Henry VIII: November 1540, 26-30

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 16, 1540-1541. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1898.

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November 1540, 26–30

26 Nov. 293. Robert Wauchop, Abp. of Armagh, to Card. Farnese.
Asks aid in money for Cochlæus towards the expense of printing Catholic books in Germany. Worms, 26 Nov. 1540.
27 Nov. 294. Wriothesley to the Council in London.
R. O. On Wednesday night letters arrived from Sir Wm. Evers in answer to theirs. Encloses the letters, which are to be answered by the Council and sent back here. Encloses a letter to my lord Privy Seal from Basing. When you have seen it the King desires you to send for the Emperor's ambassador and advertise him “in sober and modest wise” how the King's subjects are treated, and pray him to write to his master for redress. Basing is to have more money sent him. Call Sir Brian Tuke and Mr. Gostyk to show how much he has had already and send your advice how much more relief he should have. Basing's letter also to be returned to the Court. Encloses a letter from Mr. Wiat, “which is thought to be of some weight,” to be returned to the Court or hither; an abstract of it is sent to my lord of Winchester by bearer.
Corrected draft, in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 2. Endd.: The copy of Mr. Secretary Wriothesley's letter sent to the lords at London, 27 Nov.
28 Nov. 295. Gardiner and Knevet to Pate.
R. O.
St. P., viii.
Have arrived at Calais on their way to the Emperor's Court, with “letters of comfort” from the King for Pate's return to England upon their arrival. He is to keep this secret, prepare for his journey, and advertise them where to find the Emperor. On coming nearer the Court they will ask him to find them a lodging. Calais, 28 (fn. 1) Nov. Signed: Ste. Winton: H. Knevet.
In Gardiner's hand, p. 1. Slightly mutilated. Add. Endd.
28 [Nov.] 296. Nicholas Wotton to Henry VIII.
R. O. “Hit maye please your … certeyn tale to be … an insurrection tha … against your Majesty … your Majesty, I came to Du[isseldorpe] … with sume of the Cownsell, they … To whome I shewid what I had herde … saying that not onelye it was an abomynable and [devi]lisshelye ynventid lye, but also hit didde tende to the derogati[on o]f your Majestyes honour”; and that, as it was openly bruited, the Duke and his Council must have heard of it, and I wondered they had not forbidden such tales, as the King would have done in England had such tales been bruited against the Duke. “I sayd [I] thought I cowde do no lesse then to cawse the Duke to be [adver]tysed hee[reof,] desyring the said Doctor Heresbac[h] … who therupon retournidde … afterwarde brought … was come to the … ge shuld be heere spoken of and that … made, to fynde owte the author or … d have punished, yf he had ben of … he p'ceyved that the tale was brought owte … by Brabanters and other straungers passing thou … contrey, first publisshed, and such a hole tale [m]ade of it, and so constantlye affirmed to be true” that it was difficult to make people disbelieve it; but the Duke had done and would do his best to extinguish the rumour.
They as yet show me nothing of their matters of France, overtures with the duke of Brunswick or with the Paltzgrave Frederic at the Duke's late being at Hampach.
At the Diet of Hagenow were chosen 11 princes to arrange the dissensions in Germany. The duke of Cleves is one of them, and has already sent two of his council to Wormes, where the 11, or their deputies, meet. “The ij [that the Du]ke hathe sente thither be the provost Vlatten, that [appeared for the said] Duke at Hagenoe, and Doctor Heresbach [that was sent unto] your Majestye yn England. They tooke [their departure thitherwar]des yesterdaye and seeme to be yn good hope that [their journ]ey shall take sum [me go]od effecte, and reken that party … [G]ermanye begynne [to con]syder that these dissensions be not … profitable for …” Duisseldorpe, 28 [Nov.] 1540.
In Wotton's hand, mutilated, pp. 3. Add.
29 Nov. 297. Lord Mawtravers to the Council.
R. O. According to their letters of the 16th concerning Stephen the Almayne (Francis Halle being joined with him) making the “platte” of the Marches, has caused them to “peruse” the country and take special note about Cowbridge, &c., and now sends the said Stephen back. Calais, 29 Nov.
P.S. in his own hand: I found means that Stephen the bearer, with Francis Hawle and Henry Palmer, bailly of Guisnes, was a day in Arde with the captain there. He saw enough to show the King all their fortifications. Signed.
1. Add.: attending the King's person. Endd.: Deputy of Calais.
298. Francis Hall in Flanders.
R. O. “The sum of Francis Halles doings at his late being in Flanders.”
Sent thither by the lord Deputy to see and hear, because the Court was so near, he found the Emperor at St. Omer's, but had small entertainment of his old acquaintance and of the Italians who were lately in England, (fn. 2) although he had shown them all pleasure at Calais. At last, the morrow after his coming, being at the great church where the Emperor heard mass, the Great Master, Mons. de Reux, spied him and most lovingly bade him welcome, saying “The last time we were together we had a journey if we had been so happy to have followed it and to have tarried it out; but I trust once or I die to see as good or a better, and also that we shall have more help and assistance of Englishmen.” Hall thanked him for himself and John Wingfield, for whom De Reux enquired; and then he told the Emperor, who “stayed coming down the chancel and took him by the hand, gently lifting him up when he would have kneeled,” and thanked him for his services in the last wars. The Great Master then bade him to dinner, and after dinner told him of the pains the Emperor took to keep his countries in peace; but that Cicile, Naples, and Italy be full of factions and in great danger of the Turk, against whom war might easily be made if they could trust their neighbours at home, especially the French, whose fair words were like “the holiness of monks of the Charterhouse, which is but dissimuled”; for the French king has even now with him, or coming to him, an ambassador from the Turk, with 100 horse. He concluded that the disorder of the world was such that it passed man's power to rectify. He asked “of my lord of Winchester, etc.”, and spoke of the “strangeness that hath been” between the King and the Emperor upon the matter of the Dowager, in which the Emperor acted like a friend; “but that matter,” quoth he, “was at appoint long sithens.” He then said an ordinance was made in England for merchandise to be carried only in English bottoms, and the Emperor must make the like for his dominions. He asked after my lord Prince, the lady Anne of Cleves, the lord Lisle, the lord Deputy that now is, and the Porter, and of the matter of Cowbridge. Then he said they and we had a shrewd neighbour is Arde, which was worse than Tirwanne; it appears the Burgundians would gladly have it destroyed. The abbot of Eloy beside Arras had sent word that the cardinal of Lorayn had sent to know whether he would give him a dinner when the Emperor should be at Arras, “which is all the knowledge that he had of his coming.” The Emperor carries with him many captains of the Low Parts.
Finally the prince of Salerno and some of the Italians bade him weclome. Mons. de Molembes made him good entertainment. Mons. de Turneham, son and heir to Mons. de Beavres, came to Calais upon the return of Hall, who, by the Deputy's command, kept him company there. On leaving, he spoke of the strength of Beauchamp's Tower and also said it was time the King provided a husband for my lady Mary, and he and the gentlemen with him wished she were married to the Emperor, “saying how the late Cardinal (fn. 3) wept when he heard that the Emperor had left her for the daughter of Portingall, adding that it was the worst deed that ever he did for himself.” This Mons. de Turneham praised the Emperor, but misliked that he was so governed by them of the long robe. He said the Cardinal of Lorayn should come to Arras.
Hall, Stephen th'Almayn, and Henry Palmer could not get into Arde till they had the captain's licence “and all that progress is referred to Stephen.” He (Hall) has had the lady Lisle and three of her folk 27 weeks and cannot, without help, longer maintain them.
In Wriothesley's hand, pp. 4. Endd.: A transumpt of Fraunces Haules letters.
30 Nov. 299. Lord Mawtravers to the Council.
R. O. Sinister suits have lately been made to the King for rooms of 8d. and 6d. a day here. Reminds them what weakness to the town has been the admission of such inexperienced persons, how much the hope of due execution of the Act of Parliament has induced honest, able, and active men to resort hither, and how the King, by letters patent, granted Mawtravers the nomination of all such rooms. Begs them to make suit to the King that the said Act “take his full effect.” Calais, 30 Nov. 1540.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: attending the King's person. Endd.: Deputy of Calais.
30 Nov. 300. The Privy Council to Wriothesley.
R. O. According to your letters of the 27th inst., we have subscribed and despatched the letters to Sir Wm. Evre in answer to his. We have since received the original of Evre's letter of 4 Oct. from Horseley, who said he had been desired to deliver it if he could before a certain day or else retain it. We have written to Sir Wm. marvelling that he should give Horseley such a commission, and asking the cause. We have had the Emperor's ambassador with us, who has promised to write both to the Emperor and the Council in Spain. Have examined Sir Brian Tuke and John Gostwyke for money defrayed to Basing at his going to Spain. Gostwyke defrayed none; Tuke has defrayed as in a schedule enclosed. Return all the originals he sent, together with the original of Sir Wm. Evre's letter. Westm., 30 Nov. Signed by Audeley, Norfolk, Suffolk, Sussex, Hertford, Durham, Ryche, and John Baker.
1. Add.: To, &c., Sir Thomas Wryothesley, knight, Secretary to the King's Majesty. Endd.
ii. Money paid to Roger Basinge, the King's servant, sent into Spain for the provision of “jenetts”: by Sir Brian Tuke, treasurer of the Chamber.
Upon letters of Thos. lord Crumwell earl of Essex, late attainted, dated—
(1.) 14 May 32 Hen. VIII., 200l., and
(2.) 24 May 32 Hen. VIII., 200l.
Small slip.
30 Nov. 301. Anthoinette de Bourbon to the Queen of Scotland.
MS., ii. 22.
Adv. Lib.,
Has had no opportunity for a long time of sending her news. Has delivered this packet to Merainvylle, who is going into our lands of Normandy, who will endeavour to forward it. “Puis Guyse et La Fere, dont vous escryvys pleuseurs fois, apres avoir seu de vos nouvelles par vostre conteroleur jay receu ungne lestres de vous” brought by Jaques, your aide-de-chambre, showing that the King and you made good cheer, but that you had some trouble about the nurse of this pretty little Prince, whose milk had failed, and that after getting another he had fallen ill some days after the change. Is not surprised, for there are few that are not the worse of such a change. After receiving her letter, could not refrain from writing to express her anxiety; feels so much affection for this little creature whom she has never seen. “Je ne (n'ay) point dormye en set endret vous voir avoir repos, combien jen aye en set andret sy en ay je peu en aultres”; for we are continually occupied with the marriage of your brother. (fn. 4) There seemed danger of a breaking off, but I have had letters by which it seems everything “se rabylle.” The whole is conducted by the King, but I am not without anxiety. I think, by the first letters that come, an end will be made, “pour nous rafrechir.” I am busy about your sister. (fn. 5) The duke of Ascot has sent to ask her for his eldest son, the prince of Chymay, aged about 20, handsome and honest, it is said, “luy fesant bon son partage envyron sincquente mylle lyvres de rente, ses freres party, en belle piece comme la duche d'Ascot, la principaulte de Chymay, coute de Beaumont et la conte de Pourcyem.” Most of the property is about and near Guise. I have informed your father, (fn. 6) who is at the Court, and he approves, and has spoken of it to the King and our brothers, who all consent, and especially my brother-in-law (fn. 7) and my mother. (fn. 8) It is arranged that, on the Conception of Our Lady next, we shall meet at Bar and see if we can agree about it. They have made no demand of us as yet nor we of them. My brother-in-law wishes the meeting to be at his house. I think your father will be there. If he is hindered, he has sent word that he will send me power to transact the business. If matters are arranged she will be well lodged. It is a great anxiety to have two marriages on hand. Your little man (fn. 9) here is very well, and grows big and handsome. The Marquis's (fn. 10) two children are dead. “L'on est toujours apres mestre Madame de Longueville en tutelle. Elle y resiste le myeux qu'elle peut et s'aide de Madame de Nemours; sy, croie par quelque moyen que se soit que l'on mestra ordre en son fait, dont est besoing.” The rest of your affairs are going on well. You will learn more from your controller, whose return I wish for soon. 30 Nov.
