Letters and Papers: November 1539, 21-25

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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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November 1539

21 Nov.
R. O.
Has received his letters of Nov. 20, willing him to remit Alice Funge's cause to him, and to absolve her from excommunication for refusing to answer. If her friends have complained of him for lack of justice, wishes to be called to answer it, and, if no fault is found, that the matter may be remitted again to himself; otherwise the country will think he has done some great offence. Has sent a commission to her curate to absolve her. Sends the depositions of two honest men and her indictment. Wooborn, 21 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd. Sealed.
[21 Nov.]
R. O.
Pensions assigned to the late religious of Wherwell nunnery, viz.:—
Morphet Kyngesmyll, abbess, 40l.; Alice Gylbard, prioress, 6l.; Margery Waight, subprioress, Eliz. Clerke, sexton, Joan Mychell, Eliz. Pykering, Agnes Sybell (Cyvell in § 2), Joan Ernley, Joan Lucas, Mary Inkepen, Joyce Harte, Alice Harward, Eliz. Percher, Mary Ernley, Agnes Hardyng, Morphet Vyne, Joan Mate, Mary Wylloughby, Joan Woodlok, Eliz. Foster, Eliz. Hacker, Joan Dollyng, Agnes Holt, Marg. Asshe, Eliz. Tomlyn, from 100s. to 53s. 4d. each. Signed: Robert Sowthwell: John London: Johe's Kyngysmyll: Rycharde Poulet: Will'm Berners.
Pp. 2.
R. O. 2. "Wherwell:—Pensions assigned to the late religious persons there by Robert Southwell, esq., and other King's commissioners," as above.
Pp. 2. Endd.
22 Nov.
R. O.
565. RAMSEY ABBEY, Hunts.
Names and pensions of the late abbot and monks of Ramsey, Hunts, which surrendered 22 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
John Lawrence, abbot, 266l. 13s. 4d. (besides the house of Bodsey, 100 load of wood yearly out of Bottnall, Buckyse grove and Warvyswoode, one mark of swans with the profits thereof, and one "boote gate called the subcellerer's bote gate with the hylke and pertinances belonging to the same"); John Dryver alias Ramesey, prior, 20l., John Pakye alias Ryngsted, 8l., Robt. Huchyn, late prior of St. Ives (besides the chapel and chamber upon the bridge of St. Ives), 12l.; John Anyson a. Downham, subcellarer, John Nyccolles, an old man, Laur. Bardney, being aged, and Wm. Rogers a. Halywell, 8l. each; Wm. Sylke a. Sawtrey, Steph. Bawdwyn a. Bannett, Wm. Cooke a. Bardwell, sexton, 7l. each; Wm. Alwyn, chaunter, and John Hoddyngselles a. Lylford, B.L., 9l. each; Thos. Baker, high cellarer, and John Faunt, B.D., 10l, each; Thos. Powle a. Brayntre, John Bryggeman a. Burwell, sick of the palsy, and Hugh Phelype, 6l. each; John Pakye, treasurer, John Pawmer a. Halywell, subprior, Ric. Hawlyng, scholar, and Wm. Ilond (fn. 1) a. Grytby, student, 6l. 13s. 4d. each; Thos. Andrewe, being a sickly person, 7l. 6s.8d.; William alias Swasey (sic), Robert Harrys a. Standground, and John Whytwell a. Byllyngborough, 5l. 6s. 8d. each; Thos. Fyld a. Hemyngford, John Pycard, John Smyth a. Tysenershe, and Geo. Marshall a. London, 5l. each. Signed: Phylyp Parys: Jo. Tregonwell: Jo. Hughes. Countersigned by Sir Ric. Riche with the words, "Pass these pensions."
Pp. 2, both signed and countersigned.
Add. MS.,
33, 445–
33, 467.
B. M.
2. Collections of MSS. relating to Ramsey Abbey, many of which are originals of various dates, mostly cellarer's accounts, rentals and the like. A considerable part relates to times since the suppression and to the property of the Cromwell family down to the time of Oliver Cromwell. But besides records of much higher antiquity there will be found in Add. MS. 33, 451, f. 36, a "valor" of the possessions of the abbey dated 27 Hen. VIII., which is really a rental drawn up by the officers of the abbey and is altogether different from the "valor" drawn up in that year by the King's authority. This document covers 9 pages.
Asks Cromwell to cease his displeasure against him. Cromwell told him two years ago, as he knelt before him at Net, that he would be good lord to him and speak to the King on his behalf. Has never spoken to any honourable man since, lest Cromwell might think he trusted others better than him. His trouble and imprisonment have cost him 500 marks and 20 nobles a year, and in effect, credence, marriage, good fame and name, but he trusts to win as much again. Asks to have, by gift or purchases, a farm of 8l. a year at Lawsull, which he had of the abbey of Ramsey. Will bequeath to Cromwell all he gets through him. Begs for mercy and a comfortable answer.
Hol., p. 1. Add. at the head: Sir Thomas Cromwell, knight, lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal.
22 Nov.
Close Roll,
p. 4 No. 12.
Rym. XIV. 663.
Surrender (by John Rypeley, abbot, and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. York, Lanc., and city of York and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 22 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
Acknowledged, same day, before Ric. Layton, one of the clerks of Chancery.
