Henry VIII: December 1536, 26-31

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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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December 1536, 26-31

26 Dec.
R. O.
1370. Bishop Roland Lee to Cromwell.
In favour of the house of Awconbury, by Hereford, adjoining the marches of Wales, where the gentlemen of Aburgeveny, Ewas Lacy, Talgarthe, Brecknock, and the adjoining parts of Wales, have had commonly their women and children brought up in virtue and learning; to get the King to take the same to redemption and grace. Wygmore, 26 December. Signed: Roland Co. et Lich.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Crumwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
26 Dec.
R. O.
1371. Lancaster Herald to Cromwell.
I have been with the King's proclamations in the North parts, as York, Ripon, Mydlam, Barnacastell, Richmond, Durham, Newcastle, Morpeth, Anwyke, and so to Berwick. Every where the people are very sorry for their offences against the King, and right joyous that the duke of Norfolk shall come amongst them to do justice to the poor. But I have found "the most corrupted and malicious spiritualty inward and partly outward" that any prince hath in his realm. They were the greatest "corypers" of the temporalty, and have given the secret occasion of all this mischief. Barwyk, St. Stevens Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
26 Dec.
R. O.
1372. R. Brandlyng, Mayor of Newcastle, to Mr. Blithman.
I thank you for your good report on the town and us, the poor inhabitants. I would be glad to hear of my lord of Norfolk's coming soon, for without it this country will grow wild again. I am credibly informed there are yet very liberal sayings in Richmondshire and Yorkshire and in the Bishopric, betwixt Durham and us; as for my neighbours, I have them exceeding well since I punished Dachant your old friend. If my lord come not soon, we should have commission sent us to inquire into acts against the King's highness, and, in case we be driven to extremities, to do execution that some fear may be had. "As yet the words ar not leyd." If anything hereafter chance, I beg we may have some aid by water, for with this town the King can keep all Northumberland and the Bishopric of Durham in good stay with small cost. St. Stevens Day.
P.S.—Have written to my lord of Norfolk of our ungodly and dissembling knaves the Friars Observants. After you went away we had to suffer them to enter their house; for Sir Thomas Hilton and others, who would have quarrelled with us, were their speakers, and, as you know, they were favored by my cousin Anderson and others. This was against my will, but by it we thought to keep the town without strife, since it hangs upon this town to stay a great part of the country.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.: A letter to Mr. Blitheman.
27 Dec.
Add MS. 32,646, f. 91. B. M.
1373. Henry VIII. to Queen Margaret.
Received on the 23rd inst. her letter of the 20 Oct. Is not perfectly informed of her desire, but sends Thos. Holcroft, Sewer of the Chamber, on whose return he will make her a reasonable answer. Was not privy to the marriage of her son and the French king's daughter till all was concluded, so can only wish them joy. If his nephew had asked his advice, would have given him no other counsel than should have been to his honor and Margaret's. Doubts not James will consider his mother's honor, but if he withdraw from her anything to which she is entitled, Henry will do the office of a brother. As to her daughter, (fn. 1) though she has used herself to her dishonor, yet if she will conform herself to what is "convenient" henceforth, Henry will be good to her. Greenwich, 27 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII.
Draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 5. Endd.
27 Dec.
R. O. Remains, p. 375.
1374. Latimer to Cromwell. (fn. 2)
Preached at Paul's Cross the Sunday after Cromwell's departure from London, moving to unity without any special note of any man's folly. All the lords present seemed content to give him loving thanks. Expects Cromwell's instructions about his visitation. Has bestowed the two benefices (fn. 3) that Silvester Darius had on Mr. Bagard his chancellor and Dr. Bradford (fn. 4) his chaplain, for the King charged him to bestow them well. Now there is a scruple how to proceed. If by form hitherto used, it will not be done without great tract of time. "The Kynges grace sayd noo more to me butt gyffe ame, gyff ame."
Though Latimer is not so scrupulous as his Chancellor, he wishes it done inculpably and duely, and wants Cromwell's advice. The bearer, his chaplain, has a suit to Cromwell in a poor man's cause. Thinks Cromwell was set up of God, "to hear and to help the little ones of God in their distress." "Postridie Stephani Sancti."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
27 Dec.
R. O.
1375. Thomas bishop of Ely to Cromwell.
I send 20l. for your fee and a New Year's gift. As to affairs in our parts, to be plain with you, there are some you have taken for your friends that show very ill in their deed, and since the discharge of the King's army out of the North there have been divers slanderous bills against you and others of the Council sown abroad. This has been done by some who owe not a little to your kindness. I have caused one lewd priest to be apprehended for spreading such news. Dounham, 27 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add: My lord Cromwell. Endd.
27 Dec.
R. O.
1376. Dr. John London to Cromwell.
I have now sent you the "medietie" of the fee you have accepted of my college. And, for a token towards the New Year, I have sent you a young gelding, six years old next grass, of easy pace, such as, I trust, will prove meet for your own saddle. Oxon, 27 Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
27 Dec.
R. O.
1377. Thomas (fn. 5) Suffragan [of Ipswich], prior of Butley, to Cromwell.
I beg you to accept this little remembrance sent by my servant, viz.;—Two fat swans, three pheasant cocks, three pheasant hens, and one dozen partridges. I am sorry it is so "single." The weather has been so open and rainy that that there is no wildfowl to be got. I have sent divers times to Mr. Argall, for the King's confirmation for my poor house, which he declines to deliver without a command from your Lordship. Divers of my lord of Suffolk's council were with me last week at Butley, and were the more "busyer" with me because they said I could not get my confirmation. I replied that with the King's favor I would never resign it. Butley, 27 Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
27 Dec.
R. O.
1378. The Deputy of Calais to Laurence Stauber.
We received your letter, dated 22nd ult. at Camerstain, on Christmas Day, offering aid to the king of England against his rebellious subjects. We thank you for your zeal, but as we find the rumor to be false we wish you to be informed of the truth. There arose a sudden murmur in some parts of England, not against the King but rather against some lords of the realm, for what cause we do not know, but now such measures have been taken that peace has been perfectly restored, and no king of England was ever so well obeyed. Calais, 27 Dec. 1536.
Lat., p. 1. Addressed to Peter Rynck at Cologne to be forwarded.
27 Dec.
Add. MS. 8,715, f. 318b. B. M.
1379. Bishop of Faenza to Mons. Ambrogio.
A Scot in the service of "il Rmo. Generale" has heard that Signor Rainaldo [Pole's] man has been taken by the Imperialists in Picardy, on his way to Calais, and that the English are trying to procure his surrender. I see God inspired me to get him to talk with them on his passage through here. As it will be late before the information I expected from him arrives from England, I think the "Reverendissimo Generale" should return when he has finished his business with the king of Scotland. Next Sunday his Majesty will make his solemn entry into this town, whither he returned yesterday, together with the Dauphin. On Friday the king (Francis) will come, having already left Fontanableo. Hears that the English ambassadors have no letters except of the 14th ult., and there is no fresh news in them.
Ital., pp. 2. Modern copy. Headed: Al Signor M. Ambrogio. Da Parigi, li 27 Dec. 1536.
28 Dec.
R. O.
1380. Thomas Leey to Mr. Gostwyke.
We tarry in the North parts to make an end of the audits as yet unkept, as, in your letter to me, you commanded. I have made all speed for they will "stiffe to their ill purpose" if they have their money in their hand. The audit of Sherefhoton was quietly kept. That done, Mr. Lawson and I repaired to the Castle of Middleham to have kept the audit, but the accountants said they had not gathered their money, and desired day for the gathering of it. My lord Conyers, being present at the castle, seemed rather to hinder them than do his part, for some said if he commanded them they would pay, insomuch that Mr. Fulthropp, constable of the castle, urged him to further the audit. (fn. 6) To conclude, we departed without any money taken and gave them day for payment the week before Candlemas, when my lord has undertaken it shall be paid. From thence [we went] to Barnard's Castle, where they desired day till the 20th day after Christmas, when Mr. Bowes and Mr. Myddelton will do what they can to have them pay. Mr. Lawson is forward to Berwick with the receipt of Doncaster, Wakefeld, and Sherefhoton, and a great part of his own money, and purposes to return in time for the audit at Middleham. York, 28 Dec.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Treasurer of the tenths and first fruits of the Spiritualty, at London. Endd.: Thomas Ley: and also Mr. Lok.
