Henry VIII: July 1538, 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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July 1536, 26-31

26 July.
R. O.
167. Cardinal du Bellay to Cromwell.
"Mons., du temps que j'eteye angloys, ce que je suys encores, comme scayt toute la chrestiente, je scay la seurte que me souliez donner de faire ung bon coup cognoistre au roy mon maistre laffection que luy portez." A means of doing this has arisen; Mons. de Tarbes will tell you of it. It is very easy for your King, and more important than you would think for mine. Paris, 26 July.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add: Monsieur Cramuel. Endd. wrongly: "Caral dukelley."
27 July.
R. O.
168. St. Thomas' Southwark.
Complaint addressed by certain parishioners of St. Thomas' Hospital in Southwark to Sir Richard Longe and Rob. Acton, against the master and brethren of the hospital, accusing them of maintaining improper characters within their precincts, refusing charitable relief to poor people in sickness, and even to those willing to pay,—insomuch that a poor woman great with child was denied a lodging and died at the church door, while rich men's servants and lemans are readily taked in,—refusing baptism to a child till the master had 3s. 4d., and other irregularities. The master often quarrels with his brethren and sisters. On Easter Day three years ago he had a brawl in the street with Sir Thos. Ladde and tore the gown off his back; on St. Andrew's Day following he was "by the ears in the quere" with Sir Robert Morry, and on Candlemas Day following with Sir Thos. Blankewoode, when two constables and two bailiffs were forced to fetch them out of the "quere," and see the King's peace kept. Yet Sir Thos. Ladde was struck in the hand with a knife, a deed for which, if it had been done by any other, especially in the choir, the church should have been suspended.
"It may please you to set an order in the service of the church," for whereas we used to have three or four sermons in Lent we have had none these four years, except in last Lent only, and often scant two masses in a day. Have been forced sometimes to seek a priest about the Borough to sing high mass. The present master discharged some carpenters and bricklayers kept by his predecessor, and when any man wants repairs done tells him "If thou like not thy house get thee out of it." He keeps a woman named Julyan Foster who controls the sisters; and sister Amye, who complained of her two years ago, was ordered to the stocks by the master, who "spent two faggot sticks upon her for the said Julyan's pleasure." Likewise, Ric. Morry, father to one of the brethren, was ordered by the master to the King's Bench because, having met the said Julyan on London Bridge, he said to her, "Thou harlot, wo be to thee that ever I did know thee! For thy sake I ham put from my living." For her sake also the master "procured the peace" against Will. Cawse, servant to Mr. John Wellzborne. The master has put down the free school formerly kept within the hospital, though there is 4l. a year given for its maintenance; he has suppressed an allowance made by the old master to the sisters of one or two barrels of beer for the relief of poor people, and has taken away some of the beds. His conduct on some occasions has been so filthy and indecent that even one of his tenants, Edith Percke, whose house he was for very shame compelled to search for her disorderly rule reproached him with it to his face. He claims to be "lord, king, and bishop" within his precincts, and one Sunday morning broke the head of a constable who was walking quietly from the gardens with one Thos. Bromfylde. On 20 March 24 Hen. VIII. he forced admission into the garden of Gallyen Hone glasier and took away about 60 young bay trees. Although a justice of the peace, he has maintained one of his own servants to have fought with one of his tenants. He does not even succour his sick and aged tenants in their poverty.
ii. List of witnesses against the master, who appeared before the chancellor in my lord of Canterbury's visitation, 27 July 28 Hen. VIII. (Nine names).
iii. Recent acts of the master affirmed by the preceding witnesses, viz., taking fines to let lands greatly under value; selling his church plate and pretending that it was stolen. Sir Thos. Ladde had for his portion 20 nobles and Sir Rob. Morry 5l. for his. Selling a house at Deptford Strand belonging to the hospital, and buying it again to himself and his heirs; buying a house in Lambeth for his concubine Julyan Foster, whom Sir Thomas Ladde would once have "brenned" if the said Gallyen had not interposed by the master's desire. The master contributed nothing to the "vyage" into the North Parts, (fn. 1) though the poor tenants willingly furnished five men in harness. He has turned a lay stall into gardens, which he lets for hire, and has put down the draughts for the easement of the tenants.
Signed (professedly) by seven witnesses, but in the same hand.
Pp. 7. Endd.
27 July.
R. O.
169. Thos. Starkey to Wriothesley.
After leaving you I retired to a little benefice I have here beside Chichester, "to exercise myself among the people here in such things as pertain to mine office"; but I was so grieved with the few words you showed me from my lord that I had small courage to do so. Has always relied on my lord's goodness, and when he promised to promote Starkey's suit, and Wriothesley encouraged him to copy the draught of his bill, felt sure of his friendship. But the words reported by Wriothesley indicate suspicion, especially as the benefice lies so near Pole's family. As to that family here at home, none are more Christian or loyal. Will pledge his life for their truth. As to the other man beyond sea, is amazed and heartbroken. Can testify that when they parted he was a true servant to the King; but his judgment is now altered. Laments that he has brought his friends and family into suspicion. Requests Wriothesley's mediation with my lord and himself. Bosseham beside Chichester, 27 July.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
R. O. 170. [Starkey to Cromwell].
"My Lord, your words have gone through my heart, the which more grievously struck me as coming from you, in whose goodness I was as much persuaded to trust as in any man's in earth." Protests against the imputation that he has dissembled either with Cromwell or the King. As to his preaching, has both written and spoken things which, well pondered, should set forth the truth and promote quiet rather than sedition. "And as touching the corrupt judgment of the sorrowful man [i.e., Pole] I beseech you impute not to me any part of his folly, which hath already more grieved me than ever yet hath done the deed of any man living." Denies that he studies a mean doctrine for his own glory. Forges no mean but what he finds in God's word and approved by the clergy.
Hol., draft, pp. 2.
27 July.
R. O.
171. John Rokewood to Lord Lisle.
On the 14th inst. certain Frenchmen came to this lordship in the parish of Gempe, and took three Flemings at work within the lordship. There was suit made to me for two of them, and your lordship directed letters to the captain of Houting (Autingues) for their delivery, which was obtained. Suit is now made to me for the third, named Clay Neutis, who remains prisoner at Boulogne, and I beg your lordship to write to du Bies for him, as he was employed in inning the corn. Marke, 27 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
27 July.
MS. Dupuy, 265, f. 333. Paris.
172. Raince to Du Bellay (extract).
The Pope spoke to me about the king of England, as I have written to the King, in great anger, "et se attache crudellement contre Cramouelle." He wishes much to hear what answer is made to what the ambassador and I wrote on 20 June about the marriage of the princess Mary with the Dauphin. He speaks much about you, showing such great love for you that you ought to be much bound to him. * * * * Thursday, 27 July 1536.
French, p. 1. From a copy by the Rev. Joseph Stevenson.
[27 July.]
Poli Epp. i., 467.
173. Pole to Paul III.
Received the Pope's letters on vi. kal. Aug., by which he was glad to learn in the first place his anxiety to have a Council. Will be glad to coöperate to the best of his ability, though he distrusts his own qualifications. Wonders the Pope should have called him, when he has hitherto avoided all public responsibility, and even sought excuses for not coming to him when he was asked before. Can offer no excuses now, as he is required by his obedience to comply. Will come at the time appointed. Is much disquieted, however, fearing it will offend the King, to whom he is indebted for much kindness, though from being a foremost defender of the Church he has departed from its unity. But what is he to do? Cannot yet altogether despair of Henry, however others may. Hopes England will be reclaimed by the Council. "Ex agro Patavino."
[28 July.]
