Henry VIII: September 1538 11-15

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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 11-15

11 Sept. 325. William Popley to Cromwell.
R. O. Yesterday the earl of Essex' officers were at Bedmyster, and made sale of the wood. Your Visitor has been here, and the friars have all surrendered their houses. He has "that little plate and jewels with him," and has left the other stuff of the Grey and Austin Friars with me and another, and the other two friars with two other men. One side of the Austin Friars lieth open, saving a ditch which men may leap and will tear down glass, iron, and lead. There is no lead but on the cloister. The ornaments are not rich, and they have little other stuff. I hear your Lordship has obtained Paynswike, and I would like to do you service there. Mr Mayor of Bristow and his brethren, have written their suits. Praying your favour in my suit about the Friar Austens. Bristow, 11 September.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
11 Sept. 326. Chr. Hales to Cromwell.
R. O. I send the bearer to give attendance on you for the bill of Romney Marsh, for Michaelmas approaches when a session of peace should be held there. Please write a few words to the mayor of Canterbury, Baron Hales, and me, to set at liberty Cacherell, who has lain long in prison for suspicion of words of treason, but is not guilty, as Sir Wm. Hawte, my said cousin Hales, myself and others have examined him. Hakynton, 11 September.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.: Sir Chr. Hales.
11 Sept. 327. John Master of the Gaunts, to Cromwell.
R. O. In accordance with your Lordship's letter of the 2nd Sept., I shall reserve the payments this house has made to the White Friars of Bristol till further knowledge of the King's pleasure. 11 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
11 Sept. 328. John Tavernor to Cromwell.
R. O. According to Your Lordship's command, the Rood was burned on the 7th inst., market day, and a sermon by the Black Friar at the burning of him which has done much good. The Scot I informed your Lordship on, that dwelt at Mountgrace, I sent for; but he was abroad on his practice of physic and surgery. Remember the wardship of John Copley: Mr. Nowell, deputy to Mr. Pallate (Paulet) master of the wards, at his last sitting at Boston, ——— (fn. n1) August last, would have let his mother have the wardship of of him for 20 mks. He has no lands but in reversion and is 21 years old; with your Lordship's favour, no doubt my lord Suffolk will let me or his mother have him. Whatever I have to pay I will bring up next term. Boston, 11 September.
Credence for bearer.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
11 Sept. 329. Thomas Crofte to Cromwell.
R. O. On Saturday last, 7 Sept., the bearer Sir John Lee, canon of Wigmore, showed me that he had been at Herforde, and obtained licence of his ordinary to repair to your Lordship to disclose matter against his abbot as he was bound by the King's injunctions. (fn. n2) The abbot hearing of it, caused John Brydges, who married Lady Beltknappe, to come to Wigmore, and require me to attach the said canon of treason and bring him to the abbot. I replied that the abbot had no such authority. Brydges then desired me to bring the said canon before my father, and he would disclose the treason. We appointed 9 o'clock next morning, being Sunday. I kept the canon that night and brought him before my father, where he abode all Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, and neither Brydges nor any other accused him. My father then dismissed him, and I have sent him up to you at his own request to answer anything brought against him. Wigmore, 11 Sept.
Please remember the park of Wigmore; the audit will be the Friday after Michaelmas.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
11 Sept. 330. Anonymous (fn. n3) to ———.
vi. i. No. 6.
Touching the meeting of Francis with the queen of Hungary, which has been delayed. Those who held office under Brion are being prosecuted, The four French galleys that took the Scotch queen to Scotland had returned, and were going to the Levant, &c. 11 Sept. 1538.
12 Sept. 331. Thomas Earl of Rutland to Cromwell.
R. O. Desires Cromwell to be a mean to the King that he may have the abbey of Croxton, now dissolved, which lies near his house of Bever. Fodringhaye, 12 September. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
12 Sept. 332. Thomas Earl of Rutland to Wriothesley.
R. O. Has written to the lord Privy Seal, and begs Wriothesley's help in procuring for him the abbey of Croxton, lately dissolved, which is very near his house of Bever. Fodringhaye, 12 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Maister Wreseley.
12 Sept. 333. John [Smart], Commendatory of Wigmore, and others to Cromwell.
R. O. On Saturday last, 7 Sept., the commendatory of Wigmore, while searching the chamber of Sir John Lee, one of the late brethren, for a stolen vestment, the writer found a letter in the hand of John Cragge, parson of Ludlowe, containing treason. Gives an account of the attempt of John Brudges, the King's servant, and Wm. Cornewaill, servant to lord Ferrers, to arrest Lee at Wigmore Castle, and the opposition offered by Thos. Crofte, deputy constable of the castle, who said "he would break the same Brudges' head and set him by the heels." Next day Brudges and Cornewaill went to Nic. Fyton and Ric. Palmer, justices of the peace, and they concluded to go to Ludlowe and apprehend John Crag, which with the assistance of Thos. Wheler, bailiff of Ludlow, they did, and took an inventory of his goods. Among them there is a bag containing 150l. 7s. 10d., supposed to belong to Thos. Hakluyt, of Eyton, gent., clerk of the King's Council in these marches. Some of the plate and money is supposed to belong to Alice Lane, widow, deceased, whose executor he is. Delivered the goods to certain persons to be safely kept, and on the 12th inst. searched his closet or study, but cannot find any untruth to the King.
Have taken out of a bag of 71l. 16s. 4d., 20l. for their expenses, 10l. for the arrest engrossing the inventory, and 10l. for sending the person up to London. Ludlow, 12 Sept. Signed: John commendatour of Wygmour—Nycholas Feton—Richard Palmer—John Bruge—Wyllyam Cornewall—per me, Thomam Whelar, baylly of the towne of Ludlaw.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
12 Sept. 334. Black Friars, Ilchester.
R. O. Surrender of the house, by prior and convent, to the lord Visitor for the King, 12 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: per me Rob'tum Sandwyche—per me, William Cottun"—and by Roger Norman, Rich. Archepoll, Rich. Bond, John Wyttmarche, and Adam Garrett (the last five, though each prefixed by "per me," are in the same hand as the signature of Sandwyche, but the last four append their marks).
P. 1.
R. O. 2. Indenture of the stuff of the Black Friars of Ilchester received by the lord Visitor under the lord Privy Seal, and delivered to Mr. John Cuffe for the King.
The choir:—5 candlesticks of laten, a sacring ball, "a little cross, timber covered with lead," &c. The sextry:—a very few vestments, &c. The chambers:—a table, 2 trestles, 1 chair, &c. Kitchen:—2 broches, a pair of andirons, 2 platters, a dish, and a saucer. Church:—3 alabaster tables, candlesticks, &c.
