Henry VIII: May 1511

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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'Henry VIII: May 1511', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 1, 1509-1514, (London, 1920) pp. 408-425. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol1/pp408-425 [accessed 20 April 2024]


May 1511

2 May.
Harl. MS. 421, f. 137. B.M.
30 April 1511.—Christopher Grebill, of Crainebroke, son of John Grebill the Elder, aged 22 years, examined in presence of the parties "abovesaid" of the belief of his mother Agnes Grebill upon (1) the Sacrament of the Altar; (2), confession to a priest; (3), sacrament of matrimony; (4), christening and bishoping of children; (5), pilgrimages; and (6), worshipping of saints and offerings, says that she taught that the sacrament of the altar is but bread, that infant baptism is useless and confirmation vain, that confession may only be made to God, that pilgrimages and worshipping images are of no affect. These views his father also held and his father and mother communed of them divers times within the last three years, both on holydays and working days, but he cannot say how often. He had no feeling that these were errors until he heard John Ive's teaching and saw Mr. John Ive's books three years ago. Has since discussed them with his father in the presence of his brother John Grebill.
John Grebill the younger, of Tenterden, aged 21 years, sworn 29 April by "the said most reverend father in God" and in presence of the said witnesses, answers that his father and mother have taught (as above) for about twelve months past. They often taught him when he was younger but he gave no heed to it.
"Whereupon the said Bishop" on Friday, 2 May, 1511, gave sentence (full sentence recited (fn. 1) ), leaving her, as a convicted heretic, to the secular court.
Signifies that William Carder, Agnes Grebill and Robert Haryson have been convicted of heresy and remain to be dealt with by his secular arm. Knoll, 2 May 1511, pont. 8.
Copy, pp. 5. The sentence and signification in Latin.
2 May.
Lettres de Louis XII., ii., 205.
This is now the eighth day since, rebus infectis, he left the Papal Court at Bologna, and came the same day to Modena. On the following day he was joined by the bp. of Paris, who accompanied him from Modena hitherwards; and because the ambassador of Scotland was following them from Bologna and sent word asking them to await him here, they stopped yesterday, and heard him; but he brought no great matter, and, therefore, they are leaving to-day, the bp. of Paris for Milan and the writer to go to the Emperor. Parma, 2 May 1511.
2 May.
Ven. Transcr. 176, p. 100. R.O.
2 May 1511.—The Pope to be reminded of the expediency of making the Swiss break with France. The enemy's army about to move, but the direction it will take not known. The Cardinal of York should bring his men to join those here, so that the Venetians may be stronger to take advantage of the enemy's moving. Are pleased that the Pope has conferred the provostry upon the bp. of Ceira and trust that Gurk will soon repent his insolence. It would be well for the Pope to notify his ambassador in England and also the Princes of Germany, who hate Gurk. Approve means taken to get the Spanish ambassador to write; for Gurk will doubtless try to give a contrary account of his doings.
Italian. Modern transcript, p. 1. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 101.
3 May.
Lettres de Louis XII., ii., 206.
* * * Waits here two or three days and Gurk delays in the neighbourhood until they hear what the Pope says to their demands made to the ambassador of Scotland touching peace with Ferrara and the Venetians; but the writer has little hope of the said ambassador doing anything. (fn. 2) Piacenza, 3 May.
5 May.
Lettres de Louis XII., ii., 219.
Thanks for good reception at Parma. On Saturday, at 22 o'clock, the Pope gave him audience for two hours, and finally said that if the Bishop of Paris would come, and bring the Count of Carpy, things should be arranged to the King's satisfaction. Advises him to come; as also do the Cardinals of Pavia and Nantes. If he speak for the affairs of the Emperor he will accomplish as much as the bp. of Gurk could. Bologna, 5 May, at 10 a.m.
5 May.
Ven. Transcr. 175, p. 143. R.O.
757. VENICE.
Licence passed, 5 May 1511, for Piero da Cha da Pesaro, whom the King of England presses to fulfil a contract for bows, to hire foreign ships, and lade partly with Candia wines, for conveyance of the bows.
Italian. Modern transcript, p. 1. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 102.
[6 May.] (fn. 3)
Lettres de Louis XII., ii., 221.
Has received his letters and thanks him for the pains he has taken. Is not to be blamed if the arms of Christendom are not turned against the Infidel, seeing that the Pope will not even receive his ambassador, the Bishop of Paris.
6 May.
Sanuto, XII., 166.
759. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 8 May 1511.]
From the Papal Court, Bologna, 6 May.—That the Pope presses for the fleet. Practises are being carried on with the Abp. of Paris, French ambassador, who was at Parma and to whom the Scotch ambassador went to speak of an agreement. The Archbp. then went to Milan and wrote to his King. On receipt of the King's answer he will come to the Papal Court.
Ib., 196. ii. [Note of letters received 28 May 1511.]
From Andrea Badoer, London, 5 and 6 May.—The King will do great things against France if the King of Spain will do the like; and he wishes the agreement with Maximilian were concluded. Nevertheless he is sending the King [of France ?] twelve fine coursers, &c.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 106.
6 May.
R. MS. 13 B. II., 65. (No. 180.) B.M. Ep. Reg. Scot. I., 138.
Expresses a high opinion of Andrew Bp. of Murray. Has resolved to make him a Cardinal upon the first creation. Bologna, 6 May 1511, pont. 8.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
7 May.
Ven. Transer. 176, p. 101. R.O.
7 May 1511.—Perceive by his letter what the Pope told him the Scotch ambassador had reported and what the Bp. of Paris said about the brief upon Venetian affairs. And although his Holiness said that, now Gurk was gone, * * * It would be well to urge the King of England to fulfil his offer made in case the King of France should come into Italy.
Italian. Modern extract. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 103.
Reversal of attainder. See GRANTS IN MAY, No. 14.
9 May.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 2, f. 42. R.O.
763. [1656.] PAUL WITHYPOLL, Citizen and Merchant Tailor of London.
Extract from "Coram Rege" Rolls, headed Easter term, 3 Hen. VIII.; on Roll 29, Rooper:—That the said Paul, on Friday after the quinzaine of Easter, came into the King's Bench at Westminster, and presented a bill stating that he prosecuted John Weston, citizen and mercer of London, who was in the Marshalsea, for money due to him from two obligations of 20l. each, made on 18 Feb. 1 Hen. VIII. by Weston in the parish of St. Sepulchre, in the ward of Faryngdon without, London.
Lat., large paper, pp. 2.
