Henry VIII: July 1537, 16-20

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 12 Part 2, June-December 1537. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1891.

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July 1537, 16-20

[16 July.] 263. Henry VIII. to the Dean and Chapter of Windsor.
R. O. Desiring them on the promotion of Dr. Heynes to the deanery of Exeter (as he is still indebted to the King for the firstfruits of his prebend at Windsor) to grant him by deed under their signatures, that in case he shall be resident 37 days in the year he may enjoy the whole portion of a resident canon till Michaelmas 1540.
Corrected draft, p. 1.
16 July. 264. Henry Abbot of Wardon to Antony Rous, Treasurer to the Duke of Norfolk.
R. O. Reminds him of his suit to him at London to devise with my lord of Rutland to have a steward in the house to receive the profits and pay the charges, with a stipend to the abbot for his living. Two of his monks, who have put him to great trouble by maintenance, should then know that the goods of the house are bestowed by the ministration of others, and the abbot will not be suspected. Could not speak with my lord, as he was sick. On coming home made Mr. Gostewike a book of the receipts and charges and told him which of the monks were best to be deputed to have the ordering thereof. He made good semblance that he was contented therewith. Thought thereby to have purchased much quiet, but by false packing it has turned to more trouble than ever. Gostewikke, who never loved him, has suddenly without his knowledge obtained a commission to Master Lucke and Master Fissher, and these two monks who are his enemies, to sequester the goods of the monastery, moveable and immoveable. Does not know what they will do with him, for no man lays anything to him why they should do thus. Has showed this to Master Brian, and be has written a letter to the lord Privy Seal at Guildford to stay the commission, but he does not know what will be done. "The rumour of the clubbisshe country grieveth me more than the thing itself." Asks him to write a letter in his favour to the lord Privy Seal to be delivered by his brother George Rons. Wardon, 16 July.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
16 July. 265. Andrew Luttrell to Cromwell.
R. O. According to your late letters in favour of Monsieur Pynto for bringing a certain lady from Portugal hither, he is here arrived with her goods, which are esteemed at no small sum. I have perceived, by the conveyance of her goods by night and the receiving of her person and company certain distance from the port I was appointed to, "that such secret things wrought in her said conveyance that neither my ship nor mariners hereafter can use their trade of merchandise thither without danger," as the bearer can inform you. I desire your assistance in case of trouble, and also your advice. Dunster, 16 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
16 July. 266. Anthoine du Baille to Sir Thos. Palmer.
R. O. In answer to your letter of the 8th, I send you my horse, which I hope will be serviceable though not of very great value. That it is not in better condition is because its master had no money to spend on it. Noeufville and I are at your service. No news but what you know; "mais en brief temps, Therouanne Bourguignon, vous yray veoir et vous en conteray la vraye verité des assallans et des deffendans." Signed.
P.S.—Has been offered 32 g. cr. for his horse. (fn. n1)
P. 1. Add.: A mon treshonnoré [Se]igneur, Mons. [le] Capitaine Palme, Portier de la ville de Callais, a Caillais.
17 July.
E. iv. 44.
B. M.
267. Cromwell to [the Council of Calais].
The King is informed that there are two priests in that town, Sir Wm. Minstreley, now in ward, and Sir Wm. Richard, otherwise called Good Sir William, and desires you to send them both here in custody. He marvels to hear of the papistical fashion still maintained in that town, and chiefly by you who are of his Majesty's council. He thinks that you have little respect to him, and desires me to intimate to you that if such abuses be winked at, he will put others in the best of your rooms. It is thought against all reason that the prayers of women and their fond flickerings move you to this. If you think any extremity in this writing, you must thank yourselves for having procured it, for you have taken no notice of my many letters, which, considering the place that I am in, I thought an injury. I have done nothing more than the King thought meet, perhaps not so much. Sutton, 17 July. Signed.
Pp. 2.
