Henry VIII: January 1541, 21-31

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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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January 1541, 21–31

21 Jan. 473. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 21 Jan. Present: Chancellor, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Durham, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—Ric. Helyar, of Totness, and John Augustyn, of Buckfastleigh, miller, summoned by Privy Seal, appeared. Several letters sent to the bp. of London and Dr. Heynes to bring, to-morrow, by 8 a.m., the depositions concerning Mason, &c.
22 Jan. 474. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 22 Jan. Present: Chancellor, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Durham, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—Letters written to Robt. Southwell to send to the Tower bedding and things for the necessary relief of Mason; to John Piers, clerk of the check of the Guard, to deliver to Robt. Southwell the male and budget he took at Mason's apprehension. Augustyn and Helyar examined of the bill against Sir Thos. Dennys; and Augustyn “remitted to me, the clerk of the Council, to take his deposition,” and Helyar dismissed.
22 Jan. 475. J. lord Russell to Edw. North.
R. O. Requests payment, to his servant, Rauffe Chamberleyne, of 100 mks., for his half year's fee of the Admiralty, due at Christmas last. Hampton Court, 22 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Signed.
1. Add.: To, &c., Edw. Northe, esquire, Treasurer of the Augmentations.
R. O. 2. Receipt given, 22 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII., by Ralph Chamberleyn, servant to Sir John, Russell lord Russell and Lord Admiral, to Edw. North, treasurer of the Court of Augmentations, for 66l. 13s. 4d., being Russell's half-yearly fee of his office of Admiralty, due at Christmas last, as appears by the King's letters patent dated 28 July 32 Hen. VIII.
P. 1.
22 Jan. 476. Sir John Wallop to John Davye.
R. O. Thanking you for your good cheer to me at Rowen and thinking unkindness that you did not visit me at your late being in Paris as Mr. Carrowe and other friends did; this is to desire you to deliver the Chancellor's letter to the lieutenant general according to the direction. Asks him to obtain a speedy answer to the bearer, servant to Wm. Leman's widow, who is now with Wallop, as to how Leman's goods were so distributed away, and that Davy and his company will try to recover them. Commendations from his wife. Mellune, 22 Jan. Signed.
P. S.—When you know of any ship going to Calais, pray see my horse litter and other things now at St. Barbez conveyed therein.
P. 1. Add.
22 Jan. 477. Francis I. to Marillac.
R. O.
Kaulek, 263.
Has received his letter of the 12th (chief points recapitulated), Was pleased with the honorable language held by the King, and his determination to send deputies to settle the matter of the bridge; and approves Marillac's proceedings.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 2. Headed: 22 Jan. 1541. Subscribed: Breton.
22 Jan. 478. Montmorency to Marillac.
R. O.
Kaulek 264.
Since last letters nothing new has occurred. The King was glad of the coming of lord William to reside with him, and, since he is of the quality Marillac wrote, he will be sure of welcome and good cheer. The King is marvellously pleased with Marillac's diligent advertisement of what he hears. The Emperor returns further into Germany, and the assembly of Worms proceeds as Montmorency wrote in his last letters. Sees only words: if other Diets have been nothing, this will be as little, and the next, at Ratisbon, less. The Council here has not yet met, so that Marillac's extraordinaires cannot be despatched. At present all this company makes good cheer, and there is no question but of feasting.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 2. Headed: 22 Jan. 1541.
23 Jan. 479. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 23 Jan. Present: Abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Dnrham, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:— Letter written to Mr. Ryder, keeper of the late earl of Essex's house in London, to permit the bp. of Durham, Sir Ralph Sadleir, and Thos. Sentemount (misprint for Soulemount?), the King's secretary for the French tongue, to peruse all books, writings, and muniments in the house, and use them as they think good.
24 Jan. 480. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 24 Jan. Present: Abp. of Canterbury, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Durham, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. No business recorded.
25 Jan. 481. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 25 Jan. Present: Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley. Business:—Ph. Brayne, of Exeter, tailor, being proved a common procurer of false matters, and to have slandered Sir Thos. Denys, adjudged to ask Denys's forgiveness at next sessions at Exeter. Upon the complaint of John Augustyne, in the name of the inhabitants of Buckfastlee, Fynfeld, and other the Prince's tenants bordering on Dartmoor Forest, that Sir Thos. Denys witholds from them rights which they enjoyed under the late abbot of Buckfast, it was decreed that they should enjoy these rights (detailed) until the Council should further determine.
25 Jan. 482. Marillac to Francis I.
R. O.
Kaulek 264.
(Almost the
whole text)
The gentleman sent by the two commanders, ambassadors from the Religion of Rhodes, arrived on Wednesday last; but, until yesterday, Sunday, Marillac could not obtain audience, because some of the chief Councillors were away, and the rest engaged in examining accomplices of Mr. Hoyet. Delivered the letters of credence and prayed the King to declare whether the coming of the commanders would be agreeable to him. The King said the Religion detained some of his subjects prisoners, and prevented their return to England, and asked whether they wished to make reparation. Replied he had no instruction upon that point, which the commanders could better answer if they might speak with him. He then called his Council apart and deliberated a great while, and finally answered that he was pleased Francis had not meddled further with this Religion, and that he would not see or listen to those who detained his subjects, but, if these were permitted to return to his kingdom, the said commanders and other ambassadors might come assured of a gracious welcome. This reply, with what other lords of the Court added to it, implies meagre good will to the Religion; for if those who are English returned here they would have to leave their cross and profession, and any further request of the Religion would receive a reply more prompt than reasonable, viz., that the Religion of St. John among all others has been suppressed by Parliament, and cannot be restored without re-assembling Parliament; which will be when they choose, and even if it were at once no man would dare to say contrary to what is already determined. Apparently the ambassadors of the Religion will do as much at — (blank) as in England.
Since Hoyet was imprisoned there is nothing new. Others have been examined and acquitted, except a servant of Hoyet's (fn. 1) who was being sent to Spain, who was recalled half way and sent to the Tower as soon as he landed in England. The duke of Norfolk has told Marillac that he goes towards the frontier of Scotland in eight days, to repair the warden towns (villes de garde) and complete some fortifications he began before, which will not take long as all provisions are ready. The new ambassador, lord William, left the day before yesterday; as did the earl of Hertford, for Calais, from whence he will intimate when he is ready to meet the French commissioners about the frontier between Ardres and Guisnes. This King has asked after the health of Francis and the Dauphin, and charged Marillac to write his very cordial recommendations.
French. Two modern transcripts, each pp. 5. Headed: London, 25 Jan.
25 Jan. 483. Marillac to Montmorency.
R. O.
Kaulek, 266.
As he writes amply to the King, touching the Religion of Rhodes, and wrote on the 18th, need not make a long letter. The English show no good will towards the said Religion and desire Francis not to meddle further with it; and truly he could do nothing unless he showed himself willing to imitate (eviter qu. imiter?) the English in an example of such evil consequence as taking from the religious what the devotion of his predecessors gave.
This King has told Marillac that he had it from a good place that the Emperor would not sojourn in Germany, but pass as soon as possible into Italy, and that the Pope having made “gros mousseau” of ducats would meet him, to cede him Parma and Piacenza and help him with money, provided his (the Pope's) son were made duke of Florence. There is a report current that the king of Scots would come into England as a fugitive from his country. This was so hard to believe that Marillac would not write of it until he made enqiries; which show that the king of Scots, with 50 or 60 horsemen, in following a falcon, forded the river which divides the realms and came seven or eight miles into England; then, after showing himself to those of Berwick, who at first did not know him, returned into his own country. The garrison graciously invited him to drink wine at Berwick, but he answered he had no need of it; and in truth it was not his shortest [way].
French. Modern transcript, pp. 2. Headed: London, 25 Jan. 1541.
25 Jan. 484. Sir Cuthbert Radclyf to Sir Anth. Browne.
Add. MS.
32,646, f. 142.
B. M.
No. 60.
Has had several meetings with the warden of the Middle March of Scotland for redress of bills done since Midsummer was a year, according to a covenant made at Coldstream by commissioners of both realms before the writer's entry. On Friday last, 14 Jan., they met at Allonton church and made an end of the bills, as well of Liddisdale as of other, filed since his entry. Are to meet again at Hexspethe Gaythed, 8 Feb. next, to proceed with old bills. Sir Thos. Wharton, deputy warden of the West March, sent certain of the Fosters, whom the writer delivered, for a great attemptate, amounting to 80l. sterling, by them done. Got thereby redress of two attemptates of Liddisdale, and the warden of Scotland has promised to answer both for Liddisdale and Teviotdale. Praises Wharton's conduct, who has spared no cost nor labour. The officers of Scotland seem to intend nothing but justice. Cartington, 25 Jan. Signed.
