Henry VIII: May 1538, 26-31

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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May 1538, 26-31

26 May. 1072. James Morice to Cromwell.
R. O. Sent, by Philip Morice, Cromwell's servant, his letters into Lincolnshire, directed, at the abp. of Canterbury's request, to Mr. William Parre and his chaplain, the vicar of Roydon, † His name was Osias le Moyne. He never resigned the living, but died in 1541. Newcourt, ii. 508. for the latter to resign his vicarage (as he promised) in favour of Sir Thomas Lawneye. The vicar makes excuses, as the writer's son can declare, but promises to wait on Cromwell within a fortnight and refer the matter to his Lordship. Mr. Parre answers that he would do even more for Cromwell, yet Lawney cannot get his letters to his chaplain for this. Without Cromwell's favour, both Lawney and the writer will have a mocke for their attempt. The vicar will be ready to resign to any ignorant priest; but when he heard that Lawney was recommended by the abp. of Canterbury as of good learning, and perceived him to be of that sort, he refused to perform his promise. It would be a comfort in the writer's old age to have an honest man to declare what the King or his Council shall set forth, Roydon, 26 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
26 May, 1073. John, abbot of Bordysley, to Cromwell.
R. O. Master Evance came to me today and persuaded me to surrender the monastery into the King's hands, assuring me that your Lordship would allow me, an aged man, a competent portion out of it for life, with the house or grange of Bydford to dwell in, paying the due stented rent to the King as taxed at the inquisition for the Tenth. By these presents I promise to surrender the said house and conform to all acts necessary thereto. Bordesley, Sunday, 2G May 30 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
26 May. 1074. Chr. Whakton to Sir Thos. Wharton, Deputy Warden of the West March.
R. O. The day of March was holden on Tuesday, 21 May, at Lowmabaynstayn, where we met Robert Maxwell, lieutenant to lord Maxwell, his father, and with him the lairds of holme Ends and Gretno. Good redress was made for attemptates on either side since the last pledges laid on Thursday before Palm Sunday. A new day of meeting has been appointed at Lowmabaynstayn for Thursday after St. John Baptist's Day. Never was so little done on either side on this border. Arrangements are made in the meanwhile in case of attemptates that persons robbed, if Englishmen, may go into the West Wardenry of Scotland to search for their goods for six days with a writing from your deputies, and vice versa, No news but of false coin made in Gillesland. Two of the coiners were taken by lord Dacre; the rest fled. John Thompson commends him to you. Carlisle, Sunday, 26 May.
P.S.—In his own hand: I send by bearer, Ric. Michell, your velvet purse, which cost one angel. Mrs. Aglonby sends her respects. We met at Lowmabaynstane, and not at the Cryk, according to appointment, as you will see by my cousin Aglionby's letter. Signed: Xpofer Whartton.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
26 May. 1075. Lands of Kirkstead.
Harl. MS.
144, f. 25.
B. M.
The King's tenants of Langset have deposed on oath that they have always used to pay their vents once a year either at St. Thomas' Day before Christmas or at Candlemas. If it should be paid at two feasts it should be at Whitsuntide and Martinmas. In witness whereof we have subscribed our names, 26 May 30 Henry VIII. (Five names, but all in the same hand.)
ii. The King's rents within the shires of York and Derby, lately belonging to the attainted house of Kirkstead, i.e., from Synolclyff Grange, the lordship of Langset (the five deponents to the preceding appear as tenants), and the lordship of Hansworth, Woodthorpe, and Gledlis.
Pp. 3.
26 May. 1076. Sir Thos. Palmer to Cromwell
R. O. They have proclaimed at Boulogne and St. Omer that, notwithstanding the truce is out, no party shall make war on another on pain of death till they have other news from their princes. Calais, 26 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
26 May. 1077. Thomas Bernabe to Cromwell.
R. O. Arrived at Lyons on Sunday at noon, and will be at the Court to morrow night. Lyons, Sunday, 26 May 1538.
Arrived in Base Bolloyne in a ship of Dover. Pound Mons. de Bies mustering his men. He said he had heard that the Burguudians would make a course to them shortly. He asked Bernabe to wait till he had written to the Constable of France. He said a packet came from the Court in great diligence, which he sent on that morning to Calais to be delivered to Mons. de Catalayne.
Hol. p. 1. Add., Lord Privy Seal. Endd."
27 May. 1078. Hatchments.
Harl. MS. Memoranda of the offering of hatchments, viz.:—
6074, f. 73.
B. M.
1. Of lord Mountjoy, 27 Hen. VIII. The curls of Arundel and Wiltshire, the banner; Sussex and the lord Chamberlain, the sword; Wiltshire and Sussex, the helm and crest.
2. Of the duke of Richmond, 14 May 29 Hen. VIII. The earls of Sussex and Cumberland, the banner; the lord Admiral and Sir Nich. Carow, the sword; Cumberland and the lord Admiral, the helm and crest.
Note.—Anno 20, 26 Aug. was the lord Cromwe (fn. n1) cnstaled the lord marques deput therlle of Sussex and therle of Rutland, the lord Admiral and Sir Nicholas Carowe.
3. Of the earl of Northumberland, 27 May HO Hen. VIII. Sussex and lord Ferrers, the banner ; Ferrers and Sir Nich. Curow, the sword; Sussex and lord Ferrers, the helm and crest.
P. 1.
27 May. 1079. The Earl of Hertford.
R. O. Indenture between Edward earl of Hertford and Thos. Yorke of Rarmesbury, Wilts, concerning the purchase by the Earl of lands in Twykenham, Thystelworth, Wytton, Heston, Hounselowe, and Warton, Middlesex. 27 May 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by the earl of Hertford.
Vellum. Seal broken.
27 May. 1080. The Earl of Wiltshire.
Close Roll.
30 Hen. VIII
p. 1 No. 12.
Indenture 27 May 30 Hen. VIII. between Thos. earl of Wiltshire and Ormond and Sir Roger Cholmeley, serjeant-at-law, by which the Earl sells to Sir Roger and his heirs, for 150l., a messuage called Wrightys and lauds in Fulbourne, Camb., of the yearly value of 8l. 6s. 8d.
ii. Bond of 200l. given by the Earl for the fulfilment of the above indenture.
27 May. 1081. Art Guilhem de Lalana to Lord Lisle.
R. O. When last at Calais I had great desire to speak to you, but was unable, having to leave in haste pour lameur de la bone compainhie, and I had a packet for the French ambassador. Nothing has been done about the licence which you promised to give me by your man Master Housicr, and now he is out, but I have seen a letter you wrote to him to let me have it. I would rather, however, have my money than the said licence, because I do not expect to have much wine this year. I beg you therefore to pay what you owe me to my servant the bearer, for I am in debt to various merchants both here and in Calais. The sum is 15l. 2s. 4d. st. Reminds Lisle that he promised him a horse. London, 27 May 1538. Signed,
Fr., p.2. Add.
27 May. 1082. Princess Mary to [Cromwell.] (fn. n2)
Otho C x.
B. M.
Sylloge, 139.
Thanks his Lordship for his gentle and friendly letter received on Sunday last, for his diligence, to further her in the King's favour, and for his wise and friendly counsel to eschew things whereby she might seem to give any other occasion than should be expedient' for her. Protests she would rather suffer bodily pain than lose any jot of the King s favour. As to the lodging of strangers that he writes of, fears it has been reported to the worst, but promises to refrain altogether from doing so in future. Begs him to continue to counsel her. Richemont, 27 May.
Hol., mutilated, p. 1. A mere fragment remains.
27 May. 1083. Battle Abbey.
R. O.
Rymer, xiv.
Surrender of the monastery and till its possessions in cos. Suss., Kent, Hants, Devon, Warw., Norf., Suff., Essex, Berks, Oxon., Wilts, Camb., and elsewhere in England and Wales and the marches thereof. 27 May 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by John the abbot, Ric Saleherst, prior, and 17 others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 9.]
Seal good.
Enrolled [Close Roll, p. 1, No. 22], as acknowledged same day, before Ric. Layton, elk.
R. O. 2. Pension list for John Hamonde. abbot (who has 100l. a year), and 17 others of Battle Abbey. Signed by Cromwell.
P. 1. See Dugdale's Monasticon, iii. 254.
3. Memoranda of certain lands belonging to the late abbey of Battle, viz. :— The manor of Allcyston, let to Thomas à Woodd by convent seal for 99 years, at 61l. 17s., a tile house thereto belonging, let to Ric. Beldam for 40s.; the manor of Alfryston, whereof Ric. à Mylton is farmer, and pays 73s. 4d.; the manor of Lullington, whereof John Plaisted is farmer, and pays yearly 16l. 11s. 8d.; the rent called Lullington rent, gathered by John a Broke, worth 19l. 8s. 9d. a year, the manor of Cloppam, in the parish of Lullington, whereof John a Broke is farmer, and pays 6l. 13s. 4d.; a certain old place with tenements, and a water mill in the parish of St. Toulis (St. Olaves), in Southwark, worth 31l. 12s. 8d. a year.
P. 1. Endd.
27 May. 1084. Sir John Gage and Dr. Ric. Layton to [Cromwell.]
Cleop. E. iv.
B. M.
Have taken the assurance for the King, and cast their book for the despatch of the monks, which will amount to 100l. The household stuff and vestments are the poorest ever seen in any abbey or priory, and will fetch very little. -Ask for 100l. by bearer, and they will try and make up the rest. The plate is worth over 400 mks., and there is no great store of cattle. Batell Abbey, 27 May. Signed.
P. 1. Begins: These shall be to advertise your Lordship.
27 May. 1085. Richard Layton, Priest, to Wriothesley.
R. O.
Ellis, 3 Ser.,
iii. 204.
So beggary a house I never see, nor so filthy stuff. I will not 20s. for all the hangings in this house, as the bearer can tell you. The revestry is the worst and poorest that is. There is one cope of crimson velvet, somewhat embroidered, one of green velvet, embroidered, and two of blue, rusty and soiled. If you wish any of these, send me word, and you shall have the best, but so many evil I never see, the stuff is like the persons. I pray you help to despatch this bearer, for I can do nothing till his coming, Batell, 27 May."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the right worshipful Mr. Wrysley. Endd.
27 May. 1086. Woburn Abbey.
R. O. Petition of Laurence Bloinham to Henry VIII. The first time he was sworn, did not kiss the book, but was passed over by reason of much company. Afterwards said unwisely that he was not sworn, but has made his oath at other times and written his name. Has sometimes been in trouble of mind, and said he wished he had never been sworn. Has sometimes spoken against the bp. of Rome and sometimes with him, and by reason of a foolish scrupulous mind, has said that if he had not forsaken the bp. of Some, he never would. Is now put out of doubt of the truth by the instruction of lord Privy Seal.
