Henry VIII: November 1537, 16-25

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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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November 1537, 16-25

16 Nov. 1100. Humphrey Monmouth.
Strype's Ecc.
Mem. I. ii.
368. from
Foxe's MSS.
Last will of Mr. Humphrey Monmouth, alderman of London, made 16 Nov. anno 1537. His body to be buried in the parish church of All Hallows Barking, the morning after his decease or shortly after, with four or six staff torches burning only, and no branches, torches, or hearse, and without any Dirige being sung or said. Immediately afterwards a sermon shall be preached by Dr. Crome, Dr. Barnes, or Mr. Tayllour, parson of St. Peter's in Cornhill, to the glory of Christ and the testification of Monmouth's faith. The bp. of Worcester, Dr. Barnes, Dr. Crome, and Mr. Tayllour shall preach in testator's parish church two sermons weekly until they shall have preached among them 30 sermons, for each of which sermons testator will give them 13s. 4d. Bequeaths to Audeley, lord Chancellor, and to Lord Cromwell each a standing cup of silver worth 10l., to the end they may favour the foresaid preachers, so that they may be suffered to preach the said sermons quietly to the laud of God, the setting forth of the King's godly purposes, and extinction of the feigned power of the bishop of Rome. If they may not be suffered to preach the said sermons in the said parish church they may preach them in any other church in London; and at the end of every sermon the choir shall begin Te Deum. Every priest or clerk who assists in singing it to have 2d. At his funeral mass there shall be no more priests than do serve daily in the parish church. No bell to be rung but only a peel to the sermon; but the clerk and other poor men to have their duty as if they had rung. Nothing to be done at his month's mind, unless it be a sermon. Will have no mourners but his executors, his mother-in-law, his aunt Agnes Hurry, &c.
Legacies to his wife Margery, his daughters Grace and Elizabeth, and the children of —— (blank) Acton, now wife of Acton and daughter of testator's brother, Ric. Monmouth, late of Tynbery, Worc., dec. Other bequests to his mother-in-law, Eliz. Denham, the "said" Mr. Robert Barnes, Chr. Elyot, Agnes Hurry, the Drapers Company, &c. His father-in-law, Wm. Denham, and Elizabeth his wife, to have the upbringing of his children. Margery, his wife, and Wm. Denham, to be his executors, Mr. Robt. Barnes overseer. Witnesses: Wm. Robyns, mercer, Wm. Carkeke, scrivener, Wm. Strode, gent., Thos. Parnel, draper, "with other."
16 Nov. 1101. Priory of St. Pancras, Lewes.
Close Roll,
p. 1, no. 9.
Surrender (by Robert the prior, and convent) of the monastery with its cell the priory of Castelacre, Norf., and all possessions of the said monastery and cell in cos. Suss., Norf., Suff., Surr., Kent, Essex, Herts, Camb., Midd., Wilts, Devon, Leic., Linc., Yorks., and elsewhere in England and Wales and the marches thereof. 16 Nov., 29 Hen. VIII.
Acknowledged same day before Wm. Peter, one of the clerks of Chancery.
R. O. 2. Pensions paid to the monks of the late monastery of Lewes, 16 Nov., 29 Henry VIII., for one quarter to be due at the Feast of Nativity next, and paid to every of them in reward 40s.
To Antonius Bolney, subprior, John Senok, doctor, and Simon Overy, 7l. each; Wm. Bayly, Wm. Aderolde, David Framfelde alias Michell, John Canterbury alias Stoner, Clement Browne, Geo. Morleghe, Thos. Chamberlayn, Ric. Gollenge, John Grene alias Halifax, John Sympson, Wm. Plumsted alias Hudson, John Marten alias Aylarde, Nic. Orell, Ric. Shernborne alias Ball, And. Benet alias James, John Peverell, Wm. Panter alias Vyney, John Benet alias Middelton, and Wm. Elles, smaller sums; John Savage, "in reward given him by my lord of Norff. commandment," 100s.
ii. Remembrance of money paid by John Milsent, 16 Nov., 29 Henry VIII., to the servants there (at Lewes):—To John Stempe, auditor, and 79 others, the last item being "given to Richard Awode one of the servants by Master Crumwell his commandment, 7s. 6d."
Total, 314l. 12s. 6d.
Pp. 7. Headed and endd.: Lewes.
