Henry VIII: February 1537, 26-28

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 12 Part 1, January-May 1537. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1890.

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'Henry VIII: February 1537, 26-28', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 12 Part 1, January-May 1537, (London, 1890) pp. 239-254. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol12/no1/pp239-254 [accessed 29 February 2024]


February 1537, 26–28

26 Feb.
R. O.
Has taken and imprisoned a drunken priest named Sir Richard Flymyng, late curate of Tangmere in Sussex, Cant. dioc., a very simple person who has spoken seditious words. Sends depositions against him by the hearers under their seal and his own. Chichester, 26 Feb. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: My lord Cromwell. Endd.
26 Feb.
R. O.
Has delivered the cross late of Bromeholme to the late prior of Pentneye, the bearer, to whom he has declared the causes of his stay, and for whom he desires credence.
By letters from his brother, learns Cromwell is offended with him.
In case he has offended; whatever the matter or his accusers, begs Cromwell will try and judge him. After "these assizes," will wait on Cromwell. Begs favour for the bearer in his pursuits. From my poor house, 26 Feb., 28 Henry VIII.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
26 Feb.
R. O.
For his father-in-law Henry Whytoffe, customer of Hampton, he has entered into bonds which he cannot at present discharge. Begs his protection for one year, according to the tenor of the warrant sent. Begs it may be given to his servant, Pety John de Bolonya. London, 26 Feb.
Added in his own hand: Begs he will write to the lord Privy Seal in his favor. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
26 Feb.
R. O.
Touching the prisoner, whom you ask to be sent back without expense, I have written to the Seneschal my master, who orders me to send to you saying if Burgundians are free on English ground, the French should be so also. We do not wish to make any enterprise in your jurisdiction, and if you wish the Burgundians to be given up, we think you should also cause our men who were taken at the same time, to be given up. We wish for an answer by the bearer, and desire to maintain the neutrality as you have ordained since the beginning of the war. Cresecque, 26 Feb. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
26 Feb.
R. O.
I have received your letters of the 18th inst., stating that, on account of the tempestuous weather, you have not yet had answer from the king of England about the compaignons, prisoners at Boulogne, taken within your pale, but that you expect one within eight days. I know the weather has been unpropitious, but hope you will continue your efforts. As I wrote to you formerly, some compaignons of our band took certain merchants of Bologne within your pale in the year '27, which at the request of the deputy your predecessor, I was obliged to surrender without ransom as not lawful prize. I have forbidden those of Gravelines to make any attempt upon your pale, and likewise the Admiral's band until the pleasure of your King is known. Aire, 26 Feb. '36. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
26 Feb.
Poli Epp. II.
516. GEO. SELVA, Bishop of LA VAUR, to CARD. POLE.
Hearing by report and by letters which Danesius has received from Aloysius Priolus that Pole is about to make a journey through "our France," offers his house and fortune. Has also written to the Grand Master of France; not that he thought his letters would have more influence than the name of legate and the fame of Pole's virtues, but to satisfy his own mind. Encloses the letters, to be delivered if Pole thinks fit. Venice, 4 Kal. Martias, 1537.
27 Feb.
R. O.
Has received their letter of the 25th of this month of Feb. and done accordingly as their lordships will see by a bill of examination enclosed. Begs them to favour the bearer Thomas Rycard for a very true substantial gentleman who has done the King good service in this busy time. Doubts not he "will call all other ... leggis to his remembrance" according to their lordships' letters. Is in despair about his own affairs, not having any knowledge except their lordships' goodness. Has by the Duke of Norfolk's commandment the custody of the countess of Northumberland at his poor house, and has made an inventory of her goods, which be "veraye ... but only in victual for her household, except certain plate to the valor of an hundred pounds or veray easy more." She has as few jewels and raiments as any woman of honour can have: "and further my l[ords] ... a woman in discretion but only in prayer as I have commoned with [her] ... before, as your lordships shall perceive when your lordships [shall have] communication with her at large." Stirthorpe, this 27th day of this said month. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To &c., my lord ... and my lord Ad[miral].
27 Feb.
R. O.
At Warrington, 27th Feb. 28 Hen. VIII.
William Sengleton, 45, servant to Sir Ric. Houghton, deposes that shortly after the appointment at Doncaster, and about four days before St. Andrew's day last, his friend Henry Bannaster, keeper of Bowlaund forest, asked him to bring his greyhounds and he would get him a course at "the hynde" of Nich. Tempest, bowbearer there, or else "at his fee deer." Declined to go as the rebels were lodged thereabouts, but Bannaster met him at Henry Richmount's at Chippyndale and reassured him; so that he went on St. Andrew's eve, with Henry Sengleton and Ewan Brown, his fellows. Describes a conversation that night with Bannaster and next day with Nich. Tempest about the determination of Sir Ric. Houghton and Sir Thos. Southeworthe to resist the commons, how the latter proposed to enter Lancaster, Whalley, Manchester, &c., and how Lord Derby had written such a letter to Lord Darcy that he (Derby) would do little in the matter. Henry Sengleton, 45, and Ewan Brown, 25, confirm this.
Pp. 5. In Thomas Derby's hand. Endd.: Depositions.
27 Feb.
R. O.
I hope God will aid Madame according to her need. I send you my servants according to your proposal, and shall always be glad to do you service. From our house at Ardre, 27 Feb.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
28 Feb.
R. O.
Sussex and Fitzherbert arrived at Warrington on Monday last, the 26th and next day came my lord of Derby with all the other gentlemen appointed to be of your Highness' council, and those on the commission of oyer and terminer, with the exception of [Sir Henry Farr]ington and Sir John Porte. The writers convened a meeting in the Friars and exhibited to the rest of the council their oaths and your gracious intent in sending down us your commissioners, which they were glad to learn. It was determined that proclamation should be made next day, being market day, that we should take bills of all offences against the King's subjects, and that the gentlemen should be first sworn; which was done by the most part of them. The commons also, to the number of 900 or 1,000, took the oath with great good will, praying for your Highness and cursing all that were of contrary opinion. That afternoon, having taken order on particular complaints, we determined to go to-morrow, Thursday, to Manchester, to take like oaths of the gentlemen and commons on Friday and Saturday, and thence on Sunday to repair to Preston and Lancaster for the execution of our further charge. There came lately to Manchester one William Barret, a tanner dwelling in Steton in Craven, who declared to the people that my lord of Norfolk at this his being in Yorkshire would, as he heard, either have of every plough 6s. 8d. or take an ox of every one that would not pay, and that every christening and burying should pay 6s. 8d. Being apprehended and brought before us, he confessed he was one of those who made the late assault at Carlisle and shot arrows at those in the town, and that the constables of the townships, after divers bills set upon church doors, warned him and his company so to rise, alleging that one of the Percies would shortly join them. We think he deserves the most cruel punishment; but Mr. Fitzherbert says the words are no ground for putting him to death, and that he cannot be indicted in one shire for an offence committed in another; we therefore forbear to proceed till we know your pleasure. Warrington, 28 Feb. Signed.
