Henry VIII: June 1536, 16-30

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, 16-30', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 10, January-June 1536, (London, 1887) pp. 504-530. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol10/pp504-530 [accessed 25 May 2024].

. "Henry VIII: June 1536, 16-30", in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 10, January-June 1536, (London, 1887) 504-530. British History Online, accessed May 25, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol10/pp504-530.

. "Henry VIII: June 1536, 16-30", Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 10, January-June 1536, (London, 1887). 504-530. British History Online. Web. 25 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol10/pp504-530.


June 1536, 16-30

26 June.
Otho, C. x. 266. B. M. Hearne's Sylloge, 128. Burnet, V. 368.
1203. The Princess Mary to Henry VIII.
Most humbly lying at your feet, my most dear and benign father and sovereign, I have this day perceived your gracious clemency and merciful pity to have overcome my most unkind and unnatural proceedings towards you and your most just and virtuous laws. I cannot express my joy or make any return for your goodness, "but my poor heart which I send unto your Highness to remain in your hand, to be for ever used, directed, and framed, whiles God shall suffer life to remain in it, at your only pleasure." I beg you to receive it as all I have to offer. I will never vary from that confession and submission I made to your Highness in the presence of the Council. I pray God preserve you and the Queen and send you issue. Hounsdon, 26 June.
Hol. Mutilated.
R. O. 1204. The Princess Mary to [Jane Seymour].
I have received your letters, "no less full of motherly joy for my towardness of reconciliation than of most prudent counsel for my further proceeding therein," which of your goodness you promise to travel to bring to a perfection. Cannot express the comfort this has given her. Promises that from this day she shall neither be lacking in duty to her father, who has the whole disposition of her heart in his noble hand, nor in humble and obedient service to her Grace. Begs her, "with such acceleration as shall stand with your pleasure," to have in remembrance her desire to attain the King's presence.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the Queen's grace, my good mother. Endd.: My lady Mary to the Queen's grace.
26 June.
R. O.
1205. Treason.
Information against John Hill, of Eynsham, for saying, on 26 June, "that the King caused Mr. Norrys, Mr. Weston, and such as were put of late unto execution, for to be put to death only of pleasure, and that he trusted if that ought should come unto the King's grace save good, to see the king of Scots king of England." One Wm. Saunders also accused him to the bailiff of Bampton of saying "how that he trusted to see the king of Scots wear the flower of England, and how that the King, for a frawde and a gille, caused Master Norrys, Mr. Weston, and the other Queen to be put to death because he was made sure unto the Queen's grace that now is half a year before." Of this, Saunders could not produce proof, and is committed to ward.
P. 1.
26 June.
R. O.
1206. Will. Prior of Norwich to Cromwell.
I have received your letters dated at the Rolls, 17th inst., for a lease to be made to Ric. Gresham of the chapel of St. Edmund, in Hoxon, with the farm pertaining to the same, for the rent of 10l. As the farm is valued in the King's books at 21l. 19s. 10d. yearly, and for the payment of the tithes, I beg I may have a sufficient dispensation from my oath heretofore made in that behalf, so that no blame nor perjury be objected to me. Norwich, 26 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary.
26 June.
R. O.
1207. Sir Will. Goryng to Cromwell.
I received your letter by Ric. Foster, 22 June 28 Hen. VIII., that I should resort to the priory of Tortyngton and inquire into the truth of such matters as the said Richard reported. In compliance with your commands I conferred with Foster, and desired him to write his charge in articles and set his hand to them. Then I examined a canon of Tortyngton in the church there, and afterwards all four of them; and I have sent you their examination and a copy of the book that the prior did read as a prophecy. I have sent you a bill in the prior's hand, sent to Sir William Bury of Tortyngton, late prior of Schelbred, on the 21st June, one day before I received your letter. It was copied out of a book of one Mayys, of Southwark, grocer, the prior's brother. Harry Rynghede, one of the canons, told me that when the prior was in the court by means of my cousin Palmer he wrote to the said Harry to burn all such letters as his brother May had written to him, which he did. Borton, 26 June.
Hol., p. 1. Sealed. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
26 June.
R. O.
1208. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
I have with much difficulty and many delations recovered "out of Mr. Hoollys (?) hands" the band in which Mr. Skryven was bound to him. The viscount Beauchamp, now Lord Privy Seal, (fn. 1) hath stayed it till now, saying that he never did hitherto overread his writings. God keep all true meaners out of their danger!" I enclose the said band, which please to re-deliver to Mr. Skryven with hearty thanks. I have little comfort yet of your suit; your advocates are thick of hearing, yet I look daily for your Lordship's answer. If Mr. Treasurer be not content with my deputy at Oy Search, let another be put in. Please tell me if the controller and vicetreasurer are satisfied with Mr. Treasurer's letter for my check; if not, I would they had room and all. London, 26 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
26 June.
R. O.
1209. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
I wrote by Annes Woodroffe what communication passed between Geofford and me concerning the woods of Wareham and Bekonholt, and how the annuity of 26s. 8d. was quarterly paid to your use by Mr. Cobblyghe. If so, the matter is not so clear as I thought, and lord Daubeney need incur no penalty by the sale. I think if both those woods could be kept for ever to your use, 40l. were well bestowed. Pray write your mind to me and Geofford, or to John Davy what answer he shall make, for your answer will be expected within a month. As to the letter of Mr. Russell, he that wrote it declared to me the contents, "which was only giving thanks for the cherries, and being glad to hear of my Lord and your Ladyship's good health; and, further, advertising my Lord how he should write the King's highness in laud and praise of the Queen." Mr. Russell's chaplain, named Mr. Manchester, assured me there was nothing else by his priesthood. I have paid 12d. to Jacklyn (fn. 2) for six dozen quails, and Geo. Rolles paid the other 12d. for his six dozen. Warley desires you to treat with my Lord for his absence, who trusts shortly to be rid, or he will go home as he came out. I will write in a day or two of your other affairs. London, 26 June.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
26 June.
R. O. St. P. II. 337.
1210. Deputy and Council of Ireland to Henry VIII.
Now that the rebellions of the earl of Kildare, his son Thos. Fitzgerald, and their allies, are repressed, and the bodies of the said Thos. and his uncles in the King's hands, some means must be taken to provide for the inhabiting and safe-keeping of the land. Many manors and lands in Dublin, Kildare, Carlagh, Westmithe, and elsewhere, which belonged to the late earl of Kildare, are now unoccupied, and all Wexford is resumed to the King at this Parliament.
The English blood of the English conquest is in manner worn out by attainders, murder by the Irish, and returning to England, but the Irish blood ever increases. Advises the King to provide for the inhabiting of these lands, so that those who hold them may provide for their defence against the Irish rebels. Otherwise, an army must be kept here continually. Have often written of the necessity of conquering McMurho, O'Murho, O'Byrne, Othole, and their kinsmen, and inhabiting the country with English. There could not be a better time than the present. Dublin, 26 June.
Signed: Pour Leonard Gray—John Barnewall, lord of Trymleteston, your Grace's chaunceler—Edwardus Midensis—J. Rawson, p. of Kyllmaynam—Willm. Brabason—John Alen, mr. of the Rolls—Thomas Lutterell, justice—Patrik Fynglas, baron.
Add. Endd.
26 June.
R. O.
1211. Prior and Convent of St. Wolstons to Cromwell.
Understand that the King has agreed to suppress their monastery and give it to John Alen, master of the Rolls. A supplication is to be presented to the King in favour of the house; beg Cromwell to support it. Will pray for him as one of their most special benefactors. The monastery of St. Wolstons, in Ireland, 26 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Principal Secretary. Endd.
26 June.
Vatican Archives.
1212. Bishop of Faenza to [M. Ambrogio?].
Is informed by the English ambassadors that the Parliament was to end this month, in which it was expected that the true daughter would be declared Princess, because the King was much softened, besides that she had powerful friends in Norfolk, Cromwell and others, and that she herself is universally loved; and it was hoped that after this would follow the King's return to the Church, though they have some fear of his avarice. The French are doing their best to bring him back, and their ambassador there gives me to understand he has good hope for it. This last wife is said to be much loved by the subjects, both because she is very gentle and good, and because she has five times thrown herself publicly at the King's feet, requesting him to send for his daughter and declare her Princess, a thing which has greatly moved the people. The ambassador Valo (Wallop) informs me that Reginald Pole at Padua, having been several times requested by his King to return, and having always replied that he would not come till the King had returned to the obedience of the Church, the King at last, eight months ago, desired him to write what he thought on such matters, especially de potestate Pontificis, and he has now sent him a book so much in favor of the Holy See, "che beato quel Re se lo gustara." The King now shows great tokens of kindness to his daughter. On the return of her governess to Court (who, they say, is Pole's mother), it being supposed that the Princess was in her company, a crowd with 4,000 or 5,000 horses ran to meet her. The King, not knowing the cause, asked, "Why so many people?" and being told it was to see the Princess, answered that she was not there, but would soon come and they might see her.
Marseilles is strongly fortified; 25 well appointed galleys were in the port. They say the Emperor will not come into Provence. The Imperial ambassador, who was here, has intimated that if some one were sent to the Emperor for a forty days truce, matters might be accommodated; but here they will not trust the Emperor. It is clear they are sanguine of success. The English are beginning to make their meaning understood, and as to keeping the agreement say that they will not fail to do so, that King promising to go in person against the Emperor if the latter attack France. The Grand Master says it would have been worth 500,000 scudi to them if that King had not shown himself so dissatisfied with their adhesion to the Holy See. He expressed great devotion and respect for His Holiness, as also did the cardinal of Lorraine, who has lately returned from Rome.
The marriage of the king of Scots, which was considered as accomplished, is not yet so, but is very near it. The Admiral is in disgrace with the King, speaks little to him, and never comes when called to important business, but only Lorraine and the Grand Master. Every morning the queen of Navarre proposes to go to Burgundy, but everyone opposes it. She is never likely to have again a third of her former influence.
Ital. Three modern extracts, pp. 5. Headed: Di Mons. di Faenza de 26 di Giugno 1536 da Leon.
Add. MS. 8,715, f. 261. B. M. 2. Modern copy of the preceding letter.
Pp. 8.
26 June.
Add MS. 28,588, f. 296. B. M.
1213. Dr. Ortiz to the Comendador Molina.
The king of England has married a lady who was five or six months gone with child by him (que estava preñada del en cinco o seys meses). Rome, 26 June 1536.
Sp., p. 1. Modern copy.
27 June.
R. O.
1214. John Paynter, Mayor of Dover, to Cromwell.
On Friday morning last Cornelius Adryanson of Middelburgh, riding at the Foreland in his hoy, bound for London with hops and linen cloth, was boarded within three bow-shots of the shore by a French man-of-war of small portage, and all his men and boxes were cast into the sea. His son, a lad of 15, was brought to shore by a mackrel man, and reported the whole matter to John Antony, Cromwell's servant. Desires to know what to do when French or Flemish men-of-war arrive here. Dovor, 27 June 1536.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
27 June.
R. O.
1215. George Gyffard to Cromwell.
We have made an end of our survey in Leicestershire, of which we send you the certificate by Thos. Harper. By order of Mr. Chancellor and Mr. Attorney of the Augmentation we have returned to the house of Catesby in Northamptonshire, where we must begin our suppression. We wish to know whether their letter is a sufficient warrant. Catisby nunnery, 27 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd. Sealed.
