Henry VIII: June 1536, 21-25

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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'Henry VIII: June 1536, 21-25', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 10, January-June 1536, (London, 1887), pp. 491-504. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol10/pp491-504 [accessed 24 June 2024].

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June 1536, 21-25

21 June.
Add. MS. 28,588, f. 295. B. M.
1176. Charles V.
Power for Dom Diego de Mendoça and Eustace Chappuis, LL.D., to treat with the king of England for the marriage of the princess Mary with Dom Loys, Infant of Portugal. Aste, 21 June 1536.
Fr., pp. 2. Modern copy.
*** Two other modern copies will be found in Add. MS. 28,173, ff. 276 and 278. The date "Aste" is misread in both, and the day of the month in the former is the 20th.
[21 June.]
R. O.
1177. Wriothesley to Cromwell.
I received your letters by Jones, your servant, with the King's answer touching the hour of access to the place limited, and I trust I shall use myself to the King's satisfaction. "For there can be no fault imputed to the matter, ne the King's Majesty can wish to be engraved in it that which, pointed with his finger, shall not sink so deep into the heart thereof that all the world cannot again raze it out. And I dare affirm unto you so much joy and comfort is conceived by my coming with the charge of my commission that the remainder would as gladly be finished on bare feet as otherwise; and yet in all the joy ye have plenty of most hearty thanks for your goodly token. The hour shall rather be prevented than expired at our arrival, God willing." Hunsdon, Wednesday.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
21 June. R. O. 1178. Roland Lee, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to Cromwell.
I received letters from my surveyor of your old assured goodness towards me. Though your suit for the priory of St. Thomas in my behalf cannot stand, yet as you mind my preferment to the farm of the demesnes, I thank you. I desire them only for quietness, not for advantage. Give my surveyor credence for the reparations for the castle of Monmouth, which is in ruins, the hall and walls excepted. As it shall be a shire town, and the council must repair thither, I think it expedient the priory here, i.e., the mansion, stone, timber, &c., should be reserved for re-edifying the castle, which, with 200l., would make a convenient lodging for the council. There is no lead in the said priory. I have set Brecknock castle in as perfect fashion as it was since its first foundation. Since my moving to Brecknock the thieves have gathered about Arnsteley, and whereas I intended for Gloucester, I must return to Hereford and Ludlow for redress of the same. Remember the commission that Mr. Englefield left with you, without it we can do no good. Whereas for the advantage of Wales and the Marches, commortha and other exactions were done away by the statute; George Mathew, gentleman of South Wales, has obtained a placard to the contrary, though no cause is expressed for it. He is so befriended that it will run through all Wales to his advantage to the amount of 1,000 marks. Monmouth, 21 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary.
ii. Copy of the placard to Geo. Mathew, dated Greenwich, 21 Feb. 27 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Endd.
21 June.
Add. MS. 8,715, f. 259b. B. M.
1179. Bishop of Faenza to Mons. Ambrogio.
The king of Scotland, when he ought to have sent here to marry the daughter of the duke of Vendome, long ago promised to him, has married (fn. 1) a woman whom he has kept for a long time, by whom, it is said, he has two or three sons. * * *
Sees that the English ambassadors have had no news that they expected from their King, and that they are ashamed of these wives of his. * * *
Ital., pp. 6. Modern copy. Headed: Al Signor Mons. Ambrogio, A di 21 Giugno, 1536, da Lione.
22 June.
R. O.
1180. Ralph Earl of Westmoreland to Cromwell.
Lord Lumley has complained to Cromwell against the Earl for stopping a watercourse, but the truth is he altered its channel two years ago to the great injury of the country. Sir Thos. Tempest, Rob. Bowes, and others, were sent to try the matter, and ordered the river to be turned again into its right course, but of late he turned it wrong again; on which, by advice of the justices of the peace, the Earl set it right once more. Brauncepeth, 22 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To Master Secretary. Endd.
22 June.
R. O.
1181. Jaquemyn Jonys to Lady Lisle.
Immediately on arriving delivered six dozen quails to Mr. Hussey, and the other six dozen eight days after. Asks lady Lisle to send 12 dozen, either by Richard Mychell or the writer's daughter, according to her promise. Is a poor woman, and if she had them now she might get a penny towards her living. London, 22 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais.
22 June.
R. O.
1182. Robert Colyns, Vicar of Tynby, to Master Leche.
Has been wrongfully troubled and imprisoned in the castle of Lauhehaden, by command of Barlow dean of Westbury, for speaking certain words on the first knowledge of the treason committed by queen Anne against the King. Barlow came with great speed into the country; on which the writer said, as Mr. Lloyd of Tynby can bear witness, that he marvelled the dean should come when so much trouble was in hand, after he had told Mr. Lunttley that he was resolved not to come till six days after; and further he said that Barlow always belonged to her, had his promotion by her, and had been ambassador for her in divers places beyond sea before she was Queen; adding that if he was an officer of the country they should make sure of Barlow as one who was privy to the treason, for fear he should get away by Milford Haven. On this Barlow threatened him with displeasure, so that he is in danger by lying here of his life and his living unless he may come to his answer. When he was in London to appear before the Council, was suspended by Barlow at Tynby for that of which he was assoiled by the Dean of the Arches. Was summoned on an unlawful day by Barlow, who, to put him in trouble, called for the books belonging to the church to see whether the Pope's name was struck out of them, but found all cancelled with pen and ink, which he declared was not sufficient, because they were not wholly blotted out, or defaced, as he called it, save only the book of the high altar, which belonged to the writer. Though the other books belonged to other altars and chaplains of the said church, Barlow ascribed the whole fault to the writer, and, charging him with misprision, committed him to the castle of Lawhaden. He has also written to Mr. Secretary to know whether the case is to be ordered by himself, or the writer sent up as a prisoner. Dreads the former alternative. Begs he will obtain the help of the Dean of the Arches, and be suitor for him to Mr. Secretary. Requests to be liberated on surety, when he will appear at any day, and doubts not that the whole town of Tynby will testify that he has always spoken against the usurpation of the bishop of Rome, and set forth the Supremacy. Desires Mr. Popley's help. Hears that Barlow's servant is sent up with letters in great haste. Lawhaden Castle, 22 June.
