Henry VIII: November 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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November 1538 26-30

26 Nov. 911. Katharine Bulkeley, Abbess of Godstow, to Cromwell.
R. O.
Ellis, 3d Ser.
I write to thank you for the stay of Dr. London, who was here ready to suppress this house against my will and all my sisters', for which you shall have my prayers during life. We have obeyed your letters for the preferment of Dr. Owen to our demesnes and stock. Be assured there is neither Pope, Purgatory, image nor pilgrimage nor praying to dead Saints used amongst us. Godstow, 26 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: My lord Privy Seal. Endd.
26 Nov. 912. Pontefract Black Friars.
R. O.
Rymer xiv.
Surrender of the priory and all its possessions as well in England and the Marches thereof as elsewhere. 26 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Rob. Dae (fn. n1) [prior], Ric. B . . . doctor, and 6 others, the last being a novice not professed. [See Deputy Keeper's Eight Report, App. ii. 38.]
Seal gone.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 5, No. 75] without mem. of acknowledgment.
26 Nov. 913. Sir John Bonde, Priest, to Lady Lisle.
R. O. I have received your letter. The fishing makes but 8l. this year. There are 30 good salmons and 15 little fishes in the salt. Only 2s. 4d. was received for mastage. John Davy has written to you touching Bery's payment. I beseech you to be good to him this time. I intend to be with you about Twelfth Day. Your mill will be down unless "sooner" remedy be had. Thank God for your safe coming home, for here was great discomfort. My lady Chamond had a doe at Womberlegh at the marriage of her son, and Mrs. Saintaubyn another at that of her daughter. Your game was fair at Michaelmas, but many die since. Womberlegh, the morrow of St. Katharine's Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: viscountess Lissle.
26 Nov. 914. Castelnau, Bishop of Tarbes, to Francis I.
Ribier i.260. Received his letters by Philip Strozzi's man, and also those which Dom Diego de Mendoza brought, who has done well in declaring the great cheer Francis made to the queen of Hungary. Before Dora Diego came the Emperor had spoken of it, and wished his turn might come some day to make good cheer with Francis and take the pastime of the chase with him. Is not yet informed of the articles agreed upon between the deputies of Francis and those of the Queen, but the Emperor approves of the ratification of the truce which Francis wishes the duke of Savoy to make. Only, before writing to the Duke he desired Granvelle to examine the said ratification; and yesterday the writer showed it to him and "de Cour" (Covos), who found it very reasonable. The Duke, he said, complained that since the last ratification Marshal de Montéjan had taken some town from him, and it was only right that everything to the prejudice of the truce should be repaired, so that the Emperor might apply, elsewhere the forces he employs to keep places in Piedmont. In the end they proposed to speak to the Duke's ambassador, and advise the Emperor to write to the Duke to make the ratification in the form sent by Francis. Meanwhile takes the opportunity of a messenger sent by Mons. de Ch?lons to the duke of Lorraine to inform Francis that the ambassador (fn. n2) and the gentleman of the Chamber (fn. n3) sent hither by the king of England had told the Emperor the day before that their master was willing to marry the duchess of Milan with such conditions as the Emperor would prescribe, and also marry his eldest daughter to the Infant of Portugal or some one whom the Emperor would appoint, and do generally what the Emperor wished, provided they enter on a stricter alliance. Nevertheless, notwithstanding that King's great offers the Emperor, knowing that he wishes to secure his pensions by these marriages will neither do nor think anything that may turn to the prejudice of Francis, and is willing to bind himself not to treat of these marriages with the king of England, nor of any other alliance, if Francis will promise the same Thinks the Emperor would be glad to make a particular treaty to this effect before breaking off negociations with England, which he intends meanwhile to entertain till he knows the will of Francis. Nevertheless he is sending back the gentleman who apparently has come for this object, pretending to remit everything to the queen of Hungary, though she has no power to conclude anything. The Emperor begs this may be kept secret till matters are settled between him and Francis.
The disposition of the Emperor and those about him is excellent, especially of Granvelle, who continually sets forth the advantages of friendly relations, and says the Emperor is so strongly impressed with the good that he and Francis might do to Christendom that he has said to him several times since Brissac's departure that he had heretofore lost the North in his affairs, desiring to unite his House with that of the king of the Romans by marriages, but for some time past he had been convinced of what Granvelle had often suggested to him,—that it is necessary for the good of Christendom that your House and his should be firmly allied, and that if they should come to be united in one person, although the deaths that must previously occur would be both numerous and important, yet the whole of Christendom would be none the worse of it. and that he perceives all other alliances are trifling, and would create more inconveniences than advantages. Granvelle and the others also told the writer yesterday, in talking of the practices of the king of England, that the Emperor had shown them how much he felt bound to Francis for his daily good offices of friendship, and that he would never listen to any offers from the English if he did not think it were as much for the advantage of Francis as of himself.
A letter has come from André Doria to the Emperor, imputing the misfortune which has overtaken the squadron (Parmée) of the League, partly to contrary winds which made the ships useless, and partly to the Venetian general, who, seeing the galleys ill-supplied with soldiers, would not man them with Spaniards, though he was obliged afterwards, at Doria's remonstrance, to take 150 Spanish soldiers for each galley, and thus equipped they left Corfu, determined to go and besiege Castelnovo to compel Barbarossa to fight if he meant to raise the siege. Since Doria's letter came the Pope's nuncio has shown other letters of which I send you a copy translated into Spanish; but the Emperor does not attach much importance to them. Toledo, 26 Nov. 1538.
26 (?) Nov. 915. Castelnau, Bishop of Tarbes, to the Constable (Montmorency). (fn. n4)
Ribier I. 263. Has received his letters by Dom Diego de Mendoce, and had previously received those brought by Philip Strozzi's man. The Emperor declines to make a distinct answer about Strozzi's liberation till he has examined the charges against him. Fears the matter will be protracted by the Nuncio. Granvelle says the Emperor will pardon everything unless he has been implicated in the conspiracy against the late duke Alexander. Will see what information he can get from the Emperor, and send back Strozzi's man to inform the Constable about that and the duke of Savoy's ratification. The Constable will see by his letter to Francis that they have not spoken to him of what concerns the Prince of Orange and the seigneurie of Anguien. Granvelle told him some days before the conversation which he and the "Commandeur de Cour" (fn. n5) had with the writer, that the English ambassador was offering carte blanche to the Emperor, but that he had counselled him to decline the king of England's proposals, both because he was perverted from the Faith, and because his alliance would affect Francis, as by means of it England intended to secure the recovery of his pensions. The Emperor, however, before refusing the proposed marriages, must be assured that Francis will act towards him in the same way, and that both bind themselves to make no new alliances with England without mutual consent. Granvelle adds that he wishes very much that the kingdom of France, which now seems tributary on account of the English pension, should be freed both for the past and for the future; and this only for the sake of France itself, for the king of England can do no harm to the Emperor; and that if this treaty be once concluded, they can discuss further matters, such as the prohibition of commerce which was formerly talked about; and though Granvelle has not spoken to me of the efforts made by the Pope's nuncio with the Emperor to hinder the practices of the king of England, I have learned something about it, especially as the Nuncio told me he thought the Pope would send a gentleman to Francis about the matter of England. It would be well, therefore, to cause Francis' intention to be understood here at once, that the Emperor may continue or abandon the said practice accordingly.
Is compelled to write what he daily hears, that the Emperor is resolved to make the marriages, as De Brissac will have told you, and if the Empress, who has some voice in this matter, had seen the duke of Orleans, that she and all the lords of Spain would have been marvellous glad that he should marry the Princess, and that there would be good hope of the Emperor doing something before he left Spain to requite the honor done him by Francis; that the friendship and confidence between them has been so great that there is no fear but the Emperor will treat Orleans as his own son, and that, coming to see him as a Prince, without regard to what so great a King's son deserves, no one in Christendom will consider that Francis humbles himself to the Emperor, but that he has sent his son for the rescue of Christendom against the Turks. The friendship between Francis and the Emperor is now so great, and visibly increasing, that it is acknowledged even by those accustomed to interpret things ill, and among others by the English ambassador, who has already begun to fear that it will bring good to those to whom his master does not wish it. Toledo, 20 [26th?] Nov. 1538.
27 Nov. 916. Tunstall to Cromwell.
Harl. 283,
f. 142.
The King, in penning himself the instructions that go into Flanders and Spain, asked me a question which I cannot answer without seeing the treaty of Cambray, viz., whether that treaty, containing a league defensive ad expensas requirentis, extend to all the Emperor's dominions or to the Low Countries only. I showed him that the peace was made to renew amity after the war denounced but not entered, but whether the article of mutual defence was general or particular I could not say. I think he will confer with you on this point at your next repair to him. Hampton Court, 27 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Letters that came out of my Lord's dining chamber.
27 Nov. 917. York, Grey Friars.
R. O.
Rymer xiv.
Surrender (by Wm. Vavasour, S.T.P., prior or warden of the convent) of the priory and all its possessions in England and the marches thereof and elsewhere. 27 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: Will'mus Vavasur, and by 20 others, five of whom are novices. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 51.]
Seal slightly injured.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 5, No. 74] without mem. of acknowledgment.
R. O. 2. Warrant for the assurance to Dr. Wm. Vavisour. prior of the Grey Friars, York, of a pension of 3l. a year; addressed to Sir Ric. Riche, Chancellor of Augmentations. Signed by Sir George Lawson, Ric. Bellysys, W'm. Blythman, and James Rokeby, auditor, the King's Commissioners.
P . 1.
27 Nov. 918. York, Black Friars or Les Toftes.
R. O.
Rymer xiv
Surrender (by Brian Godsone, prior or warden, and the convent) of the priory and all its possessions in England and the marches thereof or elsewhere. 27 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Brian Godson and six other priests, two of whom sign with marks, and four novices, two of whom also sign with marks. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 51.]
Seal injured.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 5, No. 61] without mem. of acknowledgment.
27 Nov. 919. York, White Friars.
R. O.
Rymer xiv.
Surrender of the house and all its possessions in England and the marches thereof or elsewhere. 27 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Simon Clarkesun (Clerkson in the text), prior, nine priests, and three novices. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 51.]
Seal defaced.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 5, No. 64] without mem. of acknowledgment.
27 Nov. 920. Lord Lisle to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Will be glad to have her home, but begs she will end her suits first. Has written to Huse. Has ordered Nich. Roland not to tarry. I and your daughters are in good health and are visited every day. Can say no more than he has touching his annuity and the Friars. Had liever leave this than be undone, and begs her to tell the lord Privy Seal so. "Touching Peynswyk, I am sure you will not depart from it with loss, and you and I cannot live with fair words." Calais, 27 Nov. Signed.
P . 1. Add.
27 Nov. 921. Wm. London to Lady Lisle.
R. O. My lord is in good health and merry, and most merry when he hears your ladyship to be the same. He blames us your poor officers for getting no better meat to send to you, for he hears what resort you have and fears you should lack. He says there was never child desired the nurse more than he desires your ladyship. It rejoices him and all his friends to hear of the King's entertainment of you. Mrs. Frances is in good health, but you will not find her so "praty" as you left her. Mrs. Phylypp's ague does not hold her as sore as it did. All your household is in good health except Francis, whom my lord has put away and sworn Harresse's brother in his room, and taken little Robyn, Mr. Bowser's man, into the stable. I trust you will like all things well at your return, which I pray God send shortly, with all my lord's suits and yours. Calais, 27 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.; At London.
28 Nov. 922. Edm. Bonner, Bishop of Hereford.
See Grants in November, Nos. 42–44.
28.Nov. 923. Henry VIII. to [Wyatt].
Harl. MS.
282, f. 59.,
Nott's Wyatt,
By Wyatt's letters of the 9th inst., the secret sending whereof and Wyatt's diligence the King commends, it appears that the Emperor accepts the King's friendly monitions, and has declared the terms in which he stands, which Wyatt refers to the coming of Henry's servant, Hoby. No doubt the Emperor takes them in good part, for they proceeded only from fervent affection, but it is strange how coldly he proceeds in the marriage of the lady Mary and the Infant Don Ludovic. Although he offered, by word of mouth to Wyatt at Villa Franca, and by his ambassadors here, to give Milan to Don Ludovic, and after the truce and his meeting with the French king at Aquas Mortuas, being in his galleys ready to sail, repeated to Wyatt that he was still willing and at liberty to fulfil his overtures, and then at Barcelona said that, for concluding the alliances and stricter amity, he Lad sent a commission to the queen of Hungary, now he and his Council tell Wyatt that the occasion to give Milan to Don Ludovic is past. His sayings in the galleys and at Barcelona seem very contrary to the answer now given. Wyatt is, therefore, to say to him, that, upon his promise to send a commission to the lady Regent to treat of the straiter amity and the alliances, the King, about Michaelmas last, sent Wriothesley and two other commissioners (fn. n6) to treat with the lady Regent, expecting that she would set forth the overtures as frankly as the Emperor had done. The said commissioners were first remitted to treat after the meeting of the lady Regent with the French king at Compiégne. After five or six weeks' tarrying, when they began to treat they were surprised to find that the commission sent to the lady Regent is very general, she being alone in it without express power to substitute commissioners under her. She has appointed for her part the duke of Arscot, Mons. de Hoghstrate, and Mons. de Lykirke, and a doctor of law called Score, with whom the commissioners were content to confer. When the commissioners frankly opened their minds, requiring Milan to be given according to the Emperor's offer made at Villa Franca, confirmed at his departure from Aquas Mortuas and again at Barcelona, the said Duke, &c, said they knew of no such offer, and that if it had been offered it was not accepted in time, and they must know further the Emperor's pleasure. Then they expressed surprise at the request that the lady Mary should be taken in that degree in which she stands by the laws of the realm, to succeed only in default of lawful issue, and thought the Emperor would refuse it, if only for the honour of Don Ludovic. Thirdly, to the demand that Don Ludovic should take oath that in the event of his succeeding to the throne he would observe inviolate the laws of this realm, they said that such an oath beforehand was not customary.
