Henry VIII: December 1538 6-10

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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 6-10

6 Dec. 993. Bonner to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. viii.
Having written to the King and Cromwell by Cromwell's servant Sebastian and by George Brigges, merchant of London, a kinsman of Bonner's, who left on the 1st inst. besides letters by one Edmund Style, merchant of London, then at Rouen, and others enclosed in a packet of Mr. Coverdale, writes now that immediately after Sebastian's departure at 9 a.m. on the 1st, he took his mule and went to Court at the Louvre where a marvellous company stood waiting at the Court gate, which was shut. Was told the French King had been that night very ill and therefore had caused the gates to be shut and the keys brought up to his own chamber. Thought this strange, as the day before, which was the feast of St. Andrew, the French King came down into his chapel at the Louvre wearing the Emperor's order and looking as lusty as ever Bonner saw him. Suspected the gates were shut rather for some marriage which they wished not openly known. Went into the tilt yard where there was also a great company awaiting the opening of the gates. Between 10 and 11 they were opened and Bonner entered. The French King came out of his chamber by his secret stair into the chapel, wearing a gown of taffeta with sables, his busking furred, and under his bonnet a velvet night cap, and looking very pale. At the mass, which was not long, he kneeled near the altar and had to be helped up by the Cardinal of Lorraine on one side and the count of St. Pol on the other. He turned to where the Dauphiness was with Madame de Estampes, with whom he talked a good while and then went up his privy stairs again. Bonner stood so that he might have seen him, and did, if he would have said anything. The same day the Constable brought not the King to the chapel, but went to dinner in his own chamber. The gates are still kept closed till about 10. One of the French King's surgeons says he hurt his foot in hunting. By another report he has the gout. Others say it is anguish that he is disappointed of Milan, or that it is his old disease. Two Italians told Bonner that Italians were forbidden to be present when the French King dined. A banquetting house is preparing within the Louvre and the marriages are talked of, of which Bonner wrote. The Dauphin, Orleans, Nevers and others every day run at the tilt at the Tornelles near the Bastille. When I do not go to Court myself I send Wm. Honnyng to learn what is done. Paris, 6 Dec.
Hol. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
6 Dec. 994. John Chereton to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Has written many letters "to a knew your Lordsch[ip's pleasure what I should] do," but has had no answer. The count de Tande has taken away the ordnance, "and all the freight that she has gotten for the voyage to . . . . 11 months at 200 crowns the month, and he has left me not[hing but] only one of the brazen pieces that weighs 11 cwt., and I must pay . . . crowns before that I can have that piece also; and the other piece was b[roken] all to pieces when the galleys was in Torke." Begs him to have compassion, as he has been frequently imprisoned and all his goods unjustly taken from him. The piece the count has left must be sold for want of shipping. It is said here that there is now open war between England and [the Emperor] and this country will take part against the former; and [if] I go to the galleys in chains there will be no remedy.
Headed: Anno 1538, the 6th December at Marselles.
Hol., p. 1. Mutilated. Add.
6 Dec. 995. Castelnau, Bp. of Tarbes to Montmorency.
Ribier, I. 287. Has received his letter by the courier who was despatched from Chantilly on the 23d ult., and has declared to Granvelle the credence of Montmorency's letter to him. He was much pleased and had much conversation with Castelnau, which there is no time to report as the courier leaves at once. Has also presented his letters to the Emperor, who was much pleased at Montmorency's continual friendship, and says the man who is sent about the matter of the king and queen of Navarre will be welcome. The Emperor has spoken to me further about the matter of the king of England, and it is hoped Francis will soon reply to the letters which Castelnau wrote by a gentleman of the duke of Lorraine. The Pope's nuncio presses for vengeance for the relics of St. Edward and St. Thomas of Canterbury; and Granvelle says that when the answer of Francis is known, the Pope will send briefs to him and to the Emperor; and that it would be well the two princes sent a man to the king of England to admonish him de se reduire, and on his refusal to forbid commerce. This would discharge the kingdom of France of the pensions lawfully and without reproach; in which Granvelle would willingly assist, and the Emperor has nearly said the same to me, as I will write to you by the first despatch. This should be well considered, that delay may not change the opinion entertained here, and that no one may suspect that Francis reserves to himself the said king of England for some exploit to their prejudice.
Granvelle tells me that the Emperor has already written to the fiscal of the Imperial Chamber that all suits cease against those who have served Francis. Toledo, 6 Dec. 1538.
Granvelle says that the English ambassador wishes the Emperor to bind himself anew, if the marriages (fn. n1) go forward, to assist the king of England to recover his pensions.
