Henry VIII: October 1537, 26-31

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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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October 1537, 26-31

26 Oct. 988. Sir Thos. Palmer to Lord Lisle.
R. O. We have here heavy tidings. The bruit was that the Queen died on Tuesday, but she was alive late on Wednesday night, "and if good prayers can save her, she is not like to die, for never lady was so much plained with every man, rich and poor." The King will be at York Place on Tuesday night. There is no time to sue, or the money would have been paid two days ago. I beg you to remember your promise for Thos. Appowell. I am sure you have a sufficient warrant both from the King and my lord Admiral, and also from my lord Privy Seal, by three of his letters. I trust Mr. Surveyor will not be against it so that he will have the next, for I spoke with him here in London. I will see you discharged when you admit him, or else count me the falsest man that ever was born. London, 26 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
26 Oct. 989. G. Earl of Shrewsbury to Cromwell.
R. O. Begs Cromwell's intercession for his daughter, the widow of the late earl of Northumberland, who is entitled to the third part of his lands, that she may have licence to sue for her dower. Is troubled with his old diseases and cannot make pursuit for her himself. Hansworth, 26 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
26 Oct. 990. The West Marches.
Calig. B. iii.
B. M.
"The copy of a proclamation made for the West Marches of England and Scotland, and proclaimed at Gretno church the 26th Oct.," pursuant to an arrangement made by Robert lord Maxwell, warden of the West March of Scotland and Sir Thos. Wharton, kt., deputy warden of the West March of England, at a meeting on the 16th of this instant October 1537 according to an agreement dated 27 Sept., for redress of grievances. On that day deliverance was made on either side for all attempts since Sir Thomas Wharton was made deputy warden, and next day the wardens met at Rocleff; after which the "syssers" continued their sittings daily in England and Scotland till 25th Oct., when 142 bills for English subjects and 186 for Scotch subjects were made foul or clean, and it was agreed to meet at Crossopefut on Friday, 23 Nov., for "attemptates" committed since the 2 July 1533. The Scots are to give their bills in at Carlisle to John Thomson, customer, the English at the "Armetage in Ledesdall." The wardens will meet at Lochmabenstone on Monday come 5 weeks, 27 Nov., (fn. n1) for due execution of this proclamation.
Pp. 4.
27 Oct. 991. Cromwell to [The Irish Commissioners].
R. O. The King has made lord James Butler constable of his castles of Catherlaghe and Kylka and wills you to assign him a convenient pension and suitable retinue. Desires favour for Ossory and lord Butler. The Neate beside Westminster, 27 Oct.
Copy, half page.
27 Oct. 992. Sir John FitzJames to Cromwell.
R. O. Thanks him for his letter in answer to his excuse for not keeping the assizes in Devon and Cornwall. They die fast of the great sickness between London and his poor house, so that no man can ride that way without great danger unless he ride 26 miles without baiting, which FitzJames cannot do. As there is no great business, asks Cromwell to obtain for him licence to tarry at home for this term. Horsynton, 27 Oct.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd. The Lord Chief Justice.
27 Oct. 993. Bishop Roland Lee to Cromwell.
R. O. According to your command, I have sent your letters to the lords of Worcester and Ferrers, and shall prepare for them at the day appointed with so many of the commissioners as I can get to assist me. Lately I wrote to your Lordship by my cousin Doctor, and gave him letters of credence for the "commissions to be new made for Mr. Sylzard the book of his admission for his diet. God send him well to do!" Concerning Sir Piers Dutton's admission, has exhibited his commissions and a letter from my lord Chancellor to have commons and fee, which I cannot give without warrant. For the appropriation of Hanbery parsonage sedi episcopali in recompense of my house and rents there; I beg I may have the rents for this year. "Of the good behaviour of the countries of Arustle and Kavelioke, and of the courting there at this time, these matters be therein." 27 October.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 Oct. 994. Wm. Lord Sandys to Cromwell.
R. O. This Sunday, 28 Oct., I received a letter from my friend John Norris, gentleman-usher, with most sorrowful and heavy news of the departure of the Queen's Grace, whose place of interment is not yet decided. Let me know if I shall repair to Court. I was present at Asher in a chamber with one sick, and therefore avoided the King's presence.
Norris tells me I must be contented to wait awhile. Let me know when I shall give my attendance. The Vine, 28 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
28 Oct. 995. Bishop Roland Lee to Cromwell.
R. O. This Council directed the King's letters to Walter Herbert, deputy-steward to the earl of Worcester, to bring up a strong thief called Hugh Lewes, sister's son to Edward Lewes, a great officer in the Earl's service. The said Walter answered that we should write to the Earl, being the head officer. We then directed the King's letters to both, and the felon was sent up, the said Walter sending the enclosed letter showing that the delay was due to the Earl's command. Between the said Earl and Mr. Deveroux is like to be new business concerning the appointing of officers in Arustley and Kevylyok. On the 4th November the parties will take an end before us. Shrowisbury, 28 October. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Crumwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 Oct. 996. Bishop Roland Lee to Dr. Belyses.