16 Nov. 1102. Sir Wm. Parre to Cromwell.
R. O. Hearing that Sir Hen. Cowpar of Occley, priest, Chr. Morgan of Occley, gent, Robt. Slee and Wm. Gardyner of Weldon, Wm. Passebridge of Stanyerne and others held secret meetings, supposing that it was against the King's peace, caused them to be arrested. Found on examination that it was to dig for treasure which Sir Henry thought he should find by necromancy. Finding that he has often experimented the craft, and that during the late Queen's life he said that she should never be crowned, and that yet we should have a troublous world, has sent him up to Cromwell. He says he did not know these things by necromancy, but by a Latin verse wherein were the letters L, M, and N.
Sir Thos. Hemmyngton, parson of Sudburgh, has also been suspected, and books, which the bearer will give Cromwell, were found in his house, but as he said he never used them, has let him go. Will continue to apprehend persons who hold secret assemblies.
One John Sprat has been accused falsely by his boy of wishing success to the Northern men. Asks how he shall punish such as forge such false tales. Brigstok, 16 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
16 Nov. 1103. [Lord Lisle to Cromwell.]
R. O. Your Lordship's letter dated at the Rolls, 29 Oct., was as pleasant to me as I had won 20,000l. I wrote in my last that this town was not so substantially victualled as usual, that is, every man for half a year, and that there was plenty of herring at a high price, which is good victual if need require us. I desire to know your pleasure if I shall keep within the town after the old custom, or keep more because of scarcity. On 15 Nov. my lord Chamberlain's servants brought aboard from Guisnes 500 pair of Almain rivets and 100 black bills, and also 2 dromslades and 2 fifers taken out of Flanders. This makes many men muse, for the tidings hitherto have been that all is well, and now harness goes over, and these dromslades maketh all on "arowre" again. There shall be no bruit of anything good or bad but your Lordship shall be informed of it. I beg you to provide for our payment, for here be marvellous extreme poor men. Calais, 15 Nov.
Copy, p. 1. Endd.: The copy of my lord Privy Seal's letter.
R. O. 2. [Lord Lisle to Cromwell.]
To the same effect and nearly in the same words. The Almain rivets, &c. were brought in a ship of Dartford, Thos. Smythe master. Calais, 16 Nov.
Copy, p. 1.
16 Nov. 1104. Charles V. and Francis I.
Leonard, ii.
Ribier. i. 62.
Special three months' truce for Savoy and Piedmont, &c., arranging for the immediate withdrawal of the armies on both sides. Monçon, 16 Nov. 1537.
17 Nov. 1105. Wm. Lord Sandys to Lord Lisle.
R. O. No news but of the lamentable death of the Queen, which I am sure is known to you. On Monday last she was royally conducted, with many of the great lords and ladies, from Hampton Court to Windsor, where she was interred on Tuesday, in presence of many pensive hearts. We have, however, great cause to rejoice in my lord the Prince being in good state. Commend me to my lady. London, 17 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
17 Nov. 1106. Bishop Roland Lee to Cromwell.
R. O. In favour of the subprior and convent of the cathedral church of Coventry, who lately signified to the Bishop the death of the late prior there, and desired him, as their ordinary, to write to Cromwell in their favour. Shrowisbury, 17 November. Signed.
P. 1. Add: Lord Crumwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
18 Nov. 1107. Peter Meawtys to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Thanks for her gentle remembrances. Offers his services. Dover, 18 Nov.
Desires to be commended to lord Lisle.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: at Calais.
18 Nov. 1108. John Thompson to Cromwell.
R. O. When last with Cromwell at Mortlake, he gave a written promise that if not troubled by other persons he would do better service in the King's works this winter than had been done all last summer. Begs he may be without controlment of anyone. There has since been surmised to be found in this hospital, in a dark place called the great hall, by one William Worme, of Sandwyche, who is blind of one eye, and cannot well see with the other, certain bills conspired to put me out of the King's favour. Was at Canterbury, on his way to Cromwell, with one of these bills, on Monday, 12 Nov., when Cromwell's "said" servant advised him, because of his debility, to return home, and send a letter for his excuse. Begs favour. Since he entered the King's works he has once been poisoned, which has been in his body this quarter of a year past, and is now descended into his legs. As Cromwell's servants, Anthony Auchar and John Anthony, can show, there are certain persons who conspire to put him out of the King's favour. Trusts he shall try himself by the country for the 30 years that he has continued. Dover, 18 Nov.
Hol., but not in his own hand, pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: The Mr. of the Maison Dieu.