R. O. 2. Pensions assigned upon the dissolution of Kirkstall priory, 22 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
John Browne, prior, 100 mks.; Leonard Wyndresse, sub-prior, and Ant. Jakeson, 8l. each; Thos. Bertlett, Edw. Heptonstall, Hen. Clughe, Ric. Broke, John Horwodd, John Henryson, and Chr. Wylson, 6l. 13s. 4d. each; Gabriel Lostens, Ric. Standeclyff, Thos. Ellys, Wm. Northives, Wm. Lupton, Gilb. Browne, John Mathew, and Edw. Sandall, 6l. each; Paul Maison, Robt. Hemseworth, Ric. Ellys, and Ric. Wodd, 5l. 6s. 8d. each; Ric. Bateson, 7l.; Thos. Wylson, Thos. Pepper, John Lyster alias Lytster, Ric. Leavesaxe, John Snawe, Thos. Moke, 5l. each; John Denby and Hen. Claighton, 40s. each. Signed by Hendle, Legh, Belassys, and Watkyns, commissioners.
P. 1.
22 Nov.
R. O.
Received their letters in favour of Larke, who reported the answer Mr. Treasurer made to his suits, on the 22nd. On coming to Court, will do all he can for his preferment. Perceives that the lord Privy Seal denies that he gave Lisle commission to discharge Loveday, Browne, and others. Heard the commission given and will abide by it, if called on. When at Court, the King said to him it was pity these men should lose their livings before anything was proved against them, and Sandys thereupon wrote to Lisle not to give their rooms away till they had passed their trial. Has given the book of depositions signed by Lisle, &c., to Master Comptroller and Sir Antony Browne, that they might speak in the Council if the persons are examined there. Is sorry he was not at the Court at their coming. They should not have escaped clear unpunished, as he trusts yet they will not.
Advises any further proofs, either concerning their opinions or Loveday's deceit at the Woolbeam, to be sent to London. Has been in the country since Oct. 8. The Vyne, 22 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
The bearer, Larke, is worthy to be esteemed, both for his honesty and his learning. Recommendation to Lady Lisle. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Endd.: The copies of a letter of my lord Chambreleyn, of a letter sent to Husey, and to my lord Privy Seal.
22 Nov.
R. O.
Has received Cromwell's letter ordering him to levy the dues of the water bailly till further order. Has found the whole office in a fair register in the Exchequer here, and, now that my lord Admiral comes over, begs that he may have commission to establish that office at this time for ever with the rest of the Council here. Thanks Cromwell for his goodness when he was last with him. Sends a tun of Orleans wine by the bearer John Lambe, of Calais. Calais, 22 Nov. Signed.
P. 1, Add.: lord Privy Seal. Endd.
22 Nov.
R. O.
Sends compliments to Madame. Sends a boar, the first good one that has been taken this year, as Peronne has informed him that it would do the Deputy a pleasure. Tournehen, 22 Nov.
Hol. Fr. p. 1. Add.
22 Nov.
R. O.
Has received her letter. Begs her to come and see her daughter, (fn. 2) who has come hither and will be here till after Christmas, and to bring with her two capes made crosswise (deux collet fait a travet). Will pay what they cost. Pont de Remy, 22 Nov.
Hol. Fr., p. 1. Add.: "ma bonne cousinne."
R. O.
Chronicle of
Calais, 167.
The order taken for the receiving of Anne of Cleves repairing into England.
1. The lord Deputy and Council of Calais, with the men of arms and such of the retinue as they and the lord Admiral shall appoint, shall receive her at her entry into the English Pale, and after due salutations conduct her and her train into the town. 2. About St. Peter's without Calais, the said lord Admiral and those assigned to keep him company shall meet her and in like manner wait upon her into the town to her lodging. 3. On her arrival at Dover the duke of Suffolk and lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, with the other lords appointed to wait upon them, and the duchess of Suffolk and other ladies, shall receive her at her landing, and convey her to the castle, attend upon her during her abode there, and at her departure conduct her to Canterbury, and so forth till her meeting with the King. 4. The archbishop of Canterbury, with certain other bps. and gentlemen, are to meet her beyond Canterbury and convey her to her lodging there, and in like manner attend upon her till her meeting with the King. 5. She shall be met on the down beyond Rochester by the duke of Norfolk and certain other lords and gentlemen, who shall likewise wait upon her till she come to the King's presence. 6. On this side Derford the earl of Rutland, who is to be her lord chamberlain, Sir Thos Denys, chancellor, Sir Edw. Baynton, vice-chamberlain, Sir John Dudley, master of her horse, and all others appointed to be of her Council, and also the lady Margaret Douglas, the duchess of Richmond, and other ladies which shall be her "ordinary waiters," 30 in all, shall meet her, and be presented, by the abp. of Canterbury, and the dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, as her own train and household, and so wait upon her till she approach the King's presence, when all the yeomen and meaner sort shall avoid. 7. On the hill_there shall be "pight" the King's rich pavilion, and others for other noble personages to retire to after she shall be presented to His Highness, and there shall be prepared wine, fruits, and spices, in manner of a banquet. 8. Before the King meets with her, all serving men shall depart and range themselves aloof in the field. The rest of the gentlemen to ride in two wide ranges on either side that His Majesty may have only such as shall be assigned before and after him, &c. 9. The duke of Norfolk, being Earl Marshal, shall appoint persons with tipped staves to keep the streets between the town's end and the gate of Greenwich, the way whereunto shall pass about the park and through the town to the door directly against the west end and the late Friars church, and so to the great gate on the water side at Greenwich. The said door leading out of the lane where the stables be into the church of the late Friars, and all other strait places, to be enlarged. The streets to be gravelled, paved, made clean, and put in as good order as may be; barriers to be made all along the Thames side, that no man be in danger of drowning by press of people. The charge of this to be committed to Nedam, the King's carpenter. 10. Every lord and gentleman is to alight out of the way without the said gate and go on foot to the Court. Only the King, the Queen, and the ladies to ride into the Court. 11. When the King shall be in his pavilion, the Vice-Chamberlain with the Guard shall repair to Greenwich, and place the said Guard in such parts of the house as shall be meet to keep order. 12. When the King leaves the pavilion for Greenwich, all gentlemen not named in a special list to ride before him, shall stand on the heath in two ranges for his Grace and train to pass. 13. The mayor of London with all the aldermen and crafts shall be upon the Thames, in barges well apparelled and furnished with as many kinds of music as they can get, to congratulate her arrival, but none of them shall set foot on land. The Knight Marshal, or some other, should appoint the place where every barge shall lie. 14. The chief officers of the Household are to furnish the hall, the porters to be at the gate, &c.
