Henry VIII: June 1537, 26-30

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

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June 1537, 26-30

26 June. 140. George Ardison to Cromwell.
R. O. Is vexed with the gout, and cannot come to him. Begs his Lordship to further his accustomed suit concerning the exchange that either, according to the King's grant made to him, the profits "may be perceived as of right appertaineth, or else," if the King wishes to revoke his grant, (fn. n1) he may have compensation, and that the money he has paid these five years may be levied among such merchants as sue in the said cause of exchange, and repaid to him. Has paid 151l. 13s. 4d. into the Exchequer, without taking benefit for the same. 26 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
26 June. 141. Thomas Hall to Richard Cromwell.
R. O. I thank you for your letter and am glad that the King, by the furtherance of my good lord, your uncle, and by you, has deputed the bearer to the office of one who was the gall and root of all evil rule in these parts. It is the best deed done for years for the quietness of that town and the whole shire. Philip Wylde lately came to me in Lincolnshire about the woods and sale of hay lands and meadows at Brampton; I advised him as I thought best. I beg you will let me know what order I am to take with the sheep, cattle, servants' wages at Sleford, and the hay grounds there which the lord H. (Hussey) was accustomed to have "inned" yearly for his own use. I have not clipped the sheep yet, as I expected your servant, Mr. Bawdes, or some other, in these parts, as I have written more at large to you and Mr. Wrisseley, who knoweth best the first commission, by my servant John Benytt, by whom I beg I may have an answer. I desire that my said friend Philip Wylde may keep you in remembrance of my requests, "during your both abodes in the Court," especially my suit for the mills at S. and another small "quyllett" nigh my house in Lincolnshire. Colby, 26 June. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
26 June. 142. Norfolk to Cromwell.
R. O. Has received information that John Heron of Chipchace, his son George, and John Heron of the Hall Barns, were of counsel of the murder of Roger of Fenwick. Expects proofs in four days. Has sent upon another feigned matter for George Heron, and if he be faulty will keep him surely till he know the King's pleasure. Meanwhile, thinks John Heron, "now there," should not be put at liberty. Heron of the Hall Barns is fled long since into Scotland, and helps the Scots of Lidersdale and the outlaws. All the Borders are in good order except Lidersdale, "which weekly doth run upon Carnaby's offices." The young man shows good will to serve and is at such pains "that by hearing say he is more than half weary of his being in these parts." Expects to-night or to-morrow Sir Cuthbert Ratcliff and other gentlemen of these parts, and will lay sore to them that the country is no better defended. Has also written to the king of Scots that his subjects of Lidersdale may be punished, and has set espials to learn "the determination of the said King towards this realm." Shryfhoton, 26 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.. Lord Privy Seal.
26 June. 143. Elizabeth Duchess of Norfolk, to [Cromwell].
Titus B.I.
B. M.
App. xxviii.
Writes to know whether she shall have a better living or not. If the King and he would speak to her husband she might live upon her jointure, which is but 500 mks. and 60l., by changing with Master Gorstweke, "as he knoweth well enough, at the desire of my Lord my husband." If once settled in her jointure, would every year do Cromwell some pleasure for his kindness ever since her great trouble. If the King grant my daughter of Richmond her jointure he had never a penny for it [at] her marriage. If the King speak to my husband I shall have my jointure, but if my daughter's jointure be granted first I shall never get the "remlant" of mine from him, though my father paid 2,000l. with me, "which my Lord my husband hath forgotten now he hath so much wealth and honour, and is so far in doting love with that quean that he neither regards God nor his honour. He knows it is spoken of far and near to his great dishonour and shame; and he chose me for love, and I am younger than he by 20 years, and he hath put me away four years and a quarter at this Midsummer; and hath lived always like a good woman, as it is not unknown when I was daily waiter in the Court 16 years together, when he hath been from me more than a year on the King's wars. The King's grace shall be my record how I used myself without any ill name or fame," &c. Continues in the same strain. Her husband has taken away her jewels and kept her like a prisoner. Has written three letters to him, one by the King's command to her at Dunstable. Has sent copies of them. Knows her husband's crafty ways of old, and will never make more suit to him. "And besides that my daughter of Richmond and Besse Holond is comen up with her, that harlot which has put me to all this trouble, and it is a xj year since my Lord my husband first fell in love with her, and yet she is but a churl's daughter and of no gentle blood, but that my Lord my husband hath set, him up for her sake because he was so nigh akin to my lord Hussey that was late made that died last and was beheaded, and was the head of that drab Besse Holond's blood, and keeps her still in his house and his childer maintain the matter; therefore I will never come at him during my life." He made his women bind me till the blood came out at my finger ends, and they "pynnacullyt me and satt on my brest till I spett blod, and he never ponysched them, and all thys was don for Besse Holond sake." He sent word by Mr. Conysbe that he would serve me so two years before he put me away. Has trust in Cromwell, for she hears how good he was to the lady Mary, the King's daughter, in her trouble. Lies in Hertfordshire and has "but iij hundryth l. li. a quarter," and has to keep 20 persons. Could live cheaper in London. Begs answer by bearer. Redborne, 26 June. Signed.
Pp. 4. Commences: "My very good Lord."
26 June. 144. Richard Pollard to Cromwell.
R. O. Has already inquired about some of the offices and fees held by lord Darcy, Sir Robt. Constable, and others lately attainted, and will inform him of the rest. Asks him whether the lead of the abbeys within his survey shall be sold. 26 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
26 June. 145. Sir Thomas Wentworth, Captain of Carlisle.
See Grants in June, No. 45.
26 June. 146. Council of Ireland to Henry VIII.
R. O. Praise the continued forwardness and activity of the Deputy, who lately prepared a journey against O'Chonor, the rankest traitor in the land, and (accompanied by the lord of Delven, treasurer of the wars, chief justice, and others of the Council) marched against him on Tuesday after Trinity Sunday. They first invaded the countries of Omulmoy, MacGoghegan, and Omalaghlyn, O'Chonor's adherents, and compelled them to join the Deputy. They then attacked O'Chonor, took certain peels on his frontier, and besieged Dengen, a very strong new castle, built in a marsh, and manned by about 40 gunners. With great labour a battery piece was brought up to the castle which was then won by assault. The ward received the same grace and pardon that they of Maynooth had, "so as a good company of gunners be well despatched." The castle was then razed and the governance of the country given to Caier O'Chonor, brother to the said O'Chonor, who, for taking part against Thomas FitzGerald, was banished by his brother. The said Caier now keeps O'Chonor, who is in exile, out of all his lands. Beg that the Deputy may have the King's thanks. To keep O'Chonor's country, which is called Ofayley. the King must either give Caier O'Chonor some other reward and inhabit the place with Englishmen, or else make Caier O'Conor governor, with the title of Baron of Ofayley, conferred by the King. The castle of Athlone, standing upon a passage betwixt Connaught and these parts, is recovered, which has long been usurped by the Irish. Here is but one battery piece, which at the battery of O'Chonor's castle was broken; beg that another may be sent with speed. Dublin, 26 June 29 Hen. VIII. Signed: The lord of Trymleston, your grace's chauncelor—Georgius Dublin.—Edwardus Miden.—J Rawson, P. of Kyllmaynam—Willm. Brabason—Patrik Fynglas, baron—Gerald Aylmer, justice —Thomas Houth, justice—John Alen—Thorns. Lutrell, justice.
Pp. 3. Add.
26 June. 147. Council of Ireland to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. ii. 442.
To the same effect and nearly in the same words as the preceding. In this letter the invasion of Omulmoy and the others is said to have been "by the conduct and guiding of the lord of Delven." Dublin, 26 June. Signed.
Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
Lamb. 601.
f. 5.
2. Copy of the preceding.
26 June. 148. Mary of Hungary to Charles V.
Lanz ii. 676. Informs the Emperor by letters of the 26 June of the capture of Monstreul and the siege laid to Terouane and the causes thereof. The report is that Francis means to give battle. Hopes he will do it before money fails. Great confusion would already have arisen but for the sums raised on their credit by the Cardinal (i.e., of Liége), D'Arschot, etc. As it is said Herbais (fn. n2) is in England, she does not reply to other details.
French, abstract.
27 June. 149. William Gonson to Lord Lisle.
R. O. About 15 or 16 days ago an English crayer was taken by a French ship of war and brought over to Bullen haven. It had been laden at Baroo with goods of London merchants, friends of the writer; at whose request the French ambassador and my Lord Privy Seal have written by the bearer Anthony Haryson, Genson's servant, Requests Lisle will write about it to the captain [of Boulogne]. London, 27 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
27 June. 150. Sedition in Norfolk.
R. O. Information given on Tuesday after St. John Baptist's day 29 Hen. VIII., by Ric. Andrewson, of Fyncham, Norf., labourer, at Oxburgh, before Sir Thomas Bedingfeld, John Fyncham, of Fyncham, John Garnysh, John Godale, under constable of Fyncham, and John Prent. That since Easter he heard Harry Jervyse say at Fyncham Hall that if they had been wise and had been ruled by him he would have cried at mass time "Fire! Fire!" at Little Well Hall or at Fyncham Hall, and then John Fyncham would have come out, and if he would not be ruled by them they would have made a cart way between his head and shoulders; also that they would ring "awke" the bells in every town to raise the commons. He also heard George Halle, of Fyncham, glover, say he would not have spoken such words as he heard him speak for all the town of Fyncham.
ii. On Wednesday after St. John's day 29 Hen. VIII., Harry Jervys deposed before the same justices that during Lent he had conversed with Thos. Stylton, Geo. Halle, glover, and Ric. Andruson at Fyncham, and said he wished the Yorkshire men had prospered that the suppressed holydays might have been restored. Stylton confirms this, but Ric. Andrewson and George Halle heard no such words. Jervys also confirms the former deposition, and confesses he devised that the bells of Fyncham should have been rung "awke" as aforesaid. He revealed the premises to no person till this day.
iii. Depositions of George Halle and Ric. Andrewson, who both deny that Jervys opened the premises to them. Signed by Bedingfield, Fyncham, and Garnysh ("Jhon Garneys").
Pp. 7. Endd.
27 June. 151. G. Earl of Huntingdon, to Cromwell.
R. O. Send a writing procured from Rome by a brother of Sir Ric. Hyde, now parson of Raunston, which the said parson suffered to remain in his parish church till one of the churchwardens for this year, on hearing the King's proclamations, took it into his custody and brought it to me. I sent for the said parson by my servant Peter Bonney and keep him here at my house till I hear from you. Ashby de la Zoche, 27 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
27 June. 152. Sir Thomas Tempest to Cromwell.
R. O. I have sent your Lordship another letter to be shown to the King for expedition of my causes. I have served the King since the beginning of his reign in all his notable wars in these parts, always with 100 persons and more, without wages; also I have served in commissions for peace with the Scots, for good order on the Borders and for justice in these North parts to my charge of 1,000l. and above and have never had of the King fee, office, wages or reward. I attend here, for the most part in Yorkshire where I have no dwelling place, upon my lord of Norfolk at great costs which I cannot easily sustain, being a younger brother, born to no lands and of mean substance. Is encouraged by Cromwell's kindness when he was last at London, and if he can have speed in his causes by Cromwell's help will be at his service for life. My friend Mr. Gostwyke has promised to remind you of my matters. 27 June.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 June. 153. Q. Jane Seymour to the Keeper of Havering Park.
Vesp. F. iii. 16.
B. M.
Warrant for the delivery of two bucks of this season from the park of Havering at Bowre for the gentlemen of the Chapel Royal. Hampton Court, 28 June, 29 Hen. VIII. Signed: "Jane the Quene."
P. 1. Endd.
28 June. 154. The Borders.
R. O. "Delivered to Sir Thomas Wentworth, for my lord of Norfolk." 28 June 29 Hen. VIII.
The commission to Sir Thomas Wharton to be King's deputy-warden of the West Marches. The King's letters patent for his wages and for four commissioners. Letters patent for Sir Thomas Wentworth for the captainship of Carlisle. Thirty-three patents, under Signet, for the pensioners of the West Marches. Schedule in paper "of the order taken of the said West Marches." Copy of an oath for Wharton and Wentworth. Copy of an oath for the pensioners. The King's letters to Sir Thomas Wharton. Letters to the priors of Carlisle and Wetherall and the abbot of Holme for the stewardships of the same for Sir Thomas Wharton. Thirty-three letters to the 33 pensioners. Letters for the pensioners of the East and Middle Marches. The indentures between the King and Wharton.
From the lord Privy Seal:—Letters to Norfolk, Sir John Witherington, Sir Thomas Wharton, and Sir Reynold Carnaby.
[28 June.] 155. Henry VIII. to A. N (fn. n3)
R. O. Having at this time appointed Sir Thomas Wharton (fn. n4) to be our deputy of the West Marches against Scotland and Sir Thomas Wentworth (fn. n5) to be captain of the town and castle of Carlisle, and understanding that you whose habitation is within the limits of those borders have been always ready to serve us and will be hereafter to assist our said deputy-warden in the administration of justice and redress upon the Borders, we grant you a pension of [10l.] (fn. n6) a year from St. John Baptist's day last, (fn. n7) to be paid by Sir George Lawson. Hampton Court. [The original date was Greenwich, 28 (corrected 25th) Jan. 28 Henry VIII. but all these dates are cancelled.]
Below is written:—
"Answer to my lord of Norfolk."
"Answer to Mr. Pollarde."
"Letters to the bishop of Exeter."
"Letters to the deputy of Calais."
"For Redes house."
"For money for Hall and Wingfield."
Draft, corrected by Wriothesley, pp. 3. Endd.. A minute of the pensions in the North.
156. [Henry VIII. to Suffolk.]
R. O. Has determined to have Constable, who held Hull in the late rebellion, hanged in chains there, and also to have Robert Aske, the grand worker of that insurrection, hanged at York, "where he was in his greatest and most frantic glory." Considering that [Suffolk] is now in Lincolnshire, where he has served the King well, and that Hull joins on Lincolnshire, so that the King's subjects there have seen the traitorous behaviour of Constable, the King sends Constable and Aske as follows. Has sent them by Sir Thomas Wentworth, now made captain of Carlisle, who shall be met at Huntingdon by Sir Wm. Aparre, to convey them to Lincoln or wherever Suffolk shall appoint. After Suffolk has had them in custody one night or so, he shall send them by water with Parre and Wentworth to Hull, there to be delivered by the—— (fn. n8) day of next month to the duke of Norfolk, lieutenant in those parts. Begs him to see this carried out as a warning to all hereafter.
Draft, pp. 4, in Wriothesley's hand. Commences: "Right trusty and right entirely beloved cousin."
R. O. 2. [Continuation of the preceding?]
"Furthermore we send unto you by the same persons the late lord Hussey," whom you shall cause to be beheaded at our city of Lincoln at such time soon after his arrival as you shall appoint, taking order that you, with a suitable number of gentlemen, shall be at his execution, which we desire may be done notably "with a declaration that of our clemency we have pardoned all the rest of his judgment."
Corrected draft in Wriothesley's hand, p. 1.
28 June. 157. Oxfordshire.
R. O. Commission of the peace to Sir Thomas Audeley, Chancellor, Thos. duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Thos. lord Crumwell, Sir Will. Fitzwilliam, lord Admiral, Sir Thos. Inglefelde, Sir John Porte, Sir John Daunse, Sir Will. Barentyne, Sir Walter Stonour, Sir Edw. Chamb[er]leyn, Sir Simon Harcourte, Sir John Clerke, Sir Rob. Lee, Sir Anthony Hungreford, Sir Thos. Elyott, Sir John Brome, Will. Fermour, John Williams, Thos. Nevell, Thos. Carter, John Moore, Will. Raynesford, John Denton, Anth. Cope, Thos. Brigges, Thos. Wayneman, Anth. Bustard, Chr. Assheton, and John Pollard. Westm., 28 June 29 Hen. VIII.
Parchment. Fragment of Great Seal attached.
28 June. 158. H. Earl of Worcester, to Cromwell.
R. O. According to his letter sends Frere Gawen. Asks Cromwell, when he sends such letters, that the bearer may deliver them to his own hand. This letter was delivered by the frere's own servant. By the King's letters dated 3 May, it appears that surmise was made to his Highness that riots had occurred in consequence of a contention for the stewardship of Arrustly and Keviliok, between lord Ferrers and the writer. Ferrers is the earl's deputy, and deputed under him Hugh David ap Lewes and David Lloid ap Robert, against whom three bills were exhibited for extortion. Sent thrice to lord Ferrers desiring that they should appear to answer the said bills; but having no answer, sent a letter of discharge to the said deputies and another to his kinsman Sir Ric. Herbert, to keep good rule in the country. Hugh and David subsequently would have kept a court, but the people refused to attend. The King, being informed that the country had assembled in riotous manner, commanded the earl to appear before the president of the Council in the Marches of Wales, to determine whether lord Ferrers or he had better title. Appeared at Wigmore, and trusts it was found that his title was good and lord Ferrers had none but under him as deputy, and that the earl had done nothing contrary to the quietness of the King's subjects. Asks him to give no credence to like informations until the truth be known. Desires the premises to be notified to the King. Tynterne, 28 June. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 June. 159. Norfolk to Cromwell.
