Henry VIII: July 1536, 16-20

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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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July 1536, 16-20

16 July.
R. O.
96. Dr. John London to Cromwell.
Hears he has been accused of setting forth the bishop of Rome's purgatory, pilgrimage seeking, and praying to images, and also of presuming to speak in visitation against the King's order in Convocation. Has been and is against these things, so much so that 18 years past, when he was first official in Oxfordshire, he used to stop pardoners from coming in there. Will always be conformable to the King's Council. Is not so addicted to superstition as has been reported to Cromwell and some of the "fathers"; but has spoken against some who "undiscreetly" preach against old superstition, and do more hurt than good. Whereupon he has been accused to his lordship and the bishop of Worcester, before whom he would, when last in London, have declared himself if sickness had not let it.
If ever he errs, from lack of learning, he will always submit to Cromwell's order and the bishop of Worcester's learned judgment.
By reason of his late fervid sickness, from which he is not fully recovered, he could not perform the visitation in several religious houses, but is now about to do so. At St. James's, Northampton, many things are out of order, as Mr. Mayor will report. Northampton, 16 July.
Hol., pp. 2. Privy Seal. Endd.
16 July.
R. O. St. P. ii. 344.
97. Eliz. Countess of Kildare to Cromwell.
Coming to Beaumanour on the 14th instant, found her son Edw. Vyzegaret, aged 8. Knew not his bringers, and they left no word who sent them or how he should be used. Asks for advice. Would like the custody of him. Beaw Manowere, 16 July. Signed.
Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
16 July.
Poli Epp. I. 460.
98. Reginald Pole to Aloysius Priolus.
Excuses himself for not having answered his letters, being so much occupied and so anxious to despatch the man (illum) who came to him expressly either to bring him along with him or to obtain letters from him declaring why he stayed. Sent him back with letters the day before yesterday, to his own country—if, indeed, Pole can call that his country whose citizen he denies himself to be, since laws prevail there to which whosoever assents deprives himself of heaven. Wrote plainly, however, to him who having full power over Pole's body would have abused it if he had been in his hands. Hopes to see him tomorrow. Complains that Priolus has not written to him. Venice, 16 July.
17 July.
R. O.
99. John Whalley and T. Wyngfeld to Cromwell.
Desire 400l. as Saturday sevennight is payday. Have spent 25l. more than their last pay. Excuse themselves if they do not address the letter correctly "for we had thought to have written you lord," but heard you did not wish us to do so. Dover, 17 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Chief Secretary. Endd.
[17 July.]
R. O.
100. [John Husee to Lord Lisle.]
I wrote yesterday of all things by young Hall of Calais that is deaf. The King removes tomorrow to Greenwich, and the Parliament will be prorogued that day. I hear the King will be shortly at Dover, and then I trust your licence . . . . "[I]t is showed me pl[ainly] . . . . . . . . . . . . Sacrament of the a[ltar] . . . . "[Fr]om London . . . . . .
Hol., p. 1. A fragment.
17 July.
Lamb. M.S. 607, f. 16. St. Pap. II. 345.
