Henry VIII: July 1514

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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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July 1514

1 July.
Vitell. B. II., 82. B.M.
3050. [5209.] CONVOCATION.
Speech of the prolocutor in Convocation, moving its adjournment, on account of the epidemic and the heat of the weather, till the winter.
Lat., in Taylor's hand, p. 1. Headed: 1 July 1514.
1 July.
Galba B. III., 163. B.M.
3051. [5208.] SPINELLY to [HENRY VIII.].
* * *
Item, that divers Scotch reported that English ships of war had done much harm in Scotland; that the Secretary of the Emperor had been in Scotland to see the Queen, and the Emperor would gladly take her in marriage; that the Council there will not give the archbishopric of St. Andrews to Cardinal Cybo; that he and the Bishop of Moray have been negotiating for an exchange with Bourgys en Berry in France; and that the Bishop wants to be made Cardinal and "Legat de latere" in Scotland. Letters from Rome, of the 14 and 15 June, state that the Pope is French, that Cardinal St. Severin and the French ambassador are in great favor with him—"that with the Pope's brother were gone to Florence, disguised, six cardinals of the youngest." * * * "the Archduchess wh ... th[at] then she had sent after the ambassador of [Aragon, who] was departed towards Antwerp, to advertise [him how] Diego di Castro, one of my Lord the Prince of C[astile's secretaries] in Spanish, being put in prison the last [year in] the castle of Vylleford, at the King of Arago[n's] request, is escaped and runned away out of prison, f[or] she doubted the said ambassador shall think it h[ath been] done wilfully." Before the late invasion of Heynault by the French, the Aragonese ambassador produced letters from his fellow at the French court, stating that the King had forbidden all such invasions of the Prince's country. After the invasion she told the ambassador that no great trust must be put in his or the Frenchmen's promises. She confirmed the news of the Emperor's secretary going into Scotland. (Here follows a mutilated passage, of which no sense can be made.) Hainault king of arms being sent to the French King to complain of the invasion of Hainault was lodged with Montjoye, who said, when a post came from the French ambassador in England, "J'espoire que nous et nos cousins d'Angleterre serons bons amis en brief, et que nos gens d'armes passeront en Italie." The Pope is said to be French, and very friendly with the Venetians, and that the Ursyns, are supported by him—that he will admit the French into Milan, that he may have Naples. (fn. 1) The Swiss Diet is assembled at Zurich, and "the King's graces ambassadors be there." * * * "the King of Aragon sith ... is much affeyblysshed, and goeth no more on ho[rseback], but only in a litter." The Duke of Genoa has dismissed his 600 Spanish troops. Brussells, 1 July. Signed.
Pp. 4, mutilated.
1 July.
Ib., 209. B.M.
Wrote last on the 27th ult. Have not since heard from the King. Send copy of a letter from the Lo[rds of] Brabanson and Dysenghien to the Archduchess touching the last inroad of the French into Hainault and its punishment. Maraton has gone to the Prince's treasurer for the 30,000 crowns of gold required by the Emperor. Berghis, Dissilstain and others have gone to Holland to obtain a continuance of the accustomed aid; Bevers and the Lord Admiral to Zeland. The President of the Privy Council has desired leave to come home, leaving John Cole in his place. The Lady Margaret told him, it was for the Emperor, who sent him, to give him leave. Send a bill of news obtained by Spinelly. The Prince of Castile is recovering from his fever. Brussels, 1 July 151[4]. Signed.
Pp. 2, mutilated.
1 July.
Sanuto, XVIII., 322.
3053. VENICE.
Note that on 1 July the French ambassador, bp. of Asti, announced that he had letters from Rome showing that the agreement with England would shortly take place, and a marriage was being treated.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 439.
3 July.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 211. R.O.
Copy of Sir Geoffrey Gates's licence to export. See GRANTS IN JULY, No. 4.
Large paper, pp. 3.
3 July.
Stowe MS. 146, f. 125. B.M.
Warrant to Sir John Daunce to pay Paul van Vreland, the King's harness gilder, for certain gold, quicksilver and workmanship, 121l. 6s. 8d. Eltham, 15 June 6 Hen. VIII.
ii. Vrelant's receipt dated 3 July subscribed.
4 July.
Le Glay, Analectes Hist., p. 190.
"Il declare à Marguerite qu'il ne veut plus payer les troupes des Pays Bas." Eltham, 4 July 1514.
4 July.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 8, f. 144. R.O.
Against the escheator of Warwick and Worcestershire, who wished to find certain sinister offices on the lands of Henry Pympe whose wardship he has from the King. Has not heard from them a long time. Tournay, 4 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: The Lieutenant of Tournay.
4 July.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 8, f. 145. R.O.
The garrison is well. Has written several letters, and received no reply. The retinue left with him in Tournay are in good health, and will be glad to serve him. My lord Captain has made him overseer of Wesse and Helsyng, Wolsey's places. Tournay, 4 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: My Lord of Lincoln. Endd.
4 July.
Sanuto, XVIII., 350.
3059. VENICE.
[Note of letters seen 12 July 1514.]
From Vetor Lippomano, Rome, 3 and 4 July.—The marriage alliance between France and England not yet concluded. Betting at Rome on the probability of the French coming to Italy this year.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 442.
6 July.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 8, f. 146. R.O.
3060. [5228.] THE NAVY.
Declaration of account for building and fitting The Henry Grace à Dieu:—Timber, consisting of 1,752 tons, &c., 437l. 17s. 7¼d. wrought and unwrought iron, 408l. 19s. 7½d.; brass, &c., 243l. 6s. 3½d. coal for the iron, 133l. 12s. 6d.; cordage, 969l. 2s. 11d.; ox-hair, lime, rosin, 100l. 13s. 10d.; blocks, pullies, &c., 63l. 0s. 19d.; spades, platters, tankards, &c., 155l. 13s. 10d.; lathes, painting colors, 36l. 0s. 7d.; bedding for the workmen, watchmen, &c., 296l. 9s. 2d.; sundries, 685l. 7s. 2½d. Total, 3,530l. 5s. 1¾d.
Wages, from 3 Oct. 4 Hen. VIII. to 6 July 6 Hen. VIII., 2,192l. 6s. 3d.; shipwrights and sawyers, 185l. 16s. 7d.; mariners employed in fetching timber, 55l. 6s. 3d.; masters' wages at 20s. per month; quartermasters', 10s. a month; purser, 8s. a month; 3 other officers, 7s. 6d. a month; 217 mariners, 5s. a month; with others, 254l. 9s. 1½d. William Bound, 2s. a day; his clerk, 8d. a day; servant, 6d. a day. Overseeing the workmen and keeping accounts, 101l. 6s. 8d.
Coats for 141 shipwrights, at 4s., 3s., and 2s.
Conduct money, 95l. 5s.
Victuals, 7,497½ doz. and 2 loaves of bread, 370l. 7s. 8d.; 1,543 pipes and 2 kilderkins of beer, 526l. 19s. 11d.; 557 beeves, 706l. 17s. 9d.; 205 score muttons, 32l. 5s. 8d.; porks, 36s.; 27 calves, 75s.; 9 [barrels] of beef, 8l. 5s. 2d.; 1,001 quarters of ab .. d. th s. lings, 38l. 2s.; 16 barrels of fish, 8l. 10s.; 4,522 cods, 87l. 2s. 10d.; 45 salmons, 30s.; 10½ lasts and 2 cads of red herring, 54l. 0s. 12d.; 19½ lasts 4½ barrels of white herring, 88l. 18s. 10d.; 20 cads of sprotts, 24s. 8d.; 4½ pipes of baysalt, and 4 bz. at 26s. 3d. a pipe; 12 weys 7 bz. 1 peck of baysalt, 13l. 7s. 6d.; 7 barrels of butter, 4l. 6s.; 30 weys and 3 qrs. of cheese, 19l. 4s.; white salt, 13d.; oatmeal, green and grey pease, eggs, &c., 62l. 0s. 6d. Total, 1,969l. 18s. 2d.
