Henry VIII: November 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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November 1538 21-25

21 Nov. 884. Rob. Warner to Lord Fitzwater.
Titus B. i. 140.
Ellis, 1st Ser.
ii. 96.
News in London is that on Monday was fortnight, were had to the Tower, the marquis of Exeter and Lord Montague, and next day Sir Edw. Nevell; who are all like to suffer death, with Sir Geoffrey Polle, who was in the Tower before. It is for Lord Montague's brother, who is with the bp. of Rome and is an arrant traitor. They would have made foul work in England. My lady Marquis is in the Tower and lady Salisbury in hold, as I heard "my lord" say. The King removed from Westminster on Tuesday 19 Nov., and, thank God, was never merrier. On the Wednesday before he made a banquet, at which were the duke of Suffolk and his wife, my lord my master, and my lady, (fn. n1) the earl of Hertford and his wife, and my lady Lisle, with other maids that were the Queen's women. They lay all night in Court and had banquets in their chambers, and the King's servants to wait upon them, and did not take leave till four o'clock after dinner next day. On the Monday next the King had the lords of the Privy Council to dinner in the banquetting chamber, and next day went to Hampton Court, where he will remain till near Christmas, and then go to Greenwich. There is small speaking of any queen; merely a report that it should be the duchess of Milan. In any case it will be an outlandish woman and will not happen till the spring. My lord your father (fn. n1) has been at London these nine or ten weeks except two days at Soulmas, when he came to Wodham Water and took my lady back with him to tarry a week; but it shall be Monday next before she leaves, which will make three weeks that she has been in London. My Lord tarries still, but will keep Christmas at Wodham Watter. Your lordship and my lady your wife should be there, for I heard my lady say she would be glad of your wife's company.
Churcheman the draper has your lordship in suit in the Common Pleas, but I got a "turney for you" and he cannot hurt you this term. Remember the promise Sir Hwan your chaplain made for you when in London. I have charged Henry Myne to be your attorney, whom you must reward, for he would take nothing from me. I fear the skinner and Horton, the goldsmith, will play the same game. Please get my uncle Hubbarde and my aunt to forbear the 20 nobles I owe them until Lady Day in Lent. I should have received 4l. for my fee of Stratford Abbey that my lord has given me, but because it has come to the King's hands I am delayed until next term. Begs him to aid him and to desire Lady Calterope to speak for him. London, 21 Nov.
"I desire your lordship to shew these two last lines to my lady your wife and to my lady Caltrope, which beareth recommendations to them both.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.
21 Nov. 385. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I have twice asked my lord Privy Seal for answer to the letter I delivered him. Touching your lordship's annuity he told my lady when she last communed with him it could not be more than 200l. He says you shall have the Friars, but he makes no despatch of the same. He and my lady ire not yet agreed about Paynswick. I shall be loth to see you a loser. 1,000l. is not so soon gotten. If you were to lose it "in the shire, it were reason you should advance the same in the hundred, which will not rise in 200l. pension, nor yet in the Freres." Bonham hangeth still on my lady for Soberton, but will not pay more than 30l. in hand, and the draper calls for his money. Would God he were paid, and likewise the abbot of Westminster, for better your lordship shall be to pay 10l. than 40l. Can be at no point with my lord Marquis but 40l. a year. I hope your auditor will thorough with Acton this term, or he is not worth his fee. He has paid the abbot of Reading the last half year's pension. My lord Admiral has this day promised to set order for Harwodd's matter. My lady has sent for Mrs. Bryggett; and this morning her ladyship has ridden to my lord Prince and intends to be here again to-morrow night. Vyllers has promised 1 shall see his patent. Mr. Skryven shall be assisted in keeping his courts. Will send Lisle's cap and under cap. Would like to see the indenture of the rent the lord Marquis bears. My lady has not yet spoken to my lord Admiral. Has written to Lane for the two young horses. Has had no time to ask my lord Privy Seal for Fellows's forfeiture. London, 21 Nov.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Sealed.