19 Nov. 1109. Robt. Vaus to Cromwell.
R. O. Since he durst not resort to Cromwell, coming out of London, thought the quickest way of redress was to write. Cooke, the "regester," took the tithe lambs of Over Wallop, and carried away, in the writer's absence, three loads of wheat, two of barley, and one of horsemeat, and Sir John Wallop has the residue of the fruits. Thus, by "colour of sequestration," they have "parted stake," so that none of that parish, since they meddled, has fared the better, and the housing goes to decay. John Shem, the writer's deputy, is driven out by Coke and Sir John Wallop, who threatens "he will cut off his ears," and, instead, one Sir Edmond—, (fn. n1) Wallop's chaplain, who is unable to discharge the cure, is put in; whereby the people are "continued in their ignorance and disobedience toward God and his deputies." Warned Sir Edmond to avoid unless he could prove himself priest or priest's deputy; but the man abides, alleging the command of Sir John Wallop. Thus, notwithstanding the respite Cromwell gave him, the writer is put from all together. Desires that Sir Edmond, "with the letters of his orders, if he ony such have," may come before Cromwell, and answer for this usurpation. Doubts not, if Cromwell has leisure to examine what he shall present against Sir Edmond, his Lordship will show Sir John Wallop that "this year's respite" was not given without consideration of equity. Borscomb, 19 Nov.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Lord T. Cromwell, Privy Seal and Vicegerent. Endd.
1110. Benedict Harward to Cromwell.
R. O. Petition to be inducted into the benefice of Upper Wallop, Hants, which Cromwell, who had been already moved to that effect by petitioner's brother William, had deferred until the incumbent, Nich. Vaux, should determine whether he would be a priest or not, appointing Sir John Wallop to receive the fruits in the meanwhile. Vaux will now resign his interest. Petitioner is a student in the University of Cambridge. Signed. B. H.
P. 1. Add.: Thomas lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal.
19 Nov. 1111. Bridlington Priory.
R. O. Account of repairs done at Bridlington and the seaside since the attainder of the prior till 19 Nov. following.
Pp. 13.
19 Nov. 1112. Charles V. to Luis Sarmiento.
Add. MS.
28,590. f. 24.
B. M.
Negociations for peace with France.
The King of England has sent us a gentleman of his household to inform us of the birth of a son, and although in the instructions given for treating of the marriage of the Infant this chance was provided for, yet the King of Portugal and the Infant should send us their opinion thereupon, that we may write accordingly.
Spanish, pp. 5. Headed: Da Monçon. 19 Nov. 1537. Modern copy, from the Archives of Simancas. [See Spanish Calendar V. ii., No. 170.]
20 Nov. 1113. Sir Geoffrey Pole to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Writes in behalf of Mr. Frynd, against whom reports have been made to lord Lisle. Is sure he is an honest man, and willing to do him service. Hopes Lisle will not be severe on him for a hasty word. Lordyngton, 20 Nov.
Hol. p. 1. Add.
20 Nov. 1114. Nicholas [Shaxton,] Bishop of Salisbury, to Cromwell.
R. O. Has received his letters dated the Nete, 11th inst., concerning the misbehaviour of Goodall, his under-bailiff, against the mayor. Was much surprised, thinking Goodall a wise fellow, and having admitted him in consequence of Cromwell's letters. He is the bishop's and King's officer, under Mr. Arundell, the high-bailiff. Never heard before but that he had exercised his office with vigilant diligence and good circumspection, soberness, and dexterity. In this troublesome world, wherein well nigh every man goes about to oppress the poor clergy, indignissimis modis per phas et nephas, both by words and deeds, such an officer cannot be suffered by their uncharitableness. They think now they can not only infringe any liberties granted to the bishop by the King's progenitors, but openly and sturdily contemn them, saying, "We will none of them," as the bearer can declare. When the Lord Chief Justice and Mr. Willoughby, the justices of assize, were hearing the matters in dispute between the citizens and the bp., after his counsel had declared the grants in his favour, up started one Chafyn, and said, "Well, for all that, we will have our minds, whatsoever it cost," and, so that the justices should make none end, said stubbornly and contemptuously that they would abide the lord Chancellor's order, though they had previously complained of the bishop to Cromwell after the lord Chancellor had taken an order between them, which they refused to obey. Thinks they will never sue to the Chancellor, but vex himself and his officer with new complaints. Thus, through this busybody Chafyn, the lord Chief Justice did nothing. Since then Chafyn has usurped divers times upon the bp.'s liberties, by discharging persons arrested for trangression or debt against the order of law without any recompense to the complainant, saying, "The city is the King's city, the mayor is the King's mayor and the King's lieutenant," with other great words, whereas by plain and manifest words in the grant of king Edward IV. The city is the bishop's city, the citizens the bishop's citizens, and the mayor the bishop's mayor, with no authority in the city but that of the clerkship of the market, by composition, and now justice of the peace by the King's authority. All the other authority hath the bailiff, and in his absence the under-bailiff Goodall, who seeing them so inordinately usurp upon the bp.'s right, cannot but speak and defend it, which certain of them can in no wise suffer, but say in their fury, "The city is the King's, &c., the bishop is an heretic, and we trust to see him hanged." Cromwell wishes him to attempt nothing, but rather suffer. Does not intend to attempt anything, but cannot suffer more than is done unless he should grant all their wilful requests, which he may not do. Hears that Cromwell said of him that he had a stomach more meet for an emperor than a bishop. Hopes he does not think so evil of him. God knows his stomach; indeed his patience is proved on every side. Confesses he cannot yet bear and suffer everything as patiently as becomes a good bishop, but he has not an emperor's stomach except in abiding by that which he has lawfully done, wherein he ought to bide, although displeasure should ensue. Rammesbury, 20 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
