Letters and Papers: January 1539, 26-31

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 14 Part 1, January-July 1539. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1894.

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'Letters and Papers: January 1539, 26-31', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 14 Part 1, January-July 1539, (London, 1894), pp. 51-77. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol14/no1/pp51-77 [accessed 15 June 2024].

. "Letters and Papers: January 1539, 26-31", in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 14 Part 1, January-July 1539, (London, 1894) 51-77. British History Online, accessed June 15, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol14/no1/pp51-77.

. "Letters and Papers: January 1539, 26-31", Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 14 Part 1, January-July 1539, (London, 1894). 51-77. British History Online. Web. 15 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol14/no1/pp51-77.


January 1539

26 Jan.
Hatfield MS.
Number and state of the King's ships in the Thames, 26 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.
The Mary Rose, the Peter, and the Minion, "new made, standing in their docks there, masts ready but not set up, who cannot be made ready to sail under three months time after commandment given." The Primrose and the Sweepstake, "new made, sufficient in all causes to sail within 20 days after commandment given." The Great Galley, the Less Bark, the Genet, and the Lyon, "new made, sufficient in all causes to sail within 30 days after commandment given." The Trinity, "in good point, sufficient to sail within 40 days after commandment given."
It will be hard to have shipwrights, calkers, and mariners, to furnish all these ships at once, for they must occupy 500 persons. As to masts and other stuffs to be sent from the storehouse for the King's new ships at Portsmouth, they should, for divers reasons, be laden in the Less Bark, which might thence sail into Britanny and bring home her lading of salt to bear part of the charge. The King has no place convenient to lay the cordage which he has ordered from Dansik; but room might be made in the storehouse at Deptford, at an expense of about 200l. As to the keeping "of the said Allevynne (eleven) (fn. 1) ships," there is no keeping them after their removal out of the docks they are now in, but only for three of them. To keep them afloat will cost every year in cordage and men's wages, 1,000l. The ships will also be in danger in great frosts, for which there seems no remedy but either to keep them in occupation or otherwise out of the Thames, or else provide docks before next winter.
Pp. 2.
26 Jan.
Add. MS.
33, 514, f. 13.
B. M.
Ribier (fn. 2), I.
Is glad Francis and Montmorency approve of the conversations he reported on the 31st Dec. Matters proceed better than ever, as he has assured Francis. Those here have again sent to the Emperor with the fairest offers in the world, showing that an alliance between him and them would be far more advantageous and durable than one with France, and that the Emperor ought to have regard, not only to the present, but to the future, for if he died, Francis would recover everything to which he could make any sort of claim. And even now to whom will the Emperor's children and countries have recourse except to the king of England? And why does the Emperor delay the marriage with the duchess of Milan till the coming of duke Frederic? Henry wishes to convey the impression "que, pour une seule bonne parolle d'elle, il seroit bien pour recouvrer le royaume de Dannemark." And do they think he is so poor and weak as not to value her friendship and the Emperor's alliance far more than any wealth he could have on his side? And now they mean to abandon him! The Emperor does himself far more harm than he does to Henry. Castillon would swear he has used almost the very same language to himself to dissuade Francis from amity with the Emperor' ; and if they find the Emperor immovable, they will return with similar addresses to Francis. As a last persuasion they will ask Madame Marguerite in marriage, a thing which they think ought not to be refused, and on which they found some part of their hope; if not, they will put an end to it by means of the duke of Saxony and the landgrave of Hesse, entering into the German league "qu'ils ont déja longuement pratiquée," but which, as Castillon understands, they have deferred on account of the high terms demanded of them. And in fact the King is informed that about Lent the Germans are to hold a diet, I know not where; but yesterday a doctor (fn. 3) was despatched from this King to be present at it, and as I am told, if this King be abandoned both by Francis and the Emperor, he will enter the league and do his best to bring in the duke of Juliers and the duke of Bavaria; but the English do not like this alliance, for they will have to give where they have been accustomed to receive (pour ce que là ou l'on leur souloit donner, (fn. 4) il faudra qu'ils baillent). Also, as you know, they are a proud and "incompatible" nation, and very suspicious lest any foreign nation return into their realm; "aussi ne pourroit ce estre sans grandes allarmes et querelles, parquoy peu de nations estrangeres y voudroient aussi aller les plus foibles." Moreover, when time for action comes their reliance is only in themselves; but they take such order that they expect to be strong enough for all the world; "et je pense, aussi font bien d'autres qui connoissent le train de par deça, qu'il y en aura de bien trompez sy ce temps dure."
Hears from a London merchant named Arvel, who has a brother in Venice named Gismondo, that the king of England is delivering money through a bank to the duke of Urbino's service. Has written about it to De Vaulx at Venice who will inform you what they have in view. The king of England has expressed to me the desire he has to aid the Duke, but he is so slow to disburse that I can hardly believe he has done it. If he has, it is according to the last letter Castillon wrote, to which he desires an answer. Begs again not to be left in this country. The King feels sure he will show Francis things which he believes have been concealed from him, tending to promote a perpetual amity, and is quite convinced that if Castillon could speak to him his affairs would prosper better.
It is easy to see they are afraid of something here, for a few days since all governors and captains of castles, fortresses, and ships were ordered to repair at once to their charges; and my lord Sans, Great Chamberlain of England, goes to reside at Guisnes and Master Wallop at Kalais Castle. I think that God is taking away the king of England's inteiligence, for his great pride and regardlessness of the enmity of every one; for there remained some abbeys of nuns not yet put down for fear of displeasing a large number of noblemen whose daughters and kinswomen possessed them. Yet now the King has given orders that not one shall be left, and that every nun return to her friends, giving them power by his pontifical authority to marry if they please. It is thought the disaffected on this account will be sufficient to give battle.
Had a visit a few days ago from a gentleman of the Chamber of this King, called Denys, who is in the place of Briand, who brought with him the controller of the munitions of England, who said the king of England requested that I would write to Francis to allow certain sailcloths (ollonnes) belonging to the said seigneur, which have been long arrested in Britanny, to leave, and likewise to allow the English to take 2,000 or 3,000 pieces of them out of France. Replied that it was a kind of goods to which Francis had such a special eye that he durst not write, for fear he should be suspected of favouring certain merchants to get some wine out of them. They said the King would then write himself. Thinks they have already written to their ambassador about it. Warns Montmorency that it is to equip ships of war, for the biggest could be equipped with 20 or 25 pieces, and advises that orders be sent to the ports, especially to Rouen, this Candlemas, that not a single sailcloth be exported without a licence; for merchants say that if it be known that the king of England wants them he may have as many as he pleases, licence or no licence.
Begs once more to be recalled. Has to do with the most dangerous and cruel man in the world, and if he be left till Henry discovers he has no hope from Francis, Henry will do him some ill turn, even though his own ambassador may serve as a hostage for Castillon; for he is in a fury and has neither reason nor understanding left. London, 26 Jan. 1538.
26 Jan.
B. M.
Came to Henton last night, after dissolving the late monastery of Keynsham, at lord Hungerford's request. The prior of Henton answered that if the King would take his house, so it proceeded not of his voluntary surrender, he was content to obey; otherwise his conscience would not suffer him willingly to give it over. He is of the same mind this morning. The convent are of the same mind, except three. One, Nycholas Balande, expressly denied the King's supremacy, affirming the bp. of Rome to be the vicar of Christ and supreme head of the Church. The prior says he is lunatic. Will defer the other Charter-house till their return, thinking that they may take example by this and not conform themselves. Henton, 26 Jan. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
26 Jan.
R. O.
146. THOS. CHIPSEY, Mayor of Northampton, to CROMWELL.
Has received his letter, dated Greenwich, 31 Dec., bidding him levy 15l. lost as a forfeit by divers persons in the town. One only is at home, and he wishes to remind Cromwell of the matter having been before him, and that no forfeit has yet been found. Two of the parties now in London have a letter of testimonial, signed by 80 persons, sealed with the town seal. The lord Chief Justice, (fn. 5) late recorder of Northampton, can tell Cromwell the whole state of the case. Northampton, 26 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal Endd.: Ao xxxmo.
[26 Jan.]
R. O.
Being appointed president of the King's Council in these North Parts, complains of a spiteful ballad published by some of James' subjects, full of railing against the King his uncle; and thought to be set forth for the maintenance of wrongfully usurped authority against his Highness' and other princes' authority with a view to promote mortal hatred. Sends copy. Is sure that neither James nor any person of noble heart consents thereto, and that such practises against the king of England are as much to his dishonour as to Henry's. Desires him to see such libels suppressed and the authors punished in case of further default.
Draft, pp. 2. Docketted: Minutes to the king of Scots ; and at the end : 673l. 6s. 8d.
27 Jan.
Close Roll,
p. 5, No. 34.
Rymer, XIV.
Surrender (by Wm. Holway, prior, and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. Soms., Wilts, Glouc., Hants, and clsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 27 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.
Acknowledged same day before John Tregonwell and Wm. Peter, King's commissioners.
R. O. 2. Pensions granted by the King to the prior and brethren of the late surrendered house of Bath, Soms., the first half-year's payment to be at Lady Day next, A.D. 1539, viz.:—
Wm. Holeway (alias Gybbs in § 3), prior, 80l. (with the tenement in Stalles Street in the Southgate of Bath wherein Jeffrey Stayner lately dwelt, worth 20s. rent); John Pytt, sub-prior, 9l.; Ric. Griffith, prior of the cell of Dunster, Thos. Bathe (alias Sexten, § 3), impotent, and Nich. Bathe (a. Jobbyn, § 3), B.D., 8l. each; Alex. Brystow (a. Bull, § 3), and John Bekenton (a. Romesey, § 3), 6l. 13s. 4d. each ; Ric. Lyncolne (Bygge alias Lyncombe, § 3), and John Arleston (Browne alias Adelstan, § 3), 6l.; Thos. Powell, 5l.; Ric. Gules (a. Gybbs, § 3), Thos. Worceter (a. Stylband, § 3), Wm. Clement, John Edger (Sodbury alias Edgare, § 3), Edw. Edwey (a. Style, § 3), Patrick Vertue (a. Archer, § 3), John Humylyte (a. Colyn, § 3), John Gabriell (a. Style, § 3), Wm. Bewachyn and John Benet (a. Parnell, § 3), 5l. 6s. 8d. each; John Pacyence (a. Longe. § 3), 4l. 13s. 4d. Signed : Thomas Crumwell : Jo. Tregonwell : William Petre.
P. 1.
R. O. 3. Another list of the same names and pensions, with alias names in most cases.
P. 1.
R. O. 4. Warrant by Sir Ric. Riche for the payment of all these pensions except the prior's. (List the same as § 3). Westm., 7 (?) Feb. 30 Hen. VIII.
Parchment, slightly rubbed.