101. Thomas Alen to Cromwell.
As he wrote in his last the lord Deputy went "according the conclusion of the Council," to fortify the manor of Wudstocke and the bridge of Athye, attended by the Chief Justice and Master of the Rolls, and his own 100 horse and 100 foot. There, seeing the rest of the army appointed to follow for their defence came not, the Deputy was forced to "pactice" with O'More to suffer the work to be finished, and defer the decision of his claim to it upon the gift of the baron of Reban and that traitor Thomas Fitzgerald. O'More being put in by the said traitor "upon the achieving of Mainoth," broke down the bridge and buildings of the manor, thinking the King would never rebuild them, and that he would keep it, however wrongfully, surrendering nothing without power of the sword, as is the nature of all Irishmen. Macgilpatrick and O'More being at war it was thought necessary to make some agreement between them in order that both might serve the King in this journey into Munster. Departed therefore with O'More to the frontiers of Macgilpatrick's country to await his answer. He desired to speak with the Chief Justice and Master of the Rolls. The Deputy agreed, and next morning he (Macgilpatrick) sent [back] with them his wife, Ossory's daughter, and said he himself would meet the Deputy at Kilkenny and there agree. Whereupon the Deputy sent his men to tarry at the Bridge of Athy as long as their victuals lasted, and then go to Kilkaa, five miles off. He himself went to Kilkenny, where he met Ossory and Macgilpatrick, and the latter and O'More agreed to go with him to Dublin to await the Council's order, and would put in pledges to attend in " this journey." From thence the Chief Justice and the mayor of Limerick departed to speak with O'Brien and the earl of Desmond, who had confederated. The Deputy and Master of the Rolls went towards Dublin, and sojourning at Leghlyn sent Stephen ap Harry to Kilkaa to prepare the army there with all celerity to repair to Fernes Castle. The Deputy rode all night and reached it in the morning, and demanded whether the "ward" would surrender it. They refused, "using very spiteful language." The day was spent in preparing for the attack. The writer noticed one of the ward frequently resorting to one place, and desired a servant of his brother's, a gunner, to hide near the castle, "which he accomplished and so killed him." This fortuned to be the governor and gunner of the castle, and the garrison shortly after surrendered. The Deputy put in a captain and the writer for the night, and next day delivered it to a ward of MacMorgho's, and MacMorgho came himself in hostage with the Deputy to Dublin to agree with the Deputy and Mr. Treasurer for taking the same, which he has done for 80 mks. a year, giving hostages to surrender it at the King's pleasure. The previous possessor robbed and wasted 20 miles round. There all the Kavanagh's agreed to abide the order of the Deputy and Council. The castle is one of the oldest and strongest in Ireland, and of the earl of Shrewsbury's or duke of Norfolk's inheritance, worth 500 marks a year, and situated nobly within 10 miles of Wexford and 10 miles of Arcloo. Departed thence along the coast to Dublin, camping in the fields nightly, which way no English deputy has come this 100 years, within which time no such enterprise has been achieved with so little time and cost. Has seen "three weeks' victuals not so well spent with the rising out of the whole English pale." Dublin, 17 July. Signed.
Add.: Secretary.
17 July.
R. O. St. P. ii. 344.
102. Wm. Body to Cromwell.
Arrived at Dublin on the 15th, and delivered Cromwell's and the King's letters to the lord Deputy and Council, declaring the King's pleasure contained in his remembrances. As parliament is prorogued to Kilkenny and thence to Limerick, and is to be prorogued thence to Dublin for lack of leisure; and because the "great hosting" marches to reduce Obryn and the Geraldynes of Munster; will accompany the lord Deputy and army to view the fidelity of the King's subjects lately brought into submission, and to move the Council to conclude upon the King's matter. Mr. Treasurer remains in Dublin for defence of the country there. Please thank the lord Deputy and Mr. Treasurer for their entertainment of me for your sake. Dublin, 17 July.
Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
17 July.
R. O.
103. Antony Colly to Cromwell.
In favour of Ric. Wheytley, soldier of the retinue of Sir Wm. Skyffyngton, late lord Deputy, who has done good service, as Sir Rice Mansselde, Leonard Skeffyngton, and other captains that served the King here can report. Dewllyng, 17 July.
Hol. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
18 July.
Dugdale's Summ. to Parl., p. 500.
104. Parliament.
Names of the barons as they sat and entered in the parliament in order, 28 Henry VIII.
Sir William Weston, great prior of St. John's; George Id. Burgeney, John Id. Audley, John Id. Zouche, Thomas Id. la Warre, Thomas Id. Berkley; lords Montague (restored and admitted 1 Dec. anno 21), Rochford (admitted 7 Feb. ao 27), Morley Henry; Dacres of the South, Dacres of Greystoke, Cobham, Maltravers (admitted 7 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII.), Talbot; Ferrers Walter; Powys Edward; Grey of Wilton, Scrope, Dudley, Latimer (entered into the Parliament Chamber 16 Jan. 22 Hen. VIII.); Sturton William (entered 7 March 26 Hen. VIII.); Fitz Warine; Berners John; Lomleye; Hastings George, after created earl of Huntingdon; Mountjoy William; D'aubeny Henry; Christopher Id. Conyers of Hornby (entered 17 Jan. 25 Hen. VIII.); Thomas Id. Darcie of Temple Hirst; Mont-Egle; Sands of the Vyne, lord Chamberlain to the King; Vaux of Harrodoun, 19 Jan. 22 Hen. VIII. The three following were admitted to these places, 1 Dec. 21 Hen. VIII.:—John Id. Hussey of Sleford, Andrew Id. Windsor of Stanwell, Lord Tailboys of Kyme. Lords Wentworth and Borough of Gainsborough admitted 2 Dec. 21 Hen. VIII., Edm. Id. Bray admitted 24 Dec. 21 Hen. VIII., John Id. Mordaunt admitted 4 May 24 Hen. VIII., lord Hungerford of Heytesbury admitted 8 June 28 Hen. VIII., lord Cromwell of Wimbleton admitted by writ and patent the last day of the parliament, scil., 18 July 28 Hen. VIII.
