Henry VIII: August 1540, 21-31

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August 1540, 21–31

21 Aug. 994. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Windsor, 21 Aug. Present the lord P.S., the lord Gt. Chamb., Durham, Winchester, the Master of the Horse, Vice-Chamberlain, Wriothesley. Business:—A letter to Mr.. Wallop touching doubts moved by the French Ambassador. A letter to Mayor and Sheriffs of London to punish such as injure strangers. Warrants under the stamp to pay John Capes, of Bristol, who brought Odonel's letters, 10l.; a gentleman of France, 25l.; Rothesay herald, 50 cr.; Hen. Brodshow that brought two wild Irishmen, 20s.; and the Irishmen, 20s. A letter to the Deputy of Ireland for justice in the complaint of Cooke against the bp. of Cork and one Walshe.
21 Aug. 995. Privy Council to Wallop.
R. O.
St. P. viii.
On Wednesday last the French ambassador came to Court for an answer to his doubts upon the enforcement of the Statute of strangers. “He is more curious than needed, for he affirmed that he did all of himself.” He was answered that the King would do nothing against the treaties, and if he will view the treaties and laws together, he will find that nothing is done that will offend the amity. If then he remains in doubt he may always resort to the King.
He also spoke about Mons. de Rochepot, and a Breton. The first case the King could not remedy without offence to his leagues with the other party, and the ancient immunities of the realm, and thus Rochepot's agents seem fully answered. As to the Breton's case, it was resolved that Soleman and Popley, who knew the process, should be examined, and then order taken consonant to justice.
Draft, pp. 3. Endd.: Mynute to Mr. Wallop, the xxjth of August.
R. O. 2. Doubts which may be made upon the Act of Parliament touching strangers, published 14 Aug. 1540 [32 Hen. VIII. c. 16.].
(1.) Whether the statement that all Acts made in the time of king Richard concerning strangers shall stand in effect, means that strangers are bound to sell their merchandise in six or eight months as king Richard ordained.
[Answer (fn. 1) : Old statutes are in force and those made 50 years before the treaty are to be put in execution.]
(2.) By an Act of the 14th and 15th year of the present king, it is enacted that all strangers, denizens or not, shall be liable to the reformation and search of the wardens of the crafts (gardes des gens de mestier). Whether gens de mestier means “men which sell by great” (fn. 2) (en gros) or handicraftsmen.
(The English translation mistakes the meaning as follows:—“that all manner of strangers should be denizens, or else they should not be of the fellowship and company of craftsmen.”)
[Answer: As we now take it, handicraftsmen.]
(3.) It appears by the said Act that strangers cannot rent houses unless they are denizens. Whether this means wholesale dealers, who do not wish to be denizens, and whether those who have houses, married or not, are bound to leave them at Michaelmas if they are wholesale dealers.
[No answer given.]
(4.) Whether strangers not denizens living “in the Sanctuaries, (fn. 3) as at St. Martin's and others”, (fn. 2) are privileged to remain by this Act, or whether they must leave the country. [Answer: They must obey the tenor of the Act.]
(5.) Whether those who now are in or in future come to England and are not denizens, will be bound to the laws of the kingdom, as appears by the said Act. [Answer: “Undoubtedly bound. And in the league is by a saving expressed that all statutes, customs, and ordinances made before 50 years shall continue in force.”]
(6.) It is stated that all grants and leases made to strangers shall be annulled after Michaelmas. If a foreigner has taken house or land, and paid a great sum “for an innecum,” hoping to hold it for the time agreed on, whether he will be repaid. [Answer: The stranger was to blame for not foreseeing whether he might by the law take such a lease. This is the law. What equity or grace the King may show depends upon his goodness.]
(7.) If wholesale dealers who have taken their house for a year or two will be bound to leave at Michaelmas. [Answer: “He must leave it.”]
(8.) Whether wholesale dealers may lodge men of their own nation, not denizens, as heretofore. [Answer: “Being lodged as a guest, he may of gentleness, as we think, receive another guest for a time.”]
(9.) Whether the Act applies to the French, especially to merchants resident here, considering the great liberty of going and staying contained in the treaties. [Answer: The liberty of tarrying granted by treaty is not impeached, but the manner of tarrying must be conformable to the laws made 50 years before the treaty.]
“Sur les quelz doubtes il sera le bon plaisir du Roy d'en faire entendre son bon vouloir et intention.”
Fr., pp. 2. Endd.
R. O.
St. P., viii.
3. English translation of the preceding with answers in the margin which have been inserted above.
Pp. 3. Endd.
22 Aug. 996. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Reading, 22 Aug. Present the lord Gt. Chamb., Durham, Winchester, Master of the Horse, Wriothesley, Chancellor of Augmentations. Business:—At the complaint of the harbingers — (blank) was committed to the porter's lodge until the King removed. Peckham, the Cofferer, proposed matters touching the lodging of the “mullettes of the carriage” and lady Margaret's stuff. Upon a bill put to the King on the 21st, at his entering Reading, by the mayor and burgesses, Wm. Pennyson and — Vachell were examined touching the town liberties in the abbots' days, and afterwards — Justice, mayor, and the burgesses affirmed their election of the year past to have been appointed by the earl of Essex: their suit for a fulling mill granted. A letter of justice to the Deputy of Calais upon Thos. Combes' complaint against Sir Thos. Palmer. A letter to the Mayor of Calais to restore Wm. Brysewood to his father's lands, which were seized to the King at his death, he being surveyor of the King's works; Brisewood made a recognisance. Wm. Pitt, vicar of Bambery, bound to appear before the Council at Grafton the 29th inst.
23 Aug. 997. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Reading, 23 Aug. Present the lord Gt. Chamb., Durham, Winchester, Master of the Horse, Wriothesley, Chancellor of Augmentations. Business:—A letter to lord Sandes in favour of Thos. Combes, who put up a bill of complaint against him at Windsor. Certain men (fn. 4) of Calais, who were banished thence and after sued to the King, as long in his service, to appoint them entertainment elsewhere, had answer by mouth that the King would not meddle with them, and they must shift for their living otherwise.
23 Aug. 998. John Wyseman to the Earl of Rutland.
Hist. MSS.
Com. Rep. xii.
App. Pt. iv.
i. 25.
Has received a letter from Master Chancellor desiring him to put “my lady your wife,” or her deputy, in possession of the house and commandry of the Eagle and of all possessions thereof not in lease, and to suffer her to have “the preferment” of the stock, store, goods, and chattels there, paying for the same as much as any other would. At his being there with Master Solicitor, they made an inventory, of which a copy was delivered to Master Dysney, your treasurer. Master Solicitor being unable to make a long “taryaunce” there, has referred the pricing thereof to Master Freman and me. We willed Master Dysney to take possession of the demesnes, praying him to sue you to be good lord to the poor man who is farmer there. Much Canfield, St. Bartholomew's Eve.
P.S.—If Master Dysney has not yet taken possession according to the order of Master Solicitor and me, I, by this writing, authorise your lady or her deputy to take possession hereafter at her pleasure.
