Henry VIII: August 1513, 21-31

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

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August 1513

21 Aug.
Le Glay, Negoc. entre la France et l'Autriche, I., 537.
Yesterday the Emperor removed from the fort, where he was staying, in the direction of Ayre, to the Abbey of St. John, nearer the town. Henry also moved his camp to the other side of the town, where it was easiest for the French to approach it. The garrison to-day desired a parley, and the Emperor sent to them Sir Robert Wieffing (Wingfield) and Mons. de Vertain to hear what they had to say. They proposed to deliver up the town provided that the men at arms and inhabitants might be allowed to depart with their property. During this parley the French made an attack on the king's camp, and accordingly it was broken off to repulse them. Hopes the town will be given up to-morrow. The Emperor's arrival and pressing of the siege induced the above parley. He is now mounting horse to go and assist Henry. Will accompany him, and will send news of anything that happens.
At the Abbey of St. John, 21 Aug., 11 o'clock at night.
Exch. Accts., 207 (6). R. O. 2185. THE KING'S HORSES.
Account of prests (in all 25l. 4s. 8d.) and payments (in all 22l. 6s. 8d.) for hay, oats and beans sent to Calais. Some of the oats were sold to Master Alday at Sandwich, for his beerhouse. The accountant's own "wages" are 8l. 5s. from 10 March till Sunday 21 Aug. A mutilated heading ends "hay, oats and beans for the provision [of] the King [our So]ffereyne lorde, to Cales, whereof I have received in prest of William Gygell the sum of" ...
Pp. 5. Mutilated.
22 Aug.
Lansdowne MS. 858, f. 24. B.M.
Anthoine de Crequy Sieur de Pont Remy and François de Thylyny Sieur de Lyerville and seneschal of Rouarque agree to deliver Therouenne, to Henry VIII., to morrow at 9 o'clock a.m., on condition; (1) That they shall go out with bag and baggage, colours furled (estandars ployes), their helmets on their heads and their lances on their thighs &c.—(2) That they shall have safe conduct to their own party.—(3) That the pioneers and victuallers shall be at liberty to leave the town, and those who remain shall be treated as the King's subjects. The above articles have been agreed between the Earl of Shrewsbury and the said captains, 22 Aug. 1513.
French, pp. 2.
Harl. MS. 6,069, f. 71. B.M. 2. Another copy.
French, pp. 1.
I. vol. II. No. 72. B.M.
2187. [4411.] TEROUENNE.
A plan of Terouene and of the camps and works of a besieging army, showing the walled town of "Turwin" in the centre and at the top left corner "the campe of the horsemen where Monsr. de Reulx lay" and between it and the town "Almaynes campe." At the top centre "the Spanyardes campe" and between it and the "Almaynes campe" is "the lodginge of the Mr. of the Ordnaunce and the place for the munition." On the right side towards the top is "the Baylyfe of Avenes camp" and towards the bottom "the abbey of St. Augustines, Mounsr. de Egmondes camp." At the left bottom, corner is a fortified camp marked "Mounsr. Vandevyles Campe." (fn. 1)
Add. 11,321, f. 97. B.M. 2188. [4413.] TEROUENNE.
The King's halls and tents, with measurements, at the siege of Terouenne and Tournay.
Pp. 5.
23 Aug.
Le Glay, Negoc. entre la France et l'Autriche, I., 539.
At 9 a.m. was concluded the treaty with the French in Therouenne, under which, about midday, they left the town, under safe conduct, with bag and baggage, mounted and armed, lance on thigh and ensigns furled (ployées deans les fourreaux). The foot likewise. Those townsmen who wished to go with them went, with their goods. The rest of the inhabitants will make oath to the King of England and be treated as his subjects. The Emperor and the King of England were in arms with most of their army both horse and foot, ranged, the horse on the one side and the foot on the other, while the French passed between, by two and two, the baggage going first, then the French foot, 3,000, then the lansknechts who numbered 200 men of arms well mounted and armed. Those who understand such things and have viewed the town say that if the French had had the courage to defend it it could not have been taken by assault. By order of the Emperor and King, the Count Tallebot has entered the town with 2,000 English foot, both to keep it and prevent pillage by English or Burgundians, and has closed the gates. The Emperor returned to sup and sleep in the abbey of St. Jehan, in his lodging, and the King and his army returned to camp. To-morrow morning the Emperor and King will be at mass in the great church of Therouenne. Has twice to-day solicited the Emperor to write to her his pleasure as regards the gentlemen with her, but he answers that he will write to-morrow. "Madame vous ne veistes oncques gens si gorgias que le roy d'Angleterre et son armée ont esté aujourd'huy; car ce n'estoit tout que drap d'or et campanes d'argent dorées a plusieurs." To-morrow the Emperor and King will settle what to do with this town. Would like now to return, as she orders, but it is impossible until the affair of the King Catholic is settled, which the Emperor has put in charge of him and others. The Emperor and King of England have been nine hours on horseback, and I with them. Abbey of St. Jehan, Tuesday, 23 Aug., about 6 p.m.
23 Aug.
Ven. Transcr., 180, p. 11. R. O.
[Venice,] 23 Aug.—Have received his of 24 July. He shall try to give continual notice of English proceedings at Terouenne and elsewhere, of the numbers and quality of the French army, of the Duke of Gueldres and his arrival, and of Scotland; and whether Spain continues to observe the truce.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 277.