Created Earl of Devon. See GRANTS IN MAY, No. 16.
10 May.
Sanuto, XII., 173.
765. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 11 May 1511.]
From the Proveditor Capello, dated Finale, 8, 9, and 10 May—Pope at Cento to consult with Janus de Campo Fregoso and the Duke of Urbino. The Cardinal of England, who has been hitherto at the enterprise of Bastia dil Fossa di Zuinol, came to Cento, on his way to the camp, with 2,000 Spaniards, who mutinied for lack of pay but were quieted.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 104.
10 May.
Otho C. IX., 5. B.M.
The Turk is very ill at [Constantin]ople. His four sons were preparing for Constantinople in March last, when they were stopped by the news of their father's convalescence. A Turk in Cilicia has raised an insurrection near Satalia, with the Sophi, of whose sect he is, and has defeated the army of the Turks sent against him. On the 1st of [this] month he pitched his camp near Prusia, a city of Bithynia, which has been abandoned by the Christians and Mahometans; for the Cilician slays all who oppose the Sophi and call Ma[homet] prophet. In a late engagement a great part of the Turkish army went over to him. Opinions as to his motives are various. No news of the Sultan of Egypt. He is afraid of the Sophi. The Syrians and Egyptians are ripe for revolt. Good time for the Christians to head an expedition against them, proclaiming liberty to the Greeks, Albanians, Sclavonians, Bosnians, Servians, Wallachians, and other nations of the Euxine. Is informed by letters from Damascus, of the 1st April, that last winter the Sophi cut to pieces a whole army of the Turks. This Sophi has extended his dominions from the Persian Gulf to the Caspian, including Mesopotamia and Cappadocia. He is able to drive the Turks and Sultan from their dominions. Rhodes, 10 May 1511. Signed: Magister Rodi.
Lat., mutilated, pp. 4. Addressed at ƒ. 5b.
10 May.
Otho C. IX., 7. B.M.
Puts the Order under his protection. Begs him to consider their labors in the East in behalf of Christendom, especially their destruction of the Sultan's fleet last summer. Rhodes, 10 May 1511. Signed: Magister Rodi.
Lat., mutilated, pp. 2.
13 May.
Exch. Accts., 417 (6). f. 27. R.O.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver bearer, "for the use of our 9 henxman and the master of them," black velvet doublets, &c. Greenwich, 13 May ao 3.
P. 1.
17 May.
Le Glay, Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., II., 380.
Thanks for shirts and mufflers, which she has helped to make with her own hands that this year, when his heart is heavy, his body may be comforted by such fine linen as angels wear in Paradise. Will shortly thank her with an image of a future saint made by his hand. Detained bearer, servant of Maitre Loys, because of the bad news which came daily from the side of the King of Aragon and now despatches him with the good news which has come by letters of Messire André de Bourgo that all is again well. 17 May.
Eras. Ep., VII., 6. [Edit. Allen, I., No. 220.] 770. AMMONIUS to LORD MOUNTJOY.
In return for the favour he has met with in England (who has nourished him so long that he may justly call her his country), taking the only way which poverty has left him, he has begun to repay his patrons with praise. Alexander and Scipio both accepted the praises of indifferent poets; and God himself asks of us nothing in return for His grace but praise. Begs acceptance of this humble gift in which he has endeavoured to thank England, Lord Mountjoy and his other patrons; and which he has ventured to dedicate to Mountjoy by name.
See Calendar, Vol. II, No. 646.
19 May. 771. AMMONIUS to ERASMUS.
The letter in Vol. II, No. 477 [in which mention is made of Mountjoy, More and his wife, Linacre's advancement, Leucophæus, &c.] is of the year 1511, although printed with the date London, 14 Cal. Junii 1515. See Eras. Ep. (Edit. Allen), No. 221.
19 May.
Add. MS. 18,826, f. 21. B.M.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for gown cloths of tawny cloth, &c., to Nicholas Carrewe, gentleman, Wm. Gower, Chr. Rochester, and John Dyngley, grooms, of the Privy Chamber. Greenwich, 19 May 3 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
19 May.
Vitell. B. XVIII., 13. B.M.
Wrote on the 12th instant ... from Fyessen, "at which ... [Richmond] harawlde unto the Emperor to such intent ... forsaid letter." Left Fyessen on the 13th, [and reached Insbruk] on the 17th. Soon after there came two doctors of the Emperor's co[uncil] by order of his Chancellor, to show me ... was at that time, and also what tidings ... "As touching the being of the Emperor, they showed [me he had] trusted that he should have come straight [hither but he chan]ged his purpose, and was going to a town ... to set an order between his nephew the Duke [... who] were fallen is dissension, in such wise that ... hath his brother in prison. As touching tidings they showed of the enterprise ... in train at Genys even after the form of m[y letters] of the 12th."—The French host was advanced ... "and because the Pope's army doubted that [the same would have] assailed Mirandola, they sent thither a C[aptain called] John Paul de Monfferon with 300 horsemen; [but they] left the said Mirandola and kept ... and when they were passed ... had a booty and done displeasure in the tail of ... but the Frenchmen which had foreseen that ... had left a bushment to defend the same, so that [the said] John Paul, when he was busy to do harm, it [fell] upon himself, for he was taken and his company [disper]syd." On Monday last, after the French had taken Concordia, and prepared to bridge the river Pannare, between Modena and Bologna, they were "haylyd so" by artillery, that they failed of their purpose and suffered some loss. Bologna is in a stir; the Pope has left and gone to Ravenna; the Cardinals who had [been in] way of treaty with the Bishop of Gource dared not be seen in Bologna, "for the people layeth sore to their [char]ge that in their default the peace to[ok] none effect. [The] iij.c. spears that the Pope had of the K. of Aragon be [stayed] by the said King's commandment, showing verily [that he] will not take the Pope's party neither against nor ... of the Emperor or the French King." The said doctors showed me also "that [a servant] of the French ambassador's was ridden to his master in post."
Heard the same news yesterday from a Genevoyse, except that he said the Pope was not [gone to Ravenna] but to his host, and would fight in a few days. There are many conjectures why the French ambassador should have [sent] in post to his master.
Gerningham has departed hence, "and hath set all your harness ... also that harness which the Emperor doth [send to your] grace." The harness bespoken by Wingfield at ... [was not] yet ready, but was promised by the armourers in three or four days. The Emperor's motions are uncertain; it is said he will proceed to Austria, raise an army, and pass towards [such] lands as the Venetians "holdeth of his in Friuli and Istria." Fears if the King do not recall him, that journey will be more costly than he can bear. Innspruck, 19 May 1511.
