Henry VIII: March 1541, 26-31

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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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March 1541, 26–31

26 March. 656. Henry VIII. to the Deputy and Council of Ireland. (fn. 1)
R. O.
St. P., iii.
Has received their letters of 14 Nov., with devices for Leinster, and their other letters (fn. 2) by the bearers, the King's serjeant and attorney there, together with such acts and instructions as they brought. Thanks for their travail to reduce the Cavanaghs, Otholes and Brynnes. Has already despatched Tirlogh Othole in such sort as to induce others to do their duty; as the letters sent by the said Tirlogh will have shown. (2) Disapproves their advice for a great master and others to keep Leinster in obedience, but trusts them, “without the new erection of any such fantasies,” to bring it to better order than hitherto. (3) Has caused the acts for the Parliament to be perused and sends such as are approved to be passed. (4) Does not mislike their advice to dispose of march lands which have come to his hands by attainder, surrender, suppression or otherwise; but before giving things of such value and moment, must know what they are, and under what conditions to be disposed. They shall therefore make surveys and divide the lands into convenient portions and send a schedule of such Englishmen as have done service and are meet to inhabit there. (5) Gives directions for the sale of the late Friars' houses, under certain conditions, by the Deputy, Chancellor, Baron Wealshe, John Mynne, Wm. Candishe, and the Chief Justice. (6) As to their advice for the repair of Tryme Castle, in which they say the country offers to bear a large share; authorises them to spend 200l. on it. (7) Sends bills signed for the persons to be ennobled. (fn. 3) The Chancellor shall make out the patents and the Deputy deliver them and place the parties in the Parliament house. As the creation of the earl of Ormond can only pass by the King's investiture, it is deferred until he may come hither. (8) In case of the Irishry who are forced to yield to the King, or offer of themselves to submit, the greater are to be sent hither to receive their pardon and lands from the King, or at least their pardons must be sent from hence, the meaner sort shall be taken into obedience by the Deputy, Chancellor, and Chief Justice. In every case lands are to be given upon the conditions lately sent touching Tirlogh Othole. (9) The castles at Kinsade, Togircarbre, Bellaghnewye and Castle Kessewoney are to be built and repaired. (10) Sends a bill signed for Walsh's pardon. (11) As to the letters the late lord Crumwell sent to the Vice-Treasurer there for payments; such as are certainly for the King's service shall be paid and the rest respited. (12) Granted to the bearers, the King's Serjeant and attorney the lands they sued for, at 20 years' purchase, but considering their services, hereby authorises the Chancellor to make out their patents at 15 years' purchase.
P.S.—Has received their letters of 21 Feb. and replies as follows. (1) Is pleased with the frank submission of the earl of Desmond, and coming in of McGilpatrick, to whom they shall grant his lands with the conditions appointed to Tirlogh Othole. Sends signed bill appointing him lord of the Parliament. After Parliament, would gladly see Desmond and McGilpatrick here. Sends Parliament robes for both. As to OBrien, it shall be better for him to come in. Has heard nothing of McWilliam. (2) A good sum of money is ready to be sent for payment of the garrison. (3) Where they desire to have a son of the late baron of Delvyn preferred to the abpric. of Armachan; wishes the party sent hither that he may see him and know how he is qualified for such a dignity. (4) Grants and sends signed bill for the 20l. annuity to Donough OBrien. (5) Charges for posts shall be paid, if bills are sent to the Council attending the King. (6) The revenues of lord Leonard's lands are to be employed on the King's affairs, but a separate account kept. (7) Sends an act of general pardon. (8) Approves their “stay of the room of High Marshall.” (fn. 4) (9) Where they have made an act for the establishment of leases and sales of wards and other things made heretofore, “having no former transumpt from hence of the same”; although determined in nowise to condescend to the same, will, if they send particulars of what they desire to have ratified, take such order that none need complain.
Draft, pp. 15, with corrections and last item in Wriothesley's hand. Endd.: Minute to the Deputy and Council in Ireland, xxvjo Marcii.
R. O.
St. P., iii.
2. List of the acts of Parliament to be passed in Ireland, thirty in all, with Wriothesley's annotations in the margin giving the King's decision upon each. Those passed without comment are marked with the letter “o,” the rest with “n” (notandum). The 6th, 7th, and 18th have been crossed out without marginal comment and have been ignored by the State Paper editors. They are:—
“Item, an acte that the propertie of any goodes to be soulde in any merket or faier shall nat be chaunged but onelie against the seller or sender of the same to be solde.
“Item, an acte to restreigne heriotes and mortuaries to be taken after a certein fourme.
“Item, an act for establishement of all actes past in the last Parliament in Irland which were either for the King's honor, the encreace of his Graces revenue or for the comen wealth of that his Graces land.”
Pp. 4. Endd.: The titling of th'acts of Parliament to be made in Ireland.
R. O. 3. Modern copy of the preceding.
Pp. 4.
26 March. 657. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Canterbury, 26 March. Present: Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. Buiness:—Letter sent to the Chancellor of Augmentations to provide for the earl of Desmond and McGilpatrick two parliament robes, and deliver them to the King's serjeant and attorney in Ireland.
26 March. 658. The Privy Council to Sir Ric. Ryche.
R. O. Order to deliver to the King's serjeant and attorney, who are now despatched homeward into Ireland, the two parliament robes he was appointed to prepare for the earl of Desmond and McGilpatrick. In case he cannot get the “robes that were spoken of” he shall cause new to be made, and at the King's return to London, he shall have a warrant for repayment of the outlay. Canterbury, 26 March. Signed: W. Sowthampton—Robt. Sussex —J. Russell—T. Cheyne—Antone Browne—Antony Wyngfeld—Thom's Wriothesley—Rafe Sadleyr.
P. 1. Add.: Chancellor of the Augmentations.
R. O. 2. Tailor's bill for 24 yards of scarlet for two parliament robes, kirtles, and hoods, 17l. 8s.; cost of making same, 26s. 8d.; 7 oz. gold braid, 35s.; 28 yards of fustian to line the kirtles, 18s. 8d.
ii. Order to “Mr. Treasurer” to pay the above to John Malte, the King's tailor, written and signed by Sir Ric. Ryche, who promises to obtain the King's warrant therefor.
iii. Acknowledgment of receipt of the above, 7 April 32 Hen. VIII., from Edw. North, treasurer of the Augmentations. Signed with a mark and sealed.
R. O. 3. Bill of Thos. Adyngton, the King's skinner, for furring the two robes, 10l., and supplying 12 “tymber of lettes,” (6l.), and 240 “tymber of peward,” (20l.). With order and receipt (dated 9 April 32 Henry VIII.), as in the preceding.
26 March. 659. Henry VIII. to the Deputy, &c., of Calais.
R. O. As they have by sundry letters asked his pleasure about the “extraordinaries there taken away by Act of Parliament,” he answers, upon consideration of their “book sent over;” as follows:—
(1) The bailliwicks of Marke and Oye, Guisnes, Sangate and the Scomage shall remain, and be reputed as ordinaries. (2) Also the offices of receivers and collectors of the county of Guisnes, of Marke and Oye, of the quit rents in Calais, of the wool beam and of the customs there. (3) Also the office of searcher of Calais, (4) serjeant royal and beadle of Marke, (5) master of the ordnance, (6) the two dyke keepers, (7) the forester of Guisnes, (8) pursuivants at arms of Guisnes and Hammes, (9) and surveyor of works. (10) Also the fuel for the council chamber, (11) the 204l. hitherto paid to the Deputy as espial money, (12) and the 80l. to the comptroller for his clerks.
(13) The searcher of Marke and Oye shall be paid his 8d. a day during the King's pleasure. Likewise (14) Wm. London, keeper of the Staple Inn, and his successors shall have 4d. a day. (15) Geo. Griffith, who lost his annuity of 50l. by the Act, shall have 20l. a year for life out of the King's charity. (16) John Middleton's annuity of 13l. 6s. 8d., in recompence for the toll of Marke, to continue. (17) Ric. Long shall be acquitted of his debt of 50l. to the King in recompence of his annuity of 20l. which is taken away by the Act. (18.) Thos. Titchet, post of Calais, and his successors shall continue to have 100s. a year.