24 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 99. R. O. Eras. Ep. (Edit. Allen), I. App. x., 2.
2191. [5352.] ERASMUS to R. R. (fn. 2)
Has done what his correspondent requested in his letter to Bassus, viz., sent him the poems of Bapt. Mantuanus, together with Laurentius Valla, Isidorus, and Politian. Prefers the first. "Hos comitatur non inutilis servus An. Macinellus." Mamotrectus abounds in blunders. "Habes extemporium nunc quidem epistolium, habuisses longissimam epistolam et accuratam si non dedisses nullam." Nono cal. Septembris.
Latin. Letter book copy, p. 1.
24 Aug.
Acts of Parl't of Sc., II., 278.
2192. JAMES IV.
At Twesilhauch in Northumberland, 24 Aug. 1513, the King, with advice of the lords in his host there, ordained that if any man is slain by Englishmen or dies in the army his heirs shall have ward, relief and marriage "free dispensand with his aige."
24 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 9, f. 266. R. O.
Receipt by Sir George Nevyll lord Bergavenny for 200 marks st. received from John Daunce for his prisoner Stephen de Ruyaulx, man-of-arms to the French King, taken at Bomye by Thos. Morys, his servant. Dated 24 Aug. 5 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
24 Aug.
Le Glay, Corresp. de Max. et de Marg., II., 196.
The King of France and England has obtained Therouenne by composition, the articles of which she will receive by the governor of Bresse whom the Emperor will shortly despatch back to her. Therouenne, 24 Aug. 1513.
24 Aug.
Add. MS. 21,382, f. 50. B.M.
Has received her letters stating that the secretary who was with him wrote to Marnix that Gorrevod paid his respects to the King of England in the camp of Terouenne, before seeing the Emperor. Vindicates himself by describing his movements and how he entered the King's tent in search of the Emperor. The King of England was not in his tent at the time, but in his wooden house, and was not even ready to hear mass. Hopes soon to return with Varax, Candie, and other gentlemen who were with him at the time. At the abbey of St. John, where the Emperor lodges, before Therouenne, Wednesday 24 Aug.
None of the English have mentioned the neutrality to him. The King and others have only spoken of their desire to see her and of the victory they have had. Signed.
French, pp. 3. Add.: "A Madame."
24 Aug.
Miscell. (Chancery), 30, No. 10 (21). R. O.
Acknowledgment by Baptista de Taxis, master of the Emperor's posts, of receipt of 5,000 cr. (parcel of 100,000 cr. agreed by treaty between the Emperor and Henry VIII., 85,000 cr. of which have been duly paid) by the hands of John Daunce, the King's servant. The Emperor's receipt to be given within 40 days. Camp near Therouanne, 24 Aug. 1513. Signed: Ego Baptista de Tassis scripsy manu propria.
Lat. Endd.: Examinata per Dalison.
24 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 26. R. O.
i. Leo X. to Louis Guillart, Elect of Tournay.
Appointing him administrator of the bishopric of Tournay on the resignation of Charles de Alto Bosco, who has a pension of 2,000 ducats reserved upon the fruits; from this time (Louis being now in his 22nd year and in minor orders), until he attain his 27th year, from which time he shall be bishop. Rome, 6 Id. Jun. 1513, 1 pont.
ii. Same to same.
Absolution from ecclesiastical censures in respect of the above. Rome, 6 Id. Jun. 1513, 1 pont.
iii. Same to same.
Dispensation for deficiency of age. Rome, 6 Id. Jun. 1513. 1 pont.
iv. Same to same.
Dispensation with respect to the rule of Leo's own appointment that the grant of a benefice should be null when made upon the resignation of a sick man who died within 20 days after. Rome, 6 Id. Jun. 1513, 1 pont.
v. The same to the Dean and Chapter of Tournay.
Commanding them to admit Louis Guillart as administrator. Rome, 6 Id. Jun. 1513, 1 pont.
vi. The same to the Clergy of Tournay.
To the same effect. Rome, 6 Jun. 1513, 1 pont.
vii. Notarial instrument dated 26 July, 1513, 1 Leo X., certifying that Louis, Elect of Tournay, took the oath according to a form inserted in the Pope's bulls in the hands of Stephen, bishop of Paris.
viii. Notarial instrument, notifying that on the 24th Aug. 1513, Guillart was admitted into possession of his bishopric, particularizing the circumstances.
Latin copies, pp. 17. Endd.: My lordes lettres from Tornay. Intratur.
24 Aug.
Sanuto, XVII., 23.
2198. VENICE.
[Note of letters received 8 Sept. 1513.]
From the Ambassador Marco Dandolo, Amiens, 24 Aug.—Surrender of Terouenne on the 23rd. The Duke of Gueldres not yet arrived.
Report of the courier who brought the above that Terouenne surrendered through famine, and that the Marquis of Rothelin alias Mons. de Longueville, Mons. de La Fayette, Mons. de Clermont and Captain Bayard, who went to relieve it, were captured. Capture and escape of M. de La Palisse. Good reception of Rothelin and other French prisoners by the King of England. His answer to the Scotch herald who came to declare war. Lady Margaret negociating her nephew's marriage. The Dauphin and French King. Swiss invasion of Burgundy, which is defended by Mons. de La Tremouille. Scottish aid of 6,000 expected. The Scots have invaded England with 80,000 picked men. At Lyons found Gian Giacomo Triulzi, coming from Orz (Cahors) to go against the Swiss in Burgundy, and delivered him the King's letters countermanding him to Orz again. In Milan bonfires were made to celebrate the rout of the French by the English.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 288.
