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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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A.D. 1538.
1 Jan. 1. Puiguillon to Madame (Mary of Guise).
Balcarres MS.
iii. 99.
Adv. Lib. Edin.
Has been desired by her father and the Chancellor also to get her contract of marriage, as nothing can be done about her affairs, either of her marriage or of the money due to her till then. Desires her therefore to send it as soon as possible. Since he last wrote by the controleur des postes the Chancellor has told him what the King proposes to do about her marriage, viz., from the 150,000 francs which he promises to deliver to the King of Scotland he intends him to take (il lentend prendre) 120,000 francs, which you have already had in your first marriage, and he will supply only the remaining 30,000. He wishes to see the contract to know what claim her son has, and how it is to be met. As to the 45,000 francs which I sue for, they mean to comprehend the 20,000 remaining of the promise which the King made you on your first marriage in the said sum of 120,000 francs, which 20,000 francs they will pay in ready money to the King of Scotland, in case the said marriage take effect; and as to the 25,000 of the pensions, they offer also to deliver them, but they intend it to acquit your son of whatever be found "redevable envers vous"of the moneys already received of your said marriage. That is what they propose to do and I think it very strange and very injurious to your son, for they take from him all his property, and from you "la lyberte diceluy." I have shown it all to your father, who is much vexed, and have told the Chancellor you would never agree to such a thing, and the matter has been left in abeyance till the return of the Cardinal and the Grand Master, and till they have seen the contract. Begs to know her mind by the bearer of it. But that I feared they would make some treaty in the meanwhile I would have gone to you myself. The Scotch ambassador sues hard and is wearied with the dissimulation, but these things are mischievous, for he says he has no charge except to demand your person, and for the rest he has sent the King "son blanq signe." Has demanded of the Chancellor the 28,000 francs of the pension due before the late Monseigneur (duke of Longueville) was married, "maiz il diet que il maizon (sic) ne la demandee et que cella est tropt vieulx. Suffira bien que le Roy paie la nouvelle." Your father would not speak of it till the conclusion of the rest was made. Four days ago it was thought peace was made, but some dispute has since arisen which is not yet settled, and there is no surety yet. The deputies of the King and the Emperor are a league distant from each other and have conferences every two days, in hope of making some good peace or long truce. Montpelier, this first day of the year. Signed: Debeauquerk.
Hol.,Fr.p.l. Add.: A Madame. Endd.: Puisguillon.
2. Robt. Sowthwell to Wriothesley. (fn. n22)
R.O. Being so much occupied with his despatch into Norfolk requests Wriothesley to present my Lord (fn. n23) with these five things for him, and deliver his letter. Sends the purse sealed that the bearer may not look therein.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To good Mr. Wrysley. Endd.
[Jan.] 3. Robert Sowthwell to Wriothesley.
R. O. I beg you will help my brother to my Lord's (fn. n23) presence with books concerning our proceedings at Westacre. Among the rest I made an instrument comprehending the recognition of the offences (fn. n24) committed by the religious against the King with other matter therein, which I beg you to peruse before it comes to my Lord's hands, and if you approve let him see it. Commendations to Mrs. Wriothesley. If my brother cannot come to my Lord's presence pray deliver the writings yourself.
Hol p. 1. Add.: To the Right Worshipful Thomas Wrysley, Esq.
15 Jan. 4. Walter Lord Hungerford to Cromwell.
R. O I thank you for your letters in my favour to the rector of Edyngton, and prior of Henton to be their steward. They have fulfilled your desire. Please remember the matter between the earl of Huntingdon and me, so that I might wait on you this term, for the carl and his adherents intend me no good by their delaying, as you shall further know at my coming up, which shall be as soon as Harry Pany the bearer, shall know your pleasure, whether the said Earl has certified that he will come up or no. The Earl will delay until he sees his chance. Please give credence to the bearer, Farleygb, 15 Jan.
Hol.p.l. Add.: Lord Cromwell. Sealed. Endd.
[Jan. or Feb. ?] 5. Cromwell's Remembrances.
R. O. "First touching the abbot of Bury to gather the King's tenth in the archdeaconry of Suffolk." The commission for the oyer determiner into Gloucestershire; the like into Oxfordshire; and into all shires, "with a great charge to justices of assise." The lord Chancellor to have all the justices of peace before him tomorrow in the Starred chamber, "specially giving them charge for bruiting of n[ews], vagabonds and unlawful games." For the repair hither of Sir Thomas Wh[arton]. Item, [touching] the lord Lumbley. "[Item, the sending] down of Bryght and. . . . . . . ens."
In Cromwell's hand,p. 1. Endd.: Remembrances.
24 Feb. 6. Cecily Lady Dudley to Cromwell.
R. O. Glad to hear of your good health. Your lordship knows that by means of my lord my husband I and mine are utterly undone unless the King take pity of us. I have little above 20l. a year which I have by my lady my mother, (fn. n32) to find me and one of my daughters, with a woman and a man to wait upon me, and unless the good prioress of N[un]eaton gave us meat and drink of free cost I could not tell what shift to make. "And besides that, whensoever any of my children comes hither to see me they be welcome unto the prioress as long as they list to tarry, horse meat and man's meat, and cost them nothing, with a piece of gold or two in their purses at their departure." If ought should come to the house of Nuneaton I stand in a hard case. I thank you for your goodness to my son Edward Dudley, especially in his suit to my lady Bartley (fn. n26) , in which you wrote and procured the King's letters as if for your own son. Nevertheless he has not been successful; which has been to his great cost and hindrance, as he has been this great while living on me and other friends. I see he has been bold to come to dinner and supper with your lordship by your goodness, which I beg you will continue. Nuneaton, 24 Feb. Signed.
Pp. 2. Slightly mutilated. Add.: My lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Anno xxxo.
*** The above letter was supposed, from its endorsement, to be of the year 1539, or it would have appeared in its proper place in Part L of the present volume. The letter of Edward Dudley (or Sutton) here subjoined was manifestly written in the preceding December; but the date could not have been 1538, as Wriothesley was then in Flanders. It must therefore have been written in 1537, and having been omitted in the correspondence of that year it is here printed as evidence of the date of the other. See further evidence in Part I., No. 38.