28 Dec.
R. O. St. P. II. 405.
1381. Lord Leonard Grey to James of Desmond.
Thanks for his letters received by Henry Hoke. Points out the sacred nature of a promise. Reminds him how he has fallen from the position of his noble ancestors and how Munster has decayed until the best of its inhabitants can scarcely say he lives like a Christian man or reasonable creature, but is always in fear. Will deal plainly with him. For performance of the articles now sent and those which Sexton, then mayor of Limerick, Elmer, Alen, the master of Any and Patrick Gowll of Kylmahallok concluded, will take the same pledges, to be delivered to the said mayor. If his pardon be not obtained before I May next the pledges shall be returned, and unless James FitzMorice find sureties they shall not be detained for any demands of his. Maynooth, 28 Dec.
Copy. Endd.: The copy of the lord Deputy's letter sent to James of Desmond.
28 Dec.
Add., MS. 8,715. f. 319. B. M.
1382. Bishop of Faenza to Mons. Ambrogio.
The courier is still here. The nuncio to the king of Scotland has today been a long time with the Scotch chancellor, and both are well satisfied. Tomorrow morning he will have an interview with the King.
Ital. Modern copy, p. 1. Headed: Al Signor Mons. Ambrogio, Da Paris, li 28 Decembre 1536.
29 Dec.
R. O. [1536–7.]
1383. Thomas lord Lawarr to Cromwell.
My cousin George Croft, the King's chaplain, has sent me word that you favor him for an advowson I did give him, called Newton Ferrys. For your daily goodness to me and my friends, I wot not how to thank you as I ought. I send you here 6l. for a remembrance of the New Year; I would our Lord it were 600l. At my poor house, 29 December. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
29 Dec.
R. O.
1384. Robert abbot of St. Albans to Cromwell.
Has received his letter concerning this gentlewoman, Mrs. Creyke, the bearer. Will be glad to favor her suit, saving the right of the monastery. Will make her a direct answer a fortnight after Twelfth Day, on further search of his records. St. Albans, 29 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd. erroneously Ao xxvij.
29 Dec.
R. O.
1385. Robert Dynne (fn. 7) to Lord Lisle.
Has received his letter and accomplished his desire to the best of his power. Crychurche, London, 29 Dec.
Hol., p. Add.: My lord Deputy of Calais.
30 Dec.
1386. John Cheynye to [Cromwell].
In pursuance of the King's letters, had prepared 30 able men to have been at Ampthill on the day appointed. Begs the bearer may be informed where he may receive the prest money which amounts to 3l., and 15s. for their coats. Advanced 20s. to them out of his own purse. Wodhey, 30 Dec.
Hol., p. 1.
30 Dec.
1387. Geo. Collyns to Mr. Frognortton.
Has delivered Frognorton's letter to my Lord's own hand, who is sorry that he is sick. He will make an answer shortly. Is to speak with him again on New Year's Day. London, 30 Dec. 1536.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the worshipful Mr. Frognortton, this be delivered at the house of Mr. Brysseley, in Calles: pay viij. d. Endd.
30 Dec.
1388. [Calais].
Order to allow the passage of 18,000 red herring belonging to John Henbury, who keepeth store for the town. 30 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII. Signed: Thomas Holland, maior.
P. 1.
30 Dec.
1389. De. Malleterre to Lord Lisle.
The bearer will inform you of the disposition of my master the Admiral who sends commendations to you and my Lady. The King and Queen are here at St. Germain-en-Laye, and will not leave to go to Paris till it thaws. St. Germain-en-Laye, 30 Dec.
Hol. Fr., p. 1. Add.
1390. Dr. John Tregonwell to [Cromwell].
R. O. Offers him 100l. to move the King on his behalf for the late nunnery of St. Giles, (fn. 8) in Hertfordshire, of which the yearly profits, allowing the tenth and other ordinary charges, exceed not 30l. Two years ago next Easter Cromwell moved the King for an annuity of 50 marks a year with the advancement of a half year before hand. The bill is not yet signed nor any money paid. Signed.
P. 1. Endd.
31 Dec.
1391. John Tregonwell to Wriothesley.
Sends a small remembrance and wishes him to remind my lord of his suit for the little nunnery of St. Giles in Hertfordshire. (fn. 8) Has been a long suitor for some small recompence of the service he has done the King for 8 or 9 years; but hopes now by Wriothesley's help to obtain some provision for his old age. St. Giles, 31 Dec.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
31 Dec.
M.S. Coll. of Arms.
1392. The Northern Rebellion.
"This is the right and true copy, (fn. 9) word by word, of the high proclamation of pardon granted and given by the King our Sovereign Lord's highness, Henry the VIII., King of England and of France, Defensor of the Faith, lord of Ireland, and in earth under God Supreme head of the Church of England, Monday the 12th of November (fn. 10) the 28th year of the said our Sovereign lord's reign published, declared and proclaimed in Wakefield by me Thomas Hawlley alias Clarensys King of Arms.
"The said proclamation made in Halifax by me Clarensyus King of Arms, Wednesday the 14th [13th] of December, the reign of our Sovereign Lord above written; there was a son-in-law of Sir Richard Tempest.
"Item, also proclaimed by me Clarensyus in Bradford Thursday the 14th of the same month, Sir Richard Tempest. Item, also proclaimed by me Clarensyus at Leeds the 15th day of the same month, the under-bailiff of the town. Saturday. Item, at Skiktoune (sic), the 16th of the same month, one Mr. Clifton with other gentlemen. Item, at Kendal the 19th (fn. 11) the bailiff of the town, 4 lords of Cumberland. Item, at Appleby, the Wednesday the 20th, Sir T. Wartonne with other. Item, Peryth, Thursday the 21st, Mr. Dorley and the Hi baylyfe. Item, at Carlisle on Saturday the 23th of the same month the mayor, the prior, Eglyte. Item, at Cokermothe on Tuesday the 26th to Sir Thomas Warton, Sir Thomas Crowemer (?)
"Item, the xxxjth of the same month at Lancaster, Sir Marmaduke Tonstall."
Early copy, (fn. 12) very badly spelt, p. 1.
31 Dec.
R. O.
1393. T. [lord] Wentworth to Cromwell.
Acknowledges receipt of orders to transmit to Cromwell the depositions, before him and Sir Ant. Wingfild, of words spoken by Sir Ric. Jacksone, parson of Wittillisham. Sends them by bearer, with articles exhibited by one Thomas Bisshope against the parson. Nettilsted, 31 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell. Endd.
2. The articles above referred to, viz.:—
R. O. (1.) "In primis that the said parson declaring the gospel that. . . . . . . . . . . . . the poar (power) after . . preposterous fashion and so ended it. In bidd[ing the beads he said] Ye shall pray [for the] three estates of Our holy. . . . . . . . . . . father the Pop[e]. . . . . . . . . not recant one word aga[in]. . . . . (2.) Within a month after, he brought into the pulpit the King's book of articles, and declaring certain of the articles, said, "Beware my friends of the English books," shaking the book in his hand and saying "he that was the first and chief setter forward of them shall be the first that shall repent him." (3.) The said parson with other curates was sworn to the Act of 28 Hen. VIII. and commanded to declare the injunctions sent from the vicar-general, but has only done it twice or thrice. (4.) To Thomas Busshope, one of his parishioners, he maintained that by the authority God gave to Peter the bishop of Rome ought to be Supreme Head in all places, and said, "Although my prince do command me by his Act of Parliament to hold my peace and also my tongue, yet nevertheless God knoweth my heart." (5.) To Harry Fen he maintained the same, and said, laying his hand upon his arm, "Gossip Fen, hold you your peace and say not the contrary; for if ye live 2 years to an end ye shall see the bishop of Rome in as great authority as ever he was in." (6.) He suffers the word papa to remain in his books."