Hol., p. I. Headed: xxvij Maii. Endd. : The first confession of dan Laurence Blomham, monk of Woburn.
27 May. 1087. Bishop Roland Lee to Cromwell.
R. O. I take the bearer, the abbot of Combermere, to be my friend, for his gentle entertainment of me and other of this Council. I desire your favour in his suits to your Lordship. Chester, 27 May. Signed: Roland Co. et Lich.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Sealed Endd.; bp. of Chester.
27 May. 1088. Sir Thos. Clifford to Cromwell.
R. O. Sends Cromwell's two servants, of whom he lately advertised his Lordship when with him, by his own servant the bearer. Perceives by the latter's report that from their arrival there they have been of honest con versation, and perceives himself that. they are sorry for their negligent departing from Cromwell's service. Berwick Castle, 27 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add,: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
27 May. 1089. [Lord Lisle] to Earl of Southampton.
R. O. I have received your letter from Havering, at the Bower, of the 20th inst., and perceive your Lordship has not forgotten me, for which I thank you. As it pleases the King that I shall have the keeping of the pinnace for his Grace's service here, I desire to know where the costs of the same are to be levied. I expected to have seen your Lordship long ere this; howbeit when it shall be the King's pleasure, no man alive shall be gladder to hear of it than I; for I assure you, I do live a worse life than the poorest soldier in Calais. Calais, 27 May. Not Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Earl of Hampton, High Admiral.
27 May. 1090. Guillaume Le Gras to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I have received your letter of the 29th April by the son of Mr. Gressam of London, who is at the College. If he had been with Mons. Bekensal your son James would have seen him frequently. I shall not neglect to send your said son to see him as you desire. You desire me to let your son return with the ambassador Mons. de Wicestre (Gardiner), which 1 will do, and will inform you by the first messenger of what I have paid for him. I hope you and Madame will be satisfied with his progress. I send by the bearer Guillaume Portier, a pair of gloves which I have made of the skins you sent There are a dozen more pairs, and there also remain a dozen more skins which I did not wish to use till I knew that the gloves gave satisfaction Paris, 27 May 1538.
Be good enough to instruct your solicitor in England about my debtor."
Hol., Fr., p. 1.
27 May. 1091. Guillaume Le Gras to Lady Lisle).
R. O. I take the opportunity of this bearer to write news of your son James. He is well and in my house, and when Mons. de Wicestre shall pass, he shall go with him to see you, as my lord Deputy has written to me. You write to ask me not to be displeased at the complaint Master James made to you. I am not displeased, because I know young children love liberty better than subjection, and I quite understand that you do not blame me. I have received the sprats as I wrote to you. Those that came for Mons. de Wicestre, as I had no means of forwarding them to him, I delivered to Mons. Beskanssal. The remainder I have given presents to Mr. James's master and to other friends. Paris, 27 May 1538.
Pray remind my lord Deputy of my debt from Baptiste de Cassigny.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
27 May. 1092. James Basset to Lady Lisle.
R O She has informed him that his brother and his sister Francis have received his letters. We are daily expecting Mons. de Vinchestro. Paris, 27 May.
Hol., fr., p Add. : Madame la Debitis de Callais, a Calays.
28 May. 1093. Sir Richard Ryche and Walter Hendle to Joiin Skydmore.
Add. M.S.
11,041, f. 24.
B. M.
He is to deliver to John Colyer sufficient timber for the building of a plain house late in the said John's tenure which has been burned; to be taken from the King's woods of Trentham by the oversight of you and Richard Hasels, one of the King's tenants there. 28 May. Signed.
Add. below; To Mr. John Sckydmore, the King's Highness'receiver of the suppressed lands in the county of Staff.
28 May.
R. O
1094. [Sir] William Drury to Wriothesley.
According to my lord Privy Seal's commandment T have sent up to him one Dr. Pelles, accused of words of treason, with his accusers and the depositions. I beg you will get my servants shortly discharged of them as you know they be ill stuff to keep. Hausted, Tuesday, 28 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Master Wrysley, one of the King's most hon. Council. Endd.
29 May. 1095. Bishop Stokesley.
Rex Roll,
30 Hen.
VIII. Rot.
On Wednesday after five weeks of Easter, John Baker, attorney general, brought forward a bill on the King's part against John Stokesley, bishop of London, dated 29 May, accusing him of violations of statutes of 16 Ric. II. and 28 Hen. VIII., in having executed a bull of Pope Martin V., setting forth the rules of the Augustinian Order of sisters and brothers of St. Saviour of Sion, dated Florence, 7 Id. April, pont. II., sc.—That on 5 Feb. 28 Hen VIII., he took the professions of Thos. Knotton as a brother priest of the monastery of St. Saviour and St. Mary the Virgin and Bridget of Sion, and of Thos. Godfrey as a lay brother under the obedience of John Copynger, then general confessor of that monastery, attributing authority to the see of Rome and to the present bishop of Rome, at Sion, Midd.; on which occasion he performed various papistical rites and superstitions, such as the blessing and exorcising of vestments, cowls, mantles, &c.; and afterwards, 21 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII., took the profession of John Grene as a brother priest of the same monastery under the obedience of John Copynger, then general confessor, in accordance with the same bull, with like ceremonies ; and afterwards, 4 March 29 Hen. VIII., he took the professions of Ant. Sutton and John Howell as brother priests of the same monastery, under Copynger's obedience, with like ceremonies. And further that Agnes Jordan, abbess of the said monastery, Marg. Delye, sister and nun there, John Copynger, general confessor, David Cursen, brother of the same monastery, —— (blank), of London, elk., —— (blank), of the same, elk., and —— (blank) of the same, elk., were accessories to these acts of John bp. of London, Thos. Knotton, &c, on the said 5 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII., and 27 Aug. and 4 March 29 Hen. VIII.
And the said Bishop comes, in custody of the marshal, and, on hearing the premises, says that he cannot deny the bill but acknowledges himself guilty and throws himself on the King's mercy; whereupon the King's Serjeants at law and the said King's attorney demand judgment. Day given to the Bishop to appear, in custody of the marshal, on Saturday after the morrow of Ascension Day. Ric. Harryyong of Shoreditch, Win. Goddard of the same, John Stokkerjekell, of London, gent., Thos. Graf ton, of London, draper, Thos. Walker, of the same, merchant, and Hen. Pepwell, of London stationer, are bail for the Bishop, each in 500 mks., the Bishop himself in 10,000 mks. Day again given to the Bishop, in the custody of the marshal, to Monday in the quinzaine of St, John the Baptist; on which day the Bishop appeared, in custody of the marshal, and being asked what he had to say why judgment should not be passed upon him, produces a pardon from the King, cited at full length, dated 3 July 30 Hen. VIII.; on which he is dismissed.
Latin. Four membranes written on both sides.
[29 May.] 1096. John Bp. of London to Cromwell.
R. O. I have this day recognised the bill and submitted myself to the King's mercy. You know what pains I took to persuade them of Syon to renounce the bp. of Rome, and at every profession since the late statutes I have caused them to takethe oath according thereto, with certain words of exception of the King's prerogative, and the laws and customs of the realm. Notwithstanding I have yielded myself to this extreme danger that I may not be seen to contend with my Sovereign.
I beg your intercession for me, in accordance with your promise on Passion Sunday last. I shall keep my promise to you on Passion Sunday, though my rude tenant did meddle with part of the woods supposed to be copyhold, without my knowledge. Paule, the common servitor to the brethren of Syon, certified me that you granted to the father confessor there, on the departure of the irreligious, to take in more. He is reckoned a very good man, and I doubt not will testify to it upon a book. Mr. Bedle told me as much of your pleasure here at the Rolls, but he is departed and cannot be called to witness. I would not speak this day hereof for I wist not how you would take it. London, Ascension Even.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, Privy Seal. Endd
29 May. 1097. Cranmer to Cromwell.
R. O.
C.'s. Letters
In favour of John Tamworth, (fn. n3) the bearer. After the death of Thos. Tamworth, an office was found before the escheator of Lincolnshire, (fn. n4) that he was seised of a mese and 58 ac. of land in Leeke, the true inheritance of the bearer. Thomas Tamworth's heir is the King's ward and in the custody of Sir Wm. Musgrave and his wife Elizabeth, by virtue of letters patent to the said Elizabeth, who has taken possession of the above and 40 ac. more belonging to the bearer. Being told that the office cannot be traversed during the ward's minority, this poor gentleman sued to the master of the King's Wards, who issued a commission to inquire into the matter, but owing to one Thos. Browne, no certificate has yet been made. Asks him to order Browne to make certificate or else to hare the matter heard by his counsel. Croydon, 29 May. Signed.
John Tamworth is a near kinsman of Cranmer's.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
29 May. 1098. William Popley to Wriothesley.
R. O. Begs him to prefer Richard Palmer, brother of Mr. Porter of Calais, to my good lord and master to be surveyor and receiver of the temporalities of the bpric. of Hereford. He will recompen.se your pains taken therein. At my poor house, 29 May.
Hol., p, 1. Add. Endd.
29 May. 1099. Hans Holbein.
See Grants in May, No. 65.
30 May. 1100. Charles V.
Add. MS.
28,590, f. 175.
B. M,
Instruction and power given to the Comendador Giron to be overseer of the Armada. Villafranca de Niça, 30 May 1538.
Instructions for carrying out, in Genoa and Naples, the Emperor's part of the agreement with the Pope and Venetians for an enterprise against the Turk.
Spanish, pp. 8. Headed as above. Modern copy from the Archives of Simancas.
31 May. 1101. Castillon to Francis I.
Kaulek, 51. [London] 31 May:—On Sunday, 26th inst., received his letters of the 14th, and went to Greenwich to communicate the substance to the King, who has been sending him presents, such as a stag, a deer, or great artichokes from his gardens. The King, who is very ceremonious, even on feast days, made him a great reception en demy parade. After hearing the letters, he said he had heard as much from Brian, to whom he had replied, so as not to lose time. Found him less obstinate than usual, for as to the promise which he alleged so much that Francis had made him by letter, he remitted, more graciously than he is wont, the interpretation to Francis, saying that if Francis intended it in the way he told Henry's ambassadors (ses gens), he has nothing more to reply, and was quite satisfied. Castillon believes he is still troubled at having sent Francis a truncated (tronguè) copy of a letter, taking only what made for him, and omitting what made for Francis. About that he is silent now. Told him his Council gave a reply neither reasonable nor reciprocal as regards the Pope and Emperor, and he did not say what aid he would give in the event of war. He said he would willingly give aid if the peace which was preparing were broken on his account, but otherwise, no. Thought then that when all was done for him, it was to be feared he would seek occasion to say that the war was not on his account: asked him, however, what aid he would give if the peace was broken out of friendship for him, for whereas the war had been with the"Emperor alone, it would then be with both Pope and Emperor, who were as one. He remained quiet, and said that tomorrow, when he had thought and consulted over it, he would say.
