Henry VIII: February 1513, 21-28

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'Henry VIII: February 1513, 21-28', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 1, 1509-1514, (London, 1920) pp. 739-759. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol1/pp739-759 [accessed 11 April 2024]


February 1513

21 Feb.
S.P. Hen. VIII.,
3, f. 90.
1638. [3748.] PLUMSTEAD WOODS.
Lease by Thomas, abbot of St. Austin's, Canterbury, to Will. Goldwyn, of Woolwich, 21 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII., of the woods belonging to the manor of Plumstead, Kent, for 30 years.
P. 1.
Ib., f. 91. 2. [3748.] Another copy of the same.
Large paper, pp. 2.
21 Feb.
Lottros de
Louis XII., iv.
Le Glay,
Corresp. de
Max. et de
Marg., II., 95.
Answers two letters, one describing how she reformed Polveret's instructions, communicated them to the English ambassadors and despatched him that day to the King of Aragon's ambassador in England to whom the instruction is addressed. Approves this. As to the other letter, intimating that at the suit of the said ambassadors she wrote to the seigneur de Vergy to prepare to serve the King of England;—that King wrote before to the Emperor asking for the Duke of Brunswick and Vergy as captains and the Emperor, as she would see by Polveret's instruction, offered himself to be chief captain, so that until he hears the King's answer the Emperor defers replying to hers. Landau, 21 Feb. 1512.
22 Feb.
Strype, Eccl.
Mem. I.,
App. No. I, p. 3.
Royal Letters,
I., 202.
1640. [3749.] HENRY VIII. to SIR DAVID OWEN.
Requiring him to provide a hundred able men for the war, and advertise the King of the same before April next. The King intends to proceed into France with an army royal. Greenwich, 22 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII.
MS., 1236, f. 4.
2. Modern copy of the above, from which Halliwell printed.
Pp. 2.
22 Feb.
Ven. Transcr.
176, p. 132.
22 Feb. 1512–13.—After writing last, on 10th ult., received his of 20 and 22 Dec. and 20 Jan., about the King's preparations, and annoyance at events in Italy. Have written from time to time and even if the letters miscarried the Cardinal of York will have kept the King informed of their loyal proceedings. Are grateful that the King has now written in their favour to Rome, to the Emperor and to the King of Spain. Have continually offered the Emperor honorable terms. Agreed to a proposal of the Spanish ambassador to prolong the truce until the end of next month, in order to treat and conclude the agreement; and yesterday he left for Germany for that purpose. Send a summary of news of the Turks which shows that Christendom has lost a great opportunity.
Italian. Modern transcript, pp. 2. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 224.
Sanuto, XV.,
2. Note of the above letter as proposed 22 Feb. 1513.
23 Feb.
Literæ Cant.
(J. B. Shep-
pard), III., 416.
The process in the Court of Rome between Warham and the Bishops of Winchester, London, Lincoln, Exeter and Chester, and their adherents, concerning probates, being to the manifest division of the church of the realm, and the parties being of the King's Council and some of them his "great officers," might be reported to his dishonour if it hang long at Rome, where orators of all princes are continually present. Therefore, in view of the war, the King charged them to suspend the plea and committed the examination of it to certain of his Council to the intent they should make an agreement; and it has been long before them, but they make no report and the discord about probates continues. The Pope, too, praised the King for taking the dispute into his own hands and exhorted him to make concord, so that failure would now sound to his dishonour. The King, therefore decrees that meanwhile (1) neither Warham nor the bps. shall meddle with probate for hereditaments or rents "not being chatall"; nor (2) depute appraisers, and (3) if testator leave in other dioceses, than that he dwelt in, goods and good debts exceeding 10l. value Warham only shall take probate, otherwise the said bishops shall take probate. This ordinance to endure only for three years from date, and any dispute arising within that term to be referred to the King and his Council heretofore deputed to be arbiters. Further, the parties shall cause their counsel in the Court of Rome, before 30 April next, to "continue" (stop) the process there for the said three years. Commands him to conform to this and certify his intent in writing before 15 April next. Has written like letters to the said bishops and doubts not but that they will conform. This act not to prejudice any of the parties. Greenwich, 23 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII.
23 Feb.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 229, f. III. R.O.
Receipt, 23 Feb. ao 4, by Sir Gilbert Talbot, deputy of Calais, from John Daunce, of payment for conduct of 100 soldiers from Grafton, Worc., to Dover, their passage to Calais, and the carriage of the King's money from London to Dover. Signed: G. Talbot.
ii. Wolsey's holograph order for this payment attached.
Pp. 2.
Election. See GRANTS IN FEBUARY, No. 51.
24 Feb.
Calig. B. III., 23. B.M.
1645. [3751.] DACRE to HENRY VIII.
Received on the 5th, by post, the King's letters for himself and for the King of Scots, which he forwarded by a servant, who returned with the required safe conduct for the English commissioners and for the ambassador, Dr. West, this afternoon, after waiting till this day. Delamote was delivered and took ship on Monday, the 14th, with Oggilby, a gentleman of the King's house, and 60 other Scotchmen. The King himself went to the ship. Octavian, a servant of the Pope's, who has been with the King of Scots since Christmas, is gone with them. "Jack Tarrett, a Frenchman, masterwright of the great ship, is gone in the ship that Delamote went in to France for waging fourscore mariners to be in the great ship." Delamote's servants went in his own ship, laden with wool-fells and salt hides; and "the said two ships" took, at Flamborough-Head, a crayer of Newcastle laden with malveysey, Rhenish wine, and salt, and sent her to Leith with Frenchmen. The men in her escaped to land in England, in a boat, and saved part of their goods. There is in Edinburgh Castle much ordnance, gunpowder, lance staves, and making of carts, 80 workmen daily employed. The King visits them daily. Sends two arrowheads made there, brought home by his servant. Has not heard of any such made in Scotland heretofore. In Leith haven are 13 great ships, of 3 tops, 10 small ships, and the ship of Lynn taken by Will Brownhill. In the Newhaven are 2 great ships, the Margaret and the James, which the King has repaired. He is making a long vessel, with 30 oars a side, after the manner of a galley, to wait on the great ship, and visits the haven daily "early in the morning, and remains there unto the time of noon, or after, and then comes home to dinner." The mast of the great ship being too long, it was taken down and mended. Will Brownhill of Leith is going to sail into Flanders on Tuesday or Wednesday next, with his ship and two merchant ships of Edinburgh; if they can escape the English it is said they will go to France. The King of Scots is building a tower on a crag (fn. 1) in the Forth at the Queen's Ferry, with a stone house on either side of the ferry to protect his ships, which he intends to lie above the ferry. The King has lately sent 12 tuns of wine, certain guns, and other "pleasures" to the King of Denmark. A gun, newly cast, burst in Edinburgh Castle on being fired in the presence of the King. Carlisle Castle, 24 Feb. at 10 p.m. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: "To the King's grace in haist." Endd. by Wolsey: "The Lorde Dacres of the North."
25 Feb. 1646. SPAIN.
Ferdinand's commission to Comchillos to conclude the truce. See under 1 April, "THE TRUCE."
S.P. Hen. VIII.,
3, f. 93. R.O.
1647. [3752.] "NOUVELLES DE FRANCE."