21 Nov. 886. Cranmer to Cromwell.
R. O.
C.'s letters
Cromwell's servant, Dr. Cave, is willing to resign his prebend in the King's College at Oxford to Cranmer's chaplain Dr. Barber. Asks Cromwell to obtain it from the King in whose gift it is. Lambeth, 21 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
21 Nov. 887. Sir John Seyncler to Cromwell.
R. O. I have much sickness, especially in winter, and cannot come to speak with your lordship. Yesterday, 20 Nov., I was with the abbot of St. John's of Colchester, who asked me how the abbot of St. Osis did, for the bruit was the King would have his house. Answered, the abbot of St. Osis says he is a true subject, and will obey his grace without grudge. The abbot of St. John's replied, "I will not say [so, for] the King shall never have my house but again my will and again my heart, for I know by my learning that he cannot take it by right and law." To which I said "If ye hold such learning as ye learned in Oxenforde when ye were young ye will be hanged, and ye are wordye" and advised him to be a true subject. "My lord, I like not the man, I fear he hath a cankered heart, for he was accused but of late of traitrous words by one William Halle, but he had no witness." Colchester, 21 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Lord Privy Seal.
21 Nov. 888. Monk-Bretton Priory.
R. O.
Rymer xiv.
Surrender (by Wm. Brown, prior, and the convent of Monkbretton alias Burton) of the monastery and all its possessions in co. York and elsewhere in England, Wales, Ireland, and the marches thereof, 21 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by William, the prior, and 13 others (see Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. n. 31).
Seal gone.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 5, No. 60] without mem. of acknowledgment.
21 Nov. 889. The Duke of Savoy.
Leonard, ii.
Ratification anew of the treaty of Nice, by Charles duke of Savoy, as the form of the ratification made by him already was not considered satisfactory. Nice, 21 Nov. 1538.
[22 Nov. (fn. n2) ] 890. Anabaptists.
Soc. Ant.
Procl.ii. 120.
Proclamation by the King as Supreme head in earth under God of the Church of England, ordering all strangers who have lately rebaptised themselves, who deny that the Sacrament of the Altar is the very body of our Lord, and hold and teach other pestilent heresies, to leave the realm in 12 days, whether they have recanted or not, on pain of death. Persons belonging to these sects are forbidden to enter the kingdom; the King's subjects are forbidden to hold such heresies, and all persons are ordered to assist in arresting the guilty.
Black letter. Printed by Thos. Berthelet.
Cleop. E.v.]
2. Later copy of the preceding.
22 Nov. 891. Richard Morgan to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I thank you for your goodness shown to so poor a man as I was at Canterbury at the King's last being there. You will remember at my departure from you there you gave me a bill for the payment of 16l. at Michaelmas last, to be paid by your servant John Hussey, who, however, showed me such reasons that I was well content to forbear it. I must, however, pay on 15 May next a great sum to my brother-in-law, who has married one of Robt. Bailey's daughters, sister to my wife. I beg, therefore, that you will sign the enclosed warrant for the said sum. Lincoln's Inn, 22 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
22 Nov. 892. Sir Richard Bulkeley to Cromwell.
R. O. Renews his suit for a grant of the friar house called Llanvays, lately suppressed, which lies among his lands. Cromwell shall have 100 marks for his pains in the matter. The house and lands are worth only 4 or 5 marks a year, but he wishes to make a dwelling house of it. Bewmares, 22 November. Signed.
P . 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
22 Nov. 893. Lord Lisle to Lady Lisle.
R. O. I heartily thank you for your letter and trust you will use such diligence to bring your purpose and mine to good effect, and to be shortly with me. You may tell my lord Privy Seal that whereas he refuses "to be charged" with any promise, I will not charge him, but put him in mind of what he spoke to me and of his general goodness towards me, for I will do nothing to displease him. Send me no money till you come. Thanks for the venison. Mr. Wrisley, from whom I had a letter this day, desires remembrance, and will be here this Christmas. Let Richard Carry have 40s. Calais, 22 Nov. Signed.