R. O. You will receive by these bearers James Bowser, Thos. Cary, and my servant John Scoler, the plate of the houses of Bridlington and Jervaulx, and others that were attainted, with a book of the parcels thereof sealed with my seal and Mr. Magnus', who has kept it since the attainder. You will also receive by the bearers in a bag sealed with my seal, the convent seals of St. Agatha's, Jervaulx and Bridlington, with the seal of office of the last, which I have caused to be battered. Sheriff Hutton, 28 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
160. Sir Robert Constable.
R. O. "Sir Robert Constable oweth these parcels following, which he prayeth may be satisfied and paid, and his sureties thereof to be discharged."
Item, four sureties were bound to pay to Mr. Lambart for the King's use 125l. 8s. 4d. Item, I owe William Scargill 80l., to be paid in four years, 20l. a year. Item, to the parson of Holme in Spaldyngmore, which my bailey of Holme is charged to pay, to be allowed in his accounts, 26l. Item, my servants wages and liveries; there is enough to pay every man. Item, to Mayn Pryss, fishmonger, 8s. Signed: Robert Constable.
P 1. Small paper. Endd.
161. Sir Robert Constable.
R. O. A list of offices in the hands of Sir Robert Constable, knight, with their value. Stewardships of Hutham under the King, of Poklyngton and Lekcomfelde under the late earl of Northumberland, surveyorship of the Earl's parks and game, stewardships of Bridlington, of the abbey of Watton, of the bp. of Durham, "of Marchland of the abbey of St. Mary's in York," and of the college of Akecaster. Fees given.
P. 1 in the hand of Ric. Pollard's clerk. Endd.
28 June. 162. Sir Robert Wingfield to Cromwell.
R. O. Reminds him of his suit to the King at Dover, complaining of John Cookson, the water bailly, for the plucking down of a house he had by the King's patent, on ground separate from the Meanebrok. Cromwell then referred him to the law, and he took an action of trespass against Cookson and others at Guisnes. The court was held on Monday last, but proceedings were stopped by the lord Deputy till the King's pleasure should be further known. Reminds Cromwell that he had written in his favour to the Deputy when Wingfield delivered up his patent last St. James's day, that he was to have all the profits of the Meanebroke till Mich, next; but my lord Chamberlain, who is now at Guisnes, has forbidden any arrests to be made on Wingfield's account. Calais, 28 June 1537.
Hol., p. 1. Sealed. Add. Endd.
28 June. 163. Sir Robert Wingfield to Wriothesley.
R. O. Sends a letter for the lord Privy Seal, and begs him not only to deliver it to his hand, but to assist his chaplain the bearer in obtaining the two letters he desires. Perceives by a reckoning of his nephew Halle that he only gave Wriothesley 40s. at Christmas. Begs him, however, to take it as given with good will to be yearly paid. Calais, 28 June 1537.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Master Wrottisleey, principal clerk of Signet under my lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 June. 164. Sir Thomas Wharton, Deputy Warden of the West Marches.
See Grants in June, NO. 51.
29 June. 165. Richard Layton, Priest, to Cromwell.
R. O. This St. Peter's day, at 4 p.m., I went to see the Earl of Northumberland, having been sent for five days past. Found him languens in extremis, sight and speech failed, his stomach swollen "so great as I never see none," and his whole body as yellow as saffron, but his memory still good. Told him your Lordship willed him to be of good comfort, and you would speed his affairs with the King now at your going to the Court. He cannot live 24 hours. This last three weeks he had no money but by borrowing. He has left your Lordship and the bp. of Hereford his executors, and the King his supervisor. I read his will, which seems of small treasure. London, St. Peter's day at night.
Hol., p. 1. Add.:. Lord Privy Seal. Endd.. Dr. Layton," xxviijo Junii 1537."
29 June. 166. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Hopes my Lord Privy Seal will keep his promise now at the King's removing, and conclude Lisle's long suit; otherwise will not fail to make use of Brian's intercession with the King. Was in hand with Bowthe before John Graynfyld touching Hidd's suit. He offered 80l., and no more; on which we broke off, and he said his master would communicate with Sir John Dudley. Thinks he will bring the matter to a good conclusion. Leonard Smythe is away, wherefore I can learn nothing of the writings betwixt you and Sir John Dudley, but Mr. Wyndsor and I will search for them at Soberton. Smythe of the Exchequer has paid the money. Leonard Smythe looks to have 10l. a year of you during his patent. Holit will come to a reckoning, but Acton will not this term, because one or two have died in his clerk's house. For your patent of deputy-ship the auditor and Sir John Dawncy are agreed that at the vice-treasurer's coming you shall be paid according to the words of it, and that you only shall make the passports. Details his communications with the abbot of Westminster, who holds a bond of 30l. of Lisle's and Baylye's of the Bridge. Offered him two tuns of wine for 15l. claimed by him, which he refused, though I told him the money was only owing through your negligence in leaving the obligation in his hands. Thinks, however, he will take it if Lisle will sign and seal the enclosed letter. Will proceed with the bill of victualling, if Lisle will sign and seal this letter to the Lord Chancellor. If Hide will not conclude when Lisle should make the best he can of Kingston Lisle. Begs Lisle will be the first to send the news, and not leave it to my lord Chamberlain, especially as the armies are so near him. The King was very glad to hear the last news of Mowttrelle. Cokkerell, the smith, will have the gunner's place now vacant, and Sir Chr. Morrys will bear the charge of suing it out under the Great Seal. On the 28th lord Hossy, Sir Rob. Constable, and Aske were delivered out of the Tower to Sir Thos. Wendtford, now captain of Carlisle, who conducted them Northward with 50 horsemen,—Hussy to suffer at Lincoln, Constable at Hull, and Aske to be hanged in chains at York or at Nottingham. On Saturday the 30th inst. Darcy will suffer at Tower Hill. Eight of the monks of the Charter House are dead in Newgate. God send you long life and a goodly boy. London, 29 June.
Old lady Oxford is dead. The lords Lumley, Latimer, and others are come from the North, and Ralph Sadler from Scotland.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
29 June. 167. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
R. O. I have received your sundry letters, to which I had partly made answer before they came. I wrote largely about your ladyship's daughters, so that I doubt not you will instruct them mother-like and they will be obedient children. The marriage of Mewtus is nothing forward, but I think Mrs. Parre shall shortly fall thereto. I wish what Agnes Wodroff told you of my short return were true, but I see nothing for it but to wait my lord Privy Seal's leisare. I made half a motion to Hastings for his wife's dog, but he said he durst not do it, as it was all her comfort; yet he said he thought verily you should have it if his wife be so minded. I shall send two dozen glasses by Hugh Colton's ship, which I daily look for. I pray God send Baynam and his wife joy. I think there was some crafty dealing in the bargain making. As to the gentlewoman with lady Raynsford, I hope you will not need her, for I have been in hand with lady Rutland divers times for a gentlewoman for you, and at last she promised me one of her own women. She is a wondrous good lady. As to Mrs. Frances, the heralds say she shall lose no degree, but use the same according to the dignity of her father, but I will take lady Wiltshire's advice in it. At the coming of Hugh Colton's ship I will deliver Mr. Tuke his wine and Mr. Sywlyard the quails, if they come. Your weir is not forgotten. London, 29 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
[29 June.] 168. Wm. Lord Sandys, to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I thank you for informing me of the answer from the King's Council to your letter touching the commission procured by Wm. March. Your Lordship's letter could not be amended, seeing that the sequel cometh to so charitable a purpose. I return both the letter directed from the Middle Temple and the copy of the letter sent from the Council to the general surveyors. I send you a half buck received from my friends in England.
I hear to-day the Imperials have come to Therouenne, and intend to-night to lay their ordnance to the walls. Guisnes, Friday.
Commend me to my lady. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
29 June. 169. Card. Pole to Card. Contarini.
Poli Epp. ii.
Has received his letters of 22 May, and thanks him heartily for his services with the Pope and Ambrosius. For the rest of his affairs refers to Priolus' letters. As to his return, which Contarini writes should be neither too fast, and therefore hurtful to the cause, nor too slow, because of the indignity of lurking in a corner, his enemies, by their messengers and spies everywhere around, celebrate his abode here, and his every track is watched, so that it would be easier for an army to lie hid than for him. His delay here may lead to great advantages, and cannot hurt his dignity; as he hopes to be able to explain more fully by next messenger. Liege, 29 June 1537.
30 June. 170. G. Earl of Shrewsbury, to Cromwell.
R. O.
Sends him two cast of lanners that were brought out of Wales. Wynfelde, 30 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.. Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
30 June. 171. Charles Duke of Suffolk, to Cromwell.
R. O. Begs him still to continue his goodwill to his daughter Powes (fn. n9), to whom he will be good lord and father if she will follow Cromwell's advice and live after such an honest sort "as shall be to your honour and mine." Grymsthrope, 30 June. Signed.
P 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal Endd.
[30 June.] 172. The Earl of Northumberland.
R. O. Account of the lands of Henry late earl of Northumberland, distinguishing those which are in the King's hands and those that are in the hands of other owners who are named in the margin. The other owners and annuitants are Lord Montague, Sir Thos. Arundel, Sir Thos. and Henry Johnson, the Marquis of Exeter, Sir Wm. Persee, Wm. Stapleton, Thos. and John Winde (or Wende), Cuthb. Carnaby, Steph. Tomson, Sir Thos. Persee, Nichasius Hannon, Sir Thos. Wharton, Thos. Kelke, Chr. Wharton, Sir Humph Rateliff, Hen. Whittreason and his wife, Sir Ric. Gresham, the lord Admiral, Sir Wm. Kempe, Sir Reynold Carnaby, Sir Wm. Sidney and others, the earl of Sussex, the lord Privy Seal, and the duke of Suffolk.
Large paper, pp. 6. Endd.
R. O. 2. His debts.
To Robt. Clerke, baker; John Maye, ale brewer; Robt. Hamon, beer brewer; Nicholson's wife, poulter; Edm. Kandishe, butcher; Robt. Reynold, fishmonger; Chanbers, poulter, Hychington's wife, Tylour, pikemonger, and others; Thos. Jenetts, tallow chandler; Wm. Grenefeld's wife for butter; John Blage, grocer; Wm. Baynard, wax-chandler; David Capper's wife for washing; Roger [Whyter]eason (?) for charcoal: (amounts from 6s. 8d. to 22l.). Wm. Jeket for lodging, &c, 39l. 11s. 11d. Lord Latymer, Sir Roger Cholmeley of the North, Wm. Harington of York, and Robert Trappes, goldsmith, for loans. Ric. Pikering for silks, part of which were sent to my lady and the rest, to the North, and "there spoiled by Aske." Thos. Hamon, skinner, for an old debt to Thos. Dalton, skinner, and "a fur of black jennets laid in purple satin which was spoiled by Aske." Creker, shoemaker, for boots, shoes, slippers, and buskins, "whereof part was carried in the North at my Lord's last going down and spoiled by Aske." John Blage, grocer, for spice carried to Topcliff. Sir Wm. Fairfax for arrearages of the sheriffwick of Northumberland for two years, "streted" to him out of the Exchequer as sheriff of Yorkshire. Sir George Darcy for arrearages of one year, for which Dr. Stephins and "the said William" stand bound, for discharge of which the Earl granted a warrant to be paid out of the manor of Tadcaster. Sir Cuthbert Radcliff for arrearage for his lieutenant-ship of 50l., also 50l. for the same to Wm. Carnaby, as Cuthbert Carnaby told William Stapulton. The master of Sempringham. Skut, Queen's tailor. Wm. Dale for buying wine. Thos. Asshe, poticary. Mr. Thomas Henage, an obligation which the Earl says he paid at my lord Steward's house of Little St. Albans at Westm., 104l. Lawrence Warren, goldsmith, for a flower of diamonds, 20l. Obligations dated 5 Aug. 19 Hen. VIII. to Nich. Vinacheis; 6 Dec. ao supradicto, for 281l. 11d. on which obligation it appears the Earl received 50l. more. To my lady his wife for her living, behind 2 1/2 years at Easter last, 500 mks.
Total, 1,689l. 5s. 5 1/2d.
Pp. 4. Endd.: "My 1. Northumberland's debts."
30 June.
R. O.
173. The "Sofferyng" (Sovereign) and Commons of Wexford to Cromwell.
We perceive by your letters that you and the friends of Wm. Sayntloo have obtained from the King that we shall enjoy our ancient liberties. The town is on one side compassed by the King's enemies and has no walls, and ships are deterred from coining by the ill entry of the haven. In the town are 500 men able to serve the King. There is 18 mks. 3s. 5d. st. of chief rent and the earl of Shrewsbury's officers would allow us the "holde rents" for some years. Begs Cromwell will move the King to remit the chief rents to the town for its defence for ever, as in Waterford and other towns. Wexford, 30 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Private Seal. Endd.: Weysheford.
30 June. 174. Paul III. to Card. Pole.
xxxii. 455.
Is sorry to have sent him among so many dangers in vain, but sees both by his letters, and those of the bp. of Verona, that he grieves only for the public cause and is unmoved by his personal danger. Summons him back to Rome at his earliest convenience, as there are at this difficult time many things upon which the Pope needs his advice. Rome, 30 June 1537, pont. 3.
30 June. 175. College of Cardinals to Card. Pole.
Poli Epp.
ii. 63.
Have received his letters of 10 June from Liege, and rejoice that he has brought his company to a place of safety, but are disappointed that so many unexpected difficulties have presented themselves. Are anxious about the issue, but trust in his wisdom and experience and doubt not his perseverance. God will lighten the labour and give the happy issue (exitum) which they expect; with his wished-for return. Write letters of thanks, as required, to the card, of Liege. Rome, 30 June 1537.
30 June. 176. Card. Contarini to Card. Pole.
Poli Epp.
ii. 70.
Has received his letters of 10 June, with those to the Pope and College of Cardinals. The Pope greatly praised his letter and sent it to his grandson (nepos) Card. Farnese as an example of good letters. The Pope is grateful to the bp. of Liege, praises Pole's letter to the Cardinals, and refers money matters to Ambrosius. Had a long conversation with him about English affairs, and he does not see, considering the state of Christendom and the approaching attack from the Turk, that there is any hope. He has much fear for Pole's safety, whom he considers a precious treasure (to quote his own words) to be preserved for better times. Thinks the Pope has decreed Pole's return for the Kalends of November, to the Council which is indicted for that date. Diligent negociations about this are carried on with the king of the Romans and the French King. Rome, Prid. Kal. Julias 1537.
177. Memoranda for Council.
R. O. "——King's Highness in case his g[race] ....... thither these noble men to ha[ve] ....... to declare the causes of the K[ing's] ...... before written, and to have comman[dment] to exhibit as much honor to my [lord of] Norff. being lieutenant as can be conveniently devised."
Item, that it may please the King to remember the promise to the lord of Norfolk for his return, whose service deserves reward. If the King will recall him, that then a council be established there as in the Marches of Wales, and lands appointed for its support and for the charges of Barwyke, &c. Like provision, might be made for the charges of the King's household and for Calais, Guisnes, and Hammes.
Item, the Council think that a general free pardon would be great benefit to the establishment of perfect tranquillity; especially if such "other things" were included in it as to give an honest reason for men to sue it out, "as intrusions, riots, contempts, deceits" or the like. They think the benefit of the seal would countervail all losses.
In Wriothesley's hand, pp. 2. The beginning lost.
178. Darcy and Sir Robert Constable.
R. O. Immediately before Sir Robert Constable "should receive his rights" in the Tower, it was asked him if his confession in writing was all he knew. He answered that it was, although he knew of "naughty words and high cracks that my lord Darcy had blown out," which he would not show while the said lord was alive, for they would do no good and he had no proof of them. He was in doubt whether he had offended God in receiving the Sacrament, concealing this. He would only declare the words generally as before recited. He spoke them "out of confession, saying they could hurt no man now that my lord Darcy was dead." He would not be brought to declare openly, when he suffered, that he had committed treason since the pardon; "howbeit his open confession was right good."
