Henry VIII: February 1512

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'Henry VIII: February 1512', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 1, 1509-1514, (London, 1920) pp. 510-526. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol1/pp510-526 [accessed 24 April 2024]


February 1512

4 Feb.
Ashmol.MSS., No. 13.
1045. [2083.] PARLIAMENT.
Procession of the abbots, bishops, and temporal peers, to the "Parleament holden at Westm. the iiijth day off February, thride yere off oure Soveraigne lord Kyng Henry the viiijth."
A parchment roll, containing full length paintings of the abbots, bishops and temporal lords and of the King, in procession, with their names and coats of arms.
8 membranes. Apparently a 17th century copy. See Gent. Mag., Sept. 1832 (Vol. 102 ii., p. 200).
Add. MS.,
22,306. B.M.
2. Copy of the above.
A parchment roll.
Add. MS.,
5,831, f. 1. B.M.
3. Detailed copy and description (combined) of § 2.
Pp. 80.
4 Feb.
Parl. Roll, 132. R.O.
Statutes of the Realm, III., 23.
1046. [2082.] PARLIAMENT.
Held at Westminster, Wednesday, 4 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII.—The Abp. preached from the text, "Justitia et pax osculateæ sunt;" dividing the subject into two parts. In the former he showed the necessity of frequent assembling of parliaments, illustrating his assertion from the history of the Romans, from Valerius Maximus; in the latter he insisted upon the due execution of justice, specially in the wars of princes, and showed that victory depended upon the uprightness of a people.
The parliament was appointed to meet the next day and choose a speaker.
Receivers of petitions from England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland: Sir John Yong, Sir Th. Wolcy, Sir Wm. Atwater, and Sir John Tayler.
Receivers of petitions from Gascoigne and beyond sea: Sir Nich. West, Sir Th. Waren, Sir Roger Lupton, Sir James Whitstons, and Sir Ric. Rawson.
Triers of petitions of England, Ireland, Wales, and Scotland: Abp. of Canterbury, Duke of Buckingham, Bps. of Winchester and Exeter, Earls of Surrey and Shrewsbury, Abbots of Westminster and Bury St. Edmunds, Lords Herbert and Haistynges, Sir John Fyneux, Humph. Conyngesby, and Rob. Brudnell.
Triers of petitions of Gascoigne and beyond sea: Bps. of Durham, Norwich, and Chester, Earls of Arundel and Northumberland, Abbot of Redyng, Lords Burgayveney, Dacre, and Mountjoye, Sir Rob. Rede, Sir Wm. Hody, Wm. Grevyll, John Butler, and Wm. Fayrfax.
On Thursday, 5th Feb., by Sir Edward Poynynges, they announced their choice to the Chancellor, who appointed them to meet again on Saturday, when they presented to the King, as their speaker, Sir Rob. Sheffeld.
1. For a feoffment made by Thomas Earl of Surrey [c. 16].
2. For the restitution of James Touchet Lord Audeley [c. 17].
3. For Wm. Compton [c. 18].
4. For the restitution of John, son of Edmund Dudley [c. 19].
5. For the restitution of Thos. Hart [c. 20].
6. For the restitution of Eliz. Martyn [c. 21].
7. For a subsidy of fifteenths and tenths [c. 22].
8. For Sir Robt. Southwell and Barth. Westby [c. 23].
9. Act of privilege for persons in the King's wars [c. 4].
10. Act against such captains as abridge their soldiers of their pay [c. 5].
11. Against exporting coin, &c. [c. 1].
12. For shooting with long-bows [c. 3].
13. Against deceitful making of woollen cloths [c. 6].
14. Against exporting unshorn cloths [c. 7].
15. Against the abuses of sheriffs [c. 12].
16. Touching hat and cap makers [c. 15].
17. Touching escheats and commissioners [c. 2].
18. Touching physicians and surgeons [c. 11].
19. Against buying leather out of the open market not well tanned [c. 10].
20. Against persons wearing disguisings and visers [c. 9].
21. Against shooting with cross-bows [c. 13].
22. For searching oils in London [c. 14].
23. Concerning physicians and surgeons [c. 11].
24. Act concerning the assising of victuals [c. 8].
Prorogued till 4 Nov.
Signed: John Taylor, clerk of the parliament.
S P. Hen. VIII., 2, f. 82. R.O. 1047. [2084.] PARLIAMENT.
Draft of the Statute 3 Hen. VIII. cap. 23, confirming Sir Robert Southwell and Bartholomew Westby to be general surveyors and approvers of crown lands.
With some variations from the printed Statute.
Large paper, pp. 11 Commencement mutilated.
4 Feb.
Vitell. B. II., 10. B.M.
1048. [2085.] LATERAN COUNCIL.
Commission for Silvester Bp. of Worcester, John Bp. of Rochester, Thos. Dokwra prior of St. John's, and Ric. abbot of Wynchcombe, to be present at the Council to be held at the Lateran, on Monday, 19 April 1512. Westm., 4 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII.
Copy, p. 1. See also GRANTS IN FEBRUARY 1512, No. 5.
6 Feb.
Knight's Life of Colet, p. 273.
1049. [2090.] JOHN COLET.
Oration before Convocation 6 Feb. 1511. With an English translation. See Lupton's Colet, 178.
6 Feb.
Eras. Ep., x., 13. [Edit. Allen, I., 252.]
Was very near coming to see him, in the company of this English embassy. The Bishop of Rochester (whose life, learning and affability he commends) invited him;—only the invitation came too late. Did not come to see him on his last return from Paris, for he expected to stay some months at Hammes castle, and was disappointed as D. Ghisbertus, Bergen's physician, knows. Erasmus is now almost changed into an Englishman so much kindness has he met with, especially in his only Mecænas, the Archbishop of Canterbury, extols the Archbishop's character. But O ! thrice and four times happy our illustrious Prince Charles who is to have such a spouse ! Nature never formed anything more beautiful; and she excels no less in goodness and wisdom. London, postrid. non. Feb. 1515 (sic).
7 Feb.
Vit. B. XVIII., 7. B.M.
1051. [2091.] MAXIMILIAN and the SWISS.
A treaty and confederation between the Emperor Maximilian I., the citizens and communities of the confederated Swiss cantons, the monastery of the town of St. Gall, and the canton of Appenzel. Maximilian desires, for benefit of the Empire, as successor to the late Archduke Sigismond, and as guardian of his son the Archduke Charles, to renew the treaty made by the said Sigismond, dated 11 June 1474 ("xciiij lxxiiij "), and the perpetual treaty made at Zurich on Monday before the feast of St. Gall (27 June) 1477:–(1.) The cantons shall have full liberty of trading in his dominions; (2.) There shall be peace between the Empire and the Swiss; (3.) The Emperor shall pay each of the cantons, yearly, 200 florins (florenos Renenses), and the abbot and town of St. Gall and county of Appenzel 100 florins each, until the Archduke Charles assume the government. "Dat. in Arglen, 7 Feb. 1511."
