Henry VIII: September 1538 6-10

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 13 Part 2, August-December 1538. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1893.

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September 1538 6-10

6 Sept. 289. Sir John Gage and Sir William Penizon to Cromwell
R. O. This morning at 6 o'clock I received your letter, dated Dover, 4 Sept. Lady Guldefford died on Wednesday between 11 and 12 at noon; Mr. Penison and I shall proceed with her "funeralles." As yet there is no inventory, but I suppose her money, plate, and jewels will be over 1,200 mks. She has made a will (fn. n1) with great legacies in it. After her burial we shall take an inventory of the whole house, when I trust your Lordship will be near unto these parts. Blackfriars in London, 6 September. Signed.
P. 1. Add; Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
6 Sept. 290. Sir Richard Ryche to Cromwell.
R. O. Learns by a letter, (fn. n2) enclosed, from Mr. Roper, steward of the late monastery of Faversham, Kent, that, the morrow after Michaelmas, the abbot there for the time used to choose the mayor for the next year out of three persons presented by the town. This liberty is now in the Court of Augmentations. Desires to know whether the King will retain the nomination or remit it to Cromwell, or to the writer, as one of the officers of the said court. Desires remembrance of Mr. Pollerd's suit and his. Leyghes in Essex, 6 September. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
6 Sept. 291. Thos. Decons, Escheator of Bucks and Beds, to Cromwell.
R. O. Has received Cromwell's letters with the minute of an office concerning Woburn lands and tenements in Bucks to be found for the King. Has charged a jury and fixed a day for them. Divers persons who claim to have certain of the, said land for term of years, have asked him to have the same found by the office. Asks Cromwell's pleasure about them and also about annuities and fees. Marston, 6 Seal. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
6 Sept. 292. Francis Earl of Shrewsbury to John Scudamore.
Add. MS.
f. 122.
B. M.
Sends copy of a letter he has received from my lord of Southampton in behalf of Ric. Mynours, touching the goods of his late father, (fn. n3) deceased. Desires him to show favour to the said Richard accordingly, provided it be not prejudicial to the Earl's liberties. Sheffield Lodge, 6 Sept. Signed. P. 1. Add.
6 Sept. 293. Adam Mytton to Cromwell.
R. O. Two naughty friar houses in Sheurosbury, one of Friars Minors, the other of Austin Friars, are suppressed by the lord Visitor, the bishop of Douevyre, by their own consents, and the custody of them given to the writer. Petitions Cromwell to help him to one of those houses, as they lie in the town he dwells in, and he has served the King 16 years in Parliament, being one of the "insenysciant" of the number of the Common house. Was northward with 100 men in the King's service. At the last Parliament at Westminster Cromwell told him, if he should know of anything in his country in the King's gift, to spare no labour till he came to his Lordship. Would have come in person, only his horse "fell" him and "brossed" his leg so that he cannot travel. Salop, 6 September.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Thomas Cromwell, lord Privy Seal, of the King's Secret Council and High Ordinary of England. Endd.
6 Sept. 294. Black Friars, Cardiff.
R. O. Surrender of the house of Black Friars of Cardyve by "head" and convent, to the lord Visitor for the King, 6 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: Fryer Thomas Stantun—ffr. Dd. Lln.—ffr. Rychard Nycolsun—ffr. Rychard Thomas—ffr. Jhohannes Lewys—fr. John Thomas—fr. Thomas Davys (the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th, in the same hand; the last two in one handwriting, but different from the others and in different ink).
P. 1.
R. O. 2. Indenture declaring all the stuff of the Black Friars of Cardiffe received by the lord Visitor under the lord Privy Seal and delivered to John Loveday, deputy to the bailey, for the King.
Vestry:—2 tunicles of black velvet, a suit of blue vestments, a red cope Math images, with other copes and chasubles, and a laten cross, a censer, &c., a pair of organs and 2 ladders. Kitchen:—3 pewter platters, a pan, a brass pot, a little kettle, &c.
