Letters and Papers: October 1539, 26-31

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 14 Part 2, August-December 1539. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1895.

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October 1539

26 Oct.
Hist. MSS.
Report IV.
App. 412).
Wotton will receive by the bearer the King's letters containing his affection to the duke of Cleves and a device for the increase of their amity, which he doubts not Wotton will discreetly handle. He will thereby do a thing much to the King's contentation, and, consequently, not a little to his own commodity. Desires him to obtain commission from the Duke, at his first access, to write himself, even if the Duke will not, that he takes the King's most kind offer thankfully, and desires him to proceed. He must temper the compassing of this purpose so as they gather none occasion to think that his offer implies any other purpose than is expressed, for that might cause them to take the same less thankfully than it is worthy. Has sent letters of congratulation to lady Anne, exhorting her to the nourishment of the amity between the princes. Refers to Wotton the particular declaration of such things as she should employ herself and her mother, the Duchess, upon. Writes to the Chancellor Olesleger. Wotton is to present and further his letters, and to set forth the King's presents with good and modest words. They shall be both rich and princely. London, 26 Oct. Signed
Pp. 2. Endd. by Wotton: Recepi ult. Octobris.
26 Oct.
R. O.
Perceives by Cromwell's letter dated 18th inst. that he takes his declaration in good part. Assures him it was true. Bekynsaw is well amended. The person Wallop sent with him, brought him to Compiegne, where the bp. of Hereford, the King's ambassador, was. The next day they rode to Paris, and then Bekynsaw sent him away, saying that in 14 days he trusted to be here. Has sent to him the contents of Cromwell's letter to comfort him. Calais, 26 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal, Endd.
26 Oct.
R. O.
I have received your letter (fn. 1) notifying the discharge of Stephins, Loveday, and others of that sort, and that you have reserved their rooms, as I advised, till the King's pleasure be known, leaving them to go for their remedy to England, if they can get any. At my late being at Court, I declared to Mr. Comptroller and Sir Ant. Brown all the circumstances of that matter, and delivered to them the book of articles, so that if I be not at their examination they have promised to further the truth to the best of their powers. You inform me that you perceive your continuance at Calais will not be long. I assure you the King is very good lord to you and has no mind to recall you, unless to promote you here within the realm. No news but that the King and my lord Prince are in health. Commend me to my lady. Mottesfount, 26 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.
I beg your favour for the bearer, my deputy. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.
26 Oct.
R. O.
Hears from an English woman, a soldier's wife, in Guisnes Castle, that my lord Chamberlain (Sandys) at his last departing called the soldiers of Guisnes together and asked if they had any complaints. They begged to have their half-year's wages for last April. He answered that they should be paid this October, when he was paid; so that they now go unpaid a whole year. Knows that the King pays him 8d. and 6d. a day for 100 soldiers, amounting to 1,000l. a year, but he has not half so many, and only pays them 6l. a year, except his deputy, the constable of the keep, and the porter of the gate; not more than 300l. in all. His beerhouse in the castle is 500l. a year clear to him. The strength of the place is not regarded. Since my lord's departure there have not been more than six persons at the opening of the gates in the morning; so that 40 Frenchmen might win it in a morning without any jeopardy, although all the soldiers in wages lie in the castle. If enemies came they could not furnish half the place, and the works are not finished for lack of stuff. New men are taken in wages for a time just before the musters "and with his brewsters and other they furnish it out as well as they can." Does not want Sandes to know of his saying this. Is already 400l. worse by him, besides 200l. he received of his rents. Both he and the woman his informant would be in great jeopardy. Calais, 26 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.
Asks Cromwell to direct his servant Thacam to inform him of the receipt of this letter. Suggests that he should advise the King to have rulers here who favour the Word of God, and then this malice and grudge would cease, though there has never been more obedience to the Deputy and Council since Lacy has known it, 34 years. Lord Gray, the upper marshal, (fn. 2) and Sir Geo. Carew favour all such as love the Word of God.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
26 Oct.
R. O.
Account of white lights, cruses, gallon pots, "tryn chryges," and watching lights delivered "for the use of my ... [and] the monastery (fn. 3) " by Robert Wanton, 26 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. In all 11s. 10d.
And of red fish, gurnards, pikes, fresh salmon, white lights, cruses, &c., delivered at the dissolution of the monastery, 3l. 4s. 6d.
Total, 3l. 16s. 4d. Signed: Per me, Will'm Cavendyssh.
P. 1. Mutilated.
Titus, B. I.
B. M.
For the indictment against the abbot of and other (sic), a commission of oyer determiner into Berkshire for his indictment and trial. (fn. 4) Certain persons to be sent to the Tower for the further examination of the abbot of Glaston. Letters to be sent, with the copy of the indictment against Sir John St. Low's men, for the rape and burglary in Somersetshire, to lord president Russell, with strait commandment to proceed to justice. The abbot Redyng (sic) to be sent down to be tried and executed at Redyng with his complices. Similarly, the abbot of Glaston at Glaston. Counsellors to give evidence—against the abbot Redyng, Mr. Hynde and the King's attorney; against the abbot of Glaston, Ric. Pollerd, Lewis Forstew, Thos. Moyle. To see that the evidence be well sorted and the indictments well drawn. George Constantyne to be newly examined for _ (blank) matter, and his confession sent down to the lord president of Wales. A commission of oyer determiner to be sent thither for his trial, and an indictment. To despatch Mr. Woodall, John Heron's man of Chipchase, and the Scottish man for his passport.
Cromwell's hand, pp. 3.
XXIII. 56.
"Instructions for my lord Privy Seal as touching the whole communication betwixt John Barlow, dean of Westbury, Thomas Barlow, prebendary there, clerks, and George Constantyne, of Lawhaden, in their journey from Westbury upto Slebech in South Wales."
On Tuesday, 19 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII., came to Westbury, from Bristow, on foot. Supped with the Dean, who asked, what tidings ? Replied that the King was merry upon Sunday, and the late bishops of Salisbury and Worcester had 100 mks. pension under the King's broad seal, but whether out of their bishoprics or the King's coffers he could not tell. The Dean said he was glad, as, if so, he might get the 30l. which the bishop of Worcester owed him; but (said he) "I am sure that he shall never receive penny of his pension, for he shall be hanged, I warrant him, or Christmas." "Nay," said Constantyne, "God forbid ! for I think he will nother write nor preach contrary to th' act of Parliament, he is too wise." "But he shall be examined," said the Dean, "and I warrant he will never subscribe. As for the bishop of Salisbury, I hear say he beginneth to relent." Replied that, at Bristow, he heard that the bp. of Bath's servants gave him (Salisbury) good promise; as for the act of Parliament it needed no subscription. "Well," said the Dean, "ye shall see that a way will be found for him. Is Doctor Barnes come home yet?" "Yea, Marry!" said C., "he came to the Court upon Sunday." "Jesu mercy !" said the Dean, "and it was said in Bristow that he preached in London against th' Act upon Our Lady Day (fn. 5)." Said Barnes was not then in England. Could not tell what news he brought, but that he was very sad, and had licence to depart without speaking with the King. The Dean was sure the King would not speak with him. "I know not that," said C., "but Doctor Barnes told me that my lord Privy Seal would have had him tarried to have spoken with the King, but that he prayed licence because of his weariness." Said also that he heard of no commission out for this last act, but would advise his friends to keep out of danger. Went after supper to Bristol, promising to be back next morning to ride with the Dean to St. David's, but tarried at Bristol all the 20th, and till 10 a.m. on the 21st, in hope that the Dean would ride without him. Overtook him, however, at Auste ferry on Thursday, 21 Aug., and they rode together to Chepstow that night; and the Dean made him such hearty cheer that he supposed all malice was forgotten. Next day, 22 Aug., rode towards Abergevenye. Details, in dialogue form, conversation by the way between him, the Dean, and Sir Thomas (whose name is now first mentioned), in which they agreed that it was well there was no commission out for the last act, which the Dean described as unreasonable. Sir Thomas said he had thought that marriage of priests should have "gone forward" this Parliament. The Dean blamed the archbishop of Canterbury in the matter; for if he had "sticked" no man there would have subscribed. Asked why Canterbury more than St. David's and other, and said he thought Canterbury would not have subscribed unless the Lord Privy Seal had persuaded him; adding, "I pray you, what hath it availed the bishop of Rochester to subscribe? He had as good a charter of his life as the best of them. As I can hear, my Lord Privy Seal is utterly persuaded as the Act is." Said the Dean, "It is marvel if it be so." C. replied, "Wonderful are the ways of the Lord! King's hearts are in the hand of God. He turneth them as He lusteth. How mercifully, how plentifully, and purely, hath God sent his word unto us here in England! Again, how unthankfully, how rebelliously, how carnally, and unwillingly too, we receive it! Who is there, almost, that will have a Bible, but he must be compelled thereto ? How loth be our priests to teach the commandments, th' articles of the Faith, and the Pater noster in English ! Again, how unwilling be the people to learn it ! Yea, they jest at it, calling it the new Pater noster and New Learning; so that, as help me God, if we amend not, I fear we shalbe in more bondage and blindness than ever we were. I pray you, was not one of the best preachers in Christendom bishop of Worcester? And now there is one made (fn. 6) that never preached that I heard, except it were the Pope's law. But alas, beside our naughtiness, cowardness and covetousness is th' occasion of much of this. The cowardness of our bishops to tell truth and stand by it while they might be heard, and the covetousness of our visitors; for in all our visitations we have nothing reformed but our purses."
