Henry VIII: May 1537, 26-31

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: May 1537, 26-31', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 12 Part 1, January-May 1537, (London, 1890) pp. 584-607. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol12/no1/pp584-607 [accessed 29 February 2024]


May 1537, 26–31

26 May.
R. O. C'.s Works, 336.
Asks him to grant the King's licence to preach to Mr. Gounthrop, parson of Wetyng, whom he has known for 20 years as a great clerk, and a man of singular judgment and sobriety. He cannot be allowed in his diocese (Norwich) because the bishop's chaplain, Dale, whom Cranmer knew at Cambridge, a man without learning and discretion, preaches against him, and also publishes no good doctrine himself. Gounthrope is a very meet person to preach, and not like to be author of any discord. It is reported that the bp. of Norwich will approve none to preach that be of right judgment, Wishes Cromwell to support Gounthrope if Dale promotes causes against him. There are three or four other persons whom he would recommend for licences.Lambeth, 26 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
[26 May]
R. O.
With the assent of the lord Baldwyn, appointed Peers Felday, being in Newgate, to be delivered by the sheriffs of London to Sir Peers Dutton, sheriff of Cheshire, to be put to execution. Hears that Sir Wm. Brerton, deputy-chamberlain of Chester, has laboured to have the prisoner delivered to him. Does not know for what purpose, but execution does not pertain to his office. Understands that Cromwell has written to the sheriffs of London to deliver him to Brereton, but asks that his previous order may take effect. Suspects that Brereton wishes to save the prisoner, as he saved the abbot of Norton, whom he dares avow to be a traitor. Is sorry these two persons can agree no better. The best of them may be amended. The men and the matter are all one to him, and his order stands with justice. If he is not at the Court to-morrow, asks Cromwell to help make his excuse till Thursday. Saturday, Trinity Eve.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
See GRANTS in MAY, No. 55.
26 May.
R. O.
Has received his letters dated at Hampton Court the 26 May (sic). Will not fail to accomplish the King's pleasure as to Seyman and Busshope and any other offenders. Wharton has not yet brought me the book of prophecy, nor the man who keeps it, nor him that played the part of Husbandry. Will do his best, with lord Wentworth and other justices. for staying of the games and assembly of people. Explain that the King, at his departure, allowed him six weeks to despatch his business and remove his household into Lincolnshire. Would, nevertheless, have been in Lincolnshire ere this, as the King expected, but his son fell sick of the small-pox and his wife of the ague. Will make what speed thither he can. As Cromwell asks his opinion, thinks these parts in Suffolk are in good quiet. Glad to hear that the King and Queen are merry. Thanks Cromwell for the news in his letter. Is much desirous to hear the residue. Hoxun, in Suffolk, 26 May. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
26 May.
R. O.
I trust you have received all my letters sent you since I left you, especially that by your servant Mr. Fornes. Be not displeased that I put you to so much trouble in my absence. "As concerning restitution to be made to me by Mr. Lacy with other, and brought unto my vicarage of Halifax," of all my evidences, money, &c., I have written at large "in side of my letters; et cum istis quod facis fac citius sapienter." On Friday in Whitsun week Sir John Bomer, Sir Stephen Hamerton, Nic. Tempest, the abbot of Gerves, the abbot quondam of Fontaunce, [the abbot quondam of Revaus] (fn. 1) and Bryddylton were drawn to Tyborne and there executed; and the lady the wife of Sir John Bomer at that time with them was drawn without Newgate and thence to Smyth Feld and there burned. The King came to Westminster on Thursday last and returns to Hampton Court on Trinity even. You should come up shortly or else send letters to my lord Privy Seal; Mr. Brock and I will see them delivered. If you had been here at this time (though it were somewhat costly) it would have been more profitable another way; "for ye presense and sight of a man in ye sight of his prince that is in his Grace favour is much worth, &c., and in especial when his Grace is disposed to give gifts and rewards to his true servants as I suppose that he is now." The lords Darcy and Hussey, Sir Thos. Peyrsy, Sir Robt. Constable, Sir Fras. Bygot and Robt. Aske remain in the Tower. On Friday before Whitsunday last 8 or 9 monks of the London Charterhouse were brought to Newgate; and I hear this morning that last night a great man was put in the Tower, but I heard not his name. London, Trinity even, 1537.
Hol., p. 1. Add.. at Soyttylhall.
26 May.
Calig. B. VII. 230. B. M. St. P. v. 79.
Forwarded by Berwick pursuivant Henry's letters into Scotland to the Queen his sister and the regents, which came to Clifford from the duke of Norfolk. Berwick was therefore present when the king of Scots and his queen arrived at Leith haven on Whitsun even at 10 p.m. with 10 French ships and 4 Scotch; accompanied by the vice-admiral of France and bp. of Limoges but no other men of note. Next Monday they made their entry into Edinburgh and took lodging at the abbey of Holyroodhouse. Berwick met an English gentleman named James Crayn, much of counsel with the vice-admiral of France, who gave him a credence for Ralph Sadler of the Privy Chamber, by this token that Sadler when in France inquired for the said Crayn at his house in Royn. It was to the effect that on their passage the said James had landed at a village near Scarborough to buy victuals for the company; that about 12 Englishmen had come on board the King's ship from the said village and country round about and on their knees before him thanked God for his safety, imploring him to come in as they were oppressed and slain. Afterwards a gentleman of the same country sought an interview with the King which the said James contrived to avert, knowing the evil minds of the persons aforesaid. Likewise at another village some distance southwards where the said James Crayn likewise [landed] ten Englishmen came on board to the King and made similar representations. Does not know the village, but it had a church dedicated to St. Andrew. When opposite Berwick the King said that if he lived one year he would himself break a spear on one Englishman's breast. Crayn also desired Sadler to be informed that the bishop of Limoges was going as ambassador to Henry VIII.—the man of most craft and dissimulation in all France, and that either he or his son will be in Scotland to show how he has sped before he comes to France; also that the French ships which convoyed the King of Scots would go back to France, except the Salamander which Francis gave him. Berwick, 26 May. Signed.
Add. Endd. by Wriothesley.
26 May.
Calig. B. VIII., 216. B. M.
To the same effect as the preceding. Berwick, 26 May.
P.S.—All the French ships which escorted the king of Scots are passed by this homeward except the Salamander, which was given by the French king to the king of Scots. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
26 May.
R. O.
1288. IRELAND.
Copies of patents, viz.:—
1. Appointment of Thos. Stewyns, as receiver and bailiff of the lordship or manor of Trym in Ireland, on surrender of a patent under the Great Seal of Ireland, dated 1 March, 13 Hen. VIII., giving those offices and that of constable of Trym Castle for 30 years to Sir John Wallop. Westm., 2 May, 16 Hen. VIII.
2. Appointment for three years of Thos. Stewyns of Dublin, and Laurence Taunley (or Towley) as collectors or farmers of the great and little customs in the ports of Dublin and Drogheda. Witness W. Brabazon, sub-treasurer of Ireland. Dublin, 26 May, 29 Hen. VIII.
Lat., pp. 4.
26 May.
R. O.
Expenses for the freight of divers munitions of war sent from the Tower of London to Calais and Guysnes Castle for defence of those places by order of the King and the lord Privy Seal; and also for the landing and carriage of the same from Calais Haven to Guysnes Castle; as appears by a book of particulars dated 26 May, 29 Hen. VIII.
To John Leade of Aylsford, Kent, master of a hoy of 40 tons, laden with munitions, 4l. To Philip Crayer of Calais, mariner, owner of a ship of 30 tons, 4l. To Will. Gylman of Alborowe, master of a hoy of Ermouthe (Yarmouth), 3l. 6s. 8d. To laborers at Calais, wagoners, &c., 4l. 11s. 9d. To Ric. Wotton for two sundry passages from the Tower to Calais, with oversight of said munitions, 40s. Total, 17l. 18s. 5d.
Pp. 2. Endd.
R. O. 2. Duplicate of the preceding. Pp. 2. Endd.
26 May.
R. O.
Hears that he has admitted a gunner contrary to the laws lately made in the town of Calais. Wishes to know whether he intends to observe the law or not, as the King will be greatly displeased when he hears of it. Whitehall, 26 May.
Added in Fitzwilliam's own hand: "Goud my lord, loke upone thys mater. I pray yow t[o] raycomend me to my goud lade." Signed.
P. 1. Add.: my lord Debyte of Calys.
R. O. 1291. [LORD LISLE to FITZWILLIAM.] (fn. 2)
My Lord, I have received your loving letter, which is no small comfort, and will do what I can to recompense it and never trouble you in my life with anything that touches the King's acts, sent hither by your device. "Also where ye suppose I should think unkindness in you, ye shall never find it in me while I live." But for George Browne I had never meddled in the matter. He caused me to write to your [his ?] brother, Sir Antony Browne, twice for one Water Johans (?) gunner, who, he said, should serve the King of tampions for the ordnance, to be advanced 2d. a day in his wages. I am in that case now that every officer here is master of his own room except myself, "which doth not a little decay me in shortening of my life." I doubt not to prove myself upright to God, the King, and the world, and that I live upon nothing but what I have of the King and my own. Yet I heartily thank you for your advice to please God and the King, though I know not what you mean therein, for no one is more devoted to the King's service, and so I beg you will accept me, as, under God and the King, all my trust is in you and my lord Privy Seal.
Draft, p.1.
26 May.
Galba B.x.72.* B. M.
Desires him to speak to the King in favour of Henry de Douorin, "escuier capitaine" of Flemish men of war, who complains of injuries done by English sailors, for which he can get no redress. Brussels, 26 May 1537. Signed.