R. O. 5. Similar warrant for the prior's pension. Westm., 7 Feb. 30 Hen. VIII. Parchment.
R. O. 6. A valuation of part of the lands of the late priory of Bath, Somers.
Manors of Eston and Katheryn, Southestocke, Corston, Ivelton, Chelworth and Compton Dando (value of each given) : Total, 98l. 11s. 10d. Fee of Thos. Lln., bailiff there, 73s. 4d.
Examined by Ralph La ... deputy of Matthew Coltehirste, auditor there. Endd.: "Particulars and warrants."
R. O. Petition setting forth that the prior and convent of the late monastery of Bath owe him 61l. 14s. 2¾d., and an annuity of 53s. 4d. Also as keeper of Dogmanfeld park he had 12l. a year. In consideration of this and of his service done in Switzerland, Rome, and other places with Mr. Pace, his old master, in the King's affairs, begs Cromwell ("your Lordship)" to get him in fee the manor of Combe, Somers., parcel of the said late monastery of Bath, worth 18l. a year.
P. 1. Endd.
27 Jan.
R. O.
The bearer, Mr. Over, is the man who helped me most when taking the surrender of the friars' houses there, and now at my being in Coventry for the Charterhouse and Black Monks. He was this last year sheriff of Coventry. He has always had the custody and conveyance to London of such plate as I have had in these parts to the King's use. Moreover, he does more to receive the King's servants and commissioners than most of his neighbours. I beg your favour in his suits to your Lordship. He is a "lively politic man," wherefore I have chiefly trusted him in the custody of houses suppressed here, to stay the unruly poor people from the spoil of the same. I beg he may have preferment, for his money, before others that do not take such pains for the King's affairs. Polsworthe, 27 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.: Ao xxx.
27 Jan.
R. O.
Begs Cromwell to write to Sir George Lawson to pay him the pension which he had for attendance on the Borders, which Sir George alleges he is commanded not to pay. His fee for the custody of the King's castle of Alnwick is so small and his charges so great that little or nothing comes to his hands. Reminds Cromwell of his suit for 80l., which the late earl of Northumberland owed him for serving under him upon the Middle Border. Cartyngton, 27 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Ao 30.
27 Jan.
R. O.
I have received answer for the religieuses where I got the bonnets de nuit made that they will send them as soon as they are ready, but it is impossible to make a large number quickly, for it is a long business. I therefore send you a dozen coifs for men and half a dozen for women for present use. I am sorry I could not send them all together as you wished. I hope you received my letters long ago mentioning the three Rozinbos you were good enough to send me. I long to hear news of you as much as if I were worthy to be your own daughter. Dunkirk, 27 Jan.
Hol. Fr., p. 1. Add.
28 Jan.
R. O.
My reason for coming into this kingdom has not been to do anything injurious to the princes of the Low Countries, although they have unjustly persecuted me, as your Excellence knows, but only to see the Kingdom and the Court, the King and my lord Privy Seal, and especially to speak with Mons. le Grand Portier, to know what he meant to do in my little business. Moreover, to let my adversaries see that I am not "ung decyffreur de lescolle," I have presented a request to the King, declaring only "ce que touche ma particularite." I beg you to befriend my poor wife in her desolation. London, 28 Jan. ao 38.
Hol. Fr., p. 1. Add.
28 Jan.
R. O.
I received your letter on the 27 Jan., showing that you are informed by thos. Harryes of the demeanour of Paul Douglasse and his long abode at Rye, who, when formally examined before me and my brethren, confessed, as he has now done before me and Thos. Harryes, that he was forced to fly from Scotland by the Papists, remained some time in France and crossed to London, where he had conference with the earl Douglasse; after which he returned to Rye, intending to take passage again to France, but having been three or four years diseased "morbo caduco," and because of tempestuous cold weather, he durst not sail, lest being in his disease, the mariners should cast him overboard. No matter of weight appears upon examination. He has written two letters, enclosed, and one note. Since he came to Rye he has been soberly conducted, but he remains in custody till we hear further. As to the Scottish priest Peter Cochern, with whom Douglasse had conference (which so far as we see was only for the country's sake and for physic) he has lived in Rye eight or nine years and has been no busybody, so he remains in his own house. Rye, 28 Jan.
Hol., (fn. 7) p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Anno xxxo, from the town of Rye.
28 Jan.
R. O.
Thanking you for your favour to this bearer. This day Thomas Crofts' wife desired me to beg your remembrance of her poor husband and children. If I might have the warrant for the stone and lead of the late suppressed abbey here, I would do reparations both here and at Ludlow. There is a piece of Breknoke castle fallen and another piece at Chyrke, and all must be done : God send money ! Wygmore Castle, 28 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 Jan.
R. O.
St. P. v., 146.
I arrived at Berwick on Sunday, 19 Jan., after a dangerous journey with winds, waters, frost, and snow, so that I had to hire guides from town to town and "tired" four of my horses. On Monday, 20 Jan., we, the commissioners, received the keys of the town of Berwick from Thomas Suttell, deputy of Sir Thomas Clifford, and immediately discharged Clifford and delivered the town and keys to Sir Wm. Ewry alias Ivers, on oath. That done they viewed the ordnance and armour in the castle and tower of Berwick, discharged Clifford and put the castle into the custody of Ewry. Afterwards viewed the ordnance on the walls. Much ordnance; but store houses decayed. Will bring particulars of ordnance and of repairs necessary, and indent with the captain or his deputy that was and Sir Wm. Ewry alias Ivers now captain. Barwyke, 28 Jan. 30 Henry VIII. Signed.
P.S.—The captain and council at Berwick determined to send certain articles to the warden of the marches of Scotland for redress against the "oute lawerys and rovers" and for quieting and safeguard of the borders, and sent Robert Collyngwood to Jedworth with the articles, which were well received by the Scotch warden, who said the king of Scots had commanded them to see justice done on malefactors, and had himself visited his borders to seo justice done. Collyngwood brought back letters from the Scotch warden to the captain and council of Berwick, and said that a French ambassador (fn. 8) arrived at Queensferry on Wednesday, 22 Jan., and was conducted by the King's secretary to the Court.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
28 Jan.
R. O.
St. P. viii., 135.
After leaving Cromwell they hastened to Dover, where the weather detained them three days, but on Saturday at 2 p.m. they arrived at Calais. Left the same evening, and on Monday at 10 a.m. reached Antwerp, where, by letters just arrived from Germany, they heard that in Lent next a diet of the Evangelic League would take place at Frankfort. Decided to hasten on to the duke of Saxony and the Landgrave. Expresses distress that they are so meagrely furnished to appear at a diet. Hears that the King is now lately excommunicated by the high priest of Baal. Nothing is said about the duchy of Gueldres, and it is thought that the duke of Cleves will take peaceful possession of it. The Emperor has certainly written to all the Electors to obtain the duchy, and on the other hand the duke of Cleves has referred his claim to the Electors. Perhaps the case will be committed to twelve men. Antwerp, 28 Jan. 1539.
Latin. Add. Endd.: Ao 30o.
28 Jan.
R. O.
His two mariners were delivered out of prison the day he departed. Received his letter and delivered his bills to Wm. Percye. Came four days ago from Sevyl, where there was news from the Emperor's court that he had received letters from the Bishop of Rome desiring him, jointly with the French king and the king of Scots, to make war on the King and proclaim him and his subjects to be heretics and schismatics, to be treated as Jews and infidels wherever taken. It is hoped the Emperor will not consent, though our friends here give us secret warning to take care of our goods, for they think the Emperor will have war with the King next March, and that the army in Flanders will go against England. The ambassador, Sir Thos. Vyot, commanded John Ratclyff to write from Toletho that we should not fear any war with the Emperor or any one else. On the 26th Thos. Chamberleyn left Sevyll for the Court. Asks for news. Dated at the head : 1539, 28 Jan., in Cadix.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the worshipful Ric. Abbs, merchant, in London, in the Ambros Wolley.
28 Jan.
Vatican MS.
Mon. Vat., 217.
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As to the bull against the king of England, it has not been thought right to confer with others than this King, (fn. 9) who is very desirous of every just evil (di ogni giusto male) which that most unworthy King may suffer. And because we respectfully reminded his Majesty that this affair should not be spoken of otherwise until the publication of the bull, he said it was was well done, and that it was better that any information about it should come hither from the Emperor. He is much pleased with card. Pole's mission, of whose goodness and learning he says he has heard much; and he is glad his Holiness uses such efforts to move the French king.
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Vienna, 28 Jan. 1539.
Ital. Two modern copies in R. O., pp. 4, p. 1.
29 Jan.
Titus B.I.
B. M
Remember my last letters for the house I dwell in at Redburne, that I may have it at days of payment. I have showed all my mind therein to Mr. Popley, your servant. I beg you take no displeasure that I follow not your counsel to go home to my lord my husband, which I will never do, neither for imprisonment nor for less living, which I have been threatened with often enough since I was with the King at Dunstable 3½ years ago, when my husband refused me, and I made a promise never to come to him again. It is six years come Easter since my husband put me away, and I have submitted myself in three letters which you have seen, and these three years he has sent me nothing but cruel threats, and he keeps that harlot Besse Holond and the residue of the harlots that bound me and pynnacled me and sat on my breast till I spat blood, and I reckon if I come home I shall be poisoned. I would rather be kept in the Tower of London for life. He will suffer no gentleman to come at me but Mr. Conysbe and Mr. Roylett, and few gentlewomen. If I dared come to London I would sue myself and not trouble you with letters. You promised 3½ years ago to put me to a better living, and I am sure that if I had had friends to remind you I should have had it ere this. I am a gentlewoman, born and brought up daintily and not on 50l. a quarter. I have much sickness since coming to Redburne, and never woman bare "so ungracious an eldest son and so ungracious a daughter and so unnatural." Redburne, 29 Jan. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
29 Jan.
R. O.
Certifying that he has taken the surrender of the Charterhouse beside Coventry and (considering that they lately were at great cost to obtain the King's charter of continuance and that the house is little in debt) assigned them the pensions following, which he begs may be ratified to encourage others to make like surrender. Coventry, 29 Jan.
Jo. Bocherde, prior, 40l.; Jo. Todde, "quasi cecus et senex," and Robt. Bolde "valde senex et debilis," 6l. 13s. 4d. each; Wm. Abell, vicarius, and Ric. Appulbye, procurator familie, 6l. each; Thos. Corbyn, Ric. Croftes, Thos. Letherbarow, Jo. Todde, and Ric. Slader, 5l. 6s. 8d. each; Ric. Wall.
This Ric. Wall wrote certain letters, now in my lord Privy Seal's hands, which sound dangerously towards him; wherefore he is in ward at Coventry and I reserve his pension to my said lord's pleasure.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
29 Jan.
R. O.
Rymer, XIV.,
Surrender (by Ric. Moone, prior, and the convent) of the priory and all its possessions in co. York and in cos. _ (blank) and elsewhere in England. 29 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Richard, the prior, 13 priests and a subdeacon. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 10.]
Seal almost gone.
Enrolled [Close Roll, p. 5, No. 69] without mem. of acknowledgment.
