Henry VIII: October 1536, 26-31

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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. "Henry VIII: October 1536, 26-31", Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 11, July-December 1536, (London, 1888). 349-378. British History Online. Web. 21 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol11/pp349-378.


October 1536, 26-31

26 Oct.
R. O.
873. Henry VIII. to —.
Letters missive in the same form as No. 821, unsigned, but dated 26 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII., with the postscript.
874. The Northern Rebellion.
R. O. Sixty-six forms of letters under the Privy Signet, referring to a previous summons to make ready with — (fn. 1) able men to attend the King, at an hour's warning, marching in person against the rebels in the North, and commanding the person addressed to meet the King at — (fn. 1) on the — (fn. 1) day of —. (fn. 1) Windsor Castle, — (fn. 1) day of — (fn. 1) 28 Hen. VIII.
R. O. 2. Sixteen other forms intended for churchmen who are directed only to send men to the King. Windsor Castle, — (fn. 1) day of —, (fn. 1) 28 Hen. VIII.
26 Oct.
R. O.
875. Cromwell to Mr. Gostwike and Mr. Stompe, Commissioners in North Wales.
As the monastery of Stradmarsell in Powes land was sold to lord Powis before the making of the Act, I require you to suffer lord Powis to occupy it, till at your coming hither I may show you further the King's pleasure. Leave all goods and chattels with lord Powis by bill indented, "mentioning every thing particularly." Windsor, 26 Oct. Signed.
In another hand: "Item, there is offered for the farm of Wymondesold, xll. for the which Th. Swalloo and Adam Gascoyn do sue."
P. 1. Add. Endd.: "My lord Privy Seal's letters;" and in another hand: Received "the 25th day of March."
26 Oct.
R. O.
876. Purgatory.
Wymburne, 26 Oct. Information against Edmund Thorpe, priest, for preaching purgatory, and that souls could be redeemed from it by money.
Lat., p. 1. Endd.
26 Oct.
R. O.
877. Thomas bishop of Berwick (fn. 2) to Dr. Bellysses.
Send word "qwatt ze thynke off yis cell off Elande." One Procter, chaplain of my lord Privy Seal, has the first vacation of the vicarage of Kyggylsweke (Giggleswick, Yorksh.); which vacation was granted to me by my lord prior of Durham and my brethren there, but in consideration of my lord's letters we yielded it to him. I beg you will get the same first vacation for me from Mr. Procter, and, as it was the first I should have had of such perpetuity, I would give him 20 nobles, 10l., or 20 marks for his goodwill. 26 Oct. Signed: "Thomas Berwicensis, suffragan to my lord of Duresme."
P. 1. Add. Endd.: "The prior of Hallyelonde" (Holy Island).
26 Oct.
R. O.
878. Anthony Brakynbery to [Cromwell?].
Your lordship was pleased to speak to the King for me for the preferof the "Lethes" that Anthony Heron had when he committed treason; and so by your command I entered for the King until he should be attainted. When my lord of Northumberland brought him before my lords of Westmoreland and Durham to be examined, he stuck to his opinions, and so was sent to York Castle, and Sir Thomas of Wharton sent to examine him there, who made a bill of his articles which Heron signed. Sir Thomas delivered the bill to my lord of Northumberland, who immediately appointed a session at Topclyff, where Heron was indicted. Now the learned men's opinion is that Northumberland had no authority for this and the indictment is void. The matter has been stayed to this day by favour, and they have put me clear from it, saying my servant made wrong information to your Lordship that he was attainted, and I had no right to enter. I beg your Lordship's help for he has friends, such as Mansell of York, who have been at London at this time, for what intent I know not. Pebletbe (?), 26 Oct. Signed.
Large paper, p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
26 Oct.
R. O.
879. The Northern Rebellion.
Examination of Chr. Ascue, 26 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII., before the lord Chancellor, lord Privy Seal, earls of Oxford and Sussex, lord Chamberlain, and the bishops of Chichester and Hereford, of the King's Council.
Yester even, 25 Oct., in the Queen's Chamber at Windsor Castle, he said to the Queen's Chancellor and Secretary: "As touching yonder matter of Clement Thorpe in Yorkshire [i.e., about the Benedictine nunnery of Clementhorpe by York], wherein I was suitor unto you before this, I understand th . . . . . . er those knaves which be now up in Yorkshire hath se . . . . . . m again; and the 300 marks which she h. . . . . . . . . ed to the Queen's Grace, she may yet have if ye think th. . . . . . . mete for her Grace to take them." On Mr. Chancellor asking how they might be safely conveyed he said that "her" brother-in-law (meaning one Elderkar) was at . . . . . . .; and he would find means to convey it. Thereupon they promised to move the Queen. He told the same tale to Margery Horsman, the Queen's gentlewoman. Told the Queen's Chancellor he had news by a servant of his, who, by means of Mistress Bekweth, a gentlewoman in Essex, had escaped from them, that they had gotten Pomfret Castle, and the first of them had had 18s. 8d. apiece from their townships. The said Elderkar, who is brotherin-law to the late abbess of [the said]d Clements Thorpe desired examinate to move that matter to the Queen's Council, and to offer them money, and the abbess herse[If] promised him 30l. for his labor. Examined why he did not report these tidings to the King's Council:—heard them on Tuesday night, and next morning went to the Rolls to inform my lord Privy Seal, but he had gone to the Court. Then, hearing in every man's mouth that Pomfret Castle was given over, he thought it needless to report.
ii. Harry Sais, servant to the said Ascue, deposes that about three weeks ago he went to Yorkshire for three horses of his master's, which were there with one Mr. Knevet at grass. Knevet showed him the country was up, and said he durst not deliver him the horses lest they should be taken from him, but promised to bring them himself by the west part. Then Mr. Knevet [went fo]rth towards Kendal, but was taken and sworn and suffered to pass on, as he sent word to my lady his wife. After five or six days examinate left, with one Mrs. Bekwith, and in coming through Ferrybrigges they were taken and told to swear to be true to God and the King. Said he would, and some one said "and not to us?" Answered: "If ye be true to the King, or else I would be loath to swear." Then one said: "If ye do not swear thus, to be true to God and to the King and to the commons, thou shalt lose thy head." So he swore "upon a little book that one of them brought forth of his sleeve." He and his fellow were taken to Pomfret town, where they besieged the Castle. Afterwards heard the Castle was taken, and that they would forward towards London. Asked "who s[hould se]nde them," and was told, the townships. The m[ost part] were without harness. Heard there were 20,000, but he thinks 10,000, mostly horse. Two days after, the Castle being won, the most part departed. He and his fellow came to Ferybrigge, where the gentlewoman waited for them, thence to Doncaster, where was mustering for the lord Steward, and thence hither. Showed these tidings to one Lassell, gent., who asked after his father in Yorkshire, to his master on Tuesday last, and to the duke of Norfolk on his way towards Grantham, and no one else.
iii. Fly-leaf endorsed "Bernard Flecher."
In Ap Rice's hand, pp. 5. Mutilated. Endd. "Liber decimus octavus."
R. O. 2. Fragment containing the depositions of . . . . . . . . . . . Thomas Hennage, Thos. Brompton, of Cherryburton, and John Benson and Ric. Dennyse, of Lincoln, as to the rising of the Commons, of whom Simon Moyne and Philip Bleesby were captains, but against their wills. The mayor of Lincoln ordered the Commons to wait upon him on the 5th of October, and delivered them harness.
In Ap Rice's hand, pp. 2. Mutilated round the edges. Notes in the margin in Derby's hand.
[26 Oct.]
R. O.
880. Rich. Cromwell to Cromwell.
My lord's Grace (fn. 3) has on receipt of your letters apprehended Moyne, the man of law, and this night, by my Lord's command, I have, with much business, taken George Wyndessor. My Lord intends to send them both up to the Court to-morrow, by some of my lord Admiral's servants. Lincoln, Thursday night. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
26 Oct.
R. O.
881. Sir Thomas Palmer to Cromwell.
Sends such news as there is. Hears suit is made to Cromwell for the house he dwells in. Has it by lease from 40 years to 40 years, and has spent 100l. on it, and, with Cromwell's favor, will not part with it, neither for gold nor silver, Calais, 26 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord of the Privy Seal. Endd.
26 Oct.
R. O.
882. J. de Morbecque to Henry Palmer.
I beg you to consider the long imprisonment of my four compagnons at Boulogne, and that they were taken within your Pale. If I knew the contrary, I would demand them in my own name, but I trust you will get them restored without expense at the place where they were taken, as I would do if Frenchmen had been taken by my men in the same way. I should like to know the form of the demand, and the reply made by the Sieur de Vervins to the lord Deputy. I beg for an answer by the bearer. Tournehen, 26 Oct. Signed.
As soon as any of my men can get a deer I will send you one.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A Monsyeur de Palmere a Campaigne.
27 [Oct.]
R. O.
883. Henry VIII. to the Duke of Suffolk and others.
We have received your letters of the 25th instant, with the postscript of the 26th, acknowledging sundry letters before to you addressed and describing your proceedings and the state of the country. We thank you: and whereas you desire to know our mind on two special points (1) whom you our lieutenant should leave as chieftain there if required to advance to the aid of Norfolk and Shrewsbury, and what number of persons you shall leave with him; and (2) if they write to you for an aid, what number of men you should send and with what captains. Our mind is :—1. That if our cousins send for you, which they will only do in the greatest extremity, you shall commit the charge of that country to you Sir John Russel and Sir Wm. a Parre, appointing to them only 1,500 men. And you our Lieutenant, our Admiral, Sir Francis Brian, Sir Anthony Browne, with all the rest of your bands, shall make your access to them in such sort as may be most beneficial to our affairs. 2. If, on the other hand, our cousins only desire you to send men; in that case you our Admiral and you Sir Anthony Browne with 1,000 horse, in case the 600 men last despatched towards you be arrived and the harness taken in, as you write it will be by Sunday night, shall hasten to join them with the same.
There arrived here this day 100 tall men sent by the bishop of Exeter whom we send to you. And whereas you write that you have prepared the furniture of Sir Ralph Evers keeping our castle at Scarborough with victual and gunpowder, although we thank you, yet remembering how you sent like furniture to Sir Ralph Elleker by one of the [Thimbelbyes] (fn. 4) gentlemen of those parts which, as it appeareth, came too late, and perceiving by the examination of divers traitors of that faction taken here, that many of the gentlemen there be not so whole as they pretend, we advise you to trust them no further than you must, suspecting that he that went to Hull "make not such diligence in his journey as he might have done." Finally you our lieutenant will remember that we wrote before we would reserve you to wait upon us if we should advance into those parts, and we require you to satisfy yourself therewithal and not depart, except in such case as we have appointed.
Draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 7. Endd.: (fn. 5) Minute of the King's letters sent to the [duke] of Suffolk, [x]xvij, [Oct.] Ao 28.
