Henry VIII: Miscellaneous 1540

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Miscellaneous 1540

380. The King's Payments.
Arundel MS.
97, f. 108.
B. M.
Household expenses of Henry VIII. in the year 1540. (Continued from Vol. XIV., Pt ii., No. 781, q. v.)
[These payments were made by the Treasurer of the Chamber on the authority of Royal Warrants, orders of officers of the Household, &c.; the majority are “by the King's commandment certified by my lord Privy Seal's letter,” and such items are, in the following pages, indicated by an asterisk (*) prefixed to them. “Warrant” and “warrant dormant” will, for brevity, appear as “w” and “w.d.” respectively; thus, “by the King's warrant dated 14 May” will stand briefly “w. 14 May.” Notable variations in the names are given in parentheses.]
f. 108b.
“Rewards given on Thursday, New Year's Day, at Greenwich, as hath been accustomed, anno tricesimo primo.—The heralds at arms for their largess, 6l.; the serjeant and officers of the Wardrobe, reward, 6l. 13s. 4d.; the King's watch on New Year's Eve, 40s.; the trumpeters, reward 5l.; porters of the Gate, reward, 40s.; the old sagbutts, reward, 50s.; the pages of the Chamber, 20s.; the dromslades, reward, 20s.; the “still minstrels,” reward, 4l.; the new sagbutts, reward, 4l.; John Gates, of the Robes, reward, 40s.; Irion Brereton, of the Privy Chamber, reward, 40s.; John Penn, barber, reward, 40s.; the henchmen, reward, 40s.; Thos. Evans, Thos. Bowman, and Andrew Newman, the Queen's minstrels, reward, 30s.; Edm. Barbour, reward, 40s.; Wm. Hamond, of the Leish, 10s.; the four children of the Leish, 40s.; Robt. Draper, of the Jewel House, 40s.; Mr. Crane, “for playing before the King with the children,” 6l. 13s. 4d.; Wm. Sherington, of the Robes, 40s.; Alex. de Bollony, a rider, 20s.; Hanyball, a farrier, reward, 20s.; Alex. Gingham, reward, 20s.; the “vialls,” reward, 40s.; gentlemen of the Chapel, reward, 13l. 6s. 8d.; Fras. de Rege, a rider, 20s.; the three hunts of the Privy Buckhounds, 20s.; John Wod and Coper, that gave the King pheasants, 20s.; the four hunts, reward, 20s.; servants of John Norris and Wm. Raynsford, 6s. 8d. each; Archangel Arcan, “that gave perfumed gloves,” 20s.; servants of Grene, coffermaker, “that [gave] (fn. 1) a goodly coffer,” 6s. 8d.; of Ric. Crumwell and the treasurer of Augmentations, 13s. 4d. each; Jenyns and Robt. Boucher, of the Privy Chamber, 40s. each; John Alelie, of the Jewel House, reward, 40s.; servants of Mr. Breham (reward), Geo. Anysbury (a pair of perfumed gloves), John Godsalve (a perfumed box), Mr. Elderton (reward), Mr. Burche (reward), Ant. Toto (a “goodly table”), 6s. 8d. each, of Peter Meautes (reward), 10s., Mr. Pennyson, 10s., and Mr. Wriothesley, 13s. 4d.; Nic. Wourston, clockmaker, 40s.; Buxstede, the King's bowyer, 20s.; Wm. Grenewaye, bowyer, 13s. 4d.; John Wawyn, Thos. Bolley, Ric. White, John Wattes, Ric. Raulins, Ric. Evins, Thos. Corde, Wm. Carpenter, Ric. Wallis, Edw. Tate, who each gave two bows, 10s. each; the King's fletcher, reward, 20s.; Ric. Holland, fletcher, reward, 13s. 4d.; Wm. Stafford, Wm. Pollyver, Nich. Parkinson, John Browne, Wm. Skelton, Wm. Bolkley, who each gave two bows, 10s. each.
f. 109.
Servants of the bishops of Winchester, Exeter, York, and Durham, 40s. each, of Canterbury, 53s. 4d., and of Lincoln, Carlisle, London, Bath, Chester, Ely, Salisbury, Worcester, Chichester, Hereford, St. David's, and Llandaff, 20s. each.
Servants of the abbots of Waltham and Westminster and prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, 20s. each, of Dr. Lupton, 13s. 4d., Dr. Bentley, 6s. 8d., Dr. Chamber, 13s. 4d., Dr. Augustyne, 10s., Dr. Cromer, 6s. 8d., the archdeacon of Richmond, 13s. 4d., Mr. Magnus, 20s., Mr. Franklyn, dean of Windsor, 13s. 4d., “the warden of the King's college of Petirboro,” 20s., and Dr. Lee, 13s. 4d.
f. 109b.
Servants of the lord Prince (reward), of the dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, 40s. each, of the earls of Rutland, 20s., Westmoreland, 40s., Oxford, Sussex, Huntingdon, Derby, Hampton, Hertford, Bridgewater, Essex, and the marquis Dorset, 20s. each, of the lords Chancellor, 40s., Privy Seal, 40s., Stafford, 20s., Chamberlain, 40s., Awdeley, 20s., Lisley, 40s., Souche, Windsor, Powes, St. John, and Mountegle, 20s. each, of lord William Howard, 13s. 4d., lords Morley, 20s., Borough, 20s., Mountjoy, 13s. 4d., the earl of Shrewsbury, 20s., lord Leonard Grey, 13s. 4d., lords Russell, Parr, Ferrers, and St. John's, 20s. each.
f. 110.
Servants of the Lady Mary, 53s. 4d.; of Lady Elizabeth, 20s.; of the duchess of Suffolk, old lady of Norfolk, duchess of Richmond, lady of Westmoreland, and lady of Rutland, 20s. each; of lady Powes, 13s. 4d.; of the lady Marquis Dorset, 20s., lady Huntingdon, 20s., Mounteagle, 13s. 4d., Audeley, the Lord Chancellor's wife, 40s., the lady of Kent, 10s., the lady of Rochford, 13s. 4d., lady Browne, 10s., Bryan, 10s., the young lady Marquis Dorset, 20s., lady Guildford, 13s. 4d., lady of Derby, 20s., of ladies Calthrop, Baynton (10s.), Hertford, Kinston, Hampton, Russell, Lister, Russell of Worcestershire, Souche, young lady Knevett, St. John (10s.), Hennage, Shelton, Dudley, Page, Sussex, Kildare, Margaret Grey, Herbert of Troy, Bridgewater (20s.), Margaret Douglas, Egecum, Carewe and Taylbushe, 13s. 4d. each; of Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Bowcher, Mrs. Deny, Mrs. Chamborne, Mrs. Jenyns, Mrs. Dorothy Bray, Mrs. Meawtis, and the lord Prince's nurse (that brought “a dossen hankerchers garnished with gold”), 10s. each.
f. 110b.
Servants of Mr. Treasurer, 20s., Mr. Comptroller, 20s.; of Sir John Dauncy, Sir Ric. Weston, Sir Edw. Bayton (sic), Sir Thos. Palmer, Sir Ric. Long, Sir Ant. Browne, Sir John Aleyn, Sir Brian Tuke (20s.), Sir John Nevell, Sir Arthur Darcy, Sir Thos. Nevell, Sir John Dudley, Sir John Shelton, Sir Fras. Bryan, Mr. Gostwike, Sir John Williams, Mr. Welborn, Sir Thos. Hennage (20s.), Sir Ric. Gresham, Wm. Lock (10s.), Domyngo (10s.), Sir John à Briges, Sir Hen. Knevett, Mr. Pollard (20s.), Sir Thos. Denys, Mr. Anth. Knevett (10s.), Mr. Berd (“that brought a cast of falcons”), 13s. 4d. apiece.
f 111.
The King's players for playing before the King this Christmas, 6l. 13s. 4d.; Peter Vannes' servant, 13s. 4d.; Guilliam de Troshis, Guilliam Duwait, and Peti John, minstrels, 4l.; Edw. Blaknall, that gave a gilt sword, 40s.; Bastard Falconbridge's servant, 6s. 8d.; the Chancellor of Augmentations' servant, 20s.; Ralph Pilkington, “for a purse garnished with gold,” 20s.; servants of Mr. Edgar, 6s. 8d., Mr. Robert Seymour, 10s., Mr. Anth. Deny, 13s. 4d., Chr. Milliner (“that (fn. 2) brought a hat garnished with gold”), 6s. 8d., Mr. Hare, 10s., Mr. John Gresham, 10s., Mr. Moris, 6s. 8d., Sir Pounder (that (fn. 2) brought a gilt sword), 5s.; a woman that brought a book of wax, 10s.; Mr. Saintleger's servant, 10s.; Thos. Butler, that gave a gilt sword, 40s.; James Foteman, reward, 40s.: Thos. Hasilwood, reward, 13s. 4d.; Sir Ric. Page's servant, 13s. 4d.; Mr North's servant, 6s. 8d.; Walteruus (sic) de Lynus, Luke Hornebaud, painter, and John Ripley, the King's joiner, 6s. 8d. each; “divers poor men, women and children that gave the King's Grace capons, hens, books of wax, and other trifles, in reward, 4l. 17s. 4d.; Mighel Mercator, that gave handguns, 6s. 8d.; Robt. Morehouse, that gave a purse with buttons of gold, 6s. 8d.; Ph. Parys' servant, 10s.; Mathewe de Johanna, tumbler, 10s.; Ant. de Basson, 20s.; the Queen's players for playing before the King, 4l.; Jas. Hubert, that gave figs and raisins, 40s.; Fabian Wythers' servant, 10s.; Robt. Lorde's servant, 6s. 8d.; the Prince's players for playing before the King, 4l.; Launcelot Strong, that gave two pairs of gloves garnished with gold, 13s. 4d.; Cornelis Hays, that gave a shaving cloth wrought with gold, 6s. 8d.
January, a
o 31°.—Thursday, New Year's Day, at Greenwich, the King's offering, 6s. 8d. Sundays [4th, 11th, 18th, 25th] at Greenwich, offering each Sunday 6s. 8d., and “daily alms” each week 37s. 11d. Also there is the King's offering on Twelfth Day, 33s. 4d.; and to “the heralds at arms for their largess” that day, 5l.
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Payments. Wages of the Almain armourers at Greenwich, 8 Jan. to 4 Feb., 28 days, 28l. 16s. 9d. Wages of 28 yeomen of the Guard, “being no daily waiters, but sent for by the King's commandment to give their attendance at the Queen's coming into this realm,” from 10 Dec. to 19 Jan., “and then sent home again,” on warrant, 54l. 4s. Board wages of the same during that time, 18l. 16d. Wm. Raynsford and Thos. Gifforde, gentlemen ushers of the Chamber, “making ready at Dover and Sytingbourne against the Queen's coming into this realm,” 35 days at 5s. a day; for 2 yeomen and 5 grooms there, 39 days at 2s. a day for each yeoman, and 20d. for each groom; Ric. Greneway, gentleman usher of the Chamber, likewise making ready at Canterbury and Rochester, 35 days, and 3 yeomen and 4 grooms there, 39 days; also 12d. a day for a wood-bearer; total, 80l. 4d. Ric. Fremmelynge and John Thomson, yeomen of the Guard, with three grooms, likewise making ready at Dartford, 30 days, on the lord Chamberlain's bill, 13l. 10s. John Norris and Wm. Moris, gentlemen ushers of the Chamber, “for themselves and the groom porter, making ready lodgings for the Queen at Calais,” 41 days, themselves at 5s. and the groom porter at 20d. a day; also 5 yeomen and 3 grooms for 53 days; on my lord Chamberlain's bill, 63l. 13s. 4d. Ric. Blount, gentleman usher of the Chamber, with 3 yeomen and 3 grooms, “making ready at Greenwich for the King's lodging,” 3 days, on the Vice-Chamberlain's bill, 25s. Wm. Raynsford, gentleman usher, with 3 yeomen and 3 grooms “making ready the Parliament Chamber in the month of November, ao 31°,” 2 days, on the Vice-Chamberlain's bill, 18s. 8d.; and again in January, ao 31°, 18s. 8d. John Norris, gentleman usher of the Chamber, with 3 yeomen and 3 grooms, “riding from Ampthill to Windsor to make ready lodging for Duke Frederic, by commandment of Master Vizchamberlain,” on Mr. Vice-Chamberlain's bill, 28s. John Holland, yeoman usher of the Chamber, with 2 yeomen and 4 grooms, “making ready at Hampton Court for the strangers that came with the Queen the xviij day of January,” by command of Mr. Vice-Chamberlain, on his bill, 28s. Edw. Lloid, yeoman of the Wardrobe of Beds, and John Askowe, groom of the same, and a smith with them, “to set up 2 beds of the King's, one at Dertford and another at Rochester, and for making ready there for the Queen's Grace,” 30 days, the yeomen at 2s., groom at 20d., and smith at 12d. a day, on the lord Chamberlain's bill, 7l. John Sayton, groom of the Chamber, and Robt. Smith, messenger of the same, riding by command of the Council, as appears by bills signed by them, 58s. 8d. Wm. Tildesley, of the Wardrobe of Beds, “money by him laid out in shipping and unshipping of ix loads of wardrobe stuff from the Tower of London to Calais” and paid to labourers, “and for faggots to ‘brethe’ the said stuff there, and other necessaries,” on the Vice-Chamberlain's bill, 27s. 6d. Thos. Swallowe, messenger of the Chamber, riding “to sundry places with the King's letters,” by command of King and Council as appears by two bills signed by the lord Privy Seal, 10l. 14s. Robt. Draper, John Halely, and John Kyrby, of the Jewel House, board wages, being absent from Court, in the Tower, attending at the Mint and elsewhere, 30 days, in April and May, and from 8 June to 20 Dec. ao 31°, 194 days, at 8d. a day, 22l. 8d. * Robert Grymhill, messenger of the Chamber, riding by command of the lord Privy Seal, 5l. 15s. Wages and board wages of yeomen of the Chamber at 40s. a month, 31 Dec. to 1 Feb., 151l. 14s. 6d. * Sir Edm. Walsingham, part payment of 100l., for repairs in the Tower, 50l. * Thos. Swallow, messenger, “sent with letters of importance,” 100s. * Hen. Ree, pursuivant, “for bringing of letters to the King's Highness out of Scotland and going again with letters into Scotland,” 100s. * Ric. Vavasour, “for so much money paid to one Ric. Dakes for his costs, being sent with the King's letters to the lord President and Council of the North parts,” 40s. * Peter Dankcorte, servant to the Marques Brandebrugh, reward, 20l. * James Crane, by way of prest, 10l. * Raylton “money disbursed to certain posts and couriers,” 11l. 6s. 8d. Mr. Stephen Vaughan, agent in Flanders, post money, 56s. Jas. Nedeham, surveyor of the King's buildings, on warrant dormant for 100l. monthly, “for sundry buildings and reparations in and upon divers manors” for December, 100l. * Gregory Railton, “money disbursed to Johnes Nigellius,” 10l. *The wife of Wm. Humfrey, “for diet and other expenses of the late Lady Marquis of Exeter and her two gentlewomen,” 9l. 6s. 8d.
f. 114.
f. 114 b.
Wages in January ao 31°.—Twelve trumpets at 16d. a day each, 24l.; and five at 8d. a day each, 5l.; Ph. Weldre, luter, 66s. 8d.; Peter Welder, luter, 31s. John Severnake rebeck, nihil; Thos. Evans, rebeck, 20s. 8d.; Wm. More, harper, 31s.; Thos. Bowman minstrel, 20s. 8d.; Andrew Newman, the waite, 10s. 4d.; Arthur Dewes, luter, 10s. 4d. Noyall Sale, tabret, nihil, quia mortuus; Hans Highorn and Hans Hossenet, vialls, 33s. 4d. each; Mark Anthony, sagbut, 40s.; Pilligrine (Pelligrine), sagbut, 40s.; Nic. Vorcifall, sagbut, 55s. 6d.; Guilliam Dufayt (Duwayte, Duvaite) and Guilliam de Trosshis (Trosshes), minstrels, 53s. 4d. each; Morice de Fresne, a writer, 33s. 4d.; John Harison, yeoman, 20s. 8d.; John Madison, yeoman, 31s.; Wm. Rolt, serjeant, 31s.; John Polle, yeoman, 10s. 4d.; Wm. Turnour and Ric. Skidmore, of the Toils, 32s.; Wm. Lee (Le), yeoman, 15s. 6d.; Alex. Gingham, board wages, nihil; Ric. Cecill (Cicell), yeoman of the Robes, 31s.; John Bonntanns, tabret, 41s. 4d.; Hanyball and Fraunces, nihil; Paul Freland, feather maker, 22s. 2d.; Luke Hornebaud, painter, 55s. 6d.; the children of the Chapel, board wages, 26s. 8d.; Thos. Walter, a hunt, 10s. 4d.; Wm. Poole, yeoman, 15s. 6d.; Sir Henry Pynnago, 31s.; Gerard Brode, 30s., Wm. Barker, 31s., Chr. Walleson, 20s. 8d., John Shirwood, 20s. 8d., Ric. Ellis, 41s. 4d., and Ric. Brandon, 31s., falconers; Ric. Baker's board wages, 6s.; Thos. Farnall, 31s., Ph. Clamp, 62s., and Ralph Aphowell, 31s., falconers; Edw. Hawkins, 20s. 8d.; Robt. Stoner, 15s. 6d.; John Node, John Stonerd (15s. 6d.), Rol. Rigby, Rol. Rampson (Ramson), Ric. Johnson (15s. 6d.), and Ric. Barnes, keepers, 20s. 8d. each; Wm. Paget, clerk of the Signet, 41s. 4d.; Barthill and Hans, dromslades, 33s. 4d.; Hans Quere, dromslade, 20s. 8d.; John Pretre, fifer, 20s. 8d.; Nich. Andrewe and Ant. Symon, sagbuts, 20s. 8d. each; Anthony Mary, sagbut, 41s. 4d.; Wm. Awbury, yeoman of the Crossbows, 20s. 8d.; Giles Churchil, groom of the Crossbows, Ric. Wyther, John Browne and Sampson Clayton (Cleyton), yeomen, 10s. 4d. each; Wm. Welshe (Wealshe), yeomen, nihil; Nic. Worston, clockmaker, 20s. 8d.; Sir John Wolf, priest, deviser and planter of grafts (devisour of herbours and grafts), 20s.; Thos. Chatres, yeoman, 10s. 4d.; Matthew de Johanna, caster of the bar, 20s. 8d.; Sebastian Lysney, clockmaker, 20s. 8d.; Guilliam le Craunt, crossbow maker, 10s. 4d.; the grooms of the Buckhounds to find them meat, 22s. 2d.; Nic van Whitingbrugh (Whitingbroghe), Peter Neve, Jas. Weller, Henry van Suttenfende (Sutfende, Sutefen), Leobert Stokman (Stoker), Matth. van Swollowe (Swolle, Swoll, Vanswoll), Chr. Hane, Hen. van Evilden, Matth. van Saten, and Hen. Yonge, gunners, 15s. 6d. each; John Willat, Thos. Johns, Wm. Borras, Robt. Axe, John Skreven, Ric. Sandell, and Rog. Boxwell (Barnwell), yeomen, 15s. 6d. each.
