Henry VIII: September 1511

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 1, 1509-1514. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1920.

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September 1511

2 Sept.
Lettres de Louis XII., iii., 19.
News has come that the Pope died on 23 Aug., but it is not considered certain. The ambassador of England, accompanied by that of Aragon, has, on behalf of both Kings, exhorted this King to make a general peace, therein providing for the rights of the Church and the restoration of Bologna, and leave the holding of the Council to the Pope. The King did not give them a resolute answer, but mentioned his treaty obligation with the Emperor, to whom (he said) the last articles sent from the Pope made no allusion. Both ambassadors have told the writer privately that their masters wish the Emperor well. *** Lyons [2]9 Aug.
Postscripts—*** Has now spoken upon the subject of her letters, and the King defers to her wish that his ambassador should not go to Gueldres. The Duke of Savoy has been here three days, visiting the King, and will leave to-day or to-morrow. Lyons, 2 Sept.
Your proctor of Charolois is here pursuing your affair. *** I have thanked the English ambassador for his favour to Monseigneur as regards Gueldres. The Cardinal of Bayeulx came this morning and is leaving by water for Rome.
7 Sept.
Le Glay, Analectes Hist., p. 183.
"Il l'entretient de diverses plaintes formées par des marchands Anglais établis aux Pays-Bas, la remercie de la bonne volonté qu'elle montre à l'égard desdits marchands, et la prie de leur continuer sa bienveillance." Warwick Castle, 7 Sept. 1511.
8 Sept.
Negoc. entre la France et l'Autriche, I. 435.
*** La Palize, 8 Sept.
Postscript.—The ambassador of England, receiving his despatch, left on the 5th inst. Borgo visited him on behalf of the Emperor, Archduke Charles and Margaret.
9 Sept.
Arundel MS. 68, f. 67. B.M.
"Articuli defectuum detectorum in visitacione facta" [at Christchurch, Canterbury,] 9 Sept. 1511, by William Warham, archbishop.
Neglect of service in the choir by the principal officers and other monks. Too frequent absence from the monastery, &c.
ii. Statement of the reformation made in the time of the above visitation.
Latin. Large parchment, pp. 4.
11 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII, 229, f. 32. R.O.
Indenture made at Plymouth, 11 Sept. 3 Hen. VIII., witnessing receipt by John Paynter, the elder, of Plymouth, merchant, from Lord Darcy, by the hands of Lawrence Holyngworth, of certain of the King's ordnance, viz., 34 chests each containing 60 bows new and old, 103 chests each containing 50 sheaf of arrows and one chest with 12 sheaf, 3 chests of bowstrings in all 7,350 strings, and 55 bundles of 25 and one of 18 "iron stakes for the war"; to be kept to the King's use and delivered to the bringer of this indenture whenever the King or Lord Darcy sends for it. Signed and sealed by Paynter.
P. 1.
13 Sept.
Eras. Ep., X. 17. [Edit. Allen, I. No. 227.]
863. [4447.] ERASMUS to COLET.
Sends Colet what he had asked for, Officium Chrysostomi, and the letter, of which Colet, who despises rhetoric, will not entirely approve; but Erasmus thinks it not undesirable in a teacher. Begs him not to distrust Linacre, whom he knows to be very friendly to Colet and not too much concerned about the rejected grammar (de rejecta grammatica); he will get over it in time. Has not yet been able to find a suitable under-master for Colet's school. Had a brush with the Scotists and Thomists in Colet's defence. Has begun translating Basil on Isaiah. Will send a specimen to the bp. of Rochester (Fisher), and see if he will recompense his labours. Colet will smile at his importunity. Cambridge, Id. Sept.
If Colet has any money in hand, entrusted to him for helping others, begs him to send a few nobles to Richard Croke, Grocin's former pupil, now staying at Paris.
Paris, (fn. 1) 1513 (sic).
15 Sept.
Sp. Transcr., Ser. I., 5, f. 146.
Ferdinand's several creations of Henry Guildford and Wistan Browne, Englishmen, as Spanish knights, in consideration of the nobility of their descent and their having come from their native land to cross with Ferdinand to Africa and fight in the army which he was preparing against the Moors. At Burgos, 15 Sept. 1511. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, Nos. 54 and 55.
Latin. Modern transcript from Barcelona, pp. 3.
Ashmol. MS. 858, p. 41.
Harl. MS. 4,900, f. (27). B.M.