Besides this there is delivered with the indenture 5 pieces of evidence, and to Thomas Robert, victualler, 20s. due to him. The Visitor has a chalice of 13 oz., paid his own charges and departed. There is owing for a suit of vestments and a white cope 7l.: the cope cannot be found: the "priest, deacon, and subdeacon" is delivered to Father Lewys, who was prior here and is bound for the payment of the 7l. Many other things are gone; "for the prior and subprior and other of late be dead within x or xij days, so that all is out of order." Two pots and 3 bushels corn were sold in the town, "and the servant paid 7s. 6d. due to her," &c.
Signed by John Loveday.
Copy. Pp. 2.
6 Sept. 295. Grey Friars, Cardiff.
R. O. Surrender of the house, by warden and convent, to the lord Visitor for the King, 6 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Thomas Gwyn, gardianus, Boland Jonys, Owen Jonis, Robt Casteli, Ric. Mellyn, Hugh Sawyer, John Browne, Wm. Barber, and Gawyng Johns.
P. 1.
R. O. 2. Indenture of the stuff of the Grey Friars of Cardyffe received by the lord Visitor under the lord Privy Seal and delivered to John Lovedaye, the bailey's deputy, for the King.
Choir:—An alabaster table, 2 altar cloths on the altar, 2 pair small candlesticks, a laten cross, a pair of organs, a sort of old books, &c. Church:—5 alabaster tables, a sacry bell, and a bell in the steeple. Vestry: —Various copes and tunicles, "including a fair cope paynejd silk the offeras velvet with eagles," an old black cope silk with lambeys, &c. Kitchen, hall, and new chamber: — A box of evidence containing, besides the Grey Friars' evidence, 5 pieces of the Black Friars'. The warden is allowed a brass pot, a broken little bell, and a grate of iron which stood in the choir, to pay the Visitor's charges. The Visitor has a cross with Mary and John, 105 oz.; a proper chalice and a little chalice, gilt, 29 oz.; a broken senser with a ship, another broken chalice with little payse, 51 oz. Two chalices lay in pledge for 4l., which the Visitor paid, weight 37 oz. A pyxte and a little bond of a maser, 12 oz.
Added by Loveday: There is a chalice for 5 mark with Mr. Oliver Sant John, which hath the Mandy on the foot in portyture, and is better than the money. I had no time to send for it.
Signed by John Loveday.
Pp. 3.
7 Sept. 296. Lord Lisle to Lady Lisle.
R. O. The King was never better lord to him, as he will show her at his coming on Tuesday next. My lord Privy Seal promised me "money, clothes, a collar and shirt that I should not go till the King departed out of Calais." Send me two printed books which I brought over to Dover, which Sterkey hath. Recommend me to all the Council, especially Mr. Treasurer, and make much of Master Anthony. Canterbury, Our Lady's Eve.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: at Calais.
7 Sept. 297. Vale Royal Abbey.
R. O.
Rymer xiv.
Surrender of the abbey and all its possessions in Darnall, Merton, Coversley, Ernesley, Bradford, Knyghts, Offerton, Weverham, Overe, Twemlowe, Moresbury and Prome, Middlewich, Northwich, Oveston, Dutton, Acton and Berterton, Legh and Weverham Manley, Weverham Alba, Wythyngton, Milton, Allostoke, Swettenham, Capesthorne, Netherpouere, Stanthorne, Frodesham, Chester, London in co. Midd., Kirkham in co. Lanc., Castleton in co. Derb., Llandern Vaure in S. Wales, or elsewhere in England and Wales and the marches thereof. 7 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII.
Signed by John, the abbot; (fn. n4) Alex. Sedon, prior; and 13 others. [See Eighth Report of Dep. Keeper, App. ii. 46.]
Fair seal.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 5, No. 55] without mem. of acknowledgment.
7 Sept. 298. Frederick Myconius to Cromwell.
Cleop. E. v.
B. M.
Strype Eccl.
Mem. I ii.
No. 95.
Has fallen ill, and can no longer attend the religious conferences as he has done for months with the ambassadors of the princes. His strength daily diminishes, and he despairs of his life if he do not go back to Germany. Matters have advanced so far that they are agreed as to the principal points, and what remains, touching abuses, can be settled in his absence. Begs, therefore, for licence to return. London, 1538, prid. Nativ. Mariæ.
