Henry VIII: September 1538 26-30

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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 26-30

26 Sept. 430. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Of Nich. Eyer I received your sundry letters, and by reason of Mr. Wriothesley's and Mr. Pollard's absence have not delivered them; for they willed me not to meddle with my Lord till the King's coming to Greenwich, which will be tonight. Tomorrow I shall deliver them and certify you by Nich. Eyer what is to be done. Mr. Wriothesley and Mr. Pollard have been at Winchester about such the King's affairs as they had at Canterbury, but came home yesterday and have promised to assist your affairs. I have delivered your letter to the bishop of Canterbury, and us yet cannot meet him; but when, in three or four days, the Saxons are despatched his Grace will be at leisure and I shall know his mind. Mr. Brian is something amended, and was glad to hear of you. He told me he dreamt that the King made him comptroller of Calais to keep you company, and that he was never more healthful nor merrier. He thanks you for Mr. Speccot; "for he would not have missed him for no good." Mr. Russell and my Lady are merry, and send commendations. He will be shortly at the Court. There are weighty matters in hand, and divers of the West country committed to the Tower. I send you by Gyll'me Partner a great bible and a small bible. The great cost 10s. and the other 5s. Whichever of them you like not may be sent back, "and you shall have another for him."I send also two pair of hosen and the rest of your liveries according to the bill in my Lady's letter, which amounts to 511. 5s. 3d. I had much ado to get them from "him" without money. I and a friend are bound to pay him by Allhallow tide. Cannot hear of Mr. Bonham, but think he will be here before next term. The rest I refer to Nicholas' coming, which shall be within three days. London, 26 Sept.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
26 Sept. 431. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
R. O. I received your sundry letters by Nic. Eyre, which. I cannot thoroughly answer till he returns. I hope to despatch him in three days. Mr. Basset has been entertained most lovingly by Sir John Russell and my Lady. They are well, but not yet thoroughly strong. They like their conserve, and my Lady would gladly learn from you the making of it. Mr. Basset was also with Mr. Bryan, who made very much of him, and said he was sorry he was not well enough to do your Ladyship some pleasure at Dover. It is hoped that he is passed the worst. When Mr. Holies comes you will know the certainty about the earl of Bridgewater's coming. It is thought he will be here this terra, and then you may come over if you please. I hope, now that Mr. Wriothesley and Mr. Pollard are come home, I shall be despatched of your letters. You will receive of the bearer, Gill'm Partner, the rest of your liveries packed in two little fardels, in six ells of good canvas and mailed with small cords, which canvas your Ladyship may cause to be saved. I send the account of these cloths. The whole amount is 51l. 5s. 3d. I have had much ado to get them without money. Mr. Bonham is not yet come. I must speak to him about Sobberton. I send by the bearer two bibles and two pair of hose for my Lord, and I hope to send some barberries by Hen. Vernam. I have been told secretly that my lady Russell is with child. I will take an opportunity to reason with Mr. Skutte, when he is merrily disposed. The rest I defer fill Nicholas' return. London, 26 Sept.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
26 Sept. 432. Boltngton, or Bullington Priory.
R. O.
Rymer, xiv.
Surrender (by Robt. bishop of Llandaff, commendatory general master of the Order of Sempyngham, and by Ric. prior of Bolyngton, &c.) of the house and all its possessions in cos. Line, and York, and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 26 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Ric. Brytan, prior, and nine others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 10.]
Stained. Seal injured.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 1, no. 32] as acknowledged same day before Wm. Peter, LL.D.
[26] Sept. 433. Anthony Budgegode to Cromwell.
R. O. My sudden and foolish departure from England was owing, not to any untruth, but to the 100 marks I took with me, and I have oftener repented it "than be pence in the whole sum." There was another special cause which no one knows except that I have shown some part of it to my friend Broke, the bearer, and will show the rest to your Lordship if life last me to come to England. As for any knowledge I have "between my lord Deputy of Ireland and Mr. George Paulet," I will answer for it he is as true a man to the King as lives. I pray God the same may appear in the rest of his company. As for my lord Deputy, I never knew a man do his prince service more painfully; for which he is disdained by many of those put in trust. I never knew of any secret meetings between my Lord and Mr. Paulet, but I saw divers meetings of all the Commissioners and several of the Council at dinner and breakfast, when sometimes my Lord would speak more apart with Mr. Paulet than with others, simply because he gave counsel without dissimulation. I myself went once or twice from Mr. Paulet to my Lord, with his advice that, notwithstanding he knew of conspiracies by the Master of the Rolls, the Chief Justice, Cowley, Cewsake, and others, he should sober himself and use patience, applying himself to the King's affairs. I beg you will devise some means for my old age. Half an hour before my departure from London, I thought it no more than the child this night born, and no creature knew of it, nor have I written to England till this hour. Bony, (fn. n1) Thursday before Michaelmas Day.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
27 Sept. 434. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Saw my lord Privy Seal today. He says the King never made you any grant, nor gave you more than 200l. per annum. But before this motion was made he said he did his best to get you 500 or 600 marks pension, but the King would not give more than 200l. I said, as it had been bruited that the King had given you 400l. per annum, the conceit of not having it might cost you your life. He answered, whether you died or not the King would do no otherwise. I said, a word from his mouth would set it all right. He promised at last to do his best, and commanded me to make two bills, the one at 200l., the other at 400 marks. You are yourself to blame in this matter, for had you been earnest with the King you might as well have had 1,000 marks as 100. But I perceive that you never spake to him about it. Now for the place where it is to be paid. The Treasurer of the Chamber is often without money. The Jewel House, Augmentation, and First Fruits is as ill, and the Chequer worse, and to be paid at Calais by the treasurer or receiver worst of all, unless you compound with them beforehand. You had better take their advice in drawing your bill as to the payment. Touching the Friars he tells me that in the end all shall be yours. When I moved him for the 100l., he said if you go through with him for Paynswick you shall have many hundred pounds of him. It is clear he will not lend any. I told him it was my Lady's jointure, and she wouldn't part with it without an equivalent. When Mr. Popley comes up, will arrange for Mr. James's prebend. You must thank Mr. Wriothesley, who is now going to Calais. Can do nothing for Mr. Bonham till he comes to London. I have sent your letter to Leonard Smyth. It is no use suing to the King for any abbey, "for his Grace will be the doer himself in the suppressment, and will part from none of them at any suit or otherwise." I send (sent) you the rest of the liveries by Gyllam Partner, with two bibles and two pairs of hosen. The Lywbyaks (Lubeckers) or Saxons are this day despatched. Tomorrow I shall be in hand with my lord of Canterbury for an answer to your letter. The bishop of Winchester is daily expected. A British priest (fn. n2) has been put into the Tower, as some think for treason. London, 27 Sept.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.
27 Sept. 435. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
R. O. I received this day your letter of Worthe. I hear nothing of those you sent by Mr. Degory's servant. The King's letters for my lord Chancellor and the justices are not yet done, in consequence of Mr. Wriothesley's absence, but he left remembrance with Mr. Solyman for their despatch.You must thank Mr. Wriothesley now at his coining to Calais. Mr. Pollard is busy and can do no good; but when at leisure, I hope to "get of him his meaning of the Bewmondes title." I cannot see that my Lord's annuity will be above 200l. or 400 marks. There is no doubt he will have the Friars, but must wait his time. As to lord Daubeney's coming, the certainty is not yet known. When Mr. Rolles comes the truth will be known. My lord Privy Seal has surely a mind to Painswick, and I think has bought the reversion. I think Leonard Smith forgot what he said or knew not where the indenture is. I know not what to do about Soberton till Mr. Bonham comes. I hear Mrs. Anne Basset is well amended. I will see her in four days. Mr. Skutt shall not be forgotten. I never heard of the poticary of Exeter nor of his barberries. I hope tomorrow to buy some for your Ladyship. I sent by Gylliam Partner the rest of your liveries, with two bibles for my Lord and two pair of hose. Mr. Coffin shall not be forgotten for your saddle, nor yet the travers, which if I have not within 14 days I will never look for. London, 27 Sept.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
27 Sept. 436. Sir Francis Bryan to Cromwell.
R. O. The abbot of Sulbye, whose steward I am, lately came to ask my counsel about surrendering his house. I advised him to go to you and declare his mind, and I beg you to be good lord for his pension. Give credence to the bearer, the bailly of Olney. If I had been able I would have written with my own hand. Bedyngton, 27 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
27 Sept. 437. John [Hilsey], Bishop of Rochester, to Cromwell.
R. O. Has been at Babewell, (fn. n3) as he wrote, and communed with the warden to know whether he would surrender if the King sent to him. Though he is somewhat circumspect in worldly things, he granted that he said some of the words reported in Hilsey's last letter, but, as one sorry for the same, desired Hilsey to receive his humble submission, and said he was ready to surrender if the King or Cromwell wish. Offers to take the surrender at his return from Lynn. Has commanded him and the brethren not to diminish or alienate any of the stuff. Asks Cromwell to put the name of Babwell in his letter, and if he insert Thetford and Ware also, which are in his way homeward, will bring the surrender of them. There is at Babwell a bedridden friar, who shall be used as Cromwell shall command. Bury, 25 Sept.
Came here to Thetford on Sept. 26, on his way to Lynn. Found the place of Black Friars without a head, with all the doors shut for the safe- guard of the stuff, for the people were ready to snatch and spoil. Found the Austin Friars so bare that there was no earthly thing at all but trash and baggage. Has therefore discharged them of their houses, and taken their surrender. Thetford, 27 Sept.
P.S. in his own hand. Thought not to have meddled with these houses till he heard further of Cromwell's pleasure, but they were so far gone that if they had continued, all had been spoiled. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
27 Sept. 438. Thetford, Austin Friars.
R. O. Surrender of the priory and all its possessions in co. Norf. and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 27 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Nich. Pratt, prior, and two others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 44].
Faded. Without seal.
439. Thetford, Black Friars.
R. O. Surrender of the priory and all its possessions in co. Norf. And elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof, —— (blank) 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Ric. Cley, prior, and five others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 44]
Faded. Without seal.
27 Sept. 440. Sixhill Priory.
R. O.
Rymer, xiv.
Surrender (by Robt. bp. of Llandaff, commendatory master of the Order of Sempyngham, and by James, prior of Syxhill, &c.) of the house with all its possessions in cos. Line, and Notts. and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 27 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by James Wales, prior, and seven others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 41].
Seal injured.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 1, no. 33] as acknowledged same day before Wm. Peter, LL.D.
27 Sept. 441. Edw. bishop of Meath to Cromwell.
R. O. Sends a goshawk. Had promise of the whole nest, but Justice Luttrell prevented him of one, which the Bp. hears has been sent to Cromwell. They are very scarce. Last year sent two by Thomas Agarde and had no acknowledgment of their receipt. Begs two or three words in writing of the receipt of them and of this. Has paid the 201. Cromwell lent him and begs the obligation may be sent to the King's treasurer to be cancelled. Dublin, 27 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.; Lord Privy Seal. Endd. erroneonsly; "Sir Edward Don, k."
[27 Sept.] 442. Wriothesley to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. viii. 51.
This Friday before noon, met with my lord of Winchester between Sittingbourn and Rochester. Describes his train, which was very gallant and their salutations. Told him the King was at Greenwich and that he himself was going into Flanders. Asked if he had not met with Mr. Brown. He said he had met him yesterday almost at Dover, and could not tell whether he had passed or no. Mr. Thirlby rode a little way back with me and I asked why he had tarried so long for my lord of Winchester. He said their letters were that they should return together and he could not have left him without unkindness. He would fain have had Gardiner make more haste, and for his own part he went so fast that all my Lord's train was angry with him. He said Gardiner did not seem to dislike the doing at Canterbury, and wished the like were done at Winchester. Asked what he thought of my Lord's disposition. He commended his wisdom and said he had often told him he would go as far as the King, but never further, not knowing for certain whether the King would approve it. My Lord had seen the new injunctions and appeared to approve them, especially the order to curates to advise their parishioners to learn their belief and other things in English. On this he said "Ha! I see the King will not yet leave this auricular confession. Methink I smell the King in this point." Mr. Thirlby also said he was a man of great forecast, and had often told him he had made it his study to answer men where he had been, for the King's estimation. He said also that Gardiner had heard, apparently from Mr. Brian, that I was a great expounder of his letters, which he took evil in me. My Lord would also say at times he would not be led into dangerous things by any man. The tragedy between him and the elect of Hereford was very ill handled on [his] side, for at the first meeting my lord of Winchester called him fool. They expect to be at Court tomorrow. Had no more than a beck and a good morrow with Germain. Bekinsale is not come over. Hopes soon to return Newnton, (fn. n4) this Friday about noon.
Hol. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
27 Sept. 443. Vaughan to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. viii. 53.
Came to Brussels on the 26th Sept., where the queen of Hungary then held her Court. Was brought to her on Friday, 27th, and declared his charge. Her answer briefly was that whatever the French might report of the commission from the Emperor to her for the marriage of the King and the duchess of Milan, neither she nor the Emperor meant otherwise than that it should be set forth with all convenient speed. She said she had heard that the King seemed cold and went about to marry in France and other places, which made them not so much haste the matter, but she will again write to the Emperor for a speedy despatch there and thinks that ambassadors should be appointed for a final determination. She promised a fuller answer before her departure from hence on 1st Oct. for Compiegne. Thought good to intimate this by the bearer, Mr. Palmer. Speaks of his expenses in following the Court. Brussels, 27 Sept.
