Henry VIII: October 1538 21-25

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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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October 1538 21-25

21 Oct. 663. The Star Chamber.
Landsd. Ms.
6, f. 33.
B. M.
In a catalogue of punishments for forgery adjudged by the Star Chamber, the first is:—
21 Oct. 30 Hen. VIII. John Butler, for forging false obligations, was adjudged to stand in the pillory at Westminster Palace, and also at London, on a market day.
The MS. is in an Elizabethan hand.
21 Oct. 664. King's College, Cambridge, to Cromwell.
C. iii. 460.
B. M.
Expressing their great obligations to Cromwell, especially for the goodwill shown to them in his conversations with their provost, Day. Are too poor to reward him, but hope he will relieve their poverty by his influence with the King. The bearer, provost Day, will further express their meaning. Cambridge, xii. kal. Nov.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: D Crumwello, D. Privati Sigilli et Regiæ Maj. a consiliis secretioribus domino. Endd.
665. Antony Kyngston to Cromwell.
Recommending the bearer, Cromwell's servant, Morgan Jonys. There are many "pretty things" in Gloucestershire wherein Cromwell may prefer him. Paynswiche, 21 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
666. Staffordshire Monasteries.
Add. Ms.
17,041, f. 86.
Account by John Scudamore of sales made of stuff of divers monasteries in co. Staff. 23 Sept. to 21 Oct. 1538:—
B. M.
Supp. Off Mon.
Bordesley.—Sale made 23 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Items (specified) purchased by Ralph Sheldon, Mr. Markeham, Fulk Greville, a servant of the bp. of Worcester, Mr. Morgan, and Thos. Norton. Grey Friars, Stafford.—Sale, 27 Sept. Purchasers, Edw. Scudamore, the town of Stafford, bailiff of Stafford, Rob. Doryngton, and a number of others (named). Buildings sold to Jas. Lusone; the wall next the town to the township. There are two bells, one a "sauncebelle," and the other of 10 cwt. Estimate of lead. Austin Friars. Stafford:—Sale, 27 Sept. Purchasers named: some of them the same as in the Austin Friars. Buildings sold to Jas. Leuson and others. Estimate of remainder. Grey Friars, Lichfield:— Sale, 4 Oct. Many purchasers named. Crokesden:—Sale, 15 Oct. Purchasers Mr. Basset, Sir Thos. Gilbert, and Edm. Wetheryns, of Chekeley parish, and John Ferne. Rouceter:—Sale 16 Oct. Purchasers John Forman, Wm. Loghtonhouse, and Wm. Bagnall. Hylton:—Sale, 21 Oct., to Stephen Bagott.
Pp. 9 (long narrow: pages).
21 Oct. 667. Wriothesley, Vaughan, and Carne to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P. viii. 74.
Although we have nothing further to report, as our entry into communication is delayed, we take the opportunity of this messenger to signify that we find the Regent and nobles on that side all favourable, to outward appearance. Refer further to the bearer, Mr. Browne. Compiegne, 21 Oct. Signed.
Add. Endd.
21 Oct. 668. Wriothesley to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. viii. 75.
I received your letter by Barnabe with the other writings, and like the same right well, hoping the device will succeed. Does not trust men's countenances: trusts rather that they see us as necessary for the Emperor as he is for us, and that he cannot find another like alliance in Christendom. "For this I take for a plain resolucion that whatsoever] h . . . . . . s. . . said he woll never put Myllain in the [French king's] h[ands ne y]et in [none] other hande that he shal not accompte himself and his posteritie sure of." (fn. n1) If it came into his possession "whose appetite he knoweth stank satiable "he must bid a vale shortly to all the rest he has in Italy, and he would be glad to get us to join him to keep it from their hands. Thinks the bestowal of his two kinswomen may also move him, and the remembrance of the friendship shown him by the King. Complains of want of instructions what to offer in treating of the two marriages. States the course they intend to pursue until otherwise instructed. Will endeavour to get them to state their terms first, and if they press to begin with the marriages, will take first that which touches the lady Mary and bind them chiefly to three points: (1.) That Don Loys shall by a certain day be invested in Milan, with remainder to the heirs of their two bodies. (2.) That they shall take her as she is, and never make any claim by her, but in default of issue, male or female, "that title to be given unto her now by the King's Majesty as the same hath been offered." (3.) If he should hereafter succeed by her right to the Crown of England, he shall be bound to all the laws of the realm at this day in ure without alteration. As for the dower, time of marriage, her traduction and her return at liberty, &c, hope to arrange pretty well. As to the other marriage, (fn. n2) mean first to press that the King may see her, "after to taste them for the payment of her dowry by assignment in Flanders;" for the title of Denmark and aid to the recovery of the same, "which I care not for my little wit though it were scraped out of the hook. For her traduction, time of solemnisation and other things we shall jomble with them all we may till we may hear more certain matter from thence." If they should in respect of straiter amity, press us for aid against the Turk or contribution to the defence of Milan, we purpose against those things to set our pension, and see what aid they will give us to compel the French to pay it; and also demanding that they shall take no peace without the King.
