Answers to the effect, that he left Bethune three years ago to pursue his trade of tonnelier at Dieppe in Normandy, where he has since dwelt continually. Last year it was commonly reported that the French King had got ready 300 ships with tops, which he meant to send into England, besides six galleys that the deponent had seen a year ago at Dieppe, and which were now, as he hears, at Hounefleur; they are making more ships of war at Dieppe, to the number of 20, as was intended, which are all nearly ready (quasi toutes pretes), only requiring to be victualled; and victuals are being brought from Bordeaux. He left Dieppe eight days ago alone, because he could not make enough to live upon, and came by Abbeville, intending to visit at Calais a brother of his, named L Puchier, who went to dwell there eight years ago, but he could hear no news of him. Says there are in harbour at Dieppe 14 or 15 ships of war well armed, of which the [chief] were Scotch, and the rest Breton. At Honfleur is a great ship of war [named] La Grant Nef d'Escoce, which he has heard [spoken] of by Andrew Sandrin, of Dieppe, who was master of la Grant Nef de Dieppe. She is at Honfleur because unable to enter Dieppe haven, and is said to be the biggest and strongest ship in France. In passing hither by Abbeville he had heard that Monseigneur d'Angoulesme was dead (trespasse) in Britanny, which others contradicted.|
|French, pp. 2. Much burnt about the edges. Addressed in Sir Richard Wingfield's hand: "[To] my syngwlar good Lord my Lord elect of Lyncolne."|
Galba B. III., 156. B.M.
|2694. [4844.] SPINELLY to HENRY VIII.|
|Wrote on the 27th. Sends an extract, written by the rentmaster of Zealand to the Archduchess, of the ship that departed from Camfer, to Scotland, and a memorial of [men] coming in a hulk from Scotland. The Scotch herald who, as Spinelly wrote, arrived at Bruges is now sent hither by the lord of Fyennys and shall be brought to my lady to-night. His name is Unycorne. She has opened all the packets, found several Scotch letters, only touching benefices. The pensioner of Hampsterden tells him it is reported from Denmark that the King there will not help the Scots, as much for lack of inclination as of power. The Easterlings are well treated in France. The two brothers Hobertys of Syryksee, have been here, and have offered to freight a vessel of 40 tons, with onions and apples, to Scotland, with some shrewd fellow to make inquiry there. They ask 100 gold crowns for coming and going. John Merzen is master of the vessel. A messenger is come from Spain by sea, despatched in December, and the ambassador of Aragon says that another with like charge went to England; but since Quintana's interview with the Emperor things have been changed. The King of Aragon wrote to the Emperor on 6 Feb. Bregylles, now in England, is to inform the King of Quintana's charge. Lewys Moraton writes that Quyntana, at leaving the Emperor, promised to send his master's resolution within 40 days. The ambassador here is evidently in great perplexity.|
|In conversation with my Lady, Lord Berghes, [the] Governor of Bresse and President de la Roche, it was suggested that Henry should commission his ambassador Sir Rob. Wingfield, to offer the Swiss the money he was bound to give to the King of Aragon, binding them to invade France on one side, while the Emperor, with the money he shall have of the Venetians and the aid of his subjects of Tyroll and Austryche, should invade the other; but it must be done at once, as the variance between the French and Swiss had begun to mitigate. If God would save the French, which is hard to believe, there is no chance of peace unless their country be invaded.|
|The Emperor has bound Aragon to make no truce without England, but acts suspiciously in negotiating with Quintana without the presence of the English ambassador. Some think [Aragon] will do all he can to promote the match between Don Ferdinand and the second daughter of France; but if England and the Emperor are firm, they will bring him to reason. He is not in favour with the Pope. The Emperor has the advantage in the treaty with the Venetians. Because the Pope does not favour the Emperor, Spinelly has written to the English ambassadors at Rome to get him to help the enterprises on this side the Mountains. Deputies of Ostend, sueing here for recompence of damage by the French, have obtained licence to arrest Frenchmen. Sends letters from the Compaignon in France and the canon of Lisle, by which it appears the other writings have been lost. Has despatched the Canon with money into Brittany and Normandy to obtain information. Aubert Oberton, a Scot, with a ship containing 300 men and an ambassador going to the French King, being driven by a storm into the haven of Groyngue in Gallicia, were arrested and sent to the King of Aragon. By last letters of the 19th, the Emperor had [left] Rotynbourgh for Lynse. He had no knowledge of the Venetian affair. It is thought one of the Emperor's captains, Count Christoforo Francapan, who has done great deeds against the Venetians, might do Henry service with 1,000 good horsemen. The Scotch herald brought letters to the Prince and my Lady, and is to show his credence to-morrow. Will send full particulars of his charges by next budget. As he was closing, Peter Wyldancke brought a letter concerning the retinue of certain gunners. Went immediately to my Lady, who conceded all he asked. Cannot get the copy of the rentmaster's letter, but will send it by his next. It was to the effect that no harness was found in the little ship of Camfer, and only some letters stating that certain Scots were gone to Dieppe to take shipping for Scotland. Is told the Scottish herald landed at Dieppe, and was at the court of France before coming here. Mechlin, 3 March. Signed.|
|Pp. 8, mutilated.|
Ven. Transcr. 179, p. 4. R.O.