The King of France refused the offer made by the Venetian ambassadors of 800 men-at-arms and 20,000 foot for the reconquest of Milan, provided he would surrender Crema, Cremona, Brescia, and Bergamo. After they had left, news came to Court that Venice had agreed with the Emperor and joined the League; and the King was sorry he had not accepted the offer, but the hope of gaining the Swiss induced him to decline. Messire Andrew Gric is still a prisoner in the Court, being at the abbey of Bloix under a Scotch guard. Those in the castle of Milan have sent word they cannot hold out beyond Easter, but if the King could send an army he might recover the city as the Duke has only 300 men of arms thereabouts. Jean Jacques has sent to the King for troops for the recovery of Alexandria and the county of Asti, by means of the Marquis of Montferrare. Bourbon, Jean Jacques, and Rob. De la Marche, are ordered to start for Milan, and they will do their best to be there before Easter, or the King's artillery there is in jeopardy. La Trimoille is commissioned to deal with the Swiss, who have refused Jean Jacques. He has given them for safe conduct and audience 22,000 crowns, delivered the castles of Ligan and Lucarne, and presented 40,000 cr. for the arrears of their pension, besides 10,000 to individuals; and they shall have a pension of 50,000 francs and have 6,000 men in the pay of France both in peace and war. After these offers he wrote a letter to the French King, which arrived at Bloix on Tuesday, 10 Feb. He stated that he hoped to get the Swiss to serve against the English and Spaniards; but hardly for the reconquest of Milan, because some cantons are leagued with the Duke of Milan. They are to make answer on Friday the 25 Feb. The King of France has sent to Scotland 6 ships laden with wine. He has received a message from the King of Scotland that, if Henry cross the sea, he will invade England and make him glad to return. The King of Scotland is to send the King the ships which he had prepared "pour fere son voyage (fn. 2)." Pre Jan, knight of Rhodes, is in Bret in Britanny, where all the ships of France are being mended. Ships are assembled and great naval preparations made at Dieppe and Honfleur. Much artillery is ordered from Bloix to Rouen. The King of England's purpose to cross the sea with 60,000 men is known; it is throught he can destroy the country, but not easily take the towns of Picardy, and that they can make the frontier secure against les pays de pardeça (Hainault ?), should they join with England, by laying men in Courtray and other towns, for Flanders and Artois will not meddle. They are fortifying Narbonne, where the seneschal of Carcasonne is, against the threatened invasion of Languedoc by the King of Aragon; for they fear the Spaniards more than the English.
Has learned from a lady in her confidence that the Queen is particularly anxious for the marriage of Madame Renée to the Prince of Castile, and would give her for dower the duchy of Britanny; and deliver her at once, for surety, knowing well that if it be not done during the King's life Mons. D'Angoulesme will not suffer her to be delivered. The Queen thinks the alliance with this house would ensure her being better treated; for she fears that if the King die she will not be allowed to leave France ("on ne la layroit partir") and to this end she would rather have the Swiss alliance fail, in order that the King might be compelled to agree with the Emperor. Great preparations at her own charge for the defence of her duchy of Britanny, with which the King does not interfere. Heda is in Court, with a secretary of Mons. de Gueldres, making great suit for money; but it seems "qu'on se commence a laser d'eulx et de legier on venroit a apointement." Forty-five gentlemen are commissioned to raise 22,500 foot, for home service only, who shall have 5 fr. a month (or 60s. a year when not at war) and each gentleman 500 fr. There are about 10,000 Almains in the Lyonnois and Guienne. Mons. de Dunoix and his son died (fn. 3) 15 days ago and the King has given the government of Guienne to Mons. d'Angoulesme. Captain Robinet de Framezelle died on Thursday week. At Court are only Mons. de Boucault and Robertet, and Mons. de Paris who presides in place of the Chancellor. The King has increased the taxes (tailles) by half, taking 40 (sic) where he used to take 20, an increase which has yielded this year 1,500,000 fr. The Church has been made to contribute 400,000 fr., which creates general dissatisfaction. The King would hardly speak to the captains who returned from Italy, as Mons. de la Palisse, the Baron de Burne, Mons. Daubigny and Bonneval, and if the Queen had not openly given them money they would have given up serving. They wish the King were dead and Angoulesme in his place. If the King fails to obtain the Swiss the situation is dangerous; but not otherwise. The Genoese prepare a fleet, to which the Pope contributes 14 galleys, for a descent on Provence. There was a rumor that the Pope was ill, but other news has since come.
French, pp. 11. With marginal notes in Ruthal's hand.
27 Feb.
Hist. MSS. Com., Rep. on Various Collections, Vol. II., p. 306.
Of the money lately come to his hands he shall deliver Sir Edward Ponynges, comptroller of the Household, and Sir Richard Wyngfeld marshal of Calais, ambassadors with the Duchess of Savoy, such money as they write for from time to time; seeing it surely conveyed to such place as they appoint. Greenwich, 27 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII.
Add.: Deputy of Calais.
Maximilian's commission. See No. 1721 iii.
27 Feb.
Vesp. C. I., 85. B.M.
1650. [3755.] JOHN STILE to the Bp. OF DURHAM.
Received by the Comendator Musshica, who arrived at the Court, then at Valladolid, on the 31 Jan., the King's letter and commission, and the copy of a treaty dated 17 Dec., and therewith a bill of exchange for 860 ducats, for expenses of Dr. Knyght and himself. Knight was at San Sebastian, and, by reason of the great snows and the distance, he could not reach the Court till the 18th Feb. Has not yet been able to obtain the King of Aragon's determination for accomplishing the enterprise against Guyenne. He objects to the treaty, and has drawn a new one, which he now sends his ambassador. A copy of it goes with the large letter (fn. 4) now written by Knight and Stile to the King. Has been at great costs, and without the King's "royallest remembrance" his wife and children will hereafter have but a poor living. Medina del Campo, 27 Feb. 1512.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: "To my Lord the Bysschopp of Durham, the Kynge our soverayn lordes most onorabille secretary."
28 Feb. 1651. THE WAR.
28 Feb.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 3, f. 99. R.O.
1652. [3761(2).] WILLIAM COMPTON.
Grant of lands. (See GRANTS IN FEBRUARY, No. 58.)
ii. Grant to Sir John Risley, 22 Sept. 1 Henry VII.
Modern copies, large paper, pp. 9.
Ib., 229, f. 113.
Thanks for diligence. Has written to Mr. Dalby (fn. 5) who will show them the writer's pleasure about their abode there. Hall is to abide there and see the audit finished, not suffering Mr. Wythers to receive any arrearages due to the writers' predecessor but let them be received by Mr. Dalby; also to report upon the state of all spiritual and temporal possessions now in the writer's disposition. Hollond is to return with the arrearages of the writer's prebend (fn. 6) and deanery. (fn. 7) "And thus" &c. "heartily fare ye well, from Westmester."
Hol., draft. "Trusty and welbeloved" written at the top in same hand but cancelled.
Hist. MSS. Com., Rep. XII., App. 9, p. 438.
Men (24) sent to the sea by the King's command in February, 4 Hen. VIII., for the town of Gloucester; their captain Th. Hathemer.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 7, f. 103. R.O.
Notarial instrument, by John de Keysier, dated . . Feb. 1513, Indict. 1, 10 Julius II., stating that Peter Steenhoue, a layman of the diocese of Tournay, has undertaken the publication of the papal excommunication against Germans serving the King of France against the Kings [of Aragon and England], defenders of the Church.
Lat. Parchment. Badly mutilated.
Sp. Trans.,
Ser. I., 5, f. 193.
The Commander Muxica brought letters from the King and Queen of England of 13 and 17 Dec. and a draft treaty of alliance with clauses concerning the enterprise of Guienne and Normandy, but, unfortunately, did not arrive until_(blank), Feb. inst. Sent immediately for John Stile and Dr. Knight, and, pending the latter's arrival, who was at Fuentarabia, conferred with Stile. As their powers are apparently insufficient, he writes to Caroz to communicate with the King direct, so as not to protract the affair. Discusses at length the probabilities of the campaign, the need for 6,000 German troops in Guienne, smallness of the aid of 100,000 cr. in so great a war, qualities of English soldiers, etc. He must tell the King that there is no necessity for the Spanish fleet to be as strong as the English, as they remain in southern waters. If the number of ships stipulated by last treaty is insufficient for the northern seas the King can increase his own navy. Encloses draft of a treaty (capitulaçion) which must not be altered; for he does more for the King than one prince has ever done for another, and has at the same time to maintain an army in Italy and garrisons in Africa and Perpignan. Has sent the Commander Christobal de Aguilera and Micer Guiote, his captains, to enlist 2,000 Germans. If the King signs the treaty according to the draft they must be ordered, instead, to enlist 6,000 professedly for English service; and provision must be made for their pay and transport to Guipuscoa at English expense. Has ordered the Commander Juan de Lanuza, his ambassador in Flanders, to hire ships. The King must invade France punctually at the time stipulated.
If, however, the King declines these conditions Caroz must prolong the negociations until Ferdinand may see the result of his other proposal, for a general peace. He will not conclude peace with France without the King of England.
Dr. Knight has at last arrived (fn. 8); and the above has been debated with the English ambassadors; but, as they have not the power to conclude the treaty in its present form, Luis Caroz shall conclude it.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 17. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 86.