Pp. 5. With title on fly leaf:"The order that was taken," &c.
Harl. MS. 295,
f. 153 b.
B. M.
R. O.
2. Modern copy of the preceding from which it was printed in the Chronicle of Calais.
3. Names of those appointed to receive Anne of Cleves. (fn. 3)
i. "For my lord Admiral's despatch":—My lord William Hawarde, the lord Hastings, the lord Talboyes, Sir Thos. Seymer, Sir Fras. Brian, Sir Hen. Knevet, Sir Thos. Spert, Wm. Gonson, Sir Chr. Morres, Gregory Crumwell, [Sir Wm. Newenham], (fn. 5) Wm. Herbert, Mr. Hastings, Mr. Rogers, Mr. Breame, Ellarton, Banaster, John Wingfeld, Blunt, Knolles, Harry Jernyngham, Sampson, Gawen Carewe, Peter Carewe, Zouche th'elder, Freeston, [Sir Ant. Wingfeld's son], (fn. 4) Hugh Willoughby, Mantel, Assheley th'onger, young Stafford that married the lady Cary, Dramar, Thos. Holcroft, young Gresham.
ii. "My lord of Suffolk for the meeting the lady Anne at Dover."
The duke of Suffolk, [my lord Warden],‡ my lord Cobham, the bp. of Chichester, the Master of the Rolls, the King's attorney, Sir Wm. Fynche, Sir Thos. Willoughby, Sir Edw. Wotton, Sir Edw. Boughton, "Sir Heny Ysle," Sir Thos. Nevell, Wm. Roper, Edw. Thwaytes, Edw. Monynges, Thos. Digges, Thos. Roydon, Walt. Moyle, Thos. Moyle, Reynold Scott, Thos. Willforde, Thos. Roberts, Jas. Hales. John Boyse, John Norton, John Many th'elder, John Crayford, Nic. Sybell, Thos. Kemp, Ric. Yngeam, Ric. Vane, Wm. Whetenal, Nic. Clifford of Sutton, Rauf Symons, Hen. Cutt, Hen. Crips, Thos. Wingfeld, Wm. Boyse, John Gilforde, Thos. Grene of Bobbing, John Norton of Horsham, _ Stylle. In the margin is the number "20" opposite Cobham and the bp. of Chichester, 10 opposite the two following, 8 opposite the knights and 6 opposite the rest of the names.
iii. "For the duchess of Suffolk":—The duchess of Suff., and the ladies Cobham, Hart, Hault, Fynche, and Hales. (The number 8 opposite Lady Cobham, 6 opposite the rest.) Item, her own train. "Every knight and squire a coat and gown of velvet or other good silk and a chain of gold."
iv. "For my lord of Norfolk":—My lord of Norfolk, the abp. of Canterbury, the lords Mountjoye and Dacres of the South, [Sir John Heydon], (fn. 6) Sir Wm. Paston, Sir Rog. Towneshende, Sir Edm. Bedingfeld, Sir Thos. Lestraunge, Sir Edm. Knevet, Sir John Jermye, Sir Fras. Lovell, Sir Jas. Bolleyn, Philip Calthorpp, Sir Edm. Windham, Ric. Southwell, [Wm. Fermour], (fn. 7) Hen. Hubbert, Thos. Thursby, Wm. Conengesby, Robt, Towneshende, [Robt. Hogan]*, Erasmus Paston, Thos. Tyndal, Sir John Clere, Edm. Lomner, Thos. Gibon, _ Style (inserted later), my lord's own train, Sir Thos. Germyn, (fn. 8) Rauf Symons. ‡
v. "Ladies":—My lady Mary and my lady Elizabeth's grace, the lady Fraunces, the lady Margaret Douglas, the duchess of Richmond, the ladies of Rutland, of Hertford, Audeley the lord Chancellor's wife, Maltravers, Dacres of the South, Taylboys, St. John, Parre the lord Parre's wife, Kingston, Brown, Baynton, Dudley Sir John's wife, Lister Sir Michael's wife, Knevet Sir Henry's wife.