Pp. 4, mutilated and injured by damp. Add. Endd.
28 Feb.
R. O.
I trust only in you for this non-residence for the monks of Aldeby; for, I not being in possession of the house, albeit I have the lands, no man will meddle with them, and thus I lost 20 mks. last year, and now if before Lady Day I have not this licence I shall lose as much more. I will give you for your pains as good a gelding as ever you rode. Ha[lingbury] Morley, 28 Feb. Signed. (fn. 1)
Slightly mutilated, p. 1. Add. Endd.: my 1. Morley.
28 Feb.
R. O.
I have received your two letters, which came when I was at Court, dated 17th and 18th inst. I think you have not quite understood my answer to a former letter of yours. I beg you to send a man who can speak French well, to explain to me about your pale and the difficulties in question between us, and the claims of your merchants to the goods arrested by my men in Boulogne. I will explain to you by him the reasons for the arrest in such a manner that there shall be no need to refer the matter to our kings. As to your offer to bind yourself for the value of the merchandise on releasing it, I should be satisfied if the goods were worth 100 times as much. Monstreuil, 28 Feb. 1536. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
[28] Feb.
R. O.
In reply to your letters, I shall take care that henceforth my men do not enterprise anything against the French in your pale, provided that the French will do the like, although they have done great damage to the subjects of the Emperor within your pale. As to the men you demand, I will inquire the truth from those who ought to have the benefit of your neutrality, and do my best to satisfy you. Tournehen, last day of February. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
28 Feb.
R. O.
Received from Calais pursuivant a letter stating that one Clais Syme has slandered you. I have informed the lord of Bevers, and will not fail to talk a word or two to the party if I find him. The Turk has resolved to make war on the Venetians, who are making great preparations against him. Mr. Leonard (Reginald) Pole, appointed ambassador to England for the Pope, is legate and cardinal elect. The banished men of Florence have reëntered their city. Barough, the last day of Feb.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
28 Feb.
Add. MS. 8715 f. 343 b. B.M.
Sends copy of what he wrote on the 18th. To-morrow the despatch of the Scotch (il dispaccio de Scozzesi) shall leave. Things could not go better. Copies of both bulls shall be sent twice, so that even if the one courier comes to grief the other may succeed, by which I think his Holiness may rest with a quiet mind, "che quanto al publicare in Inghilterra proprio, e presso alla Corte, e notificare l'altra bulla a quei popoli, non ci sara fatta alcuna." Found the French king and Grand Master very well disposed to let them be published here, provided it is done secretly, so that the King of England cannot blame them, for they say they must not irritate him, especially at this time. If the bull did not specify certain places which are in the power of the Emperor, Faenza would have already had it done, but as all those frontiers are engaged in war no one could pass without great risk. Suggests that the bull should be altered so as to let it be published anywhere on the coast adjacent to England.
No further news from England. The ambassador Wallop leaves to-morrow for England, and Winchester shall remain. Hears that the King has recalled him because he is a man of war, and may be useful in these tumults. He is a worthy gentleman and good Christian, and a great friend of the cardinal of England, about whom he has sent to-day to ask the writer whether he was really declared cardinal and had received the hat. "Comprendo cio essere premuto a quel Re."
Mons. di Vandomo advanced to-day; Ghisa (Guise) and Annebau went two days ago. They expect to make 20,000 lances, and are bringing 36 pieces of artillery from Paris, and evidently their intention is to do more than succour Terouenne. The Imperialists are retiring into the strong places. The French say they have need of their money otherwise, and delay their contribution to the fabric of St. Peter. Encloses extract from a letter of count Guido Rangone (Ranghieri) protesting his devotion to the Pope.
II. The extract referred to from Count Guido's letter of 6 Feb. 1537.
Italian. Modern copy, pp. 4. Headed; "Al Sigr Protrio Ambrogio. Da Compienny li 28 Febraro 1537."
28 Feb.
Poli Epp. II. 20.
Answers jokingly to Contarini's letter of admonition to obey the bishop of Verona and Priolus. Resents the bishop's severity. Even his horse seems to know it; for the day before yesterday he threw Verona, who was riding him; but no harm was done. To be serious: he was indeed ill during the first days of his journey (due to the sudden change from ease and quiet to labour and business, and also to the winds and the open air, to which for some months he has not been accustomed), but is now well and strong. Has, however, since leaving Rome never failed to continue his journey every day. Since nothing certain about that meeting (conventus), upon which almost all hangs which concerns that business, was fixed when our Michael left England, and even if it was called the asperity of the winter, which lasts long there, may scarcely permit them to meet before Pole is come to those parts where one may best treat those affairs; there seems less difficulty in the shortness of time than in the want of health and of horses. Writes to the prothonotary Ambrosius. Commendations to all the most reverend fathers, especially the Dean, whose hospitality Pole enjoyed at Sienna, and the [cardinals] of Capua, St. Cross, Chieti, and Carpentras, not forgetting the master of the Sacred Palace and Lactantius. Bologna, ult. Feb.
Of the kindness of Card. Farnese he writes in his letter to the prothonotary.
28 Feb.
R. O.
"Investitura di Carlo Quinto, Imperatore Romano, fatta al Duca Cosimo de Medici di Firenze e suo stato l'anno 1537," citing charters of the Emperor dated at Valladolid, 28 Feb. 1537, 17th year of his empire, and Augsburg, 18 Oct. 1537 (1530?), 10th year of his empire (sic) and 15th of his kingdoms.
Ital., pp. 22. Modern copy in the same hand as No. 35.
ii. "Capitoli fatti tra li agenti di Papa Clemente VII. et l'Imperatore Carlo Quinto da una parte et la citta di Firenze da l'altra il mese d'Agosto 1530."
Ital., pp. 4. In the same hand as the preceding.
iii. "Investitura di Carlo Quinto Imperatore de Romani fatta ad Alessandro de Medici Duca di civita di Penna et primo duca di Firenze a suo stato." With notarial attestations of the year 1571.
Ital., pp. 12. In the same hand.
