Henry VIII: December 1512, 16-29

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: December 1512, 16-29', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 1, 1509-1514, (London, 1920) pp. 697-713. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol1/pp697-713 [accessed 12 April 2024]

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December 1512

16 Dec.
Vesp. C. I., 63. B.M.
1511. [3593.] JOHN STILE to HENRY VIII. (In cipher.)
Most drad Soverayn Lord, notwythstandyng that byfore thys by my sundry letters of late sythe the departeyng of yowr royal armey from hens I have certefyed unto yowr hyzhnys the nwys in thys partys acurrante, yet, for the grete danger that ys yn the convayance of letters from thys partys yn to yowr realme of Yngland, wyth the pardon of yowr grace y wytl yn breyf maner make ayen relacyon of the same.
Yowr enymys of France haveyng knowlyche of the departeyng of yowr sayd armey from thys partys,—the sayd yowr enymys knowyng also that by the reson of the departyng of yowr sayd armey, that the ze cost of Byskay and Lypusca schuld be bare of men and schypys; for the whyche thay determynyd them self for to do al the dysplesurs that they myzghte to the Kynge yowr good fader and to thys land, and for to helpe the late Kyng and Qwyn of Navar for to recover the realme of Navar. For the whych purpose the sayd late Kyng don John of Navar, on the fyvetyn or syxtyn day of October, wyth Monsyr de la Palysa and a grete power of Frenschmen and Almaynys, entryd ynto the ream of Navar, and there contynwyd styl yn the fyld two legys from the cety of Pamplona, where dayly thayr power encreseyd; for the marschal of Navar, whych cam to the obbedyence of the Kyng yowr good fader, and was here yn hys corte wel cherysschyd, the whyche marschal afterwardys fled yn to Navar, entendyng for to have made al the ream of Navar for to have rebellyd a yenyst the Kyng yowr good fader.
And also by the cownsel of the Frensche Kyng hyt was devyseyd and ordeynyd that the Duke of Calabrya schuld have fled from yowr sayd faders corte yn to France, the Frensche Kyng promyseyng the sayd Duke for to make hym Kynge of Napolys. Al the whych treson, and hyt plese yowr grace, was knowen, and the sayd Duke was taken and ys prysoner yn the castyl of Tyensa, (fn. 1) and two of hys jantylmen were here put to dethe. The Kyng yowr good fader provydeyd for al the aforesayd causys wyth proclamacyons genneral yn the ream of Castyl, and also in Arragon, and put men yn the garysons of Navar, the Duke of Alva beyng wythe yn the cety of Pamplona, as hyt was then sayde, wythe fyve or syx thowsand men.
Howbe that, and hyt plese yowr grace, as that hyt ys here knoen, and as that of late the Kyng yowr good fader hath sayd to me, that the sayd Duke of Alva had not wyth hym wythyn the cety of Pamplona two thowsand a fyve hwnderd men; for the whych the Kyng yowr sayd fader at thys tyme made the Duke de Najara hys capytan generral for to geve batel to the Frenschmen, and the Duke de Alva kepeyd the sayd cety for fere of treson, where the Frensch armey wythe the late Kyng of Navar were yn number above threty thowsand men, amongys the whych were sevyn thowsand Almaynys. And the Duke of Najara wyth yowr good faders armey lay on a hyllys syde yn syzghte of the Frensche armey, where, on the sevyn and twenty day of November, the Kyng of Navar aprocheyd and asaulteyd the cety of Pamplona, and wyth artelary and myneyng cast downe a grete parte of the wallys of the sayd cety, and so many of the Frenschemen and Almaynys there enteryd, of the whych were sclayne above the number of syx hunderd, and many were taken. And, as that hyt ys sayde, and hyt plese yowr grace, that there were but thre or fowr Spaynardys sclayne. The Kyng of Navar, wyth the resydwe, wythdrwe theym self to the fyld there, as thayr fyld byfore had lyen.
And on the secund day of thys present monyth of December, the weheryng beyng changeyd yn to cold, frost, and snawe, and the Frenschmen beyng evyl clotheyd, and seyng non advantage by the reson of thayre longer abode yn Navar, and fereyng that the snawe schuld stop theyr passagys hn the portys and mowntayns, thay wyth drwe theym self wyth the Kyng of Navar for the retwrne yn to Ghyayn and Byerne. The Duke of Najara, wyth yowr good faders armey, were not wel provydeyd of vytualys redy, and entendyd for to have made thayre walettys of vytwalys, and for to have folowyd the Kyng of Navar and the Frenschmen for syx days; yn the whych tyme the sayd late Kyng and Frenschmen fled, the whyche were folowyd by men adventurerys of the Kyng yowr good faders armey, Spaynardys and Navarrys, to the nwmber of two hwnderd or thereabowte; the whyche, yn a strayte place bytwyxt the mowntaynys, dysstresyd the rereward of the Frensche armey, and kyllyd many Almaynys, and Gasconys, and, Byernesys, and to (sic) from thaym al thayre artalary, whyche was thretyn pecys, the whych thay had browzghte wyth theym in Navar from Bayon; and also thay toke many prysoners of Frenschmen and Almaynys. The sayd thretyn pecys of artelary the Kyng yowr good fader hath conmandyd for to [be] browzghte to the cety of Pamplona for a memory that the Frenschmen had browzghte the same thother. And thys, and hyt plese yowr grace, the late Kyng of Navar and the Frenschmen at lengyth retwrnyd home, to thayr dyshonor and losys, and the marschal of Navar ys fled wyth theym; so that now, and hyt plese yowr grace, the Kyng yowr good fader hathe the ream of Navar, and al the fortaressys of the same, peasabylly yn hys handys.
And where that the Dolfyn of France and Monsyr de Longavylla, Monsyr de Burbone, Monsyr de Labryt, and the Qwyn of Navar, wyth a grete power, cam to the cetys of Dax and Bayon, and to Awstarys, in the partys of Ghyayn; and on the thretyn day of November, Monsyr de Burbone, with sevyn or ayzghte thowsand Frenschemen and Almaynys, enteryd yn to thys partys of Spayne by the passage of Byhobya, a lege from Fownteraby; and thay robyd and burnyd the townys of Santa Marya de Uron, Urance and Oyarson, and the Rentary, and Murghya, and Ernane, and al the howsys from the partys of Ghyan to half a lege by yownd Ernane, whych ys more than fowre legys, except Fowntraby, the Passage, and San Sebastyans, the whych town of San Sebastyans thay asawlteyd, and after that, on the nyntyn or twenty day of the sayd monythe, they retwrnyd homewardys wyth grete prysys, and yn a maner wyth oute contra-dyxyon, and they bwrnyd and dysstroyd muche of the Kyng yowr good fader's vytualys yn the town of the Rentary, as whete, barley, and wyne, and also oon and threty barellys of mele belongeyng to yowr hyzghnys. And as yet hether unto I have not sold any thyng of that was lefte wyth me here by Syr Wyllyam Sandys, tresorer of yowr warrys, or by Syr Harry Wylloby, or by Edward Atlyf, compterolor of yowr armey; for, and hyt plese yowr grace, whete ys metely good chepe here; and yowr moylys and oxen were so kepeyd, that when that thay were redelyverd to me thay were lytel worthe, and some ynmedyatly dyeyd byfore the departeyng of yowr armey from hens. And hyt plese yowr grace, hyt ys a dayly grete cost the kepeyng of theym, the whych after the tyme of the yere be metely wel recoverd; and, yowr grace beyng plesyd, thay schalbe sold as sone as y may to the most advantage for yowr grace, for y am not storyd of money for to kepe thaym long.