R. O.
174. John Gostwyk to Cromwell.
I have taken the inventory of the duke of Richmond's wardrobe, both of his robes and plate; and have delivered the latter into the jewel-house in four coffers sealed,—except certain parcels which remain with the Duchess, delivered long ago by indenture, and other jewels in the custody of Geo. Cotton. I have not yet taken inventory of the wardrobe of beds, nor of other offices, and cannot till the return of the controller of the household, for whom I have waited four days. I have examined Mr. Stringer, almoner to the said Duke, what ready money he has, and he confesses to about 300l., besides 190l. delivered by him on Sunday last to Mr. Cotton, controller of the same household. None of the revenues due at our Lady's day in Lent were paid to my lord's use; so that by Mich. a whole year's profit will be due to the King. I send the inventory of plate as far as I have viewed it, but request it may be returned to be completed, I send my two warrants for signature. I have been at the Tower to prove the four wedges of gold, which are so hard and "egre" they will not abide the hammer, and must be new fined. One of them does not come up to the weight noted by 140 ozs. I have caused the Master and Controller of the Mint to weigh and certify every piece. The blocks of silver hold their weight pretty well. The great chain of 72 links, weighing 138½ ozs., is valued by the Controller at 40s., and two grains better, the charges of coinage paid. I mention this because Ralph Sadler tells me the King valued it at 500l. or 600l. I should be glad to purchase a little mule of the duke of Richmond's now in my custody. London, Friday morning.
Let me know your lordship's pleasure for this gold, else I cannot despatch the millenners or set forward the Irish money; for I have received no bullion yet of Pope. The gold weighs 538½ ozs. ½ qr., and will weigh less when toughened. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.: Privy Seal.
28 July.
R. O.
175. Anthony Sentleger to Cromwell.
I send you, by this bearer, a "boke" (buck). Pardon my writing. I cannot send "your boke," but I must send my letter, "lest your lordschyp wold forget the boks." Help me, for my trust is only in the King and you. Slendon, 28 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 July.
Cleop. E. iv. 210*. B. M. Wright's Suppression of the Monasteries, 139.
176. [The Commissioners for Warwickshire] to Cromwell.
We have surveyed the monastery of Pollesworth, Warw. The abbess, dame Alice Fitzherbert, is 60 years old, a very discrect religious woman, and has been head 27 years. There are 12 virtuous nuns under her of good repute in the country, and none of them will leave their habit. Advise Cromwell to mediate with the King that the house be not suppressed. In the town are 44 tenements and only one plough. Thirty or forty gentlemen's children are often brought up in the house. The town will be ruined if the nunnery be suppressed, standing in hard and barren soil, and the people therein, to the number of six or seven score persons, likely to wander for their living. Maxstoke beside Coventry, 28 July. Signed by John Grevyll, Symond Mountfort, Thos. Holte, Roger Wygston, Geo. Gyffard, and Robt. Burgoyn.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 July.
R. O.
177. G. Earl of Shrewsbury to Cromwell.
In behalf of the abbot of Combermere, of whose house the Earl has been steward 40 years, and who fears Cromwell's displeasure for refusing a servant of Cromwell's the farm of the parsonage of Chyldysercall, Salop, which he had granted to another by the Earl's desire, at his late being at London. Herdwyk, 28 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 July.
R. O.
178. Ralph Earl of Westmoreland to Cromwell.
Is much bound to Cromwell for his kindness. At his departure Cromwell promised to speak to the King about the 100 marks out of the suppressed houses, and was willing the Earl should send his attorney Rob. Smyth and his servant Will. Burgh to remind him.
Cromwell will remember he would be means to have the 100 marks made 100l. Colney, 28 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell.
28 July.
R. O. St. P. vii. 659.
179. Sir G. da Casale to Cromwell.
Against the advice of all his counsellors the Emperor has determined to invade France. The difficulties are great. The French king has removed all supplies from Provence, and has garrisoned Grasse and other places to cut off his retreat, has fortified Marseilles, and sent thither Stephano Colonna and the Prince of Melfi (sic) to provide for the keeping of the city. Moreover the king of France had determined to encamp in a convenient place, so that on the Emperor's approach to Marseilles he might cover the city with his army. Turin was also also left in the power of the French, and there was a want of money to pay the forces. The Emperor, however, persisted, and the army is said to have moved, the horse under the duke of Alva and Ferdinand Gonzaga going by the coast of Liguria, the way formerly taken by the marquis of Pescara and duke of Bourbon in the face of an enemy when they returned from Marseilles. The Emperor himself with his Spaniards has gone by the county of Tenda, the way taken by the same marquis and duke in going to Marseilles. He has sent the Germans and Italians by the higher mountains. The Emperor was expected at Nice by St. James' Day. His forces have taken Antibes and other places on the coast of Provence. He has left at Turin 6,000 Germans and 4,000 Italians under Lopez Gottieri, a Spaniard, and the marquis of Mussi, an Italian. Orders are given to obey the duchess of Savoy in everything. There are 12,000 foot within Turin, and the number increases daily. The French can easily raise a tumult in Italy against the Emperor. Ascanio Colonna is coming to Rome in post, sent by the Emperor. Has seen his letters to the marchioness of Pescara, his sister, stating that he was sent for the sake of peace and on account of news about a Turkish fleet. A month ago news came that Barbarossa was at Nigropont, and the Venetians have written that 20,000 horse are coming from Bossnia, but their news is not much believed, for they are asking from the Pope a faculty to obtain money of the clergy. As to peace, those two cardinals (fn. 2) have declared their commission to the Emperor, who has made the same reply—that it rests with Francis, who has moved war not only in Italy but in Flanders. The Pope, however, has still some hope of peace. John Paul Ursinus de Cere, who is in Turin, has attacked a force of 200 Greeks in the Emperor's pay, and made them prisoners to a man. The Emperor takes with him by land 20,000 Germans, 8,000 Spaniards, and a small number of Italians. People think he must be encouraged by some treason like Bourbon's in France. Suggests other motives, and some counsel that the King might give to France. His brother Francis Casali has received letters of 1 July from Hungary, showing that the peace has not been yet arranged there, king John not conceding all the Emperor's demands. His brother the bishop of Belluno, who was going to the King, has caught a fever. Awaits instructions in answer to his letters. Rome, 28 July 1536.
Hears from a friend at Naples that Barbarossa's fleet had passed through the strait of Sicily. Thinks therefore he will leave the shores of Italy and attack France or Tunis. Signed.
Latin. Add.: Secretario. Endd.
29 July.
R. O.
180. Oliver Leder, Ric. Reynold, George Medley, and Robert Palmer to [Cromwell].
As was the King's pleasure and yours, we have given diligent attendance to Sir Bryan Tuke, treasurer of the King's Chamber, for a final end concerning 10,000 marks in two several obligations. We desire your Lordship's help that the matter may now take a good perfection. 29 July 28 Henry VIII. Signed.
P. 1. Endd.: Oliver Lether, Ric. Reymond, Geo. Medley, and Rob. Palmere.
29 July.
R. O.
181. Sir Gregory Casale to Cromwell.
Wrote yesterday by Flanders. No news of the Emperor's arrival at Nice. The Imperialists left at Turin have retreated somewhat and broken the bridge of the Po because the inhabitants annoyed them. From France it is reported that Marseilles is well fortified by sea and land. If so, the Emperor will probably leave it and invade Languedoc, though it is an arduous work. There is great anxiety in Naples and Sicily about the Turkish fleet, of which it is not known yet whether it mean to attack Africa or Italy. Rome, 29 July 1536. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: Secretario. Endd.
