Henry VIII: June 1514, 16-30

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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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June 1514

16 June.
Roman Transcr. I., 1, f. 218. R.O.
3005. LEO X. to HENRY VIII.
At great length, commends the Bishop of Worcester, Henry's ambassador, whose former great losses compelled him to raise loans by which the issues of his bishopric are diminished; and suggests that the King might translate him to a richer church. Rome, 16 June 1514, anno 2.
Latin. Modern transcript, pp. 3.
16 June.
Ib., f. 221. R.O.
3006. LEO X. to FOX and WOLSEY.
Longs to know the effect of their work and to hear that, through their intercession, things pleasing to God and salutary to the Faith have been done. Exhorts them to help the Bp. of Worcester, for whom he writes to the King. Rome, 16 June 1514, anno 2.
Latin. Modern transcript, p. 1.
16 June.
Leonis X. Regesta, vol. I., No. 9697.
Leo X.'s mandate to bps. of Winchester, Durham and Lincoln to adjudicate in the cause of Th. Dalby, LL.B., archd. of Richmond, who asserts that, by Brian Higdon, LL.D., official or vicar of the court of York, he has been punished (gravatus) upon false reports of persons aspiring to his benefices.
Latin. Modern abstract.
16 June.
Milan Transcripts. R.O.
Letters of 3rd from the French Court report great anxiety to learn what the General of Normandy has obtained from the King of England. The King of France seeks peace, not truce: so as to be free to make the enterprise of Italy. The non-arrival of the Emperor's ratification of the truce troubles the French. Frenchmen at Rome expected to have news of the General of Normandy's success by the 6th inst. England is sending an ambassador to the Swiss. Rome, 16 June 1514.
Italian. See Milan Calendar, II, No. 688.
17 June.
Ven. Transcr. 190, f. 30. R.O.
Wrote last on 6 ult. under letters of a Venetian, auditor of the Bishop of Zivita de Chieti, who is here as Apostolic nuncio. Details about the sending of previous letters. * * * (A passage mainly in cipher, undeciphered, unintelligible.) Recently there came hither the General of Normandy, who is said to be a great lord, and a herald preceded him by way of Calais to obtain his safeconduct and a cessation of hostilities. The General brought a letter asking the amount of ransom claimed for the Duke of Longueville, and on that pretence the Duke has opened a secret negociation with his King, who is near Paris, with a good number of men and has his places in the vicinity of Calais well furnished. Perhaps, however, he hopes by means of a marriage for himself to settle everything. There are four ladies of whom he openly told the Dauphin that he wished to have one, so that he might have a son "and the Dauphin shall remain Duke of Brittany with that which he has in France, and shall be a great lord, &c." The four ladies are (1) Madame Margaret, who was duchess of Savoy and is the Emperor's daughter, (2) one of the sisters of the Prince of Castile the Emperor's grandson, (3) the Scotch Queen who lately has borne a male child, and (4) the sister of this King who was promised to the Prince of Castile but is still here unmarried. The Duke of Albany, favoured by France, seeks to be Governor of Scotland, while the Queen, with Prince there, opposes him and desires an accord with this King, her brother. (Passage mainly in cipher about the [French fleet making a raid in England ?] which is likely to be avenged.) Further particulars about the sending of his previous letters.
P.S.—The King's fleet has landed about 7,000 men in Normandy, in two places at once, and they have wasted about six miles of country with fire and sword, doing 100,000 cr. worth of damage. The French have made a cruel foray in Renno (Hainault) which belongs to the Archduke of Burgundy. The Archduke has thereupon sent hither to ask the aid of the men of his own country, 2,000 horse, who are in this King's pay, and also to make arrangements for his marriage with the King's sister, doubting that she might be asked for France and that he might lose her. What will be decided is not yet known. Here is come in post, in great haste, a bishop Tritnicha (sic), said to be a Veronese, conducted hither "da uno targa chorier" and said to favour peace with France in order that His Holiness may thereby obtain Naples for the Magnifico Juliano, his brother. The Bishop remains hidden in the house, not showing himself; and he will leave immediately the resolution is seen, which (the writer thinks) will be shortly and with some new marriage. A Milanese ambassador (fn. 1) has just come, in the name of the Emperor, who is in Vienna. (A short passage in cipher.) As two packets have come from Rome since his of the 20th ult., thinks he has not heard of the departure of the messenger. A six months' truce between the Signory and the Emperor, with gift of 15,000 [ducats,] is reported. Ends: Andreas Baduarius, orator, suprascriptus, 17 Junii.
Italian. Two modern copies, pp. 7 and pp. 8. Headed: 1514. See Venetian Calendar, III, 1485.
17 June.
Hart's Hist. at Cartul. Glouc., III., 287.
Letters of fraternity granting, in return for his devotion to their monastery, participation in life and death of all spiritual benefits. Gloucester, 17 June 1514.
17 June.
Vitell. B. II., 79. B.M.
The Pope has written to the King to give Worcester some richer benefice, as he is much in debt, and has to pay certain fees upon his bishopric, so that he cannot well support the dignity of his station. Begs Wolsey's favor, as success in this matter depends entirely upon him. Has received Wolsey's and the King's letters on matters of his diocese, to which he will attend, but will not delay the present messenger, who carries the brief of the business of Tournay. Rome, 17 June [1514].
Lat., mutilated, p. 1. Add.
18 June.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 8, f. 133. R.O.
3012. [5170.] THE GREAT HARRY.
