Henry VIII: February 1538, 6-10

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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February 1538, 6-10

6 Feb. 225. Henry VIII. to Ric. Suffragan of Dover.
iii. 829.
Commission to visit all houses of Friars Preachers, Minors, Carmelites, Augustines, and Crutched Friars in England, with power (detailed) to examine into and correct abuses'; the said bp. of Dover having been deputed to the above by Thos. Cromwell, K.G., &c. 6 Feb. 1537, 29 Hen. VIII.
6 Feb. 226. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I have received your sundry letters. The letters you sent my lord Privy Seal by Lark were welcome, for my Lord was very merry and sent them immediately to the King. But in future Tuchet should have the conveyance of such letters and come himself or send them by Broke, or else send them to Dover to be conveyed by the King's ordinary posts; for if you send your own folk you must bear their charges. Touching Lyons I can hear nothing: if any such thing be it is very secret. I will move Mr. Dudlay about the wood sale of Kingston Lisle, and, when God sends me to Frystock, I will do my best for your profit. At the end of this term Thos. Myllar has appointed for Mr. Bonham to meet me at Soberton to conclude for the lease. Button and Mr. John Granfeld have been with me again for Kingston Lisle and offer 100l. and 10l. to myself. I said that unless they got Sir John Dudley's assent I would not meddle; howbeit they would yet again have your answer. My lord Privy Seal and my lord Admiral give you hearty thanks for Powell. My lord Admiral says he marvels that the statute for gunners, by them decreed, is not kept, so that where there were 100 scholars there are now not 10; and all because, when gunners' rooms fall, they are not preferred, whereat the King will a "bend the brow." He said he and other of the Council were informed of this and that a tall man and good gunner, Loveday's man, who should have had the last room, was wrongfully passed over. He willed me to write that the King is more earnest in this than in any other statute made by them. My lord Privy Seal says he will not forget you. I have seen the edge or front of diamonds, "20 pieces all tables," and some good; but he will not sell them under 60l., which is 15l. more than they are worth. They are not Gerard's of Exeter, but belong to Gerard of London. This bearer, who is experienced and knows Mr. Marvyn's mind, will inform you touching the Commissary. If you will do anything this term it should be in hand. I cannot yet come by the Commissary's letter though I have made search. I have not seen Mr. Popley since your last letter came, but if you do enjoy for Mr. James the prebend of 11l. you must pay the dismes and I cannot think that he will pay the first fruits. Touching Walter Chaundler, if Sir Ayngell will depose as you write, he shall be met withal. The abbot of Westminster takes the matter very grievously and will needs have the advantage of the law because he had not his two tuns of wine before Candlemas. He should have this two tuns with speed; for if he have the benefit of the law the sureties will have to pay 30l. and costs, which you must repay. The King and Court have cast off their black. Where you wrote to my lord Privy Seal for licence to Mr. James to take a benefice of your patronage and my Lady's, with cure of souls, he says the matter belongs only to my lord of Canterbury, who has denied the same to the best of this realm, so that further suit is frustrate; but if you can spy a pretend or free chapel he will be friendly in it. You should write no more of it, seeing that it is taken so vehemently here as unlawful. I send by bearer the licence to marry with once asking, which must be on Sunday if they be not asked already. If it come not in time, ask them on Monday and let the curate know that you intend to marry them in your chapel, for the licence runs that the Church shall lose no part of her rights. If they had been full asked it should have saved 20s. If you had sent word in season I would have done my best to get you half a dozen does in Kent; but now Mr. Dudley has promised to send to Justes' house in Dover three or four does. I have given bearer a warrant for a doe at Folkstone, and I trust you shall have some venison out of Hampshire. London, 6 Feb.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
6 Feb. 227. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
R. O. By the bearer you will receive the apparel he came for ready made. We could not have made more speed for our lives and I hope it will come in season. Coserers has not yet delivered the bill of parcels and prices. I send the bonnets and frontlets, which I had of Mrs. Wylkenson with much ado, because Mrs. Hutton has not paid her for the last. I send also 1¾ oz. of goldsmith's work, with a chain which I had of Mrs. Whalley to trim Mr. Bassett's cap, price 45s. the oz.; also two pair of clasps, of which I have caused three to be new made and the other new "annelyed." Mrs. Whalley would rather have a hogshead of wine than a barrel of herrings. The velvet gown was a furring before your last letter came, and the tailor would have no fur but "luysars," as James and Larke can tell. If it had been furred with "booge" it had been too ancient for a young gentleman. I have not had time to provide his cap. I expected to have had it trimmed at William Taylor's, but when I came for it he disappointed me; "he is the veriest knave I ever met with." James has Tong's bill with him, and also the licence to marry with once asking. God send me little ado with any spiritual men. I have seen the front or edge of diamonds. They are all tables, 20 in number. Lady Rutland too has seen them. He will bate no penny of 60l., though they are worth only 45l. They belong to Gerard of London, not of Exeter. Sir John Dudley promises to send three or four does to Dover to Justice's house, and I send a warrant, which Palmer got of Lord Clinton, at Folistone, 5 miles from Dover. I hope you will have venison out of Hampshire. I can hear of no gentlewoman for your Ladyship, and what will come of the travers God knows. I am glad the spices came in good condition. Your Ladyship knows best what to do about Walkley. Bell shall not be forgotten. London, 6 Feb.