R. O. Move my good lord, and yours, that, if the sheriff of Worcestershire be removed this year, Mr. Pakyngton (fn. n2) may have that room for the advantage of this Council. I have written to the justices to name him as one. Screysbury, 28 October.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
28 Oct. 997. Rich. Hassall to Cromwell.
R. O. At the coming down of the lady Mary into these Marches of Wales, I was appointed, by the King, solicitor to her Grace, and have remained in the said office with the King's Commissioners here. Now that God has sent us a prince I beg you will have me in remembrance when the King appoints his officers here. Shrewsbury, 28 October. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
28 Oct. 998. Sir Richard Bulkeley to Cromwell.
R. O. My cousin Doctor Arthur Bulkeley, of the number of the Arches, has been chaplain to the duke of Suffolk this seven years. He now desires "to appertain to your Lordship, to do you service at his Grace's request." And as Mr. Bedell who was of your spiritual council is now dead, he would be the rather glad to do you service because of his former acquaintance with your goodness. I pray that at my request he may be the more acceptable. Bewmares, 28 October.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal, Sir Thomas Cromwell, Knight of the Garter. Endd.
29 Oct. 999. John Lord Scrope to Cromwell.
R. O. Begs he may have Cromwell's favour in certain causes which he desired Serjeant Hynde, when last in the country, to break to Cromwell. Bolton, 29 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Lord Scrope of Bolton.
29 Oct. 1000. Sir Thomas Wharton to Cromwell.
R. O. Where I am urged to write of the good service done to the King by the bearer John Bayrnffelde, late servant to the bp. of Kerlesle "that dead is"; the truth is, he was mayor of Kerlesle this troublous year past and the services of him and the town are well known to you. He cannot enjoy the said bishop's gifts to him without your favour. He has served the King truly, and is a man of honest conversation. Kerlesle, 29 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
30 Oct. 1001. The General Council.
Mon. Vat.,
Extract from a letter of the bp. of Modena, nuncio at Vienna, dated 30 Oct. 1537.
The delay of the Council, though justified, does not give satisfaction; and it is doubtful if the prelates of Germany will come on the 1st May, as they wish to have a provincial council and agree among themselves without the Pope. The Emperor's agents say wickedly that the Pope is the cause of all these wars and evils, even in the matter of Faith, and of the Council not having been held. The king of England's invective against the Council is everywhere read, and read again, and greatly alienates every one from the Pope. It has been printed again in Germany.
31 Oct. 1002. Sir Thos. Palmer to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I send you a commission containing more articles than were in the other, although, touching the Mayne broke, his Grace and his Council will not consent that it should be let to farm, but that it should remain as it has been accustomed time out of mind. It has cost me much labour before I could bring it to pass, both with the King and all his Council. I told the King before all the Council that rather than consent to its being let to farm I wished his Grace would banish me his realm for ever, so it might be declared that I had not offended him or his laws. As for your other commission that Marche did bring, you may counsel him at your pleasure, and bind me by this bill to be your discharge. Commend me to my lady. "And as for to seyt you mo days to come home, I well not," for I think it will be Easter before I come, but I will make an end if I should stay till Midsummer. I pray you be good lord to Thos. Appowell. London, Hallowmas even.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
1003. Sir Thomas Palmer to Cromwell.
R. O. Is glad to hear Cromwell will continue his good lord, for at Calais it is reported otherwise, "yn so meche that Marche (?) not beyng no honest man nor neyvyr was, hathe gevyn commandment to hym that ys my tenante that he chall not pay me my rente." Is at Cromwell's command to the last drop of his blood. Has much need to be despatched if he should continue in his room; "for wheyr I was por when I came over I am now worse than pore."
Begs Cromwell's favour to this young child. His father is a worshipful man and offers to serve Cromwell with 100 horse.
Hol., p. 1. Sealed. Add.: lord of the Privy Seal. Endd.
[— Oct.] 1004. [Cromwell] to Lord William Howard and Gardiner.
R. O.
St. P. viii. 1.
They are to announce to Francis that though the Prince is well and "sucketh like a child of his puissance," the Queen, by the neglect of those about her who suffered her to take cold and eat such things as her fantasy in sickness called for, is dead. The King, though he takes this chance reasonably, is little disposed to marry again, but some of his Council have thought it meet for us to urge him to it for the sake of his realm, and he has "framed his mind, both to be indifferent to the thing and to the election of any person from any part that with deliberation shall be thought meet." Two persons in France might be thought on, viz., the French king's daughter (said to be not the meetest) and Madame de Longueville, of whose qualities you are to inquire, and also on what terms the King of Scots stands with either of them. Lord William must not return without ascertaining this, but the inquiry must be kept secret.
Winchester's letters, by his servant Massye, to the King and [Cromwell] arrived last night. His Grace thanks him for his vigilance in investigating the news, especially the terms on which the Emperor and the French king stand as to the peace, and also for his gift of Asher, "albeit the same be given with Nichil agis dolor," for the assurance of which he will shortly send a deed for the bp. to sign. Gardiner, however, wrongs both the writer and others in that matter imputing forgetfulness to them. "I am sorry, my lord, to see you so contentious and to have so little care of your friends. Of what sort I have been towards you I do refer myself to the King's Majesty and to sundry others of his Council that hath known the proceedings here. And yet, to be plain with you, when I wrote that the King's Majesty took pleasure in your house and would make a chace about it which should make it no house for your store, methought it required at least such an answer as might have declared that you had been glad of it; in which case you should not have needed to have called to remembrance the lesson of Possidon (fn. n3), Nichil agis dolor, for that hath place where there is a grief."
