Henry VIII: August 1514, 16-31

Pages 1347-1367

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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August 1514

16 Aug.
Calig. D. VI., 137. B.M. Rymer, XIII., 435.
This day the General and he had letters from the King, who was anxious to hear from her, and thought Abbeville an excellent place for their meeting. The King was determined to receive her well. Offers his services to carry news between them, and asks the Queen's mediation in favor of a merchant named John Calvacanty, dwelling at London, who had done the writer some service in a matter of business with the King her brother. Canterbury, 16 Aug. Signature burnt off.
French. Hol., p. 1. Addressed: A la Royne ma Souveraine Dame.
16 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9. f. 93. R.O.
Monsr. de Longueville and he had received at Canterbury the letters of the King, who desires to see her, and will be at Abbeville to receive her. They will shortly be with the said King. Canterbury, 16 Aug.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
16 Aug.
Vitell. B. II., 83. B.M.
3157. [5331.] LEO X. to HENRY VIII.
Permitting him to accept the contributions of the clergy, granted him for the support of his wars, all decrees of the Lateran or any other council notwithstanding. Rome, 16 Aug. 1514, pont. 2.
Latin. Copy in the hand of Taylor's clerk, pp. 2.
16 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 94. R.O.
3158. [5332.] THE SAME to THE SAME.
Has received his two letters to the same effect viz., that, his realm being without a Papal collector, he begged Julius II. to grant him the faculty of nominating to the Collectorate, which was promised on condition that an Italian should be nominated; and he now asks the same grace of Leo, with power of appointment at pleasure. Is glad to gratify him and promises after a few days delay to make the grant, being the more ready to do it as Henry has named a man (fn. 1) in every way suitable. Rome, 16 Aug. 1514, pont. 2. Countersigned: Ja. Sadoletus.
Lat., p. 1.
16 Aug.
Exch. Accts., 418 (5), f. 47. R.O.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver, for the King's use; "a chamber stoole of timber with clasps of iron" and fittings (described). Greenwich, 16 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII.
16 Aug.
Sanuto, XVIII., 451.
3160. VENICE.
[Note of letters seen 20 Aug. 1514.]
From Vetor Lippomano, Rome, 16 Aug.—The Pope has said at table that he will make peace throughout Christendom as he has done between France and England, and make a league of Christians and go himself in arms against the Turk. News from Crema, of the 10th, that the pestilence has diminished and Signor Renzo is determined to hold the place and has licensed the inhabitants to depart. Death of the Cardinal Del Final on the 15th. Letters from England report arrival on the 30th [July] of the Pope's messenger with the King of France's conclusion of the agreement between the two Kings and freedom to conclude. The Ambassador Dandolo writes from the French Court on the 3rd that the agreement is made and its conclusion daily expected. Letters from Lyons, of the 9th, state that the King of England comes to Calais with his sister who is to marry the King of France; also that the latter has dismissed 900 lanzknechts and 1,200 lances and will not come to Italy this year, and wishes the Pope to agree the Swiss with him. Lippomano's opinion is that it would have been better to have truce with the Emperor for six months, as the Pope wished, than war for all these years. * * * On the 16th a servant of Cardinal San Severino who left the French Court on the 7th brought news that the agreement with England was made, and the Marquis of Rothelin, who had been prisoner in England, would conduct the King of France's bride to him; also that the King of France had despatched men to Italy.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 465.
17 Aug.
Stowe MS. 146, f. 127. B.M.
Bill, made 17 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII., witnessing receipt by Thomas earl of Surrey, Great Admiral, from Sir John Daunce, of conduct money from London to Dover, by the King's command on 20 May last, for himself and 33 men, going the 60 miles at the rate of 12 miles a day; also wages for one month from 24 May last; in all 54l. 10s. Signed and sealed by Surrey.
P. 1.
17 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 233. R.O.
3162. THE TOWER.
Receipt, 17 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII., from Sir John Daunce, by Wm. Bolton, prior of St. Bartholomews in Smithfield, of 100 mks., in prest for "new making and transposing" storehouses and coining houses in the Tower.
P. 1.
17 Aug.
Ib., f. 234. R.O.
Sends him a bird and some roots of great value, belonging to this country. When Madame went to see the Emperor her father and you at Lille you named me your page "et n'avoie autrement nom de par vous et me disies beaucob de belles chouses" ... "de mariage et dautre chouses"; and when we parted at Tournay you told me, when I married, to let you know and it should be worth to me 10,000 crowns or rather angels. As it has now pleased my father "me marie[r]" I send bearer, an old servant of my grandfather, to remind you. "En vostre maison de Marnay pres Besenson," 17 August. Signed: la plus que votre tres humble servante G. (fn. 2) LA BAUME.
Hol. Fr., p. 1. Add.
17 Aug.
Vitell. B. II., 89. B.M.
3164. [5333.] LEO X. to HENRY VIII.
Cardinal Bainbridge, at his death, lately, appointed Ric. Pace and Will. Burbank his executors. Recommends them, especially the former. Rome, 17 Aug. 1514.
Lat., vellum, much mutilated.
17 Aug.
Milan Transcripts. R.O.
Letters from France report the peace and marriage as made, but no expedition [to Italy] intended this year. A friar who was with the King of France on behalf of the King Catholic tried hard to delay the King's decision. A duke (fn. 3) who has claims upon England and has served the King of France as a captain of lanzknechts will be dismissed. Letters from England of the 30th indicate that the King tried to have the Duke of Milan included. * * * Rome, 17 Aug. 1514.
Italian. See Milan Calendar, I, No. 711.
18 Aug.
Deeds A., No. 13,516. R.O.
3166. [5334.] WOLSEY.
Indenture by which Anthony de Vivaldis, of Genoa, Will. Botry, mercer, and Tho. Raymond, grocer, of London, engage to pay for Wolsey's pallium and the expences of his promotion in the Court of Rome; of the amount 2,000l. are to be repaid by John Withers, clk., and 5,704 ducats by Ric. Pace and Will. Burbank, resident at Rome, to Lazarus de Grymaldis and Andrea Gentili, Genoese merchants. 18 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII.
Signed by Wolsey and Withers. Seal attached. Latin.
Ib., No. 13,541.
2. [5334(2).] Bond of 1,300l. for the fulfilment of the above indenture. 18 Aug. 1514, 6 Hen. VIII. Signed: T. Lincoln, post. Ebor.
18 Aug.
Add. MSS. 30,660, f. 371. B.M.
Commission to Worcester and others. See GRANTS IN AUGUST, No. 21.
Modern copy, Lat., pp. 4.
18 Aug.
Add. MS. 18,826, f. 56. B.M.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for a gown cloth of London russet broadcloth, &c., to Th. Woode, priest. Enfield, 18 Aug. 6 (sic) Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
18 Aug.
Harl. MS. 3,462, f. 148. B.M.
3169. [5339.] HENRY VIII. to the MARQUIS OF MANTUA.
Sends him and his consort, by Sir Griffith Don, the bearer, certain horses with their furniture, as a token of goodwill. Greenwich, 18 Aug. 1514.
Lat. copy, in an Italian hand, p. 1. A translation is in Halliwell's Royal Letters, I., 229.
Calendar, II., No. 462.
2. A fuller abstract from the original at Mantua.
18 Aug.
Calig. B. II., 374. B.M.