Indenture witnessing receipt by Wm. Bonde, clerk of the Poultry, from Sir John Daunce, of payments "in a further prest" towards making and finishing "a ship at Wolwiche called the Henry Grace a Dieu, viz., on 18 Feb., 10 March, and 6 April 5 Hen. VIII., 500l. each time, on 8 May 6 Hen. VIII. 400l. and on 18 June 6 Hen. VIII. 300l. Each entry signed by Bonde.
P. 1.
18 June.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 208. R.O.
Indenture, 18 June 6 Hen. VIII., witnessing receipt by Thomas Heron, for his father John Heron, supervisor of customs in the port of London, from Sir John Daunce, of 109l. 16s. 4d. in "further prest" for retaining hoys and crayers to transport the King's army royal. Signed by Heron.
18 June.
Galba B. III., 200. B.M.
Wrote last on the [16th] inst. Received, this morning, Henry's letters, of the 12th, to the Archduchess, which they delivered. She admitted that Henry had shewn much to justify the refusal of the 30,000 crowns; yet she had always been anxious to spare the King's money and had bidden Spinelly to write to the Lieut. of Tournay not to be over hasty in paying it. When the bishops of Winchester and Lincoln were, with her, in communication with Berghez, Hans Renner, and Sir Symon Ferrette, touching the sum that Henry should leave for the defence of this country, she demanded "until the sum of 200,000 crowns,"—of which Henry granted one half,—in order that the Emperor might come down, whom Cardinal Gurck was endeavouring to keep away, and she offered her own bonds for repayment. She said the Emperor was impoverished by his war with the Venetians, and she herself had given him 10,000 florins granted to her by the estates of Brabant. She had received the confirmation of the truce by the French King, and directed the ambassadors to notify it to Henry. The Prince of Castile has fallen sick of a little ague; yesterday it was thought serious, but, having taken a little purgation, last night he had good rest. Enclose extract of news obtained by Spinelly from the Master of the Posts. My Lady believes the Emperor is at Inspruck, where Gurck was awaiting him. Request that the Master of the Posts here be paid for the double posts according to promise. Brussels, 18 June. Signed.
Pp. 3, mutilated. Add. Endd.
ii. Extract of news from Italy addressed to the Master of the Posts at Brussels. ...
June.—1. By letters of the 10th June, from Verona, the Emperor was near Lubiana with 3,000 men and 1,500 horse.—2. The Spaniards and Almayns were attempting to close in upon the Venetians on either side.—3. By letters of the 6th, from Milan, the Dukes of Milan and Barry had gone towards Cremona to besiege Crema; new ambassadors had arrived from the Swiss, and at all events they would attempt the castles of Milan, Cremona, and Novara.—4. They only waited an answer from England to make war upon the French.—5. Demand that the Pope shall restore Parma and Placentia to the Duke of Milan.—6. French forces have arrived in Dauphiny.—7. By letters from Verona of the 9th, the Venetians are more obstinate than ever, refusing to hear of peace.—8. The Viceroy offered to send a fleet into the straits of the sea of Venice against the Venetians.—9. Barth. de la Vienne has raised new forces in Romagna and Ferrara.—10. The Venetians have given him leave to fight whenever he will.
Pp. 2, mutilated.
18 June.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 8, f. 131. R.O.
Has written before in defence of his servants, troubled by Master Dalby. Fears his letters have not been received. Is grieved, considering the service he has rendered the King since his coming to this Court, that his complaints of the breaking of his jurisdiction and defects of his rents had not been attended to. Begs that his servants' causes may be determined, and they returned to their rooms without further vexation from his adversary. Rome, 18 June 1514. Signed: Chri. Ebor' Cardinal of Yngland.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
18 June.
Roman Transcr. I., 52 B, f. 435. R.O.
3016. LEO X.
Order to R. bishop of Ostia, Papal chamberlain, and to the treasurer, &c., of the Apostolic chamber to expedite the bulls of Thomas bp. of Tuam without requiring payment for the united church of Annaghdown, which is certified by Christopher card. of St. Praxedes to be so dilapidated and wasted by war that no fruits are at present taken there.
Latin. Modern transcript, p. 1.
19 June.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 209. R.O.
Receipt, 19 June 6 Hen. VIII., by Ric. Gybson, yeoman tailor, from Sir John Daunce, of 40l. in [further] (fn. 2) prest towards mending the King's tents and pavilions now at Calais.
P. 1.
S.P. Hen. VIII.,
8, f. 134. R.O.
2. [5172.] Declaration of account by Richard Gybson, of money received of Sir John Daunce, 19 June 6 Hen. VIII., and spent upon "alderpoles, spears, malls to drive the stakes of tents, wainscots for timber houses, tables and trestylls for the same, planks for houses for workmen upon the said tents," 900 "awndes" of canvas, 19l. 17s.; blue buckram, Brussels say, red say of St. Umbres, green say, ropes and cord, wombs of neat's leather for oiletts, leathers for tents, and various other articles enumerated. Wages of Gibson, 12d. a day. Payments for painting wagons, carriage of timber houses from the Tower of London to the Black Friars, and thence across sea. Reward to the prior of Black Friars for the hire of his house and grounds, and the fields where the said tents were pitched, 23s. 4d. Total payments, 925l. 18d.; which exceeds the receipts by 46l. 14s. 10d.
Large paper, pp. 3. mutilated. Formerly a roll.
19 June.
Lettres de
Louis XII., iv., 328.
