Henry VIII: July 1538, 1-10

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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July 1538, 1-10

1 July.
Close Roll.
30 Hen. VIII.
Pt. 6. m. 6d.
1315. Wriothesley.
Release and quitclaim by Thomas Wryothesley to Thos. Culpeper, sen. of his interest in 800 acres of marsh in Promehyll, Suss. 1 July 30 Hen. VIII.
Acknowledged in Chancery 5 July.
1 July. 1316. Richard Abbis to Cromwell.
R.O. His ship the Valynten was arrested for the debt of Ric. Hore by a man of Brystow, while Abbis was coming to Cromwell with the prior of Lemster, notwithstanding the recovery of Sir Thos. Spert by the King's and Cromwell's letters. Has no remedy and can find no surety to answer to the law, nor have any surety of them to restore his costs. Asks him to send letters to the officers of Chepstowe and Bristow that his ship shall not be stayed for Hore's debt. Received at Lemster Cromwell's letter dated the last of May to the earl of Worcester ordering him to deliver the goods of the Valynten still in his custody. Sent it on with another letter, of which he sends a copy to Portonary and Phelpote, to show to Cromwell, but the earl is displeased and will restore nothing. He had before promised to restore what is in the enclosed inventory. The ship which is now ready for the sea, stands him in 400l. or more. Intended to send his ship to Rochelle, but now it will be too late, and will send it to Andolozia. Will go himself, with Cromwell's leave. Wants to follow his business and pay his creditors. Within this two years he has lost 900l. by trusting servants. Chepstow, 1 July, 1538.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
2 July. 1317. Archbp. of York to Cromwell.
R.O. Has already informed Cromwell, by Dr. Peter, that he had never heard of the preacher at Beverley who is complained of. Sent Dr. Downes his chaplain, Dr. Clyfton, subdean of York, and Robt. Creake, who has the rule there under the Abp., for Master Page, to make inquiries. Sends a book containing certain words wherein his late suffragan did offend. Would have sent him up but he is too impotent to ride. Most of the persons examined pretended ignorance of the King's injunctions, and Downes therefore caused them to be read openly. The suffragan had not his sermon in writing as the sinews of his hands are so contracted that he cannot write without pain, but Lee bade him write it, and now sends it.
Has sued more than three months for a bill to be assigned for a suffragan, of whom he has great need. Has named the prior of Gisborough for one, whom he hears Cromwell likes. Asks his pleasure for the injunction touching the chapel of Halifax. Cawod, 2 July 1538. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
3 July. 1318. Thomas Lord Cromwell.
See Grants in July, Nos. 2 and 5.
3 July. 1319. Stokesley, Bp. of London.
See Grants in July, No. 3.
3 July.
Kaulek, 65.
1320. Castillon to Montmorency.
[London] 3 July:—The king of England is still in the best humour. He says he is ready to meet Francis at a house which he will have made between Boulogne and Calais, where they will both be lodged together and stop six or seven days without pomp and at the least expense possible; and his friendship is such that it will only lie with the French if he does not aid to make Francis the greatest personage that has been in Christendom for 500 years. He adds that overtures for the marriage of Madame Mary, his daughter, are made by M. de Julliers for his son, whom he now calls duke of Gueldres; and that he is inclined to agree, but would have M. le marquis du Pont at the same time espouse the daughter of the said duke of Julliers. Thus Flanders would be surrounded and the Emperor put well away from it. Finally, at their interview the King and he will conclude marvels, and neither his purse (which is something new to me) nor his forces spared. There are truces, he hears; but truces are kept at the pleasure of those who make them. You will consider whether these things are worth thinking of or not.
If this marriage of the marquis du Pont is approved, M. de Lorraine must send someone to thank this King and devise more at length. He swears that though he has talked of it to his Council there is no one who under- stands so much about it as I, with whom he will always talk as a friend. As a fact, I do not go to see him as ambassador, but ordinarily with my secretary alone in a place apart. The others are heard at the Council, as Imperial ambassadors, but I apart twice or thrice a week like a gentleman of the Chamber.
Asks instructions as he knows not the state of negociations with the Emperor. The King is astonished that Castillon knows nothing yet of the truce. Has made the best excuses he could. The principal point to bring him over to the interests of Francis is that he take a wife in France, and they must be more energetic than they have been and let his ambassador see and send portraits and write news; for he wishes to be sought, and in the seeking they will put him so far in that he cannot draw back. Wants money. Begs that what he writes may remain secret for the present and may not be thought feigned words. The King esteems Montmorency very highly, and finds only one fault in him, that he is too papist. Dared not address this to the King because as he wrote on the 19th of last month he knew not how it would be taken.
French extract.
*** A modern transcript is in R. O.
3 July. 1321. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R.O. Concluding fragment of a letter:—
"Lordship's licence he sayde (?) [he would speak to the] King's Highnes alt his beyng..........and knowe his Magestyes plesure in that [behalf. A]nd further communication had I not with his Lordship. I would be right sorry that he should conceive any displeasure towards your Lordship as God best knoweth, who send your Lordship long life and much honor. From London, the 3rd of July."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: My lord Deputy of Calais.
3 July. 1322. John, Abbot of Faversham, to Cromwell.
R. O. Received on 3 July his letter dated 1 July, summoning him to appear before the King the same day, which is impossible, for he is too lame to go or ride, but scarcely to the church with two staves. If he came before his Majesty, is so weak that he could neither kneel nor stand but a very little space. Asks him to obtain leave for him to stay at Faversham, or else it will shorten his time. Will accomplish the King's pleasure cheerfully, as well as if he were present. Faversham, 3 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal, Endd.