These answers show great coldness in them and in the Emperor, who has sent such a commission without instructions in those points which were either already granted by him or assented to by Chapuys and Don Diego, who was expressly sent to treat the same. Can only think that the Emperor has changed his mind and no longer likes the marriage. Wyatt shall therefore say to the Emperor that, being zealous for the peace of Christendom, and loth that the giving of Milan should stir further war, the King intends to press that matter no further, but will be glad, upon reasonable conditions to make a marriage of his own person with the duchess of Milan, provided her dote be paid and her dowry assigned in some such good place as his towns of Antwerp, Ghent, Brussels, Bruges, or Mechlin will be bound for, or else to be assured upon bankers. Not that the King regards greatly the money but he would be loth to have it said that, through his negligence, she was disappointed of her right. As the Emperor gives nothing with her but what is hers in right he cannot object to this; and the King will, on his part assign her such a dowry as queens of England usually have. As for the straiter amity the King is ready to make a league to "denounce to all the world" that whosoever shall be the Emperor's enemy shall be his, and shall have no aid from him, provided the Emperor be reciprocally bound. Also that if any invasion be made upon Flanders, Holland, Zealand, Hainault, Artois and Namur, or any countries adjoining which were the Emperor's at the making of the last amity at Cambray, "Heading (Hesdin) with the last French king's gain only except," the King will be bound to assist in their defence with 5,000 men by land and 1,500 or 2,000 by sea, at his own charge for three months; provided that the Emperor will similarly aid in the defence of the King's realms with 1,200 men of arms, each furnished with three good horses, and 1,500 or 2,000 soldiers for the sea, the Emperor in all his treaties with France to comprehend the King and his pension. Considering how extended and open the Emperor's dominions are, and how strong and strait are the King's, there is no doubt but if they really wish the amity they will agree to this. Will further, on like conditions, be bound to treat with no outward prince without the Emperor's assent, nor to make peace with any with whom he is at war without including the Emperor as a principal contrahent, nor accept conditions to his detriment.
Though the Emperor is not disposed to the marriage of the lady Mary to Don Ludovic with Milan, yet, as she is his near kinswoman, the King trusts he will advise how she may be well bestowed. Wyatt shall, as of himself, ask him to think over the matter, and promise himself to do the same against the next day, when he shall ask leave to wait on him again for his advice. Next day then Wyatt shall say that he has thought she might be well bestowed to the young duke of Cleves and Juliers, or else to the now duke of Urbyn. Wyatt shall note by his countenance how he takes them, and if he think them not meet, but names some other, then he shall, as of himself, desire him to write to the King of it. As to giving estate to the lady Mary and Don Ludovic in England, assigning him 30,000 crs. or 25,000 ere. a year, no doubt they would like it; but the King's Council have, for good reasons, dissuaded him from it, and Wyatt shall therefore give them no encouragement to hope for it. Hampton Court, 28 Nov. Signed at the head.
Pp. 10. Endd.: By Nicholas the Courier.
28 Nov. 924. Cromwell to Wyatt.
Harl. MS.
282, f. 217.
B. M.
I have received from the bearer, Nicholas the courier, your letters to the King, signed by you and my friend Hoby, and also a letter in cipher. Both have been delivered to the King, as his Grace's answer will show. The King is pleased with his diligence and dexterity. Has paid to Mr. Bonvixi the 200l. which Wyatt lent Sir Fras. Bryan. Has very oft to pay what others borrow. Doubtless he has heard, by way of Flanders, how the marquis of Exeter and lord Montague are committed to the Tower for horrible treasons, known, not by light suspicion, but by proofs and confessions. When their conspiracies and ingratitude to the King, to whom they owed all they had, are disclosed, all honest hearts will abominate their wretchedness and malice. No other news of importance. The King, Prince, the ladies, his daughters, and his Council are merry.
On the 16th inst. the King, for the reverence of the holy sacrament of the altar, sat openly in his hall at the judgment of "a miserable heretic sacramentary," (fn. n7) who was burned the 20th inst. "It was a wonder to see how princely, with how excellent gravity and inestimable majesty his Highness exercised there the very office of a supreme head of his Church of England, how benignly his Grace assayed to convert the miserable man, how strong and manifest reasons his Highness alleged against him." The potentates of Christendom, could they have seen it, would have marvelled at his wisdom and reputed him "the mirror and light of all other kings and princes In Christendom." It was openly done, with great solemnity; and no doubt some of Wyatt's friends will write of it.
John Toles, Ric. Fermour, and other merchants, are unduly protracted in their suits there for depredations committed by the Emperor's subjects. Begs Wyatt to solicit the Emperor for them. The King has granted them a letter to the Emperor for this.
Wyatt must call upon the Emperor to send full instructions into Flanders for the expedition of the matters there, that the King's ambassadors may proceed with their affairs. London, 28 Nov. 1538.
At the time of the condemnation of the sacramentary the King caused proclamations to be made. Encloses a printed copy. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd, by Wyatt's clerk : brought by Nicholas the Courier.
28 Nov. 925. Henry VIII. to [Wriothesley, Vaughan, and Carne.]
R. O.
S.P.viii1 102.
Perceived by their letters of the 20th, the cold proceedings of the Regent and those appointed by her to confer with them, notwithstanding their fair words. Wonders that the commission sent by the Emperor is so general, and that the Regent is not expressly authorized to substitute any commissioners under her, especially as the Emperor promised to send ample commission and full instructions as well as to answer the three points concerning the marriage of the lady Mary and the Infant Don Ludovic. The first, concerning Milan to be given to the Infant, was the Emperor's own offer by "Mr. Wyatt our ambassador, and by both his ambassadors also resident here, from Villafranca, also confirmed to our said ambassador by his own words in his galley departing from Aquas Mortuas, where he said that notwithstanding all the truce and meeting, he continued of that good inclination towards us and was as free to stand to his offers as he was before." This he repeated to our said ambassador at Barcelona when he promised to send the Regent full power and instructions. The other two points have often been already granted in conference with our commissioners, both by Chapuys and Don Diego de Mendoza, who was sent expressly to treat of the same marriage. But by their answer there and Wyatt's report from Spain that the occasion to give Milan to Don Ludovic is past which they profess to lament, we think they are not much inclined towards the said marriage, and have written to Wyatt to know the Emperor's determination. You are therefore to seek audience with the Regent and the commissioners again, and say we wonder that they are so imperfectly instructed, especially that they know nothing of the Emperor's offer about Milan and the other two points above referred to, but that the King consents to wait for a further answer.
Meanwhile they shall proceed to the other two points, viz. the marriage between the King and the duchess of Milan and the negotiation of a stricter amity. Before proceeding to any conference they shall insist on obtaining from the queen Regent a letter signed by her own hand promising to abide by what is concluded by her deputies. (fn. n8) On obtaining this they shall desire them frankly to show their whole minds what they wish to be concluded; after hearing which they shall further proceed to show that of the King expressed in his last letters, viz. that he will be content to enter such a league with the Emperor, as to show the world that whoever shall be his enemy shall be the King's also, and that the King will not aid anyone in making war against the Emperor, but that if Flanders, Holland, &c, be invaded he will be bound to their defence, except Hesdin with the last French king's gain. He will bring to his aid 5,000 footmen, archers and soldiers by land, and 1,500 or 2,000 soldiers well equipped for the sea at the King's charge for three months, provided he will at his charge aid and defend the King with 1,200 men of arms well horsed, and 1,500 or 2,000 soldiers well equipped for sea in case of any attempted invasion of England. As these articles are more to their advantage than ours, seeing their countries are so much larger and more exposed, we cannot believe but that they will readily agree to them. We agree also not to treat with any other prince without the Emperor's knowledge if he will be so bound towards us, &c. Further, for the establishment of perpetual amity between the Low Countries and England, we shall be bound with our cities and towns for the aid above offered if the Emperor with their cities and towns will be bound likewise. (fn. n9) They shall then urge them to equal frankness concerning the marriage with the duchess of Milan, to declare what dote and dowry they intend to give her, where it shall be assigned, how it shall be paid and what assurance shall be given for the payment; for if good assurance were withheld it would be dishonourable. Moreover, as the Emperor gives nothing else with her but what is her own, he must for his honour devise how she may be assigned for her payment upon sure places. such as the principal towns of the Low Countries, and you shall be suitors to the Queen Regent that she being a dowager should have respect for another dowager, and intercede that such assignment might be made; but if they make a difficulty you are not to press them, provided they make sufficient assignation otherwise. Hampton Court, 28 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.
Corrected draft.
R. O 2. Earlier draft of the preceding with some omissions, ending:—
(fn. n10) ["Concerning the straiter amity, we did likewise instruct you of our whole mind, wherein we do persist still, except that in case ye cannot bring them (if the Frenchmen would deny our pension or delay the payment of the same) to agree to any invasion to be made upon France, as we think they would be loth to do during this truce, our pleasure is ye shall not much stick upon it," but at the last, agree that in case they will assist us with the number of horsemen and soldiers mentioned in our last, we wilt furnish the same number for defence of the Low Countries, for which the principal English towns as well as Antwerp, Bruges, &c, should be mutually bound.]
Further, as they have already demanded that the commissioners should show sufficient powers, they are to insist, before further conferences on their obtaining a letter signed by the Queen promising to ratify everything agreed to by the duke of Arscot, Hoghestrat and others
Draft much corrected. Pp. 11.
28 Nov 926. Lady Lisle to Lord Lisle.
R. O I thank you for your partridges and baked hare. Touching my son's inheritance, I would have had a fine levied and the land surrendered, but my lord Privy Seal would not allow it, saying the King's pleasure should be fulfilled, and so upon that he concluded that the earl of Bridgwater should be bound to my son in 10,000l. to annihilate the covenants between himself and the earl of Hertford, and not alienate any of my son's inheritance. And this is done before the lord Chancellor and the Council. I have acknowledged the surrender of my right in Paynswick and Morton Valence on condition that when they are assured to my lord Privy Seal he shall pay us an annual rent of 120l.; but he claims the 1,000l. which was your interest after the death of your wife, in recompense of what he has done for us in our affairs. It grieves me; for if it had not been for your displeasure, I would never have condescended thereto. He said your annuity should not be more than 200l. Howbeit I will speak to the King before I depart, and first with my Lord, and as I find him, so I will use myself; for if it were not for his displeasure I would move the King in it myself. For the gunner's room I will be in hand with my Lord as I see time. Your gown is making and your hosen, shirts and six dozen points, and the venison shall not be forgotten. I should be sorry if I did not return before Mr. Wryothesley. I pray God send Mr. Porter his health, though it be not deserved on his behalf towards me. I send you by Vernam 2 does packed in a barrell. I have found Mr. Tuke most gentle and loving unto me. He has made me the best cheer that ever I had in my life. Send him a letter of thanks. He gave me this day two green geese which I wished were with you. London, 28 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.
28 Nov 927. Cranmer to Cromwell.
R. O
C.'s Letters
Sends Sir Henry ad Cortbeke, the Dutch priest, to receive the 20l. which on Tuesday last Cromwell said he would deliver to him. Asks that he may have letters of denization and appoint one to procure it for him, or else he will never obtain it, for he cannot speak English and has no acquaintance to promote his cause. Wishes Cromwell to speak for him to the King that he may have some honest stipend. Lambeth, 28 Nov. Signed
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
28 Nov 928. York, Austin Friars.
R. O
Rymer, xiv
Surrender (by John Aske prior or warden and the convent) of the house and all its possessions in England and the convent) of the 28 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by John Ask, nine priests, and four novices. [see Deputy Keeper's Eight Report, App. II. 51.]
Seal defaced.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll Pt. 5, No. 67] without mem. of acknowledgment.
28 Nov. 929. York, St. Andrew's Priory.
R. O
Rymer, xiv
Surrender (by prior and convent) of the house and all its possessions in England and the marches thereof or elsewhere. 28 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by John Lepyngton, prior, and 3 others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 51.]
Seal defaced.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll Pt. 5, No. 70.] without mem. of acknowledgment.
28 Nov. 930. Lord Lisle to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Longs to hear from her. Understands my Lord (fn. n11) will cut him off 200l. a year of what the King promised him, alleging it was too much to be borne out of his coffers. Would rather leave all than be so dealt with. Would be content with the priory of Plumton in Devonshire with the cattle though he gave 100l. a year. Perceives that his Lordship is not so good a friend to them as he thought. Make all things sure for our most profit before you come, and trust no words but deeds, "for when we are gone all is gone." Calais, 28 Nov.