Hol., pp. 2. Add
6 Feb. 228. Ric. [Sampson], Bishop of Chichester, to Mr. Croftes, Cancellor of Chichester.
R. O. Thanks him for the advertisements in his letters, some of which he means to follow. What I have written for Mr. Senoke you will perceive by my general letters to you. Send word how they are accepted and followed. London, 6 Feb.
Desires to be recommended to Lord and Lady Laware.
Hol., p. 1. Endd.
6 Feb. 229. Rafe Fane to Cromwell.
R. O. After leaving Cromwell, met Master Knevet. Heard from him that some labour the minister of Modenden secretly to surrender his house, of which Cromwell is founder. Found afterwards that it is Sir Edw. Nevell. Asks whether he shall speak to the minister. Hopes today to be discharged of the things he has charge of at Boxleye. Boxleye, 6 Feb. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
6 Feb, 230. Sir Clement West to Cromwell.
R. O. On the 21st ult. arrived here the Great Master, with many of the Religion, two Englishmen, Sir Oswald Masyngberd and John Story. After triumph, his oath taken, he declared his voyage and what he had received from all princes since he was elected master; but it is not yet declared particularly. He shows writings about a marriage to be atwixt the second son of France and a princess of Portugal "the which should have in jointure Mylleyn, and for that should be disbursed eight millions of gold, notwithstanding Spaniards shall the keeping of the strongholds" (sic). He came with good provision of salt meats and in good health. He showed cordial letters from the King, and trusts to recover the Religion by his Grace's help. "Be vya of Candy and Corsyw (Corfu) Barba Rowse hath taken Nyxsea and the town of Paro and laid siege to Scheffalo, a strong castle subjects to Venys. This day is come news from Lyons that there is peace between all Christian princes."
Here is come letters that Sir Thomas Dyngle has been executed. The "osspeteler" told me on the 28th ult. that Dyngle said to him in France that the King "sowght avanys moreskys to put men to deth." I answered his Highness did but maintain his laws. Some have written hither that the confirmations of this Religion had not been so strait, but for my "noyus" letters being importune to the King. I wrote to the King that such as should be of this Religion should be sworn to his Grace, and be of good condition and personable. My letters may be "noyus" for lack of learning, but I shall not fail to write the news till I know the King or your Lordship would no more of mine.
I do not laugh to hear say that the King "should be slain with commons, my lord's grace of Northffolke, my lord Crowam shall crow no more, the lord Crmwell shall crum no more; that such follies was amongst them. Or the Great Master came I asked leave to agone hence; now I trust better rule shall be had." I write to none but your Lordship, "which I schew as a father to the Religion, and so wrote to me Doctor Mablesteyn, a mounsyr Derewys bailly of Bony wrote so to the Council, whereof all were glad." 6 Feb. 1538.
"Now goth the ffowyr calys (galleys) to Sysyll ffor to do sum acts as schall ffolow schall avyzse." Signs himself: "umble varlet."
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.: From the Religion of Rodes.
7 Feb 231. Jeffray Chamber to Cromwell.
R. O.
Ellis, 3 Ser.
iii. 168.