17 July. 268. Abp. Lee to Cromwell.
R. O. Thinks in time of vacation (fn. n2) he may present to such benefices as be of the bp.'s gift, as one of his predecessors did to a benefice of the bp. of Durham's gift while the see was void. So if Cromwell will send Mr. Adison to him, will make the presentation to him. Desires to know his pleasure about Dr. Waldebye's prebend. Begs him to remember the benefice of Byngham in Mr. Stapleton's gift, which is meet for a good clerk to reside and preach. Newynton, 17 July 1537.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
17 July. 269. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Received his letter and the warrant by Hercules. Will send the two pair of hose and is glad he has received the 100l. Will signify his pleasure to my lord Privy Seal concerning the passage, which he will doubtless see remedied. Now the King's ships go abroad, they will not be so "homly," or else they will be shent. Must have patience for the long suit. No one has dared to come near the Court "by reason of the proclamation, for they fear death; howbeit there is not so sore death as they speak of." Jas. Crane left on Thursday for my lord of Norfolk in the North with the King's letters, and will be back in 20 days. I bore all his charges, and my lord Privy Seal says I shall be reimbursed, but I scant believe it. It shall not be lost for fault of asking. My lord Privy Seal's son and heir shall shortly marry my lady Owtrede, my lord Beauchamp's sister. The bishops cannot yet agree. I send you three pasties of red deer in Philip Crayer's ship. St. Katharine's, 17 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
R. O. 270. James Crane.
Money disbursed by me, John Husee, when your Lordship (fn. n3) sent me to James Crane, 4 July 29 Hen. VIII., viz., travelling expenses to Gravesend, Rochester, Canterbury, and Calais, including the hire of a fisher boat to bring James Crane over, landing (with him) at Dover and his costs in London afterwards "till your Lordship sent him to my lord of Norfolk." Total, 44s. 8d.
P. 1.
17 July. 271. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
R. O. The Queen thanks you for the quails. Those sent hereafter should be fat, or they are not worth thanks. We have now peas and cherries. I delivered your token to my lord Privy Seal, who says he longs not a little to hear that your ladyship has a boy. Your ambergris was right, but is old. I delivered also the wine to my lord of Sussex, and would not for three times the value it had been omitted. He was very thankful, and so was my lady his wife for her token, and Mr. Staynings and my lady's maids, who are all anxious to hear of your delivery. My good lady of Rutland thanks you for your kindness. As to the matter you wished me to propose to her, she says there is no help for it, the party must lose her estate and take the degree of her wedlock; but the king of heralds has promised me an opinion. Mrs. Coffin, Mrs. Margery, Mrs. Lilgrave, and Colpeper thank you for your tokens. All those you send by Powes are delivered, unless he had any to my lady Wallop, who is in Hampshire. The little diamond you sent to her I have forwarded by her servant, Randall Revells. On Thursday last the Queen at dinner, while eating the quails, spoke of your ladyship and your daughters before my lady Rutland and my lady Sussex, who talked of them in such a way that she promised to take one of your daughters. The matter is thus arranged that you shall send them both over, that her Grace may see them herself, and take which she pleases. They must be sent over about six weeks hence. You need not spend much on them till you know which her Grace will have. They will only require two "honest changes," the one of satin the other of damask. At their coming the one will be put in my lady of Rutland's chamber, the other in my lady of Sussex's, and when it is known which the Queen will have, the other will be put with the duchess of Suffolk. The Queen, however, will give her nothing but wages and livery. Suggests advice to be given to them, and apologises for doing so. Her ladyship knows the Court is full of pride, envy, indignation, and mocking. I can hear nothing yet of the cups for conserve. Those that my lady Fitzwilliams had were brought out of Levant. John Davy was gone or I came. Mr. Degory Graynfyld is here and is going to Calais. Hyde's man is so far out of the way that I trust we shall do nothing in sale. In all other things I have good comfort; but I would fain be rid of my long suit. As for your weir, there is yet no time. "The Queen goeth with placard not laced." I sent by Annes Woddroff 3 baskets, 1 cage for quails, with two "trows," and 2 ½ yards cloth for Mr. Bassett's coat. No news but that the King's journey North is dashed. When he next removes he goes from Hampton Court to Oking. God make you a glad mother in time of a jolly boy. London, 17 July.
