Henry VIII: August 1537, 6-10

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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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August 1537, 6-10

6 Aug. 456. Cromwell to the Irish Commissioners.
St. P. ii. 466. Enclosing letters received by the King from James of Desmond since their departure. Windsor, 6 Aug.
Half page (See No. 389, v.).
6 Aug. 457. Cromwell to [the Irish Commissioners].
The King at the suit of the mayor and burgesses of Limerick allows the priory of Holy Rood in Limerick to stand undissolved, and you are to see that Patrick Hawlde, the prior, enjoys the same peaceably as before. Windsor, 6 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. (See No. 389, xi.).
6 Aug. 458. Northill, Beds.
R. O. Award, made 6 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII., by Nich. Luke and Nich. Hardyng as arbitrators in a dispute between John Gostwyk, of Wyllyngton, Beds., Edw. Poke, of Southievell (Southill), and Thos. and John Carter, of Beston (Beeston), on the one part, and Reynold Tychemersh, Will. Fleccher, and Hugh Harodon, of Northievell (Northill), on the other, the latter being wardens of lands in Beston, Hacche, Thornecote, and Budnaw, Beds, bequeathed by Will. Fitz and Cecily Beton for the finding a priest in the chapel of St. Anne upon the porch of the parish church of Northievell for an obit for their souls. Signed and sealed by the arbitrators (but Hardyng's seal is lost).
Parchment. Endd.
6 Aug. 459. Edward Abp. of York to Cromwell.
R. O. Desires credence for the bearer, his chaplain, touching the declaration made by my lords of Durham and Bath "in cause of probate of testament being in some doubt between my lord of Canterbury and me." Savoy, 6 Aug. 1537. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
6 Aug. 460. Lord James Butler to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Thanks him for his gentle cheer. Begs him to favour the bearer, whom he sends on business of his to Flanders, as Lisle will perceive by my lord Privy Seal's letters. Commendations to lady Lisle and all her gentlewomen. London, 6 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
6 Aug. 461. Norfolk to Cromwell.
R. O. Received Cromwell's letters on Saturday last and perceives the King will have Mr. Thirlebye and Mr. Curren sent up with all speed. Their departure without his own return from hence is as displeasant to him as ever parting was. Commends their diligence and wisdom and begs Cromwell's favour with the King for their advancement. Toplif, 6 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
6 Aug. 462. Kirkstead Abbey.
Harl. 144,
f. 5.
B. M.
A survey of all the lands and tenements of the abbot of Kirkstead, late attainted, taken 6 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII., giving full particulars of holdings, rents tenures, leases, &c. Another date, 15 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII., appears in the margin (at f. 27 b.) evidently made during the progress of the survey.
About 85 pages with numerous alterations and insertions.
Ib. f. 1. 2. Rental of the demesnes of the monastery of Kirkstead from 1 May 29 Hen. VIII. to 1 May next following, giving the names of tenants and their holdings. Noted in the margin as let by commandment of Sir Wm. Parre.
Pp. 3.
Ib. f. 3. 3. A list of the holdings let as above. With the same marginal note as the proceeding qualified by the words "which was done afore my coming hither."
Pp. 2.
Ib. f. 4. 4. "The parsonages belonging to the late master of Kyrkestede."
A valor of the parsonages of Woddall (let to John Bell from Michaelmas next) and Wyspington (let to William Myles from Mich. Next) and of the churches in the patronage of Kirkstead, i.e., Thymbleby, Gayton and Covenham.
P. 1.
Ib. f. 5. 5. A declaration of grants and annuities granted by the abbot of Kirkstead, giving dates, terms, &c.
Pp. 8.
6 Aug. 463. William Lord Sandys to Cromwell.
R. O. On Saturday last, the 4th, the mayor of Calais according to custom assembled the aldermen and burgesses for the election of a new mayor for 12 months. Lord Edmund Haward, being a burgess proposed the name of an alderman of substance, but all the assembly besides himself "cried their election my lord Edmund Haward." Never knew so much secrecy preserved by "Caliciens" up to the very time. Lord Edmund himself was surprised, and told them that he was the King's controller before whom the mayor accounted, and that he could not be judge in his own cause unless the King commanded it. The mayor and electors said they had precedents of 2, 3, or 4 controllers who had been mayors, who accounted before the treasurer of Calais. As the election proceeds of pure good will and may be profitable to lord Edmund, advises that it be accepted. It really shows the loyalty of the corporation. Guisnes, 6 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