P. 1. Endd.
179. Sir Ric. Tempest to Cromwell.
R. O. According to the order of your Lordship and others of the Council, I remain in the Fleet, where I am in jeopardy of life, the weather is so hot and contagious, and the plague so sore in the city. I beg that, under sufficient sureties, I may resort to my house in Lincolnshire, 2 days' journey from hence, until after the assise in Yorkshire, in which Sir Henry Savell and all others can inquire into the charges against me; and that I may appear in Michaelmas term next to answer them; when, if you will take the matters between Sir Henry Savell and me into your hands, I will obey your order and the King's. The Flette in London this Sunday. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
180. Office of Treasurer of the Chamber.
R. O. 1. Deposition of Alan Hawte and Thomas Carmarden, clerks to Sir Brian Tuke, treasurer of the Chamber, and of Thos. Knotte, clerk to the said Alan Hawte, in their own defence against a complaint by Cornelius Hayes, one of the King's goldsmiths, of a misreckoning of 100l. in payment of a warrant for New Year's Gifts. Referring, among other things, to entries in their books of 18 June, 29 Hen. VIII.
Large paper, pp. 10.
R. O. 2. "A breviate of the effect of a book lately made and delivered to my lord Privy Seal by Alan Hawte, Thos. Carmarden, and Thos. Knot" relative to the same matter.
Large paper, pp. 2. Two copies.
181. Prisoners in the Tower.
Titus B. i. 155.
B. M.
A list of prisoners committed at different times to the Tower and the charge of their maintenance.
xviii. 294.
Lady Anne Hungerforde, for 10 months at 10s. a week; her sister, the same time, at 5s.; Geo. Heyes, Scot, secretary to the duke of Albany, 2 years at 6s. 8d.; Sir Peers Devyllers, a French knight, for 2 years and 1 month at 10s.; his servant at 40d.; Bylney, for 2 years and 6 months at 5s.; Humfrey Lysly, for 1 year and 2 months at 6s. 8d.; William Raynold of Tosseter, for 1 year and 2 months at 40d.; Rys app Gryffyth, for his bed and board for 11 months at 10s., and his servant, at 40d.; lord Dacres and Sir Chr. Dacres, 4 months at 20s. and 10s.; Thos. Abell, for 2 years and 4 months at 40d.; Nic. Federston, 2 years and 2 months at 40d.; Dr. Wylson, for 2 years and 2 months at 5s.; Dr. Powell, for 2 years and 6 months at 5s.; John Howghton, prior of the Charterhouse of London, Austyne Webster, prior of Axham, and Robt. Laurans, prior of Bevall, 5 weeks at 6s. 8d.; John Hale, vicar of Thystylworth, 5 weeks at 6s. 8d.; Wm. Mydmore, Wm. Axmeu, and Bastyane Neudegate, monks of the Charterhouse, 4 weeks at 40d.; (fn. n10) the bp. of Rochester, 14 months at 20s.; Sir Thos. More, for 3 months unpaid, at 10s., and his servant at 5s.; Edw. Brymmyngeham, for his board and bedding for 180 weeks at 6s. 8d.; Thos. Fytzgarrad, for his board and bedding for 16 months at 20s.; Robt. Salysbury, abbot Devala Crucis, for 3 months at 10s.; Jas. and John Fitzgarrad, knts., for [11] (fn. n11) months at 10s. a week [each]; Walter, Ric., and Oliver Fitzgarrard, for 11 months at 6s. 8d. [each]; Dr. Townely, 8 months at 5s.; Sir Thos. Percy, 6 months and odd, at 10s.; Sir Fras. Bygate, 6 months at 10s.; Dr. Makerell, for 3 months at 10s., and his chaplain, at 40d.; Geo. Lumbley, for 3 months at 6s. 8d.; Vicar of Lowth, for 3 months at 6s. 8d.; Robt. Tomson, for 3 months at 6s. 8d.; Nic. Leche, priest, Thos. Roteford, priest, Barnard Flecher, Rob. Sothby, Robt. Lenche (Leche), Roger Nevoo, Ph. Trotter, Long Botton, all of Lincolnshire, for 3 months at 40d. [each]; Lord Darcy, for 8 weeks at 20s.; Sir Roberd, (fn. n12) for 8 weeks at 10s.; Alske, for 8 weeks at 6s. 8d.; my lord Howsew, for 8 weeks at 20s.; prior of Dancaster, for 3 months at 10s.; Dr. Marmaduke, for 4 months at 6s. 8d.; Sir John Bulmer and his wife, for 6 weeks at 20s.; Mr. Hamerton, knt., for 6 weeks at 10s.; Nic. Tempest, for 6 weeks at 6s. 8d.; quondam of Ryvalles, for 6 weeks at 6s. 8d.; quondam of Fonteyns, for 6 weeks at 6s. 8d.; quondam of Gysbowe, for 6 weeks at 6s. 8d.; Burnell the Irishman, for 7 months at 6s. 8d.; Parson Alyn, for 3 months at 6s. 8d. (The rates given are the payments per week, and a month means four weeks exactly.)
Total, 757l. 19s.
Lady Anne, Lord Rocheford, Sir Francis Weston, Master Hen. Norrys, Sir Wm. Bruton, and Markes Smeton. These persons had lands and goods sufficient of their own.
"Also these for their boarding only besides their fees."
Pp. 3. Endd. The charges of certain prisoners in the Tower.
182. Richard Chamber to Dr. Henes. (fn. n13)
R. O. Immediately on coming to Exeter gave Mr. Treasurer Henes' letter and then the King's. By his order took them to the bishop, who marvelled that the King's letters were made so slenderly, and said if he had been of counsel they should have been of more pith. However, he knew they were the King's letters and that the King had given Henes the deanery and prebend, and he would obey them in all things. He would give him institution and induction of the prebend at once, but as to the deanery, he must first be elected by the chapter, and it would be three weeks before he could take possession, for citations must be sent for the chapter to be present at his installation. That was the old law and custom, and as the King had written to put him in possession after the most assured ways, it will be better for him to follow the old law, whatsoever chance should befall to the King. Discussed the matter with the bishop, treasurer, archdeacon, and chancellor. The chancellor asked Chamber if he could speak Latin, which he said he could not. Then the chancellor and the other masters communed together and the chancellor said "No, no, cave ad enter." Supposes he spake that, if any chance should come to the King otherwise then well he would be one of the first to put Henes out, because he had not possession after the old law and custom. They put him in possession of both on Monday. Then rode to Bushopes Tawton, Sunbryge, and Lankey, the three benefices which Mr. Cole (fn. n14) has in farm, 30 miles beyond Exeter. Branton is 7 miles beyond that, and the farmer of the benefices lies 30 miles further in the edge of Cornwall, which he thought too far, having such a rude house to prepare for the doctor's coming, and other business to do. Wrote to him for a sight of his lease, and will send a copy. At Branton spoke with John Wyett, a rich and honest man who has the parsonage house and land in farm by chapter seal for 29s. a year. Mr. Coffen was not at home, but he and Walker are agreed about the benefice. Walker is in Lord Montygeu's house at Dowgate. Gives further particulars about lands and a mill at Branton, for which he was offered 5l. for a fine, but he said he had no commandment to let it. The house at Exeter is in bad repair and the garden a wilderness. Has spent 30s. in trimming it. Can get no mattresses made. The house will not be ready for three weeks or a month. They die sore of the sickness here. They are half afraid of a privy insurrection of Cornishmen. Exeter.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.: Dr. Haynes.
183. A Fragment.
R. O. ....... the fyrst booke that [I] dyd make to Mr.......'s commandement [and] the confession of .....
Deliv[ery]d to Mr. Wryseley the bill synyd by my lord [of Northum]berland.
....ery and the copy of the pardon in Lyncolnshire [to Mr. Richa]rd Crumwell which ca[me] to me for the [same in] my lordes name."
In Richard Pollard's hand. Mutilated.
184. A Political Rhyme.
R. O. "vj. is com, v. is goon, wyth thris ten, be ware al men,
vij wyth vij shall mete wyth viijth and viijth many
a thousande shall wepe ad parabulam hanc.
If I shulde seye what it is I shuld have no thanke.
For he that ne rekketh where that he steppeth,
He may lyghtly wade to depe."
P. 1.
185. Augmentation.
R. O. Valor of the abbey of Tupholme. Clear value 99l. 7s. 7d. Signed: Rychard Ryche.
"The clear value of Knathe late the Lord Darcy per annum 29l. 6s."
Latin, pp. 2.
186. Darcy Papers.
The following letters, which were of course seized at the time of Darcy's arrest, are of various dates, some of them as early as the reign of Henry VII. An attempt has been made to put them in chronological order; how far successfully the reader must judge for himself.
A.D. 1500. 1. Sir John Baxster, Priest, to Sir Thomas Darcy, Captain of Berwick.
R. O.. Has received his letters commanding the writer to certify him of "o..............t afore to Christopher Clapam, Thomas Gryce, and me." According to Darcy's command went to my lord of Carlisle (fn. n15) with the King's letter; and h[e was we]ll content therewith, as his saying wa[s]; howbeit afterward he railed and said the King made him dogb .. for every man without profit, with other hot wo[rds] anense you, whereby we know he loves you not. That done we went to Schyryff Howton, and there we kept a court," where Darcy's "patyn" (patent) was read, and every man was glad; for they said they had heard much good spoken of him. Master Evyrs "took the few (view) of the deer, and I trow he fewed them to ten score deer, and also he wrote all manner of thing within the castle, and be ye assured it is but of little valour." Then kept a court at Kirkbemorsyd in the name of Darcy and nay lady, "and there appeared afore us the fairest company of men that ever I saw at one court in my life, and there Master Evyrs was admitted your steward." "Then we communed with them for garsummys, and so to make a short conclusion ye shall have contenente what by gersummys and by fines upon a 50l. with every man's good heart forth of that lordship. And as for Bywell, we were not there for because Thomas Gryce could not be at leisure; for, Sir, I would not a given a pin for all our deeds if he had been away;" so they wrote to the baron of Hylton for the Whitsunday farm of Bywell, and the baron delivered 60l. to Darcy's servant, Hugh Cowdayll. Today Gryce and Cowdayll go to Grymmysbe, where they will have Pasche farm. Have also been at Sylkston, where by fines and other ways we got 20 marks. There is a little town belonging to Schyryff Howton called Cropton, of which Robert Otter desires to be bailiff; Gryce and the writer recommend him. Is commanded by Darcy to go to Berwick and take charge of his house. Darcy's sons have been sore sick "for want of keeping." After the decease of Mistress Clapham they were had to Robert Guintans (?), and are now well amended. Darcy's sister is with Master Scargyll, and well "cherished." Master William Vavesour is deceased, (fn. n16) and it is said that they all agreed that Master Herre (fn. n17) shall have the whole land. Master Sheriff and Master Gryffyn have given award in Maudysley's matter. Master Metham has since put him from the land, and is about to take certain land from men of Polyngton within Darcy's rule at Snaythe, "which land was taken by copy of his ancestors; but as yet I shall keep him from it." At Darcy's coming he must remember to put some men of substance at Tempyll Hyrst, "for what by Sir John Everhynham of t'one side and Master Metham of the other side, they will cache herein, for I understand Horylsthorp will none of it. I have put the rule to Cwyvyll (?) to your coming. Also, Sir, John Mansell hath been twice at Berwick since ye departed, and therefore I trow he hath set himself upon a nevyn bord[er, accor]ding to your commandment." Tempyll Hyrst, 28th [March], Signed.
Pp. 2, mutilated. Add.
A.D. 1505–9. 2. [Darcy to Henry VII.]
R. O. Has remained here at his poor house as the King commanded since he parted with his Grace. Has good espials as to the demeanour of the King's subjects and tenants at Knaresborough, and how they took their enlarging out of prison. Thinks them to be true subjects who consider their liberation due only to the King and trust he will bear with them against the abbot of Fountains for having taken in the common that he claims as his. Does not find that they owe any grudge to my lord archbishop. Heard from the deputy and [council] of Berwick this week that the prior of Durham has preferred an English M.A. to the abp. of St. Andrew's in Scotland to be vicar of Berwick; and he would have gone with the "bowcer" through Berwick to the said abp. for institution, but the Council stopped them.
Has inquired and finds that for these 40 winters wherein the town has been in the hands of his Grace and his progenitors was never man so presented to the said abp. The said "bowcer" told the deputy and council that they came in sentence of cursing for stopping them. Desires instructions lest the benefice lapse. The town and marches are in good condition, having neighbours of so high and crafty minds "as the Scots be still" (the last word cancelled). Darcy's officers have disputes with them about their grazing cattle within the bounds, and they wish the diets always held in Scotland instead of in England and Scotland alternately.
As the King gave him leave to attend in his Court on his procuring a deputy at Berwick, has now there "right a tall knight both of his acts and personage," who, he trusts, will satisfy the King. Desires licence accordingly to come to Court at Michaelmas. On his coming from the King of late, found the abp. much set against him from a belief that he had laboured to obtain the abp.'s offices for himself, which he never thought. Sent his lordship accordingly a letter of which he encloses a copy. The abp. takes clearly to maintenance, and wishes Darcy to give up possession of lands which he has peaceably occupied to his servant Will. Malivera, who with lord Conyers and himself is at travers for the same. Desires that the King will command him not to meddle, but let the law take its course. [Two further paragraphs as to this dispute are crossed out, in which he incidentally speaks of having served the King for 20 winters and desires exemption from the abp.'s jurisdiction for himself and his officers.]
Begs that no credence be given to the abp.'s complaints till he may come to his answer.
Corrected draft in Darcy's hand, pp. 4. Gall stained and slightly mutilated. An exact official transcript in a modern hand is preserved along with it.
A.D. 1509. 3. Draft Bond by Lord Darcy.
R. O. To pay 40l. to John Clapame, late marshal of Berwick, to deliver to Darcy his patents, &c. of the office of marshal granted by Henry VII. 3 Sept. 1 [Hen. VIII.]
In Darcy's hand. Mutilated, p. 1.
A.D. 1512. 4. Draft of a Writ.
R. O. To a warden [lord Dacre] to serve a capias outligatum (sic) against Nicholas Rydley for 100l. recovered at law by Lord Darcy in Trinity Term 4 Henry VIII.
Delivered 20s. upon accounts to Halile.
"Mr. Lyster and Mr. Strey, this draft above" was Mr. Attorney's mind I should draw for his remembrance. For six years has had a capias "owligatum" against Rydley, but never could get the King's writs served. Thinks it a delay of the 1. Dacre and would give Mr. Attorney, Mr. Solicitor, and Mr. Heron, 40l. to take this in payment of the "first 100l." at Christmas next.
ii. Memoranda:—Where and when my lord shall seal his obligation. At Stepney or London one day next week for Mr. Melton's matter. Mr. Coony. To bring my lord [word] of Mr. Slingsby whether my 1. Cardinal tarry at home on Sunday or not.
iii. Memoranda:—To Mr. Attorney, Solicitor, and Heron for my sureties. To Mr. Chancellor for Roundhey Grange. To Mr. Auditor for Ackworth lordship. To have Mr. Auditor's bill for sale and delivery of stone in Pheppyn Park. Privy Seal for Ridley.
i. and iii. With the endorsement are in Darcy's hand. Pp. 2. Endd.: Copy of the King's letter to my Lord Dacre, for serving a capias outligatum.
A.D. 1513. 5. A Tailor's Bill of Lord Darcy.
R. O. For making a gown of black satin lined with black velvet, 4s.; for a doublet of russet damask, 3s. To the broiderer for quilting the same doublet, 6s. 8d., &c.: Total, "xlxjs. iiijd. (should be 51s. 4d.) "Payd bey mey lorde at hes depeyng (departing) fourth of London ljs. iiijd., and than all thynges chlere. Be me Frances Howllson."
P. 1. Endd.: My tallor bill, ao vo.
6. Thomas Lord Darcy.
R. O. Bill of debts contracted by lord Darcy in 1504 to William Botry of London, mercer, viz., for damask, velvet, buckram, "sypers," &c, and an obligation of 200l. due at Hallowtide 1504, and additional debt incurred there remained due 15 June 5 Hen. VIII. 142l. 16s. 5d.
"Memorandum, my lord about his viage Westward made a clear reckoning and than ought 200l., for the which my lord did bind him in an obligation of 200l. with condition for payment of the said 200l. at Hallowmas next, &c. The said obligation dated 27 day of July, the 19th year of K. H. the 7th. And since that time were paid 99l. 11s. at one time, and at another time in lead 100l."
Pp. 8.
A.D. 1516. 7. Lord Darcy's Steward to Lord Darcy.