Total payments in January ao 31°, 1,124l. 5s. 9d.
February.—The King's offering on Candlemas Day, 46s. 8d. Sunday [1st] at Greenwich. Sundays [8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th] at York Place. “The bp. of Lincoln for preaching before the King the first Sunday in Lent,” the bp. of Chichester the second and the suffragan of Worcester the third, 20s. each. Sunday offerings and daily alms as in January; also an offering of 6s. 8d. on St. Matthew's Day.
f. 115b.
f. 116.
f. 116b.
f. 117.
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Almain armourers, 5 Feb. to 4 March, 28l. 16s. 9d. Sir Ric. Longe, for 10 loads of hay for the King's deer in Greenwich Park, at 6s. a load for hay and 12s. for oats and 8d. a load for carriage, “and for one that made provision of the said hay and oats by the space of viij days iiijs., 7l. 6s. 8d. John Johnson, master of the King's barge, with 10 men, bringing the barge from Westminster to Greenwich, 3 Feb., himself at 16d. and the watermen at 8d. a day, 8s.; also with 25 watermen, “carrying of the Guard, in the said barge from Greenwich to Westminster,” 4 Feb.; also “for iiij burdens of rushes for the said barge, viijd.; on the Vice-Chamberlain's bill, total, 26s. 8d. John Belson and Ralph Holforde, yeomen men of the Chamber, “riding from Hampton Court to London for the standards, with the rich coats of the Guard, against the time of Easter; and for ij carts for the same standards x miles, iijs. iiijd.; and for their costs returning again from Hampton Court to London with the said standards, by the space of ij days,” and cartages, 3s. 4d. as before; on the Vice-chamberlain's bill, 14s. 8d. John Gambolde, w. 18 Jan., for board wages at 20s. a month from 1 Nov. last to 1 March, 4 months, “and so afterwards to be paid monthly,” 4l. The Commissioners in the marches of Wales, w. d. for 218l. 18s. 11d. quarterly, for “diets and foreign expenses,” full payment for the quarter ended at Christmas last, besides payment in December, 178l. 8s. 11½d. *Doctor Barons, late ambassador in Denmark, for diets and post horses, 12l. 11s. 8d. *Sir Edm. Walsingham, for repairs in the Tower, full payment, 50l. The King, w. 3 Feb., to the hands of Mr. Anthony Deny, 1,000l. Mr. Edm. Harvell, now the King's agent in Venice, w. 28 Dec., diets at 20s., beginning 25 June ao 31°, 120l. *Fras. Pitcher, courier, expenses “riding in post,” 9l. 6s. 8d. *Sir Osborne Hitchingham, and Dethicke, pursuivant, “for their attendance at the Queen's Grace's coming,” 4l. *Gregory Raylton, “money by him disbursed to certain posts and couriers,” 11l. 8s. 4d. Jas. Nedeham, w. d., for January, 100l. The Commissioners in the marches of Wales, w. d., part payment for the quarter ending at Lady Day next, 25l., besides 100s. paid in December last. *Gregory Raylton, “money disbursed,” 10l. *Sir John Wallop, “now appointed to be resident in France,” diets at 40s., 200l. *Gertrude, the late marchioness of Exeter, reward, 100l. Sir Fras. Bryan, master of the Toils, w. 28 Dec., “for the storing of certain parks expressed in the said warrant in full payment of the same,” 50l, Dr. Bonner, elect bishop of London, ambassador in France, w. d. for diets at 53s. 4d., 66l. 13s. 4d. Archebolde Dowglas, earl of Anguishe, w. d. for 1,000l. a year, payable half-yearly, part payment of 500l. for the half-year ending 1 March next, besides 66s. 8d. paid in December last, 300l. Morgan Wolf, w. 28 March ao 30°, “for the making of certain plate given by way of His Grace's reward unto the Emperor's ambassador,” full payment, 310l. 8s. 11¾d. The same, w. 24 April ao 28°, “for an overplus of plate delivered to the Jewel House by John Freman,” full payment, 10l. 6s.d. The same, w. 26 Feb. ao 30°, for plate “given in reward to the French king's ambassador,” full payment, 294l. 16s. 8d. The same, w. 26 Feb. ao 30°, “for the making of new plate against New Year's tide before the date of the said warrant, besides 578l. 11s.d. paid in May, Oct., Nov., and Dec., full payment, 385l. 6s.d. Cornelis Johnson, the King's smith, w. 4 Feb. ao 31°, for 200l. in prest “for the making of new hallis for chambers,” part payment, 133l. 6s. 8d. *Mr. Stephen Vaughan, “money by him disbursed to one John Gamardo by way of the King's reward,” 7l. Wm. Gonson, w. 6 Feb., “in prest for payment of wages and victuals, 154l. Sir Fras. Bryan, master of the Toils., w. 9 Jan., “for taking of certain deer to store the King's parks,” 17l. 6s. 8d. *Andrew de Lacona, reward, 23l. 6s. 8d. Mr. Ric. Tate, ambassador with the Emperor, w. d., full payment of diets at 40s. from 26 March ao 30° to 6 Feb. ao 31°, 58l. 6s. 8d. *Sir Edm. Walsingham, lieutenant of the Tower, part payment of 100l. to be employed in certain buildings and repairs,” 50l. *Hans Buckley, reward, 33l. 6s. 8d. *Chr Mounte, “sent at this time into Jarmany,” 50l. *Gregory Raylton, “so much money paid to Mr. Palmer and Fraunces Pincher, 110s. Sir Chr. Moris, master of the Ordnance, w. 9 Feb. for 708l. 18s. 10d. “to be employed in and about his Majesty's ordnance and habiliments of war and other necessaries,” 100l.
Wages in February ao 31°.—Twelve trumpeters, &c., as in January. Noyall Sale is omitted. Gingham has had 16s. 8d. board wages and Hannyball and Fraunces, 33s. 4d. board wages, but these sums are cancelled.
Total payments in February ao 31°, 4,054l. 5s. 3d.
f. 119.
March.—Sundays [7th, 14th, 21st, 28th] at Hampton Court. The bishop of Durham, preacher on Midlent Sunday, the bp. of St. David's on Passion Sunday, and the bp. of Carlisle on Palm Sunday, 20s. each. Offerings on the three first Sundays, and weekly alms, as before. Offering on Lady Day, 6s. 8d. Maundy Thursday [25th] at Hampton Court, “for fifty poor men at the King's maundy,” 50d. each, and four dozen purses for the poor men, 2s. Offering on Good Friday, 20s. Offering on Easter Day, “at resurrexion,” 6s. 8d., “at taking his rights,” 6s. 8d., “at high mass,” 13s. 4d.; the heralds at arms for their largess, 5l.; the cooks of the kitchen, 6l. 13s. 4d.; officers of the pastry, 20s.; officers of the squillery, 20s.; porters of the gate, 53s. 4d.; “thenxmen for their hoselinge money this Easter,” 20s.; offerings of 6s. 8d. on Easter Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
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Almain armourers, 5 March to 1 April, 28l. 16s. 9d. John Watton, the King's mole taker, on warrant of 15 May ao 31°, for 4d. a day until 1 April then next, 10 months, “and so afterward to be paid monthly,” with 20s. a year for livery, 5l. 7s. Roland Rugeley, yeoman of the Wardrobe of Beds, Jas. Jeskyn, clerk of the Wardrobe, David Phincent and Thos. Maynman, living at Greenwich six days, taking a view of the Wardrobe stuff there, at 2s. a day apiece, 48s.; the said Joskyn (sic) and Phincent living at Hampton Court 11 days, “making up their books of the view of the said Wardrobe stuff, and measuring of the stuff,” 66s.; on the Vice-chamberlain's bill, total 5l. 14s. Hen. Annesley and Ric. Clerc, yeomen of the Chamber, riding by command of the Council, on a bill signed by the Council, 5s. Nich. de Modeno, w. 14 Jan. for 20l. a year, payable quarterly from Christmas last, and 20s. a year for livery, for the quarter ending 31 March, 5l. 5s. Hen. Webbe, on liberate dormant, of 20 March, for a similar 20l. a year, 5l. Fras. Sidney, on liberate dormant of 8 April ao 31°, for a similar 20l. a year, 5l. Sir Anth. Browne, gentleman of the Privy Chamber, to the hands of John Skynner, his servant, for his quarter's fee due at Christmas last, which up to Michaelmas last was paid half-yearly by the treasurer of the Chamber, “and at this quarter of the Annunciation of Our Lady it was ordered that all gentlemen and other, attendant upon the King's Majesty in his Privy Chamber, predicto ao xxxjo receive and take their wages at the hands of Mr. Edmund Pekham, first master and cofferer of the King's most honourable Household, which Master Pekham hath no warrant to pay the said Sir Anthony but for one quarter run at this Our Lady Day,” 8l. 6s. 8d. Thos. Paston, of the Privy Chamber, on liberate for 46l. 13s. 4d. a year from Christmas last, payable quarterly, one quarter, 11l. 13s. 4d. Ric. Parrowe, one of the King's interlude players, w. 14 Feb. ao 30°, for 44s. 5d. a year, payable quarterly, from Christmas ao 30°, one year and a quarter, 55s.d. Robt. Southwell, on liberate dormant of 28 April ao 32°, for 100l. a year, from Christmas ao 31°, payable quarterly; one quarter 25l. Robt. Wyly, King's rat taker, on liberate dormant of 7 April ao 31° for the yearly payment of 4d. a day, 30s. 4d. Deryke Dethyke, yeoman of the Armoury, on warrant of 6 Feb. ao 31°, for provision of vc (500) staves, with all manner of necessaries for the same,” 41l. 13s. 4d. *Sir Henry Corkeleke, clerk, reward, 10l. *John Gedge, “money disbursed to posts and couriers,” 15l. 6s. 8d. Sir Chr. Morice, Master of the Ordnance, w. 9 Feb. ao 31°, besides payment in February, part payment, 500l. Jas. Nedeham, surveyor of works, w. d., 100l., for February. *Sir Edm. Walsingham, lieutenant of the Tower, for repairs within the Tower, besides payment in February, 50l. *Gedge, “money disbursed to Gilbert Whethill sent in all diligence unto Mr. Wyat,” 60s. *Thos. Sampson, “costs for conveying of a gelding to the Scottish King,” 6l. 13s. 4d. *James Glislenus Thalasus, reward, 20l. Peter Cupper van Collen, the King's servant, w. 3 March, “prest for certain waggons to be made to the King's use,” 60l. The earl of Anguishe, w. d., full payment of 500l. for the half year ended 1 March, besides payments in Dec. and Feb., 196l. 13s. 4d. Cornelis Johnson, the King's smith, w. 4 Feb., besides payment in Feb., full paymsnt, 66l. 13s. 4d. Melchior Myllyn, merchant of the Steelyard, w., 26 Feb., “for provision of ixm (9,000) bowstaves delivered to Sir Chr. Morice, knight,” 585l. Deryke Dethyke, yeoman of the Armoury, w., 10 March, “prest for provisions to be made for the jousts torney and barriers against May Day next coming,” 135l. 8s. 4d. *Ric. Longman, yeoman of the Tents, “wages of divers artificers for setting up of the King's tents upon Blackhethe, for receiving of the Queen's Grace,” 20l. 17s. 10d. *The earl of Sussex, diets at 66s. 8d., “commanded to repair to Calais for examinations of certain things by the King's Highness' commandment,” for one month, beginning 14 March, 93l. 6s. 8d. *Sir John Gage, sent in commission with the said earl, at 13s. 4d. a day, 18l. 13s. 4d. *The lord Saynt John, likewise sent, with 20s. a day, 28l. *Mr. Dr. Curren, likewise sent, with 6s. 8d. a day, 9l. 6s. 8d. *Mr. Edward Leighton, clerk of the Closet, “sent to accompany the said earl to Calais,” with 6s. 8d. a day, 9l. 6s. 8d. *Mr. Baker, King's attorney, likewise sent, with 6s. 8d. a day, 9l. 6s. 8d. *Mr. Stephen Vaughan, agent in Flanders, diets at 20s., 50l. *Mr. Ric. Bearde, “expenses about the King's affairs,” 23l. 6s. 8d. Mr. Nich. Heath, clk., King's almoner, w. 18 March, “to be distributed in alms on Good Friday,” 100l. *John Gedge, “for so much money paid to Francis Pytcher, courier,” 15l. Mr. Ric. Cotton, “comptroller of the Household of the King's most dearest son Prince Edward,” w. 22 March ao 22° (sic), for 1,000l. for the expenses of the said household, part payment, 300l. *Sir Mighell Mercatour, knight, “for the right acceptable service done to the King's Highness,” 50l. *Thos. Gigges, “for certain wares bought and merchandise for the King's store,” 447l. 19s. *Lady Eliz. Darell, reward, 20l. Mr. Edm. Pekham, cofferer and master of the Household, w. 23 March, “in prest by him to be employed and bestowed in and abouts th'expences of the King's said Household,” 4,000l. *Sir Edw. Cobham, “in prest upon a reckoning of his wages for the keeping of the King's blockhouse at Mylton, in the county of Kent,” 10l. Sir Edm. Walsingham, lieutenant of the Tower, w. d. 10 Nov. ao 31° for 13l. 6s. 8d. monthly “for the diets and other necessary charges of Margaret Poole, Edward Courtney, and Henry Poole, that is to say, for the said Margaret cvjs. viijd., beginning viij Julii ao xxxo, and monthly for the said Edward and Henry viijl. beginning vij Marcii ao xxxo,” part payment, 152l. *The earl of Rutland and Leonard Skevington, captain of the soldiers at Nottingham, wages of the soldiers for 7 months from 3 Nov., Ao 31° to 6 May following, 99l. 12s. 8d. *John Gedge, “money by him disbursed to Mr. Mason despatched to Sir Thomas Wyat,” 112s. *The same, disbursed to Fras. Pitcher, 112s. Mr. Edm. Peckeham, cofferer and first master of the Household, w. dated — (blank) “for the expenses and surplusage of the said household for the xxx year of his Grace's reign, and ending at Michaelmas last before the date of the said warrant,” part payment, 1,200l.
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Wages in March ao 31°:—As in February. The name of Sebastian Lysney is omitted. A new item is “John Gambold, wages, 20s.