Sold to pay costs, 2 old feather beds and 2 bolsters for 9s. Received for 6 spoons that were lent and sold by the borrower 2 years ago, 16s. 8d. Charges were 26s., so the Visitor paid 4s. more than received. The Visitor has, for the King, a chalice of 7 or 8 oz. There are in the steeple 3 bells, "each more than other" and an old clock. The box of evidences rests with the inventory.
Signed by Cuffe.
Pp. 2.
12 Sept. 335. Don Dyego Hurtado de Mendoça to Cromwell.
R. O. I tarried somewhat by the way as I was unwell. On arriving I gave the King's letters to the Queen and told what I was commanded on the King's part, and also your conversation with me in Dobla (Dover) with your sincerity and good inclination towards the Emperor in this business. Found Her Majesty most anxious to come to a good conclusion in this as in any other thing tending to the King's advantage. You will learn her reply from her letter to the King and from the ambassador, to whom, as to one who, after his duty to the Emperor, most desires to serve the King, I write at large, and to whom also Her Majesty refers. Her Majesty's regard to the King's interests is that of a sister with all the respect of a daughter, and, as the King's servant, I beg that these negociations may be as clear and open as I expect from princes of such honour and a minister of such authority and uprightness as yourself. As a servant of both I will advertise you in this way and through the ambassador of all that touches the negociations. The death of the King's ambassador here is felt both because he was so good a servant and so honest and merry (alegre); but the loss can be supplied by sending another as prudent and well informed in his place. Meanwhile I will advise those here who come to me with their business as the King's servant although my stay here will be brief enough. Brussels, 12 Sept. 1538.
Spanish, pp. 2. Add.
12 Sept. 336. Myles Coverdale and Richard Grafton to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. i. 288.
We are desired of our host (Francis Reynold, a Frenchman) to petition your Lordship for him. He has been an "occupier" into England over 40 years, always providing such books as they most "occupied," so that he has a great number of primers in English, missals, and the like which now (by the Company of the Booksellers of London) he is forbidden to sell, to his utter undoing. We beg licence for him to sell those he already has; so that he print no more in English without having some learned Englishman to be his corrector. If there be any notable fault in his books he will reprint the leaf and so has promised to my lord elect of Herfford who also writes in his cause. For your favour to this honest man we shall not fare the worse in the expedition of "this, your Lordship's work of the Bible, which goeth well forward and within few months will draw to an end." Paris, 12 Sept. Signed.
In Coverdale's hand, p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
12 Sept. 337. Thomas Theabold to the Earl of Wiltshire.
R. O. My brother Palley writes that your Lordship wonders I do not write to you and my lord Privy Seal. Would not have presumed to write to the latter but for this admonition, for reasons which I have certified your Lordship in divers letters and which I have expressed now in my letter to him, enclosed. By your desire I wrote to you since coming hither, three or four letters—the last, three weeks ago, containing news of Mr. Pole. No news but what I have written to my lord Privy Seal. Padwaye, 12 Sept. Signs as "godson."
Hol., p. 1. Add, Endd.
12 Sept. 338. Jehan Fournier to the Queen [of Scotland].
Balcarres MS.
iv. 98.
Adv. Lib.
The news of this country is that you are much regretted for your absence and for the fortune which has fallen to you. Messieurs de la Sainte Chapelle du Chateau pray God for your prosperity and for the souls of the defunct Messieurs de Longueville. The ordonnance you gave to Messire Guillaume Lucas and me is not yet accomplished, because Lucas keeps it and will not deliver it to me. A heretic, captain Pussay, says you have been speaking ill of me, which I do not believe, for you know you trust me as much as you ever did any man in your service. "De Chaud" (Chathaudun?), 2 Sept.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
13 Sept. 339. Ric [Sampson], Bishop of Chichester, to Cromwell.
R. O. Thanks him for his late letters. Assures him that his mind is sincere and faithful towards him, but he feared ill tongues, "which in our time are very dangerous." Had heard that some have complained of him to Cromwell and that it was bruited that Cromwell was not his good lord. Is ready to show his innocence.
No man is more sorry for the abuses in his diocese than he is himself. Is glad of the injunctions commanded in this King's name and Cromwell's, as Vice-gerent, for now they will be obeyed, and it is for his ease. Concerning the friars' who are preachers, gave no licence but to one, who is with old Mr. Covarte, on his promise that he should preach nothing but the Gospel sincerely. Trusts that henceforth the diocese will be in better frame. London, 13 Sept.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
13 Sept. 340. The Grey Friars, Reading.
Lamb. MS.
594, f. 129.
Coates' Hist.
of Reading,
Surrender of their house. In the preamble they state that they are moved to do so by the consideration that the way to perfection does not consist in the wearing of a particular habit, and that they are accused of hypocrisy and the people withdraw the support formerly given them. They beg a licence under the King's seal to change their habits. 13 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: per me, Petrum Schefford guardianum ac S.T.B. —per me, Egidium Coventre, S.T.B.—and by nine others.
Modern copy.
13 Sept. 341. Grey Friars, Bridgewater.
R. O. Surrender of the house, by warden and convent, to the lord Visitor for the King, 13 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: "per me, Joh'em Herys, gard.—per me, Thomam Howell" and by John Wake, Richard Harris, priest, Gerard Morley, bachelor, John Cogum, Andrew Gooyt (?), and Robt. Olyver.
P. 1.
R. O. 2. Indenture of the "stuff" of the Grey Friars of Brygewater received by the lord Visitor under the lord Privy Seal and delivered to John Newport, mayor there, and Richard Torell, for the King.
Choir:—a table of alabaster with 9 images, 2 goodly candlesticks, a pair of organs, an iron grate about a tomb, &c. Church:—3 cloths before the altars, a chapel with a frame barred with iron. Sextry:—21 copes detailed, of velvet, silk, &c.; also vestments, &c. The "rde" house:—a suit of white damask with flowers of gold, a, suit of blue silk with stars of gold, and many other suits and vestments. Chambers, frayter, kitchen, and buttery.
The debts drew about 18l. or 19l., to discharge which the Visitor has delivered a suit of vestments and other small things to the warden. The Visitor has in jewels and plate 358 oz., and has sold 2 old feather beds, 2 small pots, and a pan for 17s. Signatures (copied) of John Newportt and Richard Tyrrell.
Copy, pp. 4.
14 Sept. 342. Nonsuch.
R. O. Paymaster's accounts of the expenses (in wages, carriage, &c.), incurred in building Nonsuch Palace. [In the case of time labourers, each man's name is followed by a table of the days within the period for which the pay is made, indicating the days on which the man worked].