24 Aug.
Navy Records Soc., X. 178.
Receipt given by Robert Barton esquire, a Scottish gentleman, captain and owner of the ship Lyon, of 300 tons, for victuals delivered by Jehan Lalement, naval paymaster in Normandy, 24 Aug. 1513.
French. From a Bibl. Nat. MS.
25 Aug.
Calig. D. VI., 94. B.M. Ellis, 1 S. I. 84.
Rejoices at his tidings. The victory hath been such she thinks nothing like it was ever seen before. Trusts all things shall follow as they have begun. Thanks him for his letters; begs he will continue them. Hopes the King will adhere to his resolution. "I think with the company of the Emperor, and with his good counsel, his grace shall not adventure himself so much as I was afeard of before." Thinks the meeting very honorable to the King. "The Emperor hath done everything like himself. I trust to God he shall be thereby known for one of the excellentist princes in the world, and taken for another man than he was before thought." With the King's consent, would like to be remembered to the Emperor. "Almighty God helps here our part as well as there." Thinks it is owing to the King's piety. Richmond, 25 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: "Master Almoner."
25 Aug.
Le Glay, Negoc. entre la France et l'Autriche, I., 541.
According to the capitulation (fn. 3) which he mentioned in yesterday's letter, the King and the Emperor entered Terouenne at vespers. The Lords with them were all in cloth of gold and accoutred as if for a triumph. They alighted before the great church where a Te Deum was sung by the King's singers. After this the Emperor returned to Saint Omer and Henry to his camp. When the Emperor arrived here about 10 p.m. the people showed great joy, shouting "Autriche, Bourgongne!" He slept at the Abbey of Saint Bertin and heard mass this morning in the church. Received to-day her letters of the 24th. Has asked the Emperor to dismiss him, which he says he will do on the return of Hans Reyner who is sent to Henry. The French are at Montreuil. Will tell her on his return several matters which he cannot write, Saint Omer, Thursday, 25 Aug.
25 Aug.
Ib., 542.
The Emperor will send him to her on Renner's return. The Emperor set out yesterday from Terouenne for this town rather displeased. Will tell her the reason when he sees her. This afternoon Henry sent his almoner, who was with the Emperor alone for a long time; after which the Emperor decided to return to Terouenne to-morrow, and will despatch him thence. Wishes to tell her something which he cannot write. Ravestain came on Wednesday afternoon to the abbey of St. John to see the Emperor and was immediately despatched to Margaret, and will probably be at Lille to-morrow. He also visited the King, and went through Terouenne. St. Omer, Thursday, 25 Aug., 11 o'clock at night.
25 Aug.
Galba B. III., 88. B.M.
Wrote last on the 20 inst. Since then my Lady was commanded by the Emperor to stop the wagons laden with harness from going into France—which she did. To-morrow she sends the Lord Berghis to the Emperor to know when she shall have leave to come to him. It is thought that some of the Emperor's servants will not be very glad of her coming, as they can rule him better in her absence. Is told that the ambassador of Aragon has made urgent requests to her "to find some way wherewith your grace to have the Duke of Longevile for to recover Peter of Navare, captain of the King of Aragon, being prisoner in France, and this in recompense of the 6,000 footmen that the said King asketh of your grace for to make war into France, which manner of doing me seemeth very subtle and full of cawtele." Lasschaw is here—good French and a crafty fellow. My Lady would be glad if he were sent into Burgundy, as the Emperor promised to Sir Robert Wyngfeld. He does no good here. Lord Berghis will visit the King. My Lady advises that no more money be given to Dissilstain, as he did not keep his former covenant. Understands that the Lord Walham has a great personage a prisoner, whom he hath not disclosed to the King, but keeps him to pledge the Lord Wassenaw, prisoner in Gueldres. Begs this information may not be disclosed. Lysle, 25 Aug. 1513. Signed.
Mutilated, pp. 3. Add.
25 Aug.
Sanuto, XVII., 39.
2204. VENICE.
[Note of letters read 10 Sept. 1513.]
From the Ambassador Dandolo, Amiens, 29 July to 25 Aug.—He sends sixteen letters detailing events from day to day. On 16 Aug. 1,000 men of arms who went to succour Terouenne were defeated and Longueville was taken prisoner and the Bastard (fn. 4) and others killed. La Palisse was captured but freed himself and fled. Only 40 horsemen were lost. The French army. Duke of Gueldres not yet arrived. A Scotch fleet of 22 sail is bringing 6,000 Scots who will land at Honfleur. He writes what took place with the Scottish herald who went to the King of England. The King of Scotland has used all his plate and gold chains to raise an army against England, and eats off pewter. Swiss invasion of Burgundy. The King has heard that the Signory have had offers of agreement with the Emperor and declined them.
Italian. See Venetian Calendar, II, No. 297.
26 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 230, f. 36. R. O.
Bill of receipt by Daniel le Clerc, receiver of the artillery of the Emperor and Archduke, from the said Emperor, of 1,000 cr. in ready money, for the affairs of the artillery of the King of England, of which he promises to render account to the master of the King's artillery. 26 Aug. 1513.
