Henry VIII: June 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: June 1538, 21-25', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 13 Part 1, January-July 1538, (London, 1892), pp. 455-464. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol13/no1/pp455-464 [accessed 19 June 2024].

. "Henry VIII: June 1538, 21-25", in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 13 Part 1, January-July 1538, (London, 1892) 455-464. British History Online, accessed June 19, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol13/no1/pp455-464.

. "Henry VIII: June 1538, 21-25", Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 13 Part 1, January-July 1538, (London, 1892). 455-464. British History Online. Web. 19 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol13/no1/pp455-464.


June 1538, 21-25

[21 June.] 1228. Sir Thomas Wyatt to Cromwell.
R. O. After taking my leave of your Lordship it was 12 o'clock before I was despatched by the King, and although I made such diligence that I got to the sea-side by midnight, yet the wind was so great and has continued all this day till now late at night that no mariner would adventure to go aboard. Will embark early tomorrow; the bearer will see me aboard. I recommend to you my matter of Malling, in which I found the King so well disposed that I trust it is in your hands. I have misreckoned in the account I wrote in your Lordship's book of value, for it is not worth 40l. a year to me, as my servant Multon will inform you and the bearer also. Michaelmas is at hand, and what is received then might help towards my payment. Hide (Hythe), Friday after Corpus Christi.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
21 June 1229. Lord Sandys to Cromwell.
R. O. Has received his letter, dated Eltham, 10 inst., that upon Mr. Writhesley's presentment of a certain schedule containing the deposition of Sir John More against the parson of Colmere, Cromwell desires Sandys to suffer him to remain in prison or discharge him, as he thinks best. As More's accusation is malicious, has discharged the parson, on a bond to appear when wanted.
Thanks Cromwell for his promise not to forget his suits. As the abbot of Westminster will keep no day of communication for the determination of the matter between them concerning Wandlesworth, entered into the manor last term and requested Cromwell's servant, Mr. Polstede, of Guyldeford, to be of his counsel. This he says he dare not do without the leave of Cromwell, who is head steward of that monastery. Asks him to give leave. Last Wednesday his clerk died of "an old disease grown in his lights," but not of the plague or any dangerous infection. The Vyne, 21 June 30 Hen. VIII. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
21 June. 1230. Will. Lord Sandys to Wriothesley.
R. O. Has received his letter of the 11th, and one from my lord Privy Seal touching the parson of Colmere, whom he has set at liberty on recognisance. Thanks him for his kindness touching the poor man in whose favour he wrote formerly. Has brought Kingismill and Norton to agreement. Begs him to procure speedily his licence of absence from Guisnes, and that it may bear date before the expiry of last licence, to shield him from the statutes. At the Vyne, 21 June 30 Hen. VIII. Signed.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
21 June. 1231. Bishop Roland Lee to Cromwell.
R. O. I have set forth certain injunctions for my diocese now m my visitation, as other prelates do, and have sent them to Mr. Bartlett, the printer, to have them put in print if you approve of them. I thank you for the abbot of Lyllyshull and for your letters lately to the abbot of Wigmore in favour of my alliesman John Bradshawe for a certain tithe, which, at your former letters to the abbot, was granted to your servant Thomas Crofte, wherewith I am as pleased as if I had had my request. I desire your favour to my brother in his suit for the pension of the benefice of Ashton, which my servant Robert Browne shall declare unto you. Castle of the Weshe (sic) Poole, 21 June. Signed: Roland Co. et Lich.
P. 1. Add.. Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.: To be good to his brother for a suit to Syon for his pension.
21 June. 1232. Sir George Lee to Cromwell.
R. O. I desire your favour in my suit, which my brother's servant, Robert Browne, shall declare unto your Lordship. The castle of the Welshe Poole, 21 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.: "Sir Geo. Lee's letter for a suit to be declared by Browne, my lord of Chester's servant."
