Letters and Papers: November 1539, 26-30

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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

26 Nov.
Has got the acquittance for the coining irons. My lord Privy Seal's counsel has engrossed the fines for Paynswick, but has not sealed the nomine pænæ, and Mr. Polstede says that you and my Lady must sign the counterpane. The nomine pænæ is not of much consequence. I have for some time been ready to deliver them the evidences. I received your letters by Mr. Corbet and Nich. Eyer, and the perfect rentals of the Freres, which would have been made out in due form, only that the commissioners had but small experience. Messrs. Marvyn, Harrys, and Rolles are drawing your bill. If your Lordship have not the Friars in fee for ever, "it were not worth grammercy." I have not heard from my lord Privy Seal if you shall come over. Mr. Wynsor has sent no money. My lady's frontlet was in hand before I received your letter countermanding it. I thank you that I shall have my allowance, as I much need it. My lord Privy Seal thanks you for your last present, but the bringer was not so well rewarded as I thought he should have been. London, 26 Nov.
Pelham and Stevyns wait still, I cannot tell why. The letters do not come to Mr. Popley's hand, but to Mr. Wriothesley's. I am told my lord Admiral shall have commission to examine the matter there [at Calais]. Would like to know what answer Mr. Controller makes to my lord Admiral's letter for my check.
Hol., pp. 2. Sealed. Add.
26 Nov.
Close Roll,
p. 4, No. 2.
Rym. XIV.
Surrender (by Marm. Bradley, abbot, and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. York, city of York, Cumb., and Linc., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 26 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
Acknowledged, same day, before Thos. Legh, one of the clerks of Chancery.
R. O. 2. Pensions assigned upon the dissolution of Fountains Abbey, 28 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.;—
Marm. Bradley, abbot, 100l.; Thos. Kydde, prior, 8l.; Laur. Benne, Ric. Norres, and Ric. Hebden, 6l. 13s. 4d. each ; Thos. Smekergill, Robt. Clyffton, Robt. Brodebelte, John Tewisdaye, John Melsonbye, Gawin Byrtletsone, Wm. Dunewell, Thos. Tutylle, Thos. Grenewodd, Wm. Garforde, Chr. Lighton, and Edm. Aland, 6l. each ; Wm. Hobson, Thos. Dykenson, John Hooton, John Yong, Chr. and Marm. Jeynkynson, and Thos. Browne, 5l. 6s. 8d. each ; Robt. Caldbek, Anth. Kendall, Gawin Storke, Edm. Lowde, Matth. Morland, Robt. Dodgeson, Hen. Jakeson, and John Walworth, 5l. each.
Signed by Hendle, Legh, Belassys, and Watkyns, commissioners.
P. 1.
26 Nov.
Close Roll,
p. 4, No. 1.
XIV. 664.
Surrender (by Eliz. Halle, prioress, and the convent) of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. York and _ (blank space for several names) and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 26 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 Ardyngton nunnery, 26 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
Eliz. Hall, prioress, 5l.; Eliz. Moore, 33s. 4d. ; Eliz. Vavasour, Kath. Cokyll, Janet Tompson, Eliz. Wormewell, Agnes Pettye, Dorothy Porter, Effama Ratclyff, Isabel Whytehed, and Joan Hayles, 26s. 8d. each. Signed by Hendle, Legh, Belassys, and Watkyns, commissioners.
P. 1.
26 Nov.
R. O.
Begs Cromwell's help to obtain 200 angelots for the ivory fife that Cromwell received some time ago from Gerhart Herman and presented to the King. If the King think it too much, sends two cornets (Zincken) into the bargain, the like of which, he believes, are not in England. Headed: "Laus Deo 1539 Inn anntt (in Antwerpen ?) 26 November, per Gerhart."
German, pp. 2. Add.: Dem gestrengen, &c., Tomes Krumvell, K. M. inn Englant statthaltter unnd Oeberster Seckerdary.
26 Nov.
R. O.
I received yesterday a letter from you informing me that some Frenchmen have committed outrages upon English subjects at the village of Andreselle. You will see that I have received similar complaints by the petition which I wrote to you. I have sent the procureur of the King and some councillors to get the truth, and if my men have done wrong they shall be punished. Boulogne, 26 Nov. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
26 Nov.
R. O.
I have nothing to write about the coming of the lady of Cleve more than Mr. Hobby has told you ; but, having the opportunity of this bearer, I thought it right to mention how the Queen Regent lately said to me she hopes to see the Emperor in these parts ere New Year's day, and preparations are made for his coming at Brussels. Yet I still doubt of his coming till I hear certainly he has entered France. The Queen intends sending a noble person to the lady of Cleve to see her well treated in the Emperor's dominions till she pass Gravelyng. I expect her here next week, but what day I cannot tell ; albeit some, coming from Cleve, say Monday or Tuesday. I heard nothing of the duke of Bavaria's going to England till I came to Antwerp last night. "Of your Lordship's sending word thereof to me I only perceived he should go thither." Antwerp, 26 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: deputy of Calais.. Sealed.
26 Nov.
1818 f. 1.
B. M.
Thanks for your writings from Rathray. The King here sends this ambassador for causes which I have written to the King. I pray you take tent that all things be 'aggregit to him." Touching the fortifications the king of England has made on the Borders and his furnishing the same with munitions although our master is well minded to the King his father he cannot contend with the king of England's great substance in making necessary provision for defence, and believes the King his father will not desire him to hasard his realm. This man's coming is to spy how things stand there ; wherefore I think he should be hastily despatched, for things here depend upon how he is handled. As to the "confirmation of the contribution," I have written to Rome, but can get no answer but that the Pope will do what he may for the King: the Pope's ambassador here says they will find a way. In the matter of Melrose I trust to be sped. Remind the King of "ma dame oysel" of Albany. Both Mons. and Madame la Daulphin expect the King to help that matter for their sakes, and she is an honest and well guided person. It may be great help to my lord of Montrose ; and, if there be any effect, the master of Montrose should be sent hither to finish the matter, and I will do him all the pleasure I may. Paris, 26 Nov. Signed: "Ze Cardall off Sanctandrs."
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Secretary.
26 Nov.
Sadoleti Epp.
No. 344.
Poli Epp., III.
Was becoming anxious when his letters to Paul arrived, announcing that he had made his journey successfully. Hears from Rome that Pole has leave to be absent until Christmas. Goes on with his book about the Catholic Church. Salutes the bp. of Verona, Ludovicus, and Priolus. Carpentras, 6 kal. Dec. 1539.
27 Nov.
R. O.
Wrote yesterday by Mr. Corbett of all things requisite, and sent the quittance for the coining irons. To day your counsel have made perfect your bills for the Friars. Has sent them to be engrossed, and to-morrow or Sunday will put them forth to my lord Privy Seal. Advises Lisle to write to my lord Privy Seal for the speedy despatch thereof. Has received this day a letter in Lisle's own hand, the contents of which he will accomplish. Here are no "fyggs dedes" to be had, but as soon as any come Lisle shall have a piece of them. London, 27 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
27 Nov.
R. O.
I beg you to be good lady to my poor son Harry Jerningham, (fn. 1) the bearer, who is appointed to wait upon my lord Admiral to meet this young lady who by God's grace shall be our mistress, and to help him to a horse if he have no friends there to provide him one. Desires to be commended to Lord Lisle. London, 27 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
28 Nov.
R. O.
Your bills are ready to-day for the Freres' rents, as well the tenth reserved as the tenth excluded. "I trust God shall send the same clear without the tenth." Will not fail to solicit it. Sends by the bearer Spender, "master of Barthlettes cacche," a tapnet [of figs]. With the next, will send a runlet with 20 gallons of Malvasy. The figs cost 2s. 4d. There is no new seck come and no good old seck to be had. London, 28 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
28 Nov.
R. O.
Persions assigned to the late religious of Christchurch Twinham priory, on the surrender 28 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII., viz.:
John Draper, bp. of Neapolytan, prior, 133l. 6s. 8d. (also the mansion of Somerford called the Prior's lodging, parcel of Somerford manor, Hants); Robt. Beverey, subprior, 10l., Reg. Benett, Ric. South, Wm. Clerke, Robt. Meryfyld and Thos. Hancock, 6l. 13s. 4d. each; John Pope, Walter Churche, John Peppett, Wm. Martyn. Walter Mathell, Wm. Skeyte, John Stone, Thos. Androwse, John Tulce, John Drover and Thos. Coke, 6l. each; and Ant. Pytman, 66s. 8d. Signed: Per nos, Rob'tum Sowthwell; Edwardum Carne; Johannem London; Ricardum Poulet; Will'm Berners.
Pp. 2.
28 Nov.
R. O.
In accordance with his letter to her husband, who is not at present in Paris, sends four "loups service" (fn. 2) the finest she could find. They'cost 12 cr. of the sun each and 11 cr. for waxed cloth and canvas. The bearer must be paid 6 fr., and the price may also be sent by him. Paris, 28 Nov. 1539. Subscribed: "De par la toute vostre" (not signed).