Hol, pp. 3. Add.
17 July 272. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
R. O. I have received your sundry letters, with one for Mr. Hore, who is in Suffolk and Norfolk and has not been at home these 20 days. I have delivered it to one who promised to see it conveyed, and at his coming home I will solicit with him for the poor priest. I will show my lord of Hertford's servant that you have received the cramp-rings. I will present the 6 dozen quails to Mr. Sywlyard, and send word to Mr. Skerne of those for him, for he is gone home to his wife. I thank you for the coat cloth and so does Warley. I am glad you have got a man for your chamber, for the man I spake for is in service with my lord of Cumberland. Your weir is not forgotten, but time must be tarried as the world goes now. I wrote that I presented the 2 dozen quails to Mr. Sywllyard, because they were not worth presenting to the Queen. If you send any, they should be fat ones, culled out one by one. I spoke yesterday with him that married Mrs. Alys and he promised I shall have the cushion next week. I send you Chr. Campion's reckoning. If you write to him I think he will tarry till Michaelmas. I expect Bery to bring me word that your ladyship is delivered of two jolly boys. St. Katharine's, 17 July.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
17 July. 273. Thos. Raynolde, Priest, to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Commendations to lord Lisle. Thanks her for writing to Dr. Chambre in his favour. There is no man living who does more for a poor man than the doctor does for him. Has cost him, since coming home, above 40 mks. By his goodness is one of the Queen's chaplains and daily puts him to charges. If lord Lisle or she have any other friends about the King or Queen, as he is sure they have many now, a good word may do him great pleasure. We are all much obliged for the money sent from Mr. Worth to Mr. Buclere. For his part, it is as sure as if it were in his purse. Has no news but what the bearer can tell. London, 17 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: at Calais.
17 July. 274. Thomas Pope to Cromwell.
R. O. According to your letters, I have made shift for the dispatch of 340l. to Mr. Gunson on the King's warrant. I have paid Robt. Lord all his warrant save 500l., which he shall have as soon as money cometh in. Mr. Pexsall is dead, so I am now clerk of the Crown of the Chancery. Begging your Lordship to remember the augmentation of my fee, and I will recompense your pains. Send word whether you intend to meddle with my lord of Huntingdon. I would have waited on your Lordship, but attend upon Mr. Horwood for making sure of Chartessey and the bp. of Canterbury's lands. London, 17 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: lord Privy Seal. Endd.
17 July. 275. Sir Fras. Bryan to Cromwell.
R. O. I received sundry letters both from your Lordship and from the Council for the reformation of these shoemakers, and have reported what I have done in consequence. The Sheriff committed 6 of the principals to gaol, who were brought up at the assizes on Monday last at Little Brykkell, before lord Baldwin, Sir John Dauncy, myself, and 6 or 7 other justices, when these six, with five others who were let to bail, were indicted of a riot. They will remain in gaol till the King's pleasure is known. For anything we can find, the assembly was made neither for ballad nor song, but only for a fray between one of the shoemakers of Stony Stratford and the organ-player of the town. I advised lord Baldwin, however, to make inquiry at Bedford, showing him how I wrote to Sir Will. Gasguyne. But I think the country in such good stay that no further inquiry need be made. I cannot see what way the King can come to Grafton. I hear they die at Reading, and am sure they do at Thame and also within a mile of Mr. Williams' house at Buckingham. The King might come from Esthampstead to Bishops Owburne, thence to Berkhampstead, 12 miles, thence to Eston, ray lady Bray's, 7 miles, for neither my Lord nor my Lady is at home. Then to Whaddon, 7 miles, and thence to Grafton, 7 miles. These houses would be sufficient for the King as the Queen is not coming, "and, thanked be God, all clerear as yt" (clear air as yet). They die at Tosseter very sore. Orders should be given that none of the King's servants nor of the town "come there." Stony Stratford, Northampton, Brickhill, Hanslap, Olney, Newport Panell, Woburn, Dunstable, St. Albans, Ampthill, Hitchin, and Hertford, are as yet clear, Tyddington somewhat infected. If the King please, he may go from Ampthill to Hitchin, and so to Hertford, and on to Hunsdon. Wolbarton, 17 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: lord Privy Seal. Endd.
