Henry VIII: May 1513, 21-31

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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May 1513

21 May.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 4, f. 67. R.O.
1912. [4103.] RICHARD [FOX] BP. OF WINCHESTER to WOLSEY.
No ships have come from the Admiral, Sandwich, or London. Hopes they will come, as the 15th day of June is at hand, when he must be at Dover. Thinks the King's ward will not have completely passed till the 30th of that month. He may possibly be among the last. Wishes Wolsey's opinion. Desires Brian Tuke may write, as Wolsey is so much occupied. My Lord of Devonshire has been with his mother since before Mid Lent. She wishes to know whether he should remain with her, or be sent to the King to Calais, "and then to go by the King's ordinance and sending to the Prince of Castell." The Captain of the Isle of Wight desires Wolsey's favor in the matter now before him. Some of my Lord Lisle's captains desire wages for their folks that shall attend on their carriages to Calais. John Dawtrey will write the rest. Wants empty pipes for the beer. "I fear that the pursers will deserve hanging for this matter." There shall be beer enough, if pipes may be had, "which I pray God send us with speed, and soon deliver you of your outrageous charge and labor; and else ye shall have a cold stomach, little sleep, pale visage, and a thin belly, cum rara egestione: all which, and as deaf as a stock, I had when I was in your case." Hampton, 21 May.
Hol., pp. 2. Addressed: "To my brother the King's almoner."
21 May.
Ib., f. 68. R.O.
1913. [4104.] JOHN DAWTREY to WOLSEY.
This morning Mr. Belknappe came for 14 days' wages for my Lord Lisle's retinue. According to the Council's letter, must pay them for one month at their going to sea, and for this he lacks money; it goes away very fast here many ways. Spoke yesterday with two pursers from the army. He of the John Baptist promised to bring 90 empty pipes, whereas the rate shows he had beer for three months (756 pipes), of which ten weeks are spent, so that he should now have 590 empty foysts. This shows the outrageous lack. A great part of the foists had been burned. Master Wylshier would not suffer any hoys to bring over the pipes and the fish which they have in Flanders. Hampton, 21 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To, &c., Master Wulcy, the Kinges amner.
21 May.
Vesp. F., XIII., 127. B.M.
1914. T. LORD DARCY to HENRY VIII. (fn. 1)
Forwards copy of a letter from Berwick. Spies report that the Scots hope to have safe communication with France because the English fleet keeps together; and they mean to disturb England in the absence of the King's army. Never were so great a number of Scots in England. Temple Newsom, 21 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
21 May.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 4, f. 69. R.O.
1915. [4105.] THOMAS LORD DARCY to WOLSEY.
Has written to the King of all occurrents on the Marches. If some ships lay at Dover, and some upon the North Seas, thinks they would win honour. Begs he may have knowledge, by Mr. Lister, if the King delay his passage over sea beyond the 15 June. Will find it expensive if his company lies long about London. "Written at Tempilnewsum your cabin," 21 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: "To the right worshipful Mr. Amsner unto the Kyng is grace."
Spanish
Transcr., I., 5, f. 230. R.O.
1916. FERDINAND KING OF ARAGON.
Instructions for Pedro de Quintana sent to France (a mission, so secret that none but the King and Queen of France, Cardinal _ (blank) and Robertet must even suspect it) to accept the Cardinal of Santa Croce's proposal of a marriage of the Infante Ferdinand with Princess Renée upon conditions (specified). Will, if required, conclude a defensive alliance with France, but does not wish the King of England or any other prince mentioned by name. Proposed destruction of Venice. France and Ferdinand to constitute themselves perpetual defenders of Pope Leo X. and the Holy Church. Begs the King of France to conclude with him an article binding each always to observe peace and brotherhood with the Emperor and the King of England and to endeavour to reconcile disputes between any two of the four of them. This to show by what feelings they are animated. The peace he wishes to conclude with France is to be a firm and durable alliance, and Pedro Navaro, the Marquis of Bitonto and Marquis of Telay must be released as soon as it is Signed. It ought to be signed at once, in secret, and the King of France should permit him to be the first to inform his allies, the Pope, Emperor and England of it. As soon as the treaty is signed, Quintana shall despatch the letter he has for Hieronymo de Vich.
In case the Emperor and England make difficulty about the general league, Ferdinand and France should send special ambassadors to get the Pope's promise that, if chosen, by France, umpire between France on the one part and the Emperor and King of England on the other, he will not pronounce his verdict until it has been approved by France and Ferdinand. Upon that promise France should immediately choose the Pope as umpire, and if the Emperor or England should refuse such arbitration the Pope and General Council could proceed against them.
Quintana shall tell the King of France that the King of England and his Councillors have almost forced Ferdinand's ambassador to sign a new treaty of alliance against France, although they knew he was ordered not to conclude it. Has not ratified that treaty because he has always desired friendship with France.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 12. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II (No. 104), where is also described a draft of the projected treaty (No. 105).
21 May.
Ib., f. 238. R.O.
1917. FERDINAND KING OF ARAGON to HIERONYMO DE VICH, his Ambassador in Rome.
Desires the present pontificate to be distingished by peace among Christians and war with Infidels. His desire that the Venetians should make peace with the Emperor, and that the Italian princes should make a league, which alone can prevent the French invading Italy, has been frustrated and the Venetians have made alliance with France. The King of England has made a truce or peace with France, without including either the Emperor or Ferdinand, which enables France to send an army to conquer Milan, where the people are dissatisfied with their Duke for failing to defend them or take the castles of Milan and Cremona from the French. [The King of England professes an intention to invade France and yet will not conclude a treaty with Ferdinand respecting such an invasion. More-over he has obstinately refused to fulfil his old treaty with Ferdinand, whose ambassador he has forced to sign a treaty which he knew that Ferdinand had forbidden. This shows that he is not in earnest and thinks, by frightening France, to make a profitable peace.] (fn. 2)
Under these circumstances, Ferdinand thinks that the Pope, Emperor and he should come to an understanding with France, the latter renouncing all rights on Milan, Genoa and Piacenza in favour of a marriage of his daughter Renée with the Infante Ferdinand and entrusting them to the writer's keeping until the marriage. Venetians and Milan. The King of England, who has already consented to a separate peace or truce with France, will profit, as the Emperor and Ferdinand have made it a condition that France satisfy that King's demands. He will therefore receive his pensions and be allowed to give Scotland any government he likes.
These reasons have induced him to conclude a treaty (copy enclosed) between the Pope, Emperor, France, Spain, England (if he likes) and Prince Charles. The Pope should immediately promote a league of Italian princes, to prevent the French returning to Italy, and write to the Emperor and King of England exhorting them to make peace and send ambassadors to Rome where the treaty is to be signed. * * *
Draft endorsed: France, Valladolid, 21 May, 1513. Quintana took this despatch in cipher with him in order to send it as soon as the treaty of peace was concluded.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 9. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 106.
23 May.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 4, f. 71. R. O.
1918. [4110.] PONYNGES and WINGFIELD.
Declaration of the account of Sir Edward Ponynges and Sir Richard Wingfield, "joint commissioners" in Flanders for retaining men of war, for money received of Sir Gilbert Talbot, "lieutenant deputy" of Calais:—
Received, 28 March 4 Hen. VIII., by Thos. Partriche, Ponynges' servant, 9,864l. 8s. 6d. Fl., "making sterlyng after the rate of the tabull of Cales" 7,000l.; _ (blank) May 5 Hen. VIII., by Lancaster herald, 2,000l. st. Whereof paid to Walhayn, Ligne and Bastard Aymery, lords of Flanders retained to serve with 1,600 horsemen, and to Christopher Count van Hellenbourgh, Robenet of Cales and other captains with 2,000 footmen, 3,570l. 14½d. Paid for necessaries, as gifts and rewards to messengers, spies and others, 103l. 6s. Paid for harness 53l. 16s. 5½d. Of the remainder 5,081l. 3s. 8d. is delivered to Wingfield, 23 May 5 Hen. VIII. and 191l. 12s. 8d. remains with Poynynges.
