Henry VIII: August 1538 21-25

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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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August 1538 21-25

21 Aug. 145. N. Eliot to Bullinger.
Orig. Letters,
(Parker Soc),
Since our friend Partridge is coining to you, I refer you to him for the state of our affairs here. Your books are wonderfully well received both by the King and Cromwell. This you would have learned from themselves, but that in monarchies where only one individual manages, many things are put off or left undone. Thanks for the letter of Master Matravers to the two Polsteds, whom you have now made my greatest friends. I send gloves by Partridge for you and your wife and mother. Aug. 21, 1538.
146. Nicolas Eliot to Bullinger.
Orig. Letters,
(Parker Soc),
Expresses a deep sense of obligation to Bullinger, in whose house he has been privileged to live, looking upon him as a master. Urges him to publish his commentaries on Isaiah. Salutations to Theodore Bibliander, Leo Judæ, Pellican, Batt, Binder, and others; also to Bullinger's brother. Master Ant. Honorius, president of the college at Ripen (fn. n1) salutes you.
21 Aug. 147. Richard Bp. of Chichester to Mr. Welles, of Rye.
Cleop. E. v.
B. M.
I received, Aug. 17, your letters written on July 26. I am glad that you did not enterprise to sing any service openly in English, and pray you, for the common quietness, to forbear such novelties till it shall please the King to declare his pleasure.
The ministers of the Church, both Latins and Greeks, have sung and said their offices or prayers in the Latin or Greek grammatical tongue, and not in the vulgar; and the people prayed apart in such tongue as they would; and so it is a common prayer of the ministers and people together. Will show you more at our next conference. I wish that all the ministers were learned enough to understand the offices, services, and prayers which they say in Latin. Would have been with you before if I had not been prevented. You were for a good space in such quietness that I was glad of it; till now of late, I perceive that our ghostly enemy travaileth, as he has been at all times wont to do, with his seed of dissension, wherefore we have so much the more need to be vigilant.
Will shortly send an honest man to have the cure there, who, I trust, will preach the word of God purely, and be a means of quietness. I desire you to let me know of anything that may be a means of dissension, and if any person is grieved with the preaching of the man you have there. You write that he has the King's licence and is a denizen. I regard not his country so that he teaches the word of God soberly, charitably, and purely without any innovation of things that are not necessary, till the prince's pleasure be known.
I assure you I do not know that the person you note as a ringleader in these matters, meddled either in word or deed at this time. As you desire to have a concord of religion at my hands, I desire you to tell me what are the special points that are causes of discord, and I trust, with God's help, to quiet it. The King is content that the book lately put out by the prelates should be obeyed and taught till he shall otherwise order, after more mature counsel. Meantime no person ought to reprove the book, for in things concerning religion I suppose the doctrine is true. In other ceremonies, when it shall please the King to order them otherwise, the people shall be taught accordingly. London, 21 Aug.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
21 Aug. 148. John Husee to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Since my arrival I have sent you various letters and cloth for your liveries, which I hope have arrived long since. This day I received of Barthilmew your letter with the two gowns, which are already in hand, and shall be mended according to order. I have delivered to Mr. Skutt 1¾ yds. Lywkes velvet for the upper bodies and placards, and 2½ yds. of the best black satin for lining the sleeves. He thanks you for the two dozen quails. I have further delivered him 15 yds. Lywkes velvet and a roll of buckram for your gown, and 6 yds. Lywkes velvet for your kirtle, &c. I will bring them with me to Dover. I think the satin Barthilmew delivered to Tong will be made out of hand. I have tarried here all this while for the coming of James, but as my Lord's pleasure is otherwise there is no remedy. I have received of Barthilmew 4l. for the travers. I will do my best, but it will be Michaelmas before I can have it; "and then if there he any carpets he hath made me a grant of them." Barthilmew will send you two gowns with the first, or I, after my return from Court. As to the spoon, my Lord's pleasure must be fulfilled. Mr. Basset has received his chest, and no doubt will save his apparel well. I think the matter you willed me to remember to him can be remedied. As for the tassel, I hear nothing of Mr. Yeo. Will. Sendy knows it were folly to write to me if he displease your ladyship, I send three letters that came out of Devonshire. John Gough wants his reward. He owes money to Mr. Thos. Fowler, and has written to Mr. Fowler to receive it of your ladyship. London, 21 Aug. Hol., pp. 2. Add.
21 Aug. 149. John Babyngton to Cromwell.
R. O. I write at the suit of William Senewes, the bearer, associated with Robert Nevylle, provost, and two others, all priests, in the college of Rotheram, Yorksh. At present he has his living by music, in the said church; but, being no priest, can get no promotion there, and thinks he might employ his time better, and pay off the debts which, by the wrongful procurement of that country, he lately incurred to save his life. To this end he desires you to tender his suit to the said provost for the vacant farm of Laxton, near me here in Notts, appropriated to the said college, that he may have it under the college seal for 40 years. Kynston, Notts., 21 Aug. Signed.
P.S. in his own hand: Touching the letter for the parsonage of Gottham for the vicar of Lenton; my cousin, the parson, (fn. n2) is at your command.
P.1. Add.: Privy goal. Endd.
21 Aug. 150. Richard Colynson to Cromwell.
R. O. Has delivered to Dr. Cliff, treasurer of York, (fn. n3) Cromwell's letters in his favour for the quiet occupation of the farm of Shurburne, granted him by his brother the late treasurer (fn. n4) and the chapter. The bearer can show the grant. The treasuer refuses to obey Cromwell's letters, saying he has promised the farm to Mr. Henry Ryder, a man of great influence here, who does not need it. Begs Cromwell will write again both to the treasurer and Mr. Ryder. York, 21 Aug.
Hol., p.1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
21 Aug. 151. Sir Robt. Wingfield to Cromwell.
R. O. Has received his letter, dated Arundel, 17th inst., saying that the King has taken ill his choice of Wm. Johnson as mayor. He is neither stranger born nor denizen. Denies that he (Wingfield) has used such demeanor as should cause him to be esteemed heady. Those who have given Cromwell such information should be punished. Does not deserve to be reproved or condemned without answer. Calais, 21 Aug. 1538.
Hol., p.1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd. Sealed.
21 Aug. 152. Council of Ireland to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P. iii. 69.
"I, your Grace's deputy, having received by your Chief Justice and Master of your Rolls your most gracious letters," and we, Ormond and Butler, the like, have conformed ourselves together in amity.
Are at peace with all the borderers, but suspect the confederacy of O'Neill and O'Donell, who have with them Kildare's son Gerald and that rabble of traitors. Want artillery and furniture to exact hostages of those of the North. In this last journey, I, your deputy, received hostages of this new O'Karell, Okynnady, Mac Inny Brene Any, Dermot O'Mulryan, Tibbot de Burgo, Hugh Oflarte, Thos. MacYoris, Hugh O'Madden and Malaghlyn O'Madden, of each of thorn a son ; of O'Chonor Roo, a horseman ; of O'Brene, his son Tirrelagh, who remains with the pretended earl of Desmond, for peace until Lammas next; and of Donogh O'Brene, one of his sons, who remains with the mayor of Limerick. Beg artillery and money, and send estimate to the lord Privy Seal. Lord Trimletiston, the Chancellor, is dead. Recommend the Master of the Rolls for his room. The late Commissioners can show who are meet for the office. Dublin, 21 Aug. Signed: (fn. n5) Georgius Dublin.— P. Ormond and Oss'.—James Butler, Thesaurer—Willm. Brabazon—Gerald Aylmer, justice—John Alen—Richard Delahid, baron.