Lat. Much mutilated, pp. 11 (fn. 1).
8 Feb.
Eras. Ep. x., 20. [Edit. Allen, I., 253.]
Will never forget his kindness at Rome and a river of Lethe alone could quench his regret when he thinks of the climate, landscape, libraries, walks and conversations he left there. But this is modified by the extraordinary goodness of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the favour of many other prelates here, especially Rochester, a man of the highest integrity of life, learned and magnanimous. Would have accompanied Rochester to Rome had he been warned a little sooner. Offers services. The Archbishop, who by erudition, integrity, faith, breeding and moderation is worthily primate, greatly favours the Roman See, to which indeed all this realm is devoted. Prays God for peace. London, 6 Id. Feb. 1515 (sic).
8 Feb.
Eras. Ep. x. 11. Edit. Allen, I., 254.]
1053. [1478.] ERASMUS to THOMAS HALSEY (fn. 2).
He and Bernard have made every effort. Mountjoy has paid 30 ducats. If the Bp. of Rochester (Fisher) and he had understood one another, perhaps Erasmus would have been there now. None can be compared with the Bishop for purity, learning, or magnanimity, except the Archbishop (Warham), who detains Erasmus much against his will. Sends his compliments to Pace, and begs him to take care of his writings. Has written six letters, and received no answer, with exception of one from Pace. Desires remembrance to John Polonus, the Hungarian ambassador, Halsey's colleague. Lond., 6 Id. Feb. 1510 (sic).
Henry VIII.'s ratification. See GRANTS IN FEBRUARY, No. 11.
* Described also in Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, Nos. 63–4, from copies at Simancas.
10 Feb.
Lettres de Louis XII., iii., 148.
* * * The King is informed that the King of England this Candlemas assembled the princes and nobles of England and concluded the enterprise against France; and already 25,000 men were prepared to cross to Calais, of whom 15,000 were destined against Charles of Gueldres and 10,000 for Normandy. The King is much depressed and his people discouraged to see all the world against them. Their only hope is in the Swiss, towards whom the Bailly of Amiens, Marquis of Rothelin and President of Dijon went in haste on the 7th inst. * * * To-day D'Alençon and Longueville leave for Normandy to provide against the English. * * * Blois, 10 Feb.
11 Feb.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 3. f. 88. R.O.
One Andrew Barton who was in his service last year, having been sent him by James king of Scots, departed without his licence, taking away a small ship which the King of Scots gave the writer and which is said to have now come into Henry's hands. Begs him to send back the ship and to believe that any misdeeds by Barton against the English were not done by the writer's order. Ex arce nostra regia Katundeboug, 11 Feb. 1512.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Ib., 229, f. 42. R.O. 1057. LORD DARCY.
Brief note of law payments by Th. Strey, on behalf of Lord Darcy, in Hilary Term 3 Hen. VIII., made for Mr. Melton. Total, 14s.
"Item 14s. pro consimili pro Bekhay."
Lat., small paper, p. 1.
12 Feb.
Adv. MS., 317.
1058. JAMES IV. to [the BP. OF MURRAY].
Understands by his letters that he has been some days at London as ambassador (legationis officii gratia) for a league between France and England. Meanwhile the Spanish ambassador had arrived first there and then in Scotland seeking, as his correspondent writes, to alienate Henry from James. Thanks him for thus performing the part of a faithful ambassador. The French King has lately sent an ambassador to Scotland, who is to proceed to Denmark. In certain articles which he brought signed by his sovereign, Louis regretted the dissension between England and Scotland and promised to use his efforts to reconcile them. Trusts from this that there is no danger to France from England, whose friendship, the French king holds in great esteem. Edinburgh, 12 Feb. 1511.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
16 Feb.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 2, f. 93. R.O.
1059. [3014 (2).] WILLIAM ROY.
Denization. See GRANTS IN FEBRUARY, No. 29.
Draft for a Signed Bill, large paper, p. 1.
16 Feb.
Eras. Ep. VIII., 15. [Edit. Allen, I., 255.]
1060. [3012.] ERASMUS to AMMONIUS.
Begs he will send him the news. When he left London, heard that the ambassador (fn. 3) had been recalled, as the Pope had declared the Council would not be held before November. His flagon, for a wonder, is still at Cambridge, but the wine is turned sour. O stipites ! Is to send him a messenger by horse if he has anything to communicate of great importance to Erasmus; but is first to consult with Colet. Cambridge, 16 Feb. 1511.
16 Feb.
R. MS., 13 B. II., 60. (No. 162.) B.M.
1061. [3011.] JAMES IV.
Letters in behalf of the courier (cursorius iste nuncius) who is carrying to Rome certain documents relative to a cause heard in the Apostolic Chamber. Edinburgh, 16 Feb. 1511.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Adv. MS., 320. 2. Another copy.
P. 1.
16 Feb.
R. MS., 13 B. II., 60. (No. 161.) B.M. Ep. R. Scot. I., 130.
1062. [3010.] JAMES IV. to JULIUS II.
Has heard from the Bp. of Murray that he has been with the King of France many days in trust to make peace. Shall be glad if the result be that the King shows himself a dutiful son to the Church and the Pope a gracious father to the House of France. Has heard of the summons for a General Council, but nothing of the Pope's intentions. Is waiting for information from his ambassador, who prolongs his efforts for peace as he is extremely anxious to serve the Pope. Desires a confessional (confessionale conscientiæ nostræ lavacrum), such as the Archdeacon of Murray will show the Pope. Edinburgh, 16 Feb. 1511.
Lat., p. 1.
Adv. MS., 319. 2. Another copy.
P. 1.
16 Feb.
Adv. MS., 321.
Has frequently written to desire him to send into Scotland the indulgence for the building of St. Peter's and appoint commissaries. Requests indulgence for St. Michael's College, Stirling on the Feast of St. Michael similar to those granted to other churches, and that he will help the Hospital of St. Mary Montrose, according to other letters, which the Archdeacon of Murray will present. Edinburgh, 16 Feb. 1511.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
17 Feb.
Lettres de Louis XII., iii., 162.
* * * The news of the descent of the English continues and it is suspected that the Flemings and other countries of Monsieur (fn. 4) are consenting to it. The Council has proclaimed that no letters shall be carried beyond the Mountains without being opened and the contents shown. This is apparently to prevent the English writing to the Pope or the Venetians. * * *
ii. Provision of men of arms and other things against the English. Mons. d'Angoulesme, Dolphin, to have 100 lances and be lieutenant. Alençon, Bourbon, Vendôme, the Duke of Albany, and the seneschal of Calcasone to have each 50 lances. Longueville has already left, to be governor of Boulogne, &c. Blois, 17 Feb.