P.S.—Could not certify the signing of his inhibition, because Barlow kept it. Has written to Dr. Incent of Paul's "to make Mr. Calcary my proctor."
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
22 June.
R. O.
1183. Paul III. to James V.
Minute of a brief "Jacobo Scotorum Regi, hortatorie ut velit expectare in suo regno nuntium S.V. antequam eat ad colloquium Regis Angliæ."— 22 Junii.
Transcript from a book of minutes in the Vatican.
23 June.
Harl. MS. 419, f. 117. B. M. Strype Eccl. Mem., I. pt. ii. No. 73.
1184. Convocation of Canterbury.
"The protestation of the clergy of the Lower House within the province of Canterbury, with declaration of faults and abuses which heretofore hath and now be within the same worthy special reformation;" being a denunciation of 68 erroneous doctrines as causes of dissension.
Printed also in Wilkins, iii. 804, from Fuller, who says that Mr. Gwent, the prolocutor, brought the matter before the Upper House on the 23rd June.
R. O. 1185. R. B[arnes] to [Cromwell].
Notwithstanding your manifold commandments, I cannot get my money from Mr. Gostwyke. He says I have 80l. in ready money, and have no need. You may judge how ready he is to pay other men their duties that cannot speak with your mastership. "Truly it is a piteous case that these men shall thus violently keep away other men's debts, seeing the money is the King's, and not theirs. I would not gladly that they ought me any money." I beg you to remember me with some small living, as you have often promised me. "And my trust is alonely in your h. goodness, whom Jesus preserve and also reward for your good sermond made in the Convo cation, (fn. 2) which hath done more glory to Christ than all the sermonds that the bishops hath preached this half year."
Hol., p. 1. Begins: Right honorable sir. Endd.
[23 June.]
Hearne's ylloge, 144.
1186. Princess Mary to Cromwell.
"Good Master Secretary, how much I am bound unto you, which hath not only travailed, when I was almost drowned in folly, to recover me before I sunk and was utterly past recovery, and so to present me to the fire of grace and mercy, but also desisteth not sithence with your good and wholesome counsels so to arm me from any relapse that I cannot, unless I were too wilful and obstinate, whereof there is now no spark in me, fall again into any danger." In answer to your credence by Master Wrythesley, (1) "concerning the Princess (so, I think, I must call her yet, for I would be loth to offend), I offered at her entry to that name and honor to call her sister, but it was refused unless I would also add the other title unto it; which I denied not then more obstinately than I am now sorry for it, for that I did therein offend my most gracious father and his just laws; and now that you think it meet, I shall never call her by other name than sister." Touching the nomination of such women as I would have about me, I am content with what men or women the King will appoint me; but I think Margery Baynton and Susan Clarencyus ought to be considered for their faithful service to the King and me since they came unto my company. I should also be glad to have Mary Brown, sometime my maid. As to my opinion touching pilgrimages, purgatory, relics, and the like, I assure you I have none but such as I shall receive from him that hath mine whole heart in keeping, the King, my father, to whose presence I pray God I may once come or I die. Every day is a year till then. Hounsdon, this Friday, 10 at night.
R. O. 1187. The Princess Mary.
Personages appointed to attend on the lady Mary:—
Gentlewomen. Anne Morgan, Mrs. Finche, (fn. 3) Frances Jerningham, Elizabeth Sydney.
Chamberers: Systile (Cecil ?) Barnes, Lucretia the Tumbler.
Gentlemen Ushers and Waiters: Richard Wilbraham, Robt. Chichester, Sir Ric. Baldwin, Walter Bridges, Thos. Burrows.
Wardrobe of Robes: Thos. Palmer, Nic. Newes.
Footman: Chas. Morley.
Laundress: Deachryche (Beatrice) Ap Rice.
Woodbearer: John Layton.
Keeper of Greyhounds: Christopher Bradley.
The Stable: Thos. Jene, yeoman; Ric. Hogg, Nic. Twydall, and Thos. Crabtree, grooms.
P. 1. In a hand of the 17th century. Endd.: "Personages appointed to attend my lady Mary and my lady Elizabeth. (An old hand of that time.)"
Vesp. C. xiv.
245.** B. M.
2. The names of persons attending upon lady Mary and lady Elizabeth:— i. On lady Mary:—
Gentlewomen: Susan Clarencyus, Frances Elmer, Mary Baynton Frances Baynan. "Chamberes:" Knyght, Syssele. Physician: Dr. Mychell. Gentlemen: Ant. Cotton, Wm. Chechester, Ric. Wylbram, Randale Dod, Sym Borton. Chaplain: Bauldewen. Yeoman: Geo. Mounge, David à Pryce, Chr. Wryght, John Conwey, Gray. Grooms of the Chamber: Thos. Borow, Walter Brydges, Thos. Palmer, Nic. Newes. Footman: Chas. Morley. Stable: Thos. Gent, yeoman; Thos. Bell, John Smith, and John Hyges, grooms. Laundress: Beatrice a Pryce. Woodbearer: William. Total, 42.
ii. On lady Elizabeth:—
Ladies and gentlewomen: Lady Troy, Mrs. Chambrum, lady Garet, Eliz. Candysche, Mary Norice. "Chamberes:" Alys Huntercum, Jane Bradbelt. Gentlemen: Thos. Torrell, Robt. Porter, Ric. Sandes. Chaplain: Sir Rauffe. Grooms of the Chamber: Ric. Foster, Wm. Russell. Yeomen: David Morgan, Gabryell Tenant. Laundress: Agnes Hylton. Woodbearer: Christopher. Total, 32.