18 July. 276. Sir Brian Tuke to Cromwell.
R. O. Talking lately of Mr. Wrothe, deceased, that was attorney of the Duchy, learnt that he has a right toward young gentleman unto his son and heir, Cromwell's ward and kinsman. Makes overtures for the marriage of one of his daughters to this youth. Has had good marriages offered for his children, and has concluded for one.
Need not tell how slenderly he is furnished with the King's money; his last letters to Cromwell show it. The second payment of the subsidy is in some places unassessed, in others ungathered, in divers "the stretes" not delivered to the collectors, and in many places the money kept in the collectors' hands. So he is like to get little more than he has, "which may be near half," before next term. What he shall have next year, "after the subsidy expired," unless the 15th and 10th, which always used to come from tellers of the Receipt to the treasurer of the Chamber, he cannot imagine. Portgore, 18 July 1537.
My daughter is 16 years old and upwards; her picture made when she was 12 years I can send your Lordship. If your Lordship determine upon her I will do as largely as another.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Crumwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
18 July. 277. Ed. Gostwyk to John Ap Rice.
R. O. We have been with my lord of Carmarthen, where we had the best cheer of any house within walls. When I make up my certificate to Mr. Chancellor (fn. n4) I shall certify how like a worshipful man the said prior behaved concerning plate, jewels, &c. He concealed nothing, and yet we made as much search as we could. "The first Commissioners were in the blame that the house was under the sum," for the prior put in a book above 209l. 13s. (fn. n5) Be a suitor for him, and I will certify the truth. Carmarthen, 18 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. John Apprice at London. Endd.
18 July. 278. G. Earl of Shrewsbury to Cromwell.
R. O. Understands by a letter from his chaplain, Sir John Moreton, Cromwell's desire of a red deer. It is hard in these parts to get any good stag yet, but sends for the present ten pasties of a tame hind fed in the house with corn by a kinsman of his. Wynfeld, 18 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
18 July. 279. Henry Earl of Cumberland to Cromwell.
R. O. Hears by his servant the bearer that Cromwell has been notified by the Commissioners in the North that the Earl's convent seal which he had of Furness is invalid. It is so, but he obtained lecters from Cromwell to have the same in farm during term of the lease, which has been confirmed under seal of the Augmentation. Desires expedition of this, as he lies here at great cost. Shendley, 18 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: My lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
18 July.
Calig. B. iii.
B. M.
280. Sir R. Carnaby to the [Duke of Norfolk,] Lord-Lieutenant.
On Tuesday the 17th the persons whose names are enclosed appeared before Sir Cuthbert Ratclift at Hexham, demanding redress of the people of Tyndale, who objected to the spoilers "having" the oath. Edward and Cuthbert Charlton acted reasonably. Thinks there is something, however, that sticks in their stomachs. The former proposes to leave his son for a hostage at Hexham. The boy is but 13 years old, and will be more sufficient pledge than a tenant. Hexham, 18 July.
P. 1. Add.: "To my lord lieutenant's right noble grace." Endd.. "Helmesley, xxv. July. Mr. Ray Carnaby."
18 July. 281. The Lord Deputy and Council of Ireland to Henry VIII.
Add. MS.
19,865, f. 2.