2. Edward Dudley (fn. n27) to Wriothesley.
R. O. I thank yon for procuring me the King's and my lord Privy Seal's letters. They were as effectually devised as could he wished, hut I have not been regarded according to the King's desire. "She (fn. n28) hath made me a very light answer that she is not minded to marry," and that next term she will make an answer to the King; which is but done for a delay. I cannot follow my suit unless you will "put your helpe with my lady my awnttes the berar hereof" to speak to my lord for a straiter command from the King. She entertained me when I first came most lovingly, "showing she would suffer me to lie in her lap." and she would bring me to my chamber and send the gentlewomen to entertain me; but when I came with the King's letters I was nothing so welcomed. But I think, if my letters had been of commandment instead of request I should have obtained my desire. My heart is so assured to her it is impossible to remove it; and though my suit has been expeDsive, yet if I were worth 1,000l. I would spend it for her sake. At Huk, my lady Mountjoy's house in Dorsetshire, 20 Dec. [1537 ]
I pray you make all speed possible I have ridden to my lady Mountjoy's my aunt (fn. n29) and remain there till I have answer. I would have come myself but for lack of money.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Master Wresley.
[Feb. ?] 7. Hunters in Kent.‖
Royal, MS. "Abridgement of the examinations of the hunters in Kent."
7 cxvi. f. 100
B. M.
Thos. Palar, of Tudeley, yeoman, said that he was called by John Edmeade, a servant of Master Nevell's about Whitsontide last, and they went with several others who were "muffelyd" to Knoll, at about 8 p.m. and hunted with dogs and bows. Does not know how many deer they killed, but there was a grey one amongst them. Was at. a similar hunting at North Lye Park shortly before Easter, accompanied with Ric Home, West his servant, John Weston, Thos. Boucher, and six others (named); when they killed six or seven deer; and before Shrovetide at the Posterue Park, accompanied by one Wyllerde, Master Nevill's servant, and six others (named); when they killed two deer, and as the keeper spoke to them, Willerde shot at the window where he stood. Says he heard say that "one Domewright"of Chyvening keeps deer harness and has a man who makes it in his house.
John Denman of Seale, yeoman, admits having been, shortly after Easter was twelve months, at the North Park of Lye, with his brother Will. Denman and a company, whose names he does not remember, and killed certain deer.
Will. Denman of Seale says the same, but thinks Ric. Horne and Meyrick were of the company.
Jasper Eyden of Yalling, yeoman, confesses hunting about Christmas last at Posterne park with John and Ric. Willerde, Ric. Oultrede, and Geo. Penherst (who called him to it) and others whom he knew not, and afterwards at Otford where he met both the Willerds in a company of 15 or 16 and killed five or six deer.
Geo. Penherst, keeper of Northfrith park, says, he went a-hunting at Busshopp's instigation at Knoll park with about 20 persons whom he met (gives some of their names); and was also at the hunting in the Posterne; also, about Christmas was twelvemonth, at Otford; in the beginning of summer was twelvemonth at Hevyndon (being called by John Edmede, servant to Sir Edw. Nevill), where about 16 persons (some named), all hooded and otherwise disguised, as it was in the daytime, killed five or six deer; and last summer twice, first at North park, provoked by Ric. Willerd, jr., and also at the beginning of the summer at Ashewore park by night, where he was brought by Westone.
Further depositions of Thos. Symonde and John West of Hadlow, labourers, John Fathers of Westram, labourer, Ric. Horne of Hadlow, husbandman, Nic. Tesdale of Leeds, yeoman, servant to Sir Thos. Wyot, Thos. Godfrey of Hadlowe, husbandman, Sir Thos, Price, vicar of Frant (who was provoked by Ric. Willerd now deceased to the hunting in Hevindon park on a Friday afternoon), John Edmede (above named), Edw. Harte of Pepenburie, yeoman, Thos. Busshop of Southfrith, yeoman, John Basset of Tunbridge, yeoman, Ric. Fissher of Hadlow, and John Domewright of Chivening, brasier.
ii. "A shorter abridgment of the said examinations,"giving in separate columns the names of those confessed and detected in each particular hunting.
iii. A list of 70 "persons newly detected and not yet examined;"among whom are two servants of the earl of Wiltshire and seven of Mr. Nevell.
iv. Further list in a different hand of persons "confessed, examined, and present," and of others "detected, absent, and not examined," (continued apparently at f. 115).
v. Further lists of hunters detected and not yet examined, and of those examined who have confessed.
Pp. 31.
[Feb. ?] 8. Arnauld Guillen. (fn. n30)
R. O. Two petitions of Arnault Guillen de la Lana, merchant of Bordeaux to the King and Council, for payment of the sum of 16l. for wines delivered six years ago to the late lord Berners, deputy of Calais. Has applied to the heirs of lord Berners for the money, but they say his goods are in the King's hands. Has also lost 25l. on wine furnished to two deceased soldiers of Calais, Jehan Dernam and Barquelant. Desire a licence to import Gascon wine and woad.
Fr., pp. 2.
[Bef. 7 March] 9. Priory of Bradley.
R. O. State of the suppressed house of Bradley, Leic., (fn. n31) describing the demesne lands, with the amounts of rents received from Bieyston, Slawston, Holt, Halyoke, and Eaton and payments due to the abbot of Peterborough, Sir John Vyllars, Simon Norwych, the parson of Hallow[ton], and Lord William Hawerd. Clear value, 20l. 3s. 6½d.
Pp. 2.
13 March 10. Henry Earl of Essex to Cromwell.
R. O. According to my late letter I have requested certain of my counsel to show you such occasions as have been ministered to me by Thomas Wrenne, one of the King's auditors, concerning my manors of Dringstone and Shelande, Suff. I think you will see I have been ill-used. Basse, 13 March. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
20 March 11. Cromwell to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Is to let his servant Geo. Rows, (fn. n1) pass beyond sea with one servant, two horses, 20l. &c, according to the King's pleasure. At the Court, 20 March. Signed
P. 1. Add.
[23 March?] 12. The Abbot of Tower Hill. (fn. n2)
R. O "I desire to be discharged of the debts and bargains contained in this book, and that the same may be performed by Sir Thomas Seymour."
To the King for first fruits, 166l.; to the earl of Essex, 4l. 10s.; countess of Kent, 189l.; Mr. Anthony Knevit, 5l.s 13s. 4d.; Pygot of the Chapel, 4l. 10s.; Samfort, 4l. 12s. 6d.; Saunder for stuff, 57s. 1d.; Heygate for sheep, 6l. 8s.; Mone for the Grange, 5l.; Love, 32s. 8d.; for works 6l. 23s. 5d.; old debt to bp. of London, 45l., towards payment of which my predecessor received from me, 30l.