R. O. In answer to a letter touching the custody of Berwick Castle, and a message delivered by his fellow Carnaby, complaining of his management. Has not received one penny of his brother Strangwis. (fn. n18) My cousin, the constable, says you wished him to have the oversight of your pastures; "so I have little to do, and in manner stand as syphus (a cipher) in agrym, except the oversight of your sheep, which I shall daily, with the help of Atkinson, look upon." Thinks his lordship's mistrust of him is due to Geo. Trowlopp, who has procured the delivery of five or six bows of Darcy's ordnance to people in the town, &c. Berwick, 2 April [circ. 1516?]
Hol., pp. 3. Add.
8. View of Accounts of Bamborough
R. O. For the year ending Mich. 8 Hen. VIII., including a payment "to my lord self in Stepney" of 20l., another of 20l. in gold to Cuthbert Conears; 5s. 8d. for two butts to pack my lord's harness; 13s. 4d. to Sir Thomas Wilson "for gederyng lames" (gathering lambs), and 4s. for two men to drive them; and 3s. 4d. to John Rey for delivering a privy seal to Nic. Rydlay.
P. 1. Endd. by Darcy: Compotus W. Langton, ao viijo R. R. H. viiiti per Bawmburgh.
9. Note of an Agreement, 6 Nov. 8 Hen. VIII.
R. O. Between Thomas lord Darcy and Robert Hoppen, gent., and John Hoppen his nephew. The Hoppens to be jointly and severally Darcy's receiver and bailey of Bamborough, Nthld., under certain conditions, one of which is "The said lord to lay out ready money, 40s. besides the help of bounds of the tenants and other good inhabitants of Bawmburthshire and lordship, to the winning of the coal field; and if it be won the said R. and John to give therefor 20l. by year." Signed by Darcy and Robt. Hoppyn.
Pp. 2, with many corrections.
A.D. 1518.
R. O.
10. "Th'accomptes of James Johnson gaiteherd at Roundhagh, sithens his first entre the ffirst day of Aprill ao viijvo unto the xvjth day of Januar than next ensuyng, ao ixno."
This account is merely of the number of "gaites" (goats), and their increase in the year. It contains an item "Delivered to the Queen of Scots at her lying at York and Pounte[fret]," nine kids. Another mentions four delivered to Will. Dyneley, steward and clerk of the kitchen when my lord came from Hirst (Templehirst) to Temple Newsom.
Pp. 3.
A.D. 1519. 11. Darcy to Lister.
R. O. "Mr. Lister, my good friend," the bearer, requires 6l. for the rest of his warrant I assigned to you for payment. Please see him content. By whom you will I will write to Gaylle to pay his duty; and next week Thos. Stranwaissh and I shall reckon for your 20l. Md. Twissilton, that Swillyngton escape me not; and for Hadylsayes. Friday at Stepnhey," yours faith[fully], T. [Darcy]."
Hol., p. 1. On the back is an acknowledgement of receipt 4 [Nov]ember 10 Hen. VIII. from the within-named Richard Lyster of 4l. in full contentation of all reckonings between Lord Darcy and Robt. Katelyn. Signed by J. Burgh. Below which occurs the following note:
Total 10l. due to me Ric. Lyster, by my Lord Darcy ao x H. 8. "Allor. ao xj H. viij."
A.D. 1520. 12. Harry Beck to Lord Darcy.
R. O. Excuses his failure in sending him 20l. Not knowing that his son Lanart (Leonard) Mourtton would come to London, sent it by a merchant of Newcastle, and when they were at sea they could not land till they came to Scarborough.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd. by Darcy. Anno xijo R. R. H. viijto. Mark of Seal.
A.D. 1521. 13. Bill indented, 16 May 13 Hen. VIII.
R. O. Of the delivery by John Hoppyn, bailly of Bawmburgh to Ric. Pykeryng, of 14 score tithe lambs, and how they were disposed of.
P. 1.
R. O. 14. "Matters had in communication at Pountfret at the court there holden upon the Trinity even, ao xiijo" (25 May 1521).
1. Between Jas. Rawson, of Besacre, and Will. Banke, in the name of Chr. Urstwike. 2. John Empson's matter touching the mills at Leeds. 3. Between Edw. And Wm. Turton, of Penyston, and John Jakson, and Isabel his wife. 4. Between Roger Jakson and Rob. Huntyngdon. 5. Between Dawson the bailly and Geo. Hedley, of Castilforth. Notes of business done in each case. Signed William Eleson: Water Bradford.
Memorandum in Darcy's hand below.
Mutilated, p. 1. Endd.: "Maters (?) examined by my lord's counsall at Ponffret upon Trinite even anno xiijo H. Octavi."
15. Darcy to——
R. O. Has found by the bearer, Allan Geffreyson his servant, a quittance for the 14l. "that is in your brother George's hands." Desires him to deliver the other bills for the 60l. had of John Kyng, and to warn the bailly of Bamborough and Harry Bek, "for I have great business with money."
ii. Subjoined is a draft receipt from Sir Ric. Yorke to Geo. Swynburne for 60l. received through John Kyng as attorney to Thos. Mirfen, alderman of London, from the lands of Fras. Hastyng in Northumbd. Dated 3 June, 13 Hen. VIII.
Corrected draft in Darcy's hand, p. 1.
16. Chr. Urswick to Lord Darcy.
R. O. The King has issued a commission to Darcy and others for the trial of his right to lands in Baddisworthe during the nonage of Edward son of John Halley, of which he has wrongfully been deprived by Jas. Rawson and Chr. Bradforde. Asks him to take pains in the matter. Desires credence for his kinsman and deputy Wm. Banke. Hakeney, 30 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: Mr. Urswicke's letter to my L. in June, ao xiijo, and the copy of my Lord's letter to Edward Goldsburgh for hunting.
ii. Darcy to Edward Goldsburgh.
Asks by what authority he hunts in the parks of the honour of Pontefract and Knaresburgh. Is principal master of the King's game on this side Trent, as well in the Duchy, for Yorkshire, as otherwise. Tempilnewsum, 6 Aug.
Draft, in Darcy's hand, on the back of the preceding letter.
17. Lord Darcy's Remembrances.
R. O. To write to Mr. Lister for my lord of Durham all the whole circumstance of that matter; to Arthur to labour therein with Mr. Lister; to Mr. Mirfen for Sir Ric. Yorke; for a marriage for my daughter; kind letters to Sir J. Hussey, Sir Weston Browne, with Wentworth. Mem. of things to be bought, silks, spermaceti, Spanish onions, nutmegs, &c. On the other side are entries of expenditure in June, ao xiij.
Hol., pp. 2.
18. Lord Darcy to Henry VIII.
R. O. Fragment of a draft. Hol.
19. Lord Darcy.
R. O. "The first year's accounts of Thos. Strangways for Devonshire."
Among the items are:—For my lord's russet gown and coat, 28s. For my lord of Durham, 50l. For Lewys Herpysfeld, 69l. 8s. 8d. For Avere Rausyn's matter, 20l. For the water of Berwick, 20l. For my lady, 8l. For Sir Robt. Constable, 6l. 13s. 4d.
20. Sir Robt. Nevyl to Lord Darcy.
R. O. In accordance with their communication at Tempelhyrst, sends to him a priest of his own, whom he purposes to send to Kellyngton if Darcy approves, as the vicar and other men of the parish have put in a priest, as the bearer Claton can show. Asks him to send a servant or some writing by the said priest. Certify them of his mind. Leverseges (?), St. Peter's even.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
21. Richard Bower to Lord Darcy.
R. O. "My lord dean hath not fully penned your college," but nothing will be altered in substance from your pleasure. I am to have it by St. James' day. Desires to know when the chapter shall be. "Concerning your master in the hospital, there shall be nothing attempted but at your pleasure." The schoolmaster at Southwell is a substantial grammarian. Would like to wait upon Darcy in his Lordship's journey to the West Borders. Supposes he and the other commissioners will want a clerk to report matters. Darev might favour him with my lord Armycane (fn. n19) against Mr. Dalbie. (fn. n20) "The sickness is somewhat quirk in York, and likely to be more. Poverty is such that one in manner may not forbear another, and provision there is none made." York, Wednesday, 17 July [either 1510 or 1521, most probably the latter].
Hol., p. 1. Sealed. Add.
22. [Lord Darcy to the Warden of the Observants at Newcastle?]
R. O. Has received his letter dated 31 Dec. Is bound by oath to cause 200 masses to be said for every one of his brethren of the Garter. Divers orders of friars have offered to do them, but will give the preference to them of Newcastle or Newark. Will pay them five marks when certified that 400 masses have been said for the souls of the Duke of Buckingham and Sir Edward Poynings. They must be said before 14 Feb. next. Speaks of Wm. Hotham and Harry Eur.
Draft, in Darcy's hand, pp. 2. Endd.. Copy of my Lord's letter to the Observants.
23. [Darcy] to the Sheriffs of York.
R. O. Concerning Will. Whalley, whom they have in ward for having false money. Has attached a monk of Cristall for coining, and keeps him in Pontefract castle. He has confessed and informed of his fellows. Desires credence for Walter Bradford and John Halile.
Draft in Darcy's hand, p. 1. Endd.: The copy of my Lord is letter to the sheriffs of York, ao xiijo [1521–2].
ii. Below the draft is written in another hand:—
"Memorandum that Dr. Ferreur and Mr. Bowyer be here with my lord upon Monday next after Trinity Sunday for the perfecting of the books belonging to my lord's hospital," &c.
A.D. 1523. 24. Darcy and Mirfyn.
R. O. Bond of Lord Darcy to Edw. Mirfyn, son and heir of Thos. Mirfyn, alderman of London, deceased, and Andrew Jud, his executor, for 40l. 15 March 15 Hen. VIII. Signed.
Vellum. On the dorse: Memoranda of payments to the above, 10 Feb., 16 Hen. VIII., and 20 Nov. 1528.
25. "A Brief Memorandum of the Credences to my Cousin, Sir J. Hussey, k."
R. O. 1. For a marriage to my lord Monteagle. 2. That Starkey on probation of the will be excluded from being executor. 3. If Bank find sureties and marry my Lord by our advices I would he had both our authorities to act till my young lord come of age, &c. [1523.]
Rough draft, in Darcy's hand, p. 1.
26. Ric. Bank to Lord Darcy.
R. O. Touching accounts which Mr. Burgon, the King's auditor, was too busy to examine at Clitheroe. Wishes a copy of the books and bills of expenses of Mr. Hussy, which he had sent to Darcy. Death of Wm. Sclater, "whom Mr. Tunstall's servants did so sore beat." Hornby, 25 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
27. Cuthbert Conyers to Lord Darcy.
R. O. Touching a stud of mares that Darcy proposed to set up. Desires certain warrants. Lord Couyers thinks the prisoner should be examined further whether he knew of many unhappy matters done in Richmondshire. Trusts we shall have good rule now in the Bpric. because Sir Will. Bulmer and the Chancellor (fn. n21) and all their parttakers are well agreed. No news but of the most abominable stealing, and taking of prisoners, that ever was heard of in peace time.
Hol., p. 1. Add. With memoranda on the back of warrants for venison from forests and parks named.
28. Saddles.
R. O. A bill for saddles, buckles, &c, supplied to lord Darcy, and discharged by Sir Ric. Yorke, kt., and Chr. Carnahy, yeoman of lord Darcy's horse.
P 1
29. William Lord Conyers to Lord Darcy.
R. O. Wishes him to send a trusty servant with the bearer, his own servant Wm. Boone, to the manor of Suthrop to see how his uncle Ranold Conyers occupies it. He says he has had no profit therefrom since Darcy took the distress there until Darcy and Conyers were agreed at York, and thinks he should not be called upon for the rents. A farm of his near Ganysburgh called Donstoll, of 40s. a year, has been witheld for the same time. "My cousin Borow took it by lease for term of years, and thus God knoweth how I have be dealt with therein." As Darcy and he are now agreed, asks him to help him to recover his own as it is so far from him. Horneby, 17 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd. by Darcy: My L. Conyers' letter to be in mem. at Knath [1509–23].
30. William [Lord] Conyers to Lord Darcy.
R. O. Has by his cousin Thomas Tempest received a bill of articles from Darcy reciting the agreement between them made before the lord of St. Mary and others at York. Will do anything in reason if Darcy's counsel will meet his at next assises at York. Where Darcy writes of certain lands in Ireland, Balengare Ashe and others; will move his cousin Strangways to put the matter in Darcy's hands. Credence for Thomas Tempest. Horneby, 9 Jan.
P.S. in his own hand: If anything is omitted in this let our counsell settle it at York. "And also owice me os your luffyng cosyn and frend when I itt like yo to call off me. And so I hertly trust in your cosynaiges os Jh'u (Jesu) knowith woy send yow long liffe with hertis comforth. Yours with hertt." Signed. [1509–24].
Pp. 2. Add.
A.D. 1524. 31. Sir George Darcy to [Lord Darcy].
R. O. Advises him not to take Hardelsay at a fee farm but to buy it and sell Elyngton, to make the first payment. Hardelsay itself will pay every payment after. Refers to bearer. "Hes dowghter ys cok sewr your lordschypes." Suggests that he should make my lord Steward privy that Mr. Holmes or some other of his counsel might be present at the visitation, if Darcy gets the commission. If anything but good happens to the writer, the child will lose his right. Asks him, if the commission has come, to send a letter to my lord dean that the vicar might have his copy from May (?).
Hol., p. 1. Headed: To my Lord.
32. Lord Darcy to Sir John Hussey of the King's Council.
R. O. Acknowledges letters from Hussey. Would meet him before his going up at Doncaster. The commission of lonnes (loans?). As to wars and affairs on the Borders, would open his mind in articles for the lord Privy Seal and Hussey to consider and show to the Council. This will be specially useful "if wars endure with France." "Touching my lord Montegell and another marriage greater your advice I would have at our meeting." I trust that "of this journey to the last day of June" the King and the realm may have profit so that our part of the charges may be thought well bestowed; "for the like I never heard of" * * * *
Mutilated. In Darcy's hand, p. 1. Add.
A.D. 1525. 33. Sir John Huse to Lord Darcy.
R. O. Is glad to hear of his good health and his lady's. Intended to have visited him this grass time, but the duke of Richmond and Somerset is coming northward and will be at Gatham on Monday, where Huse must meet him, though he can hardly ride. The bearer will declare what money Huse has received this year, and ask how Ric. Banks' arrears may be recovered towards the payments for the King, and the ordering of the parsonage of Mellyng, and my lord's other lands. Sleford. Aug. [1525].
Hol., p. 1. Add.
34. Hadilsays.
R. O. Account of the receipts and issues of the lordship of Hadilsays. These are payments to two chantry priests, to York and Pomfrett castles, "my fee," Mr. Gryce's fee, &c.
Note at the end.—"Thos. Sotehylle squier and Margere his wife, cousin and heir to William Fitzwilliam, squier of Sprodburgh, in the same county."
Small paper, pp. 2. In Darcy's hand.
[About 1525. See Vol. IV. 1166.]
35. Thos. Sotehyll to Lord Darcy.
R. O. His spiritual counsel give him good comfort. Sayvell recorded his appearance and put in a bill of answer to Sotehyll's supplication. Must get a copy of it, and has other fees to pay. Asks Darcy to send him 5 marks, which he can take from the rents of Adellseys at Martinmas.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: On the back are memoranda by Darcy of moneys lent to Sotehyll.
[Date perhaps about 1525. Sec Grant to Henry Sayvyll in Vol. IV. No. 1230 (23), where, it should be noted, there is an error in the abstract. Margaret should not have been called "widow" but "late wife" of Thomas Sotehill. The mistake originated in the ambiguity of the contracted Latin, "Margaretæ nuper ux'is Thome Sotehill defunct'," where the last word seemed to stand for "defuncti," not "defunctæ." See preceding document.]
A.D. 1527. 36. Money.
R. O. Money come to my hands, received by my servant Alex. Hoghton from Trent north, from Michaelmas and Martinmas 18 Hen. VIII. to the like terms in 19 Hen. VIII., i.e., "for three half years since my coming up."
Twenty-eight sums of money received from some dozen persons named. Total: 627l. 9s. 8 1/2d.
Pp. 2. Heading in Darcy's hand.
A.D. 1529?. 37. [Darcy] to——.