R. O. 2. Pension list of Bolton priory, viz.:—
Ric. Mone, prior, 40l.; Chr. Leedes, 6l. 13s. 4d.; Thos. Fountance, Thos. Castell, Geo. Richmund, John Cromock, Wm. Wylkes, Wm. Malhom, Thos. Pykeryng, Edw. Hyll, John Bolton, Robt. Knaresbrughe, John Halyfax, and Laur. Plompton, from 6l. 6s. 8d. to 5l. 6s. 8d. each; Robt. Burdeux, 4l. Signed: Rychard Belassys: Willm. Blithman: per Jacobum Rokeby, audit.
P. 1.
29 Jan.
R. O.
Rymer, XIV.,
Surrender of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. Lanc., York, Westmld., and Cumb., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 29 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. Signed by Robert the abbot and 22 others. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 16.]
Stained. Seal mutilated.
Enrolled [Close Roll, p. 5, No. 47] without mem. of acknowledgment.
29 Jan.
Calig. B. III.
B. M.
Reached Berwick on the 12th. Waited the coming of Sir Chr. Morys, who received the town, castle, and tower of the bridge of Berwick, with the keys of the same, from Thomas Suttyl, the deputy to Sir Thos. Clyfford, and delivered the charge to Sir William, as captain. Sir Chr. has been very active in viewing the ordnance. On the arrival of Sir John Witherington, deputy warden of the Middle Marches, by the advice of Sir Reynold Carnaby, Rob. Colynwode, John Horseley, and Lionel Graye, it was agreed that Colynwode should repair to Jedworth on the 25th to meet Sir John Camell, with others of the council of Scotland, and Andrew Carre, of Farnehirste, now warden of the Middle Marches of Scotland, who promised no injury should be done in the Marches without redress being made. They have written letters to this effect to Sir John Witherington. Sends copies. Have heard, however, that a Frenchman (fn. 10) has landed at Queen's Haven (Queensferry ?), was met by the secretary with 30 horsemen, and conducted to the King at Linlithgow. He is supposed to have brought messages from the French king, the Emperor, and the bp. of Rome. It is believed the most part of Scotland, both temporal and spiritual, will favour his demands, though the King is not inclined to them. Has viewed the patents of the King's officers at Berwick. Finds Thos. Suttyll, late deputy, joined with Sir George Lawson as master of the ordnance. As there is old malice between him and Lionel Graye, thinks it not wise they should both remain there. Berwick, 29 Jan. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add: my lord P[riv]ea Seale. Endd.
29 Jan.
R. O.
Was at Tynemouth taking the surrender, with his fellow commissioners, when Sir Will. Evers came to Berwick to enter as captain. Repaired thither with diligence and at the coming of Sir Chr. Morys the town, castle and tower of the bridge were delivered according to the King's commission. Sir Christopher has since been busy viewing the King's ordnance. He has examined all the fortifications within and without and knows what is requisite to be done out of hand. Will come up to Cromwell to make his accounts when Sir Christopher has discharged his business in those parts. Berwick, 29 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: my lord Privy Seal.
29 Jan.
R. O.
I send my son to you, as I must send him at this Candlemas to Rouen, to receive and pay the carriage of my wines, which will require a good deal of money. I therefore beg you to pay him the 60 cr. of gold you owe me, and he will return you your letter. St. Omer, 29 Jan. 1538.
Hol. Fr., p. 1. Add.
30 Jan.
R. O.
167. RICHARD HARTE, late prior of Lanthony, to CROMWELL.
Before the dissolution of Lanthony, I made certain petitions to you by Mr. Porter to whom I and my brethren entrusted the whole matter. One of these was for Mr. Porter to have in fee, the manors of Alvynton and Ayleberton, which lie mingled together. We let nothing to him against the dissolution nor did he desire it. As he hath been at great loss of late "by going down of the weirs" and at great charges both by the "coming by" the said manors and by building thereon, please let him have it according to our first petition to your lordship, afterwards sent down to me by Mr. Nich. Arnolde, your servant. Brockeworthe, 30 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add: lord Privy Seal. Endd. Sealed.
[30 Jan.]
R. O.
Begs him to take the bearer into his service, who has these 12 months asked Graynfeld to write in his behalf. His brother has 200 marks a year. If Lisle cannot have him, begs he will recommend him to the writer's brother. Wrote to him lately that Weneslade might have the farm of Frestocke. Thursday before Candlemas day.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
30 Jan.
R. O.
Thanks for his goodness. Is still in great trouble with her son. By Cromwell's award he enjoys all the rents that were his father's and she allows him all the arrearages except certain rents already by her received which with her jointure do not amount past 30l. Has offered to be accountable for this if her son will allow her for what she has paid to his brethren and sisters under his father's will, and for what she has paid in quit rents, watches, and repairs. Desires him to write to the mayor and his brethren to settle the case. Applies to Cromwell to whom the aforesaid "award" says that all variances are to be referred. Thanks him for taking her son Gilbert into his service. Calais, 30 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Ao 30o.
30 Jan.
Calig., B. III.
B. M.
Has received his letter with one to the King, who has ordered search to be made "gife ony maner of Scottis men hes maid ballettis or sangs in ye defamatioun and blasflemyng of his derrest onckle the Kingis grace of Ingland." Edinburgh, 30 Jan.
P. 1. Add.: "To the ritht honorable schire Thomas Quhortoune knyght," &c. Endd.: "from the lord Maxwell," &c.
31 Jan.
Close Roll,
30 Heu. VIII.,
Pt. I., No. 64.
Indenture, 31 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII., between the King and Robert earl of Sussex, being a bargain and sale by the latter of his manor and castle of Egremond, Cumb., called the Middlewarde, with the middle part of the forest of the same, the advowson of Gosford, and with appurtenances in Egremond, Kenyshed, Wesydale, Wastall, Drige, Ranglasse, Gosford, Bolton, Crokyng, Wilton, Cletour, Fresmyton, Morton, and Haryngton, Cumb. Warranty to be given by the Earl and lady Mary his wife, and Henry lord Fitzwater, the Earl's son and heir apparent.
Acknowledged in Chancery, 7 March 30 Hen. VIII.
31 Jan.
R. O.
I think there will be no doubt of your suit for the Friars, but you must wait till it pleases my lord Privy Seal to promote it. Mr. Polstede is very good in it. There is no such hope for the Friars' churches in London, which will be turned into parish churches, and the friars will be sent abroad to seek their living. Briggs's man is fled. I have brought his master before the Council, and he has cleared himself. The man shall not escape if he comes into this city. Morgan was with me today for the two tuns of wine for the abbot [of Westminster]. Thinks that the sale of the steers and sheep out of the Pale needs not be spoken of at present as it is sure to be known. As for borrowing money, I will take Mr. Polsted's and Mr. Popley's advice. If you can have the Friars and all their lands in fee simple, it will serve for some purpose. Lyster is not yet come. Sends letters from Kelygrew and Hide. Mr. Edmund Knyvet desires that a boy of his who is with Corbett may be sent over in the first ship shackled. It is not needful that you should bear the charges of spial, if it be extraordinary. Wyckes makes a great ado with Mr. Hare, who has commanded me at divers times to appear before him. The matter cannot long be deferred. Mr. Hare says he must have answer before the term passes or he will show the King of it. All this trouble is caused by negligence in Lisle's officers; for unless it can be shown "that Prosser was lawfully put out and Wyckes lawfully put in, this man shall not be restored to his hold." You must make a determinate answer to Mr. Hare. My lord Edmund [Howard] shall have certain lands given him, and Mr. Bowis shall succeed him in Calais. My lord Admiral is daily at Court. He has never spoken to me about Porchester. London, 31 Jan.
Hol., pp. 2. Sealed. Add. Endd.: Sir Robert, vicar of Portsey.
31 Jan.
R. O.
C.'s Letters,
Sends a copy of the sermon which Dr. Croukehorne should preach, for Cromwell to peruse, and add or take away as he thinks convenient. Ford, 31 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
31 Jan.
R. O.
Rymer, XIV.,
Surrender (by Alice, the abbess, &c.) of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. Warw., York, Leic., and Ntht., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. Appointing Ambrose Clarke and John Redyng, laymen, as attorneys to receive the premises and deliver them to John London and Edw. Baskerfylde to the King's use. 31 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. No signatures. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 37.]
Seal good.
Enrolled [Close Roll, p. 1, No. 57] as acknowledged, same day, before John London, clk., King's commissioner.
31 Jan. R. O.
Notwithstanding Cromwell's determinate answer to the men of Chester in their suit concerning the custom of leather, they still hope through my lord of Norfolk, Mr. Treasurer and others, to obtain a new confirmation of their old charter and liberties, making them free of all manner customs except pryse wine and iron. By such a confirmation since the statute of leather, they would be discharged of the custom. This would do much good to the city, wherein the course of merchandise is sore decayed. The whole country has great need of reformation in their liberties, both in town and country. At his coming up this Lent, will show him articles necessary to be reformed, by which both the King and the subjects would profit. Asks for the preferment of the house of Black Friars at Chester, which adjoins the backside of his house. Most of the gardens thereof are in his hands already by lease. Chester, 31 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal, Endd.: Ao. xxxo, Mr. Waren, alderman.
31 Jan.
Calig. B. III.
B. M.
Ellis I. S. II.
Has considered his complaint of ballads and books of defamation made by Scotchmen against the King his uncle, and given orders throughout the Borders "to defend sic thingis to be usit," and ascertain the authors. Thinks, however, such things are "imaginate and devisit" by Englishmen, as he never heard of them before. Has given charge to lord Maxwell, warden of the West Marches, about it. Linlithgow, 31 Jan.
P. 1. Add.: Schir Thomas Warthoum, wardane of the West Marches of Ingland. Endd.
31 Jan.
R. O.
Micguel, at Brussels, by the King's post, I received your letters of 18 Jan. and reply that at your writing and the King's desire, I have come to Brussels, with great difficulty on account of the floods, to do my best in the King's affairs. I urged the Queen to give the King a friendly answer. She replied that she had indeed commission to treat; but for certain articles which have intervened between the Emperor and the ambassadors, it has been necessary to communicate with the Emperor, from whom there is as yet no reply. The Queen has told the ambassadors that it is not her fault that matters do not proceed. I will wait here till the Emperor's answer comes. Commendations to the King and my lord Privy Seal. Bruselles, 31 Jan. Subscribed:—"Copie de la lettre de Mons. le Conte de Burren."
Copy in Mercator's hand. French, p. 1. Endd.: Ao 30o.
R. O.
178. [SIR WM. EURE to JAMES V.]
Sundry books of balettes and diffamatory railings have lately been published by Scotchmen "of evil disposition, yea, and of cankered malice," against the King of England. Desiring to nourish the amity between the countries, sends a copy, containing a foolish flattering, founded upon feigned prophecies, forged, as it seems, purposely to impress a grudge between the two Kings, and to essay to dissolve the amity between them and their successors. Requests him to stop the books and punish the authors. Believes the cause to be the King's action in reclaiming his right taken from him under pretence of apostolic simplicity. They are no true subjects of James, who mean so unhappily. Begs James to take his letter in good part. Berwick (?) ... Jan.
