Letters and Papers: August 1539, 16-31

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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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August 1539

16 Aug.
Ellis, 3 S.
II. 346.
53. JOHN FRYAR, Physician, to CROMWELL.
The late bp. of Rochester (fn. 1) when he was sick required me to attend on him day and night, promising to reward my pains; but after his departure his goods were taken up by Mr. Gostwycke and "converted" to the King's coffers, so that for twelve days' labour and four nights' watching I have as yet got nothing. So unless your Lordship be good to me I shall lose both my labour, my friend, and my physic. "And truly if physicians should take no money for them that they kill as well as for them that they save, their livings should be very thin and bare." Begs Cromwell to give orders for his payment to Mr. Gostwycke—the more liberal because it shall be the last; "for of them that scape we may take the less because we hope they shall once come again into our hands." London, 16 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal.
16 Aug.
Poli Epp.,
II. 181.
Reflections upon the bearing of grief. Begs Contarini to intercede with the Pope not to call him to Rome just yet; for, by letters of Card. Farnese, it seems he is recalled by the Pope. Among cardinals, as among others, those who have lost near relations are allowed a time for grief, and he has lost almost all his at one moment, some by slaughter and some by captivity. Carpentras, 15 Aug. 1539.
P.S.—His letters have arrived three days after those of Card. Farnese. Writes in his other letters his reasons for not wishing to come to Rome, and the bearer, the abbot (fn. 2), can explain further. Grieves at the death of Card. Campegius. Was glad to hear Contarini had succeeded him as protector of the monks of the Order of St. Benedict of the congregation of St. Justin. As to the bpric. of Salisbury of which you write, I am sorry the opinion did not prevail that it should not be conferred upon any one at my instance; but I cannot but recognise His Holiness' good will to me If the affairs of the Church in England are restored I could not fail to get a bishopric there unless by my own fault; but if things remain the same I do not see what advantage there is in being named to the bishopric of Salisbury more than to that of Antioch or of Alexandria, and my adversaries would make my nomination a subject of calumny and ridicule. I beg that what you write may not be divulged. I gave up all I had for the Apostolic See; and when my adversaries see me compelled to fly to that dry bone of which they are eating the flesh, they will think themselves true prophets, when they said I would leave all by leaving them, for they knew the Court of Rome. Tunstall indeed, the most learned of our men, and then a great friend, wrote, by the King's command, nearly in these words, when he saw me thinking of taking the side of Rome. "Thou leavest the certain for the uncertain: trust me, they are deceiving thy simplicity." I replied, "If I walk in simplicity they cannot deceive; but if in duplicity, and they deceive, I bear the due penalty of duplicity." I take the Pope's intention to have been that as this bishopric in my country was void in the Court, he would give me the first option of accepting or refusing it. Carpentras, 16 Aug. 1539.
16 Aug.
Poli Epp.,
II. 188.
55. SAME to SAME.
Yesterday I received your letters of the 24th ult., and, three days before, I had letters from Card. Farnese, of the 25th, to return to Italy and await a better occasion for the matter of England. Before going hence, I send our abbot (fn. 3) to His Holiness to beg that I may be allowed to stay here this winter, to mourn the misfortune of my country and family. The worthy people of England will despair if they see Pole return to Italy without doing anything, and he is afraid of the famine in Italy, where his expenses would be much greater. Here, though the harvest was poor, there is enough to eat, and he is lodged in a house of friars, which suits him, and has the company of Sadolet. If he must leave this he has asked the abbot to get him leave to stop in Lombardy and attend to his own affairs from which he has been so long absent. Carpentras, 16 Aug. 1539.
16 Aug.
Otho C.
IX., 97.
English translation of the correspondence between Aradyn B[arbatossa] and [Gio. Matt. Bembo], rector of Cattaro, from [9] to 16 Aug. 1539, in which Aradyn demands the immediate delivery of Risano, which the other refuses on account of the truce, &c. See Lettere di Principi III, 138b-142.
Much mutilated, pp. 7.
17 Aug.
Sir John Daunce heretofore spake to me, in your I ordship's name, not to enter upon such lands as be recovered to the King's use, for payment of 3,866l. 13s. 4d. owing by Sir Thomas Butler. Yet now, as Sir Brian Tuke, treasurer of the King's chamber, has newly certified me that Sir Thomas Butler does not keep his days of payment, I am bound, by the King's letters patent, (fn. 4) heretofore directed to me, to enter upon his lands and revenues until the King be fully paid. Please certify me by your letters, by this bearer, my servant, whether I shall any longer forbear. I would have attended on your lordship myself, but, being bruised with a fall from my gelding, could not do so without pain. Roydon, 17 August. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
17 Aug.
Thanks him for his letter by Mr. Draycotte. Trusts he has not done anything against the laws of God and the King to merit the suppression of the monastery. Wynchelcombe, 17 Aug.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
17 Aug.
ninger, IV.
Was glad to receive, by his messenger, Henry's letters approving his reply to the ambassadors at Otonia. Thought best, for arranging conditions against the Papists, to consult the duke of Saxony and landgrave of Hesse; and therefore at the time he gave his written reply to Henry's ambassadors, he despatched to these princes a secretary, who returned two days ago and says the princes are willing to send ambassadors to treat for a league. The time of meeting they refer to Henry. As for the place, they, like Christian, would gladly choose England, but at the present time the machinations against the Evangelical cause render it almost impossible for them to accept any place except Hamburg or Bremen; England, because of the sea voyage and the distance, seems unsuitable. They allege many other things, both touching the cause and in support of their opinion, which it would be unsafe to write. That the ports of his kingdom are very advantageous to England if protected by German garrisons is an additional cause why, in this league, he wishes to comprehend the German princes; and although in his reply he said he would not object to send ambassadors to England, and Henry in his last letters urged him to fulfil his promise, still he hopes that, seeing the advantage of the alliance of the German princes, Henry will not object to the meeting taking place at Hamburg or Bremen. Begs him to choose one of these two places and appoint the time, which must be at least six weeks after the time of indiction, so that the princes may have due warning. If Henry, however, cannot consent to either of the proposed places, Christian will send his own ambassadors into England to treat of a sincere amity upon just and reasonable conditions. Headed: 17 Aug. 1539.
Latin. From a draft by Peter Suavenius.
17 Aug.
60. HENRY MELEMAN, Merchant of Dantzic, to CROMWELL.
His friend, Hans van Pelkem, has laden in this present ship, for the King, 20 "hede mastyse," hoping the King will like them well. Sends Cromwell "a skware tabelle of masere and the fyte with all," which Thomas Gygges will deliver. Damzke, 17 Aug. 1539.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
18 Aug.
Thank her ladyship for her kind sending to me by my servant and at many other times. I beg you to be good lord to the hearer, Antony Naples, whom I have despatched to England. I beg that he may be paid for the days he has been in the King's works at Calais. I have paid him 12d. a day for 28 days, although I am not sure of being repaid. Guisnes, 18 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
18 Aug.
Otho C. ix.,
Commission issued by the Council of the Order of St. John in Malta to * * * * bailiff of the Eagle, and * * preceptor of Beverley * * Ambrose Cave of Evoli and Baran, Henry Pole of Dalbi and Rothlei, Ric. Broke of Mount St. John's, preceptors in England, to view and report upon improvements said to have been made by [Giles Russell] lieutenant turcopolier, at the preceptory of Temple Bruer. Malta, 18 Aug. 1539.
Latin. Seal almost gone.
