Henry VIII: January 1536, 26-31

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: January 1536, 26-31", Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 10, January-June 1536, (London, 1887). 64-81. British History Online. Web. 27 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol10/pp64-81.


January 1536, 26-31

26 Jan.
R. O.
181. Thomas Bedyll to Cromwell.
As he has hitherto had occasion to write of sad matters, now writes of a merry one. The King hath one old fool, Sexten, as good as might be, which by reason of age is not like to continue. I have espied a young fool at Croland, much more pleasant than Sexten ever was, not past 15, who is every day new to the hearer. Though I am made of such heavy matter that I have small delectation in fools, he is one of the best I have heard. He is very fit for the Court, and will afford the King much pastime, which he shall make both with gentlemen and gentlewomen. Begs he will send for him to the abbot of Croland. Spalding, 26 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
26 Jan.
R. O.
182. Thomas Legh to Cromwell.
It would be too long to tell you the gentle and lowly entertainment of the bishop of Durham, meeting us at our entry into his diocese three or four miles from his house with a great company of his servants, and on our leaving him conducting us from Auckland, more than half the way to Durham Abbey. Both we, our servants and our company had large rewards, thus setting an example to the people, and especially to the abbots, of their duty towards their Prince, and how they ought to accept him as their Supreme Head. He has also set it forth by preaching in various parts of his diocese, to the utter abolishment of the bishop of Rome and of his usurped power; so that no part of the realm is in better order in that respect, all through his handling, whom if it pleased you or the King to move to make a book in this matter he would do it excellently, especially as many learned men hang much upon his judgment. Newcastle, 26 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary, Endd. by Wriothesley.
26 Jan.
R. O.
183. Richard Layton to Cromwell.
The country here about Durham is substantially established in the abolition of the bishop of Rome and his usurped power. Would to God ye would send for the bishop of Durham and hear his advice for the utter extirpation of the said power, and how it might be extinguished for ever. I thought myself to have known a great deal and all that could be said in the matter; but when I heard his learning, and how deeply he had searched into this usurped power, I thought myself the veriest fool in England. If he would write a book upon it all the kings of Christendom would shortly follow our master's steps, so great is his learning and reputation. In all other things concerning high judgment, Parliament matters, &c., he is not living that would advertise you more for your honor and prosperity. Expertus loquor. Your injunctions can have no effect in Durham Abbey in some things; for there was never yet woman was in the abbey further than the church, nor they (the monks) never come within the town. Newcastle, 26 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Sealed. Endd.
26 Jan.
R. O.
184. John Graynfilde to Lord Lisle.
Sends him two letters respecting two denizens. Had he sent their names their business would have been sped. Reminds him of his old matter with Golston. Sends by the bearer, Wm. Cole, a doublet, cloth of satin. Begs him to sign two protections enclosed. London, 26 Jan.
P. 1. Add.
26 Jan.
R. O. St. P. II. 302.
185. Dame Anne Skeffington to Queen Anne Boleyn.
Her husband, Sir Wm. Skeffyngton, died on 31 Dec. Asks her intercession in favor of the petition she will show to Cromwell. She and her children are clearly undone by her husband's service. Dublin. 26 Jan.
Hol., (fn. 1) p. 1. Add.: To the Queen's most excellent highness. Endd.: Dame Anne Skevyngton, a letter and certain articles.
26 Jan.
R. O.
186. Dame Anne Skeffington to Cromwell.
Her husband died 31 Dec. Without the King's pity she and her children are utterly undone, and she begs him to favor her petition to the King. Her husband intended to have sent him a token if he had lived, which she will accomplish and amend to the uttermost of her power. Desires credence for the bearer. St. Patryke's, near Dublin, 26 Jan. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Chief Secretary.
R. O. 2. "Articles of petition to be declared and showed unto the Right Honorable Master Secretary for the Dame Anne Skeffington, humbly beseeching him to be my good master in the same."
1. To be allowed the fees and stipends due to her husband in England and Ireland. 2. To be allowed for four teams of great cart horses, with carts, draughts, and harness, which her husband provided for the great ordnance. 3. To mediate with the King for her transporting home, and for part of her husband's servants to accompany her, at the King's wages. 4. To be discharged for carts and carriages, taken up for hostings and journeys. 5. That no man shall trouble her for matters of old before the Deputy's last coming to Ireland. 6. That she may have licence to carry over the sea the Deputy's horses and her moveable goods.
P. 1. Endd.
26 Jan.
Add MS. 8715, f. 190, b. B. M.
187. Bishop of Faenza to Mons. Ambrogio.
Account of a conversation with the Grand Master, urging the necessity of sending some one to Rome, and telling him that the Pope remained firm in his opinion, for reasons which ought to be in the mind of the French king, that England ought to receive no help from France, and that France ought rather, for the service of God, to declare boldly against England. * * *
Ital., pp. 5. Modern copy. Headed: Al Sig. Mons. Ambrogio. Da Lione, de 26 Gennaro 1536.
27 Jan.
R. O.
188. Sir Robert Wingfield to Cromwell.
I perceive by yours of the 18th inst. that the King is informed that on Christmas Day I withdrew my attendance from the Lord Deputy, and on being admonished said I was sworn to the mayor and burgesses, seeming to prefer the mayor before the Deputy. None of the Council is bound to wait on the Deputy on Christmas Day more than on any other feast unless warned by a tipstaff. I received no such warning, and attended the mayor at his request, as it is usual for aldermen to do when the sword of justice is borne before him on Christmas Day, Twelfth Day, Whitsunday, and Allhallows Day; for the mayor is the King's capital justice, except in causes appertaining to the Lord Deputy's jurisdiction, and the poorer the person is of blood the more he ought to be esteemed for his office. I am a commoner of the town, and have been sworn thrice,—first as burgess, secondly as alderman, and thirdly when I was mayor.
When I had written thus far my Lord Deputy sent a tipstaff for me, and I attended him this forenoon in the Council Chamber. Found lord Edmund Haward, the high marshal and the chief porter with him. My Lord Deputy said he had orders from the King to charge me with divers things, and if I would not conform, to discharge me of the King's Council here and elsewhere. I requested to hear his Grace's letters read, but was desired to make answer without delay. I replied that I knew the King was wrongly informed, and trusted the informants should have shame; but for the rest, I would be obedient though his pleasure were to banish me to the furthest limits of Christendom. The Deputy then caused the King's letter to be read, showing that he is to be regarded as the King's supreme officer, which I have always maintained that he was in matters relating to the sure keeping of the town, but not in executing justice, which the King has committed to another. I say this from experience, having filled both offices and always sought the good order of the town and the unity of the three jurisdictions. I hope the mayor and his brethren will answer the untrue surmise made against me. Calais, 27 Jan. 1535.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd. inaccurately: Sir Richard Wyngfeld.
27 Jan.
R. O.
189. Thomas Prior of Castleacre to Cromwell.
I send by Mr. Hogan, the bringer, four marks for a poor token, and a patent of four marks a year to you for life. I have sent up by my servant "the foundation of my poor house, with all other things, according to your injunctions." I beg you to dispense with or qualify some of your injunctions. 27 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
27 Jan.
Add. MS. 8715, f. 193. B.M.
