Henry VIII: December 1538 26-31

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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 26-31

26 Dec. 1141. Sir Chr. Hales to Cromwell.
R. O. On Christmas eve I received your Lordship's letters, with two bills, signed by the King, brought me by my wife's brother, your servant Nic. Caunton; the one for Romuey Marsh, wherein his Highness has done a gracious deed for justice and the common weal, the other for myself to the comfort of me and my posterity. Your goodness is so great I cannot deserve it. Hakynton, St. Stephen's day.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, keeper of the Privy Seal. Endd.
26 Dec. 1142. John Hales to Cromwell.
R. O. Desires Cromwell's favour for the mayor and city of Cauterbury, that they may have the grant of the watermill and all messuages, lands, and rents within the city which belonged, of late, to the monastery of St. Austen's. A great part of their yearly charge used to be paid by victuallers and innholders, who made their gain out of the pilgrims which heretofore came to the said city, but do not now continue. It is like that they will not be able to pay their yearly charges without this grant. Canterbury, Thursday 26 December. Signed.
P . 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
26 Dec. 1143. Bishop Roland Lee to Henry VIII.
R. O. Where, at my being with your Majesty I moved the same for the late priory of St. Thomas, (fn. n1) I was minded to pay a certain sum as your Grace should determine. I am so much bound to your Majesty that I can crave no more; but being charged with eight poor children of my sister's now fatherless and motherless, I am forced to show the truth. Scraysburv 26 December.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
26 Dec. 1144. Bishop Roland Lee to Cromwell.
R. O. I thank you for your pains with my friends such as Wm. Waghan, of Talgarth. My matter methinks does not take effect as we minded; I beg you help me to an end in it. I have written this letter to the King, copy enclosed, if you think good to deliver it. I trust of some grace on receipt of my present of deer, which has cost me over 40 marks. If I might have it for 40l. a year, or by yearly instalments, I am satisfied. Scroysbury, 26 December.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
ii. Copy of his letter to the King enclosed, p 1.
26 Dec. 1145. Sir Thomas Wharton to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. v. 144.
Wrote last on 3 (fn. n2) Dec, asking whether he should get and send up a ballad made in Scotland. Since them his "espial" Mungo Armstrong of Ledesdale has brought the ballad to Carlisle and. Wharton being at Cockermoutb Castle, left a copy with John Thomson, "a right substantial man whom assuredly I trust, and occupieth the office of custom there under me, and now mayor of Carlisle." About 20 Nov. last a servant of lord Maxwell's brought a copy to his master's house and a copy was thence brought to Harmetage Tower in Ledesdale, where the espial got it. Other copies are spread along the Borders. The espial says it was devised by the bishops. Has sent two espials, Scotsmen, this Christmas to Edinburgh, where the King and many noblemen are. The West Marches of England, Scotland, and Ledesdale were never so quiet before, and never better redress for the few attemptates done. The King's castle of Cokermouth, 26 Dec
Hol. Add. Lord Privy Seal. Sealed. Endd.
26 Dec. 1146. Sir Reynold Carnaby to the Earl of Westmoreland and Sir Thomas Tempest.
R. O. In obedience to his Lordship's letter, dated St. Thomas the Apostle's day, sends with the bearer the four constables of Hexham and those who were warned to watch there the night the prison was broken. Sends also the names of the constables and watchmen and of two others called John Shawe and Wm. Clark because the sayings of some of the watchmen touch them. Rie. Yeldert of Nunyke and his wife shall be with you in all hast. Yeldert showed me that a man of Wolsyngham "conveyed the man (fn. n3) to him which was taken by certain of my servants, and one—(blank) Yeldert of Corbrig came with him," who says the man was brought to him by Nic. Gastell, brewer, of Wollsyngham. Sends Yeldert of Corbrig also. Hexham, St. Stephen's day in the morning early.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: Md. That this Friday, St. John's day in Christinas, anno 30mo, my Lord received this letter.
26 Dec. 1147. Montmorency to the Queen of Scotland.
Balcarres MS.
iii., 13.
Adv. Lib.
Could not allow the Sieur de Lassigny to leave, whom the King now sends to the king of Scotland, without one brief letter from him to assure her that she will always find him ready to serve her in whatever matters she pleases to commend him. S. Germain en Laye, 26 Dec. 1537. (fn. n24) Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A la Royne d'Escosse. Endd.. M. le Grand Maistre par le Sieur de Lassigny.
26 Dec. 1148. Aguilar to Charles V.
Add. MS.
28,590, f. 305.
B. M.
Has received his letters of 29 Nov. Communicated to the Pope the reply, brought from Francis by Brisach, about the enterprise against the Turk and the marriages, (fn. n4) showing the cordiality that is still maintained.
* * * * * *
Spoke to the Pope before these Quatuor Tempora about the hats asked for by the Emperor, viz., for Burgos, (fn. n5) Cordova, (fn. n6) Geneva, (fn. n7) and another in pectore. The Pope said Geneva was dead, and the other in pectore he had intended for the Emperor's old man. He would create the two first and, at the same time, M. de Xalon, for whom the French king sues at the instance of the cardinal of Lorraine, and the abbot Embrot (of Arbroath), a person of much learning and example, at the petition of the king of Scots, for the affairs of England, another at the suit of the Venetians, probably Bembo, and another whom his Holiness keeps in petto to be declared hereafter, viz., the Abp. of Milan. * * *
Spoke of the necessity of deferring the Council. The Pope replied he knew how occupied the Emperor was with the enterprise against the Turk; but he saw the sects of England and the Lutherans were every day extending and gaining strength, because lastly the legate, Card, of Brindisi, wrote that the dukes of Bavaria were beginning to allow the Lutheran preachers in their country (and communion in both kinds); and the only remedy was the Council, which the heretics are trying their hardest to frustrate.
His Holiness shows in all his conversation a strong desire to chastise the irreverence and extravagances of the king of England, and says he can find no better beginning than to deprive the English of commerce. This he has communicated to the French king, who approves the idea and will prohibit commerce in his kingdom if the Emperor will do the like in his. The Pope added that it touched the Emperor as much as himself to remedy "such great evils, murders, and martyrdoms as the said King daily executes upon the forsaken Christians of that unhappy realm"; and begged him for the love of God not to forget it. Replied praising his holy zeal and assuring him that the Emperor would have done much to remedy it had it not been for the war of France and the Turk, which was the most pressing danger; and that, with the desire of reducing that King and kingdom to the Faith, the Emperor had allowed the practices about the marriages. (fn. n8)
The marriage of Mons. de Bandoma (Vendôme) with Victoria, sister of the Signor Octavio is broken off. Duke Cosmo. Exaction of the tithes of the Emperor's feudatories in Italy. The briefs of the crusade. Camarino. Philip Strocy to be put to death, as Don Juan de Luna can report. Italian news. What the Pope said as to the purchase of the 300,000 scudi 53,000 down, and the matter of Roca Guillerma. Rome, 26 Dec. 1538.
P.S.—Duke Cosmo and the duke of Urbino.
Spanish. Headed : Answered from Toledo, 24 Jan. 1539. Modern copy from Simancas, pp. 55.
[27 Dec.?] 1149. T. Soulemont to Cromwell.
R.O. This present hour I have received a packet of letters from Mr. Wryothesley, two of them to your Lordship. He writes nothing to me as you shall see by my letters herewith. (fn. n9) They were conveyed hither by means of the Emperor's ambassador. Therefore I have thought with diligence to send them with this bearer. London, Friday, a little past 12 o'clock.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
27 Dec. 1150. John Beaumont to [Cromwell].
Cleop. E. iv
216. (fn. n10)
B. M.
of the
Has caused 20l. to be delivered to his fellow Thos. Avery to his Lordship's use. Would like to purchase or have in farm the demesne lands of Gracedieu, "which I am in possession of and my fellow Whalley together." (fn. n10) The earl of Huntingdon seeks to take the said abbey from him. Trusts only in Cromwell, for he is warned to wear a privy coat as the earl and his sons seek his life. Hopes Cromwell will take in good part his "inornate colleccyon of the kynges supremyty." Whellesborough, 27 Dec. Signed.
P 1.
27 Dec. 1151. [Lord Lisle to Cromwell.]
R. O. Thanks him for his goodness to his wife and her son (fn. n11) when she was last in London, and for the bill for his annuity of 200l., which the King has signed. Begs Cromwell to remember him for the Friars here. Has no news but that the people of Arde and the borders say that the French King will build Arde again. This town is well furnished with corn. Will certify what store there is before Shrovetide. It is cheap here. The dearest is not more than 6s. 2d. st. the quarter, according to Cromwell's appointment when Lord Lisle was last with him at Dover. Calais, 27 Dec.
Copy, p 1.
27 Dec. 1152. Anthoine Brusset to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Has received his letter of the l5th inst. in answer to his request touching "la wideage des grains." Has told his friends, who say that they can do without wheat or "soille" until examination has been made, but ask for 400 rasiers of soucrion and 200 rasiers of oats. Asks him to send a passport for them for the bearer that they may be taken out of the country before Twelfth Day or within a week after.
Sends a wild boar's head. Gravelinghes, 27 Dec. xxxviii. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: Le Debitis de la ville de Callais.
28 Dec. 1153. [Dr. John London] (fn. n12) to Cromwell.
Cleop. E. iv.
B. M.
of the
Sends a poor token with good wishes for the new year. Sends also Cromwell's half-year's fee from him and his house. Will now execute Cromwell's commission in places where he has not been yet. Mr. Williams has no doubt informed him what they have done at Ensham and Notley and at the Crowche Friars at Newberye. Has done his best with the farmers of Ensham for Sir George Darcye, and hopes they will come to some good conclusion. Today the late abbot, they and London meet again. At Delapray by Northampton, has taken the surrender of the abbess, which he sends by bearer. She is a good aged woman, and lately had the King's charter for the continuance of her house, but she surrendered willingly. Has put Small, Mr Hennage's kinsman, in possession. As she left the house in such good state, gave her the fourth part of the sheep, i.e., 5 score, and certain grain and cattle.
Has also received the unwise letters written by the monks of the Charter House in Coventry. Trusts to accomplish Cromwell's pleasure there and at the priory. As Colme is so nigh to Coventry, and the abbot and all his friends at Cromwell's command, would be glad to go through with that house also. All the sort of them look daily for their departing and make their hands by leases, -ales of wood, and of their plate. Supposes this abbot will leave his house and land; like an honest man, and Cromwell had better take the house while at the best. Has asked Mr. Thacker to learn Cromwell's pleasure in some things. Oxon, 23 Dec.