27 Oct.
R. O. S. P. I. 493.
884. Henry VIII. to Norfolk.
We have received your letters written from Welbeck on Wednesday last at midnight with others enclosed addressed to you that day by the earls of Shrewsbury, Rutland, and Huntingdon. The contents of both make us muse on matters generally rather than on the specialities of the same, how to provide a remedy in case anything went wrong. As you are now joined in company with Shrewsbury we doubt not you will direct things to our honor and the final defeat of the rebels; but you must either have provided for your safeguards before this, or else remain in greater danger than we expected. Your letters remind us of your politic device signified to us when you wrote to us from Cambridge, which we commended at the time; and as we cannot at this distance prescribe a certain order for your proceedings we desire you not to give stroke, if these letters come to your hands in time, unless you see some great advantage in it. But if the rebels seem too strong for you, or if you think any of Shrewsbury's company illdisposed, you shall withdraw to the passages of Nottingham and Newark, persuading Shrewsbury to do the like and fortify the same till we can repair to you with our army royal, "having ever more regard to the defence of us and of your natural country than to any dishonor that might be spoken of such retirement," for we assure you we would not expose our cousins of Norfolk or Shrewsbury or others with you to peril for any dominion we have on that side Trent. As to your promises to be made to the rebels to stay them till your forces are joined with the others, although we know you will lose no opportunity of damaging our enemies, we doubt not you will have such a temperance as our honor shall remain untouched by any certain grant of what you cannot certainly promise. Finally, whereas you desire us, in case of any mischance, to be good lord to your children, although we trust no such thing shall happen, yet we assure you that in such case we shall not fail to remember your children, "being your lively images," with our princely favor. Windsor, 27 Oct. at midnight, 28 Hen. VIII.
Corrected draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 11. Endd. The minute of the King's letters to my lord of Norfolk.
27 Oct.
R. O.
885. The Council to—.
Send herewith certain letters to gentlemen in "that" county to attend the King, advancing in person against the rebels now assembled in Yorkshire. Charge him to see them delivered. Windsor, 27 Oct. "in great haste." Signed: Thomas Audeleyk. chaunceler—Thoms. Crumwell—John Oxynford—Robt. Sussex—Edwarde Hereforde—Rich. Cicester—Wyllm. Sandys."
P. 1.
886. The Northern Rebellion.
Harl. 442, f. 138. B.M. Proclamation ordering victuallers and others who sell victuals by retail or in gross to assist in providing all kinds of victuals at reasonable prices for the army which will accompany the King to the North to repress the traitorous rebellion there.
Pp. 2 Modern copy. (fn. 6)
887. The Northern Rebellion.
R. O. St. P. 1. 495. An address to the rebels commencing "Alas, ye unhappy men, what frenzy, what folly," &c. Give them the choice whether to abide the danger of battle or to submit themselves to the King's mercy. Will in the latter case be suitors to the King for them. Signed: T. Norffolk, G. Shrouesbury, the King's lieutenants,—H. Exeter—Thomas Rutland—G. Hunttyngdon.
P. 1. Endd.. "The King's captains' exprobrations for the rebels."
27 Oct.
R. O.
888. John Williamz to Cromwell.
Writes more to show his duty than to declare news; for, since his coming to Stamford with Sir John Russell, matters were doubtful, and he knew Cromwell was informed of them by the Council. Since the coming of my lord of Suffolk, my lord Admiral, Sir Francis Bryan, and Cromwell's kinsman Mr. Richard, and before, of Sir John Russell and Sir William Ap[arre], he is bound to report their pains in matters concerning the rebellious. The duke of Suffolk and the Lord Admiral, ceremonies laid aside, have won the hearts of all; as for Sir John Russell and Sir Francis Bryan, "God never died for a better couple." Mr. Richard uses himself like Cromwell's kinsman. All desire nothing so much as to fight with the rebels. Will describe the gentlemen in Lincolnshire. In no country has he seen "such a sight of asses, so unlike gentlemen as the most part of them be." Knights and esquires are meeter to be baileys; men void of good fashion and, in truth, of wit, except in matters concerning their trade "which is to get goods only." Has been called by the Council to hear matters and keep a register of accusations, &c., so has had some practise with these gentlemen. Hitherto the Council has used them very gently, but when it comes to a straiter examination, if they have known more of this rebellion than they pretend, their dull wits will not hide it. Lyncoll, 27 Oct.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
27 Oct
R. O.
889. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
You will receive with this the bill of Mr. George's (fn. 7) charges laid out for him here. The 4½ yards damask and 8 yards taffeta narrow is owing to Chr. Campion, payable in April. I cannot get my lord's bill signed for the abbey of Frystock. I hope if the rebels were once subdued, as I trust they will be shortly, it would be soon despatched. My lord Privy Seal says he will take lord Beauchamp's money. Mrs. Alice wants money, for "dyning" (?) of the kersey, 5s. 3d.; for cruell, 2s.; and for silk, 18d. London, 27 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
27 Oct.
R. O.
890. John Perpownte to Lady Lisle.
I have been at Winchester with my young master, (fn. 7) who is merry and in good health, and learns well. I have paid for his costs for 27 weeks, xxvijti. iiijd. (i.e., 4d. a week), for a frieze coat, 5s. 10½d. and for a bonnet, 18d.; summa, 16s. 4½d. I have received of Robt. Cornewayll 11s. 1d. Against Christmas I will go to Winchester and buy him hose and shoes. I intended to have seen your Ladyship at Michaelmas, and spent nearly 3l. in apparel, but I could not get a penny from the good fellows who had my money, which was my let. The remnant of your mark was bestowed in the cap, shoes, and girdle. Two messengers have come to poor John Keysell, offering him good wages to keep a goshawk, but he will serve no man till he knows my lord's pleasure and yours, trusting you will be good to him. If not, he asks you to get my lord's letter for him to be with Dr. Dudley. Subberton, 27 Oct.
You shall receive the inventory.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais.
27 Oct.
Add. MS. 28,589, f. 94. B. M.
891. Count of Cifuentes to Charles V.
* * * Sends a copy of a letter from the ambassador in England. Has not thought it advisable to speak to the Pope on the matter of which he writes, for fear of incurring the danger which the ambassador wishes to avoid, that they might not know that the Princess is proceeding cautiously in this matter. If the Pope knew of it he might carelessly tell the French, and it would thus come to the knowledge of the King of England. Will, however, do it if the Emperor thinks it advisable. Rome, 27 Oct. 1536.
Sp., pp. 7. Modern copy.
892. The Pilgrimage of Grace.
Hist. MSS. Com. Report VI. 446. Letters and seditious devises moved by the commons.
1. Be it known generally how of late we have received, &c., directed unto us in this manner, Maister Povertye, the conductor, protector, and maintainer of the whole commonalty sendeth you all greeting in our Lord everlasting.—They intend the defence of the faith of Christ by licence of Henry VIII., who, though styled Defender of the Faith, yet by certain heretics of their time they see it confounded, not ashaming in open preaching to blaspheme the honor of God by spoiling and suppressing holy places, as abbeys, churches, and ministers of the same, and despising the laws of Holy Mother Church; blaspheming also our Lady and all other Saints, &c.—They call on all from 16 years and above, upon pain of death and forfeiting of goods, to be in readiness to aid them in maintaining the faith of Christ and his Church, the honor of the King, and of the common wealth.—Ends: and ever God save the King and send him good council.
2. Letter written to the bailiffs and constables.
Well beloved, we greet you well. And whereas our brother Poverty and our brother Rogers goeth forward openly for the aid and assistance of your faith and Holy Church, &c., for the reformation of such abbeys and monasteries now dissolved and suppressed without any just cause, and have sent to us for help,—We command you under pain of deadly sin to be at Stoke Green beside Hauksie Kirk on the 28th of October by 8 o'clock, in your best array, as you will answer for it at the dreadful day of doom, and on pain of pulling down your houses and losing your goods, and your bodies to be at the captain's will—there we shall take further directions concerning our faith, and good and laudable customs, and such naughty articles now admitted,—namely, first, that no infant shall receive the blessed sacrament of baptism unless a tribute be paid to the King; secondly, that no man under 20l. lands shall eat bread made of wheat, nor capon, chekyn, goose, or pig, unless to pay a tribute to the King; thirdly, every plowland to pay a tribute : with other extreme and urgent causes.
3. The oath of the honorable men [in the same terms as No. 705 (4).]
4. An order for Religious Houses [in same terms as No. 784 ii.]
5. Proclamation to the same effect and nearly in the same words as § 2.
R. O. 2. Proclamation, "By all the whole consent of the herdmen in this our pilgrimage for grace to the common wealth." Commanding that, to the intent to expulse "all villain blood from the King's grace and his privy council for the common wealth, and restoring of Christ's Church," none shall aid the earl of Darbie or any one not sworn for the common wealth; and that all of 16 years of age be on Cliderow Moor on Monday after Simon and Jude day.
P. 1. Small slip, mutilated. Endd.: "A commandment to the commons."
3. Another Proclamation.
R. O. "All commons stick ye together, rise with no great man to ye know his intent. Keep your harness in your own hands and ye shall obtain your purpose in all this North land. Claim ye old customs and tenant right to take your farms by a God's penny, all gressumes and heghtnynges to be laid down, then may we serve our sovereign lord king Henry the VIIIth. God save his noble Grace. We shall serve our lands lords in every righteous cause with horse and harness as custom will demand. Gentle commons, have this in your mind, every man take his lands lord and ye have need, as we did in Kendalland, then shall ye speed. Make your writing, command them to seal to grant you your petitions at your desire. Lords [spiritual] and temporal, have it in your mind, the world as it waveth, and to your tenants be ye kind, then may ye go on pilgrimage nothing you withstand, and commons to you be true through all Cristen land, to maintain the faith of Holy Church as ye have take on hand. Adieu, gentle commons, thus I make an end. Maker of this letter, pray Jesu be his speed. He shall be your captain when that ye have need."
28 Oct.
Royal MS., 7 C. xvi. f. 69. B. M.
893. Plate.
"A bill of parcels of gold plate."
A gold cup with a cover, having a rose of diamonds in the top and nine small diamonds round it, and three hanging pearls, weighing 242 cr. of the sun = 56li. 9s. 4d. A gold chain and pair of beads of Paris work, having gaudees of the Five Wounds, wt., 147 cr. of the sun = 34li. 6s. A salt of gold and byrrall, with a cover having roses upon it and a pomegranate for the knob, wt., 96 cr. = 3li. 14s. 8d. 28 Oct., 28 Hen. VIII.