24 Aug. 999. Margaret Holford.
Harl. MS.
2067, f. 47.
B. M.
Will of Margaret, widow of Robt. Holford, of Nether Peever. 24 Aug. 1540.
Modern copy, p. 1.
24 Aug. 1000. Francis I. to Marillac.
R. O.
Kaulek, 214.
The Constable has reported the contents of Marillac's letter of the 15th inst., verifying the marriage of the king of England with lady Katharine Howard, and touching Acts made at this last Parliament which seem to contravene the treaties. Copies of the treaties will be sent with next despatch. Milleraye, 15 (sic) Aug. 1540.
French. Modern transcript, p. 1.
24 Aug. 1001. Montmorency to Marillac.
R. O. Has reported to the King the contents of his letter of the 15th, touching the new Queen, Madame Katharine Howard, and the deportment of Madame Anne of Cleves, and also touching certain Acts of this last Parliament. As these may prejudice the treaties, he shall (awaiting the copy, which shall be sent with next despatch) remonstrate with that King in favour of the subjects of the King. The King, who writes herewith, was never in better health. Milleraye, 24 Aug.
French. Modern transcript, p. 1.
24 Aug. 1002. Montmorency to the Queen of Scotland.
Balcarres MS.,
iii. 40.
Adv. Lib.
The bearer being despatched by the King with horses to the king of Scotland, I write to inform you that the King and all this company make good cheer. Your brother Daubmalle has been very ill, but is now quite well. A marriage has been arranged between him and the Pope's niece, Signora Victoria, which the writer will do his best to forward. Your cousin, Mademoiselle de Lorreyne, will be married in 10 or 12 days to the prince of Orange. Your uncle the Cardinal is going to it. De la Meilleraye, 24 Aug. Signed.
Fr., p.
1. Add.. A la Royne d'Escosse. Endd.
24 Aug. 1003. Melanchthon to Vitus Theodorus.
Reform., iii.
* * * “Anglicus tyrannus Cromellum interfecit et conatur divortium facere cum Juliacensi puella. Quam vere dixit ille in Tragoedia: non gratiorem victimam Deo mactari posse quam tyrannum. Utinam aliquo forti viro Deus hanc mentem inserat.” * * * St. Bartholomew's Day.
Lat. Add.: Noribergae.
25 Aug. 1004. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Ewelme, 25 Aug. Present the lord Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Durham, Master of the Horse, Wriothesley, Chancellor of Augm. Business:—Wm. Barker appeared and was discharged. A letter from Sadler to Wriothesley touching the apprehension of Chr. and Hen. Heron, brethren of the late Giles Heron, upon the accusation of Lyones, was read. A letter to the keeper of the King's Bench to bring Ric. Former, prisoner there, to Stony Stratford on Monday next. A letter to the lord Chaucellor to call in the commission for taxation of the subsidy and make a new commission including Wm. Penison. Chr. Heron appeared and defended himself: and he and Hen. Heron were remanded to ward until the coming of Lyons.
25 Aug. 1005. Richard Farmer.
R. O. Warrant (addressed to the earl of Sussex, lord Russell, the bp. of Durham, Sir Thos. Cheney, Sir Ant. Browne, Wriothesley, and Riche) for the discharge on bail of Richard Fermour, of London, grocer, committed to perpetual imprisonment last Trinity Term for offences against statutes made for the punishment of persons advancing the power of the bp. of Rome. Ewelme, 25 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. Signed.
Parchment. Endd.
26 Aug. 1006. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Ewelme, 26 Aug. Present the lord Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Durham, Master of the Horse, Wriothesley, Mr. Chancellor of Augm. Business:—Letter to Wm. Barington, Sir Wm. Stoner, and others, to execute “their commission of gaol delivery of the prison of Wallingford.”
Meeting at Ricot, the same day. Business:—John Heron, bastard brother of Giles Heron, sent to the Council by Sir Ric. Long, with a letter about “a sceptre and certain characters in a plate touching conjurations” found in his house. Lyons was examined upon depositions of Reginaldes and Joan Newman, of Hackney.
26 Aug, 1007. Darcy's Lands.
R. O. Account of expenses of John Kyng, bailiff at Templehirst, 32 Hen. VIII., made by command of Sir John Nevill, head steward of lord Darcy's lands. 26 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.
For “one clowe maid betwyx the watter of Ayre and the cowe paistur in one comon wattersew.” Men's wages, 4d. a day. “Ravyng and bankkyng” the said clowe. Felling and leading wood, sods, and whins. Total, 54s. 5d. P.1.
27 Aug. 1008. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Notley, 27 Aug. Present the lord Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Durham, Mr. of the Horse, Wriothesley, Mr. Chancellor of Augm. Business:—A letter under the Stamp to the lord Chancellor to call in the commission for the subsidy in Bucks and make a new commission including Sir John Dauncy, Geo. Bulstred, Robt. Cheyney, Edm. Wyndesor, Chr. Westcote and John Goodwyn. John Heron, bastard brother of Giles, examined; but would not confess any knowledge of his brother's treasons. Hen. Heron, another brother, likewise examined, answered as Chr. (sic) did, although pressed vehemently to confess. Letter received from the duke of Norfolk — (blank) Aug., approving Heron's having the rule of Tyndale and Reedsdale, if the King were content, declaring “of the new aguis his meting with the gentlemen of the country and his hunting in Framyngham park, and enclosing his letters to Sir Cuthb. Ratcliff and John Heron for the submission of the Tyndalles; whereupon the Council went to the King. A letter to Mr. Gostwyke to expedite a warrant to him for 998l. 13s. 8d. for the fortresses.
27 Aug. 1009. James V. to Christian, King of Denmark.
Royal MS.
18 B. vi. 100.
B. M.
Alexander Lambe and David Makfarsanen (fn. 5) complain that whereas they committed a ship to Thos. Fokhringane, of Leith, to go to trade in Norway, the ship has been seized by Peter Hanssone, captain, of Akhirrisous, (fn. 6) and the captain imprisoned after he had reached the port of Onsloo, on the ground that in May last he kidnapped one Balthazar, a skilled golddigger and miner, from Norway. Explains that Balthazar came of his own accord at the instance of Ric. Wardlaw. Begs that the said Thomas may be released and compensated and the ship and goods restored. Faklandiæ, 27 Aug. 1540.
Lat. Copy, pp. 2.
Ib., 203. 2. Another copy.
Lat., p. 1.
27 Aug. 1010. James V. to Peter Hanssone, of Akhirrishous, Captain.
Royal MS.
18 B. vi. 100b.
B. M.
To the same effect. Faklandiæ, 27 Aug. 1540.
Lat. Copy, pp. 2.
Ib. 203b. 2. Another copy.
Lat., p. 1.
28 Aug. 1011. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Buckingham, 28 Aug. Present: the Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Durham, Mr. of the Horse, Wriothesley, Mr. Chanc. of Augm. Business:—A letter to the Warden of the Fleet to keep Chr. and Hen. Heron apart, while Lyons and John Heron, the bastard, remain in custody at Court, all to await the coming of “two other brethren which were sent for into the North.” Letters to the sheriffs of London for honest conveyance hither of Reginalds and Joan Newman; to the lord Chancellor to send a copy of Sir John Wytherington's patent as deputy warden. A letter to Norfolk of receipt of his letters and the letters to Sir Cuthb. Ratcliff and John Ogle (sic), &c. (described).