And hyt plese yowr grace for to understand that Syr Ghyot ys here yn the Kyng yowr good fader's corte, and schortely wyl retwrne to yowr hyzghnys; for he hathe apoynteyd for to bryng two thowsand Almayns to the Kyng yowr good fader. And the sayd Syr Ghyot ys poynteyd for to be capytan of the said Almaynys. And hyt plese yowr grace, the sayd Syr Ghyot was yn the towne of Sansebastyans when that the Frenschmen asaulteyd the town; and the curregedor of the provyncya, and thay of the towne of San Sebastyans, then there toke the syd Syr Ghyot and hys men, and the frer of Wodestoke prysoners for susspycyus, layeyng thyngys of dobylnys to thayr chargys. So the Kyng yowr good fader sent for Syr Ghyot and hys servantys, and for the frer, and here thay be wel entertaynyd yn thys corte. And of late bothe the fletys of Spayne be cum home from yowr realme of Yngland, the Kyng yowr good faders sayeyng hath byn that the departeyng of yowr armey from hens hath pwt him yn grete danger, and yowr grace hath kepeyd hys armey by the ze long yn yowr realme wythe oute doynge of any acte, and sayeyng that there ys not nor schal never be good acte don where as there ys more then oon cappytan generral, the Kyng yowr good fader hath sayde to me that he can conmand me nothyng for to wryte un to yowr hyzghnys un to such tyme that he have the answer of suche letters as that he sent unto yowr grace by the Conmendador Mussyka, yn the most humyl wys that y can or may, besecheyng yowr hyzgnys that y may have the knowlych of yowr gracyus plesure how that y schal use my self to the most pleswre and servyse of your hyzgnys, whych y schalbe most gldyst for to do, to the best of my lytel power, by the grace of Almyzghty God, who perserve yowr royalyst astate long for to endwre, wyth thencrese of the same. And hyt plese yowr grace, the Duke of Najara, wyth many other astatys, be retwrnyd hether from Navar; and the Kyng yowr good fader ys determynyd for to kepe hys Crystysmes yn the cety of Burgus, and not long for to tary there, but for to remove to Valadalyd, and there al the astatys of thys land schal asembel and be at a cownsel. And as that the nuys here after schal reqwyre, y schal certefy the same unto yowr hyzghnys wyth al delygens to me posybyl. And yowr grace schal understand that the grete cappytan, Gunsalo Fernandys Duke de Terra Nova, ys not yet departeyd from thys land towardys the ream of Napolys, nor, as hyt ys thowzghte, schal not do. And the Duke of Alva ys not be lovyd yn thys land, nor conmendyd wyth the astatys ne comwnys.
Wretyn yn the cety of Logronya, on the syxtyn day of December, by the most hwmyl servant to yowr grace, JOHN STYLE.
(stile's Monogram.)
Hol., entirely in cipher, undeciphered. Addressed: To the Kynges most nobylle grace of Yngland and France, our soverayn Lord.
18 Dec.
Sanuto, XV., 533.
1512. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 7 Feb. 1512–13.]
From Antonio Bavarin to the Pesari, London, 18 Dec.—Parliament has sanctioned the King's determination to cross in person against France in the spring. He will send to Venice for bastard galleys because Prejan, the King of France's captain, came to Brittanny some time ago with galleys, 2 bastard and 4 subtle, passing by Spain, Gallicia and Biscay; "e questi è capitani dignissimi, merita corona." The King has sent shipwrights (marangoni) to Rouen to make galleys. In place of the great ship Regent which was burnt the King of England is making a greater. Parliament has provided 600,000l. st. for the enterprise.
Italian.
19 Dec. 1513. VENICE.
Ib., 529. [Extract from letters received 4 Feb. 1512–3.]
From Lorenzo Pasqualigo to Alvise and Francesco, his brothers, London, 18 and 19 Dec.—By theirs of 26 Nov., received on the 12th, perceives he is not to charter any Spanish barque, because of events there. Even if he did so it would be arrested for the King. Naval preparations against February and March, including rowing pinnaces, two Biscayan barques of 1,600 butts and a barque (fn. 2) of 1,500 butts which the King's fleet seized at Frislinge. This last belonged to the Maonesi of Scio, who had sold it to France, refusing to sell it to England; and upon its seizure two of the Maonesi who were here fled, but were caught at Dover and sent to the Tower. War grant by Parliament, which was dissolved on the 19th.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 216.
20 Dec. 1514. THE HOLY LEAGUE.
Commission to Poynings and others. See GRANTS IN DECEMBER, No. 39.
Le Glay,
Analectes Hist., p. 184.
2. Copy described by Le Glay as dated 20 Dec. 1511.
22 Dec.
Vesp. C. I., 70. B.M.
1515. [3607.] JOHN STILE to HENRY VIII. (In cipher.)
Duplicate of despatch of the 16 Dec., with variations which are merely verbal, except in the following passage (ƒ. 71):—
And hyt plese yowr grace for to understand that Syr Ghyot ys here yn the Kyng yowr good faders corte, and hath under hym yn the Kyng yowr good faders waygys at thys day to the number of fowerty or fyvety Almaynys and some Spaynardys; and the said Syr Ghyot hathe apoyntyd wyth the Kyng yowr good fader for to bryng to hym two thowsand Almaynys, by the monthys of Apryel or May next comeyng. And for that purpose, and hyt plese yowr grace, as y understand, the sayd Syr Ghyot schalbe schortely dysspachyd from hens, whos sayeyng hath byn to me that he wyl from hens fwrst go strayzghte unto yowr royal presens. The Kyng yowr good faders sayeyng to me dyvers tymys hath byn now of late that he ys fwlly determynyd for to have ever two thowsand Almaynys in hys gard, sayeyng that now a days that whereas that there be no Almaynys that there ys no parfayte war made; and that therefore the sayeyng of hys Majesty ys that yn case that yowr hyzghnys do entend for to make warrys, that hys advyse ys that yowr hyzghnys awzghte for to have two or thre thowsand Almaynys yn yowr waygys and warrys. The frere of Wodestoke ys apoyntyd for to tarry here for Syr Ghyot. How that the mater ys by twyxt theym y cannot parfytely certefy unto yowr grace, for thay kepe al thyngys secrete for me that they can. Of a trawzghth, soverayn lord, the Almaynys parte and also the Spaynardys of Syr Ghyotty's cumpany now here gathered alredy conplayne of hys deleyng and no payment. And as other nwys hereafter schal yn thys partys folowe, y schal certefy the same unto yowr hyzghnys wyth al the delygence to my power by the grace of the Holy Gost, who perserve yowr royalyst asstate long for to endure. Wreytn yn the cety of Logronyo, on the two and twenty day of December, wyth the hand of the most humyl servant to yowr grace.