The poor prior of Brenkburn came on the 24th July complaining to him as justice of the peace for Northumberland (sends copy of his commission) of wrongs done to him and his brethren who were unlawfully put in the stocks, and of the expulsion of the vicar of Felton, a canon of Brenkburn, from his cure and taking his "corspirsand" (?) and serving the cure, by a secular priest, put in by Sir Humphrey Lisle. The prior's servant, James Carr, brought him two writs of Supplicavit commanding him to take surety of the said Sir Humphrey and others. Knowing that Sir Humphrey and divers his ch[ildren] who had disobeyed him formerly as to the taking and withholding of Sir William Scott from Sir William Bulmer, his (Dacre's) cousin, would not come before him, sent him a letter by his servant, Thos. Beverley, on the xxii[ij] of the same month, telling him of the complaints made and sureties demanded of him and advising him to make immediate restitution and come before Sir Edw. Radcliff or John Bednel, justices of the peace and quorum within the county, and find surety or else personally appear before the King in the Feast of S. Lawrence the Martyr under certain penalties. Sends copy of his letter with principal writs. Sir Humphrey refused the surety but sent him an answer written on the 1st Aug. which he encloses, expressing his good mind to the peace. As Dacre has found no fastness in the said Sir Humphrey, could not let the prior go home for fear of his life. Wrote to Sir Humphrey again on the 1st, allowing him and his sons till S. Bartholomew's Day to appear before the King and Council. If they do not answer this summons, begs that he may have a special commission to call them before him on pain of being proclaimed rebels. If these things be not quickly redressed, it were better he bore no rule; for, to assemble a power to punish Sir Humphrey and his sons in this time of war would give the Scots comfort. Carlisle, 18 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.
18 Aug.
Harl. MS. 3,462, f. 142. B.M.
3171. [5337.] THE PRINCESS MARY.
Consummation of the marriage by proxy between the Princess Mary and Louis XII.
Last Sunday the marriage was concluded per verba de prœaesenti. The bride undressed and went to bed in the presence of many witnesses. The Marquis of Rothelin, in his doublet, with a pair of red hose, but with one leg naked from the middle of the thigh downwards, went into bed, and touched the Princess with his naked leg. The marriage was then declared consummated. The King of England made great rejoicing, and we at Abbeville did the same. 18 Aug. 1514.
Italian, p. 1. From a letter written to the Bishop of Aste.
18 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 95. R.O.
Wrote last on the 13th from Gemond. Left this day, by the Emperor's order, for Insbrook. Thinks the Emperor has detained him at Gemond in hopes of an answer to matters which he caused Wingfield to write long since; for it is 26 days since the ambassadors of the Pope and Aragon were ordered to Innsbrook. His Majesty only stayed in consequence of the disease in his leg. Though rest is more meet for him, he sets out to-morrow in a horse-litter. The captain of the "Crossyd Hungryes" (fn. 4) was taken by the army of the King of Hungary. "His company that were taken alive were constrained to slay him, and pluck him in pieces with their teeth; and after so all to-gnawen he was quartered and sent into four principal places." The new Hungarian ambassador whom Wingfield met this morning at mass, says like disorders have begun in Transylvania, against which the King makes a strong army. Such precautions are necessary because like evils are brewing in Almain. Fykkylbourke in Loutotreuce, 18 Aug. 1514.
Hol., pp. 2. Addressed.
18 Aug.
Sanuto, XVIII., 456.
3173. VENICE.
[Note of letters seen 21 Aug. 1514.]
From Vetor Lipomano, Rome, 18 Aug.—Is told that the King of France will not come to Italy this year; but goes to Calais to meet his wife, and has disbanded 9,000 lanzknechts 1,000 lances and 600 Stradiots. In order to make the Germans and Spaniards agree with the Signory, whom he loves, the Pope gives out that the said King will come. * * * Cardinal Bibiena said to him that the King of France has not refrained from making a shameful agreement with the King of England, removing his protection from Scotland and leaving that realm to the Government of the King of England, whose sister is Queen and nephew King there. * * * Terms of the agreement.
19 Aug.
Galba B. III., 213. B.M.
Wrote last on the 15th inst. Have not since heard from his Highness. The [rumors] of the French alliance increase, and no one believes the contrary, but the Archduchess. It is so unpopular here that there is some danger of commotion. Those who have been accused of making obstacles to the performance of the English treaties have now a good excuse. Some say it is agreed that the King is to have Flanders, Holland, and Zealand, and the French King Artois, Brabant, Hainault, Luxemburg and Namur; others, that the Prince is comprised on condition of his doing personal homage in Paris to the French King; and they see no remedy but to put themselves entirely at the mercy of France and the King of Aragon, who is the chief cause of all the mischiefs, in order to keep the Prince in his subjection. They will now be happy if they can effect the alliance with the daughter of France. It is proposed to give the Duke of Gueldres the Lady Eleanor; so that Henry will see how conscious they are of the fault committed against England. The Sovereign of Flanders is to be sent to England instead of Bonnett and the Provost of Cassell. The President of the Privy Council says the ambassador of Aragon yesterday received intelligence from his fellow in France that the marriage and peace are concluded. Don Loys Carroze has written that he had like information, and that the publication was deferred till Sunday last. Yesterday news came that the peace was published on Saturday in Calais. On Thursday last Henry Pynpe, gentleman, going home from Wingfield's lodging about 10 p.m, was assaulted by certain Spaniards and seriously wounded. The Archduchess has caused informations to be made to bring the assailants to justice. She leaves on Monday for Barowe, to be with the Estates of Zealand, and at the wedding of the Lord Berghez' daughter with the Lord of Nassou resident in Allmayn. Brussels, 19 Aug. 1514.
P.S.—The Prince of Castile will remain in this town. Signed.
Pp. 3, mutilated. Add.
Election of abbot. See GRANTS IN AUGUST, NO. 24.
Henry VIII.'s ratifications. See GRANTS IN AUGUST, NO. 24.
S.P. Hen. VIII.,
230, f. 235. R.O.
2. Receipt, 20 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII., from Sir John Daunce, by Rob. Tonyes and Wm. Edwardes "for the original writing of the treaty of peace betwixt England and France, the obligation for payment of the pension of France and the treaty of matrimony," with other instruments concerning it, and for engrossing them all again in parchment, 20 mks. reward.
P. 1.
20 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 97. R.O.
Thinks he must have heard of the death of the Cardinal of York. Riccardus [Ric. Pace] and Burbantius [Wm. Burbank], his secretaries, have been left his executors. The former remains at Rome while latter returns with the Cardinal's retinue to England. Commends both. Rome, 20 Aug. 1514.
P.S. in his own hand.—Recommends the executors to the King. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: Reverendo, &c. Episcopo Lincolniensi.
20 Aug.
Sanuto, XVIII., 450.
3178. VENICE.
[Note of letters read in the Council of Ten, 20 Aug. 1514, and all stood in suspense to hear them.]
From Ambassador Dandolo, Blois, 3 Aug.—For this year the King of France will not come, or send men, to Italy. His marriage with the King of England's maiden sister is concluded and he goes to Calais to meet her. The Queen's dower to take the place of a money payment for the peace.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 463.
21 Aug.
Exch. Accts., 418 (5), f. 46. R.O.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver Th. Rither, gentleman usher of the Chamber, a russet gown, &c. Greenwich, 21 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII.