B. M.
In behalf of Edmund Sexten, lute mayor of Limerick, in whose favour some of the Council lately wrote, reporting the good service he had done in the journey to O'Brien's Bridge, and in practising with O'Brien and James of Desmont. Dublin, 18 July. Signatures (as transcribed):—Leonard Grey.—John Barwell (Barnwell), your Grace's Chancellor.—Geo. Dubline.—John Rauss (Rauson), prior of Kilminam.—Willm. Brabazon.—Gerald Aylmer, Justic.—Thomas Lutterell, Justic.—Patrick Finglas, Barron.—Thomas Houth, Justic.—Patrick Whit, Baron.
Modern copy, pp. 2.
18 July. 282. Frater Nicolaus to Henry VIII.
Vit. B. xiv.
B. M.
Begs the King to allow him to retain the benefice and collegiate office (sacerdotium ac collegium) (fn. n6) which his Majesty gave him. [s prevented coming to England by trouble and illness, but will come next month. 18 July, m.d. [xxxvii.]. (fn. n7) Signed.
Lat. Mutilated. Add.: ".... no H. Regi." Endd.
Ibid. f. 249. 2. The Same to Cromwell.
On the same subject. x[viij. Julii, m]dxxxvij. Signed. Frater Nicolaus de Florentia.
Lat. Mutilated. Add. Endd.
19 July. 283. Richard Layton, Priest, to Wriothesley.
R. O. I thank you for my bill assigned, and will not forget your pains therein. My lord Chancellor, at the contemplation of my Lord (fn. n8), immediately sealed the bill. Tell my Lord so; I have forgotten it in my letter. This morning Mr. Garter came to me and willed me to make labour to be registrar of the Garter, which office Dr. Aldryge had; if you will move my Lord to speak to the King for me, I shall be further bound unto you. It were as good one of my Lord's friends had it, and I am apt enough. London, 19 July.
Hol, p. 1. Add.: Mr. Wrysley. Endd.: Dr. Layton.
R. O. 284. Ric. Layton, Priest, to Wriothesley.
Continue good master unto my servant for the obtainment of the bailliwick; "seeing you have full grant of two of them there can be no doubt of the third, if ye will therein a little travell." I enclose a token, which I would were a thousand pounds. From my house in Warwyke Layne, this morning, ready to ride.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Wrisley. Sealed. Endd.
[19 July?] 285. John Gostwyk to Cromwell.
R. O. I have received the plate of Thos. Thakker, and put it to coining, except certain parcels (described) amounting to 579 oz. remaining to your lordship's use, which was Sir Rob. Constable's plate. I have spoken with Foxley about Hill's debts, but without effect. Hill cannot be delivered, because Ric. Gressham and Smyth of the Exchequer are not in town. The bearer has a lease of a farm belonging to the priory of St. Mary Spittell let by the parson of Barnet, which I find has been craftily handled between the said prior and parson. I refer the matter to you. Please let me go home, for no part of this city is so sore infected as where I lie. The late sergeant of the Catry hath sick in his house adjoining mine. Thursday morning. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.

19 July.
286. Christopher Barker, Garter, to Cromwell.
R. O. I have received your letter to have your hatchments prepared. I wish to know your mind for your arms I last devised, if ye will have them put in your banner, and for your mantles of blue velvet with your surcoat of crimson velvet and lining. 19 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal.
19 July. 287. John Travers to Cromwell.
R. O. Has advertised the King of what he has seen in this camp and about the town. Wants more money for a horse and harness, to be among them; otherwise must go to St. Tomers or Arey. Desires to know the King's pleasure by bearer. Reminds Cromwell of his suit for a living. At the camp before Torwin, 19 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
20 July. 288. Cranmer to Cromwell.
R. O.
C.'s Letters,
Desires a lease of the demesne lands of the Charter House in the isle of Axholme for his friend Henry Stoketh. Lambeth, 20 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
20 July. 289. Edward Bishop of Hereford to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. i. 555.
Has received his letters of the 17th. Will make out the collation of Moreton for Thos. Soulimont. (fn. n9) Since Ogle is to depart thus from his benefices begs that he may be delivered from prison and allowed a pension out of them Unless he be deprived, the surest way for his successor would be that he should be first liberated and then make a spontaneous resignation before the bp. Spoke of this to Cromwell at Stepney; but as he is not likely soon to return begs to know his pleasure by bearer.
