Henry VIII: October 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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October 1541, 21–31

21 Oct. 1275. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Note that, at Higham Ferrers, 20 Oct., the Council sat not.
Meeting at Mr. Gostwick's, (fn. 1) 21 Oct. Present: Winchester, Comptroller, Wriothesley. Business:—Letters written to the lord President of the Council in the North certifying the presentation of two Flemings by Chr. Backster.
21 Oct. 1276. Wm. Paget to the Privy Council.
R. O. I have nothing of importance to write, but thought it my duty, at this messenger's departing, to signify that, by the King's licence to view Cowbridge and the other places which the French bring in difference, I have taken opportunity to see all the King's fortifications here. They are “works of the greatest magnificence and force that ever I have seen or read of,” and the erecting of them in so short a time is no little marvel. Going to Cowbridge, I passed straight by Arde gate and saw many men working in the ditch, and tumbrels going to and fro into the town through the vaults, but they worked like men that are ill paid. The dike and bray about the town seem strong, but not princely works. The men of Arde think themselves shrewdly mated by the ditch the King is making along Synge Dike, which is liker a river than a ditch and will be a goodly thing when perfect, and so will be the bulwarks and ditches at Guisnes, which are begun against next year and will be chargeable because of the great springs and quicksands in them. Guysnes, 21 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
21 Oct. 1277. Card. Pole to Card. Contarini.
Poli Epp.,
iii. 40.
Received yesterday, by Don Thomaso, his letters and the writings about the form of preaching, upon which he will send his opinion as desired. Viterbo, 21 Oct. 1541.
Italian and Latin.
22 Oct. 1278. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Ampthill, 22 Oct. Present: Winchester, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley. Business:—The bailiff and townsmen of Potson, Beds, for disobeying the precept of the Clerk of the Market, alleged a privilege granted to the duchy of Lancaster; but it was thought no privilege might serve against the King's person, and the Clerk of the Market was sent again to the said town, which is further to be punished by the lord Privy Seal, who is chancellor of the Duchy.
22 Oct. 1279. James V. to Henry VIII.
Add M.S.
32,646 f. 243.
B. M.
No. 94.
On the 14th inst. received his writings, dated York, 26 Sept. (contents recapitulated). Before receipt of the same, had, upon knowledge of the attemptates, given sharp charge to his wardens to make redress, getting the like for skaiths sustained by the Scots. Has again given sharp charge to his officers, so that no fault shall be found in them, provided that such as are pursued have no refuge in England. Lately, since the coming of certain gentlemen (fn. 2) from the Council at York, the English have raised fire and made slaughter in the Middle Marches of Scotland. Prays that like hasty redress be made for this. “And further ye shall know of our mind in thir and other matters at the coming of our ambassadors hastily toward you.” Edinburgh, 22 Oct. 29 James V. Signed.
2. Add. Sealed. Endd.
Royal MS.,
18 B. vi.,
B. M.
2. Contemporary copy of the preceding.
Pp. 2.
23 Oct. 1280. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Ampthill, 23 Oct. Present: Winchester, Mr. of Horse, Comptroller, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley. Business:—Warrant signed for Mr. North, to deliver to Ant. Auger 546l. 19s. 4d. for works at Dover.
24 Oct. 1281. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 24 Oct. Present: Abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Winchester, Comptroller, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—John Ramsey, who had been imprisoned 15 days for slanderous words spoken when he was drunk, ordered to be set on the pillory and warned, drunken or sober, to let no more such words escape him.
24 Oct. 1282. Carlisle Castle.
Add. MS.
f. 265.
B. M.
No. 102 (1).
Indenture between Sir Thos. Wharton and Sir Thos. Wentworth 24 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII., for the delivery of Carlisle Castle to the former, in accordance with the King's letters to Wentworth; together with tithes in Penrith and six other places (named), and certain articles, specified (viz., a scanty supply of domestic furniture, some bolts and chains in the prison, the keys of the town gates, and some ordnance partly broken).
Copy, pp. 2.
24 Oct. 1283. Andrew Kerr, of Farnyhirst, to Sir Cuthbert Ratclyf.
Add. MS.
32,646, f. 244.
B. M.
No. 95.
Is commanded to show him that the King, hearing of this break upon the Borders, has ordained three or four lords of his Council to come hither, and to desire him to send to his King or his Council at York, likewise to despatch three or four lords to meet them at Caldstreme or elsewhere, to make full redress. Desires to know what day shall be appointed for the convention of the said Councillors, that he may inform the King. Farnyhirst, 24 Oct. Signed.
1. Add. at the foot: Warden of the Middle March of England.
Ib. 2. Letter from lord Maxwell to the laird of Fairnyhyrst, informing him that upon receipt of his letter with the King's command to make and take redress for Liddisdale, he has come hither and desires to know the day appointed with the English wardens. Will be in Jedburgh on Friday next. Armitage, 19 Oct.
Copy, in the same hand as the preceding, p. 1, with address copied. Subscribed in Sir Cuthbert Ratcliff's hand: “The copy of the lord Maxwell bill sent to Sir Cuthbert Radclyf from Dand Karr, warden of the Middle March of Scotland.