Draft, pp. 2. Mutilated. The writing gallstained and partly illegible.
R. O. 2. Modern copy attached (in the handwriting of Mr. Lemon, late keeper of the State Papers).
[ Jan.]
Ribier I. 396
179. JAMES V. to [FRANCIS I.]?
Has received his cordial letters and message by the Seigneur de Lassigny. Does not require to answer them at length as his cousin the Cardinal is now going to France (vers vous) as requested by Francis himself (suivant ce que vous m'avez mandé). Signed: "Votre bon et humble fils, James Rex."
French. Begins: Monsieur.
The King has given to Cromwell certain offices at Havering, including the keepership of the south gate of the park with 2d. a day, which the writer had by patent, always renewed. Will renounce the patent to Cromwell with as good will as he has heretofore retained it. Hopes Cromwell will be good lord to him, for it is all the office, fee, farm, priory or parsonage that he had in 24 years' service. Asks him also to be good lord to him in his inheritance within the park which he has ever enjoyed without contradiction. The master of the game has 3d. a day for the two lodges and Cely has 1½d. to his house with certain cattle and geldings going in the park. Is charged as the tenure of his land to repair a certain pale in the park, the King finding the timber. Ten years ago ago the King gave him a licence for 200 tun of beer, (fn. 11) and after he had paid for the seal, a restraint came to the custom house, so that he had no profit thereof.
Has asked Wm. Bowlles and other customers for a certificate of the truth to show Cromwell, but they say the licence is a certificate of itself. Asks for letters to the customers that he may enjoy his licence. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Sir Thos. Cromwell, knight of the Garter, Lord Cromwell. Endd.
R. O. i. Fees of officers:—
To my lord ... the county of ... To Gruffith [Richardes bailiff of Eston juxta] Stamford in ... To John Tu ...
ii. * * * by hyr letters patentes for [term] of life * * *
The earl of Wilts, as steward of Busshey, Herts, 40s. Sir Thos. Hennege, as steward of Castre, Linc., 66s. 8d. Oliver Frankelyn, as receiver-general, 10l.; as feodary of the revenues, 4l.; as keeper of Dunyate park, Soms., 6l. 13s. 4d.; as keeper of Cotingeham woods, Yorksh., 31s. 8d. * * * [Six items, viz., 74s. 2d. for some office at "... lynton" (i.e., Yarlington, Soms.?), 6l. 20s. for one at "... re," Herts (i.e., Ware), 4l. 13s. 4d. for one at Clavering, Essex, 4l. 13s 4d. for one at Stokenham, Devon, 53s. 4d. for the hundred (of Christchurch, Hants?) and sum mutilated for "... ood," Hants (probably Ringwood)] To the said Lewis [Lewis ap Hoel] for the bailliwick of Christ Church, Hants, 40s. Oliver Wallop, as keeper of Christchurch Castle and Stirfeld Chase, Hants, 6l. 13s. 4d. Nic. Fawkener, as keeper and bailiff of Warblington park and manor, 6l. 13s. 4d. Wm. Legge, bailiff of Chalton, Hants, 60s. Wm. Perkyns, as keeper of two parks at Crokeham, Berks, 4l. 11s. 3d. John Rockeley, as keeper of Bissham house, Berks, 60s. 10d. Edward Mountagewe, lord Chief Justice, as steward of Eston juxta Stamford, 20s. Thomas Hacluke, as steward in Wales, 26s. 8d. Owyn David, as bailiff of Bussh[ey], Herts, ... John Cobley, as steward of all the l[ands in] Devonshire, ... Robt. Tyrwhite, as bailiff of the market of Ca[stre], Linc ...
iii. Annuities:—
The duke of Suffolk, 40l. The lord Privy Seal, 20l. Mary Danett, 20l. John Babham, 20l. Oliver Frankelyn, Chr. More, Wm. and Joan Cholmondley, Ric. Temeoo; John Cobleigh, John Corbett, Jerome Raglonde, Jeffrey and Agnes Lee, John Walker, Edm. Mervyu, serjeant at law, [Richar] de Russheford, ... Legge, ... Yakesley, M.D., and Edward Wotton, M.D., various sums less than 20l. Total annuities, 168l. 8s. 4d.
iv. Debts owing by the said countess [of Salisbury].
To John Babham, late steward of the said lady of Sarum's household, on his account ended 29 Sept. 29 Hen. VIII., 65l. 18s. 4d. To John Llewys, a loan, 66l. 13s. 4d. Wm. Cholmondley, loan, 66l. 13s. 4d. (fn. 12) John Willes and Alice Lupsett, loans, 100l. each. Sir Ralph Waren, alderman of London, for stuff, 101l. 9s. 10½d. Ric. Holte, for linen clothes, 20(?)l. 6s. 5d. John Scutte, tailor, for stuff, 111l. 0s. 11d. Roland Shakerley, mercer of London, 7l. 4s. Roger Pankes, skinner, 8l. 15s. 3d. John Newton, priest, loan, 8l. 2s. 9d. Geoffrey Lee, loan, 16l. 8s. 2½d. Geoffrey Lee, two years' annuity, 10l. Thomas Asshe, pothecary, for medicine, 26s. 4d. Thomas Clakston, priest, loan, 13l. 6s. 8d. Arnold Shomaker, 50s. 4d. Walter Assheton, Pewterer, 37s. 4d. Dr. Yakesley, two years' annuity, 4l. Edward Wotton, physician, one year's annuity, 60s. Jerome Raglond, marriage money, 6l. 13s. 4d. _ Stoughton, marriage money, 13l. 6s. 8d. [My] lord chamberlain, one year's fee, 13l. 0s. 10d. Sir Thos. Hennage, two years' fee, 6l. 13s. 4d. Mary Danett, widow, two years' annuity, 40l. The president of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, loan, 33l. 6s. 8d. Thomas [Ha]ckluyte, for two years' fee, 53s. 4d. John Rosseley, 32s. 2d.
Pp. 6. In the same hand as the document calendared in Vol. XIII., Pt. II., No. 455, from which the words in brackets are supplied. Much mutilated.
R.O. I have been well received, for your Lordship's sake, by divers in these parts, and think it my duty to certify you of their good hearts. I have been at Mr. Wygiston's house, and where I found assembled a right honest sort of his children, whereof part are married and part not. All his sons and sons-in-law are in the King's service. He is much esteemed and resorted to in the whole shire. He dwells in the parsonage of Wolston, "improperyd" to the late Charterhouse beside Coventry. He new built [his house] under promise of an extension of lease, but the late master broke his promise and granted the reversion to another. Advises Cromwell to favour his suit. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.: Ao xxxo.
R. O. "Abridgement of Dr. London's letters."
Has taken the surrender of the cathedral church of Coventry. House in debt, and little plate and jewels by reason of the first fruits. 14 copes of tissue and 2 of old work reserved for the King.
(fn. 13) "The bp. of Chester and the country be desirous to have it a college and learned men for preaching." The King to cause abbots thereabouts, as Kilingworthe, that be pensionate to spend their pensions there, and not lie lurking in corners. That Dr. Baskerfeld "might be one there."
ii. "Letters of the same touching the Charterhouse":—
"The prior of the Charterhouse besides Coventry had conveyed into divers men's hands, and part hid in the earth, of the substance of the house. Which he found by the help of Mr. Morloo, of Coventry."
Examined the letters sent unto the prior of Hinton, and found the prior and proctor of Coventry ignorant thereof. It was only from the vicar and convent; and was devised and sent by Richard Wall, monk, who did not read it to them, for they were otherwise occupied. Has committed Wall to ward. "And unto the first part of the said letter the answer of Richard Wall is that the prior of Hinton, at his being there, promised them that in case their house should be dissolved and his stand he would not stick to give to ij. or iii. of them a 'males mete.'"To the words "expel" and "persecution" Wall makes faint excuses, and submits himself to the King, as appears by the bill of his answer.
iii. "Master Newman's letters."
The earl of Bridgewater, by your letters of justice, had ordered a child of eight years, whom Dr. Egeworthe had put out of his farm, to be restored till the matter might be ordered at Dr. Egeworthe's court there. However Dr. Egeworthe has removed the child by an injunction, and called him and others to Westminster with a subpœna. Newman desires your letters to Egeworthe to cease his such extremity.
P. 1. Endd.: "Men of Chester."
Cleop. E. v.
B. M.
Copies of three, or perhaps four, letters, purporting to be written by different persons, but evidently the same handiwork, with addresses in the margin:—(1.) To Mr. Thomas White, in Brede Strete in Bristow, from Coventry. (2.) To Thos. Abyngton, in Bristow, from Croydyn. (3.) To Mr. John Colys, town clerk of Bristol, from Shaftesbury. The first letter, however, is dated as if written at Cologne, the second as if from Rome, 10 Jan., and the third is addressed at the head, not to the town clerk, but to the vicar of St. Leonard's. (1.) The first runs:—"O you enemies to God's word, why hath you accused the same faithful young man (fn. 14) that did read the lecture, the very word of God?" He did nothing but scripture would bear him. Though the King make such ordinance, the learned will leave it and stick to God's ordinance. I trust you shall all repent it when my lord Privy Seal hears of it. "And you foolish mayor, (fn. 15) and that knave Thomas White, with the liar Abynton, the prater Pacy, (fn. 16) the flattering Hutton, (fn. 17) and drunken Tonell, foolish Coke, (fn. 18) dreamy Smith, and the niggard Thorne, (fn. 19) hasty Sylke, stutting Elyott, simple Hart, and grinning Pryn, proud Addamys, and poor Woddus, the proud vicar of St. Leonard's, the lying parson of St. John's, the drunken parson of St. Tween's, the brawling master of the Calenders, the prating vicar of All Hallows, with divers other knave priests shall all repent this doing." Written at Coleyn (Coventry ?) by your lover William Ryppe, of Bristol.
(2.) The second letter is headed "To the enemies of God's word, as the knave the mayor, very fool to the King's grace, and enemies of my lord Privy Seal, and to Mr. Mawnsell." Taunts them, that having put "this faithful reader" in prison they are now glad to let him out again, else they should have been burned out of their houses. "You shall all repent this doing if some of us do live, and specially some of the knave priests, as the same proud knave, the vicar of St. Leonard's rowling his nightcap of velvet every day and not able to change a man a grote, and the drunken parson of St. James, and that perpetual knave, the parson of St. Stevyns and brazen-face knave of All Hallows, baburlyppe knave the priest of St. Leonard's, with long Sir Harry and little Sir Thomas, with the vicar of St. Austin's, the old fool. All these of this diocese that have cure shall go like knaves to sing Ave Regina when the bishop come; for they have warning the last visitation." As to the temporality, Thomas White now begins to shrink in his horns. The foolish mayor must follow knaves' counsel "at the instance of the two poticaries, the false[st] knaves that ever was sheriffs this 1,000 year," against the honest reader who holds the King of Heaven before the king of England, &c. You shall know more of my mind when our bishop comes from London. By your lover, Thomas Abynton, in haste, from Rome (Croydon?), 10 Jan.