P. 1.
28 Oct.
R. O.
894. Henry VIII. to the Earl of Derby.
We have received this day your sundry letters, one stating that you have advanced towards Sauley against the rebels, the other signifying the delivery to you of a letter written by that villanous traitor Aske, which you have sent to us still sealed as it was delivered to you. We thank you for your diligence, which we shall remember so that you and your posterity shall rejoice. If on your coming to Sauley you find the abbot and monks or canons restored again, of which they must either have been authors or abettors, you shall at once cause the abbot and certain of the chief monks to be hanged on long pieces of timber or otherwise out of the steeple, and the rest to be executed in such places as you think fit, putting the remainder of the people in no doubt of our mercy, but passing it over as though you took none else for offenders but the ringleaders, whom you cause to be presented to you by others, as it were for their excuses. You must have special regard to the apprehension of all such captains, and let none escape. And whereas you wrote to lord Cromwell for money; we have appointed Norfolk and Shrewsbury our lieutenants, and our council there to see you furnished as follows. First: in case they write to you to repair to them, you shall, after punishing the rebellion at Sauley, go to them with all possible speed; in which case they will supply you with money. And if they write that they have no need of your assistance, or think it expedient to forbear the stroke till we come with our army royal, you shall, after seeing good quiet in your parts, choose out of your own forces 2,000 or 3,000 of the best, and with them meet us at Nottingham or between it and Northampton, leaving substantial gentlemen behind you to preserve quiet. In this case also our said cousins shall see you supplied with money. Windsor Castle, 28 Oct., at midnight.
Pp. 3. Endd.: The minute to the earl of Derby.
28 Oct.
Harl. MS. 283. f. 258. B.M.
895. Henry VIII. to Sir Roger Bradshawe.
Thanks him for having collected his forces and joined the earl of Derby for the repression of the rebels in those parts. Desires him to continue with the earl until the said traitors are utterly subdued. Will consider his charges therein. Windsor, 28 Oct., 28 Hen. VIII. Signed with a stamp.
P. 1. Add.
28 Oct.
Harl. MS. 283. f. 259. B. M.
896. Henry VIII. to Sir Thos. Langton.
To the same effect. Windsor, 28 Oct., 28 Hen. VIII. Signed with a stamp.
P. 1. Add.
28 Oct.
R. O.
897. Henry VIII. to Sir William Leylande.
To the same effect. Windsor Castle, 28 Oct., 28 Hen. VIII. Signed with a stamp.
P. 1. Add.
28 Oct.
R. O.
898. The Northern Rebellion.
Nine copies of letters missive (not addressed), in the same terms as No. 821, but beginning "Right well beloved in God," and dated 28 Oct., 28 Hen. VIII., with the postscript added. Two of these copies are signed with a stamp, the other seven unsigned.
R. O. 2. Two unsigned copies of the same without date or postscript.
R. O. 3. Commencement of letters missive slightly different from the preceding, &c. "Right well beloved in God, &c. And for as much as the army appointed to attend upon our person repaireth—."
[28 Oct.]
R. O.
899. Thomas Gryce to Lord Darcy.
The bearer, Roger Ryshton, my lord of Derby's servant, will inform you further of his lordship's pleasure. Scribbled this Saturday.
P.S.—After the above was written one Smalpage, Sir John Nevyll's servant, brought word that a message shall this night come from my lord of Shrewsbury with news from the King. "I beseech your Lordship [let] me have soon knowledge thereof, &c."
Hol., p. 1, small page. Add.
28 Oct.
R. O.
900. Earls of Shrewsbury, Rutland, and Huntingdon to Lord Darcy.
According to your desire, we have written to my lord of Derby, as in the copy we have sent you by your servant: not doubting but that you will stay the commons of Kendall about my lord of Derby, according to the order taken at our last meeting. In haste, at Doncaster, 28 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: My lord is Steward (sic) sixth letter."
28 Oct.
R. O.
901. Shrewsbury, [Rutland, and Huntingdon], to Derby.
As my lord of Norfolk and we here have stayed the commons of Yorkshire, and every man is "sparpled" and retired home, and my lord of Norfolk returned to the King, and as we hear from lord Dercy that you, with your retinue, are to be on Monday next at Whalley Abbey; we charge you in the King's name to "sparple" your company without molesting the said commons. Dancaster, 28 Oct. Underneath in the earl of Shrewsbury's hand: "The true copy. G. Shrouesbury."
Headed: A copy of the letter sent unto the earl of Derby.
P. 1. Add. to: Lord Darcy. Endd.: To my lord of Derby from my lord Steward.
[28 Oct.]
R. O. St. P. i. 496.
902. Norfolk and others to Henry VIII.
The lords and gentlemen who went from us yesterday to the commons at Pomfret have returned. They have declared your pardon and despatched them all to their houses. The bearer has been present at all our conferences and will explain everything. Doncaster, Saturday. Signed by Norfolk, Shrewsbury, Rutland, Fitzwilliam, Sir Francis Talbot, Russell, Sir Anthony Browne, and Roger Radclyffe.
Add., sealed, and endd.
R. O. 2. Copy of the oath and articles sent up with the duke of Norfolk to the King.
Oath to follow their captain in their pilgrimage of grace for the preservation of the King and expulsion of villanous blood.
[Articles :—] For the maintenance of Faith and Church and the liberties of the [same]. That the laws may be used as at the beginning of the reign "when his nobles did order under his Highness." That subverters of laws of God and the realm may be corrected; as the lord Cromwell, archbishop of Canterbury, [the Lord Chancell]or, bishop of Worcester, and other "maintainers of the same sect." [General pardon?] and other articles.
Pp. 2.
28 Oct.
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903. Robert A[ske], captain, and Sir Thomas Percy to the Brethren of Watton.
Commanding them to deliver to bearer all goods within the lordship of Watton which belonged to William Smith and John Nettilton, who have deserted from "this our pilgrimage." Pountfret, Saturday, St. Simon and St. Jude's Day. Signed.
P. 1. Add. at bottom.
28 Oct.
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904. John Lord Zouche to Cromwell.
Sends his fee, desiring him to be good Lord to him in his rightful causes as he promised. His counsel will wait upon him. Harryngworthe, 28 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
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905. Jehan de Tovar to [Lord Lisle].
I have received your letter complaining of outrages committed by the Emperor's subjects within the English pale. I will make an example of such of the offenders as I can find.
You write that one Lancheloet de Chanp, an English subject, has been taken by some of my men, who made him compound with them.
Herenbault, who was one of the captors, explains to me that he took him for a Frenchman on the information of two burgesses of this town, and two other adventurers (names given). I have caused Herenbault to repay the money, and I have in prison two of the poor marauders, awaiting punishment. I send the money, which is three angelots, and the remainder which the said Lancelot has paid for his expenses I will cause to be paid when informed of the amount. As to the threats you say have been made to George, receiver of the customs at Escluse, I have taken such order between the said Herenbault and his son and all the others under me, that no one shall offend on account of this matter, and if the said George please to drink and make good friendship with them, I will make them drink together, after I have punished him "ung peu gracieucement" for associating with such a ragamuffin (hoespiliaers), not considering the kindness I have shown him in times past.
I have inquired about the five cows which you write have been taken from an English subject in the county of Guisnes, and my lieutenant informs me you wrote to him about three weeks or a month ago on the same subject, and that he found the said Merx Boen and Nic. de Joernee, with two other adventurers not belonging to my garrison, had taken three cows and two calves, on which my lieutenant made declaration how you demanded the said cows and calves, and the said compaignons swore that they took them on French soil, which was explained to the person sent to complain. Nevertheless I send you a certificate of the place of their capture. It is very difficult to maintain justice and preserve free intercourse with the friends of the Emperor. Long ago I commanded good men to examine the places about the Emperor's bounds, that every one might come and go securely.
I am glad to hear that the troubles in England are composed. Gravelines Castle, 28 Oct. 1536. Signed.
P.S.—I have proclaimed by sound of the drum that none of my men infringe the English pale, on pain of the halter, and I beg you to inform me if any such case occur.
Fr., pp. 4.
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906. Henry VIII. to Sir William Felding.
Commands him to be in readiness with horse and harness, with such servants and friends as he can command, to wait upon the King, who is determined to advance with an army royal against the rebels in the North. Windsor Castle, 29 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. Signed with a stamp.
P. 1. Add.
2. Letters to the same effect addressed to Ralph Worseley, groom of the Wardrobe of Robes, and Sir Geo. Throkmerton, will be found in Harl. MS. 238, ff. 260, 262, B.M.
R. O. 3. Three other copies dated and signed with the stamp, but not addressed.
R. O. 4. Two other copies not signed.
29 Oct.
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907. Henry VIII. to the Town of—.
Has resolved to advance with an army royal for the repression of certain traitors in the North, and commands them, in his absence, to watch and question all persons entering or leaving the town, having special respect to strangers and authors of flying tales. Windsor Castle, 29 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. Signed with a stamp.
Letters missive, p. 1. Not add.
R. O. 2. Three other copies.
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908. Henry VIII. to the Town and Port of Lynne.
To the same effect, with the addition of a clause that no stranger is to be allowed to land with any manner of weapon, nor are more than 20 strangers to be on land there at once. "Given under our signet," Windsor Castle, 29 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. Signed with a stamp.
P. 1. Add. to the mayor, customers, comptroller, searchers, &c.
R. O. 2. Four similar letters to Chichester, King's Lyme, Rye, and Portsmouth.
Add. MS. 19, 398, f. 43. B.M. 3. Another similar letter to the port of F . . . . Signed with a stamp.
P. 1. Address mutilated.
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909. Norfolk to the Council.
I came to this town this night late, and found the scantiest supper I had many years. I am weary with anxiety and have been in bed three hours, during which time I have been twice wakened, once with letters from my lord of Suffolk, and again with letters from the King of the 27th inst. I have served his Highness often without reproach, "and now, inforced to appoint with the rebels, my heart is near broken," and yet every man says I never served his Grace so well as in dissolving the enemy's army without loss to ours. I am unquiet as to how the King will take the despatching of our band.
"Alas, that the valiant heart of my lord Steward would not suffer him to have tarried about Trent, but with his fast hastening forwards to bring us into the most barren country of the realm, whereof hath ensued the effect that I saw long afore would fall." It was not fear which made us appoint with the enemy, but the cold weather and the want of room to house more than a third of the army, and of fuel to make fires. Pestilence in the town was fervent, and where I and my son lay, at a friar's, 10 or 12 houses were infected within a butt's length. On Friday night the mayor's wife and two daughters and a servant all died in one house; nine soldiers are dead. There was not within five miles of the town one load of hay, oats, peas, or beans left. It was therefore impossible to give battle or to retreat, as we had no horse and they all the flower of the North. Never prince had a company of more true noblemen and gentlemen, "yet right few of soldiers but that thought and think their quarrels to be good." Those who came with my lord Marquis and me would have done their parts "and the noblemen of the rest, but I fear what the others would. My Lords, what case we were in when Roger Ratclyff and I wept secretly together I report me to you. Neither of us both, but with good will would have be prisoners in Turkey to have had it at the point it is now, though not as we would it were, and yet once again my lords, woe ! woe ! woe worth the time that my lord Steward went so far forth; for and he had not, ye should have heard other news. Fye ! Fye ! upon the lord Darcy, the most arrant traitor that ever was living, and yet both his sons true knights; old Sir Robert Constable as ill as he, and all his blood true men." Finally, if the King should write to me to gather the army again it is impossible, and, "for God's sake, help that his Highness cause not my lord of Suffolk to put any man to death unto my coming, nor openly to call the lord Darcy traitor." Tuxford, Sunday morning.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd., received last day of October.