Not addressed.
22 Aug. 153. Clattercote Priory.
Close Roll,
p. 2, No. 33.
Rymer, xiv.
Surrender (by Robt. bishop of Llandaff, commendatory master of the order of Sempyngham and by the prior and convent) of the monastery and all its possesions in cos. Oxon., Ntht., Bucks, Glouc, and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 22 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII.
22 Aug.
R. O.
154. Robt. Rugge and Robt. Palmar, Sheriffs of Norwich, to Cromwell.
Received this 22nd Aug. his letter dated Arundell Castle, the 18th, ordering them to stay the execution of Ric. Sharpe, a friar condemned of high treason. Their office endures till Michaelmas, and as there is no time mentioned in the letter for his safe keeping, if they do not execute him before that time, they will forfeit 100l. Wish to know his further pleasure for their indemnity. Norwich, 22 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
22 Aug. 155. Thomas Benet, Priest, to Cromwell.
R. O. This hour, 12 p.m., Dr. Parkar, chancellor of Sarum, is suddenly deceased, intestate as I hear. Sarum, in my bed at midnight, between the 21st and 22nd Aug.
Hol., p.1. A dd.: Privy Seal. Endd.
22 Aug. 156. The Council of the North to Henry VIII.
R. O. Have given continual attendance at York since 22 July in hearing complaints of these parts, and a great number of causes have been put in good stay. During this time the justices have kept the assizes at York Castle, where they were accompanied by lords Scrope and Latimer. Three persona were condemned of high treason, viz., Thos. Millar, late called Lancaster, the vicar of Newark, called Henry Litherland, and Robert Morebye, a monk of Fountains, besides whom 15 others suffered for robberies and felonies. The earl of Cumberland was so ill that ho could not attend the assizes. The King v ill see the state of the marches by two letters enclosed, one sent to Sir Reynold Carnaby by his father, the other sent to us, with the copy of a proclamation, from Sir Thomas Wharton, deputy warden of the West Marches. Fear they cannot do what they wished in the administration of justice this winter, owing to the plague at Durham and Newcastle-on-Tyne, but will go as near those parts as they can at Michaelmas. York, 22 Aug. Signed by Robt. bishop of Llandaff, T. Magnus, Sir M. Constable, Sir Ralph Ellerkar, jun., Fairfax, Robt. Bowis, Wm. Babthorp, Robt. Chaloner, Richard Bellycys, and Jo. Uvedale.
Pp. 2. Sealed. Add. Endd.
23 Aug. 157. The Council of the North to Cromwell.
Cang. B. iii.
B. M.
Have written to the King of their proceedings, enclosing two lettters from Sir Thos. Whartion and from Sir Reynold Carnaby, with a proclamation. York, 22 Aug. Signed: "Robt. Landaffe—T. Magnus—M. Constable — Rauf. Ellerkar, younger k.—Fairfax—Robert Bowis—Willm. Babthorpe— Robt. Chaloner—Rychard Bellycys—Jo. Uvedale."
P. 1. Add.: My lord Privy Seal. Endd. by Wriothesley: "From the Council of the North." Endorsed by Agarde: "Scs. 3 Nov. 1610."
22 Aug. 158. Capture of a Breton Ship.
R. O. 22 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII.—Wm. Scarlet, clothworker of London, examined by Sir John Gressham, one of the sheriffs, and Edw. Hall, under- sheriff of London, says that in the beginning of June last Henry Davy, merchant, freighted a ship, the Clement, of London, owner one Grenebury, of Thames Street, for the Bay in Breteyne, and left London with one Lyllyk as master and examinate as purser. They had seven men. Near Margate they received nine more persons. Sailed westward to the Camber, where they took in four more persons; but a Flemish ship of war being in the Camber, they crossed to the coast of Normandy. In the "mayne" sea encountered three Breton merchantmen. Then Henry Davy and Lyllyk said they had lost 60l. in goods by Breton pirates, and could get no redress in France, and so proposed to take one of the three merchantmen. Did so, and put the mariners ashore in a boat, and brought the goods into their own ship. One Cornelys and four mariners then went away in the Breton ship. The Clement sailed to Peryn, in Cornwall, and there sold the wares taken from the Breton, Henry Davy receiving 17l., the master, mate, quartermaster, and purser 30s., and the mariners 20s. apiece. Lyllyk, Brown, and eight of the mariners then departed, and Davy, Scarlet, Leveret the carpenter, Nich. Went, and John—— (blank) brought the Clement back to the Thames and delivered her to the wife of the owner. Signed: Wyllym Scarlet.
ii. Nich. Went, of St. Katharine's, London, mariner, examined as before; gives similar story. When the crew were minded to take the Breton ship, and asked if he would do as they did, he said "No," and was above the hatches tackling the sails when they entered the Breton ship.
Large paper, pp. 2.
22 Aug. 159. Brabazon, Aylmer and Alen to Henry VIII.
R. O. Aylmer and Alen arrived, as they wrote to the lord Privy Seal, on St. Margaret's Day. The Deputy had not been here for six weeks, but was at Galway and the Council knew not the intent of his journey. The Council had agreed to a journey in revenge of hurts done in Uriell, and the murder of Kelway by the. Tholes, when the Deputy said he would go for eight days to speak with Desmond and O'Breen and be back in time for the said journey. He came not, and the Council had to make truce with the malefactors. Know not the success of the journey, but think it not worth commendation as they have written to the lord Privy Seal. If these malefactors here under our nose had been first corrected and then his Lordship had undertaken a journey by advice of the Council and properly furnished, it had deserved praise.
On his return hither they delivered the King's letters, which he promised to follow. Tarried with him certain days as they have heretofore written to the lord Privy Seal. Deliveredlalso to Ormond and Butler the King's letters for redress of their variance with the Deputy, to which they conformed " very obediently." Perused the books of griefs which the one had against the other, and gave a decison.
The Geraldines are sore exalted, and ONeill, Kildare's sister's son, and ODonell, who has married Kildare's sister, rule all the North. Young Gerald and "those traitors" are with ONeill and expect help out of Scotland. Think the King should make some provision with the king of Scots touching these traitors and also "concerning these Rome runners which have common passage through his realm." Have taken of late the dean of Dirry, of ODonell's country, who has by commendation of the king of Scots obtained the bpric. of Rapotensis here and confesses that ODonell has now messengers in Scotland to obtain battery pieces. Must dissemble hurts done by the borderers for they lack artillery and money, and the soldiers' wages as it is are too small. Dublin, 22 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.