7 Dec. 996. Talk about the Northern Rebellion.
R. O. Saturday, 7 Dec. 30 Henry VIII.:—Richard Oversole, aged 17, born in Northalderton, "tyllour," son of Geo. Oversole, "tyllour," says he came from Northalderton three weeks ago. Dwelt from birth with his father till that time and that he came to these parts of Kent to his aunt at Dover, called Isabel Forust, singlewoman, servant to Robert Welden, of Dover, and sister to Joan his mother; the said George and Joan being there at the time. He came from London by barge to Gravesend on Thursday, 28 Nov., and lodged at the house of Robt. Kowe, palemaker, at Kay Street beside Chesynwoode, in the parish of Bobbyng, a mile from Sittingbourn, and on Friday morning, the vigil of St. Andrew, having communication with the said Robert on his way to Canterbury he said, if the commons that were lnte rebels in the North had come forth in their purposed journey the lord Cromwell would have fled the land. These words were said by so many that he cannot tell their names. He said to the said Robert that one of the Percy's was gone into Scotland and all other were then dead, (fn. n2) and if anything happened to the King the said Percy would be next to the Crown.
Robert Kowe says that Ric. Oversole who lodged at his house on Friday the vigil of St. Andrew said, as they were going from Key Street to Canterbury, that all the Percys were dead except one, and he would cause England to shine as bright as St. George, and that the Scotch king would be duke of York and the King and lord Cromwell would flee the land.
Pp. 2.
7 Dec. 997. St. Paul's Cathedral.
R. O. Inspeximus and exemplification of a decree made by the chancellor and council of the Augmentations on 20 May 29 Hen. VIII. confirming to the dean and chapter of St. Paul's their rights and dues by virtue of certain deeds, viz.;—(I.) by the prior of Leigh, A.D. 1276 for the anniversary of Herveus Boreham, then dean of London; (2.) by the abbey of Byleigh in pursuance of a composition between John Boston, their abbot, and Thos. Lizeux then dean of London, for the obits of Henry de Wingam, bp. of London; (3.) by the nuns of Stratford in pursuance of the decree of Gilbert, bp. of London on their controversy touching the church of Yseldon; (4.) of the union of the church of St. Mary Aldermanbury with the hospital founded by Wm. de Elesingges by authority of Stephen, bp. of London, 30 May 1331. Dated: Westm. 7 Dec. 30 Henry VIII.
Parchment. Memorandum on back of sums allotted in accordance with the decree.
7 Dec. 998. The late Nunnery of Malling.
R. O. Grant of annuity of 3l. 6s. 8d. payable by the Treasurer of Augmentations, to Joan Randall, late nun of the dissolved monastery of Mallynge, Kent. Westm., 7 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII.
Orig. patent with Great Seal of Augmentations (mutilated) appended.
7 Dec. 999. Gerald Fitzgerald, son of the Earl of Kildare, to Cardinal Pole.
R. O. Desires his friendship towards Ruoric Ospealayn, a monk of the monastery of Collis Victoriæ (Knockmoy), and credence for his message. The writer's brother Thomas sent to Rome 300 ducats of gold by his clerk Charles Raynaldi, who died without effecting his business. Desires the cardinal to get the money from Dr. de Hortis and apply it as he thinks fit. Dounnegayll, 7 id. Dec. 1538. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Mutilated. Add. in the text. A large seal (now lost) was original/j/ affixed to the letter in front, the letter itself being open.
8 Dec. 1000. The Marquis of Exeter's Servants.
R. O. Account of the sums paid 8 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. to the lord marquis [of Exeter's] servants for their wages due "at the feast of our Lord God next ensuing," viz.: to Jasper Horsey 6l. 13s. 4d., Will. Daubeney 53s. 4d. and 12 other gentlemen named, sums ranging from these amounts to 40s. each, except one who has been paid before, and 10s. reward to two who have no wages; to five gentlewomen sums ranging from 28s. 4d., to 21s. 4d. 64 yeomen, sums ranging from 53s. 4d., to 2s. (except two who have been paid before); and twelve others not described by any designation, among whom are: John Dawes for two years 4l.; the keeper of Derkyng, John Dey, 15s.; Elizabeth the launder, 26s. 8d.; the "noryce" of Walton, 40s. and Elizabeth the rocker, 13s. 4d. Total 114l. 8s. 4d.
Pp. 6.
1001. The Marquis of Exeter's Lands.
Add. Ch.
B. M.
A rentroll of the manor of Colyton, headed:—"Com. Devon. Parcell' possess' Henrici [nuper marehionis] Exon' de alta, prodicione [attincti]."Arranged under the tithings of Colyton, Stoford, Wodland, Wacchecombe, and Yeardebery. The names of the tenants are given and the common land held by them in each tithing is specified. Total 48l. 14d.
Memorandum that the premises are to be granted unto the tenants of the same manor, and to their heirs in fee farm for ever, yielding and paying therefor yearly unto the King's Majesty, his heirs and his successors the [clear] yearly rent of 48l. 14d. above specified, to be paid quarterly" under certain specified conditions, the statement of which is partly lost by mutilation but can be supplied from §2.
A roll of eleven sheets of paper sewed end to end, written on one side only.
Add. Ch.
B. M.
A paper roll of ten sheets like the preceding.
Add. Ch.
B. M.
3. A number of other rent rolls, and court rolls of Henry Courtenay marquis of Exeter and of his grandfather Edward Courtenay earl of Devon, and of the lands of the former after his attainder, extending from A.D. 1516 to 1540. Add. Charter 13790 consists of extracts of a court roll of the manor of Whytewyll (now become the King's) held before Richard Pollard, chief steward, and Anthony Harvy, surveyor of the same, on the 25th April, 31 Hen. VIII. (A.D. 1539).