Pp. 2. Endd.
R. O. 3. "Personages appointed to attend on the lady Elizabethe, the Kinges doughter."
Gentlewomen: Kateryne Chambernowne, Elizabethe Garret, Mary Hyll, Blanche ap Harrye.
Chamberers: Alice Huntercombe, Jane Bradbelt.
Gentlemen Ushers and Gentlemen Waiters: Rychard Sandes, Robert Power.
Chaplain: Sr Raffe Taylour.
Gromes of the Chambre: Willm. Man, John Acton.
Wardrobe of Robes: John Goughe, yeoman.
Lawndresse: Anne Hilton.
Woodberer: John Wyllycke.
The Stable: Owerd Haye, grome; Thomas Clevet, grome.
P. 1, mutilated.
R. O. 4. Modern copy of the preceding. Headed: "In an old hand of that time, like Sir Will. Pagett's."
23 June.
R. O.
1188. William Cavendish to Cromwell.
We have been at the priory of Little Marlowe, and have dissolved it. My lady takes her discharge like a wise woman, and has made delivery of everything, of which we send an inventory. She trusts entirely to you for some reasonable pension. Recommends either this or her promotion to some other house of religion. Little Marlowe, 23 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
24 June.
Hatf. MS.
1189. Venison.
Warrant to deliver to lord Richard Grey two bucks. Westm., 24 June 28 Hen. VIII.
24 June. 1190. Bishopric of St. Asaph's.
See Grants in June, No. 47.
24 June.
R. O.
1191. Dissolution of the Monasteries.
Leicestershire.—Certificate of John Beamount, Esq., Geo. Gyfford, Esq., and Robt. Burgoyn, appointed together with Sir John Nevell, Roger Ratclyff, and Wm. Asheby, by commission, dated 24 June 28 Hen. VIII., to survey monasteries in co. Leicester, now in the King's hand by Act of Parliament lately made.
The articles of the instructions are set forth in columns as follows:— 1. Name, religion, to whom they be cells, and value at the last valuation. 2. Clear yearly value at this new survey. 3. Number of religious persons, with their lives, conversations, how many are priests, and how many will have capacities. 4. Number of servants, hinds, and other persons having their living of the house. 5. Value of bells, lead, and other buildings to be sold, with the estate or ruin of the house. 6. Entire value of moveable goods, stocks, and stores, with debts owing to the house. 7. The woods, with the age of them, parks, forests, and commons, belonging to the house, and number of acres. 8. Debts owing by the house. 9. "The houses of religion, and left out at the last valuation."
Answers.—1. Priory of Bradley, White Canons of the Order of St. Austin, 20l. 3s. 4d. 2. 20l. 2s. 4d. 3. Two, with the prior, of good conversation and living, and desire to continue their religion if it might please the King, otherwise one of them desires a capacity. 4. Five servants and one child found of alms. 5. 14l. 13s. 4d., in convenient repair. 6. 24l. 11s. 4d. 7. Six acres of wood, 12 and 20 years old. 8. 4l. 6s. 8d. 9. Null.
1. Monastery of Oulveston, Black Canons of the Order of St. Austin, dedicated to St. Andrew, 161l. 14s. 2½d. 2. 158l. 13s, 7½d. 3. Six persons beside the abbot, all desiring capacities, their religion not very duly kept for lack of number, and because one of them is a very aged man, and another not having his wit very well, but fantastical and more than half frantic. 4. Seven yeomen, 22 hinds, four women for the dairy. 5. 251l. 11s. 1d., a proper, stately, and clean house, well builded and much of it new made with freestone, not fully finished. 6. 381l. 12. 8d. 7. 222 acres, some five years old, some 50 or 60, worth 329l. 6s. 8d. 8. 47l. 9. Null.
1. Priory of Kirby Bellers, Black Canons of St. Austin, dedicate to SS. Peter and Paul, 142l. 10s. 3½d. 2 143l. 12s. 4d., including farm lands belonging to the prior of Axyholme, a malt mill, a water mill, &c. 3. Eight besides the prior, all priests of good conversation and living, and keeping good hospitality; two desire to have capacities. 4. 16 yeomen. 17 hinds, one woman for the dairy, and two persons having corrodies and livings by convent seal. 5. 220l. 5s. 2d., including 19l. 20d. in debts. 6. 92l. 14d., in good repair for an old house. 7. Woods on the demesne, 20l.; furze annually for fuel, 4l. 8. 63l. 13s. 4d. 9. Null.
1. The priory of Ulvescroft, Black Canons of the rule of St. Austen, dedicate to the Trinity and Our Blessed Lady. It stands in a wilderness in Charnewood forest and refreshes many poor people and wayfaring people, 83l. 10s. 6½d. 2. 85l. 11d. 3. Eight beside the prior, a wise discreet man; six are priests, good, virtuous, religious, and of good qualities as writers, embroiderers, and painters. They desire the King to establish them there, or otherwise to set them over to some other house of the same religion. 4. 20 yeomen, 14 children for the chapel, three women for the dairy, one person having a corrody, and two old impotent persons having living there by promise. 5. 108l. 5s. 0½d., in good repair and much built within these three years. 6. 137l. 17s. 2d. 7. 449 acres, some 100 years old, worth 745l. Common in the forest of Charnwood, which is 20 miles about. 8. 66l. 11s. 9. Null.