vi. "For the King's Majesty":—The lord Chancellor, the marquis Dorset 12, the lord Privy Seal, the earls of Surrey 12, Oxford 20, Arundel 30, Essex 20, Rutland 20, Sussex 20, Hertford 20, and Derby, the lords Bulbeck 8, Ferres 20, Sturton 12, Clynton 8, Sandes lord Chamberlain 20, Lawarre 20, Wentworth 20, Windsor 20, young Lord Bray 6, lords Mordaunt 20, Borough 20, Morley 20, Mountjoye 8, St. John 20, Hungreford of Hertesbury 20, Russell 20, Nevell 8, and Parre 20, the bps. of Durham 30, Hereford 16, Lincoln 24, and St. Asaph 16. All these names are marked in the margin with a cross, except the Chancellor, Privy Seal, and the bishops. The numbers above given also occur in the margin.
vij. "The King's Privy Chamber":—Sir Thos. Hennage, Sir Ant. Browne, master of the Horses, Sir Ric. Long, Sir Ant. Selenger, Ant. Denny, John Wellesburn, Ric. Crumwell, Peter Meawtys, Ant. Knevet, Rauf Sadler, Ric. Morison, Thos. Culpeper, Thos. Paston, Maurice Berklay, Ph. Hobby, and the grooms.
viij. "Knights and 'squires":— (1) Knights, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Vice-chamberlain, Sirs Humph. Forster, John Gage, John Dudley, Edw. Baynton, Thos. Dennys, Giles Stranguishe, John Horsey, Thos. Speake, Hugh Poulet, Hen. Long, John St. John, Thos. Rotheram, John Dauncey, Wm. Windsour, Robt. Dormer, Rauf Verney, Thos. Longvile, Ant. Lee, Wm. Essex, John Norres, Thos. Arundell, Edw. Willoughby, Nic. Poyntz, Ant. Hungreforde, Thos. Ponynges, Brian Tuke, Giles Capell, [Humph. Browne],* Wm. Newnham, John Raynsforde, Thos. Darcy, Clement Harleston, John St. Clere, Ric. Riche, Thos. Teye, John Mordaunt, John Abridges, John Welshe, John Hurleston, Edm. Tame, Walt. Denys, Hen. Parker, Griffith Donne, Philip Butler, John Markham, Nic. Stirley, Wm. a Parre, Thos. Tresham, John Villers, Wm. Barentyne, Walt. Stoner, Thos. Griffyn of Northamptonshire, Robt. Kyrkham, John Byron, John Harecourt, George Darcy, Arthur Darcy, John Williams, Ric. Weston, Ric. Page, John Dannet, Ric. Shurley, Wm. Goring, Arth. Hopton, Humph. Wingfeld, Wm. Wallgrave, Thos. Barmeston, John Willoughby, George Somerset, John Jernyngham, Thos. Lisle, Wm. Barkeley, Peter Philpot, Wm. Gifforde, Mich. Lister, Ant. Windsor, Edw. Gorge, John St. Lowe, Hen. Capell, John Newton, John Fulforde, Walt. Smythe, Humph. Ferres, John Russell, Wm. Pykering, Edm. Walsingham, Edw. Braye, Percival Harte, Ric. Maners, Thos. Trenchearde, Giles Alington, Robt. Payton, Wm. Gascoigne of Bedfordshire, Wm. Fitzwilliam, Wm. Drury, Thos. Germyn, Thos. Elyot, John Browne, John Hampden, John Nevel, John Rogers, Wm. West, Roger Chamley, John Rogers, Fras. Dawtry, Wm. Felding, Geo. Throgmerton, Humph. Browne (this name added later).