Answers a complaint of Gardiner's touching Cromwell's non-fulfilment of promises about a horse and other matters. The King wishes Gardiner to treat the abbot of Arbroath in friendly wise, his master being the King's nephew. As for the instructions he desires, the King cannot determine till he knows the covenants; which he must endeavour to discover, meanwhile sticking on the point of his promise to join his Majesty with him as a principal ontrahent.
Will with speed cause money to be delivered to his servant Peter Larke. The rest of his suits the King will answer in his next letters.
In Wriothesley's hand.
R. O. 2. Copy of the first part of the preceding.
Pp. 2. Erroneously endorsed by Cecil as a letter from Secretary Wriothesley.
1005. Norfolk to Cromwell.
R. O. "My Lord, I require you to be good lord to John Horsley, to be shryff of Northumberland, according as I spoke to you this day. Yours assuredly, T. Norffolk."
Hol. Add.: my lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
1006. J. Chaderton to the Earl of Southampton.
R. O. This afternoon, with Thos. Hancokkes, boarded the Frenchman who took the "Aragosey," and required them not to carry her away till his Lordship was advertised thereof, as they had taken her at this town aground and there were Englishmen's goods in her, telling them that doubtless the King and the Earl would be contented that they should have what by reason they ought to have. They answered that as soon as the wind served they would bring her to Newhaven or Brest; that there was a law in France as well as in England, and if they had done wrong, remedy could be had there. There were little goods in her. Four Frenchmen were slain by her ordnance. She is not yet past St. Elyns. Portsmouth, Monday afternoon.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: High Admiral of England.
1007. Robert Warmyngton to Wriothesley.
R. O. The bearer, servant of the prior of Tynemouth, lately delivered, to my lord, letters from his master, that my lord President of the North might take into his hands the dispute between Chr. Metford of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and the prior. The writer also lately delivered letters to my lord (copy enclosed) for another purpose. Desires an answer, and that these poor men, the prior's servants, who brought, and delivered to Mr. Lorde, 200 marks for part of the first fruits of Tynemouth may be despatched. Desires the enclosure returned.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
1008. Grants in October 1537.
1. The Cistercian Abbey of St. Mary, Hulton, alias Hilton, Staff., Cov. and Lich. dioc. Exemption from suppression. Edw. Wilkyns to be abbot. Del Westm., 1 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 10.
2. The priory of St. Mary, Swinhey ("de Swyna"), Yorks., of the order of St. Bernard. Exemption from suppression. Helen Deyn to be prioress. Del. Westm., 1 Oct 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 9.
3. Thos. Crumwell, K.G., lord Crumwell, the King's chief secretary, and keeper of the Privy Seal. Grant in fee of the house and site of the suppressed priory of Michilham, Sussex; the church, &c.; a watermill near the same; the lordships and manors of Michelham, Sharnefold, Downeaysshe, Haylisham, Helyngly, Otham, Willyngdowne, Janynge, Arlyngton, Westham, Isenherst, Cowden, Sutton, Seeford, and Chyntynge, Sussex, belonging to the said late priory; the rectories of the churches of Langton, Alfriston, and Fletchyng, Sussex, and the advowsons of the parish churches and vicarages thereof; a pasture called "le Marles," another pasture called Gordhoppe; the lands called Bramley, Gawyngrove, and Knothatch, a grove of wood containing 30 acres, the lands called Bakehouse Feld and Hog-broke, a pasture called "Holsham lond," a marsh called Laneys mershe, a meadow called Home mershe, a piece of land called Longsawts, and another near the lands of Hen. Sawte, pieces of land called Pitfield and Marlyngs, a pasture called Wideland, pieces of land called "Chesehouse mershe," "Fourtene acres," (fn. n4) Warwysshe, "Olde Courte," "le Whysshe," "Bulloks felde," "Cowelees," Pekkesfeld, and Fellonds, and the land called Olde Parke; all which lie in Mychelham, Arlington, Haylesham, Westham, Sutton, and Seeford, Sussex, and belonged to the said late priory. Also all lands, &c., called Bere, Harman-shaye, Reners, Maunsellys, Shaldemarshe, Frothermarshe, Brodemershe, Dobbismarshe, Losemarshe, Hurstbrige, Crokerne, and Sebrands in Haylesham and Helyngly, Sussex; the two parcels of land called Kilbroke and Tanners in Arlyngton; all lands and tenements called Skyers in Arlyngton, and a croft of land there called Tanners, lying at Blake lane; all messuages, lands, &c., called Byrche in Arlyngton; a parcel of land called Sharnefold in Westham, Sussex; two parcels of land there in Sharnefold and Dutton; and all messuages, lands, &c., called Lane Lease, Pikfeld, and Panne in Westham; all messuages, lands, &c. called Ditton in Westham, in the tenure of Edw. Michilgrove and Rob. Gildredge; all messuages, &c. called Bolteacre in Westham. and Michilham in Willyngdone, Sussex; the watermill in Mafeld; all lands and tenements called Holewyche in Hartefeld, Sussex; all messuages, &c., called Broughton in Yevington, Sussex; all messuages, &c. called Highwallons, Kell, and Knokhatch in Arlyngton and Haylisham, and a tile-covered house there; and all other manors, &c. in the vills, &c. of Michelham, Langton, Alfriston, Fletchyng, Arlyngton, Haylisham, Westham, Sutton, Seeford, Sharnefold, Downeaysshe, Helynglye, Otham, Willyngdon, Janyng, Pemsey, Isenherst, Mafeld, Hartfeld, Cowden, Brighthelmyston, Chyntyng, Yevington, and Estbourne, Sussex, and elsewhere, belonging to the said late priory; in as full manner as Thos. Holbeme, the late prior, held the same. Annual value, 171l. 4s. 4 1/2d; rent, 71l. 4s. 4 1/2d. Del. Westm., 1 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII. S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
4. Will. Whorwood, the Solicitor-General, and Margaret his wife. Grant in fee of the reversions and rents reserved upon the following leases, viz.:—
(1.) Pat. 4 June 15 Hen. VIII. to Sir Edw. Sutton de Dudeley, late lord Dudeley, of the lordships and manors of Stourton and Kynvere, Staff., for 21 years, at 20l. rent, and (2) pat. 28 May 20 Hen. VIII. to Humph. Bowland, gentleman of the Exchequer, of the same, for 21 years from Mich. A.D. 1543, on the expiration of the preceding at 20l. rent and 40d. increase. Del. Westm., 1 Oct 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 27.