The Dean asked also if C. had any news of the King's marriage. Replied, he could not tell; he was sorry to see the King so long without a queen, when he might yet have many fair children: his own father was ninety-two years old, and yet, last summer, rode 32 miles one day before two o'clock, and said he was not weary: the duchess of Milan and that of Cleif were both spoken of, as the Dean knew. Asked, "How call ye the little doctor that is gone to Cleif?" The Dean said, it was Dr. Woten, and that he that was with him of the Privy Chamber, whom Woten sent home lately, was Berde; adding that this Berde was sent thither again with the King's painter, (fn. 7) and that there was good hope of the marriage, for the duke of Cleif favoured God's word and was a mighty prince now, having possession of Gelderland against the Emperor's will; for the reversion of it had been sold to the Emperor by the old duke of Gelder, who "was ever a scourge for the Pope when there was anything betwixt the Pope and the French king." Said also that the matter of the duchess of Milan was really broken off, for she would have the King accept the bishop of Rome's dispensation and give pledges. "Why pledges?" asked the Dean. "Marry," said C., "she sayeth that the King's Majesty was in so little space rid of the Queens, that she dare not trust his Council, though she durst trust his Majesty; for her Council suspecteth that her great aunt (fn. 8) was poisoned, that the second (fn. 9) was innocently put to death, and the third (fn. 10) lost for lack of keeping in her childbed." Added, that he was not sure whether this was her answer or that of Cleif, but that he heard a muttering of it before Whitsuntide. The Dean asked if Dr. Petre were gone; and C. replied, "He took me by th' hand at the Court upon Sunday, and asked how my lord (fn. 11) fared." The Dean then said the affair of Milan must be dashed, for Petre was appointed to have been sent to her. C. said it were well so, for there could be no amity between the King, and the Emperor and French king, whose God was the Pope; adding, "And alas for this last Act, how can the Germans be our friends when we conclude them heretics in our acts of Parliament?" Further conversation on this and upon a book written by Erasmus Sarcerius, against the bishop of Winchester's De vera Obedientia.
They then came to Abergavenny, and thence rode on to Brecknock, to bed, Sir Thomas listening but speaking little. Gives further dialogue on the way in which C. hoped that if pledges were sent to Cleves, the earl of Surrey should be one; to which the Dean said, "It is the most foolish proud boy that is in England." C. said, "What, man, he hath a wife and a child, and ye call him boy!"; and thought he might well be proud, being so great a man's son, but it was a pity Norfolk was so against God's word, for he was "a ernest man, a bold man, and a witty." Further conversation about the bishop of Winchester whom C. called "the wittiest, the boldest, and the best learned of his faculty" in England, but of "very corrupt judgment." The Dean said he had done much hurt; but C. said Durham had done more by his "stillness, soberness, and subtlety," and that it was wonderful that my lord Privy Seal brought him in; adding that by such bishops as these came nothing but "translatio imperii, so that they make of the King as it were a pope," and that the lord Privy Seal should not trust them, for they would do their best to "have him out."
Came thus to Brecknock, and lay all three in one chamber, and there C, rehearsed to Sir Thomas the matter about the marriage, saying he had it of George Elyot, although in truth he had it of Thomas Parnell. On Saturday, 23 Aug., rode towards Kermarddyn. Gives their dialogue by the way, touching Queen Anne's death, which took place whilst the Dean was in the diocese of St. Asaph and "my lord"§ in Scotland. C. was at that time servant to Mr. Norice, and wrote a letter of consolation to his master when in the Tower, which letter he delivered to the lieutenant of the Tower. In the course of conversation he gives the history of the case as he remembers it, and the dying confessions of Norice, Brereton (who was born within four miles of C.'s birthplace, and went to grammar school with him), lord Ratchforde, Markys, (fn. 12) and the Queen. Norfolk sat in the King's place as judge, though he was uncle to both of them. Had conversation also touching the King's book against Luther, about eighteen years before, which C. thought was not the King's work, but that of More and Lee, now archbishop of York, for though the King was the most learned prince in Christendom, still, a king has so many enticements to pleasures, that he cannot have time for study. "What!" asked the Dean, "Is the King now lusty?" Replied, "His Grace was lusty, but it grieved me at the heart to see his Grace halt so much upon his sore leg. By my troth if I might speak with his Grace, so that I had hope he would hear me, I would move him to keep the diet of guaiacum. I durst venture my life it would heal him." "But ye durst not," said the Dean. Answered, "By God but I durst. What made it any matter for my life or twenty thousand such for the preservation of his life?" The Dean suggested that C. should have told Dr. Buttes so; but he said he forgot, and moreover, the physicians would not meddle with it, because none of the old authors wrote of it. It would be easy to look out someone of the King's complexion that had a sore leg, and prove the effect on him. C. had never known it to fail in curing any ulceration. The Dean asked where he learnt it, and he replied, "Marry, I was a surgeon in Brabant a whole year, and have occupied it. And beside that, I have known divers in England healed with it. And, in good faith, seeing that conjugium sacerdotum is concluded against God's word, I intend to study the same faculty again. I will look over mine old books. I am glad that I have them yet."
Came then to dinner to Llangadoc, where is one Mr. Thomas Jones, the King's servant, and a great ruler in that country. Rode thence to Kermarddyn to supper, and on Sunday, 24 Aug., to Slebech, two miles beyond C.'s house, and dined at Roger Barlowe's. Went then to his wife, and next morning returned and went with the Dean to St. David's, and neither the Dean nor his brother Sir Thomas laid anything to his charge till the Wednesday, 27 Aug.
"Now of what mind the Dean doth accuse me, I trust your Lordship doth perceive, in that ye have known his malice towards me long." Further, please ask Mr. Sir Ric. Crumwell, (fn. 13) who moved him to write two letters to my lord my master (fn. 14) against me. The duke of Norfolk can show who moved him to speak to my lord my master against me. The Dean has slandered me as a Sacramentary. I was grieved to hear your Lordship note me of heresy. The Dean and his brethren, Sir Thos. and Roger Barlow, I am sure, helped to that note. Declares what matters of faith he has meddled with, and that he has not reasoned of them since the act. The Dean and his brother in coming from Wales spent their journey in "repeating their lessons" together.
27 Oct.
Close Roll,
p. 3, No. 37.
Rym., XIV.
Surrender (by Bartholomew, the prior, and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in co. Surrey, and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 27 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.
Acknowledged, same day, before Wm. Peter, one of the clerks of Chancery, King's commissioner.
R. O. 2. Pension list of St. Mary Overey, in Southwark: first payment at Lady Day next, viz.:—
Barth. Fowle, prior, 100l. (altered from 80l.); Thos. Henden and Wm. Goodewyne, 8l, each; John Morpithe, Steph. Byssetur, Wm. Man, Edm. Alston, Jas. Drynker, Thos. Lyttleworthe, Robt. Goodman, Thos. Kendall, and Alen Blande, 6l. each.
Item, the late prior is to have a house within the close, wherein Dr. Mychell now dwells. Signed: Thomas Crum[well:] Willyam Petre: John Mores: Will'm Cavendyssh.
P. 1.
27 Oct.
R. O.
I pray you favour Richard Lee, this gentleman; I have written to my Lord that, where he has been put from his farm of Haghmonde, he may have some other thing. Remember the commission; my servant, Robert Browne, shall pay the charges. Shrewsbury, 27 October. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
27 Oct.
R. O.
Commend me to your husband. I have received your letter of the 26th inst., by which I understand that you intend to make application to the king of France to help Madame de Riou (pour remedier au cas de Madame de Riou). I hope your mediation will be successful in promoting the peace and union which ought to be preserved in marriages. I hope you will proceed so discreetly that it will not be seen from whom the matter proceeds, for I fear, if Mons. de Riou perceived it, that the King's reprimand would not do him so much good as it ought, but I have great confidence that you know best how to manage. Dunkirk, 27 Oct.
I have a tree of silk (ung arbre de soie) which I should be glad to send to your daughter, Mademoiselle Anne, but I do not venture (? je nendure) as it is so little to send so far.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.: a Calleis.
27 Oct.
Otho C. IX.
B. M.
Acknowledges letters about his commandry, (fn. 15) which is "set" from year to year. Is content it rest so till his coming home—as soon after March as he can. My brother writes that he informed me of all ... Sir Ambrose Cave did find there. Wishes for the copy of the indenture of the l[ate] Master Sotton with the inventory of implements. Other matters of business relating to farms, merchandise and stores. "I think the com[mission sh]al be sent with the ambassadors that comes to the King['s Gr]ace. The one of them is a ancient commander of Portyn[gal; the] other is the commander of Flanders. The Portynges should have departed hence at this time to have joined with his companio[n, b]ut he is something diseased; but with our galion that within [t]his month goes to Marseilles he shall surely depart hence. As touching Sir C. West, your advice came to me very late, for the [i]iid day of September he was dispryvyd of his dignity in manner as he was at the other chapter, and declared that where he was returned by council was not vailabull [for] that matter. I for my part have not passed my bands [not]withstanding toward him is more done then I wold should [have been] done. As touching the office of the Torkoplier * * * he delays it, but he says ... July [from France and Spain] (fn. 16) wy ... to Barcelona in Spain for many ... have Flaford to my Camri (?). I have w[ritten] ... to Master Bayley for it." Touching his procura.
"As nuys I h[ave none but] thos that be woold (old), which is of the losse [of Castel]Nove, wych the Torkes toke in xiij dayys [battery and] slewe nere 4,000 of the best soldiers the [Emperor] had. After that the Torkes armad cam to sek[e Andrea] Dori, wych was in thos partes with nere 50 ... mete with 6 fustes Torkessis, and of them was [taken] 3, of which the 2 were takyn by 2 of [our galleys, and] after the Torkes armad cam in to Powli and [there found] the costes warnyd; wherefor he dyd not [stay long], but tornyd backe to Previsa nere Corfo [where it is] seyd the wyl wynter, and yff he so do ys ly[ke that] the seyd armad wyl be owt tymely in [the prima]vera. And so yf there be no better pro[vision against] hym then yet ys aparans of I fere [there shall be] moch hurte to al this parties ..." * * *
Desires commendations to [my lor]d of St. John's, "and with the doplicate of [my letters] writt to hym and to Mr. Bayley and many oth[eris besi]des wych letter I cold not duplicate for a [toothache tha]t I am desesis a a littyl with." It will be well that my lord Master were informed of the names of the nobles of the King's Council "who were mete he [should] [wr]itte to, to know there namys and the style ho[w to] writte to them." From Ma[lta], 27 Oct. 1539. Signed: Sir Gylis Russell k., leffetenant Torkepleer.