28 Aug. 1012. The Council to Norfolk.
Harl. MS.
6989, f. 87.
B. M.
P. C. P., vii.
Yesterday after dinner we received your letters with those directed to Sir Cuthb. Ratcliff and John Heron, and immediately declared the contents of your letters to the King, who took them in good part and charged us to utter the rest, touching the coming in of the Tyndalls, only by mouth to John Heron, to be participated to Mr. Ratcliff and so by them jointly treated with the parties, in a general sort, without declaring that the King will pardon them, but that, upon such suit as has been made therefor, they so doing, the King will undoubtedly pardon them. To-day or to-morrow we will send the said Heron, and Ogle and Shafto; the same Heron to have both the offices he had. Desire to know by next messenger whether Sir Cuthb. Ratcliff be at a full point to receive Sir John Withrington's office. Have ordered the making out of his commission, but will not send it without Norfolk's advice “lest [he] should play Ogle's part and make curt su[it to] receive it.” No news worth writing. Buckingham, 28 Aug. Signed: Robt. Sussex—J. Russell—Cuthbert Dures[me][—Antone Browne]—Thoms. Wriothesley—Ric'us Ryche.
Slightly mutilated, pp. 2. Endd.: Framyngham Lodge, ult. Aug. Headed in a modern hand: “Cxl. The Council to the duke of Norfolk at Framingham Lodge. Relating to matters of the Marches and some that made insurrection there, Anno 1542.”
28 Aug. 1013. Dinton (Donyngton), Wilts.
Royal MS.
13 B. i., 259.
B. M.
Decision by John bp. of Salisbury of a dispute between Edw. Burbeche, vicar of Donyngton, and John Bigges, rector. Palace of Salisbury, 28 Aug. 1540, 32 Hen. VIII., in presence of Robt. Okinge, LL.D., Ric. Chaundeler, and John Bodman, priests, and Thos. Davy.
ii. Notarial certificate by Thos. Candell.
Latin. Copy, pp. 5.
28 Aug. 1014. The Cowbridge at Calais.
E. vii. 109.
Chron. of
Calais, 191.
An order taken, 28 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII., by Hen. lord Mautravers, deputy of Calais, lord Sandes, and others of the Council of Calais, concerning a common way, of late years usurped by Frenchmen and Flemings, over a bridge called Cowbridge, upon the river parting the English and French pales, unto the town of Calais or the low country of Marke and Oye.
It is agreed that the river is the division between the two Pales, and therefore one-half of it belongs to the King. That the way from the bridge to Calais is wholly upon the King's ground, and gives opportunity for ill-disposed persons on both sides, and, in time of war, a means of bringing artillery against Calais.
In pursuance of a letter from the Council attending the King's person, dated Hampton Court, 10 Aug., it is agreed that a great ditch (described) shall be made athwart the said usurped way, and the earth so dug out spread abroad upon the Cowswade or the Mayne Broke; also that two other like ditches be cut in the same common way in places meet for stopping it. These three ditches to be begun and finished in one day. Particulars of the number of men lord Gray and others, to whom the work is entrusted, shall bring, and precautions to prevent suspicion at the assembly of so many men. To prevent warning being given to outward parts, Newneham Bridge and other passages within the Pale shall be stopped on Monday night, 6 Sept.: and, next morning, all who are to do the work shall assemble at the house of Boytehaikes, nigh Cowbridge, before 3 a.m., wait quietly until the watches on both sides are dissolved, and then begin. The ditches are to be at once filled with water by cutting the bank of the river called Hollehed; and, for 14 nights after, the watch at Cowbridge shall be increased to 40 men, and after that reduced, by five every night, to the accustomed number of 10. As such a number of indiscreet persons, viz., 180 labourers and others, are requisite, lord Gray of Wilton, Sir Ric. Grenfeld, John Rookwood, Fras. Hall, man-at-arms, Ric. Lee, surveyor, Wm. London, Wm. Smyth, Geoff. Boocher, Hugh Filcok, and John Gavell, soldiers, Morant Haynes, Ric. Leonard, Geo. Caninges, John Foorde, Myddleton Dicker, inhabitants of the lordship of Mark and Oye, shall be overseers of the workmen, and Calais Pursuivant, Hugh Giles, and Thos. Prowde, archers on horseback, shall give attendance.
On 6 Sept., Sir Ric. Grenfeld and John Rookwood shall carry in wagons to the house of Boytehaikes, “there to be kept in most secret wise,” the following:—5 barrels of beer, 6 doz. bread, 6 doz. Essex cheeses, 6 bunches onions, 24 drinking bowls, 80 maunds to convey away earth, 30 shovels, 120 bills “to be ready if resistance were made,” 12 hurdles, to make ways to convey earth over the ditch of Maign brook.
Dated and subscribed 28 Aug. 32 Henry VIII. Signatures (copied) of H. lord Mautrauvers, Wm. lord Sandes, Wm. lord Graye, Sir Edw. Wotton, Sir Ric. Grenefeld, Sir Edw. Ringeley, Sir Thos. Palmer, and Wm. Sympson.
Copy, pp. 4.
28 Aug. 1015. Melanchthon to Fr. Myconius.
Reform., iii.,
* * * Must write nothing about the English Nero. May God destroy this monster! * * * Die Augustini, 1540.
Lat. Add.: pastor of Gotha.
29 Aug. 1016. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., 16.
Meeting at Grafton, 29 Aug. Present: the Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Durham, Treasurer of the Household, Mr. of the Horse, Wriothesley, Chanc. of Augm. Business:—Letter received from the lord Privy Seal requiring despatch of Thos. Fowler, touching strangers at Guildford and Farnham who were ready to depart, upon the Act, enclosing his examination of— (blank), priest, of Windsor, upon the complaint of the dean of Windsor, and concluding with the suit of the keeper of Windsor Castle to be discharged of —(blank) “prison” there, for words about the Queen. Mr. Tuke wrote letters of the despatch of Thos. Fowler, enclosing copy of his recognisance; and Fowler delivered a schedule touching the payment of the retinue at Calais and crew of 106 men at Guisnes, and the allowance to the priest who sings mass for the ward, and of letters of denizens made by command of the late lord Deputy under the hand only of the clerk of the Council, there. Ant. Ainger, paymaster at Dover, made suit for wages, and that the surveyor there, considering his weakness and age, might have someone joined with him. Letters from Sir Wm. Goring to Wriothesley for licence to go home with his wife, and from Sir Wm. Goring, Jasper Horsey, and Wymond Carew to know the lady Anne of Cleves' sojourn next winter that they might make provision. With these lady Anne sent the King a letter in Dutch from her brother, which she had read. The vicar of Bamberie, accused by Ant. Coope, appeared. Petition from John Taillor, of Rye, who is imprisoned and like to be hanged at Diepe for the death of certain Frenchmen whom he arrested for piracy when on the seas with Mr. Dudley; the French ambassador's letter in his favour took no effect. The lord Great Master and the Chief Justice wrote to the King their proceedings in the matters of the Forest, with an accusation of waste against Sir Wm. a Parre and — Hexam.