Hol., Lat., pp. 2. Add.
7 Sept. 299. Gio. Battista Ferrar to Sir Wm. Penizon.
Galba B. x.
B. M.
The Emperor has despatched the prince of Macedonia towards the Levant with Prince Doria, and has written to Don Ferrante Gonzaga, viceroy of Sicily, to assist him. Part of the Spaniards who were in Milan have embarked in Genoa to go against the Turk; the rest have gone towards Hungary. This Queen at the end of the present month departs to a conference with the French king. It is doubtful whether Madame (fn. n5) will go. The ambassador of your King is said to be dying. I am very grieved, both because of the friendship between us and his virtuous qualities. Another time your King has an ambassador with the Queen I hope it will be you. Madame the Duchess, my mistress, loves the King truly. I beg you to offer to the King my services with the Queen here. Will send aver a good groom when he can find one. Sends commendations to the lord Privy Seal and to Sr Caneuetto (Knyvet), Sr Pietro Lasson, Sr Philippo, and Sr Portanaio (fn. n6) Brussels, 7 Sept. 1538.
Hol., Italian, pp. 3. Add.: Al molto magco Sr Gulmo Panizon scudiere del Invictisso [R]e d'Inghelterra . . . in Londra alla Corte di sua Mta. Cito.
7 Sept. 300. Charles V. to Paul III.
Add. MS.
28,590, f. 215.
Aguilar and the Nuncio have declared the Pope's safe arrival at Rome. He himself has arrived here and found his Empress and children well. Is making preparation for next year's campaign against the Turk. Valladolid, 7 Sept.
Spanish, pp. 2. Headed: 1538. Modern copy from Simancas. [See Spanish Calendar, VI. i. No. 9.]
8 Sept. 301. Lord Chancellor Audeley.
See Grants in September, No. 6.
8 Sept. 302. Lord Lisle to Lady Lisle.
R. O. This Lady Day the King has given me 400l. stg. a year. Will be with her on Tuesday next. Commend me to the Council, especially Mr. Treasurer, and "show him I am commissary and deputy." Canterbury, 8 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
8 Sept. 303. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
R. O. My Lord and all your Ladyship's friends here thank God you have had so prosperous a passage. He never fails the faithful in their need. My Lord is so entertained, especially with the King and my lord Privy Seal, that he is not like to depart till the King has removed from Canterbury. His Lordship has promised now to be earnest in his own cause, for he may never have another opportunity. Mr. Pollerd has been so busy night and day "in prayer with offering unto S. T. shrine and head, (fn. n7) with other dead relics, that he could have no idle worldly time to peruse your Ladyship's book for the draft of your Ladyship's letters which must be signed for the stay of your great matter": but I doubt not, when his spiritual devotion is past, he will attend to the book and supplication. I think there is no doubt in the man, and that "this late devotion bath stablished his conscience that he will use nothing but right with indifferency." Goodall is departed and has a letter to Parson Ayngell. My Lord has delivered him 7s. 6d., and I gave him your Ladyship's letters for Mr. Rolle and John Davy. My Lord is now minded that the heir shall have Soberton, and says he will make no promise to Fawckner. This agrees not with Mr. Wynsor's letter. I will stay in the mutter till I hear from your Ladyship. If Dalle would set his hand and seal to the lease I would arrange that some of my Lord's friends should have it and give as much; yet the house should bear my Lord's name during the lease. On coming to London I will do my best to send your liveries speedily. Jesu send you long life and my Lord a pension of 1,000l. a year. Dover, 8 Sept.
Nich. Ayer is at Canterbury.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
8 Sept. 304. Croxton Abbey.
R. O.
Rymer, xiv.
Surrender of the monastery and its cell or priory of Horneby, Lanc., archidiac. Richmond, and all their possessions in cos. Leic. and Lanc., and Ntht., Linc., York, and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 8 Sept. 1538. Signed by Thos. Grene, abbot; Ric. Fox, prior; Wm. Jarman, sub-prior; and 16 others of Croxton, and John Consyll, prior, and two others of Horneby. [See Deputy Keeper's Eight Report, App. ii. 18.]