P.S. in his own hand:—No man would gladlier have his wife's company. I am sorry that ye will bring my daughter Bridget with you. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
28 Nov 931. Lord Lisle to Lady Lisle.
R. O Has received her letter "this 17th day of this month" about Paynswike and Lisle's annuity "and how my Lord (fn. n11) will cut me off 200l. a year which he granted me. Wherefore seeing that he mil put me to the loss of 1,000l. for Paynswike, which should be to the utter undoing of us both, I will utterly refuse the same." If by the advice of Mr. Pollard and Hussay we can have the priory of Plumton in Devonshire for our lives, or 21 years with all its appurtenances, sales of wood, defacing of the house, with advowsons of the churches, paying the King the dismes as the prior doth now, which shall appear in the Chancellor's book of the Augmentation, I would release our right to Paynswike and Morton Vallance if my lord Privy Seal would lend us 1,000l. to be paid again in five years, "which should serve for the possession of your son Basset's lands out of the hands of the earl of Bridgwater." I shall be willing to give a good fee to Mr. Pollard if he can bring this to pass. I thank you heartily for your venison. Send me no money till you come home yourself, for whom I long as much as a child for his nurse. Calais, 28 Nov. Signed.
PS.—"Mr. Rockwood sendeth you a porpoise, I pray you let my lord Privy Seal have a piece"
Pp. 2. Add.
R. O 2. Copy of the same.
P. 1.
28 Nov 932. Council of Ireland to Cromwell.
R. O
St. P. III
Since the arrival of Aylmer and Alen they have had no acknowledgment how the King takes their advertisements of news. Doubt the continuance of peace, as James of Desmond since the Deputy's last journey in Munster is stronger than the earls of Desmond ever were and is joined by the lord of Kerey. Lord Barrey. the knight of the Valley, the White knight, and others of English blood there. If he make an insurrection, aided by the Breenes and other Irish friends, he may destroy the earl of Ormond. Advise the sending over of the other James (fn. n12) (who seems to be the true heir) to oppose him and so keep his hands full. Suspect ONeil, as young Gerald has been sent to him by James of Desmond. OBreen and the Geraldines.
The Deputy says he has practised to get young Gerald, but the thing is now more unlikely than ever. The King should write to the Deputy "to do things by deliberation and counsel" and respect the laws.
Edmund Sexton, who now repairs thither was accused to the Council, by the commons of Limerick, of high treason and committed to Dublin Castle. For matters touching the King's revenue he has required to be released on bail. Think little of his devices as they depend upon the earl of Desmond. Think his going is to work mischief to the good city of Limerick who abhor him as he is of Irish blood although he has been made denizen by the King and so has been mayor there contrary to the liberties of the city. Hi? Kin are Geraldines and part of them were slain in defending Maynooth. Beg for artillery and amendment of the soldier's wages. Dublin. 28 Nov. Signed Georgius Dublin.—— J. Rawson, p. of Kyllmaynam ——William Brabazon——Gerald Aylmer——John Alen——Thomas Lutrel justice——Richard Delahid baron.
In Thomas Aien's hand. Add: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
29 Nov 933. Thomas Lord Audeley of Walden.
R. O Memorandum of the creation of Sir Thos. Audeley as baron of Parliament and baron Audeley of Walden, Essex. 24 (should be 29) Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. In a later hand. Endd. by Cecil.
See Grants in November, No. 52.
934. Ric Bp. of Dover to Cromwell.
R. O Pursuant to Cromwell's commission for collection of the money gathered by the heads of the Friars to have purchased of the King the confirmation of their privileges, examined Dr. Calle in Norwich. He confessed that his religion (fn. n13) had collected about 40l., which rests in the hands of the late wardens of London and Greenwich., except 10l. which he had lately received from them, and for repayment of which he agreed to give the Bishop an obligation. While the Bishop was away at Walsingham he went with Mr. Paston to London to get a release of the 10l., so Cromwell can use his pleasure in the matter. Honest men are afraid to take charge of the Black Friars at Norwich for fear of the lead on the aisles and the glass in the windows being stolen. Has therefore sold all that was there except the lead and glass, and hired one to keep the house. Signed.
P. 1. Add.; Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Richard Deverys.
29 Nov. 935. Ric. Bp. of Dover to Cromwell.
R. O Received at Clare his letter concerning the delivery of that house and the implements to Ric. Frende, and has done so. The implements would not pay the debts and save the plate and lead for the King. The jewels were pledged for 33l. 2s. 6d., which he has paid out of other money of the King's and so received them to the King's use. Has left the house and implements in Frend's custody by indenture. The lands, besides the ovchards, are about 38 acres, arable, pasture, and meadow, worth about 4l. a year, but 21s. 1½d. is paid out of them in rents, and 10s. granted out by convent seal, so that their clear value is 48s. 10½d. There is 15 or 16 fother of lead. The house is tiled and in much decay. Frende paid all his costs in Clare. Was told by the vicar and others that certain men of no good judgment have made a bill against the dean of Stoke, Dr. Parker, (fn. n14) for preaching. Those of better learning think there was no fault to be found in the sermon, and the charge comes from the malice of Dr. Stokes, (fn. n15) whom Cromwell late delivered out of prison, for before his return to London there were no such words heard. The Dean hath ever been of a good judgment and set forth the Word of God after a good manner. For this he suffers some grudge. Clare, 29 Nov., towards Colchester. Signed
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
29 Nov 936. Frances Basset to Lady Lisle.
R. O I have received your letters by Nich. Roland. The things you wrote for before I delivered to the master of Philip Crayer's ship, and Nicholas says they were delivered to your ladyship. I sent the nightcaps with them. Five of the cushions have been made already, but I lack silk for filling in the dark green. Half an ounce will be enough. I made your recommendations to lady Garnishe. Mr. Grey is amended, and waxes a goodly child. Thank you for remembering me to Master Basset, who has sent me a letter by Roland. My sister Philippe is better of her ague. My breasts are amended. Mrs. Boys and Mrs. Broke desire commendations. The former sends you a gold ring with a diamond, and I also send another. Calais, 29 Nov.
Lady Garnish sends you a ring with a sapphire, and she trusts when you come home Mr. Gray shall meet you without the gates with his cap in his Land. My sister Philippe sends you Oar Lady of Boulogne here enclosed for a token. Mrs. London sends you a ring with a turquoise. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.
29 Nov 937. John Ales to Cromwell.
R. O The Council have written the news. Mr. Treasurer is informed by a Scot called George——(blank) (who for fear of death, "which of likelihood he deserved," last year fled from the Scotch Court, where he was the King's servant, and came to Ireland where he conquered a small corner of country in the North) that lord Mon Gomerey and four Scotch knights hare come, since Mr. Treasurer was last in the North, with letters to Alex. Carraghe, the great captain of the Scots here; and that young Gerald and his company came and crossed with them to Scotland. These Scots "under the said Caher Carraghe" say the Emperor and French King will make war on England, and the Scottish king will assist the said Alexander and Gerald to subdue Ireland. ONeil has married the said Alexander's sister or daughter. ODonell is favoured by the king of Scots, who sends him tokens and receives from him hawks and hobbies and such pleasures. This George favours not Alex. Carraghe, and his sayings against him are therefore to be discredited; but he telleth a shrewd likely tale how the said Alexander "being in company with Mr. Treasurer had devised the means how young Gerald should have taken or killed the said treasurer." Likes not this habitation of Scots in the North when he remembers their practices in Edward III's days.
If the chief ruler here be removed it should be in the dead of winter, and meanwhile a full conclusion should be taken with those who submitted when the Commissioners were here, especially OChonor, or else I fear, upon the change, there will be a broil. Pardons and letters should be sent to ONeil and ODonel. It is a good precedent that these Irishmen desire the King's pardon.
Remember the memorial made to you by Mr. Sentleger, Mr. Moile, the Chief Justice, and me, in which is an article touching the prior of Kilmainham, who is old and impotent and has done good service. He is not like to live long, the less so as the Deputy has told him his prioralty shall be taken away, to his great grief. Thanks for preferment to the room of Chancellor. Reminds him bow insufficient 100 mks. a year is to maintain the room : but he would willingly spend ali he has in the King's service. Desires a letter to the Under Treasurer for his rewards.
Your servant, Matth. Kyng, being suspected of reports "betwixt my lord Deputy and Mr. Treasurer, since my last arrival in both their presences declared himself an honest man in that behalf" and so I beg favour for him. Dublin, 29 Nov. Signed.
Thomas Alen's hand, pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: "Of much importance."
29 Nov. 938. John Ratlef to Cromwell.
Vesp. C.VII
B M.
Begs Cromwell to pardon his boldness in writing. Hopes to do service to the King in Spain. Could send him news from these parts in the absence of the ambassador who was here from the King, or give information to any new ambassador that comes. Considers himself the King's faithful subject, being "rrepostero de su Camara," or groom of the Chamber as it is called there, and his Highness's sworn servant. Has often spoken with his Highness and done him service both in the land (England?) and elsewhere, and helped his subjects in Spain in their business. Desires to be appointed solicitor for the King's business in the Court of Spain with a suitable salary, and consul of the English nation; for Don Thomas Wiet has gained the goodwill of the Emperor who will hold good all that the King does by patent. Toledo, 29 Nov. 1538. Signed.
Spanish, pp. 2. Add.
29 Nov. 939. Charles V. to Figuerroa. (fn. n16)
Add. MS.
28,590 f. 275.
B. M.
Mainly matters connected with next year's enterprise against the Turk. A packet will be sent him from Milan directed to the English ambassador in this Court; when it comes he shall forward it under cover to the Emperor.
Spanish, pp. 9. Headed: De Toledo, 29 Nov. 1538. Modem copy from Simancas.
29 Nov. 940. Charles V. to Lope Hurtado de Mendoza.
Add. MS.
28,590 f. 280
B. M.
Marriage of the Duchess (of Florence). Is willing that it shall consummated soon. Lope Hurtado and his wife shall continue with the Duchess.
Spanish, pp. 5. Headed: Toledo, 29 Nov. 1538. Modern copy from Simancas.
29 Nov. 941. Luis Sarmiento to Charles V.
Add. MS.
28,590 f. 283.
B. M.
* * * Told the King and Queen and Infant Don Luis, as commanded, that a gentleman (fn. n17) had come from the king of England and had, jointly with the English resident ambassador, (fn. n18) spoken-to the Emperor about the enterprise against the Turk, and the risk of going in person and necessity of putting his realms in security—seeking to put in suspicion the amity of the king of France. Told them also what the said ambassadors said of the marriage of Don Luis with the princess of England, and the Emperor's answers. They approved all that had been done and said nothing further about the dowry.
Portuguese matters. Lisbon, Friday, 29 Nov. 1538.
Spanish, pp. 6. Modern copy from Simancas.
30 Nov. 942. Lady Lisle to Lord Lisle.
R. O The time for my present business is so unsuitable "that if I appointed a time this seven years I could not have chanced in such another." I have waited for my lord Privy Seal four days, and he tells me he cannot speak with me till after Wednesday. Meantime I dare not take my leave of the King for fear of my Lord's displeasure. I have "recognized" my interest in Paynswick, before one judge and wait for the other, who is in the country on the. King's business. The earl of Bridgewater has not yet delivered his recognizance. I will let you know how affairs go after seeing my lord Privy Seal. I send you a doe brought by Ralph Rigsby. London, 30 Nov.
Please burn my letters. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
30 Nov. 943. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Has searched his evidences and can find no writings betwixt him and my lord Marquis. Begs he will make search in my Lady's closet at Calais, otherwise i.e cannot discover the nature of the covenant. My lord of Bridgewater has not yet surrendered his book. As to your annuity, such matters are in hand that there is little furtherance for suits. Hopes the time Anil come for it. and likewise for the Friars. My Lady has surrendered her rights to Paynswick before a judge. The 1,000l. is forgotten. Tour Lordship is like to be no gainer. London, St. Andrew's Day.
My Lady sends him a doe.
Hol. P. 1. Sealed. Add
30 Nov. 944. John Vernon to Cromwell.
R. O I received your Lordship's letter, dated 22nd Nov., in favour of William Saltforde to be my under-sheriff in the county of Stafford, by the said Saltforde, 28 Nov., before which time I had appointed Merke Wyrley, my servant, this bearer, to the room. I would he enjoyed it. but I remit all to your Lordship's pleasure. 30 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.. Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
30 Nov. 945. Byland (Bella Landa) Abbey.
R. O.
Rymer XIV.,
Surrender (by John Ledys alias Alanbrig, abbot, and the convent) of the monastery and all its posses-ions in co. York and elsewhere in England, "Wales Scotland. Ireland, and the marches thereof. 30 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by John Allanbridge, abbot, 20 priests, and four others. [Sec Deputy Keepers Eighth Report. App. II. 13.]
Without seal.
Enrolled [Close Roll ,p. 5, No. 77] without mem. of acknowledgment.
30 Nov. 946. Donington Trinitarian Friars.
R. O.
Rymer, xiv.
Surrender (by the minister and convent) to John London, clk., of the house and all its possessions in England to the King's use. Appointing Ambrose Clarke and John Reddyng, laymen, as attorneys to receive and deliver the same to the said John London. 30 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Henry Whete [minister] and Rie. Ungull [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report. App. II. 19.
Seal injured.
Enrolled [Close Roll, p. 5, No. 50] without mem. of acknowledgment.
30 Nov. 947. James V. to Henry VIII.
Add. MS.
32,646. f. 118
B. M.
No. 49.
His officers of the marches are impeded in the apprehension of malefactors who daily commit attemptates in Scotland. Asks Henry to write to his officers to lend their assistance. Falkland, 30 Nov. 26 Jac. V. Signed.