Has sent Cromwell "a coat of idolatry, with three frontlets." Reserves some other things, as two heads of St. Ursula, as there is no silver about them, till he get another head of hers, which he expects to find within 14 days.
Hol.t pp. 2.
1154. Dr. John London to [Thomas Thacker?].
Cleop. E. iv.
207. (fn. n13)
B. M.
of the
Thanks him for the pains he has taken on his behalf. Begs him to deliver to my Lord (fn. n13) the surrenders he has sent up. Mr. Williams, who was in commission with him, has brought up the plate of Notley and Ensham. At the Crutched Friars, Newbery, was nothing but a poor chalice. The lands are worth 22l. a year, but all the goods not 6l., the minister rewarded. At Delapray had two chalices and a pix; the house was prettily stored with cattle and corn. "Ye schall se me mak yow a praty bank by that tym I com next uppe." Please ascertain my Lord's will in the following matters. My Lord commanded me to put Mr. Lucy in possession of the Crutched Friars, Thelsford, but now writes to put Mr. Cheynye in. If he will let me go to Nuncotton or Stikkiswold nunneries in Lincolnshire, Mr. Cheyney may be served in some of them. If I am to do anything at Colme my Lord should send some one to receive the house to his use, the goods to be indifferently "praysed." He cannot have a more commodious house, and the longer he waits the worse it will be, as "they make their hands all they can that yet do remain not suppressed." When I am at Coventry I am but three miles from Colme. If my Lord has set his mind now on some other place, "then help Mr. Gregory or Mr. Richard may have it, for it is a thing to be taken."
Hol., p. 1.
28 Dec. 1155. John Foster to Sir Thos. Seymour.
Royal MS. 7.
C. xvi. 147.
Sends the state of the house of Romesey, according to his request. The house is out of debt. The plate and jewels are worth 300l. or more. Six bells are worth 100l. at least. The church is a great sumptuous thing, all of freestone and covered with lead, worth 300l. or 400l. or more.
Rents of the abbey of Romesey :—
Hants.— Lordship of Romesey, yearly value, 235l.; Ichynstoke, 28l. 9s. 0¾d.; Sydmanton, 30l. 12s.; Tyleshade, 11l. 6s. 8d. Dorset:Pewdell,40s. Glouc.—Hownelacy, 6l. 13s. 4d. Wilts.—Asheton, Edyngton, 167l. 0s. 7¼d.
In answer to your letter by Mr. Flemynge, whether the abbess and nuns would be content to surrender their house, the truth is that, in consequence of the motion made by your kinswoman and other friends, they will be content to do you any pleasure, but they would be loath to trust to the commissioners' gentleness, as they hear that other houses have been straitly handled. Romesey, 28 Dec. Signed.
Names of the convent of Romesey :—
Eliz. Ryperose, abbess; Edith Banester, prioress; Katherine Waddam, sub-prioress; Jane Waddam, sexton; Alys Whyttynstall, Abell Howrelston, Jane Kersall, Agnes Pottenhall, Alys Gorphyer, Jane Clyfford, Anne Fox, Eliz. Hyll, Anne Butteler, Margyt Parkyns, Margyt Dolman, Jelyan More, Bone Pownde, Mawde Stronge, Mary Carell, Elysabeth Langryshe, Agnes Hall, Maryan Goddard, Alys Stanle, Katheryn Westwode, Avys Edmonde, Agnes Harvy.
Pp. 2. Add.: To, etc., Sir Thos. Seymour of the King's Privy Chamber. Endd.
28 Dec 1156. Ralph Earl of Westmoreland, Sib Thomas Tempest, and Ric. Belassez to the President of the Council in the North.
R. O. Have examined the constables and watchmen of Hexham touching the breaking of the prison there. Enclose certain articles of their sayings. "Master Tempe-t and I" sent to Sir Reynold Carnaby to send Yeldert of Nynyke and his wife, but they are not yet come. I send Carnaby's letter with another within it which he lately sent to me. Brauncepeth, Childermas Day.
We send you Lewys Ogle, under bailiff of Hexham, with these letters, that ye may perceive the "negligent misdemeanour of Sir Reynold Carnaby and him as appeareth in thartieles." Signed.
P . 1. Endd.: My lord of Westmerland and other to my lord President in the North.
28 Dec. 1157. [Wriothesley] to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. viii.
This Saturday, 28 Dec., at 9 a.m.. he and his colleagues received the King's and Cromwell's letters by Francisco. Will as directed, procure access as soon as they can; but that will not be for four days, for the Queen is this morning gone hunting and will not return till New Year's even. Complains of the Queen's coldness. Would have hoped to do something if they might have concluded the second marriage of the Duchess without the straiter amity and the point of notary; "for [of likelihood] we shall by these come to stay Bayarde as we have done before." Princes, except for great advantages, are hardly brought to make confession before notaries. As to the straiter amity, have had answer already but will do their best. Is getting better. Begs excuse for not writing more frequently. Intends making "some provision for vessel" out of regard to his master's honour, and trusts in Cromwell. "Our ships" that shall go hence to the Emperor cannot yet be despatched. They will have some ado to get the money unless they take it up of the bankers. The Gantoys, of whom they claim "contribution" for the last wars, will pay nothing, and Cromwell will have heard from Mr. Hoby that the commons of Spain refuse to pay a penny towards the Emperor's voyage unless he himself remain at home, which amounts to saying they will give nothing, knowing his determination to go in person. Brussels, 28 Dec. Signature lost.
Hol. Stained and mutilated. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
29 Dec. 1158. Thos. Prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, to Cromwell.
R.O. Sends 20l. in gold to the King for a New Year's gift. Asks Cromwell to advise his servant how to deliver it. Sends also a poor token as a New Year's gift for Cromwell, and beseeches him to continue good Lord to him and his brethren. Canterbury, Sunday. 29 Dec. Signed.
P . 1. Add: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
29 Dec. 1159. The Borders.
R. O. "The saying of Nichol Yeldart afore my Lord (fn. n14) and Sir Thomas Tempest, knight, on Sunday after Christmas Day, anno 30,"viz.:—
That Nich. Gastell and a man (fn. n15) in white frieze coat came to his house in Corbreg when he was at dinner about 12 o'clock on Sunday, 8 Dec and hired him for a groat to guide them to Chollerton, where they tarried all night in a butcher's house called John Wilson. On inquiring who the man was with the white frieze coat, was told he was an honest man and a "soothronn" man dwelling within 40 miles beyond London, called Thos. Dyksonn, who intended to go to a kinsman named John Robsonn, of Fawe Steyn. Being asked to conduct them further to Bretley (Birtley), declined for fear of sickness and robbery, but on Monday, 9 Dec, conducted them to Nynyke to the house of his kinsman Ric. Yeldart, whom they desired to convey Dyksonn to Fawesteyn, and so left him.
ii. The saying of Ric. Yeldart, of Nynyke, touching the arrival of the three at his house. He declined to conduct Dyksonn to Fawe Steyn, but allowed him to remain in his house till he got a guide, when he changed coats with Yeldart, who gave him 2s. besides and bought of him a little sword for 12d. When Yeldart asked why he changed his coat he said it was for safety going through the country, it was so good. He remained at deponent's house till night, when Sir Reynold Carnaby's servants arrested him and took his white frieze coat and his sword that he had changed and sold, with all he had before, refusing to repay the money to Ric. Yeldart. Sir Reynold's servant, John Riddley, came to him the same day and asked for one Wm. Smith, but he knew not where he was. Riddley then said, Go to John Heron's mother, of Thawle Barnys, and warn her keep in her cattle, for the outlaws and thieves would come in. Yeldart asked, Who bade you say so? and Riddley replied, Edward Charleton.
In the hand of Westmoreland's clerk, pp. 2. Endd.
[29] (fn. n16) Dec. 1160. Lord Lisle to Cromwell.
R. O. There goes a bruit here of George Browne, master of the ordnance of this town, "how he doth meddle with great distillations. Whether he do meddle with multiplication or not I cannot tell, for I have not meddled with examination of him yet, because he is of alliance to Sir Anthony Browne." Asks whether he shall send him to England or have him examined at Calais. Calais, Sunday before New Year's Day. Signed.
P .1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd. Sealed.
30 Dec. 1161. Henry VIII. to Christian III.
ger iv. 132.
Thanks him for recovering the George Mowdy, of London, which was taken by Godischalcus Remlingrodt in English seas. Asks him to help the bearer in obtaining restitution. Greenwich, 30 Dec. 1538.
Lat. See Report xlv. of Deputy Keeper, App. ii., 19.
30 Dec. 1162. Castillon to Montmorency.
Ribier, i.341. Negociates with the King of England according to instructions, as soberly as he can. People talk no more to him but of amity and living with the King "selon le temps," and he does the like. As to the marriage of Cleves, "il en a esté quelque chose;" but that was when "il pensoit estre preferé en amitié du costé du Roy pour tenir bon contre l'Empereur." Where he would now address himself is shown by Castillon's last letters. He said two days ago that the duke of Urbino's son was married, and that he would address himself to the duke of Mantua's brother. Certainly he and his "milord" (fn. n17) know not what to do. They are very busy putting order in their kingdom. He still has designs upon some who are so foolish either that they would rather die here than live in another kingdom or that they feel themselves innocent, and think people are only making believe to them (qu'on leur fait à croire). The best hope these people have is that the friendship of the King and Emperor will not last; and surely they will do all they can to break it, at any cost, as has been proposed in this Council.
Apologises for giving an opinion, and goes on to explain that now is the time for Francis to gain more glory than any of his predecessors. This prince will always be seeking to break the amity, at present so great, between the King and the Emperor; and indeed in the hope of gaining this prince one or other of them might forget the amity. The time could not be more favourable, both on account of his inhuman cruelties to religion, which ought to make him the enemy of all Christians, and to take away a dangerous poison to the friendship of the King and Emperor, and to destroy those who formerly have done such harm to France—and would do again if they had the power, for there are no greater hypocrites (plus feintes personnes) in this world than he and his milord.