Stained. Seal slightly broken.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 1, No. 20] as acknowledged same day before Thos. Legh, LL.D.
8 Sept. 305. Austin Friars, Newport.
R. O. Surrender by Ric. Batte, vicar of the Austin Friars of Newport, to the hands of the lord Visitor for the King. 8 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: Rychard Batte.
P. 1. Endd.: John Thomas.
8 Sept. 306. Sir Thomas Audeley, Chancellor, to [Cromwell].
R. O.
St. P. i. 586.
Thanks for last letters. The earl of Oxford, Mr. Chancellor and himself desire him to thank the King for their licence to visit my lord Prince. Never saw "so goodly a child of his age, so merry, so pleasant, so good and loving countenance, and so earnest an eye as it were a sage judgment towards every person that repaireth to his Grace." He is thinner, but has grown, and can now stand, and would walk if they lei him. Glad to hear the King will remove him from Havering against winter; it will be a cold house in winter, though in summer it is a good air. Hears bruits of the dissolution of St. John's, Colchester, and St. Osyes, and reminds Cromwell of his old suit for the continuance of those houses—not as abbeys but colleges. The King may have 1,000l. for each and the gift of deans and preòendaries. Moves this because many poor people depend on St. John's for relief, and St. Osyes stands in the end of the shire where there would otherwise be little hospitality. The former lacks water, and the latter stands in the marshes, so that few of reputation would keep house in either. Twenty houses, great and small, are dissolved in Essex already. Sues for no private advantage. Thanks the King for leave to exchange lands with either of the houses. If he can obtain this suit for the translation of the two houses Cromwell shall have 200l. Berechurche, 8 Sept.
P.S.—Ridea today to Suffolk to meet the duke of Norfolk at Framyngham to kill some of his bucks there. The Duke wished him to come to Kenynghale, but it is too far. Framyngham is but 24 miles. Asks Cromwell to write when the King will return near London.
Hol. Endd.
8 Sept. 307. A Disloyal Speech.
R.O. Remembrance of words spoken by Adam Fermour of Waldern, in March 27 Henry VIII., taken 8, Sept. 30 Hen. VIII.
1. John Brown, in the house of Ric. Brown his father, heard Fermour say he had been in London and that the King had had a fall and broken one or two ribs, but "rather than such laws as the King would make should go forward" it were better he had broken his neck; he (Fermour) had two bows and two sheaves of arrows and he would shoot all his arrows before such laws went forward. Signed: John Brown.
2. Thos. à Wood says Mr. Sakfeld, at the time, commanded him and Ric. Jeffrey to examine Ric. and John Brown, who said Fermour had spoken as above. Signed with a mark.
3. Ric. Frankewell met Fermour in the house of John Dyne of Waldern and asked what news. "What news man?" said Fermour. "By God's blood! evil news, for the King will make such laws that if a man die his wife and his children shall go a-begging. (fn. n8) He fell but lately, and brake one of his ribs, and if he make such laws it were pity but he should break his neck." Afterwards one Gates, servant to Mr. Sakfeld, told him Fermour had come from London and reported as above. "Fye on him, fool!" said Frankewell, "he lieth." "By God's body!" said Gates, "he spake worse words than these which are too shameful to be spoken." Signed: per me Rychard Frankewll.
Pp. 2.
8 Sept. 308. Dr. Richard Smythe.
R. O. "The interrogatories of Thomas Bewciam clerk" taken 8 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII.
The said Thomas accuses Ric. Smythe, D.D., of treason in that (1) when he sat as the commissary's deputy he "said he presented the King's proper person;" (2) he transgresses the statute for abolishing the bp. of Rome's usurped power both in the hall (fn. n9) of which he is principal and in the whole University in sermons and lectures. Signed: per me, Thomam Beushym.