27 June.
R. O.
1216. Sir John Wallop to Lord Lisle.
Last night a gentleman came to the French king from Fossam, (fn. 3) bringing news that the town had capitulated with Antony de Leva to surrender if not relieved within a month, leaving behind them the great artillery, men of arms, and horses, but every one having one curtall to return home. It is said the cause is lack of water. The hostages are La Pellice, the grand esquire's son, and Mons. Roche de Mayne. Lyons, 27 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
28 June. 1217. James Hamilton, of Scotland.
See Grants in June, No. 50.
28 June.
R. O.
1218. George Elyot, mercer, to Cromwell.
Writes to him as having experienced his love and true heart since the Syngsson Mart at Middelburgh in 1512. Perceives that the priory of Dover, the fairest church in all that quarter of Kent, stands very well, whether there be made a haven or not. There are four or five small churches in the town very evil, and all the priests are without learning. It will be advisable, therefore, to make the priory the parish church, and as the incumbents die off, the income to fall into the priory for the maintenance of a learned person. This would save expence to the parishioners and enable them to hear God's word. Calais, 28 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
29 June.
R. O.
1219. John Smyth to Cromwell.
We have been in the west parts, and surveyed all the Queen's lands in Hampshire. Dorsetshire, Devonshire, Somersetshire, and Wiltshire. We have found all the Queen's farmers and tenants as glad of her Grace as heart can think, and have been well entertained. On our return to the Court, which will be within 10 or 12 days, I trust you will see we have done her good service, and that the King will be pleased. To ascertain you of the plentifulness of the "newing" of this one year in these parts, it has not been seen that any such yering hath been of late within this realm, as Mr. Richard, your nephew, can inform you. "So that the people doth note this same year to be the year of grace here in England, which men were wont to seek in Rome." Bromeham, Wilts, at Mr. Baynton's house, 29 June.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
30 June.
R. O.
1220. John De Ponte to Cromwell.
John Joachim, alias de Vaux, built a chapel to Our Lady at Dover, and gave it to John de Ponte for the term of his life with a small endowment, which the mayor of Dover now wants to take away. It is now six years since the chapel was repaired. If it can be truly said that any of the goods have been conveyed away I will lay down my life. I am a loyal subject to the King, as Master Thos. Wakam, bailiff, Master Waren, and Master Nedersoll are willing to depose. 30 June 1536.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
30 June.
R. O.
1221. John Amadas, Serjeant, to Cromwell.
Reports the disaffection shown by the abbot of Tavystock, who, when Sir Thos. Arrundell visited the abbey in his journey on the King's business, used these words sitting at table: "Lo, the King sends about to suppress many houses of religion, which is a piteous case; and so did the Cardinal in his time, but what became of him and what end he made for his so doing, I report me unto you; all men knows." Thos. Cole, whom he addressed, called all present to witness his words. Tavystock, 30 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary unto the King. Endd.
30 June.
Titus, B. I. 154. B. M.
1222. Will. London to Lord Lisle. (fn. 4)
Thanks lord and lady Lisle for the kindness shown to him and his wife. The King is favourable to him in his suit touching the Staple Inn. On St. Peter's Day (fn. 5) lord William was married in the King's chapel at Westminster, to Mrs. Gamage. Lord Thomas and Mr. Manars led her to the church. At 2 o'clock a carrack was prepared like a ship of war upon a lighter of 40 tons, and three other lighters were made like the Turks' small galleys, with oars, to take the said carrack. Sir Umfrey Ratclyff was captain of the carrack, which was well charged with ordnance, and well furnished with men. Mr. Hen. Knevett was captain of the foists. Sir Chr. Mores and many other gentlement were with them in harness. They discharged their ordnance and assaulted each other marvellous well. With the shooting one foist clave in the middle, and John Sandes was nearly lost. Two gunners had their legs broken. When all was over a gentleman named Gates, being in harness, tried to leap into another boat, and fell short and was drowned. "Men did not marvel greatly that knew him of his misfortune, because he was so great a swearer." After this lord Thomas, Mr. Knevet, Mr. Parr, Mr. Barkley, Mr. Chamber, Parker and Vaughan, and one other, ran at the tilt and brake staves very well, though they missed and crossed more than they brake, London, 30 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais, at Calais.
30 June.
R. O. St. P. II. 340.
1223. Council of Ireland to Cromwell.
After the receipt of the King's money, the Northern men refused to receive less than their whole payment, and menaced the whole Council, and especially the Treasurer and Chief Justice. The Treasurer offered to show them the King's letters, but they would not hear them read, but said if they had not their whole wages, they would do no service,"and besides that they would have been at bord with the Council at their houses, in spite of their hearts." At this time the Deputy was near the Borders of Athy, and so that everything go forward it is thought better to pay them in full, and the late Deputy's retinue are entreated to forbear their whole money. Do not know what Sir John Sayntloo's retinue, who are at Waterford, will do. More money should be sent. Dublin, 30 June.
Signed: J. Rawson, p. of Kyllmaynam—Willm. Brabason—Thoms. Houth, justice—Thoms. Lutterell, justice—Walter Kerdyff, justice—Patrik Fynglas, baron.
Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
30 June.
R. O.
1224. William Brabason to Cromwell.
The Northernmen and the late Deputy's servants have made insurrection because their wages were not fully paid. They heard there was sufficient treasure sent for them, though he had the King's letter to the contrary to show them. Has been obliged to pay some of them in full, "for when they be in rage they be without reason, howbeit I have no cause so to say." The late Deputy's retinue are right honest men, and by the persuasion of their captain, Antony Colley, who has in this case done his duty, they will wait for most of their wages until the next money comes.
Fifty of the company have been discharged, according to the King's letter; but it was thought requisite that they should be in wages until the coming of the money; and the Deputy, who was "parlyng" with Irishmen, left the matter to Brabazon and others of the Council. Fears that Mr. Seyntloo's retinue may also cause trouble, but has confidence in their captains.
Most of the army thought they should never be paid, and it is folly to persuade them to the contrary, for words without money will not serve. Is sure that he will smart for it if there is not enough money next time, and he will never flee from them if he dies for it.
Has given them a bill that they shall have their due as soon as wind and weather serve. There are many young captains who are right honest gentlemen, but some sage captains should be sent to be of the King's Council. The Deputy intends to build the bridge of Athie, "and so further into the west parts of Ireland." Will find out if this "scisme" began for any other cause than money. Borrows as much as he can, and begs that more may be sent. Agard would have gone over, but that the army was not fully paid. Wishes no one from Ireland to see his letters. Had much difficulty to prevent the Northern men from sending some of their company to the King. 30 June.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
R. O. 1225. "A Remembrance for Desmounte to Master Secretary."
1. That my lord of Desmounte pay his homage yearly to the King's Exchequer in Ireland, as his ancestors have done. 2. That sheriffs and escheators be made in every shire of his country. 3. That he aid the King's officers in executing the laws. 4. That all the tenants be written for to the Exchequer of Ireland to answer for their intrusion on the King's possession there. 5. That the King's records be looked up to know the King's tenants in the country, and that they yearly pay their homage. The King has lost much of his right in that country, and now is the time to help to reform it.
P. 1. Endd.
30 June.
R. O.
1226. Bonds.
Memoranda of bonds by statute staple.
19 June 24 Hen. VIII,. R.B. to Martin Bowes, goldsmith, of London, in 100 mks. st., to be paid 16 Oct. proxo; 12 Ap. 26 Hen. VIII., R.B., William Bakton and John Barton to Martin Bowes, in 200l. st., to be paid 7 Nov. proxmo; 24 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII., Thomas Barton, R.B. and John Barton, to Sir Ralph Dodmer, alderman of London, in 200l., to be paid at Easter next; 28 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII., R.B., et (sic) Matthew Boynton to Sir Ralph Dodmer, in 200l., to be paid at Easter next; 13 March 27 Hen. VIII., R.B., to Rob. Fermor, leatherseller, of London, in 300 mks., to be paid at Christmas next; 13 June 28 Hen. VIII., Rob. Bowes, of South Cowton, Yorks., "et R. B.," to Martin Bowes, in 300l., to be paid at the feast of St. Andrew next; 30 June 28 Hen. VIII., R.B. John Barton and Thomas Barton to John Judde, fishmonger, of London, in 200l., to be paid at Michaelmas next.
Lat., p. 1. Endd.: "R. B. debts in statutes."
30 June.
Vienna Archives.
1227. Charles V. to Chapuys.
Has received his letters of the 6th by his man George. Is much pleased with his conduct to the king of England, his ministers, and the new Queen, and with his good advice to the Princess [Mary].
As to the principal point, the persistence of the King and Cromwell that he should persuade the Emperor to make peace, nothing could justify the Emperor's conduct better than his answer, to show the French king's obstinacy in refusing his offers, especially that of Milan for the duke of Angoulême, which, in the answer he has sent to Rome, he insists upon having for the duke of Orleans. He also refuses to restore what he has taken from the duke of Savoy, and has gone on from bad to worse, even to a war against the Emperor, whose ambassador he has dismissed, while he has invaded the Low Countries. Does not think the mediation of the king of England, or of any one else, is any good, nor does he see how he can now listen to the proposals. Is pleased with the ambassador's telling Henry that the only method to bring Francis to reason is for him to declare himself openly on the Emperor's side. Gives him arguments to use to the King and Cromwell for this purpose, referring to his letters from Gaeta and Asti. Sends a copy of a letter which he writes to the King, and a new power. His letters from Gaeta will serve for instructions.
If the King insists on no peace being made with France unless he gets his claim, according to previous agreement between him and the Emperor, the ambassador must first find out Henry's intention about the declaration and the assistance which he will give, and whether there is any appearance of his procuring any money for the enterprise. If he really intends to give good aid, the ambassador may promise that the Emperor will not make peace without his intervention and without regard to his honor and the weal of his kingdom. If he wants more security he may take time to consult the Emperor, or, if the King will not wait, he may treat on the lines of the old treaties, binding the Emperor as little as possible. If there is no hope of his assisting, the ambassador must procure his neutrality.
Nothing must be treated or promised which is directly or indirectly against the Pope or his authority, or to the prejudice of the Council. If he cannot induce the King to return to his obedience to the Holy See, or remit his differences with the Pope to the Emperor and to the Council, no treaty must be entered into, but the matter must be discussed in a friendly way to gain time and see how our enterprise succeeds.
The ambassador has done well in telling the king of England and his ministers what the Emperor wrote about the marriage of the said King with the infanta of Portugal, daughter of the queen of France our sister, though there is no chance of it taking effect, as the King will have seen the Emperor's good will by it.
Is desirous of the marriage between Don Luys of Portugal and the Princess. It would be a means to reduce the King to obedience to the Church and the Emperor's friendship. In this case it would be important for the Princess to be declared heiress, at least in case of no male heirs. Has some hopes of this from the demonstration lately made by the King, the Queen's goodwill to her, and the words of Cromwell. In any case the King cannot prejudice her rights. If he will not make this declaration, the ambassador must find out what portion he will give her in ready money and in the future, and promise that the Emperor will do the best he can for the good of both parties and to content the King.
Finally, he is to do his best to get the King of England to declare himself against France and assist the Emperor with money, for it is too late to get men from him, and would do no good, and also to treat the said marriage if it can be accomplished. If not, or if the King demands exorbitant terms, he must negociate at least to prevent his aiding France.