29 Oct.
R. O. St. P. i. 497.
910. Shrewsbury, Rutland, and Huntingdon to Henry VIII.
According to the appointment taken by my lord of Norfolk and me, this morning we learn by Chester and Carelhill heralds that the rebels in Yorkshire are "disparpled" at Pomfret, and all gone over Ferry Bridge home. So we have this day dissolved your army here, and sent your ordnance to Nottingham according to your commandment. Dancastre, 29 Oct., 1 p.m. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
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911. John Gostwyk to Cromwell.
I have today paid the retinue of the King's army under Norfolk, Shrewsbury, and others, their wages, conduct money, &c. out of the money you sent by John Freman. There remains in my hands only about 50l. which I suppose I must deliver to Rutland at Nottingham for the charges of gunners and the ordnance to remain in the Castle. I have paid much to my lord of Exeter, especially in conduct money, they have come so far. I have written every day this week, especially on Friday last, when communication was had between the rebels of Yorkshire and the lords of Norfolk and Shrewsbury. I hope that communication may be to the King's honor. I have had but two letters from your Lordship this fortnight, one by Anthony Roke and the other by John Freman. I beg you will favour my friend Mr. Beckwith, who has faithfully served the King at his own cost with six men in harness, and can give you better information of all this business than any man. Tickhill Castle, Sunday night.
Advises thanks to be given to the duke of Norfolk. Darcy's servants have spoiled and robbed much since the surrender of Pomfret Castle. Has written to him this day and expects an answer tomorrow. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Cromwell, Privy Seal. Endd.
29 Oct. 912. Darcy to the earls of Shrewsbury, Rutland, and Huntingdon.
The Captain and we have already sent in post to all the commons of Cumberland, Westmoreland, Kendal, the side of Lancashire and Craven, and all others of the North, to leave besieging of houses and disperse homewards, according to the order and promise made at our last meeting at Doncaster. Sunday after St. Simon's Day and Jude.
Half page, from Darcy's Letter Book (No. xxix.).
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913. Rich. Cromwell to Cromwell.
On Friday last my lord Admiral, Sir John Russ[ell] and I "attendant upon them" arrived at Lowthe, where we found the people very hollow. Nevertheless tonight all the harness and weapons in those parts will be brought to Lincoln, where we arrived this night. For the same purpose Mr. Brian has been at Horncastle, and Mr. Brown at Market Rason. The lord Admiral and the army are in good health. Cromwell doubtless has heard the news from Yorkshire. Lincoln, Sunday. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
9 Oct.
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914. Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam to Henry VIII.
Came to Stamford with such diligence that he brought neither bed, coat, gown, nor, in manner, other apparel but what he has daily on his back. Asks leave to come to the King now the rebels and traitors are "sparpled" and no longer keep the field. Had lever than the half of his goods, to speak with the King for one half hour. Lincoln, 29 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: My lord Admiral. R. the last day of Oct.
29 Oct.
R. O. St. P. ii. 380.
915. Deputy and Council of Ireland to Henry VIII.
Since the prorogation of Parliament we have considered the effect of your several letters by Wm. Body and Robt. Cowley, clerk of the Crown of Chancery, noting a remissness in us that we devise no means of alleviating your extreme charges. By the letters we sent by Wm. Body the matter was as deeply proponed to Parliament as we could devise. The inhabitants of Dublin, Meath, Kildare, and Uriel have been so spoiled that the 20th of their revenues would amount to very little and yet be more than they could bear. Advise the King to "frame" the earl of Ossory and his son that revenues may be levied in Kilkenny, Tipperary, Waxforde, and Waterforde as they are here. As the season approaches when Englishmen cannot serve 500 or 600 of the worst of the army might be dismissed. A further reformation is most necessary in Leinster between Dublin and Waterford, and for this, as most of the army have "been so noseled in robbery, disobedience, and other offences," other should be appointed in their place. Dublin, 29 Oct. Signed.: Pour Leonard Gray—J. lord of Trymleteston your Grace's Chaunceler—Georgius Dubliness., your Grace's chaplain—J. Rawson prior of Kyllmaynam—Willm. Brabason—Gerald Aylmer, justice—Thoms Luttrell, justice—Patrick Fynglas, baron—John Alen, Mr. of your Rolles.
Add. Endd.
29 Oct.
Calig. B. iii. 293. B. M.; Pinkerton's Scotland. ii. 490.
916. John Penven to [Sir Geo.] Douglas.
Hears the King (fn. 8) will not have the Duke's (fn. 9) daughter. He is yet at Lyons or else at Rowane somewhat "a crased." He is the worst spoken of man, of his own servants, in the world. They say he has beggared all Scotland. And now here with a servant or two running up and down the streets of Paris buying every trifle himself, and every carter pointing at him and saying "yonder goes la roy de Escosse." Some say he will desire the French king's daughter, others Dunbar, a ship and 2 or 3 horses. He has sent Ric. Carmechell into Scotland with letters and tokens to the lord of Loch Leven's wife; so some say he will have her. All are weary of him and wish him under ground. None can say whether he will come soon or tarry all winter. There are with him Oliver Synkler, Robt. Gibs, And. Wod, John Talland, and Jas. Maxwell of Rowen and M. Esturmaill steward of the duke of Vendome's house. George Stele "and his chapell is in Rowen"; John Drumond, Hen. Kempt and the rest in New Haven. No Scotsman dare move your matters to the King, who hates the sight of them that favor you; nevertheless I will do your commandment. The earl of Moray asked the King where his minion Sir James (fn. 10) was, and the King said he had "fawttid sore to him and should never have his favor again. Nay, said the earl, by the wounds of God, he cannot fawt to you though he should dryte in your hands." The earl whispered to a friend of yours "Where is your masters now? Why are they not doing? They should have now friends enough." George Stele has threatened to have Mr. Adam Otterburn hanged for speaking to my lord and you when ambassador in London. Notes the displeasure the earl of Moray bears the King; but advises [Sir George] to attempt nothing without the king of England's help. Tomorrow I will go secretly towards John of Drummond, for if it were known that I spoke to him he were undone. If you write, send your letters to Geo. Howm in Depe for I will tarry here no longer than I must. Wrote 19 Oct. from Depe. Rowen, 22 Oct.
P.S.—Gawine comes nightly to me with news.
Copy, p. 1. Broad sheet. Endd.: The copie of Penven his lettre to the lord Douglas.
Pinkerton's Scotland, ii. 492. ii. Same to Same.
Since landing in France I have been riding every day, and I have been at Hartflowe and New Haven. Took Gawyn with me to bring your friends to me while I keep close. He went to the man I was specially sent to, who was glad of my coming, but would not see me. The King had written to him not to leave the ship in which his treasure and raiment lay. You have no foe with the King save the earl of Argyle. John of Bartoun came lovingly to me in Hartflowe. Sir James Hamilton is out of favour, and the King said upon the sea to John of Drummond, "If I would but once look merely upon the earl of Angus, Sir James would drowp; for by the wounds of God, said the King, for all Sir James' bragging, the earl of Angus and he never met but Sir James turned ever the back seams of his hose." Having made appointments with your friends, I returned to Rowen, where I heard an inkling of an appointment between the French king and king of Scots. Next morning posted towards Paris to learn the truth. A league on this side Ponttoyes, I met lord Askyne and the abbot of Couper hastening to New Haven, on their way to Scotland to receive Dunbar to the King's use. The king of Scots shall marry Madame Magdalen, the French King's eldest daughter. They shall be "made handfast 25 Nov, either at Blois or Amboise where now both Kings are. The marriage shall be at Paris, and on the same day the duke of Wandone's daughter, which the King should have had, shall marry the count of Anvars. The King is much made of and treated as the Dolfynne was, with the Dolfynne's servants to wait on him. A sage merchant of France told me the two Kings would have the king of England with them this winter. The French king can deny the king of England nothing, he loves him so well; wherefore if you desire favour of the king of Scots, get the king of England, your master, to obtain it through the French king, to whom the king of Scots will deny nothing. Meanwhile I shall move your friends to get the King's malice abated. "Lyberton is kind after the old fashion with many more if they durst express it." You should solicit the King's letters to be with the French king before the marriage, which will be on St. Katharine's Day. (fn. 11) Write to me in Depe to Geo. Howm. This is the third letter I have written you since coming to France. Either we must obtain the king of Scots' favour before he leaves France or never. Paris, 29 Oct.
Copy, p. 1. Broad sheet. Endd. by Darcy: "The true copy of the Scotch letters taken of late from a Scot, good, as I think, to be seen."
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917. Sir Clement West to Cromwell.
Please be a mean to the King for the recovery of my small substance Mr. Brereton had in custody. I presumed to write of it to his Highness and the duke of Norfolk and your Lordship; at which time I knew not of your promotion, of which I am as glad as any. I have often said you would be a great man.
I presumed to send my lord's Grace aforesaid, a proxy, and named your lordship one. "Dr. Mablesteyn, sub-prior at St. John's, writes that he will do for me: he knows all my business."
Please cause the "steme" of Slebech to be moderate for the tenth which is 18l., "and when I had most for it with mortuaries and frarys which be now a nulled and were better than 20l. by year, which is too great decay of my poor living," considering my charges and trouble in maintaining the honor of his Highness. All turcoplyars before me have had "the grace magystrall," and I nothyng.
Desires the King's recommendations to the Master and Council for justice between the lord of St. John's and himself for the commandry of Melchborne in Bedfordshire, which was withheld from him by maintenance of the cruel Lyl Adam. Malta, 29 Oct. 1536.
On the 20th letters came that the Master, in Provyns was dead; wherefore was elected great master a Spaniard in Spain, John de Howmedes. "He hath but one eye, lost the other at the siege of Rhodes, wise and much experient in the Religion, valiant and just, he was with Lyl Adam before his Highness."
"From Venice came letters, the Great Turk prepares 200 galleys besides palandrys and other vessels to be ready be all March."
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Sealed. Endd.
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918. Henry VIII. to Walter Walshe, Gentleman of the Privy Chamber.
Lately commanded him to prepare 200 men to attend the King in the intended journey against the rebeis in Yorkshire. Commands him, as the rebels have submitted, to return home, to give the King's thanks to those who came with him, and to be ready again, at reasonable warning, if necessity requires. Windsor Castle, 30 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. Signed with a stamp.