29 July
R. O.
182. John Casale, Bishop elect of Belluno, to Cromwell.
Wrote from Venice how he was free from the hands of the Germans, but in ill health from his imprisonment, and that he desired to come to Bologna to recover, and afterwards to England to kiss the King's hand.
At Bologna was attacked by an illness in the back (una descesa nella schiena), doubtless arising from the German prisons, but hopes soon to recover. Had already written to his brother, the knight, that he proposed to go to England; and he has sent him some of his discourses on current affairs and news from Venice, the Camp, and elsewhere, but they are already old;—among others, a letter from the Emperor's camp stating that they will begin to march in the middle of this month. Sends an extract. The letter is from a Spaniard, but the thing is very probable because, you will see, they have the same information at Rome. The Emperor, so far, plays in security, because he is going to Nice by the coast of Genoa, where the country is friendly, and he has a fleet continually with him. Must not omit to send another extract of a letter, though from a Spaniard, stating that the Emperor is going without baggage and without servants, to show an example to others. A Roman gentleman, related to me, passed from here yesterday, sent by the Emperor to the Pope to induce him to contribute to the defence of Naples against Barbarossa; suggesting that if the Pope would muster men for the defence of Naples, they would avail to defend Rome. He says the Pope will do it. An Italian gentleman who converses freely with the Emperor says that the Emperor has great belief that the King of England must be his friend, and further, that if the King of England wished it, he has a great opportunity of mediating for the peace of Christendom. Bologna, 29 July 1536.
Sends with this a letter to the King. Signed.
Italian, pp. 3. Add.: Secre[tario].
30 July
R. O.
183. Lord Lisle to Cromwell.
On coming to Calais I assembled the Council concerning the booty betwixt the Flemings and the French, when Wingfield declared how he had ordered the matter in the last war to the contentment of both; but as both have offended by entering the King's Pale, will wait for further directions in this matter. Calais, 30 July.
I have written to the captains of Gravelines, Tourneham, and Boulogne to charge their garrisons not to meddle any more within the King's Pale. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal.
31 July
R. O. St. P. vii. 662.
184. Queen Mary of Hungary to Henry VIII. (fn. 3)
Has received his letters written at Dover on the 23rd, expressing a desire to mediate between the Emperor and France. Perceives that the Imperial ambassador has declared to him all the Emperor's efforts for peace, notwithstanding which Francis has invaded the duke of Savoy, the Emperor's vassal, and occupied a large part of his duchy and of Piedmont, in direct violation of the treaties of Madrid and Cambray; so that the Emperor has been forced to go against France. Thinks Henry cannot support Francis under the circumstances, and as the affair touches herself and the countries under her rule, will endeavour to induce the Emperor to gratify Henry, and forbear hostilities. Brussels, 31 July 1536. Signed.
French. Add. Endd.: A letter from the Lady Regent of Flanders.
31 July
Corpus Reform. III. 104.
185. Alesius to John Æpinus.
Sent by his countryman Alexander, a bookseller, to Æpinus at Whitsuntide, letters, with 10 from Hungary to be sent on to Melanchthon. Wrote but shortly then, for danger would not allow him to do more. From the articles (fn. 4) and his letters to Melanchthon, Æpinus will see in what danger they are. Has not sealed the letters or articles that he may read them. Asks him to seal them and send them on to Wittenberg. The duke of Saxony and all of you should know them. Has, therefore, translated them into Latin. Asks him to request Melanchthon to write to him. London, Prid. Cal. Aug. 1536.
R. O.
186. John Bishop of London to Mr. Bedell.
My lord Privy Seal, after his departure from the Chapter House, requested me to send him the names of such as I thought meet to occupy the Cross here till Michaelmas, and from these with others, he would make a convenient mixture and appoint against this next morning. "Wherefore I pray you to deliver this day this schedule enclosed." Signed.
In his own hand, in Latin: It is very important that you should suggest to his lordship with what zeal Roland Philips at this time last year, labored in our presence to bring the Carthusians into obedience to the King as head of this Church.
P. 1. Add.: Right Honourable, of the Council. Endd.: July. Absurdly endorsed by a later hand: John Bonner.
R. O.
187. John Bishop of London to Cromwell.
I have just heard of a nest of young goshawks in my wood called Wormeholt; I give them to your lordship. The bearer, who saw them yesternight, will guide anyone you like to send to the nest. Friday at 9 o'clock.
P.S. I shall be ready to come to you when I learn you are at leisure.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Mensis Julii.
R. O.
188. John [Hilsey] Bishop of Rochester to [Cromwell].
The Master Generall and Provincial have noticed the unruly demeanor of the prior of the Black Friars in Norwich, (fn. 5) but he will not obey them. When the bishop sent him word that it was Cromwell's pleasure that they should look upon him and the order of his house, he answered most unreverently, as the bearer, the Master General, can show, and can also tell Cromwell strange matters of his evil behaviour. Asks Cromwell to let the master of the Gylbertyns, the prior of Watton, (fn. 6) enjoy his office, with all in commendam. Doubts not he will do the King good service. Apologises for not waiting upon Cromwell, being troubled with a "syatyca." This morning.
Hol., p. 1. Endd.
[July ?]
R. O.
189. John [Hilsey] Bishop of Rochester to Cromwell.
Could not wait on him yesterday on account of his "cyatyca." Asks that his chaplain, his chancellor, may have the benefice of Town (Towyn) in Merionethshire, (fn. 7) now held by his uncle Mr. Gryffythe, who is dying.
This morning in my house at Ludgate.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. 190. John Hilsey Bishop of Rochester to Cromwell.
Was informed by a friar of his, the bearer, of certain heinous words spoken against the King. He will tell you by whom they were spoken. The Black Friars, Sunday. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. 191. Henry VIII. to All Souls' College, Oxford.
Ordaining new statutes to put an end to disputes touching the election of wardens, and other matters; and setting forth the form of the oath to be taken by each warden and scholar at his election, in which allegiance is to be sworn to the heirs of the King and Queen Jane according to the statute of 28 Hen. VIII.
Draft, Lat., pp. 7. Endd.
R. O. 192. Thos. Aleyn, Clerk, to Cromwell.
The master and fellows of Benet College, Cambridge, will not comply with Cromwell's letters for his promotion to a fellowship. The Lord Mayor, for whose sake Cromwell wrote, suspects the cause is Aleyn's indiscreet behaviour in causing Cromwell to desire what cannot be done; or else there is great unworthiness in him. Asks him to require a true and unfeigned answer to his letters. The master said to Aleyn that Master Secretary doth send many letters in a year, and regardeth as much the trip of a man's finger as the speeding or performing of his letters. Understands that the King may give a fellowship at the college because he removed a fellow by giving him a benefice.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell. Endd.
R. O. 193. Geo. Egelisfelde, Currier, of London, to Cromwell.
Complains that he is refused payment of 16l., promised to him by Master Williamson and Master Lee, to whom, for Cromwell's sake, he surrendered a lease of two tenements and a garden in the parish of All Hallows, beside Austin Friars.
Hol., p. 1. Add., at the head: To the right worshipful Sir Thomas Cromwell, knight, high secretary to the King our sovereign lord, and lord of the Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. 194. George ap Mathewe Gogh, "privileged at Westminster," to Cromwell.
Begs Cromwell to procure the King's signature to his bill of pardon, which his wife exhibited to Cromwell on Sunday fortnight in the King's palace at Westminster. Has been in sanctuary 4½ years.
Hol., p. 1. Add. at the head: To the right honorable my lord Secretary. Endd.