Thinks it unnecessary to send any other personage to England; he has so much confidence in Chapuys, and it is so important in the first place to know how far the King's friendship is to be depended upon. If there were sufficient grounds to treat, would send some one either from here or Flanders. Desires to know what chances there are of the match with Portugal. Approves of his visiting the new Queen and commending to her the interests of the Princess. He may further declare the Emperor's pleasure on hearing of her marriage and of her goodwill to the Princess. Savillan in Piedmont, 30 June 1536.
Fr. From a modern copy, pp. 6.
Add. MS.
28,588, f. 297. B. M.
2. Extracts in Spanish from the preceding, containing all but the last paragraph.
Sp. Modern copy from the archives of Simancas, pp. 9.
30 June.
Vienna Archives.
1228. Charles V. to Henry VIII.
Has been much pleased to hear of his prosperity and of the proposal he has made to Chapuys for a new treaty to make their amity indissoluble. This accords with what he has always hoped of their old alliance, and induces him to believe that when he knows of the Emperor's efforts to avoid the renewal of war in Christendom and the outrageous conduct of the king of France, who has provoked him to it by so many violations of treaties, he will be of opinion that Charles could not have done otherwise. Trusts Henry will declare himself on his side according to the treaties between them seeing that other means are of no avail. Desires credence for his ambassador. Savillan, 30 June 1536.
Fr. From a modern copy, pp. 2.
2. An alternative letter, omitting the appeal to Henry to declare himself. Savillan, 30 June 1536.
Fr. From a modern copy, p. 1.
30 June.
R. O.
1229. Paul III. to James V.
Minute of a brief "Regi Scotorum, responsiva super dispensatione matrimonii inter Regem et Margaretam Erskyyn" (this name erased) 30 Junii.
Transcript from a book of minutes in the Vatican.
1230. Henry VIII. to —.
R. O. As the Emperor and the French king, who are both in amity with Henry, have declared war on each other, the King, to preserve his neutrality, has appointed * to see to the beacons "near unto that our port of" (fn. 6), and to make a view of all the ships belonging to that port and the adjoining creeks, and to muster the mariners there. Ships taking refuge in the port are to be succoured, and no prize allowed to be taken out.
Signed with stamp.
Letters missive, p. 1.
R. O. 2. Three other copies.
1231. Cromwell's Administration.
R. O. Things done by the King's highness sythyn I came to his service.
He purchased Hampton Court, the More, St. James in the Fields, and all the ground whereof the new park of Westminster is now made; all the old tenements in Westminster, where now is builded the new garden, the tennis plays, and cockfight; the manor of Pyssowe of lord Scrope; the manor of Weston Baldoc; the manor and park of Coppydhall; certain lands from Thos. Robertts, the auditor, lying beside Waltham: lands to a great value from the earl of Northumberland; the manors of Llanamovery and Kendys in Wales from lord Audeleye; the manor and other lands in Chombham, whereof a park is made, of the abbot of Chertsey; the manor of Alderbroke in the forest of Waltham, of Gyles Heron, the manor of Chigwell Hall in the forest of Waltham, of Manoke; the manor of Edmonton, Middx. [of Edw. North and Wm. Brown]. (fn. 7) He has repaired the tower of London; new made the Mary Rosse, the Peter Powngarnerd, the Lyon, the Katheryn Galye, the Barke, the Mynyon, the Swepestake. The manor of Coggeshall and Esterforde purchased of Mr. Sowthwell. He has purchased woods beside Portsmouth in Hampshire sufficient for the new making of the Henry Grace a Dew and the Gret Galye; lands in Lee beside Eltham Park, purchased of Barett; 1,000 new bows bought and made within the Tower. He, with a great and chargeable train, passed the seas in person to Calais and Boulogne. He has newly builded Hampton Court; the place at Westminster with the tennis plays and cockfight, and walled the park with a sumptuous wall; and St. James in the Fields, a magnificent and goodly house. He has purchased the manors of Donnyngton, Ewelme, Hoknorton, and other, of the duke of Suffolk. He has made a great deal of new ordnance of brass here in England. He has newly edified a great part of the walls of Calais. He has newly made a quantity of new ordnance in Calais. He has most costly wars in Scotland, and has had great wars in Ireland. He has borne most costly charge at the coronation of queen Anne. He has maintained the great and sumptuous house of the lady Catharine Dowager. [He has also maintained a great and sumptuous house of the lady Mary. (fn. 8) ]
In Cromwell's hand, pp. 4.
1232. Robert Sherborne, Bishop of Chichester.
Harl. MS. 604, f. 28. B. M. The sum of the inventory of Robt. Sherborne, late bishop of Chichester.
Plate, 243l. 18s. 5d. Chapel stuff, 6l. 1s. 5d. Bedding, 6l. 15s. 6d. Apparel, 21l. 9s. 9d. Debts which he counteth desperate, and others 826l. 8s. 8½d. Total, 1,117l. 18s. 3½d.
P. 1.
1233. Sir Thomas Elyot to Cromwell.
R. O. I remembered what you had said to me at the Rolls. I have been employed in surveying certain monasteries, and should be glad to have my poverty and my charges relieved out of the suppressed lands or by pension. I would have waited upon you, but found you much occupied. Let me know if I shall attend you to the Court.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
1234. The Prior of Lenton to Cromwell.
R. O. Whereas I have a promotion to the priory of Lenton, near Nottingham, through your favor, which is not of so clear state as I thought my predecessor had left it; I desire your favor to my poor house. And whereas I granted to Mr. Richard to your use 100l.; I beg you will take 60l. and remit the rest till Martinmas. This year is very dear, but I must keep up hospitality, and in default of this charity I must seek aid in London of some merchant, which would be to my great hindrance. I have accomplished your pleasure touching the cell of Keyrsall, in Lancashire. I beseech I may have your favor concerning two young men in our religion at Lenton. All my brethren, except four or five, are very impotent, and of great age, and request your favor that they may continue in their religion.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
1235. John Hoigekyn to Cromwell.
R. O. Please remember Dr. Hogekyn, late provincial of the Black Friars in the town of Sudbury, who is in much poverty. He has made suit to you many times, and without your help will never be able to do service in the administration of the Word of God, nor to the common utility of Christ's Church. Consider how that a man in favor with the world hath many friends, but me depressed none or few. He has long waited to know your pleasure, and has always been a loyal subject to the King. The Lord Chancellor can inform you of this petition. Signed.: Jon Hoigekyn, &c.
Pp. 2. Add.: Secretary.
1236. Memorandum by the Duke of Norfolk.
R. O. "Item. The priory of nuns of Bongay, 60l.
"Item. The priory of canons of Wodebrige, 50l.
"Item. I had the possession of Bongay at Saint Andrew tide last past, and not one nun left therein." Before it was suppressed I showed the King and Mr. Secretary that the nuns would not abide in the house; "so, the house being void, I, as founder, lawfully entered thereunto."
Item. About Twelfth-tide last I laid out 30l. for payment of the debts of Wodebrige, and had their convent seal to have the house suppressed to mine use, and to this I made his Highness privy.
"Item. The Act of Parliament in Ireland (fn. 9) hath taken fro me the county of Carlaghe, which is come to me by inheritance, and for the manors of Olde Rosse, Dorbas Islond, and Fasaghe of Bentre, my lord of Ossory took the same in farm of me for 40l. a year, and at the time of the rebellion I was peaceably possessed of the castle of Carlaghe Balysax and all the lands belonging to them."
In Norfolk's hand, p. 1.
1237. Henry VIII. to the Lords of the Clergy in Ireland.
Lamb. MS.
611, f. 28.
Thanks them for the grant of a certain yearly and continual rent of the 20th of their promotions, benefices, and possessions (28 Hen. VIII. c. xiv.)
Copy, p. 1. Headed, Anno 1535.
1238. List of Monasteries in England of a less yearly value than 200l., with the yearly value of each. (fn. 10)
Cleop. E. iv.
290 b. B. M.
Yorkshire.—Holy Trinity; St. Andrew's by York; nuns of St. Clement; nuns of Apulton; Halough park; Synnythwayte; Woderhall (cell); cell of St. Martin's by Richmond; cell of St. Mary Magdalen by Lincoln; cell of St. Bee's, Cumberland; Drax; nuns of Arthyngton; nuns of Essholth; nuns of Hampall; cell of Bamburgh; cell of Skekyrke; cell of Hyrste in the Isle of Axholme; nuns of Kyrkeleys; nuns of Ardern; Gramonte; nuns of Dasedale (Basedale); nuns of Handale or Gryndale; Marten; nuns of Thyrkehed; nuns of Molsbye; nuns of Swyna; nuns of Kelyng; Master of Order of St. Gilbert; Carthusian priory, [Hull]; Waurter; Haltempryce; Ellerton; Fryrelye (Ferriby); Noneborneholme; nuns of Wylberforse; Salley; Oldemaleton; Yedyngham; Rosedale. Total for Yorkshire, 2,565l. 13s. 9½d.
London and Middlesex.—Elsyngspetyle; nuns of Stratford at Bowe; nuns of Kylborne. Total, 368l. 12s. 1d.
Worcestershire.—Whyston; Avecote, Warw.; cell of Malvern; Lesser Malvern; nuns of Cokehyll; nuns of Westwode. 286l. 6s. 11½d.
Herefordshire.—Monmouth; Flarsford; Acornebury; Mormesley (sic. Wormesley); Clyfford; Dore; nuns of Lynebroke. 403l. 4s. 2½d.
Somerset.—St. John Baptist, Wells; Mynchynbarowe; Worsespryng; Bryggewater; Canyngton; Clyve; Berlyche; Dunester. 603l. 1s.
Leicester.—Kyrkeby Kelers (sic for Bellers); Olveston; Bradeley; Garradon; Ulvescrofte; Gracydewe; Langley; Bredone. 713l. 19s. 8½d.
Wilts.—Kynton; Stanley; Ferley; Lacok; St. Margaret's Marlborough; Holy Trinity, Eston; Ederos; Maydenbradeley. 902l. 3s. 6½d.
Bishopric of Llandaff.—St. Mary's, Nethe; Morgan; Evenny; St. Mary's "de Gracia Dei"; cell of Malpas, near Newport; "Lanternensis"; Uske; Chepstow. 589l. 18s. 6d.
Southants.—St. Mary's, Winchester; Motteshunt; Bremer Canonicorum; Leto Loco (Netley); St. Denis; Quarre. 773l. 12s. 10d.
Herts.—Hertford; Mounketon; Belvere; Hattefeld; Byngham; cells of St. Alban's; nuns of St. Giles "in Bosco" (Flamsted); Wymondley; New Byggyng, Hitchin; Royston; nuns of Chesthunt. 619l. 11s. 6¾d.
Staffordshire.—Tudbury; Rocester; Croxden; nuns of Brewod; Hulton; Trentham; St. Thomas the Martyr, Stafford; St. Wolphei, Stone; Renton; St. Mary Broke, Rutland. 976l. 3s. 5¾d.
Essex.—Hattefeld Regis; Tyltey; Donemowe; Threnchale; Byerden; Hednyngham Castell; St. Botulph's near Colchester; Colne; Bylegh; Prytelwell; Lyeghes. 1,255l. 5s. 10d.
Bishopric of Durham.—Cells of Fynchekatte (Finchale); Jerrowe; Wermoueth; Holy Island; Fanelond; Letham; and Stamford; nuns of Nesseham. 343l. 12s. 9d.
St. Asaph's.—Basyngwerk; Conwey; Valle Crucis; Strata in Marcella; nuns of Wanligan. 588l. 19s. 1d.
Westmoreland.—Shappe. 154l. 17s. 11d.
Lancaster.—Burscoght. 85l. 7s. 6d.