Mr. Hutton is so far in debt that if I send you his horses his creditors here will think we intend to run away with all. His horses and raiment altogether are not worth 200l. and he owes 400l. to Dutchmen. What he owes, besides, to Englishmen Mr. Wriothesley can inform you.
Hol. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 Sept. 444. Bishop Gardiner.
Vesp. C. xiv.
B. M.
The account of the bishop of Winchester, for this his last voyage into France, ending the 28th of September 30 Hen. VIII.
Accounting his diets to begin 1 Oct. 27 Hen. VIII. and to end 28 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII., 1,094 days at 56s. 4d. a day, they amount to 2,917l. 6s. 8d., of which Peter Larke has received of Master Gostwycke, by the hand of Rob. Lorde, 2,141l. 6s. 8d., and there remains due 776l.
ii. Sums which the bp. of Winchester has to receive, of the King, viz., for his diets, 776l.; for post money from 23 June 29 Hen. VIII. to 31 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII., 157l.; for Assher, 700l.; of the 2,000l. lent him by the King, 500l. Total, 2,133l.
Pp. 2. Endd.
28 Sept. 445. The River Thames.
R. O. "An Act of Common Council concerning the preservation and cleansing of the river of Thames," 28 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII., giving licence to all persons to dig gravel or sand in the Thames. Grates are to be put where watercourses enter the river.
Printed by Isaac Jaggard.
R. O. 2. A reprint of the same by Robert Young, dated 1637.
28 Sept. 446. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. This day I received your letter of Mr. John Graynefylde concerning Mr. James Bassett, whom I shall see furnished in all things. As for his prebend, as the half year is now past I will defer it till Mr. Popley's coming or else he might lose the half year's rent, which is better saved towards his installation and other charges. The bishop of Winchester came this night. Tomorrow I will see Mr. James, who is meeter to serve the temporal powers than the spiritual dignities. I have been in hand with Mr. Myms for the draught of your patent for the annuity; wherein I would first know your full mind. I trust the liveries, bibles, and hosen are come in safety. I would be glad to have answer to my former letters. By Warley or Worthe you shall know my lord of Canterbury's mind. I have not attempted my Lord further in your suit for the Friars: there is no doubt you shall have it. This day the Council were with my lord Privy Seal, as my lord Chancellor, my lord of Canterbury, the bp. of Durham, and others. My lords of Norfolk and Sussex are at Court. There has been ill news here of your Lordship: I would I could come by their author. London, 28 Sept.
Hol., p. l. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
28 Sept. 447. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
R. O. This day Mrs. Rolles sent me the letters brought by Mr. Degory's servant, which I have yet not thoroughly seen. I will return them to you in three days with my advice. Mr. Ric. Pollard came home, remained one night, and is returned to Reading about like business he had in hand before. I have today got both your letters made, and I trust they will be signed tomorrow and despatched. Mr. John Graynfeld says he has sent his man to my lady of Sussex, and these letters once despatched I will ride thither. Mrs. Anne is merry. I have heard from her this day. I trust the liveries have arrived in Calais safely. I have bought a bushel of barberries, which I will send you next week by Robt. Johnson, by whom also Mrs. Whalley, now Mrs. Karket, will send you a little barrel of quinces. I have not forgotten your seat and saddletree, nor yet the travers. There has been an ill report in this city that my Lord was dead. It was not his friend that brought those news. London, 28 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Sealed.
[29 Sept.] 448. Robert Constable and Dorothy Gascoyne.
R. O. Memorandum of an order made by Sir Thos. Cromwell lord Cromwell, and keeper of the Privy Seal, John Baker, Attorney-general, Sir John Daunce, Ric. Pollard, King's Rembrancer, and Thos Moyle, the King's general surveyors (under a warrant dated Westm., 3 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII., authorising them to allow jointures, fees, &c., granted by persons attainted) confirming an indenture (detailed) dated 10 Aug. 24Hen. VIII., between Sir Wm. Gascoyne, senior, on the one part, and Sir Robt. Constable, lately attainted, and Sir Marm. Constable, his son, on the other part, for a marriage between Dorothy, daughter to Sir William Gascoigne, and Robt. son and heir apparent to Sir Marmaduke Constable: Sir Wm. Gascoyne to have the wardship of the lands in jointure and the issues from Mich. 30 Hen. VIII. till the "said Sir Robert Constable" shall be 16 years of age.
Pp. 3.
29 Sept. 449. Alvingham or Affingham Priory.
R. O.
Rymer, xiv.
Surrender (by Robt. bp. of Llandaff, commendatory master of the Order of Sempyngham, and Robt., prior of Alvyngham, &c.) of the house and all its possessions in cos. Line., Notts, and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 29 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII Signed by Robt. Dugylbe, prior, and seven others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App.ii. 7.]
Stained. Seal injured.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 2, no. 43] as acknowledged same day before Wm. Peter, LL.D.
29 Sept. 450. The Mayor, Bailiffs, and Burgesses of Cambridge to Cromwell.
C. iii. 466.
B. M.
Annals of
i. 384.
Complain that the Vice-Chancellor of the University insists on the new mayor taking the oath at his hand this Michaelmas Day, which they understood he was no longer to be constrained to do. Have respited the matter till they know Cromwell and my lord of Norfolk's pleasure, Cambridge, Michaelmas Day.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Anno. xxxo.
451. University of Cambridge to Cromwell.
R. O. Complains to his Lordship, as their head, that the townsmen daily infringe the composition made between them under pain of 500 marks. Desire that all actions wherein a scholar is a party may be hoard before the Vice- Chancellor according to their charter; that the University may continue to have the view and correction of victual and victuallers, weights and measures, forstallers, and regraters, in the town and at Sturbridge fair, according to the King's charter; and that the mayor, who this year past refused to take the oath, may from henceforth do so, as the King's charter binds him.
P. 1. Endd.
29 Sept. 452. Wriothesley to Cromwell.
R. O. Arrived here at Calais yesternight very ill from hasty riding to Dover and travail of the passage; but is now recovered, and hopes to rest this night at Dunkirk. At Calais found letters to him from Mr. Vaughan touching Mr. Hutton's matters. Encloses them. Intends to prove what the Merchants Adventurers will do towards discharge of the debts, and Cromwell should speak therein to my lord Mayor, Sir John Gresham, and Mr. Kitson: they should be paid, if only for the King's honour. Found also here letters to Cromwell and himself from my Lord elect of Hereford, and opened them hoping to learn something about this interview; but the first part of Cromwell's letters, and the whole of his own, touch only private matters, and the post scripta make him none the wiser. Forwards them with two to his Lordship (of Hereford) from friends about Hereford. The Deputy has made him great entertainment, taking him to his own house "in manner perforce" from Mr. Loveday's, where he first rested. As all here were persuaded the writer was dead, many were glad to see him alive. Recom- mends his friend Mr. Parys, who owes somewhat to my lord of Winchester, who percase will be hasty with him unless by Cromwell's intercession he may have reasonable days for payment. Calais, Sunday, 29 Sept.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
29 Sept. 453. Windsor Castle Accounts.
R. O.
A.D. 1535—6.
Accounts of Henry marquis of Exeter, Constable of Windsor Castle (who holds the office by patent 10 April 16 Hen. VIII., wherein he is designated earl of Devon), and of Geo. Woodward, appointed attorney of the said Constable by patent 28 Oct. 1 Hen. VIII., viz., from Mich. 27 to Mich. 28 Hen. VIII. [A.D. 1535–6].
i. Charge:—
Arrears, including sums due from lord Sandes, Walter Stonar, John Eyre, heir of Thos. Eyre, Sir Will. Fitzwilliam and Sir Ant. Browne, Sir John Wallopp, and queen Anne [Boleyn], 74l. 6s. 11 ½d.
Receipts.—Rents of 79l. 5s. 1½q. received from divers persons for the Castleward according to the rental book of Thomas Hobbes, clerk of the provost (fn. n5) of Eaton, with 20s. a year of divers rents that could not be levied, overcharged in preceding accounts; 66s. 10d. of the issues of the herbage of the forest called lost silver, with 20s. 6d. overcharged in preceding accounts; 8l. 10s. 8d. of rents of assize and purpresture, with 20s. 9d. overcharged in previous accounts; 17l. 16s. 4d. of rents of assize and others of the farm of Old Windsor, with 41s. overcharged that cannot be levied; 13l. 15s. 2d. rents and farms in New Windsor and Shaw, with 38s. 6½d. overcharged in the preceding account; 16l. 5s. 10d. rents of assize in Eaton, with 79s. 9¾d. overcharged in previous accounts; 25l. 12s. 10¼d. rents in Foly John, with 6l. 6s. [8d.] (fn. n6) that cannot be levied, overcharged in preceding accounts; 100s. farm of the agistment of the great park of Windsor; 49l. 18s. 4½d. rents in Dachett, with 16s. 8d. rent of 10 acres of meadow reserved for support of the deer in Ditton park, and with 10s. charged for 6 acres granted by Henry VII. to divers persons in exchange for lands enclosed in Ditton park; 11l. 19s. 9d. rents in Ditton; and 2d. rent of a toft of waste in Dachett dimised to Ric. Nenny and Joan his wife, and John Pound by copy of court roll. Total, 231l. 11s. 0½d.
Perquisites of courts, viz., 18s. of the court held at Dachet, and 18d. of that held at the outer gate of Windsor Castle. Total, 19s. 6d.
Also a rent of 66s. 8d. from the abbot and convent of Abyngton for Windsor Castleward, being an instalment of a sum of 30l. which fell due within the period of this account. Total charge, 310l. 4s. 2d.
ii. Outgoings: —
(1.) Redditus resoluti, viz., to the vicar of Old Windsor for small tithes and Wychmore enclosed within Windsor park, 20s.; to the dean and convent of Salisbury Cathedral for tithes of the forest, 26s.; to the heirs of John Siffrewast domino (sic) Cleuar, for rent of a certain place within the precinct of the castle there, 12s.; to the abbot and convent of Reading for lands enclosed under the castle from the park of Ludcroft, 7s. 5d.; to Alex. Newton for five acres of land under the castle enclosed in the said park, 11s.; to the abbess and convent of Burnham for lands in Eaton which belonged to Oliver Burden, 4s, 4d. Total, 4l. 0s. 9d.
(2.) Allowances of rents which cannot be levied, because part of the lands are enclosed in the King's parks and they know not where to distrain in the remainder, as appears by oath of the accountants and examination thereupon made by the said commissioners, and also by process in like case had in the Exchequer, viz.:—20s. a year under the head of "Castleward"; 20s. 6d. under "herbage of the forest"; 20s. 9d. "rents of assize"; 41s. rent in Old Windsor; 38s. 6½d. rent in New Windsor and Shaw; 79s. 9¾d. rent of Eaton; 6l. 6s. 6½d. (fn. n7) rent of Foly John, as in preceding accounts. In all, 17l. 7s. 2¾d. Also 10s. rent of six acres of meadow above under the heading "rents in Dachet," because they are given to others in exchange for lands enclosed in Ditton park, viz., three acres thereof [leased] to the chaplain of Ditton for 5s. a year, two acres to John South at 3s. 4d., and one acre to Thos. Hyll at 20d. a year, as shown in previous accounts. Also 16s. 8d. a year for 10 acres of meadow in "rents of Dachet" above, because they are reserved for the support of deer at Ditton. Also 10s. a year rent under head of "Castleward" issuing from the manor of Stene, Norf., because Henry VII. granted it to Sir Reginald Bray in fee simple at the rent of a red rose. Also 10l. charged under the head "Dachet" for the farm of the ferry over the Thames at Dachet, because the keeping of the ferry and all its emoluments were granted rent-free by patent 22 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII. to Chr. Rochester and Rokes in survivorship. Total, 29l. 3s. 10¾d.