2. Add.: Master of the Horse. Sealed. Endd.
25 Jan. 485. The Bishop of Aquila to Cardinal Farnese.
Mon. Vat.,
Gives a brief survey of the proceedings at Worms from 17 Nov., when Granvelle arrived, to 18 Jan., when he prorogued the conference to Ratisbon, and departed to the Emperor at Spires. The outlook is hopeful now that the danger of suffrages is past. With the reunion of Germany, the Emperor will be able to resist the Turk. Has just received Farnese's letters of the 9th. The deputation of the Legate (fn. 2) gives great satisfaction to the Catholics and the Court. The bp. of Winchester is here, ambassador of the King of England, “vir acris ingenii, con gran pompa.” It is feared that he comes to trouble matters. Bishop Vergerius is in the house of the French ambassador, and his familiarity with Melancthon and his companions does much mischief. * * * Spires, 25 Jan. 1541.
Italian and Latin.
25 Jan. 486. Englishmen in Spain.
Add. MS.
34,701, f. 4.
B. M.
Instrument which describes itself as a carta executoria declaring the decision of the Court of Chancery at Valladolid in the case of Thomas Huillin, Thomas Uchin, Juan Josum (elsewhere Jobsum), and Juan Rubin, English merchants. Goes at great length into the whole process from the 18th of June 1539, when the parties (in two ships) were arrested at leaving the port of Vermeo on a charge of carrying out money and other contraband goods, and finally orders restitution of the property. Many officials and legal proceedings are alluded to.
Dated Valladolid, 25 January 1541.
Spanish. Parchment book (illuminated first page) of 51 closely written pages.
Ib., f. 2.
B. M.
2. Petition made (upon the King's command for such as have been wronged by the Emperor's subjects to declare it) by John Robyns, Thos. Wyllyng, John Jobson, and Thos. Hechyns, of the city of Exetar, presenting a carta executorya, whereby it appears that they were imprisoned and their goods seized in Biscay, and after three years' suit recovered their goods, but not their costs or the interest of their money.
Pp. 2. Headed: 1545.
Ib. f. 3.
B. M.
3. Note that Thos. Willing, John Robyns, and others, of Excetour, declare they were imprisoned and their goods arrested in Spain without just cause. That at length, being delivered and their goods restored, their damages and charges were not allowed, so that they sustain loss to the sum of 607l. 10s. st.
P. 1.
26 Jan. 487. Henry VIII. to lord William Howard.
R. O.
St. P. viii.
Hearing that the process of the Admiral of France is at a point and he likely to be restored to his pristine honour, sends letters of congratulation to be delivered to him if that be the case. He is of Henry's order, and if restored to his former influence will have better regard to the entertainment of the amity than has been of late, and will not suffer his master to be trained into practices to his own detriment.
Draft, p. 1. Endd.: Minute to the Lord Wm. Hawarde, 26 Jan.
26 Jan. 488. Wallop to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., viii.
The King's letter of the 5th did not reach him till the 15th, by reason of troublous weather as the bearer said. Perceives therein what reply to make about the Breton, the coming of my lord of Hereford and Sir Edw. Kearne about Cowbridge, the King's acceptance of De Beez as a commissioner, and the writer's own recall and the appointment of lord William Howard in his place.
As to the Breton, the French King took my declaration in good part. He was well satisfied with the coming of Hereford and Kearne, and not a little glad of your acceptance of De Beez, though a borderer; saying that if he could have devised another more meet for the purpose he would have done so, and that he had enjoined De Beez and his colleague to have more respect to the amity than to any private profit.
Is glad of his recall, as his great desire is to see the King from whom he has been absent nigh two years. Has “lived a good space resolutely in two points,” viz., to obey Henry in all things, and never to ask more than he has already received; so that he feels greatly bounden to those friends who have commended him.
My delay in answering your Majesty's letters is due to want of news. The Turk makes great preparations by sea and land, intending to enter Hungary. He is already at Adrianople with his wife and wives, an unusual thing, as heretofore he ever left them at Constantinople. He makes vessels for the Danube and practises men in that navigation, which river has the swiftest current in Christendom. Describes how Captain Rynckorne, the French King's ambassador, is coming from the Turk upon matters of importance.
After my lord of Winchester spoke with the Emperor, the latter wrote to his ambassador here, enclosing Winchester's commission to be declared to the French King to avoid mistrust. The ambassador showed it to me, i.e., that Mr. Pate sued to be revoked, and Winchester to supply his room, bringing with him Mr. Knevet; Winchester to accompany the Emperor to the Diet and then return into England, leaving Knevet as ambassador resident.
The ambassador of Cleves daily attends the Court, but no determination will be taken before the Duke's coming hither, which shall not be before the Emperor's departure out of Almaign. Many think that but for the Turk's coming into Hungary, no Diet had been kept; and so Mons. de Veyley, the French ambassador, has lately written.
News from Italy is that the bp. of Rome after Candlemas departs to Camberyne, and thence to Olvyeta towards Bologna, there to abide the Emperor's coming; and that at the Diet in Almaign shall be nothing done for the profit of the said Bishop or of the French. Order is taken at Rome that all bishops retire to their bishoprics. As to the marriage of the Bishop's niece with Mons. de Guyse's son, the Bishop will make no further offer than he has already made. The marquis of Guaste has sent for Signor Camylle de Collonya, one of the Emperor's chief captains, who has come to him with 25 or 30 captains, and others daily join them; their intent is not yet ascertained. Francis sends ships and 500 or 600 footmen, to seek the “trade of spicerey” by a shorter way than the Portingalles use, i.e., by the Mare Glasearum. Their pilot, Jacques Cartier, a Breton, thinks it will be navigable for three months in the year. The captain of the footmen is Clement Marotte, who has been an exile for Lutheranism, and his men are malefactors and vagabonds, who can well be spared; so that if they never return it will be no great loss.
A new Portuguese ambassador has come to reside. He and the old daily sue for stay of the ships that Francis permits to go to Brisell. If they go they are likely to suffer, as the Portuguese have sent thither many armed ships.
Yesterday I was at Court, and, obeying your letters, dated Hampton Court, 9th inst., signed by your Council, declared your thanks for the pasties, the more as it had pleased Francis and the queen of Navarre to be at the seasoning and saye taking of the same. He rejoiced that the pasties “liked you so well” and required me to write that he is ever your good brother and friend. He had heard that Wyat was sent to the Tower manacled, and asked what his offences were and if he was a Lutheran, saying that in Spain he was troubled for such things, and that when the Emperor was here “he did speak with him, other at Bleez or Amboiez, very audaciously; pointing his hand to his head as though he took him to be somewhat fantastic.” He said a gentleman of the North parts, (fn. 3) who had been two or three years ago sent on embassy to Scotland, was also sent to the Tower; and desired to know his name. I said I knew him not, nor why they were committed. Then he spoke of the late Privy Seal's naughty intentions towards your Highness and the lady Mary, perhaps hinting that Wyat and the other should be of that affinity, and said he was glad you did reform the Lutheran sect, as no good could come of them. He said that lately in Dauphiné was found a sect of them, who used to assemble in a dark place and preach by candle light, after which they cried “Dele candelam, crescite et multiplicamini.” This sect he had driven out, and won by them 100,000 crs.
Then I showed him my lord William would be here shortly, and he said he would write to your Highness and instruct me further. As soon as I have presented lord William, I shall repair towards your Highness, in post if so commanded, “which should be now to me somewhat painful.” Mellune, 26 Jan. Signed.
7. Add. Endd.
27 Jan. 489. Scotland.
See Grants in January, No. 45.
27 Jan. 490. Henry VIII. to the Deputy and Council of Ireland. (fn. 4)
R. O.
S. P., iii.
Has received their letters by Thos. Dacres recommending that Tirlo Othole “upon this his submission,” should have certain lands, as in a schedule enclosed in their letters, (fn. 5) the copy of which is herewith remitted. Answer to other points of the said letters and to the relation of the King's Serjeant and Attorney, now here, shall be sent shortly on their return; but meanwhile the King is content to grant Tirlogh and his brother Arte Othole the lands contained in the schedule, under conditions specified in a signed schedule herewith. Authorises the Chancellor, upon indenture made by the Deputy, Chancellor, Baron Wealshe, John Mynne and Wm. Candishe with the said Tirlo and his brother, to make out the letters patent. As Piers Talbot has already a grant of part of the said lands, called Pouerscourte, the Deputy and others aforenamed shall desire him to surrender his said grant and shall appoint him lands of like value in some other place where such a loyal subject may do service. Tirlogh, and also Fitzwilliamz, who came hither with him as his interpreter, declared that they promised to write in his favour for another parcel of land, called Amayle, now in an Irishman's hands, but there is no mention of it in the schedule. If they think it advisable for the winning of Tirlogh and alluring of others, grant may be made of Amayle also. It must be seen that Tirlogh and his brother observe the conditions, and if they break them and return to their old life, their punishment, like their good entertainment, is to be an example to others.