(3.) The third is headed "To the stinking knave. Sylke, vicar of St. Leonard's."
"Thou shiting and stinking knave, I cast in a letter of late into thy chamber to deliver to the lying knave Thomas or Richard Abyngton," but thou, like a knave, must deliver it to Thos. White. Thou shalt lose one of thy ears before Mid-Lent Sunday. I write charitably that you deliver the reader ere the bishop know it, or he will ruffle among you for it. The knave sheriffs are a great occasion of the poor reader's trouble, especially Harrys the potycary. "There is another knave Harrys in town, and that a privy and a wily knave as ever lived, crafty and subtle, and a great enemy to the word of God; but when the bishop do come he will handle him of his kind; though that the same knave Nicoll Thorne do favor him he shall not help him, nother that hypocrite his wife also." If you hardhearted knaves who put the young man in prison for his pains in reading the true word of God had not delivered him "the rather," he would have come out spite of your teeth. Discharge his sureties, I advise you. Say not but you have warning; "for it the pointmakers do rise some of you will lose your ears, and that shortly." I understand you will do nothing till the knave Recorder doth come. "I do not mean my good lord Privy Seal. I do not call him knave; but I call Davy Broke knave, and gorbelly knave, and that drunken Gervys, and that lubber Antony Payne, and sloven William Yong, and that double knave William Chester, for sometimes he is with us and sometimes he is with the knaves: but he shall be a long knave for it, and his wife a foolish drab; for she is the enemy of God's word. Fare you well for this time. Your loving friend the goodman, parson of St. Stevyns in Bedmyster beside the King's town of Faterford. Commend me to all the knave priests that be the enemies of God's word; for if we live and the bishop together, they shall not trouble this town except the King do fail us; for the knaves have no learning, nor none will learn. Yet once again, fare you well."
"By your lover Davy Harrys, potycary, and that scalde knave, William Jay, from the port of St. Mary.
"Commend me to that grinning knave, the false town clerk, he shall repent other things. You know what I mean. Commend me to old foolish Sprynge and to the angry Pykes, with divers other which do not come to my mind now; but another time beware mo of you."
Pp. 3. Endd.: Bills at Bristowe.
R. O. Pension list for "monasteries late suppressed."
Wirksope:—Thos. Stockes, prior, 50l., Wm. Nutt, Geo. Copleye, and Ric. Asteleye, 6l. each, Thos. Richardson, Wm. Ingrame, Laur. Starkbone, Alex. Boothe, Thos. Bedall, Geo. Barnesley, and Edm. Robyneson, 5l. 6s. 8d. each; Jas. Wyndebanck, and Robt. Hermystede, 4l. each, John Hailes, Chr. Haslame, and Wm. White, 40s. each.
Monk Bretton:—Wm. Browne, prior, 40l. Thos. Normanton, subprior, and Wm. Roieston, cellarer, 7l. each; Robt. Kirkbye, Thos. Bolton and Thos. Silkston, 6l. each; Geo. Whitacres, John Crofton, Wm. Barwike, Ric. Tykhille, Wm. Bretton, Ric. Walleye and Wm. Thorner, 5l. 6s. 8d. each; John Pontefract, 6l. 13s. 4d.
St. Andrew's beside York:—John Lepington, prior, 10l. (altered from 8l.); Wm. Bysset, Leonard Sharpe and John Hogeson, 4l. each.
Byland:—John Alanebrigg, abbot, 50l., Robt. Barker, prior, 6l. 13s. 4d.; Marm. Cristlowe, Thos. Poulton, Ric. Peerson, Wm. Bakster, Hen. Toppinge, Thos. Metcalff, Robt. Leeff, Peter Jackson and Chr. Crombok, 5l. 6s. 8d. each; Rich. Leithleye and John Moiser, 6l. each; Thos. Hogard, 8l., (altered from 6l. 13s. 4d.); John Herryson, nil, quia habet vicariam de Byland (altered from 40s); Robt. Bayneton, 10l.; Robt. Webster, Robt. Wilkinson, John Cleveland, Wm. Hyrde, [and Barnard Brodley], (fn. 20) 5l. each; Wm. Wederalt, Wm. Wanton, Hen. Peersen and Ric. Judson, 4l. each.
Rievaulx:—Roland Blyton, abbot, 100 mks., Thos, Jackson, alias Richmond, 6l. 13. 4d. Wm. Steynson alias Yersleye, Robt. Smyth a. Stanethorp, Robt. Wardale a. Pykerynge, Wm. Storere, Ric. Blith a. Scarbrugh, Thos. Poulson a. Yarome, Ric. Lynge a. Allertone, Wm. Broodleye a. Fayrlington, [John Pynder a. Malton], * Rog. Watson a. Whitbye, Ric. Jenkynson a. Ripon, Wm. Stapleton a. Bedall, Ric. Halle, a. Gyllynge, Hen. Cawlton a. Thryske, Wm. Wordale, Jas. Fayreweder a. Guisburghe, Chr. Symondson a. Helmsleye, Oliver Watson, a. Broghton, Matth. Tort a. Ampleford, John Altame, 6l., 5l. 6s. 8d., or 5l. each; Thos. Caprone a. Skegbye, 4l.
Kirkham:—John Kildwicke, prior, 50l., Robt. Lowson, 6l. 13s. 4d., John Blacket, 10l., Steph. Chapman, Thos. Catton, John Hawthorp, Ric. Lynne, Ric. Baylton, Jas. Perkynson, Ric. Morwyne, Edw. Newton, Wm. Bekfeld, Ant. Watson, Robt. Atkinson and John IIughson, 5l. 6s. 8d. each; Peter Williamson, deacon, 5l.; John Smelt and John Nevelle, novices, 40s. each.
Ellerton:—John Golding, prior, 13l. 6s. 8d.; Roger Dowe, Ric. Sympson, Robt. Michelson and Wm. Spenser, 4l. each.
St. Robert's besides Knaresborough:—Thos. Kentt, minister, 13l. 6s. 8d.; John Turnbulle, 5l.; John Tristrame, Thos. Yorke, John Sterkbone, Ric. Walshe, Ric. Mallynge, and Ric. Burnyston, 4l. each; John Ailmer, Robt. Gibson, and Thos. Greene, 4l. 13s. 4d. each.
Walle knolle:—Thos. Waide, master, 5l.
Tynemouth:—Robt. Blaikneye, prior, 80l. (altered from 66l. 13s. 4d.), Thos. Castle, 6l. 13s. 4d., Henry Woddall, Robt. Bolland, Robt. Forman, Robt. Halle, Thos. Bennett, Wm. Carliell, Robt. Gateshed, Wm. Erisden, Steph. Hexham, Anth. Gardener, Geo. Jasper, Clement Westminster, Robt. London, and Wm. Facet, 6l., 5l. 6s. 8d., or 5l. each; Thos. Durham, Robt. Charitie, Geo. Faithe, 40s. each.
Newburgh:—Wm. Lenewodd, prior, 50l., Wm. Barker, John Wrangham, Wm. Browne Thos. Barker, John Flyntt, Wm. Edward, Chr. Richardson, Thos. Waredrop alias Rypon, Ric. Donnynge, Wm. Johnson, Roland Forster, Robt. Tenand, Ric. Lollye, Jas. Barwicke, Thos. Warmouth, Thos. Graison, and Wm. Graie, from 6l. 13s. 4d. (in Johnson's case) to 4l. each.
Bolton:—Ric. Mone, prior, 40l., Chr. Leedes, 6l. 13s. 4d., Thos. Castell, 6l. 6s. 8d. Wm. Wilkes, 6l., Thos. Fontance, Geo. Richmund, John Cromok, Wm. Malhome, Thos. Pykering, Edw. Hille, John Bolton, Robt. Knaresburgh, John Halyfax, Laur. Plompton, 5l. 6s. 8d. each, Robt. Burdeux, 4l.
Signed: Thomas Crumwell.
Pp. 9. Endd. as above, and also: "Pensions signed only by my lord Privy Seal."
186. BUDGEGOOD'S PAPERS. (fn. 21)
MS. in Archivio
di Stato,
i. Draft of the greater part of the letter in Vol. XIII. Pt. II. No. 433.
ii. Plans for reconciling England to the Church.
There are three modes of bringing the king of England and his realm back to the Catholic faith: 1, by money; 2, by policy; and 3, by the sword.
1. To win lord Cromwell and three or four more, "or else despatch them to death." 2. To find the means by the Pope's commandment, with assent of the Emperor, the French king, and other Christian princes, that their subjects hold no intercourse with the English as long as the land stands interdicted; which commandment should not be put in execution till the writer has practised to set such divisions in England that the subjects shall rise against their prince. 3. At which time "I shall upon such knowledge of those which shall invade the land with power that I suppose my poor counsel and knowledge shall do [as much ?] as the power of 20,000 men."
iii. "A prophecy of Wales upon a Red Cap, which was showed and declared in Spain, in the time of the king of England's army, then being there captain general the marquis Dorset, my lord and master, again the French king in the quarrel and maintenance of Pope July":—That one with a Red Cap brought up from low degree to high estate should rule all the land under the King and put to death the duke of Bucks "as by the name of a buk with a berd," and afterwards procure the King to take another wife, divorce his lawful wife queen Catherina and involve the land in misery. That divorce should lead to the utter fall of the said Red Cap "which was the late cardinal"; and after much misery the land should by another Red Cap be reconciled, or else brought to utter destruction.
"Which prophecy the lord Cromwell well knoweth and many and often times he and I have reasoned the matter and doth ... to find and know ... of the said prophecy to prove true and take effect as he hath known ... the beginning and the sequel thereof, to appear and approve true in his time." There are other things in the prophecy too long to note here, such as that the King in desperation should lean upon his axe "and wish himself to sink into the earth."
To bring the King to reformation the Emperor and French king should write him friendly letters exhorting him to return to God and Holy Church, or else they must forsake him and all his subjects as infidels and schismatic enemies to Christ's church.
iv. The names of all the nobility of England, their ages (fn. 22) and their [activeness], being the original of the document calendared in Vol. XIII. Part II. No. 732.
v. A memorandum of the state of affairs in England headed "In Dei nomine, amen:—As concerning the great and mischievous and Luterious opinions used in England by the King and his nobles, spiritual and temporal, and the commons of the same, these following were and be the first original beginnings of the said Luterian opinion." Proceeds to sketch the growth of this opinion from the time that the cardinal of England heard a prophecy that his fall would be by a woman and, supposing that woman to be queen Katharine, conspired against her. How "that vicious woman" Anne Boleyn allured the King, as she did others, by enchantment. How the King associated himself with her, and many books of Luterian opinions were put forth, and the Testament, Old and New, translated into English, not after the right sense but at the will of the translator. How the King made himself head of the Church, who, as soon as he had that power, appointed him that is now archbishop of Canterbury to that archbishopric, on the death of William Warham, on condition that he should marry the King and Anne Boleyn, which he did. Promotion of heretic bishops and suppression of monasteries "which was the chief cause of the great rebellion that was in England made by the Northern men, so that I suppose now there will be very few or none standing," but all in the King's hands to the value of 200,000l. or 300,000l. a year, besides jewels, &c. That money, it is secretly spoken, is to procure some great act to the destruction of the Apostolic Church of Rome; and for that purpose, or for self defence, he has allied himself with divers princes, cities, and counties of Germany of his sect and opinion. It is hard by the sword to bring him to reformation, and by other means harder "by reason that covetousness is so entered into his sect."
vi. Account of Budgegood's travelling expenses.