22 Aug.
R.T. 137, f. 70. R.O.
3180. [5347.] THE PRINCESS MARY.
Constituting Charles earl of Worcester her proxy for her marriage contract with Louis XII. per verba de prœsenti. London, 22 Aug. 1514.
Latin. Modern copy, pp. 2.
22 Aug.
Calig. B. II., 180. B.M.
3181. [5348.] ALEX. LORD HOME to DACRE.
Wrote this Tuesday to the laird of Farnyhurst. Believes he has sent him information how matters stand. "Their men are departed and gone home," all "bot ane sertan, with my consent, that is in Howm, quhilk I may dispone on as I plese." Would fain have been quit of them all. Thinks they will not be in a hurry to come again. Labours for concord in which he needs Dacre's advice, hoping to guide matters to the pleasure of both their masters. Refers him to the bearer, Dacre's servant, for more.
Hol., p. 1. Addressed: To my Lord Dakr, Warden of England. Endorsed by Dacre: Received this letter by the hands of Tom Scot, on Wednesday at night, the 23d day of this month of August.
22 Aug. 3182. LOUIS XII.
See GRANTS IN AUGUST, No. 21, footnote.
22 Aug.
Vitell. B. II., 89.* B.M.
The death of Cardinal Bainbridge was a grief to all the Court. He was very strict in all that pertained to the King's honor, to say the truth, two vehement. A little before his death he said "This affliction I am suffering for my country and the honour of my beloved King." Was wholly in his confidence. Recommends Pace and Burbank, his executors, who have faithfully fulfilled their task, and are now without a master. Last winter sent two horses to the King. Rome, 22 Aug. 1514. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2.
22 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 98. R.O.
It is needless to repeat the news, but writes to testify the regret which all have felt at the death of the Cardinal of England. Recommends his servants. Rome, 22 Aug. 1514. Signed.
Lat., p. 1.
23 Aug.
T.R. Misc. Books, 253, No. 9. R.O.
3185. [5351.] DELIVERY OF RECORDS.
Mem., that on 23 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. Sir John Cutte received out of the Treasury, by Ric. Parker his servant, two obligations between Louis XI. and Edw. IV., of which one (dated 1475, at Amiens, and sealed with green wax,) bound Louis to pay Edward 50,000 crowns. The other obligation treats of perpetual peace between Louis XI. and Edw. IV., "datum in quadam alta parlura" of the Friars Preachers of London, 1478, sealed with red wax. They were taken out of a square coffer (mark given), and remain in the great chest above the Receipt, where the evidences of France used to be placed.
Mem., that on the same day Sir John received out of the Treasury an original obligation between Charles VIII. and King Henry VII., concerning a treaty of peace, and for certain arrears, dated at Amboise, 13 Dec., 1492, sealed with green wax; which was taken out of a square coffer (mark given), and remains in the great chest.
P. 1.
23 Aug.
Paris Transcripts, No. 1. R.O.
In pursuance of what he signified by the Duc de Longueville and the Chevalier Thomas Bohier, general of Normandy, lately ambassadors, sends now the Earl of Worcester, his principal chamberlain, jointly with the Prior of St. John's and Nicholas West, LL.D., dean of Windsor, his councillors, for whom he begs credence. Guildford, 23 Aug. 1514. Countersigned: Meautis.
French. Modern transcript from Paris, pp. 2.
Add. MS.
34,208, f. 28. B.M.
3187. MARY to LOUIS XII.
The King her brother now sending ambassadors, she has given the Earl of Worcester a message "touchant les fyansailles d'entre vous et moy en parolle de present." Assures him that, as she lately wrote and signified by the Duke of Longueville, her greatest desire is to hear of his prosperity. Ends: "De la main de votre humble compagne Marie."
French. Modern copy, p. 1.
Transcripts No. 1. R.O.
2. Two other modern copies.
Each, p. 1.
23 Aug.
Adv. MS., 429.
3188. JAMES V. to LOUIS D'ORLEANS, DUKE OF LONGUEVILLE, JOHN DE SELVA and THOS. BOHIER, the French ambassadors at London.
Received, 24 (sic) Aug. their letters of the 10th from London, by Francis de Bordeaulx, Lord Pontinere, which mention the peace between England and France, and the comprehension of Scotland. Has commanded the wardens of the Marches to abstain from war, and to make an agreement to that effect with the English wardens. Edinburgh, 23 Aug. 1514.
Lat. copy, p. 1.
Ib., 430. 3189. JAMES V. to LOUIS XII.
Received from De Bordeaux, on 24 Aug., letters dated London, 10 Aug., from the Duke of Longueville, De Selva, and Bohier, his ambassadors in London, which state that Scotland will be comprehended in the peace, if he make known his wish to that effect within 3 months. Sends accordingly this letter, ratified by the Great Seal to make known his approval.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
23 Aug.
Ven. Transcr., 180, p. 23. R.O.
23 Aug. 1514.—The two letters (fn. 5) herewith answer his as far as seems necessary. He must thank Bishop De Zigli, the English ambassador, for good offices.
Italian. Modern transcript, ½ p.
24 Aug.
Sanuto, XIX., 25.
3191. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 8 Sept. 1514.]
From Ambassador Dandolo, Paris, 24 Aug.—The King is gone to Temps to see his daughters, and will afterwards come to Paris on his way into Picardy to meet his wife coming from England; so that he will not make the enterprise of Italy this year.
See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 488.
24 Aug.
Le Glay, Négoc. entre la France et l'Autriche, I., 582.
Arrived at Augsburg fifteen days after leaving Brussels. Delivered her letter and credence to Gurce, who was here and who said he had never ceased doing her service because of the past suspicions and had caused the treaty she made with England to be ratified, as he had told Louis Maraton who also brought letters from her. He advised waiting for the coming of Willingher, the treasurer, who was expected. Has, accordingly waited here six days; but, contrary to the advice both of Gurce and Willingher, who has now arrived, will leave to-morrow to try and meet the Emperor in Bavaria. Augsburg, 24 Aug. 1514.
There is a report at Rome of peace and marriage between France and England. The Swiss incline to the Pope and other Italian princes.
26 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 236. R.O.
Receipt, 26 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII., from Sir John Daunce, by Thomas Docwra, prior of the Hospital of St. John's Jerusalem in England, of 80l. for diets at 40s., in ambassade to the French King, to begin 28 Aug. next.
P. 1.
Ib., f. 237.
2. Like receipt, 26 Aug., by Thomas Benolt alias Claurencyoux king of Arms, "sent with the Earl of Worcester of ambassade to the French King" diets at 6s. for 100 days to begin 28 Aug., 30l.; also costs, going to and fro to Boleyn with safeconducts to the General of Normandy and "accompanying him from time to time," &c., 13l. 6s. 8d.
P. 1.
26 Aug.
Lansdowne, 1, f. 147. B.M.
"Charge of the household," for each day of three separate weeks, viz., Sunday, 25 Dec. 5 Hen. VIII. to Saturday 31 Dec.; Sunday, 19 March to Saturday, 25 March [1514]; and Sunday, 20 Aug. to Saturday 26 Aug. [1514].
Later copy (apparently from the Cofferer's accounts), pp. 3.
26 Aug.
Nero. B. VI., 25. B.M.
