Henry VIII: January 1536, 16-20

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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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January 1536, 16-20

16 Jan.
R. O.
109. The Fellows of Magdalene College, Oxford, to Cromwell.
We are willing to comply with the King's letters for the preferment of Owen Oglethorpe, fellow of our college, to be president, (fn. 1) on the death of Dr. Knolles, now president. We trust in your furtherance of good learning, as appears by the ordinances lately published amongst us by your commissioners and the maintenance of the lively Word of God, and we hope you will be favourable in this man's cause, minding that same to him that our Sovereign prince intended. Magdalene College, Oxford, 16 Jan, Signed by twenty-seven fellows.
P. 1. Add: Secretary and M. R.
16 Jan.
R. O.
110. John [Maxey], Bishop of Elphin and Abbot of Welbeck, to Cromwell.
I send you your fee of 10l. for my religion, and would have waited upon you myself at this season but for my attendance at the convention at York the 4 Feb. In the King's visitation, of which I spoke to you when last in London, I have a grant under his broad seal, by virtue whereof I trust to accomplish his pleasure and yours. I beg you to send me an answer by the bearer. Welbek, 16 Jan. Signed "Welbek."
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
16 Jan.
R. O.
111. Lord Lisle to Cromwell.
The bearer, servant to my lord of Hereford, arrived here on Friday last. As the weather has been so tempestuous that he could have no passage till this day, he asked me to write for testimonial of the truth. Calais, 16 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Chief Secretary and Master of the Rolls.
[16 Jan.]
Corp. Ref. iii. 12.
112. Antony Musa to Stephen Rothe.
Philip [Melanchthon] went yesterday to Wittenberg to discuss private mass. The king of England has sent a bishop and one or two learned men to argue that it ought to be retained. So far the King has become Lutheran, that because the Pope has refused to sanction his divorce, he has ordered, on the penalty of death, that every one shall believe and preach that not the Pope but himself is the head of the universal church. All other papistry, monasteries, mass, indulgences, and intercessions for the dead, are pertinaciously adhered to. For this cause ambassadors have been sent to Wittenberg to defend the mass. Gives an account of the examination of nine Anabaptists of both sexes at Leuchtenburg, by himself and Melanchthon. "In festo Annuntiat., (fn. 2) xxxvj."
17 Jan.
R. O. Cranmer's Letters, 319.
113. Cranmer to Henry VIII.
On Friday last John Milles of Chevenyng found in a book in the church the enclosed schedule, with the words Rex tanquam tyrannus opprimit populum suum. After consultation with neighbours, they could not decide in whose handwriting it was, but suspected Sir Thos. Baschurche, priest, sometime secretary to my predecessor (Warham), whom I suppose your Grace knows, and this morning he confessed it. Three years ago next April he fell into a despair and then into sickness, so that he was in peril of death. He recovered of his sickness in a quarter of a year, but never of his despair. He says he is assured he shall be perpetually damned. My chaplains and other learned men have reasoned with him, but no one can bring him to any other opinion, but that like Esau he was created unto damnation. He has often attempted to kill himself, but has been preserved by diligent looking after. A little before Christmas a priest deceived him of 20 nobles, and ever since he has been worse than before. On St. Thomas' day in Christmas he nearly hanged himself with his own tippet, and said that as soon as high mass was done, he would proclaim your Grace a traitor, which, however, he did not do. Within these ten or eleven days he almost slew himself with a penknife. This morning when he confessed the schedule to be his writing, Milles said he supposed your Grace would pardon his offence, considering the condition he was in. Then he in a rage said, " If I cannot be rid this way, I shall be rid another way."
I wish to know your pleasure by the bearer, my chaplain. I intended to have waited on you this week, but I am so vexed with a catarrh and rheum in my head that it would be dangerous to me and noisome to you, by reason of extreme coughing and "exereacions" which I cannot eschew. Knoll, 17 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
17 Jan. 114. Lord Vaux of Harrowden, Governor of Jersey.
See Grants in January, No. 12.