Fr., p.1. Sealed. Add.: A Mons. l'Ambassadeur de l'Empereur en Angleterre, Messire Eustace Chappuys, official de Genefvre.
26 May.
R. O. St. P. VII. 696.
Has received by Fraunces the courier Cromwell's letter of the 23rd instant. Has not failed to solicit that matter since his last; yet the traitor was allowed passage last Sunday, when he left Cambray accompanied beyond the limits by the bp. of that see and conducted by the bp.'s men that night to Bousshyn, next day to Bavey, and thence to the abbey of Awne belonging to the card. of Liege where he remained last Friday. Received Cromwell's letter so late last night that he could only deliver that to the Queen this morning after mass. Told her he perceived it had come too late as she had already allowed Card. Pole admission to the Emperor's dominions against the treaties. She said if the King knew the truth he would see she had done more than the treaties bound her to; for in all treaties the Pope's legate was exempt, and she only allowed him when there was no other shift, for having passed through France he could not return that way, and the least she could do was to give him two days' passage without his cross or ceremonies, and only his own company, lest she should be suspect. She says he shall not remain long in Liege although he makes much difficulty to pass through Almayn.
To-day, one Vaughan came to me, who fled from England for manslaughter. He had come to me at Baroughe for relief in great necessity, which I procured for him from the merchants; and he says he applied to Henry Phillippis, an Englishman in Lovayn who offered to get him into service with Card. Pole, knowing one of his gentlemen named Thrognorton. On further conversation he discovered that Michael Trognorton was to be sent to England as soon as Pole was settled at Liege, with letters to several of Pole's friends, which Phillipps undertook to convey, as he had done some letters to his father, baked within a loaf of bread. They were to be set on land in Cornwall, and he offered to take Vaughan with him. I advised him to encourage the enterprise and gave him 40s. He is to inform me secretly of everything while he is here, and on landing cause them to be attached. As to his crimes I have promised to sue not only for his pardon but for a reward. One Anthony, sent to me by Sir Thomas Palmer, says that on Thursday last he heard at Awne Abbey that Frognorton had gone to England with letters from Pole. This agrees with my servant's report.
The Queen is going to the frontier on Friday next, intending, as she says, "to proffer to the Frenchmen." There is at this day in areadiness above 40,000, whereof there is many that be very well horsed. Has had no answer from Cromwell about the ship laden with brassell, and here they say they wait an answer from the Emperor's ambassador in England. Meanwhile the ship will be lost. John Van den Dyque, a procurer here in Brussels, says he has certain writings of Hacket, about which he wishes to know your lordship's pleasure. Brussels, 26 May.
Hol. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
27 May.
R. O.
This Trinity Sunday I learnt that a Frenchman in Reading had spoken detestable words. I sent for the man and those who heard him, and took the examination enclosed, and have committed the offender to ward in the Abbot's gaol. Day above written.
Hol., p.1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. 2. "Examined at Redyng upon Trinity Sunday Anno Regni Regis Henrice (sic) viiii xxix."
Denis Jones of Kempper Colenton, a Breton born and a smith by craft, dwelling in London in St. James's parish, in Walle broke, cannot deny that at Reading in a hostelry, sign of the "Bere," on 26 May last, in the hearing of Robt. Arnolde and Wm. Dewke, mercers of Newbury, John Hannecoke, keeper of the said hostry, and Peter Rede, barber, of Reading, he declared that my lord of Norffocke was in hold in the North Country to remain until the lords in the Tower of London were released. He heard the words in London, but cannot tell who spoke them. Signed: Denis Jonis.
In Vachell's hand, p.1.
27 May.
R. O.
1295. JOHN RUSSELL (fn. 3) to CROMWELL.
Desires Cromwell's favour in his suit to the King for certain possessions, late "in"[of] the suppressed house of Little Malvern, Worc., whereof at their last meeting Cromwell received a book. Wishes them granted to him and his heirs for ever in reward of his "poor old service." Malvern, 27 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd. inaccurately: Sir John Russell's letter.
28 May.
R. O.
Indenture made 28 May 29 Henry VIII. of the delivery by Gregory Conyars, servant to Sir Ralph Evers, jun., to Thos. Avery, Cromwell's servant, to the King's use, of the following goods belonging to the late prior quondam of Gysbrowe.
Ready money, 75l. 1s. 8d. Four gold rings, one with a great sapphire, two with lesser sapphires, and one with an ematyst. Certain gilt and silver plate (described, 16 items). A pair of silver beads of fifty, a pair of "aumbyur" beads of fifty, and a pair of "lawmbour" beads of ten. Signed: per me, Thomas Avery.
Large paper, p.2. Endd.
R. O. 2. Inventory of the goods "that I, Sir Rauf Eure the younger, have received of Sir James Cokerell, condame (quondam) of Gysborow and parson of Lythe, at such time as I did take him by the King's commandment," which was about Easter 28 Hen. VIII.
Forty-two items of household furniture, valued in all at 5l. 6s. 8d.
ii. Neat and sheep: 11 oxen and stotts, and a bull, 10 kye and "qwyes" and one stirk, 62 sheep and 34 lambs. Total value, 11l. 12s. 8d.
iii. Corn, viz., malt, oats, wheat, and rye, worth 9l. 9s. 11d.
iv. Profits of wool and lamb of the parsonage of Lythe and Mougrave lordship received by Eure at Whitsunside after the parson's attainder, with tithes, &c. Total, 39l. 6s. 3½d.
v. Payments made out of receipts, &c. Total, 6l. 12s. 4d.
vi. Cancelled page, relating to "stowkys" and sheaves of corn, headed: "Memorandum when that Master Wright did enter into the said parsonage of Lythe there was not one sheaf of corn 'buryed' nor yet stored."
Pp.6. Endd.
28 May.
R. O.
By your letters of yesterday I must prepare 3,000l. within three or four days for Ireland. The revenues of the King's lands and as much as I have received of the subsidy is all bestowed and the March wages not paid by 600l. Mr. Cofferer is behind of his warrant for superplusage of the Household above 2,000l. (his warrant was almost 7,000l.), and Mr. Shelton of a warrant of 600l. for the households of the ladies Mary and Elizabeth has received but 300l. The goldsmiths are 500l. behind, out of a warrant for 1,800l. Also 2,000l. must be paid shortly for June quarter's wages. For this and all payments until March next there is little money payable to me but the remainder of the subsidy, which will come in slowly. I had prepared to furnish Mr. Cofferer and Mr. Shelton with such as I could collect of the subsidy of London, this vacation. Lack of money causes me to keep out of the way these holidays. After this second payment of the subsidy I shall not have assigned to my receipt 20,000l. a year to meet payments of 40,000l., and I intended to tell you so the first time I found you at leisure. I will keep all money I get now until the King's further pleasure for this money for Ireland. Rure, 22o Maii 1537. Signed.
P.1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
28 [May].
R. O.
1298. SIR WM. PARR [of Kendal] to CROMWELL.
When lately in London, told Cromwell that he had moved the King for the preferment of Gervaxe abbey. whereof he is founder, in case it were suppressed. Reminds him of his promise of favour, for he knows that that labour is made by others. Being founder, failure in the suit would be a great reproach. Benington, 28th of this present month. Signed.
P.1. Add. Endd.: Sir William a Parr.
29 May. 1299. EDMUND BONNER, LL.D.
See GRANTS in MAY, No. 60.
29 May.
R. O.
On Friday last the late rebels in these parts were attainted; whose names, with the days and places when and where they shall suffer, I send by bearer. On the Saturday following, those to be executed at Norwich did suffer, and by the way from the castle confessed their crime. So lying on the hurdles, both by the way and at the place of execution, they exhorted the people, who, by reason of Trinity fair that day, were very numerous, to take example by them. Ralph Rogerson, the singing man apprehended by Sir Thomas Lestrange, "according to his cankered stomach began to enter matter, wherein he was stayed, much after the infection of his heart." At my coming to Court, which shall be immediately after the executions, I will make to your Lordship full relation. "From my poor house, riding towards Walsingham," 29 May 29 Henry VIII.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. 2. Kalendar of prisoners in the gaol of Norwich castle, Thursday in the week of Pentecost [24 May], 29 Henry VIII.:—
1. Nic. Mylom, canon, Geo. Gisborough, Ralph Rogerson, Wm. Gisborough, Thos. Howes, John Semble (these were drawn, hanged, beheaded, and quartered for treason); 2. Will. Gybson, clk., guilty of misprision (perpetual prison); 3. John Pecok, clk., Ric. Henley, and Andrew Pax (these treated as those in (1)); 4. Ric. Malyott (misprision); 5. John Grikby, clk, (treason), remanded to prison without judgment; 6. Thos. Manne, carpenter, John Selers alias Taillor, and Thos. Pennye (treason) to be drawn, &c.; 7. John Punte, clk. (remanded to prison without judgment); 8. Rob. Hawker (misprision); 9. John Mapulton, John Man, John Tytyng, Wm. Smyth, Ric. Page, Jas. Henley, Hen. Capron, and Thos. Arter (sworn and delivered by proclamation).
Latin, p. 1.
R. O. 3. Memorandum of executions above referred to:—
Norwich, Saturday 26 May:—Ralph Rogerson, Thos. Howse, Ric. Hendley, Thomas Manne, and Andrew Pax.
Yarmouth, Monday 28 May:—John Semblye and John Sellers.
Walsingham, Wednesday 30 May:—George Gysborough and Nic. Mileham.
Lynne, Friday 1 June:—Wm. Gysborough and John Pecok.