105. The Succession Act.
Add. MS. 4507, f. 4. B. M. "Sacramentum personarum qui sunt jurati pro successione regis H. VIII. et Janæ consortis suæ reginæ Agliæ." (fn. 1)
Ib., f. 7. "Sacramentum tenentium regis Manerii de B. juratorum pro successione dicti domini regis et Janæ consortis suæ reginæ Angliæ."
Modern copies from the flyleaf of a MS. gospel.
R. O. 106. Tithes.
An opinion touching the judgment of disputes about the right of tithes. The cognisance of this right has always belonged to the spiritual courts, but a question of possession, i.e., in what parish they grew, to the temporal. When such an action was raised before a lay court, it was referred to the spiritual jurisdiction, and the spiritual courts proceeded sometimes till they ran in danger of the praemunire. Advises that a special court be constituted, with both lay and spiritual judges. "And whereas in th'Act (fn. 2) it is recited that upon information, to be made to one of the King's Council or a justice of peace, the party defendant should be committed to ward, &c."; in mine opinion this would encourage "nasty and evil-disposed priests" to feign such things; "and it is well known that spiritual persons cleave together like burrs, and will sooner do for a priest in a injust cause than with a layman in a very righteous cause." So that a layman in spiritual courts will have no justice.
Pp. 2. Endd.: Concerning the right of tithes.
18 July.
R. O.
107. Sir R. Page to Lady Lisle.
Thanks for her kind remembrance. Is long ago at liberty, (fn. 3) and the King is his good and gracious lord, but hitherto he has not greatly assayed to be a daily courtier again. Is more meet for the country than the Court. No lady or gentlewoman in England shall be more welcome to his poor cabin than she. Asks her to visit him if she comes into these parts. Recommendations to lord Lisle. London, 18 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
18 July
R. O.
108. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
I received your last letters of the 14th with a letter to my lord Privy Seal, which I immediately delivered to him. With much suit I have to-day obtained your licence to come to Dover, as will be seen by the letter enclosed. If I had known it to be so dangerous to come by, "your lordship, for so short a space, should never have sued for it"; but I trust now your mind shall be something eased. Today the French ambassador has been both in the Lords' Chamber and the Commons' House. It is determined that the parliament shall be either prorogued or dissolved at the King's pleasure. Tomorrow, being Wednesday, the King and Queen will be at even in Rochester, on Thursday at Sittingborne, on Friday at Canterbury, and so Saturday to Dover, there to remain Sunday and Monday. This Mr. Treasurer showed me; but Mr. Russell says he will return on Monday to Canterbury, so you had better be at Dover on Friday night, where I trust to meet you. I think you and my lady will have simple lodging if you bring not provision with you. My lord of Harford has promised to write to you. As to the bailiwick of Hampton upon Way (fn. 4) he trusts to fulfil your desire. Your ship I trust will have a good freight in Flanders. Mr. Wingfield's patent was yesterday placed in the King's hands by his friends, because he would not have it resumed by Act. If he had done so five years ago he would have merited more thanks. Mr. Treasurer and Mr. Secretary did not tell me this, but said all should be well. Other matters your lordship can discuss at my lord Privy Seal's coming to Dover. I fear the lord Thomas is this day attainted by Act. The Garretts are all attainted by this parliament. My lord of Richmond is very sick. London, 18 July.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
18 July.
R. O.
109. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
Today it is determined that the King and Queen shall be at Dover on Saturday next, so you and my lord should be there on Friday night. Mr. Russell says the King will again to Canterbury on Monday night, but surely he will not abide three nights at Dover. I hope your ladyship's gear will be all ready tomorrow, and that I shall be at Dover on Friday night, where I think will be scarcity of lodging. Mr. Basset is merry and would gladly be in the country. London, 18 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
18 July.
R. O. S. P. v. 55.
110. Margaret Queen of Scots to Henry VIII.
Has received his letter by Sir Adam Ottyrbowrn, reporting his kindness and advice touching her repair to England. Will remain in this realm still at his pleasure, and do everything she can to satisfy him. Has one of the greatest matters ado touching her honor, and trusts to Henry to help her out of trouble. Has got into debt by the disorders of the realm, is burdened for two years to come, and has involved herself further this last year in the hope of this interview between Henry and his nephew, and given sureties for 20,000l. Scots. 18 July.