21 June. 1233. Thomas Thyrleby to Henry VIII.
R. O. Has remained at Aix all the time of the meeting of the Emperor and French king, and could learn no news except from Mr. Bryan, who has written from time to time. This is the cause of his silence. Aix, 21 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
21 June. 1234. Thos. Thyrleby to Cromwell.
R. O. Encloses the preceding. Aix, 21 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
21 June. 1235. The Council of the North to Cromwell.
R. O. Of late, divers persons in Yorkshire have accused others of such matters as Cromwell will see by the written accusations and proofs sent. Cromwell can instruct the judges of assize how these matters shall be ordered. In several of them there is no proof but the accuser's statement; in others the testimony does not bear out the charge. Several men of Northumberland spoiled in the late commotion by Tynedale men have come to us for restitution, at least, of the third part, according to Norfolk's order, which order Tynedale has refused to obey. Newcastle, 21 June. Signed: Cuthbert Duresme.—Wyllm. Eure—Rauff Ellerkar yonger, k.—Willm. Babthorp—Robt. Chaloner—Jo. Uvedale.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: The bishop of Duresme and the Council, 21 Junii, to Mr. Wriothesley.
21 June. 1236. Jehan de Buillemont to Henry VIII.
R. O. Served the King in the garrison at Tournay under Mons. de Poynynge, Mons. de Monjoye, and Mons. Richard de Jernynghen, and has always desired to serve him since. Asks the King to employ the bearer, his nephew. He understands hunting and falconry, and knows how to manage a horse. He did as good service against the French at Terouenne this last year as any one. Byllemont, 21 June. Signed.
Fr., p.1. Add. Endd.
22 June. 1237. Cranmer to Cromwell.
R. O.
C.'s Letters, 371.
Yesterday. Franciscus, (fn. n1) the duke of Saxon's Chancellor, urged Cranmer and the bp. of Chichester to have Atkinson's penance altered from Paul's to his own parish church. Answered that as that error of the Sacrament of the altar was so greatly spread abroad in the realm, and was daily increasing, they thought it better for him to do penance at Paul's, where more people might see him punished; and that they could not alter the place, being only Cromwell's commissaries, without his consent. Perceiving that they did not incline to his request, he answered that if any one from the king of England asked of the Duke, his master, a greater request than this, it would be granted, for the bp. of Hereford asked one who was condemned to death, and he was liberally delivered to him; but he only desired Atkinson's penance to be altered from one place to another. Promised to consult with Cromwell. Lambeth, 22 June. Signed.
Asks him to remember Sir Edw. Ryngelay.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
22 June. 1238. Chertsey Abbey.
R. O. "Costs and expenses done" at Charsey Abbey from [24] March 29 Hen. VIII. to 20 April next following.
Paymaster's account of wages paid to bricklayers, plumbers, labourers (90), &c., indicating the days on which each worked. Purchase of straw from Sir Thos. Ponder, vicar, and two others of Charsey "to cast down the stones of the steeple upon for breaking." Land carriage of 10 tubs of lime and four loads of chalk, "gynnys, skallys, and wayghttes" from the bridge to the abbey. Purchase of two great baskets "to let down the small stones of the pinnacles of the steeple;" also of sand, carriage of barrows and bast ropes, and of talwood serving for the plumbers. Also several items of payments for iron work as locks, crowbars, hammers, &c. Hewing and squaring 20 loads of timber in the Byrchett in Chertsey parish. (Original (?) bill for this item attached.)
Much mutilated, pp. 10. Headed: "Liber primus."
Added on a fly leaf: "Item delivered to Myghell Uppem (?) to Ottelandes, yrene ij C." On another fly leaf are memoranda of a "prest" of 2l. (?) to Stevyn Cryspian the . . vij day of April for tak[ing] down [of] sundry lodgings flowres . . . the abbey, and another of 6l. to Will. Stand . . . [of] Chertsey for "talwood."
On the inside of a mutilated parchment cover is written in a handwriting apparently of Henry VI.'s time:—
"[Hunc librum co]ntinentem xxxvj fol. liberavit bic Nich'us de Louthe recep[tor]. . . . . re suis Potun et Montistrolli xo die Maii anno regni R[egis Henrici Sexti (?) Regis] Angl. tricesimo sexto. Et dicit quod omnes recepte. . . . . . . tente vere sunt et legales, et debito modo apposite."
R. O. 2. Similar account from 21 April to 25 May 30 Hen. VIII.
A much smaller number of workmen than in the preceding. The days of work are also fewer. Carriage of two loads of "bockes" from the abbey to the bridge. Planks "to make a stable in Chersey abbey" for Mr. Thomas Weldon, chief clerk of the Household. Mending tools and cleaning bricks.