Congratulates him on his nomination to the see of York, at which he and the monastery of Winchcombe have particular reason to rejoice on account of the favors he has conferred on them. The mother that bore him has reason to rejoice, but not less so his alma mater, Oxford, that gave him to God. That University has raised some who have been bishops at 60, others at 70, but Wolsey has attained the archiepiscopal dignity not being yet 40. The priory of St. Oswald's, Gloucester, belongs to the archbishopric of York. The prior is a man of dissolute life, and keeps no discipline. Recommends to his place the cellarer of Lanthony ("divi Lonthoniensis monasterii") of the same order, the son of a sister of Henry [Deane] late Archbishop of Canterbury. "Ex Winchelcomba raptim postridie solemnitatem divi Apostoli Bartholomei."
Latin. Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Revmo, &c., Thomæ Lincolniensis sedis meritissimo episcopo, ac jam in archipræsulem Eboracensem electo. Endorsed with some lines, apparently intended as an exercise of penmanship (by Cromwell?).
26 Aug.
Copenhagen MS.
3196. DENMARK.
Cancelled credentials given by King Christian to John Backer who is "charged with representations respecting Lubeck and with a petition that Danish merchants may be admitted to trade in London, especially with cloth, as freely and fully as the Germans."
Noticed in Report of Deputy Keeper of Public Records, XLV. App. ii., 7.
26 Aug.
Vitell. B. II., 93. B.M.
By their letters dated 30th ult., heard of the arrival in England of the President of Normandy, and expectation of peace. Letters from France have since announced the peace and marriage as made. Has obtained the brief about the tenths and the subsidies with difficulty, but without much aid from the Cardinal Protector. The main difficulty was that the late Cardinal of York frequently affirmed that the King was very strict in demanding his tenths, sometimes exacting six in a year. Encloses the brief; cannot obtain any remission of the annates for his bishopric; is delighted to hear of Wolsey's advancement to York; hoped that he himself would have had the diocese of Lincoln, but hears from Ammonius that it demands personal residence; assumes that he may expect the next bishopric; needs a more decent support; has written to Ammonius of the stigma attached to him, by some of the domestics, of poisoning Cardinal Bainbridge. R[ome], 26 Aug. 1514. Signed.
Lat., pp. 3. Add.: Wyntoniensi et Lincol. episcopis.
26 Aug.
Ven. Transcr., 180, p. 23. R.O.
26 Aug. 1514.—Last night arrived Zuan Francesco de la Croce, sent in post by the Most Christian King to announce the peace and marriage with England. This morning he presented his letters of credence, dated 12th inst., and declared how the lady had been espoused by proxy, by M. de Rotholin, and a proclamation made on the 15th inst. * * * (omission in transcript). The ambassador must move the Pope not to delay gratifying the French King's wishes, now that he is sending an army into Italy, and might easily (difficillimo, qu. facillimo?), if he took umbrage, take the course of late months so much dreaded by his Holiness. If before his agreement with the English it was in his power, much more so is it now.
Italian. Modern transcript, pp. 2.
27 Aug.
Sanuto, XVIII., 469 sq.
3199. VENICE.
Rejoicings at Venice on reception, on 25 Aug. 1514, of news of the peace between France and England, brought by Zuan Francesco de la Croce, a gentleman of Theodoro Triulcio, who had been some months at the French Court. 26 and 27 Aug.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, Nos. 471–6.
28 Aug.
Stowe MS. 146, f. 128. B.M.
Paid by me Sir John Daunce, 28 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII., by command and in the presence of my lord of Lincoln, to the President of Normandy, in reward, 100l. Signed: T. Lincoln' post' Ebor'.
Small paper, p. 1.
28 Aug.
Vitell. C. XI., f. 155b. B.M. Lett. de Rois, II., 542 (Documents Inédits).
3201. [5360.] THOMAS BOHIER to WOLSEY.
The King will be glad if Wolsey will write him of the departure of the Queen, and the day she is to be at Boulogne; for, as I wrote to her, he is marvellously anxious to see her. The Duke de Longueville is commissioned to write to Wolsey, both about the Queen's suite and the interview with the King. Etampes, 28 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: M. L'Eveche d'Yorck.
28 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 102. R.O.
The King is in good health,—desires news from her every day, but above all things to see her in France. Estampes, 28 Aug. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Addressed.
28 Aug.
Vitell. B. II., 97. B.M. Ellis 1, S. I., 99.
3203. [5356.] [WILLIAM BURBANK] to HENRY VIII.
The Pope has caused most diligent examination to be made, and the body of the late Cardinal Bainbridge to be opened, as it was reported he died by poison. The Bp. of Worcester, "your Grace's orator," an enemy to my Lord, has been suspected; and a priest of the name of Ranalde [of] Modena, much in my Lord's chamber, with whom Worcester was intimate, has been arrested on suspicion, and sent to Castle Angelo. The Pope commanded Burbank to be present at the examination, that he might send a report to England. During the three days the writer tarried in the house, Rainalde made no confession; though he acknowledged to having made Worcester privy to the Cardinal's secrets. He was put to the torture—and Burbank left for Florence. Has since heard from Pace, who writes that Ranalde confesses he put poison into the Cardinal's potage, soon after Corpus Christi Day last, at the desire of Worcester, who gave him 15 ducats for so doing;—that one Stephen, his (Worcester's) secret chamberlain, was privy;—and that he bought the poison at Spoleto, and kept it under a "tyyll stoon." He has since written this confession, and given it to Cardinal Medicis, "your Grace's protector," empowered by the Pope to examine the facts. He confessed freely, acknowledging other enormities, hoping the Pope would spare his life. Medicis said he should be pardoned for all saving the killing of the Cardinal. Next day he wounded himself with a small knife, and is at the point of death. Pace writes that Worcester hopes to escape by influence of his friends, and the Pope would gladly hush up the matter, for the service rendered by Worcester in procuring peace between France and England. Burbank cannot believe it, as the Pope at first professed he would have justice done. Stephen has been apprehended. They reported at Rome, that the late Cardinal had been poisoned by his cook at the instigation of some prelate in England; but he and Pace replied, "that prelates of England and English-born were never disposed to such acts." Great solicitation has been made to the Pope to have Ranalde's confession revoked and Worcester saved. In his confession making [he] desired the Pope "to regard the said bishop's [honour] and to have compassion upon him; else, he said, that he must needs be undone, though it were but only by means of my Lord Cardinal Hadrian." Has desired Pace to write to the King. Was "soore craside" when writing this and begs pardon for its rudeness. Florence, 28 Aug. 1514. Without signature.
Mutilated, pp. 3. Add.
28 Aug.
Vitell. B. II., 94.* B.M. Ellis 1, S. I., 106.
3204. [5357.] [WILLIAM BURBANK] to HENRY VIII.
Has heard from Richard Pacie, since closing his last, that the priest who poisoned the Cardinal has been induced by his confessors, through the means of Worcester, to retract his confession. "By enforcing of his confessors, he denied the space of two days," banning the time he was familiar with Worcester. He died on the 26th, confessing he had poisoned the Cardinal; "but he did not show by whose instance; being so commanded by his confessors." The process against him is kept for the King's inspection. There is no real confession of the "said" Ranald except the first. Great excitement at Rome against Worcester; but the Pope will take no proceedings against him till he knows the King's pleasure. Florence, 28 Aug.