Hol., pp. 4. Add.: "To the worshipfull Sir John Mablesteyn, doctor, and supprior of Sent Johis Jerl'm."
27 Oct.
R. O.
405. SIR GILES RUSSELL, Lieutenant Turcopolier, to his BROTHER.
Received his letter of 8 July on Sept. 18, and that of the 28 July on Sept. 29. Is glad to hear of the gift of his stewardship to lord Russell. Though the Lord Master favours Sir Giles, the King's letter would do him much furtherance. Has not received his brother's letter of October or Nov. about his commandry, (fn. 17) but every one writes that it is ruinous. Asks him to solicit Mr. Sub-prior for a copy of the lease last made to Mr. Sotton. Must be content with the reparations which may be put for his "melierment." As customary, sends a commission to Mr. Bayley and other friends to view it. (fn. 18) Gives directions for the payment of expenses, the stock, &c. The stuff at Basford was poor, but that at Dingley was good and should be recovered. Writes on the same subject to the parson of Dingley, and his chaplain, Sir Thos. Borow, whom he left to receive money from his brother Thomas and his brother Sir George Throkmorton.
Sentence was given against Sir Clement West on 3 Sept. last, declaring that he was not Torkopolier, and deposing him for ever from any dignity and from the Council. No other Torkopolier has been appointed, but Russell remains lieutenant with the Torkopolier's preëminence saving the broad cross. Thinks the said dignity will be "permuted," to which, according to the customs and statutes, he must offer, and "abull" himself as an ancient and benemerent, as others will do by their proctors. Trusts to obtain it, and if so will require friends as he will then be heir to all the dignities of the nation i.e., the prioralty of St. John's near London, the prioralty of Kylmayne in Ireland, and the bayliage of the Egyll. Asks advice as to whom to address.
Two of the Religion are being sent as ambassadors to the King. Cannot obtain permission to let his commandry for more than three years. Has written to Mr. Bayley for his pasture called Flaford and trust to have it. Hopes his brother will see his commandry well ordered till his return next spring.
Castel Novo was retaken on 7 Aug. by the Turks, having been taken by the Emperor's army the year before. The Emperor sent no succour. Andrea Doria went there with 40 galleys, but only took three foists, "of wyche the to our galis toke," and turned off to Myssena. The Turks landed in Powyli, but found the coasts well kept, and returned to Previsa, near Corfu, where they will winter.
Received on 1 Aug. his letter of 10 March, which he had answered, 10 June. Desires to be recommended to his brother Gefford and his sister, Gefford's wife. Thanks for cramprings. Desires to be commended to "my sister, your wife and my nephew your son." The Burgo of Malta, 27 Oct. 1539.
Writes with the duplicate of this to Lord Russell, Gefford, and others; which duplicates he could not write with this as he is diseased with toothache. Two French ships coming from Alexandria have brought news that the "Portyngesis" in the Indies have overcome 70 galleys of Turks, which the Great Turk sent thither by way of the Red Sea.
Hol., pp. 4.
28 Oct.
R. O.
Has today received his letters with the extent of the Friars and delivered the commissioners' letter and his to my lord Privy Seal, and moved him that Lisle's bill might be signed. He ordered it to be made good to you and your heirs male, and when I said that the King had given you the fee simple he said he knew it not. You must write to him to that effect. Your counsel think that the annuity and the 59l. 10s. "cannot be well compact in your bill to be signed"; a letter of my lord Privy Seal will serve for the 59l. 10s., but for the annuity they have no trust. "As touching the matter that no man knoweth of but your Lordship and my lord Privy Seal, his Lordship showed me this day that the same is determined by the King already, the which he knew not of the last time I spake unto him in it." He gives you little comfort of coming over with the Queen. Has this day delivered to Mr. Deputy's servant of Guisnes the letter for my lord Chamberlain. My lord Privy Seal says that they who sue for restitutio of their rooms have cleared themselves, that my lord Chamberlain never showed him articles against them, and that he never willed you to discharge them, but to send them over, and if he found any just cause of offence they should be discharged, but now that cannot be done without shame to himself. I spoke to him for our coats according to the contents of the letters sent in that behalf; but if I had known how he would have taken it, I would have let it alone. He was never before so sudden with me. I caused Mr. Speccott to deliver the Council's letter the same afternoon, and he promised speedy answer. I trust he shall not be troubled about my check; for my lord Admiral wrote in that behalf to Mr. Treasurer and to my lord Comptroller (fn. 19) that dead is. London, 28 Oct.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
28 Oct.
R. O.
I beg that one Thos. Foutman, who is in sanctuary, and indicted for the death of my servant, may suffer death for it. One Pudsey is also indicted for it, and removed into the King's Bench that he may be saved, which were great pity. I beg to have a writ to send him down into this shire again that he may suffer here, for there is one Stratford who was the head of them all at the murder, and we cannot get him indicted, he is so borne by his master Sir John à Brygges. After the murder Stratford went home and threescore persons with him, but no riot can be found, they be in such confederacy. I desire to have a Privy Seal for Roland Morton and Ric. Rede, justices, who let the said murderers to bail contrary to law. Sowtham, 28 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
28 Oct.
R. O.
Kaulek, 140.
Bourran can report the health of the King and other news. Sends letters from himself and the King to the King of England, touching the affair of his brother (Rochepot), for Marillac to deliver if he thinks it necessary, and also letters to the duke of Suffolk, and Cromwell. Credence for Bourran, this bearer. Compiègne, 28 Oct.
French. Two modern transcripts, each pp. 2.
29 Oct.
R. O.
Receipt by Lord Chancellor Audeley, executor of John Josselyn, from Dyonyse and Jas. Leveson, executors of Nic. Leveson, merchant, of Calais, of certain parcels of plate. 29 Oct., 31 Hen. VIII. Not Signed.
P. 1.
29 Oct.
R. O.
Is compelled to write to show his diligence and gratitude, especially for his kindness toward the Master (præfectus) of the writer's college, when Belycys visted Cambridge in company with Cromwell (domino Cromwello), the chancellor of the University, and stayed with Mr. Parys. The Master speaks much of the Doctor's kindness and is the more gracious to the writer on account of it. Cambridge, 29 Oct.
Hol. Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
29 Oct.
R. O.
Kaulek, 140.
(Almost the
Has received the letters of the 25th. Some days ago the English ambassador presented letters from his King about a process already determined in the Grand Council against Robert Colt and John Obert, pressing Francis to have it revised. Judgments made in his courts are never revised for any prince, not even Francis himself, unless by proposition of error; still, to show the amity he bears to his good brother, and that his judges do not, as Henry's letters import, give their judgments by corruption and ignorance, Francis, in presence of the said ambassador, summoned two councillors of the Grand Council to declare the causes upon which Colt and Obert were condemned, and explain all the proofs.
Reminds him of the evident wrong which is done to his cousin Rochepot in England, and not only to him but to Francis himself, who, if an Englishman had done the like, would have sent him to England for judgement. Is astonished at Henry's want of regard. Prays him to continue his suit in the case. Compiègne, 29 Oct. 1539.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 3.
29 Oct.
Balcarres MS.
Adv. Lib.
Edin. II., 119.
Takes the opportunity of the bearer's return to send her news and thank her for her letters. The King is very well "et est du tout au retour de sa maladie." Knows she will take this for the best news he could send. Compiègne, 29 Oct. (fn. 20) Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add. Endd.
29 Oct.
Original Letters
(Parker Soc.),
Grynæus has sent this his letter for me to forward to you if I did not think it too harsh. It is indeed severe beyond measure, but I think you will take it in good part as intended for the glory of Christ.
We are all amazed more than we can express at these decrees, and at the previous rejection of terms of alliance, the same as the bp. of Hereford, (fn. 21) a most cautious man, declared would be satisfactory. We feared that something had blown over from France. Need not say how we view the declaration that a married clergy is against the law of God. Those decrees will empty the Kingdom of all qualified ministers. Although Francis is on the Pope's side our friends here thought that Henry might be brought into the right way; but the other princes considered us mad to entertain such an idea. Thinks men have acted on his fears, depreciating the aid he might derive from us. But his high spirit must be indignant at those detected seeking to deceive him. Even now our hopes of him are revived by the message he has sent to our princes through Chr. Mont, that he will still oppose the Pope, and though he disagrees with us in some things, continue our friend. We shall therefore be yet more urgent that an embassy be sent to you. Our friends will assemble 19 Nov. at Arnstadt, not far from Erdfurt, and, I hope, consider your affairs among others, as I hear of a matrimonial alliance with the duke of Cleves. The Elector will judge more favourably of his kinsman, (fn. 22) for he was, as Mont perceived, much disturbed by those decrees.
Hopes the English will keep true to that chief doctrine of justification. As long as that is retained the Kingdom of Christ will remain. Is anxious about Nich. Heath. Strasburgh, 29 Oct. 1539.
29 Oct.
Add. MS.
28, 591, f. 254,
B. M.
Suspects the French ambassador has said something to the Pope about the universal league against the Turk. Speaking of the King of England, His Holiness said the French ambassador had news that the said King had agreed upon a marriage with a sister of the duke of Cleves. Met the ambassador afterwards, who said he had it, not from letters of his master but of a friend of his who wrote it as a certainty. It cannot, however, be so; for, only three days ago, Aguilar had letters from Eustace Chapuys and the abp. of Palermo, and although they speak of other affairs of those parts they say not a word of this. The ambassador also said his King had sent an account of all the negociations of Rincon and Cantelmo with the Turk to be reported to the Pope and Card. of Ferrara. Other French news. Venice. Rome, 29 Oct. 1539.
Spanish. Modern copy from Simancas, pp. 6.
See Spanish Calendar VI. I., No. 90.