6 Aug. 464. John Hutton to Henry VIII.
R. O. Arrived yesterday the 5th, at Bregis, where the lady Regent is. Could not obtain a copy of the articles of the truce. Addressed the Regent at evensong, when a gentleman of the Imperial ambassador in England took leave of her to go to England, requesting to be informed of the conditions. She said De Bewre had written about it to the King. She considered it neither peace nor truce but an abstinence of war for 10 months to avoid slaughter, either party being at liberty to do their best by land or sea without invading. She intends to remain here 8 or 10 days and then to go to Brussels. Bregis, 6 Aug.
Hol., pp. 2. Sealed. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. Copy of the preceding, addressed to my lord Privy Seal, with a P.S. announcing that exchange is stopped and much money likely to be conveyed over, though all coins shall be called down here.
Pp. 2. Endd.
7, 24 Aug. 465. Aldridge, Bishop of Carlisle.
See Grants in August, Nos. 3 and 9.
7 Aug. 466. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. My lord Privy Seal does not write in answer to Lisle's letter by Goodall but wishes Hussey to inform him that the King will in no wise that my lord Howard be admitted to the mayoralty. He has written the King's full pleasure to the late mayor and aldermen. The letter your Lordship sent by Sotton the serjeant was delivered to my lord Privy Seal and read in the King's presence; "whereat his Grace laughed full heartily." The letter concerning the premises was delivered to Floyde the mayor's clerk. Thinks the oftener they write the worse they will speed. Would not for 100l. Lisle had admitted Lord Howard and given him his oath. Mr. Surveyor earnestly solicited this matter to "my lord" who desired me to write that he left certain letters at Dover which my lord Privy Seal wrote to your lordship, my lord Chamberlain and Mr. Marshal concerning his matter. He wishes to know if they came to hand. My lord Privy Seal favours "him" very well, and you may show Mr. Marshal that if he look not to it he may have a fall from which he may not recover; for my lord Privy Seal called me into his presence with none else but Mr. Surveyor to hear his answer to Mr. Marshal's servant, which was not very pleasant. I hope his man had more wit than to show him all together. Begs Lisle to show him this, of himself, as he is my Lady's nigh cousin. Mr. Richard is very glad of his horse and desires him here within 15 days at Stepney. I trust he will deserve the horse or the year go out. My lord Privy Seal says your suit shall be rid before the King go from Grafton; and Mr. Richard says he will never leave his uncle till it be done. Sends two letters, for Lisle and my lord Chamberlain. "They are for suffrages for my lord Northumberland, in whose room succeedeth my lord Privy Seal; for I saw him wear his Garter this day." Lord Darcy's arms are defaced. Sir Chr. Morris sends thanks for your great cheer, and desires you to show Mr. Porter that he has obtained licence for him to come to England. Coming from the Court, I hope to send you letters and warrants for half a dozen bucks. Would gladly have your answer about the abbot of Westminster. Mr. Garter would like a piece of wine. Sends in a little box two new indentures and an old one delivered by Mr. Huntly's son of Gloucestershire for 12 acres of meadow by his father's house. St. Katharine's 7 Aug.
The King returns to the Queen at Windsor on Bartholomew eve.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.
7 Aug. 467. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
R. O. I have received your letter by the bearer and am sorry your ladyship is still in pain, but I doubt not. God will soon relieve you. I am glad your ladyship has received your cushion, but am sorry it is no forwarder. Still I think it is better to take it thus than never to have it. I will talk to-morrow with Horne, and see his books rid, if they be not already crossed. My lord Privy Seal has promised to despatch my Lord's long suit before the King leave Grafton. Palmer is not yet come. You may send your daughters when it pleases you, but if they come within five or six weeks it will be time enough. I hope Sir William, of whom you write, will do well enough, but the other I think shall sing sursum corda. I wish one priest I could name in Calais were with him. My lord Privy Seal is knight of the Garter. Mr. Surveyor sends compliments; also Sir Chr. Morys. Mr. Basset's Chamber shall be surely kept. I would venture to desire to be commended to him and Mrs. Frances. St. Katharine's, 7 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
7 Aug. 468. Cromwell to [the Irish Commissioners].
In favour of the bearer (Fras. Herbart in margin), now at the dissolution of the army to have the keeping of one of the garrisons. Windsor, 7 Aug.