24 Oct. 1284. Deputy and Council of Ireland to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., iii.
Have received his letters, dated Leykenfelde, 8 Sept., and York, 23 Sept., with enclosures specified. Answer the first letter, briefly, by articles. As to the second, brought by Sir Thos. Cusake, it is, especially the preamble, set forth so pithily, that no reasonable man experienced in civil countries could deny the King's opinions to be invincible, “unless, by the sight and knowledge of the land, and strange savage nature of the people, he should be enforced, by th'experience and sight of the thing, to be satisfied.” The King reminds them that they should have foreseen the maintenance of his title of King of this land before they devised the Act. Thought there was no better means of advancing the revenues, especially as most of the Irish reputed the bishop of Rome head and king. Do not so much rejoice at the conformity of Irishmen as that, so soon after the rebellion of Thos. Fitzgerald, the entry made by young Gerald, assisted by Oneyle and Odonell, and the universal combination of the Irishmen, such tranquillity has ensued. A country so long savage (through dissensions in England and negligence of governors) cannot in few years be so reduced that a prince may exact of “such savage, vile, poor persons,” as of rich people vanquished by the sword. Before the pride of Oneile and Obreyne is abated (Oneile having a country under him as large as Kent, and Obreyne being of late only stayed from invasion by Desmond), to exact rents from Orayly, Occhonor, the Cavanaghs, and others, whose assistance is necessary against the great potentates, and who have been compelled to relinquish 1,000 mks. a year of tribute, were likely to make them adhere to the others rather than the King. Beg him to respite their answer until the Parliament at Limerick; and they will meanwhile consult Ormond, who is absent, and, by his advice, persuade with Desmond and the wisest of this land, not disclosing the secrets of the King's letters, but privately asking their advice. Will make no grant to any Irishman without letting the King know what conditions he will grant, but still think that, without a general conquest of this realm (which they take to be no less than England and Wales), there is no better means to reform the Irishmen than to give them the lands which they have usurped by the sword, “which they take for as just a title as your Highness' subjects do to hold their lands from the Conquest.” The fear of being ejected has made them enemies.
The charges the King has sustained were necessary, or he had lost this land; and the only way to redubbe these charges is, by exhausting great treasure, to bring the inhabitants to civility and obedience. Then with prosperity the revenues would increase. The mines of lead, tin, copper, and iron would be great riches if they might be quietly laboured for. If the army had been paid monthly much more would have been done, and yet the revenues are 7,000l. or 8,000l. This small retinue of 600 men paid monthly but for three years could do much. Remind him that the revenue bears the charge of officers' fees and pensions to the late prior of St. John's and other religious persons, and that it is paid but half yearly, which will not serve for monthly wages. New offices have been lately erected in Dublin Castle which might well have been spared. Two of 8d. a day, void by the death of Stephen Fizwilliam and the attainder of Wm. Hanne, shall not be given again until the King's further pleasure. Part of the revenue goes upon repair of ordnance and provision of artillery. It would seem by the bows and strings sent hither from the Tower of London, that the King is greatly deceived; for few of the bows will endure bending, and few of the strings will hold to bind a bow. Kilmaynan, 24 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Signed by St. Leger, Alen, Abp. Browne, J. Rawson Viscount Clunterffe, Edw. bp. of Meath, Brabazon, Aylmer and Travers.
5. Add. Endd.: The Deputy and Council of Ireland.
1285. Ireland.
R. O.
St. P., iii.
List of “Irishmen that been come in to the King's Majesty,” viz., 55 names including the earl of Desmond (who answered for those of Munster, in number sixteen), Odonell and others, but not Oneil.
ii. Number of the retinue in Ireland, viz:—
The Deputy, 200 horse; Mr. Treasurer, 40 horse; Matth. King, clerk of the check, 10 horse; Master Marshal, 34 horse; Mr. Travers, captain of the 100 gunners, 50 horse and 50 foot; and Mr. Brereton, 150 foot.
Pp. 4. Endd.
24 Oct. 1286. Wallop to the Council.
R. O. Mr. Rous, treasurer of the works here, understands their letter of the 10th inst. to mean that the 40 horsemen appointed to Wallop are to be discharged with the rest; but Wallop thinks that is not meant, as the Northern men are mentioned by name, but not his forty. Begs to know the King's pleasure herein. Guisnes, 24 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1541.
25 Oct. 1287. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Cheynies, 25 Oct. Present: Gt. Admiral, Winchester, Comptroller, Vice-Chamb., Mr. of Horse, Wriothesley. Business:— Depositions against Sir Nic. Poyntz sent to the Welsh Council, and Poyntz committed to the Fleet. A Scottish pursuivant came with letters from the king of Scots.
25 Oct. 1288. Card. of St. Andrews to James V.
Add. MS.
19,401, f. 41.
B. M.
Received his writings by Jas. Skrymgeour, the 14th inst., together with 13 falcons, of which he presented twelve to the King and one to Lorge Montgumry, who is in good credit and is James's servant. The King gave thanks for the hawks, and two days later sent eight fair gyr falcons for James. Casso the fool, as he wrote before, is “ane sely seikly body and may na way travel.” As to the “sangeleris” and “cokis of Ynd,” will do his best, but thinks the season not convenient to carry them. Negociations go on with England touching the marriage of Mons, d'Orleans and the king of England's daughter, and a meeting of the Kings in the spring was thought of; but now Francis says he will send ambassadors to England for that matter and thinks James should also send ambassadors at the same time. He will give James due notice before sending them. The Queen's pension is ready to be paid in Paris and will be delivered as soon as the King comes to Fontainebleau, in 10 or 12 days. As to the imposition on the merchants, Scotland is excepted by the King's special commission, but the matter has been cumbersome and could not be gotten otherwise, for none of the King's own subjects have such favour. Has written presently to my lord Secretary touching writings gotten from Mr. James Salmond, forth of Rome, anents the provision of Melrose. Of the contribution has spoken with the Pope's ambassador and written to the Pope, but got little answer, and is now waiting James's answer to the writings sent with Rettray. Of the money of James's county of Gyen, sent 5,000 fr. to Rome for the expedition of Melrose, and has received 4,000 fr. himself; “the laif yat is awand salbe gotten and gud compt maid yerof.” Will deliver the pension money to John of Bartoun.