Faustina C. II., 66. B.M. 1065. [2010.] JULIUS II. to HENRY VIII.
This is a "copy of a letter of late sent from the Pope to the King our Sovereign Lord, and read (fn. 5) in the open parliament last holden at Westminster":—Intimating the league between the Pope, Ferdinand of Aragon and Venice against Louis XII., who had disposed of ecclesiastical preferments on his own sole authority, and done other acts in contravention of the Papal authority, especially in besieging Bologna, and refused conditions of reconciliation which the Pope offered by means of the bp. of Murray, the King of Scots' ambassador. "Dat in Rome, &c."
English translation, pp. 3.
20 Feb.
T.R. Misc. Books. 253, f. 4. R.O.
1066. [3023.] JOHN YONG, Master of the Rolls.
Memorandum that, on 20 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII., the Master of the Rolls sent into the Treasury, by John Gyll, his servant, a square wooden box, containing the following documents:—
1. Bull of Pope Alexander, dated 1497.
2. Bull of Pope Julius, dated 1503.
3–7. Five deeds of Ferdinand of Aragon and Elizabeth of Castile and Leon; two dated 1497, one 1500, one 1503, and one 1504.
8. Deed of Arthur Prince of Wales, with red seal, dated 1501.
9. Deed of Ferdinand, with two seals in wooden cases, dated 1511.
10. Deed of Johanna of Castile, with seal in wooden case, dated 1509.
11. Deed of Ferdinand, with red seal, dated 1509.
12. Deed of Katharine Princess of Wales, with red seal, dated 1509.
13–14. Two deeds of Guter Gomer (sic) as ambassador of Ferdinand and Johanna, with 2 red seals dated 1509.
15. A letter on paper.
These documents remain in a great chest, above the receipt of the duchy of Lancaster, entitled: "Hispania et Arragona, cum duabus bullis ecclesiæ Romanæ."
Lat., p. 1.
20 Feb.
Sanuto, xiv., 19.
1067. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 8 March 1512.]
From Andrea Badoer, [London,] 20 Feb.—The King appointed three ambassadors to the Council to be held at Rome after Easter, viz. the prior of St. John and two bishops (fn. 6), who had started when letters from Rome announced that the Pope would postpone the Council till All Saints. The King thereupon stopped them. They were to have come by Germany and Venice, and had dined with Badoer. Is in great want of money.
From the same to Francesco Gradenigo.—That his salary is in arrears and his reputation small.
From _ to Almoro Pisani.—The King of England has retained all ships, and thus the Spanish ambassador is there; and it is given out that they will make a fleet and attack France.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 148.
22 Feb.
Exch. Accts., 417 (3), f. 19. R.O.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to pay bearer for making and furring of a coat of white satin, &c. Palace of Westm., 22 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII.
23 Feb. 1069. ABBEY OF ABINGDON.
Election. See GRANTS IN FEBRUARY, No. 40.
24 Feb.
R. MS., 13 B. II., 64b. (No. 178.) B.M.
1070. [3619.] ANDREW BARTON.
Letters patent of James IV., certifying that the cloths, gold chains, and jewels carried by Andrew Berton, a little before his death, to Dieppe in Normandy, were legal merchandize.
Lat., copy.
Adv. MS., 322. 2. Letters patent of James IV. to the same effect, but somewhat differently worded. The goods are now in the keeping of Govin Dalamalle of Dieppe, who received them out of Scotch vessels and paid custom for them. From the Palace, 24 Feb. 1511.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
24 Feb.
Harl. 3668, f. 304. B.M.
1071. [3026.] SIEGE OF BRESCIA.*
After the defeat of their enemies, the Venetians, at Isola della Scala (Insula Schalarum), the Duke of Nemours, the same day, wishing to outstrip their spies, made a hurried march, and pitched his camp at Herbe. There he rested one day and on the next moved, towards Brescia, to Volta, in Mantua; then to Monte Claro, a castle in Brescia; the 15th to St. Euphemia, two miles distant from Brescia, on the road to Peschiera. The Duke used every inducement to the city to surrender, urging them to avoid the horrors of the siege, and accept the clemency of the King of France; he even solicited Aloysius Avogaro, the author of this rebellion; waiting meanwhile the arrival of John James Triulci with 6,000 foot and the heavy artillery. Hearing that 4,000 Spaniards had advanced to the Po, to throw aid into Brescia, Nemours sent James de Emps with his infantry to storm a monastery (claustrum) on a height behind the citadel of Brescia, fortified by the enemy, and defended by 1,000 rustics. Unable to endure the assault of the German foot, the rustics hide themselves in the cloisters, are pursued and slain. The Duke having waited two days in vain for the surrender (for his letters had been intercepted by Andrew Gritti), commanded the whole infantry to take possession of the citadel by daybreak, remaining himself with the cavalry behind the gate, and posting 500 lanzknechts at the gate of St. Nasarius to intercept the fugitives. The citizens had obstructed the rest by earthworks.
On the 19th he drew out his troops, and orders at beat of drum that if any wished to take part in what the Germans call the "forlorn hope" (agmen amissum) they should come forward. Capt. Fabian, with his flag of 300 foot, advanced. He was joined by Capt. Molardus, 200 Gascons, the Bastard of Cleves, with others, and John Cra, whom they call Franculus (married to the daughter of Aloysius de Miliis), who fell in the engagement. Next came the main body under James de Emps, and his two brothers, Philip de Freiburg and John Grandis, captain of the Gascons. The whole body consisted of 3,500 Germans, 1,200 from the Pyrenees. Next the Duke's company of 500 men-at-arms, who, with the lanzknechts, were to enter the city under the Duke of Nemours, and the flower of the French nobility. The forlorn hope was posted near the gate, the Germans and Gascons in the court of the citadel, and on its flank the men-at-arms (acies armatorum). They stood thus for four hours, waiting the surrender by the townsmen, who had beat to arms by sound of trumpet and striking their bells with hammers. Their forces consisted of 400 cuirassiers (cataphractæ), 1,000 Stradiots, 800 foot, 2,000 rustics and townsmen; 6,000 in all. Nemours, summoning Philip de Freiburg and James de Emps, commands them to address their troops, and set on. Philip de Freiburg addresses them, tells them to hold up their hands, and say whether they would retire or attack. Every man held up his arm, took out his knife, and whittled his spear handle to prevent its slipping. He orders them to spare the citadel, as it had been faithful to the French, and kill and plunder all the rest without exception. Every man was intoxicated with the hope of plunder, and thought it the happiest day of his life.