1002. The Marquis of Exeter.
R. O. Grants by the King to Henry marquis of Exeter.
Anno 17, a message and mansion in the parish of St. Laurence Pounteney, London, (fn. n3) Anno 18, constableship of Windsor Castle. 25 May anno 15, stewardship of the duchy of Cornwall and Devon and the manor of Mere, Wilts. 3 April anno 14, stewardship of the honor of Wyngley. (fn. n3) 28 April ao 14, custody of the manor and new lodge of Byrling, Kent. 1 Aug ao 14, manor of Keleland Carlion, Cornw. 9 Nov. ao 28, site of Brymmer priory. (fn. n3) 29 April, ao 22, manors of Edelmeton, Saysbury, and Depehams, Midd.
Latin, p. 1. Endd.
1003. The Marquis of Exeter's Papers.
R. O. Paper headed "To my lord marquis of Exeter."
Apparently a tradesman's account for goods, such as bonnets, points, ribands, &c, supplied in the months of Jan., March, April, May, June, July, August, Sept., Oct., Nov., Dec., and Jan. Prices of all articles given. In each month are one or two items of 1d. or 2d. for paper. The items are delivered by Davy, Mr. Maners, Richard, Mr. Horssy, Wm. Bothe, the yeoman of the horse, Barbar, Thomas, Mr. Daubnaye, Peky, by "your barber," Mr. Harvy. Nycollasse, John Wur-lyng, by the footman and the page, "to my lord," by Edmond, and Carantt.
Pp. 10.
R. O. 2. These ben the parcels * * * Excester the which * * * John Combe." A list of apparel, &c. evidently of the goods of the marquis of Exeter including 2 long gowns of crimson, five gowns of garters, two long gowns of camlet, one lined with sypres and the other furred with moles, &c. Last item 300 salt fish.
Large paper, pp. 3.
3. James Courtenay to the Marquis of Exeter
R. O. Received your letter on the Thursday before Christs' Day, asking for information about Sir Lewis Pollard's request concerning the manor of Grylston. Sir Lewis offered Edward Worth 20l. for a release of the said minor, and to put his son into service with one Helyer of Bampton, Sir Lewis' steward, for 9 or 10 years, and then give him fees worth 10l. a year. This was referred to me and Master Chamond. Meanwhile Worthe's wife, who was true inheritor of the manor died, and her son and heir was under 21 years. At the next sessions of the peace, Sir Lewis asked me and my brother to settle the matter whatever it cost him, but he died before anything was done. Yelton, on Sunday in the feast of St. Stephen. [A.D. 1518.] Signed.
P. 1. Add.
1004. [Cromwell] to——.
R. O. I have moved the King for payment of such money as the late marquis of Exeter owed "my loving friend your husband, whose soul God pardon," and found his Grace very favourable, as my servant Wm. Button, the bearer, can declare. As she is now sickly and broken with age, and has great substance of goods which she has wisely ordered in her lifetime and which it were pity should be "smored or misordered" after her death, advises her as a friend quietly to order her property now before "the ferventness and outrage of sickness" vex her, and in this she cannot do better than employ the bearer, who is of her "alliance," and one whom her husband much favoured. I beg you to inform me by him in writing of your conformity hereunto, whereby I may have cause to forward your said suit to the King.
Copy, pp. 2.
R. O. 2. Corrected draft of the preceding letter.
Pp. 2.
8 Dec. 1005. Lady Lisle to Lord Llsle.
R. O. Yesterday I was in hand with my lord Privy Seal touching your annuity. He told me I should have a full answer at his coming from Court, which should be on Monday or Tuesday at the furthest. Yesterday I went towards Court and was within three miles of it, and returned again by such chance as I now will not write. Your gown, hosen and points are ready, and your shirts and linen hosen shall not be forgotten. London, 8 Dec. Signed.
On Friday last my lord of Bridgwater acknowledged the recognisances, but my lord of Hertford has not signed and sealed the releases of his interest in the lands in Glostershire.
P . 1. Add
8 Dec. 1006. W. Earl of Southampton to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I have received a letter sent to myself and seen one sent to my brother (fn. n4) from your lordship, desiring to bestow two gunners' rooms there. I beg you to think no unkindness if I give you frankly my advice. Your lordship knows the statutes established by the King for the security of that town, especially the one about gunners which his Grace and the Council think of most importance. I beg you therefore not to attempt the breach of the law. I assure you no one is more anxious for your good than myself, as I trust my Lady partly perceived at her last being here, and will report to you. London, 8 Dec. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: lord Deputy of Calais. Endd.
8 Dec. 1007. Bishop Roland Lee and W. Sulyard to Cromwell.
R. O. Have executed the King's commission in the suppression of the monastery of Wigmore. Send the books of the state of the same, the surrender and note of the fine taken, with such jewels and money as remained after the dispatching of the canons, by the bearer John Bradshawe. As touching the late abbot, the canon (fn. n5) renounced any further to proceed, as appeals by his writing, sent. "The said late abbot hath the King's grant to execute." Shrewsbury, 8 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add,: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
8 Dec. 1008. Bishop Roland Lee to Cromwell.
R. O. I beg you have in remembrance my own matters, and the suits of my friend John Bradshaw for the farm of the demesnes of Wygmore and the parsonage of Lenterden, who shall please you according to his promise. One Harper of the Court makes suit for the parsonage for a servant of his called Bellyngham. "In haste with a rude hand, in faute of my boy." 8 December.