Holog., pp. 4, badly mutilated.
21 May.
Calig. B. VI., 26. B.M.
773A. [3216.] JAMES IV. to HENRY VIII.
Requests safe-conduct and passage for Andro bishop of Murray, now beyond sea for treating of a universal peace, with 100 "servitouris" and baggage, to pass and repass at pleasure. Edinburgh, 21 May. Signed.
Broadsheet, p. 1. Add.
22 May.
Add MS. 18,826, f. 22. B.M.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for gown cloth of black velvet, &c., for the King's servant Henry Pole. Greenwich, 22 May 3 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
23 May.
Add. MS. 18,826, f. 23. B.M.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for gowns of tawny medley, &c., for David Philip, Th. Tristram, Pety John, Andrew Foyse, John Williams and Wm. Creek, the King's footman. Greenwich, 23 May 3 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
23 May.
Sanuto, XII., 191.
776. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 24 May 1511.]
From the Ambassador with the Pope, Ravenna, 23 May.—The news of the loss of Bologna greatly displeased the Pope, who, after speaking with the Spanish ambassador, Hironimo Vich, sent briefs to the Emperor, Spain and England. * * * Recent letters from England, of 6 May, announce that the French ambassador has complained that the Cardinal of England, the King's ambassador, took the field against his King. Henry answered that he was very pleased to help the Church, and that Louis does wrong to assist vassals of the Pope like the Duke of Ferrara.
24 May.
Vitell. B. XVIII., 15. B.M.
Had w[ritten] from Innspruck on 19 May, along with "some other from Ry[chmond herald] which continueth still in the Emperor's co[urt of whose] coming hither or any perfect certainty wh[ere he is] is not yet known here. Some say that h[e will to a town] called Salsburg, and there redress a certain de[vision] betwixt the bishop of that city and the g[overnors of the] same, and also because the said city confyn[yth on] divers countries belonging to the Emperor [to wit the] Tyrolle, Awstryk and Fryoole, he will there ma[ke a levy,] from all the said countries, of men of war [to carry on] his wars against the Venetians."
"Yester even" the Bishop of Gurce and the [Emperour's] ... came to this town. Has seen the Bp., who recommends himself to the King. Desired to learn from him the news; but the Bp. [would not inform him] at that time. "He declared to me shortly ... departed towards the Pope; the Emperor had [been grea]tly instanced by the Pope, as well by briefs as [otherw]yse, to send him," principally to treat for an universal peace, and an expedition against the Infidels. The Emperor despatched the said Bishop with three principal articles, perfectly concerning the Emperor's mind, in these and other causes; with full power to conclude, and full knowledge of the mind of the French King and the King of Aragon. The first was to induce the Pope to make peace upon the Treaty of Camereye. The 2nd, if he refused this, to treat for a peace between the Pope and the Duke of Ferrara, and thus pacify the causes between the [Pope] and the French King; also a form of a peace to be had [between the Pope], the Emperor, and the Venetians. [Thirdly, if] the Pope would agree to neither proposition [he was then] "to declare that the Emperor, the French King, and the K[ing of Aragon] ... but first for their parts obs[erve the] confederacy of Camereye, and farther [they would] refrain and resist the Pope of his unreaso[nable doings]."
The Pope sent Gurce word he would not agree to the first article, but he was willing to treat in such way as would be agreeable to the Emperor; and sent a brief of the form of the peace between himself and the Duke of Ferrara, and between the Emperor and the Venetians; but on the Bishop's coming, he again evaded his promises, [hoping] "by other reasons to have brought the said ... to a more profitable frame for the Emperor." Meanwhile the Bishop [was offere]d a cardinal's hat, and, as he says, the patriarchate of Aquileia, with other things, to the value of 100,000 florins a year. The Bishop declared the third article, and so departed; and thereupon caused the Spaniards to depart from the Pope, and the French to advance, who passed the river of Pannare, and took Castell Franco. Gurce thinks they are now in Bologna, for the Pope is gone, and his host retired in disorder. "Hawbeit he thinketh veryly that Bologna be delivered into the governance of the Emperor, to be conserved for the Church."
From the Aragonese ambassador had similar information respecting the Pope; but with regard to Bologna he thought the French would set the Bentivogli in there again, to keep a passage open for themselves. Inquired of Gurce "if ... Cardinal of York, and he shewed me nay, for [the Pope hath made him] principal legate of all Italy, and also [chief captain of the] army.—But he shewed that the Bishop of Moray w[as sent unto] him from the Pope, shewing that he had ... grace and of the K. his master to endeavo[r to promote a general] peace, and furthermore to make relation to y[our Grace in] whom the fault rested, and also that the Pope [had sent that] Bishop to the French K., with a certain charge, ... not, and upon such answer as he shall have [he is to give notice] to the Pope, or to make relation to your G[race, and to the] King his master." After writing thus much went to the Bishop of Gurce to see if he had any further news. Was told that the Cardinals at Milan had devised articles against the Pope, and summoned a General Council at Pisa, on 1 Sept., "and that c ... the same were set forward in th[e name of the Emperor and] the French K.," and that [they only waited] for your consent in the same. Wingfield thought the counsel right perilous, and said the King would have gladly known the Emperor's mind, before he (the Emperor) had "put his foot so far in the bushel," that he might have either expressed his consent, or given reason to the contrary. Gurce thought sufficient reasons could be given why Henry and the King of Aragon should concur and that Cardinal Adrian (Corneto) was associated with the foresaid Cardinals. On returning to his lodging there came a servant of Cardinal Adrian's, with no recommendations to Wingfield, but with a message to the ambassador of [Aragon,] whom he hoped to have overtaken; to the effect, that the Cardinals at Milan had done as above-mentioned [and had] inscribed Cardinal Adrian as assenting, desiring him to send a proxy, which however he had not done, but protested his dissent before their messenger, drew up instruments and sent one of his chaplains to Milan to protest against them. Was also informed by the Cardinal's servant that [news had come] out of Bologna the 14th day of ... departing the Duke of Ferrara was ... to have had an enterprise ... from the ... the said enterprise failed, though the Spaniards have left the in all such causes as concern the Treaty of Cambray [; but] they will not abandon him if he should be prosecuted, above those [ly]myttys." Trusts that between the most Catholic and most Christian Kings St. Peter's boat will not sink, though it be sore stormed. Innspruck, 24 May 1511.