17 Jan.
R. O.
115. Anthony Pykeryng to Lord Lisle.
Mr. Secretary has commanded me to desire you to send an answer to these letters with all speed. Here is also a letter to Mr. Wynkfeld, which I think will not please him. I have little news, but I spoke with Mr. Treasurer the day of receiving these letters and told him Mr. Secretary would send answer with a special letter from the King, for he told me that he would so do, going from the Rolls to the Court. I desired him to put Mr. Secretary in remembrance, which he promised to do, but said he could tell me nothing of the King's letters. However, I gave attendance on Mr. Secretary and was despatched that night. Wrysley, who wrote the King's letter, named Sir Edw. Rynseley for the knight marshal in the superscription; I discovered it after I had gone to my lodging, and in all haste went to Wrysley, and showed him there was no such marshal there; on which he razed out his name and put in Sir Ric. Grenfelld.
Mr. Skevyngtou, who was lieutenant of Ireland, is dead. There are divers suitors to be master of the ordnance. My lord William [Howard] is going to Scotland in 10 days. His carriage is gone already. There was a great fire at Grace church corner, in which four or five houses were burnt, and two or three men killed. London, 17 Jan.
I think there has been labor made to Mr. Treasurer since I delivered him your Lordship's letter at my coining from Calais, for he was not so cordial as at first, but I will get him to write to your lordship, showing him that Mr. Secretary has done so. I could have done nothing more to obtain an answer if my father had lain in prison.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.: 17th of January 1536.
17 Jan.
R. O.
116. Leonard Smyth to Lady Lisle.
Has been a suitor to his master (fn. 3) for Lord Lisle's weir at Womberley, according to his lordship's letter. If it were not remedyless, as he has written more at large to lord Lisle, would gladly labor further in the matter, and the more so as it is part of Mr. Bassett's inheritance. Hears that Mr. Bassett is in good health. Apologises for slackness in writing. London, 17 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais.
17 Jan.
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117. Sir Thos. Audeley, Lord Chancellor, to Lord Lisle.
Commends to him young Whetell, to whom the King has given a spear's place on the next vacancy. If he is admitted at Audeley's request it shall not be prejudicial to his office. London, 17 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Endd.
ii. Lord Lisle to Sir Thos. Audeley.
Has received his letter touching the above. There is no one in England more willing to serve him than the writer. " This Whethill and his father ordered me openly at Lantern gate with words and countenance that I never suffered so much of no degree since I was 16 years old." Notwithstanding at Audeley's command will forget all.
Draft in Lisle's own hand at the bottom of the preceding, p. 1.
17 Jan.
Luther's Briefe, iv. 666.
118. Luther to Nich. Hausmann.
* * * The English embassy is waiting here [at Wittenberg] for Melancthon (ad M. Philippum expectat) to despatch the King's cause. * * Die S. Anlonii, 1536.
17 Jan.
R. O.
119. The Duke of Savoy.
"Copie de la deffiance et lettres patentes mandees au Duc de Savoye par ung herault darmes, de la part de la seigneurie de Berne. Le Lundy xvii jour de Janvier mil vc xxxvi."
Declaring war in aid of their "combourgeoys," whom the duke is blockading in Geneva.
Fr., pp. 3. Endd.
18 Jan.
Vesp. F. xiii. 79 b. B. M. C's. Letters, 318.
120. Cranmer to Cromwell.
Thanks him for the favor he has shown to Dr. Mallet, his chaplain, the bearer, in his preferment to the mastership of Mychel House, Cambridge. He is sorry that he cannot recompense it.
Asks Cromwell to excuse him from bringing up the statutes, &c, of the college before Candlemas, according to the King's visitation, as Cranmer has kept him preaching in his diocese all the quarter, and has appointed him to preach at Paul's Cross on the Sunday before Candlemas. Desires Cromwell to favor him in a matter concerning his college and the quiet of the whole university, which if Cromwell stay not, he fears it will turn to the hindrance of the good order which he has set in his own house and to the disquiet of the university. Knolle, 18 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Master Secretary. Endd.
18 Jan.
R. O.
121. John Robyns to Cromwell.
Ill health prevented him from presenting his pamphlet of coming events in person. In that book Cromwell will see the courses of the stars and the general influences of the heavens on the English in this year; but the writer has said nothing of the harvests or the weather, as nothing noteworthy is to be expected. "Oxonie in collegio Regali, 15° calendas februarii anno Domini currente 1535°."
Latin, pp. 2. Add.: "a Rotulis et a Secretis Consiliis Regiæ Majestatis, Londinii."