190. Bishop of Faenza to the Prothonotary [Ambrogio.]
Account of an audience with Francis I., who told him the Pope would give him a cardinal's hat at the next creation, and spoke of the death of the queen of England from continual vomiting. It appeared from his words and countenance that he thought very ill of the king of England, and there is little satisfaction between them. Prays that he may be punished by means of a good peace. The daughter is alive. The Admiral said to me that he had heard that lately offices were made at Rome against him, wishing to argue thence that he (the Pope?) favoured the affairs of England.
Answered that I knew well what his Holiness thought, and reminded him that he (the Grand Master) had spoken of the King as the greatest heretic and worst man of the world. He mentioned Henry's attempt to bring the king of Scotland to his opinions, who replied that he intended to remain a good Christian, obedient to the Apostolic See, and to do whatever the king of France did.
Italian. Modern copy, pp. 4. Headed: Al Signor Prothonotario. Da Lione, li 27 Gennaro, 1536.
28 Jan.
R. O.
191. Ric. Southwell to [Cromwell].
I am glad that it pleased the King to receive so favorably my poor travail as appears by your last letters. After my affairs are done, I intend in my journey towards London to examine Mr. Redmayne's witness, according to your letter. From your letters to the Chancellor and Mr. Godsalf, I judged they would make effectual means to you to sequestrate from my view such things as they pretend were given them by the late bishop. I had intended to search the same and follow my duty but for your letters. By this dispute between the Chancellor, Mr. Godsalf, and me, I have saved to the King the charge of hearse, staff, torches, and wax, which would have amounted to a considerable sum.
I have tried to save to the King 400l., lately received of George Cornwallis and Antony Rous, disbursing myself the small charges, to be repaid out of the sum of 700l. not yet accompted for by Mr. Redmayne. I have almost finished a book of the King's specialties for the loan money, with all particulars. In the bishop's life, Mr. Redmayne, taking a part did remit the rest, and in the same book I shall advertise you of all the specialties given by the said bishop or Redmayn, and of the gifts or loans of the latter in money or plate, the last of which I hope to recover. I have perused Mr. Godsalf's accounts, and the state of his arrears; and as you commanded I have viewed the plate, stuff, utensils, etc. remaining in his and the Chancellor's hands as clear gifts from the bishop. I trust, therefore, you will not consider me to be slack. No man had ever to meddle in so uncertain a business. Norwich, 28 Jan. A° xxvii.
Hol., pp. 4. Endd.
28 Jan.
R. O.
192. Stephen Abbot of Hayles to Cromwell.
As at your last being here you bade me show you what I needed, I beg your dispensation for the five articles enclosed, and Dr. Gwent shall deliver you a poor token from me in recompense. Since then the number of my brethren is sore decayed. I have buried three; two are sore sick; one had licence to depart, and I have three in Oxford at divinity. I beg that I may take in more to help the choir. I have a disease yearly, at the fall of the leaf and in spring, so that if I may not lie in a clear air it will cost me my life. The churches and chapels where my brethren have served "is according to our old grants." Hayles, 28 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
28 Jan.
R. O.
193. Lord Lisle to Sir Fras. Bryan.
My wife and I thank you for your goodness, especially to me. I received your bird with her "dyatory" this Friday, and gave the bringer half-a-crown. Whereas my wife and I moved you to desire the King to forgive me my debt to him, of which the greater part is for suretyship, by which I never profited, nor did I ever borrow from his Grace, I bind myself to perform what my wife promised. Give credence to the bearer. Calais, 28 Jan.
Sir Stephen Lyle hath your bird, and waits for passage. I kept her over night in my chamber, and I never heard no such thing.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
28 Jan.
R. O.
194. Wolsey's Buildings.
Depositions taken at Westminster, 28 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII., for the part of Laurence Stubbes, clk., against Nich. Terry.
i. Of John Sandford, of London, gent., who was clerk to Stubbes and drew the indenture by which Terry engaged to deliver to the use of the Cardinal 300 tons of Caen stone, Barnes stone, and Luke stone, in 20 Hen. VIII., and following years. Among the stone delivered were 19 or 20 tons of hardstone which belonged to none of the kinds specified, and after paying 6s. a ton for it, Stubbes refused to receive more. Signed by the deponent.
ii. Of John Aylemer, of Southwerk, who was mason with the Cardinal, confirming the preceding. Signed.
iii. Of Thos. Sympson, of London, carpenter, who was purveyor to the Cardinal for his buildings, to the like effect. As Tyrry did not deliver the right stone according to his bargain, deponent took some that had come to Galye quay for Poules, but whether Stubbes bought it or borrowed it he knows not. For lack of stone went to Maystame and covenanted with Best and another man. The 20 tons of hardstone provided by Tyrry were so full of flint the masons could not work it. Signed with a mark.
iv. John Orgar, of Boughton, Kent, mason, had sold stone to the Cardinal's works at York Place, and heard of the dispute, and that Tyrry had not performed his bargain. Signed with a mark.
Pp. 7.
28 Jan.
R. O.
195. Court at Ludlow.
"Certain articles alleged by David ap Cadwallader, John Wyn ap Cadwallader, and Owen ap Cadwallader, of Powes, gentlemen, against Chirkelande men now being present before the King's Commissioners" at Ludlow, 28 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII., accusing them of having been accessary to the murder of their father, Cadwallader ap Hoell, in 7 Hen. VIII., and of their cousin, Jevan ap Thomas, in 14 Hen. VIII.
P. 1.
ii. Depositions of Edw. Lloid, deputy steward of Chirkland, and Edw. ap Rice, recorder of the same, against Gruffith ap Cadwallader, David ap Cadwallader, and others, for the death of Bedo ap Hoell, Maurice ap Reynald, and others.
Pp. 2.
28 Jan.
R. O. St. P. II. 303.
196. Ossory to Henry VIII.
Procured the late Deputy to have laid siege to Dungarvan Castle, who answered that he had determined to go north to aid O'Downyll against Manus O'Downyll, but offered Ossory two great pieces of battery. While setting forward the Deputy suddenly joined him. Asked him to go on to Brene's Bridge, which was not 24 miles off, but he refused, and would not give Ossory one of the said great pieces. Asks that he may have the effect of the patent of the office of seneschal and constable of Dungarvan Castle, granted to himself and his son James. Dublin, 28 Jan. Signed.
Add. Endd.
28 Jan.
Otho, C. ix. 89. B. M.
197. Didier de Sente Jalhe, Master of the Hospital of Jerusalem, to [Henry VIII.]
Would come and salute him if his age would allow him. Has been elected master of the Order of Jerusalem while living here privately. The late master's death was not premature, for he was over 70, but it grieves them on account of his virtues and prudence. Is himself advanced in years, but will do what he can. Trusts in the King as the Protector of the Order. Fronton, near Toulouse, 28 Jan. 1536. Signed.
Lat., p. 1.