22 Aug. 160. Brabazon, Aylmer and Alen to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. iii. 71.
Wrote by Thomas Johns that they had written to Ormond and his son to repair hither. They have now been here 12 or 14 days. Ormond (who is now but a consumed man and cannot live long) came first, saying he left his son to defend his lands against Desmond and OKarroll, who, since the Deputy's being in those quarters, had moved war against them. Moved the Deputy to write to these persons to keep the peace: which he did, and Butler came hither. Ormond and Butler feared to go to the Deputy unaccompanied by others of the Council (for he had called them traitors and said he would set their heads on the top of their own castles). The Deputy was so wilful that he insisted on he Council assembling at Maynooth, where there was no lodging. At length he was induced to comes to Kilmainham. There in the Great Chamber the Deputy received them (Ormond and Butler), but "neither took them by the hands he gave them good countenance." Before that the writers had moved the Deputy for proofs of their treasons and he had shown them papers (described) implicating them with OChonor. Make light of the papers, and of the confession of those of Moderynny that Butler had provided them with powder to resist the Deputy, which really was to resist Okarvaile.
Next day the Deputy delivered his book of griefs and Ormond his, and each desired to sec and answer the other's book. As the Deputy was a party they desired him to withdraw, whereat he was somewhat grieved, but it is no new thing. The Deputy's book seemed to have been recently made. The Earl's book contained such heinous matter against the Deputy that the writers concluded to show neither of them the other's books, but make an order in writing (copy enclosed). Afterwards the Deputy was very determined to see the Earl's book, and they had to send for Justice Howth to pacify him. Finally they burned both books in presence of the said justice; but they had first taken copies of the same (enclosed). Have asked Ormond and his son for proof of their book, and they say that most of it is notorious and needs no further proof. The Deputy not meet to make long abode here, being "so hawte and chafing."
As to this journey, none of the Council knew he would go further than OKarroll's country, and more profitable journeys might have been made nearer home. OBrene or Desmond might have taken him prisoner, his company was so small. Desmond would not come to him in any walled town, and had OConnor and the Irish captains sworn to take his part if the Deputy should do any violence to him. They say the Deputy had to promise him castles and lands before he would condescend to come; and indeed he has lately entered into the King's manors of Crom and Adair.
OBrene's pledge worth nothing and could not be got from Desmond if required. In going to OBrene's bridge he had a good company of Limerick citizens. OBrene and Desmond kept not their promises, lay one on each side and Morough OBrene in front ready to attack, so that OChonor and all the sage men of the band required him to retreat, and Edmund Sexton, seeing his wilfulneas, commanded him on his allegiance to do so. But he went on and escaped, because Donough OBrene would not allow his uncle to attack the King's deputy. After he had broken part of one of the castles and cast down the arches of the bridge which had not been washed away by the flood, OBrene and Desmond joined him. Dangerous passage through Thomond, where Donough OBrene prevented Morgho from following them. Do not commend the deposing of Mac William without cause and giving his superiority to Ulicke de Burgo, who is a Geraldine and bastard. The pledges taken from the Irishmen are but boys.
Learn the above from Ormond, Butler, and the soldiers who were there. Will examine Gormanston, Darcy and other gentlemen and think their report will be much the same. They were not consulted, the chief advisers being OChonor, Apparry, MacGerald acid Prior Walshe; even OChonor's advice was not always followed. The grounds of the jouruey wore covetousness and disdain of Ormond and Butler.
Must dissemble their hurts to them of Ferney and the Tholes. The Deputy says he lacks money (wherein we believe him not) and artillery to make any journey; beg for artillery and money. The garrison of Rathmore which Kelway had is an important defence .against the Tholes: the appointment of a constable might be referred to the Commissioners and Council. Have delivered the King's letters to OConnor and think his petitions should be granted. Also OMore being put at liberty they have delivered the like to him and to MacGilpatric and Chair OChonor and find them conformable. The Commissioners must bring their submissions and the indentures, in lady Skeffington's keeping, of many Irishmen. Dublin, 22 Aug. Signed.
Endd.: To my L. P. S.
R. O.
St. P. iii. 81.
2. "The copy of the Council's order betwixt my lord Deputy and the earl of Ormond and lord Butler," which both parties have sworn to observe, after laying their grievances before Aylmer and Alen and others of the Council, viz.:—(1, 2) Ormond and Butler to obey reasonable orders, (3) the Deputy to give only lawful commands and, except on an emergency, only by the King's writ or by an order signed by three of the Council, (4) to restore Moderyn if Ormond prove a better title than OKarvaile, and (5) to cause the late OMore's sons to restore the prey they made on the Earl's lands of Woghteryn or else give pledges to Maurice Keting and Alex. MacTirrelagh for as much of the same as shall be proved before Win. Ewstace, of the Wood, and Davy Sutton, (6) spoils done by OMore's sons in Tulloghe in Ofelym and other lands of Ormond's. The Earl's challenges to OKarvayle and their challenges against the Earl to be referred to arbiters. 20 Aug. 30 Henry VIII.
* * * An imperfect copy of this order is contained in Lambeth MS., 603, f. 84. [See Carew Calendar, No. 131.]
R. O.
St. P. iii. 74.
3. "The copy of my lord Deputy's book against the earl of Ormond and his sons."
In the journey to OBrene's bridge they did not their duties. In all other journeys they have failed to keep their appointments. They have refused to deliver Irish hostages, have attacked Irishmen doing the King service, as the late OMore, OMore's sons, Kayre Roo OByrne and the like. Instances of Richard Butler's disobeying orders and of Ossory's succouring and maintaining Brian OChonor when a traitor. Signed by Brabazon, Aylmer, Alen and Delahide.
R. O. 4. Copy of Ormond's book against the lord Deputy.
St. P. iii. 77. The Deputy supports those who were great offenders in Kildare's rebellion and annoys Ormond and such as then served the King. He cherishes Fergananym OKerroll, James of Desmond and OMore's sons (very circumstantial). Dangers from ONeil and others. Signed by Brabazon, Aylmer, At en and Delahide.
22 Aug. 161. Lord Lisle to the Earl of Southampton.
R. O. Since my last letters to you in favour of Thos. Bradfelde for the office of sergeant royal in the county of Guisnes, I have remembered a variance between Henry Palmer, bailly, and the freemen of Guisnes, on the one part, and a servant of the lord Chamberlain, who claimed the office, on the other, to settle which a commission was sent to me and others of the Council, and we found by the oaths of honest ancient persons and by a privy seal which the bearer can show you, that the making of the said sergeant royal and other officers of the law, except the bailly, belongs to the bailly and freemen. We certified the King of this by letters to my lord Privy Seal, and the order was confirmed by the King and Council. The bailly and freemen then "expulsed" the lord Chamberlain's servant and admitted another poor honest man, who had done the King good service, and continues in the office without fault or misdemeanor. If the King wishes the bailly and freemen no longer to have the ordering thereof, I wish you would prefer Bradfelde before Bernard Grete, who has "demeaned himself but homely." Calais, 22 August. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: High Admiral of England.