Draft, pp. 8, with corrections by Wriothesley. Endd.: Minute to the Deputy and Council in Ireland, 27 Jan., touching Othole.
28 Jan. 491. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meetings at Hampton Court, 26, 27 and 28 Jan. Present: Suffolk (on the 26th), Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley. No business recorded.
28 Jan. 492. Wallop to John Davye, at Rouen.
R. O. I wrote to you to see my litter conveyed by the first ship to Calais. Pray send a tun of Orleans wine with it, one piece of it white, and I will pay you here before my departure, or else at Calais, where I intend to be shortly. Mellune, 28 Jan. Signed.
As at my being there you concluded an act for the whole company to protect any one of them that came in suit, I trust you will consider the bearer Water Portier and the widow of Chechester “if her husband were one that put his name to the said act.”
P. 1. Add.
29 Jan. 493. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 29 Jan. Present: Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral. Treasurer, Comptroller, Wriothesley. Business:—Albaro de Asto Dillo, Spaniard, sent for to bring to Court, on the 30th, 100l. which John Mason had paid him, to be repaid in Spain upon letters of bank.—(blank), of Halam, Suss., joiner, confessed “putting forth at play certain round plates of tin of the breadth of a penny,” and said he made them to garnish roses with, as all joiners there do. The Council doubting whether that fact weighed to treason, wrote for the lord Chancellor's opinion.
29 Jan. 494. Heresies in London.
Foxe, V. 440. Commission (fn. 6) to Edmund Bonner, bp. of London, and his Chancellor, to receive the oaths of Will. Roche, mayor of London, Sir John Allen, Sir Ralph Warren, Sir Ric. Gresham, Sir Roger Cholmley, serjeant-at-law, John Gresham, Mich. Dormer, the archdeacon of London, the bp.'s commissary and official, Rob. Chidley, Guy Crayford, Edw. Hall, Rob. Broke, and John Morgan, commissioners for heresies and offences done within the city. Westm., 29 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII.
29 Jan. 495. Scotland.
See Grants in January, No. 52.
496. Norfolk's Despatch to the Borders. (fn. 7)
Add. MS.
f. 145.
B. M.
[A remembrance for the duke of Norfolk's journey to the Borders; with marginal notes, in another hand, of the King's decisions.]
(1.) To have prest money to convey the King's ordnance from Pomfret and Nottingham to Carlisle, and to buy spades, &c, and convey them by water to Hull (for Carlisle) and to Berwick (in margin: 200 mks.); (2) to have gunners from the Tower to go with the artillery, and some to remain at Carlisle, where is but one gunner (in margin: Skevyngton, content); (3) letters of credence to lords and gentlemen in the North; (4) warrants to Leonard Beckwith and Tristram Teshe to deliver money to the bp. of Carlisle, for Carlisle, and to Sir Geo. Lawson, for Berwick and Warke (in margin: 1,000l. for Carlisle, 2,000l. for Berwick); (5) commissions to take up workmen; (6) to take up carts, &c., for conveyance of ordnance; (7) “Item, whether I shall have any commission or not” (in margin: As lieutenant); (8) to know the King's pleasure for espial money (in margin: Content).
P. 1. In the hand of Norfolk's clerk, with marginal annotations by the Duke himself.
Add MS.
32,646, f. 144.
B. M.
2. A note, apparently of agenda or proceedings in the Council, viz.:
“For my lord of Norfolk”:—
Warrants (1) to Mr. Tuke for 200 mks. to be paid to Norfolk's secretary; (2) to Tristram Tashe, for 1,000l. to be paid to the bp. of Carlisle; (3) to Leonard Beckwith for 2,000l. to be paid to Sir George Lawson.
Letters of credence to the earls of Westmoreland and Cumberland, lords Lumley, Scrope, Latymer, and Dacres of Gilsland, Leonard Skevington, and Sir Hen. Savell. Four commissions to take up workmen and provisions for the work. Three commissions to take carts, &c., for the ordnance. Forty letters of credence, without endorsement, to gentlemen of the North (in margin: To be stamped).
ii. For my lord of Winchester and my lord William:—
Letters in cipher to my lord of Winchester, letters to him and Sir Henry Knyvet, to my lord William, and to the Admiral of France
Memorandum, for the lieutenancy of my lord of Norfolk (in margin: “Not yet come from my lord Chancellor.”)
P. 1. Headed with the letter H with notes and corrections by Wriothesley. Endd.: A note of my lord of Norff. despatch.
497. [Henry VIII.] to —
R. O.
St. P., v.
We send at this time our cousin the duke of Norfolk to the Borders, as our lieutenant, and have appointed you, among others, for his better furniture, immediately to get ready all your servants and tenants to join him at an hour's warning. You shall make as many horsemen as you be able, each to have his spear or javelyn; of the rest of your number a fourth part shall be good archers, each furnished with a bow and a good sheaf of arrows, and the residue billmen, each having, besides his sword and dagger, a good bill on his neck.
Draft of letters missive, pp. 5. Endd.: “Minute to sundry men t'attend upon my l. of Norff.”
30 Jan. 498. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 30 Jan. Present: Privy Seal, Gt Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Comptroller. Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb. Wriothesley. No business recorded.
30 Jan. 499. Wriothesley to Norfolk.
Harl. MS.
6, 989, f. 86.
B. M.
Declared the contents of his letter by bearer to the King, who is pleased (1) that Norfolk and the gentlemen with him shall visit my lord Prince in their journey; (2) that Norfolk shall open letters from Lancaster, and, if the king of Scots pretend ignorance where the rebels shall be, Norfolk, having knowledge thereof, shall tell him, and, as lieutenant, demand them. If he allege that the Kirkemen be as his ambassador (fn. 8) here alleged, Norfolk shall answer as he thinks meet, adding that they be English subjects born, and that all laws and treaties must be interpreted to the maintenance of the law of nature. Will despatch Lancaster upon receipt of the treaty of Scotland, which is hourly expected from my lord of Durham and Mr. Sadleyr. Send hither with speed the “plat” of Calais and the Marches made by Stephen th'Almain who is now with you. Hampton Court, 30 Jan.
Modern copy, p. 1. The original endd.: Berwick, 1 Feb., a secretario Regis.
30 Jan. 500. The Cowbridge.
R. O. Commission of Francis I. to the Sieur du Biez, knight of his Order, captain of 500 men of arms, governor of the Boulonnois, and Ymbert de Saveuze, a master of the Requests, to meet certain commissioners whom the king of England is sending over and to settle the disputes which have arisen about the bridge of Ardre and the meadow of La Couchoize and other matters. Fontainebleau, 30 Jan. 1540 27 Francis I. Countersigned: Bayard.
Copy, French, pp. 2. Endd.: The copy of the French king's commission.
31 Jan. 501. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 31 Jan. Present: Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley. Business:—Decree (described) made in the case of Giles Hasbard, of Southampton, beer brewer, who had, without licence, laden 5 pockets of wool in a ship called the Mary of Dordrecht, as certified by John Mille, of Southampton, John White, of Southwick, and Wm. Shurland, captain of the castle at Calshore Poynt.
[31 Jan.] 502. The Privy Council to the Lord Chancellor.
R. O. Have received his letters of the 30th inst., and shown the contents to the King, who wishes the records for the matters of Calais sent to my lord of Hertford, “with this instruction following, but not under an inspeximus, that forasmuch as the first article maketh fully for h … matters in question he shall only show the said first article.” If the other party descend to the 2nd article and would declare the Couswade, &c., to have belonged to the abbey of Ardern in France, “or any other church out of those limits which then were consigned to the king of England, by the words of th'exception of th'inheritance of the churches, &c.,” my lord may answer that that makes rather for than against us, as the exception was made that the churches within those limits should not lose the rents of their lands without. In giving further proofs my lord of Hertford shall have good regard whether Arde be within the said boundary or no.