P. 1.
29 May.
R. O.
Encloses a bill of traitorous words spoken by a woman, now in Norwich gaol. Begs him to certify my lord Privy Seal and learn what is to be done. Bakonesthorp, Tuesday after Trinity Sunday. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Master Rychard Gressham or in hys absens to my sonne Ric. Heydon at London. Endd.: Mr. Heydon and Sir J. Bolayn touching the words of a woman.
R. O. 3. Information against Eliz. wife of Rob. Woode of Aylesham, brought before Sir John Heydon and Sir James Boleyn at Baconesthorpe, 28 May 29 Hen. VIII., by John Bettes, worsted weaver, and Thos. Okys, constables of Aylesham, for having said to John Dix, tailor, of that town and Will. Jeckes of Olton, "it was pity that these Walsingham men were discovered, for we shall have never good world till we fall together by the ears; and with clubs and clouted shone shall the deed be done, for we had never good world since this King reigned. It is pity that he filed any clouts more than one, &c." Dix and Jeckes witness that she spoke these words 12 May and will depose upon a book. Dix next day declared the words to Thos. Clampe by whose advice he reported them to Thos. Okes. Signed by the justices.
P. 1.
29 May.
R. O.
Wrote a few days ago to him and sent the letters to the ambassadors at the French Court, who could not be persuaded to meddle with them. It seems a strange way of handling themselves in that room, to refuse a letter to any of the King's Council, which might contain what makes for the King's purposes to know. This might happen in letters from the King's mortal enemies, how much more in letters from him, who howsoever perversely taken, doth neither in deed nor word and much less in mind, show such a person. If this be a new fashion of handling princes' affairs, it is likely to provoke men to change their loving minds to the King, and he is ignorant how it can be profitable. They that use this way are ignorant what the conclusion shall be. After the demonstrations which are made to his undoing by the King's agents, knows no other mind in earth that could abide to speak afterwards of his honour and wealth. Could not do it unless his love toward the King were holpen above nature. Hitherto knows no other mind he owes the King than the law of nature or God would bind him to have either to his prince or father in like cause. Does not fear him, and never did, and much less in this cause if he had all the power of the whole world in his hand. Loves him, and would not doubt to show it in the cause for which the King takes him for his enemy, which is his legation.
The King may see this, if he reads the accompanying letters, which are the same which the ambassadors refused to send. However Cromwell answers, this deed will testify what mind Pole has borne to the King. If it is rejected shall be justified if the conclusion be not to the King's pleasure. Liege, 29 May 1537, Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Seal injured.
29 May. Add. MS. 8715 f. 370. B. M. 1303. FAENZA to AMBROGIO.
Arrived here yesterday, and was received by Card. Tournon.
* * *
Italian, modern copy, pp. 2. Headed: Da Lione, 29 Maggio 1537.
30 May.
R. O.
Regrets that he is accused of delaying to go through with the King for possession of his lands in the North, which he has always been ready to do. Has articled petitions in that behalf to the King, and desired Dr. Cave to attend daily on Cromwell to learn the King's pleasure. Hackney, 30 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
30 May.
Galba, B. x. 333. B. M.
To the same effect as his letter to Cromwell which follows, but not so full. Brussels, 30 May.
Hol., pp. 3, edges injured. Endd.: "With news of the Emperor's army."
30 May.
R. O.
Has received his letters of the 26th May showing that Cromwell knew of the departure of Pole from Cambray, of which he informed him by Frauncis the courier. Immediately certified the Queen that as Pole was accompanied by the bishop of Cambray, who is known to be a good Imperialist, [and certain of the duke of Arscot's band] (fn. 4) the King considers it was done by her consent, and might regard the league which binds the King and the Emperor not to assist each others' rebels as broken; also that the King understood that the card. of Liege, chief of the Council, showed Pole all the honour he could. Demanded an explanation. She appeared somewhat chafed, and said if the King were truly informed he would not impute to her any procurement of breach, or that she had favoured him. Desired that she would satisfy the King in writing, which she promised to do. She has given the letter, with a credence, to a gentleman of the Emperor named Voudrey, who [has been in England before and]† will go with this bearer. Spoke to the card, of Liege expressing surprise at his conduct; who said there were but two things he cared for, to save his soul for God and his honour for the world; that he would do as much for the King as for any man but the Emperor; that he never spoke to the legate, nor would; and that in order that he might make no long sojourn in his country, though he was sick and lame he would accompany the Queen to the frontiers. "Therefore be bold to write that he getteth no further aid nor assistance of me than perforce shall be constrained; albeit he hath written unto me that he hath divers matters to commune with me of, wherefore he willeth me by his letters to come unto him; but I have made a plain answer that I have promised to serve the Emperor in this his needy time, the which I will observe, and that he in no wise should tarry upon any trust of my coming." Could make no reply to this, but desired him to continue in his good mind.
The Queen keeps her purpose to go to Lille on Friday next. Here is a goodly company of horsemen to conduct her. Brussels, 30 May.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.: 1537.
31 May.
R. O.
As the bearer James Lawson is riding to London, if Cromwell has any leisure, sends him some lies out of Scotland, which, as to the words spoken by Englishmen to the king of Scots, he can prove to be false, for no such number of persons spoke with him, and only one Englishman; for Norfolk was at Bridlington the day after he was on this coast and examined the only man that spoke with the said King. The rest that went on board the galley were sent by young Sir Ralph Evers, the one his uncle the other Gregory Conyers; and none of them came on board the King's ship. The deviser of the false tale is returned to France, so that I fear Ralph Sadler will not speak with him, whom I have fully informed of things necessary to be tried out. If I were to trust the news of our Borderers I should believe too much, just as if you gave full credit to the news of the marches of Calais. No doubt Ralph Sadlar will soon write. Sends a certificate from Sir John Lowther of the offenders who took down and buried 74 traitors in Westmoreland and Cumberland. If the King is displeased at that matter not being sufficiently tried, will not be sorry that he should show it by his letters to those who have the rule there. The house of Jerveaulx is suppressed, and I have left Sir George Lawson, Robert Bowys, Blytheman, the Auditor, and Anthony Rouse to put things in order there. The said Robert and two other gentlemen will remain till the coming of Mr. Pollard. "I am with child to hear answer of such things as I sent my servant Fulmerston for." Sheriffhutton, 31 May. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. 2. "A remembrance of certain articles to be showed unto the King's Highness."
About Bridlington Abbey, the church of which is the parish church for 1,500 "houseling people," and the demesnes might go to the parishioners, the pier or harbour be repaired, the shrine of St. John kept up, &c. How the debts, about 200l., are to be paid. The haven of Bridlington is more dangerous than Flamborough "for my lord's Grace have viewed and seen both." For Gerves:—the land cannot be surveyed this 14 days. To remember my lord's grace for the ring. The church is all covered with lead:—the better half belongs to the parishioners; the stuff for my lord's Grace. "Item, after this manner all men will be desirous to see dissolution." A cross of silver and pair of censers for my lord. The plate to be sold here and valued by some goldsmith. A commission with an antedate for the suppression. To thank my lord Privy Seal for his last letters. To deliver Mr. Treasurer's letter to Mr. Munde. To deliver Sir George Lawson's two letters. To speak to my lord Privy Seal for Mr. Magnus and Sir Ralph Elleker. To show my lord Privy Seal that Gregory Conyers comes with the goods of the Quondam. To give the King "this stone which is called the best stone." (31 items.)
Pp. 3.
[31 May.]
R. O.
1308. THOMAS [DAY], Prior of Ledes in Kent, to CROMWELL.
According to your pleasure delivered me in writing, 31 May, by Sir Henry Ysley, I have searched for the obligation concerning 34l. 17s. 8½d. which Sir Henry Gowldforde, deceased, owed to the house of Ledes, but cannot find it. My brethren and I send the indenture concerning the bargain and a general quittance under our convent seal to lady Guildford; we will send the obligation as soon as it shall be found.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
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Lease for 61 years by the monastery of Hyde by Winchester (John Salcot, bp. of Bangor, commendator) to Thos. Wriothesley, of Micheldevor, of the great tithes of Micheldevor, Weston, and Northbroke belonging to the rectory of Micheldevor, at a rent of 20l. 6s. 8d., under the conditions declared in an indenture dated _ May, 29 Hen. VIII.
Draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 4.
1310. HENRY VIII. and the GENERAL COUNCIL. (fn. 5)
"Illustrissimi ac potentissimi Regis, senatus, populique Angliæ sententia, et de eo concilio quod Paulus Ep'us Romanus Mantuæ futurum simulavit, et de ea bulla quæ ad calendas Novembres id prorogavit."
Being used to the acts of pontiffs, expected a council, falsely called general, of the sworn adherents of the bishop of Rome before there was any talk about it. They want a council in which judges shall condemn their adversaries. When Mantua was chosen as the place, what Christian prince out of Italy who differed from the Pope would dare to go thither? Discusses at some length the unreasonableness of the proposal and the duke of Mantua's refusal of the place unless he received a sufficient armed force (prœsidium). And how finely the Pope excuses himself, thinking an armed council incongruous! If a force be given, it is simply war; if not, no one comes but the Pope's sworn adherents. Now, the Pope wishes all to come 1 Nov., he himself knows not whither. Hopes princes will not favour his falsehood and audacity.
Cleop. E. VI.
