Henry VIII: August 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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August 1538 6-10

6 Aug. 42. The Council of the North to Cromwell.
Ellis 3 Ser.
iii. 62.
Clarencieux king at arms, Somerset, Rouge Dragon and Rouge Cross, have been at the assizes at York and assisted in setting forth the King's affairs against Thomas Millar, late called Lancaster, who has suffered according to his demerits. Will inform the King of what is done further. York, 6 Aug. Signed: Robt. Landaffe—T. Magnus—Rauff Ellerkar yonger, k.—Thomas Fairfax—Robert Bowis—Willm. Babthorp— Robt. Chaloner—Jo. Uvedale.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
7 Aug. 43. Sir Richard Ryche.
Close Roll.
30 Hen. VIII.
p. 1. m. xiv.
Charter of Thomas abp. of Canterbury, granting to Sir Ric. Ryche the advowson of the parish ch. of Alta Onger, Essex. 7 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII.
ii. Confirmation of the preceding by Thos. prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, and the chapter. 10 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII.
iii. Recognition of the deeds by the abp. and the prior and convent, 9 Sept., before Chr. Hales, Master of the Rolls.
7 Aug. 44. [Grey] Friars, Lichfield.
R.O. Certificate of the surrender of the friars of Lichfield to the bp. of Dover, voluntarily, without any counsel or constraining, for very poverty, in presence of Ric. Wetwode, master of the guild there, Alexander Grene, and Thos. Lont, coustables. The visitor delivered the house and goods to the master and constables, gave every friar a letter and departed. 7 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed—Per me Rye bard Wetwod,— per me Alyxandur Grene—per me Thomas Lontte—all apparently in Wetwod's hand, though the two latter have set their marks in the margin.
P. 1.
R.O. 2. Inventory of the "stuff" of the Grey Friars of Lichfield received by the lord Visitor under the lord Privy Seal, and delivered to Master Ric. Wetwode. master of the guild there, and Alex. Grene and Thos. Lont, constables, till the King's pleasure be further known.
Contains a list of articles in the kitchen, brewhouse, choir, and sextry, subjoined to which is an account of the debts of the convent certified by the warden, partly for malt and rye; also 30s. borrowed "for byldyng of the quere," and 20s. due to the bp. for five years' rent.
Pp. 3.
7 Aug. 45. W. Earl of Southampton to Cromwell.
R.O. This day arrived here a Breton named Piers Shemewe, who presented unto me a supplication with a testimonial from the country of Britaigne, and a testimonial from the Isle of Man. As I find the latter somewhat strange, I desire your Lordship, when the said Breton shall come to you therewith, to read it and make answer to him and write to me that I may make the same answer. Guldeford, 7 August. Signed: W. Southampton.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Admiral.
7 Aug. 46. John Lord Audeley to Cromwell.
R.O. I beg your help that the King may have true knowledge what the lordship of Kemmes is worth, which Wm. Owen now has for 600l., of which 50l. is to pay, as appears by his obligation, and he would fain give me money to be thoroughly at a point with me. If you know its value and the behaviour of the said William, I am sure you would have it bestowed on one that would do the King faithful service as Owen will never do. If you will get it surveyed the King will find that all was not true that was reported to my hindrance. Fawndres Marsh, 7 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
7 Aug. 47. William Lok to [Henry VIII.]
Galba B. x.
We have had very good sale of cloths at the Mart, but the Easterlings who came before us have "scathyd" us in our sales more than 2,000l. Here is great plenty of money, which causes all wares to be dear. Your subjects will bring back above 3000 li. st. in angels and "dokeckes" We seek all the angels here, and give 1d. in a piece to have them to carry home, so that I trust there will be but few left here in a short time. The Staplers have had a great sale at Calais for their wool, mostly for gold crowns, ready paid. It is very good to hear that your Grace's commodity is in such high reputation.
Letters have come today that the Emperor has arrived safely in Spain, and intends to do a great feat upon the Turk; that the Greeks in Candy have killed many Turks who landed there, and sunk three of their great galleys, and are making great preparations to resist him.
It is reported that the French king and his Queen will meet the Regent near Bryselles in 20 days, where they will hunt, and afterwards have great triumphs in the town. It is marvellous to hear of the great familiarity between the Emperor and the French king at their being together.
Touching Gelderland, "the yo[ung] duke of Cleves holdeth it as this day, yet its their chief head and lord and [so] all the Gelders doth take him," and ambassadors have gone from the lady [Regent] here to know whether he will give it up to the Emperor or not, and to propose his marriage with a great lady in this land. This duke is 22 years of age, very wise and hardy and much beloved. It is said that the Emperor bought of the old duke of Gelders all Gelderland, but there was no writing scaled and he has broken his covenants, so he must make a new appointment with this young duke of Cleves.