French, p. 1. Endorsed with certificate in Latin by Ulric Ghinzinge (signature U. Phintzing), the Emperor's treasurer, that John Daunce paid the within named Daniel 1,000 cr.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 5, f. 21. R. O. 2207. [4422.] SCOTCHMEN and FRENCHMEN IN ENGLAND.
An article to be added to the instructions of commissioners for inquiring after aliens, enjoining that, in consequence of the war between England, France, and Scotland, all Scotchmen living in England should be deemed enemies; but that all Scotchmen that have married English women and have children may remain, on forfeiture of half their goods and security for the other half; the same to be estimated by the sheriff and the King's commissioners. All others to have their goods seized and their persons banished, under penalty of their lives. All Frenchmen to have their goods forfeited and be committed to prison if they dwell near the sea coast; or else, if they dwell inland, to find sureties.
Draft, corrected by Ruthal, pp. 3. See GRANTS IN AUGUST, No. 16.
27 Aug.
Le Glay, Negoc. entre la France et l'Autriche, I., 544.
Henry and the Emperor met yesterday at Terouenne and had a long conversation. Henry says that he will refer all to his Council and then send an answer, for which Gorrevod is detained. Is ordered to return to-day to the camp with the archdeacon of Besançon and Bannissis to meet the bp. of Winchester and others of the king's council and the King Catholic's ambassadors. Will send her word of what is concluded. The Emperor came to Ayre to supper and afterwards held a council at which Ravestain, Fiennes, Lalain, Gorrevod and others were present. It was discussed whether Terouenne should be garrisoned or demolished, as Henry had left it to the Emperor to dispose of. After some discussion, it was concluded to demolish it. Henry will remain in the camp for some time to assist. Ravestain has set out for Bethune and will tell her all. Spoke about Petro de Navarre. The Emperor says it will be difficult. Has spoken of the carrack, and caused the letter she wrote him to be shown to Winchester by Maroton. The matter will be laid before the Council. Longueville, Clermont and the other prisoners taken by the English are sent to England. Henry wished for the prisoners taken by the Burgundians, but they would not give them up. The French have retired to Cressy near Montroeuil. Ayre, Saturday, 27 Aug., 8 o'clock in the morning.
27 Aug.
Le Glay, Negoc. entre la France et l'Autriche, I., 546
Has received her letter of the 26th. Berghes arrived this evening at Saint Omer. The Council of the King of England has not been able to attend to-day to the King Catholic's affair, on account of other business, but they will do so to-morrow. The Emperor has sent into Flanders and Artois for masons to demolish Terouenne. Thinks they will come willingly. There is a report that the King of France is dead. Does not believe it. Sent Maroton to the Bp. of Winchester for the answer to her letter concerning the carrack; but he only answered that Spinelly is charged to see to the affair. Four hundred English pioneers have commenced destroying "la porte du Saint Esprit." The chief English councillors will be here to-morrow, and some say that Henry will come in person. Ayre, Saturday, 27 Aug., 10 o'clock at night.
27 Aug.
Ib., 548.
Has sent the Emperor letters which he received this morning from the mayor and eschevins of Hesdin showing what danger the town is in; and now goes thither himself so that if it be lost he will be lost with it; for it is not provided to resist an attack, as he has several times written to her. The companions he left there were discharged by Mons. de Fiennes, who could not pay them. St. Omer, 27 Aug. 1513.
The French are lodged in all his villages. If it had been war he would not have lost so much.
28 Aug.
S.P. Hen. VIII., 5, f. 23. R.O.
2211. [4425.] WOOL.
Memorandum by Thomas earl of Surrey, treasurer, that he has covenanted with Edw. Madison, owner of the Mawdelen of Hull, with three score men of war in her, for conducting a wool fleet from Hull to the Staple of Calais with wools shipped at Hull on 28 Aug. 5 Hen. VIII.,—for 55l. Signed.
P. 1.
28 Aug.
Sanuto, XVII., 33.
2212. CALO CALONYMOS, a Hebrew Physician, to PIERO TRUN, of Venice.
Gives a prognostication of what the Signory may expect from the Pope, the Kings of Spain, France and England, and the Emperor. The King of France entered on a new revolution on the 6th and will have a better year than last and although the writer does not possess the nativity of the King of England he can announce that France will prove superior, either by arms or else, more probably, by agreement. With the Signory the King of France is sincere. Venice, 28 Aug. 1513.
30 Aug.
Le Glay, Analectes Hist., 187.
Il "declare a Marguerite qu'il veut bien pour la tranquillite des etats de Charles, prince de Castile, que les fortifications de Terouanne soient demolies." Camp at Guinegate, 30 Aug. 1513.
30 Aug.
Le Glay, Negoc. entre la France et l'Autriche, I., 549.
Wrote yesterday of the good state of the Emperor's and Henry's affairs. Will be despatched to-day and to-morrow when he arrives will tell her more. The Emperor did not move from his lodging in this town yesterday and will not, to-day, as he is attending to despatches for Italy and Germany. Berghes went to-day to see Henry, and to visit Terouenne. He will write this evening when he returns. The Emperor has news that the Swiss are marching. There are about 6,000 more than the 16,000 asked for. The Duke of Wirtemberg is with them "de gayeté de cueur," at his own expense. Ayre, Tuesday, 30 Aug., 8 o'clock in the morning.