20 Nov. 1115. A Merchant of Calais.
R. O. Transfer by Nich. Marse, merchant of Calais, to Sire Nich. Provost, merchant of Paris, of a debt of 3 muids of Burgundy wine owed him by Jean Bachelier, merchant of Paris. Made 20 Nov. 1537, in presence of Piers Lloyd, "greffier" of Calais.
French draft, p. 1.
20 Nov. 1116. Card. Pole to Albertus Pighius.
Poli Epp.
ii., 110.
I lately received your letters, together with two books, one your own and printed, in which you answer the Lutherans who calumniate the indiction of the Council to be celebrated at Mantua, the other issued in the same vein by the king of England, transcribed by you. Being very busy I commissioned one of your people, a relation, as he said, to write how much I rejoiced at your zeal for the Church.
Having now more leisure, writes himself. Although he has lost the card. of Capua there are others who will readily help him, such as the card. of St. Cross, who is at present ill, but to whom Pole will speak in his favour as soon as possible. As to the business of Dominus Fredericus Skenchius, of which he wrote to the card. of Capua; if he will write how the matter stands Pole will see to it. Envies his companionship with Theodoricus and Tongrensis. Rome, 20 Nov. 1537.
Latin. Add.: Reverendus.
21 Nov. 1117. Robert Seymore to [Cromwell].
R. O. Of late there was a controversy between Sir Gruff, my chaplain, and Dr. Bulkeley concerning two advowsons on the benefice of Eskyveoke, St. Asaph dioc.; and Mr. Bulkeley submitted to my arbitrament and was content my chaplain, having your Lordship's favour, should have the benefice. He informs me he has a prebend in Wales by the death of Dr. Glyn, (fn. n2) and has compounded for the first fruits, and that there is information given that it is part of the "proveshyppe" the bp. of Bangor gave your Lordship of late, but he says he will show it to be distinct and separate. I desire favour for him that he should not lose both. Marke Laan, 21 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Endd.
21 Nov. 1118. [John Botolff] to Sir Gregory Botolff.
R. O. I wrote in a letter which my boy [should] have in his chest that I would be with you on Tuesday after St. Andrew's day, for I intended my ship the Peter to come to London according to your letter, but I have changed this purpose for reasons you shall know at our meeting. I have been in danger within these two days of losing all my ships, especially the Trinity and the Jesus, but, happily, they have escaped without great injury; yet I would give 20l. for loss of cables and anchors. I was commanded, as ye know, to be before the King's Council on 10th Dec. for the hundred lings which the caterer claims of me for my ship the Peter. I beg you to show him that I am so sick I cannot come without danger. I will come and answer the matter with goodwill at Candlemas. I wrote that two last of herrings remained in the ship to go into Flanders. Gives further directions about them and about making purchases of tar and pitch, a petticoat cloth for the writer's wife, and other articles. Send them down by my brother Fulwood's ship. In mense Novembris, post festum S. Edmundi, 1537.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my loving brother Sir Gregory Botolff at Botolff Wharf or at the Blew Boore on London Bridge.
22 Nov. 1119. Castelacre Priory.
Add. Ch.
B. M.
Surrender of the priory with all its possessions in cos. Norf., Linc., Suff., Essex, Midd., and Camb., and elsewhere in England and Wales, and the marches thereof. 22 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII. Signed by Thos. Mallyng, prior, John Howrhowd(?), Wm. Burburton, Robt. Danyel, Rob. Fyske, Wm. Elis, John Bets, Edw. Wadnowe, John Low, Robt. Snape, and Jas. Halman.