Witnesses to the several articles:—Thos. Busshope, Thos. Joye, Wm. Medowe, Wm. . . . . . Harry Fen, Thos. Fen, John [Gilders]leve, John Sterlynge, Geoff. Sterlyng, Harry. . . . . e, John Kerver, John Gosseleyn, John King, Edm. Yonge, Wm. Cowper, John Nune, and Robt, Leteney. The third and sixth articles are referred to the spiritual officers.
Large paper, pp. 2. Endd.: Certain articles sent from my lord Wentworth against a priest.
31 Dec.
R. O.
1394. Southampton.
Deposition of Stephen Omedeux of Southampton, yeoman, 31 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII. that the grant of the advowson of the vicarage of Holy Rodes Southampton, by the late monastery of St. Denys, in Southampton, in accordance with which he presented Sir John Schyn, was dated 9 Dec. 1524, more than seven years ago.
Draft, p. 1.
31 Dec.
Teulet, i. 123.
1395. Marriage of James V.
Account by the First President of the Parliament of Paris of the reception of the king of Scotland on Sunday 31 Dec. 1536, with a description of the costumes and the order of the procession.
Having assembled at the palace they passed over the bridge of Notre Dame to St. Anthoine des Champs, where they met the King. The president addressed him, in reply to which he saluted them without saying much, as he knew little French. The Court (of Parliament) then retired as it had come. Soon after the King entered Paris with a great company of princes and lords. He alighted at Notre Dame and lodged in the Bishop's house. The next day, Jan. 1, his espousals with Magdelaine of France were celebrated in Notre Dame. In the evening there was a banquet, and dances in the palace, at which the Court was present.
31 Dec.
R. O.
1396. Lady Margaret Douglas.
Parcels delivered to Grene to the use of my lady Margaret Duglas. 31 Dec. Silver fringe at 5s. an oz., and crimson silk fringe at 14d.— 12l. 7s. 7d.
P. 1. Endd.
R. O. 2. Bill for making a chair for lady Margaret Duglas, including crimson velvet at 13s. 4d. a yard; Venice silver fringe, at 5s. the oz.; crimson silk fringe, at 14d. the oz.; 2,000 gilt nails, etc. Total 21l. 11s. 3d.
P. 1. Endd.
31 Dec.
R. O.
1397. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
Sends the King's the Chancellor's and my lord Privy Seal's letters, and one from Mr. Dynn, for the avoiding of strangers before Christmas according to the Act. My lord Chancellor says he will not forget your request for making denizens, and Mr. Dynn offers his services in that behalf. I gave my lord Chancellor the 40l. as you desired. He said he would do the best for you that he could. Sends the surveyor's and Rolles's letters. Frystock remains till we know your pleasure. Gives an account of what he has done in the matter. Has received of Mr. Treasurer 20l. for the King's New Year's gift. Mr. Surveyor is now out of town. The treasurer cannot get the money for Calais he has been many times promised. Hopes he has received the torches sent by Annys Woodroff. Morgan calls for his warrant. William Pole and his wife are come. He is not pleased that no room has been kept for him, as had been arranged. Is told that there shall be a parliament at York and the Queen shall be crowned there. Divers of the Northern men are come to Court. Lord Shrewsbury comes here upon the holidays, and it is thought there shall be an assembly of the lords and peers soon after. The marquis of Exeter wishes an answer to his letter. John Ghowff sends you by Goodall the King's New Year's gift. London, 31 Dec.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
31 Dec.
Calig. E. i. 84. B. M.
1398. Amaurry. . . . . (?) to the Deputy of Calais.
Sends his compliments to my Lord and Lady and professions of service. Paris, 31 Dec.
Hol., Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add. The signature is very perplexing.
1399. [Cromwell to —].
Harl. MS. 604, f. 64 b. B. M. Nevertheless, in reading your letters to the King and me, both I and all the rest of the lords of the Council did not a little marvel to see that thing by you verified, which was signified to us by the reports of others, that the gentlemen had not performed their promises lately made to you and other of his Majesty's commissioners at Dancastre,—specially concerning the deliverance of the possession of the suppressed houses of religion to those persons whom the King had appointed to be farmers of them. We all thought that as they have broken promise with the King, he need only keep promise in other things with them at his pleasure.
We much marvelled that, considering they look to have a parliament at York, they would have so little regard to the observation of the promise they made when they required the same.
Draft, p. 1. In Wriothesley's hand. At the foot of the page are added in a modern hand two catchwords: "And thies."
1400. Henry VIII. to —.
R. O. Has received his letters and other writings by the bearer, and heard his instructions. Thanks him for his offers, but has no need of troops now, as there is no appearance of hostility, and he is on good terms with all Christian princes. Will give him a pension of 3,000 cr. on condition that he will be of his retinue, that neither he nor his shall directly or indirectly be against him, but aid him when required with men, whom the King will pay, against anyone, except the Evangelical and Protestant princes and states of Germany, and the other princes and states of the empire, in what concerns the empire. If he will accept the King's offer, he can either come in person or send some one properly instructed.
Fr., pp. 2. Endd. by Vaughan: A letter in French of Mr. Soulemont's writing.
1401. Sir Ric. Tempest to the Earl of Cumberland.
R. O. Since the departure of the armies at Doncaster "I have bene sor a crasyd so as I dar not as zet styr a brod, or ellys I wold not have fallyd to have sen zowr lordshyp or thys." I am sorry you and I are in this case, and would be glad to hear how you do and what news you have from above.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
1402. The Vicar of Brayton.
R. O. Misdemeanour of Sir Thomas Maunsell, vicar of Braiton, during the commotion.
On Tuesday, 9 [10th ?] Oct. (fn. 13) he went to Cotnes in Holdenshire to receive 9l., and was taken at Holden by Thos. Davye, one Concet, Sir Richard Fisher and others, as a spy of the sheriff, and kept till Wednesday, 10 [11th ?] Oct. Was then sworn to meet them at Skipwith More. Went and showed this to Sir George Darcye, the sheriff, who sent him to Pountfrele, to inform his father, lord Darcy, who commanded him to keep his oath and bring him word on the morrow. Did so and ran great danger from the mistrust of the commons. Wrote that night to Leonard Beckwith and William Maunsell, his brother, to provide for their safety. Came then and showed Darcy at Pountfrete how the commons intended to come over the water to Darcy's house and the Bishop's. Darcy bade him go home, and, if the commons "did prese to come over the watter," raise all the people in Darcy's room, so that the commons, seeing them ready to go with them, should not come over. Darcy said he would thus do the King service. On Friday, 12 [13th ?] Oct., 24 of the commons came over and raised the town, and he promised them he would raise all the towns in Darcy's room; which he did on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. On Sunday he had summons to meet Aske at York on Monday. Answered he had not a sufficient company, and sent for counsel to Darcy, who sent him word, by Strangwich, to go with his company and lie at Beilbrugh. Did so; but at 3 p.m., hearing that his brother was in danger at York for refusing the oath, he hastened thither, and obtained from Aske leave to swear his brother. Went to the house of his brother, who, on seeing him, smote at him and drove him from the house. Told Aske he had sworn his brother, and returned to Beilbrugh, where he met Strangwich, Darcy's steward, and Gilbert Scote, one of Darcy's gentlemen, in harness, going to Aske, who told him to retire towards Pountfrete and raise Pountfrete, Wakefield, and the towns towards Doncaster. Left his company and went that Monday night to Ferybridges, and on Tuesday morning to Pountfrete abbey, where he warned the mayor to raise the town, and had a letter from lord Darcy to raise Wakefield, and the towns towards Doncaster. That day the earl of Northumberland sent asking him to come himself to take him (the Earl), "because he would be taken with no villains." Went on the morrow to St. Oswald's and Wakefield and towards Doncaster, six men of which came out to him a mile from the town and were sworn. Then came one Dale and asked that the earl of Northumberland, as "craysede," might pass through the commons towards Topclif; and Maunsell gave leave. Came from Doncaster to Ferybriges on Wednesday night, and tarried there and at Pountfrete till the castle was given up. Strangwich came and showed him how to assault the castle if it were not given up. The same night Aske came to Pountfrete, and the castle was given up.