|2695. DOGE AND SENATE OF VENICE to BADOER.|
|3 March 1514.—Three days ago received a letter from the English ambassador with the Emperor and one from the King; to which, although manifestly written at the instance of others and upon false information, they send an answer, which Badoer shall present with request that he will favour them.|
|Italian. Modern transcript, ½ p. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 380.|
176, p. 147. R.O.
|2696. DOGE AND SENATE OF VENICE to their AMBASSADOR AT ROME.|
|3 March 1514.—Send copies of a letter which they have received from the King of England, sent by post from his ambassador with the Emperor, and of their reply. They are to be shown to the Cardinal of York.|
|Italian. Modern extract, ½ p. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 379.|
|2697. [4845.] PETER MARTYR to LUD. F. MENDOZA.|
|Lady Margaret has thrown John Emmanuel into prison; it is supposed for speaking against Ferdinand. Henry of England has had a fever; the physicians were afraid for his life, but it ended in the small-pox. He is now well again, and rises from his bed, fierce against France. Martyr thinks it will be of no use, as Almazan's cousin (patruelis) Peter Quintana, of whose mission he had spoken before, has made a truce for one year. Maximilian (with difficulty) and the Pope have consented. Ferdinand alleges that he cannot allow himself to be abandoned by his friends as he was by England, when she left him to confront the whole power of France, alone and unprepared. And he is too old and crazy to endure war. The King of England bites his lips, and will not admit the validity of the excuse; but cannot help himself. Will go to John Stile and hear what he says about it. Valladolid, 5 non. Martii 1514.|
|4 March.||2698. WOLSEY.|
|Bishop of Lincoln. See GRANTS IN MARCH, Nos. 13, 29.|
R.T. 144, f. 241. R.O.
|2699. [4855 ii.] TOURNAY.|
|Administration of justice. [See GRANTS IN MARCH, No. 14.] (fn. 2)|
|Modern copy of the letters patent (countersigned: Yong, Meautis), pp. 3.|
Le Glay, Analectes Hist., p. 188.
|2700. HENRY VIII. to MARGARET OF SAVOY.|
|Il lui demande "ce qu'il doit penser du bruit repandu au sujet de son mariage avec le duc de Suffolk." 4 March 1513.|
Lettres de Louis XII., iv., p. 274.
|2701. [4850.] HENRY VIII. to MAXIMILIAN.|
|Is much displeased to hear that there is a common report that the Archduchess of Austria is to be married to the Duke of Suffolk; will make enquiry if it originated in England, that the authors may be punished. Requests the Emperor to do the like. Cannot doubt it has been caused by "mauvais esprits" who wished to create a difference between the King and the Emperor. Westm., 4 March 1513.|
S P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 107. R.O.
|2702. THE NAVY.|
|Musters taken, 4 March 5 Hen. VIII., by Sir John Pecche and Sir Ralph Egerton, of the mariners (114) and gunners (9) "in the King's ship called the Great Barke lying in the Themyse." Followed by similar entries for the Lesse Barke, Jenett Pyryn, Swepestake, Barbara of Grenewiche, Christopher Davy, Mary Barkyn, Mary Haward, and Mary Roose, except that the C. Davy and M. Barkyn are not called King's ships and the M. Haward is called "Gonston's ship." Each entry signed by Sir Thomas Wyndam.|
Sanuto, XVIII., 60.