Sends commendations to the King.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add. Endd.: Madame de Guise.
30 Nov. 302. Card. Pole to Stanislaus Osius Polonus.
Poli Epp., ii.,
Comes now, after some years, to answer Stanislaus' letters of congratulation upon his promotion to the Cardinalate. The cause of delay was not forgetfulness or that the letters were not received, but that Pole was, when he received them, engaged in certain very difficult affairs, which afterwards led him far from Rome, to provinces from which there was no opportunity of sending letters. As he assisted Stanislaus as a young man at Padua first giving his study to letters, so now he rejoices to hear that these talents have borne notable fruit. Rome, 30 Nov. 1540.
Nov. 303. Henry VIII. to the Deputy and Council of Calais.
R. O. Desiring “in all events and chances” to have his ordnance there in order, both the ordinary in charge of the master of Ordnance there and the extraordinary in charge of Sir Chr. Morres, master of his Ordnance, sends over Mores to view the ordnance and fortifications of Calais. Joins with him in the commission, the master of the Ordnance there, Francis Haule, and Ric. Lee, the surveyor, and sends with him 300 artificers and labourers, “meet to work and also to supply the places of good men if the case should so require,” whereof 100 are to be employed at Guisnes castle and the rest at Calais. The sum of 1,000l. shall be delivered to you, Sir Edw. Wotton, our treasurer there, for their wages and the furniture of ordnance; and you and Sir Edw. Ringeley, to whose offices the oversight of these things chiefly appertains, are to see that the money is not wasted.
Corrected draft, in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 3. Endd.: “Minute of the King's Majesty's letters to the Deputy and Council of Calais at the sending thither of Sir Xpofer Morres, mens. Novemb.”
304. Lord Leonard Grey.
R. O. i. Sentleger to the Council.
Has signed every leaf of this book at the request of some of lord Leonard's friends and to show that he has examined all the deponents upon oath. Remained in Dublin at great peril from the sickness; and had to omit examining many witnesses and only take depositions upon the abridgments sent from the King, as he was commanded to send the book by Hallowtide last, which he could not possibly do.
Hol., p. 1. Begins: “My singular good lords.”
*** The examinations which follow are generally so concisely worded that the details they contain cannot be well indicated in abstract.
ii. Depositions of certain of the Council upon certain articles of treason objected against the lord Leonard. (fn. 11)
1. Viscount Gormanston, the baron of Delvyn, lords Kyllyne and Dunsany, the officers of Athboy, Navan, and Trim, and many others complained of their spoiling (which Grey justified by a proclamation in the field), saying the order to swim over a water was unreasonable. The Council and Commissioners examined the proclamation, and found no such clause. Dyllon, a captain of the West, had his horse given to OMulmoy, his enemy. Grey returned, leaving the army and ordnance among the enemy. 2. See the 4th article. 3. Grey was privy to the indictment, and Stephen a Parry was indicted for the same; yet Asbold and the last OMore's sons, who were also indicted, resorted freely to him. The King's solicitor said the jury would also have indicted Grey, but the justices forbade it. 4. Release of Sexton, in ward for succouring a friar in Limerick who had preached traitorously; (fn. 12) Tybbot FitzPiers, an adherent of Thomas Fitzgerald; the dean of Dyrrey, for practising with the king of Scots to aid ODonell, and for provision from Rome; and one More, for provision of the bpric. of Enactuanensis (fn. 13) from Rome. 5. Marvel at his taking the artillery (especially bills and pikes which he had no men to use) to Galway, lying open upon Spain; also at his going there (where his proceedings were very suspect) unknown to the Council. The artillery is there yet, and cannot be brought home without a large army, or by sea at great risk of shipwreck, outward enemies, and pirates. 6. The King ordered him to be advised by certain of the Council, but he chiefly trusted Gerald McGarrad, OChonor (and the last OMore's sons and Fergananym Okarwell), and Prior Walshe and his brother, sons of Wm. Walshe, Kildare's standard bearer. He sent Prior Walshe to ODonell and ONeill against our wills; whereof ensued their conspiracy. He had us in such displeasure that we must needs more things to him through Thos. Hoothe, an old servant of Kildare, and one James Bathe. Suspected him when they saw him advancing the Geraldines and suppressing Ormond. 7. Gerald McGerarde, son to Sir Gerot Shanesson, head of the bastard Geraldines, who have ever been traitors, was Thomas Fitzgerald's chief captain; and yet Grey made him marshal of the Irish host, gave him rule “among the Farrolles and in Westmyth,” and used his mediation with the Irish.
“The probations of the articles comprised in the earl of Ormond's book”:—
1, 2, 3. We say that Grey did animate the last O'More's sons, fosterbrethren and abettors of Thos. Fitzgerald, to attack the Earl and his friend O'More. Upon Donough OKarwell's death he gave his signory of Ely to Fergananym, brother-in-law and adherent to Thomas Fitzgerald (having no pardon for his treason or the murder of William Moyle, son of Donough O'Karwell, while the King's hostage), and excluded Donough's sons, who had taken the King's part, from the lordship of Ely and from Byr and Moderhenny castles, which they held under Ormond. 4. On coming to Munster he made no challenge to Desmond for having, just before, conveyed his nephew, young Gerald, James Delahide, and that rabble of traitors to OBryen; but made “the lord McMoryce of Kyerry, McArty More, Cormokogea's sons” and other great men of Munster, pay obedience to him as to an earl of Desmond, “delivering divers of them by the hand” to the said Desmond. The keepers of Crum and Adare, beside Limerick, seeing them so friendly, feared to be delivered over to Desmond, and fled away, and Desmond entered into them. Connor O'Kallighan was made constable of Adare, presumably by his assent, as the previous constable's suit to be restored was disallowed. Desmond has since written that Grey promised him the castle of Carryk Ogenyll. 5. O'Bryen (that then was), foster-father to Thomas Fitzgerald, had married Desmond's “right” cousin Ellys, (fn. 14) and aided him in conveying young Gerald into Connaught. Morgho OBryen was at discord with his brother O'Bryen, yet Grey attacked the said Morgho, and delivered his chief manor to O'Bryen. 6. In Connaught he deposed McWilliam in favour of Uiicke Burke, a bastard, who had had the conveyance of young Gerald as aforesaid. 7. OMore's sons, and one Asbold, robbed Oughterin and other of Ormond's lands by Grey's consent. Grey confessed before us, the Chancellor, abp. of Dublin, prior of St. John's, Chief Justice, and Brabazon, and before Ric. Delahide, then chief baron, that he licensed them to rob Tullogh in Ofelym and any other of Ormond's lands. 8. Though indicted for this, OMore's sons and Asbold resorted to Grey as before. 9. True. Ormond came to revenge the robbing of Oghteryn by OMore's sons, but Grey went out to Athye to defend them, and sent the lord of Kilcullen and John Darcy to stop him, whereupon Ormond went to Dublin with OMore; and Grey put OMore in prison, and let the malefactors return home. 10 and 11. Leveroux, young Gerald's tutor, was a traitor in the rebellion time, and, upon the arrival of Skeffington and expulsion of Thomas Fitzgerald, fled to the Irishry. Afterward he was daily conversant with Grey, and reputed chaplain and overseer of his house, and he and young Gerald, after the apprehension of the Geraldines, continued in Kildare, and might easily have been taken. 12. Robt. Walshe was attainted by Parliament, and yet was Grey's servant, and kept the door of his chamber and that of the Parliament House and Council Chamber, and might easily have been apprehended. 13. He advanced Fergananym as aforesaid, and in all the journey westward advanced none but Geraldines. 14. Know not that Desmond made the rebellion by Grey's express command; but he could never have done it had he not been strengthened by Grey. 15. Donough OBryen, eldest son to OBryen, was wounded in the King's service at the last rebellion. He has complained to us that, in the last journey, while he was with Grey, his lands were spoiled by Desmond, and his brother's castle delivered to OBryen and his wife. 16. Grey favoured the Geraldines and persecuted the Butlers. 17. He persecuted Neil More, enemy to ONeile, and Arte McFelym, being upon the King's peace, and made Donell Oge Magunesse foster to ONeil, and son-in-law to O'Donell, chief of that country. He was made “gossope” to ONeyle, and aided him to take Maguyre's castle, and so forced ODonell to join with ONeil. 19. True as to releasing the dean of Derry. That he went eftsoons to Scotland is deposed by a messenger (fn. 15) of young Gerald. 20. He released O'Chonor's best son, Rory OMore, and other pledges, whose owners would not have rebelled had they remained in pledge. 21. Cahir OChonor has affirmed it. 22. A little before the insurrection of ONeil and ODonell he committed OKarrolle's son and Donogh O'Karroll, being hostages, to OChonor, refusing to give them to Ormond. 23. Cannot depose but of the last OMore's sons. Signed: John Alen Ch'unceler—George Dublin.—Edwardus Miden.—J. Rawson, knight, &c.—Will'm Brabason—Gerald Aylmer, justice—Robert Cowley, Mr. of Rolls—Edwarde Basnet, dean.
Memorandum by Sentleger that the above signatories have been sworn to the truth of the premises.
Pp. 10.
iii. Deposition of the bp. of Meath.
