Henry VIII: September 1536, 26-30

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 11, July-December 1536. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1888.

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September 1536, 26-30

26 Sept. 496. William More, Bishop Suffragan of Colchester.
See Grants in September, No. 19.
26 Sept.
R. O.
497. William Hollgyll to Cromwell.
Requests that the bearer may be admitted to Cromwell's service, who has been in his own seven years. The Savoy, 26 September.
Hol., p. 1 Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
26 Sept.
Calig. E. II. 143. B. M.
498. Richard Lee to Lord [Cromwell].
"The King's works and . . . . . . . . . . . [thanks] to our Lord God, is well forward, to wit . . . . . . . . . . . . [call]yd Kyrkbyes tower is of the height of the p . . . . . . . . . . . . the vamure about in height 2 ft. and part of . . . . . . . . . . . vamure made on both sides, containing 40 ft.; also . . . . . . . . . . ward from Boleyngate to the same tower, containing ij. . . . . . . . . . in length is at this day above the vamure, and s[o shall be fini]sshed within this xv. days. Also there is stopped an . . . . . . kyd up, all the arches from Boleyngate eastwa[rd] . . . . . the yard of the house called the Heremytage, con[taining in] length 260 foot, purposing to bring up the countermu[re t]hereof this year. Touching the King's affairs . . . . . at Guysnes, is finished to the height of the vamur[e, and we] now purpose to bring up the countermure within from the . . . . . . . to the brewhouse, and so to rest for this year, trust[ing to] finish the same shortly."
The workmen and labourers, vc . . . in number, are unpaid for last month ending 16 inst. Thos. Fowler has never a penny, saying the St[aple] be in debt 1,676l. 5s. 6d. m. ste[rling], of which he is told they have paid to Mr. Vice-Treasurer, now in England, 600l. This would scant pay for last month. Is greatly blamed for the lack of money, considering it is his first entry, and because he has been somewhat sharp to bring them in good [order]. If payment is delayed, it will give them occasion "to be clean again forth of frame." Asks for money to be delivered to the vicetreasurer, to be conveyed to him.
"[On St. Matthew's] Day last past they of the town of Abbeville [made great] triumph with procession for the victory [which] the French king hath gotten of the Emperor. . . . . . . . . . . . the countie of Nasso was fain to forsake h. . . . . . . Peron; which St. Mathewes Day at afternoon [there was] such a fire within the said town of Abbeville tha[t there] was burnt above 500 households, which came a[bout, as is] reported, by Burgonyons laying of wild fire, and [that] some of them that did it be taken." Calais, 26 Sept. Signed.
Pp. 2. Mutilated.
26 Sept.
R. O.
499. Peter Vannes, Dean of Sarum, to Lord Lisle.
Though I seldom write, I am always anxious to hear of you. A near friend and countryman of mine, Nicolas Deodati, in going out of Flanders towards Lyons by Calais and Boulogne has been arrested by the captain of Boulogne as a Spaniard or Genoese, though he was born and brought up in the city of Luke, notwithstanding that the merchants of Luke traffic freely in Lyons, and have lately received a privilege and safe-conduct from the French king. I have caused the French ambassador here to write to de Bees about it, and I ask your lordship to do the same. F[rom] . . . ., 26 Sept. Signed.
In Vaughan's hand, p. 1. Slightly mutilated, Add.: Deputy of Calais.
R. O. 500. [The Keeper of Hunsdon Park to Henry VIII.]
"A remembrance for hunting in the King's Park at Hunsdon."
Christopher, Mr. Stuard's servant, and Thos. Undercombe's servant coursed in the little park on Tuesday night before Bartilmew Day. Roger of the Bakehouse told the names to Thos. Ferres, Grene's servant.
On Monday or Tuesday night before the Nativity of Our Lady, Rafe of the Chaundrie in lady Mary's and lady Elizabeth's house, servant to Lawles, was hunting with others.