22 Aug. 162. Sir Clement West to [Cromwell].
Otho, C. ix.,
B. M.
To the same effect as his letter to the King, No. 87.
"Now, or I cowde clozse thys, departyd an Aragozse sehyp ffor . . . . . can schew all off Barba rows, which ys the xij August M1[ V oxxxviij].
P.S. — "Contenuyd tyll now opyn, wyth owght ony mor spekyng . . . . . . made or othyr nuys off serteyn. Her ys dayly seynges al . . . . . . [a]geynst Inglond, to the whych wyll not consent. Venys . . . . . . nys yff ony good they porpozse to do thys yer can bo . . . . . . hyr be lyke but to recovyr sum plasys yn Barbary, why[ch the T]orkes holdes a geynst the Kyng off Tonys." Malta, 22 Aug. "ut supra."
Hol., p.1. Mutilated. Endd.
—Aug. 163. Rout. Noyse to Cromwell.
R. O. An account of the injuries done to him by Sir Thos. Lyll and his servants. On 21 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII., Hen. Wryte, Lyll's servant, trespassed on his ground with a hawk, and during the altercation which ensued on Noyse's ordering him off, said "The King hath made thee a yeoman of the Crown, he had been as good to set a horseshoe there as a crown."
Next day he came, with John Lyle and Mr. Dycker, and a scuffle took place, in which Noyse's wife and children were beaten, and when his servants came to rescue him, the trespassers delivered him the King's writ.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
23 Aug. 164. Cranmer to [Cromwell].
Cleop. E. v.
B. M.
Burnet, vi.
C.'s Letters
As the German orators, when they agreed to tarry one month, required that we should go forth in their book and treat of the abuses, "so that the same might be set forth in writing as the other articles are," I have since moved the Bishops thereto. But they say that they know that the King has taken upon himself to answer the said orators in that behalf, and has already devised a book thereof. They are therefore afraid to write contrary to the King, and have accordingly desired me to treat of the Sacraments of matrimony, orders, confirmation, and extreme unction; "wherein they know certainly that the Germans will not agree with us, except it be in matrimony only." Perceives the Bishops seek occasion to break the concord, and nothing will be done unless the King's commandment be directed to them therein; for they see that they cannot defend the abuses, "and yet they would in no wise grant unto them." Understands the German orators are very ill lodged. Rats run about their chambers, and the kitchen is too close to the parlour.
Reminded Cromwell lately about the suppression of the abbey of Tudberye. Desires that commissions be sent not only to that house but to Rochester and Crockesdon, and begs a lease of one of these houses for his servant, Fras. Basset. Lambeth, 23 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 2.
165. [Henry VIII. to the German Ambassadors.]
Cleop. E. v.
B. M.
Burnet, iv.
In reply to their letter [No. 37]. As they do not seem to disdain his opinion, declares his own view on the three articles. Gives reasons in Burnet iv opposition to theirs on each head at very great length; but will take counsel more fully with his divines and ordain what seems right for the glory of Christ. Will be glad to see them before they leave and give them letters to their princes.
Lat., pp. 22.
Ib. f. 134. 2. Copy of the section of the preceding De utraque specie. Lat., pp. 12.
R. O. 3. Draft of § 2, with corrections in the King's own hand, and also in Tunstall's.
Pp. 8. Endd.
166. Theology.
R. O. Arguments from the Fathers touching the Eucharist, continence, and communion under one kind.
Lat., pp. 18, with some blank pages between. Begins: Eucharistiam sub altera specie ægroto datam fuisse.
R. O. 2. A paper de Utraque Specie Communionis, showing reasons why it is not necessary.
Lat., pp. 5. In the same hand as the preceding. A leaf containing additional matter has been cut away all but the edge.
Begins: Si contendat quispiam.
R. O. 3. Another paper on the same subject, in the same hand as the preceding, headed :—Populum sub una panis specie communicare recte posse.
Lat., pp. 3. Endd. Begins: Paulus Apostolus scribens ad Corinthios.
R. O. 4. A tract de Missa privata with corrections and marginal notes in Henry VIII.'s handwriting.
Lat., pp. 21. Begins: Cum apud Jadæos. Endd.
R. O. 5. A treatise in three sections, de Fide, de Operibus, and de Ceremoniis, in the course of which the writer advocates fasts and confessions, declares the marriage of the clergy unlawful, defends Purgatory, denounces indulgences of the bishop of Rome, and favours the use of images, provided the people are taught to abhor idolatry.
Lat., pp. 10. Apparently in a German hand. Begins : Fides est solida petra. Ends: quæ? jam longissimo usu receptæ sunt. Endd.
R. O. 6. Three articles, viz., de Penitentia, de Fide, and de Justificatione, mainly as to their bearing upon baptism, without which the efficacy both of penitence and faith is imperfect.
Lat., p. 1.
R. O. 7. A statement of 15 difficulties in the New Testament.
Lat., pp. 10 (small quarto). Endd. inaccurately in Sadler's hand: An explicacion of certain doubts in the New Testament.
R. O. 8. Extracts from the Fathers in support of Transubstantiation.
In two different hands. Lat., pp. 4 (small quarto). Endd.: de Cœna Domini.
167. Greek and Hebrew.
R. O. A glossary of Hebrew terms with Latin explanations.
Pp. 2.
R. O. 2. A similar glossary of Greek words.
P. 1.
23 Aug. 168. Sir Ric. Ryche to the King's Auditor and Receiver of Suppressed Lands in cos. Wore, Heref., Salop, and Staff.
Add. MS.
11,041, f. 12.
B. M.
Instructs them to survey all monastic lands surrendered to the King in cos. Wore., Heref., Staff., and Shropshire, or that shall hereafter be surrendered, giving the true yearly value, deducting all "rents resolutes," pensions, &c., by their discretions, but leaving the final determination to the Court of Augmentation; to examine what other fees, corrodies, &c., have been granted, and certify the Chancellor of Augmentation, and to examine bailiffs' accounts, &c., from the time of each surrender or suppression, to make sale of the bells and superfluous houses, and have the lead melted into "plokes" and sows, weighed and marked with the. King's marks, and delivered under indenture to the constables of neighbouring castles. Lvghes, 23 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 2. Endd. in modem hand: Richard Rycho to John Scudamore, Esq.
23 Aug. 169. Ric. Bp. of Dover to Cromwell.
R. O. Trusts next week to send the whole substance of his business. Is now at Ludlow. Has been to Denbyth, Bangor, Landvase, Rudlondo, Westchester, Neweastle-under-Lyme, and Sehrewysbery, and visited 13 convents, leaving but one standing, the Black Friars of Shrewsbury. Much suit will be made to have it stand stiil, especially by one of the bailiffs, Master Adam a Mytton, who made the Bishop great cheer for Cromwell's sake. At the Austin Friars in the same town there was no one hut a poor prior and two Irishmen, and everything sold and pledged, even the chalice, and no man would trust them for one. Hears that "that man" (the prior) is come up to make suit to have the house. It were pity he should have it. Has only had one letter from Cromwell since he left. His servant has been sick so that he had none to send. Will send him next week with some books of certain convents. Trusts Cromwell will be good lord for the warrants for such friars as give up their houses to be had at his coming, which will be the week after Holy Rood. 23 Aug. Sinned.