Thinks as they are in hand to forbid all commerce with the English, they should agree to get rid of them altogether, and deliver their kingdom as a prey. This would be easier and less costly than the taking of Calais, for the expense can only last a month or six weeks. True, there would be a fight, but it would be less dangerous than ever it was before; for the people are inconceivably discontented. Understands that it will not be a year before the King and Emperor meet, and the Constable might then or sooner induce them to this. "What a glory it would be to them, whereas previous Kings and Constables have only chased the English out of France, to chase them out of their den of cruelty and heresy, to extirpate for ever the source of all the evils of France in times past. Make spoil of this country among you. From the Thames the coast adjoins Picardy, Normandy, and Brittany as far as Brest, and is furnished with good ports, a great necessity to France; and it contains Wales and Cornwall, natural enemies of the rest of England, and speaking a language which is French; for it is "Breton Bretonnant." The other side of the Thames likewise lies convenient for the Emperor, adjoining Holland and Zealand. Hand over to the king of Scots the North, which is his ancient right and heritage. And that our Holy Father be not forgotten, the whole will return to his obedience—an example to all who would separate from that obedience. Think what an opportunity it would be for the praise of God and for the promotion of friendship between Francis and the Emperor! If Montmorency approve this, suggests that the Pope should still for a time defer the sentence and prohibition of commerce, and that the gentleman who is to come hither both on the part of the King and on that of the Emperor should be stayed, lest these people take fright and see to their affairs too soon.
This King thinks it a good sign that Castillon's wife has come to him in England. He has sent them tapestry and furniture; for they are lodged in his house at Bridouel. Begs not to be left long here, and meanwhile wants money; for his court is like that of a great lord, and thronged both with men and women. If this King is to be entertained, his ambassador must receive favour; for none think so much of that as these people.
Formerly wrote that to bring this King to reason the Pope should interdict all commerce with these people, especially on the side of Flanders, and that nothing in the world could give him a greater alarm, or that the Pope, being with the Emperor, "nostre Saint Pere "luy donnast quelque venuë (qu. 'vue '?); nous en ferions apres ce qu'on voudroit. Si vous en avez les moyens, essayez les ie vous supplie." London, 30 Dec. 1538.
31 Dec. 1163. Castillon to Montmorency.
Add. MS.
33,514, f. 9.
B. M.
Ribier i. 350.
Since I wrote yesterday my lord Privy Seal sent for me to his lodging, and said he had letters from his master's ambassador in France, a modest and true ambassador, who wrote everything for the continuance of amity, and praised the good cheer made him, "me faisant ledict milord quelque demonstration qua ceulx qui ont parcydevant autrement faict ne s'en trouveroient pas bien cy apres." (fn. n18) The substance of his discourse was that he himself had, at his own cost, got a Bible printed in English, and the printers have been cited and troubled by certain of the University of Paris, and the books arrested. He would pray the King and you (as it is the true text of the Bible, and could only be used by Englishmen) to permit its being printed in Paris; because the printing is finer there than elsewhere, and, with the great number of printers and abundance of paper, books are despatched sooner than in any other country. If the King will do this for him he hopes soon to do as much in return in some other way. If the King will not grant this, will he allow (as it seems he has already promised the ambassador) the books to be sent here as they are? He told me they cost him 600 marks, that is 3,600 livres tournois, and that his only object is to give them away. Moreover, he wishes the King to forbid, in his realm, people to speak against this King, of his heresy and inhumanities. As to heresy, God knows (he said) whether it is not to his praise; and as to those who have been punished by justice, he recounted the whole case. It seems that Card. Pole wrote to his brothers and the marquis of Exeter to dissemble and do nothing until he should come hither "faire un beau tour," and that their intention was to chase out the King; for the marquis was very powerful, and the two Montagues brothers of the said Cardinal. Young Pole has confessed all, and is still in the Tower; and they hope to learn more from him.
As to the first, I replied as I had done long before, and as you answered the English ambassador; and as to the inhumanity, "que tout procedoit de ce mesme lien;" moreover, that our people had greater liberty of speaking than the English; that the King himself suffered them to say many things of him, and that it is very difficult to prevent talking in France, especially as the French and the English had not been friendly very long. He replied that that was true, and their ambassador wrote as much, but I might pray the King to prevent it as much as he could. And he was very friendly, asking me, knowing my good inclination to his master, that if I knew of anything which might engender displeasure between the Kings, I should tell him, and he would grant it. I think if I had mentioned the pension or anything greater he would have granted it. He said he hoped within a year to see the King and let him know the goodwill of the King his master. I thanked him, and even ventured to say "I wished to God this good will had been sooner shown here; for I never knew a prince more inclined to another than my master was to his." "Ah !" said he, "would to God ! Those who are the cause [of hindering it] are indeed wretches (bien malheureux), that is M. de Wincestre, Briant and Bron. Hz n'en sont pas quictes." "Et apres me presenta ung bouc chastré bien gras et bonne venoyson. Je vouldroys que le tenissiez enpastez à la mode de ce pays." Montmorency may judge "ou ils en sont." Knows no more strange and hypocritical (feinte) persons than Cromwell and his master. In any case you can get rid of your pensions now if you will with little effort. (fn. n19)
Is anxious for an answer what to do, and how to entertain the English in their good will. London, 31 Dec 1538. Signed.
French, pp. 3. Add.: Monseigneur de Montmorency, Connestable, Grand Maistre et premier baron de France. Corrections have been made in the MS . in a modern hand and passages for editorial reasons crossed out.
31 Dec. 1164. Ruricus, Bp. of Derry, to Paul III.
R. O. The king of England's deputy of Ireland and his adherents, refusing to recognise the Pope, burn houses, destroy churches, ravish maids, spoil and kill the innocent. They kill all priests who pray for the Pope, or compel them to erase his name from the canon, and torture preachers who do not repudiate his authority. It would fill a book to tell their cruelties. The four archbishops have withdrawn their obedience to Rome, The English have subdued nearly the whole of Ireland to their wicked laws. Bequests authority to remove bishops and clergy from their benefices and put others in their places, and to reconcile and absolve schismatics, &c. Desires credence for the bearer, Roger Ospelan (O'Spellan), an honest and discreet monk. Deny, octave3 of the Nativity of our Lord, 1538. Signed.
Lat. On vellum, with seal pendent.
[31 Dec.] 1165. Anthoinette de Saveuses to Lady Lisle.
R. O. On St. Thomas' day, five days before Christmas, a servant of yours arrived in our monastery, who brought me "unge piechette dung eccu (?) dor prinze," but I received no writing from him. Although I cannot speak English and did not understand what your servant meant, I perceived by these tokens that you had returned from your voyage, and I thank God you have accomplished your object. Your last letter made mention of your departure and of the occasion of your undertaking a sea voyage in these terrible times of winter. Considering the wrong intended against your son, (fn. n20) and the danger to your tender and delicate person, I have continually commended your case to God. I had sent you letters written when I was very ill, otherwise I would not have delayed answering by your servant. I understood you wanted "i coifes v bonnes (bonnets) de nuit"; but I understand you want several dozens. For the present I cannot attend to it, but when I know for certain how many you want you shall have them briefly. I beg you to commend me to the Deputy and to accept my present of rude handiwork. Take what you please for yourself and of the rest make gifts to your children (ettrinnes vos enfans), Monsieur and Mesdemoiselles. Dunkirk, the last day of this month.
Hol.t Fr.,p.1. Add.
31 Dec. 1166. [James V to Paul III.]
Royal MS. 50 b.
B. M.
Desires the Pope to confer the deanery of Dumblane (when vacant by the appointment of Malcolm, late dean, to the priory of Whithern) on "William Gordon, who is dear to the Bang for his virtues. Edinburgh, 31 Dec. 1538.
Lat., p. 1. Copy.
31 Dec. 1167. James V. to the Cardinal of Carpi.
Royal MS.
18 B. vi. 50.
Writes to the Pope recommending Malcolm, dean of Dumblane, to the priory of Whithern. Desires the Cardinal's assistance in the said business, and wishes the deanery of Dumblane, when vacant, to be conferred on Win. Gordon. Edinburgh, 31 Dec. 1538.
Lat., p. 1. Copy.
31 Dec. 1168. Edward Carne to Cromwell.
R. O. Thanks him for his letter of the 23rd inst., sent by the courier Fraunces, who arrived here on the 28th. The Queen cannot treat about the charge last sent to them, until she has received more ample instructions from the Emperor. Cromwell will see more by their common letter. Is driven by very need to ask for more money. All that he had is gone, and a great deal more which he borrowed. Mr. Godsalfe will receive it for him. Brussells, 31 Dec. 1538.
Hol., p. 1. Add, Endd.
31 Dec. 1169. Stephen Vaughan to Cromwell.
R. O. Besides what they write to the King, (fn. n21) touching the answer made by the Queen to their last charge from his Highness, ventures to throw out a conjecture of his own. Considering how often the Emperor has said that he has sent the Queen sufficient power and instructions about the marriage with the duchess of Milan and the amity, which power and instructions the Queen confessed at their first repair she had received; while, on the other hand, at all the conferences with her and her deputies, they said they could not make answer till they heard from the Emperor; remembering also how long it is since the ambassadors had conference with her just after their arrival, when they made her clearly understand their purpose, and all this while, notwithstanding that Don Diego was soon after sent into Spain, she adheres to the same answer:—thinks they cannot be well minded. Whether they dally with us to avoid disbursing while the Emperor is put to so great charge preparing for this voyage to Constantinople, or whether for some other purpose I cannot tell. She says she has written to the Emperor and awaits an answer; but if the Emperor must be referred to on every such occasion the matter will be long protracted. Here she labours much to gather money in these Low Parts, "but she findeth hitherto no g. . . . . . . . . The ships that wer[e ar]rested here to go to the Emperor I think will come late: they say here they will first be sure how they shall be paid." Brussels, 31 Dec.
Hol., pp. 2. Slightly mutilated and gall stained. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
31 Dec.
Ribier, i. 352.
1170. Sieur [Anthoine] Hellin, Ambassador in Flanders, to Francis I.
Wrote on the 18th the Queen's final answer to the English ambassadors upon the affair of the alliances and marriages they sought. On the 20tb the Queen heard Francis' despatch to the Emperor with great pleasure. Discussion of the affair of the county of St. Pol. Brussels, 31 Dec.
—Dec. 1171. Henry VIII.
R. O
Burnet, vi.