On Holyrood Day there was a buck killed with a crossbow. My servants found Roger of the Bakehouse watching, and he whistled in his fist to give warning. Wm., the keeper, found Rafe Shelton, gentleman, John Eiton, yeoman, and Nicholas Russell, Shelton's servant, hid in the wood. John, the parish priest, knew of Eyton's having the nut of his crossbow filed that morning. Shelton offered the keeper an angel. Christopher and Lyvall, Mr. Stuard's servants, stole two fawns. Thos., Edw. Undercombe's man, and Richard, Rafe Shelton's man, coursed in the park beyond Grene's lodge on Wednesday next before Shrovetide. Took up one of the dogs and sent it to Rafe Shelton or his father, desiring them to be friendly to the King's grounds. Shelton has killed hernshaws with his handgun, and driven away all the old breeders. A buck and doe were killed last summer and found at his servants' lodging. He had them put in the stocks that he might not be thought guilty. A buck's head was found in Jorneman's wheat hard by Grene's walk. Rafe of the Chaundry killed a doe with his dog, which Robt. a Lee, my keeper, took. Both at Eltham and Bishop's Hatfield, as well as other places, Shelton has done such trespasses. I and my servants are sore threatened, and they will be more extreme against us now.
Pp. 3. Add.: Sir Nicolas Carew, master of the King's Horse. Endd.
27 Sept.
R. O. St. P., I. 459.
501. Rafe Sadler to Cromwell.
On the arrival of your servant, Mr. Rowse, with your letters, having first perused those directed to me, I delivered the others to the King, who read them thoroughly, and bade me keep them till he had supped. In his going to the Queen's chamber to supper, I told him, by the way, you had written to me that the Father of Syon was departed, and that you would repair thither for the election of another. He said it were well you should do so. "Howbeit," quoth he, "the Charterhouse in London is not ordered as I would have had it," adding, that he had commanded Cromwell long ago to put the monks out of the house; and though Cromwell now wrote that they were reconciled, he would not admit their obedience, seeing that they had been so long obstinate. I showed his Highness that you had committed Ralph Shelton to the Fleet, and that he confessed to setting up the ladder and to having killed deer. His Grace said no doubt you would try him sufficiently ere you left him. By this his Grace was in the Queen's chamber, ready to wash and sit down to supper. After supper he returned to his chamber, sent for me, and said he had considered your letters, and, seeing how the plague reigned in Westminster, even in the Abbey, he was in doubt whether or not to defer the Coronation. He said, therefore, it were good that all his Council were here to consult on it, and bade me write to you that my lord Admiral, Mr. Comptroller, and the bishop of Hereford are here, and that you yourself should come hither immediately, and bring with you my lord Chancellor, if he were near London, and the rest of the Privy Council. I said that ere you could have word of this it would be tomorrow afternoon, and too late to set out, and that next day was Michaelmas Day. "What then?" quoth his Grace, "Michaelmas Day is not so high a day." Wherefore, I perceive, he will expect you on Michaelmas Day, or the next morning, the sooner the better. To the rest of your letters the King will answer at your coming.
I have sent all the letters stamped, but you may defer sending them forth till you know further of the King's pleasure. Windsor, 27 Sept. "at 12 a clock of the night, which is our accustomed hour in the Court to go to bed."
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Lord Cromwell, Keeper of the Privy Seal. Endd.
28 Sept.
R. O.
502. E. Duchess of Norfolk to Cromwell.
Is emboldened to write by Cromwell's kindness. Hears he has taken into his service many of the duke of Richmond's servants. The wife of one Arnold, the duke of Richmond's brewer, shows the writer that Cromwell promised to take Arnold when the Duke was dead, if he was suitable. He is an honest man; when she and her husband were in Ireland he was brewer to her husband. Begs him to "be in hand" with the King and her husband that she may have a better living. Is in Hertfordshire, a hard country, for she could lie better cheap in London, having bare 300 mks., 50l. a quarter. Has been from her husband four years come Easter, and is determined never to come in his company while she lives. 28 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 Sept.
R. O.
503. Sir Fras. Bigode to Cromwell.
Bigod and others were commanded by the sheriff of Yorkshire to attend at York castle on Tuesday afore Michaelmas Day, and when there were ordered to come again on Tuesday, Oct. 10. Asks Cromwell to order the sheriff to deliver again to their sanctuary such sanctuary men as lately were his servants. Would not desire any thing in their favor because they were at this detestable act, but Rafe Ewere, by help of serjeant Jennye, made untrue information to the Chancellor, whereupon they obtained his letters to the bishop of Durham. Sends a copy thereof with two testimonials, that Cromwell may perceive that the suggestion made to the Chancellor is untrue. The bishop of Durham, the earl of Westmoreland, and the prior and convent of Durham have all made testimonials to the same effect, and answered the lord Chancellor's letters. Asks therefore that according to grants made to the church of Durham, they may be restored to sanctuary. This would win the hearts of all the North, especially in the Bishopric, adeo sunt suo dicati Cuthberto. Begs Cromwell to excuse him his payment for a quarter of a year. Asks Cromwell to write to the archbishop of York to give a prebend or benefice to Master Jherom, a monk of Canterbury who is at Bigod's house. This would be a gracious deed for the establishment of God's word here. York, Michaelmas eve. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Cromwell, Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 Sept.