I. "Costs and expenses done" at Codyngton from [22] April to 20 May 30 Hen.
(1.) Wages of freemasons, 1 warden at 4s. a week, and 9 lodgemen at 3s. 4d., 5 carpenters, 8 bricklayers, a sawyer and his fellow, 5 "cartys," (i.e. carters with their carts), 2 clerks, and 51 labourers (2.)Emptions:—22 loads of Rigate stone; 32 loads of poles from 10 persons (named) of Darkyng, 6 loads of hurdles from Chipstede, 4½ hundred of "cline borde" from a carpenter of Codyngton; from Jas. Ketell, ironmonger, of London, nails (items mutilated), a "realm" of large paper, and a "realm" of small, 3d. worth of ink, 2 lbs. of "pynners dust," and a dust box, a quarter of red wax, 1 lb. of counters, 2 sand-glasses running an hour a-piece, a rubber for the masons to whet their tools upon, 2 doz. of bast ropes to make scaffolds, and 1 doz. scuttles for limekilns; John Donsett and Wm. Morer of Kingston for lath, "tile pynis" and spades and shovels; Wm. Sandes of Ewell for 4 pails, 12d.; Thos. Fenner of Codyngton, 3 hand-harrows, 12d.; John Whytakers of Merten "for uncovering of the body of the church at Merten Abbey" 13s. 4d.; a smith of the "Wyke for stone axes steeled to hew chalk, &c., and one of Ewell for hatchets, fire forks, "a bow of iron for the mouth of the limekiln pondering xxxvj lbs.," and other iron work. Land carriage of stone from Merton Abbey to Codyngton at 8d. a load, payments to 37 persons named of Wimbledon, Cheyham, and other places in Surrey, about 350 loads. "Lee wood," payments to 42 persons of Lee, Horley, Bucklond, Charlewood, Betchworth, &c., at the rate of 2s. 2d. a load of 50 "p." (i.e. feet). Prests to two persons for work in hewing timber and on limekilns (items mutilated). 13 carters for carriage of "talwood" from Kingswood to Nonnesuche at 18d. the 100) (fn. n4) from Kempsalis Wood.
Large paper, pp. 14. Headed: May.
II. "Costs and expenses done" at Codynton from [20] May to [17] June 30 Hen. VIII.: —
(1.) Wages of the warden and 23 lodgemen freemasons; a warden carpenter at 5s. a week and one at 4s. 6d., and 40 carpenters and prentices at from 8d. to 4d. a day; a warden bricklayer at 10d. and another at 8d., and 25 bricklayers at 7d. with 3 prentices at 6d. and one at 5d.; a plasterer at 7d.; 3 servitors at 5d.; 11 sawyers and their fellows at 1s. the hundred; 7 "cartys" at 14d.; 13 chalk diggers at 5d.; 2 clerks at 6d.; 106 labourers at 4d. (2) Emptions:—8 loads of Rigate stone, at 3s. 6d. the load; 113 loads 30 feet of timber, at 5s. 4d. to 5s. 8d. the load, from 4 persons named, of Yfild, Charlewood, Rygate, and Maiscam (Merstham). John Paxe of Uxbridge for "setting and burning of viij great killis at viijd. the kill." Wm. Dean of Kingston for 16 loads of lime, each containing 40 bushels at 6s. the load. Some 3,000 "playne" boards at 23d. the hundred, 8 loads of "harte lath" at 9s. 4d., 19 thousand of "playne" and 2 hundred of "ridge" tile at 4s. 10d. A tiler for "dry laying" 49 thousand plain tile at 8d. the thousand; 7 bushels of tile pins at 6d. Hewing and squaring 65 loads of timber in Malden 3l. 5s. Four loads of poles and 8 of hurdles to make scaffolds, 17 pails at 2d., a bushel to "meat" lime 8d., for "rayngyng" lime 4d., 8 "cowlis to carry water" at 12d., hoops for vessels at the mortar heaps, a new well bucket 12d. Wm. Clement, master carpenter, and Chr. Dyconson, master bricklayer, "for riding from one place to another of the King's works," 9 days at 12d. Jas. Ketell, ironmonger, for nails, "a smale gable to pluck dow[n] trees" weighing 87 lbs., a small hempen rope for the well, 1 lb. of glue, a rubber for the masons, 3 dozen scuttles, 1 lb. of wax and 1 lb. of rosin "for to make simon for the masons." Numerous items of smiths' work, axes, keys, trowels, hoops, &c. Prests of 6d. each to 3 persons "for every xx mile vj." Two five-foot grindstones at 5s. Carriage of stone from Merton Abbey, 4 miles, at 2d. the mile, 8d. the load, payments to 47 persons, over 500 loads; of timber from the Lee Wood at 2s. 2d. the "load," payments to 23 persons, numbers of loads and "p" detailed. 43 carters for carriage of talwood (from Kingswood to Nonnesuche at 18d. the 100) (fn. n5) from Turner's Wood, Hernes Wood, and Kempsall Wood.
Large paper, pp. 21. Headed: June.
III. "Costs and expenses done" at Codyngton from [17] June to 13 July 30 Hen. VIII:—
(1.) Wages:—Freemasons, a warden at 4s., 11 setters at 3s. 8d., 29 lodgemen at 3s. 4d.; carpenters, 2 wardens and 71 other carpenters and prentices ; two warden "rough layers" and 76 others with 6 prentices; 1 plasterer, 3 servitors, 23 sawyers and their fellows, 14 cartys, 14 chalk diggers, 2 clerks, and 1 under purveyor; 173 labourers at 5d. a day.