Half page. (See No. 389, iii.).
7 Aug. 469. Chester.
R. O. Certificate by Will. Godeman, mayor of Chester, and Geo. Leche and Geo. Lightfote, sheriffs, of the payment of the city customs on the cargo of a ship called the Cateryn Godeman, Patrick Galler, master, the owners appearing personally for the purpose "in penticio ejusdem civitatis," 7 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII. The goods consist of leather, hides, cotton, and karsies.
ii. Similar certificate of the payment of customs for a ship called the Cateryn Graye, of London, 4 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII.
Copy, Latin, p. 1. Endd.
7 Aug. 470. William Lord Sandys to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I have this morning received your letter, with one from my lord Privy Seal to your Lordship, and another from him to myself, which latter you mention that you had broken up "for lack of sight," but closed it again when my Lady informed you it was to me. The mistake is not material, for I am content with your Lordship's pleasure, but henceforth I desire to unclose my own letters, and I will gladly communicate their contents to you. I return your letter from my lord Privy Seal. Guysnes, 7 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
8 Aug. 471. Peter Vannes to Cromwell.
R. O. After the French ambassador had read the letters I gave him from your Lordship, he answered he had already been informed by certain French merchants that it was not by Frenchmen but by Biscayans, who were in that part of the sea at the time, that the wrong had been done to the Admiral's ship. Said I could affirm nothing, but I was sure the King was not accustomed to admit uncertain expostulations as proofs, nor were the English sailors so ignorant but that they could tell a French ship from a Spanish. I wondered, too, how these French merchants knew of this affair so quickly. He said he was about to write fully to his King, and from him condign punishment may be demanded if the authors were discovered to be French. I said it was the brotherly part of friendship to take up and right one another's wrongs; the truth could not long be hidden if he committed the matter to his magistrates and prefects of ports.
Letters from Flanders state that the promulgation of peace was received with bonfires, and that the Queen in her palace has deferred it for some days, in order to make it with more solemnity. The marquis of Guasti is made Governor of Milan until the daughter of king Ferdinand is of age to be married to the duke of Orleans.
I have heard also, from a Spaniard, that peace is made between Ferdinand and the Vayvode and a league to resist the Turks. London, 8 Aug.
Hol., Latin, pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
8 Aug. 472. Cromwell to [the Irish Commissioners].
Has already written in favour of the bearer, Fras. Herberd. The King's pleasure is that if he espy anything suitable, and make suit for it, you shall advertise his Majesty of the value. Dunstable, 8 Aug.
Half page. (See No. 389, iv.).
8 Aug. 473. Cranmer to Cromwell.
R. O.
C.'s Letters.
Thanks him for advertising the King of the tenor of his letters sent by Sir Edward Ryngisley. Is glad he has conceived such a good opinion of Sir Edward. Will do him what pleasure he can.
Asks Cromwell to give him some preferment in the alteration of these religious houses. Forde, 8 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
8 Aug. 474. Arthur Lowe to Cromwell.
R. O. I beg you be not displeased that I did not come myself to certify you of Sir Bryan Stapleton's answer. I desired licence of the Queen, but her Grace willed me to send her messenger, as she had no more chaplains but me and one other. At first Sir Brian Stapleton told my servant he would grant your Lordship the presentation, but after counsel taken, said he would write. I suppose he will make suit that he may once again present some other of his friends, and put me by; for they think that by my suit to the Bishop his friends were rejected. I beg you will continue your goodness to me, and trust the Queen will thank you therefor. Wyndsowre, 8 August.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
8 Aug. 475. The Mayor and Alderman of Canterbury to Mr. Chr. Hales, Master of the Rolls, and John Hales, one of the Barons of the Exchequer.