Hay and pasture for cattle. Prests and rewards (sums torn off).
Sum of all costs of The Henry Grace de Dieu and 3 small galleys, 8,708l. 5s. 3d.
Paper roll, mutilated; the commencement with particulars of the receipts (amounting to 8,745l. 7s. 6d.) being torn off. Large paper, pp. 6.
Exch. Accts.,
61 (5). R.O.
2. File of very mutilated memoranda of provisions and wages expended, and material used, in making and rigging The Harry Grace Dieu.
Anfänge Karls V., App. 21.
Instruction to Louis Maroton to be shown to the Emperor on behalf of Margaret of Savoy.
The Emperor knows from the letters of the President and John Colla, who are now in England, the causes of the King's annoyance. Unless these are remedied quickly he may leave this House and appoint with the French. * * *
8 July.
Eras. Ep. VIII., 47. [Edit. Allen, I., 295.]
Had a good crossing, sea, wind and weather being most favourable and the hour of sailing convenient, viz., about 1 p.m.; but those pirates of sailors caused him great anxiety by carrying off into another ship his bag containing the lucubrations of years. They do this in order to steal if they get the opportunity, and if not to extort money from the traveller. Has often wondered that the princes of England tolerate such wretches, whose treatment of strangers wounds the reputation of the whole realm. Forgets whether he told Ammonius that he personally saluted the King and was received lovingly. Afterwards the bp. of Lincoln commanded him to hope for the best, but forgot about a gift. The bp. of Durham gave him 6 nobles spontaneously, for the fourth time. The Archbishop added as much, and Rochester a royal. Writes this lest anyone should think he had made his going a pretext for collecting a large sum of money. Will stay a few days here in Hammes castle with Mountjoy and then go into Germany, saluting a few friends by the way; and if he meet with fortune answering to his wishes and the promises of others he will hasten his return. Hammes, postridie non. Julias 1514.
8 July.
Eras. Ep. (Edit. Allen), I., 296.
Reply to a letter urging him to return to the monastery. Explains his view of Christian duty, his dislike of ceremonies and his health's impatience of fastings. Has never travelled from place to place without good cause. Spain, Italy, Germany, France, England, Scotland, all have invited him. At Rome, without his seeking, he was received like a brother by all the cardinals, notably St. George, Bologna, Grimani, Nantes and the present Pope. In England every bishop desires him as a guest. The King, before coming to the throne, wrote with his own hand to Erasmus in Italy, and now always welcomes him lovingly, and has often commanded the Almoner to look out a benefice for him. The Queen has sought to attach him to her as teacher. If he would stay in Court, even for a few months, he might gather as many benefices as he wished. The archbishop of Canterbury treats him like a son or brother and has given him a benefice (fn. 2), afterwards allowing him to resign it for a pension of 100 cr. Lord Mountjoy, formerly his pupil, allows him 100 cr. yearly. The King and the bp. of Lincoln, who is now all powerful with the King, make great promises. Both the Universities desire to have him and in Cambridge he has been teaching Greek gratis for many months. Here are colleges in which is so much religion, so much moderation of life, as to prove that no religion is to be despised. His favour with John Colet, dean of St. Paul's, is well known.
Work he has done, Enchiridion, Adagia, De Rerum Verborumque Copia, St. Jerome's Epistles, New Testament. Is now engaged on St. Paul's Epistles.
His dress and the changes made in it in Italy and England.
Received his letter only by chance and after it had been read by many. Is now going to Basle to publish his lucubrations and may spend the winter in Italy. Hammes castle near Calais, postridie nonas Julias 1514.
Eras. Ep.
XXIX., 50. [Edit. Allen, I., 297.]
Dedication of a little book of Plutarch (De Utilitate capienda ab Inimicis). Need not further commend it knowing that the book by the same author which he dedicated to the King was acceptable through Wolsey's commendation. "Atque id quoque ita liquebit, si negocii quo quod agimus eventus et meis votis et vestris pollicitis respondebit." Obligations to the King.
Headed as to the bp. of Lincoln, great almoner.
Election. See GRANTS IN JULY, No. 28.
9 July.
Paris MS.
3066. LOUIS XII.
Obligation of Louis XII. to pay Henry VIII. 1,000,000 cr. by instalments on 1 Nov. and 1 May yearly (see No. 3130). St. Germain en Laye, 9 July, 1514.
See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 178.
10 July.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 214. R.O.
Bill of receipt, 10 July 6 Hen. VIII., by Ralph Broke from Sir Hugh Conway, treasurer of Calais, of 60l. in full payment of the King's reward given to him. Signed.
P. 1.
10 July.
Hist. MSS. Com., Rep. XIII., App. 4, p. 306.
Complains of the non-payment of wages of himself and Reynold Mynours, as elect representatives of Hereford in the Parliament. London, 10 July 6 Hen. VIII.
There is also part of a letter, dated Lincoln's Inn, 8 Feb. [following] from the other representative Reynold Meynours threatening legal proceedings. The writer states that they appeared at the Parliament on 5 Feb. but, for his part, he only did so because he was sworn to maintain the city of Hereford and therefore did not wish the citizens to be amerced. "And whereas you write that I should be bound to save you harmless at the Parliament and that the Queen's tenant goeth free of toll by an act at the last Parliament; as to saving of you harmless, wise men may know when we have entered into the Parliament we have taken the charges on us," and there was no such act passed at last Parliament, only an act that the Queen should have her jointure.
[11 July.]
Milan Calendar, I., No. 696.
Affair of Clairvaux and St. Ambrose.
12 July.
Le Glay, Analectes Hist., p. 191.
II "mande à Marguerite que le Sieur de la Roche et Jehan Colle, députés vers lui par l'Empereur et par elle, se sont bien acquittés de leur tâche." Eltham, 12 July 1514.
12 July.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 8, f. 154. R.O.
3071. [5251.] RICHARD SAMPSON to WOLSEY.
When he was with him in the boat yesterday, Wolsey complained of his want of assiduity. Is much hurt at the charge. Earnestly entreats that Wolsey will harbour no such suspicion. Never a day has passed that he has not been in his presence, as those who had seen him can testify. Nothing so pleasant to him as to be employed in Wolsey's service, though he does not like the racket of business. Had begged Wolsey, when he entered his service, to be allowed time to study the civil and canon law. Finds more need for that study than ever. iv. id. Jul. 1514.
Lat., pp. 2. Addressed: Reverendo inprimis patri et domino, Domino Thomæ Lyncoll' episcopo.
12 July.
Sanuto, XVIII., 370.
3072. VENICE.
[Note of letters seen 16 July 1514.]
From Vetor Lippomano, Rome, 12 July.—The King of France has had gout and flux, and is better. His agreement with England would certainly take place. The Pope has letters from Spain thanking him for interposing to make that agreement. * * *
On the 11th came letters from France stating that the agreement will certainly be made and afterwards the King will attend to Italian affairs. Already he has mustered his men in Dauphiné. The bailly of Dijon has arrived in post and is much caressed by the Pope. * * * The Cardinal of England is very ill. One who has come from Scotland through France says the agreement will take place. * * *
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, Nos. 447–8.