R. O. "I have seen your letter and bill indented sent with this bearer, wherein appears delays and persuasions, contrary to your promise at your departure," which was to send all the things in the hill that you had, whereof I have a copy in your hand. Item, I perceive Mr. Ratelif says he is not privy to the bill of articles. He is, and you too; and if you had declared all, he and all my lord's (fn. n22) servants should have been content. I am glad you opened this matter, that you and they may know I gain nothing and leave all the profits and lands, &c, to my son your master, taking, besides the bequest of my lord and brother, only a bare 100l.; which I trust is as reasonable as Mr. Ratelif's 40l. and costs "which ye, my cousin Hussey, he and I were agreed unto, and if my cousin Hussey meld (meddled) not with the ward he to have as much as I." Item, this your letter stands evil with the last you sent me.
Hol., p. 1.
A.D. 1529. 38. Draft Petition to the King.
R. O. Draft petition to the King from A., B., C., D., &c, who are encouraged to make this representation both by the King's words and also by "your Chancellor (fn. n23) and Speaker of your High Court of Parliament." Represent that all parts of the realm, except the County Palatine, have been accustomed, time out of mind, to repair to the King's presence and to the Courts of Record at Westminster for remedies against offences; but the petitioners are under the jurisdiction of Commissioners who, upon the slightest pretence, may call us before them, "they being, for the most part, spiritual men and, we trust, good men. Albeit, seeing that there is no time of two titles within this your realm as was in king Henry and king Edward's days, nor ruffings like as was then of the earl of Warwick and others, but both the titles, and all lovings to God, is in your grace"; and seeing that there is no rebellion, and that we have proved our truths in various battles against your enemies in France and Scotland, we desire to live under the King without Commissioners; for at present, if we do well, the Commissioners get all the thanks, and if either we or any of the Commissioners offend, the whole blame is laid to us. We submit that spiritual men are not mete to govern us, nor other temporal men. According to the law, spiritual men should not sit upon murders or felonies. They cannot repress seditions or rebellions, nor see to invasions of Scotland, or the defences of the kingdom, "and, as great clerks do report, there is no manner of state within this your realm that hath more need of reformation, ne to be put under good governments, than the spiritual men." Refer it to the Lords of the Council whether, if so, they are mete to govern under such commission as they now have over the North parts. "For surely they and others spiritual men be sore moved against all temporal men." Fear that their commission was occasioned by surmises made to the King of our disloyalty. Hope that if any such insinuations be made hereafter, each of us may be called to answer before your Grace, and that sinister reports may not be believed till matter of record be tried against us. Express at the same time perfect willingness to obey any person put in authority by the King. [1529.]
Pp. 5, broad sheets. With corrections in Darcy's hand. Endorsed in Darcy's hand: "Memorandum how that the like commission that my Lady the King's grandam had, was tried and approved greatly to the King's disadvantage in stopping of many the lawful processes and course of his laws in Westminster Hall, and also his subjects thereby sustained great losses, hindrances, charges, and vexations thereby, and no gains commonly by any such commissioners, but the clerks which for their proper lucres doth upon every light surmise make out processes, &c."
ii. Rough draft of the preceding, entirely in Darcy's hand. Pp. 2.
A.D. 1528-
39. [Edith Lady Darcy] to her son the Earl of Westmoreland.
R. O. Thanks him for his inquiries, as she had been reported as very sore sick. Is glad of his recovery from small-pox. "And good son, honor and serve his Grace the better whilst ye live therefor." For herself, could not be better, "nor I lust never better life so long as the King's grace is joyous, yourself loving and natural to me and merry, and my lord my husband in good quart as he is." Commendations to her daughter my lady his wife. Tempilhirst, 26 March [year uncertain].
Draft in Lord Darcy's hand. Endd.: "Copy of my Lady's letter to my lord of Westmoreland." [SYM] On the back is the commencement of a draft letter touching a message of which Richard Pickering is the bearer.

A.D. 1530.
40. Covenant.
Covenant between the earl of Shrewsbury and lord Darcy, and Sir George Darcy for a marriage between Thomas Darcy and lady Anne .......... or, if the said Thomas die, between William, Sir George's second son, and the same lady. Estate to be made to Edward earl of Derby, the right hon. Robert [earl of Sussex (?), Francis lord] Talbot, Henry lord Fitzwalter, son and heir apparent [to the said earl of Sussex, (fn. n24) Francis] Hastynges, son and heir apparent to the right hon[orable George earl of Huntingdon] Hussey, esq., son and heir apparent of .................... [Sir] Rob. Nevyll, knt.,—— (fn. n25) Danby, ............... and Ralphe Leehe, esq., of and in the manors of Temple Newsom, Rothwell Manor, Rothwell Haye, and Beckenb[ay], otherwise [called] Beckenhay, Yorksh., their heirs and assigns, to uses expressed in indentures; also of and in the lands of the inheritance of the lady Donsabell Darcy, mother to the said Sir George, including the lands which descended to her as heir to Sir Richard Tempest, knt., except the manor of Lever, Lane., exchanged for Gatforthe, Yorksh. by the said Sir George with Sir Arthur Darcy, &c. Estate also to be made of the lands of John Melton, with reservations of certain manors to the heirs of Dorothy, d. and h. to the said John Melton, now wife of said Sir George. For which marriage the earl of Shrewsbury is to pay 1,000l., viz., 400 marks in ready money; 200l. on the day of St. Nicholas next at the font in St. Paul's Cathedral, London; 200l. on St. Nicholas' day, 1531; the like sum in 1532; and 200 marks in 1533.
Large paper, mutilated, pp. 15.
41. Thomas Gryce to Lord Darcy.
R. O. Dispute between Darcy and his tenants of Rothwell. (fn. n26) Advises him to "remember Master Chancellor (fn. n27) and a little thing to Master Audelay, (fn. n28) the attorney there, and that will help the matter to an end." In the book the tenants have put into the Duchy chamber, the tenants of Wm. Legh appear as freeholders and copyholders, which is untrue. Advises him to send, by Pykkeryng the bearer, a restraint to Edmunde Parke to stay Mr. Nevyll, Mr. Danby, and "my cousin" Legh from hunting till Darcy's coming. Pulling down of palings in Rothwellhay. The auditor will not be with Darcy till nigh Whitsunday. "Sir Nic[olas cannot] come up to the great visitation of the abbeys be done of the Black Order in thie[s] .......... lord Cardinal Commissioners in these parts assigned, who are master Dunnyn[gton] .................... Clyfton, commissary at York. God help the poor abbeys! By the com....................and priors, of that coat they are commanded to make true inventories of a .............. anornaments" and all other property, and show all charters, &c.; and all are to be in their monasteries when the Commissioners come, for what purpose, none can tell, so till Pontefrett abbey be visited Sir Nicolas cannot come. 2 April [1530].
Hol., p. 1, mutilated. Add.
42. Thos. Grice to [Lord Darcy].
R. O. The most part of Wm. Legh's tenants, their wives, children, and servants, dwelling in Rothwell, except Middleton, were at the pulling down of your pale, dykes, and hedges. "They trust of a great hearing above when they shall be called there, by whom I know not." It is said that my cousin Legh said, when last with your Lordship, that neither he nor his tenants should order themselves except according to your pleasure, but the bearer will tell you his demeanour and words to Appillyerd, his tenant, and others. Now, the acts of his tenants and those of Ric. Grave appear. You may be even with them or forgive them, as you please, but if it is not reformed, it will be such a precedent that the King's officers and farmers will be lightly regarded. "But that that is their common profits to claim it for their custom without either precedent by writing or record showing for the same, but only their own words, which is, and hath been always, contrary to the truth and not of very right, as far as ever I could see" Help your poor tenants who have lost their crops and their labour in dyking, hedging, and stubbing.
Wakefield, 5 May [1530].
Hol., p. 1.
43. Edmond Parkar to Lord Darcy.
R. O. It is said that twelve men of Rothwell complained of Darcy to the King, but only five went up to London, viz., Gilbert Dobson, Antan More, Robt. Lucas, Robt. Burton, and Gilbert Stokes. Since he was with Darcy, on the 7th May, his neighbours have pulled down the pale of fifty acres of the new lawnd, of one little close enclosed to Pikeryng lodge. The old lawnd in the holding of Ric. Grave, lies open for the most part, and the pale of Hager playne is in decay. Grave "doth thaveryn" (?) Darcy's land to Henry Folyfe, his own tenant, Robt. Croft of Carlton, the King's tenant, Robt. Lynlay of Rothwell, George Smith, Leonard Gilzot, and Ric. Braythwhait. All the game goeth abroad so that it cannot be saved. Goes in jeopardy of his life. If any harm happens to him will put the blame on Wm. Lee. Asks Darcy to appoint some man to keep his game after Michaelmas. Has hired two of his brothers to do it. His neighbours of Rothwell have taken all the church goods to spend against Darcy. Rothwelhay, 23 June [1530].
Hol., p. 1. Add.
44. Rothwell Haigh.
R. O. "The names of them amongst others of the offenders in Rothwelhey Park, that is first to be sent for."
26 names.
P. 1, mutilated. In Darcy's hand. Endd.: Lord Darcy.
45. Sir Geo. Darcy to his Father, Lord Darcy.
R. O. His father in law Sir John Melton had reasonable cause for not coming to the marriages of the writer's children. Is as much bound to him as to any man next to lord Darcy. Has spoken to Gylbert about his debt, which he will pay as soon as he receives money from his son's marriage. Townend is dead. Darcy's "garthinges" here and at Tempyll Newsom could not be more out of frame. Has had 100 day works here, but to little purpose. Asks him to send down some good "garthener" who can both skill of the "garthinge" and "hopgarthe." There are no rails to the park. Will trim it if he may have wood for pales and rails. The bearer, John Chawnterell, can tell him about the repairs of his house. Recommendation from Sir George's wife. Templehurst, 27 June [1530] Signed.
P. 1. Add.
R. O. 46. Receipt by Sir Arthur Darcy of 10l. from his father, to repair injuries by fire at his house at Stepney, the landlord being Mr. Hew att Fen (?). 4 Nov. 22 Hen. VIII.
Hol., p. 1. Endd.: Sir Arthur for Fen hows.
47. Sir George Darcy to his Father, Lord Darcy.
R. O. I have received 100 mks, of the 500 mks. you should give me for the marriage of my son Thomas Darcy, to the help of my daughters and sons; which, if you need, spare not, and I can make up 200 mks. if you need it. My brother Sir Arthur Darcy at my departure from London would have given me my patent of Gatfforthe (?) according to our bargain, but I, seeing his kindness, let him keep the writings. Let him see the indentures "bo .... for the goodness of your lordship of reservation of Lever, Rodhey, and Bekhey." Written on Saint Thomas Day the Apostle, [1530?]. "To my father in law and it like you to give credence."
Hol., p. 1. Add.
48. Memorandum.
R. O. Of money lent by lord Darcy to Thos. Suttell, and of the payment of the Michaelmas and Martinmas ferm [of Haddelsey]. 22 Hen. VIII.
In Darcy's hand, p. 1.
A.D. 1531.
R. O.
49. Two warrants of Thomas Sotehill for payments to be made out of the rents of Hadellseys, one of them to the prioress of Swyn. Both dated 8 Jan. 22 Hen. VIII.
A.D. 1531. 50. Thos. Sotehyll to [Lord Darcy].
R. O. Requests him to pay 20l. of the rents of his lordship of Hadilsays to Richard Bowier alias Stirley, notary, for the costs of the divorce of his daughter Elizabeth and Henry Savell. Richmond, 19 Aug. 23 Hen. VIII. See Vol. VII., No. 376.
P. 1. Hol.
A.D. 1532. 51. Account of Moneys.
R. O. Lent to Mr. Thomas Sotehill by lord Darcy, to be repaid out of the rents of Haddilseys lordship. The advances are at various dates from 31 Jan. 22 Hen. VIII. to 6 July 24 Hen. VIII. Several of them were made at Mortlake.
Pp. 2. Several of the entries are in Darcy's hand.
52. Thos. Sotehyll to Lord Darcy.
R. O. Has left Mr. Gawen to attend to his business in his absence. Requests Darcy to advance him money if he needs it. Will either repay it or allow it in the rents of Hadilseys, as Darcy pleases. 23 Nov. 24 Hen. VIII. (fn. n29)
Hol., p. 1. Add. On the back are memoranda of money advanced to Gawen, signed by Sotehyll, 11 Dec. 24 Hen. VIII. and 28 May 25 Hen. VIII.
53. [Darcy] to William Leigh and others.
R. O. Is surprised to hear that certain of his neighbours of Rothwell, contrary to their submission to him and the decrees under the Duchy and Great Seal, intend to pull down his parks of Rothwellhow, alias Rothwellhay. (fn. n30) Desires them to inform him of the truth of this, and that they, with the justices of the peace, his cousins Sir Wm. Gascoyngne, Sir Ric. Tempest, and Sir Robt. Nevell, will take order therein. 12 Dec.
P. 1. Headed: Vera copia. Add.: William Leigh, Robert Chaloner, and Thomas Gryce, justices of the peace. Endd.: The intended business of them of Rothwell.
A.D. 1533. 54. Power of Attorney.
R. O. Granted by Sir Haveray (fn. n31) Commyng, prior of St. Oswald's, Dan James Qwaytes, prior of St. John the Evangelist of Pountfret, Sir Robt. Nevill, Will. Lee, and 33 others named, tenants of the King in Rodwell, Yorks., to Henry Hunt, Rob. Lucas, and four others, to appear for them in the Duchy Chamber at Westminster, on the 8th day of St. Hilary next, in the suits between lord Darcy and themselves. 16 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII.
A roll of three pieces of paper. Endd.
55. Peter Mirfeld to Lord Darcy.
R. O. Is informed by credible persons that Antony Moore has summoned the parishioners of Roodwell, and "taken their bands" upon it, that if he speed not now at his coming up, all shall be cast open,—that then the wives and children shall go and pull down ditch, hedge, and pale, and Moore and the rest of the parish go to rescue them if any contrary be had. Will inform Darcy's council of this. Ledes, 26 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: Ao 1532.
56. Indenture, dated—Jan., 24 Hen. VIII.
R. O. By which Philip Wray sells to Thos. lord Darcy for 30l., a messuage called the Rose, with barn, garden, &c, in Shene, otherwise called Richmond, Surrey.
Draft, p 1. On the back is an account, in lord Darcy's band, of the expense of purchasing Wray's land, and of the bargain at Masse Vilyerd of the Bere Grove nigh to Richmond, including payments to Mr. Pagyngton, Mr. Babthorp, Crisswell, and Mr. Masse.
R. O. 57. General release by Philip Wray to Thos. lord Darcy. 14 Feb., 24 Hen. VIII.
Signed and Sealed. Lat., p. 1.
R. O. 58. Memorandum in lord Darcy's hand of the purchase of Bere Grove nigh Richmond of Masse Vylyerd. 22 Feb., 24 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Imperfect. On the back is a memorandum of same date of payments to Mr. Paggyngton and his clerk.
59. Receipt given 6 June, 25 Hen. VIII.
R. O. By Thos. Sotehill to Thos. lord Darcy for 8l. 6s. 8d. in full payment of 20 marks (100s. having been paid already) for the half year's farm of the lordship of Haddilsey. Signed.
P.S. in Sotehill's hand: Will be glad to allow his lordship 10l. at the next rent day for the gown and linen cloth he has received " and allso odyr charges that my doghteyr tok heyr."
P. 1. Endd.
60. Sir George Darcy to Thos. Crumwell.
R. O. Has received his letter dated London, 16 June, in favor of Richard Pymont. Has delivered him 10 packs of cloth, but Oswold Grice, who arrested them according to his commission, has come down with power from the Council to "pace" (appraise?) and keep them till further orders. Asks Cromwell to remember his discharge for delivering them. Begs remembrance and assures him that he shall have 40l. according to a former promise. Tempyll Hirst, 28 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To, &c, Maister Thomas Crumwell.
R. O. 61. Bond given by Leonard and George Morton of Berwick upon Tweed to lord Darcy relating to a lease of the waters of Tweed belonging to Bamborough. Dated 11 Nov., 25 Henry VIII. Signed and sealed.
On parchment, p. 1.
R. O. 62. Darcy to Henry VIII.
Petition setting forth that he and his sureties are in danger of being outlawed for sums due to the King amounting to about 660l.; that the late King (Henry VII.) retained in his possession certain lands which of right ought to have come to Darcy's wife the lady Nevill, as part of the jointure she had of her first husband lord Nevill; that after the said King's death he made suit to his executors, the earl of Surrey, the bps. of Winchester and London, the earl of Worcester, then Lord Chamberlain, and others, at the bishop of Bath's place near London, who declared him entitled to restitution to the amount of 6,600 marks; that he often made suit for it, as the Chief Baron of the Exchequer knows, but was at last answered by the executors that the whole treasures and substance of the late King was delivered out of their hands to the King's use, whereupon the petitioner, "being then captain of your guard," made suit to the King, who commanded Sir Thos. Lovell and others to restore the said jointure and release to the said lady and the petitioner their rights therein; but he was still unable to obtain redress.