As to the matter of A. B., (fn. 9) you shall make the persons named in your letters privy to it under charge of strict secrecy. Beg him to require the bp. of Durham to send hither the copy of the treaty of Scotland “for the despatch of Lancaster for the demand of the rebels, which [is deferred] till we shall see how far the said treaty extendeth.” Hampton Court.
Corrected draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 3. Endd.: Minute to my lord Chancellor from the lords of the Council at the Court.
503. Grants in January 1541.
Jan./Grants. 1. Will. Unwyn and Joan his wife. Licence to alienate the manor of Frowbery and lands in Frowbery and Kyngsclere, Hants, and the advowson of the free chapel of St. Thomas in Frowbery (the reversion of which premises on the death of John Wytershull, who now holds them, belongs to the said Joan and her heirs), to Will. Warder and his heirs, to be by him regranted to the said William and Joan and their heirs, with contingent remainder, &c. Westm., 21 Jan.—Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 28.
2. Will. Unwin and Joan his wife. Licence to alienate the manor of Bursham and lands in Bursham, Wypesdon, Clanden, and Teseworth, Surrey, to Will. Warder and his heirs, to be regranted like the preceding. Westm., 1 Jan.—Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 28.
3. Sir Bryan Tuke, treasurer of the Chamber. Warrant to pay Segebald Fredeinz, whom the King has taken into his service as one of his captains in war, wages of 40 marks a year. Hampton Court, 28 Dec., 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 4 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 29. (In English.)
4. Will. Burdwayes, of Ampthyll, Beds, “taboret,” a native of Anjou. Denization. Hampton Court, 2 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 4 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 45.
5. Edm. Hall, of Greteforde, Linc. Grant, in fee, of the site and chief messuage of the manor of Gretford, which belonged to the late monastery of St. Mary, Winchester, Hants, and lands specified in Gretforde, Brasborough, and Barnethorpe, Linc. Hamptoncorte, 28 Dec. [tr]icesimo secundo. Del. 5 Jan. “anno subscripto.” —P.S. (slightly mutilated). Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 8, m. 43.
6. Will. Abbot, serjeant of the Cellar. To be keeper of Radnore forest, Marches of Wales, and constable of Cardigan castle, S. Wales. Oteland, 13 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII., Del. Hampton Court, 5 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 45.
7. Rob. Oxonbrydge. Reversion of the office of bailiff of the town or lordship of Rye, Sussex, formerly held by John Shurley, cofferer of the Household of Henry VII., by virtue of patent 10 July 1 Hen. VIII., and now held by Will. Thynne, then second clerk of the Kitchen, by virtue of patent 11 Feb. 15 Hen. VIII. Hampton Court, 1 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 5 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 46.
8. Chr. Waliston. Lease (in lieu of 2d. a day which he had as keeper of Wardelham park, Hants, now disparked) of the park and lodge of Wardelham, for 40 years; at 3l. 13s. 4d. rent, as valued by John Norres and Ric. Tyggall, commissioners in that behalf by virtue of pat. 15 April 30 Hen. VIII. Hampton Court, 30 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 5 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 47.
9. James Rufforth, a native of Scotland. Denization. Hampton Court, 27 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 5 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 41.
10. Thos. Bellott. Inspeximus and confirmation by the King as a patron of the parish church of Gresford, in the lordship of Bromfelde, N. Wales, of—
1. A lease, 20 Mar. 30 Hen. VIII., by John Chamber, dean of the King's College and of Our Lady and St. Stephen's within Westminster Palace, to Thos. Bellott, of the parish church and parsonage of Gresford, for 21 years, at 80l. rent.
2. Confirmations affixed to the said lease by Rob. bp. of St. Asaph's, ordinary of the said place, dated Barmondesey, 31 March A.D. 1540, 31 Hen. VIII., and by Fulk Salusbury, dean of St. Asaph's, and the chapter of the same place dated 8 April 1540, 31 Hen. VIII. Hampton Court, 2 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 5 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 41.
11. Sir Thos. Wryothesley, one of the King's secretaries. Licence to alienate a mansion late in tenure of Sir Ric. Riche within the Augustine Friars in London; a great hall, bakehouse, stable, garden, &c., adjoining the said mansion; the tenements now or late of Will. Shurland, Ric. Duke, and Sir Ric. Ryche there; and all other messuages, &c., there which belonged to Thos. earl of Essex, attainted, to Will. Paulet, lord Seynt John. Hampton Court, 6 Jan. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 9 and p. 8, m. 7.
12. Sir Thos. Wriothesley, one of the King's two principal secretaries. To be constable of Southampton castle, with fees of 10l. a year out of the customs of that port, in as full manner as Will ld. Sandes. Hampton Court, 7 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 8 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 46.
13. Will. Paget, clerk of the Privy Council. To be one of the four clerks of the Signet (fn. 10); on surrender of a patent granting the same to John Huttoft who is now promoted to be the Queen's secretary. Hampton Court, 10 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 8 Jan. anno subscripto (sic).—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 4. (In English.)
14. Thos. Culpeper, a gentleman of the Privy Chamber. Lease of parcels (specified and tenants named) of the manor of Michelham Parkegate, in Wanok and Erlington; of the manor of Sharnefold, in Westham, Fokington, and Jevington; of the manor of Downeashe, in Haylsham; and of the manor of Isenherst, in Mayfeld, Sussex; which premises belonged to Thos. Crumwell, late earl of Essex, attainted; for 21 years; at 17l. 3s 4d. rent, and 2s. increase. Hampton Court, 20 Dec. [tricesimo] (fn. 11) secundo. Del. 8 Jan. anno subscripto.—P.S. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 8, m. 47.
15. Amisia Gybson, widow and executrix of Nic. Gybson, of London, grocer. Grant, in fee, of the reversion and rent reserved upon a 98 years' lease by Thos. Newton, prior of the house of Holy Trinity called “Crychurch” within Algate, London, to Sir John Cutte, under-treasurer of England, 20 Feb. 21 Hen. VII., of the great tenement with shops, &c., and a wharf annexed called “Asshelingwarffe,” formerly called “Pakenamewarfe” and then “Crychurche warffe,” in the parish of St. Dunstan in the East, London, extending in breadth between the tenement formerly of Will. Askam on the west, and the lane called Watergate on the east, and in length from the highway of Thamistrete on the north, to the Thames on the south. Hampton Court, 8 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 9 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 48.
16. Ant. Knyvet. Grant, in fee, of Parva Kelke manor, Yorks., which belonged to Bridlington priory, and came to the King by the attainder of Will. Wood, prior. Hampton Court, 7 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 9 Jan.—P.S. Pat p. 8, m. 46.
17. The lady Anne, daughter of John, late duke of Cleveland, Guligh, Gelder and Barre, and sister of William, now duke of Cleveland, Guligh, Gelder and Barre, count Marke, Rauesborough and Sutfin (Zutphen), and lord Rauesten, a native of Cleveland. Denization, subject to the condition that she shall not leave England without licence. Hampton Court, 8 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 9 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 47. Rym. xiv. 709.
18. Patrick Reynold, of Grenewech, Kent, “potycarye,” born in the dominions of the King of Scotland. Denization. Hampton Court, 30 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 9 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 41.
19. James Joskyn. To be one of the tellers of the Receipt of Exchequer, with emoluments as enjoyed by Hen. (blank in P.S.) Everede. Hampton Court, 9 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 10 Jan.—P.S. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 8, m. 46.
20. Nic. Bristowe, clk. To be clerk both of the Wardrobe of Robes and of the Wardrobe of Beds; with 14l. a year. On surrender of pat. 5 Sept. 29 Hen. VIII. granting the same to James Joskyn Hampton Court, 9 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 10 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 46.
21. John Smyth, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Sheperton, Westm. dioc., at the King's disposal by the minority of John Rede, late of Oteland, Surrey. Hampton Court, 26 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 12 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 28.
22. Thos. duke of Norfolk. Licence to alienate the manors of Acton Burnel, Acton Pygote, Acton Raynarde, Holgate, Abbeton, Millinchepp, Longedon, Chatwall, Smythcoote, Wulstanton, Uppyngton, and Rusbury, Salop, lands there and in Seynt Margarets Clee, Ludlowe, Longnor, Pryne, Updon, Belswardyne, and Condore, the advowsons of the churches of Acton Burnell, Acton Pygote, Rusbury, and Uppyngton, and two prebends in Ludlowe and Holgate, Salop; to Sir John Duddeley, Westm., 12 Jan. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 28.