Hol., mutilated, large paper, p. 1. Add. Endd.
111. Margaret Queen of Scots to [Henry VIII.].
R. O. "Derrest brother, we beseik zour Grace help ws now for evyr, and lat ws not be deshonoryt and tynt in our faym and lawte sen we man othyr be helpyt be zow or ellis wyt (without?) remeddy we or ye j (?) mast dysplesand po . . . . . . we can be at havand ye lyff." Excuses her bad handwriting, which prevents this letter being properly addressed, and begs an answer to her most weighty matters by "the sad Rosay" (said Rothesay ?).
Hol., p. 1. Slightly mutilated.
18 July.
Add. MS. 32, 646, f. 87. B. M.
112. Queen Margaret to Cromwell.
Has received his kind letter by Sir Adam Otterburn concerning her repair to England, and also the King's. (fn. 5) Intends to do so. Has written to the King by the bearer Rosay two things,—the first touching her honor and quiet living, in which she depends only on Henry for a remedy, as fully expressed in two letters enclosed. For 20 years there has been such disorder in the realm that her revenues were unpaid, and she was obliged within these three or four years to make assignation of most of her yearly profits till her creditors should be paid, which will not be for two years yet. Intended to have lived in quiet till this was done, but since last year has been continually in Court and at much expense treating at her brother's desire with her son's councillors about the interview. With a view to this meeting has incurred charges of 20,000l. Begs Cromwell to advance her suit. Methven, 18 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: "Master Cromall greit Sacriter."
113. Henry VIII. to Queen Margaret.
R. O.
S. P. v. 56.
In reply to her letter of 18 July, reminds her how their father advanced her in marriage to the Scotch King, who endowed her with rents and possessions to live in honor. Wonders that she is so far behind hand and that she should insinuate that it is owing to Henry. She must not expect him to disburse notable sums merely because she is his sister. If she has sustained damage by the wars it is owing to the King, her son, who forced Henry to protect his subjects. As to preparations for the interview, Henry thinks he had made sufficient provision for her, and any loans for further charges she might easily have repaid.
Draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 6. Endd.: "A minute of a letter to the Queen of Scots." Added by another hand, "from the King."
114. [Henry VIII. to James V.].
R. O.
S.P. v. 6.
Has received his letters of 18 July acknowledging those from the King, sent by Sir Adam Otterburn, and signifying his intention to follow the King's advice. Is glad James accepts his frank counsel in the spirit in which it was given. Has caused the safe conduct to be made out for the master of his horse.
Draft in Wriothesley's hand.
18 July.
Poli Epp. I. 464.
115. Cardinal Contarini to Pole.
Learns from Pole's letters of the 8th inst. the state of his affairs, and the whole story of his going to the King. Grieves that Henry perseveres in schism. Feared that he would not have leisure to read Pole's book; now he has read it, but has not recovered from his folly. The judgments of the Lord are a great deep: to think of a king of such talent, whose authority has so frequently upheld the Church, trying to rend it in twain ! Warned by a kinsman studious of his weal, he perseveres and hates his physician. Read Pole's letters to the Pope this morning, as he has written in another letter. His Holiness in anxious to see him, and the writer has seen letters by which he would call him to Rome this autumn, even against his will. Has conversed with the Pope on the subject, and he will lodge Pole in his own palace. The Pope will by his advice call Abbot Gregorius also to this meeting of learned men. Rome 18 July 1536.
19 July. 116. Bishopric of Norwich.
See Grants in July, No. 35.
19 July.
Royal MS. 7. C. xvi. f. 76. B. M.
