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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|13. Henry Malet, priest, to Dr. Belasses.|
Of late at Amptill, my uncle the master of Gretham (fn. 1) laboured for
your help touching redress for the tenths wherewith he is overcharged.
He has now sent up his servant, the bearer, for a new commission to have
the yearly charges of Gretham allowed according to the statutes. I beg your
favour herein. I am pained at my long absence; my only comfort is to
preach every holyday at home here in Hitchen and hereabouts, and so do
my Lord some service. Please desire Mr. Gostwick's patience touching
payment of my fruits of Hitchen. Hitchen, 4 November.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
|[About 20 Nov.]
|14. Thos. Parry to Mr. Franklyne.|
I have informed my Lord (fn. 2) and divers of the Council how lord Darcy
stayed you against your will (fn. 3) "and what my Lord laid to your charge if ye
should come away with me," and how you would have written, but I durst
not carry your letters. The King asked the "harrot" (herald) for you "and
told him . . . . . . not in the field." Mr. Bows told my Lord you were forced
to go to your house. I advise you to come and show your loyalty to the
King. I remember your service in taking Norham Castle. "It were a
great thankful service to take that most detestable traitor Ask." Write to
Copy, p. 1.
|R. O.||15. Dissolution of the Monasteries.|
|Instructions to the Commissioners for the suppression.|
|Heading mutilated:— * * * * "parliame[nt] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . houses . . . . . . . . . . . [reig]ne of our most [gracious] lord King Henry VIII., which [said religious so hereafter] (fn. 4) our sovereign lord the King hath promised to continue with t[he] . . . [arreragys] (fn. 4) religious persons of them yet still remaining in . . . . . . without any confirmation or establishment by the King's letters pa[tents] thereof made."|
1. The Commissioners shall first repair to the monasteries and take into
their hands the common and convent seals and cause them to be broken or
safely kept to the King's use. 2. They shall call before them the governors
and officers of the said houses, and make them declare upon oath the state
and plight of the houses, and what leases, corrodies, fees, &c. have been
granted by them before 4 Feb. 27 Hen. VIII. 3. They shall make a true
inventory of the lead, bells, and superfluous buildings, and of all "plate,
jewels, ornaments, goods, chattels, debts, corn, stock, and store of the same
houses." 4. They shall survey all the possessions, spiritual and temporal, of
the same houses in the form heretofore used "of such other like houses of
religion dissolved by reason of the said Act of Parliament." 5. They shall
inquire of the debts due to the houses; 6. And put in safe custody to the
King's use all evidences and writings. 7. They shall appoint pensions to
the governors and notify them to the Chancellor and Council of the Court of
Augmentation, with the total values of the possessions; then despatch the
governor and other religious persons with convenient rewards. [8. They
shall make letters for the capacities of the governors and religious persons to
be obtained gratis, in the manner used in other houses heretofore suppressed.] (fn. 4)
9. They shall sell all the corn, grain, household stuff, &c., except the lead,
bells, plate, jewels, and principal ornaments in the form heretofore accustomed
under the Act. 10. They shall pay all servants' wages and debts due for
corn, cattle, victuals, &c., and all other debts not exceeding 6l. 13s. 4d.
11. They shall deliver possession to such persons [as they think meet] (fn. 4) as
the King shall appoint. 12. They shall certify their proceedings under
their seals and signs manual at the day limited.
A paper roll of four sheets sewed end to end, written on one side only.