Large paper, pp. 2.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 5, f. 65. R. O. 2. [4478.] Declaration made by Sir Edw. Ponynges, controller of the Household, and Sir Ric. Wynkfeld, joint commissioners in Flanders, of the monies received by them from Sir Gilbert Talbot, Deputy of Calais, and of payment of the same for soldiers employed in the King's army against France, viz. 9,964l. 8s. 6d. Fl. in divers coins (specified) received 28 March 4 Hen. VIII., by the hands of Ponynges, servant, Thomas Pertrych; of which they advanced 5,004l. 6s. 8d. Fl. to divers lords of Flanders, spent 222l. 11s. 10d. Fl. in gifts and rewards and of the remainder Ponynges, at his "coming away," left 4,366l. 0s. 5½d. with Wynkfeld and retains 271l. 9s. 6½d. Fl.
Pp. 2.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 5, f. 65. R. O. 3. [4481.] "The King's money received by the hands of Thomas Perderyche of Master Deputy of Calais," viz. 8,360 crowns of the sun valued at 4s. 3d.=1,776l. 10s. st.; royals of England to the value of 741l. 10d.; half royals=247l. 10s.; quarter royals=33l. 7s. 6d.; ducats, 8,286 at 4s. 7d. (but 550 of them are ducats de Camera and not worth so much)=1,898l. 17s. 6d.; royals, nobles and half nobles=181l. 3s. 4d.; old crowns, 229, at 4s. 2d.; golden gylderns, 1,734 at 3s. 4d.; also Utryche gyldens at 2s. 11d., Ghuelmus gyldens at 3s. 6d., old nobles of England at 9s., Scutkyns at 4s. 1d., Saluytts at 4s. 5d., Lewys at 5s. 3d., Andreas gyldens at 3s. 5½d., Phillippus gyldens at 2s. 10d., Ryders at 4s. 7d., and Toyzons at 6s., amounting in all to 1,784l. 7s. 6d. Total 7,000l. st. "after the rate of the table of Calais."
ii. The valuation in Flanders of such money as hereafter followeth, viz. crowns of the sun at 6s. 1d. Fl.; royals of England at 14s. 2d. Fl.; ducats at 6s. 6d. Fl.; ducats de Camera at 6s. 3d. Fl.; nobles of England at 9s. 5d. Fl.; old crowns at 5s. 11d. Fl.; golden gyldens at 4s. 8d. Fl.; Utryche gyldens at 4s. Fl.; Ghuelmus gyldens at 4s. 10d. Fl.; old nobles at 12s. 6d. Fl.; Scutkyns at 5s. 11d. Fl.; Saluyttes at 6s. 3d. Fl.; Lewys of gold at 7s. 4d. Fl.; Andreas gyldens at 4s. 10d. Fl.; Philippus gyldens at 4s. 2d. Fl.; Ryders at 6s. 6d. Fl.; Toyzons at 8s. 4d.
Pp. 4. Addressed: [To] the King's most noble grace. Endorsed: Money received by Thomas Partridge. Divers other things concerning the war and payments of money.
23 May.
Sp. Transcr., I., 5, f. 243. R. O.
1919. FERDINAND KING OF ARAGON to GABRIEL DE ORTI.
Since his departure Jaques, valet de chambre of the Queen of France, has brought letters to Ferdinand and his Queen urging a marriage of Madame Renée with the Infante Ferdinand. Jaques will return in two days with answer desiring the Queen of France to have the treaty of peace and marriage written, but it will take him 20 days to reach Blois. It is not only Card. Santa Croce who proposes this marriage. Orti shall tell the King and Queen of France that, although the King of England has declined to observe the truce, he himself will abide by it and hopes still to induce the King of England thereto. The King of France has written to Queen Germaine to promote a general peace of Christendom. Valladolid, 23 May 1513.
Spanish. Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 2. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, Nos. 107–8.
Egerton MS., 544, f. 348b. B.M. 2. Another modern copy.
Pp. 4.
24 May.
Stowe MS., 146, f. 60. B.M.
1920. ARMOUR.
Indenture, 18 May 5 Hen. VIII., witnessing receipt by Edward Gylleforde, master of the King's armoury, from John Cavolcante, merchant stranger, in the name of Robert Bolte, grocer, of 1,700 complete harness for footmen. Signed: Edward Guldefford.
Small paper, p. 1.
Ib., f. 61. B.M. 2. Bolt's receipt, 20 May 5 Hen. VIII., from John Daunce, of 1,360l., the price of the above harness. Signed.
P. 1.
Ib., 62. B.M. 3. Bolt's receipt, 24 May 5 Hen. VIII., for 1,040l. for other 1,300 harnesses for footmen delivered to John Blewbery in the King's armoury. Signed.
P. 1.
24 May.
Exch. Accts., 202 (26). R. O.
1921. CALAIS.
Indenture, 28 May 3 Hen. VIII., witnessing that John Bingham, customer at the Lantron Gate in Calais, and John Randall, his deputy, have delivered to Walter Coolepeper, under-marshal of Calais, Th. Decon and Th. Boote, upon Privy Seal dated Greenwich, 14 May 3 Hen. VIII., money received from merchants of the Staple for toll at 4d. the sack of wool and 4d. the 100 fells, viz. on 25 June 1511 and other dates (specified) down to 24 May 5 Hen. VIII., various sums, in all 439l. 14d. Signed: Waltur Colepepyr; Thom's Deykyn; Thomas Boote.
Vellum.
24 May.
Calig B. VI., 67. B.M. Ellis., 1 S. I., 76.
1922. [4112.] JAMES IV. to HENRY VIII.
Sends by "our herald the bearer," a copy of the truce between France and Spain made on the 1 April, wherein the Emperor and England for the King of Aragon, the Duke of Gueldres and James IV. for France, are comprehended if they desire it. France has written to him to enter if England does. Wishes to be informed without delay of Henry's mind, that he may treat for further amity and instruct the Bp. of Murray, now beyond sea, to "do his uter besines, the forsaid treuxis pendant, for universale peax and expedicioun aganis the Infidelis." Surely Henry's late Admiral, "quha decessit to his grete honour," was a greater loss to him than the winning of all the French galleys would have been an advantage. The valiant knights, who will perish on both sides if war continue, had better be engaged against the enemies of Christ. Begs Henry to take this in good part, for verily he is sorry for this loss, "throu acquentance we had of his fader, that noble knitht, wha convoyt oure derrest fallow the Qwene unto ws." "Given under our signet at our palace of Edinburgh," 24 May. Signed.
Broadsheet, p. 1. Add.
24 May.
R.T., 141, f. 120. R. O. Schanz, Englische Handelspolitik, II., 216.
1923. MART AT ANTWERP.
Proclamation against selling English cloths in Middelburg during the mart at Antwerp. Brussels, 24 May 1513. Signed by Margaret and Secretary Hanneton.
Dutch. Modern copy from Antwerp, pp. 4.
25 May.
Titus B. IV., 109. B.M.
1924. [4119.] LADY MARGARET POLE.