(1.) The King willed Grey to be advised by his Secret Council; but he would say “he would drink no more must,” meaning that where they said he must do thus and thus he would not, but be at his own liberty. (2.) Once in the rood loft at St. Patrick's when the Council advised him against his appetite, he called the Chief Justice, knave. (3.) He was ruled by a rabblement of light persons as Stephen Aparry, Hen. Hooke, George Greceleffe, Lute, and George Barrett. (4.) Though affairs required that the Garrentynes should be suppressed, he consulted most Justice Hothe and James Bathe, who married Edw. Fitzgarrett's sister. (5.) Favoured adherents of Thomas Fitzgerald, as John Fyllde, of Painston, who in open market called the King heretic, Prior Walshe whose brother was the said Thomas' chief councillor, and Robert Walshe; which Walshes were his messengers to ONeil, Odonell, and OBryen, “as I suppose, for no good.” (6.) He loved the mother of the traitor, his nephew, above all his brethren and sisterne. What affection he then beareth to her son may be judged. (7.) Genett Plunkett, widow to Baron Delahide, told me in Dublin Castle, when I reported that Grey called her husband traitor, that Grey commanded the foster-mothers of the traitor Garrett not to trust him with the child. Sir John Whiete was present. She heard it in her father's house, who did foster Edward Fitzgarrett, brother to the said Garrett. (8.) None durst oppose him in the Council. Once at Drogheda, when I did so “he did bend his fist, saying that he would for a little give me on the mouth and think he had so done but that I did avoid and departed from the Council.” (9.) At the time of the conspiracy of Reynold Pole with the marquis of Exeter and Montague he got the Council's consent to a parley with Desmond in OKarrell's country, “who married the sister of the traitor Thomas in his father's days.” He promised to stay a week, but went on to Limerick and Galway, and was away six weeks, “and about his return, it was openly known that the foresaid treason was detect.” Whether he “had any knowledge of their affairs God knoweth; surely they were noted to be his familiar and great friends.” (10.) Disclosed this in the Council at Novan, and of likelihood it was shown him, for he never favoured me after. (11.) He had a boy who had been with Lord Montague four or five years, whom he greatly favoured, and sent, as the boy's mother said, to ONeil's country and to the traitor Garret, his (the boy's) foster-brother, in ODonell's country. Signed.
iv. Ormond's deposition, for “proving of certain articles (fn. 16) of treason, sent from England.”
1. His brother, Ric. Butler, Grace, the baron of Browmesforde, and others reported this. Grey excused it by a proclamation, but failed to prove this before the present Deputy and his fellows, then Commissioners. 2. Cahir McArt and Tibbot FitzPiers were high offenders. The former was brought from Seintloo's custody in Waterford gaol; and both were suffered to escape. 3. True, as appears by his deposition concerning the entertainment of Ashpoll and Robt. Walshe. 4. The dean of Dyr, and Edin. Sextene, put in Dublin Castle for treason, released. 5. Influence of OConor, James of Desmond, OBrene, Gerald McGerot, Prior Walshe, John Felde, Sir Wm. Tute, and Thos. Albenaghe, rank traitors in the last rebellion. 6. Gerald McGerald made marshal of the host. 7. Spoil of Oghteryn by OMore's sons and Edw. Asbold. Was present (with others named) at the Council at Kilmainham when his father alleged it, and Grey confessed that he had licensed OMore's sons to spoil Tullaghe in Offelym and any of Ormond's lands. Edw. Ashpoll's confession of it. 8. and 9. Advancement of Fergananym OKerroll, who murdered Wm. Moyle OKerroll, eldest son to Donogh OKerroll and the King's hostage, while out upon sureties (accepted by Grey in presence of the present Deputy), and also murdered Brene OKennedy, Wm. Fyn Ashpoll, and other of Ormond's servants in Modren Castle. Describes how he wrote to Grey, and sent Humph. Sextene and John White to him, saying that if there was anything against Ormond's tenants, the keepers of Modren and Byrr castles, they should be sent to Dublin for trial, and desiring that the castles should not be delivered to disobedient Irish, especially Fergananym. 10. Friendship with Desmond, who (being known to have conveyed young Gerot to OBrene) received from Grey the hostages of Dermot OMulryan and OBrene. Keepers of Crome and Adare fearing this friendship, deserted their castles. Presumption that he condescended to Desmond's conveying away young Gerald. Desmond never before tried to disinherit deponent of the lands he holds in right of his wife. (fn. 17) 11. OBrien received young Gerald and his rabble from Desmond, and sent them on to McWilliam's country. A month after, Grey and Desmond were aiding OBrien against Morgho OBrien. Ormond's father moved this to the Council. 12. That Ulluc Burge was made McWilliam for having entertained young Gerald was reported to deponent's father. It is certain that Grey then made him McWilliam. 13. Kedagh O'More, being with Thomas Fitzgerald burning, murdering, and destroying in Kilkenny, grievously wounded deponent. Patrick OMore, another of the late OMore's sons, slew his brother, Thomas Butler, both deponent and his brother, Richard Butler, being present. As to Ashpoll and the O'Mores, refers to article 7. 14. True, by article 7. 15. Ormond's father prohibited from avenging this attack of the O'Mores. OMore imprisoned, until discharged by the King's letters, sent by the Chancellor and Chief Justice; and and OMore's sons, being dismissed, destroyed his country in his absence. 16. Concerning Lewrous, schoolmaster to young Gerald, is true by report. 17. Young Gerald and his schoolmaster were a long time within the Pale at the Deputy's commandment. 18. Saw Robt. Walshe attending Grey. The late baron of Delvyn and others grudged when they saw him keeping the door at a parliament or grand council, knowing him to have been Thomas Fitzgerald's standard bearer. After being attainted by Parliament, he continued in Grey's service, and then went to young Gerald, with whom he remains. 19. Refers to 8th and 9th articles. 20. He had such “privy intelligence and familiarity” with Desmond as might make good subjects think he abetted Desmond to “illness.” In two years Desmond, by destroying lord Roche, Cormoke Ooge's sons, and others who had served the King under Ormond in Thomas Fitzgerald's rebellion, and by the delivery of Gerald McShane and others “to him by the hand,” gained great strength, and was at continual strife with deponent. Grey aided Desmond and prevented Brabazon from aiding deponent. 21. Donogh OBrene was not only ready to come in as the article supposes, but actually with Grey at the time his lands were spoiled. In the rebellion he assisted Ormond's father and received 18 wounds. His brother Donald's castle was taken and delivered to OBrene. 22. The advancement of Geraldines as OKerroll, OConor, Desmond, OBrene, the late O'More's sons, and the Red OByrnes sept, and oppression of Donogh OBrene, Donogh OKerroll, Cormok Oge's sons, and all who had served under Ormond, is notorious. Before the Council at Kilmainham, deponent told Grey it ill suited him to expel the King's true subjects and give their inheritance to any Irish rebel. Grey, in a fury, said that had deponent and his father been keeping Modrenny “he would have striken off both their heads and set them on the castle top.” 23, 24, and 25. Has heard them averred by divers of the Council. 26. Had the pledges, OChonor's eldest son and Rory O'More, OBrenys son, Dermot OMulryan's son, OKerroll's son, and OMaddyn's son, been kept, their owners would not have joined the last rebellion. 27. Cahir OChonor has said his brother detained such “fawcons.” 28. Returning from Limerick from the parley with Desmond, they breakfasted in the field beside Caames, the abp. of Casshell's house, and spoke of the combination of ONeil and ODonell. It was thought that OKerroll that now is and the Callogh OKerroll, son to the late OKerroll, should put their pledges in indifferent hands, and the parties, being present, would have given them to deponent, but Grey refused, and gave them to OConnor, who within 16 days joined ONeil and ODonell. As to “express commandment,” he has seen the letter signed by the King's own hand. 29. Leys is in co. Kildare, and the late OMore's sons, have robbed O'More's tenants there by Grey's procurement. Signed.
Certificate that Ormond has sworn to the above. Signed by Sentleger, Mynne, Cavendish, Alen, G. abp. of Dublin, Aylmer, Lutrel, James Bathe, baron, and Cowley.
v. (1.) The article 56 of Vol. XV., No. 830. Signed by Ormond, Brabazon, and Aylmer.
(2.) Article 61 of the same. Signed by Alen, Ormond, the abp. of Dublin, and Aylmer.
(3.) Article 84 of the same. Signed by Brereton.
vi. (fn. 18) Diary of Grey's proceedings in the journey made in Munster, Thomond, and Connaught, by John Darcey, gentleman usher to the King, then present. (fn. 19)
Very circumstantial account, in 14 numbered articles, giving special prominence to points making against Grey, as his favour to Geraldines, familiarity with Desmond, leaving the artillery in Galway and the like. For instance, 21 June:—Went to a castle in OMolmohe's country, being in possession of Donyll OMolmohe's son who married the late OKarroll's daughter (which OKerall served the King under Ormond all the last rebellion), and took the castle and delivered it to OMolmohe that served the contrary part all that rebellion. For this OMolmohe gave Stephen Aparry 20 [kin]e besides what he gave to the Deputy and the rest of th'a[rmy]. Again on the 22nd:—They expulsed from Birr castle “the true inheritors of the same,” who took the King's part with the late loyal OKerroll and delivered it to the disloyal OKerroll that now is, who took the Geraldines' part and married Kildare's daughter; and so marched through Ormond, leaving neither church nor village unrobbed, &c., &c. Signed: John Darcy —S. W. B. (fn. 20) —Thomas T'rell (Terrell).
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vii. (fn. 18) Sir Jenico Preston, viscount Gormanston, agrees with Darcy's account, saving that he knows not what rewards were received. It was reported in camp that young Gerald and his aunt Eleanor passed from Desmond to OBrene, thence to Ullyke de Burgo, thence to OConner Roo of Roscommon, and thence to ODonyll only 14 days before. As to taking the horses, &c., from the baron of Delvyne and others in OConnor's country, he was present, and confesses the article to be true. Signed: Jenico vicunt of G.
P. 1. In Sentleger's hand.
viii. Deposition of Bartholomew Striche, of Limerick, taken 20 Oct., before the Deputy and Council.
Two years past Edm. Sexten was, for treason, committed to Dublin Castle, and after a while released by Lord Leonard, as was said. Returning to Limerick, he was accused on the same charge, and he and deponent went to England, where they were ordered to go again before the Council in Ireland. Went then to Drogheda and presented the King's pleasure to Grey in presence of the Lord Chancellor and Master of the Rolls; who said he knew the cause would be remitted, and blamed Striche for taking it to England. Then Grey said Sexten was a false knave. Deponent said his Lordship had cause to say so, for Sexten had reported in England that he practised with a friar who preached against the King in Limerick. Grey said that when in Limerick he had charged Sexten to bring the friar before him, which was not done; and, before Sexten went to England, he and Justice Houthe brought Grey “a placard with an antedate” authorising Sexten to speak with the friar, and Grey signed it. At these words the Chancellor said to the Master of the Rolls, “Note this and mark this.” By this placard Sexten thought to excuse his default in conveying the friar. Signed: by me, Bartholomew Streche.
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ix. Examination of John Bande, late steward to Lord Leonard, 23 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.
Grey was familiar with Geraldines as Justice Hothe, Baron Bathe, Prior Welshe, Sir Gerald Fizgerrot, John Feld, the Ashepoles, and Sir Wm. Tute, who was Grey's chaplain. Knows no further. Signed.
x. Examination of the Abp. of Casshell, 24 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.