2. The creation of Browne, as above.
3. Narrative account of the creation, by Ferdinand king of Aragon, of Wilstanus Brown, Englishman, as a knight, for his services against the Moors in Africa. Burgos, 15 Sept. 1511. Subscribed: "Dominus Rex mandavit michi Michaeli Perez Dalmaçan."
Contemporary copy, p. 1, with representation of the arms of the knight.
16 Sept. ?
Eras. Ep., VIII. 1. [Edit. Allen, I. 228.]
865. [1842.] ERASMUS to AMMONIUS.
Thanks him for his wine, but more for his letters. Knew that Ammonius would be angry at the mention of payment; but expected he would send a tolerably large skin to last the writer some months; what he has sent is too large for Erasmus to receive gratis. Had a hearty laugh "de Græco epistolio." Would be unreasonable if he did not pardon More, now occupied with such grave business. Wonders Ammonius sticks so close to the nest. Has nothing to call him to London, even if the sickness should continue. Hears that Pope Julius is dead. Queen's College, Cambridge, 16 Kal. Sept. 1511. (fn. 2)
18 Sept.
Le Glay, Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., II., 37.
Has heard her communication by Guillaume Pingun, of his wardrobe. Has no intention of marrying or going near woman again; and, to-morrow, sends the bishop of Gurce to Rome to make an agreement with the Pope to take him (Maximilian) as coadjutor, so that on the Pope's death he may have the papacy and become priest,—and afterwards saint. Is sending to the King of Aragon to ask his aid in this; who is agreeable, provided that Maximilian resign the Empire to their common son Charles. The people and gentlemen of Rome have made a league against the French and Spaniards, and number 20,000 combatants. They have sent offering to aid the Emperor to make a pope "a ma poste, et du l'empire d'Almaingne," wishing neither Frenchman, Aragonese nor Venetian. Has begun to practise the cardinals; wherein 200,000 or 300,000 ducats will do him service. The King of Aragon has sent to his ambassador to secure the Spanish cardinals for him. Begs her to keep this secret although he fears that all the world will know it soon; for it is impossible to practise so great a matter secretly. Signed: Maximilianus, futur pape. 18 Sept.
Postscript.—The Pope still has double fevers and cannot long survive.
21 Sept.
Ven. Transcr. 176, p. 105. R.O.
21 Sept. 1511.—Glad to hear of the Pope's complete recovery. Although Spain has no reason to respect the scruples of the King of the Romans and still less of France, the League, made as the Signory suggest, viz., to prosecute the war and put Milan in the Emperor's hands for the benefit of his grandson, cannot be called a league against the Emperor. What Sassari writes, of the threats made by the King of France to the Spanish ambassador, shows that King's hostility to Spain and how little he esteems Spain and England.
Italian. Modern extract. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 121.
24 Sept.
Negoc. entre la France et l'Autriche, I. 438.
*** "Dixit mihi Robertetus quod habent omnia bona ex Anglia de quibus est bene letus." Blois, 24 Sept. 1511.
24 Sept.
Sanuto, XII., 608.
869. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 29 Sept. 1511.]
From the ambassador at Rome, 24 Sept.—The Pope has excommunicated the Florentines. He sends the Scotch ambassador a second time (iterum) into France.
25 Sept.
Lettres de Louis XII., iii. 40.
Instructions given by Julius II. to Andrew bishop of Murray to be declared to the French King by virtue of a credence to the said Andrew and Angelo archbishop of Torres (now Sassari), nuncio with the said King. Rome, 25 Sept. 1511, pont. 8.
Ib. 48. 2. [1869.] Authority to the said archbishop and bishop. Same date.
Ib. 49. 3. Brief of credence to Louis XII. in their favour. Same date.
Ib. 50. 4. Brief in their favour to the Bishop of Paris. Same date.
27 Sept.
Sanuto, XIII., 151.
871. VENICE.
[Note of letters received, by way of Lyons, 21 Oct. 1511.]
From Andrea Badoer, [London,] 27 Sept.—The King is well disposed to the Signory and will act against France in the spring. He sent to urge the Emperor to agree with the Signory; and received answer that the Emperor was content, provided that the Signory observe the conditions before demanded. Madame de Borgogna has routed the Duke of Gueldres, who has fled into France.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 125.
29 Sept.
Stowe Ch. 131. B.M.