|[Note of letters received 21 March 1514.]|
|From Ambassador Dandolo, Blois, 4 March.—The King was gone to Paris to provide against the English. The marriage of his daughter, Madame Genevre (sic), with the Archduke's brother is off. It is hoped to have agreement with the Swiss and prolongation of the truce with Spain, because the King of Spain does not want war. The King of England has had smallpox and is cured. He will certainly invade France; but the Flemings apparently are not satisfied with the English.|
|Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 386.|
Addit. 21,382, f. 53. B.M.
|2704. [4953.] [BREGILIES to MARGARET OF SAVOY.]|
|"Madame, sy vous lesses se biliet ouvert, Mons. trouvera que bien humblemant me recommande a sa bonne grase." This first Sunday of Lent (Cerremme antrant) has seen the Princess (Mary) dressed in Italian fashion; and I think never man saw a more beautiful creature, nor one having so much grace and sweetness, in public or private. As for what has been said to my said Lord and to you, Madame, the said Princess was "tant crute et an . . rnye. Je vous oze bien dire que se se netoit que toute fames sont ases fortes, que Monsieur viendra bien au bout de sete sy, car y net riens sy mennuet ne sy douset quelle est; et vous prommes que la tour de se paiys la fet pres de trois dois plus grande quelle net." Is sure that when Mons. shall have spoken with her a little privately "que liquerque tornera le rot, au sort qui sera tou brule."|
|French, p. 1. In Bregilles' hand.|
.Le Glay, Negoc. entre la France et l'Autriche, I., 572. Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., II., 229.
|2705. MARGARET OF SAVOY to MAXIMILIAN.|
|Has received his letter of 29 Jan. announcing the arrival and mission of Quintana, secretary of the King of Aragon; and, as required, has taken advice therein of the sieurs of Nassau, Chievres, Berghes, Isselstein, the Governor of Bresse and President De la Roche. Their opinion is that the Emperor and his nephew and the Kings of Aragon and England should remain united, so that whether war continue, as agreed at Tournay, or peace be had, all may be with the consent of England who makes the greatest preparations for the war made within the memory of man. It is evident that if the King of Aragon does his part, and the armies march, a more sure, lasting and profitable peace may be made. As the King of Aragon seems willing to manage the appointment and has been asked to do so, the Emperor should leave it to him until the King of England asks for advice. In any peace the Emperor should seek to recover the duchy of Burgundy, including the counties of Masconnois, Auxerrois and Bar sur Sayn, and get the process of Nevers settled by the King of France. Malines, 6 March, 1513.|
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 109. R.O.
|Receipt, 8 March 5 Hen. VIII., by John Warde from Sir John Daunce, of money for horses for carriage of victuals in the King's next intended army royal by land. Wolsey's holograph order attached.|
|S.P. Hen. VIII.,
230, f. 111. R.O.
|2. Like receipt, same date, by Rob. Rolff, servant to Wm. Andrewe, for the like.|
|2707. [4864.] PETER MARTYR to LUD. F. MENDOZA.|
|Three days since visited Stile, who told him Henry was very bitter against Ferdinand; swore he was betrayed; and lamented such an opportunity had been lost for crippling the pride of France. He says, "that Ferdinand induced him to enter on the war, and had urged the Pope to use his influence with Henry for that purpose; that he had been at great expense; had captured Terouenne; assisted Maximilian; taken Tournay; had reduced France to extremities; slain the King and all noblemen of the Scots who were invading his realm: and now when his enemy is at his feet, Ferdinand talks of truce. He will never trust anyone." Style says he thinks Ferdinand was induced to make the truce trusting that France will be grateful for his good offices, and he is afraid of the overgrowing power of England, especially in its relations with Prince Charles. Valladolid, 8 idus Martii 1513 .|
S.P. Hen. VIII. 230, f. 112. R.O.
|2708. HENRY VIII. to LORD DARCY.|
|Commanding that as he has appointed Will. Pawne and Geo. Lawson to have the oversight and payment of a crew and workmen at Berwick they be suffered to have in their rule the King's houses, garners and mills "in the Nesse and upon Walles Grene" within the town. Greenwich, 9 March. Signed at the top.|
|P. 1. Add.|
Ib., f. 113. R.O.
|2709. THE SAME to THE SAME.|
|As Will. Pawne and Geo. Lawson are to make certain fortresses at Berwick, they are to have the master mason at their command with as many laborers as Chr. Clapham had. Greenwich, 9 March. Signed at the top.|
|P. 1. Add. Endd.|
|Sp. Transcr. I.,
5, f. 398. R.O.