Provided all these officers observe the laws of the town and marches of Calais as they were bound to do before the passing of the said Act. The 30l. a year paid for hire of houses for storing the ordnance to continue.
You, our Deputy for the time being, shall see the premises observed; and you, our Treasurer and Comptroller, shall pay and allow the said money; and this bill signed with our hand shall be your warrant. Canterbury, 26 March 32 Hen. VIII.
Copy, pp. 4. Numbers not in original. Addressed at the end to Lord Matravers, deputy, Sir Edw. Wotton, treasurer, Sir Edw. Ryngley, comptroller, and all the Council of Calais, and their successors. Headed: By the King.
26 March. 660. The Privy Council to Lord William Howard.
R. O.
St. P., viii.
The King has received your letters by Norfolk, but the French ambassador has made no such declaration as you write of; so you must remind them gently of their promise, and require such answer in that matter as may declare that they tender reason and amity, and that you have done your duty. The King is pleased with the stay of the letters to the Admiral, and wishes them remitted hither. The King before advertised you what to say of the matter of Sir John Wallop, and now commands us to inform you what has been done both in that and touching Sir Thos. Wyat, so that you may declare the same as of yourself.
It was once appointed that Sir Ric. Long should wait for Wallop at Sittingborne and convey him to the King's house in Southwark to be secretly examined; but this order was changed and he came freely to London. There he was sent for to the Lord Privy Seal's house, and examined by the Lord Chancellor, Great Master, Admiral, and others of the Privy Council. At first he stood very stiffly to his truth, not calling to remembrance what he had himself written and said contrary to the duty of a good subject; but when the King, of his goodness, caused his own letters to Pate, “that traitor,” to be shown him he cried for mercy, refusing all shifts, for the things were most manifest. However, he protested he had done the things for no malicious purpose. He wrote a book of all these follies and offences to be presented to the King and refused all trial, only yielding to the King's mercy; and as his first denials seemed due to forgetfulness, “being a man unlearned,” and great intercession was made for him and Wyat by the Queen, the King has pardoned him and holds him in no less estimation than ever. Wyat acted in the same way, and at the great suit of the Queen, the King pardoned him. Their pardons have been delivered and they sent for hither to Dover to the King.
P.S.—The King revokes the order to remit the Admiral's letters. If the Admiral be restored to his old favour, Howard shall give him the King's congratulations.
Corrected draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 7. Endd.: Minute to my lord William Howard, 26 March, at night.
27 March. 661. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Dover, 27 March. Present: Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—A letter (in form of a certificate, dated 25 March, and signed by Matravers, Wotton, and Ringeley), desiring licence for 10 ton of beer, 8 weighs cheese, 20 flitches bacon, 10½ barrels butter, 200 stock fishes, to be shipped to Calais, was signed by Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., and Gt. Admiral, and sent to the Lord Chancellor. A letter sent to Sir Geo. Lawson to pay conduct money for 60 horsemen and a captain, whom Sir Thos. Wharton, Sir Wm. Musgrave, and John Heron of Chipchase, were appointed to levy on the Borders.
27 March. 662. Chapuys to Charles V. (fn. 5)
Calendar VI.,
Pt. i., No. 155.
His letter of the 19th ult. has come to hand with the proclamation against English “merchant ships” lading goods in his ports in Spain and the Low Countries. Neither the King nor his Councillors have said anything to me about it, but they have amplified the prohibition decreed here on almost all goods except dressed cloths, with confiscation of property and imprisonment for transgressors. For a beginning, the Council ordered the confiscation of a Dutch ship (fn. 6) and cargo, because, on her return from Andalucia, she was driven by stress of weather to Southampton, where one of the inhabitants (fn. 7) gave her captain five bales of wool, which the Dutch skipper took openly on board, in total ignorance of the prohibition. All my remonstrances have been useless, and I much doubt if I can obtain compensation for the skipper, as they say the ship was seized in consequence of the Emperor's proclamation. The Council also have been making excessive demands of Spanish merchants here for the Subsidy, which they have not paid. But about a fortnight ago it was published that all foreign merchants [not] excepting Spaniards and Frenchmen, were to pay what was due of the said Subsidy within three days.
Eight days ago arrived the count of Tes, (fn. 8) a gentleman of the Chamber of king Francis, sent, as far as I can gather, to visit the King on account of his last indisposition. Has not been able to hear what he has been negotiating, but he has had no long audiences. They have shown him the Tower and Hampton Court, and he left yesterday for France, going by Dover, where the King is now attending to the repair of the harbour and fortress which he has been constructing for some time past. Norfolk and the three gentlemen of the King's Chamber who went to the North have been back six days. They have done nothing there, but they leave an engineer (fn. 9) to report about fortifications to be made and where.
The King lately took his Queen to Greenwich, and as it was the first time since her marriage that she had passed through London by the Thames the people gave her a splendid reception, and the Tower guns saluted her. From this triumphal march she took occasion to ask the release of Wyatt, which the King granted, though on hard conditions, viz., (1) that he should confess his guilt; and (2) that he should take back his wife from whom he had been separated upwards of 15 years, on pain of death if he be untrue to her henceforth. On the same day full pardon and release was given to Mr. Wallop, who, since his return to England, had been detained a prisoner in the house of my lord Privy Seal. He was imprisoned, I hear, for having said something in favour of Pope Paul. Some time before Wallop's return, Palmer, the porter of Calais, and two “prestotz” (prestres?) (fn. 10) of that town were lodged in the Tower, on what charge nobody yet knows. London, 27 March 1541
Spanish Calendar, VI. i. No. 155.
663. Chapuys to the Queen of Hungary.
Calendar, vi.,
Pt. i., No. 154.
Encloses summary of a statute made here some time ago and now promulgated, forbidding exportation of food and other articles, including wool, undressed cloths “de priz,” &c. That shows how little chance there is for those of the Low Countries, &c., to trade and enjoy English commodities. If the Emperor did the same in Spain, it would bring a larger revenue than licences to export wheat from Sicily; and if the export of hops were forbidden in Flanders and of “grance” in Spain these people would cry out and come to terms. It would also help the poor people of the Low Countries, as the merchants who engross these goods would have to pay a higher price, and the prohibition would not last more than two or three months. The King gave the Sieur de Tes (fn. 11) at his departure 300 crs. He has recalled near his person Wyatt and Wallop, who had been imprisoned. London, 3 March (fn. 12) 1541.
Original (at Vienna) partly in cipher.
664. Charles V. to Card. of Toledo.
Add. 28,592,
f. 275.
B. M.
Headed.: “Fragmento de carta del Emperador al Cardenal Arzobispo de Toledo fecha en Ratisbona a 3 de Marzo de 1541.” * * * After writing I thought well to inform you that there used to be much commerce between our subjects in Flanders and the English, the latter exporting goods in Flemish vessels returning to Flanders and the Flemings in English vessels returning to England. But of late the king of England has made an order forbidding any foreigner or native of his kingdom to lademerchandise except in English ships without paying an exorbitant sum, especially our subjects. On this we gave a similar order for Flanders that no goods should be exported to England except in vessels belonging to our subjects, and that the English should be treated in Flanders as our subjects were in England. The result is that ships going from England to Flanders return without cargoes, and also those that go to England from Flanders. Of this the king of England complains, saying that our order is more strict than his, and has asked us to revoke it. He was told he must revoke his first, and our ambassador in England has written to the Queen our sister that to make him do so an order should be issued in those kingdoms, confirming the old ones against lading merchandise in any but Spanish vessels, and especially those for the confiscation of false cloths exported from England for sale.
Sends copy of the ambassador's letter.
Spanish, pp. 3. See Spanish Calendar, VI. i. No. 105, which is misplaced in the year 1540.
28 March. 665. Winchester Cathedral.
See Grants in March, No. 53.
28 March. 666. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Dover, 28 March. Present: Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. No business recorded.
28 March. 667. Oslander to Justus Jonas.
iv. 140.