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
28 Nov.
R. O.
According to your letter to my husband, who is not in Paris, I have bought you a loup servier, the finest I could find. I am sorry it is so dear, for it costs 12 cr. of the sun, and, with the three cr. for the crapes last sent to you, it makes 15 cr. Paris, 28 Nov. 1539. Subscribed: "De par la toute vostre" (not signed).
Hol., Fr, p. 1. Add.
[28 Nov.] (fn. 3)
Vatican MS.
As to England, it is more than necessary to make the greatest demonstration and importunity. And likewise great dexterity must be used to ascertain whether one or both the princes have any plot or secret dealing with the English, and, if the intimation be well founded, to reveal the fact good humoredly (scoprirlo a bona ciera) professing to have heard it by way of England or Scotland. The like to be done as regards Germany if occasion offers; because thus one could obviate many inconveniences and inspire the emulous and malignant with fear, and make them speculate as to the future (strologare) * * * When the Cardinal (S.S. Bma qu. S.S. is with the two princes together, he might propose that they should refuse the King of England safeconduct to bring his wife through their countries from Cleves or Juliers if it is true that she is a Lutheran. Also he should get their Majesties to notify throughout Germany the perfect friendship that is between them and that, at the admonition of His Holiness, they have determined to proceed to the celebration of the General Council and to recover what the Turk has usurped from the Christians. Success in this embassy would be a cruel blow (bastonata) to the English and a good point gained for the Church.
Italian, pp. 2. From a modern copy in R.O. headed: "Instruttione ad N. Card. Legato in Francia 1540."
*** There is also in R.O. a modern copy of the first paragraph of the above headed:—Memorial and remembrance to be used when Card. Farnese went into France legate to the Emperor Charles V. in the year 1539.
Italian, p. 1.
29 Nov.
Cleop. E. IV.
B. M.
Burnet, VI.
C.'s Letters,
Has received his letters of the 27th Nov. with a bill of the device for the new establishment of Canterbury Cathedral. Thinks it will be a substantial foundation, but the 40l. a year each given to the prebendaries might be better bestowed; for the Abp's experience is that a prebendary is neither a learner nor teacher, but a good viander, and by the same name they expect to bear all the rule. The dignity should be abolished and 20 divines appointed at 10l. each as at Oxford and Cambridge, with 40 students in the tongues and sciences and French at 10 marks each, for if so many were not resident, why so many readers ? Further criticisms. As for the dean and others to be elected, will make a bill of all he can hear of in Cambridge, Oxford or elsewhere, for the King to choose from. Thinks none more meet to be dean than Dr. Crome, who when president of a college at Cambridge (fn. 4) had a better ordered house than all the other houses. Returns the bill. Croydon, 29 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd. by Wriothesley.
Cleop. E. IV.
B. M.
Burnet, VI.
C.'sLett., 398.
2. The proposed scale of allowances for the establishment of Christchurch, Canterbury, to consist of a provost with 100l. a year, 12 prebendaries at 40l. each, and 6 preachers at 20l. each, etc.
Pp. 2.
29 Nov.
R. O.
Names and pensions of the late abbot and monks of Peterborough, which surrendered 29 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII., viz.:—
I. Appointed to remain:—John Chamber, warden, besides 100 load of wood yearly out of Eastwood and Westwood, 266l. 13s. 4d., John Walpole alias Thorney, late prior, 14l., Wm. Castor alias Smyth, 8l., Wm. Brystowe alias Dere, 7l., Robt. Burne alias Ryder, 6l., Chr. Lyncoln alias Hargell, 6l., Wm. Harford alias Inde, B.D., 12l., Robt. Nettlonde alias Person, B.D., 12l., John Pomfrett alias Colman, cellerar, 8l., John Browne alias Peterborough, Robt. Coventre alias Marres, Humph. Natturas (Humph. Natures, subsexton, in § 2), Hen. Sutton alias Chapman, John Overton alias Bretton, Wm. Exetor alias Fyld, Wm. Wysbyche alias Bowler, Thos. Ketterynge alias Howlett, 6l. each; all of whom are "appointed to remain in the said late monastery." Signed: Phylyp Parys: Jo. Tregonwell: Jo. Hughes.
II. "Removed and departed":—John Alwyn alias Vestell and Edw. Berney alias Wylkynson, "warde of Oxney," 10l. each; Wm. Thornton alias Wyndle, subprior, 7l.; Robt. Kyrton a. Marchaunt, Roger Byrde, and John Lesyngham a. Sawell, 6l. 13s. 4d. each; Robt. London a. Westbroke, John Holbeche a. Carnes, Wm. Ramesey a. Thorpe, John Morton a. Ubanke, Ambrose Castor [a.] Mares, Chr. Croylande a. Carleton, Ric. Nottyngham a. Riche, Jeffrey Lyn a. Parys, John Croyland a. Dyglyng, Ric. Depyng a. Maundesley, John Ryall a. Phelype, Ric. Elyngton a. Halle, Griffith Gloster a. Jones, and Wm. Clyffe a. Smyth, 6l. each; Ric. Grantham, 8l. Signed by Parys, Tregonwell and Hughes.
Pp. 2.
R. O. 2. Another list of the names and pensions in § I. of the preceding, without the date of surrender or the note that they are "appointed to remain." Signed by Parys, Tregonwell and Hughes.
P. 1.
R. O. 3. Engrossed roll of these names in two columns, headed respectively:— (1.) "These to remain," &c., and (2.) "These be departed out," &c. The amounts of the pensions assigned are the same, but there are some differences in the spelling of the names, and Roger Byrde is here among those to remain while Wm. Bristowe is among the departed. Ambrose Castor, John Ryall, John Alwyn (here Alen) and Wm. Bristowe are each marked "He is dead." Total pensions paid under each head given.
Paper roll of two leaves, written on one side.
4. An inventory of the treasure of the church of Peterborough, taken 30 Nov. 1539, is printed in Gunton's History of Peterborough, p. 58. The scurce is not given. It ends:—All which goods were assigned to the said abbot, being guardian for the same time, by the commissioners, Philip Pryce (sic, for Parys), John Tregonnell (Tregonwell), and others."
29 Nov.
Close Roll,
p. 4, No. 19.
Rym. xiv.,
Surrender (by William the abbot, &c.) of the monastery and all its possessions in cos. York, city of York, Linc., Camb., Nthld., and Westmld., and elsewhere in England, Wales, and the marches thereof. 29 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 St. Mary's Abbey, York, 29 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.
Wm. Dente, abbot, 400 mks.; Guy Kelsaye, prior, and John Elmer, S.T.D., 20 mks. each; Ric. Wod, 7l.; Wm. Musham, John Mathew, Ric. Berwyke, Thos. Syngleton, Thos. Jakeson, John Byrkehed, Robt. Lowthroppe, Adam Sheperd, and Robt. Redshawe, 6l. 13s. 4d. each; Thomas Clynte, sub-prior, and Thos. Ketland, 10l. each; Nich. Berwyke, Wm. Walton, Wm. Crawe, John Alanby, John Tompson, Thos Marse, Wm. Hapton, Ric. Adamson, Ric. Watson, Brian Warde, Wm. Tompson, John Sympson, Thos. Esshe, Edm. Metcallffe, John Pott, Roger Tomlynson alias Nellson, Auth. Hyk, Thos. Berker, and Robt. Bekwith, 6l. each; John Coke, John Battson, and Robt. Underwood, 5l. 6s. 8d. each; Nich. Couper, Jas. Tatam alias Fulcroffte, Thos. Pearson, John Wyn, Ric. Donatson, Jas. Bukelay, Thos. Baynes, Geo. Armorer, Thos. Brisewodd, John Nicollson, Edm. Hallowes, Robt. Deane, and Ralph Collyer, novice, 5l. each; the last altered from 53s. 4d. Signed by Hendle, Legh, Belassys, and Watkyns, commissioners.
P. 1.
29 Nov.
R. O.
My lady of Cleves is to be at Antwerp on the 2 Dec., and does not mean to stay there more than one day; so that she may be expected in Calais six days later. Antwerp, 29 Nov.
ii. On the back is written: "The lady Anne coming hither; tomorrow, the 2d day of December, at Bever; from Bever to Ecloo ; (fn. 5) from Ecloo to Bruges; from Bruges to Dambrugh; from Dambrugh to Newport; from Newport to Dunkyrke; from Dunkyrke to Gravelyn; and so to Calais."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
29 Nov.
R. O.
Apologises for interrupting with his rude letters one who is so occupied with weighty affairs, but thinks it his duty to write, as a servant of Cromwell's is here. Expresses gratitude for Cromwell's kindness. Sends a little book which treats of Common Wealths. Paris, 29 Nov.