Circular to the justices of the peace, thanking them for what they had done in execution of the King's previous letters directing them to see the King's supremacy set forth, to try out and hand over to condign punishment maintainers of the bishop of Rome's usurped authority and to punish spreaders of seditious rumours and expel and correct all vagabonds and valiant beggars; keeping watches for these purposes and ministering justice indifferently. Sundry of the justices have done their duty so well that the King's subject have not been disquieted for a long time, till now of late some ungracious persons have endeavoured to seduce them with lies and untrue rumours. Among these sundry parsons, vicars, and curates are chief, who "read so confusely, hemming, and hacking the Word of God, and such our injunctions as we have lately set forth that almost no man can understand the true meaning of the said injunctions." They have also suborned certain spreaders of rumours to misinterpret those injunctions. For whereas it is ordained to avoid disputes touching ages, titles, or lineal descents, and whether any one was the King's born subject or not, that registers should be kept of all children christened, and of all marriages and burials, they have blown abroad that he intends to make new exactions at christenings, weddings, and burials, which he never intended to do; alleging "that therein we go about to take away the liberties of our realm, for conservation whereof they feign that bishop Becket of Canterbury, which they have tofore called Saint Thomas, died." Becket in fact only withstood Henry II. to prevent the clergy being called before the courts of the realm, though it was afterwards said to be for such liberties of the Church as he contended for during his life with the archbp. of York, chiefly to prevent any king of England being crowned, except by the bps. of Cauterbury, and that even if he were absent from the realm the King should await his return. These detestable liberties Becket traitorously demanded against the law of the realm. In addition to these perversions of the King's meaning, they have added false tales "for marking of catalles" and other seditious devices, by which the people were lately stirred to insurrection, which would have been the destruction of the country, but for the King's clemency, who might have destroyed them, their wives, and children by the sword. Yet "these miserable and papistical superstitious wretches" have raised anew the old rumours to promote a new commotion. You are therefore to use your utmost diligence to find out such cankered parsons, vicars, and curates, who do not substantially declare our injunctions, "but mumble them confusely, saying that they be compelled to read them, and bid their parishens nevertheless to do as they did in times past;" also to find out seditious tale tellers and commit them to prison without bail or mainprise till the arrival of the justices. You are also to communicate copies of these letters to the neighbouring justices of peace, exhorting them to help in putting them in execution. Hampton Court,— Dec. Signed at the top with a stamp.
Pp. 4. Corrected.
R. O. 2. Another copy signed with a stamp and dated like the preceding, with some further corrections.
Pp. 4.
R. O. 3. Two other copies, unsigned and undated, but incorporating the corrections in § 2.
Pp. 5 and 16. The second is endorsed: Minute of the King's letters to the justices of the peax.
R. O. 4. Earlier draft of the first part of the circular, containing some parenthetical clauses not in the other copies.
Pp. 5.
Cleop. E.-vi.
222, 224.
B. M.
5. Two other copies, signed with a stamp, the first with corrections; both dated Hampton Court,——(blank) Dec. 30 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 4 and 3.
—Dec. 1172. Nottinghamshire and Yorkshire Monasteries.
R. O. "A brief certificate made upon the dissolution of divers monasteries and priories there surrendered in the months of November and December in the 30th year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord King Henry the Eighth,"
The contents are set forth in columns under the heads : 1. Names of the houses with the names of the keepers. 2. Clear annual value. 3. Number of abbots and brethren with their pensions. 4. Clear money remaining of the lands. 5. "The stock, store, and domestical stuff there sold, with debts received."6. "Rewards with the portions paid unto the abbots."7. Remains of the price of goods and chattels. 8. Lead and bells remaining. 9. Woods and underwoods. 10. Plate and jewels.
The houses are Worksop priory (Earl of Shrewsbury); Austin Friars Tikehull (earl of Hampton, keeper); the Grey Friars, Doncaster (Thos. Wilborne, keeper); Monke Breton priory (Thos. Ellis); Austin Friars, Pountfret (the mayor, keeper); White Friars, York (Sir Geo. Lawson); Grey Friars, York (Tristram Teshe); Black Friars, York (Will. Blithman); Austin Friars, York (Sir Geo. Lawson); St. Andrew's, York (Ric. Gowthorp); Byland (Ric. Belassez); Ryvalx (Will. Blytheman); Kirkeham (Sir Henry Knevet); Ellerton (John Herbert). Total of second column, 1,922/. 7s. 6½d.
Signed: George Lawson—Rychard Belassez—Will'm Blithman—James Rokeby.
A broad sheet.
ii."The particularitees off plaite" in each house.
Another broad sheet.
Harl. MS.
604, f. 106.
2. A first draft of § 1, with two additional columns, showing the amount of debt owing to and by the different houses.
Pp. 3.
Cleop. E . iv.
B. M.
3. Modern copy of § 2.
Pp. 2.
—Dec. 1173. Knaresborough Priory.
R. O.
Rymer xiv.
Surrender of the house and all its possessions in co. York and elsewhere in England, Wales, Ireland, and the marches thereof.——(blank) Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Thos. Kent, minister, nine priests (one of whom signs with a mark) and one undescribed. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. n. 25.]
Seal much broken.
Enrolled [Cl. Moll, p. 5, No. 62] without mem of acknowledgment.
—Dec. 1174. Yarum, Black Friars.
R. O.
xiv. 631.
Surrender (by the prior or warden) of the house and all its possessions in England and the marches thereof.——(blank) Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Miles Wylcok, prior, five priests and six novices [ See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. ii. 50.]
Seal good.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll.p. 5, No. 81,] without any memorandum of acknowledgment.
1175. Ric. Layton, priest, to Cromwell,
This morning [when I was] ready to depart towards Romesey in Hampshire, as commanded, the enclosed bill was brought to me by a man of Evysham, Wore, who told me that the "party thus offending with words" was set on the pillory and imprisoned. When you send down your commissioners for the suppression of Wynchcombe, Hailes, and Pershore, they may make a full report of the case. This Thursday in the morning. Signed,
P . 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd. Ao xxxo.
1176. The Marchioness of Exeter and the Countess of Salisbury.
R.O. "Please it your good lordship, this is to advertise you that I, Thomas Phyllipps by reason that I am daily conversant with them that are pensive can no less do but utter the same to your honourable lordship."1. The Lady Marquis fears she stands in the King's displeasure and so wants your favour. 2. She wants raiment and has no change but what your lordship commanded to be provided. 3. Her gentlewoman Mrs. Custanse has no change and that she has is sore worn. Another gentlewoman, Mr. Controller's maid, has been with her a whole year and she cannot even pay their wages. 4. Further, "the Lady Sallysbery maketh great'moan for that she wanteth necessary apparel both for to change and also to keep her warm."
P . 1. Endd.: Remembrance for the Lady Marquis and others.
R.O. 2. Blank leaf endorsed "Concerning [my lady of] Sarum and [the Marquis] (fn. n22) of Exeter."
1177. Annes Dode to [Cromwell].
R. O. I thank you for the relief I and mine have had of your lordship's great charity. As you have been so busy that I could not speak with you, I write to desire your goodness for a farm that was my lady's of St. Ellen's at Waltamstow now in the hands of one Rowesley dwelling at the Three Swans in Bishopsgate Street, granted him by lease of my said lady not long afore her suppressing, with most part of her tenements. I have no living but what I had of your lordship's goodness. I spoke to Master Richard about it before the suppression, offering to buy it as it was so near London, and he always promised to speak for me. Signs as "Your poor widow and bedewoman."
Hol., p. 1. Endd.: Ao xxxo.
1178. John Goodale to Cromwell.
R. O. Petitions Cromwell for his release from prison into which he was cast by the malice of papistical adversaries. Begs him to consider his pains in the last two parliaments in writing, speaking and spending his goods in "extirping" the bp. of Rome's "fucatid and usurped" authority by which he has lost certain annuities and sustained divers imprisonments in the Fleet. His adversaries are incensed against him because of his industry in discharging his offices of under-sheriff, steward of leets, baily of liberties, and the like, as he was commanded in the King's proclamations dated 16 Nov.
P . 1. Add. at the head: lord Privy Seal. Endd.
1179. Sir Wm. Waldegrave to Cromwell.
R.O. "I have at the King's commandment and yours caused our service in English to be left, which was greatly against our minds, seeing it was so godly a hearing." Asks him to put the King in remembrance of him that he may have something given him one day. Has had great heartburning because of the setting forth of the King's injunctions in our parts. (fn. n23) One Win. Syday, the lord Chancellor's servant, said it lacked a date and therefore stood to none effect. A chaplain of lady Waldegrave's, his grandmother, who is a Papist and causes her to hold off from the truth, has in his Mass book daily this Thomas Beckett's name with all his pestiferous collects unrased, for all proclamations and injunctions; so that there is no punishment for such, "wherefore I fear the weed will overgrow the corn, for they say all things shall be as it hath been, and then all shall be nought again." Is suspected and dares not meddle without commandment from his lordship, for what he set forth is called in again. Both Cromwell and the lord Chancellor know it was done with much quietness and no man against it. "Now they say in their hother-mother I meddled more and I had thank for." Asks Cromwell to talk with this honest priest, curate of Bures.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
1180. Anne Weston to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Is glad lady Lisle has escaped the great jeopardies of the sea and is safe come home again, after so merry a journey. Recommends, if lady Lisle wants a gentlewoman, the daughter of Chr. More, who is above 26 years of age, was brought up by lady Boser and has been with the writer three or four years. She left in consequence of a love affair with a servant of the writer's husband. She can do any manner of service, wait on lady Lisle or her daughters, and bring them up well and teach them good manners, or keep plate or napery. Sauttan.
Asks for an answer by the bearer.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
[Dec] 1181. A News Letter.
R. O. The Emperor is giving his daughter in marriage to the duke of Orleans, and a kingdom will be made of Milan, Piedmont, Ast, and Lombardy. The. king of Navarre will remain "pasible de son royaume" and give his daughter to the son of the old duke of Savoy, and will be called the duke of Bourbon. The Pope has declared the king of England deprived of his kingdom, and it is given to the nearest Christian King, which is the King our lord (Francis I.), and of that kingdom the duke of Orleans will be King. The old duke of Savoy is cardinal and legate in France, and has a great pension from the King and the Emperor, and cannot fail to be Pope after the present one. The daughter of the king of Hungary, brother of the Emperor, will marry the son of the duke of Lorraine. The Pope's son has married the Emperor's bastard daughter, and will be King of Naples and lord of Bologna (Bouloigne). The Turk sends his son to France to be made a Christian, with most of his people.
