Henry VIII: December 1537, 26-31

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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. "Henry VIII: December 1537, 26-31", in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 12 Part 2, June-December 1537, (London, 1891) 443-481. British History Online, accessed May 21, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol12/no2/pp443-481.

. "Henry VIII: December 1537, 26-31", Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 12 Part 2, June-December 1537, (London, 1891). 443-481. British History Online. Web. 21 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol12/no2/pp443-481.


December 1537, 26-31

26 Dec. 1264. Cromwell to Sir Thos. Wyat.
Harl. MS.
282 f. 223.
B. M.
Nott's Wyatt,
By bearer you shall receive the King's letters with a commission to treat with those princes for his Grace's part. Use all dexterity, for the King was never more willing to forget the past and make a perfect reconciliation and do all things to the Emperor's honour and commodity. If the Emperor will esteem his grace as he pretends, especially in following his Grace's advice in the matter of the Council, all will proceed to God's glory and the quiet of Christendom. London, 26 Dec. Signed.
Wriothesley's hand, p. 1. Add. Endd.: My lord Privy Seal in January, by Mr. Mason, at Barsolona.
26 Dec. 1265. Wriothesley to Sir Thos. Wyat.
Harl. MS.
282 f. 285.
B. M.
Nott's Wyatt,
Writes (although he is very busy at this feast and has nothing to write) because he was so chidden in Wyat's last letters for not writing. Is the same as Wyat left him. London, 26 Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: ambassador with the Emperor. Endd.
26 Dec. 1266. Latimer to Cromwell.
R. O.
L.'s Remains,
p. 389.
The bearer, an honest poor gentleman, has travelled much in Wales and its borders, the diocese of Llandaff and elsewhere, and wishes to disclose to Cromwell what he thinks needs reformation. He is Latimer's servant, though much away on his own business. Postridie Natalis Christi, Hartl.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
26 Dec. 1267. The Abbot of Byssham (fn. n1) to Cromwell.
R. O. I have received your letters requesting the offices of surveyor and receiver of the lands of the King's new monastery of Byssham for Mr. Stydolf. One of my neighbours, Mr. Sandes, had the office by lease before I came, and still occupies it, and there are other neighbouring gentlemen whom I should offend if I did not let them have such offices. Mr. Stydolf has of me, by the common seal of the late abbey of Chertsey, 40s. a year, and I give him 20s. besides of my own free will. Byssham, 26 December. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord of the Privy Seal. Endd.
26 Dec. 1268. James Fox to Cromwell.
R. O. On receipt of your letters of 4 Dec., with the form of 11 offices (inquisitions), I made a precept to Mr. Sheriff of Yorkshire, returnable 18 Dec. at York Castle. The sheriff appeared and returned a panel as well of men of worship as gentlemen, who found the offices good. Has engrossed them in due form, all but the office of Kirkstead, which is incomplete, as the day of the abbot's treason is not mentioned. Sends them by bearer. Sowrby, 26 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
26 Dec. 1269. William Saunders to Cromwell.
R. O. One James Macok of Bukby, in these parts of Northamptonshire, worth in goods 50l., has said "That abbeys be now made granges, which he said was long of men of law, and if the Northern men had come they would have been first had by the head; and further said that the King's Grace had the foul gout or the wild gout, and he may reign a year or two, but cannot reign long." I called two witnesses who deposed this, and I sent the said James to the gaol at Northampton. I write to know your pleasure, which my nephew Edward Saunders, your servant, now in the Temple, will, if you command him, send me. Welford, St. Stephen's day.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Crumwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
26 Dec. 1270. John White to Wriothesley.
R. O. We your servants and a great multitude of loving hearts were merry on St. Stephen's day, thanks first to my lord and secondly to you, whom I trust he has chosen to rule in this my native country, which in these parts has been barren of good rulers, and the rulers barren of loving hearts among the people. God alone could have devised for you so happy a season with such a commodious resting place. I thank you for having me in remembrance. The hearing of your prosperous proceedings is more to my comfort than I can express; also that you write your patent is in areadiness. Because you work with so great deliberation I trust there shall be no doubt hereafter. The coming of my lord of Thetford did marvellously rejoice my heart, knowing he would put an end to all doubts. And where you write that you will see your house of Tychefeld within 10 days, that is one of the things in which we most rejoice, as Mr. Doctor has declared in his letters. Will follow his instructions about leases now expired, but suggests that a certain farm near Wriothesley's house should be given to one of his servants, Mr. Rych, who lacks a house. He who has reversion of it is Bull, servant to Dr. Peers, provost of St. Elizabeth. St. Stephen's day at night.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
27 Dec. 1271. La Rochepot to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I have received your letter of the 18th demanding the return of the Flemings kept prisoners by my men, and promising that my ships at Calais will be likewise delivered. When I wrote that I would return the Flemings I was not aware that they were lawful prize; for I find by the terms of the treaty that the truce is only available for fishermen, and not for merchants, and I regret having allowed the ship and merchandise to go when they were taken. The release of the said ship and merchandise ought to be enough for them. I do not intend to deliver the Flemings without a ransom of 130 cr. to my men who took them. As to my men at Calais, it would not be reasonable to deliver them to the Flemings who wish to have them in exchange for their comrades, as the cases are different. The Flemings were taken at sea in open war, and my men in Calais harbour, which is neutral. Compiegne, 27 Dec. 1537. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
27 Dec. 1272. Card. Pole to Card. of Liege.
Poli Epp. ii.
Upon the subject of the reformation of his clergy. Rome, 27 Dec. 1537.
28 Dec. 1273. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
R. O. I hope you have long since received the spices, with my letter and proportion which I sent by John Lawiden's ship; also my letters by Mr. Raynsford. All things are received and delivered which you sent by this bearer, both my lady of Sussex's stuff and others. My lady of Rutland cares not how soon she has her gear. I have bought for Tyldelsley three ells of Holland, which cost 7s., and I send again the cambric and the crown which he of the Tower should have. I send it again by James, because he would expect money when the stuff came, although he had this crown now. The party that was displeased, who came over with Sir John Dudley, has showed me all the matter. He is very precise in his cause. I beg you to send my lady of Rutland's stuff as soon as you can. The old travers must be sent, and then "he" has promised to do his best. James has been very diligent. The crown of the sun sent to Philip is not delivered because another must be partaker with him. This by Mrs. Staynings' advice. My lord has written me of the receipt of only 142l. 4s., and I am charged further with 4l. 18s. 2d. and 6l. 13s. 4d. of Sir John Dawnce, and 6l. 19s. 9 1/2d. of Mr. Rolles, who has promised me payment of 20l. for the King's New Year gifts. Mentions other receipts including a half year's rent of Fristoke. Will send particulars of what he has caused to be made for Mrs. Anne and Mrs. Katharine. Mrs. Anne's gown shall be made against Twelfth Day. Mrs. Katharine has all her gear except her camlet gown, which shall be sent against New Year's Day. "And where your ladyship caused my lord to write me for my charges, I wrote your ladyship only thereof because you should know that I allowed myself none of my lord's money." My lord has written to me to ride into Hampshire to see the view of the stuff at Soberton, and make away the lease to Mr. Bonham if he be reasonable. I intend to go five or six days after Twelfth Day, and I will show Bell part of my mind. If he will abide by his words he may repent it. I beg you to send me the inventory of what you have received from Soberton since your coming to Calais. I will get the kersey dyed scarlet. I send the King's New Year's gift to my lord. Mr. Ric. Cromwell has spoken to me on behalf of John Gough, who is to ride into the country with Mrs. Cromwell his wife. St. Katharine's, 28 Dec.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.
28 Dec. 1274. Titchfield Abbey.
Close Roll,
p. 1, no. 14.
Surrender (by John, perpetual commendatory of the abbey, and the convent) of the monastery with all its possessions in Hants, Berks, and elsewhere in England and Wales, and the marches thereof. 28 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.
Acknowledged, same day, before John Crayford, clk., and Roland Lathom, the King's commissioners.
Ib., p. 2,
no. 63.
2. The same (dated here 18 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.), with an acknowledgment, dated 20 Jan. 29 Hen. VIII., taken in the chapter house by Crayford and Lathom, by virtue of a commission dated 19 Jan. 29 Hen. VIII.
1275. Titchfield.
R. O. Monastery of Tychefeld, Hants:—John Salysbury, suffragan bishop of Thetford, and the convent of Tychefelde, are bound by three obligations, dated 30 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII., to pay at the Annunciation 1538, 45l., and Michaelmas 1538, 45l., and the Annunciation 1539, 44l. 16s. 6d. Thos. Wriothesley is bound by two obligations, dated 20 Sept. 29 Hen. VIII., for 7l. 12 1/2d. at Pentecost next and All Saints then following. Also by two obligations, dated 23 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII., for 17l. 11s. 2d. at All Saints next and Pentecost 1539.
In Wriothesley's hand: Item, Euarley (?). At Lady Day and Mich. for two years, 50l. each.
P. 1. Endd.: Sir Roger Lassels.
28 Dec. 1276. Edward Mountagu to Cromwell.
R. O. Hedley, bailey of Fodryngey, on Christmas Day last, showed me it was your pleasure he should bring Thomas Bright to your lordship with speed. I had, before his coming, sent Bright to Northampton Gaol, and one Philip Clarke, taken with him, to Peterborough Gaol, as I have already advertised your lordship. Hedley brought no token nor letters for my discharge or the gaoler's. Sir William Parre is sheriff of Northamptonshire, and I hear he has Bright in keeping in his own house. Please direct your letters to him for the said Bright; and methinks it were convenient to have Clarke up also. Hemyngton, 28 December. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd. wrongly: My lord Mountagu.
28 Dec. 1277. Nicolas [Shaxton], Bishop of Salisbury, to Cromwell.
R. O. Has sent the King 20l. for his New Year's gift, as he has done in other years. Has been counselled by certain of his friends to give a better gift, which he would do if he were out of debt, though bp. Audelay, having the same benefit from Henry VII. that Shaxton has of the King, gave never more when he was in most prosperity. This shall be no precedent when he is out of debt, but now he cannot do as he would, either to the King or Cromwell. All the money that was received at the audit soon after Hallowmas was paid to Gostwik for parcel of his debt that he owed for the King's tenth, and he still owes 348l. Was constrained to borrow 40l. to buy his servants liveries against Christmas. If Cromwell would speak to Gostwik to let him have respite till next audit, would make all even with the King. Told Cromwell once that he could live according to his receipts, but he has accommodated himself to other men's affections, and so overshot the mark.
Writes all this that Cromwell may be a mean that his small gift may be the more acceptably taken, if perchance any other person would work to the contrary, and that he may in some other way declare his grateful mind to the King and Cromwell. If Doctor Fynche die, would give the King the nomination of the prebend of Chermester and Bere, with 120l., the best in his church, and Cromwell shall have the disposition of the archdeaconry of Wiltshire, with 100 mks. a year. Rammesbury, 28 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 Dec. 1278. Lord Edmund Howard, Henry Palmere, and Thomas Fouler to Cromwell.
R. O. Desire Cromwell's mediation with the King. Would not have failed to put Adrian Doogan in possession, in accordance with the King's letter of which they enclose a copy (fn. n2), but for their oaths to be indifferent between the King and parties. Think the King would not have written as he did if he had heard the case of Thos. Prestwiche, alias Sandwiche, as well as that of Adrian Doogan. If, on fully considering the matter, he insists upon it, will put Adrian in possession. Calais, 28 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
1279. Adrian Dogan.
R. O. Petition of Adrian Doggan, of Calais, to the lord Privy Seal, complaining that the lord Howard will not obey the King's letters which were directed to him, to Mr. Vice-Treasurer's deputy, and to Mr. Vice-Bailiff of Guisnes in Doggan's behalf.
P. 1.
28 Dec. 1280. Thomas Skreven, Mayor of Calais, to Cromwell.
R. O. I and my brethren the aldermen lately sent you two pieces of Orleans wine by one of our said brethren, Geoff. Loveday, desiring your favour in such our suits as he should declare to you.
Where your lordship lately wrote to me concerning Agarde, your servant; I have finished his suit and his attorney has possession. Please be good lord to the widow of my cousin Whalley. Calais, 28 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 Dec. 1281. Ireland.
R. O. Fiat for a Crown lease to A. B., de C. in co. Dublin, of a castle called D. in "co. Midd." (i.e. Meath) for 21 years. 28 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.
Latin, p. 1.
[SYM] A modern copy is in Harl. MS. 4763, f. 485, B.M.
29 Dec. 1282. Sir William Shelley, and Others, to Cromwell.
R. O. On Thursday, St. John's day, at night, we assembled at Lewes, on the King's command. Friday we spent in examination of persons accused, and finally of one Peter at Rith, of Horsham, "that told to one Matthew the matter, and that he should report that he brought a letter from London from my lord Stafford to the lady Stafford his wife." He admits he told the said Matthew and Stephen Chatfield the King was dead, but denies the letter, saying he was not in London these two years. He had the tidings of the King's death of Joan, wife of Ric. Betchet of Horsham, whom we have not yet examined. One Richard Pylstye has confessed he heard of the King's death a fortnight after All Hallow tide. We have ordered that such as be accused shall be examined by the next justices of peace in the rape wherein they dwell. "The words touching the marriage" were told to one Batnor of Lewes, by the wife of Thomas Awdely, victualler there; she says she heard them of Edward Brown, who denies it. Witnesses not yet all examined.
Nic. Jenyns, accused before your Lordship by the commissary for the naming of Mrs. Norys, says he heard it of Wm. Samford of Chichester, not yet examined. The friars have their punishment this Saturday at Lewes, and take it very penitently. Saturday, St. Thomas day, at Lewes.
Signed: Wyllyam Shelley—John Gage—Ryc. Sherley—Jo. Sakevile— Ryc. Bellyngham—Rycharde Sakevyle—Thomas Darell—John Parker—Willyam Wybarne.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
29 Dec. 1283. [Margaret Queen of Scotland] to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P. v. 127.
The King her son is sending his secretary, Sir Thomas Erskin, of Brechin, and the abbot of Kinloss, to inform Henry about his marriage, &c. Begs they may be well received. They made good report of their honourable treatment at their last passing through England. Striveling Castle, 29 Dec. Signed (signature much mutilated).
P. 1. Add. Endd.
30 Dec. 1284. Cromwell.
See Grants in December, No. 39.
30 Dec. 1285. Castillon to Francis I.
Kaulek, 9. Wrote on the 10th of the King's displeasure at the peace negociations between Francis and the Emperor, and the alarm occasioned by them. Within these few days the Emperor has "practiced" the King more than ever, and, among other things, as the King himself has informed me, has assured him that, whatever meetings take place between your deputies and his, he will conclude nothing without informing him; which has so delighted both him and his Council that they have quite recovered their spirits, and are in no fear now of being altogether abandoned, as for some time they expected to be,—during which time, as it seemed to me, I was not looked upon with the same favour as usual. Thereupon came the letters written by Francis at Lourmarin, the 11th inst., which Castillon received on the 24th, directing him to entertain the king of England, "qui est assez estrange quand il veult et où certes je ne trouve pas tous les arrests que je voudrois bien." Thinks that when Henry knew the peace was brewing he would have been glad to contribute some good sum either to Francis or to the Emperor to prevent it, but he would not do so now, seeing he is sought after; and as the Emperor has taken the first step (gaigné le devant), which shows that he has no great desire to treat with Francis, and that already this King was more inclined to his side than to that of France' "jusques à dépescher un gentilhomme vers I'Empereur," Castillon has thought it best, following the intention of Francis as far as possible, seeing that there is no longer any question of a marriage, as his last letters show, to apply what he could of Francis' letter to this advertisement of the Emperor. In fine, has informed Henry that he had been instructed to tell him that, although Francis was sending the card. of Lorraine and the Grand Master to Narbonne to learn what the Emperor's deputies would say, with a view to peace, of which Francis had always been studious, he did not mean to suffer anything to be negociated to Henry's disadvantage, but was determined to remain his perpetual ally, and if necessary to renew the treaties against all as formerly. This would assure him that, even if Francis were in hope of peace with the Emperor and knew nothing of the Emperor's secret intrigues with England, he had no intention of showing himself less friendly to Henry. He waited four days before answering Castillon, and it was not without long consultation that he did so. A number of pretty stories had been impressed on him, [as] that the King of Scots was going to make war upon him, and it was only for that that he was "entertained;" which impressions Castillon partly removed, and he made answer that he acknowledged the good-will of Francis, especially at this time, that he was as much determined as ever to renew the ancient amity, and that if Castillon had had special powers and instructions he would have negociated with him at once. He says he has written to the bp. of Winchester to declare his mind to Francis. You will greatly please him by intimating that you will conclude nothing of the Council without letting him know, for he has repeated this to me twice.
For the rest, he is so amorous of Madame de Longueville that he cannot refrain from coming back upon it. I assured him that the marriage between the king of Scots and her had been already sworn before my first letters; but that no lady in France would be denied him. He replied that he could not believe, even though her father M. de Guise had sworn and promised with M. d'Albrot (the abbot of Arbroath), that Madame de Longueville had consented to it; for when I said to him, "Would you marry another man's wife?" he said he knew well that she had not spoken, and asked me to write to you, if matters were not so far advanced that they could not be broken off, to deliver her to him, and he would do twice as much for you as the king of Scots would. I think it would he well to assure him, and to convince Winchester, that the marriage was determined and sworn to before you had my first letters. I asked who caused him to be more inclined to her than to others, and he said Wallop was so load in her praises that nothing could exceed them. Moreover, he said that he was big in person and had need of a big wife, that your daughter was too young for him, and as to Madame de Vendosme, he would not take the king of Scots' leavings. Could not keep him off the subject.
Wrote that Henry was despatching Briant to Francis. He was detained by illness at Canterbury, and another gentleman of the Chamber, Meotis, was sent in his place, who has now returned, not having gone beyond Paris. Not an abbey remains "sur pied," and Henry thinks himself the lieutenant of God in his kingdom. [London], 30 Dec.