29 Aug. 1017. [Cardinal Marcellus Cervinus] to the Bp. of Liege.
Vatican MS. Coming to Louvain in the excercise of his office of legate, found that there was kept in close prison at Disten (Diest) an English clerk called Gregory Botolph, who was taken at Louvain by the secular magistrate, and delivered to the ordinary of the place, i.e., the bp. of Liege, and has been kept in prison without being either condemned or absolved. The English ambassador, at whose instance he was arrested, makes great instance for his extradition. Exhorts him not to allow a clerk who has been committed to his charge by the means of the Apostolic Nuncio to be delivered without the Pope's command to another, and that an excommunicated heretic; also to have the man brought to judgment.
Latin, pp. 2. From a modern copy headed, in Italian: 1540: Da Lovania. Al Vescovo di Leodi alli 29 di Agosto.
30 Aug. 1018. The Privy Council.
P. C. P. vii.,
Meeting at Grafton, 30 Aug. Present: the Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Durham, Treas. of the Household, Mr. of the Horse, Wriothesley, Chanc. of Augm. Business:—John Heron despatched home to rule both Tynedale and Reedsdale, undertaking restitution of goods stolen by them unless the takers abode continually in Scotland. Heron was told, as though without the King's knowledge, to persuade six or eight of the Tynedale outlaws for Sir Reginald Carnaby's taking to offer to come up with halters about their necks, and the rest to submit there to the deputy warden. Heron was to confer with Sir Cuthb. Ratcliff, and they two to write what conformity they found in the Tynedale men, that either their pardon might be sent or means taken to reduce them; and Heron had 10l. reward. Afterwards Thos. Ogle and Cuthb. Shafto were called in and encouraged to assist Heron, and received each 6l. 13s. 4d. reward. Placards under the Stamp to Gurley and Preston to take up swans, partridges, capons, &c., for the King during his abode at Grafton and Ampthill. A letter to the lord Chamberlain to discharge his crew of 106 men whom he led with him to Guisnes, whom Thos. Fowler should pay up to 3 Sept. The mayor and others of the Staple summoned to bring their pacts with the King touching their shipping to Calais to Ampthill, 8 Sept. The Deputy of Calais advertised of proceedings here with Thos. Fowler and the discharge of the lord Chamberlain's crew. A letter to the lord Privy Seal answering him that proclamation should be made forthwith to exempt from the Act strangers in the service of the King's family and Anne of Cleves, and suspend the Act until Easter next, sending Fowler's articles with the answers totted upon them, and commanding him to enjoin the priest at Windsor to temperate his tongue, and to have the prisoner at Windsor still detained.
30 Aug. 1019. Irish Chieftains.
Lamb. MS.
603, f. 105.
St. P., iii.
Indenture with Owyn McMaurice OChonour, captain of Yrey, made by Sir Ant. St. Leger, deputy, John Alen, chancellor, Sir Wm. Brereton, marshal, Wm. Brabazon, under-treasurer, and John Travers, master or keeper of the artillery, 30 Aug. 1540, 32 Hen. VIII.
Lat. Copy. An abstract in Carew Calendar, No. 147.
Ib., f. 108. 2. Like indenture made with Thadeus O'Dyn, captain of Oregan, Thadeus Fuscus O'Dyn, his son, and others of his following, 30 Aug. 1540, 32 Hen. VIII.
Lat. Copy. An abstract in Carew Calendar, No. 148.
30 Aug. 1020. Anthoinette de Bourbon to the Queen of Scotland.
Balcarres MS.
ii. 15.
Adv. Lib.
Has delayed writing longer than she intended, having been so occupied with the marriage of Mademoiselle de Lorrayne. (fn. 7) We parted from the company yesterday. The marriage was on Tuesday last. The Prince came thither well accompanied. I assure you “set (c'est) ung bien honneste prince, et de bonne grace.” They are highly pleased with each other, and are to go home in 15 days. The feast was at Bar. There were hardly any strangers except the marquis of Vaulde and Madame de Bacin (?) and some neighbouring countesses and ladies. We are on the way to Gruise, intending to return by All Saints. We leave our petit fils (fn. 8) at Roches as so much sickness is about. He is well. I write of his affairs at length. “Elle sont fort presees pour sete année,” and will diminish in other years, as I write in other letters. No new persons shall be put with your son except under great necessity. Those who have served ought to be privileged; “quant y en ara de propre, moins y en ara et pleus ne sera de plesir.” I have put none of our own there, and would not, because there are enough of yours and his. He has only one “homme de cru,” whom I require to write and help me with the despatches which daily come, which none of our own people know about, and often the business is confused and delayed for want of a man who has special charge of our affairs. “Quant Rouvroy il les fait, mais quant lenvoyons dehors jen demeures bien fachee”; so I need a man “qui sent mestre par escrit pour y satisfaire.” Hears he has a nephew who has had experience under him. Likes him better than any other. But for the love I bear to you and your son, I would on no account have charge of it, &c.
I wrote by Soingevylle of the marriage of your brother, (fn. 9) but I hear he does not leave so soon as he said he would, so I wish to tell you about it, and how the King wishes to marry him to the Pope's niece, (fn. 10) daughter of the duke of — I cannot remember his name, but she is “belle et honneste,” of a great and ancient house, and 15 years of age. They give her 300,000 francs in marriage. She has only one brother, and if he died she would be heiress of 40,000 livres in two duchies and other lands. I think between this and All Saints the matter will be either arranged or broken off (il en sera fait ou failly).
Lautrec is dead, to our sorrow. I am glad to learn by your letters of the good health of the King and you, and the little Prince you have had. I do not forget about horses for the King. They are ordered. Your father had asked for them before he left the Court. Is ready to mount horse. “Se penultime d'aoust.”
Hol., Fr., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
31 Aug. 1021. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Grafton, 31 Aug. Present: the Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Durham, Treas. of the Household, Mr. of the Horse, Wriothesley, Chanc. of Augm. Business:—Ric. Fermor appeared and was bound in a recognisance (recited), himself, Wm. Fermor, of Somerton, Oxon, and Thos. Lovat, of Ashetwell, in Wapnam parish, Ntht., each in 1,000l., not to leave the realm without licence and to appear before the Council when summoned. He was then warned never to approach the King's presence without licence, and discharged. A letter sent to the Deputy of Calais signifying the despatch of Fowler and discharge of lord Sandes' crew. Proclamation suspending the statute for strangers was published at the Court gate and sent to the lord Chancellor, with a letter to appoint John Pakington custos rotulorum of Worc., rice — Russell, dec. Thos. Fowler was despatched with answer to his articles. Ric. Fermor received a copy of his recognisance with “my name, the clerk, at it.” A letter to Sir Cuthb. Ratcliff touching the practice for the Tyndalles submission, as before written to Norfolk.