The Emperor, when he passed here, carried with him the embassies of France and England. The Englishmen were the bp. of Winchester and a certain Count, (fn. 13) in whose company was my old friend Thos. Theobald, by whose means I dined with them, and disputed nearly three hours with Winchester about Justification. When they agreed that Justification was the gift of God, and that Faith was the hand that grasped it, Winchester wished to add Charity as another hand, but the writer stoutly resisted, asserting that by Faith we become sons of God (and then receive His spirit by which Charity is kindled), and it was impious to say that we were not then justified, and absurd to deny that the tree was good before it had borne good fruit. Thereupon the good man discovered himself, for he not only contradicted what he had previously granted, but even denied that Christ suffered for all men. “Est autem homo alioqui aulicissimus et sophisticissimus, sed quales jurisconsulti sophistae sunt, non theologi aut philosophi, virulentiam quandam in colore preferens, alioqui justae ac vivacis staturae.” The Count was a man worthy of all praise. * * * * Nuremberg, 28 March 1541.
Lat. Add.: at Wittemberg.
29 March. 668. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Dover, 29 March. Present: Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—Letter written to Thos. Spurway, receiver of certain attainted lands in the West, to pay conduct money at ½d. a mile to 400 pioneers to be levied there by Ant. Hervy, as the lord Admiral's deputy.
29 March. 669. Melancthon to Justus Jonas.
iv. 144.
* * * “Wintoniensis Anglus, Noribergae, ad se Osiandrum accersivit et cum eo περι δνκαιοσυνης disputavit. Quæ fuerit catastrophe non satis scio.” * * * 29 March, ex veteri Rhaetiorum Colonia ad Istrum, (fn. 14) 1541.
29 March. 670. The Same to Paul Eber.
Ib., 145. * * * There have come hither from Italy card. Contarini, and from England Winchester. Whether they have brought with them any persons of signal erudition I have not yet learnt; for either nation is little familiar to us. * * * 29 March, ex veteri Rhaetiorum Colonia ad Istrum. (fn. 14)
29 March. 671. Calvin to Farel.
xxxix., 174.
* * * [In the course of a long letter describing the arrival of notables at Ratisbon]. The English King, besides his ordinary [ambassador with the Emperor] has sent Winchester, “magno apparatu, hominem ad malitiam nimis acutum.” * * * Ratisbon, 4 cal. Aprilis.
30 March. 672. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Dover, 30 March. Present: Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—Two several letters to the high collectors of the 10th and 15th, in places adjoining the East and West ports in Kent and Sussex, to forbear levying of any of the “advocantes” of the Cinque Ports the sums rated till further notice.
30 March. 673. Henry VIII. to the Bp. of Carlisle.
Add. MS.
6362, f. 2.
B. M.
P.C.P., vii.
Warrant for payment of such monies as shall be required by the King's servant, Thomas Gower, now sent down to set forth the fortifications appointed at the city of Carlisle. Dover Castle, 30 March 32 Henry VIII. Signed with a stamp. Countersigned by Norfolk, Southampton, Sussex, Russell, Sir Ant. Wingfield, and Wriothesley.
1. Add.
30 March. 674. Irish Bishoprics.
R. O. Note that in Consistory, 30 March, “referente” card. Ghinucci, the Pope provided to the church of Ferns, in Ireland, void by the death of John Porcell, brother Bernadus (sic) of the Order of Observants; with dispensation “super defectu natalium.”
Lat. From a modern transcript of a Vatican MS.
31 March. 675. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Dover, 31 March. Present: Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Gt. Admiral, Treasurer, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. No business recorded.
31 March. 676. The Bishop of Modena to Card. Farnese.
R. O. Details conversation with Granvelle upon the affairs of Germany. Finally, Granvelle spoke of England, saying that the ambassador here had had a reply from his King, who thanked him (Granvelle) for his offer to induce the Emperor to mediate between him (the King) and the Pope, and for the “racordi” written to him thereupon. Granvelle said he hoped some good effect would follow. He asked whether Ghinucci was a fit person to treat this matter, and the writer replied that he thought him most fit. Ratisbon, 31 March 1541.
Italian. Modern transcript from the Vatican, pp. 4.
677. The King's “Gests.” (fn. 15)
Add. MS.
9,835, f. 2.
B. M.
“From Esthamsted to Woodstock and from thence to Windsor.”
Giving the mileage (fn. 16) of the different stages from Esthamsted to Reading, Ewelme, Abingdon, Woodstock, Langley, 7, Compton Fetipace, 10, Wulfall, 9, Donyngton, Yatendun, Reading, and Windsor.
ii. “From Windsor to Woodstock” and back.
To Chersey, Oking, Guildford, Fernam, Esthamsted, Reading, Ewelme, Abingdon, Langley, Woodstock, Buckingham, Grafton, Ampthill, Dunstable, Oborne (or Bushops Oborme), and Windsor.
iii. From Windsor to Fernaham and back.
To Oking, Guildford, Fernaham, Esthamsted, and Windsor.
iv. “From Hampton Court to Collam and so to Sunninghill.”
To Collam, More, Collam, Chertesey, Oking, Guildford, Esthamsted, and Sunninghill.
v. “From Windsor to Collyweston and so to Hunsdon.”
To Hampton Court, Oking. Guildford, Windsor, More, Dunstable, Ampthill, Grafton, Northampton, Pepwell Abbey, Liddington, Collyweston, Fotheringall, Bugden, Biggyllzwade, Hartford Castle, and Hunsdoun.
vi. From Barkely Heron to Thornbury and so to Windsor.
To Thornbury, Sodbury, Brumham, Wulfall, Thruxton, Priershousbourn, Winchester, Waltham, Alfort, and Fernham.
vii. From Windsor to Myssenden and back.
To Myssenden, Dunstable, Ampthill, Grafton, Ampthill, Dunstable, Missenden, and Windsor.
viii. “The King's summer gests from Windsor to York.”
To Woborne, Assheryge, Dunstable, Ampthill, Grafton, Northampton, Mr. Gryffythe's place, 12 m., Leicester, 7, Lowghborrowe, Nottingham, Newstead Abbey, Welbeck Abbey, Sheffield, Burton Abbey, Mr. Nevell's, and Wakefield, Hassellwoode, and York.
ix. From York.
To Cawood, Pomfret, Doncaster, Hatfield, Scrobby, Southwell, Newark, Grantham, Collyweston, Fotheringham, Bugden, Cambridge, Barkeway, and Hunsdon.
x. “The King's gests from Esthamsted to Grafton.”
“From thence to Esthamsted,” Windsor, Mystelden, Dunstable, Ampthill, Grafton, Ampthill, Dunstable, and Mystelden.
xi. “The King's summer giestes from Greenwich to Bury and so to Greenwich.”
To Westminster, Hampton Court, Westminster (again), Enfeld, Hounsdon, Jastelen's house, 8, Beaulewe, 10, Henyngham Castle, Stoke, lord Wentworth's, 10, Frenyngham Castle, 10, Hokston, Kenynghale, Westrop, Bury, Mr. Cotton's house, 9, Lynton (Mr. Parys house), 11, Barkeway, Stondon, Hartfort Castle, Waltham, and Westminster.
xii. “The King's summer gests from Westminster to Norwich, and so to Ampthill.”
To Wansted, Havering, Mr. Lewses house, 9, Smythe's house, 8, Beaulieu, 5, Woodham Water, Lyard Marney, Berechurch (the lord Chancellor's house), 5, Wyvenhowe (the lord of Oxford's house), 4, St. Owses, 8, Bradfeld (Sir John Raynsford's house), 10, Ipswich, 5, Fremyngham, Cokfeld Haule (Sir Arthur Hopton's house), 8, Henham (Mr. Jarnyngham's house), 12, Yarmouth, 4, Yngham (Sir Francis Caltropp's house), 10, Norwich, 11, Asshefeldthropp “to dinner, and that night to Kenynghal,” Westroppe, St. Edmund's Bury, Newmarket, Cambridge, Somersham, Bugden, Newnam, and Ampthill.
xiii. From Greenwich to Dover and back.