P. 1. Without signature, but headed: "... nke."
28 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 101. R.O.
3205. [5358.] LEO X. to HENRY VIII.
Had before written respecting a cargo of alum, worth 12,000 ducats, belonging to the Apostolic Chamber, which had been consigned to John de Cavalcanti, and confiscated to the Duke of Suffolk. Hears that an arrangement had been made by Cavalcanti to pay the Duke a large sum of money to the prejudice of the Chamber. Begs he will not permit this, but command John Francis de Bardis, papal commissary, the bearer, to have the alum or the proceeds. If Cavalcanti has committed any wrong, begs he may be pardoned at the Pope's instance. Rome, 28 Aug. 1514. Countersigned: P. Bembus.
Latin. Parchment. Add.
28 Aug.
Sanuto, XIX., 6.
3206. VENICE.
[Note of letters seen 1 Sept., 1514.]
From Vetor Lipomano, Rome, 28 Aug.—The Venetian ambassador has been very ill. On the 26th came letters from France, of the 15th, announcing that the agreement with England is proclaimed and the marriage concluded; so that the King will not come this year, but it is said that he will give his second daughter to the Archduke of Burgundy and also that the King of England wishes to leave his present wife, daughter of the King of Spain, who was his brother's wife, because with her he cannot have any issue (heredità) and wishes to marry a daughter of the French Duke of Bourbon. * * * To-day, 28th, came letters of the 14th to the French ambassador that the King will not come into Italy this year and was preparing great festivities for the reception of the Queen. At Rome, was imprisoned (retenuto in castello) a chaplain of the late Cardinal of England on a charge of poisoning the said Cardinal. The chaplain has killed himself and the Pope has caused his body to be hanged and afterwards quartered; and has also had some other persons arrested. It appears the chaplain confessed that an Englishman made him do it. The truth will now be known. The term fixed for surrender to the Genoese of the Lanterna of Genoa was the 26th inst. The King of England demands of the Emperor a million ducats for being the cause of his spending so much last year in the war with France; and he wishes to dissolve his own marriage. From the Pope he will obtain what he wishes, as France also did with Pope Julius. (fn. 6) The Ambassador does not suffer, but is very weak. Maximilian, who was to have been at Yspurch on the 15th, has been very ill and would not be there till the 23rd.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 479.
28 Aug.
Sanuto, XVIII., 481.
Congratulations on the peace between him and France. Thanks him for therein naming the Signory among his friends. 28 Aug. 1514.
Latin. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 477.
29 Aug.
Galba B. III., 212.* B.M.
Wrote last on the x ... inst. from Berghez. Have not since heard from his Highness. This morning dined with the lord of Berghes, and afterwards had an interview with the Archduchess, who "cannot apaese herself" about the French King's marriage, and declares the penance is too great for their offence towards England. The Sovereign of Flanders left this afternoon for England;—his commission is said to be to know how they are comprised in the treaty with France. The murmurs here at the alliance are as great as ever. The ambassador of Aragon was never so popular on account of his great offers, but, by past experience, the Archduchess has no cause to trust him. The Archduchess says Henry could not have done a greater pleasure "unto h[im] that is occasion of all mischiefs," [Ferdinand], than by making this alliance. Berghez, 29 Aug. 1514. Signed.
P. 1, mutilated.
[29 Aug.]
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 238. R.O.
In the talk we had after dinner with Berghes, he said that no one could be more displeased, with this alliance with France, than he, but nevertheless he would remain your servant all his life. He thinks this affair very strange, considering the letters you wrote to the Archduchess, saying you would never make peace without first informing her. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. In Spinelly's hand.
Lettres de
Louis XII., iv., 349.
3210. [5368.] MARGARET OF SAVOY.
Her instructions to Mons. de Castres sent to Henry VIII. 1. Madame understands that peace was published between England and France on St. Lawrence day (10 Aug.). 2. Wishes to know if the Prince and his countries be comprised, and if she is to have restitution of the lands seized by France for the favor she bore to England, on pretence that some Germans had taken places of the Duke of Longueville. 3. Is to inquire if Mary be married to the King of France, or not, before he speak to Henry. 4. If he find she is, he shall say that Madame, though she had heard so, would not believe it, as Henry had given her no intimation, and no match could be more suitable for Mary than with the Prince. 5. If he find they are only in treaty for a match, either between Louis and Mary, or, as some say, between Louis and the Queen of Scots, he is to tell the King and his Council, severally, that Madame could not believe the rumor, or suppose the King would so soon depart from the treaty made at Calais, seeing that Monsieur would be one of the great princes of Christendom. 6. That Madame is doing her best to urge the Emperor to hasten the conclusion of the marriage. 7. If he find that no such marriage is contemplated, is to tell the Bp. of Lincoln, that, in spite of the rumors, Margaret had never any fear of it after the promises of England. 8. If he find the thing in train he shall remind the King of his promise made to Margaret, both by mouth, and by writing signed by his hand and written by the hand of the Bp. of Lincoln, of which he shall show a copy. (fn. 7) 9. If the marriage be irrevocably solemnised, he shall find by whom it was brought about; if by Suffolk and the Bp. of Lincoln, he shall show the King the copy of his said promise, and also show it to the Duke of Norfolk and the bishops of Winchester and Durham, and remonstrate against the breach of faith. 10. If the match have been made by the opposite party, above named, he is to show the promise to Suffolk and Lincoln. 11. If the King allege that a similar written promise had been violated on her part, he shall say that Margaret apprised Spinelly of the truce between France and the Emperor as soon as she knew it was treated of. 12. If they allege a project of marriage between the French King and Margaret, no such project had been entertained or spoken of. 13. The Emperor or Aragon may have proposed to marry her niece Eleanor to France, but it was without her knowledge. 14. If they complain of not being able to levy soldiers in Flanders, it has not been through her fault. 15. France has seized the country of Charlois, the seigneuries of Noyers, Chasteau Chinon, Chaulcizn, and La Perriere, with the sale of salt in Burgundy, on some false pretences, really in revenge for the favor shown by Margaret to England.
29 Aug.
Milan Transcripts. R.O.
A priest, Rinaldo da Modena, of the Cardinal of England's chamber, confessed to having poisoned his master but afterwards denied this. Subsequently he struck a knife into his breast and died confirming that he had done it. Rome, 29 Aug. 1514.
Italian. See Milan Calendar, I, No. 713.
Lettres de Louis XII., iv., 342. 3212. [5253.] CARDINAL BAINBRIDGE.
After the death of the Cardinal of England, a suspicion arose in the mind of the secretary (Pace) who is his executor that he had been poisoned by his chamberlain. The Pope accordingly ordered the chamberlain to be apprehended. He confessed it, without being pressed, and said he had done it, at the request of the Bishop of Worcester, and purchased the poison with his money. He afterwards exculpated the Bishop, and then accused him again. This chamberlain had been many years brought up by the Bishop. At last, to escape torture, he stabbed himself. The Pope ordered his body to be hung on a gibbet, with his confession attached, then beheaded and quartered, and the quarters exhibited for one day on the gallows. He also accused a fellow servant of the Bishop's household, who is also arrested; the writer knows not how far he will be able to clear himself and his master. He will not be able to remove all suspicion.