1537. Begs the King to consider his old and faithful service to the late King and himself, as well in peace, in the offices of warden of the Marches and captain of Berwick for 30 years, "as above 48 years in both of your Graces' victorious wars sundry times in France, Scotland, and in subduing divers rebellions in sundry parts of this your realm, as into Spain and other journeys, to his great costs and charges;" and also "by leaving his said offices of warden of your Marches and captain of Berwick and others [by the sinister and ungoodly policies and means of the late Cardinal, that would have compelled and bound him to be resiaunt there, and to other inconvenients contrary to both your Graces' letters patents granted to your said beseecher; and by reason of his debilities of rupture, &c. that he got in your late wars, that he is not now able to occupy and discharge such rowmthes, and also by the lostes (losses) that he hath and doth sustain] (fn. n32) by the departure of the said lady his wife, his yearly living is minished above 3,000 marks sterling by year. And recompense for leaving of the said offices, as the late Cardinal (whose soul God pardon) faithfully did promise your said beseecher in your Council, he had never none." Desires, in consideration of the premises, his age, debility, and poverty that his debts may be pardoned and his sureties discharged.
Draft, with corrections in Darcy's own hand. Large paper, pp. 5. Endd.. "The draught of [my lord Darcy]'s supplication to the King's grace in Michaelmas Term, ao xxv H. viij."
A.D. 1534. 63. Darcy to Henry VIII.
R. O. I have, by my son Sir Arthur Darcy, "for whom Almighty God reward your Grace," sent a petition (fn. n33) which I beg you to consider. I have lain here and nigh London since the beginning of Parliament continually to my great cost; for, as Mr. Butts and Mr. Bartlott and many other physicians and surgeons know, I could not, with my infirmities and diseases, go home and return every time of Parliament. In consideration of my age, services, and diseases, "whereof my rupture came in your service," I beg I may have your pardon under your great seal "and of the Order of the Garter" to be absent from your high courts of Parliament, St. George's feasts, commissions, &c., as my said son will show. Both in my said petition and pardons to take my ease in my poor cabins, I trust to have your favour, and if your Grace have business in person I trust yet in my litter to do you service. Credence for his son Sir Arthur Darcy. Mortlake——day of September 1534.
Pp. 2. Headed: Copy. Add.: "To my son Sir Arthur Darcy, kt., to see and correct in hast." (fn. n34)
A.D. 1535. 64. Opinion of Master Mountegew and Master Knyghtley, Sergeants, and Mr. Connyngsby and Mr. Pakyngton.
R. O. That "my lord" may take again a state from his feoffees who are seised to the use of his almshouse, and make a state over to other in fee to what use he likes. Trinity term, 27 Hen. VIII. Concluded in Mr. Knyghtley's chamber in Sergeant's Inn, Fleet Street, 15 June, in the presence of Sir John Meltham, Sir Arthur Darcy, and of me, Thos. Palmer.
P. 1. Endd.
65. Payments and Receipts.
R. O. (1.) Fees due to Thos. Lord Darcy for half a year as steward and constable of the castles of Pontefract and Knaresborough 22l. His half year's annuity, 50l. With memorandum of the payment by John Conyngesby, receiver general of the duchy of Lancaster, 20 May, 25 Hen. VIII. Signed: per me Joh'em Burgoyn. (fn. n35)
Lat., p. 1. Endd. by Darcy.
ii. Similar account paid to John Chaunterell and Ralph Hodfern, lord Darcy's servants, 22 Oct., 27 Hen. VIII. Signed: Per me Thomam Burgoyn, (fn. n36) audit'.
Lat., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
R. O. (2.) Receipt by John Plumsted, deputy of John Conyngesby, receiver general of the duchy of Lane., of 7l. 13s. 6d., the farm of Roundehay and Rothewelhay, from lord Darcy. 20 May, 25 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Similar receipt, dated 22 Oct., 27 Hen. VIII. Signed.
R. O. (3.) Receipt by Sir Robt. Huse from John Chantrell, servant to lord Darcy, of 15l. for 20 qrs. wheat, and 40 1/2 qrs. malt. 21 Oct. 27 Hen. VIII. Signed and Sealed.
R. O. (4.) Receipt by John Chaunterell mid Rauff Hogeson, servants to Sir Thos. Darcy, lord Darcy of 72l., from John Plumsted, for lord Darcy's fees and annuity within the honour of Pountefret and lordship of Knaresburgh, viz.: 7l. 13s. 6d. detained in Darcy's hand for the fee farm of Rothewelhey and Roundhey; 33s. 4d. given to John Burgoyn, auditor of the Duchy; 13s. 4d. to John Conyngesby, receiver of the Duchy; 13s. 4d. reward to John Plumsted, and 60l. 6s. 6d. in money, 22 Oct., 27 Hen. VIII. Signed by Plumsted.
R. O. (5.) Receipts of Thos. Sotehyll of Sotilhall, Yorks, from lord Darcy, viz.:—
1.—21 Dec, 21 Hen. VIII. For 7l. lent him at the White Friars, Fleet St.
2, 3, 4.—For rents of Haddilsey, 8 Oct., 22 Hen. VIII., 12 Dec, 23 Hen. VIII., and 1 Dec, 24 Hen. VIII.
5.—14 Nov., 27 Hen. VIII. For 12l. 6s. 8d. in full payment of 50 marks due to him "with 20s. which I the same Thomas Sotehill did will and grant the same lord to pay at Midsummer last unto my daughter Bes at Rychmount."
Signed and Endd.
A.D. 1536. 66. Rental of Rondhey, 25 March, 27 Hen. VIII.
R. O. The new park and other lands of Lawrence Bayns, John West, Robt. Jackson, Wylson's widow.
"The tithes let to Bayns to pay the parson 20s. as I do pay yearly."
Total, 80l. 13s. 6d., besides casualties, coals, wood sales, and iron stone sales.
In Lord Darcy's hand, p.1. Endd. by Darcy.
67. Thomas Gryce to Lord Darcy.
R. O. Divers persons have been with me at Knayth desiring to have the two great closes before your manor of Knayth, and the close beside them that the old pounds are in, together with four oxgang land and 13 acres meadow in the South marsh and the common thereto belonging for 20 years at 20 marks gressome. Others would take them at the same money for 40 years, and have the warren of conies included. Have appointed them to be with you on Tuesday next. Other offers for the ferry boat, "wherefor is offered to fine and gressome but 4l." By the view of deer, there are not more than 38 in the park, 11 of them having been received twice in the same view. Has dismissed Sutton and his wife and delivered the keys of the manor to the parson and bailey before John King and Rob. Hall. Has also discharged John Hogeson, who has promised to bring the farm of Torksay soon after Low Sunday, Robt. Fysher and others will be with your Lordship next Tuesday, and when you have driven them to the uttermost I will speak with a countryman of mine called Rauff Beamound, and let you know how much more he will give before Tuesday in Easter week next. Therefore, if you will appoint Thursday in Easter week for your final answer to Fisher and the others, you will then be sure of your best offer. Two men have offered for the office of Torksay, paying yearly 18l., less 20s. for their fee. Robt. Fysher will further inform you, and John King will give an account of your woods there and at Horneby and Stirton, &c. Doncaster, 7 April.
I have sent your Lordship's box again with the bearer, and all your writings and obligations, and the indenture that Clark had.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
68. "My Checker Roll rene ...... fitted at Michaelmas ao. r. r. H[vi]ij., xxviij."
R. O. T. Strangwaisshe, steward, cum ser., 2; Quintance and Sir John, chaplains, 2; G. Scott, cum ser., and G. Askew, 3. Gentlemen. G. Nevyll, G. Yorke, S. Pawmes, 2, Wm. Ogilthorp, D. Nevyll, T. Scott, Womwell, 2, Claxton, J. Eure, Thos. Lowthe, elk., R. Medilton, cum ser., 2: total, 21. Yeomen (named), 13. Two cooks, two pages, baker, &c, 16. Total, 52.
Pp. 2. Long slip in Darcy's own hand, with various marks opposite their names.
69. Bill.
R. O. Descriptive of two packs of white cloth sent from Wakefield by Gilbert Brown to Lord Darcy, ao 28 Hen. VIII.
Total value, 14l. 10s. There are 186 yards of narrow and 42 yards of broad cloth.
Subscribed in Darcy's hand: This is received and shall be paid for at the coming of Mr. Gryce "afore I depart hence .... "
A.D. 1537. 70. Provisions [for Pomfret Castle?].
R. O. "A memorandum for the bayle (bailiff) as followes the xiijth day of Januarr at Hull 1537." To know what [provisions] "of evere sorttes (sic)" is come in, and the prices per ton or barrel, &c. of Gascon wine, Malmseys, white and red herring, &c. A list of the different articles is given, and the prices are written opposite each in another hand, no doubt the bailiff's.
P. 1. In Darcy's hand, except the prices. Endd.
Uncertain Dates.
71. Darcy to——
R. O. It appears by letters patents that I have of my cousins, your grandfather and father, there is above 44l. due to me in yearly fees, &c, for which I might have taken distresses ere now, but trust you will see me paid without delay. Give credence to my son Sir George, my steward, and to the bearer. Temple Hurst, 23 Oct.
Draft corrected by Darcy, p. 1. Begins: Cousin, in my right hearty manner.
72. Memoranda by Lord Darcy.
R. O. Desiring certain articles be inserted in "the commission," viz., how many of all Rothwell parish are indeed the King's tenants; who are the chief freeholders, as the priors of St. Oswald's and Pontfret, Sir Robt. Nevill and Wm. Legh, and what evidence Darcy has that the whole park is his own, &c.
Pp. 2, the whole of the first page being in Darcy's hand.
73. Thomas Gray to Lord Darcy.
R. O. Has sent by his servant Scymownd Bellengoure, the bearer, "your Martenmesse fare by past," all but 40s., which was paid to John Hall and John Scelle. Has kept his tenants of Bamborough as long as he could, but they have now given it up, as they are of no substance to occupy it longer, unless Darcy will allow them the 3l., in which case Gray will remit to them 20s. of his fee. The King has granted Ralph Eldarton a fee of 20 marks and admitted him as his servant. Begs his Lordship to purchase for him a gelding of the prior of St. Oswald's for 5 marks or 5l., and he will repay him at Whitsunday. The bearer will tell him particulars of the horse. "Wretten at the.....ntested" (?), 20 Feb.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
74. Laurence Holyngworth to Lord Darcy.
R. O. Gives an account of his proceedings in relation to Darcy's farms at Torkysay, where Mr. Rauf Medylton has left in great debt. Has made Thomas Throp bailiff. Reports touching the swans and hernsews. Rode to Newark to speak with Mr. Barton. He was in Lancashire, but the father of the house promised he should go to London and conclude with his Lordship and Sir Arthur Darcy, &c. Knayth, 26 June.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
75. Wm. Maunsell to Lord Darcy.
R. O.
Forwards by bearer such letters as he had to Mr. Darcye. (fn. n37) Has received Darcy's letters touching Galtres. Has sent out the summonses for Darcy's warden court, 13 June next, not doubting, either by commissioners or Darcy's own presence, the day shall hold; whereof no doubt the foresters and keepers have much need. At that day evidence will be given against the offenders. Hontington, 2 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
76. Averey Rawson to Darcy.
R. O. Touching "protections" to be given by Darcy to two merchants and to the writer. Mentions payment to Pexsale of the Chancery for Darcy's warrant of my lord of Westmoreland, and begs favour for Peter Penketh of Berwick. London, 17 Feb.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd by Darcy: "My quittance of all recognizances betwixt Rawson and me for this bill was served."
77. "For Richard Turnour, Baille at Knaith."
R. O. Instructions to see the barley well malted and conveyed "hither." John Halile, the parson of Knaith, and the bailly of Torkessey are also to see to it. Fuel to be provided "for my new cabin," &c.
P. 1.
78. View of Pomfret Castle.
R. O. The downgiun (donjon) 19 loops. Betwixt the towers 8 loops. Gatehouse tower 8. 10 (fn. n38). Constable's ward 12. 6*. Queen's tower 9. 5*. King's tower 8. 4* Little turret 4. New tower 10. 17* The next tower 7. 7* The next 7. 4*. Piper's tower 5. Betwixt the piper's tower and donjon 4 loops. Total 156 loops.
P. 1. Endd. by Darcy: Loops, &c., in Pomfret Castle viewed.
R. O. 79. Scrap of paper addressed to Lord Darcy.
R. O. 80. List of ecclesiastical plate and vestments, partly in Lord Darcy's hand.
R. O. 81. Memoranda about the hall, dove-cot, and fishgarth of some manor. John Fethwilliam's farmbold, and Mr. Gryce's fee are mentioned.
P. 1. Qu. in Darcy's early hand?
R. O. 82. Note in Darcy's hand of money paid to Mr. Roo, Sir Arthur Darcy, and Mr. Suttell (the latter a loan made 16 Dec. to be repaid out of the Easter farm of Hadilsays).
P. 1.
187. Hussey Papers.
R. O. Memorandum of four obligations of Sir John Husy, late of Slefford, Line., dated 20 Aug. 1 Hen. VIII., to Sir Thos. Lovell and Sir Thos. Ingleffelde, to the King's use, for 100 mks.
P. 1. Endd.: Four obligations of Sir J. Huses.
2. The Warden of Ware to Lord Hussey.
R. O. Commendations to him and to my lady. "I have moved the matter to my lord of Waltam that he should be good to Hony Lane, and he said that if you will put 30l. to the reparations of it he will make all the rest, though it cost him 100l. to make it perfect." Where I promised you a fair bible, you shall have it. I thought some of your servants should have been with me ere now. After Easter I will deliver it to Percival your servant.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: "In Plumsteyd of Kent."
R. O. 3. Will of Sir John Huse, lord Huse, 22 Oct. 1535, 27 Hen. VIII. Mentioning his wife lady Anne Huse, his sons Sir William, Thomas, Gilbert, and Sir Giles Huse, and his brothers Sir William and Sir Robert Huse.
Large paper, pp. 10. Endd.
4. Rent Books and Receivers' and Bailiffs' Accounts.
R. O. For the manors of lord Hussey, together with accounts of private expenses, from 1529 to 28 Henry VIII. Names of manors, &c.:—Brampton, Braunston, Parva Bithame, Hamby, Castylbithame, Boston, Saperton, Woomandhame, Beeston in co. Notts., Wodhed cum Brygeaston, Folkyngham park, New and Old Lafford, Morton and Repyngale, Knesall, Blankney, Whissunden, Lobthorppe, West Willoughby, Holywell and Stratton, Barton Husy, Whaplodhall in Byker, Old Slefford, Nawnby, Yngoldesby, Byker called Beoment Rents, Chylwell, Pykworthe and Aunby, Graunthame, Gunwardby, Corby, Aldynghame, lands of Thomas Wymbisshe and Richard Paynell, Welby and Naunby, Wyssenden and Morehalle.
A bound book of 258 large folio and quarto pages.
R. O. 5. Accounts of the farm stock at Old Sleaford from 22 to 28 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 90.
ii. Part of a rental of Branston and Sapperton. Signed by Richard Pollard.
P 1. Endd. The lordship of Braunston.
6. Rental of Lands of Hussey and Lord Borough.
R. O. i. "The manors, lands, and tenements of the lord Husseys in Lincolnshire." Valor of Woodhed, Brigeasterton, Pykeworth, Corby, Gunwardby, Blankeney, Braunston in Bosco, Burton Husse, Knights Hall, sometime the duke of Buckingham's, Aunby, Grauntham, Old Slefford, West Welowby, Sapton, Boston, and Whaplod Hall in Holand, Total, 265l. 7s. 8d. "Also be hath Holywell, Bytham Park, Little Bytham, and Stratton, which he had in exchange of the King for a lordship in Essex, and the true value of them I cannot know as yet." Farms that he hath by lease:—Marom and Maid[s]house, belonging to Semp[ring] ham, very good farms upon the [Heythe]; Hamby Grange; and Ling grange on the Heythe belonging to Haverholme.
"It may please your Lordship to obtain the site of the monastery of Berlings, with as much demesne lands as ye can."
ii. Manors of lord Burghe's in cos. Surr., Suss., and Kent.
Oxted, Westeliff, and Alington Cobham in jointure to lady Latimer; Northey and Southey, Shelfeobham [and?] Burdvile in jointure to young lady Burgh; Sterburgh Castle, Sherdermarshe, Cokesden, and Iltesbery in jointure to the same after lord Burgh's death; Newgare, Denehill, Chedynstone, and Tyherst entailed to young Sir Thomas Burgh. Total, 238l.