Egerton MS.,
544, f. 142. B.M.
2. Another modern copy.
Pp. 19.
Vesp. C. VI.,
375. B.M.
1657. [4038.] TREATY between HENRY VIII. and FERDINAND OF ARAGON for the recovery of Aquitaine, the defence of the Pope and the Lateran Council.
Whereas a treaty was made, 17 Nov. 1511, for carrying on war against France in Aquitaine, and armies were sent thither last summer by England and Spain, which continued there till the winter, when the English returned, it is agreed that the two powers shall act separately at the times and places undermentioned.—1st. The undertaking by England and Aragon to support the defence of the Church to be renewed.—2nd. England, at the beginning of June of this present year 1513, to invade France at his own expense by Picardy or Normandy, the King going in person if the Catholic King will do the like. The Catholic King at the same time to invade France by Aquitaine in person, if the King of England do the same.—3rd. As the invasion of Aquitaine is mainly for the benefit of England, and can be more easily resisted, Henry to assist that expedition with 6,000 Germans, but not to be bound to contribute anything else.—4th. The King of England to give his authority for the invasion of Aquitaine within_ (fn. 9) months that the war may be undertaken in his behalf, and all places captured to be held for the King of England.—5th. Each of the two Powers to send to sea, before the end of the month of _* next, a sufficient navy; viz. 3,000 men on the part of England to protect the sea between le Trade and the mouth of the Thames, with 3,000 on the part of Aragon for the parts beyond le Trade; to be continued for 6 months.—6th. The Kings shall refuse to acknowledge the schismatic council called by France in opposition to that of the Lateran.—7th. Neither confederate to make peace without the other, &c.
Lat., draft, pp. 11.
S.P. Hen. VIII.,
229, f. 114. R.O.
2. Another copy.
Lat., pp. 9. Endd.: Minuta de la nueva capitulacion habilitada para con el Rey de Inglaterra.
Simancas MS. 3. First draft of the above as sent from England. Article 3 is that for the conquest of Aquitaine. Henry shall pay 50,000 cr. on the first of the month of _ (blank), and other 50,000 cr. in the following month, to Ferdinand who shall not be entitled to claim more than this 100,000 cr. or 20,000l. even though the conquest costs him more. Article 5 stipulates only that each fleet shall contain at least 5,000 men and put to sea before the end of March. The other articles seem to be the same as those of § 1.
See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 79.
Ib. 4. Henry VIII.'s instructions for John Descane, with thanks for the fleet sent by the King of Spain, to desire that King to send at the beginning of March next a new fleet with not less than 5,000 men on board, and to admit Descane to superintend the armament and command the fleet.
See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 78.
Ib. 1658. FERDINAND KING OF ARAGON to BRIZENO, his Ambassador at Rome.
He shall tell the Pope that Ferdinand has not signed the treaty with the Emperor and England for the invasion of France in the form proposed by them and forwarded to Rome, as the reasons for the war were wrongly stated. Has sent them another project showing this to be a just war to defend the Church, extinguish the schism and wrest Guienne, Normandy and Burgundy from France; but has not sent power to his ambassador to sign this, because peace must first be concluded between the Emperor and the Venetians. Has other reasons for delay, hoping, without war, to obtain conditions from France which will benefit all Christian princes and be an advantage to himself and his succession.
See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 87.
Vesp. C. I., 75.
1659. [4055.] [HENRY VIII. to KNIGHT and STILE.]
"And whereas we now of late, by the Comendator de Moxica, being here with us in special embassade from our father of Aragon," wrote you to solicit the speedy sending of our said father's navy; and also sent you a commission with a treaty to be concluded betwixt us, which letters and treaty we trust to be come to you ere this; we now learn that the Kings of Denmark and Scotland will enter war against us, to prevent our intended voyage into France in the beginning of next summer. It is well known what a multitude of ships and galleys the French King has put ready in the haven of Bresse in Brytayn against us. We have a strong navy with 10,000 men ready to proceed to sea within ten days but cannot resist so many armies unless our father sends his navy with all diligence to be at Hampton by the end of April (altered from May), with 5,000 men at least. We have written pressing him to do this (copy enclosed), and you are to urge it. We have made provision that what the Scots may do by land shall not stop our voyage. You must use diligence, too, in the conclusion of the treaty for the making of war in Guienne or Gascony, or other places mentioned therein, by June next, when we shall enter France, so that our common enemy may be divided. As we entered the war for defence of the Church and Pope and the assistance of our father's army in Italy, it is reasonable that the Pope should aid us, and you shall desire our father to write to his Holiness to make war against the common enemy in Provence or elsewhere. Our said father should also solicit the Emperor to do his part; and if the Venetians might also be induced to do the like the tyranny of the French King should be repressed for ever and Christendom free for a voyage against the Infidels.
Draft, in Ruthal's hand, pp. 2.
Vitell. B.
XVIII., 36. B.M.
1660. [3836.] HENRY VIII. to [POYNINGS, &c.].
"... committed to Toyson Dore by our cousin [the Duchess of Savoy] to be by us given to the merchants and subjects of our brother [the Prince of Castile for transporting] herrings and other merchandise, harness and artillery excepted, into France and [bring from thence] wine and other merchandise: We, at the desire and contemplation of our said causin, [and out of consideration to the] kindness to us showed, were agreeable they should so do, though the same shall be much profitable to our enemies and to us no [less prejudicial], under [condition] that they and every [of] them should take with them letters testimonials under ... whence they came, containing the specialties of such merchandise [as they wish to] convey and carry into France, to be showed to our admiral, hy[s lieutenants and] other our captains on the sea, if it should fortune the said merchants [to meet him], or any of them; and, the same so seen, our said captains peaceably to permit [them to] pass in their voyage to France, and suffer them to re ...so that they in their names colour not Frenchmen['s goods], as we have more at large declared unto the said Toyson Dore, [and as] our letters were made to her addressed to be sped forthwith. Nevertheless, after th[at we had] received other letters from our said cousin containing in effect, that i[nasmuch as] our brother the Prince's council there repute and accept not this taking of the carr[yk] (fn. 10), but think great derogation and prejudice to be done by the same [to the] jurisdiction of our said brother, requiring therefore arrest to be made on our subjects [until the] carryk restored were put in the hands of justice, which as it should seem they have put in execution, not intending to release the said arrest till the same carryk be put in the hands of justice as above, [as by their] letters, the copy whereof we send unto you here inclosed, ye may [see at] large:
"The premises considered we thought right expedient and necessary to ... of our said cousins desire till we had instructed you to make a[nswer in] the premises.
"And first we cannot a little marvel that our said [cousin] there will think or imagine that ever we intended to diminish or pre[judice the rights] and privileges of our said brother, his havens or countries, considering that always hitherto, both with our men and money, [we have endeavoured our] self to conserve and defend the same, as it is to her and them man[ifest]; and if they would kindly and indifferently, as friends, regard and ponder the cause of the ... and not so much favor our enemy the French King, as many of ... seditious ways to restrain the good wills of the subjects of ... they would take other ways than they do. For it was reported to us for * * * purpose, not intending to do ... prince his lands and countries, whose honor right ... [we regard as much as] our own, and ... than these councillors which procure this restitution ... but rather by having of the same caryck the better to defend ourself [and his cou]ntries, which shall be in danger if we take harm. [That] this dealing is either good kind or reasonable, to arrest our subjects for the [taking of the] said caryk out of our enemies' hands, we intending to content [the owner] for the same, as reason requireth; verily it is not. Howbeit we suppose undoubtedly that this is done contrary to our cousin the Duchess's mind, at the importune [sue]ing and pursuit of such of the council there as would rather the Prince and [his cou]ntries were French than English; whereunto expedient it is that they take regard in time.