R. O.
504. The Canons of Hexham.
Account by Lyonell Graye, Robt. Collyngwod, Wm. Grene, and Jas. Rokeby, commissioners for the dissolution of monasteries in Northumberland, of the conduct of the "chalons" (canons) of Hexham. Were riding thither on 28 Sept., 28 Hen. VIII., and at Dilston heard that the convent had prepared guns and artillery to defend themselves. Gray and Collingwood accordingly went on with a few persons. Found many armed persons in the streets. When they entered the common bell of the town was rung, and then the great bell of the monastery. The gates were shut and a "chalon," called the master of Ovingeham, appeared in harness on the leads and said there were 20 brethren in the house who would all die before the commissioners should have it. After some consultation the master of Ovingham and the sub-prior reappeared, bringing with them a writing under the King's broad seal, and said "We do not doubt but ye bring with you the King's seal of authority for this house, albeit, ye shall see here the King's confirmation of our house under the great seal of king Henry the viijth, God save his Grace. We think it not the King's honor to give forth one seal contrary to another. And afore any other of our lands, goods, or house be taken from us, we shall all die, and that is our full answer." Graye and Collyngwood returned to the rest of the commissioners and they all went back to Corbrigge.
Thos. Elrington of Espersheles, Jas. Bellingham of Hexham, and Roger Lawson of Hexhamshire, say that after the commissioners departed from the town, the "chalons" marched out in harness to the Green, but the commissioners were past out of sight, and so they returned.
Signed by the commissioners. A paper roll of 2 sheets. Endd.
28 Sept.
Vit. B. xxi. 156. B. M.
505. Bernhardus a Mela to Cromwell.
"Salutem, etc. Magnifice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ma ego jamdudum ad R . . . . . . . . . . . . . ad tuæ Magnificentie literas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [ta]bellario, quem istuc in Angl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .et confido, si modo ad vos salvus . . . . . . . . . . . nunctius, omnium te rerum, quæ tum h . . . . . . . . cognitionem percepisse ex meis scriptis, . . . . . . ca diligenter significabam, quæ ut scire . . . . . plurimum interesse." But as it is not safe to entrust all the news to letters I have earnestly desired the King or you to send hither and to some other suitable place Magistrum Ch[risto]pherum, the German secretary, or some other faithful person that I might communicate with him things which the King ought to know. Not having yet heard the King's intention I repeat my request. I am living here at great expense, and shall be obliged to leave unless I hear from you. Beware of fraud under the colour of friendship.
The Burgundians have taken Gronneg (Groningen) and Damme in Friesland. The Imperialists are attacking the prince of Gueldres. Christian, prince of Holstein and king designate of Denmark, holds the whole kingdom quietly, with great favor from all the people. He has not only dismissed all the seven Danish bishops, who were very powerful, but also put them in prison and confiscated their property. This will probably be explained at the assembly of the kingdom on the Sunday after St. Dionysius Day, at Copenhagen. Lubeck, the day before Michaelmas, "Anno, etc. xxxv[i]." (fn. 1)
Lat. Hol., p. 1. Mutilated. Add. and Endd. at f. 157. (fn. 1) b.
29 Sept.
R. O.
506. Calais.
Declaration of the account of Rob. Fowler, vice-treasurer of Calais from Mich. 27 to Mich. 28 Hen. VIII.
Large paper, pp. 14.
29 Sept.
R. O.
507. Loys de Renty to Lord Lisle.
Two days ago some Frenchmen of the garrison of Authighes and Cresecques came through your pale into Bredenarde, where they took booty and returned into France through your pale again. I beg you to show no favour any longer to either side and to remember the last letter you wrote me on this subject. I think wrong was done to the compaignons, who were then taken by the bailly of Marke in depriving them of two French prisoners, the one of Abbeville and the other of Desuerne, as I then wrote to you, to which I have had no answer. It will be owing to you if you do not get back the said booty, which amounts to 50 or 60 beasts, horses, and horned beasts. St. Omer, 29 Sept. 1536. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
29 Sept.
Add. MS. 8,715, f. 288. B. M.
