Henry VIII: September 1540, 21-25

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

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September 1540, 21–25

21 Sept. 65. Thomas Soulemont, Clerk of the Parliaments.
See Grants in September, No. 22.
21 Sept. 66. Office of Clerk of the Parliament.
R. O. Extracts from patents and rolls of Parliament concerning the holding of the office of clerk of the Parliament by Sir Brian Tuke and Edward Northe from 14 Feb. 22 Hen. VIII. to 32 Hen. VIII., and the appointment of Thos. de Soulemont or their surrender, 21 Sept. 32 Hen. VIII. Certified by Richard Garth.
Pp.. 2.
*** Attached is a paper with mems. about the King's marriages.
21 Sept. 67. The Privy Council.
vii. 41.
Meeting at Ampthill, 21 Sept. Present: Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Durham, Treasurer, Mr. of Horse, Wriothesley, Chanc. of Augm. Business: Letters sent to Norfolk to take the opinion of justices Spilman and Jeny on Kynton's offence (In margin, “To my 1. of Surrey”). Letters sent to John Harrington to send his neighbour who had been in Ireland and could depose against lord Leonard, and write what the “said fellow” had said. (In margin, Apleby.) Letters to the lord Chancellor in favour of — (blank) to be custos rotulorum in Gloucestershire (in margin, To Waren).
[*** The next entry is 24 Sept.]
21 Sept. 68. The Privy Council to Norfolk.
Harl. MS.
6,989, f. 97.
B. M.
vii. 41.
Have received his letters with two depositions touching naughty and ungracious words spoken by a lewd fellow called John Kynton. As here at court is only Mr. Chancellor of the Augmentations that is learned in the laws, who is loth alone to determine what the said words do weigh, and as “your Lordship” has near you Justice Spilman, Justice Jenny, and others learned in the laws, you shall send for such as you think best learned and proceed against Kynton according to their determination. Ampthill, 21 Sept. Signed by Sussex, Russell, Durham, Cheyne, Browne, Wriothesley, and Ryche.
P. 1. Endd.: Re. 4 Sept. Headed in a modern hand: “clxvj. The Council to the Duke at Kening (Kenninghall).”
21 Sept. 69. Cranmer to Wriothesley.
R. O.
C.'s Letters,
Has received from the realm of Pole letters from Dantiscus, bp. of Vermien, who was the king of Pole's ambassador with the Emperor while Cranmer was with him. He seemed as ready to serve the King as if he had been his own subject, and treated Cranmer lovingly, though of contrary judgment, for he was a Papist. He patiently listened to Cramner's opinion and sometimes seemed to allow them, but on going home he had two bishoprics (fn. 1) given him, and returned wholly to Papistry. Now they say he is the greatest persecutor of God's word in Pole. Wriothesley will see that he is offended at Cranmer's signing himself Ecclesiœ Cantuariensis Ministrum.
Since receiving his letter has been much disquieted by the heinous rumours about the King in far countries. Sends the letter, with certain passages “interlined.” (fn. 2) Wishes him to ask the King whether Cranmer shall answer it. Dares not presume to make a slender answer upon his own head, but does not wish to mention it to the King till he is recovered of his disease. But for that would have come to Court this day. Lamhith, St. Matthies day.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
22 Sept. 70. Council of Ireland to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., iii. 241.
Exploits upon OChonor and proclamation of a new hosting against him; after which he agreed with the Chancelior and Chief Justice to abide the order of the Council. OMolmoy, Mageogan, and OMelaghlyn, his chief wings, then submitted, and were accepted. Intend, with 200l. from the King, to erect a tower at Kynnafad and another at Castell Jourdan, which was lately prostrated by OChonour, and to re edify Kysshevan and Ballanowre, preparatory to banishing OChonour. This will protect the Pale, as the lord of Norfolk knows.
Upon arrival of the Deputy, he, with Ormond, the Treasurer, Chief Justice and captains, invaded Odrone and subdued McMorgho and his kinsmen the Kevenaghes (terms enclosed in the Deputy's letter). They then entered Leyse, and took submissions of the Moores (one of them, Patrick OMore, allied by marriage with OChonour), ODoyne, McMorysh Irrygh, and other or OChonour's adherents. Will proceed to the utter extirpation of these savage Tooles. Expatiate upon the hurts done by them. Desire money with speed; what is here will scant pay the army till Allhallow tide. This enterprise will lead to the reformation of Leinster. Want aid from the King to re-edify two important peels on the Tooles' border. The Deputy has written to ONeyle, and has his pardon ready. Both ONeyle and ODonell write fair letters, but are not to be trusted, and have intelligence with the king of Scots and OBrien. The Deputy has been too busy to have a meeting with the earl of Desmond, but intends to repair to Munster for that purpose. Ask for a pension and peerage to Rawson, lord of St. John's. A Parliament must be held. Send some of the Acts proposed to be passed (the Parliament must be held in winter, so as not to prevent martial feats in the spring) and desire licence for summoning and holding it, and the articles to be passed, under the Great Seal of England; so that it may be summoned for the first day in Hilary term at latest. Dublin, 22 Sept. 32 Henry VIII. Signed: Wyllyā Brereton—John Alen—George Dublin.—Edward' Miden.—Jenico vicunt of G.—Tomas Ewstas—Gerald Aylmer, justice—Will'm Brabason—T. Lutrel, justice—Robert Cowley—John Travers—Edward Basnet, dean.