"[This] considered we will that ye, on our behalf, by the foresaid reasons and others, persuade and [in]duce our said cousin to release the said arrest of our subjects, and to cause the owner of [the] carryk to resort to us, for the bargain to be made for the same, [to re]ceive money therefor as reason requireth, . s of our said cousin to drive him to some reasonable price there; assuring her that the said [owner] shall be [kind]ly intreated accordingly. Whereunto if he resort to this our realm, if our said cousin will be agreeable, ye may say [we shall] be contented to accomplish her desire for the subjects of these parts to pass into France [with] merchandise, in such form and manner as it is contained in the beginning [of our] letter. And for that purpose we now send unto you our letters directed to our said cousin, with a copy thereof, declaring our mind and licence given in that behalf, which deliver after the arrest of our subjects shall be released; for as to the carryk we suppose she is arrived on these coasts by this time, so that [to the reddition] of her it standeth not with honor ne surety to be agreeable. Also show unto our said cousin that we shall give express command [unto all our] admirals and all our said captains, that they shall suffer the said subjects [of the Prince to pass] with their merchandise into France upon your certificate to be made unto us of the ... our said cousin's mind for the release of the arrest of our subjects."
Draft, in Ruthal's hand, pp. 2. Mutilated.
Exch. Accts.,
62 (15). R.O. Navy Records Soc, X., 77.
1661. [3591.] NAVY.
"The names of the ships, captains, and masters, with the number as well of soldiers as mariners and tons, which be appointed to be in the King's army royal by the sea this next year ":—
The Gret Carrik, corrected to (?) (fn. 11) [The] Gryt Herry Imperyall; Edmund Haward and Sir Robt. Morton captains, corrected to *"My Lord Feres"; John Toborowgh master.—The Souverain, corrected to (?) The Trynyte Souverayn; Courtney and Cornwall captains; John Clerc master.—The Carrik of Gene, corrected to (?) The Gabryell Royall; Sir William Trevenyan captain; John Rutt master.—The Lesse Carek, corrected to (?) the Katereyn Forteleza; Burdet (cancelled) and *Flemmyng, captain; Freman master.—The Mare Rose; Sir Edward Haward captain; Thomas Spert master.—The Petur; Sir Weston Brown captain; and John Clog master.—John Hopton; Sir Thomas Wyndham captain.—Nicholas Reede; Sir William Pirton captain.—The Mare Georg; Shurborne and Sydney, corrected to *Barclay, captain; Spodell master.—The Mare James; Eldorkar captain, Mychell (cancelled) master.—The Crist; Candisshe captain; Mychell master.—The Great Bark; Sir Th. Lucy, corrected to *Shurborne and Sydney captain; Browne master.—The Mare and John; Barkeley, corrected to *John Hoppton, captain; Edmund Cony master.—The Lesse Bark; Sir Stephen Bull captain; Spert master.—The Trenyte of Bristowe, corrected to *The Nycolas of Hamton; a servant of my Lord Chamberlain, corrected to *Master Arture, captain.—The Anne of Fowey, corrected to *A scyppe off Brystowe; Poynes captain; Fuller master.—The Lezard; Rygynall captain.—The Germyn; Ichengham captain.—The Sabyne; Sabyne captain.—The Jenet; Gornay captain; Freman master.—The Roose Henry, corrected to *The Swalow; Keby captain; Godart master.—The Kateryn Pomegranat, corrected to *Swepstaak; Cooke captain.— (fn. 12)The Christopher Dawy; Wyseman, captain.—†The Mathue Cradoke; a servant of my Lord Chamberlain, captain.—Total. Ships, 22. Portage 8,030. Captains, 25. Soldiers, 3,390. Mariners, 2,740. Masters, 22.
Victuallers for the said army. Walter Champion's ship victualler to the Great Carrek. (fn. 13) Nicholas Draper victualler to the Souverain. The Barbara of Grenwiche victualler to the carrek of Gene. Henry of Hampton victualler to the Mary John, and the Anne. Elsabeth of Newcastell victualler to the Lesse Carrek. The Christopher Davy victualler to the Mary Roose.‡ The Dragon victualler to the Petur. The Lyon victualler to the Baptist Hopton. The George of Falmouth victualler to the Nicholas Gonston. The Petur of Fowey victualler to the Great Bark and Germyn. Margret of Topsam victualler to the Mary George and Jenet. The Baptist of Cales victualler to The Crist and the Lesse Bark. The _ of Hull; victualler to the James and Lezard. The Barbara Isham vitcualler to the Trenyte and Kateryne. The Baptist of Harwich; victualler to the Sabyne and Roose Henry.
Total. Victuallers, 15. Portage, 1,860. Mariners, 540.
Paper roll.
Otho E. IX.,
46. B.M.
2. Fair copy of § 1 embodying all the King's corrections and additions but naming the first ship on the list The Henry Imperiall.
Much injured by fire, pp. 11.
S.P. Hen. VIII.,
3, f. 181. R.O. Navy Records Soc., X., 79.
3. [3977.] Duplicate of § 2 further corrected and added to as follows:—
The Henry Imperiall, portage, 1,000; Sir William Trevenyan captain, with his own retinue of 400; John Toborow master; 300 mariners.—The Trynyte, portage 1,000; Lord Ferys captain, with a retinue of 200; Lord Devon, 200; John Clerke master; 300 mariners.—The Gabriell Royall, portage 800; Cortney and Cornewale captains, retinue 100; the Bishop of Exeter, 100; Lord Arundell, 100; Lord Sturton, 50; John Rutte master; 250 mariners.—The Katherine Fortileza, portage 700; Gunston and Fleming captains, 50; Lord Arundell, 100; Lord Ormonde, 50; Sir William Scotte, 50; Henry Wodale, 25; Sir Amys Pollet, 25; Freman master; 250 mariners.—The Mary Rose, portage 600; Sir Edward Haward captain, 200; Thomas Spert master; 200 mariners.—The Petir, portage 450; Sir Weston Browne captain, 150; John Clogge master; 150 mariners.—The Nicholas Reede, portage 400; Sir William Pirton captain of his own _ (number left blank); Lord Oxford, 150; _ (blank) master; 150 mariners.—John Hopton, portage 400; Sir Thomas Wyndam captain, 100; Lord Oxford, 50; _ (blank) master; 150 mariners.—The Mary George, portage 300; Barkeley captain, 100; Sir Roger Lewkenor, 25; Sir John Devennysshe, 25; Spodell master; 100 mariners.—The Mary James, portage 300; Eldicar captain, 100; Miles Busshe, 25; Miles Ascewe, 25; _ (blank) master; 100 mariners.—The Criste, portage 300; Candisshe captain, 150; Mychell master; 100 mariners.—The Great Bark, 400; Schurborne and Sidney captains, 50; Sir John Cutte, 25; Sir Robert Southwell, 25; Sir Richard Lewis, 25; Sir William Walgrove, 25; Browne, master; 100 mariners. The Mary and John, portage 240; John Hopton captain, 100; Edmund Cony master; 100 mariners.—The Lesse Bark, portage 240; Sir Steven Bull [and] Thomas Cheny captains, 25; Sir Robert Throgmerton, 50; Sir George Taylboys, 25; Sperte master; 100 mariners.—The Nicholas of Hampton, portage 200; Mr. Arthure captain, 55; Sir William Mewis, 25; _ (blank) master; 80 mariners.—A ship of Bristowe, portage 160; Anthony Poynts captain, 100; Fuller master; 60 mariners.—The Lezarde, portage, 120; Rygynall captain, 60; _(blank) master; 40 mariners.—The Germyne, portage 100; Ichyngham captain, 10; Sir Robert Lovell, 10; Sir Thomas Lovell, 40; _(blank) master; 40 mariners.—The Sabyne, portage 120; Sabyne captain, 60; _ (blank) master; 40 mariners.—The Jenet, portage 70; Gournay captain of Sir Edward Howard's retinue, 10; Freeman, master; 50 mariners.—The Swalow, portage 80; Coke captain, 20; Godart master; 50 mariners.—The Swipestake, portage 80; Tooley master; 70 mariners,—The Christopher Davy, portage 160; Wiseman captain, 80; _ (blank) master; 80 mariners.— Matthew Cradokes, portage 240; himself captain of my Lord Chamberlain's retinue, 100;_ (blank) master; 100 mariners.
Total: ships, 24; portage, 8,460; captains, 26; soldiers, 3,550; masters, 24; mariners, 2,880.—Total of the captains, soldiers, masters, and mariners, 6,480.