311. B. M. Strype, Ecc. Mem. I. ii. 258.
Cromwell appointed him both to alter and to see printed the King's answer touching the Mantuan Council. Hopes he will approve his reasons for deferring the printing and not increasing the book as commanded. As soon as this answer came out one Tubalde, who is now in Saxony, sent copies to Melancthon, and copies have gone into all realms, so that if it were altered men would think us unstable. "The sentence of a prince, the answer of a whole realm, either ought not to be printed, or else once printed not to be changed." The Germans have nothing in their answer that is not touched in ours. Has two or three leaves which may be added and the book left as before, to show we are not afraid of those who go about to put down God's word and restore the papacy. Suggests a passage to be inserted before the words:—"We princes wrote ourselves to be inferiors (fn. 6) to Popes. As long as we thought so, we obeyed them as superiors," &c.
If you should send me [where you said the other day you would send me] (fn. 7) I trust to do you honour.
Hol., pp. 4. The last sentence (which is omitted in Strype) is in Italian. Begins: "My lord."
Cleop. E. v.
130. B. M. Strype. I. ii. 98. Latimer's Remains, 245.
Quotations from Ecclesiasticus, Ecclesiastes, Augustine, Jerome, Hilary, Cyprian, Chrysostom, and Lyranus adverse to the belief in Purgatory, with comments by Latimer. In the margin are objections to Latimer's arguments in the King's hand.
At the end Latimer says that "the founding of monasteries argueth Purgatory to be; so the putting of them down argueth it not to be. What uncharitableness and cruelness seemeth it to be to destroy monasteries, if purgatory be! Now it seemeth not convenient the Act of Parliament to preach one thing, and the pulpit another clean contrary."
To this the King has added in the margin, "Why then do you? Turpe enim est doctori, cum culpa redarguit ipsum."
Hol., pp. 5.
Cleop. E. v.
132. B. M. Strype, Eccl. Mem. I. ii. 99.
2. Remarks by Henry VIII. on the texts Ubicunque lignum ceciderit, ibi erit and Beati quorum tecta sunt peccata, cited by Latimer in the preceding paper, arguing that they do not disprove Purgatory. "Herein you (Latimer) do show your carnal wit, which in preaching you dispraise so much."
Calig. B. I. 52.
B. M. St. P. v. 81.
Instructions to Ralph Sadeler, of the Privy Chamber, "sent at this time unto the King of Scots."
He is to take his letters of credence, &c., repair to the king of Scots, and having delivered the King's (Henry's) present, shall say that the King, desiring to know of his health, has sent him a small present of such commodities as be in this realm. He shall then desire an audience, either at that or another time, and when he obtains it, say that the King, finding by report of Lancaster herald and otherwise that James is of a very good disposition, desired to remove any suspicion he might entertain from the appearance of warlike preparations in England, which are only for his defence and surety of his subjects against certain conspiracies of the bp. of Rome and his allies, who intend his destruction. The King hopes James will give no ear to any adverse report, for his Majesty intends not only to preserve but to increase their amity; and especially that he will not be deceived by tales spread under the colour of religion. Although he knows that James continues to regard the Pope as the vicar of Christ on earth, hopes he will join to his simplicity the prudence of a serpent, and not let himself be merely led by his clergy, when Christ's word is understood by all Christian men, even by the unlearned, as the Apostles were. The clergy seek only to be maintained by the prince in pomp and pride. 2. The King advises him to take more note of their works than of their fair painted words. 3. The King, as he has done before, requests his good nephew not to be biassed by the false reports they have spread of him throughout Christendom, nor to think of him otherwise than as a Christian Catholic prince. They slander him only because he has removed their Roman abuses and superstitions, and has ventured to exercise the power long usurped by the bp. of Rome. The King doubts not that other princes will refuse to lend themselves to their designs, and rather reject that sort of nuncios and slanderous orators, as the Emperor professes to have lately done in the case of Cardinal Pole, who wanders about to publish a bull against the King opposed to all equity, humanity, and reason. The King trusts that the French king shows him no less amity than ever he did: yet, as he doubts not such evil angels will be sent to his nephew, he desires him to give no credence to their tales, and to beware of becoming an instrument of the said bishop [of Rome]. The practices of prelates and clerks are so crafty that unless one be as watchful as Argus he will be led by the nose. Sadler shall as cf himself affirm to the king of Scots that being of his uncle's Privy Chamber, and well acquainted with his proceedings, he knows his master's meaning to be upright and innocent. To increase their amity the King is willing to send to his nephew secretly some honest and true learned man if he would give him favourable audience, and would even take pains to go in person nearer to those parts to have an opportunity of speaking to him with his own mouth if any arrangement could be made about the place, hostages being given if required. The expense would be but light on both sides, as the King intends this summer to take his progress Northwards [as far as York or beyond], (fn. 8) and James might take his progress thitherward. 4. The King, hearing that the bp. of Rome and his cardinals intend to irritate both the Emperor and the French King and his nephew also against him, and to make use of Scotland as a means of attack, not caring whether both uncle and nephew should consume each other, Henry wishes to point out that sundry of James' professed friends have loved him only for the advantage they could get out of him. Let him remember that no prince has so great instinct by nature to love him as his uncle, and what amity there has been between their predecessors, such as Henry V., who was by the power of James' predecessor assisted in the conquest of France, and after his decease accompanied his body to London; and later the great love shown by Henry VII. to the late king James: which amities were never broken by the English, but ever, by the instigation of others, the breach was begun on that part, how much to their detriment his Highness is sorry to think. The King does not wish him to abandon his alliance with France, for the French are his friends, but to have regard what enterprises he embarks on for other princes' pleasure.
Draft, with some corrections.
R. O. 2. An earlier draft of the same.
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Otho C. X.
253. B. M.
"The conference of the Ambassador with my Lady [Mary].
"The first salutation of Don Diego, the usury of ... the second, upon the heaviness of her apparel h ...
"Commendation of the manner of the doing of the ... with the question for the usage of Spain.
"Then the declaration of the ambassador to m[y Lady of the] Emperor's rejoice for her favour, with his counsail for ... [o]bedience and the commendation of the King's ... te, honour and singular qualities, and a ... nyte. Her answer that she tha[nked the ambassado]r for his good counsail.
"... a father whose goodness appeared ... her to whom she would ever do h ... ayn an humble and obedient child.
"[Item, as] touching the amity, no person could be mo[re inclined to it th]en she, and so long as it should conty[nue she woul]d be the Emperor's humble cousin.
"... she so bold to write to his Majesty b ... he took my letters in good part surely ... ym the verity and truth as I ...
"... the ambassador I assure ... [we]re so conceived that he w ... m to be your letters a[s] ... tel.
"They were undoubtedly mine, quod she, and in the same I wrote the truth, and as I thought and think.
"Of truth, quod he, your Grace in the same decla[red] both your wisdom and your learning, and so [they] took their leave.
"Then the French ambassador though[t] ... were not so nigh kin, &c."
Mutilated. Above the text is written in a seventeenth century hand: "Ladye Marye."
Titus B. I.
450. B. M.
Lord Darcy's saying touching the time of the Parliament. The saying of him and the rest touching Gifforde and Villers. The answer of the ambassadors and their doleful countenance at receiving the King's answer. To know the King's pleasure touching a general pardon. For some establishment of the King's children. A book to be made of the names of persons to whom the King will give lands, fees, or offices. A book to be made of the wives and children of those who have suffered, that the King may extend his mercy to them for their livings and for debts. The French ambassador's answer touching the slanderous book. To remember the matter of Ireland, and that some person of reputation may be sent thither to take an account of the King's revenues, and to conclude upon some directions for alleviating his charges.
The books of the peace and the appointments made for the King's journey. The King's protestation. The order devised for the justices of peace and letters to be sent to them. The agreement of the earl of Worcester and lord Ferres. Money for fortifications at Guisnes and repairs at Calais. Money for my lord of Winchester, and to know the King's pleasure touching his continuance or return. Concerning my lord of Northumberland. For Mr. Godolghan's bill, my lord of Durham's suffragan. Mr. Carewe's benefice and Mr. Wilson's release for his benefice to be signed. To take some time for the ridding of private suits that be granted.
The books of the agreements of the bishops. Payment of the money due for such apparel as was made for my lady Mary, after her coming to Hackney, and for this summer. Certain depositions against Francis Brown and Henry Tampon. A council to be established in the North parts. The establishment of the West Marches. Answer to be made to my lord of Norfolk. The marchers to wait upon the wardens at the meetings. Touching the castle of Awnewyke.
Pp. 2. Partly in Cromwell's hand.
"Articles concerning the saying and opinions of divers persons as hereafter followeth" viz.:—
1. Of John Norgate of Alesham, Norfolk, denying the merits of St. Mary, and that if he had the cross Christ died on "it should be the first block that he would ryve to the fire for any virtue that was therein;" and, on Trinity Sunday, "that he should honor God as well with a fork full of muck as with a wax candle." Witnesses the bp. of Norwich, Sir James Bolen and eight others named.
2. Of Ric. Tomson, the younger, of Aylesham that he could not believe the mass would profit his soul. Three witnesses named.
3. Of John Tolwyn of Aylesham and Edward his son, that they knew a hundred traitors in Aylesham. Nine witnesses.
4. Of Thos. Rooper of Blickling, who set up in the town of Aylesham a cross of wood whereon was made the image of the Pope with his three crowns, gilded, and a cardinal which was gilded by John Swan of Aylesham and Simon Cressy the carver and setter up thereof. These images Sir James Boleyn caused to be taken down and sent for the persons to examine them.