P.S.—Gave Berghes her letter and he showed it to the Emperor, who said she need not fear about their affairs as he and Henry were on good terms. Berghes asked to be excused writing, as he will not have time. Ayre, Tuesday, 30 Aug.
31 Aug.
Le Glay, Analectes Hist., p. 187.
Il lui "recommande un espagnol nommé Petro de Berecedo qui désire être employé auprés du prince de Castille." Au camp près Terouanne, 31 Aug. 1513.
31 Aug.
Roman Transcr., I., 52 B., f. 432. R.O.
2216. IRELAND.
Acknowledgment by Leo X. of receipt from Aloysius Gibraleon, writer of apostolic letters, in the name of John Theoderici, Papal collector in Ireland, of 50 ducats for the collection of one year ended April last. Rome, 31 Aug. 1513, pont. 1.
Latin. Modern transcript, p. 1.
Exch. Accts.,
61 (7). R.O.
2217. THE NAVY.
File of 55 receipts by pursers, captains and others of various ships for victuals received from John Dawtrey between May and August, 5 Hen. VIII. Among them is a bill of names of ships viz. the Mary Rose, Mary de la Rotta, Kateryn Forteleza, John Baptyst, Grete Bark, Mary George, Mary and John, Mary James, Second New Spaniard "whereof Ichyngham is captain," Lesser Bark, Lyzard, Trynyte of Hampton, Barbara, Mary of Falmouth, Christopher Davy, Jenet Perwyn, Peter of Fowe, James of Dartmouth, Thomas of Hull, Mathew of Brystowe, Trynyte of Brystowe, Mary 'Kateryn of London, Christopher of Dartmouth, Margaret Bonaventur, Rose Galey, Swallowe, Lewys of Newcastell, Mary Cradok "by Sir T. Wyndam is warrant (?) and also the Antony Cradok." With Sir Thomas Wyndham's signed note attached, as follows:—"John Dawtre, my lord hath appointed the Mary Cradok and Antony Cradok to go northward in his first bill wherefore I will that ye deliver him victual."
Ib., 61 (21).
2218. THE ARMY.
File of 21 muster rolls and memoranda of names of pioneers and labourers retained at various dates (in the month of August) by John lord Berners, "captain of the King's Ordnance." Each signed "John Berners."
Arundel MS.
26, f. 56b (102b). B.M.
Proclamations made in the King's camp, viz.:—
i. Pro cadaveribus. For every man to keep his lodging clean, and bury all dead meat or excrement.
ii. Pro Germanis. No Englishman to meddle or lodge within the ground assigned to the Allemans, and both Almains and English to abstain from using language likely to offend.
iii. Pro observatione statutorum. All persons to obey the statutes and ordinances of war which of late were openly read and published.
iv. Any person grieved in anything that touches the office of my lord Marshal to resort on Monday, Wednesday and Friday to the marshal's court "kept here within this town and city" during the King's abode here; and all of the army to the marshal's court wherever appointed.
Copy, pp. 2.
Exch. Accts.,
518 (2). R.O.
Received by John Myllet, clerk of the Signet, from John Heron _ (blank) June 5 Hen. VIII., 14,020l.
Paid by Myllet, by virtue of commission dated _ (blank) day of _(blank) 5 Hen. VIII.—To Baptist de Taxis, for the Emperor, by virtue of a commission 5 Hen. VIII. 14,000l. in cr. of the Sun; for 6 trussing coffers for the same 30s.; for a cart to convey it from the Tower to Millet's house in the Vintry 20d.; for himself and 5 servants attending on the same, 25s.; paid, 6 June, for 4 packhorses from London to Dover for 3 days, at 8d. the horse and 8d. the packman, and 8 horses to convey John and his company for the surety of the said crowns, 36s. 8d. Dover porters, 2s.; mariners, 20s.; porters at Calais helping with the said treasure, 12d. Expenses of Millet and his servants going into Flanders awaiting the Emperor's servant for 10 days, 50s. To a man sent to Thos. Spinelly to advertise the Archduchess of the money, 20s.; for 9 horses to convey the treasure from Calais to Graveline, 18s.; for 2 spears and 12 archers on horseback attending Millet and abiding in Gravelines, 8 days, to watch the treasure, 9l. 12s. 4d.; for his and his servants' diets at Calais 16 days, 4l.
ii. Millet's account for presting 700 Almains and making provision in Flanders.
Received of John Daunce, 6 July 5 Hen. VIII., in prest, 800l. st.