(3.) Fees and Wages.—Henry marquis of Exeter, Constable of Windsor Castle and warden of the forests, 30l., by patent as above. Sir Will. Sandes, keeper of Esthampsted park, at 3d. a day, by patent 25 Oct. 24 Hen. VII., 4l. 11s. 3d. Thos. Ward, keeper of the keys of the upper house of the Castle bailiwick, at 4d. a day, by patent 4 June 17 Hen. VIII., 6l. 20d. The same Thos. Ward, as Controller of Works in Windsor Castle, and of all the manors, parks, and places in the forest, at 6d., by patent 27 April 18 Hen. VIII., 9l. 2s. 6d. Sir Will. Fitzwilliam and Sir Ant. Browne, keepers of Windsor park in survivorship, at 8d. a day, by patent 9 Jan. 20 Hen. VIII., 12l. 3s. 4d. Sir Ric. Weston, keeper of Sonynghyll park and riding forester of Windsor forest, at 7d. a day, by patent 14 March. 19 Hen. VII., 10l. 12s. 11d. Thos. Ward, outer gatekeeper of the gate of Windsor Castle, at 3d. a day, by patent 17 June 7 Hen. VIII., 41. 11s. 3d. Geo. Woodward, collector of rents of assize and purpresture of the castle, at 3d. a day, 41. 11s. 3d. Rob. Litell, keeper of the leads in Windsor Castle, at 2d. a day, by patent 25 July 14 Hen. VIII. 60s [10d.] Geo. Woodward, clerk or clerk constable of the said castle, at 6d. a day, by patent 28 Oct. 1 Hen. VIII., 9l. 2s. 6d. Sir Ric. Weston, keeper of Cramborne Chase, at ld. a day, by patent 5 June 20 Hen. VIII., 30s. 5d. Geo. Woodward, bailiff of Dachett, at 26s. 8d. a year, 26s. 8d. The same, as bailiff and collector of rents of assize of Old Windsor, at 7s. a year, 7s. Will. Chalfunt, steward of the court of Dachett, at 13s. 4d. a year, 13s. 4d. Edmund Plasden, Thos. Marten, and John Potterton, occupying the office called "Knockepynnes de palac' parcorum" at the said castle, at ld. a day among them, 30s. 5d. Henry Norres, esquire for the Body, keeper of Windsor Little Park, at 4d. a day, by patent 3 Oct. 18 Hen. VIII., for half a year, 60s. 10d. John Korres, one of the gentlemen ushers of the Chamber, at 4d. a day, to whom the keepership of Foly John park was granted by patent 14 June 28 Hen. VIII., with a retrospective grant of 4d. a day from Mich. 27 Hen. VIII., 6l. 20d. Rob. Turwhytt, esquire for the Body, at 3d. a day, to whom was granted by patent 18 July 28 Hen. VIII. the keepership of the lordship or manor of Ditton, Bucks, and of the park there from Easter 27 Hen. VIII. for half a year, 45s. 7½d. John Mynne, auditor of the castle for the determination and writing of this account, 66s. 8d. (annual fee). Chr. Dickenson, master mason (cementarius) of the works of the castle at 6d. [a day] by patent 7 (27) Aug 20 Hen. VIII., 9l. 2s. 6d. Sir Ric. Weston, keeper of the new lodge in Cramborn Chace, at 4d. a day, by patent 26 Jan. 9 Hen. VIII., 6l. 20d. Total, 129l. 4s. 3½d.
(4.) Necessary expenses.—For meat and drink to gentlemen and others, and other expenses in taking bucks and does for the abbot and convent of Westminster about the eve of St. Peter ad Vincula, 6l. Expenses of steward of Dachett, 6s. 8d. To Thos. Avelyn for 10 cartloads of thorns and their carriage to the meadow in the park under the castle to shut out deer in summer time, that hay may be made for the support of the deer in winter, 11s. 8d. For the mowing and making of hay, &c., in ten acres of meadow set apart for the support of the deer, 60s. For the like in a piece of meadow in the Flett, and carriage of the hay to Ditton Park for support of the deer, 14s. For the making of talwood and fagots beyond the old allowance delivered to the Wardrobe by warrant of 8 Aug. 1 Hen. VIII., 7s. For making and carriage of fuel for officers of the castle, viz., 10 cart loads of "longwood" for the clerk of the castle, and 300 "talwood" for the Wardrobe, 18s. 3d. Total, 11l. 18s.
(5.) Repairs, viz., in the office of controller, on the lodges called Edmondes loge Lames loge, the Mote park, in Esthamstede park, Sonynghyll park, Foly John park, Ditton park, and the old lodge in Cramborne Chace, with expenses of a clericus computans for 84 days at 18d. a day. Total, 73l. 17s. 3¼d.
Sum of allowances and payments, 248l. 4s. 2½d. Due by accountant, 61l. 19s. 11½d. "Contra quos, super——."
Will, lord Sandes, of an annual rent of 8s. from a tenement in Old Windsor in arrear for this year and 27 years preceding, as there was nothing to distrain upon, 11l. 4s. Walter Stoner, of Werrerdsbury, Bucks, of an annual rent of 17s. from a piece of land called the Well in the lordship of Dachet, in arrear for this years and 27 years preceding for same reason, 23l. 16s. John, son and heir of Thos. Eyre, of Fernham, Bucks, of a yearly rent of 3s. 4d. from a tenement in the lordship of Eaton for four years ending Mich. 4 Hen. VIII., because there was nothing to distrain upon, 13s. 4d. Sir Will. Fitz- william and Sir Anth. Browne, retained by them for their fees as keepers of Windsor Park at 8d. a day from 30 June 20 Hen. VIII., when the fees ceased to be paid to Sir Will. Compton, and were to be payable to them by patent 9 Jan. 20 Hen. VIII.; which patent, however, the general surveyors consider insufficient, 6l. 8s. 8d. Sir John Wallopp for monies received of the accountant for his fee as keeper of Ditton park, at 3d. a day from the 10 June 20 Hen. VIII., when Will. Cary died, till Mich. 22 Hen. VIII., viz., 2 years and 110 days, as the general surveyors consider his patent insufficient, 10l. 10s. Queen Anne (attainted of high treason) for monies received by her of accountants for the fee of the keeper of Ditton park, at 3d. a day granted to her as marchioness of Pembroke by patent, for half a year within the term of this account, and for five years preceding for defect of the said patent, 25l. 22½d. Thos. Henage, esquire for the Body, as keeper of the Little park under Windsor Castle, 4d. a day, from Easter 27 Hen. VIII., viz., for half a year, owing to defect of his patent, 60s. 10d.
The accountant is therefore "in superplus" 18l. 14s. 9d.
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R. O.
A.D. 1536—7.
2. Similar account from Mich. 28 to Mich. 29 Hen. VIII. [A.D. 1536–l7] by the marquis of Exeter and Ric. Woodward, clerk of the castle, who is attorney to the Marquis as constable by patent 31 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII., granting the office to George Woodward and the said Richard in survivorship.
i. Charge: —
Arrears as shown at foot of last account, 80l. 14s. 8½d.
Receipts identical with those in § 1, barring a few errors.
Perquisites of courts, 23s. 8d. at Datchet with a 6s. 8d. fine; 18d. at the outer gate of Windsor Castle.
Total charge, 313l. 10s. 11½d.
ii. Outgoings:—
(1.) Redditus resoluti precisely as in § 1.
(2.) Allowances of rents which cannot be levied, precisely as in § 1, except some errors.
(3.) Fees and wages as in § 1, with the omission of Hen. Norris' fee, and with a full year's wage to Rob. Turwhytt, viz., 41. 11s. 3d. Total. 108l. 9s. 1d. (should be 128l. 9s. 1d.).
(4.) Necessary expenses of the same character as in § 1. Total, 10l. 13s. 10d.
(5.) Repairs.—Total, 91l. 6s. 2½d.
Sum of allowances and payments, 243l. 13s. 9¼d. Due by accountant, 69l. 17s. 2¼d., of which 18l. 14s. 9d. are allowed for the superplusagium of the last account, leaving still due 51l. 2s. 5¼d. "Contra quos, supe——." (The particulars in the "super" are the same as in § 1, with another year's liabilities added in the case of Sandes, 11l. 12s., Stonar, 24l. 13s., and Hennage, 9l. 2s. 6d.) The accountants are again "in superplus," 36l. 5s. 7¼d.
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A.D. 1537—8.
3. Similar account by Ric. Woodward, clerk of the castle from Mich. 29 to Mich. 30 Hen. VIII. [A.D. 1537–8].
i. Charge:—
Arrears as shown at foot of last account, 87l. 8s. 0½d.
Receipts as before.
Perquisites of courts, 18s. 6d. at Dachett, 18d. at the outer gate of Windsor Castle.
Total charge, 319l. 19s. 1d.
ii. Outgoings:—
(1.) Redditus resoluti as before.
(2.) Allowances of rents, as before, with these further items:—30l.[Castle ward paid by the late abbot of Abbyngton (out of the above sum of 79l. 5s. 0d. l½q.), because the revenues of the monastery now go to the Court of Augmentations; also 22s. out of the above sum paid by the late abbot towards the watch; 10s. rents in Old Windsor belonging to the dissolved priory of Ankerwyk, Bucks. Also rents of 2 acres in Le Ham and 1 acre in Burghfeld, in the lordship of Old Windsor, late of Simon Walton, at 2s. 9¾d., and of a tenement called Waltons Place at 13s. 9½d., of two crofts called Chaundelers Croft and Townereryd at 3s. ½d. 1½q.; of an acre late of John Frauncys at 3d. a year; of 1 acre called Brytes Acre, late of Simon Walton, at 3d. a year charged in the sum of 17l. 16s. 4d. 1½q., which rents (amounting in all to 20s. 2d. ½q. sic) are extinguished because the King has purchased the lands of Thos. Gybbons. Total, 61l. 16s. ¾d. ½q.
(3.) Fees and wages, as before, with these differences:—The marquis of Exeter's name is omitted. Thos. Ward has only half year's fees as he died within the year, and John Norres, who succeeds him as controller by patent 5 Feb. 27 Hen. VIII., has 33s. 6d. paid him. Fitzwilliam is named by his title earl of Southampton. Ric. Ward, who succeeds Thos. Ward as gatekeeper by patent 21 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII., has 16s. 9d. for his wages from 23 July last, when Thos. Ward died. Ric. Woodward fills the same offices as George Woodward in § 1. Total, 92l. 3s. 11½d.
(4.) Necessary expenses, 11l. 10s. 6d.
(5.) Repairs, 46l. 8s. l1d.
Sum of allowances and payments, 216l. 2d. 1½q. (sic). Due by accountant, 103l. 18s. 10d. ½q., of which 36l. 5s. 7¼d. is allowed him for the "superplus" of last account. So his further debt is 67l. 13s. 3¼d. ½q. Against which is a "super" as before, including a new item of 10l. received by Sir Ric. Weston, as lieutenant of Windsor Castle, the validity of his patent being challenged. Accountant again in "superplus," 37l. 17¼d.
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29 Sept. 454. The Marquis of Exeter's Lands.
R. O. Account of money due to the late lord Marquis from his lands for the year ending Michaelmas 30 Hen. VIII., with fees, expenses, &c.
Receipts from Boconnoke la[nds] in Cornwall, Devon, and Somerset, from lands in Somerset had of the earl of Northumberland, from West Horsley and the inheritance of my lady Marquis, from the earldom of Devonshire, from the late priory of Brymmor, from lands in Devon and Cornwall called Idesleigh, C[harlton], (fn. n8) Langdon, and Trevisquyte, which the "late Marquis had of Sir.......knight, over and besides the Re. . . . . . . e which be paid unto the lord Lisley during his life," from lands purchased in Teverton (money still in hands of John Cas[tellacke] (fn. n9) bailiff), and from lands purchased of Wm. Hyll in Cullyton and Welmeton, Devon (a woman has the lands in jointure for life). Total receipt. 2,998l. 19s. 4¾d.
Payments specified to Ant. Ha. . . . . ,Thos. Sporwey, Robt. Goodwyn (for repairs in Warder Park, Wilts, which the Marquis leased for 40 years from Sir Ant. Willoughby), Wm. Pury and Ric. Gyfford; one is for money paid from Westhorsley, Ookhame, and Effingham to David Hensley, clerk of the kitchen, and another refers to indentures between the Marquis and Mrs. Audelett touching Sutton Courtney. Total, 1,468l. 3s. 10½d.
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29 Sept. 455. The Countess of Salisbury's Lands.
R. O. Account of Oliver Frankelyn, general receiver to Margaret countess of Salisbury, of the lands, &c. of the said Countess for the year ending Mich. 30 Henry VIII.
Sums received ftom bailiffs and stewards (named) of lands in various counties. Total, 2,311l., 2ld. "ob. di. qa iiijta pars qa" (i.e., 1/7 1/6d.).
Fees and wages (detailed), 72l. 10d. Necessary expenses among which is board (commensale) of Margaret daughter of the earl of Stafford, being in London for a certain time this year. Household, 237l. 12s. 6d. Money delivered to the Countess, Robt. Crosse, and Wm. Cholmeley, &c.
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456. Lands of Darcy and Bigod.
R. O. i. Account by Tristram Teshe, King's receiver, of the lends of the late lord Darcy, attainted; for two years ending Mich. 29 and 30 Henry VIII. Lordship of Templehurst, John Kynge, bailiff; Temple Newsom, Thos. Kewe, bailiff; Rothwell Haye, Edm. Parker, bailiff: Roundhay, Sylkeston and Beckhay, Thos. Wedderll, steward.
ii. Similar account of the lands of Sir Francis Bygod, attainted. Swadall (Ralph Meatcalf [steward?]) and Newmalton.
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29 Sept. 457. Augmentation Accounts.
R. O. Account of Thomas Pope, esquire, treasurer of the Court of Augmentations, by virtue of letters patent under the seal of that court, 24 April 28 Hen. VIII., both of receipts and payments, from the said 24 April until Michaelmas 30 Hen. VIII., as follows:—
i. Charge, viz.:—
m. 1. i. Arrears:—None, because this is the first account since the establishment of the office.
ii. Receipts:—
(1.) From receivers, for receipts from religious houses suppressed and surrendered, viz.:—Geoff. Chambre, receiver general, and 17 particular receivers named, the several auditors who passed each account being also named. John Skudamore (for Heref., &c.) gives also a list (of names and amounts) of obligations entered into for monastic goods sold; Thos. Spyltnan (for Midd., &c.) put in an obligation for 40l. of Greo. Fyster, and other parishioners of —— (blank) beside Cripplegatefor the church of Elsingspittle, sold to them. Total, 27,732l. 2s. 9 3/8d.