P.S.—At your letters, we have delivered to the late abbot of Wygmore, his goods; the canon (fn. n5) could prove nothing. All is in good order here.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
8 Dec. 1009. Kirkham Priory.
R. O.
xiv. 622.
Surrender (by John Kyldwyck, prior, and the convent) of the house and all its possessions in co. York and elsewhere in England, Wales, Ireland, and the marches (hereof. 8 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by John Kylwyke prior, Wm. Lowson subprior, and 13 priests, a deacon, and two undescribed. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II., 25.]
Bad Seal.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll.p 5, No. 58] without mem. of acknowledgment.
8 Dec. 1010. Council of the North to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P. v. 142.
Sat at Darneton, Dham., for the administration of justice, for a whole month from 30 Sept. last, and were well assisted by the lord of Westmoreland and Sir Wm. Eure. As there were no prisoners in Durham gaol and the plague reigned sore in sundry parts of Northumberland and Durham they have deferred making any assembly of the King's subjects there till their return after Easter. Divers of Sir Reynold Carnaby's prisoners in Warkworth Castle have died of plague; but Jerry Charleton alias Topping, the only accuser of John Heron of Chipches and the other murderers of Roger Fenwike, is yet living, and is indicted of sundry robberies. Ask what to do with him at their said repair thither; and meanwhile have commanded Sir Reynold to keep him in sure custody. Sir Reynold has lately made suit for a strong house to be provided for him and the future keepers of Tynedale. Without such a strong house there and another in Riddisdale it will be hard to reduce the King's misordered subjects to due obedience. This day Sir Ralph Ellerker, Robt. Bowes, and Robt. Chaloner have gone to keep the sessions of oyer determiner at Carlisle assisted by lord Scrope and the other justices there. Have commanded the sheriff of Cumberland to have malefactors before them on the 11th inst. At Dameton summoned the deputy wardens of the West. East, and Middle marches, and admonished them to be more diligent in their duty than heretofore, and to render justice to subjects of both sides without respect of persons. Have caused an oyer determiner and gaol delivery to be kept in York Castle, which began on the 3rd inst., and in which lord Larimer and other commissioners have done good service. Four persons were condemned for high treason, i.e., Henry Presteman and Agnes, his mother, for "recepting" John Presteman excepted out of the general pardon, Ric. Fishe for saying commissioners were sent to Lincolnshire to levy 6s. 8d. of every plough, and 6s. 8d. for every christening, &c., and Thos. Wellis for guiding Simon Marshall, another rebel "forprised" out of the pardon, which Simon has since died in prison in York castle. Besides those condemned for treason, 8 were cast for felonies, 2 for murders, and 2 for felonies who were "by their clergy committed to the Bishop's prison." York, 8 Dec. Signed by Llandaff, Magnus, M. Constable, Ellerker, Fairfax, Bowis, Babthorpe, Chaloner, and Uvedale.
Add. Endd.
8 Dec. 1011. William Wise to [the Chancellor of Ireland].
R. O. Has this day spoken with a neighbour, a merchant of this city, just come from Yoghyll, where he lately arrived from parts beyond sea, who has told him in secret manner that on his landing he went to William Walsh's house, and there in the said William's chamber James the pretended earl of Desmond, the same William and his wife were together at supper, no others present. Walshe bade him welcome in Irish, asking whence he came, and on his saying from beyond the sea, James of Desmond asked "How doth the Emperor?" He replied "Like a noble man, but I have little speech on him but of mine own natural prince the king of England." Then said William Walshe, "But how doth our new pope in England?" He said I know no new pope there, nother no pope but the King." Walshe answered "But I wol be loth to be of his council which putteth to death the chief of his kin and council." The other answered that he did therein like a prince of justice, and would to God the like were done in Ireland; then should it be a merry land. James of Desmond answered "Ye say like a wise young man. Ye may depart." Tour Lordship with the treasurer and the chief justice can weigh what these words amount to. William Walshe, for all his learning, is of small discretion, and if he be of less faith towards the King his persuasions to the said James will do little good. This man is in great fear to disclose this matter. I shall have him examined secretly before the mayor, and inform both my lord Deputy and your Lordship, and if yon come into these parts at this time you shall hear him speak; but I leave it to your discretion whether to move the matter further as there were only those three persons present. God grant you happy success in your new high room "wherein I doubt not ye shall do much better than ye conceive opinion of your doubtful hap. Learn to make virtue of necessity sith ye cannot choose but to travail in this office, Nobis nati non sumus, etc." Waterford, 8 Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Endd.: Anno 30.
9 Dec. 1012. Whitby Abbey.
See Grants in December, Nos. 8 and 13.