1. Monastery of Garadon, White Cistercian Monks, dedicated to God and Our Lady, 159l. 19s. 10½d. 2. 218l. 11s., including Dixleye Grange and Oxleye Pasture, in Shippyfed. 3. Fourteen with the abbot and the prior of Bondon, whereof 12 are'priests, one being blind, impotent, and in extreme age, of good conversation, and God's service well maintained; they all desire to continue in their religion or be assigned to some other house. 4. Eleven yeomen, 45 hinds, 11 women, 5 children, found of alms, 2 persons having corrodies by purchase; 5 impotent persons having their living there by alms. 5. 448l. 13s. 4d., the house being great, old, and partly ruinous. 6. 375l. 11s. 3d. 7. 998 acres of various ages, worth 649l. 13s. 4d. 8. 142l. 11s. 7d. 9. Null.
1. The monastery of Gracedewe, White Nuns of the Order of St. Austin the Bishop, no other of the religion in England, as they are informed, 92l. 4s. 9½d. 2. 97l. 8s. 11¼d. 3. Fifteen with the prioress, of good and virtuous conversation and living; all are desirous to continue their religion there, and none willing to have capacities. 4. One yeoman, 26 hinds, 9 women, 3 persons having their living by purchase, and 9 persons found of alms. 5. 72l. 7s. 4d., the church, choir, and cloisters are fair, and the rest in good repair, but of no stately building. 6. 137l. 7. 196 acres 3 rods, 79l., and common in Charnwood forest. 8. 16l. 2s. 9. Null.
1. The priory of Langley, Black Nuns of St. Benet's rule, dedicated to God and Our Lady, 29l. 7s. 4½d. 2. 40l. 8s. 11d. 3. Six besides the prioress, who is of great age and impotent; all are of good and virtuous living and conversation; one is sister to the late Sir Ric. Saccheverell, almost 80 years old, "one other is in regard a fole." All are desirous to continue in religion. 4. One priest, 10 hinds, 4 women, 2 "corrodyans." 5. 34l. 4s. 2½d., the house in reasonable reparation and a small old house. 6. 105l. 8s. 5d. 7. 115 acres, 96l. 13s. 4d. 8. 19l. 15s. 9. Null.
Bredone, in Leicestershire, is a cell to the monastery of St. Oswold; Thos. Clerke [...]s prior, and has no convent nor convent seal; he is one of the convent of St. Oswold's, has his voice in the chapter and his stall in the choir, and is eligible to be head of the house. Have therefore, by virtue of their commission, dated 23 June (fn. 4) 28 Hen. VIII., delivered him a privy seal to appear before the Chancellor and Council of the Court of Augmentations.
There is no house known by the name of Horneby, in Leicestershire, but there is a cell in Lancashire named Horneby, belonging to the monastery of Croxston, in Leicestershire, and the value is certified therewith by the commissioners of the 10th.
Eight broad sheets written on one side only. Endd.
R. O. 2. Warwickshire.—Certificate of John Grevyll, Roger Wygston, Simon Mountford, Thos. Holte, Geo. Gyfford, and Rob. Burgoyn, in the same form as the preceding.
Answers.—1. Abbey of Pollesworth, Black Nuns of St. Benedict's Order, 87l. 16s. 3d. 2. 110l. 6s. 2d. 3. Fourteen with the abbess and one "ancres" of a very religious sort, one close upon a hundred years old; all desire to "keep out" their religion there or be transferred to other houses. 4. Thirty-eight, viz., 3 priests, 8 yeomen, 17 hinds, 9 women servants, "persons having living by promise, 1 very old and impotent creature sometime cook of the house." 5. 52l., the house in good repair. 6. 127l. 13s. 8d. 7. 108 acres, "whereof great woods about the age of 100 years," valued at 114l. 10s.; also a great common with 60 acres of wood; forests and parks none. 8. 27l. 3s. 4d. 9. None.
1. Maxstokke, Austin Canons, 87l. 12s. 3½d. 2. 112l. 9s. 4¾d. 3. Seven with the prior, of whom 6 are priests, 2 of them suspected of incontinency, the others virtuous; 5 desire capacities if the house be dissolved. 4. Twenty-six, viz., 2 priests to serve the church of Maxstok and sing mass in the chapel of Bentley, in the parish of Shewstoke, 9 yeomen servants (one having a yearly stipend by convent seal), 12 hinds, and 3 women servants. 5. 352l. 4s. 10¼d., the house very stately, mostly built of hard stone and in good repair. 6. 115l. 7s. 8d. 7. 186½ acres, with further particulars. 8. 196l. 12s. 5½d., of which 100l. is for money lent by parson Leson.
1. Erburie, Black Canons of St. Austin, 93l. 6s. 1d. 2. 100l. 5s. 5¼d. 3. Six with the prior, of whom 5 are priests and 1 a novice professed, not having orders, all of good conversation; they desire, if the house be suppressed, to be sent elsewhere. 4. Twentysix, viz., 9 yeomen (two having wages by convent seal), 5 hinds, 2 dairywomen, 2 corrodians (by convent seal), 6 impotent persons and children found of alms, and 2 persons having fees extraordinary. 5. 125l. 12s. 8¼d., the house in good repair. 6. 74l. 17s. 11d. 7. 177 acres, of which 53 acres are wood 100 years old and upwards; 1 acre of about 80 years' growth, and 38 of 16 years' growth, and 80 of 5 years' growth, total value 46l. 18s. 8d.; no forests, parks, or commons. 8. 50l. 18s. 11d.