Hol., pp. 2. Add: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.
29 Nov.
Add. MS.
28,591, f. 262.
B. M.
Wrote on the 12th. Has received the Emperor's of 24 Oct., with copy of the general instruction brought by Luys de Zuñiga. Reception of the news of the Emperor's intended journey by the Pope, who said that, besides the peace, there were other important things, such as the matter of the King of England, which is daily extending its poison in all directions, as may be seen by the marriage he has contracted (fn. 6) and the new leagues with Lutherans.
* * *
Spanish. Modern copy from Simancas, pp. 10. Headed: "Relacion de lo que escrive el marques de Aguilar a xxix de Noviembre de 1539." With notes in margin. Endd.: Answered from Paris, 6 Jan. 1540.
See Spanish Calendar, VI. I., No. 93.
30 Nov.
R. O.
Kaulek, 144.
(Almost the
whole text.)
[London], 30 Nov.:—The new English ambassador, (fn. 7) who is to congratulate Francis and then go to reside with the Emperor, left three or four days ago. The courier sent to Cleves to learn the resolution of the departure of this new Queen has returned with letters that she will be on the 8th proximo at Calais, whither the duke of Suffolk, the Admiral, and others are gone to receive her. Norfolk and Cromwell will follow them in a few days to await her at Canterbury. The King will not go thither, but will receive her at Greenwich, three miles from London, where the marriage will be consummated and Christmas kept. On New Year's Day they will pass through London, with every solemnity, to the King's house at Westminster, where on Candlemas-Day she will be crowned. The King comes from Hampton Court to Westminster and will go to Greenwich, when he hears his Queen has crossed the sea.
Two abbots have been lately executed for high treason, one before the gate of his own abbey; they were abbots of Glastonbury, 50 miles from here and of Reading 120 (fn. 8) miles. Could learn no particulars of what they were charged with, except that it was "les reliques" of the late lord Marquis. They were hanged and their bodies left in chains.
French. Two modern transcripts, each pp. 2.
30 Nov.
R. O.
Is grieved to hear of the illtreatment of a courier of the King at the Rade St. Jehan. Writes to Du Bies to execute justice on the delinquents, and hopes that by his order reparation will be made. Considering the honour shown to Marillac here and the good treatment of his men by Lord Lisle, it would be strange if those who attack couriers and messengers, who ought to be safe throughout the world, should be left unpunished. Thanks him for his kindness to gentlemen of his company passing through Calais. London, 30 Nov. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
30 Nov.
R. O.
Delivered his letter to my lord Privy Seal and also the rental [i.e., of the Friars]. which he says he will have shortly despatched. I trust you will have it clear, without reserving the tenths. I have put the annuity in the one bill. My lord Privy Seal says you shall have the fee simple, for I told him that all the lands "was housing," and of little worth without it. He thanks you for the cast of falcons sent to Mr. Avery. He said the King was not willing you should come over. To-morrow his counsel search for the evidence of Paynswick. Mr. Wyndsor has left for me 21l., and I have received 10l. 16s. 8d. of Mr. Acton. He has promised to send answer out of Hampshire touching the 100 qrs. of wheat. Mr. John Graynefilde is to be serjeant-at-arms to the Queen, and, for your sake, he willed me the preferment, (fn. 9) but was anticipated by the lord Chancellor. It is worth 100 marks per ann. London, 30 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Sealed. Add.
30 Nov.
R. O.
[Year uncer-
I have received your letter, dated St. Andrew's Day. I have enquired after the four wicked monks, and find they have not come this way (?) (passe par ces trelles), except that the searchers tell me that, this morning, two black monks came here but returned to English ground. Gravelinghes, St. Andrew's Day. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
30 Nov.
R. O.
I send you two pieces of wine, the one white and the other claret, of the best growth of this country. Although the season has been indifferent, I think from what I hear from France, that you will find it passable and drink it with Madame, my good mother, in remembrance of your son. Having joined my brother, the Elector here, my men have sent to my house without my knowledge, the rapier I promised you; but I will send it to you as soon as I arrive. Heidelberg, 30 Nov. 1539. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
Calig. E. IV.
B. M.
* * *
... doughter ... trouthe butt whither the same ... none other butt as I here, and not kno ... saye that Mons. de Rouex, the gr[eat master of] Flanders, ys yn Gawnte, wher they ... butt they wyll not suffre hym to departe. [Such news] as shalbe currant here I shall not [fail to advertise] your Lordship from tyme to tyme, besech[ing the same] to be good lorde unto me to git my byll (fn. 10) sy[gned shortly] if I may have yt as I thinke that the Ky[nges Grace will] gyve yt me, yt wold do me good. As [this bearer can inform] your Lordship of everything in that mat[er if it] may please you to give him credence. [And as for] my coming over the King's pleasir and [yours shall be for me] to fulfill; as our Lord knoweth, whoo p[reserve your Lordship] in honor and long lif. From Calleys the .. [day of November." Signed: A[rthur] Lyss[ley].
P. 1. Much mutilated. Add.: Privy Seal.
R. O. 613. TREASON.
A discourse against treason, in which the writer wonders that the abbot of Reading could find it in his [heart in these] latter days to play the traitor after the warning given to him in the case of his old friend Montacute and the end of Henry that was marquis of Exeter, especially as "very love" ought to have bound him to the King, from whom he had received so great [favours]. The abbot was always a great student and setter forth of the rules of St. Benet, St. Francis, &c. "Weeneth the abbot of Reading and the abbot of Glassenbury or the prior of Colchester with their pestilent and cankered counsel to overthrow a prince most puissant," &c. A mutilated passage which follows refers to their followers as a sort of "beggars' brats," viz. "[John] Oynyon, a priest eaten with ... old Duncye priest of ... Reading, Bachelar [Gyles, William Moore the] Blynde Har[per, the warden of the] Grey Friars in Reading, Manchester a priest of [the] Savoy, Dr. Holyman one of the abbot of Reading's promotion, who hath scaped a scowrying [of] late, but more of the King's goodness than of his deserving, with divers other much like unto themselves, for like woll to like, quod the Devil when he devised with the collier; even such a ragman's roll of old rotten monks, rusty friars, and pockyd priests as seldom hath been heard of." Then, after some further remarks in the same vein:—" I think verily our mother Holy Church of Rome hath not so great a jewel of her own darling Raynold Poole as she should have had of these abbots if they could have conveyed all things cleanly. Could not our English abbots be contented with English forked caps, but must look after Romish cardinal hats also ? Could they not be contented with the plain fashion of Engl[and] but must counterfeit the crafty cardinality of Raynold Poole ?" Could a man wish Poole greater wretchedness, who the longer he lives, the greater his shame ? Hopes that, as God has already purged a great part of the Pope-holy cloisters that were in the realm, He will send a general purgation of all that be yet standing.
After much further virulence the writer says, speaking of the abuse of the mass by the abbot of Reading who was not ashamed to say "that he would pray for the Pope's Holiness as long as he lived and would once a week say mass for him":—"I wys, neither the abbot of Reading, the abbot of Glassenbery nor the prior of Colchester, Dr. Holyman nor Roger London, John Rugg nor Bachelar Gyles, Blind Moore nor Master Manchester, the warden of the Friars, no, nor yet John Oynyon, the abbot's chief councillor, were able to prove with all their sophistical arguments that the mass was ordained for any such intent or purpose as the abbot of Reading used it." Presumes that the bp. of Rome will canonise the traitors after they are hung, as Thos. Becket was canonised for like matter. The abbot of Reading, whose name was Cooke, thought to have dressed the Pope's dinner, but the King gave him a breakfast for his labour. Much additional playing upon the name of Cooke and vilification of the abbot, whom the King raised from the meanest monk in Reading to be a governor of 3,000 mks. a year and "suffered him to pass the time in his Grace's company at shooting," and used to call him "his own abbot." The like of the abbot of Glastonbury, John Whytyng, whom the King had "made of a vile, beggarly, monkish merchant, governor and ruler of 7,000 marks by the year"; and yet he "stuck hardly to the bishop of Rome and the abbot of Reading in the quarrel of the Romish church." Threatens to make traitors winch and kick with his criticisms. "This would have made Dr. Stokesley that was bp. of London, the bp. of St. Asse that is dead, (fn. 11) the old bp. of Canterbury that was, (fn. 12) and the old vicar of Croydon (fn. 13) to have winched and kicked vengeably if they had lived till this time"; for the abbot of Reading at his death confessed that he might thank those four traitors for his fall. Yet the King forgave the old bp. of London a premunire into which he had fallen. Hugh Cooke did not use the same evasion as Friar Forest, but said that when sworn to the King's supremacy, he added, in his conscience, "of the temporal Church, but not of the spiritual." But who would have thought that William Moore, the blind harper, would have concealed treason ? The King called him "from the wallet and the staff to the state of a gentleman," and yet he became traitor's messenger between abbot and abbot. When these traitors were arraigned, though they had confessed before and written with their own hands that they had committed treason, yet they endeavoured to justify themselves; and John Oynyon denied his crime, casting his arms abroad and saying "Alas, is this justice to destroy a man, guiltless ?" professing to be as innocent as a new-born babe. This protest he continued to the gallows, when his heart began to relent, and he and his companions, with their ropes about their necks, confessed that they had committed high treason, especially Oynyon, who said he had offended the King in such sort of treason that it was not expedient to tell thereof, and begged the people to pray for him and to desire the King to forgive his soul, else he was sure, he said, to be damned. Yet, not an hour before, a man that had heard him speak would have thought him guiltless.