Norfolk.—Langley; nuns of Carowe; Thetford; nuns of Thetford; Bokenham; Wenlyng; Bromeholme; Hykelyng; Yngham; Beeston; Wabborne; Horsham St. Faith; Kockesforth; Shuldeham; Marham Barbara; Warmound; Hempeton; Pentus (Pentney) and Wormegay; nuns of Blaburgh; nuns of Crabehouse; nuns of Flytteham. 1,582l. 13s. 11¾d.
Newcastle-on-Tyne.—Newminster in Northumberland; Alnewyke; nuns of Holyscombe; Brekenborne; nuns of Tynemouth; Hexham; Alba Lundy; Ovyngham, cell of Hexham. 580l. 4s. 10d.
Carlisle.—St. Mary Magdalene, Lanercost; Armethua. 96l. 10s. 7d.
Huntingdonshire.—Monasterium sive fratrum canonicorum; Hynchynbroke; Stoneley; Sawtre. 391l. 19s. 1¾d.
Dorset.—Byndon. 147l. 7s. 9½d.
Cambridge.—Chatteres; St. Clare of Dene; Fordan; Anglesey; Skelyngton; Saffam Bulbek. 546l. 13s. 10¾d.
St. David's.—Haverford; Pulla; cell of Cargayne; Strata Florea; Wanlleir (Llanclere?); Dogmael; Brechon; Comehyre; Alba Landa; Karmerdyn; Talley; Kyrkewelly. 1,039l. 9s. 4d.
Sussex.—Mychelham; Hestyng; Tortyngton; Durford; Shuldebrede; Estebourne. 488l. 6s. 1¼d.
Notts.—Newstead; Felley; Bella Valla; Shelford; Rufford; Blythe; Mattersey; Wollyngwell; cell at Capell; Brodeham. 1,003l. 14s. 3½d.
Cornwall.—St. John Baptist, Helston; Tywardreth. 136l. 5s. 7d.
Lincolnshire.—St. Katharine's; Swyneshed; Tupholme; Styxwold; Markeby; Hageneby; Leybourne; Grenefeld; Louthparke; Alvyngham; Nunormesby; Humberstone; Newsted near Axholme; Estam; Newsom; nuns of Nunncotton; Irford; Scaynefeld; Syxhyll; Bolyngton; Thorkessey; nuns of Fosse; nuns of Hevynges; Thorneholme; nuns of Thoykewell Vaudey (Valla Dei); SS. Peter and Paul; Bryggend; Newstede near Staunford; Newboo; Belvoir (Bello vero); Kynne; Haverholme; Cateley; Noton Parke; nuns of St. Michael near Stamford. 3,062l. 8s. 0½d.
Beds.—Caldewell; Busshemade; Harwold; Bosco. 336l. 16s. 5½d.
Bishopric of Bangor.—St. Mary's, Bradesey; Kymmer; Siriolis; Bethkylhert. 207l. 16s. 2d.
Northants.—St. Mary's, Fynneshed; nuns of Ruthwell; St. James; nuns near Northampton; Sewley; Asshebye; Chacum; nuns of Catesby. 694l. 16s. 1¾d.
Gloucestersh.—Flaxley; St. Oswold's, Gloucester; Lanthony prima. 245l: 10s. 9½d.
Berks. — Hurley; Donyngton; Burneham; Ankerwyke; Murresley; Sneshall; Byttellesdon; Lavenden; Little Marlow; Medmenham; 504l. 17s. 6d.
Devonshire.—St. Nicholas, Exeter; prioress of St. Katharine, Polslowe; St. Mary's, Canoneley; prioress of Frethylstoke; prioress of St. Mary Magdalene, Bramstapoll; Pylton; Corneworthye; prioress of St. Mary's, Tetton. 1,003l. 17s.
Archdeaconry of Richmond.—St. Agatha, Yorks.; Egleston; nuns of Maryk; Eversham; nuns of Ellerton; St. Robert's; Knavesburgh; nuns of Nonemonketon; St. Mary's, Cokersoud; Kauder; nuns of Seton; Conyngeshed; Tertmell (sic, Cartmell). 894l. 17s. 3½d.
Derbysh.—Dale; Bredeshall Park; Kingsmead (De Pratis Domini Regis); Ryppyngdone; Gresley. 323l. 10s. 5d.
Suffolk.—Gye; Redlyngfeld; Ixworthe; St. Olave's, Heryngflete; Campesey; Wodebrydge; Lethryngham; Lyston; Wangford; Blyburghe; Brusyed; Flyxston; Gypwycy. 1,136l. 14s. 3d. 1½q.
Surrey.—Waverley; Reygate; Tyturyge. 322l. 1s. 9¼d.
Warwick.—Charterhouse; Yerbury; Stanley; Makestok; Avecote; nuns of Pollesworthe; nuns of Hennewode; Holy Sepulchre, Warwick: Studeley; Alcetour; nuns of Wroxall: nuns of Pynley. 951l. 9s. 5d.
Oxfordsh.—Rewly; Dorchester; Goryng; Stodeley; Bruerne; Clatercote; Wroxton; Burchester. 902l. 3s. 2½d.
Bucks.—Byttellesden; Lavenden; Burneham; Little Marlowe; Medmenham; Snelshall; Aylesbury; St. Margaret's; Ankerwyke. 386l. 13s. 6¾d.
Kent.—St. Gregory's, Canterbury; St. Radgund; nuns of the Holy Sepulchre; Bylsyngton; Combewell; nuns in Sheppey. 505l. 12s. 8d.
Cheshire. — Nuns at Chester; St. Mary's, Norton; Byrkehed. 337l. 18s. 10½d.
Total (added in a later hand), 29,041l. 0s. 3d. 2½ q. (fn. 11)
Pp. 20.
R. O.
1239. The Sub-Prior of Woburn.
Confession of Dan Raffe Woburn, sub-prior of Woburn, desiring pardon for the scruples he had entertained about acknowledging the King as Head of the Church, and his erroneous estimation of Mr. More and the bishop of Rochester, whose death he a great while thought meritorious, wishing he had died with them. Would have refused to swear the Supremacy, had not his father abbot, both by counsel and menaces to send him up to the Council, changed his mind. Has been freed from many errors by reading The Obedience of a Christian Man and The Glass of Truth. Confesses that he has preached many times without declaring the Supremacy, until rebuked for it by Ric. Newporte, one of the fathers of the house, and warned of his danger, when he for some time left off preaching altogether. Reports also a conversation with Sir William, chaplain of Woburn town, who denied the authority of the bishop of Rome, but on the writer asking him by whose authority he had left his friar's coat and become a priest, acknowledged that it was by that of the bishop of Rome, adding, "Well, he hath had authority here, and perhaps shall have when you shall not say nay." Heard Dan Laurence, the sexton, say that when he was first sworn, for the multitude of swearers he could not lay his hand on the book, and so thought himself free, though he had signed "the carte of profession;" and by report of Dan Rob. Saleford, the said brother has said he had not sworn to the Supremacy. Begs that he may be allowed to put away all tokens of the authority of Rome, and have the common vesture of the clergy.
Pp. 12. Endd.: Junii. Several passages marked, in another hand, "M." for "Memorandum."
Cott. Appx.
xxviii. 54. B. M.
1240. Wardrobe Stuff.
"A viewe taken by . . . . . . [War]derobe the xxvi. day . . . . . . of the raigne of . . . . . . . . Henrye the VIIIth. . . . . . . . . Highnes and to . . . . . . . . . . singular suche stuf . . . . . . . . . daie and yere at the house . . . . . . . . . and delivered to the custodie . . . . . . . . . . Edmonde Harman, nowe kepe[r] . . . . ."
Hangings. Tapestry of bay . . . Octavian, &c. Verdures with beasts and trees. Saye for five chambers, yellow and blue. Saye for the parlour, the hall, the chapel, and another chamber; and window curtains.
Table and cupboard carpets, some ornamented with the King's arms, roses and fleur de lys; 2 close stools, covered with crimson velvet and purple saye; a timber chair, covered with purple, yellow, and tawny satin; 28 cushions of satin figure, tapestry wrought with Mr. Norris' arms, needlework, &c.; 2 down beds, 11 feather beds, 16 pillows, 4 quilts. Canopies and other apparel for beds, of red camlet, red Turkey satin, red tynsyn and blue satin, embroidered with H. and N.; cloth of gold and silver, with white and purple satin, embroidered with letters of black velvet, with a heart burning in the fire, and a hand coming out of a cloud with a waterpot to slake the said fire; and other stuff; with 6 trussing bedsteads of wainscot, gilt and painted; 16 counterpoints of red fryse, verdours with beasts and other devices, and tapestry; 4 pr. of fustians, 29 pairs of sheets of Holland cloth, 24 pillowberes, a diaper coverpane, wrought with gold and fringed with gold and silk.
'Tables' (i.e. pictures): Our Lady and her Son. Embroidered, a naked woman, and a man with a dagger; Lucryse; a naked man and a naked woman; Our Lady, and the Angels crowning her.
A pair of tables painted and covered with glass, with men of glass; ivory and steel comb cases, with combs, scissors, and razors; 2 candle plates.
Chapel Stuff.— Crimson velvet vestment embroidered with Jesus and M., a printed parchment mass book, and a superaltare.
A great standard, a Flanders coffer, &c.; chamber stuff and kitchen stuff. Signed E. H.
Stuff also at the little park at Windsor, viewed by "the said Edw. Lloyd."
Apparel of a bed of white and purple sarcenet, a trussing bedstead, a counterpoint of verdures with large flowers, B. and N., and birds; a hanging of saye for the new parlour; sheets, &c.
Pp. 22. Mutilated. Endd.: A booke . . . . . howse a . . . . .
R. O. 1241. The King's Game in Hampshire.
Articles alleged against Wm. Holles, one of the justices of peace in co. Southampton [by] John Coke, ranger and principal foster of the King's forest of Westbere.
1. Holles caused Robert Coke, under-keeper, to bring him deer. 2. He has maintained Robt. Coke in stealing the King's game after he was bound to good behaviour. 3. He caused the tenants of Aschly to rescue certain "rother" beasts from the King's pound in the forest of Westbere on 14 June and 3 July 27 Hen. VIII. 4. He caused the tenants to take the horses of John Coke out of his pasture, which is his by patent of the late lord Burgevenny, and when he went to Aschly to seek them on 8 July he was assaulted and his servant hurt by Holles' commandment. 5. When Robt. Coke and the tenants were indicted Holles gave evidence against the King and threatened the jury. 6. Holles wrongfully delivered the sheep of the tenants of Aschly which were pounded at Winchester for pasturing in the said forest. 7. He commands the tenants of Aschly wrongfully to put their "rother" beasts in the forest where they have no common, and then commands the keeper to pound them. 8. He granted copy of the copyhold of the said John Coke to Robt. Coke, and to cover his wrongful malice embezzled the original parchment roll. 9. He oppresses poor tenants for bribes. 10. He persuades persons to take warrants of peace from him upon a little displeasure and allures the party that the peace is taken of to take his supersedeas, and takes 2s. 6d. from each. 11. He receives from the tenants of Aschly for wrongful maintenance of them "the last day of May last the xviijth (xxviij) year" of the King a bagged doe which was taken from John Coke's office.
Large paper, pp. 2. Endd.
R.O. 1242. Officers in Wales.
A list of fees of officers in Iskennan and Kidwelly, in Wales, with the following note in the margin:—"These be the fees of such officers which be made under me, for whom I am answerable."