R. O. On Monday night, John Barley, servant, as he saith, to the lord Warden of the Five Ports, came to Canterbury, and 24 outlandish men with him armed with moryspykes and handguns. They lodged in three several houses, John Barley with six others at the Red Lion. One John Standley, surgeon, gave information to Chr. Conway, borsholder of the ward of Westgate, then being in the King's watch in that ward, that Barley had mortally wounded a man at Barhamdowne the afternoon before. Whereupon the borsholder, with two watchmen, went about 9 o'clock the same night, to apprehend Barley, who with a hand-sword, and aided by the six foreigners, resisted and wounded the borsholder. I and my brethren, hearing a great number of strange persons were in the inns and were purposing to kill the borsholder, "reysed" certain persons and, accompanied by Henry Johnson, the King's servant, went to the place and endeavoured to calm their fury and apprehend Barley. Meanwhile among themselves one of them was killed. We arrested them and on this Tuesday last have examined them. The outlandish men say that Barley asked them to come to England with him and said he would put them into the King's wages and had the King's letters to that intent; Barley says they came of their own accord. We treat them as gently us we may till we hear from you what to do with them. Canterbury, Wednesday, 8 August. Signed: Robt. Lewys.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.: Robt. Leder.
[SYM] Apparently this letter was originally enclosed in another cover addressed by Hales' clerk to "lord Cromwell, lord Keeper of the King's Privy Seal."
8 Aug. 476. Northill, Beds.
R. O. Receipt given 8 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII. by Thos. and John Carter of Beston, Beds, (in pursuance of the award of 6 Aug., No. 458), to Reynold Tychemersh, Will. Fleecher, and Hugh Haroden, wardens of the lands belonging to the chapel of St. Anne set on the porch of Northieveil church, for 8l. in full satisfaction of their interest in said lands.
8 Aug. 477. John Bishop of Bangor to Cromwell.
R. O. A commission of sewers was lately directed to my lord of Winchester, the writer, and others, for the river between Southampton and Winchester; and they have since received the King's letters and Cromwell's to "sharpen" them forward. Have taken such order as will appear by a book sent by this bearer, who can explain everything. Payment of money is resisted on the ground that we have exceeded our commission; but every foot both of water and land has been well viewed. Hide, 8 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal Endd.
8 Aug. 478. Thomas [Vaux Lord] Harowdon to Cromwell.
R. O. The two bearers were my sureties to one Latham of London, goldsmith, who has vexed them sore. Please be a mean to the King for me for his Grace to recompense me for the overplus of Grenes Norton; I would pay him and all others I owe unto: or else stay Latham's suit against them. My only trust is in you. Harowdon, 8 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
8 Aug. 479. Norfolk to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. v. 99.
Received yesterday Cromwell's letters of the 6th, and this day those of the 7th. Does not see why he was forbidden to come to the King at Ampthill when affairs had to be debated with the ambassador of Scotland and for the ordering of the council here after his departure. Wonders at this after his many representations. Fears he has back friends. Wishes the council that is to remain after his departure to be appointed some time before he leaves. Cannot express all the pricks of agony that are in his heart, and now he is like to be maimed in his right arm. Does not know about the expedition of his daughter's causes or his own for Bungay. Toplif Lodge, 8 Aug.
P.S.—The fellow with the "sanslyme" face, whom Crane accused, was brought to him by Sir Thomas Hilton. The other three that were apprehended will be brought to him on Sunday next.
Added in his own hand: The loss of a finger would not cause him so much sorrow as not to see his master at this time.
Sealed. Add.: Lord Privy Seal, Endd.
8 Aug. 480. Thos. Bull, Mayor of Plymouth, (fn. n1) to Cromwell.
R. O. By Cromwell's help they are all agreed and all dissension clearly extinguished. Trusts that he will be no more troubled with them if Jas. Horswell may come no more to the town, who has been the chief occasion of these dissensions. Men despair of his amendment, for he is a man of a marvellous nature, disposed naturally to malice, loving to keep a great port divers ways, which cannot be maintained without "souking" the poor people, for he has nothing to live on save a poor office, which doing truly cannot be worth 20 nobles a year, and he is greatly indebted, Plymouth, 8 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
8 Aug. 481. La Rochepot to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I hear that the crews of my galleons captured a hoy of Holland laden with beer on the 3rd instant, and took it to Calais, where they have been imprisoned. As truce was proclaimed in our camp on the last of July, and I wish to observe it, I desire you to restore the hoy and its cargo to the owners, and to send back my men. Amiens, 8 Aug. 1537. Signed.
Fr., p. l. Add.
8 [Aug.] 482. C[alais] Pursuivant to the Lord [Deputy] of Calais.