Enrolled [Close Roll, p. 1, No. 10] with mem. of acknowledgment, same day, before Wm. Petre, one of the clerks of Chancery.
Latin. Parchment. See Rym. xiv. 590.
23 Nov. 1120. The Prior and Convent of Oseney to Cromwell.
R. O. Their abbot died yesterday about 5 p.m. As Cromwell is vicargeneral and high steward of the monastery, ask him to procure from the King that the new abbot may be one of their brethren. Oseney, 23 Nov. Signed: "Wm. Oxforde, prior, Syr Ric. Botleye, sup-prior, Syr John Stafford, Syr John Glocytar, Syr Warram, with all the residewe of your sayd humble orators." (fn. n3)
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal and General Visitor. Endd.
24 Nov. 1121. The Doge of Venice to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P. VIII. 4.
Condolence on the death of his Queen. Refers further to Hieronymo Zucato, the Doge's secretary, and Hieronymo Mauroceno, consul. The Ducal Palace, 24 Nov., indict. 11, 1537.
Lat. Add.
24 Nov. 1122. The Turks.
R. O. "Per lettere di Venezia de 24 di Novembre 1537."
News has come from Constantinople that the Turk has taken all the Venetians in his kingdom and confiscated their goods. Those found in Alexandria have been sent as slaves to the Red Sea, and those in Syria and Turkey have been put in chains. The Turk was so enraged he had ordered all his subjects on the Venetian confines to do all the damage they could. He has got ready 500 galleys and means the total ruin of this State, which no Christian power seems inclined to aid. In fact all the wars they have ever had with the Turks have been on account of others and they have always been abandoned.
Ital., p. 1. In the hand of Antonio Bonvisi.
ii. On the flyleaf is written in Cromwell's hand:—
"Remembrances to be remembered to the King's Highness.
"First, touching the Emperor's ambassadors, and of their answer touching the meeting of the two princes.
"Item, of the allegations of the French ambassador.
"Item, of the desire of the secretary of Venice to have access to the King's presence, and of the ratification of the news of Hungary, Surrye (Syria), and Turkey.
"Item, touching Horseley for Bambrowgh and for his conclusion.
"Item, of the depeche of his Grace's letters into France.
"Item, touching the subsidy, and of the remedy for the false deceit used therein.
"Item, touching the monastery of St. Alban's.
"Item, touching the monastery of Abingdon.
"Item, touching the monastery of S.E.B. in S.W.
"Item, to remember Thwayttes.
"Item, to remember the Master of the Rolls.
"Item, to remember the King's Attorney.
"Item, to remember the payment of the Great Wardrobe.
"Item, to remember the payment of Queen Anne's debts.
"Item, to remember the Staple of Calais.
"Item, to remember the Order of this realm.
"Item, to remember the decay of the first fruits by the suppression of the monasteries.
"Item, to remember Sir John Wallop.
"Item, to remember Raffe Sadeler.
"Item, to remember Peter Mewtes.
"Item, the examination of Tyrell's wife in the Tower.
"Item, the examination of the men of Colchester, and to know the King's pleasure therein.
"Item, the examination of the money clipper and what order shall be taken of him.
"Item, the examination of the Black Freere concerning parson Alleyn.
"Item, the determination of Mr. Day, Hethe, Thyrlby and Skyppe, upon the Ten Commandments, Justification, and Purgatory."
R. O. 2. A note in Latin of the above news from Venice.
P. 1.
25 Nov. 1123. Sir Harry Delves to Cromwell.
R. O. By his letter dated 15 Nov., which he received on the 24th, perceives that suits have been made to Cromwell that Thos. Hurleston might be his undersheriff this year. The King has in this shire a great matter to be tried this year, and Hurleston is kin to some of those concerned in it. He is not meet for the office. Asks Cromwell to name such an one as Mr. Southwell and Mr. Wriothesley think most meet to serve the King. Dedinton in Cheshire, 25 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.. Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
25 Nov. 1124. Reports against Ossory.
R. O. Examination of Thos. Albeney, aged 50, before the Deputy, Chancellor and Treasurer of the Wars, 25 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII.