Letters missive, p. 1. Add.
R. O. 2. Four copies of similar letters missive dated as above, but not signed or addressed, one being to a bishop. The number of men to be prepared is given in one copy as 140; in the rest it is left blank.
30 Oct.
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919. Cromwell to Sir Thos. Butler.
I have received your letters and instructions sent by your servant, and declared your diligence and approved trust to the King, who gives you his hearty thanks. I rejoice to hear of the towardness of the earl of Derby and the loyalty of your gentlemen and others in those parts, the sequel of which truth shall not be more acceptable to the King than beneficial to yourselves, as a thing preserving that policy without the which they that have most gotten by their honest industry should be in worst case. I have procured the letters of thanks you desired, and send them by the bearer. I desire you to be vigilant "nowe in this queysie tyme." Windsor, the penultime of October. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
30 Oct.
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920. Sympathy with Northern Insurgents.
Information of Edward Umfrey to me, Sir William Goryng, sheriff of Sussex, 30 Oct. 28 Henry VIII., what words George Brantwhet alias Browne spake in James Browne's house at Fetelworth on Saturday night last.
Was talking with one Kember and Stapeller when he heard the said George and Nich. Sawyer, (fn. 12) a soldier of lord Matravers, talking loudly. Heard George call Nicholas a traitor; and, on inquiry, found it was because Nicholas had said he wished he and his fellow soldiers had "gone to these whoresons" in Lincolnshire. Witness said, "As many as rose against our sovereign lord the King are traitors, by God's blood! and as many as taketh their parts; and if the King would command us, I would we were there amongst them." George replied, we were better at home, "for if ye come there ye shall find them there one man good enough for two of the best should come out of this country." Witness "went near unto" George, and said he would like to try it with one of them. "Try it with one of them," said George. "By God's blood! what! wouldst thou try it with one of them ?" Suspected George to be a spy, as he said he dwelt in Boston, 27 miles from Lincoln, and had been in every shire in England, and was going to Arundel, and would take a house in Fittelworth, and dwell there. George said, further, that many knights and gentlemen were compelled by the commons in Lincoinshire to follow them, and that the beginners were "one Jak Cobler, ij. plumbers, a priest, and a tailor."
ii. Further, Sir William examined Nicholas Harte, soldier to lord Matravers:—
Who says he met Kember and Stapler of Amberley, who were there to take up soldiers for my lord of Chichester. Said he heard that the Lincolnshire men had retired. George said, "Yea, marry, that is true," they were back home on Wednesday last. Said they were traitors, and George said, "Callest thou them traitors? They are Englishmen as well as thou art; and thou art a traitor in thy words speaking; and go thou thy ways when thou wilt, and thou shalt never bring tidings back again; and Edward Umfrey and thou wilt do great acts unto them, and as many as you do kill there I will have the skins of them. There is two or three tanners there, and they shall make clothing leather of the said skins." Signed: "By me, Wyllyam Goryng."
Pp. 3.
R. O. 2. Examination of George Brantwhet alias Browne, by me, Sir William Goryng, sheriff of Sussex, 30 Oct., 28 Hen. VIII.
Has dwelt three years at Boston, Linc., with his wife Isabel, as Nicholas Roberson, merchant of the Staple, Anth. Roberson, his brother, Robt. Merys, Hen. Fox, butcher, and others of Boston can tell. Examined what he knew of any rising in Lincolnshire or Yorkshire; says he first heard of risings when one Venysent and John Below were taken from Legborne Abbey and imprisoned at Lowyth, and also George Parker, servant likewise to my lord Privy Seal. Was never privy to the rising or with the traitors. Heard that "one Jak Cobbler, ij. plumbers, a priest, and a tailor" rang the common bell at Louth and began the rising, which was said to be due to the pulling down of abbeys and taking of church goods. About 7 Oct. the traitors sent to Boston to join them, but the townsmen refused, and Nich. Roberson, Wm. Spynkys and others sent Brian Adler, Wm. Kydd, John Wade, and examinate to the earl of Shrewsbury for advice. The earl sent a letter to the town, 9 Oct., a copy of which examinate gave to George Parker, servant to my lord Privy Seal, between Ware and London. Left Boston on St. Luke's day last, and baited at Borne, where he met George Parker. They went together to Peterborough that night, thence to Buntyngford, and next day to London, where they parted. Tarried two days, and on the third came to Kingston, on the fourth to Chydyngfold, and on the fifth to Fittelworthe, where he has continued five days. Examined why he left his country: he says only for debt. Asked to whom he owed money or who threatened to trouble him for debt: replies that no man demanded any debt of him nor minded him any trouble, but he was afeared that they would. Gives the names of his creditors and the debts he owes in Boston, viz., to Nicholas Fylde, 12s.; to Sir John Syke, priest, 20s.; to Wm. a Borow, 15s.; to John Dey bellman of the same town, 6s. 8d.; and also 6s. 8d. to one Thos. Browne, attorney of the law; and 3s. 8d. to one William Walter.
Signed by me Wyllyam Goryng.
Pp. 3. The two leaves found apart.
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921. Norfolk to the King's Council.
Thinks Butler, the messenger, has told them that he will be at Court on All Hallow Day, but, both from weariness and because his horses will not serve him to ride so fast, will not be at Windsor before Thursday at dinner time. Has brought Sir Rawff Ellercar and Robt. Bowes sent by the lords and commons to the King. As they were with the rebels (though they were taken by force, one out of Hull, the other out of Barney Castle), wishes to know whether he shall bring them directly to Court or leave them in the town till he and lord Talbot have spoken with the King. Intends to lie at Lambeth on All Hallow day at night. Grantham, Monday, two hours before day.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd. Sealed.
30 Oct.
Hist. MSS. Com. Report vi. 446.
922. Earl of Derby.
His letter to the gentlemen immediately on receiving the letter of Shrewsbury, Rutland, and Huntingdon of the 28th. [See No. .]—After mentioning the receipt of the above from Berwick the King's herald, and the proclamation of it at Preston, he desires them to go home, but to be ready to serve the King when he (Derby) shall command. Preston, Sunday [should be Monday], (fn. 13) 30th Oct., 11 o'clock.
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923. William Gonson to Cromwell.
Though traitors be your enemies, God shall work for the King our master. Must have for the things he, by Cromwell's command, sent to Bristol for, 96l. odd; as appears by a bill he left with his wife, to whom he begs it may be paid, that she may content those who "daily cry upon her for it." Lincoln, 30 Oct. 1536.
Hol., p.1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
30 Oct.
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924. William Babthorpp to Lord Darcy.
Desires by bearer any further news of "this great matter," with instructions what to do. Has sent by Hugh Wylford, servant to Sir Robert Constable, for the making of beacons in the East Riding. Thinks nightly watch should be kept, in every church steeple in the low country, for the burning of the beacons: for making and watching them, a letter from Mr. Sheriff or Sir Robt. Constable were expedient. Thinks order should be made for the ceasing of spoil, which is continually made—and mostly by those who staid at home last journey—and for restitution of things spoiled since the peace taken betwixt Norfolk and Darcy. Osgodby, 30 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
30 Oct.
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925. Jehan de Tovar to Lord Lisle.
I sent yesterday a gentleman to you whom you informed that the Emperor had taken Marseilles. I send the bearer to request you will inform me if the news is true, and from whom you have received it. Gravelines, 30 Oct. 1536. Signed.
Mutilated. Fr., p. 1. Add.
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926. Thomas earl of Wiltshire to Cromwell.
Last Sunday night received the King's letters, dated 21st inst. commanding him to go to Northampton with 300 men by Nov. 7. It is very hard for him to be there by that day, as the letter was so long in coming to him, as Cromwell's clerk, Jeffrey, the bearer, can show. Has come here today and appointed the said number or very near to be with him here tomorrow night or Sowlmas day in the morning.
As it is rumoured that the rebels have fled or yielded, asks for further orders. London, Hallowmas even.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O.
927. Henry earl of Cumberland to Henry VIII.
Before my last letters to your Highness I had sent my son to Berwick because it was impossible to convey him to you by policy for fear of the commons who were then up everywhere. In going to Berwick he was espied, and fled to Carlisle Castle, where he lay four days unknown. Then the commons of Westmoreland and Cumberland besieged Carlisle, and the townsmen would have surrendered, but my son came forth among them and said he "would stand as my deputy their captain and jeopardy his life with them;" so they promised not to give over the town. The commons passed by for that time, but it is said they will assault it again within eight days; and you know there is there neither ordnance nor powder, and the walls are putrified and down. I have continually written to your Grace, but my servants have been taken by the commons, "and lastly my lord of Norfolk took my letters, not doubting but your Grace had the same, wherein I declared unto your Grace" how the commons had robbed my parks. Since then they have spoiled my houses at Bardon and Carleton, which were so strong as to take three days in breaking. They have stolen my money and destroyed my evidences, and yet threaten to slay me and my servants. At my castle of Skypton, 31 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.: Berffelde.
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928. Darcy to Shrewsbury.
As the bearer, Thos. Kelke, my bailly, of Tempillnewsum, can declare, "I have had more businesses to do with all the help of my cousins and friends, besides the most special letters that could be devised by Mr. Aske, grand captain, and sent to the commons of the wild countries of Cumberland, Westmoreland, Kendal, [Lancashire] (fn. 14) Furness, Dent, Sedber, and Craven, and others like countries, and great numbers that I found here in Pontfrett with my lord Scrope, Sir Chr. Danby, Sir Wm. Malyeree, and many others at my return hither, "all of the rear ward," amounting, by the best information Darcy and Sir Ric. Tempest can obtain, to at least 20,000 men, and calling themselves 30,000, to order them to disperse, than we have had "both with the vaward and body of the whole battles." For in them were many well-willed lords and knights, and in the rearward few men of worship but wild people. Your letters sent to the earls of Derby and Cumberland, with others sent by the Captain and us to the commons of the rearward have, since Norfolk's departure, been the clear saving of the lives of the said earls. All Hallow even, 1536.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my lord Steward. Endd.
R. O. 2. Copy of the preceding, docketed by Darcy below: "The true copy of my letter to my 1. Steward." Endd.
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929. Lord Darcy's Letter Book.
"Ao 1536. Book of the true declaration of my parts and acts, as appears by the copies herein registered, since the insurrections in Lincolnshire. In October anno predicto."
i. T. D. to the lord Steward, 6 Oct. [See No. 565.]