1. Priory of Hynwood, Black Nuns of the rule of St. Benet, 21l. 2s. 0½d. 2. 23l. 14s. 3d. 3. Six with the prioress, and one other sometime prioress there, 94 years old; of good conversation; all were content to surrender the priory to the King, on which we took the same and discharged the nuns. 4. Seven, viz., 1 priest, 1 yeoman, 2 hinds, and 3 dairywomen. 5. 20s. "in the price of iij. little manuells bells, the house ruinous and in much decay." 6. 24l. 5s. 1d. 7. "270 acres, whereof in woods 60 acres," of which 14 acres are woods of 80 years' growth; with further particulars. 8. 27l. 18s. 10d.
1. Carthusian priory nigh to Coventry, 161l. 6s. 8d. 2. 201l. 7s. 6¼d. 3. Twelve with the Prior; all priests; in virtue and religion excellent; desiring, if the house be dissolved, to be sent to other houses. 4. Twenty-one, "whereof converses professed 3, yeomen servants 6, children brought up in virtue and learning found there of alms 12." 5. 89l. 7s. 6¾d.; the house in very good repair. 6. 31l. 18s. 5d. 7. 7½ acres, of which 6 are woods of 7 years' growth, &c.; no parks, forests, or commons. 8. 90l. 5s. 5d. of which 60l. are owing to the King for part of the first-fruits.
1. Priory of Pynneley, White Nuns of the Order of St. Bernard and St. Benet's rule, 23l. 5s. 11d. 2. 25l. 5s. 5d. 3. Four with the prioress; all professed; of good conversation by report; one desires a capacity. 4. Eight, viz., 3 hinds, 4 women servants, and I having his living by convent seal. 5. 13s. 4d.; the house in meetly good repair, most of it old. 6. 22l. 14s. 2d. 7. No woods except upon the demesnes and copyholds, and a waste or common called Pynneley; no parks or forests. 8. 14l. 12s. 7d.
1. Stonely White Monks, Cistercian, 151l. 3½d. 2. 208l. 3s. 1½d. 3. Eleven with the abbot now and the abbot quondam, viz., 9 priests, and 2 novices professed, all of good conversation; desiring to continue or to be transferred. 4. Forty-six, viz., 15 yeomen servants, 21 hinds, 2 dairywomen, 5 corrodies, and persons having their living by convent seal, 2 others found of alms, and I having an annuity by convent seal. 5. 214l. 19. 4¾d.; the house being ruinous. 6. 173l. 15s. 3d. 7. 548 acres, of which 42 acres are of 8 years' growth and under, sold before Christmas last, &c. 8. 212l. 19s. 10½d.
1. The priory of the Sepulchre by Warwick. Black Canons of the rule of St. Austin, 41l. 10s. 2d. 2. 42l. 7s. 4½d. 3. Three with the prior, all priests of good conversation, desiring to continue or to be sent to other houses. 4. Eight, viz., 2 yeomen servants, 3 persons having living by convent seal, 1 having living by promise, and 2 others having fees extraordinary by convent seal. 5. 12l. 10s., the house in meetly good repair. 6. 8l. 6s. 2d. 7. 3½ acres, 2 acres being 60 years old at 40s., and 1½ acre at 7 years' growth. worth 10s. 8. 133l. 14s. 9d.
1. Priory of Wroxall. Black Nuns of the Order of St. Benet, 72l. 15s. 6d. 2. 67l. 2s. 0½d. 3. Five with the prioress, of good conversation, all desiring, if the house be suppressed, to be sent to other houses. 4. Eleven, viz., 1 priest to serve the cure at Wroxall, 7 hinds and 3 dairywomen. 5. 37l. 5s.; the house a proper little house and in good repair. 6. 69l. 17s. 10d. 7. 293 [acres], specifying particulars. 8. None.
1. Priory of Stodeley. Black Canons of St. Austin's rule. 142l. 1s. 5½d. 2. 141l. 4s. 9½d. 3. Eight with the prior, all priests of good conversation, of whom 2 desire capacities. 4. Thirty, viz., 6 yeomen, 20 hinds, 4 dairywomen, and 1 "corridian." 5. 76l. 3s. 4d. The house a proper house and in good repair. 6. 122l. 13s. 10d. 7. 113 acres, 3 roods, particulars specified. 8. 122l. 4d.
Privy Seals delivered:—
1. To William Umbersleye, prior of Avecourte, Warwick, who alleges his house to be a cell of Myche Malvern, Worc., 25th July 28 Hen. VIII., to appear before the Chancellor and Council of the Augmentation within 14 days. 2. To Chr. Bradewaye, prior of Alcester, Warw., 15 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII., who alleges his house to be a cell to the abbey of Evesham, Worc.; to appear before the said Chancellor and Council, quindena Michaelis.
Eight broad sheets written on one side only.
R. O. 3. Rutland.—Certificate of John Harryngton, Esq., Geo. Gyfford, and Robt. Burgon, commissioners with Thos. Brudenell, Esq., and David Cecill, Esq., in similar form to the preceding:—
Answers.—1. The priory of Broke, Black Austin Canons; a head house for anything we hear to the contrary, 40l. 2. 46l. 18s. 9½d. 3. The prior and no more, as the abbot of Kyllyngworth compelled 2 other canons there to come to Kyllyngworth. The prior is of good living by report. 4. Eight servants, one person having meat and drink by convent seal, two keepers in Lyghfeld forest having meat and drink, two meals in the week for themselves and their lyem houndes. 5. 23l. 4s. 10d., mostly ruinous and in decay. 6. 51l. 10s. 2d. 7. 228 acres of wood in Lyghfeld forest and commons for 300 sheep and 30 other cattle. 8. 4l. 13s. 4d. 9. Null.
One broad sheet written on one side. Add.: To, &c. Mr. Cromwell, chief secretary.
Cleop. E. iv.