(2.) Emptions:—14 loads of Rigate stone, 37 loads 43 ft. of square timber, for "digging, setting and burning" 23 kills of lime at 8s. each, each kill containing 10 loads; carriage of the lime; purchase of planks, laths, tiles, alder poles to make scaffolds, hurdles, pails to put water in "for the masons and rough layers to set their stone with; "hooping the tubs at the mortar heaps, purchase of 12 bushels of tile pins, shovels, ropes, felling and cleaving "talwood" in Kingswood for burning lime and brick. To the masters carpenter and bricklayers for riding from Hampton Court to Codyngton and thence to Marten Abbey and into the woods from place to place for provision of timber, 10 days, 20s. Steph. Chrispian, carpenter, for riding to Bristow Wood, Start Wood, Lee Wood, Ewwod, Grovelond, Sowthewood, Ebbesham Common, and Bowcham Common, "to mark and choose out timber for the King's works," 20 days, 13s. 4d. John Maxborne, costs, riding to Eton Bridge. Lyngfeld, Blechynglee, Darkyng, Rigate and Horley "with the King's commission to rest (arrest) and take up workmen," 13 days, 6s. 6d. Thos. Forard, freemason, costs riding into Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Herefordshire and Worcestershire, 30 days, and Thos. Frelove, freemason, riding into Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire, for the like purpose, 10 days, 26s. 8d. Prests to 5 freemasons and 33 rough layers coming from a distance, 6d. for every 20 miles (mostly 1s. or 18d. each, but 8 have 2s. each and 4 only 6d.) Purchase of "heare (hair) by great" and the costs of a plasterer " riding about to take the said hair," 2 days. Carriage of brick to make the lime kilns from Hampton Court to Codyngton; also of 20 wheelbarrows. Underpinning a barn with flint, and purchase of straw to thatch the mason's lodge. Reynold Warde, of Dudley, nailman, for English nails (10d. nails at 11s. 4d. the thousand, &c.) James Ketell, of London, ironmonger, for Flemish nails (10d. nails at 5s. the thousand, &c.) bast ropes, baskets, scuttles, packthread, and "a piece of silk of 1d. broad containing xij yards at 1d. the yard for the pay house board." Numerous items of iron work, as tools, stay bars, stone hooks, &c. A carpenter for "raising of a barn for the King's corn," 40s. Carriage of stone from Marten Abbey "at 8d. the load of 20 cwt." over 1,300 loads brought by 47 persons; of timber from Lee Wood at 2s. 2d. the load, over 60 loads. Making of saw-pits and felling and sawing of timber in Rowsper and Nudgate. Two more persons for 7 loads (of timber?) 15s. 2d. 193 workmen "working their hour times and drinking times" i.e. freemasons at 1d. an hour, carpenters at 8d., 7d., and 6d., for 10 hours, and rough layers at 7d. and 6d. for 10 hours.
Carriage of "pale post and rail" or "shore" from Charlewood at 2s. 2d. the load, from Lee at 22d., from Homewod at 20d., from Nudgate at 2s. 2d., and from Hartswod at 20d.; of "talwood" from Kempsall and Hernis Wood (from Kingswood to Nonnesuche at 18d. the 100) (fn. n6); in all 120 carters named.
Large paper pp. 32. Enclosed, now, in an old parchment cover marked in a modern hand: "Taxatio spiritual, episcopatus Lincoln.: ignoratur quo tempore."
IV. "August. Quarta solitio" (sic). Costs and expenses done at Codyngton from 15 July to 10 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII.:—
(1.) Wages:—Freemasons, a warden (at 5s. a week), 13 setters, and 32 lodgemen; 2 warden carpenters and 114 other carpenters and prentices; 2 wardens and 98 other rough layers and prentices; a scaffolder at 6d. and hodmaker at 5d. a day ; 27 sawyers with their fellows, 12 "cartys," 9 chalk diggers, 3 clerks, 1 under purveyor; 207 labourers at 5d. a day.
(2.) Emptions:—26 loads of Rigate stone; Sir Ant. Browne, Sir John Gage, (fn. n7) and 8 others for square timber about 200 loads; carriage and burning of 22 kills of lime; purchase of tiles; of 16 mounts of plaster of Paris delivered at St. Catherine's Pool and
Tower Wharf at 5s. and batlage of the same to Kingston at 8d. a load; of talwood ; of tile pins and a "rayngyng lyen"; of nails, bast ropes and a rubber for the masons. Drylaying and lathing the barn for the King's corn. Many items of smiths' work, among them numerous bars of iron for windows and a marking iron "to mark ladders and wheelbarrows." Seven hempen ropes "to lade timber to the wains" in Lee, Bristow, Rothewyk, and South Woods and Ebsham Common. Hewing and sawing timber in Lee Wood and Nudgate. Making of a new cart "to carry the great pieces for the towers." Riding costs of the masters carpenter and mason riding from Hampton Court to Codyngton and Marten Abbey and thence into the woods to provide timber; also of three others riding to Southwood, Bristow Wood, Estey, Grovelond, Horley, and How[n]slow to mark and choose timber and set out work for sawyers. To persons whose land is used for brick-making and limekilns, i.e., 1½ acres sown with rye, 16s., 2 ac. of barley 15s., 2 ac. of tares, 10s., and 1 ac. of barley 7s. 6d. Carriage of stone, some 500 loads, from Marten Abbey and of timber, some 70 loads, from Lee as before. Over 250 freemasons, carpenters, and rough layers "working hour times and drinking times" as before, and 16 labourers serving the masons at 5d. for 10 hours. Carriage of "pale post shore & rail" from Charlwod at 2s. 2d. the load, Homewod at 20d., Nudgate at 2s. 2d., Miclam at I2d., Harts Wood at 20d., Estey at 20d., Lee Wood at 22d., 47 carters named with the numbers of loads each brought. Carriage "of certain principal pieces for the towers," from Lee at 5s. 8d. the piece (4 pieces in August and 1 in September), from Manhod, 2 pieces, and from Nudgate, 2 pieces; these pieces are mostly described as 4 score "p" apiece. Carriage of timber from Rotherwyk Wood at 6d. the load, about 50 loads, 31 carters. Carriage of "talwood" (from King's Wood at 18d. the load) (fn. n8) 22 carters named.
Large paper, pp. 53.
V. "Quinta solitio" (sic). Costs and expenses done at Codyngton from 12 Aug. to 14 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII., 5 weeks : —
(1.) Wages :—1 warden, 13 setters, and 35 lodgemen freemasons ; 2 warden carpenters and 121 other carpenters and prentices; 1 warden and 102 other rough layers and prentices; 30 sawyers and their fellows; 2 scaffolders, 2 thatchers, 18 "cartys," 12 chalk diggers, 3 clerks, 1 under purveyor; 113 labourers at 4d. a day.