JOHN STYLE,
(Stile's Monogram.)
Hol., entirely in cipher, undeciphered. Addressed: To the Kyngys most nobylle grace of Yngland, or soverayn Lord.
[23 Dec. (fn. 3) ]
Le Glay, Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., I., 76.
1516. MARGARET OF SAVOY to MAXIMILIAN.
The King of England has written to her and she has answered (copies enclosed). Told his ambassadors that he shall have all favour and assistance not giving the enemy cause to attack this country, and that he may send the two personages of whom he writes, as ambassadors, "sans faire icy aucune retenue," and they shall secretly be allowed to accomplish their desire. But for a fear that the King's haste for answer was feigned and that he would rather have it remitted to the Emperor she would not have answered without the Emperor's advice; but, after all, the answer is subject to the Emperor's approval.
24 Dec.
Stowe MS., 146, f. 21. B.M.
1517. JOHN HAMOND.
Bill, for various small sums laid out at Portsmouth and Greenwich about provision of wildfire and gunshot, headed "This ben tho persell that I John Hamond hathe layd forthe for."
At the foot in Wolsey's hand:—" John Dawnce the King's pleasure is that ye shall content these parcels above written.—THOMAS WULCY."
ii. Hamond's receipt for the above (22s. 8d.) dated 24 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 2. Endd.: Exr. per Dalison.
29 Dec.
Navy Records Soc., x., 65.
1518. NAVAL BATTLE.
Retort of Rigault de Berquetot to the challenge (dated 20 Dec.) of the Seigneur de Clermont, vice-admiral of France, whom he accuses of cowardice in failing to assist the ship of Dieppe when she was attacked by five English ships and therefore could not help the late Captain Pozmoger in La Royne when boarded by the Regent of England near Brest on St. Lawrence Day last. 29 Dec. 1512.
French. From a MS. in Arch. Nat.
29 Dec.
Vesp. C. I., 69. B.M.
1519. [3614.] JOHN STILE to HENRY VIII. (In cipher.)
Most drad Soverayn Lord,
Plesyth yowr hyzgnys for to understand, that on the sevyn and twenty day of thys present I receveyd yowr royal letter to me derectyd, of the date of the fowre and twenty day of the monyth of October that last past, and also wyth the same yowr royal letter derectyd unto the Kyng of Arragon yowr good fader, the whych, acordeyng to the pleswre and canmandment of yowr hyzgnys, y delyverd unto yowr sayd good fader. Howebe that, and yt plese yowr grace, by fore the comeyng of yowr sayd letters the Kyng yowr good fader had conmandyd his conmandment of restraynte of the sayd saltepeter for to be releceyd; for as muche, and hyt plese yowr grace, as that y had knowlyche that the sayd saltepeter was provydeyd yn the ream of Napulys for yowr hyzghnys, and also, abowte a two monythys passyd, the factorys of the marchantys purvayors of the sayd saltepeter for yowr grace landyd at the porte of the Passage, and cam to me, then beyng yn San Sebastyans, schawyng to me that the cause of thayre comeyng yn to thys partys was for to have the sayd saltepeter at thayr lyberty, so that thay myzghte performe thayr promysys consernyng the same to yowr hyzgnys and yowr royal Cownsayl; upon the whych, and yt plese yowr grace, y wrate and sent a letter unto the Kyng yowr good fader, the whych ynmedeatly releceyd hys royal conmandment; and the sayd factors, Florentynys, retwryned to the Passage, and there frayzghtyd a schyp wythe the said saltpeter and brymstone, the whych saltpeter and bromstone so laden, the sayd schyp departeyd from the porte of the Passage towardys yowr realme of Yngland on the sevyntyn day of November, the whych my trust yn Almyzghty God ys, that by fore thys tyme be yn yowr realme of Yngland in savyte.
And hyt plese yowr grace, as tucheyng the nwys that be yn thys partys acwrrant ys that the Kyng yowr good fader, with hys Qwyn and corte, cam to thys cety of Bwrgus on Crystys eve that last past yn ryzght prosperus asste. And on the sevyn and twenty day of thys present the Duke of Alva cam hether from the partys of Navar, the whych yowr sayd good fader the Kyng favorabylly receveyd. And the same day, and hyt plese yowr grace, there cam two of the Kyng yowr good faders currers wythe letters from Rome, upon the whych yowr sayd good fader hath had letters of knowlyche that the Popys Holynys had entendyd for to have taken an end and a good dereccyon by twyxt themperowr and the Venyschyans, and that the V[e]nyschyans schwld have delyverd Vyncenso and the cuntray to the same be longyng, and a certayn of monay to themperowr; to the whych grante, and hyt plese yowr grace, the Venyschyans wyl not be a greabyl. Thay wyl be contentyd for to departe wyth money, and not for to geve over Vyncenso; for the whych the Popys Holynys hath taken grete dysplesur, and by the mean of the Bysschop of Gurse, whych ys themperowrs ambassatwr yn the corte of Rome, the Pope and themperowr have made joyntly a nwe leage a yenyst the Venyschyans, and not nameyng yowr hyzghnys nor the Kyng yowr good fader yn the said leage. Wythe the whych, and hyt plese yowr grace, as that the Kyng yowr good fader hath sayde to me that he ys no thyng pleseyd wythe the makeyng of the sayd leage, sayeyng that he fereyth that the Frensche Kyng, by some cawtelys, wyl converte the Venyschyans for to take hys parte, by the reason whereof the Frenschmen myzghte recover ayen Myllan and al Ytaly, the whych thing the Kyng yowr good fader gretely fereyth, and therfor gretely desyreyth that hyt may plese yowr hyzghnys for to geve yowr royal advyse and cownsel unto themperowr, and also unto the Venysyans, that some good apoyntament may be taken bytwyxt thaym, so that the Frenschmen may not here after be of power for to anoye other Crysten pryncys by the reson of thayre dyscord.
