Henry VIII: July 1538, 10-15

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: July 1538, 10-15', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 13 Part 1, January-July 1538, (London, 1892), pp. 507-513. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol13/no1/pp507-513 [accessed 17 June 2024].

. "Henry VIII: July 1538, 10-15", in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 13 Part 1, January-July 1538, (London, 1892) 507-513. British History Online, accessed June 17, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol13/no1/pp507-513.

. "Henry VIII: July 1538, 10-15", Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 13 Part 1, January-July 1538, (London, 1892). 507-513. British History Online. Web. 17 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol13/no1/pp507-513.


July 1538, 11-15

11 July. 1359. John Fletewoode to Wriothesley.
R. O. I send the "boke of peax" you spoke to me for. The commission for Mr. Hill I caused Stokeley to deliver to Mr. Kyngesmell, who came for it in your name. I beg you will take care of my interests about the farm I had my lord Privy Seal's letter for, for the messenger says the abbot will send me answer before Sunday. Christeschurche, 11 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Thomas Wriothesley, esq. Endd.
11 July. 1360. Huntingdon Priory.
Rymer, xiv.
Surrender of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. Hunts, Camb., Beds., Ntht., Linc, and elsewhere in England and Wales and the marches thereof. 11 July 1538 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Hugh Oliver, prior, and eight others, the last being Wm. Williams, prior quondam.
[See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 24]. Seal much broken.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 2, No. 51], as acknowledged same day before Thos. Legh, LL.D.
11 July. 1361. Bishop Roland Lee to Cromwell.
R.O. By this bearer I received your Lordship's letters for the admission of Arthur Lowe to the benefice of Stokporte, within my diocese. Being resident out of my diocese, I could not speed him myself, but have written to my chancellor, upon the trust of your warranty by your letter; yet me thinketh the party should be bound for your Lordship's indemnity and mine. But as for any writings for payments to Dr. Smythe, it were necessary he sent down a proxy. Castle of the Welshe Poole, 11 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.. Lord Crumwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
12 July. 1362. Exemption from Suppression.
See Grants in July, No. 44.
12 July. 1363. Henry Marquis of Dorset.
See Grants in July, No. 47.
12 July. 1364. [Henry VIII.] to Sir Thomas Wyatt.
Harl. MS.
282, f. 58.
B. M.
Fly-leaf addressed to Wyatt as ambassador with the Emperor, and endorsed, "From Hampton Court, 12 July 1538."
12 July. 1365. The Marquis of Exeter.
R. O. 30 Hen. VIII:—List of hangings, counterpoints, carpets, and post pieces delivered fromBedwell to Carye (qu. to carry?) to Horsheigh, 12 July.
P.1. Add.. To &c. Mr. Willm. Gryffin and (sic. qu. at?) my lord Marquess of Excestre his place in London at St. Laurence Powntney. Endd."
12 July. 1366. Sir John Weddryngton to Cromwell.
St. P. v. 130.
Received, 8 July, Cromwell's letter dated the Rolls, 28 June, showing that the King, who made the writer his officer of the Middle Marches foranempst Scotland, hears that his subjects there are Dot well treated, and desires Weddrington to write privately the cause of their misorder, and whether he is able to do service in winter. Believes the disorders came clearly of the inhabitants of Tynedale who have never been at a clear stay since the pardon, but part of them, leagued with some of Northumberland, are fugitives in Scotland confederate with the Scots of Liddersdale. Some of the gentlemen of Northumberland have fled. Harbottle Castle, where he lies, is 12 miles from their invasions, and he can make small resistance. Has in vain demanded redress of the Scotch warden, and has had only a slender answer from the Scotch Council which he sent to the duke of Norfolk. Has a servant with the king of Scots for reformation. If. Liddersdale be not punished by the Scots and Tynedale and Riddesdale put in good order, cannot keep the King's subjects in quietness. Harbottle, 12 July. Signed.
Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
R.O. 1367. Liddesdale.
"These are the bills of England, full, of Liddesdale and not answered to." Then follows a list of 83 complaints of depredations. Some dates are given in 25, 26, 27, 28, and 29 Henry VIII., the latest being March 29 Hen. VIII. Among the complainants are Robt. Fenwyke of Chymborne, Sir John Wetherington, Sir John Fenwyke, Robt. and Hugh Heryngton of Hawdon, widow Eryngton of Newbiggin, Thos. Grene of Berkerhouse in Hex ham shire.