Costs out of England to Depe, 50s. At Roan his costs and the making of a coat, shoes, &c. Costs to Paris, Bruges, Louvain, and back to Paris. (29 items.)
vii. An account for beef, mutton, sausages, and other provisions, reckoned in quadrines.
From a modern transcript in R.O., pp. 8.
R. O. "A declaration of the circuit of the walls of the town and castle of Berwick with the towers of the same, and of the particular decays necessary to be repaired, and other divers things to be noted for the strength of the said town." (fn. 23)
A very full and minute description, with measurements of different parts of the walls and fortifications.
Pp. 14.
ii. Another copy.
Pp. 13. Endd.
188. NEWS from MILAN.
Nero B. VI., 3.
B. M.
Nothing new about Turkish matters except that the Christians have fortified Castilnovo (Castrum novum) and another town not far from it which had been taken by storm,—places very convenient for the Venetians. Of Barbarossa's fleet about 30 sail (navigia) were wrecked in a tempest; the rest got to Constantinople. Doria's fleet (classis Dorica) remained in Sicily, and the Prince himself was expected at Genoa to get things ready for next spring. 18 galleys were being built there for a new expedition which is expected to be a very strong one. By the last letter from Spain it is expected that the Emperor will come to Sicily about March to promote the expedition, for which he is collecting a great sum of money from the Spaniards, who spare no expense in that cause. Here at Milan all are highly pleased and quite devoted to the Emperor, with no fear of the duchy going out of his hands as many boasted that it would. The Pope was making warlike preparations against the duke of Urbino for the duchy of Camerino which he held by right of his wife; and after that affinity contracted between the Pope's grandson and the Emperor's daughter, the Emperor and the Venetians were remaining neutral (indifferentes). News has also come that the duke of Urbino had abandoned Camerino that the duchy of Urbino might not be imperilled; and had referred the matter to the Pope's judgment; and it is thought the Pope will make him some allowance for the dowry (pro jure dotis que Duci obveniebat).
P.S.—News has just come, that though the matter of Camerino was in treaty it was not settled, because the duke of Urbino was obstinate, and the Pope was daily increasing his forces at Foligno. Meanwhile endeavours are made by some to promote a peace. The Turk had abandoned the siege of Napoli di Romania, which belongs to the Venetians; which has led to many conjectures. News has come that the duke of Florence has contracted marriage with the daughter of the viceroy of Naples.
Lat., pp. 2. In Vannes' hand. Endd.: The copy of a letter from Milan.
R. O. Interrogatories to be ministered against Sir Nich. Caruew, knight.
1. Whether he sent any letters to the late lord Marquis. 2. And when, where, and how many? 3. What was written in them, and what matter was contained therein? 4. Like interrogatories to be ministered as to letters sent by him to the lady Marquis. 5. Whether he signed the letters. 6. Or, if not, wherefore not? 7. What communication he has had with the Marquis touching the King, the late Princess dowager, or the lady Mary, or of the King's proceedings; or with Sir Edward Nevell, or with the lord Montague. 8. Like interrogatories concerning letters he has received from the late lord Marquis, the lady Marquis, the late Princess dowager, the lady Mary, Sir Edward Nevell, or the late lord Montague. 9. Where such letters be now and who were the bringers thereof ?
P. 1. In Ric. Pollard's hand.
R. O. "First, as concerning my knowledge of matters belonging to the late Princess Dowager" in the time that she was taken as Queen, at the beginning of the great matter between the King and her I divers times helped to close and seal letters from her to the Emperor and to Rome, which were despatched by Dr. Fernando, her physician, who wrote them in Spanish and used to resort to the Emperor's ambassador then here. 2. After Fernando departed to the Emperor, Dr. Michael, "being physician with her to her dying day," practised (I think) with the same ambassador, and certainly with this, for I have taken letters to this ambassador from Greenwich to Baynard's [Castle], from Ampthill, after the changing of her name, and from Bugden, "at which time the same Michael wa[s sen]t to London to th' ambassador, as I think, for a dispatch [ag]en." 3. The said Michael wrote many times besides by her Flemish footmen, named [La]uncellott and Bastyan. 4. I was sent several times to the bp. of Rochester that was beheaded, for books and for his chaplain, Dr. Addyson, to come to her at Greenwich. 5. There came one [tim]e certain writings from Rome, and I w[as sent] in post from Reding to Gloucester and Lanthony for Dr. Gwent to come to her to Woodstock, he (Gwent) can tell what these and other writings he has seen were. 6. Mr. Griffithe practised with the bps. and doctors of her council and with the Emperor's ambassador "with sending to her learned men at Rome." 7. The Friars Observants came at divers feasts and sundry places to confess the ladies and gentlewomen, sometimes saying it was their way from one of their houses to another. Their names were Riche, Peto, Sebastyan, Curson, Covert, Robynson, Forest, Neswyk, and others. Between the Princess dowager and her daughter, the lady Mary, I was not only messenger in sickness as in health, but wrote her mother's letters sent by both their servants, "but also when there was any great matter of likelihood, some time that wa[s] written in Spanish, seeing her daughter could [read i]t perfectly, and sometimes old Mr. John Poticary ... in his way to London, but if there were any special[e matti]er then the physician went or did write, but I can [tell of] noo mattier because I did not know it." 8. As to the [letters] in my hand to the lady Marquesse from the Dowager, I wrote them as she spake them word for word, and "when I had closed them I left them with h ... that I delivered none to my remembrance, but divers ti[mes di]d see both her servant Dawbeney and one Thomas Fot[eman] and one dwelling in Essex." 9. "Item, I cannot rem[em]ber more than one letter that I delivered myself to her at [Sa]incte Lawrence Pounteney, and carried another, the lord [Mar]ques being there talking in a gallery with Mr. Treasurer th ... the King's officer, the Marquis praying me to make his humbl[e recom]mendations to the Dowager." 10. If any man con[veyed] any matter by mouth, it is John Wheler, who bore her tokens to the King and resorted to Mr. Norres, and, I think, [to the] Marquis and the Lady, "and as it appeareth in on[e of t]he letters his wife was with the Marquesse."
11. "Item, I sent letters from the said Dowager to the lady Mary, her daughter, from Kymmolton to Hatfield at divers times, as well by my brother, as by one that was my servant, who brought answers in writing without superscriptions on both parts, and when I delivered them she made me always go for her physician.
12. "Item. The same Dowager did mistruct me, for I was examined two times," once because I brought Philip Poticary to Mr. Wriothesley, being sick at Waltham, "who did then labour much in the King's great business," and for keeping company with him, Dr. Craford and Roland Lathum, "to whom I might show how her matters was handled;" the other time at Kymmolton, because I was much with Sir Edmund Bedingfield and Sir Edward Ch[a]mberlain and was suspected to be their instrument. I offered to rec[eive the sacramen]t for my declaration.
13. Touching [Sir Nic]holas Carew, I remember no letters or matter be[tween the] Dowager and him, "but his wife did send divers [letters to] her, and I cannot say perfectly whether she ha[d any] letters again or not, but as to say between him and the lad[y M]ary, about the time that the King's council [had] sent to her to Hunsdon, he sent for me to his cham[ber] at Westminster, bidding me welcome, saying that the ca[use] he sent for me was for that he did know I d[id give] my heart and service to her for her mother's sake, [and he] showed me a letter of his own hand to her, wherein he [be]sought her [for] the love of God, and so in likewise did [all] her friends here desire her to follow the King's desire, and they were sure that his Majesty was minded at that Parliament to make her heir apparent till God should send his Majesty other issue. At which time I made answer, I durst not except I did know my Lord's pleasure, then being secretary, who bade me not fear for he would show him his self, saying that he was sure Master Secretary would give a hundred pounds that she would consent. And so thereupon I went with his letter to her Grace, who showed me that her Grace had received the same day a letter from his wife by her servant. And the same day Tomewe, servant to the said Master Secretary, being there with her Grace, unto whom I showed the cause of my coming. And that night he and I came to London about midnight."
14. "Item. The same time the said lady Mary's Grace did cause me to write ij copies of her letters then sent to the King's majesty and [Mr. Se]cretary, and prayed me first to show them [to the Emper]or's ambassador and after to her cousin M[arques, and] so I did, and then the said Marques [desired me to w]rite a copy of them that he might s[how the same to othe]re of her friends, and then brought me paper, pen, [and ink] unto a little closet at Westminster within his cham[ber].
15. "Item. Soon after tha[t] ... I herd say the said Marques and Sir Nicholas Ca[rew] with other were before the King's Council, in ex[ami]nation, as it was thought, for sending to her; so that, b[ut a]t these times I never had to do neither with the [Mar]ques nor Sir Nicholas Carew."
Pp. 4. Mutilated. The inner and outer leaf found apart. Endd.: Touching the treason of lord Montague.
191. GRANTS in JANUARY 1539.
1. Sir John Dudley and Joan his wife, d. and h. of Sir Edw. Guildford, and John Guildford. Licence to alienate the manor of Magna Pepinbury and Parva Pepinbury, Kent, and the manor of Bullockystowne, Sussex, to Thos. Crumwell lord Crumwell. Westm., 1 Jan, 30 Hen. VIII. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 8, m. 21.
2. Thomas Crumwell lord Crumwell, keeper of the Privy Seal. To be constable and doorward of Ledes castle, Kent, and parker and keeper of Ledes park and Langeley park, Kent, with fees as enjoyed by Sir Thos. Bourcher, temp. Hen. VII., or Sir Hen. Guldeford and Sir Edw. Guldeford in survivorship, or Sir. Edw. Nevyle, in those offices. Del. Westm., 4 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 8, m. 7.
3. Sir Geoff. Pole, or Poole, of London, alias of Lurdyngton, Sussex. Pardon. Greenwich, 2 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 4 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 8.
4. Sir Giles Strangweys. To be steward of the lordship or manor of Cranbourne, Dorset, and warden, master, ranger, and keeper of the chase of Cranbourne, Dorset and Wilts, and of the game in the same chase. Grenewiche, 30 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 8.
5. Sir Giles Strangweys. To be keeper of Blagdon park, Dorset, having the herbage, pannage, and warren of coneys there at a rent of 13l. 6s. 8d.; fees to be paid by the receiver of the manor of Cranbourne. Grenewiche, 30 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 8.