And hyt plese yowr grace, as thys day the Kyng yowr good fader, wythe hys Qwyn and al hys corte, departeyth from hens towardys Valadalyd, and so to Twrdeselyas, for to vysyte and se the Qwyn of Castyl, and not longe for to tary there, as hyt ys nowe thowzghte. And hyt plese yowr grace, for as muche as that here ys a sayeyng that the late Kyng of Navar, and the armey of France, do contynue yn the partys of Ghyayn and Byerne, nere abowte Bayon and San John Pe del Pwerto, by the whych ways thayr entent ys for to do trobyl to Nàvar and to Lypusca, and as hyt ys secretely sayed, that of late they have, wyth yn thys fowr or fyve days, schyrmysschyd wyth the Kyng yowr good faders garryson that be yn San John Pe del Pwerto, of the whych, as hyt ys sayde, be dyverse of yowr good faders parte taken and sclayne; howbe that the fortares ys saf, or els hyt were grete damaje, for there ys muche of the best artelary of Spayne. And as that the farther nuys here after schal recrese from tyme to tyme, y schal certefy the same unto yowr hyzghnys wyth al delygence to me possybyl, by the grace of the Holy Gost, who perserve yowr royalyst astate long for to endure.
Wretyn yn the cety of Burgus, on the nyne and twenty day of December, wyth the hand of yowr most hwmyl servant,
JOHN STYLE.
P.S.—Ever sythe the fowrtyn day of September here hath byn the fayreyst wether contynually that hath byn seyn; for the whyche the Frenschemen have contynually made war. And hyt plese yowr grace, the Kyng yowr good fader, yn his wryteyngys and proclamacyons, he callyth hym self Kyng of Navar, and the Alcayde de las Donsellas ys lyvetant yn Navar for yowr sayd good fader.
Stile's mark.
Hol., in cipher, undeciphered.
29 Dec.
Le Glay, Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., II., 72.
1520. MAXIMILIAN to MARGARET OF SAVOY.
Has received her letters of the 10th (sic) (fn. 4) together with the writing which the English ambassadors gave her touching their King's resolution for the League and excuse of the return of his army. Owing to important news from Italy has concluded to send ambassadors, from himself and her, to that King with an answer which he expects will be agreeable. If the ambassadors ask what to do meanwhile she shall say that they may either stay with her or return to their master; but that the Emperor begs them, if they elect to go home, to return with his said ambassadors and, if they elect to stay, to have patience until that return, and he will then give his final answer. Wizembourg, 29 Dec. 1512.
French.
Dec.
Sanuto, XV., 476.
1521. HENRY VIII. to JULIUS II.
The Emperor is by him specially beloved and the Venetians have deserved well both of him and his father and all Christendom, and, therefore, he grieves to see the Emperor and Venetians still disputing. Hears that Gurk is now about to move the Pope in this matter, and trusts that the negociation will be successful. The Cardinal of York will tell more.
Latin. Headed by Sanuto: Addi 11 Gennaio 1512–13. Exemplum litterarum serenissimi Regis Angliæ ad Summum Pontificem, data die ... Decembris 1512. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 212.
Dec.
Ib., 533.
1522. VENICE.
[Note of letter received 7 Feb. 1512–13.]
From Andrea Badoer, London,—Dec.—Will tell the King of the honours paid to Domenico Trevisano at Cairo. But for the League (fn. 5) made at Rome he was hoping to make a good bargain for the Signory, the King to give 1,000 ducats a month each for galleys, 4 subtle and 2 bastard. There are great preparations against France.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 218.
R. MS. 13 B. II., 76b. (No. 205.) B.M. Ep. Reg. Scot., I., 167. 1523. [3631.] JAMES IV. to JOHN KING OF DENMARK.
Announces the premature birth of a son, who died after baptism. Has no sure news from England. To this day Henry makes no reparation for the ships of the late Andrew Bertoun and the Scotch merchants. Has done all he could for peace, offering to send ambassadors to England, to pass thence to the Pope and the French King, but in vain. The English army has returned from the Pyrenees, unwilling to endure the winter where they suffered hardship even in summer. Expects news from France. Will send information how the affair proceeds, as soon as possible, by his (John's) servant Andrew (fn. 6), master of the ship now entrusted to him. Cannot find out who the Scotch pirates are complained of by Denmark, unless he will indicate them; in which case inquiry will be made if they had the King's letters. Edinburgh.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Adv. MS., 370. 2. Another copy.
Pp. 2.
1524. GRANTS IN DECEMBER, 1512.
1. Thomas Stranghish. Custody of the lands and wardship and marriage of John, son and heir of Sir John Arundell of Trerise, from 2 Dec. 3 Hen. VIII. Westm., 30 Nov. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Dec. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16. [3557.]
2. Stephen Cope, sergeant of the Poultry. To be, for life, steward and bailiff of the lordship of Bedhampton, Hants, with yearly wages of 53s. 4d. as steward and 40s. as bailiff. Westm., 20 Nov. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Dec. P.S. (in English). Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25. [3558.]
3. Sir Henry Guldforde. To be, for life, bailiff of the manor or lordship, keeper or parker of the park of Sutton Colfelde, Warw., and keeper of the bailwick called "Colfeld walke," in Sutton chace, vice Sir Thomas Knevet, with free fishery in the said manor: to hold from the feast of Annunciation of St. Mary last. Westm., 25 Nov. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Dec. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25. [3559.]
4. John Beven, junior, of co. Somerset. Grant of a corrody in the monastery of Montegu, on surrender of the same by Peter Gilmews, the King's crossbow-maker. Westm., 29 Nov. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Dec. P.S. (in English). [3560.]
5. Sir Charles Brandon, knight for the Body. Wardship and marriage of Elizabeth, d. and h. of Sir John Grey viscount Lisle, with annual rent of 292l. 5s. 4¼d. reserved on the lands of the said Viscount Lisle, on those possessions which came to the said Elizabeth by death of Joan, widow of Sir Humph. Talbot, which were leased, 10 Nov. 1 Hen. VIII., to Thomas earl of Surrey, treasurer of England, Th. lord Howard, Sir Edw. Howard, and Sir Th. Boleyn, and to the use of Th. Knyvet and Marcella his wife. Viscountess Lisle. Westm., 3 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. P.S. (without note of delivery). [3561.]
6. William Singelston. Pardon for all entries before 17th March last, on the moiety of a messuage called "Crosbowes," and 30 acres of land, 5 of meadow, and 5 of wood, in Mendlisham, Suff., lately belonging to Edmund Singelston. Westm., 26 Nov. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Dec. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9. [3562.]
7. Sir Roland Velevile, native of Brittany. Denization, to him and the heirs of his body. Westm., 23 March, 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18. [3563.]
