Henry VIII: December 1538 1-5

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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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December 1538 1-5

1 Dec. 968. The Lords of the Council to Henry VIII.
Titus B. i. 70
Ellis, 1 Ser. ii.
Have this day used all diligence to try out the bottom and pith of the things in which lord Lawarre has been detected to have offended the King. Find as yet no sufficient ground to commit him to the Tower. Have deferred matters, as the King knows, these two or three days to try it out. Have commanded him to write all things he has already confessed or can call to mind, and to keep his house and commune with no suspect person till further orders. Desire pardon for not proceeding more summarily, as it would touch the King's honour if he were imprisoned on a weak ground. London, 1 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Audeley, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cromwell, Sussex, Hertford, and Southampton.
1 Dec. 969. The Lord Chancellor Audeley.
Close Roll,
80 Hen. VIII.
p. 1, m. 40d.
No. 17.
Grant by Henry abbot of St. Mary of Graces by the Tower of London and the convent to Sir Thomas Audeley, Chancellor of England, in fee simple, of the manor of Westmylle or Westmylne, and lands in Westmylle, Wydeall, Leyston, Aspeden, and Buntyngford, Herts, and the manor of Gore, Kent, except the pastures and marshes called Slayhyll, which Thos. Dyggys now holds to farm;—to be held of the King, the lands in Herts, by fealty and a rent of 31. 4s., and the manor of Gore by fealty and a rent of 20s. 8d. John Eyer and Rob. Chester, attorneys for the monastery. Dated in the mon., 1 Dee. 30 Hen. VIII.
Acknowledged by the abbot and convent the same day before Peter Asheton, clk.
Memoranda of endorsements of the names of those present at deliveries of seisin in Herts and Kent.
1 Dec. 970. Marquis of Exeter and Lord Montague.
See Grants in December, No. 1.
1 Dec. 971. Robert Southwell to [Cromwell].
R. O. Sends to him, as his singular good lord, a book declaring the site and state of the castle of Saltwood in Kent with a brief value of the manor. Being so small would not have advised his Lordship to be a suitor therefor, but that the site adjoins his Lordship's lands in those parts. Sir Edw. Nevell is farmer of the demesnes and constable of the castle with 91. 2s. 6d. for his fees, which in case he now forfeit by his demerits he shall lose, and both shall be at your Lordship's disposition. I have sent also the double of this book to Mr. Chancellor, with a letter to take his opportunity with the King to obtain it if it be your pleasure. Begs his favour in the suit of the bearer, Mr. Spilman. Tunbridge 1 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Endd. : Anno 30.
1 Dec. 972. Richard Grafton to Cromwell.
Cleop. E. v.
B. M.
S.P.i. 591.
Since our coming here James Nycolson, of Southwark, has printed the New Testament in Latin and English, with Mr. Coverdale's name as the translator, although he never saw the book till after it was printed. The thing is so foolishly done that he is grieved that the printer has so defamed his learning by adding his name thereto, and also that the common people are deprived of the true sense of God's word. At his request therefore (although I had enough to do beside) I have printed the same as translated and corrected by him, and send you the first copy. Have sent copies also to my lord of Canterbury and almost every Christian bishop of the realm, and my lord of Harfforde has sent one to Mr. Richard Cromwell. Have added the words Cum gratia et privilegio Regis. Yesterday Nicolas the post brought your letters to my lord of Harfford with an inhibition from printing books with the words cum privilegio. My Lord of Harfford immediately sent for Mr. Coverdale and me, and showed us this which enjoins us to add the words "(ad imprimendum solum)", which we never heard of before, and which in the printing of the Scripture would give occasion to the enemies to say it is not the King's mind to set it forth, but only to licence printers to sell what are put forth. We beg your Lordship not to be displeased with what we have done. Where you add in the said inhibitions that the Council wills that henceforth no book be printed without first being allowed by one bishop; we beg you to appoint certain thereto who are as ready to read them as good men are to set them forth; for it is seven years since the bishops promised to translate the Bible, and as yet they have no leisure. Paris, 1 Dec.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
973. The Bible.
Cleop. E. v.
B. M.Strype's
App. No. 30.
Copy of a licence by Francis I. to Ric. Grafton and Edward Whitchurch, Englishmen, of London, who have obtained Henry VIII.'s leave to print and import the Bible both in Latin and English, to print the same at Paris.
Latin, p. 1.
974. Return of Philip Hoby.
Add. MS.
5,498, f. 8.
B. M.
"Note of remembrance by Sir Thomas Wiat to Mr. Philip Hoby, at his departing out of Spain into England.
"Md., at our first access, the hearty thanks of the Emperor for the King's friendliness. The assured confidence that he said he alway hath in his good neighbourhood.
"His answer to the surety of his person in the enterprise of Levant, which he thinketh so well provided for, with the bishop of Rome and the Venetians, and with the trust of the help of th' other princes and the King; that the said Bishop and Signory keeping touch with him, he cannot fail to go forward with, seeing thelligences (sic) and facility that he hath in the same. And though the thing be dangerous for his person, and that, of troth, death could not, for his succession, come to him in worse time than now; yet, as for the dangers and travails, he thought that the charge and governance that he hath, with the honors and benefit that he hath over the people of the world, challengeth, of right, labour and travail for them that he hath it of; and God hath not called him to such rule for his own ease and pleasures. Besides that, it is the cause of his faith, and as for his person, he knoweth that death is uncertain as well the place as the time, and that God reserveth that to himself alone, and so shall he remit that to Him, knowing well that the surety of his son, yea, and his life also, must stand in His provision that gave him him, and hath given him mo and taken them again, and shall, when His pleasure is, give him other; and good hope he had that his wife is again with child. In all which cases he faileth not to provide, as well by his testament as other ways, in all voyages the disposition of his things and how he will leave his dominions. And here again his great thanks to the King for his wise and friendly advice and opinion. And to participate with him in what order his things are, he showed us first how that the Empire he intended not to his son, and that, already, his brother, being king of Romans, was for that, and that all the electors had already given their choice saving one, which if there had been but four had been sufficient; and, further, the same one was also come to good point; and, further, the Almains he trusteth that they be and shall shortly be in good point and accord. And touching his dominions dispersed, true it is they lie far off one from another, but he trusteth, as he hath hitherto, with labor and travail, governed them, so to continue them, and that his son, or they that he shall leave them to, shall, if they will keep them, learn to be industrious and to think that they have them of God that in such case will work His pleasure. Nevertheless, he trusteth that he will leave his son good subjects.