There have been great triumphs in Antwerp for this peace; processions with the holy Sacrament, fires, gunshot and melody, and jousts will be held by the Spaniards, two of whom have challenged all comers. Went to see some plate of the cardinal of Luke that was brought hither to be sold to certain goldsmiths for the French king. Some of it was so meet for your Grace and so stately, that I could not find it in my heart to suffer it to go into France, and I have therefore bought 12 pieces of one fashion, which I will bring with me. The rest I will try to stop until your Grace has seen these.
I have provided the things of which you spoke to me at my departure.
Hol., pp. 2.
7 Aug. 48. William Lok to [Cromwell].
Galba B. x. To the same effect as the preceding. Antwerp, 7 Aug. 1538.
Hol., pp. 2
49. Ric Bp. of Dover to Cromwell.
Ellis 3d. Ser.
iii. 189.
Since he last wrote from Gloucester, has received into the King's hands two convents in Worcester, one in Bridgenorth and one in Atherstone, and is now in Lichfield. The Bp. of Worcester had the release of the convents there to take to Cromwell. Sends the copies of the inventories of the houses there and at, Bridgenorth, and the release of the latter. Divers of the friars are very loth to forsake their houses, and yet they are not able to live. Thinks that all there is in the houses is not able to pay the debts in most eases. Lichfield "is in that taking, and yet loth to give up. Blackfriars in Worcester is a proper house without any lead, and may dispend by year in rotten houses above 20 nobles by year, but all is in decay. There was an ancras, with whom I had not a little business to have her grant to come out, but out she is." The Grev Friars is a fair house, well builded, with not above 40s. a year in orchards and gardens, two "yelys" (aisles) leaded, the rest tile and slate. The Grey Friars at Brygenorthe is the poorest house he has seen, not worth 10s. a year, "all the houses at fallyng downe." Recommends Nic. Holte, who wishes to have it. Atherstone is a little house in decay, but may spend 4 mks. a year, of which they pay 4 nobles a year in rent. One Ameas Hyll, a servant of the King's, has most of the ground by lease. There is no lead, but houses in decay. All the stuff is not worth 40s., besides a chalice and a bell. Sends a copy of this inventory. Asks Cromwell to send these friars their warrants to change their habits, and to send him word whether he shall keep this order with the friars or no. Thinks he does them much good, for in their religion they are not able to live, yet many of them are loth to depart, especially of the Grey Friars. "They be so close each to other, that no man can come within them to know their hearts." Has more business with them than with all the friars beside. One of them ever gives warning and counsel to other, and as much as they may they prevent his purpose before he comes, but since he received Cromwell's last letter none have escaped, and few will, unless he sends contrary commandment. Has no money to pay his costs, nor tax of the houses due to the office. Since he took one noble, has spent 20 nobles of the money he had of the King's for Winchelsey stuff. Unless he may sell for his necessaries, will have neither money of his own nor of the King's in 14 days. Asks what to do about the warrants for friars far from London. It will be too great a charge to send up to London for theirs and back again. Asks also whether he may sell anything for the costs and debts, and whether he shall keep this order in putting out friars. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Rychard Deverus.
8 Aug. 50. Ric. Bp. of Dover to Cromwell.
R.O. Has been in Lichfield where the friars all gave up their house. The Warden is sore diseased in his face, "whether of a canker, or a pocke, or a fistula, I know not." He has been little at home this half year, "yet now he came home and was loth to give up his house," though it is more in debt than all the stuff that belongs to it would pay, chalice, bells and all, by 20 nobles. Sends the testimony of their release, and the copy of the inventory with the debts. Asks that this man may bring the warrants for the friars of Lichfield and Adderston. 8 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
8 Aug. 51. Peter Vannes to Cromwell. (fn. n1)
R.O. After the French ambassador had read the letters I gave him from your Lordship, he answered he had already been informed by certain French merchants that it was not by Frenchmen, but by Biscayans, who were in that part of the sea at the time, that the wrong had been done to the Admiral's ship. Said I could affirm nothing, but I was sure the King was not accustomed to admit uncertain expostulations as proofs, nor were the English sailors so ignorant but that they could tell a French ship from a Spanish. I wondered, too, how these French merchants knew of this affair so quickly. He said he was about to write fully to his King, and from him condign punishment may be demanded if the authors were discovered to be French. I said it was the brotherly part of friendship to take up and right one another's wrongs. The truth could not be hidden if he committed the matter to his magistrates and prefects of ports.
Letters from Flanders state that the promulgation of peace was received with bonfires, and that the Queen in her palace has deferred it for some days, in order to make it with more solemnity. The marquis of Guasti is made governor of Milan until the daughter of king Ferdinand is of age to be married to the duke of Orleans.
I have heard also, from a Spaniard, that peace is made between Ferdinand and the Vayvode, and a league to resist the Turks. London, 8 Aug.