The duke of Arschot's son is going to the Emperor in post with news of this gay entertainment, and as we hear, Don Diego also goes shortly. The duke of Vendôme is a great wooer to the duchess of Milan, but we hear not that he receives any comfort. Hear that the treatment of Mr. Browne and his colleague (fn. n3) has been as different as possible from theirs. Thinks the 100l. Cromwell gave him, and the plate that he * * * would have been missed for the King's reputation; for without it in this triumph they should have been miserable ambassadors, but have done their best for the King's honour, as Mr. Browne and Mr. Seymour can declare. Compiegne, 21 Oct.
Mr. Browne and Mr. Kerne were also honourably treated by the Regent.
Begins: "Pleaseth your Lordship." Injured by damp, gall-stained, and mutilated.
22 Oct. 669. Chicksand Priory.
R. O.
Rymer xiv.
Surrender of the monastery and all its possessions in co. Beds, and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 22 Oct. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by John the prior and six monks, the last being John Whyt the confessor, and by Margaret Burton, prioress, and 17 nuns. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 16.]
Seal slightly injured.
Enrolled [Cl. Boll, p. 2, no. 45] as acknowledged same day before Ric. Layton, LL.D.
22 Oct. 670. Derlegh Abrey.
R. O.
Rymer xiv.
Surrender of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. Derb., Notts., Staff., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof' 22 Oct. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Thos. Rag, abbot; Win. Stanbanks, prior; Ric. Machyn, sub-prior; and 10 others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 16.]
Seal injured.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 1, no. 39] as acknowledged same day before Thos. Legh, LL.D.
22 Oct. 671. Sir Ric. Gresham to Cromwell.
Has offered the King to purchase of him certain lands belonging to the house of Fountains to the value of 350l. a year, at 20 years' purchase deducting from the amount 1,000l. which he delivered, by the Cardinal's command, to the duke of Buckingham when he went to Guisnes, in return for which the Cardinal received of the Duke two bonds, in which he and Sir Thos. Woodehowsse and others stood bound to the King. These bonds were delivered to the Cardinal by Mr. Mekelowe, treasurer of the King's Chamber, for the express purpose that Ghresham should be repaid in customs, which he is not yet. Of the remaining 6,000l., will pay 3 000l in hand and the rest in yearly instalments of 500l. Begs Cromwell to learn the King's pleasure. London, 22 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
22 Oct. 672. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. By bearer I received your letters to the lord Privy Seal, Mr. Rolle, and others, which I have delivered. I also delivered to my lord Privy Seal's yeoman of his cellar the piece of French wine. I presented it to my Lord saying it must be drunk out forthwith. He asked if it were good, and I told him no better came from Calais this year. He thanked you, and said that, where you wrote that you would not lay his promise to his charge, he would not fail to do his best in your suits for the annuity and the Friars. As to the obtaining of new letters to the earls of Bridgewater and Hertford, he says that shall not need, as the King's pleasure is already declared in writing to my lord Chancellor and the judges of the Common Pleas. When my Lady comes she shall not lack the best that he can do for her. Where you write that you know of no warrant of 19l. to Geo. Rolles: at my last being at Calais, my Lady, standing in the great window in the chamber, asked you for it, and then commanded me to make it. Then at my coming to Dover, my Lady, at her departing from thence to Calais, signed and sealed my patent, and at your departing overnight you signed and sealed my said patent and the said warrant, and also a warrant for Worley. Reminds Lisle that he cannot live without money, but if it seem ill earned he is willing to return it. Mr. Smith of the Exchequer says that if Lisle had followed his counsel, and sued out process against Sir Weston Brown's son and heir before the recognisance was forfeited, Lisle and the others who were in that bond should have been discharged. Now the King has 180l. of his goods, which was worth 300l., and there is paid by my lord of Sussex, lord Ferrers, and lord Hussey 300l., so that the King is more than full paid, and yet the heir charged with the whole; and all this cannot discharge Lisle unless the heir come to account, which can only be at the King's suit. If he account, the King must of very conscience release Lisle. Both Mr. Smith and Mr. More promise their assistance. As to the subsidy, there is no help in the Exchequer: Lisle should write a gentle letter to Vincent Monday and Mr. Smith, my lord Chancellor's servant, who are the collectors.