Payments.—July 11: Wages of three captains named Anthony Rot, Wendell van Brussell and Hans Buser, with their officers and men (rates detailed). July 12: to Rodolf van Shanke, chief leader of the said Almains, for presting other Almains which, by the King's command, he took up by the way and left at Newport, 23l. 6s. 8d.; breakfast to the captains, 15s. 8d.; to Sendell for three banners (described) 4l. 5s.; ferry and drink money at Antwerp and wages for 8 and 9 July of 80 Almains rejected at the musters. July 16 to 19: purchases (detailed) of harness, pikes and gunpowder. July 20: hire of eight waggons for a month including 2s. 6d. for "God's pennies and drinkings" of the waggoners. July 22: to Yonker Albright Blarer and 20 Almains, by desire of Baptist de Taxys, master of the Emperor's Posts, as they would needs go to the King and had no money, 30s.; to a post hired at Antwerp and sent to the King's Council, 20s.; for 13 "fanes" of the King's arms, to set upon the waggons, 4s. 4d.; to Thomas Spinelly's servant, for fees for the passport of the Almains, 10s.; the post sent with letters to Sir Th. Spinelly at Brussells, 6s. 6d.; to a messenger sent to Mechlin for the pikes, 2s.; to a messenger sent to Zeland, unto the gunpowder man, 6s. 8d.; to a messenger sent to Gorcom for the pike heads, 8s.; for carriage of 2,000 pikes by water from Antwerp to Calais, 3l. 6s. 8d.; for carriage of 5,320 pikes and 20 barrels of gunpowder from Antwerp to Calais, 12l.; for packing the harness, 12s.; for the hire of 3 horses from Calais to Bruges and from Bruges to Antwerp, &c., 3l. 5s.; for the diet of John Dymoke, John Millet and his servants, at Antwerp, Mechlin and other places, for 17 days, 12l. 15s.; for a horse bought at Mechlin with saddle and bridle, 6l. 13s. 4d.; for the hire of 2 horses from Antwerp to Bruges, and from Bruges to Calais, 13s. 4d.; for the cost of John Millet and his servants from Antwerp to Terouenne from 26 July to 18 Aug., 12l. Total, 1,137l. 8s. 6d. Fl.
Pp. 12.
Exch. Accts., 202 (28). R.O.
2221. CALAIS.
Names (14) of wheelers, harness-makers and smiths "prested" by Hugh Fuller in August, 5 Hen. VIII., to go from London to Calais, each receiving 2s. for his "preste" and 4s. for a coat; also (7) of smiths, carpenters and sawyers "received of Henry Smyth, clerk of the King's works," 13 Aug. 5 Hen. VIII., conducted to Dover; these latter having 3s. 4d. as prest.
P. 1.
S.P. Hen. VIII.,
230, f. 37. R.O.
2. Bill of Thomas Cook for his expenses in conveying beer to Calais; in all 28l. 14s. 8d., whereof he has received 20l. from W. Jekyll at Calais and 8l. from sale of beer there in the month of August.
Mutilated, p. 1.
Ib., f. 38.
3. "The Dockette of William Ston's Boke," being jottings and calculations of payments due for carriage of beer and victuals for ships including his own wages at 18d. a day for 218 days, and at 10d. a day for four days when occupied in receiving beer from Calais.
Large paper, pp. 2.
2222. GRANTS IN AUGUST, 1513.
1. Mayor, Constables, and Merchants of the Staple of Calais. Mortmain licence to acquire lands to the yearly value of 300l. Del. Mortlake, 1 Aug. 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 14. (Teste Regina.) [4381.]
2. John Morgan, clk., bachelor in decrees. Presentation to the church of St. Iltuti de Neth, Llandaff dioc., void by death of Morgan ap Hopkyn. Richmond, 29 July 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Mortlake, 1 Aug. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18. (Teste Regina.) [4383.]
3. William Gowre, groom of the Chamber. Corrody, in reversion, in the priory of Worcester, now held by William Reton. Calais, 20 July 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Aug. P.S. (in English). [4384.]
4. William Studdon, yeoman of the Guard. Annuity of 10l., for life, out of the customs of Exeter and Dartmouth; on surrender of patent of 25 Nov. 3 Hen. VIII., granting him the like annuity out of the customs of Exmouth, during pleasure, vice Robert Simmonds, of Barnstable, deceased. Greenwich, 14 June 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Mortlake, 2 Aug. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 22. (Teste Regina.) [4385.]
5. Marcellus De la More, the King's principal surgeon. To be sergeant of the King's surgeons, for life, with wages, and precedence as customary since the reign of Edward IV. Calais, 18 July 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Aug. P.S. (in English). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21. (Teste Regina.) Rymer XIII. 374. [4390.]
6. Sir Richard Wyngfeld, knight for the Body, and Sir Robert Wyngfeld. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of marshal of the town and marches of Calais from the 6th Oct. last, with the same number of soldiers under them and allowances as Sir William Meryng, or any other marshal there. Calais, 14 July 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Aug. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21. (Teste Regina.) [4391.]
7. Sir Gilbert Talbot and Sir Richard Wynfeld, knight for the Body. Grant, in survivorship, during pleasure, of the office of Deputy of Calais, from the 6th Oct. next, with an annuity of 100l. out of the issues of the lordships of Marc and Oye, and another annuity of 104l. out of the same issues for "spyall money"; the said Gilbert and Richard to have under them 31 soldiers for the defence of the town, viz., one spear, two riders called archers, and 28 soldiers, with the same wages as in the time of the said Gilbert, now Deputy, or of Richard Nanfan, Deputy in the time of Henry VII.: and, in consideration that the King has appointed no other lieutenants of the town, the said Gilbert and Richard to take, at pleasure, 10 soldiers besides the said 31, out of the King's retinue or that of the late treasurer of war for Calais. Also granting them the nomination and removal of all soldiers and officers of the town not belonging to the retinues of the lieutenant of the castle, marshal, treasurer, comptroller, porter or sub-marshal; and power to grant safe-conducts and, in case of need, to lay disobedient and rebel parishes under ransom and protection. If this patent be not valid, it shall be renewed on being shown to the Chancellor. Calais, 13 July 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Aug. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 22. (Teste Regina.) [4392.]