As to the finishing of our matters of religion, had got all things ready against Tuesday last and is sorry Cromwell was not there as he intended. Did the best they could in his absence; subscribed all their books and will send them to-morrow. There wanteth nothing but certain notes on the Creed, on which they are agreed. Await the King's pleasure about going to press and about the prefaces, whether the book (fn. n10) shall go forth in his name or that of the Bishops. If Wriothesley be ordered to devise them, will do his best for their speedy setting forth. Is willing to correct the press till the worst be past. Sent to Morison for the Latin protestation, but he was gone to Cromwell. London, this Friday.
Hol. Add.: lord Privy Seal. Endd.: My lord Heref. xxo Julii.
20 July. 290. William Arnolld, Abbot of Miravall, to Cromwell.
R. O. His convent have received Cromwell's letters for them to lease Newhouse grange for 60 years, under convent seal to Ric. Cromwell, his lordship's nephew. Lord Ferrez their founder, on coming to the Court as he intends to do shortly, will bring the said lease and convent seal. Cromwell's aid before prevented the suit of Mr. Robt. Fynderyn for the said grange, which could not have been spared, because they had leased other pastures to divers at Mr. Richard Cromwell's request. They beg his lordship to ponder this. Miravall, 20 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
20 July. 291. Norfolk to Cromwell.
R. O. Received this morning by his servant Thos. Hussy Cromwell's letter of the 17th. Thanks Cromwell for his kindness to his said servant. As to the words of Aske to Norfolk before his death in presence of Thirlby and Curren, never took them otherwise than Cromwell does; for surely if he had thought so maliciously as Aske said he would not have made him privy thereunto. Will not be remiss about such news out of Scotland as Cromwell writes of. As to Evers, no man has more cause to be angry with him if the letter was written by his consent; but as he denies it, saying he can neither read nor write more than his own name, thinks the truth can be found by him that wrote the same. If the writer be in these parts, wishes to have the original, which he will return safely. Unless Evers can clearly purge himself he shall be better hence than here. Cromwell need not trouble himself about a false dissembling boy. There is that doth much disguise with us, and so the world was, is and shall be with those who most meddle with their masters' affairs and do their duty best. Has nearly come to the opinion that Sutton, steward of Sion, used to express, non est amplius fides super terram, has had so many false matters contrived upon him. As to the money found in the vicar of Halifax's woodyard; he is now here with Norfolk. Has got him to send for it by Norfolk's messengers. Before he came, asked Babthorp and Chaloner about the law of the matter, and they think unless he can prove the goods his they are the King's. Will examine all his witnesses as soon as possible, and keep him here meanwhile without speaking to any one but such as Norfolk appoints. Will send the money to the King and, after examining the witnesses, give him licence to sue. Will obey Cromwell about Gostwick, as he wrote. As to sending John Heron hither, begs he may remain there till the Duke send for him. If it has not been already laid to his charge that he consented to the murder, he should be encouraged to hope to be soon at liberty, so that his son and Cuthbert Charlton, who has married his daughter, shall suspect the less; but if he has been already accused he must be so kept that he send no knowledge thereof to these parts. As to the taking of the Charltons, they are in such strong ground and so near Liddersdale that if the Scots will receipt them they cannot be taken. Thinks, therefore, as he has instructed Thomas Hussy to show, the matter should be dissembled till they have heard what the Scotch ambassador will say, who sent word 20 days ago that he would have been here before now. As Dr. Maltby is excepted, will take his goods into his hands. Sends a letter from Robert Southwell; it is very necessary the auditor were with