28 Jan.
R. O.
198. D. de Sente Jalhe, Master of the Hospital of Jerusalem, to Cromwell.
Notifies his unanimous election as master of the Order in November last. It was only announced to him on the 21st inst., and he has at once taken care to inform the King and Cromwell, to whom, next to the King, the Order is much indebted. Fronton, near Toulouse, 28 Jan. 1536. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Sealed. Endd.
29 Jan.
Vienna Archives.
199. Chapuys to Charles V.
Wrote at length on the 21st. My man has since arrived, by whom I have learnt part of what has been proposed by the Regent of Flanders and also by De Roeulx touching the enterprise, the transport of which is the question. The rest I am to learn from the man whom De Roeulx will send hither shortly. To say the truth, I fear that the time for the enterprise has gone by, at least for a while, seeing that, [the Princess] is to be removed in six days from the place where everything was prepared, and would have been removed already, but for the arrangements for the Queen's burial, to a place very unsuitable for the attempt. For this reason I had asked the house to which she is to be removed for the Queen, and though I have no hope of success, I will do my best to discover some means of carrying it into effect. This very morning I secretly sent for one of those who had hitherto been of counsel in the matter, but it has become more difficult because my men are forbidden to frequent the neighbourhood. If matters could be delayed, (fn. 2) I think a better opportunity would offer, because the removal of the personages cannot but be to a more propitious place.
The gouvernante of the Princess having lately informed her niece the concubine that the Princess did not care about the offers made to her on her part, and would rather die a hundred times than change her opinion or do anything against her honour and conscience, the concubine wrote to the said gouvernante a letter, (fn. 3) which might almost be called a libel against the Princess; at which, nevertheless, she only laughs. Since then I have informed the Princess of my suggestion, which I lately wrote, viz., that she [should say she] was strongly desirous of entering religion, provided she came to full age, and not sooner, in order that it might not be imputed to lightness or despair, especially considering that the King, her father, was expelling monks and nuns from monasteries who had entered such houses before that time (i.e., before they were of age). The Princess approves of this ruse, and means to put it in practise with such additions as she may think suitable.
Some days ago I was informed from various quarters, which I did not think very good authorities, that notwithstanding the joy shown by the concubine at the news of the good Queen's death, for which she had given a handsome present to the messenger, she had frequently wept, fearing that they might do with her as with the good Queen. This morning I have heard from the lady mentioned in my letters of the 5th November, (fn. 4) and from her husband, that they were informed by one of the principal persons at Court that this King had said to some one in great confidence, and as it were in confession, that he had made this marriage, seduced by witchcraft, and for this reason he considered it null; and that this was evident because God did not permit them to have any male issue, and that he believed that he might take another wife, which he gave to understand that he had some wish to do. The thing is very difficult for me to believe, although it comes from a good source. I will watch to see if there are any indications of its probability. Yet I have not forborne to give some little hint of it by a third hand to the Princess' gouvernante, so as to warn her to treat the Princess a little better; and I have advised the latter to be as familiar as possible with her gouvernante so as to make her feel that when the Princess comes to her estate she will not regard her with disfavor.
The Queen's physician and apothecary, upon what I wrote to them, as I lately informed your Majesty, were two days with the Princess, who, thank God, is well, and had no need of them, except to know particulars of her mother's illness and death. I am now surprised that the King allowed me to send them thither, as they received no more promise of being allowed to enter than my own men. They have forbidden her to speak to anybody, but she has recompensed herself well by continually writing, for which she has better opportunities than hitherto, because by reason of her mourning she remains most of her time alone in her chamber.
Yesterday Brian returned in post from France, who, as I wrote to you at his departure, went to congratulate the French king on his convalescence, which this King lately confirmed to me, and was also charged to demand the release of certain English ships detained at Bordeaux. I think he has not been successful on the last point, because, as soon as be had arrived, the King sent for Cromwell and his other councillors, and to-day he has sent for the French ambassador, to whom I hear complaint has been made of the detention of the said ships, of which they say he has been partly the cause by writing that French merchants were illtreated here, new imposts being levied upon them in violation of treaties between the two Kings, which the Council deny to be the case. For his own justification the ambassador, immediately on his return from Court, sent for all the French merchants to hear their complaints, and will send to me to-morrow a servant to learn what the then ambassador of France and I concluded three years ago with the Council of this King touching the complaints both of the French merchants and of your Majesty's subjects. Brian is also said to have brought news that your Majesty had offered the duchess and dukedom of Milan to the king of France for the duke of Angoulême, and that this was the cause of his speedy return, in order that the King, if he wished to break the said understandings, might consent to all that the French desired. I am told that Brian is returning to France, I know not if it will be before Monday or Tuesday, because the French ambassador is put off to these days for his coming to Court with the merchants. He who was governor of Ireland (fn. 5) is dead, and it is said affairs are not settled there, and that some of the kinsmen and friends of young Kildare resent the wrong and breach of faith that has been done to him. London, 29 Jan. 1535.
Fr., from a modern copy, pp. 1.
29 Jan.
Vienna Archives.
200. Chapuys to Granvelle.
Cannot thank him sufficiently for his kindness, which quite overwhelms him As he writes to the Emperor, thinks the enterprise extremely difficult and almost impossible; yet persons who understand matters better than himself think it would not be difficult, for the whole people cries after the Emperor. Many suspect that if the Queen died by poison it was Gregory di Casale who sent it by a kinsman, of Modena, named Gorron, who came hither in haste, and by what he told me the night before he returned, he had come to obtain letters in behalf of the Prothonotary Casale. He said the King and Cromwell would speak to me about it, but they have not done so. Those who suspect this say the said Gregory must have earned somehow the 8 ducats a day the King gave him, and to get a slow poison which should leave no trace, they had sent for him (lavoyent envoye querre la), which Chapuys cannot easily believe, as there would be too great danger of its being made known. London, 29 Jan. 1535.
On the eve of the Conversion of St. Paul, the King being mounted on a great horse to run at the lists, both fell so heavily that every one thought it a miracle he was not killed, but he sustained no injury. Thinks he might ask of fortune for what greater misfortune he is reserved, like the other tyrant who escaped from the fall of the house, in which all the rest were smothered, and soon after died.
As Master Brian left France the day after the news of the Queen's death arrived, I do not think there have been any great intrigues, and as the English have no doubt given them to understand that now they hold the Emperor in their hands, and have already received proposals from him, the French would have answered them immediately that it was they who have received proposals, and to pay them off in their own coin they have invented that which has been written to his Majesty. This is the rumour that Brian has brought.
Fr., modern copy, pp. 2.
29 Jan.
Vienna Archives.
201. Chapuys to Antoine Perrenot.
Thinks the King is not well satisfied with his ambassador at the Emperor's Court, for, when he was last at Court, on Chapuys telling the King that he should feel quite ashamed of the kindness Henry had shown him in sending him venison and inviting him to hunt when he pleased were it not that he was assured that his Majesty would requite it towards Henry's ambassador, the King said Chapuys deserved it well and praised him to the skies, at the same time dispraising his ambassador very much, so that it would seem the said ambassador is too good a Christian and Imperialist for him. Perrenot will learn the news from his letters to the Emperor and Granvelle. Refers to private matters about a pension for him on Burgos. London, 29 Jan. 1535.