23. Commission to John Tomson, clk., Ric. Candishe, Ant. Awcher, John Bartlet, and John Aborough, to be overseers of the King's “water workes at Dover,” and to procure materials and workmen for the same. Hampton Court. 9 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 12 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 38d.
24. Commission of Sewers.
Essex. — Sir Ric. Ryche, Sir Thos. Denys, Sir Edm. Walsyngham, Sir Humph. Broun, King's serjeant-at-law, Sir Roger Cholmeley, serjeant-at-law, Sir Thos. Pope, Sir Ric. Gresham, Sir John Champneys, Sir Clement Harlyston, Sir Edw. Boughton, Ric. Pollarde, Rob. Southwell, Walter Hendeley, Nic. Bacon, Peter Mutas, Martin Bowes, Ant. Coke, Ric. Stapylton, John Poynes, Guy Crayforde, Humph. Tyrell, Will. Harman, and Bartholomew Prowse; for the “sea coasts” and marsh grounds lying by the river and water course running from Bowbrydge to Laymouth, thence to Dagnam beame, as well for Kent as for Essex, upon the north side of Thames; and from Dagnam beame to Haveryngwell, thence to Wysden Wateryngs, and thence to the King's highway leading from Ilford to Rumford “as the bounds of Haveryng do lede,” Essex. Hampton Court, 13 Jan. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 21d.
25. Katharine, the Queen Consort. Grant, for life, in full satisfaction of her jointure according to the powers given to the crown by Parliament, 32 Hen. VIII., of the following castles, lordships, manors, &c., viz.:—The castle, lordship, and manor of Hadleigh alias Hadley, and a shelf (“una shelfa”) called Hadlegh Roe, with the “draggins” of muscles in Aylsburye Hope, otherwise called Tylburye Hope; the lordships and manors of Bradwell by the Sea, Berdfeld, and the borough of Berdfeld; the lordships, manors, or farms of Lacheley Hall, Claret Had, and Asshin, and the parks of Berdfeld and Moche Baddowe, Essex; the honor of Clare, Suff., Essex, Camb., Norf., and Hunts; the offices of feodary of the said honor and bailiff of the liberty of that honor; the borough and town of Clare; the lordships or manors of Clare, Erbury, Hunden, Sudbury, Wodehall, Leigham, and Wratting alias Talworth Wratting, Suff.; the manors and lordships of Great and Little Walsingham, and the water-mill of Little Walsingham; the fee-farm of the town of Great Walsingham, and Parva Walsingham, Gremeston, Thurford, Folmeston, Whiting, Flowring, Magna Snoryng, and Barney; the lordship and manor of Byrcheham, Norf.; the castle, lordship, and manor of Fordrynghay, Nassington, Yardwell, and Upton, Northt.; the lordships and manors of Grantham, Deping, and Kelbye, Linc.; and the lordships and manors of Bromesgrove, Norton alias Kyngesnorton, Odynglye, Clyfton, Fekyngham, and the forest and the park of Fekyngham, Worc.; the lordships and manors of Moche Marcle, Mawarden, and Kyngeslane, Heref.; the lordships and manors of Lechelade, Bardisleighe, Brymsfeld, Bysleighe, Mysserder, Barton near Bristoll, Wynston, Chorleton, and Doughton; six messuages near Tedbury; the parks of Brymesfeld and Mysserder; the hundred of Barton, and the office of bailiff of the hundred of Bysley, Glouc.; the castle, borough, and town of Marleboroughe, and the lordships and manors of Marleboroughe, Barton, and Devises alias Levyse; the farm called Manton; the lordships and manors of Rowde, Merston Messey, Crekelade, Chelworth, Old Wotton, Tokenham, Wynterburn Bassett, Compton Bassett, Somerforde Keynes, and Cosham; the borough of Old Wotton and Heyworthe; and the hundreds of Heyworth and Sylkeley; the forests and chaces of Savernake, Melkesham, Pewesham, Blakemore, Chipenham, and Bardon; the parks of Wastern, Cosham, Devyes, and Chilton, Wilts; the lordship or manor of Chilton Folyett and the inn called the Beare in Charnamstrete near Hungerford, Wilts and Berks; the castle, lordship, and manor of Bridgewater; and the lordships and manors of Heyegrove, Odecombe, Mylverton, and the boroughs of Bridgewater and Mylverton; the hundred of Mylverton and the forest of Roche, Somers.; the barony, lordship, manor, and town of Gyllingham; the lordships and manors of Pympern, Gussuch bovn, Tarrent Goundevile, Knolle, Stuple and Cryche, Wyke, Wayemouth, Portland, Helwell, Marchewoode alias Marsshewod Vale, Warham, Craneborne, Crauneborne Holwell, Craneborne Holderholt, and Wykesworth; the boroughs of Warenham and Craneborne and the hundreds of Pymperns, Roughborowe, Russhborne, and Hasellore, Whitechurche and Sanborne; the forests and chaces of Gyllingham and Craneborne; and the parks of Gillingham, Marsshewoode, Crekelade, and Blakden; the office of feodary of Craneborne and Marsshewood, Dorset; the lordships and manors of Howke Mortymer, Worthye Mortymer, Hants; Fynnere, Oxon; Swallowfelde, Shenefelde, Wokefeld, and Stratfeld Mortymer, Berks; Stuble Claydon, Bereton, and Wendover, and the borough of Wendover, Bucks; Shere, Surrey; and Drayton, Sussex; with the advowson and patronage of the house or hospital of St. Katharine near the Tower of London; and the mansion and castle called Baynards Castell in London:—All which premises were parcel of the jointure of the late Queen Jane.
Also, the lordship and manor of Shevyoke, Cornw.; the lordships and manors of Dartyngton, Sampford Courteney, and Kenne, and the borough of Kenne, Devon; the lordships and manors of Brymmere Courteney, Olde and Newe Lymmyngton, Hants; Ivern Courteney, and Ebrington, Dorset; Stokecursey alias Stokegursey, Puryton, and Cabbelande alias Crablande, Somers.; which were parcel of the possessions of Henry, late marquis of Exeter, attainted. The lordship or manor of Myldenhall in Marleborough, Wilts, parcel of the possessions of Sir Walter Hungerford, attainted. The lordships and manors of Pyworthie, Stokenham, and Yelhampton, Devon; Clavering, and Catterine Hall, and half the hundred of Clavering, Essex; and the lordship and manor of Yarlington, Somers.; which were parcel of the possessions of Margaret, late countess of Salisbury, likewise attainted. The lordship and manor of Mundon alias Mundon Halle, Essex, which was parcel of the possessions of Thomas, late earl of Essex, attainted of high treason and heresy. The lordship and manor of Rowyngton with Wygeston, parcel of the same, Warw. and Leic.; and the lordship and manor of Duddelfelde, Sussex; parcel of the possessions of Hugh, late abbot of Redyng, Berks, attainted. Hampton Court, 9 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 14 Jan.—P.S. (injured). Pat. p. 6, ms. 17–19.
26. Katharine, the Queen Consort. Grant of the following liberties, viz:—To have the goods and chattels of all her men and tenants in the possessions granted to her by pat. 14 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. and in another patent under the seal of the duchy of Lancaster, dated 9 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII., and in another patent under the seal of the court of Augmentations dated 14 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII., both fugitives and felons, &c., whether holding entirely or not entirely, resident or not resident; and all fines, forfeitures and amerciaments, return of writs, &c., waifs and strays, deodands, treasure trove and divers other perquisites within the said possessions; with exemption for herself and tenants from tolls and other imposts; and power to appoint her own clerks of the market, free warren and various other privileges. Hampton Court, 12 Jan. [tricesimo] secundo Hen. VIII. Del. 15 Jan., anno subscripto.—P.S. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 6, ms. 19–21.
27. Chr. Manuell, Alvero Nonnez, and Jaspar Diaz, Portuguese arrived at the port of Southampton, and John Lopez, Portuguese arrived at London with certain “Callicowte Clothe,” for payment of the customs on which they have given security, expecting to have been as free to sell the same as formerly, but are unable to do so without danger of incurring the penalties of the acts in such cases provided. Licence to sell the said goods “by the hole pece and no otherwise” to any of the King's subjects, as well foreign as free. Hampton Court, 13 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 15 Jan.—Pat. p. 8, m. 29. (In English.)
28. Thos. Weldon. Grant of the manor of Canon Courte, the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Cokeham, Berks, which belonged to the late monastery of Cirencester alias Sisctour, Glouc., with appurtenances in Cokeham, Boveney and Dorney, Berks. Hampton Court, 14 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 16 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 37.