30 Oct.
VI. I., No. 91.
Has just heard of the very favorable answer made by the Emperor to the English ambassador on the subject on which he wrote to her by Sentleger, viz. for a safe conduct for Anne of Cleves. Is much gratified, and begs Mary to add to her passport full orders for the comfort and security of the lady's suite. Westminster, 30 Oct. 1539.
30 Oct.
R. O.
Account of the payment, 30 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII., by Dr. Belassis, of the wages of the late servants of the abbot of St. John's beside Colchester, and their expenses coming to London, and "the King's reward bestowed upon them." The servants' names are John Trowman, Wm. Marysson, John Lawrence, Ric. Tyckman, Edm. Trowman, Wm. Hanson, Robt. Ramesey, and Wm. Chapman. 5s. is given to the abbot's chaplain. Total, 9l. 12s. 2d.
P. 1. Endd.
30 Oct.
R. O.
In accordance with his advertisement of the King's pleasure, has attached John Standyshe, of Lancastre, and Dykonson, of Cartmaill, and made an inventory of their goods. Sends the persons up by the bearer. Thanks Cromwell for his kindness to him when last at the Court. Asks for a continuance of his favour in his suits to the King. Lathom, 30 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
31 Oct.
Add. MS.
11,041 f. 57.
Supp., 283.
Asks to purchase the remainder of the stone to be sold at Evesham, for his building, which will shortly require it. As to spoil or waste that Scudamore wrote of, is quite guiltless, and has paid persons to watch nightly to prevent it. When Scudamore and the commissioners were there no little spoil was made, but since then none to his knowledge. The Court, 31 Oct.
31 Oct.
R. O.
Of late I wrote to your lordship for the purchase of the King's letters to one Mrs. Bydwell, for the advancement of marriage of Mr. Pollard's brother, a servant of mine. The said gentlewoman received his Grace's letters and yours; but the matter has been so craftily handled by one Robert Fulford, whom she has now accepted as her husband, under a former promise, that no more can be done. Long after she was in my house at Exeter, and Fulford every day resorting thither, he kept this pre-contract secret; and on the receipt of the King's letters, it was a full sevennight "or ever this matter was opened." I have written more largely to Mr. Richard Pollard. If this matter shall come before your lordship, by the suggestion of Fulford or his friends, please do as the case shall require. For getting me Maunchestor's house, so convenient for the lodge of my servants, being so nigh my house, I thank you. I have often desired your favour to the abbot of Peterborough: I hear there is a commission out "for the suppression of the same and all other houses," and beg your favour to him for his pension. Excetor, 31 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Mr. (sic) Lord Russell's letters.
31 Oct.
R. O.
The letter printed in State Papers III. 154, and noticed in the Irish Calendar under the year 1539 is of the year 1538. See Vol. XIII. Pt. II. No. 729, where it is noticed from a copy at Lambeth.
31 Oct.
R. O.
I have written to you, and hope you have received my letter, but as the bearer of this has much to do, I fear he had no leisure to ask for an answer, for he has not spoken with me since [the receipt of] your letter and the three roszinboz which you sent me by him. I therefore send you half-a-dozen men's bonnets; I will send you as many more as you wish. They cost 8s. each. I beg to know about my lord and all your children, and especially to know the number, and if your son, (fn. 23) who was lately married when I was at Calais with you, is keeping house with you, and likewise if your two daughters whom I met there are still there, and Mademoiselle Marie. Especially I should like to know about my good friend Mademoiselle Anne. I have been desired by a religieuse of our Order at Terouenne, about 48 years old, who wishes to serve God in solitude, to recommend her to you as she hears that the recluse of Calais has withdrawn with the Hospitallers. I never lived with the said religieuse, but have seen her several times, and know she is a very honest person. Two days ago two religieuses from Terouenne left Dunkirk, who commended her case much. Would like to know if she could obtain the place without great difficulty. Dunkirk, eve of All Saints.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
The letter printed in State Papers I. 621, and there referred to Oct. 1539, was written on the 21 Sept. 1538. See Vol. XIII. Pt. II. No. 401.
Two days ago, I returned home here from England. On the way, both by land and sea, dangers threatened, but God freed us from them all, as you shall learn some other time. At present I will signify something of the state of England.
The impious statute of Parliament which you saw, has indeed been enacted, at the instance especially of the bishops of London and Winchester, of whom one is dead and the other excluded from Court and public business. Bishops Latimer and Salisbury refused to sign, and resigned their bishoprics, but beyond this nothing is done as yet, for all execution is suspended, and the King seems already displeased at the promulgation of the decree, and little favourable to those who have so astutely done this, in order to supplant Cromwell and the archbishop of Canterbury and the Chancellor, excellent men, and most friendly to the purer doctrine of the Gospel. But God in his mercy seems to have turned the wicked counsel upon the heads of its authors, for these excellent men are now in greater favour than ever, and the papistical faction (it does not confess this name, but may truly be called so) has nowise obtained its hoped-for tyranny, nor, God willing, ever will in England. Those hypocrites, indeed, endeavoured, when occasion offered, to suppress the truth, and confuse the King with their sophistries; but they have only succeeded so far as to obtain the statute, not its execution; and to themselves, the penalty imposed in that statute against scortatores sacrificulos is intolerable. As far as I have been able to gather, these hypocrite bishops, by their sophistry and clamour, obtained this statute, than which no writing ever issued by any papists is more harsh; nor do I doubt but that (as all good men, and especially those in authority, affirm) the statute will shortly be abolished. Also all good men have the highest hope in the coming marriage of the King and Anne, sister of the prince of Juliers, that not only that statute will be abrogated, but the true doctrine of religion received. The King often spoke with me, and always said he desired nothing else than that the Gospel truth ... (breaks off abruptly).
a. (fn. 24) The letters of Burgartus, &c. h. To remember Warner for one monastery. i. To remember Dr. Kern. k. The lord Grey [of] Wilton. l. Ralph Sadler. m. Nicolas Rusticus for Mountgrace. n. Mr. Gostwyke, for a monastery. [Walter Luke, for the bolles.] (fn. 25) b. To proceed against the abbots of Reading [and] Glastonbury, Ruge, Bachyler London, the Grey Freer (fn. 26) and Heron. g. "Touching the monastery of Syon, the King may dissolve that by prœmunire and he will." f. "To dymyshe sum of the busshoprichis." e. The 1,000l. delivered to my lord Admiral. b.p. (fn. 27) For the appointment of such as shall meet with the lady Anne. o. For Mr. Kyngesmyll. p. For Spalding for John Freman. c. The suit for Master Knight. d. For the vouson of the archdeaconry of Suffolk, in the hands of Mr. Dr. Craiford, and for St. Swithin's.
In Cromwell's hand. p. 1. Endd.: Remembrances.
Titus B. I.,
B. M.
The monastery of Syon to come by prœmunire. To remember Warner for a monastery. Dr. Kern. Lord Grey Wylton. Raff Saddeler. Nic. Rustycus, Mountegrace. Mr. Gostwick for one monastery, Mr. Kingysmyll for Wharwell. John Freman for Spalding. Myself for Launde. 1,000l. delivered to the lord Admiral. The archdeaconry of Suffolk for Mr. Crayfforde. The dispatch of Ric. Berde and Gylmer's wife. The dispatch of the Egyptians. Licence for "seale" of the bibles. To remember John Godesalve for something, for he had need. Lord Ferres.
P. 1. Endd.
Richard Berde. Guillemyn his wife. William de la Pole. The examination of the man at Calais. Letters to be written to the Duke, (fn. 28) the lady Anne, and the Duchess his mother.
P. 1. Last item in Cromwell's hand.
Titus,B. I.,
B. M.
First, for mine opinion touching the bprics. Item, touching the monasteries of Launceston and others in Cornwall; also touching Leicester, Newnham, and Elstow, which are already suppressed. Touching Fountains and the archdeaconry of Richmond. For proceeding against the abbot[s] of Reading, Glastonbury, and the other in their countries, viz., Oynon, the Grey Friar‡ and Constantyne. The monastery of Syon to come by prœmunire. To remember Warner for one monastery. Dr. Kerne. The lord Grey Wyllton. Raffe Sadeler. Nychas Rusticus, Mowntgrace. Mr. Gostwik for one monastery. Mr. Kyngismyle for Wharwell. John Freeman for Spalding. Myself for Lawnde. The plate from Glastonbury, 11,000 oz. and odd, besides gold. The furniture of the house of Glastonbury. In ready money from Glastonbury, 1,100l. and odd. The rich copes from Glastonbury. The whole year's revenue of Glastonbury. The debts of Glastonbury, 2,000l. and above. The 1,000l. delivered to the lord Admiral. For the archdeaconry of Suffolk for Mr. Crayforde. For the depeche of Richard Berde and Gylmyn's wife. For the depeche for the Egypcyens. For the delivery of the marchioness of Exeter. What the King will have done with the lady of Salisbury. For the diets of young Courtney and Pole. For the building of the lieutenant's building (sic) in the Tower. For licence for sale of the bibles. For mine exchange, and to procure a house to dwell in. To remember John Godsalve for some things, for he had need. To remember my lord Ferres.
Pp. 2. In Cromwell's hand. Endd.
Cleop. E. IV.
B. M.
A catalogue (fn. 29) of all the monasteries and religious houses in England and Wales arranged in counties, giving the gross and clear annual value of each house as in the Valor Ecclesiasticus and in Tanner's Notitia.
Total, 152,517l. 18s. 10¼d. corrected from 152,279l. 6s. 10¾d. Clear value, 131,607l. 6s. 4¼d., 131,378l. 14s. 4¼d. (fn. 30)
Whereof deducted 18,000l. yearly for the establishment of 18 new bishops with their cathedral churches, and so remains clear 113,607l. 6s. 4¼d.
The yearly value of the old bishoprics with their cathedral churches is 50,223l. 1s. 3d. 1½q.
Pp. 143.
Cleop. E. IV.