R. O. 195. William Lambard to Cromwell.
Last year the letters of your lordship and master comptroller of the King's household, were delivered to Sir John Champeneys, then mayor of London, by Sir Giles Capell, who would not show them to his brethren at the next court day, "because he would rather prefer his own servant to the same." I have since delivered your other letters to the same effect to Sir John Aleyn, now mayor, who desires me to inform you of his answer requesting you would be so good lord to me as to send a ring or other token by your servant Thacker to him at the next court, that I may thereby have the first room of a yeoman of the chamber of London, or at the water side, or else one of the corn meters.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell. Endd.
R. O. 196. — to Cromwell.
Information against Dr. Gilbert, chaplain to the archbishop of Dublin, who, one Sunday about the end of the Parliament 28 Henry VIII., upon the words Multi sunt vocati, said men were called to be emperors, kings, lords, bishops, &c., and all ought to be content, and not grudge others their possessions, citing the case of king Achab (3 Kings xxi.) who wrongfully took away Naboath's vineyard, and was thereupon warned by Eli that he should be slain and dogs should lick his blood. He added, that if any, therefore, were possessed of any house or lands, let them rather die than be put from them.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. 197. — to [Cromwell].
Borrowed 160l. for his master the old prior of Worcester, of Master Jerves; and now that the prior has resigned, has been arrested for the debt. Is told by Sir William Kingston that the Prior's debts will be paid, and both he and Ric. Cromwell have promised that [Cromwell] will discharge him to Mr. Jarves. Desires to know his pleasure.
P. 1. Begins: My good lord.
R. O. 198. Monasteries.
Valor of the possessions of the priory of [St.] Thomas, near Stafford.
Rents and profits, as appears by the books of the auditors, concerning the suppression, 141l. 6s. 7d.; whereof: annuities to the late prior and canons, 54l. 6s. 8d. Fees, 14l. 6s, 8d. To the King, for a tenth, 14l. 3s. 3d. Remainder, 58l. 9s. 11½d.
Goods and chattels, with bells and lead, 224l. 15s. 10d.
The late Prior's debts, 235l. 19s. 7d.
So the debts exceed the goods, 11l. 3s. 9d.
Mem.: The Bishop has paid and is bound to pay to the King's use for the goods, 84l. 9s. 2d.
If the Bishop has the goods and pays the debts he will lose 95l. 12s. 11d.
Lat., p. 1. Endd.
R. O. 2. The abrevyate of the inventory of the goods of Newsham Abbey:—
Bells and lead, 462l. 10s. Plate, 115l. Corn and cattle, 129l. Household stuff, 10l. 5s. The ornaments of the church, 10l. = 726l. 15s.
The inventory of the land: The demesnes of Haybur, 7l. 1s. 2d.; of Newhowse, 35l. 7s. 6d. The residue, 99l. 3s. 6d. = 141l. 10s. 2d.
The woods, 500l.
P. 1. Endd.
Lamb. 602. f. 155. 199. [Robert Cowley to Cromwell.]
"A remembrance to your honorable lordship for the despatching of my lord of Desmonde."
1. As the said lord has been so long out of his native country, his servants and others who would support him in recovering his right are forced to take part with his adversary. He has received no money from his country since his coming into England, but at the King's finding, "of the which he is now destitute." Requests his lordship, of pity, that he may be despatched. He will serve the King all his life. 2. Hopes that the King will also lend him a sum of money in mortgage on the lands which have descended to him, being without claim. 3. That a letter be sent to his adversary to show his right to the earldom before the Irish Council. 4. Letters to be written to the Deputy and Council, to the earl of Ossory and his son the lord Treasurer. and to the gentlemen and lords of the country.
Pp. 2. In Robert Cowley's handwriting. Endd.
R. O. 200. Alex. Ketyng to Cromwell.
Cromwell has caused an Act to be drawn that the inhabitants of Wexford county shall enjoy their liberties as in the time of the earl of Shrewsbury. Owing to wars there is no "precedent of the liberty conterpalentyn" anywhere in the said county, for the precedents are lost long ago, but all matters were tried there by the county officers, except four, i.e., burning of houses, forestalling, ravishing women, and treasure trove, which were examined in the county by the King's commissioners. Desires that all points and matters may be expressed in the said Act, and also the said four points; for now that the whole county pertains immediately to the King, it is unnecessary to put other commissioners there than the officers. If this is not done the "lorne men of Dulyng" will say as they have often done that there were many matters never granted to the earl of Shrewsbury or his predecessors. Also let it be in the Act that the inhabitants may not be compelled to give coign and livery to the Deputy, nor to any other. Let the officers be part English and part men of the county, for if a man of another county desires to be an officer it is for no good purpose, the fees being insufficient to pay the charges of a stranger continuing there. The gentlemen and commons there asked the writer to make suit that Thomas Agard might be their treasurer and receiver, and wrote to Agard to pay the 40l. promised for Cromwell's favour and all necessary expenses in obtaining their liberty. Begs favor in his suit for Nich. Ketyng's lands. The rent is but 22 mks., and he will keep men upon them to do the King service. Has long made suit for a benefice in the King's gift, and appealed from the archbishop of Dulyng to the King or Council, the first appeal made out of Ireland since the Act for that purpose. (fn. 8) Begs that he or some friend may have the benefice.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. 201. French News.
"Le Roy fait payer aux gentilzhommes de France cent solz de taille pour chacune charue labourant sur leurs terres," i.e., on their own farms; but they are not satisfied, and have mutinied. They have been deprived of their privileges, and forbidden to trade. The "mauvais garçons" who have been in the wars hope to make their fortunes by being sent into England, or else to die there. The duke of Savoy and his band have defeated the Gascons and others who were within Cremynolle and Fossam, in Piedmont.
Fr., p. 1.
202. Grants in July 1536.
1. Wm. Butte, the King's physician. Grant of the manor of Thornage, alias Thornehedge, Norf., advowsons of Thornage and Brynton, Norf., and all lands, &c. in Thornage, Brynton, and Briston, &c., Norf., belonging to the said manor, which lately belonged to the see of Norwich; in as full manner as Richard late bishop of Norwich enjoyed the same. Westm., 1 July. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. same day.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 18.
2. Th. Chafyn. Lease of all the demesne lands and the whole barton of the manor of Mere, Wilts, parcel of the duchy of Cornwall, with all houses built on the said barton, and with a barton covered with litter, warren of coneys and fishery; for 21 years, rent 31l., and 10s. increase; on surrender of patent 5 Feb. 13 Hen, VIII. granting a similar lease to Guthlac Overton, an auditor of the duchy of Cornwall, and a gentleman usher of the King's chamber. Del. Westm., 1 July 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 4.
3. Th. Crumwell. Appointment as keeper of the Privy Seal, with fees of 20s. a day, or 365l. a year; 90l. thereof out of the customs of Pole, 200l. small custom of London, 56l. 13s. 4d. customs of Bristol, and the remaining 18l. 6s. 8d customs of Plymmouthe and Fowey, the office having been granted during pleasure to Thomas earl of Wiltshire and Ormond by pat. 23 Jan. 21 Hen. VIII. Westm., 1 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 2 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 3. Rym. xiv. 571.
4. Westminster Abbey. Grant to Wm. Boston, the abbot, and the convent of St. Peter's, Westminster, of the site, &c. of the late priory of St. Mary, Hurley, Berks., with all houses, closes, gardens, &c. in and about the said site, and all those manors, &c. in Esthamstede, Berks., with the rectories of Hurley, Waltham, and Streteley, and the advowsons of the vicarages of Hurley and Waltham; the tithes of Knoll Hyll, now in the tenure of Ric. Andrewes, parcel of the said rectory of Hurley; a pension of 4s. a year issuing from the church or rectory of Esthamsted; a messuage and certain lands in Kyngham, Oxon., now in the tenure or occupation of Nich. Waters, the manor or lordship of Hurley, Berks., a water mill with all other lands, &c. in Hurley, which were parcel or appurtenances of the said house or priory, with views of frankpledge, &c. in the said manor or vill of Hurley; with reservation of a great wood in Hurley, called Hurley wood, near the wood called "the Thykket;" which premises came into the King's hands as parcel of the said late priory by Act 27 Hen. VIII. To hold by an annual rent of 14l.