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Quarter's wages at Lady Day:—Sir Edm. Walsingham, 25l.; and “to him, for finding of prisoners,” 25l.; the yeomen of the Tower, 36l. 10s. 7d.; Wm. Penyson, fee, 10l.; Percival Harte, fee, 5l.; Ant. Chobo (Chabo), surgeon, nihil (quia prius); Thos. Palmer (Sir Thos. Palmer, of Calais), fee, of Calais, 50s.; Nic. Crazer, astronomer, 5l.; Dr. Buttes, physician, 25l.; Dr. Bentley, physician, 10l.; Piro, the French cook, 66s. 8d.; John Bedill, late of the Jewel House, 33s. 4d.; John Barwyke, of the Leash, 10s.; Ant. Imers, of the Stable, 50s.; Austen Clerc, of the Stable, nihil, quia mortuus; Fras. de Rege, a rider, 5l.; Matth. de Mantua, studman, 4l. 13s. 3d.; his servant under him, 60s. 10d.; Hen. Sell, a hunt, 45s. 6d.; old Mrs. Knevet, annuity, 22l. 6s. 8d.; Anth. Lowe (Loo), 22s. 10d.; Ellynor Hutton, annuity, 33s. 4d.; Sir Richard Bawdewyn (Sir Ric. Bawden, priest), 45s. 8d.; Beatrix Apprice, wages, 16s. 8d.; Ric. Dey (De, Dei), groom of the Chamber, 50s.; John Evans, falconer, 50s.; Hugh Harris, falconer, 50s.; Luke de Lyarke, gunner, 4l. 13s. 3d.; Mody (Mowdy), footman, wages, 15s. 2d.; Wm. Armorer, footman, 10s.; Baltazer de Bolla (Bulla), milliner, 6l. 20d.; Sir Wm. Paulet, master of the Wards, 25l.; his clerk, 50s.; Hugh Pigot, cook, wages, 30s. 5d.; Wm. Lewes, instrument maker, 50s.; John Haywood, player on the virginals, 50s.; Lovell (John Lovell), gardener, wages, 15s. 2d.; Nic. Clerc, keeper of Hatfield, 30s. 5d.; Jenyns (John Jenyns), of the Pastry, 30s. 5d.; Wm. Croughton, hosier, 35s.; Wm. Hastinges, with my lord Prince, 25s.; John Erringham (Everingham), wages, 30s. 5d.; Thos. Morton, wages, 25s.; Fras. Blac (Blake), wages, 45s. 6d.; John Johnson, messenger, 25s.; Wm. Forde, keeper of mastiffs, 30s. 5d.; John Demayne (de Mayne), graver, 5l.; Wm. Hamond, of the Leash, 20s.; Thos. Woodall, sewer, 30s. 5d.; Chr. Hawte (Haulte), falconer, 33s. 4d.; Thos. Welden, keeper of Windsor Butts, 15s. 2d.; Hen. Romayns, the King's locksmith, 13s. 4d.; Mich. Frozard, mule harness maker, 45s. 6d.; Sir Wm. Suylliard, nihil, quia mortuus; John Fitzwater, clock keeper, 13s. 4d.; Thos. Vicary, surgeon, 5l.; Wm. Philip, writer, 50s.; Thos. Cowper, falconer, 4l. 11s. 3d.; Sir Brian Tuke, treasurer of the Chamber, 25l.; his clerk's fee, 5l.; Geo. Nodes and Geo. Grenefeld, serjeants of the hunts, 5l. 14s. each; Wm. Howell, John Borne (Broune), Jas. Maperley (Mawperley, 45s. 6d.), Humph. Raynsford (25s.), and Ralph Mody, hunts, 33s. 4d. each; Nic. Purfrey, yeoman, 30s. 5d.; George Sutton, late gentleman usher, 50s.; Cockes, footman, wages, 10s.; John Myston, yeoman, 30s. 5d.; Robt. Hobbs, keeper of More wardrobe, 45s. 6d.; Thos. Spynke, 15s. 2d.; Eliz. Darrell, 50s.; Anth. Toto and Bartill Penn, painters; 12l. 10s.; Geo. Dodsworth, keeper, 45s. 6d.; Wm. Herbert (Harbert), annuity, 11l. 13s. 4d.; Peter Mighen, a writer, 66s. 8d.; Thos. Wolward, armourer, 30s. 5d.; Ellis Carmillian, 33s. 4d.; John Lewes, yeoman, 30s. 5d.; John Amadas, yeoman, 45s. 6d.; Robt. Fowler, keeper of Greenwich, 15s. 2d.; Wm. Long, arrowhead maker, 30s. 5d.; Wm. Philip, board wages, 30s. 5d.; Geoff. Bromefeld, buckler maker, 15s. 2d.; Sir Thomas Palmer, knight, 5l.; Ric. Bolton, of the Leash, 10s.; Edw. Burgess, a ferrour, nihil, quia mortuus; Massy Wyllard (Villiard Massy), fee, 5l.; Sir Wm. Wyndesour, 5l.; John Pitchour (Pitchar), of Totnam, 20s.; Thos. Darby, clerk to the Privy Council, nihil; Ric. Atzile, polisher of stones, 5l.; John Vaughan, sewer, 57s.; John Griffith, yeoman, 30s. 5d.; Dr. Tragonnell, 10l.; Thos. Decon, late porter with the Lady Mary, 60s. 10d.; Giles Everson, wages, 30s. 5d.; Thos. Gilbert, late gunner, 30s. 4d.; Wm. Orwell, messenger, 30s. 5d.; Thos. Carewe, sewer, 100s.; Wm. Tolley, yeoman, 45s. 6d.; Simon Burton, wages, 50s.; Steph. Vaughan, 100s.; Walter Dodsworth, a hunt, 33s. 4d.; Chr. Mountabourne (Mounte), 5l.; John Curson, groom of the Chamber, 30s. 5d.; Wm. Uxley, John Reignolde, and Wm. Blackeney, yeomen, 30s. 5d. each; Robt. Hynstoc and George Maylour, players, 22s. 2d.; Owen Dodsworth, a hunt, 33s. 4d.; Sir Wm. Pounder, 5l.; John Yerdley (Yardley), Philip Chute, Owen Lloide (daw keeper, 15s. 2d.), Edw. Hudswell, Geo. Mountjoy, David Morgan, Robt. Kyrke, Thos. Smythe (page of the Chamber, 50s.), John Browne (30s. 5d.), Ric. Lewes, Edw. David, Ric. Sentlowee, Ric. Fysher, John Turnour, Thos. Walton, and Wm. Willis (30s. 5d.), yeomen, 45s. 6d. each; Sir Ric. Long, master of the Buckhounds, 8l. 6s. 8d.; Walter Godson (Goodson), a hunt, 33s. 4d.; Sir Ric. Long, “master of thalkes” (the hawks), 10l.; Ric. White, yeoman, 33s. 5d.; Dr. Michael de la So (Soo), poticary (sic, physician) to the Lady Mary, 16l. 13s. 4d.; John Sodo, poticary to the Lady Mary, 6l. 13s. 4d.; Mich. Stannop, of the Stable, 66s. 8d.; Ric. Keys, yeoman, 45s. 6d.; John Care, paymaster of the King's buildings at Hunsdon, 4l. 11s. 3d.; Nich. Hare, 25l.; Hans Holben, painter, 7l. 10.; John Yonge, annuity, 30s. 5d.; Nich. Alcocke, surgeon, 50s.; Marques Erle (Elr), 30s. 5d.; John Aylif, surgeon, 5l.; Mrs. Eliz. Uxenbridge, 66s. 8d.; Hugh Lee, of the Leash, 10s.; John Wolf (Woulf), armourer, 45s. 6d.; Thos. Hutton, yeoman, 30s. 5d.; Wm. Armourer, “yeoman to thenxmen,” 35s.; Wm. Beton, organ maker, 5l.; Thos. Davy, 10s.; Thos. Dodsworth, a hunt, 33s. 4d.; Laur. Cooke, yeoman, 30s. 5d.; Thos. Culpeper, for keeping the gallery at Greenwich, 16l. 13s. 4d.; Edm. Hodgeson, 45s. 6d.; John Sydenham (Syddeham), 30s. 5d.; Ant. de Basson, instrument maker, 4l. 11s. 3d.; Alex. Penix (Pinx), dromslade, 45s. 6d.; Walter Delenus, 5l. 16s. 8d.; John Curwyn, falconer, 4l. 11s. 4d.; Ralph Stannewe, schoolmaster to “thenxmen” (the henchmen) 100s.; John Glover, yeoman, 30s. 5d.; Hierome Benall (Bennall), 50s.; Thos. Bill, physician, 50s.; Dr. Huic, physician, 50s.; “Bacon Nycholas” (Nich. Bacon), 50s.; Robt. Gresne (Grene), footman, 30s. 5d.
Half year's wages at Lady Day.—
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The yeomen of the Tower, for firewood, 26s. 8d.; Sir Hen. Pynnago, 10l.; Sir Ant. Browne, [16l. 13s. 4d.] (fn. 3); Sir Fras. Bryan, master of the Toils, 33l. 6s. 8d.; Sir John Nevell, 10l.; lady Anne Grey, 6l. 13s. 4d.; Robt. Seymer, 5l.; Robt. Fowler, 10l.; Dr. Leighton, clerk of the Closet, 15l.; Sir Thos. Spert, 16l. 13s. 4d.; Ric. Candishe, nihil; Raphael Archangell, 9l. 2s. 6d.; his servant, 60s. 10d.; Nich. Sampson, 50s.; Bastard Falconbridge, 10l.; Wm. Morrant, 5l.; Michael Mercator, 11l. 5s.; Sir John Gifford, 5l.; Sir Laurence Stabernes, nihil, quia mortuus; John Myn, “the surveyor general clerk”, 5l.; John Rydley, groom of the long bows, 20s.; Nich. Fytton, 10l.; Dr. Augustyn, paid beforehand in Dec. last; Robt. Forde, 6l. 13s. 4d.; John Norres, 20s.; John Slye, player, 33s. 4d.; John Hynd, one of the General Surveyors, 25l.; John Parker, of the Stable, nihil; Thos. Myntrine, 5l.; John Wille, rat taker, 60s. 10d.; Sir John lord Russell, 11l. 13s. 4d.; Edm. Pekham, cofferer, 10l. 10s.; Robt. Reignold and Thos. Glyn, minstrels, 66s. 8d.; Barnarde de Mela, 35l.; Ric. Warde, “for looking to the King's harness at Windsor,” 60s.
Total payments in March ao 31°, 9,687l. 11s.d.
Total since 1 Jan. ao 31°,—14,866l. 2s.d.
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, “ao 32°” (i.e. 31 and 32).—Sunday [4th] at Hampton Court. Sundays [11th, 18th] at York Place. Friday, St. George's Day, offering 6s. 8d.; offering at requiem mass, 6s. 8d.; the fraternity of St. George, 13s. 4d.; the heralds-at-arms for their largess, 5l. Sunday [25th] at York Place, the heralds-at-arms at the creation of the lord Cromwell, earl of Essex, 66s. 8d. Sunday offerings and daily alms as before.
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Almain armourers, 2 April to 29 April, 28l. 16s. 9d. Gilbert Hoylthuseim, one of the King's falconers, w. 15 March ao 31° for 12d. a day from Michaelmas last to 1 May ao 32°, “and so afterward to be paid monthly,” 10l. 13s. Ric. Aberton, one of the King's falconers, w. 25 March ao 31°, for 12d. a day from 1 Feb. to 1 May, 3 months, “and so afterward to be paid monthly,” 4l. 10s. John Pretre, fypher, now in wages at 8d. a day, w. 2 April ao 31° for 16d. a day from 1 Oct. last to 1 May next, “and so afterward to be paid monthly,” 7l. 2s. Hans Garet, dromslade, at 8d. a day, w. 2 April for 16d., similarly, 7l. 2s. Wm. Rainsforde, gentleman usher of the Chamber, with 3 grooms and 3 yeomen “making ready the King's Parliament chamber in this month of April,” 4 days, on the lord Chamberlain's bill, 37s. 4d. Nich. Collyns, Ric. Wygan, Wm. Polexhill, John Willisdon, and Hen. Birde, riding by command of the Council, on bills signed by the Council, 10l. 18s. 4d.
Wages in April, ao 32°.—As in March. New items are “Hans Garret, dromslade, 20s.,” and “John Whaton (Whatton), mole taker, 10s.
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*John Brereton, “bringing letters to his Highness from Ireland,” 6l. 13s. 4d. *Gilbert Dethike, “his costs going and coming from Cleveland,” 12l. *Nich. Alexander, “sent with letters from his master (fn. 4) to the King's Highness,” 6l. 13s. 4d. Mr. Ric. Cotton, comptroller of the household of Prince Edward, w. 22 March ao 31°, besides payment in March, full payment, 700l. *John Gedge, “for so much money by him disbursed,” 4l. 10s.; likewise, 8l. *Jerome Corberger, “factor of Hans Bawer of Germany,” 66s. 8d. Mr. Pates, archdeacon of Lincoln, now ambassador in the Emperor's Court, w. 11 April ao 31°, diets at 30s. from 9 April, 252l. *Sir Edm. Walsingham, lieutenant of the Tower, “to be employed about buildings there,” 100l. *John Bookebynder, servant to duke Frederic, county Palantine, reward, 20l. *Mr. Edw. Leighton, clerk of the Closet, “being one of the commissioners to the town of Calais,” diets at 6s. 8d., 100s. *John Gedge, money “disbursed to Richard Houghe,” 6l. 13s. 4d. Wm. Gonson, w. 26 March ao 31°, “prest for payment of wages and victuals due to the keepers of the King's ships in the river of Thames,” 145l. 8s. 9d. *John Gedge, (fn. 5) “for so much money by him disbursed,” 100s. The same, “money by him disbursed to two servants,” 6l. 13s. 4d. The Commissioners in the marches of Wales, w. d., part payment of the quarter ended at Lady Day, besides payments in Dec. and Feb. last, 63l. 6s. 8d.
Total payments in April, 1,563l. 11s. 6d.
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—Sundays [2d, 9th] at York Place. Whit Sunday [16th] at Greenwich, “the King's offering at taking his rights in the morning” 6s. 8d; the heralds' largess, 5l. Sundays [23d, 30th] at York Place. Offerings on the above Sundays and daily alms as before, and also offerings on “Saint Philip and Jacob Day,” Ascension Day, Whitson Munday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and on Corpus Christi Day, and “at taking his rights” that day.
Almain armourers, 30 April to 26 May, 28l. 16s. 9d. Adam Gaskin, John Willisdon, Walter Vaughan, and Wm. Bellingham, yeomen, grooms and messengers of the Chamber, riding by command of the Council, on bills signed by the Council, 7l. 16d. John Johnson, master of the King's barge, “for his charges in trimming, burning, and tallowing of the King's great barge, called the Lyon in this month of May,” on the Vice-chamberlain's bill, 10s.
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Wages in May ao 32°.—As in April. New items are—Ric. Awberton, and Gilbert Hoylthuseim (Holthushein), falconers, 31s. each. Edw. Hawkyns and John Node have each nihil, quia mortuus.
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Jas. Nedeham, surveyor of Works, w. d. 100l. for March. Edm. Harvell, agent in Venice, w. d. 28 Dec. ao 31°, diets at 20s., 235l. *The same “for so much money by him disbursed and bestowed in and abouts the conveyance of certain minstrels, with their instruments, of Venice, to the King's Highness,” 66l. 16s. 4d. The Commissioners in the Marches of Wales, w. d., for the quarter ended at Lady Day, besides payments in Dec., Feb., and April, full payment, 125l. 12s.d. *Mr. John Baker, King's attorney, “sent with other, in commission to Calais,” full payment of diets at 6s. 8d. from 13 March to 27 April, 6l. *Dr. Corone, like diets, 6l. *Mr. Dr. Leighton, like diets, 20s. *Sir Edm. Walsingham, lieutenant of the Tower, to be bestowed on “buildings and other necessaries to be done within the said Tower,” 100l. Sir George Lawson, w. d., to be advanced for the wages of xx gunners in a new crew at Barwike for one whole year, to be due to the said gunners at Michaelmas next coming,” 182l. 10s. *John Gedge, “money by him disbursed,” 7l. *Sir Thos. Wyat, ambassador with the Emperor, diets at 53s. 4d., 175l. Sir Chr. Morice, master of the Ordnance, w. 9 Feb. ao 31°, besides payments in Feb. and March last, full payment, 108l. 18s. 10d. *John Gillerkirke, reward, 10l. *John Gedge, “money by him disbursed,” 4l. *Roger Basinge, the King's servant, “to buy certain jenettes and jenetes mares beyond the sea,” 200l. *Sir Chr. Morice, master of the Ordnance, “for the payment of cxl gunners serving the King's majesty at his castles, fortresses, and bulwarks, lately edified on the sea coasts for two months' wages, ending the xix of this present month of May,” 200l. *The lord Saint John, “sent in commission to Calais, with other,” full payments of diets at 20s. from 13 March to 27 April, 18l. *Sir John Wallopp, ambassador in France, diets at 40s., 200l. *Thomas Midelton, “sent at this time with the King's letters to Sir John Wallop,” 7l. *The earl of Sussex, diets at 66s. 8d., “being sent in commission with other to Calais,” 200l. *Sir John Gage, similar diets at 13s. 4d., 66l. 13s. 4d. *Jas. Shirlocke and Thos. Avery “for so much money by him disbursed,” 53l. 13s. 4d. *John Baptist Mordome, reward, 20l. *Gerrard Holtrop, reward, 20l. *Roger Basinge, part payment of 200l. “for buying of certain jenettes beyond the sea,” 100l. *Fraunces Philipp, reward, 10l. *Bastion Henyon, reward, 10l.
Total payments in May ao 32°, 2,422l. 11s.d.
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—Sundays [6th, 13th, 20th, 27th] at York Place, offerings and daily alms as before, also offerings on St. John's Day and St. Peter's Day. “The grooms of the woodyard for their reward at the feast of Midsummer as hath been accustomed,” 10s.; the fraternity of St. Dunstan's in the West, for the year ending St. Peter's Day ao 32°, 40s. John Piers “for the hire of a house in London for the standing of the great standards with the rich coats of the Guard for half a year ended at Midsummer, 17s. 4d.