5. Thos. Pope and Margaret his wife. Grant in fee of the manor and farm of Thrope Underwood, alias Thrope Billet, alias Thrope Billet, Ntht., lands there and in Edon, alias Eydon, alias Aydon, Northt., and Long Compton, alias Magna Compton, Warw., the manor or farm of Syston, Linc., lands in Syston, and in Milton, Netherworton, Bambury, Nethrop, and Broughton, Oxon, the advowsons of the churches and vicarages of Wroxton and Balscott, Oxon, and Siston, Linc., with all glebe lands, &c., and all other possessions of the suppressed priory of Wroxton, Oxon. Also the grange and farm of Parva Chesterton, Oxon., belonging to the suppressed abbey of Rewley, alias Roialleu, Oxon; and all lands in Parva Chesterton and Wendelbury, Oxon, which belonged to that abbey. With views of frankpledge and other liberties. Annual value, 52l. 16s. 6d.; rent, 5l. 5s. 8d. Del. Westm., 1 Oct., 29 Hen. VIII. — S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 24.
6. Warwickshire.—Edw. Conway, John Fulwood, and Ric. Howse. Commission to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of Will. Wood. Westm., 1 Oct. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 38d.
7. Thos. Thirlebye, clk., the King's chaplain. Grant of the canonry and prebend in the collegiate church of St. Stephen, in the palace of Westminster, void by the death of John Underhyll. Hampton Court, 29 Sept., 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 16.
8. Hen. Morgan, LL.D., the King's chaplain. Presentation to the parish church of Mells, Bath and Wells dioc. Del. Terling, 4 Oct., 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
9. Geo. earl of Shrewsbury and Waterford (whose possessions in Ireland were granted to the King by a statute in the Parliament holden at Dublin 28 Hen. VIII.) Grant in fee of the site, &c. of the late abbey of Rufford, Notts; all messuages, houses, &c., in the said site and adjoining thereto; the lordships, manors, &c, of Rufford, Ekerynge, Bildisthorpe, Worsop, Walesby, Allerton, Wellugh, Notingham, Almeton, Kirsale, Mapulbek, Besthorp, Boughton, Kelkham, Codyngton, Parke-lathes, Kirketon, Slerthorpe, Estretford, Holme, Foxholes, Littilborugh, Rohagh, Southwell, and Morton, Notts; and the lordship of Rotheram, with all messuages, &c., in Rotheram, Thurleston, Charlecotes, and Wynleden, Yorks., belonging to the said lordship, &c.; with the rectory and patronage of the vicarage of Rotherham, and all lands and tenements in Brampton, Birchefeld, Abney, Chesterfeld, Shirbroke, and Glossopdale, Derby, with the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Glossopdale, which belonged to the suppressed abbey of Basywarke, Flintsh., and all other messuages, lands, &c, belonging to the said lordship of Glossopdale, whereof Nicholas late abbot of Basywarke was seized in right of his monastery; also all messuages, lands, &c, in Albourne and Dudmandale alias Barton, Linc., belonging to the said late abbey of Rufford; and all granges, messuages, &c., in the vills, fields, &c, of Rufford, Ekeringe, Bildisthorpe, Worsop, Walesby, Allerton, Wellugh, Notingham, Almeton, Kirsale, Mapulbek, Besthorp, Boughton, Kelkeham, Codyngton, Parkelatbes, Kirketon, Sterthorpe, Estretford, Holm, Foxholes, Litilborugh, Rohagh, Southwell, Morton, Rotheram, Thurleston, Charlecotes, Wynleden, Brampton, Birchefeld, Abney, Chesterfeld, Shirbroke, Albourne, and Dudmandale alias Barton aforesaid, whereof Thos. Dancaster, late abbot of Rufford, was seized in right of his monastery. Annual value of 246l. 15s. 5d.; rent, 46l. 15s. 5d.
A 21 years' lease granted under the Great Seal of the Court of Augmentation 20 Mar. 28 Hen. VIII., to Sir John Markham, of the house and site of the said late abbey of Rufford and certain meadows and pastures thereto belonging, is cited at the beginning of this entry. Del. Westm., 6 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 10.