Much mutilated and destroyed by damp.
30 Nov. 948. Bonner to [Henry VIII.].
Calig. F. iv.
B. M.
* * * . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .he differred his. . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . [B]oys Vincent and with him came Mo[ns.]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .[Ve]ndosme, and tharchbishop of Myllan, (fn. n19) and aft[er]. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ter, and Madame Dolphynes in an other, and after theym bo[th] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . gentilwomen upon horseback, Mons. Dolphin arry[ved] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . tymes like a young man he doth) the xxviijty of this, and . . . . . . . . . . . . in Mons. Conestable's house, there as the counte Palatine d . . . . . . . . . . . . in to Spayne, whereof I wrote of late to my singular good l[ord Privy Seal.]
"This last of November being Saint Andrewes Day I repaired]. . . . . . . . . . to shew myself there, as also to see what countenance they . . . . . . . . . . . .and with all to see and mark the doings there. The French king [was minded to] have heard his mass this day abroad at a church nigh the [church of St.] Garmayn Doceras, (fn. n20) and what changed his purpose I cannot tell . . . . . . . . . . . . chapel stuff that was sent before to the said church, w . . . . . . . . . . . . and the chapel within the Lover (fn. n21) was prepared for mass, to which . . . . . . . . . . . . King not very openly as he was accustomed but by his pryv[y] . . . . . . . . . . company of noblemen, having at that time upon him his [the robe and collar per]teyning to themperour's order given and received at Aq Mortes, . . . . . . . . . . . . . themperour. Lustie he did appear, and offered at the said ma[ss] . . . . . . . . . . mass was done he came by me and passed forth towards th . . . . . . . . . . . . within the chapel he put off his robe and collar, the great m[aster in] passing by gave me good morrow, and the King in his jakk[et] . . . . . . . . . . . . privy stairs to his chamber again. The wearing of his r[obe and collar after] this sort seemed to me that he was not greatly proud . . . . . . . . . . . to be seen much abroad in it, and only done rather for man[ner] . . . . . . . The saying is that Mons. de Brissac hath not brought out [of Spain the most] comfortablest news for the French king in his desires, and yet . . . . . . . . . . . . upon it. It was my fortune, standing in the chapel th . . . . . . . . . . . . bishop of Paris called cardinal Below, and Mons. de Bise, captain of Bo[ulogne] . . . . . . . softly to ask of the tother what tidings he had out of Eng[land] . . . . . . . . answered that he heard that the marquis of Excestre and divers oth[ers were put in ward] and that the Marquis within six days should lose his head. Oh! saith th . . . . . . . . . what with hanging, brenning, and heding they make there good riddance . . . . . . . . commyned together in their ears so that I could no further hear. The tilt here at the Lover is set up again, and justes here shall be and . . . . . . . . especially between Mons. de Nevers and the daughter (fn. n22) of Madame Vandosme . . . . the other affiance being the said Count and the other sister that died about vj weeks . . . . . I shall by God's grace give vigilant eye to their doings here and advertise you . . . . . hitherto I have been very strangely and very unkindly used in my lodgings and o . . . . . . having no kind of friendship showed unto me in manner that was worth gram[mercy. What] will be hereafter I cannot tell. I shall endeavour myself to have it if it be possible. And th[us] I recommend me to your gracious Highness, beseeching Almighty God long and well to preserve the [same in all] kind of prosperity. Written at Paris the last day of November at night by the rude hand of [him that is] your grace's most bounden beadsman, chaplain, and servant Ed[mond Bonar]."
Hol., p. 1. Top mid right side much injured.
30 Nov. 949. Edmund Harvel to Cromwell.
R. O. Wrote last on the 25th. The bishop of Rome has made a solemn convocation in which it was determined to make war against the young duke of Urbin for the duchy of Camerin. The said Bishop musters men and has revoked his galleys, which are with Andrea Doria, to turn them against the said Urbin, and excommunicates those who give the duke aid. This gives general offence that he should trouble Italy at the present time and leave the Turk. Great inconvenience will follow, for the duke is courageous, and will invade the Pope's country, having about 24 valiant captains about him. Besides, the Venetians will not abandon him, and have written to the Pope in his favour; and, unless the Emperor favour the Pope, the dukes of Ferrara and Mantua will aid Urbino. People fear also that the Fernesi are seeking to be masters of Florence, and by this new affinity of the Emperor's daughter with the house of Fernesi men suspect many things.
By letters from Corfu of the 14th, the Turkish army had returned towards Levant, and was about 20 miles beyond Corfu. They have lost many galleys and foists by tempest. If the Christians had fought the Turks they would have had an easy victory, for they had only 80 galleys and 45 foists ill-manned. The Genoese blamed the Venetians for this, saying they were never disposed to fight, and were returning to Corfu when Andrea Doria would have begun the battle. But the Venetians say the fault was with Doria. I think these men would not gladly see the Emperor gain such victory as would make him paramount, for if the Turks were ruined they could not reign long after. By letters out of Spain of the 14th inst., the Emperor has sent 100,000 ducats to Andrea Doria with orders not to depart from the Venetians, but keep all together this winter; and before the letters came Andrea Doria had fully determined to have departed to Puglia; at which these men were much aggrieved, as Barbarossa was then at Vallona, and their voice was openly that they would counsel their State to agree with the Turk. Thus there is no stability in the league against Turks. The Turk is returned to Constantinople with much loss of men in this expedition against the Caraboldan. Some say to the number of 30,000 by war and sickness. It is reported the French are dissatisfied with the Emperor not giving them the duchy of Milan. The French ambassador is always in great favour with the Turk, and Frenchmen use the Turk's country in merchandise, both in Constantinople and Alexandria; which shows there is good friendship between the two princes. It is said the Emperor was preparing to come to Italy, but the great men of Spain objected, and many think nothing will follow next year against the Turk. Venice, 30 Nov. 1538.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.
30 Nov. 950. Card. Pole to Geanvelle.
Poli Epp. ii.
The more horrible the news from England about the affairs of religion the more both piety and patriotism urge him to remind the Emperor of this cause, although already it has been commended by the Pope. Knowing his influence with the Emperor, begs him to favour that cause. Rome, ult. Nov. 1538.
Ib. 121. 2. A similar letter of the same date to the Emperors Confessor.
30 Nov. 951. Charles V.
Ribier, i 267. Instructions to the abp. of Lunden (fn. n23) sent back to Germany on matters concerning the Faith and resistance to the Turk. Toledo, 30 Nov. 1538.
Nov. 952. John Botolff to Sir Gregory Botolph.
R. O. Sends enclosed an unsealed letter which he requests him to seal and deliver as soon as possible, "for it concerneth my honesty; and therein ye shall see how shamefully I and my servant are deceived." It will be Tuesday or Wednesday before the ship that is to bring your fish can leave the haven. Doubts if he can send him any ling, but if not will send money to buy them at London. Let me know "whether Mr. John Bokyngham have discharged me against John Baddyll of Hinde or not, and how my business do in the Arches," and how Mr. Woodford has done with you. If Mr. Bekingham has not paid the money, will send as many herrings as shall discharge it. Speak with Mr. Jonson the fishmonger, and see if you can sell him three or four lasts, &c. From Leystoft, scribbled in my bed in haste this Saturday morning.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my brother Sir Gregory Botolff, at Jamys Hubbert's in Seynt Katerynys, servant with my lord Lyle, debyte of Caleys. Headed by Sir Gregory : "Scriptum in anno Domini 1538 et in mense Novembris." In the margin is also written by Sir Gregory : "The chaspes. Sir Henry. Robert Rose. The fish. My nightcap. A basin for my chamber. My boots at the Bell. My sarcenet. My tyke. Nue fustean for my doublet and slops. My cowncell for Gardner and for my obligacions. Serten questyons to Mr. Beckyngame for caddes." Also, on the back of the letter by Sir Gregory: "Styllyd water of sage and styllyd water of rosemary, a curtesy of roche (?) alam water myxyd with a lytell hony." Endorsement by another hand: Grace Totyngham.
953. Robt. [Ferrar], Prior of St. Oswald's, to Cromwell.
R. O. Asks him to accept a simple token which the bearer Sir John Gybson will deliver to him. There are almost none in these parts who sincerely, plainly, and diligently preach the Gospel, the people so hungrily desirous to hear and learn. Rodderham, Doncaster, Pontfrette, Wakefeylde, Leydys, Bradforde, Halyfaxe, Manchester, and many others, have not one faithful preacher that he can hear of. Newcastle and the country round is also destitute of good pastors. Thinks of going thither after Christmas "to prove if it may please the Lord to give them any light through my poor service in His Word."
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: The parsonage of Bambroghe.
954. Cromwell's Memoranda for the Indictments.
R. O. "First [a]t Horsleye in the county of Surrey and also at London i[n the ma[rq]uis of Excester's house called the Red Rose beside Saint Lawrans P[ountney]; and also at the lady of Sarum house [in Walbr]oke in London foresaid."(In margin, in Cromwell's hand; "The fyrst poynt"; and below in Pollard's : "syns the statut"; and again by Pollard, in a more cramped writing : "The Lord never lovyd the Kyng, at hys mother howse at London . . . at Bukmer.")
"[The bur]nyng of the letters with all the communycacy[on between]e Sir Geffery Pole, the lord Mown[tague and Co]lyns h[is] priest at B[okm]er in the coun[ty of Buck]ingham; and also the writing and sending of [the] letters between the lord Marquis, the lady Marquis, and the lord Mowntacue hath been from Bukmer in [Buckingham]shire to Horseley in Surrey and from Horseley to Bukmer in Buckinghamshire. The common bearer of the said letters hath been one Tyrell and one Thomas Fottman, servant to marquis of Excester."
In Cromwell's hand, p. 1. Mutilated.
*** On the back in Pollard's hand are two articles each commencing: "Hyt apperyth," but very illegible. In the first are the words: "for what causes he grudged at . . . . . answereth for the plu[cki]ng down of abbeys . . . . . . . . for that words in certain cases were made treason . . . . . . so the King and the lord [Privy] Seyall did * * *" and afterwards : "lord Montague at Bukmer." The second is: "It appeareth by his last examination . . . . . . . . . a fantasy only of himself [con]ceived . . . . . . . . . which was at the death of the . . . . . lady [Ma]ry should have a title to th[e] Crown:"
955. Against Lord Montague.
R. O. Paper headed "The Lord Montacute," being an abstract of evidence against him.
(1.) Lady Salisbury has confessed that he and Sir Geoffrey Pole told her the King had sent over sea to kill Cardinal Pole. (2.) Colyns the priest showed him of the burning of the letters at Luftington. (3.) Sir Geoffrey showed him of Hugh Holland's visit to the Cardinal and the message he brought. (4.) He showed Colyns two letters from the Cardinal to him and his mother, and the copy of letters to the bishop of Duresme, and asked his opinion of them, (5.) He left the letters to the bishop of Duresme with Colyns, and now this last summer required them again and burned them. (6.) He said "a time" would come, and if they lasted till then their only fear was that they should lack honest men. (7.) Another time he said, [The King] will [die], his leg will kill him. (8.) He said, lord Darcy in the last insurrection played the fool, for he "went to pluck away the council: he should first have begun with the head; but I beshrew them for leaving off so soon." (9.) He sent Sir Geoffrey, when the King was last at Calais, to the Princess Dowager, and caused Sir Geoffrey to be disguised at Calais. (10.) "Thatt yow have sayed that your brother the Cardinall should do good one day." (11.) Lord Montacute said when the lady Marquis was lately sick that but for her wisdom the lord Marquis "could not abide this world, and that he feared he would die before the time." (12.) He said at Stanstead, because the King when in Sussex did not visit his mother, "Well, let it pass, we shall thank them one day," &c. (13.) Colyns told him Sir Geoffrey would go over seas, and advised him to see his debts paid : he answered he had "provided a stay for that matter well enough, for the said Sir Geoffrey was discharged of many of the said debts."
Pp. 2. Mutilated.
956. The Marquis of Exeter and Lord Montague.
R. O. Cromwell's Notes of the Evidence.
* * * (about six lines almost wholly illegible) "lying and thar . . . . . . . . . .a mery worlde on [day] and th . . . . . . . harde . . sayd lorde Marques and the I . . . . . . . . . . . seer (?) . . . . . ycyons together sa . . that . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wolde amende oon daye. And that also . . . . lorde Mowntagew hathe declaryd . . . lyke saying of [the] sayd Marques unto the sayd Sir J eff[rey Pole] . . . . dyvers and many tymes within this ij yeres aswell at Bukmar as at London as also at Luffyngton otherwise called Lordyngton at his owue howse and (?) dy (?) . . . . . . . . . . that the sayd [lorde] Marques woolde kyll hym . . . . . . . ff . . . . . .
* * * (about two-thirds of page 2 almost wholly illegible). "Item, he sayth that the lorde Mowntagew tolde hym of hym (sic) dreme that the [King's] Highnes sholde be deade w . . . . . . Bokmer a yere and a halfe passyd . . . . . . . . he remembryth not but it was abowt Shoreffetyde (?).