Large paper, pp. 4. Headed: "Liber secundus."
R. O. 3. Similar account from [25] May to 22 June 30 Hen. VIII.
Masons, carpenters, bricklayers, and labourers. The numbers again large. Purchase of "an hour glass for the workmen to keep their hours by," also of 500 laten nails and "red leather for the pay board."
Much mutilated. Large paper, pp. 8. Headed: "Liber tercius."
ii. On a fly leaf is added a memorandum of payments made to eight freemasons and two labourers (named) working their hours and drinking times, the former at 1d., the latter ½d. an hour for the hasty expedition of certain windows and doors at Oatlands.
22 June. 1239. Richard Layton, Priest, to Cromwell.
R. O. "We have taken th'assurance for the King, the Abbot a very simple man, the monks of small learning and less discretion." Plate and household stuff very little; I had to borrow a bed from the town for Dr. Carne and myself. Cattle, none, but a few milch kine; grain, none; vestments, few. The Abbot has sold everything in London, and doubtless within a year would have sold the house and lands, for "white wine, sugar, burrage leaves, and seke, whereof he sips nightly in his chamber till midnight." For money to despatch the household and monks we must sell the copes and bells, and if that will not suffice, even the cows, plough oxen, and horse; the church we stir not. The grain crop is the fairest I have seen, and there is much meadow and woodland. Because of the hay harvest, we retain the carters and ploughmen. Today we despatch the monks who are desirous to be gone. Yesterday, when we were making sale of the vestments in the chapter house, the monks cried a new mart in the cloister and sold their cowls. Bissham, 22 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
22 June. 1240. John, Bishop of Bangor, to Cromwell.
R. O. Though the river between Winchester and Southampton is not yet perfectly scoured (according to the effect meant and provided for by the King's statutes) many "commodities" already arise from it, whereof pait I send by bearer. Though there are "such commodities as hath not been seen by any man being now alive," there is one great mischief, i.e., that the conntry, perceiving the abuudance of salmons now in the river by reason of practising the statute, "there escapeth neither day nor night but they lie upon the river, and every man is a fisher." Not only those who have land by the banks but those who live by labour, yea, and men dwelling 20 miles off, resort hither to fishing, being well furnished with instruments necessary, and well weaponed if any man would say them nay. Stonham, 22 June. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.. Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: June xijo.
22 June. 1241. Walter Lord Hungerford to Cromwell.
R. O. On 19 June last, Win. Wyllyams, bailey of Bradford, came to me at Farleygh and detected Sir Wm. Byrde, vicar of Bradford and parson of Fytylton, of high treason, as appears by his confession herein enclosed. I have no record of the words but himself, but the matter is so heinous that I cannot do less than inform you. I send up Wyllyams by my servant Harry Pane, the bearer, and have the vicar in hold. Wyllyams says he would have informed of it before, but the vicar was his uncle, and he was loth to do so until of late the vicar accused him of stealing his gelding and some money: truly, my Lord, it is pity that such a wretch should live, who would all this long space keep this treason in his belly.
I beg your remembrance in such old suits of mine as my servant shall inform you of, to whom may it please you to give credence. Farleygh, 22 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell. Endd.: Of the detection of the vicar of Harford (sic).
22 June. 1242. John Whyte to Cromwell.
R. O. I received vour letters at Suthwyke, 21 June, about 7 p.m., with news I had not before heard. Immediately I started for Hampton, and at Hamyll Haven heard there was such a ship of strangers and pilgrims as you wrote of. Early in the morning I went aboard her, took away her sails, and commanded that no man should depart the ship. There are 24 pilgrims, 7 of them priests and 4 women. They said they intended to sail to St. James, for the ship was new, and in their country new ships must sail first to St. James, and carry any who wish to make the pilgrimage. They are not disguised, as your Lordship wrote, in crimson and velvet, but some have, on their caps, palmers' staves and scallop shells of cloth. I have sent your Lordship the best learned of the priests, called in his own country vicar of St. Nicholas, whose hat is gayest of all, and with him a temporal man who speaks English and looks like the son of some Englishman. They have lain at Hamyll 14 days, been at Hampton for victuals, and at Porchemouth, by command of Sir Thomas Spert, captain there, who licensed them to depart. The master of the Sweepstake and others searched their vessel. Hamyll, 22 June.