Went with all diligence to the King. Found him, on Tuesday, (fn. 3) in his new great ship of 1,500 tons, which was that day dedicated with great triumph. Met the Queen, the Princess Mary, the Pope's ambassadors, several bishops, and a large number of nobles. Were most honorably received, and conducted by the King through the ship, which has no equal in bulk, and has an incredible array of guns. In the scuttle on the top of the mainmast are 80 serpentines and hackbuts. The ship contains seven tiers, one above another. On the ambassadors leaving the ship, a salute was fired from all the guns. Came on Corpus Christi Day (die Sacramenti) to Eltham, a castle situated between two parks, where the King gave them audience, and read the Emperor's letters. Find by various evidences that he was not pleased with their contents. When they told him that the Swiss were intriguing against the Emperor and the Catholic King, and demanded money from France, in accordance with an agreement made before Dijon, offering to league with France, and that there were practices by the Pope, he replied that the Emperor had no such grounds for making a truce, because the Swiss were in league with England against the French, and that the Pope had no other object except a defensive league, for fear of the Spaniards, and that he does not favor the French but gives all possible support to the Duke of Milan. Whenever he needs peace he will not have to send out of his kingdom for it. Finally, he referred them to his Council.
On Friday, accordingly, at Baynard's Castle, met the Duke of Norfolk, the Bishops of Winchester, Durham, and Lincoln, the Prior of St. John's, the Lord Chamberlain and the master of the Rolls. The Council expressed much surprise at the King of Aragon making this truce without giving notice to Henry, who, after the slaughter of Ravenna, had entered into war on his account and thus enabled him both to preserve Naples and subdue Navarre, and said they would not have believed that the Emperor would have made answer to Quintana without giving notice to England. They thought their Sovereign should not have been treated like a boy, and can never expect him to accept a truce, the articles of which have not been transmitted to him either by the Emperor or Aragon. Beg him therefore to send the articles to Lady Margaret or hither. This was one of the difficulties of which De Pleine wrote to the Emperor, from Louvain. The English ambassador in Spain has written that he was present when the truce was proclaimed at the court of the King Catholic between the King Catholic, the Emperor, who undertook for the King of England's adherence, the Prince of Castile, Archduchess of Austria, &c. The General of Normandy is still here. They told the Council he was well known to the Emperor as one accustomed to handle more difficult matters than the ransom of the Duke of Longueville. On their saying they hoped the King would not make peace without consulting the Emperor, were assured the General had not spoken on that subject. Have made special visits to the Bishop of Winchester, Duke of Norfolk and the Bishop of Lincoln, to counteract the designs of the General and Count Louis de Canosse, who has been sent through France by the Pope. Found them all much alarmed, and very distrustful of the Emperor, though the writers have somewhat appeased them. Have learned more from the Bishop of Lincoln than the others. He says plainly, that the King might, if he would, make peace with France, but it would be ruinous to the Emperor and the Prince's countries; he hopes, however, the King will do nothing to their prejudice. Thinks the General of Normandy has declared all that the Emperor and the Catholic King have endeavoured to bring about with France. Doing this with the view of separating the King of England from them; and, that done, France will make the agreement which involves least loss. Wolsey spoke about the marriage of Lady Eleanor, the duchy of Burgundy, Gueldres, the marriage of Renée, the sending of Bontemps with letters of ratification, &c. He said, besides, the King would cross the sea in 24 days to besiege Boulogne, which he could do more easily without horses and provisions from the Low Countries, as the transport from England was shorter, and the Swiss were more bound to the King than they ever were to the Emperor; that they were willing to enter France; but the King and his Council thought better the King and the Swiss should do so simultaneously; that the King will never make peace. He is very angry that the Emperor had not declared his intentions before they had gone to expence for solemnizing the marriage at Calais. The King, however, will have regard to the burthens borne by the Emperor, provided he acts friendly, and lets the King know his intentions decidedly by sending the articles of truce and declaring whether he accepted them or not, in all events, and what was his intention with regard to ships and horsemen of the Low Countries. Were told by the chief councillors they would not take it so amiss if the Emperor would say at once what he does not wish to do. That he lets the time slip without declaring his resolution, they cannot understand; because he seems to refuse to England the services of his subjects, and yet allow the French to make use of them against England. Some are of opinion that the Catholic King does not wish the termination of the war with Venice, and that the depression of France would be more useful to the Emperor. London, 19 June 1514.
19 June.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 8, f. 138. R.O.
3019. [5174.] LEO X. to HENRY VIII.
The Bishop of Worcester will inform the Bishops of Winchester and Lincoln what the Pope wishes the King to do. Has great reliance in him for furthering the papal projects for the peace and augmentation of Christendom. Rome, 19 June 1514. Seal lost. Countersigned: Ja. Sadoletus.
Latin. Long parchment.
Transcr. I., 1, f. 222. R.O.
2. Copy of the above from the original draft at Rome. Rome, 19 June 1514, anno 2.
Latin. Modern transcript, p. 1.
19 June.
Ib., f. 223. R.O.
3020. LEO X. to AMMONIUS.
Has ordered the Bp. of Worcester to write him some things in the Pope's name. Desires him to help the Bp. of Tricarico, lately sent to the King upon arduous affairs. Rome, 19 June 1514, anno 2.
Latin. Modern transcript, p. 1.
19 June.
Leonis X. Regesta, No. 9825.
Orders him to give credence to the letters of Julius Cardinal de Medicis and Julian de Medicis, to whom the matter to be treated by him has been communicated. Rome, 19 June 1514.
19 June.
Milan Transcripts. R.O.