*** A modern transcript is in R.O.
30 Dec. 1286. Castillon to the Grand Master.
Kaulek, 11. By the copy he sends of his letter to Francis, the Grand Master will see the pains the Emperor takes to draw Henry over to himself. Was afraid the King would have contributed something to the Emperor underhand; but when he found he was sought for by the Emperor himself, and that Francis would remain his good friend and ally, he was easily dissuaded. Thinks he loves gold and silver better than the alliance of any prince. He is making a store of it, and there are neither chalices, shrines, nor relics that do not pay smartly for it.
If Francis is determined to renew the alliance between them, would like full instructions about the aid to be given for mutual offence and defence. Speaks of his great expenses. [London], 30 Dec.
*** A modern transcript is in R. O.
30 Dec. 1287. Charles Bulkeley to Cromwell.
R. O. Edward Fynche, doctor of physic, one of the residencers of Salisbury Cathedral, (fn. n3) to whom you have been good lord, is sick and not like to escape. He has the prebend of Charmyster and Beere, in the gift of the bp. of Salisbury, worth 120l. a year and more; he has also the parsonage of Roosse in the bp. of Harford's gift, worth 42l. a year. He is, I know, in your debt, and how it will be paid I cannot say, but I shall be glad to help any of your Lordship's friends to his promotions. Sarum, 30 December.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, Privy Seal. Endd.
30 Dec. 1288. Brabazon to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. ii. 524.
On the arrival of the Commissioners here, accompanied them on their survey in Kilkenny, Waterford, &c. The traitor Bryan O'Connor made petition to them at Kilkenny and yet, soon after, marched to Ofayley, where his brother Kaer had rule under the Deputy, killed part of Kaer's men and expelled him. The Deputy then marched against him but had to return, as the waters and ways were impassable, leaving one of the retinue to keep Brackland Castle. The Commissioners and the writer, hearing of this, hastened to the Deputy and a hosting was appointed.
The Deputy then, with the lord Chancellor, barons of Delven and Slane, mayor of Drogheda and one of the bailiffs of Dublin, proceeded through Magoghegan's country to Ofayley and camped at Brackland Castle; but the traitor fled to Odyn's country. The Deputy pursued to Castellanbryck, eight miles from Brackland, where Richard Butler joined him. Part of the army went into Odyn's country, where they were surprised and about 11 men killed. Then the traitor sent word to the Deputy that he would abide the order of him and the Council and come to Dublin. The Deputy then rode to Dublin leaving the writer to conduct the ordnance. He had before written to the King and Cromwell of the matter. Knows not who were O'Connor's confederates. The best knowledge is in the enclosed letter sent to Brabason from Galway. A safe conduct to Dublin was sent to the traitor, who has now made an agreement with his brother Kaer and both remain in Ofayley.
Did not write till he knew the end of this. Hears their letters are so variable that he is "in doubt to write particularly" by himself. Commends the Commissioners, who are now in hand with the writer's account and will finish everything by Candlemas. Soldiers cannot live on their pay, victuals are so dear here. Artillery, especially bows, are wanted.
Cromwell wrote in Brabazon's favour for the farms of Duleke and Colpe pertaining to the late monastery of Lantonie in England. Some persons here obtained letters patent for the best of them and would not have taken the parcells in Westmeath and the borders. The grant is therefore repealed and Brabazon will take the whole. Sends a note of Acts passed in the present Parliament. Showed the Commissioners an Act that knights and burgesses should be inhabitants of the places whereof they are elected; and they thereupon thought it necessary to dissolve Parliament, as they will declare at their return home, and see remedy provided. James of Desmond does nothing: many think he will do well, but the writer thinks the contrary. Young Garret lies about Crome and Adare and the Deputy makes every effort to attain him. Dublin, 30 Dec.
Hol. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
St. P. ii. 526. II. Acts passed at the first session 1 May 28 Henry VIII.
Succession (Anne Boleyn). Supremacy. First fruits. Attainder of certain rebels. Absentees. Repeal of Poynings' Act for this Parliament. Subsidy. Slandering the King or Queen. Against appeals to Rome. Repealing an Act of legitimation at the petition of the earl of Ossory. (fn. n4)
Session 15 Sept.:—Lordship of Lexlip. Suppression of St. Wolston's Priory. Delahide's lands of Moyclare. Lands in Athirde during nonage of Barnewell's heir of Dronmagh. Irishmen to have no tributes. Stolen goods.
The last session 13 Oct. ao 29:—Succession (Jane Seymour). First Fruits of Abbeys. Proctors. Pardons by the Commissioners. Tithes of Dueleke. Alliances with Irishmen. Against bp. of Rome. Liberty of Wexford county. Twentieth of the Spiritualty. Irish habit and tongue. Suppression of certain abbeys. Restraint of wool. Proof of testaments. Faculties. The intent of the repeal of Poynings' Act. Liberties of Wexford town. Leases by the Commissioners. Penal statutes. Pardons granted at this time. Weirs in cos. Kilkenny and Water ford. Weirs upon the Boyn. Parsonage of Dungarvan. Ordinances by the Commissioners. Leazers of corn in harvest.
Pp. 2.
R. O. 2. Act for the first fruits of abbeys, priories, and colleges in Ireland [28 Henry VIII. cap. 26].
Faded draft, with corrections by Wriothesley. Large paper, pp. 7.
R. O. 3. Bill for an Act of Parliament to be passed in Ireland "for the release of such as have obtained pretended licences and dispensations from the see of Rome."
Large paper, pp. 6. Sheets marked A, B, C, D, E, and F. Sheet E bound up out of place.
30 Dec. 1289. J. de Morbecque to the Deputy of Calais.
R. O. I send you the head of a fine wild boar (beste noire) which I killed yesterday in the chase. I have been some time with my master De Beures in Zealand; otherwise I would have served you better. Tournehen, 30 Dec.
I beg you to get me two English mastiffs (allans) and a bulldog (doghe) Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add. Sealed.
30 Dec. 1290. Francis I. to Castillon.
Has received his letter of the 10th. The king of England has made no reply to the overtures of Francis for an offensive and defensive alliance, by which neither prince should treat with the Emperor without the other's consent. He cannot, therefore, complain except that Francis never remonstrated when he sought to treat with the Emperor. But Francis cannot remain continually at war with the Emperor, while Henry's friendship for both princes turns exclusively to the profit of the latter. Castillon must make this clearly understood. Nevertheless, whatever treaty he makes, Francis will not fail to preserve the amity between him and Henry. Francis told the bp. of Winchester, who came to him this afternoon, that the deputies of the Emperor insisted chiefly on the celebration of the Council. This is the only point on which Francis would wish to sound the king of England, and he keeps back and dissembles this condition as much as possible, in order to know Henry's intention. Castillon is to get at this secretly, and send it with all possible diligence. If peace is to be made Francis cannot refuse the Council, but, as he told the bp. of Winchester, knowing the intention of Henry, he will endeavour to defer or limit the Council in such wise that nothing shall be done in it to his prejudice,—provided always that if on this account no peace be concluded Henry shall aid Francis against the Emperor. If Henry be pleased to take in marriage Mdlle. de Vendome, or make a new alliance offensive and defensive, Francis will enter into it readily and the peace negotiations will be no obstacle. Castillon shall assure Henry that the Emperor alone desired this negotiation, and would not allow the king of England or any other to be called to counsel, as Francis would have been glad to do. Montpellier, 30 Dec.
*** A modern transcript is in R. O.
30 Dec. 1291. Bochetel to Castillon.
Kaulek, 9. Castillon will intimate to the king of England, wisely and skilfully, what Francis writes in cipher, and send an answer as soon as possible. Francis was very sorry for the stoppage of the couriers, desiring that Englishmen should be treated as his own subjects, and would to God they were as friendly and sincere on that side as here. M. le Veneur expects his greyhound. Bochetel will inform his wife about the plate Castillon proposes to give her. Has sent on his letter to the Grand-Master with the copy of that to the King. Montpellier, 30 Dec.
*** A modern transcript is in R. O.
31 Dec. 1292. Castillon to Francis I.
Kaulek, 12. Francis will understand by his letter of yesterday Henry's sentiments about Madame de Longueville. The lord Privy Seal has this morning sent him a secretary of the King to inform him that, in his desire to promote his master's interests, he despatched a sure agent into France, who learned that, although M. de Guise promised and swore to the marriage of Madame de Longueville, she never consented. She is ready to obey Francis in everything, but she never specially promised to marry the king of Scotland, and Francis might grant her to Henry. If this be impossible, the reasons should be specified in detail, that Henry may not think he was refused only to gratify the king of Scotland. Castillon replied that he was astonished the lord Privy Seal should think an act of marriage could be concluded without procuration of the parties. If Madame de Longueville had given a procuration to her father, perhaps those of whom such close inquiry was made were not called as witnesses. As to making excuses for the sake of the good will which the king of England bears to France, it seems to me, said Castillon, that this tail does not belong to this calf, the alliance between the two Kings being for the advantage of the one quite as much as of the other. He promised, however, to write about it to his master.
Francis can understand "en quel état se trouve le roi d'Angleterre." In fact Mr. Meotis, who was supposed to be returned from the French court, has gone secretly to Madame de Longueville, and made such a report to his master that he has still more set fire to the tow, "je dirois voluntiers, vostre honneur sauve, au cul," as you may perceive; even so far that if you put him off a little you will get from him now what you could not by any other means hereafter, whatever good thing might be proposed. It is easy to see that he is well caught, and I think this matter deserves good consideration. If you do not conclude with the Emperor, 500,000 cr., loan or gift, "pendent à ses couilles." Wishes to know the King's pleasure and will help to play the farce to the best of his power. [London], 31 Dec.
[SYM] A modern transcript is in R. O.
31 Dec. 1293. Castillon to the Grand Master.
Kaulek, 13. The Grand Master will see by the copy of his letter to the King a pretty comedy which might be played here if it be thought good. If not, it would be advisable to notify Winchester clearly that the marriage was concluded and sworn by M. de Guise having power and procuration from Madame de Longueville his daughter, so that no more be said upon the subject, for the king of England would have given half his kingdom to have married her. [London]. 31 Dec.
*** A modern transcript is in R. O.
1294. Castillon to Bochetel.
Ib. "Monsieur, faictes trouver ma letter la meilleure que vous pourrez, je vous prie; si je parle un peu grassement, la matiere le requiert." Wishes to know how the King takes it. [London], 31 Dec.
*** A modern transcript is in R. O.
31 Dec. 1295. Sir Richard Ryche to Cromwell.
R. O. Received a bill, under Privy Seal, whereby it appears the last earl of Northumberland, 20 March 27 Hen. VIII., granted to Sir William Percye, 104l. rent, out of Preston, Gisbourne, and Langstrothdale, Yorks., which Sir William surrendered to the King. By the death of the Earl, the lands were the King's by Act of Parliament, before 20 March, and all annuities, except to ordinary officers, void, saving that, by the Act, the Earl could and did grant annuities up to 100l. and no more; so that the King now grants the 104l. out of his own lands. The office of stewardship and "fostership" of Lekynfelde, contained in the said privy seal, are in variance; but how he cannot tell, for the books are in London. For these causes refused to seal the bill till he had spoken with Cromwell. Sir William has since been with the King, who commanded Mr. Henage to write to Ryche to explain the stay. Has written to Cromwell and not to Mr. Henage, supposing he knows most of the matter. Lieghez, 31 December. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Sir Richard Ryche, knight.
31 Dec. 1296. Chr. Hales to Cromwell.
R. O. Alcok, customer of Sandwich, is dead, (fn. n5) and I beg you to be good lord to my friend Mr. Hardys for his office. The widow of Alcok is his nigh kinsman, and he helps her now to the burial of her husband. Please keep me in remembrance for my matter of St. Albans which I have desired my friend Broke to solicit for me. Hakynton, 31 December.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.: The Master of the Rolls.
31 Dec. 1297. Sir Wm. Parre to Cromwell.
R. O. According to his letter, dated 21st inst., has endeavoured to find out the persons who made the spoil in Lord Mountjoy's park at Abthorpe. Can get no perfect knowledge but that Sir John St. John, Sir John Parkar, and Sir Robt. Kirkham are suspected. Sends the confession of one Thos. Bright, who was sent to gaol at Northampton on St. Thomas day before Christmas. Horton, 31 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
31 Dec. 1298. William à Deane, Mayor of Wallingford, to the Mayor of Oxford.
R. O. I have received your letters, by which I perceive you have received the King's commission to inquire what persons have spread seditious tales of his Grace. I have called before me John à Deane, who has declared that one Will. Edmondes, of Reading, on the 12 Dec. last, told him, at Wallingford, that the King was dead. After the publishing of such words Sir Walter Stonor, Sir Will. Essex, and Mr. Fachell, of Reading, the King's commissioners in Berkshire, sent one of Stonor's servants to me to make inquiries, and I certified him that John à Deane heard the words of Will. Edmondes. "After that the said commissioners sent unto us a certain person, the which was punished and set upon the pillory, his ears cut off from his head, and afterwards whipped naked." He was sent to us from his head, and afterwards whipped naked." He was sent to us from Newbury, and, after execution done by us, was sent unto Reading, being punished as the beginner of the said seditious tales. I desire that "the said Alexander" may be dismissed and put at your pleasure. Wallingford, 31 Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
31 Dec. 1299. Sir John Porte to Cromwell.
R. O. On Friday after the feast of St. Andrew, by reason of the adjournment at Stafford of the oyer and terminer holden there at the last assizes in summer, Porte rode thither with Mr. Fytzherbert and other commissioners. The vicar of Bedell, Sir Nich. Whelocke, indicted of treason, as Porte told Cromwell at his last being with him, was arraigned and acquitted. Also there William Holt shewed the commissioners that Sir Ric. Norres, parson of Chedull, had spoken treason. Held an inquest thereof, but could not find it true; so bound the parties for appearance, &c.
Porte then rode to Shrewsbury to the Lord President. Was commanded to wait on the Lord President and Council at Bridgenorth, 20 Jan., for causes betwixt the earl of Worcester and Lord Ferrars, and from Bridge north to ride to Worcester and show Mr. Welche, (fn. n6) sheriff of Worcestershire, the King's pleasure, as declared by Cromwell, concerning the friar there attainted of treason, and the two other persons of seditious words concerning the lord Steward and the earl of Derby. Etwall, last day of December. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: L. Privy Seal. Endd.
31 Dec. 1300. Lord Leonard Grey to Henry VIII.
R. O. Was continuing Parliament at Dublin, 19 Oct., when certified about 10 a.m. by Kayr O'Chonor how the traitor Brene O'Chonor had expelled the said Kayr from Offale after a fight, in which were slain 9 or 10 persons. Repaired the same day to Rathmahan on the borders of Offale and wrote to divers lords and gentlemen to join him; but so much rain had fallen that they could not enter Offale, the ways being impassable until the 10th Nov. Tarried on the borders of Offale until 30th Oct. for their defence, and then returned to the city to give praise to God for the news out of Wales of the birth of a prince and to consult the Commissioners about expelling the traitor. A "main journey" of 21 day's victuals was fixed for 12 Nov., when the army assembled. Passed Mageochagan's country and took his pledge and that of O'Molmoy. The traitor fled to Odoyn's country. Pursued him and burnt the country and he fled to Okarell's country. Returned into Offale and there found, in Kyllagh, and abbey of Observant Friars, and in Castle Geshyll corn enough to sustain 1,000 men for a year. Carried away much and burnt the rest. Then the traitor sent to say he would abide the King's order to be taken by the Chancellor, Under-Treasurer, and Grey, and, finally. Grey's order alone. Agreed to this to gain time until the long nights were past. The traitor, therefore, was coming accompanied by two of Grey's servants, when at Kynayfadd his brother Kayr came to him, and, after they had talked together, the traitor refused to go further. For the good services done by Kayr even in this last journey, Grey had always favoured him. Delayed writing as he hoped to write of the conclusion of the matter. Blames the lords and captains in this journey who shirked the dangerous passage of the fords, &c. Sees now that the marchers desire not the suppression of the King's enemies.
Begs licence to come to the King to detail matters too prolix to write of and to provide a bedfellow of his own country. Wants artillery, as the King's servant Barnardine de Valoys can show, and the Commissioners also Maynooth, 31 Dec. Signed.
Pp. 3. In Brabazon's hand. Add. Endd.
31 Dec. 1301. Lord Leonard Grey to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. ii. 528.
To the same effect as No. 1,300., with the addition, at the end of the first paragraph, of a clause denying that he ever could have put O'Connor out of the way of making such attempts. Gave him leave at the instant suit of the earl of Ossory to go among his friends provided he came not to Mchylphatrike's, O'Carroll's. or Odoyn's countries, or anywhere near Offale; but never could apprehend him. Maynooth, 31 Dec.
Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
31 Dec. 1302. Thomas Agard to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. ii. 532.
The Commissioners have been in the West, in Kilkenny, Clumen, Caschell, Watyrforthe, Dungarvan, and Waxsforthe with Mr. Treasurer and all his retinue. Since their return they have been in Meath, Dublin, Louth, and Uryell. Commends them, especially Mr. Sentleger. If the Commissioners were at home, with the Chief Justice and Master of the Rolls, they would speak of things that will not be written.
The Deputy made a costly hosting against Okoner, but they did nothing, and the Deputy was home two days' before the army or Mr. Treasurer. Caire Okoner, who then waited upon the Deputy, is now the King's enemy. Fears there is some fault. The lords and gentlemen and many commons who were there say the Deputy took from them their horses and harness in the midst of the enemy's country, and many of them came home on foot. The marshall took their horses, "at whose command he best knoweth." Mr. Richard Butler came through Myken Phatryke's O'Carrolle's and Odyn's countries to the Deputy and brought a good company. Dublin, 31 Dec.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal, in London.