29. Bastian Fatbain of London, born a subject of the King of the French. Denization. Hampton Court, 15 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 16 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 44.
30. William bp. of St. David's.
Grant to him and his successors of the house and grounds of the late priory of Friars Preachers in Brecknok, S. Wales, and all the lands in the King's hands by the surrender of Ric. David, the late prior; and the college of Alberguylly with an enclosure called the Ymaenduy.
With licence to the ordinary and diocesan of the place, and patron founder, and to the dean of the said college of Alberguylly to convert the yearly sum of 53l. provided for the stipends and salaries of singers in the said college, to better uses at their discretion, and to found a “ludus literarius” at Breknok, and apply the said 53l. a year in procuring school-masters and readers of Theology, who shall instruct all persons to learn and elucidate the Gospel to the lieges gratis.
The preamble states that the said college of Alberguylly is situated in an inconvenient place, where there is no occasion for administering hospitality, the lieges in the Southern parts of Wales are unable, through poverty, to educate their sons, and no “ludus literarius” is kept in those parts; whereby both clergy and laity of every age and condition are rude and ignorant both of their duty to God and of the obedience which they owe to the King, and are even unacquainted with the common English tongue, so that they cannot understand the obligations which the law imposes upon them. Hampton [Court,] 17 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Jan. “anno subscripto.”—P.S. (Endd.: “Md yt here is vij. warrantes of ao xxxiijo”). Inrolled in Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 30.
31. John Baptist Gualterot, merchant of Florence. Licence to export 500 dickers of tanned leather. Hampton Court, 18 Jan. 32 Hen VIII. Del. 19 Jan.—P.S. Fr. “22” Hen. VIII., m. 6.
32. Dame Anne Cleve, daughter of John late duke of Cleves, Guligh, Gelder and Barry, and sister of William now duke of Cleves, Guligh, Gelder and Barry, earl of Marke, Ravensborough and Sutfyn, and lord of Ravenston. Grant for life (in consideration of her willingness to remain in England and that she accepts the laws of this realm and is content to renounce her marriage with the King, which, though celebrated under certain conditions in the face of the Church, was never consummated and was declared by Convocation and Parliament to be invalid) of the manors of Est Hornedon, Byrchehall cum Horssey, Langham, Costedhall, Abbeshall, Dedham, Langham, Tollesburye, Hokeley, and Brokehall, Essex; the farms called Shalforde, Ray in Southmynster, Boneshall, Hyghall, Gorewelles and Prentyse, Essex; the park called Langham Parke, Essex; the lands called Hekes, Essex; the marshes called Clamflete, and Canwenden, Essex; the farm of Gatton, Surrey; and a yearly rent or pension of 4l. issuing from the church of St. Olave in Southwarke, Surrey; the manor of Stratford near Higham, Suff.; the manors of Wyght Deane, Balneth, Falmer, Otham, Langney, Nytymber, Dychenying, Southover, and Bryghtelmeston, Sussex; the farms called Ovynden, Wantley, Broughton and Maresfeld, Sussex; the lands called Frythlond, Knollond, Oldelond, Southland, Hesemans and Pygdens, Sussex; a tenement or pasture called Hothesrove, Sussex, the land called “Le Wyke,” Sussex; and a yearly rent or pension of 24l. issuing from the barony of Lewes (which premises belonged partly to the late monastery of Lewys, Sussex, and partly to the late priory of Michelham, Sussex).
Also the manor and rectory of Melton, Leic.; the manors of Stanlak, Broughton and Fylkings, Oxon; the manor and rectory of Hallyfax, Yorks.; the manor of Edgecote, Northt. And all messuages, lands, &c., belonging to the said manors and farms.
Also the rectories of Kyngeston near Lewes, Brightelmeston, Pecham, Falmer, Rotynden, Iforde, Pedynghoo, Dychenyng, Cokefeld, Estgrensted and Westhotheley with the chapel of Wyvelesfeld and portions of tithes in Dygons lands, Sussex, belonging to the said late monastery of Lewes; rents of assize belonging to the said rectory of Dychenyng, Sussex, extending to the yearly value of 45s. 7d.; the rectories of Flecchyng, Alfryston, and Lawton, Sussex, belonging to the said late priory of Mychelham; the rectory of Haverell, Suff., and the rectory of Sutton, with all its members Linc.; and all messuages, lands, &c., belonging to the said rectories and chapels; the tithes and portions of tithes of the churches and rectories of Portislade, Hengilton, Suthover, Cleyton, Pycombe, Mechyng, Cokefelde, Torryng, Atlyngworthe, Bedyngham, Wyllyngden, Berecombe, Estborne, Tellascombe, Westmynston, Wallond, Twyham, Berwicke, Hurste Perpounde, Ovyngden, Bevenhewyer in Chalay, Gadberton, Newtymber in Saddlescombe, Plympton, Rotyngden, Dychenyng, Mullescombe, Ballysden, Radmell and Northes, Allyngton, Pownyngs, Gretham, Heryngham, Herdham, Pedynghoo, Kyngeston, Hamsey, Le Hyde in Lewes, Howndon, Smythwycke and Asshecombe; with portions of tithes of coneys of Mechyng, and portions of tithes of wool, and lambs of La Wyke in Peckham and portions of tithes of corn there, and tithes of beans in Sutton, Sussex; belonging to the said late monastery of Lewes; the advowsons of the churches of Langham, Stanlak, Broughton, and Edgecote; the advowsons of the vicarages of the churches of Kyngeston near Lewes, Brighthelmeston, Pecham, Falmer, Rotingden, Iforde, Pedynghowe, Dychenyng, Cokesfeld, Estgrenested, West Hotheley, Fletchyng, Alfryston, Lawton, Haverell, and Sutton: All which premises came to the King's hands by the attainder of Thos. late earl of Essex.
Also the manor or lordship of Blechinglie, Surrey; the two parks there called the “Greate Parke,” and the “Little Parke”; the lands called Hexstalls, Surrey, and all messuages, lands, &c., in the borough of Blecheinglie, alias Blecheingleigh and the “foreman”(?) of Blecheinglie and Godstone, belonging to the said manor; which came to the King's hands by the attainder of Sir Nic. Carewe. Hampton Court, 17 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 10. Rym. XIV. 710.
33. Thos. bishop of Westminster.
Grant to him and his successors of the site and circuit of the dwelling-house, Cheynygats in Westminster, Midd., in which William, late abbot of Westminster, dwelt, with all buildings and lands, &c., within and adjoining the said site, certain of the buildings abutting on:—the cloister of the said late monastery, the “Elmes,” the church of the said late monastery, the poors' house called the “Kynges Almoshouse,” and upon the street called the “Brode Sentwarye” (the dimensions of several of the said buildings given).
Also, the fourth part of the said great cloister; and the buildings called the “Calbege” and the “Blackestole,” abutting at one end on the “Blackestole towre”; the buildings, &c., called the “Frayter Misericorde,” and the great “Covent Kechen” of the said late monastery (dimensions given).
Also, the great stone tower in Westminster in a place called “the Oxehall,” and the great granary, &c., there.
The lordships and manors of Hendon, Hampstede, Frith, Newhall, Northall, Greneforde, Hanwell, and Downebarnes, Midd., and the rectory and advowsons of the rectory and vicarage of Hendon; the church and chapel of Hampstede with the advowson; the advowsons of the rectories of Greneforde and Hanwell, and of the chapel of Braynforde annexed to Hanwell.
The manor house or chief messuage in Drayton, Midd., with appurtenances in Drayton, Stamwell, and Colham, Midd., and Iver, Bucks; the “said” tenements in Uxbridge, Midd. (boundaries given); and lands in Hillingdon parish, Midd., and in Uxfeld and Moorefeld, and in the parish of Denham, Bucks, with 4 “le Swathes” there, and ½ acre of meadow in Blackbridge, in co.—(blank).
The lordships and manors of Asshewell and Stevenage, Herts, and the rectory and advowsons of the rectory and vicarage of Asshewell, of the chantry of St. Mary the Virgin in the same, and of the rectory of Stevenage; and a pension of 20s. from the bishop of London.
The lordships and manors of Fering, Pateswike, Kelvedon, and Fanton, Essex, and the rectories and advowsons of rectories and vicarages of Fering and Kelvedon, and of the chapel of Pateswike.
The lordship or manor of Knoll with its hamlets and members called Beoley, Nuthurst, Dedington, Kidwalsley, Hulverley, Alspache, Whitlakesfeld, and Langdon, Warw.; and the advowsons of the rector and chanters or chaplains of the college of Knolle.
