Henry VIII: May 1538, 21-25

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 13 Part 1, January-July 1538. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1892.

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'Henry VIII: May 1538, 21-25', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 13 Part 1, January-July 1538, (London, 1892), pp. 384-393. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol13/no1/pp384-393 [accessed 16 June 2024].

. "Henry VIII: May 1538, 21-25", in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 13 Part 1, January-July 1538, (London, 1892) 384-393. British History Online, accessed June 16, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol13/no1/pp384-393.

. "Henry VIII: May 1538, 21-25", Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 13 Part 1, January-July 1538, (London, 1892). 384-393. British History Online. Web. 16 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol13/no1/pp384-393.


May 1538, 21-25

21 May. 1039. Castillon to Montmorency.
Kaulek, 50. London, 21 May:—Has not yet had answer to his last letters of 3 and 13 May. This King sends a post in diligence to his ambassadors, and has asked Castillon if he wishes to write thereby. Thinks he longs for a reply to the said letters, and perhaps more for that to the last than the first. Sends this small note in a large packet as a matter of form, and to beg that he may not be kept long waiting for his reply.
French extract.
*** A modern transcript, undated, is in R. C.
21 May. 1040. W. Earl of. Southampton to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Your Lordship, with my lord of Norfolk, my lord Privy Seal and myself, made an end between the bearer, Master Whetel, and Leonard Snowden, (fn. n9) for the spear's room occupied by the said Leonard, ordering that Snowden should pay the bearer 10l. a year till he had a spear's room there. To relieve Snowden in his first year's payment, I gave him 5l. towards his pension that year, not meaning to continue it ; but the bearer demands 5l. of me for this year. As what I did was for your sake, I beg you to take some order that I may be discharged and that he may have his pension till he get a room; which might have been ere this, for since the award rooms have fallen there that would have served either of them. From the Court, 21 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add,: Lord Deputy of Calais.
21 May. 1041. John, Bishop of Bangor, to Wriothesley.
R. O. Thanks him for his comfort concerning his farm of Hydebartone, to which he requests Wriothesley to prefer his kinsman, John Barnaby, and his wife. After the bp.'s time, Wriothesley will, doubtless, have suit made for it. Desires advice for their assurance. Northestonham, 21 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
21 May. 1042. Bp. Roland Lee to Cromwell.
R. O. I have received your letters dated 13 May commanding that, if the affray between Chomley and Manwering were done without (i.e., outside) our Commission, then this Council should not proceed to the determination thereof, and, if not, to attend the King's pleasure. Sir John Porte signified to your Lordship the whole affray, which took place in Staffordshire, without our Commission, and you commanded this Council to look to it. Accordingly we have bound the parties to keep the peace, and as Chomley could not bring in his sureties, and was slandered to lie in await for Manwering (which as yet is not proved), this Council kept him in ward three months in the Porter's Lodge and the Castle of Wigmore. In this time, Manwering, by a kinsman, exhibited a bill of complaint to this Council and afterwards another at Bridgenorth (lord Ferrers and Justice Porte being present), but did not prove his bill on the day asSigned nor since. And so came down your Lordship's second letters for this Council to proceed, which to accomplish Manwering did refuse, and so obtained your Lordship's third and last letters Though the affray was done without our limits, the parties be within our Commission, so we have cognition of the cause. No man is slain or maimed. This Council has determined greater things. Cheshire gentlemen disdaining this inferior court, more murders and manslaughter,"are done this year in Cheshire than in all Wales these two years. Proofs and parties are in these quarters for the trial; as shall please the King and you, so be it. I beg to know the King's pleasure for that betwixt this and Allhallow tide the lord Marchers may use the trial of felons, for I am daily called upon and can make them none answer. I have written to your Lordship and the lord Chancellor divers times, but you are too busy. The bearer desires your favour. Chester, 21 May. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Crumwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
Harl. M.S. 283
f. 161.