5. Of Edmund Wythe, John Jones, John Tolwyn, and John Berker, of Aylesham, who when they heard the King's visitors would come to the town said they would sell their best cross and other jewels before they came, and commanded the churchwardens to deliver the keys of the chest where the cross and jewels lay. The churchwardens refused, saying if the King wished to have it he was most worthy. And they answered that if the visitors had it away the churchwardens should pay the value thereof. Witnesses: Henry Bone, chief constable of the hundred, John Aleyn the King's bailiff there, and four others.
"Item, the said four persons reported that there was an Act of Parliament made that if their church lands were not sold before May Day the King would have it: whereupon they sold it to defeat the King thereof, and have converted the money coming of the sale thereof to their own use. And forasmuch as the keys of the said chest is in their custody it is also to be feared they will sell the said cross and jewels and take the profit thereof in like wise, which is of the value of v. hundred pounds."
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The people are rejoiced at the report that the King and Cromwell are coming to the North in "gresse tyme." Since the King gave them his pardon, there was never country in more quietness. Would like Mr. Richard, Cromwell's nephew, to be here to hear the people speak. Never saw men so sore repent as they do. Asks his favour in his great suit to the King. Otherwise is utterly undone, for he is in suit in the hustings.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
Information against his kinsman Stephen Norman, Raafe Elderton, and Sir Edward Sponer, vicar of Boughton under Bleane, for expressing sympathy with the rebels in Lincolnshire.
Relates how at the first insurrection in Lincolnshire Stephen came to him while he was at his loom, weaving, at Boughton under Blean, and told him that the Northern men were up. They both went to the vicarage and found Elderton there, buckling on his harness. Stephen Norman and the vicar, tried to dissuade him from fighting against the rebels, and when Chr. Norman expressed a desire to "tussell with the Northern knaves," the vicar told him there were ten to one and that there were "great men and mighty men of war, which be but children here to them."
Relates also how he tried to become reconciled to his kinsman on Tuesday in Gang week last passed after the procession, "being at the boulles at the chirche forstalle."
They have ever since put him to great vexation and wrong.
Hol., pp. 3. Endd.
Petition of Wm. Jakson, innholder and king's constable, and Thos. Mylls, yeoman, both of Hougham, Linc. On Monday 28 May last, one Wm. Moke of Barnesley, Yorks., said, in Jakson's house at Hougham, that he came from London and had seen Sir John Bowmer, and others, executed, and thought others should suffer, and had heard that Mr. Gryce and Sir Richard Tempest would be summoned to London but he would warn them before the Thursday then following, and wished Cromwell "were beyond Doncaster Bridge." On this they took Moke before Edmund Busshy, justice of peace, who charged them to convey him to the King's council. Have at their own cost brought him to London and await Cromwell's pleasure, begging his Lordship to remember their charges.
P. 1. Add.. at the head: Sir Thomas Crumwell, knight, lord Crumwell, Chief Secretary and lord Privy Seal.
A servant of mine, Hugh Bryckedale, who was in Yorkshire during the Rebellion, has confessed to me that Sir Ralph Elderkarre said openly at dinner at Sir Geo. Lawson's house in York that Cromwell was a traitor and he would prove it if the King would hear him. There were present among others Rodstone, "and young Rodstone son of this town late alderman," John Donyngton and one Robert Aske, kinsman to the traitor now in the Tower. Mr. Lawson was sick in his bed, and can tell nothing.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
At the Scots' field he bore the banner of his father the late lord Mountegyll. Afterwards married the mother of Sir Stephen Hamerton, the traitor, and has held Helefyld peel, her enfeoffement, ever since to 19 Sept. last. At that time he had been with lord Montegyll at Conyshed; and at his return, his wife, by counsel of Hamerton and one Cyrster (Christopher) Aske, brother to the traitor Robt. Aske, barred the door and, from the garrets of the peel, threw down stones, one of which struck a horse of Musgrave's, the King's servant; she dared him to enter her son Sir Stephen's house and bade him go to the earl of Cumberland. Being lame and also unwilling to break the peace, he went to the earl, who would not interfere but bare with Chr. Aske, his aunt's son. The rebellion began and he, being brought to poverty and afraid for his life, bound himself in 190l. to Hamerton and Aske to suffer his wife to have Helefyld for life, he to have the residue of the rents as before. Hamerton kept back his Martinmas rents and he durst not go to claim them for fear of the rebels. Cannot go to his wife or house for fear of breaking the bond, and thus make forfeit to the King. Begs Cromwell, for his service in bearing his father's banner at the Scots field when the King of Scots was slain, to get him restored to Helefyld pele, by a writ of restitution to the sheriff of Yorkshire. Signs himself as "sometime pelerberer to the Cardinal."
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: The pylerbearer.
Wrote nothing by the last messenger, Mr. Edward; having lost divers letters sent by gentlemen, could not trust that knave. Is anxious to hear how Wriothesley likes the answer made from hence to the letter of reconciliation. Trusts no more will be needed. We shall shortly go further from you, and hope then I shall hear more often; "for now, like those which be nighest the church and furthest from God, we hear not so oft from you as we did at Valence, which is 400 miles hence. I would fain hear such word from Mr. Parys that I might come see you, which I had rather do at Micheldevour than at London, where I think you had rather see me also. I beshrew his cheeks, for if he had tarried three or four days longer I had gone with him. If ye speak with him, chide him that he writeth nothing to me therein, and tell him that if he send me not word ere that we pass Paris, there shall be founden an hundred causes to deny my licence." If he be in Hampshire, pray send him the enclosed letter. I sit on thorns till I know what can be done. "If it come to pass ye shall have much ado to make any speedy journey between Micheldevour and the Isle of Wight," especially when the days are longest. The Burgundians assemble apace. The French king will now towards Lyons. God send them an honourable retire whom he shall leave behind him. If they keep not the field, it will be hard for him to keep Hédin and St. Pol, which he has now fortified. The French, to save their honours, pretend "that the king's highness having the towns of Arras, Betwyne, and certain other in Flanders bound unto his Grace" _
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Hol., pp. 2, an inner sheet missing. Add.: "To my good brother Mr. Thomas Wrythesley."
For Master Gostwyke's warrants to be signed. For the prisoners in the Tower. Anthony Selenger's bill. Mr. Hutton's bill. My lord Admiral, &c. Mr. Wilson for Wymburn. For Mr. Godolhgan. For the suffragan of Landaphe bill. For Vaughan, the queen's servant's letter. The being of my lord of Worcester and Mr. Wilson at the Tower. Letter of thanks to the city of Norwich, stamped. A pardon for my lord of Westmoreland's servant. To remember the abbot of Hales to be the King's chaplain. The Charterhouse in London. My lord Steward. A warrant for Pope. For Ireland. To remember the abbey of Home, of the Border of Scotland.
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R. O. 1324. GEORGE LUMLEY to his Wife JANE LUMLEY.
Setting forth his debts, which he requires her to pay, or if her power be insufficient, to request his father and other friends to pay them. Desires her to instruct his son to honour God and be obedient to the laws, &c.
Hol., pp. 2. Endd.
Sermon headed, "Oxfordie in conceptione D. Joannæ regine, 1537." The preacher commences by deprecating his own ability, but as God esteems obedience "highlyer" than sacrifice, he will, commanded, do what otherwise he would have feared to attempt. Points out from Galfridus and Beda the goodness of God to England in times past. It is no less a benefit that he has given them their present gracious prince, who now desires them to praise God for three especial mercies.
(1.) God's mercy in sending them a prince who has delivered them from the yoke of the bishops of Rome: witness the abuses, whereof some are taken away, some yet remain. "I pray you what meant that solemn pardon, to give you for one penny absolution, yea, though ye had slain Saint Peter and headed Christ? That bull was it that wrought all mischief and made all the world calves. He brought in the wax, the parchment, the silk, the lentens, the C. days, the M. years after doomsday, and in an old sheepskin we should have licence, yea, to break God's commandment as oft as we list, and highly merit. Such a saint is money that he could do with a beck all his pleasure, as well in heaven as in earth, and for need bring a soul out of the Pope's purgatory."
(2.) How the devil has raised a "sort of rascals" to rebel against their prince. Picture of the horrors of war. (3.) The last and greatest benefit, the special cause of their assembly, is "that our most excellent lady and mistress queen Jane, our noble and godly prince's, King Henry the Eighth's, wife, hath conceived and is great with child, and upon Trinity Sunday, like one given of God, the child quickened in the mother's womb." Exhorts them to give praise, and pray that it may be a prince.
"Pater noster. Ave Maria."
Their duty towards their prince, explained from the New Testament. Lest some would say he is no graduate, he declares that good will is better than learning.
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Begins: "If I had, well beloved brethren, all the ornate cunning of the great orator Tully."
Ends: "That we may at the appearing of Christ obtain the crown of life that God hath ordained for them that love Him. To whom be all honour, laud, and glory. Amen. Dominus regit me et nihil mihi deerit."
Petition setting forth that he lately dwelt in the King's park of Skotteskewe, beside Middleham in Coverdale, in Richmondshire, and was spoiled of all his goods by the commoners of the said shire, and also of his office, which they caused to be bought out of his hands from Sir George Lawson. Has no house to inhabit, for at the time of the insurrection he was on the King's business by command of Masters Wm. Blithman and James Rookbye at the house of Koveram, and was obliged to fly for his life to the King's army. Begs Cromwell will write to the King's surveyors of the north park of Jerveyse abbey that he may have the circuit within the walls of the monastery, paying for it as any other man.
P. 1. Add.. at head: Privy Seal. Endd.
Petition. Is a monk of Lentune Abbey, Notts, in the Fleet at the command of the lord Chancellor. Desires to come before Cromwell to show of slanderous words spoken "by" the King and Queen on "Saturday last afore Witsun even last past save one," and also "by" the King and Cromwell since. Begs to be examined.