B. M.
2. Abstract of the valuation of the lands of the different monasteries in England "taken out of the court of First Fruits and Tenths." Counties in alphabetical order. "Houses in the whole 754. Summa totalis, 135,522l. 18s. 10d.
In an early Stuart hand, pp. 23.
Ib. 395. ii. Values of the bprics, and other "promocions ecclesiasticall" taken from the same source.
Pp. 21. In a Stuart hand.
R. O. 429. HENRY VIII.'s SCHEME of BISHOPRICS. (fn. 31)
A scheme for the foundation of new bishoprics and colleges. Endorsed (at f. 78): "The books of the erections of all the new houses as they came from the bishop of Winchester," and with two lists of names in different handwritings, i.e., (1.) Durham, Westm., Wynton, Worcester, Peterborough, Gloucester, Thornton, Burton, Canterbury, Rochester, Carlisle, Osney cum Tame, Ely, Chester, Dunstable, Colchester, St. Austin's Bristol, Shrewsbury, Bodmin, Suthwell; and (2.) Peterborough, Gloucester, Ely, Chester, Gisborow, Burton, Thorneton, Oseney and Tame, Colchester, Dunstable, St. Albans, Bodmin, &c., Fountayne, &c. Endorsed also (at f. 51) "The names of the bishoprics and colleges newly to be erected by the King's Majesty," and (at f. 78) "The King's new foundation."
The schemes as now bound up according to a foliation in a 17th century hand are:—
f. 1, Christchurch C[anterbury]; f. 3, Rochester cum Ledes; f. 5, Westminster; f. 7, Essex, Waltham; f. 9, Winchester, St. Swithens; f. 11, Worcester; f. 13, Gloucester; f. 15, St. Albans, Hertford; f. 17, Oxford, Osney and Tame; f. 19, Peterborough, Ntht. and Hunt.; f. 21, Ely; f. 23, Burton-upon-Trent; f. 25, Chester cum Wenlock; f. 26 [Shrewsbury at Wenlock] (fn. 32); f. 28, Carlisle cum monasterio de Rupe; f. 30, Durham cum cellis; f. 36, Westminster; f. 40, Worcester; f. 42, Peterborough; f. 44, Gisburne; f. 46, Gloucester; f. 48, Thorneton; f. 50, Burton; f. 52, Christchurch, Canterbury; f. 54, Rochester; f. 56, Carle?; f. 58, Waltham; f. 60, Osnay and Tame; f. 62, Ely; f. 64, Chester; f. 66, Dunstable; f, 68, Colchester; f. 70, St. Austens in Brystowe; f. 72, Shrewsbury; f. 74, Boodman, Lanceston, St. Jermyn; f. 76, Fountayne cum arch. Richm.; f. 78, St. Albans. Particulars of the proposed establishment and estimated cost of each are given, and there are many alterations in various hands. An item on f. 62 is cancelled with the remark "dissallor" in the margin.
Besides the above are:—
f. 32, "A proportion" for maintenance of hospitality, learning &c., in the cathedral church of Durham, to be erected by the King's goodness (pp. 4).
f. 38, Ditto for Winchester Cathedral (pp. 4).
f. 34, "A short remembrance by the bishop of Cheches[ter] to Mr. Chancellor of the King's Augmentations to be signified unto his Majesty."
Is willing to take the bpric. of Westminster in exchange for Chichester as the King wishes. Gives account of revenues and promotions belonging to the bp. of Chichester. Begs the King to consider his first fruits, let him enter upon the new bpric., and continue in his deanery of Poules and treasurership of Salisbury without fines or fees, and grant him some little house in the country to resort to for his health. (Written and signed by Sampson, pp. 2.)
Book of 79 numbered folios.
[Arranged in tabulated form with the total and clear values of each given, except in the cases marked (*) where both values are left blank, (†) where only the total value and (|) where only the clear value is given.]
i. "Bishoprics newly to be erected by the King":—Westminster, St. Albans, Waltham, Peterborough, Gysborow cum Beverley,* Osenaye et Tame,| Gloucester, and Chester cum Wenlocke.
ii. "Cathedral churches to be changed according to the King's new devise":—Christchurch in Canterbury, Ely, Carlyoll, Worcester, Rochester cum Ledes, | St. Swithuns of Winchester, | Duresme, college at Leicester,? and Bodman, Launceston, and St. Jermyns.†
iii. "Collegiate churches newly to be made and erected by the King":—Thorneton, Thetford, Burton super Trent, Southwell,* Rypon* and Beverley.*
Pp. 11. With title page bearing the words: "Of the erection of certain new bishoprics and collegiate churches."
R. O. 2. A list of documents, as follows:—
i. Values of the possessions assigned to the bishoprics, cathedral churches and colleges newly erected by the King.
In the office of Will. Berners, auditor:—The cathedral of Winchester, the bprics. and cathedrals of Bristol and Gloucester.
Of Thos. Mildemay, auditor:—The bpric. and cathedral of Westminster, Ely cathedral.
Of Wm. Cavendish, auditor:—Canterbury and Rochester cathedrals, the bpric. and cathedral of Osney.
Of Robt. Burgoyn, auditor:—Worcester cathedral, the bpric. and cathedral of Peterborough, the college of Burton-on-Trent.
Of John Wiseman:—The bpric. and cathedral of Chester, the college of Thorneton.
Of Ric. Hochynson:—Durham and Carlisle cathedrals.
ii. Item, three valuations of the possessions of Durham, Winchester, and Chester, with a paper concerning the manner of the advowsons belonging to the said cathedral church of Worcester.
iii. Item, a book in paper with the proportions of the new erected bprics, cathedrals, and colleges [viz.]:—
The cathedrals of Canterbury and Rochester. The bprics. and cathedrals of Westminster and Oseney. The cathedral of Winchester. The bprics. and cathedrals of Bristowe and Gloucester. The cathedral of Worcester. The bpric. and cathedral of Chester. The college of Burton-on-Trent. The cathedrals of Carlisle and Durham. The college of Thorneton. The bpric. and cathedral of Peterborough. The cathedral of Ely.
iv. "Item, the King's book, in paper, concerning the limitation of the same proportions."
v. "Item, seven briefs or declarations of the possessions assigned to the bpric. of Chester, the bprics. and cathedrals of Oseney and Bristowe, the college of Thorneton, and the cathedral of Worcester.
[Fragment of another leaf containing the commencement of four similar items.]
Pp. 3. Mutilated.
A remembrance for my lord Privy Seal to be mean unto the King's Majesty for Raynold Carnaby, knt.
Has served the King as officer of Tyndall for two years and a half at great charges. Would not sue for recompense if he were not constrained by need. Owes the King 290l. 6s. 10d. for ferms and rents. Asks for a letter to discharge these debts till some future day.
P. 1. Endd.
2. "Certain doubts for Sir Reynold Carnaby to know the King's Highness' pleasure in":—
(1.) First, of late certain of Tynedale rebelliously withstood and rose against Sir Reynold, he acting for the King's deputy warden there. Now, any of the said Tynedale men committing an offence in Scotland, by march law, the party of Scotland must be answered. To know therefore, until Tynedale is brought into submission, how that answer is to be made. (2.) These Tynedale rebels, at the taking of Sir Reynold, spoiled certain of the King's subjects who were with him. How are those spoiled to be answered in the mean time ? (3.) All Tynedale has since used those who rose against their officer as though they had never offended. They are all, therefore, offenders. How, then, is Sir Reynold to act towards them? (4.) Sir Reynold and John Heron, constable of Harbottil, at the delivery of the former, to stay the traitors, promised to sue for their pardon. Now at his coming home, how is Sir Reynold to treat them until some device can be executed to bring the said naughty persons into obedience? (5.) Sir Reynold has paid, for Tynedale men's offences to the Scots, 50l., and must pay 30l. more on coming home; has kept pledges of Tynedale at his own cost, and kept the house of Heslysyde during the outlawry of Edward Charlton, who is now pardoned; and now, of late, the said Sir Reynold has paid the rebels 50 mks. besides his charges in Tynedale, but he has never received 20s. of his office, which he has held 2½ years.
He would think himself well repaid if he could only continue to discharge his office and rule the people to the King's honour, but if the Tynedale men are not brought into order he cannot do so.
"The names of the Tynedale thieves that received money of Sir Raynold Carnaby":—John Charlton, of Lardunborn, and Percy his son, John Robson, Rynny Dod, and Gery Charlton, of Wark, 6l. 13s. 4d. each.
In Carnaby's hand, pp. 2.
Vitell. C. XVI.
B. M.
Copy of letters patent, granted under the seal of the Court of Augmentation, to Anne [sister] of William duke of [Juliers, Cleves], Gueldres, and Burg giving her, as her dower, a jointure, in consideration of the marriage to be solemnised between the King and her, as concluded between ambassadors of the King and of John Frederic duke of Saxony and the said duke of Juliers, &c., the lordships and manors following, viz.:—The site, circuit, &c. of the m[onastery] of St. Margaret by Marlebergh, Wilts, with appurtenances in Marleburgh, Est Kennet, Manton, Yeatesburye, Lokeryche, Estgrafton ..., Westgrafton, Burbage, Puthallane in the parish of Myld[enhall]. * *; also the manors of Baberstock and Fooffownte alias Fovent, which belonged to the late abbey of Wilton; the manors of Hanyngton, Sutton, Scotney, Moundesmere, Oldfyssheborne, Denmedemoleme, Priorsdeane, Culmere, Stubbington and Hoo, Hants, which belonged to the late priory of Southwike; the manor of Bulberne in Bremmere with the site of the late priory of Bremmere; the grange of Barnes, and the manors of Heywoode, Rokkestede, and Langley, belonging to the said late priory of Bremmere. Annual value, 241 marks, 6¼d. Grant conditional on her living within the kingdom according to the treaty. The profits to be levied from last Michaelmas. Undated. (fn. 33)
"Memorandum quod hee litere pate[ntes sunt] sigilland' sigillo domini Regis Cur[ie Aug]mentac' Reventionum Corone sue."