Fr., from a modern copy, p. 1. Add.: "A Monsr me Anthoine Perrenin, secretaire destat de lempereur."
29 Jan.
Cleop. E. vi. 245. B. M. Burnet, vi. 136.
202. Tunstall, Bp. of Durham, to Cromwell.
Has received a letter from Dr. Layton, saying that, though the King has summoned the bishops to bring up their bulls of confirmation after the feast of the Purification, yet, considering that Tunstall has only lately departed thence, he is content for him to stay where he is if he will write to say that he will give up the bulls, which Cromwell has promised he would do. Cannot tell from Layton's letter to what intent the King wishes to have the bulls. Fears that if he wrote to his Highness, and mistook his intent, he would not only offend him, but make him displeased with his kinsman for writing, and perhaps with Cromwell for using him as his secretary. Thought it best to send up the bulls. Asks him to show the King that if he is to leave the bishopric he will not only lose his living, but many of his subjects also, who are his servants, will be left destitute of succour. Has not written to the King, as he is doing his pleasure. William Redmayn, the bearer, will deliver the bulls to Cromwell, or whom the King appoints to receive them. Reminds Cromwell that he renounced everything in the bulls contrary to the royal prerogative when he presented to the King the bull unto him, as appears by the oath of his homage remaining with the bull in the King's records now in Cromwell's keeping. The bulls he sends are five. The others were delivered to the persons to whom they were directed; one to the King, another to the late lord Cardinal, then being his metropolitan, and another to the late bp. of Rochester to take his oath to the bp. of Rome. The last, he thinks, was sent up to Rome with the oath as usual. Aukelande, 29 Jan. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.. The King's secretary. Endd.
29 Jan.
R. O.
203. The Merchant Adventurers to Cromwell.
We received this day, 29 Jan., your letters directed to the governor and company, dated Gloucester, 2 Aug., stating that you are informed that Owen Hawkyns, who had the King's licence to ship merchandise into Flanders, was molested by this company, and desiring his goods might be returned. As your letter is of such long date, and you had taken so much labor in mediating with the King when the commissioners of the marquis of Barrowe were in England for shipping, we trust you will maintain the same, and that the privileges now in question be observed. There is much misshipping contrary to the aforesaid privileges, and Hawkyns' licence is four years past, and he surrendered it of his own free will on consideration that he would henceforth keep the said orders and be pardoned for his misdemeanours. Barrowe, 29 Jan.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Secretary.
29 Jan.
R. O.
204. Ro. Bp. of Coventry and Lichfield and Sir Thos. Englefild to Cromwell.
Whereas this Council desired the taking of Ric. Lloide of Welshe Poole, and, upon your sending for him from St. Martin's sanctuary, he affirmed that he ran his country only for buying certain cattle in Oswestre, the Council are informed that he stole them from Lugharnes, a lordship marcher of the baron of Burford, now in London. The said baron ordered Lloide's servants to be hanged. As the said Lloide is a gentleman and a thief, and a receiver of thieves, and the poor man who bought the cattle has restored them, and is not satisfied, the hanging of one such would cause 40 to beware. At the sale of the said cattle he had a doublet of crimson velvet or satin, which does not become a thief. If he would forsake his sanctuary and take his trial I would ask no more. Ludlow, 29 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd. Sealed.
29 Jan.
R. O.
205. Charles V. at Naples.
"Copia di una lettera di Napoli di uno delli fora usciti de di 29 di Gennaro."
Has delayed writing since the 18th ult., hoping to give tidings that could be relied on, but everything is still uncertain, and it is rash to declare what is in men's minds when they are governed by such a brain as those are with whom we have to do. Hither have come the cardinals, Filippo Strozzi, and the other exiles, and such favor has been shown them that they have been put in great hope of obtaining their desire. Since then Alexander has come, and met with the same favor, and indeed with such a reception that it was expected his wedding would take place in a few days. Then we lost hope, and he lost favor, so that I dare not affirm whether we have a better chance of regaining our liberty or he of returning to Florence. Both sides are convinced that he will incline to some agreement; but the exiles refuse him entirely.
The Emperor will not leave till the month after next. Money is more difficult to get than he supposed. He demanded three "conti di D.," and they were promised him, but they are reduced to one and a half, which will be paid with difficulty. His departure will be for Rome and Florence, where he will perhaps attempt to compose the differences. He will visit the principal cities in Tuscany, getting what moneys he can; and so in Lombardy there is much talk of preparations for war. Naples, 29 Jan. 1536.
P.S.—The Emperor's departure will be delayed by some cause not yet manifest. It is supposed some great movement is likely to take place.
Ital., p. 1. In Bonvisi's hand. Endd. as above, in the same hand.
30 Jan.
R. O.
206. John Lord Husey to Cromwell.
I perceive your kindness by my servant Nich. Fetherstone on his last coming from you. As one who is not able to ride or go, I beg I may be excused from attending the Parliament, as I shall not reach London alive. A kinsman of mine, son to Sir John Thymylby, desires to enter your service. He shoots well, puts a bar well, and waits well at a board, and you shall be sure of a tall man of his hands. He has been with me seven years. His father will furnish him to do you service like an honest man. At my poor house, this 30 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add: Secretary. Endd.
30 Jan. 207. Anthony Denny.
See Grants in January, Nos. 33, 34, and 35.
30 Jan.
R. O.
208. Philip Hoby to Cromwell.
Since I received instructions of John Whalley touching your mind for continuing the reparations at Dover, I have inquired all the way I came hither; and at Renterya I was advertised of two master masons, "for that business most valiant," as their works do show in this town of St. Sebastian, strongly founded and able to resist all storms for the safeguard of shipping. I have spoken to them of the great deepness and "open coste" of the place; and they say, if they have stone in plenty they will pitch the foundation 6 fathoms deep at low-water mark, in such a sort that it shall never fail. They demand two ducats a day per man, and will not stir for less, one half to be paid here and the other at London, and 10s. a day for their ordinary costs coming and going. I have told them, at my return from Luxeborn, to write to me there, or to the Renterya, to Thos. Batcocke. There is great talk here that my lady Dowager is dead, and that she was poisoned by the King's procurement. St. Sbastian (sic), 30 Jan. 1535.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
30 Jan.
R. O.
209. Lord Lisle to [Fitzwilliam].
My wife and I thank you for your venison. Divers farmers and tenants of Marke and Oye have asked me if they can exchange barley and oats for summer wheat, that they may sow their ground this March. They could not sow last seed time, as the country was so drowned this winter. I can make no answer till I know your mind. It would make a great plenty of wheat this summer. If two persons were charged to see the receipt of this wheat and the redelivery of the barley and oats, I think there could be no deceit and a great advancement to the common wealth. One John Casse, in years past, has sown 100 acres of wheat and rye, and this year but four acres. This wheat comes from Flanders, and they will not bring it to Calais market. I have offered them, if they will bring it, that they shall have victual for victual. I wish to know your pleasure as soon as convenient. 30 Jan.
Draft. Hol., p. 1. Endd.: The copy of Mr. Tressoreris letter.