(2.) Emptions: —26 loads of Rigate stone; square timber from Sir Anth. Browne, Sir John Gage (fn. n9) and 9 others, about 170 loads; planks, laths, poles, and hurdles. Carriage and burning of 36 kills of lime of 10 loads each. Purchase of tiles, scoops, and pails, a load of 100 "syngle quarters." Cleaving and making of "talwood." Reward of 5s. "to the masters and wardens of the carpenters in London for their pains going from place to place in the city to 'rest and take up workmen." Purchase of 2 qrs. and 5 bushels of tile pins; 32 loads of straw "to thatch a working house for the carpenters;" English nails from Reynold Ward of Dudley; baskets, baistes (elsewhere "bast ropes") and a hempen rope for the well " pondering" 56 lbs. A tiler for uncovering the great barn and setting the flatts together, 12s. A labourer for digging and casting a foundation for the inner gate 23 "p." one way, 21 another, 6 broad and 5 deep, 10s. A parcel of hair "bought by great," 20s., and carriage of the same from Rygate, 15 wain loads at 17d. Clowts and nails, "tredlyng and spokyng," and "a new extre" for "the King's great wheels," 8s. Hewing and squaring 80 load of timber in Southwood and 67 load in Rotherwik. The masters carpenter and bricklayer, costs, riding from Hampton Court to Codyngton, and thence to Merton and into Rowsper wood, and from place to place; also costs of three others riding to Horley, Bristow, Lee, and Bowkham woods, Cobham park Bowkham common, Green Dean, Borsam Crosse, Estey, Godston, and Rotherwik, Batlage of 31 ton of Luke stone from London to Ditton at 8d. the load, 20s. 8d. 16 burden of hazel rods for the thatcher at 2d. the hundred rods, 2s. 8d. Three "perrrellis with the bordes of chymneys (?) delivered at Codyngton at viijs. the perrell." Setting and burning 600,000 bricks at 2s. the 1,000, the King finding wood. Carriage of the King's "great wean" to Bucklond, Beychford, Rowsper wood, Lee wood and Nudgate "to her lading" with the great pieces for the towers; also sending the wheels of the "great wean" to Netilfold to be mended. Hewing, squaring and sawing timber, several items. Several items of smiths' work, as bars of iron for "baye windows of wood," chisels, hasps, staples, mouths for lime kills, &c. Carriage of stone from Merton, 400 loads at 8d.; of Caan and Luke stone from Ditton, about 40 loads at 8d.; of Thos. Green's and Ric. Sparke's wood from Lee, about 40 loads at 2s. 2d.; of the King's timber from Lee, about 29 loads ; of wainscot from Ditton, 25 loads; of plaster from Kingston, about 20 loads ; in all, 148 items. Lading and carrying 78 loads of "pale post shore and rail" from Langhurst wood to Miclam down, 9 miles at 2d. a mile.
Freemasons, 48, and carpenters, 115, working "hour times and drinking times" and 18 labourers serving the masons. [Carriage] (fn. n10) from Rowsper [of principal pieces for the towers at Nonnesuche], (fn. n10) 7 pieces of 4 score "p." apiece at 6s. 4d. Carriage [of pale] (fn. n10) from Miclam at 12d. the load, Charlewod at 2s. 2d., Homewod at 20d., Nydegate at 2s. 2d., Estey at 20d., and Hartswod at 20d.; in all, nearly 450 loads brought by 73 persons.
Large paper, pp. 52.
14 Sept. 343. Tutbury Priory.
R. O.
Rymer xiv.
Surrender (by Arthur Meverell alias Throwley, prior of Tudbery, &c.) of the priory and all its possessions in cos. Staff., Derb., Warw., Chester, Notts, Essex, and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 14 Sept. 1538. Signed by Arthur the prior and eight others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 46].
Seal broken.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll p. 1, no. 19] as acknowledged same day before Thos. Legh, LL.D.
14 Sept. 344. W. Earl of Southampton to Cromwell.
R. O. I have received letters from Walter Herbart by this bearer, his servant. The Bretons have robbed him twice since Candlemas, and he requires me to see him redressed and to write to the admiral of Bretaigne for justice. I desire your Lordship to let him have the King's letters "either by the print or otherwise" to the admiral of Bretaigne. My sore leg is amended, so I trust shortly to be at Court. By John Chadreton and Lymdon of Portsmouth, the King's servants, I understand certain pirates in a balinger of 40 tons, who have robbed some Fleming or Englishman coming from Iceland, for their vessel is laden with Iceland fish, have been at Newport in the Isle of Wight, and are gone into the West. I have made out letters to my officers there, and trust we shall shortly hear of their taking. From my manor of Cowdrey, 14 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: xiio Sept.
14 Sept. 345. W. Harbart to Cromwell.
R.O. I received, 23 August, your letters dated at Arundel Castle, 16 August, directing me, with the chancellor of the diocese of Llandaff, to repair to Penrys and take down the image of Our Lady as secretly as might be. As the Chancellor was not in the country, I commanded Sir Thos. Baken, commissary of the diocese of Llandaff, to do it, admonishing the others appointed by your Lordship to be there also. We went thither on the 26th and declared the King's pleasure and yours touching the idolatry that was done there. The official will bring the image and her apparel to your Lordship. Newport in Wales. 14 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
14 Sept. 346. Dr. John London to Cromwell.
R. O. I have taken a surrender of the friars in Reading, and this day they shall change their coats. "Of friars they be noted here honest men." In the house are three pretty lodgings; the warden keeps one, Mr. Ogle, the King's servant, another, and an old lady called my lady Seynt Jone the third. None is out by convent seal, but they say they promised one to Mr. Ogle. There is a goodly walk in their back side with trees, ponds, and an orchard, in all 20 acres. Household stuff, coarse. What little plate and jewels there is I will send up this week. There is a great trough, of lead at their well and another in their kitchen, and the bell turret is covered with lead. Church ornaments, slender. The inside of the church and windows, decked with grey friars, I have defaced and yet made some money out of "these things." On Monday I will pay their debts to victuallers and rid the house of them all. Today I will go to Caversham, a mile from Reading, where is a great pilgrimage, and send the image up to your Lordship's place in London. "My Lord (fn. n11) here doubteth my being here very sore," yet I have not seen him since I came, nor been at his house except yesterday to hear mass: the last time I was here he said, as they all do, he was at the King's command, but loth be they to come to any free surrender. Reading, 14 Septembris.
The bearer, an honest gentleman, has taken pains with me at the friars. I beg you, thank him.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
14 Sept. 347. H. Earl of Worcester to Cromwell.
R. O. After the receipt of Cromwell's letters for the delivery, to Sir Thos. Spert, of the Valentyne, which was brought into a creek beside Cardiff by Richard Hoore, seeing that she might at any time be conveyed away, brought her to Chepstow, in accordance with the King's former letters, for her safe keeping, and for the speedy payment of Spert, sold the lading, the salt at 8d. the bushel, and the wine, Romney, at 5l. 13s. 4d. the tun. Does not think it will pay Spert the whole sum of 280l. According to Cromwell's last letter, for the sending up of Hore and delivery of the Portingales, has delivered all the Portingales, except a woman in child-bed, to Baltazar Gonsalves. Hore refuses to deliver the jewels and money of the Portingales. Detains him to see the unloading of the ship, for neither he nor the mariners can declare how much wine and salt there is. Marvels how they came by it.