31 Dec. 1303. John Hutton to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. viii. 9.
Letters from Venice arrived yesterday, dated the 15th., certifying that peace is concluded between the Emperor and the French king, and that the French king's second son shall marry the Emperor's daughter and have the duchy of Milan in dote: also that Barba Russe is fled with 12 galleys to Messina, and has yielded himself to the Emperor. Strange if true! The commons of Gelderland have submitted to the duke of Cleves. Has shown Friar Peto the effect of Cromwell's letter, to which he will make answer by writing. He showed Hutton a letter from Michael Throgmorton, dated Rome, 30th Nov., reporting the great triumph made at Rome for his master's safe arrival: by which I perceive he much lamented his master being out of the King's favour, professing himself to be in suspicion both with his master and with your Lordship, and suggesting what high service his master might do the King if taken into favour. He writes that he will do his utmost to stay the putting forth of the book against the King, but doubts it will not be in his power, as a peace between the Emperor and Francis may lead to a General Council at Vinsencia, a town of the Venetians. Antwerp, 31 Dec.
Hol. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
— Dec. 1304. Richard Tracy to Cromwell.
R. O. Obtained a lease of the manor of Bardysley, Gloue., from queen Anne, which lease was continued by the grant of the late queen Jane. Has spent much money in reparations. Is sick and cannot ride to London. Begs him to obtain for him the King's grant of the manor. Stanwey, — (fn. n7) Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
1305. Wm. Byrlyngam to Cromwell.
R. O. Prays God to send him a good new year and that he may complete it, as prosperously as he has entered it. There are persons so "replenished with iniquity" that they murmur and speak against Cromwell in a way not fitting to a peer of the realm and one of the King's Council. Feels it his duty to inform Cromwell of this, considering how he is bound to his Lordship for benefits received, both money and comforting words; especially in his suit for the lease he had of the abbey of Sopham Bulbek, which cost him much. The abbey was immediately dissolved, and given to Mr. Pachet, with whom he bargained for the farm of the house. Mr. Pachet, however, deceitfully bargained with another, so the writer has lost his money spent in suit.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell. Endd.
1306. W illiam Byrlyngam to [Cromwell].
B. M. As your Lordship has, in pure compassion, promised to aid me in my right, I once more entreat your help for the recovery of certain lands in Mychellden and about the forest of Dene, of which I am ready to deliver the evidences. Two kinsmen named John Adys and Ric. Ketforthe withhold me from my right.
Hol.,p. 1. Endd.
1307. Nicolas de Cleyberghe to Cromwell.
R. O. "A me lord Privesel."
A loyal subject of the Emperor, Nicolas de Cleyberghe, has served his Majesty 24 years in Spain and Germany and in the wars of France, Gueldres, Frize, Utrecht, conquest of Overyssel, &c, as well as secretary as leader of his artillery. Seeing the evil of the long wars of Gueldres he devised means to subjugate that country and to secure the frontier towns of Flanders, Artois, and Hainault. For this, and attempting to obtain pardon for some persons condemned for the Gospel, certain lords now governing the Low Countries have deprived, him of his offices and goods, and intended to force him to turn Frenchman to put him to death on the frontiers. Five months ago he landed at Calais and presented a petition to the governor and council and lord Chaps, Grand Chamberlain, captain of Ghynnes, as above; adding that he was experienced in several new inventions of war, such as to provide for the speedy capture of Therouenne without any more artillery than was employed there, also for the capture of towns situated on the sea or large rivers, for fortifications, &c. Was asked whether he could flood certain marshes towards Guisnes, and undertook it, and for this the lord Deputy and Mons. de Saulmes (Palmer?), Grand Porter, have entertained him ever since. Begs now for some "traictement de secrete" and for a gratuity to retire to his own quarter.
French, pp. 2. Endd.: A supplication of Nicholas Cleybergh, stranger.
1308. [John Alen] to The Commissioners in Ireland.
R. O.
St. P. ii. 486.
They required him, under promise of secrecy, to write of abuses in Ireland and measures of reform necessary; but afterwards, lest several books should show a diversity of opinion, they were content he should join with others in conceiving a book. As his colleagues have not yet finished he will express his own mind. Has been the slacker in writing his mind as at their coming, and long after, he was sick and busy with matters of Parliament; besides, at their first coming he delivered them a book, and has hitherto made books to the King and Council, of which he has no copies by him and might vary from them and so be "deprehended." The King's revenues are increased beyond the sum there promised and his power greater than for 60 years past.
Is no man of war, but in the last eight years has been on more journeys than any of his degree. Enormities in this land have been greatly due to the deputies; not but that there have been good deputies, as the duke of Norfolk, and others. "Though my lord Deputy that now is be a noble man and a good gentleman, yet peradventure, if truth might say truth, men say, there would be noted more abuses in him than in most of the residue of the King's officers." Hints that the Deputy is not ruled by the laws. There should be wardens in the marches to redress robberies, &c. In case of petty robberies the Deputy, with the warden and gentlemen of that march, should parley with the offender and, if he be found willful, punish him by sudden raids which hurt Irishmen more than any hostings can do. Indeed such journeys are of little use except in harvest or at Candlemas time to let the sowing of oats. The hearts and service of Irishmen must be regarded. After a raid upon the Irish the Deputy should continue some time on that border to discourage the enemy. He need not charge the whole country, for if it be in Uriell he may lie at Dundalk; if with Orayly, at Kynleis, the Navan, or Arthboy; if with O'Chonour, at Trym, in Bremyngham's country, Rathangan, or Kildare; and if with O'More, at Athye. Other devices concerning the duty of the deputy, who should be a "mirror both of justice and chivalry" and not given to vile language. "The misuse or liberality of such speech I fear hath done more hurt of late than men with all their forces and policy can redubbe again." The Deputy hath lost the hearts both of friend and foe. Misuse of deputies in calling the Council together without due warning and to places where they could get no proper lodging. Hostings. Unnecessary that judges and officers of the courts should go on these journeys. Indentures with Irishmen as O'More and McGilpatrick. Extortions. Office of marshal of the host. No Brehon's laws should be used nor "canes, erykes, sawtes ne byenges" taken.—Administration of the King's laws.—As to the four shires above Barrow, until the Kavenaghes, Byrnnes, and Thooles be reformed a court should be kept at Waterford. The fees paid to officers of the liberty of Wexford and the priory of St. Katharine's besides Waterford would pay for this.—Ossory and his son.—Fees of law officers too small.—Meath should be made two counties, from Athboy westward being called Westmeath.—Court of Chancery, the Rolls, &c.—The Castle hall where the law is kept to be rebuilt, or the majesty of the law will perish and the judges have to minister the law upon hills "as it were Brehons or wild Irishmen in their eriottes." Orayle's fine of 1,000 kine would do this and repair Trym gaol. A common gaol to be in every shire. Petitions.
In Alen's hand. Add. at head: To Mr. Ant. Sentleger, Geo. Poulet, Thos. Moyle, and Wm. Berners, commissioners. In margin: Presented by the Master of the Rolls.
R. O. 2. Another copy.
Pp. 14. Endd.: The copy of a book exhibited to, &c.
1309. Ireland.
R. O.
St. P. ii. 564.
"The Form of the Beads."
Directs prayers for the King as Supreme Head (with exhortation, ordered by the abp. of Dublin, to renounce the Pope), "our young prince, prince Edward," lord Leonard Gray lord Deputy, &c.
Commences: "Ye shall pray for the universal Catholic Church."
Ends: "For these and for grace every man say a Paternoster and an Ave."
R. O. 2. Modern copy of the above.
Pp. 2.
Dec. 1310. Ireland.
R. O. Account of William Brabason, the King's under-treasurer and receiver-general in Ireland; for 3 1/2 years and 5 weeks ending Michaelmas 29 Henry VIII., i.e. from 26 Aug. 26 Henry VIII. to the said Michaelmas. Citing, as a preface, Brabason's patent of appointment. (See Vol. VII., No. 1122 (12).)
(1.) Arrearages due before the said period:—From Ric. Mason and John Bagott, receivers of Eskir, John Felde, late receiver of Arduilham, divers tenants of Waspayneston in the manor of Lucan, the bailiffs of Dublin, Walt. Dowdale for rent of a tenement of the late earl of Kildare in Drogheda, James Flemyng baron of Slane, Henry, abbot of St. Thomas the Martyr near Dublin (for release of temporalties in 26 Hen. VIII.), George bp. of Armagh (residue of treasure brought from England), Sir Chr. Barnewell, sheriff of Meath, Thos. Stephens, late receiver of Trim and Moyger, Sir Ric. Nugent baron of Delvyn for Dundalk, Sir Walt. Bedlowe lord of Roche for the same, Offerall Banne for a certain castle, late in tenure of the earl of Kildare, in Ofaralle's country. Total 136l. 8s. 5d.
(2.) Ancient possessions of the King:—Co. Dublin: From Thos. Crese, chaplain, receiver of Cromlyn, Patrick Sampson, receiver of Newcastell and the mill of Milton, Reg. Talbot, farmer of Corbally, Salisbaon and Ballymerg, John White, occupier of Pouersynnes, Ric. Donyll and Thos. Flemyng, farmers of Tassagard, John Aleyn, farmer of Eskir, the rent of Ric. Fitzwilliam's manor of Thornecastell, before it was granted to Patrick Fynglas and Chr. de la Hyde during the minority of Thomas, son and heir of Ric. Fitzwilliam of Bagerath, Ric. Salvage farmer of St. Laurence, Ric. Burnell and Gerald Nugent, farmers of Killeneuen, Staghuavyn and Burcolyn, the prior of St. Augustine's Dublin, farmer of Collet Innes, Reg. Talbot, tenant of Dalky in Omayll, Wm. Growe, farmer of an orchard in Newstrete in Dublin; some issues of Chapel Isold, not accounted for because it is now granted to Wm. Wise, gentleman-usher of the King's chamber. Co. Meath: From Thos. Stephens, farmer of Trym and Moyger, Peter Leyns receiver of Moyfenrath, Rathcower, Ballereyn and Balskeagh, Ric. baron of Delvin, farmer of Belgard and Foure, (Demor and Derver not accounted for, because granted to James Butler esq. for life, nor Castle Jordan, because it lay waste), issues of the manor of Cloghran, Gerald Fitzgerald, farmer of Castelricard, (Kilmory, Corbalislan and Wotton lay waste), Sir Chr. Nugent, farmer of Belacor, John Darcy, farmer of Rathwire, Ric. Birford, receiver of Rathtouth (with allowance for waste), Ric. baron of Delvin collector of "le Anuall" i.e. the price of 100 cows at 6s. each due at Easter, Ric. Protford collector of rents in Betaughton and Athgan, (the weir-pool in Fertullagh remained unlet because of the war of Thomas Fitzgerald), Ric. baron of Delvin, farmer of Templeton. Cos. Louth and Wexford: (The manor of Cowley lay waste all the time, and that of Carlingford with Castelmeis until Michaelmas 26 Hen. VIII.), Martin Seryne receiver of Carlingford (for the half year ending Easter 27 Hen. VIII.), (Green Castle remained waste until Easter 27 Hen. VIII., and John Prouse dec., late constable of Carlingford and Green Castle, took the issues there until Michaelmas 28 Hen. VIII.; after which Jerome Lynne, now constable, has taken them; the manor of Dondrum lay waste all the time of this account, the lordship of Morn and the manor of Ome part of the time, and the manor of Inferney all the time), John Tryvers, farmer of the fishery of the Banne, Janet Lynche, farmer of a water-mill in Galway, Maemorghoo, farmer of Fernes in co. Wexford, lately recovered from the rebels (for one year), Thos. Marteyn of Galway town for three places for netting salmon on the rivers there. Fee farms of Dublin, Drogheda, and Limerick. Total 1,830l. 18s. 0 3/4d.
(3.) Customs of the ports:—Dublin, Drogheda, and Dundalk, Thos. Stephens, Arland Ussher, and Thos. Agar, farmers for four years, 586l. 13s. 4d., 553l. 6s. 8d., and 88l. respectively; Melok, issues 100s. from 14 May, 29 Henry VIII., on which day the priory of Holme Patrick, which formerly took the issues, was suppressed; Trym, John Royrke, farmer, at 4l. a year; Naas, David Sutton, farmer, since Michaelmas 26 Henry VIII., when it was recovered from Thomas Fitzgerald the traitor, at 7l. 6s. 8d. a year; Foure, Ric. baron of Delvin, farmer, at 66s. 8d. a year. Total, 1,281l. 6s. 8d.
(4.) Lands of the late earl of Kildare, attainted:—The manors, farms, &c. in cos. Meath, Kildare, Carlow, Dublin, Louth, Limerick, Kilkenny, Tipperary, Cork, and Wexford, being specified, with the names of the receivers and the periods for which they have accounted, &c. The places are:—Meath, manors of Portlester, Kildalk, Moylagh, Moynalwey, Owghthillagh, Couleurre, Cullendragh, and Coyneston; lands in Dougheston, Barreston, Jenkenston, Warenston, Wodcokkeston, Blakhall, and Pierston Marchall; manor of Arduilham, lands in Serene, Fertullagh, Kynalyagh, Beall, Bernegon, Clonquoyllan, Loviston, Ballyntoughir, and Crewe, manors of Clancoughor, Stonton, Killenur[ILL] le Carne, and other manors in Maghircorik, lands in Castlebar, Lesserdunlagh, and Newcastell, manors of Rathbegan, Kiltale, Carbreston, and Ballybarrok. Kildare—manor of Kildare, lands in Kilkake, castles and manors of Leye and Morette, manors of Moreston Viller, Milton and Boranston cum Alowne in the barony of Connall, lands in Ballikeno and Ballyerodan and the baronies of Clane, Oughterim and Okeyth, manors of Maynouth and Mynousley, turbaries in Redmore beside Ballygorney, manors of Kildrought and Blackewood, lands in Donada, manor of Rathmore, castle of Lady Castell, manors of Kilka and Thristeldermote, Norragh, Glashele, Rathangan, Woodstock and Athye, and Trymolyn. Carlow—Cloneogan and Kelliston. Dublin—manors of Lucan and Waspayneston, with lands in Newcastell, Cromlyn, and Agoo. Louth—Athirde and Molenston, manor of Marshialrath, lands in Downgoill, Waringisland, Castelton, Dowcawan, Killenen, Balleregan, and Rathskiagh, castle and manor of Arglasse in Le Cale, manors of Priourton next Termonfeihen and Cnocke, and a tenement in Drogheda. Limerick—manors of Adare, Crom, Ratheaman, Tiberney, and Carrickittell (James FitzJohn of Desmond took the rents of the first and the rest lay waste). Kilkenny—Glasshare manor. Tipperary—manors of Knockgraffyn, Castellcurre, Siffyn, and Ballenry. Cork—lands beside the town of Cork. Wexford—rectory of Killenagh, farmed by Wm. Ketyng, preceptor of Kilclogan. Total, 2,177l. 11s. 9 1/2d.
(5.) Lands of James Fitzgerald, traitor:—Manor of Lexlippe, lordship of Rathvilla, and other lands (specified) in Kildare and Waterford. Total, 167l. 4s. 6d.
(6.) Of Oliver Fitzgerald:—Lands in Ballyjordan, Litilbrune, and other places (named) in co. Meath. Total, 23l. 14s. 2d.
(7.) Of Ric. Fitzgerald:—Certain issues (specified) of the lordships of Powerscourt and Templecarge, Fassaghroo and Rathdowne in co. Dublin. Total, 40s.
(8.) Of Walter Fitzgerald:—Lands (specified) in the barony of Carbre in co. Dublin. Total, 6l. 7s. 9d.
(9.) Of Walter de la Hyde:—Lands (specified) in the barony of Carbre in co. Kildare. Total, 58l. 2s. 6d.
(10.) Of William Bath, traitor:—Manors of Dullardston, Shenshalleston, Thurstenston, Rollanston, and Tancardston, the lordships of Ardgalff and Peperton, and the manors of Faganston and Rayeston in co. Meath; manors of Le Nangre, Kilbride, and Sclaffardston, and lands in Knockdromen and Lusk in co. Dublin. Total, 146l. 7s. 5d.
(11.) Of Chr. Eustace:— Farms of Corbetiston and Halouston, manors of Symondston, Daltonston, and rents in Haukenston, Maceston, Hogenston, and elsewhere (indicated) in Meath (some lordships not accounted for because assigned to Elizabeth relict of the said Eustace); rents in Sigenston and other places (named) in cos. Kildare and Dublin. Total, 195l. 5d.
(12.) Of John Burnell, traitor:—Lordships of Balligriffyn and Castelknock, and rents in Cowparke and elsewhere (named) in co. Dublin; rents in Bolys, Esterkernes, and other places (named) in Meath, some of which are assigned to Lady Joan Talbot, relict of——(blank) Burnell, father of the said traitor; the lordship of Hagard and lands in Ballybalryk in co. Louth; a number of other lands (specified) are also not accounted for because assigned to the foresaid Lady Joan Talbot. Total, 162l. 11s. 2 1/4d.
(13.) Of Tege Obrene, McConnor, and Dermot McDonyle:—Lands in Annaghrock and Downyng which lay waste and yielded nothing.
(14.) Of David Nevell, baron, traitor:—The manor of Roscaralon and certain rents in Montaynton and elsewhere (named) in co. Wexford. Total, 119s. 3d.
(15.) Of James Kethyng, traitor:—Lands in Kilcowan, &c. (named), in co. Wexford. Total, 9l. 4s.
(16.) Of William Purcell:—Farms in Dunboyn, in co. Dublin. Total, 50s.
(17.) Small farms (of escheated lands not specified). Total, 23l. 2s. 4d.
(18.) Lands late of the earl of Shrewsbury:—Manors of Roslare, Ballymor, Ballymaskalers, Kildowan, and Carge, and rents in Clereston, Derbes Island, and Wexford, in co. Wexford. Total, 102l. 11s. 6d.
(19.) Of the duke of Norfolk and lord Berkley:—Manors of Ballifaxer, Dippis, and Cathirlagh, with the town of Rosse and lordship of Old Rosse in the Fassaghbentre. Total, 116l. 19s. 7 1/2d.
(20.) Lands late of the earl of Wiltshire and Sir George Seintleger, coheirs of Thomas late earl of Ormond:—Manors of Oughtrard, Castelwarning, Russhe, Balscadan, Portrarn, and rents in Clyntonscourte and Dublin, in cos. Dublin and Kildare; the manor of Blackcastell in Meath; lordships of Kilkenny, Gawran, and Knocktohir, and manors of Carrik McGriffyn, Tullagh, Phelym, Arclowe, and Rosse, fee farm of Waterford, manor and rectory of Dongarven, in cos. Kilkenny and Waterford. Total, 423l. 11s. 4 ½d.