My lord marquis Dorset will have no less than 30l. a year, but if you write him a loving letter he will perhaps take 20l. a year. As to lodging for my Lady, Mr. Rolle is sorry he has no room. Cannot as yet get the bows from Sir Chr. Morrys, who promises them at the King's price. As Mr. Bonham comes not I will do my best to get another merchant for Soberton. Mr. Bryan is well amended, and Mr. Speccott will homeward in eight days. I send a letter of my lord Privy Seal's which a Frenchman delivered me. As to the furtherance of Dodyngton and his fellow I will do my best, but their writings are very slender. As for Paynswick, my lord Privy Seal's counsel have shown me that you appointed for it with my Lord at Dover and promised to get my Lady's consent. This' Mr. Polsted showed me. Asks instructions. I send by bearer the indenture betwixt Mr. Dudley, my lord Delaware, and you, which Mr. Smith delivered me three days ago. My Lady's jointure is as sure as learned counsel can devise. It has been very ill kept, as you will see; I bought this box to save it. Your bailey of Kybworth says you lose for lack of a steward there, and desires you to make no grant of any hold there till you hear from him. London, 22 Oct.
Debank is here now for his pension. You shall find a bond of his kinsman's in the chest that came from Soberton: if it be sent I will put the executors in suit. Ryngeley continues his suit.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
22 Oct 673. [Sir] J. Russell to Cromwell.
R. O. I have received your commendations by my lord Admiral, and perceive how much I have been bounden to your Lordship in my absence, for your good report of me. Begging your Lordship, if the King ask for me, to make my excuse; for I have not been well since my sickness, but this week only. I trust to be at Court this Allhallowmas. Cheynes, 22 Oct. Signed.
P . 1. Add: Lord Crumwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Ao xxxo
22 Oct.. 674. Dr. John London to Cromwell.
R. O. After I last wrote, I searched and found the conduit of the late Grey Friars is set almost a mile from Coventry, and is better than that of the town and has a better head: much of the city shall lack water if they do not purchase it of the King. Here I have laid down the idolatry of two chapels where offering was to an image of Our Lady and to a "rode." There is a very evil custom in Coventry, grounded upon the insatiable covetousness of the monks. In all Coventry be but two parish churches, which stand with the priory as it were in one churchyard in the heart of the city. When pestilence reigns, the curates of both churches collect the corpses at the great church door of the .priory in the cemetery and there leave them till after dirige or mass in the parish church. Then a rich man pays a noble or 10l. (qu, 10s.?), or a poor man 12d., for assoylement, and all, eveu if they be 20, and all died of the plague, must lie in the porch till the monk with his stole give them (as they call it) assoylement. I have advertised the prior to leave it, and yon will do well to annul it. If the town could obtain the White Friars' church and churchyard it would be a more wholesome burial ground, for it lies out of the heart of the city. Coventry, 22 Octobris.
Hoi., p. 1. Add : Privy Seal. Endd.
23 Oct. 675. Crammer to Cromwell.
R. 0.
C.'s Letters 384.
Recommends Nicholas Bacon, of Gray's Inn, for the vacant town clerkship of Calais, and asks him to write to the mayor and other officers to elect him. Lambeth, 23 Oct. Signed.
P . 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
23 Oct. 676. Thos. Prior of Christchurch, Canterbury to Cromwell.
R. O. Thanks Cromwell for his letter received by his servant, John Anthony, allowing the writer to keep his present lodging for life. It is but a poor thing, but nigh the church and a place he has long continued in. Hears from Anthony that Cromwell will also be good lord to him in matters concerning his living. Knows not how to help himself without Cromwell's favour, -without which he would rather die than live, if it were God's pleasure.