9 Dec. 1013. Francis Earl of Shrewsbury to John Scudamore.
Add. MS.
11,042 f. 95.
B. M.
Has received his loving letter dated 28 Nov., and thanks him for his kindness touching the writer's leases of Brymsholme and the granges of Musden and Caldon. (fn. n6) Encloses a letter from the chancellor of Augmentations directed to Scudamore to restore the writer to his possession of Brymsholme, and asks when he intends to repair thither that he may send some folks to wait on him. I am well content that you shall take allowance of my fees in Staffordshire of the surrendered lands, and deduct therefrom the King's rents for my farm of Brymsholme. As for my offices in Herefordshire, there has been great labour made to me therefor, but I will grant nothing till I speak with you. Chelsey, 9 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
9 Dec. 1014. Nuttley Abbey.
R. O.
Rymer xiv.
Surrender to John London, clk., of the site, &c., of the monastery and all its possessions in England to the King's use. Appointing Ambrose Clarke and Thos. Williams, laymen, as attorneys to receive and deliver the premises. 9 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Ric. Rydge, abbot, Valentine Baune, prior, and 13 others. [See Deputy Keepers's Eighth Report, App. II., 36.]
Seal almost gone.
Enrolled [Close Roll, p. 5, No. 51] as acknowledged, same day, before John Williams, King's Commissioner.
9 Dec. 1015. The Bible.
R. O. Depositions before Edw. Felyp, bailiff of Tenterden, John Parker and Thomas Asten, jurates there, 9 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII., concerning the sayings of Sir John Fuller, priest.
(1.) Bichard Hope, of Tenterden, innholder, says that, 8 Sept. last, in his dwelling house, he heard Sir John Fuller say "that as for the looking upon the Bible men should not be the nere before Doomsday." And one Stephen Cowper said "Ye do naught to discomfort any man for looking upon the Bible."(2.) Chr. Baker confirms the preceding, and says further that, the said 8th Sept., Fuller said in the parish church of Tenterden, "Well, ye shall see another world shortly." Baker said "I would advise you to speak no more thereof, for if ye do it will be to your displeasure." Fuller replied "In faith, if I die I care not, for there will a thousand die more than I." (3. and 4.) Barth. Chapman and Stephen Cowper confirm Hope's deposition; Cowper says he rebuked Fuller, saying "The King's Grace hath set it out for every man to look upon." Fuller then denied his words, which denial Hope confirms.
Pp. 2. Endd. Numbers not in original.
1016. Montague Papers.
R. O. Marriage between lord Montague, heir to the countess of Salisbury, and Jane, daughter and one of the heirs of lord Bergevenny. Lord Bergevenny desires lands, &c., to the yearly value of 200l., for his daughter's jointure, a sum of 1,000 mks. to be paid at convenient days if he have no issue male, but if he have issue male he will pay a like sum to the countess of Salisbury.
P. 1. Add.: To master Lyester be this delivered.
R. O. 2. Rental of Warblington, Ymmesworth, and Mylton made 8 Feb. 10 Henry VII. [A.D. 1495].
Taken before Wm. Cope, the King's cofferer, surveyor of Warblington manor, and twelve others named. Giving the names of the free tenants and tenants at will in each place with details of their holdings and the rents they pay.
Pp. 15. With corrections adapting the account to a later date.
3. Thomas (fn. n7) Denys to James Gifford.
R. O. Cousin, I hear from my Lady of Salisbury's tenants at Pyworthy, of which place I am steward, that your brother has appointed 10 persons to serve the King in his wars under lord Montague, your master. I think when you see them you will not like them, for most of them will not be allowed at the musters. I advise you therefore to look to the tenants of Stokeham and Yalmeton, where he has tall and active men as any within Devon. This present Sunday [A.D. 1523?].
Hol.. p. 1. Add. On the back a list of sums received "toward the harness" from persons at Yelhamton, Rolstoke, and Wonford.
1017. Letters of Colyns.
1. J. Colinus to John Heliares.
R. O. Thanks him for having so great a desire for his letters. His love for Colyns does not exceed that of Colyns for him, whose letters are the writer's only defence against the evils of this pestilent age. "Sed jam videre est nihil aliud obstare [quo] minus . . . . . que morbo presens sit remedium, quia quod ne . . . . . . . . . . . . nes, qui pharmacha aut perdunt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nt. Cessatorem Palmitem, me . . . . . . . . . . . potes, nec facis quidem. Sed mir[aris quod]. . . [tacu]erit. Cæterum illum abund . . . . . . . . . . possit ocyssime et summopere p . . . . . . . . . . . . . e certior, quo [p]acto faverit . . . . . . . . Hugoni. (fn. n8) Thes xvj wekes I nev[er] . . . . . . . . . Byssam, but have waytyd a . . . . . . . . . . . . [s]he was browte a bedd the . . . . . . . . . . . . boy. Syt that tyme my . . . . . . . . . . . . . [th]ankes be to God, he ys . . . . . . . . . . . . . the ymbrynge dayes, . . . . . . . . yre, to the maryage off my . . . . . . . . . . . . [si]ster, who schal marye, my . . . . . . . . yonge gentyl be mery, bu . . . . . . . . . . . . . s and hawkers. Fro Byssam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ber. Tuns J. Colenus."