Discharge, by the mayor (Rob. Dighton) and commonalty of Lincoln, of Thomas Thacker, merchant of the Staple of Calais, and his heirs for ever, of taking office in Lincoln. Michaelmas Day, 3 Hen. VIII.
Lat. Sealed.
29 Sept.
Sanuto, XIII., 78.
873. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 12 Oct. 1511.]
From Hieronymo di Porzia, Rome, 29 Sept.—All affirm that the articles of the League are concluded. It is hoped that the King of England will enter. His ambassador had no sufficient power. ***
29 Sept.
Exch. Accts. 85 (17). R.O.
Butler's account for the port of Chichester for the year ending Mich., 3 Hen. VIII. (Accountant not named.)
Showing the kind of ship and the port to which she belongs, the master's name, the date of her entry, the merchants who had wines in her, and amounts taken. Thirteen ships.
Latin. Paper roll of two leaves.
Exch. Accts. 84 (16). R.O. 2. Arrears due to Sir Robert Southwell, Chief Butler of England, by his deputies in the ports for the years ending Mich. 20 Hen. VII. to Mich. 3 Hen. VIII., showing the names of the deputies, the amount due for each year, with notes of sums already paid in. Entries relating to 1–3 Hen. VIII. are all struck out and the amounts of 3 Hen. VIII. are in many cases not filled in.
The ports, deputies names, and the periods for which they account are as follows:—Boston: John Robynson, 21 H. 7. to 3 H. 8. Hull: Edw. Johnson, 21 H. 7; the archd. of Richmond, 22 H. 7 to 3 H. 8. Newcastle: George Conyngham and Alan Hardyng, 21–2 H. 7; Hugh Kelyngale, 23 H. 7. to 1 H. 8; Nic. Turpyn, 2–3 H. 8. London: Wm. Holybrond, 21 H. 7; Roger Deale, 22 H. 7 to 3 H. 8. Bristol: Hugh Eliott, 21–2 H. 7; John Alstone, 23 H. 7 to 1 H. 8; Nic Broune, 2–3 H. 8. Exeter and Dartmouth: John Symondes, 21 H. 7 to 3 H. 8. Bridgewater: Th. Symough, 21–4 H. 7; Chr. Power, 1 H. 8; Th. Symouth, 2–3 H. 8. Southampton: John Dawtre, 21 H. 7; Nic. Cowart, 22 H. 7 to 3 H. 8. Ipswich: Wm. Waller, 21 H. 7 to 3 H. 8. Sandwich: John Holand, 21 H. 7; Wm. Clerk, 22 H. 7 to 3 H. 8. Chichester: Edw. Lewkenour, 21 H. 7 to 3 H. 8. Lyme and Weymouth: John Borough, 21–23 H. 7; Chr. Power, 24 H. 7 to 1 H. 8; for 2 H. 8 and 3 H. 8 "non computaverunt." Lynne: John Sturges, 21–3 H. 7.; Ric. Bull, 24 H. 7; Henry Magnus, 1 H. 8.; Ric. Bull, 2–3 H. 8. Yarmouth: John Palmer, 21 H. 7 to 3 H. 8. Pole: no account. Plymouth and Fowey: nil, because answered in the Duchy of Cornwall.
Latin, pp. 15.
Exch. Accts. 85 (12). R.O. 3. Extract from § 2 of all that relates to the three years ended Mich. 3 Hen. VIII. Headed: "Abstractus clari debit.," &c.
Latin, pp. 4.
29 Sept.
Exch. Accts. 220 (4). R.O.
[For previous accounts see Nos. 109 and 579.]
Very mutilated fragment of the payments portion of Lupton's account for the Hanaper for the year ending 29 [Sept. 3] Hen. VIII.
A paper roll filed with:—
ii. Sixteen bills by Lord Chancellor Warham, John Hoxson and William Mason witnessing receipt of money for robes, &c., from Roger Lupton at various dates in the years 1–5 Hen. VIII.
Exch. Accts. 225 (3). R.O. 2. Portion of a "particulars" account of the Hanaper containing the whole list of fines, common and gross., for the year ending Mich. 1511.
29 Sept. Exch. Accts. 296 (3). R.O. 876. MINT ACCOUNTS.
[For previous account see No. 185.]