They have no merchandise or arms, but only victuals and apparel.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
22 June. 1243. Thomas Evance to Cromwell.
R. O. According to your commandment I warned the abbot of Bordesley to be ready as yesterday morning to wait on you, but I could not get him to come. He said Mr. Broke would conclude with you first, and that he is put in comfort to go home abbot. Hear me speak before you conclude with them; "it shall be in the way 200 marks." This afternoon Mr. Broke, the abbot, and I are appointed to wait on you, and they willed me not to go without them. Saturday, 22 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.. Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
22 June. 1244. Frai Antonio de Sanmillan to Melchior Alvarez De Vosmediano.
Galba, B.
X. 78.
B. M.
A letter on private affairs speaking, of his hardships since coming from Spain to Louvain, where, after a long sickness at Antwerp, and in spite of his licences from Rome and from the Court, he is not received into the monastery. Louvain, 22 June 1538. Subscribes as "your chaplain" (capellan de v'ra md.).
Hol., Spanish, pp. 2. Add.: in the college of Sorbonne, in Paris.
23 June. 1245. Sir P. Eggecombe to Cromwell.
R. O. My brother Sir Will. Cortenaye, a little before his death, withdrew the payment of an annuity of 10l. 13s. 4d. going out of his manor of Southhuysse, which has been paid by his ancestors "to such as I have title and interest" above 200 years. I showed my title to Mr. Ric. Pollard, and your Lordship commanded your officers Skryche and Gyfford to see me paid, but they still refuse. The King's subjects of Cornwall are now in good order of justice. The two Kendalls who have lately been made justices of the peace have scarcely sufficient substance according to the statute, and are the greatest "bayhers" (?) of lewd causes in Cornwall. Stonhouse, 23 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
1246. James Courtenay to Cromwell.
R. O. My friend Ruggeway has taken a view of such lands as belong to my nephew, Geo. Courtenay's son, and has also examined the articles against Gyffard and Skreche touching the execution of my brother's will. Although Ruggeway will certify the truth, the bearer Ric. Cole, who was my brother's under steward for 20 years, and put in trust with Gyffard and Skreche about his will (as Mr. Ric. Pollard can show) can inform you about the grant made
"by my brother to John Byller of Exeter of a tenement in Alfyngton claimed by one Bedford's wife. So also can my lady Courtenay, my sister-in-law, who received 20l. fine for it from John Byller. As to the other tenement in Alfyngton that Vynchett holds, Gyffard's servant Loveys says that my nephew Harry Courtenay commanded him openly in the court there to take Vynchett to be the tenant. Bearer can also declare their doings for the "way" at Boltebury and the payment of Brekenall of Exeter. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
23 June. 1247. Archbishop of York to Cromwell.
R. O. Cromwell writes of a chaplain of his preaching at Beverley against the King's injunctions and the Word of God. Has heard of no such preacher, and is sure it is no chaplain of his. Has sent to inquire. Has sent commissions to the archdeacons to prevent preaching except according to the injunctions. Cawod, 23 June 1538.
P. S. in his own hand: Trusts Cromwell does not think he would nourish such a person in his house. Will conform to the King's pleasure as much as any poor priest in England. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
23 June. 1248. Roch (or De Rupe) Abbey.
R. O.
Rymer, xiv.
Surrender of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. York, Linc. Derb., and Notts and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 23 June 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Henry the abbot, Thos. Twell, subprior, and 16 others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 39.] Fragment of seal.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 2, No. 41] as acknowledged same day before Wm. Peter, one of the clerks of Chancery.
23 June. 1249. Myles Coverdale and Ric. Grafton, grocer, to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P.i. 575.