The tenement called the “Greyhounde” in “Saynt Martyns Le Graunde,” London, in “Seynt Martyns lane” in the parish of St. Leonard, Foster lane, between the said lane, a tenement called the “Checker” and a tavern called the “Bulhedde.”
The five tenements with other houses, &c., in the said parish of St Leonard, lying between the gate called the Southgate of Seynt Martens Le Graunde on the West and a certain tenement on the East, which tenement abuts upon the highway to the South, and upon the precincts called Seynt Martyns Le Graunde and an alley called the Belle alley on the North.
The tenement called the Checker within the precinct of the said place called Seynt Martyns Le Graunde.
The four messuages, &c., lying together in “Sainct Martyn's lane” aforesaid, between a certain tenement on the North and an alley called the “Cock aley” on the South; and the whole of the said alley called “Cockaleye” and all houses, &c., therein between the alley called “Christofer Aley” and a tenement which belonged to the late prior of St. Bartholomew's near Westsmythfeld, and between a tenement called the Swanne and a wall called the “brickewaule.”
The tenement called “Saint John's Hed” in Saint Martyn's lane; an alley called “Saint John's Aley” in the said parish of St. Leonard; and lands lately let with them:—which premises abut upon the highway on the East, and a tenement called the Crane on the West, a tenement called “Lyllye potte” on the North, and the tenement called the Checker on the South. Two tenements in the parish of St. Michael in Le Querne, London (boundaries stated). The tenement in St. Michael's in Le Querne, lying between the tenement belonging to the crown by grant of the late abbey of St. Peter's, Westminster on the East, and another tenement on the West. The tenement with shop, &c., in the same parish lying between certain other tenements and the parish church of St. Michael.
The corner tenement and shops called the “Blackeboye” in “Thamys Streate,” in the parish of St. Dunstan in the East, London, abutting on the East side upon St. Dunstanes lane, on the South upon Thamys Streate, on the West on a tenement called “the Signe of the Cowe heele,” and on the North on the tenements called “the Churche rents of Saint Dunstanes.”
The lands in Hendon, Northehall, Greneford, Hanwell, Downebarnes, Drayton, Stamwell, Colham, Uxbridge, Hillingdon, Hampstede, Frith, and Newehall, Midd.; Iver, Bucks; Asshewell and Stevenage, Holwell, Datcheworthe, Cadwell, and Paviashe, Herts; Fering, Pateswyke, Mescinge, Kelvedon, and Fanton, Essex; and in Knoll, Beoley, Nuthurst, Dedington, Kydwalseley, Hulverley, Alspache, Whitlakesfelde, Langedon, Warw.; which belonged to the late monastery of St. Peter, Westminster, and to William late abbot of the same.
Also the advowsons of the rectories and churches of St. Magnus at the foot of London bridge, and St. Clement in “Candelwike Streate,” St. Margaret, in Brigistreate, SS. James and John in Garlikhithe, St. Matthew in Frydaye Streate, St. Martin within Ludgate, St. Alban in Wodstreate, St. Alphage near Cryplegate, St. Anne near Aldrichgate, St. Nicholas at the Shambles, and St. Katharine Colman, all in London; Baklesham and Wenington and Parva Tcia, Essex; Uppingham, Rutland; Launton, Oxon; Suldborough and Deane, Northt.; Offerd Clune, Hunts; Heddeley, Surrey; Toddenham and Sutton near Brayles, Glouc.; and Halton, Linc.
The advowsons of the vicarages and churches of Sabrichesworth and Chesthunt, Herts; St. Martin near Charingcrosse, Midd.; Okeham, Rutland; Steventon, Berks; the vicarages of Longdon, Worc., and Swyneshed, Linc.; the vicarages and churches of St. John the Baptist, Estmerkeham, Notts; All Saints, Harworthe, Yorks.; Swafham Market, Norf.; Cressall, Essex; and Walesby, Yorks.; and the advowson of the chapel of St. Michael, Fen in the parish of Tofte, near Boston, Linc.
With reservation of the messuage called Belsuys, and the lands, &c., called Hodford and Cowes, in Hampstede and Hendon, Midd.
The premises to be free of first fruits pro hac vice. Hampton Court, 11 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 20 Jan.—P.S. (slightly mutilated). Pat. p. 7, ms. 39–41.
34. Barnabas Kyrkebryde. Presentation to the rectory of Ludborough, Linc. dioc., void by death. Hampton Court, 20 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 21 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 28.
35. John Gray, of Alnewyk, Northumb., smith alias yeoman. Pardon for all treasons and offences committed before 20 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Hampton Court, 20 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 21 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 44.
36. Commission to Ric. Lee, surveyor of the works in the town and marches of Calais, to provide materials and workmen. Hampton Court, 20 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 21 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 38d.
37. Sir Will. Shelley, one of the justices of Common Pleas, and John Shelley, s. and h. apparent of the said William. Grant, in fee, of the manors of Magna Horsley and Boxsted, Essex, with appurtenances in Magna Horsley, Boxsted, Parva Horsley, Colchester, Wormyngford, and Barffold, Essex, and in Ederston, Suff.; which belonged to Thos. Crumwell, late earl of Essex, attainted. Hampton Court, 13 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 6.
38. Will. Bromeley and Alice, his wife. Grant of messuages, late in tenure of Geo. Carleton, and afterwards leased to Ric. Person, in the parish of St. Stephen, Walbroke, London, parcel of Hallywell monastery, Midd.; three messuages in tenure of Ric. Culle, parcel of the same; the messuage in tenure of Edm. Burton of London, draper, and Elizabeth, his wife, in Temys Strete, in the parish of St. Martin in the “Vintre,” London, parcel of the possessions of the late priory or new hospital of St. Mary without Bisshoppisgate, London. In survivorship; with remainder to Mary Blayne, and the heirs of her body; with contingent remainder to the said Alice, her heirs and assigns for ever. Hampton Court, 15 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 8.
39. Anne Boynton, widow of Matthew Boynton. Licence to marry. Hampton Court, 12 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 55.
40. John Brogden, a yeoman of the Guard. To be porter of Sherifhutton castle, Yorks., vice Sir Roger Cholmeley, dec. Hampton Court, 28 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 27. (In English.)
41. John Lytleton. Livery of lands as s. and h. of John Litleton, sen. Windsor, 30 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 11.
42. Chr. Campion, mercer, London. Licence to alienate a messuage and two shops leased to Helen Wylkyngton, in “Grene Lattyce lane” in Candelwyke Strete in the parish of St. Mary, Abchurche, London, parcel of the lands of the late priory, or new hospital of St. Mary without Bysshoppisgate, London; to John Braunche, sen., draper, London. Westm., 25 Jan. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 35.
43. John Southcote, of Bovytracy, Devon. Licence to alienate the right, title, and interest which he holds along with John Rudgeway of Newton Abbot, Devon, in the manor of Carsewell Abbatis alias Abbotts Carsewell, Devon, belonging to the late monastery of Shirborne, Dorset, and granted to him and Rudgeway, 23 Dec. last; to the said John Rudgeway. Westm., 25 Jan. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 36.
44. Ric. Codyngton. Licence to alienate a tenement and lands in Norton, Stowlangtoft and Hunterston, Suff., to Geo. Turnor. Westm., 25 Jan. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 37.
45. Thos. duke of Norfolk, Treasurer and Earl Marshal of England. Licence to purchase 4 horses in this realm and to sell, give away, or exchange them in Scotland. Hampton Court, 25 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Jan.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 31. (In English.)
46. John Hennege. Licence to alienate the buildings of the late “White Freers” in Kyngeston-upon-Hull, the orchard, garden, and close in tenure of Hen. Thurscros alias Thurscoo; and three gardens adjoining the west side of the Friars, between the said close on the South and “Whyte Freres Strete” on the North, near Beverley gate, and the town wall on the West; the messuage in tenure of Sir Edw. Madyson without the Beverley gate and all gardens and pastures adjoining between Busshe Dyke on the South and the close of land of Stephen Clarre on the North, near the highway there on the East and the common sewer on the West; and the yearly rent of 12d. from a messuage called Trynytie house in the said town; all which belonged to the Friars and were granted to the said John by pat. 28 July 32 Hen. VIII.; to Hen. Thurscrosse alias Thrinsco. Westm., 28 Jan. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 35.