Fr., p. 1. Endd. Touching the marriage of certain great princes.
1182. Grants in December, 1538.
1. Sir Thomas lord Audelay of Walden, lord Chancellor. To be hâc vice high steward of England for the trial of Henry marquis of Exeter and Henry lord Montague, the office being at present void. Del . . . . . 1 Dec. SO Hen. VIII.—S.B. See No. 979.
2. Leic.—Commission to John Harryngton, John Beamond, Edw. Sapcotts, and Geo. Sherrerd to hold inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of Walter Kebull. Westm., 1 Dec. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII . p. 5, m. 29d.
3. Sir Wm. lord Dacre, of Gylesland. Inspeximus and exemplification of—
i. A writ of certiorari, dated 29 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII., addressed to the Treasurer and Chamberlain, concerning the liberties of the hundred of Bradeford, Salop, which are in the custody of the said Treasurer and Chamberlain : with the endorsement of the writ.
ii. The records of certain liberties belonging to the manor of Wemme in the hundred of Bradeford, Salop, viz.:—Placita de Juratis et Assisis before John de Berewyke and his associates, justices in eyre in co. Salop in the Octaves of St. Michael 20 Edw. I. The jury say that Wm. the Boteler, who is under age and the King's ward, claims to have in his manor of Wemme a free court, assize of bread and beer, a gallows, a market on Sunday in every week and a fair on the eve, day, and morrow of SS. Peter and Paul. Westm., 3 Dec Pat 30 Hen. VIII . p. 1, m. 21.
4. Ric. Williams alias Crumwell. Grant, in fee (for 1.704l. 9s. 2d.), of the tumor of Brampton, Hunts, and all lands in Brampton, which came to the King's hands by the attainder of Sir John Hussey lord Hussey. Hampton Court, 26 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Dec—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 12.
5. John Josselyn, gentleman of the King's pantry, and Anne his wife. Grant in survivorship of the tenement or messuge in the parish of Ayleshury, in the lordship of Walton, Bucks, in the King's hands because a certain Andrew Fyssher, a Scotchman, now deceased, acquired the same without licence. Hampton Court, 30 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Del Westm., 4 Dec.— P.S. Pat. p. 6, m 9
6. Wymund Carewe. To be receiver general of the lands of the late Queen Jane. Hampton Court, 5 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. S, m. 4.
7. Thos. Horseman, one of the sewers of the King's chamber. Grant for life of the rent of 10l. 6s. 4d., at which the manor and demesne lands of Slefford, late of John late lord Hussey, attainted, were leased to him for 21 years by patent 17 May 30 Hen. VIII.; and of the reversion of the premises on expiration of the lease. Hampton Court, 4 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 10.
8. The Benedictine monastery of St. Peter and St. Hilda, Whitbye, Yorks. Assent to the election of Hen. Davell, prior there, as abbot, vice the last abbot resigned. Hamp ton Court, 9 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., same day—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 4. (Rymer, xiv., 599.)
9. Wm. Butte and Joan his wife, one of the four daughters and heirs of Hen. Bures, dec., s. and h. of Robt. Bures, likewise dec., Livery of lands, viz., of the said Joan's share in the possessions of the said Robt. and Henry, and of the possessions whereof Joan Bures, hue wife of the said Robt., Anne Bures, late wife of the said Henry, Robt. Bucke and Joan his wife were severally seised by way of jointure or dower. Hampton Court, 6 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 5.
10. Edw. Leighton, clk., the King's chaplain. To be dean of the collegiate church of Stafford, Cov. and Lich. dioc., rice dom Thos. Parker, dec. Canterbury, 9 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., ll. Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 9.
11. Edw. Leighton, elk., S.T.B. Presentation to the canonry and prebend of Bonell in the collegiate church of Thamworth, Cov. and Lich. dioc., vice John Wylcokes dec. Del. Westm., 11 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII—S. B. Pat. p. 3, m. 25.
12. Ric Lee and Margaret his wife. Grant in fee (for SOSl. 3s. 4d.), of the house and site of the dissolved priory of Sopwell, in the parish of St. Peter, in the town of St. Albans, Herts, with lands (specified) attached: to hold in as full manner as Joan Pygot, the late prioress; rent. 24s. 6d. by way of tenth. Del. Westm., 13 Dec 30 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 41.
13. The monastery of St. Peter and St. Hilda, Yorkshire. Restitution of temporalities, on the election of Hen. Davell, the prior, as abbot there, whose fealty is ordered to be taken by the prior of St. Mary's, Gysborowe: the election having been confirmed by Thos. Cromwell lord Crumwell, &c. Hampton Court, 9 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Dec— P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 4. (Rtpur, Vol. xiv., 599.)
ii. Petition for the above from the "prior or president" and the convent, dated Whitby, 23 Oct. 30 Hen. VIII.
14. Sir Edw. Baynton and dame Isabella his wife. Grant, in tail male of Sir Edward (on surrender of patent, 3 June, 16 Hen. VIII, granting him the warren of coneys in the park of Claryngdon alias Paunset for life at 100s. rent and 20s. increase) of the reversion and rent reserved upon a lease, to the said Sir Edward, by John the late abbot and the convent of St. Martin de Bello alias Batell, Sussex, by indenture 3 Dec. A. D. 1535, 27 Hen. VIII., of the manor of Bromeham Wilts., advowson of Bromeham church and manor of Clenehe near Wyke, Wilts., with lands in Bromeham, Clenche, and Wyke, for 99 years, at 34l rent payable at the household of the said abbey, in Southwark, Surrey. Sir Edward by deed inrolled in Chancery 11 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. demised his interest in the premises to his s. and h. apparent, Andrew Baynton.
The said rent and reversion to be held by the annual rent of 3l. 12s. Del. Westm. 15 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat.p. 2, m. 42.
15. Wm. Peter, LL.D. and Gertrude his wife. Grant, in tail male of the house and site of the late priory of Clatercote, Oxon; the church, steeple and church, yard thereof, and all messuages, &c., within and without and near the said site in Clatercote and Cropredy, Oxon: the manors of Clatercole, Oxon, and Fenycompton, Warw., the rectory and advowson of the church and vicarage of Ratley, Warw., and all messuages, houses, &c., belonging to die said rectory and vicarage, and in Clatercote, Cropredie, Clay don, Banbury, Bodycote, Wardyngton and Molyngton, Oxon, Fenycompton, Shotteswell, Ratley, Molyngton, and Warmeleyton, Warw., and Apultre, Northt., or elsewhere in England, Wales and the marches thereof, which belonged to the said late priory, or which John the late prior held in right of the same, or the general master or prior of the order of St. Gilbert held, with tithes, &c. Annual value 34l. 19s. 11d.; annual rent 70s. by way of tenth. Hampton Court, 14 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del Westm. 16 Dec—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 9.
16. Wm. Vaughan. To be chancellor and receiver (1) of the lordships of Brecon and "HaiaWallen" and, (2) of the lordships of Cantercelley,Penkelly and Alexanderston in South Wales, in the King's hands by the attainder of Edward late duke of Buckingham; with fees of 6l.l3s. 4d. and 3l. 6s. 8d. respectively, and powers as enjoyed by Hugh Mervyn and Ll'n Vaughan ap Morgan ap David Game, the latter having surrendered his patent of 8 May, 20 Henry VIII. in order that this grant might be made. Hampton Court, 17 Dec, 30 Henry VIII. No date of delivery.P.S. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII . p. 8, m. 23.
Vacated on surrender, 7 July 38 Hen. VIII. in favour of Roger, son of the said William.
17. John Carre. To be keeper of the castle and manor of Werke upon Tweed, Northumb., with its gardens, meadows, &c, the rents called "Castell wardes" and all other profits. On surrender of patent 3 Mar. 21 Hen. VIII., granting the same office to Robt. Colyngwood during pleasure. Hampton Court, 12 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Dec—P.S. Pat., p. 6., m. 12.