30 Jan.
R. O.
210. Ysabeau de Morbeque to Lady Lisle.
I thank you for inquiring about me of the bearer, and also for the cramp ring and the "godinal" you have been good enough to send me. I send you a "pentar," to hang your keys upon. Bourbour, 30 Jan.
Hol. Fr., pp. 6. Add.: Madame la Debitis a Calles.
30 Jan.
R. O.
211. Ludlow Castle.
Copy of a warrant directed by the King to Sir Edward Croftes, receiver of the Marches, for the payment of 100l. to Roland bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, president of the Council of the Welsh Marches, towards the repairs of the castle of Ludlowe. Tewkesbury, 28 [July 27] Hen. VIII.
ii. Acknowledgment of receipt of the same, dated 30 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Mutilated.
30 Jan.
Add. MS. 28,588, f. 146. B. M.
212. Dr. Ortiz to the Empress.
Sends a copy of that glorious martyr the queen of England's letter of 13 Dec., by which the Empress will see the perfection and heroic virtues to which she attained. Sends also Chapuis's letter of 9 Jan., and a copy of his own letter to her, which he thinks she did not receive. She will be a true patroness and advocate of the Empress in Heaven. Rome, 30 Jan. 1536.
Sp., pp. 6. Modern copy.
31 Jan.
R. O.
213. John [Stokesley] Bishop of London to [Cromwell].
I have received your letters dated this day, stating that you have obtained both the titles of the advowson of St. Dunstan's there, and desiring me to present your clerk. Some must have abused you by stating that I had any title to present to this vicarage, which I never had except it fell to me by lapse. I have power to institute only such as shall be presented unto me, without default of the presentor and contradiction of any other patron. I am sure that Mr. Whitehed, to whom Mr. Wendee granted his interest for promotion of his nephew as scholar of Cambridge, and to whom Mr. Newman should leave another vicarage for this, will be glad to leave the advancement of his nephew to obtain your lawful [favor] in other cases; so that you need not promise Sir IIyrdeson or Newman any others for this. As you have Mr. Kytson's title you may cancel it, and your clerk be presented on the other, which you may be sure to get by a letter to Mr. Whitehed. If it be lapsed you shall have it from me. Fulham, 31 Jan.
Remember Mr. Copynger, for I must come with all my house to London this week, and shall have no commodity for keeping him and his fellow. Send for Dr. Philol and such others as he wrote of. Copynger has more trust in him than the rest.
Hol., pp. 2.
31 Jan.
R. O.
214. John Whalley to Cromwell.
The last 200l. sent him is paid away in wages this last pay day, the 15th January: 480 men received wages. The arrears owing are 106l. 14s. 6d., although he has caused the mayor of Dover to make proclamation for claimants to come in. Next pay day, for the month ending 12 Feb., will require over 250l. There are as many men as ever; the master of the Maisondew does not wish them diminished. The town can hardly keep them in victuals, food is so dear. The south-east jetty is nearly "at appoynte." If he does not get the money, both himself and the master of the Maisendew will be in jeopardy of their lives. Dover, 31 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: "Secretary." Endd.: "John Whalley from Dover for money." Seal.
31 Jan.
R. O.
215. The Clergy of Bangor to Cromwell.
Were of late visited by the King's visitors and yours, at which many of us were detected of incontinence. We submit ourselves and desire merciful punishment, and that some way may be found for us that we may maintain such poor hospitality as we have done hitherto by the provision of such women as we have customably kept in our houses; for if we must put them away according to the late injunctions we must give up hospitality, to the utter undoing of such servants and families as we daily keep, and to the great loss of the poor people who are by us relieved. We shall be driven to seek our livings at alehouses and taverns, for we have no mansions upon our benefices. No gentleman nor substantial honest man will lodge us in their houses, for fear of inconvenience and knowing our frailty, and they begin to refuse us our accustomed tithes and duties. "Please it you, therefore, that we may have our tithes according to the custom of the country, which hath been used time out of mind, or else as they pay in England." Bangor, 31 Jan.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
31 Jan.
Cleop. E. iv. 98. B. M.
216. J. Musard, Monk of Worcester, to Cromwell.
"The decays of your honorable Lordship's monastery at Worcettur, and the occasion thereof."
I am sorry to trouble you with my inopportune writing, but I am sore vexed with sickness and my conscience compels me to show you the truth. This done, I remit all to your high discretion and make an end for my life. I beseech you to consider our noble prince's foundation. The lands were given to maintain the service of God, comfort the ministers thereof, to repair, to keep hospitality and give alms, which have been clean abused in this man's time, "that never set by God nor his prince." Concerning reparations, your Lordship's "farmery" (infirmary) is down, where our sick men should have their comfort, your kitchen is down, your cloister had been down before this time if Mr. Doctor, your officer, had not underset him with timber, your ostry and brewery ready to fall, with much more that 1,000 marks will not repair, the monastery being not charged with the church. As for alms, the convent gives out of their portion six times as much as ever did our untrue master. He kept great hospitality upon our chancellor and bishop's officers, on sergeants and "ayturnies" of Westminster Hall, on doctors and proctors of the Arches, with great fees and rewards, for he has been most of his time at law with gentlemen, the convent, and tenants, on account of the affection he has to his kindred and servants. He gives to them the alms which the monastery is bound to give in our prince's name to 14 poor people, viz., 16 bushels of corn each a year, and they hold the greatest farms and profits belonging to the monastery. There are three goodly mitres and staves in the Cathedral, but he has sold plate to the value of 80l. to buy a new mitre and staff. When the time came to pay our duty to our prince, he laid the charge on the officers and convent out of their portion of 3l. a year, so that he paid little himself, saying that the prior's portion was little enough to keep his honor. He has as servants 4 gentlemen, 10 yeomen, and 10 grooms, of whose wages the convent officers pay much. Besides these, 10 yeomen belonging to the convent go in his livery, for whom he is not charged. Even this number would not satisfy him, but he has gentlemen waiters as well, and has increased their wages, diminishing the portion of the convent. I wish you knew of the poor service the convent has on fish days.
He and his predecessor have taken 200 or 300 acres of land from the tenants to enlarge his parks, without our prince's licence, but still makes some of them pay as much or more rent than they did before. The dissension between him and the convent was ended with a solemn oath on both sides before my lord of Exeter, the dean of Arches, and divers doctors and proctors who made a decree which has never been kept. I have put up some of these griefs in all visitations for 16 years. The end has always been without reformation, the visitor rewarded, and soon after poor Musard to prison for telling truth. Others have been subdued by gifts. I am now in prison to the destruction of my body this cold winter, in consequence of the complaint of false conspirators to your under visitors. Begs Cromwell to remove him to Westminster. 31 Jan.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.. To etc. Mr. Secretary and lord visitor of All England. Endd.
31 Jan.
Poli Epist. i., 430.
217. Reginald Pole to Gaspar Cardinal Contarini.
Understands from the Cardinal's letter to Dandalo that his previous letter with Gardiner's book has arrived. Writes now to commend Peter Bechimius, of Bohemia. Is pleased that he is looking for his writings. Asks him to read like an enemy, not like a friend. Will send immediately the portion about the authority of the Pope, and will not cease to work at the rest. Venice, prid. cal. Febr.