Was yesterday very well amended, and intended to have been at the Court to-day, but was much worse last night, and fears some danger unless "a rheum which distilleth and falleth from my head into my stomach" be not stopped. The ships which the King wished to be sent forth to the sea are not yet come home. Heard from Alleyn King and divers others that certain Flemish ships lie at the Camber and rob English ships coming "from be-south" with fruits or from Bordeaux with wines, and that the town of Rye supplies them with victuals. Wrote incontinently to Sir Thos. Cheyny, Warden of the Five Ports, to the mayor and jurates of Rye, and to Fletcher, of Rye, to warn the Flemings to desist, and if they would not, to apprehend them. Informed the King by his brother, but Cromwell was not then at the court. In answer the King ordered him to send his two ships with Willoughby and Kirke to join the Mynyon in the Camber, and to "waft" into the Thames the English ships they found there. Sent 40l. to Willoughby and ordered him to go, as he is in the greater ship, but commanded Kirke to bring to London the Flemish pink and the prize she had taken, wherein the goods of Cokkerrell were laden, lest the pink should run away with the prize. Asks Cromwell to send for Kirke and the Flemings, and order these matters as he thinks good. Westminster, Tuesday night. Signed
Pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
R. O. 529. THOS. WYLLEY, Vicar of Yoxford, to CROMWELL.
"The Lord make you the instrument of my help, Lord Cromwell, that I may have free liberty to preach the truth.
"I dedicate and offer to your Lordship a reverent receiving of the Sacrament as a Lenten matter declared by six children representing Christ, the Worde of God, Paul, Austyn, a child, a nun called Ignoransy, as a secret thing, that shall have his end once rehearsed afore your eye by the said children. The most part of the priests of Suffolk will not receive me into their churches to preach, but have disdained me ever since I made a play against the Pope's counselers, Error, Colle Clogger of Conscience, and Incredulity, that and the Act of Parliament had not followed after, I had been counted a great liar.
"I have made a play called a Rude Commonalty. I am amaking of another called the Woman on the Rock, in the fire of faith affyning and a purging in the true purgatory, never to be seen but of your Lordship's eye.
"Aid me, for Christ's sake, that I may preach Christ. Thomas Wylley, of Yoxforthe, vicar, fatherless and forsaken."
Hol., p. 1. Endd.
"Censures against the Bishop that preached at Paul's Cross the second Sunday of Lent last."
The writer states in a prologue that he is a layman "that may not after the Papist law occupy the pulpit," but he intends to answer the sermon of a certain bishop, preached in the second Sunday of Lent, which was full of false doctrine and perversion of Scripture.
The text was taken from the First Epistle to the Thessalonians,—Rogamus vos, fratres, to the words Hæc est enim voluntas Dei, in which the author attacks the bishop for dishonoring his prince, and also for preferring works above faith, and so misrepresenting St. Paul. "Soon after he opened for what purpose he had so tossed Scripture and whom he would rebuke; repeated the King's injunctions (fn. 2) to have therein his succour." He "deceived the people with his crafty bowling wit, more fit for the chattering Arches than for the true sincere Christian preaching place." In the second part of the sermon, in which the bishop had lauded the virtue of chastity, and the papal law of marriage, he recommends the bishop to consider that chastity is to be commended but not to be vowed, and to impose such a vow is contrary to the Nicene Council.
Protest against his endeavour to deceive the people.
Hol., pp. 12.
"Articles and instructions for the King's Commissioners in the writ herein ... concerning the embezzling and taking a[way] of certain plate, jewels, ornaments, goods, and chattels of the late monastery of Stone, in the county of Staff., whereupon as well William Smyth, late prior of the said house, James Colyer, James Atkyn, Sampson Greswike, Geoffrey Walkeden, and Hugh Rathebone, and all such other persons as Thomas Woodall, bringer hereof, shall name are to be examined."
Whether Colyer received a shrine, four standing cups, and two salts of silver; whether Alkyn received certain sheep and cattle "since the said 4th day of February"; whether Griswike since 4 Feb., "had of the said house _"
Fragment. Large paper, p. 1.
"First for the conveyance hither of the Quon[dam?] and his chaplain asunder: and a good search to be made in h ... [f]or harness, &c." Item, he sae[th that a]t his being in the field before Doncaster, Sir Robert Outred told him, "the said O[utre]ds brother-in-law Mr. Maliverey heri[ng], that the bishop of York should [say] that there was no way for the C[ommons b]ut battle." Item, if the houses of the dean and canons of York be searched, it will appear they have made great provisions of new harness since the first commotion: the houses are, Huskell and Thorneton, the dean's; Bishopwilton and Aunde (?), the treasurer's. Item, (fn. 3) in their council at York they concluded my lord Privy Seal might be condemned of heresy for procuring the act of attainder of Lord Thomas "for that he had contracted [m]atrimony with the lady Marga[ret]," whom the King had given him in marriage; also that the act of the disposition of the crown was in order that if the King died before him, his Grace might leave him the crown, "and thereupon was tharticle made that that Act should be repealed." Item, he says "the [prior.] of Mal[ton] sent ... his ..." Item, when going to Hull [he sent] to the prior of Malton to come unt[o] ... to the musters, who made answer th[at his] request was he would spare him ... the musters, and he and all that h[ouse] should be at his commandment." The morrow after the musters, as he was going to Halom, the prior sent his servant Gast ... to know his commands; and he answered he would, after speaking with Halom, send word. Item, Wm. Levenyng was with the company at the last insurrection, but was not forced to go with him, only he sent for him (Levenyng). Item, after he was fled, serjeant M[id]le[w]oodde came to take certain of his goods for the King, "and with him came Gregory Conyers, with two of the commons of Pickering lithe"; and this Conyers with his two men made a seizure for the commons as Midlewood did for the King. Signed: Francis Bigod.
In Wriothesley's hand, pp. 2, very mutilated and faded.