18. Chas. duke of Suffolk. Grant in fee simple (in exchange for the honor of Eye alias Eya, and the manors and lordships of Eye, Westhorpe, Thorndon, Wyverston, Wattelesfeld alias Watffelde, Walysham alias Walsham, Hawghley alias Halley, Cretynge, Neddyng alias Negyng, Virles, Swanes, Saxmonden Merkett alias Saxmondeham, Cotton Hempnale, Syleham, Semours, Veles alias Veyles in Fresyngfelde, Cotton, Brysworth, Ketylbarston, Dagworth, Sorelles, Beklyng alias Bekkyns in Snape House in Alderton, Hurtys in Saxmunden alias Saxmondeham, Stratford juxta Higham, Wyngfelde alias Wynkfelde, Stradbroke alias Stratbroke, Huntyngf elde, Froscendou alias Frossendon, Benhall, Stratforde juxta Benhall, Laxfelde, Bedfelde, Okeholte, Fresyngfelde, and Stoke, Suff.; and Saxlyngham, Claxton, Helyngton, Causton, Kerdeston, Rysham, Costeley, Estruston, Heylesdon, Drayton, Tolthorpe, Taverham, Felthorpe, Stokton, and Segeforde, and a fifth part of the manor of Backton, Norf.; Dedham and Langham, Essex; the hundreds of Hartysmete, Stowe, Waynford alias Wangforde and BJythyng, Suff., Frebryge and Shropham, Suff. (Norf.), and the sites and precincts of the late priories of Leyston and Eye, Suff. and the rectories of Laxfelde, Alhalowez in Donwyche, Playforde, Yaxley, and Stoke, Suff. and divers other lands, &c, in said cos., which the said duke bargained and sold to the Crown by indenture bearing date 30 Sept. 30 Hen. VIII.)., of the following : —
(b) The rents and reversions reserved upon the following Crown leases, viz.:—of lands belonging to Trentham priory, all being for 21 years. (1) To Ric. Trentham, then esquire of the Royal Household, 21 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII., of the house and site of the dissolved priory of Trentbam, Staff., and lands there (named), a pasture, &c, there called Blakbrygge, late in the tenure of Hugh Bradwall, and the rectory of Trentham church, Staff, with reservations; rent, 48l. 17s. lOd. (2) To Nich. Townesende, 20 July 30 Hen. VIII., of a cottage in Trentham; rent, 18s. (3) To Ric. Astbury, 20 July 30 Hen. VIII., of a messuage in Trentham; rent, 26s. (4) To Wm. Whythurst, 20 July 30 Hen. VIII., of a cottage in Trentham; rent, 14s. 4d. (5) To Hugh Brodewall, 20 July 30 Hen. VIII., of a messuage in Trentham, a pasture called Blakbryge with a meadow adjoining; rent, 27s. 4d. (6) To Ralph Benson, 20 July 30 Hen. VIII., of a cottage in Trentham with a croft of pasture called Thykken crofte; rent, 18s. (7) To Margery Trykett, and John Trykett, 3 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII, of a. messuage in the parish of Trentham; rent, 14s. (8) To Ric. Bold, 20 May 30 Hen. VIII., of a messuage in Trentham; rent, 25s. (9) To Edm. Conesby, 20 June 29 Hen. VIII., of a messuage, &c, in Trentham then in the tenure of Wm. Goodwyn, and John Heyn; rent, 63s. (10) To Thos. Rydley, of London, yeoman, 20 June 29 Hen. VIII., of a water-mill called le Hethmylle with the milldam and a meadow thereto adjoining in Trentham, then in the tenure of John Twyforde; rent, 40s. (11) To Ralph Bagnalld of London, merchant tailor, 10 June 29 Hen. VIII., of a messuage with lands in Hanchurch, Staff., late in the tenure of John Lovatt: rent, 26s. 8d. (12) To Wm. Asshebery of Hanchurche, Staff., husbandman, and Ric. Goodwyn of Handchurche, 20 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII., of a messuage and a cottage in Hanchurche, in which Ric. Goodwyn then dwelt; rent, 32s. (13) To Wm. Colier of Hanchurche, husbandman, 16 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII., of a messuage, &c, in Hanchurche, late in the tenure or John Colyar, father of the said Wm.; rent, 26s. 8d. (14) To John Fox, of Hanchurche, 27 Jan. 29 Hen. VIII., of a messuage in Hanchurche; rent 20s. (15) To Ric. Austen of Hanchurchel husbandman, 20 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII., of a messuage in Hanchurche, formerly in tenure of his father, John Austen; rent 30s. (16) To Robt. Walter, 20 July 30 Hen. VIII., of a messuage in Blorton Staff.; timber reserved; rent, 10s. (17) To Robt. Bagnald of Barleston, Staff., yeoman 20 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII., of a pasture called Marledhaye in Blorton, late in the tenure of his father, Arnulph Bagnald; rent, 12s. (18.) To Thos. Kenryke of Blorton, husbandman, 12 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII., of a messuage in Blorton, late in the tenure of Joau Kenryke, widow, dec.; rent 20s. (19.) To Roger Lowe, 20 May 30 Hen. VIII., of a messuage in Blorton, rent 14s. (20.) To Alice Townesend, widow, and Thos. Townesend her son, 1 March 29 Hen. VIII., of a messuage in Newsted, Staff., then in their tenure; rent 31s. 8d. (21.) To Thos. Colyer of Cokenage, Staff., 14 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII., of a messuage in Cokenage, late in the tenure of his father, Wm. Colyer; rent 32s. (22.) To Reg. Whyteaeres, 1 March 29 Hen. VIII., of a messuage in Clayton Griffyth, in the parish of Stoke, Staff., late in the tenure of Thos. Clapton, dec , and a close in Clayton Griffyth called Poyntens, then in the tenure of John Brodwall, and late in that of the said Thos.; timber reserved; rent 66s. 8d. (23.) To Reg. Whyteacres of the King's household, yeoman, 20 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII., of a messuage in Chaldon, late in the tenure of Isabella Goodwyn, widow, and a pasture called Stokkyngs in Newcastle (in Noco Castro), late in the tenure of John Colyar; timber reserved; rent 52s. (24.) To Robt. Owen of the King's household, yeoman, 20 June 29 Hen. VIII., of a grange called Walgrange, Staff., then in the tenure of Laur. Savage; timber reserved; rent 6l. 13s. 4d. (25.) To James Horden, 10 May 26 Hen. VIII. (by Thos. Bradwall late prior and the convent of Trentham), of the parish church or chapel of Barleston, and a tenemeut called Prysts House with the lands adjoining; for life; rent 40s.
Also rectories and advowsons of Trentham and the chapel of Barleston, the grange called Walgrange in the parish of Leeke and all possessions in Trentham, Blorton, Longton, Toft, Coknage, Barleston, Hanchurche, Newsted, Chaldon, Clayton Griffyth, and Leke, Staff., with those lands, &c., called "daywerks" in Newcastle-underLyne, Staff., now in the tenure of Ric. Telryke, which belonged to Trentham priory, 4 Feb. 27 Hen. VIII. or at the time of its suppression. Annual value 103l.; rent 10l. 6s.
Also licence to the said duke to impark 500 acrces of land, meadow, &c, in Trentham.
Also grant of free-warren in all the premises.
(c) Also grant as above of the reversion and rent reserved upon a crown lease, by indenture, to Reg. More, 8 Jan. 28 Hen. VIII. of the house and site of the dissolved monastery of Burchester, alias Bysaytur, Oxon, with lands, &c, in the fields of "le Markett end" of Bissitur and Langford "le Kings end" of that town, and in the hamlet of Wrochwike, several pastures, &c., there (described), and the rectory of Bissiter; with reservations; for 21 years, rent 25l. 10s. 2d. Also grant of a messuage or tenement in Bissiter now in the tenure of one Ric. Banaster, at 40s. rent; another messuage, &c.,in Byssyter, now in the tenure of Robt. Nasche; a cottage called Shepehowse with a close adjoining, in Bissiter in a place or parcel of land there called Wrechewyke Grene, with the whole of the said parcel of land. All which belonged to Byseiter priory. Clear annual value, 28l. 18d.; rent 56s. 2d.
(d) Also grant as above of the manor or lord ship of Stewkeley, alias Stewcley, Bucks., and the farm or grange called Stewcley grange in Stewcley, which belonged to Woburne priory, and came into the King's hands by reason of the attainder of Robt. Hobbys, late abbot there; to hold by the rent of 20s. 1d.
(e) Also grant of the reversion and rent reserved upon a Crown lease, by indenture, to Anne, countess of Oxford, 1 July 29 Hen. VIII., of the manor of Nosterfeld, alias Prioris in Nosterfeld, Camb., with lands, &c., in the parishes of Castell Campes, Cite Canapes, and Horsheth, Camb., which belonged to the suppressed priory of Hatfeld Regis, Essex; with reservations; as fully as Thomas Croxton lately held them in farm for 21 years, at 10l. rent Annual value 10l.; rent 20s.
(f) Further grant, as above, of the manors, farms or granges called Raddewynter grange, Dodenall grange, and Steple grange, Essex, and the farms of Rodynge Eythorpe and Denys in Debden, alias Deanes in Debden, Essex, which belonged to the late priory of Tiltey, Essex, the farm of Collewards in Burneham, and the farms called Purleigh and Gold Anger, alias Faltey in Gold Anger, Essex, belonging to the late monastery of Berlegh or Beilegh, Essex. Clear annual value of premises in Raddewynter, 6l. 13s. 4d.; Dodenall, 6l. 13s. 4d.; Steple, 32l.; Rodyng Eythorpe, 10l.; Denys in Debden, 5l.11s.; Burneham 13l. 6s. 8d; Purleigh, (with its appurts called Frenne and Jackeletts) 11l. 6s.; Goldeanger, 6l. 11s. 8d.; rents respectively 13s. 14d., 13s. 4d., 3l. 4s., 20s., 11s. 2½d, 26s. 8d., 22s. 3d., and 13s. 4d.
(g) Also grant, as above, of the reversion and rent reserved upon a Crown lease by indenture to Ric. Pollard, 25 Dec 28 Hen. VIII. of the manor and rectory of the parish church of Marynalegh (alias Marnelegh), Devon, belonging to the suppressed priory of Barliche, Somers; with reservations for 21 years, rent, 16l. 14s.2d. Clear annual value 38s. 5d.; rent 3s. 11d. with liberties.
(h) Also grant, as above, of the reversion and annual rent of 20l. reserved upon a 39 years lease granted by Thos. the late abbot, and the convent of St. Mary, Abendon, Berks, to John Worthe, by indenture 1 April 26 Hen. VIII., of the farm of a pasture called Swynford in the parish and lordship of Comnor, Berks, with a ferry and fishery there. To hold by the annual rent of 40s.
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Further grant, as above, of the manor of Dunsforde, in the parish of Wandelesworth, Surrey, belonging to the late priory of Merten, Surr.. with lands, &c, in Wandelesworth and Wymbaldon, Surrey; with liberties; rent, 40s. 4d.
(k) Further grant, as above, of the manor of Brome, Staff,, belonging to the suppressed priory called the "Blake Ladies," Staff., with liberties, lands, &c., in Brome, and in Kydermyster, Worc. Clear annual value, 3l. 20d.; rent 7s.
(l) Further grant as above, of the tenement called Colwyks, with lands in Colwyks, Dodershill, Waddesden, and Quaynton, Bucks, belonging to the said late monastery of Woborne, and all lands in Quaynton and Waddesden alias Waddysdon, Bucks, which belonged to Woborne. Clear annual value 8l. 13s. 4d.; rent 17s. 4d.
(m) Also grant as above, of the reversions and rents reserved upon the following 21 years' Crown leases, viz.: — of possessions of Maxstoke priory, Warw. (I.) To Ric. Breme of the Royal household, 20 March, 28 Hen. VIII., of the house and site of the suppressed priory of Maxstoke, Warw., with two water mills the park and certain lands there; except timber and the buildings which the King has ordered to be thrown down and carried away; rent 17l. 9s. 10¾d. (2.) To the same, 1 March 28 Hen. VIII., of the rectory of Shewestoke, Warw., with tithes of corn and hay, a meadow in the tenure of Robt. Clarke, and a pasture in that of Ric. Bull; rent 6l. 13s. 4d. (3.) To Thos. Kevytt of Coventry, 7 June 29 Hen. VIII. of the rectory of Yardeley, Wore.; rent 10l. (4.) To Ric. Breme of the Royal household,l Mar. 28 Hen. VIII., of the rectory of Maxstoke, Warw.; rent 3l. 13s. 4d.
ii. Of possessions of Erdbury priory. (1.) To Sir Edw. Wotton, Sir John Dannet, and Anth. Coke, 1 March 28 Hen VIII, of the house and site of the suppressed monastery of Erdbury, Warw., with a water-mill therein and certain closes of land (named); except timber and the buildings ordered to be pulled down and carried away; rent 13l. 19s. 4¾d. (2.) To Wm. Fynderne of None Eton, Warw., 10 March 29 Hen. VIII., of the rectory of Cotton, Warw., with tithes of hay in Cotton and a tithe of a pond called Griff Pole and tithes of grain and corn in Wodlande and herbage in Astley Park, in the parish of Cotton and Griff; except tithes of hay in Griff and the advowson of Cotton vicarage; rent 77s. 8d. (3.) To Sir Edw. Wolton, Sir John Dannet, and Anth. Coke, 1 July, 29 Hen. VIII, of the rectory of Magna Dorsett, Warw., with all tithes, &c,, except the tithes which Thos. Trege farms at 10l. 10s. a year; rent 22/. 7s. 4d.