508. Bishop of Faenza to Mons. Ambrogio.
* * * The king of Scotland is coming in post to see Mons. de Vandomo, in Picardy, with the intention of being present at the intended battle (giornata) with the Emperor. The French king sends a great body of gentlemen to meet him, with orders that he is to be received everywhere as himself.
Ital., pp. 2. Modern copy. Headed: Al Signor Protonotario Ambrogio, Da Pierletta, li 29 Settembre 1536.
29 Sept.
R. O.
509. Wales.
Extract from the computuses of Edward Almour, deputy of George Cotton and Thomas Seymer, receivers of the lordship of Bromfelde and Yale, 28 Hen. VIII.; of Edw. Lloid, deputy of the same, as receivers of Chirke and Chirkelande; and of Robt. Gro, receiver of [D]affrencloid and Ruthin, Mich. 28 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 19. Mutilated.
30 Sept.
R. O.
510. Sir Fras. Bryan to Cromwell.
Of late my friend, Thomas Dudley, the bearer, has moved the King of a certain almhouse, the gift whereof used to belong to the kings of England but has been many years embezzled. His Grace referred the matter to you, and I beg you will favour Dudley, as he is a younger brother without a living. 30 September. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
30 Sept.
R. O.
511. John Vernon to Cromwell.
Thanks for the continuance of Cromwell's favour, of which he has been informed by the lord President, the bp. of Chester. In consideration of his service in the marches of Wales and other shires, desires the preferment of some religious house. Cromwell's pains in this shall be recompenced. Harleston, 30 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
30 Sept.
Calig. B. III. B. M. St. P. v. 60.
512. Angus to Cromwell.
The king of Scots has left Scotland with five ships. Hears that he reached Dieppe 10 Sept., and departed next day. He has taken with him from Scotland the earls of Argyle, Arran, and Rothes, &c. He has left as governors of the realm the earls of Huntly, Montrose, and Aglinton, lord Maxwell, the abps. of St. Andrews, and Glasgow being chancellor. Begs Cromwell will move the King to write to his ambassadors in France to desire Angus' pardon of the king of Scots. Could do the King better service in his own country than here. Berwick, 30 Sept.
Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd. by Wriothesley.
30 Sept.
Nero, B. VI. 145. B. M.
513. H. Cole to Morison.
Is glad that Moryson has showed himself fitter for a higher fortune than he has hitherto had, and which he prays he may soon obtain. Would be glad to see his book when it is printed. Hears his master (fn. 2) has a "catarro." Sends him a remedy devised by Favenzo Frigemelica and Urbin, assembled together in a college, with certain advices of other physicians. Asks him to send word how he does, and whether he can do anything for him in these parts. The Emperor is on his way towards Milan. Cesar Fregos with Signor Canin and Conte Guido di Rangon have assaulted Genoa, but their favourers of the town were known, and their heads cast over the wall, and the assault repulsed. Antonio di Leva is dead. The Turks have war this year with the Sophy. The bishops of Chete and Verona have gone to Rome with many other great men. Padue, last day of September.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
R. O. 514. Sir Henry Parker to Cromwell.
Contrary to the King's injunctions for the abrogation of superstitious holydays, the curates and sextons of Stordford and Little Hadam kept "high and solemn, with ringing and singing," Holy Rood day last, insomuch that there was like to have been much dissension between them and those who went to their bodily labour. Parker chanced not to be within the shire at the time, but on his return he called the said parsons before him, who could not deny the fault. Has therefore, according to the King's letters, committed them to ward. Desires credence for his servant.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. 515. Sir Henry Parker to Cromwell.
Desires favour for his chaplain, the bearer, who is like to be undone by one Parson Whytthed, surveyor to the bishop of London, who on Saturday last cited him to appear at Poll's on Wednesday next. Asks Cromwell to call the matter before himself or else commit it to any indifferent person. Is not loved by the bishop, whose chaplains he will not permit to neglect their duties in the King's injunctions commanded, as he will show Cromwell on Friday next, when he will wait on his lordship. The people of the shire are desirous to learn the King's law, if they had good pastors; if the bishop weeds out the bearer, "then is there not one left within the shire." Desires credence for the bearer.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Cromwell, Privy Seal.