(2.) Squires:—Ant. Kingston, Geo. Harper, Robt. Turwhit, Leonard Rede, Robt. Drury, Thos. Gifford, Rauf Lane, Edm. Knightley, Geo. Gifford, Thos. Edgare, Fras. Pigot, Robt. Cheyney, Edw. Fetiplace, Thos. Essex, Wm. Hyde, Ric. Bridges, Alex Umpton, Reynold Williams, Edw. Fabyan, Thos. Vachell, Chr. Asshton, John Yate, John Wynchecombe (fn. 9), Roger Sturton, John Souche, Hen. Strangwayes, Robt. Coker, Robt. Bingham, Geo, Troublefeld, [Sir Humph. Browne] (fn. 10), Thos. Wriothesley, John Wentworth, John Tyrrell, John Browne, Edw. Grene, Robt. Mordant, John Christmas, Ant. Cooke, John Kekewich, Fras. Clovell, Edw. Tyrrell, Hen. Apleton, Wm. Ailif, Humph. Tyrrell of Shenfeld, Guy Craiforde, Ric. Higham, John Poyntz of South Ukkington, John Poyntz, Nic. Wekes, Thos. Thame, Robt. Witney, Thos. Whitington, Jas. Clifford, Geo. Baynham, Arth. Porter, Ric. Tracye, Rauf Norwood, Edm. Bridges, John Palmer, John Conesby, John Peryent, John Broket, Thos. Nevel of the Holt, Robt. Cheseman, John Nudigate, Ant. Catesby, Ric. Catesby, Ant. Cope, Thos. Brudenell, Thos. Cave, Leonard Chamberlain, Thos. Cartar, John More, John Denton, Thos. Wayneman*, Humph. Asshfeld, Edw. Sapcottes, Ant. Colley, John Harington, Thos. Pope, John Danester, Hen. Brown, Chr. Moore, John Skynner, John Morres, Thos. Heron, John Shelley, Oliver St. John, John Sakevild, Nic. Gaynesforde, Ric. Bellingeham, Robt. Oxenbridge, John Palmer, John Covert,* Thos. Asshburn, Thos. Darrell, Ant. Pelham, John Thecher, John Parkar, Ant. Rows, John Spring, Robt. Crane, Lionel Talmach*, Robt. Garnishe, John Harman, Ric. Candishe, John Wingfield of Letheringham, Chas. Wingfeld, John Poulet, John Kingsmyll, Nic. Tichborn the younger, Nic. Uppton, Robt. Puttenham, Thos. Welles, Ric. Pexal, John Stowell, John Rodeney, Wm. Wroughton, Thos. Yorke, Edm. Mountperson, John Hungreford, John Erneley, Robt. Long, John Bonham, John Chok, Thos. Aprice, John Pye, Barth. Hussey, Wm. Lucy, John Gascoyn, John Gostyk, Wm. Willington, Fulk Grevell, John Grevell, Edw. Conwey, Reynold Digby, John Sandes, Robt. Acton, Thos. Acton, young Audeley the heir of the lord Audeley, Chamburn, Chawmonde, Wm. Skypwith, young Dudley, young Wigston, Humph. Stafford, Edw. Skipwith, Ant. Southwell, Candishe the younger, Hen. Wingfeld, Geo. Morgan, young Ferres, Horne, Pellam, young Selenger, Giles Pole, Markham Henry, Robt. Markham, _ Basset, and. Flammok, Wm. Kellwaye, Johnson, Robt. Throgmerton.
Pp. 20. Endd: A book of certain names.
R. O. 4. A list of names, drawn up, apparently, for the same occasion [see §1(6).]
"The earl of Rutland, lord Chamberlain, Sir Edw. Baynton, vice-chamberlain, Sir Thos. Denys, chancellor, Sir John Dudley, master of the horses, with all the rest of Her Grace's council.
Item, all her gentlemen and yeomen with the trains of all the said councillors and others before mentioned in honest furniture."
Ladies:—the lady Margaret Douglas, the duchess of Richmond, the duchess of Suffolk, the countesses of Rutland, (fn. 11) Sussex, and Hertford, ladies Cheyne, Mr. Treasurer's wife, Kingston, Browne,‡ Egecombe,‡ Baynton, Dudley Sir John's wife, Denys Sir Thomas' wife, Knevet Sir Henry's wife, Wingfield Sir Anthony's wife, and Hennage.
Mrs. Meautys, Mrs. Crumwell, Mrs. Denny, Mrs. Fitzherbert,‡ Mrs. Parkar.‡
"The mother and the maidens":—Mrs. Stoner, mother of the maidens, Katharine Howard, Sturton, Dorothy Braye, Basset, Katharine Cary, Mary Norres.
Chamberers:—Anne Josselyn the elder, (fn. 12) and Eliz. Rastal.†
* Prefixed to the duchess of Richmond's name is the number "xij.," and to the other ladies beginning at the countess of Rutland, "vj.,"; to those in the next paragraph, "iiij." (except the last two, which have "iij.," which in Mrs. Parker's case has been cancelled), the next "iij.," and the last "ij."
Pp. 2.
R.O. 573. For the COMING of ANNE OF CLEVES.
1. "First, to know whether any noblemen strangers shall, of the King's provision, keep any tables in the town, or trust to the provision of their ostis." 2. "If any such tables shall be kept of the King's provision, then to appoint how many houses, and which houses, to the intent beer, wine, wood, etc., may be laid in in due time, and for to know how many messes meat at every table." 3. "To know how many days they shall be at Dover." 4. What number of ladies and gentlemen shall be there, "and whether the lord Chamberlain and the rest of that side shall be served in the great chamber as it hath been used, a queen being." 5. "How many messes of lords shall be served there, and what place or places they shall sit in, and by whom they shall be served, the Guard being absent." 6. "Where the residue of the train, as knights and squires, shall be placed." 7. Whether the whole train of strangers shall have their charges at Dover defrayed by the King; and, if so, some convenient person to be appointed for the defraying. 8. "To appoint an honest man that can speak the language to attend with me," through whom I (fn. 13) may communicate with their stewards. 9. "That there be assignment for ready money for provisions there." 10. "That one harbinger may be sent in due time instructed how many lodgings he shall appoint for the noblemen estrangers where tables shall be kept of the King's provision (if any such shall be)." 11. Whether the said strangers in the town having victuals of the King's provision shall trust to their hosts for diaper, &c. 12. To know where plate "shall be had for the pantry, cellar, pitcherhouse, chaundry, ewry, confecciour, squyllery, sawsery, &c."
Pp. 2. Endd.
23 Nov.
Loseley MSS.