"As touching the archbishop of [York, I have] no further knowledge of anything against him [other than] I showed your Lordship last time I spake with the same ... say my cousin Ultred told me when we were both [together]s in the field near Doncaster. In like manner I can [say not]hyng against the dean or treasurer of York with owth[er of the] clergy, but that only they did daily purvey ne[w harne]sse, for what purpose God knoweth and not I. And where I to[ld] your Lordship of the lord Thomas and lady Margaret, (fn. 4) and the [st]atute concerning the same; the whole communication of all (so oft as occasion was given to talk of the said lord's attainder) was that because the lord Cromwell should have had the lady Margaret himself he procured the statute therefore." Refers for confirmation to Thomas Wentworth, of Gawynton, who in coming from lo[rd] Darcy to Ralph Ewere, now knight, at Sca[r] borough Castle, said at dinner in Malton Abbey, soon after the first meeting at Doncaster, " 'It is reckoned surely that lord Cromwell hath caused this statute to be made because he would himself have had her to his wife.' Now for the reputing of your Lordship's doing in this statute to be no less than heresy you [shall h]ere know after what manner I heard of it besides the common [bre]wte." My brother Ralph Bygod, after the first meeting and before the Council at York, came to my house to see my wife and me. He showed me the Grand Captain had commanded the learned clergy to assemble and decide what "they judged to be reformed concerning the faith and for [her]esie, and look what they determined by their learning to be [reform]ed and so affirm, or else to venture burning for their labour ... de the captain and the commons defend the matter by their swords. [He told m]e also that this was taken as he heard it to be an h ... as I remember in those articles of the clergies deter[minations] ... is this matter touched as well as they touch ... [fir]ste fruits and decimations by the King, an[d that priests] be put to execution without disgradyng, to be con[trary to the l]awes of God, so have they determined there; and I thy[nk] ... [that] this matter concerning your Lordship is there also deter[mined t]o be an heresie" or against the laws of God. I was told that, after serjeant Mydlewud had distrained the goods in my house at Moultgrave for the King, one Gregory Conyers said, "Madame and here are twain come for the commons." I have two testimonies of this besides the twain mo of the commons, viz.:—(1) that Conyers commanded my tenants, being fishermen, to watch that I should not go to sea, and proclaimed Sir Francis Bigod traitor to the King and commons. Next day, Sunday, Conyers went to Hynderwell to search for me and warned all the country, proclaiming me in the same way. And (2) as I came from Beverlay and the commons left me, I sent my horsekeeper Harry Soulay, to Settryngton, who brought me word that he heard at Yeddyngame bridge that the commons said I was false to them. I returned to Ebberston, where I explained to William Mydlewod our departing from Beverlay, and how certain of our company were kept there by M[aster] Ellerker, complaining "that I should so be handled with him." Intended to have tarried there all night, and sent Harry [Soulay] again to my house at Settryngton with orders to return to Midlewod's house before he slept. Meanwhile Mydlewod's brother-in-law came and [showed] William Mydlewod "how the commons said had ... been better than theirs should have come short of ... [; whi]che Mydlewude told me, and I then fearing the sa[me common]s by reason of his tale, took my horse, it being late ... xvj. miles home, and so rode all that night wher ... Sandeshend near to my house as appeareth at large [in m]y [co]nfession." Harry Soulay returned to find me and was taken by William Mydlewud and the commons, and should have been beheaded had not Sir George Conyers rescued him; my wife afterwards discharged him from her service. These twain test[imonie]s prove my talc of Gregory Conyers to [be tr]ew. Touching the statute of succession, when Robert Aske sent me as captain to Scardeburg, I found captain there John Halom, who told me one of the articles determined in the Council at York was, that they feared if the King should die without issue he would give your Lordship "his realm[e and cr]owne." "The Council at York had determined that ... e to (fn. 5) revoke the statute wherein the King's Grace [is enabled to assig]ne his crown by letters patents or by l[ast will] ... like manner the whole voice when it w ... the King loved you so that surely after h[is decease you]r Lordship should be the King; but they durst not, said ... t the cause why they would have the statute r[evoked was for f]ear the King's Grace should not in other complaints ... ng which were against you, or else had the ... [th]at is to say, your Lordship beyne resitid as well ... [t]he cause why they would have my lady Mary's g[race made legitim]ate thus told Halom me with many other things [which I] here omit because he is gone." Thus I, according to your command, write as far as I know. And whereas, I take testimony "at" my brother and Mr. Wentworth, I trust you will bear them no displeasure, and if you send for them, do not say why, else the country and they will fear I have accused them as counsellors "in this naughty matter of Halomes and m[ine], of which he (so ?) help me the blessed Body of God which yesterday I received," and they are any (no ?) more guilty than the child unborn; so far as I know; and my mother, having no more children but us twain, would be too full of sorrow." Whether I live or die, I beg your favour to Mr. Jherom, who both for preaching and ... hath few fellows; also help Cervyngton, "who in my country dare not come because he is a true favourer of God's word; he is a proper gentleman and honest, and can do good service at a table among other qualities." Signed: "Francis Bigod, prisoner."
Hol., pp. 4. Mutilated.
William Todde, prior of Malton in Rydale, sworn and examined, says that on the Tuesday before Bygod's commotion Sir Francis Bygod dined at Malton on his way to York for a matter between the Treasury and the old prior of Guysborough. Sir Francis showed him part of the King's pardon, saying it would enrage the Scots who were there called "our old ancient enemies." Showed a copy of the articles given at Doncaster to Sir Francis, who desired to have a copy sent after him, and gave a servant of the prior's two groats to make it. Sir Francis, on leaving, said he must to Setteryngton first for his brother Ralph was gone before.
At Rostendale, Westmld., 14 or 16 years ago, he saw in Geoffrey Lancaster's hands a parchment roll "whereon was a moon painted growing, with a number of years growing as the moon did," where the moon was full a cardinal was painted, and beneath him the moon waned, and there were two monks, headless, one under the other; in the middle was a "stricke" for an "overthwart" partition, and on the nether side a child "with axes and butchers' knives and instruments about him." Has spoken of this to Bigod and others. Has a printed book called "Metodius" which Sir Ralph Ivers gave him, but has never taken on himself to interpret it. On the Monday afternoon following one of Bigod's servants commanded ext. to send his servants to the muster on the morrow. Neither sent servants nor gave aid. To the first insurrection he was compelled to send a servant and a cart. The servant, when he came home, rejoiced that he had railed against the King's herald Lancaster, so ext. dismissed him.
Pp. 3. Worn. Endd.
William Lokwod says Sir Ralph Eure received of the duke of Norfolk, by Richard Yonger as he supposes, at Doncaster for the soldiers at Scarborough Castle in the late commotion, 100l. Also of Mr. Bransby and other collectors of the Subsidy by Robt. Davyson, servant to Sir Ralph, 100l. Also of Mr. Gostwike by Davyson and Wm. Lokwod, 156l. Total, 356l. Whereof Sir Ralph has not paid his soldiers 100l.
Ralph Skelton and George Bakhouse received from Harwod's wife, of Lith, a casket supposed to be the quondam's (fn. 6) of Gisburn and brought it to Sir Ralph Eure who was hunting in Blakamore. They three then broke the lock with their daggers and found in the casket a penny purse full of rialls and ducats. Sir Ralph counted out over 100 marks and asked them if they knew how much he had counted. Answered nay, and he said it was no matter and returned the money to the purse and took it away. "The said George Bakhouse hath granted lately of a half penny purse full of gold and said if he were sworn he would show the truth."