To Rochester, Sittingborne, Canterbury, Dover, Canterbury, Sittingborne, Rochester, and Greenwich.
xiv. “The King's summer gestes from Hampton Court to Hatfield, and so to Ampthill.”
To Windsor, Reading, Ewelme, Borsestaulle, Banbury, Warwick, Kyllyngworthe, Coventry, Nuneaton, Leicester, Brodgate and Loughborowe, Nottingham, Newstead, Hardwyke and Welbeck, Hodshoke (Master Clyfton's house), 7 m., and Hatfield, 10.
“Homeward”:—To Scrowby, Alderton, Southwell, Newark, Egle and Lincoln, Templebrewer and Sleaford, Grenestrop, Collyweston, Fotheringha, Higham Ferrers, Michelborne, and Ampthill.
“Another way from Fodringha to Ampthill.”—To Bugden, Kymbalton, Sir John St. John's house (8 m.), and Ampthill (8 m.).
xv. “The King's summer gests from Hampton Court to Hatfield, and so to Ampthill.”
To Windsor, Reading, Ewelme, Abingdon, Woodstock, Banbury, Warwick, Kyllingworth, Coventry, Nunneheton, Leicester, Loughbourowe, Nottingham, Newstead, Hardwick (my lord of Shrewsbury's house), Welbeck, Hodshoke (Master Clyfton's house), and Hatfield.
“From Hatfield homeward.”
To Scrowby, * * * * (six stages lost by mutilation).
“Yet homeward.”
“From thence to Grenstrop (the Great Master's house), 10 miles,” Collyweston, 10, Fodringha, Bugden, Kymbalton, and Ampthill.
xvi. “The King's gests by the sea coast from Westminster to Norwich, and so to Ampthill.”
The same as § xii.
xvii. “From Greenwich to Dover.”
To Dertfort, Rochester, (fn. 17) Leeds, Charing, Westynghanger, and Dover. (fn. 18)
xviii. “The King's summer gests, ao xxxiijo.”
From Hampton Court to Asher, Oking, Guildford, Windsor, the More, Hatfield, Hertford, Hunsdon, Enfield, Copthall, Havering, Wanstest, Greenwich, Eltham, Otford, Knoll, Penshurst, Otford, Beddington, Horsley, Oking, and Hampton Court.
Pp. 12.
lb., f. 9. 2. Similar “gests.”
B. M. * * * (Commencement lost). “From thence to Eltham,” Otford, Knoll, and Penshurst (mileage not given).
“From Windsor to Sonnyngehill,” Chobham, Hampton Court, Westminster, Enfield, Havering, Wanstead, Greenwich, Knoll, Otford, Dartford, and Greenwich (mileage not given).
“From Hampton Court to Westminster, 11 miles,” to Enfield, Copidhall, Wansted, Greenwich, Knoll, Otford, Dartford, and Greenwich (mileage partly given).
“From Westminster to Pirgo, 14 miles,” to Mr. Smithe's house, 12, Bewlewe, 5, Esterforde, 8, Colchester, 11, Harwich, Colchester, Esterforde, Bewlewe, Mr. Smithe's house, Pirgo, and Greenwich (mileage given).
“From Hampton Court to Oking, 10 miles,” Guildford, 4, Chobham, the More, St. Alban's, Hatfield, Hertford, Hunsdon, Enfield, Copthall, Havering, Wanstead, Greenwich, Eltham, Otford, Knoll, Penshurst, Bletchingly, Beddington and Croydon, West Horsley, Oking, and Hampton Court (mileage given only for the first two stages).
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678. Grants in March 1541.
March./Grants. 1. Ric. Fulmerston, of Ipswich, Suff., and Alice his wife. Grant, in fee, of the reversion and rent reserved upon a 21 years' lease to the said Richard, 20 Aug. 29 Hen VIII., of the late monastery of canons of Thetforde, Norf.
Also grant, as above, of the said late priory, the “folde course” for sheep, &c., in Thetford, Elvedon, Downeham, and Westwike, Suff., lands there and in Bowdesling, Suff.; and in the parishes of St. Etheldreda, St. Nicholas, St. Cuthbert, and St. Andrew, Thetforde; and in Kylverston, Norf.; and the rectories and churches of St. Cuthbert and St. Andrew, Thetford, all which belonged to the said priory.
Also, lands in tenure of John Pyches in Sylverley alias Assheley and Cheveley, Camb., and the 5 acres near Bryntmyll in Thetford, belonging to the late priory of nuns of Thetforde.
Also, the late priory of Friars Preachers, Thetford, and a piece of land near it in Fulmerston's tenure.
Also, the late priory of Augustinian Friars, Thetford, with its lands (specified and tenants named) in Thetforde, and in Barneham, Suff.
And the manor and farm of Swanyngton, Norf., which belonged to the late monastery of Walsingham, with appurtenances in Swanyngton and Heveringlande, Norf. Hampton Court, 20 Feb., 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 March.—P.S. (Mutilated.) Pat p. 6, m. 11.
2. John Storthes, of Shittillington, Yorks. Grant, in fee, of the manor of Thurstonlande, Yorks., which belonged to the late monastery of Roche, Yorks.; and all other manors, messuages, &c., in Thurstonlande, which belonged to Roche. Hampton Court, 12 Feb. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 March—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 13.
3. Ric. Wylkynson, of Bradford, Yorks., clothier, and Thos. Draks, of Halifax, Yorks., clothier. Licence to alienate the town of Wyllesden in Bradford Dale, Yorks., which belonged to Bilande priory, Yorks.; and lands in Willesden and Bradforde Dale which were in tenure of Sir Ric. Tempest; to John Tempest. Westm., 1 March. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 8, m. 7.
4. John Pakyngton. Licence to alienate the manors of Ferne and Marche Mawn, Heref., to John Arnold, Ric. Monyngton, John Bulfynche, and Rob. Burghill, to the use of the said John Pakington for his life, and after his death to the use of Will. Scudamore, s. and h. apparent of John Scudamore, and of Ursula, his wife, daughter and one of the heirs apparent of the said John Pakyngton, and the heirs of the bodies of the said William and Ursula; and in default of such issue to the use of the right heirs of the said John Pakyngton. Westm., 5 March. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 8, m. 8.
5. Ric. Morysyn. Licence to alienate a messuage (boundaries given) lately leased to Sir Edm. Bedingley, in Honey Lane, in the parish of All Saints in Westchepe, London, which messuage was granted inter alia to the said Richard by pat. 22 April 31 Hen. VIII.; to John Eccleston, of London, grocer. Westm., 7 March. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 8, m. 7.
6. Thos. earl of Rutland. Grant, in fee, of the reversion and rent reserved upon the premises granted to him in tail by pat. 2 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII., viz:—the late priory of St. James, Wartre alias Waulter alias Warter, Yorks., the late hospital of St. Giles in Beverley, with the free chapel of St. Giles there, the lordships and manors of Wartre, Seton, Wheldrake, Preston in Holdernes, Waxham, Frasthorpe, and Awborne, Yorks.; the rectories of Warter, Lounde and St. Giles in Beverley, Yorks.; Barton and Askham, Westmld.; and of a moiety of the parish church of Ulsby, Linc.; the advowsons of the vicarages of Wartre, Lound, Barton and Askham; and all lands which belonged to Will. Holme, late prior of the said priory, or Thos. Smyth, late master of the said hospital in Wartre, Seton, Holme in Spawdingmore, Northcave, Meltingby, Rudston, Burneholme, Burneby, Hayton, Belby, Southclyf, Thex, Ryplingham, Bentley, Busshopburton, Ryddyngis, Moscrofte, Cheryburton, Etton, Newton Garth near Garthum, Beswyke, Skorbrough, Cranswyke, Lounde, Middilton, Northdalton, Huggett, Holbescroft, Newton, Wilberfosse, Sutton, Wheldrake, Lyngcrofte, Fowforth, Naborne, Kylwyke Percy, Preston in Holdernes, Waxham, Tunstall, Frasthorp, Awborne, Rysby, Skytby, Cotingham, Aldbrugh, Cheryburton, and elsewhere in co. York, and the city of York, and in Feryby, Willerby, Heysells, Swanland, and Elley in co. town of Kyngeston-upon-Hull, and in Ulseby, Linc.; and in Burton, Askham and Clyfton, Westmld., and elsewhere in England. Hampton Court, 6 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 [March]— P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 31.