8. Thomas Kendall, of London, gentleman, or esquire. Protection for one year; going in the suite of Sir Gilbert Talbot, Deputy of Calais. Westm., 29 Nov. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Dec. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25. [3564.]
9. John Tremayle alias Tremewle, gentleman, alias spear of Calais. Protection for three years; going in the retinue of Sir Gilbert Talbot, Deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 4 Dec., 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. [3565.]
10. Commissions of the Peace. See Appendix.
Somerset.—Westm., 4 Dec.
Dorset.—Westm., 4 Dec.
Devon—Westm., 4 Dec. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6d. [3566.]
11. Robert Thorney, a porter of the King's gates, and William Wytcombe of Mertoke, Somerset. Grant, in survivorship, of a corrody in the monastery of Byndon, on Thorney's surrender of the same. Westminster, 2 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Dec. P.S. (in English). [3567.]
12. Master John Chambre. Grant of a canonry and prebend in the collegiate church of St. Stephen, Westminster, void by death of James Whestons. Westm., 4 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Dec. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2. [3568.]
13. Ralph Egerton, gentlemanusher of the Chamber. Next presentation to the rectory of Billing Magna, Linc. dioc. Westm., 22 Nov. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Dec. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2. [3570.]
14. John Welles, yeoman of the Guard. To be, for life, bow-bearer of the forest of Gawtres, York, and collector of the attachment money in the said forest, vice Richard Clarvys, dec. Westm., 22 Nov. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Dec. P.S. (in English). Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25. [3572.]
15. Richard Percyvale. Pardon and release as late collector of the customs of Ipswich; also release to him, and Sir John Audeley of Wyttelsham, Suff., and to John Baker of Peckham Rye, Surr., of their recognizance for 200l., made before the Barons of the Exchequer, Trinity term, 18 Hen. VII. Westm., 5 Dec., 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Dec. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5. [3573.]
16. Edward duke of Buckingham. Annuity of 50l. out of the fee-farm of Newcastle-on-Tyne, during the minority of Ralph Nevell, now earl of Westmoreland, whose wardship and marriage were granted to the Duke 9 July. 2 Hen. VIII. The said 50l. is parcel of 90l. 16s. 8d. arising annually out of the fee-farm of Newcastle-on-Tyne, of which Ralph late earl of Westmoreland died seized in fee, 6 Feb. 14 Hen. VII., as appears by inquisition before Christopher Brygham, mayor and escheator, at Newcastle, 20 Aug. 4 Hen. VIII., on the death of the said Ralph, the present Earl then being more than two years old. S.B. (countersigned: T. Englefild, John Husey). Del. Westm., 9 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9. [3574.]
17. Giles Newton alias Covers, of London, alias of Oxon, gentleman. Pardon. Del. Westm., 9 Dec, 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. (with marginal memorandum that this was executed by the King's command, by mouth to the Lord Chancellor at Lameheth, 9 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII). Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9. [3575.]
18. John Byron and John Dunham, esquires. Fiat for their custody of the manor or lordship of Parlethorp, Notts., from Easter next, for 40 years, at 4l. 11s. rent, and 20d. increase. Del. Westm., 9 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed: T. Surrey. With certificate by Rob. Blagge that surety is found in the Exchequer).
19. Master William Hone, M.A. Presentation to the church of Long Ledenham, Linc. dioc., void by death of Master James Whistons. Westm., 7 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Dec. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21. [3578.]
20. Sir Anthony Utright. To be constable of the castle of Tyntagil, Cornw., with all other offices there held by Sir John Carewe, deceased. Westm., 9 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Dec. P.S. (in English). Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9. [3580.]
21. Humphrey Wystowe, D.D. Presentation to the deanery of the collegiate church of Tamworth, dioc. Coventry and Lichfield, void by resignation of William Lychfeld, clk. Del. Westm., 12 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2.
ii. John Lichefeld, clk. Presentation to the prebend of Syriscote, in the collegiate church of Tamworth, dioc. Coventry and Lichfield, void by resignation of Humph. Wystowe. Del. Westm., 12 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. as above. [3581.]
22. Sir Robert Southwell, knight for the Body. Custody of the lands and wardship and marriage of Thomas Felton, kinsman and heir of Sir Thomas Sampson, of Playford, Suffolk. Del. Knoll, 12 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 26. [3582.]
23. Commissions of the Peace. See Appendix.
Cornwall.—Westm., 12 Dec. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4d.
Cambridgeshire.—Westm., 12 Dec. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6d. [3583.]
24. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix.
Somerset.—Westm., 13 Dec. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4d. [3585.]
25. [William] Knight, LL.D., and John Stile. Commission to treat with Ferdinand of Aragon for defence of Holy Church, the recovery of its Patrimony (Bologna) and defence of the Pope. S.B. (without note of delivery, filed in Dec. 1512). French Roll, 4 Hen. VIII. m. 4 (dated Westm. 13 Dec.); and m. 9, where it is undated. [3586.]
26. Tristram Cornycall, native of Normandy. Denization, for life. Del. Westm., 14 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7. [3587.]
27. Anthony Waldegrave and Elizabeth his wife. Livery of lands in right of Elizabeth, as kinswoman and heir of Joan Goldesburgh, deceased, daughter and heir of Ralph Grey, son and heir of the said Joan. Westm., 5 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Dec. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10. [3588.]
28. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix.
Devon.—Westm., 14 Dec. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4d. [3589.]
29. Newell Turges, native of Flanders. Denization, to him and his children. Westminster, 10 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Dec. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1. [3590.]
30. Proclamation concerning Victuals. Writs to the sheriffs of cos. York and Lincoln to make proclamations (recited in English) that no person shall engross, forestall, or regrate victuals in the said counties or export any from them, the King having, for defence of the realm, appointed a fleet to be at sea in the beginning of March next, and to continue there till winter, and commissioned divers of his servants to purvey wheat and necessaries for it in these counties. Westminster, 15 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B.
ii. Similar writs to the sheriffs of Wilts, Hants, Sussex, Berks, and Dorset, to forbid the carrying of wheat, malt or oats anywhere but to Southampton or Portsmouth. The fleet is to be victualled in Southampton and Portsmouth, and the adjoining counties of Sussex, Hants, Berks, and Dorset. Westminster, 15 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9d. [3592.]
31. John Heron. Custody of the lands and wardship and marriage of Anne and Alice, daughters and heirs of Humphrey Warner. Westm., 3 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Dec. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2. [3594.]
32. John Yong, clk., LL., D., master or keeper of the Rolls. To be dean of the collegiate church of St. Mary, Leicester, void by death of James Whistones, clk. Del. Canterbury, 16 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 26. [3595.]
33. Francis de Barde, merchant of Florence. Denization, for life. Del. Westm., 16 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 26. [3596.]