P. 1. Endd.
8 Sept. 309. Sir Thomas Wharton to Cromwell.
R. O. His brother Chr. Wharton is dead. He had of the King, 6l. 13s. 4d. in fee on the West Marches, 20 mks. annuity for life by grant of the late earl of Northumberland and the bailey wick of Allerdale, with 2d. a day, beside Cockermouth. In all which Cromwell was his good lord. Begs that his kinsman the bearer be promoted to the said bailiwick and one John Whartton to the annuity on the West Marches. Is the more anxious for this as his friends in these parts are much disdained. Cockermouth, 8 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: My lord Privy Seal. Endd.
8 Sept. 310. Charles V. to Aguilar.
Add. MS.
28,590, f. 216.
B. M.
Has received his letters of 16 Aug. Instructions how to proceed as to the offensive enterprise of next year against the Turk in the hope of being aided or at least not hindered by the king of France.
Spanish, pp. 13. Headed: From Valladolid, 8 Sept. 1538, by the courier of the Nuncio. Modern copy from Simancas. [See Spanish Calendar VI. i., No. 10.]
8 Sept. 311. Charles V. to Don Lope de Soria.
Ib. f. 223.
B. M.
Progress of negotiations for the enterprise of next year against the Turk.— Commends his conduct as regards the French ambassador and bids him continue watchful as to the French king's proceedings with the Turk since the going of Rincon. Reasons why he cannot give the chief command to the duke of Urbino.
Don Lope's letter of the 10th arrived after the above was written. The person who shall replace him goes shortly. Conference with the Venetian ambassador on the subject of the enterprise, and the duke of Urbino.
Spanish, pp. 18. Headed: Minute, made in Valladolid, 8 Sept. 1538. Modern copy from Simancas. [See Spanish Calendar VI. i., No. 11.]
9 Sept. 312. George Gyffard to Cromwell.
R. O. It is said Sir Francis Bryan is very ill and not likely to recover. He has divers high offices in these parts, of the King's gift, which I think would be meet for your Lordship. The King's manor of Woburn adjoins them, which lately came to his Grace's hands by the attainder of the abbot, whereof also the said Mr. Brian had preferment. I doubt not the King would give it you for the asking. I am emboldened to write to your Lordship the state of my account before my Mr. Chancellor, and his officers of the Court of Augmentation, which I have made to the King's profit as Mr. Chancellor will ascertain you if he keep promise. Cleydon, 9 Sept.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
9 [Sept.] 313. Dunmow Priory.
R. O. "The expenses of Francis Jobson, gentleman, for the delivery of the lead of Dunmow to Charing Cross to the King's plumbers there the space of seven days," viz., Anno 30 Hen. VIII., Monday, 2 Aug., (fn. n10) for shoeing three geldings at Colchester, 2s., for supper that night at Brantre, 2s., and for horsemeat, 18d. Tuesday, 3 Aug. (fn. n11) for breakfast at Dunmowe [priory], (fn. n12) 16d. Dinner, for bread and ale, 8d., boiled mutton, 6d., roast beef, 6d., a capon, 10d., wine and sugar, 8d. Supper, bread and ale, 8d., boiled mutton, 6d., a coney, 4d., wine and sugar, 6d., horsemeat, 18d. Similar expenses for Wednesday the 4th, Thursday 5th, Friday, Saturday 8th (7th?) Aug., and for breakfast on Monday the 9th (corrected from Sunday). Total, 47s. 11d.
Pp. 3.
9 Sept. 314. John, Abbot of Vale Royal, to Cromwell. (fn. n13)
Harl. MS.
604, f. 68.
B. M.
of the
" * * * * me and my brethren the King's most gracious and dread commission," saying his Grace trusted we would surrender our monastery being of his Grace's foundation, and whereof your Lordship is steward. We never consented to surrender, and never will unless the King commands it, which I do not perceive in Mr. Holcroft's commission that he does. No one has been authorised to tell the King we would surrender, and we trust your Lordship will be a mean to his Grace that we may continue. I am coming up, as fast as my sickness will suffer me, to beg your favour. I enclose the bill indented made by us, which Mr. Holcroft refused to accept. Lychefyld, 9 Sept. Signed.
Hol., p. 1. The beginning lost by mutilation. Add.: Lord Privy Seal and Chief Secretary.