On defacing the late monastery of Boxley and plucking down the images, found, in the Roode of Grace, which has been had in great veneration, certain engines and old wire, with old rotten sticks in the back of the same, which caused the eyes to move and stir in the head thereof, like unto a lively thing, and also the nether lip in likewise to move as though it should speak, which was not a little strange to him and others present. Examined the abbot and old monks, who declared themselves ignorant of it. Remits the matter to Cromwell when the monks repair to London. The abbot is sore sick and not able to come now. Considering that the people of Kent had in time pasta great devotion to the image and used continued pilgrimages there, conveyed it to Maidstone this present Thursday, being market day, and showed it to the people, who had the matter in wondrous detestation and hatred, so that if the monastery had to be defaced again they would pluck it down or burn it. Will bring up the image. Maidstone, 7 Feb. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
7 Feb. 232. Anthoine Brusset to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I received yesterday your letter by captain Tybaut, complaining that some of my men had taken two Flemish horses within your pale, and that they had a passport from the Queen. I am surprised if they have a passport that they steal from the country at night like robbers. I have sent this morning to inquire about the place where they have been taken. If it was within your pale, on your sending me their passport I will send back the two horses and pay expenses. I am informed there are still three horses coming from Flanders concealed in the house of Joon Luces. I request you will arrest them and confiscate them for the Emperor, and you shall have half of the horses and the fine, If you or your men require horses for your own use I will endeavour to get you a passport from the. Queen to procure them. Gravelines, 7 Feb. 1537.
I beg you to send me the horsedealer to treat him as he deserves.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
ii. [Lord Lisle] to Anthoine Brusset.
I have received your letter dated this day at Gravelines. The passport you asked for is at Hasbrouk, where the person who carried away the two horses forgot it. I have sent for it and will forward it whenever it comes. Meanwhile I request you will deliver the horses to Thibault, and I promise on my honour that if I do not send you the passport the horses shall be restored to you. As to the other three horses at the house of John Luces, I have commanded the sergeant of Marke to bring them to this town, and if I find that they ought to be confiscated I will not fail to send them to you. I thank you for your promise of half the fine, and if I can catch the dealer I will not fail to send him to you. His name is Heyn de Smytt van Huudyngheem. Calais, 7 Feb.
Fr. Copy, on the back of the preceding.
7 Feb. 233. Sir Thomas Wyatt to Lord Lisle.
R. O. At the Emperor's request, and as the matter touches the King, my master, I have despatched this messenger with a packet to the Court of Flanders. I beg you to forward it with all speed. We have no great news, but that these two princes are likely to take a truce till June by land, but not by sea. The Emperor leaves on Monday for Perpignan to view the fortresses there and at Salsas. He takes with him only the gentlemen of his house, the Council remaining at Barcelona till his return, which is expected in 20 days. Some reckon we shall to Italy and some that we shall back again to Castile, but I reckon we are likely to remain here a good month longer. Barbaroasa has done much injury to the Venetians in the Archipelago. Commend me to my Lady, Master Porter and all the rest of my friends. Barcelona, 7 Feb.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais. Sealed.
7 Feb. 234. Sir Clement West to Henry VIII.
Otho. C. ix.
B. M.
On the 21st ult. arrived here [the Great Master] with many of the Religion, of divers nations, but only two Englishmen, Sir Oswald Mar[syngberd] and John Story. After triumph and his oath taken he made a declaration two days after of all his voyage and what he had [received] from all princes since he was elected master; "not wyth stondyng non as yet declar . . ' He showed writings of a marriage to be between the second son of [France] and a princess of Portugal who should have Milan in jointure, [the Emperor] receiving 8 millions in gold and retaining the strongholds. He showed West that he had letters from the King and trusted much in him to restore the Religion.
"[Barba Rowse ha]th takyn Nyxsea and the town [of Paro and laid siege to] Scheffalo, a strong castell, all subgetts [to Venys. New]s cam hethyr from Candy and Corfo. The four galleys go to Sysyll to do some secret act . . . days past the Great Master received letters that Dyngle had suffered death by your laws. He deserved it if only for what he said in France against your honour; which on the 28th ult. was reported to me by the hospitaller that now is, i.e., that "your hygh[nes] put men to deth wyth avanys moreskes."
The confirmation your Grace has given to the Religion arrived with the Great Master. It has been "written hither that my writing to your Highness hath been cause of some things more strait than they should have been." Protests he will always do his duty. Malta, 7 Feb. m. vc, xxxv[iii.].
Hol., pp. 3. Mutilated. Add.
8 Feb. 235. Geo. Rolle to Lord Lisle.
R. O. According to your letters sent before Christmas I wrote both to Mr. Sheriff and to John Davy, your servant, to instruct him, that he might commune with Mr. Coblegh why he refused your rent for the tying of the weir. I find, from Mr. Sheriff, who is now here, and by a letter from John Davy, that he will be content to take it when the weir and hatches are made up according to the old composition. The great chamber in Frystok is very ruinous, and divers other lodgings. If you wished hereafter to lie there, you might have the "dorter" and the cloister, and compound for the houses of office which Mr. Winslade bought. Mr. Winslade, who is in London, will be with you next week. He intends to surrender his lease of the barton, but my bailly thinks your Lordship ought not to accept it.