"And as touching his Spains, he now, at these Courtes, entendeth to stablish his son among them, with their oaths, for his successor. And although, of troth, the title depend upon his mother, yet living, yet must one have had the ministration of the realm, and he thinketh himself, that after his mother is the natural successor, most meet for the disposing of the things for the same. And for the minority of his son he purposeth to leave his natural mother for his most assured and diligent ruler, with aid of such ministers as he supposeth his faithful servants. And here most heartily embraceth the King's offers of his amity and friendship that he offereth of himself and his realm; and that his dominions shall no less re-knowledge the friendliness and neighbourhood that he useth with him. And as touching the things of Italy they stand in this point; he confesseth that the suspect of the monarchy of the same hath holden a great while the Italians in doubt of him, but that he hath declared his sincerity with them, that he is assured they know he intendeth no such thing. And that yet, of troth, there be that would have him dispose Milan to the Frenchmen, and likewise that would he should keep it himself; but he saith (sic) no time now to resolve in that what he will do; but to dispose it in despair of the Frenchmen he thinketh that utterly to be eschewed, seeing they themselves be content, he reserving it in his own hands, to remain with the hope. My replying here, as well with promises as also with the argument of disarming himself and arming his reconciled enemy, and the aspiring of them to farther things by that foot and occasion; his desire of the alliances; my instancing for Milan; his desire of a space to resolve; and the referring of us to Covos and Granvela that should further resolve with us his mind as well for sending of one of them, if it could be, as upon other things.
"Which conference was a good space or we could get, the Courtes that be now here and other continual business might be the let. At last the sum and effect thereof rested in declaring and excusing the not treating for the State of Milan, wherein we perused in reasoning the whole process of the things past, they to excuse them and I to excuse our part. Among many their excuses, besides the long time afore the King's resolution, was, the King being so much a favourer of the Christian peace and the Emperor's friend, whether I thought it could seem to the King for surety of the peace and of the Emperor's succession now upon this enterprise to provoke a (sic) France by despair of the state of Milan. Whereunto my answer was, that I was well assured that if the King thought the giving of Milan to the Frenchmen might assure quiet and peace among the Christian princes he would not only consent to that, but also, if it might help, depart with part of his own; but if they thought that that should be an end of the war, and not rather a beginning, they should buy the knowledge of their abuse at their large cost. To this they answered me that they spake not of giving it to the Frenchmen nother. And to that I replied, that if they intended it not to the Frenchmen it were better now to provoke them with a flat despair, being spent and poor, than hereafter when they by peace of two or three years shall be waxen rich; and then not to have the occasion that they now have of the King's aid. In that case they answered they must consider the time and the things in hand. Here they alleged also that the King had said it his own mouth (sic) that he might have Milan if he would, for this marriage of his daughter, but he would not meddle withal; but by whom they had such intelligences we could not learn. The conclusion of this process came to this pass, to know whether the King had sent any commission to approach the matter without the state of Milan. Whereunto we answered asking how it was possible, the King and all his ministers taking the things to be in the same terms as they were at the Emperor's last coining from Barcelona, at which time he sent his commission to treat the things in the same case as he had sent me into England withal. Then demanded they if he would speak of the tother marriage, and let that remain till more commodity. I answered them with the same answer that they made me once in like demand, that it were not honest, as they afore had told me, to leave the matter so long begun for and conclude another of new date. Of these conferences they desired they might make relation to the Emperor, and to bring us his full resolution. So we departed for this time.
"And here because they were long in resolving, and that the instructions did not bear to commune without the State of Milan, and that we would have had in these points and other things more ample information of the King's pleasure, we despatched secretly the courier to know how we should proceed, inasmuch as to our thinking they would pee the resolution of the King approach to some appearance of conclusion afore they would resolve upon the coming of one of them, or of the Queen, (fn. n1) to Calais, seeing the matter hath had so many and so long delays. And with this determination, unless we should see a sure appearance of the effectual conclusion, we thought it necessary to time the matter with proposing doubts for longer time to give them matter to resolve upon till the courier might return. And the next day after the courier's despatch we were sent for. And in this conference they brought us the Emperor's full resolution:—that for this present time he could not dispose Milan to the Infant of Portugal; and frankly confessed the things as I had alleged them, and excused them by long tract afore resolving, by the cold proceeding and appearances of the King's little intending unto the thing that might not suffer long delay; adding to this that the ladies (fn. n2) that came out of Scotland through England had reported upon the King's mouth that neither he nor his daughter should marry out of France. To this our answer was that these be but women's entertainments. From this purpose we came to talk upon the things as they were afore the naming of Milan, as without commission; and ministered here unto them to resolve upon that we might know the surety of the Duchess' dowry, the state of the Infant of Portugal, the dowry that they would give. To this they answered that, of the dowry of the Duchess the queen of Hungary was instructed to the uttermost, and as for the state of the Infant they would know the dote and hereafter shape their answer. And here we had long altercation upon the merchanding with advantage of that matter, and I told them plain that Madame vault bien Monsieur so that if we should give anything it were reason to know wherefor beside the persons; with this also, that, as it seemed if they would the King should give estate in England, what they would think reasonable. And upon this they asked time to resolve.
"In this mean time arrived here Don Diego di Mendoza, departed from the queen of Hungary since the meeting of the French king and her. And, after his coming, we had another conference, and the resolution therein was in effect all of one substance with the tother. That is to say, that the queen of Hungary had full power, and that she was then fully instructed of the Emperor's pleasure, and that yet what she had passed with the King's ministers there they were not ascertained, and that her power was as well for the one alliance as the other, treating without the State of Milan; and further, that if the Infant of Portugal's alliance, in terms as it was communed of afore the naming of Milan, were not to the King's pleasure, that look what party the King could devise more convenient, that the Emperor would employ himself therein according as the honesty of the thing and reason should require. But when we came to decipher any particulars we trod alway one path, nor could never get to know neither the state of the Infant nor the dowry that he should make, but this for answer,—that let us know the dote, and both the Emperor and the king of Portugal shall appoint his estate according to the dote. Nor here availeth no reason to say that princes limit their dotes according to their states that they marry their daughters to; so that in this point it seemeth that they will merchant with advantage, either for that they are ashamed of the smallness of his estate, or else that they would wrest out their wills in this point, and leave by that obstinacy the matter in calm.