18 Jan.
R. O.
122. Thos. Runcorn, Priest, to Lord Lisle.
I have made search in Lyons for lusernes skyns, and with pain I have found some, but Sir John Wallop says none such as he has seen. Good ones are very scarce, those I have seen will stand you in 10 cr. a skin. Lyons, 18 Jan. Commend me to my lady and Mr. Marshal.
Hol., p. 1. Add.. Deputy of Calais. Scaled.
18 Jan.
Add. MS. 28,588, f. 123. B. M.
123. The Count of Cifuentes to [Charles V.].
* * * During an audience of the Pope, showed his Holiness as of himself, how much it concerned him that the French King had not only refused to help in the execution of the sentence against the king of England, but would hinder it as much as possible, both on account of his friendship with England, and for the sake of saying that it was not suitable to give so much authority to the Pope; on which the Pope grew very warm about the king of France, and praised the Emperor, saying that he would do as much as he could to make a closer and better intelligence between Francis and the Emperor, and if the former could not be brought to what was just and honest, he (the Pope) and the Emperor would find a remedy for it.
Has heard that a brother of the knight Casale who resides in this court had said that a servant of the said knight, whom he lately sent to England, had written that the King sent for him to speak about the matters he brought, and he thought to have a good despatch, because the King was willing to appear in the cause. On account of this and what he has heard from the Emperor, thinks that his Majesty should decide about the expedition of the executorials and the secret solicitation of the bull of privation, because, besides the importance of the business, good will come of it to the queen and princess.
The Pope seemed very angry with the French king, and [the Count] told him he had a right to resent the consideration he shows for the will of the king of England, and the demand his agents made of the admiral at Calais last summer, that he should disobey the Apostolic See.
The Pope told [Cifuentes] that he was so angry that he would not dissimulate * * *.
Sp. pp. 11. Modern copy. Headed: Lo que escribe el Conde de Cifuentes a 18 de Enero, 1536. Respondidas de Napoles a 29 de Enero, 1536.
18 Jan.
Nero, B. vii. 100. B. M. Ellis, 2 S. II. 70.
124. Edmond Harvel to Starkey.
Has written twice since his return. Marvels that he had no letters from Starkey by the last post. Mr. Pole is continual in writing of his work, and that with extreme study, which breaketh him much, especially in these sharp colds which have reigned here many days. Thinks his labor will be finished next month, and that there came not such a thing abroad as this shall be in our days. Mr. Pole has great virtue and eloquence, with prudence and judgment, as no man that liveth more. Doubts not his writing will be grateful and admirable to all virtuous men, especially to Starkey, who delights in him so much. The Emperor is going to Rome with a great number of men, and will enter the city in triumph. He is preparing 100 galleys, many ships, and 40,000 men to cross to Africa against Alger, Barbarossa's town. This is the report, but there is suspicion of other business.
The French king's practises with the Venetians have been right great with inestimable promises, but they stand strongly for the Emperor as far as it is known. They have no money for the use of war, and will not begin without good ground. They are "insupportable" to see the state of Milan in the Emperor's hands.
Here is great suspicion of the French king, but now in Italy he has little friendship, for all the heads except the Venetians are Imperial. The duke of Florence will marry the Emperor's daughter. The Florentines have tried in vain to recover their liberty from the Emperor. Of the Council there is little mention. It is thought the Turk is now at Constantinople. The news of his defeat by the Sophi is very constant. His absence has utterly decayed this town for lack of doings. Venice, 18 Jan. 1535.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the right worshipful Mr. Thomas Starkey, in London.
18 Jan.
R. O.
125. Helyer de Carteret, bailiff of Jersey, to Cromwell.
Hears that complaints are made against him, the causes of which he does not know. Cromwell knows that the late Mr. Ughtred was of great authority before he came to Jersey, and here he acted like a good captain, though it is said Cromwell has been informed otherwise. Is ready to justify all that Ughtred did, and is anxious to come to his answer. Jersey, 18 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary.
19 Jan.
R. O.
126. Sir Edw. Chamberleyn, Sir Edmund Bedyngfeld, and Richard Ryche to Cromwell.
Enclose letters for the King, unsealed, that Cromwell may either report their substance or seal and deliver them. Ryche desires leave to be at London at the beginning of next term. Kimbolton, 19 Jan. Signed.