Pp. 33. Mutilated.
Asks for a commission to sell things which he left in divers places after receiving them to the King's use. In the beginning of his visitation had no commission nor letters of instruction to sell anything, without which Mr. Chancellor says his account cannot be perfect. With a commission, would make a perfect end in a month or six weeks, so that his accounts would appear 200 mks. more to the King they do yet. Asks Cromwell to be good lord to him for some assurance of his living in Langley or some other place. Sends a dish of apples and a box of "trouchers" (troches ?). Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Lord Privy Seal. Endd.: Ao. xxxj.
When the King was last at Langley, I put a bill to his Grace which he desired me to deliver to you, requesting the farm of the Lordes Meade in Chilton Folyat, Wilts., and the coneys within the lordship, which were granted to my late husband Edmund Darrell by the Queen's Grace last deceased. At Woodstock, Sir John a Briggis and my servant, the bearer, came to your Lordship to know further of the King's pleasure, and you said I should have a lease thereof if I would send to you this term. This makes me so bold to remind you.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Privy Seal. Endd.
R. O. 616. PAGET'S ACCOUNT. (fn. 14)
"[Money received] by the hands of Sir John Williams [, master] of the King's Jewel house, the [sum of] 2,600l.; whereof ... defrayed these parcels following":—
To Sir Will. Brereton, for himself, 2 grand captains, 3 petty captains, 250 archers, three priests, and two minstrels for their conduct to the seaside, 16l. 17s. 6d. To Edw. Griffith with a similar company. To John Travers with a petty captain, one priest, a drum, a fife, and 100 hackbutiers, for conduct, 32l. 2s. 10d. For coats, 4s. each. For 28 days' wages in advance, at 4s. a day to captains, 2s. to petty captains, and for wages while lying at Chester and Holyhead for lack of wind, viz., Brereton's band 6 days, Griffith's 8 days, Travers's 13 days; and before that, Thomas Wyndham and Edward Dudley with their 15 soldiers at Chester 17 days, and John Hubberdyn and Will. Blechenden with their 6 soldiers at Holyhead 6 days. For freight of 13 vessels, total tonnage 400 tons, to convey the army and victuals, ordnance and treasure, with their horses, and for a month and 7 days' wages for 13 masters and 114 mariners, 117l. 7s. 9d. To Will. Brabazon, under treasurer of Ireland, 1,533l. 13s. 4d. Carriage for the treasure, 9l. 17s. 4d. Carriage of the ordnance to the ships, 18s. 8d. "For posting money to such as I sent hither with letters and for mine own posting from Chester to Holyhead for the ordering of Mr. Griffith's transportation, and so back to Chester, 6l. For diets of myself and 11 servants for 65 days, 73l. 13s. 4d. For transportation out of Ireland of myself and horses, 7l.
Large paper, pp. 3. Slightly mutilated. Endd.: Pagettes Accompte.
R. O.
St. P. III.,
Has been commanded by Cromwell to declare his opinion of the causes of dissension between lord Leonard Gray, the King's deputy, and the lord Chancellor of Ireland. Thinks the Chancellor covets the destruction of his (the writer's) master lord Leonard. In spite of the Deputy's great services, the Chancellor has induced divers of the Council to certify the King that Grey is unfit for the room of deputy; and this "the said lord Deputy showed to the said James Bathe." The Chancellor's insolent words to the Deputy, at Kilmainham, after his return from England in July. After the successful journey in Munster the Chancellor said it would be little esteemed by the King and Cromwell unless he had written in its favour. The Chancellor's advice to the recorder of Dublin and Thos. Stephens at Chester to make no good report of the Deputy. Last Christmas when O'Conor, McGyllepatryke, Sir John Whyt, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Justice Howthe, Mr. Stephens, and others, were with the Deputy at Maynooth, and the serjeant-at-arms attending the Deputy, the Chancellor, who was with the bp. of Dublin bound to Kilkenny, wrote to the serjeant-at-arms to attend him when it was much meeter that he should attend the Deputy considering the strangers that were there; and the Deputy of his gentle nature gave him leave to go. In Lent last the Deputy lay sick of gout at St. Pulcres for a month, and the Chancellor, lying in the dean of Dublin's house at St. Patrick's close by, came not once to visit him; nor did he visit him upon his return to St. Mary Abbey after the journey upon the Tolys this last summer. The Council decided in June last that the Deputy should go parley with James of Desmond. As he and Mr. Treasurer were returning from that parliament, the Chancellor and bp. of Dublin wrote to him at Tipperary of the "parliament then lately had with O'Nell at Carryke Braddaghe," and desired him to come to the defence of Uryell. On receipt of this on a Friday he wrote to the Chancellor to meet him at Drogheda on the Sunday, to consult with the rest of the Council against the hurts which might ensue "by reason of the said parliament." Was there on the Sunday with the Treasurer and Chief Justice, and wrote again to the Chancellor, who replied that if the rest of the Council were summoned he would come, but had no money for idle expenses. He came not till Friday night following. Divers times the Chancellor has feigned sickness and other excuses when summoned to advise the Deputy. The Deputy being thus driven to write the news he has of Irishmen, the Chancellor has wilfully misconstrued passages in his writings, as the Deputy has shown the said James, "calling to God hastily to be discharged of such a councillor or otherwise of amendment in him." The Chancellor grants the advowsons of benefices under 20 mks. in Ireland belonging to the Crown, and the Deputy the advowsons of such as come to the King by forfeiture; but the Chancellor will not admit the Deputy's presentations, and presents clerks of his own who are admitted by the bishops and the Deputy's command ignored. At the last bickering with O'Nell and O'Donell at Carik Glas beside Lugaghe Water, the Deputy gave the Chancellor and Council their choice what part of the battle they would take. They chose the rearward and he himself took the vangard and defeated and pursued the enemy. The lord Chancellor then tried to prevent the rear and middle wards from following to assist the Deputy; so that, had the enemy rallied, the Deputy's company should have been in great jeopardy. Bernewall, the King's serjeant, complained to the Chancellor upon Nic. Benet, then mayor elect of Dublin for this year from Michaelmas onward. Benet came to Maynooth and obtainod the Deputy's letters in his favour; yet the Chancellor put him in Dublin Castle in irons. The Deputy has often said that the Chancellor goes about to sow dissension betwixt him and Mr. Treasurer.
As for a remedy to this dissension he thinks the Chancellor should be removed and a suitable man sent from England. If not, Cromwell's letters to him to put away his malice and to the Deputy to forgive past injuries would no doubt be sufficient.
Add. at head: Lord Cromwell, Lord Privy Seal.
R. O.
St. P. III.,
Causes of dissension in the Council of Ireland.
The Deputy is a right hardy valiant gentleman. On his first coming to Ireland, Thos. Howth and other adherents of Kildare joined him and raised such dissension between him and Sir Wm. Skeffington as caused the latter's death. Then Howth brought into favour "this Mr. Bath," Gerald McGerrot, Golding of the Grange, and John Field, who were about the earl of Kildare, and now have more influence with the Deputy than any of the Council. These persuaded him to write against Ormond and his son, and to make an amity with the pretended earl of Desmond, by whose procurement "O'Nele and O'Donayll enterprised this last rebellion and invasion; and this hath followed of all the great journey of Mownster, which was done without the assent of the King's Council." The Deputy at times assisted O'Nele, although young Gerald, the traitor, and James Delahide were with him. These Geraldine counsellors raised the Deputy's hatred against Mr. Treasurer, and indeed at various times between him and every member of the Council. When O'Nele, Odonyll, and these traitors invaded the Pale neither Justice Howth nor Bath were at the setting on the rebels. Other accusations against the Geraldines. Contention between the Deputy and lord Chancellor. The Deputy should be rewarded, for he thinks the let thereof due to some of the Council.
In Walter Cowley's hand. Headed: To my lord and master lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal.