19 Aug.
Harl. MS.
6,[...]89, f. 41.
On coming to London, found a servant of Burgart, sent by his master hither with great speed for reasons which Cromwell will learn from his letters. He has orders, on being despatched by Cromwell, to go at once to Cleves, where he expects to find his master, the vice-chancellor, with the chief councillors of the duke of Saxony. Burgart also sent Mont a letter which he forwards with his own. Begs him to give the man a speedy answer, as the matter is urgent. Hears that the Diet is to be, I Sept., at Nürnberg. London, 19 Aug.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.: D. Privati Sigilli.
19 Aug.
Reminds him of his being disappointed of the abbot of Reading's chief house here in London, by his fellow Polstedde's means, about last Easter, when Cromwell said he would provide him with a house. A sks him for a letter to the Chancellor of the Augmentations for a lease of the late bp. of Rochester's house at the Black Friars, and another called the Provincial's lodging. Since he called his sickly wife from the King's finding, has been more chargeable to Cromwell and certain of her friends than he is able to recompense. London, 19 Aug., in readiness to meet the surveyors of the Augmentation Court at Pulton, where he is like to have a sore neighbour.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Mr. Stwerd to my lord.
[20 Aug.]
R. O.
I have set all things in order, as commanded, about the goods of the late bp. of Rochester, and have dispatched his servants, so that to-morrow, 21 Aug., I intend to ride home, taking John Rok, my clerk, with me, for a month or three weeks. I shall leave money for Ant. Auger with Sir Ric. Gresham's servant, Edmond. I beg you to remember my warrants. Twisell, auditor of the late bp. of Sarum's lands, says that, if his brother be appointed to receive the revenues due at Mich., the King is not likely to be justly answered ; for he will speak fair and do contrary. On Tuesday next, I mean to be, with Mr. Harvy, at Elstowe, to take the surrender of that monastery, and will accomplish your pleasure in favour of Mr. Carleton. London, Wednesday morning. Signed.
P. 1. Add: Lord Cromwell, Lord Privy Seal.
20 Aug.
R. O.
Has received his sundry letters. The grapes were delivered on Tuesday night; but, on causing Hugh, who delivered them, to open them, they proved to be all broken and rotten. Had they been in good condition, would have ridden to Court and presented them to the King himself, in my lady's name, as Lisle wrote. Has delivered his lordship's letter to my lord Mayor, who has determined to have Tong before him to-morrow afternoon, "and there shall be Porter and such things laid to his charge as he hath spoken." Has not yet heard of my lord Admiral's venison nor money. I think his lordship will send hither before Sunday when I shall take order with the draper for your liveries. London, 20 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
20 Aug.
R. O.
Has received her letters, but Mr. Rosscarick had ridden westward before they came. Will have them sent to Mr. Rolles, both Mr. Rosscarick's and those to John Davy and Mr. Dennys, by a trusty messenger, whom I trust I shall find this Bartholomew fair. Received a basket of grapes by Hugh Jones, but on opening it the grapes were found to be rotten. Had it been otherwise, would have presented them to the King. Is sorry for it, as none have come to his Majesty this year. London, 20 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Sealed. Add.
20 Aug.
R. O.
Would be glad to send Cromwell, as desired, a lease of his farm of Okeley for John Coope, but has no other place to lie upon himself. His wife has his manor of Thorneton reserved to her, under a bond of 1,000l. made by counsel of lord Mowntegew. If your lordship can find means to dissolve that bond, I shall bring you the lease ; which my counsel has in keeping, for I have had great vexation for that farm, which as yet is not determined by law. Southwokyngdon, 20 August.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
20 Aug.
Add. MS.
28, 591, f. 214,
B. M
His nephew, Card. Farnese, has brought the Emperor's replies to the matters of his mission. Sends the bearer, his servant, M. Jo. Ricio, upon affairs of the Emperor's daughter, Germany and the Turk. De nostro Palatio, 20 Aug. 1539.
Italian. Endd.: "Del Papa di su mano con Juan Ricio de Monte Pulchano." Modern copy from Simancas, pp. 2.
Poli Epp., III.
2. Instruction upon the affairs of Germany upon which the Pope thinks the Emperor ought to be guided, carried into Spain by Montepulciano, 1539.
Setting forth, in 32 separate articles, various reasons why the Pope thinks the Emperor ought to annual, and not confirm, the diet of Frankfort, and that it would be well for him to call another diet only if he could be present himself in Germany, with various other suggestions, among which is—
(27.) That the Emperor should make use in Germany of what the King of England has done in his kingdom to amend his errors, dexterously insinuating to those whom there is hope of gaining or preserving as good Catholics that his Majesty has dealings with that King with the view of bringing him back to the Catholic religion in other things besides.
21 Aug.
Titus B.I., 404.
B. M
In accordance with Cromwell's letters to them and Mr. Roland Hill, dated Shefforde, the 18th inst., have examined the cloths of Ric. Harrys, put under arrest as forfeited on the plea that they were unwrought, each being reported as worth 4l. They are only 20 in number, and not worth 4l. apiece. This judgment is confirmed by Thos. Perpounte, draper, Will. Woodleef, mercer, Ralph Foxley, merchant tailor, and John Lambarde, draper, who made a separate examination at their request. Think the cloths ought not to be forfeited, and have re-delivered them to Harrys. London, 21 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Cromwell, Lord Privy Seal.
21 Aug.
R. O.
When late at the Court, would have reminded Cromwell of a certain matter if he had been at leisure. Asks him, now he is near the University, to take some good order with those scholars and townsmen who did eat flesh in Lent, contrary to the King's proclamations, which command all honest ceremonies to be observed. On the eve of the Assumption the late chancellor to the bp. of Worcester openly ate buttered chicken at Yslippe, and defended it. At Cambridge, such offenders were indicted of Lollardy and put to open penance at last sessions. 21 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Privy Seal.
21 Aug.
R. O.
In accordance with Cromwell's letters, the Commissioners of Sewers have viewed the mill and weir lately set up on the Lugg in Sir John Bridges' lordship of Lugwardine, which caused the river to overflow the meadows, and deepened a ford so much that hay, &c., for Hereford had to be sent round to a bridge, two or three miles about, and cost 6d. or a groat more a load. Part of the weir was pulled up in their presence, but little more done after their departure ; and now John Grauntham and one Heyward, with Bridges' consent have repaired it, and threaten those who pulled it up with actions. Unless Cromwell writes again, the nuisance is like to continue. Hereford, 21 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
22 Aug.
Examination of John Ryan, late of St. Botolph's without Algate, fruiterer, taken 22 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII., concerning a discussion in his house, the Bell, on Tower Hill, about St. Peter's tide last, between one _ Clerk, who married one Mr. Martyn's daughter, Roger Dekonson, mariner, and others. In talking about Ireland, Dyconson said the Prince was going to reside in Dublin. Deponent said, God forbid he should go thither till he were 20 years of age and crowned king. The said Clerk and Dyconson said there should never be king of England crowned after the present King. Replied that he had heard an old prophecy of Marlyn that Edward should succeed Henry and wear the crown of England, and that there should be more murder and traitors in his time than in his father's; and that the same prophesyer said to him, "O thou child that murdered thy mother in her womb, thou shalt have so much treason wrought in thy time more than ever thy father had, and yet shalt thou prosper and go forth."
The man who told him the prophesies (fn. 5) is in the King's service, a cunning prophesier and the best "cronacler" in England, but he refuses to give his name till he has spoken with some of the Council. Signed with a mark.