12 July.
Ib., 416, 419.
3073. VENICE.
[Note and extract entered under 5 and 6 Aug. 1514 of letters received 4 Aug.]
From Lorenzo Pasqualigo to his brothers, London, 8 and 12 July.—The agreement considered as made. Tournay to return to the Duke of Burgundy. France to pay 600,000 cr. in six years and the usual pension of 60,000 cr. The delay only due to the King's wish to levy all the money granted by Parliament for the war. The French ambassador caressed. The Spanish ambassador remains at home dispirited, and the English speak rudely of Spain for her breach of faith in making truce with France.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, Nos. 455–6.
13 July.
Le Glay, Analectes Hist., p. 191.
Il "annonce à Marguerite que la reine sa femme est enceinte." Eltham, 13 July 1514.
13 July.
II "informe Marguerite qu'après s'être emparé de la ville de Tournai, il a confié l'administration de cet évêché à l'évêque de Lincoln, attendu que l'évêque de Tournai, ne s'est pas présenté pour lui prêter foi et hommage. Il la prie d'aider ledit évêque à percevoir les revenus de ce diocèse et à en diriger l'administration conformément à la bulle du Pape obtenue pour cet objet." Eltham, 13 July 1514.
14 July.
Vitell. B. II., 82.* B.M. Rymer XIII., 404.
Announces the death of the Cardinal of York. Worcester's letters will inform the King how much trouble the writer has taken in the King's service, and the particulars of the Cardinal's death. 14 July 1514. Signed and sealed.
P. 1. Add.
15 July.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 215. R.O.
Warrant to pay Sir Wistan Brown, for his 100 men who tarried two days "for to ... and see execution done upon felons and murderers," 4d. a day for each man for the said two days. 15 (?) July 6 Hen. VIII.
Small paper, faded, p. 1.
16 July.
Harl. MS. 3,462, f. 147. B.M. Halliwell's Royal Letters, I, 223. (Translation).
Understands from his servant Thomas Cene his noble reception by the Marquis, the indulgence granted him of selecting what horses he liked. On his refusal the Marquis had chosen four of the very best, and sent them to the King by his messenger, John Rattus. Thanks him for his generous present. Eltham, 16 July 1514.
Lat. copy, in an Italian hand, pp. 2.
17 July.
Lettres de Louis XII., iv., p. 344.
Was glad to receive his letter of the 7th inst. after so long a silence. Our ambassadors who were in England write that the King's answer to them was that with honour he could not confirm what had been done without his knowledge. They write to you and will be here within two or three days. After hearing them, I will send Louis Maraton, who should already have been on the way to you but that the Treasurer was hindered by his journey into Holland from fulfilling his promise. Desires to know how to act towards the French now that the garrisons are raised and it is impossible to keep them out. The Prince, her nephew, is well. Brussels, 17 July 1514.
17 July.
Vitell. B. XVIII., 90. B.M.
Wrote last on the ... from Judenbourge, in Steyremarke; has been in continual journeying. No news worth writing since the 19th of last month. Arrived here last night. The day before, [departed] from hence the Cardinal Gource, the Bous[chop of Feltri,] the Pope's ambassador, and the ambassadors of Aragon and Hungary, to Gem[und] ... mile hence, to the Emperor. As far as [Wingfield can learn], such charge as the said Cardinal had from th[e Pope to the] Emperor on the 10th May "hath not been exp[ressed] by writing or by mouth till their meeting": it is not known of what [import]ance the same may be; it is conjectured "that the Venetians now do offer to abide ... to what end the said offer shall come is hard ... it is hard to imagine how the foresaid ca[rdinal and] ambassadors of the Pope and Arragon ... all which as it is thought be now with ... " There are many ambassadors here; one from the King [of Poll] and one from the Great Duke of Russia, and an embassade [from] the Great Master of Prwscye." The said ambassadors of Poll and Russia are well accompanied and well appointed, and have brought presents of hawks and sables for the Emperor. The ambassador of Poole has journeyed (he says) 3,000 English miles to meet the Emperor, and the ambassador of Russia much further. Besides these ambassadors, "here is of other, of cardinals, dukes, and cities, above a hundred horses." Wingfield laments that amongst so great a congregation he is so poorly provided;—not only has he no money, but by continual journeys his horses are destroyed, and his "array" and that of his servants wasted;—has been obliged to leave some of his servants behind, dangerously ill. Of Englishmen has now but one with him. Begs Henry to send him relief, or else he shall be ruined, and unable to serve his Majesty as he would wish to do. Welce in Louttotrouooe (I' Haute Autriche), the ... July 1514.
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated. Addressed: The King's grace. Headed in a later hand: 17o Julii.
17 July.
Sanuto, XVIII., 380.
3081. VENICE.
[Note of letters seen 21 July 1514.]
From Vetor Lippomano, Rome, 17 July.—Death and character of the Cardinal of England. The Bailly of Dijon was three days in the Pope's palace before speaking to the French ambassadors. He came, because their writings did not agree, to learn whether it was true that the Pope wished France to have the Duchy of Milan. After learning the truth from the Pope he came out and spoke to the ambassadors and the Cardinal of San Severino. He is 22 years old, and has thanked the Venetian ambassador here for the Signory's good offices; as likewise the King has thanked Dandolo in France. News of appointment between England and France is expected.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 450.
21 July.
Galba B. III., 210. B.M.
Wrote last on the 15th. Have not since heard from the King. It is generally reported that the King has agreed with the French, who will return into Italy. The Archduchess expects to know the King's determination on the coming home of the Emperor's ambassadors; she desires that Henry will provide the lord of Yselsteyn with a new pension, the former one being annulled by the dismissal of the horsemen. He is very necessary "in the government about the lord Prince of Castyll," where he was placed by Henry. Though it was done for their own surety, they are too poor to give him any pension. A prothonotary, son of the Lord de Porthocarriero, is come out of Spain, with other gentlemen, offering to serve the Prince at their own cost. Because they took no leave of the King of Aragon, nor brought writings from him, his ambassador here has asked my Lady to expel them; which she declines to do. Brussells, 21 July 1514. Signed.
P. 1. mutilated. Add.
Add. MS.
32,091, f. 99. B.M.
2. Modern copy of the above.
Pp. 2.
21 July.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 8, f. 155. R.O.
3083. [5262.] LEO X. to HENRY VIII.
In consequence of the observation of Easter falling at the wrong time, from the errors of the calendar, had consulted the most skilful theologians and astronomers of the time, who all agreed in its inaccuracy and that the moon was five days old, when it was reckoned the 1st by the Church. Considering the impropriety that any such error should be tolerated when the Lateran Council is now sitting, and so give cause of ridicule to Jews and heretics, had written to learned men for their opinion. On referring it to the Synod, many difficulties had appeared in adjusting the question. Begs the King, therefore, to send to the Lateran Council the best theologian and astronomer in his realm, to assist in providing a due remedy, or else order them to consult together and write what they think, that their opinions may be laid before the 10th session to be held on the 1st December. Rome, 21 July 1514. Countersigned: Ja. Sadoletus.
Lat., large parchment, p. 1. Addressed.
21 July.
Milan Transcripts. R.O.
Since he wrote on the 17th letters of the 6th inst. have come from the Court of France reporting that the General of Normandy's negociations are checked by the King of England insisting on some places in Picardy and a large sum of money. As it may be that he delays in order to see what decision the Swiss will take with his ambassadors, they might be warned to make an arrangement against France, to their own advantage and the security of the Duke. Rome, 21 July 1514.