Lat., pp. 3.
Pensions assigned at the dissolution of St. Mary Spyttell, the first payment to be at Christmas, 31 Hen. VIII., viz.:—
Priests:—Wm. Mayer, prior, 80l.; Dunston Sawyer, president, 8l.; John Cokburne, John Richardeson, and Thos. Willes, 6l. 13s. 4d. each; Thos. Almon, 7l. 10s.; Roger Lambe, 4l.
Sisters:—Alice Cholmeley and Agnes Brampston, 40s. each. Signed: Tho. Pope: Wyllyam Petre: Frauncis Cave: Thomas Mildemaye.
P. 1.
R. O. 2. Inventory, taken the _ (blank) day of _ (blank) 31 Hen. VIII., of the plate and goods of St. Mary Spittle, at the dissolution of the same, by Thomas Pope, Wm. Petre, and Francis Cave, doctors of laws, John Moryce, Thos. Myldemaye, and Thomas Spylman, commissioners.
Attached is a receipt, given 12 Jan. 31 Hen. VIII., by Sir John Williams, master of the King's jewels, for the plate which came to the King by the dissolution of St. Mary Spittle. Also another receipt by the same, 9 July 33 Hen. VIII., for "one salte parcell gilte."
Pp. 12.
R. O. 434. [LADY LISLE].
Paid, at London, for 3 oz. of popyngaye green silk, 3s.; 1 oz. sent home by Master Ratleffe, 12d. Bedstaves 4s. Holy water pot, 8d. Delivered to your Ladyship for alms and rewards, 5s. 6d. For the minstrels at Marke, 12d. Total, 15s. 2d. so that I am indebted to your Ladyship, 4s. 10d.
Paid, for alms, 4d. To Mistress Joyse, 4d. A reward at the church, 12d. A reward for a harde (?) and two cheeses, 8d. On St. Simon and St. Jude's day, 4d. in alms.
P. 1. In the hand of Sir Gregory Botolf.
435. GRANTS in OCTOBER 1539.
1. John Caryon, of London, yeoman, alias servant of Alvareio de Ascudelio, merchant of Spain. Pardon for having mortally wounded John de Ordonia, merchant of Spain; the said John Caryon having fled to the sanctuary of St. Peter, Westminster. Shefford, 17 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 35.
2. John Huttoft. Grant of the office of Clerk of the Signet, vice Th. Derbye promoted to be secretary of the Council in the West of England. Grafton, 1 Sept. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 39.
Addressed to Sir Th. Crumwell, knt., lord Crumwell, keeper of the Privy Seal, the King's principal secretary, and all other officers.
Vacated, having been cancelled by order of the lord Chancellor, with the assent of the said John, 1 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII.
3. Guy Crafford and Joan his wife. Grant in fee, for 54l., of a messuage or tenement in the parish of St. Helen, in the city of London, and within the close of the late priory of St. Helen; which was formerly in the tenure of Th. Benolt, late in that of Sir Arthur Darci, and now in that of the said Guy; also the messuage or tenement adjoining it on the south side, late in the tenure of Geo. Taylor; which premises belonged to the said late priory; to hold by the yearly rent of 6s. 8d. Del. Westm., 3 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 35.
4. Harman Hickman, born subject of the Emperor. Denization. Westm., 3 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 34.
5. Commissions of Gaol delivery.
Fyssherton Anger Gaol: at Salisbury. John Bonham, Th. Aprice, Edm. Mounpesson, John Erncley, Barth. Husey, Chas. Bulkeley, Wm. Stump, John Hamelyn, and Wm. Button. Westm., 6 Oct.
Warwick Gaol: at Warwick. Rog. Wygston, Ric. Catesby, John Grevyle, Fulk Grevyle, Wm. Wyllyngton, Reg. Dygby, Th. Ardern, Th. Holt, Th. Trye, Ric. Newporte, John Waldyff, Baldwin Porter, and Th. Shukborough. 6 Oct.
Gloucester Castle: at Gloucester. Sir Edw. Wadham, Sir Edm. Tame, Th. Whytyngton, Rob. Wye, John Arnold, Th. Lane, Rouland Moreton, Ric. Coton, John Huntley, Arth. Porter, Jas. Clyfford, Ric. Brayne, and Anth. Straunge. 9 Oct.
Ecylchester Gaol: at Welles. Sir Nich. Wadham, Sir John Newton, Wm. Porteman, Th. Clerk, Nich. Fitz James, Rog. Basyng, Geo. Gylbert, Ant. Gylbert, Aldred Fitz James, Wm. Vowell, John Porter, and Th. Horner. 9 Oct.
Norwich Castle: at the said Castle. Sir Roger Townesend, Sir Wm. Paston, Sir Thomas Le Straunge, Sir Edm. Bedyngfeld, Sir Jas. Boleyn, Sir John Jermy, Ric. Southwell, Hen. Bedyngfeld, John Wotton, Wm. Yelverton, sen., and John Robsarte. 9 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 11d.
6. Rob. Hennege. Licence to alienate a watermill in Tevilby, Linc., with an enclosure there belonging to the late priory of Syxhill, Linc., in the tenure of Hen. Serlby; and another watermill in Tevilby with a grange there, and all lands and tenements belonging to the said grange and mill now in the tenure of Rob. Barde, belonging to the said late priory; and a toft with all lands, &c., in Lesyngton and Buslyngthorpe, Linc., now in the tenure of John Benson, belonging to the late priory of Bullyngton; to John Clerk, yeoman, his heirs and assigns for ever. Westm., 11 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 15.
7. Rob. Hennage. Licence to alienate the house and site of the late priory of Newsted-upon-Ankeholme, Linc.,; and the demesne lands of the said late priory in the parish of Cadney, with the fishery in the water of Ankeholme; to John Bellowe, of Legborne, Linc., his heirs and assigns for ever. Westm., 11 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 15.
8. Sir John Gresham. Exemption from being made alderman or mayor, or any other officer of the city of London against his will. Del. Westm., 12 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
9. Jerome Benall, a native of Verona in Italy. Denization. Westm., 22 May 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 35.
10. Bishopric of London.
Congé d'élire to the dean and chapter of the cathedral church of London, vice John Stokisley, last bishop, deceased. Windsor, 11 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 20.
11. Bishopric of Hereford.
Congé d'élire to the dean and chapter of Hereford, vice Edmund, last bishop, translated to London. Windsor Castle, 11 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 28.
12. Roland Lee, bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. Grant in fee of the house and site of the late priory of canons regular of the order of St. Augustine, near Stafford, on the banks of the water or brook of Sowe, Staff.; the church, steeple, and churchyard thereof; the lordships or manors of Frodeswall, Pendford, Drayton, Mere, Apeton, and Coton, Staff.; the manor of Penulton, Lanc., and two "Salthouses" in the town of Nantwich ("de Wico Malbano"), Cheshire; the rectories and churches of Stowe, Busshebury, Cariswall, Weston upon Trent, Gayton and Mere, and the vicarage and church of Berkeswiche, with all the chapels thereto belonging, Staff.; and the rectory and church of Aldelem, Cheshire; all which belonged to the said late monastery; also the advowsons of the rectories, vicarages, and parish churches of Stowe, Busshebury, Cariswall, Weston upon Trent, Gayton and Mere and Berkeswiche, Staff., and of the vicarage and parish church of Aldelem, Cheshire; and all other possessions in Berkeswiche, Stafford, Orberton, Froddeswall, Penford, Drayton, Mere, Apeton, Coton, Amerton, Drayngton, Grendley, Newton, Lee, Acton Trussell, Colton, Salte, Hopton, Shradycote, Whitgreve, Admaston, Rycardescote, Lichfelde, Byssheton, Olton, Marchyngton, Bednall, Walton, Hanyat?, Foryate, and Swynneshed, Staff.; Peuulton, Lanc.; Asshebourne, Derb.; Duranstrope, Leic.; Quynton, Warw.; and in Audelem and Nantwich, Cheshire; or elsewhere in England belonging to the said late priory, which came to the King by grant of Ric. Whittell, late prior, and the convent. Annual value 141l. 13s. 2d., rent 14l. 13s. 2d. and 50l. payable to the Treasurer of the Court of Augmentations; with liberties. Del. Westm., 13 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 21.
13. Sir Edw. Mountagu, Chief Justice of the King's Bench. Grant of 2 tuns of Gascon wine yearly out of the prizes in the ports of Bristol and Pole, or 10l. a year in case the said 2 tuns be not delivered to him; to hold during his tenure of the said office. Del. Westm., 13 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. mutilated. Pat. p. 3, m. 12.
14. John Evan, one of the King's falconers. To be bailiff and woodward of the manor of Waddesdon, Bucks., which one Edw. Lamborne, now deceased, lately held; the manor having come to the King's hands by the attainder of Hen. Courteney, late marquis of Exeter. Grafton, 7 Sept. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 37.
15. John Geynyshe, of Westminster, yeoman. Pardon for having accidentally killed one Agnes Acrehed. It appears by inquisition that while the said Agnes was washing linen upon the bridge at Westminster, called the "Kyng's Bridge," the said John happened to be in a garden of one Joan Stephyn, widow, shooting with a "handgonne" at a crow, then standing upon "the boye of a bote" upon the river Thames, the leaden bolt with which he was shooting glanced from the water and struck the said Agnes. Westm., 13 Oct. 31 Hen VIII. Del. 14 Oct.—P.S. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 36.
16. John Okden. Licence to alienate the manor of Elyngham, and 12 messuages and certain acres of land, &c., in Elyngham, Hants., to Wm. Southe, Rob. Southe, and Th. Codryngton, their heirs and assigns, to the use of the said John and of one Sibilla Smyth, widow of Nich. Smyth, deceased, for the term of their lives and of the survivor of them, and afterwards to the use of the right heirs of the said John for ever. Westm., 14 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 40.