R. O. 516. Docket of a Warrant to be Signed by the King.
First, prest to Anthony Denny for the King's works at Westminster Palace, 700l. Reward to the late duke of Richmond's officers and servants at the defraying of that house, 528l. 17d. For 3 of the said servants attending upon "the Suff. at Chester Place" 2 months, 4l. 13s. 4d. To Henry Salvage, merchant of Jeane, for 3 emeralds for the King, 180l. To Jenyns Longraunt, jeweller, for jewels, 1,000l. To Edm. Pekham, cofferer of the household, "to be employed against the Coronation, 300l. To Henry Huttoft, for apparailing the King's ships at Portsmouth, 400l. To Benedict and John, gravers working upon the King's tomb at Westminster in May, June, July, and August, 38l. 3s. 1d.; 2,040 lbs. of copper for that tomb, 22l. 17s. 4d. Reward to Thomas Preston, 6l. 13s. 4d. To Andrew Osiandre, bishop of Nothenbarge, 100 crowns, 23l. 6s. 8d. Mons. Vandra, servant to the Lady Regent of Flanders, 23l. 6s. 8d. The French ambassador's post, 14l. John Appowell, servant to the late lord Barnes, 40s. Reward to Peter de Guzeman, Spaniard, at his departure, 46l. 13s. 4d. To Thomas Robynson, Scot, for bringing letters for the King to Ampthill from the queen of Scots, 10l. To the earl of Northumberland for his costs in coming to London to make assurance of his lands to the King's use, 1,000l. Total, 4,299l. 16s. 1d.
Pp. 2. Endd.: Mr. Gostwyk's warrant.
Hist. MSS. Com., Report VI., 445. 517. The Earl of Derby to Sir W. Fitzwilliam, Lord Admiral and Treasurer of the King's Household.
Whereas the King's Commissioners have valued not only the glass and bars in the church windows of Boriscogh, and in the hall and chambers of the prior with the paving, but also all other goods there, at a higher price than they be well worth,—asks for a reasonable deduction. As his ancestors, who were founders, lie buried there, he would be glad that the church might stand in good reparation, although the priory do continue, as it is, suppressed, intending to find some priest there, at his own cost, to do divine service for the souls of his said ancestors, and for the ease and wealth of the neighbours.—Asks Fitzwilliam's help to buy the bells and lead there. And whereas his (Derby's) uncle, Sir James Stanley, is steward of the Priory, &c., &c. Anno 28 Hen. VIII.
R. O. 518. Robt. Hogan to Cromwell.
Begs Cromwell to keep in remembrance a letter that the King's commissioners wrote him for the standing of the monastery of Penteney, (fn. 3) which is not yet suppressed. The prior thinks it might stand, and says "my lord of Rutland is content, for the farm shall not [be?] so profitable on to him as he thought it should." Sends 6 pheasants, 2 doz. partridges, and 2 cranes by the bearer. Estbradenham.
He, his wife, and children are bound to pray for Cromwell.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
519. Grants in September 1536.
1. Thomas earl of Rutland. Grant, in tail, of the site, &c. of the dissolved priory of St. James, Wartre alias Waulter, York., and of the dissolved hospital and free chapel of St. Giles in Beverley, Yorks, the church, bell towers, bells, lead, and churchyard of the priory, and the church and churchyard of the hospital; and all messuages, houses, &c. belonging to the said late priory and hospital; the lordships or manors of Wartre, Seton, Wheldrake, Preston in Holdernes, Waxham, Frasthrop, and Awbourne, Yorks; the rectories of Wartre, Lound, and St. Giles in Beverley, Yorks; Barton and Askham, Westmor.; the moiety of the rectory of Ulsby, Linc.; the advowsons of the churches and vicarages of Wartre and Lounde, York; Barton and Askham, Westmor.; and all messuages, mills, lands, &c. which belonged to Wm. Holme, late prior of the said priory, and to Th. Smith, late master of the said hospital, in right of their houses in Wartre, Seton, Holme in Spawdyngmore, Northcave, Meltyngby, Rudston, Burneholme, Burneby, Hayton, Bellby, Southclyf, Thexer, Riplyngham, Bentley, Busshopburton, Riddyngs, Moscrofte, Cheriburton, Etton, Newton Garth juxta Garthum, Beswyke, Sorbrugh, Cranswyke, Lounde, Middelton, Northdalton, Hugget, Hobbescroft, Newton, Wilberfosse, Sutton, Wheldrake, Lyngcrofte, Fowforth, Nabourne, Kylwike, Percy, Preston in Holdernes, Waxham, Tunstall, Frasthorp, Awbourne, Risby, Skitby, Cotyngham, Aldbrugh, and Cheriburton, Yorks; in the city of York; in Feryby, Willerby, Heysell, Swandland and Elley, in the county of the town of Kyngeston upon Hull; in Ulsby, Linc.; and in Barton, Askham, and Clifton, Westmor.; with views of frank-pledge, &c. Annual value of 187l. 14s. 10d. to be held at a rent of 121l. 18d. by way of tenth. 28 Hen. VIII. (fn. 4) Del. Westm., 2 Sept.— P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
2. Priory of St. Mary, Kyme, Linc., Linc. dioc. To continue, notwithstanding the Act 27 Hen. VIII.; with Rob. Fayrefax as prior. Esthamsted, 24 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche, 2 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 11.