In view of the above I have desisted from entreating your suit; and I beg that this writing may not be shown. The Bishop will defend himself by money. (fn. 8)
That he administered poison to the Cardinal of England at the instigation of the Bishop of Worcester, who gave him 15 gold coins, one part large ducats, the other de camera, saying, "If we do not get rid of this Cardinal we shall never live quietly in Rome." Bought the poison at Spoleto, and gave it to the Cardinal in a potage about Corpus Christi day. He was immediately seized with a cholic; was relieved by a clister, and went to supper with the Cardinal de Finario. Next day he had a relapse, lay in bed very ill, and never rose again. Had asked the Bishop, on his first broaching the affair to him, with whom he might safely communicate. The Bishop replied he might confide in his chamberlain, Stephen. When Raynaldus wrote these things to the Pope, he commended to his Holiness the honor of the Bishop of Worcester, who would be ruined if the affair came to light.
30 Aug. 3214. ERASMUS to MOUNTJOY.
The letter placed in Vol. II. No. 866 (describing his vow to St. Paul made on the journey to Basle, where Erasmus is as busy with his editing as the Emperor in fighting the Venetians), is of this year. See Allen's edition, Vol. II, p. 5.
31 Aug.
Calig. E. I., 31 [59]. B.M.
Has arrived out of the barren country, and accomplished his commission. The war is being stopped. Will tell him the rest of the news "[de bou]che," and will come to him as soon as he can without killing his horse. Begs he will not forget a gelding "pour Monseigneur le Ga ... [Lan]guedoc" for hunting. Does not think Clarencieux can recover the hob[by] of Monseigneur de la Faiete. B[erwick ?], 31 Aug.
31 Aug.
Calig. E. II., 50 [I. 149]. B.M.
Has fulfilled his commission. The Queen and Council will order the wardens of the Marches to agree with those of England for the cessation of all war. The Parliament was appointed for ("estoit terme au") the 12 Sept., which will conclude everything to be done within the three months appointed; "et apres ledit conseil general en adve[rtira (?)] le roy," all wars being meanwhile suspended. Advertises the President of it that he may induce the English council to issue the like orders to their wardens, admirals, &c. Wishes this written into France. Reserves the rest to tell by mouth; also the commendations of Mons. de Labastie. Will make such haste to him as horses and bad roads may permit. Berwick, Thursday evening, 31 Aug.
Hol. Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add.: "A Mons. Mons. le premier president de Rouen, Ambassadeur de France en Angleterre, a Londres."
31 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 104. R.O.
3217. [5367.] LOUIS XII. to MARGARET OF SAVOY.
Requests her to aid in securing to Louis Guillart his rights as Bp. of Tournay. St. Germain-en-Laye, 31 Aug.
French. Copy in Sir Richard Wingfield's hand, p. 1. Add.: [To] the King's grace.
31 Aug.
Vitell. B. XVIII., 95. B.M.
Wrote last ... month [from] Fykylbrok in Loutotreuce. Arrived here yesterday at noon. Has very little news to communicate. Since his arrival here the ambassadors of the Pope and [Aragon have gone] to the Cardinal of Gource at Aws[burg] ... but for what purpose Wingfield is ignorant. Owing to a disease the Emperor had in his leg (as Wingfield mentioned in his last), "he departed from the p[lace where I] left him" the 22nd of this month, in a horse-litter, a[nd when] "he had passed one journey hitherward he was advertised [of the army] which the King of Hungary had prepared in Bohemia to g[o against the] Crwsyfery in Hungary, when they were countermande[d because the] Captain of the said Crwciferi was taken and put to execu[tion and the] people appeased, the said army of Bohemia began to ma ... [on] the confines of Austria so that the Emperor was fay[n to return] again to his town of Welce in Loudetreuee to make ... and since word is come that the said army of B[ohemia] ... every man returned to his house." Wingfield has had no letters from Henry since the 19th of May, therefore he is no better than a cipher. Complains of poverty, and implores Henry to send him a remedy, else he must find one himself, where, altho' he may not fare so sumptuously, he shall live so as he need not be in debt, "for much better it is for a beggar to live and die amongst beggars than to have the appearance of riches and live amongst the rich in extreme poverty." Will serve Henry to the best of his ability. Insbrook, the last day of August 1514.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated.
31 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 103. R.O.
Received his letters touching the Cardinal of York's executors; but, as yet, owing to the sudden departure of this courier for France, has been able to do little. If that way fail, trusts to find such a remedy as will satisfy Wolsey. "The persons be so subtle and crafty that the best remedy we can find shall be little enough." Rome, 31 Aug. 1514. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: R'mo, &c., Tho. Ep'o Lincol' postulato Eboracensi.
31 Aug.
Vitell. B. II., 95. B.M.
Thinks they understand by his last letters of the 26th, the suspicions attaching to the death of Cardinal Bainbridge, and the confession and subsequent revocation of the priest Raynaldus, who stabbed himself in prison, and three hours before dying affirmed on his oath that he alone, nemine conscio, caused the Cardinal's death. The prosecutors, to satisfy the rage of Pace and John C[lerk], insisted with the Pope that he should be hanged and quartered even after death, although his confession was full of prevarication, and wrung from him by fear of torture. He was always a madman, and, though a priest, never performed any but servile offices in the Chamber. Cannot believe him guilty of so great a crime, when none of his confession is verified, and when asked why he had accused Worcester said he had done so to save himself, because he was a thief, and had stolen money and papers from his master. When in England, nine [years] ago Worcester found him so intractable that after three months he dismissed him from his service. Notwithstanding his confession Ric. Pace and John Cleck (sic) persist in attributing this crime to Worcester. Is satisfied with having cleared himself, but requests that they be ordered to forbear. Will send Raynald's process. His letters to Ammonius will explain more. The citadel of Genoa called the Lantern which was holding out for the French, has surrendered to the Genoese, who have begun to demolish it. Has just received letters of the King and them, announcing the peace and the marriage of the Princess Mary. The Pope will write; he praises much the letters of the King and Ammonius for the elegance of their style. Was himself present at her betrothal to the Prince of Castile. The Spanish cardinal Surrentin and the Spanish ambassador have impugned this marriage. The Pope intends to celebrate mass on the occasion in Sancta Maria de Populo. It is rumored there that the French will have to pay 1,000,000 scudi. Rome, 31 Aug. 1514. Signed.
Lat., mutilated, pp. 4. Begins: Reverendissimi Domini.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 239. R.O. 3221. FRANCE.
[Memorandum of payments to be made ?]
To the Lord Chamberlain for 100 days, at 3l. 6s. 8d. a day. To the Lord of St. John's for 40 days, at 40s. a day. To Dr. West for 100 days, at 20s. To Clarenceuxe for 100 days, at 6s.; and for giving to Boleyne with safe-conducts to the General of Normandy and accompanying him during his stay here, 13l. 6s. 8d.; and rewards to heralds and officers of arms, the day of making the contract with the French King, 33l. 6s. 8d.
P. 1. In Wolsey's hand, and signed by him: T. Lincoln. Post. Ebor.
Exch. Accts., 202 (22). R.O. 3222. ORDNANCE.