The difference betwixt the Emperor and the King continues. The Emperor departed a month ago with a great army by sea, after speaking with the Pope in Lowk. “It was believed then that he was passed to Ergeir (Algiers), and now it is suspected here that he should take the voyage to Constantinople,” not without intelligence with the Soffe. The Turk is in Hungary.
On coming to Paris will send the harness, &c. Thanks for his writing. Dougeoun, (fn. 3) 25 Oct. Signed.
2. Add.
26 Oct. 1289. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Windsor, 26 Oct. Present: Gt. Admiral, Winchester, Comptroller, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley. Business:—Burner, serjeant-at-arms, sent for John Grevell, of Milcott, Warw., accused of misusing his own daughter and shooting at one of his servants with a crossbow; and a letter sent to Streteley, of Oxfordshire, his brother-in-law, to appear against him.
26 Oct. 1290. The Privy Council to Sir Thos. Wharton.
Add. MS.
32,646, f. 255.
B. M.
No. 98.
The King has read his letters sent by bearer and heard the effect of those sent to the writers. His Majesty approves his proceedings, but reminds him that Maxwell, however conformable, is a Scot and not to be trusted. If redress be demanded for these last attemptates, he shall allege (seeing blood and fire are referred to the princes and that the English have done great hurts in Scotland and received little damage) that this rage began by the Scots, and though, for things done before and for good rule hereafter, he will do his office, he dare not meddle with that matter of fire and bloodshed without the King's leave. The “instrument” requires alteration. Send instructions for a new instrument to be drawn by the notary and sent hither before the Scottish ambassadors arrive.
The matter between him and Brisco shall be indifferently tried. The King is pleased with his opinion touching my lord of Cumberland, who is written to to remove to Skipton. Wharton is to order the posts between them. Other things are answered by the King's letters from Fodringay, save for the Scots, which is deferred to next letters. Cheyniez — (blank) Oct.
Draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 5. Endd.: Minute to Sir Thomas Wharton xxvjo Octobr. 1541.
[26 Oct.] 1291. Chapuys to Charles V.
VI. i., No. 145.
Has received his letter of the 26th ult. with the documents attached. As to what this King has proposed, through his ambassadors, thinks him really anxious to be entirely reconciled to the Emperor, but doubtful of it because of the divorce and withdrawal from the Holy See. For he knows that as to the Holy See, the Emperor is not bound by any preceding treaties. To judge by previous negociations, it will be difficult to get him to grant reasonable conditions. But that since his return from the North the King has given his Privy Councillors leave to go home until All Saints, Chapuys would have gone to Court to see whether they would broach the matter, especially that of the Emperor's conversation with the Pope; for the King would like to treat without mention of the Pope. There will be time to inform him of the steps taken by the Emperor with the Pope, at Rome, when Granvelle has heard his resolution upon pending matters; for last summer when he ratified the promise his ambassadors made, (fn. 4) he protested that had he known the Emperor would insist on his previous reconciliation with the Pope he would not have been the first to propose a treaty. He must be told that the Emperor had a conversation about him with the Pope, but that Granvelle is the man who knows all about it; otherwise he will think the Emperor has no wish to treat. London, 26 Dec. 1540. (fn. 5)
Original at Vienna.
26 Oct. 1292. Chapuys to the Queen of Hungary.
VI. i., No. 199.
Sends copy of Francis I.'s answer to his ambassador here, (fn. 6) which will show how little probability there is of the marriage in question being effected, Francis demanding as a matter of course the abandonment of all English claims and arrears of pension. Believes still that the French council does not wish the marriage; for they were afraid of Orleans marrying even the daughter of M. d'Allebrecht (d'Albret) for fearing of making that Duke too powerful. The French ambassador surprised him the other day at dinner time. Avoided politics, fearing he might let out something to show he had read his King's letters to him, and talked of his journey to York, with which he is not well satisfied. He is only waiting to go to Court till he knows the duke of Norfolk is there. Fancies he will find him colder than ever; since his brother has been recalled from the French court, which the French ambassador was very sorry to hear of, especially as the King sends in his place one who has been no more than a mere clerk of the Council, (fn. 7) who is not likely to be entrusted with the negociation of a marriage.
These people have made no sign yet of having received the Queen's answer to their ambassadors, and Chapuys does not believe they will before All Souls' Day, for on his return from York, the King has given permission to the principal members of his Privy Council to go to their country houses for change of air. On All Souls' Day they are to meet again.
Believes the King and his courtiers have expressed regret for the disaster of Hungary. But that the news of the Turk's retreat and their six months' truce with the king of the Romans arrived immediately after, Chapuys would have sought an opportunity to go to Court, and again solicit aid against the Infidel. Hears that the bp. of Winchester has been well received by the King. London, 26 Oct. 1541.
Original at Vienna.
26 Oct. 1293. Sir Cuthbert Radclyf to the Laird of Farnyhirst.
Add. MS.
32,646, f. 246.
B. M.
No. 97.
Has received his writing, dated Farnyherste, 24 Oct. (points recapitulated), and will advertise the King of it. Desires, without fail, to meet him on Saturday next, according to their appointment. Cartington, 26 Oct.
Copy, p. 1. Address copied: To the right worshipful Andero Karr, warden of the Middle Marches of Scotland.
26 Oct. 1294. Card. Pole to Card. Contarini.
Poli Epp., iii.
To answer his request about his writings, will follow the example of Plato, who preferred to use a living letter. Having the opportunity of this living letter in the shape of M. Ludovico, refers all to him. Thanks for the Bible and the malvoisie. Viterbo, 26 Oct. 1541.