6. John Yong, the prior, and the convent of Holy Trinity, Rypyngdon, Derb. Licence to alienate the manor of Graundesden Magna and lands in Graundesden Magna, Hardewyke, and Leycotte, Hunts; Sutton Bonyngton, Notts; and Westleyke and Estleyke, Notts; with the advowsons of the churches of Westleyke and Estleyke and lands in Donesthorpe, Derb.; and the advowson of the vicarage of the church of Magna Badowe, Essex; to Sir Fran. Brian, Sir John Porte, Sir Geo. Gresley, and Hen. Audeley, their heirs and assigns for ever. Del. Westm., 4 Jan. Vacated because inrolled on the fifth part of patent roll 29 Hen. VIII. [See Vol. XIII. Pt. I. 190 (7)]. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2.
7. Giles Forster. To be steward of the manor of Marton, Westmor., parcel of the lands of Hen. duke of Richmond and Somerset, dec., with fees from Michaelmas 28 Hen. VIII. Grenewiche, 27 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 9.
8. John Peryn, clk. Presentation to the parish church of St. Peter, Knolle, in the island of Purbek, Salisbury dioc., vice master Thos. Payne, clk., resigned. Grenewich, 5 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Jan—P. S. Pat. p. 4, m. 21.
9. Fran. Pygott and Eleanor his wife. Licence to alienate the manors of Stratton, Beds, and Shenley, Bucks, and certain lands, &c. in Shenley, with the advowson of Shenley church, to Walter Henley and Robt. Pygott and the heirs of the said Walter for ever; on condition that the said Walter and Robt. shall grant the manor of Stratton to the said Francis and Eleanor in survivorship, with remainder to Thos. Pygott s. and h. apparent of the said Francis and Eleanor, and the heirs of the said Thos. for ever; and also on condition that the said Walter and Robt. shall grant certain acres of wood, parcel of the said manor of Shenley and the advowson of the church to the said Francis for life, and the said manor of Shenley and the rest of the premises in Shenley to the said Francis for one month, with remainder to the said Thomas Pygott and Anne his wife, and the heirs of the body of the said Thos., with contingent remainder to the right heirs of the said Francis for ever. Westm., 8 Jan. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 7.
10. Edw. Fenys lord Clynton and Saye, and Eliz. his wife. Grant of the reversion and rent reserved upon a lease by indenture to Thos. Hall of Huntyngdon, Hunts., 20 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII., of the house and site of the dissolved priory of Haverholme, Linc., and certain lands (specified) in Haverholme, Amwyke and Ryskyngton Linc., belonging to the said late priory, except timber and the buildings ordered to be destroyed. The lease is for 21 years, the rent, 10l. 15s.
Also grant to the said Edw. and Eliz., of the house and site aforesaid; the church, steeple, and churchyard of the said late priory; the manors of Haverholme and Amwyke and all other lands in Haverholme, Amwyke, and Ryskyngton, Linc., which belonged to the priory, or which Wm. Hall, the late prior, or the general master of the order of St. Gilbert held. Annual value, 26l. 5s. 9½d.; rent, 8l. 7s.
Also of the house and site of the dissolved monastery of Sempryngham alias Sempyngham, Linc., the church, steeple, and churchyard, the manor of Sempryngham, Linc., and all lands, &c., in Sempryngham, Horblyn, Stowe, Belyngborough, and Cranwell, Linc., which belonged to the said late monastery, or which Roger Marshall the late prior, or the said general master of the order of St. Gilbert held; also, the messuage called Twyng grange in the parish of West-loughton, the messuage called Woodgraunge and Dole Whayte in the parishes of Kirk by Underwood, Bulby, and Yerneham, Linc., and woods (named) in Kirkby Underwood; which likewise belonged to Sempryngham.
To hold the premises by the annual rent of 52s. 7d. for Haverholme, &c., and 10l. 11s. for Sempryngham, &c.. to the said Edw. and Eliz., in tail male, with contingent remainder to the said Edw. and Eliz. and the heirs of their bodies with contingent remainder to the said Edw. and Eliz. and their heirs for ever. The grantees to be discharged from all rents and encumbrances except the above and the following, an annual rent of 16d. to Thos. de la Lawnd and his heirs issuing from lands in Horblyn; an annual fee of 40s. to the bailiff of the manor of Sempryngham; and another of 13s. 4d. for the fee of the keeper of the woods of the said manor.
Also grant of all tithes of hay, corn, &c., on the demesne lands of the said late monastery and priory.
Also grant to the said Edw. lord Clynton, in fee simple of the house and site of the late priory of Folkestone, Kent, lately dissolved; and all manors, lordships, &c., in the vills, parishes, &c., of Folkeston, Kelyng, Alkeham, Cheryton, and Everyng, Kent, belonging to the said late priory, or which Thos. Barret the late prior held in right thereof (except tithes, oblations, and fruits of the rectory of Folkeston, and the dwelling-house, lands, &c.; of the said vicarage). Annual value, 14l. 12s. 4½d.; rent, 29s. 4d. Also grant of all tithes of corn, bay, &c., in the demesne lands of the said late priory in Folkeston.
Also grant to the said Edw. in fee simple, of the house and the site of the late priory or cell of Flitcham, Norf., parcel of the lands of the dissolved priory of Walsyngham, Norf.; the church, steeple, and churchyard, the manor of Flitcham, the advowson of the rectory and vicarage of the parish church of Flitcham; and all other manors, messuages, &c., in co. Norf., belonging to the said late cell of Flitcham or which Ric. Vowell, late prior of Walsyngham, held in right of the said cell; rent, 41s. 4d. Del. Westm., 9 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 19.
11. John Aylyff., one of the King's surgeons. Grant in fee of the reversion and annual rent of 3l. 2s. 8d. reversed upon a 90 years' lease granted by Sibilla Kyrke the late prioress and the convent of the priory of St. Leonard, Stratford at Bowe, Midd., to Wm. Mounslowe, citizen and mercer of London, by indenture bearing date 1 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII., of the messuage or tenement in the parish of St. Matthew in Fryday strete in London, which Agnes Bayly, widow, then held. To hold by the annual rent of 6s. 4d. Hampton Court, 28 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 8.
12. Sir Thos. Arundell. To be keeper of the parks of Marshewood Vale and Cricklade, Dorset, with the agistment and pannage thereof; and bailiff of the lordship or manor of Marshewood Vale for life; with the usual fees. Grenewyche, 4 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 8.
13. John Zouche. To be steward and bailiff of the manor of Mere, Wilts, parcel of the duchy of Cornwall and keeper of the park of Mere, with the herbage and pannage thereof, with fees and emoluments as enjoyed by Henry, late marquis of Exeter. Grenewich, 4 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 32.
14. Thos. Elyot and Ric. Elyot. Advowson of the canonry and prebend that shall be next vacant in the royal college or collegiate church commonly called "Kyng Henry is Colledge" in Oxford. Del. Westm., 11 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 28.
15. Edw. Fenys lord Clynton and Saye. Licence to alienate the manor of Folkeston Priory, Kent, and lands in Folkeston, Alkeham, and Cheryton, Kent, to Thos. Crumwell, lord Crumwell, and his heirs for ever. Westm., 11 Jan. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 8, m. 21.
16. Edw. Slyn, Robt. Slyn, Thos. Buntyng, and Oliver More. To have the next presentation to a prebend in the free chapel of St. Mary Magdelene in Bridg-north Castle, Salop. Del. Westm., 13 Jan., 30 Henry VIII.—S.B. Pat., p. 3., m. 2.
17. Charles duke of Suffolk and Katherine his wife. Licence to alienate the manor of Dunsford, Surrey, to Thos. Crumwell, lord Crumwell, and his heirs for ever. Westm., 15 Jan. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 8, m. 21.
18. Ralph Sadeler and Helen his wife. Licence to alienate 12 messuages, 16 gardens, and four acres of land covered with water in Steweside in the parish of St. Margaret in Southwerk to Hen. Polsted. Westm., 15 Jan.—Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 8, m. 22.
19. Fras. Sydney, one of the esquires of the Escuery. To be bailiff, receiver, and woodward of the lands of the late Queen Jane in Kent, Surrey, and Sussex, which Sir Edw. Nevell, attainted, held by the grant of the said Queen, with the usual fees, profits, &c. Greenwich, 30 Dec., 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Jan.—P.S.
20. Chris. Savage, esquire of the Royal Body. Lease of the manor or lordship of Upton-on-Severn, parcel of the lands called Warrewikelonds, Worc., for 21 years from Mich. A.D. 1546 (on the expiration of a similar lease to Sir Wm. Compton by patent 23 Feb. 16 Hen. VIII., at a rent of 39l. 8s. 10d.); rent 43l. 6s. 8d. Del. Westm., 16 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.,—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 28.
21. Geo. Gifford and Margaret his wife. Licence to alienate by fine a moiety of the manors of Gynge Margarett and Newlands Hall, near Wretyll, Essex, to Ric. Huls and his heirs for ever; to be regranted to the said Geo. and Margaret and the heirs of the body of the said Margaret with remainder to the heirs of the body of Thos. Bradfeld late of Shewfield, in the parish of Gyngmargaret, Essex, dec., with remainder in default of such issue to the heirs of the body of John Lightfote s. and h. of Alice Lightfote, sister of the said John Bradfield, with remainder in default of such issue to the heirs of the body of the said Alice; with remainder in default of such issue to Thos. Clovield s. and h. of Edw. Clovield of Coldhall, and the heirs male of the body of the same Thos.; with contingent remainder to the heirs of the body of the said Edward; with remainder in default of issue to the right heirs of John Senthorp late of Shengilhall. Westm., 16 Jan.—Pat. 30 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 5.
22. Wm. Blechynden of Aldyngton, Kent, alias of London. Pardon of all murders, homicides, &c., committed before the 15 Oct. 30 Hen. VIII. Grenewyche, 30 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 22.
23. John Synger, clk., one of the ministers of the Chapel Royal. Presentation to the parish church of West Cooker, Bath and Wells dioc., void by death. Del. Westm., 17 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 28.
24. John Berkeley. To be the King's standard bearer, the office being in the King's gift by the attainder of Sir Edw. Nevyle, with an annuity of 40l. Grenewyche, 7 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 18 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 4.
25. Sir Robt. Dormer. Grant (for 387l.) of the manor and the rectory of Huchenden, Bucks, which belonged to the dissolved monastery of Kenelworth, Warw., as fully as Simon Jakes, late abbot of Kenelworth, held it in right of his abbey; rent 43s. Del. Westm., 20 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
26. John Parker, yeoman of the King's robes (fn. 25) ["valeetus manticæ nostræ"]. To be the King's butler in the port of Pole vice Sir James Worseley. Del. Westm., 20 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 22.