31 Aug. 1022. Anthoinette de Bourbon to the Queen of Scotland.
Balcarres MS.
ii. 16.
Adv. Lib.
Has received several letters from her by the greffier de Longueville. Has already written what has been done for the vicomté of Longueville. Knows that all her men of Normandy approve it, “car set la reson et ausy quyl ne se vende point.” Will see that nothing is done otherwise. Some have disregarded the order and taken money. Mons. de Curel knows what I have said to him about the resignation of which you write. “Il en estet bien pourmys, tant en Escosse que aylers (ailleurs); dounes vous en garde de vostre couster, et je vous asure que je vous avertire. Il nest rien si vray mes se nest qua Chateaudu[n] le lieutenant partit avent hier de Saint Diger ou estions.” I told him plainly that if he did not enforce order they would be all turned out, and others put in who would do their duty better. In truth, if they do not behave better, Mons. de la Most will have to see about it at All Saints, and hold the homage to know who are there to make the declaration demanded by the King, &c.
I have twice written of your brother's (fn. 11) marriage; “mais je naves le… que icy avons eu pour vous envoyer se que je vois a set h[eure] vousy voires le tout.” The girl (fn. 12) is beautiful, noble, and rich, “et maseure' t'on qu'elle est fort belle nourie, de leage de xv ans.” Your brother of Raims is to be made cardinal. That is all I know beyond what I wrote on Sunday. I am glad this little Prince is so well. As you compare him to his brother, (fn. 13) he must be big and strong.
At Chalons, going to Guise, 31 Aug.
Your father sends his commendations to the King. The son of the late vycomte is so young that it would not have been reasonable for him yet to exercise his father's office, and besides it was needful that there should be one not related to the other officers like the deceased. Need not write again of the health of our petit fils.
Hol., Fr., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
1023. The Cardinal of Lorraine to the Queen of Scotland.
Balcarres MS.
ii. 129.
Adv. Lib.
Cannot let the bearer depart without letting her know that all her race in this place of Bar are fully minded to do her service. Has had his congé with great difficulty and must return immediately.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add. Endd.
1024. Louyse of Lorraine to the Queen of Scotland.
Balcarres MS.
iv. 111.
Adv. Lib.
As you write by your controller that I should send you my news, at present none could be better. Monsieur and Madame (fn. 14) are as well as can be. As to my brother, (fn. 15) I think my mother will not fail to report to you at length all about his intended marriage. Monsieur is going to Court in two days, the King having sent to him to arrange matters with the Pope's gentlemen, who have full powers from his Holiness. “Quant au personnage de la demoyselle on la nous fect bele et honneste, et a ungne chose que Madame ayme bien; cet quelete (c'est qu'elle est) fort bien norye; esle ajee de quatorse ou quynse ans.” Her name is “la sygnore Vyquetorya.” Our poor brother has been very near quitting “les maryaye (sic) de se monde,” for he expected to die. Monsieur and Madame were very anxious, but are now assured of his complete recovery by one of his men who arrived yesterday. I think he will have to go soon to see his darling. “Le Roy lui fyet le jour de la nostreda de meau (fn. 16) se byen et grant honneur que de luy donuer lordre.” He promises to do him many other favors, “mes quy le voye marye Dieu luy en doynt lagrase a vous Madame tres longue et bonne vye sit” (sic).
Begs her to excuse errors, for this letter is written in the fields “ou veons coure des sers” (cerfs).
Signed: Vostre tres humble et tres obayisante seur, Louyse de L.
Hol. Fr., pp. 2. Add.: A la Royne d'Escose. Endd.: Madlle de Guise.
[Aug.] 1025. Ric. Hilles to Bullinger.
Letters (Parker
Is encouraged by Bullinger to write to him in Latin, though he expresses himself so badly in that language. Would not, however, have written this if he had not lost all hope of seeing him this year. Intended to have gone with his wife into Switzerland this August to pay him a visit, but his brother, Butler, now busily engaged in courting a widow of Strasburg, has been away with her relatives this whole month, and “we” are obliged to remain here.
As to the state of our commonwealth before Easter last, hopes Butler has informed him, as he wrote to him of everything. Acknowledges Bullinger's letter of the 6th inst., and the previous one by that Frenchman. Left England when he saw there was no place for him there unless he became a traitor both to God and man, on the pretext of carrying on his trade in this place. His true motive is known to his friends, and suspected by his enemies. His property, however, is at present safe, as he has not been indicted for heresy. Remits to England at every fair the money he receives here and at Frankfort to import a fresh supply of cloth. Butler returned to England after the last Frankfort fair, but did not dare to remain more than 18 days.
Begs him to keep secret the contents of his letters except from Bibliander, Pellican, Leo Judæ, &c. Thanks him for his information about Falckner. Desires to know the names of any God-fearing men yonder who purchase English cloth.
1026. Officers of State.
Add. MS.,
6113 f. 61.
B. M.
Styles of noblemen, headed ao 32°, viz., of Charles duke of Suffolk, Grand Master, President of the Council and Justiciar of forests on this side Trent; Wm. Fitz William earl of Southampton, Privy Seal and Chancellor of the Duchy; Robt. earl of Sussex, Grand Chamberlain; Sir John Russell, Grand Admiral; Sir Ant. Browne, Captain of the Pensioners and Grand Esquire.
In a later hand: ao 35. Sir Wm. Pawlet, Comptroller. French, p. 1.
1027. Grants in August 1540.
Aug./Grants. 1. Rob. earl of Sussex. To be chief steward of the manor or lordship of Writle, Essex; receiver and bailiff of the same, and keeper of Writle park, with the herbage and pannage, vice Thos. Crumwell, late earl of Essex, attainted, with 10 marks a year as steward, 5l. a year as receiver, 2d. a day as bailiff, and 2d. a day as keeper Del. Westm., 1 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 16.
2. Rob. Acton. Grant of the chief messuage or mansion late called “the Abbottes lodgyng” in Coscombe, Glouc., which belonged to the late monastery of Hales, Glouc.; and lands belonging to the monastery (specified, with names of tenants) in Coscombe and Magna Wormyngton, Glouc.; with all tithes upon the premises, with reservation of certain meadows, &c., in Magna Wormyngton lately in tenure of the tenants of Laborton, and a piece of land now in tenure of Nic. Bowthe by copy of court roll. Del. Westm., 1 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 32.
3. Sir Will. Kyngeston, K.G., and Mary his wife. Grant, in fee, of the manors of Paneswyke and Morton Valence, Glouc.; and all lands in Payneswyke, Morton Valence, Epney, Horsewarley, Stanley Pontlarge, Payneswyke Strode alias Strode Ende, Sponebed, Sheppescombe alias Shepecombe, Edge and Edgeworth, Glouc., which Thos. Crumwell, late earl of Essex, acquired of Arthur viscount Lysley, dame Honora his wife, and Sir John Dudley; which premises the said late earl bargained and sold to the present grantees and made over to them by his charter, 11 May 32 Hen. VIII., but which were forfeited by Cromwell's attainder. Westm., 8 July 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 1 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 33.