2. Modern copy of the preceding.
1043. Friar Forest.
R.O. "Excerpte out of the confessions of Frier Forest; sc. (I.) That he understands Sancta Ecclesia Catholica in the Creed to be the Church of Rome; (2) of the heretical Council at Nice, at which neither the Pope nor the Emperor was present, and which was taken to be no Council because it was not full; (3) that St. Thomas of Canterbury suffered for the rights of the Church, as many other Holy fathers have suffered now of late, as that holy father the bishop of Rochester. And I doubt not but their souls be now in heaven; (4) that he told one Wafferer in confession that he had denied the bishop of Rome by an oath given by his outward man, but not in th'inward man; (5) that he had refused absolution to one Yardeley, and called him a Lutheran for saying that he would believe in no pardons; (6) that he believed he owed a double obedience, first to the King by the law of God, and secondly to the bishop of Rome by his rule and profession; (7) that he used to urge men in confession to remain steadfast to the old Faith; (8) that he believes he might not lawfully change his habit at the King's commandment, but he might at the bishop of Rome's; and (9) that by the law of God no subjects may make any profession or rules whereby they may withdraw any part of their obedience to their princes.
Pp. 2. Endd.
Cleop. F. iv.
B. M.
2. Memorandum that about 23 Feb. 29 Henry VIII. the lord Mordaunt minding to he confessed before his departure from London, sent his chaplain, Sir Wm. Hemyng, priest, to the Grey Friars to ask what ghostly father there did use to hear confessions. He went and learned from the porter that father Robyns, who used to hear my Lord's confession, had left, but that friar Forest would hear him if he came about 8 o'clock. Lord Mordaunt went at that time and was confessed, and afterwards said to friar Forest, I perceive ye take no money; look what ye lack, and I will give you forty pence for to buy it with. Whereupon friar Forest desired him to give it to the porter to buy coal. Sent it by the said Sir William with two groats, or twelve pence, for the porter. That is all the acquaintance he had with Forest, and as for speaking about the King or the bishop of Rome, no such matter was touched upon. Signed at bottom of each page: John Mordaunt.
Hol., pp. 2.
22 May. 1044. Bishop Roland Lee to Cromwell.
R. O. Being here in the city of Chester, the mayor and aldermen have made suit to me and this Council to write for your help in their suits in these articles, hereinclosed, expressed. I am bound to do so, as it is the city of honour and antiquity in these parts, and vulgarly I bear my name by the same. Your goodness therein shall not be unrecompensed, as they have promised me. Chester, 22 May. Signed: Roland Co. et Lich.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Crumwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd."
22 May. 1045. Robert Silvester, prior of Gisburne, to Cromwell
R. O. The abp. of York has made motion to me to execute the office of his suffragan if the King should admit me thereto. If appointed by your Lordship's preferment, I will gladly accept it. 22 May. Signed
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal Endd.
22 May. 1046. Sir Hen. Sacheverell and Ric. Curson to Cromwell.
R. O. Send the examinations of Ric. Gregory, who spoke words against the King, and of Robt. Ball, to whom he spoke them. Morley, 22 May 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: Henry Sacheverell, k.—Richard Curson esquyare.
Have sent Gregory to gaol.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd. inaccurately in two places: A certificate fro Sir Henry Sacheverell and Sir John Curson of the examination of Richard Gregory.
22 May. 1047. Sir Oswald Wyllestrop to Dr. Bellesis.
R. O. Begs his intercession that the party who has kept him here so long in prison may be summoned to show cause for so doing before my lord Privy Seal. The house in which he lies is so corrupted with ill airs and sickness that ho dare not let his wife and children come to him. 22 May. (fn. n1) Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Mr. Doctor Bellesis att my lordes Pryvysealle house.