"Item, he sayth that Sir [Edwarde] Nevell tolde him th[at the] Kyng was a best [and] woor[se tha]n a best at the Kyng's [Palace] at Westm. and"
* * * (on the first half of p. 3, words are legible only here and there). "Item, the sayd Sir [Jeffrey] sayth that yff [the letters] whiche were bornyd at Bokmere [and] also at Loffyngton myght have come to light they would have sufficientlye decl[ared] all things by the sayd Sir Geffrey......and also many other things of grette importance [and] of all the intelygence betwene [the lorde] Mowntagew [and] the lorde Marques .... lorde Mowntacue [and] the ladye Marques . . . . .
* * * (last page illegible all but the words "the sworde," and one or two other scattered words).
Pp. 4. In Cromwell's hand, with legal notes in the margin by Ric. Pollard which are all almost illegible except one at the end of p. 3, which is, "Hyt [appeareth] that ther was contanyd treason yn thos letters that wher burnyd." Very much injured by damp. Written perhaps on an inner sheet of the same paper as No. 957.
957. Cromwell's Notes of Evidence.
R. O. "The communications between Ge[ffra]ye Polle, and Sir Edw. N[ev]yll hath been in the King's palace at Westminster and at Cowdrey, the lord Admiral's house." Songs and jests of Sir Edw. Nevyll were at [H]orseley in the garden, "and the words touching the insu[rre]ccyon, which was 'Beware of the thyr[d],' was spoken at Wyndsor." Communications between Sir Geoffrey Pole and Croftes were for the most part at Sir Geoffrey's house of Luffyngton, Hants., and sometimes at Crofte's house at Chichester.
P. 1. In Cromwell's hand on the second leaf of a sheet of paper, on which a letter had been commenced by a clerk with the words: "My Lord, after my most-–––"
958. Lord Montague.
R. O. Counts to be inserted in the indictment of lord Montague, mostly those contained in the indictments in the Baga de Secretis (No. 979), but with these additional sayings imputed to him :— "The King doth not come this summer to Warblyngton. Well, let it pass; we shall thank them one day that did let the same;" and "This worlde wolle torne upsedowne."
P. 1. Very mutilated and injured by damp. Headed in Pollard's hand: " . . . . . . . .yn the indye[tment agains]t the lord Montegue."
959. Lord Montague and the Marquis of Exeter.
R. O. Notes for the prosecution, headed : "Jerome Ragland."
Points in the evidence of Sir Geoff. Pole, Colyns, and Hugh Holland against lord Montacute which are confirmed by Ragland, i. e. (1.) that Montacute disliked the King's proceedings and grudged against those who ruled about the King; (2.) lamented the death of lord Aburgaveny in whom he trusted; (3.) disliked the pulling down of abbeys [and trusted] to see them up again; (4.) lamented the sickness of the lord (fn. n24) Marquis; (5.) had secret intelligence with the Marquis, for Raglond confesses that Tyrrell went often between them, and he has seen "a big fellow in a taw[ny coat] . . . . . e the lord Marques in message to the lord [Montacute];" (6.) said "the King's promise is not now to be believed, but is used for a policy," &c., and if the Commons rose again they would trust none of them; (7.) that Geoffrey Pole would have gone over seas, &c.
In Pollard's hand, pp. 2. The numbers are not in original; (3.) is in the eridence of Pole and Colyns : (6.) in that of Colyns; (7.) in that of Pole and Holland, and the rest in that of Pole alone.
960. Lord Montague.
R. O. "Objections of high [tr]eason to be objected against Henry lor[d M]ountacute."
1. Croftes said that Sir Anthony Seyntmount had warned him to beware of Sir Henry Owen, who had spoken to Thos. Alen to accuse Croftes to the lord Privy Seal. saying that Croftes "could tell great things of great confederacies between the lord Marquis, lord Mountacute, and the lord De la Warre." 2. Montague said that he had lived in prison these six years, and that Sir Geoffrey told him the keeping of letters "might do a man's friend hurt.[And] lord M. said. "Marry, I have burned them."
3. Collyns says that the lord M. and he, coming by the Augmentation house said: "This house is the cause of the commotion," adding "that the lords had such a gate opened that they might reform many things if they would." 4. Collyns said that the lord M., after the pacifying of the insurrection, said it was noised that a parliament should be kept at York for reformation of their requests, and that the time had been when nothing was more sure than the promise of a King, "but now they count it no promise, but a policy to blind the people;" adding that if the people should rise again they would trust no promise.
5. Lord M. said to Collyns "that the King nor the lord Privy Seal l[ove]d no honest men, nor would have none about them, and that they by rewards and promotion had corrupted the minds of .many honest men." 6. Collyns says the lord M. said that cardinal P. one day should do his country good, and further that cardinal Wolsey had been an honest man if he had had an honest master, adding that he was not so evil a man as he was taken for. and I things were done worse now than they were then.
7. Morgan Wellys says there was a voice in the lord M's house that card P. should do them all good one day. 8. [Holland says that Throgmerton desired him to commend him to the lord M. by the token that they had communed together at his last being in England in a certain place out of his remembrance, and further that he should not stir till he came to him.] (fn. n25) 9. Geoffrey Pole confesses that he showed the lord M. all such things as the messenger who came from the Cardinal had showed him, but says he declared not who was the messenger. 10. Hugh Holland says he showed lord M. that Geoffrey Pole was very desirous to go over sea and he wondered why. "Marry." said lord M. "I charge you meddle not with that in any wise." 11. Holland confesses that Geoffrey Pole showed him, when. he stirred the said Holland to go over sea, that the lord M. would as fain be over as he. 12. Geoff. Pole says in his last examination that the lord Montague told him "the King never made man but he destroyed him again, other by displeasure or with the sword." 13. Sir Geoffrey says "that Collyns and Jerome Ragland were divers times present when lord Montague and he talked secretly of the proceedings of the King and of the not liking of this world."
In Pollard's hand, pp 3. Opposite each paragraph the name "Baker" is written, indicating that the matter was to be laid before the Attorney-General.
961. Against the Marquis of Exeter.
R. O. "An abbreviation of th'old accusation (fn. n26) against the lord Marquis of Exeter."
Gilbert Becket heard say that Wm. Kendal, servant to the Marquis, did put men in readiness at an hour's warning (In margin : "Papiro primo the iij article, which was by the commandment of the lord Mercas"). Heard Wm. Cleker say the same. Kendal said it was for the matter between lord Montjoye and Sir Anthony Willoughby.
Peter Corringdon says that Quynterel, servant to the Marquis, desired Ric. Harrys to be retained to Kendal for the Marquis, "who was heir apparent, and in case the King should die or marry, the Marquis should be King." Ric. Kendal told Hoblyn, tenant to Gilbert Becket, that he (Kendal) must make shortly 100 men. (In margin : "The j article in the viij paper. Richard Harrys affirmeth it.")
John Amadas, serjeant-at-arms, heard from John Cornishe, the King's servant, John Holdich and Reynold Mone, that Kendal retained many men for the Marquis.
Peter Bowden heard one of Kendal's servants say, "We care not and the King taketh Sir Anthony Willoughbye's part, for our master shall wear the garland at the last." (In margin: "The first article in the first paper.")
John Litel, of the Guard, says Kendal told him the Marquis had sent for men to the country, and Mr. Lowre had sent him four, and he, Kendal, would send him a tall fellow and two more.
John Herell, with Ric. Harry and Wm. Nicoll, was at Quynterell's house, who desired Herell and Harrys to be swovn to Wm. Kendal, "and if the K.'s Grace marry my lady Ann, there will be need of such good fellows."
Walter Geaffo(?) went to Edmund Rwnold from Wm. Kendal to pray him to be ready at an hour's warning to go with Kendal, "and that there should go a hundred good fellows more than he knew of."
Joan, wife of Thos. Saye, heard John Davy, clothier, say before Walter Potter and others in John Asheley's house, the "date of the King was almost out, and that there was but four or five years to come, and then my lord Marquis would be King and they lords." (In margin. "John Cleker, Edmund Rythe, and Wm. Baker confessed to Mr. Eggecomb this to be the saying of Joan made unto them afore that.")
Thos. Saye heard, in a company of lord Montjoye's and other servants, Thos. Benet say "this matter wolbe holpen in shorter space than ye be ware, for my lord Marquis shall have the garland."
Edward More was told by Thos. Saye that John Sarnyngton, servant to lord Mountjoye, Wm. Choke, and others said "the King should have a breakfast before Michaelmas Day that he had never none such :" but Thos. Saye denies this. (In margin : "In the ij paper in the ij article.")
At the inquest on Thos. Rede, Edmund Ryeth, attorney, "challenged for the King and alleged causes maintenant forasmuch as the murderers servants to my lord of Mountjoye and the challenges servants to the lord Marquis; and one John Philip said" that he was servant to, and would challenge for, the said lord Marquis; and would suffer no further challenge, but admitted the same challenges in the jury, who found that Rede died of God's visitation and not murdered.
Pp. 2. With marginal notes mostly in Ric. Pollard's hand.
R. O. 2. A paper with mutilated title on first leaf : "Th . . . . . . . . . . . . abyll . . . . . . . . . . [Mar]ques . . . . . . "
"First, Coryngeton, Bekett and Amadas have certef[ied] thopinion (?) of certain persons that the lord Marques s[hould] wear the crown and some say the gar[and. Some] sayd he was heir apparant and sum sayd . . . . . . . . . . d the lady Anne he sholde ha . . . Mechelmas daye." (Here follows an item of four very mutilated lines, in which appear the words "lady Marques in [h]abytt dys[guised],"—"by the assent,"—"to Canterbury," and "should live and who"; then an item of five lines: "Item (?).the lady Marques sent for the sa[id Nun] (fn. n27). . . . . . . . wher she hade a trawnse ffeyned to know how long the King s . . . . . . . .the (?) woor . sholde goo unto w . . . . . . . . [an]sweryd [th]at he sholde not . . . . . . . . . that her husband sholde r . . . . . ; then an item of five lines, in which "Golde,"—"lord Marques," and ''live past" are almost the only words apparent)
"Item, at the Parliament xxiij. the lord Marques of Exceter being at supper with the bishop of Carlyle [d]eceased, it happened Peter Larke to c[ome thith]er, being servant to the bishop of [Carlisle (fn. n28) and now to the] bishop of Winchester that time . . . . . . . . . . . lye in certain things tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . At w[hi]ch time the Marques .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larke. 'How d[oth my lord your ma]ster?' He answering, said . . . . . . . . .ch Marques answered and said '[Ccm]mend me to my Lord your master . . . . . . . . him hold his . . lde and tell him . . . . . . .lack no help I.
[The lord] mer[quis a]fter the bearward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [Glouc]estershire the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . o the Council.
"Edward Nevell thereof gave warning to the lord Marques; after the which the said Marques sent to me, the lord Privy Seal, one Anthony Hervye d . . . . that he had heard of such a thing . . . . .the next day I the lord Privy [Sear] (fn. n29) m[ade the] King privy how the lord Mar[quis] . . . . . . . to me his Highness co . . . . . . . me to send to him and to [command him] upon his allegiance to declare who s . . . . . . . of the apprehension of . . . . . . . . . . sent unto him Tho who after he had declared [the King's] pleasure fownd the said Marq[uis the most a]ppallyd ma[n that] ever he sa[w] . . . . . . his first . . said . . . liever die than to disclose his friend, and consequently found the means that a servant of his was brought forth, who said it was told him in P[au]les, but of whom he could not [te]ll; and after that the said Marquis [tol]de Sir Edward Nevell that he . . . . . . . . . . .tyes (?) that he had satisfied me the lord [Privy] Seal.
"[Item, the said Marqu]es hath said he trusted to [see a new] world one d[ay]e. and that [knaves sh]ould not rule about the King.
"[Item], the lord Marques . . heard Sir E[dw]ard Nevell divers [and] many times [s]ing that he trust[ed]. . . . . . that noble[men] should rule one . . . . .
"Item, why should the Marquis have s . . .. intelligence with the lord Montacue who . . l[ok]yd for an alteration, and that so s. . . . . . . [shoul]de come (?) between them, and that ey[ther of] them should burn others letters.
"Item, Geffrey Poole saith that n[either my] lord Marques ne yet the lord . . . . did ever mislike all the King's . . . . .proceedings."
In Cromwell's hand, pp. 5. Very mutilated and illegible.
962. Against Exeter and Others.
R. O. i. "Offences committed by the lord marquis of Exeter" against the King.
Extracts from depositions of witnesses whose evidence is referred to by folio and article in the margin. The witnesses are Sir Geoffrey Pole, Sir E. Nevyle, Colyns, priest; Constance Bontayne, Wm. Brent, Peter Bowdon, (fn. n30) Ric. Harrys, Gilbert Bekett, (fn. n30) one Hancock of Bere and Thos. Saye's wife, Edw. More, Kendal, (fn. n30) Roger Beket and John Worthe, John Mcnt, (fn. n30) Wm. Hoore, (fn. n30) John Herell, (fn. n30) Thos. Saye, (fn. n30) Joan Say, Peter Corryngton, Gilbert Bekett, and Roger Bekett (fn. n30) (Sir Edward Nevyle's evidence refers to the bearward, and in the margin is "For plain declaration of this see the lord Privy Seal's writing"). 33 articles signed at the end by Cromwell.
ii. Three similar articles against lord De la Warr from the evidence of Sir Geoffrey Pole, Sir Harry Owen, Morgan Myllys (sic). Signed by Cromwell.
963. Bishop Sampson's Statement.
"[My l]ord Delaware cam to me in a morning to my [hou]se by the Stronde and stonding in a wyndow [spake] thes [w]ords: My Lord ye are my good [lord, and w]hat schalbe seyd I know not, bu[t] . . . an [ye] here ony thing seyd off me I pray yow aunswor ffor me os my good lord.