10. Sir Francis Bryan. Grant in fee (for 790l. 3s. 4d.) of the reversion and rent reserved upon a lease granted to him by the Court of Augmentation 20 June 29 Hen. VIII., of the house and site of the suppressed priory Canons Aysheby, Northt., and a windmill within the said site; and all lands, meadows, and pastures thereto belonging, viz., pastures called " le Hegge," Sego, Suttons Close, "le Newfeld," "le Wyndmyll Feld," Watermyll Feld, "le Grasse Close," "le Owe Close," "le Cundite Close," "le Typpele," "le Thorne Close," and "Cowe pasture;" fields called Estfeld and "le Northfeld" alias "le Prestonfeld "; two little closes of land on the east side of "le wold"; a field called "le Westfeld" alias "Aydon Feld." with fisheries, &c.; with reservations; for 21 years, at 31l. 9s. 7d. rent.
Also grant of the church, belfry, and churchyard of the said late priory; and all groves and woods on the premises; and all messuages, &c, now in the tenures or occupations of Ric. Wilmer, Thos. Bull, Rob. Wilkyns, John Thornton, Will. Harvey, Agnes Becham, Hen. Wardys, Will. Bull, Will. Harvy, and John Gritton, belonging to the said late priory; with all rights as enjoyed by Ric. Collis, late prior of Canons Aysheby. Annual value, 40l. 4s. 1/4d.; rent, 4l. 8s. Del. Westm., 7 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 27.
11. Sir Thos. Wylloughby. Appointment as one of the justices of the Common Pleas. Westm., 9 Oct.—Pat., 29 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 41.
12. Commission of Gaol Delivery.
Norwich Gaol.—Sir Roger Townesend, Sir Will. Paston, Rob. Holdyche, Roger Woodhouse, John Robsard, Will. Yelverton, sen., Will. Yelverton, jun., John Wotton, and Edm. Grey. Westm., 9 Oct.—Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 19d.
13. Sir Edw. Seymour, viscount Beauchamp. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Sir John Seymour, deceased, and grandson and heir of John Seymour; and reversions on the deaths of Eliz. Seymour, widow of the said John and Margery Seymour, widow of the said Sir John, and mother of the said Sir Edward. Westm., 10 Oct. — Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p, 3, m. 6.
14. Reginald Scott. Livery of lands as brother and nearest heir male of Will. Scott, deceased, of the body of one Sir John Scott, likewise deceased, viz., of all the possessions of the said William in England, Wales, Calais, and Ireland (except the reversion of the manor of Brabourne, Kent, and of the possessions which Anne Scott, widow of the said William, holds for life as jointure); with profits since 5 June 28 Hen. VIII. Hampton Court, 15 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 5.
15. Thos. Aleyn or Alleyn. Licence to ask benevolence of all men to enable him to pay his creditors. Hampton Court, 11 Oct, 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Oct.—P.S.
16. Edw. Mountagu. Appointment as one of the King's serjeants-at-law. Del. Westm., 16 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 41.
17. Will. Buckenham, clk. Licence to alienate a messuage in Haddenham on the Hill, in the Isle of Ely, Camb., called Madingleis, with a close thereto adjoining, and two tofts called Chevyns and Codwyns, and certain land, &c. in Haddenham on the Hill, Sutton, Wyntworth, Wilberton, Stretham, and Wichford, in the Isle of Ely, and another messuage called Partriks and certain land, &c, in Hill, in the parish of Haddenham; certain land, &c., and a close which were formerly Stephyns, and a fishery of a weir called Osdelfwere alias Burneswere at Willyngham Meremouth; a tenement or messuage in Cambridge, in the parish of St. Edward in Foro Pisarum; which are of the annual value of 7 marks, as appears by inquisition taken before Thos. Rudston, escheator: to the master or wardens and fellows or scholars of the college or hall of St. Mary, commonly called Gunvylhall, Cambridge. This licence is granted in pursuance of pat. 15 Nov. 17 Edw. IV., granting the said college a mortmain licence to the annual value of 20l. Westm. 16 Oct. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 4.
18. Commission of Gaol Delivery.
Gloucester Castle: Sir John Bridges, Sir Nich. Poynts, Sir Walter Denys, Sir Edm. Tame, John Arnold, Ric. Rede, Rob. Whytney, David Broke, Rob. Wye, Ric. Cotton, Thos. Lane, and James Clyfford. Westm. 16 Oct. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 19d.
19. Sir Will. FitzWilliam, K.G., Great Admiral of England. Grant in tail male, of the reversions of the lands specified in the following leases, and the rents reserved thereon, viz.:—
(1.) By pat. 17 Mar. 10 Hen. VIII. to Miles Brikehed, of a water-mill in the lordship of Thorpe and Achurche, Northt., meadows and pastures in a great close called Conygarth there, and closes called Littel Conygarth and Litelholme, "le Parke" (in the castle there, in which ash and fruit trees grow), Willougholt and Chekergarden in the said lordship; parcel of the lands of the late countess of Richmond; for 21 years, at 6l. 10s. rent and 10s. increase. (2.) By pat. 21 Oct. 12 Hen. VIII. to Thos. Rouse, of the site and demesnes, &c. of the manor of Oveston, parcel of Richmond lands, Northt., and warrens thereto belonging, the agistment of Oveston Park, and the underwoods of certain acres of meadow [and] wood in Sywell Wood, near the lands of Sir Thos. Grene; for 21 years, at 6l. 6s. 8d. for the site, demesne, lands, &c, agistment and underwoods, and 10s. for warren, with reservations. (3.) By pat. 8 May 29 Hen. VIII. to Ric. Cotton, of the site of the manor Bedhampton, Hants, the herbage and pannage of Bedhampton Park, two corn-mills under one roof and a moor there called Mille more; for 21 years, at rents of 11l. for the site, 53s. 4d. for the herbage and pannage, 4l. for the mill and moor, 26s. 8d. of increase and 6s. 8d. of new increase.