4 July. 1323. St. Thomas's Hospital, Southwark.
The confession of Robt. More, one of the priests of St. Thomas's Hospital, in Southwark, before Robt. Acton, J.P., 4 July 30 Hen. VIII.
Before the robbery of church plate the master of the hospital sold two silver parcel gilt basins, a silver holy water stock and "spryngyll," a pair of silver "canstyckes," parcel gilt, a silver parcel gilt censer, a pair of silver parcel gilt cruets, saying "the world was nought, let us take while we may." He delivered 5l. to brother Robt. as his portion. The master was robbed of as much plate as would go into a half-bushel basket, which was found again, but no man can tell where it is, "saving he bought a pair of canstyckes of silver and a ship of silver of a slender sort."
The master consulted the brethren about selling his house at Deptford Strond. More said if he did so he would sore offend his prince. The master bade them do as he commanded, and so they sold ii deceitfully to John Asshele, proctor of the Arches, feed man of the house and one of the master's council, and Thos. Wheeton, tenant to the said master. No money was paid, and they resold it to the master and his heirs for ever. Signed: Per me Robertum Mory.
P. 1. Endd.: The confessyon of Sir Thomas (sic) Moore, &c.
4 July. 1324. Fellows and Scholars of St. John's College, Cam- bridge, to Henry VIII.
R.O. They have received the King's letters in favour of Dr. Tailer to be master of their college, and have accordingly elected him. (fn. n1) Desire that their said master may be resident in the college. Cambridge, St. John's College, 4 July. Seal gone.
Latin, pp. 2. Add.
4 July. 1325. Wm., Abbot of York, to Cromwell.
R.O. Sends the hawks that were at St. Bee's with Cromwell's servant Stephen Foxe and Roger Sandes. One Roger Paddye was busy in taking the hawks, saying it was Cromwell's pleasure, but as he could show no commandment, gave them to his servant. If Cromwell will command the man who accom- panies his servant to take them yearly, will see that they are taken brancher and sent up. It is on his fermhold that they build. York, 4 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
4 July. 1326. John Uvedale to Mr. Challoner.
R.O. Sends the confession of Wood and the other witnesses, and the decla- ration of the mind of Father Robynson, to be delivered to my lord President. Rob. Wood, uncle of the said accuser Will. Wood, told some of the Council after his examination that the said William, when a child, was so often caught picking and stealing that his kinsman thought of putting him to sea in a coble boat. Sends also copy of Will. Wood's examination this morning. Compare the two examinations, you will see what sort of man he is. York, Thursday, 5 July. (fn. n2)
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my loving fellow Master Challoner at Pountefrete."
R. O. 2. Deposition of Wm. Wood, of Bransdall, Yorks., tailor, before Master Magnus at York, 4 July 30 Hen. VIII., concerning a quarrel with Robert and Hugh Lyon. He describes the various places where he has worked, at Sheriffhutton, London, the Three Cranes in Fleet Street, "in Seinte Pulcres parishe, where the churche hathe a steple with a broche," Windsor (Pescod St.), Birmingham, and many other towns.
In Uvedale's hand, pp. 6.
4 July. 1327. Sir Robert Wingfield to Cromwell.
R.O. Had almonds growing in his garden last year, which had not been seen in Calais before. Seat them to the Queen, and sends what he has this year to Cromwell as a poor present from a poor man, who may say as St. Peter said, "Argentum et aurum non habeo, &c." Calais, 4 July 1538. Signed.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
5 July. 1328. Archbp. of York to Cromwell.
R.O. Has received, by the bp. of Llandaff, his letter with a request for the advowson of Uskelf, or St. Andrew's, Beverley.
Of the one, the King has the advowson for Dr. Layton, and of the other, has given it to the King for a kinsman of Dr. Leghe. The prebend of St. Andrew's is sacerdotalis. The bp of Llandaff told him that if he would grant this Cromwell "would here cease." Hopes Cromwell will not think that he will not be ready to bestow a prebend upon any of his friends meet to receive it. Cawod, 5 July 1538. Signed.
P.1. Add.: Pi ivy Seal. Endd.
6 July.
Close Roll.
30 Hen. VIII.
Pt. i. No. 18.
1329. The Duke of Suffolk.
Indenture 6 July 30 Hen. VIII., between the King and Charles, duke of Suffolk, being a bargain and sale by the Duke to the King of a rent of 50l. reserved upon the lands of the late monastery of Mendham, granted by the Duke to Richard Freeman in fee by indenture dated 3 June 28 Hen. VIII.; and also of the manors or lordships of Cravyns and Henham, Suff. and the park called Benehale Park, with appurtenances in Wanyford, Bulke- ham, Blighborough, Sutterton, Stowven otherwise Stuffen, Blyford, and Roydon, Suff.
Acknowledged in Chancery 13 July 30 Hen. VIII.
6 July. 1330. Sir Wm. Parre to Cromwell.
R.O. Yesterday the abbot of Pipwell told him that he feared the dissolu- tion of his house, and he offers Cromwell 200l. that it may stand. He and his convent are men of virtuous condition and live according to their pro- fessions. The poor people for a great compass about are relieved by their hospitality and charitable deeds, as in no other house of double the rents. Has therefore promised to be a suitor to Cromwell for them. Thinks he can persuade them to forsake their habits and take the habits of secular priests. Asks him to write again to King's Hall, Cambridge, in Parr's favour, for a lease of the tithes of Grindon.
Master Wellesbourne, who has the launde of Benefelde and other offices, void by the death of Roger Ratclif, says that Parre shall not use his autho- rity there as warden and master of the game. He is moved to trouble Parre by some of the Privy Chamber. Does not wish to be in grudge or malice with any who are nigh about the King's highness. Horton, 6 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
6 July. 1331. Robt. Burgoyn to John Scudamore.
Add. MS.