P . 1. Add.
22 Nov. 894. John Worth to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Lord Lisle is in good health and merry, the merrier for receiving a letter from you this day. Divers men who have come from London have reported how graciously the King entertained you at your coming to Court. Mistress Frances and Mistress Phyllyp (fn. n3) have been sick of the ague. I think Mrs. Frances' ague would soon be past if it were your pleasure that Mr. Basset might come to Calais and see her, but Mrs. Phyllyp has the ague every second day. They all greatly desire your coming home, and desire to be commended to their brothers and sisters. Mrs. Phyllyp desires your blessing. Lady Clynton, Master Wyngfylde, lady Grenefylde, lady Garnysche, lady Whetthyll, lady Banestar, Mr. Halle and his wife, Mr. Boys and his wife, with Mrs. Clynton, recommend themselves heartily to you. Mr. Gaynsfurde has married his own maid. All your poor neighbours in your street desire your return. Enclosed is a letter from my mother. Mrs. Mynacheho also sends commendations. The cause of my writing is to ask you to cause Mr. Thacker or Harry Kyllfoyttes (?) to get the enclosed bill signed by the lord Privy Seal to Sir Thos. Dounes and Sir John Fulforde. I trust it will be worth 40l. to me. If the enclosed letter is not well indited I beg you to have it new written and I will pay for it. You must send more silk for your cushions, and they will be made before Christmas. If you get this bill signed I shall shortly be in Devonshire with my poor mother. Calais, 22 Nov.
Hol., pp. 2. Add,: The countys Lysseley.
22 Nov. 895. Thos. Skreven to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Reminds her that she and lord Lisle are bound to him for 105l. On his faith it has scathed him 40 mks. Calais, 22 Nov. 1538. Sends a bill of 4l. for satin and thread.
Hol., p. 1. Add.:——— in London.
22 Nov. 896. The Cardinal of Brindisi to [Card. Farnese.]
Vatican MS. He ought not to have sent the writer's letter (in which he spoke so freely about those two electors) to Poggio for fear some of the Germans in the Emperor's court should write hither of it or that the Emperor might tell it to Londen. (fn. n4) Mentions a petition "del Brandenburg." The Pope should thank the Emperor for the Catholic mind he has shown in those chapters of which the writer sends copies in French and Italian.—Necessity, if the Lutherans are to be deprived of aid outside Germany, of a good peace with France—does not say whether by giving Milan or otherwise, for he is quite indifferent; but peace, for then the Turk will be opposed and perhaps conquered, the king of England punished and the Lutherans without councils or diets will be glad to be received into the bosom of the Church. Thinks his Holiness should write a brief to the elector Joachim of Brandenburg commending his constancy to the Church. Vienna, 22 Nov 1538.
Italian, pp. 3. From a modern extract in R. 0. headed: Del nuncio Aleandro Girolamo, del giorno 22 Novembre 1538. Begins; Rmo et IIImo Seg. mio sempre ossmo.
897. John Dove (fn. n5) to Lord [Lisle.]
R. O. Whereas my Lady has promised to do her diligence for a commission for the Friars, I hope it may be done shortly, as I am weary of the heavy burden. I should be glad if you would have a writing under our convent seal to render to you all the title we have in the house, "which I think would be no hindrance to the expedition of your suit in it, keeping it close to yourself, for because the people shall not wonder at me in surrendering it to your Lordship." As you have perused the counterpart of Mr. Porter's indenture, if you will send it to her Ladyship you shall have it again. If not, I shall be compelled to seek some friend in England who can put the matter in execution, which I should be loth to do. The sooner your Lordship follows your suit in these premises, the better, especially before the return of Mr. Wrysley "for his great trust is in him." Signed: John Dove, inceptor in divinity and prior as yet.
When you write to my Lady, please to make my commendations.
Hol., p. I. Add.: To his most singular and especial good Lord.