P 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal, Endd.
23 Aug. 170. Ric. Bp. of Dover to Latimer.
R. O. Since speaking with him hats been at Brygenorth, Aderyston, Lychefylde, Stafforde, Newcastell under Lyne, Westehester, Rudlonde, Denbyth, Bangor, Bowinares, Schreuysbery, and Ludlowe, in which he has visited 18 places, and left but one standing. Has not heard from ray lord Privy Seal, and is anxious to know how he takes the matter of the houses he had already put down before Latimer came to London, and of the putting down of Worcester, of which he gave Latimer a certificate, "and any other good comfort that ye have of setting forward of the Word of God and the maintenance of the same." 23 Aug.
The friars in these parts, where he has been, have many favourers, and great labour is made for their continuance Divers trust to see them set up again, and .some have gone up to sue for them. Signed.
P 1. Add.
23 Aug. 171. Friars of Ludlow.
R. O. Surrender of the Austin Friars of Ludlow, 23 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: Per me Egidium Pycaryng, priorem Augustinencium de Ludlow— Per me fratrem Johannem Pratt—Per me fratrem Willelmum Higges—Per me fratem Christoferum Hogeson—By bus, the baylyffis of Ludlow, Wyllm, Yevans and Thomas Whelar.
P. 1.
R. O. 2. Inventory of the Austin Friars of Ludlow, delivered to Wm. Yevans and Thos. Wheler, bailiffs there.
The sextry.—A chasuble and 2 "tenacles " of gold with 2 albs. 2 single vestments of black worsted and blue damask. 2 old copes. A silk cope with stars. A fair coffer. A chasuble and "tenacle" of old black velvet.
The quire, — 2 old altar cloths. A holy water stoup, laten. A desk of timber. 6 stained old altar cloths. The choir new stalled. 2 fair bells and a little bell in the steeple.
The hall, buttery, awl kitchen.—A little table. 2 trestles and a form. 2 old cupboards. A pan, a kettle and other utensils. A box full of evidence.
In the visitor'.s hands a chalice weighing 13 oz. In pledge a copper cross, 129 oz., for which the visitor paid, for the friars, 6l. 14s. 1d. Signatures of the bailiffs in same hand as the text.
P. 1. Endd. by the bp. of Dover: Non led in renttes yerly iiij. li. above the ceterentes (quitrents).
R. O. 3. Surrender of the White Friars of Ludlow, 23 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed (the two first with marks) : Fryer Richarde Wyllet—Fryer Humfre Wenlocke—Prater Patricius Lester — Frater Wyll'mus Burges—Frater Ricardus Fernoll——By hus, the bayllyffs of Ludlow, Wyllm. Yevans and Thomas Whelar.
P. 1.
R. O. 4. Inventory of the White Friars of Ludlow, delivered to Wm. Yevans and Thos. Wheler, bailiffs there.
The choir.—Altar cloths. An old pax with a rose. Laten candlesticks. Lead and iron frames for tapers. A fair mass book, written. A sacry bell. 12 lecterns. An image of Our [Lady] a Pyte (of Pity) for the Sacrament. 3 bells in the steeple. The choir well stalled, &c.
The church.—2 tables of alabaster. 3 pews of timber. A long piece of timber for a crane. A pulpit, und a form. A tomb of alabaster grated with iron.
The utter sextry.—2 old almerys and an old chest. An old cloth of arras.
The inner sextry.7 copes, red and motley velvet and coarse damask. Chasubles, some with deacons' and subdeacons' vestments of yellow damask, coarse silk, blue and white, with Stafford knots, blue velvet with Griffith's knots, green silk with "oystres' feathers. 11 corporas canes. A cloth to hung before the rood, &c.
The fermery.2 new parcloses, a table, 2 trestles, and 2 forms. A bedstead.
The buttery and kitchen.—A few cooking utensils.
The prior's chamber.—Ked and green say hangings, a carpet, an almery, a table, a pair of trestles, 2 forms.
The upper chamber.—A bedstead, a table, 3 trestles, and u form. An old stained cloth A fair long coffer.
The other chambers.—A feather bed and bolster, a coverlet and pair of shoets, a little board, and two forms.
A little caschet full of evidence. In the visitors bands a chalice and cross, 71 oz. In pledge a broken censer, a chalice, a ship with a velvet cope, for which the visitor paid 7l. 5s. 6d. The visitor paid, besides, 2s. 8d.
Pp. 3. Endd. by the bp. of Dover: None lead, nor none rents but the garden.
R. O. 5. Another copy of § 2 with signatures of Evans and Wheler in the same in the same hand as the text.
P. 1.
R. O. 6. Another copy of § 4 with signatures of Evans ("Yevans" here) and Wheler in same hand us the text.
23 Aug. 172. John Alen to Wriothesley.
R. O.
St. P. iii. 87.
Thanks for kindness when last in England. Sends by bearer, Edw. Becke, a dozen martirne skins. Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Justice, and Alen have written to the lord Privy Seal touching affairs. Concerning the Chancellor's room, "seeing that here is almost no election of persons thereto," if Alen is appointed it will be against his will, and he bogs to be so handled about the fee that he may be able to serve the King. Commendations to Wriothesley's wife and Mr. Solymont. Dublin, 23 Aug.
Thanks for getting his bill signed of the gift of lands, in lieu of the 40 mks. Fitzwilliam had from him. The Deputy, hearing from Martin Pelles that my brother shall be constable of Maynooth, takes it grievously. Were it not for things you know I would not dissemble, but now I deny it. "He smoketh at Talbotte's gift. It grieveth him that any man should have anything of the King but himself."
Hol. Add. Endd.
23 Aug. 173. Anne Rouaud (Madame de Bours) to Lady Lisle.
R. O. I am glad the bearer passed this way, so that I can thank you for your letters. You could not do me a greater pleasure than let me hoar often from you, since I cannot see you. Montmorency is much obliged to you for the greyhound you sent him, which he has not yet tried. I often wish your daughter was with me. I fear she will think I have forgotten her. I would have written to her if the bearer had not been so hurried. Recommend me to my Lord. Montmorency, Mons. Dazincourt, and my daughter have been here some time, and desire to be recommended. They ask you to send a largo, powerful, English greyhound. Gaissart, 23 Aug.
I beg the second reader (le second liseur) to give my recommendations to your children, and especially to "Mademoiselle ma bonue fille."
Hol. Fr., p.1. Add.: a Calais.
24 Aug. 174. Princess Mary to [Cromwell].
Otho C. x. 286.
B. M.
Sylloge, 135.
"My Lord," I received your letters by hearer, and perceive the King's pleasure touching my communication to the Emperor's ambassadors when they shall come to visit the Prince, my brother;" "which thing," although I would have been loth to speak of, considering myself a young maid and willing to continue so, I shall fulfil, and will write their answer as soon as they depart. Meanwhile will not forget the King's goodness "in esteeming my bestowing more than I have or shall deserve." Portgore, St. Bartholomew's Day, after dinner.