P.S. by Ryche:—"Mr. Secretary, I have taken upon me to convey to you at my return your man Tremayle, if your pleasure be so.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd. by Cromwell: The Kynge's solycytours' lettres from Kymbolton.
R.O. 127. Sir Edmund Bedyngfeld to Mr. Will. Tyrell, at Clerkenwell.
My fellow Tyrell, if you have received the money of Mr. Secretary, make haste. If not, show him I cannot make shift to keep this house six days after this week. If we are to continue thus, and not pay the warrenners for coneys, laborers, carriers, &c, which must be paid, I cannot continue the house, and this will not be to the King's honor. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
[19] Jan.
Otho C. x. 220. B. M. Strype's Mem. I. pt. ii. 254.
128. Richard Ryche to [Henry VIII.]
Has not written his mind in the other letter from himself and the two others, not thinking it convenient to make them privy thereto. Begs the King to consider that the lady Dowager was a "sole" woman, having full authority by law to dispose of her goods, although she affirmed that all was the King's and that she could give nothing without his license. Thinks the King therefore cannot seize her goods unless there be some other cause, for the bishop of the diocese is bound to give administration to her next of kin, being denizens, but whether the King, as Supreme Head of the Church, may grant administration of her goods, dying intestate, he dare not say. Thinks Henry might seize her goods by another means, viz., by writing a letter to the bishop of Lincoln to grant administration to such as he shall name, who shall hold the goods to his Grace's use. Having thus declared his opinion, will execute the King's orders as he thinks fit.
The plate and other things in the inventory will amount to over 5,000 mks. Kimbolton, [19] Jan.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated.
19 Jan.
R. O.
129. Roland Lee, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to Cromwell.
Thank you for sending Mr. Englefield to me. Good rule prevails here, for one cow keeps another, which was never before. "Now I must learn a new school, to play with pen and counters, for the King's grace's money." And it will be hard for me without some help. Please send me my lover Mr. Gregory, for though the thieves have hanged me in imagination, I trust to be even with them shortly. Ludlow, 19 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
19 Jan.
R. O.
130. Roland Lee, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, and Sir T. Englefield to Cromwell.
We have received the two outlaws, David Lloide or Place and John ap Richard Hockulton, with Ric. ap Howell alias Sumner, the murderer at Monmouth. We have sent the two outlaws to trial. Tomorrow they shall have justice done them. God pardon their souls. Two days after four other outlaws as great or greater were brought to us, two of whom had been outlawed 16 years. Three were alive, and one slain, brought in a sack, trussed on a horse.
We have had him hanged on a gallows here for a sign. Would God ye had seen the fashion. It chanced on a market day, and 300 people followed to see the carriage of the thief in the sack, the manner whereof had not been seen before. All thieves in Wales quake for fear, and there is but one thief of name, Hugh Duraunt, whom we trust to have shortly. Wales is brought to that state that one thief taketh another, and one cow keepeth another, as Lewis, my servant, shall inform you. The takers of these outlaws were my lord of Richmond's tenants of Kevilioke and Arustley, partly for fear and partly to have their kindred discharged. Ludlow, 19 Jan. Signed.
List of thieves slain.
P. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
19 Jan.
Cleop. E. iv. 241.* B. M.
131. Fountains Abbey.
Acceptance by Ric. Layton and Thos. Legh, the King's commissaries, of the resignation of Wm. Thryske, abbot of Fountains, on which they granted him a pension of 100 marks. "The Churche Chamber," at the monastery of St. Mary's Fountains, 19 Jan. 1535.
Signed by Layton and Legh.
Lat., p. 1.
19 Jan.
R. O.
132. Roger Neckham. monk of Worcester, to Cromwell.
The coming up of your servant Edmund Foxe causes me to write somewhat besides his instructions. I remembered your letter, to keep safe the plate procured from Sir John Russell. I have in my ward about 40l. of the receipt of my master's pension due Michaelmas last, to be disposed at your pleasure. I have your fee of 4 marks, and would have sent it by Foxe, but wait for your pleasure, and to augment this fee for the labors you have taken for the preservation of St. Mary house. 1 can make no answer for the cellarer's office. Sometimes he says he will keep it, sometimes not. He delays the examination of his accounts, and says he will account to you; so that my hands are "schott" (short ?) touching him, except I may have your letters. Worcester, 19 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
19 Jan.
Luther's Briefe, iv. 667.