P. 1. The following memoranda are endorsed in Cromwell's hand:—
"The Charters of liberties.
"Midd. St. John's Jerusalem, in England.
"Midd. Syon.
"Dors. Shaftesbury.
"Dors. Sherborne.
"Dors. Cerne.
"Devon. Donkeswell.
"Devon. Polsloo.
"Collegium de Eton."
R. O. 1243. The Marches of Wales.
Instructions given by Robert Salesbury to Thomas Crumwell, Secretary and Councillor of the King, of certain things which he wishes to be examined by the Commissioners in the Welsh Marches.
1. That Sir Edward Johnes, clk., has held fermes and tackes worth 20l. yearly, for a term of years and for life, ever since the making of the statute to the contrary, so that 2,000l. and above is forfeited to the King.
2. He rears cattle and sheep and sells them, with milk, butter, and cheese, to the yearly value of 20l.
3. He tills other lands, and sells corn to a similar amount.
4. He farms the vicarage of Llaynsse of the vicar for 5l., its yearly value being 20l., and he being beneficed to the amount of 100 marks.
5. He and his brother Robert have taken stuff worth 20l. from Ruthyn Castle since the King bought it, and have allowed others to take lead, iron, and timber worth 500 marks.
6. He cut down 500 oaks, worth 100 marks, in the lordship of Ruthyn.
7. He and his brethren have succoured outlaws and murderers.
8. "The said Edward Thelwall" (fn. 12) and his brother John, the King's attorneys, compounded with two murderers, by which the King lost 200 marks, and are guilty of other extortions and wrongs.
Pp. 2. Endd.
Harl. MS. 368, f. 178. B. M. 1244. County of Montgomery.
Articles and petitions made by Sir Ric. Herbert, John Corbet, Humfrey Lloyd, John Clon, Reynold William, and Mathew Price, in the name of the King's subjects and tenants, in the counties and lordships marchers, lately appointed by statute (fn. 13) to be the shire of Montgomery, to the King's Commissioners in the marches of Wales.
1. For divers reasons desire land now divided by gavelkind to be feesimple and inheritable by the common law of England. 2. That the sheriff may be removable yearly, and that they may do their suit royal at the sheriffs' turns, and also the reeves of townships, and that they may be discharged of the leets used in every lordship. 3. That all pleas may be held before the King's justices, as in North Wales, and that the lords marchers may only have the jurisdiction of a court baron. They desire to be immediate subjects of the King, as they have hitherto been under the oppression of their lords without certain laws, but only unwritten customs interpreted at the lord's will. 4. They do not desire to be put to mayneprise, as in North Wales. 5. They complain of the issue of writs of subpæna, and desire that such suits may be heard by the King's Commissioners in the Marches. They desire to be acquitted of arrears to the King for excessive fines, which can never be paid. Will give the King such sum as is possible. 7. The disposition of the lords and officers was to nourish thieves, &c. for the sake of fines and escheats. Beg the Commissioners to commend their petition to the King.
Later copy. Pp. 3. Endd.
R. O. 1245. Priory of Bradwell.
A catalogue of documents, entitled "Notes of certain evidences concerning the priory of Bradwell." The documents are almost all deeds of gift to the monastery, of which the effective clauses are quoted.
Pp. 9.
R. O. 1246. Carmarthen Priory.
Considerations for the priory of Caermerdin, in South Wales.
1. At the first survey for the tenth the prior returned the yearly value as 209l. It was presented as being under 200l. by the fault of the Commissioners. 2. Beside the twelve canons, whereof four died but lately, there are daily and commonly found by the said priory about 80 persons. 3. The house is well builded and in good repair. 4. As to the behaviour of the brethren, they refer to the report of the country and the Commissioners. 5. The priory stands in Caermerdin, a notable market town and common thoroughfare, and a great number of people have their meat and drink in the said house. 6. As there is but little good lodging for noblemen resorting to these parts on the King's or other business, the house is an open lodging for all such. 7. Hospitality is daily kept for poor and rich, which is a great relief to the country, being poor and bare. 8. Weekly alms is given to 80 poor persons, which, if the house were suppressed, they would want. These charges are maintained more by the good husbandry and provision of the house than by its revenues, which stand mostly in spiritualties. 9. When Henry VII. came to this country the prior made a new lodging for him, which is meet for the King or the Prince if they happen to come to those parts. 10. Strangers and merchantmen resorting to those parts are honestly received and entertained, whereby they are the gladder to bring their commodities to that country. The king of Portugal thanked the house under his great seal for entertaining his merchants.
P. 1. Headed: To the King's highness. Endd.
1247. Sibton Abbey.
Names of the abbot and monks of Sybton, Suffolk, of the order of Cistercians:—William Flatbury, abbot, Robt. Sabyn alias Bongay, prior, John Fawkon, and five others.
Things to be obtained and purchased for the said abbot:—Of the VicarGeneral, a commission to some person in this country to take his resignation, a capacity to change his habit, a capacity to take two benefices with cure, and a non-residence; of the Chancellor, a license to take two benefices with cure and be non-resident.
For the monks, except Sabyn and Fawkon, capacities to change habit and take each one benefice with cure. For Sabyn and Fawkon, a dispensation for their obediences without changing their habits.
P. 1. Endd.: The names of thabbot and monks of Sybton in Suff.
R. O. 1248. Bittlesden Abbey.
Names of the late monks of Bittlesden, for the obtaining of their capacities; viz., Ric. Grene, abbot, Ric. Benet, late abbot, Thomas Alkelond alias Tod, sub-prior and priest, and 11 other priests, each of whom has an alias.
In margin: Ordinis Cisterciensis. Below, in Wriothesley's hand: "Master Townsende, I require you to make out dispensations for these persons as shortly as you may conveniently."
P. 1. Endd.
R. O. 1249. Cromwell's Memoranda. (fn. 14)
"The duke of Richmond, (fn. 15) the earls of Northumberland, Cumberland, 'Shrewsbury, and Westmoreland; lords Darcy, Dacre, Latymer, and Conyers; the abbot of S. Mary and other abbots, and to every of them; the dean of York, Sir John Nevell, Sir Marmaduke Constable, Sir Robt. Constable, and other knts., and to every of them; Sir Wm. Gascoyne, Sir Wm. Perpoynt, Sir John Berye, Sir Bryan Stapulton, and other knts. of note, and to every of them. The duke of Richmond's Council.
"A placard for carts for his carriage by the way."
In Cromwell's hand.
R. O. 1250. A Catalogue of Books.
Headed: " Jesus."
Epistolæ 12 Episcopi Romani. Secunda pars Gulielmi Parisiensis. Holcote super Sententias. Opera Jacobi Almayn. Major in quartum Sententiarum. Sermones Odonis Parisiensis in Evangelia Dominicalia. Opera Richardi de S. Victore. Prima pars Cronicæ Antonini, cum 2 et 3. Decretales epistolæ. Joannis de Turre Cremata. Petrus Martyr de Rebus Oceanicis, &c. Opera Barnardi. Magister Sententiarum. Summa Prædicantium. Volateranus. Alvarus de Planctu Ecclesiæ. Dialogi Guliermi Okcam. Cronica Albani. Sextus cum Clementinis. Polybius de Primo Bello Punico. Leonardus Aretinus de Temporibus. Plutarchi Parallela. Holcot super Proverbia. Opera quædam Durandi et Petri de Palude. Vitæ Patrum. Cronicæ Gaguini. Joannis Rusborg de Ornatu Spiritualium Nuptiarum. Fortalicium Fidei. Gaufridus Mon[u]m[e]tensis. Dictionarium Petri Bercharii, 3. Summa Anthonini, 4. Froserde, Gall. Boccasius de Casu Principum, Gall. Duo volumina de Enguerran de Monstrelet, Gall. Constitutiones Lynewodde. Ca[j]etanus super Secunda Secundæ Divi Thomæ. Guiliermus Parisiensis et Hugo de S. Victore de Claustro Animæ. Gregorius de Arimino super Sententias. Sermones quidam Divi Bernardi. Bernardus super Cantica. Gabriel Biel in primum et secundum Sententiarum (bis). Sermones Thesauri de Sanctis. Præceptorium Joannis Nider (bis). Legenda Sanctorum. Quæstiones de Temperantia. Major in quartum Sententiarum. Gabriel Biel in 3 et 4 Sententiarum. Sermones Thesauri de tempore. Antidotarium Animarum. Guiliermus Voralonii (?) super quatuor libros Sententiarum. Dictionarium Ambrosii Calepinæ. Sermones quadragesimales Leonardi de Utino. Exhortationes novitiorum. Colloquium Jesu cum puero, et Herbarium. Sermonum liber inscriptus Biga Salutis. Sermones Jacobi de Voragine de Tempore et Sanctis. Breviarium postillæ Fratris Philippi de Monte Calerio. Sermones Gabrielis Biel. Spirensis de Festivitatibus Domini. Epistolæ aliquot Erasmi et aliorum illustrium virorum. Sermones Menoti. Responsio Marco Grandevalli pro tribus Magdalenis. Sphœra cum theorica et higino. Moralizationes Sacræ Scripturæ. Theologia Naturalis. Prima Summæ S. Thomæ, cum prima secundæ, et tertia parte Summæ; secunda secundæ deest. Prima et secunda Scoti super Sententias. Quædam Fragmenta Ruperti in Schædis. Quarta pars glossæ ordinariæ. Repertorium in opera Augustini juxta vetustam impressionem.
Lat., in Dr. London's hand. Endd. in the same hand: Catalogus aliquot librorum.
R. O. 1251. William Foster to [Cromwell].
I heartily thank your Mastership for your great goodness shown to me "in the business that my lady of Rechforth, most special patroness of my stody, traveled with you for me." A friar named Bassam obtained the advowson of Sopham (Swaffham, Camb.), and got the nuns to seal it for a friend of his. Then he got them to seal it in my lord of Hareford's name, and brought it and others to my Lord, on condition he might have a small benefice in our college, (fn. 16) whereof my Lord is provost. His Lordship arranged that whoever took the college benefice should let him have it; on which a master of ours, proposing change with the friar, took the college benefice and agreed with him. But when Dr. Leght visited the nunnery he cancelled the gift, suffering no one to meddle with it until the King's pleasure was known. When he who held the benefice heard of this he gave up the title to me, leaving me to obtain it as I could. My lord of Hareford will not seal it until I obtain the college benefice for the friar. Begs his interference in his behalf.
Hol., p. 1. Endd.
R. O. 1252. The Prior of Laund's (fn. 17) Complaint against Thomas Holt, his servant.
That on 15 May last he compelled his wife at midnight to enter the prior's bedroom in a house with which they were well acquainted, as they were trusted with the keys and everything there. That when the prior was awoke by the noise he saw Holt come into the room with a candle in one hand and a naked sword in the other, and after swearing to put the prior to death, asked what he would give him to save his life. "Wilt thou give me 100l. ?" and on the prior saying he had not so much to give, Holt sware, blood and bones, he should die forthwith except he would put his signet to an indenture he brought with him of two watermills, and an obligation to pay 100l. in event of failing to confirm the same by convent seal. Hereupon he brought in one Thos. Brymston as a witness, and compelled the prior to deliver the indenture and obligation. He then took the prior's porteus, lying on a cupboard, and with his sword drawn compelled the prior to swear by the contents of the book to pay him 40l. before Midsummer, and never divulge what had happened.
Pp. 2. Endd.
R. O. 1253. Cowbridge (fn. 18) to —
Begins: "Pleaseth you to understand of the man having the heart suppressed with the mind in such wise it dulleth wit, so he must unload and discharge the peril which he hath in the bearing thereof."