23 Nov. 898. Lady Lisle to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I have come here at an ill time and am compelled to wait. I have seen my lord Prince, who is the goodliest babe that ever I set mine eye upon. I pray God make him an old man, for I should never be weary of looking on him. I saw also my lady Mary and ray lady Elizabeth. My lady Mary asked heartily after you and desired to be commended. The visit was costly, for no one comes there but with great rewards. My lord Privy Seal says your annuity shall be only 200l., and I dare not speak to the King for fear of his displeasure. As for Paynswick, I am yet at no determinate point, but Mr. Pollerd hath been in hand with me. I think he expects to have the 1,000l. released for the pleasures he has done to you and me, especially concerning my son's inheritance. I trust to his honor that he will not desire that we should be losers. I have received your letters, the partridges and the baked meats. Mr. Cotton, vice-chamberlain for the Prince, desires his commendations and says that all the cook's places are filled. The earl of Bridgwater dined with me to-day. I hope he will be reasonable. If not, I will trust the King that he shall do me no wrong. Both he and the earl of Hertford have been spoken to by the King and Cromwell and so "shaken up" that they promise to meddle no further. Mr. Windsor has as yet given me no money, because he has not yet been able to bring Acton to reckoning. I lose no time here, but am up every day three hours before day, and if I could finish my business I should be glad to depart. I send you half a doe from lady Sussex. If Carey come I will deliver him 40s. I have sent your gown to be made, and you shall have it next week. Husee sends you a cap and an under-cap. London, 23 Nov. Signed.
Let .this bearer remain in your chamber till I come. Spyccott is going to Calais in two days. I send you another half doe for my lord Delaware, and keep the previous half, as it was not all of the sweetest.
Pp. 2. Add,
22 Nov. 899. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Has delivered my Lady his letter. They have shown her that they will no longer meddle with Mr. Basset's inheritance. She has not yet arranged with my lord Privy Seal about Paynswick. They (Cromwell) want to have the 1,000l. released for friendship and pleasure showed in time past, which might have been partly deserved if the pension of 400l. had been obtained; but he has said it shall be only 200l., and 1,000l. is a large gift for pleasures and friendships past. I think my Lady will conform to my lord Privy Seal's wish, provided you and she are not losers. He has been so busy that I have not applied to him for an answer. Smythe of the Exchequer has promised to show me the indentures. This day Mr. Wynsore and your auditor, will account with Acton. If Bonham does not conclude whilst my Lady is here, "he shall have none at my hands." Is waiting for an answer touching the Freres. My Lady has received the partridges and other baked meats. Harry Vernham will bring the bows. My Lady will send spice and wax. To-day the earl of Bridgwater dined with her. Yesterday, the 22nd, Lambert, alias John Nycolson, was burnt in Smithfield, and the same day two Flemings, and one of their wives, were adjudged to death. A third man abjured. These were Anabaptists. I send you a cap and an undercap, and have paid for your bibles 15s., and 13s. 4d. for two pair of hose. London, 23 Nov.
I send you one of the new proclamations, which will not please all men there.
Hol., p. 1. Sealed. Add.
23 Nov. 900. Sir John Nevill to Cromwell.
R. O. Sir Geo. Lawson, Master Bellows, Master Bryetheman and other commissioners for the suppression of certain monasteries here, were at the house of Mu[n]cke Burton today, 22 Nov., and the prior and brethren have surrendered it. Asks for the parsonage of Royston with the town of Cudworth and Caryllton. Would like to have the preferment of the house of Munke Burton with the demesnes and goods, if there be no farther grant made. Chett, 23 Nov. Signed : "John Nevyell."