11,041 f. 31.
B. M.
Supp., 281.
Thanks him for pains taken about the survey of Cayneham and of certain friar houses (not named), and also for his promise to survey the friar houses in Hereford, and send his son, Wm. Scudamore, and the writer's clerk, to survey the friars' of Wodhouse and Bridgenorth. Has, however, never certified but by whole shires, and therefore begs him to appoint his said son and Burgoyn's servant, Palmer, to survey fully all friar houses within his and Burgoyn's circuit. They are to survey the lands and houses, appraise the contents, measure the lead and bells, and take a list of the friars' names, &c. Scudamore writes that nothing is to be sold, except churches, cloisters, and dorters, until certified. Mr. Giffard and the writer have, however, sold some buildings which were likely to decay. Mr. Bradeshawe, who has the demesnes of Wigmore in farm, has written for a survey of them. Begs him to get it done for my lord President's sake. Sends a buck which Mr. Giffard killed yesterday. Commendations to his wife and to his sons, Mr. Monyngton, and Mr. Dansey, and their wives. Thelesford, 6 July.
The King goes this year into Sussex, and so to the coast, and then to Woodstock and Graf ton.
Add.: one of the King's receivers.
6 July.
Kaulek, 67.
1332. Montmorency to Castillon.
Tarascon, 6 July:—Since the King, on account of the bad weather, landed from his galleys and left Marseilles for Avignon, the Emperor has sent an ambassador, who came to him at Salon de Crau, to desire an interview at Aigues Mortes, where the Emperor will be in two or three days, and nothing will be spoken of "sinon do propos d'amitié."
French extract.
*** A modern transcript is in R. O.
7 July. 1333. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Since his last letter sent by Guisnes' pursuivant has had no time to write. Thought then that the matter between the earl of Harford and the lord Daubeney touching the lands in Gloucestershire, part of Mr. Basset's inheritance, had been stayed, but it was not so. They are resolved to go through with it, and for that purpose lord Daubeney came here last Wednesday night to deprive Mr. Basset of the reversion of his lands, and be created an earl. He came up with 80 horses, and has clothed all his servants in new liveries, in coats guarded with velvet of my lord Privy Seal's colour. It would be tedious to tell you the trouble we have had in this matter, where the law and the opinion of the judges, especially of the lord justice Fitz James, were dearly against us. No remedy was to be had except at the King's hands, and it had never been seen "that the King should stop the course of his common laws. Howbeit God wrought in it, or else it had never come to this pass." However, by means of my lord Privy Seal and Mr. Pollard, but especially by Sir John Russell, the King has been good lord to you. My lord Chancellor, Mr. Coffin, and Mr. Serjeant Grainfild have also given their aid. You and my Lady must write most loving thanks to them, and you must send Mr. Russell two pieces of French wine; for if they were worth 200l. he has deserved them. I have already given him that which you sent for your own drinking. He must make haste to express his gratitude that they may say their gentleness is not forgotten. Thinks they should put Mr. Basset into the King's or my lord Privy Seal's service. Will bring Lisle's gown of taffeta with him. London, 7 July.
Hol., pp. 2. Fine seal. Add.
7 July. 1334. [John Husee] to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I caused the bearer, my fellow Theccher, to wait for your letters one tide, and then Mr. Arundel showed me that he would over, so I gave them to him. The bearer, however, has deserved thanks for his gentleness. He has sped easily in his suits. I could give him no help on account of the other suit. If you write a new letter for him to my lord Admiral, I will do all I can for him. I hope before the King's coming to Dover your Lordship will procure remedy in this and others. 7 July.
I send your Lordship the King's summer gests.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
7 July. 1335. Dr. John London to Wriothesley.
R. O. Has received the King's commission to Master Mayor, Mr. Pye, Mr. Fryer, and himself, to look upon the friars in Oxford. Finds the White Friars and Augustines the most out of order, and in such poverty that if they do not forsake their houses, their houses will forsake them. Are moving them to put themselves and their houses in the King's hands. Two have already done so. A White Friar who was bishop of Hereford about 120 years ago (fn. n3) gave lands to the abbeys of Westminster and Ensham subject to a pension of 4l., and 3l. to the White Friars in Oxford. The present prior of the White Friars has sold the annuity to the abbot of Ensham for 40l., and divided the money. He is now in London to make a similar bargain with the abbot of Westminster. Has staid his purpose here at home. This house being of the King's foundation, and they being no proprietaries in common, supposes this sale to the abbot of Ensham is not very sure. If so, these two free things are meet for Cromwell. If he does not beg them, others will, Oxon, 7 July.
If Mr. Fryar, newly come from London, had not said in the Black Friars that he had heard that the four orders in Oxford and Cambridge would stand, the Black had made submission yesterday. The Grey and Augustines have done it already, and all that be at home of the White are ready to do the same. The prior will be home on Tuesday. When the submissions are in Cromwell's hands he may do his pleasure. Asks whether they shall receive them and bring them up, "for we suppose he would be well contented to have all priests in one sort of habits." By the submission of the Grey and Black Friars the King will save 100 mks. yearly. Encloses the form of their submission.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. Petition of the Carmelite Friars of Oxford, to Cromwell, in consideration of their poverty, which compels them to sell their jewels, plate, and wood, and will, if they continue, compel them to sell the stones and slates of their house, to obtain for them the King's licence to change their habits, putting their house at the King's disposal. Signed and sealed, 6 July 30 Hen. VIII.
Copy, pp. 2. In Dr. London's hand.