Of the two roads that lead from the citadel to the suburbs (ad urbis citadella) the townsmen had placed a battery on one commanding the egress of the citadel. By degrees the forlorn hope drew out, and began to descend the hill. They came upon the monastery of St. Florian, from which Babonus Brysigella was rapidly driven, with 600 foot. The citadella is taken. In a broad street behind it the women threw stones from the windows upon the French, and a struggle took place between the invaders and the besieged, who were driven back after a quarter of an hour's hard fighting. In the rout the gate of the inner city was left open, and had it not been for the warning from Molardus, the pursuers, who consisted only of 800 foot, would have entered and been cut to pieces. They pile up a cannon against the gate, and wait the arrival of 500 French; on whose coming they open the gate, pointing the cannon against the townsmen, who fly in all directions. The invaders advanced to the market place, where the cuirassiers were posted. Another body of them turned down a large street to the right, which led to the heart of the city. The cuirassiers attacked the invaders boldly with sharp spears, then with iron hammers, but without effect. Seeing their cuirassiers defeated, the townsmen made for the gate of St. Nazarius, are pursued, and suffer great slaughter. Fred. Contarini, a Venetian, "provisor velitum," Theodore Frascina, "eques basta" of the stradiots, fell there. Those who passed the gates were taken by the French,—among the rest Aloysius Avogaro. Dominic Bussichi, of the stradiots, only escaped with 100 horse; there were not victors enough to take them. The Germans and Gascons put all they can find in the city to the sword, break into the nunneries and monasteries, spare neither women or children. The whole city was given up to plunder and the licentiousness of the soldiers; every house they entered they abused as they pleased. Andrea Gritti was taken whilst warming himself at the fire, by the Capt. of St. Columba, with his family, and Antonio Giustiniani, who had been prætor of Brescia only three days; likewise Paul Monfroni. Such was the miserable siege of Brescia. The writer saw infinite number of corpses in all the streets and lanes in the city, so thick in some places it was impossible to pass through on horseback without trampling on them. Mothers and husbands were put to the torture; their children were violated; the shrieks were incessant. Thinks the slain exceeded 8,000; but on their own part the loss was not more than 20. Plate, purple silks, furs, were sold in all parts of the city by the soldiers. Next day the Duke gave orders that the slaughter should cease, and no prisoner be retained under 15 years of age. Avogaro was beheaded, his quarters hung on the gibbet before the gate of St. Nazarius. The French troops have returned to their quarters near Bologna. The Duke, who has turned the Swiss from Milan, and has saved Bologna from the Spaniards, has gone to Milan to refresh himself. Verona, 24 Feb. 1512.
Lat., copy, pp. 9.
26 Feb.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 2, f. 94. R.O.
1072. [3030.] JOHN JUSTINIAN.
Notarial copy of two documents relating to the sale and chartering a ship, the Sancta Marie de Loreto, by Andrew Scharella the owner, to John Justinian, at Chios, for 16,000 ducats for the voyage to Flanders. Dated Thursday, 26 Feb. 1512. Indiction 14, according to the style of Genoa.
Lat., pp. 4.
27 Feb.
Exch. Accts., 417 (6), f. 47. R.O.
1073. THE GUARD.
Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver to bringer, "white and green cloth sufficient for one hundred jaquettes for our Guard." Westm., 27 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII.
27 Feb.
Ven. Transcr., 175, p. 144. R.O.
1074. VENICE.
Decree of the Senate, 27 Feb. 1511–12, that, owing to scarcity of wool threatening unemployment in the city, both Venetians and aliens should be allowed to import wool, cloth and tin from England, Flanders and Brabant; and that the question of continuing the Flanders and Barbary voyages be settled within ten days.
Italian. Modern transcript, pp. 2. See Venetian Calendar, II. No. 146.
29 Feb.
Lettres de Louis XII., iii., 179.
* * * Of the English there is no great talk. It is presumed that the King of England still wishes to invade France; but, with this victory and their good fortune, they (the French) are now confident of being able to resist. * * * Blois, 29 Feb.
Adv. MS., 337. 1076. JAMES IV. to CARDINAL [OF ST. GEORGE ?].
The bp. of Murray, his ambassador, returning home (fn. 7) has delivered the Cardinal's letters, declaring his goodwill to Scotland and to France, and praising the diligence of the ambassador to promote peace and the proposed expedition against the Infidels which the Cardinal desires to join. Hopes, when peace is established among Christian nations, to see their arms turned against their common enemy, and to have the Pope for a leader and the Cardinal as a comrade. Refers him further to the archdeacon of Murray, Apostolic prothonotary.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Ib., 302. 1077. JAMES IV. to CARDINAL [OF ST. GEORGE ?].
Understands from the archdeacon of Murray, Tho. Nudry, how much the Cardinal has advanced his interests, especially in obtaining the Benedictine priory of Coldingham, which was void last year, for the King's son, the abp. of St. Andrew's, and defeating the claims of the Englishman. Begs he will continue to show favour to the Archdeacon in the matter of the Chapel Royal and the King's son, the archbishop of St. Andrew's. Hopes the two appeals relative to the Preceptory at Torphichen, the one interposed by the Cardinal (ab eodem Rev.mo) through Geo. Dundas, the other against the said George, by James's secretary, will be decided according to justice. Edinburgh.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Ib., 300. 1078. JAMES IV. to CARDINAL [OF ST. GEORGE ?].
Commends to his attention the business of the Chapel Royal and the abp. of St. Andrew's, which Thomas Nudry, archdeacon of Murray, is managing, with the two cases of appeal, viz. the first moved by Sir George Dundas, knight of Rhodes, against the said Abp., and the second by the King's secretary, who manages the Cardinal's business here, against Dundas, for the preceptory of Torfichene of the Order of St. John.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Ib., 310. 1079. JAMES IV. to [the MARQUIS OF MANTUA] (fn. 8).
Requests him to use his influence with the Pope in forwarding the affairs entrusted to Tho. Nudry, archdeacon of Murray, relating to the Chapel Royal and the abp. of St. Andrew's, the King's son.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 229, f. 43. R.O. 1080. NAVY.
"Things to be done [for the settin]g forth of the King's army by the sea."
I. Indentures and instructions to be devised for the admiral and treasurer of wars. 2. To appoint one substantial person in every ship to oversee the King's victuals and control their expenditure by a rate delivered to them. 3. The captain of every ship to indent with the King. 4. Mariners coming to Greenwich to be assigned what ships they shall go in; bursars to note their days of entry and provide pay and victuals till the setting forth of the whole army. 5. The number and portage of the ships to be determined, and the number of dedshares to each ship. 6. To ascertain the number of guns of every sort and the amount of shot and powder necessary; also the number of bows, arrows, bowstrings, "mares pyques" and bills; that a substantial man may be appointed in every ship to have charge of them.
II. "Places wherein provision of beer shall be made," &c., at Windsor, Kingston, Putney, Staines, Wandsworth, Harwich, Ipswich, Colchester, Brykylsey; and of ale at London and Deptford.
Pp. 2, in Wolsey's hand.
Calig. E. I., 4 (108). B.M. 1081. [3357.] INTELLIGENCE FROM FRANCE.