Hol. Lat., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
8 Aug. 52. [Norfolk to Suffolk.]
R.O. "This present hour, having slain a buck with my hounds," I heard one of the raisers of the bruit of marking of cattle was of likelihood "a gentleman wearing a green coat with 2 small gards of green velvet," with a beard more red than yellow, and a horn about his neck; with him in a tawny coat was one like his servant, with a short black beard, "and a broad square fellow." The gentleman rode a fair white gelding. A mile from Mawdelyn Bridges the gentleman asked for Humphry Kervyle, town clerk of Len. He said he was the King's servant, and had commission to take up all cattle that were not marked. He then rode over the bridge to Tyryngton and the Washside, and, it is said, into Lincolnshire. This was the week after Midsummer, when you and I were at London. I will do my best to try this matter out, as I am sure you will do in your parts. This morning I answered your letter by your servant who brought it. Written upon a molehill in Rysyng Chase, 8 Aug., 11 o'clock.
Copy, p. 1.
8 Aug. 53. Thomas Barnaby.
R.O. Depositions of John Fyrly, master of the crayer, the Berborow, of Colchester, and his mariners, before the mayor and jurats of Rye.
On Tuesday 6 August one Thomas Bernaby came to the town of Depe and caused Fyrly to "ryve" his crayer with three boats out of the haven there, and so continued at sea till Thursday 8 Aug., when they landed at Rye about 4 p.m., by reason of such calm weather. Sealed, 8 Aug. 30 Henry VIII.
P. 1. Parchment. In the hand of Mayor Swan. Add. Endd.: Certificat of Barnabey's diligence. Seal gone.
8 Aug. 54. Elizabeth Wallop to Lady Lisle.
R.O. Is glad to hear that she and lord Lisle are in good health. Thanks her for divers tokens which she has received. Has often wished for her in Hampshire since her coming. If she were there, would like it better than she does. Likes it but easily, and will tell her why when they meet, which she trusts will be when they have a new mistress. Hopes this will be shortly, that she may see lady Lisle at Court, for she will have good occasion to see her two daughters, who are meet to be with the Queen. Has not seen Mrs. Katharyne since leaving Court, "but Mrs. [Anne] (fn. n2) I have seen divers times." She is a fair gentlewoman and well made, and behaves herself so well that everybody praises her. There is no doubt she will come to some great marriage. Lord and lady Sussex make not a little of her. Lady Sussex said she would do as much for her as her own sister. It would have been great pity if she had miscarried now, when she was in great danger of life. Divers who saw her thought they would never see her again, but now it is well overcome. Asks pardon for Bell, (fn. n3) who has offended lord Lisle by words spoken when in drink. Desires to be commended to lord Lisle, to lady Garnish, lady Clynton, and Mrs. Frances. "I pray God send them much joy of their marriage." Farle, 8 Aug.
Hol., pp. 3. Endd.
8 Aug. 55. Bp. of Ivrea to [Card. Farnese].
Vatican MS. "Rmo et Illmo Sor mio ossmo," I wrote to you on the 5th. Since then I have made diligence to speak with His Majesty to learn the truth of the matter of which Briant boasted. This morning I visited the Card, di Maschon and told him the commission I had from you of the expedition of his bishopric of Amyans, &c. I then mentioned that Briant had boasted of a certain interview between his King and this [King], and that all would be without the intervention and pleasure (volunta) of our Lord (the Pope), and although I could not believe anything base of this King in prejudice of the honour of his Holiness and the See Apostolic, yet it was my duty to be suspicious and clear up everything, and as I had not been able to speak with His Majesty, who had been continually travelling, I asked his assistance. He answered that he had not yet been to Court, but would go thither tomorrow, and would endeavour to get me audience next day, assuring me that His Majesty, who is most satisfied with the Pope, would declare all, and that he himself did not believe it, seeing that Briant before leaving had told a friend in this Court that hitherto he had been a good Frenchman, but now he was going away determined to stand by his master for good or ill, from which he would infer that it was mere brag on his part, and no real determination had been come to about an interview. Maschon appears, as far as I can judge from this first interview, very affectionate to the Pope and See Apostolic, and promises to do all he can with satisfaction to his King, to whom he is very devoted.
The man I sent to the Constable has just returned with the Constable's message that Briant has lied, and that there is nothing. * * * Molins, 8 Aug, 1538.
Italian, pp. 2. Endd. . Nuncio in France. From a modern copy in R.O.
9 Aug. 56. Friars of Stafford.
R.O. "Mem. This 9 day of August in the 30 year of our most dred Sovereign lord king Henry VIII., Richard bp. of Dover, Visitor under the lord Privy Seal for the King's grace, was in Stafford in the Grey Friars and also in the Austen Friars, where that the said visitor said to the heads and brethren of both places these words:— "Brethren, where that I understand ye have had information that I should come, by the King's commission, to suppress your house and put you out, fear not, for I have no such commission, nor I use no such fashion in any place. I am sent to reform every man to a good order and to give injunctions for preservation of the same. If ye can be content and think yourself able here to live and to be reformed and to observe such reasonable injunctions as I shall leave with you, the which or that I require your answer, ye shall here and see in writing, then I am and shall be content that ye shall with the King's favour continue as before ye have do. If that ye be not able to live and observe the same, then if ye of your own minds and wills give your houses into the King's hands, I must receive them."