Form of acknowledgment by Thomas Wolcy, the King's Almoner, of the receipt, by Thomas Hall his servant, from Lady Margaret Pole, sister of Edward late Earl of Warwick, of 1,000l. for the first payment of 5,000 marks granted, of her benevolence, towards the King's wars, "for his high and great goodness showed unto her, as restoring her to the inheritance of her said brother." 25 May 5 Hen. VIII. Not signed.
P. 1. See No. 1987.
25 May.
Lettres de Louis XII., iv., 133. Le Glay, Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., II., 152.
1925. MAXIMILIAN to MARGARET OF SAVOY.
The English ambassador tells him that the King will be, with his army and artillery, on this side the sea on the 27th inst. Gathers that they will land and make straight for Boulogne, and although the King has not asked his advice he wishes her to show him, from the Emperor, that the town of Nostre Dame de Boulongne is very strong "tant de bonnes et grosses doulues qui sont à l'entour d'icelle ville, comme de gens," for it is the country which produces the best men of war of France. The King should land at Crotoy, where he will have the tides to bring artillery and necessaries to the army "par le guect et petis pontz qu'il peult faire légièrement," and from thence draw towards St. Quentin, which is not strong and where he may have supplies from the country of the Somme. Will join him with a good number of horse and foot provided that he keep his promise of the money. After St. Quentin he shall have victuals from Cambray, Cambresis and Valenciennes, and march to Montlhery, where Duke Charles had a great victory, and where the French must fight. Another route from Crotoy is through the flat country of Normandy to Brittany. At Crotoy the tide is low for three hours and high for nine hours out of the twelve; and although the ground is firm enough for a man or a little horse, a bridge, to be used when the tide is out, is necessary for great horses and men of arms. Thirty years ago he was proposing to go that way and took advice of the gentlemen of Artois and Hainault. His father-in-law, Duke Charles, once came on this side the Somme and thought to carry Amiens by assault, but the bridge he used was not good, and he lost many men. He then crossed the river at Fonsson and ravaged Normandy. Augsburg, 25 May 1513.
French.
26 May. 1926. SIR HENRY WYATT
Treasurer of the Jewels. See GRANTS IN MAY, No. 92.
26 May.
Stowe MS., 146, f. 63. B.M.
1927. ARMOUR.
Warrant to John Daunce to pay Wm. Gurre, the King's armourer, 99l. 14s., due by bill annexed. Greenwich, 26 May 5 Hen. VIII. Signed and sealed.
Small parchment, p. 1
Ib., 64. B.M. 2. The bill above referred to, viz. for 36 items mainly for carriage and cleaning of harness between December and April. It includes the cost of bringing 22 armourers, by boat, to Greenwich on St. George's Even, and 35 others on the Tuesday following.
Parchment, p. 1.
26 [May].
S.P. Hen. VIII., 4, f. 70. R. O.
1928. [5755.] JOHN DAWTREY to WOLSEY.
Has shown Mr. Wyndham, the treasurer of the King's army by sea, that he has for him 6,000l., being two months' wages for the army, and 500l. surplus. Wyndham requires more. Desires instructions from Wolsey how to act. Has enough to pay both him and Lord Lyle. At Hampton, the 26th day, at 5 p.m.
P.S.—"The Spaniards, with victual from London, be not yet come."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To Master Wulcy, the Kynges amner. Endd.
26 May.
Lettres de Louis XII., iv., 137. Le Glay, Négoc. entre la France et l'Autriche, I., 520.
1929. LOUIS XII. to MARGARET OF SAVOY.
Has received her letters by De Genly, his councillor and chamberlain. Understands that the people of Flanders intend to assist the English with cavalry from Haynau and Brabant, as well as ships, contrary to the peace and friendship which has always existed between him and the house of Flanders. If Charles the Prince of Castile were of age, would summon him to serve against the English as a peer of France and his vassal. Wishes therefore to know her intention. Has written likewise to the towns of Flanders and Artois. Estampes, 26 May.
French.
26 May.
Add. MS. 28,572, f. 120. B.M. Lanz, Corresp. Karl V., i., 1.
1930. THE SAME to CHARLES PRINCE OF CASTILE.
To like effect. Estampes, 26 May.
French. Modern copy, pp. 2.
26 May.
Sanuto, XVI., 325.
1931. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 4 June 1513.]
From Ambassador Marco Dandolo, Paris, 26 May.—The King of England invades France with 30,000 combatants, and the Most Christian Majesty has 2,000 lances and goes against him in person. He has 700 lances in Navarre, 10,000 Swiss are already come, and he will have in all 20,000 foot.* * *
Italian.
27 May.
Exch. Dipl. Doct., 745. R. O.
1932. [4129.] ANTHONY COUNT FAULCONBERG.
Acknowledgment by Anthony count Fauquenberghue baron de Lygne, lord of Belleolell, Monstroell, Relly, &c., of 3,000 crowns received from the King of England by the hands of Sir Gilbert Talbot, Deputy of Calais, in order to raise a force for the taking of the castle of Boghan, now in the hands of the French King. Belloeile in Hainault, 27 May 1513.
Lat. Vell. Signed and sealed.
27 May.
Sp. Trans., I., 5, f. 245. R. O.
1933. FERDINAND KING OF ARAGON to QUINTANA.
Wrote two days ago by Peti Juan. To-day received a letter from Pedro de Urea, dated Augsburg, 12 May, that he and an ambassador of the Emperor were coming to Spain with the Emperor's power to ratify the truce. Quintana shall tell the King and Queen this and get the time for ratification prolonged. (fn. 3) A peace between France, Spain and the Emperor would be very advantageous. Will conclude a separate peace if the Emperor refuses. He shall ask whether Madame Renée will be delivered as security, and write the answer with speed together with all he can learn about England. In Germany and Italy he is suspected of entertaining an ambassador in France, viz., Gabriel de Orti. Quintana may send Orti back if he thinks advisable. Valladolid, 27 May 1513.
Modern transcript from Simancas, pp. 2. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. II, No. 109.
[No. 110 is an instruction for Commander Muxica, who was sent to France about the same matter.]
Egerton MS., 544. f. 297. B.M. 2. Another modern copy.
Pp. 2.
28 May.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 4, f. 73. R. O.
1934. [4130.] HENRY VIII
Commission for Anthony de Ligne Count de Faucomberge to levy troops in the dominions of the Emperor and Prince of Castile against the French, in accordance with an instruction delivered to his maître d'hotel now with the King. Greenwich, 28 May 1513, ao 5 Hen. VIII.
French. Modern copy, p. 1
S.P. Hen. VIII., 229, f. 172. R. O. 2. "The appointment and retainer of the lord Walham" by Sir Edw. Ponynges, comptroller of the Household, and Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, marshal of Calais, the King's ambassadors.
Detailing the pay due to his 800 horsemen and their officers (not named), the money advanced to him upon his muster taken at Owderwyk for their month's wages beginning 15 June 5 Hen. VIII., and what "ye must content and pay to the said lord Walham" within five or six days after his "arrival into the army," as shown by the book of musters which remains in Lancaster's hands.
ii. The like for the lord Bastard Dameryes with 250 horsemen.
iii. The like for George Carlewich, captain of the Almains footmen, retained by Wyngfeld.
Pp. 6. Each page signed: Wyngfeld R
28 May.
Campbell Chart., VIII., 20. B.M.
1935. [4131.] ARMOUR.
Receipt by Guido Portenary, merchant of Florence, to John Daunce, for 1,600l. paid for 2,000 harness for footmen, supplied according to an indenture, and delivered to John Blewbery in the King's armoury 28 May 5 Hen. VIII. Signed.
28 May
S.P. Hen. VIII., 229, f. 178. R. O.