P . 1. Add. Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
23 Nov. 901. Guillaume le Gras to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Six days ago I received your letter acknowledging the receipt of mine by John de Yverry, to whom I requested you to deliver the amount of the expenses I had paid for your son Master James; in which I trusted there would be no mistake as Mr. Beconsal had told me. Nevertheless you informed me that owing to your voyage to England, you could not afford to pay till your return. I beg you to pay it as soon as you can, for I have given him orders what to do. The sums I have spent amount to 200 livres 6 sous Tournois, apart from the depense de bouche of your said son and his tutor. Be good enough to pay it in crowns of the sun at 45 sous. As to my debt in England, if it can be paid to me by your means, I shall be greatly bound to you. Paris, 23 Nov. 1538. Signed.
Fr. p1. Add.
24 Nov. 902. Cromwell to [Sir Brian Tuke] (fn. n6)
The King's pleasure is that of the 2,000l., in your custody whereof you and I spoke yesterday, you deliver 1,000l. immediately to Mr. Gostwyke for my lord of Winchester, and these my letters with Mr. Gostwyke's bill of receipt shall be your discharge. London, 24 Nov., 30 Hen. VIII.
Hol., p. 1.
24 Nov. 903. The Charterhouse.
R. O. "Received of William Daylle by the hands of Wm. Doone, at the commandment of Mr. Dr. Lee, Dr. Lay ton and other, the xxiiijti die Novembris anno xxx. R. Henrici VIII. for Mr. Doctor Lee in the church of the Charterhouse in London."
First, seven pews for seats, a desk, and two panes of plain panel that stood upon two chests. Item, delivered to the late prior of the said house, all the wood given to the said late prior by the King's visitors, which was sold for 15l. Item, delivered to the King's gardener for his garden at Chelsea all such bays, rosemarie grafts, &c, as were meet for his Grace's garden. To Mr. Richard Cromwell's gardener, all such bay trees and grafts as they thought convenient for them. To Mr. Fitz Hugh a whole "cell" of wainscott as it stood, by Mr. Ric. Cromwell's token, which token was a gold ring. Certain brethren took away their "sells "as they stood by your mastership's commandment. All the kitchen and buttery stuff, sold to Dr. Cave is had away by Dr. Cavys servant. Dr. Billowse's servant had two carload of hay by command of the visitors. Delivered to Sir Arthur Darcy the custody of three small cells adjoining his house, which he had of my lord Privy Seal, by command of the chancellor of the Augmentations upon token from my lord Privy Seal and by Mr. Lee's assent. Delivered to Dr. Talbote the custody of the new "ssell" by the commissioner's commandment. To Mr. Wuddall the custody of one cell by Dr. Lee's commandment and Mr. Thacker's. Sold and delivered to Mr. Pickering by Dr. Cavys commandment all the wheat and malt in the house. Delivered to Wm. Dune for the use of Dr. Lee, 12 "elmyng burdys (elm boards) and quarters" and one grindstone. To the King's gardener, 22 Nov., two loads of grafts and, 25 Nov., one load. To the cater of my lord Privy Seal's house three baskets of herbs. To the King's gardener, 23 Nov., 3 loads of bay trees. To the King's gardeners out of the orchard of the Charterhouse 3 trees grafts of all sorts "as doth appear by the pits where they were taken" in all 91 trees. Sold to Dr. Cave all the verjuice and vinegar. Delivered to Mr. Semer and Mr. Smyth on St. Nicholas even last 200 carps. Delivered to Foyerwyll pond to Dr. Lay ton 100 carps for the King's store. To Mr. Lay ton 12 carload of timber and 6 carload of stones. To Mr. Brooke all the new timber in the Charterhouse woodyard bought for the good man of the Splayed Eagle in Gratyus Strete. To Mr. Brooke all the hay that Dr. Bell (qu Bellasys?) left behind him. Mr. Dr. Layton's servant fetched away four "meulyng (?) bourdys," and all things belonging thereto. Delivered to Mr. Layton 3 boards in the bakehouse and a bundle of rosyers. To Mr. Haydon, receiver of the Charterhouse, all the wainscott in the corner cell, 23 Jan., (fn. n7) and 32 pipes of lead by commandment of the Chancellor. Mr. Haydon has also taken and laid up all the timber and stones he could find for the King's use. Delivered to the said Mr. Haydon 22. cases of glass taken down by Owen "for fear of stealing." To Wm. Myles, servant to my lord Privy Seal, the custody of the barbarer and the cell adjoining to it by commandment of Dr. Lee and Mr, Layton, 28 Jan.