"Then upon St. Andrew's even, your taking of your leave of the Emperor showing how that we had with his councillors conferred and had understand by them his pleasure of the things that are entreated between the King, his brother, and him. Now to know if he would command you any further service unto him. His answer, &c. My taking here of the tale and the repeating of the sum of their answer, alleging that me seemed the tracting the time longer than required so slender resolution, and the resolution colder than required the friendliness of the King, his brother. His answer to this was that he must needs refer him to the Queen and cannot both treat here and there too; and that it seemed that the King would first the matter to be treated there and win some points here. Remember also my marvelling what news he had had since, that he seemed thus to time the matter with delays farther off and colder than of late it seemed. And thereunto his answer that though, by long treating with some that use that ways, he had learned how that timing should be used, yet he was no such negociator, nor that would recompense such fashion with the like. My replying that I supposed, of whomsoever he had by such treating learned that way, he had not had it of the King, and that I was well assured, since I had been here in this Court and service, the King had desired alway sincere proceeding, and lamented the lack thereof: and that the things had not been already concluded was the fault that he would not believe me at Barcelona, when I showed him the manner of the proceedings of his ambassadors, desiring short redress and clearing of those things that were of them demanded, whereof they could make none answer. I say, not believing me, because he had no letters from them. What! (quoth he) Mons. Lambassadeur, doth the King your master use to resolve such things with ambassadors that are with him, having nothing from his own ambassadors where the matters be treated? Yea, sire (quoth I) and more than that with yours, to treat a marriage for his own person with them that had no commission, reposing in your honor and their word alone. He said they had commission; and I again, that they showed none and denied themselves that they had any, and desired to treat upon their word alone. Here I required him that these excuses on both parts might be laid apart and recompensed with sincere proceeding; and so came to further of the purposes. And here he excuseth the not treating of Milan by not accepting it when time was and the not resolving to the contribution thereof till now that the truce is confirmed. Here also his answer that his sister hath commission to treat upon the assurance of the Duchess' dowry, wherein he will not further charge his Low Countries; and that the dowers be ordinaries, and must be left where they are, and that he will not be for another's estate pensioner out of Milan for the assignment of his own. Here also again his finding of the doubt of cousinage for the dispensation, (fn. n3) and mine answer; how happeneth that to come forth now, and never but when the matters approach? And that, if he be superstitious, let him work as he thinketh good, but that we would accept no foreign authority therein. Here also his answer for one of his councillors coming to Calais, that he could not now spare them. and that it should be a derogation of his sister's honor to join other with her, and that she hath full power, and, as she shall see the matters approach, so to come to Calais if she will. And that, if the King like not this matter with the Infant, to look any other; and that he will therein do all his reasonable favor for the same. Here, also after your leave, my complaining of the Bishop's (fn. n4) preaching, praying the people to pray for the King's reducing to the Faith; and his answer.
"Item, my suspect that Don Diego's coming hath done no good, in his relation, because we find more coldness than afore his coming. Item, the burning the Saint's bones, (fn. n5) &c. Item, to remember Sebastian Cabote. He hath here but 300 ducats a year, and he is desirous, if he might not serve the King, at least to see him, as his old master. And I think therein. And that I may have answer in this. Item, of the letter that the duke of Urbin sent me, re-knowledging the ancient amity between the King and his house, as well for the fellowship of the Garter as other ways; and now, after his father's death, his offer to the King of his service in anything: desiring the continuation of his favour. And the commandment of his servant here to confer with me all things that he hath to do here, and to send me word if I shall practise anything with him, and what; for he hath sent to his master for more large commission to commune secreter matters with me if the King will incline to the hearing of them. Item, the count Palatine's wife's and his (fn. n6) own coming hither into the "roume" of Mons. de Nasso. Item, the news of the army by sea, and afterward the taking of the port called Castello Novo, with 6,000 footmen and 4,000 horsemen therein, and the slaughter." Signature: Tho. Wiat (copied).
Add. MS.
5,498, f. 13.
B. M.
Later copy.`
2. "Mr. Philip Hobie's own private notes of remembrance; departing from the Emperor's court at Toledo into England.
"Memorandum, that, the 22nd day of October, here arrived a Frenchman of the French king's chamber whose name is Brissake, in company with a gentleman of the Emperor's privy chamber whose name is Pellow. The 29th day of the same month, came a post from Andrea Doria, and brought these news, that he hath lost two galleys and two ships, and had there a great rout, so intendeth to retire. The name of the captain that was taken with Barbarous was called Monugia. More, the same post brought news of a terrible weather that chanced in Naples, as raining of ashes, opening of the ground in divers places, with lightning and great winds. Note, the French king hath taken a castle of the duke of Savoy. Note, the ladies (fn. n7) that were at Dover, that came from Scotland. More, Milan was offered and I refused it. A hundreth thousand ducats. The Count Palatine. A remembrance for Mr. Hennege's patent at the disaffiance in Toledo; and Mr. Brian Tuke's too. More, how th'Emperor giveth account unto his kingdom of the money that he hath received of them. Also what is th'Emperor's demand of them in his Courtes of a certain custom for flesh and wine which should rise to a great sum. More, he demandeth succour of them for his enterprise and voyage toward the Turks. And the denial and disconsent (sic) of them as well for any farther payments as for his departure from Spain. More, how he hath the most part of his rents in pledge to the sum of, &c., whereof he payeth in interest yearly a hundred and four score thousand ducats after 14 to the 100. He demandeth to be discharged thereof so that his rents may be clear. To that they consent, so that he will not depart the realm. More to remember my lord Privy Seal to return the receipt of the letters that he doth receive from the ambassadors and to give them knowledge of the same. Note, the coming of the Count Palatine and his wife to the Emperor's court. Also of an Irishman's being here. The division of the potentates of Italy with the bishop of Rome. More, to remember my lord Privy Seal to shorten these delays. Also one Dominike, a Biskian born, now dwelling in Ireland at a castle or stronghold called Showrgee, was at Toledo, and the same hath blemish in his eye and a lame leg. Note, the practice here is nothing but to gather points. The duke of Sessaaffied to Covos' daughter and married the 30 day of November. The bishop of Granado's sermon the Sunday the 24 day of November. The doubt that the Emperor made for the dispensation of my lady Mary. More, the great capitulations and altercations with divers replikes, for the prolonging of time here, that the council maketh, without any final end, mistrusting themselves. The "justes" the first day of December. My taking leave from the Emperor the 28 day of November. More, to remember my lord Privy Seal to send for Mr. Wiat in post for the instructions of this matter. Don Lewis d'Avila.
"Also to remember and advertise my lord Privy Seal of a redress: first, to withdraw the King's council more secret together, and to avoid spiritual men therehence for divers considerations. More, to establish his ports and to fortify them and to put in a readiness ships to th'intent that they should study what he meaneth thereby. This doing they will more diligently go forward if they have mind thereunto. And his Grace to refuse so much costs in buildings, which would be well employed on fortifying havens and ports. And in short time to see provision for the commonalty concerning spiritual causes; and to remit them to such as will not deceive God and the King, whereby the people may the more earnester cleave unto it and not to waver as they do; and not to remain in those hands that intendeth the profit thereof.
"Concerning the affairs of the Emperor, if his Grace will see his earnest intent to finish, he to call home his ambassadors out of Flanders and to breathe a month or two; and upon that suddenly to raise a flame in the Court that an ambassador is coming to England from the duke of Cleve; whereby the truth is like to be known whether the Emperor do intend to finish or no. Concerning the Bishop of Rome, never better time to inflame malice against him than now; and in especial with the potentates of Italy; for all they are already moved against him and would fain have some good quarrel against him, and would right gladly have some good advice of the King's Grace. Wherefore it were expedient for the King to send some of his gentlemen abroad among them and to fall in familiarity with them, whereby they may the better fall to the knowledge of Christ's Gospel and his abominable abuse."
Later copy.
2 [Dec] 975. Lady Lisle to Lord Lisle.