Anthony will take Cromwell an answer to what he wrote concerning his servants, the said Anthony and Ant. Auger, with which the prior hopes he will be content. Canterbury, Wednesday, 23 Oct. Signed.
P . 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
23 Oct. 677. Vice Chancellor and University of Cambridge to Cromwell.
R.O When they consider the King's ardent desire for the increase of virtue and good learning and Cromwell's continued and propense furtherance of the same, they cannot but have great hope that by turning the houses dedicated to vain religion, into colleges of true and sincere doctrine, learning and virtue will be greatly augmented. Hear that Master Hynde, sergeant at law, who has not always been "friendful"to the university, is appointed keeper of the Grey Friars, the custody whereof was given by the Visitors to the university. Fear this will be prejudicial in their suit for obtaining the forfeited houses to be converted into places of learning, which they hoped, from Cromwell's comfortable words, would be speedily brought to pass. Beg that the university, "who "now is in possession of them to the King's behoof, may still keep them, till the King wishes otherwise to employ them. Desire credence for the bearer. At Cambridge, in our regent house, 23 Oct.
P . 1. Add,: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
23 Oct. 678. [Mayor and Corporation of] Northampton to Cromweil.
R. O. Remind him of their last suit to him at Antell for help considering the great charges of their feefarm. Hearing that the four friar houses in the town are likely to be suppressed, ask him to speak to the King that the town may have part of them. Northampton, 23 Oct. Subscription lost.
P . 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.: The maior of Northampton and his brethren.
23 Oct. 679. Mayor and Corporation of Saltash to Cromwell.
R. O. Complain of wrongs done to them by divers evil-disposed persons concerning the liberties of the town in the water of Thamer. Desire credence for the bearer. Without help, they will not be able to pay the King's ferm. Saltayshe, 23 Oct. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed.: Willm. Brende, Majre of the Kynges Graces seid town of Saltayshe—William Hechyns— Nycollase Trawyse—Peter Grayslus—Thomas Helyer (fn. n4) —John Barret (fn. n4) — Robert Lucas (fn. n4) —Edward Lambard—Edmond Rethe (fn. n4) —John Grygge (fn. n4) — Robt. Wyll (fn. n4) —Edward Saunders (fn. n4) —John Cossyn—Rychard Marke—John Gayche (fn. n4) —Thomas Gayche (fn. n4) —Edward Roddan—John Androwe, (fn. n4)
P. 1. Add. Endd.
23 Oct. 680. France and the Low Countries
Egerton MS.
990, f. 38G.
Additional articles to the treaties of Nice and Bomy, agreed to between Francis I., and the queen of Hungary. La Fere, 23 Oct. 1538.
B. M.
Leonard II.
French, modern copy, pp. 7.
24 Oct. 681. Dale Abbey.
R. O.
Rymer xiv.
Surrender of the monastery and all its possessions in cos Derb., Notts., Leic, Ntht., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 24 Oct. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by John Bebe, abbot, Ric. Wheytteley, prior, and 15 others, three of whom sign with marks. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. n. 18.]
No seal.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 1, no. 47] as acknowledged before Thos. Legh, LL.D.
24 Oct. 682. S. Vaughan to Cromwell.
R. O. As the bearer who brought me a horse from my wife, returns into England, I thought good to write, though I have no matter of importance, of our arrival at Cambraye from Compiegne this day. We were desired by the Regent's secretary, as she intends in her return to lie in villages, to go before her to Brussels, for she would not have us troubled with evil lodgings by the way. As this was Mr. Wriothesley's sick day, we rest in Cambray till tomorrow morning. We will write in a day or twain by post. Of an Italian of some credit I learned that the Turk took three ships and two galleys of Andreas Doria. "Mr. Wryothesley lying on his bed and in the midst of his fit hath him most humbly commended to your Lordship." Cambrey, at 3 p.m., 24 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Flanders,
24 Oct. 683. Silvester Darius to [James V.].
Royal MS.