1. Fergananym OKerroll took Thomas Fitzgerald's part, and persecuted Donough OKerroll and those who served the King under Ormond. 2. Grey made him OKarwell and captain of the country, and expelled those who sided with Donough OKerroll, who had had a cup of silver and gilt sent him by the King for his good service. 3. Grey robbed divers lands in Ormond; for which the lord of Ormond said he trusted the King would make him “repent the same doing.” 4. Desmond's servants, and the dean of Clone and master of Anny, said Grey had promised Desmond the King's castles of Dungarvan and Carryk Ogynnell, then in Ormond's custody. 5. Desmond combined with OBreen against James FitzMaurice, whom the King intended to make earl of Desmond. 6. Giving “by the hand” to Desmond of Gerald McShane, who had refused to come to the commissioners Sentleger, Paulet, and others; as confessed to deponent by McShane at Clonmell in presence of Alen, Ormond that now is, the abp. of Dublin, and Brabazon. 7. Report that Grey willed adherents of the right heir (fn. 21) to the earldom of Desmond to join the pretended earl. 8. Lord Roche's lands burnt by Desmond; and Ormond ordered not to revenge it. 9. Report that Grey favoured the pretended Desmond more than Ormond. 10. The dean of Clone and master of Anny are the great counsellors of Desmond. 11. As the true heir to the earldom of Desmond was in England, and men expected the King would take his part, they feared to adhere to the pretended earl until Grey set the example. 12. Young Gerald, &c., went to ODonell a month before Grey's coming into Munster. 13, 14. OBrien and Morgho OBrien. 15. In Thomas Fitzgerald's rebellion OBrien forbade his subjects to attend his son Donough under Ormond; but, through deponent's help, Donough raised a retinue. Yet Grey suffered Desmond to destroy Donough's lands. 16. Grey counselled by OConnor, Hothe, McGerald, Prior Welshe, and the like. 17. McMarys, McCartemor, Cormocoge's sons, and others, forced to join Desmond. 18. At the last meeting with Grey, Desmond confessed to deponent that he was combined with OBrien, ONeil, and ODonell; and sent a jack of silk to Sir Gerald McGerald, who, with OConnor and OMolmoye (all Geraldine traitors), were Grey's chief counsellors there. 19. At the same time Grey refused to assist some of Ormond's servants who had gone to skirmish with Desmond's men, saying: “They went thither without my consent, wherefore I will send them no aid.” One Grace, marshal of Ormond's men, asked like aid and was refused. 20. Ormond, that now is, after his order to repair into England, met Desmond, who advised him not to go, as ONeil, ODonell, OConnor, and OMolmoye would meet at Camaraghan to destroy the Pale, and hinted that Grey had enticed them to undo Ormond. Signed: “By Edmund of Cassell.”
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xi. Deposition of James Flemyng, baron of Slane, 23 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.
Reymon McRore's country spoiled immediately after he had served Grey against Nele More, although the McMahons of Ferney were in peace. Divers English slain in this raid, and Sir Patrick Gernon and others taken prisoners, to pay whose ransom Grey had to restore the spoil. That was four years ago. Attack on the Mahonz of Ferney, two years past, in March, in which the constable of Carlingford and others were slain. Reprisals continued by the McMahons upon Uriell and Meath until November, when the Chief Justice and “the prior Dowdall then of (sic) prior off Arde, at Maynothe, made peace betwixt them and the said lord Leonard.” The McMahons paid money to Grey. Signed: J. F., B. off Slane.
Sir Gerald Fleming confesses the same. Signed.
Also Sir George Dowdall, late prior of Arde, who was privy to payments made by the McMahons to Grey (1) in his house at Aide, (2) at Arebrekan, and (3) at Maynooth. Heard the sum was above 160l. Not signed.
Also Patrick Flemyng, who, with his brother John Flemyng, levied the money of Ferney for Grey and it amounted to over 160l. Signed.
Examination of Sir Gerald Flemyng, 23 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.:—Grey's Geraldine counsellors, Sir Gerald McGerald, Leurous, and Robt. Welshe. Signed.
Of George Dowdall, late prior of Ardee, 23 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.:— Sir Gerald Fitzgerald (McGerald), Leurous, and Robt. Welshe. Saw Welshe with young Gerald when sent by Grey to ONeill and ODonnell from the camp beside Ardee. One Wakefield and a company of Englishmen sent to assist ONeil to break McGwier's castle. Not signed.
Of Thomas Casey, 23 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.:—Sir Gerald Fitzgerald put in greater authority in Westmeath than any have been these many years, except the baron of Delvin. His exactions upon Grey's behoof. Signed: Per me, Thom's Kasy.
Of Patrick Flemyng, same day:—Sir Gerald Fitzgerald, Leurous, MacGwier's castle, and Robt. Walshe. Not signed.
Of Oliver Grace, constable of Rathvile, 23 Oct.:—The Christmas before the apprehension of Kildare's brethren, Grey prepared to keep Christmas at Kilkaa and bought of deponent, then constable there, 7 hogsheads of ale (still unpaid for) and delivered them to Lewrous, then comptroller of his house. He also bade Lewrous send for young Gerald and have a chamber ready for him. He then went to Kilkenny and kept Christmas with Ossory, leaving Lewrous at Kilkaa, but young Gerald came not. Favouring Geraldines, as OConnor, OKerroll, McGerald, Prior and Robt. Welshe, and Thos. Albenaghe. Signed.
xii. Examination of Martin Pelles.
Two years past, when Lewrous had been at Maynooth, Prior Welshe and deponent were sent to O'Neil and ODonell to fetch young Gerald. Found young Gerald in O'Neil's camp in Neil Conelois country, but were not suffered to speak with him after the first day. Perceiving Lewrous would not have the boy go with them, he began to suspect Prior Walshe. Spoke to Lewrous plainly, and he answered he had been Grey's ghostly father and knew more of his Lordship's mind than deponent. Saw there a boy who was before in Grey's chamber and had been with lord Montague. This boy was foster brother to young Gerald and persuaded him not to go. Went then with a letter to ODonell, who complained of Grey's helping to break McQuier's castle, who had ever served the King. Prior Welshe then demanded 400 kine, but ODonell would only offer 200 kine, so they departed, and shortly after ODonell joined ONeil. Saw in ONeil's house some of the King's ordnance taken in McQuier's castle. Said to Grey at his return that if he wanted young Gerald he need not trust Prior Walshe nor Lewrous; and immediately afterwards he sent Prior Walshe again to ODonell with a canon called the dean of Dery, who dwelt in ODonell's country, and “was taken coming out of Scotland for ordnance.” Signed.
xiii. Examination of Thos. Alen, late constable of Rathemore, 27 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.
In Sept. “was three years,” being one of Grey's captains, he and his company were discharged, but he afterwards attended Grey in journeys, and notably against OConnor in Offayley, “about this time three years.” Grey went by Bracknoll and camped in a town of ODyn's, 2 miles from Killeghe priory. Heard that Grey went to a dangerous passage of the Barrow and swam his horse over, but durst not swim back and had trees felled across the river by means of which he climbed back. Some who swam over with him had narrow escapes. Yet the baron of Delven and others who would not hazard their lives in swimming over were spoiled of horses and harness and called traitors. Deponent went next day with Chaier OConnor over the ford, which was then so deep that it came up to the highest horses' backs, and it had fallen a yard since the day before. The passage was so dangerous that no wise captain would have passed it. On their return, met the footmen and told John Kelwaie and Robt. Brabazon, whom they took to the captains, that the Deputy's orders were to return that night. They replied that they were under the command of Henry Hooke and George Greneleef, a couple of light fellows. Chaier advised them not to proceed. That night OConnor's galloglasses surprised them and slew Henry Hooke and others. It was pity to see the baron of Delven and other captains and gentlemen spoiled as aforesaid, camping in the enemy's country. Grey then went with his host to the priory aforesaid, which they spoiled of all moveables, although he had given it letters of protection. Grey and Stephen Aphenry left the Treasurer of Wars, the Chancellor, and the host to return alone. Was sent from the Navan to help Kelwaie, then lying at Ardee, to spoil Neil More, who was on the King's peace and had served under Skeffington. Went with Sir Wm. Bremyngham to prey Tirrelagh ORayley, who fled at their approach. Gerald McGerald then said he had Grey's warrant to depredate the King's tenants of “th'Annallie”; which was done. Parley with OChonor “at Christmas was three years,” when Grey appointed deponent to have men ready as soon as he should turn his back to attack and slay OChonor; howbeit OChonor came not. Signed.
Hol. pp.
xiv. [Examination of Cahir OChonor, 25 Oct., concerning two falcons in custody of OConnor, his brother:—Saw them there a little before the apprehension of Thomas Fitzgerald and thinks they have been buried. One of them came out of Byrr castle the night the earl of Kildare was wounded there and was conveyed by Rore OConnor and Wm. Moyle OKarroll.]
Note by Sentleger that this examination is an Irishman's and should be “esteemed accordingly,” and he has therefore cancelled it.
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xv. James Fitzgerald of Ballysonan heard, a fortnight before Grey left, that OConnor had a letter from him willing him to attack the King's subjects as soon as he should hear that Grey was gone to ship; and heard that Alex. Dyrham, now with Sir Wm. Brereton, carried the letter. Preparations to prevent Ormond avenging the spoil of Oghteryn by the old OMore's sons. Signed.
xvi. Deposition of John Darcy of Rathewer, 25 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII., upon the articles (fn. 22) sent out of England.
As in § ii., but more brief (3rd, 4th and 5th articles omitted). Signed: John Darcy — Thomas Terill.
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xvii. Touching the spoiling and robbing of the late Baron of Delvyn and others in Ofayly, &c. James McGerald, constable of Lye, was present and confesses it to be true. Signed: James Fytzgerald.
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xviii. Deposition of Thos. Page, late servant to lord Leonard.
Was, with 24 or 30 others of the army, immediately after the conference with ONeil at which Grey was made ONeil's “gossop,” sent to aid ONeil in taking Maguire's castle. Had 20d. a day each. After taking the castle O'Neil burnt O'Donell's country as far as Slygeagh. Skeffington had left there an organ pipe of brass, 3 chamber pieces and other pieces, which, with 8 handguns and 2 crossbows, fell to ONeil. Names of his companions as far as he remembers:—a priest called — (blank) Wakefold, Thos. Wallees, Rowland Edmond.
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xix. Examination of Thomas Walshe, 26 Oct. 32 Henry VIII.
Was at the taking of Maguire's castle, two years past in August. ODonell afterwards explained to him why he joined ONeil's invasion, thus:—Maguire, his son-in-law, and he, and their fathers before them, had always served the King, so they wrote to Grey that their services might be accepted. For answer he sent 40 men with ONeil (who gave out that 300 more were following) and they broke Maguire's castle and destroyed ODonell's friends, so that he was forced to join ONeil, which he would never have done had Grey accepted him. ODonell added that Prior Walshe and Martin Pelles demanded of him, for Grey, a “bieng” of 800 cattle; which he would not pay. Signed.
xx. Deposition of Edm. Nugent, bp. of Kilmore, 24 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.