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(2.) Jewels, plate, ornaments of shrines and relics, &c., delivered by the above named particular receivers. The total values and weights are given under the names of the several receivers who seem in some cases to have also sold the goods. Particular items noticed are:—Two mitres belonging to Abingdon, 8l.; three pontifical rings of gold set with stones, a cross of silver gilt with a piece of gold fixed in it and a piece of the Holy Cross, called "an esse" within the said piece of gold, which belonged to Abingdon, delivered to Sir Rie. Longe for the King, 10l.; a suit of vestments of cloth of gold with branches of blue velvet, which belonged to Rewley, and three altar cloths of cloth of gold and six yards of old cloth of gold which belonged to Abingdon, delivered to Anth. Denney for the King, 20l.; a relic said to be a piece of the Holy Cross adorned with silver gilt, which belonged to Stratford, Essex, delivered to the lord Cromwell on the King's warrant; 19½ oz. of pure gold for adorning an altar (ad ornand. altare) which belonged to Kirkeby Bellers and a gold chalice of 16½ oz. which belonged to Studley delivered to Sir John Williams for the King, 75l. 18s.; a suit of vestments of cloth of silver with "flowredeluces" and angels worked in it which belonged to Canons Ashby, delivered to Thos. Typladye, of London, broderer, in payment of a debt of the said priory, 30l.; a suit of vestments of purple velvet with three capes and a "riche orphyn" thereto pertaining, also another of crimson velvet, which belonged to Ulston, and other vestments (not specified) sold to Wm. Robynson, of London, broderer, 106s. 8d.; a parcel of 20l. due from Jas. Colyer for the surplus value of a shrine of silver gilt mortgaged to him by the prior of Stone, part of which was paid 5 June 30 Hen. VIII., 13l. 6s. 8d.; a cape of crimson velvet upon velvet adorned with cloth of gold and a pall of crimson bawdekin, belonging to Monmouth, a vestment of cloth of gold with branches of velvet and an "albe" and an "amyas " pertaining thereto, belonging to Aconbery, accounted for elsewhere; a cross of gold with 14 stones set in it, weighing 4 oz., belonging to Coverham, delivered to Sir John Williams on the King's warrant, 13l. 6s. 8d.; a vestment or "albe" of cloth of gold and red velvet which belonged to St. Agatha's, a suit of vestments of cloth of gold "raysed " with red velvet, which belonged to Coverham, delivered to Anth. Dennye, on the King's warrant. 26l. 13s. 4d.; a suit of copes and vestments of red silk adorned with archers (sagittar'), two tunicles and a cope adorned with kings and bishops, a vestment with albes, and a cape of crimson velvet upon velvet adorned with "strykes" of gold, which belonged to St. Agatha's, and a suit of vestments of purple velvet embroidered with "flowredeluces" and bells, which belonged m. 4rf. to Coverham, accounted for elsewhere. Total of church ornaments sold, 6,987l. 8s. 11 1/8d.
(3.) Fines for the toleration and continuance of monasteries (counties given in all cases), as follows:—
Byndon, 300l.; St. James', Northampton, 333l. 6s. 8d.; De la Pray, 266l. 13s. 4d.; Winchester nunnery, 333l. 6s. 8d.; Huntingdon, 133l. 6s. 8d.; Bytlesden, 133l. 6s. 8d.; Shapp, 266l. 13s. 4d.; Charterhouse super Hull, Yorks., 233l. 6s. 8d.; Kyme, 200l.; Stixwold, 21l. 13s. 4d.; Wollescrofte, 166l. 13s. 4d.; Powslowe, 400l.; Canonsleigh, 200l.; Newsted, Notts, 233l. 6s. 8d.; Bewald, Notts, 166l. 13s. 4d.; Wallingwells, 66l. 13s. 4d.; Nethe, 150l.; Alba Landa, in Wales, 400l.; Stratflere, 66l. 13s. 4d.; St. Mary's, Chester, 160l.; Dale, 166l. 13s. 4d.; Repyngton, 266l. 13s. 4d.; Wormesley, 200l.; Lymbroke, 53l. 6s. 8d.; Alnwick, 200l.; Laycock, 300l.; St. Thomas' beside Stafford, 133l. 6s. 8d.; Croxden, 100l.; Roccetter, Staff., 100l.; Hylton, 66l. 13s. 4d.; Brusyarde, 60l.; St. Anne's beside Coventry, 20l.; and Pollesworthe, 50l. Total, 5,948l. 6s. 8d. The remainder of the said fines still unpaid is not accounted for because the monasteries aforesaid, all, before the end of the account, have been surrendered to the King, who has therefore remitted the further payment of the fines.
m. 5. (4.) Receipts from sale of lands (the parcels of land briefly indicated, with the former owners and the price) to:—
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Thos. Hatcliff, (fn. n10) Wm. Butt, M.D. to the King, Ant. Cope, Sir Edw. Baynton, Sir John Spylman, justice, John Onley,* Sir Edm. Bedyngfeld, Sir Ric. Riche, Wm. Smythe, Ric. Barthelett, M.D., Sir Fras. Bryan, Thos. Myldemaye, Giles Legh, (fn. n10) Ric. Crumwell, Sir John Markehame, Sir John Nevell lord Latimer, Robt. Turwytt, Thos. Newell of Holte super Montem, Leic., John Gostwycke, George Owen, Jas. Crewes, Jas. Nedehame, Thos. Adyngton of London, skinner, Sir Edw. Bray, John Worthe, Sir John Sentlowe, Thos. Megges, Sir Thos. Hennege, Robt. Acton, Sir Wm. Turwitt, Corpus Christi College in Oxford, (fn. n10) Fras. Dawtrye, Wm. Boolles, Sir John Gresshame, Thos. Weldon, Sir Marm. Constable, Jas. Colyer, of Stone, Staff., Dr. Thos. Leghe, Sir John Shelton, Sir Nich. Styrley, John Wyseman, Ric. Lee, Edward lord Clynton, Sir Robt. Dormer; Ric. Raynoldes, mercer, of London, and Robt. Derkenall; Robt. Drewry, John Hynde, King's serjeant at law, John Haryngton of Exton, Rutl., Fras. Leke, Thos. Gyfforde, Sir Wm. Sydney, (fn. n10) Wm. Butt, M.D., Charles duke of Suffolk, Thos. Edon, of London, Roger More, Wm. Berners, Sir Thos. Nevell, John White, Wm. Cowper, Thos. Myldemaye, Ric. Fulmerston, Sir Humph. Foster, Sir Giles Capell, Robt. Harye, of London, fishmonger, Thos. Gyttons, of London, vintner, Nich. Have, Ric. Manners, Wm. Tayler, of London, haberdasher, Ric. Highame.
Total, 29,847l. 16s. 5d.
m. 8d. (5.) Fines paid for leases. Particulars briefly indicated. Total, 1,006l. 17s.
(6.) Foreign receipts, viz., 25l. from a wood sale made by Rufford Abbey and 69l. 3s. 4d. from Wm. Cavendyshe, late commissioner, with others, for the dissolution of Marryvall, Dullakers, St. Thomas' Stafford, Dale, Ryppyngton, Pypwell, Gracedieu, and Barnewell, for household implements sold.
Total receipts, 71,616l. 16s. 1½d. From which—
ii. Discharge.
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(1.) Fees:—To Sir Ric. Riche, chancellor, Thos. Pope, treasurer, John Onley, attorney (until 20 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII., when he died), Robt. Southwell, attorney (from 23 Nov., ao 29o), the same Robt. Southwell, solicitor (till 23 Nov., ao 29o), Walt. Hendley, solicitor (from 23 Nov., ao 29o), Thomas duke of Norfolk, chief steward of suppressed lands on this side Trent, and Nich. Hare his deputy, Thomas lord Crumwell, chief steward beyond Trent, and Henry Polsted his deputy, Ric. Duk, clerk of the Court, Walt. Ferror, keeper of the evidences (from Mich, ao 29o), Walter Skynner, messenger, John Johnson, usher, Wm. Cowper, general surveyor of woods, Chr. Hales, Master of the Rolls, retained of counsel in divers causes at 6l. 13s. 4d. a year; John Hynde, King's serjeant at law, likewise retained; Wm. Grene, one of the particular receivers in Cumberland, Northumberland, and Westmoreland, at 20l. a year for life, for the half-year ended Mich, ao 29o, 10l.
Total, 1,675l. 14s.
m. 10. (2.) Annuities:—To queen Jane, Eliz. Groldinge, widow, Edw. Byrmynghame and Eliz. his wife, Thomas lord Crumwell, several, (fn. n11) Sir Humph. Radclif (granted by the late earl of Northumberland), Hen. Dyngley, Wm. Clement, one of the King's master carpenters, and Chr. Dyggenson, master of the masons at Windsor Castle, Edm. Holgill, clk., (fn. n11) and Ric. Browne.
Total, 261l. 3s. 4d.
(3.) Pensions to heads of the following late religious houses, mostly by virtue of letters patent. (The names of the persons are specified, and also the term up to which the pension has been paid):—Cleve (for the half year ended Mich, ao 28o), Cheathunt, Valla Dei (fn. n12) (Henry Saxton, prior, quarter ended St. John's Day ao 28o), Tyltey (two years ended St. John's Day ao 28o), Chepstow, Canons Ashby, Valla Crucis, Haverfordwest, Newmynster (half-year and 39 days to Lady Day ao 29), Flaxleye, Stanley (fn. n12) (Thos. [Morley] (fn. n13) now suffragan of Marlebrige, half-year ended Mich, ao 29o), Norton, Kingswood, Bysshame Abbey, Tutbury, Battle, and Wroxton; paid for various terms ending Mich, ao 30o.
Total. 448l. 18s. 4d.
m. 10d. (4.) Necessaries for the Court:—The making of a great seal and a privy seal, including purchase of silver and 12d. paid for red wax to show the impression of these seals before the King, 28l. 15s. A book called "a jury boke" with a silver crucifix upon it, 15s. Six cushions for the officers of the Court to sit upon, 27s. 4d. Also for wax, keys, bolts, tables, &c., and 15s. for the livery of the yeoman (valectus) of the Court. Total, 37l. 11s. 7d.
(5.) Necessaries for the treasurer's office:—Green cloth for "counting board cloths," the ceiling of the counting house, balances for weighing plate, iron safes, linen cloth, paper books, diets for the maintenance of the treasurer's table, diets of Wm. Berners and John Assheton, auditors, and rewards to two clerks. Total, 375l. 16s. 8d.
m. 11. (6.) Costs of Hen. Atkyuson and Walt. Skynner, messengers of the Court, 58l. 15s. 4d.
(7.) Lands (specified) purchased by the King from the following persons:—Thos. Gybbons, John Goldwell, Giles Leghe late of Walton-upon-Thames, Thos. Culpeper, Charles duke of Suffolk, Stephen Rock and others, John Carleton and others, Ric. Wake of Hartewall, Ntht., and others, —— (blank) Cope, Edw. Marlande, Robert earl of Sussex, Sir Ric. Ryche, Sir John Aleyn, Ric. Codyngton, Thos. Compton, Wm. Connysbye. Total, 5,702l. 23¾d.
(8.) Payments out:—To Morgan Wolf, King's goldsmith, for plate delivered to the King's use, on the King's warrant of 10 Jan. ao 29o, 200l.
m. 11d. (9.) Necessary payments by warrant of the Court:—To Wm. Cooper, general surveyor of woods, for various surveys made; redemption of letters patent by the archbishop of Canterbury, and others, granted to divers for custody of manors and parks now sold to the King; ceiling and wainscotting the Court of Augmentations at Westminster, and the Council Chamber and Evidence House there; making of chests, &c., and expenses in the purchase and exchange of lands and other business of the Court; in all 1,416l. 6s. 8d.
m. 12. (10.) Payments by decree of the Court:—To some abbots and priors for arrears of pensions. To divers persons for arrears of fees and annuities due from monasteries suppressed, viz.—Thomas lord Cromwell and Gregory his son, Sir Thos. Palmer, Sir Edw. Baynton, Sir Ric. Riche, Thos. Pope, treasurer, Edm. Harvy, Sir Humph. Ratcliff, and Eliz. Savage, widow of Wm. Brereton, attainted. To divers persons (named) for redemption of leases, &c. specified, and also for debts due to them from suppressed monasteries. To Thos. Typlady, broderer, as in the price of a suit of vestments of cloth of silver with "flowredeluces and angeles" worked in it, which, belonged to Canons Ashby, delivered to him in satisfaction of a debt from the priory for the same and other church ornaments previously bought of him, 30l. Total, 2,725l. 6s. 8½d.
(11.) Deliveries out: To Sir John Williams, Ant. Denny, and Sir Ric. Longe; articles specified as in § i. ii. (2). Total, 145l. 18s.
m. 12d.

m. 13.