315. The Abbot of Vale Royal.
R. O. "A remembrance to [de]clare. . . . . . ." Memorandum, I have received 20 kye, a bull and 16 young. . . . . . There is but 10 kye, and 16 oxen at Waleriall. I have sent my man down. . . . . .
"Interrogatories to [be ministered to the abbot] if he come up to the [Co]ur[t]."
1. After the abbot and I were concluded for the surrender, whether [the said abbot desired] me to give money to the officers for keeping of the house, and such men as came with bills for money [th]at they had laid out returned them unto me for payment? 2. Whether the abbot desired me to give him the organs i[n t]he [c]hurch, and in like manner a chapel which he used to say mass in? 3. Whether he asked of me all the plate in the house, viz., 3 salts, 12 spoons, &c., and I granted it unto him and one chalice more? 4. Whether the abbot desired me to dispatch all the monks out of the house hastily, for they were but knaves, and to let no one tarry but himself; and asked me where he should say mass when I had plucked down the church, and said if I had tarried a week after Michaelmas I had come well, for now I should leave him without money, unless I were good to him? 5. Whether the abbot desired me to seal a lease to Sir Ric. Brereton with "avante" date and to grant an annuity to Roger Harper; to grant a lease of tithes and to seal a lease to Dr. Lee of the lordship of Frodsam for 80l., which he owes to the said doctor, and I undertook to see Dr. Lee paid? This was in presence of Dr. Stretay, who is commissary for Dr. Lee in the matter. 6. Whether the abbot desired me to put two gentlemen of Cheshire to be sureties for his debts and pension? 7. Whether the abbot have any more to the finding of his house but 16 draught oxen and 10 milch kye, whether all the goods are worth 10l., except the plate, a ring of bells, for which I may have 80l., and 20 fother of lead? There is not a bushel of malt, nor wheat, a handful of salt, a piece of beef, nor a fat beast in the fields. Whether the abbot has felled above 5,000 oaks? 8. The abbot has let most of the "demaintes" (demesnes) and has nothing to take but the rent at Michaelmas, a little tithe corn at Frodsam, which he would have had me to have sealed unto. I do not see that the revenues will pay the debts in two years. Signed: Thomas Holcroft.
The vicar of Warram, Thos. Brounefeld, two of the "leffetwyche." Their saying is that my commission is not sufficient.
Large paper, pp. 2. Mutilated.
Tanner MS.
343, f. 17.
2. "Copy of an inquisition for the trial of John Harwood, Abbot of Vale Royal." (Description from Tanner Catalogue.)
10 Sept. 316. Sir William Penizon to Cromwell.
R. O. Would have earlier ascertained Cromwell of the execution of lady Guyldforde's will, had he "rather" known what now "ministereth" to him occasion of writing. Her interment was yesterday, 9th inst., at 3 p. m.; not altogether without such pomp as might give matter of misuse to others, yet she, dying very meek and repentant, partly desired the contrary, as shown by the copy of her testament herewith sent. (fn. n14) Is glad he was matched with Sir John Gaige, a man of good experience and judgment. This day they intend to view, weigh, and "praysse" the plate, &c. London, 10 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
10 Sept. 317. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
R. O. I trust you have already received my other letter, by which you will see my Lord's pleasure concerning Soberton. Yesterday, by Palmer, I received your letter, and perceive that Warley had the books and bills of reckonings of Skut, his brother, and Tong, and also two letters of George Rolle and John Davy, with the cloth of gold Skutt sent. All these Warley left at Dover with Sendy to deliver to you. Tonight I made search for them, and now you shall receive them from Sendy. Warley says he offered these writings to the gentlewomen and they refused them. Palmer delivered the two pieces of Parmesan to Mr. Ric. Cromwell and Mr. Pollard, who thank you for them. Mr. Pollard has promised to rid me within two or three days with the King's letters, but I have no trust therein till the King draws near London. I cannot yet know what he meant by saying "the probation of the bastardy would not serve." I declared your Ladyship's mind to Mr. Surveyor touching Mr. Hales. He will follow your pleasure, or I will accomplish it myself. Mr. Surveyor will write to you in two days. As to the bp. of Canterbury, I declared to my Lord, the behaviour of Stevens and the commiseary. He said he knew it well enough, and that he would be even with them. My Lord has lain every night in my lord Privy Seal's lodging, and was never out of his company but when he went to the King. I am sure he has written to your Ladyship how good the King has been to him, and also my lord Privy Seal, who has given him a pension of 400l. a year, but I know not where it shall be paid. My lord Privy Seal has given him the Friars' house with all lands, &c., in Calais for life, as he will doubtless declare to you at his coming home. Nicholas Ayer was gone before Palmer came, or I would have written by him. I am sorry you took so earnestly the negligence of Warley in delivering the writings. For however the matter had gone your Ladyship would have been blameless. "I have also made privy inquiry concerning your Ladyship's being here, and there hath been nothing said, but that the King and other hath reported your Ladyship to be of much honour, and said that your son would be bound to pray for you," and that few mothers would have taken the pains you have done. You need write no more about the travels for it shall not be forgotten. "Mr. Pollard hath so much ado with St. Thomas shrine in offering and praying, that he cannot yet intend to follow worldly causes, but I trust when he hath prayed and received the offering and relics, he will be at leisure." Dover, 10 Sept.