Pp., 2. Endd.: The confession of John Ryant, the second time.
22 Aug.
Desires to know Cromwell's pleasure what to do with certain Egyptians whom he apprehended on Wednesday last in Romney Marsh, and who have shown him a patent of the King under his Great Seal, dated ... July, 26 Henry VIII., in behalf of John Nany, knight, of Little Egypt, and his company. Wrote to the Master of the Rolls on the subject, from whom he received an answer this morning, advising him to refer it to Cromwell. Canterbury, 22 Aug.
Very mutilated, pp. 2. Add.: Lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Baron Hales. Enclosing mutilated copy of the patent, in the same hand, pp. 2.
22 Aug.
Sends a bill indented put up at the sessions at Beccles by Sir Wm. Swerston, priest, who had been previously presented to the Bishop, for heresy, and by him put at large. The justices sent him to the Bishop, 19 Aug., to examine him upon the bill, but he refused to answer, and appealed to Cromwell, as vicar-general. Has assigned him to make his appeal before the Feast of All Saints, and committed him to safe custody till Cromwell's pleasure is known. Asks for an answer by the bearer. Ludham, 22 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
22 Aug.
Wrote on the 17th, of the miserable expugnation of Castel Novo. Further news has now come. The place was not sufficiently strong, either by nature or fortification, to resist. The guns, on "places eminent," beat down all the houses and the castle, shooting for 15 days without ceasing. The Turks took advantage of the rainy weather to assault. Their force was 70,000 men, and they slew all the Christians except about 250. The captain, Don Francisco Ciemento, was taken. There were 2,000 Spaniards, 1,000 Italians, and as many Greeks and Albanians. The reports of the Turkish loss vary from 4,000 to 15,000. "The navy hath been greatly perished, but no part drowned, as was said." The victory has made them insolent, and Barbarossa demands Cataro, which they began to besiege on the 14th, and had already taken Rixino. Traitors in the town have been discovered and put to death. Cataro is of inestimable importance to Venice, because of the port, which is the best in all Dalmatia, and their "golf and navigacion" were lost if the Turks should "domine" it. The town is strong, but the garrison is only 900 soldiers and 3,000 "Sclavons." The Venetians are deliberating a renewal of amity with the Emperor, and to join their navy, about 80 galleys, with the Emperor's at Brendesye, which numbers about 50.
Now the Turk has violated the truce, which endures till 23 Sept., these men hold him of no faith, but their mortal enemy. They are in great distress for corn and money.
It is said that the French ambassador offers to save them harmless against the Turk, and give them Puglia, if they will join the French king and Turk against the Emperor. The Imperial ambassador offers them ships and men, at Brundesye and Puglia, and victuals. It is thought they incline this way. It is said the bp. of Rome has granted the Emperor half of the priests' revenues in his dominions. He is raising men in Bononye and other places. The French king is accused by many people "for these Turkish motions." It is said the French galleys are gone abroad, and there is great suspicion that the French will raise war in Italy. Venice, 22 Aug. 1539.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.
23 Aug.
Sends copy of Porter's confession before the Lord Mayor today. Has the original, with his hand to it. He has been put in irons eight or nine days, and is very sorrowful. Desires to know his lordship's pleasure in the matter. London, 23 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
24 Aug.
Dep. Keeper's
Report, VIII.
App. II. 3
Commission to the bp. of Chester, president of the Council in the Marches of Wales, and Sir Will. Sulyard, of the same Council, to take the surrender of the monastery of Hammonde, Salop, which is in such a state as "neither redundithe to the honour of God nor to the benefite of our common weal," and which the abbot and convent will no doubt be content to surrender. They are to sell the goods and chattels, except the plate and bells, delivering part of the money to the abbot and convent till their pensions are assigned them, pay the debts of the house, and convey the rest of the money to the Tower of London, handing over the house to some fit person to keep for the King. Woodstock, 24 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII. Signed: Thomas Cromwell. Sealed.
24 Aug.
Has taken from the abbot and convent of Winchelcombe, by convent seal, all their demesnes, with barns and implements of husbandry, for 40l. yearly, according to the extent in the King's records of the valuation of monasteries. If the convent surrender, which some think they are minded to do, wishes to have the mansion place, with houses of office and garden, either for rent or purchase, as he has no dwelling with any tillage. 24 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
24 Aug.
Certificate of Adrien le Leu, bailly en Boucquehault, and others, concerning a quarrel between Baudin Narniet and Jehan Machon, in which Machon was mortally wounded. St. Bartholomew's Day, 1539. Signed: Adrien le Leu.
Fr., p. 1.
24 Aug.
Nero B. VI.,
Since his last, of the 22nd, letters of the 17th arrived from Cataro, which had been assaulted on the 16th by Barbarossa, with 12 galleys. The town made good defence, and Barbarossa withdrew with all his ships towards Levant, out of the Venetian Gulf. This is supposed to be by the Turk's commandment, who will not make this State his enemy to join the Emperor. It is certain that the French ambassador offered openly to make Barbarossa leave Cataro if they would league with the Turk and French king against the Emperor, and that they should have Puglia if Naples were taken from him. To this they made no answer, but asked the ambassador what surety he would give of his promise, and he offered to go in person to Barbarossa to give effect to it, but they attached no credit to his words, and, if Barbarossa had not departed, would have joined the Imperials. Andrea Doria was, on the 11th, at Brindisi, with 51 galleys, and the ships and other army at Messina. The bishop of Rome is said to be preparing an expedition against Senis (Sienna). This city rejoices infinitely for the departure of the Turks, for they are in great hopes of peace with the Turk; otherwise they are ruined by these wars, and they have no hope of corn, except from the Turk's hands. Venice, 24 Aug. 1539.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
See GRANTS in AUGUST, No. 24.
25 Aug.
Have received his letters, dated Donnyngton Castle, 16 Aug., expressing surprise that they had not admitted Sir Edw. Lacy, priest, to be vicar in Salisbury Cathedral. Remind him that, after the receipt of his former letters, two of their brethren, Dr. Benet and Mr. Arche, in presence of Peter Vannes, the dean, sued to Cromwell, at the Parliament time, coming from the Council, and declared to him Lacy's insufficiency and inability for that room, as well of his cunning, voice and singing, as other qualities required by their statutes, for which cause they refused to admit him. Asks that they may have such able ministers as shall stand with the statutes, ordinances, and laudable customs of their Church. Salisbury, 25 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Doctor London—Robert Burgon.
25 Aug.
Kaulek, 105.
Has received the letters of the 12th. Marillac shall thank the king of England for having explained the practice which was proposed to him, but tell him, dexterously, that not wishing to disturb the present amity between the Pope, the Emperor, and Francis, the latter will nowise consider the practise. Will, however, keep the secret.
Has news that, 17 July, Castlenau (Castel Nuovo) was besieged by 200 sail under Barbarossa and 30,000 infantry on land, who set up great bastions near the wall and made battery the 26th, 27th, and 28th of July, when, having beaten down a great piece of the curtain of the said wall, they made the assault, which the Spaniards very bravely resisted. On 5 July, a fire broke out in the Judecque or Jewish quarter of Constantinople, and burnt over 2,000 houses. On 13 July, Ayax Bassa, who held the chief administration of affairs under the Turk, died of the pestilence, and will be succeeded by Lotphy Bassa, the Turk's brother-in-law. The pestilence is very severe in Constantinople; but the Turk will not leave it, and amuses himself in the town and fields as usual.