34. Gascon wine. Writ to the sheriffs of London to make proclamations (recited in English) prohibiting the importation of Gascon wine. Westm., 17 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9d. [3597.]
35. Sir John Arundell of Lanheron. Licence to found a perpetual chantry for one chaplain in the chapel of St. Mary, in the church of St. Maugan, in Pyder, Cornwall, and endow it with lands to the annual value of 40l. Del. Westm., 18 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16. [3598.]
36. George Nevile lord Bergevenny. Livery of the castle, lordship and manor of Bergevenny, as s. and heir of George s. and h. of Edward lord Bergevenny and Elizabeth his wife, who, being seised in right of the said Elizabeth of the premises, were disseised by Richard earl of Warwick, against whom they claimed, and on his death entered on the same, and were again disseised by Henry duke of Warwick, son and heir of the said Earl, who died leaving issue Anne; upon whose death it was found by inquisition, taken by patent of Henry VI., that the Duke was seized of the said possessions in fee, and that the said Anne was his daughter and next heir. Del. Westm., 18 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2. m. 9. [3599.]
37. Sir Thomas Curwen of Wrykynton, Cumb. Pardon and release as late sheriff of Cumberland; also release for Sir Richard Cholmeley of London, Nicholas Rydley of Wylmondeswike, Nthld., John Whitfeld of Whitfeld, Nthld., and Edmund Curwen of St. Sepulchre's parish, London, ironmonger, of their recognizances for 40l., made 1 Dec. 1 Hen. VIII. Westm., 11 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Dec. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 26. [3600.]
38. Master John Yong, keeper of the Rolls and Records in Chancery. To cancel six recognizances of 240 marks each, made 26 June, 21 Hen. VII., by William Blount lord Mountjoye, Sir William Sey of Bedwell, Robert Newport of Pelham, and Thomas Periaunt late of Dixwell, Herts; it appearing, by examination before executors of Henry VII. and others of the Council joined with them, that the recognizances were unjustly obtained. Greenwich, 19 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. [3601.]
39. Holy League. Commission to Sir Edw. Ponynges, K. G., Comptroller, John Yonge, vice-chancellor of England and master of the Archives in Chancery, Sir Thomas Boleyn, knight for the Body, and Sir Richard Wyngfeld, to treat with the Pope, Maximilian (both as Emperor elect and tutor of the Prince of Spain) the Duchess of Savoy and the King of Aragon (in his own name and that of the Queen of Castile), a league for defence of Holy Church, recovery of its Patrimony and defence of the Pope. Westm., 20 Dec. 1512. S.B. (without note of delivery). French Roll, 4 Hen. VIII. m. 4. Rymer XIII., 344. [3603.]
40. Edmund Busshe. Custody of the lands and wardship and marriage of William, s. and h. of Wm. Copuldyke. Westm., 20 Dec. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9. (Marked as vacated by consent and the bill returned to the said Edmund.) [3604.]
41. Commissions of the Peace. See Appendix.
Wilts.—Knoll, 20 Dec.
Essex.—Knoll, 20 Dec.
Devon.—Westm., 20 Dec.
Cornwall.—Westm., 20 Dec.
Kent.—Knoll, 20 Dec. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6d. [3605.]
Somerset.—Westm., 20 Dec.
Dorset.—Westm., 20 Dec. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7d. [3606.]
42. William Jakes alias Jaques, merchant tailor of London. Protection for one year: going in the suite of Sir Gilbert Talbot. Deputy of Calais. Westm., 16 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Knoll, 22 Dec. P.S. [3608.]
43. Jasper Fyloll. See GRANTS IN JANUARY, 1513, No. 13. [3609.]
44. Robert Tawley, chaplain. Grant, for life, of the free chapel of St. George in the castle of Southampton, with 10l. a year out of the customs of Southampton. Greenwich, 20 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Dec. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10. [3610.]
45. Sir Henry Guldeford. To be, for life, constable and porter of the castle of Ledes, and parker of the parks of Ledes and Langley, Kent; as Sir Thomas Bourghchier held the same under Henry VII. Del. Knoll, 24 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 20. [3611.]
46. Edward bishop of St. David's. Pardon for escape of David ap Jevan, alias David Gough ap Rees Guyen, late of Elvell in the marches of Wales, yeoman, convicted of murder, and committed to the Bishop's custody as "clericus convictus seu attinctus." Del. Westm., 27 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 20. [3612.]
47. Sir John Savage and John Savage. Grant, in survivorship, of the following offices, viz., steward of the town or manor of Tewkesbury, Glouc., keeper of the park and lodge there (with herbage, &c.); bailiff of the hundred of Tewkesbury (with fee of 40s., as lately occupied by Richard Bradshawe); master or keeper of the chace of Crosselawnde, Glouc.; steward of the lordship or manor of Elmeley, Worc.; keeper of the castle, park, lodge, and warren there (with herbage, &c.); sheriff of Worcestershire; steward of the lordships or manors of Erlescrombe and Wyerpedill, Worc., and of Wittyngton, Chadworth, and Lydney, Glouc.; constable of the castle of Hanley; steward of Hanley, Upton-on-Severn, Ridmerley and Bussheley; master of the hunt of the chace of Malvern and parks of Bussheley, Hanley, and Blakmore, Worc., in the said chace, with appointment of five foresters. Del. Westm., 27 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. (countersigned: T. Englefeld, with marginal note that the only difference between this and the old patents in that now the grant is "jointly to the father and the son"). Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 29. [3613.]
Stowe Ch. 619. B.M. 1525. BURTON LAZARS HOSPITAL.
Admission by Sir Thomas Norton, master, and the brethren of the hospital of Burton St. Lazars, of Elizabeth Vachell. Dated 1512.
Lat. Sealed.
Cooper's Annals of Cambridge, I., 294. 1526. CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY to CHIEF JUSTICE FYNEUX.
Beg his favour, as Robert Smythe, bailey of Cambridge, has infringed their privileges granted by the Kings of England and confirmed by "sundry holy fathers, Popes of Rome." They excommunicated him, and he is now seeking to purchase a writ of praemunire against them.
Hist. MS. Com. Rep., IX., i., p. 171. 1527. CANTERBURY.
"Consuetudines Civitatis Cantuarie de novo scripte tempore Joh. Broker, (fn. 7) Camerarii Civitatis predicte." (The customs are here given at length. Later in the Report, p. 175, notice is taken of a copy made in 1530 when Robert Lewys was mayor.)
Ashmole MS. 1126, f. 41. 1528. WINDSOR.
Appointment by Thomas Rider, mayor, and the burgesses of Windsor of Andrew Wyndesore of Stanwell, Midd., as their steward. (4 Hen. VIII.) From Catalogue.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 3, f. 75. R.O. 1529. [3616.] ORDNANCE.