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Roland Rugeley and David Phinsent, of the Wardrobe of Beds, and Nich. Bristowe, his Grace's clerk, “for their charges being at the earl of Essex's house to convey certain stuff from thence to the King's wardrobe, which stuff was the late Earl's, to be conveyed from thence to the Tower of London, to Hampton Court, xj miles with one cart, and to Greenwich with two carts iiij miles, and two carts to the Tower, and for bed ropes to the beds withal, and for all their charges by the space of vj days,” at 20d. a day each, on the Vice-chamberlain's bill, 35s. 5d. Almain armourers, 17 May to 23 June, 28l. 16s. 9d. John Belson and Ralph Holforde, fetching 80 bows and sheaves of arrows “from the Tower of London to the clerk of the Check's lodging at Stronde Bridge, to the use of the Guard, against the King's progress ao xxxijo; also for the hire of a barge to carry the said bows and arrows xxd.”; also charges delivering into the Tower 30 bows and 100 sheaves of arrows, “and for vj men to carry them from the King's fletcher's and bowyer's houses on London Bridge to the Tower xijd., the which bows and sheaves of arrows were taken out of the Tower for furnishing of the Guard against the meeting of the Queen;” on the Vice-chamberlain's bill, in all, 6s. 8d. John Kellam, Launcelot Haryson, Thos. Batersby, sen. and jun., John Holland, Robt. Griffith, Laur. Serle, and Robt. Wamsley, “with, divers other yeomen of the King's chamber, riding into sundry places by the King's commandment,” on the Vice-chamberlain's bill, 8l. 8s. 4d. Thos. Paston, gentleman of the Privy Chamber, on liberate dormant of 8 May for 46l. 13s. 4d. a year, payable quarterly, besides 11l. 13s. 4d. paid at Lady Day last, full payment for the half year ended at Midsummer, 11l. 13s. 4d. Ric. Vaucer, w. d. for 4d. a day from 22 May, payment from 22 May to 1 July, 13s. John Mallarde, “an orator or — (blank) in the French tongue,” w. 31 July ao 31° for 10l. a year from Christmas last, for two quarters ending 30 June ao 32°, 100s. The yeomen of the Guard at 4d. a day, for the quarter ended 30 June, 283l. 12s. 4d.; those at 6d. a day, 104l. 13s. *John Gedge, “money by him disbursed,” 7l. 10s. *Peter Swifte “for coats and conduct money of a captain and a petty captain, and 100 soldiers, &c., to serve the king under the lord Sandes, at Guysnes,” 63l. 16d. *John Gedge, “money by him disbursed to posts, couriers, and messengers,” 26l. *Andrew Zinke, servant to the duke of Saxon, reward, 20l. *Peter Swyfte, “wages of cvj soldiers to attend upon the lord Sandes,” viz., a captain at 4s. a day, petty captain at 2s., and men at 6d., for one month from 10 June, 82l. 12s. *Wm. Paget, the Queen's secretary, “towards his preparation of his journey forwards and other things,” 66l. 13s. 4d. *Wymonde Carewe, “to be given, in rewards on the King's Highness' behalf and the Queen's, to certain ladies at their departing into Clevelande,” 542l. 6s. 8d. *Wm. Paget, “for defraying of certain charges of certain ladies and gentlewomen that departed hence into Clevelande,” 20l. Commissioners in the Marches of Wales, w. d. for 218l. 18s. 11½d. quarterly, part payment for one quarter, “which shall be due at Midsummer next coming,” 13l. 6s. 8d. *Sir Edm. Walsingham, part payment of 100l. for buildings within the Tower of London, 50l. *Roger Basinge, part payment of 250l. “for the provision of certain jenettes to the King's use,” besides 100l. in May, 100l. Edm. Harvell, agent in Venice, w. d., diets at 20s., 100l. Sir John Dudley, w. 25 March ao 32° (sic), for “gowns, doublets, and hosen for xx of his Majesty's armourers,” 26l. Martin Bowes, w. 28 March ao 32° (sic) for 470l. 3s. “for the gilding and new making of certain silver vessel,” part payment, 100l. Jas. Nedeham, w. d. for April, 100l. Roger Smyth, w. d. “advanced to him beforehand for one whole year, fully to be run and due unto him at Midsummer ao D'ni 1541,” 6l. 13s. 4d. Gregory Raylton, w. 25 June, “money by him paid for the affairs to posts and messengers,” 52l. 5s. Wm. Frankleyn, w. 23 April ao 32°, “to be employed in alms for the souls of the earl of Essex and the earl of Oxford, late deceased,” 16l. 13s. 4d. John bp. of Bath and Wells, w. 22 June “sent at this time in ambassade unto the parties of beyond the sea,” prest of diets at 53s. 4d., 266l. 13s 4d. Sir Anth. Selenger, gentleman of the Privy Chamber, “at this time sent into Ireland,” w. 23 June, “in prest of his fee and of his Highness' affairs,” 1,000l. The earl of Anguishe, w. d., part payment of 500l. for the half year ending 1 Sept. next, 66s. 8d. Wm. Blanden, w. 29 June, “for so much money by him laid out, expressed in the said warrant,” 13l. 6s. 8d. Hen. lord Matravers, deputy of Calais, w. 27 June, “in prest upon a reckoning of his pension for the said office,” 333l. 6s. 8d. John Story, w. 29 June, “sent with letters from Turplayr ars (sic) (fn. 6) Malta unto his Highness,” 15l.
Wages in June ao 32°.—As in May. The second item is, however, 4 (not 5) other trumpets, and the names Hannibal and Fraunces, Hawkyns, and Node, are omitted. Matthew de Johanna appears as “Johanna de Mathewe.”
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Quarter's wages at Midsummer:—As at Lady Day. The following items are omitted:—Ant. Imers, Austen Clerc, Sir Wm. Suylliard, Edw. Burges, Dr. Tragonnell, Thos. Gilbert, Mich. Stannop, Mrs. Eliz. Uxenbridge. New items are:—Thos. Paston, annuity, nihil, quia antea; Nich. de Modeno, 5l. 5s.; Hen. Webbe, of the Stable, 5l.; Fras. Sidney, 5l.; Robert Southwell, annuity, 25l.; Wm. Welshe, yeoman, “in the wages of iiijl. by the year advanced to him beforehand for one whole year,” from 30 June ao 31° to 1 July ao 32°, and no allowance taken therefor until now, 4l. Paulet, master of the Wards, is here called lord St. John, and instead of Hinstoc and Maylour, players, we have “Robt. Hinstoc, George Birche, and Ric. Parlowe, players, 33s. 4d.” Thos. Hutton has nihil, quia mortuus.
Total payments in June ao 32°, 4,291l. 17s.d.
Total from 1 April, 8,278l. 0s. 5d.
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—Sundays [4th, 11th, 18th, 25th], at York Place. Sunday offerings and daily alms as before.
f. 139.
f. 139 b.
f. 140.
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f. 141.
Almain armourers, 24 June to 21 July, 28l. 16s. 9d. John Norris, gentleman usher of the Chamber, with four yeomen and a groom of the Chamber and a groom porter, “making ready at Windsor and waiting upon the strangers there, and from thence to Hampton Court and so to Greenwich, by the space of vj days; and to William Tildesley, of the Wardrobe of the King's beds, for himself making ready at Windsor and waiting upon the strangers there, by the space of iiij days”; on Mr. Vice-Chamberlain's bill, 50s. Hen. Annesley, groom of the Chamber, “going on the King's business by the commandment of Mr. Vice-Chamberlain,” 3s. Nic. Foskue, groom porter, “for ij fire forks by him provided for the King's Chamber, weighing xxiiij lbs. every of them, at ijd. the lb., viijs., and for ij fire pans weighing xxvij lbs., at ijd. the lb., iiijs. vjd., and for one dozen snuffers at iiijd. the piece, iiijs., and for half a dozen of joined stools at xd. the piece, 5s., also for a plate of iron vjs. viijd., and for mending of ij old, ijs., and for a marking iron of the rose iiijs. iiijd., item for ij screens at iijs. the piece, vjs., on the Vice-Chamberlain's bill, 40s. 6d. David Phincent, of the Wardrobe of Beds, “for himself and his servant riding from Hampton Court to Westminster, to the Tower of London, and to Hanworthe, for wardrobe stuff to furnish the house there for the strangers, at two sundry times in the months of June and July ao xxxijo, and for deliverance of the same home again,” 14 days at 2s., on the Vice-Chamberlain's bill, 28s. Thos. Batersby and five other yeomen of the Guard, the groom porter and two other grooms of the Chamber, making ready at Greenwich 3 days, and for two grooms of the Wardrobe, 5 days, on Mr. Vice-Chamberlain's bill, 37s. Sir Edw. Kene (Kerne?), w. 29 June, “in prest upon his post money,” 20l. Edw. Stondon, clerk of the Stable, w. 14 May for 626l. 2s.d. “for stuff and workmanship by him provided for the King's use for his Grace's stable,” besides 200l. paid in June ao 32°, full payment, 426l. 2s.d. Thos. Bieston, clerk of the Stable, w. 16 May, “provision for the King's use for his Grace's stable,” 82l. 9s. 4d. Wm. Keene, w. 29 June, “cost and charges for him and a mariner accompanying him into Scotland about the King's affairs,” 7l. 10s. Sir Fras. Bryan, w. 2 May, “for reparation of the King's toils, for this year,” 13l. 6s. 8d. Marten Bowes, w. 26 March ao 31°, besides payment in June, full payment, 370l. 3s. 4d. *Roger Basinge, King's servant, by the late earl of Essex's letter for 250l. for provision of jenettes, besides 200l. paid in May and June, 50l. George (sic, qu. Gregory?) Raylton, w. 4 July, “money by him disbursed to Francis the King's courier,” 7l. The same, w. 7 July, “money by him disbursed to couriers and posts” 11l. 13s. 4d. The same w. 9 July, “money by him disbursed to Francis the courier,” 10l. Edm. Stondon, clerk of the Stable, w. 4 March ao 31°, for stuff and necessaries for the Stable, 72l. 6s. 8d. Thos. Bieston, clerk of the Stable, w. 12 Nov. ao 31°, for stuff for the Stable, 29l. 13s. 2d. Wm. Gonson, w. 25 June, “prest for payment of wages and victuals due to the keepers of the King's ships,” 170l. 12s. 6d. Geoff. Loveday, w. 14 July, “for his attendance upon the prince of Salem,” 75s. To the. King's Highness, w. 16 July, “for his Grace's own affairs to the hands of Mr. Deny,” 1,000. Sir Anth. Saintleger, w. 12 July, “by him to be repaid unto the mayor and his brethren within the city of Chester, for so much money by them disbursed,” 114l. John Bryket, the King's master cook, w. d. “for the apparelling of xxxiij galapynes for one year fully to be run at Christmas next coming,” 50l. *Sir Edm. Walsingham, “to be employed abouts the new building of his dwelling house and other necessaries,” besides payment in June, full payment 50l. Gregory Raylton, w. 12 July, “money by him disbursed to one Hugh Good,” 100s. Archebolde earl of Anguishe, w. d., part payment of 500l. for the half year ending 1 Sept. next, besides payment in June, 200l. The Commissioners in the Marches of Wales, w. d., full payment for the Midsummer quarter, besides payment in June, 205l. 12s.d. The same in part payment for the quarter ending Michaelmas next, 13l. 6s. 3d. John White, the King's servant, w. 19 July, “for so much money by him disbursed for conduct, coats, prest wages, and his own charges, for 100 northern men prepared towards Ireland,” 14l. 15s. 5d. Ric. Andrewe, gentleman, w. 19 July, “for so much money restored to him that he had paid for purchase of land, bought of Thomas late earl of Essex,” 400l. Jas. Nedeham, clerk of the works, w. d., for May last, 100l. Wm. Raynsforde for certain reparations done at the Parliament Chamber, on a bill signed by Sir Wm. Kingston, 8l. 8s. Gregory Raylton, w. 25 July, 42l. Robt. and John Owen, w. 1 July for 73l. 9s. 10d. “for casting of certain ordnance of brass,” part payment, 40l. Edmund bp. of London, w. 1 Oct. a 30°, full payment of all his diets at 53s. 4d. and post money, 152l. 17s. 3d. Wymond Carewe, w. d. 19 July, fees of sundry persons expressed in the said warrant “giving attendance with the lady Anne Cleve,” for one quarter ended Midsummer last, 99l. 11s. 8. Arken Arkens, w. 1 July, “for new casting and founding of a demi-culverin for his part of the said warrant,” 12l. 17s. 6d. “John Gilker written Gilliger,” w. 23 July, reward, 10l. The earl of Sussex, w. 15 July, full payment of all his diets at 66s. 8d. from 12 March ao 31° to the 10th inst., 120 days, besides other sums, 106l. 13s. 4d. Sir John Wallopp, w. d., money disbursed to posts and couriers, as shown by a bill of particulars, 50l. 5s. 8d.
Wages in July, ao 32°.—As in June. There are again “5 other trumpets” and the caster of the bar” is Matthew de Johanna, but Sandell and Boxwell have their entries both cancelled. Wm. Poole and John Stonerd each have nihil, quia mortuus.
f. 142.
John Harman, gentleman usher of the Chamber, with 5 yeomen, 2 grooms, and the groom porter, “making ready at Greenwich for the strangers called the prince of Cellerne” (Salerno), 2 days, and for 2 grooms of the Wardrobe at the same time, 4 days, on Mr. Vice-Chamberlain's bill, 30s. 8d. The same John Harman, “going to Richmond and there remaining himseif in certain business with Mr. Blackenall, clerk of the Greencloth, at that time being officer of household there, by space of one day,” on Mr. Vice-Chamberlain's bill, 3s. 4d. Robt. Draper, John Halilye, and John Kyrby, of the Jewel House, board wages, “being absent from the Court by the King's commandment and the master of the Jewel House's, about the ordering of plate within the Tower of London and elsewhere,” viz., 14 days in January, 14 days in February, 12 in March, 16 in April, 10 in May, 10 in June, and 6 in July, and 8d. a day each, 8l. 2s.
Total payments in July ao 32°, 4,806l. 10s. 4d.
f. 142b.
—Sundays [1st, 8th], at Hampton Court. Sunday [15th], at Oteland. Sunday [22nd], at Reading. Sunday [29th], at Grafton. Sunday offerings and daily alms as usual, and also an offering on St. Bartholomew's Day.
f. 143.
f. 143b.
f. 144.
Almain armourers, 22 July to 19 Aug., 28l. 16s. 9d. The King's “offering to the high altar and to Saint George at his Grace's coming from Windsor the — (blank) day of Augest ao xxxijo, 15s., David Phincent, Edw. Lloid, and Humph. Orince, of the wardrobe of Beds, and Nich. Bristowe, the King's clerk, “riding from Hampton Court to London, by the King's commandment, there being busy at the late earl of Essex's house at the Augustine Friars', at the Tower of London, at Westminster, for the furniture of the lady Anne of Cleves,” 4 days, 32s.; riding to Horseleigh for the furniture of the said lady,” 2 days, 16s.; to Nich. Bristowe, “for himself riding to Otland and thence to Horsleighe for furnishing the house of Otland with beds and other necessaries from Horsleigh,” 2 days, 4s.; on Mr. Vice-Chamberlain's bill. Nich. Puvall, one of the King's minstrels, w. 15 Aug. for 16d. a day from 1 Nov. last to 1 Sept. next, “and so afterward to be paid monthly,” 20l. 5s. John Capes, merchant of Bristol, “who brought letters to the King from the lord Odonek of Ireland,” 9 Aug., reward, 10l.; John Boniow, a gentleman of France, reward, 25l.; Rothesey, herald at arms to the king of Scots, “who brought letters from the said King,” 50 crs. soleil; Henry Bradshaw, “which brought ij wild Irishmen, xxs., and to the said Irishmen in way of the King's reward, xxs.”; w. 21 Aug. 48l. 13s. 4d. Thos. Walshe, one of the barons of the Exchequer, John Mynne, one of the auditors of the same, and Wm. Candishe, one of the auditors of the Court of Augmentations, “being sent into Ireland for the accomplishment of the King's affairs there committed to their charge,” diets, beginning 14 Aug., of Walsh, at 20s., and of the other two at 13s. 4., for 60 days, w. 20 Aug., 140l. John Johnson, master of the King's barge, with 24 men, “going with the great barge from Greenwich to Gravesend for the strange ambassador, (fn. 7) and for bringing of them (sic) from thence to London,” 2 days, himself at 2s. and men at 12d. a day each, in the month of July; again “giving attendance upon the said ambassador and bringing them from London to Westminster and to London again, and from thence to Lambeth and to London and so to Westminster,” 4 days, in the said month of July; also “for burning and tallowing the said barge, xs., and for rushes, ijs.”; again “going to Greenwich with the said ambassador and to London again the xxvij day of July,” himself at 16d. and men at 8d., and “carrying the said ambassador from London to Gravesend and bringing up the barge again the xxix day of July,” himself at 2s. and men at 12d.; on the Vice-Chamberlain's bill, 4l. 2s. Gregory Raylton, w. 1 Aug., “money disbursed to one Middelton,” 7l. Sir Edm. Walsingham, w. d. 10 Nov. ao 31° “for the diets of Margret Poole, Edward Courtney, and Henry Poole, ending the xxj day of July ultimo,” 64l. Jas. Nedeham, w. d., 100l., for June. Robert and John Owen, w. 1 July, besides payment in July, full payment, 20l. 11s. 4d.
Wages in August ao 32°.—As in July. Wm. Poole, yeoman, Wm. Barker, falconer, and John Stonerd, keeper, are not entered. Guilliam le Craunt has nihil, quia mortuus. Severnake has 40s.
f. 145.
Total payments in August ao 32°, 586l. 16d.
September.—Sundays [5th, 12th, 19th, 26th] at Ampthill. Sunday offerings and daily alms as usual; and also offerings on Holy Rood Day, St. Matthew's Day, and Michaelmas Day.
f. 146.
f. 146b.
f. 147.
f. 147b.
f. 148.