3. John Whalley. To be changer and assayer of the money and coinage in the Tower of London and elsewhere in England, and comptroller and clerk keeper of the coinages; with the fees belonging to those offices temp. Edw. II. and Ric. II. Oking, 15 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurch, 4 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 8.
4. Sir Arthur Darcy and Th. Wyat, esquire of the Royal body. Grant in survivorship of the offices of bailiff and steward of the lordship of Conysborowe, keeper of the park and lawn and paler there, constable and doorward of Conysborowe castle, with fees as enjoyed by Sir Hen. Wyat and John Melton; with the herbage and pannage of the said park at the annual rent of 5l. On surrender of patent 2 Feb. 13 Hen. VIII. granting the same to the said Sir Hen. Wyat and John Melton, afterwards knight. Grafton, 1 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 28.
5. Wm. London, a soldier of Calais. To be keeper of the King's place called Staple Inne, formerly called Prynnce Inne, in Calais, with 4d. a day from Mich. 25 Hen. VIII., on surrender of patent 18 Jan. 25 Hen. VIII., which is invalid, granting him the office, vice John Knolles, dec. Esthamsted, 28 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche, 5 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 8.
Vacated on personal surrender 22 May 34 Hen. VIII. in order that another patent might be granted to Barth. Bayneham.
(2.) S.B. for the above, endorsed: "Expedita apud Gilforde, 28° die Augusti, anno regni Regis 28°, per Wriothesley."
6. Sir Th. Audeley, the chancellor. Mortmain licence to alienate to Thomas the abbot and the convent of St. John, Colchester, Essex, a water mill called Canwyke mille in the parish of St. Botolph, with the weir and watercourse, a croft of pasture adjoining, of 2 acres 3 roods and 24 perches, a piece of meadow of 1½ acres and 22 perches, all which one John Beerd now holds to farm and the tithe of the same mill, croft, and meadow, and all those lands and woods of the said Th. Audeley, called Shirleswode and Raynaldes woode in Eimested, Essex; land called Whetecrofte, Lufkynsfyld, Priours Busshe, piece at Newgate Felde, others abutting on Rayneshegge in the parish and hamlet of Westdonylond in the liberty of Colchester; the common called "le Shakke," which the said Thomas holds by right of the premises upon the demesne lands of the said abbot and convent, parcel of their manor of Monkewike in Westdonylond. Westm., 6 Sept. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 9.
7. Edm. Harman, a groom of the Privy Chamber, one of the packers of woollen and other cloths, leather, pewter, and other merchandise, "to be packed, tonned, piped, barrelled, or by any meanes to be included, chested, or trussed" in the city of London, with the moiety of the fees paid for packing, weighing, and numbering merchandise (scale of fees set forth). The preamble states that collusion between the common packer of the city of London, appointed by the mayor, and the merchants has defrauded the revenue; and that upon the customers of London deputing one of the waiters of the Custom House to be jointly present with the said common packer at the packing of merchandize, the officer so deputed (for want of the King's patent), not only received no wages but was often repulsed by the said common packer. Del. Berechurch, 7 Sept 28 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 15.
8. Sir Th. Audeley, the Chancellor. Mortmain licence to alienate lands called Porters in Ardeleigh, and Dedham, Essex, now in tenure of Th. Butler, and tithes in Bures which belonged to the late priory of St. Botolph, Colchester, and which the said Thomas had by patent 26 May last; to Wm. Jaye, clk., rector of Holy Trinity, Colchester, and his successors, in frank almoigne. Berechurche, 8 Sept. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 9.