Send two "ensamples" of the Bible, one in parchment, in which they mean to print two, one for the King and one for Cromwell, and the other in paper. "We follow not only a standing text of the Hebrew, with the interpretation of the Chaldee and Greek, but we set also in a private table the diversity of readings of all texts, with such annotations in another table as shall doubtless delucidate and clear the same as well without any singularity of opinions, as all checkings and reproofs." The print no doubt will please Cromwell. The paper is of the best sort in France. The charge is great, and they ask his help, and to be defended from the Papists by his letters to the bp. of Winchester, or some other, by the bearer, Wm. Graye. Are daily threatened, and look ever to be spoken withal. Have no other refuge but Cromwell, under God and the King, whom, with prince Edward and the Council, he prays God to preserve. Paris, 23 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.. Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
23 June. 1250. Warwick College.
R. O. Bill made on Midsummer Even, 30 Henry VIII., by John Rey, undertreasurer of the college of Warwick, of receipt from Ric. Catisbye of 9l. 10s. due to the college for one quarter's rent from the parsonage of Wolfhamcote, less 26s. 8d., quarter's wages of the curate. Signed.
Small paper, p. 1. Endd."
24 June 1251. Margaret Vernon to Cromwell.
R. O. Of late Mrs. Stathum was with me, who says your Lordship commanded her to win my goodwill for the resignation of my house and promised her your favour in the same. Now of late came a servant of Mr. Wyett for my goodwill, saying likewise that he had obtained a promise from you of the same, and had also compounded with the King, who had granted him his favourable letters; which tidings "doth not a little mase me." I beg to know what answer I may make to all men. Malling, Midsummer Day.
Hol., p.1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Margaret Vernon letter, to know my Lord's pleasure for a house that Mrs. Stadom and Mr. Wyet labour for.
24 June. 1252. Sir Thomas Clifford to Cromwell.
R. O. Received his letter on Wednesday night, desiring him to repair to his Lordship with the persons he had apprehended. Started on Friday morning and is now at Burrowbrige with the same persons. Begs to know by bearer how he shall use them at his coming to London. Intends to stay at Waltham Cross till he hears. The bearer will deliver the commission returned by Sir Wm. Eure and the others with the examination of the matters objected against Lyoll Gray. Burrowbrige, 24 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. 2. A declaration by Sir Thos. Clifford, captain of the town and castle of Berwick, to the King and Council, showing that he was lately advertised by separate letters from Sir [John] (fn. n2) Lowther and Thos. Sandeforde, and by a schedule or bill of Chr. Lowther, enclosed in Sandeforde's letter, that there was a plot to betray Berwick. Afterwards was assured by Robt. Sempill, a banished Scotch gentleman, living at Carlisle these three years, who came to him at Craven, where he was with the earl of Cumberland, his brother, and, in the presence of the Earl and the said Sir John, declared that he knew from assured friends forth of Scotland that Lyonell Gray, high porter of Berwick, had covenanted with the Council of Scotland to deliver the town for 2,000l. in the time of the commotion. Repeats Sempill's account of the practise which was carried on by one Hume and Sir James Hamilton, while the king of Scots was in France. Gray's answer was that the Commons of England were set forward and would probably fight, and whichever party won, if the Scotch king would set forward with an army, he and his friends would deliver Berwick. Hamilton, who was out of the King's favour when in France, was received back into it upon telling him thereof.
Large paper, p. 1. Endd.
1253. The Porter of Berwick.
R. O. Ric. Ord, garrison man to Sir Thos. Clifford, captain of Berwick, took prisoner Lowre Beall in the last war, and desired Sir Wm. Ewers, captain of Noraham, to keep him; but Ewers said that if he came there he should remain, seeing he was the King's fugitive. So Ord kept the said Lowre in his mother's house at Noraham that night, and on the morrow had him to Berwick to the captain, who was lieutenant there under the earl of Northumberland, and upon consultation the said Lowre was delivered home into Scotland with horse and gear.
On Bartholomew even, 23 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII., Lowre Beall and another Scotsman came at night to the wall of Berwick Castle ot the north postern and called the scowte watches to tell the Deputy they were Scots men and would speak with him. He desired them to bide, and in the morning spake with them at the postern, bidding them meet him at the Barrosse (Bars?) without St. Mary Gate, for he would ride into the fields. There the Deputy said, "He couth be so good as he would to the same Lowre because he was a banished man," and then put Lowre over Tweed at Ordnytt Knowes and received the other Scotsman into Berwick. Lowre and the other Scotsman had 18 nowt whereof the steward of Berwick Castle bought 15 and delivered them to Lesle, the captain's servant.