Great preparations are made in the town of ... All the vessels of Britanny have been stopped, those of Normandy ordered to Honteflou to be prepared for war, to the number of 100 or 120 which are all at the entry of the Seine, as yet unguarded, save that four great ships are being armed to put to sea and keep watch for ships passing. The King of England might easily burn them if he had 10 or 12 vessels of war ready, and with another army descend on Lower Normandy, and pillage the whole country. He will be immediately joined by those who are dissatisfied with the reduction of moneys and the tax of 4s. in the pound. An attack upon Haute Normandie Pays de Caulx, Abeville or Picardy would be very unadvisable, considering the preparations made for defence and the new levy, under D'Angouleme as lieutenant general. La Trimouille has the leading of ... and Bourbon is coming to be lieutenant general in Normandy, though the King proposes to be there himself if Normandy is attacked. It would be advisable, after pillaging the whole of Normandy, that the army should rendezvous at Rochelle, where, if the harbour were not locked, they might do much damage. The army of the King of Aragon to assault Fontarabia, and overrun Languedoc and Guienne. Not advisable to land at Bordeaux; De Longueville has made preparations for its defence. The King of Aragon must make a union at Fontarabia with the English, and environ the whole country.
French, mutilated, pp. 2.
Eras. Ep. (Edit. Allen), I., 256. 1082. ALEANDER to ERASMUS.
Considering their great friendship when in Italy, it is strange that they have never corresponded, and for this Erasmus seems most to blame, for, before he left Italy, Aleander had sent him three letters (which it is true may not have reached him, considering that wars then stopped everything); and his address was certain, whereas Erasmus was continually moving about. Came from Orleans to Paris expressly to see him, but he had already left. Richard Croke, their common disciple, is retiring to England upon the suspicion rather than the danger of war, for here the nobles talk only of peace between the French and English and the vain rumour of the populace is said to emanate from England. Begs him to help Croke who is a good and clever young man and has made such progress in Greek as to be a credit to them both. Has been elected to speak for their University in the second Council of Pisa; and the fathers of this University daily burden rather than honour him with offices which he cannot honestly decline, such as four days ago his election in the name of the philosphers to examine, with theologians and lawyers, a book sent from the Council of Pisa to the University, and commended by the King's letters, De Pontificis et Ecclesie auctoritate comparata. Laments the ambitions and quarrels of his colleagues, and his own poverty. When by Erasmus' persuasion he came to France, all Italy protesting, he was saved from war; but, being sick and unaccustomed to the French and their language, was far from feeling gratitude. But he has here gained great honour and spent much money. The uncertainty of making it is what troubles him and he can hardly hope for a salary from the King in these hard times. Increase of worthless teachers. Popularity of his free lectures. Hopes that Erasmus will write him something good in return; which may easily be, since it is said that nothing bad comes out of England. Commendations to Grocin, Linacre, More, Latimer and the other learned. Commends to him the friendship of Dr. Joachim. Paris, 1512.
1. Master Andrew Ammonius de Arena. Grant of a canonry and prebend in the collegiate chapel of St. Stephen's, Westminster, void by death of Master John Pykeryng. Westm., 1 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Feb. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 4. Rymer XIII., 323. [2079.]
2. Katharine, widow of William Courteney, late earl of Devon. Grant (in fulfilment of indenture (fn. 9) made 12 April 2 Hen. VIII., between the King and the said earl and Katharine) of the castles, honors, towns, boroughs, manors and hundreds of Plympton, Okehampton, Tyverton, Sampford Courteney, Ch[alvelegh, Corne]wode, Nortondauny, [Topsam, Exilond, Kenne], Kenford, Exmystre, Coliton, Whiteford, Whympell, Aylesbeare, Baillesford, Knyghton, Hethfeld, Musbury, Chulmelegh, Hulham, Newnam alias Ayleston, Cherebeare, Halrigge, Peracombe, Dowlton, Vielston, Farwey, [Twyckebeare, Col]ympjohn, Whitewill, Ponsford, [and Paddok]isbroke; the hundreds of Estbuddelegh, Westbuddelegh, Harigge, and Woneford; the boroughs of Coliford and Newtonpopleford; and the free fishery in the Exe and three mills in Exilond; messuages, lands, &c., in K[ynge]sbrigge, Wodecourt, [Hurberton, Hurbernford], Leghderant, Blakedown, Wassheborne, Manaton, Cotford, Knoll, Haracombe, [Brokelond], Trill, Stuttecombe, Thorne and Cobbetonheis, in the parish of Otery St. Mary, and in Exeter; Forde in the parish of [Ide; Huntebeare, Ler]kebeare, Bokelond, [Chalowe, Seylake, and Holbroke], in the parish of Clysthonyton; and in the town of Barstable. The advowsons of the churches of Kenne, Alphyngton, Throwlegh, Milton Damerell, Stokedamerell, Farw[ey, Musbury], Sampford Courteney, Wodelegh, [St. Leonard's near Exeter], Dowlton, Chulmelegh, Chalvelegh, All Saints in Exeter, the third part of the advowson of the curates in the church of Tiverton, and of the prebends, chantries, and chapels of Heys, Cutton, and Kenne, in the chapel of St. Mary of the Castle of Exeter, Brightelegh, [Stikelpath, Colco]mbe, Kenne, N[uton]popleford, Whiteford, and of the six prebends in the church of Chulmelegh; also of the abbeys of Forde and Bokelond Monachorum, alias Bokelond St. Mary, Devon. The manors and hundreds of Crokehorn, Westcoker, Hemyngton, Misterton [Periton and Westecabbelond], in Somerset; the manors of Hul near Iwernemystre, Ebrighton, Iwerne Courteney, and Iberton, in Dorset; the manor of Sutton Courteney, Berks; the manors of Wottesdon, alias Odesdon, [Wavyngdon and Hillesdon], Bucks; the manors of Sheviok, Westanton, Landulp, Northehill, Porthloo, Portpighan, Leghderant, Landrean, Trelowya, Treverbyn Courteney, Tregamure, and Trelugan, the boroughs of Crostehole and Portibean, and [the advowsons of the churches of] Sheviok, Landulp, Northehill, and the freechapel of Lamana, Cornwall: the manors of Old and New Lemyngton, Lemyngton Borough, Brommore, alias Brymmore, and Bokelond, Hants; all other lands belonging to Edward late earl of Devon (and to Thomas Courteney. late earl of Devon, son of Thomas Courteney, formerly earl of Devon), and to Henry his brother, in all the places aforesaid, and elsewhere, with appurtenances. Also the reversions of the manors of Hemyngton, Soms., of Sutton-Courteney, Berks, of Hillesdon, Odesdon, and Wavyngdon, [Bucks, and of Brommore], and Old and New Lemyngton, Hants, granted to Sir Hugh Conwey and Elizabeth his wife by patent [9] March 5 Hen. VII.; and the reversions of the manors and hundreds of Crokehorne and Westcoker, Iwerne Courteney, and Iberton, granted by patent 9 March 5 Hen. VII. to Sir William Knyvet, and Joan his wife. To hold all the premises to the said Katharine and the heirs of her body by the said William Courteney. Del. Westm., 3 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. (defaced: now filed in Feb. 2 Hen. VIII.). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 3. [2080.]