This grant is in exchange for the following, granted to the King by a charter of the said abbot and convent, dated 1 July 28 Hen. VIII., viz., the site, &c. of the manor of Neyte, within the precinct of the water called "le Mote" of the said manor; a close opposite the said site called the Twenty Acres; a meadow called Abbots medowe, with a piece of land called Cawsey Hall; 18 acres of meadow near "le Horsefery," called "Market Mede;" 32 acres of arable land in divers places, three acres of meadow in Temys Mede, four acres of land and one acre of meadow, now in the tenure of John Laurence; two acres of land in three pieces near "le Eye," now in the tenure of the said John Laurence, two acres of meadow in Themes Mede, now in the tenure of the same John; two acres of meadow in Market Mede, now in the tenure of John Clerke; two acres of land in Charyngcrosse felde now in the tenure of Th. Swallowe; all which premises lie in the towns and parishes of Westminster and St. Martin in the Fields, Midd.; and a messuage or tenement called the Lambe, in Westminster, in a certain street there called the Kynges strete, with a wharf thereto adjoining, late in the tenure of John Pownfrett; three acres of meadow in Chelseheth, near a brook, Midd.; the advowson of Chelseth church; the manor of Totyngton, Midd., and all those lands, tenements, &c. in Totyngton then in the occupation of Hugh Mannynge; the advowson of Totyngton church; and all other lands, &c. reputed part or parcel of the said manor of Totyngton, with tithes, &c.; the site, &c. of the manor of Hyede, Midd., and all lands, &c. belonging to the said manor now in the occupation of Th. Arnolde; the manor of Eybery, Midd., with all lands, &c. reputed parts or parcels thereof; two closes, late parcels of the farm of Longemore, Midd., which manor of Eybery, Wm. Wasshe now occupies; two banks, of which one leads from Totehill to the Thames lying between the ditch of Market Mede on the south, and those of Burgoyne and "le Vyene gardeyn" on the north, and the other between the said "Market Mede" on the west, and the Thames on the east in Westminster, which John Shether now holds and occupies. And three parcels of meadow called Market Meds in Westminster, lying between the Thames and Totehill, and "le More" abutting upon Sherdyche, which three parcels of meadow and moor John Bate now holds and occupies; a close containing 18 acres of pasture in Westminster, called Sandpytfeld, with two meadows thereto adjoining, which Wm. Bate now holds; a meadow containing eight acres in Westminster, called Longemore, and a bank in the said parish of St. Martin, extending from a bridge called Abbotts Bridge to the Thames, which John Laurence now holds; a pasture called Priours Crofte in the same parish, near the way leading from Eybridge to Eybery, and a piece of meadow containing 1½ acres, called Pryours Hoope, in Teamys Mede, in the same parish of St. Martin, and a close called Brickclose in the same parish between the great close belonging to Eybery on the west and north and Condet Mede on the east, which Robt. Sharpe and Elizabeth, his wife, late wife of Wm. Vyncent, now hold and occupy; a croft containing 1½ acres of land called Haywards which Edw. Stockwood now holds and occupies; a meadow containing four acres, parcel of Longmore, near Abbotts Bridge at Totehill, which Nich. Fissher now holds in Westminster; a tenement with two cottages at Charynge Crosse in the said parish of St. Martin in the Fields, which Christiana Norresse now holds and occupies; an annual rent of 16d. issuing from an inn called "le Swanne" at Charynge Crosse, in Westminster; another of 11s. 8d. issuing from certain lands of the abbot of Abyngdon, now in the tenure of Geo. Sutton in Charyngcrosse felde; another of 6d. issuing from a close at Colmanhedge in Westminster; another of 7s. 1d. issuing from 20 acres of land in Westminster, now in the tenure of Sir Wm. Essex; another of 18d. issuing from certain lands in Westminster and the parish of St. Martin aforesaid, late of Edw. Norres; another of 14d. issuing from 3½ acres in Westminster and the said parish, now in the tenure or occupation of Sir Hugh Vaughan; another of 2s. issuing from four acres of arable land and 10 acres meadow now in the tenure or occupation of Wm. Jenyng in Westminster and the said parish; and another of 4l. issuing from the lordship or manor of Chelseth, Midd., late in the tenure of Sir Wm. Sandys, lord Sandys, and three closes in Estgrenewych, Kent, parcel of the farm of Coome, late in the tenure of Wm. Muschampe. Westm., 3 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. same day.— S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 5.
5. Nic. Stancyall or Stansyall of Buckan or Lucktan, Surrey, merchant. Protection, going in the retinue of Sir Arthur Plantaginet, viscount Lisle, deputy of Calais. Westm., 3 July 28 Hen. VIII.— Fr., m. 2.
6. Bishopric of Chichester. Restitution of the temporalities of the bishopric, on the election of master Ric. Sampson, dean of the Chapel Royal, as bishop vice Rob. Shirburn, resigned. Westm., 15 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 4 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20. Rym. xiv. 573.
7. Sir Wm. Wyndesoure and Margaret his wife. Livery of lands, Margaret being daughter and heiress of Wm. Sambourne and of Anne late his wife and late wife of Wm. Lussher, and kinswoman and heiress of Drugo Sambourne, who held of king Henry VII., viz., daughter of the said William, son of the said Drugo. Westm., 16 May 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 4 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 30.
8. Miles Huddleston, rector of Wetinton, Lanc. Pardon of all non-residences of which he is impeached by an information before the Barons of the Exchequer by Th. Holcroft under statute 21 Hen. VIII. Westm., 2 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 4 July. P.S.—Pat. p. 4, m. 1.
9. Commissions of the Peace.
Dorset: Sir Th. Audeley, chanc., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam lord admiral of England, N. bishop of Salisbury, Hen. lord Montague, Hen. lord Mautravers, John lord Audeley, Hen. lord Dawbeney, Sir John Fitz-James, Sir Th. Willoughby, serjeant-at-law, Sir Giles Strangways, Sir Th. Trenchard, Sir Th. Arundell, Sir Th. More, Sir Edw. Wylloughby, Sir John Horsey, John Rogeres, Wm. Uvedale, Geo. Lynde, Ric. Philips, John Oryng, Wm. Hody, Nich. Wylloughby, Hen. Assheley, Hen. Strangwayes, Wm. Thornell. 4 July.
Essex: Sir Th. Audeley, chanc., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, John earl of Oxford, Henry earl of Essex, Thomas earl of Rutland, Robert earl of Sussex, Thomas lord Crumwell, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam lord admiral of England, Henry lord Fitzwater, Henry lord Morley, Robert abbot of Waltham Holy Cross, John abbot of St. Osiths, William abbot of Stratford, Sir Ric. Riche, John Hynde serjeant-at-law, Sir Brian Tuke, Sir Rog. Wentworth, Sir Giles Capell, Sir John Raynsford, Sir Wm. Pyrton, Sir Th. Darcy, Sir Humph. Wyngfeld, Sir John Seyntclere, Sir John Tyrell, Humph. Broun serjeant-at-law, Sir Roger Cholmeley serjeant-at-law, John Smyth, Eustace Sulyerde, John Poynts of Huckyngton, Edw. Tyrell, Anth. Darcy, Edw. Grene, John Gatys, John Broun, John Berneis, John Hasilwood, sen., Rob. Mordaunte, Ric. Higham, John Pilbarough, Barth. Prowse, John Edmondys, Th. Tey, Guy Crayford, John Blake. 4 July. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, ms. 3 d. and 4 d.