18 B vi.
"Sauctissimus, dominus noster, recon[ci]liatis ac penitus pacatis [Cae]saris Regisque Christianissimi antmis, ex Nicea Masylien . . . . . [ea] qua, decuit pompaet hilari fronte a seuatu populoque R[omano] acceptus fuit, Sanctitatique suae ut optimo et Sanctissimo pontifici e[t] pyincipi (?) triumphales arcus erecti fuere, in quibus et status et titul[us fa]berrime sculpti tanti monumeni laboris vel potius pietatis erga rempublicam Christianam spectabantur, gratiaeque Deo Optimo Maximo actae quoniam justa. Sanctitatis Suae desideria faecundaverit."The Pope, together with the Emperor and the Venetians, has equipped a great fleet, with Andrew Doria. for general, Barbarossa has taken three or four of our galleys and a merchant ship. It is said that the Venetians refused to assist in this battle. The Emperor has promised in marriage to Octavius Farnese, the Pope's nephew, his widowed daughter, (fn. n5) whom he had promised to Alexander de Medicis, duke of Florence, now dead. The marriage will shortly be celebrated with great pomp in Rome. Mount Vesuvius has set on fire all the neighbouring country and the city of Puteoli. It is reported that the duke of Urbino has died in Illyria, where he was serving the Venetians against the Turks. Borne, 24 Oct. 1538
Lat. Copy, p. 1.
25 Oct.
684. Thomas a Becket's Shrine.
Vatican MS.
xxxii. 494.
Note that in, Consistory. 25 Oct. 1538 the Pope announced the new cruelty and impiety of the king of England, who had commanded the body of St. Thomas of Canterbury to be burnt and the ashes scattered to the wind, and had despoiled the shrine of the numerous vases of gold and precious stones that were there. His Holiness appointed cards. Campeggio, Ghjnucci, Contarini and St. Sixtus to discuss and report upon these things.
Lat. From a modern transcript in R . 0.
685. Thomas a Becket.
R. O. Constitutions made by Henry II. when in Normandy, which he ordered the justices and all the people of England to swear to, in connection with his quarrel with Becket, mainly to prevent an interdict being brought into the kingdom.
Lat., pp. 6. Copy in Sadler's hand.
686. Italian News.
Vit. B. xiv.
B. M.
"Lo stato presence d'ltalia e assai quieto. Due cose vis. . . . . . . . . . . . . pertuibarlo. L'una e, che ognihuomo confessa, che la . . . . . . . . . . . . Barbarossa, in mareal parangone sie mostrata piu. . . . . . . . . . de Christiani. Per laqual cosa lo Imperadore et prin . . . . . . . . . . . Venetiani, oltra che hanno spesa et danno intolera[bile]. . . . . . . in mare non saranno molto secure; nonostante che ultimamente. . . . . . . . .L'altra cosa, che potrebbe far perturfaatipne e, che esse[ndo mortoili Signer] Francesco Maria duca d'Urbino, e successo il figliuol[o GuidoUbaldo] che si nominava duca di Camerino. Costui gli anni [passati fu] interdetto et scommunicato, perche, come possete sapere, . . . . . . . . . di Clemente, prese per moglie una figliupla, che sola e[ra erede del] duca passato di Camerino, (fn. n6) et fecisi Duca, non osta[nte che lui] fosse commaandato, che non dovesse entrare in quel d[ucato senza] lautorita della chiesa di Roma. Da poi essendo sta. . . . . . . . . che Francesco Maria patre di costui fosse capitano ge[eral dell' armata per] terra contra Turchi, et promettendosi che Guido Ub[aldo] . . . . . col patre a tale impresa, il Papa sospese l'interdelto p . . . . . . . . . nel quale fossero occupatinella guerra contra Turch[i] . . . . . . essendo morto il patre, lo interdetto e stato di duovo p[ublicato] contra il figliuolo, narrando nella causa, ne lu . . . . . . . . essere andato contra Turchi, benche si puo dire, che . . . . . . . . .stati mandati. Oltra di questo si ragiona maxime . . . . . . . . . lo desiderano, che se Guido Ubaldo non obedisce, gli . . . . . . . .guerra. Questa cosa a costoro preme molto forte, et . . . . . . . . .che si cerchi per ogni via di operare, che Guido Uba[ldo] . . . . . . lasciare Camerino, il quale difficilmente si potrebbep . . . . . . . . . . essendo ben guardato, et che si faccia instantia . . . . . . . . . . . da quali Guido Ubaldo puo sperare qualche favo[re] . . . . . . . . . . et lo astrengano a lasciar Camerino. Il . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ore, et in questo seguitale pedate di suo patre, et dicesi [che si] contentera di far lo Imperadore giudice di questa differentia . . . si giudica da mohi, che se lo Imperatore vorra commandarlo, [il d]uca cedera di Camerino. (fn. n7)
"[II] Signor Ascanio Colonna, huomo di ottanta mija ducati dentrata [per] anno, ad instantia de creditori e stoto scommunicato. Dicesi . . . [c]he per questa cosa vuole andare in Hispagna a Cesare. [Qu]esto signore e parente stretto al duca d'Urbino.