1936. THOMAS LORD HOWARD to HENRY VIII.
This morning at 5 o'clock came to me Sabyn, whom I sent with two other ships to the Brytaynge coast (where they have taken 13 sail laden with salt and brought them within the Needles), saying that one whom Weston sent out of Alderney to Normandy reports that on Thursday last "he left the Lowys, the ship of Loboyle(?) and the ship of Depe and divers other ships without Homflew in the road. And, Sir, I think it shall not be possible for them to get in these neap tides; wherefore, with God's grace, I will forth this day, so that I may be with them in the morning by day." The prisoners say that all the men of war "were coming to Normandy to revictual and at Briake took their counsel, and so the ship of Bordeaulxs, the ship of Rochell, the ship of Rone, with 12 sails returned to Brest, and the rest went toward Normandy." Also that the Queen is come to Nauntes and has sent three months' wages and a ship of 80, with powder and ordnance, to Brest; and that the French King has sent Mons. de la Mote to Scotland to pay wages of 5 Scottish ships and 18 of Denmark, and with him went two ships laden with flour, by the west parts of Ireland. Scribbled in great haste, 28 May, at 6 a.m., "by your humble subject and admiral, THOMAS HOWARD."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: "To the King's most noble Grace, and in his absence to my lords of his most honorable Council. Haste, post, on thy life."
29 May.
Sanuto, XVI., 321.
1937. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 31 May 1513.]
From the Ambassador at Rome, 29 May.—The Pope wished to be neutral, but letters of the 16th from Augsburg announced that on the 15th a league was proclaimed as made between the Emperor, Spain and England, with nomination of the Pope, against France. The Pope was much annoyed, saying that he knew nothing of such a league.* * *
[Here Sanuto adds a summary of news including the following:—The King of France left Blois for Paris on the 16th. The English with their King would be at Calais on the 27th inst., in number 30,000 foot and 1,300 men of arms with a great number of other cavalry. The French King sent 2,500 men of arms and 25,000 foot. It was said, but not believed, that he had 10,000 Swiss. The French would go towards Amiens, but they wanted money. The King was in good spirits, but Frenchmen did not go very willingly against Englishmen. The King had indignantly dismissed the ambassador of Madame Margaret because she allowed the English to raise men in her country. The Florentine and Lucchese ambassadors at Blois had letters from London reporting an incredible loan of three millions made by the English to their King. Lotrech had gone in post to Spain to conclude a peace and marriage.]
Italian.
31 May.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 4, f. 76. R. O.
1938. [4153.] HENRY BOHER to the LIEUT. OF MONTFERRAND.
The King writes to him by this bearer, sending to Montferrant Antony [Spinelly], a Genoese (Gennevoys), who has lived in England, and whom the King suspects of sending news thither. The King gives orders that Spinelly present himself once a day before the Lieutenant, and that he be not allowed to write unless he show his letters; and that you may have an eye to it (qu'y ayez louel) you may lodge him in a house of which the host shall be in your interest. Blois, 31 May.
Fr., copy, p. 1. Endorsed: "Le double d'unes lettres que Monsr. le Général de Languedoc a rescript à Monsr. le Lieutenant de Montferrant durent que Anthoine Spinolle estoit prisonnier en Auvergne."
May.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 229, f. 179. R. O.
1939. GERMAN MERCENARIES.
Acknowledgment by George van Carlewiche of receipt from the King of England, by the hands of Sir [Richa]rd Wyngffelde, marshal of Calais, the King's ambassador "es pays de par deca" of [100] florins of gold at "28s. of 2 gros le solt" in prest for his entertainment in the King's service. "Signe de mon ... l avec celluy de maistre Charles de la Verde Rue, secretaire, etc., cy mis a ma ... jour de May 1513." Signed: Jorge Karllewicz; Verde Rue.
Parchment. Mutilated.
May.
Exch. Accts., 62 (33). R. O.
1940. WOOL FLEETS.
Memoranda of covenants made by Thomas earl of Surrey, High Treasurer, for the conducting of wool fleets to the Staple at Calais, the money being paid by the Mayor, &c., of the said Staple, viz.: (1) With John Hopton and John Isham [, owners] of the two ships Barbara and George, with 70 men of war in each, for wool shipped in the port of London "the 11th day ... year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord." (2) With John Isham, owner of the Barbara, for wool shipped in Ipswich " ... day of May in the 5th year of the [reign of our] said Sovereign Lord." (3) With Edw. Madison, owner of the George of Hull, for wool shipped in Hull, 10 April, "the 4th year of the reign of our said Sovereign Lord." Signed: T. Surrey.
Parchment.
Lit. Cantuar. (J. B. Sheppard), III., 430. 1941. WARHAM to HENRY VIII.
Has received his letters, dated Canterbury, 22nd inst., intimating that in a variance between certain suffragans of his church and him they have accepted the King's direction while he has used delays. The matter touches the Prior and Convent of Canterbury, who are also therein cited to Rome by the Bp. of Winchester. His first answer answers every point, but his adversaries, seeing the King too occupied with this enterprise to read it, have surmised that it is "colorable" and that he uses excuses and delays. Begs the King take the pain to hear its contents; for he therein offered all he might without perjuring his oath and betraying the right of his Church, and he trusts that in return for assistance against the importunate suits of his adversaries, God and St. Thomas will send the King victory over all enemies. Winchester sues to trouble him in his absence, obtaining the King's first letters when the writer was by command absent at Canterbury and the second when he was at London in the King's service; "when I am present with your Grace and might answer by mouth more at large he layeth few things to my charge." I beg that if he make further suit in this I may come before your Grace, on this side the sea or beyond; for all his mind is by obtaining such letters and by sinister reports to induce your Grace to think me unwilling to obey you. Peradventure it is thought that in your absence I would deal more rigorously with my said adversaries, but, whatsoever may be reported, I shall deal as favourably as I may. Writes more briefly in consideration of the King's labours in the "great business" he goes about.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 3, f. 195. R. O. 1942. [3985.] WILLIAM GONSON to the COUNCIL.
Received their letters dated London, 18th of this month. His company of wafters consists of three Spaniard ships and a barque of his own. One of the said Spaniards lies at Margate, waiting for the ships to come out of the Thames. Knows not where Thos. Vaughan is, and has not spoken with him since coming from the great navy, but hears he is ready. With the Mary and John, will be able to beat the enemy. Has scoured the coast and knows the French are Northward. Has ordered Rob. Croxton to tell John Hopton and others to come out of the Thames. Will safely conduct them to Calais. His company is not paid nor victualled for longer than the end of this month; and unless they have pay or victuals both Spaniards and English will grumble. On board ship before Dovor, this Friday night.
Hol., pp. 2. Addressed. Endorsed. Headed: "1513."
Ib., 4, f. 87. R. O. 1943. [4311.] WOLSEY'S MEMORANDA.
Headed: "For the King's shipping at Hampton and the charges thereof."
(1) The tondage of 50 ships to come from Spain, and victuals for 3 months, 8,000l. (2) As many ships of England and Flanders of like portage for "the transporting over of the King," and 10,000 men, 8,000l. (3) 132 ships of from 60 to 100 tons, for conveying victuals from the Thames to Hampton for 3 months, 3,500l. (4) Victuals for the King and 10,000 men for 2 months, 8,600l. (5) Conduct money to Hampton, and thence to Dover, 1,200l. (6) The retinue to be divided—the horse to go to Dover, the foot to Hampton. (7) The loss of time in taking shipping for lack of wind (8) The like danger on the King's return. (9) "To remember the sickness that now is in Brest." (10) All these expences "shall rest upon an uncertainty." (11) "To know the King's resolute answer in the p[remises]."
ii. On the back: "To write to Coplond for the sending of the satin for the King's" (sic). (2) "To make a letter to my Lord Cardinal for the Bp. of Worcester." (3) "Item another to my said Lord."