Next day the lord Privy Seal, who was hurt in one leg, sent for him to come to his lodging in order to communicate the King's answer. He was more gracious and more amiable towards France than Castillon ever found him—indeed the King, his master, had lectured him (luy avoit chantè quelque chanson). He said his master was determined to remain Francis' best brother, true friend, and perpetual ally, and that one of his greatest regrets was that he had not been able to have Madame de Longueville; but if Francis offered him others in recompense (as Castillon has done a hundred times) there was no place where he would so willingly marry, and if Madame's sister were as he had described her to the King, and Francis would, in return for his speaking to the Emperor about the marriage of Orleans and Madame Mary, deliver him Madamoiselle de Guyse as his own daughter (so as to do her the more honour), he would be much pleased, and might more readily condescend.
Replied that as for honours, Francis paid so much honour to the house she came of that he would not refuse them, to a future queen of England; but Castillon thought it unnecessary to go beyond her rights. He questioned Castillon rather closely as to the amount of her dowry, but made no further remark on the subject.
Afterwards asked him about the mutual aid. He found it difficult to answer, intending, as it seemed, to say little. He quoted a treaty his master had made with the Sieur de Pommeraye, which declared that if either should require an aid, the other should aid him with 1,500 or 1,600 men at sea at the cost of the requirant, and said his master in recompense would convert this aid at sea into an aid of 4,000 archers at his own expense to serve four months, without counting their going and returning, which would be two months more. Replied it would be but little if he spoke of 6,000 for six months. He said that what the King could do in reason he would do for his good brother; for it was passed in the Council that they should remain allies; but he spoke only of the defensive and not of the offensive, for they asked nothing of anyone; adding that he knew Castillon thought him opposed to this amity, but in reality he would assist it to his utmost, and that he begged Francis might be assured that Henry took this resolution, not from fear of the Pope or the Emperor, but because he preferred Francis for a friend to any other.
French extract.
*** A modern transcript is in R.O.
31 May. 1102. Castillon to Montmorency.
Kaulek, 54. [London], 31 May:— (fn. n5) Has gained the battle against the lord Privy Seal and done much to render him suspect for French affairs, as his letter to the King will show. You will see it is resolved to come over to us; and you have now at least the choice to take it or leave it. If you take it, I think we can get more out of him; but, as the said lord Privy Seal says, who would not now dare to show any other wish than his master's, these are good beginnings. Asks how to proceed. One of the most avaricious men in the world and the most afraid of disbursing is this King, who is resolved to live henceforth at his pleasure and to set such order in his kingdom that his successors shall be richer and better obeyed than his predecessors; in which the lord Privy Seal tient bien la main aux deepens du crucifix. There might still arise some uproar at it (en pourroit encores survenir quelque allarme). Now, with the discontent of the Pope (?) (fn. n6) and Emperor (?), (fn. n6) when affairs are well assured, means might be found to make him acquit the King of his pension and he would have to submit. This is only a suggestion of what might be gained by now taking his alliance; it is only reasonable to spur a lagging horse.
This King seems to hint at delivering Madame Mary, his daughter, to M. le marquis du Pont or M. de Vendosme. If he is to marry in France three or four must be put forward, but let them be of the best and such as Montmorency shall advise as well to M. Brian as in letters from the King to Castillon, who should also have portraits of those put forward. Good cheer should be made to Brian, who in his letters applauds the good treatment of his King's ambassadors, and if anything is to be debated he should be got to approve it, for his master sets much by his writings. He (Brian) has sent the writer a pony, which he will send to M. du Biez to forward to Chantilly. If he is told that Castillon has written of the King's regret at not marrying Madame de Longueville, and has urged that means should be found to bring it about, it will redouble his master's favour to Oastillon.
Today arrived here ambassadors of the duke of Saxony, Landgrave, and other German princes. My lord Privy Seal says they are not very well satisfied with the Emperor. Has not yet heard the cause of their coming.
Now that things are, thank God! well, he is much visited. Does his best, but unless Montmorency send his extraordinaries and wages he is likely to die under the load.
French extract.
*** A modern transcript, of the parts not in cipher, is in R. O.
[31] May 1103. William Griffith, prior of St. Katharine's [beside Lincoln] to Cromwell.
R. O. Begs favour. The bp. of Llandaff has confessed, before Cromwell, to having a chalice of gold and a pair of censers belonging to the writer, which be worth a great deal of money. Will give Cromwell 100 mks. out of the same and the rest shall pay his debts to the King and others. Friday next after the Ascension.
P.S.—I pray I may speak with you before the prior of Sempyngham comes. It shall be for the King's advantage.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.: Ascen. Maii.
31 May. 1104. Robert Bransetcjr to Pate.
R. O. Thanks him for his letters of the 29 March. Is sorry not to have satisfied him by his first letters. The words spoken by Mr. Dingley at table openly in Pate's house at Genoa, (fn. n8) in presence of Mons. de Bridan and Memoransie, viz., If anything should fortune to the King otherwise than good in this insurrection, then lady Mary, the King's daughter, might marry with the marquis of Exeter's son and so they to enjoy the realm. Reported these words, not as a discloser, for they were said openly and not in secret manner as Pate suggests, but that he might admonish him to take better heed. Sees no malice in the communication under the circumstances, and cannot testify otherwise. As to the assurance you give me of the King's kindness and his desire for my service, I am constrained to ask pardon as I have so long served the Emperor, with whom I desire leave to continue. Villa Franca, 31 May. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Master Richard Pate, archdeacon of Lincoln. Endd.: Brancetour concerning Dingle.
R. O. 2. Another copy. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. as above. Endd.
— May.
R. O.
1105. John Bernard to Lord Lisle.
Sends him a dozen cramprings, six for my Lord and six for my Lady. Has got one buck ready in Kent near the sea, which John Gought will take over with him. Trusts before grece time pass to get your Lordship more flesh. Mr. Hosy has been very diligent in your service, but you know that a time must be tarried, and in conclusion he hath brought them well to pass. Reminds him or his promise to be good to his kinsman, Ric. Swynden, of Calais.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: my lord Lyle, Debyte of Cales. Endd.: wretyn in Maye.
— May
Wilkins, in.
1106. Injunctions of John [Voysey] Bishop of Exeter.
Given to the clergy of his diocese upon his late ordinary visitation finished in May 30 Hen. VIII.
That all having cure of souls do every Sunday declare in English, or in Cornish where English is not used, all or part of the epistle or gospel of that day, or else the Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Creed, and Ten Commandments, as interpreted in the book called The Institution of a Christian Man, declaring especially the second and fourth commandments, for want of true knowledge whereof it is thought many of the unlearned people of the diocese have been blinded, following their own superstitious fancies, and omitting to do the works of mercy and other acts commanded in Holy Scripture. Also every curate, the Sunday after the publication of this, and thenceforward as least once a quarter shall, in his preaching, set forth the King's Supremacy, and utterly abolish the usurped power of the bishop of Rome. The prayers in their sermons to be observed as has been devised now of late by the King and his prelates. No curate to permit any person, secular or regular, to preach unless he show the King's licence or the Bishop's. Warns all having cure of souls to be resident upon their benefices before I Dec. next, or else, if they have sufficient cause to be absent, to present to the Bishop or his vicar-general sufficient deputy curates. All proprietaries of parish churches to make the yearly distributions to the poor to which they are bound, and if the receipts exceed 20l. the said proprietaries to cause a sermon to be made once a quarter in the church at his own expense. All chantry priests, soul priests, and other stipendiaries to avoid idleness by teaching the children of their parishes their Pater Noster, Ave Maria, Creed, Ten Commandments with the seven works of mercy in English or Cornish. Curates to examine youths in the premisses before admitting them to the sacrament of the altar, and to present the names of those found ignorant or negligent at the next seane to be kept after Easter. Curates to do their utmost to settle any discord among their parishioners. Every one of the clergy to procure a copy of the King's injunctions lately given to them by Dr. Tregunwell in the late royal visitation. Curates, especially within the archdeaconry of Cornwall, to exhort their parishioners that at the death of their friends they have no solemn night watches or drinkings, whereof ensue many offences and slanders, and generally to abstain from such foolish customs not grounded in Holy Scripture. All the clergy to have, before All Saints Tide next, the New Testament both in Latin and English, and daily to confer together at least a chapter of the same. Exhorts them also to learn every day a part of it by heart, and to avoid taverns, alehouses, or suspicious places, and the playing at dice, cards, tables, or any other damned or unlawful games. Curates to exhort their parishioners to make no privy contracts of matrimony whereof often ensues inconvenience; but that it be done in the presence of at least two or three honest men.
1107. Thomas Pope to Cromwell.
R. O. About half years past at Nete I was a suitor for your favour touching land of 8l. a year which I bought of one Billyng, a young gentleman of Oxfordshire, who then, at the procurement of two or three gentlemen of my country, began to molest me, alleging he was within age at the sale, though he had sworn before the lord Chief Justice of Common Pleas, when he acknowledged a fine (fn. n9) for the assurance of the same, that he was of full age. He now goeth about to trouble me. I beg your favour, if any suit be made to your Lordship. Billing himself sued to me to take the lands. He was married and had children, kept house, bargained and sold, and was at least 22 years old. Begging pardon for my bold writing; Mr. Wriseley can advertise you of this matter, to whom give credence. Would have come myself, but this morning one of my servants died of the plague in my house in London, and I am fled from thence. London, this Tuesday.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
1108. Friars of Winchester.
R. O. Inventory of the stuff of the Austin Friars of Winchester, appraised by Master Burkyn, alderman, and Master Knyght, at the mayor's assignation, by the sight of the King's visitor.
Four great candlesticks, 2 small, a stop, and copper cross, above 1½ cwt., 6s. 8d. Wm. Alen, beer-brewer, axeth for beer 4 altar clothes, 2s. 8d. A myeter, 1d. 2 small crosses covered with silver, 3s. 4d. A suit of green, wanting an alb, 5s. 8 vestments with their albs, 20s. Kitchen utensils, &c. Total, 5l. 7s. 9d.
Note by the bp. of Dover:—Debts, 27s. The house and 72 oz. of plate are in the hands of Mr. Knyght. Signed by the Bishop.
P. 1.
R. O. 2. Similar inventory of the stuff of the Black Friars of Winchester.
Five copes for men and 2 for children, 12s. Suits of dun silk, white camlet, white bustyan, and red and blue silk. A painted cloth for the Rood, 12d. A pair of organs, 5s. An altare of needlework, 10s. Bedding. Hangings and tester in the provincial's chamber, 3s. Kitchen utensils, &c. Total, 9l. 15s. 2d.