Mutilated fragment of an account by Sir Sampson Norton of the ordnance in his keeping; containing most of the portion relating to gunpowder "upon the end of this view taken by Sir Edward Belknap and other," together with an additional 26 last received from Wm. Copland since the said view, viz., on 18 Aug. Among the items are 37 last 6 ½barrels to the Admiral anno quinto, 7 barrels to Th. Hert for "shooting of gonnes at the Myle End," 10 last to Lord Barnes for the King's field, 3 last to the Baron of Carew for the rear-ward, 12 (?) last to the Master of the Ordnance for the "vauncegard," 4 last 10 bar. left at Tournay, 9 last to Sir Nic. Vaux for Guisnes castle, and various small quantities to Lord Mountejoye for Hammez, Sir Edw. Guldeford for the town of Guisnes, Sir Edw. Poynings and John Waren for Dover castle, Th. Vaughan, bailey of Dover, Sir Roland Vilevyle for Bewmares, lord Burgavenny, John Litilcote for Garnesey, Th. Prowde for Marke, Brian Wilkenson for the Marches of Calais, John Rowlyns, Walter Culpeper and Hans Mydystopp, for Newnam Brigge, and Sir Nic. Wadham for the Isle of Wight.
Large paper, originally part of a roll, pp. 2. Endd. with notes about Norton's account for horses after the King came from Tournay.
Grant by Thomas bp. of Durham and others, to Thomas bp. of Lincoln and others, of the manors of Hunsdon and Estwyk and all Oldhall's lands in cos. Herts and Essex. See Catalogue of Ancient Deeds, Vol. I, p. 114.
Vitell. C. XI., f. 156 b. B.M. Ellis I S. I., 113. Lett. de Rois, II., 545. (Documents Inédits.) 3224. [5463.] MARY OF FRANCE to MONSIEUR [LOUIS XII.].
Has received his very affectionate letters by the Bishop of Lincoln. There is nothing she so much desires as to see him. Her brother the King uses all diligence to hasten her departure, which will take place shortly. Wishes to hear from him.
Hol. French.
Vit. C. XVI., 145. B.M. 3225. LOUIS XII. to [WOLSEY (?)].
* * * "[gr]ant co[ntentement le soin que] vous aves pris a ... [l]a pais, et vous prie [tenir] main a lentretenemen[t] dicelle ainsy que j'ay en vo[us conf]iance; car de mon co[eur je] la desire sur toutes ... [en]tretenir; et au su[rplus fai]ctes mes recommand[ations a]u Roy mon bon frer[e ton] maistre et luy dicte[s] je luy prye menvoye[r sa] seur le plus tost q[ue] faire se pourra et qui[l] fera en ce faisant singulie[r ... mon cou[sin] ... de Longueville vous ... re plus au long. [Ecri]t de la main de,
"V're amy,
Hol., pp. 2. Flyleaf, with address, lost.
3226. GRANTS IN AUGUST, 1514.
1 (fn. 9). William Gower, groom of the Chamber. To be, for life, ranger of the forest of Shottore, Stowodde, and Barnewode, Oxon., on surrender by Hammet Clegge of patent 5 Feb. 3 Hen. VII. Greenwich, 11 April 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Aug. 5 Hen. VIII. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1. [4382.]
2. Cuthbert Tunstall, clk. Custody of the lands and wardship and marriage of Marmaduke, son and heir of Brian Tunstall of Thurland, Lanc., who held of the duchy of Lancaster and of the barony of Kendall, Westmor. and custody (in reversion) of the lands which Isabel, widow of the said Brian, holds as her dower. Del. Westm., 1 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7. [5288.]
3.11 Edward duke of Buckingham. Licence to found a college of one dean, one sub-dean, eight secular priests, four clerks and eight choristers beside the church of Thornbury, Glouc., in honour of the Blessed Virgin Mary; and mortmain licence for that college to acquire from him or others lands to the yearly value of 300l. (Witnesses not named.) Del. Westm., 2 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (injured). Charter Roll 200, No. 4. [5289.]
4. Justices of Gaol Delivery.
Northampton.—Commission to Thos. Pen, mayor, Sir Wm. Compton, Wm. Gascoigne, John Saxby and John Parvyn. Westm., 2 Aug. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6d. [5291.]
5. Edward duke of Buckingham. Mortmain licence for him or any other persons to give lands to the yearly value of 60l. to the abbey of Tewkesbury. (Witnesses not named.) Del. Westm., 2 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Charter Roll 200, No. 3. [5293.]
6. Thomas duke of Norfolk, treasurer and marshal of England, Thomas bishop of Lincoln, postulate of York, and Richard bishop of Winchester, keeper of the Privy Seal. Commission to treat for peace with Louis XII., and for renewal of the treaties of Estaples and London. Westm., 2 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B.
(2) The same. Commission to contract a marriage between the King's sister Mary and Louis XII. Same date. S.B. [5294.]
7. Elizabeth Lysle alias Lyele, the Queen's gentlewoman. Grant for life, at the Queen's request, of a field called Northburghilles, late in the tenure of John Byrde; half a bondage and lands late in the tenure of William Meese; a bondage and lands late in the tenure of Richard Skelton; lands late in the tenure of John Graunte; 34 acres of land and meadow late in the tenure of Richard Mason; 19 acres of meadow in Langmede; a field called Crakeholm, late in the tenure of John Tyght; and half a bondage, late in the tenure of Stephen Gylmyn. The premises form a parcel of the manor of Maxhey, Northt., and were granted to Thomas Fouler and Edith his wife, now deceased, during the life of the said Edith, by charter of John bishop of Rochester, Hugh bishop of Exeter, Sir William Knyvet, Sir David Philips, Henry Hornby, clk., Humphrey Conyngesby, serjeant-at-law, Robert Barnard, clk., Hugh Assheton, clk., John Saint John, Gabriel Silvester, clk., John Footehede, clk., Robert Brudenell, King's serjeant-at-law, James Whitstones, clk., and William Bedell, who were enfeoffed by the King's grandmother, Margaret late Countess of Richmond. Eltham, 4 July 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Aug. P.S. [5296.]
8. Richard bp. of Winchester, Thomas bp. of Lincoln, and John Heron, treasurer of the Chamber, Councillors. Commission to call in all debts due to the King by obligations, recognizances, &c., enforce payment or grant respites upon new obligations and to give discharges by bills (signed by any two of them) which shall be sufficient warrant to the master of the Rolls and other judges and officers to cancel recognisances. S.B. (in English). Del. Westm., 4 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7d. [5298.]
9. Thomas [Wolsey] bp. of Lincoln, elect of York. To have the custody of the Archbishopric of York, and the temporalities of the see, from the death of Christopher late Archbishop, until restitution be made. Del. Westm., 5 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8. Rymer XIII. 412. [5300.]
10. Peter Collett, native of Normandy. Licence to hold the rectory of Ovyngden, Sussex. Wanstead, 31 July 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Aug. P.S. [5303.]
11. Heirs of Walter Estcourte. Livery of lands to John Pynkernell and Joan his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of Walter Estcourte; to John Denys and Agnes his wife, another daughter and heir; and to John Everard and William Pynkernell, kinsmen and heirs of the said Walter, Everard being son and heir of Margaret, third daughter, and Pynkernell being brother of John, son and heir of Elizabeth, fourth daughter Del. Westm., 7 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8. [5308.]
12. David ap Howell, of Westminster, (who was convicted of felony, temp. Hen. VII., before Nicholas Trigge, alderman of Stamford, William Ratclyff, Thomas Philip and Geoffrey Hampton, justices of the peace,) and Robert Bawdes, a lawyer, who, as a clerk, was committed to the custody of William late bishop of Lincoln, and remains in that of Thomas present Bishop. Pardon. Del. Westm., 7 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7. [5309.]