(12.) Prests made upon warrant:—To Robt. Southwell, costs for the survey of lands of the late monastery of Furness, and lands acquired from the late earl of Northumberland, 27 May, ao 29o, 940l. The same, for purchase of lands at Knolle, Otford, and elsewhere in Kent, 11 Nov. and 2 Feb. ao 30o, 900l. Sir Anth. Browne, for paling, ditching, and quicksetting of the King's chase of Hampton Court, 23 Sept., 7 Nov., 17 Nov., 25 Dec., 25 Jan., and 15 April, ao 29o, 600l. John Tregunwell, LL.D., Wm. Petre, LL.D., and Philip Parys, to be employed in dissolving Abingdon monastery, 7 Feb. ao 29o, 600l. Baldwin Wylloughby and Robt. Kyrke for fees and victuals of the King's ships Sweepstake and Lion, 18 Nov. ao 28o, 106l. 9s. Anth. Denny, towards buildings and repairs at Westminster, Chelsea, Hackney, and St. James' in the Fields, and the building of the house of the Court of Augmentations, 11 Feb., 3 and 22 March, and 9 April, ao 28o, 2,662l. 1d. The same, for other the King's affairs, 5 Feb. ao 29o. 1,333l. 6s. 8d. Wm. Gonson, for the King's affairs, 15 March ao 28o, 16 July and 23 March, ao 29o, 1,066l. 18s. 10d. Ric. Cotton, cofferer of the household of the lord Prince, for expenses of that household, 2, 7, and 29 Sept., 14 Oct., 4 and 28 Nov., 16, 22, and 27 Feb., 9 March, and 18 April, ao 29o, and 5 and 25 May, 6 July, 16 and 25 Sept., 18 and 28 Nov., and 16 Dec. ao 30o, 5,000l. Ric. Wake, for enlarging the park of Hartwell, and paling, quicksetting, and dikeing, and making, "lezstondynges" there, 8 March, ao 29o, 210l. Henry Huttoft, towards the new making of a certain ship for the King, 8 March, ao 29o, 1,000l. Jas. Nedeham, towards repair of Westminster Hall, 7 Sept. ao 30o, 1,000l. Sir Anth. Sentleger, towards the paling of the King's new park at Canterbury, 16 Feb. ao 30o, 100l. Total prests, 14,618l. 14s. 7d.
(13.) Money delivered to the King's coffers:—To John Gostwyke, treasurer of First Fruits and Tenths at various dates to Feb. ao 29o, with deliveries also "in precio" of plate and relics, 11,247l. 14s. 11¼d. To Sir Thos. Hennege, 22 Jan. ao 29o, 2,666l. 13s. 4d. To Hennege and Anth. Dennye, 26 Feb. ao 30o, 6,666l. 13s. 4d.
m. 13d. Total payments, 48,247l. 8s. 10d. Leaving—
iii. Balance, 23,369l. 7l. 3½d., out of which the treasurer is exonerated:— 60s. 10d. for the price of "a gospeller" ornamented with 15 oz. of silver gilt, as it was supposed, which being delivered to Sir Wm. Powlett, treasurer of the Household, to be used in the King's chapel, was found to be but of copper gilt and of little value. 15l. 12s. 1d. for lead, iron, paper, wax, and copper weighed among the plate above accounted for. 40s. 5d. for 10 oz. of silver gilt, an image of .St. John which belonged to Abingdon being found to be so much less than the certified weight. 40l. reward to Berners and Assheton, auditors of this account. And arrears (specified) from purchasers of lands [See § i. ii. (4)], 56 items.
m. 16d. Leaving as total of arrears, 5,302l. 8½d. Signed as examined by Sir Ric. Ryche, Sir Edic. Northe, X. Bacon, Wm. Berners, auditor, and Robt. Burgoyn, auditor.
Parchment, 16 large membranes.
29 Sept. 458. Church Plate.
R. O. Account of church plate and jewels received by Will. Bolles, one of the commissioners of suppressed hinds in cos. Notts, Derby and Cheshire for the years 28, 29, and down to Mich. 30 Hen. VIII., and delivered to Thos. Pope, treasurer of the Augmentations.
A roll of tic o sheets of paper and a smaller one, written on both sides.
459. Dissolved Monasteries.
R. O. "Hereafter followeth such houses as hath been surveyed by me, John Freman, and standeth charged in mine account, not only the houses suppressed, but also certain houses lately resigned, and what values they have been of in money, plate, bells, lead, and yearly revenues, which hath and shall come to the King's use."
Plate, 2,000l. Ready money for stuff sold, with the revenues in Lincolnshire, 5,600l. Bells and lead, 8,277l. Yearly rents, 8,100l. or thereabouts. Increase, by my survey, on what was presented in the book of tenth, 800l.
P. 1. Endd.
29 Sept. 460. St. Katharine's Lincoln and Axholme.
R. O. Views of bailiffs' accounts of the priories of St. Katharine's without Lincoln and of Axholme. Mich. 30 Hen. VIII. With additional memoranda, in some accounts, of the allowances for 31 & 32 Hen. VIII.
The accounts viewed are as follows:
i. Lands of St. Katharine's: 1. Of Robert Waryng, bailiff in Kesten Morelande, Lyndesey Morelande, Marshe, Hollande and Lowe Lyndesey. 2. Of Ric. Hunt, bailiff of the bailiwick of St. Katharine cum membris. 3. Of Will. Gedney, bailiff of Newark-upon-Trent.
ii. Lands of Axholme: 1. Of John Shyers, bailiff of Axiholme cum membris. 2. Of John Beaumond, farmer, of the rectory of Seylebye, or Silebye, with pensions, &c., farms due to it from Melton Mowbray, Leic., and the prior of Kyrkeby Bellers. 3. Of Thos. Porter, bailiff of Kyrkby Monachorum. 4. Of Nich. Saunderson, bailiff and fanner of the priory or cell of Marsh (?) in the parish of Tykell (Marisci in parochia de T.), late a cell of the abbey of Humberston, Linc.
A book of 81 leaves in vellum cover. Several pages, here and there, are blank.
29 Sept. 461. St. Gregory's College, Sudbury.
Add. Ch.
B. M.
Compotus of Ric Edon, warden and steward of the college of St. Gregory in Sudbury, by Dan Edm. Lyster, brother there, from Mich. 29 Hen. VIII. to Mich. 30 Hen. VIII.
Parchment roll of seven membranes.
30 Sept. 462. Castillon to Cromwell.
Calig. E. iv.,
B. M.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ant les juges royaulx dudict lieu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Londre, du nombre duquel les susdicts sire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [Je]han Champenay sont, lont comme il dict et quil a este adver[ty] . . . . . . . . ville, et deffendu a tous hommes francz dicelle quilx nayent r . . . . . . . . achapter de luy, et le veullent ainsi faire proclamer et publier . . . . . . . . . encores jusques icy na jamais este faicte. Et pource, Mons[eigneur], quil me semble que lauthorite du Roy y soit bien grevee pour celle q . . . . . ledict conseil susurpe; si estce que les subgects du Roy mon mai[stre sont] merveilleusement interessez et rudement traictez; attendu mesme . . . . . . . . . submectre a la justice du Roy. Parquoy je vous supplie quil vous plai[ra] . . . . . . . quen choses ainsi nouvelles les subgects du Roy mon maistre soyent . . . . . . . . . travaillez, comme il semble quon le veuille faire; et ne souffrir [que ledict] maistre Bernard soit ainsi scandalize et vitupere." Chelsey, 30 Sept. 1538. Signed.
French p, 1. much injured at edges. Add.: Privy Seal.
30 Sept. 463. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Never thought so long to hear from his Lordship, as during these four days, only because of the bruit lately divulged here that Lisle was departed. Cannot find out the inventor. Has great trust Lisle is in good health; but gapes hourly for news. London, 30 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
30 Sept. 464. [Sir] William Sydney to Cromwell.
R. O.
Edw. VI.,
Vol. i. xxxvii.
Has received Cromwell's letters with thanks for his Lordship's beneficence contained in the same. Would never have moved the preferment of his sister (fn. n14) to so high a room as Cromwell has obtained for her, if he were not sure of her capability. She is ready to wait on the King whenever sent for. Havering at Boure, 30 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
30 Sept. 465. Richard Thornden to Cromwell.
R. O. He and his fellows (fn. n15) gathered from Cromwell's exhortation in their chapterhouse, that they must change their habits. Writes to know when this is to be done, as he must provide before Allhallow Day new habits for the convent. For his own part would gladly leave off his habit "all my progress time and specially when that I come to London, where I trust to see your Lordship shortly." Canterbury, 30 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
30 Sept. 466. Sir Wm. Parre to Cromwell.
R. O. Was a suitor to Cromwell that the abbey of Pipwell might stand. The abbot is now content to surrender it to the King. If the King wishes it to be dissolved, suggests that a commission should be sent to Dr. Lee, Mr. Parishe, and Mr. Freman, now at Soulby. Asks for the preferment of the house and demesne. Asks him to be good lord to the abbot and the brethren for their pensions. Never knew nor heard but that they used themselves like honest men. Brigstok, 30 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
30 Sept. 467. William Popley to Cromwell.
R. O. At this my repair to Bristol I have been informed that my lord of Norfolk has commanded the customers here to send him all licences they have had to convey victual or leather. I beg your Lordship's continued favour, and that I may know what is done for Edyngton, to the intent I may act as the case requires, and return unto your Lordship to do my duty accordingly. Bristol, 30 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Crumwell lord Privy Seal. Endd.
30 Sept. 468. The Hanaper of Chancery.
R. O. "Compotus Hanaperíi Cancellarie D'ni Regis Henrici Octavi," from 29 Sept. 29 Hen. VIII. to 30 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII., inclusive.
Total numbers of original writs, patents, charters, &c., issued, with the amount of money received for them: in all 38 different items. Total amount, 2,979l. 7¼d. Sum of petitions, 1,451l. 12s. 11d.; whereof delivered to Sir Brian Tuke, treasurer of the Chamber, 1,000l.; remaining with the accountant, 527l. 7s. 8¼d.
Large paper, pp. 4.
30 Sept. 469. The Duke of Suffolk.
Harl. MS.
6,689, f. 8.
B. M.
Annotated later copy of an indenture of sale made 30 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. by Chas. duke of Suffolk, of certain lands to the King. [The indenture is enrolled, Close Roll 30 Hen. VIII. pt. 3. No. 14, and is cited in the grant to the duke of Suffolk of 19 Dec. following.]
Pp. 45.
30 Sept. 470. Ormesby, or North Ormesby, Priory.
R. O.
Rymer, xiv.
Surrender (by Robt. bishop of Llandaff, commendatory general master of the Order of Sempyngham, and Chr. prior of Ormesbe, &c.) of the house and all its possessions in cos. Linc. and Yorks., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 30 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Chr. Cartwreght, prior, and five others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 36.]
Seal much injured.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. i, no. 29] as acknowledged same day before Win. Petre, LL.D.
30 Sept. 471. Lynn, Austin Friars.
R. O. Surrender of the priory and all its possessions in co. Norf., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 30 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Wm. Wilson, prior, and ten others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 29.]
Mutilated and faded. No seal.
30 Sept. 472. Lynn, White Friars.
R. O. Surrender of the priory and all its possessions in co. Norf., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 30 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Robt. Newman, prior, and ten others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 30.]
Without seal. Faded.
473. Lynn, Black Friars.
R. O. Surrender of the priory and all its possessions in co. Norf., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. —— (blank) day of —— (blank) 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Thos. Lovett, prior, Robt. Scott, bachelor, and ten others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii., 30.]
Faded. Without seal.
30 Sept. 474. Grey Friars of Dorchester.
R. O. Surrender of the house, by warden and convent, to the lord Visitor for the King. 30 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: fr. Willms. Germen, doctor— frater Edmundus Dorcet—fr. Thos. Clas—fr. Johis. Tregynzyon—fr. Johis. Clement—fr. John llaurens—fr. Stephanus Popynyay—fr. Thos. Wyre.
P. 1.
R. O. 2. Indenture of the stuff of the Grey Friars of Dorchester received by the lord Visitor under the lord Privy Seal, and delivered to Roger Howell and Wm. Stone for the King.
Choir:—a table at the high altar of imagery after the old fashion, a small pair of organs, fair stallys "well sileid," divers tombs in the choir, &c. Church:—4 tables and 3 great images of alabaster, a new tabernacle for the image of St. Francis, divers images stolen, tombs in the church, &c., in the steeple 3 bells, each more than other. Vestry: — priest, deacon, and subdeacon of blue velvet embroidered, and 5 other suits of damask, &c., with other vestments and copes, one of the latter with blue velvet embroidered. Chambers:—a feather bed without a bolster; blankets, quilt, and sheets; "2 old carpets, one of them in the King's chamber with a sileing"; 3 chairs, &c. Hall, frayter, buttery, kitchen, and brewhouse: —ordinary furniture.
Besides this, to redeem certain plate in pledge for 3l., and to pay certain wages and the Visitor's charges, was sold: —an iron grate about a tomb in the church for 40s., a white vestment with deacon and subdeacon, 40s.; 2 feather beds and a covering, 10s.; "an old cope, durneks," and a pillow, and old iron with a, holy water stoup, 7s. 8d. The Visitor has 126½ oz. plate. Left in the said bailey's hands 10 pieces of evidence. The Visitor has the counterpane of an indenture of the mill belonging to the convent, and has received 135. 4d. for a press that stood in the vestry. There are 2 horses belonging to the mill. Signatures of Howell and Stone in the same hand as the text.