"Item whereas he said that I, the said keeper, should have the charge of the church, I never so had as it shall be proved; for the truth is that Mr. Dr. Cave hath had the keys of the church ever since the house was suppressed and hath it at this day." Also where they would charge me with 7 cells next to the church I never had the keeping of them, but one Jerarde Hydon first after the suppression of the house had the keeping of 5 of them, and that of Sir Arthur Darcy's house, " and after that Hidon entred the earl of Angwyse to the said house, and 5 cells and after the said earl entered Sir Marmaduke Cunstabyll to the said house and 5 cells and occupies them to this day." As for the other two, one has been in the keeping of Mr. Tawbote since the suppression. "Item, so remaineth in the keeping of William Dayll the 27th day of February by the commandment of the chancellor of the Augmentation 20 cells, certain lodgings with a hall, a kitchen, a buttery, a wine cellar, the old brewhouse with 2 leads and mash fattes, 2 "yell fattes," and 20 kymnelle in the same, three stables, the sawpit, the washing house with one place called the "fyshall" with 4 houses of office under the same, two chambers, and the conduit, the new brewhouse with a great lead and 3 fattes in the same, a horse mill which is above the old brewhouse with divers things appertaining to the same." Item, delivered to the said Dayll by command of the chancellor of the Augmentations, the custody of all the stuff remaining in the store house. For the remaining 20 cells there was a keeper whose name was Thos. Gromys, servant to Dr. Lee, which Thos. sold to Jerarde Haydon all the wainscott in one great cell for 26s. 8d. There was one little Sir William defaced and took down all the new wainscott in a cell lately built to his own use; but one William Dayll, and George Wudwurth, servants to my lord Privy Seal, found the said wainscott where he had laid it up, and we took it away from thence, and kept it to such time as we were prisoned, and then we were glad to sell it to help us with." The other 2 cells of the said 20, which Mr. Cavton did keep, are spoiled, but not, I think, owing to the said Cavton or any of his folks who never hurt the said house or orchard, "but as an honest man and true kepar, and so did none but only Mr. Hurde; and the said Cauton keeper of the said orchard." Mr. Fehew brought me a gold ring for a token from Mr. Ric. Cromwell to deliver to him all the wainscott in one cell as it stood. The great clock was bought by Mr. Myns, and Mr. Polsteyd sent me a ring off his finger to deliver the said clock, but I told him Dr. Kew (Cave) had the keys of the belfry, so his servant delivered the clock to Mr. Myn. The said Haydon had laid up a house full of wainscott, within Sir Arthur Darcy's house, and has since carried it off. He gathered all the wood, timber, and stone to the King's use. Thos. Owen took down 25 cases of glass and delivered them to Haydon for the King's use. Owen also took away 6 cisterns of lead and delivered them to Haydon. Owen has all the watercocks remaining in the house and one of the 6 tables of the frater. Hylton in Chancery Lane has another. Davyson at Paul's Wharf has another, which he carried through the Earl of Angus' house. All the wainscot that doth lack within the frater was given to Mr. Swordbearer of London by Mr. Thacker's token. All the wainscot, lead and glass lacking in the three cells in Sir Marm. Constable's keeping was clean gone before he came. The wainscot lacking in the prior's cell was 4 pieces, which I delivered to Thos. Owen. I have taken down as much glass as did make and repair a dozen windows in the porter's lodge and other places. The rest I will depose I never had. All the cocks and pipes wanting were sold by Thos. Owen to the following persons:—Sir Marm. Constable, Mr. Wm. Nevill, Robt. Assbe, Wm. Moon,——(blank) Blomefyld, John Wootton, Roodys the