Account of Wm. Brown (by Edward Lyzghtfote, his attorney) of receipts and payments for 48 pieces of artillery made at Mechlin, by Hans Popenruyter, by order of Thomas Spinelly. The first item is the receipt of 1,677l. 10s. Fl., from Leonard Frishobald and his company, by Thomas Spenell, as appears "in his account." Much of the money was laid out by Thomas Hart. Total receipts, 2,902l. 17s. 10d. Fl.; payments, 2,999l. 10s. 3d. Fl.
ii. Names and weights of the pieces:—The Walys, 3,824 lb.; The Cornewalle, 2,994 lb.; The Chester, 3,063 lb.; The Sonn, 3,097 lb.; The Portculus, 3,013 lb.; The Gartter, 2,991 lb.; and The Ireland, 3,081 lb.
Remaining with the Duchess of Savoy:—The Rose, 3,792 lb.; The Crown, 3,727 lb.; The Yorke, 3,500 lb.; The Lanchaster, 3,732 lb.; The March, 3,791 lb.; and the _, 3,641 lb.
The Gyenn, 3,941 lb.; The Richemountt, 3,728 lb.; The Smyte, 3,792; The Cameler, 3,725 lb.; and The Normandy, 3,797 lb.
Sum of the weight of these 18 pieces, 63,229 lb. weight of Makelyn.
Item, six curtaldes that have their stocks and single wheels, with all thereto belonging:—The Garnade, 3,075 lb.; The Ostrykeffed, 3,047 lb.; The Sonn arisyng, 3,063 lb.; The Callis, 3,041 lb.; The Gyenn, 3,106 lb.; and The Hartt, 3,028 lb. The weight of these six pieces, 18,360 lb.
Names and weight of 24ti serpentines, with their stocks and wheels appertaining:—The Veragoo, 1,168 lb.; The Olyvant, 1,162 lb.; The Falcon, 1,036 lb.; The Anttloppe, 1,130 lb.; The Meremayde, 1,144 lb.; The Ratte, 1,064 lb.; The Snake, 1,138 lb.; The Gryffon, 1,038 lb.; The Lesard, 1,150 lb.; The Ostryke, 1,138 lb.; The Offe Wallys, 1,126 lb.; and The Dragonn, 1,170 lb. The weight of these 12 serpentines, 13,464 lb.
"The names and weight of 12 serpentines":—The Greyhound, 1,100 lb.; The Marlyn, 1,056 lb.; The Egle, 1,164 lb.; The Scrafite, 1,138 lb.; The Lockeit, 1,054 lb.; the Skorpeonn, 1,166 lb.; The Unycorn, 1,016 lb.; The Weye, 1,116 lb.; The Meremayde, 1,160 lb.; The _, 1,108 lb.; The _, 1,096 lb.; and The _, 1,004 lb.
"Sum of the weight of these 12 pieces, 13,178 lb.
"Sum of the weight of the 48 pieces of ordnance, 108, 231 lb.; whereof delivered to Sir Sampson Norton, master of the ordnance, 18 curtaldes and 24 serpentines as appeareth. Summa 42 pieces."
"So there remaineth in Bulduke (Bois-le-Duc), 6 of the curtaldes that were delivered at our sovereign lord the King's conmandment to the Prince of Castile for his war in Gelderland."
"The weight of the 6 curtaldes remaining at Bulduke, and other necessaries belonging to the foresaid ordnance that [were] delivered and not r[eceived] again ":—The Rose, 3,792 lb.; The Crown, 3,727 lb.; The Yorke, 3,500 lb.; The Lancaster, 3,732 lb.; The Marche, 3,791 lb.; and The _, 3,641 lb.—22,183 lb.
Pp. 12. Endorsed: "The reckoning of certain artillery made at Makelyn for the King our Sovereign Lord from the 26 day of December in the second year of King Harry the VIII. until the last day of June in the 4th year of our said sovereign Lord."
Ib., 9, f. 269. R.O. 2. Declaration of the above account as examined and passed by Edward Dalyson, showing that 75l. 2s. 11d. st. remains due to Brown.
Fragment (commencement lost). Large paper, pp. 2.
Calig. E. I., 15 [151]. B.M. 1530. [3615.] ARTILLERY.
"[Cy e]nsuyvent les bastons estans en notre ... ertilerie ": viz. [6] courtaulx, of which 2 are broken, to be repaired in 2 days, the three middle sized courteaulx shoot stones of 34 lb., and the other three stones of 50 lb.; 4 "appostres," 2 of which shoot stones of 20lb., and 2 of 14lb.; 1 large (shooting 12lb.) and 3 small field serpentines; 3 bombardelles, 2 broken; 30 mandes, to be increased to 50 to-morrow; 2,000 fagots; 400 pioneers; [1] hayau, 2 others "... de Neurem-berc, et une visse qu. ... en tout, lesquelx tirent aussi gr ... que les appostres." "Notre advis est tel que seroit bon dan[voyer les choses] necessaires aladite artilerie, comme sarp. ... pics hayaulx et. toutes telles et samblable ... lesquelles navons point."
French. Mutilated, pp. 2.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 2, f. 140. R.O. 1531. [5748.] NAVY.
Account of Thomas Birkes, taken by George Dalyson and Thomas Roberts, auditors, before Sir Rob. Southwell, of money received from Sir John Daunce for providing 100 tuns of beer for victualling the King's army at sea, July, 4 Hen. VIII., at 13s. 4d. a tun, with other expenses.
Pp. 3.
Ib., 229, f. 101. R.O. 1532. [WOLSEY] to _.
Understands by his lordship's letter of the 29th inst. the good order taken by him and the other commissioners for resistance of enemies, if any should attempt to arrive in those parts, of which he will not fail to advertise the King. Thinks the orders so well devised he will not alter or add to them. Trusts they will put them in execution as occasion requires, especially in sending out boats and ships daily and nightly to descry enemies. Will command the men of war upon the sea to make similar espial. The captains and their retinues need not lie on the coasts these winter nights, till necessity require, but the watches must be duly kept and beacons ready to be fired. Will devise with Brian Tuke, master of the posts, to know whether the posts laid in those parts can help to give you news from the sea coasts.
Draft, p. 1.
Vitell. B. II., 34. B.M. Rym. XIII., 343. 1533. [3602.] BULL OF JULIUS II.
Granting plenary indulgence to all in Henry VIII.'s dominions who, in the expedition against Louis king of the French, receiver of the schismatics, serve under Henry VIII. or his captains for at least six months—to those who visit certain altars and make contributions—or provide for the expenses of the expedition. Ecclesiastics to be appointed to hear confessions;—exceptions to the indulgence.
Lat., pp. 3. Headed: Articuli bulle concesse illustrissim[o Regi et eis] proficiscentibus cum eo ad bellum contra Lodo[vicum] Francorum regem."