The writer, who throughout calls himself "dull wit," complains in very incoherent language of the conduct of the chapter of some cathedral who had taken from him a rent, founded for the celebration of daily mass, and applied it to the works of the church. Seems to say that he came to London on the 9th April. Has lost wages, which John Marten had, of 10s. a year. Speaks of "monasteries and nunneries in this realm."
Ends: "Also if Mr. Speaker will nothing of him service accept, time hath been he was content and never so well as now of dull wit he might have pleasure. By Cowbredge laete provenge dull witt."
Pp. 3.
Vit. B. xiv.
12. B. M.
1254. Foreign Policy.
"First . . . . . . . . . . . . . peace . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . comprehe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . comprehended with . . . . . . . . . . . ally with him against the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . that for a certainty at the least not s . . . . . . . . any of them were allied with the King [against the] Bishop, when either of them lust, they [might let him] slip for their advantage by colour of a [dispensation] from the Church of Rome, if there be no be[tter surety of their] honesties than in their bands.
"Moreover, the Council is thereby more . . . . . . . . ye [yea?] and that will be one of the capitulac[ions] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Again, the French king seeing the Ki[ng] . . . . . . [by no] other means but by war alo[ne] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and the arrearages thereof . . . . . . . . . . . persuasion to forbear . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . for contribution against the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . m shall he have the Emperor's request . . . . . . . . . allege it to be as well honest to forbear [the] French king contributing against the Turcque, as making war against him. And therein nother the one Prince nor the other shall lacke instigation of the bishop of Rome, yea and that to deny it flat without any colour of forbearing, and it shall be reputed to him not only worthy dispensation, but merit to break alliegnes (sic) with the enemies of the Church of Rome.
"If they conclude peace, the King not comprehended (as the promise on this side is contrary), then are all these things [lik]e to ensue, with worse.
"[If they] break into war, other the King shall join with one p[art] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . If he . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . paid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . King shall have . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . his wars endure or . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of joining with the Bishop against . . . . . . . . . If he join with the one part, then . . . . . . . . . a war, whereof he shall nother know . . . . . . . . the end.
"But if it be so thought that he must n[eeds join] with the one, then must it be other with the Fr[ench king] or with the Emperor.
"If with the French king, then he must . . . . . . . peraventure also sustain further charges [therein without] any great apparence of recompense . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . warre.
". . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ne his merchants greatly . . . . . . . . . . between the Flemings . . . . . .
"[If with the Emperor,] the French king other (either) shall have the [better or] the worse.
"If the worse, beside the despair of the debt and the loss of the further charge, the dishonor must be indifferent, and the mind of the adversary more provoked.
"If he have the better, then having Milan and the Italians alway following the most fortunate, he shall be of that greatness, ability, and reputation, almost to give laws to his neighbours. Besides that of this victory, I see neither what dominion may more amount to the King, nother that the King desireth any that the Emperor hath.
"[I]tem, the French king having foot in Italy, shall be continually [more] and move in the bishop of Rome's danger, being a ne . . . . . . . . . .
"If h . . . . . . . . . . . . . . of entre . . . . . . . . . . . thende nor the . . . . . . . . . . . . . that at the end thereof. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the more apparent the victory . . . . . . . . . . . more certain by reason of the more con. . . . . . . war upon the Low Countries of Fra[nce] . . . . . . Low Countries of Flanders.
"Item, the King likewise shall have his ma[rchaunts] . . . . that occupy into France though the don . . . . . . . .
"Item, the joining should undoubtedly mak[e] . . . . . . whereby, if there were no wiser man tha[n] . . . . . officers of this last year should be set a . . . . . . . traitors to chastise enemies.
"Again the Emperor in this war . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . e worse although . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . h the other part yet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emperor more than his . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . him no money, and yet . . . . . . . . . sustain the great and utter . . . . . . he shall ever have Milan in his hand to make therewith appointment both for the King and him. If he have the better, me thinketh beside the recompense of his charges, the payment of the arrearages and peradventure further commodity that may be treated shall amount to the King, yet shall he have in the Emperor no exaltation whereby there might arise any discord between them sithen there is nother debt nor dominion between them in question.
"If it be thought it should be the King's commodity to hold these Princes in war, that cannot he long do [remainin]g neuter. And upon a peace rising he being indifferent shall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . at the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . joining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . mine op[inion] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . he see the time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . In this case yet I see not . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . have to nourish the war, joining . . . . . . . . . . . as he may have joining with the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"For besides the slipping of the French . . . . . . . advantage, which they will always . . . . . . yet in the disposing of Milan the King . . . . . . . stroke which may much make to his . . . . . . . Italy and disposing it from the Frenchm[en] . . . . . . . never rest in peace by the desire they . . . . . . And soever (sic) shall have in regard the . . . . . . . displeasure. Beside that it is nev[er] . . . . . . him of too great a power at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the contynuance of the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
"[As for a marria]ge for my lady Mary . . . . . . . think all the potentates of [Christendom, those of Ita]ly except, would come into the league [for the resc]use of that state so that nother themperor nor the French king have it.
"If these practises come to pass of the Council, this will ensue, other by reason of this war there shall be none, or else by the death of the Bishop, (fn. 19) which is of an exceeding age, there shall be none. Or if it come hereafter to purpose these alliances made, no doubt the King shall have a great consent therein, and that that now at the first brunt can not be done time and reputation shall peradventure bring to pass.
"I see not beside what doubt is of the Council on the [Kin]g's part, whereby that should hold him from any profitable [and hono]rable alliance. For besides that the alliance made here should . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . would . . . . . . . . . . . neverth[eless] . . . . . . . . . enough to . . . . . . . . . . . . . any thing that . . . . . . . . . . . . purposing by means of fr . . . . . . . . withdrawing some smaller princes firs[t] . . . . . . points from the Bishop, rather at t . . . . . . directly against the Emperor.
"For which purpose there is Mantua . . . . . . Urbine other about it or already conspir . . . . . . Mantua other excommunicated by him or . . . . . . . title of juspatronatus of an abbey in [the duchy] of Montferrat, for the which he hath se[nt a] gentleman to excuse himself to the Emperor . . . . . . obeying of the interdiction. Ferrara . . . . . . certain towns that the Bishop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . factus ex privato . . . . . . . . . . . . . . And also Florence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . to give to dymes to . . . [wa]rre against the Turcque . . . . . . . . . . . . . were it so that he were as willing . . . . . . . . we of the Bishop's authority as the King could desire of him, yet can he enterprise nothing against him.
"For first, he should provoke him plainly to join with his enemy, whereby might ensue to him the loss of Italie. Another thing, and that greater, is that these his countries are so superstitious, so pestered with friars, monks, and priests, and that in such reputation that God unneth could drive it out of their heads, except he would knock them on the heads with stones. These border upon France, ready people to murmur, and lying as they do, might with [sli]ght occasion be solicited to commotions, which could not . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bes[ides] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . his co . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . persuaded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . from them. 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the Nuncio suspect . . eh . . . . . . might touch them. Wherein they hav[e] . . . . . . . . readiest way to rule the Emperor, and t . . . . . . . suasions against their purpose that can . . . . . . . . . is a Black friar in great credit with . . . . . . . . these pillars could not suborn him and . . . . . . . . for their instrument they had little wit."
Calig. E. I.
135. B. M.
1255. Instructions to —.
It shall be declared to the French ambassador that the King ("la [Majesté ?] du Roy") has determined to write to his agents in France his conversation with the said ambassador [concerning] this overture of marriage, to which he is very well inclined, both from his zeal for universal peace and the love he bears to the French king, to whose benefit the affair will redound. As he has been asked to consent to inquire the Emperor's pleasure, he is content that it should be proposed to the Emperor in the presence of the ambassadors resident with him. He will even, if desired, allow his ambassadors to take the lead in proposing it to the Emperor, and he will write accordingly to his ambassador resident with the Emperor that he will be glad to employ his daughter thus for the common good of Christendom, in order that the Emperor may consent thereto. And whereas this marriage will be a certain means to bring back Milan into the possession of the King, his good brother, which otherwise could not easily be done without war, the King's Commissioners shall ask the French ambassador what return their master will make. "Et s[ur ce] . . . . . . capituler sur les deux points que le [Roy son bon frère a] parcy devant promyz par sa propre lettre . . . . . . de sa propre main, emporté autant et . . . . . . en estoit desja capitulée, sauf telles circ . . . . . . . requises pour en fair traicté comme le Roy des . . . . . ."
One point is that the French king shall make no treaty without including the King as principal contrahent. The other is that neither he nor any of his kingdom shall be present at the Council, "dont levesque de Rome a fait l[indication, ni] a aulcun aultre concile qui par luy ou ses s[uccesseurs seront] indict cy apres, mais plustost le refuser . . . . . . a quelque bon franc et libre concile general . . . . . . . . par lesdits sires Roys, l'empereur et aultres prin[ces, pour que] les abuz puissent estre reformez."
The Commissioners may [discuss] the other points, but suspend their decision till the King's pleasure be known.
Fr., mutilated, pp. 2.
1256. Grants in June 1536.
1. John Clopton and Elizabeth his wife and Francis Clopton. Licence to alienate the manor of Newenton Belhouse, Kent, to Th. Crumwell, the King's chief secretary. Westm., 1 June.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 32.
2. Sir Hen. Parker lord Morley. Grant of the offices of chief steward of the manor or lordship, master of the hunt of deer of the whole forest, and keeper of the park of Hatfeld Regis, Essex, parcel of the honor of Beaulieu, with the usual fees of 2d. a day as keeper, and the herbage, &c., and an annuity of 40s. in the same office. Westm., 31 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 3 June.— Pat. p. 1, m. 18.
3. Wm. Corfe. Grant of two messuages, one cottage, 30 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow, and 40 acres of pasture in Yardley, Wore., in the King's hand by the death of Hen. Page, who lately held the same, whereof Th. Wood, of Yardley, the King's native of blood belonging to the manor of Yardeley while he lived, was seized in his demesne as of fee, and which came to the King's hands because the said Thomas is the King's native as aforesaid by virtue of an inquisition taken at Droytwiche, Worc., 21 Sept. 4 Hen. VIII., before John Washburn, then escheator in said co. Westm., 31 May 28 Hen. VIII.—P.S. No date of delivery. —S.B. Del. Westm., 5 June 28 Hen. VIII. Endd.: Expedit' apud Westm., ultimo Maii anno R.R. Henrici octavi xxviiio. Per Godsalve. Pat. p. 1, m. 24, undated.
4. Sir Edw. Sainctmayr (Seymour). Patent of creation as viscount Beauchamp, with 20 marks a year. —S.B. Del. Terling, 5 June 28 Hen. VIII. Pat. p. 3, m. 26.
5. Sir Edw. Seymour, viscount Beauchamp. Grant of the manors of Brodeton, Sherston, and Ambresburye, Wilts, and the hundreds of Ambresburye, Wynterbourne, and Alleworthbury, Wilts, and all lands, &c. in those places belonging to the said manors and hundreds; to hold to the said Edward and the heirs male of his body by dame Anne his wife, with remainder. Westm., 6 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 7 June. —P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 9.