(21.) Possessions lately belonging to the priory of Lanthony, in England:—Grange of Dueleke, lands in Loghir, Colpe, and other places, and tithes of numerous other places (detailed) in Meath, Louth alias Uriell, and Dublin; also pensions from the priors of Molinger (pension lately pertaining to the "said late monastery" of Dueleke and Colpe), Triscuagh and Christchurch in Dublin, and the rectors of Kilwolagh, and [of St. Peter's and St. Mary's in Drogheda. Total, 597l. 4s. 10d. (fn. n8)
(22.) Lands of the late abbey of Dueleke suppressed:—Manors of Dueleke, Corbally, Caillaghton, Le Ridder, and lands and tithes (detailed) in Meath. Total, 29l. 9s. 11d. (fn. n9)
(23.) Lands lately belonging to the abbey of Furness, in England:—A few places in Meath and Louth (detailed). Total, 30l. 6d.*
(24.) Lands belonging to the late (sic) abbey of Osney:—Rectory of Kiltenan and lands in Kepdromyn and Slevoyn in co. Tipperary. Total, 6l.*
(25.) Of the late house of St. Thomas of Acon, London:—A messuage in Ballenegannenagh in co. Tipperary. 4l.*
(26.) Lately belonging to St. Augustine's, Bristol:—Rectories of Casteldonagh alias Bananagh, Dissert and Kilferagh, and a messuage in Thomastown in co. Kilkenny, and the rectory of Inhorollyn in O'Brien's country. 12l.*
(27.) Of the late monastery of Cartmell:—Lands in Kilrush and tithes in Ballisax in co. Kildare. 12l.*
(28.) Of the late house of St. Wolstan, suppressed:—From John Aleyn, Master of the Rolls, to whom the lands (not specified) were granted by patent. 15l.*
(29.) Of the late abbey of Holme Patrik:—Manors and lands specified in co. Dublin. 35l. 18s. 6d.†
(30.) Of St. Peter's beside Trym:—Lands in Meath. 46l. 15s. 6 ½d.†
(31.) Abbey of Bektiff, dissolved—Lands in Meath. 42l. 18s. 8d.†
(32.) Of Donbrody, dissolved:—Lands in Wexford. 6l. 13s. 6d.†
(33.) Of Tyntern, with certain possessions late of Christchurch in Canterbury:—Demesne lands of Tynterne and other lands, &c. specified in Wexford, and two messuages in the town of Waterford. 44l. 15s. 2d.†
(34.) Of the late house of nuns beside Dublin:—Lands in Dublin and Meath. 7l. 3s. 7 ½d.†
(35.) Of the late monastery of Baltinglasse:—Lands specified in Kildare and Carlow. 26l. 8s. 8d.† much being unaccounted for because of waste caused since the time of the dissolution of the monastery, 18 May 27 Hen. VIII., by the wars of Terence O'Thole Macmorough, and the O'Mores.
(36.) Of Duske:—Lands specified but some of the names not filled in, 11l. 13s. 4d.,† allowance for waste caused by the wars of MakMorrough and the Cavanaghs since the dissolution in May last.
1537. (37.) Lands of the King's wards, being under age, i.e., of Maurice s. and h. of Thos. Fitzmores in Balfegham, co. Meath. and Lecagh, co. Kildare; Walter s. and h. of John Tuytt in Le Sonagh, Julianstoun, &c., co. Meath; Barnaby s. and h. of Robt. Scorlok of Athboy (up to Michaelmas 28 Hen. VIII. when he attained full age); Gerald s. and h. of Patrick Archebold of Moch Bree in co. Dublin (up to Easter 29 Hen. VIII. when he attained full age); John s. and h. of Charles Welsshe in Sangannagh, co. Dublin; John s. and h, of Ric. Cusake in Ballynilham, co. Meath; Behan s. and h. of John Okenelan in Balmekyll, co. Meath (up to Mich. 27 Hen. VIII. when he attained full age); Robert s. and h. of James Darcy (not accounted for because granted to Garrald Fitzgarrald by the King's letters); Nicholas s. and h. of Peter Taaff of Ballybragan (from Mich. ao 26); Robert s. and h. of Oliver Eustace in Lestartan, co. Meath (from Mich. ao 27); Maurice s. and h. of Gerald Fitzgerald in Donnor and Le Keragh, co. Kildare (from Mich. ao 27) James s. and h. of Gerald Wogan in le Downynges, co. Kildare (from Mich. ao 27) —— (blank) Barnewell, s. and h. of Robert Barnewell, of Dromnagh, in Athird, co. Louth (from Mich. ao 27); Edm. s. and h. of Walter Goldyng of Person Landy in Jordanston and Moreston, co. Meath (for 1 ½years ending Mich. 29 Hen. VIII.) Total, 401l. 15s. 8d.
Proceeds of sale of certain wards, i.e., Thomas s. and h. of Nic. Wycombe of Dryname (sold to Patrick Russell and John Belyng), Robt. s. and h. of John s. and h. of Oliver Eustace of Lestarton (David Sutton), Nich. Taaff of Ballybragan (Patrick Barnewell), Maurice s. and h. of Thomas Fitzgerald of Balfeaghan (David Sutton and Walt. Goldyng), Walt. Marward s. and h. of Jas. Mayleward baron of Shryne (Thos. Cusak), James Wogan of the Downynges (Ric. Foster and John Ryan), Jas. (sic) Fitzgerald of Donnour (the same). Total 383l. 6s. 8d.
(38.) Issues of the Subsidy from clergy and temporalty (detailed) in cos. Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare, and Wexford. Total 2,836l. 14s. 11d.
(39.) From lands of absentees under the statute 3 Ric. II., i.e., of the priories of Christchurch in Canterbury and Cartmell, the vicar of Balmadon, Steph. Crenan vicar of Outrard and rector of Rathangan, and St. Augustine's by Bristol. Total 46l. 7s. 8d.
(40.) Escheats, 7l. 5s. 4d.
(41.) Fines and amercements (classified), 805l. 11s. 11d.
(42.) Temporalties of the archbishopric of Dublin (detailed) for 1 ½years ending Mich. 27 Hen. VIII., 623l. 5s. 8d.
(43.) First fruits (specified) from William Power, archd. of Dublin, Simon Geffrey, rector of Howthe, Jas. Humfrey (fn. n10) r. of Payneston, Ric. Grey r. of Lyne, Simon Geffrey vicar of Stamelyn, Nic. Petite v. of Mollinger, John Wogan* v. of Bolrodry, And. Barnewell* v. of Kyllowan, Edward Bassenott* dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin, Hen. Dermotte v. of Athboy, Eustace Broun v. of Casteldermott, Jas. O'Mollegan v. of Karragh, David Longe* v. of Bowdonston, Ric. Byrmyngeham* v. of Clonshanbowe, Dowlyn Obyrn* v. of Ballysax, Edm. Doyn v. of Callioyston, James —— (blank) v. of Clane, John Fyan v. of Maynooth, John Kelly* v. of Tymoho, Ric. Rawson* v. of Taghmothan, Philip McMalaghlyn r. of Ballysonan, Christopher archbishop of Tuam,* Gilb. Rosse* v. of Swerdes (in anno 29), Edm. Barnewell r. of Stacallan (in ao 29o), John Devereux* v. of Kilmore (in ao 29o), Thos. Creff v. of Stabanan (in ao 29o), Nic. Cusak r. of Kilbery, Gerald Dowdall* r. of Heyneston, made at the times of their several inductions in 28 Hen. VIII. Total 398l. 17s.
(44.) Sale of jewels, &c., of the suppressed monasteries (named), 244l. 0s. 9d.
(45.) Goods and chattels of traitors and outlaws, i.e., John Burnell, Jas. Felde, Wm. Bathe, Jas. Mayler, John Hicke, M.D., Edw. Dillon dean of Kildare, Simon Walsshe vicar of Rathebegan, Jas. Delahyde, Dough Oboye Galoghlagh, Peter Boy "horsman," Chr. Parys, Pat. Faye, Edm. McNase, Walter Sayse, John Travers S.T.P., the late earl of Kildare and others, Edw. Delahyde clk. rector of Kilbery, —— (blank) Keting, —— (blank) Nevell, baron, James Fitzgerald (in Rathvilla and Holywood) —— (blank) —— (blank) traitor (in Inestiok, co. Kilkenny), Brian FitzGerald and Walt. Delahyde; the horses of Jas. Fitzgerald (nil, because remaining in the waste of Balmaglassan) and — (blank) Walsshe, traitor (in Wm. Byrmyngeham's custody); there are also goods of Jas. Flemmyng of Stevenston in co. Meath, outlaw. Total 508l. 16s. 10d.
(46.) Tributes of Irish chieftains to be continued for life, commencing at various dates in 29 Hen. VIII., i.e., of Donill O'Murrowe, Wm. O'Doran, McVadok, Chas. McArte Mac O'More, Creon Cavenagh, and Dowlin Cavenagh, made with Wm. Seyntloo, and of Malage Obrine made with Wm. Brabason, under-treasurer. Total 26l. 6s. 8d.
(47.) Fines of Irishmen:—O'Connor, 200l., and O'Murho, 16l., for offences prior to June 29 Hen. VIII., and O'More, 19l. for possession of his country, Nov. 29 Hen. VIII.
(48.) Hidden treasure (2 items), 56s. 8d.
(49.) Issues of the Hanaper (Nicholas Stanhurste, clerk of the Hanaper from 9 Aug. 27 Hon. VIII. to 20 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII., Thomas Aleyn, clerk from 20 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII. to 20 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII.), 108l. 12s. 4d.
Total receipts, 14,438l. 11s. 3 ½d. Signed by Sentleger, Poulet, Moyle and Berners, commissioners, and by Richard Delahyd and Patrick Whyte, chief and second barons of the Exchequer.
ii. Payments.
(1.) Fees of officers up to Michaelmas 29 Hen. VIII., i.e., of John Barnewell lord Trymletiston, Chancellor, for 3 ½ years at 40l. John Aleyn, Master of the Rolls, for 4 years at 20l., besides 10l. out of the ports of Dublin and Drogheda, Nic. Stanhurst, clerk of the Crown (Chancery), at 6l. 13s. 4d. for one year ending Easter 26 Hen. VIII., Robert Cowley, clerk of the Crown for the subsequent period; Wm. Fitzwilliam, clerk of the Hanaper, at 10l. for one year ending Easter 26 Hen. VIII., Nie. Stanhurst and Thos. Aleyn subsequently. Patrick Fynglas, chief justice of King's Bench, at 100l. for one year ending Easter 26 Hen. VIII, Gerald Aylmer, subsequently; Chr. de la Hyde, 2nd justice, at 26l. 13s. 4d. until Michaelmas ao 26, Patrick White until Easter ao 26, Thos. Houthe subsequently; Jas. Cusak, clerk of the Crown (King's Bench), at 10l. for three years. Ric. Delahyde, chief justice of Common Pleas, at 40l. for half a year ending Mich. ao 26, Thos. Lutterell subsequently; Thos. Cusak, 2nd justice, at 30l. for 1 ½ years ending Mich. ao 27, Walt. Cardyff subsequently; Thos. Fynglas, chirographer and prothonotary, at 10l. for 3 ½ years. Lord James Butler, chief treasurer of Ireland, at 40l. for 4 years; Wm. Brabason, under-treasurer, at 66l. 13s. 4d.; Gerald Aylmer, chief baron of the Exchequer, at 40l. for one year ending Easter ao 26, Patrick Fynglas subsequently, until the Nativity of St. John ao 29, he having died before Michaelmas; Pat. White, 2nd baron, at 13l. 6s. 8d. for 3 ½ years; Ric. Delahyde, chancellor of the Exchequer or of the Green Wax, at 10l. for one year ending Mich. ao 26, Thos. Cusak until the Easter following, and John Aleyn subsequently; Thos. Houthe, chief remembrancer, at 10l.; Patrick Moyle, 2nd remembrancer, at 50s.; Thos. Bathe, chief chamberlain, at 10 l., all for 3 ½ years; Thos. Dillon, 2nd chamberlain, at 6l. 13s. 4d. for ½ year ending Mich. ao 26, Thos. Canon until Easter following, and Thos. Aleyn subsequently; Walt. Hussey, chief engrosser, at 6l. 13s. 4d. for 3 ½ years; Walt. Goldyng, 2nd engrosser, for ½ year ending Mich. ao 26, Ric. Savage until Easter ao 26, and the said Walt. Goldyng subsequently; the said Walter transcriber of the Exchequer at 53s. 4d. for ½ year ending Mich. ao 26, Nic. Bedlowe until Mich. ao 27, and the said Walter subsequently; Robt. Houth, summoner, for ½ year ending Mich. ao 26, Nic. Bedlowe for the next year, Hugh Holgrave subsequently. John Talbott, clerk of the Common Pleas, at 56s. 8d. for ½ year ending Mich. ao 26, John Belyng for the next year, and Robt. Caddall subsequently; John Rian, under-treasurer's clerk, for 3 ½ years at 7l.; Edm. Griffith, marshal of the courts, for 3 years at 106s. 8d.; John Goodryk, janitor and crier at 56s. 8d.; until Easter ao 27, and John Clerk subsequently; Wm. Carrik, messenger, at 26s. 8d. for 3 years.
Thos. Lutterell, King's serjeant-at-law, for half a year ending Mich. ao 26 at 13l. 6s. 8d., Patrick Barnewell subsequently; Thos. Houthe, King's attorney, for one year ending Mich. ao 26 at 12l., Robt. Dillon subsequently; John Alleyn, clerk of the Council at 10l. and clerk of Parliament (commenced 1 May ao 28 and continued until 22 Dec. ao 29) at 2d. a day; Ric. Savage, chief serjeant of the country of Dublin and the cantred of New-castle juxta Lyons (by letters patent) for 1 ½ years at 6l. 15s.; John White (and Owen his son), serjeant-at-arms, for 3 ½ years at 10l.
1537. Also fees detailed of Patrick Barnewell, collector of customs of the port of Dublin until Mich. ao 27 and Robt. Cowley his successor, and Robt. Casy, comptroller of the same; of Robt. Yon, collector of customs of Drogheda, until Mich. ao 27 and Walter Cowley his successor, and Ric. ap. David, comptroller; of Sir John White, constable of Dublin Castle for four years; Thos. Stephens, constable of Trym and Wiclowe castles for three and a half years; Ric. Metcalff, gunner in Dublin Castle, appointed by letters patent, 28 June 28 Hen. VIII., and Ric. Goodyn, gunner, appointed by letters patent, 29 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII.; of John White, yeoman-runner of the city of Limerick, appointed by letters patent, 6 May 27 Hen. VIII.
Also fees of divers officers of the archbishopric of Dublin during the vacancy, i.e., Thos. Cusak, bailiff of the liberty of St. Sepulchre's, Ric. Foster, steward of the courts, Thos. Fitzsymondes, constable of Swerdes Castle, Chr. Eustace, constable of Ballymore Castle for half a year ending Mich. ao26, and John Gibbons, constable for the year following, Piers earl of Ossory, constable of Dungarven, and Thos. Stevens, receiver of the manor of Trim.
Total, 2,458l. 18s. 10d.
(2.) Rewards given:—To divers of the afore-named officers of Chancery and Exchequer; to John Porter, clerk of the chief-remembrancer for writing the inquisitions taken of the lands of the traitors; to Gerald Aylmer, chief justice, James White and Wm. Wise, of Waterford, commissioners for holding sessions of peace and gaol delivery in cos. Waterford, Kilkenny, and Wexford in December and January 28 Hen. VIII.; to Patrick Caddell, speaker of the Parliament begun 1 May 28 Hen. VIII. and continued until 22 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.; to Robt. Fitzsymondes, B.C.L., Master in Chancery, at the Lord Deputy's assignment; to Sir Chr. Barnewell, of Crykeston, Walter Chever, and Thos. Cusak, of Gorrardiston, sheriffs of Meath, Walter Cruse, sheriff of co. Dublin, and the sheriffs of Kildare and Louth; to officers of the liberty of Wexford, namely, John Devereux, chief justice, Nich. Rocheforde, steward and clerk of the peace, Thos. Cusak, receiver of Shrewsbury's lands, and Hamon Stafford, sheriff of the county, all for one and a half years, ending Mich. ao 29; to the particular receivers (specified) of the lands of traitors, and of suppressed monasteries, &c., and to divers collectors of subsidy. To Sir Ric. Nugent, baron of Delvyn, governor of Ireland, for eight weeks in June, July, and August 26 Hen. VIII. during the absence in England of the earl of Kildare, then deputy, 20l. To Wm. Bathe, under-treasurer (by appointment of the said earl of Kildare), for half a year ending Whitsuntide, 26 Hen. VIII., 6l. To Sir John White for his defence of Dublin Castle against Thos. Fitzgerald from July to October 26 Hen. VIII. until the coming of Sir Wm. Skevington with the King's army, 81l. 12s. 6d. To Thos. Cusak for the survey of the lands of traitors and of suppressed monasteries, 20l. To lord Leonard Grey, lord deputy, for conducting with 70 horsemen, the King's commissioners in Dublin, Carlow, Tipperary, and Kilkenny, for the said survey and for the sessions in co. Kilkenny, 75l. To James lord Butler, lord treasurer, for arrears due at Mich. ao 25 when Wm. Bathe, traitor, was under-treasurer, and for custody of the manors of Carlow, Leighlyn, Thisteldermote, and Glasshare against the Geraldines for three years ending Mich. 28 Hen. VIII., given upon the letters of the lord Cromwell lord Privy Seal to the said under-treasurer, 80l. To Ric. Talbot, merchant of Dublin, in satisfaction of 55l. 6s. 8d. due to him from divers religious houses now suppressed, 33l. 6s. 8d. Total, 682l. 11s. 10d.