At the arresting of the said quondam, Sir Ralph Eure took a coffer at Lyth and left it at George Bushel's at Whitby, as belonging to Sir Thomas Blythe, the quondam's chaplain. It contained 40l. in money besides plate, &c., and was the quondam's, for Blythe had sworn to the bishop of Hull that he had no other plate or money than he had told him of. Sir Ralph received 10l. of one Whitbye, which he owed the quondam for cattle. George Bakhouse and Ralph Skelton can certify all the quondam's goods, for they had the handling of them. Sir Ralph is constable of Scarborough Castle, and has been deputy constable ever since Sir Walter Griffith died, who left the towers and turrets of the castle covered with lead, part of which Sir Ralph has made into brewing vessel at his place at Fowbridge, and the rest he has sent to a place called the Bay in France, by Robt. Raughton, mariner of Scarborough, to exchange for wine. Sir Ralph has the manor of Northstede in farm of the King for 24l., and lets it for 30l., and suffers the manor and house to decay. Also he has the parsonage of Scarborough in farm; and is pulling down the lead off the mansion house and suffering it to decay. Signed: Per me Willm. Lokwode.
ii. A list of names appended, viz.:—Gregory Conyers, Robert Hastings, and Thomas Beylby, for the indictment; Robt. Lacye, Thomas Lutton, Wm. Proctor, Peter Pauling.
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Examination of William Aclom, of Morebye, Yorks.
Within 14 days after the beginning of the insurrection in Yorkshire one Edwyn, servant to Sir Robt. Constable, captain of the rebels in those parts, brought him from Moreby to the muster at Whittmore on St. Matthew's (qu. St. Luke's?) day, and thence next day to Keksby where Robert Aske met them. Then Edwyn and ext., with some 60, went to Cawood and took the Abp's servants, and would have spoiled his house but for ext. On the way they spoiled one Beckwith's house. Returned by the water side to York where Aske again met them. Ext. returned home. Joined Aske again at Pomfret and, after the castle was given up, returned home. Represented his parish at the Council of York, and went thence to Pomfret. Returned home sick, and was sick till after Candlemas. The prior of the Trinities at York promised to send him two trussing bedsteads which were taken from Beckwith, and had not kept promise. About four days after the Conception of Our Lady he wrote to the prior:—Mr. Prior, I marvel at your doubleness which is a great vice in a religious man touching a bed of Beckwith's you promised to send to me. I think you reckon our journey in vain. Send it or I will do you further displeasure.
Knows nothing of Bigod's insurrection. Signed: William Acclome.
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Md., at the time of the commotion Harry. Lytherlond, clk., was in Yorkshire with the commons "by what space I cannot well tell." Item, after his coming home I was told that he said at Crowle, in the Isle, he [had maintained] men in Yorkshire at his own cost. And if it [please] your Lordship that a commission be sent down I think you shall know his doings.
Interrogatory:—Why, when the commons were up in Lincolnshire he had not rather resorted to his benefice at Newark, where the K[ing's subjec]ts were quiet and "my lord Steward ... with the King's power than to come into the ... wer every day ready to stir, and all the com ... en threatened by the Yorkshiremen that if they ca[me not to] the field they should be spoiled so that the commons of the eyll (Isle) waited every hour when the commons of Yorkshire should send to raise them, as after they did indeed."
P. 1. Endd.: "Concerning Henry Lytherlonde." Mutilated.
I am requested by a subject of the Emperor to write to you in behalf of a Flemish prisoner, native of Houschoele (?) named Michiel Carette. His prison expenses amount in all to 1 ½ livre, and you demand for his ransom 4 livres, which I understand his friends cannot pay.
Corrected draft in the handwriting of Charles de Grave. Fr., p. 1. Begins: Mons. le Vyconte.
Feb./GRANTS. 539. GRANTS in FEBRUARY 1537.
1. Th. Wyatt. Livery of lands as son and heir of Sir Hen. Wyatt, dec. Del. Westm., 1 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 1.
2. Wm. Watkyn, of St. Bride in the lordship of Brekenok, marches of Wales. Pardon of all felonies, &c. committed before the first day (22 April) of 18 Hen. VIII. in the highway from Bergenny to Brekenok. Greenwich, 28 Jan. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 9.
3. Commissions of the Peace.
Worcestershire: Sir Thos. Audeley chanc., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, William earl of Arundel, George earl of Shrewsbury, Sir Wm. Fitz-william, lord Admiral of England, R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, H. bishop of Worcester, Walter lord Ferrers, Clement abbot of Evesham, William prior of Worcester, Sir Th. Inglefeld, Sir John Porte, Sir Edw. Crofte, Sir Wm. Morgan, Sir Gilb. Talbot, Sir Th. Cornewall, Sir Wm. Thomas, Sir Geo. Throkmerton, Sir John Russell, jun., Rog. Wigston, John Pakyngton, John Vernon, John Russell, John Skudamore, Ric. Lygyn, Th. Nevell, Rouland Moreton, John Walshe, Th. Holte, Ric. Hassall, John Dyngley, Rob. Acton, Rob. Wye, Ric. Palmer, Ric. Tracy, John Ketylby, Wm. Gower, Wm. Sheldon, and Wm. Cookesey. 1 Feb. Pat. 28 Hen VIII. p. 5, m. 6d.
4. Warwickshire: Sir Th. Audeley, chanc., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, lord Admiral of England, H. bishop of Worcester, _ (fn. 7) abbot of Kelyngworthe, Sir Anth. FitzHerbert, Sir Walt. Luke, Sir Geo. Throkmerton, Sir John Willoughby, Sir Wm. Feldyng, Rog. Wygston, John Smyth, Wm. Leigh, Th. Trye, John Grevyle, Th. Ardern, Humph. Dymmok, Sim. Mountford, Edw. Conwey, John Waldyff, Wm. Wyllyngton, Fulk Greyvile, Ric. Catesby, Th. Holte, Baldwin Porter, Richard Fulwood. 1 Feb. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 6d.
5. First fruits. Patent creating an office of one clerk, according to the statute 26 Hen. VIII. (c. 3), and granting the same to John Hales, with authority to make bonds, charters, indentures, and acquittances relative to compositions and payments of first fruits, charging 8d. for each obligatory deed and 4d. for each acquittance; the jurisdiction of such office to extend to England, Wales and Calais; with full power of examining and inquiring concerning the values of first fruits, and making compositions for the payment of the same. Westm., 15 July, 28 [Hen. VIII.]. Del. [Westm.], 3 Feb.—P.S. Inrolled in Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 8, m. 16.