"Bargains to be performed."
For timber to the lord Chancellor, the Chancellor of the Augmentations, Mr. Capelle, Mr. Harleston, Robert Innwe (?), Bryges, John Goddaye, Mr. Christmas and Garat; also "to Cowper of Naylond his bargain or 60l." and "to Pecocke his copy for his lands."
I desire also to have recompense for the debts the house of Tower Hille stands bound to pay by reason of charges for the house of Coggeshalle, 340l.
I desire also to have my pension and sufficient sureties for it.
P . 1. Endd. The abbot of the Tower Hill.
30 March 13. Puiguillon to Madame (Mary of Guise).
Balcarres MS.
III. 100
Adv. Lib.
Mons. De la Vau and I arrived on Wednesday evening at St. Ranbert, (fn. n3) and after he had reported his charge to the King, the Constable, and those to whom you had written, they did not find your reply bad except the Chancellor. Nevertheless, I think they will negociate according to your procuration. The conclusion is deferred to Monday next at Lyons. The King has granted "la guarde noble," and Mons. de Villandry has the command of it. I will do my utmost to get it despatched, and also to get the letters of the Marquis. Commends the bearer who is going to her express. All the Court will be to-morrow at Lyons. Chezelles, Saturday 30 March. Signed.: Debeauquerk.
Hol.,Fr.p.1. Add.: A Madame. Endd. M. De Puisguillon.
[March.] 14. Henry VIII. and Charles V. (fn. n4)
Vit. B. xx.
Substance of conferences held by [Wyatt] with the Emperor and his Ministers.
B. M. "Grandevile and Covos said that the str . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . been long in the Kinges hignes han[ds] . . . . . . . . . . . . concluded the first alliance and nowe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . second much more. For of the peax . . . . . . . . . nothing to passé after these alliances withou[t] . . . . . . . . . . . . consent and counsail, nor nothing but to . . . . . . . . . . . of all matters as things treated amongst th . . . . . . . . some knott bo knit they know not how to pr[oceed] . . . . . doon, the rest must follow of necessite. (fn. n5)
"No man alive shall have th'arbitrament of . . . . . nor the bishop of Rome shall be any other than . . . . . . . . . and yet the King's majesty concluding these alliances (fn. n6) . . . . . . . . given in maner expresse sentence, whither (whether) Millan . . . . . . be given to the French King or no how it shul[d] . . . . . . . . or if he had it not who shuld have it and howe . . . this gear must be resolved the matters woll suffre . . . . long delays.
"Th'Emperor affirmed their words touching the arbitrement [to be] a thing never meant. And as for th'ulliances he und[erstood] not how they were intended, but of truth they be mervelous good overtures, and such as when I should ac[t] for my daughter I wold wish no better partie, saving [that] their years agree not; but I may have other and thise matiers be yong. Wold God we had concluded oon thing and the rest shuld the better succede. Touching the second daughter he noted the life and death of her mother.
"Grandevile and Covos found great lack in the geuera[l] of the matters and the joyning of the new overture [with the] alliances, which they hartely embraced, specially of the p . . . saying You offer us that we would folowe you to b . . . . of you; but the tyme suffrethe it nowe to be hande [led].
"The Emperor said not precisely heretofore that he had . . . consented to the Council, but that he had [not] expressly granted the place, although [he thought] it good enough. Iu which point they st . . . . . . . of remembrance or mistaking.
"[Be it re]membred that oveiture was made by th' Emperor [that he wold] refuse no princes mediation for the peax [and especially the King's highness, the Bishop of Rome [and the] Venetians.
"[T]he French King by Vilie hath answered that [he th]oughe (thought ?) the Bishop of Rome's mediation good. And [what] of the king of England, quod they. I have, quod he, [ther]ein no charge.
"[T]ouching the dotes, &c.
"They granted to take non ende tyl they may here from the King again absolutely touching the first alliances.
"Th'Emperor findeth the two last alliances very thankful, his difficulty is in the time, and in the yeres of them and in the consent of th'other parts to th'other.
"The meeting at Calais he thinketh not good till some conclucion pass and then he is contented.
"Mem., to note the word touching the French king's right in Milan, which must be gathered of th'Emperor's ambassadors letters.
"Th'Emperor's conclusion upon the point of the peax was that whatsoever ensued the King's highness should be a principal contrahent and that he should have time enough to send his resolution upon these alliances, which being concluded there shall nothing pass without his express consent.
"Touching the Council ne will at this assembly do what he can for the proroguing of it for his Majesty's satisfaction; and yet if it should take effect he promiseth to foresee that nothing passe or be treated that should touch the prejudice of his highues [per]sonne, his realm or interest, desiring him to send [his p]leasure in case anything proceeded.
"Because the King's highnes letters (fn. n7) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . wold not write, but his am[bassadors] . . . . . . . . in this sentence.
"The coming of Mons. de Ta[rbes] . . . . . . . . a good while before the dispeche . . . . . . . . . . . Spayne (fn. n8)
"Covos and Gradevile sware depely tha[t] . . . . . . . . were come once to more secret and faster [intelligence] we should know such things of impor[tance written] and spoken by the Frenchmen as we w[ould not] believe."
Pp. 3. In Wriothesley 's hand. With marginal notes in the same hand. Mutilated. Endd.
Endd.: "The treatie with the Emperor's Ambassadors."
[March ?] 15. The Duchess of Milan and the Princess Mary.