Large paper, pp. 6.
13 July. 1368. Cromwell to Sir Roger Townsend and Mr. Olverton, of Rougham.
R.O. Are to examine the complaint in the enclosed bill of Robert Burkbek of Great Riborough, Norf., that Robt. Towneshend has dispossessed him of ground called Sennow, and withholds 8l. awarded to him by arbitrament. Chellsethe, 13 July. Signed.
At the foot of the page in the corner: "Townshendand Heyden, knights."
P. 1. Add. Endd.: The lord Cromwell.
13 July. 1369. Yoxhall (Staffordshire).
R.O. Receipt by John Webbe, of Morrey, s. and h. of John Webbe, of Yoxhall, dec., of 31s. from Thos. Dane of Yoxhall, in full payment of 6l. 6s. 8d. for the purchase of a mese in Yoxhall. Witnesses: Ric. Fletcher, Geo. Fletcher, Will Hargreve, "and many others."
13 July: 1370. Sir James Layburn to Cromwell.
R.O. I enclose certain articles, to know your pleasure therein. (fn. n3) I have Isaac Dikson in the Toolbuthe at Kendal, and have charged the bailey's deputies of the same with his custody before Ric. Ducket, J.P. within the county of Westmoreland. Have me excused that you have no sooner word; some of the witnesses in the above did stagger and deny their words and so delayed me. There is much important business in this country, as I have showed my lord President and other of the Council of the North. As for your licence to me to come to London for my health, I will do so when the country is at a better stay and attend your Lordship. Concerning the minstrel, which is a ryver (rover) abroad from place to place, I keep him in my house fill I know your pleasure. Have sent a copy of the enclosed articles to the King's Council established in the North parts. Conyswik, 13 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.. Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: "Sir James Labrone's letter to know your pleasure touching Isaac Dykson, being in prison for desiring a minstrel to sing a song against your Lordship."
13 July. 1371. Sir Thos. Palmer to Cromwell.
R.O. Hary Palmer has written to Cromwell to complain of Sir Thos. Desires credence for the bearer. Offers him an ambling mule. Calais, 13 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
13 July. 1372. Anthoine de Noyelle, Abbess of Bourbourch, to Lady Lisle.
R.O. I was very glad to see your son, and likewise your pephew, and especially to hear from him the good news he has brought you from England, for I was very uneasy. I cannot thank you sufficiently for allowing your daughter to come with me, and also for the great cheer you made me at Calais, and further for allowing your daughter to remain with me till the end of next week. As to the chain of my cousin De Mares, I beg you will cause publication to be made by the curés that if any one knows about it he will bring it to them, and the curé shall have a pot of wine worth 10 crowns for the finder. Bourbourch, 13 July '38. Signed.
My aunt sends her recommendations. She is ill of fever.
Fr., p. 1. Add.. Madame la Debittis a Callaix.
13 July. 1373. John Bekynsaw to Lord Lisle.
R.O. Yesterday Sir Guilliam le Gras showed him it was Lisle's pleasure that his son James "should take Benott and Collett. The canon law, which although we keep not, yet all other here keepeth, will suffer no bishop to give orders to one born in another bishopric without a letter from the bishop where he was born to certify that he is lawfully born without any impediment". We have here great difficulties to cause the Bishop to give him these orders, and cannot as yet obtain them. The best way is to send his letters dimissory. I have not yet received the letter which Parpoynt says you wrote to me, nor have I had any letters from you or my Lady these two months. Paris, 13 July 1538.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais.
13 July. 1374. Charles V. to the Empress.
Add, MS.
28, 590, f. 185.
B. M.
Wrote last from Villafranca, the 20th ult. Conferences with the Pope on the voyage to Genoa. Agreement come to to prorogue the Council to a time not later than Lent next; his Holiness at once to send a cardinal to Germany to arrange matters with the king of the Romans. Armada against the Turk. As by the truce each party is to send ministers to Rome to treat for peace, Francis will send Tournon, and the Emperor, Aguilar.
Owing; to the instance made by the French queen at Villafranca, a personal meeting between the Emperor and her husbaad has been arranged to take place at Aigues Mortes, and the Emperor is now on his way thither. Barbarossa has sailed from Constantinople, but the armada of the League can withstand him; and the Tuzk is not likely to lead an army by land. Ferdinand has agreed with the Vayvode, and both are now on their way to the Emperor. Mutiny of Spanish infantry in Lombardy. Duke of Savoy, Milan. Florence.