R. O. This day my cousin Lye, of the Staple, presented me with the fattest capon, woodcocks, larks, snyttes, and coneys that I ever saw. Give him most hearty thanks for his good kindness when he arrives at Calais. He departs thither in two days. I hope to end my business in three days. Mr. Fowler, vice-treasurer, and Broke have never shown me any pleasure since my coming. Tax them with it when they go home. Touching your matter with Mr. Treasurer I hope to do some good. My lady Wallop, widow, gave me fat capons, coneys, woodcocks, and a plover of Coventry. London, 2 Nov. (Dec.?). Signed.
In Hussey's hand, p. 1. Add.
2 Dec. 976. Robert Lyster to the Earl of Shrewsbury.
Lamb. MS.
695, Vol. II.
D. 23.
On 24 Oct. the earl's servant, Mr. Brodshaw, showed him a schedule of green wax containing sums of money on the earl's father for the manor of Harthill. Told Mauncell, clerk of York Castle, to find out the true tenant, who is Hugh Strelley. The earl should pay nothing. The sheriff should distrain on the manor. The Exchequer, 2 Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
2 Dec. 977. Lord Lisle to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Hopes she will be here soon, thanking God and the King that she is at so good a point with the earl of Bridgwater for her son's inheritance. Is satisfied with the lord Privy Seal's possession of the lands that he has there. Sorry for the loss of the 1,000l. which is too great for them, and too great a gift. Has written to her about Paynswike and his own annuity. Would send Lamb's boat if he knew of her return to Dover. Thanks her for his gown and her venison, of which he trusts she will eat part at her arrival. Defers writing to Mr. Tuke until then; but will send him some pleasure before Christmas. Calais, 2 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
2 Dec. 978. Bonner to Cromwell.
R. O. In behalf of Peter Tyle (fn. n8) of Landerna, near Brest in Brittany, whose ship was robbed by Thos. Carter, John Yong, and Thos Palmer, Englishmen, and who has not been able to obtain restitution, though Cromwell showed himself favourable so far as his great business would admit. Poor Englishmen are here delayed in their suits, although many fair promises are held out to them, but it were pity this man's claims were not satisfied. Paris, 2 Dec.
Hol. p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
3 Dec. 979. Trial of Lord Montague and the Marquis of Exeter.
R. O. File of documents known as "Baga de Secretis, Pouch XI. bundle II." consisting of the following (fn. n9) :—
1. Commission appointing Sir Thomas Audeley, lord Audeley of Walden, chancellor, as lord High Steward, hac vice, for the trial of Henry marquis of Exeter, and Henry lord Mountagu, alias Mountacute, who are severally indicted of treasons, &c. before commissioners (named) in London, Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex, and Bucks.
2. Writ of Habeas Corpus addressed to the constable of the Tower, to produce Henry marquis of Exeter, and Henry lord Montague before Audeley, lord High Steward. Westm., 1 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII.
3. Precept by Audeley, lord High Steward, to the constable of the Tower, to bring up the body of Henry Lord Montacute at Westminster, Monday, 2 Dec. Dated 1 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII Signed.
Endorsed as responded to by Sir JVm. Kyngeston, constable, with the note that Montacute was committed to his custody for certain treasons.
4. Precept by Audeley, lord High Steward, to John Graynfeld, serjeantat-arms, to summon lords, proceres and magnates, peers of Sir Henry lord Montacute, for the trial of the said Montacute at Westminster, Monday 2 Dec. Dated 1 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed.
Endorsed as answered by Graynfeld, and that execution appears in the schedule attached.
5. Panel attached to the preceding, i.e.:—the dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, Cromwell, the marquis of Dorset, the earls of Oxford, Shrewsbury, Essex, Derby, Rutland, Sussex, Huntingdon, Hertford, Southampton, and Bridgewater, and the lords Dacres of the South, Dacres of Gillesland, Morley, Cobham, Matravers, Grey of Wilton, Clinton, Mountjoy, Sandys, Windsor, Wentworth, Burght, Mordaunt [and Hungerford] (fn. n10). After each name, except Hungerford's, is written "cull"(culpabilis).
Endd. "Po. so cull."
6. London. Inquisition taken at the Guildhall, 30 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII., before Wm. Forman, mayor, Sir John Dauncy, Sir Ralph Waren, Sir Ric. Gresham, Sir Roger Cholmeley, serjeant-at-law, Sir Thos. Kytson, and Nich. Hare, whereby appears that the indictments hereto annexed are found by Ric. Osborne, Wm. Colshill, Ric. Holt, John Scutt, Wm. Butler, Thos. Broke, Wm. Taillour, Roger Starkey, Andrew Fraunces, Robt. Trappes, Edm. Shawe, John Husshe, John Miller, John Royse, Ric. Downes, John Cookes, Edw. Bover, and David Wodrouff.
7. London. Indictment setting forth that, whereas the King (like all his predecessors) is supreme head of the English Church, which authority Paul III. the present Roma pontiff, like a public enemy of the King and realm, without any right or title has arrogantly claimed for himself; and that one Reginald Pole, late of London, esquire alias late dean of Exeter, Michael Throgmerton, late of London, gentleman, John Helyard of Warblyngton, Hants, clk., Thos. Goldwell, late of Cheryton, Kent, clk., and Wm. Petowe, late of West Grenewiche, Kent, Observant friar, knowing the said Roman pontiff to be the King's enemy, did, 20 July 28 Hen. VIII., falsely, maliciously, and traitorously betake themselves to the same Roman pontiff in parts beyond sea, and maliciously, falsely, unnaturally, and traitorously renounce their natural prince; and the said Pole without licence of the King, sought or obtained, assumed the dignity of a cardinal of the said Roman pontiff; and thus the said Pole, &c., are ever since living and wandering in parts beyond sea under the obedience of the said Roman pontiff, and daily denying the King's Supremacy; and, the more fully to publish his said false and traitorous opinion, the said Pole, 1 Jan. 28 Hen. VIII., sent to London certain letters written with his own hand, which altogether and openly denied the King's Supremacy.
And furthermore that Sir Henry Pole, late of Buckmer, Bucks, lord Montacute, alias Henry lord Montacute, like a false traitor, &c., to favour, promote, and confirm the said Reginald Pole in his traitorous proceedings, said (1) to Sir Geoffrey Pole, his biother, 24 March 28 Henry VIII., and divers times before and since, at Salisbury House, in the parish of St. Mary Botulph and ward of Walbroke, London, "I like well the doings of my brother the Cardinal, and I would we were both over the sea, for this world will one day come to stripes. It must needs to come to pass one day; and I fear me we shall lack nothing so much as honest men," and also "I dreamed that the King is dead." And again, (2) on the 28th March 28 Hen. VIII., "He is not dead, but he will die one day suddenly. His leg will kill him, and then we shall have jolly stirring." And again, (3) 1 April 28 Hen. VIII, "The King said to the lords that he should go from them one day," and added thereupon "If he will serve us so we shall be happily rid. I never loved him from childhood," and again "He will be out of his wit one day," and again, (4) 2 April 28 Hen. VIII., falsely said "Knaves rule about the King. I trust the world will amend, and that we shall have a day upon these knaves. And this world will come to stripes one day," and also (to the said Geoffrey) "Cardinal Wolsey had been an honest man if he had had an honest master." Subscribed Dominus Montacute.