When it is unloaded, will send him up with a certificate of his affairs since coming into these parts, which have been " very suspicious touching the death of Agnes de Fernandos." Sends a paper concerning the variance between the Portingales and Hore and Ric. Abbes. Chepstow, 14 Sept. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
14 Sept. 348. Wm. Wolffe to his brother Edward Wollffe.
R. O. Recommend me to my mother and brethren, and desire my mother of her daily blessing. "Brother, I pra yow ytt agen to anser me to my leters or elles I wyll notte wrette yow no more: for I wrette yow all was bott yow wyll notte wrette me a gene." Write me how my mother and brethren are, especially my mother; also about my uncle Pursevold and other friends. I sent you from Barselona, 27 July 1538 by Dr. Bonnard's servant Richard, an angel noble for a token in satisfaction of the rings you sent me. Send me two or three pairs of hose cloths, one black the other white; I will pay for them. As to silk for my Lady, your mistress, send me a sample and the colours, for I am in the country where it is. You shall receive by Nicholas, the King's courier, a case of gilt shears and knives for my Lady, your mistress, and a "shord gyrdyll" fit for any lord in England, and six pairs of Spanish gloves. Give my mother a pair. Recommend me to my Lady. I am at her service and my Lord your master's. I have asked Mr. Masone, bearer of this, to speak to Richard, Dr. Bonard's servant, about the angel. Dated at the head: Valeddlethe, 14 Sept. 1538.
Hol. pp. 2. Add. Endd.
14 Sept. 349. Diego Hurtado de Mendoça to Charles V.
Add. MS.
28, 590, f. 232.
Could not leave England so soon as he desired, as the King delayed his despatch. On his arrival at Dover found the King there, and sent to Cromwell to let him know, in case he had any commands. Cromwell replied he would come and speak with me. He came and said that the King was much displeased with the queen of Hungary for not letting him know that she had been long in possession of the "power," which he said seemed to have been given her merely as a compliment, and not with the view of concluding anything; also he was no less aggrieved with us because, in reply to the Princess, we laid the blame of the delay upon the King and his ministers. I replied that as to the compliments and offers your Majesty had made, they should see in the future if they were feigned; I believed the Queen had not informed him of the power, because she knew his ambassador in Spain, and we in England, had informed him all about it, and had expected that as the King was so anxious for an early conclusion, he would, to gain time, send a person with sufficient instructions to treat and conclude in Flanders. As to our answer to the Princess, as the King had charged the Emperor with the delay, we had thought it right to undeceive him, and lay the blame where it was justly due. He answered he did not deny that much of the coldness had been due to the King and his councillors; but now matters were different and the King was better disposed than ever, and that the King, his master, expected me to advise the Emperor, that so great a prince as he was worth winning and keeping, notwithstanding that he was joined in such close amity with France. Replied that I trusted in God and in the virtue of your Majesty and the Most Christian King that amity would be perpetual; the amity between your Majesty and the King his master should be preserved as far as lay in your Majesty's power, and the King's will, with whom it lay to forward and augment it.
He showed himself very jealous on his master's behalf of the going of the Queen to France: the more so because she had stayed at Breda, where it was said she and the Marquis (fn. n12) had settled a marriage between the duchess of Milan and the prince of Orange. Then he referred to the way in which we had banquetted and visited the French ambassador; as if he would make a book of complaints. As they seemed to be in no little fear, and there was no reason to think it feigned, considering their position (condiciones) and the state of affairs, I answered as gently and courteously as possible ; for my instructions were neither to reassure them nor to affirm nor deny anything. I think they are afraid, for they have made greater haste to provide more men and munitions at Calais and the other frontiers, and to repair Dobla (Dover), and Chambra (the Camber), and other ports which the King was visiting when I left.
Cromwell took leave with humble recommendations to your Majesty, and when I suggested again that they should send a person to treat in Flanders, he seemed not to refuse so bluntly as before, and when I asked if I ought to see the King before embarking, said, as I pleased. Sent a man to the King to ask an interview, who brought answer that the King was busy and could not see me unless it were for very particular business. He was at the time with some French ladies who came with the queen of Scotland, deceased, and were returning to France. He banqueted them and made them great cheer, and to two of the chief, Mesdames de Montrul and de Brun, mother and daughter, he gave diamond bracelets worth 250 ducats. To the rest he gave wretched little rings (sortijuelas), and medals, 30 crs. apiece, and they were very dissatisfied. The same night the French ambassador invited me to sup with him and the said ladies, and accompanied me to the ship, from which I returned for some hours as the weather was bad. He said the King and the rest knew not whether they were in heaven or earth, and now was the time for both Princes, your Majesty, and the King his master, to settle your affairs, and that the King had told him I had asked for an interview, but that he being then with the ladies and enjoying himself and with the said ambassador, had declined to grant it.
At Calais I found many new people, who said they had come to reside there for a time. I knew them in England where they are considered soldiers and abiles. They made me great cheer. I learnt that in the bridge of passage towards Dunquerque and in the others, the guards have been doubled for the last 20 nights. This is just such an evidence as these people often give of easily roused suspicion. (fn. n13)
Came to Brussels and kissed the hands of the Queen, and presented the King's letter and credence. The despatch for England was immediately ordered, as her Highness' letters will show; and because the information is of many days and particulars which have occurred at different times, it has not been possible to finish it so shortly. The English ambassador in this Court is dead. He was a man rather jovial and witty than of sufficiency to treat serious negociations. If they have the willingness to treat which they pretend, since they must send a person to reside in the said Court, they might send one of sense and prudence with power and instructions, as they object to send a special embassy on the said business. Went from Brussels to see the marchioness of Zenete and visit the Marquis in Breda, and at the very gates learnt that the Marquis was dead—a great loss. The Marchioness and the Prince (fn. n20) despatch this courier.
Left the Princess in good health, though she has since been somewhat poorly. Thinks she is dissatisfied because now they keep her more strictly and poorly than usual. Will give her commendations to the Emperor by mouth when he comes. Breda, 14 Sept.
On the back is written:—He writes that he and the ambassador wrote in their common letter other particulars; which it will be well for your Majesty to see.
Spanish pp. 8. Headed: Copy of an autograph letter of Don Diego Hurtado de Mendoza to the Emperor, made in Breda, 14 Sept. 1538. Modern copy from Simancas. [See Spanish Calendar VI. i. No. 12.]