Heard by report that Grey was counselled by McGerald, OChonor, Prior Walshe, Robt. Welshe, and Parson Tute, “with other of the Garrerdynes' band, and Bath, now Chief Baron.” Thinks Prior Welshe favoured young Gerald. The said persons took part with Thomas Fitzgerald. McGerald had all rule of Westmeath and the Farrall's country. Signed.
xxi. Examination of Sir Thos. Eustace, lord of Kilcullen, 25 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. upon “the abstract of the articles (fn. 23) sent out of England.”
Answers to all the articles; but most original upon the 2nd of the Council's and the 9th, 11th, and 20th of Ormond's. Signed.
Note by Sentleger that the following also vouched for and signed the above, those who could not write using their fellows to write their names, viz., Jamys McGerald, David Sutton, Ric. Aylmer, Thomas McGerralde, “Remon Baron” (?), Richard Wale, Hub't Fitzgerrot, Philip Cryeff. (All except the 5th being in the same hand.)
Also the following:—Signed: Morys Evstas—Nicholas Wogan—Jhon Evstas—Jamys Fzgaret—Wylliam Ewstace—Rauland Eustace.
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xxii. Examination of Alex. McTherrologhe, captain of galloglasses, 28 Oct. ao predicto, in presence of the Deputy, Chancellor, Ormond, Brereton, marshal, Culley, master of the Rolls, and the dean of St. Patrick's, touching the journey in Munster and to Galway.
Refers to and confirms Darcy's book (§ vi.). Grey's chief advisers were OConnor, McGerald, OKarell, Aparry, and Albanacke. Grey “had for his conduct through OBren's country, but a footman and a simple gallowglas with a silver axe and tassel with silk till he came to McWilliam's country.”
xxiii. Examination of Edm. Ashepole, 19 Oct., before Sentleger, Alen, Ormond, Gormanston, Brereton, marshal, Travers, master of the Ordnance, the deans of St. Patrick's and Christchurch, and lord Trymoleston, concerning the prey made by the OMores upon Outeren.
Was at Maynooth 3 years past, when Kedagh OMore complained that Ormond had robbed his country. Grey replied, “Well! sith the lord of Ormond will not be content to stand to my peace, take your advantage upon him and his lands the best ye can.” Ten or twelve days after, Kedagh made him come with him, and they robbed Outren and returned with the cattle to Lesse. Said to the gentlemen of Kildare, who would have rescued the cattle, that they were on the Deputy's service. Two days after, deponent brought 10 kine from Kedaghe to Stephen Aparry in payment of a debt. Grey said they had not well done, and dismissed deponent out of his service. He and Kedagh, hearing they were indicted, went to Grey to beg his favour; who said his nephew Dudley had gone to England, and no doubt would bring their pardons, and meanwhile they must shift for themselves. Note by Sentleger that Aschepoll cannot write.
5 in § xxii. and xxiii.
xxiv. Interrogatories to examine gentlemen of Kildare, i.e., Jas. Fitzgerald, David Sutton, Ric. Ailemer, Hubert Fitzgerrot, Reymond Oge, Reymond Baron, Philip Creeff, and Sir [Thomas] Fitzgerold, sworn and examined by Sentleger.
Thirty-five questions in Thos. Alen's hand, with brief answers in Sentleger's own hand. 1 to 13 refer to young Gerald, who, it is agreed, might easily have been taken while at school at Kerrogh and Downor, near Maynooth, at the time of the apprehension, at Kilmainham, of his uncles Sir James, Richard, Oliver, and Sir John, which was on a Wednesday. Walter Fitzgerald, Kildare's 5th brother, and the most mischievous man of them, was apprehended on the Friday by Mr. Treasurer and Kelwaie, at the abbey of Monastery Even, 20 miles from Maynooth. Levereux was at Maynooth the Sunday after that, and next day young Gerald departed. 14 to 20 refer to Kedagh OMore and Ashbold spoiling Oughteryn. The Deputy had sent for the lord of Kilcullen and Sir Wm. Bremyngham to Dublin, so that there was no leader left in the country. The other questions refer to the treachery upon Therelagh O'Thole, release of prisoners, favour to Geraldines, &c., and the answers generally confirm the foregoing depositions, for example:— “24. Item, whether his lordship did take out of the gaol of Waterford one Chaier McArte, then a notable malefactor, permitting him to go at liberty, which did after 3,000 mks. worth of hurts. [A.] They say it is true.” Signed (ostensibly) by those examined, but the signatures are in only two handwritings, with a note that those who could not write desired their fellows to write their names for them.
The following also certify the above articles to be true:—Signatures of Thos. Ewstas, Morys Evstas, Jamys McGerald, David Sutton, Nic. Wogan, Philip Fitzmorish, James Fitzgerrot, John Eustace, Roland Eustas, Will'm Ewstace, Thomas McGerald, John Sutton, Ric. Aylmer, Nic. Eustace of Kerdeston, Thos. Longe of the Derre, Nic. Eustace of Cradokeston, Jas. Fitzmorys of the Blake Hall, Ric. Fitzgerrot, Ric. Vale, and the baron of the Norragh.
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xxv. Examination of Martin Blage, portreeve of Abboye.
In the journey of Ofayley the Deputy came to and swam over a dangerous ford, which deponent and others, seeing no good service would be done, refused to cross; and for that had their horses and weapons taken away, &c. He could not recover his for 14 days. Grey left the host, at Brackcloyn Castle, to return without him at no small risk. Added by Sentleger: He also says the horses of the baron of Delvyn, lord of Kyllyne and Dyllon were taken, and the two latter given to Megoghegan and OMelmoye. Signed: per me Marten Blake.
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xxvi. Examination of Thos. Cantrell, King's servant.
Answers to articles 1 and 5 of No. 77 (2). Was master gunner, and conveyed the ordnance in a ship from Limerick to Galway, i.e, 2 redde pieces, 140 spears, 200 black bills, certain galtrappes, 60 hedging bills, 19 scythes, 6 reaping hooks, a pair of gun wheels, and a piece of lead for pellets. Knows not why it was left at Galway. Signed.
A book of 50 numbered folios and several blank leaves, in parchment cover. Nearly all the leaves are signed at the bottom by Sentleger.
Lamb. MS.
601 p. 40.
2. “Anno 32 Hen. VIII., mense Octob., 1541.”
A collection of the names, taken from the preceding book, of those who were examined and deposed against lord Leonard Grey. The only notable variations are that “St. Michell, baron of Rheban,” and “Wellesley, baron of the Norraghe,” appear near the end of the list.
Pp. 2. See Carew Calendar, No. 150.
R. O. 3. Notes of the chief points in the depositions of the Council in Ireland, (§ 1 ii.), 16 items.
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305. Grants in November 1540.
Nov./Grants. 1. Thos. Harvy, of Elmysthorp, Leic. Grant of the manor of Kyrkebye Malorye, Leic., belonging to the late monastery of St. Mary de Pratis, Leicester, with the advowson of the parish church there, and all lands of the said monastery in Kyrkebye Malorye. Rent, 33s.d., free of all charges. Del. Windsor, 1 Nov., 32 Hen VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 42.
2. Sir Ric. Riche. To be chief steward of the manors of Hallyfeld Halle, Este Hornedone, Upmynster, Chyche Seynt Osithe, Byrche Halle, Horsey, Abbotts Halle, Costede Halle, Mile Ende Halle, Brokehall, Tollesbury, Abbes Halle, Hokeley, Dedham, Langham, Chalvidon, Magna Horsley, Boxsted, Wylegh, Bryght Lyngsey, Pytchesey, Mondon Halle, and Grynsted Essex, which belonged to Thomas late earl of Essex, attainted; with fees of 20l. a year. Del. Windsor, 1 Nov., 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 42.
Vacated on surrender by the said Sir Richard, then lord Riche, 28 June, 4 and 5 Phil. and Mary.
3. Nic. Spering, of Cambridge, beer brewer, a native of Germany. Denization. Ampthill, 28 Sept. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Windsor, 1 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 17.
4. John Redman, S.T.P. Presentation to the archdeaconry of Stafford, at the King's disposal by the promotion of Nic. Heth to the bishopric of Rochester. Ampthill, 22 Sept. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Windsor, 1 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 28.
5. Andrea Doria. Licence to export 300 qrs. of wheat or other grains. Windsor, 30 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Windsor, 1 Nov.—P.S. Fr., “22” Hen. VIII., m. 7.
6. John Herle. Licence to alienate the manor of Stanton Wyard, and certain messuages, &c., in Stanton Wyard, Sowthle, Hardwyke, Brekelton, Stanlacke, Sutton, Blackdyshe, Oxford, Ensham, and More, which are held of the King as of his manor of Wodestoke; to Thos. Gaudy and Thos. Unton, and the heirs of the said Thos. Unton. Westm., 3 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 34.
7. Edw. Myllet, of Westminster, yeoman. Grant, in fee, of the house and site of the late priory of Friars Preachers, commonly called the “Blacke Freres,” Chichestre, Sussex; the church, steeple, and churchyard of the same, &c.; and a meadow in Arundell, Sussex, belonging to the said late priory. Grafton, 30 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 10.
8. Norwich Castle. — Commission of gaol delivery to Sir Hen. Ratclyff, Id. Fitzwater, Sir Roger Townesend, Sir Will. Paston, Sir Thos. Lestraunge, Sir Edm. Bedyngfeld, Sir James Boleyn, Sir Ric. Southwell, Sir John Clere, Sir Will. Yelverton, John Wotton, Ric. Banyard, and Ric. Fulmerston. Westm., 3 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 16d.
9. Bristoll. Assent to the election of Rob. Elyot as mayor, and John Spryng and Roger Coke as constables, of the Staple of wool, hides, fleeces, and lead. Westm., 4 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 30.
10. John Gate. To be butler in the port of Poole, vice John Parker, late “valectus manticæ Regis,” deceased. Del. Westm., 4 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 26.
11. Sir John Bakere, late attorney general. To be Chancellor of the Court of First Fruits and Tenths, and keeper of the privy seal of that Court. Del. Westm., 4 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 26.
12. Thos. Gymlott, alias Barbour, of London. Licence to alienate the manor of Parva Hormede alias Parva Hormemede, Herts, with the advowson of the parish church there, which belonged to the late monastery of St. Mary of Graces next the Tower of London, to Thos. Id. Audeley, of Walden, the Chancellor. Westm., 4 Nov. —Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m 28.
13. The city of Chichester. Grant to the mayor and citizens, of the site, circuit, precinct, &c., of the house of the late Order of Friars Minors in that city. Ampthill, 12 Sept. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 22.