In his zeal for the commonwealth of the realm, "and the furniture of the same, if it shall so please God, with some more store of lawful posterity," has, at the suit of his nobles and Council, concluded a marriage with the lady Anne of Cleves, Juliers, &c. She shall shortly arrive at Calais to be transported hither, where she must be honourably received. Appoints him (as one of those to attend the King's person and meet the lady before she come to the King's presence) to be at London on the 10th Dec., with six servants. He himself and the other gentlemen so appointed "shall ride in coats of black velvet with chains of gold about their necks, and shall have gowns of velvet or some other good silk for their change accordingly." Westm., 23 Nov.
Letters missive signed with a stamp. Add.
23 Nov.
Has received his letter for John Towker to be physician in their monastery with a yearly fee under convent seal for life. Mr. Roydon, Warham's physician, desired the room before Towker came to these parts, and has been very good to the prior and brethren. Has therefore promised him the room when vacant. Canterbury, Sunday, 23 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
23 Nov.
Close Roll,
p. 4, No. 22.
Rym., XIV.
Surrender (by Jas. Thwaytes, prior, and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. York, city of York, Linc., and Lanc., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 23 Nov., 31 Hen. VIII.
Acknowledged, same day, before Thos. Leigh, one of the clerks of Chancery.
R.O. 2. Pensions assigned upon the dissolution of Pountefrett priory, 24 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
Jas. Thwaytes, prior, his dignity of dean of the castle there, and 34l., in all 50l.; Steph. Hemesworthe, sub-prior, 6l. 13. 4d.: John Colte, Ric. Vavasour, Wm. Bramham, Hen. Grenc, Thos. Elyson, Hen. Whetely, Hen. Robynson, Thos. Kaye, Mich. Burton, and Robt. Evers, 6l. to 5l., each ; Robt. Clyffe, novice, 3l. 6s. 8d. Signed by Hendle, Legh, Belassys, and Watkyns, commissioners.
P. 1.
23 Nov.
Close Roll,
p. 4, No. 27.
Rym., XIV.
Surrender (by Joan Kyppes, prioress, and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. York, and Lanc., and elsewhere in England, Walves, and the marches thereof. 24 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
Acknowledged, same day, before Ric. Layton, one of the clerks of Chancery.
R.O. 2. Pensions assigned upon the dissolution of Kirkeleighes priory, 26 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
Janet Kyppes (fn. 14) and Joan Lenthorpe, 40s. each; Isabel Hopton, Agnes Broke, Isabel Rodys, Kath. Grice, and Isabel Sawterstall, 33s. 4d. each. Signed by Hendle, Legh, Belassys, and Watkyns, commissioners.
P. 1.
24 Nov.
Otho C. IX.
To the same effect as his letter to Cromwell which follows, but somewhat more condensed. [24] Nov. 1539.
Hol., p. 1. Mutilated.
24 Nov.
Otho C. IX.
"[Right] honorable and my spesyall ... consyderyd, thys may be yow ... ce and memory off my fyrst [trobyll, which was] for iij strangerys yn the schape ... the mas with the armys off hys hy ... was restoryd be his most onorable ... now hath take yt from me and nat sey ... thre days aftyr he aryvyd secretly va ... hys hyghnes and so we dyd mo tymys ... monthys past cald me to hys schambyr a[nd seyd] I sent for yow to schew yow nuys. The [pryor is] sor syke, and be lyk ded. Ye be pryor, [one thyng] ye schall do for me, leve your Kyng wyth [all hys yll] workes. I seyd, Jesus, why sey ye thus to m[e more] then to othyr? What hurt hath hath (sic) h[e done] yow? He seyd, He takyth my pryvylege a[nd my] commaundrys. I seyd No, the Lawys gyfyth [him] all that a treytor hath yn possessyon. He [seyd, He] takyth all ffrom the Pope. I seyd, He tak[yth] but hys owne. What hath the beschop of [Rome to] do yn Inglond? Wyth that he ros and s[eyd, Call yow] hym beschop off Rom? And to hym sylf, [Ye be] accorsyd, and owght not to syt yn counsell, [and stamped] hys fot up on the flor. The next counsell [they put me to my] schambyr for iij monthys, and thoys doin othy[r] ... whan thoys 'wer endyd, had concludyd what h ... a sentens the mastyr and counsell myght not [give me the] brode cros, for that I apelyd to hys mageste as [hed of the] schyrch off Inglond, and for that apell schet [me up with] thre lockes, and non spekes wyth me, but my kepe[r]. A nothyr her by ys Sir Nyclas Lambard, be cawzs [he is] my proctur. Up on Seynt Martyn ys evyn [he gaff the] brod cros to Gylles Russell, not wyth stondy [ing myn a pell to] hys Hyghnes. There was off the co[unsell] ... be war what wyll folow.
"[The m]astyr that restoryed me would a confermyd ... was resstoryd, and myn auncyanyte off the P[ope, but] that I would not ffor hys Hygh' dyssplezsur ... yt may plezse hys mageste to conferm them, ... vyr they can do me no harme, ande the por worm ... n oblygacyon, besydes many othyr as be my [lord of C]hychestyr and othyr my ffryndes am avyzsyd ... wntrys ffavyr in every cawzse to me belong[ing] ... Sir, and my spesyall goode lord, I am not able, d ... e what yowr plezsure ys, be sechyng yowr g[ood lordship to] have me hens, and the prior and Sutton ... ryd exsept they get me hom sone I schuld ... [Ii]berte, and thedyr warde they be scant ca ... " 24 Nov. 1539.