(3.) Annuities and pensions granted under various conditions (specified) to McMorgho, captain of his nation, 53l. 6s. 8d., Bernard O'Connor 40l., Piers earl of Ossory 30l., Eliz. countess of Kildare, in full satisfaction of her jointure, 200l., the bpric. of Meath, for the site of the castle of Trym, 100s., the city of Dublin, for the maintenance of the walls, &c., 69l. 6s. 8d., the abbey of St. Thomas the Martyr beside Dublin, by grant 20 April, 3 John, 13l. 6s. 8d., priory of Christchurch, Dublin, by grant of Hen. VII., 20l., town of Drogheda 33l. 6s. 8d., the Carmelites of Dublin 100s., the Friars Preachers there 6l. 13s. 4d., and in Drogheda the same, the Austin Friars of Dublin 13s. 4d., Thos. Rocheford, late dean o St. Patrick's, Dublin, Nich. Cardyff, late chancellor, and Robt. Sutton, late archdeacon of the same, feoffees of certain of Kildare's lands in Rathebegan which they granted to John Russell, chaplain, by their letters 8 April, 10 Henry VIII., for life, 106s. 8d., Patrick Barnewell of Feldeston (allowances made him by Sir James Fitzgerald and Ric. Fitzgerald of Powerscourt, whose lands are now forfeited), 46s. 8d., Robert Dillon, "narrator" (allowance granted by Thos. Broun, late prior of the cathedral church of St. Peter, New Town beside Trym, now dissolved), 13s. 4d. To heads of religious houses now dissolved, i.e., Ph. Corre, prior of Holmepatrick. 8l. (there is also 26s. 8d. to John Aleyn, master of the Rolls, which was allowed him by the priory of Holmepatrick), Alex Devereux, abbot of Dunbrody, 15l., John Pore, abbot of Tinterne, 15l., Owen Coffey, prior of St. Peter's of the Newtown beside Trym, 15l., John Galboly, abbot of Baltinglas, 10l., Edm. Auger, abbot of Dueleke, 10l., Marg. Gaydon, abbess of Le Hogges beside Dublin, 6l., and John English, abbot of Bectiff, 15l. To Thomas Lutterell 13s. 4d., originally granted by the prior of St. Peter's, Newtown. Also 40s. "concess. vicario ecclesiæ parochialis Sancti Canici de Sancto Busco percipiend. annuatim extra rectoriam ejusdem vicar. jamdudum pertin. nuper priorat. sive sellis de Dueleke et Coulpe." Total, 1,455l. 16s. 8d.
(4.) Procurations and synodals paid to the bp. of Meath and the archdeacons of Meath and Kenlis and to the archbishop and archdeacon of Dublin out of possessions of the cells of Dueleke and Colpe, which belonged to Lanthony in England. Total, 83l. 5s. 4d.
(5.) Allowances upon the Subsidy (specified) made to the houses of St. John of Jerusalem, St. Thomas the Martyr, St. Mary the Virgin next Dublin, and Grace Dieu for lands in Tany, Ballymore, Swerdes, Newcastle, Drogheda, and Athyr, the "crocea et clerus com. Midd," and elsewhere, upon pretext of former privileges and of an Act of Parliament of May 28 Hen. VIII.; also upon the lands of Dueleke Abbey and Le Hogges Priory, and of John Travers, S.T.P., attainted, because now in the King's hands; also on certain lands (named) assigned for the payment of O'Connor's annuity; also upon certain Crown lands which lay waste during the Geraldine rebellion; also to divers persons occupying land in Swerdes, Fynglas, and other places (named). Total, 408l. 9s. 5½d.
(6.) Necessaries:—Parchment, paper, ink and wax, 24l. 13s. 4d.; the prior and canons of Christchurch, Dublin, for singing hymns and anthems after the terms of Michaelmas and Hilary in the courts of Chancery, the two Benches, and Exchequer, at 6s. 8d. a year; payments of jurymen, messengers and clerks; Patrick Barnewell, King's serjeant-at-law, Thos. Cusak of Cosingeston, Thos. Ager, Ric. Foster, and John Cardiff, surveying attainted and suppressed lands, 128l. 9s. 9d.; cost to the Under-treasurer, with 60 horsemen, of conducting the Commissioners from Dublin through Meath, Kildare, &c., and of treating with James FitzJohn of Desmond during eight weeks and four days in Oct., Nov., and Dec. 29 Hen. VIII., 73l. 15s.; green wax, &c., 72s. 5d. Total, 284l. 13s. 10d.
(7.) Repairs of divers castles and mills (named), 642l. 9s.
(8.) Costs of the wards:—To the prioress of Odder for keeping Maurice Fitz Thomas, s. and h. of Thos. Fitzmores of Balfeighan, and to Thos. Cusak for Walter s. and h. of John Tute of Sonnagh, for 3½ years; to Pat. Garnon for Nicholas s. and h. of Peter Taaff of Ballybregan for 3 years; to Thos. Cusak for Richard s. and h. of Walter Synnot, of Ballybrennon, for one year. Total, 36l. 13s. 4d.
(9.) Payments by warrant of the Deputy and Council:—21 July anno 26, to Robt. Casy for carrying letters to the King. 9l. To David Sutton in discharge of 48l. due to him by the late Chr. Eustace, attainted, 20l. Purchases made for Frances, wife of that traitor Thos. Fitzgerald at the time Thos. Poulett conducted her to England, 10l. 3s. 9d. To Sir John White, constable of Dublin Castle, for diets of Wm. Purcell, Edw. Fitzgarrald, Wm. Bath, Chr. Eustace, Jas. Felde, Nich. Waffer, Edw. Rokkes, Dr. Trevers, Dr. Hikkye, and other prisoners, 19l. 13s. 4d. To Gerald Aylmer, late second justice of Common Pleas, for arrears of fee for a year and a half ending Easter 26 Hen. VIII., when Wm. Bathe, traitor, was under-treasurer, 30l. Robt. Payneswick, late proctor of Dueleke and Coulpe, and John Sarsewell, clk., canon there, in rewards at the dissolution, 15l. Allowance of half of 90l. charged above on lands late of the earl of Wiltshire and Sir George Seintleger, as heirs of Thomas late earl of Ormond, for 1½ years ending Mich. 29 Hen. VIII., because the half pertains to Anne Seintleger, late wife of Sir George, as parcel of her jointure (notwithstanding her absence from Ireland, she and her husband having in survivorship the King's licence of absence). To a Franciscan friar, messenger between James Fitz John of Desmond and the Commissioners, 30s. For a robe of scarlet wool trimmed with velvet presented to the said James, 6l. To Wm. Walssh, of Yoghill, the King's servant, 16l. 10s., and Patrick Goould, servant to the said James, 60s. Carriage of a chest for the King's treasure from Maynooth to Dublin, 6s. 8d. Firewood for the Commissioners' lodging in Dublin, 12l. Total, 188l. 4s. 9d.
(10.) Allowances made to divers farmers, &c. for devastation caused by the rebellion of the Geraldines (detailed), 212l. 10s.
Total payments, 6,453l. 13s. 0 ½d.; and due, 7,984l. 18s. 3d., whereof paid towards the cost of the wars in Ireland, as shown by the account of the same, 5,470l. 10s.; and remains due 2,514l. 8s. 3d.
From which:—
(1.) One half of the 200l. fine taken from Bernard O'Connor (because received by the lord Deputy to his own use under colour of a gift from the King, as he says) respited until the King's letters patent or other warrant may be seen. 45l. out of the tee farm of Limerick for 3 ½ years, received by Edm. Sexten, sewer of the Chamber, on the strength of letters from lord Cromwell, as is said; also 7l. 10s. out of the same for the salary of John White, runner for two years ending Mich. ao 29. 158l. 0s. 6d. received by Peter earl of Ossory, out of the issues of Dungarvan upon the King's grant o 26 Feb. ao 19. Total, 303l. 0s. 6d.
(2.) Arrears unpaid by receivers, collectors, bailiffs, and farmers, detailed at great length under the headings of King's ancient possessions, customs, subsidy, small farms, homage, fines and amercements, lands of wards, suppressed houses, &c., as in the first part of the account. Total, 2,211l. 7s. 9d.
Total, 2,514l. 8s. 3d.
Remainder, nil. Signed by the four Commissioners and by Delahide and White, barons of the Exchequer. Note appended that a duplicate remains in the Exchequer in Ireland.
Latin. A parchment book of 32 long membranes written upon both sides.
R. O. 2. Declaration (a brief precis) of the preceding account.
Paper roll of four leaves written on one side only.
1311. Grants in December 1537.
1. The dean and canons of the royal chapel of St. George in Winsdor Castle. Mortmain grant, in frank almoign, of the advowson of the vicarage of the church of Monklane. Heref. Westm. 30 Nov.29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 1 Dec.—P. S. Pat. p. 5, m. 18
2. Sir Edw. Nevell. Grant, in tail male, of the manor of Argentynes, Essex, with appurtenances in Fordham, Essex, and elsewhere, and the messuages, lands, and tenements called Pondehouse, in Fordham, Essex, which premises came to the King by grant (20 June 29 Hen. VIII.) of Sir Thos. Audeley. Del. Westm.,) Dec.29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 45
3. Will Conyngeshy, general-attorney of the duchy of Lancaster. Grant, in tail, for 300l. paid to John Jenyns, a page of the Privy Chamber, of the reversion and rent reserved upon a lease, which Sir Edw. Belknapp (by virtue of pat. 5 Jan. 7 Hen. VIII. appointing the said Sir Edward and Barth. Westby and Rob. Blagge surveyors-general of Crown lands in accordance with the statute 6 Hen. VIII.) granted to John Butts of Myddelton, Norf., by a certain deed indented, of the site of the manor of Rouughton, Norf., with a grange, house and all demesne lands, &c., thereto belonging; which manor of Rouughton or Rooughton Hall was lately held by one Ric. Myot, and was parcel of the lands called Beamoundes lands, late of lord Beamound; for 21 years; at the annual rent of 17l. 10s. 8d. and 3s. 4d. of increase. Del. Westm., 2 Jan. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 19
4. Thos. Decon, yeoman of the Guard. To be bailiff of the lordships or manors of Haulloughton, Laughton, and Ernesby, Leic., lately belonging to William late viscount Beaumont, vice Simon Plant, deceased; with fees of 2d. a day. Westm. Palace, 7 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 2
5. Nomination of John Hodgkin, S.T.P., as bishop suffragan of Bedford; on presentation of him and Rob. Struddell, S.T.P., by John, bishop of London. With request to the abp. of Canterbury for his consecration according to the of Act 26 Hen. VIII. Westm., 2 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII. Del., 3 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 14. Rym. xiv. 584
6. Thomas lord Crumwell, keeper of the Privy Seal. To be (1) steward of the lordship or manor of Haveryngatbowre, Essex, (2) keeper of the house or chief messuage of the said lordship or manor, (3) keeper of the park of Haveryngatbowre, keeper of the (4) south gate and (5) palace of the same park, (6) keeper of the wood, forest, and warren, and (7) bailiff or collector of the rent of the said lordship; with annual fees of 6l., 3l. 10d., 4l. 11s. 3d., 3l. 10d., 3l. 6s. 8d., 3l. 10d., and 5l. respectively. Westm. Palace, 3 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—Del. Westm., 3 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 36.
7. Thos. Carye, a sewer of the Chamber. To be constable of Predecastell (Prudhoe Castle) upon the Tyne, Northumb., and keeper of the demesne lands thereto belonging, which Sir Thos. Percy, deceased, lately attainted, held of the King's gift. Westm. Palace, 3 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 14
8. Ric. Waller. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Ric. Waller, deceased..... (fn. n11) 3 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 4.
9. Ric. Gylmyn, a yeoman of the Guard. Grant of 6d. a day as fee of the Crown from 26 Oct. last, vice Thomas ap Guillams, yeoman of the Chamber, deceased. Westm. Palace, 1 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 39, and again p. 5, m. 18. (In English.)
10. Yorkshire. Commission to Chr. Wandesford, Marmaduke Wyvell, Chr. Lassells, and John Vavasoure, to make inquisition on the lands and heir of Ric. Aldburgh. Westm., 3 Dec. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 19d.
11. Ric. Manners. To be keeper of Notingham park, in as full manner as Adam Holland, late yeoman of the Guard, deceased, held the office. Del. Westm., 3 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 9.
12. Nic. Rudstone, one of the esquires of the Royal Body. To be steward of the lordship and manor of Hothome, Yorks., with an annuity of 20 marks. Westm. Palace, 3 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 16.
13. Ric. Yngworth, prior of Langley Regis. Appointment as suffragan of the see of Dover, Canterbury, dioc.; the said Richard having been nominated along with John Codnham, S.T.P., by Thos. abp. of Canterbury. Oteland, 7 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII. Del., Westm., 8 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
14. Thos. Hawkyns, a yeoman of the Guard. Grant of 6d. a day as fee of the Crown, vice Anth. Saunders, deceased, Del. Westm., 9 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 18.
15. John Briket, the King's head-cook. Annuity of 10l. for life, out of the customs of the ports of Exeter and Dertmouth. Westm. Palace, 3 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
16. Sir Thos. Cheyne. Grant, in fee, of the site of the late monastery of St. Sexburgha, alias "le late Mynster," in the island of Sheppey, Kent, with all messuages, &c. in the said island thereto belonging; the manors of Sexburghe, Pistock and Mynster, Kent, and all lands, &c., now or any time within three years last past reputed parcel of said manors; all farms, &c. called Swale, Taylenasshe, Rede, Grymborugh and Willatthope alias Leasteledhope, in Rodmersham, Bredgarr, Millsted, Wormsell, Kyngsdowne, Iwade, Mynster and Haystowe alias Hallstowe, Kent, and the windmill of the said priory; the messuages, lands, &c. in Eastebrige in co. city of Canterbury; and all reversions, rents, and services reserved upon any leases made by Alice Cranmer the last prioress or any of her predecessors of the said manors, lands, &c.; with reservations of rectories and advowsons. The premises are of the annual value of 77l. 18s. 4 ¼d., and came to the King's hands by virtue of the Act 27 Hen. VIII. To hold by a rent of 7l. 16s.
This grant is in exchange for the manors of Lighe and Barnegrange, Sussex, and lands, &c. in the parish of Iden, Sussex, and all lands, &c., now or within 20 years past reputed parcels or members of said manors; except the lands on the east side of a certain salt water called le Chanell leading from Rye, Sussex, to Appulldoure, Kent; which premises the said Sir Thomas granted to the King, 12 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 15.
17. Rob. Suthwell, solicitor for the Court of Augmentations, and Margaret his wife. Grant, in fee (for 173l. 6s. 8d.), of the reversion and annual rent of 40l. reserved upon a lease by Eliz. Sydney, the late prioress, and the convent of St. Mary Magdalene, Rousper, Sussex, now dissolved, to Thos. Sherley and Thos. Michell, 26 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII., of their monastery or priory of Rousper, the manor of Prestwoode, Suss., the meadows, lands, &c. called Barne mede, "le Estlandes," Stokefeld, Shakelwykefeld, Fernefelde, "Garden landes," and "Ketyll Reve," Baker's croftes, Bakehousefelds, Gilberts, Thollys pasture, and Rowmede, and a water-mill, in Rousper; the closes of land, crofts, &c., called Pykesfeld, Hewells, New landes, Rabelandes, Southmede, Millemede, Southlands, and Hethfelde, and a water-mill and three pitells of land, in Horseham, Sussex, and all other their manors, &c., in Rousper, Horseham, Ifeld, Warneham, Cowfeld, Cokfeld, Warnyngfeld, Slougham, Permanhurste, Herste, Rotyngdon, Brighthelmeston, Shoreham, and Merden, Sussex, and Nudgate, Charlewode, and Albery, Surrey, with the rectories and advowsons of Horseham, Ifeld and Warneham; for 60 years at 40l. rent. Annual value 40l.:—rent 4l. The grantees to have all, except the advowson of the parish church of Horseham, and to be exempt from payment of an annual pension of 100s. granted to the said Elizabeth by pat. 2 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 35.
18. Hen. Palmer, a lancer of Calais. To be surveyor and receiver of the lordship or manor of Henley in Ardern, Warw.; with 4d. a day, out of Henley, and the manors of Warwick, Kyngton, Morton, Lighterne, Claredon, and Burkes well; in as full manner as Sir Edw. Belknapp, Sir Thos. Palmer, and Chr. Villers or any other enjoyed the said offices. On surrender, by the said Sir Thomas, of pat. 17 Mar. 27 Hen. VIII. granting the same to him and the said Christopher now deceased. Del. Westm., 13 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 14.
Vacated on personal surrender 30 June 1 Edw. VI.
19. Ric. Keys. To be a serjeant-at-arms, with 12d. a day, on the first vacancy by death, surrender, or forfeiture of any of the present holders, Will. Bartylmewe, Thos. Grenewaye, Will. Sabyne, John Ap Guyllyams, John Ap Richardes, and Rob. Merburye. Del. Westm., 13 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 36.
20. Ric. Williams alias Crumwell. Grant, in fee (for 1,700l.), of the reversions and rents reserved upon the following leases, viz.:—
(1.) By Robert, the abbot, and the convent of the suppressed monastery of St. Mary Sawtrey, Hunts., to dame Eliz. Audeley, widow of Sir John Audeley, 10 Nov. 24 Hen. VIII., of the manor of Narford with appurtenances in Narford, Swafham, Stowe, and Narburge, Norf., with their water-mill and a mill called the "Brigdmill" in Narford, a pond called "le Pole," a croft called "le Myll crofte," a piece of land near the house late "Adames" and another near the said mill; for 99 years; at 7l. 13s. 4d. rent, payable on the 27 Oct. in the parish church of Swafham at the altar called "le Chauntrey Alter" between the hours of 8 and 11 a.m. (2.) By William the abbot and the convent aforesaid to Will. Symcote of Cotered, Herts, 10 Aug 27 Hen. VIII., of the manor called "le Moynes" in Sawtrye, Hunts., for 41 years, at 6l. 13s. 4d. rent. (3.) By Robert, the abbot, and the convent aforesaid, to John Launcell of Hamerton, Hunts., 26 Jan. A.D. 1531, 23 Hen. VIII., of the manor of Sawtrey called "le Olde Graunge;" with tithes, &c., in the parish of Sawtrey— (fn. n12) Hunts., except tithes of persons dwelling in the said manor as servants and keepers thereof due to the sacristan of the said monastery, and a piece of land lying before the gate called "le Olde Graunge gate," viz., in "le Longe balke" to the cross called "le Stumpyd crosse," with the whole pasture whereon the said piece of land abuts, to the lower end thereof; for 69 years; at the annual rents following, viz.: for one year 13l., for 18 years ensuing 13l. 13s. 4d., and for the 50 years remaining 20l. 13s. 4d., and, during the whole term, 40s. to the sacristan. (4.) By William, the abbot, and the convent aforesaid, to Ric. Boton of Stepull Giddyng, Hunts., 20 Mar. 25 Hen. VIII., of two closes of land or pasture in Sawtrey, Hunts., called "le Fenne close," alias Oxclose, and Botonsclose; with reservation of crab-trees, oaks, and ash-trees; for 31 years; at 3l. 13s. 4d. rent.