619. GRANTS in NOVEMBER 1539.
1. Ric. Wyllyams alias Crumwell and Frances, his wife. Licence to alienate the house and site of the late priory or cell of Flytcham, Norf., parcel of the lands of the late priory of Walsyngham Parva, Norf., the church, steeple, and churchyard thereof and all messuages, lands, &c., both within and without and near the said site, &c., the manor of Flytcham, Norf., and the rectory of Flytcham, with the glebe lands and advowson thereof and the vicarage of the parish church of Flytcham; and all other manors, lands, &c., which belonged to the late priory of Parva Walsingham; to Sir Wm. Hollys and Elizabeth his wife, in survivorship; with remainder to Francis Hollys, son of the said William and the heirs of his body; with remainder in default of such issue to the right heirs of the said Sir Wm. Hollys. Westm., 1 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 15.
2. Jas. Momford, the King's surgeon. Licence to export 200 tuns of beer. Westm., 31 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Nov.—P.S.
3. Sir Ant. Browne. Grant in fee, for 849l. 15s. 10d., of the manors of Barnehorne and Mexfeld, Sussex, belonging to the late monastery of St. Martin, Battle, Suss.; the advowsons of the rectory and parish church of Watlyngton, Suss., and the chantry called Godfreys Chaunterye in the parish formerly called "Saynte Thomas parische" in Wynchelseye, Suss., the parcel of land called Highfeldes and a windmill in Barnhorne, Suss., and tithes of land in Barnhorne; 14 acres of marsh in Pevensey and all lands called Beronslande and Monkenlande in Pevensey, Bereherste in Tyseherst, Snape in Wadeherst, Batell medowe in Bodyam and Ewherste, Stretyngs in Ecchyngham, Snaylham in Gestlyng, Chauntersdowne in Catisfeld, Suss.; and all other possessions of Battle in Bexelley, Hoo, Pevensey, Tyseherst, Wadeherst, Bodyam, Ewherst, Ecchingham, Gestlyng and Catisfeld, in as full manner as John Hamond, the late abbot, held them. Rent, 4l. 15s.
The grantee to be discharged against Ric. Sakevile, of a yearly rent of 14l. 6s. 8d. issuing from lands and tenements belonging to the said late monastery in co. Sussex; and against all other persons, of all corrodies, rents, &c., except the rent above reserved, and yearly rents of 6s. to the bishop of Chichester, 6d. to John Yeldyng, 18d. to the dean and chapter of Dalyngton, 21d. issuing from the manor of Mexfeld, 10s. to the vicar of Pevensey for a portion of tithes in Pevensey, and 3s. 4d. to the rector of Catesfeld for lands in Catesfeld. Del. Westm., 3 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 43.
4. Wm. Cavendisshe and Margaret, his wife. Pardon for having acquired to themselves and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder in default of issue to the right heirs of the said William for ever, of Thomas lord Audley of Walden, the lord Chancellor, the manor called Bircheholt, Herts, and the messuage, lands, &c., called Bircheholt in Hertyngfordbury, Herts, without royal licence. Westm., 3 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 7, m. 30.
5. Sir John Gresham. Grant in fee, for 789l., (1) of the messuage called Meteways, late in the tenure of Francis Wygges and Elizabeth his wife, and now in that of Geo. Taylor in Lingfeld, Surrey; a messuage called Kyrwell and all lands called Kyrwell and Bryglande now in the tenure of John Underhill in Lingfelde; which premises belonged to the late monastery of St. Peter of Hide, Hants; (2) Also the manors of Saunderstede and Felcourte and the borough of Langhurste, Surrey, and the advowson of the rectory, vicarage, and parish church of Saunderstede; and all possessions of Hide in Langehurst, Saunderstede, Lyngfelde and Felcourte, Surr., in as full manner as the last abbot held them. (3) Also the manor or farm of Lovestede, Surr. and Kent, belonging to the late priory of Marton, Surr.; and all lands called "Marton landes" now in the tenure of Wm. Todde in Tanridge, Surrey, belonging to the said late priory; the yearly rent of 13s. 4d. and service due from William Herdyng and his heirs, for lands in Chelsham, Surr., and the yearly rent of 10s. 1d. and service due from Sir John Gaynesford and his heirs, for his manor in Croweherst, Surr. To hold by rents of (1) 5s. (2) 69s. ½d. and (3) 13s. 6½d. Del. Westm., 4 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.P. Pat. p. 5, m. 22.
6. Ant. Nevyll, esquire of the Royal Body, and Mary his wife. Grant, in tail male, of the house and site of the late monastery or priory of Mattersey alias Marsey, Notts.; the church, steeple, and churchyard of the same, &c.; and divers fields, &c., (specified), in Mattersey and Claworth, together with a warren of coneys, a water-mill, a windmill, and fishery in the water of Leidell in Mattersey, and the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Mattersey. All which premises were in the proper occupation of the priory, and are worth 10l. 2d. a year. To hold by a rent of 38s.
Also grant, in fee simple, for 319l. 6s. 8d. of the manor of Mattersey alias Marsey, Notts., and all manors, lands, &c., in Mattersey or Marsey, Thorpe, Wyeston, and Styrton, Notts., which belonged to the said late priory; in as full manner as Th. Norman, the late prior, or the general master of the order of St. Gilbert of Sampryngham or Sempyngham, held the same. Annual value, 17l. 14s. 10d., rent, 35s. 6d. Del. Westm., 4 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 11.
7. Ric. Crumwell. Licence to alienate the site of the late priory or cell of Flitcham, Norf., the manor, the rectory, and the advowson of the rectory and vicarage of Flitcham, and all other possessions of the said late priory or cell which belonged to late priory of Parva Walsyngham, Norf., to Sir Wm. Holles and Elizabeth his wife, in survivorship, with remainder to Francis Hollys and the heirs of his body; with remainder in default of such issue to the right heirs of the said William for ever. Westm., 4 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 20.
Vacated because elsewhere (see [...] 1).
8. John Alyff and Th. Standische. Grant of the next presentation to the parish church of Standishe, Cov. and Lich. dioc., in the King's hands by the minority of the patron, Ralph Standishe. Del. Westm., 4 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 20.
9. Ric. Brigges. Custody of the manor and town of Ludgarsale, and the park of the said manor, Wilts.; for 40 years, in as full manner as Henry Brigges, his father, deceased, late gentleman usher of the King's chamber, or Sir John Langford, late farmer of the said manor, town, and park, held the same; rent 15l. On surrender of patent 12 Nov. 2 Hen. VIII., granting a similar custody for 30 years to the said Henry, who, before his decease, made a will constituting the said Richard his executor. Del. Westm., 5 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat.p. 3, m. 12, also on p. 4, m. 45.
10. Rob. Brok or Brock, elk. Grant of the canonry and prebend in St. Stephen's, Westminster, void by the promotion of Master John Skyp to the bishopric of Hereford. Del. Westm., 5 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Commissions of the peace.
11. Lincoln, Kesteven:—Thomas lord Audley of Walden, C., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Treasurer, Charles duke of Suffolk, lord President of the Council, Thomas lord Crumwell, Privy Seal, William earl of Southampton, Great Admiral of England, Thomas earl of Rutland, Edward lord Clynton, Sir Walt, Luke, Sir Humph. Brown, King's serjeant-at-law, Sir Wm. Husey, Sir John Thymolby, Sir Rob. Husey, Edm. Busshey, Rob. Broun, Fran. Broun, Th. Hall, John Hasylwood, jun., Godfrey Colvyle, Ant. Eyrby, Ant. Myssenden, Blaise Holland, Th. Brudenell, Ric. Ogle. 6 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 3d.
12. Northamptonshire:—Thomas lord Audley of Walden, C., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Treasurer, Charles duke of Suffolk, lord President of the Council, Thomas lord Crumwell, Privy Seal, William earl of Southampton, Great Admiral of England, J. bishop of Lincoln, John lord Zouch, John lord Mordaunt, Sir John lord Russell, Sir Ric. Grey, Sir Edw. Montagu, Sir Walt. Luke, Sir Humph. Brown, King's serjeant-at-law, Sir Wm. Gascoyn, Sir Wm. Newenham, Sir Th. Gryffyn, Sir Rob. Kyrkeham, Edm. Knyghtley, John Wellesborn, Ric. Humfrey, Ric. Catesby, Ric. Cecyll, Th. Andrewes, Th. Brokesby, Wm. Saunders, Edw. Gryffyn, Th. Brudenell, John Hasylwood, jun., Edw. Warner, John Lane, Th. Lovett, Th. Cave, Edw. Saunders, John Barnard, Rob. Chauntrell, Fran. Morgan. Westm., 6 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 3d.
13. Warwickshire:— Thomas lord Audley of Walden, Chancellor, Thomas duke of Norfolk, Treasurer, Charles duke of Suffolk, lord President of the Council, Thomas lord Cromwell, Privy Seal, Henry, marquis of Dorset, William earl of Southampton, Great Admiral of England, Walter lord Ferrers, Sir Walter Luke, Sir Humph. Brown, King's serjeant-at-law, Sir John Willoughby, Sir Wm. Feldyng, Rog. Wygston, John Smyth, Ric. Catesby, Rog. Dygby, Wm. Legh, John Grevyle, Th. Ardern, Edw. Conwey, Wm. Wyllyngton, Humph. Dymmoke, Th. Teye, Th. Shukborough, Ric. Archer, Ric. Newporte Th. Holt, Edw. Pye, And, Flammoke, John Waldyff, Baldwin Porter, Wm. Symondes, Westm., 6 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 3d.