280. B. M.
4. Hunts.—Certificate of John Goodryk, Wm. Legh, and Thos. Combez, Commissioners. (fn. 5)
Huntingdon.—Austin Canons. Sir Hugh Whitewood, prior, Sir Wm. Gyddyng, late prior, and 10 others (named), all being priests of good conversation and desirous to continue in religion. The late prior has a pension of 6l. 13s. 4d. 10 yeomen, 24 servants and hinds. Lead, 972 "webbes." Six bells of a tune and a clock bell. The house well repaired. Seal, evidences, and plate, &c. in safe custody. Household stuff, 96l. 2s. 3d. Plate, 220½ oz., 33l. 6s. 8d. Money, none. Corn, 62l. 6s. 4d. Cattle, 58l. 5s. 8d. Debts by the house, 244l. 19s. 9½d. Debts to the house, 103l. 0s. 4d. Site and demesne lands, 40l. 16s. 5d. Rents and farms, deducting reprises, 81l. 2s. 2¼d. Parsonages and pensions, reprises deducted, 95l. 8s. 4d. Woods, none, save trees growing about the house for its defence.
Sawtre.—Monks of the order of "Systewce." Dan Wm. Angell, abbot, and six others (named), of whom one, the late abbot (Henry Clopton) has a pension of 6l. Yeoman, six; servants and hinds, 16. Lead, 272 "webbes," 19 pipes and a gutter, Four bells of a tune. Seal, evidences, plate, &c. in safe custody. Household stuff, 45l. 2s. 2½d. Plate, 73l. 6s. 8d. Money, nil. Corn, 39l. 9s. 4d. Debts by the house, 168l. 15s. Debts to the house, 67l. 13s. 4d. Site and demesne lands, 64l. 3s. Rent and farms, reprises deducted, 73l. 12s. 10d. Parsonages and pensions, reprises deducted, 36l. 3s. 4d. Woods, 422 acres at 12d. an acre.
St. Ives.—A cell to Ramsay, and hath a privy seal delivered him.
Hichingbroke.—(No particulars.)
Stoneley.—Austin Canons, Sir Edmond Bonde, prior, and six others (named), all priests, of whom one, aged 60 years, desires to continue, and the others are willing to have capacities. Servants and hinds, 22. Lead, 305 "webbe," 12 spouts and the steeple leaded. Bells, five of a tune. The house in decay and ruin except the church. Seal, evidences, plate, &c. in safe custody. Household stuff, 19l. 9s. 7d. Plate, 39 oz., 6l. 10s. Money, nil. Corn, 17l. 0s. 8d. Cattle, 17l. 5s. Debts by the house, 9l. 2s. Debts to the house, 8l. 2s. 6d. and four qrs. of barley. Rents and farms, reprises deducted, 16l. 15s. 5½d. Parsonages and pensions, reprises deducted, 21l. 11s. 3d.
Pp. 9. Signed by Legh and Combes.
Cleop. E. iv. 288. B. M. 5. Lanc.—"Breviate of the brief certificate upon the new survey of the religious houses within the county palatine of Lancaster given to the King's Majesty by Act of Parliament, and within the case of dissolution."
The information contained in this paper is set forth in columns under the following heads, viz.:—
1. The first value. 2. Second value. 3. Bells, lead, and goods. 4. Woods worth to be sold. 5. Debts owing to the house. 6. Religious persons. 7. Servants, and other, having livings. 8. The offer for the redemption of the house to be paid at days.
Cokersand.—1.157l. 14s. 0½d. 2. 282l. 7s. 7½d. 3. 343l. 18s. 5d. 4. 40s. 5. 108l. 9s. 8d. 6. 22. 7. 57. 8. 1,000 marks.
Cartmele.—1. 91l. 6s. 3d. 2. 212l. 12s. 10½d. 3. 274l. 13s. 9½d. 4. 16l. 5. 59l. 12s. 8d. 6. 10. 7. 38. 8. 1,000 mks.
Conyshede.—1. 97. 0s. 2d. 2. 161l. 5s. 9d. 3. 333l. 6s. 3½d. 4. 12l. 5. 87l. 17s. 3½d. 6. 8. 7. 41. 8. 1,000 mks.
Burscough.—1. 87l. 0s. 6d. 2. 122l. 5s. 7d. 3. 418l. 10s. 10d. 4. 25l. 5. 86l. 3s. 8d. 6. 5. 7. 42. 8. 1,000 mks.
Holland.—1. 53l. 3s. 4d. 2. 78l. 12s. 9d. 3. 132l. 2s. 8d. 4. 40l. 5. 18l. 18s. 10d. 6. 5. 7. 26. 8. 250 mks.
Pp. 2. In a hand of the following century.
R. O. 1192. Abbey of Kingswood.
"The names of the King's Commissioners in the county of Gloucester having authority to receive and take the certificat and values of monasteries."
Sir John Welshe, Nich. Wix, and others.
Memorandum that the said Welshe and Wyx, in their circuit came to the monastery of Kingswood, Wilts, the certificate of which house was offered to them by the abbot and convent, but they refused it as there were no other commissioners present. Afterwards it was decided that the house was not within their commission.
Henry Poole and other commissioners in Wilts. The said abbot sent to them to know what time they would come to receive the certificate, or if he should wait upon them; on which Poole made answer to the messenger Ric. Taillour that it was not within their commission.