Received, at Genoa, the Empress' letter of 14 June. There is no fear of war in Navarre now, on account of the truce; but the fortification of Pampluna and Perpignan must be completed. Difficulty of raising money unless they take the gold of Peru at Seville. Portuguese news. From a galley in the "pomegaz de Marsella," 13 July 1538.
Spanish, pp. 13. Modern copy from Archives of Simancas. [See Spanish Calendar, V. ii., No. 227.]
14 July. 1375. Rafe Sadleyr to Cromwell.
St. P. i. 576.
The day the King removed from Westminster to Hampton Court, the duke of Norfolk made a suit to him touching the jointure of his daughter the duchess of Richmond, and spoke about her marriage, mentioning two persons, one being Sir Thos. Seymour. The King has spoken to Sir Thos. about it, and he, considering that Cromwell's son has married his sister, prefers him to have "the mayning of the matter." The King desires him to speak to the Duke at some time convenient, and soon, as the Duchess goes into the country tomorrow or next day. Chobham, 14 July.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
14 July. 1376. Ric Vowel, of Walsyngham, to Cromwell.
R.O. Upon sight of Cromwell's letters he attended upon the Commissioners, for the accomplishment of the same, who, besides the Image, took away such gold and silver things as were in the chapel. As for the silver which remains in the house, begs the King will let it remain there for the use of the house and to sustain unavoidable charges. For without the King's favour they cannot continue their suits for the translation of their house into a college. Showed the Commissioners how the house stands charged, and begs Cromwell to provide remedy from such danger "during the time that we shall be sequestered from the use of the said chapel." Begs to know Cromwell's mind soon. 14 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.: Richard Rowd, (fn. n1) of Walsyngam.
14 July. 1377. [Sir] Edward Gorges to Cromwell.
R.O. A commission was issued while I was at London for the examination of a servant of mine for words spoken against your Lordship. I now send him to make answer for himself. Wraksall, 14 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add., Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
14 July 1378. Lincoln, St. Katharine's Priory.
Rymer, xiv.
Surrender of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. Linc., York, and Notts., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 14 July 1538, 30 Hen. VII. Signed by Wm. Griffith, prior, and 13 others.
[See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. n. 27.]
Seal broken.
Enrolled [Close Roll, p. 2, No. 50] as acknowledged same day before Thos. Legh, LL.D.
R.O. 1379. St. Katharine's, Lincoln.
"The demand of Sir William Gryffyth, late prior of St. Katheryne's beside Lyncolne."
"First, for my pension according to the assignment of my right honourable lord Lord Privy Seal," 50l. Also for certain farm stock (specified) and the grange of Butham, worth 5 mks. a year.
P. 1. Endd.
14 July. 1380. Bp. Roland Lee to Cromwell.
R.O. I have sent unto [your] Lorship such merlyons and lanerettes as I [could] get this year. Cannot get greyhounds worth sending. Castle of the Welshe Poole, 14 July. Signed.
P. 1. Mutilated. Add: Lord Privy Seal.
14 July. 1381. Stephen ap Harry to Cromwell.
R.O. Wrote by my servant Thos. Stephens on 29 June last. The same day my lord Deputy commanded me and Edm. Sexten to meet James of Desmond ten miles off on the river side, and parley with Great O'Brene. After tome difficulty, O'Brene agreed to put his eldest son by his present wife, aunt to James of Desmond, into Desmond's hands, and join my Lord for the destruction of his brother Murrough O'Bryne and his castles. My Lord, thinking it good to sever them, agreed to the arrangement, and delivered the pledge to Desmond. On Thursday, 4 July, my Lord led his host from Lymbryk through O'Brene's country to the bridge, passing O'Brene's host upon a hill a mile off, and Desmond with his host on the other side of the water, they not being with us according to promise. Had two bickerings with Murrough O'Brene's men before reaching the bridge, and some were for my Lord turning back, but he held on, and reached the bridge without hurt. Two castles on the bridge had been newly edified by Murrogh O'Brene, and seven arches of the bridge were standing. The ward of one castle fled when they saw the ordnance. My Lord then cast down the castles and bridge and burned the country round, Great O'Brene and Desmond assisting. On 7 July my Lord proceeded burning and destroying to Murrough's castle of Ballyeclonell, which the ward deserted at his approach. Proceeded on the 8th to Castle Clare, which the ward had likewise deserted and set on fire. On the 9th Desmond left and went homewards; "and Great O'Brene, promising my Lord to conduct him through his country, and my Lord setting forth with his own company, the said O'Brene took another ways." O'Brene met Murrough, his brother, and Donagh, his son, and a brother of his, and skirmished with them, with some loss on both sides. My Lord camped that night on the borders of Burgh's country, and moved on the 10th to Mukcanye Castle, which surrendered, and was delivered to Hulyk O'Burgh. It has long been a danger to men passing to and from Galway. On the 1lth my Lord came to Galway, where the mayor and his brethren received him very honourably, and for the whole seven days of his stay have not suffered him to pay a penny. Hulyk O'Burgh also supplied the Irish retinue at his own cost. Here came in, and made submission (articles given), Hywgh Offlart, Hugh O'Madyn, Managhlyn O'Madyn, and Thos. McYorys. My Lord has victualled the army at his own cost for eight days further. On leaving Dublin, the army was only victualled for eight days, but we have never lacked during the journey. All the borders were then quiet, but we have heard nothing since. My Lord will not write till the journey is over. I enclose a copy of my former letters. Gal way, 14 July. Signed.