Italian. See Milan Calendar, I, No. 706.
22 July.
Exch. Accts., 56 (12). R.O.
3085. HOYS.
Payments made by John Myllet for wages of hoys retained to convey the King's ordnance to Calais, viz., of 19 hoys, named, of Antwerp, Flushing, Armewe and Barowe for the month beginning 1 March 5 Hen. VIII., and of 5 of Barowe, Antwerp and Syriksee for the two following months, as well as of 10 others of Rusondale, London, Erehith, Caleys and Flushing for other months down to that beginning 22 July 6 Hen. VIII. Other particulars given are tonnage, rate of pay and the master's name (whose mark is in each case subscribed to the amount paid).
Pp. 8.
23 July.
Le Glay, Analectes Hist., p. 191.
Il "rassure Marguerite sur les craintes qu'elle éprouve d'un refroidissement entre lui et l'Empereur. Il convient qu'il y a quelques préliminaires de traité entre le Roy de France et lui; mais il proteste qu'il ne s'y fera rien contre elle ni contre les siens." Eltham, 23 July 1514.
23 July.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 8, f. 159. R.O.
Heard, seven or eight days since, that the Duke of Longueville's ransom was come to Boulogne. Sent a copy of the discharge under the Great Seal, at the wish of the captain of Boulogne; who, however, refuses to send the money without an acquittance under the Duke's own hand, or before the Duke be at Calais. The passenger that carried this budget was pursued at sea, and compelled to return to Calais Road at noon to-day,—the chasers are French and Scotch vessels. The King should command Mr. Deputy hither for the town is "bare of them that should" rule it. Will leave the matter of the ransom with Fowler, and return to England. Calais, 23 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.
23 July.
Vesp. F. I., 54. B.M.
3088. [5266.] KNIGHT to WOLSEY.
Yesterday the Cardinal Sedunensis received letters from Rome de obitu Eboracensis, and has requested Knight to recommend him to the King for the church of York. If a benefice is to be given to a foreigner, does not know any one on whom it could be better bestowed. Having the Cardinal the King may be sure of the Swiss. He is wise and eloquent and could never be induced to favour the Frenchmen. Begs himself "to be remembered with some small thing." Berne, 23 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To his singular good lord, Lord Bishop of Lincoln.
23 July.
Epist. 540.
3089. [5267.] PETER MARTYR to LUD. FURTADO.
Affairs of Darien, &c.—News has come from England that the King is angry with Maximilian and Ferdinand, and stigmatizes the delay of the marriage as a repudiation. She is betrothed to Louis to the dislike of his people. Cardinal Strigoniensis is unpopular in Hungary. The Turk. Sienna. Valladolid, x. kl. Aug. 1514.
24 July.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 8, f. 161. R.O.
3090. [5271.] TENTS AT CALAIS.
"Here ensueth a declaration of Rich. Gybson, yeoman tailor to our sovereign lord the King, for all reparations done upon the King's tents, halls, and pavilions, being at Calais, as in the 6th year of his reign, and for stuff by the said Richard provided and bought, and wages to workmen paid for the said reparations."
He received 20 fardels, of "Vyttre canvas" from Robert Dobbys, 17 June, and 40l. from Sir John Daunce, 19 June 6 Hen. VIII., and expended it as follows, viz:—For the White Staff 180 ells of canvas, The Flower de Lyce 24, The White Hart 16, The Harp, 20, The Gold Stoke 10, The Castle 16, The Grey Hound (new) 142, The Feather 18, The Gardevyand 8, The Mone 36, The Mountain 14, The World 34, The Gold Hynd 12, The Braser 30, The Lezard 25, The Sepeter 20, The Spanishe Yeke 40, The Sonne 80, The Two Crowns 40, The Lion 48, The Gold Cross 45, The Flower de Lyce 42, The Kup of Gold 43, The Portcullis 42, The Vyttlers hale of the King's old store 100, The Wheat Ear, the Gunpowder hale 160, the Yellow Face 20, The Chalice 34, The Red Rose 24, The Rose Red and White 40, The Sheaf of Arrows, the Bowyers' hawll 200, The Lebards Head 40, The Annew 80, The Red Sword 50, The Inflamed House 52, The Fyche 40, The Hamer 40, The Gawntlet "on howse new content" 160.
Ropes, thread and other necessaries, including 13l. 13s. 6d. to Thomas Growt for keeping the tents, &c., from 1 Dec. 5 Hen. VIII. to 31 May 7 Hen. VIII., at 6d. a day, and 15l. to Sir Richard Whettell for the hire of a house in Calais for the year ending 31 May 7 Hen. VIII. (fn. 3) Wages day by day of Gibson himself at 12d. and 16 other workmen at 6d. each, repairing the King's tents at Calais from 21 June to 24 July 6 Hen. VIII., working every day, Sundays included.
Pp. 40.
T.R. Miscell.
Books, 3, f. 72. R.O.
3091. [4629.] TENTS, HALLS, PAVILIONS, &c.
Declaration, by Richard Gybson, of the stuff provided and brought—"as of the King's own store, received of Sir Edward Gylfforth, knight, by virtue of the King's warrant to him in this behalf directed, and delivered by the hands of Robard Dobbys at sundry times, and also of Peter Corse, merchant of Florans, as by indenture thereof made,"—"for making and repairing of the King's tents, halls, pavilions, houses of timber, chimnies, iron chariots, carts, chariot harness and cart harness, and all other necessaries belonging to the same, and, furthermore, for the reparations done in his army royal by the way travelling", viz.:—
1. Received from Dobbes, from the King's store, with 956¼ ells provided at Cales and Sent Umbers, canvas and Vetere canvas, 30,019 ells, 1 quarter, for making the following tents (amount spent on each given):—The Powndgarnart—The Flowerdelyce—The Whytehart—The Harpr—The Goldestoke—The Castell—The Crowne—The Greyhounde—The Esteregeffether—The Gardevyaunce—The Mown—The Mownten—The Mownde—The Goldehynde—The Brasser—The Lessard—The Septer—The Goldeyoke—The Sonnebennd—The Reederoose—The Reederoose and the Whyte—The Lebardes Hede—The Scheff of Arrowes—The Fawoon and the Feterlocke—The Draggon—The Two Crownes—The Lyon—The Goldecrosse—The Thre Flower Delyces—The Cuppe of Golde—The Poorte Colyus—The Whett Scheffe—The Reede Schylde—The Blewe Schylde—The Brekett—The Green Schylde—The Fyreyerun—The Maunche of Golde—The Hewett—The Goldschylde—The Whyte Schylde—The Blakeschylde—The Trenite—The Maree—The Myhell—The Garland—The Annewe of Golde—The Whyte Staffe—The Reede Sworde—The Inflamed House—The Whetere—The Gauntle—The Flagon—The Yellow Face—The Egyll—The F[ysche?]—The Lelypott—The Tombe—The Beeys—The Challes—The Founten—The Swallowe—The Marleun—The Hammer—The King's ow[n] lodging—The Kechyn made at Gingatt for the King—The Knight Harbinger's hall—The Provost Marshall's hall—The King's Master-cook's hall for stoore for the Kynges mowthe.