Interview with Cardinal Bainbridge upon the affair of Clairvaux and St. Ambrose. Rome, 19 June 1514.
Italian. See Milan Calendar, I, No. 690.
20 June.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 8, f. 141. R.O.
3023. [5177.] ST. ALBAN'S.
Indenture granting to Ric. Harvy and Robt. his son, for life, the office of keeper of the woods (specified) belonging to the Abbey of St. Alban, Hertfordshire. 20 June 6 Hen. VIII.
Copy, pp. 3.
[20 June.] (fn. 4)
Venetian Calendar, II., No. 385.
Describes his presentation of the Marquis's present of mares and a scimetar to the King, at Hampton Court (sic), 20 March. The Duke of Longueville, captured at Terouenne, was present. Told the King that his servant Thomas Sieno had been offered by the Marquis to take his choice of horses for the King, but declined. The Queen was also present.
P.S.—There is report of a negociation for peace, but as the King demands Gascony and Picardy a settlement is unlikely. In London is an ambassador from France and one from the Pope. Giovanni Colla is here ambassador from the Duke of Milan. He was three months at the court of the Archduke of Burgundy seeking to obtain the hand of that Archduke's sister for the Duke of Milan, and has now come to England to effect the marriage of the King's sister with the Archduke. London, 20 March 1514.
20 June.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 8, f. 139. R.O.
Sends copy of a letter from a man he has entertained at the French King's court these five months, Nic. de St. Genois. It is probable that St. Genois will be consulted if the French make any enterprise upon Tournay, as he was once of great authority there, and they fancy he has been banished by Ponynges. Asks whether to continue entertaining him. Tournay, 20 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
20 June.
Ib., f. 140. R.O.
3026. [5176.] PONYNGES to WOLSEY.
Begs him to deliver the above to the King. Tournay, 20 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my Lord of Lincoln.
Le Glay,
Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., II., 261.
The moon, say the doctors, is prolonging Charles' illness; but he is improving. Maître Loys Maraton has so pressed his charge to her and those of the finances that an expedient, which he writes to Maître Hans Renner, has been taken and he will be despatched as soon as he gets the surety from the Treasurer. Has had a somewhat cold answer from England as to the 30,000 cr., made, however, before the arrival of the President and Jehan Colle. Understands that they arrived with the King seven days ago, but has no news from them. Has received his letters of the 4th inst. with the ratification of the truce, whereof, in pursuance of his previous letters, she has advertised the President and Colle. Will call her cousin, Count Felix, to all important Councils, and be pleased to see him, for she finds him a wise and valuable personage; but he seems weary of this country.
20 June.
Sanuto, XVIII., 306.
3028. VENICE.
[Note of letters read 30 June, 1514.]
From France, 20 June.—When the General of Normandy obtained audience the King of England demanded a million and a half, with the three towns of Terouane, Boulogne and St. Quentin. He answered "This is not agreement; but my King will make peace and give you the pension accustomed." The King of England said "Now, if he will marry my sister who was wife of the King of Scotland, the agreement shall be made." So that, if the King of France makes the marriage, agreement is certain.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, Nos. 436–7.
21 June.
Ib., 349.
3029. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 12 July 1514.]
From the Ambassador [Badoer], London, 21 June.—The General of Normandy was there negociating and an agreement considered certain.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 444.
22 June.
Exch. Accts., 57 (6). R.O.
3030. BERWICK.
File of 22 warrants, signed by Lord Darcy, to William Langton, treasurer of Berwick, to admit the bearers to wages as members of the "crew" there, the dates ranging from 4 May to 22 June 6 Hen. VIII.
Mostly bald notes merely recording the date and the names of the men. One is in the form of a letter dated at Temple Newsom, 25 May, sending Percival Wortelay, "a bastard son of my cousin, Sir Thomas Wortelaies," and desiring Langton to take charge of him "however unthrifty and drunken ye shall find him." Another is endorsed with a note from Thomas Elys to Langton, written at Reddysdyn in Bynglay parish in favour of the six men appointed. And another, of 20 June, is from Matthew Hall in the absence of "his Lordship," being "forth at his disport."
24 June.
Sanuto, XVIII., 271.
3031. VENICE.
Notes of letters received from Rome, dated 12–24 June 1514, with rumors about the peace being treated between France and England. 12 June.—Another ambassador, M. Bruxe, had been sent to England. 20 June.—The Bishop of Tricarico had gone from France to England.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, Nos. 427, 430–2.
T.R. Misc.
Books, 129, f. 82. R.O.
Draft warrant to Exchequer for payment of 50 mks. yearly, for the office of one of the King's sewers, [see GRANTS IN FEBRUARY, 1514, No. 98,] in half-yearly instalments of 16l. 13s. 4d. at Midsummer and Candlemas, beginning "at Midsummer 6 Hen. VIII., there being no feasts of payment limited" in the pat. of 24 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII. and the Exchequer proposing to rate the payment to Midsummer at 120 days.
Pp. 3.
26 June.
Vitell. B. II., 80. B.M.
3033. [5189.] CONVOCATION.
"1514. Oratio habita in convocatione cleri per Jo. Tailer, juris pontificii doctorem," 26 June, against the brawling and dissolute life of the lower clergy which has given occasion for a recent statute in Parliament. Corrected by the author.
Lat., pp. 4.
27 June.
Venetian Calendar, II., No. 434.
Wrote before of the King's acceptance of the horses. Search is being made for hobbies and dogs to present to the Marquis. Peace expected rather than war. An Italian in the King's service tells him that the French King will go into Italy. London, 27 June 1514.