14. John Carter, master of the King's barge. Grant for life of the office of the King's barge and boats, which John Johnson, deceased, lately held. Del. Westm., 6 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 29.
15. Nic. Archbolde. Presentation to the parish church of St. Botolph near Billingsgate, London, the advowson having been granted pro hac vice to the King by the dean and chapter of St. Paul's cathedral. Windsor Castle, 20 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 32.
16. John Chaundeler. of London, goldsmith. Grant, in fee, of divers lands (specified and tenants named) in the parishes of St. Mary Magdalene, Bermondesey, Roderithe or Rederhith, Surrey; and Depford Strande, Kent; which belonged to the monastery of St. Saviour, Barmondesey.
Also lands in Parva Marlowe, Bucks, which belonged to the monastery of Bustlesham, Berks, or to the monastery of Medmenham, Bucks.
In as full manner as the last abbot of Barmondesey, and John Cordrey, the late abbot of Bustlesham, and the last prior or abbot of Medmenham, held the same. Del. Westm., 6 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 7.
17. Thos. Morys, constable of the castle and gaol of Worcester. Pardon for the escape of one John Perygalt, elk. Windesor, 1 Nov. 82 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Nov. —P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 32.
18. Will. Whorwod. To be Attorney General, with wages and fees as enjoyed by Sir John Baker. Del. Westm., 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 21.
19. Thos. Autan, one of the King's clerks. Grant for life of the office of one of the King's clerks, with fees of 10l. a year. Del. Westm., 8 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 32.
20. Thos. Wakefeld, A. M. To be reader or instructor in the Hebrew tongue in the University of Cambridge, an office newly founded by the King, with 40l. a year. Del. Westm., 9 Nov. — S.B. (Endd.: Windsore, 7 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII.) Pat. p. 5, m. 51.—Rym. xiv. 705.
21. John Browne, A. M. Presentation to the parish church of Wybaldowne, Canterbury dioc., void by death. Del. Westm., 9 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. — S.B. (Endd.: The parsonage of Wymolton for John Brown, the King's chaplain.) Pat. p. 5, m. 55.
22. Alex. Stokys. Presentation to the vicarage of St. John the Baptist, Royston, void by reason of an act of Parliament. Del. Westm., 9 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B Pat. p. 5, m. 55.
23. John Palmer, of Angmeryng, Sussex. Grant in fee (in exchange for the manors of Forde Clympyug and Ilsham, Sussex) of the manors of Ecclesdon and Wigenholte, Sussex, belonging to the late abbey of Syon, Midd.; the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Ecclesdon; the windmill, and all lands, &c., belonging to the said manors, except those called Barhamwike Barnestake and “Sir John's landes” in Ecclesdon, the “twelf acres medowe,” and a fishery in Wigenholte, lately granted to Anne Cobham, and Edw. Shelley and Joan his wife, by patent.
Also, the manor of Pyperyng, Sussex, belonging to the monastery of Haughmonde, Salop.
The manor of Hadfolde, Sussex, belonging to the late priory of Tortyngton; and all the manors, farms, and lands called Blakeherst and Bromeherst alias Tortyngton Bromeherst in Lymster, in tenure of the said John; and the lands in Hychengfolde, Sussex, belonging to the said late priory of Tortyngton, in tenure of Will. Penfelde. With all appurtenances in Ecclesdon, Est Angmeryng, West Angmeryng, Patchyng, Storyngton, Greteham, Wigenholte, Hurston, Pulborough, Pyperyng, Blakeherst, Lymster, Hadfolde, Billingherst, Slynfolde, Grene, and Hychingfelde, Sussex. Windsor Castle, 10 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 21.
24. Rob. Dighton, of Styrton, Linc. Licence to alienate a grange called Hill Graunge, and a message and certain lands in Kedyngdon, Alvyngham and Somercots, Linc.; to Geo. Purmort, sen., and George his son. Westm., 11 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen, VIII., p. 2, m. 34.
25. Katherine Maynor, widow, painter, born at Antwerp in Brabant. Denization. Amphthill, 13 Sept. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 38.
26. John Molle. Licence to alienate a messuage with meadows, &c., in Escote in the parish of Patsell, Northt., to Hen. Folwell. Westm., 12 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 34.
27. John Guron. To be maker of warlike instruments, with fees of 12d. a day. Westm., 12 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 42.
28. Commissions of Gaol Delivery.
Lincoln Castle.—Sir Robt. Tyrwhytt, Sir Will. Skypwyth, Sir Rob. Husey, Sir Will. Tyrwhyt, Sir Thos. Myssenden, Sir John Thymolby, Ant. Myssenden, serjeant-at-law, John Hennage, Edw. Dymnoke, Will. Willoughby, Thos. Dymmoke, Ric. Bolles, Will. Mounson, Will. Dalyson, Francis Askue, Geo. Seyntpoll, Ant. Eyrby, Ric. Ogle, Rob. Dighton, John Hasylwood, and Rob. Brokelsby. Westm., 12 Nov.
Newgate gaol, London.—Will. Roche the mayor, Sir Edw. Mountagu, Sir John Baldewyn, Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir John Spelman, Sir Walter Luke, Sir Will. Shelley, Sir Thos. Wylloughby, Sir Chr. Jenney, Sir John Aleyn, Sir John Champneys, Sir Ralph Wareyn, Sir Ric. Gresham, Sir Will. Forman, Sir Will. Hollys, Sir Roger Cholmeley, serjeant-at-law, Will. Whorwood, Hen. Bradshawe, and Rob. Chydley. Westm., 12 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 16d.
29. Commission of the Peace.
Cumberland.—Thos. ld. Audeley of Walden, C. Thos. duke of Norfolk, Treasurer of England. Charles duke of Suffolk, lord President of the Council, Will. earl of Southampton, Keeper of the Privy Seal, Hen. earl of Cumberland, Hen. ld. Clyfford, Sir Chr. Jenney, John Hynde, King's serjeant-at-law, Sir Thos. Clyfford, Sir Thos. Tempest, Sir Will. Musgrave, Sir Thos. Curwen, Sir John Lowdre, Sir Rob. Bowes, Edw. Egglianby, John Alegh, Ric. Baynlyn, Rob. Bristowe, Will. Bentley, Lancelot Salkeld. Westm., 12 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII, p. 5, m. 10d.
30. Thos. Lawe. Lease of the site of Olney manor, Bucks; for 21 years; at 10l. 3s. rent, and 3s. 8d. increase. Windsor Castle, 12 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 18.
31. Edw. Johnson, a yeoman of the Guard. Annuity of 9l. 10s. The More, 13 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 31.
32. Will. Barnars, of Thoby, Essex, Walter Farre alias Walter Gyllyngham, of London, and Will. Glascok, of London. Licence to alienate the manor of Westwell, Oxon, belonging to the late priory of Edyngdon, Wilts, and all lands of the said priory there; to Will. Peter, LL.D. Westm., 16 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 33.
33. Midd.—Commission to Rob. Cheseman, Thos. Robertis, Francis Goodyer, and Thos. Wrothe, to make inquisition concerning the lunacy of Nic. Wethers. Westm., 16 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 29d.
34. John Taylour, S.T.P. Presentation to the rectory of Southsomercots, Linc. dioc., void by death. Windsor, 15 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 30.
35. Edw. Vaughan. Licence to alienate the messuage called the “Inner Dagger,” with shops thereto belonging, in tenure of Ric. Peynter, draper, London, in the parish of St. Mary at Bowe, London; and the tenement called the “Utter Dagger” there, in tenure of John Peke, which belonged to the late college of Acon; and part of a messuage called the “Dagger” there, lately leased to the said John Peke, which belonged to the late monastery of Hallywell, Midd. (all which were granted to the said Edward by pat. 9 April 31 Hen. VIII.); to Sir Will. Hollys, alderman of London. Westm., 18 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 34.
36. John Hennage. Licence to alienate lands in Cots near Stable (qu. Stow?), Wyllyngham, Fyllyngham, and Ingham, Linc., late in tenure of Ralph Fyssheborn and Ric. Fyssheborn, belonging to the late monastery of Welbeck, Notts; and a house in the parish of St. Botolph, Lincoln, now in tenure of Thos. Burton, belonging to the late priory of Hamershelme (sic), Linc.; to Thos. Burton and Grace, his wife. Westm., 18 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 3.
37. John Tytley, of the Household, and Eliz. Restwold. Grant, in fee, of the house and site of the late priory of Mynchyn Marlowe, Bucks; the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Parva Marlowe, and the chapel of Calbroke, Bucks; the manor of Parva Marlowe; and all lands of the said priory in Parva Marlowe, Calbroke, Magna Marlowe, Hamelden, Hedgeley, Stoke, Bekynsfelde, Hedsore, Edsore, Cawisbroke, Burneham, Taplowe, Hytcham, Wycombe, Penne, Wendover, and Weston Turvyle, Bucks, and in Benfeld, Berks. Rent of 74s., free of a yearly rent of 60s. payable to Walter Wylcokks, and all other charges except the following, viz.: —a yearly fee of 10s. for the collection of the rents of the premises; a yearly rent of 5s. 8d. to the heirs of Simon Ramsey; 17s.d. to the archdeacon of Buckingham for the procuration of the rectory of Parva Marlowe; a yearly pension of 20s. to the bishop of Lincoln, a yearly rent of 6s. from lands and tenements called Ottebreche, payable to Walter Wylcocks. Westm., 19 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 23.
38. Sir Ant. Wingfeld, the Kind's vice-chamberlain. To be steward of the possessions of the house or college of Worcester, formerly called the priory of Worcester; in as full manner as Sir Will. Kingeston or any other held the office. Windsor, 16 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Nov.—P.S. Pat. 5, m. 52.
39. Thos. Cowper, of Hope, Salop, husbandman. Pardon for having killed Ric. Cootys in self-defence, as appears by the record of Sir Thos. Hangmere, Thos. Holte, and Adam Mytton, justices of gaol delivery for Shrewsbury Castle. Westm., 20 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 34.
40. Hen. Bradshawe. To be, during good conduct, Solicitor-General, with the fees enjoyed therein by Will. Whorwood. Del. Westm., 22 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (countersigned by Chancellor Audeley). Pat. p. 5, m. 55.
41. Edm. Mervyn, serjeant-at-law. To be one of the justices of the King's Bench. Del. Westm., 22 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 55.
42. Commission of Oyer and Terminer.
London.—Will. Roche the mayor, Sir Edw. Montagu, Sir John Baldwyn, Sir Ric. Ryche, Sir John Baker, Sir John Daunce, Sir John Aleyn, Sir Ric. Gresham, and Sir Roger Cholmeley, serjeant-at-law. Westm., 22 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 18d.