|2710. FERDINAND KING OF ARAGON to QUINTANA.|
|On 16 Feb. wrote, by Martin de Vi, directions how to proceed in his negociation and sent him a power to sign the truce between the Emperor, France, Queen of Castile, England, Ferdinand and the Prince, during which France may not offend Milan. Afterwards received his of 24 Feb. with copy of the capitulation and was pleased to learn that the King of France desires to marry Madame Leonor and at the same time make the marriage of the Infant Don Fernando with Madame Renée. Further directions for his dealing with France.|
|Spanish. Modern transcript from Paris, pp. 8. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 162.|
544, f. 101. B.M.
|2. Another modern copy.|
|Simancas MS.||2711. THE SAME to LANUZA.|
|Has received his of 13 and 21 Feb. Arguments to persuade Madame Margaret to assist the above negociations.|
|See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 163.|
Titus B. I., 66. B.M.
|2712. [4867.] ROSE BURDON.|
|Warrant by the King to John Heron, treasurer of the Chamber, for the payment of 500 marks to Rose Burdon, widow, to be repaid in five years. Greenwich, 10 March 5 Hen. VIII. Signed.|
|P. 1. Add.|
Calig. B. VI., 75. B.M.
|2713. [4868.] HENRY VIII. to LORD DARCY.|
|By his letters of the 7th, sent "by our posts," learns the news of the preparation made by the Scots against Berwick, and the desire of the town for aid. It shall be sent instantly. Complains of great default in the defence. The soldiers are not resident, or the number of gunners (that should be 50) complete. Is to take with him Sir Rauf Evers, who acquitted himself there substantially of late, and appoint him as deputy, in his room of captain of Berwick, before he attends the King in his voyage to France this summer with 500 men. Sir Rauf has been written to. Darcy's son can do better elsewhere, as he did at the "late voyage against the said Scots." Wages and victuals shall be provided. Great ordnance, as specified in his bill, seems unnecessary, considering how much is there now, as appears by the enclosed bill; but William Pawne and George Lawson shall resort to the said town with gunpowder, lead, arrows, &c. Meantime certain stores at Newcastle are to be transported to Berwick. Letters have been sent to Strangewishe, the porter of Berwick, who is said to employ in merchandise, to his own profit, the 500l. sent him for victualling the town, to see it furnished, or answer at his peril. 1,000 quarters of wheat, and as many of malt, have been provided. Greenwich, 10 March. Signed at the top.|
|Pp. 3. Add.: To our right trusty, &c, the Lord Darcy, captain of our town of Berwick. Endd.: 5 Hen. VIII.|
Ib., 48. B.M.
|2714. [4869.] DACRE to HENRY VIII.|
|On 26th Feb. received at Carlisle the King's letters dated Lambyth the 17th, commanding him to bring by land to Newcastle in all haste the ordnance taken at the last field against the Scots, to avoid the danger of sea-passage from Berwick. Immediately sent some of his servants into Northumberland, who provided a hundred horses, with oxen obtained by the sheriff, and conveyed the King's commands to the deputy and council of Berwick. They refused to allow the ordnance to be carried over Berwick bridge without special command from the King, saying that my Lord of Norfolk had so ordered, "because certain jewels (joggles) were sore accra[zed] in the bringing of it in to your said town, as by the said Deputy's w[riting] sent to me" appears. If the King is resolved upon it he should direct "ferefull" letters of command to the persons named in a cedule herein. Had written to the priors of Durham and Tynemouth, and to the mayor of Newcastle, for horses and gear for the carriage of the ordnance, and is under obligation to re-deliver and pay for them. Loveday has written to him that he has arrived with his ship at Newcastle to receive it by command of the Admiral. Has bid him remain till the ordnance come. Since parting with the King he has written seldom, because the Council of Scotland have been very undecided in their purposes, the young lords always thwarting the purposes of the others. His spies are still in Scotland, and have told him they agree to begin the Parliament on the 20th of this month. Understands that if they get any assurance of Albany's coming speedily, they will send an embassy to hinder it. If not, they will despatch ambassadors after Easter. Kirkoswald, 10 March. Signed.|
|Pp. 2. Add.: [To th]e King's highness.|