27 June.
Galba B. III., 208. B.M.
[Is sorry Wolsey] is displeased with the infrequency of his writing; it was only for lack of matter. All Christendom is looking for the resolution the King will take with the Emperor's ambassadors. There is much talk here of the great feasting made to the General of Normandy, of his being present at the sacryng of the King's new s[hip], of his frequent sending to his master, and the like from his master to him; and that his special charge is for the marriage between Louis and the Lady Mary. Does not believe it himself, but it is universally reported by those who desire a breach with England. The friar he wrote of to the King is returned to France without effecting much. Hearing that the vice-admiral (fn. 5) is put to liberty, and has paid his ransom, hopes his claim to one-third of the ransom will be remembered. Brussels, 27 June.
Hol., pp. 2. Mutilated.
28 June.
Add. MS. 18,826, f. 55. B.M.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for coats of motley, &c., to Wm. Pole, yeoman of the Bows, and Wm. Dawbourne, groom of the same. Eltham, 28 June 6 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
Letters of 20th and 21st from France relate that the General of Normandy writes from England that there is hope not only of peace but of a marriage of the King's sister with the King of France. Rome, 28 June 1514.
See Milan Calendar, I, 692.
29 June.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 210. R.O.
3038. SUBSIDY.
Bill, 29 June 6 Hen. VIII., of receipt by Henry Berkeley and Wm. Saundham, collectors of last subsidy, from George Hamerton of Pulbergh parish, Suss., of 40s. at which he was charged for subsidy. Signed as witnessed by John Dawtrey and Edward Palmere, commissioners for subsidy in the rape of Arundel.
P. 1.
29 June.
Sanuto, XVIII., 348.
3039. VENICE.
[Note of letter read 12 July 1514.]
From _ (blank) to Theodoro Triulzi, Paris, 29 June.—The agreement and marriage with England will take place. To the chiefs of the Swiss, who wanted to make an agreement with the King, the latter asked how they would make it, seeing that they did not wish him to have the State of Milan; and they answered that they were willing that he should have it if the agreement took place. The appointment with England is for less money, 560,000 ducats, and two towns Terouane and Tournay.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 443.
30 June.
Venetian Calendar, II., No. 438.
The King's opinion of two of the horses (named). "Duca de Millor, il quale e gran Chuer" (i.e. Grand Equerry, viz. Suffolk), asked him secretly what the Marquis would like. Seeing the way he rode a horse which had been presented by the late Duke of Urbino, the King asked him to enter his service; but he declined, saying that he would rather serve him (the King) at Mantua. London, 30 June.
30 June.
Lettres de Louis XII., iv., 335.
On receipt of her letter of the 18th about the illness of the Prince, went to the King in the absence of John Colla, who was ill of a catarrh. The King told him his ambassadors had written that the fever was abating, and that the Prince would soon be well. Spoke of the General of Normandy, but could learn nothing further. The King complained greatly of the manner in which he had been treated by Aragon and the Emperor, especially by the latter refusing him the services of his subjects, for whom England pays. Replied that the Emperor had been compelled to listen to the truce, although De Pleine believed he had deferred his consent to it till he should know the King's resolution; that the Emperor always had such confidence in Henry that he would have been satisfied with anything he had done, even if it had been a more weighty matter; and as to the men of war, the Emperor had only delayed making answer till he knew if Henry accepted the truce or not. Finally De Pleine said that a union between the Emperor, the King Catholic, the Prince, and the King of England, could not but be for the advantage of all; and that if the Emperor and King Catholic had not given the King due notice, one error was better than two, and a joint peace would be better for England than a separate one.
Henry replied that it touched his honor that the Emperor had made a truce without him, when he had been at such a great expense. As to the Emperor allowing Henry the aid of his subjects, the King said he knew more than De Pleine, because his ambassador had written that the Emperor had told him he could not do it, but as to having made a truce or not he had returned no answer. The King then spoke of the great preparation he had made at Calais for the marriage of the Prince, of which all Christendom was full, and which was to have taken place in the month of May. Every one said, at Rome, in France, in the Prince's countries, and in England, that the delay was only designed to break it off. De Pleine replied that nothing was more desired by the Emperor and Margaret than that it should take effect; that they only wished to change the place on account of the plague, which began there to prevail in May. Hoped the King would have regard for the Emperor's friendship, and none would be able to do them injury. The King said the arrangement he had made with her at Lille had been fruitless; that those named it in, and the Count Palatine also, had as much credit as if they were at Rome.
Had refrained from writing about the Princess [Mary] till he had seen her several times. Has never seen so beautiful a lady. Her deportment is exquisite both in conversation and in dancing, and she is very lively. If Margaret had seen her she would not rest till she had her over; she is very well brought up, and appears to love the Prince wonderfully. She has a very bad picture of him, and is said to wish to see it ten times a day, and to take pleasure in hearing of him. She is not tall, but is a better match in age and person for the Prince than he had heard say. She seems quite young and does not show that in two years she will be as far advanced as Likerke or Fontaine. (fn. 6) Was asked by the Bishop of Lincoln why they had broken off the marriage. Replied that they did not consider it broken off, and that the obligations contained in the first treaty were not so easily invalidated. On being asked why the time had been allowed to pass, said it was nobody's fault, but only the consequence of making these truces, and the distance of the Emperor. Was asked by another great person if the French King had had the small pox (les pocques). Some say the alliance with the Prince will be very costly to this kingdom. Thinks, however, that most influential persons are in favor of it. Considers that the Emperor and the Prince ought to give effect to it. The Prince will be heir to great kingdoms, to obtain which this alliance will help him. As there ought to be more zeal exhibited on the part of the husband than of the lady, some great personage should be sent to espouse the Princess, per verba de prœsenti, who should propose, instead of Escluse or Tenremonde, some place nearer Antwerp or Malines to solemnize the marriage, according to the pleasure of the Emperor. The Queen is believed to be with child, and is so, as far as the writer can judge. She is of a lively and gracious disposition; quite the opposite of the Queen her sister [Joan of Aragon] in complexion and manner. The painter has made a good likeness of Mary. London, 30 June.