22 May. 1048. William Sayntloo to Cromwell.
R. O. The King, by Cromwell's help, has given him the castle of Roscarlon for life. The Commissioners, Sentleger and others, considering the attacks of the Kavenaghes, allowed the constable of Roscarlon, then in the King's hands, a fee and entertainment of certain soldiers, the place being most meet for the defence of Wexford county and the destruction of the Kavenaghes. Now the lord Chancellor and others of the Council write that as the King has freely given him the same he can ask no such allowance. Begs Cromwell, the only preferer of all younger brethren, to help him or he will be cast away, as he has no money to pay the soldiers and is hated by the King's Irish and English enemies. Roscarlon, 22 May. Signed.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
22 May. 1049. J. de Honcourt to Lady Lisle.
R. O. One of your servants lately came to Abbeville of whom I had no knowledge, and said that if I would send you a goshawk of mine, he was sure you would make me a handsome recompense. As the bearer assured me he was a servant of yours, I sent you the goshawk by him; but as I have had no news of it, I write to know the truth. Commend me to my lord Deputy and also to your daughter, who was with Madame de Bours. Castle of Abbeville, 22 May. Signed.
Fr. p. 1. Add."
22 May. 1050. Charles V.
.Add. MS.
28,590, f. 173
B. M.
Agreement made for the armada in the Levant at Villafranca de Nica, 22 May 1538.
A number of questions, with decisions in margin, relative to the going of prince Doria and the supply of ships, &c. in Naples and Sicily.
Spanish, pp. 4. Modern copy, from the archives of Simancas, headed as above. [Sec Spanish Calendar V. ii. 203.]
23 May. 1051. Cromwell to the Chancellor of the Augmentations.
R. O. In favour of Thos. Lacoke, priest, of the late monastery of Kingswood (who, at the time his monastery was dissolved was absent about the ministration of the Gospel), to have a pension of 4 mks. and a warrant for his capacity free. St. James, 23 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Mr. Chancellor. Endd.
23 May.
Cleop. E. iv.
B. M.
of the
1052. Ric. Bishop of Dover to [Cromwell].
Has been at Northampton, Coventry, Aderstone, Warwick, Thelford, Draytewich, and Wisitor (Worcester), and is now at Gloucester intending towards Bristol. Pound everywhere poverty and shifts made by sales and leases, but has stayed this by making inventories and sequestering common seals; and few can live out the year. The two houses in Gloucester will surrender as they have no living. Writes especially for Aderston and Wheych. (fn. n2) At the former left the prior to see God served, but all is gone and the house worth little. At Wheych the prior has felled woods and wasted, &c., has bulls and pardons of the bp. of Rome, and the bp. of Rome's name left in the books. Has charged the bailiffs to see him forthcoming, and put in a friar to say mass. Sir John Russell, sheriff of Worcestershire, Mr. Pye and Mr. Newell, servant to my lord of Worcester, all sue for it. Newell will lose a marriage of 40 mks. a year unless he get it. Describes the house. Asks whether to meddle with the White Friars of Winchester. There are no friars and he knows not whether any ordinance be made by the King or Cromwell. Gloucester, 23 May. Signed.
Pp. 2. Commences: My singular good lord.
23 May.
Cleop. E. iv.
1053. Ric. Bishop of Dover to Cromwell. (fn. n3)
Intends now to ride to Bristol, Winchester, Chichester, Arundel, Southampton, Salisbury, and so all the west country within 16 mile of ye Mownthe. Then again to Wales and to Ludlow, Shrewsbury, Denbigh, Bangor, West Chester, Lancaster, and so all the North. In all places takes inventories, sealed with their common seals, so that they shall alienate no more of their jewels nor stuff; and is sure that within a year most of them will give up their houses for poverty. Not signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Rychard Devenrens, Maii 23c.