27 Oct. 1295. Carlisle.
Add. MS.
5,754 f. 80.
B. M.
Indenture of receipt, 27 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII., by Robert bp. of Carlisle from Sir Wm. Knolles (by the hands of John Correy and John Nowell, the Bishop's servants) upon a letter to him from the Council, dated Thornetone, 6 Oct., of 1,000l. to be employed about the fortification of the city, castle, and citadel of Carlisle.
P. 1. Indented.
27 Oct. 1296. Wallop, Rous, and Lee to the Council.
R. O. In answer to the Council's letter of the 10th inst., asking how many men may work here in the winter and how many should be retained for the dikes which the King now makes in the low parts, they think the works here (specified) could take 300 men, but have retained only 200, as in winter the King can have “little done for his money,” and that 300 will be a convenient number for the dikes when the weather will suffer. The estimated monthly wage for these and the bands of Mr. Vaughan and Mr. Palmer, and the 16 gunners extraordinary is:—Two captains at 4s. a day, 2 petty captains at 2s., 2 standard bearers at 12d., 6 soldiers, a fife and a drum to each captain, at 6d., and 2 soldiers to each petty captain and 1 to each standard bearer, at 6d., 35l.; 500 labourers at 6d., 350l. Guisnes, 27 Oct. 1541. Signed: John Wallop—Anth. Rous—Rychard Lee.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
29 Oct. 1297. Marillac to Francis I.
R. O.
Kaulek, 350.
Would have replied to Francis's letter from Cuzery, of the 7th inst., but for the instruction to await Norfolk's coming and negociate secretly with him. After waiting for his return, which was to be at All Saints, and seeing that he may not come until eight or ten days later, cannot defer longer to write occurrences. The King, on his return from the North to Hampton Court, was surprised to hear that the prince of Wales, his only son, was sick of a quartan fever, an unusual malady for a child of three to four years, who is not of a melancholic complexion. He summoned all the physicians of the country to advise, and, after long consultation, they agreed, as one of them secretly told Marillac, that the fever would put him in danger. His informant added that, apart from this accident, the Prince was so fat and unhealthy as to be unlikely to live long.
The rest of the news concerns the churches. After taking the revenue of the abbeys and some of the bishoprics, this King laid his grasp (s'est estendu) upon the shrines of gold and silver containing relics, and those here say they will bestow the saints' bones in stone monuments, where they will be preserved more decently than they were. That matter will be soon despatched, seeing that in Cromwell's time it was well advanced. Some images, which were of old had in particular veneration, are also being thrown down, such as a crucifix in the episcopal church of this town, which was believed to have formerly spoken, and others to which there used to be pilgrimages. The church service conforms entirely to the Latin church, except that the mention of the Pope is changed to the name and authority of this King, who, since his return, has printed anew an Act made five or six years ago, by which he is declared head over all the clergy. New impositions are also talked of, to impoverish the people still further and bring all the money of England into one place, but this is still kept secret.
Thanks for his appointment as master of requests. Docketed: Sent by Jehan de Bologne.
Kaulek 351.
ii. The Same to the Same. (fn. 8)
Since, in this treaty of marriage, after learning in what quality the Lady is to be given, he is to know what dot she shall have beyond the extinction of the pensions and acquittance of arrears; would like to know what dot Francis desires, how much of the pensions has been paid, and what arrears are owing; that he may discuss the question, and especially the sum of the arrears which might be demanded in augmentation of the dot. Begs to know approximately what that augmentation might be.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 4. Headed: London, 29 Oct. 1541.
29 Oct. 1298. The Middle Marches.
Add. MS.
32,646 f. 247.
B. M.
No. 99.
Bond given by John Karr, on behalf of Andrew Karr, warden of the Middle March of Scotland, at the “day trewe” held at Hepethe Gayte, 29 Oct. 1541, with Sir Cuthbert Radcliff; promising hostages, &c., for good rule.
Copy, p. 1.
30 Oct. 1299. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
[The Register omits all notice of the 27th, 28th, and 29th Oct.]
Meeting at Hampton Court, 30 Oct. Present: Abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Winchester, Mr. of Horse, Comptroller, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—Thos. Vaughan, sewer of the Chamber, who was convicted at Windsor of misdemeanour towards Sir Griffith Down and — (blank) Brockett, commissioners for the Subsidy, was, with a good lesson, ordered to ask Brockett's pardon, and dismissed. Certificate received from the commissioners of sewers of Sussex about the breach into Pevensey marsh. A safeconduct delivered to a pursuivant of Scotland for certain Scottish ambassadors appointed to come hither.
1300. The Privy Council to Sir Cuthbert Ratcliff.
Add. MS.
32,646, f. 249
B. M.
No. 100.
Have seen his several letters to the King and the copy of the letter sent him from the Warden of the Middle Marches of Scotland, (fn. 9) declaring that the king of Scots was minded to send three or four lords of his Council to the Borders and desired the King to do the like, to arrange redress of late attemptates. Until the degree and quality of the personages is known the King cannot appoint any of his Council for that purpose; and, indeed, thinks their going unnecessary, as his nephew has intimated that he will send ambassadors hither very shortly. This answer, “ye shall give unto the said Warden by your letters, jointly or severally, at your pleasure.”
Draft in Sadler's hand, pp. 4. Endd.: Minute to Sir Cuthbert Ratcliff.
1301. [Wriothesley] to —.