133. Luther to Caspar Müller.
* * * Knows nothing particular to write of the English embassy. The Queen is said to be dead, and her daughter mortally ill; but she has lost her cause all over the world, except with us poor beggars of divines at Wittemberg, who would gladly have maintained her in her queenly dignity; in which case she ought to have lived. * * *
1530, (fn. 4) Wednesday after S. Petri Cathedrali.
20 Jan.
R. O.
134. Lord Lisle to Cromwell.
The duke of Gelders, who borders upon the country of Holland, is preparing men of war. He has coined divers testons in silver, inscribed "ungne foize et jamayez plus." Mons. de Bevar is also taking up men of war daily. The men at arms in those parts who formerly kept two horses are now warned to keep three furnished, and to be ready in a short space. Desires him to inform the King. Calais, 20 Jan. 1535. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
20 Jan.
R. O.
135. Sir Edward Ryngeley to Cromwell.
Reminds Cromwell that it pleased the King to licence him under his privy signet to come over to England at his pleasure, except during the herring time, but Cromwell and others of the Council thought it might not well pass so, and advised him to be contented with licence of the King's mouth. This the King gave him in the forest of Waltham, and he immediately went to Cromwell's place at Stepney and told him so.
Dares not presume to come over lest the King has forgotten it, and wishes to know his pleasure. Sustains much loss in that little thing he has in Kent. Calais, 20 Jan. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: The Right Honorable Mr. Secretary. Endd.
20 Jan.
Titus, B. I. 158. B. M.
136. Sir Brian Tuke to Lord Lisle.
Has received his letter dated Calais, 10th instant, slating that he is not content with Tuke's answer that the servants of Wallop and other ambassadors ought to pay their own passage to England as well as their passage out, which Lisle would have come in a reckoning apart, so that the King would be double charged,—with the whole money that the servant has for his voyage by sea and land, and with his passage besides, though they demand no such thing in their voyage outward. Because Tuke writes that either Wallop must pay it, if he has as much allowance hitherward as his servants have thitherward, and if not he must put it in his reckoning, and Tuke will pay it. Lisle says he will help them no more in procuring speedy passages.
Thinks lord Lisle is too wise to neglect his duty to the King in consequence of displeasure with Tuke. If he does not use his accustomed diligence for the speedy passage of the King's letters, he will not find that showing Tuke's letters will throw the blame on him or excuse himself, as Tuke, as treasurer of the Chamber, pays nothing to ambassadors or their servants for diets, portage, or anything eise, except by special warrant. If that were not requisite, neither the King nor his Council would take the trouble to sign warrants for hasty despatches when Tuke is perhaps 40 miles off. It is not true that other deputies have acted as lord Lisle supposes, but when ambassadors sent letters by post or special men to Calais, and wrote to the deputy to send them on by the ordinary post between Dover and the Court, Tuke, as master of the posts, paid the passage, for it was in post's reckoning, and there was no double payment. In such cases took for his better discharge the testimony of the deputy and mayor of Dover, but now that letters go by special men he does not pay them as master of the posts, but as treasurer of the Chamber.
Assures him that in a matter of so much importance he would not give a light or simple answer. Will hear soon from Wallop, and if his servants have not had allowance for their passage hitherward, he may make a bill, and Tuke can lawfully pay it.
Is glad to hear that lord or lady Lisle is coming this Lent to make suit to the King concerning his debts to his Highness. Assures him that he has always borne as good mind to him as any servant or friend he has. London, 20 Jan. 1535.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
20 Jan.
Cleop. E. iv. 114. B. M. Wright's Suppression of the Monasteries, 100.