10. Ric. Herbert. Constat and exemplification of the inrolment (in consequence of the loss of the original, sworn to by Th. Beriton), of patent 5 Feb. 4 Edw. IV., granting in tail male to Sir Ric. Herbert, the manors of Grove, Radnore, Mookas, Brutescourt, Thronckeston, Westhide, Egelton, Redehire, Howton and Wormeton Tirell, Heref., and messuages, lands, &c., in Hereford, Dorston, Dewchurch, Deweswall and Moraston, Heref., Lassington alias Lastington, Netherley and Eggeworth, Glouc., lately belonging to Sir John Skydmore alias Scudamore, which came to the King's hands by an Act of forfeiture 1 Edw. IV.; also the manor of Monyngton in Stradell Vale, Heref., and the moiety of the manor of Eton Tregoys, Heref., with certain messuages, land, &c., in Dorston, Turneston, Vouchirche, Peterchurche, Annebury, and Bromeyerd, Heref, and land, &c., in Ewyas Lacy, marches of Wales adjoining co. Heref., lately belonging to Th. Fitzherry of Hereford, which came to the King's hands in like manner. Westm. 5 July. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 1.
11. Commission to Hen. Wiat and Ric. Ogan of Bolston, to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of John Harrys, sen., of Haverford West, deceased. Westm., 6 July.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 1 d.
12. Sir Edw. Seymor, viscount Beauchamp. Grant of the office of keeper, governor, and captain of the island of Jersey and castle of Gurrey alias Montorguill (Mont Orgueii), with fees as enjoyed by Sir Th. Vaux, lord Harrowdon, late governor, Sir Arth. Darcy, Sir Anth. Ughtred, Sir Hugh Vaughan, or John Nanfan; with all advowsons in the said island, and the lordship or manor of St. German there; on surrender of patent 17 Jan. 27 Hen. VIII. granting the same to the said Sir Th. Vaux, lord Harrowdon. Westm., 7 July.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 28.
13. Commissions of the Peace.
Lincolnshire Kesteven.—Sir Th. Audeley, chanc., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Thomas earl of Rutland, Sir Wm. FitzWilliam lord Admiral of England, Edward lord Clynton, John lord Husey, Sir Anth. Fitzherbert, Sir Walt. Luke, Sir Wm. Husey, Sir John Thymolby, Sir Robert Husey, Edm. Busshey, Rob. Broun, Fran. Broun, Th. Hall, John Hasylwood, jun., Anth. Eyrby, Anth. Missenden, Th. Brudenell, Th. Gyldon, Ric. Ogle. 8 July.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 4 d.
Northamptonshire.—Sir Th. Audeley, chanc., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam lord Admiral of England, J. bp. of Lincoln, John lord Zouche, John lord Mordaunt, Sir Ric. Grey, Sir Anth. Fitzherbert, Sir Walt. Luke, Sir John Russell, sen., Sir Wm. Parre, Sir Wm. Gascoigne, Sir Th. Gryffyn, Sir Th. Tresham, Sir Wm. Newenham, Sir Rob. Kyrkeham, Edm. Knyghtley, serjeant-at-law, Edw. Mountague, serjeant-at-law, Ric. Knyghtley, Ric. Humfrey, Th. Andrewes, Th. Brokesby, Edw. Gryffyn, Th. Brndenell, John Hasylwood, jun., Edw. Warner, John Lane, Th. Lovett, Th. Cave, Wm. Saunders, John Barnard, Rob. Chauntrell. 8 July.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 5 d.
14. Th. Crumwell. Grant in tail male of the title of baron Crumwell. Westm., 8 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 9 July. — P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
15. Sir John Bougchier, lord Fitzwaren. Charter granting him in tail male, the title of earl of Bath. [Witnesses names not given.] Del. Westm., 9 July 28 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
16. Th. Henage, gentleman of the Privy Chamber. Next presentation to the parish church of St. Cadvanus, Towyn Myrioneth, and chapels annexed, Bangor dioc. T. 9 July 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
17. Chr. Hales, the Attorney-General. To be Master of the Rolls; on surrender by Th. Crumwell, the King's chief secretary; with custody of the house or hospital of Converts (Rolls House). Del. Westm., 10 July 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 4.
18. John Baker. To be Attorney-General during good conduct in all courts of record. Del. Westm., 10 July 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
19. Cheshire.—Commission to Sir Wm. Stanley, John Massie of Podington, Rob. Chauntrell, and Wm. Parre, to make inquisition p.m., on the lands and heir of Hammond Hokenell. Westm., 10 July. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 1d.
20. John Nele, of Boston, in Holland, Linc., labourer. Pardon for having broken the close and house of Nich. Browne at Boston, and stolen therefrom certain money belonging to Pet. Potter; and also for having broken the close and house of Th. Wright alias Th. Wolwynder at Boston, and stolen therefrom certain money of the said Thomas. T. 11 July (no year).—S.B. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 23.
21. Nich. Hall, parson of the parish church of Pitham, marches of Calais. Licence for non-residence. Del. Westm., 11 July 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
22. John Dykey (?) Presentation to the parish church of Tylbroke, Linc. dioc., vice Rob. Gurnell, clk., deceased. Westm., 11 July. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 28.
23. Notts. and Derbyshire.—Commission to Sir John Markeham and Anth. Nevill, to make inquisition concerning the possessions which belonged on Friday, 3 weeks after Easter, 28 Hen. VIII., to Hen. Norres, attainted. Westm., 12 July.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 1 d.
24. John Lailande, (fn. 9) parson of the parsonage of Peppeling, marches of Calais. Licence to reside in England. Westm., 15 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 12 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 5.
25. Edm. Stonore, of Wyndesore, Berks. Pardon for having killed, in self defence, John Appowell, of Stonore, Oxon, yeoman, who waylaid and attacked him in the highway leading from Watlyngton to Henley-onThames, Oxon; first between the farm of John Gilberte, in the parish of Watlyngton, and the farm called "Halyngrigge ferme," in the parish of Pirton, Oxon, and afterwards at Halyngrigge, as appears by the record of Rob. Hucvale, one of the coroners in co. Oxon, and Rob. Lorde, coroner of the liberty of the honor of Walyngford and St. Walric. The said Edmund was committed to the Marshalsea prison, as certified by Sir John Fitzjames, C. J. of the King's Bench. Westm., 12 July.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2.
26. Master Wm. Vaughan, D.C.L., incumbent of the parish church of St. Mydart at Owey, marches of Calais. Licence of nonresidence. Westm., 10 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 12 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 19.
27. Chr. Coo. To be bailiff and keeper of the manor of Gaywood, Norf., and bailiff of the liberty of the town of Bishop's Lynne, and keeper of the gaol or house in the same town called "le Steward's Hall," which manor and town were parcel of the land belonging to the bishopric of Norwich. Westm., 12 July. Pat., 28 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 23.
28. Petro de Gozman. Licence to import 600 tuns of Gascon wine and Toulouse woad. Westm., 3 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 13 July.—P.S. Fr. m. 1.