Learns by letters of the 14th inst., just arrived, that Castelnovo was taken by storm on the 7th. Barbarossa, expecting a "sangiacque," which was coming to his aid with a great number of picked men, would not give the assault although he had made great breaches on every side; however, it having rained marvellously on the Sunday, he took advantage of his enemies not being able to use their artillery and artificial fire, and his own great supply of arrows, and gave an assault so furious that those within could not resist and were cut to pieces, except 300 who withdrew into the castle, which, however, is so battered and damaged than they could not have kept it long. Villiers Cousterez, 25 Aug. 1539.
French. Two modern transcripts, pp. 3 (dated 24 Aug.) and pp. 4.
25 Aug.
Is pleased that he accepted "feram quandam, ex sylvestri urorum genere quos vulgari nostra lingua elende (elk) appellamus," which the writer lately sent. One of the two females he lately received from the king of Sweden is dead. Sends the other to Nicolas Dickhoff in London, the one previously sent being a male. Offers to send other animals. Asks his favour for Dickhoff, who is sued by one Parcker about 20 English cloths. Lubeck, morrow of St. Bartholomew, 1539.
Lat., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
See GRANTS in AUGUST, No. 25.
26 Aug.
I have conveyed your letters to Mr. Roscarik and John Davy by one of Mr. Rolles's servants, so that I doubt not they will reach them. As to Mr. Dennys's letter, he was here at Bartholomew fair and sent his servant to know if you had sent any answer; so I delivered your letter to him to his servant, but have not heard from him since. I can get no conveyance for Mrs. Katharine's petticoat. One of my lord of Rutland's servants rode thither, but would in no wise carry it. London, 26 Aug.
Mr. Mewtas and his wife, and also Mrs. Anne, have spoken to me to recommend you a cook.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
26 Aug.
Rymer, XIV.
Surrender (by Eliz. abbess of Elnestewe and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. Beds, Ntht., Line., Leic., Bucks, Herts, Essex, Norf., Glouc., Hunts and Oxon., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 26 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII. No signatures. [See Deputy Keeper's Eighth Report, App. II. 20.]
Stained. Seal good.
Enrolled [Close Roll., p. 2, No. 5] as acknowledged, same day, before John London, elk., and John Gostwyke, King's commissioners.
R.O. 2. Pensions granted to the late abbess and sisters of the surrendered monastery of Elnestowe, Beds, Aug. 31 Hen. VIII., viz.:—
Eliz. Boyvill, abbess, 50l.; Elen Snowe, prioress, 4l.; Anne Wake, prioress quondam, and Cecily Sterky, 56s. 8d. each; Maud Sheldon, sub- prioress, Alice Boyvill, Anne Preston, Kath. Wyngate, "chapellain," Dorothy Combford (or Comberford?), Eliz. Napton, Alice Blakwall, Eliz. Steynesmore, Margery Preston, Marg. Nicholson, Barbara Grey, Alice Bolles, Alice Forster, Eliz. Synklere, Alice Croft, and Anne Ardys, 53s. 4d. each; Eliz. Waltam, Eliz. Fox, Eliz. Hewis and Cecily Hillis, 40s. each. Signed: per me Joh'em Gostwyk, commissionar. ibm.—per me Edmund'm Harvy.
26 Aug.
89. SIR J. RAWSON, Prior of Kilmainham, to CROMWELL.
On the 15th received Cromwell's letters of 18 June and perceives his favour to Henry Goderyke and Rawson's niece, his wife, concerning the grant he made them, last year, in Ireland, of the receivership of the commandry of Rybston. Cromwell wishes him to write to the lord of St. John's and he has so done. Begs that if, in Rawson's absence from the chapter of the Order, there be any sinister stay of the said grant, Cromwell will write his mind to the lord of St. John's. Kilmainham, 26 Aug.
Hol. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Ao 31o.
27 Aug.
R. O.
Sitting this day at Wycombe, for the instruction of the King's subjects according to the King's letters to divers of them, his Grace's justices of the peace in Bucks, the constables of Agmondsham related that Robert Allwood, of that town, labourer, had spoken seditious words, and brought up the said Robert and his accusers. The examination, with the confession of the accused, whose demeanour they take to be very pernicious, is enclosed. Wycombe, 27 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Mr. Cofferer.
27 Aug.
Kaulek, 134.
The King replies to the letters Marillac sent by his cousin, the bearer. Commends his wise conduct towards the English. He is to report to Henry the news of the capture of Castelnovo, if he has no previous knowledge of it. The 500 cr. have been delivered to Marillac's man; and his cousin, the bearer, brings the payment of his extraordinaires. The King and Dauphin have been ill of some fever; but, thank God ! it was nothing, and they are now as well as could be wished. Villiers Cotterets, 27 Aug. 1539.
French. Two modern transcripts, each pp. 2.
27 Aug.
The Constable has gone, this morning, to Affayra en Tardenoyez, his own house, and will return on Friday. Monluke will be despatched, as John Bernerdin says, on Saturday. It is thought the King will go to Compiegne on Monday, and thence to Paris and Founteign Bleu. Hears that the Scotch cardinal is going today to Crepye, and thence to Paris. The Comptroller of the Posts says he has this morning sent Bonner a packet which came, he thinks, from Lyons. Marillac's cousin has his despatch and is the bearer. Villieriz Costerels, 27 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mons. l'Ambassadeur d'Angleterre, a Crepye. Endd.: To my l. of Heref., &c.
I send you the bordure, which you were pleased to order of me, weighing 21 cr. 6s. Tournois. I also send you the chain, weighing 7 cr. 11s., and 2 cr. for the making. I have made your recommendations (sic). The wife of Seigneur le Gras said he was gone into the fields, but the lady was very angry that he was not at home. I hope to be soon at Calais, where I shall bring you news "quil pourra bien venir veoir," for his wife was very glad to hear about you. "Madame selle je vous envoye des bons depassemens."
Hol., Fr. Add.: A ma tres honoree dame la debitis a Calles.
27 Aug.
I have received your letter thanking me for the trouble I have taken for you. Certainly I would do a hundred thousand times as much. I beg you to help me in necessity. You are aware of the weight of the bordure and of the 16 crowns which are the remainder of my last voyage. I am now at Court making some things for the duchess d'Estempes. If you had wished me to send you any other thing, I would have done it with good will. But for this affair, I should be sorry to be so urgent. Begs to be commended to lady Lisle's daughters, to whom he sends two crapes, and to herself two thousand of pins. Paris, 27 Aug. 1539.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
27 Aug.
Vatican MS
Note that in Consistory, 27 Aug. 1539, the Pope appointed brother Gabriel "de Sancto Serio," Ord. Benedict., to the church of Elphyn, void by the death of N.
Latin. From a modern copy in R.O.
28 Aug 96. ST. AUGUSTINE'S ABBEY, Bristol.
See GRANTS in AUGUST, No. 27.
28 Aug.
"Testimony" of Wm. Hewet, Wm. Page, Ralph Born, clothworkers, and George Brugge, draper, that they have, in the dwelling-house of Sir John Aleyn in London, examined 29 broad Suffolk cloths, and find 10 to be forfeited, as not wrought according to the Act. Gyles Wyldon, Ric. Maylard, Thos. Nutting, Thos. Bell, and others, seized the said cloths on the ship of Edw. Lightmaker, of the Steelyard, and the lord Cromwell directed Sir John Aleyn to investigate the case. 28 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII. Signed and sealed.
Large paper, p. 1.