"Victuallers for the said army":—The Nicholas Draper, victualler to the Trinitie.—The Barbara of Greenwich to the Katharine, Captain Loveday.—The Henry of Hampton to the Sovereign.—Elizabeth of Newcastle to the Katherin Forteleza, Captain Loyes.—The Dragon to the Peter.—The Lion to the Baptist Hopton.—The George of Falmouth to the Nicholas Reede.—The Peter of Foway to the Great Bark and Germyn, Captain Lionel Co.—The Margaret of Topsam to the Mary George and Jenet, Captain James Knevet.—The Baptist of Calice to the Crist and the Less Bark, Captain Clyfford.—The Thomas of Hull to the Mary James and the Lizard.—The Barbara Isham to the Nicholas of Hampton and Swalow, Captain Isham.—The Baptist of Harwich to the Mary Rose.—(The remainder is entirely in Wolsey's handwriting.) The James of Dertmouth to the Carrake of Savona.—The Mary of Bryxam, Captain Calthorp.—The Mary of Walsyngham, Captain Yelderton.—The Erasymus, Captain Frogmerton.—Three Spaniards—Mathew Cradock's bark to victual his own ship.—Sanchyor de Garra, Captain Wallop.—Erassmus Shype, Captain Mont-ford.—Antony de Montrygo, Captain Dalabre.—The Spanish bark with oars, Captain George.—The Julyan of Dertmowth, Captain Robert Leygtton.—Margaret Bonaventure victualler to the Henry Imperial.
Pp. 11. Corrected by Wolsey, who has altered the names of the captains: and apportioned all the gunners. Endorsed: "The Book of the King's army on the sea."
Exch. Accts., 62 (17). R.O. 4. [4377.] A further arrangement of the ships commencing as a fair copy of § 3 with the Maria de Loreta substituted for the Henry Imperiall, viz.:—[Trinity Soverayn, 1,000 tons,] [Lord] Ferrers, capt. with his own retinue 420; town of Gloucetour, 25; ... Clerk, master; gunners 40; mariners 260; total crew 747. And similar particulars for the following:—The Gabriell Royal, 1,000 tons; Sir William Trevelian captain; Sir Edward Pomerey; John Byron; Hervy master, crew 602.—Maria de Loreta, 800 t.; Courtney and Cornewall; the Countess of Devon; the city of Exeter; Sir Amys Pollet, Rutt' master, 604.—The Kateryn Fortileza, 700 t.; Flemyng captain; Bishop of Lincoln; Bishop of Chester; Lord Sturton; Broghton master; the Abbot of Westmynster; Freman master, 542.—The Mary Rose, 600 t.; Sir Edward Haward captain; William Fitzwilliam; Thomas Spert master, 402.—The Peter, 450 t.; Sir Weston Browne, captain; the Bishop of Canterbury; John Clogge master, 302.—The Nycholas Reede, 400 t.; Sir William Pirton captain; Thomas Forgon master, 302.—The John Hopton, 400 t.; Sir Thomas Wyndham, captain; Sir John Cutte; Sir Rich. Lewis (fn. 14); John Kemp master, 302.—The Mary George, 300 t.; Barcley, captain; Spodell master, 252.—The Mary James, 300 t.; Eldircar captain; Sir Robert Scheffielde; _(blank) master, 252.—The Christe, 300 t.; Thomas Cheyny captain; the Abbot of Peturburowe; the Abbot of Saint Albons; Mycholl master, 252.—The Great Barke, 400 t.; Schurborne and Sidney captains; Sir Charles (Sir C. Brandon); Browne master, 253.—The Lesse Barke, 240 t.; Sir Stevyn Bull captain; the Abbot of Glowcetor; Henry Wodall; Spert master, 202.—The Nicholas of Hampton, 200 t.; Mr. Arthure captain; the town of Worcester; Thomas Coll master, 162.—The ship of Bristow, 160 t.; Anthony Poyntis captain; Fuller master, 162.—The Christopher Davy, 160 t.; Wiseman captain; the Abbot of Bury; the town of Bury; the city of Norwich; John Gofton master, 162.—Sanchio de Gara, 320 t.; Walop captain; Sir Thomas Lovell; Sir John Saynt John; the city of London; Sanchio master, 293.—The Erasmus Sebestian, 160 t.; Frances Pygot captain; Sir Robert Peyton; Herasmus master.—The Anthony Montrigo, 240 t.; Jamys Delabere captain; the city of London; Sir John Lyngen; John Erneley; John Bastiriacho master, 202.—The Mathew Cradok, 240 t.; Mariswell captain;_master, 200.—Sancta Maria de Lakeyton, 200 t.; John Baker captain; Sir Robert Cotton; the Abbot of Habyndon; the town of Oxford; Urtino de Chariago master, 142.—The Barbara of Grenewich, 160 t.; Yeldirton captain; Sir Thomas Benyngfeld; Roger Townesende; Sir Edward Haward; Wirall master, 162.—The Lezarde, 120 t.; Coo captain; Sir Robert Southwell; Sir Robert Clere,_master, 102.—The Germyn, 100 t.; my Lord of Arundell's servant (altered from John FitzWilliam, whose name remains in § 5), capt.;_master, 92.—The Sabyne, 120 t.; Sabyne captain;_master, 102.—The Jenet (Jenett Piryn in § 5), 70 t.; Gournay captain; John Richards master, 62.—The Nicholas Draper, 160 t.; Draper captain; Robert Sutton; Thomas Reede master, 162.—The Erasmus of London, 160 t.; Ric. Mercer captain; the town of Salisbury; Sir Richard Fowler; Robt. Silverton master, 142.—Gibbes' ship, 140 t.; Gibbes captain; _master, 122.—The Margaret of Topsam, 140 t.; Jamys Knyvet captain; Stukeley; Sir Roger Lewkenor;_master, 103.—The Anne Galonte, 140 t.; Loveday captain; Sir Robt. Clifton; Robt. Nele master, 132.—The Baptist of Calais, 120 t.; Charles Clifford captain; Harry Hunte master, 102.—The Mary of Walsyngham, 120 t.; Barnard captain; Sir John Henyngham; Sir Ph. Bothe; Sir Thomas Fenes; Sir John Devenysshe; Thomas Germyne master, 102.—The Mary of Brixam, 120 t.; Calthrop captain; Sir John Heydon; Sir Jamys Hobarde; Vincent Turpyne master, 101.—The Jamys of Dartmouth, 120 t.; Goldyngham captain; Sir Edward Hawarde; Coope; Sir John Speke;_master, 107.—The Margaret Bone Aventure, 120 t.; Richard Bardisley captain; John Johnson master, 102.—The Christopher of Dartmouth, 120 t.; Vowell captain; the Bishop of London; the city of London;_master, 102.—The Julian of Dartmouth, 100 t.; George Wytwombe captain; Sir Edmund Lucy; Robt.Jonys; Sir John Hungreford;_master, 104.—The Thomas of Hull, 80 t.; William Eldircar captain; Sir Mylis Busshe; Oxynbruge;_master, 76.—The Elizabeth of New Castell, 120 t.; Lewis captain; Mr. Crocker; John Arnalde master, 122.—The Great New Spanyard, 350 t.; Throgmerton captain; Knyghtley; the town of Grauntham;_master, 301.—The second new Spanyard, 250 t.; Ichyngham captain; Coventry; Sir Thomas Greynfeld;_master, 198.—Henry of Hampton, 160 t.; West captain; Sir John Trevenyan; Sir Edward Haward; Sir William Filoll; Mr. Chichester of Devon; Sir George Forster; John Harrison master, 135.—The Swipestake, 80 t.; Toley captain; Richard Godart master, 72.—The Baptiste of Harwiche, 70 t.; Harper captain;_master, 62.—The Swalow, 80 t.; Cooke captain; John Peryn master, 72.—The bark to the Trinite; _captain; _master, 128.—The bark to the Kateryn;_captain; and_master, 108.—The bark to the Mary Rose; Sir Edward H. captain; Davison master, 68.—Leonard Friscaballis ship, 300 t.; Alexander captain; the Earl of Arundel; Sir Hugh Luttrell; Richard Cliottes master, 252.—Other ships that be not yet come, which yet above the said ships, shall join with King's army. The Peter of Foya, and two other ships of Bristowe (no particulars given).
Roll. Endd.: A boke of the Kinges Navie upon the see.