[Calig. E. i,
B. M.
Did not find the hoys on his arrival at Newhaven, but at Cawdebek with the men-of-war. Informed the lieutenant of the Admiralty and delivered the Deputy's letters directed to the captains of the havens. He refused to meddle in the matter till he had orders from the Vice-admiral. Was referred to the secretary, who wrote in his master's name to the lieutenant to do justice, for my lord would soon be at home. Notwithstanding, "as a false Judas ..... two hours before my lord's arriving he [the lieutenant] gave sent[ence] the hoys and all things therein to be as good prize[s as] they were Flemings within borde, making no mention [of] the English mariners which they had set alond," as he will perceive by this bearer. His lordship promised satisfaction on his arrival, but he thinks they are "as all one as Jack un[der] the hedge." Sends a letter from him. At the advice of Hew Gyles advertised my lord ambassador of it. Has none but French news, which is commonly untrue. Rowen, 8 ....
Hol., mutilated, pp. 2. Add.: To the right hon., &c. my lord [Deputy] of Calais."
8 Aug. 483. William Lok, Mercer, to Cromwell.
R. O. Antwerp, 8 Aug. 1537. General discontent with the truce. People think Turwyn would have been won in four days. The under captains offered "to leffe there hedds" if allowed to assault it, and were promised an answer next morning when the truce was announced. Numbers of the men, both horse and foot, have come over the water to this town already. They have been coming through for five days. The Emperor will never be able to raise so many good men again. No man yet knows more of the truce than that it is for 10 months. As I came hither there were both at Dunkirk and Nieuport five or six crayers laden with wheat, rye, and barley from Kent.
P.S. Was wont to write to the King, but there is nothing worth reporting. Mr. Governor is not yet come to the mart from the lady Regent.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
8 Aug. 484. Harvel to Morison.
R. O. Wrote last on the 28th ult. Has not heard from Morison for a long season. The Turk's navy of 300 sail arrived on the 26th ult. in Puglia, and landed 10,000 foot and 2,000 horse at Castro. The saying is they would take Tarento or Brundusium, the two best propng[nacula] of the realm of Naples, and thus have secure shipping. Andrea Doria has done memorable acts with 28 galleys, for besides taking 10 Turkish ships coming from Alexandria with victuals and munitions and a ship coming from Ancona, he has taken 15 of their best galleys after a severe fight in which he lost 200 men and the enemy were all slain except about 600. It is said he has assembled 60 ships in Messina, and will have 60 or 70 galleys, of which there are 25 at Genoa, which will pass on after the 10,000 Almains have entered Italy. There has been a skirmish between Venetian and Turkish galleys lately, in which three or four galleys of both parts perished. The Venetians fear the Turk and will join the Emperor. On the 1st inst. Filippo Stroci was captured near Florence by 2,000 Imperials, when he and his company were going to join with 3,000 men in another place. About 200 of the chief outlaws of the city were made prisoners. They are now utterly without hope of change. Nothing has occurred in Piedmont, but when the Almains come the marquis of Guasto will be doing. The 2,000 revolted Spaniards have returned to their duty. Ferdinando has two powers in Hungary but they do nothing. The French King's death was reported here yesterday, and also that Toroin (Terouenue) would yield. Venice, 8 Aug. 1537.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: M. Ricardo Morison—in Londra. Endd.
9 Aug. 485. Cromwell to [the Irish Commissioners].
St. P.ii.
The King has received such another letter from James of Desmond as the copy enclosed in my letters by Patrick Barnwell. As he appears conformable and offers to reduce Munster in two years with 300 men, you are to show him the King takes his letters in good part. You shall then with the advice of others consider his intentions and weigh his power if the King should take such order between him and the young man, whose title most men prefer. Ampthill, 9 Aug.
P.S. The King knows that James of Desmond has in his country James de la Hyde and Parson Walsche, two detestable traitors, and the son of Kildare. At your first conference you must get him to deliver them up "for an doubted argument of his truth, which in words and writing he sueth to deliver the same to the Deputy." If he will not deliver them you shall try to get them against his will, for the King has it much to heart.
Pp. 2. (See No. 389, vii.).
9 Aug. 486. Cromwell to [the Irish Commissioners].
The bearer, Martin Skryn, had a bill signed by the late Deputy for the Custom of Carlingford, which I understand appertains to the castle there which is given to Gerome Lynne. Please examine the matter, and if you find that the office belongs to Lynne by his patent, make this man some honest recompense. If Lynne have no right, then make him a lease at the rate this man would have paid. Ampthill, 9 Aug.