Account of Wm. Stafford, keeper of the Change and Mint and keeper of the Coinage (app. by pat. 25 Sept. 1 Hen. VII.), from Mich. 1 Hen. VIII. to Mich. 3 Hen. VIII., by view of Sir Henry Wyate, controller and assayer of the Mint and Coinage.
i. Charge:—(1) He answers for 664l. 13s. 6¼d. for profits arising from the coinage of gold at 2s. 6d. a pound, and (2) for 115l. 13s. 11½d. from that of silver at 12d., in accordance with indentures of 14 July, 1 Hen. VIII. between the King and Lord Mountjoy; (3) at the Tower only, for none was made elsewhere. (4) He does not answer for any profits of coinage of those 2 mks. in plate to be taken, as surety for customs, upon each sack of wool exported by merchant strangers, under stat. 14 Edw. III.; (5) nor profits of coinage of 1 oz. of gold bullion from each sack of wool bought by merchant strangers and exported elsewhere than to the Staple of Calais; (6) nor of the coinage of 1 oz. of gold bullion to be taken from every three pieces of tin of such merchants to be brought to the masters of the Mint, according to stat. 8 Hen. V., because no such plate or bullion was brought. Total charge 780l. 7s. 5¾d.
ii. Payments:—(1) He has paid to Sir Wm. Blounte, lord Mounte Joye, master of the Mint, at the rate of 22d. for every pound of gold and 10d. for every pound of silver coined, 583l. 16s. 8¼d.; (2) and has also paid the wages of Sir Henry Wiate, as campsor and assayer; (3) his own wages and the wages of (4) a clerk and (5) an usher, and (6) the cost of parchment, ink, &c. Total, 765l. 11s. 8¾d.
iii. An inventory of furniture and implements of the Mint follows.
Latin. Parchment roll of two long membranes.
Foreign Accts., Roll 119. last membrane. R.O. 2. Enrolment of the above.
Exch. Accts. 296 (4). R.O. 3. Particulars of the account of Wm. Stafford, keeper of the Mint, for the year ending Mich. 2 Hen. VIII.
Like No. 185, with note that it was delivered by Stafford on 6 Nov. 2 Hen. VIII.
ii. Like particulars for year ending Mich. 3 Hen. VIII., delivered 3 Dec., endorsed with tabulated statement (or pes compoti) for the two years, showing that, of the whole charge, 196l. 10s. 9½d. went to the King and 583l. 16s. 8¼d. to the master of the Mint.
Latin. Two parchment membranes stitched together at the top.
Ib. (5). 4. Stafford's petition for allowance of wages of John Sharpe, sculptor of the coining irons (by pat. 12 Feb. 1 Hen. VIII.), on his account of two years ending Mich. 3 Hen. VIII. With Sharpe's bill of receipt, dated 31 Oct. 3 Hen. VIII., and a warrant, dated 14 June, 4 Hen. VIII., for payment to him of arrears.
Latin. Three parchments stitched together.
29 Sept.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 2, f. 59. R.O.
877. [1872.] THE WARDROBE.
Draft declaration of the account of Sir Andrew Wyndesore, keeper of the Great Wardrobe, from Mich. 24 Hen. VII. to Mich. 1 Hen. VIII., viz., of receipts from the Exchequer, of the farm of tenements of the Wardrobe, proceeds of silks of the stock of the late King Henry VII., sold to John Flygh, Hugh Denys, and William Smyth. Payments for cloth of gold, velvet, damask, satin, sarsenet, camelet, woollen cloth, &c. Pension of 40s. to the rector of St. Andrews, near Baynard's Castle; to Richard Gibson, porter and yeoman tailor of the Great Wardrobe, 4d. a day, by patent 13 June, 1 Hen. VIII.
Ib. f. 66. ii. Similar draft for three years ending Mich. 3 Hen. VIII., including money received of the King's coffers, from John Heron, treasurer of the Chamber, by warrant dated Richmond, 25 Nov. 2 Hen. VIII. and 18 Dec. 3 Hen. VIII., of the proceeds of silks, &c.
Ib. 70. iii. Stuff remaining, viz., cloth in grain crimson, "vellett super velvet cryms," green, purple, tawny, russett and "blod" velvet, cloth of gold (pannus aduarat.) of "blod super damaske grounde" and other colours, satin, damask, &c.; with an inventory of the furniture in the parlour, the King's great chamber, the King's little chamber, the chapel, le privat. gard., the tower chamber, le domus thes., the Queen's hall, the great hall, the chamber by the garret beside the Friars Preachers, le pelletria, le scissoria, le domus comp'i.