Royal MS., 14 B., XIV., B.M. 5. Detailed statement of the ships with their captains, &c., as given in § 4 (except the "second new" Spaniard and the Peter of Foya) entitled: "The charges of the army by sea of our sovereign Lord King Henry the VIII.th" for one month from 1 March, 4 Hen. VIII. to 1 April following.
[Giving in columns the names and "portage" of the ships and for each ship the names and wages of the captains and masters, the number and wages of the soldiers and names of those by whom they were furnished, the number and wages of the mariners, the number of dead shares and allotment of them among the crew from the master down to the cook's mate, the number and wages of the gunners and the monthly reward to gunners.]
The ships are arranged: Trinity Soverayn, Gabryell, Maria de Loreto, Kateryn Fortileza, Mary Rose, Peter Pondgarnet, John Hopton, Nicholas Rede, Grate Barke, Mary George, Mary Jamys, Cryste, Lesse Barke, Lezarde, Jenett Piryn, Barbara of Greenwich, An Golant, Herry of Hampton, Swopstake, Swalowe, The Barke for the Soverayn, The Barke for the Mary Rose, The Barke for the Kateryn Fortileza.
ii. Ships hired:—A ship of Brystowe, The Nichalos of Hampton, The Christopher Davy, Nicholas Draper, Elizabeth of Newcastle, Erasmus of London, Matthew Cradok, Jermayne, Sabyn, Margaret of Toppisham, Baptist of Calis, Mary of Walsingham, Mary of Bryxham, Gybbis ship, Julyan of Dertmouth, James of Dertmouth, Margaret Bonaventure, Christopher of Dertmouth, Thomas of Hull, Baptyste of Harwiche, Leonard Friscobald, Sancho de Gara, (fn. 15) Erasmus Sebastian,* Antony Mountrigo,* Sancta Maria de la Keyton,* Greate Newe Spaynyard.
A long parchment roll.
Exch. Accts., 62(12). R.O. 6. "The dedsharis of all the shippes belongyng to the Kynges army uppon the see."
[Showing how the dead shares allotted to each ship are distributed among the crew; for instance, the 38 allotted to the Trinity Sovereign are distributed thus, viz.:—the master, 7; his mate, 2; the four quartermasters, 8; their mates, 4; the boatswain, 2; his mate, 1; the coxswain, 1; his mate, ½ ; the master carpenter, 1; the under carpenter, ½ ; the calker, 1; the steward, 1; his mate, ½ ; the cook, 1; his mate, ½ ; the purser, 1; the pilots betwixt them, 6. The amount of a dead share for Englishmen is not stated, but for Spaniards is 6s.] The ships are those named in § 5 and taken in the same order, the list ending:—Great New Spaynyarde, Second New Spaynyard. The "two other ships of Bristow" to be rated by the Lord Admiral.
Pp. 10. Headed as above.
Galba B. III., 136. B.M. 7. [3983.] Henry VIII. to [ ].
Authorising payments of wages to the Lord Ferers, and his 4 captains, and 4 petty captains, to Scharant the Spaniard, and to Darelio, pilot of the Gabriell Royall. Commands him to pay them according to the rate in this letter; to Lord Ferrers 6s. 8d. a day, to 4 captains each 1s., 4 petty captains each 8d., Sir Will. Trevanyon 3s. 4d., to Scharant 18d.; to his 4 servants per month 5s., to his 2 boys 2s. 6d., to the chief surgeon 13s. 4d. per month, 8 surgeons to be named by the Admiral 10s. each and all other surgeons 8s., commencing the 11 April;—notwithstanding the specifications made in the indentures between the King and Sir Edw. Howard. This arrangement to be kept secret.
Draft, in Ruthal's hand, p. 1. Mutilated.
Ib., 137a. B.M. 8. [3982.] Notes in Wolsey's hand viz.:—
"The month's wages of Scherant and his 4 men and 2 boys, 3l. John Daryllo must be sent with the Gabriel for to be his lodys man, taking 8 ducats by the month.—Item for 50 masters and 2 pilots' coats of damask, every coat 8 yards."
P. 1.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 229, f. 120. R.O. 9. Jottings of calculations under heading of ships (21 apparently in the first month and 20 in the second), captains, soldiers, deadshares, &c., grouped in six several months. Lord Ferrers with wages of 5s. 2d. a day, John Daryllio, pilot of the Gabriell with 8 ducats a month, and Peter Seman pilot of the Katerin Forteleza, are the only names.
Pp. 8.
Exch. Accts., 62 (28). R.O. 10. Estimates of victuals viz.:—
i. "A rate for 3,000 men upon the sea, by the space of 2 months, to be provided at Southampton."
ii. "A rate of vitaill for 1,000 men upon the sea," by the week and by the month.
Large paper, pp. 2.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 229, f. 124. R.O. 11. "Divers prests prested unto the Lord Admiral and unto divers men by his warrants," viz. to Thomas Spert, master of the Mary Rose upon wages of soldiers and mariners 27l. 14d., by the hands of the said Thomas upon the making of "gables," 10l., etc. (Robert Spotill, master of the Mary George, and William Hatteclyff of Hatteclyff mentioned, among others.) Total 551l. 15s. 11½d.
1. Gaol Delivery.
Bridgenorth.—Commission to Rob. Brudenell, Wm. Grevyle, Th. Horde, Ric. Horde, Th. Hadnall, Th. Lakyn, Roland Grivenere and Ric. Corbet. Westm., 1 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 12d.
Gloucester (town).—John Coke, mayor, Rob. Brudenell, Wm. Grevyle, Wm. Cole, Wm. Hanshawe and Th. Talowe. Westm., 1 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 12d,
Home Circuit.—John Butler, John More, Wm. Marshall and John Copcote. Westm., 1 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 12d.
Home Circuit.—John Butteler, John More, Wm. Marshall and Wm. Sewall. Westm., 1 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15d.
Midland Circuit.—Humph. Conyngesby, Guy Palmes, John Jenour and Ric. Higham. Westm., 1 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15d.
Western Circuit.—Ric. Eliott, Lewis Pollard and Th. Eliott. Westm., 1 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15d. [3694.]
2. William lord Conyers and Sir Robert Drury, Councillors. Commission to settle with the Scotch commissioners for the reformation and reparation of offences in the Marches and elsewhere. Westm., 1 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Scotch Roll, 1–8 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12. Rymer XIII., 346. [[2078, 3696.]
3. John Curteys, mercer or merchant of London. Protection for one year; going in the retinue of Sir Gilbert Talbot, Deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 1 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. [3695.]
4. Robert Warcop, gentleman usher of the Chamber, and George Warcop his brother. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of bailiff of the lordship of Gaynesforthe, in the diocese of Durham; with 2d. a day. Greenwich, 25 Jan. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Feb. P.S. (in English). [3698.]
5. Justices of Assize.
Northern Circuit.—Association of Rob. Henryson and Th. Strey, with Wm. Fairfax and John Erneley. Westm., 3 Feb.
Midland Circuit.—Of John Jenour and Ric. Heigham, with Humph. Conyngesby and Guy Palmes. Westm., 3 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2. m. 5d. [3699.]
6. Brian Tuke, John Myllet, and Hugh Clopton. Licence to export 4,000 woollen cloths, counting three kerseys to one broadcloth, customs to be payable at the end of six years after shipment. Greenwich, 24 Jan. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Feb. P.S.
ii. Licence to import 1,200 tons of Toulouse woad and other merchandise and protection for five years. Greenwich, 29 Jan. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Feb. P.S. French Roll, 4 Hen. VIII. m. 7. [3700.]
7. Commissions of the Peace. See Appendix.
Dorset.—Knoll, 4 Feb.
Somerset.—Knoll, 4 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7d. [3701.]
8. Gaol Delivery.
Oxford Circuit.—Commission to Rob. Brudenell, senr., Wm. Grevyle, Rob. Brudenell, junr., and Th. Waldram. Westm., 4 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15d. [3702.]
9. Edm. Redeman. Commission to Sir Hen. Clyfford, junr., Guy Wyllesthorp, Anth. Clyfford, Rob. Warcop, Th. Blenkynsop, and Edm. Samforth to make inquisition in Westmoreland concerning the lands and heir of Edm. Redeman, deceased. Westm., 4 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5d. [3703.]