P. 1. (See No. 389, ix.).
9 Aug. 487. Richard Taverner to Wriothesley.
R. O. Has been absent from Court, having had to resort to London, where the plague reigns, and being busy preparing for his marriage. Begs to be excused to my Lord. Made close search in Norfolk as to the patronage of Brisley Church, but cannot find my Lord's right. (fn. n2) Yet Mr. Godsalf showed me that Mr. Hogain and others had made search long before, i.e., on the rumor of the country, which was. so much in favour of my Lord's right that he could not but think so. "From Sir Giles Capell's, who heartily commendeth him unto you, in Essex, on St. Lawrence even."
Hol., p 1. Endd.
9 Aug. 488. John Hales to [Cromwell].
R. O. Encloses a letter which the mayor of Canterbury sent yesterday to the Master of the Rolls and to him. When it arrived the Master of the Rolls was hunting with the Archbishop in one of his parks, 11 miles from Canterbury, and Hales was just returning to his house at Canterbury. The Master of the Rolls, having no time to write, bade Hales tell the mayor to advertise your lordship of the truth of the matter in the letter, and to detain John Barley and the 24 Dutchmen with whom he came to England, and who ride armed, contrary to statutes, until he knows your lordship's pleasure. Canterbury, Thursday, 9 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Endd.
9 Aug. 489. Sir Wm. Parre to Cromwell.
R. O. On Tuesday last received the King's letters commanding him to accompany Pollard in surveying the lands of Husy, Barlinges, and Christede. As the King is coming to Grafton, would rather have gone there. Asks Cromwell to go to his house and repose there, though he cannot be there himself.
Reminds him of the suit of the people of Lincoln for lands in the city belonging to the two abbeys. Pollard has surveyed it all to the King's use, to the impoverishing of the city and Parre's reproach, as he was petitioner for them. Asks Cromwell to order Pollard either to deliver the survey in again or detain it without engrossing.
Last Saturday, at Northampton, caused a person's ear to be nailed to the pillory for saying that he trusted before he died to see those who were of counsel for plucking down abbeys, hanged. He shall remain in prison until Cromwell's pleasure be known. Sleforde, 9 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
9 Aug. 490. The Earl of Worcester to Lord Ferrers.
R. O. When together before the King's Council in the Marches, granted him the understewardship of Arrustly and Keviliock. The King has directed to the Earl, master Chambre, and other, a commission of entry into the said lordship, authorising Chambre to survey it and receive arrearages, tallages, &c. which lord Ferrers' deputies have received, and the country is not content therewith. Does not wish any courts to be kept by him or his deputies, lest inconveniences should arise, till the King's pleasure be known. Tynterne, 9 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Mem. at the foot (not in lord Ferrers' hand): "I received this letter by John Body, the earl of Worcester's servant, on the 8th day of October."
9 Aug. 491. Abbot of Arbroath to Cromwell.
R. O. Coming from the King my master to the King his uncle I heard at Stantfurd that his Grace was in these parts, and send the bearer, officer of arms, to your lordship, to learn when I may have "presence" of his Grace. Stantfurd, 9 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Sealed and Endd.
9 Aug. 492. Anthoine de Calonne to the Deputy of Calais.
R. O. Has received his letters asking for the return of English prisoners in the Emperor's service taken at Balinghen in the English pale.
Expects the Seneschal (fn. n3) tomorrow, and will speak to him on the subject. Autinghes castle, 9 Aug. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
9 Aug. 493. James Basset to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Excuses himself for writing nothing more than that he has received half a crown of the Rose, as the messenger was in a hurry. Begs her to send him three cramp-rings of gold and three of silver. Paris, 9 Aug.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.: Madame la Debitis a Calleis.
9 Aug. 494. Hugh Gills to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Has resorted to the premier President and Mons. de Moy, vice-admiral, but cannot obtain the deliverance of the three hoys detained at Dieppe: only that we shall have justice before the high admiral's judge at the Marble Stone, Rouen. Thinks they will condemn the hoys, as they have done those laden with the King's timber. After my arrival at Rouen, Jas. Thomas, owner of one of the hoys, sent his son William to my lord of Winchester to obtain redress. They invent all kinds of delays. This day, 9 Aug., Calais, the pursuivant, left for Paris to my lord of Winchester, by whom I hope for redress. Begs to come home. At the Admiral's place within a mile of Caudebec, 9 Aug. 1537.