R. O. 218. [Cromwell to Bishop of Lincoln.]
My deputy lately visited the priory of Spalding and reformed what was necessary. The Priory belongs to my cure and not to yours, "being nouther founder nouther benefactor of the same," as I will show when I next see your Lordship. I request you to let the prior and convent live in quiet, and not to maintain busy fellows in the town there against the prior because he will not let the farms of the house to its damage. In which case I must aid the prior according to the trust the King hath put me in.
Draft in Bedyll's hand, p. 1.
Lansdowne MS., 973, f. 52. B. M. 219. St. Mary's Abbey, York.
"The relaxation of certain particulars of the injunctions given of late in the Monastery of St. Mary of York, by the visitors for the King's highness there."
Eleven articles signed by Cromwell.
Modern copy.
R. O. 220. Thomas Godsalve to Cromwell.
I trust you will consider my long and painful service with my late lord and master without fee or wages; "and yet of that which belonged to my poor office, took a great part to his own use." I doubt not but the King by your favor will suffer Dr. Spenser and me to enjoy such goods as we by our late master's commands received out of his palace; which he afterwards by divers messengers from Hoxne confirmed. I thank you for your goodness to my son. Dr. Spenser is an honest man, and did my Lord good service, having small promotion, and was named one of his executors in his will made two years ago. He would have given his attendance, but is busy in executing the King's letters concerning preachers in the diocese of Norwich. If Dr. Spenser and I had attempted to go to Hoxne at the beginning of the distribution we might have been recompensed in ready money, but we durst not, for reasons I will explain. I beg you will allow some part of my Lord's goods may be disposed in Norwich where he was bishop. Men think that as he was a profitable subject to the King, somewhat ought to be done.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
Cal. D. x. 408. B. M.
221. [Wallop] to Lord Lisle.
"[Af]ter my most hearty [commendations] . . . . . . . . . . the same that at Master Bry[an's departure I sent] nothing unto you because I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . he would make you participant of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . And sithens his departing I hear say . . . . . . . . . . . . of Bearne in Sowcherland hath x . . . . . . . . . . readiness to assist them of Jenever, y[f]. . . . . . . . woll lay siege to the same. There be . . . . . . . . . and Spaniards come al ready into Sav[oy] . . . . . . . . . of the Duke; the number of them as yet . . . . . . . . . . as I perceive pass not a thousand [or] . . . . . . hundred. The count Guylliam of Foysten[berg lieth] yet beside Langars in Bourgone with six t[housand] lance-knights, in which number is twe . . . . . . . . . . gentlemen. And if in case the French k[ing and] the duke of Savoy agree not, it is thought . . . . . . . . shall draw near hitherward, the Emperor . . . . . . be at Rome before the 20th day of . . . . . . . . . next month, where as men judge he will be . . . . . . crowned. The French king of late is fallen su[mewhat sick;] how be it yesterday came word to this town tha[t he is] well amended, who lieth 2 leagues from hence. O[ther] occurrents I have not at this time, but what h[ereafter] shall ensue, I shall make you participant of [from] time to time. And thus my wife and . . . . . . . . commend us unto you and to my good lady [your wife, Mr.] Marshal, Master Porter and good Ma[ster] . . . . . . . . with the rest of the council. At L[yons] . . . . . . . . of January."
P. 1. In the same hand as Wallop's letter in Vol. IX., No. 737. Add.: To the right hon. lord Lisle, the King's deputy [of] his town and marches [of] Calais.
R. O. 222. Thomas Pointz. (fn. 6)
Petition to the King by Thos. Pointz, sometime dwelling in Antwerp, and married to one of the same town, who, five years ago, was banished the Emperor's countries for matters of religion and repaired to England, where he had already placed his second son Fardinando Pointz at school in Burtonupon Trent. About a twelvemonth afterwards Robt. Tempest, draper of London, being the second inheritor in possibility to the lands of the petitioner, by a forged letter in petitioner's name to Geo. Constantine, who had the oversight of the said Fardinando, conveyed him into Flanders. Desires that Robert Tempest be sent for by pursuivant and made to restore his son; and that John Chester, draper of London, be also commanded to restore his other son Robert, whom he received of petitioner's wife, who remains apart from him in Antwerp.
P. 1. Endd.
Nero, B vi., 153. B. M. 223. Harvel to Starkey.
Wrote on the 12th. Since then has had his letter of the 18th. Advises him to sue some man who owes him money. Cromwell offers him a greater benefit than he is worthy to have. Would be as glad to hear of Starkey's furtherance as of his own. "The Pope, or, after your manner, the bishop of Rome," has lately given sentence against the duke of Urbino that the duchy of Camarino does not pertain to him, which will be occasion of war. The Turks are in great want in Persia, feeding on camels and horses, and it is said the Persians have refused them peace. They are threatened also by the Imperial fleet, for when Barbarossa is overcome, Greece has no protection.
Hol., p. 1. Lat. and Eng. Add.: In London.
R. O. 224. — to [Cromwell].
I would long ago, as my duty is, have come and offered you my services in acknowledgment of your kindness to myself, but that I knew, as of old, you are one who would rather deserve well of all men than hear your praises sounded by everybody, especially to your face. Moreover, I myself was anxious to avoid the suspicion of administering flattery. But I feel that I can withhold my duty no longer. After my return from Spain, when my only patron, the King's ambassador, (fn. 7) died, I will not say with what kindness you spoke to me and relieved my troubled mind, and spoke in my behalf beyond my merits even before the King in the midst of all your other business. Since that time, whenever I have met you, you have always shown me the same countenance, and not long ago, at the table of my Mæcenas, the archbishop of Canterbury, you deigned to converse with me in the presence of a great number of persons sitting (accumbentium) and standing by. You also declared openly what you had done in behalf of my dear friends Philip and Morisin; and gave the greatest encourgement to myself by promising to my friends that you would advance me. What could be a greater condescension towards one who had not spoken to you for nearly two years? For these favors both to me and to my friends I cannot thank you sufficiently, and I can only pray that you will still continue to administer the common weal to the King's satisfaction and your own perpetual renown.
Lat., pp. 2. Begins: Quod in præsentia, vir præstantissime.
R. O. 225. Richard Rawlins, Bishop of St. David's.
Answer by the bishop of St. David's (fn. 8) to an accusation of having intermeddled, in his last sermon, further in the matter of purgatory than authority of Scripture would sustain, and of having contradicted the King's determination. Repeats the passages referred to, in which he explains that the assembled prelates after examining the Scriptures and ancient writers and doctors of the church agreed that it was meet and expedient to pray for souls departed without determination of any special place or expressed assertion of any name, either to be called sinus Abrahœ or otherwise, but not minding to revive again a Popish purgatory, as to think that offerings of candles, grants of pardons, or saying certain paternosters before some appointed altar, released souls from purgatory. The remainder is an exposition of the paternoster.
Pp. 3. Endd.: The effect of the bishop of St. Davis' sermon.
226. Grants in January 1536.
1. Denizations.
Miles Jacobson, a born subject of the Emperor. Westm., 3 Jan.