Copy, pp. 3.
30 Sept. 475. Wm. Sayntloo to Sir Wm. Kingston.
R. O. This month the Deputy, with lord Butler, Mr. Treasurer, the Chief Justice, and others, made a raid upon the Kavanaghes, McMorhowe, and his followers, who have promised to keep peace. Doubts their promise. Wexford county, whereof he has charge by the mediation of the lord Privy Seal and Kingston, supplied above 800 men. Protests against a report that his office is worth 50l. a year to him. On the contrary it is very costly, and he begs assistance. Waterford, 30 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Vice-Chamberlain.
30 Sept. 476. Anthoinette de Bourbon [Duchess of Guise] to the Queen Of Scotland.
Balcarres MS.
ii. 9,
Adv. Lib.,
Is much rejoiced to learn by her letters both by her lacquey and by the controller, whose words confirm it, the good treatment she has "au lieu ou Nostre Signeur vous a pourveue." Hopes God will increase her honour, and that she may feel more bound to do him service. On our side all is well, especially our grandson (petit filz) (fn. n16) who eats heartily. All the rest here (de scans) are well except your sister, who is still troubled with fever. I do not expect she will get rid of it till spring. "Elle est quyte de fluex de ventre, au inoyen de quoy elle n'est sy feible qu'elle soullet. Je suis la pleus vaillente des aultres, car je ne me suis sentie de ryens." You father is still at the Court. He writes that he hopes this interview with the queen of Hungary will not be long, and that he may return about All Saints' Day, or soon after, when he will send a gentleman to you to learn news of the King and you. I shall take care, however, if not too lazy, to send with him letters of my own of all that shall occur. I am still doubtful whether to go to my niece's marriage with Mons. de Nevers. (fn. n17) "Sy se feust a sete asemblee croy are peyne (?) men escuxer, combien que je laye este pour la malladie de vostre seur estre comme les aultres; mais Madame ma mere ne veult ouyr parller ie faille a ses (ces) nopces. Mondit Sieur vostre pere ma mende que sy elle sy font il seret bien ayse, moyennant Louyse se portat ases bien, et je la pense layser gy alaso . . et que nous vyendrons ensemble." I expect news immediately what to do. Madame de Lorrayne is probably now at Compiegne. Your uncle comes thence to Gendrecourt (?), and sends word that he will come and see me here this week. He is alone, because the Marquis and Mons. de Mez are with Madame, their mother. Wishes the King and her long life and a "beau filz" as soon as may be.
P.S.—Your father has sent me a note to get the King an armourer (armurier) here, and one of this town who is considered a good workman agrees to go to Scotland, but not till spring, and the miners (mynurs) also. Written 30 Sept.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add. Endd.: Madame de Guise.
— Sept. 477. Francis Earl of Shrewsbury to John Scudamour.
Add. MS.
11,042,f. 94.
B. M.
I thank you for the pains which my servant Thurstan Wodcok reports you took with my friend Thos. Bromley, at his late being within such poor offices as you occupy under me, and also for your furtherance touching the 20 mks. granted to me by my friends and tenants of the lordship of Godriche, which always has been paid after the decease of every lord there. Begs him to thank them and assure them that they shall take no hurt hereafter because he has not come thither himself before the payment thereof, as they claim that he should do. Wynfeld, x . . . . Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
— Sept. 478. The King's Jewels.
Royal MS.
7 C. xvi., f. 55.
B. M.
Receipt by Cornelius Haeys from the King of a balas, a sapphire, 2 great emeralds, 2 rock rubies, a table emerald, 3 other emeralds, a sapphire, 2 turquoises, and 2 pearls. September 30 Hen. VIII. Signed.
479. [Lord Lisle] to John Husee.
R. O. I have received your letter of the 26th inst., and pray you to go through with my lord Admiral according to my last letter. You know what my brewhouse stood me in. I send you a letter touching an answer to Mr. Pollard. As to my promise to my lord Privy Seal about Paynswick, it is my wife's jointure. I can do no more than in me lies, and I should be loth but that she should fare the better by me after my decease. The indenture between Sir John Dudley and me purports that I shall make jointure to my wife during my life, and alter her decease have 1,000 marks for my daughters' marriages.
P. 1. Begins: Husee, I commend me.
480. Sir T[homas] Nevyle to Cromwell.
R. O. Offers him his house of the Yoke for the night the King is at Roydones or Whyttynhalles. Neither himself nor any of his servants have been there for a twelvemonth except a gardener. It is a mile from Mereworth. Will cause provision to be made. Is sorry that the King cannot come to his house "because of the chance therein," and that he cannot attend upon his Grace nor see Cromwell "before winter, that we have some frosts." Watteringbury in Kent. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd. inaccurately: Sir Edward Nevyle.
481. Ric. Layton, Priest, to Cromwell
R. O. As commanded, I bound the abbot of Hailes in 500l., from the day of his departure from London, to alienate no moveables and make no grant under convent seal "from the day of his privy surrender forwards," and so sent him home. On Friday last I came to Harrow and yesterday went into the fields, and send you by my servant the bearer such birds as I killed with my hawk, viz., three pheasants. Tomorrow I purpose to be at Hunslow, with Mr. Ansam the groom porter, to pay the debts due by the drunken friars, who "drank weekly all the town dry," and yet when they were led home drunk at night were most ready to sing mass in the morning. Harrow, this Sunday. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
482. Ric. Bp. of Dover, to Cromwell.
R. O. Has received into the King's hands all the houses in South Wales, Devonshire, and Cornwall, Bristol, and Dorchester, and now is in Salisbury. The warden of Dorchester, a doctor, has been there many years, and is in high favour, so that the writer had much trouble to come to a knowledge of the state of the house. There is a mill worth 10l. a year which the warden has let to lord Sturton for 4l., the repairs to be done by the King. Had some trouble to see the indenture, which has only been made half a year, and no rent yet paid, though the warden says lord Sturton has had it for six years. Hears that his Lordship has gone to London to sue to have the whole house on the plea that he has the mill and grounds. Has seized the mill into the King's hands and retained the miller to the King's use, and charged the bailiffs with the "sight" of it, and ordered two horses and hay for them. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Richard Deverys.
— Sept. 483. Queen Mary of Hungary to Chapuys.
VI. i. No. 16.
Has heard, from Don Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, what he and Chapuys have negociated with the King and his ministers respecting the new alliances, and the state of the negociations [when Don Diego left that country]; and though they seem as far from an end as they were at first, yet the Emperor has sent her full powers to conclude the said alliances provided the King proposes reasonable conditions, and nothing shall be omitted on her part to strengthen the old friendship between England and the House of Austria. Henry expresses, in his letter brought by Don Diego, his wish to have the substance of her commission communicated to him that he may take resolution in the matter. Sends copy of her answer. Cannot at present go as far as Chapuys and Don Diego have gone; for, in the first place, the affair of Milan is now on a different footing, owing to the friendship between the Emperor and France, and all references to that matter ought to be carefully avoided. As to the Pope and Council, of which the King has often spoken, the Emperor will never act against the Church; but as to any personal matter between the King and the Pope he will do his best, as a brother, to adjust the matter. Chapuys may also tell the King she would like him to state, in writing, what property and rank he intends giving his daughter, the Princess, what dower he purposes for the Duchess, and what property is to be inherited by the sons and descendants of the said two marriages. These points being understood, he may send his ambassadors when he pleases.
French, headed: 7 bre. 1538. From a MS. at Vienna.
484. The Two Marriages.
VI. i. No. 25.
Memorandum respecting Henry VIII.'s proposed marriage with the Duchess of Milan and that of the princess Mary with the Infant Dom Loys.
The Emperor's wish is, first, that his ambassadors in England grant nothing against the Church or the authority of the Apostolic See, nor against the Princess' rights to the succession; that the Infant and Princess be not compelled to sign anything against the Church or Apostolic See; to know what dowry he proposes to give the Princess; that the king of Portugal is ready to maintain his brother in a princely state, and the king of England ought rather to look to the personal merits and age of the personage than to his material wealth; that the Emperor guarantees all promises made by the King and Infant of Portugal, and will be glad to enter into an offensive and defensive league with both states, and so will the king of the Romans. Should the king of England suggest ratifying the last treaty, the ambassadors shall decline on the plea that there are articles therein which do not concern Portugal or the king of the Romans. Should the king of England hint at a new league, they shall listen to his proposals without accepting or rejecting any terms, however hard they may appear. To grant nothing touching old confederacies with Scotland. To secure the succession to the Princess in case of the King dying without male or legitimate issue. To procure that the King shall assign to the Princess the largest dower possible on some estate which she herself may enjoy, besides a considerable sum of ready money; and to have the dower properly valued, so that in the event of the King's death she may know what to claim.
The ambassadors shall remember:—(1) that the king of England will gladly declare against the Turk provided the Emperor will declare against the Pope; (2) that the King refuses to declare the legitimacy of the Princess, but will declare her heiress to his throne, should he die without legitimate children, and that in any case she shall be preferred to the daughter of Anne Boleyn, the beheaded Queen; (3) that he offered to give her 100,000 crs. down and 20,000 crs. a year as dower, which his ministers have since reduced to the 100,000 crs. only. The Imperial ambassadors said that for every 100,000 crs. Henry gave, the Infant would give 5,000 as a marriage portion; but nothing was fixed, and the King's consignment was originally made upon the lands of suppressed monasteries and not in ready money. On the other hand, the King stipulated that the Emperor should defend him against the Pope, that the Council should not be held at Cambray, (fn. n18) and that wherever" held, nothing should be treated therein to his detriment. The ambassadors tacitly owned that the Emperor intended to give Milan to the Infant; and this so pleased the King that he at once offered money to defend him against his enemies, and also to declare against the Turk. The King, nevertheless, requested that the investiture of Milan should be delayed till after the conclusion of the marriages. Since then the Emperor had offered Milan to the King on condition of his making a league offensive and defensive; but the English excused themselves on the plea of expense, the Emperor having so many enemies.
ii. The King's marriage with the duchess of Milan.
Cromwell first suggested it to the Imperial ambassador (Chapuys), and proposed that of the prince of England with the Emperor's daughter (Mary) and of the King's daughter by Anne Boleyn with the son of the duke of Savoy or of the king of the Romans. The proposal being renewed, the Imperial ambassadors declined to treat of such marriages on account of the youth of the parties, &c.; but said that, if the King would treat of his own marriage with the duchess of Milan, the Emperor would give her 100,000 crs. as dowry and 15,000 crs. a year, together with her rights to her mother's (fn. n19) inheritance, and would endeavour to get the countess Palatine to cede to her her right to the crowns of Denmark and Norway, and even, if necessary, aid him in the conquest of these kingdoms. The King, thereupon, asked for an increase of the dower and marriage portion, and that it should be assigned upon Flanders, as Milan was not secure, and said he did not care for the rights the Duchess might have to Denmark. The ambassadors replied that the dowry was sufficient, and that the King ought not to insist upon such trifles. They also offered that the Emperor should mediate between the Pope and the King; but this the King would not hear of. The King then asked the investiture of Milan for his daughter, and the ambassadors replied that Milan could not be disposed of without the consent of the Italian powers; and, moreover, there was nothing to fear in that quarter, since in the agreement with king Francis there was nothing to his detriment.
In a despatch, addressed to the queen Regent of Flanders, Don Diego says that in treating the marriage between the Princess and the Infant great care should be taken that she be declared legitimate, and if the King will not agree to that, no mention of his refusal must be made in the marriage contract, so as not to hurt her right to the succession. To insist, however, upon the largest possible dower, she being daughter of queen Katharine, who had 200,000 ducats. That it would be well to draw out a secret protest that in treating the marriage her rights to the succession are not to be impaired. The Emperor writes approving his ambassador's answers to the King's two proposals, viz., that the Emperor should not consent to the General Council, and that he himself is unwilling to declare the legitimacy of his daughter. The answers were that the Emperor could not make such a promise, as it was against God and reason, and that if the King would not acknowledge his daughter's legitimacy, he was at least bound to reserve her right to the succession in default of other children.
In a letter of 28 July 1538 the Emperor writes that the English ambassador had asked him to urge on the said two marriages, and that, even if the other were delayed, the King's with the duchess of Milan should be proceeded with; making no objection to the Emperor's voluntary disposal of Milan, and offering to contribute to its defence provided full powers were sent to the queen Regent to treat of his own marriage with the duchess of Milan. The Queen is to endeavour to discover what the King means by this new proposal, but, in order not to displease the king of France, she is to conclude nothing without first letting the Emperor know; much less arrange an interview with the King at Calais or elsewhere, which the English ambassador seems anxious for, or make any definitive agreement with respect to Milan, for the French have not yet lost all hope of getting possession of it somehow. Should the King or his ministers mention it, the Imperial commissioners must reply that, as the King's answer to the Imperial ambassadors on that point had been both cold and unmeaning, it was necessary that he should make a new declaration of his intentions therein within a fixed period; not forgetting to state that the Milan question is open to many considerations. The English ambassador with the Emperor has complained that his master was not expressly comprised in the treaty of Nice, saying, "Perhaps, by not mentioning my master in the treaty of Nice, the object was to show that he is not a Christian king, since he has denied obedience to the Church of Rome?" The ambassador again requested that the Emperor would engage that nothing to the King's detriment should be discussed in the General Council. The answer was that such a request was unreasonable. The ambassador also requested that particular instructions should be sent to the Queen Regent touching the dowry and rights of the Duchess, besides the cession of Denmark. This was promised. He also spoke of the defence of Milan, and was told that the assistance proffered is now subject to other considerations, as circumstances have greatly altered; also that if the marriages were to go forward he must proceed more seriously than hitherto.