P.S. All the lords here have been very busy since the truce, and we Englishmen think that there is something amiss, and hear say very secretly that the man with the great nose (Francis I.) is departed out of this world so that the truce was proclaimed in the Dolphin's name. The Vice-admiral will give no safe-conducts.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
10 Aug. 495. Sir Thos. Audeley, Chancellor, to Cromwell.
R. O. Since the receipt of your last I have stayed still the Frenchmen at Harwich and caused them to be examined. I can find no piracy yet done by them, but two of them, about two years ago, robbed a poor Englishman on the coast, of Normandy, who has long sued in France for remedy, but could never get the thieves that robbed him. If they were all committed to ward, as your letters direct, they would fill the gaol. They would fain go and leave the ship behind them, which only contains ordnance, and no goods or victuals to find themselves with. If they go to gaol they are like to perish of hunger, for Englishmen will do no charity to them. They are as proud knaves as I have talked with. Please make my recommendations to the King and Queen. I thank your Lordship for your last news. St. Osy Abbey, St. Lawrence Day.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
10 Aug. 496. Edward Large, Priest.
R. O. Depositions taken 10 Aug., 29 Hen. VIII.
John Bragden, examined before Wm. Lucy and John Combes, says that Sir Edward Large never spoke or preached in the church of Hampton that Christ did not die for us now alive, but only for those that died before his Incarnation. His preaching always was the contrary. Never heard him preach that if Christ were now alive again he should die as cruel a death, "as ye see how their heads go off now daily," but he said, "Think you not if Christ were here now, that he should not be put to death? Yea, verily if some of the high bishops might have as great power as they have had."
ii. Adam Crave says he never heard Sir Edw. Large preach that Christ died only for those before his Incarnation, nor that if he were now alive he should die as cruel a death, &c.
iii. Thomas Percival confirms the preceding depositions, and says he heard Large preach "that Christ and his word is all one, and he that would burn Christ's word would burn him if he had him." He also heard him say that if his father had been in the North in the rebellion he would do no more for him than he would do for a Turk.
iv. John Pyper heard him preach no such words as alleged, and Ralph Symkox, Robt. Daves, Robt. Walles, Robt. Hopkyns, Thos. Crave, John Sare, John Hygyns, John Staunton, Robt. Pere (?), Thos. Tyller, Ric. Lynton, Robt. Tyller, Simon Rogers, John Payne, Nich. Wylkynson, Wm. Scheperd, Ric. Edwards, Robert Wotton, and George Grevith give testimony to the like effect. Signed by Lucy and Combes.
Pp. 3. Endd.
10 Aug. 497. Tunstall to Cromwell.
R. O. Has forborne to write since his departure from London, first, on account of the mortality about London, which made him afraid to send a messenger till all his company were clear; and, 2ndly, because they have been attacked with the sweat since he came hither. All his servants have escaped but one, who died by misordering of himself. Will therefore abstain from resorting to Cromwell as long as he thinks right. Sends meanwhile a letter which has come from Sir Thomas Tempest, which he intended to have brought himself, that ye may consider whether there be any more in my letters than in yours. Thinks some one should be left in Norfolk's place to keep in order the tenants of the lands which have come into the King's hands. Laylame, 10 Aug.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
10 Aug. 498. Jehan Fouber to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I sent my servant to Calais to obtain information about a ship belonging to my brother taken by a French ship during the truce, and he made report that it was necessary to give surety for the said ship to the sum of 120 angels in case it should be found lawful prize. I beg you will send one of your servants as surety, and I bind myself to save you harmless. Ostande, 10 Aug. 1537.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
10 Aug. 499. Card. Pole to Card. Contarini.
Poli Epp. ii.
Again commends the services of the Card, of Liege. An opportunity of requiting them has arisen as will be seen by letters which Verona writes to Dominus Carolus de Fano. Would have returned this time at once on learning the Pope's wish had not Verona brought a message from the Queen's court that the card. of Liege would like to see him before he left. The Cardinal is now only eight miles off and will be here in two days. Priolus writes the rest. Liege, 10 Aug. 1537.


  • n1. Bull was mayor from Mich. 1536 to Mich. 1537. See Jewitt's Hist. of Plymouth, p. 88.
  • n2. In 1537 the living of Brisley was vacant, and it was obtained by William Flint on the presentation of Hugh Hastings.—Blomefield's Hist, of Norfolk, ix. 470.
  • n3. Du Bies.