30 June.
Stowe MS. 146, f. 126. B.M.
Master Dawnce, pray pay my cousin John Ashebourneham, 150l., towards making a bridge and tower for defence of the Cambre beside Wynchelse, in full payment of the King's warrant. Gwynes, 30 June 6 Hen. VIII. Signed.
Small paper, p. 1. See No. 2825.
30 June.
Sanuto, XVIII., 326.
3043. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 3 July 1514.]
From Vetor Lippomano, Rome, 30 June.—Learnt on the 29th the loss of Citadella and 300 of the Venetian light horse. The agreement with England will include the marriage with the King's sister who was promised to the Archduke of Burgundy, not that of Scotland. Afterwards the King of France will attend to Italian affairs. The Duke of Milan will commit the castles of Milan and Cremona to the Swiss.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 440.
[Eras. Ep.
Edit. Allen, I., 293.]
The letter of Vol. II, No. 1360, was apparently written about June 1514.
Eras. Ep. VII.,
32. [Edit. Allen, I., 294.]
Sends three boxes to be kept till his coming; which shall be shortly, when he has saluted Montjoy and some other friends. Surprised that Francis the bookseller brought no letters from Gilles. London, 1514.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 8, f. 143. R.O.
Madame of Savoy is writing in his favor, that Florys may be reimbursed for 205 horsemen raised for the service of England. Before his departure from these parts, the King appointed him one of the governors of the Prince of Castile, which has caused him great expenses. Begs Suffolk will assist him in recovering the money disbursed for the purpose expressed, by the hands of Messire Edward Ponynges. Brussells,—June 1514. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
Le Glay,
Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., II., 240.
Forwards letters for him just received from his ambassadors in England, together with the few lines they wrote her, so that he may see all and both answer them and instruct her how to act in these perplexed matters, and especially to "mectre ordre au fait des ... car je n'ay pas grant espoir aux Estatz du pays."
P.S.—Monsieur her nephew continues to make a rapid recovery.
Exch. Accts., 208 (5). R.O.
File of 33 receipts given by Thomas Byrkes, one of the clerks of Green Cloth, to John Rycrofte, serjeant of the Larder, for malt delivered at Calais in June 6 Hen. VIII. Showing the ships in which the malt came, with other particulars.
Filed with accounts concerning the Calais garrison in the time of Henry VII. and of Edw. VI.
3049. GRANTS IN JUNE, 1514.
1 (fn. 7). William Gonson, the King's servant. Licence to export 100 sacks of wool from London, Southampton or Sandwich, through and beyond the Straits of Marroke, paying for all customs and dues, 4 mks. per sack, half at the end of three years after shipment and the other half three years later. Greenwich, 16 April 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 June 5* Hen. VIII. P.S. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 11. [4140.]
2. John Caryll, serjeant-at-law. To be one of the King's serjeants-at-law. Del. Otford, 1 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII, p. 2, m. 4. [5141.]
3. George, son and heir of Thomas Pontesbury. Livery of lands. Del. Otford, 1 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 4. [5142.]
4. Justices of Gaol Delivery.
Midland Circuit.—Humph. Conyngesby, Guy Palmes, John Jenour and Ric. Higham. Westm., 1 June. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17d. [5143.]
5. Robert Herde of London, haberdasher. Licence to import 120 "groces of Frenche, Millen or other cappes." Eltham, 22 May 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 1 June. P.S. (in English). French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 4. [5144.]
6. John Botill. Fiat for a commission to purvey capons, hens, geese, cranes, pheasants, partridges, larks and other fowl and also eggs and butter; until 1 Nov. Del. Westm., 1 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (addressed to the Clerk of the Crown by John Shurley, Cofferer of the Household).
7. Maurice Clonne, yeoman of the Crown. Custody of New Radnor Park, and "le Goore Mede," near the town of New Radnor, Marches of Wales; and grant of a wood called Coyde Soweytht in "le Merewode" of Soweyth Nythian in Myleneyth, in Wales; for life. Del. Otford, 2 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII, p. 2, m. 4. [5145.]
8. Richard Blount, the King's servant. Grant of the annual rent of 40 mks. payable to the King by Giles Grevell and his heirs, by patent 4 Dec. 23 Hen. VII., which granted them the manors of Upton Snodysbury and Wykeburnell, Worc., with all lands in Upton Snodesbury, Wyke Burnell, Bright-Hampton, Browghton, Pepulton and Parshore, forfeited by Francis lord Lovel, for 31 years, at the rent of 40 marks. The rent to revert to the Crown if Blount die before the end of the 31 years. Del. Otfort, 2 June, 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 4. [5146.]
9. Sir Richard Fitzlewys. Warrant for discharge of fines, &c., according to the ordinance, as going over sea in the present army in Lord Bergevenny's company. 3 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed: G. Bergevenny). [5147.]