13. Edward Lyttelton and Edmund Acton. Grant of the lands in Worc., Staff. and Salop, which belonged to Dame Mary Lytelton, deceased, as her jointure, and are of the yearly value of 50l., with arrears since her death; to hold during the "nonage" of John s. and h. of Sir Wm. Lyttelton, dec. Eltham, 3 July 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Aug. P.S. (in English). Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8. [5310.]
14. William Crane, the King's servant. Licence to export broadcloths, kerseys, hides, and other merchandize not belonging to the Staple of Calais, and import cloths of silk or silk and gold, wines called malveseys, woad, alum, &c., to such amount as will yield in customs not above 20l. each way. Del. Westm., 8 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8. [5312.]
15. Wm. Hunnyng, serjeant of the Acatry. Commission for six months to provide oxen, sheep, calves, codfish, salmon, and other provisions for the Household. Westm., 8 Aug. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8d. [5313.]
16. John Trende, alias Trynde, merchant tailor of London. Protection for one year; going in the retinue of Sir Richard Wyngefeld, Deputy of Calais. Eltham, 19 July 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. P.S. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9. [5314.]
17. France. Proclamation of a treaty of peace, by way of marriage, between Henry VIII. and Louis of France, with free intercourse between the two countries; to begin 7th August. Del. Otford, 10 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English).
2. Writ to the mayor of Calais for the same. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7d. [5315.]
18. Barth. Salviati, merchant of Florence. Licence to retain in his hands for four years the customs on goods exported and imported by him within 18 months from 15 July 6 Hen. VIII., viz., to the amount of 1,000l. Del. Westm., 14 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8. [5324.]
19. William Horsley, yeoman of the Guard. To be bailiff of the lordships of Cropton in Pikering Lyth, and of Skirtenbek, Yorks., for life; with fees of 30s. 4d. a year for Cropton, and 33s. 4d. a year for Skirtenbek. Del. Otford, 14 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English). Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7. [5325.]
20. Giles du Wes, alien. Licence to retain in his hands for five years the customs on goods imported and exported by him within the next five years, to the amount of 1,000l. Del. Otford, 15 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8. [5328.]
21. England and France. Appointment of Charles earl of Worcester, lord of Harberd and Gower, chamberlain, Thomas Dokwra, prior of St. John's, and Nicholas West, LL.D., dean of Wyndesor, Councillors, as commissioners to take the oath of Louis king of the French, for observing the treaty of peace concluded on 7 August last, deliver Henry VIII.'s letters confirmatory of the same and of the marriage contract between Louis and the Princess Mary, and receive similar letters from Louis. Westm., 18 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16. Rymer XIII. 436.
ii. Appointment of the same to receive the obligation of Louis XII. for payment of 1,000,000 cr. of gold, according to the treaty of 7 August last, and to deliver obligations made by Charles duke of Orleans, father of Louis XII., and other French nobles. Westm., 18 August 6 Hen. VIII. (fn. 10) S.B. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16. Rymer XIII. 436. [5335.]
22. Richard Bigge, yeoman horseman of the King's harriers. To be bailiff of the lordship of Patengeham, Staff., as held by Thomas Wobaston, deceased; [also lease, for life, of the farm of the said lordship, at 25l. rent] (fn. 11). Del. Otford, 18 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English, endorsed. At Wanstede the 3rd day of August, anno r. R. H. VIIIvi 6to.—Per Myllet). Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9 (marked "vacat"). [5336.]
23. Christopher Mores, gunner. To be gunner in the Tower of London, with 12d. a day. Greenwich, 14 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 18 Aug. P.S. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9. [5340.]
24. Treaties with France. Ratification by Henry VIII. of the treaty (not recited) of marriage between Louis king of the French and Princess Mary, concluded by Thomas duke of Norfolk, treasurer and marshal of England, Thomas bishop of Lincoln, postulate of York, and Richard bishop of Winchester, keeper of the Privy Seal, commissioners for England; and Louis duke of Longueville, marquis of Ruthelyn, great chamberlain of France, John de Selva, LL.D., first president of the Parliament of Normandy, and Sir Thomas Bohier, general of France, commissioners for France. London, 20 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. Rymer XIII. 438.
ii. Ratification by Henry VIII. of the treaty (not recited) of amity concluded by the same commissioners. London, 20 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. Endorsed: Warrants to my Lord Chancellor. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10. Rymer XIII. 437. [5343.]
25. Abbey of St. Peter's, Gloucester. Restitution of the temporalities, on election of William Malvern, B.D., as abbot, which has been confirmed by Thomas Hanniball, LL.D., vicar-general of Silvester bishop of Worcester, now in foreign parts. Eltham, 26 June 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 20 Aug. P.S. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10.
ii. Certificate by Hannibal of the confirmation of the election. Gloucester, 2 June 1514. [5344.]
26. Henry Jenkynson, of Scarburgh, Yorks., alias of London, fishmonger. Protection for one year; going in the retinue of Sir Richard Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 17 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 21 Aug. P.S. French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9. [5345.]
27. John Mauncell, dec. Commission to Ralph Lane, John Wattys, Maurice Osbern, Giles Pulton, Geo. Bovyle and Wm. Saunders, to make further inquisition in co. Northampton concerning the possessions of John Mauncell, deceased, the inquisition previously returned being considered incomplete. Otford, 22 Aug. Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7d. [5346.]
28. William Dyngley of Charleton, Worc. Grant, in fee, of the manor of Shireffeslenche, Worc., at the rent of 5l. a year. Del. Otford, 28 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. S.B.Pat. 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9. [5361.]
29. Philip Draycotte, merchant-tailor of London. Licence for five years to export merchandise not belonging to the Staple of Calais, to any port of the Archduke of Austria, or elsewhere; and to import merchandise "of the said Archduke" and other foreign parts. Greenwich, 11 Aug. 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 29 Aug. P.S. (in English). French Roll, 6 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10. [5363.]


  • 1. Ammonius.
  • 2. The initial may be "E." According to Anselme (VIII. 353), Etiennette de la Baume married, on 18 Oct. 1514, Jean de Neufchastel, seigneur de Marnay.
  • 3. Richard de la Pole.
  • 4. Georgius Zekel, whose death is more fully described in F. Nadasti's edition of Rewa's De Monarchia et Corona regni Hungarie.
  • 5. Extracts from these, to the Ambassadors in France and Rome, expressing the Signory's satisfaction at the peace between France and England, are also in R.O. (Venetian Cal., II, Nos. 467–8.)
  • 6. But the dispensation for Louis XII.'s divorce from Jeanne of France and subsequent marriage with Anne of Britanny was granted by Alexander VI. (in December 1498).
  • 7. See it in Lett, de Max. et Marg. II. 224.
  • 8. The writer is supposed by the editor of the Lett. de Louis XII. to be Jacques Annocque, Imperial solicitor in the court of Rome.
  • 9. This entry is of the year 1513. accidentally misplaced.
  • 10. The letters patent of Louis, for payment of the above, dated St. Germain-en-Laye, 22 Aug. 1514, will be found in R. T. 137, p. 4. See Vol. III., No. 1321 (2).
  • 11. Cancelled.