4. Will. Turges, S.T.B. Presentation to the perpetual vicarage of Stepney, London dioc., at the King's disposal by reason of the attainder of Will. Jerome. Hamptoncorte, 1 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—P.S. [No date of delivery.] Pat. p 7, m. 34.
5. Thos. Horseman of the King's household. Grant in fee of the grange called “Marham Graunge” in Burton, Linc., which belonged to Sempryngham priory. Also, cottages, &c. (tenants named), in Newbold, Leic., and the yearly rent of 1 lb. of pepper issuing from a messuage in the tenure of Will. Hatter in Newbold, which belonged to Owlston alias Olveston priory, Leic. Del. Westm., 1 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 8, m. 4.
6. Thos. Gymlott alias Barbour, of London. Grant in fee simple of the manor of Parva Hormede or Hornemede, Herts, with the advowson of the parish church there, which belonged to the late monastery of St. Mary of Graces, next the Tower, London. Del. Westm., 1 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
7. Thos. duke of Norfolk, Treasurer of England, Charles duke of Suffolk, Grand Master of the Household and Lord President of the Council, Will. earl of Southampton, Keeper of the Privy Seal, Rob. earl of Sussex, Great Chamberlain of England, Edw. earl of Hertford, Cuthbert bp. of Durham, Stephen bp. of Winchester, John ld. Russell, Great Admiral of England, Will. ld. Sandes, the King's Chamberlain, Sir Thos. Cheyny, Treasurer of the Household and Keeper of the Cinque Ports, Sir Will. Kyngeston, Comptroller of the Household, Sir Ant. Broun, Sir Ant. Wyngfeld, Sir Thos. Wriothesley, Sir Ralph Sadeler, the King's Secretaries, Sir Ric. Ryche and Sir John Baker. Commission to take and receive recognizances for appearances or for other matters from persons appearing before them within the verge of the King's Household. Walden, 1 Aug. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 34d.
8. Philip Paris. To be general receiver of the possessions of heirs under age and idiots, and of fines from widows for licence to marry; with fees of 66l. 13s. 4d. a year. Del. Westm., 2 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 13. Vacated on personal surrender 19 Feb. 35 Hen. VIII.
9. John Peryent. To be one of the auditors of the lands of the King's wards; with fees of 40 marks a year. Del. Westm., 2 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 14.
10. Commission of Sewers.
Cos. Cardigan and Carmarthen: Will. bp. of St. Davids, Sir Walter Devereux, ld. Ferrers, Ric. Devereux, David Rice, mayor of Carmarthen, James Baskervile, Thos. Johns, John Phyps, John Wogan, Owen Phips, Roger Barlo, Rouland Merrykc, clk., Thos. Lloyde, clk., Morgan Lewys, clk., John David Loyde, Thos. Bruyne, Jankyn ap Jevan ap Lewys, John ap Harry ap Riddeche, Morgan Vaughan, Gryffyn Lloyd, Martyn Davy, and Will. Morgan; for the sea coasts and marsh grounds along the river and water course running from the town of Karon to the town of “Seynt Dogmelis” on the river or water-course of Tyve, Cardigan, and the river and water-course running from the town of Llan Ymddevere to Llan Styphan upon the river or water-course of Towye, Carmarthen. Westm., 2 Aug. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 20d.
11. Edw. Weldon, “maxime juveni.” Grant of the free chapel of Dorchester, Dorset; on surrender of pat. 20 Sep. 22 Hen. VIII., granting the same to Ant. Weldon. Hampton Court, 1 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
12. Rob. earl of Sussex. To be Great Chamberlain of England, vice Thos. Crumwell, late earl of Essex, attainted. Del. Olde Forde, 3 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 16. Rym. XIV. 702.
13. Jeremy Prann. Annuity of 25l. for life. Hampton Court, 1 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 24.
14. Hans de Froemount. Annuity of 25l. for life. Hampton Court, 1 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Oldeforde, 3 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 24.
15. Thos. Polsted, sen. To be King's Attorney of the Court of Wards; with fees of 40l. a year. Olde Foord, 3 Aug.—S.B. (undated). Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 7, m. 17.
16. Sir Thos. Elyott and Margaret his wife. Grant in fee of the manors of Carleton and Wyllyngham, Camb., and the advowson of the parish church of Weston Colvile; and all tithes and portions of tithes called Barbedors, and all tithes and portions of tithes belonging to the crown in Weston Colvile; and all other lands, &c., in the town, parishes, &c., of Carleton, Brynkeley, Carleton Barbedors, Weston Colvile, and Wyllyngham, Camb.; which belonged to Thomas, late earl of Essex, attainted, and were bargained and sold by him to the said Sir Thomas and Margaret, by indenture 14 Mar. 31 Hen. VIII., for a sum of 789l. 14s. 6d., of which 489l. 14s. 6d. now remain to be paid. Del. …, 4 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (mutilated). Pat. (dated Westm.), p. 6, m. 25.
17. Sir Will. West. Grant, in fee, of the reversion and rents reserved upon a 21 year's lease to Rob. Sacheverell, 15 July 31 Hen. VIII., of the house and site of Darley monastery, Derb., with lands in the parishes of St. Alkmund and Makworth, Derb., which were in the proper occupation of the late abbot and convent.
Also lands (tenants named) in Hanley and Hynkersall, in the parish of Staveley, and in Grenehill, Bradwey Byrchett, Woodceyts, Parva Lees, and Parva Norton, in the parish of Norton, Derb., belonging to the late monastery of Beawchieff, alias “de Bello Capite,” with divers autumnal and other works and services upon the demesne lands of the said late monastery; and a rent of 15 hens a year from the tenants of Grenehill, Bradwey, Parva Leez, and Parva Norton.
Also the manor or lordship of Newbold, Derb., belonging to the late monastery of Welbek, Notts.
To hold by stated rents, free of all charges except 10s. a year to John Savage and his heirs for a watercourse of a mill in Bradwey. Del. … 4 Aug. xx[xii] Hen. VIII.—S.B. (badly mutilated). Pat. (dated Westm.), 32 Hen. VIII., p. 6, ms. 25.
18. John Synger, clk., one of the chaplains to the Royal family. Grant of the prebend of Cotton, in the collegiate church of Tamworth, Warw., vice Thos. Hall, deceased. Hampton Court, 7 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 8 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 2.
19. Ric. Benese, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Bedington, Winchester dioc., vice Charles Carewe, last incumbent, deceased. Hampton Court, 7 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 8 Aug.— P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 28.
20. Gilbert Wicks, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Rybelchester in the archdeaconry of Richmond, with all chapels thereto annexed, vice Thos. Thirlbye, promoted to the bishopric of Westminster. Hampton Court, 2 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 8 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 28.
21. Will. Ryvet, LL.D., a chaplain of the King. Grant of the archdeaconry of Suffolk in the cathedral church of Norwich, vice John Skipp, promoted to the bishopric of Hereford. Hampton Court, 7 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 8 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 30.