"The said injunctions were read to them, which were reasonable. The said heads with all the brethren with one assent, without any counsel or coaction, gave their houses into the Visitor's hands to the King's use. The Visitor received the same, and of the houses and implements made inventories and delivered them to such as should keep them to the King's use, and so delivered to each friar a letter to visit his friends, and so departed. This witnesseth John Savage and Thos. Russell, bailiffs of the borough of Stafford, Wm. Stamforde and Ric. Warde, gentlemen, with divers others."
Signed by the above named.
R.O. 2. Inventory of the goods of the Austin Friars of Stafford, delivered to Master Wm. Stamforde of Rowlay and Mr. Ric. Warde of Tylynton.
The Vestry. —A cross of copper gilt, with an image, silver and parcel gilt, a copper censer. 4 suits, one black for requiem, and one with images of Our Lady. 2 green copes and one black chamlet, &c.
The Choir.—2 old altar-cloths, 2 small candlesticks, a sacring bell, a pair of organs, 2 bells in the steeple.
The Church.—2 stained cloths, an alabaster table, 2 ladders, and 2 forms.
The Hall.—A goodly plank with a form.
The Kitchen.—A few cooking utensils, &c.
The Recreation House.—A table, 2 trestles, 2 forms.
The visitor has the chalice, 13 oz. He has appointed that the cooks shall be paid 10s. of their wages at Michaelmas.
Signed in the same hand: Wyllyam Stamforde: Rycharde Ward.
Pp 2. Endd. by the bp. of Dover: No lead, rents by year, 51s. 8d.
R. O. 3. Inventory of the stuff of the Grey Friars of Stafford, delivered, with the house, to Thos. Russell and John Sawage, bailiffs of Stafford.
The Sextry.—5 suits without albs, requiem, dun silk, yellow say, and branched green silk. 6 copes, 2 being of linen cloth stained with image work. 6 altar cloths, a pyx of laten, &c.
The Church.—4 tables of alabaster, a pair of great candlesticks, a cross and censer of latten, 2 poor mass books, one printed, one written, a pair of small organs, &c.
The Buttery.—2 tablecloths and a towel, 5 "stondes" and a great bason.
The Kitchen.—Pots, platters, "cobyryns," &c.
The Brewhouse.—A great lead, 2 small leads, 2 vats, &c.
The visitor has a chalice and 6 spoons, 16 oz. Kemp has half a mead, the warden the other half, at 20s. a year, which Robt. Quytgrave, gentleman, says his friends gave for a yearly obit. This not kept, he asks for it back. "They have in the field, 6 londs yearly worth 16d. A close with the orchard, 5s. The prior of Shene asks 2s. 8d. a year, but his council discharges it. Debts 4l., for which timber and growing corn have been sold.
Signed: John Savage: Thomas Russell.
Pp. 2. Endd. by the bp. of Dover : Half the choir leaded, and a chapel. Rents 26s. 8d.
9 Aug. 57. Norfolk to Cromwell.
R. O. Thanks for Cromwell's letters to Candishe and to himself. Perceives the King has heard of the bruit in Norfolk and Suffolk of the "taking to his Majesty's use of all beasts unmarked," and that Cromwell writes:— "Your Grace knoweth how the spreading of such a bruit in your own country and in your absence from hence might by some suspicious disposition be sinisterly glosed and interpreted." The bruit was in those parts at Midsummer when, and long after, he was at the Court. Never heard of it till Sunday last, when he asked Sir Roger Townesende, his cousin, Wyndham, (fn. n4) the sheriff, and others, what they had done, and they said the words were so universal they could not find the authors. Then and since he has daily found fault with the gentlemen for not trying out the matter. Incontinent on Sunday he sent out servants to learn this matter, and soon after, received a letter from the duke of Suffolk, who had taken one in Lincolnshire, who heard the bruits from two men near Walsingham. Sent the sheriff to take them, and they should now be at Kenyngale. Answered the duke of Suffolk's letter at 6 this morning; "and being on hunting," learnt of likelihood who were the beginners of the matter, and incontinently sent the duke of Suffolk a letter, copy enclosed. That is the whole truth. Begs him to show the King of it.
Learnt this day that 24 shoemakers, journeymen, assembled at Wisbiche on Friday was sevennight, and that one Balam, hearing that "Captain Cobler's brother late put t'execution was chief of them," next day put eight of them in the castle there. The saying is, they "would have made a confederation amongst their craft how much money they should have had for sewing a dozen shoes." Will inquire further and proceed to punishment.