Never spoiled anyone until the castle was given up. Was afterwards commanded to spoil Sir Brian Haistings and the dean of Darrington, which was done by unthrifty persons to the amount of 77l., whereof Maunsell "never had one pennyworth saving 15 head of cattle and other goods extending to the valor of 3l." Yet as he was "named to be their unthrifty governor," he was imprisoned and compelled to make assurance to Haistings and the Dean of restitution according to the pardon. Never stopped any of the King's letters or wrote against the King. Never, after the giving up of the castle, meddled with Darcy or the captains, but repented his misdemeanours. Has never, since the proclamation at Pomfret, offended the King's laws. For a week before he advised all men to receive the pardon, and he and his brother came to the field on the day of the proclamation in harness to withstand all that would refuse it.
If any of the premises can be before "your lordship" disproved, he is ready to refuse the King's pardon. Begs favour. Signed, Thomas Maunsell, priest.
Pp. 6. Endd.
1403. Richard Oldfelden to his son Philip.
R. O. Sends 6s. 8d. by Mr. Geo. Sutton; sent 13s. 4d., a shirt, and a double bag to Mr. Ryshton by my cousin Sir Ric. Huntynton before St. Andrew's day. Will send a hundred verses and more made by Roger Vernon (?) in your brother John's name, concerning this insurrection in the North. "Cave dicas resurrection." You may let your master see them. Sends other English rhymes and news, and clothes. Wants him to-get a room at Oxford for his brother John, who is a proper young fellow and well learned. Would find him clothes and 20s. a year. He thinks he could be a butler well enough. Will give any one who can get him a room a mark or 20s. Sends his master two pair of knives of Bybbys making by the poor man and by Master Bolde's son of Barnton.
Asks what money he wants if he proceeds. If the gown and hood do not come in time he can borrow another. Dare not send the verses lest the poor man should let any one see them or lest any man searched him.
"Phelipp, I pray you send me word how Henry Ancres doth."
Hol., p. 1. Endd. Begins: Trusty and well-beloved son.
1404. Robt. Testwood to Mr. Moreson.
R. O. Thanks for Moreson's kindness to the writer's brother and friend William Graye, the bearer. As Christ says, Mark x., Whoesoever forsaketh house, land, father, mother, &c. for His name's sake, &c. Perceives this worldly love fails and the godly love that is in Moreson increases. Sends writing of the lewd use of a priest, Sir Robt. Canell, who has been complained of to Mr. Warde before this. On Advent Sunday last was preached the most blasphemous and seditious sermon he ever heard. Dr. Haynes and he wrote out certain articles, which Haynes took to Court and delivered to Dr. Butts. Begs Moreson to cause this to be looked to for the said Sir Robt. and Mr. Hely are much made of. Where many shavelings bear rule there is much sin maintained. Mr. Hely is the preacher. Wyndesor.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: With my lord Privy Seal.
1405. Sir George Throgmorton.
R. O. "The manner of delivering the copy of Askys bill by Sir George Throkmerton to Sir W. Essex, as nigh as the said Sir W. can remember."
When Sir William first came to London, seven or eight days before the end of last term, he met Sir George about supper time at the tavern in Fleet Street, where they used oft to eat and drink. There, after communication of Northern men and others, Sir George asked if he had seen the copy of Aske's articles and letter. Replied, he had seen what was in print. Sir George said, "Nay, but another since;" and showed him the said bill containing the oath, vj articles and the letter. Begged the loan of the bill that he might read it; and when he came to his chamber he looked "lightly" on it and threw it in the window. About the second morning after that Sir George, in going to the water, turned into Sir William's chamber and asked if he would go to Westminster, and also if he was done with the said bill. Said he might take it there in the window. Sir George said, "Your servant may copy it if you will: which he did; which copy" Sir W. bade his servant keep till he called for it, but not babble of it, for it was no alehouse matter. Afterwards, when he perceived it to be misliked, he burned it and never let anyone copy it again. Begs the King's pardon, as he never intentionally offended.
Pp. 2. Endd.: Versus G. Throkmerton.
1406. Sir George Throkmerton's Confession.
R. O. "My bounden duty of allegiance most humbly remembered to your noble Majesty." I came to London on Saturday, 18 November, and on the morrow, Sunday, I met Sir John Clarke at Polls, between 9 and 10 a.m., and after the sermon he and I went and dined at the Horse Head, in Chepe, with the goodman of the house in a little low parlour. After the goodman and his wife had left the board we talked of the rebels of the North, and he asked what I heard of them in the country as I came up. Said I heard that my lord of Norfolk and lord Admiral had appeased them. He said there was a saying in London that they were up in Holderness. I asked, "I pray you, do you know what be their demands?" He said, "Have you not seen them?" I answered, No; I had seen the book in print, the answer to the Lincolnshire men's demands. He said, "I will send you them soon to look upon." He brought me to Paul's church, and so departed. That night his servant brought them to me at supper, and after I had read them I threw them in a window. There they lay till the coming to town of Sir William Essex, who met me the same night at supper at the Queen's Head, betwixt the Temple gates. And afterwards, when we two remained alone, we talked of the rebels of the North, and he asked if their demands and those of the Lincolnshire men were all one. I said they were much the same, as appears by the book in print, which he had seen. Then I sent my servant to my chamber for them, and lent them to Sir William, who put them in his purse and departed. As I went to Westminster two or three days after I came to his chamber on other business, and asked him for the bill. He answered, "I looked upon it, and cast it upon the cupboard, and never more thought upon it since; but if you will leave it with me till tomorrow, I will cause my clerk to copy it, and then you shall have it." A day or two after he gave it me, and I kept it and showed it to no man, till I burned it at Reading, and that was as I rode through Berkshire to meet Sir Anthony Hungerford at Sir William Essex's house by appointment. On the way beyond Collebroke I met one Fachell, of Reading, and other men and priests with him. Fachell said they were going to the Court, for divers men of the town and priests had made copies of the rebels' demands and Aske's letters, and the King and his Council were in great displeasure thereat. Said I marvelled at that, for they were universal at London. At Reading I burned the copy I had, and came the same night to Englefild to bed. I showed my brother I had met Fachell riding to the Court. He said, "Yea, marry! I advised him to go thither, for certain priests and lewd fellows had gotten copies of Aske's letters and demands, which were not meet to be in such manner fellows' hands." I said I marvelled they were suffered at London, for everybody had them there. On the morrow I went to Sir William Essex's house to meet Sir Anthony Hungerford, and found Sir William in bed; but he rose and came to me in the parlour. He said he had had but little rest all night, and took me into his garden, and showed me how one Edmonds, of Reading, had told him that certain priests and innholders of the town had got the copy of Aske's letters and demands, and the original had come from Geoffrey Gunter, servant to Essex.
He had then examined his chamber boy, who confessed to having made a copy; and this had made him uneasy. I comforted him, saying that the King and Council knew his truth. He said if he was examined, he must say he had it from me; and I said I must say I had it of Sir John Clark, but I trusted it would be well, as the matter was so common and the effect of it in the printed book. On the morrow, a servant of my brother Englefield's, who was my guide thither, went home, and I wrote by him to my brother that the matter of the Reading men and Aske's letter came out by one Geoffrey Gunter, belonging to Mr. Essex, whose clerk had given Gunter a copy of the articles lent by me to his master. My brother sent word that Fachell was come home, and that the Council had directed Mr. Essex to examine Gunter and send him up. On this Mr. Essex said that if such a command came he would go up with Gunter and tell the whole truth. We parted on Friday, Lady Day (fn. 14); and on Sunday morning his servant brought the letter from the Council to him to send up Gunter, and desired me to tarry till he came. Did so, and he would needs go on to Court that night, but I advised him to send his son with Gunter, and follow himself on the morrow with a servant of mine; and I said that if the matter were not well taken he should send me word, and I would come up myself. Never heard from him till my servant met me by the way, and said he was in the Tower. This is all I know of the matter.