Hol., mutilated.
24 Aug. 175. Thos. Derbye to Thomas Soulemont.
R. O. As he cannot conveniently come to the Court, sends his servant to know whether there is any suit made for the friars' houses, and if it is necessary for him to make great speed about his own suit. Expects to be with him at Dover. His wife sends recommendations, and asks Soulemont to send her venison if possible. She brawls with her husband because he got her none, nor a warrant, when at the Court. Desires to be recommended to Wriothesley and Dr. Bellowes. London, St. Bartholomew's Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: With my lord Privy Seal at the Court. Endd.
24 Aug. 176. John Atkinson, Priest, to Lady Lisle.
R. O. I hoped to have seen my Lord and your Ladyship this summer, but my lord Chamberlain has been keeping household in my house at Mottesfont ever since the beginning of May, and I think will continue till All Hallow- tide to oversee his works there. He makes a goodly place of the priory and intends to lie there most of his life. I and others will be glad to see you in Hampshire. Mottesfont, St. Bartholomew's Day.
Hol. p. 1. Add.. At Calais.
24 Aug. 177. Sir Wm. Penison to [Cromwell].
Vesp. C. xiv.
B. M.
Ellis, 1st
Ser. ii. 107.
Yesternight soon after G o'clock I delivered your letter to my lord Mayor, who determined this morning at 9 o'clock to present to my lady of Motrell, first, of great pikes 10, carpes 10, great eels, fresh, 10, and a portion of fresh salmon and sturgeon, tenches, breams, and all other such "good fishes "as can begotten, sugar loaves 10, torches 10, and white wine and claret during the time of her abiding, at dinners and suppers in flagons, as if it were sent in hogsheads it would be unfined and unmete to drink so soon. Touching their lodging at my lord Mayor's, he is sorry he cannot provide them, as St. Bartholomew's Day is so near, (fn. n6) when he shall have "resort of suitors;" however, in case they shall require it, we will this day provide a meet lodging. On Sunday next my lord Mayor intends to make a dinner for her and her train, where will also be the French ambassador. This settled, I went to visit her, and according to your command duly saluted her, when she thanked the King that he, so noble a prince, should send to visit her, so intime and low a personage. After this, she brought me into her chamber with her ladies, eight or nine, among whom were my lady Brown and one who was sometime wife to one of the French king's carvers, amongst which gentlewomen were "one or two indifferent fair." She said she had remained in Scotland by the French king's appointment since she brought thither the Queen who last died; (fn. n7) and told me of her good cheer there, which was "not exceeding." She had not seen the King nor much company till the coming of the last Queen. "The old Queen had no good days after her arrival there, but always sickly with a catarrh which descended into her stomach, which was the cause of her death." She said this Queen liked France bettor than Scotland. She praised the pleasantness of England, and showed how .she went yesterday to Chelsea with the French ambassador, and on their return saw the house of Bridewell. The ambassador promised she should sec York Place, far fairer. On Monday next she intends to leave for France. Howbeit she said she had recommendations from the queen of Scots to the King if she might see h[...] Grace On taking leave, I said her lodging was too small and that a better should be provided her. She said that for so short a space she would not remove. Thus I took leave, purposing to be this morning with my lord Mayor to fix a lodging for her, and after dinner to see if she would be otherwise minded. Please send by bearer your further pleasure. London, 24 August.
Commences "Right honourable and my singular good lord."
24 Aug. 178. Rafe Sadleyr to Cromwell.
R. O.
St. P. i. 580.
Read Penison's letter to the King, stating that the lady of Motrell was going to France on Monday next, and had letters of recommendation to the King from the queen of Scots. The King wishes Cromwell to stay her at Dover, so that he may see her. He intends to be there two days earlier than appointed by his "jestes."
Has sent the letters signed for the despatch of Don Diego and other bills to be signed. Sends the letter to the queen of Scots signed. Eryge, St. Bartholomew's Day, 8 p.m.
Hol. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
24 Aug. 179. Nicolas Kracerus to Cromwell.
Vit. B. xiv.
B. M.
"Magnifico domino privato (sic) sig[illi suus] humillimus Nicolaus Kracerus.
"Heri duo opuscula cum literis a nauta acc[epi, quæ]. . . . . .torius Spalentinus ad me missit ut vestræ [magnificentiæ] presentarem. Hæc Joanni Holbein dedi ut vobis [daret.] Quæ scripta dua in manibus Gabrielis Ste . . . . . . . . . . . . Antuerpiæ retentta sunt ut michi mittere . . . . . . . . . . . .ob rumorem a Papistis spersam, qui nos . . . . . . . . . . . . statum redactum affirmarunt. Hujus contrarium ill . . . . . . . . . . . . apparet, scripsitque literas ad Cantueriensem [archiepiscopum] et suo archidiacono, quas literas illis nu. . . . . . . . . .missitque literas episcopo Dulmensi (sic), has cum vestris. . . . . . . . . . .quo iste nunc in Curia regis r . . . est cujus. . . . . . . . . .Wormatiæ habuit. Nulla novae Gorman[ia]. . . . . . . . . nisi Tuream proxima æstate venturum esso dic[unt, quod] Papistæ maxime optant ut Lutheriani ab il[lo] punerentur (.sic). Episcopus Romanus pro militibus ad Hel[vetiam] missit. Hujus cau [sa] ipsi congrogati fuerunt. Cred[itur tamen eum] paucos ab illis habere. Hos milites conte. . . . . . . .nesses uti vult quod alii contrario judica[nt]. . . . . .plus discordiam studet ut semper hujus oper- . . . . . . . . .annis fuit. Nulla alia nisi magnificenti[a vestra] pauper- rimum Nicolaum rememorat ut aliqu[anto] felicius vivere possum. Quo nunc uxorem h[abco] Cristiana nomine, filiam Fide nomine, itaque [sperandum] est ut semper Christianam fidem domi h[abeam] . . . . .uxor mea in die Assumptions Mari[æ altcram] filiam Mariæ peperit, unde plus th . . . . . . quam astronomus vidcat, omnia ista. . . . . . . . . .[in]tertenuit. Ob id auxilium a vestra [Magnifice]ntia peto, ut in aliqua re melius [vivere po]ssem. Solicitavit apud vos Franciscus [Burgratus Cance]llarius ducis Saxonæ; pro me ut habita. . . . . . .priam haberem. Utinam domuncula in . . . . . . . habito mea esset, pro qua annuatim . . . . . . dos per- solva[m]. Quod vestra magnificentia [non si]m molestns me vobis commendo semper [vestrum hum]illimum ministrum reperiertis. Cum hiis . . . . . . . præstantia vestra. Datum Lunduni, in [festo Saneti] Bartholomei."
Hol. Mutilated. Address lost.