In Wolsey's hand, pp. 2. Endd.
Ib., f. 74. R. O. Navy Records Soc., x., 166. 1944. [4139.] [WOLSEY] to the LORD ADMIRAL.
Has received his loving letters, dated Plymouth, the 21st of this month, stating that he trusted shortly to be at the Wyt (Isle of Wight); which "shall be glad tidings" to the King, who, doubtless, will not fail to be with him there soon. As he must be victualled for six weeks, or a month at least, before departing into Brytayn it will be impossible to provide for his revictualling unless foysts be not more plenteously brought from the navy to Hampton, instead of being wastefully burnt and broken. Some ships, ten weeks ago, received 756 pipes, and have re-delivered scarce 80 foysts of them; this appears to have been done "by some lewd persons that would not have the King's navy continue any longer on the sea." Orders should be taken that the offenders be punished, otherwise it will lead to the failure of the enterprise, and the Admiral will be blamed.
P. 1. The commencement in Wolsey's hand, the rest in Tuke's. Endorsed: "Minutes of Letters."
S.P. Hen. VIII., 229, f. 180. R. O. 1945. ROBERT LORD CURZON to [WOLSEY].
Asks him to speed his causes with the King. Hewe Loyfy(?), the bearer, will give him 20 nobles to buy him a hackney, as soon as he has received this money.
Hol., p. 1. Begins: "Maister Amner."
R. O. 1946. WAR.
[The following paper is placed here for convenience, but may have been written later in the reign.]
Scheme for conducting war beginning "For to give a battle there must be a park made such as the cannon or gun may not go through, the which 20 horses shall bear upon their backs to park therein 10,000 men." Targets "like children" must be set round. There must be 400 fawconets of iron and brass weighing 70 or 80lb. each; a horse will carry four, or at least two, of these. Engines shooting bullets of the bigness of an orange shall be placed so as to delay any attack, by horse or foot, till the fawconets may shoot at least a dozen times. If the enemy will needs come to close quarters there shall be cast among them pomegranates of brass weighing 35lb. out of which shall go stones and fire. To win a battle against a whole world only 12,000 footmen are requisite, besides those who carry the targets and some men instructed to throw the said "grenades"; but there must be 500 horsemen to cover the setting up of the engines by skirmishing. Further requisites are "wind balls" to convey 100,000 men if need be, pioneers to set up the "parke," horses for carriage, scaling ladders wide enough to take 12 or 14 men "in a front," bombs to blow down town walls, and an invention for shooting which shall destroy everything along a front of 50 fathoms as the army advances towards the enemy. It is to be noted that "all those artifices and engines shall be done within a month," and that the main thing is to instruct the master of the camp to "pick his field to the most advantage of his enemies." Finally, "by the help of baculus Jacob. the mortars shall be shot with certain artifice from and to a prescribed point whereto a man will, as well within the towns as without."
Pp. 3.
Exch. Accts., 62 (13). R. O. 1947. [3348.] MUSTER of the RETINUE of SIR SAMPSON NORTON.
Lances: Andrew Wellis, William Nicolson. Demi Lances: Richard Breverton, Thomas Hassell. Also 107 archers and three viz., Reynold Bray, John Dygby and Thomas Troys, not described.
Small roll.
1948. GRANTS IN MAY, 1513.
1. Gerald earl of Kildare, Deputy, and the Lords and Council of Ireland. Licence, till 31 Dec. next, to import from France, Normandy, Brittany, and other outward parts victuals and merchandize into Ireland, in six ships of those countries, the portage of each not exceeding 120 tons; for relief of the King's subjects in Ireland. Greenwich, 24 April 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 May. P.S. French Roll 5 Hen. VIII. m. 14. [3987.]
2. John Yong, Keeper of the Records and Rolls in Chancery. To cancel a recognizance of 40 marks, made by John Fulleford, clk., William Willesford, and Nicholas Kyrkham, of Excetour, Devon, 2 May 23 Hen. VII., before John Tyak, sub-dean of St. Peter's, Excetour, and Thomas Denys, commissioners of King Henry VII. Greenwich, 2 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. [3988.]
3. The War. The commissions to the Marquis of Dorset and to him and certain others to review his army are enrolled in 5 Hen. VIII. (French Roll) but their true date is 2 May 4 Hen. VIII. See No. 1221, §§ 5, 6. [3989.]
4. William Gower, the King's servant, and Hamlet Cleg, servant to the Queen. Grant, in survivorship, of a corrody in St. Edmunds's Bury Abbey, on surrender of the same by Gower. Greenwich, 11 April 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 May 5 Hen. VIII. P.S. (in English). [3990.]
5. Ralph Lago. Constat and exemplification, at the request of Hen. Everard, of pat. 24 March 2 Hen. VIII., appointing him Blewmantell pursuivant. Westm., 2 May. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 8. [3991.]
6. Richard Norrys of Yatynden, Berks., esquire. Reversal of outlawry in the husting of London; sued by Rob. Fowler. Westm., 2 May. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16. [3292.]
7. George Fastalff, alias Fastall, alias Fastalffes, of London, alias of Bexley, Kent, alias of Ipswich, esquire. Pardon. Del. Westm., 3 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16. [3993.]
8. Robert Shepparde, yeoman of the Crown, dwelling in Middlesex. Mandate to go to the King, to do him service of war. Greenwich, 26 April. Del. 3 May 5 Hen. VIII., with request for a patent of protection according to the Act of last Parliament. S.B. (signed with stamp). See French roll 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 14. [3994.]
9. John Hoxson and Sampson Crompton. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of spigurnel or sealer in in Chancery. Del. Westm., 3 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 18. [3995.]
10. Gaol Delivery.
Guildford Castle.—Commission to John Boteler, John More, Sir Chas. Brandon, Sir John Legh, John Scott, John Skynner, Gilb. Stoughton, and Hen. Saunder. Westm., 3 May. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7d. [3996.]
11. Reversals of Outlawry.
Kent.—John Atwell, of Westerham, Kent, sen., husbandman. Westm., 27 (month blank).
London.—John Troughton, of Mount St. John, Yorks., gentleman, sued for debt by Sir Wm. Capell. Westm., 3 May. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3. [5001.]
12. Thomas lord Howard, K.G., Admiral of England. Commission as admiral commander-in-chief of the King's ships and forces, raised at request of the late Pope and of Ferdinand of Aragon, for relief of the Holy See; with power to honor the meritorious with knighthood. Del. Westm., 4 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1. m. 10d. Rymer, XIII., 366. [3997(i).]
13. Thomas lord Howard, K.G., To be Admiral of England, Wales, Ireland, Normandy, Gascony and Aquitaine, with profits and powers specified. Del. Westm., 4 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10. [3997(ii).]
14. John Geffron, yeoman usher of the Chamber. Grant, in fee, of tenements of the annual value of 10l., at the annual rent of 4d.; it being found by inquisition taken 10 Jan. 4 Hen. VIII. before Thomas Wode and John Hales, at Canterbury, appointed to inquire concerning lands purchased by aliens, that John Carlile, Richard Somerson, William Laurence, Richard Stephynson, and William Plane, Scotchmen, and Harry Harryson and Edward Fryes, strangers, dwelling in Canterbury, had purchased (in fee) the said tenements contrary to law. Del. Westm., 4 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English, endorsed: at Greenwich, 29 April 5 Hen. VIII.). [3998.]
15. Thomas Cotington. To be serjeant-at-arms, with 12d. a day, for life. Greenwich, 19 April 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 May 5 Hen. VIII. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11. [3999.]