After writing the "premises" 10 miles "hence," deferred closing this letter till he spoke with Mr. Conysby about the matter of the cattle; but Conysby had not been able to find the authors. Will in three days send to Cromwell Ant. Rous, treasurer of his house. Understands by his secretary, that Cromwell sent one of the King's servants to him about the bruits. No such has come.
Is daily called upon for the enlargement of the restraint of corn. Said Cromwell had promised to send it; begs it may come with diligence. No man is more angry with the seditious bruits than he; had he been at home he would have found the beginners. From Mr. Durham's house, 9 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
9 Aug. 58. Myles Coverdale, Ric. Grafton, and Wm. Grey, to Cromwell.
St. P. i. 573.
Sends certain leaves of their work, by Cromwell's servant Sebastian. Will send the rest from time to time.
Explains the marks (fn. n5) used to show different readings, words supplied, &c. Paris, 9 Aug. 1538. Signed.
P. 1 Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
9 Aug. 59. Bonner to Henry VIII.
Petyt MSS.
vol. 47, f. 1.
Inner Temple.
Took leave of the Emperor on the 24th and of Mons. Grandvell on the 28th, as his friend, Dr. Heynes, "a man of all honest good parts and truth," will inform the King. Heynes and he departed from Barcelona on the 29th, taking for lack of post horses such as they could find to convey them to the next post, called La Rocca, where horses were as plentiful as at Barcelona they were scarce, because of the Emperor's departure towards Valle de Olete (Valladolid) on the morrow after St. James's Day. The King had given them liberty on their return "to make the journey after a convenient sort," to avoid danger from the great heats; but on meeting Francisco at Lupia, two posts from Montpellier, on the 2nd inst., and receiving the letters of the King and the lord Privy Seal, they made "more speed a great deal, receiving for that purpose the letters of the bishop of Winchester and Mr. Dr. Thirlebye." Arrived at Lyons on the 6th, but Winchester and Thirlebie left the same day, lodging that night at Barella, one post from Lyons, where Bonner overtook them the next morning, leaving Heynes behind (whom he afterwards met at Roane, where Bonner stayed buying new raiment, having left most of his own and of his servants' at Barcelona).
Told the Bishop he did not wish to be blamed for tarrying. Overtakes them tomorrow night, by appointment. Is much beholden to Thirlebie. The bearer [Dr. Heynes] deserves the King's thanks, for the Emperor, contrary to use, gave him no reward at his departure; but if he had been as studious to please the Emperor as he was to serve the King and "advance the truth, he had not wanted. Pains of body he hath sustained above my opinion; and besides that he hath not wanted the evil report of naughty fellows naming him Lutheran, wherein for company I was joined, such was their goodness. By my truth, I have not been acquainted with a more honest true man, and sorry I am now to leave his company, saving that I know well he hath been troubled upon the sea, upon the land and among unhonest folks." Does not answer the King's letters, for tomorrow "we shall send for audience," after which they will advertise the King of as much as they can learn. "Roane, (fn. n6) 4 posts athissides Lyons," 9 Aug.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
9 Aug. 60. Bonner to Cromwell.
Petyt MSS.
Vol. 47, f. 3.
Inner Temple.
On the 2nd inst. Francisco the courier met him and Dr. Heynes returning from Spain, at Lupia, two posts from Montpelier. He delivered to Bonner Cromwell's letter and five letters of the King, viz., one to the French king, one to the cardinal of Loreyne, one to the Great Master, one to the Chancellor, and copies thereof, and one to Bonner. Will act according to the King's pleasure. Were he fit for such a function as is mentioned in the letters, would "greatly rejoice that, upon your Lordship's special commendation and futherance, it hath liked the King's highness to trust such a poor wretch with such a high office as it hath done; but, knowing mine imperfection in all degrees, and considering the weight of such a charge, I ought rather to lament my felicity in this degree not able to answer unto it, than to rejoice in the highness of the same, being like rather to do as a weak, feeble horse doth, which, being charged with a great burden many times, doth more often fall under it than bear it well. The comfort I have herein, especially to avoid notable blame, is, first and principal, the goodness of the King's highness, whose nature is of that most good and gentle sort, that it more pondereth the true good will and ready diligence of his servant to do well than the issue and chance of things which are committed in charge; and the second is the like goodness" of Cromwell, by whose "fatherly, grave, and wise friendly counsel," Bonner may rule his proceedings to the King's contentation. Will omit nothing to satisfy Cromwell's expectation, who knows his nature far better than he does himself.