Holog., pp. 8, badly burnt and mutilated.
26 May.
Add. MS. 18,826, f. 24. B.M.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for coats of motley, &c., to Wm. Haywode, yeoman of the Leash, and John Colynson, groom of the Chamber and Leash. Greenwich, 26 May 3 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
Ib., 25. 2. Like warrant for green motley for "somercotes" to Wm. Pole, yeoman of the Bows, and Wm. Dawbourne, groom of the Bows. Same date.
P. 1.
27 May.
Vitell. B., XVIII., 19. B.M.
Had written on 24 May from "th[is town]." [Bologna was] delivered into the hands of the French. In his former letter had [said that Gurce] hoped the city would be delivered [into the Emperor's] hands "for the Church of Rome, ... whilst that the Emperor's ambassador, called M. ... to have had the said city to have been ordered ... or else to have it delivered to the Emperor, the Fre[nch King, and the King] of Aragon, to the purpose afore rehearsed," the Cardinal who governed it for the Pope fled along with the Pope's army, "so that Mess ... Tryvoulse was letten in, and the Bentyvoyllys." Hopes soon to have more certain information of "what the Emperor ... your herald (fn. 4), which is still with him."
Hol., p. 1.
30 May.
Vitell. B., XVIII., 20. B.M.
Had written on 27th of this month from Innspruck. "I have written divers letters of the receipt of w[hich I have] had no knowledge from Thos. Spynelly wher[efore I fear they] ar miscarried or some other chance where ... for when I neither have writing from your ... your diligent servant, me thinketh I am too fa ... presence by a great deal."
The Bishop of Gurce went to the Emperor on the 28th of this month. "And in the while that he [was staying] here I have communed with him and Sir Paul Lyttstey[ne the which hath] all the rule of this country of Tyrolle." They could not deny the advantage that would have followed "if the new confederation betwixt [your] grace and the King of Aragon had been set forth and concl[uded]," and the peril that now existed for lack of the same. They both marvelled greatly "that ... was no farther forth; for, or the Bishop of Gource ... in embassy towards the Pope, which was in the beginning ... the Emperor had sent ... being with the K. of Aragon, to break with the said ... the Emperor was content that the same should ... of four places, that is to wit, with the Emperor ... the K. of Aragon, or in Flanders ... Emperor's ambassador had ... grace, and know your mind, and thereupon ... unto the Emperor," respecting which Wingfield had never received any instructions.
Has also spoken with the ambassador of Aragon, who knew nothing but that the King his master had written, and expected an answer from Henry VIII. Thinks it owing to Gurk, who hoped to have been the instrument of a universal peace, that the affair has had such slack speed. Thinks the French King would have preferred a universal peace to this special confederation ; but, as he told the said Bishop and Sir Paul, it would have been better that the special confederation had been long since concluded, and things would have been put on such a footing "that the foresaid instrument should have been but of small necessity in that behalf." If it be true that the Bishop has stopped the matter, he has been but of little service either to his master or to himself. Hears that this embassy has cost the Emperor 16,000 florins, and thinks that, all other practice having failed, he will now advance the confederation.
The post from Italy that arrived on the 28th confirmed what he had written on the 27th, "... had taken the Pope's principal standard, and as many of other as wa ... artillery, and also that the Frenchmen ... Imola." It was the son of John James Trevoulce, and not himself (as he had written on the 27th), that was letten into Bologna. "[The saying] is here that he excuseth him and showeth to be no ... that the Bentyvoylys were so received into Bon[ony. God] knoweth all ; and also it is said that the Bononeyse w[ould not] suffer that the Pope's army should come in the town ... and that such as been in the rock for the Pope h[ath offered the] Emperor's ambassador, which keepeth at Moodon, t[o deliver] the said rock into the Emperor's hands." It was not known [where] the army of the K. of Aragon was; but as long as he remained at Innspruck, to which the posts were despatched, and Richmond continued with the Emperor, he hoped to advertise the K. of all that came to light. "And also ... hath comyn to good purpose for me, for divers ... diseased of the farseyne, which hath vexed m ... here I have found some remedy." Beseeches the King, in consideration of the smallness of his substance, and the great charges which he necessarily incurs for meat and medicine at Innspruck, one of the most frequented watering-places in the world, where "acquaintance groweth conti[nually] and every day of new," that his remuneration may be increased. had written on the 12th from Fiessen, that a nephew of the Pope's had been secretly sent on an embassy to the Emperor. Some believe this still, although those of the Emperor's council at Innspruck deny it. Has just learnt from a servant of Signor Constantine, of whom on his first coming to Innspruck, in August, he informed the King that the Pope sent Signor Constantine in embassy to the Emperor, who refused to see him, but sent Sir Paul Lyttsteyne to Brescia to learn his instructions, and to negociate a peace between himself and the Venetians. After long deliberation, it was offered, on the part of the Venetians, to deliver to the Emperor all the Friuli, and all that they held north of Venice, except the cities of Padua and Treviso (not reserving the cities in the countries called Paduan and Trevisan), paying yearly 50,000 ducats, besides 300,000 ducats in ready money, to the Emperor, to which offer the said Sir Paul would not condescend, unless Padua should be delivered to the Emperor. Monsieur Vyce, the Emperor's ambassador with the Pope, in order that his kinsman the Bishop of Gurce might have the honour of settling the business, procured that the Pope should desire the Bishop [to be] sent to him by the Emperor. The change, however, was much worse for the Emperor; for the Bishop granted that the Venetians should [retain] Padua and Treviso and the [Paduan] and Trevisan countries. The said servant says that letters have come from Signor Constantine, written at Ravenna, stating that the legate had left "Bologna [but he] was not advertised of the discomfiture of his army." "The letter is of this effect [that if the said] Sir Paul should move the peace for the Venetians af ... that it was desired and granted by the Bishop of G[ource that then] the Emperor might send unto the Frenchmen to with[draw, and not] molest or persecute the Pope any farther. The said ... [is] of such authority with the Emperor that whatsoever [he determineth] the Emperor will not lightly vary therefrom. He h[ath caused the] said servant to write a letter to the said Signor Co[nstantine] that he knoweth well that the Emperor and a ... are very sorry that the Pope hath been so ... own harm, and yet if the ... [two] things, the Emperor ... end his life in good surety as a glorious prince."