23 May.
R. O.
1054. Sir John Hercy to Cromwell.
I have been informed that Sir Edw. Eland, chaplain to Dr. Knolys, vicar of Wakefield, has been teaching young folks seditious songs against your Lordship and others, which he has confessed, on examination. I enclosehis confession and a song learned by heart by boys and others. Sir Edward denies that this was the song he taught, which he cannot report, but pays that he had it of one Byrkeheyd, of Bole, who is now at London, and my cousin George Lassells knows him well. Let me know your pleasure in this by your servant John Lassells, to whom I beg you to continue good lord, and have pity for the poor men of Cottam, sore vexed by Ant. Nevyll, who, besides his own matter, threatens them with consilement with a lunatic priest put to them by the abp. of York's officers. They showed themselves loyal at the commotion time. I wish you would be pleased to take the Lady at Doncaster away, and send some good preachers into the country. Grove, 23 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Sir John Hercy's letter.
23 May.
R. O.
1055. John Hutton to Cromwell.
The bearer, Richard Harm an, desires your favour for the obtaining of his right, and I am emboldened to write in his behalf considering your goodness to such as I have heretofore recommended: I beg you will not consider me tedious, but as one constrained by their importunity. I have received your letters dated the 13th inst. The Emperor arrived at Villa Franka on the 12th inst., and though there was a stay made about delivering the castle of Niça to the bp. of Rome, it has now been accorded; but there is small hope of peace here, for, they say, the French king went over the mountains with a very unmeet company to make a good agreement. By letters from Venice, dated the 2nd inst., the Turk has greatly damaged Sclavonia and is much feared in the High Dutchland. His power is thought, unless God's help is, not to [be] resisted Breuxelles, 23 May.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
1056. Richard Harman to Cromwell,
R. O. Need compels me to write to you. I brought over these sables and aruse by your Lordship's command, which has been greatly to my charge. I have in this city in wood for 400l. sterling, and I have in Flanders many cloths unsold. I beg your Lordship to take the sables with the other gear for 200l. and discharge me of the custom or it will be my undoing; even so I shall lose 100l. The King cannot buy the sables alone for that money.
Hol., (fn. n4) p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal Endd.
1057. The Prince's Household.
R. O. Money paid to Ric. Cotton, cofferer of my lord Prince's household, by John Gostwick, treasurer of the First Fruits and Tenths, and Thos. Pope, treasurer of Augmentations, upon the King's warrants.
By Gostwick, on warrant of 10 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII., 1,000l.; of 23 May 30 Hen. VIII., 1,500l. By Pope, warrants, 8 Aug., 14 Feb., and 17 April 29 Hen. VIII, and 23 May 30 Hen. VIII., 1,000l., 1,000l., 500l., and 1,500l. respectively. Total, 6,500l.
P. 1. Endd."
24 May. 1058. Duke of Suffolk and Rowland Shakerley.
Cart. Harl.
55 H. 44.
B. M.
Indenture, 24 May 30 Hen. VIII., whereby Charles duke of Suffolk sells to Bouland Shakerley, mercer of London, his moiety of the manor of Burghe or Burghhall, near Aykesham (Aylesham), Norf., and of the advowson &c. Signed: Per me, Roland Schakyrley, mercer.
24 May. 1059. Will. Cholmeley to Cromwell.
R. O. I have received your letters dated at St. James' the 21st, directed to Mr. Jenyns and me. In Jenyna' absence, calling to me Mr. Hertwell and Mr. Jeny, your Lordship's servant, I sent for the honest men of the parish of St. Anne at the town's end of Lewes, adjoining the parish which has been infected with the great plague, and declared to them your Lordship's pleasure as to the burial within their churchyard of those who die of the plague. After consulting together half a day and a night, they replied that their parish was free of infection, which they feared would be conveyed with the dead bodies, but Mr. Jeny persuaded them to comply, so that henceforth none shall be buried in the church or churchyard within the precinct of your house here at Lewes. The other parish infected has granted the same. As to the removal of Master Gregory and my Lady his wife from Lewes, your Lordship has two houses, one called the Motte, four miles off, a pretty house within your park there, of which a description is given in a bill which the bearer carries, and victuals may be conveyed from your house at Lewes. Your bakehouse, brewhouse, slaughterhouse, and pullitrie may be continued. Mr. Gregory rode thither today to view it, and likes the house right well. The other house, called Swanborough, is a mile from Lewes but is thought too little for Mr. Gregory's company. None have died for eight days, and none are sick of the plague now within the town. I send you a bill of the number of persons to attend on Mr. Gregory on his removal, and of those appointed to be on board wages. Lewes, 24 May.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. . Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