Added by the bp. of Dover: The house and stuff and a chalice are in the possession of Master Artur Raby. Signed.
Pp. 2. Endd.
R.O. 3. Similar inventory of the Grey Friars at Winchester praised by Master Lurkyn (sic), alderman, and Master Knyght.
A pall and frontlet, 12d. 2 St. John's heads. 2d 2 wooden paxes 4d &c.
The Valans.—A pall and frontlet, 2d. 2 altar cloths, 6d. 2 candlesticks, 6d. Cloths, candlesticks, and cruets for St. Clement's and St. Francis' altar.
"In the Vestry.—18 corporasses. 3 sudories. A gold cushion, 20d. 5 suits of vestments, 2 single vestments of requiem, 3s., and other items. 6 bushels of wheat. A pair of old organs, 4s. Kitchen utensils, and bedding and other furniture in Master Denham's chamber. Total, 9l. 0s. 3d.
Added by the bp. of Dover: Debts, 16s. House and stuff in Knight's hands. Signed.
Pp. 2. Endd.
1109. Friars of Gloucester.
R. O. The inventory of the Black Friars in Gloucester, appraised by Thos. Bell the elder and Thos. Bell the younger, assigned by Master Mayor.
Twelve suits, red velvet, blue velvet, blue silk with golden beasts. White velvet with garters, black velvet with golden flowers, checker work, &c. Single vestments, 12 corporas cases, 2 frontlets, silks and cloths for the sepulchre, a pall for the hearse. Bedding in the chamber called rewares, the second bedchamber and the great chamber. Two bells in the steeple. The table of alabaster. Kitchen stuff. A pair of organs, 6s. 8s. A lamp in the choir. Total, 47l. 17s. 6d.
Added by the bp. of Dover.—Paid for plate at pledge, 10l. 6s. To the cook, 3s. 4d. To the Friars, 16s. 8d. Costs here, 12s. 6d.
The visitor has put into the hands of Thos. Bell, alderman, the house and ground, a broken cross, two broken chalices, a little pyx, the band of a maser, a censer and ship, and a chalice that belonged to the White Friars. Signed by the bp. of Dover.
Pp. 2. Endd.
R. O. 2. Similar inventory of the Grey Friars at Gloucester made by the visitor and Thos. Payn, alderman.
In the Choir.—3 altar cloths, very poor; the books of the choir of little value.
In the Vestry.—6 copes, of white damask with flowers, ray striped, and green silk. 6 vestments, white damask, silk, yellow, chequer work, black worsted, black, &c. 17 chasubles, one being blue taffeta with birds and lions. 3 albs and amices. 2 ragged altar cloths and other vestments. Many of them are described as poor.
The Library.—Many books of no value. Kitchen stuff and bedding. Bees, corn, tasyls, onions, and apples sold, and the servants and friars paid.
Delivered to Master Payn, by indenture, with 147½ oz. of plate. Signed by the bp. of Dover.
P. 1. Endd.
R. O. 3. Inventory of the White Friars of Gloucester appraised by Thos. Bell, alderman, and Thos. Bell, younger, and Lewas Lycence, and sold by the visitor, except a little chalice.
Vestments of white, blue, and red. A requiem vestment lacking an alb, an old banner cloth, 8 chasubles, 2 altar cloths, old and rent. Our Lady's coat. A cross, staff, and lamp. A pair of organs, 3s. 4d. A foot for the cross and a holy water stoup. Kitchen stuff and bedding. 2 small bells in the steeple. Total, 8l. 14s. 8d.
Paid to friars and for debts, &c., 3l. 19s. The house in custody of Thos. Bell, younger. Signed by the bp. of Dover.
P. 1. Endd.
1110. Wm. Aysshelegh to Henry VIII.
R. O. Petition showing that he is one of the Grooms of the King's Chamber out of ordinary, having been sworn at Greenwich seven years past by Sir John Gaige, then vice-chamberlain there. Was formerly servant to the duke of Buckingham at 7½d. a day, and so put to the King's service by Sir Edward Nevell. Sir John FitzJames, the lord Chief Justice, withholds from him and his wife Florence, daughter and heiress of Philip Tremayle, who died about the Conversion of St. Paul 11 Hen. VIII., the issues of certain lands late Tremayle's in Fedington, Echestok, Canyngton, Spaxton, and Northepetherton, Somers., value 20l. a year, and maintains Thos. Arundel, late of Sydbury, and Eliz. his wife and Wm. Arundel his son, to withhold the mansion of Oversonde and lands in Sydbury and Sydmouth, Devon, value 16l. a year, which also were Tremayle's. The Chief Justice and others claim these lands in both shires upon a false lease they had of one Stowell, who was indicted by felony, but discharged on the procurement of the Chief Justice. Petitioned the Chief Justice for eight years, but was refused. Complained then to the King at Elteham five years ago, and my lord Privy Seal undertook, with my lord Chancellor, to determine the case; so within four pleyis they were at an issue upon an indenture at Awstyn Friars in my lord Privy Seal's house there, which dependeth yet, gracious Lord, full piteously undetermined. His wife, the said Florence, and their children go a begging from door to door in Sydbury, and he himself is like to die of want. Desires that the lord Privy Seal and Chancellor may at this next Trinity (altered from Hilary) term at the coining of the Chief Justice see justice done, and not to permit petitioner's ears to be nailed to a pillory for claiming of his right in the premises, according as my lord Privy Seal hath promised him.
Mem, at end: The said lord Chief Justice is now come to London this present last term of Pascha, 30 Hen. VIII., and remains till Trinity term next.
Large paper, pp. 3, with long endorsement by the writer.
1111. Parson Laborne.
R. O. Petition to lord [Cromwell] from Nic. Barker, Thos. Browne, Ric. Hudsone, Thos. Notte, Jas. Banaster, John Storky, and others of the parish called Gracechurch, London, against their curate, Mr. Laborne, who preaches blasphemy and dissension. When he saw they intended to complain of him he gave warning in the pulpit that he would no longer tarry with them, and desired the parish to assemble one afternoon in the vestry to hear the causes why, of which the principal, or rather the whole sum, was that he feared they would complain of his preaching to your Lordship. This assembly was on a Sunday. On Friday after he called a new vestry in which the churchwardens announced that he would depart immediately; but finding they had a priest provided, ready with his Lordship's consent, to be inducted in his stead, and who would preach the gospel to their edifying, he now insists on remaining:.
P 1.
R. O. 2. Report of the words preached by Mr. Laborne, our curate of Gracechurch, sounding both of sedition and unchristianly and contrary to the injunctions of our Sovereign, which were heard by all in church; as Richard Hudson, John Storkye, Wm. Staun ——, (fn. n10) Chr. Smyth, Thos. Notte, Thomas Wyman, Thos. Brown, and others, will testify.
1. On Sunday before the Rogation days he begged the people to pray to saints, "for which, when he lacked Scriptures, he took these railing rather than edifying or Christian probations. That, saith he, is an evil servant for whom his master will do nothing. For an old dog, said he, is worth the whistling to, and when he is dead his skin is worth a penny" Thinks his meaning irreverent or blasphemous. If he alludes to prayer, he despises prayer, for deponent has heard the bp. of Worcester preach that saints departed cannot hear our prayers. Also, railing against young wits he said St. Austen landed in the Isle of Thanet with a cross of wood and a picture of Christ, and that then so wise men were as now be. Now all the doings of St. Austen, being the legate of a reprobate master, the Pope, were not commendable, and this seems to have been spoken out of grief to see the Rood of Ungrace and other broken in pieces of late at Paul's. On Trinity Sunday also he preached that Paul went about to prove predestination, but could not attain to it, so that he was driven in the end to say, O, the inestimable power of God! Here he misrepresented St. Paul, whose argument the writer explains.
Pp. 3. Endd.
1112. Diocese of Hereford.
Remains, 81.
(Parker Soc.)
Burnet, iv.
Injunctions given by Thos. abp. of Canterbury in his visitation of the diocese of Hereford, sede vacante, 1538.
1. That the clergy shall observe the King's injunctions. 2. That each of them have a whole Bible, or at least a New Testament, in Latin and English by 1 Aug. next. 3. That they shall daily study a chapter of the same, comparing the English with the Latin. 4. That they encourage the laity to read it, admonishing them not to be presumptuous in judging matters without perfect knowledge. 5. To stir their parishioners to do the works expressly commanded by God, teaching them that God will not ask account of others. 6. No friars to serve any cure without lawful dispensation. 7. None to be admitted to the Sacrament for the first time without having recited in church openly after mass the Paternoster, Creed, and Ten Commandments in English. Twice a quarter the obligations of matrimony to be declared, and parishioners exhorted to chastity and to avoid privy contracts.
1113. [Abbot of Whitby].
R. O. "Remembrances unto my lord Privy Seal."
In consideration of his age and feebleness, begs he may be allowed to resign on 40l. pension and have the cell of Myddylbrought, belonging to his monastery and worth 12l. rent, to find himself, his chaplain, and servants in meat and wages. Doctor Leghe need not come down unless to choose a new abbot.
"Sir, for God's sake, look that I nor my monastery take no harm. I desire that I may have all the goods of Myddlebrought.
P. 1. Endd. To my lord Privy Seal."
1114. Cheshire.
Harl. MS.
2,115 f. 88.
B. M.
Complaint of Thos. Aston, the King's attorney within his fee of Halton, parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster, in co. Chester, to the earl of Southampton; of the interference of Sir Piers Dutton, deputy to Sir Edw. Nevell, steward of Halton, with the courts called court baron, halmotes, and letes, by the appointment, about two years since, of John Dutton, Rafe Maninge, John Wright, Ric. Massy, and Lawrence Hatton, all his own servants, to keep the said courts. They have held all the courts within the last year without authority, and have bound Thos. Aston's friends to the peace without just cause. At a pretended leet holden before John Dutton, &c., on the eve of Palm Sunday 29 Hen. VIII., they altered a panel which
was returned before them, putting out the names of Peter Leicester, Thos. Dutton, John Venables, Jas. Massy, Rob. Carington, and six others, whereby a jury unlawfully sworn indicted the petitioner and Peter Aston, his son, with Alex. Burton, Rob. Marten, Will. Pickering, Geo. Hatcliffe, and Rob. Malbon, his servants, of hunting in Halton Park and riots not inquirable in any leets. They also at a "colored halmote" held before them on Tuesday (fn. n11) in the feast of St. Mark 30 Hen. VIII., altered another panel returned before them by Edw. Brereton, bailiff of the King, and added, without consent of the bailly of Halton, the names of John Malbon, John Gregge, Rob. Gardiner, and six others, friends and servants of the said Sir Piers, and were sworn with Ric. Plumpton and others that were returned by the bailiff. They also procured the arrest and imprisonment of petitioner and his friends in Halton castle till they were discharged on complaint to the King's Chamberlain of Chester. Rafe Manning, also, of mere malice, by command of Sir Piers, caused a court to be warned in the feast of St. Mark last, of which he gave privy notice to all Sir Piers' tenants, who assembled in riotous manner to the number of 300 and above in Halton, Endley Wood, and Norton, intending to have beaten and slain him if he had not received warning.