29 Aug.
Excuses himself for not coming so soon homeward as he would, but he hopes to see her and his "schroode wyffe" shortly. Thanks her for her kindness to his wife and his sister, Nanne Schaeryngton, who desires him to thank lady Lisle for her kindness and gifts to her when last at Calais. Came here yestereven. Sends a letter from his wife and from Mrs. Katharine Basset, written at Beavyr Castle, and another from my lady of Suffolk, written after midnight at Sheffield Castle in Allamschyre. London, 29 Aug. 1539.
Recommendations to all lady Lisle's gentlewomen, and all his friends in every place. Asks her to be his protector and defender if there are any of an adverse friendship, for the world changes very often nowadays.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
29 Aug.
Poli Epp., II.
Has received, together, his letters of 31 July and 8 Aug., and heard from Card. Farnese the Pope's willingness that he should stay here until he receives commission to the contrary. His staying here will not cost more than the ordinary provision, as the Abbot (fn. 6) and M. Bartolomeo can explain. Besides, there might arise some good occasion for the cause; for so great tyranny and cruelty, which every day is reported greater, cannot last long, and God will put to His hand since men will not. Has letters from the Nuncio in France, of 10 Aug., declaring that the King has said he liked not that Pole should come to France, but if he had any business and commission he should write and declare it; for his coming would do no good and would put the king of England on his guard. They say it is in treaty to give the Princess to the Emperor. May god do what is best. Doubts the king of England "darà parole a tutti, et interim quæret subterfugia." This enterprise would be very easy if the Princes would agree, to whom it would bring both profit and honour. Carpentras, 29 Aug. 1539.
30 Aug.
Since their last letters, a relation has been made to them of opprobrious words spoken by one Sir William Egleston, vicar of Pen, Bucks; as appears by the saying of Thomas Grove and William Colverhouse, his accusers, with his own confession enclosed. Have committed the vicar to the gaol in Aylesbury. Chesham, 30 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Mr. Cofferer and Mr. Drury.
30 Aug.
On the 26th, I received a letter from you, by a young priest (fn. 7) that brought hither Mr. Screven's son, by which I find you had not received the box of "crepyns" I sent you, from Guill. Le Gras, by Guyliam, my lord William's servant. Mr. Salysbery was present when I delivered them to him. I have sought all the goldsmiths and jewellers in Paris for your pearls, and they say you will not get half so many in all Paris as you desire. I could see but two, which were a little bigger and very clear, for which 24 cr. a piece were required. I went to Alard, who sells many such jewels. He was very glad and willing to search, but said he could not find half so many. I keep the pearl till I hear more from you. The merchants of the Staple offer me the clerk's room. I desire your counsel what to do. Paris, 30 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: at Calais.
31 Aug.
Deposition of Roger Dicons, mariner, 31 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII., before John Reve and Thos. Stroder, clerks of the Counter in the Poultry, as to what Robt. Harvy, now prisoner in the Counter, told him; concerning a priest called Sir Gregory, who serves in the parish of St. Botolph's without Algate, and Robert, (fn. 8) a pursuivant, friends of Ryan the fruiterer, now in the Counter, who said that all he had said was by prophesying of the same pursuivant. Signed: Roger Dyckyns.
Deposition of Robt. Harvy, draper, to the same effect. Signed.
Pp. 2. Endd.
31 Aug.
Has received his letters of the 27th and 29th. Sends him 40 marks, received of my lord Admiral, hoping he will send the release and such letters as are needful—to my lord Privy Seal for the Friars and to my lord Admiral for your licence. Has delivered Lisle's letter to the Lord Mayor, who will tomorrow take such directions for Porter that he shall remain in safe custody till my lord Chamberlain's coming. Mr. Gostwicke is in the country. London, 31 Aug.
Trusts he has received the venison. I have sent the 40 marks in 71 angels and 10d.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
31 Aug.
I have received yours of the 27th and have sent the letter to Mr. Tywyck (Tuke), who is in the country. His servants know nothing of the hawks you have so long looked for, but you shall hear when the lanerds come. At my coming to Court I will speak to Mr. Long about them, in Mr. Tuke's name, and will do my best to procure another lanerd for you; but hawks were never so difficult to come by. I will send Mr. James Bassett's letter by the first that goes into those parts. I send by bearer a box of treacle, for which I have paid 12d. Lyngham was here of late, but has not spoken with the poticary nor me, and I hear nothing of him. London, 31 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd. by Lady Lisle: Honor Lysle.
31 Aug.
Begs he will look to his office in the writer's absence. Mr. Under-marshal will do the best he can, if Lisle and the Council will advise him on the necessary occasions. In conversation with my lord Russell finds how great a friend he is to Lisle. He showed me all the manner of Calais, and how he might have been Deputy, and the advice he gave you when you wished to have it. I told him you had since found it to be true. He said that if you had remained in England since your coming to Calais, it had been more to your profit. "The Markes nor none of his ancestors was never more esteemed nor better beloved in these parties than his lordship is." Rob. Harrys, your man, is in Launceston gaol, and Kyng is abjured for robbing of a priest. Will speak for Harrys. The other Harrys I found in prison in Salisbury. If Lyons and they had staid in Calais and done their duty to you it might have saved them this misfortune. Stowe, 31 Aug. Signed.
The earl of Bridgwater intends to destroy all the woods upon Bemount's land, and will sell all the trees about the tenants' houses. He has begun great destruction at Yohamton, as Coffyn informs me, and would have done the same at Parkeham if he could. Advises Lisle to compound with him for the lands, as he (Bridgewater) seems to intend. Sends his commendations to my lord Chamberlain, my lord Gray, Mr. Lieutenant, Mr. Treasurer, Sir Geo. Carow, Mr. Porter, and Mr. Under-Marshal.
Pp. 2. Sealed. Add.
31 Aug.
I received your letter, as I was with lord Russell, and gave your commendations to my husband and a great number of your kin, who did not a little rejoice that you remembered such poor folk as we your poor kin. We have ofttimes drunk to you, and so hath lord and lady Russell. I have never been so gently entertained in my life as by him. All our kin would rejoice to hear of your coming to this country. If you were here my husband would be better entreated to remain in these parts. I desire to be recommended to all my good cousins, lady Klynton, lady Gray, lady Carow, and lady Renslee, if she be there. Stawe, 31 August. Signed: By your assured neys, Mawte Graynefyld.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
31 Aug.
107. WM. BARLOW, Bp. of St. David's, to CROMWELL.
Offers him a prebend called Lanboydnye, lately void, for one of his chaplains, among whom he reckons Dr. Barones not the unfaithfullest. The yearly value is 18l. It is "the onely best" that has chanced hitherto in his gift. Lanfaye, 31 August.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
Report of commissioners appointed by the Court of General Surveyors touching the tenants of the lordship of Berkeley, all of whom were found "tractable" except the copyholders of the ma[nor] of Camme, whom they swore to make a book declaring what lands each of them held and gave day from the 8 to 26 July, further extended to 3 August. As they still delayed, we, Anthony Boucher, auditor, and Edw. Tyndale, receiver, came 18 August, to be resolved of their minds, when they utterly refused to make any such book, saying they never received their copies by any number of acres, but only a tenement or messuage with the appurtenances. Summoned them to appear, at Berkeley, on Wednesday, 27 Aug., before Sir John Walsh, Jas. Clifford, Bouchear, and Tyndale, at whose request Sir Walter Dennyes, sheriff, endeavoured to persuade them to do their duties. As they continued obstinate (to prevent doubtful rumors in these dangerous times) have committed John Parker, Henry Mail, and Will. Kendal to gaol at Gloucester.