117. Bonds held by Anne Boleyn.
Receipt by John Gostwyke, treasurer of the tenths and first fruits, from Rafe Sadeler, groom of the Privy Chamber, of the following obligations:—1. A bond of Edm. Harvy to Sir Jas. Bullayne, chancellor to the late queen Anne, and Geo. Taylor, her receiver, in 100 mks., 17 Dec. 20 Hen. VIII. 2. Bond of John Asteley, Edm. Harvy, and Hen. Lumner, to Taylor, in 100l., 4 April 26 Hen. VIII. 3. Bond of lady Blanche, widow of Sir Wm. Herbert, to the late Queen, in 40 l., 14 March 27 Hen. VIII. 4. Bond of Sir Edw. Baynton to the late Queen for 200 l., 23 Dec. 27 Hen. VIII. 5. Bond of Geo. Taylor to the late Queen for 30 l., 2 June 27 Hen. VIII. 6. Bond of Eliz. Countess of Worcester to the late Queen for 100 l., 8 April 27 Hen. VIII. 7. Bond of the bp. of Worcester to the late Queen in 200 l., 18 Aug. 27 Hen. VIII. 8. Bond of lady Margaret Bryan to the late Queen in 20 l., 3 March 28 Hen. VIII. 9. Bond of Edw. Charnocke, page of the wardrobe for the robes of the late Queen, to Sir Jas. Bulleyn and Sir Edw. Baynton, in 20 l., 2 April 25 Hen. VIII. 10. Bond of Nic. Shaxton, bp. of Salisbury, to the late Queen in 200 l., 13 March 20 Hen. VIII.—19 July 28 Hen. VIII.
Broad sheet. Signed by Gostwyk. Endd.
19 July.
R. O.
118. Thomas Bedyll to Cromwell.
Master London, warden of the New College, Oxford, is informed that Cromwell has withdrawn his favor, and intends to put him out of his college. Begs Cromwell not to be displeased with him till he has heard him and those who have complained upon him together. He has done more for the reformation of ignorance and superstition than all the other visitors. I beg you will write to him comfortably to quiet his mind, for I doubt not you are his good lord notwithstanding any surmises against him. London, 19 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
19 July.
R. O. [1536–9.]
119. Sir Roger Cholmley to Cromwell.
Is grateful for Cromwell's remembrance of him in his sickness. The bearer, an honest gentleman born in Middlesex, and having lands in the same county, is desirous to be his lordship's servant, and to be made under sheriff of Middlesex. He has excellent qualities in shooting, learning, and otherwise. Highgate, 19 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
19 July.
R. O.
120. George Abp. of Dublin to Cromwell.
On Saturday, 15 July, Mr. Body and I arrived in Dublin, and now I am putting myself in readiness to execute and follow your pleasure. Dublin, 19 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
[19 July.]
Poli Epp. I. 465.
121. Cardinal Contarini to Pole.
Wrote him a few days ago two letters of their affairs and the Pope's high regard for him. Sends letters of the Pope desiring his presence at Rome this autumn, and that he may also be at the Council. Is anxious to see him. Abbot Gregory will also come, to whom he is sending the Pope's letters. His old angustia pectoris has been more troublesome of late. Marcus Antonius Superantius, a youth of great talent, died of dysentery this morning.
19 July.
1b., 466. Raynald., XXXII. 429.
122. Paul III. to Reginald Pole.
Desiring his presence at Rome, with a view to the General Council. [The heat has somewhat abated, which is in Pole's favor.] (fn. 6) Rome, 19 July, 1536.
20 July.
Wilkins, iii. 803.
123. Convocation of Canterbury.
Proceedings from 14 April to 20 July.
On the 7 (?) June the Latin sermon was preached by Latimer bp. of Worcester. On the 16th Will. Petre claimed the right for Thos. Cromwell, as the King's vicar-general, to occupy the seat the King would have occupied, and the same place to be assigned to him as Cromwell's proctor. On the 21st a document was brought in for the nullity of the marriage between the King and Anne Boleyn. On the 11th July Fox bishop of Hereford brought in a book of articles of faith and ceremonies to which both houses subscribed.
20 July.
Wilkins, III. 808.
124. General Councils.
Judgment of the English bishops and divines on the above subject, denying the Pope's authority in such matters.
Subscribed 20 July 1536, 28 Hen. VIII. Signed by Thomas Crumwell and the Archbishop in the same line, and other members of both Houses.
R. O.
St. P., i. 543.
2. Reasons to justify princes in summoning a General Council, and not the Pope by his sole authority.
Signed by T. abp. of Canterbury, John bp. of London, Cuthbert bp. of Durham John of Bath and Wells, Thomas of Ely, John of Bangor, Nic. of Salisbury, Hugh of Worcester, John [Hilsey] of Rochester, and Will. abbot of St. Benet's (fn. 7) Rob. Aldrydge, Ric. Coren, Edw. Leyghton.