3. Receipt (fn. n4) by Ric. Salford, warden of the Friars' Minora at Oxford of 8l. 6s. 8d. from the lord Treasurer, by Richard Boteler, teller of the Exchequer. 10 Feb. Signed.
8 July.
Kaulek, 67.
1336. Castillon to Francis I.
[London], 8 July:—Has received his letters from Fresne of the 24th ult. The King had already heard the substance of them from Brian, and had communicated it to Castillon, except that he had not heard that the Emperor's deputies esteemed him so little as to put the king of Portugal before him, at which he is excessively piqued. H as never seen him so bent to remain the friend of Francis.
French abstract.
*** A modern transcript is in R. O.
8 July.
Kaulek, 67.
1337. Castillon to Montmorency.
[London], 8 July:—Confirms letters of 9 June and 3 July. In spite of the Emperor's instances the King will be more than ever the friend of France. One could make sure of him at the trouble of a "little interview." Dare not promise that the pension would be amicably extinguished at their meeting, "mais il se pourroit feire quelque tricotage et mettre quelque chose si avant qu'on en pourroit emporter pied ou aisle." [Henry regretted in conversation that Francis had not declared himself earlier, as he does now. Thinks the opportunity should not be lost, and desires instructions how to act.] (fn. n5) Hears Winchester and Brian are ready to treat. If the King [Francis] will see the King his brother the matter (les traictés) might be deferred till after that. Asks that a copy of the truce may be sent to the King as soon as possible, for he might get it from Spain or Flanders. If there is anything to correct, Castillon could perhaps do it best now. The King is enraged that they would have put the king of Portugal before him, and the lord Privy Seal, in speaking of it to Castillon, "en appella l'empereur Jehan Frippon le plus ingrat du monde." Thinks he will write of it to his ambassadors with the Emperor. Would it not be well to be beforehand? For Castillon has, as instructed, said that the wish of the Emperor's deputies to put the king of Portugal first had led to the general comprehension of princes. To commence business with this King the best way is to push forward the marriages. Marvels he has no reply thereupon. Knows Montmorene) has been busy; but to succeed here wants a little care and diligence. Expects money has been sent him: if not, knows not where to get it.
French abstract.
*** A modern transcript is in R.O.
8 July. 1338. Ric. Hore to Lady Lisle.
R. O. I beg your acceptance of this long promised little book, and hope you will esteem only the argument and matter contained in it which is to teach a man what is good and evil before God. It is the buckler against troubles of mind and the sword wherewith we overcome our spiritual enemies. I beg you to read it reverently. London, 8 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais.
8 July. 1339. Feversham Abbey.
R. O.
Rymer, xiv,
Surrender of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. Kent and Essex and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 8 July 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by John [Sheppey], abbot, Kobert Faverham, prior; John Hartey, sacrist; Thos, Sellyng, cellarer; Dunstan Chartan, subprior; and four others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 21.]
Seal broken.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 2, No. 11] as acknowledged personally, same day, before the King in Chancery.
R. O. 2. Pensions assigned to the abbot and monks of Feversham Abbey, Kent
John Casteloke, alias Sheppey, abbot, 100 mks.; Robert Chillinden and Thos. Deve, 5l. each; Dunstan Goodehewe, John Tailer, Ralph Post alias Ulcum, John Filpote, and Wm. Coyden, 4l. each; Peter Minto, 3l. 6s. 8d. Signed by Cromwell.
"Fiant pentiones facte his personis supradictis. Rychard Ryche—Thos. Pope,—Robert Sowthwell."
P. 1. Endd.: Feversham.
[8 July.] 1340. John, late Abbot of Feversham, to Cromwell.
R. O. In compliance with the exhortation of the King's commissioners, they have surrendered their monastery, lands, and moveables, and asks him to intercede with the King that they may be assured of some competent living. Is aged, impotent, and poor. Till they know the King's pleasure, know not where to bestow themselves. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
8 July. 1341. Wm. Banaster, Mayor of Oxford, to Cromwell.
R. O. Since returning from London he and others named in the King's commission have with all diligence set forth the execution of the same. Sends his brother Pye to know Cromwell's pleasure. Has lived many years in Oxford, and borne such offices as he has been called unto, with no farm or fee but 4d. a day wages of the King. Asks him for the site of the White Friars for life. Now he is waxing old, will be every day more unable to get his living. Oxford, 8 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
8 July. 1342. Dr. John London to [Cromwell].
R. O. Mr. Mayor, the aldermen and I have been, according to the King's commission, at all the places of the friars in Oxford. We would know your pleasure before proceeding further, and I shall express in order what hitherto we have done.
At Mr. Pye's coming home, the mayor and Mr. Fryer were at London; but as we heard it was time to be doing among the friars, we went to every place of them and made such view and stay as the time would permit. First the White Friars. There they have lately sold the abbot of Ensham an annuity of 3l. for 40l., and divided the money, and were ready to sell one to the abbot of Westminster. They have little ground, yet that is let for 30 years, and they had begun to sell the elms which grow about the house. Two priors there have sold "in manner" all their jewels and plate. What is left is in a bill, and they have copes and vestments, but the rest is not worth 5l. The house is ruinous. The prior has been abroad since before Whitsuntide and will be home this week.
The Augustines have only six or seven acres of ground, and the house is ruinous. My lord of Dublin, lately their prior, felled the best trees and took away stuff and plate to the value of 200 marks, leaving but three chalices. Church ornaments and household stuff not worth 10l. There is a fair before Whitsuntide yearly worth to them 4l. or 5l. They cannot continue."