Draft, pp. 7. Much corrected. Begins: Please it your Masterships.
Estimate of charges "to be spent upon your Grace's fortress beside Gravesend from August to March," 7 months.
Wages of 14 masons at 8d. a day; 10 at 4d.; 12 labourers at 6d.; hard stone, 50l. a month; a lodge for the masons to work in, 40l.; 2 lime-kilns and a lodge to hewe the chalk in, 50l.; timber, 100l.; and Newcastle coal "for to brine the lyme with," 100l. Total, 801l. 9s. 4d.
P. 1.
R.O. 2. Estimated cost of building one bulwark:—"Aschler," 6l. 13s. 4d.; 150,000 bricks, 45l.; lime, 20l.; chalk, 200 tons, 6l. 13s. 4d.; timber, 33l. 6s. 8d.; workmanship, 80l.; other necessaries, 20l. Total, 211l. 13s. 4d.
P. 1. Same hand as the preceding.
_"were no difficulty for him to recover the said Carnaby." He also says that now the keepers of the said Sir Raynold Carnabye are getting home their hay, and there will not be a better time to recover him these 12 months. If the said Edward Charleton were sent home and would be true and diligent, it would be no "mastery" for him to do so.
He says that if the Tyndale men once heard that any noble captain would be sent down to war against them, they would for the most part submit, but there will never be quiet nor good order so long as the sort that dwell there now, remain there—
P. 1. A fragment.
I marvel that we have had no word of our letter sent by Hew Jamys, notwithstanding the Lord Chamberlain and Mr. Walopp think that your servant Clare will bring an answer of all our matters. Last night Mr. Walopp and I made my Lord Chamberlain and Harry Palmer friends. I trust Thos. Bradfyld will be serjeant. We intend to visit Landertun's house this afternoon. Tomorrow I will be with your Lordship. There is no dinner nor supper but you and my lady are drunk to half a dozen times. Some here are so kindhearted that they take as much as Mr. Care took when he was last here with you. Asks him to send his lackey if he has any news from Boulogne. Hopes Lady Lisle liked her gossips yesterday.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
Yesterday I spoke with Mons. de Landrethon, desiring him to demand an answer of the baili sovraigne of Ardre to the letter your Lordship wrote him for the Couswade, and to which he has written the answer enclosed, which my Lord Chamberlain, Master Wallop, Mr. Treasurer, and I were so bold to look upon and think very strange. We think my lord Privy Seal should be informed of it, but would advise that you would first write to Du Bies, enclosing a copy of the said answer and on receipt of his reply, send both to my lord Privy Seal at once. Guisnes, this Tuesday, "where your good Lordship and my lady your wife were wished for and drunken unto of all hands." Signed.
P.1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.

113. GRANTS in AUGUST 1539.
1. Bishopric of Salisbury.
Restitution of the temporalities on the election, by the dean and chapter, of John Capon, late bishop of Bangor, as bishop of Salisbury, confirmed by Thomas archbishop of Canterbury. Terlyng, 1 Aug. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 28. Rym., XIV., 642.
2. Bishopric of Worcester.
Assent to the election of Master John Bell, LL.D., and King's chaplain, as bishop, vice Hugh Latymer, elk., resigned. Petworth, 28 July, 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Terling, 1 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 28. Rym., XIV. 642.
ii. Petition for the above by Hen. Holbeche, prior, and the convent of Worcester. 16 July 1539.
3. Ric. Frende. Grant, in fee, of the site, soil, circuit, and precinet of the late house or priory of Augustine Friars, Clare, which lies in the parishes of Clare, Asshen and Polles Belchambe, Suff, and Essex; the church, steeple, and churchyard of the same, &c.; and all messuages, houses, &c., in the parishes of Clare, Asshen and Polles Belchambe, Suff. and Essex, which belonged to the said late house and priory; in as full manner as John Halybred, the late prior, and the brethren thereof held the same. To hold at a rent of 2d. a year. Del. Terlyng, 1 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Endd.: of the value of 3l. a year.) Pat. p. 7,m. 24.
4. John Smyth, Treasurer's Remembrancer in the Exchequer. To be second Baron of the Exchequer, in reversion after John Hales, who now holds the office by patent, 20 May 20 Hen. VIII. Del. Terlyng, 1 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7,m. 24.
5. Eliz. Carewe, widow of Sir Nich. Carewe. Grant of the manors or lordships of Plompton, Plompton Buskage, Plompton Pedynghoo, Bercombe, Byrlyng, and Netherhall in Flecchyng, Sussex; and the advowson of the parish church of Plompton; and all messuages, lands, &c., in the above places late of the said Sir Nich. Carewe; also the chief messuage in Walyngton in the parish of Bedyngton, Surrey, in which the said Elizabeth now dwells; the messuage, &c., in Walyngton, late in the tenure of the prior of St. Mary Overey, in the borough of Southwerke, Surrey; others late in the tenure of Th. Mabsone, Ric. Tailor alias Coke, Th. Nubery, And. Webbe, John Homeden, Th. Wheler, Th. Ratclyff, Miles Kyrton; with reservation of 50 acres of land now enclosed in Bedyngton park, Surrey; all which are in the King's hand by the attainder of the said Nicholas and by virtue of an Act of the Parliament of 31 Hen. VIII. To hold to the said Elizabeth for the term of her life, with remainder to Fran. Carewe, her son and heir, in tail male. Ferneham, 24 July 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Terlyng, 1 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 1. m. 4.
6. Bishopric of Worcester.
Significavit of assent to the election of Master John Bell, LL.D., chaplain, as bishop, vice Hugh Latymer, clk., resigned. Terlyng, 2 Aug. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 3,m. 28. Rym., XIV., 643.
7. Oliver Leder. Licence to alienate the manor or grange of Putnoo next Goldyngton, Beds, and all messuages, lands, &c., in Putnoo and Goldyngton, &c., thereto belonging, now in the tenure of Thos. West, of Bedford, and Th. Russell, of Ampthill; all lands and pastures late in the tenure of Th. West and Th. Russell in Clopham, Beds; the pasture called Highfeld and the close of land and pasture called Freres close; the close of land and pasture called Oxeclose now in the tenure of John West, jun., in the parish of Goldyngton, Beds; and all woods and underwoods in the premises; to John Gostwyk and Joan his wife. Berechurche, 2 Aug. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 2,m. 14.
8. Chr. Cocke, of Breame, merchant of the Hanse. License (granted "at the special contemplation of" the duke of Saxony) to export 1,000 quarters of wheat within the next 10 months. Oking, 13 July 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Terlyng, 3 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,m. 39. In English.
9. Jas. Granada, an esquire of the King's stable. License to export 300 tons of beer. Ferneham, 24 July 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Terlyng. 3 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,m. 40. In English.
10. Andrew lord Wyndsore. Grant of the reversions and rents reserved upon the following Crown leases, by indenture, viz.:—
(1.) 10 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII., to John Norres, of the house and site of the late priory of Ankerwyke, Bucks, and certain lands, meadows, and pastures called severally Ankerwyke, Halfelde, Longmede, Gove mede, Daymede, More mede, and Redyngfelde, with the herbage of a grove of wood called Rowyke, and tithes of all the premises; term 21 years; rent, 6 l. 9 s. 4d.