9. Sir Th. Audeley, the Chancellor. Licence to alienate to John Cristemas a grange or farm called Dilbridge, in the parish of St. Botolph, Colchester, Essex, and all messuages, &c. thereto belonging called Colbaynes, Covent Pitells, Gloverslond Standefelds, Plomptons, Clapitell, Pipemedowe, le Hose and Square Medowe, the tenement and lands at Dilbridge called Ailemers, the wood and land called Oldlondwood, near the said farm of Dilbridge, the water mill called Estmylle, in the said parish, two meadows and a piece of land called "Gose Grene," near the said mill, and 6d. annual rent thereto belonging; a croft called "Est Crofte" and a little meadow called Labbok medowe thereto adjoining, the pasture called Horse pasture, and grove called Plomer's Grove, and the whole marsh thereto belonging in Old Hithe (?) ("in Veteri Hitha,") in the liberty of the town of Colchester; a piece of land at Browndowne, near Colchester, a rent of 2s. and service due to the said Thomas for a tenement called Lavenhams, with an orchard and one acre of land thereto belonging in Grinsted Strete in the said liberty, near "le lords Arbor" there, and all his right and interest therein; a like rent of 18d., service and interest in a moor called Kellett's Moore, near a lane called Childwell Lane; a like rent of 4s., service, &c., in a moor formerly of Sir Wm. Walgrave, lying on the west of Kellett's More; a like rent of 5s. 4d., &c., in a field near the cross called Hithe Crosse, and a like rent of 8d., &c. in a meadow called Est mede, all in the said liberty. All the premises are parcel of the late priory of St. Botolph, Colchester, which the said Thomas lately held by patent 26 May last. Berechurch, 8 Sept. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 9.
10. John Wentworth, sen. Licence to alienate a wood called Cossell Woode, tenements, woods, and lands called Jones, Belds, Adnothes, and John Atte Woodes, in the vill and parish of West Donylond, Essex, parcel of the manor of Estmersey, and all other lands, &c., late parcel of the said manor, which the said John holds in the vill of Westdonylond to Sir Th. Audeley, the Chancellor, and Christina his wife. Berechurche, 8 Sept. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 9.
11. Benedictine house or priory of St. Andrew, Maricke, York dioc., in the archdeaconery of Richmond. To continue, notwithstanding the Act 27 Hen. VIII., with Christabel Cowper as prioress. Del. Berechurche, 9 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 6.
12. Anth. Denny, a groom of the chamber. Site, &c. of the late priory of nuns of St. Mary, Chesthunt, alias Cestrehunt, alias St. Mary de Swetmannescrofte, Herts., now dissolved, and all messuages, houses, dovecots, gardens, &c. therein; and all manors, lands, &c. in Chesthunt, Brokesborne, Barkhamsted, Morles, Amwell, Mymmes, Wormeley, Tunford, and Hertford, Herts.; Waltham and Heyrothynge, Essex; Envyle, Midd.; and the city and suburbs of London, lately belonging to the said priory; with a fair to be held at the chapel of St. Giles, near Envile Chace, Herts., on the feast of St. Giles the Abbot, and the two days preceding; and free warren in all the grantee's demesne lands in Chesthunt. Annual value, 20l., to be held at a rent of 40s. Del. Berechurch, 9 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
13. Anth. Coope. Site, &c. of the late priory of the canons of St. Mary, Broke, Rutland, now dissolved, with the manor of Broke: and all other manors, messuages, &c. in Broke, Belton, Masthorp, Ridlyngton, Hameldon, North Luffenham, Okeham, Gunthorp, Bramston, Langeham, Cnossynton, Overton, and Wytewell, Rutland; Brynglyngton and Knowston, Leic.; and Sanford, Linc, lately belonging to the said late priory. Annual value, 46l. 18s. 10d. at the rent of 4l. 13s. 11d. as a tenth. Greenwich, 5 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Sept—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
14. Sir Th. Audeley, the Chancellor. Licence to alienate the manor called Blyndeknyghts, in Leyr de la Haye, Essex, and the rectory of Layer de la Haye, with its meadows, pastures, &c., lands and tenements called Colleslonde, and the manor or messuage, with appurtenances, called Buttelers, in Peldon, Essex, the wood called Frydaye Woode, and a croft called Canonfeld, near the same wood in Westdonylond, Essex, all parcel of the late priory of St. Botolph, Colchester—to Wm. More, clk., and Th. Pomell, clk., to the use of the said Th. Audeley and Christina his wife. Berechurche, 10 Sept.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 9, 10.