Endd.: "The opinion of certain of the bishops and clergy of this realm, subscribed with their hands, touching the General Council."
R. O. 3. Modern copy.
R. O. 4. A paper to the same effect, but in different words, headed: " By what authority and how General Councils may be called."
Probably a portion of a paper, showing that councils should be summoned by the common agreement of Christian princes, and not by the sole authority of the bishop of Rome.
Pp. 2. Begins: For so much as many and sundry general councils.
Cleop. E. vi. 319.B. M. 5. Another copy of § 4.
Pp. 2.
R. O. 6. Extracts from the canon law on the same subject.
Lat., pp. 3.
R. O. 7. Fragments of a treatise, or notes on the powers of the Pope and a General Council.
Lat. In Sampson's hand, pp 6. Add.: To the King's Highness.
Very mutilated, two of the leaves being mere fragments and the order uncertain.
R. O. 8. Notes from the councils of Carthage, Nicæa, Constance, Basle, and Constantinople, bearing on the Papal primacy.
Lat., pp. 3.
R. O. 9. Notes concerning the condemnation of Wyclyf by the Council of Constance, arguing that he was not condemned for calling the Church of Rome the Synagogue of Satan, except he meant the Universal Church of Christ, &c.
P. 1.
Cleop. E. vi. 308. B. M. 10. "Collectanea ex epistolis Leonis olim Pontificis Romani."
Passages concerning councils of the Church.
Lat., pp. 3.
20 July.
Hatfield MSS.
125. Bishop Sampson.
Dispensation by archbishop Cranmer to Richard bishop of Chichester, to hold the deanery of St. Paul's in commendam "obeunte nunc Ricardo Paceo, nuper illius ecclesiæ decano." Lambeth, 20 July 1536. Signed: Rogerus Touneshend, commissar', Jo. Hughes legum doctor.
20 July.
Add. MS. 32,342. B. M.
126. Diocese of Exeter.
A valor of Exeter diocese, made by the bishop, pursuant to a writ attached, directed to him, dated 20 July 28 Hen. VIII., and returnable into Chancery by the morrow of All Saints; differing materially from the printed "valor," and giving names of canons, rectors, &c.
Vellum, ff. 52 (besides writ). Imperfect.
20 July.
R. O.
127. Sir Thos. Audeley, Chancellor, to Cromwell.
The bearer, Thos. Compton, requests me to write that he may do you service. (fn. 8) I beg you to do as you please in his suit. Christchurch, London, 20 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
[20 July ?]
R. O.
128. Fitzwilliam to Cromwell.
Not having known of Cromwell's coming to Mortlake, and having appointed business for the same time, could not conveniently come to him. Sends his trusty servant Fitzwilliams, for whom he desires credence concerning the houses of Waverley and Hestborne.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
See Grants in July, No. 37.
20 July.
R. O.
129. Ric. Southwell to Lord Lisle.
I beg you to do what is necessary for the fulfilment of a bargain and sale of wood by Arthur Wodall, for which he has received a sum of money from me; also to write to his feoffees accordingly, for which my lord of Norfolk will thank you. London, 20 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: lieutenant of Calais.
20 July.
R. O.
130. Degory Graynfyld to Lord Lisle.
Begs his lordship to sign the enclosed warrant for a friend of his who has fallen into poverty. Staines, 20 July. Signed.
P. 1. Sealed. Add.: lord Deputy of Calais. Endd.


  • 1. See statute 28 Hen. VIII. c. 7.
  • 2. Statute 27 Hen. VII. cap. 20.
  • 3. See Vol. X., No. 920.
  • 4. Hampton on the Wye or Hampton Bishop in Herefordshire.
  • 5. A draft of the King's letter, which must have been written about the 10 June, will be found in the same MS. volume. That volume unfortunately had not been examined when Vol. X. of this Calendar went to press.
  • 6. This passage is not in the brief as printed by Raynaldus.
  • 7. As he was elected bishop of Norwich on the 31 May 1536, confirmed on the 8th and consecrated the 11th June, it is clear this document is earlier than it is placed here. It will, however, be observed that the arguments deduced in this paper from the texts Sicut misit me Pater, &c., are referred to in Nos. 83 and 84, the former being a paper drawn up while parliament was sitting.
  • 8. See Vol. IX., No. 884.