*** Underneath this letter, in § 2, is written, "A true copy sent by Sir Arthur to my lord Steward."
ii. Sir Arthur Darcy to his father. Worshop, 7 Oct. [See No. 592.]
iii. T. D. to Sir Arthur Darcy. Pontefret Castle, 8 Oct. [See No. 605.]
iv. T. D. to the earl of Cumberland. Tempilhirst, 6 Oct. [See No. 564.]
v. H. C. [Henry earl of Cumberland] to T. lord Darcy. Skipton, 8 Oct. [See No. 604.]
vi. T. D. to the lord Mayor of York. 9 Oct. [See No. 627.]
vii. T. D. to Sir Brian Hastyngs. 11 Oct. [See No. 664.]
viii. Ric. T. [Sir R. Tempest] to T. lord Darcy. Bollyng, Friday, 13 Oct. [See No. 695.]
ix. T. D. to Sir Ric. Tempest. 14 Oct. 1536. [See No. 695 ii.]
x. John [lord] Scrope to my lord of Cumberland. Bolton, St. Wilfred's Day (12 Oct.). [See No. 677.]
*** In the margin of § 2 this letter is headed, "Vera copia of my lord Scrop is lettre that cam with Sir Ric. Tempest lettre."
xi. Darcy to Henry VIII. Templehirst, 6 Oct. 1536. [See No. 563.]
*** In the margin of § 2 this letter is headed, "Vera copia of my first letter sent to the King's Grace by Sir Arthur's servant."
xii. Instructions and credence sent with the letter to the King. [See No. 563 (2).]
xiii. Henry VIII. to lord Darcy. Windsor Castle, 8 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. [See No. 598.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of the King's first lettre and not thaunswer to my lettre."
xiv. Henry VIII. to lord Darcy. Windsor Castle, 9 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. [See No. 611.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of the King's second letter answer to my first letter."
xv. Darcy to Henry VIII. Pountfret Castle, 13 Oct. [See No. 692.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of my second letter sent unto the King's Grace by Myddilton and none answer thereof."
xvi. Instructions further sent to the King, 13 Oct. [See No. 692 (2).]
xvii. Henry VIII. to Darcy. Windsor Castle, 13 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. [See No. 687.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of the King's third letter."
xviii. Darcy to Henry VIII. Pountfret Castle, 17 Oct. [See No. 760.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of my third letter to the King's Grace sent by Sir Arthur, and none answer thereto."
xix. Remembrance for Sir Arthur Darcy to declare to the King. 17 Oct. [See No. 760 (2).]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of instructions sent with the said third letter, and none answer thereto."
xx. [Darcy] to Henry VIII. Pountfret, 17 Oct. [See No. 761.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of another letter sent unto the King's Grace the same time, and none answer, —4th."
xxi. Shrewsbury to Darcy. Nottingham Castle, 12 Oct. [See No. 675.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of my lord Steward's first letter sent to me."
xxii. Shrewsbury, Rutland, and Huntingdon to Darcy. Nottingham, 13 Oct. [See No. 694.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of a letter sent from my lords of Shrewsbury, Rutland, and Huntingdon."
xxiii. E. archbishop of York, T. lord Darcye, T. Magnus, G. Darcye, Arthur Darcye, R. Constable, and W. Babthorpe to Shrewsbury. Pomfret Castle, 15 Oct. [See No. 729.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of one letter sent from the lords and others in Pomfret Castle to my lords of Shrewsbury, Rutland, Huntingdon."
xxiv. Shrewsbury, Rutland, Huntingdon to lord Darcy. Nottingham, 15 Oct. [See No. 731.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of the ij. letter sent b[y the] lor[ds]."
xxv. Darcy to Shrewsbury, Rutland, and Huntingdon. 15 (should be 16) Oct. [See No. 739.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of a letter sent [t]o my lords of Shrewsbury, Rutland, and Huntingdon, answer to their ijd letter."
xxvi. Shrewsbury, Rutland, and Huntingdon to Darcy. Newark, 16 Oct. [See No. 740.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of the third letter sent from my lords of Shrewsbury, Rutland, and Huntingdon."
xxvii. Same to Same. Newark, 17 Oct. [See No. 757.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of another (iiij.) letter sent from my lords of Shrewsbury, Rut[land, and Huntingdon]."
xxviii. Same to Same. Doncaster, 28 Oct. [See No. 900.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of the 5th letter sent from my lords of Shrewsbury, Rutland, and Huntingdon."
xxix. T. D. to Shrewsbury, Rutland, and Huntingdon. Sunday after SS. Simon and Jude's Day. [See No. 912.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of my third letter, answer to the said letter."
xxx. T. D. to Shrewsbury. All Hallow even. [See No. 928.]
*** Headed in § 2, "Vera copia of the iiij. letter sent to my lord Steward."
[Postscript of Letter Book.]— (fn. 15) Of the within-written letters and many more I have the originals. Besides the keeping of the hundred persons ordinary within Pomfret Castle, and other great charges, in trust every day to have had wages and furniture, as I had written for. In which, if I had been roundly served, I should have saved the King money and stayed the commons; for, with help of my cousins and friends, the castle of Pountfret and the bridges and passages of the waters of Ayr and Callder should have been kept.
(fn. 15) As I was never answered directly, nor succoured, we all were in despair, and reckoned the King was never truly advertised of my letters, &c.
Pp. 28. Worn and wormeaten.
R. O. 2. Another copy of the preceding, with the same heading written on a separate title page in Darcy's own hand; and containing an additional letter on the back of this title page, viz. from Darcy to Sir Thomas Metham, dated T[emple] Hurst, 6 Oct. 1536. (See No. 566).
The different letters in this copy have generally marginal headings of "Vera copia," &c.
Pp. 33. Many of the leaves of this copy were found apart.
R. O. 3. A copy of the P. S. to the preceding Letter Book.
Darcy's hand, p. 1.
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930. Retinue of the Earl of Shrewsbury.
Declaration of money paid by the earl of Shrewsbury by the hands of Anthony Nevell his paymaster to his retinue at Nottingham, Scroby, and Dancastre, against the rebels in Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, in October, 28 Henry VIII.
Number of retinue: captains 39, petty captains 38, soldiers on horseback 3,947.
Payments:—Coats; 3,947 coats at 2s. 6d., 498l. 7s. 6d. Wages; the the captains at 4s. a day, petty captains at 2s. a day, and soldiers at 8d. a day for certain days ending 28 October (gives numbers and pay of different companies without names "as appeareth by a particular book" thereof), 2,845l. 10s. Conduct money homewards after the dissolving of the retinue at Doncaster at 20 miles a day (various numbers of men at from one to six days' journey).
Total 3,759l. 14s. 2d. For which the said Earl has received from John Gostwike, treasurer of Tenths and First Fruits,—. (fn. 16) "And so remains in the hands of the same Earl"— (fn. 16).
Pp. 4.
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931. Sir Thomas Gryffyth and Others to Cromwell.
Yesternight, late, and this morning, we have received the King's several letters, dated 19 October, for the provision of victual, &c., in the town of Northampton, for the King and his army of 30,000 men. We have this day assembled in Northampton for the execution of his Grace's purpose. But as it is not mentioned in the said letters when, or how long, the King intends to be here, or what road he will take afterwards, we cannot make due provision. Soldiers from the army in the North parts report that the rebels are put to silence and are at a good stay. We beg to be informed by this bearer whether to proceed with the said provision or not. Northampton, All Hallowon even. Signed:—T. Gryffyth—Edmund Knyghtley—Edward Mountague—Willm. Saunders—Rychard Fermer— Thomas Andrewes—Thomas Cave—Thomas Lovett.
P. 1. Add.: To the lord Privy Seal. Endd. : 3 Nov.
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932. Lord Leonard Grey to Henry VIII.
Has, with the Council here, written that if no further enterprise is to be made, then, to reduce charges and considering the disorder of the army, 500 or 600 of them should be dismissed and the residue to remain to be chosen by Grey himself. Unless he has the choosing and sole command of this residue he will never have them at need; as experience has taught him. Previous deputies have had the letting of the King's lands, &c., selling of liveries and wardships, granting of pardons (except for treason), licences, placards, &c., whereby they gained both profit and influence. Has by his letters patent none of these privileges, so that neither for fear nor favor have people occasion to serve him. The deputy's assent should be necessary in everything so as to extend his influence. A deputy must use liberality beyond his ordinary charges, and now there is such dearth that three years ago he might live better on 1,000 mks. than he can now on 2,000 mks. Kilmainham, 31 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
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933. Lord Leonard Grey to Cromwell.
The Council since Body's departure have consulted together and written to the King that if no further reformation of the land is intended, 500 or 600 of the worst of the army should be dismissed. Will write plainly how he may serve the King.
Repeats the substance of his letter to Henry VIII. Is grieved to be unkindly handled by Wm. Brabason, who was Cromwell's servant and Grey's old acquaintance. Will not write particulars but wait until he may speak with Cromwell. Brabason bruits that "unkindness is put betwixt" them by the Master of the Rolls and others of the Council. The Master of the Rolls, Chief Justice, and Justice Houth have always begged that Brabason's unkindness may be overlooked. Brabason's ill will at the Master of the Rolls seems to be instigated by Agre, author of most of "the division here" who with his associates Poole, Cusake, and Walter Cowley allured Wm. Body to the same trade. Knew nothing of the Master of Rolls before it pleased the King and Cromwell to follow his advice. He seems to do as good service as any of his degree here. If he be not honest those who preferred him are not blameless. Begs Cromwell to find means to make Mr. Treasurer assist him (Grey) in the King's affairs. Kilmainham, 31 Oct. Signed.
Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
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934. Irish Army Accounts.