ii. Received of Sir Edward Gylforth, by the hands of Peter Corse, merchant of Florens, 235 pieces of blue buckram, for garnishing the tents—also "whytted Normandy whitted clothe" 1705 ells—also "brewselles saye," red saye and green saye, for "the crosses of the halls of the guard, and red roses barbys budd's and synes—ropes &c. 30 knots of "sandwyche lyen" (line), "lyne" of St. Umbers and "fyshers lyne," "wombys of netes leather"—thread and "crewell"—fringes and ribbons—"gyrthewebbe"—stakes—buttons of timber—bolles of timber—pottes of timber—"fanes"—carts—herdelles—barhides for chariots—leather buckets for the stables—"a matt of fyggeffrayles"—"penselles" for wagons.—The King's tents, halls, and pavilions, as well of the old store as of the new; viz.,—10 halls, 12 ft. wide and 24 ft. long, The Poungarnart—The Flowredelyce, &c.,—9 halls, 15 ft. wide and 30 ft. long, The Moone, The Mownton, The Mownde, &c.—6 halls, 45 ft. long and 15 ft. wide, The Reede Roose, The Reede Roose and The Whyte, &c.—7 halls, 15 ft. wide and 60 ft. long, The Two Crownes, The Lyon, The Golde Crosse, &c.—10 halls, 20 ft. wide and 50 ft. long, The Rede Schylde, The Blewe Schylde, The Brekett, The Grene Schylde, The Fyreyerun, The Maunche of Golde, The Hewett, The Goldeschylde, The Whyte Schylde, and the Blakeschylde.—4 halls, 22 ft. wide and 52 ft. long, The Trenite, The Mare, The Michell, and The Garland.—The Annewe of Golde, for the treasurer of the King's wars; comprising, a hall 15 ft. wide and 30 ft. long, a "Tresans" 18 ft. long and 7 ft. wide, and a pavilion, joined to the hall, 20 ft. wide; all double, with a stole place.—The Whitestaffe, for the Lord Chamberlain, similar to the above.—The Reede Sworde, for the captain of the King's guard, similar to the above, but larger.—The Inflamed House, a lodging for one of the King's Council.—The Whett Ere, a lodging for the master of the King's horses.—The Gauntlett, a lodging for the office and master of the armory.—The Flagon, for the jewel house.—The Yellow Face, a lodging for strange ambassadors.—The Egyll, a lodging for the Marshal of the King's vanguard—The Fysche, a lodging for the Marshal of the King's ward.—The Lelypott, a lodging for the Marshall of the King's rearward.—The Combe, the pavilioners' hall.—The beds, for the surgeons to dress men.—The Challes, a hall for the chaplains to sing mass in openly.—The Fownten, the first kechyn 20 ft. wide and 46 ft. long.—The Swallow, a hall for the banarar, all white.—The Merlyon, a pavilion for the Treasurer of the King's vanguard. The Hamner (sic), the hall for the carpenters.—The King's lodging, containing a porch 10 ft. wide and 15 ft. long, double.—A pavilion 18 ft. wide, double.—A Tresans 10 ft. wide and 30 ft. long, double.—A hall called the First Chamber 16 ft. wide and 40 ft. long, double.—A Tresans, between the King's great chamber and the first hall, 10 ft. wide and 34 ft. long, double.—The King's great chamber 15 ft. wide and 50 ft. long, double.—A Tresans, from this hall to the King's house of timber, 11 ft. wide and 41 ft. long, double.—Two cross tresans, leading into two pavilions, each 30 ft. long and 10 wide, all double.—Two great pavilions on either side of the King's lodging, double.—A hall, new made at Gyngatt in the felde, for the King's kitchen.—A hall for the knight harbingers.—A hall for the Provost Marshall and his prisoners.—A pavilion for the use of the King's master-cook.
Pp. 22, slightly mutilated.
24 July.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 8, f. 157. R.O.
3092. [5269.] LEO X. to HENRY VIII.
Begs the restoration of a ship named S. Maria commanded by Johannes de Colarte, of Rouen, laden with alum of the Apostolic Chamber by Zenobius Bartholinus and Company of Florence, which had put into Jalamue (Falmouth), and been detained under pretext of the cargo being intended for France. Rome, 24 July, 1514, 2 pont. Countersigned: Ja. Sadoletus.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
24 July.
Egerton MS. 544, f. 158. B.M.
Read with pleasure his letter of 16 July inst., and wishes to be kept informed of the negociations between France and England. He shall tell the King of France that the treaty of peace between France on the one part and Spain and the Emperor on the other will soon be concluded together with the marriage of Madame Renée and the Archduke, as the Emperor's ambassador and Gabriel Orti are shortly expected at Valladolid with the Emperor's power. The opposition of the Pope and other princes will not prevail. Madame Margaret. French vessels captured by Spaniards to be restored. Medina del Campo, 24 July 1514.
Spanish. Modern copy, pp. 15. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 179.
Election. See GRANTS IN JULY, No. 50.
27 July.
T.R. Miscell. Books, 253, f. 6. R.O.
3095. [5274.] DELIVERY OF RECORDS.
Mem. that on 27 July 6 Hen. VIII. the treasurer and chamberlains of the Exchequer delivered to Sir John Cutte certain deeds between Henry VII. and the King and Queen of Aragon.
Also delivered to Sir John a square box, containing certain evidences, as appears by a bill indented, in the same box, between Dr. Yong, master of the Rolls, and the said Sir John, "containing 18 pieces concerning the matrimony between the Prince of Castell and the Princess; the said indenture bearing date" 14 Oct. 2 Hen. VIII. Signed J. C.—The above returned to the Treasury 12 Oct. 6 Hen. VIII.
ii. Mem. that on 22 Sept. 6 Hen. VIII. "Sir Cutte, under-treasurer of England," received "a box concerning the dower of Queen of Scots, with 21 pieces of evidences contained therein." Signed J. C.—Returned to the Exchequer 20 Nov. 6 Hen. VIII. by the hands of Th. Barbour alias Asten, servant of the Bp. of Durham.
P. 1.
27 July.
Milan Transcripts. R.O.
Letters from France of the 15th reported that Tricarico had returned from England, and subsequently Tricarico's own letters of the 17th signify that the English demand, 1,100,000 ducats and the city of Tournay. In the latter point consists the chief difficulty. The Kings did not wish Tricarico to intervene. * * *
Italian. See Milan Calendar, I, No. 705.
29 July.
Sanuto, XVIII., 464.
3097. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 25 Aug. 1514.]
From _ (blank), London, 29 July.—There was news of prisoners taken in Cittadella (di presi in Cittadella) and the rout, by the Spaniards, of Signor Bortholamio who had issued out from Padua, and other news not true. The agreement with France is concluded and the marriage will follow and the Great Master of France, who is _ di Roan, was come for the conclusion. Englishmen of consequence say that the two Kings and the Signory should make a league to expel Spain.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 469.
29 July.
Exch. Dipl. Doct. 768. R.O. Rymer XIII., 405.
3098. [5278.] LOUIS XII.
Commission to Louis d'Orleans Duke of Longueville, John de Selva president of Normandy, and Thomas Bohier, to form an alliance with England. St. Germain-en-Laye, 29 July 1514. Signed.
Countersigned: Robertet.
Latin. Parchment, with seal appended.
29 July.
Ib., 763. R.O. Ib., 406.
3099. [5279.] LOUIS XII.
Commission to Louis d'Orleans, John de Selva, and Thomas Bohier to treat for a marriage between himself and Mary sister of Henry VIII. St. Germain-en-Laye, 29 July 1514. Signed.
Countersigned: Robertet.
Latin. Parchment, with seal appended.
29 July.
Ib. 843. R.O. Ib., 407.
3100. [5280.] LOUIS XII.