Pestilence reigns at Toryton and Frystok, and now is come to Adryngton, so that the officers sent down by my lord Admiral to survey Toryton (which is given to him along with Fremington and Bovy Tracy) durst not proceed.
I delivered Mr. Hussey 20l. upon your letter during the Christmas holidays, though it was painful to me. The abbeys go down as fast as they may and are surrendered to the King. I pray God send you one among them to your part. London, 8 Feb.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Deputy, in Calais.
8 Feb, 236. Margaret Marchioness of Dorset to Cromwell.
R. O. I lately received your loving and gentle letter for an end to be made by my lord Chancellor and your Lordship between my son Marquis and me. Although there was nothing between us that we could not end ourselves we are both glad to comply, especially considering the good heart borne by your Lordship to my late husband, and your goodness to my son Thomas. I beg you to call sharply on him for his diligent service to you, which will do him more good than the little living left him by his father.
There are many untrue reports of my unkindness to my son Marquis, which trouble me not a little, considering how good a mother I have been to him, what pains I have sustained, and what bonds I have brought my friends into for his sake since my Lord his father's death. None of the Council, I know, will credit them. I never reckoned the little portion he now enjoys by law sufficient to maintain his estate, and have always been willing to enlarge it with such part of the lands "liable" to my late husband's will as the lord Chancellor and you should think convenient, hoping you will not diminish my jointure. I have cent to my son Medley (fn. n1) to make search for such things as may do my son Marquis any pleasure in the suit of his livery. Medley will wait on you to know your pleasure. Sir Richard Clement's Mote in Kent, 8 Feb. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
8 Feb. 237. Anthoine Brusset to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I thank you for your letter received this morning. I cannot send you the two horses you ask for without a passport, because those who made the capture have sworn before Capt. Tybaut that the persons who led them were going to sell them, and never pretended that they belonged to Tybaut. But as soon as I receive the passport with certificate that they do belong to him I will send them. Gravelinghes, 8 Feb. 1537.
I beg you to be diligent in arresting the other horses of which you write.
Hol., Fr., p 1. Add.
8 Feb. 238. Anthoine Brusset to the Deputy of Calais.
R. O. I beg you, on the Emperor's behalf, to recover for me three horses which last night have escaped from my men, the one by Andruwyc and the others by the village named Le Capelle. Gravelines, 8 Feb. 1537.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
8 Feb. 239. Card. de Carpi to ——.
Vatican MS. * * * * *
They say Brian came from England to demand the 500,000 ducats which his King advanced and to complain that in this meeting at Locata he has not been named as principal, as had been promised. It is also understood that by these means he would like to impede the marriage of Madame de Longavilla with the king of Scotland, and to draw those people to him more than the French wish. I can easily believe this, because the Grand Master, inviting me to dinner, said it was the King's wish that I should dine with him; and he sent to fetch me from Mons. di Umieres very honourably. This well considered, I think that, besides the wish to honour his Holiness, he wished to strike a blow at Brian and Winchester. * * * * Molins, 8 Feb. 1538.
Italian, p. 1. From a modern extract in R. O. commencing: "R. Illmo Sigor mio colenmo."
8 Feb. 240. The Holy League.
R. O. "La cappitullation de la tressaincte ligue faicte entre nostre Sainct Pere le Pappe, l'Imperialle Majesté et les Venitiens contre les Turcqz," made in the hall of the Consistory (en la salle de la Residence du Sacré Consistoire), 8 Feb. 1538, 4 Paul III., in presence of the Cardinals. [See the articles in Baronius, xxxii. 470.]
Fr., pp. 4.
Chigi MS. 2. Notice (from the Diaria Martinellis) of the announcement, by the Pope in a secret consistory, Wednesday, 6 Feb. 1538 of the confirmation by the Emperor of the articles of the league between the Pope and the Venetians against the Turks; and of certain decrees made thereupon. Confirmation in the ordinary consistory, 8 Feb. of the above.
Latin. Extract from a moderń copy in R.O.
9 Feb. 241. [Chapuys and Mendoza] to the Emperor.
Add. MSS.
28,590, f. 80.
B. M.
"Relacion de lo quescriben los embaxadores de su Magestad en Inglaterra a ix de febrero de 1538."