3. William Rothwell of London, merchant, late customer of Bristol. Protection for one year; going in the suite of Sir Gilbert Talbot, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 2 May 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Feb. P.S. [2081.]
4. George Throgmerton, squire for the Body. To be, during pleasure, chief steward of the lordship of Yardeley, Worc., vice Sir John Huddelston, deceased, with fees, as held by Huddelston or Sir Edward Blount, deceased. Greenwich, 13 Jan. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Feb. P.S. (in English). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 4. [2086.]
5. Lateran Council. Appointment of Silvester bp. of Worcester, John bp. of Rochester, Thomas Dokwray prior of St. John's, and Richard abbot of Wynchecombe, as the King's ambassadors at the General Council to meet on Monday, 19 April 1512, at the Lateran. Undated. S.B. (marked to be enrolled). [3108.]
6. John Bingham, yeoman of the Crown, to the late King, and John Coupuldike, gentleman usher of the Chamber. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of customer at the Lanternegate, Calais, on surrender of patent, 24 May 1 Hen. VII., granting the office to Bingham. Westm., 4 Feb 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Feb. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 11. [2087.]
7. Sir John Norton and Thomas Iden. Custody, for 60 years, of the manors and hundreds of Middelton and Merden, Kent, subject to the annual rent of 134l. 6s. 8d., with 8d. increase. Westm., 3 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Feb. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 11. [2088.]
8. Justices of Assize.
Western Circuit.—Association of Th. Elyot and Th. Fitzhugh, with Ric. Elyot and Lewis Pollard. Westm., 5 Feb. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10d. [2089.]
9. Eustaco Knyll or Knell, of London, mercer, alias of Hants. Protection for one year; going in the retinue of Sir Gilbert Talbot, Deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 7 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 12. [2092.]
10. Justices of Assize.
Oxford Circuit.—Association of Rob. Brudenell, junr., and Bartholomew Prouz, with Rob. Brudenell, senr., and Wm. Grevyle. Westm., 7 Feb. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 8d. [2093.]
11. League with Spain. Henry VIII.'s confirmation of the league (recited) with Ferdinand of Aragon for defence of the Church made by Surrey and Shrewsbury (commission dated 10 Nov. 1511) with Louis Carroz de Villaragut (com. dated 31 July 1511), as representative of Ferdinand of Aragon and Joanna of Castile, at Westm., 17 Nov. 1511. Westm., 9 Feb. French Roll, 3 Hen. VIII. m. 3. Rymer XIII. 323. [2094.]
12. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix.
Berks.—Westm., 9 Feb. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6d. [2095.]
13. Justices of Assize.
Norfolk Circuit.—Association of Will. Mordaunt with Sir John Fyneux and Sir Rob. Rede. Westm., 9 Feb. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10d. [2096.]
14. William Erard, late of St. Giles's without Cripplegate, butcher. Reversal of outlawry in London for debt, sued by John Burgoyne, Westm., 9 Feb. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3. [2097.]
15. Richard Grey, of Colchester, alias of North Creke, Norf., yeoman or labourer. Pardon. Greenwich, 31 Jan. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Feb. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15; and p. 3, m. 6. [2098.]
16. Justices of Assize.
Northern Circuit.—Association of Rob. Henryson and Th. Strey, with Will. Fairfax and John Erneley. Westm., 10 Feb. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10d. [2099.]
17. John Curteys, merchant of London. Protection for one year; going in the suite of Sir Gilbert Talbot, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 31 Jan., 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Feb. P.S. [3000.]
18. William Compton. To be constable of the castle of Gloucester, for life, vice John Huddleston, deceased. Del. Westm., 12 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII S.B. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 12. [3001.]
19. John Forget. Licence, for one year, to ask alms to ransom Alan Forget, his brother, and Geoffrey Forget, his uncle, taken prisoners in battle against the Turks and Saracens in 1509; the ransom being 2,000 ducats "de Camera," must be paid within twelve months and twelve cardinals of Rome have, out of the treasure of the Church, conferred on all who help the said John herein great indulgences, viz., each of them release of 100 days of enjoined penance. Del. Westm., 12 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. [3002.]
20. Gaol Delivery.
Norfolk Circuit.—Sir John Fyneux, Sir Rob. Rede, and Will. Mordaunt. Westm., 12 Feb.
Midland Circuit.—Humph. Conyngesby, Guy Palmes, and John Jenour. Westm., 12 Feb. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17d. [3003.]
21. Justices of Assize.
Midland Circuit.—Association of John Jenour with Humph. Conyngesby and Guy Palmes. Westm., 12 Feb. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10d. [3004.]
22. Priory of St. John Baptist of Bedford. Inspeximus and conf. of:—
Pat. 29 April, 7 Edw. IV. (p. 1, m. 16), conf.:—
Ch. of Henry II.
Westm., 12 Feb. [3 Hen. VIII.]. Conf. roll 44, No. 3.
23. James Strangways, gentleman usher of the Chamber, and Katharine his wife, formerly Lady Katharine Gordon. Grant, in survivorship, of the manors of Filbertis alias Philbertys, Longwittenham, Fyffehyde alias Fyfelde, and Eton alias Etton, Berks, with sixty acres of meadow in the parish of More, Oxon., parcel of the manor of Fyffehide; all which premises except the manor of Philbertis, were forfeited by attainder of John earl of Lincoln, temp. Hen. VII.; on surrender of patent 8 Aug. 2 Hen. VIII. granting the said manors only to the said Katharine Gordon, by whom the King is informed that it is not valid in law and she desires to surrender it in order that this may be made; and with proviso that she should not go from England to Scotland or other foreign country without licence. Windsor Castle, 28 Sept. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Feb. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 13. [3005.]
24. Geo. earl of Shrewsbury, Th. Dokwra, prior of St. John's, Sir Hen. Marney, Sir Rob. Sheffeld, Sir John Husey, Sir John Raynsford, Ric. Broke, King's serjeant-at-law, John Erneley, John Porte, John Scott, Th. Exmewe, and Ralph Lathom. Commission to enquire in London and Middlesex touching extortions, deceptions, &c., by Rob. Fenrother and Will. Redo of London, goldsmiths, late masters of the mint of Hen. VII in the Tower of London. Westm., 13 Feb. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 13d. [3006.]
25. Th. lord Dacre of Greystok, and Nich. West, dean of Windsor. Commission to treat with Scotland for redress of grievances. Canterbury, 15 Feb. Scotch Roll, 3 Hen. VIII. m. 13. [3007.]