6. Sir Edw. Seymer, viscount Beauchamp. Grant in tail male of the site, ground, &c. of the late priory of Holy Trinity, Eston, Wilts, dissolved by parliament; and all messuages, &c., within the circuit; the manors of Eston, Froxfeld, and Grafton, Wilts, the rectories of the parish churches of Estonne, Froxfeld, Stapleford, and Tydcombe, and the advowsons of the churches and vicarages thereof, the manors, messuages, &c. in the vills, parishes, and hamlets of Eston, Froxfelde, Stapleford, Tydcombe, and Grafton, Milton, Wyke, and Puttale, and elsewhere in said co., lately belonging to the said priory, as enjoyed by Hen. Bryan, late prior, in right of the said priory on the 4 Feb. last, which came into the King's hands by virtue of the Act 27 Hen. VIII. Also the manor of Corseley, Wilts, parcel of the lands of the late priory of Studley, Oxon, dissolved by parliament; and all messuages, &c. thereto belonging in Corseley; in the same manner as Mary Baynbrig, the late prioress, held the same. Also the manor of Monketon, Wilts, parcel of the lands of the late priory of Farleygh, Wilts, dissolved by parliament; and all messuages, lands, &c. of the said late priory in Monketon, in the same manner as Lewis Breknok alias Millen, prior, held the same on the 4 Feb. last. Also all messuages, lands, &c. in Tudworth, Wilts, parcel of the lands of the late priory of Mayden Bardley, Wilts, now dissolved by the said Act, in the same manner as Ric. Jenyns the prior held the same on the 4 Feb. last; with all court leets, views of frankpledge, &c. in the above possessions.
(2.) Also grant in tail male to the said Edward and dame Anne his wife, of the manors of Barwyk, Basset, Richardston, Langden, Mydgehall, Studley, and Costowe, Wilts; parcel of the lands late of the abbey of Stanley, Wilts; and all messuages, lands, &c. in those places, as fully as Th. Calne alias Morley the abbot held the same on the 4 Feb. last; the site, ground, &c. of the late priory of Farlegh, Wilts; the church, bell tower, and churchyard of the same priory; all messuages, &c. within and without the enclosure and circuit of the said late priory; and the manors of Farlegh, Chippenham, Thornehill, and Brome, Wilts; and the advowson of the parish church of Farlegh, and all messuages, lands, &c. of the said late priory in Farlegh, Chippenham Thornehill, and Brome, as fully as the said Lewis Breknok enjoyed the same on the 4 Feb. last. Also the manors of Erchefounte and Alcanings, Wilts; parcel of the lands of the late abbey of St. Mary, Winchester, likewise dissolved; the rectory of the parish church of Erchefounte and the advowson of the parish church of Alcanings, and the advowsons of the churches of Erchefount and Alcanings, and all messuages, lands, &c., in those places, parcel of the said late abbey, as fully as Eliz. Shelley the abbess held the same on the 4 Feb. last; with all views of frankpledge, court leets, &c. in the above possessions.
To hold the possessions in the 1st paragraph to the said Edward and the heirs male of his body by the said dame Anne; with remainder to the heirs male of his body by future wife, at the rent of 7l. 16s. 2d.; and those in the second paragraph to the said Edward and Anne and heirs male of the body of the said Edward by the said Anne; with remainder in default of such issue to the heirs male of the body of the said Edward by any future wife; with remainder in default of such issue to the heirs female of the said Edward, at rent 34l. 16d. Westm., 6 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 7 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 5.
7. Res Mauncell, knight of the Royal Body. To be chamberlain of co. Chester. Westm., 8 June 28 Hen. VIII. No date of delivery.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 5. Undated.
8. Urian Brereton, a page of the Privy Chamber. Grant of 4 messuages and 200 acres of land in Chorleton, Hampton, and Shokelich, Cheshire, lately belonging to the inheritance of Edw. Ap Howell, and granted by patent to Wm. Brereton, late a page of the Privy Chamber, in the King's hands by the death of the said William, late attainted of high treason. Westm., 8 June 28 Hen. VIII. No date of delivery.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 5. Undated.
9. Ralph Worseley. Grant of the office of comptroller of the records of pleas, fines, and other processes before the justices or their lieutenants, in cos. Chester and Flint, the chamberlain of Chester, the escheator in co. Chester, the escheator in co. Flint and his deputy, and the sheriffs of said cos. and their deputies or under-sheriffs. Westm., 28 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 8 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.
10. John Harford, a yeoman of the Crown. Grant of 6d. a day as fee of the Crown, as enjoyed by John Sowthwall, deceased. Greenwich, 5 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.
11. Th. Crumwell, the King's chief secretary. Grant of the offices of chief steward, receiver, and bailiff of the manor or lordship of Wrytle, Essex, and keeper (with the herbage and pannage,) of Writle Park; with stated fees; on surrender of patent 14 Oct. 20 Hen. VIII., granting the same to Sir Th. Cheynye, knight of the Royal Body. Westm., 5 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 9 June.—Pat. p. 1, m. 14.
12. Bishopric of Norwich. Assent to the election of Wm. Reppes, S.T.P., abbot of the Benedictine monastery of Hulme, Norwich dioc., as bishop, vice Ric. Nyck, deceased. Greenwich, 6 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 27.
13. Ric. Yarowe, officer of the King's Pantry. Annuity of 6l. 13s. 4d. out of issues of co. Denbygh, marches of Wales. Greenwich, 4 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 June—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 2.
14. Edm. Pekham, the King's cofferer. Lease of the manors of Aldeford, Echels, and Alderlegh, Cheshire, with lands, &c. thereto belonging, in co. Flint, with advowsons, free chapels, wards, marriages, &c., which were lately held by grant of the King for life by Wm. Brereton, now deceased, and came to the King's hands by the attainder of the said William; for the term of 30 years, at the annual rent of 100l. Also grant to the said Edmund of the office of steward of the manor of Londondale, Cheshire, formerly belonging to Fran. Lovell, attainted, which came to the hands of King Hen. VII., and was granted by the present King to the said William, and an annuity or annual rent of 5l. issuing from the said manor, with power to distrain for the same; with the government, attendance, and conduct of all the King's tenants in the said manor, to serve the King in war under his safe-conduct; and with the same emoluments, &c. as enjoyed by the said William or Sir Ralph Egerton in the said office. Westm., 31 May 28 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Del. 9 June.—Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
15. Wm. Chaundeler, S.T.B. Licence to hold along with the parish churches of Thurcaston, Sowthkilworth, and Breylisforth, of the dioceses of Linc. and Cov. and Lich., respectively, which he now holds by dispensations, a fourth cure or otherwise incompatible benefice. Westm., 8 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 10 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
16. Chr. Coo. To be bailiff and keeper of the manor of Gaywood, Norf., bailiff of the liberty of the town of Bishops Lynne and keeper of the gaol or house in the said town called "le Stewerdshall," parcel of the lands of the bishopric of Norwich, given to the King by Act of Parliament; with wages as bailiff of the manor, of 4d., keeper of the same, 2d., bailiff of the town, 4d., and keeper of the gaol and house, 6d. per day. —S.B. Endd.: 10 June 28 Hen. VIII.
17. Sir Piers Dutton. To be ranger of the forest of Dalamere, alias of La Mere, Cheshire, with fees of 4l. 11s. 3d. a year out of the issues of co. Chester. Westm., 2 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 10 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.
18. Sir John Bruges and Th. Bruges. Grant in survivorship of the office or keeper of the manor and park of Langley, Oxon, with the herbage, &c., and fees of 6d. a day, payable by the receiver of lands called Warwick's and Spencer's lands, and other fees as enjoyed by Sir Wm. Compton, Hen. Norres; the offices of steward and receiver of the manor of Mynsterlovell, Oxon, with fees of 3l. 6s. 8d. for the former, and 26s. 8d. a year for the latter office, &c., in as full manner as the said Sir William or Henry; steward of the manors of Boreford, Shipton, Langley, and Spellesbury, Oxon, with fees of 8l. 12s. 4d. a year, &c., in manner as above; bailiff of the hundred of Chadlington, Oxon, with fees of 2d. a day, payable by the receiver aforesaid; the offices of four bailiffs in Wychewode forest, alias "eight walks in Wychewode," Oxon, with 4d. a day for the office of each of the said bailiffs, payable by the same receiver; ranger of Wychewode forest, with fees of 6d. a day out of the issues of cos. Oxon and Berks, in as full manner as the said Sir William or Henry, Rob. Whithill or any other; the "laundership" of Wychewood forest, with fees of 6d. a day, payable by the said receiver, &c.; keeper of the woods of Chadworth, Glouc., called the "wodwardship," with the usual fees, &c.; keeper of Cornebury park, Oxon, with the herbage and pannage, and 3d. a day in that office out of the issues of the manors of Wodstok, Ambrough, Wotton, and Stunsfeld, Oxon, &c. Westm., 28 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 10 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, ms. 9, 10.
19. Bishopric of Chichester. Assent to the election of Ric. Sampson, the King's chaplain, as bishop, vice Rob. Shirburn, last bishop, resigned. Westm., 10 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 11 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.—Rym. xiv. 570.
20. Monsieur de Dynteville, bailly of Troys, ambassador from the French king. Licence to depart the realm, with his servants, six horses, and with his letters, bag, and baggage. T.R. Westm., 11 June 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
ii. Memorand. below: "Christoferus Parke. T. 26 die Junii. Exta libre."
21. Th. Skevyngton. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Sir Wm. Skevyngton, deceased. Westm., 10 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 12 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 23.
22. John Scolay, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Bynglaye, York dioc. Westm., 8 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 12 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
23. Alex. Unton. Lease of the demesne lands, &c. of the manor of Mynsterlovell, Oxon, and two granges, a granary, a stable near the great gate, a tanhouse, (fn. 20) and a dovecot in the said manor, fishery in the water of Wynwych, warren of conies and a great garden or orchard thereto belonging, with reservations; for the term of 21 years; at the annual rent of 13l. 10s. 4d., and 4d. of increase. Westm., 12 June 28 Hen. VIII. —P.S.
Vacated on personal surrender by Rob. Kelway and Eliz. Unton his wife, administratix of Alex. Unton, 27 Nov. 1 Mary, to the intent that a patent might be granted to them in a different form.
Pat. p. 1, m. 4. [Undated.]
24. Hugh Panton of Denbithlond, marches of Wales. Pardon for having assaulted and killed in "chaunce medley" Sampson Mason, a burgess of Denbith, at Denbith. Westm., 7 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 12 June. Pat. p. 1, m. 18.
25. Geo. Harper. Annuity of 50 marks; on surrender of pat. 8 Jan. 13 Hen. VIII. granting the same to Sir Edw. Baynton. Westm., 23 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 13 June. —P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.
26. Th. Crumwell, the King's chief secretary and Master of the Rolls. Grant in tail male of the manors of Northelmham and Beteley, Norf., with the advowson of Northelmham church, Norf., with all presentations, &c. thereto belonging; and all messuages, lands, &c. in the vills, parishes, and fields of Northelmham, Beteley, Burgraff, and Breseley, Norf., which were parcel of the possessions of the bishopric of Norwich, and which came to the King's hands by an Act of Parliament 27 Hen. VIII.; to hold in as full manner as Richard late Bishop and his predecessors. Westm., 12 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 14 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 15.
27. John Aspdem, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Hatford, Salisbury dioc., vice John Brereton, clk., resigned. Westm., 12 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 14 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
28. Laurence Cruse, a native of the lordship of Braynerd in Flanders, and born subject of Charles emperor of Germany. Denization. Westm., 14 June.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 13.
29. Urian Brereton, a page of the King's Privy Chamber. To be escheator of co. Chester. Westm., 3 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 14 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 5. Vacated on surrender 1 June 37 Hen. VIII. in order that the office might be granted to the said Urian and John Brereton.