On 1 Feb. they received the letters of the Comendador Mayor and Granvelle of 19 Jan., containing the substance of the negociations for peace with instructions to say nothing about them unless the refute (rechacar) what the French told the bp. of Winchester in France, i.e., that they had refused all the Emperor demanded or offered in order not to consent to the celebration of the Council. The same day came a courier to the ambassador of France, and went immediately to the palace, and after he left the King remained almost all day in consultation with his Council. In the evening Cromwell sent to tell the Emperor's ambassadors that the King heard the negociations for peace were not concluded, and the truce was prolonged till 1 June next.
The King also sent to tell them he was beginning to see that what they told him of the Emperor's sincere good will and amity was true, as appeared by the words the Emperor had used to Mr. Dudley, and lately to his ambassador, viz., that if the peace was concluded the said King would be included in it as a principal contrahent, and that when the Council came to be held the Emperor would do his best that nothing should be treated there or elsewhere against the right and justice of the said King. The King, therefore, had lost all his jealousy of the Emperor and was very willing for the marriage of his daughter with the Infant of Portugal without insisting upon the two conditions touching the Pope and the Council. To make the amity more firm the King desired that at the same time they should treat of his own marriage with the duchess of Milan, which was more convenient, considering her age and position, than that with the Infanta of Portugal, and he desired them to write this to the Emperor as soon as possible, and that the Emperor might request the Queen Regent of Flanders to go with the said Duchess to Calais, where the said King would be, and would conclude the said marriages, at least that of the Infant with the Princess.
The King afterwards sent to ask them to intercede with the Emperor to obtain the delay of the Council in order in the mean time to treat of the said marriages, and give him time to consider what course to take with regard to the said Council. The bearer of this message added (diziendo) that if the above were settled the King would contribute both men and money against the Turk.
Next day the said ambassadors went to see Cromwell, who confirmed all, and said the King had written to the Emperor about his marriage with the duchess of Milan; but he had heard that Nassau and De Praet were gone to Cleves to arrange a match for the said Duchess, and he begged them to write to the Queen Regent to conclude nothing until she heard from the Emperor. Cromwell also said that the English ambassador with the Emperor had power to treat for a closer amity, and to speak of the marriage of the Princess and the Infant, but that he had since been informed of that of the said Duchess. He also was commissioned to solicit the Emperor that the Council might be at Cambray, or some such place, to which the King might send or come in person; but the Emperor had deferred answering until the return of the Comendador Mayor and Grandvelle, giving him hope of a good answer, which the King awaited with much interest. As to what the French pretended, that they had refused all the Emperor's offers in order not to derogate from their treaties with the English by consenting to the Council, Cromwell paid the King his master believed rather what the Emperor had said to his ambassador, i.e., that the king of France, to have less than half of what he said the Emperor had offered, would not only consent to the Council but treat to the prejudice of any one whatever. Therefore when the French ambassador sought to persuade the King of the said practises he showed himself somewhat disgusted, asking the said ambassador how he could publish such extravagances which the Emperor would not consent to even if he were a prisoner, and now that there was no necessity why should he offer them? Moreover, Henry was not so bad a friend, but that for such an advantageous treaty he would have released the king of France from his promise touching the Council. The French ambassador had also told the King that though they were negociating an interview at Narbonne, the French king was ready to make a stricter amity with the English and declare himself friend of their friends and enemy of their enemies, not even excepting his Holiness. The king of England had replied that they had treaties already, and it was only necessary to keep them, and the first thing was to make a good peace. The French ambassador had also told the King that the Emperor was determined to pass into Italy only for the celebration of the Council, and there was nothing the king of England ought to dread more, because it would treat of matters of the highest importance as to himself; but that if he would make a league with the king of France they would disturb the Emperor's designs. With these suggestions Cromwell said the King was much annoyed, and told the French ambassador he was not a man to be bargained with, and was old enough to know every man's weak side; that the Emperor's going to Italy did not concern him, and he had no occasion to fear the Council, which could not be called a General Council; that by these inventions the French king thought to escape payment of his debt of more than 800,000 cr., but he meant to have it shortly, and had sent to solicit it in France; and that if the French king disliked the Emperor's passage, (fn. n2) and would like to make any appointment with England, let him speak more plainly. The King added many other harsh words, insomuch that the said French ambassador left the palace quite confused and astonished.
The assertion of the English that they have treated with the king of France not to consent to the Council does not appear likely because, as Cromwell has said, the bp. of Winchester in Monpellier asked the king of France to promise to permit nothing to be treated in the Council to the prejudice of the king of England. The ambassadors think to English (ellos) want to make their profit of this, just as they wanted to make their profit with the king of France out of a similar promise which they pretended the Emperor had made. The king of France would not believe it, saving the Emperor had expressly arranged the contrary with his Holiness against the king of England The bp. of Winchester asked to seethe agreement, and the French king said it was at Paris, by which the said English know well that it is a hoax (burla).