(2.) A lease [date not mentioned] to John Dorsell, of a parcel of meadow called "Olde mede" in Wyrerdysbury felde in a meadow called "le Quene's mede," Bucks, belonging to the late priory of Ankerwyke; term 21 years from Michaelmas last; rent, 26 s. 8 d.
Also grant of the church, steeple, and churchyard of the said late priory, &c.; all the weirs and fisheries in the River Thames from the passage called Ankerwyke Fery to Old Wyndesore and elsewhere in the parish of Wyrerdysbury, Bucks; which weirs Th. Edwards and Wm. Danby now hold; the pastures called Tynsett late in the tenure of Dav. Eyre, and a meadow now in the tenure of Th. Bowghe in Wyrerdisbury; 8 acres of arable land in Camburst, Bucks, now in the tenure of Wm. Carter; 2 acres of land in Hamelett gate; a meadow called Wye acre; and all other lands there in the tenure of Wm. Downes in Wyrerdisbury; a wood called Grethege late in the tenure of Wm. Hill in "said" co. Midd. (? Bucks); all which premises belonged to the late priory of Ankerwyke.
Also the manors of Alderbourne, with the church or chapel there, Greneforde parke in Stanwell and Parnysshe, Bucks, Midd., and Surrey, belonging to the said late priory of Ankerwyke; and all messuages, lands, &c., in Wyrerdisbury, Greneforde, Stanwell, and in Parnysshe, in the parish of Egham, and in Alderbourne, Bucks, Surrey, and Midd., belonging to the late priory of Ankerwyke, in as full manner as Magdalen Downes, the late prioress, enjoyed the same.
Also the tenement called Canons in Wyllassham, Suff., belonging to the late monastery of Holy Trinity, Ipswich; and all lands, tenements, &c., called Canons in Wyllasham; and the rectory of the church of Wyllasham, belonging to the said late monastery; and all messuages, lands, &c., in Wyllasham belonging to the said rectory; in as full manner as John Thetford, the late prior, held the same.
Clear annual value of the above premises, 29 l. 14 s. 4 d.
Further grant of the rectory of Stanwell, Midd., with the advowson of the vicarage there, &c., belonging to the late monastery of Chartessey, Surrey, and all messuages, lands, &c. in Stanwell, belonging to the said late monastery in as full manner as John Cordray, the late abbot, held the same.
To hold the premises to the said Andrew for life, with remainder to Edm. and Th. Wyndesore, sons of the said Andrew, in survivorship; with remainder for Sir Wm. Wyndesore, son and heir apparent of the said Andrew in tail male; by the annual rent of 59 s. 6 d. for the said possessions of the priory of Ankerswyke, and 53 s. 7 d. for those of the monastery of Chartesey; with contingent remainder to the said Edmund in tail male; with contingent remainder to the said Thomas in tail male; with contingent remainder to Sir Anthony Wyndesore, of Hartyng, Sussex, brother or the said Andrew, in tail male; with contingent remainder to the said Andrew, &c. Del. Terlyng, 4 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. mutilated. Pat. p. 1, ms. 18–19.
11. John Freman. Grant in fee of the messuages, lands, &c., called Anderby Cotes, now in the tenure of John Blades, in Anderby, Linc., belonging to the late priory of Markeby, Linc., the grange called Hotofte grange and all messuages, lands, &c., now in the tenure of Sir And. Billesby in Hotofte, Linc., belonging to the late priory of Bullyngton, Linc.; the grange called Utterby grange; and all messuages, lands, &c., now in the tenure of Th. Skypwythe in Utterby, Linc. belonging to the late priory of Ornesby, Linc., the two pastures called Monkethorpe, now in the tenure of Wm. Richardson in Stipyng, Linc. belonging to the late monastery of Hagneby, Linc.; and all appurtenances in Anderby, Hotofte, Utterby and Stipyng. Annual value 31l.; rent 62s. Del. Terlyng, 4 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1,m. 10.
12. John Wyseman, an auditor of the court of Augmentations. Grant, in fee, for 360l., of the grange of Saltbye, Leic., a water mill and all lands, &c., late in the tenure of Chr. Ayer in Saltbye, the grange called Colley Grange in Thorpesegefeld, Leic., the lands late in the tenure of Wm. Pole in Thorpesegefeld, the tenement or grange of Barrowe in Cottismore, Rutland, and all lands, &c., late in the tenure of Wm. Nicoll in Barrowe and Cottysmore; the lands, &c., called Valdy lands in Parva Dalby, Leic., the lands late in the tenure of Thos. Clement there; a meadow in Magna Dalby late in the tenure of the rector of Magna Dalby; which premises belonged to the late monastery of Valdey.
Also the grange of Burton in the parish of Prestwolde, Leic., all lands, &c., late in the tenure of Ric. Twichell in Burton and Prestwold; the grange called Rynglethorpe grange in Wykeham, Waltham, Thorpe and Melton, Leic., late in the tenure of John Goldsmythe, sen., of Melton, and Elizabeth his wife, which belonged to the late monastery of Garradon, Leic.
Also the lands, &c., called Wenton, in the parish of Cottysmore, Rutland, belonging to the late monastery of St. Michael beside Stamford, Northt. Annual value 24l. 11s. 4d. Rent, 49s. 2d. Del. Terlyng, 4 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1,m. 12.
13. Bishopric of Worcester.
Restitution of the temporalities on the election, by the prior and convent of Worcester, of John Bell, clk., LL.D., as bishop, vice Hugh Latymer, resigned, confirmed by Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury. Terlyng, 4 Aug. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 3,m. 28. Rym., XIV., 643.
14. Henry Maister, born a subject of the Emperor. Denization. Walden, 4 Aug. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 6,m. 36.
15. Walt. Hendle and Margery, his wife. Grant in fee for 333l. 6s. 8d.; (1) of the manor of Anglye alias Anglynglye, Kent, and 2 fulling mills and certain land, &c., in Cranebroke, Kent, which belonged to the late monastery of St. Martin, Battle, Sussex; (2) also certain marsh lands (specified) in the parishes of Kenardington alias Kenarton and Ivechurche, Kent, which belonged to the late monastery of St. Augustine, without and near the walls of Canterbury; (3) also certain marsh land, &c. (specified), in Apuldore, Woodchurche, and Tentwarden, Kent, which belonged to the said late monastery of St. Augustine; (4) also the manor of Snave alias "le Court of Wyke" in Snave, Kent, and the advowson of the rectory and parish church of Snave; and certain messuages, &., in Snave belonging to the said late monastery; (5) also 4 marshes and a piece of land (specified) in Preston, near Wingham, Kent, late in the tenure of Reginald Herflete and now in that of the said Walter Hendle, belonging to the late monastery of Dertforde, Kent, and to the late priory of Friars Preachers, Langley Regis, Herts., both dissolved, or to one of them. To hold at rents of 14s. 8½d., 4s. 5d., 13s. 4d., 34s., and 4s., respectively; with all liberties. Del. Terling, 10 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1,m. 1.
16. Sir Ric. Page and dame Elizabeth his wife. Grant, in fee (in exchange for lands in West Moulsaye, Walton-upon-Thames, and Harsham, Surr.), of the house and site of the suppressed priory of nuns of St. Giles-in-the-Wood, Herts.; the church, steeple, and churchyard thereof, &., the lordship or manor of Woodhall; and all lands, &., in Helmpsted, Herts., which belonged to the said late priory; the rectories of Dalyngton, Northt., and Tylseworth, Beds., belonging to the same, and all possessions of the priory in Gaddesden, Flampsted, Goddesden Magna, Helmpsted, Studdeham, Hempsted, Pepeshelond, and the town of St. Albans, Herts., Studham and Hocklyf, Beds., Edlesboroughe, Dugnall, Wyngrave, and Northall, Bucks., and elsewhere in the said cos., in as full manner as Agnes Broke, the late prioress, held the same. Clear yearly value, 40l. 14s. 5d.; yearly rent, 4l. 18d. Del. Terlyng, 10 Aug., 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1,m. 27.