"I came yet afterward to both your benefices (fn. n9) and to my master, Sir Geffrey (fn. n10), to common with him of the sending forth of Pynynge: and as touching the estate of your benefice. You shall [be ce]rtyfyed by him. But as for your benefice of Est Meon, [i]ff you have made no former gra[nt I wo]ld [des]ire you to be good in that beha[lf that] . . . . . . Agnes your sister ch . . . . . . mowthe have it paying . . . . . . . . . . . .wyl you schal have . . . . .substantial suretys . . . . . . . . . . . .me to write for the . . . . . . and loving continual . . . . . . . . . . . . . . he toke with her moder and . . . . . . . . . er, within sche schowyd . . . . . . . . . . as ever dyd d . . . . . . . . . . . . . . te sche is nott . . . . . . . . . . . le vyllage off . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . matyon and yugeme[nt] . . . . . . myche more favor therin . . . . . . . . . . . owr promise herein (?) iff . . . . . . . . I wold rekun it mete . . . . . . . . . . . yowr moder in her dedth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . use of my said gossip a co . . . . . . had in Waltam (?), but Roger your brother saith that you have sent him word that he schold in no case mell therwith. Wych I do tbynke yow would nat do; for playnly I have and ever have had this opynyon of yow, that yow wyl nat brek yowr mothers wyl, and seyng sche wyllyd [s]o, before suffycyent record, if my gossep . . . . nat . . . . . next lawday appere ther l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . sche [sh]old stand in [da]ngour . . . . . . . . . . . . off this wryte yowr mynd. Sir tom . . . . . . . . Lolyngton (?) prayit you nat to . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . nosti enim quam su . . . . . . . . . . . mundo, besides that . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . et coryares [a]s I cam . . . . . . . . . . . . . [Lu]rtyngtoniæ.
Mutilated P.S. added.
Mutilated. Add.: Domino J[o]anni Heliari.
14 Feb. 2. John Colins to John Heliare.
R.O. ". . [s]extum diem Februarii eram Warbliugtoniæ [apud dominam meam] Sarysburiensem illuc missus Bokmero a [domino meo, quia illa] illic et iste hie a festo Divæ [Ka]terin[æ] . . . . . . . . [vi]sum est Superis (ut opinor) propter (?) pes [tem quæ nune ce]ssáta est, istos superare quos simul metis a . . . . . . . . . . . . . at. (fn. n11) Conveni etiam et Joannem Turpilionem [et Hugonem] . . . egi apud utrumque sedulo de . . . . . . . . . . . in dominum Galfredum (fn. n12) conjecerunt . . . . . . . . . . . . hunc conveni Bokmero. Ibi po . . . . . . . . . . . . um et variis de rebus cum . . . . . . . . . . . . . [Pin]ningo (fn. n13) mentionem is illico . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . autor, se brevi illum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Porro ego, quum per alios . . . . . . . . . . . . . . maxime silere nolui quid . . . . . . . . . . . . . non multa sunt que scribam . . . . . . . . . . . . she mowt see yow here in our con . . . . . . . . . . . kepynge off yowr cure and al other . . . . . . . . . . . is dede, and hys lands fallen in . . . . . . . . . . . . schyre to dwell, he hathe promise[d] to . . . . . . . . . he lyvyt. Mythynkis he swmwat myndy . . . . . . . . . . . . . I cannot tell redyly, but suche a thing . . . . . . . . . . . yowr pleasure and mynde knowen, I wil do what I . . . . . . . Bokmero, decimo sexto Kalendas Martias. Mr. Ne[vill? hath sen]t for certain bokes off the Hebrew that he wold have. Pyny[ng] . . . . Mychaelmas, but I thinke now yt be lost. Tuus Joannes Colinu[s]."
P. 1. Mutilated. Add.
R. O. 3. Translations of the Latin passages in the two preceding letters.
P. 1. Mutilated.
4. John Colyns to Thos. Harryson, curate of Warblington.
R. O. "* * with all my heart I commend . . . . . . . . . . . . ge you for your kindness and . . . . . . . . . . . nge but I will see you contenty[d] , . . . . . . . . . . . this last week with my ho . . . . . . . . . . . . owt according to his . . . . . . . . . . . . and help her thereof and . . . . . . . . . . . , 1 amended of the . . . . . . . . . . . . el showed me moreover . . . . . . . . . . . . to Brabant to Mr. He [liar?], . . . . . . . . . him deliver this letter con . . . . . . . . . . . . owr acquayntawns (?) and . . . . . . . . . . . . care well which I think . . . . . . . . . . . . lit I pray you that she t , , . . . . . . . . . my sheets till my coming . . . . . . . . . . . , and occupied. A Byssame . . . . . . . . . . . . Tuus Joannes Colinus.
Hol. Add. Both edges lost by mutilation.
ii. On the back in another hand are memoranda of payments, 8 mutilated and 2 complete, i.e., "paid to Mr. Coke for your proxies at Sowdweke, 4d. To Coke for making of writing for the Convocation, 4d.