43. Edm. Moleneux, serjeant-at-law. Lease of all tithes of corn belonging to the rectory of Beiston, Notts, and a parcel of land in Beiston, on which a grange was formerly situated, now wholly in decay, formerly in the tenure of Alex. Beswycke, which belonged to Lenton priory, Notts, and came to the King by the attainder of Nicholas, the late prior; for 21 years; at 9l. rent for the tithes, and 4d. for the said parcel of land. Del. Westm., 23 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 18.
44. John Hughes, LL.D. To be steward, overseer, and receiver of the castle, lordship, and manor of Narbart, in co. Pembroke, S. Wales; and governor and warden of Narbart Castle, with the forests, chaces, &c., belonging to the premises; and the government and conduct of the “mandrede” or men in the said lordship; also to be constable of Tenby Castle, and keeper of the woods called Coyde Raff, Pemb.; in as full manner as Maurice Parry held the same offices. Del. Westm., 23 Nov. 32 Hen VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 26.
45. Will Portman. To be one of the King's serjeants-at-law. Del. Westm., 23 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (countersigned by lord Chanceller Audeley). Pat. p. 5, m. 55.
46. Sir Edw. Wotton. To be treasurer of the town and marches of Calais, with the fees and profits which Hugh Conway, Will. Sandes or Sir Ric. Weston, severally enjoyed in that office. Windsor, 17 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 28.
47. Launcelot Harryson and Thos. Battersbye. To be bailiff of the lordship and hundred of Gyldisborowe, Northt., vice Will. Harryet, deceased. Windsor, 1 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 29.
48. Ric. Coxe, clk. Presentation to the archdeaconry of Ely, Ely dioc., vice Thos. Thirlebie, promoted to the bishopric of Westminster. Windsor, 16 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.—P.S. (Endd.: Ric. Cope.) Pat. p. 5, m. 32. Rym. xiv. 705.
49. Ric. Coxe, clk. Grant of a canonry or prebend in the collegiate church of St. Stephen in Westminster palace, vice Thos. Thirlebie, promoted to the bishopric of Westminster. Windsor, 16 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.—P.S. (Endd.: Ric. Cope.) Pat. p. 5, m. 51.
50. Walter Buckeler. To have the custody, mastership, or governorship of the house or hospital of St. John the Baptist without Chester, commonly called “the Suster house of Seynt Johns without the North Gate there,” void by death. Windsor, 21 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 51.
51. John Browne. To be customer and collector of the poundage of wool and fleeces in Calais, vice Geoff. Loveday, dec. Wyndesor Castle, 1 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 52.
52. Maurice ap Denevett, one of the yeomen of the Guard. Grant of 6d. a day as fee of the Crown, vice John Davie, deceased. Windesor, 21 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 52.
53. John Hoode, the King's chaplain. Presentation to the parish church of Stokesley, York dioc., void by death. Windesor, 21 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 54.
54. Sir Will. Penyson. To be chief steward of the borough or lordship of Redyng, Berks, and of all the possessions in said co. which belonged to the said late monastery (sic); bailiff of the hundred of the town of Redyng; keeper of the mansion house or chief mansion of Reading, with all pools, waters, fisheries, &c., belonging to the said manor, and keeper of the house or mansion called the “Beare”; keeper or gardener of all the gardens, &c., within the manor or chief mansion and within the said house called the “Beare”; and master or keeper of all the waters and fisheries, and of the cygnets and other fowl building nests in the said waters, &c.; keeper of the woods and underwoods called Tylehurst and Kentwoode, Berks; and master of the hunt of deer in Whyteley Park, belonging to the said late monastery (sic):—Which manors, lordships and other premises came to the King's hands by the attainder of Hugh, late abbot of Reading. Windsour Castle, 22 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 35.
55. Thos. Sherley, of West Grenestede, Sussex. Grant, in fee, of Buddyngton manor, Sussex, which belonged to Godstowe monastery, Oxon, with appurtenances in Seyle, Wiston, Steynyng, Grynstede, and Shoreham, Sussex. Windsor Castle, 16 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 25.
56. Thos. Holcroft, esquire of the Body. Grant, in fee, of the site, &c., of the late priory of Cartemele, Lanc., and divers closes, &c., some of which were lately in the tenures of Guy Fell and John Coke, in as full manner as Ric. Preston, the late prior, held the same. Oking, 23 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 24.
57. Ant. Burbank, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Newneham Corteney, Oxon, Linc. dioc., vice John Warton, clk., dec. Windesor, 20 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 53.
58. Chr. Campbyon, of London, mercer. Licence to alienate the tenement with cellar, &c., now in the tenure of Will. Wyld, of London, merchant tailor, within the precinct of the late priory of the new hospital of St. Mary without Bysshoppsgate, London, and the tenement called the Candelhous with garden adjoining, late in the tenure of Will. Wolbard, of London, merchant tailor, within the precinct and in the parish of St. Botolph without Bysshoppsgate; to the said Will. Wyld. Westm., 25 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 46.
59. James Gage. Grant, in fee, of the reversion and rent reserved upon a lease first granted by master John Higdon, S.T.P., the dean, and the canons of Cardinal College, Oxford, to Geo. Jenour, of the parish of Herst, Sussex, for 21 years, by indenture dated 8 July 21 Hen. VIII., and afterwards confirmed by Pat. 7 Jan. 22 Hen. VIII., of the manors or lordships of Borham and Rocland or Rokeland, with all lands, &c., in the parishes of Wartlyug, Herstmonseux, Hoo, and Assheborneham, Sussex; which came to the King's hands by the attainder of Thomas, Cardinal of York. Windesor, 22 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.
60. John Wyberde, of Highe Ongar, Essex, yeoman. Grant, in fee, of lands lately leased to Ralph Turnor, and a grange and a curtilage, and all the lands now in tenure of the said John in Trynytie Marshe, in Westham, belonging to the late monastery of Stratford Langthorne.
Also the lands called Wodlande, in the parish of St. Mary Matfelon without Algate, London, viz.:—between the garden commonly called the “Greate Garden” of the late priory of Cristchurche, London, on the West; the lands of Sir John Cornewallys, on the East; and the lands of the bp. of London called Lollesworth, on the North; which belonged to the late priory of the new hospital of St. Mary without Bysshoppisgate, London, and are now in the tenure of Will. Glascok. Windsor Castle, 14 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 22.
61. Thos. Lawe. Licence to alienate the manor of Horstowe, and certain messuages, &c., in Horstowe, to Nic. Sutton, of Willoughton, Linc. Westm., 26 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 34.
62. John Saunder, of Dedham, Essex, butcher. Pardon for having killed John Blakamore, of Dedham, labourer, by a blow given in self-defence on the 28 Sept. 32 Hen. VIII., from which death ensued on the 2 Oct. following, as appears by inquisition taken at Dedham, on the 27 Oct. last, before Thos. Sycelden, one of the coroners in said co. Westm., 26 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 35.
63. Thos. Leigh. To be one of the two auditors of the newly constituted court of First Fruits and Tenths, with 20l. a year and such other allowances as one of the two auditors of the duchy of Lancaster enjoys. Windsor Castle, 15 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 28. Vacated on personal surrender by the said Thomas, 11 June 1 Mary.
64. Ric. Mody. To be one of the two auditors of the newly constituted court of First Fruits and Tenths, with 20l. a year and such allowances as one of the two auditors of the duchy of Lancaster enjoys in his office. Windsor Castle, 20 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 30. Rym. xiv. 706.
65. Ric. Wade, sub-dean of the Chapel Royal. Presentation to the rectory of Sampforde Courtney, Exeter dioc., void by death. Windesor, 21 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 54.
66. Sir Thos. Wyatt. Licence to alienate the manor of Mylkwell and 30 acres of land lately belonging to the rectory of Camerwell; to Geo. Duke. Westm., 26 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 46.
67. Commissions of the Peace.
Lincoln (Lyndesey).—Thos. ld. Audeley of Walden, C., Thos. duke of Norfolk, Treasurer of England, Charles duke of Suffolk, lord president of the Council, Will. earl of Southampton, keeper of the Privy Seal, Thos. earl of Rutland, J. bishop of Lincoln, Edw. ld. Clynton. Thos. ld. Burgh, Sir Walter Luke, Will. Whorwood, the Attorney General, Sir Thos. Burgh, Sir Rob. Dymmocke, Sir Rob. Tyrwhyte, Sir Will. Skypwyth, Sir Thos. Hennege, Sir Thos. Myssenden, Sir John Copledyke, Sir Edw. Madyson, Ant. Myssenden, serjeant-at-law, Will. Willoughby, Edw. Dymmocke, John Seyntpoll, John Wyngfeld, John Rede, Thos. Dymmoke, John Caundyshe, John Hennege, Will. Mounson, Edw. Forsett, Thos. Kyme, John Etton, Vincent Grantham, Will. Nawton, Nic. Girlington, Will. Dalyson, Thos. Portyngton, Thos. Lyttlebury, Ric. Bolles, John Tourney, Ric. Gooderyke, Rob. Topclyff, Francis Askue, Matthew Seyntpoll, Geo. Seyntpoll, Rob. Dyghton, James Smyth, Rob. Brokelsby. Westm., 26 Nov.
68. Norfolk. — Thos. ld. Audeley, C., Thos. duke of Norfolk, T., Charles duke of Suffolk, Ld. President, Will. earl of Southampton, Privy Seal, Rob. earl of Sussex, Great Chamberlain of England, Hen. earl of Surrey, T. bishop of Ely, Sir Edw. Mountagu, Sir John Baldewyn, Sir John Spelman, Sir Chr. Jenney, Sir Roger Townesend, Sir Will. Paston, Sir John Heydon, Sir Nic. Hare, Sir Thos. Lestraunge, Sir Ric. Southwell, Sir Edm. Benyngfeld, Sir James Boleyn, Sir Ric. Gresham, Sir John Jermy, Sir Chr. Heydon, Rob. Southwell, Rob. Towneshend, serjeant-at-law, Rob. Holdyche, John Clere, Philip Calthrop, Hen. Bedyngfeld, John Gooderyke, Hen. Gooderyke, John Robsart, Roger Woodhouse, Edw. Cokett, John Curson, John Wotton, Nic. Straunge, Will. Yelverton, sen., Will. Yelverton, jun., Rob. Curson, Ric. Heydon, Edm. Grey, John Corbet, sen., Rob. Barney, Edm. Byllyngford, Thos. Gawdye. Westm., 26 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 10d.
69. Commission of Oyer and Terminer.
Calais. — Hen. ld. Mautravers, the Deputy; Sir Edw. Wotton, the Treasurer, Sir Edw. Ryngeley, the Comptroller, and John Atwell, the mayor of Calais, Will. Pryseley, John Massyngberd, Will. Snowden, Griffin Appenryth, Thos. Holland, Thos. Skrevyn, Ric. Benett, Francis Hall, Edw. Plankeney, and Thos. Fowler. Westm., 26 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 18d.