Cannot now write what good expedition shall be had touching the King's letters, "as tomorrow is appointed that we shall send for audience," which obtained, he will speedily signify its success. The French king lies three leagues from Molyns. Finds much kindness in Mr. Thirlebye. What he shall find in his colleague, (fn. n7) cannot yet tell: "peradventure the ending will be better than the beginning, for else it will be but of small value." Cromwell has written in favour of Mr. Hervie, desiring Bonner to accept him as Thirlebye had him. Will do his pleasure as gladly "as any servant your Lordship hath." "It becometh me not to be desired, but to do that thing that shall be your Lordship's pleasure, which I will do with all the heart of my body. And surely this young gentleman is to be made of, for he is of a good nature and will come to good prove with institution; and surely I shall make of him to his profit, I trust; and likewise of one William Hunnyng," whom Mr. Wrisley commended to him. Commends Dr. Heynes, the bearer. He has deserved the King's hearty thanks, because he "by his upright dealing herein and professing the truth, neither gate thanks nor reward, but blased abroad by honest folks to be a Lutherian. The less he pleased in Spain the better argument it is that his intent was to serve none but the King's highness and the truth." Begs credence for him in an important matter. Roane, 9 Aug.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: My lord Privy Seal. Endd.
10 Aug. 61. Black Friars, Newcastle-under-Lyne.
R.O. Certificate of the surrender of the [Black] Friars of Newcastle- under-Lyne to the bishop of Dover, in consequence of their poverty. The house is in debt 14l. for which all their substance lies in pledge, and yet not worth the debt. 10 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII.
Signed: Raffe Kelynge, mayer off New Castell under Lyne. — John Lymforde—Thos. Brodsha—Ryc. Smyth.
P. 1.
R.O. 2. Inventory of the stuff of the Black Friars of Newcastle-under-Lyne, delivered to John Lymforde and Ric. Smyth, bailiffs.
The Vestry.—Suits of blue silk, silk with roses and green silk. 11 chasubles. Five copes. Two old "tenaculles," &c. The Choir.—Two pair of candlesticks, copper and latten. A cross of copper and gilt, and Mary and John. A pair of organs. Two bells in the steeple. A table of alabaster on the high altar, &c. The Chambers.—Two old feather beds and one old bolster. Five old coverlets. An old chest. A green covering of say. Various articles in the kitchen, brewhouse, hall, and buttery.
Three chests with evidence, one of the King's, the other of other gentlemen's, the third of the convent's, are in the hands of the bailiffs. The visitor has a little chalice, five spoons, and two narrow bands of masers, 14 oz.
Signed: By me, Rychard Smyth and John Lymford.
Pp. 2. Endd. by the bp of Dover: The choir and cloister lead, rents 40s. by year.
10 Aug. 62. Rumors of Pilgrimages.
R.O. Examinations of Walter Williams of Salisbury, fletcher, Ric. Hussey, chaplain, Thos. Selman, singing man, and Philip Godfray, tailor, taken at Salisbury 10 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII., before Hen. Coldston, mayor, John Hawles, Robt. South, Wm. Webbe, Thos. Chaffyn, and David Lewes.
The matter examined was a report that an angel appeared to the King, then at Portsmouth, and bade him go on pilgrimage to St. Michael's Mount and offer a noble there upon pain of death, and according to Jane Delond alias Baker, widow, that queen Jane did appear to him and desired him to go on the same pilgrimage. The report being traced to Godfray, he says he heard it of John Higgons of Durneford; and Delond says she heard Higgons, John Hobbes, John Feld alias Guylford, Wm. Ryle, and John Wilton talking together about it, but all these deny hearing any words about the King.
Pp. 3.
R.O. 2. Depositions taken at Salisbury, viz.:—
1. Of John Clarke of Downton, painter, confessing that he had said on the 9th Aug. to Jane, wife of John Ryppe of Sarum, labourer, that he had heard say the King was at Portsmouth, "and an angel should appear to him that he should go to St. Michael's Mount on pilgrimage," but he bade her not repeat it as he did not believe it.
2. Of John Ryppe, denying that he heard the words, though Clarke lodged in his house.
3. Of John Hawkes, of Sarum, smith, that about 24 July last Isabel No well of Sarum, widow, came to his house to fetch fire, and said "God save the King! I trust we shall go a pilgrimage again; for I hear say that his Grace will go a pilgrimage to St. Michael's Mount." This Hawkes repeated to Clarke, 6 Aug.
4. Of Isabel Nowell, widow, confirming the above report of what she said about 24 July, with the addition "and that an angel did appear to his Grace for the same." Further, she said she had been told it that day by Agnes, wife of John Chacy, who said that the King had bowed a noble to offer at St. Michael's Mount.
Pp. 2.