29. Wm. Sands, K.G. lord Sandys, the King's Chamberlain, and lady Margery his wife. Grant (in consideration of a grant by the said lord to the King of the manor of Chelshith, and divers lands and tenements in Chelshith and Padyngton, Midd.), of the site, &c. of the late priory of Holy Trinity, Motisfount, Hants, and the church, churchyard, messuages, &c. of the said priory; and the manors of Motisfount cum Forde, alias Motisphount Bentley, Estdeane cum Huddestrete, Broughton, Nethereldon, Netherwaloppe, Longstoke cum Millestrete, Tynnesbury, Stokebridge, Somborne, Durley, Apulshaw, Upton, and Upclatforde, Hants; and Merton Wolton and Burbage, Wilts; and the rectories and the advowsons of the vicarages of Longestoke, Stokebridge and Strete, Sombourne Regis, Sombourne Parva, Upsombourne, and Elinge, Hants; and Berwyke, Wilts, belonging to the said late priory; and the following annual pensions, viz., 6s. 8d. from the vicarage of Assheley, Hants; 8s. 10d. from the rectory of Wele, Hants, 26s. 8d. from the vicarage of Sombourne Regis, and 4s. from the same vicarage for tithes in Compton, Hants; and all messuages, lands, &c. in Ford, Huddestreate, Netherwalop, Myllestrete, Sombourne Parva, the city of Winchester, Caddebury, Bartonstacy, Andever, the town of Southampton, Hants; Merton, Wolton, Burbage, and Cholderyngton, Wilts, and Fesbury, alias Fosbur, Berks and Wilts, belonging to the said late priory, in the same manner as Wm. Schephard, alias Cristchurch, the late prior, or any of his predecessors. Westm., 14 July 28 Hen. VIII. No date of Del.— P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 9. Undated.
30. Chr. Barker, alias Norrey. To be Garter principal king-at-arms, with 40l. a year out of the petty customs of the port of London vice Sir Th. Wriothesley. Westm., 11 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 15 July. —P.S.
31. Th. Myller, alias Rougedragon pursuivant. To be Lancaster herald with 20 marks a year. Westm., 11 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 15 July.—P.S.
32. Hector Assheley. To be keeper of the Wardrobe of Robes at the honor and lordship of Hunesdon, Herts, with fees of 2d. a day. Westm., 12 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 16 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
33. Nich. Agarde and John Shepard, chaplain, executors of John Baily. Licence to found a chantry of one chaplain in the parish church of Tameworth, Staff., for the good estate of the King and of Jane the Queen Consort, and for the souls of King Henry VII. and Elizabeth his Consort, and of the said John Bailey and Agnes his wife, to be called the chantry of John Baily; with mortmain licence to endow the same to the annual value of 6l. Westm., 11 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 16 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
34. Westmoreland: Commission to Sir Wm. Musgrave, Th. Sandford, and Chr. Crakenthorp, to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of W . . . Musgrave, of Burgh, Westmor. Westm., 18 July. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 1 d.
35. Bishopric of Norwich. Restitution of temporalities on the election of Wm. Reps, abbot of St. Benet's, Norwich dioc., as bishop, vice Ric. Nyx, deceased. Westm., 7 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 19 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 31. Rym., xiv. 573.
ii. Certificate of the new bishop's consecration by the abp. of Canterbury, Lamehith, 11 June 1536.
36. Robert earl of Sussex. Grant, in tail, of the site, ground, &c., of the late priory of Donmowe, alias Dunmowe Parva, Essex, lately suppressed; the church, bell tower, and churchyard, and all messuages, &c. thereto belonging; the manors of Donmowe alias Donmowe Parva and Clopton alias Cloptonhall, Essex; the rectories of Parva Donmowe, Henham, Olde Salinge, and Burnham, Essex, Stirston and Hempnall, Norf., and Poslyngford, Suff., and the advowsons of the rectories and vicarages; an annuity of 20s. issuing from the rectory of Bukton, and one of 40s. from the rectory of Barton Bendishe, Norf.; a water mill, called Brome Mill, in Parva Donmowe, Essex; the messuage, lands, &c., called "Rokewodds" and "Newbought londs," in Parva Donmowe, "Bergholts" in Magna Tolleshunt, alias Tolshunt Major, Essex, and "Bumpstede" in Magna Donmowe, Essex, and the messuages, lands, &c. belonging to the said late priory in Lambourne, Essex, and in the city of London; and all other manors, messuages, &c. of tenants by lease of Geoffrey Shether, late prior of the said priory, or any of his predecessors, and all other rents, reversions, &c. of the said late priory in the city of London, and in Parva Donmowe, Magna Donmowe, Tolshunt Major, Lambourn, Henham, Olde Salinge, and Burnham, Essex; Stirston, Hempnall. Bukton, Barton Bendishe, Norf., and Poslyngford, Suff., as enjoyed by the said Geoffrey on the 4th Feb. last; with reservations of the manor or manors called Westwikhall and Estwik, and the marsh in the parish of Burneham, Essex, with tenths issuing from the lands of the said priory now in the tenure of Wm. Harreys, which manors, &c. the said William now holds to farm of the King for a certain term of years. To hold with courts leet, views of frank pledge, &c. Annual value 121l. 14s., rent 21l. 14s. by way of tenth. Greenwich, 20 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., same day.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
37. Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, K.G., treasurer of the King's household. Grant of the site, &c. of the late abbev of St. Mary, Waverley, Surr., and the house, church, churchyard, &c., the manors of Waverley, Wanborowe, Markewelle, and Monkenhoke, Surr., belonging to the said late abbey; the rectories of Waverley and Wanborowe; the manors of Netham, Sawroton, and Roviat, Hants., Dokynfeld, Surr. and Hants., and Shawe, Berks., and all manors, messuages, &c. in Waverley, Stokedaborne, Donfeld, Shallesford, Alford, Wytteley and Zele Southwerke, Godalmyne, Wokynge, Worplesdon, Ferneham, Elsted, Puttenham, Peperharowe, and Frynsham, Surr.; in Bensted, Halybourne, Alton, Micheldever, South Stoname, Asshe, Dummer, and Frynsham, Hants.; Westdene, Rogate, Yeapton, Chechestre, and Offyngton, Suss.; Norhugge, Corslegham, Berford, and Croucheston near Bisshopyston, Wilts., belonging to the said late abbey, in the same manner as Wm. Alynge, the late abbot, or any of his predecessors held the same. These possessions are of the annual value of 188l. 14s. 11d.
Further grant of the site, &c. of the late priory of the Nat. B.V.M., Estborne (Easebourne), Suss., with the house, church, churchyard, &c., the manor of Worthyng, Suss., and lands, &c. in Estborne, Chichestre, Bygnour, Kerford, North Chappell, Chidyngfold, Farnehurste, Lynche, Thorney, Roddesworth (Lodsworth), and Midhurst, Suss., belonging to the said late priory; the rectory of Compton, Suss., and the chapels of Midhurst, Farnehurst, and Roddesworth, and all glebes, tithes, &c. in Sturmynster Marshall and Brodewater, Dors., belonging to the said late priory, in the same manner as Marg. Sakevyle, the late prioress, or any of her predecessors held the same. These possessions are of the annual value of 47l. 13s. 9d.
The above abbey, priory, and other premises came to the King's hand by virtue of the Act 27 Hen. VIII., and are to be held by the annual rent of 23l. 12s. 10½d. by way of tenth. Westm., 4 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 20 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, ms. 9, 10.
38. John Crayford, D.D., parson of the parish church of Froyton, marches of Calais, co. Guisnes. Licence of non-residence on any benefice in England or Calais, which he now has or shall have hereafter, notwithstanding the statute 27 Hen. VIII. Westm., 12 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 20 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 26.
39. City of Hereford. Mortmain licence to the mayor, citizens, and commonalty to acquire lands, &c. to the annual value of 40 marks; and grant of exemption from toll to all persons coming to the said city. Westm., 18 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 20 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 17.