" . . . t per dire anchora di questi duchi d'Urbino, il morto hebbe gia . . . . Julio Secondo, suo zio, un titolo che e Prefeetus Urbis [R]omae. A giorni passati crearono Urbis praefectum il [S]or Ottavio Farnese, figiiuolo del Signor Pier Aluisi, et nepote del Papa, et in quel medesimo giorno si parlo di Thomaso Cantuariensa, et intendo che, ragionandosi di tal cosa, disse haver di questa sentito maggior dolore che dell essersi ritirata l'armata de Christiani dinanzi a quella de Turchi. Per letere dello ambasciadore Cesareo costi questa corfe haveva inteso il successo. Ognihucmo ha voluto leggere nel breviario la leggenda di S. Thomaso
"Venne poco appreso a Roma Madaina Margarita figliuola dello Imperadore, gia duchessa di Firenze, et entro assai triomphantemente. 11 Signor Ottavio Prefectus Urbis lha sposata. Il matrimonio si consumera a Pasqua. In questo mezzo lo sposo, che e nioito giovinetto .si fara valene
"[Q]ui non si ritrahe che in Francia tra il Re et la Regina d'Hungheria . . . [so]no state trattate facende d'importantia."
Mutilated. Endd.: A copie [of] the state of Italy.
25 Oct. 687. The Subsidy.
R. O. Account of payments made at the Receipt of Exchequer by the collectors of one fifteenth and tenth, granted to the King by the laity 26 Hen. VIII., from Mich. 30 Hen. VIII. to 25 Oct. following, viz.:—
In Essex, 442l. 135. Id.; Surrey, 94l. 10s. Id.: Midd., 76l.; Hants, 40l.; Norf., 133l.; Staff., 59l. 15s. 4d.; Hunts., 6l. 11s.; Somers.. 80l.; Camb., 56l. 12s.; Berks., 53l. 6s. 8d.; Derb., 165l. 3s.; Glouc, 33l. 4d.; Lane, 46l. 18s. 2d. Total, 1,287l. 19s. 8d
P . 1. Endd.: The book of the l5th.
25 Oct. 688. Repingdon or Repton Priory.
R. O.
Rymer xiv.
Surrender of the monastery with all its possessions in cos. Derb., Nouts, Leie, and elsewhere in England. Wales, and the marches thereof. 25 Oct. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Ralph Clerke, subprior and eight others, three signing with marks. [ See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 38.]
Seal broken.
Enrolled [C/ . Roll, p. 1, no. 44] as acknowledged same day before Thos. Legh, LL.D.
25 Oct. 689. Thomas Legh, LL.D., and William Cavendysh to Cromwell
R.O We received your letters admonishing us in nowise to deface the monastery of Pyppwell; and will observe the same. The prior of Ryptoun died three days ago. We intend to be there on Friday next to dissolve the house as we have done others, or else, because there is no head, to act as occasion shall serve. Darley, 25 October. Signed.
P . 1. Add.: lord Privy Seal. Endd.