Commission to L. d'Orleans, John de Selva, and Th. Bohier to promise in his name payment of 100,000 francs per annum to Henry VIII., until the sum amounts to a million, in fulfilment of certain obligations entered into with Henry VII. by Charles VIII., in 1492 and 1498, and by Charles duke of Orleans with Margaret duchess of Somerset, 7 March 1444. St. Germain-en-Laye, 29 July 1514. Signed. Countersigned: Robertet.
Latin. Parchment with seal appended.
30 July.
Treaty Roll 195, m. 12. R.O. Rymer XIII., 409.
3101. [5282.] PRINCESS MARY.
Public instrument, notifying that on 30th July 1514, in the royal manor of Wanstead, and in the presence of Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Thomas bp. of Lincoln postulate of York, Richard bp. of Winchester, Thomas bp. of Durham, Charles earl of Worcester, and Sir Ralph Vernay, the Princess Mary solemnly renounced her compact of marriage with Charles prince of Spain, and requested the above to intimate the same to the King her brother, Attested by Rob. Toneys and William Edwards, clk. of the diocese of Hereford.
ii. Oath of Lewis XII. to observe a treaty of peace, union and amity concluded 7 Aug. [1514], with deputies of the King of England.
iii. Similar oath to observe a treaty of peace, union and amity concluded 23 March [1510], with deputies of the King of England.
French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12.
30 July.
Sanuto, XVIII., 450.
3102. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 20 Aug. 1514.]
From Andrea Badoer, London, 29 and 30 July.—Marriage settled between Madame Margaret, the Emperor's daughter, and the Duke of Suffolk, although he may have more than three wives and she more than one husband. The agreement with France is made and the General of Normandy (fn. 4) who comes to seal it arrived late last night.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 464.
Sanuto, XVIII.,
396 etc.
ii. Notes of letters from Rome 23 to 30 July 1514, reporting that negociations continued between England and France, and the Bishop of Tricarico who was in England about it, had returned to France before 16 July. The King of Spain was going to a certain town to meet ambassadors from France, England, the Emperor and the Archduke.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, Nos. 451–4.
Lettres de
Louis XII., IV., p. 346. Le Glay, Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., II., 266.
By his letters of the 10th inst. it appears that he is perplexed because the King of England does not do as he wishes with regard to the truce, and that he [the Emperor] means to consult his Great Council therein; he also therein reiterates his preceding letters and those he has written to his ambassadors who were in England. Is not surprised, seeing that the affair is of no little importance and involves consequences which pass her understanding; but, as she has heretofore written enough about it, she will only say that a good resolution therein is necessary: and the sooner the better, for she doubts that the slowness used in it hitherto may prejudice affairs. Explains why she has not sent out his letters to the captains for a re-assembly, they having long ago been dismissed and there being no money to pay men. Supposes that the President and Jehan Colle will have answered his letters to them, of which he sent copy. Repeats that if he does not take a good resolution this country will be in great hazard. Plot to betray Thyonville to Fleuranges. I hope that, after hearing Maître Loys Maraton who has arrived with you, you will advertise me of all your news.
Sp. Trans., I.,
5, f. 426. R.O.
On the 3rd answered all his letters up to 10 June. Afterwards received that of 21 June, about the arrival of the Imperial ambassadors without the articles of the truce. Thinks this great negligence. Sends a copy for him to show conjointly with the Imperial ambassadors. Caroz shall urge the King of England to ratify the truce, which the Emperor and Ferdinand made to save their Italian states. Wishes to know minutely about negociations with France, the King's opinion of the marriage of Princess Mary with Prince Charles, the truth of the news that Madame Margaret shall marry Monsieur de Lille, and all other news.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 3. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 177.
Egerton MS.
544, f. 152. B.M.
2. Another modern copy.
Pp. 2.
Simancas MS.
Deplorable state of Milan. France, still desirous to conclude negociations, has as yet concluded nothing with England. The bp. of Tricarico sent by the Pope to England for a reconciliation has returned to France dissatisfied with uncivil treatment in England.
See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 176.
Sp. Trans., I.,
5, f. 428. R.O.
Urgent necessity of the Emperor's concluding peace with France. Has letters from the bp. of Trinopoli, 16 July, stating that the King of France perseveres in his desire for peace with the Emperor and Ferdinand but is very impatient of the delay, as he has other negociations with England, the Pope and the Swiss. The treaty which France is negociating with England stipulates for his marriage with the King of England's sister. Ferdinand's ambassador at Milan wrote, on 8 July, that two ambassadors sent by England to the Swiss have concluded a league with them, including the Pope, Duke of Milan and Venice. Swiss designs upon Milan, to be counteracted by the Emperor. A speedy conclusion of the treaty with France the only remedy in this time of danger.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 8. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 180.
Egerton MS.
544, f. 190. B.M.
2. Another modern copy.
Pp. 9.
3107. GRANTS IN JULY, 1514.
1. Sir William Compton, Sir John Peche, and John Colet and Hugh Ashton, clerks. Next presentation to the church of Grasforth, St. Asaph's dioc. Del. Westm., 1 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18. [5206.]
2. Sir Wistan Browne, knight for the Body. Licence to export so much woollen cloths, hides, lead, tin and other merchandize not of the Staple of Calais, as will yield 100l. in duties; and to import cloths of silk, silk and gold, malvesyes, woad, alum, and other merchandize to the same extent. Greenwich, 14 April 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 July, 6 Hen. VIII. P.S. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16. [5210.]
3. William Butler, serjeant-at-arms, and James ap Jenkyn. Grant, in survivorship, of the houses in Westminster Palace, called Paradyse and Helle, within Westminster Hall, with lands and tenements held by James Fryes; a house called Purgatory in the said Hall, held by Nicholas Whitefeld; a house called Potans house, under the Exchequer; the tower and house called le Grenelates, held by John Catesby; and the keepership of the said palace; on surrender by Butler of patent 27 May 3 Hen. VIII., granting the above to Mathew Baker, esquire for the Body, now deceased, and the said William. Del. Westm., 3 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11. [5211.]
4. Sir Geoffrey Gate. Licence to export 500 sacks of wool from London, Southampton or Sandwich, through and beyond the Straits of Marrok; paying for all customs, etc., 4 mks. per sack at the end of five years after shipment. Del. Westm., 3 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15. [5212.]
5. Mauro de Masagrosa, merchant of Lucca. Like licence for 500 sacks. Del. Westm., 3 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5. [5213.]
6. Pontefract priory. Charter to Richard, the prior, and the convent of Pontefract for an annual fair at Barnesley, Yorks., on the Day of the Conversion of St. Paul and two following days. (Witnesses not named.) Del. Westm., 3 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Charter Roll 200, No. 5. [5214.]
7. Richard Frenche, of Bedford, yeoman. Warrant for protection according to the Act of 3 Hen. VIII., as retained to serve in the war under Richard earl of Kent. London, 2 July 6 Hen. VIII. [Del.] Westm., 3 July. S.B. (signed: R. Kent). French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 14. [5215.]
8. Henry Hamond, of London, lantern-maker. The like, as retained by Robert lord Corson, master of the Ordnance in the Rearward, to serve in the said ward. London, 3 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed: Robart Corson). French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 14. [5216.]
9. Thomas Nevile, of Childeswykwan, Glouc., esquire. The like, as going with the King in "his voyage royal." [Del.] 3 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed: Wyll'm Compton). [5217.]
10. Commissions of the Peace. See Appendix.
Cornwall.—Westm., 4 July.
[Devon.]—Westm., 4 July. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d. [5220.]