Modern copy, pp. 2. Close written.
1115. Grants in May 1538.
1. Sir Thos. Hennege. Grant, in tail, of the house and site of the dissolved abbey of Tupholme, Linc, the church, steeple, and church-yard, manors of Tupholme and Randley, Linc, and all other possessions of said late monastery, in Tupholme and Randly, in as full manner as John Akaster, the late abbot, held the same; with reservation of the rectories of Randly and Stirton; annual value 56l. 2s.
Also of the house or manor of Knayth, Linc, and the advowson of the parish church of Knayth, &c, lately belonging to Sir Thos. Darcy, of Templehurst, Yorks., alias Thos. Darcy, lord Darcy, attainted.
Also grant, as above, of the reversion and rent reserved upon a lease dated 7 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII., to John Hennage of Benyngworth, Linc, of the grange or farm called "le Towse," in Ludforth, Linc, and lands, &c., in Ludforth, Estwykham and Westwykham, Linc, belonging to the dissolved priory of Markeby, Linc; for 21 years; at 100s. rent. Del. Westm., 1 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
2. Tristram Tesshe. See Grants in May 1537, Vol. xii. Part I., No. 1330 (1), which is enrolled in the wrong year.
3. Francis Cokeyn and Dorothy his wife. Licence to alienate certain lands, &c, in Clappham, Surrey, to Michael Purefey and Humph. Cotton, and the heirs of the said Michael; to be regranted to the said Francis and Dorothy for the term of one month, with remainder to Francis Cokeyn and William Cokeyn, sons of the said Francis and Dorothy, in survivorship, with remainder to Thos. Cokeyn, s. and h. apparent of the said Francis and Dorothy, and the heirs of his body, with remainder in default of issue to the said Francis and Dorothy, and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder in default of issue to the right heirs of the said Dorothy for ever. Westm., 1 May. Pat. 30 Hen.VIII., p. 3, m. 7.
4. The priory of the cathedral of Holy Trinity, Norwich. Charter transforming it into a deanery and chapter. The present prior, Win. Castelton, to be dean, and Walt. Gryme alias Crowmer, Win. Harydans, Hen. Manuell, Edm. Drake alias Norwiche, and William Thurkyll alias Attilburgh, monks of the said house, and John Sarisburie, bishop of Thetford, to be prebendaries of the said cathedral, and Robt. Twhaytys, Stephen Roper alias Darsham, Thos. Leman, Robt. Bowgyn alias Woorsted, Robt. Benneys alias Catton, Francis Atmere alias Norwiche, Robt. Grene alias Trows, Robt. Stanton, Geo. Bawcham alias Hanwurth, Fras. Yaxley, John Sherene alias Kyrby, Thos. Jolye, Wm. Kegell alias London, Adam Barker alias Sloley, Botulph Parker, and Andrew Tooke, likewise monks, to be secular canons.
Also licence to the said Wm. Castelton to hold two, and each of the prebendaries and canons one, other benefice and be non-resident. Westm., 2 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 28.
5. "Sir Thos. Curwen. To be bailiff of the manor or lordship of Sherifhoton, and keeper and paler of the park there; on surrender of patent 22 Nov. 24 Hen. VIII. granting the same to Wm. Reskymer vice Laur. Ecclisfeld, dec. Del. Westm., 4 May 30 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 18.
6. Erasmus Krykenar (Kyrkenar on patent). To be the King's "brigendarius" vice John Gurre, deceased. Greenwich, 25 April 30 Hen. VIII. Del Westm., 4 May.—P.S. Enrolled inaccurately on Pat. 29 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 25. Rymer xiv. 581.
7.Matthew Boynton. To be chief steward of the possessions in cos. Line, and Yorks. in the King's hands by the attainder of Wm. Woode, late prior of Bridlington, with 6l. a year out of the issues and the appointment of an under steward. Hampton Court, 4 May 30 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Date of delivery illegible. Enrolled 5 May. Pat. 29 Hen.VIII., p. 5, m. 25.
8. John Foulbery, a sewer (dapifer) of the Chamber. To be bailiff of the lordship of Holme, in Spalding More, Yorks.; with a windmill and close called Hempe Close annexed, and fees of 3l. 0s. 10d. Hampton Court, 4 May 30 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Del. Westm., 6 May.
9. Thomas Hall. To be receiver-general of all possessions in cos. Linc., Notts., and Rutland, in the King's hands by the attainder of Ric. Harryson, abbot of Kirkested, Linc.; Matthew Makkerell, abbot of Barllings, Line; Adam Seddebarre, abbot of Jerveulx, Yorks.; Wm. Woodde, prior of Bridlington; Thomas lord Darcy, John lord Hussey, Sir Robt. Constable, Sir Fras. Bygod, Sir John Bulmer, Thos. Moigne and George Huddeswell; for life, with 40 mks. a year and 20s. per 100l. of the issues. Westm., 21 March 29 Hen. VIII.— P.S. Del. Westm., 6 May 30 Hen. VIII.
10. Ric. Pollard, King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer. Order to the collectors of customs and subsidies of tunnage and poundage in the port of London to pay him the arrears of the annuity of 40 marks granted to him by pat. 23 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII., from the date of the said patent. Westm., 8 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VlII., p. 2, m. 3.
11. Edw. Rogers. Grant, in tail male, of the house and site of the late priory of Cannyngton, Somers., dissolved; the church, steeple, and churchyard of the said late priory; the manor, rectory, and advowson of Cannyngton, and all lands, &c. of the said priory in Cannyngton, Powlet, Stowey, and Fedyngton, Somers. Aunual value, 45l. 8s. 10d.; rent, 16l. 8s. 10d. Del. Westm., 8 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat.p. 2, m. 9.
12. John Hauchet, s. and h. of Wm. Hauchet, dec, and brother and h. of And. Hauchet, late s. and h. of the said Wm. Livery of all the possessions of the said Wm. in England, Calais, and Wales. Westm., 3 July 28 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 May, 30 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 9.
13. Sir Arth. Darcye. Grant in fee simple (in exchange for the manor of Grenesnorton, Northt., the forest of Whytleswod, Northt., and other possessions), viz., confirmation of the following lands, &c., granted to him in fee simple by indenture between the King and him, dated 28 May 27 Hen. VIII., viz.:—The site, circuit and precinct of the monastery of St. Mary Sawley, Yorks., dissolved; the lordships or manors of Staynforth, Langlif and Stanton, Yorks.; the manor and forest of Gisbourne, Yorks.; a moiety of the manor of Bolton, Yorks.; and an annual rent of 4l. 6s. issuing from the vill of Grynleton; three tenements in the vill of Brandford; one messuage or tenement in the vill of Chepyng, called Hellehurst; one messuage in Waddyngton, one in Wourston, one in Chatobourne, one in Downham; certain messuages, lands and tenements in Renyngton, a parcel of land in Gaisgill, and three messuage in Lytton; the grange of Barneby; two tenements in Rassemell; a cottage in Cottill; and certain messuages, lands and tenements in Pathern; a messuage in Newstune, and one in Swynden; the grange of Glingthorpe; a messuage in llklaye; certain parcels of land in Farneleaye; certain messuages, &c., in Halton, in the parish of Whitkirk; a pasture in Catterton, and certain messuages, &c., in Sledebourne; a messuage in Dutton; an annual rent of 12s. issuing from lands in Whitwourthe; another of 6s. 8d. from the receiver of Shydderhowe, Yorks., and the advowsons and rectories of Tadcaster and Gargrave, Yorks.; an annual rent of 53s. 4d., formerly due to the late abbot of Sawley by the abbot of Fornes for the tithe of corn of Wynterborne, in Gargrave, Yorks.; the grange of Sonderland, Lane.; and all other lands, &c., which belonged to the said late monastery of Sawley.
Also the manors of Stirton and Conyugethorp, and all other lands, &c, in Stirton, Conyngesthorpe, Ledes, Holbekke, Awstrop, Secrofte, Kirkestoll, Wyrkeley alias Wortelaye, Thornewell, and Morelaye, Yorks; which were parcel of the possessions of the late priory of Holy Trinity in co. city of York.
Also the grange called Scraston graunge; a messuage in Slapkyll; a messuage in Carlton; a messuage called Arundelhouse; a messuage in Caudbergh, Yorks.; and all lands, &c., in Scraston, Slapkyll, Carlton, Aroundelhouse, and Caudbergh, which belonged to the late abbey of Coverham, dissolved.
To hold by the annual rent of 25. 8s. 10d., as settled by an Act of the Parliament of 21 Hen. VIII. prorogued (27 Hen. VIII., c. 54).
Also grant to the said Arthur in fee simple of the manors of Stannesford and Langlyf;" a pasture in Smethall, in the lordship of Byrkyn; and all manors, lordships, messuages, &c., in Brundford alias Bradforth, Chepyng Helhurst alias Helhurst, Revyngton, Rownell, Cettyll (Settle), Pathorne, Sledborne, Clytherhoo alias Clyderoo, Todcaster, Ouxston, Hakyngley, Hedeley, Beylburgh, Smethall, Hedeley flatt, Clyfford, Wortley alias Workley, Churwell, Scraston, Slapegill and Carlton, Yorks. and Lane, belonging to the said late monasteries of Sawley and Coverham, and the said late priory of Holy Trinity. Del. Westm., 9 May 30 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 8, m. 9. Dated 3 May on Patent Roll.
14. Edm. Harman, one of the pages of the King's Privy Chamber. To have the annual rent of 24l. 13s. 4., paid by the burgesses of Ludlowe, for the fee farm of the borough, and all lands, &c., in Ludlowe (except the site of the castle there and a meadow called "Castell's Mede"), and in Staunton Lacy, which used to be in the charge of the bailiffs of Ludlowe; with arrears of said rent from the feast of SS. Simon and Jude, 29 Hen. VIII. Westm Palace, 9 May 30 Hen. VIII. Del Westm., 10 May. —P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 13.
15. Nich. Heythe, S. T. P. Presentation to the parish church of Shoram, Cant, dioc, void by death. Palace of Westm., 9 May 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 May.— P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 6.
16. Hugh Davy, a yeoman of the Guard Lease of the vessels called Shref vessels alias Shrefhales, and eight salt springs in Wiche, parcel of the lordship of Sallewarpe. Wore, and late in tenure of the bailiffs of Wiche; for 40 years from Michaelmas next; rent 6l. 13s. 4d. and 13s. 4d. increase. Westm., 10 May 30 Hen. VIII. Del Westm., 11 May.—P.S.