24 May. 1060. Christopher Lord Conyers to [Cromwell]
Vesp. F. xiii
B. M.
Thanks his Lordship for his goodness to him and his son, which he will try to repay with his hearty service, next to the King's grace; especially for intimating his pleasure that his son shall come into this country till the dangerous time of the summer be past, and then resort to his Lordship; but even if he were his only child he would be content for him to be wholly at his commandment. Has sent his servant with his son's horse, Skelton, 24 May, Signed. (A very tremulous feeble signature.)
24 May. 1061. The Captain of Berwick.
R. O. The saying of Edward Braidford, of Burton, Nthld., gentleman, 24 May 30 Henry VIII.
Immediately after the mayor of Berwick, now lately this May, had repaired to London, the said Edward then riding to Hexam, Thos. Gray, of Newsted, Nthld., on Sunday night sent one Rutterford to his father, Barth. Braidford, his brother Rowland, and his cousin Edmund, requesting them to meet him at Edderston Chapel. They met, and the said Sir Roger (fn. n5) and Thomas asked them where the said Edward was. Bartholomew answered, at Hexam to pay farms. Sir Roger and Thomas then said they heard he was ridden to London to complain of Thomas Gray, and wished to know that they might send for him again. The same night and on the two following days Thomas Gray came to the said Edward's house and asked his wife where he was. She said he was ridden to Hexam. They insisted that he was ridden to London with the mayor of Berwick. On Wednesday Thomas Gray came again and she said her husband was returned and had ridden to Newton by the sea, and thither Gray immediately went. There Gray asked him where he had been, saying he heard he had gone to London with the mayor of Berwick to complain of him (Gray), and asked, in presence of Thos. Foster of Edderston, and Sir —— Walles, vicar of Emylton, what the said Edward would say if examined of that matter anents the captain of Berwick. Asked who said he was gone with the mayor, and Gray said his father Sir Roger told him so. Said he would speak to Sir Roger of it at the Warden Court on the Thursday following. There Sir Roger asked him what he would say if examined in such matters as had been communed betwixt his brother the porter and Thomas his son and him anents the captain of Berwick. Replied he would show what he would say if Sir Roger would show who it was that had said he (Edward) was gone to London. Sir Roger said it was so nigh a friend that he could not do it. Replied he would not show what he would say on examination, and they parted.
Item, in the time of Sir Thomas Foster, dec, marshal of Berwick, the same Edward was in his chamber with Lionel Gray, porter of Berwick, and Clement Muschiaunce, his deputy porter, when Lionel Gray, being merrily disposed, said I take myself one of the most assured men to his friend in the world; for when I was at Newark coming from the South, hearing of the displeasure done my brother Sir Roger by John Anysley, I never took clothes off my back nor took kindly rest till I had sufficient amends thereof. Nay, sir, said Clement, no amends but a sithment, and after a pause I never in all my life was so merry as when I heard the traitor Anysley, sitting on his knees, cry mercy. Fye, fye, said Sir Thos, Foster, that ever a man crying mercy should be so shamefully murdered. Item, a year ago, riding with the said Lionel on Edderston Green, deponent said, 1 marvel, master Porter, that ye having so many matters in hand in the contrary of the captain and his deputy of Berwick, can bring none of them to purpose. Lionel replied, hold the peace, I was at a sure point one time that if ever the captain and his deputy had been at the day of truce where Alexander Hum had been after their last meeting, they had been despatched from cumbering of us, but and I live I shall yet 'writh' them a pyn.' Signed: Thomas Clyfford—Thomas Sutehyll— John Hagarston—Robert Horsley—Robart Barwik.
Pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.: A letter from Sir Thomas Cleford with deposition of Edward Bradford.