R. O. [Instructions for the English Commissioners.] (fn. n9)
(1.) If the duchess of Milan shall be offered with her whole rights in Milan, it must be demanded and known what the same be; and if they cannot declare the certainty of it, let it be left to the demand of the thirds. Then it must be known what assurance shall be made for the yearly payment of that duty, requiring it to be assigned in the Low Parts; also what order shall be taken for payment of the 100,000 crs.; part of her dote already granted for Milan, which, by that fact, is hers and not given with her. The Emperor to receive the pension of her dowry there, and the King and she to have assignment on lands, &c, in Flanders, Brabant, and Zealand. (2.) The certainty of her "partage" to be demanded. The promise by Covos and Grandvela of whole Denmark, and the displeasure to the King caused by the variation between their sayings here and the Emperor's sayings there, to be insisted on. The Emperor to compound with Frederic to renounce his title. The Emperor to aid the King to recover Denmark, otherwise he shall appear to show her no "gratuity," which would be unnatural. If they deny that, or qualify it as they did the last day, it must be known how her portion of her father's patrimony may be levied, whether the Emperor will induce Frederic to resign his interest by a fixed day upon a recompense. What the recompense shall be (driving them, if possible, to take it of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, or Holtz), what aid Frederic will give for the recovery of Denmark (for if he have benefit he ought to bear charge) and what aid the Emperor will give. (3.) Her traduction hither to be at the Emperor's charge. (4.) To set forth how it displeased the King to see their offers for the lady Mary's endowment so. "exile" hat with one quarter of her appointed dote the King could marry her better in his own realm. For, the custom being to give jointure of one quarter of the money given, it appears "half a mock to offer but the twentieth part, seeing the same sum of money would purchase so much as the same amounteth to." And as it is reported from Rome that the Emperor will give Milan to Don Lowys marrying the lady Mary; to know if the Emperor will be bound to do so. Where it was alleged the last day that the Emperor reserved a portion thereof for the investiture, it may be answered that though he should do so, yet, appointing endowment to the lady Mary in proportion to the rest, upon knowing the certainty of that rest he should augment her dote to the fourth part; or else if they will take example of the dower appointed in France to the late French queen, his Grace's sister, His Majesty (the Emperor), will follow that rate in giving the dote. If the Emperor refuse to give investiture of Milan, will he give an equal inheritance to Don Lowys and lady Mary elsewhere—and where, as the King gave the late duke of Richmond his only bastard son, and as much thereof to be appointed to her dowry as for her entertainment is convenient? And in that case His Majesty will give a proportionate dote. (5.) If the French king should by these alliances allege the treaty of perpetual peace broken and withdraw his pension, the Emperor must bind himself to aid the King to recover the same, and that aid to be specified. (6.) The Council would fain know what treaties should be confirmed, and what new articles they wish added; "and further than that to declare unto them both their minds, and what were meet for the King's Majesty to demand." "If they object the traduction of the lady Mary, what is to be answered? And the demeure here of Don Lowys to be two years at the least unless the King's Majesty and Council shall release him in the mean season." (7.) "For the contrahent." (8.) Whether, if both marriages cannot be agreed upon they will go through with the King's marriage and defer the other? (9.) Whether they will send for more ample commission in the time of this conference, seeing they have no power to treat of such matters between the King and the Duchess; or else the King to be at liberty till the Emperor's confirmation come. (10.) Whether, if they will not come plainly to purpose, we shall break off from them and leave them in hope or put them to fear "that we wold shrink from all together."
Pp. 5. Endd.: Certain special articles.
[7 April.] 16. The Grey Friars [Ipswich]. (fn. n10)
R. O. Paper headed: "This indenture maketh mention of certain utensils remaining still in the Grey Friars for the use of the friars there till my lord Privy Seal's pleasure be further known for the same."
Furniture of the church and various chambers of the house. One of them is the chamber "where that the lord Wentworthe servants lay." Wm. Laurans has the order of all this, and when the friars depart will see it ordered and receive all letters of assignations of them to places.
Pp. 3. Endd.
17. The Carmelites of Ipswich to Cromwell.
R. O. Dr. Ingworth, suffragan of the archbishop of Canterbury, Cromwell's deputy visitor, has confiscated the sum of 281. 13s. 4d.t which was owing to them for tenements in Ipswich which they had been compelled, by extreme poverty, to sell. He has taxed their daily living and cates at only 4l. a year,— a great deal under their ordinary charges. He left 8l. of the above sum with Coppin of Ipswich with orders to lend it to the friars only on good security for repayment. Desire Cromwell's assistance.
Large paper, in the form of a petition, p. 1. Add.. Lord Privy Seal.
12 April 18. [Sir] John Spelman to Cromwell.
R. O. This 12th April, I received your letters dated Stepney, 11 April, desiring me to confer on Anthony Brown the office of clerk of assize in my circuit. Albeit T intended to promote one of my sons, I have now given Brown the office frankly. I beg your favour in my suits next term. 12 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
[April] 19. The Scholars of Oxford to Cromwell.
R. O. Petition of "the whole number of your scholars in Oxford, those only which are the favorers of God's word," showing that this late Lent some of them for their health did use the liberty of the Gospel and ate flesh; but did it secretly to give no occasion for scandal. One, suborned, as it is thought, by their Chancellor, the bp. of Lincoln, has published this abroad to their reproach. (fn. n11) Beg Cromwell to intercede and not suffer the matter to be tried by "such as will strain a gnat and devour a camel."
P . 1. Add.: Privy Seal, vicegerent. &c.
[April ?] 20. For Thomas Wriothesley.
R. O. The ferm of Chelford and the tithe of Baudesey belonging to Butley. The fenm of the demesnes of Beaulieu with the ponde and 60 qrs. wheat and 60 qrs. barley from Newchurch. The remanet of the demesnes of Southwyk unleased to John White, gent., appointed by composition at the grant to the surrender. The pensions of the late prior and canons of Southwick. The pensions of the late abbot and monks of Beaulieu. A lease of the rent corn of Southwyk. The grant of Comnor for the late abbot of Abingdon. The patent for the portership of Abingdon.
In Wrivthesley's hand, p. 1. Endd.: Remembrances.
15 May. 21. John, Abbot of Tewkesbury, to Cromwell.
R. O. Has received Cromwell's letters in behalf of Roger Crosse. and perceives Cromwell is informed that he, to advance a former lease by his predecessor of the parsonage of Little Compton, has avoided Crosse from the possession. It is well known he has always favoured Crosse, even at great expense to himself. Conceives by report of divers learned in the law that his predecessor's lease to Borton, who varies with Crosse, was lawfully cancelled for non-performance of covenants. Wishes the King's letters to the sheriff or justices of the peace to see Crosse restored to the farm. Monastery of Teuxbury, 15 May. Signed
Pp. 2. Add.. Lord Cromwell, lord. Privy Seal. Endd.
17 June. 22. Sir Walter Stonore to Cromwell.
R. O. I recommend me to your Lordship, and so does my daughter Compton, who has sent your patent, according to my promise when last with you, with the fee for one year at Michaelmas next, after which you shall be paid yearly. We both desire your Lordship's favour in her causes, else she is like to be wronged. I will show the causes at my next coming up, if I can ride, or else write them. My poor house at Stonore, 17 June.