15 Sept. 350. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
R. O. I received your two letters by Nic. Eyre. I remember the words Mr. Pollard spoke at Dover, and have moved him again about them, but he would make no direct answer. I have no doubt, however, I will get his meaning therein. I trust he means no deceit about your book. He has drawn the two letters for the justices and the lord Chancellor. I hope to have them shortly despatched. If my lord Daubeney mean any displeasure, I hope it will profit him little. I cannot yet speak with Mr. Bonham about Soberton. I will ride to my lady of Sussex as soon as I can, and, "if any such matter be," will not fail to declare to Mrs. Anne your pleasure. Your stuff at Soberton shall be ready when you please to send for it. Mr. Basset and I will ride to Mr. Russell within two days, but he is not to go to my lord Privy Seal before Michaelmas, for so Mr. Pollard advises me. At my return from Mr. Russell's you shall know how he likes your conserves. Mr. Wriothesley and Mr. Williams are at the Court. At their coming I will deliver your Parmesan and letter. Warley only acted from lack of wit, not malice.
I send your parcels of sarcenet by the bearer. The silkwoman has left the two patterns of silk that you sent. The rest of your liveries will be ready on Wednesday. I have written to my Lord of all his affairs. London, 15 Sept.
My lord Privy Seal is expecting Mr. Antony. I promised he should be here in seven days. "I perceive he would gladly have him home."
Hol., pp. 2. Sealed. Add.
15 Sept. 351. Edward Mountagu to Cromwell.
R. O. Thos. Lamkyn, of Werington, Northants., "husbond," yesterday caused, in the market at Peterborough, proclamation to made that if any man had lost a purse, with money and writings, let them come to him and they should have it again. After that Lamkyn caused one Sir Giles Taylor, clk., to read a bill, found in the purse, which I enclose, and the purse and contents you shall receive by this bearer. Then Lamkyn went to the monastery of Peterborough and showed the abbot he had found a letter which spake of him, and would show it him on condition that he kept it secret. The abbot called his servants and took the purse and letter by force, arrested Lamkyn and the priest, and advertised me this afternoon of the whole matter. There is much ill contained in the letter. Two other persons are suspected to be privy to this matter. I shall have them put in sure keeping. Brigstocke, Sunday, 15 September. Signed.
P.1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd. by Wriothesley: "Th'abbot of Peterborough and Mr. Mountague concerning a seditious letter found in a purse by one Lamkyn and a priest touching the coming of the king of Scots and them to take his part."
15 Sept. 352. Sir Ric. Lyster to Cromwell.
R. O. The monastery of Romsey, hearing they are in danger of suppression, are making leases and alienating their goods. Desires to know whether he should stay them in this. This week past died Sir James Worsley, captain of the Isle of Wight. I beg your favour for the bearer if you think him fit for the King's service. Stanbridge, 15 September.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Chief Baron of the Exchequer, 21 Sept.
15 Sept. 353. Ric. Pollard to [Cromwell].
Cleop. E. iv.
224. (fn. n14)
B. M.
of the
On coming to Reading, despatched Mr. Wriothesley's servant with everything as commanded by Cromwell; which amounteth to 31l. 9s. 8d.* as appears by particulars here inclosed, and part of the stuff reserved for the King's use, with the whole house and church undefaced. Have left it by indenture in the custody of Mr. Penyson. Have reserved also for the King the plate, vestments, &c., and left them with Mr. Vachell by indenture. Intend to leave Reading on Tuesday for London. Reading, 15 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Begins: Pleasyth your Lordshyp.
15 Sept. 354. Friars of Exeter.
R. O. Surrender of the house of Grey Friars, by warden and convent, to the lord Visitor for the King, 15 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: "per me fr'em Gregorium Bassett sac. the. bachelarii—per me, frem. Thomam Gardner,"—and by friars Thos. Tucke and John More, and by John Velle, Wm. Hethffyldd Thos. Sckynner, Robt. Summer, Ric. Pyrry, and friar John Skyrlyng.
P. 1.
R. O. 2. Indenture of the stuff of the Grey Friars of Exeter, delivered by the lord Visitor under the lord Privy Seal to Thos. Huntt, mayor there, and Wm. Buckenam, receiver, for the King.
Choir:—An old table imagery little worth; a little lamp, laten, 6d.; pair of organs, 20s.; 2 old timber lecternes, 2l.; fair stalls, 40s.; a sacry bell and fair seats, 6s. 8d. Two old altars in the church. Sextry:—3 old copes of white damask, embroidered, 33s. 8d.; a suit of crimson velvet, 33s. 4d.; and other old vestments, &c. (20 items all valued) ; a coffer bound with iron, 13s. 4d., which is claimed as another man's, but no friar knows who, for it was there before any can remember. In the steeple 3 bells.
Debts were 14l. 9d.; to pay which, stuff was sold from the vestry, 25s. 2d.; kitchen, 26s. ; and church, 4l. 2s. 6d,; so the Visitor paid 8l. 7s. 1d. more than he received. As the warden was in debt the Visitor gave him a velvet cope. Evidences remain with the keepers, and the Visitor has 241 oz. silver. Signed by Huntt and Boknam.
Copy, pp. 2.
R. O. 3. Surrender of the house of Black Friars, by the prior and convent, to the lord Visitor for the King, 15 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: "Fr. John Water (?)—Petrus Barrett,"—and by friars John Wenard, Robt. Sprang, John Corteys, Nich. Hamlyn, Laurence Golfe, Nich. Keme, Hugh Ellys, Edw. Helmer, John Forde, John Kylbery, Robt. Tyoke, Hatherscolle, and John Adam.
P. 1.
R. O. 4. Indenture of the stuff of the Black Friars of Exeter delivered, by the lord Visitor under the lord Privy Seal, to Thomas Hunt, mayor, and Wm. Buckenam, receiver, for the King.
Choir:—On the high altar a fair table, alabaster, "with other images," 20s.; two iron candlesticks on the walls for 5 tapers, 8d.; 1 candlestick, iron, 2d.; fair stalls and a candlebeme, 20s. Vestry:—Vestments (14 items valued from 10s. to 3l.), copes, &c. (21 items all valued). Chambers:—A feather bed with bolster, &c., a pair of small andirons for the chimney, &c. Frayter:—7 tables, a cupboard, and a form. Cloister:—Lavers of lead with 3 spouts. Library:—Divers books of little value. Two bells in the steeple.
Debts claimed, 23l. 6s. 9d., allowed 17l. 18s. 1d.; to pay which stuff was sold from the vestry and choir, 23l. 9s. 10d., and from kitchen, buttery, and chambers, 26s. 10d. The Visitor paid 18l. 18s. 1d. debts and charges, and took away 5l. 18s. 7d. and 346 oz. of plate which lay in pledge. Evidences, 17 pieces sealed, 4 pieces in a little box and 2 patents. The marquis of Exeter and his ancestors have had lodgings there, and his keeper claims certain furniture (detailed). Signed by Huntt and Boknam.