17. John baron Russell. Grant in fee, of the manor of Caryfytzpayn and a moiety of the advowson of the parish church of Charleton Makerell, in Charlton Makerell, Soms.; in as full manner as Henry late marquis of Exeter held the same; the premises having come to the King's hands by the attainder of the said late marquis: with liberties. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 47.
18. Sir Th. Seymour. Grant in fee, for 1,299l. 5s. 5d., of the manor of Colleshull, and the rectory of Colleshull, Berks and Wilts, with the advowson of the parish church of Colleshull, Berks; which belonged to the late monastery of Edyngdon, Wilts; and all messuages, lands, &c. in Colleshull, belonging to the said late monastery; in as full manner as Paul Busshe, late rector of the same late monastery, held the same: to hold by the yearly rent of 7l. 4s. 5d., with liberties. Hampton Court, 12 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Oct.—Pat. p. 1, m. 36.
19. John Cradocke. Commission for life, to purvey mats in England and Wales for the palace of Westminster, honor of Hampton Courte, manors of Grenewiche, Richemount, Oteland, Nonesuche, and all other the King's "places and lodgyns" within 20 miles of London. Otelaunde, 12 July 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. S.B.—Pat. p. 4, m. 36.
20. Th. Norton. Lease of the grange called Pulloxhill graunge, a close called Monkes close, with a parcel of meadow called Cramforde mede and a water-mill belonging to the said grange, in Harlyngdon, Beds; with reservation of certain lands in the parish of Sharpenho and Stretley, which were leased by copy of court roll to one John Hill, and other reservations; for the term of 21 years from the Feast of Aununciation A.D. 1545; at the yearly rent of 18l., besides extraordinary rents, fines, &c., due to the hundred of Flete and court of Stretley or elsewhere; the premises having been formerly leased for 19 years to Ric. Jakman, grocer, of London, by Robert late abbot of Woborn, Beds, by deed indented bearing date 30 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII.; in which doed they are mentioned as having been formerly let to farm and occupied by John Frankelyn. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 37.
21. Geo. Petrocochino, merchant of the island or city of Candey. To be master, governor, protector, or consul of all merchants and other the King's subjects in the island or city of Candey. Windsor Castle, 10 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. P.S.—Enrolled (erroneously) on Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 12. Rym. XIV. 703.
22. Fabian Justiniano, merchant of Genoa. To be master, governor, protector, or consul of all merchants and other the King's subjects in the island or city of Syo. Windsor Castle, 10 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Enrolled (erroneously) on Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 12. Rym. XIV., 704.
23. Wm. Button. Custody of the possessions late of Th. Burdon, deceased, during the minority of Eliz. Burdon, d. and h. of the said Thomas; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Hampton Court, 12 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 35.
24. Giles Brugge and Th. Robyns. Grant of the wardship and marriage of Geo. Monouxe, son and heir of Th. Monouxe, deceased, and the custody of the manor of Capelhall, Norf., and of 3 messuages, 340 acres of land, 6 acres of meadow, 30 acres of pasture, and 3 acres of turbary in Barton Bendisshe, Norf., a messuage called Grymes in Barton Bendisshe, and 60 acres of arable land in Estmore, annexed to the said messuage called Grymes; a close of land called Oldhallherne and another of pasture called the New Close lying upon the "Felde side" in the lordship of Barton Bendishe, Norf., and 2 messuages and certain acres of land, &c., in Buketon, Norf.; which were inter alia the property of the said Th. Monouxe; to hold during the minority of the said heir. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 23.
25. Ric. Rowley. Reversion of the office of King's smith in the town of Calais and the marches there now held by John Dosen, by grant of Hen. VII.; with fees of 12d. a day. Del. Westm., 18 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 8.
26. Sir Ric. Gresham. Custody of the manors of Aynesbury, Wyssenden, and Morehall, Hunts. and Leic., late of John Berkeley, deceased, during the minority of Maurice Barkeley, kinsman and heir male of the said John; together with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Langley, 21 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 36.
27. Th. Eden, clerk of the King's council, and Grisilda his wife. Grant in fee, for 79l. 3s. 6d., of the site, soil, &c., of the late house or priory of Friars Preachers in the town of Sodburie, Suff., the church, steeple, and churchyard thereof, &c., and all other messuages, &c., in the said town belonging to the said late priory, in as full manner as John Cotton, the last prior, held the same. Del. Westm., 19 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Endd.: "for the purchase of 3l. 19s. 2d. by year." Pat. p. 4, m. 38.
28. Sir John Heydon and Sir Chr. Heydon, son and heir apparent of the said John, tenants of the manor of Kellyng, Norf. Inspeximus and confirmation of charter [patent] 10 May 12 Edw. IV. inspecting and confirming the following—
i. Charter 20 July 21 Edw. III. granting to John Avenel free warren in their demesne lands of Kellyng and Salthous, Norf.
ii. Charter 20 July 21 Edw. III. granting to the said John Avenel a market and fair at the manor of Kellyng, Norf.
Westm., 19 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 10.
29. Evan Gilman, in the parish of St. Andrew in Holborn, skinner, a native of the town of Vans in Brittany, now under the dominion of the King of the French. Denization. Westm., 20 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 36.
30. Sir John Aleyn and Margaret his wife, and Chr. Aleyn and Agnes his wife. Livery of lands, the said Margaret and Agnes being the daughters and heirs of Giles Legh, deceased; viz., the manors of Olyff Garnetts and Halyslegh, Essex; and the advowsons of the church of Margaret Bothing and chantry of St. Nicholas in the church of Halyslegh, Essex; and all messuages, lands, &c., in the villages, fields, &c., of Margaret Rothyng, Haleslegh, Woodham Mortymer and Purley, Essex, which belonged to the said Giles or any other ancestor of the said Margaret and Agnes. Del. Westm., 20 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 21.
31. Wm. Belamy. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Ric. Belamy, deceased, and Mabel his wife, d. and h. of Th. Boyse, likewise deceased. Del. Westm., 20 Oct., 31 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 3, m. 31.
32. Sir Hugh Trevanyon. To be escheator and feodary of the possessions of the duchy of Cornwall. Windsor 7 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 37.
33. Stephen a Haschenperg. Annuity of 60l. Westm., 20 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Oct.—P.S. Enrolled on Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 13.
34. Wm. Staunford of London. Pardon for having acquired to himself and his heirs inter alia, the manor of Dyphams and certain messuages, lands, &c., in Edelmeton, Midd., withôut licence. Westm. 21 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 7, m. 29.
35. Sir Hugh Trevanyon. To be constable of Launceston castle alias Dunheved, Cornw., with fees out of the issues of the duchy of Cornwall. Windsor, 7 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 37.
36. Sir Geo. Carewe. To be lieutenant or captain of the tower or castle of Ruysbanke in Picardy; with the same number of soldiers under him and the same fees as John Petche or Sir Nich. Carewe or any other held in that office, notwithstanding the statute 27 Hen. VIII. Petworth, 29 July 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 37.
37. Th. Dyar. Annuity of 3l. issuing from certain lands in Westbucham and Netheraxe, Soms., which belonged to Wm. Thorneborowe, deceased, during the minority of John, s. and h. of the said William, with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Del. Westm. 23 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 43.
38. John Blake, of Cornton, Glamorgan, marches of Wales, butcher, alias Jenkyn Blake, of Cornton, husbandman. Protection, going in the suite of Arthur viscount Lysle. Westm. 23 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 46.
39. Thomas Johnson, a born subject of the king of Scotland. Denization. Westm. 15 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 41; also p. 6, m. 36.
40. John Penven, clk., M.A., a born subject of the king of Scotland. Denizazation. Westm. 15 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 41; also p. 6, m. 36.
41. Gawin Carewe. To be keeper of the park of Chydehamholt alias Chyddamholt alias Chytelhampton, Devon, in the King's hands by the attainder of Henry late marquis of Exeter; with the herbage and pannage of the said park, profits as enjoyed by Wm. Dawbeney, and an annuity of 6l. 13s. 4d. Del. Westm., 24 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 7.
42. Wm. Staunford, of London. Licence to alienate the manor of Dyphams and certain messuages, lands, &c., in Edelmeton, Midd., to John Grymston, his heirs and assigns for ever. Westm., 26 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 7, m. 30.
43. Sir Nich. Hare and Katharine, his wife. Licence to alienate the manor of Hargham, and a windmill and certain messuages, lands, &c. in Hargham, Wilby, Snytterton, and Shropham, and the advowson of Hargham church; to John Grene and Elizabeth, his wife, and heirs of the said John. Westm. 26 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 2.
44. Hen. Nevell, jun., son of Sir Edw. Nevell, deceased. Annuity of 20l. in consideration of his being the King's godson; payable by the receivers—general of Crown lands. Del. Westm., 27 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 38.
45. Berks.—Commission of oyer and terminer to Sir John Baldewyn, Sir Wm. Essex, Sir Walt. Stoner, Sir Wm. Barantyne, Sir John Browne, Sir Anth. Hungerford, Sir Humph. Foster and John Wellesborne. Westm., 27 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 49d.
46. Similar commissions for the city and ports (fn. 34) under-mentioned:—
[Canterbury]—Thos. Bele, mayor of Canterbury, Sir Ric. Hales, M.R., Sir Wm. Fynche, John Hales, one of the Barons of the Exchequer, and Jas. Hales.
[Rye.]—Sir Th. Cheyney, Th. Byrchet, mayor of Rie, John Baker, attorney-general, Walt. Henley, Th. Darell of Skotney, Rob. Oxenbrige, Th. Roberts of Crambroke, and Wm. Oxenbrige.
[Dover.]—Sir Th. Cheyney, Sir Chr. Hales, M.R., John Bowle mayor of Dover, John Bowys, Th. Wyngfeld and Ric. Deryng.
[Colchester?]—Henry earl of Essex, Sir Chr. Jenney, Sir Humph. Wyngfeld, Sir Giles Capell, Sir Th. Darcye, Sir John Raynsforth, Sir John Seyntclere, and Sir Wm. Pyrton.