24 May. 1062. Sir Francis Brian to Cromwell.
R. O. Has received his letter dated St. James's, 16th inst. In consequence of the great press there is likely to be in this journey, Gardiner, Thirleby and he have taken an order at Avignon, as contained in their common letters to the King. Coming to this town this morning, met a post with a letter from the Constable desiring Brian to meet him tonight or early tomorrow, because he and the cardinal of Lorraine will leave tomorrow for Nice, before the King, who lies this night three posts hence. Will be with him tomorrow before he is out of his bed, and within three days will send another post with his answer and letters from Mr. Wyat. Thanks Cromwell for his goodness, of which he hears from Mr. Russell and other friends. Zaies, 24 May 1538.
Leaves Mr. Lovedaye to bring on his train. Hopes Cromwell will help him to come home when this business is past. Money waxes scant, as he has disbursed all the post money since his coming, as appears by a bill enclosed. Asks for a bill of exchange to one Guadanio, merchant of Avynnion.
Would have sent the bill of what he has spent on post money, but the cart with his staff h not arrived. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
24 May. 1063. Thomas Thyrleby to Ckomwell.
R. O. Received on the 16th, at Bayoll, Cromwell's letters by Arthure, the bp. of Winchester's servant. Has determined, as declared in their common letter to the King, to stop at Aixe with the Bishop from necessity and want of lodging. Brian has, to furnish himself to follow the French Court, all the King's plate that was given to Thirleby and the mulettes of carriage which he had prepared for himself. Can get to the Court in post in a day and night at farthest. Aixe, 24 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
25 May. 1064. Walter Lord Hungerford to Cromwell.
R. O. On Thursday night last, died the rector of the monastery of Edyngton. (fn. n6) The bp. of Sarum, diocesan there, has the power to admit one of three whom the brethren of the house shall present to him. I desire your Lordship to write to the Bishop in favour of a friend of mine whom the brethren have nominated. His name is Sir Paul Busche, and he is also corrector of the house. Farleygh, 25 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add,: Lord Cromwell. Endd.
1065. Thomas Benet, priest, to Cromwell.
R. O. Certifying the death of the rector of Edington, Salisbury dioc., news of which came to him this present hour of 8 of the clock.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.: Marc. (fn. n7)
25 May. 1066. The Mayor of Oxford and Others to Cromwell.
R. O. Dan Ric. Yakesley, monk of Thame Abbey, Oxfordsh., in a sermon at Mary Maudeleyn Churchy in the suburbs of Oxford, on Sunday, 19 May, said the following words: As touching souls departed, he said there was a purgatory as holy fathers hath declared, and that he would justify. Now he denies it and weeps and wails for the same. For the veneration of saints and pilgrimages he advertised the people to do as they have done in times past. The sermon was made without licence of the abbot of Thame, then being in his progress for Osney, or of the curate of the church. Have committed him to the abbot's custody till Cromwell's further pleasure be known. He will be glad to revoke it where he preached it. Oxford, 25 May. Signed: William Banastre, mayour—Robert Kyuge, abbot— Wyll'm Freurs, John Pye, aldermen.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd."
25 May. 1067. Edward Aglionby to Sir Thos. Wharton, Warden of the West Marches.
R. O. Reports a meeting with Master Maxwell as lieutenant to his father at Lochmaban Stane on Tuesday, 21 May. He arrived two hours before us, and had come over Serke, intending to meet us at the Cryke, and was baiting on the Grese in the Debateable ground; and because he ne his father would before the corn was sown at the said stane [would not meet] (fn. n8) but there for a precedent, at the assurance taking we sent word that we would meet him there, so he returned and we met him there. Redress was made for all attempts on either side since the laying of the pledges at the last meeting on Thursday before Palm Sunday. Have appointed a meeting for Thursday after Midsummer day, i.e., 27 June, with arrangements as to complaints in the meanwhile. Divers are taken in Gillesland, by command of the lord President, for coining leaden groats and twopences. Has not heard from Wharton, though he has written four times. Sends commendations to Sir Thos. Curwen and my Lady his bedfellow. Carlisle, 25 May. Signed.