16. Sir David Owen. Certificate by Lord Herbert that his cousin Sir David Owen has been appointed to serve in his retinue in the royal voyage. Greenwich, 4 May. S.B. (signed: C. Somerset). [4000.]
17. Lewis Wyngefeld. Request by the bp. of Winchester for protection according to the Act, for Lewis Wingefeld, his comptroller, retained for the King's wars in the said Bishop's company. 4 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed: Ri. Winton). [4001.]
18. Wm. Fynche. Certificate by Sir John Pecche that Wm. Fynche is admitted one of the King's spears, and is serving in Pecche's retinue; with request that he may have all necessary writs without fine, according to the Statute. 4 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed: Sir John Pecche). [4002.]
19. Gaol Delivery.
Stamford.—Commission to Rob. Brudenell, Wm. Radclyf, Robt. Martendale, and John Lee. Westm., 5 May. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7d. [4004.]
20. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix.
Huntingdon.—Westm., 5 May. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d. [4006.]
21. Wm. Rote. See No. 1221, § 14a.
22. St. Frideswide's, Oxford. Restitution of the temporalities of St. Frideswide's, Oxford, on the election of John Burton, late sub-prior, as prior, vice William Chedyll, resigned. Greenwich, 29 April 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 May. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15.
ii. Petition of William bp. of Lincoln for the above. 9 April 1513. [4010.]
23. Pardons for the war. Certificate by the Earl of Shrewsbury that his friends Sir William Perpoyncte, Sir Lewis Bagot, and John Leek, are about to cross the sea in his retinue; with request that they may be discharged of fines, &c., according to the Act. London, 6 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed: G. Shrouesbury and sealed).
ii. The like for his friend William ... squire for the Body. Same date. S.B. (signed and sealed). [4011.]
24. John Hugford of Pryncethorp, Warw. Protection for one year; going in the suite of Sir Gilbert Talbot, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 26 April 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 May. P.S. [4012.]
25. Guild of Dyers, London. Inspeximus and confirmation to John Bonde and John Love, wardens, and the commonalty of the guild of Dyers, London, of the following licences for their foundation:—
i. Patent 16 Feb. 49 Hen. VI. (m. 11).
ii. Charter 2 Dec. 12 Edw. IV. Westm., 6 May. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15. [4013.]
26. Ric. Bragot and Thos. Clompton. Licence to alienate lands in Le More and Knoll, Salop, to Will. Jenkyns of Le Haye, and to the heirs of his body. Westm., 6 May. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11. [4014.]
27. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix,
York (West Riding).—Westm., 6 May. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d. [4015.]
28. Edmund Denny. To be fourth baron of the Exchequer, during good conduct. Del. Westm., 6 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 13. [4016.]
29. Sir Adrian Fortescu, of Berkshire. Protection, going to the war. Westm., 6 May. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 10. [4017.]
30. John Fortescu, of Hertfordshire. The like. Same date. Ib. m. 10. [4018.]
31. Sir Robert Southwell and Bartholomew Westby, baron of the Exchequer. Appointment as surveyors and approvers and commission, during pleasure (as in No. 709, §14) to survey and approve (1) lands of the principality of Wales, duchy of Cornwall, county palatine of Chester and Flint, duchy of York, earldom of March, and earldom of Richmond; (2) of Margaret late countess of Richmond and Derby; (3) of Jasper duke of Bedford and William viscount Beaumont; (4) of Edward earl of Warwick, John earl of Lincoln, Edmund De la Pole earl of Suffolk, Sir William De la Pole, Francis viscount Lovel, Sir William Stanley, Sir Richard Charleton, Sir Simon Mountford, Humphrey Stafford, Sir Richard Empson, Sir Henry Bodringan, Thomas Kelingworth, William Kendall, John Skelton, William Batens, and Richard Assheley; (5) of Anne countess of Warwick, Richard earl of Kent, William marquis of Berkley, late Earl of Nottingham; (6) of Cecilia widow of Richard viscount Welles, and Eleanor duchess of Somerset; (7) of Richard viscount Beaumont, William earl of Huntingdon, the late Lord Morley, and Sir Richard Nanfan; (8) of all the lands which have come into the King's hands by reason of entries or alienations without licence, or on account of minorities or wardships; (9) of all the royal possessions in the Isle of Wight; (10) of the lands following, viz.:—Wansted, Crambourne, Castra, Swaffam, Windesore, Yoxhale, Woking, Combworth, Weston Baldoke, West Horsley, Barwike, Blangango, Aynestapleght, Lower Wittondon, Grynston, and Diochampton, in cos., &c. (as in No. 709, §14); (11) of Calais, ordinary revenues of the town of Calais, Guysnes, Sandegate, Bavelingham, Mark and Oye, staple of Calais, surplus of the Staple, Great Wardrobe, Hanaper, [and] Butlerage of 6s. 8d. the butt of Malmesey; (12) the following lands, viz.:—Grymston in co. Norf., Wormetbeghton and Fynecompton, Rouchester in co. Kent, the bailiwick of Wynchelsey, Shawowerk (i.e. Shawe, Berks., and Wark, Nthld.) and Plenemellour, Worsted, Peakeley, Cleygate, Kellingworth, the ulnage in the county of York, Southwolde, the city of York, Hulle, Charleiton in Cravon (with members), Penrith, the herbage of Galtres forest, lands late of John Mortymer, sheriff (sic) of Northumberland, farm of the swans in the Thames, Poxhale; (13) and the following lands, rents, annuities, &c., viz. of the lands of Francis Cheyney, Styllingflete, Ringhouses, Brianascam and Upton, Norton-under-Hampden. The Commissioners to pay all money received to John Heron or other person specially appointed by the King; and to have the use of the Princes Council Chamber in the Palace of Westminster, to transact their business in, and the appointment of a clerk and an usher, each at 10l. a year. Greenwich, ... Del. Westm., 7 May. P.S. (defaced). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16. [4022.]
32. John Yong, Keeper of the Rolls and Records in Chancery. To cancel a recognizance of 100 marks, made by William Soper, of Norwiche, clk., Thomas Halle, of Yppeswiche, and Richard Belamy, of London, 4 July 23 Hen. VII. Greenwich, 7 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. [4023.]
33. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix.
Gloucestershire.—Westm., 7 May. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4d. [4024.]
34. John Hatton, late of Woxbrigge, Middlesex, yeoman. Pardon. Del. Westm., 7 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. [4025.]
35. Hugh Champion, of London, sherman. Protection for one year; going in the suite of Sir Gilbert Talbot, Deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 7 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. [4026.]
36. Thomas Thomson, of Scotland. Denization for life. Westm., 20 Nov. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 May 5 Hen. VIII. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10. [4027.]
37. Mayor and Commonalty of Limerick. Licence, till 1 Dec. next, to import victual and merchandise from France, Normandy, Brittany and other outward parts, in two or three ships of those parts of 100 tons burthen, for the relief of the said town. Greenwich, 26 April 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 May. P.S. (defaced). [4028.]
38. John Burgh, of Bedyford, Devon, gunner. Protection; going to the war. Westm., 7 May. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 10. [4029.]
39. Peter Griffith. To be sergeant-at-arms, for life, with 12d. a day. Greenwich, 7 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 May. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10. [4031.]
40. Certificate by George earl of Shrewsbury, that "my right heartily beloved friend Sir Henry Sacheverell, knight, and my servant Henry Bakewell," are going in the King's army across the sea under the Earl, and request that they may be discharged of fines, &c., according to the Act. London, 8 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed: G. Shrouesbury, and sealed). [4032.]