10 Aug. 63. The Borders.
Calig. B. vii.,
Proclamation of the result of a meeting at the Bating Bush within the Debateable ground, on Saturday, 10 Aug. 1538, between Rob. lord Maxwell, warden of the West March of Scotland, and Sir Thomas Wharton, deputy warden of the West March of England, for redress of attemptates by the inhabitants of Leddersdale in taking prisoners the following English subjects, viz., Ric. and Gilbert Carnaby, Gilb. Barro, Edw. Hendersoune, Jas. Thomsone, Paul Tomsone, Ric. Parker, John Maysone, Alex. Cheseburghe, Cristy Dobinsone, Edw. Trumbull, John Cragge, Hen. Mawghwen, Willy Hendersoune, Nich. Bastinthwaite, Roger Crag, John Howdenne, Edw. Howdenne, Geo. Hendersone, John Ferlem, John Hill, Cristy Grenne, Jas. Smerte, and others, whom the said lord Maxwell sets at liberty with their "borowes" and goods and forbids anyone by any bands or promises to "enter" any of the said Englishmen. All English prisoners in Scotland not yet delivered to be set free in England with their horses and gear in four days; and if any of the horse and gear be not restored the said Englishmen may bill for them at the next meeting at Kirksopfote, those bills to be first answered to. "And where Archebolde Armstrang, Sym Forster of Greno [and] Andro Forster of Greno borowed Gilbert Carnabie for Alexander Armstrong, the said Gilbert Carnaby this day in the presence of the Warden has entered to his borowes, and the said borowes for their discharge hath entered the said Gilbert to the said Alexander Armestrang his taker; and the said warden of Scotland has delivered the said Gilbert free the said day."
Pp. 2. Headed: Copy of a proclamation made at the Bating Bush.
Ib. f. 242. ii. "Copy of Sir Thomas Wharton's letters sent to the Council at York." Dated Kirkbythure, 16 Aug. [See No. 116.]
In the same hand with the preceding, pp. 2. [N.B.—The title, in each case, is in a different hand from the text.]
Endd.: "Copies of letters of the North and proclamations sent from the Council there to my L.P.S. the xxijth of August A° 1538."
10 Aug. 64. Geo. [Brown] Archbishop of Dublin to Cromwell.
Lamb. MS.
602, f. 113.
St. P. iii. 65.
"According to a letter directed unto your Lordship, at the motion of the Chief Justice and Master of the Rolls, and as they say it is your Lordship's commandment, I have disposed myself towards the bishop of Meath." I have sent you such articles as he devised, and such as I intended to lay against him had the matter proceeded. I have written how I had suspended the "fine" of controversy betwixt the Observants and the other named "De communi vita," until my authority were sent over; howbeit my lord Deputy, in that, prevented me in Galway, still favouring the Observants. After the return of my chaplain from you, came over one Baker, an old servant of the Deputy, who keeps the Three Tonnes tavern in New Gate market, and reported that my chaplain told your Lordship, on being asked who were the Deputy's chief counsellors, that they were Stephen Appary, Marg. Bathe, and Ric. Lute; also that he told Baker other things at Chester. My chaplain never spake with him in England or Wales and was over three weeks before him; yet he (my chaplain) was sent prisoner to the Castle. Dublin, 10 Aug. Signed.
Add.: Lord Privy Seal. A fuller abstract is in the Carew Calendar, p.148.
Titus B. xi. 2. Enclosure in the above.
f. 431.
St. P. iii.
"Hereafter followeth such articles as the abp. of Dublin doth minister, whereupon he would the witness that shall be producted by the bishop of Mithe should be interrogated."
1. Whether the bishop of Meath in his sermon made the 2nd Sunday in Lent, at St. Owen's (fn. n8) did say (words quoted), Beware of seditions and false preachers who move questions of Scripture, for they that move questions of Scripture preach now this way and now that and be inconstant ? 2. Whether the Archbishop did inveigh against the Bishop's sermon, and proved it lawful to move questions, at Christchurch, the 4th Sunday in Lent, in presence of the Commissioners? 3. Whether the bishop, at Kilmainham, after his sermon on Palm Sunday, produced a letter which he said his servants had sent him? And whether the contents were untrue and contemptuous against the Archbishop? 4. How the Bishop passed over this text Quem dicunt homines esse filium hominis, &c., as nothing to the purpose? 5. Whether the Bishop sent a letter to Umfrey promising to prove the Archbishop a heretic? 6. Whether the bishop of Rome's pardons did, on Palm Sunday, hang in the church of Kilmainham? 7. Whether the Bishop said "Good people, give no credence to him, believe him not; for I tell you, if ye will, in faith, I will not?"
ii. Articles ministered by the bishop of Meath.
1. That the witnesses chosen should say on oath, whether they were at Kilmainham on Palm Sunday or not. 2. Whether they heard him, in his sermon touch the King's supremacy. 3. Whether he spake anything of the bishop of Rome. 4. Whether he, in the pulpit, did call the archbishop of Dublin heretic. "I beseech your good Lordship weigh and ponder my letter unto your Lordship before-time written of the very matter, and now consider also how this matter is handled."
In the hand of Abp. Brown's clerk.