P. 1.
24 June.
R. O.
1193. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
Has this day received her letter by Corbet, and with it 4l., which he has delivered to Basset, "who is now, lauded be God, merry and in good health at Lincoln's Inn." This will pay all his debts and what he has borrowed for his commons. "And it is not to be doubted but he will be husband good enough, for he is both discreet, sober, and wise, and not too liberal in spending." Can keep nothing secret from her ladyship. Finds that Basset has not been half so well treated as he was at Mr. Danastre's, "but hath been grontyd and grudgid at, and laid in a worse lodging than he was wont to be." Finds he has no mind to return thither "by reason of a dunne cowe that is in the house, by whom he hath had five or six calves, so that she thought all too much that was set before him, and would have Mr. Danastre spare for to bring up her calves. God send them good weaning! But I had little thought Mr. Danastre had been a man of so vile and dissimuling a nature," else he should not have been so fat fed. Hopes to get "him" (Basset) an honest lodging within seven miles of London against the vacation, but Mr. Skerne and his wife have shown themselves at all times to be one manner of people. Will learn of my lady Sarum the Queen's pleasure about your coming over to the coronation. Will do all he can about Hide for my lord and my lady's profit. As to your ladyship's daughter, you will receive herewith my lord Montague's letter showing both my lady's and his meaning. My lord said the Queen had appointed all her maidens already, and that on the next vacancy he would get my lady to do her best for your daughter's preferment. This was all his answer. Mentioned the matter to lady Rutland, Mrs. Margery, and Mrs. Arundell, but is sure no one moved it except lady Sarum and Mr. Hennage. Did not press lord Beauchamp, who would scarce give him a hearing. Will show Mr. Hennage that Mrs. Katharine is of sufficient age. Will work by Mrs. Margery's counsel and Mrs. Goldyng's if he find her friendly. Is sorry Skutt has disappointed her about her gown. He promised repeatedly it should be made like the Queen's gowns. Is sure the "velot" (velvet) will be found satisfactory. God have mercy on Mr. Norres's soul! for my lord may say he lost a friend. Hopes, however, his new friends will be good at length. Begs that William Sendy, lady Lisle's man, may have the profits of making the passports. Has delivered the hogshead for lord Daubeney to Thos. Seller, who has cellared it till he know my lord's pleasure. Has written to lord Daubeney about it, and about the quails sent by my lady, which were given to his friends as he was so far off. Seller said he would undertake to redeem Bekonholt Wood for 40l., or that if you would write to Mr. Hatche that my lord Dawbny should do his pleasure with Waram Wood, Bekonholt might be allowed to stand without money. Geofford is in town. Will speak with him in the morning. London, 24 June.
If her ladyship would send the Queen her bird and her dog, thinks they would be well received.
Hol., pp. 4. Add.
24 June. R. O. 1194. Lord Leonard Gray to Henry VIII.
Has made peace with O'Neill by indenture, but could get no pledges of him except by going to war with him, for which the time will not serve, considering the confederacy between O'Brien and the Geraldynes of Mounster. O'Chonor and O'More are also privily in amity with them. McGilpatryk is at war with O'More, and both sue to Gray to receive their pledges and take up the matter. Does not intend to help either, but meanwhile to rebuild the castle and bridge of Athye and the manor of Woodstock. Starts tomorrow with the Chief Justice and Master of the Rolls. Will speak with O'Chonour, and return suddenly on Thursday to carry out his intention. Must go afterwards to Kilkenny to sit in Parliament and thence to Mounster, if he is furnished with money. Kylmaynan, 24 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. Copy of the two treaties made with O'Neill by Skeffington, 26 July 1535, and by Lord Leonard, 15 June 28 Hen. VIII. (fn. 6)
Pp. 5.
24 June.
R. O. St. P. II. 334.
1195. Lord Leonard Gray to Cromwell.
Was on the borders of Ulster with O'Neill when Agard arrived with money. Repeats his letter to the King.
Complains that he has never been thanked for the apprehension of Thos. Fitzgerald's uncles. Does nothing of importance but by the advice of the Council, but yet is railed at and slandered with light knaves. Pole, the provost marshal, has spread ill reports of the deputy, Brabazon the treasurer, the Master of the Rolls, and the Chief Justice, trying to put them at variance. Would punish him, but is dissuaded by the Council. Apologises for having opened a letter to Cromwell, as he had heard that Lady Skevington and Colly had written untruths about him. Kylmaynan, 24 June. Signed.
Add.: Master Secretary. Endd.
24 June.
R. O.
1196. Council of Ireland to Cromwell.
Many people in the army, and others, fear not to speak of the Deputy and Council as though they had a controlment of their doings, and even trouble Cromwell with their seditious and slanderous writings. The Deputy lately opened certain letters of this kind from Lady Skeffington and her sonin-law Antony Colly, and intended to have examined him and sent the letters up immediately, but two of his sisters-in-law died in his lodging of the pestilence. As the Deputy and some of the Council had to go to meet O'Neile, Colly was committed to ward. He has now been examined, but would make no direct answer. Have set him at liberty in recognizance, and send up the letters.
Lady Skeffyngton's letters to the lieutenant of the Tower, Leonard Skeffington and Thos. Fynglasse, concerning her cruel handling, are untrue, and Colly's likewise. As to the Deputy, have never seen a more gentle gentleman in that room, nor one more tractable and governed by the Council. He has never given any of them occasion to be in fear of him. The King's land cannot be defended by the number of men mentioned in Colly's letters without hazard of losing it again. He says it is almost impossible to win and keep land from Irishmen, but none have ever been so strong as Kildare and his kinsmen, but they have been subdued and their lands won. Both the earls of Kildare and Ossory were able to win and keep land from the Irish, and no one will judge the King's power to be less. Conquest is feasible if there are people to inhabit after the conquest. Policy is of no use except by fear of force. Contradict Colly's assertion that the Irish have not assisted the English in making "roodes," &c. More was not done on account of the destruction of the country and the want of money. If no one had done better service than Colley since his father-in-law's death, he might well justify that the King's treasure was wastefully spent. From his private grudge to the Deputy, he would not care, if, being left with a slender company, he suffered reproach, the rebuke whereof might in his opinion sound to the laud of Sir Wm. Skeffington and him. His brother John Colly sent a seditious writing to Cromwell, signed by several of the late Deputy's retinue, whose signatures were procured on the pretence that it was a petition for the liberation of their captain, and it is being conveyed to Cromwell by one Thos. Conor. Begs him to give no credit to those who report in reproach of the Deputy or Council. Kilmaynan, 24 June. Signed: John lord of Trymleteston, chaunceler—Edwardus Midensis—J. Rawson, P. of Killmaynan—Willm. Brabason—John Alen, Mr. of the Rolles—Gerald Aylmer, justice—Thoms. Luttrell, justice—Patrik Fynglas, baron—Thoms. Houth, justice.