7. Thos. earl of Rutland. Grant, in fee, of the late monastery of Garodon alias Garowdon alias Garadon, Leic.; the manors of Garodon, Dyxley, Wyneswold,Sheppeshed, Weston, Swythelonde, Burton, Undershawe, Worthington, Mountsorell, Thorp Hawker, Leicestre and Courtlyngstocke, Leic., rectories of Garodon and Dixley, manor of Sutton and Bolington, Notts, and manor and grange of Ravenston alias Rainston, Leic. and Derb.; with appurtenances in Garodon, Dyxley, Wyneswold, Shepeshede, Weston, Worthington, Mountsorell, Thorppe Hawker, Courtelingstocke, Swythelonde, Burton, Undershawe, and Leicester, Leic, and Notts, and in Ravenston, Leic. and Derb, with advowsons of the vicarages of Garowdon and Dyxley, Leic. and Notts; and all possessions of the monastery in these places, and in Alton alias Halton, Asheby Delazouche, Godby alias Gawdby, Newbolde, Hotherne, Burton Woldes, Belgrave, Thurmaston, Cosyngton, Wykham, Scalforde, Growby, Ratby, Ansty, Cropston alias Croxton, Swynfen, Ivestock, Sextonby alias Seyssenby, Melton Moobry, Estwell, Stanton, Wolby alias Welby, Sutton, Bolyngton, Leke Magna, Notingham, Kyrkeby Woodhouse, Rempston and Bonyngton, Leic. and Notts, and Ravenston, Leic. and Derb., in as full manner as Thos. Syeston, the late abbot, held the same. Rent of 114l., and 23d., free of other charges except certain annual rents due to Sir John Willughby and his heirs, the inhabitants of Shepeshede, Hen. marquis of Dorset, Sir John Savage and his heirs, the countess of Oxford, the rector of Hatherne (for tithes in Dyxley), the bishop of Lincoln, the archdeacon of Leicester, and the rector of Clyfton, and the fee of the bailiff or rent collector of the premises. Hampton Court, 6 March, 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 32.
8. Gilbert Dithik alias Rougecrosse, one of the pursuivants-at-arms. To be one of the heralds-at-arms, with the name of Richmonte and an annuity of 20 marks. Hampton Court 5 Feb. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 38.
9. Charles duke of Suffolk. Grant in fee (in fulfilment of an agreement dated 20 June 32 Hen. VIII.) of the manor and grange of Hundelbye, and the manor of Legisbie, Linc., which belonged to Styxwolde priory, and all lands there (some specified) which belonged to the said priory.
The rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Bellyngey, Linc., which belonged to the late priory of Actley (sic, elsewhere Cateley).
The houses, &c., of the “Grey Friers” in Stampforde, Linc., and of the “Black Freers” in Boston, Linc. Westm., 8 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 10 March— P.S. (Badly mutilated.) Pat. p. 8, m. 25.
10. The borough and town of Great Jernemuthe. Release to the bailiffs and burgesses of the sum of 400l. due to the King on account of the four fifteenths and tenths voted in Parliament, 32 Hen. VIII. Westm., 9 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 10 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 14.
11. Will. Pynnocke. Lease of land called Constable Furlong and certain meadows and pastures in the lordship of Haneley, Worc., parcel of the earldom of Warwick; for 21 years; at 109s. 4d. rent. On surrender of pat. 23 Feb. 14 Hen. VIII. granting a similar lease to Roger Badger, now deceased, whose widow and executrix, Eliz. Badger, is now married to the said William. Del. Westm., 10 March 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Signed by Daunce, Pollard, and Moyle.) Pat. p. 8, m. 43.
12. John Hales. Licence to alienate lands in and about the late priory or new hospital of St. Mary without Bysshopisgate, London, and two tenements of the said priory called the “Crowne rents,” in the parish of Shordyche, Midd.; to Stephen Vaughan. Westm., 10 March. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 32.
13. Eliz. Harvy. Annuity of 10l. for life, after the death of Anne Bokyngham, out of the issues of co. Kent. Hampton Court, 2 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 2.
14. Will. Statham. Lease of the tithes of corn of the rectories of Lenton and Radford, parcel of the lands of Lenton mon.; for 21 years; at 11l. rent. Hampton Court, 5 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 18.
15. Commission of the Peace.
Herefordshire.—Thos. ld. Audeley of Walden, C., Thos. duke of Norfolk, Treasurer of England, Charles duke of Suffolk, lord President of the Council, Will. earl of Southampton, Keeper of the Privy Seal, R. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, Walter ld. Ferrers, Sir Nic. Hare, Edm. Marvyn, Thos. Bromley, King's serjeant-at-law, Gamelianus Clyfton, clk., Sir Edw. Croft, Sir James Baskervyle, Sir Ric. Vaughan, Sir Will. Thomas, Roger Wygston, John Pakyngton, John Scudmour, John Vernon, James Vaughan, Thos. Baskervyle, Rouland Morton, Miles Ap Harry, Thos. Holte, John Pryce, Ric. Walweyn, Stephen Ap Harry, Ric. Hassall, Nic. Fytton, Ric. Palmer, Ric. Warmecombe, Thos. Havard, John Beryton, Rouland Brugge, John Ap Gwyllym, Ric. Wynford. Westm., 11 March. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 15d.
16. Will. Levet, clk. To be “le goonstone maker,” with wages of 6d. a day. Westm., 10 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 12 March.—P.S. Enrolled on Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 44.
17. John Belson, a yeoman of the Guard. Lease of a messuage called Ellerton in Englewoode forest, Cumb.; for 40 years; at 100s. rent, and 12d. increase. Hampton Court, 7 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 March. Pat. p. 8, m. 18.
18. Will. Tasshe. Lease of a pasture called Hassheholme within the manor of Holme in Spaldingmore, Yorks, parcel of the lands late of Sir Rob. Constable, attainted; for 21 years; at 14l. rent, and 5s. of increase. Westm., 9 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 12 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 17.
19. Nic. Oursian, a native of France. Denization. Hampton Court, 23 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 9.
20. Levian Dale, dwelling in the town of Harward Stocke alias Harsard Stock in the parish of Buttes Berie, Essex, and a native of the Emperor's dominions. Denization, Hampton Court, 3 Feb. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 11.
21. Sir John Raynforth. Grant of the manors of Manytre alias Schidinghoo, Essex, and Goddellesforde, Suff., which belonged to the late monastery of Canonleigh; with the crane, quay, and quay-house in Manytre; and all lands of the mon. in Manytre, Schidinghoo, Mystleigh, Lawford Parva, Bromeleigh, Ardeleigh and Bradefeld, Essex, and in Goddellesford Parva, Belstede and Whestede, Suff. Westm., 13 March. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 48. [See Vol. XV., No. 733 (50).]
22. David Mertin. Grant of the messuage in Westsmythfeld, London, called “Thabbot of Glastonburies howse,” in the King's hands by the attainder of Ric. Whityng, late abbot of Glastonbury; with the issues of the same from the death of Will. Clement. Westm., 10 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 17.
23. Will. Moote, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Booninges, Marches of Calais, Terouenne dioc., vice Will. Peterson, attainted. Hampton Court, 7 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 March.— P.S. Inrolled on Pat. 33 Hen. VIII, p. 5, m. 16.
24. Ric. Morisine. Grant, in fee, of the following houses, &c., within the late house of White Friars in Fletestrete in London, viz.:—the house or building called the “Fratrie”; the house or building called the “Librarie”; 3 parts of the dormitory there; a house or building called the common jakes there; a building called the common kitchen there; a garden near the Thames called Covent gardeyn, and the tenements, &c., adjoining, in the several tenures of John Gerard, Will. Leighe, and Geo. Rolles; and all other gardens lying together between the Temple Garden on the West, the Thames on the South, a footpath from the Thames on the East and a garden now in the tenure of Lady Lawarr on the North:—All which belonged to the said White Friars. Westm., 11 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 15 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 11.