10 Aug. 65. Thomas Alen to Wriothesley.
R.O. Protestations of service. The Master of the Rolls, now with the Deputy at Maynooth, would have written since his arrival, but defers till the coming of the lord Treasurer, who is expected here by my Lord, his father, and the rest of the Council, but is detained by attacks from Desmond and Okarvaile. Trusts Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Justice, and the Master of the Rolls, will pacify the dissension between the Deputy and Ormond and his son. If not they were better absent. The treasurer, justice, and master "hath practised with themselves after such sort that the country was not in better quiet and stay this many years." Dublin, 10 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Endd.
10 Aug. 66. Same to Seyntleger.
R.O. Thanks for favour of which he heard from the Master of the Rolls. Would like to see him again in Ireland. (Proceeds as in his letter to Wriothesley.)
The lord Chancellor is dead and his seal brought to Kilmaynham, and, according to custom, delivered to the custody of the Master of the Rolls. If the King will have the Master of the Rolls to be Chancellor, the fee is far too little to maintain the room. Marvels that Mr. Cusacke, considering for what purpose he went thither, has not only written to his friends here for the Deputy's favour promising to move nothing against him, but also at Chester procured Mr. Pawlett to write to the Deputy "that he handled Mr. Cusacke after such sort that he should do no hurt against him," and desired his Lordship to be his good lord. The Deputy showed the letter to the Master of the Rolls. Dublin, 10 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the Right worshipful, &c., Master Seyntleger. Endd.
10 Aug. 67. Same to Robt. Cowley.
St. P. iii. 67.
Is sure the Master of the Rolls, had he been here, would have written the news. Ormond came hither on Saturday last, with whom Mr. Treasurer, the Chief Justice and Master of the Rolls had communication at large. They and the rest of the Council are "disperbled" until the Lord Treasurer's coming who is delayed by attacks of James of Desmond and Fergonamy Ykarvaile (advanced by this last journey). The lord Trymlettiston is dead, and the Deputy and Council have signed the customary warrant (copy enclosed) for the custody of his seal by the Master of the Rolls. If the King make him Chancellor, I know you shall be Master of the Rolls; and you know the fee of the chancellorship is very small; therefore provide that the fee be amended (if your friend the Master of the Rolls get it), and get a bill signed for Casey to be serjeant-at-arms attendant at 5 marks. The King's serjeant cannot well attend both Deputy and Chancellor. The King's seal, after being four years a prisoner, is now used in the Council Chamber and not in "cornells alone" as it has been. The Treasurer, Mr. Justice and the Master of the Rolls have put the country in good quiet. God knows what losses the Englishry have sustained since you departed. The Deputy's journey. His dissension with Ormond. Commendations to Wriothesley and Sentleger. Dublin, 10 Aug.
Hol. pp. 2. Add. Endd.
10 Aug. 68. Edmund McHugh McEdmund O'Reilly.
Lamb. 603.
f. 86.
Indenture, 10 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII., between the King and Edmund McHe McEdmund O'Reyly, chief captain of Clonkeyle, binding him to pay the King 20d. Irish out of each of his 16 ploughlands in Clonkeyle.
Copy, p. 1.
10 Aug. 69. Thibault Rouault (Sieur de Riou) to Lord Lisle.
R.O. I have written a letter to the Deputy (a Mons. le Debitis) and another to Mons. de Broubz. I beg you will let me have an answer and I will pay the messenger. You can see the letters. I am endeavouring to get a goshawk for you, and I think by the end of this month you will have news of me. Dourrier, 10 Aug. Signed.
Fr. p. 1. Add.: Mons de Lisles, debitis de Calais.
10 Aug. 70. Jenne de Saveuzes (Madame de Riou) to Lady Lisle.
R.O. As Monseigneur de Riou has sent the bearer to England, I would not let him go without writing this, to ask you to send me news of you by him, both of yourself and of Mademoisalle ma bonne commere. Dourrier, 10 Aug. Signed.
Fr. p. 1. Add.
10 Aug. 71. Queen Mary of Hungary to Charles V.
Lanz. ii. 289. 10 Aug. 1538.—Expresses great concern on hearing of his determination to risk his person and his realms in making an enterprise against the Turk. Touching the matter of England, will be guided by what the Emperor has written; but cannot say more until the arrival of Don Diego, from whom she expects to learn how it stands. For the affair of Ghent, refers to her other letter.


  • n1. This letter was erroneously inserted in Vol. XII., Pt. ii., No. 471, as of the year 1537.
  • n2. Name omitted.
  • n3. Ric. Bell, as appears by letters of Sir Antony Windsor later on.
  • n4. Edmund Wyndham.
  • n5. These marks are printed in the letter.
  • n6. Roanne, in the Lyonnais, Department of Rhone et Loire.
  • n7. The bp. of Winchester.
  • n8. St. Audoen's or Owen's, Dublin.