The Emperor's resident ambassador in England (Chapuys) writes, on the 31 August 1538, that the King objected to the powers sent to the Queen, on the ground that they were insufficient to treat of the marriage between the Infant and the Princess, which was the principal point of the two, that the Emperor did not know what property the Infant had to offer as security for the Princess' dower, and had not received, from the Infant, sufficient powers to proceed. Moreover, Henry wished the negociations carried on in England through the medium of the queen of Hungary. The Emperor's answer was that the English ambassador at his Court had seen the powers, and that Dom Loys himself would not contradict any statement made by the Emperor. Chapuys also says that the King, by declaring the Princess' marriage to be the more important of the two, shows clearly that his aim is to create jealousy between the Emperor and Francis about Milan. Cromwell must have said somewhere that a marriage was in contemplation between the duchess of Milan and the young duke of Cleves, and that it was a reflection on his master to be refused for a Duke; also that, once in possession of Milan, his master's affairs would go on well, and everything else be settled. The King, moreover, said to the French ambassador that he would have Milan in spite of any prince, and that it had been actually offered to him even after the interview at Aigues Mortes.
French. From a MS. at Vienna.
485. Sir Antony Wyndesore to Lord Lisle.
R. O. According to your last letters, I have commenced an action of scandalum magnatum against Ric. Bell for his lewd words, which all persons of worship know to be untrue. I have also made motions concerning your lease of Subberton. My lady Salisbury is very desirous of it, and also my lord Chief Baron. Your Lordship wrote of late to Mr. Hussey that Mr. Bonaham should have the preferment of it before any other, and he has been informed of your Lordship's pleasure, but we have yet no knowledge of his mind. I have been desired by the lord Chancellor's comptroller to ask you to sign this bill of protection. Commend me to my Lady.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
486. Sir Antony Wyndesore to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I commend me to your Lordship and my Lady. I happened to be at Subberton the same day that Jamysso, your servant, was there for your Lordship's stuff. And as you commanded the "jare" to be mended, I covenanted with a "carttender "(carpenter?) before Mr. Robert Fawkner and Selarer for the making thereof, but he would not do it under 4l., besides timber. So, as your Lordship intends to sell your years of Subberton, I shall stay that charge till I hear from you. I wrote to you a letter to Dover concerning your suit against Richard Bell, to which you made me no answer. I therefore intend to cause your Lordship's counsel to go forward with the suit this term. I beg you to be good lord to this poor man Shoryare in his suit to your Lordship for the farm of Longsspersse.
Mrs. Brytgytt recommends her to you and my Lady, and desires your blessing. She is now at home with me, because I will provide for her apparel, for she has outgrown all she has except what she had of late; and I will keep her still if your Lordship and my Lady desire it, and she shall fare no worse than I do, "for she is very spare, and hath need of cherishing, and she shall lack nothing in learning nor otherwise that my wife can do for her." I also wrote to your Lordship for the stuff of your brewhouse at Subberton. A good deal of money will not repair it now. I have sent you and my Lady a "booke" (buck). I trust you will receive it sweet.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
487. Robert Cowley to [Cromwell]. (fn. n20)
R. O.
St. P. ii. 326.
"The devises of Robert Cowley for the furtherance of the King's Majesty's affairs in his Grace's land of Ireland."
The Commission to the Deputy to hold the last Parliament was as deputy to the duke of Richmond, who died about the beginning of the Parliament. The Acts of the said Parliament are therefore invalidated, viz., the Acts of Supremacy, Suppression of Religious Houses, Attainders, &c. Advises:—
1. That a new Parliament be commissioned to ratify them. 2. That Cromwell should appoint a substitute to execute part of his office in Ireland, and stop the Irish from recourse to the bishop of Rome. 3. That all "provisours going to Rome, and papists," should be punished extremely. 4. The "pretensed" earl of Desmond has seized upon Kildare's lands in Limerick. The Deputy and Council should recover the said lands, and reduce the said Desmond to allegiance, or else prosecute him as a rebel. 5. Young Gerot, Jas. Delahide, and their accomplices should be apprehended.
I delivered your Lordship, in Canterbury, the writings sent from the Master of the Rolls, (fn. n21) among them a book of ordnance to be sent to Ireland. Please learn the King's pleasure about that and the Chancellorship of Ireland.
In Cowley's own hand.
488. Summary of Letters [to Cromwell].
Calig. B. iii.
B. M. "Sir Rainold Carnabye's letter to your Lordship," referring the declaration of the estate of Tyndale to his brother and his servant Roger Lawson. (See No. 371.)
"Abridgment of his letter to the Council of the North."
That, he has imprisoned some Tyndale men at Warkworth because they would not inlay some of their pledges who had left Newcastle without licence. Item, one of the said prisoners escaped by means of Roger Heron. The Tyndale men afterwards, with outlaws and Scots of Liddesdale, unlawfully assembled for redress, which was refused by Carnaby. The gentlemen of Northumberland thought the best way of disappointing them would be, with permission of the Council, by burning their houses, &c. (See No. 355.)
"Abridgment of articles from the same Carnaby of his devise."
1. Credence must not be given to the Tyndale men's promises, for if they have redress of their prisoners and leisure to spend their corn and hay "they will set by no man." 2. The outlaws were in North Tyndale 13 Sept., with most of the inhabitants. 3. To get them expelled, a raid must be made against North Tyndale; those who will submit to be received, the rest to be apprehended and suffer justice, the goods of fugitives to be seized, and their houses, &c., "utterly brynt." One hundred men to be had in pay for three months. If the King consent, the order to be taken and then the King's letters to be sent to the wardens of the West and Middle Marches. (No. 371 (2).)
"A letter from the Council of the North to Carnaby."
The Council will be at Derrington the 12th Oct., and take a direction in the premises. (See No. 404.)
"Abridgment for devises in Ireland." (See No. 487.)
1. The last parliament there took no effect, for the duke of Richmond's lieutenant died before its authorisation. A commission is needed for a new parliament there to confirm the acts of "supremitie," &c. 2. To substitute under your Lordship one to exercise jurisdiction ecclesiastical. 3. "An injunction to persecute papist[s] in Ireland." 4. To prosecute the earl of Desmond as a rebel, and to recover from him the lands late of the earl of Kildare in co. Limerick. 5. To invent policy to take young Geret and Jam[es] Delahede.
"Brigment of diverse letters."
"Robert Huse for the demesnes of Haversholm.
"The lord Lesley's letter certificatory and for a frerage. (fn. n22)
"The lord Lysley's letter for his annuity of 400l.
"Richard Granfelle's letter for a frearage in Exister.
"My lord of Canterbury's; letter in the favour of James Bernard.
"John Russell's letter touching certain letters taken in a search.
"Two bills of the abbot of Hallys, one to make a college of the monastery, the other touching the blode.
"The receipts and charges of Calais."
Pp. 3. Endd.. "The summe of Carnaby's letters."
489. Houses of Friars Dissolved.
R. O. The houses of friars lately given up which have any substance of lead.
The Black Friars in Winchester, the choir all leaded, part of the church leaded, one pane of the cloister and part of the steeple. The White Friars in Bristow, one aisle of the church, a chapel, and divers great gutters and conduits.
Similar particulars about the Black Friars in Gloucester, Worcester, Newcastle, Westchester, Hereford, Exeter, Bristow, and Salisbury; the Grey Friars in Lichfield, Stafford, Shrewsbury, Carmarthen, Bridgewater, Exeter, Bodmin, Dorchester, Salisbury, and Chichester; the White Friars in Westchester and Ludlowe, and Austin Friars in Southampton.
ii. The houses of friars that have no substance of lead, save only some of them have small gutters.
Grey Friars in Winchester, Bristow, Gloucester, Worcester, Bridgenorth, Westchester, Beaumares, Hereford, Cardiff, Plymouth, Oxford, Cambridge, Reading, Aylesbury, Norwich, and Bedford.
White Friars in Winchester, Marlborough, Gloucester, Shrewsbury, Denbigh, Oxford, Cambridge, Norwich, and Hitchin.
Austin Friars in Winchester, Bristowe, Stafford, Ludlow, Newport, Oxford, Cambridge, Norwich, Thetford, and Clare.
Black Friars in Shrewsbury, Rudland (Rhuddlan), Bangor, Brecknock, Hereford, (fn. n23) Cardiff, Ylchester, Trury, Melcam, Chichester, Arundell, Guildford, Oxford, Cambridge, Norwich, and Thetford.
In Derby's hand, pp. 4. Endd.
490. Richard Jervis, Mercer.
Account of receipts and expenses by Richard Gerves, including receipts at Bridgenorth fair on St. Luke's day from Mr. Edmond Corbett and Sir Henry Aldwyn, costs of riding thither two years, receipt "by me Ric. Gerves, mercer" on Thursday, 19 Sept. 1538, memorandum of a payment by John Wylkoxks to Mr. Statham in Cheapside in presence of Wm. Dolbyn, for which "I" took a quittance.
ii. A rental of Weston made 9 May 27 Henry VIII.
iii. Rental of Leighton made 25 May 27 Henry VIII.
iv. Account of Davy Bowyn (elsewhere "a Bowen," i.e., ap Owen) of Shrowysbere, of receipts of rents of Weston and Leighton for 2½ years. The last date is Mich. 29 Henry VIII. The names of the tenants are mostly Welsh.
Pp. 8.
491. Grants in September 1538.
1. Sir John Duddeley. Grant, in fee, of the late abbey of Hales Owen, Salop, with site, church, steeple and churchyard, &c., the manors of Hales, Halesburgh, Hales Owen, and Helle Graunge, Salop; the rectories of Warley, Hales, St. Kenelm in Kelmestowe and Ramesley, and the advowsons of the churches and vicarages of Warley, Hales, Ludley and Cradeley and St. Kenelm, Salop; the manors of Horneburn, Smythwyke, Womeburn, Swyndon, Rowley, Weddesbury, Westbromewiche, Walsall, Pessall and Lychefeld, Staff., with the rectories and advowsons of Clent, Weddesbury, Rowley, Walsall, Ludley, and Cradley, and the manors of Warley, Church Lentch, Cradley, Dodford, and the priory of Dodford, Worc., belonging to the said late abbey of Hales Owen; and all other lordships, manors, messuages, &c., in Hales, Halesburgh, Hales Owen, Warley, Kelmestowe, Ramesley, Dudley, Cradeley, Horneburn, Smythwyke, Womeburn, Swyndon, Rowley, Weddesbury, Westbromewych, Walsall, Pessall, Lychefeld, Warley, Church Lentch, Cradley, Dodford, Dodford Priory, Frankley, Northfeld, Pyrcott Graunge, and Ludley (Salop, Staff, and Worc.), or elsewhere, which belonged to Hales Owen, which came to the King by deed of Wm. Taylor, the abbot, and the convent of Hales Owen, dated 9 June 30 Hen. VIII. and fine levied in Easter Term 30 Hen. VIII. Rent, 28l. 15d. Del. Westm., 1 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 16.
2. Sir John Gresham of London, and Mary his wife. Grant in fee of the manors of Lymesfeld and Brodham, Surrey, advowson of the rectory and parish church of Lymesfeld, annual pension of 2s. from the rector, and all lands, &c., in Lymesfeld, Brodham and Oxstede, Surrey, or elsewhere, which belonged to the dissolved monastery of St. Martin, Battle, Sussex; in as full manner as John Hamond, the late abbot, held them. Rent, 5l. 12s., free from all corrodies, &c., with certain stated exceptions. Date, . . . . . . . (illegible) 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m.10.
3. Sir John Clerke and Agnes his wife. Pardon of all ruins, decays and voluntary devastations of towns, hamlets, manors, messuages, cottages and buildings in Northweston and New Tame, Oxon, and inclosure and conversion of tilled land into pasture by Sir Ric. Fowler (fn. n24) or the said John and Agnes, &c., with licence to hold the said lands inclosed by the said Ric. Fowler without rebuilding or exercise of husbandry, notwithstanding the statutes. Chichester 16 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 15.