25. Ric. Morysine. Grant, in tail male, of the late preceptory or hospital of St. Wulstan in co. city of Worcester, with its manor of Chaddeswiche, Worc., and appropriate rectories of Claynes and Croule, with the chapel of St. Godwald and the advowsons of the vicarages thereof.
Also the late hospital of St. James by Northaluerton, Yorks., with its manor of Elerbecke, Yorks., and the appropriate rectories of Northotrington and Thornton, Yorks., with advowsons of the vicarages thereof.
And all possessions in Northaluerton, Brompton, Romondbye, Northotrington, Fulkeholme, Thymbley, Thornton in the Beans, Thornton in the Street, Thornton in the Moor, Osmondersley, and Elerkebeke, Yorks., Tysleye alias Twysells, Borneholme alias Brymholme, Langnewton, and Newbyggynge, co. Durham, or elsewhere, which belonged to the said hospital of St. James; and in the city and suburbs of Worcester, Hartilberye, Severnestoke, Clifton-super-Tende, Alfreston, Hodington, Wittenton, Chaddeswich, Crowley, and Claynes, Worc., Higgeley, Salop, and Stratford, Warw., and elsewhere in England and Wales, which belonged to the said hospital of St. Wulstan. Rent 40l., viz., 14l. 3s.d. by way of tenth and 25l. 16s.d. by the name of a pension anew reserved. (fn. 19) Westm., 13 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 15 March.—P.S. (Mutilated.) Pat. p. 8, m. 11. Vacated on personal surrender 27 Apl. 36 Hen. VIII. in order that the grant might be made out in another form.
26. Ant. Harvy of Haywoode, Devon. Grant, in fee, of the manors of Losebeare and Myddland, Devon, which belonged to the late monastery of Tewkisbury, Glouc.; with appurtenances in Monkenseale, Lapford, and Cheryton Episcopi, Devon.
Also the messuage called Abbotisham in his tenure in Brussheford, Devon; the messuage called Lutehouse, in tenure of John Norrys in Winkleigh; and the messuage called Sakyngton in tenure of Rob. Newton in Wynkleigh; which belonged to Harteland mon. Hampton Court, 20 Feb. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 March. —P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 21.
27. Ant. Denney, one of the customers or collectors of tonnage and poundage in the port of London. Licence to act by deputy. Hampton Court, 18 Feb. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 March — P.S. (Slightly mutilated.) Pat. p. 8, m. 9.
28. Rob. Bouchier, a page of the Privy Chamber. To be keeper of Croydon park, Surrey, with herbage and pannage and profits of coneys therein; and keeper of the outer woods of Northwood, Rigewood, Okestubbe, and “lez Firses,” and all the other woods in the lordships or manors of Croydon, Wadden, and Lambhith, Surrey; with 2d. a day out of the lordship of Halinge, Surrey, and the other accustomed emoluments, as enjoyed by Nic. Carewe or Francis, his son. Westm., 10 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 16 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 10.
29. John Redman, S.T.P. To be master of the college called King's Hall in Cambridge, with 8 mks. a year for two robes, one “cum pellura” and the other “cum linura.” Westm., 13 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 16 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 11.
30. Edw. Rogers. Lease of the hundred of Canyngton, Somers., parcel of the lands of Henry marquis of Exeter, attainted; for 21 years; at 7l. 15s.d. rent. Westm., 15 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 17 March. —P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 9.
31. Commission of the Peace.
Oxfordshire.—Thos. ld. Audeley of Walden, C., Thos. duke of Norfolk, Treasurer of England, Charles duke of Suffolk, lord President of the Council, Will. earl of Southampton, Keeper of the Privy Seal, Edm. Marvyn, Thos. Bromley, King's serjt.-at-law, Sir John Daunce, Sir Will. Barentyne, Sir Walter Stonor, Sir Thos. Elyott, Sir John Broun, Will. Fermour, John Wellesbourn, Thos. Nevell, Thos. Carter, Edm. Horne, Leonard Chamberlayn, John Moore, Ric. Blunt, Will. Raynesforde, John Denton, Ant. Cope, Thos. Brygges. John Pollard, Thos. Wayneman, Edm. Powell, Ant. Bustard. Westm., 17 March. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 15d.
32. Sir Ant. Seyntleger, deputy of Ireland. Commission to call a parliament in Ireland on the receipt hereof, for the consideration of certain articles to be transmitted to the said Deputy, under the Great Seal. Westm., 18 March. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 38d., and p. 8, m. 44d. Rym. XIV. 715.
33. Rob. Brocke, one of the King's chaplains, and surveyor of the Royal gardens and “styllyng howsses” at Westminster. Appointment to provide roses of all kinds, all other kinds of flowers, herbs, leaves, seeds, fruits, berries, roots, trees, “settes,” grafts, plants, sweet gums, oils, spices, and other drugs, “styllytories,” and other vessels of metal, glass, or “earthe,” charcoal, and other necessaries, with carriage for the same by land and water at reasonable prices. Westm., 11 May (sic) 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 18 March.—S.B. Fr. “22” Hen. VIII., m. 5. In English.
34. Lucas Gynnesburgh, a native of the archduchy of Austria. Denization. Westm., 12 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 18 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 46.
35. Michael Opem, of Windsor, blacksmith, a native of Louvain (“Lovo[niu]m”) in the Emperor's dominions. Denization. Hampton Court, 5 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 10.
36. Thos. lord Audeley of Waldon, K.G., the Chancellor, and dame Elizabeth, his wife. Grant, in fee to the said Thomas, of the lordship and manor of Magna Chesterforde, Essex, with the park, rectory, and advowson of the vicarage there; and lands called Bawds in Magna Chesterford, and other appurtenances in Magna and Parva Chesterforde, and Littleburie, Essex, and in Lynton and Ikelton, Camb.; which premises belonged to the late monastery of St. Peter, Westminster. Greenwich, 19 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 39.
37. Tho. Colepeper, sen. Grant, in fee (in exchange for the manor of Wadenhall, Kent, and lands in Waltham and Stellyng, Kent; wood and land lying at the gate of Lymmyng park in Elmested, Kent; and the lands acquired by the said Thomas from Peter Hayman in Lynne, Sellyng and Hostinghanger, Kent), of the manor and chief messuage, called “the prior of Crystchurches Howse” in Bekysbourne, alias Levyngesbourne, Kent, which belonged to the late priory of Christchurch, Canterbury; lands in Bekysbourne, in tenure of Thos. Crippyng; land called “Priours marshe” in Bromehill alias Promhill, Kent and Sussex (position described among lands, late of the archbp. of Canterbury, and lands of the late monastery of Robertisbrige), and woods called Upper Grove wood in Barham and Nethergorewodd in the parish of Addesham, Kent; all which belonged to Christchurch.
Also the manor of Notyngdon, Kent, which belonged to St. Augustine's abbey near the walls of Canterbury; with wood called “Goseley wood” in the parishes of Patrikesborne and Brigge, Kent, land called Goseleye Hethe or Goseleye Hothe, in tenure of Laurence Bate, and all other appurtenances.
The parcel of land called Pikkardissebush, alias Pyttokesbusshe in Patrikesborne, which belonged to the late commandry of Swynefeld, Kent, parcel of the possessions of the late priory or hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, and which parcel adjoins lands late of James Dygges on the South, lands of the said manor of Bekysborne on the North, lands of Hen. Crippes on the East, and lands of Thos. Colepeper on the West. Westm., 18 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 20 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 22.
38. Charles Howard. Grant, in tail male, of the late priory of Hurley, Berks, which belonged to St. Peter's mon., Westminster; the manors of Hurley and Esthamsted, Berks; the rectories and advowsons of Hurley, Waltham, and Stretley, Berks; the rectory of Esthampsted; the tithes in Knoll Hill, Berks; the fishery of the Thames throughout the said manor of Hurley; and the “game of swannes” in the same water; and lands in tenure of Ralph Nuttyng in Kyngham, Oxon; all which belonged to the said priory; with annuity of 4s. from Esthamsted church, and all appurtenances. Westm., 12 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 20 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 20. Vacated on surrender 3 March 35 Hen. VIII.