17. The town of Gloucester. Mortmain licence to the mayor and burgesses to acquire lands, &c., to the annual value of 50l., for the support of a free grammar school in the said town in accordance with the will of John Coke, late of the said town, deceased, and according to the agreement between them and Joan Coke, his widow and executrix; and also for the repair of the bridge and causeway between the said town and the town of Ovyr in co. of the town of Gloucester, and for the discharge of the other charges of the said town of Gloucester. Del Westm., 12 May 30 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 13.
18. Sir Arth. Dercye. Licence to alienate the manor of . . . . . . thorp alias Conysthorpe, Yorks., to John Thorpe and Eliz. his wife, and the heirs and assigns of the said John for ever. Westm., 12 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. , p. 8, m. 27.
19. The Cistercian priory of St. Mary, Kyrkleys, Yorks. Exemption from suppression. Cecilia Topclyff, professa of the Cistercian order, to be prioress. Del. Westm., 13 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
20. Hen. Wentworth. Lease (by advice of Sir John Daunce, John Hales, and Ric. Pollard) of the rectory of Mountenesyng, Essex, parcel of the suppressed monastery of Thoby, Essex, and in the King's hands by the attainder of Thomas, cardinal of York; for 21 years; at 18l. 13s. 4d. , and 6s. 8d. increase. No date. Del. Westm., 13 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
21. Thos. Evans, the warden or master of the fraternity of St. Mary, Chepyng Sodbury, Glouc. Inspeximus and confirmation of pat. 16 May 30 Hen. VI., being a licence for the foundation and endowment thereof. Westm., 13 May. Pat. 30 Hen.VIII.,p. 5, m. 7.
22. Thos. Hurste, of Combe Bysset, Wilts, husbandman. Pardon for having killed Wm. Edmondys in self-defence, as appears by an inquisition taken at Combe Bysset, before John Mackys, one of the coroners in said co.; the said Thomas having been committed to the Marshalsea prison, as certified by Sir John FitzJames, Chief Justice of the King's Bench. Westm., 13 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 21.
23. Sir Thos. Audeley. Grant, in fee, of the site, circuit &c. of the late monastery of Walden, Essex, the manors of Walden Pounces, Matenys, Aylottys, Thunderley, Birden, and Mynchon, Essex, belonging to the said late monastery; the rectories and advowsons of Walden Magna, Waltham, Hiegh Ester, Arkesdon Magna, Chissell, Lyndesell, and Elsnam, Essex; the manor rectory, and advowson of Chipnam, Camb., with tithes, profits, &c., in Marcheforde, Dodyng, and Elme, in the Isle of Ely, Camb.; the manor of Hadley, Midd., and the rectories and advowsons of Edelmeton, Enfeld, and Southmymmes, Midd.; all lands, &c., in the city of London, belonging to the late monastery; the manor of Compton, Warw., and the rectory of Compton manor, Warw., belonging to the said late monastery; and the following annual pensions, viz.: 40s. issuing from the vicarage of Walden; 26s. 8d. from the vicarage of Magna Waltham; 13s. 4d. from the vicarage of Hiegh Ester; 20s. from the rectory of Parva Chesterford, Essex; 13s. 4d. from the abbey of Shipton, co.—— (fn. n12);4s. from the rectory of Aynowe, Northt.; 53s. 4d from the rectory of Thorley, Herts; 20s. from the rectory of Kyngham, Oxon, and 3s. in Edelmeton, Midd., payable by the prior of the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England; and the reversions and services, rents, and farms of all tenants, by lease and grant of William More, clk., suffragan bishop of Colchester, commendatory of the said monastery and the convent thereof, or of any of their predecessors; and all other possessions in cos. Essex, Camb., Herts, Midd., London, Oxon, Northt., and Warw., and elsewhere in England, belonging to the said late monastery; with liberties. Annual value, 372l. 18s. 1d.; rent of 37l. 5s. 10d. , by way of tenth. Further, release from the said annual rent and all payments for tenths and first fruits. Westm. Palace, 27 Mar. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., [14 May] 30 Hen. VIII.— P.S. (much mutilated). Pat. 30 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 26.
24. James Crestien, priest, a native of Floques, Rouen dioc., in the duchy of Normandy. Denization. Del. Westm., 14 May 30 Hen. VIII.— S.B. Pat. p. 8, m. 18.
25. Wm. earl of Southampton, Great Admiral of England. Grant in fee of the manor of Yoxhall and the advowson of the church of Yoxhall, Staff., the pastures called Carres, Newe close and Tenacurre, a water-mill and a pasture called Hall Orchard, and all other lands, &c., reputed parcel of the said manor. On surrender of pat. 30 June 5 Hen. VIII, granting the same to the said Earl (by the name of Wm. Fitz Williams) and Mabel Clyfford, now his wife, whom he was then about to marry, and the heirs male of their bodies, with remainder to the said William and the heirs male of his body. Westm. Palace, 9 May 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 17.
26. Monastery of Evesham. Restitution of temporalities on the election of Philip Hawford as abbot, vice Clement Lichefeld, resigned; the abbots elect of this monastery not requiring episcopal confirmation by virtue of privileges granted in Parliament 25 Hen. VIII. Westm., 15 May. Pat.p. 2, m. 5.
27. Sir Ric. Riche, Chancellor of the Court of Augmentation. Licence to alienate the manor of Brenthall, Essex, a tenement called Uphowse, and certain land, meadow, &c. in Boreham, Parva Waltham, Ferlyng, and Hatfeld Peverell, Essex, to John Tenderyng, yeoman, his heirs and assigns, by fine. Westm., 15 May. Pat. 30 Hen.VIII., p. 2, m. 5.
28. Rog. Thornton. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Nich. Thornton, dec. Del. Westm., 15 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat.p. 2, m. 6.
29. John Button, clk., King's chaplain. Presentation to the chapel or church of St. Peter within the Tower of London, with grant of an annuity of 10 mks.; on surrender of pat. 23 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII. of presentation to the said chapel vice John Ogden, dec. Del. Westm., 16 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
30. Salop:—Commission of Peace to Sir Thos. Audeley, C, Thos. duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Sir Thos. Crumwell, lord Crumwell, keeper of the Privy Seal, Wm. earl of Arundel, Geo. earl of Shrewsbury, Wm. earl of Southampton, R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, Walter lord Ferrers, Hen. lord Stafford, Sir Wm.Sulyerd, Sir John Porte, Edw.Mountague, King's serjeant-at-law, Sir Edw. Croftet Sir Wm. Morgan, Sir Wm. Thomas, Sir Ric. Brereton, Sir Robt. Nedham, Sir Thos. Hangmere, Sir Ric. Maynwaryng, Rog. Wygston, John Pakynton, John Vernon, John Russell, Rog. Corbet, Thos. Newport, Thos. Vernon, Thos. Holte, Wm. Yong, Ric. Hoorde, Adam Mytton, Thos. Bromley, Thos. Pygott, Jas. Leche, Ric. Walwyn, Ric. Hassall, Ric. Selman, Thos. Lee, Wm. Gatacre, Robt. Broke. Westm., 16 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. , p. 1 m. 3d.
31. Edw. Harrys. Lease of the prizes of ale brewed in the borough of Uske, S. Wales, parcel of the earldom of March; for the term of 21 years; at the annual rent of 53s. 4d. and 40d. newly approved. Del. Westm., 17 May 30 Hen. VIII.— S.B.b. Pat. p. 1, m. 16.
33. John Draner. Next reversion, after Edw. Skypwith, Walt. Challcott, Nic. Jackson or Roger Becke, serjeants-at arms, of an office of serjeant-at-arms with 12d. a day. Westm. Palace, 8 May 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 May.—P.S.
32. Anth. Wattson. Lease of the pasture called Standon Haye, Lanc, parcel of the demesne lands of the monastery of Whalley, Lanc, in the King's hands by the attainder of John, the late abbot, of high treason; with reservations; for term of 21 years; at the annual rent of 12l. 13s. 4d. Del. Westm., 17 May 30 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 8, m. 6.
34. Ric. Pymound, King's Remembrancer of the Exchequer. Lease of the lands and pastures called Hallelathes in the lordship of Sandall with the agistment, herbage and pannage of the park of Sandall in the lordship of Wakefeld, Yorks., parcel of the lands assigned by Parliament for the pay of the garrison of Berwick; with reservations; in as full manner as Sir Ric. Tempest lately held the same; for 21 years; at rents of 4l. for Hallelathes, 13s. 4d. for the agistment, &c., of the park, and 13s. 4d. anew approved. On surrender of pat. 22 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII., granting him a similar lease. Del. Wectm., 18 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 11.
35. "Walter Russell, one of the yeomen of the Crown. Lease of the manor of Fresch- water, in the Isle of Wight, Hants; with reservations; for 21 years; at 31l. 13s. 4d. rent, and 6s. 8d. of increase. Del. [Westm.], 18 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 8, m. 5.
36. Thos. Cornwall. Licence to alienate the manor of Fayersted, Essex, to Thos. Morton, clk., and John Elleys and their heirs; to be regranted to the said Thos. Cornwall and Joan his wife, and the heirs of the said Thos. for ever. Westm., 18 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. , p. 3,m. 8.
37. Sir John Russell, comptroller of the Household. Grant in fee of the manor in Lamwath, alias the farm of Lamwath, Yorks., and all lands, &c., in Lamwath, which came to the King's hands by the attainder of Edw., late duke of Buckingham; with the issues from 13 May 13 Hen. VIII., when the said Duke was attainted. Del Westm., 20 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Fit. p. 3, m. 14
38. The same. Grant in tail mail of the manor of Duddyngton, and all lands, &c., in Duddington, Northt., which belonged to Francis Lovell, late viscount Lovell, attainted, with all the issues since the death of Sir Edw. Guldeford who held the same of the King's gift. Del. Westm., 20 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 14.
39. Sir John Russell, knight of the Royal Body. Reversion in tail male of the manors of Haverell and Hersham and the manor of Helyon Haverell, Suff., which came into the King's hands by the attainder of Edw. late duke of Buckingham, granted by pat. 25 May 15 Hen. VIII. to Sir Richard Jernyngham, knight of the Royal Body, and Anne his wife and the heirs male of the body of the said Sir Ric, who is now deceased without such heirs, the said Ann surviving. Del. Westm., 20 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat.p. 3, m. 14.
40. Robt. Norton, one of the yeomen of the Guard. Lease of the fishery on either side of the river Trent, Yorks. and Linc, viz., from Trent Fall to Stokbrie alias Birkerdiche, for 7 years, at. 20s. new rent. Del. Westm., 20 May 30 Hen. VIII—S.B.b. Pat. p. 8, m. 6.