8. Master William Brown, clk. Presentation to the church of Wenvo, Llandaff dioc., void by death. Richmond, 14 Aug. 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Mortlake, 15 Aug. P.S. [4400.]
9. Wales. Mandate to the Chancellor to make out letters of commission containing the name of Lord Ferres, whom the King has appointed one of his commissioners and council in the marches of Wales. Dated at the field on the north-east side of Tiroan, 10 Aug. Del. Mortlake, 17 Aug. 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. [4404.]
10. John Heron alias Heyron, late of Crawley, Northumberland, alias of Harebotell, gentleman or bastard. Pardon. Del. Westm., 18 Aug. 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18. (Teste Regina.) [4406.]
11. Henry Stokes of Calais, merchant. Protection for two years. Calais, 18 July 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Mortlake, 19 Aug. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21. (Teste Regina.) [4408.]
12. Feodaries.
Oxford and Berks: Appointment of William Yonge as feodary of lands held in chief; with authority in the King's name to take the persons of heirs under age, and deliver them to Sir Thomas Lovell, treasurer of the King's Household and master of such heirs, and, after due inquisition before escheators or other commissioners, to take their lands into the King's hands; also to be general receiver of all such lands.
Similar appointments as under, in—
Somerset and Dorset: Christopher Power.
Wilts and Glouc.: Gregory Morgan.
Hants: John Dawtrey.
Worc.: Thomas Walssh.
Staff. and Salop: John Wellys.
London and Middlesex: Richard Hawkis.
Essex and Herts: William Goche.
Norfolk and Suffolk: John Hacon.
Camb. and Hunts: Hugh Danyell.
Northt. Robert Chauntrell.
Warw. and Leic.: John a Lee.
Surrey and Sussex: Thomas Polsted.
Notts: William Wymbeswold.
Linc.: John Mounson.
Derb.: Christopher Metheley.
Heref. and Marches of Wales: John Rudhale.
Cornwall and Devon: John Walsshe.
Westmoreland and Cumberland: Robert Warcop.
Del. Westm., 23 Aug. 5 Hen. VIII. S.B. (signed: Thomas Lovell). Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 22d. [4414.]
13. John de Serffe, native of Flanders. Annuity of 20l. from Mich. next, till the marriage of the King's sister, Mary princess of Castile, with Charles prince of Castile. The King's camp near Turwyn, 8 Aug. 1513. Del. Westm., 24 Aug. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18. (Teste Regina.) Rymer XIII. 374. [4416.]
14. John Studde, of London, alias of Egham, Surr., gentleman. Pardon. Greenwich, 14 June 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Aug. P.S. Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 28. [4419.]
15. John Ware and John, Shipman, of Bristol, merchants. Licence to import 100 tuns of Gascon wine, and 60 tons of Tolouse woad. Richmond, 23 Aug. 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 25 Aug. P.S. French Roll, 5 Hen. VIII. m. 9. [4420.]
16. Scotchmen in England. Blank commission to A. B. C. D. to seize the property of all born subjects (except ecclesiastics) of the King of Scots in the county of Oxford, selling such as cannot be kept and making inventories of the property, &c., by indenture with the said Scots; submitting any disputes that may arise to the determination of D.E.F.G. Westm., 27 Aug. 5 Hen. VIII. (Teste Regina.) With fiat for like commissions to other counties. S.B. (signed: Katherine the Qwene).
ii. Commissions made in pursuance of the above, viz.:—
Midd.—Sir Ric. Cholmeley, Th. Jakys, Th. Roberdes, and Nic. Bowne, commissioners; the abbot of Westminster, Sir Th. Lovell, and Sir John Cutte, justices.
Kent.—Alex. Culpeper, Sir John Fogge, John Engeham, Reynold Pekkam, Th. Isley, Ric. Lee and John Crispe; the prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, Sir John Fyneux, Sir Rob. Rede and Sir Wm. Scotte.
Suss.—John Erneley, Ric. Sakevyle, Wm. Asshebournham and Th. Theccher, Th. earl of Arundell, the prior of Lewes and Sir Th. Fynes.
Surr.—John Scott, John Skynner, Hen. Saunder and John Brigge; the prior of Merton and Sir John Lee.
Essex.—Sir Rog. Wentworth, John Colte, Wm. Pyrton, Wm. Fitzwilliam and Th. Tey; the abbot of Stratford, Wm. Mordaunt and Walter Froste.
Suff.—John Henyngham, Rob. Brues, John Higham, Edm. Rokewode and Th. Jermyn: the abbot of Bury, Sir Wm. Walgrave and Sir Humph. Wyngfeld.
Norf.—Sir John Haydon, Sir John Shelton, Rog. Tounesend, Sir Th. Bedyngfeld and Wm. Paston: the prior of Christchurch, Norwich, Sir James Hobart and Sir Rob. Lovell.
Camb.—Sir Rob. Cotton, Rob. Parys, John Wode and Rob. Frevyle: the prior of Bernewell, Sir Wm. Fyndern and Sir Rob. Payton.
Hunts.—Th. Louthe, John Castell, John Taylard, and Wm. Grace: the abbot of Ramsey, Th. Hall and Walter Luke.