Also grant to the said Richard, of the site, &c., and other possessions in Sawtrey and Sawtrey Juet "aforesaid" belonging to the same late monastery, viz.:—12 acres of arable land at Oxmondole and a piece of arable land at Olde Graunge, another at Stangate Way, and another called "le Myll pece," and 14 ½ acres of arable land in "Hollowe croftes," 18 a. at Stonydole, 36 a. called "Lambarts felds," 23 a. called "le Newe pece," 7 a. near Hawkyns close, 21 a. near Olde graunge, 14 a. near "le Fenne," 37 a. abutting on Lambarfeld, and 160 a. of pasture called "Lovecotelease and Busshes," 12 a. called "Cowe close," and 3 a. of meadow called Eswesmedowe, 22 a. called Newmedowe, 40 a. called Newclose, 4 a. called Grange crofte, 2 a. in Oxmandoles, 5 a. in a field abutting on Olde Graunge, the pasture of sheep at Stangateway, 3 a. of pasture called "le Russhes," 12 a. called Hollowestockland, 12 a. called Paddokbridge medowe, 12 a. called "le Mille close," 20 a. called Hyeclose, 10 a. called Busshye close, a house called Shepins and certain acres of pasture and marsh, with pasture for 20 cattle there, 26 a. of meadow in Lambertfeld and 14 a. of pasture called Halyday Fenne, 2 a. of pasture called "le Berneyard," 10 a. of marsh and 6 a. of pasture called "le Lyfte," 3 a. called Tanhousyard, the close and pasture called "le Grove and Holmes," 2 closes of land called "le Fysshousyerd and pounde," and 422 a. of wood in Sawtrey Juet; also the manor of Sawtrey Juet with the rectory and vicarage and advowson of the parish church and vicarage there; and the rectories, vicarages, and advowsons of the parish churches of Foulborne, Camb., and Hennyngham alias Honnyngham, Norf., with all messuages, lands, &c., belonging to the said rectories &c., and all other manors, messuages, &c., in the vills, fields, &c., of Sawtrey, Sawtry Juet, Sawtrey Bemes, Sawtrey Monachorum, Sawtrey Moynes, Walton, Wodewalton, Huntyngdon, Magna Paxton, Parva Paxton, Sowtho, Offord Darcie, Offord Clunye, Dydyngton, Alconbury, Magna Stukeley, Parva Stukeley, Copemanford, Copyngford, Upton, Conyngton, Glatton, Holme, Hamerton, Elington, Catworth, Sainte Nedes (St. Ncot's), Eynesbury, Abbottesley, Alversley, Magna Grannesden, Ripton, Ripton Regis, Rypton Abbatis, Grossham, Waresley, Yelynge, Wynwyke, and Toweslond, Hunts., Cambridge, Stowe, Borne, Fulborne, Dabram, Everton, Hungrye Hatteley, Cokynge Hateley, Esthatley, Berkeford, Westhorpe, Westhroppe (sic.), Yelynge and Gamlyngaye, Camb., Winwyke, Southwike and Fotheringaye, Northt., Holbeche, Herne and Lync, Linc., Narford, Swafham Market, Stowe, Honnyngham, Narburghe and Lynne, Norf., Barkeford, Bareforde, Everton, Potton and Welden, Beds., and in the city of London, belonging to the said monastery. Annual value 143l., rent 14l. 12s. 8d............ (fn. n13) Del. Westm., 16 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 30.
21. Roger Mydlewood, sergeant-at-arms. Annuity of 20l. for life. (fn. n14) 15 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 36.
22. Bisham new foundation. Charter for the foundation (on the site of the late priory of Bisham alias Bisham Mountague, alias Bustelesham, Berks, now dissolved, granted to the King by William bp. of St. David's, late commendatory prior of the same, and the convent there by their charter dated 5 July 28 Hen. VIII.), of a new monastery to consist of one abbot and 13 monks of the Benedictine order, to pray for the good estate of the King and for the soul of the late Queen Consort Jane, &c., to be called King Henry the Eighth's new monastery of Holy Trinity of Bustelesham. John Cordrey, monk of the above order, to be the abbot. Also grant (in consideration that the said John Cordrey, late abbot and the convent of the late monastery of St. Peter, Chartesey, Surrey, by their charter dated 6 July 29 Hen. VIII., granted to the King their said monastery and all its possessions in England and Wales) of incorporation to the said new monastery, with the privilege to the abbot to wear a mitre like any other abbot of that order in England, and of the following possessions, viz.:—
(1.) Possessions of the late priory of Bisham:—
The manors of Bustlesham alias Bisham and Ives, Berks, Temple, Bulstrode, Crawltons and Ikford, Bucks, the grange of Echynswell, Hants, the mill in Great Marlowe, Bucks, and all those messuages, lands, &c., called Sondayes Wharffe near Baynards Castell, London, the rectories (with tithes &c.) of Bisham, Berks, Westwycomb, Bucks, Curry Rivell, Somers, Kyngesclere, Oclee and Echynswell, Hants, and Shalflete in the Isle of Wight, Helmerton, Wilts, Mollesdale, Denbigh, and Stekenham, Devon; the annual pension of 10 marks issuing from the manor or hundred of Dulverton, Somers, which the priory of Taunton, Somers, used to pay to the priory of Bisham; and all other manors, messuages, &c., in Bissham, Ives, Coveham, Maydenhed, Bray and Cluer, Berks, Temple, Bulstrode, Crawltons, Ikford, Magna Marlowe, Parva Marlowe, Hegeley, Bekyngsfeld, Fulmer, Upton, Chalfounte, Wexam, Eyton, Marshe, Ellesborough, Chiddyngton, Obourne, Iver, Westwicombe and Chippyngwicombe, Bucks, Tryng, Tryngford, Penley and Bereampsted, Herts, the city of London, Hurdecotte, Curry Ryvell, Dulverton and Somerton, Somers, Kyngesclere, Echynswell, Sydnaunton, Oclee and Shalflete, Hants, Helmerton, Wilts, Mollesdale, Denbigh, and Stokenham, Devon, or elsewhere in England.
(2.) Possessions of the late abbey of Chertsey:—
The rectories of the parish churches of Chertesey, Thorpe, Egham, Chabham, Bokeham and Coveham, Surrey, Whyte Waltham, Berks, and Stanwell, Midd., and all messuages (with reservation of advowsons), and all tithes and annual pensions due to the said monastery from the churches of Effyngham, Chipsted, Ewell, Compton, Asshe, Weybridge, Bisteley, Fecham, Culsdon and Sutton, Surrey, and Hamptnet, Midd.; the messuage called Chertesey house near Powles Wharffe, London, and all possessions of the late monastery in London; the late priory of Cardigan, S. Wales (which belonged to Chertesey), with the rectory of Cardigan, and all possesions of the priory; the late priory of St. Mary Bechekilhart alias Bethelkellard, Carnarvon, Wales (which belonged to Chertesey), with all its possessions in Tresburth, Llandam, and Treberth, in co. Anglesea, Penarth, Penant, Delewethlond, Eberererighe, Llanvarisgar, Bethekilhart and Wayther, in co. Carnarvon, or elsewhere, and the rectories, vicarages and rights of patronage, of the churches, vicarages, chapels, and chantries of Bethkilhart, Llannyddan, Dologand alias Dologheland, Llanvaure, Llanveugle, Abberagh, and Buttus, in cos. Anglesca and Carnarvon.
Also grant of the reversions and rents reserved upon the following Crown leases, viz.:—
(1.) To Thos. More of the King's house-hold, 10 May 28 Hen. VIII., of the house and site of the dissolved priory of Medmenham, Bucks, and all lands, &c., thereto belonging, viz.:—28 acres of land in a great common field there, and a several field called Chersland, a close called Weybroks, a parcel of meadow in Charlemede, one acre of meadow and the meadow called "le Great Mede," a tenement with a garden at Hallywyks, a close of land there called "le Olde feld," fields there called Chappell feld, Fistell felde, and Horham feld, and three closes there called Up crofts, three closes called Rowe crofts, a close called "le Hill" two crofts there called "Bramell crofts," a close there called Dibden and one acre of meadow in Charlemede, one acre of meadow in "le Comen Mede," 5 ½ acres in "le West mede, "a close called Westfeld close, and four "lez Yatts" in the water of Thames there with liberty of fishing and hawking there, and with pasture for six cows among the "lesnas" and cattle of lord Mountague and his tenants in his lordship there, six acres and one "le Butte" of land in "le Farre towne feld," four acres of land in "le Hither towne feld," four acres of land on "le Erth Pytte," six acres of arable land in "lez Stretts" there, a close of land called "Wyers crofte" in Bery Downe and Bery Dene, and a cottage in Medmenham now in the tenure of Roger Davy, a cottage there now in the tenure of Rob. Symons with a close of land thereto belonging in Bokmerfeld, a close of land called Watercrofte. another called Greys close, another called Wydefeld in "le Nether Longe Downe," a cottage in Medmenham, with a close thereto belonging, a parcel of meadow in "le Grete mede" there late in the tenure of ——(blank) Tayler, widow, a cottage with a garden in Medmenham, late in the tenure of Ralph Purslowe, and a cottage with a garden and close of land in Medmenham, late in the tenure of Ric. Warnecotte; with all commons and liberties, &c., with reservation; for 21 years, at the annual rent of 7l. 17s. 8d.
(2.) To Eliz. Restwold, 15 Mar. 28 Hen. VIII., of the house and site of the dissolved priory of Little Marlowe, Bucks, with the following lands, &c., thereto belonging, viz.:— An enclosure of pasture called Horsemore, a field called Lyneworth, a field of arable land called Welfeld, and certain other fields and lands called Colmerscrofte, Holley, Blakwell, Flacknam, Grete Flakwell, a field near the Thames called Sanhill, Longe Furlonge, Halfyarde, two acres of land in Westfeld, in the parish of Woburne, Woodbreche, Brodefeld, Shepcotefeld, Moufham, 20 acres of land lying in divers places, Knolles, 10 acres in Higher Land, 7 acres in Churchefeld, late in the tenure of Ralph Carter, three acres in the same field late in the tenure of Edw. Lustnam, the whole common, and four several or common fields in a wood called Shopriche; and the tithes in all the premises; also the rectory of Little Marlowe and the chapel of Cawlbroke, Bucks, belonging to the said late priory, with tithes, &c.; with reservations; for 21 years, at 16l. 12s. 7d. rent.
(3.) To John Norres, 10 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII., of the house and site of the late priory of Ankerwyke, Bucks, and the following lands, &c. thereto belonging, viz.:—A meadow or portion called Ankerwyke, a field of arable land called Hallfeld, with rocks and bushes in it, the meadows called Longmede, Goremede, Deymede, and Moremede, a field of arable land called Redyngfeld, and the herbage of a grove called Rewyke, with tithes of all the premises; with reservations; for 21 years, at 6l. 9s. 4d. rent
(4.) To Chr. Litcott, 10 May 29 Hen. VIII., of all tithes and oblations in the vills of Colsell, Bakley, Basyngwarke, Calcot, and Halywell, and an oblation in the chapel of St. Winifred, belonging to the late monastery of Basyngwarke, St. Asaph's dioc.; for 21 years, at 30l. 9s. 8d. rent.
(5.) To John Pilston and John Ap Richard, serjeants-at-arms, 10 May 29 Hen. VIII., of the rectory (with tithes, &c.) of Eglos Rosse, belonging to the dissolved monastery of Conwey, St. Asaph's dioc.; for 21 years, at 18l. 6s. 8d. rent.
(6.) To Richard Ap Robert Ap Rice, 27 April 29 Hen. VIII., of the rectories, &c., of the churches of Vaugh and Llan Patrike, belonging to the said late abbey of Conwey; for life or until the said Richard be promoted by the King to benefices worth 20l. a year, at 6l. 13s. 4d. rent.
And all lands, &c. in Medmynham, Parva Marlowe, Mynchyn Marlowe, Hamelden, Hogely, Stoke, Barkyngfeld, Hedesore, Cabroke, Burneham, Taplawe, Wygon, Penne, Wenden near Weston, Turvile and Ankerwyke, Alderborne, Hardyngton, Hays, Greeneford, Stanwell, Perk, Wreysbury, Stanes, Egham, New Windesore, Old Wyndesore, and Bassyngbourne, in cos. Bucks, Berks, and Midd., and in Takeley, Essex, and in Canwykestrete and Fletestrete, London, and elsewhere in England, belonging to the said late priories or monasteries of Medmenham, Parva Marlowe alias Mynchyn Marlowe and Ankerwyke; and all those rectories, advowsons of the vicarages, &c., of parish churches of Conweye Ewilthi, Eglos Irose, Vaugh, and Llanpatrik, Carnarvon, N. Wales, which belonged to Conweye; and Halywell, Flint, which belonged to Basyngwerke.
The premises are of the annual value of 661l. 14s. 9 ½d.,— to be held by the annual rent of 72l. 17d., by way of tenth. Also exemption to the said abbot and convent from payment of tenths, and hac vice of first fruits— the bp. of Salisbury (being diocesan of the place) to have allowance made to him accordingly of the annual sum of 66l. 3s. 5 ¾d. as a tenth part of the premises. Del (fn. n15) —S.B. (two mems., multilated). Pat. (Westm. 18 Dec.) 29 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 25.
23. Abbey of Osney. Congé d'élire to the prior and convent, on the death of the last abbot. Oteland, 22 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 18 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 31.
24. Thos. duke of Norfolk, earl marshal. Grant, in tail, of the site, soil, &c. of the dissolved nunnery of Bungay, Suff., the manors of Bungay called "le Priores Manour," Lymburn and Northales, Suff.; the advowsons and rectories of the churches of St. Mary's Bungay, Ilketishale St. John's, Ilketishale St. Laurence, Ilketishale St. Andrews, Ilketishale St. Margaret's, and Metyngham, Suff., Roughton and Redynghale, Norf., and the advowsons of the vicarages of the said churches, with all tithes, &c., thereto belonging; and all other manors, &c., in Bungay, Metyngham, Ilketishale St. John's, &c., Barsham, Weston, Ryngesfeld, South Elmeham, Metfeld, Fresyngfeld, Way brod, Lymborn, and Northales, Suff., Aldebergh, Denton, Ersham, Elyngham, Dychyngham, Surlyngham, Shotisham, Brome, Roughton, Mowton, and Redynghale, Norf., and in the city of Norwich, belonging to the said late monastery. Annual value, 62l. 2s. 1 ½d.; rent, 6l. 4s. 3d. Del. Westm., 18 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 16.
25. Will. Lok, one of the gentlemen ushers of the Chamber. Grant, in fee, of the tenement, with shops, &c., in which he now dwells in Hosyar lane alias Bowe lane, in the parish of St. Mary le Bow, London, which belonged to the dissolved priory or hospital of St. Mary de Elsyng, within Crepulgate, London, commonly called Elsyng Spittell. Annual value, 6l. 13s. 4d.; rent, 13s. 4d. Del. Westm., 18 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
26. John Asshton, auditor of Crown lands. Grant, in tail, of an annual rent of 4l. 13s. 4d., with 3s. 4d. increase, reserved upon a 21 years' lease of the message or manor of Haydon, parcel of Buckyngham's londs, Essex, granted to Thos. Wolff by pat. 10 July 18 Hen. VIII.; all woods, wards, marriages, &c., belonging to the said messuage or manor, which were reserved in the said lease; and the reversion of the said messuage or manor. Del. Westm., 18 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
27. John Arundel. Custody of the manors of Trewyghyn and Trenowth, Cornw., lately belonging to John Tregian, dec., during the minority of John Tregian, s. and h. of the said John; with the marriages and wardship of the said heir. Del. Westm., 21 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 26.
28. Commissions of the Peace.
Kent: Thos. abp. of Canterbury, Sir Thos. Audeley, C., Thos. duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Thos. lord Crumwell, Hen. marquis of Exeter, Thos. earl of Wiltshire, Will. earl of Southampton, Sir Geo. Broke lord Cobham, Chr. Hales, M.R., Sir John Spelman, John Baker, Attorney-General, Sir Thos. Nevell, Sir Thos. Wylloughby, Sir Thos. Cheyney, Sir Edw. Nevell, Sir John Dudley, Sir Alex. Culpeper, Sir Will. Crowmer, Sir Will. Fynche, Sir Edw. Ryngley, Sir Ric. Clemens, John Hales, Sir Will. Kempe, Sir Edw. Boveton, John Guldeford, Thos. Hatclyff, James Walsyngham, Anth. Seyntleger of Ulcombe, Will. Roper, Will. Waller, Will. Draper, Edw. Chwaytes, John Crowmer, Edw. Monyn, Thos. Darell of Skolney, Thos. Harlakyndon, Thos. Hardys, Anth. Sandys, Thos. Roydon, Will. Gooldwell, Walter Hendley, John Culpeper, James Hales, Thos. Wilford, Thos. Robertys, Thos. Dyggys, Thos. Moyle, John Natton of Upchurch, Thos. Wombewell, Will. Boyse, John Boyse, and John Bere. Westm., 21 Dec. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 1d.