41. John Stakhous, of Cottyngham, Yorks., yeoman. Release of his recognizance of 40l. to keep the peace towards Alexander Rothera, and of his two sureties Richard Awmond of Cottyngham, and John Copildike, in 20l. each. Greenwich, 21 Feb. 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 May. P.S. [4033.]
42. John Thomas. To be serjeant-at-arms, for life, with 12d. a day. Greenwich. 7 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 May. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10. [4034.]
43. Thomas Maynard, merchant of London. Licence to import 800 tons of Toulouse woad, with safe-conduct for five years. Del. Westm., 9 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (defaced). French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 5. [4035.]
44. Thomas Pygott. To be one of the King's serjeants-at-law, during pleasure. Del. Westm., 9 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10. [4036.]
45. Guy Palmys. To be one of the King's serjeants-at-law, during pleasure. Del. Westm., 9 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10. [4037.]
46. Michael Banchi and Lazarus Fyorynys, merchants of Florence. Licence to retain for five years the customs on all their exports and imports within the 18 months beginning 1 Oct. 4 Hen. VIII., to the amount of 1,000l. Del. Westm., 10 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 4. [4040.]
47. Charron de Leysola, Alvarez de Balladolate, and John de Castro of Spain. Licence to import 450 tons of Toulouse woad, and other merchandize with protection for five years. Greenwich, 20 April 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 May 5 Hen. VIII. P.S. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 4. [4041.]
48. Thomas ap Guilliams, yeoman usher of the Chamber. Fee of a yeoman of the Crown, being 6d. a day, void by promotion of Henry Strete to be serjeant-at-arms. Greenwich, 7 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11. [4042.]
49. Hugh Parker, yeoman-usher of the Chamber. Fee of a yeoman of the Crown, being 6d. a day, void by promotion of William Keby to be serjeant-at-arms. _. Del. Westm., 10 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11. [4043.]
50. William Haywode, yeoman of the Guard. Fee of a yeoman of the Crown, being 6d. a day, void by promotion of Thomas Broke to be serjeant-at-arms. Greenwich, 7 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11. [4044.]
51. Roger Beke, yeoman of the Guard. Fee of the Crown, being 6d. a day, lately held by John Geffron, serjeant-at-arms. Greenwich, 7 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11. [4045.]
52. Henry Thornton. To be sergeant-at-arms, for life, with 12d. a day. Greenwich, 7 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 May. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11. [4046.]
53. Thomas Broke. To be sergeant-at-arms, for life, with 12d. a day. Greenwich, 9 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 May. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10. [4047.]
54. William Bartholomew. To be sergeant-at-arms, for life, with 12d. a day. Greenwich, 8 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 May. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12. [4048.]
55. Sir John Husee, knight for the Body. Protection; going to the war. Westm., 10 May. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 10. [4049.]
56. Robert Radcliff Lord Fitzwater. Protection; going to the war. Westm., 10 May. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 13. [4050.]
57. Christopher Baynham. Protection; going to the war. Westm., 10 May. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 13. [4051.]
58. William Huntley. Protection; going to the war. Westm., 11 May. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 13. [4052.]
59. John Ketylby, serjeant of the "Chaundery." Warrant for issue to him of writs of recovery, without fine, according to the late Act, as he is to serve in the war. Greenwich, 11 May. S.B. (stamped). [4053.]
59.* Roger Meynours. Like warrant. See No. 1221, § 26.
60. Wm. Penyngton and Ric. Barwis. Fiat for their custody of 27 ac. of meadow and pasture in the laund of Clithyowe, Cumb., which the late Sir John Hudelston had, and of a close called Birkmer, Cumb.; from Mich. next, for 21 years, at 29s. rent and 6s. 8d. increase. Del. Westm., 11 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed by Surrey as Treasurer. With note that John Morewode, gent., and John Tylney, butcher, of London, are sureties in the Exchequer).
61. Wales. Precept to the Chamberlain of North Wales to make proclamation (recited) against disturbances on the King's going to invade France; persons aggrieved may seek redress from the Council in the Marches. Westm., 12 May. S.B. (see § 93). French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 6. [4060.]
62. George earl of Shrewsbury, steward of the Household, K.G. To be lieutenant-general of the first division of the army now going abroad. Westm., 12 May. S.B. (see § 93). French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 6. Rymer, XIII., 367. [4061.]
63. Nic. Goode, of Wyndesore. Fiat for his custody of the King's manor of Shawe in Old Wyndesore, Berks; from Mich. 4 Hen. VIII., for 10 years, at ... l. rent. Del. Otford, 12 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed by Surrey, as treasurer. With note by Rob. Blagge that surety is found in the Exchequer).
64. John Hopton, gentleman-usher of the Chamber. To be captain and governor of the ships appointed to conduct and guard the army to Calais. Westm., 13 May. S.B. (see § 93). French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 6. Rymer, XIII., 368. [4063.]
65. Robert Pen, gentleman of the Chapel, and John his son. Grant, in survivorship, of a corrody in the monastery of Abbottesbury, on surrender of the same by the father. Greenwich, 9 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Knoll, 13 May. P.S. [4064.]
66. John Porth, the King's servant. Grant of a corrody in the monastery of Ramsey, on surrender of the same by Thomas Ferthing, gentleman of the Chapel; as held by the said Thomas or Edward Johns. Greenwich, 9 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 May. P.S. [4065.]
67. John Geffron or Gefforn. To be sergeant-at-arms, for life, with 12d. a day. Greenwich, 8 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 May. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10. [4066.]
68. Sir Charles Brandon, K.G. Creation as Viscount Lisley, in tail male of the said Charles by his wife Elizabeth Grey Viscountess Lisle; with 20 marks a year out of the issues of co. Warwick. Del. Knoll, 15 May. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12 (marked as surrendered and cancelled 20 April 14 Hen. VIII.). [4072.]
69. William lord Mountjoy, William Atclyff, and Miles Gerard. Commission to be surveyors of the transport of the army. Knoll, 17 May. S.B. (see § 93). French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 6. Rymer, XIII., 368. [4082.]
70. Sir Edw. Ponynges, K.G., constable of Dover and Warden of the Cinque Ports. Commission to make proclamation (recited) when required by Will. lord Mountjoy, Will. Atclyf, and Miles Gerard, that they have been appointed to survey the shipment of the King's forces at the Cinque Ports. Knoll, 17 May. S.B. (see § 93). French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 12. Rymer, XIII., 369. [4083.]
71. Marinus Garet, native of Normandy, the King's cutler, resident in London. Licence to employ native or foreign apprentices. Greenwich, 8 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 17 May. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 13. [4084.]
72. Henry Strete. To be serjeant-at-arms, for life, with 12d. a day. Greenwich, 16 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Knoll, 18 May. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 8. [4088.]
73. William Compton. Letters patent to the tenants, and others, of the King's lands, the lands of any monasteries of which William Compton is steward, and of the lands belonging to the said William, authorising him to retain able persons for the war, and warning such as by colour of the King's previous letters, now revoked, are retained to any other person "to desist and leave off the same retainer." Del. Westm., 18 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (in English). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10d. [4089.]
74. Antony Cavallari, merchant of Lucca. Licence to export kerseys, hides, lead, and other merchandize, not belonging to the Staple of Calais, to the sum of 150l. customs dues. 19 May. S.B.
ii. Similar licence to the sum of 100l. customs dues. 19 May. S.B. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 5 (dated Knoll, 19 May 5 Hen. VIII.). [4097.]
75. Henry Long, of Draycote, Wilts. Protection; going to the war. Westm., 20 May. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 10. [4102.]