John Faver, tailor, a native of the dominions of the king of the French. Westm., 3 Jan.—Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16.
2. Thos. Wriothesley, one of the clerks of the Signet. Reversion of the offices of coroner and attorney in the King's Bench, which was granted by pat. 1 June 1 Hen. VIII., to Will. Fermour. Eltham, 2 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Jan.—P.S. —Pat. p. 2, m. 9.
Vacated on surrender 10 Mar. 29 Hen. VIII. in order that the office might be granted to the said Thomas and one Thos. White. (fn. 9)
3. Peter de Gousman. Annuity of 93l. 6s. 8d. Eltham, 3 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 8.
4. For the cathedral of St. Asaph's. Congé d'élire to the dean and chapter on the death of the last bishop. Eltham, 3 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20. Rym. XIV. 558.
5. Thos. Bury, clk. To have the canonry and prebend of Congreve in the collegiate church of Penkryche, void by the resignation of Simon Shepart, clk., last canon and prebendary there, and appropriated to the see of Dublin, in Ireland, which is now void. Del. Westm., 10 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 10.
6. The metropolitan church of Dublin, Congé d'élire to the dean and chapter on the death of the last incumbent. Eltham, 28 Dec. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Jan.—P.S.
7. Rob. Litle, one of the sewers of the King's chamber. Custody of the person of Rob. Alen, an idiot, and of his goods and lands in Taplowe, Bucks; such custody having been formerly granted by patent to John Ward, deceased. Barkel Castle, 9 Aug. Del. Westm., 12 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 10.
8. James Purse, tailor, a native of the Emperor's dominions. Denization. Westm., 12 Jan.—Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16.
9. Will. Nahoe, a native of Normandy. Denization. Westm., 13 Jan. — Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16.
10. Thos. Crumwell, chief secretary, and John de Soulemont and John Payn, son of Michael, inhabitants of Jersey. Next presentation to the priory of St. Helier's, Jersey, on the death or resignation of John Carvanell, one of the King's chaplains; their presentee to enjoy the priory in the same manner as Mich. le Diacre, John Brehault, the said John Carvanell or any other prior has enjoyed the same; notwithstanding that the said priory was formerly an abbey and was joined by grant of Hen. II. with the house of St. Mary of Cherbourg (de Cæsaris burgo) in Normandy. Eltham, 3 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Jan. —P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 10.
11. Denizations.
Hobardus Johnson, cooper, a native of the Emperor's dominions. Westm., 16 Jan.
Will. Corneleson, joiner, a native of the Emperor's dominions. Westm., 16 Jan.— Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16.
12. Thos. Vaulx, lord Harrowden. To be governor of Jersey and the castle of Gurrey alias Montorguill (Mont Orgueil) with the fees enjoyed in that office by Sir Arthur Darcy, knight of the body, late governor, Anth. Ughtred, Sir Hugh Vaughan or John Nanfan; with advowsons in the island: also grant to the said Thomas of the lordship of St. Jermains in Jersey. On surrender of patent 23 Sep. 25 Hen. VIII., granting the same to Arthur Darcy in reversion on the death of Anth. Ughtred, knight of the body. Greenwich, 9 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 26.
13. Thos. Lloyd, clk. Licence to found a free school in the town of New Karmedyn, in the principality of Wales, of one master and one sub-master, to be called "Thomas Lloydys Scole;" and mortmain licence to endow the same to the annual value of 20l. Greenwich, 17 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 10.
14. Denizations.
Nic. Flowre, a native of the Emperor's dominions. Westm., 20 Jan.
Guernot Julian, of London, gold-beater, a native of Paris. Westm., 20 Jan.— Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16.
15. Rouland Ryggeley, one of the grooms of the Wardrobe of Beds, and Will. Tyldesley, one of the pages of the same. Grant in reversion of an annual rent of 10l. out of the issues of the lordship of Denbith, N. Wales, which was granted by patent 14 Sep. 9 Hen. VIII. to John Pate, one of the pages of the said Wardrobe. Greenwich, 13 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 30.
16. Geo. Foulsest. To be a gunner in the Tower of London, with fees of 6d. a day, vice IIen. Cotton, deceased. Greenwich, 18 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 31.
17. John Corderey, the abbot and the convent of St. Peter, Chertsey, Surrey. Mortmain grant of the ground, site, &c. of the monastery of St. Mary, Beethkilhert, Anglesea, and all those messuages, 100 a. of land, 40 a. of pasture, 3 a. of meadow, 100 a. of wood, and 6l. rent; and all messuages, &c. in the vills, fields, &c. of Tresbyerth, Llandam(?), Treverth, Anglesea, and in Penarth Pont Dolewethlan Eberereghe Llanvarisgair in Beethkylhart and Woytheer, Carnarvon, which David Conway, the late prior held in right of the said priory; with the patronage of the churches, vicarages, chapels, and chantries of Beethkylhart Llanyddan, Dolongand alias Dolithlond, Llanwayer, Abberagh and Bettus, in Anglesea and Carnarvon.
This grant is made in exchange for the following possessions granted to the King by John the abbot and the convent of St. Peter, Chertsey, by their charter dated 1 May 27 Hen. VIII., viz.: The chief messuage or mansion, &c. of the manor of Chabham, Surrey, and all houses, &c. thereto belonging, and 5 fields there called Hethegaston, Hachefild, Middelfild, Brikhurst and Fysshpoole-Fyld, and Chobworth, and the closes called Buttysfyld and Chalvey; a meadow and pasture adjoining the said messuage or mansion, a meadow called Courtmede, and lands there called Flexlond broke, Flexlond Fyldes and Cowles, the marsh called Langshott and 5 groves of wood, of which 4 lie in the said manor of Chabham, called Flexlond Grove, South Grove, Hyld Grove Buttysfyrsis and Newe Fylde Wood, the last lying in Egham between two pastures of Thos. Flowers on the south and the land called Abbotts Brokes on the north; and the reversion of one messuage called Simpylmers, and lands, &c. in the parish of Chartesey which John Tyse now holds to farm by lease of John Parker the late abbot and the convent of the said monastery, by indenture dated 11 Oct. 12 Hen. VIII., with the annual rent of 6l. 13s. 4d.; and a parcel of grove called Symplemers Grove in the parish of Chertesey. Greenwich, 15 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, ms. 28, 29. (Enrolled 1 Jan.)
18. Hugh Whitford alias Price, clk. Presentation of the parish church of Whitforde, St. Asaph's dioc. void by the resignation of Ric. Ap Howell and at the King's disposal by the voidance of the see of St. Asaph's. Addressed to Thos. archbp. of Canterbury. Greenwich, 22 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. T. . . . . 22 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 33.
19. David Vincent, keeper of the King's wardrobe at Greenwich. To be usher of the change and money in the Tower of London, with the houses there called the Martyn Toure, near the Tower of London, now held by John Pate by virtue of patent 21 Nov. 1 Hen. VIII. granting the premises to Ralph Jenet, then yeoman of the Wardrobe of Beds, now deceased, and the said John; to hold as John Greneacres or the said Ralph and John enjoyed the same; and the passage or ferry on each side of the Thames at Richmond, Surrey, and the profits of the ferry boat, with the house in Richemount in which Nic. Gray lately dwelt, now held by the said John Pate, by virtue of patent 1 May 12 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 22 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 22. (Undated.)