47. John Hennage. Licence to alienate two tofts and all lands in Barton-upon-Humber, Linc., belonging to the late priory of Nunne Ormesbye, Linc., in tenure of John Closby alias Clesby; to Margaret Roclyff, widow, for life, with remainder to Stephen Roclyff, son of the said Margaret. Westm., 28 Jan. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 36.
48. John Clarke. Licence to alienate a water-mill, grange, and lands in Tevylbye, Linc., in tenure of Thos. Bard, and late of Syxhill monastery; to Thos. Bard alias Berd. Westm., 28 Jan. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 36.
49. Commissions of Gaol Delivery.
Norwich castle:—To meet at Thetford, Norf. Sir Edw. Mountagu, Sir John Baldwyn, Thos. Fitzhugh, and Ric. Milward.
Ipswich gaol:—To meet at Bury St. Edmund's, Suff. The same justices.
Bury St Edmund's gaol.—The same.
Bedford castle.—The same.
Aylesbury gaol. — To meet at Parva Brykhill. The same.
Cambridge castle. The same.
Huntingdon castle. The same.
Oxford castle. Edm. Mervyn, Thos. Bromley, King's serjeant-at-law, John Porte, and Thos. Sutton.
Stafford (county) gaol. The same justices.
Hereford castle:—To meet at Ludford. The same.
Worcester castle. The same.
Gloucester castle. The same.
Shrewsbury castle:—To meet at Ludlowe. The same.
Warwick (county) gaol. Sir Walter Luke, Will. Whorwood, the Attorney-General, John Jenor, and Ric. Jenor.
Leicester (county) gaol. The same justices.
Nottingham gaol. The same.
Derby (county) gaol. The same.
Northampton castle. The same.
Okeham gaol:—To meet at Braderoft, Rutland. The same.
Lincoln castle. The same.
Coventry (city) gaol. The same.
Lincoln (city) gaol. The same.
Nottingham (town) gaol. The same.
Winchester castle, Hants. Sir Ric. Lister, Will. Portman, King's serjeant-at-law, Nic. Rockwood, and John Deer.
Fissherton Anger gaol:—To meet at Salisbury, Wilts. The same justices.
Dorchester gaol, Dorset. The same.
Yevylchester gaol, Somers. The same.
Exeter castle, Devon. The same.
Launceston castle, Cornw. The same.
Canterbury castle:—To meet at Depforde, Kent. Sir Thos. Willoughby, Humph. Brown, King's serjeant-at-law, Ant. Brown, and John Byll.
Guildford castle:—To meet at Southwarke, Surrey. The same justices.
Lewes castle, Sussex:—To meet at Southwarke. The same.
Colchester castle:—To meet at Stratford Langthorn, Essex. The same.
Hertford castle. The same.
York castle. Sir Chr. Jenney, John Hynd, King's serjeant-at-law, and Francis Frobyser.
York (city) gaol. The same justices.
Westm., 28 Jan. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 22d.
50. Edw. Northe, treasurer of the Court of Augmentations. Grant in fee (in exchange for the manors of Haddenham and Codyngton, Bucks, and a term of years in the manor and rectory of Padyngton, Midd.) of the lordship and manor of Southelmeham, Suff., aud the advowsons of the rectories and parish churches of St. James, St. Peter, St. Margaret, St. Nicholas, and All Saints, Southelmeham, and the parish church of Hummersfelde, Suff.; which lately belonged to the bishopric of Norwich.
Also, the manors of Stecheworthe, Canams, Stunteney, Heughton, and Dullynghams, Camb., and Undeley, Suff.; and the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Stecheworthe, which belonged to Elye monastery, Camb.; with appurtenances in Stecheworthe, Assheley, Stunteney, Haddenham, Heughton, Dullynghams, and Burwell, Camb., and in Undeley, Suff.; and lands (tenants named) in Stecheworthe, Assheley, Stunteney, Haddenham, and Burwell, Camb., and in Undeley, Suff., which belonged to the said late monastery.
The manor of Burwell, Camb., and the advowson of the rectory and parish church of Burwell; and a pension of 40s. from the said rectory; which belonged to Ramsey monastery, Hants; and all lands in Burwell, in tenure of John Wheteley, which belonged to Ramsey.
Pasture called Ravynsholde, in tenure of John Lambert, in Borowe, Camb., late belonging to Barnewell monastery.
The manors of Assheley, Sylverley, and Magna Wilburgham, Camb.; and the manor of Chyppenham, Camb., Suff., and Norf.; the rectory and advowson of the church and vicarage of Magna Wilburgham, and of the free chapel of Magna Wilburgham, which belonged to St. John's of Jerusalem in England; and all lands in Assheley, Sylverley, Chippenham, and Magna Wilburgham (tenants named) which belonged to St. John's.
The manor of Wormeley, Herts, belonging to the late monastery of Waltham, Essex; and the advowson of the rectory and parish church of Wormeley; and all lands in Wormeley (tenants named), which belonged to the said monastery.
The reversion of the manor or tenement of Bumsted, Essex, and rent of 6l. 13s. 4d. therefrom; parcel of the possessions of the late monastery of Stratford Langthorne, Essex; and all appurtenances in Alvetheley alias Alveley and Upmynster, Essex.
And 20 acres of land and 100 acres of pasture called Podilhill, in Godyngton, Oxon, and Twyforde, Bucks; and all lands in tenure of Will. Fermor in Godyngton and Twyforde, belonging to the late monastery of Myssenden.
To hold the premises by stated rents free of all charges except certain special rents and fees. Hampton Court, 27 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 29 Jan.—P.S. (slightly mutilated).—Pat. p. 5, ms. 22–24.
51. John Jenyns, a groom of the Privy Chamber. To be steward, bailiff of the liberty, feodary, coroner, escheator, and clerk of the market of the hundred, lordship, and manor of Odyham, Hants; and keeper of Odyham park, with the herbage thereof and the custody of the warrens, waters, cygnets, and woods in the said hundred, and the farm of Odyham manor. For 50 years, at 46l. 8s. 9d. rent. Hampton Court, 11 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 29 Jan. “anno subscripto.”—P.S.
Inrolled on Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 8, m. 24. Vacated on personal surrender, 15 Mar. 36 Hen. VIII., in order that the premises might be granted to Chidiocus Paulet.
52. Thos. duke of Norfolk, K.G., Treasurer and Earl Marshal of England. Commission to muster and array the men of cos. Northumb., Cumb., Westmor., bishopric of Durham, York, city of York and co. thereof, town and co. of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, and town and co. of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to lead them against the Scots whenever there is occasion, and to invade Scotland. Del. Westm., 29 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 31.
53. Sir Francis Dawtrey. Appointment as lieutenant of the tower and bridge called Newenhambrigge, in the marches of Calais, and keeper of all houses, &c., thereto adjoining; in as full manner as Thos. Palmer, Sir Rob. Seymour, or Philip Denys (who was appointed to the office by pat. 21 Dec. 31 Hen. VIII.) held the same; with 16 persons under him out of the retinue of the castle of Hammes, according to the arrangement made by the King and his Council with Sir Will. Blount, late lord Mountejoye, late captain of Hammes Castle. Hampton Court, 25 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 10.
54. Rob. Dyghton. Licence to alienate pieces of land called “three peltoftys” which belonged to Spaldyng priory, Linc., “Fraunceys Rigge,” 2 ridges in Burtifen land near Lowgate, pasture called Sefilgrene and Lowbuntingford, and lands in Burtifen, all in Pynchebek, Linc.; to John Hyll and his heirs, with contingent remainders to Rob. Alphyn and to the right heirs of the said John Hyll. Westm., 31 Jan. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 27.


  • 1. John Mason.
  • 2. Contarini.
  • 3. Sadler, see No. 466, note.
  • 4. Enrolled on the Irish Pat. Roll, 32–33 Hen. VIII. m. 14, together with the petition (dated 27 Jan. ao 32°) of the O'Tholes for the possession of Fercoullen, and the conditions whereupon the avoidance of the letters patent to O'Thole shall depend. See Morrin's Calendar, p. 80.
  • 5. No. 265.
  • 6. The text given in Foxe is in English, evidently a translation.
  • 7. These two papers are printed as one (in reverse order to that here adopted, and with omission of the marginal references) in Hamilton Papers, i. No. 61.
  • 8. Sir John Campbell.
  • 9. Sir John Wallop? See Nos. 515, 516.
  • 10. Paget was certainly a clerk of the Signet long before this. See Vol. VII. No. 1352 (21). But he may have given up the office, or this grant may have been intended to give him the emoluments of a second clerkship.
  • 11. Illegible through damp.