Also grant of the manors of Toryton, Bovy Tracy, and Fremyngton, and the hundred of Fremyngton, Devon; the manor of Camell Reginæ (Queen's Camell) Somers.; the manors of Oveston, Torpell, Thorp and Achurche, Northt., and all messuages, lauds, &c, in the vills, fields, &c, of Toryton, Bovytracy, Fremyngton, Camell Regime, Oveston, Torpell, Thorp, and Achurche and elsewhere belonging to the said manors; also the manor of Bedhampton, to be held during the life of Ric. Cotton at the annual rent of a red rose, and after his decease at the annual rent of 26l. 13s. 4d. Also the house and site of the late priory of Shelbrede alias Shuldebrede, Sussex, the church, belfry, and churchyard of the said priory, a field called "le Westfeld," a meadow called "Beriesmede," a small croft of land adjoining the said meadow, a piece of land called Newland, a field of pasture called William at Redes, a piece of land and wood called Okeredes, a piece of land and wood called Crokener, and a moor, a piece of wood, land, and marsh called Lyvemershe, a croft of land called " le Condyt Crofte," a piece of land called Grenehills, a piece of land called Welchys, and the lands called Rodelond, Bushoppys Hurst, Courtlond, and Condit medowe; all which lie in Shuldebrede alias Shelbrede and Wellynchermere, Sussex, and belonged to the same priory. Also the rectory of Lavant and advowson of the vicarage thereof, and the chapel of Lynchemere belonging to the same late priory; and all manors, messuages, &c. in the vills, fields, &c. of Shelbrede alias Shuldebrede, Wellynchermere, Yapton, Rustyngton, Chechester, Midhurst, Petworth, Lavant, Parham, Bram shot, Glunde, Lewes, Hasilmere, Lurgasall, Lowdell, Almodyngton in le Manwoode, Fernehurst, Tullyngton, and Lyncher, Sussex, which belonged to the same priory, or which Geo. Walden, the late prior, held in right of the same on the 4 Feb. 27 Hen. VIII., &c. Also the house and site of the late abbey of Durford, Sussex; the church, belfry, and churchyard of the same; the manors of Hartynge and Rogate, Sussex, and the rectory of Rogate with the advowson of the vicarage thereof; the manors of Beriton, Hants, and Chilston, Kent, which belonged to the said late abbey; and all manors, messuages, &c. in the vills, &c. of Durford, Rogate, Hartyng, Stedham, Tillyton, Lurgasale, Tratton, Fernehurst, Ipyng, Heyshott, Holney, Brambrough, Bright Hempston, Westichenor, Westdene, Yapton, and Tangmere, Sussex, and in Beriton, Petersfeld, the soc of Winchester, Laugrige and Lisse, Hants, Shalbourne, Berks, Arlyngton alias Ablyngton and Mayden Wynterborn alias Cheriton, Wilts, Chilston, Kent, and Compton, Surrey, belonging to the said late abbey. Also the rectories of the parish churches of Hampton and Walbertou and Barncham, Sussex, belonging to the late priory of Boxgrave, Sussex, and the advowsons of the vicarages, with all glebe lands, &c. belonging thereto; all messuages, lands, &c. called Longmarshe in Pagham, Sussex; all messuages, &c. in the vills, &c. of Marewe near Guildford, Surrey; Drayton, Pagham, Hampton and Walberton, Yapton, Ovyng and Barneham, Sussex; and all messuages, &c. in Mondon alias Moudeham and Hunston, Sussex, belonging to the said late priory; all which Thos. Myles, the late prior, held in right of the same priory on the 4 Feb. 27 Hen. VIII. The premises belonging to the aforesaid late monasteries are valued at 264l. 16s. 5d. a year, to be held at the annual rent of 28l. 4s. 9d. Del. Westm. 17 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
20. Sir Ralph Waren, citizen and alderman of London. Commission as justiciar for the merchants of Germany, viz., those having the house in London called "Gwildehalda Theutonicorum," according to their privileges. Westm., 17 Oct. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 24d.
21. Sir Will. FitzWilliam, K.G., Great Admiral of England. Charter creating him earl of Southampton, with succession in tail male; and 20l. a year, in support of the title, out of the issues of the port of Southampton. Del. Hampton Court, 18 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat., p. 1, m. 20.
