Henry VIII: April 1536

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 10, January-June 1536. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1887.

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A.D. 1536.

[10 April.]
R. O.
[Lisle to Du Bies.] (fn. 1)
The bearer is Bastien Michiel, merchant (blank) subject of the French king, who has been resident at Paris for 8 or 10 years. He is coming from London and goes to Paris, charged by the King, my master, with matters of importance. I beg you not to hinder him on the way, but give him a certificate which may be of use to him on the other frontiers, with the company of the post of this town.
Fr., p. 1.
R. O. The Archbishops of Canterbury. (fn. 2)
Copy of Charter 3 April 18 Henry III., granting to the Abp. of Canterbury and his successors the right to dispose by will of their goods, whether grain sown in their lands or other.
Large paper, pp. 2. In Wriothesley's hand.
R. O. Dispensations.
A scheme of fees to be paid for dispensations, for monks or canons to hold benefices, or to leave their habits; for priors or abbots to use mitre and staff; for pluralities and various other cases affecting monks and clergy; and for marriages in different degrees of affinity. The fees are in most cases six in number, ranged in two divisions; first, to the King, the Chancellor, and the clerk; and second, to the Archbishop, the Commissary, and the scribe. The lowest dispensations on the list are for a marriage in the fourth degree ignorantly contracted, and a "dispensacio de non promovendo ad biennium," in each of which cases (there being no payment to the King and civil officers) the fees amount to 10 shillings. The highest is that for a prior or abbot to use mitre and staff, the amount being 47l. 10s.
Large paper, pp. 7.
R. O. Alain Lemelenec.
Complaint of Alain Lemelenec, factor of Francois du Com, merchant of Brittany, that he had been plundered by two ships, whose captain was named Cauoree (Calverley ?), commissioned by the King to guard the west coast against the Scots. Has been a year and a half unable to obtain redress. On the 1st Jan. last the Council admitted the facts, and caused the goods taken to be appraised by commissioners, who sent in a report under their signatures to Cromwell ("Mr. Cramouel") on the 13th March.
Fr., p. 1. Endd.


  • 1. See No. 651. which was evidently written in reply to this letter.
  • 2. It is difficult to say for what purpose this copy of an ancient record was made, hut it may have had something to do with the negociations for the exchange of lands between the Archbishop and the King ratified by Statutes 27 Hen. VIII. c. 34, and 28 Hen. VIII. c. 50.