P.S.—"... I gat be schang ... kepar."
Added on a slip of paper pasted on:—[The Council here are] "yn to parts." One is devoted to [his Hig]hness; the other rails at him and says "he ys wors then [the Turk, for he puts] down schyrchys, burnnys [seynts that he may] have the ryches about them, [and wyll suffyr] no mes to be seyd wyth [in the re]alme. O, Sir! what ys thys ... yd off thys ther ys wytnes."
Hol., pp. 2. Mutilated.
24 Nov.
Hopes Cromwell has received his letters about the trouble here. 20 days ago was removed to another prison eight miles distant, with four doors shut upon him. Knows no cause "but for the appellation made to his Highness, as proctor for the Torcoplier, Sir Clement West, which unrightfully is deprived." Sir Giles Russell has prevailed upon the Great Master to give him "license to hold the tongue to make another Tircoplier." Some protested that there should be no tongue holden till they had answer of the appellacion made to the King, and so absented themselves, but Sir Giles Russeil was confirmed Tircoplier with the broad cross and all honours. Does not marvel that the lords here who are strangers have not accepted the King's patent, when those who should be his true and faithful subjects have gone clear against it. It is said Russell will go home and present himself to the King. Malta, 24 Nov. 1539.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Sealed with an antique (?) intaglio.
[25 Nov.] (fn. 15)
Pensions assigned by the commissioners at the dissolution of Syon monastery, to be paid quarterly by John Moryce, receiver there; payment to begin at Christmas 31 Hen. VIII.
I. Agnes Jorden, abbess, 200l.; Marg. Wyndesor, 50 mks. (altered from 16l.); Marg. Dely, treasurer, 13l. 6s. 8d. ; Bridget Fytezharbert, sacristan, 8l.) changed to 10l. with the signature of Sir Ric. Riche in the margin); Bridget Belgrave, "chamberesse," Joan Stranguisshe, Marg. Showldame, Eliz. Straunge, Eliz. Strykeland, and Eliz. Edwardes, 8l. each; Marg. Bougchier, Dorothy Slyghte, Agnes Smythe, Joan Judde, Alice Lyster, Clemente Tressham, Parnell Damporte, and Bridget Sulyard, 6l. 13s. 4d. each; Kath. Somerfeld, Kath. Breerton, Eliz. Ogle, Agnes Meret, Efame Elamer, Joan Russhe, Alice Jaye, Marg. Conyers, Eliz. Mountayne, Anne Unkys, Susan Purpheraye, Eleanor Feteplace, Rose Pagett, Marg. Elerton, Margery Coverte, Joan Deyne, Mary Dennehame, Mary Whetnoo, Dorothy Codrington, Anne Edwardes, Eleanor Pegge, Kath. Palmer, Eliz. Knottysford, Marg. Lupton, Alice Betenhame, Ursula Fetyplace, Eliz. Fauxe, Eliz. Yattes, Dorothy Betteman, Audrey Dely, Anne Daunce, Marg. Monyngton, Mary Nevell, and Alice Elerton, 6l. each.
II. Lay sisters:—Alice Pulton, Alice Senosse, Eliz. Crucheley, and Margery Walker, 53s. 4d. each.
III. Religious men:—David Curson, 15l.; Ric. Whytford, 8l.; John Grene, 10l. (altered from 8l.); Ant. Sutton, 8l.; John Stewken, Ric. Lache, Ant. Lyttell, John Howelle, Thos. Pollard, John Myllet, Thos. Precyous, and John Selbye, 6l. 13s. 4d. each.
IV. Lay brethren:—Jas. Wolley, John Bartelet, John Massey, Wm. Terlington, and Ric. Browne, 53s. 4d. Signed: Tho. Pope: Wylliam Petre: Frauncis Cave: per Joh'em Mores: Thomam Myldemaye: Thomam Spilman.
Pp. 3.
R.O. 2. Warrant for pensions to some of the monks.
To John Myllett, Thomas Preciouse, and John Selbye, 6l. 13s. 4d. each.
Lay brethren:—To James Wolley, John Bartlett, John Massey, and Richard Browne, 53s. 4d. each, and to Wm. Tarlyngton, 4l. Signed: Rychard Ryche.
Endd.: "Syon pensions; also, The warrante for Syon."
R.O. 582. HUGH SNEYDE, Vicar of Potone, to MR. TAMWORTHE, Auditor to the House of Syon. (fn. 16)
When you were last in Lancashire to survey the lands of the abbess of Syon, I promised to pay at your request a fine of 20s., claimed by the wife of Thomas Syngulton, on condition that she let me a certain tenement, which she now refuses to do, and has ejected me and other poor tenants of my Lady Abbess, because they refuse to pay her the fine she demands, which they say has never been paid before. They have sent one up to the Abbess about it. My Lady promised me a "teyne barne" for seven mks. a year, the better to keep hospitality among the poor people, but the wife of Laurence Syngulton will not suffer me to have it, unless I pay her 10 mks. a year for it. Begs him to use his intercession with the Abbess. Syon, 16 Feb.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
* Memorandum on the back of a writ for the appearance of Fulk Salisbury before the surveyors of Crown lands.