Hol. pp. 3. Add.
10 Sept. 318. John Mille to Wriothesley.
R. O. I have received your letter, and shall take order with Mr. Stone for conveying your household from London or Flanders to Hampton, and thence to Micheldever, so that no time be lost. As I showed you when last with you, I have been "hindered" to my lord Privy Seal by some sinister report, and although you moved his Lordship for me and brought me to his speech, and I then found him my good lord, I now perceive his is not so good to me as he has been. Laments this undeserved loss of favour, and begs Wriothesley to help him to his "declaration." Hampton, 10 Sept.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Right Worshipful.
10 Sept. 319. Austin Friars, Bristol.
R. O. Surrender of the house, by the prior and convent, to the lord Visitor for the King, 10 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: "per me frem. Nichm. Sandford, priorem—per me frem. Johem. Ynginan" and by friars Laurence Frankys, John Stere, John Pynder, Thos. Parker, Roger Fylyon, and Robt. Perfey.
P. 1.
2. Indenture of the stuff of the Austin Friars of Bristow, delivered by the lord Visitor under the lord Privy Seal to Harry White, grocer, and Wm. Popley, for the King.
Vestry:—5 "vestments for priest, deacon, and sub-deacon," 3 little coats for Saint Sithe, a banner for the cross of damask with images painted with gold, a branch of lateu before St. Austen, a pair of organs, &c. (18 items). Hall and kitchen (very scanty furniture).
Md. the Visitor has a chalice 11¼ oz. Debts 9l. or 10l.: to pay which it sold a crucifix and 3 maser bands of silver, 17 oz. for 4 mks. 6s. 2d., for the rest certain lead, &c. shall be sold. Evidences and writings left with the inventory.
Signatures (copied) of Harry White and William Popley.
Copy, pp. 2.
10 Sept. 320. Black Friars, Bristol.
R. O. Surrender of the house, by the prior and convent, to the lord Visitor, 10 Sept., 30 Henry VIII. Signed: Thomas Paerker, prior—Robertus Wellys—Jacobus Zarman—Wyllm. Garnar—Radulfus Darle.
P. 1.
R. O. 2. Indenture of the stuff of the Black Friars of Brystowe received by the lord Visitor under the lord Privy Seal, and delivered to Robt. Wodwarde and John Ameryke for the King.
Choir, sextry, chambers and kitchen:—considerable ordinary furniture detailed.
The Visitor has 2 chalices, a senser, a broken cross, a pax and 2 candlesticks, all weighing 176 oz. A vestment with deacon and sub-deacon, an old single vestment and 2 copes sold for 6l. 16s. 8d., with which all debts were paid. Of evidences there are 16 pieces sealed, 2 unsealed, and 10 patents in one casket, and 13 pieces, sealed, in another.
Signed by Robt. Wodwarde and John Amerycke.
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321. Grey Friars, Bristol.