11. John Cavalcanti and his companions, merchants of Florence, Genoa, Lucca or London. Pardon and release. Del. Westm., 4 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (subscribed: Ubi supra sit mentio generaliter de Johanne Cavalcanti et sociis mercatoribus de Florencia hec generalitas declaratur per separalia nomina sociorum mercatorum de Florencia que hic inferius scribuntur et nominantur videlicet Antonius Gualterote, Philippus Gualter[ote et] Petrus Franciscus de Bardi et non alii neque plures prout dictus Johannes Cavalcanti confessus est in Curia Cancellarie). Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16. [5221.]
12. Nicholas Alamanni and Charles Hughuchioni, merchants. Licence to import salt and all merchandize, except Gascon wine, for five years. Del. Westm., 4 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5. [5222.]
13. Thomas Howell, draper of London. Warrant for protection according to the statute, as retained by Thomas earl of Surrey, to serve in the wars. London, 4 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed: T. Surrey). French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 14. [5223.]
14. Thomas Lathum. Licence to export woollen cloth, tin, lead, hides, and all other commodities, except wools and woolfells, and to import other merchandise to such amount that the combined customs on exports and imports do not exceed 1,000l. and such customs to be payable at the end of six years after shipment or import. London, 20 May 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 July. P.S. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5. [5224.]
15. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix.
Notts.—..., 5 July. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d. [5225.]
16. John Swafeld and Thos. Beke. Commission to make inquisition in co. Berks for possessions of which John earl of Lincoln, attainted 3 Hen. VII, was seised on 9 March 2 Hen. VII. Westm., 5 July. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16d. [5226.]
17. Godfrey Darold, of Boston, Linc., merchant. Licence to import 100 tuns of Gascon wine. Greenwich, 4 July 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 July. P.S. (in English). [5227.]
18. John Yong, keeper of the Rolls and Records in Chancery. To cancel a recognizance of 100 marks made by Sir Thomas Curwen of Wyrkyngton, Cumberl., John Huddeleston of Sudeley, Glouc., and Henry Kerkeby of Kerkeby, Lanc., 13 July 22 Hen. VII. Greenwich, 6 July. S.B. [5229.]
19. Prior and Convent of the Charterhouse, London. Licence to quitclaim to the provost and scholars of the Royal College of St. Mary and St. Nicholas, Cambridge, the priory of Okebourne, and the manors of Great and Little Okebourne, Wilts. Greenwich, 1 June 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 July 6 Hen. VIII. P.S. [5230.]
20. Thomas Tamworth. To be, for life, auditor of the accounts of the treasurer of Calais, of the mayor, constables and merchants of the staple of Calais, of the keeper of the Great Wardrobe, of the clerk or keeper of the Hanaper, of the constable of Windsor Castle, of the captain or receiver of the Isle of Wight, and of the office of chief butler of England, or the occupant of that office in the several ports of the realm, with usual fees; also to be clerk of the Council of the Chamber at Westminster called "le Prince Councell Chambre," and keeper of the books and records there, with 10l. a year, out of the issues of the duchy of Cornwall; from Michaelmas last, he having performed the offices since that time. Del. Westm., 7 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18. [5231.]
21. Henry Pynago, one of the King's sewers (depositores). Annuity of 20 marks out of the issues of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk, from Mich. 2 Hen. VIII.; on surrender of patent 17 Nov. 2 Hen. VIII. (granting him the same, vice Edw. Skelton, deceased), which was invalid. Del. Westm., 7 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. [5232.]
22. John Meawtis, Secretary for the French tongue. Licence to import 400 "tonnes" of Gascon wine, and 200 "tonnes" of Toulouse woad. Del. Westm., 7 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English, subscribed: "Litteræ patentes pro 200 doliis vini emanârunt die prædicto"). French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6. [5233.]
23. Humphrey Evyas. Livery, as son of John Evyas, junr., brother of John Evyas, senr., father of Alexander Evyas, of the manor of Esthall, with appurtenances in Morston, Bakchilde, Sythyngbourne, Elmeley, and Tong, Kent. Del. Westm., 8 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 28. [5235.]
24. Commission of Gaol Delivery.
Bishop's Lynn.—Sir Jas. Hobert, Jas. Bullen, Francis Calibut, Wm. Conyngesby, and Francis Momford. Westm., 8 July. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11d. [5236.]
25. Commission of the Peace.
Surrey.—Westm., 8 July. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9d. [5237.]
26. Elizabeth Reynolds, of Ledbury, Heref., spinster, wife of William Reynoldis, and Edmunda Baker of Ledbury, spinster, wife of Walter Baker. Pardon. Eltham, 4 July 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 July. P.S. (subscribed: "Pro Deo quia pauperes, ac per mandatum Domini Cancellarii necnon auctoritatem Curiæ Cancellariæ. Ideo nichill solverunt pro sigillo"). [5238.]
27. Thomas Heton, of London, haberdasher. Licence to import 100 gross of French, Milanese or other caps, and 100 gross of French or Brugges hats, in four years. Del. Westm., 8 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English). [5239.]
28. Priory of Montacute. Assent to the election of Thomas Chard as prior; his fealty to be taken by Thomas Abbot of Mochelney, and he then to have restitution of temporalities. Eltham, 30 June 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 July. P.S.
ii. Petition of sub-prior and convent for the above assent; Rob. Newton. proctor. 18 June, 1514.
iii. Restitution of temporalities as above. Westm., 9 July. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 25. [5240.]
iv. Mandate to the Abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, for letters of dedimus potestatem to Thomas abbot of Mochelney, to take the fealty of Thomas Chard, by the King's "foundatory" licence, elected prior of Mountegu. Eltham, 30 June 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. [5199.]
29. Robert Knollys, gentlemanusher of the Chamber, and Letitia his wife. Grant, in survivorship, of the manor of Retherfeld Grey, Oxon., at the annual rent of one red rose at Midsummer. Eltham, 4 July 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 July. P.S. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 24. [5241.]
30. Guild of St. Mary in the chapel of St. Mary, in the cemetery of Berkyngchirche, London. Inspeximus and confirmation of:—
i. Patent 9 Jan. 20 Hen. VI., of foundation.
ii. Patent 14 May 4 Hen. VII., inspecting and confirming patent 14 March 5 Edw. IV (p. 1, m. 19) granting the manor or priory of Totyngbeke, and the advowson of the church of Streteham. Surrey, Westm., 10 July. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16. [5242.]
31. John Sigewyke, page of the Wardrobe of Beds, and Rauff Jenett, yeoman of the same. Grant, in survivorship, of the corrody in the new abbey of Tour Hill, beside London, as held by John Bell; on surrender of patent granting the same to Jenett. Del. Westm., 10 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English). [5243.]
32. Commission of the Peace.
York, North Riding.—Westm., 11 ... Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d. [5244.]
33. Stephen Tolle, of Newsom, Linc., alias of Newsom Abby, husbandman. Reversal of outlawry; sued for debt by Ric. Morley, executor of Thos. Hygdon. Westm., 11 July. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9. [5245.]
34. Justices of Assize.
Norfolk Circuit.—Association of Wm. Mordaunt with John Fyneux and Sir Rob. [Rede]. Westm., 11 July.
Western Circuit.—Thos. Elyot and Thos. Fitzhugh, with [Ric. Elliot] and Lewis Pollard. Westm., 11 July. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16d. [5246.]
35. Nicholas Kingston. Livery, as brother and heir of John Kingston, of the manors of Foxcot, Corsley, Warmester and Sutton Parva, and lands in Foxcot, Corsley, Warmester, Sutton Parva, Sherbourne, Medelton, Abbeston and Chawton, in cos. Somerset, Wilts, Hants and Sussex. Eltham, 7 July 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 July. P.S. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6. [5247.]