22. Sir Edw. Sainctmaur, Viscount Beauchamp. Patent, granting him the title of earl of Hertford, with succession in tail male of himself and of —— (blank) his present wife, or any future wife; with 20l. a year, in support of the title, out of the customs and subsidies of the port of Southampton. Del. Hampton Court, 18 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
23. Egyptians.—Commission to all justices, mayors, sheriffs, &c. to apprehend certain "Egipciens" for having robbed one Martyne Femyne, the King's servant (who, with his wife and servants were wounded and their lives endangered by the said Egyptians, whose names are contained in letters in the possession of the said Martyne), to commit the said Egyptians to prison until they make full restitution to the said Martyne of his goods or the value thereof, and after-wards to compel them to depart out of the realm. Del. Westm., 18 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
24. Will. Bonde, yeoman of the Guard. To have the corrody in the monastery of Serne, Dorset., void by the death of Ric. Marcer. T. 18 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
25. Sir Thos. Audeley and Christina his wife. Release of the annual farm or rent of 4 marks issuing from the hundred of Lexden, Essex, which hundred formerly belonged to Sir Rob. Payton, and now to the said Sir Thomas and Christina. Also grant to the same of the sheriff's turn in the said hundred which is held twice a year; with strays, waifs, and other liberties in the same hundred. Del. Westm., 20 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat., p. 5, m. 41.
26. Geo. earl of Huntington and Anne his wife, and Francis lord Hastynges s. and h. apparent of the said earl and Katharine his wife. Licence to alienate the manors, and advowsons of the churches of Stanlake, and Broughton, Oxon, to Thomas lord Crumwell. Westm., 20 Oct. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 7;—also p. 1, m. 24 (cancelled because elsewhere).
27. Sir Arthur Darcy and Will. Maunsfelde, a gentleman-usher of the Chamber. Grant in survivorship of the office of steward of Galtres forest and of the lawn in the said forest; and master of the hunt of deer there; and of all lawns therein; with herbage and pannage, windfalls, &c.; with the usual fees, as enjoyed by the said Sir Arthur, Anth. Ughtred, deceased, or II en. Marney, deceased; on surrender of patent, 20 Dec. 26 Hen. VIII., granting the same to the said Sir Arthur alone. Hampton Court, 6 Oct., 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 29. *** This patent was surrendered by Sir Arthur Darcy on the 16 May, 34 Hen. VIII., as appears by a note on the privy seal.
28. Thos. Cliff. To be keeper of the King's wardrobe in Nottingham Castle vice Laurence Holand, deceased; with fees payable out of the issues of Nottingham Castle and the mills and meadows thereto adjoining. Del. Westm., 20 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 9.
29. John Gwynneth, elk. Presentation to the provostship or parish church of Clenokvawre with the chapels and church of Llangeinwenn and Llangaffo thereto annexed, Bangor dioc., vice Will Glynne, clk., deceased. Del. Westm., 22 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat., p. 5, m. 29.
30. Commissions to make inquisitions p.m., viz.:—
Yorkshire: To John Barton, Thos. Wentworth, Edw. Barston, and John Bradford, on the lands and heir of John Stillyngton, deceased.
Yorkshire: To the same, on the lands and heir of Thos. Baker.
Yorkshire: To the same, on the lands and heir of Ric. Langley.
Yorkshire: To the same, on the lands and heir of Rob. Saunton.
Westm., 22 Oct.
Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 19d.
31. Commission of the Peace.
Middlesex: T. abp. of Canterbury, Sir Thos. Audeley, Chancellor, Thos. duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Thos. lord Crumwell, Thos. earl of Rutland, Will, earl of Southampton, Will, prior of St. John's of Jerusalem in England, Andrew lord Wynde-sore, Chr. Hales, M.R., Sir John Spelman, John Baker, Attorney General, Sir John Daunce, Sir Thos. Nevell, Sir Brian Tuke, Sir John Aleyn, John Hales, Humph. Broun, serjeant-at-law, Sir Roger Cholmeley, serjeant-at-law, Edm. Pekham, John Skewes, John Pakyngton, Ric. Pollard, Will. Patchett, Roger More, John Croke, Ric. Aunesham, Rob. Cheseman, John Palmer, John Newdegate, John Lymsey, Rob. Curson, Thos. Byllyngton, John Greynveyle, Hen. Whitre- son, John Tawe, Thos. Robertys, Francis Goodyre, Jasper Leeke.—Westm., 22 Oct. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 9 d.
32. Monastery of St. Alban's, Herts. Mortmain license to Robert the abbot and the convent to acquire lands to the annual value of 20l. Del. Westm., 23 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
33. Will. Cobden, the prior, and the convent of the house and church of Friars Preachers (Black Friars) of the town of Guildford, Surrey. Annuity of 20 marks in pure alms. Hampton Court, 21 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 40.
34. Thos. Morley, late abbot of the monastery of Stanley. Appointment as bishop of Marlborough, suffragan of the see of Salisbury; the said Thomas being one of two presented to the King by Nicholas bp. of Salisbury, according to the statute 26 Hen. VIII. Windsor Castle, 28 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Oct.—P.S.