"[Of the two] things one is, if he cause the Venetians to deliver [unto] the Emperor all such as he claimeth (nothing except of Padua or Treviso) (fn. 5), that other (fn. 6), if the Venetians will not assent, [the] Pope to leave them and to resort to the Treaty of Cambray; upon which the said servant of the Signor Constantine has despatched a post to his lord, which is with the Pope." The said servant also said, that the Pope trusted that the Kings of England and Aragon would not suffer the French King to oppress him and the Church, considering that, in the treaty of amity made between the Kings of England and France, the Pope is one of the first that is comprised in the same; to which Wingfield answered, he was sure his master was sorry that the Pope should be so molested, "and most specially that the fault appeareth so largely in himself"; and that he thought the French would proceed no farther against the Pope, but as the Emperor and the K. of Aragon should be content, and if they did, England would take the same course. The said servant used arguments to Wingfield to prove that England never had better time to advance his causes than the present, "showing that for molesting the Pope, your grace [was] at liberty, and were nothing bound to continue any longer ... lles of amity with the French King." Wingfield declined to argue the matter. "The ambassador of Aragon ... perceive the manner of business w ... be somewhat troublous to the King h ... enterprised the war which he has in ha[nd, seeing that, for] the same purpose, the Pope had granted [dismes and crusiatts], in his realms and those that he governeth, and ... now at this time, because the Pope was not so ... the necessary peace that was moved and offered by ... said King called away the 300 spears that he ... in the Pope's army against the Duke of Ferrara [and the Pope] hath revoked such dismes and crusiatts as is before ... there is much tribulation in this Christendom, and ... that your grace shall have good occasion to set foot in ... it may be talibus auspiciis, and in such time that ... with prosperous success may be attained to your mo[re honor, whom] as it seemeth that God and nature hath prepared and endow[ed not only] with body but also with intellect and fortunes meet and accordi[ng]." Innspruck, 30 [May 1511].
Hol., pp. 9. Much burnt and mutilated. Addressed.
31 May.
Ashmole MS. 1125, f. 22b.
Copy of an Indenture between the College of Windsor and William Butler, one of the canons, for daily prayers for his soul, in consideration of 200 mks. "given by him to be laid out in lands." (31 May 3 Hen. VIII.) From Catalogue.
Adv. MS., 101. 782. JAMES IV. to LOUIS XII.
Louis is probably aware how last year, notwithstanding the expectation of a fine harvest, the crops fell off in quality (a sua bonitate degeneraret). They were so bad that corn is not to be had for the King's household unless it be from abroad (ex alieno agro). Requests he will allow 200 or 300 bushels of corn or grain to be imported from France.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Adv. MS., 333. 783. MAXIMILIAN to JAMES IV.
Wishes he had more agreeable news to write. Is compelled to renew the war in Italy against the Venetians for the recovery of his rights. They have occupied the dominions of others and have sowed wars and discord for their own aggrandisement. In the time of the present Pope they have seized Rimini, Faenza, and other towns, but have restored a small part of the plunder. At the Pope's request sent princes and cardinals to them as ambassadors, but without success. They even refused him a passage through their territories when on his way to receive the Imperial crown, and attacked his men, who were compelled to pass through their lands, as there was no other way to Italy. Made, notwithstanding, a three years truce with them, which they did not keep. At the Pope's desire, a treaty was then entered into at Cambray, between His Holiness, himself, and the Kings of France and Aragon, providing for the comprehension of other powers, especially Scotland, and having for its object the recovery of the places seized by the Venetians and afterwards an expedition against the Infidels, with a stipulation that no power should leave the confederation until each had obtained his rights. On taking up arms, the Venetians were defeated by the French and lost what they had acquired. Went accordingly to Italy to arrange matters there, with a small army ; but the Pope, forgetful of what he had promised, was anxious for all the confederates to leave Italy. He recalled his army and sent for the Venetian ambassadors, whom he had promised, through Constantine Cominatus, duke of Achaia, to excommunicate, and never to absolve until full restitution was made, and summoned the Emperor to a Council. During his absence the Venetians, who had left Padua, absolved the citizens from their oath, dragged several of the leading nobles to prison at Venice and hanged four of the most powerful men of the town. They have also imprisoned several women and children. The Pope endeavoured to separate the Emperor from the League for the purpose of expelling the French from Italy, and failing in this, tempted Genoa to rebel, by means of his fleet, which had joined that of the Venetians, and bribed the Swiss to invade Milan. He also began to treat for a peace between the Venetians and the Emperor, by means of Cominatus, but it was merely a deception, and he then declared war on the Duke of Ferrara, on the pretext that the Duke "sal conficiebat in Camadio oppido," which he said had been given him by the Emperor. Letters were then sent to the Pope, asking him to abstain from such a war in Italy, and rather to try to pacify existing wars, and to use arbitration in the case of the Duke of Ferrara, as the French King was intending to do. He refused and himself took the field with his forces and Venetian auxiliaries, forgetful of his dignity. The war, too, was not against infidels or heretics but Christian princes, his feudataries one of whom he had lately honored with the title of gonfalonier of the Church. As he was unsuccessful in the war and again desired peace, Maximilian, though he knew that it was all a pretence, sent Matthew, Bp. of Gource, to treat with him, that there might be no obstacle on his side. In accordance with the wishes of France and Aragon, Gource was commissioned to ask the Pope to fulfil the Treaty of Cambray and refer all differences to arbitration; and, finally, to make a new league between all the powers of Christendom for an expedition against the Infidels. If the Venetians resist the peace, war to be made on them, in which the Pope must assist, as bound by the Treaty of Cambray. Desires only to stop the effusion of Christian blood.
Lat., copy, pp. 6.
784. GRANTS IN MAY, 1511.
1. Sampson Crompton, of London, draper. Protection for 4 years. Del. Knoll, 1 May, 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. [1640.]
2. William Parr, esquire for the Body. To be ranger, during pleasure, of the bailiwicks of Clyff, Brygstok, and Rokyngham, in the forest of Rokyngham, Northt., vice William Lynne, dec. Greenwich, 28 April, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Knoll, 2 May. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4. [1641.]
3. Thomas Hasilrig, Harold Staunton, Ralph Lemyngton, and Richard Langley. Licence to found a chantry of one chaplain, to be called the chantry of Harold Staunton, in the church of St. Edward, King and Martyr, Castell-Donyngton, Leic.; with licence to endow it to the value of 10 marks per annum. Del. Knoll, 4 May, 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4. [1642.]
4. George Fraunceys, gentleman usher to the Queen. To have, for life, the office of the hunt in Okenton park, Devon, with 5l. a year. Greenwich, 28 April, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 May, P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4. [1644.]