1018. G. Croftes to——.
R. O. I recommend me unto your mastership, and according to your order I have caused Harre Wetnang "to come unto you." Asks favour for him as he has been illtreated (?). Begs to be excused for not coming also, for his wife has been ill for a fortnight. "My lady, your wife" desired to give Croft's child Christendom. Asks him to consent to this that his friends in the country may see that nobles will do so much for their servants.
Hol., p. 1.
9 Dec. 1019. Lope de Soria. to Charles V.
Add. 28590.
f. 286.
B. M.
Reported the contents of the Emperor's letter of the 12 Nov. to the Republic. which rejoiced to hear them. Their resident ambassador, who is doing good service, wrote to the same effect. Forwarded the Emperor's letter to prince Doria. The republic is sending thither (i.e. to the Emperor) Valerio Ursino to report the news of the fleets. They complain of the Prince as overbearing, and for not having delivered up Castilnovo; at the Pope's determination about Camarino, in which he had promised to do nothing against the late duke of Urbino during the enterprise. His answers to these complaints.
Spanish, pp.7. Modern copy from Simancas. Headed: Lo que escribe Don Lope de Soria, ix. de Diciembre, 1538.
10 Dec 1020. Lands of Sempringham.
R. O. Lease by the Court of Augmentations to Ed[ward] lord Clynton, of the rectories of Sempryngham with the chapel Poynton, of Stowe with the chapel of Byrthorpe, of Belyngborough and Walcott, Line, which belonged to the late priory of Sempringham, for 21 years, at 30l. 17s. 5d. per annum, i.e., for Sempryngham and Poynton 6l. 18d. (should be 6l. 18s.), for Stowe and Byrthorpe 4l. 6s. 8d., for Byllyngborough [6l.] 13s. 4s., and for Walcott, 12l. 19s. 5d.. Westm.. 10 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII.
Parchment Mutilated.
1021. Ric. Bishop of Dover (fn. n14) to Cromwell.
R. O.
Fills, 3 Ser.
iii. 156.
Since he was last with him, has received to the King's use the Black Friars in Dunstable, the Grey in Ware, Babwell, and Walsingham, the Black and White in Norwich, the Black, White, and Grey in Yarmouth, the Austin in Gorleston. the Black and Grey in Dunwich, the Austin in Orforde, the Black and White in Ipswich, the Austin in Clare, the Grey in Colchester, the White in Maldon, and the Black in Chelmsford. Most of the substance was sold, stolen or pledged before his eoming, and little left either in plate, lead or implements, yet he has so ordered that both plate and lead has come to light. Has since put out the friars of Langley, taken an inventory of the house and had it appraised. Has brought the plate to the King's use. Asks that he may have the house at Langley, with the profits during his life. Cromwell has been his singular helper for 12 years. Hears that one of the King's chamber is labouring for the house. Is advised to tarry and follow his suit, but if he has Cromwell's favour, will go into Kent and Sussex to receive those houses to the King's use before Christmas. They have written that unless be comes before Christmas, they must sell the tile and lead, for they have nothing else. Some have done so already. If there are any other houses to discharge, will do it after Christmas, and not return till they are all done. Begs to have some comfort for his house before he departs after Christmas, and that none may meddle but himself. If he knows Cromwell's pleasure all the lead shall be in slabs in Christmas time. It will be very meet for the More, for he hears they are carrying lead thither twice as far. Desires an answer that he may depart into Kent, for Christmas is near. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Ric. Deveryux.
1022. [The Black Friars], King's Langley.
R. O. Account of the value of the house of King's Langley of the King's foundation, which Ric. bp. suffragan of Dover desires to have for term of life.
The King gave them a mansion with closes, &c, Cheperfylde Wood, a meadow in the park, water, and a weir, and Holme park, otherwise called the Frere's Wode, and the parsonage [of King's Langley].
They have the parsonages of Gaddysden and Wyllay, lands at Preston, Elmeryston, Overland, Vestegate in Tenet, Kyngesham, Vattelyng, Pacmaston, Godmaston, Walderyslade, Byruper, and Heryngsham, Kent, yearly value, 130l. 16s. 8d.
Payments, to a bedehouse in Toteyngton, the bishop, (fn. n15) the vicar of Langley, the high steward, understeward and bailiff, 18l. 6s. 8d.
The house before had obits for Sir John Cheney, 5l. a year, and Sir Raffe Verney, 6l. 13s. 4d.
Many of those who belonged to the house are very old and poor, and desire some relief during their lives. Signed: Thomas Crumwell.
Vellum roll.
1023. Lead of Friars' Houses.
R. O. Account of lead "collecte by the visitor" in Norwich, Yarmouth, Dunwich, Orford and Maiden. Total 48 fodder 3 qrs. "All this lyeth near the water meet to be carried to London or to any other place." All lead that lay safe on churches lies still unmolten "but only such as lay in despair and part was gone of it, such is in slabs and marked with a crown for the King and indentures of the same made."