14. Denizations:—
Alpinus Loren, a native of _ (in Galm' (?) oriund'). 6 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 34.
Gerard Brans, of London, pouch-maker, born subject of the Emperor. 7 Nov.—Ib.
Joseph Vanderscluse, of London, hosier. 7 Nov.—Ib.
15. Th. Sydney, sen., of Parva Walsyngham, Norf., and Agnes his wife. Grant in fee, for 90l., of the house and site of the late priory of Walsyngham, Norf.; and 2 closes of land (named) in Follesham and Woodnorton, Norf., late in the tenure of Wm. Salman, which belonged to the said monastery, in as full manner as the last prior held them; rent, 10s. Del. Westm., 7 Nov., 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 39.
16. Bishopric of Hereford.
Assent to the election of John Skypp, S.T.P., as bishop of Hereford, vice Edm. Boner, translated to London. Westm., 5 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Nov. P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 28. Rymer, xiv. 646.
17. Bishopric of London.
Assent to the election of Edm. Boner, late bishop of Hereford, as bishop of London vice John Stokesley (Stokesbye in P.S.), deceased. Westm., 5 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p.3, m. 29. Rym. xiv. 646.
18. Woollen weavers (telarii) of London. Inspeximus and confirmation of patent 29 May 21 Hen. VI. inspecting and confirming, by the advice and assent of the lords and commons in Parliament, patent 15 Oct. 39 Edw. III. inspecting and exemplifying a certificate transmitted to the treasurer and chamberlains before the King in Chancery, of pleas at the Tower of London before Henry de Staunton and his associates justices in eyre, Hilary, 14 Edw. II. [Placita de Quo Waranto, p. 465] in which the said woollen weavers prove their liberties by citing charter 8 April 31, Edw. I. inspecting and confirming a charter of Hen. II. Westm., 7 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 48.
19. Fras. Hall, of Calais, Licence to alienate the manors of Reppyngale, Bilchefeld and Basyngthorpe, Linc., with tithes of corn in Westby and Basyngthorp, Linc., and the advowson of the vicarage of the parish church of Basyngthorp, and all messuages, lands, &c. in Reppyngale, Bilchefeld, Basyngthorp, Westby and Newton next Folkyngham, Linc., to Ric. Cony and his heirs for eve., Westm., 7 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII. p. 7, m. 29.
20. Th. Philippes. To be chief smith (capitalis fabric') of the town of Calais and marches vice John Dowsyn, dec., with the usual fees of 12d. a day, in as full manner as Wm. Underwood or John Dowsyn held the office. Westm., 7 Nov.—S.B. (No date of delivery). Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 44.
21. Sir Ric. Long. Grant, in reversion of the office of captain, keeper and governor of the island of Gerneseye, and castle of Cornett and of the other islands and places in those parts, viz.; Alreney, Sercke, Arme and Sothowe, with the advowsons and patronage of all priories and churches in the said islands and places; which office was granted, by patent 5 Nov. 25 Hen. VIII., to Sir Ric. Weston and Sir Fras. Weston, the latter of whom was attainted for treason; and was afterwards granted in reversion on the death of the said Richard to Sir Nich. Carewe, K.G. Westm., 3 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. 8 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 18.
22. Bishopric of Hereford.
Significavit of assent to the election of John Skypp, S.T.P., as bishop of Hereford, vice Edm. Boner translated to London. Westm., 8 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 28. Rymer, xiv. 647.
23. Bishopric of London.
Significavit of assent to the election of Edm. Boner, late bishop of Hereford, as bishop of London, vice John Stokeslye, deceased. Westm., 8 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 29. Rymer, xiv. 647.
24. Denizations:—
John de la Mere, born subject of the King of the French. Westm., 8 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 34.
Richard Williamson, native of the duchy of Cleve in the Emperor's dominions. Westm., 8 Nov. Ib.
25. John Skyppe, S.T.P., bishop elect of Hereford. Licence to hold, from the feast of All Saints last past to the feast of All Saints A.D. 1542, the archdeaconry of Dorset in the cathedral church of Salisbury, and the archdeaconry of Suffolk in the cathedral church of Norwich, along with his said bishopric. Del. Westm., 9 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 39. Rymer, xiv. 648.
26. Wm. Bowman, an officer of the King's butlery, and Hen. Kyllavons. Lease of the manor of Thorley in the Isle of Wight, Hants, with all demesne lands, &c., thereto belonging; term 21 years, rent 30l. and 20s. increase. Westm., 4 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. 9 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4., m. 39.
27. Nich. Hethe, elk., S.T.P., the King's great almoner. Grant, in augmentation of the Royal alms, of all goods, debts and chattels of suicides, and deodands in England, Wales, and the marches thereof, and Calais and its marches. Westm., 10 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 39.
Rymer, xiv. 648.
28. Ric. Pollard, one of the general surveyors of Crown lands. Annuity of 20l. issuing from the manors of Bagtor, Nutwell, Clayburghe, Ashmansworthy, Wynnescote, Northallyngton, and Wedhuyshe, Devon, which belonged to John Forde, deceased, during the minority of Geo. Forde, s. and h. of the said John; with the wardship and marriage of the said George. Del. Westm., 11 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 49.
29. Rob. Parker, yeoman of the King's acatry (emptoria). Reversion of the office of water bailiff of the river Thames between the bridge of Stanys and the head of the said river, on the death or resignation of Hen. Barde; in as full manner as the said Henry or Thomas Tille or any other held the same. Westm., 8 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 4.
30. Thomas archbishop of Canterbury, Edward archbishop of York, John bishop of Bath and Wells, and all other bishops and bishops suffragan in England. General licence to consecrate churches, chapels, and cemeteries in England; and to the King's subjects to make, build, and enclose such places and give them in mortmain to the rector, vicar, or churchwarden of a parish church, or to the wardens of a fraternity. Del. 12 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 54.
31. The town of Colchester and Thos. lord Audeley, lord Chancellor. Licence to John Cristemas and Thos. Cokk, bailiffs, and the burgesses of Colchester to appropriate to the use of the town the possessions of the chantry of St. Helen's chapel and a chantry in the church of St. Mary in Colchester of which they own the advowsons, the former (being void) at once, and the latter upon the next vacancy. To hold without molestation from the bp. of London or any other. Provided part of the premises are applied to found a free school in the town and the rest to public uses for the better payment of the fee farm of the town. Also licence to found the said school according to the statutes or ordinances of Thos. lord Audeley of Walden, lord Chancellor.
Also grant to the said lord Audeley of the manor of Parva Thurrogke, Essex, 4 messuages, 200 acres land, 40 ac. meadow, 200 ac. pasture, 40 ac. wood, 200 ac. marsh, and 6l. 17s. 1d. rent in Thurroke Parva and the advowson of the church there. Also the manors of Withfeldes and Fulkys, Essex, 20 messuages, 300 a. land, 40 a. meadow, 300 a. pasture, 100 a. wood, 300 a. marsh., and 7l. 12½d. rent, and a rent of 5 bushels of wheat in Hornedon super Montem and Berking, Essex; which manors, &c., belonged to Thos. Sampken, who died without heirs. Also grant of certain lands, crofts, &c. (specified), in Colchester, Lexden, Copford, and Mylend, Essex, which belonged to the masters, brethren, and sisters of the guild of St. Helen in Colchester, and are in the King's hands by the voluntary dissolution of that guild. The said bailiffs and town and the said lord Audeley to have several patents for the above free of charge. Del. Westm., 12 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
32. Hen. Legh and Katharine his wife. Livery of lands, viz., of the purparty belonging to the said Katharine as one of the four daughters and co-heirs of Sir John Dunham, deceased; and of all the said Katharine's interest in the possessions in England, whereof Benedicta, now wife of Sir Wm. Newenham and late wife of Sir John Dunham, is seized for the term of her life, by way of jointure or dower. Westm., 12 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 17.
33. Wm. Wolf, citizen and haberdasher, alias "marchaunt venterer," of London. Protection, going in the suite of Sir Arthur Plantagynett, viscount Lysle, deputy of Calais. Westm. 13 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 46.
34. Printing of the Bible.
Commission to the lord Crumwell, Keeper of the Privy Seal, to prevent the Bible being printed in English by any persons not thereto deputed by him, for five years from this date; in order to avoid the inconveniences which may arise from different translations, "as when wilfull and "hedy folkes shall conferre uppon the "diversitie of the said translacions." Del. Westm., 14 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 40. (In English.) Rymer, xiv. 649.