S.P. Hen. VIII., 229, f. 103. R.O. 1534. SELIM I.
[News of the Turks.]
Ex Hungaria.—An ambassador has come from the new emperor of the Turks seeking a league with the King of Hungary against his elder brother who holds all Anatolia (totum Nataliam).
Ex Croatio (sic).—A thousand Turkish horse from Bosnia came, by invitation of others, through Croatia to plunder Nettica and other lands of the Emperor, whose servant John de Carlis slew their advance guard of 300 to a man and then proceeded against 1,200, of whom he slew or captured all but 40. One of the prisoners is their captain, Nachmet Barrovich.
Latin, p. 1.
Adv. MS., 362. 1535. JAMES [IV.] to CARD. [OF ST. MARK].
Recommending John Forman precentor of Glasgow for the Benedictine abbey of Kilwynnyn, Glasgow dioc., on the resignation of abbot William; the precentorship of Glasgow to be conferred upon the King's servant Andrew Cunynghame.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Ib., 301. 1536. JAMES IV. to CARD. [OF ST. MARK].
Has already written to the Pope and him recommending his servant Jas. Stewart for the Cistercian abbacy of Culross, Dunblane dioc., void by the death of abbot Andrew, notwithstanding that the resignation of the deceased may have been admitted; and Cuthbert Bailze, his factor, for the monastery of Glenluce.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Ib., 293. 1537. THE SAME to [THE SAME].
He will learn from the letters of the Secretary, how the affair stands and what remains to be done about his monastery of Glenluce. The Secretary will satisfy him in reference to the fruits. But if the Cardinal would renounce it for a pension, or otherwise make agreement for the repair and administration of the abbey, Cuthbert Baylze, "familiaris noster intromissor loci," has, appointed proctors. From the palace.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Ib., 299. 1538. THE SAME to [THE SAME].
Wrote lately that the abbot of Melrose had resigned all claims to the Cardinal's abbey of Glenluce, "et remissoriæ desuper transmissæ renunciasset." The King would also sanction whatever the Cardinal's proctor, Cuthbert Bailze, does in his name. Wrote also that the Cistercian monastery of Culros, void by the death (decessu) of Andrew the late possessor, should be given to James Stewart, although its resignation by cession may have been practised. Edinburgh, "anno ut supra." (fn. 8)
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Ib., 339. 1539. JAMES IV. to JULIUS II.
Learns from the bp. of Murray both the original and the later demands of the Pope addressed to the King of France, and why His Holiness was not satisfied. Regrets that an expedition against the Infidels must be deferred on account of the dissensions of Christian princes. Is sending an ambassador in order that, if the Pope will commission James to arbitrate, he may exhort France to compliance with the Pope's demands. Believes that the French King will scarcely require a monitor to agree to what is reasonable. Linlithgow.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Adv. MS., 340. 1540. JAMES IV. to the COLLEGE OF CARDINALS.
Knows, from their letters and from the bp. of Murray, how he is indebted to them. Has omitted no effort to secure peace. The Bp. of Murray has once and again crossed the Alps to reconcile the French King to the Pope. Has urged his kinsmen and confederates, by letters and ambassadors, to unanimity for a joint expedition against the Turks. Has determined to try once more with the French King, if the Pope will grant him a commission to that effect.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Ib., 341. 1541. JAMES IV. to CARD._.
Thanks him for his letters. The bp. of Murray has informed the King of his authority and influence among the Cardinals. Desires a continuance of his good offices as the bp. of Murray will write.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
R. MS. 13 B. II., 42b. (No. 97.) Epp. Reg. Sc., I., 98. 1542. JAMES IV. to FERDINAND OF ARAGON.
Thanks him for having formerly allowed John Mathesoun to import from Spain, horses, anchors and cordage. At Ferdinand's request has allowed the said John and his colleague to publish in Scotland the indulgence of the hosp. of St. James of Compostella, although lately there was much talk of an indulgence for the building of St. Peter's at Rome. Mathisoun having thus had no leisure to procure the horses, James begs that the licence may be renewed for twelve, including some mares, to the bearer.
Lat., copy, p. 2.
Adv. MS., 230. 2. Another copy.
Ib., 253. 1543. JAMES IV. to DOMINIC DE BALISQUIS, CONSTABLE OF SPAIN.
Had obtained from the King of Castile, Aragon and Sicily, a licence to purchase horses in Spain which he has not yet availed himself of, his messenger Andrew Mathesone being engaged in promoting the indulgence of St. James of Compostella in Scotland. Sends certain gradarios equos of Scotland.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Ib., 263. 1544. JAMES IV. to BENEDICT HAWSANG, Citizen of Dantzic.
Is sending Thomas Forret to procure horses. Requests Hawsang to assist him in choosing them, and to advance whatever money he requires on the King's account.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
R. MS. 13 B. II., 67b. (No. 188.) B.M. 1545. [3621.] JAMES IV. to the [KING OF DENMARK ?].
In behalf of Isabella Lamb, sister of John Lamb, who had died at Mulwe.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
Adv. MS., 354. 2. Another copy.
P. 1.
Eras. Ep., x., 16. [Edit. Allen, I., 266.] 1546. [3637.] ERASMUS to ADOLPHUS PRINCE OF VEERE.
Is using all efforts to fly to him, but is kept back by the singular munificence of his friends, and of the Abp. (fn. 9) in particular. Lord Mountjoy, lieutenant of Hammes, favors the Prince in these tumults of war, and helps him all he can. Cannot express how he grieves that such tumults should arise, nemine obsistente. Wishes he had accepted the offers made to him by the Prince, three years since, at Louvain; but then his expectations were great, and he dreamed of mountains of gold in England. Now fortune has depressed his crest, and he would be glad, like Ulysses, to gaze on the chimneys of his country. London, 1512.
Eras. Ep., x., 15. [Edit. Allen, I., 264.] 1547. ERASMUS to PETER GILLES.
Labours upon New Testament and other literary work. Lovanii (sic), 1512.
Eras. Ep., VII., 36. [Edit. Allen, I., 265.] 1548. THE SAME to THE SAME.
* * * Cannot express how he grieves that their country is gradually surrounded by wars, vexed with wars or rather robberies. "O theologos elingues o mutos episcopos, qui tales rerum humanarum pestes taciti spectant."

Footnotes

  • 1. Atyensa in duplicate despatch of 22 Dec.
  • 2. The Santa Maria de Loroetto. See No. 1594 note.
  • 3. See No. 1568.
  • 4. See No. 1498.
  • 5. See No. 1486.
  • 6. Andrew Jensoun.
  • 7. Chamberlain in 1512.
  • 8. Last date 1510.
  • 9. Warham.