10. William Compton. To be, for life, verger before the King or his lieutenant at the feast of St. George, in Windsor Castle, with 12d. a day, from Michaelmas, 3 Hen. VIII., vice Hugh Denys, who died 30 Dec. 3 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 31 Jan. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Feb. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 11. [3704.]
11. Sir Gilbert Talbot. Grant, in tail male, of the manor of Byrfeld Abbot, alias Birfeld, Berks, forfeited by John earl of Lincoln, temp. Hen. VII. Greenwich, 3 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Feb. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 11. [3705.]
12. Sir Robert Drury. Exemption from serving on juries, &c. Del. Westm., 5 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. [3707.]
13. Richard Fermour, merchant of the Staple of Calais. Licence to export 600 sacks of wool from any English port to ultramontane parts through and beyond the Straits of Marok; paying, for all dues, 4 mks. a sack at the end of six years after shipment. Del. 5 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll, 4 Hen. VIII. m. 11. [3708.]
14. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix.
Worcestershire.—Knoll, 5 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7d. [3709.]
15. Francis de Vechiano of Pisa, and Urbanus Parensis of Lucca, merchants. Licence to import 300 tons of Toulouse woad. Del. Knoll, 6 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B.
ii. Licence to import all kind of merchandize, excepting Gascon wine, for five years. Del. Knoll, 6 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll, 4 Hen. VIII. m. 6. [3710.]
16. John Philips of Rattrewe, Devon. Protection; going in the suite of Edmund Howard. Westm., 6 Feb. French Roll, 4 Hen. VIII. m. 6. [3711.]
17. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix.
Gloucestershire.—Westm., 6 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7d. [3712.]
18. George earl of Shrewsbury. Wardship of Margaret Vernon, widow, alias Margaret Talbot, formerly wife of Thomas, son and heir of Sir William Chaworth, a daughter of John Talbot late earl of Shrewsbury; with custody of her possessions in Derb, Notts, Herts, Bucks, Oxon, and Wilts, from 21 Sept. 1 Hen. VII., she having been a lunatic from that date. Del. Knoll, 7 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 11. [3713.]
19. Arthur Plantagenet, squire for the Body. Protection, as he is going to sea in the King's service. Westm., 8 Feb. French Roll, 4 Hen. VIII. m. 6. [3714.]
20. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix.
Salop.—Westm., 9 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 5d. [3715.]
21. John Bradwell, prior of the Holy Trinity, Aldgate, London. Grant of the issues of the temporalities of the said priory from the last vacancy, caused by death of Thomas Percy, prior. Del. Dover, 10 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21. [3716.]
22. William Stevenson. To export so much woollen cloth, tin, lead, leather and other merchandise (except wool and woolfells) as will yield in custom 2,000l., and to import as much; paying the customs and subsidies at the end of six years after shipment. Greenwich, 2 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Dover, 10 Feb. P.S. French Roll, 4 Hen. VIII. m. 6. [3717.]
23. Michael Nevyll. Licence to alienate the manor and advowson of Gothurst, Bucks, to Th. Stafford, Rob Marbury, senr., Ric. Burton, John. Marbury, clk., Rob. Marbury, junr., Th. Goldsmyth, John Lenton, and Th. Lycchefeld, and their heirs, to be regranted to the said Michael and Joan his wife, and the heirs in tail of the said Michael, with remainder to his right heirs. Westm., 11 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen: VIII. p. 2, m. 14. [3719.]
24. John Peyto. Licence to alienate lands in Chesterton, Warw., to Wm. Tracy, senr., Wm. Tracy, junr., John Baynham, Th. Baynham, and Wm. Throgmerton; to hold during the life of Margaret, wife of the said John Peyto, to the use of himself, his wife, and his heirs. Westm., 12 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 11. [3720.]
25. John Hooper. Request to the Lord Chancellor by Richard earl of Kent for a protection according to the Statute of 3 Hen. VIII. for John Hooper of Morton, Devon, yeoman, whom he has retained to serve in the wars over sea. London, 12 Feb. S.B. (signed; R. Kent). [3721.]
26. Thomas earl of Surrey, Treasurer of England, Thomas lord Howard, Sir Edward Howard, and Sir Thomas Bullein. Pardon and release of all demands in respect of the lands of John Grey viscount Lisle, deceased, which came into Henry VII.'s hands on the death of the said John, in consequence of the minority of Elizabeth Grey viscountess Lisle, his daughter and heir; also release to Antony Windesore, as receiver of the same. Del. Westm., 12 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. (defaced). Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 30. [3722.]
27. Musters. Commissions as principal captains against the threatened invasion of the King of France in this present February, viz.:—
Somerset and Dorset.—To John Bourchier lord Fitzwaren and Henry lord Daubeney.
Hants.—Lord Awdeley, Sir William Sands, and Sir John Lysle.
Wilts.—Sir Walter Hungreford, Sir Edward Darell, and Sir John Seymour. Del. Canterbury, 12 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9d.
ii. To the sheriffs of Somerset and Dorset to make proclamations that against a French invasion this present February every man between sixty and sixteen be ready in harness at one hour's warning to resort to such places as shall be assigned by the King's commissioners especially Lord Fitzwaren and Lord Daubeney, who are appointed to lead the whole shire. Del. Canterbury, 12 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. [3723.]
28. Justices of Assize.
Western Circuit.—Association of Thos. Elyot and Thos. Fitzhugh with Ric. Elyot and Lewis Pollerd. Westm., 12 Feb.
Norfolk Circuit.—Of Wm. Mordaunt with Sir John Fyneux and Sir Robt. Rede. Westm., 12 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 19d. [3724.]
29. Priory of St. John Baptist of Bedford. Inspeximus and conf. of:—
Pat. 29 April, 7 Edw. IV. (p. 1, m. 16), conf.:—
Ch. of Hen. II.
Westm., 12 Feb. [4 Hen. VIII. In margin: Vac. quia debet irrotulari in anno tercio H. viij.]. Conf. roll 47, No. 15.
30. Prior and Convent of Thorney. Congéd'élire on resignation of Richard Holbech, late abbot. Greenwich, 31 Jan. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 13 Feb. P.S.
ii. Petition for the same, to be presented by Brother Robert Mowlton. 19 Jan. 1512. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2. m. 11. [3725.]
31. Thomas Bankes. Fiat for a commission, for one month, to provide lanterns and lantern makers for the use of the ships of the King's army at sea. Del. Canterbury, 13 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. (addressed to the Clerk of the Crown by William Hatteclyff, victualler of the ships).
32. Thomas lord Dacre of Greistok and Nicholas West, LL.D., Dean of Windsor, Councillors. Commission as ambassadors to treat with James king of Scots for the settlement of differences. Teste Canterbury, 15 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. Scotch Roll, 1–8 Hen. VIII. m. 13. Rymer, XIII., 347. [3726.]
33. Reginald Wolvedon and John Tregian. Grant, in survivorship, from 21 April, 1 Hen. VIII., of six tenements in Bucklersbury, in the parish of St. Mary of the Colchurche, London, called Charleton's lands, forfeited by attainder of Sir Richard Charleton, 1 Hen. VII. Greenwich, 6 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 15 Feb. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7. [3727.]
34. Master and Fellows of St. Katharine's Hall, Cambridge. Mortmain licence to acquire lands to the annual value of 10l. Greenwich, 5 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 15 Feb. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2. m. 11. [3729.]
35. Wm. Hades and Wm. Tego. Fiat for separate commissions for two months to provide wheat, empty vessels and other necessaries for victualling the army. Del. Canterbury, 15 Feb. ao 4. S.B. (addressed to the Clerk of the Crown by Wm. Hatteclyff, victualler of the army).
(2) The commissions, dated Canterbury, 15 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 26d. [3728.]
36. Robert Sheperd, yeoman of the Chamber, dwelling in Middlesex. Mandate to repair with his bow and arrows to the King. Greenwich, 16 Feb. S.B. (signature stamped: with mem. that this letter was delivered to the Lord Chancellor, 3 May. 5 Hen. VIII., when Sheppard desired letters patent of protection, according to the Act, as going with the King in his wars). [3730.]
37. Victualling. Fiats (dated Canterbury, 16 Feb.) addressed by Wm. Hatteclyff, victualler of the army, to the Clerk of the Crown, for commissions, for two months, viz.:—To Th. Beversham of Walberswik, to provide empty vessels, as "wynefoists," &c., for holding beer and beef.
ii. To the same to take mariners, for the Thomas of Walberswik, retained for the victualling.
iii. To John Brown of Brikilsey to take mariners for the Kateryn Prowe, likewise retained.