John Piers, for the hire of a house in London for the great standards and rich coats of the Guard, for the quarter ending at Michaelmas, 8s. 8d. Almain armourers, 20 Aug. to 16 Sept., 28l. 16s. 9d.; also 17 Sept. to 14 Oct., 28l. 16s. 9d. Sir Ralph Sadler's servants “for bringing to the Court ij persons called Hernes the xxvth day of August last, xxs.; and to ij serjeants of London the same day for bringing up a prisoner called Lyons, xxs.”; also rewards, given 26 Aug., to the bishop of Elphen in Ireland, 6l. 13s. 4d., to John Heron, of Chipchase, 10l., to John Ogle, 6l. 13s. 4d., and to Cuthbert Shafte, 6l. 13s. 4d. w. 1 Sept., 32l. A servant of Sir Thos. Wharton, “who rode with letters into the North to his master,” 1 Sept. 20s.; Edw. Carleton, of Tyndale, Henry, Edmund and John Herne, rewards, same day, 20s. each; servants of Sir Ralph Sadler “for the bringing out of the North hither the said Edmond Herne and John Herne, with the hire of their horses and expenses, as well by the way as during their abode here,” 66s. 8d.; Collens, the messenger, who accompanied the said servants here, 20s.; John Rignialdy and John Newman, rewards, 6s. 8d. each; two officers of London for bringing the said Reigniald and Newman, hire of horses and expenses, 40s.; one named Lyons, 10s.; the Marshall “for keeping here the said Lyons the space of x days, and Henry Heme vi days, and conveying Xpofer Heme and Henry Heme to the Fleet, and the hire of their horses” 26s. 8d.; in all, w. 3 Sept., 15l. 16s. 8d. “Barnaby Donnet, servant to Oveill, who brought a present to the King's Highness from the said Oveill,” 8 Sept., 6l. 13s. 4d.; Exerbarke, servant to Duke Philip of Bavier, for bringing letters to the King 12 Sept., 40 cr. soleil; Sir Jas. Coluex, native of Scotland, reward, 5 Sept., 20l.; same day, Henry Shawe, servant to Sir Thos. Wharton, 13l. 6s. 8d.; Francis the courier, despatched 16 Sept., with letters to Sir John Wallop, 6l.; in all, w. 17 Sept., 55l. 6s. 8d. John Noodes. one of the keepers of Waltham forest, w. 10 Sept., wages at 8d. a day which John Nodes dec., had, from 26 April to 1 Oct. next, 104s. 8d. Nich. Andrewe and Ant. Symon, King's sagbutts, w. 18 Sept., for 16d. a day, parcel of the wages of Nic. Vorcifall, dec. sagbutt, i.e., 8d. apiece, in augmentation of their wages, making to each 16d. a day, 1 Aug to 1 Oct. next, “and so afterward to be paid monthly,” 40s. Laur. van Swatzenbing servant to Barnarde de Mela, Almain, “for bringing letters and a present of a brazen oven” from his master, 100 crs. soleil; Thos. Petirs, who brought letters from the King of Poole and town of Danske, 26 Sept., 20 crs. soleil; Thos. Cooke, sent with letters into Ireland, 6l. 13s. Ad.; John Davy, a Welshman, reward, “and for a horse which died here at the Court” 4l.; in all, w. 29 Sept., 38l. 13s. 4d. John Johnson, master of the King's barge, with 24 men, “serving the strangers (fn. 8) in the great barge from London to Westminster and so to London again,” himself at 16d. a day and his men at 8d.; again serving them 3 days in July; “and for rushes for the same barge xijd., also for brynnyng the said barge of the blocks and washing her, ijs.”; for “another barge that brought the said strangers from Powles wharf to the Tower,” 12 July, wherein were 10 watermen and a steerer, each man at 8d. and the steerer at 16d. a day, “and for the hire of the said barge,” 12d.; on the Vice-chamberlain's bill, 4l. 16d. John Harman, gentleman usher of the Chamber, with 4 yeomen, the groom porter, a groom of the Wardrobe, and 2 grooms of the Chamber, “making ready for the strangers at Hampton Court,” 4 days, on Mr. Vice-Chamberlain's bill, 45s. 4d. Wm. Olyver, Walter Vanghan, Philip Wilde, Robt. Smythe, and other, yeomen, grooms and messengers of the Chamber “sent on the King's business” by command of the Council, on sundry bills signed by the Council, 321. 15s. 8d. Hans Holbyn, the King's painter, “in advancement of his wages for one half year before hand” from Michaelmas last, 15l. John Parker, “one of the escuris of the escury of the King's Stable,” w. 6 Aug. for 13l. 8s. Id. a year, payable quarterly from Michaelmas, ao 31°, for one whole year ended Michaelmas, ao 32°, 13l. 6s. 8d. The yeomen of the Guard at 4d. a day, for the quarter ended 30 Sept., w., 293l. 9s. 6d.; those at 6d., w., 109l. 8s. George Ranszowe, w. for 40l. a year payable quarterly from Lady Day last, two quarters, 20l. “Paid xijo Novembris ao xxxijo to the lady Elizabeth, late wife to the earl of Kildare, deceased,” w. d. 6 Nov. ao 32° for 200 mks. a year payable quarterly, “the first payment to be made to her at Michaelmas dicto ao xxxijo,” for one quarter ended at Michaelmas, 33l. 6s. 8d. Thos. Guillham, w. 16 May ao 32° for 2d. a day from Lady Day last, for one half year ended 30 Sept., 30s. 5d. Cornelis Johnson, the King's smith, w. 18 Aug., “for new working and making of iron chambers, port pieces, and slings of iron,” 213l. 3s. 6d. Wm. Hunt, w. 17 Aug., for the like, 136l. 2s. 1d. Warner Reignoldes, w. 17 Aug., for the like, 139l. 16s. 9d. Sir Wm. Levet, clk., w. 5 Aug., “for xv tons of shot of iron,” 80l. Charles Wolman, w. 24 May, “for viij barrels of sarpentyne powder,” 16l. 13s. 4d. Sir Chr. Morice, master of the Ordnance, w. 17 Aug. “for timber for stocking and making of the said stocks and trucketts for certain pieces of ordnance and other necessaries appertaining to the said office,” part payment, 88l. 4s. 3d. Wm. Temple, the King's fletcher, w. 18 July, for 87 sheaves of arrows, “girdles and cases belonging to the same,” 23l. 4s. The same, w. 20 Dec ao 31° for 100 cases and girdles, “for the foresaid sheaves of arrows,” 106s. 8d.
f. 148b.
Wages in September ao 32°.—As in August. Wm. Barker, falconer, is again entered; and a new item is “Nicholas Puvall, minstrel, 40s.” Guilliam le Craunt, Sandell, and Boxwell are omitted. Nich. Vorcifall has nihil, quia mortuus.
f. 149b.
Quarter's wages at Michaelmas.—As at Midsummer. Wm. Welshe is omitted. Imers, of the Stable, is again entered but has nihil, quia mortuus, and so have John Griffith, yeoman, Owen Lloid, daw keeper, Edw. Hudswell, Ric. White, yeoman, and Thos. Hutton, yeoman. Nich. Hare has nihil, quia aliter promotus. Hans Holbyn nihil, quia prius per warrantum and Ant. de Basson simply nihil. New items are:—Ric. Vaucer (Vawcer), wages, 30s. 5d.; John Mallard, an orator, — (blank).
f. 151b.
Half-year's wages at Michaelmas.—As at Lady Day. Sir Anth. Browne, Candishe, Stabernes and Parker are omitted. A new item is “Sir Brian Tuke's diets and boat hire this year, 110l.
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Thos. Alsop, gentleman, poticary to the King's Majesty, w. 1 Sept. ao 32° for 26l. 13s. 4d. a year payable quarterly from midsummer ao 32°, one quarter due “at this present feast of Michaelmas,” 6l. 13s. 4d. Jas. Nedeham, clerk of the Works, w. d., for July, August and September, 300l. Sir John Wallop, ambassador in France, w. d., diets at 40s., 128l. “Item, allowed here upon the reckoning of the post book, for wages of the posts ordinary laid for conveyance of the King's letters, and passages of the same by sea, with charges of messengers sent to divers with the King's letters, and wages and allowance of the master of the posts and other charges for conveyance of letters, accounted and reckoned in the post book and not as any parcel of letters despatched at the Court by the King's Council,” 217l. 19s. 4d. Necessaries for the “sure order, keeping and inning of the King's money,” viz., paper, ink, wax, faggots and coals sitting in the Treasury Chamber, cleaning the Tower chamber every term, rushes, bags of canvas to put money in, counters, pack thread, candles, hampers, “and for necessaries appertaining to the same,” 15l. 6s. 2d. Morgan Wolf, the King's goldsmith, w. 18 Feb ao 31° “for certain plate by him delivered for the King's New Year's gifts in January dicto ao xxxjo, and for mending of certain of the King's plate in the year ended ultimo Decemb. dicto anno xxxjo,” 888l. 14s. 3d. The same, w. 18 Feb. ao 31° for plate given “in reward, to Mons. Hogreve, chief chancellor to the duke of Cleves, and to the baron of Weldyke, and to the chief chancellor to the duke of Bavier,” 353l. 7s. 1d. The earl of Anguishe, w. d., full payment of 500l. for the half year ended 1 Sept. last, besides payments in June and July, 296l. 14s. 4d. Mr. Wymond Carewe, receiver to the lady Anne of Cleves, w. 19 July for 505l. a year payable quarterly “to certain strangers and gentlewomen attending upon the said lady,” for one quarter ended Michaelmas, 126l. 5s. Sir Gregory Cassalis, “the King's orator at Rome,” w. d. “for so much money by him received of the Signory of Florence upon his diets, after the rate of xls. by day, which sum is charged in the book of receipts in June ao xxxo and was omitted, by Alane Haute's negligence, to be put in allowance, by reason that the money was not paid here in ready money but by consignation and charged as receipt and forgotten to be allowed,” 900l. Paid by command of the late earl of Essex, attainted, in March last to Sir Edw. Boughton, upon prest, to be repaid at Easter 1544, “for which the said late earl promised me to obtain a warrant, and therefore it was not entered in the said March, for which the said Sir Edward, with other, be bounden by obligation entered in the book of obligations,” 300l.
(One or more leaves, with the sum total of payments in Sept., &c., seem to be lost here.)
f. 153.
“Payments had by Sir Brian Tuke, knight, treasurer of the King's Chamber, beginning primo die Octobr. anno regni regis Henrici Octavi tricesimo secundo.”
Oct.—Sunday [3d] at St. Alban's. Sundays [10th, 17th] at More, with St. Luke's Day. Sundays [24th, 31st] at Windsor, with SS. Simon and Jude's Day. Offerings and alms as before.
f. 153 b.
Almain armourers, 15 Oct. to 11 Nov., 28l. 16s. 9d. Ralph Holfford, Thos. Battersbe, and Robt. Smithe, yeomen messengers, and grooms of the Chamber, riding by command of the Council, on bills signed by the Council, 9l. 6s. 4d. Lybby Orchard, servant to Dr. Wotton, for conveying letters to his master, ambassador with the duke of Cleves Dame Dr. Pate, ambassador with the Emperor, 3 Oct., 7l.; Francis the courier, for his journey out of France with letters from Sir John Wallop, 2 Oct., and returning again with the King's letter, 4 Oct., 14l.; in all, w. 7 Oct., 21l. Francis the courier, returning with letters from Sir John Wallop, 14 Oct., 7l.; Thade the courier, for his despatch with letters to Sir John Wallop, 18 Oct., and returning again to the King, 14l.; total, w. 20 Oct., 21l. “Hans Purcevaunt,” for his journey with letters to Sir John Wallop, 25 Oct., 7l.; Edm. Barker, servant to Dr. Pate, for his journey to his master, same day, with the King's letters, 6l. 10s.; in all, w. 27 Oct., 13l. 10s. Courte van Hammell, Alerdine Clayson, and Mighell Mosman, gunners, w. 29 Oct., for wages of 6d. a day from 15 April ao 29° to 1 Nov. ao 32°, “and so afterward to be paid monthly,” 69l. 13s. 6d.
f. 154.
Wages in October, ao 32°.—As in September. Vorcifall and Defresne are omitted, Thos. Walter, hunt, appears as Thomas—(blank), a hunt. Arthur Dewes has nihil, because dead, and likewise Dufaite and De Trosshes, because paid in the Exchequer.
f. 155.
The earl of Rutland, w. 22 Oct., for the wages of the garrison at Nottingham, for seven months from 17 Nov. next, 99l. 12s. 8d. Peter Cupper van Cullen, w. 4 Oct., “for making of privy waggons for the King's Highness,” 75l. Sir Edm. Walsingham, lieutenant of the Tower, w. d., “for the monthly diets of Margaret Poll, Edward Courteney, and Henry Polle,” 3 months, 22 July to 13 Oct., 40l. Mr. Ric. Pates, ambassador with the Emperor, post money, 58l. 5s. Mr. Edm. Harvell, agent in Venice, w. d., diets at 20s., 100l. (With the note, “This was left out of certificate by reason it came in reckoning customs.”)
Total payments in October, ao 32°, 673l. 12s.
—Allhallonday, at Windsor, the King's offering at “taking his rights in the morning,” 6s. 8d., at high mass, 13s. 4d.; the heralds' largess, 5l.; the children of the Chapel, “for singing of Audivi vocem on Alhollonne day,” 20s.; offering on All Souls' Day, 6s. 8d. Sundays [7th, 14th, 21st, 28th], at Windsor. Offerings on Sundays and on St. Andrew's Day, and daily alms, as usual.
f. 156.
Alberto da Venitia, Vincenzo da Venitia, Alexandro da Milano, Zuan Maria da Cremona, Ambrose da Milano and Romano da Miliano, player (sic) on the vialls, w. 3 Nov. for 12d. a day each from 1 May last to 1 Dec., “and so afterward to be paid monthly,” 64l. 4s. Thade the courier, despatched, 2 Nov., with letters to Sir John Wallopp, ambassador resident in France, and for his return again, w. 5 Nov., 14l. Hammes Purcevant, for his return out of France with letters from Sir John Wallopp, 11 Nov., 7l.; Mons. de Bus, “who came unto the King's Highness with a present of hawks from the countie de Bures,” 19 Nov., 40 mks.; in all, w. 19 Nov., 33l. 13s. 4d. Robt. Smythe, Ric. Wygan, and John Appleby, messengers of the Chamber, riding by command of the Council, on bills signed by the Council, 41s. Almain armourers, 12 Nov. to 9 Dec., 28l. 16s. 9d.
Wages in Nov., ao 32°.—As in October. The following names are omitted:—Dufaite, De Trosshes, Pynnago, and Dewes, The following are new:—Court van Hamell, Alerdine Clayson, and Mich. Moseman (Mosman), gunners, 15s. each. Thos. Bowman has nihil, quia mortuus.
f. 157.
f. 157b.
Mr. Ric. Patis, ambassador with the Emperor, w. d., for 4 months in advance, diets at 30s. from 24 Sept. to 13 Jan. ao 32°, 168l. Sir John Wallop, ambassador with the French king w. d., diets at 40s., 238l. Jas. Nedeham, w. d., for Oct. and Nov., 200l. Sir Ric. Longe, w. 8 Nov., “by him employed already for paving,” 267l. 12s. 6d. The Commissioners in the Marches of Wales, w. d., full payment for the quarter ended at Michaelmas last, besides payment in July, 205l. 12s.d. (Marginal note, “The certificate was 218l. 18s. 11½d. for this and the 13l. 6s. 8d. paid in July, and not certified then.”) Wm. lord Sandes, w. 19 Nov., “money by him defrayed for transporting of certain men to Guisnes, and for their conduct money last summer,” 51l. 2s. Wm. Gonson, w. 31 Oct., “prest for payment of wages and victuals to certain mariners for the sure keeping of the King's ships,” 341l. 5s.
Total payments in Nov. ao 32°, 1,750l. 11s.d.
f. 158.
December.—Sundays [5th, 12th] at Windsor. Sundays [19th, 26th], at Hampton Court. Saturday, Christmas Day, at Hampton Court, the King's offering at taking his rights in the morning, 6s. 8d., and at high mass, 13s 4d.; the heralds' largess, 5l. The children of the Chapel, “reward on St. Nicholas' Day as hath been heretofore accustomed,” 6l. 13s. 4d.; again “for singing of Gloria in Excelsis on Christmas Day,” 40s. Offerings on the Sundays, and also on the days of St. Nicholas, Our Lady, St. Thomas, St. John and St. Innocents, and daily alms as usual.
f. 158b.
f. 159.
John Piers, hire of a house in London for the standards and coats of the Guard, one quarter 8s. 8d. Almain armourers, 10 Dec. to 6 Jan., 28l. 16s. 9d. Francis, courier, for his return with letters from the bp. of Bath, 5 July, 5l.; Norfolk Herald, for his despatch with letters to Sir John Wallopp, 21 Aug., 7l.; in all, w. 24 Dec., 12l. Francis, courier, for his despatch with letters to the bp. of Winchester and Sir Henry Knevet, ambassadors with the Emperor, and return 27 Nov., 7l.; Thade, courier, “for his return with letters from the said bishop, being despatched hence vj Decemb.,” 70s.; Anth. Hall, servant to Sir John Wallopp, for his despatch with letters to his master, 8 Dec, 7l.; Wm. Harvy, for his despatch, same day, to the bp. of Winchester, and return, 9l. 6s.; the said Francis, for his despatch, 13 Dec., to the bp. of Winchester and Sir Henry Knevet, and return, 9l. 6s. 8d.; Thade, courier, conveying letters to Dover, “and so to be sent to the King's deputy of Calais,” 17 Dec., 20s.; Ric. Cupper, money disbursed “to two servants, the one of Sir Hugh Pollard's and the other of Peter Egecumbe, for the bringing up of two Cornishmen, clippers of money,” 40s.; in all, w. 24 Dec. 39l. 3s. 4d. Richmond Herald at Arms, for his despatch with letters to the bp. of Winchester and Sir Henry Knevit, ambassadors with the Emperor, 25 Dec, and return, w. 26 Dec. 14l. John Russell, the King's crossbow maker, w. 18 Dec. for 4d. a day from 4 Aug. last to 1 Jan., “and so afterward to be paid monthly,” 49s. 4d. Nich. Foskewe, the King's groom porter, “for his charges of gathering and carrying of a load of boughs (bowes) and three burthens of willow-boughs for the King's Chamber, and for two bushels of roses fet (fetched) from London in the month of May, ao xxxijo; also for the carriage of a load of boards from Westminster to Southwark, and from thence to Westminster again, and for a labourer to help him to fet cupboards and stools with other things that were fet thither in the said month of May when the King's Highness dined in Southwark; item, for gathering and carriage of vj loads of boughs for the King's chamber and the Council chamber at three other sundry times”; on the Vice-chamberlain's bill, 18s. 10d. Wm. Milner, Ric. Clarc, John Taillour, Thos. Hilton, John Griffith and Morris Apknevat, yeomen, grooms and messengers of the Chamber, riding by command of the Council, on sundry bills signed by the Council, 6l. 6s. 8d.