The undated letter in State Papers, v. 190, which the editors of that collection suppose to have been written by Wriothesley and addressed to Bishop Stewart of Aberdeen, is placed by them after a letter of July 1541, and the editors of this Calendar were at first inclined to place it after No. 1299, with a note that the true date was probably November, on the supposition that the “pursuivant of Scotland” referred to in that No. was Rothesay herald. But, besides the fact that it would have been quite improper to describe Rothesay as a pursuivant, Sadler was not absent in October. The contents of the letter seemed to fit much better with the month of February, when Norfolk was certainly in the North, and Sadler might have been (see No. 573); for Norfolk certainly did demand the delivery of rebels. But it appeared by No. 613 that he sent from Berwick to demand them on the 20th February, and James only replied on the 12th March, by which time Sadler had returned. The letter seems really to have been written by Cromwell to the Bishop of Arbroath in June or July 1537. See references in Vol. XII.—to Sadler in Part i., No. 1307, and Part ii., Nos. 55, 166; to the abbot of Arbroath coming from Scotland, Part ii., Nos. 55, 291, 422; and to a proposal to make James Defender of the Faith, Part, i., No. 166.
30 Oct. 1302. Henry lord Maltravers to Henry VIII.
R. O. Sends by bearer, the surveyor of the King's works here, a “plat” of the town of Calais, representing the new works made there, and 12 other “pieces” relating to Guisnes, Portsmouth, and elsewhere, which he obtained by chance from [Henr]y J[oh]nson, [surveyor] of the King's ordnance, and which he thinks Johnson should not have, “being an estrangier borne.” C[a]la[is, 30] Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Signature lost
1. Much mutilated. Add. Endd.: “My 1. Deputy of Calays to the King's Majesty, xxxo Octob. 1541.”
30 Oct. 1303. Lord William Howard to Henry VIII.
R. O. Yesterday, received news, of the 23rd inst., from a friend at Lyons, viz.:—
That the Great Turk has made truce with Dunfernando till St. George's Day, because of the pestilence in his camp before Vienna, and has retired. At Rome, Naples, and other places “is laid ten in the hundred gaynes (qu, against?) that” the Emperor will straight from Jenes to Constantinople, and no man dare take it. The reason is, that he has laid in furniture for 50,000 men and has shipped the wives and children of the Almains, and made a goodly oration to the soldiers at the displaying of the banner of Christ, saying he was ever inclined to redeem Christian men from the bondage of the Turks and trusted in their manhood to obtain the victory. He never said whither they would sail, but gave each shipmaster a sealed letter to be opened at a certain place. He has had four days' good wind and weather. With his preparations of lime, bricks, bars of iron, vinegar, and other victuals, and as the Turk cannot arrive there in time, nor have his janissaries with him, the Emperor should be victorious, especially as the Greeks rebel. At Marseilles, having seen part of the Emperor's army pass, they have released all vessels and put away suspicion. There is a saying (probably untrue) that the bp. of Rome is coming to Avignon to meet the French king.
The French king left Lyons intending to go straight to Fontainebleau, so Howard thought best to go before to Paris. At Paris, learnt that the King had stopped at Dijon to await the coming of the duke of Lorraine. Was about to return to the Court when Mr. Pachet arrived and delivered the King's letters, and desired him to stay till he were ready, which should be the day after Allhallow Tide. Will leave as soon as he has presented Pachet, but it will be nigh Christmas before he gets home, as the French king is so far off. Paris, 30 Oct.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1541.
31 Oct. 1304. Norfolk to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., i.
The French ambassador has just been here with me to say he had answer from his master upon the matter we communed of, who desired much to have the marriage take short effect. He thinks that, for secrecy, the matter should be treated between him and me, and when we are at a point his master will send some of the most noble persons of his blood to conclude it. He said he had no commission, but ample instructions; and that his master thought the marriage and the pension should be treated together. I answered, reminding him of my answer given to him before the sending of his cousin into France, and said that I was sorry the matter did not seem so earnestly meant as it was spoken; that you had made others of your Council privy to it, and that it was too important for me to treat alone. He said those who had “the great stroke” about his master were the Admiral first, the Card. of Turnon next, and the Chancellor third; and that the Constable was at his own house and the King in Burgoyne, coming shortly to Fontainebleau. After other conversation he departed hence. I think a very light answer were enough, considering how lightly the matter is treated on their part. Exeter Place, All Hallow Even.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.: 1541.
Oct. 1305. The Earl of Shrewsbury.
MSS., A. 53.
Coll. of Arms.
“Rents received of divers of my lord's (Shrewsbury's) lands, which he had of the King in exchange since the 13th day of October, as hereafter followeth. Octob. Ao 33 H. VIII.”
1306. Chapuys to Granvelle.
VI. i., No. 190.
“The ambassador's man informs me that he has seen letters from a Secretary of State in France to this French ambassador in England (Marillac), dated 7 Oct., assuring him that unless the King their master thoroughly changes his opinion, there will be war next spring, for the King fully intends invading the Low Countries, now that he has the Duke of Cleves under his orders, the latter having promised to do wonders and obey his command implicitly.”
Endd.: Deciphering of letters from King Francis to his ambassador in England.
Original at Vienna.
1307. Henry Ray to the Council.
R. O.
St. P., v.
Reports that, as commanded, he has been in Scotland to inquire of the death of the Queen, and whether she died intestate. She took a palsy upon the Friday before night, at Meffen, and died on the Tuesday (fn. 10) following before night, but, as she doubted no danger of death, omitted to make her will until past remembrance for that purpose. She sent to Falkland for the King, her son, who came not till after she was departed. Seeing death approach, she desired the Friars, her confessors, on their knees, to beseech the King to be gracious to the earl of Angus, and asked God mercy that she had so offended the Earl. She also asked that lady Margaret Douglas, her daughter, might have her goods. The same day, after her decease, the King came to Mephen and commanded Oliver Sinkler and John Tenant, of his Privy Chamber, to lock up her goods to his use. She left in money but 2,500 mks. Scots. Signed: By me, Barweck Porsovant.