Pp. 5. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
24 June.
Poli Epist. 457.
1197. Reginald Pole to Card. Contarini.
Wishes he could speak to him by word of mouth. Has received certain articles of religion which the King is said to have signed. These appear to indicate a hope of restoring religious matters. Would have rejoiced still more if the King's opinion about the unity of the Church and the only vicar of Christ had been also expressed. Believes he will at length subscribe these points also. Begs the Cardinal to use his influence in calling back the erring sheep to the fold. The Pope also should invite him, not dissembling his error, but showing himself well disposed to his return. Has no news of his book to write. Finds fault with the Cardinal for being sad. Pole's friends, who do not know his case, congratulate him on the change in England, but he recognises the danger. Is going to Verona to see the Bishop. Ex Villa Prioli Trevillana. Festo S. Joannis Baptistæ.
25 June.
R. O.
1198. Earl of Shrewsbury to Cromwell.
Perceives by a letter from his son that Cromwell has told him that the Earl's and other men's lands in Ireland are given by Act of Parliament to the King towards his charges sustained there; but Cromwell thinks, if he makes humble suit to the King, that he will give him a reasonable answer. Cannot come himself without danger to his life, and has therefore written to his son to make suit for him. Asks Cromwell to help him obtain a command from the King to his Deputy and other officers to allow the Earl's officer to enjoy his liberties as hitherto. Hansworth, 25 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
25 June.
R. O.
1199. Thomas Prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, to Cromwell.
Thanks him for his letter received by John Antony, dispensing with him for non-appearance in the Convocation. Sends half of the yearly fee promised by himself and his brethren to Cromwell. Will make a draught for the reversion of Mepeham farm when baron Hales comes next to Canterbury, when Cromwell's servant Thomas Bartlett has promised to be here. Canterbury, Sunday, 25 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary.
25 June.
R. O.
1200. John Poletensis, Abbot of Pershore, to Cromwell.
I send you 10l. in recompence of your goodness. Pershore, 25 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
25 June.
R. O.
1201. Wm. Stevyns to John Sturgeon.
Thanks him for the good news in his letter of the 10th. Hears by letters from other men that the bishop of Worcester preached at Paul's Cross on 17th inst., and openly purged himself of the false lies surmised by the enemies of the truth, but the disciples of Antichrist have filled this town full that he had openly on his knees denied all that ever he had preached. Found out the author of the rumour, one Sir Wm. Blagges, parson of Harvelingham, who at first affirmed boldly that he heard the Bishop recant, and when asked what articles, said he had revoked what he had said against confession and worshipping saints. Denied that Latimer had ever spoken against confession, for he had heard him say in either the Black or Grey Friars at Cambridge these words, "If ever I had amendment of my sinful life, the occasion thereof came by auricular confession." After long communication, "this imp of Antichrist" confessed that he stood so far off that he could not hear what the Bishop said, but the bishop of London told him so. Told him he was a naughty shameless fellow thus to spread abroad such abominable lies, and such as he caused sedition among the people to the hindrance of God's word. Threatened to bring his naughty words to light, so that he should repent it.
Thinks this requires punishment, for these petty thieves are sent out by the great papistical murderers both of soul and body. He has published these lies so openly that he cannot go from them, and if he is allowed to go unpunished the people will believe he spoke the truth. He can tell the bishop of Worcester if he likes. Calais, 25 June 1536.
Has burnt his letters. Desires to be recommended to Henry Tournay.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: . . . Worshipful John [Sturg]eon haberdasher in grassy . . . . . . . . e by the conduite in London. On the blank page is written the name Edward Gosmen (?).
25 June.
R. O.
1202. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
At 4'oclock I went to Mr. Geofford's lodging, and found him ready to ride westwards. After some words about unkindness between your Ladyship and him, he began talking about the sale of Wareham and Bekenholt wood, and said he had four letters in less than 14 days from lord Dawbny, urging him to make the sale as soon as possible; to which he replied that he awaited an answer from you and my lord touching the respite taken by Geo. Rolle. He said he would be your friend, forgetting all unkindness, as Mr. Basset and he are to be neighbours. I think he is sincere. When I told him lord Dawbney could not sell the wood without danger of his bond, because there was no assurance of the annual rent of 26s. 8d., he said he would forfeit all he had in this world if that rent were not paid quarterly by Mr. Cobly to your bailiff. If so, the matter is not so clear as I thought, for you told me there was no such rent paid. So we agreed that my Lord and you should write within a month what you would do; but he said ready money must do all. He is content, to obtain your friendship, to drive the bargain in his own name and turn it to your use, and he thinks 60l. would rid all. I think 40l. for the safeguard of both woods would be well bestowed, and if it cannot be done under 60l., to offer 20l. in hand, and the rest in two instalments six months apart. London, 25 June.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.


  • 1. Or perhaps engaged himself to (sposato).
  • 2. Cromwell was present, and apparently presided, in Convocation on the 21st June 1536. See Wilkins, iii. 803.
  • 3. Mary Fynche.
  • 4. Sic.
  • 5. There is an imperfect copy of this by Stow in Harl. MS. 539 f. 119 b.
  • 6. See Vol. viii, No. 1112, and Vol. x, No. 1143.