him. Has sent for such goods as remained at Topcliff, the late earl of Northumberland's house. They are of little value and not one good cartload. The rest in going towards London was arrested by Sir William Fairfax for the Earl's debts to the King, Sir William being so charged when he was sheriff. Does not know the names of the most notable offenders to be excepted from the pardon, except by report. Has long since advertised Cromwell of those he has heard, and sends another list with these. If there be space in the schedule for some more to be put in by the Duke and the Council here it will do no harm. Has had divers conferences with James Crane, lately sent to him by Cromwell, always having two or three of the Council with him. Does not believe his statements, as he mentions places near Scarborough that do not exist, and can name no witnesses. Has sent him, however, along the coasts with a sure, wise, secret gentleman named Ralph Hongate to find the places where he says the false knaves should be, and return to me without disclosing anything. As to the song of my lord of Wiltshire's minstrel, begs Cromwell to write to him in a letter apart that such and such men heard him say that he had sung it before the Duke, and that the Duke was privy thereto. Will then, after convicting him by his own confession, as he has already denied it, order him so that he shall be afraid hereafter to sing songs of any gentlemen with- out their knowledge, "and if his master heard the same and did not advertise me thereof, as he did not, Judas non dormit, though I have not deserved it to him, as ye know." Is extremely grateful that he is to be recalled before winter. Those that saw what came from him on Wednesday night, as the two doctors and Wodall, would say he had good cause to take them for friends that would shortly get him hence. No man can be more joyful at the prospect of soon coming to his master's presence, and if the ambassador of Scotland shall come thither perhaps no harm will come of the Duke's being there, though his abode be right short. Would be sorry to leave without. doing his best for the punishment of Fenwick's murder.
Forgot to write fully his mind about the pardon. It should be limited to 20 February, and no word in the exception of the Herons or Charltons for their offences of the murder which was done on the 3rd of March; so there is no need to except them or those that James Crane has accused, as both offences have occurred since. Sent Cromwell's letters at once to Mr. Pollard and Mr. Tempest. By his servant, Scarlet, the bearer, Cromwell will receive Sir Thos. Wharton's indenture of office, and the other patents and letters to gentlemen of those parts. Cannot be surprised that the King and Cromwell have still some mistrust of the invents of these parts, if Evers be proved false. If the Duke were as young and lusty as he was 30 years ago, he would remain here. He that wished authority of those his sovereign did not trust would be a fool. Begs Cromwell to get him discharged. Will never come again on this side Trent out of his Highness' company except against his enemies. Cromwell would wonder if he knew how much Norfolk has been urged to ask for lands of the earl of Northumberland's and so be inhabited here. Desires remembrances to the King and Queen, and prays God to send her what all true Englishmen desire. Sheriff Hutton, 20 July. Signed.
Pp. 6. Sealed. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: 1537.
ii. The list enclosed.
Names to be excepted out of the King's pardon:—Ric. Wilson and Wm. Woodmancie, of Beverley, ——— (fn. n11) Marshall, late parish clerk of Beswike, Wm. Waflyn and ———* Leche, of Lincolnshire, ———* Bradford and ———* Paris, monks, late of Salley, Roger Hertelpole, monk, late of Jerveaulx, ———* Helaigh, canon, late of Coram, Edw. Myddelton, Henry King and Simon Marshall, of Masseham, ———* Esch, friar of St. Roberts of Knaresborough, Nich. Musgrave, ———* friar of Appulby, John Prestman of Lyllesdale Hall, John Prestman, son of Wm. Prestman of Helnesley, Dr. Marmaduke Walby, ———* Towneley, late chancellor to the bp. of Carlisle, and the late prior of the White Friars of Doncaster.