Hol. Headed as to my lords of the Council.
1308. Grants in October 1541.
Oct./Grants. 1. Thos. Luckyn. Licence to alienate a messuage and 12 acres of land in Morton, Essex, to John Kyng. Westm., 1 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 26.
2. Will. Elarkar, one of the Gentlemen Pensioners. To be receiver and overseer of the possessions in Holderness, Yorks., of Edw. late duke of Buckingham, attainted; with the usual fees. Pipwell, 27 July 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
3. Thos. Weldon, chief master of the King's Household. To be steward of the lordships or manors of Cokeham and Bray, Berks; vice Sir Ric. Weston, dec. York, 17 Sept. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
4. Barth. Penney, painter, a subject of the duke of Florence. Denization. Pontefract Castle, 1 Sept. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 Oct. — P.S. (Docketed:— “Memorandum that the warrant was delivered to the lord Chancellor of England according to the mem. above, and forasmuch as the said Bartholomew did not sue forth the letters patent accordingly till after the King's Majesty's style and great seal was changed and altered, therefore the said lord Chancellor commanded that the letters patent should bear date at such time as they were sealed, which was the xxviij day of January ao xxxvto rr. ll. viijvi. Item.—The fine xiijs. iiijd.”)
5. Nic. Bellin, a native of the city of Modena, in Italy, in the dominions of the duke of Ferrara. Denization, with licence to have two apprentices and four journeymen or “covenant servaunts” in his service. Del. Westm., 3 Oct.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 25.
6. The staple of wools, hides, fleeces, and leads at Bristol. Assent to the election of Roger Coke as mayor, and Rob. Ellyot and Will. Shipman as constables of the said staple. Westm., 4 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 3.
7. Will. Stafford, esquire of the Body. Grant, in fee (in exchange for the manor of Henden, Kent, and the park called Henden parke, lands in the parishes of Bersted, Sundrisshe, and Chedyngston, Kent, and other lands sold by him to the Crown, 5 July 33 Hen. VIII.), of the manor of Uggethorpe, Yorks., and divers tenements (specified, and tenants named) thereto belonging in Lyeth, Yorks., parcel of the late priory of Gisborne, Yorks.
The messuage or mansion commonly called the “Unicorn,” alias “Unicornys Horne,” in “Chepisside,” in the parish of St. Mary le Bow, London, in tenure of John Droke, parcel of the possessions of the late priory of Ely; and that part of a tenement usually called the “Unicorne,” alias “Goodchepfelde,” in Westchepe, in the said parish of St. Mary le Bow, in tenure of Leonard Ewe, part of the possessions of the hospital of St. Mary without Bisshoppesgate, London. Hull, 11 Sept. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., Oct. 7.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 9.
8. Hen. Man, D.D. To have the deanery of the cathedral church of Westchester, void by death. Hull, 2 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 34.
9. Simon Hyet and Geo. Hawe. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of bailiff of the following lands and townships within the lordship of Leominster (Leom'), Heref., viz.:—the manors or townships of Westhernys, Ivington cum Hope, Stokton, Stoke, Luston, Leominster borough, Leominster cottages and all lands lately assigned for the portion of the prior of Leomyster called “Priours porcion,” in Leominster, Heref., which premises belonged to Redyng mon., Berks, and came to the King by the attainder of Hugh, the last abbot; with fees of 17l. 6s. 8d. a year. York, 26 Sept. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 9.
10. Ric. Warde, gunner. To be one of the gunners in the Tower of London, with fees of 6d. a day—S.B. (date illegible).— Westm., 9 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 36.
11. Ric. Smyth, gunner. To be a gunner in the Tower of London, with fees of 6d. a day. Del. Westm., 9 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 9, m. 39.
12. Will. Stafforde. Licence to alienate the manor of Uggathorpe, Yorks., with lands in Leithe, parcel of the possessions of the late priory of Gysborne, Yorks.; the messuage or mansion commonly called the “Unycorne,” alias “Unycornes Horne,” in the street called Chepisside, in the parish of St. Mary-le-Bow, in London, parcel of the possessions of the late priory of Ely; and part of a tenement commonly called the Unicorne, alias Goodechepfeld, in Westchepe, in the said parish of St. Mary-le-Bow, parcel of the possessions of the hospital of St. Mary without Bisshopisgate, London; which premises were granted to the said William by pat. 7 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII.; to Rouland Shakerley, of London, mercer. Westm., 10 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 5.
13. Humph. Tyrrell and Joan his wife. Licence to alienate a moiety of the manor of Bekyngham, Kent, and certain lands, &c., in Bekenham, to Guy Crafford, of London. Westm., 10 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 8.
14. John Sands and Rob. Pole, a sewer of the Chamber. Grant in survivorship of the office of bailiff of the “Scunagium” of the town of Calais and island of Colne; also the lordships, manors, lands, &c., in Calais and the marches thereof, which belonged to Will. Worsley, and came to the hands of King Hen. VII. as an escheat, because the said William was a bastard, and died without heirs; in as full manner as Sir Humph. Banaster or Walter Culpeper held the same. On surrender by the said John of pat. 6 May 25 Hen. VIII., granting the same to Sir Ric. Sands, now deceased, and the said John. Grimsthorpe, 6 Aug. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Oct—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 39. Vacated on surrender by John Sandes, who survived the said Sir Richard, 5 Oct. [37] Hen. VIII., in order that the office might be granted to Hugh Councell.