Hol., p. 1. Add.. at head Sir Thomas Cromwell, knight, Privy Seal Endd.: Hamlet Penkerith.
I have received your letter to write to my lord my master in favour of Thos. Kyng. Dare not be so bold unless I knew further my Lord's pleasure. Would gladly speak for him and of his good service in A Coners country, where he was sore hurt, and elsewhere. I am sorry I have not seen your Lordship since your coming into England (substituted for London). Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Endd.: Thos. Fokes.
R. O. 1329. FRENCH NEWS.
"Monsieur," I have been a long time without writing, as some of your people have hindered me both in the Court and Normandy, with their affairs. They promise that I shall be paid, which will be a good thing as I have had no money for six months, and very little before that.
The King is raising a number of infantry, cavalry, and artillery. When the captains of the infantry (legionnaires) beat their drums in France and Normandy, only a third part of their men appeared. Those who had charge of 2,000 men found themselves with only 400 or 500, and those in bad order. They have been obliged to levy a number of men who do not know anything of war. They number 10,000 or 12,000. Capt. Guillaume, who commanded the lance knights, had 10,000 men, but half have died from disease and hunger. Ten thousand Swiss are expected. There are 800 men at arms, the 200 gentlemen of the King, and the 400 archers of the guard. The King only retains 50. There are 2,000 light horse, which are of little account. The King will call out the free archers, a great band all armed. There are 24 cannons, 15 large culverins, and 30 other pieces, and 1,200 horses to draw them. There are 1,200 pioneers, and 30,000 bullets. The King intends to rase the castle of Hesdin and the town of Arras.
The King and his captains wonder at the folly of the Burgundians in encamping near Theroueune. He will make them pay for it dearly, and means besides to make them move away. They are as foolish as their men who raised the siege of Peronne just as the French were going to surrender. They left St. Quentin to go to Peronne. If they had stayed at St. Quentin, it would not have held out four days, for there was only 100 muytes of wine and 50 of corn. They have been as foolish as their Emperor, who rode in great haste into Provence and when he got there staid still, when there was nothing to stop him, for the King had not 10,000 men there, all his bands being at 30, 40, 50, even 100 leagues from each other. When the King saw that the Emperor had set himself down at Aeez in Provence, he was very glad, for the Emperor expected that he and his men would have died of hunger, of whom many are dead. The King lost at this time on the mountains 500 men at arms, and is still enraged against Mons. de Montygen and his fellows who lost 300 at a blow, near la Bausme, and 800 harquebusiers, who were going to attack the camp of the Emperor, when one of the Emperor's captains named Dom Ferdinand with 1,200 light horse defeated them; and also 100 men at arms and 4,000 foot, who were defeated at Fossen and 100 men at arms whom the count de St. Pol had in the mountains; and 50 men at arms, half of the company of Mons de Verey at the Mont aux Faucilles, whom he was bringing to enter Geneva, which the duke of Savoy's men kept besieged. They were raised by the Swiss, who had an understanding with the King, and by the said Sieur de Verey, who had still 50 men at arms. The Count de Challans, a Savoyard, had defeated 50 of them. The King had made this alliance of his daughter with the king of Scots in case the English should be inclined to stir. There are great promises between them. God grant that all may go well.
Fr., pp. 3.
May./GRANTS. 1330. GRANTS in MAY 1537.
1. Tristram ("Tristranus") Tesshe. To be general receiver of the possessions in co. York in the King's hands by the attainder of Adam abbot of Jervaulx, Yorks., William prior of Bridlington, Yorks., Sir Thos. lord Darcy, Sir John Bulmer, Sir Rob. Constable, Sir Stephen Hamerton, Sir Francis Bigod, and John Wyvel, with fees of 40l. a year and 20s. on every 100l. of the issues of his office. Westm. Palace, 19 Mar. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 May 29 (fn. 9) Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 38.
2. Nic. Hawle, chaplain. Presentation to the free chapel of St. George in Southampton Castle, vice Michael Pukerynge deceased, with 10l. a year. Del. Westm., 1 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
3. John Heron, sewer of the Chamber. Licence to use his cross-bow and hand-gun in all places (the Royal forests, parks, &c., deer, and the game of herons only excepted). Greenwich, 1 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. No date of delivery.
4. The hospital of St. John, Northgate, Canterbury. Exemption of the brethren and sisters from payment of tenths and first-fruits, and all arrears thereof. The tenth is 9l. 3s. 8d., the whole possessions of the hospital being of the annual value of 91l. 16s. 8½d. Westm. Palace, 12 Apl. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 May same year (anno subscripto).—P.S. Pat 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 2.
5. The hospital of St. Nicholas, Harbaldowne, Kent. Exemption of the brethren and sisters from payment of tenths and first-fruits, and all arrears thereof. The tenth is 10l. 18s. 7¼d., the whole possessions being of the annual value of 109l. 6s. 2d. Westm. Palace, 12 Apl. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 2 May "anno subscripto."—P.S. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 2.
6. Humph. Broun, sergeant-at-law, and Elizabeth his wife. Licence to alienate a third part of the manor of Markys, and a third part of the advowson of the church of Alba Rothyng, and a third part of certain messuages, &c. in Alba Rothyng, Ayston, Castell Camps, Cyte Camps, and Horset, Essex, to John Brown and Etheldreda his wife. Westm., 2 May. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 29.
7. The Benedictine monastery of St. Mary, Tutbury, Cov. and Lich. dioc. Exemption from suppression. Arthur Meverell, to be prior. Greenwich, 1 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 33.
8. John Forde. Pardon for having acquired of Sir John Zouche ld. Zouche Seyntmaure and Cantello by a fine in the Common Pleas at Westminster, Easter, 28 Hen. VIII., a fourth part of the manor of Fenotery alias Fenne Otery, Devon, and by another fine, Trin. 28 Hen. VIII., a fourth part of the hundred of Haytorre, Devon; the fourth part of the said manor being held of the King as of the castle of Exeter. Westm., 3 May. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3.
9. Andrew Curtes, gunner. To be a gunner in the Tower of London, with 6d. a day. Palace of Westm., 16 Apl. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 May 29 Hen. VIII.—P.S.—Pat. p. 2, m. 35.
10. John Hobbes, gunner. To be a gunner in the Tower of London, with 6d. a day. Westm. Palace, 16 Apl. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 May 29 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 35.
11. John Sendall, gunner. To be a gunner in the Tower of London, with 6d. a day. Westm. Palace, 16 Apl. 28 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
12. Agnes Popeseynte, relict of James Popeseynte, dec., of Rislippe, Midd., spinster. Pardon for having received and entertained John Coke of Rislype, and others (not yet taken) who had, 16 Aug. 19 Hen. VIII. at Enfield, Midd., assaulted one John Cawell of Waltham Holy Cross, Essex, labourer, and robbed him of an iron-bound chest, the property of Humph. Broun, sergeant-at-law, containing a silver-gilt cup and other valuables. Greenwich, 29 Apl. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 29.
13. Rob. Hennage and Thos. Mildemaye. Reversion, in survivorship, of the office of auditor of the whole duchy of Cornwall, now held by John Turnor, by pat. 21 Apl. 6 Hen. VIII., granting the said office in survivorship to him and Guthlac Overton, now deceased. Greenwich, 2 May, 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 32.
14. Francis Smyth and Mary his wife. Livery of lands, the said Mary being d. and h. of John Moreton, deceased, viz., of all possessions of the said John in England, Ireland, Wales, and Calais, and all reversions of the said John's possessions, on the death of Helen Mountegue his widow, which should descend to the said Mary. Westm., 15 Apl. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. 4 May 29 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 36.
15. Geoff. Johns, yeoman of the guard. To be keeper of the county gaols of Ilchester and Dorchester, Somers. and Dorset, in as full manner as Thos. Alforde and John Catcote enjoyed the office. Greenwich, 25 Apl. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 36.
Vacated on personal surrender, 11 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII., in order that the office might be granted to the said Geoff. Jones and one Geoff. Bromefeld.
16. Thos. Hache. Annuity of 5l. 18s. 2d. out of lands in Wynckley, Holcombe, Cheriton Ryngs Ashe, and Morcharde, Devon, late of Thos, Pitford, deceased, during the minority of Rob Pitford, s. and h. of the said Thomas; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Del. Westm., 4 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 14.
17. Erasmus Kyrkenar, 4 May. (See Grants in May 1538). Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 5 m. 25.
18. The abbot and canons of St. Mary, Derby. Inspeximus and confirmation of a patent of Hen. II. dated "apud Argencom'," being a grant of protection to the said abbey and its possessions. Westm., 5 May. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1.
19. Matthew Boynton. 5 May. (See Grants in May 1538). Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 25.
20. Nich. Sandford, sewer of the Chamber, and Edw. Broket. Next presentation to the p. ch. of Churche Langton, Leic., Linc. dioc. S.B. (Exch. Series). Endd.: "Expedit' apud Westm. quinto Maii anno r.r. H. VIII. vicesimo nono."
21. John Salesbury. Lease of the water-mill in Killfford, parcel of the lordship of Denbigh, on surrender of pat. 28 March 10 Hen. VIII. granting the same (then in the tenure of Ric. Smith) to Joan Salesbury, widow; for 21 years; at 23s. 4d. rent, and 20d. increase. Del. Westm., 6 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. b.