Hol., p.1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
[June.] 23. Bishop Roland Lee.
Burnet, vi.,
Injunctions by Roland, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to the clergy of his diocese.
1. To obey the King's injunctions and provide copies of them before Lammas next. 2. To instruct parishioners in the supremacy. 3. Each parish church to have before Pentecost next a book of the whole bible in Latin and also in English, &c. 4. Sermons to be provided by monasteries, &c, in impropriate benefices. 5. The Paternoster, Avet and Creed in English to be published every Sunday in the pulpit, and other regulations, among which are some against confessing to friars, and against gaming during divine service; also for instruction of parishioners at least 12 times a year in the essential form of christenings in English that the midwife may use it if necessary.
Printed by Berthelet, 1538.
[June.] 24. Anthoinette de Saveuses to Lady Lisle.
I have received your letter and thank you for communicating to me your news of Mons. de Riou and his wife, and also for your kind acceptance of the present which the said Sieur made to you at my suggestion. As I perceive you attach so much importance to if, they will not be content with sending you one, but as many as they can get, for Madame de Riou has frequently assured me of their desire to do you and my Lord service. I was much consoled to hear of the good health of my Lord and all your children. I ask pardon for troubling you with the request of the nun, who some time ago wrote to me. If I had known the laws of the king of England, I should never have ventured to speak about it, and I thank you for your answer, for it is impossible to obtain the object. I have great desire to make a present to your daughter Angne, but as she is in England I cannot venture to write to her. However I send the things to you, and if you like you can send them without making mention of me, for as the religieuses there are extirpated, I should be very sorry that she fell into disfavour by receiving a pair of gloves from a nun. I have put upon them the name of St. Agne, her "marrigne," but if I had known the arms of her father and yours, they should have been inserted. When dirty, they should be washed in cold white Spanish lye. If you think it advisable to bestow them otherwise than upon your daughter, do so. I have received two rosziuboz, which are only worth 20s. each, but I have also received a, stoeter, which I would not send to the makers of these bonnets, because those coins are cried down (misze au bilion) but I have managed to get them paid the sum which they wrote to me, because I had still some of your money remaining. You write to me to send no more bonnets unless you ask for them; but as formerly you waited so long a time for them, I got a dozen of two kinds made for you a month ago, but if you do not wish them let me know, and I will write to them not to send any more. As you have not sent me any more money for a long time, for money is worth more at Calais than hereabouts, if you wish to do me a favour, send hereafter some white cloth, for there is scarcely any to be got here, good and durable like the English wool. Dunkirk.
Hol. Fr.,p. 1. Add.
[June.] 25. Roche Abbey.
R. O. Scheme of pensions for Roche Abbey. (fn. n12)
The Abbot 33l. 6s. 8d. The sub-prior 6l. 13s. 4d. The bourser 6d. 11 priests monks at 51. each; 4 novices at 66s. 8d. "The abbot to have his books and the fourth part of the plate, the cattal, the household stuff, a chalice, a vestment, and 30l. in money at his departure, with a convenient portion of corn at discretion." Each monk to have at his departure his half-year's pension by way of reward, and 20s. besides towards his apparel; also to have his pension and capacity free. Each servant by way of reward to have his half year's wages. The King to pay the debts of the house.
P . 1.
R. O. 2. Inventory of the lands and goods of the monastery of Roche "by estimation."
Lands and tenements in divers places, about 222l.
Plate at the monastery. A cross with a shank parcel gilt, 7 chalices "whereof one lent,"one "croche" parcel gilt, a tabernacle which lies in pledge for 40l., 2 gilt salts with one cover, a standing cup with cover parcel gilt, a white bowl; "a alle cupe persulle gilte," 6 masers and 32 spoons.
Cattle. 3 score oxen and kine, 5 carthorses, 2 mares, one foal, and one "stage." 6 score sheep, young and old, and 40 swine.
12 feather beds and things belonging.
4 score quarters wheat and malt.
Fees paid out of the lands :—The corrody of John Keper and his wife 100s. To my lord of Hampton for the stewardship of Armthorpe 26s. 8d. To Thos. Grene for keeping the courts of the monastery, 30s. To the bailey of Roukesbye 13s. 4d., with a livery coat. To the bailey of Armthorpe 20s. and a livery coat. To Jas. Bankes for receiving rents at Sanbeke, Huuton (Hooton), and elsewhere, 20s. [Debt] owing to the monastery:—
Master Rob. Smidolle (?) 18l.
Debts owing by the monastery:—Master Rob. Stelle 40l. Will. Hillingworthe 20l. Will. Halle of the New Mylne, 6l. 13s. 4d.
23 June. 26. [Lord Fitzwarren to Cromwell].
R. O. "Right honourable and my singular good lord," according to your letter delivered by your servant John Goodall, I have examined Herry Barrett and John Brasier, committed to Fyssheiton gaol by lord Stourton for the robbery of John Fyssher in Dorsetshire, but before your letter came they were let to bail. They made themselves very clear concerning the robbery, but where they were on the day, which was Saturday after the feast of All Saints, they could not depose. As for "sturdy and suspectious persons," many resort to Sarum, but there is such cloaking and negligence in the officers that few are attached, and as I am no justice within Sarum I cannot do my duty. "There is one Geoffrey Calf, [a] masterless parson [th]at resorleth to Sarum and thereabout, lately [par]doned by the King's H[ig]hness for robbing of . . . . . wen of Wiltshire. A . . . . . s blode shedes h . . . . th none there to co . . . . . Also robbery there is . . . . . ut v or vj [mile]s of Sarum divers . . . es, but the doers there[of un]less it be . . . . . such as keep . . . . . pany I can not as ye[t kn]ow. The pars [on of] Fovent [official to Docto]r Duck, archdeacon of Sarum, [committed to Fyssherton gaol . . . . . . . . . . h and executeth his office th[e]r[e] . . . . . . . . . . ouse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . no traitor. And there be c . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . s with plate money and other . . . . . . . . . . . a C. li. [as I am cred]ybly informed. What your Lo[rdship's pleasure is t]hat I shall . . . . . . . . . . . according to my duty . . . . . . . . . dy." (The rest is lost or unintelligible through mutilation.)
P. 1, mutilated. Endorsed: "The lord Fitzwarante's letter against Geoffrey Calfe and parson of Fovent, official to Doctor Duke. June xxiij0.