5. Sir Richard Cholmeley. Annuity of 20l., from the first day of the reign, for life, out of the customs of Newcastle-on-Tyne, on surrender of patent 30 June, 2 Hen. VII., when he was gentleman usher of the Chamber. Westm., 15 Feb. 2 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 May, 3 Hen. VIII. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16. [1645.]
6. Edmund Brigot, D.D. Annuiity of 10l., for life, in true and pure alms. Greenwich, 26 April, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 May. P.S. [1646.]
7. William Chenye. Custody of the lands and wardship and marriage of Anne, kinswoman and heir to Robert Holme, dec. Greenwich, 18 March, 2 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 May, 3 Hen. VIII. P.S. [1647.]
8. Edmund Sharp, yeoman of the Acatry (Emptoria) and Ralph Egerton, gentleman usher of the Chamber. Grant, in survivorship, of the keepership of the park of Wigmore in the marches of Wales, with usual fees out of the earldom of March: on surrender of patent 29 March, 5 Hen. VII., granting the above to the said Edmund, then yeoman of the Catery (Cateria). Greenwich, 8 April, 2 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 May, 3 Hen. VIII. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 15. [1648.]
9. Nicholas Pirwit. Enrolment of No. 485, § 19. Westm., 7 May. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4. [1649.]
10. Warden and Fraternity of the guild of Palmers of St. Mary and St. John of Lodelowe. Mortmain licence to acquire lands to the annual value of 20l. Greenwich, 8 April, 2 Hen. VIII.Del. Westm., 8 May, 3 Hen. VIII. P.S. [1650.]
11. Anne Hubberd, gentlewoman. Annuity of 5l., in consideration of her services to Queen Elizabeth the King's grandmother, and to Queen Elizabeth his mother; she being now 80 years old. Greenwich, 13 March, 2 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 May, 3 Hen. VIII. P.S. (in English). [1651.]
12. John Carre. Annuity of 7l. 12s. 1d. (from the death of John Thwaytys, during the minority of John Thwaytys, his kinsman and heir), out of the fee farm of York; as it appears by an inquisition post mortem taken at York, 5 Nov. 2 Hen. VIII., before John Shawe, mayor and escheator of the city of York, that the aforesaid John Thwaytys, at his death on 29 Jan. 22 Hen. VII., was seized in fee of one messuage called Danyhall, in the city of York, of the annual value of 5s., and of an annual rent of 7l. 12s. 1d. out of the fee farm of York, and that John Thwaytys was his heir, as son of Thomas Thwaytys, son of the deceased John, and was one year old at the time of his said grandfather's death. Greenwich, 15 April, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm, 9 May, 3 Hen. VIII. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 15. [1654.]
13. John Robynson alias Robertson, of Boston, merchant. Exemption from serving on juries, &c. Greenwich, 28 April, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 May. P.S. [1655.]
14. Sir William Courteney. Reversal of Act of attainder passed against him, 19 Hen. VII., when he was son and heir apparent of Edward Courteney, Earl of Devon. Del. Westm., 9 May, 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. (countersigned: T. Englefild). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 1. [1657.]
15. The good men and commonalty of the earldom of Chester. Inspeximus and confirmation of a charter of Edward, eldest son of Edw. IV. dated at [Chester ?] .. Aug. 14 Edw. IV. inspecting and confirming:—
Ch. 3 July, 3 Edw. IV. [Palatinate of Chester, "Recognizance Rolls," 2 and 3 Edw. IV., m. 9] conf.:—
Ch. 14 Nov. 13 Ric. II. conf.:—
Pat. 30 March, 28 Edw. I., cf.:
Ch. of Ranulph earl of Chester, granting his barons of "Cestreshire" certain liberties.
Ch. of Edw. I., when prince, to the knights, free men and whole commonalty of "Cestreshire" that they may enjoy all liberties granted them by Ranulph formerly Earl, dated Chester, 27 Aug. 49 Hen. III.
Ch. of Edward Prince of Wales, 10 Sept. 20 Edw. III.
Ch. 20 July, 50 Edw. III., deafforesting the land within the bounds of a place called Wirhale, co. Chester.
With a further confirmation to them of all liberties and customs which they have enjoyed in time past... 3 March [2 Hen. VIII.]. Del. Westm., 9 May, 3 Hen. VIII. P.S. (countersigned: T. Surrey, Ri. Wynton, T. Duresme, Harry Marny. Injured). [1653.]
16. Sir William Courteney, husband of the King's aunt, Lady Katharine d. of Edward IV. and son of Edward Courteney, late Earl of Devon, descended of the stock of Hugh Courteney, Earl of Devon and his wife, Margaret (d. of Elizabeth, d. of Edward I.) and heir male of the said Hugh. Creation as Earl of Devon. Witnesses: W. abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, R. bp. of Winchester, Privy Seal, Thomas bp. of Durham, Secretary, Edward duke of Buckingham, John earl of Oxford, Admiral, Thomas earl of Surrey, Treasurer, Sir Thomas Lovell, Treasurer of the Household, and Sir Henry Marney, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster. Westm., 10 May, [3 Hen. VIII.]. Del. Westm., 10 May, 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. (without names of witnesses. Countersigned: T. Englefild). Charter Roll 200, No. 15. [1658.]
17. Gregory Morgan. Custody of the lands which descended to John Nott, as kinsman and heir of Robert Nott, during the life of the said John. who has been found an idiot; provided that he find sustenance for the said John and maintain the closes, &c. Greenwich, 27 Feb. 2 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 May. P.S. [1661.]
18. John Stile, of London, grocer, alias scribe, alias scryvener, alias clerk. Pardon and release. Greenwich, 29 April, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 May. P.S. [1662.]
19. William Benett, late of Cranbroke, Kent, butcher. Pardon and release. Greenwich, 3 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 May. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1. m. 16. [1663.]
20. Sir Henry Wyat, of Baryns, Surrey, alias of Alyngton, Kent. Exemption from serving on juries, &c. S.B. (without note of delivery). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4 (dated Westm., 12 May). [1664.]
21. Thomas Robertz and John Peryent. To be auditors of the lands of Jasper, late Duke of Bedford, in England and Wales, of William, late Earl of Huntingdon, in Somerset and Dorset, and of the barony of Kemmes, the lordships and manors of Uske, Karlion, and Narbath, and all possession in South Wales in the receivership of Sir Rees ap Thomas; vice William Reinold. Greenwich, 8 April, 2 Henry VIII. Del. Westm., 12 May, 3 Hen. VIII. P.S. [1665.]