6. Th. Duckington, alias Dockenton, salter, of London. Protection; going in the retinue of Arthur viscount Lyssle. Teste at Westm., 3 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII. Signed by Lyssle.—P.S. writ.
7. Lincolnshire: Commission to Sir Humph. Stafford, John Turnour, Rob. Browne, Ric. Cicell, and Rob. Harrington to make inquisition p. m. on the lands and heir of Joan lady Delalaunde. Westm., 3 Feb. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 1d.
8. Peter Johnson, a native of Brabant in the Emperor's dominions. Denization. Westm., 4 Feb. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 13.
9. Commission of the Peace.
Derb.: Sir Th. Audeley. chanc., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, George earl of Shrewsbury, Sir Wm. Fitz-william, lord Admiral of England, Sir Fran. Talbot lord Talbot, Sir Anth. Fitz Herbert, Sir John Porte, Sir Walt. Luke, Sir Rog. Mynoures, Sir Hen. Sacheverell, Sir Th. Cokayne, Wm. Coffyn, Matt. Kynston, Jas. Foljambe, German Poole, Ric. Curson, Fran. Cokayne, John Leke, Rouland Babyngton, Edw. Ayre, Geo. Fyndern and Ralph Sacheverell. 4 Feb.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 3d.
10. Elizabeth lady Clynton and George lord Taylboys her son. Grant in survivorship, of the offices of bailiff of the manor or lordship of Tatteshall in co. Linc. and keeper of the great park and chase there, and of the little park and warren of coneys, woods, underwoods, and castle there; with certain stated fees in those offices. Del. Westm., 6 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 27.
11. Sir Rob. Wyngfeld. Grant in fee simple, in consideration of his surrender, at the King's request, of a patent (cited below) which was granted to him when he was deputy of Calais under the seal of the Exchequer of Calais, 20 Sept. 21 Hen. VIII., and of the great expenses he has incurred in improving the marsh therein referred to, of the reversions and rents reserved on 20 leases of lands in Bessinges, Pepeling and Sandgate, in co. Guysnes, marches of Calais, the rents amounting in all to 49l. 12s. 4d. a year, money of Calais, (saving to the tenants their present interests therein) with all reliefs, fines, &c., and with power to extend present leases with the apposition of the Seal of the Exchequer of Calais:—names of lessees with dates of patents and term of years; Th. Burdon, 8 Mar. 9 Hen. VII. for 60 years; Wm. Baker, 14 Nov. 17 Hen. VIII., for 70 years (in accordance with certain compositions, ordinances and statutes drawn up by Sir Wm. Sandys, K.G., Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, treasurer of the King's household, John Hales, a Baron of the Exchequer, Chr. Hales, Solicitor General, and Wm. Briswode, justices and commissioners in said co. Guysnes appointed by patent 14 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII. inrolled in the Exchequer of Calais, to survey and lease the lands in said co.); Geoff. Boucher, 18 Nov. 17 Hen. VIII. for 70 years; and John Kele, Ric. Swarte, John Bannaster, Rob. Smyth, Hugh Maister alias Bruer, John Horter, jun., Wm. Weste, Rob. Lake, John Case, John son of Reginald Isake, Comedus Speryng, John Wynter, John Porter, Rob. Baynam, Wm. son and heir of John Clyfton and Nicasius Trippe, all 28 Nov. 17 Hen. VIII., for 70 years.
The patent, 21 Hen. VIII., above referred to, granted to the said Sir Robert in fee, the marsh called Measnebroke in the lordship of Mark, marches of Calais, between the marsh called Couswade on the east, a river leading from Guysnes Plasshe towards the island of Colne on the west, a river which divides the King's land there and the French land between "le Plasshe" of Anderen, and a bridge called "le Cowebrige" on the south and a fosse called Symus Dyke which leads eastward and westward from the west corner of Colnehyll by "le Colne Bancks" to the said marsh called Couswade on the north. This marsh, it is stated, contains about 4,000 acres, and has never yielded the King or his progenitors any profit, having been continually inundated.
Further grant to the said Sir Rob. Wyngfeld, in fee simple, of two other mansions and 112 acres of land in Pepelyng and Sandgate and in the parish of Pepeling, and all rents, &c., issuing therefrom; and all mansions, lands, &c., in Pepeling and at Bounyngs, Bissings, Scales, and Sandgate in the said parish of Pepeling mentioned in the book of the receiver of the crown revenues in co. Guysnes; the advowson of the parish church of St. Mary, Pepeling; and the manor of Osterwycke in said co. at 6l. 13s. 5½d. Greenwich, 1 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 7.
12. Rob. Smyth. To be keeper of the King's wardrobes in the manors of Richmond and Hampton, with 8d. a day as enjoyed by John Pate. Westm., 6 Feb.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 18.
13. Wm. and Laur. Belyngeham of London, serving-men or yeomen. Pardon for the murder of Ric. Ap Yevan Ap Jenken. Del. Westm. 6 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 11.
14. Edw. Griffeth. A yeoman of the Guard. Lease of a water mill called Prees Mylle in the lordship of Denbigh, N. Wales, late in the tenure of Rob. Ap Rice, clk., for 21 years; at 3s. 8d. rent, and 5s. increase. Del. Westm., 7 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat., p. 3, m. 11.
15. Sir John Byron. Lease of the water mills called Maunsfeld Mille in the parish of Maunsfeld, Notts; the water mills in the lordship of Bollesover, Notts and Derb.; the meadows, pasture, and demesne lands belonging to the manor of Bollesover, parcels of the lands of the late duke of Bedford in Derbyshire, and the herbage of the park there; the site of the castle there, where a castle lately was situated; a parcel of demesne lands there called Calsehowange, eight coal-pits or mines in the waste there; a clay-pit there, and the pannage of a hog; with reservations; for the term of 21 years at certain stated rents; on surrender of the following patents, viz.:—(1.) 5 May 8 Hen. VIII. of a 21 years' lease of Maunsfeld mills to the said Sir John (as John Byron), and Th. Langford; (2.) 2 May 16 Hen. VIII. of a similar lease of the water mills in the lordship of Bollesover to Wm. Barners one of the King's auditors; (3.) 12 Mar. 17 Hen. VIII. of a similar lease to the said Sir John Byron of the said meadows, pastures, &c. Del. Westm. 7 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat., p. 3, m. 10.