P. 1. Endd.
[10 Dec.] 1024. The Charter House. (fn. n16)
R. O. "These be the names of the monks of the Charterhouse by London to have their pensions," viz., Will. Trafford, prior, 20l., and Edmond Skerne (Sterne?), vicar; Will. Wayte, proctor; Thos. Barnyngham, John Enys, Ric. Tragose, Thos. Baker, Edw. (Everard?) Digbie, John Bardeyn, John Foxe, Will. Broke, Barth. Burgon, John Thomson, John Bulleyn, Oliver Batemanson, John Nycholson, and Maurice Chauncie, 5l. each. Signed: Thomas Crumwell.
P. 1. Endd.: The pensions of the Charterhouse.
10 Dec. 1025. John Williams and Dr. John London to Sir Ric. Riche.
R. O. On taking surrender of the Crossed Friars of Donyngton, assigned to the minister, an extreme aged man, 6l. 13s. 4d. pension, and to Ric. Ungill, priest and brother there. 4l. pension. Beg him to ratify this as the house is worth 20l. a year and is out of debt. Newbery, 10 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Mr. Chancellor of Augmentations.
R. O. 2>. List of pensions assigned to the minister and one of his brothers of the Crossed Friars of Donyngton, i.e., to Henry Weete, minister, 6l. 13s. 4d., and to Ric. Ungill. priest. 4l. Dated at head, 10 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: Rychard Ryche.
P. 1.
10 Dec. 1026. Lord Lisle to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Received her letter on the 9th. Will be glad of her coming. Wishes to know when he shall send over Lam with his ship. Her daughter Phylype is well, "and Frances at your coming home woll make fele one pess of myne and another pess of yours." Calais, 10 Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
10 Dec. 1027. The Irish Council
R. O. Memorial of the consultations of the Council at Dublin, 10 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII., upon the lord Privy Seal's letters and otherwise, to be expressed to the lord Deputy by the lord Chancellor.
That if he have any grudge against any of the Council he will at the King's pleasure remit it, and they on their part will exert themselves to further the King's causes. To excuse our negligence of the consumption of artillery and express the necessity of it in our next letters. A consultation with him upon affairs necessary, and as this article rests upon "some certificate made by my lord Deputy," his opinion should be first heard, and then the particulars of his journey in Munster and elsewhere, that they may consult upon the compositions he has made with Irishmen. As to the setting forth of the Gospel, abolishing the bp. of Rome's power, &c., Irishmen should be bound to it, and all the bishops under the King's obeisance should be sent for against the first day of next term. As to Limerick, discretion should be used, as the inhabitants cannot live without trading with the King's enemies. If young Gerald have left the country he cannot be apprehended; but the Deputy should have no hope in any Geraldine, and should practise to weaken them. To remind the Deputy of the book delivered him by the Council at the Commissioners' being here, in which are things not yet redressed. The Deputy and Treasurer to deliver to the Council books of their men's names, and despatch those that are out of wages as they oppress the King's subjects. Sigmd: John Alen, K's Chauncellor—Gerald Aylmer—Georgius Dublin'—Richard Delahid, baron— Edw. Miden'—Sir John Whyt k.—J. Rawson, prior of Kyllmaynam— Thomas Lutrell, justice—W. Brabazon.


  • n1. Of Henry and of the Princess Mary.
  • n2. Sir Ingram Percy was the only surviving brother of the late Earl of Northumberland, who left no children.
  • n3. Marked with a cross in margin.
  • n4. His half brother Sir Anthony Browne.
  • n5. John Lee. See No. 329.
  • n6. Musden and Caldon belonged to the abbey of Croxden, which surrendered on the 17th Sept. 1538. See Valor Eccl. III. 125.
  • n7. Afterwards Sir Thomas.
  • n8. The English corresponding to the preceding passage in § 3 is as follows:— "But we [must] see w[ell] enough that there is nothing that [le]tteth . . . . . . which . . of other remedy for his disease un . . . . . . . . of the b . which do lose that medicine or . . . . . . ge it too late. Thow complaynest that Palmes is slow: but I may [a]ccuse him thou canst nor durst [cot] . . . . . . . [Thou marv]eillest that he hath kept silence . . . Pynnyng . . . . . . he is about to send unto you . . . . . ill . . . . . . tly excuse him ye shall know . . . . . . . . . . . t . . . . . . . le Mercurius hath been to thy . . . . . . . . . and to . . . . . . . . th."
  • n9. Warblington and Meon.
  • n10. Sir Geoffrey Pole.
  • n11. The translation in § 3 reads: "I think it hath pleased God because of the pestilence that hath been in Bisham, that those which should daily dwell together should be so separate."
  • n12. Sir Geoffrey Pole.
  • n13. The translation in § 3 reads; "I was in hand with him to send Pynnyng."
  • n14. The signature is misread by Ellis "Richard Devereux." The same error appears in the contemporary endorsement.
  • n15. The bishop of Lincoln, in -whose diocese King's Langley was.
  • n16. The date when the monks were finally driven out of the Charter House is said to have been 15 Nov. 1538. See Doreau's Introduction to Chauncy's Historia, p. xxi, note 1. It would certainly appear to have been before the 24th Nov. See No. 903. But these pensions were assigned to them only on the 10 December. See "Pensions in 30 Hen. VIII." which will appear in next volume.