P. 1.
20 July. 292. Richard Coren to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. i.
Excuses his slack letters by his absence from my lord of Norfolk at the expedition of the last post. Was present at Aske's execution, as well as at that of Sir Robert Constable, which no doubt Thomas Hossy has described. Noted in both men "that they thought a religion to keep secret between God and them certain things rather than open their whole stomach; from the which opinion I could not abduce them." For Robert Aske's demeanour, refers to the schedule enclosed. Sherifhoton, 20 July.
ii. (fn. n12) Goods which Robert Aske had during the commotion, whereof no satisfaction is made, to his remembrance.
First, Mr. Lacy sent to him to Hull 10l. of Dr. Halsworth's goods, and an obligation of the abbot of Kirkstead, Linc, which the subprior of Watton had. 2. The vicar of Braton sent him 10 sheep and 30s., but of whose goods he knows not. 3. Had sent from Drake Abbey to Wresill 10 or 12 qrs. of oats and 3 qrs. of wheat. 4. From Wato[n], 40 sheep. 5. Had of Mr. Krake's goods, sheep to the value of 4l. 10s. Thinks that is all he had, "not given and not restored," and begs the King to pay them out of his goods for the discharge of his conscience.
In Aske's hand and subscribed: "This is Ask's own hand delivered unto me, Richard Coren."
St. P. i. 558. iii. "The saying of Robert Aske to me, Richard Coren, out of confession to-for his death.
"First, he said that my lord Darcy did tell him that he had spoken with themperor's ambassador concerning his purpose in this late rebellion, for the causes of the Church, as he said, and that the said ambassador should encourage him unto the same, saying that he should lack none help."
2. Lord Darcy, Sir Robt. Constable, and he were about to send Doctor Marmaduke to the Council in Flanders for aid and ordnance.
3. That my lord Privy Seal "did not bear so great favour to my lord of Norfolk as he thought he did; which thing I have kept secret from my said lord of Norfolk."
4. When he "should be" laid on the hurdle to be drawn he openly confessed he had offended God, the King, and the world. After this he declared that the King was so gracious that none should be troubled for offences comprised in the pardon. He was then laid on the hurdle and drawn through the notable places of the city "desiring the people ever as he passed by to pray for him."
5. At the place of execution he was taken off the hurdle, repeated like confession, and ascended up into the dungeon to wait the coming of my lord of Norfolk.
6. "Item, there were two things, wherewithal he was aggrieved. The one was, that he said my lord Privy Seal spake a sore word and affirmed it with a stomach, swearing that all the Northern men were but traitors: where-withal he was somewhat offended. The second was that my lord Privy Seal sundry times promised him a pardon of his life, and at one time he had a token from the King's Majesty of pardon for confessing the truth. These two things he showed to no man in these North parts, as he said, but to me only; which I have and will ever keep secret."
7. At Norfolk's arrival Aske ascended the tower to the gallows, repeated his former confession and asked forgiveness of the King, my lord Chancellor, my lord of Norfolk, my lord Privy Seal, my lord of Sussex, and all the world; and after orisons made on the ladder, commended his soul to God.
Pp. 5. All in Coren's hand, except § ii. Add.: Privy Seal. Sealed and endd.


  • n1. At the bottom of the page is written in a different hand "B. voir dittre(?)."
  • n2. Referring to the voidance of the see of Carlisle.
  • n3. Cromwell.
  • n4. Of the Augmentations.
  • n5. See Vol. X., No. 1246.
  • n6. He was reader in King Henry VIII.'s College, Oxford. See Vol. V., No. 1181; Vol. VI., No. 75.
  • n7. Supplied from modern marginal note.
  • n8. Cromwell.
  • n9. According to Hardy's Le Neve, "Thomas Colemount" was collated to the prebend of Moreton Magna in Hereford on the 23 July 1534. The name seems to be an error for Solemount, and the year for 1537.
  • n10. "The Institution of a Christian man," printed by Berthelet in 1537.
  • n11. Blank.
  • n12. Not printed in S. P.