35. Sir Wm. Poulett, lord St. John, and Elizabeth his wife, and John Poulet, s. and h. apparent of the said William. Licence to alienate the manor of Humanby, York, and four messuages, and certain acres of land, &c., in Humanby, to Sir Jas. Strangweis. Westm., 14 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 40.
36. Isabella Tymes, of Donstewe, Oxon, widow. Pardon for the murder of a male infant to which she gave birth at Donstewe, having been incited to the act by Rob. Grene, of Donstewe, husbandman. Del. Westm., 14 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 22.
37. Commission of the Peace.
Cambridgeshire.—Thomas lord Audley of Walden, C., Thomas duke of Norfolk, Treasurer, Charles duke of Suffolk lord president of the Council, Thomas lord Crumwell, Privy Seal, John earl of Oxford, Great Chamberlain of England, William earl of Southampton, Great Admiral of England, T. bishop of Ely, Sir Edw. Mountagu, Sir John Baldewyn, Sir Rob. Payton, Sir Mich. Fyssher, Sir Th. Elyott, Sir Giles Alyngton, John Hynde, King's serjeant-at-law, Ric. Crumwell, John More, Edw. North, John Gooderyke, Hen. Gooderyke, Th. Checheley, Wm. Everard, Rob. Tylney, John Frevyle, Sim. Trewe, Th. Rudston, Th. Castell, Th. Dunold, Chr. Burgoyn, Geo. Frevyle. 14 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 3d.
38. Sheriff Roll.
Cumb.: Edward Aglandby, Thomas Dawston, *Sir Thomas Wharton.
Northumb.: Sir Reginald Carnaby, *Sir Cuthbert Ratclif, Sir Thomas Hylton.
Yorkshire: *Sir William Fayrefax, Sir Christopher Danby, Richard Belloses.
Notts and Derby: John Hercy. *Sir William Bassett, Michael Stanhope.
Linc.: Robert Tirwhitt, Sir John Byron, *Sir William Sandon.
Warw. and Leic.: John Greville, *John Dygby, Richard Catesby.
Salop: William Yong, *Richard Lakyn, Thomas Newporte.
Staff.: Sir John Gifford, Sir Edw. Aston, *Edward Lyttleton.
Heref.: *Sir Michael Lyster, Stephen ApHarry, Thomas Monyngton.
Glouc.: James Clyfford, Anthony Kyngeston, *Sir Nicholas Poyntz.
Oxon and Berks: Sir William Barantyne, Sir Humphrey Forster, *Richard Bridges.
Northt.: Sir Robert Kyrkham, John Hasilwode, *Sir Thomas Tresham.
Camb. and Hunts: Sir Charles Wyngfeld, *Philip Parrys, Sir Robert Payton.
Beds and Bucks: Ralph Verney, Thomas Gifford, *Sir Thomas Rotherham,
Norf. and Suff.: John Spryng, Sir Arthur Hopton, *Sir Edmund Knyvett.
Essex and Herts: Sir John Mordaunt, *Sir Philip Boteler, William Browne.
Kent: William Sydley, Percival Hart, *Sir Anthony Seyntleger.
Surr. and Suss.: John Sakvile, *Christopher More. Sir Anthony Browne.
Hants: Richard Andrewes, *Sir Anthony Wyndesore, Reginald Williams.
Wilts: Edward Mountpesson, Charles Bulkeley, *John Erneley.
Soms. and Dors.: John Poulett, Sir Edward Willoughby, *Sir Thomas Speke.
Devon: Sir[...] Fulford, *Sir Hugh Pollard, Richard [...]he.
Cornw.: Thomas S[...]abyn, Sir John Arrundell, son of Sir John Arrundell, sen., *John Reskymer.
Rutl.: Thomas Sherard, Anthony Colley, *Richard Cycill.
Worc.: *Sir Gilbert Talbote, George Wal[...]sh, Sir George Throgmorton.
Cheshire: Edward Fitton, William Damporte, *Sir Alexander Ratcliffe.
Dated: 17 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Signed by the King top and bottom.
*** The names with asterisks are pricked by the King.
39. Kent.—Commission of Sewers: Sir Chr. Hales, m. R., John Hales, one of the barons of the Exchequer, Walt. Hendeley, Th. Moyle, John Guldeford, Reynold Scott, Edw. Thwaytes, Th. Harlakenden, Th. Robartes, Rob. Oxenbrydge, Th. Hardys, Rog. Horne, Wm. Goldewell Wm. Tuck, Wm. Colpeper, Rob. Brent, John Honywood, Pet. Hayman, Jas. Blechenden, and John Barowe; for the district of Rumney marshe, Kent. Westm, 17 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 5 m. 20d.
40. Okeham Gaol: Commission of gaol delivery to Sir Edw. Mountagu, Sir Everard Dygby, John Haryngton, Edw. Sapcotes, Th. Brudenell, Fras. Makworth, Hen. Dygby, and Ric. Ogle; to meet at Bradcrofte. 17 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 11d.
41. Commissions to inquire concerning lands and heirs:—
Lincolnshire: To Sir Rob. Hussey, Rob. Sutton, and Rog. Hilton; on the lands and heir of Th. Heugh.
Hants: To Sir Wm. Berkeley of Aven, Ph. Baskervile, and John Okeden of Elyngham; on the lands and heir of Wm. Wylliams.
Flint: To Wm. Sneyde, John Massy of Podyngton, Th. Raynescroft, and Th. Salysbury; on the lands and heir of Edw. Pendant and Hector Griffith.
Flint: The same; on the lands and heir of Wm. Ap John Ap Richard, and Griffin Lloid Ap John.
Flint: The same; on the lands and heir of Eliz. Pylston alias Eliz. Hope.
Cheshire: To Sir Piers Dutton, Geo. Both, Wm. Sneyde, and John Massy of Podyngton; on the lands and heir of Eliz. Shiley alias Eliz. Beamond.
Cheshire: To Ric. Hassall, Th. Reynescroft, John Massy of Podyngton, and Wm. Sneyde; on the lands and heir of Rob. Gylle. Westm., 17 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 9d.
42. Peter de Mylan, Greek. Licence to export 1,000 "dykers" of leather, 10 hides being counted a "dyker." Hampton Court, 17 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. same day.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 40.
43. Bishopric of Hereford.
Restitution of the temporalities on the election of John Skipp as bishop, vice Edm. Boner, translated to London, confirmed by Thomas, archbishop of Canterbury. Hampton Court, 17 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 29. Rymer, XIV. 651.
44. Bishopric of London.
Restitution of the temporalities on the election of Edm. Boner, late bishop of Hereford, as bishop of London vice John Stokesby (sic), dec., confirmed by Thomas archbishop of Canterbury. Fealty to be taken by Edw. Mowle, elk., Ric. Lechemer and Wm. Honyng. Hampton Court, 17 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 29.
45. Lord Lawarr.-Warrant to Sir Chr. Hales, master of the Rolls, to cancel a recognizance for 3,000l. made 22 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII. by Sir Th. West, lord Lawarr, Thomas duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Robert earl of Sussex, Sir John Dudley, Sir Owen West, Sir Wm. Goring, Geo. Blunt, and John Goldisforde, for the appearance of the said Th. West lord Lawarr before the King's Council for sundry high offences and trespasses. Hampton Court, 18 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
46. Sir Ant. Hungerford. To be bailiff of the manor or lordship of Chylton Folyatt, Wilts., and keeper of the park there, belonging to the late Queen Jane, which Edm. Daryell or Darrell lately held by gift of the said Queen; with 20s. a year as bailiff and 2d. a day as keeper of the park. Hampton Court, 13 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 46.
47. Th. Alsoppe, grocer, of London, and Anne his wife. Grant, in fee, for 285l., of a tenement late in the tenure of Stephen Billesden, and now in that of Rob. Colte, in the parish of St. Stephen, Walbroke, London; a tenement late in the tenure of Leonard Hopkyn and now in that of Wm. Adam in the aforesaid parish; another tenement in the tenure of Edw. Noble in the said parish; 3 tenements lately leased to Wm. Normavyle and late in the several tenures of Rob Byas, tyler, Th. Babam, and Wm. Chycke, in the said parish; another tenement in the tenure of Th. Hamond, parcel of "le Barge" in the said parish; another tenement in the tenure of Th. Ashe, parcel of the said "le Barge" in the aforesaid parish: all which belonged to the late house or college of Acon. Rent 55s. London, Westm., 10 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Nov.—P.S. Pat., p. 4, m. 45.