[ ?]—Sir Chr. Hales, M.R., John Baker, attorney-general, John Hales, Sir Edw. Wotton, Sir Wm. Fynche, Th. Moyle, Edw. Thwaytes, Jas. Hayles, John Boyse, Reg. Skott, Edw. Monyn, Th. Hardres, and Wm. Goldwell. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 49d.
47. John Gray, born a subject of the king of Scotland. Denization. Westm., 27 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 36.
48. John Brydges. Grant of the office of yeoman or keeper of the vestures or apparel for the King's masks, revels, and disguisings, and of the apparel and trappings for the horses appointed for "justes and turneys"; with fee of 6d. a day. Westm., 21 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. 27 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 5.
Vacated on surrender by the said John Bridges, 1 July 4 Edw. VI., in order that another patent might be granted to John Holte.
The signature "John Brydges" appears in the margin above the note of vacatur.
49. Edw. Elryngton. Grant in fee, for 2,500 mks., of the house and site of the late monastery of nuns of St. Claire of Denney, Camb.; the steeple and churchyard of the same; the manors of Denney, Waterbeache, Histon, High Hall and Strode, Camb., Beds., Essex, Norf. and Kent; the rectories of Shiston, Eltisley, Byddenham, Roddyswell and Godarston, with the advowsons of the vicarages thereof, in cos. Camb., Beds, Essex and Norf. appropriated and belonging to the late monastery; and all messuages, lands, &c., in the vills, fields, &c., of Denney, Waterbeache, Histon, High Hall, Strode, Cambridge, Chesterton, Fordwere, Milton, Landebeche, Fenedytton, Madyngley, Gorton, Cotton, Paxton Magna, Rampton, Westwartyng, Knapwell, Cottenham, Howsez and Hokyngton, Camb., Beds., Essex, Norf. and Kent. which belonged to the said late monastery of Denney; in as full manner as Eliz. Throgmerton, the late abbess, held the same; with liberties. To hold by a rent of 20l. 10s. Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 15.
50. John Aleyn, jun., mercer of London, and Margaret his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of Giles Legh, and Chr. Aleyn, mercer of London, and Agnes his wife, another of the daughters and heirs of the said Giles. Pardon of all alienations, trespasses, &c., with regard to the manor of Hatfeld Peverell, Essex; the rectory of Hatfeld Peverell, and the rectories and advowsons of the vicarages of Acton and Assyngton; and all messuages, lands, &c. in Hatfeld Peverell, Ultyng, Wodham Mortymer, Wodham Water, Magna Totham, Parva Totham, Westham, Tolleshunt Darcy, Terlyng, Boreham, Parva Badowe, Debden, Bradwell juxta Coggeshall, Bradwell juxta Mare, Nawntwyche, Blumshamhall, Falborn, Fayrsted and Stratford Langthorn, Essex, or elsewhere in Essex, Suff. or Midd. which belonged to the late priory of Hatfeld Peverell. Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 13.
51. Ric. Monke, late of Hatherlegh, Devon, groom. Pardon for having, along with others, on Wednesday after Epiphany 28 Hen. VIII., broken into the house of John Cowike at Clawton, Devon, and stolen certain dress and ornaments. Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 38.
52. Ralph Harrys, one of the yeomen of the King's acatry (unus valectorum emptoriæ Regis). Lease, for a fine of 4l., of the rectory of Whitechurche, Bucks., with tithes, &c., belonging to the late monastery of Woborne, Beds., now in the King's hands by the attainder of Rob. Hobbes, the late abbot; advowson of the vicarage reserved; term 21 years; rent 14l. 13s. 4d. Del. Westm., 29 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 30.
53. Th. Maynman. To be keeper of the wardrobe in the manor of Estgrenewich, Kent: with 8d. a day. On surrender of patent, 27 Feb. 23 Hen. VIII., granting the same to David Vincent. Westm., 27 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. 29 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 38.
54. David Vincent. To be keeper of the wardrobe in the honor or manor of Hampton Court, lately held by Rob. Smyth, deceased; with fees of 12d. a day; the said David having resigned his office of keeper of the wardrobe in the manor of Grenewiche at the King's request. Westm., 27 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 40.
55. Francis Hall, of Calais. Grant in fee, for 621l. 15s., of the manors of Reppyngale, Bilchefelde, and West Thorpe, Linc., which belonged to the late monastery of Sempyngham alias Semperyngham, Linc.; and all messuages, lands, &c., late in the tennre of Thomas Quensye in Manthorpe, Gonnerby, Londerthorpe, Towthorpe, and Hareby, Linc., and all messuages, &c., in Reppyngale, Bylchefelde, West Thorpe next Grantham, Donsthorpe, Houghton, Manthorpe, Gonnerby, Londerthorpe, Towthorpe, and Hareby, Linc., which belonged to the said late monastery; in as full manner as the last prior of the said monastery, or the general master of the order of St. Gilbert held the same. Also the manor of Basyngthorpe alias Basyngthorpe graunge, Linc., belonging to the late monastery of Styxwold, Linc.; and all tithes of corn in Westby and Basyngthorpe, Linc., the advowson of the parish church of Basyngthorpe; and possessions of the monastery in Basyngthorpe, Westby, and Newton near Folkyngham; in as full manner as the last prioress held the same.
Clear yearly value of premises; (1) in Reppyngale, 69s. 1d.; (2) in Bilchefeld, 7l. 4s. 1d.; (3) in Westhorpe, Donsthorpe, Hareby, Houghton, Manthorpe, Gonnerby, Londerthorpe, and Towthorpe, 60s. and (4) in Basyngthorpe, Westby, and Newton, 20l. 17s. 9d., at the annual rents of (1) 6s. 11d.; (2) 14s. 5d.; (3) 6s.; and (4) 41s. 10d. respectively. Del. Westm., 30 Oct. 31 Hen VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 31.
56. Rouland Shakelady and Katharine his wife. Licence to alienate the manor of Tugby, and certain messuages, &c., in Tugby, Estnorton, Mysterton, Burton Overy, and Mounstrell, and the advowson and rectory of the parish church of Tugby with the advowson of the chapel of Est-norton, Leic., to Ric. Neel, and Francis and Th. Neel, sons of the said Richard. Westm. 30 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 10.
57. John Staveley. Licence to alienate certain acres of meadow, wood, and land covered with water in Burley, Rutl., to Edw. Sapcot and Joan his wife, and the heirs and assigns of the said Edward for ever. Westm., 30 Oct. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 15.
58. John Browning, alias Broonyng, of Frampton upon Severn, Glouc., husbandman. Protection, going in the suite of Arthur Plantagenet, viscount Lysle, deputy of Calais. Westm., 31 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
59. John Oversall. Livery of lands as s. and b. of Hugh Oversall, deceased. Westm., 29 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. 31 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 33.
Thanks her for her letter and for the "kreppin" and petticoat received by Hussey. Hears that the King is going to be married, but my lord and my lady (fn. 35) have as yet no word of their going to London. Begs her mother will speak for her that she may be one of the Queen's maids. Is sorry she did not see my lord her father-in-law when he was in England.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: The lady Lisle at Calais.
Your Lordship's favour towards the teaching of holy letters encourages me to hope that the pains I have taken in studying Hebrew, Greek, and Latin, of which Mr. Morysyne can inform you, may not be without profit. I studied these tongues to enable me to refute papistical sophistry, and as I have hitherto received an exhibition from the monastery of Evesham, now, as I hear, to be dissolved, I beg you Lordship's letters to the commissioners to assign me a pension. Signed.
P. 1. Endd.


  • 1. See No. 326.
  • 2. Sir Ric. Grenville.
  • 3. Probably St. Mary Overey. See No. 401.
  • 4. See Grants in Oct., No. 45. The abbot of Reading is referred to.
  • 5. Meaning apparently the Visitation of Our Lady, 2 July. The Assumption of Our Lady, 15 Aug. was too recent for Constantyne to have said that he was not then in England.
  • 6. John Bell, the new bishop of Worcester.
  • 7. Holbein.
  • 8. Katharine of Arragon.
  • 9. Anne Boleyn.
  • 10. Jane Seymour.
  • 11. The bishop of St. David's.
  • 12. Mark Smeton.
  • 13. Richard Cromwell does not seem to have been a knight till the spring of 1540, and it might be supposed that this paper belonged to that year; but it is clear that Constantyne was examined more than once about this time in 1539 (See No. 399), and from this paper itself it appears that he was arrested on the 27th August.
  • 14. The bishop of St. David's.
  • 15. Temple Bruer in Lincolnshire.
  • 16. Erased.
  • 17. Temple Bruer in Lincolnshire.
  • 18. See No. 62.
  • 19. Lord Edmund Howard.
  • 20. "1539" is added in another hand, probably a little later.
  • 21. Edward Foxe, the late bp. of Hereford.
  • 22. Henry would become the Elector's brother-in-law by marrying Anne of Cleves.
  • 23. John Basset.
  • 24. These letters seem to have been added by Cromwell, in the margin, with a view to a re-arrangement of the items in the order of their urgency.
  • 25. Cancelled.
  • 26. The Warden of the Grey Friars of Reading.
  • 27. "b prius"? as a former article was marked b.
  • 28. Of Cleves.
  • 29. Headed "Nomina omnium monasteriorum, prioratuum et aliarum domorum religiosorum infra regnum Angliac," &c. There would seem to be a copy of this document, or of a portion of it, with the same heading, in Tanner MS. 343 fol. 115 in the Bodleian Library.
  • 30. Marginal note "non deficit xx. li. in toto."
  • 31. This document was privately printed by the late Mr. Henry Cole in 1838.
  • 32. Cancelled.
  • 33. The document ends "In ...," the last words being burned away. But probably there was nothing more than "In cujus, &c."
  • 34. The "City and ports" referred to are only named in connection with the names of the mayors.
  • 35. Lord and lady Rutland.