15. Edw. Clyfford. Licence to export 10 great horses. Del. Berechurche, 13 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
16. John Nerbonne, alias Blewmantell, a pursuivant at arms. To be a herald with the title of Richmount and 20 marks a year. Oking, 13 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche, 14 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 8.
17. Pet. Richardson, alien, goldsmith, a native of Holland, in the Emperor's dominions. Licence to have six servants or journeymen, natives or foreigners, for the making of "juells, woorks, and dyvyses" for Queen Jane, notwithstanding the Act 14 & 15 Hen. VIII. Esthamstede, 29 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurch, 15 Sept.— P.S. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 17.
18. Wm. Jonson, late of Great Toryton, Devon, tailor. Pardon for having killed, in self-defence, John Deyman, servant to John Nuttyn, at Toryton. Grafton, 7 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurch, 16 Sept.— P.S. Enrolled 6th Sept. Pat. p. 2, m. 16.
19. Wm. More, bachelor in decrees and one of the masters in Chancery. To be bishop of Colchester, suffragan of the see of Ely; the said William having been nominated along with Rob. Welles, prior of the monastery of St. Etheldred, Ely, by Thomas bishop of Ely. Ampthill, 23 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche, 26 Sept.—P.S. Pat., p. 2, m. 18. Rym., xiv., 577.
20. Mon. of St. Mary Ledes, Cant. dioc., assent to the election of Thos. Dey as prior vice Arthur Selenger, resigned. Ampthill, 28 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurch, 29 Sept.—P.S.
21. Hen. Byrde, yeoman of the chamber. Reversion of the offices of chief steward and bailiff of the manor or lordship of Allerton and Plumtree, Notts., and Rysley, Derb.; with the office of the beremesurer in the wapentake of Wryksworth, Derb., which Geo. Cunne now occupies. Endd. by Wriothesley as despatched at Windsor, 29 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Exch. Series.)
22. Jas. Morice, a gentleman usher of the chamber, and Wm. Morice, a steward of the chamber. To be in survivorship surveyors and receivers of all possessions recovered by the King from any person for debts to be received or levied before the justices of Common Pleas by writs of entry sur disseizin in le post, or by fines or otherwise; with fees of 40l. a year, and 6d. in the pound out of the issues of such possessions: on the revocation of patent 12 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII., authorizing the said James during pleasure to enter all possessions so recovered in cos. Devon, Soms., Dors., Kent, Surr., Suff., Berks, Glouc., Herts., Essex, Camb., Hunts., Northt., Linc., Rutl., Leic., Notts., Derby, and York, and other places in England, and to lease and otherwise approve the same from year to year. Ampthill, 21 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Sept.—P.S. Pat., p. 1, m. 22.
Titus. B. I., 189. B. M. 520. Weavers in Kent.
"Articles to be certified to my lord Privy Seal, according to his letter for the complaint of the weavers in the seven hundreds in the county of Kent."
1. That no clothier who has not had exercise in the craft of weaving for two years in his youth, use or have any loom. 2. That no clothier weaver, using to make colored cloths, shall use more than one loom. 3. That if the clothmaker has cause to complain of the weaver for not truly working the cloths, or the weaver cause to complain of the clothier for not paying him his duty, the parties shall complain to the next justice of peace, who shall assign one indifferent weaver and one indifferent clothier to settle it. 4. The Statute of 4 Edw. IV., cap. 1. ordering clothiers to pay ready money to their artificers, shall be put in execution. 5. If any clothier, tailor, cordwainer, or other artificer comes from any shire except Kent, into any of the seven hundreds to seek work, those who employ them shall be bound for their good behaviour, on pain of imprisonment. Signed: Edwarde Wotton—Thomas Wylford.
Pp. 2. Endd.: Concerning the weavers of Kent.


  • 1. A letter i in the date seems to have been lost in the margin by wearing away of the paper. A modern marginal note gives the date as 1536.
  • 2. Dr. Knight.
  • 3. See Vol. X., No. 563.
  • 4. Place and day and month blank in P.S.