Pp. 3. Mutilated.
7. Draft Patent.
R. O. Of the bargain and sale of the manor of Brampton, Hunts, forfeited by attainder of John lord Hussey, to Ric. Williams, alias Cromwell, with profits from Lady Day last.
Memorandum at the end.—That it be well seen that the office found after lord Hussey's death be good. That if there be in Brampton any lands and tenements, which be not parcels of the said manor, the general words above written will not serve against the King. And then also an office must be found of those parcels before any gift made of them.
Large paper, pp. 2. Mutilated.
8. Memorandum.
R. O. Of [an application for] the farm of Hamby Grange which the lord Huse held, for certain years yet to come, of the monastery de Valle Dei, Line,, now suppressed. "To have the residue of the said years yet to come."
Small paper, p. 1. Endd. in the same hand: Thomas Thacker.
188. Bigod Paper.
R. O. Rental of the manor of Settrington, Yorks, giving the names of the tenants, one of whom, Thos. Donyngton, holds by patent 26 May 27 Hen. VIII. The names of the late Sir John Bulmer, my lord of Cumberland and Sir Geo. Conyers are incidentally mentioned. There is an almshouse of the lord's foundation on the south side of the parish church of Setrington. The lord is patron of Setryngton church, in which there are two chantries and a chapel of St. John the Baptist. All royalties, &c. in Skagelthorp also belong to the lord.
Roger Middelwood is bailiff by patent of 20 May 20 Hen. VIII.
Some of the tenants are bound to supply "day workes," e.g., three sickles, a. plough, and a wain, in return for 15 loaves of bread, 30 herrings, 1 lb. of cheese, and 1d.
Imperfect and corrected, pp. 8.
189. Bulmer Paper.
R. O. Anne Bulmere to Sir John Bulmere.
Your servant Blenkkynsope informed you I had moved my husband to meet with you at Derntton or Allerton. The truth is, Harry Wykcleffe, my brother, and John Hortton agreed with Blenkkynsope in London to do their best to make my husband and you friends. Harry and John broke it to my lady prioress of Marryge and me, and we thought good I should write to my cousin Sir Oswald Wylstrope to break it to my husband, but as Blenkynsope did not know whether you and Sir Oswald were agreed, my brother Richard Bowys has agreed to be the mean, I received your letters on Good Friday last to my husband and to myself, and perceive you are informed my husband will meet [you] at Allerton on Tuesday next.
Has not delivered the letter to her husband, lest be should perceive it came through her. Sent to Dawdyn to Richard Bowys, who has, as of himself, got her husband to agree to meet at Allerton on Tuesday in Easter week. Begs him to come to this meeting and to bring a friend, who may settle the matter with Bowys before he and her husband meet, lest they should "fall forth," as they are both something hasty. Marryge, Easter day.
Hol., pp. 2. Add: Brother.
190. Lands of the Rebels,
R. O. Part of a survey of lands in Line, accrued to the King through the attainder of persons concerned in the rebellion, with notes of grants made of them in 36 & 37 Hen. VIII. The lands are of the abbeys of Barlings and Kirkstead, of lord Hussey, Jervaux abbey, [Bridli]ngton, lord Darcy, Constable, [Bu]lmer, and Bygod.
Fragment. Pp. 16, mutilated.
R. O. 2. Accounts of the lands of lords Darcy and Hussey, George Lumley, Sir John Bulmer, Sir Thomas Percy, Sir Stephen Hamerton, Sir Rob. Constable, Sir Francis Bigod, and Thomas Moyne will be found in the vols. marked Augmentation Books, Nos. 282, 285–86, and 288.
191. Grants in June 1537.
1. Ric Johnson, gunner. To be a gunner in the Tower of London, with 6d. a day. Greenwich, 28 April 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 41.
2. Anne George alias Parrott, of London, spinster. Pardon, she being now a prisoner in Newgate, for having, 2 Feb. 26 Hen. VIII., at London in the parish of St. Dunstan in the East in Tower Ward, broken and entered the dwelling house of Ric. Rede, mariner, and stolen certain articles of apparel, &c. Del. Westm., 1 June, 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Patent for the same inrolled in the 30th year (p. 8, m. 5).
Grants. 3. Will. Jenyns. To be keeper and porter of the books, rolls, and other memoranda in the receipt of Exchequer, in as full manner as John Frebody or Will. Gilbert held the same office. Hampton Court, 22 May, 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 16.
4. Lancelot Alforde, groom of the Wardrobe of Beds. Grant of the corrody in the monastery of Pasher (Pershore), Wore., void by the death of Will. Rigley. Hampton Court, 24 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 June.—P.S.
5. Nic. Wylson, S. T. P., the King's chaplain. Presentation to the deanery in the collegiate church of Winbourn Minster, Salisbury dioc., void by the forfeiture of Reginald Pole, last incubment. Hampton Court, 7 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 35.
6. Sir Will. Godolghan and John Godolghan, jun. Grant in survivorship of the offices of steward and surveyor of the possessions of Eleanor late duchess of Somerset, now called "Copercyoners landys," and of the King's lands in Alwerton, Pensans, and Tywarnayle, Cornw., in as full manner as Sir Rob. Suthwell, Sir Will. Compton, or John Tregyan held the said offices. Del. Westm., 8 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 35.
7. Will. Moraunt, gentleman pro ore of the Queen Consort Jane in the office of the King's Cellar. Lease of the site and demesne lands of the manor of Apulrugge, in the parish of Berkeley, Glouc., late in the tenure of Thos. Butler; with reservations, for 21 years, at 3l. 12d. rent, and 12d. increase. Del. Westm., 8 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.b. Pat. p. 4, m. 20.
8. John Arundell, s. and h. apparent of Sir John Arundell, of Lanherne. To be constable and keeper of Tintagell Castle, Cornw., parcel of the duchy of Cornwall; and a meadow called Halmer in the lordship of Tintagell, with the profits thereof. Hampton Court, 9 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 29.
There is also a S.B. (Exch. Ser.) for the preceding, granting likewise the office of steward and surveyor of the lands late of Eleanor duchess of Somerset, now called Copercioners londes and specifically the lordships of Alwerton, Pensans, and Tywernayle in Cornwall, of which it was found that Sir Will. Godolghan had already obtained a grant. The patent was accordingly limited by order of the Council, 9 June 29 Hen. VIII., as notified by Wriothesley on the dorse of the S.B.
9. Geoff. Jenyns or Jenyn of Brendwood, Essex, alias of Stapellforde Abbott, Essex, yeoman. Pardon. Del. Westm., 10 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 18.
10. Augustinian priory of Holy Trinity, Repyngdon, Cov. and Lich. dioc. Exemption from suppression; John Young to be prior. Del. Westm., 12 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 28.
11. Sir John Gage. Licence to alienate the manor of Helyngly, Essex, to Thos. Devenysshe of Helyngly, and Will. Devenysshe, s. and h. apparent of the said Thomas. Westm., 12 June. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 25.
12. Thos. Sparke, S. T. B., a monk of Durham. Appointment as bishop of Berwick, suffragan of the see of Durham in the province of York; the said Thomas having been nominated along with Ric. Welden, S. T. B., likewise a monk of Durham, by Cuthbert bp. of Durham. Hampton Court, 11 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 3. Rymer XIV., 582.
13. Ninionus Menvell alias Menvyld or Maynvyld, of Sledewisshe alias of Barnacastell, in the bishopric of Durham, bro. and h. of Anth. Menvell alias Maynvyld, s. and h. of Ralph Menvell, deceased. General pardon. Del. Westm., 12 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 11.
14. Lewis Thomas, late abbot of Kymmer. To be suffragan bishop of Shrewsbury in the see of St. Asaph and province of Canterbury, the said Lewis having been nominated along with John Godfrey late prior of Penmone, by Robert bp. of St. Asaph. Del. Westm., 13 June, 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
15. Hen. Clayton of Whitley in the township of Nethershytlington, Yorks., W.R., husbandman. Pardon for the murder and robbery of Ralph Bedforth, at Myddelston, Yorks., W. R. Hampton Court, 11 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 13.
16. Master Thos. Raynold, S. T. P. Presentation to the parish church of Cheryton Fitzpayn, Exeter dioc., void by death and in the King's gift by reason of the minority of Hen. Kelly, s. and h. of Will. Kelly, deceased. Del. Westm., 13 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 17.
17. John Acres. To be clerk of the peace and of the crown in co. Suffolk. Hampton Court, 11 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 9.
18. Edm. Harman, a groom of the Privy Chamber. To be keeper of the manor of Leving alias Perlaune, Bucks, in the King's hands by the attainder of Hen. Norres; and also keeper of the garden, orchard, and park of Perlaune. Hampton Court, 12 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 June.—P.S. Enrolled in 31st year (Pat. p. 4, m. 32).
19. John Byrde, S. T. P., provincial of the order of Friars Carmelites of the city of London. To be suffragan bishop of Penreth in the province of Canterbury; the said John having been nominated along with Hugh Burneby, priest regular, by Robert bp. of Llandatf. Hampton Court, 11 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 39. Rym. XIV., 582.
20. William Ap Robert Ap Meredith, esquire of the Royal Body. To be steward of the commote of Meney, Anglesea, N. Wales, with an annuity or annual rent of 100s.; on surrender of pat. 13 April 21 Hen. VIII. granting the same to Peter Matton, a yeoman usher of the Chamber. Hampton Court, 11 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.,....... (fn. n39) —P.S. Pat. 15 June, 29 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 24.
21. Walter Stryklond. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Sir Walter Stryklond, deceased. Del. Westm., 16 June, 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 27.
22. Thos. Duncalfe. Annuity of 4l. 3s. 4d., from lands in Parre Latholme, Lane., late of John Parre, deceased, who held of Thomas earl of Derby during the minority of Grace Parre, d. and h. of the said John; with the wardship and marriage of the said Grace; which came to the King by the minority of Edward earl of Derby, son and heir of the said Thomas. Del. Westm., 16 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 39.
23. Paul Fa, a native of Egypt in parts beyond sea, gentleman. Pardon for the murder of an Egyptian called Sacole Femine ('cujusdam Egipciani voc' Sacole Femine') within this realm. Hampton Court, 16 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 June.—P.S.
24. Paul Fa, "nat." (fn. n40) and his wandering associates called Egyptians. License to leave the realm, and injunction to do so within 15 days under pain of imprisonment on a capital charge for certain offences committed by them. Hampton Court, 16 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 June.—P.S.
25. "George earl of Salop" (Shrewsbury). Licence to appoint at his discretion at all times hereafter Will. Bryswoode and Arthur Nasshe, his servants, to carry and use crossbows to shoot at all manner of marks, deer, game, and fowl, except deer in the royal forests not in the custody of the said earl. Del. Westm., 18 June 29, Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. (dated 18 July) p. 4, m. 10. In English.
26. Rob. Ap Reynolds, a lancer, of Calais. Grant of the house or tenement called Mountneys House, in the parish of St. Nicholas near le Tylt, Calais. Hampton Court, 17 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 39.
27. Thos. Skye of Brenton, Norf., yeoman. Pardon, for having, along with John Whyte of Claye, Norf., mariner, and others (they being piratically assembled in a ship called the Mary Walsingham at le Flambrughed in Sunderlande) attacked a vessel called the Mary James, of one Patrick Gardener, and plundered it of two lasts or 24 barrels of salmon, the property of one John Cheisolme, great customer of the kingdom of Scotland, in time of peace and amity between the king of England and king James of Scotland; for which the said Thomas, John, and others were indicted before Sir Will. Fitzwilliam, K. G., High Admiral and other justices in the Guildhall at London. Hampton Court, 8 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 25.
28. James Morice, and Ralph Morice, sen., his son. Grant in survivorship of the offices of bailiffs of the manors or lordships of Tyburst and Kendale in the parish of Aldenham and Ildestre, Herts; bailiff of the lordship or manor of Queen's Camell, Somers., and keeper of the park of Camell; with fees of 40s. a year for the said office in Tyburst and Kendale, and 4l. 7s. 6d. for the said offices in Queen's Camell; with the herbage and pannage of the said park; on surrender of pat. 1 Aug., 1 Hen. VIII., granting the same to the said James Morice alone. Del. Westm., 18 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 30.
29. Will. Bothe, clk., M.A. Presentation to the perpetual chantry at the altar of St. John Baptist in the chapel next the parish church of Aldermary on the Charnell there in the deanery of the Arches in London, and of the immediate jurisdiction of Christchurch, Canterbury, vice John Reder, clk., resigned. Del. Westm., 18 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 34.
30. Gloucestershire.—Sir Edw. Wadham, Ric. Rede, Ric. Tracy, Ralph Norwood, and Ric. Brayne. Commission to make inquisition p. m. on the lands and heir of Thos. lord Berkley. Westm., 18 June. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 38d.
31. Thos. Sheres or Sherys, of London, labourer, alias of Southwerk, waterman. Pardon for having, 1 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII., stolen a horse of Thos. Jacson, maltman, at High Downes in the parish of Cheping Barnett, Midd., and 22 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. a mare and colt of Rob. Tables at Fyncheley, Midd. Del. Westm., 19 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 11.
32. John Fletewoode. To be usher of the change and money in the Tower of London, with the houses there called the "Martin Towre," near the said Tower of London, with the usual fees, as enjoyed by John Greneacres, Ralph Jenet, and John Pate. On surrender of patent 28 June 27 Hen. VIII. granting the same to David Vincent, keeper of the Kind's Wardrobe in the manor of Grenewich. Hampton Court, 27 May 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 June.—P.S. Patent for the same inrolled in the 30th year (p. 2, m. 1).
33. Ralph Colynson of Twyng, York, laborer. Pardon for having killed Chr. Louther in self-defence, as appears by the record of Sir John Spelman, and Chr. Jenney, serjeant-at-law, and their associates, justices of gaol-delivery for York Castle. Westm., 20 June. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 39.
34. John Pikeryng of Lythe, Yorks., alias of Coverdale in co. Richmond, clk., alias of Tokett, Yorks. General pardon. Del. Westm., 21 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 12.
35. Roger Lyggon. To be clerk of the peace and of the Crown in co. Heref. Hampton Court, 21 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
36. Rob. earl of Sussex. Reversion of the office of steward of the King's Household, now held by Geo. earl of Shrewsbury. Del. Westm., 23 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 4, m. 11.
37. Thos. Haull or Hall, elk. Presentation to the rectory of Trent, Bath and Wells dioc., vice Hen. Stephyns, resigned, at the King's disposal by reason of the suppression of the monastery of Studley, Warw. Hampton Court, 1 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 34.
38. Thos. Parry. To be clerk of the peace and of the Crown in co. Gloue. Hampton Court, 18 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 36.
39. Thos. Havard. Annuity of 7l. 9s. 4d., issuing from lands in West Hyde and Stoke Edyth, Heref., late the property of John Monyngton, deceased, during the minority of Joan Monyngton, d. and h. of the said John; with the wardship and marriage of the said Joan. Del. Westm., 23 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 39.
40. Sir Ric. Ryche, chancellor of the court of Augmentation. Grant in fee, as follows:—
i. Of the reversions and rents reserved on the following leases, viz.:—
(1.) By the late prior and convent of Leighes, Essex, 29 Jan. 7 Hen. VIII., to Sir Hen. Bowser earl of Essex, of the manor called Gladfen Hall, Essex; for 96 years; at 6l. rent. (2.) By Thos. Ellys, the late prior, and the convent aforesaid, 26 May 24 Hen. VIII., to Will. Harrys, of Mondon, Essex, of a messuage and 40 acres of marsh in Fowlnes, Essex, called "Newmershe," with all their marshes near Redenhoke, and the marshes called "Clementis mershe" in Fowlneys, with all houses therein; for 80 years, at 20l. rent.; which lease was confirmed 10 June 28 Hen. VIII. by the Court of Augmentations.
ii. Of the manors of Slamesey alias Slamondesey or Slampsey, Oldhall and Brenthall, Essex, a water-mill in Boreham, Essex; the rectories and advowsons of the vicarages of Matching and Parva Lighes, Essex, with all other messuages, lands, &c. in the vills, fields, &c. of Slampsey, Alba Notley, Nigra Notley, Fayrwode, Felsted, Magna Donemowe, Parva Donemowe, Branktre, Boreham, Hatfield Peverell, Springfeld, Magna Waltham, Parva Waltham, Magna Lighes, Parva Lighes, Matchyng, Stansted, Halsted, Fowlneys, Terling, Raynes Parva, Stysted, Farested, Pleshey, Schellowe, Gosfeld, Bokkyng, Cokkyshall, Bromeley, Wodham Parva, Ulting, Sandon, Downham, Fobbyng, Bowres, Bradwell near Coggeshall, Revenhall, Witham, Hedingham Sible, Yeldham Magna, Yeldham Parva, and Byrche Magna, Essex, belonging to the said manors &c,, and all other possessions in Essex of the said late priory. Del. Westm., 25 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2 m. 38.