15. Clement West, late brother of the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. Grant of the pension of 200l. provided for him in the Act of Parliament 32 Hen. VIII. (cap. 24),
ii. Fiat for a similar pension of 10l. to Nic. Lambert. Del. Westm., 11 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
16. Will, lord Parr and Anne his wife, daughter and heir of Hen. late earl of Essex and of Ewe, lord Bourghchier and Lovaynes, and of Mary his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of Sir Will. Say, deceased. Licence to alienate, inter alia, the manors of Maiden, Stansted, Wodhall, Eyston ad Turrim, Chykney, Parva Fordham, Magna Totham, Manhall, and Netherhall in Morton, Essex, with the advowsons of the churches Eyston ad Turrim, and Chykney, the manors of Assheldham Hall, Parva Halyngbery, Ovesey, Tolleshunt, Magna and Parva Wakeryng, Essex; the manor of Byldeston, with the advowson of Byldeston church, Suff.; and the manors of Bennyngton and Sabricheworth, with the advowson of Bennyngton church, Herts;— to Will, earl of Southampton, Sir Ant. Broun, and Sir Thos. Wryothesley; to the intent that the said William, Anthony, and Thomas should regrant, inter alia, the said manors of Maldon, Stansted, Wodhall, Le Hide, Eyston ad Turrim, Chykney, Parva Fordham, Magna Totham, Manhall and Netherhall in Morton, Essex, with the advowsons of the churches of Eyston ad Turrim and Chikney, to the said Will. Parr and his heirs for ever; and the said manors of Tolleshunt, Magna and Parva Wakeryng, to the said Anne for life, with remainder to the heirs of the body of the said Anne, with remainder in default of such issue, to the right heirs of the said Anne. Westm., 12 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 28.
17. Thos. Horner. Licence to alienate lands in Yllwyke, in the parish of Blackdon, Somers., which belonged to Bath priory, to John Raynes. Westm., 12 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 7.
18. Nic. Kynge, of Haise, Midd., yeoman, Hen. Kyng of the same, yeoman, John Kyng of the same, laborer, Will. Stephyn of the same, laborer, and Thos. Broke of the same, laborer. Reversal of outlawry; indicted of trespass in the King's Bench. Westm., 13 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 3.
19. Geo. Cely. Grant (in exchange for a messuage called Celys place, alias Parkers, in Haveryng apud Bower, Essex; herbage and pasture for six cows and two horses in the park of Haveryng apud Bower; a yearly rent of 1½d. in the said park, and a yearly rent of 20d. and service issuing from a tenement in Haveryng apud Bower), of the manor, messuage, tenement, or farm of Estnewlande, in the parish of St. Laurence, Essex, which belonged to the late monastery of St. John, Colchester, and was parcel of the lands of Thomas, late earl of Essex; and all lands in St. Laurence parish which belonged to the said Earl or to St. John's. Rent, 3l. 6s. 8d. Pontefract Castle, 30 Aug. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Oct.—P.S. Pat., p. 8, m. 31.
20. Owen Oglethorpe, S.T.P. Presentation to the parish church of Romaldekirke, Richmond archdeaconry, vice Will. Knyght, promoted to the bishopric of Bath and Wells. Hull, 2 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del., Westm, 14 Oct.—P.S. Pat., p. 9, m. 32.
21. John Bruges, yeoman of the Revels. Reversion of the mansion called Warwike Inne, in London, granted to John Turnor by pat., 7 July 7 Hen. VIII. Hampton Court, 30 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 38.
22. Thos. Paynell. Licence to export during the space of five years, 500 “unwrought” cloths. Hull, 3 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Oct—P.S.
23. Thos. Barrett, of the parish of St. Giles in the Fields, Midd., laborer. Reversal of outlawry; sued for debt by John Danyell and Anne his wife in the King's Bench; the said Thomas having surrendered to the Flete prison. Westm., 17 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 4.
24. Thos. Gaynesford. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Sir John Gaynesford. Enfield, 4 July 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 25.
25. Roger Mildewoode. To be one of the King's serjeants-at-arms, vice John Rote, deceased, with fees of 12d. a day. Ketelbye, 10 Oct 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 33.
26. Sir Thos. Seymour. Licence to alienate the lordship or manor of Inglesham, Berks, and lands in Inglesham and Nether Inglesham, Berks, and the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Inglesham; to Thos. Stephyns and Joan his wife, and the heirs and assigns of the said Thomas for ever. Westm., 20 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 8.
27. Walter Devereux, ld. Ferrers and Chertley. Licence to alienate the manor of Norton Ferrers and the hundred of Norton Ferrers, Somers., to Will. ld. Stourton. Westm., 20 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 35.
28. Will. Honnyng. Reversion of the next office that falls vacant among the four clerks of the Signet; the present four being John Godsalve, Will. Paget, Ric. Taverner, and Thos. Knyght. Westm., 20 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 37.
29. Erasmus Kyrkenar, the King's brigendarius. Writ to the treasurer and chamberlains of the Exchequer for the payment to the said Erasmus of the arrears of his wages of 10l. a year granted to him along with the said office by pat. 4 May 30 Hen. VIII. (See Vol. XIII., Pt. i., No. 1115 (6)). Westm., 21 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 5.
30. Asmus Kyrkener, armourer for the Royal Body. Writ to the treasurer and chamberlains of the Exchequer for the payment to the said Asmus of the arrears of the annuity of 10l. granted to him by pat. 5 Nov. 11 Hen. VIII. (See Vol. III., No. 529.) Westm., 21 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 5.