30. John Norres a gentleman usher of the King's Chamber. Grant of the office of parker or keeper of the park of Foly John in Wyndesore forest, Berks, lately held by Hen. Norres, attainted of high treason; with fees of 4d. a day, &c., as enjoyed by the said Henry, Wm. Norres, or Sir Wm. Norres in that office, and the herbage and pannage of the said park. Westm., 8 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 14 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 5.
31. Robert earl of Sussex. Confirmation of a patent under the Augmentation Seal, dated the 28th May, inst., granting to the said Earl the offices of chief steward of the honor of Bealieu, Essex, and of all the possessions annexed to the said honor by Parliament or otherwise: keeper of the new park of Bealieu, in the lordship or manor of Newhall, Essex, being likewise parcel of the said honor, with fees of 10l. a year for the chief stewardship, and 3d. a day for the keepership of the said park; in the King's hands by the attainder of Sir Geo. Boleyn, late lord Rocheford, of high treason; also the offices of master of the hunt of deer in all forests in the said honor, &c.; keeper of the palace or manor of Beaulieu alias Newhall, and of the mansion there; gardener or keeper of the garden or orchard of the said palace or manor; keeper of the wardrobe in the said palace; and bailiff of the said manor of Beaulieu alias Newhall; and the manors of Boreham, Walkefarehall, and Powers; with certain stated fees in those offices, and 60 cartloads of wood to be used as fuel in the said wardrobe, with power to hire laborers for the said garden and orchard, &c. Westm., 31 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 14 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 17.
32. Percival Harte, one of the King's sewers. To be sheriff of co. Flint, N. Wales, vice Wm. Brerton, attainted. Westm., 31 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 17 June. —P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.
33. Th. Foster of Leicester, barber, alias waxchandler, alias yeoman. Pardon for having assaulted and killed John Smyth of Leicester, barber, as appears by an inquisition taken before Wm. Pratt and Rob. Gaddysby, coron[ers], in the liberty of Leicester. Greenwich, 7 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 17 June.—P.S. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7.
34. Rob. Tyrwhyt, esquire of the Royal Body. Offices of keeper of the lordship and manor of Dytton, Bucks; of Dytton park, and of the outer woods belonging to the said lordship and manor. Westm., 12 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 18 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.
35. Gilb. Dethyke, who has been appointed Hammes, one of the King's pursuivants. Grant of 8d. a day asfee, payable at the receipt of Exchequer at Calais. Westm., 14 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 18 June.— P.S.—Pat. p. 1, m. 13.
36. Th. Tirwhitt, a yeoman of the pitcher. (fn. 21) To be clerk of Gawtresse, York, vice Edw. Vaux, deceased. Westm., 7 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 19 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.
37. Sir Nich. Carowe, the King's serjeant, Grant of the offices of chief steward, receiver, and surveyor of the manors of Perchynge, Preston, Ponyngs, Pengeden, Ashecombe, Walderme, Duncton, Sutton, and Chyntynge, Suss., and an annual rent of 6l. 13s. 4d. Westm., 10 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 19 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
38. Rog. Hough of Hulme, alias of Magna Trafford, Cheshire. Pardon of all felonies, robberies, and burglaries committed on the houses, goods, and chattels of Rob. Massy. Westm., 8 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 19 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 26.
39. Sir Fran. Bryan. To be constable of Walingford castle, steward of the honor of Walingford and St. Walric, and of the four hundreds and a half of Chiltern. Westm., 2 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 20 June.— P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.
40. Geoffrey Mathewe, alias Calfe, of London, gentleman. Pardon as accessory to the murder of John ap Harry at Estsmythfeld, Midd., and Ric. ap Yevvan ap Jenkyn, at St. Dunstan's in the West and ward of Farringdon, London. Woodstok, 12 Aug. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 June 28 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
41. John Care, a groom of the Privy Chamber. Grant of the manor and site of the manor of Chilton Foulyat, Wilts; late in the tenure of Th. Care, deceased, father of the said John. Westm., 21 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 19 (fn. 22) June anno subscripto.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
42. The guild of Holy Cross, Abendon, Berks. Inspeximus and confirmation of patent 20 Feb. 1 Ric. III., being a licence for the foundation and endowment of the said guild. Westm., 21 June.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2.
43. Hugh Starky, gentleman usher of the Chamber. To be steward of the lordships or manors of Tattenhall and Newall, Chester, vice Wm. Brereton, attainted of high treason. Westm., 12 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 22 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
44. Wm. Abbot, an officer of the King's cellar. Annuity of 6l. 13s. 4d. out of the issues of the lordship of Denbith, N. Wales, as enjoyed by Hen. Page, deceased. Westm., 7 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 22 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
45. Edw. and Miles Forest. Lease of the herbage of the west park of Middelham, the farm of Geldepole and Wissyngs, the farm of Modre, and the farm of a lodge called "le Westcote;" a pasture called Kylneclose, in the lordship of Middeham, parcel of the duchy of York; for 21 years at certain stated annual rents, and 6s. 8d. of increase; on surrender of patent 20 Mar. 13 Hen. VIII. and of patent 17 Mar. 14 Hen. VIII., granting them a 21 years'. lease of the falcage and focage of Wissyngs and Geldpole and "le Moderinge" in winter, and the parcel of meadow called "le Modre." Westm., 21 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 22 June.—P.S. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24.
Vacated on personal surrender by the said Edward and Miles 17 July 38 Hen. VIII., in order that another patent might be granted to the said Miles and one Edw. Forrest, son of the said Edward.
46. Gerard Smyth, a native of the duchy of Cleves. Deuization. Westm., 22 June. —Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 13.
47. Bishopric of St. Asaph's. Assent to the election of Robt. Wartton, abbot of the exempt monastery of St. Saviour's, Bermondsey, as bishop of St. Asaph's, vice Wm. Barlowe, last bishop, translated. Westm., 16 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 24 June.—P.S., also S.B. in shorter form. Pat. p. 2, m. 20. Rym. xiv. 570.
48. Edw. Cornewalleys. Grant of a tenement called "le Sonne," in the parish of St. Mary-at-Hill, near Bilyngsgate, London; viz., between the land and tenement called "le Baskett," now in the tenure of the Drapers' Company, on the east, and the lane called St. Mary Hill Lane on the west, and between the land and tenement of the abbot of Waltham on the north and the lands and tenements of the college of Pomfrett on the south; a tenement wherein one John Osborne now dwells in the said parish of St. Mary-at-Hill, viz., between the highway there and a place of land called "le Romland," belonging to the parish church of St. Mary-at-Hill, on the east, and the lands and tenements belonging to the said church on the west, and between the lands and tenements of Ric. Page on the south and those now in the tenure of Wm. Billyngton on the north; also grant to the said Edward of a tenement with a wharf called Holy Roode Wharf, in the said parish of St. Mary-at-Hill, viz., between the land and tenement belonging to the Guildhall Chamber of the city of London on the east and the lands and tenements in the tenure of the said Chamber on the west and north, and the river Thames on the south; which lately belonged to the prior and convent of the monastery of Holy Trinity, London, commonly called "the Pryory of Christis Churche in London;" which premises came into the King's hands both by reason of a gift and enfeoffment of Nich. Hancok, the last prior, and the convent of said monastery, and by reason of the dissolution of the same monastery. T. 24 June 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Enrolled (by mistake?) on Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 35.
49. Chr. Parke. Licence to import 300 tuns of Gascon wine and Toulouse woad. Westm., 10 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 26 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.—Fr. m. 1.
See Grant No. 20.
50. James Hamilton, a native of Scotland. Licence to go beyond sea with three servants, four horses, and baggage. T. Westm., 28 June.—S.B. [No date of year.]
51. Nich. Herbert, gent., of Llansanfrede, in lo. of Over Elvell. Pardon for having stolen a horse belonging to Jevan David ap Jorothe, at Glassecombe, and for having knowingly received and entertained at Over Elvell Maurice Goz, of Collewa, in lo. Radnor, John Herbert of Cantercelly, gent., and Walt. Vaughan of Wynforton bastard, gent., the above places all in the marches of Wales, who had broken and entered the close of Rich. Arundell at Castell Frome, Heref., and stolen therefrom two horses. Del. Westm., 30 June 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.
52. Eliz. Savage, widow of Sir John Savage and late wife of Wm. Brereton, deceased, attainted of high treason. Grant of all the goods and chattels, rents, fees, and annuities belonging to the said William at the time of his attainder, all debts then due to him, all deeds and obligations wherein any one was bound to him, and the issues of all the possessions which he held in right of her the said Elizabeth. Del. Westm., 30 June 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 5.
53. Devonshire. Commission of the Peace to Sir Th. Audeley, chanc., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Henry marquis of Exeter, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam lord admiral of England, J. bishop of Exeter, John lord Zouche, John lord Fitzwaren, Sir John Fitz James, Sir Th. Wylloughby, serjeant at law, Sir Th. Denys, Sir Pet. Eggecombe, Sir John Fulford, Sir Edw. Pomerey, Sir John Chamond, Sir Ric. Grenevyle, Sir Th. Stukeley, Sir Ph. Champeron, Sir Hugh Pollard, John Arundell, John Rowe, serjeant at law, John Gilbert, Barth. Fortescue, Ric. Pollard, And. Hyllarsden, Ric. Eggecombe, Ric. Hals, Wymond Carewe, Th. Sydenbam, Alex. Wood, Ric. Yarde, Rob. Chidley, Humph. Prydeaux, John Amadas, Rob. Brytt, John Whiddon, Anth. Bury, Lewis Fortescue, John Forde, John Harrys, Wm. Rowpe. 30 June.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 3 d.


  • 1. The earl of Wiltshire was appointed Lord Privy Seal 24 Jan. 1530, quamdiu Regi placuerit, and held the office till 24 June 1536. The writer was mistaken, however, in supposing that lord Beauchamp was appointed in his place. Cromwell was his successor, but was not formally, appointed till 2 July.—Rym. xiv. 571.
  • 2. Jaqueline Jones. See 22 June.
  • 3. Fossano.
  • 4. Printed erroneously in the year 1533 (VI. 728). The true date is 1536. See Wriothesley's Chronicle, I. 49.
  • 5. 29 June (SS. Peter and Paul).
  • 6. Blank.
  • 7. This is struck out.
  • 8. This sentence is struck out.
  • 9. Irish Statutes 28 Hen. VIII. c. 3. This Act was passed before the 1st June. See No. 1030.
  • 10. The yearly values agree generally with those given by Dugdale, which will be found in Tanner.
  • 11. This total is not correct, as some houses are entered twice over in different counties.
  • 12. Deputy-Receiver to the duke of Richmond. See letter of Piers Salisbury, 6 Aug. 1536.
  • 13. Stat. 27 Hen. VIII. c. 26.
  • 14. It is not clear at what date or with what precise object this paper was drawn up. It cannot be later than July 1536, when the duke of Richmond died.
  • 15. This name has been crossed out.
  • 16. King's College, Cambridge.
  • 17. John Lancaster, prior from 1513 to the Dissolution (Dugdale, vi. 188).
  • 18. A lunatic, burned at Oxford as a heretic in 1538. See Foxe, v. 251.
  • 19. Pope Paul III., who, however, was really at this time only sixty-seven years old.
  • 20. "Unam bergariam vocatam le Tannehouse exteriori."
  • 21. "unus gareionum picherie n're."
  • 22. Sic, which is likewise the date on the Patent Roll.