17. Sir Th. Darcy. Grant, in tail male, of the manor of Norton, Suff., belonging to the late priory of Ixworth, Suff. Annual value, 26l. 13s. 4d.; rent 53s. 4d. Del. Terlyng, 10 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1,m. 27.
18. William earl of Southampton, Great Admiral of England. To be chief steward of the possessions late of Margaret countess of Salisbury, attainted, in cos. Soms., Dors., Wilts., Hants, Oxon, Berks., Beds., Essex, Bucks., Herts., and Suff., or elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. Also grant to the said William, for the occupation of the above office, of the lordship or manor of Warblyngton, Hants, parcel of the lands of the said Margaret, now in the King's hands. Ferneham, 25 July, 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,m. 37.
19. John Wykart, merchant of Cambraye. Licence, at the request of the Emperor's ambassador, to export 200 dickers of leather, either in English or foreign ships. Westm., 5 July 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 16 Aug.—S.B. In English. Pat. p. 1,m. 29.
20. Th. Saintlowe, a serjeant-at-arms. To be keeper of the park of Iddesley called Estparke, Devon, with 3l. 6s. 8d. a year payable by the general receivers of the possessions, in co. Devon, late of Henry Marquis of Exeter, attainted.
Also life grant of a close at Iddesley, called Westparke, at the yearly rent of 46s. 8d.; which close came to the King by the attainder of the said Henry. Donyngton castle, 16 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 19 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,m. 40.
21. Rob. Southwell. Grant, in fee (in exchange for the rectory Warneham, Suss., and the advowson of the rectory and parish church of Est Peckham, Kent, granted to the Crown by the said Robert and Margaret his wife,) of the manor of Merstham, Surrey, with its appurtenances in Merstham and Charlewood, Surrey, or elsewhere, in as full manner as Thomas, prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, or any of his predecessors held the same, it having been granted to the Crown by the said prior and his convent by their charter, dated 19 July 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 21 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1,m. 5.
22. Geo. Cotton, and Mary, his wife. Grant, in tail male, of the house and site of the late monastery of Combermere, Cheshire, the church, steeple, and churchyard thereof, &c., and certain closes and woods (specified) in Wrenbury and Awdelem, Cheshire, the manor of Wylkesley, Cheshire, with lands called Heyfeldes, in Wrenbury and Awdelem, the lands called Dodcotte in the tenure of John Dodd, in Chyles Arkoll, Salop; and the land called Clyff, in the tenure of John Hilles, in Drayton in Hales, Salop, and granges called Erled grange, now in the tenure of James Colyer, in Stafford; Wyncull grange, now in the tenure of Edm. Savage, in Presbury, Cheshire; Newton grange, now in the tenure of Hugh Bereforde, and John Bereforde, in Assheborne, Derb.; Cots grange, alias "Cots felde," now in the tenure of Francis Bassett, in Hortonton, Derb.; all which premises belonged to the said late monastery; in as full manner as the last abbot held the same. The grantees to be discharged of an annual rent of 66s. 8d. for the said lands called Heyfelds. Del., Walden, 24 Aug., 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1,m. 2.
Vacated on personal surrender by the said George and Mary, 1 Feb., 32 Hen. VIII., in order that the grant might be made out in another form.
23. Th. Barnardiston. Grant, in tail male, of the reversion and rent reserved upon a Crown lease, 1 March, 30 Hen. VIII., to George Lordyng, of a tenement or messuage in Watlyngstrete, in the parish of All Hallows, London, then in the tenure of Chr Lordynge, merchant tailor, of London, father of the said George, belonging to the late Carthusian priory near London; for 21 years at 40s. rent. Also grant of the tenement now in the tenure of John Baxster in the parish of St. Pancras in Westchepe, London, and belonging to the late house or college of Acon in the city of London; the tenement or vacant parcel of land now in the tenure of Gilbert Stile there, belonging to the same house; and the tenement now in the tenure of Jas. Harryson, alias Giles Harryson, in Est Smythfeld, in the parish of St. Botolph, without Algate, London, which belonged to the late abbey of Graces, near the Tower of London, Midd. To hold at 17s. rent. Del. Walden, 24 Aug., 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1,m. 5.
24. John, suffragan of Thetford. To be dean of the cathedral church of Norwich, vice Wm. Castelten, resigned. Langley, 20 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 25 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 1,m. 41.
25. Bishopric of Bangor. Assent to the election of John Byrde, suffragan of the bishop of Llandaff, as bishop of Bangor, vice John Capon, translated. Langley, 21 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 26 Aug.—P.S.
26. Lord Desmonde. License to export to Ireland 100 weighs of corn, of 6 qrs. a-piece, during the next year. Langley, 21 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 26 Aug.—P.S.
27. St. Augustine's monastery, Bristol. Assent to the election of Morgan Guilliam, the prior, as abbot. Woodstock, 24 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 28 Aug.—P.S.
28. John Fletcher, a yeoman of the Crown. Fee of the Crown, of 6d. a day, in reversion after John Butt, of Ratclyff, a yeoman of the Crown, who holds it by patent 28 Nov. 20 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 29 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII. — S.B. (Endd.: at the lord Admiral's suit). Pat. p. 7,m. 25.
29. Geo. Taylor, a gentleman usher of the King's Chamber. Grant of a moiety of the rectory of Goddston, alias Wolkamstede, Surrey, lately belonging to the monastery of Lesonnes, Kent, which came to the King's hands by the forfeiture of Thomas, late cardinal archbishop of York, deceased. Lyghes, 29 Aug. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 5 m. 37.
30. Philip Vanwilder and Frances his wife. Grant, in tail male, of the reversion of a messuage and garden in Herestrete, in the parish of St. Olave, near the church of Crutched Friars, London, which were granted in survivorship to John Syvergnake and Isabella his wife, by patent 12 Nov. 27 Hen. VIII., being then in tenure of Jocosa Wever; the tenements in the tenures of John Nevel, Roland Terlerder, John Petyihon, and Th. Redhode, in the parish of St. Olave's next the Tower; and others in the tenures of Wm. Baynard and Hen. Poyser, in the parish of All Hallow's, near Dowgate, London; all which premises belonged to the late monastery of Holy Trinity, commonly called Christchurch, London. Yearly rent, 35s. 4d. Shifford, 18 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 4,m. 35.


  • 1. This is evidently Hilsey, not Fisher, as Ellis supposed. Hilsey died on the 4th August 1539. See Wriothesley's Chronicle, I. 104.
  • 2. Of San Saluto.
  • 3. Of San Saluto.
  • 4. See Vol. XI. No. 519 (22).
  • 5. His name is given in No. 102 as Robert a pursuivant. Most probably he was Robert Fayery, Portcullis pursuivant. See Noble's College of Arms, 130, 147.
  • 6. Of San Saluto.
  • 7. Apparently John Felymore. See his letter of the 21 Oct.
  • 8. Probably Robert Fayery, Portcullis pursuivant. See No. 73.