The Grey Friars have pretty wooded islands behind their house and the waters be theirs. They have an orchard, pretty gardens and lodgings. It is a huge house much in ruins. They have impledged and sold most of the plate and jewels, forced by necessity; what remains is in the bill. Church ornaments, old and worthless; other stuff evil worth 10l. They have taken up the conduit pipes lately and cast them into sows to the number of 67, whereof 12 are sold, for the cost of taking up, as the warden says; the residue we have put in safeguard, and much of the conduit is not taken up. The wind has blown down many great trees which remain on the ground. They have 50 marks a year out of the King's exchequer of alms. The house is covered with slate and no lead.
The Black Friars have also, in their back side, a great length of wooded islands. Their "queere" is new built and covered with lead. It is a big house, covered with slate, except the "queere." They have pretty store of plate and jewels, especially a chalice of gold set with stones, worth more than 100 marks, a good cross, &c., as in the bill. Church ornaments, old; household stuff of little value. They have a very fair conduit. They are but 10 friars priests besides the anker, a well disposed man, and have 50 marks a year from the King.
It is rumoured that divers of the Guard intend to beg these houses of the King, and this moves me to petition you for my neighbours. We have, in Oxford, the King's servants Mr. Banaster, and Mr. Pye, who have nothing but 4d. a day of the King. Mr. Banaster is now mayor and Mr. Pye has been so. It were charitable to obtain for Mr. Banaster the site and profits of the White Friars, and the site and profits of the fair of the Austin Friars for Mr. Pye, who has been specially diligent. The mayor, since he came home, is diligent and so is Mr. Fryer. Your favour to me in my suit for my neighbours of Wallingford, touching their fee farm, emboldens me to motion your Lordship for those of Oxford. The poverty of the town is due to the fee farm: the bailiffs, even if they have been pretty occupiers, cannot pay it unless corn be at a high price, and are ruined in keeping up appearances. If the town might have the lands of the Grey and Black Friars, and the site of the White and Austin Friars after the decease of Banaster and Pye, it would give them occasion to fall to clothing, for on the Grey and Black Friars' waters are fit places for fulling mills. The bailiffs are forced to take toll of such as pass through with cattle, &c, and so discourage the thoroughfare. The King would save 100 marks a year which he gives to the Grey and Black Friars.
Please let us know :—
1. Whether you will accept the supplication, and, if the enclosed form does not please you, let us have a form: 2. As we have sent the names of those who have made submission, if you will accept it and send their capacities soon: 3. How the goods are to be kept when they have their capacities: 4. Whether the anker of that house, come into the King's hands, may remain there: he built the house and would fain end his days therein: 5. What reward each friar shall have at their departure: 6. Whether we shall require, of my lord Ensham, the muniments he had of the White Friars concerning the annuity of 3l. Oxon, viii Julii.
Hol., pp. 4. Endd.: Dr. London to my Lord.
8 July. 1343. Thomas Evance to Cromwell.
R. O. Encloses, as desired, the letters brought in the King's name by Edmund Conysbye to the abbot and convent of Bordisley for the lease that Cromwell has. Has been there since coming home and set forth the making of hay. Harvest is there at hand; rye will be fallen in 10 days and wheat anon after. The King had better sell the corn standing to the tenants than in the barn. The abbot since his submission has falsely sold most of the crops to his servants. Has cautioned them not to meddle. The abbot leaves the house 200l. in debt; timber has been felled and household implements are purloined. A commission should be sent to inquire or a clause inserted in the commission of suppression. Bordisley, 8 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
9 July. 1344. The King's General Surveyors to Thos. Hall and Antony Ersby.
R, O. Desire them to inquire what land Lord Hussey had in Boston called Crumwell Fee, its annual value and if he had any other land there. Answer to be sent to the Prince's Council Chamber at Westminster in the "moyse of St. Michael the Archangel." Westm., 9 July 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: John Daunce—John Hales—Rychard Pollard.
P. 1. Add.
9 July. 1345. Sir Godfrey Foljambe to Cromwell.
R.O. Reports certain words spoken "after a rage fassyon" by Will. Ludelam, hermit of St. Thomas' chapel at Chesterfield, on the o July, my lord Bishop of Chester suffragan and the chancellor of Lichfield being then at Chesterfield, viz.:—that he was at Rome with Drs. Carne and Benet, and that the Pope, now called bp, of Rome, was deprived of his authority because he would not consent to the King's marriage;—that "if a man will pluck down or tear the King's arms he shall be hanged, drawn and quartered. What shall he do then that doth pluck down churches and images, being but a mortal man as we be?" This was said in presence of Ric. Martyn, registrar to the bp. of Chester, John Dyett, notary, Rob. Sanforde and Thos. Tyder servants to the bp.'s Chancellor and Ric. Rawson servant to the bp., Edw. Crosse, servant to my lord Suffragan, and seven others (named) of Chesterfield besides the baily of the town under my lord Steward, who brought the said hermit to the writer, as the nearest justice, to be examined. Sent to know my lord Steward's pleasure as it was within his town; and he agreed to send his baily, I one of my servants and the alderman and his brethren of Chesterfield a man to bring: him to Cromwell. Walton in Derbyshire, 9 July.
Hol., pp. 2. Add: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal.
9 July. 1346. Seditious Songs.
R.O. Deposition of Alex. Stotson, late of Cartmell, Lanc., minstrel, taken 9 July 30 Hen. VIII., that Isaac Dikson, of Wyndandermer, smote him on the head with the pommel of a dagger and dashed a cup of ale in his face for refusing to sing a song which he had sung at one Fayrbank's ho wse in Crostwat, Westmid., in the time of the rebellion. The song is called "Crummok." In another paragraph a song called "Crumwell" is mentioned, but it is apparently the same. Dikson also hurt Wm. Willan, the host, in the thigh. Signed: James Layburn, k.