(n) Also grant, as above, of the sites, circuits, and precints, of the said late priories of Maxstoke and Erdebury, with all demesne lands, woods, &c, the rectories, &c, of Maxstoke, Shrewstoke, and Yardeley, Longe Ichyngton, Fillongeley, Aston Cantlowe, and Tonworth alias Tanworth, and the chapel of Bentley, Warw., belonging to Maxstoke, and the rectories of Magna Dorsett, and Cotton, aforesaid, and Leigh, Lane., belonging to Erdebury; and all manors, lordships and other hereditaments in Maxstoke, Sewestoke, Longe Ichyngton, Dounton Bassett, Aston Cantlowe, Yardeley, Fillongeley, Bentley, Tonworth, Pachyngton Pyggott, Arley, Slowlehill, Erdebury, Stokyngford alias Stokyngforth, Luttmansend, Boldesoverende, Nuneton, Tyshoo, Raddewaye, Burton, Dorsett Magna, Weston, Cotton, and Leigh, in cos. Warw., Wore, and Lanc., and the city of Coventry and elsewhere, belonging to the said priories. Clear annual value 254l. 13s. 10d., rent 25l. 9s. 8d. with liberties.
(o) Also grant, as above, of the reversions and rents reserved upon these four Crown leases granted by indentures. (1.) To Ric. Freston of Mendbam, Suff., 6 March 28, Hen. VIII., of the house and site of the suppressed priory of Thorneholme, Linc., for 21 years; rent 6l. 14s. 6d. Grant of woods, &c, upon the premises reserved in the said lease, and certain other land, &c, belonging to the said late priory now in tenure of the said Ric. Freston in Thorneholme, and Apulby, Line Clear annual value, 6l. 13s. 6d. rent 13s. 6d. (2.) To Robt. Tyrwhytt, 10 Dec. 29 Hen. VIII., of the grange called Hambeke grange in the parish of Lanton, Linc, belonging to the late monastery of Vaudey, Linc., to hold in the same manner as Sir John lord Husse, attainted, held it; for 73 years; rent 18l. To hold at 36s. rent. (3.) To Ric. lord Grey, 10 Feb. 29 Hen. VIII., of the house and site of the suppressed monastery of Stoneley, Warw., with the brew-house and mill there, the fishery in the water of Aven and Sowe from the mill at the Home Grange to Stonely Bridge and the fishery in Littell Aven, and certain lands named in Stoneley belonging to the said late monastery for 21 years; rent 21l. 19s. 8d. Clear annual value 21l. 19s. 8d.; rent 4s. 4d.. (4.) To John Stoner, one of he serjeants-at-arms 12 March, 28 Hen. VIII., of the house and site of the suppressed priory of Gorynge, Oxon, with certain lauds (named) a weir called Gorynge Were with the fishing thereof, a windmill there and the ferry over the Thames there; and 12 acres of land at Gattyngton Hyll, and all tithes; with reservations; for 21 years; rent 5l. 8s. 4d. Grant also of the cartload of fire wood yearly out of the woods of the earl of Derby at Goryng which the late prioress had. Clear annual value, 5l. 8s. 4d., rent 11s.
(p) Further grant, as above, of the site, circuit, and precinct of the late priory of St Katherine in co. city of Lincoln, the churchyard, and steeple of the same, the granges called Canwyke grange, Southgarthe granges Seynt Thomas grange, and Bultham grange Line., the common of pasture for sheep called Lincoln common, the common of pasture for beasts called Brasbrigge pasture belonging to Sowthgarthe grange, the free fishery in the water near die priory, from a place called Henyng alias Dynnyngs to a place called Seynt Mary Closse, and a free fishery in half the said water from SeyntMary Closse to the south part of a place there called Shepecotts garthe alias Sheepcotetts garth; all which belonged to die said priory, rent 35s.
(q) Further grant, as above, of the manor or lordship of North Carleton, line, belonging to the late monastery of Barlyngs, Line, and all lands, rents, &c. in North Carleton, now in the tenure of Thos. Dymmoke, which came into the King's hands by die attainder of Matthew Makerell late abbot of Barlynges: with liberties.
(r) Further grant, as above, of die farm or grange called Ryers by grange in die parish of Staynton, Linc., belonging to die said late monastery of Barlyngs, and the late monastery of Kyrsted alias Kyrkestede alias Chrysthed, Linc., and die grange called Lyngs grange alias le grange Lyngs," Linc., belonging to Barlyngs, and all messuages, See, in Staynton, Ryerbye, Bysom and Lyngs, Linc., and elsewhere, belonging to Ryersby grange and Lyngs grange; and all other lands in Lyngs and Swynthorpe in die parish of Sneland, Linc., which came into die King's hands by die attainder of Ric Harryson late abbot of Kyrstede. Bents 17s. 4d. for die premises in Staynton and Byersbye, and 9s. 4d. for die premises in Lyngs and Swynthorpe.
(s) Further grant, as above, of the manor or lordship of Scaurpton or Scampton, Line, die farms called Est grange and West grange, now in the tenure of the said Thos. Dymoke, die farms of Shepewasshe grange in die parish of Canwyke in co. city of Lincoln, Westlaby grange in die parish of Wykenby, Snelland grange in die parish of Snelland, Styrton grange and Lymwood grange, Linc., and die ground in Westlaby called Westlaby More, parcel of Westlaby grange: all which premises came into die King's hands by die attainder of Ric Harryson, late abbot of Kirkestede : rents 51s. for Scampton and the Est and West granges, 11s. 4d. for Shepewasshe, 22s. for Westlabye, 8s. for Snelland, 9s. 8d. for Styrton, and 10s. 8d. for Lymwod: with liberties.
(t) Also grant, as above, of die manor and the rectory of Owresbye, Linc., belonging to the late priory of Royston. Herts., with all lands. &c, in Owresbye and Thornton, Lin:. Clear annual value, 20l.: rent 40s., with liberties.
(u) Also grant, as above, of the reversion of the following possessions which he holds in tail by the King's grant, viz.:—
Four messuages or tenements with cellars, solars &c., in the parish of St. Augustine near "Poules gate" in London, abutting on a lane or street called "le Old Change on the east and lying along a street or lane called Watlyngstrete on the north; which messuages are in the tenure of one Jobs Brydges, citizen and merchant tailor of London. Also 7 other messuages or tene ments with cellant, solars, &c., in the said parish adjoining the said 4 messuages and now in the tenure of one John Hylton, citizen and draper of London.
(v) Also grant, as above, of the advowsons of the college of Seynt Buryn, Coraw.,the parish churches, rectories and vicarages of Morton. Essex, and Ricards Castell Heref., Spoford, Donyngton and Carton, Yorks, and Deane, Uldale, and Kyrkbrydge, Northumb. (Cumb.?); the rectory or parish church. of Brandston alias Branseston in co. city of Lincoln, which advowson of Branstone belonged to the late monastery of Thurgeston, Notts; the parish churches of Tadmerton, Oxon, belonging to the late monastery of Abendon; Fillongeley, Aston Cantlowe and Tomworth alias Thomworth, Warw., and Yardley. Wore., belonging to the said late priory of Maxstoke; Dorsett Magna, Warw., and Legh, Lanc., belonging to the said late priory of Erdebury; the church of cloumapton, Devon., belonging to the late priory of St. Nicholas in Exeter; and the free chapel of Bendey, Warw.; the said adrowsoas of Todmerton and Morton to be held of the Crown as of the manor of Nonesyche alias Codyngton, Surrey.
Further grant of waifs and strays in all the premises, and other liberties. Del., Westm, 19 Dec., 30Hen. VIII S.B— Pat. p. 4, ms. 1–20.
19. Thomas, bishop of Ely. Grant to I him and his successors, (in exchange for the lordship or manor of Hatfelde, Herts.). of the reversions and rents reserved upon the following Crown leases by indenture, viz: (1.) To John Shether, 16 March, 28 Hen. VIII., of die house and site, &c, of die dissolved priory of Ikelygton, Camb., for 21 rears at 29l. 6s. 10½d. rent. (2.) To Airth. Lowe, 10 June 30 Hen. VIII of die site of die manor of Imphey called Impbey Hall in die parish of Buttersbury and Harwardstok, Essex, which belonged to Ikelyngton, and the demesne lands of the manor which Robt. Blakamore then held to farm; for 21 rears, at 10l. rent. (5.) To Thos. Wren, 20 June 30 Hen. VIII, of the house and site, &c, of die dissolved priory of Swafham Bulbek, Camb, for 21 years, a18l. 14s. 5d rent.