Endd.: Billa vera.
8. Bucks.—Inquisition taken at Aylesbury, 30 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII., before Wm. lord Grey of Wilton, Sir John Baldwyu, Sir Wm. Barrynton, Sir Walt. Stoner, Edm. Pekham, Robt. Drury, Thos. Gifford, Geo. Gifford and Paul Darrell, by virtue of the King's commission, whereby appears that the indictment hereto attached was found by Sir Edw. Dun, Sir Robt. Lee, Griffin Richard, John Scrope, Tewcher Bold, Rich. Lovett, John Cheyney, Benedict Lee, Thos. Restold, Hen. Hampden, John Welsburn, Ric. Ingoldsby, Alex. Wryght, aud Ric. Blaknell.
9. Bucks.—Indictment of Lord Montague. The same as § 7, except that the words are here said to have been spoken at Medmenham, (1) 25 Feb., (2) 27 Feb., and (3) 14 April, to Sir Geoffrey Pole and (4) 25 April, to John Colyns.
10. Sussex.—Inquisition taken at Estgrenested, 30 Nov., 30 Hen. VIII, before Sir Wm. Shelley, Sir John Gage, Sir Ric. Shirley, Sir Wm. Goryng, John Sakvile, Ric. Sakvile, John Michell and John Carell, by virtue of the King's commission, whereby it appears that the indictment hereto attached was found by Ric. Bellyngeham, Nich. Gaynesford, John Lee of Fitilworth, Robt. Oxenbrigge, John Parker, Hen. Hussey, Thos. Onley, Thos. Bartlott, Nich. Apsley, John Covert, Thos. Sherley, John Lewys, (fn. n11) John Apsley, Ric. Farnfold, Edw. Sherley, John Bolney and Wm. Cheney.
11. Sussex. Indictment of Lord Montague. In the same form as § 7. He said at Lurdyngton to Sir Geoffrey Pole, 12 May, 27 Hen. VIII, "I like well the doings," &c. (as in § 7, with the addition "I had lever dwell in the West parts than at Warblyngton, for in the West parts the lord Marquis of Exeter is strong. I am sorry the lord of Bergevenny is dead, for if he were alive he were able to make ten thousand men"); and again 10 July 29 Hen. VIII, "Tush Geoffrey, thou hast no caste. The lord Darcy played the fool. He went about to pluck away the Council, he should first have begun with the head. But I beshrew him for leaving off so soon."
12. Precept by Audeley, Lord High Steward, to the constable of the Tower, to bring up the body of Henry, marquis of Exeter at Westminster on Tuesday 3 Dec. Dated 1 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed. Endorsed as responded to by Sir Wm. Kyngeston, constable, with the note that Exeter was committed to his custody for certain treasons.
13. Precept by Audeley, Lord High Steward, to Johu Graynfeld, Serjeant at arms, to summon lords, proceres and magnates, peers of Henry marquis of Exeter, for the trial of the said marquis at Westminster, Tuesday 3 Dec. Dated 1 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed.
Endd. as answered by Graynfeld, and that the execution appears in the schedule attached.
14. Panel attached. Same as § 5.
15. London. Indictment of the marquis of Exeter. In the same form as § 7. He said, 26 July, 28 Hen. VIII., in the parish of St. Laurence Pulteney, London, "I like well the proceedings of the Cardinal Pole, but I like not the proceedings of this realm and I trust to see a change of this world." He also, well knowing Henry lord Montague to be a false traitor, held divers treasonable conferences with him in divers parts of the realm, and notably, 20 Aug., 29 Hen. VIII., he said, in the parish aforesaid, "I trust once to have a fair day upon these knaves which rule about the King, and I trust to see a merry world one day"; and again, 20 Sept., 29 Hen. VIII, "Knaves rule about the King" but (extending his clenched fist) "I trust to give them a buffet one day."
16. Surrey. Special commission to Sir Chr. Hales, master of the Rolls Sir Ric. Weston, Sir Thos. Nevell, Sir Nich. Carewe, Sir Ant. Broun, Sir Matth. Broun, John Danester baron of the Exchequer, Chr. More, Robt. Acton, Thos. Stydall and John Mores for receiving indictments in Surrey. Westm. 23 Nov., 30 Hen. VIII. Fragment of Great Seal attached. Endorsed with note that execution appears by two schedules attached thereto.
17. Surrey. Indictment of the marquis of Exeter. The same as § 15 except that the words are here said to have been spoken at Westhorseley, Surr., 24 July, 28 Hen. VIII (to Sir Geoffrey Pole), 25 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. and 1 Sept. 29 Hen. VIII.
18. Certificate of Sir Chr. Hales and his fellows returning into Chancery the commission and indictment, as found 29 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII., at Southwark, by Sir Roger Copley, Robt. Wyntershull, John Skynner, Wm. Muschampe, Thos. Heron, John Scott, Jas. Skynner, Ralph Legh, Wm. Saunder, Hen. Gaynesford, Ric. Morgan, Austin Skerne, John Agmondesham, John Burley, Ric. Creswell, Ric. Elyot, John Castelton and John Weston of Okehatn.
19. Record of proceedings, reciting § 1 and § 2, whereupon the lord Steward issued his precept (§ 3). He also gave a precept to John Graynfeld serjeant at arms (§ 4).
Pleas before Audeley, lord Steward, Monday 2 Dec., 30 Hen. VIII. Audeley (as Chancellor) produced the indictments. Sir Wm. Kyngeston, constable of the Tower, brought up Lord Montague. Graynfeld intimated that peers were summoned, whereupon (proclamation being made) the following answered to their names (list as in § 5). §§ 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11 recited. Montague, being brought to the bar, pleaded not guilty. Jury of peers examined instanter from the lowest to the highest. Verdict, guilty. The King's serjeants and attorney prayed judgment. Judgment (as usual: execution to be at Tyburn).
The lord Steward then adjourned the court till next day and gave precept to the constable of the Tower to bring up the marquis of Exeter, and to Graynfeld to summon a jury of peers.
Pleas, 3 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Similar to the preceding. Recites §§ 6, 15 and 17 with the inquisition embodied in § 18. Verdict and judgment (as in the preceding).
Endd. as delivered into Court by the Chancellor, Trinity Term 30 Hen. VIII.
980. Norfolk to Cromwell.
R. O. This night after I had supped, Sir Philip Shamborne desired to speak with me. He said he was in danger for my lord Marquis in divers bonds and only "used familiarity" with him till they were discharged, when he intended to give up the office of the Stannery under him. The bonds were one of 100l., whereof 20l. paid, the other to pay yearly 40l. to one Lady Gray, but which Lady Gray he knows not. The bearer shall declare the rest.