[June or July.] 27. Exchanges.
R. O. Paper headed "Objections and answers upon the bill," i.e., to a proposal forbidding exchanges (fn. n13) of money with foreign countries. The questions raised are, how, if there be no exchange, the King can procure money for his own use in foreign countries, how ambassadors can be paid, whether shippers would not carry over money, how merchants who have never exported commodities can pay their debts abroad, and whether others compelled to purchase cloths for exportation will not enhance the price.
Pp.2. A paper from the Conway collection.
[Bef. 4 July] 28. Friar William Robynson. (fn. n14)
R. O. Before God I certify all who shall see this that I, frere Wm. Robynson, desired the bp. of Llandaff, by his chaplain Dan John Lepyton, to know three points in a certain memorial given by me to the said chaplain at Watton because I heard that the bishop was in great favour with the King and Council. By the first article I intended nothing but to know, as I had been one of the Friars Minors Observants, whether the King and Council would relieve and set up again that "statte." By the second I intended only that if the King would restore the said Observants I would do my best to obtain the King's favour for the same relevation. By the third I intended only to know whether they might keep such rules, agreeable with the statutes of the realm, as they did before; considering that four years past the said Robynson and all other brethren of their "statte" promised to observe the statutes of the realm. Before the King's Council at York I have showed that these were my intents. "Written at Zork by me Frer Wyil'm Robynson."
Hol., p. 1.
[July.] (fn. n15) 29. White Friars, Losenham.
Stuff belonging to the White Friars of Lossenam, praised by Sir John Welles, parson of Newyngton, John Twysdon, farmer there, Harry Loys, Thos. Julyan, and John Hope.
Three vestments, the most valuable being 6s. 8d.; 3 old corporasses, 8d.; a cross with the appurtenances, 2s. 4d.; the bell in the steeple, 10s.; the hangings of the hall, 4d.; a book of Catholycon, 4d.; kitchen utensils, &c.
Pp. 2. Endd.
[July.] (fn. n16) 30. [Lord Lisle to Cromwell].
R. O. I am in such a case as I think none in my room have ever been. Some of the retinue, though they arc under my governance as the King's deputy, set not by it. Eight or nine of them keep a congregation daily in the chamber of a priest named Sir Adrian Staveley, and the Commissary as head. Whoever knocks, no man shall come in, but such as please them. To what intent they be there, 1 know not, and the charge of the town lies in me. The ordinance is that there shall be no banding. I have spoken to them, but they will not cease. Rather than continue thus, in this high office of charge, I will write to the King to be recalled and have some living at home of less value. The Commissary is so high in heart that he thinks himself above all other and sets by nothing. Unknown to me and without authority, he took a cloth of tynsyn from the altar in Our Lady Church (§ 3 adds: "and a coat of tynsyn from an image of Our Lady,") saying he would make a bed of it, with many other usurpations too tedious to write. I beseech your Lordship to cause them of the retinue to surcease and keep and furnish the market and to follow the ordinance. The parish priest disannuls in the pulpit sundry things which the King does not in his injunctions. I hear he does it upon the instruction of the Commissary and his associates.
Copy, p. 1.
R. O. 2. Another copy of the same.
Pp. 2. Headed: To my lord Privy Seal.
R. O. 3. Draft letter to the same effect, though in different words. An additional complaint is that the Commissary's party have taken upon themselves "without mine assent to pull down images."
P . 1, Endd. : To my lord Privy Seal.
12 Aug. 31. Adrien Revel to Lord Lisle.
R. O. According to Lord Lisle's? letter, sends 45 dozen quails. They cost 20d. tournois a dozen and 55s'. for the cages, without counting other expenses such as the horse and the man. Excuses himself for not having sent them before. There arc so many English who catch them, that he could not get such a number. His wife sends some cheese. Asks him to pay the bearer named Jehan David. Recommendations to Lady Lisle. 12 Aug. 1538.
Hol., Fr.,p. 1. Add.
13 [Aug.] 32. Anthoinette de Saveuzes to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Compliments to the lord Deputy. Thanks her for a yard of "craupe " (crape ?) received by the bearer. Sends a dozen nightcaps. They cost 72 sous; the half dozen men's nightcaps 6½ sous a piece, the women's 5½ sous. Please send it in Flemish money. A rougebo is only worth 21 patars, a plipus, 31 patars, an angel only 63 patars. Could not get them made cheaper. If you wish another dozen, send me the order early. Whilst writing I have received letters from Amiens sent by Mons. de Ghouwy. As to what he writes about his little English boy (petit fils d' Angleterre) I should be glad if you would enquire of those who may be acquainted with the child's relatives whether his request may be complied with. Dunkirk, 13th of this month.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
15 Aug. 33. Jehan du Bies [Sieur de Lencourt] to the Deputy of Calais.
R. O. I have sent a message to Mons du Bies that you would be glad to have some boar's venison. He has made answer that for the present he has none, but will send some as soon as he gets any. The mayor of Vintsencselle (Winchelsea) had liberated the ship of Jehan le Maugnier for which I wrote to you before receiving your letter. It arrived yesterday night in this harbour with its cargo of small wood. Because they have given surety to do all that you shall please to command them, I have forbidden them to unlade until you have received notice. Boulogne, 15 August. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
R. O. 2. Examination of some Frenchmen bringing wood out of England, taken by the pinnace on Aug. 7.
1. Mathin le Brun of Aust in Normandy, mariner, aged 60, deposes that he lately bought of John Bell of Winchelsea, 12,000 billets of wood to distribute to himself and his fellows for use in the herring fishery this season. He asked John Bell if it would be necessary to pay the custom and he said no as it was for their own use. Well, said he, I pray you let me have some little writing in case we should be questioned about it at sea. No, said Bell, it will be needless; no one will hinder you.
2. Guillaume Founnentyn of Aust, mariner, aged 36, deposes to the same effect. Signed with two marks
Fr., p. 1.
16 Aug. 34. [Lord Lisle] to Mons. de Lencourt.
R. O. I thank you much for the trouble you have taken in intimating to the Seneschal my desire for a piece of boar venison. If he send me some, I will deserve it if I can. As to the wood of Jacques le Maunyer, for this time I will give him leave to discharge it at Boulogne for the sake of Mons. le Seneschal and yon. I have to-day written to the customer at Winchelsea to discharge the surety of the said Jaques and annul his obligation, and shortly I hope to speak a word or two to the King my master at Dover, and show him the good friendship I have always found in the Seneschal and you. Calais, 16 Aug.