Pp. 4. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. List of acts of Parliament to be passed in Ireland, viz.:—
(1.) For confirmation to the King and his heirs of lands of religious houses suppressed or to be suppressed, &c. (2.) For establishment of 500 mks. pension to Sir John Rawson, with the title viscount Clontarffe, &c. (3.) For translating Christes Church monastery in Dublin to be a cathedral, with dean and chapter. (4.) That a jurate upon any inquest shall not be challenged for any degree of consanguinity, “but if it be at the first.” (5.) That joint tenants and tenants in common shall be compelled to make partition. (6.) That all persons professed in religious houses surrendered or to be surrendered shall be discharged of their profession and obedience. (7.) The refusal of one executor to execute shall not prevent the rest executing the will of the dead. (8.) “That the lord distraining his tenant, if the distress be replevied, may make his avowry without naming the certain name of his tenant.” (9.) That the tenant for years shall enjoy his term notwithstanding any recovery. (10.) That they to whom the land is recovered may distrain for rent due to him from whom they recovered it. (11.) That the plaintiff may sever and abridge his plaints. (12.) “That the servant going his way with anything taken to him by his master shall be felony.”
Pp. 2. Endd.: An abridgement of certain acts of Ireland.
22 Sept. 71. Aguilar to Charles V.
Add. MS.
28,593, f. 186.
Wrote on the 19th. The Pope having named to him Giovanni Matheo bp. of Verona, “por principal de su parte” for the diet of Worms, Aguilar strongly objected. Since coming to Rome has got the Comendador Valençuela to remonstrate also with his Holiness, who has agreed not to send him. Rome, 22 Sept. 1540.
Spanish, pp. 2.
22 Sept. 72. Covos to Secretary Idiaquez.
Add. MS.
28,592, f. 181.
B. M.
Affairs of Naples, the marquis del Gasto, &c. Is glad Lope Hurtado is leaving Rome.
Spanish. Modern copy from Simancas, pp. 9. Original endd.: “A Secretario Ydiaquez, de Madrid a xxii. de Septiembre 1540.” See Spanish Calendar, VI., i., 126.
Ib., 187. 2. Covos to Charles V. (fn. 3)
Lope Hurtado's removal from Rome. Madrid, 22 Sept. 1540.
Spanish. Modern copy from Simancas, pp. 2. Headed: “Al Emperador del Comendador Mayor. De Madrid a xxii de Setiembre, MDXL.” See Spanish Calendar VI. i., No. 127.
23 Sept. 73. Council of Spain to Charles V.
Add. MS.
28,591, f. 274.
B. M.
* * A carvel of Seville, containing more than 5,000 ducats' worth of gold, amber, and other merchandise taken by an English ship and sloop. Those of Seville asked leave to make reprisals upon any Englishmen. Wrote to the king of England to make restitution of ship and goods, with the costs accruing. Certain Biscayans have complained that one day in July 1538, their two zabras being anchored in the port of Aliaporte (Newport?), in England, were taken by French corsairs of Blaober and Ambort in Brittany. Have written to the French king for justice.
Spanish affairs. Madrid, 23 Sept. 1540.
Spanish. Modern copy from Simancas, pp. 10. See Spanish Calendar VI. i., No. 128.
24 Sept. 74. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Ampthill, 24 Sept. Present: Gt. Chamb., Gt Admiral, Durham, Treasurer, Mr. of Horse, Wriothesley, Chanc. of Augm. Business:—Letters sent under the Stamp to the lord Chancellor to adjourn the term till Crastino Animarum; to the Council of Wales to determine a complaint put up here by tenants of Flintshire against Roger Brereton, sheriff; to Thos. Fulgham, of Rysley, Beds, to appear and answer the complaint of — Huet. It was declared to lady Poole, wife of Sir Geoffrey, that the King pardoned her husband's imprisonment, but banished him the Court. Thos. Smith, of Bedford, sent for by Hugh Willoughby, serjeant at arms.
25 Sept. 75. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Ampthill, 25 Sept. Present: Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Durham, Treasurer, Mr. of Horse, Wriothesley, Chanc. of Augm. Business:—Letters sent to the lord Privy Seal to deliver Sir Geoff. Poole, on condition of his agreeing with the party (fn. 4) and not approaching the Court.


  • 1. He was bishop of Culm from 1530 to 1537, and was translated to Ermeland (Varmia) in January 1538.
  • 2. Evidently meaning “underlined.”
  • 3. Not to Granvelle, as stated in the Spanish Calendar.
  • 4. Gunter.