P 1. Add. Endd.
25 May. 1068. Sir Thos. Clifford to [Cromwell].
R. O. Has apprehended, by his Lordship's command, Thomas Gray of the Newsted and Edward Braidford of Bamboroughshire, on Thursday last, at break of day, in his going home accompanied by part of the Berwick garrison, which he caused secretly to meet him on the road by night. The sheriff, Sir John Horselay, has also apprehended Sir Robert Ogle, vicar of Lilburne, and delivered him to Clifford on Friday. Has examined Edw. Braidford of the last bill given to your Lordship by the mayor of Berwick; and before himself, his deputy, Thomas Soottehill, the mayor of Berwick, and two others, he has affirmed the whole continue of the same besides the articles hereinclosed, Signed by us. By one of these, Clement Muschiaunce, the porter's deputy of Berwick, was by the procurement of the said porter one of the principal murderers of John Ansley, then captain of Norham a long time past, which, notwithstanding the constant suit of Anysley's wife while she lived, was so colourably handled that the truth could not be known. Has other suspicious informations against him, and has therefore taken him too and has them all in irons. If the porter be still at liberty Cromwell should attach him, or, when he hears of these matters, he will make a scape. Berwick Castle, 25 May. Signed.
P. 1.
25 May. 1069. Francis I. to Castillon.
Kaulek, 51. Luc en Provence, 25 May:—Has received his letter of the 14th. Would much regret that the king of England should think he was refused any marriage (party) whatever. It is notorious that that of Madame de Longueville was granted before the death of the late queen of England. There is no one in the kingdom who is not at his command, and as for Maclame's sister, Francis will conclude willingly. Has told Bryan so. Goes to Nice in three or four days,
French abstract.
*** A modern transcript is in R. O."
25 May. 1070. Montmorency to Castillon.
Kaulek, 51. 25 May:—The King hopes Castillon will persuade the king of England that the most loyal alliance he can have is that of France. He approves the project of marriage and the king of England will not lose by the change of one sister for the other. The card, of Lorraine and the writer have today gone forward to be at Nice on Monday or Tuesday.
French abstract.
*** A modern transcript is in R. O.
25 May. 1071. G. Lovedaye to Lord Lisle.
R. O. This morning early Mr. Bryan rode in post to Court to speak with the Constable, who sent for him yesterday, for today he and the cardinal of Lorraine take leave of the King to go to Nice to this meeting. God send it take good effect, as there is great hope it shall. The Queen and ladies have come all this way with the King. And the Admiral, though he has lost the government of Burgundy, yet he and my Lady his wife follow the Court, whether to have a greater fall or to rise again, God knows. Pride will have a fall, and in him it already appears, though he bears a better countenance than many others could. The duke of Lorraine and the Marquis, (fn. n10) his son, are with the King in this journey with a great train. I think the assembly must break up shortly, as victuals are scarce and the trains exceeding great. My lord of Winchester and Dr. Thirlby remain here till the King comes back. Tomorrow I leave with the train of Mr. Bryan, which is much increased since he came. Aixies, 25 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.


  • n1. "The numeral first written was "xxiijti," but one "i" seems to be struck out."
  • n2. Wich or Droitwich.
  • n3. Apparently a P.S. belonging to the preceding letter.
  • n4. Not the same hand as a letter which he wrote from Antwerp 24 March 1538-9, and which seems to be in his own hand.
  • n5. Sir Roger Gray, who is mentioned later.
  • n6. John Ryve was rector of Edington College in 1535. See Valor Eccl. ii. 40. His successor, Paul Bushe, surrendered the college on the 3ist March 1539.
  • n7. Apparently a mistake for May.
  • n8. "These three words are an interlincation, and apparently misplaced, the first word being a repetition of the would which occurs a little before."
  • n9. See Vol. XI. Nos. 30, 94.
  • n10. The marquis de Pont à Mousson.