41. Hugh Whalley. Lease of the King's lands in Donton Bassett, Leic.; the rectory of Donton, with tithes of corn, &c., and the rectory of Ragdale, Leic.; parcel of the lands of the late priory of Canwall, Staff., suppressed and in the King's hands by the attainder of Thos. archbp. of York; for 21 years, at rents of 65s. for the lands in Donton, 8l. 6s. 8d. for the rectory of Donton, 33s. 4d. for the rectory of Ragdale, and 2s. of increase. Del. Westm , 20 May 30 Hen. VIII. —S.B. b. (Endd.: The parsonages of Rakedale and Donton Basset). Pat. p. 8, m. 6.
42. Nich. Wylson, S.T.P. Presentation to the deanery of Wynberne Mynster, void by the forfeiture of Reginald Pole. Coptehall, 13 May 30 Hen. VIII Del. Westm., 20 May.—P.S.
43. James Baker. Pension of 4d. a day for life. Del. Westm., 20 May 30 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 1.
44. Sir Thos. Audeley, the lord Chancellor. Licence to alienate the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Longe Compton alias Compton Manour, Warw., &c., to Thos. the abbot and the convent of St. John the Baptist, Colchester. Also licence to the said abbot and convent to alienate the manor of Rye, with appurtenances, in Leyer de la Haye, Essex, and all their lands in Leyer de la Haye; the manor of Gossebekks, in Stanweye, Essex, and the lands in Stanwey which John Clampe now holds to farm; and the wood lying in Shrebbe opposite Gossebekks, viz., between the wood of Sir John Raynesforth, parcel of Olyver's, on the one side, and the highway leading from le Beken on the other; one end abutting on the highway from Colchester to Stanwey, and the other on a waste which Emma Sayer, widow, claims for her commons; to the said Sir Thomas Audeley in fee. Del. Westm., 20 May 30 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 4.
45. Sir Thos. Audeley, Chancellor. Licence to alienate the manor, rectory, and advowson of Chipnam, Camb., belonging to the late monastery of Walden, Essex, and in the King's hands by gift of Wm. More, clk., bishop suffragan of Colchester, commendatory of the said late monastery and the convent thereof; to John Bowles, in fee, by fine. Westm., 20 May. Pat. 30 Hen.VIII.,p. 5, m. 13.
46. John Rede, keeper of the Wardrobe at Westminster. Lease of the manor or lordship of Sylkston, Yorks., in the King's hands by the attainder of Thomas lord Darcy; except a messuage, garden, and certain closes (named) already granted to John Swyfte, and certain liberties, &c.; for 21 years; at 15l. 15s. 10d. rent. Del. Westm., 21 May 30 Hen. VIII—S.B.
47. Leonard Warcopp alias Karlill, one of the officers at arms. Lease of a chief messuage in Bolland, Yorks., parcel of the possessions late of Sir Stephen Hamerton, attainted, late in the tenure of John Proctour, and now in the King's hands by the death of Eliz., late wife of the said Stephen; with reservations; for 21 years; at rents of 13l. 6s. 8d. for the chief messuage, 10s. for the mill, and 20s. of increase. Del. Westm., 21 May 30 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 7.
48. Hen. marquis of Exeter. Wardship and marriage of Wm. Hody, s. and h. of Ric. Hody, dec, during the minority of the said Wm. Del. Westm., 22 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 8, m. 15.
49. Robt. Constable. Lease of a chief messuage, 11 boyates of land, 1 acre of meadow in le Kirke Garth, a croft called le Gresse Garth, and the tithe of corn and hay there, a pasture called le Shepegate in Speton, and five acres of meadow thereto adjoining; all which are parcel of the lands of the late priory of Bridlyngton, Yorks., and now in the King's hands by the attainder of the late prior; with reservations; for 21 years; at the rent of 12l. 16s. 2d. Del. Westm., 23 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B.b. Pat. p. 8, m. 3.
50. John Skot, clk. Presentation to the vicarage of Islington, Norwich dioc, void by death and in the King's gift by the suppression of Blackborough monastery. Addressed to —— (blank), bp. of Norwich. Del. Westm., 24 May 30 Hen. VIII.— S.B.
51. Chas. duke of Suffolk. Licence to alienate the manors of Desnyng alias Desenyng, Shardeslowes in Cavenham, Cresseners, Talmages alias Talmities and Paschelowes, Suff., with advowsons, &c., to Sir Thomas Audeley, the lord Chancellor, in fee. Westm., 24 May. Pat. 30 Hen.VIII. , p. 3, m. 4.
52. Jerard Myner Jobo, a native of Ostedell in Friesland, in the Emperor's dominions. Denization. Westm., 25 May Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. , p. 6, m. 22.
53. Eliz. Englefeld, widow of Sir Thos. Englefeld, dec. Annuity of 20 marks issuing from the possessions in cos. Rutland, Warw., Kent, and Camb. or elsewhere in England, late of Sir Edw. Ferris, dec.; during the minority of Edward Ferris, kinsman and next heir of the said Sir Edward Ferris; with the wardship and marriage of the said Edward. Monastery of Waltham, 13 May 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 15.
54. John Okden. Licence to alienate the manor of Elyngham and certain land, &c., in Elyngham, Hants, to Philip Baskerdale and Henry Molyneux, their heirs and assigns for ever. Westm., 26 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. , p., m. 27.
55. Ric. Trees and Hen. Foux. Grant of the corrody of the monastery of Spaldinge, Linc, which John Frema[n, g]oldsmith, is willing to surrender. Del. Westm., 27 May 30 Hen. VIII—S.B.
56. Thos. Middelton. Reversion of the room of a spear of Calais, after his father John Middelton, who now holds one by the Deputy's gift. . Copthall, 13 May 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 May.—P.S.
57. Anth. Skynner. Lease of the manor of Claverdon alias Claredon, Warw., with all lands, &c., thereto belonging (except the site of the manor house and all demesne lands, &c., thereto belonging, and certain crofts, a cottage in the vill of Claverdon, which John Hamonde, the late vicar, held, a croft with an acre of land, late in the tenure of Thos. Walford, and other crofts, some of which were late in the tenure of the said Thomas, and others are now in the tenure of Rog. Walford of Claverdon, yeoman, with all deer in Claverdon Park, and all woods, wards, and marriages, &c.); which manor is parcel of Warrwycklands; for 21 years; at 17l. 6s. 11¼ d. rent, and 5s. increase: — On surrender, by the said Anth. of pat. 15 July 9 Hen. VIII, granting a similar lease to Thos. Shirwyn, of Claverdon, Warw., yeoman, dec, whose widow and executrix, Alice, sold her interest in the premises to Geo. Throkmorton, who also sold his interest therein to the said Anth. Del. Westm., 27 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. b. Pat. p. 6, m. 21.
58. Salop:—Commission to Sir Thos. Hangmere, John Vernon, Thos. Newport, and Wm. Gatagre, to hold inquisition p. m. on the lands and heir of Thos. Acton. Westm., 27 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 29d.
59. Commission [no county named] to Edw. Carne, Arnold Butler, and Edm. Turner, to hold inquisition, p. m. on the land and heir of Thos. Bawdripp. Westm., 27 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. , p. 5, m. 29d.
60. Edm. Gorge, the King's servant. To be bailiff of the manor or lordship of Portebury, Somers., with fees of 5 marks a year, and the herbage and pannage of the Hier and Nether parks; also custody of the mansion-house there and three gardens adjoining, called the Great and Little Conynger, and the King's fishery in the waters of the Severn, called the Lord's tide, Somers., in same manner as enjoyed by Sir Edw. Gorge; on surrender of pat. 28 May 17 Hen. VIII., granting the office to the said Sir Edward. Westm., 11 April 27 Hen. VIII. Del. 28 May 30 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
61. Sir John Russell, the King's Controller, and Sir John Horsey. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of chief steward, surveyor, receiver, and bailiff of the manors or lordships of Stoke-under-Hamden and Corymalet, Somers., and Dorset, late of Will. earl of Huntingdon, with the usual fees; on surrender of pat. 28 Aug. [20] Hen. VIII., granting the same to the said Sir John Russell alone, vice Sir Will. Compton, deceased. Westm., 23 Feb. 29 Hen. VIII. Del. 28 May 30 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
62. Thos. Cressy, of Magna Markham, Notts. Licence to alienate a messuage, land, &c., in Holtham and Conyngesley, Linc, to Thos. Foster and Wm. Foster, son of the said Thos., and their heirs for ever. Westm., 28 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 3.
63. Sir John Walloppe, one of the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber. Grant reserved upon the following leases by indentures:—
(1.) To Sir Win. Uvadale, 10 Oct. 28 Hen. VIII., of the house and site of the dissolved priory of Barliche, Somers., with lands, &c., in Barliche, Bury, and Lyncombe, and the oblations of the chapel of St. Mary Bury, &c., for 21 years; at 4l. 16s. 5½ d. rent. (2.) To Sir Hugh Paulett, 13 March 28 Hen. VIII., of the manors of Brompton and Bury, Somers., and More bath, Devon, parcel of the said late priory of Barliche; for 21 years; at rents of 23l. 7s. 10d. for Brompton and 34l. 0s 4d. for Morebath.
Also grant, besides the premises, of the said chapel of St. Mary, Bury. Also of the manor of Worlee, Somers., parcel of the late priory of Worspryng; and all manors, messuages, &c., in Brompton, Bury, and Worlee, Somers., and in Moreback, Devon, belonging to the aforesaid priories (except the meadows called Elmham mede and Worlee mede, which Edw. Fetyplace holds to farm, and the rectories, &c., in all the above places). Also the grange or farm &c. called Charke, in the parish of Rowner, Hants., belonging to the late monastery of Quarre, Hants. Del. Westm., 29 May 30 Her. VIII. S.B.—Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
64. James Langstreth. Lease of a moiety of one messuage called Sheplehouse, alias Marwodhagge, in Marwood Parcar; a close called Mosmorthfeld; and another called Mosse close, in the lordship of Castle Bernard, in the bishopric of Durham, late in the tenure of Christopher Briched; parcel of the lands assigned for the pay of the garrison of Berwick; with reservations; for 21 years; at rents of 30s. for the moiety of Sheplehouse, 6s. for Mosmorthfeld, and 20d. of increase. Del. Westm., 29 May 30 Hen. VIII. S.B. b.—Pat. p. 8, m. 5.
65. Hans Holbeyn, the King's servant. Licence to buy and export 600 tuns of beer. Del. Westm., 29 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
66. Sir Edm. Howard, lord Howard, and William lord Howard. Licence to alienate the manor called Lady Hall, alias Upper Hall, Essex, and all lands, &c., in Morton Shelley, Alta Laver, Parva Laver, and Bobyngworth, Essex, to Thos. duke of Norfolk, Treasurer of England, and Earl Marshal, his heirs and assigns for ever. Westm., 29 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 24.