29. Westmoreland: Thos. Audeley, C., Thos. duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Thos. lord Crumwell, Ralph earl of Westmoreland, Hen. earl of Cumberland, Will. earl of Southampton, Chr. Jenney, serjeant-at-law, John Hynde, serjeant-at-law, Sir Thos. Clyfford, Sir Rob. Belyngham, Sir Thos. Tempest, Sir John Lowther, Sir Edw. Musgrave, Sir Thos. Warton, Rob. Bowes, Ric. Redmayn, Thos. Sandford, Lancelot Salkelde, Rouland Thorneborough, Geoff. Myddelton, Ambrose Myddelton, Thos. Musgrave, jun., John Warcop, John Lambert, Thos. Blenkynsop, Ric. Dubell, Gilbert Warton, and Ric. Bryggys. Westm., 21 Dec. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 6d.
30. Thos. duke of Norfolk, earl marshal. Grant, in fee, of the cell, monastery, or priory of Castleacre; the site ground, &c., of the same; the manors of Westwalton, Walsokyn, Hecham, Castlearce Priors, Kempston, Heryngsawe, Dykewood, Bagthorp, Barmer, Westrudham, Westbarsham, Monks Manor, Cysterne, and Massyngham Parva; the rectories and advowsons of the churches and vicarages of Walpole, Hecham, Toftrees, Methewold, Southcreke, Kempston, Castleacre, Newton, Wigenhall St. Mary Magdalene, Westbarsham, and Estbarsham; the advowsons of the churches Estlexham, Westlexham, Magna Dunham, Tatreset, Fyncham St. Michael, Byrlyngham St. Peter, Trunche, Fulmodeston, Westwalton, Gymmyngham, Old Linn, Marton, Shyrforthe, Woodrysyng, Letton, St. Peter in Thetford, Feltwell and Colneston, Norf., and all other manors, lordships, &c. in West Walton, Walton, Walpole, Walsokyn, Hecham, Castleacre, Kempston, Heringshall, Bagthorp, Magna Massingham, Westrudham, Harpeley, Parva Massingham, Farlegh, Gymmyngham, Methewold, Old Linn, Marton, Shyrford, Woodrysing, Letton, Thetford, Skulthorpe, Southcreke, Newton, Wyggenhall St. Mary Magdalene, Estbarsham, Marham, Rougham, Narford, Shuldham, Wereham, Bukton, Holkham, Wesenham, Houghton, Flytcham, Elsyng, Westlexham, Fyncham, Magna Dunham, Skernyng, Tytilshall, Grymston, Tatresett, Fulmodeston, Gresham, Northbarsham, Westbarsham, Wyssyngsett, Ketylson, Weston, Feltwell, Hillington, Gressenhall, Tompson, Cystrone, Norwich, Burneham St. Albert, Norwolde, Terington, Roklond, Roklond Toftes, Burneham, Cley, Swaffham, Bryseley, Lenn Regis, Trunche. Bromeholme, Estleyham, Longham, Southacre, Bunwell, Shipdam, Trykestom, Otteringhith, Stanhowe, Wolterton, Itringham, Holt, Con gham, Hempsted, Plumsted, Fring, Toftes, Hilloughton, Rymerston, Parva Snorynge, Barnyngham, Fowldon, Stoke Fery, Wrotton, Fordeham, Helgay, Southray, Wyssey, Sheplode, Griswellake, Westlode, Estlode, Dunbyche, Wutton, Wykmer, Colneston, Overset, Netherset, Blakwell, Wodnorton, Hoo, Bytrynge, Syddestern, and elsewhere in Norfolk, belonging to the late priory of St. Pancras, Lewes, or to the said cell of Castleacre; which premises came to the King's hands by virtue of two fines, both levied on the morrow of St. Martin 29 Hen. VIII., the first between the King and Robert prior of St. Pancras, Lewes, and the second between the King and Thomas prior of the said cell of St. Mary Castelacre, and also by virtue of two deeds, the first by the said prior and convent of Lewes, dated 16 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII., and the second by the said prior and convent of Castleacre, dated 22 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII.:—to hold by the annual rent of 44l. 19s. 0 ¾d. Del. Westm., 22 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 33.
31. Thos. Smythe. Licence to buy and export 300 tuns of beer. Westm. Palace, 18 Dec., 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Dec.—P.S.
32. Commission of gaol delivery.
Fyssherton Anger Gaol, to be delivered at Ambresbury, Wilts. Sir John FitzJames, Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir Anth. Hungerford, John Bonham, John Erneley, Barth. Husey, Charles Bulkeley, Will. Button, and Ric. Woodcok. Westm., 22 Dec.— Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 19d.
33. Rob. Gibbes, one of the yeomen of the Guard. Grant of 6d. a day as fee of the Crown, vice Adam Holand, dec. Del. Westm., 23 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 16.
34. Sir Anth. Browne and Alice his wife. Grant in survivorship (with remainder to the heirs male of the said Sir Anthony without impeachment of waste by the said Alice) of the reversion of the manors of Ponynges, Perching, Preston Ponynges, Pygden alias Pyngeden, Asshecombe, Walderne, and Chyntyng Ponynges, Sussex, and all messuages, cottages, &c., in the precincts thereof, and in Ponynges, Perchinge, Preston Ponynges, Pygden alias Pyngeden, Asshecombe, Walderne, Chyntyng Ponynges, Lewes, Albourne, Bolney, Twyneham, Wodmancote, Henfeld, Porselade, Fulkyn, Radmele, Alfriston, Suthover near Lewes, Hethfeld, Esthotheligh, Pycombe, Cokefeld, Balcombe, Perpoundesherst, Aberton, Westfirle, Falmer, and Seford, Sussex, formerly reputed members, parts or parcels of the said manors; with the reversions and rents reserved upon the following leases:— (1.) By Henry earl of Northumberland, dec., father of the last earl, 20 May, 15 Hen. VIII., to George Gyfford of Ponyngz, Sussex, of the manors of Ponynges and Perchyng, Suss., for 21 years at 56l. rent: which lease was confirmed and extended 5 years by charter of the last earl, 20 Nov., 19 Hen. VIII. (2.) By Henry last earl of Northumberland, dec., 13 Feb., 22 Hen. VIII., to Joan Everard, widow of Wm. Everard, of the manor of Chyntyng Poynynges, Suss., formerly in tenure of John Rotes, for 30 years at 6l. 13s. 4d. rent. (3.) By the same, 30 May, 19 Hen. VIII., to John Mychell, of the site of Pyngeden, Suss., which Ric. Bradford and Wm. Constable, farmers there, formerly held, and goods to the value of 72l. 7s. 6d., for 23 years at 30l. rent.
The premises came to the King's hands by a bargain and sale thereof made by the said Henry, last earl, to Sir Thos. Audeley, the Chancellor, Sir Thos. Cromewell, now lord Cromewell, keeper of the Privy Seal, Sir Brian Tuke, treasurer of the Chamber, Chr. Hales, now Master of the Rolls, and Ric. Riche, now Sir Richard and chancellor of the Court of Augmentations, to the King's use, and by virtue of a fine levied before the justices at Westminster, Trin. 27 Hen. VIII., and by an Act 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 24 Dec., 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 2.
35. John Skotte, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Holme in Spaldyng More, York dioc., vice Rob. Bryges, deceased. Greenwich, 26 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 8.
36. Cathedral church of Coventry. Congé d'élire to the sub-prior and convent, on the death of the last prior. Oteland, 22 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Dec.—P.S.
37. Edmund and Charles Foxe. Grant, in Survivorship, of the reversion of the office of clerk of the Council in the Principality of S. and N. Wales, and in cos. Salop, Heref., Glouc., Wore., Chester, and Flint, and the Marches of Wales, now held by Thos. Hakluyt by virtue of pat. 16 June, 18 Hen. VIII., in as full manner as the said Thomas, or Hen. Knyght, or any other, held the office; and of the reversion of the office of clerk of the Signet in the said principality and cos., now held by John Russell by virtue of pat. 16 June 18 Hen. VIII.; in as full manner as the said John, and Peter Newton, and Hen. Knyght have held the office. Greenwich, 27 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—Del. [Westm.] (fn. n16) 29 Dec. …… P.S.—Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 9.
38. John Horseley. To be steward, receiver, constable, and door-ward of the castle and lordship of Bamborogh, Nthld., as enjoyed by Sir Thos. lord Darcy, lately attainted of high treason, now deceased, or Sir Will. Tyler, likewise deceased; with the fishing in the waters of Tweed belonging to the said castle and lordship. Greenwyche, 28 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—Del. Westm., 29 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 2.
39. Thos. lord Crumwell, keeper of the Privy Seal. To be warden and chief justice itinerant of all forests, parks, chaces, and warrens in the North of England beyond the River Trent, and master of the hunt of deer in the said forests, &c., which offices are in the King's hands by the attainder of Thos. lord Darcy; with fees of 100l. a year. Del. Westm., 30 Dec., 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 2.
40. Thos. Wriothesley. Grant, in fee simple, of the abbey of Tichefeld, Hants; the site, church, &c. of the same; the manors of Tychefeld, Abshot, Posbroke, Newecourt, Parva Fontley, Swanwike, Crofton, Mirabell, Neweland, Wallisworth, Portsey, Copnor, Wyker, Cadland, and Corhampton, Hants, and Ingepen, Berks; with the rectories and advowsons of the churches and vicarages of Tichefeld, Loomer, and Corhampton, Hants; with all possessions of the abbey in Tichefeld, Abshot, Posbroke, Newecourt, Parva Fontley, Swanwyke, Crofton, Myrabell, Neweland, Walisworth, Portsey, Copnor, Wiker, Cadlond, Corhampton, Wikeham, Warishassefeld, Sethage, Sarisbury, Southbroke, Quab, Pagham, Hoke, Whitelegh, Clowhill, Markes, Segynworth, Ward, Lee, Wydley, Porchistre, Fallegh, and Loomer, Hants, and Inkepen, Berks; to be held at 25l. 6s. 8d. rent.
The premises came to the King's hands by virtue of a fine levied before the justices of the Common Pleas at Westminster in the quinzaine of St. Martin 29 Hen. VIII. whereby John bishop of Thetford, commendatory and abbot of the monastery of St. Mary, Tichefeld, Hants, granted to the King the aforesaid manors, &c., and rents, of pepper, corn, salt, &c., in Tichefeld Abshot, &c., above mentioned; and also by virtue of a certain deed inrolled in Chancery, 18 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII., whereby the said abbot and convent of the said monastery granted to the King the site, &c., aforesaid, and all manors, &c., belonging to the said monastery in England. Del. Westm. 30 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1. m. 4.
Vit. B. xiv.
B. M.
1312. [Sir Gregory Casale to Henry VIII.]
"Ac etiam propterea quod si [Maj. vestra] (fn. n17) ineo s …… ut uxorem sit ductura, [Cœsar] timens [ne Maj. vestra] uxorem ducat filiam [Regis Franciœ]* nihil [ei poterit] denegare. [Et Rex Franciœ]* omnia ei concedet [timens] ne [Maj. vestra]* consanguineam Cœsaris ac[cipiat in uxorem]; quod si [Maj. vestra]* se continurit (fn. n18) neque s ...... aut alio vinculo obstrinxerit ee ...... principe antequam ad veram inter o ...... pacem deveniatur perficiet quicqui[d] ...... sibique immortalem gloriam compa ......
Jam duo menses sunt cum hanc cifaram misi ad dominum ....."
Cipher. Mutilated.
R. O. 1313. Theology.
Declaration by the King, with the assent of the two Houses of Parliament, "of the true understanding of certain texts of Scripture," (in opposition to the Roman view of those relating to St. Peter, &c.) commanding all his subjects not to affirm anything to the contrary, upon pain, &c.
Corrected draft, pp. 32. Begins: "The King, our Sovereign lord, intending as he hath begun."
R. O. 2. Another copy of the same, incorporating the corrections in the preceding, with some omissions and with a compendium of texts at the end, headed "A short titling of divers other texts of Scripture which would also be plainly declared and expounded by Parliament."
Pp. 18. Endd.: An Act of Parliament concerning the true understanding of Holy Scripture.
1314. Monasteries.
R. O. "The names of certain religious houses with the valuation of the same and such like." The values given are the gross value and net value as in the Valor Ecclesiasticus.
Beds.—Newenham, Elnestowe, Dunstable. Bristol.—St. Augustine's. Camb.—Ely, Thorney. Linc.—Croyland (fn. n19), Spalding, Thorneton. Carlisle. St. Mary's Priory. Hunts.—Ramsey, St. Neots. Durham.—St. Cuthbert's. Yorkshire.—Selby, St. Mary's in York, Watton, St. Oswald de Nostel, Pontefract, Gisborn, Kirkstall, Melsa, Whitby. Norfolk. — Thetforde, Northt.—Peterborough. London.—St. Bartholomew's, given in commendam to the abbot of Waltham, Haliwell, the New Hospital without Bishopsgate, (fn. n20) Clerkenwell. Midd.—St. Peter's Westminster, Sion. Essex.—Berking, Waltham, Colchester. Wilts.—Malmesbury,* Ambrosbury. Worc. — Worcester Priory, Great Malvern, Evesham, Parshoore. Somerset.—Glastonbury.* Warw.—Nuneaton. Berks.—Reading. Kent.—Christ-church, Ledis,* Rochester.* Salop.—Shrewsbury,† [the name Wenlok inserted in another hand, but no values given]. Glouc.—Hayles,* Wynch-come,* Cirencester,* Tewkesbury,* St. Peter's Gloucester. Richmond.—Fountains. Herts.—St. Albans. Staff.—Burton-on-Trent. Bucks.—Missenden, Ashriche. (fn. n21) Oxon.—Godstowe, Osney, Thame. Leic.—Lawnda. Hants.—St. Swithin's,* St. Mary's Winchester,* Christchurch Twynham, Worwell. Suff.—Bury. Surrey.—Overey, Shene. Cheshire.—St. Werberge's. Beds.—Newenham, Dunstable.
Pp. 12. Endorsed as above.
R. O. 2. Another copy, omitting the following:—
Beds.—Elnestowe. Camb.—Ely. Linc.—Thorneton. Carlisle.—St. Mary's. Durham.—St. Cuthbert's. Yorks.—Gisborn (Charterhouses of Mountgrace and Hull‡ added). Norf. and Northt. London.—Haliwell, Clerkenwell. Midd.—St. Peter's, Westminster. Essex.—Waltham. Worc.—Worcester Priory. Somers., Warw., Berks., and Kent. Salop.—Wenlok. Glouc.—St. Peter's. Herts. Staff. and Oxon.—Osney, Thame. Hants.—St. Swithin's. Surr.—Shene. Cheshire and Beds.
Pp. 7.
1315. Jewels.
Cott. Appx.
xxviii. 27.
"Certen jewelles of the Kinges highnes which be trussed and inclosed within a faire deske of wodde, maser colour."
B. M. A descriptive list of 27 items of gold chains, 7 items of gold "carkants," 9 elaborate gold broaches, 2 bracelets, 27 rings set with diamonds (several with the letters H. I., (fn. n22) two with H. A., (fn. n23) and one with the word MOSTE engraved on them), 15 with rubies, 7 with turquoises, 5 with emeralds, 2 with sapphires, and 1 "like a signet with a rose graven in it."
Pp. 8.
Cott. Appx.
xxviii. 31.
B. M.
2. "Certen riche jewelles of the Kynges highnes."
Jewels in 10 different boxes. Some having the letters H. A. upon them and one (a broach) having the letters R. A. in diamonds.
Pp. 9.
1316. Coinage in Ireland.
R. O
Order [or provision to be inserted in an Act] for payments to be made in Ireland after the rate of sterling money, as there is a corrupt coin current in Leinster a third part under sterling value, and forbidding the currency of Irish coin from "the said day."
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Touching the coin of Ireland; and in another hand, apparently later: 1537.
1317. Kildare's Lands.
R. O. Issues of the lands late of the earl of Kildare attainted in the time of Henry VIII.
In an Elizabethan hand, pp. 3. Endd.: 29 Hen. VIII. The earl of Kildare's revenue as it was answered unto the King then.
1318. Ireland.
R. O. A scheme for the employment of the revenues of Ireland in the government of the same, setting forth that the revenues "as appeareth by the letters sent from the Council there," is 10,000 mks., and that order must be taken that rebels may be suppressed, the King recover part of what he has spent there, and a fund be laid up against emergencies. Fees of officers of the Crown: The Deputy, 500 mks. fee, 600 mks. for 60 horsemen, and 240l. for 60 footmen. Treasurer of the Exchequer, 200 mks. fee, and 400 mks. for 40 horsemen, and 80l. for 20 footmen. The Chancellor 400 mks. The Master of the Rolls and other officers of the Chancery to have among them 40l. yearly. The High Treasurer, 200 mks. The judges for their fees 200 mks.. and diets on circuit, 40l. Officers of the Exchequer, besides the Under Treasurer, 100l. Eight particular receivers, 13l. 6s. 8d. each. Six auditors at 10l. yearly. Three King's serjeants, one at 20l. and two at 10l. The ward of Dublin Castle, 173l. 6s. 8d.; and six other garrisons to be established by the Commissioners and Council, 98l. each.
All revenues to be received by the Treasurer, accounted for before the Deputy, Chancellor, High Treasurer, and barons of the Exchequer, and deposited in Dublin Castle, each of the aforesaid parties having a key of the treasure chest. The Chancellor, High Treasurer, and Chief Justice, and Master of the Rolls to have authority monthly to muster the retinues of the Deputy and Treasurer.
In Wriothesley's hand, pp. 5.
R. O. 2. A scale of payment for the garrisons of Dublin and of other castles, "whereof there may be six," in accordance with the preceding.
P. 1.
1319. — to [Cromwell].
R. O. Understanding that it is the King's pleasure and yours to change the vice-treasurer of Calais, unless you mean to give it to one of your own servants, I beg that I may have the room, as Rob. Fowler now has it. I will give your Lordship 200 marks. My chief reason for wishing it is that I am married here, and for the King's service I may spend 100l. a year here and in England, besides my feats of merchandise.