And where I am charged with certain words spoken at supper; I remember sitting at supper, I forget where, when someone asked what were the demands of the rebels, "and every man looked upon other, and no man would make answer." I said it was in every man's mouth, and we were all true men there, so we might talk of it; and said the false knave Aske would rule the King and all the realm. Then I rehearsed his demands, as far as I remembered them, amongst others that to have my lady Mary made legitimate, not approving that more than other. Who were at the board I do not well remember. I learn from my lord Privy Seal that Fischer, who at that time bore my standard, reported in an inn at Deyntre that my lord Steward would join the rebels, and if he did so, I would do so too. Never heard of this till I was a mile from my house, coming towards London, when a servant of my brother Burdett's met me, and said he heard one of my soldiers had spoken such words; and I prayed him to find out who it was. And even though a light person should speak so (and in such a company as I had it is impossible not to have some light person), I trust my forwardness in this business and ever during your Grace's reign, has declared my heart to have been always towards your Grace. Also I learn from my lord Privy Seal that it is reported that two of my soldiers were with the rebels. I answer as before, I know not, but it makes my heart bleed that your Grace should mistrust that if they went to the rebels it had been "long of me."
At the first insurrection I brought to Ampthill to your Grace 300 men, and there 200 were discharged home again. Over 100 of them were men who would rather have gone forward and fought; but I never heard but that they all went home to my country again. As for the other 100 that were chosen, I sent them with one of my sons, by Sir Anthony Browne's appointment, to Higham Ferres; and there all were discharged home except 10, who went forward with my son. As they had no money to go home with I had to give money out of my own purse. About a week after, I had commandment from your Grace to send another 100 men to Lincoln, and so I prepared them in haste and sent them with another of my sons as captain. When they came within six miles of Lincoln Sir Anthony Browne commanded them to return home and receive money at Stamford to take them back. There they could receive no money, so my son had to leave his men there and ride himself to Lincoln for money, and when he returned 36 of them had gone home without wages. Whether any of this 100 or of the previous went to the rebels I know not. But if any of them went by my assent, or if ever I showed that my heart was that way, let me suffer shameful death, a perpetual blot to me and my posterity for ever; but, if not, I humbly beg your Grace's pardon. I beg that Fischer, the standard bearer, and those supposed to have gone to the rebels may be examined, and if any fault is proved in me I refuse your Grace's pardon, except only for keeping of Aske's bill, which I never kept for any harm nor ever gave copy of to anyone. "By your true faithful humble subject and servant with the heaviest heart that ever had living man, George Throkmerton."
Hol., pp. 11. Endd.
1407. The late Dr. Rayne.
R. O. Sayings of Sir Richard Rayne, priest, John Rayne, Ric. Appilbe, Mich. Rayne, and James Watson, late servants to Dr. John Rayne, late chancellor to the bishop of Lincoln. Five or six years ago they ("we") rode with their master from Lidington to Newenham Abbey beside Bedford with a box of money, which their master carefully corded and sealed and delivered to the prior of Newenham to keep. The prior, since their master was slain, will not confess the box. Will swear to the truth of this.
P. 1.
R. O. 2. The parcels of gold and silver in the hands of the executors of Dr. John Rayne, late chancellor to the bishop of Lincoln.
In the custody of the abbot of Pypewell:—a bag of gold, 106l. 10s. 10d.; a bag of groats, 20l.; a bag of pence and pence of 2d., 5l. 16s. 2d. In the custody of the prior of Newenham:—one bag of gold, 169l. 10s.; another bag of gold with one portigewe, 45l. 13s. 7d.; two bags of silver, 39l.; another bag of gold, 25l.
P. 1. Endd.
1408. Sir John Bulmer to Sir Wm. Bulmer.
R. O. Thomas Fullthorp, Ralph's servant, came to me this afternoon, and showed me Ralph sent word that the King has rigged 30 ships to come upon us, that my lord of Norfolk is coming down, that Aske has accused divers persons, and that Sir George Darcy has accused his father and Sir Robert Constable. His counsel is that neither you nor I stir out of the country "for no fair letters nor words." See that watch be laid along the coast and that the beacons be ready, for I fear it is high time.
Copy headed: Copy of Sir John Bulmer's letter to his brother Sir William. P. 1.
1409. The Northern Rebellion.
R. O. A discourse in Morison's hand upon a commonwealth in the course of which the writer says, "I have once already lamented the folly, the madness of Lincolnshire, and as well as in so short a time I could, briefly declared the hurts that ensued sedition. I pleased not all men. The truth is, it was not mine intent. They said I might have spoken never a dele of the novices and yet have said evil enough. I thought nay, and so did as many as saw how earnestly some were bent in their defence. I thought it better to write that they have subscribed than to see my country together by the ears for them. Loth I was to see men so mad to lose their lives for them, with their own mouths had given sentence again themselves, and by writing testified that both by God's law and man's laws they had deserved to die. I was loth to see a parliament's Act scance (?) unto so many so against the wealth of England. Finally, I was loth that men should think abbeys were put down for saying of de Profundis, for rising at midnight, for lying alone, for giving alms to the lame, poor, and blind."
Speaks of the King's great mercy in pardoning the rebels, how deeply the country is concerned in the prolongation of the King's life, of the revival of religion in the land which had seemed to be altogether banished; for it was long since he had seen bishops in pulpits. Now a good sort are almost content that the Pope is a bishop, but the writer fears they may fetch him in again.
Draft in Moryson's hand very much corrected. Pp. 17.
R. O. 2. Another draft of the preceding, also in Moryson's hand, varying considerably (fn. 15) from the first.
Pp. 18.
1410. The Government of the North.
R. O. The insurrection in the North is now appeased, but there remain persons who desire, either by Parliament or else by another rebellion, to compass a change from their present state. Means ought therefore to be devised for the maintenance of perfect quiet in the future.
And first his Grace's pleasure would be known touching the appointment of a lieutenant to remain in the North till the King advance thither; also what entertainment his Grace will allow him, and who shall be his assistants and councillors. Item, as the rebels made the maintenance of the Faith one of the grounds of their rebellion, it would be well to send some of the most virtuous and learned men of the Kingdom to preach and teach in all parts there, and to appoint the bishops of York, Durham, and Carlisle to be present at their sermons. Item, if the King will in person proceed to the North to hold his Parliament, he should first send for such gentlemen of divers parts as he can trust with the rule of his countries in his absence to guard against members of this sedition inhabiting these parts, then take directions and have them put in force while his Grace is here, to see how they work. Special consideration to be had for London, Kent, Essex, Sussex, Hants, Wilts, Oxon and Berks, Somerset and Dorset, Devon and Cornwall, North and South Wales, Norfolk and Suffolk, &c.
Item, the King should allure the nobles and gentry of those parts to obedience by his affability, assuring them that he has passed there crimes wholly to oblivion. "And by this mean his Grace shall also by little and little find out the root of this matter." Item, as money is necessary for the enterprises of princes and adds heart and courage in danger to all men, the King should prepare a mass of treasure. This may be raised from tenths, debts of first fruits, subsidy, obligations in Mr. Tuke's hands, accounts before Mr. Dauncye, "supers" in the Exchequer, augmentations; the lead, bells, plate, &c. of suppressed monasteries; receipts of the master of the wards, &c. Item, if the King will have garrisons planted they should be thought of in time and so ordered as not to offend the people, that the cause of these insurrections "wherewith England has been sore infected" may be removed. Item, that all ordnance may be bestowed in safe places. Item, that a view be taken of the ordnance in the Tower, and provision made of bows, arrows, &c. Item, at this time divers men have had ordnance from the King which should now be recovered. Item, as various spoils have been made in this rebellion, the persons so spoiled should be animated to prosecute the offenders by law, whereby some offenders may yet be punished, and the beginners of the rebellion detected.