"I suyrly marveyled to here hym speke so, and [a]unswe[red] undyr this maner: My Lord [y]e are a noble man and os I trust a trew gentylman; iff ony thing be leyd to your charge that is not trew it cannot hurte yow; answor lyke a trew man.
"Rich. Cicester."
Hol., slightly mutilated.
964. Anne Barneys to [Cromwell].
R. O. Richard Freeston, one of the esquires for the Body, has spoken words against the King's grace and your Lordship, saying you do naught in taking away the bp. of Rome's high name and removing images. These words he spoke a month after Michaelmas last among a hundred priests at a month's mind which he made himself; whereupon I called him traitor in his own house, and so I call him every time I meet him. He maintains many false priests. I would have reported it before this, but was great with child, of which I have since been delivered.
P.S.—In another hand: Wallar, of Norwich, was present, and also one Wryseley, of Norwich.
P . 1. Endd.
965.————to [Sir Clement West].
Otho C. ix.
B. M.
"[Right] honourable sir. My contynew[al duty premised]. Pleasing to understand yesterday your for[mer] . . . . . . . . arrived here at Myssena where, by a young m[an] . . . . . . from Malta, I have knowledge of your Mastership's goo[d will, which] always unto me creasythe most gladness, as the . . . . . . . . like life and dear of all present mundane things . . . . . . . desirous to be had. These gallies doth now tarry he [re by order] of the Fytzeroye, as the captain promised at our d[eparting from] Bryndes, who cometh from Poolya by sea with the rest of . . . . . . . 45 galleys, whom we look for here every hour, where . . . . . . the prince (fn. n31) to depart by land to the emperor. The king of Tu[nis sent] of late to the Viceroy again for succours against Sooza . . . . . done we cannot say unto his coming, but we think to retu[rn] . . . . . And since my other letter sent your Mastership from Curfoo ha . . . . the 28th day of October, the Christian army did win Cast [el Nuovo, a] town of the Turks in Slavonia, but 30 miles from Ra[guse, which I] think is the best port of the sea known. The town of . . . . a held of little strength. The gallies of the religion were . . . . . . . thereof, whereby I was from that act kept away, contrar[y to my will], but only God worketh his will in all. By the way thy . . . . . . . the prince commanded and left these 4 galleys to remay[n] . . . . . . the the Vyllona in Guardya for the coming after of the Turk . . . . . . . . we continuing our termyno by the prince assigned . . . discovered none of them. Then our panatyca near spe[nt] . . . . . we resorted unto our army which was 120 miles to th . . . . . . . being in sure port much great storms was seen y . . . . . . after the which past the prince furnished the town with . . . . munition, and 4,000 soldiers with good provision of a[rtillery] for to keep it. The 3 banners of the Leege set upon . . . . . . that is the Emperor, the Pope, and the Venetians, the ar[my] . . . . ready to come away, there arrived three galleys Candyotes . . . . . . . . late departed which brought news that by the way comyn . . . . . [Vyllona] (fn. n32) at the Passo where we kept the watch near . . . . . . by them was seen great wrecks, much timber of galleys pe . . . . . . . .
"Upon which tidings was sent sundry brigantines to dy . . . . . . And also letters came to the prince and to the general of the . . . . . certifying thereof by land from the dwelling places of . . . . . . and other Christian men in that country, affirming t[hat] . . . . the sea coasts was seen so full of timber of galleys and . . . . . that they verily supposed Barba Rowse with all the . . . . ys lost. Our bregantynes brought also word of xxx . . . . . . and iij tymones they had seen in the sea or by the shore s . . . . . . tokens, pieces of poops and postyces of 4 remys per ba[ncum] . . . . . So after all this certificate and knowledge had, the x . . . . . . the army departed all from Castell Nova homeward . . . . . . and the Venetians with the poopes towards Venice. A . . . . . . galleon to Venice to make Karyna which for the [gret leke] (fn. n31) . . . . . . ans thence now near three year and half. She hath much . . . . . . great leak grown. All this journey with four pumps goo[ing, and] labour continually to keep her above the water to serve . . . . . which surely is a goodly and royal vessel to her greatness [as has been] seen upon the sea, and as well in order pointed of . . . [and] all other thing. And that well knoweth the Turks army. She dy . . . so well for else it would have been worse for some mo . . . . . . The other lesser of theirs is gone again to wy . . . . . . The xx of November at our arriving at Bryndes, w[e had] new word by passengers come over, but five days before . . . departed, saying that Barba Rowse at his coming [towards Castel] Nova against us he passed through the Kanall. . . . . . with 180 sails, whereof were 20 galleys then late co[me from Negro] ponte, charged with biscuit and faryna for them which w . . . . . . than were at our before meeting, and at his retorny[ng thence] to Prevyza was seen but 144, so there lacked [six-and-thirty] all which upon the foresaid expressed our army . . . . . credit and believe certain they be so many lost . . . . . . but his own galley is escaped clear . . . . . . . [A]llmightye God hath fought bette[r] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . your mastership in * * *
966. [The Same Writer] to Sir Clement West.
Otho. C. ix.
B. M.
"[Right] honourable Sir. Ever more . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sir, this is for continuing the same . . . . . . . . . . . . Christian army, being in all 140 galleys . . . . . . . . . . . the number of half hundred small sails venturers . . . . . . . . . departed all from this port of Curfoo the xxvth day . . . . . . . . The same day in the evening the army surged at . . . . . . . . port or river of Prevyza, where the Turk's army la[y] . . . . . . The next morning issued forth to the mouth of . . . . . . a dozen of the Turk's galleys, continent our army lyft . . . . . . going furth under sail towards Shiffolonya, our g[alleys s]kirmishing with the Turks, shooting great artillery at [them and] they at us. In the which space divers of ours ymproched [their] galleys. Amongst the which the Religion was not behind . . . . . during the space of a large hour. The prince's galley . . . . . . shoot recoil, where our Christian army at that time . . . . . the Turks came away from their enemies with honour . . . . . . . disfavourable sort of fortune. As the fair weather that y . . . . . . we be not sure will be so tomorrow, even so as God h . . . . . . . all things to come. The next morning, being xxvij of . . . . . . as ours were entering the Kanalle between Sancta Mavyr[a] . . . . . . bound towards Morya we discovered the Turks a[s they] issued forth from Prevyza and coming after us whe . . . . . . than with fresh wind in favour so well ships as galleys [we set] upon them, whom in short space under th[e said] Mavyra we fronted at large, letting the ships pass . . . . . . . our covert or bastion, and to give the first battle with ar[tillery] where the two barches of Venyse, the galleon of the Pry [nce and] the iij vessels formost with other good ships more a . . . . . . all the rest following did their parts defending valye[ntly advan]ced themselves against the Turks to their great damage . . . . . they came fiercely on, continually shooting great . . . . . . . our ships shooting destroyed much * * *. . . . . . . . de for safeguard from . . . . . . .
ane. In this mean time after Myde d[ay . . . . . . the] wind waxed calm. Then the Prince's ga[lleon . . . . t]he banner to battell. To the which Barba Rowse galley . . . . . . . . Than our galleys blew the trumpet to battell, purp[osing to fight] owr enemies, wherunto all the 50 galleys Ponentynes . . . . . . foreward made forwards ready to set upon them, but . . . . . [brig]antynes, Venetians and poopes (Pope's) galleys did not come furth . . . . . . . . . to, notwithstanding they not so well as we armed of men . . . . . . . feigned hearts drew at large and far back behind, which . . . . . . . and poco anymo perceived was great discourage unto us, and . . . . . . g the best. That day the galleys without shooting one piece a . . . . . . our enemies the prince with all his recoiled large, to the which the . . . . . . very ready and formest to return, being then evening came a gre[at fo]wlle weather, much rain and wind, which did us favour to fly aw[ay, sca]tteryng abroad like sheep from the flock, who might run f [astest would] not tarry his fellow. Every man for himseff, a very camp . . . . . . . . say thereof no better term. And very sory to write so tie . . . . . . . . being late leaving the ships behind in danger whereof the . . . . . . . . taken prizes of the Christian army, two Venetians galleys th . . . . . . . straye, one Bysken ship and other half dozen small vessels with vy . . . . . . . . and burned as in the night we saw the fires of them burnyn[g on the] see, amongst the which is lost three or four banderos of ynfante[rya. Not with] standing one great vessel that we left behind all as a lost s[hip, her] main mast stricken away with gunshot, wherein was a compan[y of y]nfanterya, Spaniards, the captain named Machyno de Mongya . . . . the Turks galleys did pursue with sharp battle unto the midnight, [but] surely God of his mercy preserved them, giving such strength . . . . syte and so valiantly avanced themself against their enemy . . . . . though many times the Turks went to invest and enter the ship [an]d spake to them to render, they were fain to recoil large [and] finally leave them, so that the 3rd day following, having but [one ma]ste standing, the ship, much broken, came to this port again . . . . army, but the loss of 20 men slain.
* * * played Barba Ro[wse] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . this time he remaineth strong . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ll armyd. being with him captains, the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . drya and the great Turk's nephew for general . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [k]nowledge by Christian men come away escaped that we . . . . . . . . . . So at this day the said two armies resteth in the po . . . . . . . . . . . . . apart, one ready to disturb the other, as upon us at this . . . . . . . . . . . having prize of ours and we none of them, have enjoyed . . . . . . . . . . . and letted our journey. God send better the next. In th . . . . . . . . . . gallye is slain and hurt with gun shot 12 or 13 parso[ns] . . . . . . . . . . . ij of the cross. The comyto and half dozen more su . . . . . . . . . . . . . ij French men of the Cross hurt. The English men . . . . . . . . . . . . . The first of this present went messengers hence by po[st] . . . . . . . . . . . to the Emperor and to Venyse by sea, whose respost we tarry . . . . . . . space this army of Ponentye the prince yet keepeth hol . . . . . . . . . . The general of Venice hath and doth disarm here of . . . . . . . . . . . . . and the Pope three, what we shall do here goeth no . . . . . . . . . . . . . . till answers come, and this I write is passed. Farther . . . . . [I] . . . . cannot say, but I pray Jesus send us better next [time]."
"I thought, or this day to have made prize of some little Turk for you, but as the game since that time hath gone about, amongst us the gains was forgotten and many be very well content to be here again free them self."
Mutilated. In the same hand as the preceding letter. Add.: All Rdo Signor ell Sor Turcoplyer my Signor yn Mallta.
967. Grants in November 1538.
1. Ric. Cromwell. Licence to alienate the manor of Norford (Narford) and a fulling mill and certain acres of land, &c., in Norford, Swafham. Stowe, and Narburgh, Norf., to John Croftis. Westm., 1 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 25.
2. Thomas Crumwell lord Crumwell. To be captain of Caresbroke Castle, and of the Isle of Wight. Hants, constable and door-ward of the said castle, steward, surveyor, receiver and bailiff of crown lands within the Isle, master of the hunt of deer in the forest there and in the whole island, and keeper of Caresbroke Park; vice Sir James Worsley, dec.; with fees of 32l. 2s. 8d. a year.
Also an annuity of 20l. 13s. 4d. for life, out of the issues of the premises. Del. Westm., 2 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 14.
3. Wm. Lok of London, mercer. Licence to purvey and export 300 tuns of beer. Del. Westm., 2 Nov., 30 Hen. VIII.—S. B.
4. Hugh Glasyer, S. T. B. Presentation to the parish church of Hanworth, London dioc, void by death. Del. Westm., 3 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 2, m. 2.
5. John Knottesfotd, one of the yeomen of the Guard. To be a serjeant at arms with 12d. a day, on the first vacancy among the present Serjeants, viz.:—Edw. Skipwith, Nich. Jakson, Hen. Vanghan and Wm. Rolt. Del. Westm., 3 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.—S. B.
6. Tristram Tesshe and Wm. Tesshe his son. Lease of the site of the manor of Holme in Spaldyngmore, Yorks.; a tenement there called "le Mylkehouse" with the stables and "heyhouse" in the outer court of the manor, a garden called Esshe Garth, the herbage of Newparke, and a croft there called West Crofte, with profits of the mosses and turfs, rights of fishing and hawking in the said manor and pasture of 338½ acres of wood and underwood there; which premises came to the King by the attainder of Sir Robt. Constable; with reservations; for 21 years, at 14l. 0s. 2d. rent, and 40s. of increase. Del. Westm. 4 Nov., 30 Hen. VIII.—S. B.b. Pat. P. 1, m. 21.
7. Nich. Hancocke. Annuity issuing from certain lands and tenements in Clyderhowe, Lanc., lately belonging to Wm. Dyneley, dec, during the minority of Hen. Dyneley, son and heir of the said Wm.; with the wardship and marriage of the said Henry. Del. Westm., 4 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 1, m. 35.
8. John Syngar (Syntar in Pat.), clk., "Epistelarius" and one of the ministers of the Chapel Royal. Presentation to the parish church of St. Peter in Notingam, York dioc, at the King's disposal by the dissolution of the monastery of Lenton. Del. Westm. 4 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 2, in. 2.