36. Robert Dudley of London, goldsmith. Warrant for protection according to the Act, as retained by Robert lord Corson, master of the Ordnance in the Rearward, to serve in the Rearward. London, 11 July 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed and sealed by Corson). [5248.]
37. Thomas Whitehede, a minister of the College of Stoke, Suff. Pardon. Del. Westm., 11 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6. [5249.]
38. Sir Philip Tylney, knight for the Body, of Fyncham, Norf., alias of Kelsale, Suff. Pardon and release as treasurer of war under Thomas duke of Norfolk, in his expedition to the North against the Scots; and acquittance for 16,800l., received for the expences of the troops, viz., 1,000l. from John Heron, treasurer of the Chamber, and 15,800l. from the Abbot of St. Mary's, near York, and from Thomas Magnus, Archdeacon of the East Riding. Del. Westm., 12 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6. [5250.]
39. John Gylbert. Fiat for his custody of lands in Wodeborgh, W[ilts], late of John Claverle, bastard, who died without heirs temp. Edw. III.; from Mich, next, for 20 years, at 14s. rent and 12d. increase. Del. Westm., 12 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed by Norfolk as treasurer; with certificate by Robert Blagge that surety is found in the Exchequer).
40. Sir Wm. Compton. Inspeximus and exemplification, at his request, of the following documents:—
i. The bill of complaint of Sir Wm. Compton, addressed to Wm. abp. of Canterbury, Lord Chancellor, shewing, that whereas Dame Jane late lady Straunge, by her will nuncupative, gave to the plaintiff and his heirs her part of the manor of Long Compton, Warw., the plaintiff, having witnesses who can prove such will nuncupative to have been the last will and mind of the said Lady Straunge, prays their depositions may be taken and remain with this bill among the records of Chancery.
ii. Writ addressed to Ric. Wode, examiner of the court of Chancery, ordering the examination of witnesses. 29 May 6 Hen. VIII.
iii. The return of Ric. Wode, stating that he had taken the depositions of two witnesses, viz.:—
John Cutteler, D.D., warden of the place of St. Francis in London, of the age of 51 years, examined 31 May 6 Hen. VIII., stating he was ghostly father to the said Lady Straunge, mother of the Earl of Derby, for 12 years past; that about 10 or 12 days before her decease, being in an inner high chamber of the said Lady in her manor of Colam, Middx., he saw and heard her, lying on her death bed, and being of good and perfect mind, declare that she willed all her part of the manor of Long Compton, Warw., should remain to Sir Wm. Compton and his heirs; present, Thos. Stanley, Jane Stanley, and other servants of the said Lady. If he had known that the said Lady would have died so soon, or that any matter would arise contrary to her said will, he would have caused it to be written.
Thos. Stanley of Colham, Middx., esquire, of the age of 48 years, says that about harvest time, between Midsummer and Michelmas last, being at Colam in the bedchamber of Dame Jane lady Straunge in her manor of Colham, he heard Master Conyngesby, one of the King's justices, take a "knowledge" of the said lady, whereby she willed as above: also that many times before the said Lady was sick, and especially about 9 or 10 days before her decease which took place about 14 March last; present, Dr. Cutteler, this deponent, Rob. Cona, Sir Peter Griffith, clk., Jane Stanley, Agnes Stanley, and others. Westm., 15 July. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 17. [5255.]
41. Edward Elton alias Baker, late of Ledbury, Heref., alias of Hynxsey Hall in the University of Oxford, scholar, alias student, alias clerk. Pardon. Del. Westm., 15 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7. [5256.]
42. Thomas Nevile, Annuity of 100l., during good behaviour, for his good counsel to be given and attendance about the King's person to be made. Del. Otford, 15 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7. [5257.]
43. Alice Mann, Manne, or Mane, of Ryngesell, Suff., spinster. Pardon. Del. Otford, 20 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7. [5260.]
44. Francis de Bardi, merchant of Florence. Licence to retain in his hands for five years the customs on goods exported and imported by him within 18 months after 1 June 6 Hen. VIII., viz., so much goods as will yield in customs 1,000 marks. Del. Westm., 20 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7. [5261.]
45. Sir William Hylton. Custody of the lands and wardship and marriage of Elizabeth, daughter and heir of John Clarevaux. Del. Otford, 22 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7. [5264.]
46. Sir Henry Marny, Councillor, knight for the Body. Protection according to the statute, as retained to do the King service beyond sea. Eltham, 21 July 6 Hen. VIII. Del ..., 22 July. S.B. [5265.]
47. Edward Wright. To be, for life, one of the four messengers of the Exchequer, vice James Richardson; with 4¼d. a day. Del. Otford, 23 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7. [5268.]
48. Richard Cornwaill, one of the King's spears. To be steward of the lordships of Orleton, Pembryge, Erysland, Maunsell and Nethewoode, Heref., vice Sir Richard Dalabere, for life. Eltham, 20 July 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 24 July. P.S. (in English). Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6. [5272.]
49. The King's servant, John Petrus of Bressa. Licence to retain in his hands for four years, the customs on goods exported and imported by him within 18 months after 1 June 6 Hen. VIII., to the amount of 1,000 mks. in customs. Del. Otford, 26 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (subscribed with note that this bill was executed by the King's command "pretextu cujusdam annuli aurei fistulam in se contenentis eidem Domino Cancellario a prefato Domino Rege ea de causa missi"). French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7 (dated 26 May). [5129, 5273.]
50. Monastery of Hawtemprice, Yorks. Congé d'élire on the death of John Womberslay, late prior. Eltham, 21 July 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 27 July.
ii. Petition of the convent for the above. The King's grandmother was "late foundryce" of the monastery. P.S. (in English). Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7. [5275.]
51. Ranulph Chalnar. Custody of the lands and wardship and marriage of William, son and heir of Nicholas Aiston; granted to Robert Moreton by patent 13 Nov. 3 Hen. VIII., and forfeited by waste. Del. Westm., 28 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9. [5277.]
52. Thomas Stocton. Fiat for his custody of a tenement with garden on the west side of Grubstrete, in the parish of St. Giles without Crepulgate, in the suburbs of London, in length 150 ft. from the street and in breadth 20 to 21 ft.; from Mich. next, for 20 years, at 14s. rent and 4d. increase. Del. Westm., 28 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed by Norfolk as treasurer and marked "apud Lamehith").
53. Robert Hogan, merchant. Licence to export broad-cloths, kerseys, wools, tin, lead, &c., and import foreign merchandise, to such amount as will yield in customs 500 mks.; paying the customs at the end of three years after export or import. Del. Otford, 29 July 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (injured). French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7. [5281.]
54. Peace with France. See Nos. 3129, 3131. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 12.
55. Justices of Assize.
Northern Circuit.—Association of Rob. Henrison and Thos. Strey, with Brian Pa[lmes], and John Erneley. Westm.,.. July.
Midland Circuit.—John Jenour and John Latymer, with Humph. Cony[ngesby] and Guy Palmes. Westm.,.. July. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11d. [5283.]


  • 1. Added here in the margin, in Spinelly's hand, "[The con]tents of [this ar]ticle come [to this th]at the King of Aragon may thank himself and his [tr]ewys; howbeit in the execution of it appeared two difficulties, the one is war with England and the other because of the Swiss."
  • 2. The rectory of Aldington, Kent.
  • 3. This "declaration" was, therefore, not made until the year 1515.
  • 4. The writer here confuses Selva with Boyer.