48. Rob. Bedingfeld, elk. Livery of lands as brother and heir of Sir Thos. Bedingfeld, s. and h. of Sir Edm. Bedingfeld, deceased, viz., of the manors of Brandeston and Oldenewton, a tenement called Brisettez there, and certain lands in Brandeston, Oldenewton, Dagworth, Stowe, Gippeng, Halley, Cotton, and Bakton, Suff.; the manors of Woldenewton and Bayneton, Yorks; and the manor of Bodnek in Assheldon alias Assheden, Essex, which belonged to the said Thomas or Edmund. Del. Westm., 19 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 19
49. Sir Th. Wyatt. Grant, in tail male, of the lordships and manors of Est Pekham, Teston, Estfarlegh, and Westfarlegh, Kent; and all possessions in Est Pekham, Teston, Estfarleghe, Westfarleghe, Wateryngbury, Yaldynge, Lynton, and Hunton, Kent, which came to the Crown by the gift of Thomas late prior of Christchurch, Canterbury (by a conventual charter bearing date 5 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. inrolled in Chancery, see No 281), except those which late were parcel of the manor of Loos, Kent, which belongs to Christchurch, with liberties; rent 12l. by way of tenth. Del. Westm., 20 Nov.—S.B. (Countersigned by Sir Ric. Riche with the note, "Your Highness to give to Sir Thomas Whyatt and to his heirs males by this bill clearly 90l. over and beside the tenth.") Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 12.
50. Charles lord Mountjoye, who has been the King's ward. Livery of lands as s. and h. of William lord Mountjoye, deceased, including the said Charles' interest in the possessions whereof Dorothy late wife of the said William is seised for the term of her own or any other life or lives. Del. Westm., 20 Nov.—S.B. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 22.
51. Rob. Bedyngfeld, elk. Licence to alienate the manor of Brandeston, Suff., to Hen. Bedyngfeld and Katherine his wife, Westm., 20 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 23. Vacated because in 32d year.
52. Oliver Leder. Licence to alienate the pasture late in the tenure of John Smyth in a field called "le Nonnes feld" in Ouesden, Suff., to John Smyth his heirs and assigns for ever. Westm., 20 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 20.
53. Wm. Harper, of London, merchant and tailor. Grant (on surety of Edw. Boland and John Marwood), of the custody of a messuage called the "Milhouse" in the parish of Chidhull, and of a tenement in the parish of Delron called Mistermore, Sfaff., which Rog. Milles gave in mortmain to the church of Chidhull without licence, and which was therefore seized into the King's hands as forfeited by Rob. Couny, late escheator, in 1 Edw. IV.; to hold for the term of 20 years; at the yearly rent of 4s. and 4d. of increase. Westm., 20 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 46.
54. Edm. Jorden, of York, surgeon, a native of Orlyaunce in the dominions of the king of the French. Denization. Westm., 20 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 36.
55. Arnold Peter, a native of the Emperor's dominions. Denization. Westm., 21 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 23.
56. Commission of the Peace.
Dorset: Thomas lord Audeley of Walden, Chancellor, Thomas duke of Norfolk, Treasurer, Charles duke of Suffolk, lord president of the Council, Thomas lord Crumwell, Privy Seal, Henry marquis of Dorset, William earl of Southampton, Great Admiral of England, Henry earl of Bryggewater, John lord Russel, Henry lord Mautravers, John lord Audeley, William lord Stourton, Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir Thos. Willoughby, Sir Giles Strangwayes, Sir Edw. Willoughby, Sir Th. Trenchard, Sir Th. Arundell, Sir Wm. Uvedall, Sir John Horsey, Sir John Rogers, Edw. Rogers, Geo. Lynde, Th. Stradlyng, Rog. Stourton, Ric. Phylyppes, John Wadham, Rob. Coker, John Wyllyams, John Dalcombe, Nich. Willoughby, Hen. Assheley, Hen. Strangwayes, Wm. Thornell. Westm., 22 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 4d.
57. Commissions of gaol delivery.
Herts.: at Hertford Castle. Sir Hen. Parkar, John Bolles, Geo. Hyde, John Conyngesby, John Peryent, sen., Edw. Brokett, Th. Kuyghton, John Gyll, Th. Hemmyng, Wm. Bradbury, and John Sewster.
Linc.: at Lincoln castle. Sir Rob. Tyrwhytt, Sir Rob. Husey, Sir Th. Myssenden, Edw. Madyson, Edw. Dymmoke, Anth. Myssenden, John Hennage, Thos. Dymmoke, Th. Lytelbury, Wm. Dalyson, Anth. Eyrby, Rob. Dyghton, Ric. Ogle, Rob. Brokelsby, and Ric. Bollys.
Kent: at Canterbury castle. Sir Chr. Hales, M.R., John Baker, Attorney-General, John Hales, Sir Edw. Wotton, Sir Wm. Fynch, Th. Moyle, Edw. Thwaytes, Jas. Hales, John Boyse, Reg. Scott, Edw. Monyn, Wm. Goldewell, and Th. Hardys. Westm., 22 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. III., p. 5, ms. 11d. and 12d.
58. Robert Reignold, of Antwerp, in parts beyond sea, merchant, alias of London, haberdasher, or "merchaunt venterer." Protection, going in the suite of Arthur viscount Lysle. Westm., 22 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 46.
59. Walt. Reynold, of Wilton, Wilts, alias of Bysshopys Trowe, Wilts, clothier or weaver. Protection, going in the suite of Arthur viscount Lysle. Westm., 22 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 46.
60. Hen. Clyfford. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Wm. Clyfford and Elizabeth his wife, deceased. Del. Westm., 22 Nov.—S.B. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 13.
61. Rog. Collye, a groom of the Privy Chamber of Edward prince of England. Lease of the town of Moston, Flint; for 21 years from Mich., A.D. 1546, on the expiration of a similar lease granted by patent 22 Oct. 15 Hen. VIII. to Ric. ap Howell; rent 7l. Del. Westm., 23 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. 5, m. 29.
62. Wm. Ingylby. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Wm. Ingylby, deceased. Del. Westm., 23 Nov.—S.B. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 16.
63. Leic.: at the County gaol: Commission of gaol delivery to Sir Wm. Turvyle, Sir Hen. Poole, Th. Harvy, Edm. Molyneux, John Beaumount, Anth. Brokelsby, Geo. Vyncent, Fras. Pulteney, and Rob. Catlyn: to meet at Leicester. Westm., 23 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 5 m. 12d.
64. John Baynes, of Bristol, mariner or merchant. Protection, going in the suite of Arthur viscount Lysle. Westm., 26 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 46.
65. And. Dudley. Licence to alienate a messuage and certain acres of land, &c., in Bromesgrove, Worc., called "le Stapull"; to Ric. Carpenter, in tail. Westm., 26 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 29.
Also in Chaddeswyche, Worc., called Warlewes and Aswall; to Th. Badger, in tail. Westm., 26 Nov. Ib.
Also his chief mansion or messuage of Dodford, late of the priory of Dodford, Worc., and certain acres of land, &c., late of the said priory; to John Fownes, in tail. Westm., 26 Nov. Pat. 31 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 32.
66. Nich. Pelham. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Sir Wm. Pelham, deceased. Del. Westm., 27 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII.—S.B.— Pat. p. 3, m. 32.
67. Undersheriff of Kent.
Licence to John Colyar of Leneham, Kent, who last year was undersheriff of Sir Wm. Sydney, late sheriff of Kent, to be undersheriff of Sir Ant. Seyntleger, now sheriff of said co., and to continue in the office, notwithstanding the statute 23 Hen. VI. Westm., 24 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. 28 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 46.
68. Wm. Gwyn, elk. Grant of the free chapel in the manor of Pencehurst, Kont. Westm., 23 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII. Del. 29 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 45.
R.O. 620. [JOHN READING, Prior of Leominster,] to [CROMWELL].
If the King will take his pleasure of the house of Leomstre—as it is supposed His Grace will of that and many more—unless he appoints it to his son our Prince, it were a goodly thing for your Lordship or your son. There is not such another turf within the realm, worth 1,000 mks. rent and lying all within five or six miles' compass, so that one bailey could gather the whole rents. I beg your Lordship to take no displeasure that I write so boldly to you. I pray God send you a merry and a joyful Christmas, and so many_ (ends abruptly).
P. 1, in the hand of John Reading, prior of Leominster. Not signed or addressed.


  • 1. Her son by her first husband, Sir Edw. Jernegan. She was now the wife of Sir William Kingston. See Betham's Baronetage, I., 227.
  • 2. "Loups-cerviers," or lynxes. No doubt the furs are intended.
  • 3. This was the date on which he left Rome according to Aguilar. See Spanish Calendar, Vol. VI. Pt. I. p. 207.
  • 4. His name does not appear in this capacity in any of the lists.
  • 5. "to Stecken" (?) interlined.
  • 6. With Anne of Cleves.
  • 7. Sir Thomas Wyatt.
  • 8. It is evident the distances of these two places have been transposed.
  • 9. I.e., that he had vacated.
  • 10. For the grant of the house of White Friars at Calais.
  • 11. Dr. Henry Standish.
  • 12. Archbishop Warham.
  • 13. Roland Philipps.
  • 14. See No. 472.