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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November 1541, 21–30
|21 Nov.||1362. The Privy Council.|
|Meeting at Westm., 21 Nov. Present: Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Winchester, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—John Hoddes, of Clay, Suff. (sic), explained what he did with certain forfeited money of Thos. Towley. Letter sent to Sir Wm. Musgrave touching the mastership of the ordnance at Carlisle.|
|21 Nov.||1363. Paget to Henry VIII.|
St. P., viii.
On the 20th inst., lord William and he came to the French Court, upon the advertisement of the Admiral, with whom they dined, and who afterwards presented them to the King. Describes conversation with the King, who, after talking of the Emperor's arrival in Africa, Barbarossa's embarking with 200 galleys, the surprise of Buda by the Turk, and the carrying of the Waywode's wife and son into Turkey (as lord William will declare), expressed his sorrow to hear of the miserable behaviour of the Queen, saying that his ambassador wrote that she had used herself wondrous lewdly with one Derram and with a gentleman of the Privy Chamber. (fn. 1) In return, gave an account of the affair as far as he knew it. The queen of Navarre also, after long discourse, of which lord William has notes, spoke of the Queen as the French king had done, and said she was glad to be able to declare the truth of it, for there had been (naming the Constable) and were yet (naming the cardinals (fn. 2) and the Chancellor, who gaped to be a cardinal) in this Court men who were glad to deprave the king of England's doings. She said she had lately reminded her brother how much he owed to Henry and yet what ear he had given to his (Henry's) enemies.
Six Spaniards who came out of Spain with the archbishop of Valaunce, who had fled to Avignon, to the bp. of Rome's legate, who rules there now that the French garrison is withdrawn, have lately been carried off by a band of men who entered the town by night, probably at the French king's command. Here is come from the king of Denmark his secretary, Petrus Suevius, and a gentleman called Hans Billez, with 30 servants, conducted by the Countie Glik, who went to Denmark with Guyene herald about midsummer. They arrived on the 15th inst. and were despatched the day Paget was presented. Hears they concluded a league offensive and defensive. Today arrived Sir Horacio de Fernesis, the bp. of Rome's son's son, to serve the French king. Thinks lord William has written of the duke of Lorraine's departure hence with his son, the duke of Barre, and his new wife, the duchess of Milan. Their entertainment here was but cold, as the house of Lorraine has lost credit. The French king's next progress will be into Picardy, but whether before or after Christmas is not known, and they bruit an interview with Henry and marriage between lady Mary and the duke of Orleans. Such news is here invented as needed; for instance, the French king gave as fresh news to be sent to Henry, touching the Emperor and Barbarossa, what he had openly told at table eight days ago. Indeed, the Emperor is in no such distress, and Barbarossa has about 60 galleys ready which threaten Sicily. Begs pardon for writing rashly in reproach of the French king's news. Melun, 21 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 6. Add. Endd.: ao xxxiijo.
MS., 597, p. 7.
2. Letter book copy of the preceding in the hand of Paget's clerk.
|21 Nov.||1364. Irish Bishoprics.|
Note that in Consistory, 21 Nov. 1541, “referente” card. Gambara, the Pope provided to the church of Mayo, in Ireland, void by the death of John Beus (Johannis Bei), Eugenius of the Order of Carmelites, professor of Theology. Tax 60 fl.
He provided to the church of Kilfenora (Finiborensis), in Ireland, void by the death of Maurice, John Buialam, abbot of the Cistercian monastery of St. Mary, “cum retentione obtentorum.”
Lat. Modern transcript from the Vatican.
|22 Nov.||1365. The Privy Council.|
|Meeting at Westm., 22 Nov. Present: Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Winchester, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Wriothesley, Sadler. No business recorded.|
|22 Nov.||1366. Marillac to Francis I.|
Relates the whole story of the Queen's case; her beauty and sweetness, and the King's affection for her; her proved amours with Durant, a poor gentleman of the household of her aunt, the old duchess of Norfolk, stepmother of the present Duke, before she was Queen; and presumptive amours with him afterwards (for he continued one of her chamber), and with Colpepre, who had been from childhood brought up in the King's chamber, and ordinarily shared his bed, and apparently wished to share the Queen's too, to judge by their manner of meeting at Lincoln and other places. Only a month ago a lady (fn. 3) who had been long in the said Duchess's house, told her brother (fn. 4) that she wondered at the King's taking for Queen one who had lived so incontinently before marriage. The brother, knowing that it would be high treason not to reveal such a thing within 24 hours, consulted a friend, and, by common advice, they revealed all to the archbishop of Canterbury; and he, by advice of the Chancellor and lord of Hertford, uncle of the young prince of Wales, wrote it out, and the morrow of All Saints, during the celebration of mass for the dead, presented the writing to the King at Hampton Court. The King consulted his Council, and the informers were, upon other pretexts, arrested and questioned. Durant, arrested by the lord Privy Seal, confessed; other witnesses told what they knew; the Queen, after denying all to Norfolk, confessed to the Archbishop; and Durant, to show his innocence since the marriage, said that Colpepre had succeeded him in the Queen's affections. Points out the surprising similarity to the case of the late Queen Anne, how Colpepre has succeeded Master Nourriz, who was in like favour with his master, and how the widow of the late lord of Rochefort conducted Colpepre's practices just as her late lord encouraged the adulteries of his sister, Queen Anne. As soon as the case was proved, proclamation was made at Hampton Court that she had forfeited her honour, and should be proceeded against by law, and was henceforth to be named no longer Queen, but only Katharine de Auvart. Lady Mary was then taken to Richmond, and thence to the young Prince, her brother. Soon after, the Queen was taken to Sion nunnery, where she remains in charge of her vice-chamberlain and almoner, with four ladies and a dozen servants. Meanwhile they have sent to Lincoln and other places where she was found with Colpepre, to have her solemnly judged, preparations are made to lodge her in the Tower, and Norfolk says she shall die, and specially because the King could not marry again while she lives. Colpepre's estates are distributed and he is in the Tower awaiting execution; as also is lady Rochefort, who all her life had the name to esteem her honour little, and has thus in her old age shown little amendment. The Queen's sister is released as innocent; she had been dismissed from her sister's chamber in favour of lady Rochefort. The woman who knew of Durant's matter and eight others are imprisoned for further examination, and it is presumed that worse is to come. Enlarges upon the scandal, of which people think more than they say. There is no talk of the King taking back Madame de Cleves.