70. Nic. Jenney, yeoman. Lease of the site of the late monastery of Lewes, Sussex (except the cloister called “Le Frater” and other buildings, which the King has ordered to be destroyed within three years, and some other reservations), with the brew-house, water-mill, and horse-mill, in the said site, and 100 cart-loads of wood for burning yearly in the said brew-house; and divers parcels of land in the parish of Bercombe, Sussex, with reservations; and pasture and herbage for 1,840 sheep in the sheep-courses in the lordship of Falmer, except pastures for certain numbers of sheep in different enclosures, and, among others, herbage for 250 sheep in that of Will. Awsten; also tithes of corn arising from the parish of Kyngeston next Lewes, with the portion of tithes of the land called Dyggyns lands, with reservations. All which premises the said Nicholas held to farm of Thomas late earl of Essex, attainted, for 21 years, by indenture dated 21 June 31 Hen. VIII. Also herbage for 100 sheep and 12 cows among the cattle of the tenants of Kyngeston near Lewes, and carriage for 600 cart-loads of wood which the tenants of the manor of Balneth used of old to carry from the woods of the said late priory in said co. to the site of the same late priory; and the King's rent (“locagium”) in Kyngeston, Boroughmer, and Langney, Sussex, viz., 16 hens, four cocks, and 60 sheep yearly from the tenants in Kyngeston, and the same from the tenants in Boroughmer and Langney; and the customs on the carriage of dung without the precincts of the said late priory. For 21 years, at the yearly rent of 84l. 13s. 4d. Del. Westm., 27 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.
71. Gilbert Clerc, one of the gunners of Calais, and Nic. Damporte, of the Exchequer there. Grant in survivorship of the office of keeper “of the playes hande oute and at keyles” without the Lantern gate of Calais, and of dice-tables and cards in the market place of the same town; vice Rob. Donyngton, deceased.
Addressed to the Lord Matrevers, deputy general of Calais, Sir Edw. Ringley, comptroller there, and to the mayor, bailiffs, and other officers. Windesore, 21 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Nov.— P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 19. Rymer xiv. 707.
72. Nic. Wombewell, a steward of the Chamber. Grant, in fee, of the grange called Scenocliff Graunge in the parishes of Ekkilsfeld and Rotheram, Yorks., and an enclosure in “Le Kymberworth parke,” Yorks., called Scodemore Rode, late of the monastery of Kyrsted, Linc., in the King's hands by the attainder of Ric. Harryson, the last abbot. Okyng, 26 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 28 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 30.
73. Armigil Wade. To be clerk of the Council in the town and Marches of Calais, with power to act by deputy in case of illness, and the usual fees for himself and retinue, in as full manner as Adrian Dyer, Thos. Derby or Ant. Briks enjoyed that office. Oking, 26 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 51.
74. Thos. Holcroft, esquire of the Body. Lease of the lordship or manor of Wygelsworth, Yorks., which belonged to Sir Stephen Hamerton, attainted; for 21 years; at 21l. 4d. rent and 3s. increase. Del. Westm., 29 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 17.
75. Ric. Warde, clericus pullinæ Regis. To be bailiff of the franchises and liberties of the lordships and manors of Cokeham and Braye, Berks, and bailiff or keeper of the river, weir, or water of Thames, and of all other rivera, weirs, or waters in the said lordships, &c., with wages and fees as enjoyed by John Madyson. Also grant of the farm of the 7 hundreds of Cokeham and Braye aforesaid. Westminster Palace, 15 June 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Nov—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 51.
76. Ric. Staverton, one of the King's stewards. Reversion of the office of keeper of Sonnynghill park in Windesor forest, with fees of 4d. a day, now held for life by Sir Ric. Weston. Windsor, 17 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 51. Vacated on personal surrender 23 Nov. 34 Hen. VIII.
77. Eliz. Hill, widow. Grant, in fee, of the rectory and church of Gynge Margarett, Essex, belonging to the late monastery of Waltham Holy Cross, Essex, in tenure of Humph. Bowland, with advowson of the vicarage thereof, and lands and rents (specified and tenants named) in Gyngemargarett, and Abesse Inge, Essex. Wyndesor, 28 Nov. 32 Ken VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 22.
78. John Tytley and Eliz. Restwold Licence to alienate lands in Parva Marlowe, Bucks, which Geoff. Carter, Thos. Iver, and Thos. Barnard and Edw. Luffnam now hold; lands specified in Magna Marlowe in the several tenures of Rob. Conysby and Alice his wife, Toucher Bold, Will. Preste alias Odryngton, and Will. Burgh; enclosures in the parish of Pen, Bucks, called the “Laund” and Holcroft now in the tenure of Roger Playter; and lands in Ludpytts and Wolmans, and in the parish of Hedsore and Waburn, Bucks, in tenure of Chr. Grantham; and the advowson of the parish church of Hedsore alias Edsour, Bucks:—to Edw. Restwold of Le Vach and Agnes his wife. Westm., 30 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 12.
79. John ap Hugh ap Gruff ap Rice, of Conweye. Licence to alienate the tenement now in the tenure of David ap Rice ap Llewellin in the town of Bryned, Carnarvon, and another tenement called Appryney, late in the tenure of Rice ap Madock and now in that of Alice ap Rice ap David ap Robyn, widow, in the said town of Bryned, which premises belonged to the late monastery of Conweye in the bishopric of St. Asaph's; to David ap Rice ap Llewellin. Westm., 30 Nov. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 7., m. 3.
80. Sheriff Roll.
[Cumb.: *Thos. Dalston.]
[Northumb.: *Sir John Widdrington.]
[Yorks.: (fn. 24) Sir Rob. Nevell.] …
[Notts and Derby: (fn. 24) Sir Gervase Clyfton.] …
[Linc.: (fn. 24) Rob. Tyrwytt], Edwardus …ss …, Sir Wm. S …
[Warw. and Leic.:] John[Grevyle], (fn. 24) Ric. Catysby, Rog. Wygeston.
Salop: Will Yong, Thos. Newport, (fn. 24) Sir Rob. Nedeham.
Staff.: Sir John Giftord, (fn. 24) Sir Edward Aston, James Leveson.
Heref.: Stephen ap Harry, (fn. 24) Thos. Monyngton, John Scudamore.
Glouc.: James Clyfford, Sir Ant. Kyngeston, (fn. 24) Sir John Walsshe.
Oxon and Berks.: Sir Will. Barantyne, Sir Humph Forster, (fn. 24) Sir Will. Essex.
Northt.: Sir Rob. Kyrkebam, John Hasylwod, (fn. 24) Sir Will. Newenham.
Camb. and Hunts.: (fn. 24) Sir Ric. Crumwell, Oliver Leder, Edw. North.
Beds and Bucks: (fn. 24) Ralph Verney, Thos. Gyfford, John Gostewyke.
Norf. and Suff.: John Spryng, (fn. 24) Will. Fermor, Ant Rous.
Essex and Herts: (fn. 24) Sir John Mordaunt, Edw. Grene, John Bolles.
Kent: Sir Hen. Issley, Sir Percival Hert, (fn. 24) Ant. Sandes.
Surrey and Sussex: (fn. 24) John Sakevyle, John Parker, Will. Erneley.
Hants: (fn. 24) Ric. Andrewes, Reginald Willyams, Sir John Keyleway.
Wilts: (fn. 24) Edw. Mountpesson, Charles Bulkeley, Sir Hen. Long.
Somers. and Dorset: John Poulet, Sir Edw. Willoughby, (fn. 24) Sir Thos. Arrundell.
Devon: (fn. 24) Sir John Fulford, [Ric] Egecombe, [Hugh] Stukelegh.
Cornw.: (fn. 24) John Arrundell Treryse, Thos. Sayntabyn, Sir John Arrundell, son of Sir John Arrundell, sen.
Rutland: Thos. Sherrard, Ant. Colley, (fn. 24) John Harryngton.
Worc.: Geo.Walsshe, (fn. 24) John Pakyngton, Sir Geo. Throgmerton.
Cheshire: Edw. Fytton, Will. Damport, (fn. 24) Edm. Traford.
Monmouth: Walter Herbert, (fn. 24) Charles Herbert, Ant Walshe.
Radnor: Hugh Lewes, John Knyll, (fn. 24) John Baker.
Montgomery: (fn. 24) Humph. Lloid, David Lloid ap Dd. ap Mathewe, John Clon.
Cardigan: John Wogan, (fn. 24) Will.Waghan, David Lloid Gr. ap Rees.
Pembroke: (fn. 24) Thos. Jonys, Ric. Wogan, John Phillip.
Glamorgan: Sir Rice Maunxell, Sir Thos. Gamage, (fn. 24) Geo. Herbert.
Denbigh: (fn. 24) John Salysbury, sen., Hugh Conway, Thos. [Ra]venscroft.
Carmarthen: [John?] Williams, [Edw?] Thomas ap John, (fn. 24) Jenkyn Lloid.
Brecknock: [ (fn. 24) Wm. Vaughan] de Tal [garth], … ap John Powell.
[Carnarvon: (fn. 24) Edm. Lloyd ap Robert.] Names illegible.
[Merioneth: (fn. 24) Elias ap Moryse.] Names illegible.
[Anglesea: (fn. 24) Roland Griffith.] Names illegible.
[Flint: (fn. 24) Roger Pyllesdon, kt.] Names illegible.
Mutilated, and partly illegible.


  • 1. “xxviij,” altered from “xxvj.”
  • 2. The prince of Salerno and the duke of Ferrara's brother and their trains.
  • 3. Wolsey.
  • 4. Francis count d'Aumale, born 1519.
  • 5. Louise.
  • 6. The duke of Guise.
  • 7. The duke of Lorraine.
  • 8. Mary countess of Vendôme.
  • 9. The duke of Longueville.
  • 10. Of Rothelin.
  • 11. See No. 77 (2).
  • 12. See § viii., and Vol. XIII., Pt. ii., No. 932.
  • 13. Annaghdown, not Kilmacduagh, as in Vol. XV. following the State Papers.
  • 14. Described in other State Papers, which do not give her name, as “aunt” or “sister” of Desmond. See Vols. XIII. and XV. The index of the printed State Papers, following Lodge, makes her out to be Ellen, daughter of Thomas, eighth earl of Desmond.
  • 15. Connor More O'Connor. See Vol. XIV. Pt. i. No. 1245 (2).
  • 16. See No. 77 (2).
  • 17. Joan, daughter and heir of James 11th earl of Desmond (who died in 1529).
  • 18. Copies of § vi. and vii. are in Lambeth MS., 601, p. 35. See Carew Calendar, No. 149.
  • 19. See Vol. XIII. Pt. i., 1467 note; Pt. ii. 181 (3).
  • 20. Sentleger adds a note that Sir Wm. Bremyugham, who was present, swears to the above “and hath, as well as he could, subscribed his name.”
  • 21. James FitzMaurice Fitzgerald.
  • 22. See No. 77 (2).
  • 23. See No. 77 (2).
  • 24. ** Names marked with an asterisk are pricked as sheriffs.