22. Thos. earl of Rutland. To be warden and chief justice and justice in eyre of forests beyond Trent; and keeper and master of the hunt of deer within the same, vice Thos. Crumwell, late earl of Essex and late keeper of the Privy Seal, attainted; with 100l. a year as warden and justice. Hampton Court, 8 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 9 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 40.
23. Sir Thos. Poynynges. Grant in fee (in exchange for the manors or lordships of Westynghaunger, alias Ostynghanger, alias Westynghanger, and Barwyke, Kent, with the park and other lands in Westynghaunger), of the manors or farms of Estryngsted and Holworth, Dorset, late of Midelton, alias Middelton, abbey, Dorset.
The site, &c., of Byndon monastery, Dorset; the manors or lordships of Byndon, Woole, Estburton, Est Chaldon, alias Esthaldon, Westchaldon, alias Westhaldon, Hethfelton, Burnegate, Byndon Parva Westlulworth, alias Westlulleworthe and Bovyngton, Dorset, the granges or farms called Woodstrete, Est Chaldon, alias Esthaldon, Hethfelton, Bovyngton, Holcombe, and Burnegate, Dorset; three water-mills in Byndon and Woole, Dorset; two messuages in Wynfrythe, Dorset; and the wood called “Le Parke” and land called Obland in Westburton, Dorset; all which belonged to Byndon abbey.
The manor or lordship of Seggehull, alias Seygehull in Barwyke St. Leonard's, Wilts, late of Shaftesbury abbey, Dorset, and in tenure of Edm., Wynter.
All messuages, &c., in Wolbryge, in the parish of Stoke, Knyghton in the said parish of Wynfryth, and Estlulworth, alias Esthulleworthe, Dorset, late of Cerne monastery, Dorset.
Also the woods called “Le Parke Coppye, Le Estwood, Le Brode wood coppye, Le Hasell Coppye, Le Yong Coppye, Dorchestre Coppye, Oxley's Coppye, and Southbere Coppye,” Dorset, which belonged to Byndon; the woods called Hethfelton woode and Spracley Coppye, likewise belonging to Bindon and parcel of the said manor of Hethfelton, and the woods called Bussheles Coppie and Hasted Coppye, likewise parcel of the said manor of Burnegate.
And all appurtenances of the manors, granges, or farms of Estryngsted, Holworth, Byndon, Woole, Estburton, Est Chaldon, West Chaldon, Hethfelton, Burnegate, Byndon Parva, Westlulworth, Bovyngton, and Seggehull, in Byndon, Woole, and Westburton, Dorset, and in Estryngsted, Holworth, Woodstrete, Estburton, Knyghton, Wynfryth, Est Chaldon, alias Esthaldon, Westchaldon, alias Westhaldon, Westfyrschyll, alias Westforsehill, Hethfelton, Burnegate, Byndon Parva, Westburton, Westlulworth, Holcombe, and Bovyngton, Dorset, and in Seggehull, alias Seygehull, Wilts, and elsewhere.
Also the advowson of the parish church and vicarage of Estlulworth, alias Estlulleworthe, Dorset, belonging to the late priory of Marten, commonly called Marten abbey, Surrey.
To hold by a rent of 22l. 19s. 5d.
Also grant of a sum of 112l. 14s. 6d. in full payment for the said manors, &c., in Kent. Del. Westm., 10 Aug. 32 Hen VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 6.
24. Warner van Gymnych, cup-bearer to the lady Anne of Cleves. Licence to export 800 tuns of beer. Del. Olde Forde, 11 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
25. Ant. Denny. Grant, in tail male, of the manor of Amewell, Herts, belonging to the late monastery of St. Peter, Westminster, with appurtenances in Amwelbury, Herts.
Also of the messuage called Le Trynytie in Hertford, belonging to the late priory of Crossed Friars (Fratrum Cruciferorum), Muttendon, Kent; and lands in the fields of Hertford, and the parishes of Dyxwell, Hatfeld, and Amwellbury, Herts, belonging to the said priory; which premises are in the tenure of John Andrewe and Anne his wife. Del. Westm., 12 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 1.
26. Thos. Cawerden. To be keeper of the manor of Bletchynglye, Surrey, the little park there, and the great park there called the “South parke,” master of the hunt of deer there, and steward and receiver of the said manor and other crown lands there; with stated fees and the herbage and pannage of the park. Del. Oldeford, 12 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 16.
27. Rob. Dighton, of Styrton, Linc. Licence to alienate the grange called Hardwyke graunge in Hardewyke in the parish of Workesopp, Notts, with appurtenances in Osbarton, Hardewike, and Workesopp, Notts, in the several tenures of Rob. Stokes, Ralph Asteley, and Ric. Matteley, which belonged to Workesopp priory; to Ric. Whalley, of Welbecke, Notts. Westm., 12 Aug. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 7, m. 27.
28. Rob. Dighton, of Styrton, Linc. Licence to alienate the tenement, lately leased to Rob. Dakan in Graves lane, in the parish of Oxton, Notts, the grange called Osberton Graunge, in the parish of Workesopp, with appurtenances in Osbarton, Hardewyke, and Workesopp, Notts, in the several tenures of Rob. Stokes, Ralph Asteley, and Ric. Matteley; which belonged to Workesopp priory, Notts; lands in the several tenures of Alice Blande, widow, and Thos. Webster, and land called Chapell Yard in tenure of Nic. Coker in Alfreton, Derb., belonging to the late monastery of Beawcheff, Derb.; to Will. Bolles, of Felley, Notts. Westm., 12 Aug. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 7, m. 27.
29. Jasper Bowchen. To be keeper of two small gardens of the manor of Bewlewe, Essex, with the house there for his dwelling and wood for fuel to be taken in the new park, pasture for three cows and one horse in the said park, and 12l. a year. Del. Westm., 14 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 2.
30. Joan Everard, of Alborn, Sussex, widow. Grant, in fee, of the manor of Horton Mabank alias Horton Horsey, Sussex; and all lands in Seall, Bedyng, Aborton, Horton, Hendfeld, and Suthwyk, Sussex, and elsewhere in Sussex, which Thos. Crumwell, late earl of Essex, purchased of Sir John Horsey, son of Sir John Horsey. This grant is made in consideration of the following circumstances:—the said earl, before his attainder, sold the premises for 560l. to Ric. Bellyngesham of Nutymber, Sussex, and in Trinity term 31 Hen. VIII. permitted him to recover seisin against him by writ of entry sur disseizin in le post. Then on the 22 June following the said Ric. Bellyngesham, by Sir Edw. Bray, then sheriff of said co., was placed in full possession of the premises in accordance with a writ of habere facias seisinam; and afterwards by indenture dated 22 Nov. 31 Hen. VIII., sold the premises to the present grantee for 560l. Del. Terlyng, [14] Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.— S.B. (mutilated). Pat. (14 Aug.), p. 3, m. 10.
31. Sir Nic. Hare. To be justice of cos. Chester and Flint vice Sir Will. Sulyard, dec. Del. Terlyng, 14 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 29. Vacated on personal surrender 19 May 37 Hen. VIII.