P. 1. Headed: "1537."
1320. Nicholas Austen, late Abbot of Rewley, to Cromwell.
R. O. Is at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, trusting to give great diligence to study the Word of God sincerely. Desired Cromwell to have the reversion of a farm enrolled which he and the convent granted without collusion to his brother, the bearer, at the old rent. Hears that Mr. Lee is the hindrance.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
1321. Nicholas Austen, late Abbot of Rewley, to Cromwell.
R. O. Asks him to write in his favour to the bailiffs and burgesses of Burford of the Wolde for a grant of "a service called the Priory" in that town, of 11l. a year, the holder of which, one Mr. Cade, is very old and sickly. The town favours him because of his kindness shown to them in times past. His pension allows him to take any ecclesiastical dignity so that it pass not his pension.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
1322. Chr. Aysskew to Cromwell.
R. O. Since I was last with your Lordship at Moreclat (Mortlake?) I have been in such case that I could not, according to your Lordship's command, come up to you to know your pleasure in the poor suit I have to you. Try me to the uttermost, and if I have ever done anything contrary to you, let me die for it. Served the King with 24 men, mounted and armed, both at London, Hull, and with the duke of Norfolk in the North, without wages. It has cost me all I had. "I dyssyer off Kyngs Grays but xvli. a yere and the hows to dwyll in, wech ys a ferm I have off hys Grays, a lyttyll seell for the term off my lyeff, wherby I myght be abboll to sarraff hys Grays."
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
1323. Sir John Bryggys and Giles Pole to Cromwell.
R. O. Upon your letters to us, and others, to examine, between the abbot of Malmsbury and Will. Lane, the matter which was contained in a bill of complaint enclosed within your said letters, we, accompanied by Sir Henry Long, sent warning to the abbot to meet us at Myntye, two miles from his house, and then appointed another day to meet at Pyrton, because he would make no other answer then but demand a copy of the bill. But he did not come that day either, and made feigned excuses, and has kept no appointment since. We hear the abbot claims Lane as his bondman, and if he be not so the abbot does the poor man great wrong. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell lord Privy Seal.
1324. Robt. Lewys, Mayor of Canterbury, to Cromwell.
R. O. As to his letter for Krystover Levyns to be town clerk of Canterbury; the said Levyns was town clerk at the last election of the burgess for Parliament, and presumed and imagined to be burgess, contrary to the good order of the city. For this wilfulness he was dismissed and another admitted. By an ordinance of King Henry VII. no officers are to be put out of their room except for reasonable cause. Will however comply with Cromwell's request if he wishes.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
1325. Alexander Carvanell to [the Council].
R. O. Petition, setting forth that being deputy to Peter Grysslyng, searcher of Trewrew, he attempted, in company with Jocham Cock and John Bartolome, to board the Mandlyn of Trewrew which left that port on 29 May, 29 Hen. VIII., bound for Lantregar in Brytayne, with a company of riotous persons feigning "a pope holy pilgrimage." Was knocked overboard, but entered the ship near St. Modys, where Richard Otes, master of the ship, with four of his mariners, was arrested by the Admiral's deputy. They refused, however, to allow their wares to be searched and carried Carvanell and his companions to sea. They put Cock and Bartolome overboard into their cock about five miles outside Falmouth haven, the wind being hard at north and carried Carvanell into Brittany, threatening to cast him overboard and tow him at the stern &c. At Lantregar they caused the Bretons to pick quarrels with him, shouldering and buffeting him as though he had been a Turk or a Saracen. Was there for 22 days till he was conveyed into England by means of Nic. Pentecost in the Anne of Hayleforth. Begs Cromwell to tender this matter or the King's officers cannot execute their office.
The names of the riotous persons are Sir Thos. Trebilcok, parish priest of St. Newlyn, Sir Ph.——— (fn. n24) parish priest of St. Anne's, John Michell junr., of Trewrew, captain, Ric. Barrett merchant of Trewrew, Pascawe Trahar of Newlyn, Ric. Otes of Feweck, master of the ship, John Tradrack, Breton, alias Spycer, master's mate, John Loo, Breton, John Hoskyn of Trewrew, John Hewytt, Breton, Wm. Mathewe, Wm. Salpyn, Wm. Carselyke, with others to the number of 50.
Pp. 3. Endd.
1326. Richard Conquest to Cromwell.
R. O. Has now been prisoner in the Fleet four years and a quarter. Begs to be delivered, as Cromwell sent him word last vacation that he would be at this time. Sir John Alen has received 50l. from Edmund Conquest and is content to take it in part payment of the 100l. which the writer owes him, provided Mr. Treasurer will agree to this arrangement. If the laws judge that Conquest owes the King anything, there is sufficient to pay both his Grace and Sir John Alen. If the King pleases he may take Conquest's inheritance at its value. Desires that Edmund Conquest be sent immediately along with a sergeant or pursuivant at arms to pay the balance to Sir John Alen. In case of refusal, desires that the said Edmund be committed to ward for he has the money and has made great waste of the writer's woods, selling much and, as the writer is informed, intending to sell more after this time of Xmas unless Cromwell interferes.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal.
1327. Eliz. Constable (fn. n25). to Cromwell.
R. O. "My right honourable lord Privy Seal," if my matter stand with reason or conscience, let me come to your speech. I have not had a penny from my husband for two years and a half and none of my own kin will help me with penny nor penny's worth this 12 month. O good my lord! how should I live? Beg I cannot; loth and ashamed I am to be a harlot. "I have ben sossor handled with sohe dyssesses as yt hathe plessed God as your lordshepe shale kyno mor plan that I wrowet not but a smale thes xii monthe." If your lordship will get me my whole jointure of 100 marks, I freely give you the first farm, that is at Candlemas, 50 marks; if I have but half of my jointure I freely give and both Candlemas and Lammas; the farm of them both is but 50 marks. I hear Master Pollard has my evidences. I pray you command him, or whoever has them, to deliver them to me, for I have nothing else to show for myself, but those writings.
Hol. pp. 2.
1328. Giles Hewett, Yeoman, to Cromwell.
R. O. Petition. Has had the custody of the King's harness in the castle of Alnwick, Nthld., "upon a two hundreth Allmen revetts with splents and a hundreth saletts and above," this 6 year day, at 5 marks, and 2s. weekly board-wages, from the late earl of Northumberland; but since the earl's death, he can get no payment either for board or wages, to his utter beggaring, unless Cromwell will send down the King's command in writing, to Cuthbert Carnaby, receiver, to pay the arrears due to the writer and to continue his fee.
P. 1. Add. at the head: Privy Seal, president of the Council. Endd.: Miles Huett.
1329. William Lumbard, Priest, to Wriothesley.
R. O. To certify you of that I shewed, in the King's Chamber, of the benefice in Sussex in the "geveyfft" of Mr. Harpissley. I suppose he dwelleth in South Ampton and did "geveyffe" it to a chaplain of my lord of Norfolk, whom I shewed you at the Coborde, with whom I have communed and he minds it little, as he has two others better. The town is called Thagam. I think you may have it if you speak in time and that my lord of Norfolk will do it, for he asked my master to make no more business in it, so my lord has given it over; "but he must admit him that there shall be parson." If it please you to peruse my vowson and the copy for Morton, if you can get it of the King, you shall have Streham for that. 1537.
Hol., p 1. Add.
1330. Richard Moryson to Cromwell.
R. O. Your Lordship seeth all my living in your liberality. Thanks to your bounty I have no cause to complain of fortune; and, whatever may hereafter befal me, my hope is in you. I have made long labour to your Lordship for William Clifton. He has a fair house in Norwich, that Mr. Litelprow gave him. He may have 300l. ready money for it, or 400l. at reasonable days; but would not sell it so soon. He has promised to give it me if I can obtain the loan of the King's money for him. He lacketh no sureties. If you would get him this money to get me this house, you should put me in such credit that, with a little more help, I might attain to a marriage worth two of the house. Or, if it seem meet, get him the money, give me your favour, and take the house yourself. 400l. is to be gotten and no man the worse.
Hol., English and Italian, pp. 2. Add.: Lord of the Privy Seal.
1331. Rutger of Nimmigen to Cromwell.
R. O. Petition for the restitution of his money from the searchers of Feversham. Mr. Gylbarde directed one of the King's officers of arms to cause them to come up, and they were as far as Gravesend when the lord Warden recalled them. Cannot continue here longer without money. His coming to this realm was only to pass home in safety, as Rob. Talor and Walter Talor, mariners of Estburne, Sussex, can testify, who brought him from Depe to Pemsy, where he landed, and immediately entered a ship to pass to his own country. Trusts only in Cromwell.
P. 1. Add at head: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
1332. E. Duchess of Norfolk to Lord Stafford. (fn. n26)
Titus B. i. 152.
B. M.
Wood's Letts.
of Royal and
Ill. Ladies, iii.
His daughter Susan is in good health. Begs, if he send any of his daughters, he will send Dorothy, the youngest, with whom she is well acquainted. At Redborn. Signed: "By your power sister lovyeng, E. Norfolk."
1537. P. S. in her own hand: "Brorder I pra you to sand me my ness Dorety (fn. n27), by kass I kno har kon desess (conditions). Se sal not lake hass long hass I leffe, and he (ye?) wold be hord (ordered) by me, hor haless I kyug he be hond kind (or else I think ye be unkind?) tha faless drab (fn. n28) and kouk and nat ben I had haden (?) har to my conffort."
P. 1. Add.: "To my loveyng brother my lord of Stafford." Endd. "The duchess of Norfolk's letter."
1333. Wm. Owen to Cromwell.
R. O. Thanks him for his letters to the lord President for the restitution of his goods delivered in trust to John Herbert; but Wm. Herbert and Walter Parker, who are bound for the said John, will make no restitution. Complains of the President's conduct in making him take less than his due, as to a gelding taken by Walter Herbert to serve the King when the Northern men arose, in the case of a lease which Mr. Sulyard judged void, and other debts.
Asks Cromwell to write again to the President and to call before him John Waverley, goldsmith, to whom Owen is bound. The Herberts are trying to force him to sell his land in Wentisland where they rule, and he dare not walk at large for fear of them.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell. Endd.
1334. Sir. Thos. Palmer to Cromwell.
R. O. Since he left Cromwell, has been in the country and taken leave of his friends. On his return the bearer and others have informed him of the mischievous and abominable words of one Henry Horforde (?). Has commanded them to inform Cromwell.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal Endd.
1335. Pynnerusto Wriothesley.
R. O. A very adulatory letter addressed to Wriothesley as his Mœcenas, and asking for his patronage t obtain some educational appointment. Ends with a tetrastich.
Latin, pp. 2. Add.: Celeberrimo viro, Magistro Thomœ Wrysleio. Endd.: A letter to Mr. Wriothesley in Latin.
1336. Rafe. Sadleyr to Cromwell.
R. O. A servant (fn. n29) whom he sent yesterday to London feeling somewhat evil at ease on his return and knowing that Sadleyr feared the plague which reigns in London and about, would not come home, bur went to a neighbour's house, where he lies sick, of what all think is nothing but an ague. Whatever the diaease may be, he came not within Sadleyr's doors and was quite well when he sent him to London. Will not come to the King until he knows the truth. As the King gave him leave till this Saturday and loves not that any man should break day, has written to Mr. Hennege to make his excuse. Will know the certainly to-night or to-morrow, and will them repair to Court. Asks Cromwell to obtain for him from the bp. of London the keepership of Crundon (fn. n30) Park, in Essex, which one of the Herons, who held it, has forfeited. Desires to have the keeping of a park near London, both for the running of his geldings in winter and other commodities. Hackeney, Saturday morning.
The plague reigns in divers parts of London and in divers villages about, but Hackeney was never clearer.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Keeper of the Privy Seal. Endd.
1337. Anthony Sandes to [Cromwell].
R. O. "It may like and please your good Lordship to remember me your servant Antony Sondes." He and his ancestors have always had the farm of certain lands in Lyngfeld, Surrey, called Wilmott's lands, belonging to Battle Abbey, till of late George Tayllour, intending to have "the rule of the lands of the said Antony" has obtained a lease of them from the abbot and convent. Offers to pay 20s. a year for them.
P. 1. Endd.
1338. Robert Sowthwell to Mr. Sadleyr.
R. O. I must, by the colour of mine office, reside in London the most part of 3 or 4 years. I have as yet no house there but my chamber at the Temple, a good mile from Mr. Chancellor's, so that in going thither and returning I spend a great part of the day. I desire you to obtain for me, from the King, a little house in Elsyngspytle within London, being but of the yearly rent of 6l., "for the which a man shall be but slenderly housed in London," as ye know. As it is let, the redemption of the rent will stand me 30l., besides the expense of 100 mks. to make it meet for me and my wife. I would gladly do this against this winter. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: gentleman of the Privy Chamber. Endd.
1339. Robert Thomson, clk., (fn. n31) to Cromwell.
R. O. Was brought before Cromwell in Lent last for praying for the bishop of Rome, "at the compulsion of his parishioners, whom he durst not contrary," and committed to the Tower, and thence to the King's Bench. What with age, "corrupt and stinking smells," cold, and hunger, if not for the hope he had in Cromwell, he had not been alive now. Begs his intercession with the King.
Hol., p. 1. Add. at head: Lord Cromwell, lord of the Privy Seal.
1340. Nicholas [Bp.] of Waterford and Wm. Walsh to Cromwell.
R. O. Cromwell wrote to them to determine the matter between his servant David Shyeghan and Sir Alex. Gough, priest, of Joghil, for certain lands there; and they had sundry commissions in that behalf. Could find no proof of Shyeghan's title and awarded the lands to Gough. From Joghil. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
1341. Chr. Waterhouse and Thomas, his Brother, to Cromwell.
R. O. Petition setting forth that they were novices professed in the monastery of Newsham, Linc., and, being both under 24 years of age, they were dismissed from their order when the monastery was suppressed. Their father, lately deceased, has left them land worth 24s. a year, and left their mother and the said Christopher his executors; but their half-brother, Roger Waterhouse of Bristwell, Yorks., clothworker, has taken the will and their inheritance of copyhold land, for which they are not permitted to pay the fine because they have been professed religious.
P. 1, large paper. Add. at the head: To the right hon. lord Privy Seal. Endd.
1342. Sir Humfrey Wyngfeld to Cromwell.
R. O. Asks his help concerning an attachment issued by Mr. Gostwick against him for his obligations to the late bp. of Norwich for 200 mks., for relief of
which he has been a suitor to Cromwell. The bishop promised that when his nephew married Wingfield's daughter, he would leave them 1,000 mks., but he left nothing. This was showed by Redmayn to Mr. Ric. Southwell at the delivery to him of the obligations. Reminds him of the comfort he gave him when he made suit to him when he purchased the late John Smythe's lands in Norfolk from Mr. Rusche and Wyngfeld. Has lost half his living by his wife's death. If the King had not given him land, would have had to begin the world again.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
1343. —— to Harry Cryche. (fn. n32)
R. O. "Mayster Hare Crych," I have spoken with Ralph Ivers since he came out of England; who said he had showed you what a life I led among my company. "I take God to my record I never deserved an unkindness to none of them. I thank God and you and the worshipful gentlewoman Mistress Margery, my lord and my lady hath be good to me ever sith I came to Calais." Tell Mrs. Margery I will be her true beadman while I live. Since I came to Calais there is gone from my lord and master above 16 gentlemen and yeomen. One of them was "yedyd" (beheaded?) for stealing and there are yet as shrewd a sort as anywhere in England. Because I would not keep them company at taverns and stews they said I was unfit to be among serving men. I beg, therefore, you will get me a clerkship in the King's works at Dover. I beg you will let me know how my father doth, and whether he holds any of his farms yet, for I hear he is like to be undone unless you and his friends help him. I have had no money from you since the old noble you sent by Master Housce.
Draft, pp 2.


  • n1. John Cowdrey, who surrendered the abbey of Chertsey, 6 July 1537.
  • n2. See No. 1206.
  • n3. Besides holding a prebend, as here stated, he was archdeacon of Wilts, and died before the 15th Jan. 1538, when John Pollard succeeded him in the archdeaconry.
  • n4. Not printed in the Statute Book.
  • n5. He died 30 Dec. 1537. See Ministers' Accounts in Public Record Office, Q. R. Miscell. Customs, Bundle 305.
  • n6. Walter Walsh, sheriff in 1535–6 and 1536–7.
  • n7. Blank in MS.
  • n8. For a year and a half.
  • n9. For one half year.
  • n10. These are still in arrear for part of their payments, as appears by the third part of this account.
  • n11. The commencement and note of delivery are illegible.
  • n12. Blank here in Pat. roll.
  • n13. Date and place of issue illegible.
  • n14. No place mentioned.
  • n15. Illegible
  • n16. Supplied from date on patent roll, the P.S. being mutilated.
  • n17. The words in brackets to which an asterisk is appended represent symbols of which the interpretation is conjectural.
  • n18. Sic.
  • n19. Only the clear values of these are given.
  • n20. Only the gross values given.
  • n21. No values given.
  • n22. Henry—Jane [Seymour].
  • n23. Henry—Anne. One of these has the words "Domine ad adjuvandum me festina" about it.
  • n24. Blank in MS.
  • n25. Wife of Sir Marmaduke Constable, Junior
  • n26. The date of this letter is uncertain, but there is no reason for believing with Mrs. Green that it must as late as Edward VI.'s reign. The signature is much of the same character as that of the same writer in Vol. VIII., No. 319, and the person addressed is called lord Stafford as early as 1531. The writer was sent to live by herself at Redborne in 1534. See Vol. VII., No. 1083.
  • n27. Dorothy Stafford, daughter of the person addressed.
  • n28. Bess Holland.
  • n29. This cannot be Bold, (mentioned in Part II., No. 242) who was Cromwell's servant not Sadler's; nor yet the servant referred to in No. 821. But the letter most probably belongs to the year 1537.
  • n30. Crondon, near Orsett.
  • n31. The vicar of Brough. See Part I., Nos. 594 and 687 (2).
  • n32. He was clerk of the wardrobe to Anne Boleyn and presumably to Jane Seymour afterwards. See Vol X., No. 913.