9. Hoell William, Ric. Ap John and Laur. Ap John. Pardon for having in self-defence on the 20th Feb., 29 Hen. VIII.. mortally wounded Thomas Ap John Prethyd who died on the 13th Mar. 29 Hen. VIII. at Malpas in the commote of Wenlog, as appears by inquisition before Wm. Morgan coroner in the said commote. Westm., 4 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 8, m. 22.
10. John Wiseman and Joan his wife. Grant in fee (in consideration of 435l. 11s. 8d.) of the reversions and rents reserved upon the following leases, &c.
(1) By the Crown, by indenture 1 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII., to Sir Simon Harecourte, of the dissolved priory of Routon, Staff., with certain meadows and pastures there (specified), and the grange called "le Hethhouse graunge," with its closes, &c. (specified), Staff., belonging to the said late priory; all woods reserved; for 21 years; at rents of 4l. 12d. for the site, and 66s. for the grange; all which premises lie in Routon and Seightford, Staff. (2) By Thos. Alton, the late prior, and the convent of Routon, by indenture 10 July 21 Hen. VIII, to Ric. Couper and Margery his wife, in survivorship, of two tenements in Routon; rent, 26s. 8d.
Also grant, in fee, of the site, church, steeple, and churchyard of the priory and grange, certain woods (named) in Routon and Elynhalle, Staff., cottages, &c, in Routon in the several tenures of John Hudson, Thos. Lowe (this in Burrewhalle), Matilda Leche (this called Baksterres Croft), Agnes Burne, Thos. Smalman, messuages in the several tenures of Hen. Alsope and Wm. Alsope in Routon, and a pond called "Olde Pole" in Routon, in the tenure of Wm. Alsope, belonging to the said late priory. Clear annual value, 241. 4s.; rent, 48s. 5d. by way of tenth; the grantees to be discharged of all other payments except an annual rent of 4d. to John Harecourte, and an annual pension of 100s. to the abbot and convent of Hagmond, Salop, from parts of the premises. Del. Westm., 6 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 3, m. 25.
11. John Wheler, one of the officers of the King's cellar, and Hen. Pyne a sewer of the Chamber. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of parker or keeper of the park of Leskerd, called the "Neweparke" near Leskerde, Cornw., parcel of the duchy of Cornwall; with fees of 3d. a day; in as full manner as Wm. Holden, late parker there, enjoyed the same; and with the herbage and pannage of the said park. On surrender of patent 18 Oct. 19 Hen. VIII. granting the same to the said John Wheler alone. Westm., 4 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 15.
12. Ric. Hamp, the King's servant. To be bailiff of the lordship of Berkeley, Glouc, now at the King's disposal, and parker of Whitclyf park there, having the whole pasture of Comeley adjoining the said park for the pasturing "of the King's "lez studs"; with the usual fees. Palace of Westminster, 5 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. 6 Nov.—P.S.
13. Sir Hugh Paulett. Grant in fee (for 1,000l.) of the manor and borough of Sampforde Peverell, Devon, the advowson of the church of Samforde Peverell, and the moiety of the hundred of Holberton, Devon. Westm., 3 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII Del. Westm., 8 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 15.
14. Exeter Cathedral. Patent confirming an ancient custom by which those keeping house or lodging for the time within the city and diocese of Exeter, and those dwelling within the same are liable to contribute a farthing a year towards the support of the architecture of the cathedral of St. Peter, Exeter. The said money to be collected by personal applications and at the parish churches. Del. Westm., 9 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
15. Hen. Fortescue, son and heir of John Fortescue dec. Livery of lands, viz.: the possessions of the said John in England, Calais, Wales, and the marches thereof. Westm, 1 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 13.
16. Robt. Budde, clk. Licence to be nonresident on any of his benefices and freely to resort to, and live at either of the universities of Oxford and Cambridge, provided he maintain good hospitality at the college of Wyngfelde, Suff., of which he is now master. Westm., 25 May 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Nov.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 36.
17. Thos. Broke, one of the gentlemen ushers of the Chamber. To be customer at the Lantern Gate of Calais in reversion after Edw. Peyton, who now holds the office by patent of 16 Jan. 13 Henry VIII granting it to him, as one of the gentlemen ushers of the Chamber, in reversion after John Copledyke; with 12d. a day and the usual profits. Del. Westm., 10 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 11.
18. Robt. See, father of Hen. See dec, John Girlyng, Wm. Girlyng and Wm. See jun., brother of the said Henry. Pardon for having acquired without licence, by grant of the said Henry by his charter dated 7 July 29 Hen. 8, the manor of Bokeland, with the advowson of the church of Buckland, Kent, and all other his lands, &c, in the parishes of Buckland, Ospryng, Stone near Ospryng, Ludnam, Tenam, and Norton, Kent; to hold to them their heirs and assigns to the use of the said Hen. and Eliz. his wife, and the heirs male of their bodies; with remainder in default of such issue to the use of the heirs male of the body of the said Hen.; with remainder in default of such issue to the use of Hen. See, and his right heirs. That this alienation was made was found by inquisition before Rog. Hoorne, escheator, Kent. Westm., 10 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 13.
19. Alex. Chapman, of the Exchequer. Lease of the King's lands in Brynkeredig, in the commote of Collyon in the lordship of Deffrecloid alias Ruthyn, N. Wales, with reservations; for 21 years; at 3l. rent, and 3s. 4d. of increase. Del. Westm., 11 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII—S. B. b. Pat.p. 1, m. 21.
20. Sir Arth. Hopton. Grant in tail male of the reversion and rent reserved upon a lease by the King, granted by indenture 6 March, 28 Hen. VIII., to Walter Wadelond of Nedeham Markett, Suff, of the house and site of the dissolved priory of Blitheborough, Suff., with certain closes (named), a marsh and water-mill there, and the manor of Blithebugh, Suff., all belonging to the late priory; with reservations; for 21 years; at 21l. rent. Also site, with the church, steeple, and churchyard and the said closes, meadow, marsh, and water-mill, and the manors of Blitheborough, and Hynton Hall, Suff., belonging to the late priory, the rectories of the parish churches of Blitheborough, Thoryngton, Bramefeld, and Wenaston, the chapel of Walderswike, and a portion of tithes in Blifford, Suff., belonging the said late priory; and all messuages, &c, in the above places belonging to the said rectory and chapel, with reservation of advowsons of vicarages and free chapels. Annual value 35l. 9s.: rent, 18l. 9s. as tenth. The grantee is released from all corrodies and rents with which the premises are chargeable, with some stated exceptions. Del. Westm., 12 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p.1, m. 30.
21. Erian Brereton and And. Bekingham, grooms of the King's Chamber. Grant in survivorship of the office of ranger of the forest in the Isle of Wight called Parkehurst alias Caresbroke lately held by John Parker, deceased; with fees of 10 marks a year, and 3 bucks in summer and 3 does in winter. Arundel, 1 Au;.30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Nov.—P.s. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
22. .Sir Thos. Hennege. Licence to remise and quit-claim to John Hennege, his interest in the grange or farm called le Towse in Ludfrorth. Line., and certain acres in Ludforth, Estwikham, and Westwikham, Line, which belonged to the priory of Markeby, Linc, which were leased to the said John for 21 years by indenture 7 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. and of which the reversion and rent were granted to the said Thomas in fee by patent 1 May last, 30 Hen. VIII. Westm., 12 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 5.
23. John Skyp, S. T. P., the king's great almoner. Grant in augmentation of the King's alms, of the goods, debts, and chattels of suicides, and all deodands in England, Wales, and Calais. Westm., 7 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
24. John Kebull. Licence to alienate a moiety of one messuage, 7½ virgates of land and a rent of 2lbs. of pepper, and 2 lbs. of cinnamon in Lyttell Asshby, Leic., to Those Coton and his heirs and assigns for ever. Westm., 13 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20.
25. John Swayne, clk., of Churchtaunton, Devon. Licence of non-residence upon any benefice he may have, notwithstanding the statute of 21 Hen. VIII. (c. 13). Westm., 18 Nov. 30 Hen. VIIL—S. B. Pat. p. 8, m. 16.
26. Sheriff Roll.
Cumb.—Edward Aglandby, John Thwaytes, (fn. n33) Thos. Dalston.
Northumb.—Sir Reginald Carnaby, Sir Cuthb. Rateclyff, Robt. Colyngwood. (fn. n33)
Yorks.—Sir Wm. Copley, Sir Chris. Danby, Sir Jas. Strangways. (fn. n33)
Notts and Derby.—Sir John Markham, (fn. n33) John Hercy, Sir Wm. Bassett.
Linc.—Sir John Byron, Sir Wm. Newenham, (fn. n33) Edw. Sapcotes.
Warw, and Leic.—John Grevyle, Sir Thos. Nevell of Holte, (fn. n33) John Dygby.
Salop.—Rog. Corbett, (fn. n33) Wm. Yong(?), Ric. Laky[n].
Staff.—Sir John Gyffor[d], John Vernon, (fn. n33) Sir Edw. Aston.
Heref.—John Pakyngton, (fn. n33) Thos. Monyngton, Thos. Havord.
Glouc.—Sir Walt. Denys, (fn. n33) Jas. Clyfford, Anth. Kyngeston.
Oxon and Berks.—Sir Wm. Barantyne, Sir Wm. Essex, John Williams. (fn. n33)
Northt.—Sir Robt. Kyrkham, John Hasylwood, Anth. Catesby. (fn. n33)
Camb. and Hunts.—Sir Giles Alyngton, Philip Parrys, Thos. Hutton. (fn. n33)
Beds and Bucks.—Six Robt. Dormer, (fn. n33) Ralph Verney, Thos. Gyfford.
Norf. and Suff.—John Spryng, Sir John Tyndale, Sir Fran. Lovell. (fn. n33)
Essex and Herts.—John Smith, (fn. n33) Sir John Mordaunt, Sir Philip Butler.
Kent.—Sir Wm. Kempe, (fn. n33) Ric. Vane, Anth. Sandes.
Surr. and Sussex.—Sir Edw. Bray, (fn. n33) Sir Nich. Carewe, John Sakvyle.
Hants.—Ric. Andrewes, John Kyngesmyll, (fn. n33) Sir Michael Lyster.
Wilts.—Edm. Mountpesson, Chas. Bulkeley, Sir Anth. Hungerford. (fn. n33)
Somers. and Dorset.—John Pawlett, Sir Edw. Willoughby, Sir Hen. Long. (fn. n33)
Devon.—Sir John Chamond, (fn. n33) Sir Thos. Speke, Sir John Wallop.
Cornw.—Thos. Sayntabyn, John Arundell, son of Sir John Arundell, sen., Sir Wm. Godolphan. (fn. n33)
Rutland.—Thos. Sherard, Thos. Coley, Sir Fran. Makworth. (fn. n33)
Worc.—Sir John Russell, jun., Robt. Acton, (fn. n33) Ric. Tracy.
Cheshire.—Edw. Fytton, Sir Robt.
Nedham, (fn. n33) Wm. Damport.
Signed by the King top and bottom.
Del. Westm., 20 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.
27. Ric. Willyams, alias Ric. Crumwell. Licence to alienate certain acres of land, &c, in Fodrynghey, Newton, Southwik, and in Rokyngham forest, Northt., to Clement Giles. Westm., 20 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 25.
28. Sir John Shelton. Grant, in fee, of house and site of the dissolved priory of Carrowe near Norwich, the manor of Carrowe, in co. city of Norwich; the rectories of Estwynche, Stowbardolf, Erleham, and Wrenyngham, Norf., lately appropriate to the priory; an annual pension of 23s. 4d. issuing from the vicarage or church of Swardeston, Norf., portions of tithes in Surlyngham and Halvergate, Norf., and the advowsons of the parish churches of St Edward, St. Juliana, and All Saints, and the chapel of St. Katharine, in Norwich, and of the vicarage of Erleham, Norf.; and all manors, messuages, &c, in Norwich, and in the vills and parishes, &c, of Brakendell, Trowes, Amerynghall, Rokland, Helston, Porlond, Kyrkeby, Byskeley, Bramerton, Surlyngham, Berneham, Rednall, Thurleton, Wrenyngham, Derham, Skernyng, Stowbardolf, Lakenham, Hayleston, Melton, Thetford, Estwynche, Erleham, Swardeston, Halvergate, Norf., and in Chestan, Pakenham, Thurston, Southelmeham, Suff., belonging to the said late monastery; except the manor of Wroxham, Norf., and all advowsons of churches not appropriate lo the priory. Clear annual value, 37l. 2s. 4¾d.; rent, 74s. 3d. The grantee is released from all corrodies and rents except the above, and the following annual rents:—17d. payable to Thos. duke of Norfolk and his heirs at the manors of Framelyngham and Fornesett, 5s. payable at the manor of Berehall, 8s. 7½d. payable to the prior of Christchurch, Norwich, at his manor of Lakenham, 9½d. payable to the master of the hospital of St. Giles, in Norwich, and 4s. payable at the manor of Hethersett, and an annual pension of 53s. 4d. payable to the vicar of Erleham. Del. Westm., 22 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 1, m. 31 (dated on roll 2 Nov.).
29. Sir Wm. Tyrwhyt. Licence to enfeoff Sir Robt. Dymmok of a waste toft and 4 bovates of land and meadow in Glentworth, Line, belonging to the dissolved nunnery of Goykwell, which are farmed by Robt. Brokylsbee, of Glentworth, yeoman, and were late in the tenure of Thos. Tatwell, sen.; also of all lands and pastures now in the tenure of Robt. Dyghton, in Fylyngham, belonging to the same nunnery. Westm., 22 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20.