Cromwell said likewise that Winchester had written to the King about marrying the Princess in France, and the King took it very ill, Winchester being his councillor and knowing the Emperor intended another match. As Cromwell did not mention the said marriages the ambassadors did not ask him other particulars depending upon the negotiations, so as not to give occasion for distrust and for fresh practices with the French. They therefore refrained from speaking of it beyond showing that they had heard what had passed in the negotiations for the peace. They confirmed what Cromwell said of the Emperor's goodwill and his answer to the King's ambassador. As to what the Comendador Mayor and Granvelle had written to them, i.e., to temporise as to the marriage of the Princess until further instructions from the king of Portugal and the Infant Don Luis, they were determined not to mention it, but seeing there was no fear that they would be taken at their word, especially seeing that the said King would have the marriages treated together, in order that no lukewarmness might be imputed to the Emperor, they repeated the practices showing that the said marriage was the true way to the other matters. Cromwell replied, after thinking a little, that all would go well, and so left them.
The same evening Cromwell sent to say he had related all to the King, who thanked them and asked them especially to persuade the Emperor to delay the Council, which would not be difficult as the peace had not been concluded. Cromwell had no doubt of the marriage of the Princess and Infant. But the ambassadors are not sure that he did not mean to say, by means of the King's marriage with the Infanta or with the duchess of Milan; for otherwise it could not be considered secure.
Note [by Secretary Idiaquez?].—Afterwards, before the courier left, the ambassadors received the Emperor's letters written from here (Barcelona) to continue the practices for the marriages both of the princess to the Infant and of the duchess of Milan to the King according to the communication had with Don Pedro Mascarenas, but he (they?) (fn. n3) had not spoken about it as this courier was being despatched.
Spanish, pp. 10. Modern copy from the archives of Simancas. [See Spanish Calendar, V. ii.. No. 182.]
9 Feb. 242. Abingdon Abbey.
R. O. Surrender of the monastery, with all its possessions in Berks, Oxon, Bucks, Wilts, Dors., Soms., Glouc., Wore, Ntht., Midd., Herts, and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the Marches thereof. 9 Feb, 29 Hen. VIII. Signed by Thos. Rowland, abbot, Ric. Enysham, prior, and 24 others, one of the signatures being "superioribus et ipse consentior affectibus et voluntatibus, Thomas Schafysbrok." [See Eighth Report of Deputy Keeper, App. II., 7.]] Seal mostly gone.
Enrolled [Close Roll, p. 1, No. 1] with mem. of acknowledgment, same day, before Wm. Peter, one of the clerks of Chancery.
9 Feb. 243. Robbery and Murder of John Lion.
R. O. Examination of Thos. Poyell and Margery his wife, Thos. Langford, and Anne Wylles, single woman, at Redborne, 8 Feb. 29 Henry VIII., before Ric. Raynshaw, justice of the peace within the liberty of St. [Alb]ans in co. [Herts.] for the robbery and murder of John Lion, servant of Sir Fras. Brian.
Poyell says they met with Langford at Asheryge, 20 Jan. 29 Hen. VIII., and they lay at Gaddesden one night, at Luton two, Stevenage two, Hycheyn two, Wave three, Waltom one, Barnet three, Hatfield one, Harpenden one, and thence to Redborne, "to my lady of Norfolk's place," 8 Feb. On that day they left Redborne at 2 p.m. towards Markeyat, and about a mile from Markeyat they commanded the two women to go before and provide lodging "for they would beg one penny or two by the way." They met with Wylles the Monday after Candlemas day. He ceme to Markeyat before 4 p.m.
The said Margery gives the same account of their wanderings. She parted with Powell and Langford at Redborne, at the alehouse at the upper end of the town.
Langford deposes as Powell does.
Welles says they lay the first night at Gaddesdeu, and that she met with the rest at Barnet three weeks ago. She and Powell's wife tarried at Redborne after Powell and Langford left the town, and they did not meet again until about 6 p.m. at Markeyat.
Names of their hosts at Gaddesden and the other places.
Powell and Langford, examined 9 Feb. before Ralph Rowlet and the said Ric. Raynshaw. Langford explained that the breast of his shirt was bloody by blood "issuing out of his nose, and because that it should be no further suspected he did turn the fore part of his shirt behind." Anne Whyter alias Wylles says Powell and Langford did not come to their lodging till after candle lighting. When tidings came that "the man was slain," Powell gave a great sigh and said "it was a pity that he was murdered: howbeit, he said, we came into our lodging betime."