35. Sir Peter Butler, earl of Ossory and Ormond, and James lord Butler, Treasurer of Ireland. Grant, in survivorship, (in consideration of their services to the King in the wars in Ireland, and even to the shedding of the blood of the said James in war against the Geraldines and other rebels) of the lordships or manors, castles and vills of Ballinganeran, Dunfert, Knoktoffer, Kylkenny, Glasshare, and Rosbarkan, co. Kilkenny; Carrikmagriffyn, Kellenale alias Kyldanale, Knokgraffyn, Castlecurre, Thurles, the Nenagh, Roskree, Ballynrie and Chanonston, co. Tipperary; Rathville, Clonmore, Tullaghin Offelym, Kallasue, Powerston, and Leghlin, co. Catherlagh (Carlow); Durbardis Island alias the Great Iland, co. Wexford; the little Hand, co. Waterford; Oughterarde, Castle Warning, Donadaa and Clyntonscourte, co. Kildare; Ruyshe, Ballyskaddan Curduff and Portrarne, co. Dublin; Blackcastle and Donamore, co. Meath; the Barrons Parnnes in the city of Dublyn or near Dublin; a house or messuage in Casshell; and a. house or great messuage with a garden thereto annexed in the parish of St. Nicholas in the city of Dublin, which house or great messuage with garden came to the King's hands by the attainder of Gerald Fitzgerald, late earl of Kildare; and the manor of Arcloo. Hampton Court, 22 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 9. [There is a copy of this grant in Lambeth MS. 107, f. 10. See Carew Calendar, p.129].
36. Ric. Delahide. To be, during good conduct, chief baron of the Exchequer in Ireland, with an annuity of 40l.; notwithstanding the statute passed in the Irish parliament at Drogheda 10 Hen. VII. before Sir Edw. Ponyngs, Deputy of Ireland, which provided that judicial offices should be held during the King's pleasure only. Hampton Court, 22 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 12.
37. Hen. Sell, yeoman "prykker" of the buck-hounds. Grant for life of the site of the manor and lordship of Cheston, Herts, by payment of a red rose upon St. John Baptist's day. Also to farm 24 acres of meadow in "le Frethe" in the said lordship, from the death of Henry late duke of Richmond and Somerset, at the annual rent of 3l. Also to be keeper of the wood called "lee old park" in said lordship, with fees of 13s. 4d. a year, and one "holowe oke" yearly out of the same wood. Hampton Court, 22 Sept. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 33.
38. Nic. Hare. Annuity of 100l. Hampton Court, 21 Oct. 29 Hen. VIIL Del. Westm., 24 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 26.
39. Ric. Pollard. Grant of the manor and borough of Combmeston, Devon, with reservation of gold and silver mines, &c. Hampton Court, 20 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 26.
40. John Frampton. Livery of lands as kinsman and heir of Roger Frampton, kinsman and heir of James Frampton, deceased, viz., of those of the said Roger and James, and all reversions and remainders, &c. on the death of Avisia, wife of one Thos. Trencharde, and Eleanor Frampton, late wife of the said Roger. Esthamstede, 24 July 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 3. m. 4.
41. Ric. Warwike. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Lancelot Warwike, deceased. Del. Westm., 25 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 31.
42. Thos. Smythe, a page of the Chamber. Grant for life of 15 messuages, 14 tenements, 14 gardens, and 2 "aleas" (alleys?), in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldrichegate, in the suburbs of London; and all other messuages, lands, &c. in the said parish, which came to the King's hands by the attainder of Ric. Haryson, late abbot of Kyrkystede, Line. Del. Westm., 25 Oct. 29 Hen. VIIL—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 39.
43. Derbyshire (fn. n5) : Commission of the Peace. Sir Thos. Audeley, C, Thos. duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Thos. lord Crumwell, Geo. earl of Shrewsbury, Will, earl of Southampton, Francis lord Talbot, Sir Anth. FitzHerbert, Sir John Port, Walter Luke, Godfrey Folyambe, Hen. Secheverell, Will. Coffyn, Matthew Knyston, James Folyambe, German Pole, Ric. Curson, Francis Cokayne, John Leeke, Thos. Pawtrell, Rouland Babyngton, John Boswell, Edw. Ayre, Geo. Fynderne, Ralph Sacheverell. Westm., 26 Oct. Pat. 29 Hen VIII., p. 4, m 8d.
44. John Danaster. Reversion of the office of second, third, or fourth, baron of the Exchequer, whichever may first become vacant. Hampton Court, 5 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 30 Oct.—P.S.
45. Roger Partriche. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Thos. Partriche, deceased, and kinsman of Roger Praers, deceased; and to Rob. Broke, or other person lately seized to the use of the said Thomas. Westm., 24 Jan. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 2.
1009. The Sheriffs of Middlesex.
R. O. Information by Hen. Byrde, of the King's household, and Robt. Pedle of Edgware, Midd., that, contrary to Acts of Parliament (quoted), Nich. Goodeyre of Edgware has continued clerk to the sheriffs of Middlesex for more than one year, i.e., to Ric. Raynold, Nic. Pynchyn, and John Martyn 24–25 Hen. VIII., to Win. Forman and Thos. Kytson 25–26 Hen. VIII., to Humph. Monmouth and John Cotes 27–28 Hen. VIII., and to Ric. Pagett and Wm. Bowyer from Mich. 28 Hen. VIII. until now. For this he incurs a penalty of 600l., half to the informer, half to the King.
Copy, headed: "D. termino S'ci Michis," 29 H. VIII., rotulo 31o. Large paper, pp. 4.


  • n1. Monday, 26th November (not 27th) must have been intended. The five weeks must have been reckoned from Monday 23 Oct.
  • n2. John Pakington, who was actually made sheriff of Worcestershire in 1540.
  • n3. Posidonius. See Cicero, Tusc. Quæst.
  • n4. Specified as containing 21 acres.
  • n5. Dorset is erroneously named as the county in the abstract of the commission on the roll; but Derbyshire is correctly given in the margin.