137. Ric. Layton and Thos. Legh to Cromwell.
The abbot of Fountains has greatly "dilapidate" his house and wasted the woods, notoriously keeping six whores, one day denying and the next day confessing the articles of which he is defamed. Six days before our coming he committed theft and sacrilege, getting his chaplain to steal the sexton's keys at midnight, and take out a cross of gold with stones. One Warren, a goldsmith, of The Cheap, was then with him in the chamber, and they stole a great emerod with a ruby. Warren made the abbot believe the ruby to be a garnet and got it for nothing, paying only 20l. for the emerald. He also sold him plate without weight or ounces; in fact, he is a mere idiot. We pronounced him perjured, and asked him to show cause why he should not be deprived; on which he resigned privily into our hands, and we have declared the monastery vacant, allowing him still to minister, to avoid suspicion, till we know your further pleasure. No monk in the house is fit for that room. If the earl of Cumberland knew it was void he would favor the cellarer, who, I assure you, is unfit, for reasons you will approve when I tell you. One monk, called Marmaduke, to whom Mr. Timmes left a prebend in Ripon Church, and who now abides upon that prebend, the wisest monk in England of that coat, who for 20 years was ruler of all that house, will give you 600 marks to make him abbot there, and pay you immediately after the election. The first-fruits are 1.000l., which he will pay within three years. If you have not provided otherwise, we think this man meet both for the King's honour and for the discharge of your conscience, and I am sure all the abbots of his religion will agree. We hear that the abbot of Whitby has written that he means to resign. If he be so minded at our coming thither, or if we find any cause of deprivation, let us know whom you would please to prefer. This monk of Ripon has a prebend of 40l., which you may also bestow on your friend if you make him abbot. You would do well to send for Warren, the goldsmith, charge him with this theft, and learn what else he has had of the abbot this eight or nine years past. Richmond, 20 Jan. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.: Master Thos. Cromwell, Chief Secretary. Endd.
20 Jan.
R. O.
138. James Gunwyn, Canon of Suthewyke, to Cromwell.
We are bound by the will of Will. Wykeham to have daily five masses in our church, which have not been said for more than 40 years. On the 26th May last the Commissioners sat in our place to ascertain the yearly value of our lands, that a tenth part might be cessed according to Act of Parliament, when my master delivered them a book of the yearly rents, which was not in all points made truly. Also on the 22nd Sept. last we had a visitation of our house by Dr. Layton, when we had certain injunctions given us to be observed, several of which have been neglected hitherto. I send you this information in discharge of my oath of obedience, and would have done it earlier if I could have had a trusty messenger; for if my master knew of my writing he would convey away the plate, money, and jewels in his keeping. Suthewyke, 20 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
20 Jan.
R. O.
139. John Audelett.
The depositions of John Audelett, taken before Chr. Asheton and John Notte, 20 Jan., 27 Hen. VIII., by virtue of a letter missive under the privy signet, dated Greenwich, 11 Jan., addressed to Will. Fermour, Chr. Asheton, and John Notte, in answer to nine articles touching the making of a certain indenture and the indentures unexpired held by the said Audelett; and also to other questions touching an acquittance and some personal matters.
Pp. 3. Endd.
20 Jan.
Lamb. MS. 603, f. 115.
140. Ireland.
Arbitrement and concord between lord Leonard Gray, visct. Grayne, justiciary, and the council of Ireland, and Bernard (Brien) Occhonour, at Dublin, 20 Jan. 1535.
1. Ochonour is to be released from making amends for damage done with Thos. FitzGerald till the Deputy's arrival, but will restore prisoners and cattle. 2. For subsequent damages a fine of 800 cows is imposed. 3. Goods of David Sutton to be restored; and, 4. The coach of the justiciary. 5. The bishop of Meath's demands to be settled by arbitration. 6. He will confess and restore all goods of the late earl of Kildare in his possession. 7. He is not to exact black rents without the King's permission. 8. He will allow the King's subjects, or the Deputy and his army, to pass through his country, and join the Deputy with horse and foot when warned.
Copy. Lat., pp. 4.


  • 1. He was elected, according to Wood on the 21 Feb. 1535 (which no doubt means 1535–6), his predecessor, Thos. Knolles, D.D., having resigned on the 3rd Feb.
  • 2. Note by Editor. — " Annuntiat. Sine ullo dubio mendosum et error describentis est. Non festo Anuuciationis (d. 25 Mart.) scripta esse potest. Sed scripta est festo Architriclini, quod is qui descripsit aut non legere potuisse aut non intellexisse videtur, quare ex arbitrio Architricl., legit Annunciat. Festum Architriclini est autem domin. II. post Epiphanias, quæ Anno 1536 fuit d. 16 Jan."
  • 3. Cromwell.
  • 4. A slip of the pen for 1536.