Wages in Dec., ao 32°.—As in November. Bowman is omitted. The following are new entries. Alberto and Vincenzo da Venitia, Alexandro, Ambroso and Romano da Milano and Joanna Maria da Cremona, vialls, 31s. each. Henry Yonge, gunner, has nihil, quia mortuus.
f. 160.
f. 160b.
f. 161.
Dirrike Johnson, stone cutter, w. 28 July for 10l. a year payable quarterly from Michaelmas last, one year and a quarter expired at Christmas ao 32°, 12l. 10s. John Emmeringwaye, yeoman poticary to the King, w. 8 Oct., for a like fee and 22s. 6d. a year “for his livery coat,” from St. John's Day, ao 32°, during the life “of the said John Emmyngway,” for one half year ended Christmas, 5l. John Parker, one of the “escures” of the Stable, (which “escures” were paid half-yearly up to Mich ao 31°, and at Christmas ao 31° the King ordered that they should be paid thenceforward by Mr. Edm. Pekham, cofferer of the Household), fee for the quarter ended at Christmas, ao 31°, which Pekham had “no warrant to pay,” 5l. Segebalde Fredeniz, one of the King's captains in war by letters patent of 4 Jan. ao 32° for 40 mks. a year payable quarterly from St. John's Day last, two quarters ended 31 Dec., 14l. 6s. 8d. Paid by liberate dormant of 14 Feb. ao 32° to Thos. earl of Rutland, chief warden of forests beyond Trent, for one half year's annuity ended at Christmas, ao 32°, 50l. The yeomen of the Chamber at 4d. a day, for the quarter ended 31 Dec., w., 285l. 4s. 4d.; those at 6d., w., 110l. 8s.
Quarter's wages at Christmas:—As at Michaelmas. The following names are omitted: —Imers, Lloid, Hudswell, White, Hare, Hutton, and De Basson. The following are additional:—Thos. Gyllam, wages, 15s. 2d.; George Ranszowe, fee, 10l.; Dame Elizabeth lady Kylldare, 33l. 6s. 8d.; Thos. Alsopp, gentleman poticary, 6l. 13s. 4d.; Sir John Gage, “half year's annuity due at Christmas,” 33l. 6s. 8d.
f. 163b.
Mr. Wymond Carewe, “receiver to the lady Anne Cleves' grace,” w. d., fees of officers and gentlewomen attending her Grace, one quarter ended at Christmas, 116l. 5s. Sir Edw. Wotton, now treasurer of Calais, w. 16 Dec., diets at 20s. from 6 Oct. to 29 Nov., 53l. Sir Edm. Walsingham, lieutenant of the Tower, w. d., diets “of Margret Poole, Edward Courtney, and Henry Poole,” at 13l. 6s. 8d. a month, two months from 14 Oct. to 10 Dec., 26l. 13s. 4d. Pero Doulx, yeoman cook for the King's mouth, w. d., “for the yearly apparelling of the said Piro,” due at Christmas, 10l. Peter Bawde, the King's servant, w. 10 July ao 32°, “for founding, making, and casting of certain pieces of brass,” 13l. 10s. John Mason, the King's servant, w. 26 Dec., prest for diets at 10s. “for the conduct and transporting to us of certain horses and mares, for his post money by way,” 200l. Thos Culpeper, a gentleman of the Privy Chamber, w. 29 Dec., to be “employed towards the paling of the King's parks of Penshurst and North Park of Lee,” 100l. Note, entered in another hand: “In this month was put in the certificate 350l. 19s. 11d. paid to William Hunte, Sir Xpofer Morice, Cornelis Johnson, Warner Reynoldes, William Levet, and Charles Wolman, in full payment of a warrant of 675l. 19s. 11d. because it was paid in September and October last and left out then of the certificate.”
Total payments in Dec. ao 32°, 2,017l. 2s. 10½d.
Total since 1 Oct., 4,441l. 6s. 3d.
381. Attainted Lands.
R. O. Bargains and sales made and to be made of attainted lands by virtue of the King's commission to Thos. lord Cromwell, lord Privy Seal, Sir John Dauncy, and Ric. Pollard, dated 12 March 31 Hen. VIII.
1. To Rob. Foster, of Birche, Essex. The manors of Parva Bredfyld, and Colchester Hall, &c., which belonged to the mon. of St. John's, Colchester, for 513l. 6s. 8d., of which 300l. are already paid to Sir Brian Duke, the rest to be paid 10 Oct. next after date of bargain, which was 14 March 31 Hen. VIII. Sureties, Sir Thos. Pope and Ric. Cowper.
2. To John Goodwyn, of Upperwynchyngton, Bucks, the manor of Waddesden or Wooddesden, &c., Bucks, parcel of the lands of Sir Harry Courtenay, late marquis of Exeter, for 1,025l. 7s. 10d., of which, &c., giving names of sureties, &c., 14 March 31 Hen. VIII.
3. To Sir Ric. Houghton, of Lancashire, the manor of Wheleton, and lands in Wythynghyll and Stanworth, Lanc., which belonged to the late mon. of Whalley, for 180l. 15s. 4d. 27 March 31 Hen. VIII.
4. To Thos. Holcroft, lands in Caddyswalhed, Magna and Parva Wolden, Lanc., and the manor of Willaton, Cheshire, which belonged to Walley mon., and the site of the manor of Wygglesworth, Yorksh., parcel of the lands of Sir Steph. Hamerton. 17 March 31 Hen. VIII.
5. To Geo. Lassels, the manor of Sturton, &c., Notts., late lord Darcy's. 17 March 81 Hen. VIII.
6. To John Cope, the manor of Eydon, Northt., parcel of the lands of the late duke of Richmond. Price paid 7 June 32 Hen. VIII.
7. Lands in Swynton, Haugton, &c., in Lancashire, which belonged to Whalley, sold to Thurston Tyldesley. 29 April 32 Hen. VIII.
8. Lands in Marton and Romysgrave, Lanc., which belonged to Whalley, sold to Sir Alex. Ratclyf. 24 April 22 (sic) Hen. VIII.
9. The manor of Aston, Herts, which belonged to Reading, sold to Sir Philip Butteler. 23 April 32 Hen. VIII.
10. Sold to Nich. Umbewell, the farm or grange of Cenoclyf, Yorksh., parcel of the attainted monastery of Kyrsteade. Price paid 29 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII.
Particulars and terms set out in each of these cases.
Large paper, pp. 8.
382. Form of Erection of a Bishopric.
R. O. Draft of royal letters erecting the abbey of N., of the order of S. B., into a bpric. to be called the bpric. of N.; with R., the former abbot of N., as bishop, T. B. as dean and T. D., L. G., &c. as canons. The county of W. is to be separated from the diocese of G., and included in the new diocese of N.
Lat., pp. 10. Commences: “Henricus Octavus Dei Gratia Anglie,” &c.
383. Suppressed Monastery of Calwich.
R. O. Bill for the King's signature for a writ of Privy Seal to the treasurer and chamberlains of the Exchequer; Walter Wrottesley (escheator in co. Staff. from 28 Nov. 24 H. 8. to 12 Feb. 25 H. 8.) Richard Harecourt (ditto 12 Feb. 25 H. 8. to 18 Nov. following), and Thomas Skrymsher (ditto 24 Nov. 27 H. 8. to 17 Nov. 28 H. 8.) are charged in their accounts in the Exchequer for issues, &c., of the manor, &c., of Calwich, late of the late monastery of Calwich, Staff., from 20 Oct. 25 H. 8. onwards, respectively 12l. 17s.d., 25l. 13s.d., and 17l. 17s.d.; and also whoever was escheator there from 18 Nov. 26 H. 8. to 24 Nov. 27 H. 8. is to be charged 40l. 7s. 6d. for the same; all which sums Sir Ralph Longeforde under colour of a grant of farm of the said manor has received and paid to Thos. Cromwell, late earl of Essex, and John Gostwick, the King's servant. To levy, of the said escheators, tayles of the several sums for Sir Ralph Longeford and deliver them to Sir Ralph. Not dated.
Parchment, broadsheet, p.
1. Faded.
384. Aliens in London.
R. O. A plan submitted to the King for the taxation of aliens and denizens in London.
That commandments should be issued for every person, both without and within London, to appear before commissaries on a certain day when the churchwardens should be commanded, next Sunday, to bid them attend each in his own parish church on a day appointed, and to bring a paper book able to hold the names of all the men, women, and children of the parish, when every one should be sworn to answer and write down (with his own hand, if he can write) his own name, to whom he is son, and where he and his father were born, how many servants he has and how many children, and how many of them married, &c., also what office he has borne and of whose gift, that any one who does not appear on the day may be fined for his absence. Fines (amounts not stated) to be imposed on those that will not or cannot tell their fathers' names, &c., because many denizens' children would feign another name. Aliens that have been made denizens might pay a trifle for every child alive and for lands they may have purchased.
ii. Regulations for the fines (amounts not stated) to be imposed on aliens never made free, but who have usurped the freedom, “as are not a few in England.” If any man denies his ability to pay, “mark if he sit at as great rent as he hath done other times,” and, if he do, then show the less pity, but “if he sett at lesse rent to have pitte and som marsy on the man.”
Pp. 2. Endd.: “A devyse for alyens and straungers in London.”
385. [The Privy Council] to Mr. Wotton.
R. O. Desires him and the Comptroller at the next musters at Calais to discharge those commoners and artificers, who, contrary to the King's ordinances and statutes have been admitted into the Retinue. The Council is not henceforth to admit any such, as it is against the statutes and tends to weaken the town; for albeit they should take no wages they could live upon their handicrafts, and the town would be the stronger by so many men as they supply the place of.
Drafts, p. 1. On the back is written in another hand the commencement of another letter to some nobleman to whom a message of “much importance and great secrecy” is sent from the King.
386. John Burcher to Rodolph Gualter.
(Parker Soc.),
Condolences on the death of Partridge. (fn. 9) God has saved him by an early death from being compelled to treat a piece of bread as God. Speaks of the strong ties of friendship between them, Gualter having made his mother like a mother to himself, and also provided a father for him in Myconius. He excels all the Germans Burcher has seen in manners. Signed: Burcher, Anglus.
Salutations to Haller.
387. [Christian III. to Henry VIII.]
Report of
Dep. Keeper,
xlv. App. ii.
Recommending Captain James de Norenbergk for military service under the king of England.
388. Christian III. to the Town of Hull. (fn. 10)
Aarsberetninger iv.
Suppl. p. 12.
Sander Leyel, consul in Heschenor, had a ship detained by the citizens of Hull eight years ago. King Frederic, the writer's father, thereupon wrote to the king of England and obtained from him an order to the town of Hull to restore the ship and goods. This order was ignored and king Frederic permitted a ship of Hull, named the Cuthbert, Albert Kar, master, to be detained in exchange. The merchants Roger Pemmen, Wm. Mammen, Thos. Elwart, and four others (named) promised that at Whitsuntide next coming they would see Leyel satisfied, and left as pledges two young men named Ewert and Wylhelmus, but when the day came Leyel was not paid and the pledges, after he had kept them a whole year, escaped. Warns them to see payment made forthwith or he will arrest their ships in return.
Draft. Latin.
389. John Foulberye.
R. O. Allowances demanded by John Foulberye, “bala of Hollm,” (fn. 11) 32 Hen. VIII., viz., for his fee 3l. 0s. 10d.; for “the myll farm,” 40s., for “my hemp garth,” 10s., and other items, among which is an allowance of 14s. for his charge of Grybthorpe, late belonging to the earl of Northumberland and now to the King, and other sums for scouring the King's waters called Foulna and the Bek Bank and mending a bridge called Wylem Breges. Total, 15l. 2s. 2d.
390. [Fowey?].
R. O. Account of receipts and expenses headed “The 32nd year of our Sovereign Lord Henry the VIIIth.”
Receipts from Jas. Perow, John Nansloo, Sir Hen. John, priest, John Perys, tanner, Thos. Coke [Robt. Grensye], John Davy, John Tregoste, and John Richard; total 29s. 9d.
“Expenses of the said lands”:—To the mayor for hay rents and law courts, to Kelygrew at Bodannacke, to the prior St. John, and payments for “ale sende to Merthe” and for mustard: 12s.d.
391. Gardiner and Doctor Barnes.
R. O. “The preface unto the reader.
“This Doctor Barns, an Englishman born, was many years at Wittemberg, and hath testimony of all them which had acquaintance with him, or with whom he was conversant, that he was a good Christian man, both in his teaching and also in his life irreprehensible. He was also of the King himself, afore five years, sent like an ambassador with ten horse unto the duke of Saxony, elector, in the matters of the Gospel. (In margin: “A man may be a saint by Luther's gospel although he ride sometime with ten horse”; also, “These men speak nothing but truth and the word”). Out of the which all every man may easily gather (seeing he himself in his last end did profess and knowledge Christ so purely [these two words underlined]) that he was brent for none other cause than that he with all diligence did preach in England, and that he intended to promote and further most earnestly the honor and merits of Christ. Of the which his confession of his faith and life the honorable Doctor John Pomerane, preacher of Wittemberg (with whom in his house and at his table he was conversant), can bear him singular testimony. (In margin: “Pomerane in Wittenberge can tell what Barnes did in England; but I never saw yet but of the sect one would bear witness with an other whether he knew it or no.”) Be it ever complained unto God that the temporal power also suffereth himself to be used against Christ in the service of the Devil, and by their very tyranny (this word underlined and, in margin, noted, “Words of their spirit”) such good and Christian people do utterly undo, and without all cause, and lamentably do destroy, which men should scrape out of th'earth and, with gold and silver, redeem them to the profit of the Church and the honor of God. God forfend and withstand the purpose of the Devil, and strengtht his own, that we may also, with Doctor Barnes, merrily and gladly knowledge his name before the wicked world, (in margin: “Amen, and shortly, that be of Barnes sort”; also “If they would so do they should make other merry with them”) and esteem our body and our life no higher than to the honor of Christ and the profit of the Church. It doth appear that he who hath written this confession in England durst not speak in many places so liberally as it was needful, chiefly whereas he maketh mention, to put the King in remembrance, that matrimony should be handled after God's commandment, and not temerariously or contemptuously; but we will let it be or tarry as it is translated out of th'English into the Dutch.” (In margin: “He that wrote this noteth the policy of the sect; for it is learned for a precept that the brethren should not be too rash, but walk soberly, as they term it, so as to the brethren their meaning may appear, and to other the same may be excused.”)
Pp. 2. Endd. (in Gardiner's hand, like the marginal notes): “The preface of the first book containing Barnes' confession, translate into English with certain notes added by me, the bishop of Winch.”
392. The Hanseatic League to Henry VIII.
R. O. Being met in Lubeck to consult upon the business of their confederacy, complaint has been made to them that, in England, privileges which the King's ancestors granted to the Teutonic Hanse (Ansa) are violated, to the injury of their traders and the threatened ruin of their college in London. Send a summary of complaints and beg his favour. “Lubeca, sub sigillo Civitatis quo nos cæteri in hoc utimur, V.R.M., deditissimi, Legati Civitatum Anzæ Teutonicæ, nunc Lubecæ in co'i conventu agentes, et senatus ibidem.”
Lat. Large parchment. Add. as lord of Ireland and Supreme Head.
R. O. 2. Contemporary English translation of the preceding.
Pp. 2. Endd.: Touching the matters of Anse.
R. O. 3. [Grievances of the Hanse merchants in England, viz.:—] 1. Contrary to the grant to the merchants of the Anse by the kings both of England and France, renewed by your Majesty, that no undue exaction should be set upon their goods, they are now, at the suit of the Fullers and Shearmen of London, forbidden to lade any cloths, rough and unshorn. 2. Whereas they were free to carry all wares out of England (wine except), now special licences are required. 3. The privilege granted by Edw. II. provided that no man should be arrested for another's offence; but now they are compelled to restore for losses sustained by English subjects within their princes' territories. 4. The treaty of traffic provides that they shall pay no more than 3d. in the pound on goods exported; but now, for every load of lead, they are charged at Hull 5s., and in Lynn and Bristorne 4s., whereas it should pass for 12d. 5. By their privileges, no price ought to be set “upon our merchants or their wares”; but, often, their ships arriving from Dantisco and Hamburgo are entered by the King's officers, who take away wood of all sorts, and, when spoken to about payment, allege “a new and unwonte price which impudently they call the King's price.” 6. The mayor of London sometimes interrupts the freedom they have to lay their goods in any inn with the master's consent. 7. Their privileges expressly provide that custom once paid they are free in all places; yet, a new custom, called the custom of the place, is exacted at Newcastle, Southampton, and Yarmouth. 8. Merchants cannot choose their own pilot, but are compelled to take the pilot assigned to them; so that some ships pass with extreme peril and others perish. 9. The “foresaid treaty of traff[ic] maketh merchant men free from the jurisdic[tion of] th'Admiral” in mercantile disputes, and appoints that two or three judges shall summarily hear such cases; yet, they are frequently convented before the Admiral and his official. Beg that the Admiral may be forbidden thus to usurp against them. 10. Require that the weighers may weigh with true balances and weights.
Pp. 4. In the same hand as § 2.
393. Francis Harbert to Henry VIII.
R. O. Petition of Francis Harbert to the King, recapitulating services rendered in Thomas Fitzgeraldynes rebellion and his suit for Holmpatryk monastery, which the King remitted to the late lord Cromwell, who, instead, let it to Robt. Crowley, Master of the Rolls in Ireland, for a term of years not yet expired. Begs for a grant of Portlester manor, in O'Connor's border, which he now has on lease at its utmost value, and is at great charge to repair and defend.