Large paper, pp. 2. Mutilated.
9 Feb. 244. Thomas Bishop of Ely to Cromwell.
R. O. I have been informed that Master Megges, sheriff of Cambridgeshire, has made sinister complaints of me to your Lordship, which I doubt not you little esteem, as he is my open adversary. Yet I beg you will be my good lord till I make answer; when E doubt not but there shall appear such malice as you would scant think to be in a Christian man. Dounham, 9 Feb. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: My lord Privy Seal. Endd.
9 Feb. 245. Lord Sandys to Cromwell.
R. O. Writes in favour of Wm. Hide, a good and honest gentleman, who has been sore hurt and maimed upon one of his arms by the servants of Chr. Aston, of Abingdon. Aston is a man of marvellous perverse and evil conditions. Many honest persons, both in town and country, stand in great dread of him. Reminds him of his own suits. The Vyne, 9 Feb. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
9 Feb. 246. Card. of Mâcon and M. de Selve, French Ambassadors at Rome, to Francis I.
Ribier, i. 97. Conversation with the Pope upon the subject of the league between the Pope, Emperor, and Venetians, in which his Holiness denied that there was any hostile intention against France, and said that there were signs of the Emperor's coming to Italy to make peace. They replied that it was said the Emperor would not stop in Italy, but go on into Germany to rouse that country against France, and then proceed to Flaudera to try and conclude the prolonged practise he holds there with the king of England, to find means of making a powerful attack on the side of Picardy. The Pope replied he had no such information, but if the Emperor took amity and intelligence with the king of England, he (the Pope) would assuredly be the Emperor's open enemy.
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Card. Trivulce says he has heard from a personage whom he trusts that the Emperor will pass on from Italy to Germany to raise the princes against France, and from thence will go to Flanders to try and get the king of England to move war in Picardy. Rome, 9 Feb.
10 Feb. 247. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Sir John Dudley says that he has sent to Dover or this time three does, and by Larck I sent a warrant to be served at my lord Clynton's park, which I trust has also come to Calais. I send by the bearer three does from the forest of Bere, part of them peppered and salted here. Will send by the next a warrant for a doe out of Mr. Ponynges' park of Mr. Russell's gift, so that if Mr. Dudley keep appointment I trust your Lordship will be well sped. I delivered both the letters to Mr. Russell and Mr. Kyngston, who say they will consult and make me answer. Sir John Dudley says that if you will let him have Kybworthe he will give you as much land in Kent. As to Kyngston Lisle and Paynswyke, your counsel advise you to make as much money as you can. Mr. Bonham has appointed to be here on Tuesday or Wednesday, when your Lordship will know whereupon to rest. It he refuse it, Mr. Wyndsore would like my lord Chief Baron to have it. I think it would be better that my lord Montague had it. Popley will not pay the firstfruits; but, though your Lordship pay them, it were better to take the prebend. I trust tomorrow the "premanere" process will take commencement at Pykring's suit, and also process against Bell. The abbot must have two tuns of wine. Wynslade of the West country is here, and will over to your Lord ship. He is weary of his lease. You shall know more by my next letter and Mr. Rolles in two days. London, 10 Feb.
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10 Feb. 248. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
R. O. I send by the bearer three does from Hampshire, and hope the three which Mr. Dudley sent are now at Calais, also the warrant served in lord Clynton's park, I will send another with the first, to be served in Mr. Poyning's park I also sent, by Swift, a cap with a white feather for Mr. Basset. Cos3is promises me the reckoning on Tuesday next. Mr. Popley lent me 20 nobles, of which I think he owes the greater part for his rent. I paid it for the furring of Mr. Basset's gown. I am sorry not to be there, and would have been but that Mr. Bonham appointed to be here on Tuesday next. If Mr. Bonham refuse it, Mr. Wynsor wishes the lord Chief Baron to have it, but I should prefer my lord Montague. Mr. Commissary is like to smell of prœmunire. To-day process is appointed to be had against Bell. I hope to get the travers that came last over. I gave "him" one George noble, with which he was well pleased, and said my lord of Norfolk had offered 3l. for it. I offered 3l., and I think it might be had under 4l. Winslade will come (i.e., go) over. By my next 'letter and by Mr. Rolles you will know how to handle him. London, 10 Feb.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais.