4. Wm. Bolles, one of the particular receivers of the Court of Augmentations, and Lucy his wife. Grant, in fee simple, of the house and site of the late priory of St. Mary Felley, Notts., with all its lands, &c., in Felley and Annesley, Notts., and certain acres there reserved to the use of the household of the said late priory; together with a messuage, a granary, a water-mill called Felley mylle and two parcels of meadow called "lez holmes," a close called Ollerschay, and one called Come Bradley near Felley mille in Felley and Annesley, late in the tenure of Wm. Herott; a close called Bradley medowe near Felley, late in the tenure of Wm. Wood and Reginald Melott; which belonged to the said priory and are now farmed by Agnes Huddelston, widow. Also a messuage and a granary in Annesley and Felley late in the tenure of Thos. Foxe and James Burgys; a close called Okemedowe with a piece of land thereto adjoining, and a close called Lambarstorth late in the tenure of Geof. Herott in Felley and Annesley; a moiety of the wood, land and pasture called "le Falwood' and a meadow called Birde medowe in' Felley and Annesley; all which belonged to the said priory and are now farmed by Thos. Bykerstaff and Robt. Key. Also, a tenement and three closes in Chepyn Hille in the parish of Annesley, late in the tenure of Elias Rod and now of Robt. Comyn; a tenement and one bovate of land and other lands in Annesley late in the tenure of John Barre and now of John Burgys; the wood called "le Fahvood" in Felley and Annesley, and all manors, messuages, &c. in Felley and Annesley belonging to the said late priory; in as full manner as Chris. Bolton, the late prior, held the same. Clear annual value, 13l. Rent, 26s. Del. Westm., 1 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 19.
5. Ric. Byggs. To be a gunner in the Tower of London, vice John Chaundeler, dec., with 6d. a day from 10 March 29 Hen. VIII. Westm., 1 July 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche, 5 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 12.
6. Sir Thos. Audeley, Chancellor. Licence to alienate the site, ground, circuit, &c. of the late monastery of Walden, Essex, with the manors of Brokewalden, Pounces, Matenys, Seynt Alottys, Abbotys in Thunderley, Mynchon in Arkesden, Chyssyll, Ellesnam and Terlyng, advowsons of the vicarages of Walden, Arkesdon, Magna Chyssyll, Ellesnam and Terlyng, Essex; and all other lands in Walden, Brokewalden, Lyttebury, Newporte, Pounces, Matenys, Seynt Alottys, Thunderley, Arkesden, Beerden, Assheden, Wenden Magna, Wenden Parva, Henham, Depden Elmedon, Terlyng, Leigbes, Hatfeld Peverell, Boreham, Whitteham, Blakenotley, Falborne and Fairsted, Essex, Lynton and Reche, Camb., and Sturmer, Suff.; and the manors of Corney Bury, Braughynge, and Mylkeley, Herts; rectories and advowsons of Braughyng, Leyston, and Alswike; and all other lands in Braughyng, Mylkeley, Corney Bury, Leyston, Buntyngford, Wydyale, Westmyll, Ware, Stondon, Nuttehamsted, Barkewaye, Thorley and elsewhere, Herts; with reservations; to John Eyre and James Vawdye, to be regranted within a month to Sir Thomas and dame Eliz. his wife, and the heirs of the said Sir Thos. for ever. Berechurch, 8 Sept. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 28.
7. Hugh Patric of Stafford, butcher. General pardon. Canterbury, 8 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII., Del. Berechurche, 17 Sept. P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 16.
8. Monastery of Whitbye, Yorks. Congé d'élire to the prior and convent. Knol, 16 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurch, 18 Sept.—P.S.
9. Thos. Hemysley. Lease of the warren of coneys called Potterly warren in the lordship of Temple Hurst, Yorks., now in his tenure, and parcel of the lands of Sir Thos. lord Darcy, attainted; also a pasture called Corner close, a parcel of the demesne lands of the said lordship; with reservations; for 21 years at 10l. rent for the warren, and 23s. 4d. for the pasture, as extended by the survey of Ric. Pollard. Del. Westm., 18 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. b. Pat. p. 1, m. 14.
10. Edw. Fenys lord Clynton and Saye, and Eliz. his wife. Licence to alienate the manors of Folkeston alias Fulkeston and Waltum, Kent, to Thos. Crumwell lord Crumwell. Westm., 18 Sept. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII., p. 3 m. 13.
11. Anth. Dennye, yeomen of the Wardrobe of Robes. To be Keeper of the Royal Household in the Palace of Westminster, with fees of 6d. a day. Westm., 20 Sept. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 12.
12. Thos. Stevenson, alias Barwyke. To be Rougecrosse pursuivant at arms, with fees of 10l. from Michaelmas last. Penshurst, 18 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurche, 20 Sept.—P.S.
13. Peter Leycestre of Nethercabley, Cheshire, s. and h. apparent of John Leycestre. Pardon for the death of Henry Newhall slain by him. Otford 23 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Wesm., "xxij die, auno subscripto" (uo month stated in P.S, but enrolled 22 Sept.)—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 12.
14. Wm. Latymer, clk. Presentation to the college or chapel of Corpus Christi, beside the church of St. Laurence near Candlewike Strete, London, vice Thos. Starkey, elk., dec. Del. Terlyng 24 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 13.
15. Geoff. Loveday, one of the sewers of the King's Chamber. To be customer and collector of the poundage on wool and fleeces in Calais, vice Sir James Worsley, dec. Otford. 22 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Berechurch, 24 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 17.
16. Anth. Barker, chaplain. Presentation to the vicarage or parish church of All Saints, Westham, London dioc, void by the death of Robt. Paynter, and at the King's disposal by the assignation hâc vice of Thos. Godsalve. Del. Terlyng, 25 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 13.
17. Thos. Weldon and Cecilia his wife. Grant, in fee, of the manor of White Waltham, Berks, with the advowson of the vicarage and all lands there, which belonged to the monastery of Chertesey, Surrey, now dissolved, in as full manner as John Cordrey, the late abbot, held them; with reservations: at 345. 3d. rent. Del. Westm., 26 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 48.
18. Sir Wm. Pykerynge. Grant, in fee, of the following possessions which were found by inquisitions p.m. taken at Wye, Kent, 6 May 30 Hen. 8, before Roger Hoorne, escheator, to have belonged to Wm. Knelle of Brokelond, Kent, yeoman, attainted, at the time of the perpetration of his treasons, i.e.,13 Sept. 29 Hen. VIII., viz.:—
A messuage, barn, and 38 acres 1 rood of marsh land in Brokelond, Kent, and 14 acres of land in Ivechurche, holden of Thos. archbp. of Canterbury, as of his manors of Aldyngton and Bylsington; 16 acres of the land aforesaid, holden of the King in socage as of the manor of Boxeley; 16 acres 3 roods in Brckeland, holden of the abbot and convent of St. Augustine without the walls of Canterbury, as of their manor of Wyke; 4 acres of land in Ivechurch, holden of Ric. Engeham as of his manor of More Courte; a small messuage and one acre of marsh land in Brokeland, holden also of the manor of Wyke; 3 other acres of marsh land in Brokeland, holden in socage of the prior of St. John's of Jerusalem in England as of his manor of Swynfeld; certain other acres of marsh land in Brokeland, partly holden of the King as of the manor of Boxley, and partly of St. Augustine's as of the manor of Wyke; a piece of marsh land called Hikks Asshe in Snargate, Kent, holden in socage of Sir Wm. Hawte, as of his manor of Blakemanton; a messuage and barn called Bakers, and 72 acres of marsh land in Snave, Kent, holden also as of the manor of Wyke; 20 other acres of marsh land in the parishes of Ivechurch and Brokeland, holden in socage of the said archbp. as of his manor of Aldyngton, and of the prior and convent of Christchurch, Canterbury, as of their manor of Apuldore; a messuage and barn called Barnards, and 117 other acres of marsh land in Ivechurch, holden also as of the manors of Aldyngton, of Wyke, and of the master and brethren of Domus Dei, Dover, as of their manor of Honychild; a messuage and barn and 25 acres of land in the parish of Stone in the island of Oxney, Kent, holden also as of the manor of Aldyngton: a messuage and barn and 2 acres of land in Apuldore, holden in socage as of the manor of Apuldore; and a messuage, 2 barns, a mill house, a stable, and 130 acres of land and wood called Goseburnes, in the parishes of Kenerton and Apuldore, Kent, holden as of the manor of Apuldore, and of the said escheator as of his manor of Kenerton.
Also 10 messuages, tenements, or cottages in the several tenures of Chris. Shorte, Katherine Fryday, Thos. Bonstoule, Alex. Maryott, Robt. Willes, John Daberd, Thos. Turnebull, Thos. Lucas, and Miles Tokar, in the parish of St. Mary "att Ax," London, 12s. rent which Robt. Palmer pays to the King for a tenement, late of Thos. Oxebridge there, 2s. rent due from the fraternity of Fletchers, London, for a tenement called "le Fletchers Hall" there, and all other lands, &c. in the said parish, which belonged to the late monastery, or priory of Holy Trinity, commonly called Christischurche, London, now dissolved; as held by Nich. Hancocke, the late prior. To hold in fee by the annual rent of 12s. Del. Westm., 26 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 15.
19. Ric. Benson, King's chaplain. Presentation to the prebend of Huntyngton in Hereford Cathedral, vice Thos. Parker, dec. Otford, 22 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Sept.—P.S.
20. Wm. Woodward, rector of Dodeswell, Worc., dioc, and John Savage, rector of Quatte, Cov. and Lich. dioc. Licence to hold other benefices to the annual value of 60l. and be non-resident. The latter privilege is granted in consideration of their having been benefactors of the King's chaplain Edm. Boner, and being now old and infirm. Westm., 9 May, 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.
21. John Pek, esquire of the Royal Body, and Nich. Pek, his son. To be, in survivorship, door-ward of Sandale castle, Yorks., and keeper of the little park there, on surrender of patent 23 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII., granting the same offices to the said John alone vice James Ascue, dec. Oking, 23 July, 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
22. Wm. Hunt. To be keeper of the King's hand-guns and demy-hawks in the Tower of London; with 10d. a day from Easter 29 Hen. VIII. Canterberie, 6 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 Sept.— P.S.
492. Sir Richard Gresham, Lord Mayor of London, to Henry VIII. (fn. n25)
Cleop. E. iv.
B. M.
Burnet, vi.
Strype's Eccl.
Mem. i. i.
Near and within the city of London there are three hospitals, St. Mary's Spytell, St. Bartholomew's, and St. Thomas', and also the new abbey of Tower Hill, founded and endowed for the aid of poor and impotent people, not to maintain canons, priests and monks to live in pleasure. Requests that the mayor and aldermen may have the rule of them. Signed.
P. 1, open sheet. Add.
493. Cambridge, Austin Friars.
R. O. Surrender of the priory and all its possessions in co. Camb., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof.—————(blank) 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by John Hardy man, prior, and three others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 14.]
Without seal.
494. Cambridge, Black Friars.
R. O. Surrender (by Greg. Doddes, prior, &c.) of the priory and all its possessions in co. Camb., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. —————(blank) 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Gregorius Dodus, prior, Robertus Parens, subprior, and 14 others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report. App. ii. 14.]
Without seal.
495. Cambridge, Grey Friars.
R. O. Surrender of the wardenry or house and all its possessions in co. Camb. and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. ——(blank), 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Wm. Whyte, warden, Thos. Dysse, doctor Robt. Weight, doctor, John Fakun, vice-warden, and 20 others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 14.]
Without seal.
496. University of Cambridge to Henry VIII.
Add. MS.
5873, f. 95. b.
B. M.
Beg him to give to the University one of the dissolved monasteries, and found a college as an eternal monument of his name. The Vice-Chancellor will tell him by word of mouth what a benefit it would be to the university if he would give them the Franciscan convent, where their assemblies were formerly held. Pray for his preservation and that of prince Edward. "Orator Th. Smithus."
Modern copy. Lat. pp. 3.


  • n1. Bonny on the Loire above Briare.
  • n2. Perhaps Abevan. See Nos. 267, 369.
  • n3. A house of Grey Friars in Suffolk.
  • n4. Newington, near Milton, in Kent.
  • n5. Roger Lupton is named as the provost in § 2 and § 3.
  • n6. Mutilated; supplied from § 2 and § 3.
  • n7. This item, which is omitted by mistake in § 2, ought to have been 6l. 6s. 7½d., as appears by § 3; otherwise the total would be inaccurate.
  • n8. See Vol. V. No. 897.
  • n9. The full name appears in a list of the Marquis's servants, which will be found noted among the November documents.
  • n10. In these cases lands briefly indicated are given in exchange.
  • n11. These are annuities granted by religious houses, confirmed by the Court.
  • n12. No letters patent noticed in these cases.
  • n13. Surname left blank in MS.
  • n14. His wife's sister. See 3 Oct.
  • n15. Of Christchurch, Canterbury. The writer was warden of the manors belonging to the cathedral priory.
  • n16. The infant duke of Longueville.
  • n17. Margaret daughter of Charles duke of Venòme and niece of the duchess of Guise, married Francis duke of Nevers in 1538. Anderson's Royal Genealogies, p. 629.
  • n18. So according to the Spanish Calendar.
  • n19. Isabella, sister of Charles V.
  • n20. This document was erroneously placed in the State Papers among letters of the year 1536, and the error was repeated in this Calendar, Vol. XI., No. 382.
  • n21. See No. 181.
  • n22. The house of the White Friars, Calais.
  • n23. Hereford. So in MS., but apparently Haverford West was intended, for the Black Friars of Hereford was leaded. See No. 184 (6), where the note about the lead agrees with § 1 of this No.
  • n24. The name is given as Fuller in the enrolment where it first occurs in the grant.
  • n25. This letter seems to have been written before the 11 August (sec No. 72); but the evidence of its date was not observed in time enough to insert it in its proper place.