R. O. Surrender of their house to Henry VIII., Supreme Head of the Church of England, by "the brethren of the order of Saint Francis, called the Graye in Bristow." Signed by Thos. Lewys, John Duke, Hen. Carpenter, John Merden, Thos. Lee, and Henry Lawnne.
P. 1.
R. O. 2. Indenture of the stuff of the Friars Minors in Bristowe, delivered by the lord Visitor under the lord Privy Seal to Harry White, grocer, and Wm. Popley, for the King.
Vestry and choir:—Two pair of great brazen candlesticks and 2 pair of small for the altar with a pair of timber candlesticks; copes; a vestment for deacon and sub-deacon of red velvet broidered with half moons, Mr. Bowen has the vestment; for priest, deacon, and sub-deacon "of white rosis, bors, and bestis;" cloths, &c. (in all 17 items). Hall, parlour, buttery, chambers and kitchen; the parlour "seyleid with bowdley borde," and the kitchen containing, amongst other things, 3 brass pots and 4 brass pans.
Md. the Visitor has a cross, "doubting whether it be silver or no," a band with the foot of an horn and a chalice, 51 oz. There are many debts claimed, but none paid as the warden is not here. Evidences in a little coffer with 3 patents. Visitor's charges not paid.
Signatures of White and Popley (copied).
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10 Sept. 322. Wm. Chester, Mayor of Bristol, to Cromwell.
R. O. The warden and convent of the Grey Friars in Bristol have surrendered their house to the King, which is of the foundation and purchasing of the town, built by ancient burgesses at their cost. Many tenements in the town are fallen into decay for want of timber and stones, and the quay and town walls are in like ruin, which we purpose to repair, and also to make a wharf. We beg therefore for a grant of the said house of friars and ground. Bristol, 10 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
10 Sept. 323. Sir Thomas Palmer to Cromwell.
R. O. Pierre de Leke, gentlemen of Picardy, and, as I think, man-of-arms of Boulogne, asked a man and women who were coming to Calais market where the King was, and they said at Dover. "That Lutheran," said he, "demands money of us, but, and if he do not pay the Pope that that he doth owe him, and doth condescend to the rules of the Pope as the French king and the Emperor doth, that within vj months they will all iij be against him," and make mortal war on him, and so it was concluded at their last meeting. Cromwell should write to Mons. de Beez to punish the said Pierre: and if he will not it will show "what is in his stomach." Calez, 10 Sept.
The said Pierre has been here within this twelvemonth, and we made him good cheer: "if he come again he shall be welcome in the devil's name."
If you will appoint me conductor of the Friars here, I shall see that they show no popishness.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd. "Mr. Palmer, porter of Cales, touching certain words spoken by Peter de Lykes of Bullen," &c.
10 Sept. 324. Robert Lord Maxwell to Sir John Weddrington.
R. O. Sir Reynold Carnabye desires to have a "hasty meeting" at the Kirk of Bellis. Asks when it will be convenient. Carssop Fut, 10 Sept.
P. 1. Headed: Copy. Address copied, in Carndby's hand: To ane worshipful Sir John Woddyngton, knight, Warden of the West March of England.


  • n1. See No. 219.
  • n2. See No. 274.
  • n3. Thomas Mynours. See Pt. i. No. 1148.
  • n4. The signature is in quite a different hand from that of his letter of the 9 September (No. 314).
  • n5. The duchess of Milan.
  • n6. Giovanni Portinari. See Pt. i., Nos. 544, 590.
  • n7. St. Thomas's shrine and head at Canterbury.
  • n8. Alluding to the Statute of Uses, 27 Hen. VIII. c. 10.
  • n9. Alban Hall, Oxford. According to Hardy's Le Neve, in. 591, Ric. Smyth who was regius professor of divinity, succeeded Robert Huych as principal "about 1536," and was succeeded by Humphrey. Burneford, M.A., on the 25 Jan. 1536. The chronology is clearly wrong.
  • n10. August seems to be a mistake for September throughout the document.
  • n11. August seems to be a mistake for September throughout the document.
  • n12. This word is erased.
  • n13. This letter was wrongly inserted in Vol. XI. as of the year 1536.
  • n14. See No. 219.