30. Sir Wm. Tyrwyht. Licence to enfeoff Wm. Dalyson and Hen. Garthyner of the house and site of the dissolved priory of Goykwell, Line, to be regranted to the said Sir William and Isabella his wife in survivorship, with remainder to Tristram Tyrwhyt, son of the said Sir William. Westm., 22 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20.
31. Yorkshire.—Commission to Sir Ralph Eure, jun., Edm. Copyndale, Ralph Pullyn, of Scotton, and Roger Wentworth, to take inquisition p. m. on the lands and heir of Ric. Chase. Westm., 22 Nov. Pat. p. 5, m. 29d.
32. John Freman, one of the particular receivers of the revenues of the Augmentations. Grant in fee (for 721l. 13s. 4d.) of the house and site of the dissolved monastery of Hagnaby alias Hawndby, Linc, and various closes, pastures, &c. (named), in Hagnaby, Sutton and Trusthorp and Maydenwell, Line, belonging to the said monastery, together with the rectory of Hanney, Line, lately appropriate to the monastery. Clear annual value 38l. 17s. 10d., rent 77s. 10d. Westm., 15 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m.21.
33. Henry the abbot and the convent of St. Mary of Graces, near the Tower of London. Licence to alienate the manor of Westmyll, Herts, and all the lands, &c, in Westmyll, Wydeal, Leyston, Aspeden and Bumyngford, Herts., and all the manor of Gore, Kent (except the pastures and marshes called Slayhill, Kent, which Thos. Diggs now holds to farm) to Sir Thos. Audeley, chancellor; also licence to the said Thos. to grant rectories, lands, &c, to the said abbot and convent to the clear annual value of 40l. Del. Westm., 23 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 40.
34. Ric. Bedill, sen. Lease of a moiety of the manor of Pyrrye alias Pirrie Court, with the site of a water-mill under Worcester castle called Frogmille, Wore, parcel of Warwikys lands; with reservations; for 21 years; at 7l. rent and 20d. increase. Del. Westm., 23 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.— S.B.b. Pat. p. 2, m. 10.
35. John Wright. Lease of the rectory of Flamburgh, Yorks., parcel of the possessions, late of the monastery of Brydlyngton, Yorks., in the King's hands by the attainder of William, the late prior there; for 21 years; at 32l. rent and 10s. increase. Del. Westm., 23 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.–S.B.b. Pat. p. 1, m, 10.
36. Sir Rog. Touneshend, Ric. Heydon, James Calthorp, John Brymley alias Stepper and Christiana his wife, and John Lathe. Licence to alienate the manor of Pattesley, and 10 messuages, 12 gardens, 140 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 200 acres of pasture, 30 acres of wood, and 20s. rent in Pattesley and Wyssyngsett, Norf.; except a close called Stakecroft, and the advowson of the church or free chapel of St. John the Baptist in Pattesley; to Wm. Salman and Hen. Clyfton and the heirs of the said Wm. for ever. Westm., 23 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20.
37. John Brikilbank, groom of the Chamber. Licence to buy and export 100 tuns of beer. Hampton Court, 21 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Nov.— P.S.
38. Sir Wm. Musgrave. Licence to alienate a messuage at the corner of Dowe lane in the parish of St. Michael Paternoster at Dowgate in London, to William Knight, clk., and his heirs for ever. Westm., 24 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 12.
39. Morgan Jones. Lease of the lands in Tewkesburye, late of Henry Glover of Staundon, late in the tenure of Geoffrey Bradford, which John Gibbes lately held for life, parcel of the earldom of Warwick, Glouc.; for 21 years; at 21s. rent and 12d. increase. On surrender of patent 14 April 15 Hen. V II. of a similar lease. Del. Westm., 25 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B.b. Pat. p. 5, m. 7.
40. Thos. Brenwod, clk. Presentation to the parish church and rectory of Bradmynche alias Bradnynsh, Exeter dioc., void by resignation, and in the King's gift by right of his earldom of Cornwall. Del. Westm., 25 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 7.
41. Walter Moyle, one of the gentlemen ushers of the King's Chamber. Licence to buy and export 300 tuns of beer, within two years. Westm., 25 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 6.
42. Edm. Boner, LL.D. Assent to his election as bishop of Hereford. Westm., 25 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 3. (Rymer, xiv., p. 599.)
43. Bishopric of Hereford. Significavit to Thos. archbishopric of Canterbury, of the election of Edm. Boner, clk., LL.D., as bishop of Hereford, vice Edw. Fox, last bishop, dec. Westm., 28 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3.
44. Edm. Boner, bp. elect of Hereford, who is in the King's legation, towards foreign princes. Licence to forego his consecration and retain the incompatible benefices he now holds, for three years from the time of his confirmation; and meanwhile, in order to appear more honourably in his legation, to take the bishopric and profits into his own hands. Westm., 25 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 10.
45. Robt. Drury, of Chalfounte St. Peter's, Bucks. Grant in fee (for 142l. 10s. 10d.), of the manor of Temple Bulstrowde alias Bulstrode, Bucks and Berks, which belonged to the late monastery of Bisham alias Bustlesham, Berks., with its lands, &c, in Hugeley, Upton, Wexham, Iver, Farnham, Kymbell, Pendley, Chedyngton, Eton, Elisborowe, and Clewere, Bucks and Berks; in as full manner as John Cordrey, the late abbot, held the same at the time of the dissolution of the monastery. Del. Westm., 28 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 11.
46. Anth. Toto and Helen his wife. Grant, in survivorship, of two cottages and land in Mycheham, Surrey, which Oliver Knight formerly held in fee simple; the said Oliver having died without heirs, to hold by payment of a red rose at St. John Baptist's day annually. Westm., 4 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 1.
47. John Cope. Licence to alienate the site of the late priory of Canonsasheby, Northt., a windmill and certain acres of land, &c, in various fields, &c, in Canonsassheby, to Anthony Cope, Thomas Cave, and Humph. Benton, and their heirs, to the use of the said John and Margery his wife and the heirs male of the body of the said John; and in default of such issue to the use of the said Anth. and the heirs male of his body; and in default of such issue to the use of the right heirs of the said John. Westm., 28 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 3.
48. Wm. Smyth. Licence to alienate a chief messuage in Hosyer Lane alias Bowe Lane, London, in the parish of St. Mary-atBowe, in the ward of Cordewayner Strete, London, to Richard Jerveis, citizen and mercer, London, and his heirs, by fine. Westm., 28 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 8, m. 20.
49. Cheshire and Flint.—Commission to Sir Peter Dutton, Sir Wm. Stanley, John Massey of Podyngton, and Wm. Snede, to make inquisition p. m. on the lands and heirs of Peter Stanley, Hector Griffith, and Edm. Pendaunt. Westm., 28 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 29d.
50. Cheshire.—Commission to Sir Peter Dutton, Sir Wm. Stanley, John Massey of Podyngton, and Wm. Snede, to make inquisition p. m. on the lands and heirs of Wm. Massey of Podyngton. Westm., 28 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 29d.
51. Cheshire—Commission to Sir Wm. Stanley, Geo. Bothe, Wm. Snede, and John Massey of Podyngton: to make inquisition p. m. on the lands and heir of Thomas Cotton. Westm., 28Nov. Pat.30 Hen.VIII. p. 5, m.29d.
52. Sir Thos. Audeley, the Chancellor To be a baron of Parliament, -with the title of baron Audeley of Walden, Essex, with succession in tail male, with contingent remainder to the heirs male of the body of Thos. Audeley, brother of the said Sir Thos. Audeley. Hampton Court. Westm., 29 Nov. Del. Westm., 29 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 27.
Vacated on surrender 29 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII., that the patent might be made out otherwise.
(2.) Privy Seal to the same effect without the clause of contingent remainder. Hampton Court (day and year not given). Del. Westm., 29 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.
(3.) Later copy of § (2) in R.O. endorsed by Cecil.
53. Sir Reginald Carnaby. Grant, in fee, of the house, site, &c, of the late monastery of St. Andrew, Hexham, alias Hextoldisham, Northumb., a house called Saint Giles' Hospital, near the said late monastery in the town of Hexham, Northumb., an enclosure called "le Hospital Close," and 30 acres of arable land in the fields of Hexham, and certain pastures, &c, near Hexham, which Edw. Grey the late prior held in right of the said monastery. Clear annual value, 17s. 4d.; rent, 2s. Del. Westm., 29 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 24.
54. Sir Thos. Crumwell. Patent confirming his estate, possession and interest in the site of the house or late priory of Modynden alias Motynden, Kent, and the manors of Modynden, Plushenden, Plomford, and Delmyngden, Kent; the advowson of the parish church of Shadokesherst, Kent, the rectory of Launcyng, Suss., and all tithes thereto belonging; the advowson of the parish church of Launcyng and the vicarage of the same church; a saltmarsh in Canwynden alias Derwisbop, Essex, and all lands, &c, in cos. Kent, Suss., and Essex, late of John Gregory alias John Harietisham, late minister of the Trinitarian priory of Modynden.
Also confirming, as above, his estate, &c. in the manor of Thorneherst, Kent, and all those lands, &c. in Hedcron, Frythenden, Bidynden, Ulcombe, Stapleherst, Dunstall, Estsutton, and Sethyngborn, Kent, late of Chris. Clerke, clk., chaplain of the chantry commonly called Kentishe chantry, which in any way belonged to the said chantry.
With reservation of tenths on all the above premises.
Also licence to the said Thomas to alienate the manors and lordships of Okeham and Langham, Rutland, Clapthorne, Haculton, and Pedyngton, Northt, and Blayston, Leic, with the advowson of Blayston church, and the manors of Northelmeham and Beteley, Norf., to Thos. Parry and John Milsent, and their heirs for ever, to the use of Gregory Crumwell s. and h. apparent of the said Thos. lord Crumwell and Eliz. his wife, in survivorship; and after their deaths to the use of Hen. Crumwell s. and h. apparent of the said Gregory, and the heirs male of the body of the said Henry; and in default of such issue to the use of the heirs male of the said Gregory; and in default of such issue to the use of the heirs of the body of the said Gregory; and in default of such issue to the use of the said Thos. lord Crumwell and the heirs of his body; and in default of such issue to the use of Walter Williams alias Crumwell, brother of the said Ric. and the heirs male of his body; and in default of such issue to the use of Wm. Wellyfed, nephew of the said Thos. lord Crumwell and the heirs male of his body; and in default of such issue to the use of the said Rich. Williams alias Crumwell, his heirs and assigns for ever. Hampton Court, 26 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 11.
55. Robt. Attharton. Lease of the chapel of Buckton, Yorks., with all its buildings, tenements, glebelands, greater and lesser tithes, &c, parcel of the possessions late of the monastery of Bridlington, Yorks, in the King's hands and by the attainder of the late abbot; for 21 years; at 14l. rent. Del. Westm., 30 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B.b. Pat. p. l, m. 21.
56. Cheshire.—Commission to Sir Peter Dutton, Sir Wm. Stanley, John Massey or Podyngton, and Wm. Snede, to hold inquisition p. m. on the lands and heir of Ralph Leycester. Westm., 30 Nov. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 29d.


  • n1. Called Daye in the text.
  • n2. Sir Thomas Wyatt.
  • n3. Philip Hoby.
  • n4. The heading in Ribier is "Au Connestable," but no original address is given.
  • n5. Here and in the preceding letter "Cour" is clearly a misreading, by Ribier or hiseditor, of the name "Covos."
  • n6. Vaughan and Carne.
  • n7. Lambert.
  • n8. The names of Arscot and Hoghatrat cancelled.
  • n9. A passage similar in effect to the cancelled passage in § 2 is here inserted but cancelled.
  • n10. This passage is cancelled
  • n11. Cromwell
  • n12. Fitz Maurice
  • n13. The Order of Grey Friars, of which he was provincial
  • n14. Matthew Parker, afterwards archbp. of Canterbury.
  • n15. See Vol. XL, No. 1,216, which may be of the present year.
  • n16. Don Gomez Suarez de Figutfroa, Imperial ambassador at Genoa.
  • n17. Philip Hoby
  • n18. Sir Thomas Wyat,
  • n19. Ippolito d'Este, who was made a cardinal on the 20th December following.
  • n20. St. Germain d'Auxerrois.
  • n21. The Louvre.
  • n22. Mary eldest daughter of Charles duke of Vendome died 28 Sept. 1538. Francis count of Nevers married her sister in the same year. Anderson's Genealogies, 629.
  • n23. Misprinted Limden in Ribier.
  • n24. Of the "lady Marquis "in Sir G. Pole's deposition. See No. 804 (6), p. 318.
  • n25. This count is crossed out.
  • n26. In 1531. See Vol. V., Nos. 340, 416 (pp. 161, 205), where "the young Marquis" has been wrongly identified with Dorset. Dorset was indeed much the younger of the two, but Exeter was continually called "the young Marquis." The undated instructions to John Becket and John Wrothe, printed in the Archaeologia xxii. 20 from Harl. MS. 296, f. 35 b also refer to this matter and should have been noticed in Vol. V.
  • n27. Elizabeth Barton.
  • n28. See Vol. III. No. 2345.
  • n29. This word is omitted in the text.
  • n30. The sayings of these seem taken from the depositions of others.
  • n31. Doria
  • n32. Words crossed out.
  • n33. Those persons marked with an asterisk were chosen by King.