Hol. p. 1. Add: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
3 [Dec] 981. Honor Lady Lisle to Lord Lisle.
R. O. "My nowein swette hert, even with my whole heart root, I have me most heartily recommended unto you." I have received your letters, but so pressing is the King's business that for eight days I have not been able to speak with my lord Privy Seal. I expect to find him at leisure on Thursday next, when I will speak to him of your affair, and if he is not conformable to reason, I will open the same to the King. I would have been with the King before but for the said lord's displeasure, which I would not gladly have, but if I am driven to it I will speak to the King, who I hope will take what I say in good part. Of my interview with his lordship I will let you know in three days. I have spoken plainly to him of your annuity, as you wished, but "how he handled me and shook me up, 1 will not now write, nor it is not to be written." He plainly said that your annuity should be no more than 200l. As to your writing that you never longed so sore for me, your desire in that behalf can be no vehementer than mine. I can neither eat, sleep nor drink, my heart is so heavy, and it will never be light till I am with you. London, 3 Nov. (Dec.?) Signed.
Burn these letters for though I have sorrows I would have no creature partake of them.
in Hussey's hand. pp. 2. Add.
3 Dec. 982. Thos. Warley to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Baynam tells me you were partly displeased with me for not remembering the satin for your lordship's gown. I beg you not to think I could forget anything you put me in trust of. I have spoken several times to my brother for it, once in presence of my Lady, but he had none good enough to send. He is expecting some daily. My lord Chancellor, who is now created Lord Audeley, is so busy in high matters that I can find no opportunity to speak to him about protections. The lord Montague was yesterday attainted of high treason, and the lord Delaware committed to the Tower. Today the marquis of Exeter is had to Westminster for his trial. It is a heavy case that they should be false to the King, who is so gracious to his true subjects. London, 3 Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Deputy of Calais.
3 Dec. 983. Rivaulx or Rievall Abbey.
R. O.Rymer, xiv.622. Surrender (by Roland Blytone, abbot, and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in co. York or elsewhere in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and the marches thereof. 3 Dec, 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Roland the abbot, 21 priests, one of whom signs with a mark, and a subdeacon. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 38.]
Seal almost gone.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll p. 5, No. 59] without mem. of acknowledgment.
3 Dec. 984. Roger Bedull to Scudamore and Burgoyne.
Add. 11,041
f. 48.
B. M.Wright's
Supp. of
Mon. 280.
Your servants have demanded of me certain salt that the abbey of Bordysley had yearly. For the last that was made I paid Thos. Evans, 53s. 4d. Thinks nothing more is due as yet, "for Bordysley salt is wont to be made always between Easter and Pentecost." I have also received your rent roll and gathered up the rent, and found more than is there, as appears by a rent roll that your clerk made out of mine. Droitwich, 3 Dec.
ii. Statement of "charges that belongeth to the salt making," and his own fee for rent collecting, &c.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Scuddamore and Mr. Burgvenye (sic.)
3 Dec. 985. Sir Wm. Brereton to Cromwell.
R. O. Begs his favour to the bearer, his servant, for the reversion of an office held by William Clayton. Brereton, 3 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
4 Dec. 986. Trial of Sir Geoffrey Pole, Sir Edw. Nevill, and others.
R. O. File of documents known as "Baga de Secretis, Pouch XI., Bundle I.", consisting of the following (fn. n12) :—
1. Bucks, Surr., Suss., London and Middlesex. Commission of Oyer and Terminer to Thomas Audeley, lord Audeley of Walden, Chancellor, Thos., duke of Norfolk, Chas., duke of Suffolk, Sir Thomas Cromwell, lord Cromwell, Privy Seal, John, earl of Oxford, Henry, earl of Essex, Robt., earl of Sussex, Edw., earl of Hertford, Wm., earl of Southampton, Wm., lord Sandys, Sir Chr. Hales, Master of the Rolls, Sir John Baldwyn, Sir John Porte, Sir John Spelman, Sir Walt. Luke, Sir Wm. Sholley, Sir Thos. Willoughby, and Sir Chr. Jenney. The first four and last eight, or any one of them, being of the quorum. Westm., 2 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII.
2. London. Writ of venire addressed to the sheriff. Westm., 3 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII.
3. Middlesex. Ditto.
4. Bucks. Ditto.
5. Sussex. Ditto.
6. Precept by Audeley and his fellows to the constable of the Tower, to bring before them at Westminster on Wednesday 4 Dec., the bodies of Sir Edw. Nevyll, Sir Geoff. Pole, Geo. Croftes, clk., Hugh Holland, yeoman, and John Collyns, clk. Westm., 4 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII.
Endorsed with the reply of Sir Wm. Kyngeston, constable of the Tower, that the persons (named) were committed to his custody by the King for certain treasons, but that he has them ready as directed.
7. Sussex. Special commission to Sir Wm. Shelley, Sir John Gage, Sir Ric. Shirley, Sir Wm. Goryng, John Sakvyle, Ric. Sakvyle, Chr. More, Wm. Waller, Thos. Darell, John Michell, and John Carill for receiving indictments. Westm., 23 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.
8. Sussex. Justices' precept for return of a jury at Eastgrensted on Saturday, St. Andrew's Day next. Dated 23 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.
Endd. as executed by Sir Edw. Bray, sheriff.
9. Jury panel annexed to the preceding:—Ric. Bellyngham, Nich. Gaynsford, John Lee of Fitilworth, Robt. Oxenbrygge, John Parker, Hen. Hussey, Thos. Onley, Thos. Bartlott, Nic. Apsley, John Covert, Thos. Sherley, John Ledes, John Apsley, Ric. Farnfold, Edw. Sherley, John Bolney, and Wm. Cheyney. All sworn.
10. Sussex. Indictment of Geoffrey Pole (fn. n13), late of Lurdyngton, alias Lordyngton, Suss., alias of London, knight, in the same form as No. 979 § 7. He said to his brother, Sir Hen. Pole, lord Mountacute, 12 May 27 Hen. VIII. (fn. n14) at Lurdyngton, "Brother, I like well the proceedings of my brother Raynold Pole, cardinal at Rome; but I like not the doings and proceedings in this realm, and I trust to see a change of this world." Also, 14 April 28 Hen. VIII. (fn. n14) at Lurdyngton, the said Geoffrey said to one Hugh Holland, an abominable traitor who was intending to pass to Rome, "Commend me to my brother, the cardinal Pole, and shew him I would I were with him, and ["I" in § 11] will come to him, if he will have me, for ("and" in § 11) to show him the world in England waxeth all crooked, God's law is turned upsodowne, abbeys and churches overthrown, and he is taken for a traitor, and I think they will cast down parish churches and all at the last. And because he shall trust you, show him this token, and show him further that there ben men sent from England daily to destroy him, and that much money would be given for his head." And further the said Geoffrey, 4 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII. (fn. n14) at Lurdyngton, said to one George Croftes, clk., a false traitor, "I must go Northward, but I will shift for me well enough. If they come to fighting I will save one."