View of the account of Wm. Brabason, treasurer of the army in Ireland, made in October 28 Henry VIII.
i. Receipts:—Of Cromwell lord Privy Seal 1,800l., 3,751l. 16s. 8d., 5,166l. 13s. 4d. and 3,000l.; of Sir Wm. Skevington, late deputy, by Ant. Colley, 1,054l. 10s. 4d.; of Mr. Brereton, baron of the Exchequer in Chester, 66l. 13s. 4d.; of John Gostwike, 3,000l., 4,000l., 6,405l. 18s., and 5,000l.; gained upon the "new coin of the harp," 1,382l. 11s. (in 11,405l. 18s. sterling); due upon his account of attainted lands for 3 terms ended Mich. 27 Henry VIII., 1,064l. 15s. 7½d. Total 35,692l. 18s. 3½d.
ii. Whereof payments:—To Sir Wm. Skevington, deputy, his stipend at 51l. 5s. 8d. a month, 2 grand captains at 4s., 2 petty captains at 2s., 100 horsemen at 9d., and 100 foot at 6d. a day apiece, for 10 months, 2,455l. 16s. 8d. To lord Leonard Gray, marshal of the army, at 13s. 4d. a day with a grand and petty captains and 100 horsemen (wages as above) for 5 months; the same for 9 days at 13s. 4d.; the same as justice of Ireland 19 days at 36s. 5½d. a day; the same as deputy 9 months at 51l. 5s. 8d. with captain and petty captain and 100 horse (wages as before) for 10 months, and a captain of 100 foot 100l. 16s. with 100 foot at 6d. a day for 12 months; total 3,237l. 6s. 4½d. To Ant. Colley, to the use of Sir Wm. Skevington, his stipend as deputy 7 months, wages of grand and petty captain and 100 foot 6 months, of a captain at 3s. and 50 gunners at 6d. a day for 8 months, of grand and petty captain and 100 horse for 17 months (amounts detailed); total 3,070l. 15s. 8d. Matt. Skevington, grand captain with his petty captain and 100 horse, 13 months. Edw. Aglionby, ditto, 13 months. Thomas Dacre, ditto, 23 months. John Keylewey, ditto, 3 months. Thos. Aglionby, captain of 80 horse with wages of grand captain at 4s. a day for 5 months and petty captain at 2s. a day for 1 month and the 80 horsemen at 9d. for 5 months. Edward Doudeley grand captain with petty captain and 100 horse, 13 months. John Musgrave, captain at 3s. a day and 69 horse for 10 months. Sir Edw. Bassenet or Barsenet clk. to the use of John Musgrave, wages of him and his men as above for 3 months, and as a grand captain with petty captain and 100 horse for 12 months. John Aleyn, Master of the Rolls for 10 horse, 11 months. Gerald Aylmer, chief justice, ditto. Fras. Herberte, captain at 3s. 4d. and 20 horse for 11 months. Wm. Brabason himself at 6s. 8d. a day and 10 horsemen for 28 months. Retainer of Irish horsemen and kerne to defend Kildare at the return of the traitor Thomas Fitzgerald from O'Bryne, 250l. Wm. Pole, provost marshal at 4s., 8 horsemen at 9d., and 1 executioner at 8d. a day for 22 months. Sir Wm. Brereton captain of 250 foot, with wages of 2½ grand captains, 5 petty captains and 250 foot for 5 months; and of two grand captains, 3½ petty captains and the same 250 foot for 9 months, and allowance for provision of horses. John Salisbury, ditto. Sir John Seyntelowe, with wages of 3 grand captains, 3 petty captains and 300 foot for 12 months and allowance for provision of horses. Wm. Seyntelowe, ditto 14 months. Sir Rice Manxell with 200 foot and officers as above. Bernardyne de Wallys, master of the ordnance at 4s., and 50 gunners at 6d. a day for three months. The master of the barque Frances of Chester, 24 tons, at 20s., 10 mariners at 10s. and tonnage at 12d. a ton for 25 months. Messengers and conveyance of treasure from England, 143l. 0s. 18d. Sergeant Huxley, 4s. a day for 10 months and for carriage of ordnance. Thos. Transfeld for provision of carts. Cayre O'Conour for himself and certain kerne. Artoge Oteyll and Edmund Oge O'Bryn upon the lord Deputy's warrant. Gerald Aylmer for espials and guides for the army. Fras. Herberte for conveyance of the King's letters into England, 10l. The King's reward to Ossory, 100l., lord James Butler 100 marks, and Donogh O'Bryne eldest son of O'Bryne, 29l. 6s. 8d. John Aleyn and Gerald Aylmer for 3 journeys into England, 120l. The baron of Delvyn, reward 26l. 13s. 4d. Leonard Skeffington for conveyance of ordnance. John Salysbury ditto from Conway to Beaumaris. Lord Leonard Grey, deputy, for certain kerne, 23l. 6s. 8d. and Matt. Kyng his servant in prest for setting forth his ship, 40l. Barnardyne de Wallys prest for ordnance. Thos. Agard, costs of lying at London 22 weeks and conveying treasure thence to Holyhead. The mayor of Waterford, for conveyance of ordnance, 40s. Walt. Goldyng upon the Deputy's warrant, 46s. 8d. To divers mariners for transport as appears by a book, 754l. 14s. 2d. Necessaries as corn, powder, repair of tents, paper, ink, &c., 162l. 11s. John Gurre for conveyance of ordnance. Edw. Aglionby, Leonard Musgrave, Laur. Hamerton, and Thos. Dacre, conduct money for 300 horse 100l., 300 coats at 3s. 4d, and the said 300 horse at 9d. a day for 9 days; their own wages as captains and petty captains for 16 days, and pay of them and their men for 1 month. Total payments, 37, 107l. 14s.
Surplus, 1,414l. 15s. 8½d.
Amounts of all the above items are detailed. Most of the captains of horsemen have sums "defalked" from their allowance for wages of men lacking.
Parchment roll of 6 membranes written only on one side.
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935. — to —.
"Sir, I commend me heartily to your mastership." I have been at Paris and spoken with part of your friends. The king of Scotland marries the king of France's "dozghter," 15 Nov., and M. de Annovas marries the same day with M. de Vandom's daughter. For God's sake be diligent and gar the king of England write to the king of France for your matter, and cause his daughter to desire it, for all here "trows it will come well oder now or never. All the great triumph is made in Paris. As for Sir Jams I trust he shall get and fayll. Ye are wise enough, ye wot what ye have a do better nor we." I was at the New Haven with your servant and spoke with the man that you bade him go to. "My lord Astrum (Erskine?) gangs hame to resave ye howse of Dunb[ar], and ye erle off Rothas gois hame with him." You shall find us still in Depe (Dieppe) 10 days hence. Send word to John Meldrum (?) or George Humis of what you wish done. 31 Oct. "By your own servant that shall never fail, ye wot who."
P. 1. Headed: Vera copia, and subscribed: To my master.
R. O. 936. The Rebellion.
"An introduction to concord to the people of England."
Enlarging on the gratitude they owe to God for having delivered them from the internecine strife in which they were about to have engaged. "O merciful Lord, what goodness was this, at such time as you should have joined together to murder each other, suddenly to cause the river betwixt you to flow over the banks, and so thereby to let you from your own destruction ?"
Draft in Starkey's hand, pp. 3. Begins: "If there were any just causes." Ends: "Hereafter also shall attain by his only goodness eternal health and felicity." At the bottom of the last page is a separate sentence intended for insertion somewhere:—"Priusquam aggrediare officium tuum, sciscicere (sic) judicium principis an hæc ratio medendi affectibus populi conducat, et quia in errore versatur populus quo ducitur ab officio et a debita legibus obedientia, know whether they (sic) persuasyonys in theyr hedys may be plukkyd up after thys maner."
R. O. 937. The Muster at Ampthill.
Declaration of Edmund Pekham, Thomas Hatcliff, Edward Weldon, and William Thynne for money received for payment of the King's army which mustered at Ampthill.
Received in prest at Ampthill by James Joskyn, servant to Mr. Hennayge, 17 Oct., 9,657l. 2s. 4d.; by Drs. Layton and Leghe, 20 Oct., 1,999l. 0s. 8d.: total, 11,656l. 3s. Whereof;—
Prest to my lord of Norfolk 2,500l.; to the marquis of Exeter by Norfolk's command 500l. (In margin: In prest for his going to my lord Steward, all former conducts, &c. contented); to Sir Nich. Poyntz, Sir Ant. Hungerforde, Sir Edm. Thame, and Mr. Anth. Kyngeston, by Norfolk's command, 800l.; wages and coats for the residue of the army at Ampthill, 5,118l. 8s.; to Mr. Hatcliff for the army which marched forward with Norfolk and for Mr. Gostwike, 2,200l.; to Norfolk by lord William Howard, by command of Mr. Comptroller and Mr. Kyngeston, 500l. Total, 11,618l. 8s. Item, 56s. Arrears, 34l. 19s.
Copy, pp. 2. Endd.: Copy.
Royal MS.
7. C. xvi. 73. B. M.
2. Duplicate of the preceding.
P. 1. Endd.
R. O. 938. The Lincolnshire Rebellion.
Account of the conduct money, outward and homeward, of the retinue of lord Ferrers, viz., 31 captains, 31 petty captains, 680 demi-lances, 2,473 bowmen and billmen on foot sent against the rebels of Lincolnshire in Oct. 28 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 4. Mutilated.
R. O. 2. Charges sustained by John Hartewe . . in the King's service against the rebels [in Lincolnshire].
Six items of costs incurred in keeping and conveying prisoners in which the names "my lord lieutenant" and "castle of Lincoln" occur.
Concludes: "And as unto his painful and true diligence as well in following . . . . . . . . . . . of the provost marshal, I do refer me unto the report of my singular g[ood masters,] Sir Anthony Browne, Sir John Russell, Sir Francis Bryan, and my ca. . . . . . . . . worship in the said army."
P. 1. Very mutilated.
R. O. 939. Humphrey Ierland to Cromwell.
After the insurrection at Lowyth and the slaying of the bishop of Lincoln's chancellor, and spoiling of his Lordship's house at Nettlam and palace at Lincoln by the commons of Lowyth, Lowyth Eske, and Lincoln, "and so many gentlemen there and could not stay them, and the dean of Lincoln absent"; the mayor asked aid of the two residentiaries then there, i.e., the sub-dean and chancellor, for the defence of the town in case of spoil. As no men were to be got in the Close "except they schuld have takyn of the abbyt (taken off the habit) ther servanttes or other officers," they promised 30l., to be paid on the morrow, the Monday after the rebels came to Lincoln, 9 Oct.
The writer, "clerk of the works of the church of Lincoln," in the absence of the constable and receiver of the church, received this money,—of the subdean, 20l., of the "old vicars of Lincoln," by the sacristan, 4l., of Sir Anthony, one of the executors of Mr. Foderby, 26s. 8d., of Mr. Pope, custos Petri, 13s. 4d., and of the archdeacon of Stowe, 4l., which the writer owed him for his farm of Nettlam. Ierland and the foresaid chancellor went down to the hall of Lincoln, Monday, 9 Oct., to pay it. Robt. Allyson, Edw. Smyth, Hen. Sapcotts, Wm. Pauferyman (Palfreymen), and John Faulkner, aldermen, were there, but the mayor did not come. The chancellor said he trusted the money would not be needed, for he heard the gentlemen would stay the commons till the King's pleasure were further known. Ierland took the money to the mayor at his own house. On Tuesday, 17 Oct., the duke of Suffolk came to Lincoln, and four or five days after the residentiaries had word from the mayor to send for their 30l. Ierland went for it on the Friday after the Duke's coming, which was on the 17th, but was put off, and received it five or six days later and returned it to the subdean and sacristan, for the old vicars of Lincoln, Sir Anthony, and Mr. Pappe.
Hol., pp. 5. Add. at head: Lord Privy Seal.
R. O. 2. Another copy. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. at head: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. 940. Edward Russell to Lord Lisle.
I have not had stuff at all times for the covering of the manor place of Bulbartun, which I am bound to keep in repair. The father cellarer dwells in the house and will discover faults sooner than I, who live far off. I beg to know your Lordship's pleasure about it. I have looked all this year for your ship's coming over to send your Lordship word of it, and my wife has kept two bushels of fair wardens so long that they are destroyed, meaning to have sent them to her Ladyship.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
R. O. 941. Thomas Alen to Cromwell.
"Pleaseth your Lordship to set me a horseback, for I have gone long afoot." Remember me to the King. Please excuse my absence, "for I have a pain in my arm and wear a cere cloth upon it, which is the very cause I do not wait."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. 942. Thomas Alen to Cromwell.