16. Dav. Jonez, of London, baker. Lease of a corn mill called Melyn Eign, in the commote of Collion in the lordship of Deffrencloid, with (cum) the vill of Ruthyn, for 21 years at 20s. rent and 40s. anew approved. Del. Westm., 7 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 11.
17. Geoffrey Harman, a native of Gelderland, in the Emperor's dominions. Denization. Westm., 8 Feb.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 13.
18. Peter Ellard, a native of the Emperor's dominions. Denization. Westm., 9 Feb.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 13.
19. Th. Pope, treasurer of the Court of Augmentation, and Margaret his wife. Grant in fee (in consideration of 200l. and a grant to the Crown by the said Thomas of the manor of Holme Castell, alias Netherholme, Worc., an annual rent of 20l. out of the manor of Codryche, and a moiety of the manor of Ricardys Castell, Heref. and Salop, of the reversion of the lands specified in the following Crown leases, with the reuts reserved therein, viz.:—
(I.) 10 Nov. last, to Wm. Reynsford, of Wroxton, Oxon, of the house and site of the late priory of Wroxton, with houses and lands, &c., viz., a field of arable land called Townfeld, enclosures of pastures called "lez Crosse pastures," closes of land called "le Shephouse close," "le Inne Mede," "le Lendge close," "le Oxe close," "le Inne lond," and "le Downes," with reservations; term 21 years; rent, 10l. 12s. 8d.; (2) 10 Nov. last, to Th. Warde, of Wyngfeld, Berks, of a pasture, with rocks and hills therein, containing 160 acres, with the houses therein, meadows called Wodeford, and Bowyer medes, parcel of the manor or grange of Holcombe, Oxon, belonging to the late monastery of Dorchester, Oxon, with reservations; term 21 years; rent, 7l. 8s. 8d.
Also the houses and buildings in the site, &c. of the said late monastery of Wroxton, the church, &c., groves, trees, and woods, messuages, lands, &c., in Thomley Oxon, now in the tenure of Sir John Browne; the manors, &c. of Dodyngton and Clyfton, Oxon; also a water mill in Clyfton, and all messuages, lands, &c. in Clyfton, Dodyngton, and Hempton, Oxon, belonging to the late monastery of Bisseter alias Burchester; the manors and granges of, and messuages and lands in, Dunthorpe alias Dunthropp or Downethorp, Churchill, and Holwaye, Oxon, belonging to the late monastery of Bruern; the manor of Wolaston in the parish of Mixbery, Oxon, and messuages, lands, &c. in Rewley belonging to the late monastery de Regali Loco alias of Rewley; and all messuages, lands, &c. in Wardyngton, Oxon, belonging to the late priory of Chacombe, Northt., with courts leet, views of frankpledge, &c. in all the premises. Annual value, 100l. 13s. 4½d.; rent, 10l. 20d. Del. Westm., 11 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 15.
20. John Hampden. Livery of lands as son and heir of Wm. Hampden of Kymbell, Bucks., dec., viz., of the possessions of the said William; and, in reversion on the death of Etheldred Richard now wife of Griffith Richard, widow of the said Wm. Hampden and mother of the said John, of the manor of Dodington alias Donington alias Dounton, Bucks., with advowson of the church, &c., which the said Etheldred holds for life. Westm., 12 Feb. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 21.
21. Wm. Dale. Pardon for having alienated without licence to Sir Th. Englefeld, a justice of the Common Pleas, Sir Th. Elyot, Sir Mich. Fissher, Th. Lynne, Hen. Malory, Walt. Burton, Guy Craford, Rob. Reynold, and Th. Tyesdale, the manor of Tikyngcot, Rutland; to hold to them and their heirs to the use of the said Wm. Dale during his life; and after his decease to the use of Alex. Fetiplace and Anne his wife, one of the daughters of the said William, Wm. Wollascot and Joan his wife, another of the daughters of the said William, and one Marg. Lynne, daughter and heir of one Eliz. Lynne, dec., another of the daughters of the said William, during the life of Eliz. Dale now wife of the said William; and, after the decease of the said William and Elizabeth, to the use of the said Marg. Lynne and heirs, and in default to the use of the said Alexander and Anne his wife, Wm. Wollascot and Joan his wife, and the heirs of the bodies of the said Anne and Joan, and in default to the use of the right heirs. Westm., 12 Feb. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 19.
22. Th. Salisbury. Lease of the manor of Maisemenan, with its demesne lands, &c., and the water mill built next the said manor, in the lordship of Defrencloid alias Rythyn, in Wales; with reservations; for 21 years; rent 4l. 6s. 8d. and 40d. of increase: On surrender of patent, 26 March 9 Hen. VIII., of a similar lease. Del. Westm., 12 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 1.
23. Griffith Ap Harry of Morehampton, Heref. Pardon of all felonies, &c. committed before 10 Nov. 20 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 28 Jan. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 4.
24. Hen. Ap Jevan Ap Rees, of Eways Lacy or Hewes Lacy, marches of Wales, yeoman. Pardon of all felonies committed before 10 Nov. 20 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 28 Jan. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 16.
25. Geo. Dawkyns or Dawkin, of Settryngton, Yorks., alias of London, yeoman. Pardon for having, 4 Mar. 27 Hen. VIII., [at?] the house of Ric. Rasin at New Malton, N. Riding, Yorks., assaulted and killed Dav. Sendry. Greenwich, 9 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 8.
26. Sir Brian Stapleton. Licence to alienate the manor of Kentmere, Westmor., and 200 messuages, 20 tofts, 2,000 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 1,000 acres of pasture, 200 acres of wood, 2,000 acres of furze and heath, and 10l. rent in Kentmere, Westmor., to Sir Nich. Strelley and Rob. Seyton, to the use of the said Sir Brian Stapleton, and after his death to the use of his son, Brian Stapleton, and the heirs male of the said Sir Brian Stapleton, in default of such issue to the use of Geo. Stapleton, brother of the said Sir Brian and heirs, in default of the use of the heirs of the body of the said Sir Brian and the heirs of the bodies of the same heirs, and in default to the use of the right heirs of the said Sir Brian for ever. Westm., 14 Feb. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25.
27. John Portynary, a native of Italy. Denization. Westm., 14 Feb. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 13.
28. John Perell, a native of the dominions of the king of the French. Denization. Westm., 15 Feb. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 13.
29. Sir John Dudley. To be the King's chief trencher, with 50l. a year, on surrender of patent 5 June 21 Hen. VIII., granting the office to Ric. Page in reversion after Sir Dav. Owen, who then held it. Westm., 16 June 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 17 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 2. Vacated on surrender by the said John Dudley then duke of Northumberland, 12 Jan. 6 Edw. VI.