Fr., Draft, p. 1. Add.: A Mons. de Lencourt, lieutenant pour Monseigneur le Seneschal a Boullongne.
25 Aug. 35. Jehan du Bies [Sieur de Lencourt] to the Deputy of Calais.
R. O According to your letter I send you a piece of the best wine the bearer, John, could choose. It cost 6 crowns of the sun and 10 sous and 20 sous for the carter.
I thank you for the two greyhounds you have sent me. I hope Mons. le Seneschal will be here on Tuesday next, and I will present them to him. Boulogne, Sunday 25 Aug.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
[Aug. ?] 36. Sir William and John Musgrave. (fn. n16)
R. O. Paper headed: "Ex parte Musgrave."
Jas. Noble of Kirkbekmouthe, husbandman, aged 80, deposes, 1 and 2, "to the first and second interrogatories," that all the lands iu the first article belong to Bewcastle, and that 60 years "bipast" when the Liddisdale men came into England and were sworn to king Richard at Carlisle, Sir Richard Ratcliff and 3 others, king Richard's commissioners, let all the lands of Bewcastle to Cuthb. and John Routlege, Robt. Elwald and Gerard Nyxon, and before that "aswell the said castle as all the lands belonging to the same of long time lay wa[ste]." 3. The said four men paid no rent to Lord Dacre or any other, but were "to maintain the King's . . . wars and to keep the borders there and to m . . . . . . . the captain under the King of the same castle, who then . . . . . . Nicolas Ridley." 4. The said 4 men ever "pertained" to the captains of the castle under the King. 5. Thomas lord [Dacre] undertook to occupy under Sir John [Musgrave], captain there, and to keep good rule until my said lord [Dacre] was troubled at London, "and then he di[d send] unto William, now lord Dacre, [that he should] give over his said occupation" to Thos. Musgrave who had succeeded his father as captain. 6. All the time that Thos. lord Dacre ruled under the captain he caused the inhabitants to appear at his court of Askerton; 7. and caused the inhabitants of Todholl, Aikshawe, Kinkerhill, Belbancke, Kirkbekmouth, Masthorne and Polcragane to pay rent to him. 8. Neither lord Dacre, Hymore Stapulton, or any other had rent there before, and it was thought Thomas lord Dacre had made an agreement with Musgrave, until four years past Jack Musgrave commanded the tenants to pay no more rent. 9. John Musgrave took "stresses" two years when Thos. Musgrave was captain. 10. John Musgrave received the farm [bef]ore the late commotion to the use of Sir Willm. [Mus]grave, now captain there. When deponent entered into his farm he paid gressome to Sir John Musgrave aforesaid, captain under "the King that now is."
George Purdon of Belbanke in Bewcastledale, aged 50, makes a similar deposition. When Thos. lord Dacre was in trouble in London, he sent William, now lord Dacre, to give over the rule of Bewcastle to Thos. Musgrave then captain, and forthwith the tenants were assembled at Barresbanke, and the rule was given over.
John Routlege of Kynkerhill, aged 70, gives similar deposition. John Musgrave has received "four years" farm for Wm. Musgr[ave] now captain "and three years thereof was [pa]yed before [the] common time unto John Musgrave." Both Purdon and Routlege depose that the captain was alway with Dacre at the courts at Askerton.
Pp. 5. Mutilated.
3 Sept. 37. Sir Thos. Clifford to Cromwell. (fn. n17)
R. O. Has caused certain breaches in the walls of Berwick to be repaired, for which he has disbursed money himself, and cannot obtain repayment from Sir George Lawson, "treasurer of this the King's town." Desires a warrant to Sir Brian Tuke. Has been sore vexed with sickness, and requests Cromwell to consult with my lord Admiral and Sir Anthony Browne, to whom he has written about it, whether he can be exonerated from his office and recompensed his charges. Skipton, 3 Sept. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
9 Sept, 38. Joan Vane, Prioress of Dartford, to Cromwell.
R. O. I have received your loving letter touching the delivery of Bridget Brownyng, one of my religious company who is not yet professed. She was brought to the late prioress now deceased by her mother long ago to be a recluse, but not at the desire of the said late prioress, nor has she been detained either by her or me, but has been left free to go to her mother, which she has always declined to do. I beg she may come to your lordship's presence. Dartford, 9 Sept.
Hol, p.1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
16 Sept. 39. Waltek Lord Hungerford to Cromwell.
R. O. Divers men of Westbury under the Playne, Wilts., have showed me of traitrous words spoken by one Richard Henley of Westbury aforesaid, weaver, whose confessions I have herein enclosed. I have committed Henly to Fysherton gaol and taken bonds that all the said men shall be forthcoming to give evidence when commanded. Whereas you were pleased to prefer me to the stewardship of [the] Charterhouse, Wyttham, Soms., I have of late been desired thither upon a dispute between the prior there and his proctor, and perceive by examination that the proctor is no good husband for the said house. Seeing your letters in the proctor's behalf, I advised the prior to let him continue till your Lordship should know further from me of his demeanour. The house is undone if he remain in the office, as you will further learn from this bearer, my servant Harry Pany, whom please credit.
It may please your Lordship that the great matter between the earl of Huntingdon and me may be settled next term if you shall have leisure. Unless you write for him, he will never come. I have been a suitor "this v years day" to have it settled. I would that both our titles were once seen before your Lordship and we should soon be at an end. Farleygh, 16 Sept.
Hol.,p. 1. Add: Lord Cromwell. Sealed. Endd.
21 Sept. 40. Walter Devereux, Lord Ferrers, to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Desires a passport for two tuns of Gascon wine. (fn. n18) London, St. Matthew's day. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais. Endd. : My Lord Ferers.
30 Sept. 41. Thomas Toyser to Cromwell.
R. O. Complains of divers illdoers who have digged for gold and treasure in his lordship of Bryghtwell, Suff. If he may have the King's licence to do so, will not only save such goods and treasure as shall be found there to the King's use, but will the sooner come to the knowledge of these ill-doers. Brightwell, 30 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
42. John Bekynshaw to Lady Lisle.
R. O. This last week Perpoynt delivered me a letter from you with a crown and a pattern of canvas you wished me to send you, which the bearer will carry if he can; else I will send it by the next. I. thank you for informing me of your prosperous arrival at Calais, and like departing of my lord of Winchester. I am very glad Mr. James is with him; as I desired his Lordship when he was here that it might be so. Guill. le Gras will send you a bill of "misis" for Mr. James. At Paris.