25 Oct. 690. Wriothesley, Vaughan, and Carne, to Henry VIII.
"Pleaseth your Majesty,"next day after the departure of Mr. Browne from Compien. early in the morning, with my lord Elect, we left for the Court at Noyon in the way to Laffayer. Arriving there immediately after the departure of the French king and the Queen (fn. n8) towards Laffayer, there came to us the Queen's secretary, who made her commendations and showed us that, considering that the places where she should ledge until her return to Brussels, were out of the common way, and it would be "molestious" for us, especially Wriothesley, being diseased, to follow her, she thought best that we should take the straight road to Brussels, where she would be with all diligence. Replied, we were much bound to her Grace so to tender us, and would gladly follow her advice. Hearing that the King would conduct the Queen homewards as far as Cambray to a house of the bishop of Cambray's "on Syden Half," not past four leagues from thence, we determined to pass together to Cambray. To make sure, we sent Mr. Palmer, one of your menat-arms at Calais, and a man of my lord Elect's towards the Court. Afterwards, having certain news of their departure, my lord Eloct returned to St. Quintynes and we came to Valenciennes. Mr. Palmer overtook us at our entry into this town, about 1 p.m., and brought news that yesterday, Thursday, the King made the Queen and her nobles at La Fayer a great banquet about 10 a.m. That done the King and his wife accompanied the queen of Hungary an English mile or more towards Merle, and then left the Dolphin and duke of Vendôme to conduct her to the entry of this dominion. She could not be induced to stay longer away from home and will be tomorrow or Sunday at Mouns in Hainault where we intend to be also.
The King, on leaving the Queen, went to Guise and will shortly be at Paris for a good season. He defrayed all the cost of the Queen's train; but we cannot as yet "smell" that anything passed between them. Some say he gave jewels worth 50,000 crs. to her and her ladies, some put it at only 30,000 crs. He gave the Queen a diamond worth 20,000 crs. Thought it worth while to send this post to signify "the departure of these personages." The Queen will be at Brussels before Hallowtide. There is news that the Turk's army at sea have met with the Christian navy and sunk three of their galleys. Valenciennes, 25 Oct. late at night. Signed.
In Vaughar's hand, pp. 4. No address.
25 Oct. 691. Edward Carne to [Cromwell].
Galaba B.x.89.
Your Lordship will perceive by the King's letters how all things proceed here. We are on our road to Brussels, where the queen of Hungary has appointed us to go. Now that the French king and her Grace be asundered, I trust it will not be long before she will arrive thither, that we may proceed in the King's affairs. We have hitherto good outward demonstration and gentle entertainment. I beseech you to remember my old suit, that I may have somewhat in my old age to live upon, through your Lordship's means, in whom is all my trust. Valentia, 25 Oct. 1538.
Hol., p. 1.
25 Oct. 692. Bonner to Cromwell.
Calig. E. iv.8.
* * * "advertisement that these great [personages be dep]arted asunder, the knowledge where[of] . . . . . . . . . [se]cret Mr. Wrisleye and his colleagues, (fn. n9) was though . . . . . . . . . . . . should be to the good satisfaction, quietness, and . . . . . . . . of the King's Majesties mind desirous to be a. . . . . . . . . Wherein it may like your Lordship to understand[d]. . . . . . . . .servant returning hither to Savnt Quyntynes this Frida[y] . . . . the clock at afternoon, I understood that yesterda[y] . . . . . morning the French king took his leave of the [Regent there] being at Laffaire where she had from Tuesday . . . . . . . till then continued, and dining at Rubemont ij. Lea[gues] . . . . and iiij. leages from Saynt Quyntyne not fully in . . . . . . . Henault, and clear out of his way to Soyssons,. . . . . . .night at Guise vij. leages from Laffaire and v le[ages] . . . the Lady Regent dining that day at Laffaire. . . . . . . night to bed to Marie iiij. leages from thence, st . . . . . way to Henault. And this Friday the 25th of [October] the French king early in the morning departed . . .. . . . and went iiij. Leages off to dinner to a place called [Tripon, where] as my said servant reported to me, the Lady Regent me[t with the] King again, Tripon being but v leages off from . . . there after dinner the Regent taking clearly her leave . . . night to Vanuo to bed, the same being straight in he[r way to] Henault, and this night the French king returneth [(as my] said servant telleth me) to Vervenne, which is his highway . . . . from whence he intendeth towards Paris, and thereabouts. . . . . .(as is said) this winter. The report is that the French [king] hath defrayed all the charges of the Lady Regent and her train [from] her coming from Cambray till her departing from Tripon, and hath [also] given divers gifts to her ladies and other of her company, and y[et hath] nothing sped of his desires and purposes; which, though he bear[eth it] out as not grieved thereby, and as having had but only matters of hunty[ng] and pastime, yet it is talked that if he had not reckoned upon better success than he hath had, he would not have set forth this assembly so ha . . . ."
Begs commendations to the King. St. Quentm's, 25 October, about 10 p.m. Signed: Edmond Boner.