Has had a pain in his arm more than two months and wears a sere cloth, and therefore has not waited upon Cromwell. Begs help as he lacks money.
Hol., p. 1. Add: Privy Seal. Endd.
943. Grants in October 1536.
1. Geo. Cotton and Th. Seymour, a gentleman of the Privy Chamber. Grant in survivorship of the offices of master steward of (1) the castle of Lyons alias Holte and manors or lordships of Lyons alias Holte, Bromefelde, and Yale, (2) the castle of Chirke and manors or lordships of Chirke and Chirkeslonde, and (3) the manors or lordships of Kenlloth and Owen, marches of Wales; with annual fees of 20l. and 10l. respectively in the two former offices; also receivership of the first at 13l. 6s. 8d. a year and of the second at 5l. a year. Void by attainder of Wm. Brereton. Windsor, 2 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII., —P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21. [Undated.]
2. Copy of the P.S. in R.O.
2. Anth. Knyvet, a gentleman usher in the King's Privy Chamber. To be verger and carry the rod before the King or his lieutenant at the feast of St. George at Wyndesoure castle, Berks., vice Hen. Norres attainted; with 12d. a day and profits as enjoyed by Norres or Sir Wm. Compton, &c. Windsor Castle, 4 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII., —P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 5. [Undated.]
3. Wm. Morante, yeoman pro ore in the King's cellar. Grant of the house at the corner of Dowe Lane in the parish of St. Michael Paternoster at Dowgate in London; and the land, soil, and site of three tenements in Cussyn Lane in the parish of All Hallows the Greater in the said city; void by the death of Hen. Page, late yeoman of the bottles, and lately belonging to Sir Ric. Charleton, attainted. Westm., 2 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 5 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
4. Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Licence to Ric. Gray, Wm. Elleson, Th. Bell, Th. Clerke, Rog. Dekeson, Edm. Person, Th. Bakster, John Wilkynson, Rob. Atkynson, Rob. Person, Rob. Wright, Ric. Hardynge, John Derike, Rob. Lile, John Watson, John Elleson, jun., Th. Shawtforth, Rob. Tomson, Ric. Temple, John Dorrant, Geo. Hogeson, and Geo. Cooper, to found a fraternity or guild of sailors and other persons in honor of the Holy Trinity in the town of Newcastle upon-Tyne with a master and four wardens, who with the brethren and sisters may make laws for the maintenance of the navigation of the port of Tynemouth, for the preservation of order among masters, pilots, governors of ships and mariners, and for the maintenance and continuance of the said port; to build and fortify two towers, viz., one on the north side of "le Shelys" [Shields] at the entry of the port of the said town, and another upon a hill there adapted for signals, metes, and bounds, for the safe and sure keeping of the said town and port, and to receive 4d. from every foreign and 2d. from every English vessel coming to the port, for keeping the said towers perpetually lighted at night. Ampthill, 21 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
5. Th. lord Crumwell, keeper of the Privy Seal. Wardship and marriage of John, s. and h. of Wm. Rede, dec. Del. Westm., 6 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Endorsed Apud Wyndes. iiij Oct. Ao rr. Hen. VIII. xxviij°) Pat. p. 5, m. 20. (Undated.)
6. Th. lord Crumwell. Wardship and marriage of Thomas, son and heir of Rob. Wroth, dec. Del. Westm., 6 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Endd. Apud Wyndesor iiij Oct. Ao rr. Hen. VIII. xxviij.) Pat. p. 5, m. 20. [Undated.]
7. Th. Kiddall. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Th. Kyddall; and to Sir Wm. Tyrwhit, Sir Th. Burgh, Sir Rob. Tyrwhit, Wm. Tyrwhit, Edw. Burgh, Th. Burgh, and Ric. Walterton, as feoffees to his use. Westm., 26 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 6 Oct. same year (should be 28 Hen. VIII.)—P.S. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 25.
8. Sir Th. Audeley, the Chancellor. Grant of the manors of Terlyng and Lyghes, Essex, and the rectory of Terlyng and advowson of the vicarage, and all other manors, messuages, &c. in Terlyng, Magna Lyghes, Parva Lyghes, Fayerstede, Falborne, Witham, and Lamborne, Essex, lately belonging to Richard late bishop of Norwich; in right of his bishopric, and in the King's hands by virtue of the Act 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 10.
9. Henry Edwardes, citizen and merchant tailor of London. Protection, going in the retinue of Sir Arthur Plantagenet Viscount Lyssle, deputy of Calais. Signed by Lyssle. T. 7 Oct. Ao 28.—P.S. writ.
10. Stephen Cleybroke, of Hamersmyth, in the parish of Fulham, Midd. Pardon for killing one John Strakeford at Hamersmyth on 30 April, 28 Hen. VIII., for which he is indicted before John Stokkeriekell, one of the coroners in co. Midd., and before the justices of the peace in said co. Windsor Castle, 2 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Oct. — P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
11. Sir Th. Audeley, the Chancellor. Licence to alienate to Th. Pomell, clk., and Wm. Brikelbanke, to the use of the said Th. Audeley and Christina his wife the manors of Terlyng and Lyghes, with the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Terling church, and all other lands, &c. in Terling and Lyghes, Falbourne, Fayerstede, and Hattfield, Essex, lately belonging to Richard, bishop of Norwich, in right of his bishopric. Westm., 10 Oct. — Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 10.
12. Sir Rob. Payton and Frances, his wife. Licence to alienate to Sir Th. Audeley, the Chancellor, the manor of Estorpe and hundred of Lexden, Essex. Westm., 10 Oct.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 10.
13. John Lennard. To be prothonotary and clerk of the Crown in the counties of Wales under the constitution given to that country by the Act 27 Hen. VIII., or elsewhere in England, with the usual fees as enjoyed by John Arnold in those offices. Del. Westm., 12 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 13.
Vacated on surrender 30 May 5 Edw. VI., in order that the offices might be divided and regranted as follows:—For cos. Carmarthen, Pembroke, and Cardigan to Rob. Bynge; for cos. Glamorgan, Monmouth, Brecknock, and Radnor to the said John Lennard and Th. Lennard; and for cos. Denbigh and Montgomery to John Price alias John Edward ap Ryce.
14. Wm. Wygmore, groom of the Chamber. Grant of the offices of the toll and tunnage of beer called "le Tennet" in the lordship or borough of Burgevenny, S. Wales, during the minority of Hen. Nevell, lord Burgevenny, son and heir of Sir Geo. Nevell, late lord Burgevenny dec. Windsor Castle, 2 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Terlyng, 14 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
15. Wm. Burdet, yeoman of the Stirrup, and Matt. Hanmer, officer of the King's butlery. Annuity of 10l. in survivorship out of the lordship of Denbigh. Windsor Castle, 2 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Terlyng, 14 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
16. Ric. Corney, clk. Presentation to the vicarage of Sedbar, in the archdeaconry of Richmond, York dioc., vice Rog. Horseman, dec. At the King's disposal as parcel of the abbey of Koram (Coverham). Addressed to Wm. Knight, archdeacon of Richmond. Windsor Castle, 1 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Terling, '14 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
17. Pet. Mewtys, gentleman of the Privy Chamber. To be master of Bethlem hospital, London. Windsor Castle, 2 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Terling, 14 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
18. Sir Rob. Morewent, priest, vicepresident of Corpus Christi college, Oxford. Licence to absent himself from any benefices which he now has or may have during the life of Master John Cleymonde, president of the said college, who, through age and infirmity, is unable to attend to the business of the same college, notwithstanding the Act 28 Hen. VIII. Windsor Castle, 2 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
19. John Forte, late servant to the late duke of Richmond. To be bailiff of the manor and lordship of Cory Rivell, Soms., which he held by grant of the said duke. Windsor Castle, 30 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Terlynge, 14 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 3.
20. John Knottesford, a yeoman of the guard. To be ranger of the chase of Malborne, Worc., with the custody of "the Clere" there. Windsor Castle, 29 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Terlyng, 14 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 3.
21. Sir Fran. Bryane. Reversion (fn. 17) of the Chief butlership of England, with annuities of 50 and 100 marks, now held by Sir John Huse, lord Huse by pat. 1 June 13 Hen. VIII. Westm., 18 Oct.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11.
22. Ric. Staverton. To be (in reversion after Th. Warde, yeoman harbinger), door-ward of Wallyngford castle, Berks., parcel of the duchy of Cornwall, with the usual fees out of the issues of the honor of Wallingford; and steward of the possessions of the late priory of Walingford; also of 13 tenements with gardens of the annual value of 100s., in the south part of Holborn, in the suburbs of London, opposite the house of the bishop of Ely and abutting on the end of a lane called Faterlane, parcel of the lands late of Sir Ric. Charlton, attainted. Ampthill, 19 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Windsor, 18 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 9.
23. Launcelot Alford or Halford, a groom of the wardrobe of Beds. To be doorward of Chirke castle, marches of Wales, in the King's gift by the death of Henry late duke of Richmond and Somerset, earl of Notting ham, and great Admiral of England, with fees enjoyed by John Pate or other, out of the issues of the lordships of Chirke and Chirkeland, marches of Wales; the fees to commence from Mich. 27 Hen. VIII., since which time he has discharged the office, both by virtue of patent, 26 May 21 Hen. VIII., to the said John Pate deceased, and by virtue of letters patent granted to him by the said late duke. Oking, 16 Aug, 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Windsor, 22 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 33.
24. Edm. Stoner, a yeoman of the Guard. Lease of the herbage, conies, &c. of the park and moor of Watlyngton, Oxon., the farm of the markets, tolls of the fairs and stallage there, for the term of 40 years from Mich., A.D. 1540, rent 63s. 4d., on the expiration of the 21 years' lease of the premises granted by patent, 24 Nov. 11 Hen. VIII. to Rog. Whitton deceased. Windsor Castle, 25 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 3.


  • 1. Blanks in these places.
  • 2. Thos. Sparke, prior of Holy Island.
  • 3. The Duke of Suffolk.
  • 4. Cancelled.
  • 5. This endorsement is transcribed in a modern hand.
  • 6. Another copy will be found in the Soc. of Antiquaries' Proclamations, I. 85.
  • 7. George Bassett.
  • 8. George Basset, lady Lisle's son.
  • 9. James V.
  • 10. Of Vendome.
  • 11. Sir James Hamilton.
  • 12. 25th of November.
  • 13. Called Nicholas Harte in his deposition, subjoined.
  • 14. See his letter to Hen. VIII., 1 Nov.
  • 15. Crossed out.
  • 16. These paragraphs noted in the margin.
  • 17. Not filled in.