32. Sir Nic. Hare. Annuity of 100l. Del. Terlyng, 14 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 30.
33. John Baker, the Attorney-General. To be Chancellor of the Exchequer vice Thomas Crumwell earl of Essex, attainted. Del. Terlyng. (fn. 17) —32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 20. Rym. xiv. 702.
34. Sir John Gresham, of London. Grant, in fee, of those manors of Westerham alias Westram, and Edenbrigge alias Edulnebrigge alias Edonbrigge, Kent, lands called Charmauns and two water-mills in Westerham, which belonged to the monastery of St. Peter's, Westminster.
Also that manor of Westerham, and the rectories and churches of Westerham and Edingbrigge, Kent, which belonged to Christchurch, Canterbury; with the advowson of the vicarages of the parish churches and chapels of Westerham and Edyngbrugge.
To hold by rent of 9l. 6s. 9d. The grantee to be exempt from an annual fee of 4l. due from the manor of Westerham to Ant. Denny, esquire of the King's household, and from all corrodies, fees, and other charges, except the above rent, and the following, viz.:—5l. 10s. a year to the bailiff of the said manors; 6s. 8d. a year to the farmers of the demesne; 10s. pension issuing from the said rectory of Westram to the bishop of Rochester; and 16s. every third year to the archdeacon of Rochester for the procurations of the said churches of Westram and Edenbrige. Del. Westm., 16 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (mutilated). Pat. p. 3, m. 5.
35. Th. Godsalve, of Norwich, and John, his son. Grant, in fee, of the manors of Loddon and Hekyngham, Norf., which belonged to Langeley monastery, Norf.; with lands in Loddon, Kyrby, Mundeham, Twete, Elyngham, Thurton, Syselande, Thwaytey, Hekyngham, and Ellowe, Norf. Clear yearly value, 16l. 12s.d.; rent, 33s.d. Del. Terling, 16 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (slightly mutilated). Pat. p. 3, m. 8.
36. Nic. Archebold, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Cheriton, Canterbury dioc., at the King's disposal pro hac vice by the attainder of Will. Jherome, of heresy “Hamptoncort,” 10 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII Del. Terlyng, 17 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 38
37. Kent.—Special commission of oyer and terminer to Sir Geo. Broke, lord Cobham, Sir Chr. Hales, M.R., John Baker, Attorney-General, Sir Thos. Nevell, Sir Will. Fynche, James Hales, serjeant-at-law, John Guldeforde, Will. Roper, Walter Hendeley, Ant. Sandys, John Boyse, Thos. Wylford, and James Crowmer. Terlyng, 21 Aug.— Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 17d.
38. Commission of gaol-delivery.
Gloucester town gaol:—Rob. Pole, mayor, Edm. Marvyn and Thos. Bromley, King's serjeants-at-law, Thos. Lane, John Arnold, Arthur Porter, John Fawconer, Hen. Marmyon, Thos. Bell, Thos. Payne, John Redbyn, and Thos. Lovedaye. Leyer Marney, 26 Aug.—Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 12d.
39. Wemund Carewe, Geo. Owen, M.D., and John Eveley. Next presentation to the parish church of Dichesiatt, Somers., appropriated to the late monastery of St. Mary, Glastonbury, dissolved by the attainder of Richard, the late abbot. Del. Leyer Marney, 26 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (fn. 18) Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
40. Sir Ralph Sadleyr, of Hackney, Midd. Grant, in fee, of the house, &c., of the late monastery of Selbye, Yorks., and lands, described, in the towns, fields, &c., of Selbie, Steyner, Thorpe, Wystoo, and Brayton, Yorks., which belonged to the same; the water of Owse, with the fishery therein, in tenure of Ric. Kyrke; and the fishery of “le dame” and “lez carrez,” in the lordship of Selbie; and the whole water of Crowle and fishery thereof, Linc.; with the liberty of having swans upon the said water of Crowley; in as full manner as the last abbot held the same, Otland, 16 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Leyer Marney, 28 Aug.—P.S. (slightly mutilated). Pat. p. 3, m. 14.
41. John Ryther. To be receiver of the possessions in cos. Sussex, Essex, Leic., York, Camb., Surrey, Linc., Suff., Devon, Wilts, Midd., Kent, Dorset, Herts, Warw., Oxon, Northt., Norf., and in the city of London, and elsewhere in England, which came to the Crown by the attainder of Thos., late earl of Essex; with fees of 26l. a year, and 20s. per 100l. on the issues of his office. Del. Leyer Marney, 28 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 5.
42. John Ryther. To be keeper of the chief mansion or messuage and gardens in the city of London, late of Thomas earl of Essex, with fees of 6d. a day. Del. Leyer .Marney, 28 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. .Pat. p. 6, m. 29.
43. Hen. Polsted. To be overseer of the possessions of Thomas, late earl of Essex, attainted; with fees of 20l. a year. Del. Leyer Marney, 28 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.— S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 26.
44. Commission of gaol-delivery.
Newgate gaol, London:— Sir Will. Holles, Sir Ralph Waren, Sir Ric. Gresham, Sir Roger Cholmeley, serjeant-at-law, Bob. Chydley, and Rob. Broke. Leyer Marney, 28 Aug.—Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 12d.
45. Commission to Edm., bp. of London, Thos. Thyrleby, bp. elect of Westminster, Sir Edw. Carne, John Olyver, Ric. Gwent, Ant. Bellyses, and William Ryvet, doctors of law, to hear and determine the complaint of Thos. Parry against Anne Fortescue, widow, with whom he had contracted marriage, for having separated herself from him and deprived him of conjugal rights. Del. Leyer Marney, 28 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 34d.
46. Ant. Bellisys, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Hertilburye, Worc, dioc, vice Thos. Garrerd, attainted. Del. Leyr Maney (sic), 29 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 34.


  • 1. These anwers given in § 3 are inserted here for convenience.
  • 2. The translation in § 3.
  • 3. The French is “franchises.”
  • 4. Kennerday, Stephens, Pelham and Broke. See No. 460.
  • 5. Makfarsen in § 2.
  • 6. Akerhouse in § 2.
  • 7. To the Prince of Orange.
  • 8. The Queen's son, Francis duke of Longueville.
  • 9. Francis count d'Aumale, eldest son or the duke of Guise.
  • 10. Victoria Farnese, daughter of the duke of Castro.
  • 11. Francis count d' Aumale.
  • 12. Victoria Farnese.
  • 13. Francis duke of Longueville.
  • 14. The duke and duchess of Guise.
  • 15. Francis count d'Aumale.
  • 16. Apparently the writer meant “Nostre Dame de Mi-Août” (Our Lady of Mid-August, i.e., the Assumption, 15 August).
  • 17. Date of month and day omitted. The Lord Chancellor appears to have been at Terlyng from the 14th to the 21st August, and perhaps a day or two after.
  • 18. The S.B is endorsed:—“ A confirmation of a voisen of the parsonage of Dichesiatt, Somers., for Dr. Raynold, at the suit of Mr. Seyntleger.”