22. Robert Lovell, Philip Tylney, John Gervays, John Higham, John Coket, and Eustace Braham. Licence (for 57s. 5 ½d.) to enfeoff Th. Blenerhasset, in tail, with remainder to the right heirs of John Blenerhasset, of the manor of Boylandes, with messuages and lands in Osmondeston and Scoles, Norf., and in Stuston, Thraundeston, Okley, Brome, and Palgrave, Suff. Westm., 12 May. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16. [1666.]
23. Edward Walssh, clk. Presentation to the church of Asshewell, Linc. dioc, void by death. Greenwich, 11 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 May. P.S. [1667.]
24. John Landry, senior, and Agnes his wife, daughter of Robert de Malley. Innotescimus of a grant in tail made to them by Philip Landry, father of the said John, of the manors of Llandeverour and Llandeylo, co. Carmarthen. Westm., 14 May. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16. [1669.]
25. Henry Breche, yeoman of the Crown. Annuity of ten marks, parcel of the annuity of 50 marks lately held by Sir Richard Loveles, under-marshal of Calais, dec., Greenwich, 13 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 May. P.S. (in English). [1670.]
26. William Lacy, and Margaret his wife. Livery of lands of the said Margaret in Gloucestershire, as daughter and heir of Thomas Geffrey. Greenwich, 20 March, 2 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 May 3 Hen. VIII. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 22. [1671.]
27. William Wygeston, of Leicester, jun., merchant of the Staple of Calais, Thomas Wigeston, clk., Roger Wigeston, and William Bolte. Licence to found a perpetual chantry of two chaplains to celebrate divine service at the altar of the Virgin, St. Ursula and St. Katherine, in the collegiate church of St. Mary, Newark, in Leicester, to be called the chantry of William Wygeston. Greenwich, 31 March, 2 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 May 3 Hen. VIII. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16. [1672.]
28. Richard Hart, yeoman of the almonry to the Queen. To be, during pleasure, keeper of the garden in the manor of Eltham, Kent, from 1 Oct. 1 Hen. VIII., on surrendering his patent, 1 March, 1 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 12 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 May. P.S. [1673.]
29. John Yong, keeper of the Rolls and Records in Chancery. To cancel a recognizance of 100 marks, made by Sir Thomas Curwen, of Workington, Cumb., Sir John Huddeleston, of Sudeley, Glouc., and Henry Kerkeby, of Lancashire, 13 July, 22 Hen. VII. Greenwich, 17 May, 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. [1674.]
30. John Yong, keeper of the Records in Chancery. To cancel a recognizance of 1,250l., made by Sir John Arundell, of Laugherne, Cornwall, Sir William Sandys, of Vyne, Hants, John Burges, of London, draper, William Bulley, of London, mercer, Nicholas Lambard and Richard Page, of London, grocers, 20 Oct. 24 Henry VII. Greenwich, 17 May, 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. [1675.]
31. Priory of Kyrkeham. In speximus and confirmation of:—
Ch. of Henry I.
Pat. 30 Jan. 3 Edw. IV. (p. 3, m. 9), confirming:—
Ch. of Henry I.
Westm., 17 May [3 Hen. VIII.]. Conf. roll 44, No. 8.
32. Priory of St. Oswald of Nostell. Inspeximus and confirmation of:—
Ch. of Stephen.
Ch. of Henry II.
Ch. 23 July, 4 Edw. III.
Pat. 6 May, 27 Edw. III. (p. 1, m. 6), exemplifying:—
Pleas at Westm., at Easter, 17 Edw. III.
Pat. 20 Oct. 10 Hen. IV.
Pat. 1 July, 2 Edw. IV. (Duchy of Lancaster), exemplifying:—
Proviso in an Act of Parliament, 4 Nov. last.
Westm., 20 May [3 Hen. VIII.]. Conf. roll 44, No. 12.
33. Thomas Compton, groom of the Chamber. To be, during pleasure, collector of subsidies and customs in the town of Hull, vice Godfrey Darrold, deceased. Greenwich, 16 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 May. P.S. [1677.]
34. Edward Hatteclyff. Appointment, during good conduct, as surveyor and approver of the lands of the earldom of Marche and of the lordship of Ruthyn alias Differencloid, acquired by Henry VII. from Richard Grey, Earl of Kent; to hold from Easter, 1 Hen. VIII., as held by Peter Newton; also receiver of the said lordship of Ruthyn, from Michaelmas last, as held by Sir John Husey. Del. Westm., 22 May, 3 Hen. VIII. P.S. Pat. 2 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 17. [1678.]
35. John Jakson, yeoman of the Guard. Grant, for life, of a "mesestede" in the lordship of Dancastre, a close in the lordship of Rosyngton, and a toft in the lordship of Kanteley, Yorks, which Ralph Newham, dec., had by gift of the late King. Greenwich, 25 March, 2 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 May, P.S. (in English). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 18. [1679.]
36. Abbot and Convent of St. Mary and St. Benedict, Ramesey. Charter granting them an annual eight days' fair at St. Ive's, beginning four days before Michaelmasday, instead of four days before the feast of St. Lawrence. as granted by charter (recited) of 7 June, 4 John. Witnesses: W. abp. of Canterbury, chancellor, R. bp. of Winchester, privy seal, Thomas bp. of Durham, Thomas earl of Surrey, treasurer, George earl of Shrewsbury, steward of the Household, Charles Somerset lord Herbert, chamberlain, Sir Thomas Lovell, treasurer of the Household, Sir Edw. Ponynges, comptroller. Del. Westm., 22 May, 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. (with note by John Yong, certifying the copy of the charter of John). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 14. [1680.]
37. Launcelot Lother. Grant of the farms of the toll and new mill of Wrexham, in the lordship of Bromefeld, in the marches of wales, for 20 years from Michaelmas, 2 Hen. VIII., at the annual rent of 18l. 13s. 4d.; together with a pasture called the "Fryth and Hemles," in the said lordship, at the rent of 15l., as he held them by grant of Hen. VII. Greenwich, 22 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 15. [1682.]
38. William Essex, of Chepynglambarn, Berks, late sheriff of Oxford and Berks. Pardon and release. Greenwich, 22 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 May. P.S. [1683.]
39. Commission of the Peace. (See Appendix.)
Cambridgeshire.—Westm., 24 May. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 1d. [1684.]