76. Henry Hill. To be serjeant-at arms, for life, with 12d. a day. Greenwich, 19 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Knoll, 21 May. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 8. [4106.]
77. Thomas Compton, groom of the Chamber. To be keeper and paler, during pleasure, of the new park of Wakefield, Yorkshire, in the King's hands by death of William Snayth; with fees out of the issues of the lordship of Wakefield and the herbage &c. Also to have the reversion of a farm granted to Richard Pek and Thomas Grice, by patent 9 Nov. 16 Hen. VII., for 20 years, viz., the farm of the town of Wakefield, the office of bailiff there, and the bakehouse and fisheries of the said town, with the profits, called Wilbyght, Depford, and Erlesyng, parcel of the lordship of Wakefield, the mills of Wakefield and Horbery, and a certain mill called "Le Newe Mille uppon the Damme," with fishery of the same; to hold to the said Compton for twenty years after expiration of the said term. Del. Knoll, 21 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12. [4107.]
78. Nicholas Jakson. To be serjeant-at-arms, for life, with 12d. a day. Greenwich, 18 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 May. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7. [4108.]
79. William Keby. To be sergeant-at-arms, for life, with 12d. a day. Greenwich, 18 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 May. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7. [4109.]
80. The War. The commission to Lord Howard enrolled in 5 Hen. VIII. (French Roll) is of the year 4 Hen. VIII. See No. 1221, § 48.
81. Richard Parker, an officer of the Butlery. Annuity of 4l. out of the issues of the lordship of Denbigh; vice Humphrey Wynyngton, deceased. Del. Otford, 23 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12; also p. 2, m. 10 (dated 25 May). [4111, 4124.]
82. Robert Barboure of Cotton near Northampton, glover. Certificate that, as going to serve the King in the Earl of Kent's retinue he may have protection according to the Statute. 24 May 5 Hen. VIII. [Del.] Westm., 24 May. S.B. (signed: R. Kent). [4113.]
83. Raphael Maruffo, merchant of Genoa. Denization for life. Del. Westm., 24 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8 (dated 4 May). [4003, 4114.]
84. Robert Philipson, chaplain. Presentation to the perpetual vicarage of Broughing, London dioc., void by death, at the King's disposal when the temporalities of the monastery of Holy Trinity next Aldgate, were lately in the King's hands. Greenwich, 23 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 May. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12. [4115.]
85. Edward Bellekanapp, or Belknap. Pardon and release as late surveyor of the prerogative of Henry VII.; release of indentures dated 1 July 23 Hen. VII., between Sir Thomas Lovell, Sir Richard Emson, Edmund Dudley and Henry Wyat, on the King's part, and the said Edward; release of his recognisance of 1,000 marks, made 4 July 23 Hen. VII., by the name of Edward Belknapp of Weston, Warw., to Sir Richard Emson and Edmund Dudley (attainted 1 Hen. VIII.), Sir Thomas Lovell and Henry Wyat. Greenwich, 16 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 May. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12. [4116.]
86. John Wodhall, clk. Nomination to the abbot and convent of St. Mary's, York, for presentation, at next vacancy, to the chapel of Gresmer in the archdeaconry of Richmond, York dioc. Greenwich, 21 Feb. 3 Hen. VIII. Del. 24 May 5 Hen. VIII. P.S. [4117.]
87. Commission of the Peace. See Appendix.
Gloucestershire.—Westm., 24 May. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3d. [4118.]
88. William Edwards, clk. Pension which the newly elected Abbot of St. Edmund's Bury is bound to give unto a clerk of the King's nomination till he be promoted to a competent benefice by the said Abbot. Greenwich, 23 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 May. P.S. [4120.]
89. John Warton. Licence to export broadcloths, kerseys and all other merchandise except wool and wool-fells, to yield 1,000l. in customs, paying the custom at the end of six years from shipment. Greenwich, 24 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 May. P.S. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 5. [4121.]
90. Henry earl of Northumberland. Protection; going to the war. Westm., 25 May. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 14. [4122.]
91. John Gyvor, clk., native of Scotland. Denization for life. Del. Westm., 25 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12. [4123.]
92. Sir Henry Wyat, the King's councillor. To be, during good conduct, master or treasurer of the King's jewels; with the usual profits and an annuity of 50l., and appointment of two yeomen and one groom for the keeping of the Jewels. Del. Westm., 26 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12. [4125.]
93. Charles viscount Lisle, K.G. To be marshal of the King's army. Westm., 26 May 5 Hen. VIII. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 6 (undated). [5756.]
ii. George earl of Shrewsbury. See above, § 62.
iii. John Hopton. See above, § 64.
iv. Precept to the Chamberlain of North Wales. See above, § 61.
v. William lord Mountjoy, William Attclyff, and Miles Gerrard. See above, § 69.
vi. Sir Edward Ponynges. To make proclamation. See above, § 70. S.B. (defaced). [4126.]
94. Sir Ralph Langford, deceased.
Derb.—Commission to John Port, German Pole, Roger Meynours, Anth. Babyngton, Roger Ayre, and Christ. Medeley, escheator, to make inquisitions as to the possessions and heir of Sir Ralph Langford, deceased. Westm., 26 May.
Notts.—Similar commission to Sir Wm. Meryng, Wm. Hastynges, John Dunham, Rob. Nevell, Anth. Babyngton, Henry Perpount, and Christ. Medelay, escheator. No date. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7d. [4127.]
95. Gonsalvo Ferdinand, clk., the King's chaplain, native of Spain. Release of the fourth part of his benefices, the last convocation in St. Paul's having granted to the King the fourth part of the benefices of all foreign clergy in England. Del. Westm., 26 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16. [4128.]
96. Sir Henry Guldeford. To be for life, the King's banner-bearer, with 40l. a year, vice Sir Edward Howard. Del. Westm., 28 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12. [4132.]
97. William Standon, yeoman of the Chamber. Fee of the Crown, being 6d. a day, lately held by Nicholas Jakson. Greenwich, 23 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 May. P.S. (in English). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16. [4133.]
98. Thomas Stapilton. Licence to export as much broadcloths, kerseys, tin, lead, leather, and other commodities (wool and wool-fells excepted) as will yield 1,000l. in customs, such customs to be paid at the end of six years after shipment. Del. Westm., 29 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. [4134.]
99. Christopher Rochestre, groom of the Chamber, and William Hogson, yeoman of the Butlery. Grant, in survivorship, of an annuity of 10l. out of the issues of the lordship of Denbigh, from Mich. 4 Hen. VIII., vice Hugh Egerton, deceased. Del. Westm., 30 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16. [4135.]
100. William Hoggeson, yeoman of the Butlery, and John Brent, groom for the King's mouth in the Cellar. Grant, in survivorship, of the reversion and rent of 6l. 10s. paid by Nicholas Warde, for two messuages in the parish of St. Michael, Cornhill (between a tenement of the prioress of St. Helen's on the east side and a lane called Fenkeslane on the west), and for one messuage and eight cottages in the said lane, foreited by Sir Ric. Charleton, which on 1 July 2 Hen. VIII. were granted to his (Ward's) custody for five years. Del. Westm., 30 May 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16. [4136.]
101. Hugh ap Robert ap Meredith, chaplain. Presentation to the church of St. George of Kegidog, St. Asaph dioc., void by resignation of Edward ap Tudor. Greenwich, 25 May 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 May. P.S. [4137.]

Footnotes

  • 1. This letter has been calendared in Vol. III. No. 3041 as of the year 1523 but seems rather to be of 1513.
  • 2. Cancelled.
  • 3. Louis XII. prolonged it to 1 July by deed dated Paris, 3 June 1513.—Sp. Cal., II., No. 114.