P. 1. Endd.: Harbertes supplication.
394. The Household.
R. O. “Ordinances (fn. 12) appointed for all officers of household upon the making an establishment of the new book of Household made, by the King's Majesty in the 31st year of his most gracious reign.” (fn. 13)
Defining the duties of officers of the Royal Household, from the lord Great Master downwards, in the Counting House, Bakehouse, Pantry, and other departments.
Pp. 27, in a hand of Charles II.'s time.
Add. MS.
34, 320,
f. 137b.
B. M.
2. Another copy with the articles in different order.
Pp. 27, in an Elizabethan hand.
Vesp. C. xiv.
B. M.
3. “The masse of t'houshold.”
Diets.—The King's side, 6,683li. 2s.d. The Queen's side, 4,747li. 11s. The Household, 5,470li. 17s.d. Total, 16,601li. 10s.d.
Bouche of Court.
—The King's side, 801li. 7s. 3d. The Queen's side, 337li. 3s.d. The Household, 427li. 15s. 10½d. Total, 1,566li. 6s. 8d.
Wages and Livery Coats.
—The King's side, 6,121li. 14s. 11½d. The Queen's side, 571li. 2s.d. The Household, 2,272li. 15s.d. Total, 8,965li. 12s.d.
—3,717li. 13s. 4d.
Bread, ale, and wine in the kitchens and pastry, 220li., and at the bars of the pantry, buttery, and cellar, 400li. The King's daily alms, 4s. a day, 93li. Daily alms in bread and ale to 13 poor men, 16li. 14s. 6d. King's offerings paid in the Counting house, 12li. 14s. 8d. Charge of account in the Exchequer, 25li. Fee for receipt of the assignment, 20li. Fee of Vicars, surgeon, 20li. Pensions to the King's old servants, 198li. 13s. 4d. Total, 31,837li. 5s. 8d.
Whereof paid in the Exchequer and by the treasurer of the Chamber, now charged in the Household. The fees to one cupbearer, one carver, and one sewer, 50 mks. each. The gentlemen, gentlemen ushers, and grooms of the Privy Chamber, 863li. 6s. 8d. 4 squires for the body, 133li. 6s. 8d. 80 yeomen of the Guard, 1,920li. 24 yeomen of the Queen's chamber, 364li. 19s. 8d. Master of the Jewels, 50li.
The increase of new fees and wages. The Great Master, 63li. The lord Chamberlain, 100li. The captain of the Guard and Vice-chamberlain, 100 mks. The captain of 50 gentlemen, 100 mks. The. lieutenant of 50 gentlemen, 50li. 2 cupbearers, 2 carvers, and 2 sewers, 100 mks. each. 1 surveyor at dresser, 11li. 8s.d. 4 gentlemen ushers, above their old wages, 34li. 7s. 6d. 50 gentlemen pensioners, 2,333li. 6s. 8d. Clothing and lodging of 22 turnbroches, 30li. 19s. 4d.
Total of these defalcations now charged in the Household, 6,388li. 15½d. Remainder, 25,449li 4s.d.
There are no wages appointed for the chief clerks of the spicery or kitchen, or for the apothecary.
There is no charge of diet, nor board wages for the minstrels, or the officers of the leash or hunts. The diminishing of the wages of the cofferer and the two clerks of the green cloth. The wages of one clerk for him who shall have charge of the King's money. Two persons should be appointed to exclude rascall and vagabonds, and that their wages and board wages may be fixed.
Pp. 3.
R. O. 4. Detailed statement (fn. 14) of charges of diets of the King, Queen, and Household; with a detailed estimate of “incidents” not valued in the diets, which concludes with the 2nd paragraph of the preceding down to the fee of Vicars surgeon, and a list of pensioners, viz.:—Massye Villyard, John Fenne, John Bond, Hen. Lodisman, Thos. Carter, and Roger Beckett, 10l. each; Ric. Gifford, Ric. Umbrefeild, John May, Adam Grayford, Wm. Pierce, John Haycliffe, Thos. Skelton, Wm. Welles, Wm. Blakedon, John App Howell, John Ampthill, Thos. Sylvester, Wm. Hayward, Barth. Worley, John Perkyns, Ric. Dwarhouse, and Ric. Marston, 6l. each; Hugh Wood, 6l. 16s. 10d.; John Welsh, Thos. Shalford, John Pury, Ralph Bolney, Wm. Newbolt, Wm. Phillips, Jas. Allyson, R. Farner, Hugh Myners, Wm. Maperley, Wm. Bowman, Thos. Tirwhitt, John Dipp, Thos. Christmas, Wm. Spooner, Gilb. Lockart, and Edw. Stanebank, 4l. each; Thos. Walker and 11 others, 53s. 4d., or less.
This statement includes board wages of John Bassani, Ant., Jasper, and Jo. Baptista de Bassiani, Marcus Antonius, Nic. de Forcevell, Pellegreine, Simon, Ant. Simon, Nic. Andrea, Ant. Maria, John de Severnack, Guilliam Gulliam, John de Bovall, Nic. Puvall, Huse Hansnest, Hance Hichorne, and Peter de Welder, minstrels, at 4d. a day; and also board wages of four children of the leish, viz., Wm. Hammond, John Barwick, Nic. Bulton, and Hugh Lee, and of some other persons named. The total amounts do not tally exactly with those in § 2.
Modern copy, pp. 12.
Add. MS.
f. 99b.
B. M.
5. An order for the King's household, headed: “Th'ordinary of the Household, with the allowances of their wages and ff. of meat, as followeth,” viz.:—
The Cowntinghouse.—“The duke of Suffolk, great master, sitting at meat in the Council Chamber, for his wages of fee, 100l.” Sir Thos. Cheiney, treasurer, to sit in his chamber, with the master of the benxmen and other of the Council, “and to be served with his own servants from all offices, and have ij. messe,” 123l. 14s. 8d. Sir John Gage, comptroller, to sit in his chamber with Mr. Hare, Mr. Deane, Mr. Almoner, and other of the Council, and be served with his own servants, and have two mess, 107l. 17s. 7d. Edm. Peckham, cofferer, to sit in his own chamber with such gentlemen as repair to the Court, and be served with “one double mess,” 100l. Thos. Weldon, 1st master of the Household, and Wm. Thinne, 2nd master, to sit at one table, with the King's chaplains, daily waiters, and other gentlemen that resort to Court, and be “served with ij. messe,” 50l. each. Edw. Weldon, 3rd master, and Edw. Shelley, 4th master for the Queen, to sit at one table with the clerk of the Closet, &c., 50l. each. James Gage and James Sutton, clerks of the Green Cloth, to sit at one table with the under-almoner and confessor, &c., 44l. 6s.d. [each]. John Tyrrell, yeoman, 117s. 4d., and Hen. Temple, groom, 58s. 4d., “and with them the cofferer's clerks.” Robt. Peckham and Ant. Brycks, clerk comptrollers, to sit at one table with the serjeant and clerk of the Accatry, &c., 44l. 6s. 9d. each.
The Bakehouse.—Names and fees (?) of John Heath, serjeant, and eleven other officers. The Pantry.—John Jasselen, serjeant, and five others. Brewers.—Ric. Yarrow, yeoman, and three others. The Confectionary.—(blank) Potticarie and four others. The Ewry.—No names.
In a later hand, pp. 3.
R. O. 6. Names of gentlemen of the Privy Chamber.
My lord Privy Seal, my lord Admiral, Mr. Treasurer, Master of the Horse, Sir Thomas Hennage, Mr. Denny, Sir Francis Bryan, Sir Richard Long, Sir Thomas Semer, Sir Henry Knevet, Sir Anthony Selinger, (fn. 15) Sir Richard Crumwell, Mr. Secretary, Mr. Culpeper, Mr. Paston, Mr. Mewtas, [Mr. Moryson] (fn. 16), Mr. Anthony Knevet, Mr. Welsborn, Mr. Bartlet, Mr. Hobbey, Mr. Bruerton, Mr. Jennyns, Mr. Boocher, Mr. Carden, Mr. Harman, Mr. Penne, Mr. Carye, Mr. Symzon, Philip Wand Wyldar, (fn. 17) Mr. Cicile.
Long strip of paper, names in column. Endd.: The namez of gent' off the Prevy Chamber.
R. O. 7. Another copy of §6, with these further names added in another hand:—Gittes, Sheryngton, the Quires (?), Stanoppe, Penysoun, Peter Dudley, Peter Audley, Tyrwytt, Harbard, Brystow, Weldon. and Robert Horden.
A long strip like the preceding, in the same hand. Endorsed: The namez off the officerz off the Kynges Matez Howsold.
395. Ireland.
R. O. Valor of all the King's possessions in Ireland, taken under headings of inheritance, monastery lands, lands of attainted persons, &c., county by county.
Large paper, pp. 101.
396. The King's Jewel House.
R. O. “Articles devised by Sir John Daunce, knt.. to be comprised within the Commission of the survey and view of the King's Jewel House if it shall so stand with his Majesty's pleasure.”
The Chancellor of the Augmentations to certify to the said Commissioners, or three of them, all jewels and plate which it shall appear by his accounts have been delivered to Sir John Williams, master of the Jewel House, or to any other person, to the King's use. The Commissioners to have power to peruse such accounts, and to examine the persons who shall have made such delivery, &c., and to make process against them under the Privy Seal, being in the custody of the lord Keeper thereof for the time being; also to pay expenses of witnesses and messengers.
Corrected draft, being a paper roll of four large pages.
397. The King's Surgeons.
R. O. Receipt for 8s. paid at the gate at Oteland, 26 Dec., to Thomas Hosyer for 3 yds. of kersey for the King's surgeons. Signed: Thomas Sternholde. (fn. 18)
Small slip, p. 1.
398. The King's Works.
MS. (fn. 19)
Paymaster's account, by James Nedham, clerk and surveyor of the King's works, for work done at various Royal manors. Giving names, wages, and occupations of labourers, with indication of the days each worked, and minute particulars of emptions, cartage and the like. The headings are as follows:—
i. For “ryppyng and tylyng” of the King's stable at Greenwich, from Sunday, 23 Nov., to Sunday, 21 Dec. 31 Hen. VIII. Two tilers and four labourers, purchase of 7,000 tile, &c. (Three pages.)
ii. At Greenwich, 31 Hen. VIII., for the following months:—(1) 23 Nov. to 21 Dec., preparing for the King and Queen coming to Greenwich. Carpenters making a roof to the Queen's new privy kitchen and an entry thence into the King's privy kitchen, setting up “a partition with a dore stall and a dore in the King's bed-chamber”; setting up a new rail above the tilt “from the King's bridge to the storehouse door on the tennis side,” making dressers and shelves in the kitchen and mending tables, &c. Sawyers, bricklayers, plumbers, &c., whose work is also minutely described and a long list of emptions of building material. (22 pages.)
(2.) 21 Dec. to 19 Jan. Principal items are the making of the Queen's jakes, of a dorestall and clerestory in the King's privy chamber, and the making of an almshouse, casting gravel in the Friars' lane and before the King's place on the Thames side, &c. (18 pages.)
(3.) 18 Jan. to 15 Feb. Making stairs and woodwork about the jewel house, and “for a play played on Candlemas night in the King's chamber,” setting up a scaffold or “stadge for the players.” (9 pages.)
(4.) 15 Feb. to 14 March. Making new stairs forth of Mr. Hennadge's chamber up behind the King's privy chamber, “takyng up the somers, jeyttes (elsewhere “jeystes”) and boordes of the Kyngge's colehouse and makyng new again,” and making a new and larger door for the King's wardrobe. (11 pages.)
(5.) 14 March to 11 April. Work on the coal-house and “also in making of a new standing against the tilt, with a boarded floor and a shed over the same, for the lords and heralds to stand in to judge the staves broken at the said tilt.” Also a long account of particulars for the making of four close stools for the King's own use, viz., wainscotting and iron work, 17½ yds. of black velvet, 16 oz. of black riband, 9 oz. of “whytyd blak sylk,” 51 oz. of fringe, 5 yds. of scarlet kersey for the seats, 17,000 gilt nails from a bookbinder, 6 lb. of cotton, 4 calfskins, 6 sheepskins, glue, 6 ells of teuk, four cases of leather to carry the stools in and two pillions, and eight basons and eight cisterns from the pewterer. (10 pages.)
(6.) 11 April to 9 May. Making a paling, 7 ft. high, round the bounds' kennell at Detforthe, &c. (8 pages.)
(7.) 9 May to 6 June. The like, together with the breaking up and new making of two ranges “to boyle venyson and bryne wthowt the Kynges greyt kechyn.” (8 pages.)
(8.) 6 June to 4 July. The like.
(9.) 4 July to 1 Aug. Work on the woodyard, cleaning a great pond and ditch by the Queen's stable, mending “the King's great organs in his chapel at Greenwich,” with cartage of a large amount of timber. (14 pages.)
iii. The King's manor of the More.
Monthly accounts like the preceding from 28 Sept. 31 Hen. VIII. to 3 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. (the three months from 26 Oct. to 18 Jan. 31 Hen. VIII. lost) for work done at the house and in the park, followed by a long account for purchase and carriage from various places of park pales and iron work. (132 pages, of which several are blank.)
iv. Detached account for works at the More in the month 7 March to 4 April 26 Hen. VIII. Numbered “3” as one of a series. (8 pages.)
v. Westminster Hall.
Monthly accounts from 12 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII. to 26 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII., mostly for plumbers' work upon roofs and gutters and for purchase and carriage of lead and ironwork. In the last two months the work is upon “the long house next joining to the Exchequer where the King's records lieth.” (142 pages, many blank.)
vi. Windsor Castle.
Repairs made against the King's coming, in the months, 6 to 27 June, and 8 Aug., to 5 Sept., 32 Hen. VIII. (30 large pages, several blank.)
vii. Okyng.
Two accounts 4 July to 1 Aug. and 1 to 15 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. (18 large pages.)
viii. Ampthill.
Work, 23 Aug. to 19 Sept., against the King's coming, and purchase of timber and ironwork. (18 large pages.)
ix. The King's manor of Endfelde.
Monthly work on repairs of the Prince's place at Endfelde from 20 June to 10 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. (38 pages, 10 of them blank.)
x. “Ordinary” riding wages, boat hire, and fee, specified, of James Nedam, surveyor-general and clerk of the foresaid works, from Mich. 31 Hen. VIII. to Mich. 32 Hen. VIII., 23l. 8s., 10l. 10s., and 45l. 12s. 6d. respectively. (2 pages.)
A bound volume in original stamped leather cover. Many of the monthly accounts endorsed as engrossed by clerks named.
399. Minchin Bury.
R. O. A list of decenarii (tithingmen?), free tenants and customary tenants (copyholders) in the manor of Mynchyon Bury in Barley 32 Hen. VIII., with corrections in a different hand.
Pp. 2. Endd.: “Nomina sectat.,” &c.
400. “Radcliffus Cantabrigiensis” to Cromwell.
R. O. Wrote not long ago, and Cromwell replied he would not forget him. If Cromwell knew how hard he works to benefit the youth of the Cambridge University, he would doubtless confer some stipend on him. Praises himself. Asks him to admit “illum juvenem” to his service.
Lat. Hol., p. 1. Add: A secreto sigillo et Consiliario. Endd.: Ao xxxio, a scholar of Cambridge.
401. The Duchess of Richmond.
R. O. Valuation of the lands to be granted to the Duchess of Richmond for life, viz.:—
(1) Lands of the monastery of Westacre, Norf.:—Manors of Westacre, Estwalton, Massingham, South Pykenhame, Grymston, Kypton, Middleton, Iselyngton, and the rectory of Westacre, each valued separately: total 226l. 16s.d. (2) Lands of the late monastery of West Dereham, i.e., the manor of West Dereham, Barton Bendyshe Bechemwell, and Hyllyngton: total 69l. 16s. 7d. (3) The manor of Swaffham belonging to Warwick's lands, 56l. 17s. 7d. (4) lands called Norwychelondes, viz., Gayewood, Langham, Hemyngham, Baughton, Blofelde, Rollesby and Eccles: total 231l. (5) Lands of the late Monastery of Stratford Langethorne, i.e., the manor of Bursted, 60l. (6) Lands of the late priory of Newneham, 100l. Clear total, 744l. 10s.d., which exceeds 1,000 mks. by 77l. 17s.d.
Large paper. Pp.
402. Wardrobe. (fn. 20)
R. O. A list of articles of dress given to Bristow (fn. 21), Grensmyth, Edgar, Jas. Rufforth, Robt. Herden, John Pen, Ph. Vanvylder, John Jennens, Thos. Carden (fn. 20), Edm. Harman, Bocher, Urian Bruerton or Breerton, Mr. Harbard, Mr. Tyrwyt, Mr. Henage (fn. 21), Mr. Deny (fn. 20), Mr. Paston, Mr. Stannop, Penyston, Audeley, Mr. Cokett, Peter Dudley, Mr. Baynton (fn. 21), Mr. Culpeper‡, “the King's children, Edward Norton, Wm. Ryse and Thos. Bowde”§, the earl of Sussex (fn. 21), Mr. Sheryngton, Mr. Gates, Mr. Cissell (“To John Malte” written above). Delivered to Bristow for the King's use; remaining with Mr. Henage; given to Cotton (fn. 21) (Mr. Henage's man), Davy Vyncent (fn. 21), Mr. Weldon, Danyell (fn. 20) (Mr. Deny's man).
*** Those marked ( (fn. 20) ) receive articles (described,) which were Lord Hungerford's; those marked ( (fn. 21) ) goods of the Earl of Essex; those marked (‡) the lord Leonard; those marked (§) goods of the marquis of Exeter; the others receive goods which were the King's. Names noted in another hand.
6. Endd.: Andrew Dudley, Peter Richard Audeley.
R. O. 2. “Stuff issued whereof must be made exn. for thofficers fee.”
Three gowns described.