In the commotion time there also came divers times to Berwick with letters and messages to the captain, Clement Shafto, servant to Sir Thos. Percie, and Ric. Gille and Tristram, servants to Sir Ingram Percie. At that time Lionel Gray sent his servant, Thos. Wollere, to Berwick to desire the captain to allow Gray's goods to be in the fields of Berwick; for Sir Thomas and Sir Ingram Percie threatened to take them because Gray would not make the oath: the captain refused. At that time, on St. Katharine's Day, came Edvv. Arkylle, servant to Sir Robert Ellerkere, to Berwick and showed his master and Lionel Gray that Sir Thomas and Sir Ingram Percie were coming to besiege Chelynghame Castle, where Sir Robert did dwell, and to take Lionel's goods. Forthwith Sir Robert and Lionel went to Berwick Castle, where the captain was risen from his bed, and reported this, and thereupon the captain bade give warning and sound the trumpet, and the garrison to be ready, saying he was sure the Percies would not hurt his house, he having no body or goods there but his own. Sir Robert said any true subjects were welcome to his house. "Have ye any of the Carnebes in your house?" asked the captain. Sir Robert replied, "I believe as well yea as nay, but they or any of the King's true subjects shall be welcome to me or to my house." Sir Robert and Lionel then rode forth from the town, hoping that the captain and. garrison would follow them, but the captain coming from the Deputy's chamber ordered the town gates to be shut and no more to go with them than had already gone, i.e., 10 persons.
On 24 May 30 Hen. VIII. John Hagarstone, mayor of Berwick, came to Carrahame, where were both the master of Carrahame and Sir John Blakhed, and stayed there making merry. The mayor said he would return that night to Berwick, and Sir John Blakhed said he must go tithe certain lambs, but would meet him at Twysylle and go home with him. The mayor remained with the master of Carrahame and showed him he had an attachment for him, and the master confessed he had lodged one John Prestman, a rebel; but requested and obtained eight days'respite. The mayor then returned towards Berwick and met and arrested Sir John Blakhed at Twysylle, saying his accuser was under surety and should be forthcoming. Meanwhile the master, on the 6th night after, conveyed himself and his goods into Scotland, and when the very same morning the mayor came to Carrahame again for him he was gone.
Large paper, pp. 2.
24 June. 1254. Francis I. to Castillon.
Kaulek, 64. Frejus, 24 June:—Has received his letters of 31 May and 4 June. Brian declared that Winchester and he had power to treat of the marriage and aid, bat afterwards said it would be better, as Winchester was not there, to remit this affair to Avignon or Lyons. He seems to await further instructions.
His deputies and the Emperor's, in presence of the Pope have drawn up a truce for 10 years (copy enclosed). Inasmuch as the king of England may marvel at the comprehension therein of all Christian princes in general, and that Francis has not specially named him in it, Castillon shall, if spoken to about it, reply that the Emperor's deputies would put the king of Portugal first iu the said comprehension, while those of Francis would have the king of England; so, to end disputes, they made the said general comprehension. Castillon shall assure the King that the affair was thus and that Francis will always do for him as he would for himself.
French extract.
*** A modern transcript is in R.O.
24 June. 1255. Montmorency to Castillon.
Kaulek, 65. Le Fresne, 24 June: —Did his best to get the kins of England named in the truce, but as the Emperor's deputies would have the king of Portugal named first, all the Kings were named together. Has not a copy of the treaty to send, nor is there need of it.
French abstract.
*** A modern transcript is in R.O.
25 June. 1256. Wm. [Castleton], Dean of Norwich, to Ric. Moryson.
R. O. Cannot comply with his desire to sell him the stock of sheep at Sedgeforthe, about which the lord Privy Seal has written, as he wants ready money for the debts of himself and brethren, amounting to 400l. to be paid before Hallowmas. Will sell him any for which he will pay at once. Norwich, 25 June.
Hol., p.1. Add., at London.