Latin. Pp. numbered, in a modern hand, 31 to 66.
Exch. Accts. 417 (4). R.O. 2. Particulars of the account of Sir Andrew Wyndesore, keeper of the Great Wardrobe, from Mich. 2 Hen. VIII. to Mich. 3 Hen. VIII.
Showing (1) receipts from the Exchequer and the King's chamber, from sale of certain stuff, and from rent of houses (15 tenants named). Total, 3,285l. 16s. 11¾d. (2) Stuff remaining from last account, (amounts and values). (3) Deliveries by warrant giving the dates of 75 warrants, (fn. 3) a brief indication of the purpose (e.g. "pro Galfrido Wrenne," "pro 9 henxmen et magistro eorum") and full details of amount and price of the stuff delivered and names of the merchants who supplied it. (4) Liveries of the officers of Exchequer and Wardrobe and the "Clerk of the Crown of the Chancery." (5) Wages of officers of the Wardrobe. (6) Necessary expenses for writing material, fuel, and keeping the garden. (7) Repairs. (8) Stuff remaining over.
Latin. Book of 52 large parchment leaves of which two are blank.
Ib. (5).
3. Tabulated statement of total receipts and expenses of the Wardrobe under each of the above headings for each year of the three years ended at Mich. 3 Hen. VIII.
Latin. Large paper, p. 1.
S.P. Hen. VIII.,
2, f. 56. R.O.
Begs him, when he goes to London, he will show to the treasurer of Calais that he has been at Calais and brings over the accounts of the collectorship with the warrants which he (the treasurer) has not allowed for the discharge of Mr. Pawne. Gives a statement of his disbursements for six [years] ending Mich. 3 Hen. VIII. "Sir I pray show ... [bro]ght these books and warrants over with you, for be[cau]se that [I] cannot come over for the Kynges bysenes, se[ing] ye be in England. Also that ye woll deliver my letters [to] X. Conway and to Bryan secretly, for because they shall have no displeasure; and ye may show them how I cannot come over, and that ye have all my reckonings, and ye may show them that I have nothing a do, it is to William Pawne the which my books must discharge, for I was but a deputy. Sir, I pray you call on Mr. Treasurer to see my boke of the vj. years account ending at Michaelmas iijo, which I reckoned with him withall, and sined with his owne hand, and there I delivered hy[m] all [my] warrants in the presence of Mr. Conway, save these ij. [war]rants that I am not a[ware] of. Christopher Conwaye ca[n] shew you all. Sir, yff [so be] that I must nedes come over [I] pray you send me word, and w[ill be] shortly with you; but I [thin]gk it shall no[t] nede [after] ye have spoke with him."
ii. "The bill of all the rereages of the King's quitrents ended at Michaelmas, anno iijo Regis Henrici viijvi": "Sir Morrys Barkleye, 6l.; Jo. Gryffthe, 14s. 8d.; my Lady Challeye, 21s. 8d.; Jo. Copildyke, 4l. 10s. 8d.; Ric. Chapman, 2s.; Thos. Hutton, 53s. 4d.; Rob. Hughes, 20d.; Jo. Holgrave . . j.s. viij.d." and twenty-two other names, including "the Lord Marcas," (Marquis ?) 14s. 8d.; and Sir Gilbert Talbot, 20s.; total, 84l. 11s. sterl. table, "whereof my debethe for 6 hole yeres ended at Mighelmas, 3 Hen. VIII. is 45l. 2s. 4d."
Mutilated, pp. 3.
30 Sept.
Exch. Accts. 417 (6), f. 84. R.O.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver Richmond Herald and Calais Pursuivant, each "one coat of our arms beaten with fine gold." Windsor, 30 Sept. 3 Hen. VIII.
P. 1.
30 Sept.
Titus B. I., 98. B.M. Fiddes' Wol., C. 8.
880. [3443.] WOLSEY to [FOX] BP. OF WINCHESTER.