Hol.,p. 1. Top and right edge much injured. Add.: Privy Seal.
25 Oct. 693. Edmund Haevel to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. viii. 79.
Wrote, on the 3rd. Has heard since from Corfu that on the 26th nit. Andrea Doria went with deliberation to fight Barbarossa, who, against expectation, issued out of Prevesa with all his galleys to meet him; but the fleets were kept stationary by a calm, except that two ships of Venice and two of the Emperor's, a Biscayan and a Portuguese, went forward and fought with 40 Turkish galleys five hours long, of which the Venetians sunk six, losing only 15 men on their part. The Biscayan ship fought extremely with great loss of men, but returned safe, her mast broken and the ship much torn in pieces. The Portingal was sunk. Andrea Doria changed his purpose and would not strike battle that day because his ships could be of no use, and to fight galleys with galleys he thought hazardous, especially considering Barbarossa's boldness. After the battle towards night the wind increased and caused both fleets to withdraw, Barbarossa to Prevesa and Doria to Corfu. By letters of the 8th from thence they had reduced all their ships to 35 and diminished the galleys by 10, of which two were taken by the Turks, one a Venetian the other Papal. It had been resolved to go to Dhachium (Durazzo), occupy and fortify the port, but this Doria deferred owing to the incursions of the Turkish galleys in Corfu. Barbarossa shows himself a great captain, both in counsel and in courage. The Turkish army is in Moldavia, and has besieged three towns of strength. The Caraboldan or Duke of Moldavia has about 30,000 horse. His friend and neighbour king John of Hungary has 40,000 horse in readiness and succours him. Lately king John slew about 5,000 Turks who invaded his country, and none escaped alive, as they were enclosed in certain rivers. The Emperor's daughter the duchess of Florence is gone to Rome to marry with the Pope's nephew, Piero Luigi's son, "not a little to the admiration of men,"the said Piero Luigi being bastard and vicious above any I know in Italy. News came yesterday of the duke of Urbino's death in Pesaro, the chief glory of Italy in military virtue. His son is 25 years old, and follows his father's steps. His State is strong, his father having made many fortresses. Many think the Pope will invade Urbino now. Venice, 25 Oct. 1538.
Hol. Add. Endd.
[25 Oct.] 694. Albanus Hylus to Cromwell.
An Englishman named Anthony (fn. n10) arrived lately at Bologna, an old man of small stature, with a blushing countenance (rubet vultu continuo), and "confidens satis." He bears marks of wounds on his countenance, is totally destitute of learning, knows neither Italian nor Latin. Having talked with him on matters of Italy and England, I asked what he was doing here, as the English seem to have nothing to do with the Romans. I will tell you frankly, he said. Cromwell was my lord, and reposed great confidence in me, but hearing that I was accused of treason I crossed into Flanders, and thinking myself not safe there went on to Italy, and I wish you would come with me as you know the language. No, said I, I have been 12 years at the University of Bologna studying philosophy, theology, Hebrew, and Greek, and I hope some day to return to my country. Three days after he went to Venice, for, as my servant told me, he has brought much gold into Italy. Hearing this I began to suspect mischief, especially as at Bologna he spent four golden angels in three days. Suspected he had stolen it from somebody, perhaps from Cromwell. He went to Venice on the 23rd Oct. to salute cardinal Pole, and. go on to Rome, where he intended to remain. Bologna, 8 calendas Octobrist (fn. n11) 1538.
P. 1. Latin, with a little English at the end.


  • n1. This mutilated passage is mis-read in the State Papers in some words.
  • n2. That of the King with the duchess of Milan.
  • n3. Bonner.
  • n4. All these signatures are in the same hand as the mayor's; the others appear to be autographs.
  • n5. Margaret duchess of Florence
  • n6. Julia, daughter of Giovanne Maria Varana, duke of Camerino who died in 1527.
  • n7. In a modern marginal note made before the fire we read "The Due of Camerino trusteth to the Emp., which makes him soe much the more obstinate, following in that his father's footesteps."
  • n8. The queen of Hungary.
  • n9. Vaughan and Carne.
  • n10. Apparently Anthony Badgegood. See Nos. 416, 433.
  • n11. Apparently an error for Novembris, as the 8th calends of October would be 24 Sept., and the 23d Oct. is mentioned as a past date. '