24 Aug. 180. William Blithman to Cromwell.
R. O. Sends a patent of 10l. a year granted to Cromwell for life by the prior and convent of Bolton, and 10l. in gold "to put your Lordship in possession thereof." Has sent to Mr. Treasurer 108l. for first-fruits, and to the Treasurer of the Augmentations 300 marks. Was desired by Cromwell to go to the abbey of Holme with Dr. Leghe. "Now Mr. Chancellor of the Augmentation hath sent me a letter of discharge for the receipt there, and doth not restore me to Fowrnees and other which be within my room." Was lately at the surrender of Rooche abbey with Dr. Petere, who left the house in his custody. Has delivered the demesnes and a grange called Aderofte to lord Clifford by Dr. Peter's letter. Wishes the grange of Braneclyfe, four miles from Rooche, and will give Cromwell 20l. Obtained Cromwell's letters "for three priors in these North parts to come up because 1 found them not so willing to surrender as I was informed," but has not yet delivered them, for he was doubtful if Cromwell wished him to proceed to extremity. There is, however, matter against the prior of Woresope of deprivation, at least, of which Dr. Petre will instruct Cromwell. The prior of Monk Bretton makes delay, but will probably be tractable. Reminds Cromwell of his late suit touching the Prince's Grace. York, 24 Aug.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
24 Aug. 181. Brabazon, Aylmer, and Alen to [Cromwell].
R. O.
St. P. iii.
Send a copy, signed with his own hand, of the Deputy's accusation of the earl of Ormond mentioned in their letters of the 22nd. Have examined OChonour touching his confession made, as the Deputy avers, before Mr. Pawlett and Mr. Barneis. He denies or qualifies the chief points, as in the margin, and says he never made it in the form written. What a dishonour is it to the Deputy to invent such surmises? Write this for no affection to Ormond, but to deface the Deputy's credit, lest he should "hinder other men causeless." Though Ormond and his son be not blameless, yet, while the Geraldines of the South remain disobedient, it would be bad policy to subdue them, who with their ancestors have ever been true to the Crown. Enclose depositions of Gormanston, Darcy, and Bermyncham touching the Deputy's last journey. Send a book, devised by the Deputy and gunners, of artillery necessary, and beg his Lordship to despatch it by Transfelde. Dublin, 24 Aug. Signed.
R. O. 2. i. (fn. n8) Confession of Cahir OChonor, examined before the lord Deputy and Davy Sutton.
Ossory sent to him by his brother Brian's messenger, Tuesday, 16 Oct., to agree with his brother and take part against the King, and he should have as much of Offale as he wished, and that all the Irish were, sworn together but he. Ossory made the bond between OKarell, Mychell Phatryck, ODoune, and OMore against those who took the King's part, as the late OMore'a sons, Kair OChonour and the Dempsies. For proof of this, ever since Brian OChonour has been banished, Ossory and his wife have maintained and been suitors for him. At the appointment at Balaghmore, Ossory said he would write to the King for him, and desired the Deputy to do likewise, in presence of the Treasurer and Justice Aylmer. Ossory's captains are now with Brian OChonour in Offaley to aid him against the King, with 360 picked men and 500 kerne, i.e., Molmorye, McDouell Ogh, and two of McSwyne's sous, one of them called Hugh. At Balaghmore, Ossory undertook that OChonour should not come near Offale, and to be surety for him. Richard Butler continually preys OMor's sons because they will not join with them.
ii. (fn. n9) Examination of Thos. Albenegh, 25 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII. (As in the copy under date, in Vol. XII., Pt. ii., No. 1124.)
St. P. iii.
90 n.
iii. Bernard OChonour's confession, in articles, with marginal notes of his examination upon them. (In Latin.)
(1.) Driven out of Offale, he went with OKerwayll to Donagh OBrien, who with the earl of Desmond and Morgho OBrien swore to defend him. (2.) Cair OChonour promised to assist him if he came to Offale. (3.) Came then to Oghterlayn monastery, where Ormond promised him on oath free access to his country. [In marg. Denies the first part. Ormond admitted him by appointment of the Deputy and Council.] (4.) Went to Bellaghmore and made a confederacy with Hugh McSwyne. [In marg. It was not against the King, and was without Ormond's knowledge.] (5.) Came with Ormond to his country and to Portlarge, where he bought a bombard. [In marg. "Fatetur."] (6.) They went then together to Enach, where he heard from Magilpatrick that James Butler wag kept hostage in England until Ormond should send over OChonour. Left secretly and went to OKennedy, and Ormond sent Morgho and Donagh OBrien and Hugh and Donald McSwyne, captains of his galloglasses (Scoticos), to say that even if both his sons James and Richard were detained he would never deliver him up. [In marg. Denies it, because the Deputy had assigned him to stay with Ormond under the King's protection.] (7.) Subsidised Marianns MeSwyne, one of Ormond's captains, to go with him and spoil the bp. of Meath and Gerald McGerald, and Marianus afterwards entered Ormond's service. [In marg. Ormond took him because the galloglasses were not then in any one's pay.] (8.) He and Donald McSwyne, after slaying certain subjects of the Deputy in ODoyn's country went to OKarell at Roscre, who refused to succour him for fear of Ormond, who had his wife in pledge. Just then a horseman came from Ormond saying OKarell should not succour him unless attacked by the Deputy. [In marg. Cannot depose.] The same day Donald McSwyne told Albenack that he did hurt to the Deputy at his Lord's, Ormond's, commands. [Cannot depose.] (10.) OMore took an oath in Kath. Butler's house at Keuroghmore to defend him when he got back his brother Cair OMore from the Deputy. [In marg. But not against the King.] (11.) When last driven out of Offale into ODoyn's country, Magilpatrick, OMore, and "flores Congalli OMores "promised to assist him. [In marg. They promised not to hurt him.] (12.) Certain captains he retained had food and drink in Ormond's country 15 days after they were in his pay. [In marg. Without Ormond's knowledge.] (13.) Cair OChonor asked him to spoil all Karbria except Win. Birmingham's four towns at Brymyham's request. [In marg. Knows not whether it was at Brymingham's request.]
iv. Confession of Dermond ODermond that was left in Mydrennye.
That lord James Butler promised to succour the castle and to give pledges to the Deputy for OKarroll's sons, and be himself at Tempell More Corkehennye Bought powder of lord James' servant, and guns at Kilkenny. One of the two men of the ward that were put to death in O'Kenedy's country confessed that Dermond ODermond told him the above. Signed : Leonard Gray.
Memorandum, that this book was delivered by the Deputy to Brabazon, Aylmer, and Alen in Our Lady's chapel at Christ's Church, Dublin. 23 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 9.
R. O. 3. Confession of viscount Gormanston, Darsey, and Brymingham concerning this journey in Munster, Thomond, and Connaught. Containing a complete narrative, differing materially in its details from that of lord Leonard Grey, written from Maynooth on the 26th July. [See Part I., No. 1467 note] Signed by Brabazon, Aylmer, and Alen.
Pp. 10, with marginal notes of the character of some of the persons put in trust, showing their unworthiness.
R. O. 4. i. Ordnance, &c. in Dublin Castle delivered by indenture by Barnardyne de Valoys to Thos. Cantrell, 3 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII.
ii. Proportion of ordnance, &c. necessary to be had here in Ireland.
Pp. 2.