41. Rob. Ayscughe. Annuity of 4l. 9s from lands in Horsyngton, Hemyngbye, Tatheley, and Bucknall, Linc., late of John Besbye, deceased, during the minority of John Besbye, kinsman and heir of the said John; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Del. Westm., 25 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 18.
42. John Moyne alias Prowde, of London, Reginald Hodde of the Isle of Wight, Thos. Hunte of Chelmesford, Essex, and Thos. Collwyll of Fynnynley, Notts, mariners. Pardon for having, 13 July 28 Hen VIII. (they being assembled in a ship called the Mary Wallsyngham at the Flambrughed in Sunderland) attacked a vessel called the Mary James, of one Patrick Gardener, and plundered it of two lasts or 24 barrels of salmon, the property of one John Cheisolme, great customer of Scotland, in time of peace and amity between the kings of England and Scotland. Del., Westm., 25 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Endd.: "Exped' apud Hampton Court, xxviij die Maii anno r. r. Henrici Octavi xxix. Per Godsalve." Pat. p. 2, m. 25.
43. Roland Riggeley groom of the wardrobe of Beds. To be bailiff of the lordship of Yardeley, Wore., vice Will. Riggeley deceased. Hampton Court, 7 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 39.
44. Commissions to make inquisitions p.m.
Lincolnshire. To Ric. Flowre, Ric. Ogle and Rob. Walpole, on the lands and heir of John Crayford. Westm., 25 June.
Lincolnshire. To the same, on the lands and heir of Edw. Biwysterne alias Brigges. Westm., 25 June. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 38d.
45. Sir Thos. Wentworth. To be keeper, governor, or captain general, of the city and castle of Carlisle, with the appointment of 23 soldiers in the castle, of whom 20 shall be horsemen and three bearers of the keys of the city; with lees of 100 marks a year for himself, 10 marks a year for each of the horsemen, and 26s. 8d. for each of the said key bearers at the three gates of the city: the said fees to be payable by the receivers, farmers, or other officers of the manors, lordships or lands of Penreth, Skalkeld, Scotbye, Sowrebie, Langwhatbie, and Gamlesby, Cumb. Del. Westm., 26 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
46. Sir Nic. Carewe, K.G. Reversion of the office of captain, keeper, and governor of the isle of Gernesey and castle of Cornett, and of the other islands and places in those parts, viz.: — Alreney, Serke, Erme and Sothowe, and all castles and fortresses in said islands and places; which office is now held by Sir Ric. Weston, having been granted in survivorship by pat. 5 Nov. 25 Hen. VIII. to him and Sir Francis Weston, now attained and executed. Del. Westm., 25(?) June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Endd. as expedited at Greenwich 28 April 29 Hen. VIII.). Pat. (26 June) p. 2, m. 37.
47. Hugh Whitewode, of Shirborne, Dorset, tailor. Pardon for having, 16 Dec. 27 Hen. VIII., along with Hen. Nede, of Shirborne, tailor, broken into the close and house of Thos. Roberdes, at Mynterne, Dorset, assaulted Alice, wife of the said Thomas, and Thos. Golde, and Margaret Goky, and stolen some articles of jewellery, dress, &c. Del. Westm. 26 June 29 Hen. VIII.—SB. Pat. p. 2, m. 36.
48. James Joskyn. To be clerk of the peace and of the crown in cos. Northt. and Leic. Del. Westm., 26 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 7.
49. Yorkshire. Anth. Hamond and Edw. Barston. Commission to make inquisition p. m. on the lauds and heir of John Blancheard. Westm., 27 June. Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 38d.
50. Commissions to make inquisitions p. m.
Derbyshire. To Sir Godfrey Foljambe, Sir Nic. Stirley and John Leeke, on the lands and heir of Ralph Fraunces. Westm., 28 June.
Salop and the Marches of Wales. To Sir Ric. Manwaryng, John Dodd, Ric. Moreton, and Edw. Lodge, on the lands and heir of Thos. Scriven. Westm, 28 June. Put. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 38d.
51. Sir Thomas Wharton. To be deputy-warden of the West-marches "foranempst Scotland," and have the appointment of four commissioners to assist him; with fees of 200 mks. a year and 20l. a year for each of the said commissioners. Del. Westm., 28 June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
52. Will. Arden. Lease of the site of the manor of Yaresthorp in the lordship of Sheryfhotton or Sherefhetton, Yorks., with reservations; for 21 years from Mich. A.D. 1539, on the expiration of a 21 years' lease granted to Ric. Balke by pat. 19 Jan. 10 Hen. VIIL; at the annual rent of 21l. 6s. 8d. Del. Westm. 28 June 29 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 33.
53. Sir Humph. Wingfelde. Grant, in tail mail, of the manors of Netherhall and Overhall in Dedham, Essex, and all lauds, &c. in Dedham belonging to the suppressed nunnery of Campsie, Suff. in as full manner as Ela Butery, the late prioress held the same in right of the said nunnery. Also of the manor of Creppinghall in Stutton, Suff., and all lands there, belonging to the late priory of St. Mary and St. John the Evangelist in Colnecomitis, Essex, parcels of the said manor of Crepinghall, in as full manner as Robt. Abel, the late prior, held the same. Annual value, 55l., rent, 15l. Del. Westm., 29June29Hen.VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 43.
54. Adrian Dogan. Grant of a tenement in the parish of Pytham in co. Guysnes, Marches of Calais, and all other lands, &c. in said co. which Adrian Lynett, an alien, acquired without licence. Hampton Court, 18 June 29 Hen. VIII Del. Westm., 29 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 36.
55. Master Will. Chamberleyn, rector of the parish church of St. Mary, Calais. Licence of non-residence. Hampton Court, 28 June 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 39.
56. Margery verz Richard, of Byrley, Marches of Wales, widow. Pardon for having abetted and entertained John Ap Hoell alias Ap Hullyn, of Byrley, who, 26 Sept. 27 Hen. VIII, along with Thos. Frysour, of Michelcherche, Marches of Wales, fuller, broke into Whitney church, in the lordship of Whitney, Marches of Wales, and stole a chalice. Del. Westm. 30 June 29 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 26.
57. Thos. Sydenham and Joan, his wife. Livery of lands, the said Joan being sister and heir of John Speyke, i.e., daughter of Thos. Speyke, father of the said John and kinsman and heir of Will. Speyke, viz.:—daughter of the said Thomas, son of the said William; and to Thos. Stevyns and John FitzJames, seized to the use of the said Joan; viz., of the manor of Tangeley, Hants., and all manors, burgages, &c. in the vills and hamlets of Tangeley, Neyton alias Neyton Keynez, in the Isle of Wight, Chaffecombe, Chillyngton and Kyngeston, Somers, and elsewhere in England and Wales, late of the said John and Will. Speyke, Del. Westm..... (fn. n41) June 29 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. (30 June) p. 3, m. 10.
58. Worcestershire. John Ketilby, Will. Gower, Ric. Abingdon, and Thos. Wikes. Commission to make inquisition p. m. on the lands and heir of Thos, Hayes. Westm., 30 June.—Pat. 29 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 38d.
192. Remembrances.
R. O. For Guillam Shirlonde. For Mr. Gostyke's warrants. For poor Bettes of Southampton. For the wives and children of them that be attainted, and for their debts. For knowledge of the King's pleasure in the points to be treated of with the ambassadors. For the ordering of the West Marches, with the letters to the pensioners of the East and Middle Marches. For Clarenceaulx touching the visitation. For Sir John Dudley. For my lord Lisle. For Wm. Lock. For money for Haule and Wingfeld. For Bouth touching the chantry. For the town of Lynne. For the matters of Ireland. For the despatch of the commissioner that shall go northward with the pardon. Touching Sir Ric. Tempest. For them of St. John's. For Sir Arthur Darcy, and of his counsel for the stud to be had at Gervaulx. Touching Sir William Godolghan. Touching Pole. For letters to be written for Bernardus de Mela to the king of Denmark. The Emperor's army in Flanders is 8,000 horses, 18,000 lanceknights, 5,000 "Henniers," besides all other of the Low Countries, 44 or 46 great pieces of artillery. Item, the prodigious sight at Besanzon, 9 nights. Pikering the priest's pardon. For Colyns bailiff of Kendall.
In Wriothesley's hand, p. 1. Endd.: The mayor of Dover touching the fre (friar?) and the iij shippe leding (lading) in the pere. And in another place; Cave ad enter. (fn. n42)
193. A List of Names, viz.:—
R. O. Thos. Clifford k., Thos. Tempest k., Wm. Hulton k., Wm. Heron, Thos. Wharton k., John Heron of Chepches, Cuthbert Ratelif k., Wm. Ogle k., Roger Lassells, Robert Bowes, Lionel Grey, Robt. Menell, John Bedenell, Robt. Colingwod, lord of Westmoreland, lord of Cumberland, Edw. Musgrave k., Ric. Redmayn k., Thos. Musgrave k., bp. of York, the earl of Northumberland.
P. 1, small slip. Add.: Sir Wm. Paulett, Comptroller of the Household.
194. Katharine Bygod to the Bishop of Worcester.
R. O. Thanks him for his intercession with the King for her feoffment, and begs him to continue his efforts for her and her children. Multgrave. Signed: Katheryne Bygod v. (qu. vidua?).
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
195. Cattle Stealing in Somersetshire.
R. O. The saying of Richard Applin and John Haysham. That John and Harry Harris, with others to the number of 8 persons, took the said John Haisham in Christmas time and bound him, with a bowstring tied about his head, led him to Richard Applin's house, and made him call the said Richard Applin out of bed to make good cheer, and, as soon as he opened the door, entered and robbed the house. And the said Richard and John be in such fear of their adherents that they dare not complain.
Thomas Yere the elder, and Thos. Yere the younger, say that John Harris, with others to the number of 8, came to the house of the said Thomas the elder, 19 Dec. 24 Hen. VIII. and robbed him of plate and money, whereof he was indicted and outlawed.
Davy Heithe and John Gulloke say that about 10 March 28 Hen. VIII. John Harris brought them 2 mares, of which one was Edmond Lusch's of Melberye Abbas, and the other John Stell's of Fountemell, which were re-delivered to the owners, and the said Harris indicted for stealing them.
John Francis of Shafton said that Harris and his 3 brothers have brought divers marcs out, of Blakemore to Wikham's house by Shafton and made exchange with Davy Hethe and John Gulloke, upon whose confession divers mares that have been stolen in Blakemore have been found at Kensham, and others stolen at Kensham have been found in Blakemore, sold by John Harris and his 3 brothers, for which Davy Hethe and John Gulloke be arraigned in Somersetshire, and Harris and his brethren indicted in Dorset. Also that John Gulloke upon Midsummer Eve 28 Henry VIII. caused his servant Coper to fett 2 kine at Farnbury, and drove them to Shafton, where he sold them to John Harris.
Richard Applin of Heberton also sold sheep to John Harris in 24 Henry VIII.; after which he was followed by Harris, who cast his cloak over his head, took the money, and threw him to the ground. The said Applin then went to Robert Harris' house, father to John, and said he was robbed. On which John Harris followed him and said he was robbed also, and the father and his sons ran up the hill and made sport of him.
Henry lord Daubeney, 6 June last, confessed in the presence of Sir Giles Strangwais, Henry Strangwais, and Wm. Thornhull, that the week before Pentecost last, George Grenway, dwelling within 3 miles of the abbey of Forde, sued to the said lord to take John Harris to his service, saying he was within 20 miles of Perott and would come to his Lordship if he would be good lord to him. "Wherefore it may please your Lordship to write your letters commanding the said George to attach the said Harris."
Pp. 2. Endd.
196. Francis Brown of Stamford.
R. O. Petition to Sir Thos. Crumwell, knt., lord Crumwell, Chief Secretary, and lord Privy Seal, of Ant. Brown, son and heir-apparent of Francis Brown of Staunford, Linc., esquire, in behalf of his father, who has been in prison since Pentecost last, on the accusation of Wm. Waltham, Wm. Allet, and Wm. Brownyng of Little Casterton, and Thos. Russhton of Ryall, co. Rutl., for treasonous speaking during the late rebellion in Lincolnshire. At petitioner's suit Cromwell commissioned Mr. Nowell, (fn. n43) sheriff of Rutland, John Harryngton, and Henry Digby, to examine the case. Begs Cromwell to inquire of Digby, who is now in London, the result of their examination so that Fras. Brown, if not culpable, may be dismissed.
P. 1. Add. at the head.
197. Francis Cave and Hen. Polsted to [Cromwell].
R. O. The bearer, Lionel Carnabye, has urged them to ask Cromwell to take him into his service. He is wise, gentle, and honest, and in all our business has opened many things to our light, for he was near the late earl (fn. n44) and privy to most of his doings. The Rolls, Wednesday. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: to my Lord my master. Endd.


  • n1. See Vol. II., No. 1289.
  • n2. The sieur d'Ourton, not Herbais, seems to be the person intended. The former seems to have been substituted for the latter as Mendoça's colleague in March (see Part I., No. 696), and was now in England ill (see No. 114). Herbais was despatched by the Emperor from Spain direct to queen Mary, on the 29 May on the receipt of the intelligence of the surrender of Hesdin, with instructions, open and secret, which will be seen on pp. 673–4 of Lanz.
  • n3. The person addressed was originally Edw. Charleton, but the name is struck out and A. N. interlined. See Part I., No. 222.
  • n4. This name is substituted for Sir William Evers and Sir John Witherington.
  • n5. Wentworth's name is substituted for Roger and George Fenwyke, who according to the original draft were to be "leaders and keepers of our countries of Tynedale and Reedsdale."
  • n6. Struck out.
  • n7. Corrected from "the Nativity of our Lord."
  • n8. Blank.
  • n9. Anne, wife of Edward Grey, lord Powis.
  • n10. The sum of their charges, however, is given as 53s. 4d.
  • n11. This number is scored out.
  • n12. Sir Robert Constable.
  • n13. Elected dean of Exeter 16th July 1537.—Le Neve.
  • n14. Thomas Cole had in farm the benefices of Bishop's Tawton, Swimbridge, and Landkey, which belonged, as did also Braunton, to the deanery of Exeter. See Valor Eccl. II. 295.
  • n15. William Sever.
  • n16. He died on the 26th March 15 Hen. VII. (1500). See Inq. p. m. 16 Hen. VII. No. 31.
  • n17. Henry Vavasour his brother.
  • n18. Thomas Strangwish, master porter of Berwick, see Vol. II., No. 1769.
  • n19. John Kite, abp. of Armagh, who became bp. of Carlisle in 1521.
  • n20. Doubtless Thomas Dalby, archdeacon of Richmond.
  • n21. Will. Franklin, chancellor of Durham.
  • n22. Wolsey's.
  • n23. Sir Thos. More.
  • n24. So created in 1529.
  • n25. Blank in M.S.
  • n26. See Vol. VI., Nos. 355, 537.
  • n27. Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster.
  • n28. Thomas Audley, Attorney of the Duchy of Lancaster, afterwards lord Chancellor of England.
  • n29. The date of year is added by Darcy
  • n30. See Vol. VI., 355.
  • n31. His Christian name is given as Alvered in Dugdale.
  • n32. These clauses are crossed out.
  • n33. Vol. VII., No. 1142.
  • n34. This is crossed out.
  • n35. John and Thomas Burgoyn appear both to have been auditors and their handwritings are remarkably like each other.
  • n36. John and Thomas Burgoyn appear both to have been auditors and their handwritings are remarkably like each other.
  • n37. Probably Sir Arthur Darcy. See Vol. XI., 1047.
  • n38. These are "betwixt the towers."
  • n39. Date of delivery illegible.
  • n40. "licenciam damus Paulo Fa nat. ac universes et singulis e sua cohorti erronum quos Egiptiacos appellant."
  • n41. Day of month illegible.
  • n42. See No. 182.
  • n43. Andrew Nowell was sheriff of Rutland (as appears by the Pipe roll of the year) from Mich. 28 Hen. VIII. to the following Michaelmas. His name as given on the sheriff roll is Andrew Newelme. See Vol. XI. No. 1217(23), where the asterisk has been wrongly attached to the name of Th. Sherard.
  • n44. The earl of Northumberland.