10. Nicholas Hurleton. Lease of the corn mill and fulling mill of Dee, with a fishery called the Kingespole, in the county palatine of Chester, for 31 years, at a rent of 85l. (sic) a year; sc. 50l. for the corn mill, 11l. for the fulling mill, and 4l. for the fishery. Hurleton to make all necessary repairs. Del. Otford, 5 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. [5149.]
11. William Arundell, knight, lord Mautravers (s. and h. apparent of Thomas earl of Arundell) and Lady Anne his consort, sister of Henry earl of Northumberland. Grant, by charter, in tail male, of the manors of Stowebardolff, Cantelowe, Strumpshaugh and Scroteby, Norf. Witnesses: William abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, R. bp. of Winchester, Privy Seal, Thomas bp. of Durham, secretary, Edward duke of Buckingham, Thomas duke of Norfolk, treasurer of England, Thomas marquis Dorset, George earl of Shrewsbury, steward of the Household, Charles earl of Worcester, King's Chamberlain, George Nevile lord Bergevenny, and John Bourghchier lord Berners. Del. Otford, 5 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (without witnesses' names). Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9 (without witnesses; cancelled, but the marginal explanation lost by mutilation). Charter Roll 200, No. 6. [5150.]
12. John Pylgryme, late of Hengham, Norf., junr., butcher. Pardon. Del. Otford, 10 June 6 Hen VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 4. [5157.]
13. Henry Holtesweller, native of Barg, under the obedience of the Duke of "Golike," the King's goldsmith. Denization. Del. Otford, 12 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3. [5160.]
14. Ralph Baty, usher of the Hall. To have the serjeantship of Wygmoresland, Salop, vice John Mathewes, with 40s. a year, payable at the receipt of the exchequer of Wygmore. Eltham, 27 May 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Knoll, 12 June. P.S. (in English). Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5. [5161.]
15. Robert Dey of How Carleton, Norf. Warrant for his enjoyment of the liberties lately granted to soldiers and to have protection, as retained by Sir Thomas Tyrrell to serve in the war. 12 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed. Thomas Tyrell). [5162.]
16. Commissions of the Peace. See Appendix.
York, West Riding.—Westm., 16 June. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
Berks.—Westm., 16 June. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9d. [5166.]
17. Henry Whyte, late of the parish of Ryngewold, alias of Owre, Kent, husbandman. Pardon. Del. Otford, 16 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 4. [5167.]
18. Thomas Archer of Theydon, alias of Writtyll, Essex. Protection for one year; going in the retinue of Sir Richard Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 21 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3 (dated 26 June). [5178.]
19. William Blount Lord Mountjoy, the Queen's chamberlain. Wardship and marriage of Anne, a daughter and heir of Sir John Mountegomery; with custody of her third part or purparty of the lands. The other daughters are Dorothy and Ellen, also minors. Del. Westm., 21 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15. [5179.]
20. Charles earl of Worcester, the King's chamberlain. Christopher Ursewyke, clk., Edmund Steynbank, clk., Sir Robert Drury, Sir William Walgrave, and Sir John Husy, John Newdegate, serjeant-at-law, and Thomas Corbete. Pardon of all alienations of the manors of Great Brikhyll, Bucks, of Foxley, Bawdeswell, and Sparham, Norf., and of Roydon and Badmondesfeld, Suff., and lands in Great Brikhyll, Foxley, Bawdeswell, Sparham, Roydon, and Badmondesfeld. Grant of the issues of the premises to the said Earl. Licence to him and Henry Somersette, his eldest son, to enfeoff Richard bishop of Winchester, Thomas bp. of Durham, Thomas bp. of Lincoln, Hugh bp. of Exeter, Thomas marquis of Dorset, Henry earl of Devon, Henry earl of Essex, Henry earl of Wilts, Robert Willughby Lord Broke, Walter Devereux Lord Ferrers, Sir William Compton, Sir William Sandes, Sir John Dudley, Sir John Savage junr., Sir John Husy, [Sir] Peter Egecombe, Sir [John S]peke, Sir Amias Pollette, Sir Richard Herbert, Sir Edward Stradlyng, William Herbert of Troy, Mathew Cradocke, Rees Mauncell, William Courteney, and John Caylevey, and William Marwoode, Lewis Pollard, Richard Broke, and John Roo, [serjeants]-at-law, of the honor of Gower, the manor, lordship and castle of Swannesey, the manor or lordship of Kylvey and castle of Oistermouthe, the manor and castle of Lloughourne, and the manors of Pennard and Westgower, South Wales, and the manors or lordships of Wyllyngton, Heref., with appurtenances. Del. Westm., 21 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. [5180.]
21. Richard Edsawe of London, draper. Protection for one year; going in the retinue of Sir Richard Wingfild, Deputy of Calais. Eltham, 19 June 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 June. P.S. [5181.]
22. Wm. Ulverston, one of the purveyors of the Acatry. Fiat for a commission to take sea fish for the Household, until 21 Dec. Del. 21 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (addressed to the Clerk of the Crown by John Shurley, Cofferer).
23. Justices of Gaol Delivery.
Oxford Circuit.—Rob. Brudenell, senr., John Neuport and Rob. Brudenell, junr. Westm., 23 June. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17d.
Nottingham Castle.—Commission to Thos. Babyngton, Anthony Babyngton, Wm. Wymondeswold, Wm. Clerkeson, John Dunham, Ric. Savage, Humph. Hercy and John Willughby. Westm., 23 June. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3d. [5183.]