27. Chas. duke of Suffolk. Licence to alienate the manor of Nosterfelde, alias the priory in Nosterfelde, Camb., and all lands, &c., thereto belonging in Castell Campes, Cyte Campis and Horsheth, Camb., reversion of the tithes of the premises and pasturage in the woods there which belonged to the late priory of Hatfield Regis, also a rent of 10l. reversed to the King upon the premises by indenture between the King and Anne, countess of Oxford; the manors or farms called Radwynter and Dodenall Granges, and the manozs of Rodyng Eythropp, Colwardis in Burnham and Goldynger in Falcey Essex; to Robt. Traps and Joan his wife, during their lives; with remainder to Nich. Traps and the heirs of his body; with remainder to Fras. Trapps and his heirs for ever, Westm., 20 Jan. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 25.
28. Chas. duke of Suffolk. Licence to alienate the manor, farm, or grange of Steple Grange, and the lands and tenements called Freme and Jaklettys in Purleigh, Essex which belonged to the late monasteries of Tyltey, Essex, and Beilegh alias Bylegh; to John Stonard alias Stoner and Geo. Stonard alias Stonar, and their heirs for ever. Westm., 20 Jan.—Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 24.
29. John Creche, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Maxondar, Salisbury dioc., vice Geo. Croft, clk, attained. Westm., 14 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 9.
30. Sir Edw. Mountagu, one of the King's serjeant-at-law, Appointment as Chief Justice of the King's Bench. Del. Westm., 22 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B.—Pat. p. 2, m. 25.
31. Wm. Brabazon and John Colyar. Confirmation of the office of clerk of the pleas in the Exchequer which was granted to them in survivorship and by Sir Thos. Crumwell, chancellor of the Exchequer, by his deed dated 27 April last. Grenewyche 30 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Jan. P.S.—Pat. p. 2, m. 21.
32. Edw. Horsey, scholar, to the second portion in the parish church of Crokehourne, Bath and Wells dioc., void by death and at King's disposal by the attainder of Hen. late marquis of Exeter. Westm. 13 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
33. John Longlond, bishop of Lincoln, keeper of the goal or castle of Banburye Oxon. Pardon for the escapes of Hen. White of Lamborn, Bucks, "mylner," Wm. Bate of Hungerforde, Berks, bricklayer, Ric. Haryson of Dudley, Staff., "woollen-draper," John Brygeman, of Bedforde, Beds, haberdasher, John Nicholas Bowlasse of Laughton, Sussex, yeomen, Hugh Conwaye of Daventre, Northt., yeoman, and Marmaduke Leventhorpe, of Woborn, Bucks, yeoman; and all escapes of prisoners, clerks convicts, &c., from the said prison. Westm., 10 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 21.
34. Sir Anthony Browne, K.G. Licence to export timber from his manors. Westm., 24 Jan. Fr. Roll, 30 Hen. VIII., m. 2.
35. Percivall Hartt. To be one of the King's sewers (dapiferi) and also the King's harbinger vice Sir Edw. Nevell, attainted, with 50 marks a year as steward, and 20 marks as harbinger. Del. Westm., 27 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 8, m. 8.
36. Geo. Gilbert, s. and h. of Robt. Gilbert, dec. Livery of lands. Hampton Court, 8 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 1.
37. Margaret Haggeley, spinster, of the parish of St. Lawrence in co. city of Exeter. Pardon for having on the 11 April, 29 Hen. VIII., taken and carried away vi et armis a black kirtle, value 10s., a white petticoat, 3s., a red petticoat, 2s. 8d., a piece of "murrey" coloured wollen cloth, 5s., three ... of silver, 10s., and a black velvet girdle garnished with silver, 6s. 8d., the property of Wm. David at said parish. Grenewich, 31 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 50.
38. Eliz. the abbess, and the convent of St. Mary and St. Ethelfleda, Romesey, Hants. Licence to alienate the lordships or manors of Edingedon and Stepleassheton, and all their lands, tenements, and hereditaments in Edyngdon and Stepleassheton, Kevyll, North Bradlegh, Tynhed, Weste Assneton, Southwyk, Hynton, Semyngton, and Littylton, Hants and Wilts, to Sir Thos. Seymor, to hold the premises except the manor of Edyngdon and the rectory of Stepleassheton, in fee, and the said manor or rectory in tail male. Westm., 20 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 6.
II. A scrap of paper attached to the P.S., containing clauses to be inserted in the grant.
39. Frances Fortinelle, widow. Licence to export 200 tuns of beer. Westm., 27 Jan. French Roll, 30 Hen. VIII., m. 3.
40. Commissions of gaol delivery.
Huntingdon castle. Sir John Baldewyn, Sir Ric. Lyster, Thos. FitzHugh, and Ric. Milward.
The same justices for Norwich, Bedford, and Cambridge castles, and Aylesbury, Bury St. Edmunds, and Ipswich gaols.
Shrewsbury castle. Sir John Porte, Edm. Marvyn, King's serjeant-at-law, John Porte, jun., and Thos. Sutton.
The same for Gloucester, Oxford and Berks, Hereford, Worcester castles, and Stafford gaol.
Nottingham (town) gaol. Sir Walt. Luke, Sir Humph. Brown, King's serjeant-at-law, John Jenour and Ric. Jenour.
The same for Lincoln (city), Coventry (city), Warwick, Okeham, Leicester, Derby, and Nottingham gaols, and Lincoln and Northampton castles.
Launceston castle. Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir Thomas Willoughby, Nich. Rokewood, and John Dyer.
The same for Winchester and Exeter castles, Fyssherton Anger, Yevylchester, and Dorchester gaols.
Southwerke gaol. Sir John Spelman, John Baker, attorney general, Anth. Brown and John Byll.
The same for Hertford, Canterbury, Colchester, and Guldeford castles. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 2d.
41. Robt. Markham. Annuity of 8l. 8s. 8d. issuing from a moiety of a messuage with certain laud in Oxton; and certain messuages, land, &c., in Adbolton, Codgrave, Bovey, Huknall Torkerd, and Ratclyffe, Notts, lately belonging to John Williamson, deceased, during the minority of John Williamson, s. and h. of the said John; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Del. Westm., 28 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 49.
42. Wm. Haynes, King's chaplain, S.T.B. Licence to hold, besides the parish churches of Walgrave, Linc. dioc., and Cholsey, Sarum dioc., a plurality of benefices. Del. Westm., 28 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Very illegible.
43. Sir Arthur Darcy and Mary his wife. Licence to alienate the manor of Conysthorp with 20 messuages, 20 cottages, 500 acres of land, 20 acres of meadow, 100 acres of pasture, 200 acres of furze and heath, and 60 acres of wood in Conysthorp by Hynderskelf to John Thorpe and Eliz. his wife and the heirs of the said John for ever. Westm., 28 Jan. Pat. 30 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 50.
44. Wm. Fitzwilliam. Lease of the tithes of corn in the county of the town of Nottingham and Sneynton, with tithes of hay in Beiston, parcel of the possessions late of Lenton priory, Notts., in the King's hands by the attainder of Nicholas, late prior there: for 21 years; rent, 22l. according to the extent made by John Assheton. Del. Westm., 29 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. b. Pat. p. 2, m. 22.
45. John Osborne. Annuity of 40l., during pleasure. Del. Westm., 30 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 44.
46. Wm. Watson. Annuity of 33l. 6s. 8d., during pleasure. Del. Westm. 30 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 44.
47. Thos. Duckington or Dockington, salter, of London. Protection going in the retinue of Sir Arthur Plantagenet, Viscount Lisle, deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 30 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Signed by Lisle.
48. David Vincente, one of the pages of the wardrobe of Beds. Lease of the manor or lordship of Pyrrybarr, Staff., with two mills, a corn mill and a sythe mill, thereto belonging; with reservations; which premises are parcel of Warrewick's lands, and late in tenure of Martin Arden: for 21 years: rent, 20l. 10s. The premises were leased by Sir Edward Belknapp, as general surveyor of crown lands, by indenture dated 12 Oct. 8 Hen. VIII., to Martin Ardern, gent., for 21 years, from the expiration of which term they were prospectively leased for a similar term by Sir John Daunce and John Hales, general surveyors of crown lands, by indenture dated 20 June, 21 Hen. VIII., to Roger Knight of London, who, before the commencement of his term, viz., at the hustings of the Common Pleas holden in London, on Monday in the feast of St. Boniface, 23 Hen. VIII., by the name of Roger Knyght of London, one of the clerks of the Signet, was outlawed at the suit of Robt. Adams, citizen and salter of London, in a plea of debt, whereby he forfeited his term to the King. Westm., 27 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 23.
49. Martin Hyllyerd, s. and h. of Sir Chris. Hyllyerd, dec. Livery of lands. Westm., 28 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 1.
R. O. Reminds Cromwell of his promise that he should have the parsonage of Odiham. Unless Cromwell stick a little harder to it, he is like to be put aside by the Bishop's man. It cannot be true, as the Bishop writes to Cromwell, that the parson has made a sufficient lease to his servant for threescore and twelve years from 31 Oct. last, for the whole Chapter promised that no chapter seal should pass, as your Lordship had written to them in my behalf, till they had further answer from you.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.


  • 1. The ships named above are only ten in number.
  • 2. Only parts of this letter are printed by Ribier, many passages being crossed out in a hand of that time as unnecessary for publication.
  • 3. Christopher Mont.
  • 4. The word donner is inserted in a modern hand in the MS.
  • 5. Sir Edw. Montagu.
  • 6. The mayor of Rye.
  • 7. There are three letters of Byrchett's in R. O., each apparently holograph, but the handwriting of each is different.
  • 8. The Seigneur de Lassigny.
  • 9. Ferdinand king of the Romans.
  • 10. The Seigneur de Lassigny.
  • 11. In January 1529. See Vol. IV. 5243 (8).
  • 12. This item cancelled.
  • 13. Noted in the margin.
  • 14. Apparently George Wishart, who is said to have left Scotland in 1538, and got into trouble at Bristol in 1539, when Thomas Jeffreys was mayor. It appears that on the 15th May in that year he was forced to abjure some sentiments that he set forth in a lecture at St. Nicholas' church. But if this paper refers to him he must have been imprisoned for a time for a previous lecture. See "Ricart's Kalendar," 55. (Camden Soc.)
  • 15. Thos. Jeffreys.
  • 16. Thos. Pacy was mayor of Bristol in 1532.
  • 17. John Hutton was mayor in 1525.
  • 18. Roger Coke was mayor in 1535.
  • 19. Doubtless the Nicholas Thorne mentioned later. Cf. Ricart's Kalendar, 53.
  • 20. Cancelled.
  • 21. These papers seem to be connected and might have been better places where a notice of one of them has already appeared, in the latter part of the year 1538. See § iv. and Vol. XIII., Part II., No. 732.
  • 22. In this transcript the marquis of Dorset's age is given as "22," not "26" as printed by Brady, and the marquis of Exeter's as "35."
  • 23. The date of this document is uncertain, but there is no doubt some such survey was undertaken early in 1539.
  • 24. From the handwriting this would appear to be Anthony Roke, concerning whom see Vol. XI., Nos. 1082 and 1436.
  • 25. See Vol. IV. No. 6243.