26. Sir Henry Wyat, Councillor, master of the Jewels, and Sir Thomas Boleyn, knight for the Body. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of constable and keeper of the castle and gaol of Norwich, as held by John Cray, temp. Ric. II., and by Wyat, temp. Hen. VII. Del. Westm., 15 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. (filed wrongly in 2 Hen. VIII.). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 6. [3008.]
27. James Worsley. See No. (13). French Roll.
28. Andrew Rewe, of Friedberg(? de Monte Pacifico), in Almaine, and Joan his wife. Denization. He was a scholar in Oxford and Cambridge, has been blind 18 years, is 62 years old; and he and his wife think they could better their living if they were denizens. Del. Westm., 16 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. S.B.
ii. Order to the abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, to deliver the patent for the above, the parties having agreed with the King for their fine. [3013.]
29. William Roy, native of Brabant. Denization. Westm., 5 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Feb. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 11. [3014.]
30. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix.
Oxon.—Westm., 17 Feb. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 10d. [3015.]
31. William FitzWilliam. Livery of lands as s. and h. of John FitzWilliam, as kinsman and heir of Sir William FitzWilliam, father of the said John, and as one of the kinsmen and heirs of Matilda Willoughby; and of lands which came into the King's hands on the deaths of Elizabeth widow of the said Sir William, Elizabeth widow of Sir Thomas Worteley and formerly wife of the said John, and of William FitzWilliam and Thomas FitzWilliam, brothers of the said John. Westm., 8 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Feb. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16. [3016.]
32. Thomas Dunnyng, Downyng or Downeyng, late of Leyham or Leigham, Suff., smith. Pardon. Westm., 5 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Feb. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15. [3017.]
33. Abbey of Forde. Inspeximus and confirmation of:—
Ch. of Hen. II.
Ch. 2 May 6 Edw. I.
Pat. 4 June 22 Edw. I. (m. 19).
Ch. 5 Feb. 6 Edw. II.
Ch. 5 Feb. 6 Edw. II., conf.:—
Ch. 10 Oct. 6 John.
Pat. 5 Feb. 8 Edw. II. (p. 1, m. 3).
Pat. 4 June 10 Edw. II. (p. 2, m. 11).
Pat. 19 Feb. 10 Edw. II. (p. 2. m. 28).
Pat. 25 Oct. 11 Edw. II. (p. 1, m. 21).
Pat. 30 Dec. 13 Edw. II. (m. 24).
Pat. 28 (sic) March 19 Edw. I. (m. 15).
Pat. 11 Sept. 19 Edw. I. (m. 6).
Pat. 9 July 19 Edw. II. (p. 1, m. 34).
Westm., 18 Feb. [3 Hen. VIII.]. Conf. roll 46, No. 7.
34. David Trolop, yeoman of the Guard. To be bailiff of the lordships of Shirbourne in Herforth Lyth and Knapton, Yorks., during pleasure, with 4l. a year, as held by William Tocotes. Westm., 12 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Feb. P.S. (in English, mutilated). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 6. [3018.]
35. John Sharpe, groom of the Wardrobe, and Robert [or Richard] Druell. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of keeper of the park of Weston Baldok, Herts, with herbage and pannage, as lately held by Ralph Pudsey; and bailiff of the lordship of Weston Baldok; on surrender of patent 30 April 23 Hen. VII., granting those offices to John Sharpe. Westm., 15 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Feb. P.S. [3019.]
36. Roger Foljambe and John Tiddeswall, clk. Custody of the lands and wardship and marriage of Thomas, s. and h. of William Nevile. Greenwich, 26 Nov. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Feb. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 6. [3020.]
37. Thomas Burgh, one of the King's spears. To be, for life, marshal of Berwick, as held by Thomas Garth. Westm., 18 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Feb. P.S. (in English). Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 6. [3021.]
38. Thomas Loye, brewer, of London. Protection for one year; going in the suite of Sir Gilbert Talbot, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 24 Nov., 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Feb. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 6. [3022.]
39. Commission of Array.
Sussex.—Th. earl of Arundel, Th. earl of Surrey, Will. lord Mautravers, Th. West lord De la Warr, Th. Fenys lord Dacre. Sir Th. West, Sir Roger Leukenor, Sir David Owen, Sir Th. Fenys. Sir Godard Oxenbrigge, Sir John Devenysshe, John Carell, John Ernley. Ric. Sakvyle, Will. Asshebournham, Vincent Fynche, Th. Theccher, Th. Asshebournham, Edw. Palmer, Ric. Covert, John Goryng, John Theccher, Will. Skardevyle, Alfred Berwyll, John Shelley, John Dawetrye, Edw. Belyngham, Ric. Belyngeham, Edm. Pakenham, Roger Copley, John Pope, John Rogis, John Burley, Will. Coke, Ric. Shirley, Elice Prestall, John Asshebournham, Ralph Belyngeham, Will. Shelley, John Michell, John Stanney, John Assheby, Will. Apsley, Nich. Gaynsford, Th. Chalener, and the sheriff. Westm., 20 Feb. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 14d. [3024.]
40. Monastery of Abendon. Assent to the election of Thomas Rowlande, third prior, as abbot of the monastery of St. Mary, Abendon, Salisb. dioc. Westm., 23 Feb., Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18. [3025.]
41. William Compton. Grant, by charter, in tail, of the manors of Estneston, Shitlanger, Burton Latymer alias Neyther Maner, Priours Maner in Burton Latymer, Braddon, and Towcester, Northt., with the advowson of the church of Braddon, and 30l. rent out of the manor of Apthorpe, North.; 40 messuages 6 mills, &c., in Estneston, Shitlanger, Towcester, Burton Latymer alias Neyther Maner, Priours Maner in Burton Latymer, Towcester, Hulcote, Grymscote, Thorpe, Alderton, Stokebruern, Braddon, Lychebarowe, Woodende, Estpury, Lawrence Marston, Northampton, Wapenham, Costowe, Waterhall, Wotton, Quynton, and Farndon, Northt., and the hundred of Towcester; a fair in Towcester, held annually at the feast of St. Lawrence; a market in Towcester every Tuesday; and all other possessions of Sir Richard Empson in co. Northt., with profits from 28 April 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 13. (Witnessed by W. abp. of Canterbury, R.bp. of Winchester, Th. bp. of Durham, Edward duke of Buckingham, Th. marquis of Dorset, Th. earl of Surrey, Geo. earl of Shrewsbury, Charles Somerset, Geo.Nevile lord Bergevenny, Sir Th. Lovell, Sir Edw. Poynenges.) [3027.]
42. Griffith Lewes, clk. Presentation to the church of Olde Radnour, Heref. dioc., void by death. Westm., 13 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Feb. P.S. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 6. [3028.]