Pp. 4. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
15 July. 1382. Sir Roger Lewkenore and Sir William Barantyne. (fn. n2)
R.O. Articles of agreement between Sir Roger Lewkenor of Trotton, Sussex, and Darae Elizabeth, his wife, and his son-in-law Sir Wm. Barantyne of Haseley, Oxon, concerning Dame Elizabeth's jointure. 15 July, 30 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Large paper. Endd.
15 July. 1383. Dr. Clene.
R.O. Information addressed to the King by James Mayhow of Rochester, Englishman, Robert Hogekyn of Flushing in Zealand, and Arnold Hopken, alien, of Sittingbourne, of their having met iu Holland on the 15 July 30 Hen. VIII. with a priest named Dr. Clene, called by some Sir John Skarme, "because he can cumber the devil as is said," who inquired of them many things concerning the King and affairs in England, some of which they thought not good. He asked if the lord Spenser were alive, and they could not tell, for they knew him not, and of the Constables of the North. Answered that they thought some of them had lost their lives for offending the Crown. He said he would go to his house and come again to us, and on his return, said they were not all dead, for one of them would destroy the King within 11 days before Christmas if the King did not see to it. Asked if he would come to the King on being sent for, and he said he would on having a safeguard under the King's handwriting. He also said he had for four years dwelt with my lord Cardinal, and had made him a ring with a stone that he wrought many things with, and told him how long he should prosper, for which he was committed to the Fleet. He also said many things of the French king and the Emperor, and, amoug others, that we should have war with France, and much mischief should befall.
P. 1.
15 July. 1384. Sir Wm. Parre to Cromwell.
R.O. Has received from the bearer, by word of mouth, Cromwell's pleasure in his suit for the abbot of Pipwell. Has exhorted them to let nothing pass which may be to the diminution of the house, nor wilfully to consume more than necessary.
The abbot is sorry that Cromwell has heard anything against him, and would take much pains to have his favour. Trusting in his uprightness, is moved to become a suitor for him and his house, and begs that it may appear that his house is preserved by the favour partly that Cromwell bears to Parre. They, and all these parts think that by the occasion of Cromwell's favour to him, the house will prosper, and if the dissolution is intended, they will ascribe it to his charge. Is moved by no vain pity or desire of gain, but by the instant labour of the most part of the honest gentlemen of the country, and the great relief and succour which the poor people have daily. Though the abbot and convent gave him a convent seal of a farm last Easter in consideration of their great hospitality, did not enter, thinking that he could not employ the profits to as good use as they did. Sends up the indenture. Wishes the house to stand, more because of the country and the bruit that shall run of him in the same, than ten times the free value of the farm. Brigstock, 15 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
15 July. 1385. Thomas Godsalve to Cromwell.
R.O. Excuses his long absence. His infirmity will not endure long journeys. Begs him to take the bearer, Thomas Godsalve, his son, into his service. Has caused him to be joined in patent with himself in his poor office. Norwich, 15 July.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.


  • n1. Altered by another hand to "Rowell," with the addition by a more modern hand of the word "Pryour." The same modern hand, after the word "Walsyngham," also adds: —"delivereth up the image of Our Lady there and jewels, &c"
  • n2. See Vol. XI. No. 365, which seems to be of this year, though it may be of the year 1539.
  • n3. See No. 1346.