24 Aug. 182. O'More's further Submission.
R. O. Reiterates his submission of 14 Jan. 29 Hen. VIII., and, in addition, will pay 20 mks. a year to the King und renounce claim to Donamase Castle and all Kildare's lands in Leix. Ormond, Butler, OChonour, OKarell, McGyllpatrick, and McMorgho to be his securities. Catherlagh, 24 Aug. 1538, 30 Hen. VIII.
Latin. Address on the back: "To good Mr. Robert Cowley give this from him which is other."
25 Aug. 183. St. James' Abbey, Northampton.
R. O.
Rymer, xiv.
Surrender of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. Ntht., Warw., Midd., and Leic, and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the Marches thereof. 25 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Wm. Brokden, abbot, Thos. Edwards, prior, and four others. [See Eighth Report of Dep. Keeper of Public Records, App. ii., 34]. Seal good.
Enrolled [Cl. Roll, p. 2, No. 46], as acknowledged same day before Ric. Layton, LL.D.
25 Aug. 184. Friars' Houses, Hereford.
R. O. Surrender of the Grey Friars of Harforde Est, 25 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed: Per me fatrem Wyllm. Scryven Gardianum—Fr. Joh'es Trevelyan— Fr. Joh'es Elkyns—Fr. Zakaryas Carpuntar—and 10 others.
P 1.
R. O. 2. Surrender of the Black Friars, of Harford Est, 25 Aug. 30 Hon. VIII. Signed: Frnter Ricardus Gray, prior—Frater Thomas Hewys habet capac'—Frater Joh'es Smyth—Frater Roger us Madley—and four others.
R. O. 3. Indenture of the stuff of the Grey Friars of Herfordest, received by the lord Visitor under the lord Privy Seal, and delivered to Hugh Walche, mayor of Hereford, and Roland Rise, for the King:—
Vestry:—6 suits of vestments, one of branched silk with lions, another with birds and trees, and many single vestments, altar cloths, &c. Steeple:—2 bells, and the 3rd at the gate, and a pair of organs. Choir:—5 mass books, 4 antyphoners and 2 queyers, 6 greylls, a pistill book, 4 legends and a martiloge, &c. The "hyeer " chamber:— 2 feather beds, &c., and other furniture. Furniture of the buttery, ostery, and church very scanty. Kitchen .—6 platters, 6 pots, 3 cauldrons, a great stone mortar, &c
The debt is great, but I cannot come at the perfectness thereof. Friar Trevylyan must be examined for it was in his time. The present warden makes the debt for his time 12l., for payment of which he has the corn and hay, and has bound himself to pay. Much clamour is made for the rest of the debt, "which I cannot help." The visitor has a chalice and maser and a horse, price 6s. 8d. A cart sold for 7s. Signed by Hugh Welche and Roland Rees as, mercer.
Pp. 3.
R. O. 4. Another copy of § 3 without the signatures it the end.
Pp. 3. Endd. by the bp. of Dover : Non led but the condyte and gutter; non rentes but ther gardens.
R. O. 5. Indenture of the stuff of the Black Friars of Harforde Est, received and delivered like the preceding:—
Choir:—A pair of organs, 20 old banners, &c. Church:—4 new pieces of timber and 4 other pieces of timber. Sextry:—A cope of silk with talbotts with a scutcheon on the back, a cope of silk with Jesus and stars, ditto with a scutcheon on the back with 3 lions, a cope of blue silk with similar scutcheon, &c., a suit of Jesus, priest, deacon, and subdeacon, a suit with talbotts, priest, deacon, and subdeacon, and other suits and vestments. Furniture of chambers, kitchen, buttery, and bakehouse detailed.
Debts, 52l. 14s. 3d.; to pay which are sold jewels for 15l., and the prior will pay the rest, for which he has an apple mill and all the fruit and saffern betwixt this and Hallowmas, with all wood and corn. The visitor has in jewels, 143 ozs.
Copy, pp. 3.
R. O. 6. Another copy of § 5.
Pp. 3. Endd. by the bp. of Dover : The quere and stepull led and sum on the chyrch; rentes by zer iij li. xviijs besyde a sefferyne (?) grounde and orchezerddes verthe iiij or v markes by zer.
25 Aug. 185. Cranmer to Cromwell.
R. O.
C's Letters,
The bearer, an old acquaintance of Craumer's, in Cambridge, is a man of learning, especially in Latin, by long exercise of reading eloquent authors, and by teaching, both in the University and at Ludlow where he was born. He desires for conscientious reasons to renounce his priesthood, but fears thereby to lose his salary. Asks Cromwell to write to the warden of the Guild and his brethren, who have the collation of the school, that he may continue in his room, though he renounces his priesthood. There is no ordinance that the master should be a priest. Lambeth, 25 Aug. Signed P. 1. Add.. Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
25 Aug. 186. Latimer to Cromwell.
R. O.
L.'s Remains,
Thanks him for his kindness to Mr. Evance the bearer. Is told that "the bluddy abbott " (fn. n10) said among his brethren that his last coming up to London by Latimer's occasion, cost him besides the expenses of his journey 140l., so that he was not able to make household provision and required the best mitre, the bent cross and another thing or two to make chevance withal for provision. All the jewels of the house may thus be "survayd" away without Cromwell's knowledge. Received the enclosed letter yesterday from Cromwell's visitor. (fn. n11) God forbid but his labour should be well taken, and God forbid that such deceivable hypocrisies should up again and stand at any man's suit. No, though they would give aurcos montes therefor.
Mr. Nevell lately took away a pardoner's seal for misordering himself, and sends it up to Cromwell, as he has not returned for it. Trusts in Cromwell for having a good neighbour.
Hereby is a hermitage (fn. n12) in a rock by Severn, able to lodge 500 men, and as ready for thieves or traitors as true men. Would not. have hermits masters, but rather that some faithful man had it. Mr.. Robert Acton at his return can show you further. Postridie Bartho. at Hartlebury.
Hoi., pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
187. Thomas Barnabe to Cromwell.
R. O. According to your commandment I have put me in a-readiness and hope you will soon dispatch me. This morning, Master Gowstwyke sent for me to his house where 1 do remain. He will in any wise send me to ward for 30l. which I owe to Mr. Henyg, as your Lordship remembers. If he do, I beg you will release me, else I shall have all the actions laid upon me from which your Lordship released me when I was last here.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.


  • n1. In Denmark.
  • n2. Thomas Babyngton. See Valor Eccl. v. 169.
  • n3. William Clyff, treasurer of York, installed in April 1538.
  • n4. Lancelot Colyns or Colynson.
  • n5. Blank space left for the Deputy's signature.
  • n6. The date at the end of the letter (21 August) is St. Bartholomew's Day itself,
  • n7. Madeleine.
  • n8. Marker! in the margin an "examined by the commission era."
  • n9. Marked in the margin as taken by "the Commissioners."
  • n10. Meaning apparently the abbot of Hayles who had the relic cf "the Blood" in his custody.
  • n11. The bp. of Dover. See No. 170.
  • n12. The Hermitage at Redstone Ferry.