20. Thos. Bolde. Lease of the manor of Marlowe; with reservations; for 21 years; at the annual rent of 62l.; the premises having been leased for a similar term to Tucher Bolde, of Marlowe, Bucks, by patent 12 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 19 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Jan.— P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.
21. John Hyde, engrosser of the great roll of the Exchequer. Custody of certain lands in Shitlington, Beds, seized into the King's hands on Friday after Corpus Christi 27 Hen. VI. by Geo. Longvyle, then sheriff of Beds; and of certain lands in Cramefeld, Barton in the Clay, Flatewyk, Gravenhurst and Sutton, which John Broun, late under clerk of the kitchen of the said late King, and Bartholomew Wyllesdon lately held to farm by grant of the said late King, and now in the King's hands by the death of Rob. Pole, one of the King's Ciborum appositores; and also of one messuage and 7 acres of land in Smelsho, Beds; for 40 years, at certain stated rents. Westm., 24 Jan.—Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 19.
22. John Gostwyk, treasurer and receiver-general of first fruits and tenths. To be bailiff and keeper on the King's behalf of the manor of Cotingham and Hesill, Yorks, and of the woods and park there, with 61s. 8d. a year, and bailiff of all the lands in the lordship of Cotingham which belonged to Ric. duke of York, with 40s. a year. Greenwich, 18 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Jan.—P.S.
23. The chief secretary of Scotland and the abbot of Kenloss, ambassadors of the king of Scots. Licence to purchase in England and convey into Scotland, 24 horses for the king of Scots' own riding. Greenwich, 23 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Jan.—S.B.
24. Edm. Copyndale. Annuity of 10 marks out of the issues of the possessions of John Conyers, of Cotton, deceased, in co. York, during the minority of John Conyers, son and heir of the said John; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Del. Westm., 25 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
25. Ric. North of Hyghworth, Wilts. Custody of a messuage or tenement called Buklands, in Overton Burton, Berks, lately belonging to Sir Francis Lovell, attainted of high treason, and lately held by Will. Essex; at the annual rent of 10s. 4d. and 4d. of increase. Westm., 25 Jan.—Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 19.
26. Thos. Ratclif, the master, and the brethren of Burton Lazarus of Jerusalem in England, Leic. Licence to hold to farm the grange or manor called Burtoune Graunge, Leic., by lease of the abbot and convent of the monastery of St. Mary de Valle Dei (Vaudy), co. Linc. Also pardon to the said master and brethren of all violations of Statute 21 Hen. VIII. (c. 13). Greenwich, 19 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 31.
27. Giles Horwell, a native of the dominions of the king of the French. Denization. Westm., 26 Jan. — Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16.
28. Will. Latymer, M.A., chaplain to the Queen. Presentation to the parish church of Stakpoll, St. David's dioc., void by death and at the King's disposal by the minority of Geo. Vernoune. Greenwich, 24 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 27 Jan.— P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 31. Rym. XIV. 559.
29. Anth. Croskyll, of Enfyld, Midd., laborer. Licence to go beyond the sea on a pilgrimage to St. Cornelius, with one person in his company. Greenwich, 20 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. T. Westm., 27 Jan.—S.B.
30. Ralph Smyth. To be a gunner in the Tower of London, with fees of 6d. a day. Greenwich, 24 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 31.
31. John Bassett. To be a gunner in the Tower of London, with fees of 6d. a day, vice John Roff deceased. Greenwich, 24 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 31.
32. John Fate or Fatte. To be a gunner in the Tower of London, with fees of 6d. a day. Greenwich, 24 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. P.S. Del. Westm., 29 Jan.—Pat. p. 1, m. 31.
33. Anth. Denny. To be keeper of the new park near Westminster and of the lodges therein, keeper of the play-houses called "lez Tenys playes, bowlynge aleyes, Cocke place, and Fesaunte courts," bailiff and receiver of the rents of the King's messuages, &c. near Charynge Crosse, Middx., and of all those messuages, &c. lately acquired by the King from the abbot and convent of Westminster or from others in Westminster; with fees of 8d. a day and the usual profits. Del. Westm., 30 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 45.
34. Ant. Denny. To be keeper of the place or messuage called Yorke Place, Westminster, and of the gardens and orchards near the same; with fees of 12d. a day. Del. Westm., 30 Jan. 27 Hen.. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 45.
35. Anth. Denny. Grant, in reversion, of the tenements, &c. in the palace of Westminster, the houses and mansions called Paradyse and Hell in Westminster Hall, and the lands and tenements which Will. Fryes lately held, the house or mansion called Purgatorye in the said Hall, which Nich.— held, and the house called Potans House under the Exchequer and the tower which John Catesby held, and the house called Grenelattys, in which Thos. Cony now dwells, with the custody of the said palace; which premises were granted by patent 3 June (July) 6 Hen. VIII. to James Ap Jenkyn now deceased and Will. Butteler, serjeant-at-arms. Del. Westm., 30 June 27 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 46.
36. John Stoughton of London, son of Gilbert Stoughton, of Stoke, near Gylford, Surrey. Pardon for having on the last day of Feb. 24 Hen. VIII., in the parish of St. Sepulchre and ward of Faryngdon without, London, abetted and assisted Geo. Cornewall of London alias of Benyngton, "Heref." [? Herts.], in an assault upon John Ode alias Wode, in which the said George gave the said John Ode a mortal wound, of which he died on the 3 March. 24 Hen. VIII. Westm., 31 Jan.—Pat. 27 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 19.
37. Anne Grenehill, late wife and executrix of Andrew Grenehill, of Cheltenham, Glouc. Lease of a tenement called Beryhouse, on the east part of Hasildyn, and a water mill called Bery mill, and certain fields and pastures adjacent, late in the tenure of Will. Warde, in the lordship of Ridmerley Dabitot, parcel of Warwick's lands in co. Worc.; for 21 years; at the annual rent of 4l. and 12d. of increase. On surrender of the lease granted to the said Andrew 4 Mar. 12 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII.—S.B. b.


  • 1. In the handwriting of a clerk, including the signature.
  • 2. "Si les affaires saffroient (qu. souffriroient?) quelque delai."
  • 3. A translation of this letter was forwarded by Chapuys to the Emperor on the 17 Feb. See abstract of it subjoined to Chapuys' despatch of that date.
  • 4. The marchioness of Exeter. See Vol. ix., No. 776.
  • 5. Skeffington.
  • 6. Some account of Thomas Pointz will be found in Foxe, V. 121–7. His imprisonment at Brussels "from Allhallowtide until Christmas" must have been in 1535, and his escape to England, if all the details are correct, must have been in the first week of January 1536.
  • 7. Hawkins, who died in Spain in January 1534. See Vol. VII. 115 (2), 171.
  • 8. This must be bishop Rawlins, who died 18 Feb. 1536, and the date is not unlikely to be 1534 or 1535. See Vol. VII., p. 324.
  • 9. See pat. 11 Mar. 29 Hen. VIII.