39. Thos. ld. Audeley of Walden, K.G., chancellor of England. Licence to impark lands in Walden, Terlyng, Westdonylande, and Fyngrythoo, Essex. Grenewiche, 19 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 20 March.—P.S. Inrolled on Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 43.
40. Urian Brereton and dame Joan Braye, late wife of Edmund ld. Braye, deceased, and now wife of the said Urian. Grant in tail male of the late priory of Newenham, Beds; with its lands in Newenham, Goldyngton, and Bedforde, Beds, and the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Goldyngton.
Also the manor of Caldecote, Beds, which belonged to Dunstaple priory, Beds, with appurtenances in Houghton alias Houghton Regis alias Dunstaple Houghton, and divers lands (specified) of the said priory in Houghton; and the manor of Fetcham, Surrey (except lands called “Moche Bykney,” in tenure of Chr. Parker). Palace … (fn. 20) Del. Westm., 21 March “anno subscripto.”—P.S. (Slightly mutilated.) Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 8, m. 23.
41. Sir John Wallopp. Pardon for treason, on his spontaneous submission, and at the intercession of Queen Katherine.
ii. Fiat for similar separate pardons for Sir Thos. Wyott and John Mason.
Del. Westm., 21 March 32 Hen. VIII.— S.B. (Endd.: A warrant for the several pardons for Sir John Wallopp, Sir Thos. Wyot, and John Mason.) Pat. p. 6, m. 38.
42. Sir Walter Dennys, of Durham, Glouc. Grant, in fee, of the manors of Hamswell, Coldeasheton, and Tatwyke, Glouc., which belonged to the late monastery of Bathe, Somers., the advowson of the rectory of Coldeasheton, and all lands lately leased to Thos. Ll'n and Isabella, his his wife, and Thos. Llewellin, their son, and to John Gunwell, and Deonisia, his wife, and John Gunwell, their son, in the above places; lands called “Roveles tenement” in Tatwyke, tithes in Tatwyke; and woods (specified) in Hamswell, Tatwyke, and Coldeasshton; all which belonged to the said monastery Greenwich, 21 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 47.
43. Thos. Wodde, clk. Licence of non-residence, notwithstanding the act 21 Hen. VIII. Westm., 14 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 22 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 4.
44. Cornelius Symondson, locksmith, a native of Holland, in the dominion of the Emperor. Denization. Westm., 13 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 23 March.—P.S.
45. Maurice Barkeley. Grant, in tail male, of the late monastery of Brewton, Somers., with its lands in Brewton, Brewham, Pytcombe, Radlynche, Wike, Haddespen, Hunwicke, and Cole, Somers.; also the chief messuage and farm of Horseley, in tenure of Walter Carye and Alice, his wife, and John, his son, in Southbruham, Somers., and lands (specified) in Southbruham and Northbruham and elsewhere. Rent, 27l. 16s. 9d., free of all charges except 20l. a year for the stipends of five chaplains in the church of Brewton and the chapels of Brewham, Pytcombe, Radlynche, and Wike. The College of Rochester, 22 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 4. (Vacated on personal surrender 18 March 37 Hen. VIII., in order that the premises might be granted to the said Maurice in fee simple.)
46. Thos. Wrenne and Ric. Norleigh. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of auditor of the castles, lordships, and lands of Bromefeld and Yale, Chirke and Chirkeland, Marches of Wales, and of the lordship of Deffrencloyde with the town of Ruthyn, N. Wales, the lordship of Langdendale, Chesh., and the other lordships and manors in the same co, which belonged to Sir Will. Stanley, who rebelled against king Henry VII.; with a yearly rent of 26l. issuing from the said lordships and manors of Bromefeld and Yale for fees and expenses of officers in parchment, paper, &c., and for the expenses of the said auditors in riding from their houses to Holte Castle and other places in the said lordships; and a yearly rent of 9l. 7s. 6d. issuing from the said lordship of Chirke and Chirkeland, for fees and expenses of officers; on surrender by the said Thomas of pat. 20 May 22 Hen. VIII., granting the same to him and John Wrenne, now deceased. Westm., 17 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 24 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 19.
47. Sir John Dudley of Dudley, Staff. Grant, in fee, of the late priory or cell of Dudley, Staff., which belonged to the late monastery of Wenlocke, Salop; its demesne lands in Dudley and Sedgeley, Staff. and Worc.; the rectories and advowsons of vicarages of Sedgeley and Omborne alias Womborne, Staff., and Dudley, Worc.; an annuity of 6s. 8d. from the rectory of Northfeld, Worc.; and all other possessions of the said priory in Sedgley, Bryerley, Colsley, Woodsetton, Overgornall, Nethergornall, Cotwalende, Gospellende, Dudley, Omborne, Tresull, Orton, Overton, Seyston, Churchehill, and Northfeld, Staff. and Worc.; in as full manner as the last prior of Dudley or of Wenlocke held the same.
Also, the lordship and manor, borough, and park of Walsall, Staff., the yearly rent of 8s. and service rendered by Sir Will. Spencer, deceased, and his heirs for lands in Boddyngton, Northt., and the lands in tenure of Will. Body and Margaret, his wife, in Boddyngton; which premises in Boddyngton belonged to Chacombe priory, Northt.; the chief messuage and demesnes of the manor of Apultre alias Apulby in Aston in “le Walles,” Northt.; and all lands there in tenure of John Cotesbroke and Agnes, his wife, and William and Robert, their sons, which belonged to the said priory.
Also, lands in the several tenures of Will. Browne, Chr. Blonde, John Hichecock, Thos. Elman, Alex. Nicollys, and Eliz. Nicolls, widow, in Boddington, Northt., which belonged to Catesby priory, Northt.
Also the lands in tenure of Edm. Haselwoode in Westwarden, Chepingwarden, Wardon, Aston in Le Walles, Hynton, Woodforde, Farendon, Eydon, and Culworth, Northt., which belonged to Wardon mon., Beds.
Rents of 71s. 11d. for the lands of Dudley; 7s. 6d. for the lands in Bodyngton and Apultre belonging to Chacombe; 15s. 2d. for the lands in Bodyngton belonging to Catesby; and 16s. for the lands in Westwardon, &c.; free of charges, except 40s. a year to John Coke, bailiff of the said late priory or cell; 12d. a year to the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield; 8d. a year to the same bishop from the church of Sedgley; and 50s. a year to the vicar of the parish church of Dudley, Staff. Canterbury, 25 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 6. m. 7.
48. Edw. Elryngton of London. Licence to alienate the manor of Hyghall in Hornyngsey, Camb., and all lands in Hornyngsey held of the King in chief; to Thos. Edon. Westm., 26 March. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 29.
49. Glamorgan. Commission to Sir Edw. Kerne, James Button, and Chr. Flemmynge, to make inquisition p. m., on the lands and heir of Thos. Bawdripp. Westm., 26 March. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 24d.
50. Ralph Clarvys, of London, grocer. Grant of the tenement now in tenure of Will. Chamber in the parish of St. Benet, Grace Churche, of the city of London, which belonged to Merton mon., Surrey; the tenement or hospice called the “Sarsens Hedde,” in tenure of Ric. Hudson; tenement in tenure of Bertram Jakson, and tenement now in tenure of Avicia Bankes, widow, in the said parish. Westm., 18 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 27 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 7.
51. Sir Edw. Carne. Lease of two parts of the lordships of Seynt Nicholas, Walterston, Wynvo, St. Michael's, St. George's, the Lannayes, parcel of the lands of John Mallefaunte, Glamorgan and Morgan, forfeited to Jasper, late duke of Bedford, as an escheat; for 21 years; at 67l. 9s.d. rent, as extended by Francis Suthwell and Will. Tucke, commissioners (among others) appointed to survey the same, and 3l. 6s. 8d. of increase. Canterbury, 24 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 March,—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 19.