(2) The commissions. Canterbury, 10 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII., p. 2. m. 26d. [3733.]
38. Christopher Duperier, native of Bearn alias of Gascony. Denization for life. Greenwich, 11 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury. 16 Feb. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 11. [3734.]
39. John Heron, treasurer of the Chamber. Custody of the lands and wardship and marriage of Anne, daughter and heir of John Fitz William, of the country of York. Greenwich, 6 Jan. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 17 Feb. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 13. [3735.]
40. John Heron, treasurer of the Chamber. Custody of lands and wardship and marriage of Anne and Alice, daughters and heirs of Humphrey Warner. Greenwich, 5 Jan. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 17 Feb. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 13. [3736.]
41. Sir Ralph Verney, chamberlain to the Princess of Castile, the King's sister, and John Verney his son. Grant, in survivorship, of the keepership of Bekley park, Oxon., with herbage, &c., at an annual rent of 5l. Greenwich, 24 Jan. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 18 Feb. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 28. [3738.]
42. John Sandford, yeoman of the Guard. To be bailiff of the lordship of Hutton Panell alias Panell Hutton, Yorksh., for life, with 2d. a day. Greenwich, 13 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 18 Feb. P.S. (in English). Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 13. [3739.]
43. John Sandford, yeoman of the Guard. To be keeper of the park of Bellister, Northumb., vice Gerard Blynkyngsope, deceased, with fees out of the lordship of Blemeller, Northumb. Greenwich, 3 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 18 Feb. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 13. [3740.]
44. Nicholas Balby, native of Venice. Denization for life. Greenwich, 3 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Dover, 18 Feb. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21. [3741.]
45. William FitzWilliam. To be, for life, master of the harriers, with 12d. a day out of the issues of the counties of Bedford and Buckingham, and wages for the King's hunts and expenses of a horse and puture for the dogs (viz. wages of one yeoman "barners" at 4d. a day and 3¼d. for the King's horse in his keeping, two yeomen "barners" and two yeomen "veautres" at 2d. a day, and two grooms at 1½d., and puture of 36 running dogs and 9 greyhounds each at 1¼ a day) out of the ulnage in cos. Soms. and Dors.; in reversion after Sir Wm. Willoughby, who holds the office by pat. 15 Oct. 1 Hen. VII., as John Wroth previously held it. Del. Canterbury, 18 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. (mutilated). Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 13. [3742.]
46. John Steyke or Steke, of Thakstede, Essex. Pardon as late escheator of Essex and Herts; and release to him and to the heirs of James Kelom, of St. Clement's Danes without Temple Bar, and George Bankes late of Shenfeld, Essex, of their recognizance for 40l. made 29 Oct. 21 Hen. VII. Greenwich, 13 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 19 Feb. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 14. [3743.]
47. Gaol Delivery.
Northampton (town).—Roger Boold, the mayor, Wm. Compton, Wm. Gascoigne, John Saxby, and John Parvyn. Westm., 20 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 12d. [3745.]
48. John Cavalcanti and Francis de Bardi, merchants of Florence. Licence to retain, for five years, the customs on all their merchandize exported and imported within 18 months from 1 Oct. 4 Hen. VIII., to the amount of 1,000l. Del. Canterbury, 20 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll, 4 Hen. VIII. m. 7. [3746.]
49. Ambrose and Peter de Grote, merchants of Andwarp in Brabant. Protection, for one year, going in the retinue of Sir Gilbert Talbot, Deputy of Calais. Del. Canterbury, 21 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll; 4 Hen. VIII. m. 6. [3747.]
50. Lord Fitzwater. Letters missive appointing him to pass over to France with the King, with 50 archers' and 50 bills; and to send before April next for money for their coats and conduct. Greenwich, 23 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. (copy with note that it was shown to the Chancellor 10 May, 5 Hen. VIII., in order that Fitzwauter might have protection according to the Act of 3 Hen. VIII.). [3750.]
51. Sub-prior and convent of the Holy Trinity and St. Frideswide, Oxford. Congé d'élire on resignation of William Chedill, late prior. Greenwich, 20 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 24 Feb. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21.
ii. Petition for the above; to be presented by Thomas Pyne. 9 Feb. 1512. [3753.]
52. Master John Davenport, M.A. Presentation to the church of Flamestede, dioc. Linc., vice Master William Suthworth, M.A., resigned. Greenwich, 1 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 25 Feb. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 13. [3754.]
53. Peter Corsy, Francis and Peter Francis de Bardi, merchants of Florence. Protection and defence, given by advice of the Council, to trade with England for 10 years. Greenwich, 20 Jan. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 27 Feb. P.S. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 3. [3756.]
54. Victualling of the Army. Commission for Wm. Hatteclyff of Hatteclyff, Linc., and John Henkyn, to provide wheat, salt fish, &c. Canterbury, 28 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 26d. [3757.]
55. Wm. Cocke. Inspeximus and exemplification, at the request of Wm. Cocke, of Barton near Bury St. Edmund's, of a schedule brought in by writ of certiorari 25 Jan. 4 Hen. VIII. to Richard Edon, clerk of the King's council, as to the appearance of the said William in the Star Chamber on Tuesday, 19 Nov. 2 Hen. VIII.; showing that he appeared daily from 19 to 28 Nov. when licensed to depart. Westm., 28 Feb. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 17. [3758.]
56. Richard Smyth. Corrody in the monastery of Barnewell, Camb., surrendered by Robert Smyth. Greenwich, 22 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 28 Feb. P.S. [3759.]
57. Earl of Shrewsbury, steward of the Household. Commission (he being appointed to pass over sea with the King, as governor of part of the army royal) to retain as many men, under the degree of a baron, in cos. Derby, Staff, and Salop, and elsewhere, as he can get, and to take the leading of the persons lately prepared in the said counties by virtue of commissions of array. Del. Canterbury, 28 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English). Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10d. [3760.]
58. William Compton. Grant, in tail, of the custody of a place in the parish of Chikwell, in the forest of Waltham, called Potelles, alias Lang-fordes Place, with lodge annexed, and the manor and lordship of Wike, Middx., which came into the hands of Edw. IV. in consequence of the minority of Edward, son of George late duke of Clarence, forfeited by attainder of the said Edward; also an inn called Lovelles Inne, in Paternoster Row, in the parish of St. Faith, London; the manor of Aldewyncle, Northt., called Holandes Maner, with a wood there called "Bareshanke," with 24 acres of meadow in Brantsy, and 24 acres of meadow in Swylling-holne in Aldewyncle; the manor of Deyncourte, Bucks, with view of frank-pledge and a court held there every three weeks; forfeited by attainder of Francis viscount Lovel, 1 Hen. VII., with all lands of the said Francis in London, Aldewyncle, Brantsy, Swyllingholne in Aldewyncle and Deyncourte. Also the manors of Rukholde, Cobhams, and Rifehams, Essex, forfeited by attainder of Sir Richard Charleton. The premises were granted by Henry VII. in tail male to Sir John Risley, who died without heir male. Greenwich, 17 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 28 Feb. P.S. Pat. 4 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15. [3761.]


  • 1. Inchgarvie.
  • 2. To the Holy Land.
  • 3. François d'Orleans, Duke of Longueville, Comte de Dunois, died 12 Feb., 1513.—Anselme, I, p. 215.
  • 4. No. 1665.
  • 5. Thos. Dalby, archdeacon of Richmond, 1506–26.
  • 6. Wolsey held the prebend of Bugthorpe in York cathedral from 1512 to 1514.
  • 7. Wolsey was dean of York from 19 Feb. 1513 to 6 April 1514.
  • 8. On 18 Feb. according to No. 1650.
  • 9. Blank in original.
  • 10. The Santa Maria de Loretto.
  • 11. Corrections with an asterisk are in the King's hand.
  • 12. The names of these ships and their captains are added by the King.
  • 13. Entry struck out.
  • 14. Added by Wolsey.
  • 15. The tonnage paid to these Spaniards is at the rate of 1s. 33/8d. per ton, to the rest of the hired ships 1s. per ton.