capper and Mr. Gower. The brethren of the house were licensed by the visitors to take such things as were meet for them, as Thomas Owen and John Waver say who took with them much of the wainscot. Dr. Bellos had away the table and a pair of tressels, and the hangings, and a paper called mappa mundi. Dr. Layton's servant took away the new cupboard, and the bench out of the drinking buttery; Dr. Cave's servant, a round table from the buttery and another from the prior's parlour. The visitors had all the rest of the stuff in the church, viz, chalices, vestments, &c. They gave away 4 great painted tables standing "in every four corner" of the cloister. They took all the beds in the guest chamber, and gave them and books to the brethren who dwelt in the said cells. As Mr. Myldmay, the King's auditor, has sworn me Wm. Dayll to declare the truth as to all the stuff gone out of the Charterhouse, I desire you to have Jerarde Haydon and brother Richard and Thos. Owen to be sworn what things they have known go out. Also pray speak a poor word for me, a poor man who has kept the Charterhouse a year and a half, and was promised by the visitors 8d. a day for doing so, but I have only had 3l. 6s. 8d., for which I did lose the best yeoman's master in this realm, who gave me 5l. and 3 liveries a year. My wife lies sick this twelve months, and your mastership has the name of taking pity on every poor man and woman. Signed; By me William Daylle.
Pp. 8. Endd.
24 Nov. 904. Bishopric of Ely.
Close Roll,
30 Hen.VIII.,
p.1, No.61.
Indenture made 24 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. between the King on the one part, and Thomas bp. of Ely and Robert, the prior, and the convent of St. Awdre's in Ely, Camb., on the other part, of the sale, by the said bishop, &c, to the Crown, of the manor of Hatfeld and the advowson and patronage of the church of Hatfeld, Herts, with all appurtenances except the manor of Tarterege in the parish of Hatfeld, Herts, to be concluded before Pentecost next. The lands are worth 60l. 15s. 2½d. over and, above all charges except an annuity of 40s. granted by the said bishop to Richard Legh for life, and 3d. a day granted to Peter Brune as keeper of the park called the Great Wood, and 4l. 11s. 3d. lately granted to Ric. Crues for keeping the middle park, a fee to Nic. Warcope for keeping the manor place, and a fee of 40s. a year to Mr. Ant. Denye; the Crown to be free of all charges except these and 40s. a year for life to Nic. Warcoppe as bailey and the same to John Gooderyk and Lyon his son as steward of the manor of Hatfeld. In return, the King sells to the said bishop the sites, &c, of the late priories of Ikelyngton and Swaffham Bulbek, Camb., with the fair of Ikelyngton which belonged to the late priory, the manor of Imphey Hall in Buttesbury and Harfordstok, Essex, which belonged to Ikelyngton, the manor of Ikelyngton which belonged to the late monastery of West Dereham, Norf., the grange called the Hovells in Ikelyngton and Strattall, Camb., which belonged to the late monastery of Tiltey, Essex, with all other possessions in. Ikelyngton, Swaffham Bulbek, Mildenhale, Ditton Valance, Stretehall, Moche Chesterford, Littelbury, Elmyngdon, Cresshall, Duxford, Hyngeston, Asshedon, Newmarker (elsewhere Newmarket), St. Edmund's Bury, Hadley, Buttesbury, and Harfordstok, in cos. Camb., Suff., and Essex, which belonged to the late monasteries of Ikelyngton, Swaffham Bulbek, Tiltey, Calder, and Westdereham; also the following advowsons:—of the parish church of Hagworthingham, Line, which belonged to the late monastery of Berdeney, Line.; of the parish church of Barley, Herts, which belonged to the late monastery of Chatteres, Camb.; and of the vicarages of Ikelyngton and Swaffham Bulbek; to hold by a rent of 28l. as tenth, with all rights and the five days' fair at Ikelyngton at the Feast of St. Mary Magdalen. Sealed the year and day above written.