52. Thos. Reynold, S.T.P. Presentation to the portion of Pytt of the rectory or parish church of Tiverton, Exeter dioc., void by death. Canterbury, 25 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 March— P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 28.
53. Winchester Cathedral: — Reconstitution of the late monastery of St. Swithin, Winchester, as a cathedral with one dean and twelve priests prebendaries, to be the see of Stephen, bp. of Winchester, and his successors. Will. Kyngesmyll, S.T.P., to be the first dean; Edm. Steward, LL.D., first priest prebendary; John Crayfforde, S.T.P., second; John Dean, S.T.P., third; John Draper, fourth; Hen. Mylles, fifth; Thos. Runcorne, sixth; Will. Medowe, seventh; Ric. Reder, eighth; Peter Langriche, ninth; Thos. White, tenth; Ant. Barker, eleventh; and John White, twelfth. The said dean and prebendaries to be called the dean and chapter. College of Rochester, 22 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 6.
54. Rob. Byby. To be messenger of the Court of First Fruits and Tenths. Westm., 6 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 28 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 4.
55. Commission of Sewers.
Kent: Sir Chr. Hales, M.R., Sir Thos. Cheyny, Sir John Baker, Sir Will. Sydney, James Hales, serjeant-at-law, Walter Hendeley, Thos. Kempe, Thos. Moyle, Geo. Harper, John Guldeforde, Reginald Scott, Edw. Thwaytes, Thos. Darell, John Boyse, Thos. Harlakendon, John Fogge, John Norton of Norwood, Will. Goldewell, Thos. Roberthe, Roger Home, John Tooke, Peter Hayman, Rob. Brent, Will. Twysenden, and Thos. Strogull, for the “sea coasts” and marsh grounds from the town of Hyth to the town of Wyttresham and thence to the town of Newenden, Kent, Westm., 28 Mar. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 21d.
56. Sir Edw. Mountagu, Chief Justice of the King's Bench. Grant, for life, of the manor and advowson of the rectory of Warketon alias Warton alias Warkington, Northt., belonging to the late monastery of Bury St. Edmund's, Suff.; and all lands of the said monastery in Warketon, Warton, Warkington, Boughton juxta Gedyngton, Scaldewell, Hanging Houghton, Gedington, Langporte, Maydewell, Clipston, Arthingworth, Farnedon and Hoothorpe, Northt. Grenewiche, 20 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 5. (Vacated on personal surrender 17 March 33 Hen. VIII. in order that the premises might be granted to the said Edward in fee simple.)
57. Sir John Dudley. Licence to alienate the yearly rent of 8s. and service rendered by Sir Will. Spencer, deceased, for lands in Bodyngton, Northt., and all the lands in tenure of Will. Body and Margaret, his wife, in Bodyngton; the chief messuage of the manor of Appultre alias Appulby in Aston in Le Wall, Northt., and all lands there in tenure of John Cotesbroke and Agnes, his wife, and William and Robert, his sons (all which belonged to Chacombe priory, Northt.); lands in the several tenures of Will. Broune, Chr. Blande, John Hichecoke, Thos. Elman, Alex. Nicolls and Eliz. Nicolls, widow in Bodyngton, which belonged to Catesby priory, Northt.; and the manor or grange of Westwardon, Northt., and all lands in Westwardon, Chepyngwarden, Warden, Astonin-Le-Walls, Hynton, Woodford, Farendon, Eyden, and Culworth, Northt., which belonged to Wardon mon.; to John Boteler. Westm., 29 March, Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 48.
58. Sir Ralph Sadleir, one of the King's principal secretaries. Lease of the manor called Walkehamstowe Fraunces alias Lowehall, Essex, parcel of the lands of the late countess of Warwick, and the manor called Highall in Walkehamstowe Tonye, Essex, parcel of the lands called “Coopercioners landes”; for 21 years; at rent of 15l. 8s. and 48l. 3s. 4d. respectively Westm., 16 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 29 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 10.
59. John Edwardes, a gentleman of the Chamber. Lease of lands in Isclaugh in the lordship of Chirke and Chirkeland, in the King's hands hands by the outlawry of the late Ric. Trevor, as a forfeited escheat, and in the tenure of the said John Edwardes; for 21 years; at the yearly rent of 40s., and 20d. of increase. Del. Westm., 29 March.—S.B. Pat. p. 8, m. 18.
60. Edm. Gibson, clk. Presentation to the college or almshouse of Holy Trinity in Pounfret, York dioc., vice Thos. Huchom, deceased. Del. Westm., 29 March.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 28.
61. John Vaughan. Presentation to the parish church of Ratingdon, London dioc., vice John Clayden, dec. Rochester, 23 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 38.
63. Rob. Bone, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Belgrave, Leic., Linc. dioc., void by death. Westm., 19 March 32 Hen. VIII. Del. 31 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 28.


  • 1. Enrolled on the Irish Patent Roll, 34 Hen. VIII., m. 9d., as dated Canterbury 26 March 32 Hen. VIII. See Morrin's Calendar, p. 99.
  • 2. No. 367 (1, 2).
  • 3. The persons apparently were:—Rawson, Viscount Clontarff; Sir Thos. Eustace, lord of Kilcullen, Viscount Baltinglas; Sir Oliver Plunket, lord Louth; Sir Wm. Bermingham, lord Carbery; Edm. Butler, lord Dunboyne; and Bernard McGilpatrick, lord Upper Ossory, mentioned later in this letter. The patents for Upper Ossory, Dunboyne, and Carbery are entered on the Irish patent roll as dated respectively 11, 11, and 17 June 33 Hen. VIII. (Morrin's Calendar, pp. 71, 85), but not the others. Lodge quotes Louth's patent from the original dated 15 June 33 Hen. VIII. (Peerage, vi. 164). Clontarff's had been authorised in Nov. 1540. (see No. 237).
  • 4. Void by Sir Wm. Brereton's death.
  • 5. Headed in the Spanish Calendar as if to the Queen of Hungary, but the endorsement (there quoted) and the contents show it to have been to the Emperor.
  • 6. The Mary of Dordrecht. See No. 501.
  • 7. Giles Hasbard. See No. 501.
  • 8. Jean de Taix. See No. 622.
  • 9. Stephen a Haschenberg?
  • 10. Harvey and Tye. See No. 518, &c.
  • 11. Jean de Taix, gentleman of the Chamber to Francis I. See No. 622.
  • 12. It is difficult to understand the date “3 March” which occurs in this and the following letter. The reference to De Taix in this makes it not earlier than the preceding letter of 27 March to the Emperor, while the obvious inference that “3 March” is a slip for “3 April” is scarcely consistent with the reference to Wallop, who had by that time not only received his pardon, but gone to take up his captainship of Guisnes. Perhaps “3” should have been “30” or “31.” The date “3 de Marzo” in the following letter from Charles V., forwarding this from Germany to Spain, can be explained by supposing that the copyist noted the date of the enclosure instead of that of the letter.
  • 13. Sir Hen. Knyvett. Perhaps “comes quidam” meant only “some one associated with the Bishop as his companion,” though the editor of the C.R. spells Comes with a capital C.
  • 14. Meaning Ratisbon. These letters were dictated to Cruciger, Melancthon's hand being disabled by the upsetting of the coach in going to Bavaria. Cruciger writes from Ratisbon the same day to Bugenhagen and Jonas.
  • 15. This is a collection of different projects, perhaps extending over various years, none of which were exactly adhered to. No. xviii., though expressly dated for the summer of 1541, may have been drawn up some time before the summer. No. xvii. is a little like the King's movements in March 1541.
  • 16. The number of miles is not given in this abstract except where it may be of use to ascertain the position of gentlemen's seats.
  • 17. Opposite “Rochester,” in the margin, “dinner, Francis Sidney or Wombell's house.”
  • 18. Opposite this, “dinner, Folston Castle.”
  • 19. See Vol. XV. No. 831 (64), which is a grant of the same lands subject only to the rent of 14l. 3s.d.
  • 20. Place of issue and date illegible.