Copy, pp. 3.
15 Sept. 355. Sir Reynold Carnaby to the Council of the North.
R. O. Since his last, was at the meeting of the wardens of the West Marches at Crissop Foot. No doubt the deputy warden has written of their proceedings. As to the lord Maxwell's meeting at the Bells, you will be informed by the copy of his letter (fn. n15) to the King's officer of these Middle Marches. Has often, since coming home, sent for the inhabitants of Tyndale to lay in new pledges in lieu of those who, having been left at Newcastle, went home without licence, but they have refused. Accordingly, on Thursday last, the 12th inst., when they were ordered to come to Carnaby at Chowlerford, as they came without assurance he took all who were there present, except one (who escaped by the connivance of one Roger Heron), and sent them to Warkworth Castle till he hear the Council's pleasure. Encloses a bill of their names. On this all the inhabitants of Tyndale assembled, both horse and foot, among them the three outlaws, Edward, John, and Rynny Charlton, and certain Scots of Liddesdale, who on Friday afternoon sent Carnaby two Tyndale men, one of the Robsons and one of the Charltons, to know why he had attached the men. Replied, Because they had refused to lay pledges. They requested in behalf of their countrymen that he would allow 10 or 12 of them to come under assurance and arrange for "lowsing" of the pledges. Refused, as they had so highly offended the King in thus assembling with proclaimed traitors, to speak with any unless all dispersed to their own houses, which they did. That day at midnight, had appointed to destroy the houses of the outlaws, and assembled most of the gentlemen of Northumberland, with such number of horsemen as you will see by the enclosed bill, and, by means of the deputy warden of the West March, Thomas Dacre was to have lain in the West to take those who fled that way, and on the South, the writer's father and his brother Thomas, constable of the King's Castle of Langley "with them of the water of Tyne," were to have assisted. But they were of opinion that the corn of the outlaws could not be destroyed except by burning, which he was ordered not to do without further authority, and they thought, as the inhabitants were all leagued together, that I should not ride upon them without having power to burn their houses and corn. Writes accordingly for instructions. From my grandfather's house at Hallton, Sunday, 15 Sept.
Added in his own hand: Since writing, the Tyndale men have sent to him, and he has appointed to see them on Monday, the 16th. Has therefore caused the bearers to tarry to inform the Council of what is done. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add: To, &c., the bishop of Llandaff, the lord vice-president, and other of the King's most honourable Council in the North parts. Endd.
R. O. 2. "The names of them appointed to meet at the hour of midnight for the rode in Tyndale to have been on Friday, the 13th September; and the number that every gentleman should bring."
The King's deputy warden (fn. n16) with as many as he thought meet. Lord Ogle, (fn. n17) Sir Cuthbert Radclif, of the lordship of Alnwick (his deputy), (fn. n18) Sir Rog. Gray, (fn. n17) Sir John Dalawale, (fn. n17) Sir Wm. Ogle, (fn. n19) Robt. Collyngwood, (fn. n18) John Horsley, sheriff (himself absent) (fn. n18), Ralph Ylderton, Thomas Forster, Thos. Gray, (fn. n19) Percival Selby, (fn. n17) Edward Gallon, (fn. n19) Thomas Hebborn, Thomas Howborn, Edw. Muschans, John Selby, Parson Ogle,‡ Ric. Folbery, Wm. Strother of Newton, John Car of Wark, (fn. n19) Rog. Gray of Woller, Henry Collyngwood, (fn. n19) Thos. Car of Newland, Nich. Horsley of Ulchester, Henry Revleley of Chatton,‡ John Bednell, John Roddon, Robt. Collyngwod of Bewyke,‡ the bailiff of Newham, John Ogle of Ogle,‡ John Ogle of Twisyll, (fn. n17) Sir Robt. Ellerker, (fn. n17) Lionel Gray. (fn. n17)
ii. Names of persons of Tyndale taken for pledges, 12 Sept.:—Gib Charlton o'th' Bought hill, Rowly Charlton, his brother (escaped), Edde Dod of Cragg, Gery Charlton of Wark, Edward Charlton that married Thom o'th' Caritethis (?) daughter, John Stocoll o'th' Newk, John Robson o'th' Fawe Stane, Simon Charlton.
In Sir Reynold Carnaby's hand, p. 1.
Those marked (*)bring 20 men, (†) 40, (‡) 10, and the rest 5.
Calig. B.III.
3. Copy of § 1.
B.M. Pp. 4. Endd. by Wriothesley in two places.
R. O. 4. Blank leaf, endorsed in a 17th century hand: "Scottish borders."
15 Sept. 356. Denys Nayman to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Requests him to give his son 20 gold crowns owing to the writer for half a load of locater (?) which he sent him on trust, or else give him a licence to have 100,000 outs (pieces of wood?). Hopes to arrange it the next . . . (?) that comes to Dunkirk. 15 Sept. 1538.
Dutch, p. 1. Add.: "me loord Debytys te Cales.
357. Melanchthon to Johannes Brentius.
Reform. iii.
* * * From England our ambassadors have not yet returned. They have disputed with the bishops; and there is hope that the English Church may be amended and pious doctrine and rites restored. Bene vale. 1538.
Lat. Add.: teacher of the Gospel in ecclesia Halensi.


  • n1. Blank.
  • n2. See Vol. XII., Pt. i., No. 742 (2, 3), which should have been reserved for this year.
  • n3. See correction in Spanish Calendar at the beginning of p. 530.
  • n4. This seems to have been put in later.
  • n5. Entered later.
  • n6. Added later.
  • n7. Gage is not paid, because "in the account of Ro. Lord."
  • n8. This has been added later and is wrong, as the payments detailed are at 18d.the "hundred."
  • n9. Gage is not paid "quia in comput. Ro. Lord."
  • n10. Added later.
  • n11. The abbot of Reading.
  • n12. The marquis of Zenete (count of Nassau), whose death is mentioned at the end of this despatch.
  • n13. "Tengolo por una de las livianas sospechas que suelen dar à entendêr que tienen."
  • n14. Not 131l. 9s. 8d., as in Wright.
  • n15. See No. 324.
  • n16. Sir John Widdrington, deputy warden of the Middle March.
  • n17. bring 20 men,
  • n18. 40,
  • n19. 10,and the rest 5.
  • n20. The prince of Orange.