40. Ric. Washbourne. To be clerk of the peace and clerk of the Crown in co. Oxon. Westm., 18 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 20 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
41. Ralph Cristimas, of Cassalton, Surrey. Pardon for having assaulted and killed one Laurence Hall at Cassalton, whereupon he fled and took sanctuary at St. Peter's Westminster. Greenwich, 20 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del., Westm., same day.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17, likewise on p. 4, m. 24.
42. Bishopric of St. Asaph. Restitution of the temporalities on the election of Rob. Wartton, abbot of Bermondsey, as bishop vice Wm. Barlowe; confirmed by Thomas, abp. of Canterbury. Westm., 12 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 21 July.—P.S.
43. Sir. Wm. Sands, lord Sands, the King's chamberlain, and Th. Wriothesley. Grant in survivorship of the offices of constable of Donyngton Castle, Berks., and door ward of the same; steward, receiver, and bailiff of the lordship or manor of Donyngton, keeper of the woods or wodward of the said lordship or manor, keeper of Donyngton Park and of the deer therein, paler of the same park and master of the hunt of deer therein, with the herbage and pannage of the same park, and with certain stated fees in those several offices. Also the office of master and warden of an "Almeshouse" in Donyngton, otherwise called "Paymaister's" house, with fees as enjoyed by Walt. Walshe or Edw. Fetupace. Westm., 21 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. same day.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 30.
44. John Cary and Jocosa Walsingham, whom the said John is going to marry. Grant in tail male of the site, &c., of the late priory of St. James the Apostle, Thremhale, Essex, lately suppressed; the church, steeple, and churchyard; and all messuages, &c., thereto belonging; the lordships or manors of Thremhale and Engeyneshall, Essex; the manor of Beches in Pelham Furneys, Herts; the rectories of the churches of Thremhale and Stansted, Essex, and the advowsons of the churches and vicarages; and the following portions of tithes and pensions, viz., 26s. 8d. a year from the parish rectory or vicarage and church of Birchanger alias Belchanker, 6d. a year in Byerden, and 9d. a year in Ugley, Essex; and all manors, messuages, mills, &c., rectories, advowsons, tithes, and other rights lately belonging to Sim. Sponer, the late prior in right of the said monastery in Thremhale, Manewden, Stansted, Birchanger, Bierden, Ugley, Tendringe, Clakton Magna, Clakton Parva, Engayneshall, Rosebrige, Perstedes, and Watmede, Essex; Beches, Pelham Furneys, and Stortford, &c., Herts. The premises are of the clear annual value of 61l., and are to be held by a rent of 6l. 10s. by way of tenth. Del. Westm., 21 July 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B.—Pat. p. 3, m. 24–5.
45. John de Veer, K.G., earl of Oxford, Great Chamberlain of England. Grant, in tail, of the site, &c. of the late priory of S.S. Mary and John, Colne Comitis, alias Erles Colne, Essex, suppressed by Parliament, the church, bell tower, and churchyard of the said priory; the messuages, houses, granaries, &c., belonging to the said late monastery, the manor of Colne alias Colne Priory in Colne Comitis, the manors of Barwyke in Colne Alba, and Ingesthorp, Essex, and Ingeston, Camb., the rectories churches, and chapels, of Colne Comitis, Magna Bentley, Walter Belchamp alias Beauchamp Walteri, Dovecourt, Harwiche, Messyng, and Alba Colne, Essex, and the rectory of the parish church of Wykham, Camb., lately appropriated to the said late priory, and the advowsons of the rectories, vicarages, and chapels of Colne Comitis, Colne Alba, Dovecourt, Harwyche, Messyng, Magna Bentley, and Walter Belchamp, and of the rectory or parish church of Wykeham, with all glebes and tithes, prædial, personal, and mixed, belonging to the said rectories, &c., and the following annuities, pensions, and portions, viz., 20s. from the rectory and church of Stansted, 10s. from the rectory and church of Hedyngham Syble, 14s. 4d. from the church of Maplested Magna, 6s. from the rectory or church of Aldham, 8s. from the rectory and church of Bures ad Montem alias Montbures, Essex, 33s. 4d. from the church and rectory of Lavenham, 20s. from the church of Aldham, Suff., those portions of tithes issuing from the rectories and churches of Bures ad Montem alias Montbures, Stansted, Hedyngham Sible, Maplested Magna and Maplested Parva, Essex, and from the rectories, churches, vicarages, and chapels of Lavenham and Aldham, Suff., the manors, messuages, lands, &c., which belonged to the said late house and priory or monastery in the vills, fields, parishes, or hamlets of Colne Comitis, Colne Alba, Colne Engayne, Colne Wake, Pedmershe, Lanmershe, Bures ad Montem, Walter Belchamp, Dovercourt, Harwyche, Bentley Magna, Messyng, Aldham, Stansted, Hedyngham Sible, Maplested Magna, Maplested Parva, and Ingesthorp, Essex, Ingeston and Wykham, Camb., Lavenham and Aldham, Suff., and in any other co. and place in England, whereof Rob. Abell, late prior, was seized in right of the said late priory on 4 Feb. last, or any of his predecessors or previously. With reservations as to the manor of Creppynge, Suff., the rectory of the parish church of Edwardston, Suff., a mill called Borfleet mill, in Magna Bentley, Essex, and all lands, rents, services, &c., in Creppyng and Edwardston, Suff., and Eythrop Rodyng, Essex.
Further grant to the said earl, as above, of the site, &c. of the late house or priory of St. Mary, St. James, and Holy Cross Hedyngham ad Castrum, Essex, suppressed by Parliament, the house and late priory of Hedyngham, the church, steeple, and churchyard of the said priory; the messuages, houses, granaries, &c. belonging to the said late priory; the rectories of the parish churches of Hedyngham ad Castrum and Gosfeld, lately appropriated to the said late priory, Essex, the advowsons of the churches, rectories, and vicarages of Hedyngham ad Castrum and Gosfeld; the manors, messuages, lands, &c. which lately belonged to the said late priory in Hedyngham ad Castrum, Hedyngham Syble, Gosfeld, Yeldam Magna, Yeldam Parva, Essex, and elsewhere in England, in the same way as Mary Baynbrig, or any of her predecessors, enjoyed the same in right of the said late priory.
Annual value of 160l.; to be held by a rent of 16l. 12s. by way of tenth, and another of 49l. 8s. Westm., 20 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del., 22 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, ms. 26, 27.
46. Wm. Felowe alias Lancastre. To be King of Arms and principal herald of the North parts of England, with the name of Norrey, and 20l. a year and livery. Westm., 20 July 28 Henry VIII. Del. Tarlyng, 28 July.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.


  • 1. This third section is evidently some months later than the date given in Section ii., being at least subsequent to the rebellion in the North in October.
  • 2. Trivulci and Caracciolo. See Raynaldus XIII., 400. See also Pate's letter, 5 Aug.
  • 3. A copy of this letter is among the Vienna transcripts at the Record Office. But the original is in the Record Office also.
  • 4. "Sunt articuli Regis Angliæ per legatos suos Vitebergæ propositi, qui ipsi in Actis Vinariensibus habentur, bis tum manu Fr. Burchardi, tum Alesii ipsius scripti Latine et semel Germanice." Note by edito[...] of C.R.
  • 5. Edm. Harcock.
  • 6. Robert Holgate, afterwards (29 Mar. 1537) bishop of Llandaff.
  • 7. See Grants in July, No. 16.
  • 8. See Irish Statute, 28 Hen. VIII. c. 6.
  • 9. Leland, the antiquary.