Also grant, as above, of various lands in die above places which die prioresses of Ikelyngton and Swafham Bulbek formerly held, also that manor of Ikelyngton belonging to die dissolved monastery of Calder, Comb., and that manor of Ikelyngton belonging to die dissolved monastery of Westdereham, NorL, die grange called Hovells in Ikelyngton aforesaid and Strattall Camb., belonging to the dissolved monastery of Tyltey, Essex; and all lands, &c., in the parishes of Ikelyngton, Swafham Bulbek, Myldenhale, Dytton Valans, Stretehall, Magna Chesterforde, Lyttelbury, Elmyngdon, Cresshall, Duxford, Hyngeston, Aysshedon, Newmarket, Seynt Edmundys Bury, Hadley, Buttesbury and Harfordstok, Camb., Suff., and Essex, which belonged to the said late monasteries of Ikelyngton, Swafham Bulbek, Tyltey, Calder, and Westdereham, with the advowsons of the vicarages of Ikelyngton, and Swafham Bulbek and rectories of Hagworthyngham, Linc., and Barley, Herts., which belonged respectively to the late monasteries of Ikelyngton, Swafham Bulbek, Bardney and Chatteres. To hold by the annual rent of 28l., by way of tenth. Also licence to hold a fair at Ikelyngton, with grant of various liberties in the premises in Ikelyngton, Swafham Bulbeck, Myldenhale, Dytton Valance, Stretehall, Magna Chesterforde, Lytelbury, Elmyngdon Creshall, Duxford, Hyngston, Asshedon, Newmarket, Seynt Edmundys Bury, Hedley, Buttesbury, and Harfordstok. The premises to be discharged of first fruits and tenths, and the grantee to be exempt from payment of all corrodies, rents, &c, except the above, and except the annual rents following, viz.: 4s. 6d payable to John Tyrrell and his heirs, 4s. 6d. to Humphrey Ferrers,——(blank) and his heirs, 40s. a year each for the fees of bailiff and steward of Imphey Hall, 7s. a year to John earl of Oxford and his heirs, 5s. a year to Edm. Mordant and his heirs, 12d. payable to Thos. Rudston, and his heirs, and 9s. 10d. from lands in Myldenhale payable to the abbot of Seynt Edmundys Bury, Suff. Del. Westm., 19 Dec, 30 Henry VIII.— S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 30.
20. Chas. duke of Suffolk. Licence to alienate the site, circuit and precinct of the late priory of Trentham, Staff., the rectory of Trentham with tithes of corn, hay, wool and lambs there, the chapel of Berleston Staff., formerly belonging to the said late priory, the farm called Walgrange, in the parish of Leke, Staff., and all lands, &c, of the said late priory in Trentham, Blorton, Longton, Toft, Cokenage, Barleston, Hanchurch, Newsted, Chaldon, Clayton Gryffith and Leeke, Staff., and all his lands, &c, Newcastle-under-Line, Staff., now in the tenure of Rich. Telrik, lately belonging to the said late priory, and also the site, circuit and precinct of the late priory of Goryng, Oxon, with all lands, &c, in Goryng, belonging to the said late priory, the advowson of the parish church of Todmerton, Oxon, belonging to the said late monastery of Abendon, Berks, and all other lordships, manors, &c, in Trentham, Blorton, Longton, Toft, Cokenage, Barleston, Hanchurch, Newstede, Chaldon, Clayton Griffith, Leke, Newcastell-under-Line, Gorynge and Tadmerton, Staff, and Oxon—to Thos. Pope, and Margaret his wife, and the heirs and assigns of the said Thos. for ever. Westm. 20 Dec. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII .,p. 3, m. 13.
21. Chas. Duke of Suffolk. Licence to alienate the manor of Stewcley alias Stewkeley and the farm called Stewcley graunge, Bucks., belonging to the late monastery of Woborne, Beds, and all other lands, &c, in Stewcley, belonging to the said late monastery, the farm called Swynford in the lordship Comnor, Berks., the passage and ferry of the water in Comnor and free fishery in the water thereof; which premises in co. Berks, were parcel of the possessions of the late monastery of Abendon, Berks,— to Edm. Pekham and Anne his wife. Westm. 20 Dec. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII ., p. 6, m. 3.
22. Chas. duke of Suffolk. Licence to alienate the site, circuit and precinct of the late priory and rectory of Burchester alias Byssitour, Oxon.; with lands there now in tenure of Ric. Banaster and Robt. Nasche, a cottage, &c, in a place or parcel of land in Bissitour called Wrechwyke grene and the whole of the said parcel of land called Wrechewyke grene, all belonging to the said late priory; and all other lands, &c, in Burchester which are held of the King in chief;—to Roger More and Agnes his wife and the heirs and assigns of the said Roger for ever. Westm., 20 Dec. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 4.
23. Sir Win. Ewry alias Ivers. To be captain of the town and castle of Berwickupon-Tweed, and the tower upon the bridge, with the powers enjoyed by Hen. late duke of Richmond and Somerset or Sir Thos. Clifford, late captains, set forth in an indenture of this date between the King and the said Sir William. Westm., 20 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Dec— P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 7.
24. Roland, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, president of the King's Council in the Marches of Wales. Pardon for the escape of Gruffith ap Jevan ap John ap Dio, late of Glyn Vechan in the lordship of Chirke, marches of Wales, chaplain, lately detained in his prison as clerk attainted. Hampton Court, 17 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Dec— P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 23. (Jtymer, xiv., 600.)
25. Ric. Cotton of Bedhampton, Hants., and Joan his wife. Grant, in tail male, of the reversions and rents reserved upon the following 21 years' Crown leases by indenture, viz. : —
(1) To the said Ric, 12 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII., of the house and site, &c, of the dissolved monastery of Bourne, Linc.; rent, 15l. 8s. 4d. (2) To Robt. Ryche, citizen and grocer of London, same date, of the rectory of the parish church of Bourne, Linc., belonging to the said late monastery: rent, 26l.
Also grant, as above, of the church, steeple, and churchyard, with demesne and other lands (named), of the late monastery and all woods in More ton and Kyrkeby Underwodde, Line, in as full manner as John Small, the late abbot, held the same in right of his monastery; with reservation of certain woods named. Clear annual value, 32l. 9s. 8d.: rent, 65s. Del. Westm., 21 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 27.
26. Baldwin Willoughby and Marg. his wife. Grant in survivorship of the manor of Codgrave alias Codgraue, parcel of the late monastery of Holy Trinity, Lenton, Notts, and in the King's hands by the attainder of Nich. Hethe, the late prior of Lenton. Annual value, 9l. 16s. 7d.; to hold by fealty. Del. Westm., 21 Dec. 30 Hen VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 26.
27. Chas. duke of Suffolk. Licence to alienate the park called Abchildeparke in Magna Waltbam, Barneston, and Donnemowe, Essex, and 300 acres of pasture and a lodge in the said park; 8 acres of meadow in Waltham, Barneston, and Donnemowe; and the advowson of the rectory and parish church of Morton, Essex, to Sir Ric. Riche, chancellor of the court of Augmentations, and Eliz. his wife, and the heirs and assigns of the said Ric. for ever. Westm., 23 Dec. Pat. p. 5, m. 24.
28. Robt. Sylvestre, S.T.P., prior of the monastery of Gisborne. To be suffragan bishop of Hull, witbin the province of York: the said Robt. having been nominated along with master Ric. Langrige, S.T.P., by Edw. archbp. of York. Del. Westm., 25 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 30. (Rymer, xiv., 600).
29. John Edmonds. Grant in fee (for 144l. 10s. 10d.) of the dwelling-house of the rectory of Morton Pynkeney, Northt., and certain lands, &c, belonging to the said dwelling-house; also lands, &c, in Morton Pynkennvnow inthe several tenures of Simon Mountefonle, James Geffre, Ric. Beynton, John Judd, Win. Smyth, Rog. Geffre, Wm. Corbett, Lewis Boddyle, Ric Payne, and John Perker, belonging to the late priory of Assheby, Northt. Clear annual value 8l. 7s. 1½d., rent 16s. 1d. Del. Westm., 23 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 26.
3O. Sir Chris. Hales, Master of the Rolls. Grant in fee (for 120l.) of the manor of Ores, alias Greys, Kent, which belonged to the dissolved abbey of St. Augustine, without the walls of Canterbury. Annual value 40l.; rent 4l. Del. Westm., 24 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 29.
31. Romney Marsh, Kent. Grant of privileges to the bailiffs, juraters. and commonalty, incorporated by patent 23 Feb. 1 Edw. IV., which the King has inspected and confirmed, viz: —
Licence to elect four jurates yearly out of their number to be, along with the bailiff, justices of the peace for the said marsh; and—
To have a gallows within the said marsh, and judgment and execution of felons.
This patent is granted on the petition of the corporation whose liberties granted by the above patent of Edw. IV., have been set aside as regards the appointment of justices by statute 27 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 29.
32. Ric. Benese, clk. To be precentor of the cathedral church of Hereford rice Thos. Parker, dec. Westminster Palace, 23 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Dec. –P.S.
33. John Flelewoode. To be clerk of the peace and crown in co. Chester Del. Westm, 27 Dec. 3C Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 1.
34. Robt. Tempest of Holmesett, Durham, nephew of Sir Thos. Tempest of Holmesett. Grant, in tail male, of the house and site of the dissolved priory of Synnyngthwayte in co. city of York, and certain closes and fields (named) in Synnyngtwhayte, Walton, Bikerton, and Bilton in York; as fully as Katherine Foster, the late prioress, enjoyed the same. Westm., 23 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII Del. Westm., 27 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 7.


  • n1. St. Thomas' priory, Stafford. See No. 634.
  • n2. He should certainly have said 23d. See No. 1129.
  • n3. Robert More, in No. 1101.
  • n4. Of Francis I.'s children, Charles and Margaret, with Charles V.'s, Philip and Mary
  • n5. Juan Alvarez de Toledo.
  • n6. § Pedro Manriques.
  • n7. Pierre de la Baume. The report of his death was erroneous and he was made Cardinal next year.
  • n8. Of Henry VIII. and of the Princess Mary.
  • n9. See No, 1097, which seems to have been enclosed in this letter.
  • n10. Misread by Wright "to eethere."
  • n11. John Bassett.
  • n12. The signature is lost, apparently from the lower margin having been cut.
  • n13. Cromwell
  • n14. The earl of Westmoreland.
  • n15. Robert More, in No. 1101.
  • n16. The exact day depends upon the year, which, however, is by no means certain. The date is not unlikely to be 31 Dec. 1536. Compare references to George Browne (unnamed, but referred to as Sir Anthony's brother) in May following (Vol. XII., Pt. i., Nos. 1239,1266).
  • n17. Cromwell
  • n18. This clause has been scored out in a later band, and is not printed in Ribier.
  • n19. This passage is deciphered in the margin of the original.
  • n20. John Basset.
  • n21. The joint letter which he signed along with Wriothesley and Carne was only completed next day (1 Jan. 1539) and the abstract of it is therefore deferred till next volume It is printed in the State Papers, Vol. VIII., 120.
  • n22. Or perhaps the Marchioness? The paper has the same water mark as the preceding but has certainly lain for a lore time in a different place where it has been much injured by damp, a great part of it having been lost by decay.
  • n23. Sir William Waldegrave (or Walgrave) was in the commission of the peace for Suffolk. As to the service in English referred to in this letter, see Wriothesley's Chronicle, I., 83.
  • n24. Probably an error for 1538. The date as written is impossible.