24. Sir John Sharp. To be steward, receiver and feodary of the honor of Wormegey, Norf., and bailiff and parker of Wormegey, from Easter 5 Hen. VIII., for life. Westm., 23 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3. [5184.]
25. Andrew Skite of London, merchant, alias of Danske in foreign parts. Protection for one year; going in the retinue of Sir Richard Winkefeld, lieutenant of Calais. Eltham, 23 June 6 Hen. VIII. P.S. [5185.]
26. Justices of Gaol Delivery.
Leicester town.—Ric. Raynold, mayor, Humph. Conyngesby, Guy Palmes, Ralph Swyllyngton, Wm. Wygston, senr., Wm. Wyg[ston], junr., Ric. Gyllot and Wm. Bolt. Westm., 24 June. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11d.
Home Circuit.—John Butteler, John More and Simon Fitz. Westm., 24 June. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17d. [5186.]
27. Thomas bp. of Lincoln and John abbot of St. Edmund's Bury. Next collation of an abbot to the exempt monastery of St. Saviour, Bermondesey, Surr. Del. Otford, 24 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7. Rymer XIII. 405. [5187.]
28. John Gilberd of Newport, Isle of Wight, shoemaker. Protection; going to the war. Westm., 24 June. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 14. [5188.]
29. John Scherley, esquire. Fiat for his custody of the manor or lordship of Seynt Margaret Stratton, Wilts, from Mich. next, for 30 years, at 13l. 10s. 8d. rent and 12d. increase. Del. Westm., 24 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed by Norfolk, as treasurer; with certificate by Robert Blagge that surety is found in the Exchequer).
30. Ralph Brandesby, late of Kepyke, North Riding of Yorkshire, gentleman. Pardon. Del. Westm., 26 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. [5190.]
31. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix.
York, East Riding.—W[estm]., 27 June. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d. [5193.]
32. Citizens of Winchester. Inspeximus and confirmation of:—
A. Pat. 8 May 2 Edw. IV. (P. 1, m. 12) confirming:—
a. Pat. 10 March 17 Hen. VI., confirming:—
Ch. 25 Nov. 3 Hen. IV., confirming:—
Ch. 6 May 10 Edw. III., conf. with additions:—
Ch. 5 May 1 Edw. III., conf. with additions:—
Chs. (2) of Hen. II.
Ch. 20 June 18 Edw. I., conf.:—
Ch. 4 May 11 Hen. III.
b. Pat. 7 June 20 Hen. VI.
B. Pat. 8 Oct. 20 Hen. VII.
Westm., 27 June [6 Hen. VIII.]. Conf. Roll 50, No. 7.
33. Ric. Lenard, of Camden, Glou., yeoman. Warrant for protection according to the Act, as retained to serve under Sir Wm. Compton in the war. Eltham, 26 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (without note of delivery. Signed: Wyll'm Compton). French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 14, dated (Westm., 28 June). [5191.]
34. Ric. Rust, of Shernborne, Norf., husbandman. Reversal of outlawry sued for debt and damages in the King's Bench by Joan widow of John Wayprowe of Riburgh Magna; the said Richard having surrendered to the Marshalsea prison. Westm., 28 June. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16. [5194.].
35. Justices of Gaol Delivery.
Norfolk Circuit.—Sir John Fyneux, Sir Rob. Rede and Wm. Mordaunt. Westm., 28 June.
Northern Circuit.—Brian Palmes, John Erneley, Rob. Henryson and Thos. Stray. Westm., 28 June. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17d. [5195.]
36. Sir John Gyfford. Wardship and marriage of Dorothy, a daughter and heir of Sir John Mountegomery, and custody of her third part or purparty of his lands. The other daughters are Ellen and Anne, also minors. Del. Westm., 28 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5. [5196.]
37. Guy Towres alias Stevinson, of Teteney, alias of Botheby, alias of Grauntham, gent. or yeoman, Linc., alias of Cambridge, draper, alias of Newinton Grene, Midd., gent. or yeoman. Pardon. Eltham, 26 June 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 June. P.S. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15. [5197.]
38. Leonard de Spinellis, clk., the Pope's cubicularius. Presentation to the church of Cotyngham, York dioc. Del. Westm., 29 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6. [5198.]
39. Robert Parrowe, Edmund Ballard, Thomas Stevynson, baker, and Cuthbert Robson, all of Spaldyng, Linc. Pardon of all offences before 20 March 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. [5200.]
40. Thomas Woode, yeoman of the Crown, and Thomas Dawson. Grant, in survivorship, of an annuity of 10l. from the customs of Exeter and Dartmouth. Del. Westm., 30 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2. [5201.]
41. Robert Merbury, yeoman usher of the Queen's chamber. To be feodary of the duchy of Exeter, within the county of Devon, for life. Del. Westm., 30 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6. [5202.]
42. Master Roger Clerk. Presentation to the prebend of St. John the Baptist, in the collegiate church of Warwick, Worc. dioc., vice Master William Clerk, resigned. Eltham, 27 June 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Wesmt., 30 June. P.S. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5. [5204.]


  • 1. Colla.
  • 2. Cancelled.
  • 3. June 13th.
  • 4. The date "20 March" given in the Venetian Calendar is inconsistent with the postscript. If the number "20" is correct the only possible date is 20 June and the presentation must have taken place at Eltham, not Hampton Court.
  • 5. Clermont.
  • 6. Maid of honor to Margaret.
  • 7. This entry is of the year 1513, accidentally misplaced.