Subscribed: Galfridus Pole. Endd.: Billa vera.
11. Sussex. Indictment of Hugh Holand, (fn. n13) late of Warblyngton or Warbylton, Hants, yeoman, in the same form as No. 979 § 7. He (knowing Sir Geoffrey Pole and John Helyard to be false traitors, and the said Helyard desiring to pass to the said Reginald Pole beyond sea) did, 1 May, 28 Hen. VIII., at Lurdyngton, at the request of the said Geoffrey, secretly convey the said Helyarde; and, for that, received 30 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII. certain money from the said Helyard. Moreover the said Holand on that day said: "I have brought the vicar of Est Mene, with his servant Henry Pynyng, two horses and 36l. in money, to Paris." Moreover, the said Holand, 14 April, 28 Hen. VIII., at Lurdyngton, promising to go to the said Regiuald Pole, the said Geoffrey said to him, "Commend me to my brother" &c. (as in § 10); which words Holand carried to the said Reginald, the cardinal, beyond sea and brought back messages from the said cardinal to the said Geoffrey, 1 May, 29 Hen. VIII., to Lurdyngton. And moreover the said Holand, 14 July, 29 Hen. VIII., at Lurdyngton, received divers letters from the said John Helyard, and delivered the same 14 Sept. 29 Hen. VIII. to the said Geoffrey, at Lurdyngton.
Subscribed: Galfridus Pole et Hugo Holand. Endd.: Billa vera.
12. Sussex. Indictment of Edw. Nevyll, late of Birlyng, Kent, alias of London, knight, in the same form as No. 979 § 7. He said openly 4 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII., at Cowdrey, Suss., "The King is a beast and worse than a beast," and also "I trust knaves shall be put down and lords reign one day, and that the world will amend one day."
Subscribed: Nevyle. Endd.: Billa vera.
13. Sussex. Indictment of George Croftes, (fn. n15) late chancellor of Chichester Cathedral, clk., alias late of Broughton, Oxon., in the same form as No. 979 § 7. He said to Sir Henry Pole, lord Mountacute, a wicked traitor, 1 June 30 Hen. VIII., at Lurdyngton, "The King is not supreme head of the Church of England but the bishop of Rome is supreme head of the Church," and also "There was none act or thing that ever he did more grieved his conscience than the oath which he took to renounce the bishop of Rome's authority."
Subscribed: Georgius Croftes. Endd.: Billa vera.
14. Certificate of Shelley and his fellows (except More, Waller, and Darell) returning the commission and indictments into Chancery.
15. Bucks. Special commission to Win. lord Grey of Wilton, Sir John Baldewyn, Sir Wm. Barentyne, Sir Walt. Stonour, Edm. Pekham, Robt. Drewry, Thos. Gyfford, George Gyfford, and Paul Darell for receiving indictments. Westm., 23 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.
16. Bucks. Justices' precept to the sheriff for return of a jury at Aylesbury on Saturday next. Dated 26 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII.
Endd. as returned by Sir Robt. Dormer, sheriff.
17. Jury panel annexed:—Sir Edw. Dun,* Sir Robt. Lee,* Griffin Richardes,* John Scrope,* Towchard Bold,* Ric. Lovett,* John Cheyney,* Benedict Lee,* Robt. Pygott, Thos. Hawtrey, John Rofford, Thos. Low, Thos. Restold,* Hen. Hampden,* John Welsburn,* Ric. Ingolsby,* Alex. Wryte,* Edm. Brytnell, Ric. Blaknell,* Thos. Saunders, Robt. Ansley, Ralph Kyngston, John Boston, Wm. Arden, and Edw. Staunton. Those marked (*) being sworn.
18. Bucks. Indictment (in the same form as No. 979 § 7) of Sir Geoffrey Pole for words spoken to lord Mountacute at Medmenham, Bucks, 31 May 29 Hen. VIII "Brother I like well," &c. (as in § 10).
Subscribed: Galfridus Pole. Endd.: Billa vera.
19. Bucks. Indictment of John Colyns, (fn. n16) late of Medmenham, Bucks, alias of London, clk., in the same form as No. 979 § 7. He said to Sir Henry Pole, lord Mountacute, a wicked traitor, at Medmenham, 21 May 29 Hen. VIII., "The King will hang in hell one day for the plucking down of abbeys," and also, 20 Aug. 29 Hen. VIII., "I fear that within a while the King will pull down parish churches."
Subscribed: Colyns, clericus. Endd.: Billa vera.
20. Bucks. Certificate of lord Grey and his fellows returning the commission and indictment into Chancery.
21. London. Special commission to Wm. Forman, mayor, Sir John Daunce, Sir Ralph Waren, Sir Ric. Gresham, Sir Edm. Walsingham, Sir Roger Cholmeley, serjeant-at-law, Sir Thos. Kytson, and Nich. Hare for receiving indictments.
22. London. Indictment (in the same form as No. 979 § 7) of Sir Geoffrey Pole, for his words to lord Mountacute, which are here quoted as spoken 24 March 28 Hen. VIII., and many times before and after, at Salisbury House, in the parish of St. Mary Bctolph's (Sancte Marie Botulphi), in the ward of Walbroke in London.
Subscribed: Geffrey Pole. Endd.: Billa vera.
23. London. Certificate of Wm. Forman, mayor, and his fellows (except Walsingham), returning into Chancery the commission and the indictment, as found at the Guildhall of London, by Ric. Osborne, Wm. Colshyll, Ric. Holt, John Scutt, Wm. Butler. Thos. Broke, Wm. Tayllor, Roger Starkey, Andrew Fraunces, Robt. Trappes, Edm. Shawe, John Husshe, John Myller, John Royse, Ric. Downes, John Cockes, Edw. Bover, and David Wodrouff.
24. Middlesex. Special commission to Wm. Prior of St. John of Jerusalem, Sir Chr. Hales, M.R.; Sir John Daunce, John Hales, Thos. Walsshe, barons of the Exchequer; Sir Roger Cholmeley, serjeant at law, Humph. Broun, King's serjeant at law, John Croke, Robt. Chesman, Guy Crayford, Thos. Russhton, and Robt. Broke for receiving indictments. Fragment of Great Seal appended.
25. Middlesex. Indictment of Sir Edw. Nevyll, (fn. n17) in the same form as No. 979 § 7. He said, 12 July 29 Hen. VIII., at Westminster, "The King is a beast," &c. (sayings quoted as in § 12), and also, 21 May 30 Hen. VIII., at Westminster, he said to Sir Geoff. Pole, a wicked traitor, "Be merry man, this world will change one day and then we will be merry. We shall have a day upon these knaves that rule about the King."
Subscribed: Nevyle. Endd.: Billa vera.