On Sunday last the King received letters from Sir Rob. Wingfield, dated the 4th, containing news from the Emperor that the Pope is so ill he is not likely to recover. The lower parts of his body are mortified and cold as stone. The Emperor desiring the advancement of Cardinal Adrian to the Papacy, has sent the Bishop of Gurce to Rome for that purpose, and Sir Rob. Wingfield. Wolsey has spoken to the King on the matter, urging him to support Adrian, as in a manner his own subject. Found him agreeable, but durst not mention Fox's letters of recommendation, as they are not yet sure of the Pope's death. Hopes Fox is not offended. The Lord Chamberlain and Bishop of Durham are inclined to the Cardinal St. George, and dispraise Adrian. Wishes Fox would repair to Court. The Master of the Rolls is at Dover. He writes that never man had worse cheer than he in France; and has done nothing further than I wrote you last. The ambassador of Aragon has dealt liberally with Lord Darcy in the matter of his soldiers. The King has given him the 1,000l. lent at his departure. "Thus the King's money goeth away in every corner." The King does not intend to leave this place till 4 or 5 days before All-Hallowtide. Monday next he goes to London to see his shy[ps ?]. My Lord Steward is not yet come to Court. My Lord Treasurer at his last coming to the King, this day sennight, was so discountenanced that he departed home on the morrow and has not returned to Court. Wolsey thinks it will be a good thing if he were ousted from his lodging there altogether. It is proposed to send the Dean of Windsor to the King of Scots, to declare the cause of the taking of his ships and also to "bear the Queen's bequest for the which she hath instantly written." Mr. Howard urges the King against the Scots, "by whose wanton means his Grace spendeth much money, and is more disposed to war than peace. Your presence shall be very necessary to repress this appetite." The Queen is thought to be with child. "Windsor, the last day of September, with the rude hand of your true and humble priest." Needs not write of Mr. Yng's preferment. Signed: "Thomas Wulcy." (fn. 4)
Hol, pp. 2. Address pasted on.
Exch. Accts. 268 (1). R.O.
881. TIN.
"Cunagium stanni" held at Truru in the month of September, 3 Hen. VIII.
Showing what pieces each tinner has and the weight (generally a little over 208 lbs.), the names being in small groups and bracketed, with a total tax for the group.
ii. The like for Helston.
Seven long narrow strips of parchment written on both sides, indented on the right hand margin, and sewn together at the top. Marked at the end. Exr. per contrarotulamentum.
Other similar rolls for the period of this volume are:—
Ib. (2). 2. July, 4 Hen. VIII. (Truro only. Totals are given, viz., pieces, 1316; weight, 346,494 lb.; money, 694l. 7s. 10d.)
Ib. (3). 3. Sept. 4 Hen. VIII. (Truro only. Totals, pieces, 894; weight, 228,868 lbs.; money, 458l. 14s.)
Ib. (8). 4. July, 5 Hen. VIII. (Truro only. Fragment ?)
Ib. (10). 5. July, 6 Hen. VIII. (Truro.)
Ib. (9). 6. Sept. 6 Hen. VIII. (Truro.)
Eras. Ep.,
App. 4. [Edit. Allen, I. 230.]
882. [4448.] COLET to ERASMUS.
Has read his letter with great delight, and wishes boys could be taught in conformity with its directions. How much he wished to have Erasmus for a master in his school; but when he leaves Cambridge, hopes to have his aid in training his masters. Will do in Linacre's matter as Erasmus advises. Wishes him to continue looking for an under-master. Encourages him in the translation of St. Basil, and advises him to imitate Diogenes in despising money. Fortune follows those who fly from her; though Erasmus does not admire such paradoxes. Has no money of others to help Croke; has some of his own for Erasmus if he begs humbly. London, 1513.
Eras. Ep.,
XXIX. 90. [Edit. Allen, I. 229.]
Thinking to make a suitable gift for Fisher he began translating into Latin the commentaries of St. Basil upon Isaiah, which he had brought with him from Grocyn's library; but from the style, and the fact that the volume is not named in the lists of St. Basil's works, he now suspects that it is not the work of Basil. It does not now seem to him a fit thing to dedicate to Fisher or to spend labour upon. Sends a specimen. Cambridge, 1510 (sic).
Le Glay,
Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., I. 426.
Acknowledges a letter of the 6th inst. Long before its receipt her army was before Vanello, where an ineffectual practice delayed them, but they now hope to take it shortly by force, and so subdue Ruremond and all High Gueldres. The English acquit themselves very well and make more war on the enemies than all the others. They were provided for three months and she wrote to the King to continue their provision; which he has done for one month. By that time she hopes to have done or failed with Vanello. The Emperor should thank the King and beg him to continue his aid as necessity shall require. On the other hand the King has required her to write to the Emperor to submit his difference with the Venetians to the arbitration of the Kings of England and Aragon, and not consent or adhere to this Council of Pisa but leave that to the Pope. Begs him to send back Maitre Loys as soon as possible. Goes shortly to La Haye about the continuance of the aid ordinary, which has already expired, and will then return hither.