25 Nov.
Has received from him the rental of the Friars in Calais, which has been seen by his counsel. Will send a fuller answer by Nich. Eyer. The fines of the annuity for Paynswick are engrossed. London, 25 Nov.
The King goes no further than Blackheath to meet the Queen.
Hol., p. 1. Sealed. Add.
25 Nov.
Titus B. I. 114.
Wishes this other letter to be delivered to my lord Privy Seal. Fears they have scant done what they should do in one thing of their instructions, "saving that one article helped in that is referred to our discretions." When they were at Ely and assigned the pensions to the worst monks whom they thought not meet to tarry, either for learning or some for good conditions, assigning them that tarried to take pains in the choir, "thought it meet to assign them pensions as we did, the other departed." If there is any fault in this, asks him to send word to Peterborough lest they incur that fault again. All are taking as much pain as they can to do the King service, but their time is too short. They are fain to be occupied till ten at night and every day at it again betimes. Hears he is appointed to be sheriff. If so, is right sorry, for he cannot come home till he has finished his journey, and this year he must do his diligence in his office, with which he is not acquainted, and in which he will have great loss. There is 40l. a year lost in it every year, besides the overplus spent in the house. Reminds him of his other matter. Finds Dr. Trygonwell and the other very honest men, conformable and diligent. Ramsey, 25 Nov.
Hol., pp. 2, Add.: Endd.
25 Nov.
I understand that some of your subjects have come to Andreselles to the house of one named Andrieu Lannyne, innkeeper, where, after making great cheer, they left without paying their shot and gave their host a great sword-stroke on his head, from which he is in danger of his life, as you will see by the petition which I send you. I beg you to see it punished. Boulogne, 25 Nov. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Sealed, Add.
R.O. 2. Andrieu Lanaine, innkeeper at Andreselles, to [Oudart du Bies] the Seneschal of Boulonnais.
To-day there arrived several English and Flemings from England at Andreselles, and, being at table, the host at their request went to search for horses and carts for them. When he returned with them, one of the company went away without paying his reckoning. Another told the host to go after him, which he did. Then the said Englishman delayed coming and was about to mount his horse, when the host said to him, "My friend, it is not the custom in this country to leave without paying one's host." At this he began to swear and use high language, saying he was a post. Then, as the host was speaking to two other honest men of the company, the said post came behind and knocked him down with a blow of his sword on the head, from which he is in great danger, and immediately mounted his horse and escaped.
Hol., Fr., p. 1.
R.O. 3. "Le arryvement (?) du moy Nycolas poste du Roy de Angleterre a la Rade Saint Jehan."
Describes how he arrived at the said Rade in company with 16 or 17 fellows, English, Easterlings and Flemings, and was the last to land. Came with them to their lodging and was addressed by Mr. Nycolas, M.D., of the king of England, who would have persuaded him to drink with them, and, when he said he could not stop, told him there was no carriage or horses to be had. The host, too, insisted that he should stay all night; but he pleaded being on the King's service, and said he trusted to find a horse for himself, and that if they could get to Wyssant they could find conveyance to Calais. On this they agreed to go, and he went into the village to procure a horse, and while in the stable an Easterling merchant came to ask him to get another for him to go in his company, a request which was repeated by another Easterling merchant afterwards. At last, when about to leave, the host came to him in the stable and charged him with trying to escape without paying, which he denied, as the King's physician, Maiître Nycolas, had already paid for him. On which the host gave him the lie, endeavoured to carry off his trunk and threatened him with his dagger. The post theu finding that he could not get his trunk back otherwise, gave him a blow on the head with his sword. Then three of the host's brothers attacked the post with swords and 20 or 25 peasants assailed him with stones and called on him to surrender. The post then bade them beware what they did, as he was a servant of the king of England, and when Mons. du Bies knew the outrage they would repent it. Then the host's brothers nearly broke one of his fingers with stones to get his sword. Afterwards they sent to the post to come to the house, where his sword and dagger should be returned to him, but, on entering, one of the host's brothers attempted to kill him with a sword, aiming at the throat.
French, pp. 4. The two leaves found apart.


  • 1. Or Irlond?
  • 2. Madame de Langey. See No. 345.
  • 3. This paper is also printed in the Calais Chronicle, pp. 173–9, but from an imperfect transcript of later date, not altogether accurate (MS. Harl. 296, f.171, Brit. Mus.). Another copy, also in a later hand, will be found in MS. Vitellius, C. XI. f. 221b, B.M.
  • 4. Marked with a cross and crossed out.
  • 5. Crossed out.
  • 6. Crossed out.
  • 7. Marked with a cross and crossed out:
  • 8. Added later.
  • 9. Marked with a cross.
  • 10. Crossed out.
  • 11. To each of these names the letter "p" is prefixed.
  • 12. To each of these names the letter "p" is prefixed.
  • 13. The earl of Southampton?
  • 14. A space left after her name as if for the insertion of the word "prioress."
  • 15. Sion was suppressed 25 Nov., according to Wriothesley's Chronicle.
  • 16. As an earlier paper of uncertain date this is placed with the surrender of Sion.