Pp. 3.
R. O. 2. Another copy of the preceding.
Pp. 5. Endd.: A remembrance of certain things to be considered.
R. O. 3. "A device made by the King's Highness and his Council for the perfect establishment of the North parts."
(1.) First, the sending down of my lord of Norfolk as the King's lieutenant, to have joined with him a council of personages of honor, worship, and learning. (2.) Item, that my lord of Suffolk repair to Lincolnshire and put the men of substance there ready at an hour's warning to enter Yorkshire in aid of my lord of Norfolk, and certify the number so ready. Also to have with him certain discreet and learned personages to preach and teach the word of God that the people may the better know their duties. (3.) That my lord of Sussex shall join the earl of Derby in Lancashire, and there put the parts not corrupted with the late rebellion ready to serve the King at an hour's warning. Sir Rice Maunsell, Sir Wm. Brereton, Sir Piers a Dutton, and others the gentlemen of Cheshire, to be written to to assist the earls on command, the earls to certify how many able men are thus ready. As some parts of Lancashire are not as quiet as the King would wish, his Grace will send virtuous and learned personages to teach them the Word of God, the ignorance whereof brought them to their late trouble. (4.) The Lord Admiral to repair to Pomfret and take over all lord Darcy's offices there and have 50 soldiers in the Castle. (5.) Sir Ralph Ellerker, jun., to keep Hull with 100 soldiers to be sent him by my lord of Suffolk. (6.) Sir Ralph Evers to keep Scarborough Castle with 100 men. (7.) Sandoll Castle to be delivered by Sir Richard Tempest to Sir Henry Savell and— (fn. 16) soldiers. (8.) My lord of Westmoreland shall be warden of the East and Middle Marches. (9.) That letters may be sent to the earls of Rutland, Shrewsbury, and Huntingdon to have their forces ready at an hour's warning. (10.) That the duke of Norfolk may keep an honorable table for himself and the Council, &c., he should have 3,000l. a year. (11.) The said Duke should have, for wages of 200 soldiers to attend him in his progress to take the submission and minister the oath, 1,000 mks., provided these 200 are over and above his ordinary train. (12.) As this will exhaust much treasure, privy seals should be sent to all bishops for the speedy levying of the tenths, and the King's treasurers, tellers, and receivers-general should be ordered to gather all debts to the King, "and like [order] for the subsidy." (13.) That gentlemen to be despatched to the North may be sent with speed, for the sooner they go the more good they will do. (14.) As a council is to be held of nobles and gentlemen of both robes, and the time of their being together will be so short, that matters to be discussed ought to be somewhat debated beforehand, certain men, learned in both laws, should have the articles delivered to them to consider, in order to abbreviate their labours in disputation. (15.) As the King has in this rebellion spent a marvellous exceeding sum of treasure in the defence of his good subjects, means must be devised for replenishing his coffers. (16.) Sir John Russell, Sir Francis Brian, and Sir Wm. a Parre shall have charge of the shires of Bucks., Beds., and Northampton, and have the forces thereof ready at my lord of Suffolk's command. (17.) Letters to be written to the nobles and gentlemen of these parts to be ready to serve the King. (18.) An order for such of the Council as shall demoure in these parts after the King's departure into the North.
Pp. 6. Endd. The last article and endorsement in Wriothesley's hand. Numbers not in original.
R. O. 4. "Devises for the appeasing and quieting of the commons in the North parts."
First, proclamation under the King's seal to be sent immediately to every market town in those parts that the King, having heard their petitions by the duke of Norfolk and lord Talbot, and the same repeated before his Council in presence of Sir Ralph Ellerker and Robert Bowes, will study as he has ever done for the maintenance of the Church, as its Supreme Head in England. (2.) His Highness intends to make inquisitions against such as use doctrines contrary to Christ's faith. (3.) The King might call his Court of Parliament and declare that [if] any could prove any Act of Parliament or Order of Council passed in his reign contrary to the laws of God and to the common wealth, he would see it reformed. (4.) Where the commons call subverters of the laws both of God and this realm certain whom His Highness reputes just and true, if any can prove the contrary, His Highness is ready to proceed against them. Also in the said proclamations the commonalties should be given hope of pardon, for despair might cause them to reassemble. (5.) The King should write to gentlemen of those parts, animating them in their allegiance to resist any new commotion. (6.) The city of York and towns of Hull and Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the King's castles, as Pownfret, Sandall, Sheriff-Hutton, Middleham, Scarborough, and Barnard Castle, should be kept prepared. (7.) Some nobleman should be appointed lieutenant of the North parts to remain in the country.
Pp. 2. Endd. as in heading.
1411. Calwich, Staff.
R. O. Money demanded of Sir Ralph Longeforde by divers late escheators in co. Staff. for the manor of Calwiche, &c., late belonging to the monastery of Calwich, Staff., suppressed, and which Sir Ralph has taken, under a grant of farm by the King.
Walter Wrottesley, escheator from 28 Nov. 24 Hen. VIII. to 12 Feb. 25 Hen. VIII., is charged (in the Exchequer) for the issues from 20 Oct., 25 Hen. VIII., till 12 Feb. following, 12l. 17s. 7¼d. Richard Harecourt, escheator from 12 Feb. anno 25 to 18 Nov. anno 26, for half a year and 47 days, 25l. 13s. 8¼d. The King is to be answered in the Exchequer by Sir Ralph Longeford of 40l. 7s. 6d. for the issues from 18 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII. to 24 Nov. 27 Hen. VIII., as he took the profits for that time "and the escheator named for that year did not take upon him the office because he was not sufficient of lands according to the statute, &c." Thomas Skrympsher, escheator from 24 Nov. 27 Hen. VIII. to 27 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII., for issues from Michaelmas 27 Hen. VIII. till 10 March following, 17l. 17s. 4½d. Total due in the Exchequer, 96l. 16s. 2d. Signed by Ric. Lyster, John Baker and John Smyth.
Wherefor:—Sir Ralph shows bills of divers sums paid to the King's use, 95l.; which the barons of the Exchequer have no authority to allow without the King's special warrant. Sir Ralph says he paid the late prior of Marton, Surrey, the amount wherewith Skrympsher is charged by reason of an exchange between the King and prior of the premises for the manor of East Molsey, &c., Surrey. These allowed, Sir Ralph is in surplusage 16l. 14½d.
ii. Declaration of money paid by Sir Ralph Longeford to the King's use since 20 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII. for the late monastery of Calwich, Staff., suppressed, by certain bills which the barons of the Exchequer cannot allow without the King's special warrant.
To Thomas Cromwell 27 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII., 26 Nov. 25 Hen. VIII., and 15 May 26 Hen. VIII. (three items described), 20l., 20l., and 25l. To John Gostwyk, 28 Nov. 27 Hen. VIII., 30l.
Pp. 3.
1412. Lord Thomas FitzGerald to his servant John Rothe.
R. O. St. P. II. 402. Begs him to deliver the enclosed letter to O'Bryen, and to bring the 20l. he expects from O'Bryen over to my lord Cromwell, that the writer may so get it. Has had but one noble since he came to prison, and no change of raiment. Has gone barefoot and barelegged (when it was not very warm), and should do so still but for the charity of other prisoners.
Hol. Add.: "To my trusty and well-beloved servant John Rothe."
1413. Lord Thomas FitzGerald to O'Brien.
R. O. St. P. II. 402n. Begs him to deliver to bearer, John Rothe, 20l. upon the plate which he has of the writer's, for he is in great need. Begs him to agree with and aid the Deputy, and the King will surely reward him.
Hol. Add.: "To my trusty and well-beloved friend Bryen."
1414. Ireland.
R. O. Brief report of the state of the English pale, headed "A note of five shires that should be obedient unto the King's Grace." Giving the Irish families who border upon each and interfere with the King's laws.