Carried a letter from the Lord Deputy Thursday, 22 Nov., to Okarell at Seon Roen, asking his service against the traitor O'Conor &c. He replied he had sent his wife to the earl of Ossory and would be at the Earl's command alone. On the 24th the Earl sent Okarell word that, as his wife was pledge with him, it was unnecessary for him to go to the Deputy; otherwise deponent thinks he would have gone. The said 24th day O'Coner and Donell Ogh, a captain of gallowglasses, came to Okarell saying 12 score Englishmen were slain besides those burnt, and asked assistance against the Deputy and offered his son as a pledge. Okarell said he would not meddle without command of the earl of Ossory, who gave him orders to assist the said traitor if any hurt were done by the English; present Omagher, the prior of Inche and the warden of Rosecreagh. Shane McKylstyll, a horseman of Okarell's affirms that Ossory sent the above message. Coming from Okarell in company with the traitor and Donell Ogh McSwyne, deponent asked the latter why he was against the Deputy who had never harmed him. He replied he would never have left his own country but that Ossory sent to him to assist the traitor. Mylmoro McSwyne dwells in Castellen Shaen, Kilkenny, and Heugh McSwyne in Ardmalle, Tipperary; both are captains of the Earl's gallowglasses. Cosney McKeyhone and Bollyagh McKeighon, judges to Okarell, said it was bruited in Ossory's company that lord James Butler should not leave England until the Earl delivered the traitor O'Coner to the Deputy; whereupon the traitor avoided the said Earl. Then the Earl being at the Grey Friars of Inagh Ormonde, took an oath that if lord James and Richard Butler should remain in England for ever he would not deliver the traitor to the Deputy; present, lady Ossory, Okarell, the warden of the said Grey Friars, Custos Thomas, and Gerald McGeryle one of O'Conor's chaplains. Whereupon the Earl sent captains Heugh and Molmoro McSwyne as safe-conducts to the traitor, who came next day to Inagh where were also the Earl's son-in-law Donough Obryne, Obryne Array, both Okenedyes, McHayg, Oduyre, and Ferconayn Ockarell. The traitor tarried that night and next day departed. Signed by Grey, Barnewell, Brabazon, and Robt. Dylon attorney.
Copy, pp. 3.
25 Nov. 1125. Bochetel to Castillon.
Kaulck, 4. Has received Castillon's letter of the 2nd. By the letter of the 6th Castillon may have understood the intention of Francis about these marriages. Francis laughed greatly at the language used to his ambassador, saying that it would seem they meant to do with women there as with their geldings, collect a number and trot them out to take which goes best. He does not approve of his daughter (fn. n4) being put in the row with the others. Card. le Veneur is very glad of the promise of a good greyhound. Bochetel has sent on the letters written to the Queen of Navarre and to M. de Chateaubriant by Castillon, who should always address his packets to the Grand Master, even though he be not at Court, as other ambassadors do; for packets are opened where the King is and the Grand Master's letters are sent on to him. Even now when the Grand Master is going to Narbonne with the card. of Lorraine, Castillon would do well always to send him a copy of what he writes to the King. 25 Nov.
*** A copy of this letter is among M. Baschet's transcript in the Record Office. An extract from it (without the date) is printed in Le Grand, III., 638.
25 Nov. 1126. Card. Pole to the Card of. Liege.
Poli Epp.
II. 96.
All think that the appointment of legate a latere carries with it the power over exempts, &c. To show the Pope's good will to Liege's purposed reformation of his clergy; was speaking with His Holiness the day before yesterday and commending a relation of Liege's, Dominus Hermanus, who wishes to be taken into the household of card. Farnese, and His Holiness at once ordered that Hermanus should be admitted amongst the first of that household. Fears that if the reformation is not made during Liege's lifetime, the people who are now restrained by his authority may after his death rise against the clergy. Has said much of his assistants Dominus Tongrensis, Dominus Theodoricus, and Dominus Joannis Vitten. If the Council is held at Vicenza as the Pope expects (for he has great hope of peace among Christian Princes) it may help both this and the reformation of the universal Church. Of Vicenza for that purpose. They shall be the bp. of Reggio, of the family of Rangona, and the bp. of Verona. Other Church matters. Card. Contarini sends commendations. Rome, St. Catharine's Day, 1537.