26. Middlesex. Certificate of Wm., prior of St. John's and his fellows, returning into Chancery the commission and indictment as found by Wm. Bower, John Newdygate, Wm. Locke, Robt. Curson, Gregory Lovell, Hen. Hublethorn, Wm. Pachett, Jasper Locke, Fras. Goodyere, Thos. Burbage, Hen. Lodesman, John Wylford, Wm. Berde, Ralph Caldwall, John Tawe, and Wm. Chawfount.
27. Middlesex. Precept by Audeley and his fellows to the sheriff for the return of a jury at Westm., 4 Dec, for the trial of Sir Edw. Nevyll of Byrlyng, Kent. Westm., 4 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII.
Endd. as answered by Wm. Wylkynson and Nich. Gybson, sheriffs.
28. Jury panel annexed, i.e.:—Sir John Dauntesey,* Sir John Allen,* Sir .John Chameney,* Sir Ric. Gresham,* Thos. Kyttson,* John Conyngesby,* Michael Dormer. Ric. Aunsham*, Robt. Cheseman,* Edw. North,* John Malte. John Lymsey,* John Hewyse,* Thos. [E]dgare, Thos. Abram, Robt. Dawheney, Wm. Roper, Thos. Burnell, Wm. Curteyse, Ric. Callerd, Wm. Dawnsey, Robt. Warner, Edm. Shawe,* John Bygges, Thos. Pachett, Wm. Shawe, Robt. Redman, John Wylloughby, and Robt. Lyster. Those marked with an asterisk (*) are sworn.
29. Record of pleas at Westminster, Wednesday 4 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII., reciting §§ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and a writ of Habeas Corpus to the constable of the Tower, upon which the justices issued their precept (§ 6).
The Chancellor personally delivered into court the following indictments (recited) i.e.:—§§ 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 22, and 25.
Pole, Croftes, Colyns, and Holand being brought to the bar by Sir Wm. Kyngeston, constable of the Tower, severally plead Guilty. Nevyll pleads Not guilty. Award of venire of petty jury instanter. Verdict, Guilty. The King's serjeants pray judgment. Judgment (as usual in cases of high treason); execution to be at Tyburn. Delivered into Court by lord Audeley, Chancellor, Hilary Term 30 Hen. VIII.
987. Declaration by Sir Edward Nevill.
R. O. "I holy put me to the marsse (mercy) of Gode ande to my kyng and soveryn lord, that I never dede nor syde the thyng that scholde be contrary to my ellegens nor harde no oddar, as Gode schalle joge me at my dethe, but that I have reherssyd, wyche cleres my none conssyens; for yffe I knu onny more by my sellffe or onny oddar, I wolde as well expreste yt to axsse marsse as to damn my solle. By me, E. Sir Nevyll."
4 Dec. 988. Thos. Prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, to Cromwell.
R. O. Has given Cromwell's servant Wm. Culpeper, for whom he wrote, the reversion of the office of marshal in the house, which is one of the best things he can give. Till it is vacant, will give him four nobles yearly. Sends by John Antony, the bearer, 10l. for Cromwell's half year's fee, due at All Saints. Canterbury, Wednesday, 4 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
4 Dec. 989. Eynsham Abbey.
R. O.
Surrender to John London, clerk, of the site, &c, of the house, and all its possessions in England, to the King's use. 4 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Anthony the abbot, S.T.P., Edm. Etun, prior, Geo Brodhurst, sub-prior, and seven others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 20.]
Seal broken.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll. Pt. 5, No. 54] as acknowledged same day before John Williams, King's commissioner.
5 Dec. 990. Lord Lisle to Cromwell.
R. O. The men of war still remain about Amyas, Rewe, and St. Rickiers. I have sent you several letters touching the sluices at the Lantern gate, and Water gate, and also for Sandgate, but have not yet had an answer. I beg you to be good lord to me about my annuity and the friars, and to my wife, Honor, who I am sure will do your pleasure touching Paynswick. I beg you to credit her in a matter she will move to you, in which your lordship will be a gainer and I no loser; also to despatch her soon as you know I am not rich. The marquis of Exeter had four lordships of mine in feefarm which he bought of Sir John Dudley, viz., Iddesley, Ringes Ash and Charleton in Devonshire, and Trevespite in Cornwall, worth between 60l. and 80l. a year. I beg that I may have possession during my life; for the reversion is in the King's hands, if it be as is reported of the said Marquis Calais, 5 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
5 Dec. 991. Lord Lisle to Lady Lisle.
R. O. My nown sweetheart," &c., "which never thought so long for his own heart." Wonders she has sent him no word of his servant and friend Corlepat. Has written twice, and had no answer. "I insure you, our docteris were never in such silence, for they dare not speak one word touching the Blessed Sacrament. I had never better health, but I think so much on you I cannot sleep i'the night when I think on you in two hours after. There was never child thought so long for his nurse, as I do for you." I pray you let me have a new doublet against Christmas. Has written to the lord Privy Seal. Sends a copy. Try and get Mr. Knevet to ask of the King Chedamholt and Ockyngton, and that you may have it of him, paying as ye can agree, or Colpeper. "If I may know when you will be at Duer, I will send you meat and wine." Calais, 5 Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
5 Dec. 992. Charles V. to Queen Mary of Hungary.
Lanz, II. 686. "Par lectre du v. de decembre reprent la charge de don Diego de ce que est passé à l'entreveu, (fn. n18) et respondt generalement sur chacun point, et ne scauroit escripre davantaige jusques a ce qu'il scavera comme sa response sera prinse en France. Escript ce que est passé entre les députés de Loraine et lui, et les overtures faites de costé dudict due de Loraine, et le tout est remis à la royne. De temporiser avec Engleterre. Apres escript ce que est passé avecq le secretaire de Cleves. Si on ne puelt traicter avecq Engleterre et Cleves, que on regarde si on pourroit traicter avecq Loraine. Approeve ce que est traicté a La Fere pour esclarsir la tresve de Nyce."


  • n1. Mary queen of Hungary.
  • n2. Madame de Montreuil and her companions.
  • n3. See page 416.
  • n4. Apparently the bishop of Granada. See §2.
  • n5. Meaning, of course, the bones of St. Thomas of Canterbury.
  • n6. Frederic Count Palatine and his wife Dorothy.
  • n7. Madame de Montreuil and her companions.
  • n8. See Vol. IX., No. 560, where he is called Pers Tylly.
  • n9. See Deputy Keeper's Third Report, App. II. 255.
  • n10. Cancelled.
  • n11. Ledes in No. 986 (9).
  • n12. See Deputy Keeper's Third Report, App. II. 251.
  • n13. Marked as pleading guilty.
  • n14. These dates have been filled in in spaces left blank at first.
  • n15. Note interlined that he first pleaded not guilty and afterwards guilty.
  • n16. Marked as pleading guilty.
  • n17. Noted as pleading not guilty.
  • n18. Her interview with Francis I.