Dublin county, bordered by Tolys, Byrnys, and Walshemen. Meath, "one of the greatest shires in Ireland," bordered by O'Conghor and O'Reyly on the west, who exact tribute of the King's subjects; West Meath is not brought to obedience. Uriell, bordered on the north by O'Nelle, McMahon, McInnons, and O'Hanlon. Kildare, bordered on the west by O'More, the Demsies, and O'Conghor. Catherlaghe, a great county now all waste by this war and by McMorow, O'Morowe, and the Kavanaghs on the east.
P. 1. Endd.
1415. The Irish Parliament. (fn. 17)
Lamb. 605, f. 10. "The Act of Parliament for resuming and giving of certain lands in Ireland into the King's hands, Anno r. R. Hen. VIII. 28" [c. 3].
Lamb. 603, f. 52. 2. "The Act for (i.e. against) marrying with Irishmen, 28 Hen. VIII." [c. 28].
Lamb. 610, f. 79. 3. "Act for the breaking of wares (weirs) in the river of Boyne, 28 Hen. VIII."
1416. Irish Monasteries.
R. O. List headed "The extent of all the abbeys within the English pale" giving the annual revenues of each house in Irish money.
Meath:—Nuns in Lessemolen 80l. (fn. 18) and Odder 20 "mks. st."; canons in Trym, 100l.; the Novan "parish church there," 50l.; and Kenlis, (fn. 19) 40l.; houses of St. John in Kenlis, (fn. 19) 20l.; and Trym, (fn. 19) 40l.; monks in Fowre, suppressed by Edward III. and let on lease to the prior and his successors at 5l. a year, 200l.; canons in Trystenaght in the Marches, the only house in the district to receive the Lord Deputy, lands lying mostly among the wild Irish, 100l.; Molynger, ditto, 40l.; St. John in Kylkenne in Dillon's land, the prior a "very traitor," 60l.; canons in Loght Sewde, only the prior in the house, 40l.; St. John's in Drogheda (fn. 19) of the bishop of Meath's foundation, 20l. Total, 910l. Irish.
Dublin:—St. Thomas Cowrt canons, 300l.; All Hallows, canons, 100l.; St. John's, (fn. 19) 100l. "st.;" Saynt More Abbey, monks, "good hospitality kept and divine service," 300l.; Chrychyrch Cathedral, 100l.; Grasdewe nunnery, 50l. All but the last are in the city of Dublin. Total, 900l.
Louth:—Mellyfond, monks, 300l.; St. John's in Arde, (fn. 19) prior a "papistical fellow," 100l. "st."; Lowth, canons, lands lying among the wild Irish, 200l.; Terfeghen, cell of nuns, 10l.; and two houses of St. John's in Drogheda, (fn. 19) 20l. Total in Uriel, 600l.
Kildare:—St. John's in the Nase, 20l.; Conall, canons, lands among the wild Irish, 200l.; St. John's in Castle Dermot, (fn. 19) 10l. st.; St. John's in Athy, 20l. Total 255l.
The goods of the houses will be 3,000l. Irish, if suppressed suddenly, but if they have warning the King will lose 1,000l.
Pp. 5. Endd.: Cusake.
1417. Grants in December 1536.
1. John Browne. To be keeper of the change and money in the Tower of London, and of the coinage of gold and silver in the said Tower and elsewhere in England; with the fees enjoyed in that office in the last year of Edw. III. and 1 Ric. II.; on surrender of patent, 13 Nov., 26 Hen. VIII., granting the same offices to Th. Pope. Westm., 9 Nov. 28 Hen VIII. Del., 1 Dec. —P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
2. Hen. Saxton, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Creton, Linc. dioc., in the King's hands by the suppression of the monastery of Valdey. Windsor Castle, 8 Nov., 28 Hen. VIII. Del., Westm., 3 Dec—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
3. Commissions of the Peace.
Northumberland:—Sir Th. Audeley, Chancellor, Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Henry earl of Northumberland, Ralph earl of Westmoreland, Henry earl of Cumberland, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, lord Admiral of England, Sir John Spelman, Chr. Jenney serjeant at law, Th. Percy, Ingram Percy, Thomas prior of Durham cathedral, Sir Th. Clyfford, Sir Th. Tempest, Sir Wm. Hylton, Sir Wm. Heron, Sir Th. Wharton, Sir Ralph Fenwyke, Sir John Heron of Chipchese, Sir Wm. Ogle, Cuthbert Radclyff, Rog. Lasselles, John Norton, Rob. Bowes, Lionel Grey, John Bodenell, Rob. Mennell, Rob. Claveryng, Robt. Collyngwood of Esselyngton, Th. Strangways, John Bently. 3 Dec.
Staffordshire:—Sir Th. Audeley, Chanc., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, George earl of Shrewsbury, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, lord Admiral of England, R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, Walter lord Ferrers, Sir Fran. Talbot lord Talbot, Hen. Stafford lord Stafford, Sir John Porte, Sir Anth. FitzHerbert, Sir Th. Inglefeld, Sir John Gifford, Sir Ph. Draycote, Sir John Harecourte, Sir Geo. Gresley, Rog. Wigston, John Pakyngton, Wm. Whorwood, John Vernon, John Russell, Walt. Wrottesley, Wm. Bassett, Edw. Lyttelton, Th. Gyfford, Wm. Wyrley jun., Th. Holte, Ric. Hassall, Jas. Leveson, Walt. Blounte, Th. Skrymsher, John Gravenour, Th. Moreton, Ric. Selman. 3 Dec. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 5d.
4. Antonio Bruseketto, a native of Genoa. Denization. Westm., 4 Dec. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 13.
5. Commissions of the Peace.
Beds: Sir Th. Audeley, Chancellor, Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, J. bishop of Lincoln, William lord Grey of Wilton, Edmund lord Bray, John lord Mordaunt, Sir John Baldwyn, Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir Walt. Luke, Sir Fran. Bryan, Sir John Russell sen., Sir John Seynt John, Sir Wm. Gascoigne, Sir Mich. Fyssher, Sir John Davy, Sir Th. Rotheram, John Gostwick, Geo. Barnardeston, Edw. Brekett, Sim. Fitz, Nich. Hardyng, Nich. Luke, John Fitz Jefferey of Clapham, Th. Fitz Hugh. Westm. 6 Dec. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 2d.
Bucks: Sir Th. Audeley, Chanc., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, J. bishop of Lincoln, William lord Grey of Wilton, Andrew lord Wyndesore, Edmund lord Bray, John lord Mordaunt, Sir John Baldwyn, Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir John Daunce, Sir Fras. Brian, Sir John Russell, sen., Sir Wm. Wyndesore, Sir Wm. Gascoigne, Sir Edw. Dune, Sir Walt. Stonour, Sir Rob. Dormer, Edm. Pekham, Th. Greneway, Paul Darell, Ralph Verney, Geo. Bulstrod, John Babam, Rob. Drury, Ralph Lane, jun., Th. Lowe, Geo. Gifford, Wm. Davies. 6 Dec. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 3d.
6. Jeremy Moke, a native of the duke of Gelderland's dominions. Denization. Westm., 7 Dec. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p 5, m. 13.
7. Lewis Harbard of Aborgayne, marches of Wales. Pardon for having broken and entered the close of Walt. Dull at Newland, Glouc., and stolen therefrom a horse belonging to the said Walter. Richmond, 6 Dec., 28 Hen. VIII. Del., Westm., 9 Dec.— P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 27.
8. John Berckle. Licence to import 500 tuns of Gascon wine. Richmond, 18 Nov., 28 Hen. VIII. Del., 10 Dec.—P.S.
9. Geo. Crofte, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Newton Ferrers, Exeter dioc., vice John Dylwyn, dec. Richmond, 10 Dec., 28 Hen. VIII.—P.S. (no date of delivery). Signed: T. Wryothesley.
10. Cuthbert Lawe. Grant of the lease lately held by Anth. Heron, late of Consclyf, in the bishopric of Durham, as executor of George Heron, deceased, of all the tithe corn of Hertburne, Northumb.; which lease was made to the said George by the abbot and convent of St. Albans for a term of years not yet expired, and dated 6 Feb., 2 Hen. VIII., and came to the King's hands by the attainder of the said Anthony of high treason. Greenwich, 31 Mar., 27 Hen. VIII. Del., Westm., 13 Dec. 27 Hen. VIII. (sic.) (fn. 20) —S.B. Pat. 27 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 2.