31. Will. Mariatt of Aston, Northt., yeoman, alias husbandman, alias drover. Protection for one year. York, 24 Sept. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 35.
32. Chr. Chapman, a yeoman of the Guard. To be keeper of the gaol in York Castle, and to have the herbage within the precinct of the same castle. Hull, 3 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Oct.— P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 34.
33. Geo Gryffyn, esquire of the Body. Annuity of 18l. 5s. Hull, 5 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.
34. Will. Cavendisshe. Licence to alienate the manors of Northawe and Cuffeley, Herts, and all his lands in Northawe and Cuffeley, with the rectory of Northawe and Cuffeley; and all lands in Cheshunt and Wormeley, Herts, called “Seynt Laurence in the Busshe,” to Geo. Cavendishe, John Sewester, John Huntyngton and Ric. Snowe, their heirs and assigns; to be by them re-granted, within 15 days after a marriage to be solemnised between the said William and Eliz. Parys, widow, to the said Will. Cavendishe and Elizabeth, and the heirs of the said William for ever. Westm., 24 Oct. Pat., 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 26.
35. Geo. Celye. Licence to alienate the manor, messuage, tenement, and farm of Estnewland, in the parish of St. Laurence, Essex, which belonged to the late monastery of St. John, Colchester, and were parcel of the lands of Thomas, late earl of Essex; to John Coker, sen., of Horsley, Essex, yeoman, and John Coker, his son, and the heirs and assigns of the latter for ever. Westm., 25 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 5.
36. Geo. Huntley, s. and h. apparent of John Huntley, a gentleman usher of the Chamber. Reversion of the office of keeper of Norlewood park, the warren called Mylbourne hethe, and the wood called Filmer, in the lordship of Thornebury, Glouc.; with wages of 4d. a day; now held by the said John, as a groom of the Chamber, for life by pat. 12 Feb. 14 Hen. VIII. Northampton, 23 July 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 39. Vacated on surrender 19 May 37 Hen. VIII., in order that a patent might be granted to Wm. Denys.
37. John Thressher, of Colyngborne, Wilts, husbandman. Reversal of outlawry, sued in the King's Bench by Edw. Rogers on a plea of trespass; the said John having surrendered to the Flete prison. Westm., 26 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 35.
38. Simon Clarkson, perpetual vicar of the parish church of Rotheram, York dioc. Licence to be non-resident for 10 years, so that he may preach the gospel throughout England either in Latin or in the vernacular tongue as he shall think most convenient to his audience. Hull, 3 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Oct. — P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 37. Rym. XIV., 736.
39. Sir Ric Long, a gentleman of the Privy Chamber. Grant (in exchange for the manor of Presteley, Beds, and other lands) of the chief messuage called Redyng Place, with all shops, cellars, &c., thereto belonging, now in the hands of the said Richard, and three other messuages (tenants named) in the parish of St. Andrew, near Baynardes Castell, in the ward of Castle Baynard, alias Castell Barnard, London, which belonged to Readyng mon., and are in the King's hands by the attainder of Hugh, the late abbot.
Also, the manor (and tithes thereon) of Lytleton, Glouc., which belonged to Malmesbury mon., Wilts. Ketilby, 10 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Oct.— P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 12.
40. Rob. Chester, a gentleman usher of the Chamber. Licence to alienate the manor of Westrede, of old called Alan de Rede, Herts, to John Bowles and Thos. Bowles, jun., s. and h. apparent of Ric. Bowles, s. and h. apparent of the said John, to hold to the said John and Thomas, their heirs and assigns for ever. Westm., 20 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 25.
41. Sir Edw. Bowghton. Licence to alienate lands in Plumsted, Kent, late parcel of the manor of Plumsted, which belonged to the late monastery of St. Augustine, near Canterbury; eight parcels of land and wood in Wykeham; and certain yearly rents from lands in Plumsted; to Sir Martin Bowes. Westm., 29 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 4.
42. Sir Martin Bowes. Licence to alienate a messuage and lands in Wolwyche, Kent, which belonged to the late monastery of St. Mary Overey, in Southwerke, and lands in Plumsted, Kent, which belonged to the late college or house of Acon, London; to Sir Edw. Boughton. Westm., 29 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 4.
43. Thos. Haidoke. Grant of the manor of Eland Redmayne and the lands in Eland Redmayne, Londesdale, Delacre, Myddelton, Hesham, Bolton in Londesdale, Rotherworth in Kendalle, Warton, Sherston, Hutton, Flokeboroughe in Londesdale, Sylverdale, and in Lancaster, or elsewhere in cos. Lanc., Yorks., Cumb., and Westmld., which belonged to Launcelot Laurence, dec., during the minority of Thos. Laurence, s. and h. of the said Lancelot, with wardship and marriage of the said heir. Westm., 29 Oct. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 39.
44. John Crayforde, S.T.P. Grant of the canonry or prebend in the collegiate church of St. Stephen by Westminster palace, void by the promotion of Will. Knyght, the King's chaplain, to the bishopric of Bath and Wells. Collyweston, 17 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 39.
45. Will. Enold, clk. Presentation to the perpetual vicarage of Rye, Sussex, void by death. Ketilby, 9 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 33.


  • 1. At Willington in Bedfordshire.
  • 2. Ellerker and Bowes.
  • 3. Dijon.
  • 4. See No. 910.
  • 5. This date, under which it is placed in the Spanish Calendar, is manifestly wrong.
  • 6. See No. 1238.
  • 7. William Paget.
  • 8. Written in continuation of the preceding, with heading, “En chiffre audit seigneur audit jour.”
  • 9. No. 1283.
  • 10. She is said to have died on Tuesday, 18 Oct. See Dict. Nat. Biog.