10 July. 1347. Castillon to Montmorency.
R. O. The king of England has received from the Emperor a copy of the treaty. You would do well to send him one also, for I have been making excuses that the secretary who had it had gone to Marseilles, because my last letters were from Fresne (Fréjus), and that I thought they would send it by the first despatch. He is surprised that so little regard is paid him,
considering the desire he has always shown to be entirely one with Francis. Presses for a reply to his letters of 19 June and [3 and 7] (fn. n6) July, considering the doubts raised here and the urgency of the Imperial ambassador. Chelsea, [10 July.] (fn. n6)
French, p 1. Modern copy from MS. in Bibliotheque Nationale.
10 July. 1348. St. Thomas' Hospital.
Close Roll
30 Hen. VIII.,
p. 2, No. 9.
Rym. (fn. n8) xiv.
Indenture, 10 July 30 Hen. VIII., between the King and Ric. Mabott, clk., master of the hospital of St. Thomas-the-Martyr, Southwark, and the brethren of the same, by which the hospital bargain and sell to the King their manor of Sandon beside Esher, with the parsonage of Esher, &c., in exchange for the parsonages of Moche Wakeringe, Essex, belonging to the late monastery of Bylegh, and of Bumpsted Helion, Essex, belonging to the late monastery of Kynges Halsted; which parsonages the King grants to them to hold by the twentieth part of a knight's fee at 3l. 5s. 11 ½d. a year for the tenth.
Acknowledged, 24 July, before the King in Chancery.
Ib. No. 10.
Rym. 616.
ii. Charter of the master and brethren containing their grant to the King in pursuance of the above. Dated 15 July 30 Hen. VIII. Acknowledged before the King in Chancery, 24 July.
10 July. 1349. Ric. Pollard to Thos. Hall, of Huntyngton.
R.O. The house of St. Katharine's cannot be obtained for him, but Master Richard and Pollard have been mediators to the lord Privy Seal, so that he will be sure to have something else as good.
The King wishes the duke of Suffolk to have the bells and lead of Kirkested and Barlynges. Hall is to survey the woods of the said houses and assign 103 acres to remain to the King's use for repairs on the lands which the Duke has refused to take in exchange, especially in Boston. Chelsith, 10 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: "Ao xxx. Warrants from Mr. Pollard to Mr. Hall for the reparation of the seadikes, melting and pulling down lead, surveying of Crumwell's fee in Boston, and surveying of woods at Barlynges and Kyrkested to reserve for the King's Majesty."
10 July. 1350. Council in the North to Tunstall.
R.O. Have, as he commanded, examined Wm. Woode again touching his accusation of the parish priest and parish clerk of Coken Kirke and his loitering here and there since he was able to do anything. Send copies of the examination. York, 10 July. Signed: Robt. Landaff—Thomas Fairfax— Willm. Babthrop—Jo. Uvedale.
P. 1. Add.. Lord of Durham, at London. Endd.: Letters certificatory of the second examination of Willm. Wod and a parish priest and a clerk fro the Council of ye North.
R. O. 2. Examinations headed "Ebor., vijmo die Julii anno xxx. H. VIII., secunda vice."
William Wod, aged 19, deposes that on Whitsun Monday last, before matins, while sitting in the church of Cokhame Kirke, he heard Sir Robt. Kirebye, parish priest there, say to Robt. Lyon, the parish clerk, that he had the merriest night yesternight he had this twelvemonths. And the parish clerk said, "I can tell you other news, tor the woman's (fn. n9) prayer that was put to death at York hath light upon one of them that we talked of the last week; for the King is dead." The priest answered that a mischief must needs light amongst them, for they had put so many men to death wrongfully, and if one of them that were put to death might have had a switch at the King's neck a twelvemonth before this business began, his soul should have been in small peril for it. The clerk answered. "And if Cromwell were dead also, it were not one halfpenny worth of matter." The priest said mischief enough would light among them. Deponent said to them, "Your talking is not for to be heard, for there is many in the South Country be put to death for less matter than ye have said." He then desired one John Tompsone, standing by the pulpit between them and him, to bear witness what the priest and clerk said. The priest asked "Wherefore?" and Wod answered he would rehearse it in another place for his own discharge. The priest said, "If thou rehearse aught that we have said before any man, knight or justice, I will have a leg or an arm of thee before thou come there." After matins and mass were done, Wod heard the parish priest say to his uncle, Robert Wod, that it was better, he the said William Wod, had a mischief rather than he should hurt any neighbour for aught that we have said. The same day after evensong, heard the priest say to the clerk, "I would we had him sworn." And Tompson answered, "I trow he will rehearse nothing that ye have said." The clerk said to this deponent, "William, tarry and drink or thou go." But he went from them and made no auswer.
ii. "Ebor., vijº die Julii anno xxx. H. VIII., tercia vice."