Memorandum of acknowledgment, 10 March, by the bishop, at Downeham, and by the prior and convent, in their Chapter House, before Win. Meye, clk.
24 Nov. 905. Thomas, Prior of Malverne, to Cromwell.
R. O. He and his brethren have thought it expedient to ask the King's pleasure how they shall order themselves. Desires Cromwell's favour. Malverne, 24 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
24 Nov. 906. Lord Lisle to Lady Lisle.
R. O. As to what you write that my lord Privy Seal says that I will not bind him by his promise, I will not. God's and the King's and his shall always be my pleasure. Obtain a letter from him that Simon Lychelad may have this gunner's room. The vice-treasurer has written to his brother to suffer no man to be admitted but according to the Act; so every man has preeminence except myself, and thus I am every man's dogbolt I want no money till you come, when I shall make you a true account what a good husband I have been. I send you 13 partridges. Do not forget my gowns. If my Lord wants French wine I can send him a piece or two. Mr. Porter is sore sick. Pray utter it not, and as he does I will send you word. Send me six dozen black ribbon points and two pair of hosen. Calais, 24 Nov.
Pray beg some venison against Christmas. Mr. Wryseley desires his commendation and will be here before Christmas. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.
24 Nov. 907. Italian Merchants.
Vitell. B. xiv.
A mercantile letter in Italian to some agents in London about a vessel which was obliged to refit. The writer's name, if it was ever appended, has been lost by the mutilation of the MS., and the handwriting being a little peculiar, the names even on the address are uncertain. There is some reference to wines at Southampton (Antona), but nothing apparently in the whole letter in the way of political intelligence.
Pp. 2. Mutilated. Add. Endd.: A lettre in [Italian].
25 Nov. 908. London, St. Helen's Priory.
R. O.
Rymer xiv.
Surrender (by Mary the prioress and the convent) of the house and all its possessions in London, in co. Midd., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the Marches thereof. 25 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. No signatures. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. n. 29.]
Seal almost gone.
Enrolled [C7. Roll, p. 5, No. 43] as acknowledged same day before Wm. Peter, King's Commissioner.
25 Nov. 909. Lord Lisle to Lady Lisle.
R. O. "My nowne sweetheart," be a suitor to my lord Privy Seal that Walter Jonys may have Hew Lychladis room "as George Brown made to write two tymes for hym, and now dysalowyt hym." Mr. Treasurer writes to Thos. Fowler that whomsoever I may admit his brother shall not suffer him to be sworn. "Sir Richard Wynkfeld, in his time was in that case, and he came to the Exchequer, and commanded him to swear his man that he had named, and he would not, and he knocked his head to the post, and his man sworyn: if I shall be a dogbolt to any man here I had liever die, and if I put in one that is not able to ser[ve] the King and do his duty let me answer to it, and be punished. And I pray you say to my lord Admiral and my lord Privy Seal ever[y] man is master of his room save I, and surely I will be at no man's commandment here but the King's" Calais, 25 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
25 Nov. 910. Balthazar Vander Gracht to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I beg you to remember your promise, for I am informed the hackney or gelding you promised me is come from England and is in your stable, and if you will not send it at least return me my horse. Pollinchoue, 25 Nov. 1538.
Hol., Fr.,p. 1. Add.


  • n1. The earl and countess of Sussex. Compare Nos. 833 and 841.
  • n2. For date see Wriothesley's Chronicle, i. 89. Wilkins, who printed it from the Cottonian copy, attributes it, for no apparent reason, to the year 1534. There is an Italian translation of this document among the Vatican archives, of which a copy will be found in Stevenson's Vatican Transcripts in the Record Office, Vol. IV., f. 221.
  • n3. Frances and Philippa Basset.
  • n4. The bishop of Lunden.
  • n5. Prior of the White Friars at Calais,
  • n6. Attached as a schedule to a subsidy account to be noticed hereafter, ending Easter, 32 Hen. VIII.
  • n7. This and the other dates following would appear to be of the year 1539.