“To Mr. Paston and Mr. Culpeper.
“Item 2, wood knives.
P. 1.
403. Card. Pole to the Bishop of Lavaur.
Poli Epp., iii.
I read in your letters to Danesius, first those things that pertained to myself, and then your desire of serving God in your own diocese rather than be entrusted with the negotiations of Princes. I am much consoled by both parts, and sympathise with your view unless a higher charge be given you in which you may benefit Mother Church.
As to what you write of my affairs, both what was lovingly planned for my mother's release and about that friend of ours (fn. 21) who procured this who afterwards on the shameless demand made by the enemy's letters was kept in custody, although you relate that he has since been liberated, you rub old sores; which would that they were mine alone and not those of the whole Church! For what can be worse than that such impiety not only goes so long unpunished but even rules with authority, so that from those whose vengeance he ought to fear, the tyrant dares to demand material for practising his impiety and ferocity? For you see to whom that demand pointed; as if victims were not sufficient at home, he sought those whom he might slay abroad. Cannot deny that these things give him bitter grief; for in them he seems to hear the Church crying in misery, and yet he sees none of her sons come to deliver her. Blames the iniquity of the times which prevents those who are ready to succour her from doing so. Draws consolation from the fact that He who died to make her His glorious spouse would never suffer her to be beset by so many evils unless for her ultimate good, and that former oppressions of the Church have always turned to her benefit. As for himself, although he cannot but feel such a violent separation from those whom by nature and by love he held closest, yet he has always at hand that Fountain in which he can wash away his grief and rejoice that they are held worthy that in their blood, in imitation of His own Son, God might write his will for the preservation of the unity of his Church; for the books written by adversaries in their vituperation clearly signify that dissensions about things pertaining to religion first gave the Devastator of the Church occasion to hate them and afterwards to put them to death. Is persuaded they now reign with Him who destroyed death and are less separated from himself than they were before, &c. Rome.
404. Pole to James V.
Poli Epp., i.
Rejoices that God has preserved him from the contagion of his neighbour Henry VIII.'s impiety, as none of his ancestors had lapsed into heresy. 2. Wishes to reveal the snares laid for him, though James is not wholly unaware of them; for Pole has heard of his glorious deed in casting into the fire the books sent to him by him who willingly allowed himself to be deceived, which were to give him Scripture authority for a defection from the Faith. James declared it was better for him to throw them into the fire than to incur danger of eternal fire himself; —an answer truly worthy of a Catholic and Christian prince. Thus he emancipated himself from the snare for that time. Hears, however, they do not desist from trying the piety of James and his subjects, suggesting that there can be no harm in reading the books, and if they do not give satisfaction they can be rejected. As it must be difficult to keep every one from reading them, thinks it best to provide an antidote, and sends a book written by him some years ago, which he now proposes to publish with James's sanction. 3. James knew, though not personally, Cromwell, late Henry's chief councillor, and his policy in making the King supreme head of the Church; but he does not know the mode in which he urged it. 4. When Henry was distracted and almost restrained from prosecuting his divorce, in a more dejected mood than usual (for Pole remembers those days), Cromwell, with the arts of the old Serpent, said he knew a way by which the King might get rid of his perplexity, and suggested that he should not let himself be bound by what was considered right in the schools, but make himself head of the Church, &c. 5. (Breaks off abruptly).
405. James V. to his Queen.
Balcarres MS.
i. 8.
Adv. Lib.
Thanks her for her letter. Her man shall not be forgotten. Has been as in these three days past as ever he was in his life, but thank God he is “byen esteeur” (?). Francis will give her the news.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.: Au la Royn.
406. James V. to his Queen.
Balcarres MS.
i. 7.
Adv. Lib.
Is surprised at her letter, seeing he has been so ill (estant malaide comme jay este) these three days past. Begs her to consider “qui je suis homme de bien et de premen (?) qui vous ne trouvereys jamays foult.” The rest of his answer she shall have by himself immediately. “Vostre filz sport (sic) tray bien Deu mersey.” (fn. 22)
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
407. James V. to his Queen.
Balcarres MS.
i. 6.
Adv. Lib.
Acknowledging a letter from her. Those who told her (? “sceu qui vous a dyt”) that he meant to go away, lied falsely (?), “pource (qu. ‘pour ce que’?) je nay point pensse cy non de ester dimanche ou vous estes; et touschant le schois (qu. les choses?) de ma mere je ne oblieray.” Begs her not to be anxious till the truth be known, Will return on Sunday.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
408. James V. to his Queen.
Balcarres MS.
i. 6.
Adv. Lib.
Sends her the gown and “lorne” (?) that he promised her. Begs her to keep her promise.
Hol., Fr., p. 1 Add.
409. Anthoinette de Bourbon to the Queen of Scotland.
Balcarres MS.
ii. 18.
Adv. Lib.
“Madame, je vous envoye ungne lestres que se porteur ma portees je ne connes point leur couvent, mais voullentiers de brere (?) dont il sont il sont povres et croy lausmoullie y seret enploye set leur seret occasion de prier Dieu pour la bonne sante du Roy de vous et de vostre beau petit Prince je le suplie a tous la donner telle que de bon cueur la souhete et desire.”
Hol., p. 1. Add.
410. Montmorency to the Queen of Scotland.
Balcarres MS.
iii. 46.
Adv. Lib.
Leaves it to the sieur Doysel to make her understand on his return the satisfaction the King has had at her good news, and what he has said to him of the affairs “de dela.” Meanwhile she will see by his despatch the order he has taken to show her the interest he feels in her prosperity. Thanks her for kindness in writing to himself. Signed.
Fr., p.
1. Add. Endd.: M. le Counestable.
411. [Francis Duke of Longueville] (fn. 23) to the Queen [of Scotland.]
Balcarres MS.
ii. 45.
Adv. Lib.
“Je me recommande a la Royne madame et monsieur Grant papa qui mes venu voiar en posstez au grant jairdein par la petite porte et je fut au dauent car Madame grant mamen ny estoit pas. Javoys soupe et Monsieur Grant papa souppy au giant jardein, et je luy ceully des freres (fn. 24) pour son soupper, car il estoit bien las, et le mullet du trerorier (fn. 25) estoit ausy bien las. Grant papa le dis que me venoit voiar et mes pety oncle, et je luy ferois tant grant chere et je tenoys grant papa par le doy tant fort que je ne le voulois point le cer aller, car je leme tant fort et je suis son mignon. Je me recomande a Roy papa et je luy envoye ung beau boucquet dor. Je este a la pourfession a la feste Dieu a Nostre Dame de Anthonny, et je revint au logis avecque Nostre Seigneur que deulx prestes porties et il luy avoit ung beau siel dor decus et javoys troys pety enfent que jennenvoye ung a la Roynne Madame. Je (j'ai) veu le papegault qui estoit tout vert et Lienart luy abaty lelle et nous veumes bancqueter sur la petite Jehanne et mes petys oncle Didelot nous jy mene. Madame Grant mamen me envoyra a la Royne Madame, mais que je soye pinct en une toille et sy grant que moy et je suis tant jolly que je suis tondu comme mes onclez.” (Some strokes by way of signature.)
Add.: A la Roynne Madame. Endd.
412. Francis [Duke of Longueville] to the Queen [of Scots].
Balcarres MS.
ii. 46.
Adv. Lib.
“Je (j'ay) escript que je me recommande a la Roynne Madame et quelle menvoye une petite hacquenee deulx hacquenes une rouge et une grire (fn. 26) pour aller decus a Digon en Bourgonne avecque Monsieur Grant papa et Grant mamen et ma tante ces mamignonne et me gouvernne et je la baise en pincette comme je baisas la Roynne Madame, et ma tante est encore ung pety malade et est fermant guerie et Grant papa envoye ung grant cheval gris a papa le Roy d'Escosse et mes petites hacquenelz grires (fn. 26) ne sont pas encore venus d'Escosse. Mon petit cheval et bien las qui a pris le lievre en la garane et enprest la plante de Grant mamen. Quant jare (j'aurai) les petites hacquenelz d'Escosse Jehan donnere (j'en donnerai) une a Nicolle mamye, et je donnere mon pety cheval a mon paige Pegulon et que je me recommande a papa le Roy d'Escosse et qui face ung pety frerot a la Roynne Madame et je me recommande a la petite fille (fn. 27) du Roy papa qui ma envoye une belle chesne dor et je luy envoye une belle chesne dor de parlez bleus et vertes. A Dieu, la Roynne Madame, je vous jyre voiar mais que je soys bien grant.” (A scrawl by way of signature in which something like the first three letters of “Françoys” can be traced.)
Add.: A la Roynne Madame.
413. Francis [Duke of Longueville] to the Queen [of Scotland].
Balcarres MS.
ii. 48.
Adv. Lib.
“La Roynne Madame recommande moy bien a moy et menvoyer une petite hacquenee grire (fn. 26) et ung pety cheval car je este au chariot avecque ma tante qui va bien tous et la litiere estoit allee avecque Madame Grant mamen car le chariot est cude tonber et mamye crier Jesus, Jesus, et venez par la garanne et mamen Tetault a ung pety poupin, et a Dieu la Roynne Madame.” An illformed signature intended for Françoys.
Add.: A la Roynne Madame.
414. Françoys [Duke of Longueville] to the Queen [of Scotland].
Balcarres MS.
ii. 44.
Adv. Lib.
“Je me recomande bien a la Royne madame qu'a ce recommandé bien a moy.” You have not written to me. I am very sorry. I have played well “à lesbay,” and Grandpapa has given me a cornet, and I take it to the chace “et men voyer ung feral (fn. 28) d'Escosse pour me porter, et maman Tetault qui me portera darriere moy et la Royne madame me venez voiar et a menera le Roy et mamye lira cerily (?) et Madame Grant mamen qui me vient voiar au lit et me donne du coudignal et du bon pin noir et Moyselle Tante qui a montre son beau cabinet a Monsieur, et a Dieu. Sprawling illegible signature.
Fr. p.
1. Add.: A la Roynne Madame.
415. Francis Duke of Longueville to the Queen his Mother.
Balcarres MS.
ii. 49.
Adv. Lib.
“Je me recommande a la Royne, et Grant papa a donne une hacquenee de velous noir et je suis bien ayse icy et Madame Grant mamen qui me mene au grant jardein en la litiere avecque ma tante et Madame Grant mamen qui ma donne ung pety copt blanc et une caige qui mange du ble toute seulle et le poullez qui ce mire et mon oncle Francoys Monsr. je luy porte ung rouleau et je le beroys et feroys le pety et mon oncle Rene qui a crie Il laira des verges et je mange bien des serires (qu. cerises?). Dictes a la Royne que je suis galleulx et que je bebau aulx mains je ne veulx pas aller en Escosse mais je veulx aller voiar la Royne Madame, et a Dieu.” Signed: “Francoys vostre mignon.”
Add.: A la Royne Madame Mamen. Endd.: M. de Longueville.
416. Francis [Duke of Longueville] to the Queen [of Scotland].
Balcarres MS.
ii. 50.
Adv. Lib.
“Je me recommande a la Roynne Madame. Je mis ma roube verte dimanche a la feste Nostre Dame et este en la litiere avecque ma tente et ey ganne les pardons ault religieure (fn. 29) et une petite litiere dargent qui est desfecquee Il la fault refecquer pour vous aller voiar la Roynne Madame en la grant litiere et une petite amye que je trouve a Joinville, Marie Constande, qui dance avecque moy nostre asne est mort esc[r]iuez Jehan escrivez a la Roynne Madame dicte a la Roynne Madame que je (j'ay) mal ault mains et a la teste et mamye qui ma tondu et ne ma pas couppe laurelle mais et ma couppe les feueulx et je couru le ser et Gillebert lestoit et la petite niesse de Jousine estoit le chien et aboyer ouaou ouaou et jestoys sus mon pety feuau qui crier houyns houins et Madame Grant mamen qui me mene au jardoin et Grant papa qui ma baille ung grant feual qui a la cuee (?) darriere et rura a Monsieur mon Oncle et a Rene Monsieur et Monsieur dira gare gare Rene Monsieur gare Il vous rura et je le picquere et je chantere quant je sere decus (dessus) le grant feual et dicte a la Roynne Madame Jehan qui me fault une hacquenee qui set noire escrivez escrivez Jehan et des mullez ung qui sera devent et lautre derriere et a Dieu la Roynne Madame et le Roy ausy et je le jyre voiar demain faicte moy voiar Jehan navez vous pas faict.” Signed: Francoys.
417. Francis [Duke of Longueville] to the Queen in Scotland.
Balcarres MS.
ii. 47.
Adv. Lib.
“Je veulx escrire que je me recommande a a Roynne Madame et que je (j'ai) une belle litiere de velous et une petite verdelette dedent la litiere et derainoyre (?) est la mariee qui est couchee au prest magarderobe et crier hec hec et son mary luy fairoit mal et Grant papa et mon oncle d'Aumale et mon compere ettez en ma garderobe cachez et mamye me couchez et je diroys (fn. 29) mon aue (Ave?) pour la Roynne Madame et pour ma tante et paradis ault trespasser et des armoyire ma prete sa chesne pour dancer dor et je nen ne point la Roynne Madame men donnera une chesne dor d'Escosse et le Roy envoye moy une petite hacquenee et jenvoye une religieure (fn. 29) a la Roynne Madame et je ne sere pas religieulx a Troys fontaine ou je tue des pety gorelz du poinson de Madame grant mamen et troys aultres que je tue du pongnart a grant papa qui saignes et deulx taint grant gorelz a enceruille et daultre a monties sursolz et des grant poisons que grant papa pechez qui me donne ung pety poison et je le gardas pour souper mais Jehan et Jousine le mange et le lacques et je primes ung grant heron qui criet quoy quoy, et ung aultre milam qui diroit (fn. 29) laisemoy et avoys ung oyseau sur la main et Grant papa ung aultre qui me donnera ung pety levrre pour faire venir les milans et les heront et je coure sur mon petit cheval volle volle a prest et a Dieu la Roynne Madame, vere moy voiar et je vous voyre. Signed (in a feeble imperfectly formed hand): “Francoys.”
Add.: A la Roynne Madame, en Escosse.
418. William Redman to Peter Bekwyth.
R. O. Jhes (?) 1540:—Asks him to assist his partner in recovering a debt of 32s. from John Booll. Wishes to know when he will be married. Their old master is now one of the six clerks of the Chancery, a very good office.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To Peter Bekwyth, one of the King's retinue in Calais.
419. William Redman to Peter Bekwyth.
R. O. Asks him to devise some way of obtaining the 32s. which John Boll owes Redman, for four barrels of beer.
Hol., p. 1. Add.


  • 1. Word omitted.
  • 2. The word “that” in these instances applies to the servant.
  • 3. Cancelled.
  • 4. Wallop.
  • 5. This is the first instance among these warrants in which Cromwell is called earl of Essex.
  • 6. Meaning Sir Clement West, the Turcopolier at Malta.
  • 7. The duke of Ferrara's brother. See Vol. XV., No. 926.
  • 8. The Prince of Salerno and Don Luis d'Avila.
  • 9. Dr. Robinson, the Editor of these “Original Letters” for the Parker Society, says in a footnote at p. 608, that “Nicolas Partridge, of Lenham in Kent, accompanied Rodolph Gualter in a journey from Zurich to England in the spring of 1537. He was afterwards in the family of Barlow, bishop of St. David's, and also in that of the mayor of Dover. He died in 1540.”
  • 10. Written about the year 1540, according to the Editor, who refers to “tredie Række, VI. 310.” King Frederic died in April 1533.
  • 11. Bailiff of Holme on Spalding Moor.
  • 12. Printed, together with the rest of the volume of which it forms a part (except the “Kotulus nominum” at p. 49, and the portion after p. 185), by the Society of Antiquaries, in “A Collection of Ordinances and Regulations,” 4to, Lond., 1790, p. 228; but not (as there stated) from Harl. 642. The MS. is evidently copied from an older book to the rages of which it frequently refers. Extracts, apparently from the older book, will be found in Harl. MSS. 610, f 56, and 642, f. 138, and Lansdowne MSS. 2 ff. 34–41, 73 f. 120, and 155 f. 1. See Vol. IV., No. 1939.
  • 13. See Vol. XV., Nos. 195, 321–2; also in this Volume, No. 380 (f. 120, &c.).
  • 14. Printed in “A Collection of Ordinances,” p. 192. See Note to § 1.
  • 15. A cross in front of this name.
  • 16. Crossed out.
  • 17. Inserted in another hand.
  • 18. Is this the versifier of the Psalms?
  • 19. MS. in the possession of S. J. Savile Foljambe, Esq., of Osberton, Notts.
  • 20. See Vol. XV. Nos. 900, 917 and 967.
  • 21. Apparently Gregory Botolph.
  • 22. Subscribed: “Vostre serviteur et ami;” not, as usual, “vostre humble mary.”
  • 23. This and the following juvenile letters of the duke of Longueville probably range over more than one year in point of date, but they can hardly begin before the present year, and they are placed here for convenience. The writer was born on the 30th October 1535. The references to his aunt in Nos. 413–416 show them to have been written not later than the end of the year 1540, when she married the Prince of Chimay, and went to live in Flanders; but that in No. 417 may imply that she was already married and absent, like the “Roynne Madame.” There is no punctuation in the original letters, and it is not always safe to supply it. This, the first of the series, was clearly written in summer, soon after fête Dieu or Corpus Christi day.
  • 24. Evidently written for fraises. Here and elsewhere in these letters r seems often to do duty for s or z.
  • 25. See last note.
  • 26. See note ‡ on last page.
  • 27. Of James's illegitimate children the only daughter known is Janet, daughter of Elizabeth Carmichael.
  • 28. No doubt “feral” means “cheval.”
  • 29. See note ‡ on page 207.