40. Customaries of Corsham manor, Wilts. Inspeximus and conf. of:—
Pat. 12 Feb., 24 Hen. VI. (p. 1, m. 6), confirming:—
Pat. 1 July, 6 Edw. III., conf. with reservation:—
Writing of Richard earl of Cornwall.
Westm., 24 May [3 Hen. VIII.]. Conf. roll 44, No. 14.
41. Men of Chestrefeld. Inspeximus and confirmation of:—
Pat. 28 Oct. 10 Hen. VII., conf.:—
Pat. 17 Aug. 4 Edw. IV. (p. 1, m. 6), confirming:—
Ch. 28 Dec. 17 Hen. III.
Westm., 24 May [3 Hen. VIII.]. Conf. roll 44, No. 20.
42. Richard Nevyll lord Latimer. Inspeximus and confirmation of:—
Pat. 10 May, 3 Hen. VIII., exemplifying:—
Pat. 7 Oct. 21 Ric. II., to Ralph earl of Westmoreland and his wife.
Westm., 23 May [3 Hen. VIII.]. Conf. roll 44, No. 21.
43. Abbey of Beaulieu. Inspeximus and confirmation of:—
Pat. 1 Dec. 3 Hen. VII. (Conf. roll 15, No. 14), confirming:—
A. Pat. 26 July, 2 Edw. IV. (p. 3, m. 24), confirming:—
a. Ch. 24 July, 33 Edw. III.
b. Pat. 15 May, 4 Ric. II., cf.
(1) Pat. 3 Dec. 31 Edw.
III., exemplifying:
Ch. 23 Feb. 2 Edw. III., cf.:
Ch. 25 Jan. 6 John.
Ch. 10 Jan. 22 Hen. III.
(2) Ch. 22 Jan. 20 Hen. III.
c. Ch. 30 Oct. 17 Ric. II.
B. Ch. 1 June, 8 Edw. IV.
Westm., 25 May [3 Hen. VIII.]. Conf. roll 44, No. 11.
44. John Wetwode, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Aubscoyd, Linc. dioc., void by death. This signed bill to be sufficient warrant both to the Lord Chancellor for making and sealing the patent and to Dr. Lupton, Clerk of the Hanaper, for delivering the same without charge. Del. Westm., 26 May, 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. (with note "Istæ literæ expediuntur pro eo quod Dominus Wulcy retulit Domino Cancellario Angliæ literas prædictas exmandato 'Regio, ut asseruit dictus Dominus Wulcy"). [1685.]
45. William Lyngen, sewer of the Chamber. To be, during pleasure, surveyor of the King's lands in the counties of Merioneth, Caernarvon, and Anglesey, vice Lewes Newborow. Greenwich, 17 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 May. P.S. (in English). [1686.]
46. Henry Whiting, late of Sandwich, mariner. Pardon and release. Greenwich, 20 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 May. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 15. [1687.]
47. John Mylaton, late of London, alias of Mewy, alias of Polslo, Devon, jun. Pardon and release. Greenwich, 21 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 May. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16. [1688.]
48. Nicholas, son and heir of Fulke Wodhull, and of Anne his wife, both deceased, alias Nicholas Wodell, of Warkewurth, Northt. Livery of lands in Northt., Beds., Bucks, Wilts, Oxon, and elsewhere. Greenwich, 17 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 May. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 18. [1690.]
49. George Roper. Corrody in the monastery of St. Mary, Osney, surrendered by William Lyngen. Greenwich, 24 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 May. P.S. [1691.]
50. Matthew Baker, esquire for the Body, and William Butler, serjeant-at-arms. Grant, in survivorship, of all the King's tenements, &c., within the palace of Westminster, the houses called "Paradise" and "Helle" in Westminster Hall, and the lands and tenements which James Fryes had, and the other house called "Purgatory," in Westminster Hall, which Nicholas Whitefeld had; also the house called "Potans house" under the Exchequer and the tower and house called "le Grenelates," which John Catesby had; also the keeping of the said palace. Greenwich, 11 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 May, 3 Hen. VIII. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 18. [1692.]
51. Antonio de Vivaldis, merchant of Genoa. Licence to import into London silks called "corsis, girdelles, ribandes et laces," to the weight of 1,000 pounds, on payment of usual customs. Greenwich, 12 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 May. P.S. French roll, 3 Hen. VIII., m. 16. [1693.]
52. Commissions of the Peace. (See Appendix.)
Cornwall.—Westm., 28 May. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 1d. [1694.]
Gloucestershire.—Westm., 28 May. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 1d. [1695.]
53. Weavers of York. Inspeximus and confirmation of:—
Pat. 10 Dec. 18 Edw. IV. (p. 2, m. 12).
Westm, 28 May [3 Hen. VIII.]. Conf. roll 44, No. 10.
54. William Snaythe, yeoman of the Guard. To be bailiff of the lordship of Wakefeld, Yorks., during pleasure, vice Richard Pekke. Greenwich, 23 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1. m. 15. [1696.]
55. Godfrey Folyambe, "squire" for the Body. To be, during pleasure, steward and bailiff of the town and lordship of Bawtre, Yorks., as hitherto. Greenwich, 24 May, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 May. P.S. (in English). [1698.]
56. John Yong, keeper of the Records in Chancery. To cancel nine recognizances, each of 100 marks, made by Robert Cornwaleys, of Pritwell, Roger Darcy, of Daunbury, Edward Tyrell, of Beches in the parish of Rawreth, all of Essex, and Edward Cornwaleys, of Hoke, Yorks., 18 Nov. 22 Hen. VII., to Sir Thomas Lovell, Sir Richard Empson, Sir John Huse, Edmund Dudley and Thomas Lucas. Greenwich, 31 May, 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. (countersigned: [Ri. Wynt]on, T. Surre]y, C. Somerset, Jo. Fyneux, J. Yong. R. Rede, John Cutte, Harry Marny, T. Englefild). [1698.]


  • 1. It is printed as a footnote in Townsend's edition of Fox, v., p. 651, where an account of this prosecution will be found.
  • 2. Poncher writes again on the 5th (Lettres, II., 215) that the Ambassador and also the cardinals of Nantes and Pavia have written urging him to go to the Pope, and he has sent to Gurk for advice.
  • 3. The accompanying letter (Lettres, II., 222) to the Bp. of Paris is dated at the abbey of Sainct Cher, 6 May.
  • 4. Richmond Herald.
  • 5. That is, make no stipulation for excepting these places.
  • 6. Of the "two things" ?