25 Nov. 1127. Edmond Harvel to Cromwell.
R. O. Thanks Cromwell profusely for the "licence of wools" of which his friend Mr. Morison has certified him. "The things of our country hath been much variable, our young Prince giving cause of universal gladness and our late Queen of universal sorrow by her lamentable death." By a ship which left Cyprus the 22nd ult. we learn "the retention of Venetians in Surye with their goods which followed the 14 Sept." The Sophi has recovered his towns from the Turk and has taken some of the Turk's towns, among them Carahemit, chief city of Mesopotamia, on the Euphrates. The Turk had commanded the Suryans to give him of every 30 men one, which had caused a "sublevation" in Surya and 200 Turks had been slain in Aleppo. There is like retention of Venetians in Constantinople and Alexandria and the rest of the Turk's empire, and the Turk has prohibited all exports to Christian ground either by Raigosons, or by Florentines and Frenchmen, who have liberty in the Turk's dominions as formerly. The Venetian's loss by the retention is above 800,000d. This city was lately inclined to reconciliation with the Turk, partly to recover their goods and partly because the Emperor is so far away. Besides, the Emperor's greatness is ever to them formidable, and all the Italian states would like to see the powers of Italy equally balanced; and for this reason I think the Italians secretly favour the coming of the French, though none dare openly assist them. The French host is above 60,000 men, and by the last letters from Milan, was at the siege of Chier. The Marquis of Guasto is in Ast with 10,000 foot and his cavalry; the rest of his force, 12 or 15 thousand foot, are in divers towns. They have fortified Geane (Genoa). I cannot see how the Frenchmen can endure the winter and scarcity of victuals; but if they do overcome, all Italy is theirs in a moment. By letters from Spain of the 4th inst., the Emperor had confirmed the league against the Turk and had taken the loan of 700,000 pesant lately come from Peru. These letters from Spain have determined the Venetians to maintain the league, and now they renew their naval preparations and have granted the Emperor, according to the treaty, 6,000 foot, 400 men of arms, and 600 light horse, for the defence of Milan. The Turk will winter in Andronopoli and his navy at Negroponte, which argues that he will renew the war next year. Venice, 25 Nov. 1537.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
25 Nov. 1128. Guron Scanno(?) to Guido daFanno.
Vit. B.xiv.
B. M.
"Carissimo et honorando Messer Guido, co ............. devote havere poche nove de le nostre ........... a Roma per mie particulari afari non ho ............. prima non habiati umna mia piena di nove ........ et umna a Monsignore Cramuello piena di ........... de la qual ve ne mando la copia acio la ........... et parendovi che non posa nocere ne a voi ne ............. la darle, per che in quanto ame io mi curo po ............. o che mi giova a me bastara sollo et basta .......... quello che mi core ne lanimo ali mei signori .......... poi nascha quello che nascha che io non me ......... haveranno adeso per malle forsi che um giorno ........ a benne so benne questo che ame bastaria . I ........ sua Maesta a molta cose cum honore suo et ......... quel rengno per questa via di qua quand ........ voglianno essere serviti se non per quella lor ........ che in quello si potra come a Monsignore su ........ manchara per che io molto suono afetiona ........ di sua Maesta et di Monsignore, so che avoi .......... stranno che cosi liberamente scriva ma non ........ ame dolle quando io sento biasmare quelle gen[ti] ........ parfi come se io fusi nato li et so del .......... umma volta et non piu lanimo mio et .............. pareria fatianno mo lori che suono savii .............. dirli lanimo mio aloro non credo ................ per che alori * * * molte cose gia posto in utillitade di Sua Maesta, et .... saria um confirmare le cose del suo figliolo et ..... molte pertubatione et fastidii che potria um giorno ...... dal Regno o da altri et saria um levarsi total ...... di havere sua Maesta di presente bisogno di altro princip ...... ere pensamento di concilia ne daltro ma vivere in quella ...... che primma vivea, per che se vora batere epreti li .... a havere aiuto da altro principe il qualle sia piu ..... di sua Maesta, et lora mailo faranno, ma daranno ..... come per il pasato hanno dato. Doverete havere ..... che la Maesta del Christianissimo e giunto in persona, a Turinno ne .... ente per hanco quale sia la sua opinione, ma per quello [che] poso considerare io non credo che per questo verno sua [M]ta si mova di li da quella impresa del stato di [Mil] anno ma cercara di mandare parte de quelle gente … agnata da qualchi Italiani che a la Mirandola se … anno a la volta di Firenze cum um qualche .... capo quello che sianno per fare o benne o malle .... questa impresa niunno lo po judicare per che in efeto [l'Impe]ratore come sapete e molto potente in Italia et ..... di presente xxvm fanti li a Milanno li qualli ..... optimi et perfeti questi de Firenze faranno ..... in dieci giorni tanta gente che se defenderanno … … magiormente che deveno havere da tre milla ......... buona cavaleria, et se in tempo che ...................... non e per risolversi ne per umno ne per laltro per ............ il tesoro che ha acumulato et acumola ............ lo vora portare siecho ne l'altro mondo se ......... che spendere um quatrinno da parolle et ......... parlato di risolutione alcunna di guera et ....... et mostra che tanto li piaceria quanto m ............ cosa. II papa laltro giorno come forsi ......... delibero in concistoro faro la epifania di vo ........ Bologna, et cosi adeso ne parla ancora ......... del concilio et de la pace, ma io .......... che ci vada per quanto poso intendere di bu ...... oltra poi che vi e qualche dunno che vol il Re di Frantia li veniria ancora lui ........ non credo che piacessi molto ne alui ne[ai] .... Cardinalli, et in fati saria molto il ....... batuto de Francesi quando andesi li per ........ a danni de imperialli, et pero penso che ........ et che stara a Roma, acordando le cose del ........ le qualle suono acordate di questo modo che ........ cento trente milla scudi di presente, et fra ......... cinquanta et non po fare salle et paga ........ come ne la sententia il papa fa car ......... et adeso se fanno li instrumenti de ........ vi mancha altro che stipul .............. trintii et di * * tenga piu su la stangna ve la diro come ...... il Cardinalle di Mantua qualle havea il .... o al vescovato di Fanno, vostra patria, essendo [morto] il vescovo di febre ha dato il vescovato al ..... ro Fra Pietro de Bertanni da Modena et Lucia ..... fara vescovessa, et io suono venuto a Roma [per] expedire le bolle, et lunedi che sara fra ..... giorni se proponera in Concistoro, et non vi e dubio ..... umno che non pusi per che di gia il papa lo ..... et e contentissimo si che quando voi venirete .... uarte Lucia patronna di Fanno la qual … amore vostro in gran parte mi sprona avenire .... a quel governo et aspaso, ma penso non la ..... ter servire exceto se voi quando sarte venuto . . me lo faresti fare expeditevi adunque in bene … presto et venire in animo di potere di quel [ve]scovato quel che potete di me et di fra [Pi]etro, il qual e il primo homo d'Italia come [voi] sapete, ma adeso cosi e tenuto et ogni homo … annuntia magior grado fra pochi giorni, che Dio [non v]oglia.Io non voria qualche volta che voi pensasti che … [p]ersuadesi di dare lege al mondo et voller scrivere ...... consigli sinne ali principi in Ingliterra non per dare .........haver risposta et at tachare qualche praticha .............aloro Inglesi et a voi * * * Ne questa litera e scrita a Monsignore sentia ........giori homini che io non sono fare mo quell che vi ......e a Bologna, et per che il Signor Pier Luuigi fe ......ragione di rocha biancha a la Signora Barbara et .......stato si tiene che tratara malle la Signora Livia .........ha commentiato che havendoli dato il posseso di ......sententie et brevi et signature cum umna si lo ha levato et postolo nel pristine sta[to come nel] tempo di Clemente et pero bisognara che to …
Ho inteso di buon locho che pasando Francesi il pocom[e] ......dice che hanno comentiato che il papa dara l .......a Parma et a Piasentia, il che saria grand ......di qualche suo particulare interessi certi e che .....non se ne fidanno molto.La venuta de lo impe[ratore] …la scriveno per certo di Spangna, et di cur ......da buoni ingegni che ve ne sia piu che bisogno ........e grandissima potential che menna il re et .....para verissimille che non habi qualche inteligent[ia] cum il papa et maximeper le cose di Urb[ino] …coseforsi potrianno pure fare resolvere questo .......voi il resto che sapete li humori cosi benne .......per che non ho zifare non voglio scrivere piu .......di gratia racommandatimi a Monsignore Cram[uel] pocho se il Re mi vol piu malle et ......bono ofitio per me.Racommandatimi ancora ditelli che io sono apreso per ..........sua chinea ma * * * .......che me la bisognara ripigliare a dreto per che li ho barati et che non e bona et qui si .... ono molti et me la voria pagare de scambienti … quell potro per usire da le sue manne.Ma se campasi milli anni mai piu menaria cavalli a niumno de ....gamba torta.Di Roma, ali xxv.di Novembre 1537.
Racommandatimi al bruscheto a M.Bartolomeo compagni [et] finalmente all bochatinoet atuti li amici ri… o aperta quella de Monsignore sela vorete date ....ella voi.Vostro come fratello, Guron Scanno (?)."
Hol., multilated.Add.: … Guido da Fanno, de fratello honorando.


  • n1. Blank.
  • n2. Will. Glynn, LL.D. archdeacon of Anglesea, ob. 1537.—Le Neve.
  • n3. The signatures of Glocytar and Warram with this note are all in one hand.
  • n4. Margaret.