Herts.—Sir Wm. Say, John Butteler, Wm. Lytton, John Brokett and Wm. Bedell: the abbot of St. Albans, Barth. Westby and John More, serjeant at law.
Beds.—John Mordaunte, Wm. Gascoigne, Wm. Marshall, and Mich. Fyssher: the prior of Dunstable, Sir John Seynt-John, and Sir Edmund Lucy.
[Bucks.]—Sir Wm. Rede, Wm. Bulstrode, Th. Denham, Th. Stafford, Th. Langston and John Baldewyn: Rob. Brudenell, John Cheyney and Th. Pygott.
Berks.—Sir George Forster, Henry Bryges, Chr. Belyngeham and Wm. Essex: the abbot of Reading and Wm. Besylles.
Oxon.—Sir Ric. Fouler, Wm. Fermer, John Horne and Ralph Vyne: the bp. of Llandaff and Wm. Harecourte.
Wilts.—Sir Edw. Darell, Sir John Scrope, Sir Maurice Barowe, John Skyllyng and John Baynard: the abbot of Stanley and Sir John Danvers.
Ntht.—Sir Ric. Knyghtley, Ralph Lane, John Wattys and John Tresham: the abbot of Peterborough and Sir Th. Cheyney.
Leic.—Sir Everard Feldyng, Everard Dygby, Ralph Swyllyngton and Wm. Brokesby: the abbot of Leicester and Sir Ralph Shirley.
Linc.—John Hennege, Th. Robertson, Chr. Broun, Rob. Husee, Rob. Sheffeld of Scotham, Th. Quadryng, Wm. Dysney, John Robynson, Rob. Sutton, John Sayntpoll, George Fitzwilliam, John Mounson and John Littilbury: the abbot of Thornton, Sir Miles Busshy, Sir Rob. Sheffeld, and Sir Wm. Tirwhytt.
Yorks.—Sir James Strangways, Sir John Gouer, Sir Ralph Bygott, Sir Walter Griffith, Sir John Norton, Sir Wm. Scorgill, Wm. Constable, Th. Meryng, Wm. Elson, Th. Fayrefax, Ralph Rokesby and John Bylby: the abbot of St. Marys, York, Ric. Nevyll lord Latemer, Wm. Fayrefax and Brian Palmes.
Derb.—Wm. Hastynges, John Port, John Fitzherbert, Humph. Bradbourne, Wm. Bothe and Roger Eyer: the abbot of Derley, Ant. Fitzherbert and Th. Babyngton.
Devon.—Sir John Kirkham, Rob. Bowring, John Crokker, Ric. Coffyn, Nic. Kirkham, Wm. Fortescu, Rob. Yeo and John Cole of Slade: the dean of Exeter, Sir Th. Graynvyle, and John Roo.
Hants.—Sir Nic. Wadham, Sir John Lysley, Sir John Paulett, Wm. Froste, John Dawtrey and Rob. Wallop: the prior of St. Swithin's, Winchester, and _ (blank) Neuporte.
Notts.—Sir Wm. Meryng, John Willoughby, Humph. Hersey, Ant. Babyngton and John Byron: the prior of Lenton and Brian Stapleton.
Staff.—Ric. Lytelton, John Wellys, John Blount and Th. Blount: the abbot of Burton and Ric. Wartesley.
Soms.—Sir Hugh Lutterell, Sir John Rodney, John Fitz James and John Horsey: the abbot of Glastonbury and Sir John Speke.
Dors.—Sir Th. Trenchard, Hen. Uvedale, Giles Strangwyche, Roger Cheverell and Rob. Turges: the abbot of Sern and Sir Wm. Filoll.
Cornw.—Rob. Tredenek, John Arundell of Talvern, Wm. Lower, and Wm. Carnsewe: Peter Bevyle and John Chamond.
Rutl.—No names.
London.—Roger Acheley, George Monoux, Th. Mirfyn, John Bruges and _ (blank) Melbourne: the Mayor, John abbot of Westminster, Sir Th. Lovell and Sir John Cutte.
York.—Aldermen and Sheriffs: abbot of St. Marys and the Mayor.
Norwich.—Ditto: prior of Christchurch and the Mayor.
Lincoln.—Ditto: W. bp. of Lincoln and the Mayor.
Coventry.—Ditto: prior of Coventry and the Mayor.
Canterbury.—Ditto: prior of Christchurch, Sir John Fyneux and the Mayor.
Bristol.—Ditto: Abbot of St. Augustines and the Mayor.
Nottingham.—Sheriffs: prior of Lenton and the Mayor.
Kingston upon Hull.—Sheriffs: abbot of Mewx and the Mayor.
Scarborough.—Bailiffs: abbot of Whitby and Mayor.
Southampton.—Bailiffs: prior of St. Denis and Mayor.
Gloucester.—Sheriffs: Abbot of Gloucester and Mayor.
Newcastle upon Tyne.—Sheriffs: prior of Tynmouthe and Mayor.
Cinque Ports.—Constable of Dover Castle and Warden of the Cinque Ports, or his lieutenant: no justices named.
Pat. 5 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 22d.


  • 1. Probably this plan is to be assigned to the year 1553 rather than to 1513.
  • 2. Allen (Eras. Ep. I., 533) gives reasons for thinking this a letter from R.R. to William Gonell.
  • 3. No mention of this in No. 2195.
  • 4. Of Vendôme.