1. John Sharp, groom of the Privy Chamber. To be the King's solicitor in the ports of the kingdom where kerseys are shipped, to prevent the frauds practised, temp. Hen. VII., by merchant strangers and others, of customing three kerseys for one whole cloth, valued at 40s. instead of 60s., so that Henry VII. was defrauded of 12d. in the subsidy of three kerseys; and grant to the said John of the fourth part or fourth penny of the subsidy of any such three kerseys "above the rate of the subsidy thereof after the value of 40s. of such three kerseys." Nottingham Castle, 24 Aug. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Knoll, 2 Sept. P.S. (in English). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9. [1855.]
2. Priory of Dover. Inspeximus and confirmation of:—
Pat. 28 Nov., 20 Hen. VII. (p. 1, m. 29), conf.:—
Pat. 20 Nov., 1 Edw. IV. (p. 6, m. 24), confirming:—
A. Pat. 29 May, 3 Ric. II., exemplifying:
Pleas at Canterbury, 6 Edw. II.
B. Pat. 30 May, 3 Ric. II., cf.:
a. Pat. 4 May, 8 Edw. II., confirming:—
Ch. of Hen. II.
Ch. 20 May, 21 Hen. III., cf.:
Ch. of Hen. II.
b. Pat. 20 Feb., 12 Edw. III., testifying:
Process in Exchequer 34 Edw. I.
Canterbury, 2 Sept. [3 Hen. VIII.]. Conf. roll 44, No. 9.
3. Sir Richard Carewe, knight for the Body, and Lieutenant of the castle of Calais. Annuity of 20l., during pleasure, to meet the expense of sending news, &c., to the King from foreign parts. Del. Canterbury, 7 Sept., 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9. [1856.]
4. John Broke, clk. Presentation to the church of Winwoo, Lland. dioc., void by resignation of Richard Staynbanke. Nottingham Castle, 18 Aug., 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 7 Sept. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9. [1857.]
5. Richard Woode, late of Cullesdon, alias of Bedyngton, alias of Croydon, Surrey, yeoman. Pardon. Del. Canterbury. 8 Sept., 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9. [1858.]
6. John de Arbieto, of Hordona, in Spain, alias of London, merchant stranger, and Peter de Malvenda, of Burgos, in Spain, alias of London, merchant. Protection for one year, as they are going in the suite of Sir Gilbert Talbot, Deputy of Calais. Warwick Castle, 5 Sept., 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 13 Sept. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9. [1859.]
7. Henry Lofte, hermit of the order of St. Paul, who "was of late professed to the same religion by the Archbishop of the Rhodes, and hath been in pilgrimage at the sepulchre of Christ, and brought with him the length and breadth of the same sepulchre; and also at Rome, and there purchased certain indulgences, as he affirmeth." Grant, for life, of the chapel of St. James of Tolton, in the parish of Saxston, co. York, "to the intent that he shall there leave the said pardon," and pray for the King and Queen Consort, and for the souls of the late King and Queen. Coventry, 1 Sept., 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 14 Sept. P.S. (in English). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1. Rym. XIII. 305. [1860.]
8. Elizabeth Pointes, "late nurse unto our dearest son the Prince." Annuity of 20l., for life, from Easter, 2 Hen. VIII. Nottingham Castle, 21 Aug., 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Dover, 18 Sept. P.S. (in English). [1862.]
9. John Golding. To be an auditor of the Exchequer, during pleasure, vice Thomas Hobson, deceased. Warwick Castle, 10 Sept., 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Dover, 18 Sept. P.S. (in English). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1. [1863.]
10. James Louder, gentleman usher of the Chamber. Grant, for life, of the park of Elcom, in the lordship of Elcom, Wilts, in the King's hands by attainder of Francis lord Lovell. Warwick Castle, 10 Sept., 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Folkeston, 21 Sept. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1. [1864.]
11. Hugh Edwardes, sewer of the Chamber. To be keeper of the park and manor of Burne, Linc., during pleasure, as held by Thomas Hobson. Warwick Castle, 10 Sept., 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Saltwood, 23 Sept. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 1. [1865.]