67. Commissions of the peace.
Suffolk: (fn. n13) —T. archbp. of Canterbury, Sir Thos. Audeley, C, Thos. duke of Norfolk, Chas. duke of Suffolk, Thos. Crumwell lord Crumwell, Privy Seal, John earl of Oxford, in fee simple of the reversions and rents Robt. earl of Sussex, Wm. earl of Southampton, T. bp. of Ely, Thos. lord Wentworth, John abbot of Bury St. Edmunds, Sir John Baldewyn, Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir Chris. Willoughby, Sir Geo. Somersett, Sir Arth. Hopton, Sir Anth. Wyngfeld, Sir John Henyngham, Sir Thos. Tyrell of Gyppyng, Sir Humph. Wyngfeld, Sir John Willoughby, Sir Thos. Tay, Sir Wm. Rowse, Sir John Cornwales, Sir Wm. Walgrave, jun., Sir John Jernyngham, Sir Thos. Barnardeston, Sir John Wyseman, Anth. Rowse, Thos. Jermyn, Ric. Warton, John Sprynge, Lionel Talmage, John Sulyerde, John Gooderyke, Hen. Gooderyke, Geo. Colte, Phil. Barnand, Robt. Downes, Robt. Crane, John Harvye of Oulton, Robt. Rokewood, Robt. Broun, John Harman, jun., Edm. Lee, Wm. Reede, Thos. Danyell of Sudbery, John Southwell, Hen. Doyll, Thos. Sekford, Walt. Wadland, Robt. Raynold, Robt. Ryse, Clem Higham, Hen. Hubberd, Wm. Forster, Thos. Pope. Westm., 29 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 4d.
68. Cambridgeshire:—Sir Thos. Audley, C., Thos. duke of Norfolk, Chas. lduke of Suffolk, Thos. Crumwell lord Crumwell, Privy Seal, John earl of Oxford, Wm. earl of Southampton, T. bp. of Ely, Sir John Baldwyn, Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir Robt. Payton, Sir Mich. Fysher, Sir Giles Alyngton, John Hynde, King's serjeant-at-law, Ric. Crumwell, John Parys, John More, Edw. North, John Gooderyke, Hen. Gooderyke, Thos. Checheley, Wm. Everard, Thos. Hutton, Robt. Tylney, Thos. Rudston, Thos. Castell, Thos. Dunnold, Chris. Burgoyn. Westm., 29 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. , p. 1, m. 4d.
69. Berks:—Sir Thos. Audeley, C., Thos. duke of Norfolk, Chas. duke of Suffolk, Thos. Crumwell lord Crumwell, Privy Seal, Wm. earl of Southampton, N. bp. of Salisbury, Hugh abbot of Redyng, John abbot of Byssham, Sir John Porte, Edw. Mountague, King's serjeant-at law, Sir John Daunce, Sir Ric. Weston, Sir Wm. Essex, Sir Walt. Stonour, Sir Humph. Foster, John Cheyney, Edw. Fetyplace, Hen Bridges, Thos. Warde, Thos. Essex, John Norres, Walt. Chalcote, Thos. Edgare, Ric, Brigges, Chris. Ayssheton, Thos. Vachell, John Latton, Ric. Stafferton, Wm. Hyde. Westm., 29 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. , p. 1 m. 4d.
70. Northamptonshire:—Sir Thos. Audeley, C., Thos. duke of Norfolk, Chas. duke of Suffolk, Thos. Crumwell lord Crumwell, Privy Seal, Wm. earl of Southampton, J.bp. of Lincoln, John lord Zouche, John lord Mordant, Sir Ric. Grey, Sir Walter Luke, Humph. Broun, King's serjeant-at-law, Sir John Russell, sen., Sir Win. Gascoign, Sir Wm. Newenham, Sir Thou Gryffyn, Sir Thos. Tressham, Sir Robt. Kyrkehain, Edw. Mountague, King's serjeant-at-law, Edm. Knyghtley, serjeant-at-law, Ric. Humfrey, Thos. Andrewes, Thos. Brokesby, Edw. Gryffyn, Thos. Brudenell, John Hasyllwood, jun., Edw. Warner, John Lane, Thos. Lovett, Thos. Cave, Wm. Saunders, John Barnard, Robt. Cauntwell. Westm., 29 May. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 5d.
71. Anth. Doddesworth. Lease of divers houses and closes named in the grange of Ryswyche, parcel of the lands of the monastery of Jarvaux, Yorks., now in the King's hands through the attainder of Adam, the late abbot; for 21 years; at 7l. 6s. 8d. rent and 3s. 4d. increase. Del. Westm., 30 May 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. b. Pat. p. 8, m. 9.
72. Michael Lasao, doctor of physick. Licence to buy and export 12 score quarters of wheat. Westm., 30 May. French Roll, 30 Hen. VIII. , m. 1.
1116. Margaret Queen of Scotland to [Henry VIII.]
R. O.
St. P. v. 128.
Considering the coming into this realm of the lady to be spouse to your nephew our son, we would do honour to our noble progenitors and beg you to support us with money and some silver work. Desires answer by bearer. "Be ye ewyll hand of zour grace hummyll cyster, Margaret."
Hol., p. 1.
1117. The Prior of Christchurch,. Hants, to [Henry VIII.]
R.O. Petition of John Draper, King's chaplain, prior and commendatory of Christchurch, Wynham, near the New Forest, Hants, against the suppression of that monastery. The country round about them is very barren. Their church is the parish church for the town of Christchurch and the hamlets round, in which are 1,500 or 1,600 "houselyng people." There is no place of refuge for honest men within eight or nine miles, and in some directions 16 or 18 miles. The poor of the country round are daily fed by them, and they keep a master to teach grammar to the children, and, since the King's ordinance in the visitation, they have a daily lecture of divinity.
Parchment. Add. at the head. Endd.
1118. Somersetshire.
R.O. A valor of certain lands in Somersetshire now in the King's hands, viz. —The manors of Locking, Wurle, and Sandfordmarshe, farm of Butcom, manor, site, and demesnes of the late priory of Wurspringe, manor of Curririvell, farm of Bailifclief and manor of Lighe juxta Westburne, belonging (except Curririvell) to the late priories of Worspring, Maiden Bradley and Farley. Total, 157l. 11s. 3¼d.
1119. Ormond to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. iii. 20.
"Instructions to Robert Cowley to be exhibited to my lord Privy Seal on behalf of the earl of Ormond and Ossory."
Served the duke of Norfolk and Skeffington, when deputies, at all hostings at his own cost. The present Deputy adheres to Geraldine counsellors, who prejudice him against Ormond. His slanderous words in the camp, calling Ormond and the baron of Delvyn traitors, partly caused the Baron's death, and there he caused the King's subjects to swim their horses over a swollen river, "whereof divers took their death to no purpose." The Deputy rejects and attacks Irishmen whom Ormond brings in to serve the King, and maligns O'Reyly, M'Mahon, Nele More, Nele Conelagh, Magwyre, and all those whom Skeffington allured from the service of O'Nele. Nele More came to Dublin upon safe-conduct, and in his return was taken prisoner by the Deputy's servant, Patrick Gernon. Ormond captured Cahir Arte Kavanagh, a great abettor of Thomas Fitzgerald, and the Deputy suffered him to escape. He induces O'Connor to accuse Ormond. Thos. Albabaghe, an arrant traitor in favour with the Deputy, who procured the alliance of O'Connor and his brother Cahir Roo against the King, told Okerroll he would never have the Deputy's favour if he adhered to Ormond, who was in Dublin Castle, and whose son, lord Butler, was in prison in England. O'More, coming to Dublin upon the King's peace, was imprisoned by the Deputy, who maintains against him the late O'More's sons, the trustiest friends of the traitor Thomas Fitzgerald. Wm. Moell, Okerrolle's son and servant to lord Butler, assaulted and discomtited the said Thomas coming from O'Brene. Lord Butler brought him to the Deputy and Council expecting he would be thanked and encouraged; but he was cruelly put in irons, only because he came with lord Butler. Signed.
1120. Ormond to the Council.
R. O.
St. P. iii. 25
Articles proposed to the King's Council of "grievous abuses and enormities sustained by the earl of Ormond committed by my lord Deputy."
Was well reported of by Norfolk and Skeffington, but the present Deputy immediately gathered about him the Geraldine traitors and despises those who ever served the King. For the sake of small booties he raises needless wars. He devises matters against Ormond, who has reduced McMorrow, the Mores and Okarroll, who have ever been the most troublesome of the Irish. Gylpadricke, one of the last O'More's sons, murdered Ormond's son Thomas, and Kedagh, in company with Thomas Fitzgerald, wounded his son James. These, O'More's sons, are most favoured by the Deputy, who has sent Edw. Asbold to guide them 24 miles through the English pale to rob Ormond's tenants of Oghteryne. He then wrote to Ormond not to retaliate; whereupon they robbed and murdered his tenants in Tollo. Sent his sons against the O'Mores, but the Deputy wrote to Ormond to retire, promising to wait for Ormond at Athybridge and arrange a remedy. Came thither and found he had left before Ormond received the letter. Continued thence to Dublin upon a letter of the King's Council, but the Deputy, to avoid him, has ridden to Ulster.
Begs them to show the King this. The lord Deputy is a hardy gentleman, but no good governor. The baron of Delwyn's death was occasioned by the Deputy's calling him traitor, and cruel handling.


  • n1. "Another hand has added in the margin traitour."
  • n2. "Headed in Hearne L. Mary to L. Cromwell, lord Privy Council. There was probably no original address attached to the letter, even when Hearne printed it.
  • n3. He died on the 23 Dec. 1539, according to Inquis. p. m. 32 Hen. VIII., Xo. 14.
  • n4. †Inquis. p. m. 25 Hen. VIII., No. 68, in which it was found that Thos, Tamworth died 30 Jan. 1533, leaving his son and heir, John, aged 8£ years and GO days.
  • n5. The first paragraph is in cipher in the original.
  • n6. This part of the letter is in cipher and the interpretation of these symbols doubtful.
  • n8. This must have been in October or November 1536, after news had been received in Italy of the rebellion in the North of England.
  • n9. For the manor of Ardeley, Oxf., between Pope and John Billing. Mich. 29 Hen. VIII.
  • n10. The same not finished.
  • n11. St. Mark's Day was a "Thursday" in 30 Hen. VIII. Tuesday is probably a transcriber's error.
  • n12. Name of county left blank on roll; but should be Camb. according to Valor Eccl., App. p xii. Nothing is known, however, about a Shipton in Cambridgeshire, or about an abbey of Snipton any where.
  • n13. Enrolled as a commission for Worcestershire, but Suffolk is correctly given as the name of the county in the margin.