30. Hen. Williams, S.T.B. Licence to hold incompatible benefices along with those which he now has (except the pontifical dignity), and to exchange benefices for others. Westm. Palace, 11 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 17 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 3.
31. Humph. Horton, clk., rector of Rencombe, Glouc. Nonresidence, notwithstanding the Act 21 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 9 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Feb.—Pat. p. 3, m. 16.
32. Th. Byrde, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Houghton. Linc, dioc., vice master Wm. Franklyn, clk., resigned. Westm., 16 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 18 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 4.
33. Sir Giles Strangways. To be steward of the manor, town, or borough of Pole, Dors., and master of the hunt or keeper of the deer in the park or laund of Canford, Dors. Westm., 14 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 18 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 3.
34. Henry Herte, of London, shoemaker, a native of Okyn and born subject of the Emperor. Denization. Westm., 18 Feb.—Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 13.
35. Ric. Wynslowe, John Gore, Ric. Bayly, and John Dursten. Lease of the site, orchard near the site, and all demesne lands, &c., of the manor of Crounesymmond, Worc., parcel of the earldom of Warwick; which site, &c., John Hancok, dec. lately held by grant of the King; for 21 years at rent of 6l. and 20s. of increase. Del. Westm., 19 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 4.
36. Rog. Amyce. Lease of the manor of Kyngesbury, parcel of the lands of the late duke of Richmond, in co. Somerset, with reservations; for 21 years, at rent of 24l. and 6s. 8d. increase. Del. Westm., 19 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 2.
37. Hen. Salesbury. Lease of land called Postny parke, lordship of Denbigh, N. Wales, with reservations, for 21 years, at 50s. 8d rent and 9s. 4d. increase. Del. Westm., 19 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 4.
38. John Cope. Lease of the site, demesne, lands, and houses of the manor of Aydon, Northt., parcel of the lands of Margaret late countess of Richmond and Derby, with reservations; for 21 years, at 12l. 13s. 4d. rent and 6s. 8d. increase; on surrender of patent 17 Sept. 9 Hen. VIII. granting a similar lease to George Smyth. Del. Westm., 19 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 1.
39. Monastery of Thurgarton, York dioc. Congé d'élire to sub-prior and convent, on the resignation of Th. Dethyck, last prior. Greenwich, 4 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII. Teste at Westm., 21 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 31.
40. Crown lands. Sir John Daunce, the King's councillor, John Hales, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, and Ric. Pollard, King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer. Commission as surveyors of Crown lands for execution of the Act 27 Hen. VIII. (cap. 62), making perpetual the provisions of the Act 14 & 15 Hen. VIII. (cap. 15). Westminster Palace, 21 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 22 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 28d.
41. David Bore, "pochemaker," a native of Normandy, in the dominions of the king of the French. Denization. Westm., 22 Feb. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p 5, m. 13.
42. Cheshire. Commission to Sir Wm. Stanely, John Massy of Podyngton, and Ric. Hassall, to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of Sir Ranulph Breerton. Westm., 22 Feb. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 1d.
43. Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, K.G., Chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster and Great Admiral of England, Sir Brian Hastyngs and Fran. Hastyngs, son and heir apparent of the said Sir Brian. Grant, in survivorship, of the offices of bailiff and parker of the lordships of Hatfeld and Thorne, Yorks., in as full manner as Edw. Savage, sen., son and heir of John Savage, sen., or Sir John Carre, or the said William, formerly held those offices; and the agistment in winter of the park of Hatfeld alias Haitfeld, Yorks., with the coneys there, and the fishery of Braithmere in the said lordships, with the swans and cygnets there; parcel of the duchy of York beyond Trent; the said agistment, &c. to be subject to the annual rent of 19l. 10s. 4d.: on surrender of patent 26 Sept. 7 Hen. VIII. granting the above offices to the said William and Sir John Carre, now deceased; and of patent 26 April 21 Hen. VIII. granting the said William a 21 years' lease of the said agistment, &c. Westm., 22 Feb. 28 Hen.VIII. Del., 23 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p: 4, m. 12.
44. Ric. Pollard, Remembrancer of the Exchequer. Life annuities of 40 marks during the life of John Hales, one of the barons of the Exchequer, and 80 marks in reversion on the death of the said John; out of the little custom and the subsidies of tunnage and poundage in the port of London. Westm., 20 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 23 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 27.
45. Th. Wryothesley. Grant, in fee, of the manor of Comeley alias Combley in the Isle of Wight, Hants., late of the monastery of Quarre, dissolved, with all presentations, &c., of churches, and all messuages, &c., belonging to the said manor in Areton or Atherton, Newechurch, Godyshill, St. Boneface, Bradyng, Whippingham, Tassebroke, Shalflete, Freshwater, Kyngston, and Newport, in the said Isle or elsewhere in said co., with tithes of corn, hay, &c., in the said manor and in Lowcumbe, Hasteley, Cumley, Atherton, Rowbarho, and Tytlingham in the said Isle. Annual value of 24l., rent of 50s. Further grants of courts leet, views of frank pledge and free warren in the said manor. Westm., 17 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 23 Feb.—P.S. also S.B. (endorsed Westm., 17 Feb.) Pat. p. 3, m. 2.
46. John Button, clk. Grant of the King's chapel or church of St. Peter in the Tower of London, vice John Ogden, clk., deceased. Westm., 20 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII. Del., 23 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 28.
47. Geo. Tayllour. To be collector of the customs in the ports of Pembroke and Tynby, and Haverford West in the lordship of Westhaverford, in co. Pembroke, S. Wales, with the offices of butler and silaginarius in the said ports; with fees as Griffin Rede or the said George Tayllor enjoyed in those offices; and the office of bailiff of Rowse in the lordship of Haverford West. Westm., 18 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII. Del., 24 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 22.
48. Wm. Popeley. Lease of the farm of Cernecote, Wilts., parcel of lands called Coopersionerslands, formerly in the tenure of Th. Webbe and late of Th. Laurence; with reservations; for 21 years, at 4l. 3s. 4d. rent and 12d. increase. Del. Westm. 27 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII.—S.B.


  • 1. The last half of the signature torn off.
  • 2. See Vol. XI., No. 377.
  • 3. In margin "nom K."
  • 4. Lord Thomas Howard and the lady Margaret Douglas.
  • 5. In margin "Notandum K."
  • 6. James Cokerell. See Vol. XI., No. 1438.
  • 7. Blank on roll.