William Wod deposes that when he was 12 years old his mother, Agnes Wod, put him to service with one Cheseman, of Crompton, from whom he ran away. And his mother then put him to service with a husbandman in Bodelhame, whose name he cannot remember, nor how long he remained with him. But after his death, he came again to his said mother, who put him with a husbandman of Gisborough. Remained with him a quarter of a year, and came back to York where he helped one of my lord Dean's servants to "dighte" horses. Cannot remember the servant's name nor how long he remained with him. Went to Sheriff Hutton, and there was in the stable under one Wenteforthe, servant to my lord of Richmond. Cannot tell how long he tarried with him; but went from him to Denet, another servant of my lord of Richmond, and master of his "garnettis," with whom he abode half a year, and had no wages but meat and drink. "And after he loitered and went about in my said Lord's house without any master" till my Lord went to London; and followed him to More, dressing his horses, as he went in the stable. He then became servant to Mr. Maye and William Harrison of my said Lord's stable, and afterwards came to Windsor and was under Denyse, servant to one of the masters of the Close there, whose name he knows not. After that he came in service with John Dale, of Hadley, servant to my lady Katharine and one of her kitchen, under whom he kept horses for two or three years. From Hadley he went to St. Albans, and from St. Albans he came to Witton in Warwickshire, where he wrought in tailor's occupation with one William for half a year. Then he went to Bromychehame, where he wrought a week or four days with two young men, and from Bromycheham went to Lichfield, where he wrought with one dwelling near the Close gate for a fortnight. From Lichfield he went to Stamford, where he wrought with a young man at the south end of the bridge for a fortnight, of whose name he only knows that it was William. Then he went to James Taillour, dwelling over against the George in Stamforthe and wrought with him half a year in winter. At the harvest following he took
service with Mr. Callene, one of the yeomen of the Crown, at the sign of ihe George aforesaid in harvest work. Then went to Northampton and wrought half a year with one James —. Fell sick, recovered, and went to Ripon. Then to Branesdale to his said mother about three years ago, where he wrought in tailor's occupation about half a year. Then to Chr. Lombard in Battersby and tarried not, but returned to his mother. Then to Malton in Rydale; then to Beverley, where he wrought a quarter of a year with John Heron. Then successively to Hull, Barton-upon-Humber, Lincoln, and Hull again. Then to Beverley. Then to Malton (particulars of his employment in each place being given). And so came home to his mother at Branesdale on New Year's eve last and continued till Wednesday in Whitsun week. On which day at Kirkby Moreside town's end this deponent and two others coming home towards Branesdale saw one Besse Lion, daughter to Robert Lion, parish clerk of Cokcame Kirk, ride behind a young man, when one of the young men iu this deponent's company said, "Away with her," another "She will be down, believe," and a first, "Nay, he hath hold on her." And then the said two men departed from this deponent. After which, the said Besse lighted and went on foot, and two boys with her, and the man she rode behind went away also. Then William Wod overtook the said Besse, and said, "Will the young man let you ride no further?" She said, "What if his way lay no further?" This deponent answered, "I would not have ridden so far for the mock that ye had." She asked, "What is that for thee?" and sat down in the grass. This deponent asked if she would go any further. And she said, "Nay, I will go with no such knaves as thou art;" adding "Thou hast broken a shop in London, and such apparel as thou hast thou didst steal there." Meanwhile, Hugh Lion, brother to the said Besse, overtook them and asked what the matter was. Besse said that Wod had struck her on the breast and made her swoon, which deponent denied. Besse said the children would say as she said, and Hugh asked the said children if he had struck her. They said "Yea." While thus chiding they met one John Thompson and Robert his son, who bade them hold their peace for shame, as folks would say they were all drunk. "And this continued till Trinity Sunday in the morning before matins," when this deponent, going to church, met with Robert Lion and Robert Wood, to whom he bade good morrow. Lion said, Keep "thy good morrow to thyself." Then this deponent said to him, "Where is your daughter and your son that called me knave and thief yesterday? Will they prove it?" Sir Robert Kyrebye, priest, hearing this, said, "Hold your peace I pray you. It is a good day. Ye are ever wrangling some of you." Then Robert Lion said to this deponent, "What louts or knaves keep I in my house?" This Wod said, "I cannot tell what ye keep in your house; for I called them neither louts nor knaves." Then said Lion, "They say thou didst." And from'Branesdale he went to York to Mr. Thomas Magnus, to whom he declared the accusations aforesaid.
In Uvedale's hand, pp 6. Endd.
10 July. 1351. Anne Lady Conyers to [Cromwell].
Vesp. E. xiii.
B. M.
Thanks him for his kindness to her son the bearer, and for his comfortable letters to her, a poor desolate widow, (fn. n10) by his servant Thos. Basfurth, showing that the King has given her his wardship and his inheritance during his minority. Hopes he will favourably consider the interests of her and her younger children whom her lord and late husband has left executors charged with great debts, more than all his goods and moveables will discharge. Foreseeing that two daughters (fn. n11) and a younger son (fn. n12) would be left unprovided for, her lord, three years before his death, in covenanting for the marriage of his son and heir with the earl of Cumberland's daughter, always reserved liberty to apply the profits of a part of his inheritance to their benefit, and executed certain assurances thereon without any collusion. Sends copies of the deeds and the true value of his hereditaments, goods, and chattels. Desires to be farmer of her son's lands, for preservation of his houses and game. Skelton Castle, 10 July. Signed.
P. 1.
10 July. 1352. Antoine Brusset to Lord Lisle.
R.O. On receipt of your letter complaining that the searchers of Gravelines have taken from an Englishman 153 "stotres" and three gold crowns, I have called before me the said searchers in presence of your man the bearer, who say that they have charge from the court to take all manner of forbidden money, and that the "stotres" are such, although 5 ½ gros a piece are allowed for them. I do not know why they are cried down. The two crowns of France I have weighed in presence of the bearer and each weighs 18 grains less than it should. The other ecu a la Rose, which the late Cardinal (fn. n13) coined, they say has no currency here. You had better write to the queen of Hungary and my lord of Palermo for justice. Gravelines, 10 July 1538.
Hol., p. 1., Fr. Add.
10 July. 1353. Thomas Leygh to Lord Lisle.
R.O. Three or four days ago received his letter of 3 June, but thinks it should have been July. Sends 13 ½ Flemish ells of taffeta which cost 7s. 6g. Fl. an ell. In all, 5l. 1s. 3g. Fl.