22. John Seyntleger. Livery of lands as kinsman and heir of dame Anne Seyntleger, widow, deceased, viz.:—s. and h. Sir Geo. Seyntleger, s. and h. of the said Anne viz., of all the possessions and reversions which should descend to him on the death of the said dame Anne, and George and dame Anne Seyntleger, late wife of the said George and now wife of one James Coffyn; and all the possessions whereof John Fitz-James, now knt., C. J. of the King's Bench, Sir John Talbot, Sir Thos. Trenchard, Giles Strangways, now knt., Anth. Seyntleger, jun., Bob. Bingham, Will. Dingley, and John Dingley, with others now deceased, were seised in their demesne as of fee on the day on which the said dame Anne died, to the use of the said George or the said dame Anne his wife, with remainder to the said John. Westm. Palace, 1 March ... (fn. 10) Del. Westm. 7 May 29 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 3. m. 37.
23. Will. Grymston, of Newenton, Kent, labourer. Pardon for the murder of John Wylson, of Newenton, at Newenton 23 March 24 Hen. VIII., of which he was indicted before Walter Herendon, one of the coroners in Kent. Del. Westm., 7 May, 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
24. Ric. Cecill. Lease of a close called Lady Briggesclose, parcel of the manor of Maxsey, Northt., lately occupied by Rob. Grenerigge, chaplain, a great garden of "le Marre" on this side the castle of Maxsey, lately occupied by Thos. Phelip or Philip; and a pasture called Oldeparke near the said castle, lately occupied by John Olyver, three closes and other pieces of land lying near the same closes in Crakeholme, near the water of Weland, lately occupied by John Grendell and Alice his wife, late of the lands and tenements of Margaret countess of Richmond, Northt., 5 acres and 1 several rood in Marbekk in the lordship of Burne, parcel of the lands of the late countess of Richmond, Linc., two parcels of two parks lying in one close called Whiteparke in the said lordship, and a new inclosure in the marsh there; with reservations; for 21 years; at certain stated rents. On surrender by the said Richard of pat. 12 March 9 Hen. VIII. granting a similar lease of the said possessions in co. Northt. to Hugh Edwards, now deceased, who demised his interest therein to John Webster, who did the same to the said Richard; and of pat. 18 Feb. 10 Hen. VIII. granting a similar lease of the remaining premises to the said Richard. Del. Westm., 8 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.b. Pat. p. 4. m. 22.
25. Ric. Cotton. Lease of the site of the manor of Bedhampton, Hants, and the herbage and pannage of Bedhampton Park, two corn-mills under one roof in Bedhampton, and a moor called "Mille More;" with reservations; for 21 years, at rents of 11l. or the site, 53s. 4d. for the herbage and pannage, 4l. for the mills and moor, and 26s. 8d. of increase. On surrender of pat. 20 Dec. 14 Hen. VIII. granting a similar lease to Stephen Cope, now deceased, whose widow and executrix Margaret Cope, by indenture dated 20 June 25 Hen. VIII., sold her interest therein to the said Richard. Del._ (fn. 11), 8 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.b. Pat. p. 4, m. 20.
26. Thos. duke of Norfolk, Earl Marshal. Grant in tail of the site, circuit, &c., of the dissolved priory of Cokkisford, Norf., the manors of Est Rudham, West Rudham, Barmere, Tatreset, Tatreford, Tyteshale, Sydsterne, Houghton, and Thorpe Merkett, Norf.; the advowsons and rectories of the churches of Est Rudham, West Rudham, Houghton, Bermer, Thorpe Merkett, and Bromesthorpe, and of the moiety of the church of St. Mary Bromeham, Norf., and the advowsons of the vicarages of the said churches; the advowson and rectory of the church of St. Mary Coslani, Norwich, and all glebes, tithes, &c., belonging to the said churches; all which belonged to the said late priory. Also the manors of Acle and Wroxham; the advowson of the church of Acle, Norf., the advowsons and rectories of Halvergate, Kenynghale, and Wroxham cum Salhous, Norf., with the advowsons of the vicarages thereof, and all tithes, &c., thereto belonging; which manor of Acle with the advowsons of Acle and Halvergate and rectory of Halvergate belonged to the late monastery of Tynterne, Marches of Wales; and the said manor of Wroxham with the advowson of the rectory of Wroxham cum Salhous belonged to the late nunnery of Carrowe, Norf.; and the advowson and rectory of Kennynghale belonged to the late monastery of Bokenham, Norf.
Also grant of all other manors, &c., in Cokkisford, Est and West Rudham, Houghton, Bermer, Tatreset, Tatreford, Oxwik, Sidstern, Marham Tytleshale, Fryng, Lynne Episcopi, Harpeley, Gestewyke, Follesham, Woodnorton, Hyllyngton, Acle, Halvergate, Coslany in Norwich, Wroxham cum Salhous, and Kennynghale belonging to the said late monasteries. Annual value 230l. 14s. 1½d.; rent 30l. 14s. 2d. Greenwich, 28 April 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 26.
27. John James, To be pursuivant-at-arms commonly called Blaunche Lyon with Thomas duke of Norfolk, with an annuity of 10l. from the death of John Davye, late called Nottingham, late one of the pursuivants-at-arms with Henry late duke of Richmond and Somerset and earl of Nottingham. Greenwich, 9 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
* There is also a S.B. (under date 1 May) for this appointment in the same form, erroneously endorsed as having been despatched at Greenwich, 1 May 28 Hen. VIII.
28. John Bricket, the King's master cook. Annuity of 20 marks, issuing from the lordship of Ruthyn alias Deferentlloidd, vice Rob. Hogans, deceased. Palace of Westm., 7 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 34.
29. Master Thos. Westbe, B.D. Presentation to the parish church of Hokerton, York dioc., vice John Braylisfurthe, resigned; in the King's gift by reason of the minority of Katherine, Mary, and Frances Donham, or Durham, daughters and heirs of Sir John Donham, deceased. Del. Westm., 9 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
30. Will. Laurence. Lease of the tithes of corn in the town of Whersted, Suff., the greater and lesser tithes in the parishes of St. Peter, St. Nicholas, St. Mary ad Clavem, [and] St. Matthew, in Ipswich, Suff.; and the moiety of the first vesture of a meadow of two acres in the parish of St. Mary Stoke near Ipswich, late in the tenure of Sir Humph. Wynkefeld; all which are parcels of the lands late of the suppressed monastery of St. Peter, Ipswich, and in the King's hands by reason of the transgression of the statute of provisors by Thomas late cardinal of York; for 21 years; at certain stated rents. Del. Westm., 9 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. b. Pat. p. 4, m. 12.
31. City of Coventry. (fn. 12) Inspeximus and confirmation to the master and brethren of the guild of tailors and fullers, of patent 9 March 17 Hen. V., being a mortmain licence to the said guild. Westm., 10 May. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 1.
32. Rob. Stoner, a yeoman of the Crown. To be bailiff of the lordships of Crombesymonds and Bussheley, Worc., and steward of the lordships of Tredington, Pamyngton, Fydington, Stokarcher, Kennemerton and Northey, Glouc., vice John Hancok, deceased. Westm. Palace, 5 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 May.—P.S. There is also a S.B. for this in R.O. Pat. p. 2, m. 30.
33. Thos. Fenys lord Dacre. Livery of lands as s and h. of Sir Thos. Fenys deceased, and kinsman and heir of Sir Thos. Fenys late lord Dacre, father of the said Sir Thomas, also deceased; viz., of all the possessions of his grandfather the said late lord Dacre in England, Wales, and Calais, and all that belongs to him in possession, reversion, &c., which Philip Audeley and dame Joan his wife, mother of the said Thomas, hold in right of the said Joan during her life. Del. Westm., 11 May29 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 1.
34. John Acres. To be clerk of the peace for Suffolk and clerk of the crown at all sessions there. Endd.: "Expedit' apud Hampton Court, xjo. die Maii anno R.R. H. xxixo, per Wriothesley."—S.B. (Exch. Series.)
35. Giles Aubert, a native of Normandy. Denization. Greenwich, 26 Apl. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 35.
36. John Abarow of North Charford, Hants. Pardon for having killed Rob. Welles in self defence, as appears by an inquisition taken at North Charford, before Ralph Clerke one of the coroners in said co.; for which the said John was committed to the Marshalsea prison as certified by Sir John FitzJames, C.J. of the King's Bench. Westm., 11 May. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 41.
37. John Carey, a groom of the Privy Chamber. To be paymaster and overseer of the King's works of Hunesdon; with fees of 12d. a day, viz., 6d. a day for each office. Greenwich, 20 Apl. 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 May 29 Hen. VIII,—P.S. Pat., p. 5, m. 15.
38. Rob. Batty, clk. Livery of lands as kinsman and heir of Eliz. Batty, d. and h. of Ralph Batty, deceased. Del. Westm., 12 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat., p. 3, m. 3.
39. Nic. Ridley. Livery of lands as kinsman and heir of Sir Nic. Ridley, viz., s. and h. of Hugh, s. and h. of the said Sir Nicholas, both deceased. Hampton Court, 10 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 35.
40. Thos. Moreton. Livery of lands, as s. and h. of John Moreton, of Stermystermarshall, Dorset, deceased; viz., of all the possessions which were late of the said John, and which came to the King's hands by his death or by the death of Sir John Fyneux, or by reason of the minority of Will. Fyneux, s. and h. of the said Sir John. Hampton Court, 9 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 1.
41. Thos. Throkmarton. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Will. Throkmarton, of Tortworth, Glouc., deceased, having reference also to his interest in the lands whereof Margaret, late wife of the said William, and Mary, late wife of Chr. Throkmerton, deceased, father of the said William, were respectively seized for life. Hampton Court, 10 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 May.—P.S. There is also a S.B. for this in R.O. (Exch. Series). Pat. p. 3, m. 27.