43. Commissions of the Peace. See Appendix.
Suffolk.—Westm., 24 Feb.
Norfolk.—Westm., 24 Feb. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 7d. [3029.]
44. Burgesses of Helston. Inspeximus and confirmation of:—
Pat. 30 April 3 Hen. VII. (Conf. roll 18, No. 4), conf.:—
Pat. 15 Nov. 6 Edw. IV. (p. 3, m. 8), conf.:—
Pat. 12 Feb. 1 Ric. II., conf.:—
Ch. 6 Dec. 10 Edw. III., cf.:
Ch. 15 April 2 John.
Ch. of Richard king of the Romans, 6 Jan., indict. III., ao 3 [A.D. 1260].
Westm., 25 Feb. [3 Hen. VIII.]. Conf. roll 46, No. 5.
45. Hospital of St. Bartholomew, Chatham. Inspeximus and conf. of:—
Pat. 10 Nov. 14 Hen. VII., conf.:—
Pat 22 July 15 Edw. IV. (p. 3, m. 12), conf.:—
Ch. 20 May 30 Hen. III.
Pat. 8 April 22 Edw. III.
Westm., 25 Feb. [3 Hen. VIII.]. Conf. roll 46, No. 4.
46. Sir William Meryng. Inspeximus and exemplification, at his request, of:—
i. An inquisition taken at Tuxford, Notts, on Saturday before All Saints Day 24 Hen. VII., before Sir Edw. Stanhop and Th. Durraunt, by virtue of a commission to inquire concerning trespass and other offences on the oaths of John Hyrste of Boughton, Rob. Baker of Allerton, Robert Brown, Rob. Bocher, John Dowesyng, Ric. Crispyn and Rob. Elys of Rampton, Rob. Mower and John Thekar of Cathom. Will. Buklay of Allerton, and John Sprig of Tuxforthe, who assert that Henry II. died seized of the manor of Kyngeshalle, Notts. as of fee in right of his crown; and that on 10 March 2 Edw. IV. Will. Meryng of Meryng entered on the said manor, and died seized of the same 20 Oct, 18 Edw. IV., whereon Sir William his s. and h., entered on the manor; also that William Meryng the father died seised of lands in Tuxford in the Clay and Westmarkham and of the manors of Meryng and Thorney, Notts.
ii. Writ of certiorari, 11 July 3 Hen. VIII., relative to the above inquisition, that no such transcript was in the Exchequer.
iii. Annulment of the above inquisition, 22 Oct. 3 Hen. VIII., by consent of the justices, and John Ernley, the King's attorney. Westm., 26 Feb. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 19. [3031.]
47. Burgesses of Barnestapol. Inspeximus and confirmation of:—
Pat. 8 Feb. 17 Edw. IV. (p. 2, m. 20), exemplifying:—
A. Ch. 20 March 21 Hen. III., cf.:
Ch. 15 June 2 John
B. Ch. (undated) Edw. II., conf.:
Ch. (undated) Edw. I., conf. with additions:—
Ch. of Hen. II.
Ch. 20 March 21 Hen. III. (not recited).
Westm., 26 Feb. [3 Hen. VIII.]. Conf. roll 45, No. 8.
48. Burgesses of Richmond. Inspeximus and confirmation of:—
Pat. 10 March 10 Hen. VII., conf.:
Pat. 17 Feb. [19] Hen. VI. (p. 2, m. 26).
Westm., 27 [Feb. 3 Hen. VIII.]. (fn. 10) [Faded and mutilated.] Conf. roll 44, No. 1.
49. Thomas Eglisfeld of Sutton on Darwend, Yorkshire, gentleman. Pardon for the murder of Elizabeth Wilson, alias Smyth, of Sutton on Darwent, single woman. Del. Westm., 28 Feb. S.B. Pat. 3 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 13. [3032.]
50. Provost (Robert Hacomblen) and scholars of the Royal College of St. Mary and St. Nicholas in Cambridge. Inspeximus and conf. of:—
Ch. 16 March 24 Hen. VI.
Ch. 3 March 25 Hen. VI.
Pat. 4 March 25 Hen. VI.
Pat. 24 Feb. 26 Hen. VI.
Pat. 4 July 26 Hen. VI.
Pat. 4 July 26 Hen. VI.
Pat. 15 Oct. 26 Hen. VI.
Pat. 10 Feb. 27 Hen. VI.
Pat. 10 Feb. 27 Hen. VI.
Pat. 25 Feb. 27 Hen. VI.
Pat. 6 March 27 Hen. VI.
Ch. 30 May 27 Hen. VI.
Pat. 16 Jan. 7 Hen. VI., exemplified 28 Nov. 27 Hen. VI.
Pat. 21 June 29 Hen. VI.
Pat. 28 Jan. 31 Hen. VI.
Ch. 6 March 31 Hen. VI.
Pat. 17 Sept. 31 Hen. VI.
Pat. 9 Nov. 31 Hen. VI.
Pat. 22 Oct. 31 Hen. VI.
Pat. 20 June 31 Hen. VI.
Pat. 12 May 35 Hen. VI.
Pat. 3 July 35 Hen. VI.
Pat. 18 Feb. 37 Hen. VI.
Pat. 15 June 37 Hen. VI.
Pat. 4 Sept. 37 Hen. VI.
Pat. 3 Nov. 37 Hen. VI.
Pat. 3 Nov. 37 Hen. VI.
Ch. 20 Nov. 38 Hen. VI.
Pat. 22 Feb. 1 Edw. IV.
Pat. 24 Feb. 49 Hen. VI.
Pat. 5 May 15 Edw. IV.
Westm., 28 Feb. [3 Hen. VIII.] Conf. roll 46, No. 9.


  • 1. See Corresp. de Maximilien et de Marguerite, vol. I., p. 434 n.
  • 2. Bp. of Leighlin in Ireland about 1515, and penitentiary of the English nation at Rome, to which place no doubt this letter was addressed. Like Pace, he was a friend of Cardinal Bainbridge. See Wood's Ath., I., 657.
  • 3. Bishop Fisher. See Nos. 1050 and 1052.
  • 4. Prince Charles.
  • 5. On 19 Feb. 1511–12. (See Lords' Journals, I., 13.) This is evidently the letter mentioned in Henry's power dated 10 Nov. 1511 (No. 969, § 29) and must have been written on, or soon after, 4 Oct. 1511.
  • 6. This letter, addressed by some German at the siege, probably, to Card, Gurk, begins, "Reverendissime princeps et domine, Domine mi unice." It was printed by Caspar Hedio in his Paraleipomena, p. 464.
  • 7. He must have left the English Court, about the middle of February, when he received a reward from Henry VIII. See Vol. II., p. 1454.
  • 8. Immediately follows a letter addressed to him in the MS.
  • 9. See No. 749 (23).
  • 10. Supplied from Conf. roll 65 (3 Edw. VI.).