When in London spoke with Mr. Hussey, but he had no commission from lord Lisle to receive the taffeta. Has received lady Lisle's letter and will not fail to send her what she writes for. Antwerp, 10 July 1538.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
10 July. 1354. Guill. Le Gras to Lord Lisle.
R.O. I wrote from Rouen to Madame, and sent a little box (caxette) in which were some crapes she asked for. I think Arnoul the messenger of Calais, must have delivered them to her. Yesterday I received your letters of the 28 June. You direct me to obtain for your son Mr. James the first two orders of priesthood on account of a prebend you have obtained for him. I will do my best if it can be done here. Your son writes to you that he has learned some little Latin. I thank you for the recommendation you have made to your man in England to pursue my debtor Batiste de Cassigny. I wish to be informed of the result. Paris, 10 July 1538.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.: Le Debitis de Cales, a Cales.
10 July. 1355. Francis I. to Castillon.
R.O. Has received his two letters of 19 June. It is easy to see from what Castillon writes and from Brian's words, that the king of England is very jealous of the negociations between the Emperor and Francis. He will be in still greater suspicion and doubt when he knows the conclusion of the truce for 10 years. Castillon has been very discreet in his answers. Brian and Henry's other representatives here left very well satisfied with Francis. Castillon must do his utmost to preserve Henry's confidence in the friendship of Francis. Would be glad to have the King marry in France; but to send him as Brian suggested Mesdemoiselles de Vendôme, de Lorraine and de Guise with Francis' sister, would be unreasonable. Better let him send some good and honest personage to see the King's cousins.
Awaits news of the Emperor, who is gone to Genoa to be with the Pope at his departure from Nice. The Emperor has by his ambassador resident requested an interview at Aigues Mortes, two leagues from here, on his way back from Genoa to Spain. Has readily granted it; for there is no King, when another prince, as powerful as he, wishes to pay him a friendly visit in his own kingdom, who is not glad to make him honour and good cheer: and so he will do to the Emperor; but they will hold nothing but a general friendly conversation. Vauvert, [10 July]. (fn. n14)
French, pp 3. Modern copy from MS, in Bibliotheque Nationale.
10 July. 1356. Montmorency to Castillon.
R.O. [Vauvert], 10 July: (fn. n15) —Some might be surprised at the meeting of the King and Emperor at Aigues Mortes, but there is no prince in Christendom but would, if an Emperor came to visit him in a friendly way in his own house, esteem it an honour. But he may assure the king of England that Francis will maintain an indissoluble alliance with him. Brian will have sent the portrait of Mademoiselle de Guise. If the King does not decide upon her, others shall be shown to Brian. Sends copy of the truce. The King and Emperor will meet at Aigues Mortes on Sunday or Monday and nothing shall be known of what Castillon wrote to Montmorency. The two princes will speak of nothing, but of making good cheer.
French, pp 2. Modern copy from MS. in Bibliotheque Nationale.
10 July. 1357. Margaret of Austria.
Add. MS.
8,590, f. 184.
B. M.
1538, 10 July, at Prasto:—Declaration by Margaret of Austria, natural daughter of the Emperor and widow of the late Alexander de Medicis, that where yesterday she promised to Don Jouhan (sic) Fernando Manrique, marquis d'Aguilar, to marry the Signor Ottavio Farnese, she did it through fear of the Emperor, and will never consent to the marriage. Witnesses:—Lope Hurtado de Medoca, grand master of her Household, and Nic. Viron de Salins in Burgundy.
French. Modern copy from the Archives of Simancas, pp. 2.
10 July. 1358. Sir Clement West to Cromwell.
Otho, C. ix.
B. M.
News of the war between the Turks and the Venetians, and of Prince Doryo, the Emperor and the French king, and other matters, as in No. 1397 (post).
The Great Master and Council are writing to the King and Council "to testily the truth between Sir Ambrose Cave and Dy[ngle], the which to favour as one of your simple varlets [I do] beseech your good Lordship." My [lord] of Chichester and Sir Wm. West have written of your goodness to me and your good words touching my goods which were in keeping of Mr. Brereton. "I loved him as my friend and so I do his," saving the King's displeasure, and would "gladly have part and give part, to forbear all is too great a sum." [Malta], 10 July.
P.S.—Prince Doryo goes with the Armada, which is a sign of peace. July [16].
P.P.S.—A truce for 10 years reported between the Emperor and French king.
Hol., . 3. Much mutilated. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.


  • n1. The date of his election, according to Ackerman's History of Cambridge, was 4 July 1538.
  • n2. Evidently an error of the writer for 4th July, as the examination was taken this morning. As Thursday, 5 July corresponded with the year 1537, not 1538, this letter was erroneously inserted in Vol. XII., Pt. ii., No. 216.
  • n3. Robt. Mascall, bp. of Hereford, 1404-16.
  • n4. This document is probably of a much earlier date—perhaps even before Henry VIII.'s time; but as referring to one of the orders of friars at Oxford it is placed here.
  • n5. Omitted in Kaulek.
  • n6. Supplied from the abstract in Kaulek, p. 69.
  • n8. Only the first part of the document is printed in Rymer, so that one would hardly know that it was a deed of exchange.
  • n9. Mabel Brigge. See No, 1281.
  • n10. According to Dugdale, her husband Christopher lord Conyers died in 30 H. 8, at what time of year is not stated; but as his name is omitted in the Commission for the North Riding of Yorkshire (Grants in July, No. 40), it was probably between April and July 1538.
  • n11. Elizabeth and Jane.
  • n12. Leonard.
  • n13. Cardinal du Prat, chancellor of France.
  • n14. Supplied from Kaulek, p. G8.
  • n15. The date is not in the R.O. transcript, but is supplied from Kaulek, p. 69. Even in Kaulek, however, the place is in brackets.