25 June. 1257. Wm. Banyster, Mayor of Oxford, and Others, to Cromwell
R. O. Send the sayings, written in their own hands, of John Emerson, fellow of New College, and Sir Robert Crofte, one of the chapel priests, whom the warden brought before them for certain communication had between them about the abrogate pre-eminence of the bp. of Rome and other like odious matters; and also the saying of Sir Godryge, another chaplain, who was present. Oxford, 25 June. Signed: Wyllyam Banyster, mayor—Owynne Oglethorpe—John London—Wyllm Freurs.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: The mayor of Oxford's letter for Croft accused by Emerson.
25 June. 1258. Latimer to Cromwell.
R. O.
L.'s Remains, p. 397.
"Ah, my good lord Privy Seal, what should I say? Quum tuo solius verbo laxabam rethe et nunc tandem res rediit in ignominiam meam! I With an honest gentlewoman my poor honesty I pledged, which is now distained, and my poor credence, the greatest treasure that I have, not a little minished, for that in Durtwych and here about the same we be fallen into the dirt and be all to dirted even up to the ears, we be jeered, mocked, and laughed to scorn, ut qui cepimus oedificare negue consummare potuimus. A wily Pye (fn. n3) hath wilily gone between us and home, when we thought nothing less, but as good simple souls made all cocksure." Would wish Mr. Py as good a thing and better too, but not after that manner, to the defeating of a suit nearly obtained; which if Latimer had suspected he could perhaps have prevented, saving that ho would not show himself to mistrust Cromwell. But it is now too late to call yesterday again, for Mr. Py says the King has given it him.
Reminds him of the common suit of the country, for better is a sheriff annual than perpetual, unless he be good, which is not easy to find. Here is much bearing and bolstering and malefactors do not lack supporters, yet by many changes we may chance to light on one good one. "Your Lordship doth know well enough that if I be ruled of one at home I am unmeet to rule many from home, for if affection do reign in me, then I will not, if ignorance and unexpertness, then I can not."
The town clerk of Kethermyster has confessed his folly. The Commissioners have not authority to punish him, but it is reserved to the assize. Where men be friended go (they say) things be ended. Thinks the Commissioners will shortly certify. Will write shortly about Mr. Cornwell and his pretty doings. Postridie Jo. Bap., at Hartlebury.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
25 June. 1259. Ormonde to the Council of Ireland.
R. O.
St. P. iii.
Teige McCormoke, son of the last Cormoke Oge, tells him that lady Eleanor Fitzgerald and young Gerald, Kildare's son, are gone from Munster into O'Donyll's country without showing Teige or his wife, the said Eleanor's daughter, of their departure. The present McArte Reagh, her son, accompanied her to James of Desmond, where O'Donyll and O'Neile's messengers met them and escorted them to O'Brene, MacWillam. and the other MacWillam and so to O'Donyll. Ee McCraghe, of Tipperary, a rhymer, being there "at learning," accompanied them the last seven miles and says that, by procurement of the said Eleanor, O'Donyll and O'Neile have made a league to assist young Gerald against the English. The Scotch king has sent for young Gerald into Scotland. Thinks the sending of this boy to O'Donyll is a device of the Geraldines of Munster. If there be any stirring, Fergananym O'Karroll will be a ringleader. Kilkenny, 25 June.
His son James has just written from the borders of Ormond that the lord Deputy has taken Byrre and Modder Inn castles, parcel of the lands the King gave Ormond, and has lately besieged his tenant, Philip O'Kenedy's son, in Ballyneclohee in Ormond. O'Kennedy's sons and the last O'Karroll and his sous did good service against the traitor Thomas Fitzgerald; yet Fergananym O'Karroll, who was the traitor's right eye, is more esteemed by the Deputy than Ormond or his said tenants. Desires them all to write to the Deputy to stay wasting Ormond's country, and not to give I he castles he has taken to Fergananym O'Karroll or any other Irishman. Marvels at the strengthening of Fergananym, Kildare's son-in-law, who lately married O'Brene's daughter and has married his sister to James of Desmond. Sends copy of an indenture signed and sealed by the King, to show how the Deputy handles him. Signed.
Add. Endd.: Letters out of Ireland.


  • n1. Burgart.
  • n2. The Christian name is omitted here, but is supplied later on.
  • n3. Mr. John Pye, to whom long afterwards (24 Feb. 1543) the site of the priory of St. Augustine in Droitwich was granted.