Hol.,p. 1. Add.: at Calais.
5 Oct. 43. Walter Lord Hungerford to Cromwell.
R. O. Whereas you were so good as to write to the earl of Huntingdon to come up to London for the matter between us to be settled before you and others, at which time he certified you that he could in no case come up. All this is because he would not have his evidence seen, and for the keeping of my lands in Cornwall from me all this long season. Wherefore it may please you to hear us both this term if possible. You wished me to respite, till this term, the bringing of my son unto you: I desire to know when you would have him. I am not so willing to put him unto you as he is to come to your lordship.
Although you did command me to send the vicar of Forde to the common gaol, for speaking against the King, he is still at large in his parish and uses his tongue as unthriftily as ever. I have written many times but had no answer from you what to do. Give credence to the bearer, my servant Harry Pany. Farleygh, 5 October.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell. Endd.
[12 Oct.] 44. Will. Ernele, and Others, to Cromwell.
R. O. Enclosed we send the declaration and sayings of one Thos. Coke, and the report of Thos. Cheselett, concerning Coke's concealment of words spoken by Ric. Crowmpe, (fn. n19) concerning treason; with both parties to answer before your lordship. Signed: Wyllyam Ernele: John Gounter: Elys Bradshaw.
P. 1. Add.: Sir Thomas Cromwell, knight, lord Cromwell, one of the King's Councillors.
30 Oct. 45. Jehan du Bies [Sieur de Lencourt] to the Deputy of Calais.
R. O. One of our mariners, Jean le Vasseur, is prisoner in your town of Calais for having wounded a Norman fisherman. I think he has been unjustly treated, for he is a man of good character, and no one here ever complained of him to the Seneschal or myself. I beg you will let him return and gain his living for his wife and family for he is very poor. Boulogne, 30 Oct.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
[30 Oct.] 46. Marke and Oye Jurisdiction.
R. O. Declaration made before John Rookwoode, bailiff of Marke and Oye, by William Palink, of Volcrynhove, in Flanders, plaintiff, touching a debt which he claims of John Heth, of the parish of Ouderkerke, within Rookwood's jurisdiction. At Midsummer last John Hethe bought of John Scoeneman (fn. n20) within the town of Bourbourghe a mare for 5l. Fl., of which he paid 20s. in ready money, the plaintiff becoming surety for the rest, but Heth has made default. Scoeneman has sued the plaintiff at Brussels and obtained judgment for the whole amount, ns appears "by certificate of the law of Brokselle ready to be showed."
P. 1.
5 Nov. 47. Bishop Roland Lee to Cromwell.
R. O. Dr. Edwards, a doctor of physic of Cambridge, whom I sent for for my health, on his way hither had his two geldings stolen from the house of one Mr. Smythe, (fn. n21) archdeacon of Northampton., dwelling in Huntingtonshire, where he that night lay. Contrary to justice, the archdeacon delays restitution or recompense. I desire your favour for the said doctor. Shrewsbury, 5 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Crumwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.
17 Nov. 48. Jehan du Bies [Sieur de Lencourt] to the Deputy of Calais.
R. O. One of the two greyhounds given him by the Deputy has helped to catch a wild swine (beste noire) on Saturday in the forest of Boulogne, of which M. de Vervins gave the writer half a side. Has made of them two pies, which he begs the Deputy to accept. Boulogne, 17 Nov.
Hol., Fr.t p. 1. Add. Sealed.


  • n1. Doubtless the brother of Anthony Rowse. See Part I., Nos. 633, 908.
  • n2. This document is the same in substance as No. 221(2) in Part I., but probably differs from it a little in point of date, whatever the precise date of either may be, as the sums are a little different. It is placed here for convenience under the date of the grant to Sir Thomas Seymour 23 March 1538. See Part I. No. 646(61).
  • n3. St. Rambert in Dauphine.
  • n4. This paper would seem to have been drawn up in March with a view to the conferences between the English Commissioners and the Imperial ambassadors.
  • n5. In margin : "Oon knot first and then al oon consail"
  • n6. For the marriages of the King's daughters Mary and Elizabeth and of Prince Edward, see Part I., No. 255.
  • n7. In margin : "The letters desired."
  • n8. In margin : Tarbez and Villye.
  • n9. is another copy of No. 640 in Part I. of this volume, which being undated was overlooked when the documents of March were being arranged, and was supposed at first to have been a paper drawn up in connection with Wriothesley's mission to Flanders in the autumn; which it clearly is not. The mutilations in the Vitellias copy can now be supplied from this.
  • n10. See Pt. I., No. 699.
  • n11. SeePart I. No. 811.
  • n12. See Part I., No. 1248.
  • n13. See Part I., No. 1453
  • n14. See Part I., No. 1326.
  • n15. From the bp. of Dover's letters, Part I., Nos. 1456-7, we may conclude that the date of this document was between the 16th and the 21st July,i.e., between the surrenders made at Sele and at Winchester. See Nos. 1394, 1432.
  • n16. See Part I. No. 1464. If this was the letter that Corbet delivered it must have been written not later than 20 July.
  • n17. This letter was wrongly inserted in Vol. XI., No. 398, as of the year 1536. See Sir Arthur Darcy's letter of the 16th Sept., in this Part, No. 363.
  • n18. See Part II., No. 631.
  • n19. See Part II., No. 592.
  • n20. See No. 725.
  • n21. Gilbert Smith.
  • n22. Probably early in January 1538. See Part I., No. 85.
  • n23. Cromwell.
  • n24. See Part I., No. 86.
  • n25. Cecily, wife of Thomas Grey, first Marquis of Dorset.
  • n26. Berkeley. The lady was Anne, widow of Thomas sixth lord Berkeley.
  • n27. Edward Sutton, son of lord Dudley,
  • n28. Anne, widow of Thombs sixth lord Berkeley.
  • n29. Dorothy, widow of William lord Mount joy. "She was daughter of Thomas first marqnis of Dorset. See Part I. No. 318.
  • n30. See Part I. No. 430, 510.
  • n31. See Part I., No. 646(9).
  • n32. See Part II. No. 116.