42. Humph. Conyngesby. Livery of lands as kinsman and heir of Sir Humph. Conyngesby deceased, viz., s. and h. of Thos. Conyngesby, s. and h. of the said Sir Humphrey. Del. Westm., 14 May "anno subscripto." (fn. 13) —P.S. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 29.
43. Cornwall. Sir Piers. Egecombe, John Ford, and Will. Bere. Commission to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of Will. Kelly. Westm., 15 May. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 38d.
44. John Jekes alias Jakes. To be clerk of the Crown at all sessions of peace in co. Beds. Del. Westm., 16 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat., p. 5, m. 13.
45. Sir John Copuldick. Wardship and marriage of Nic. Upton, s. and h. of John Upton, deceased, during his minority. Del. Westm., 16 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 36.
46. Rob. Throgmorton and Ric. Forster. Licence to alienate the manors of Weston and Norton, and certain messuages, lands. &c. in Weston and Norton, Glouc., and the advowson of Weston church, to Sir Will. Gifford, with remainder to John Gifford and Elizabeth his wife. Westm., 16 May Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 17.
47. Thos. Dudley. Grant of a cottage in the parish of St. Katherine Colemans, which belonged to the suppressed priory of Christchurch, London, of the annual value of 30s. 4d. Del. Westm., 18 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
48. Edw. Leighton, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Lythe, York dioc. void by the attainder of James Cokerell, S.T.P the last incumbent, and in the King's gift, by reason of the attainder of Francis Bigod the late patron. Del. Westm., 18 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
49. Francis Cokayn. Livery of lands, as s. and h. of Sir Thos. Cokayn, deceased. Westm. Palace, 17 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 May.—P.S. Pat., p. 3, m. 29.
50. Ric. Tilleman, Tyllman, or Tileman, of Littlington, in co. Beds., butcher alias husbandman, &c. Pardon for felony touching the goods of John Clerk, yeoman, of Berkshire. Westm. Palace, 5 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 May.—P.S. There is also a S.B. for this in R.O. (Exch. Series.)
51. Rice or Ric. Herbert, of Abbesse Rothyng, Essex, alias of Parva Lauffre, Essex, alias of New Wyndesore, Berks, alias son and heir of Sir Will. Herbert, of Colbrooke, in Wales, alias Ric. Harbart, of London, yeoman. Pardon and release of forfcitures for the murder of Rob. Archard or Archarde, who died 3 Aug. 25 Hen. VIII. in the house of Rob. Surgen at New Wyndesore, of wounds inflicted on 24 July 25 Hen. VIII., and for all other crimes committed previous to the date hereof. Westm., 7 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. 19 May.—P.S. [See Vol. VII., 588 (6), which appears to be misplaced.]
52. Peter Brokam. To be a gunner in the Tower of London, with 6d. a day, an office which John Basset lately exercised by the death of John Rooffe. Hampton Court, 10 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 May.—P.S. There is also a S.B. for this in R.O. (Exch. Series.)
53. Kenelm Dygby, s. and heir apparent of Sir Everard Dygbye. Reversion of the office of steward of the manors of Preston, Uppingham and Barowdowne, Gretham and Escenden. Rutland, and all other lands which belonged to George late duke of Clarence in said co.; which office was granted by pat. 18 May 9 Hen. VIII. to the said Sir Everard, then esq. Westm., 22 May. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 24.
54. Agnes the abbess and the convent of the Augustinian monastery of St. Saviour and SS. Mary and Bride, Syon, Midd. Licence to alienate the following possessions to Sir Ric. Riche, Chancellor of the Court of Augmentations, and dame Elizabeth his wife, viz.:—A field called Southfeld, a meadow called Gale mede, adjoining the said field with land in Felsted, Essex, parcel of the manor of Felsted, which Ric. Vowell, for merly prior of the priory of St. John the Evangelist, Lighez, Essex, lately held by copy of court-roll; 2 crofts, called Bubland, in Felsted, late in the tenure of John and Joan Olmested, another called Bubland, late in the tenure of Isabella Egulls, another called Lovescrofte, and another called Holdewynescrofte, in Felsted, late in the tenure of Thos. Streyt, which crofts Will. Barnard lately held; 3 crofts, with a grove adjoining in Felsted, near Badys Lane alias Bubbys Lane, and 2 acres of wood in Felsted, which John Wolward alias Heyward lately held; 3 crofts of land in Felsted, which Thos. Streyt lately held; 100 acres of land, &c., called Cabells and Prestyes, in Felsted, which Roger Wentworth now holds; a tenement and 60 acres of arable land, which John Drane the Hunter holds; a field, called Rode Feld, another called Freets, a wood called Graunt Courts parke, a meadow called Levynges mede, parcel of the manor of Graunt Courts, in Felsted. Del. Westm., 25 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 31.
55. R. bp. of Cov. and Lich., Walter Devereux lord Ferrers, Sir Thos. Engelfild, Sir John Porte, Sir Ant. Fitzherbert, Sir Edw. Crofte, Roger Wigston, John Pakyngton, John Vernon, John Russell, Thos. Holte, and Ric. Hassall. Commission to compound for forfeitures, &c. due to the King or his father in Wales, or in cos. Glouc., Heref., Worc., Salop, Chester, and Flint; with power also to grant pardons and impose fines. Countersigned: T. Englefild. Del. Westm., 26 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
56. Sir Ric. Riche, Chancellor of the Court of Augmentation, and dame Elizabeth his wife. Licence to alienate certain meadow and wood-land in Felsted, Essex, parcel of the manor of Graunt Courtez in Felsted (which Agnes the abbess and the convent of the Augustinian monastery of St. Saviour, St. Mary, and St. Bride, Syon, Midd., were licensed to alienate to the said Richard and Elizabeth by Pat. 25 May inst.) to Roger Wentworth and Alice his wife. Westm., 26 May. Pat. 28 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 17.
57. John Reston, a born subject of the Emperor. Denization. Westm., 26 May. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24.
58. Sir Thos. Audeley, the Chancellor-Grant, in tail male, of the house and site, church, &c. of the late priory of Prytewell alias Pryttellwell, Essex; the lordship and manor called le Priors Manour, in Prytewell; the rectory and advowson of the parish church and the vicarage of Prytewell; woods called Horseley Wood, South Birche Wood, West Birche Wood, North Birche Wood, and Shobury Grove, in Prytewell, Estwode, Hadley, and Lee, Essex; and all lands in Prytewell which Thos. Norwiche, late prior, held in right of the said late priory. Annual value 45l. 4s.; rent, 4l. 11s. Del. Westm., 28 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 41.
59. Geo. earl of Shrewsbury, steward of the Household. Custody of the lordships or manors of Maxstok, Welfforde Magna and Parva, and Compton Longa, Warw., with all lands there, and in Nether Pillerton, Kinton Dorset, Shokborough and Harbury, Warw., late of Sir Will. Compton, dec., during the minority of Peter Compton, s. and h. of the said Sir William; with wardship and marriage of the said Peter. Del. Westm., 28 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
60. Edm. Boner, LL.D., archdeacon of Leicester. License, as one of the King's chaplains, to hold benefices to the value of 500l. a year, and to be non-resident. Del. Westm., 29 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
61. Sir John Daunce. Annuity of 200l. out of customs in the ports of London, Exeter, and Dartmouth. Del. Westm., 29 May 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
62. Will. Stevyns, clk. Presentation to the parish church of St. Mary in Nottingham Castle, York dioc., vice Gerard Crofte, M.A., resigned. Hampton Court, 14 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 May.—P.S. Also S.B. for the same in R.O., (Exch. Series) endorsed by Wriothesley with date of despatch at Hampton Court, 13 May 29 Hen. VIII.
63. Will. Hastynges. To be bailiff and keeper of the manor of Gaywood, Norf., bailiff of the liberty of the town of Lynne Episcopi, Norf., and keeper of the gaol there called "le Stewardishall;" which manor and town were parcel of the lands late of the bishop of Norwich, now in the King's hands by Act of Parliament; with fees as follows, viz., as bailiff of the manor, 4d. a day; keeper of the manor, 2d.; bailiff of the liberties, 4d., and keeper of the gaol, 6d. Hampton Court, 16 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 May.—P.S.
64. Nic. Wylson, clk. General pardon. Hampton Court, 29 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 May.—P.S. Pat., p. 4, m. 9.


  • 1. Crossed out.
  • 2. This is not an answer to the preceding letter, but probably to one on the same subject.
  • 3. Secretary of the Council in the Marches of Wales.
  • 4. These insertions are in the letter addressed to the King.
  • 5. This treatise was printed by Berthelet in 1537. It was probably issued in or about the month of May, and an English translation was published about the same time. The Latin treatise was immediately reprinted at Wittenberg, and at least three German translations were published in Germany in 1537 and 1538, one of which was in two editions, the one printed at Augsburg, and the other at Strasburg.
  • 6. Not "familiars," as printed in Strype.
  • 7. Altered from "in Alamagna."
  • 8. Struck out.
  • 9. This is evidently an error, as the first date 19 March 29 Hen. VIII. is of the year 1538. Moreover, the attainders referred to only took place on the 15th and 17th May 1537. See Nos. 1207 and 1227. But as the patent is enrolled as of the 29th year it is noticed here.
  • 10. Year illegible.
  • 11. Place of delivery not mentioned.
  • 12. This grant should have appeared in Vol. X., being of the year 1536, but having been omitted in its proper place, is here inserted under the same date in 1537.
  • 13. No other date.