12. George Quarles. To be auditor, during good conduct, of the possessions late of Margaret countess of Richmond and Derby, the King's grandmother, vice Thomas Hobson, deceased. Warwick Castle, 10 Sept., 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Saltwood, 23 Sept. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 1. [1866.]
13. John Kyngeston. Livery of lands as son and heir of John Kyngeston, and grandson and heir of Thomas Kyngeston; viz., the manors of Sutton Parva, Chelrey, Kyngeston Bagpuse, Falley, Sherburne, Middelton, and Foxcote, with lands in the said places and in Warmystur, Corseley, Wescote, Letcombe Fasset, Chawton, and Abbatiston, in cos. Wilts, Berks, Hants, Sussex, and Soms. Northampton, 27 July, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Aldington, 23 Sept. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1. [1867.]
14. John Whitwell, yeoman of the Crown. To be, during pleasure, keeper of the garden of Langley, and surveyor of the garden of Wodstoke, with 10 marks a year. Woodstock, 13 Sept., 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Sept. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 14. [1868.]
15. Brian Tuke, clerk of the Signet. Licence to export woollen cloths and kerseys to the number of 400, counting 3 kerseys as one whole woollen cloth. Charing, 29 Sept. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9. [1873.]
16. John Daunce. To be customer or collector of petty customs in the port of London, during pleasure, vice John Warnet. Windsor Castle, 29 Sept., 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Knoll, 30 Sept. P.S. (in English). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 4. [1874.]


  • 1. A blunder, for Cambridge.
  • 2. Probably some error in the month, or in that of No. 848.
  • 3. The warrants are 14 Oct., for John Williams, footman; 12 Oct., for 5 gentlemen of the Chapel; 20 Oct., Geoff. Wrenne; 5 Nov., 9 henchmen and their master; 2 Nov., the King; 18 Nov., Edw. Neville; 29 Nov., princess of Castile; 10 Nov. and 22 May, Henry Pole; 23 Nov., 6 footmen; 29 Nov., Giles Dewes; 28 Nov. and 27 May, 4 boys of the Leash; 28 Oct., Edmund de la Pole and his brother; 3 Nov. and 1 July, the Stable; 12 Dec., Wm. Lye; 13 Dec., Wm. Courtney; 14 Dec., Wm. Alderson and Arthur Lovekyn; 16 Dec., the King's nurse; 15 Dec., Peter le Doulx; 19 Dec., the King; 13 Dec., the Watch (Vigilia), 103 persons; 26 Dec., John Hether; 12 Dec., Th. Parker; 13 Jan., Chr. Rochester and his wife; 6 Jan., Wm. Borowe; 13 Dec., John Colynson; 20 Jan., Somerset herald; 28 Jan., King, Queen and Princess of Castile; 8 Feb., Wm. Croughton; 10 Jan., Peter Guylmewes; 18 Dec., Humph. Baryngton; 12 Feb., 15 trumpets; 28 Jan., Wm. Wyse; 23 Dec., the Queen; 8 Dec., six persons (of the Watch); 3 Jan., 13 persons at the Tower; 13 March, by the King's mandate; 14 March and 23 Feb., the King; 26 March, Henry Courteney; 10 and 21 April, the King; 10 April, Wm. Cartcote, Hugh Parker and George Levesey, yeomen of the Guard; 3 April, 4 gentlemen of the Chapel; 12 March, Th. Rider; 19 May. Nic. Carrewe and others; 26 May, the King's Closet; 23 May, 9 henchmen and their master; 2 June, Elizabeth Lysle; 24 May, 6 footmen; 26 May, Wm. Pole and Wm. Dawborn; 11 June, Edm. Lyne; 5 June, 3 yeomen of the Guard; 26 May, Wm. Haywod and John Colynson; 18 June, Edw. Ponynges; 15 June and 3 July, the Princess of Castile; 19 April, David Aprice; 4 May, John Vaughan, Peter Malvesey and Th. Carvanell; 18 June, Hugh Foster and Edm. Lyne; 30 June, Th. Carvanell; 3 July, Doctor Fairfax; 8 July, Wm. Cornysh; 1 July, Wm. Crowmer; 29 June, the King; 18 June, Simon Welden; 28 June, Stephen Jasper, tailor; 2 July, lord Henry Courtney;—, Joan Popyncourt; 12 Aug., for tapestry at Nottingham castle.
  • 4. Misprinted in Cottonian Catalogue, "Wnley (sic)."