11. Th. Perpoynt. Grant of all manors, messuages, lands, and tenements in co. Northt., lately belonging to Th. Barnebye, deceased; during the minority of Ric. Barnebye, son and heir of the said Thomas; with the wardship and marriage of the said Richard. Richmond, 5 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
12. Benedictine abbey of St. Mary de Pratis, alias de la Prey, Northt., Linc. dioc. To continue unsuppressed, notwithstanding the Act 27 Hen. VIII.; with a reservation to the crown of a close of pasture, with wood and underwood thereon growing, called Gorefeld, alias Marymawdelyn, alias Chappelfeld, in Hanslop, Bucks. Clementia Stock to be abbess. Richemount, 6 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
13. Benedictine monastery or priory of SS. Mary and Helen, (fn. 21) Kellyngne (Nun Keeling), York, York dioc. To continue notwithstanding the Act 27 Hen. VIII., with Joan Alenson as prioress. Del. Westm., 14 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 27.
14. Robert and James Couslad, of Basingstoke, Hants., yeomen, the King's natives. Manumission. Del. Westm., 15 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII.—Pat. p. 4, m. 1.
15. Salop: Commission of the Peace to Sir Th. Audeley, Chanc., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, William earl of Arundel, George earl of Shrewsbury, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, lord Admiral of England, R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, Walter lord Ferrers, Henry lord Stafford, Sir Th. Inglefeld, Sir John Port, Sir Edw. Crofte, Sir Wm. Morgan, Sir Wm. Thomas, Rog. Wygston, John Pakyngton, John Vernon, John Russell, Rog. Corbet, Th. Newporte, Ric. Maynewaryng, Th. Vernon, Th. Holte, Ric. Foster, Ric. Hoorde, Th. Bromley, Th. Oteley, Ric. Hassall, Ric. Selman, Fras. Yong, Th. Lee, Wm. Gatacre, Rob. Broke. 16 Dec. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 6d.
16. Wm. Frankelyn, clk. To be dean of the collegiate church in Windsor castle, vice Ric. Sampson, clk., translated to the bishopric of Chichester. Richmond, 15 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 17 Dec. Signed: T. Wryothesley.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 25.
17. Gawin Carewe. Licence to import 500 tuns of Gascon wine and Toulouse wood. Richmond, 17 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII. —P.S. No date of delivery.
18. Premonstratensian abbey of St. Mary, Cokersand, York dioc. To continue, notwithstanding the Act of Suppression, with Rob. Pulton as abbot. Richmond, 15 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 24.
19. Th. Reynolds, clk., S.T.P. Presentation to the parish church of Kymerton, Worc. dioc., void by death. Palace of Westm., 20 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 21 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 1.
20. John Hale. To be keeper of the ferry between Cao in co. Surr. on the river Thames and Brayneford, Midd. Del. 22 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
21. Geo. Zoche and Ric. Trentham. Licence to import 600 tuns of Toulouse woad. Del. Westm., 23 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 26.
22. Chas. Haward. Licence to import 500 tuns of Toulouse woad and Gascon wine, shipping them at Bordeaux or elsewhere. Del. Westm., 23 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 26.
23. Th. Dawtrey. Reversion of the office of one of the King's serjeants-at-arms with 12d. a day on the first death, resignation, or surrender of Wm. Butler, Wm. Bartilmewe, Th. Greneway, Dav. Cicell, Hen. Vaugham, Pet. Griffeth, Wm. Sabyn, John Pilston, John Ap Guilliams, Th. Vaugham, John Thomas, Nich. Jackson, Wm. Wentworth, Edw. Skipwith, Walt. Chalcote, Rog. Beke, Rob. Marbury, Edw. Goldisborowe, John Stoner, Hugh Willoughby, Ric. Clarke, Th. Lynde, Geo. Warryner, Wm. Uxley, Wm. Rowlte, and John Bukwith. Del. Westm., 24 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 28.
24. Edw. Rogers and John Zouch. Licence to import 1,000 tuns of Toulouse woad and Gascon wine. Greenwich, 23 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Dec. —P.S.
25. Ric. Ranshawe. Reversion of the office of one of the King's sergeants-at-arms with 12d. a day on the first vacancy among the present serjeants-at-arms, viz., Wm. Butler, Wm. Barthelmewe, Th. Greneway, David Sicyll, Hen. Vaughan, Wm. Sabyn, Nich. Jakson, John Pilleston, John Thomas, Pet. Griffith, John Ap Guilliams, Th. Vaughan, Wm. Wentworth, Edw. Skipwith, Walt. Chalcote, Rog. Bek, Rob. Marbury, Edw. Goldesborowe, John Stoner, Hugh Willoughby, and Ric. Clarke. Del. Westm., 27 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 4.
26. Sir Th. Audeley, the Chancellor. Licence to alienate to Ric. Gresham the manor of Escorpe and hundred of Lexden, Essex. Westm., 28 Dec. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 10.
27. Humph Horton, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Rendecombe, Worc. dioc., void by death. Endd.: Exped. apud Greenwich, 29 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 1. Undated.
28. Th. Hawkins, a yeoman of the guard. Grant, in fee simple, of two messuages and two gardens in the parish of St. Paul without the walls of Canterbury, lately belonging to Gerard Reede, an alien mason, born in Freselond, deceased, who acquired them without licence. Windsor Castle, 21 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 25.
29. Th. Starkey, clk. Presentation to the college or chapel of Corpus Christi, near the church of St. Laurence by Candelwyke strete in the city of London, London dioc., void by death of Mr. John Blackden. Richmount, 14 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 30 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 19.


  • 1. Margaret Douglas.
  • 2. See note as to date in Latimer's "Remains."
  • 3. One of these was the rectory of Ripple (Valor Eccl. III. 266) and it was given to Dr. Thomas Bagard. Darius was deprived of it on the 11th Nov. 1536. See note in Latimer's "Remains."
  • 4. Ralph or Rodolph Bradford, D.D. See Strype's Parker, I. 13, and Cooper's Athenæ I. 65.
  • 5. Thomas Manning.
  • 6. These two sentences are marked nota, in the margin.
  • 7. A servant of lord Chancellor Audeley. See Vol. IX., No. 450.
  • 8. St. Giles's, Flamstead. The house was sometimes called St. Giles in the Wood.
  • 9. There is no copy of the proclamation in the MS.
  • 10. "November" must be an error for December, and the day must have been either Monday the 11th or Tuesday the 12th.
  • 11. xviiijth.
  • 12. The exact reference to this MS. has been unfortunately lost; but there is a modern copy of it among the Anstis MSS., "Officers of Arms," vol. II., f. 391, also in the Herald's College.
  • 13. The 9th Oct. was a Monday. The writer makes a similar mistake throughout.
  • 14. Conception of Our Lady, 8 Dec. (1536).
  • 15. In this there is no express reference to the Lincolnshire rebels, but only to sedition.
  • 16. Blank.
  • 17. The Irish Parliament of the 28th year of Hen. VIII. lasted till late in the 29th year, ending only 20 Dec. 1537. But several of its enactments were passed even in the earlier part of the year 1536.
  • 18. The amounts are in Irish money except where otherwise stated.
  • 19. "Serveth for no purpose," or "doeth no good" is said of each of these monasteries.
  • 20. Although the delivery is dated in the 27th year and the grant is enrolled among the patents of that year, it is clear that the Signed Bill was really drawn up, as stated, on the 31 March 1536, and that it must have been passed in Dec. following (i.e. 28 Hen. VIII.).
  • 21. Twice called "Beatæ Mariæ et Sanctæ Mariæ;" but generally "Beatæ Mariæ et Sanctæ Helenæ." Accounts are not clear about the dedication of this nunnery. See Dugdale's Monasticon, iv. 185, note b.