10 Feb. 249. Sir Brian Tuke to Cromwell.
R. O. Sends a note of the money received of the subsidy of the lay fee, granted Ao xxvi., for the city of London; which note his clerk Alan Hawte shows him Cromwell required. Begs Cromwell to remember to supply him with money; the subsidy is nearly all paid and Cromwell ordered the tellers of the receipt to pay none of the fifteenth to him till the King's further pleasure were known. Is sorry he has not been fit to wait on Cromwell, but trusts shortly, the weather and himself amended, to be able to supply that lack, and show what danger he has been in by distemperance of his liver. My house in London, 10 Feb. 1537.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Crumwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
ii. Sums paid to Sir Brian Tuke, knight, treasurer of the King's Chamber, before 10 Feb. 29 Henry VII., by the collectors in London of the first payment of the subsidy of the lay fee granted to his Highness in 26 Hen. VIII.
Thomas Gale, collector of the wards of Colman Street, Barnardiscastell (sic), and Candelweke Street, 252l. 8½d.
Barnarde Jennyns, collector of the wards of Bredstrete, Busshoppisgate, and Aldersgate, 522l. 19s. 2½d.
Roger Mondy, collector of the wards of Lymestrete, Algate, and Tower ward, 180l.
John Sadler, collector of the wards of Cordewaner Street, Chepe, and Cornewalle (Cornhill), 684l. 15s. 6d.
William Wilkynson, collector of the wards of Ferryngton Within, Creplegate, and Porte Soken, 391l. 8s. 4½d.
John Perye, collector of the wards of Walbroke, Bridge ward, Vyntre, and Langebourne, 540l. 16½d.
John Wilford, collector of the wards of Bredstrete, Billingisgate, and Bassingehalle, 371l. 3s. 7d.
Richard Fermour, collector of the wards of Farryngton Within and Quenehithe, 176l. 14s. 11d.
Total, 3,119l. 3s. 9d.
iii. Similar note of sums received on the second payment.
John Pawlterton and Nich. Delwyn for the wards of Ferrington Within, Creplegate, and Porte Soken, 352l. 16s. 6d.
Richard Bucklande, for Barnardiscastell, Candelwyke Street, and Colman strete, 230l.
Edmond Shaa, for Busshoppisgate, Aldersgate, and Bredstrete, 475l. 6s. 1d.
Andrew Judde, for Towerstrete, Algate, and Lymestrete, 192l. 8s. 4d.
Richard Aleyn, for Ferrington Without, Dowegate, and Quyne Hithe, 246l. 13s. 4d.
Thomas Watts, for Billingisgate, Bredstrete, and Bassingishawe, 281l. 17d.
Thomas Bowyer, for Bridge ward, Langebourne, Vyntre, and Walbroke, 488l. 17s. 10d.
Richard Reed, for Cornehill, Chepe, and Cordewaner Street, 514l.
Total, 2,781l. 3s. 6d.
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10 Feb. 250. Attainted Lands.
R. O. "A Book of Repryses," viz., stipends to curates and chantry priests and other annuities and corrodies paid out of the lands of the late attainted monastery of Bridlington.
ii. Stipends, &c. chargeable on the lands of the attainted mon. of Jervaulx.
iii. Annuities chargeable on the lands of Sir Rob. Constable, attainted. Payment to the lord Privy Seal, 10 Feb., for his annuity granted to him by Sir Rob., due for one year ended at Mich. 29 Hen. VIII., 10l.
iv. Annuities chargeable on a farmhold called . . . . . sby, in Clyveland, late in the holding of Sir John Bulmer, attainted.
v. Annuities chargeable on Sir Fras. Bigod's lands.
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10 Feb. 251. [Sentleger] to Wriothesley.
R. O.
St. P. ii. 546.
Since I last wrote you the baron of Delvyn, one of the best marchers here, is dead. His son's son is his heir and not past 12 or 13 years old. The King should stay "the gift or sale of him" till our return. I have written the like to my lord Privy Seal by Robt. Cowley. I again beg you to accelerate our return; money and victuals are here very dear, and I have too long abstained from bribery to begin now. Dublin, 10 Feb. No signature.
10 Feb. 252. John Hutton to Cromwell.
R. O. Since I wrote on the 6th ult. nothing has occurred except the death of the Card, of Liege. The news came last night and is much lamented, as it will lead to great changes. The lord Ystilsteyn was despatched incontinent from the Court in post, and today departed lord Bewre, his father, accompanied by divers gentlemen. Great pains are taken daily to fortify the frontiers, no hope of peace being entertained. Brussels, 10 Feb.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.


  • n1. Her first husband's name was William Medley. The son's Christian name does not appear.
  • n2. Into Italy.
  • n3. "En loqual no bavia (qu. havian?) hablado."