Norfolk has come to complain that the marriage of Orleans and lady Mary is common bruit in France. Answered him that the world often spoke at random, and there was no great harm done if it took effect. He replied that a person of authority (fn. 5) had, at Guisnes, recounted to Wallop all their conversation at York, adding that the treaty should be concluded at Norfolk's coming, who had gone to his house, and praying Wallop to help towards a good issue a matter agreeable both to Francis and Orleans. Norfolk said this gave those who were jealous of him occasion to denounce him to the King as wishing to embrace all great affairs of state, and therefore to avoid suspicion, especially at the time of this trouble, he dare not do all the good offices he intended.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 11. Headed: London, 22 Nov. 1541.
|22 Nov.||1367. Aguilar and Granvelle to Charles V.|
Wrote on the 14th all that had occurred, and how the bp. of Fossombrone, the Pope's first Secretary and Datary, who was to be sent to France for the observance of the truce and the release of the abp. of Valencia, had actually left three days before; and that on the 11th the bp. had been instructed to speak to King Francis about the best means of promoting peace.
Substance of conferences with the Pope and Cardinals (1) on the Council, which he and the Cardinals thought needful to be held, but not in a German city, not even Trent, which, though suitable enough as being on the confines of Italy, was narrow and unhealthy. Some proposed Mantua, some Ferrara, but the writers objected to any place in Italy for fear of exasperating the Germans, and the Pope agreed that the place should be one to their satisfaction. Cambray was also suggested, but the writers asked, what if Francis refused to go thither? (2) as to reform of the clergy; (3) ratification of the Catholic league; (4) the Diet to be held at Spires, 14 Jan., for aid against the Turk, which was urgent as the Turk was expected to come next spring both by sea and land; (5) as to the creation of Cardinals, to redress the inequality of Imperial and French Cardinals. Ascanio Colonna. Return of the Pope from Hostia on the 18th. Rome, 22 Nov. 1541.
Modern copy from Simancas, pp. 42. See Spanish Calendar, VI, i., No. 208.
|23 Nov.||1368. The Privy Council.|
|Meeting at Westm., 23 Nov. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Winchester, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—“The forenoon the lords sat in the Sterrechawmber, and all the afternoon were with the King.”|
|23 Nov.||1369. Parliament.|
p. 1, m. 40d.
Writs of summons to the Parliament to meet at Westminster on 16 Jan. following. Westm., 23 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII.
They are addressed to the abps. of Canterbury and York, the bps. of London, Exeter, Ely, Durham, Bath and Wells, Co. and Lich., Worcester, Lincoln, Sarum, Chichester, Carlisle, Rochester, Winchester, St. David's, Norwich, Llandaff, Hereford, St. Asaph, Westminster, Gloucester, Peterborough, and Chester; the lord Chancellor; the dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk; the marquis of Dorset; the earls of Arundel, Oxford, Derby, Huntingdon, Sussex, Southampton, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Cumberland, Westmoreland, Rutland, Bridgwater, Hertford, and Bath; lord Russell, Gt. Admiral, and lords Delawarr, Mordaunt, Wentworth, Vaux, Mountjoy, Windsor, Maltravers, Monteagle, St. John, Clinton, Borough, Parr, Cromwell, Audeley (Touchet), Morley, Ferrers, Dacre of Gilsland, Zouche, Scrope of Bolton, Stourton, Latymer, Cobham, Sands, Lumley, Powis, and Wilton, Sir Edw. Montague, Sir John Spylman, Sir Walt. Luke, Sir Edm. Mervyn, Sir John Baldwyn, Sir Wm. Shelley, Sir Thos. Willoughby, Sir Chr. Jenney, Sir Ric. Lyster, chief Baron, John Hynde, King's serjeant, Humph. Browne, King's serjeant, Thos. Bromley, King's serjeant, Wm. Portman, King's serjeant, Wm. Whorwood, King's attorney, Hen. Bradshaw, King's solicitor, Robt. Southwell, M.R., the sheriffs of counties and cities (named), constable of Dover castle (to summon two barons for each of the Cinque Ports), the chancellor of the county palatine of Lancaster (to return two citizens of each city within the county), the Deputy and Council of Calais (to return one burgess) with concurrent writ to mayor and burgesses. The sheriff of Carnarvon to return one knight for the county and one burgess for the shire town; with similar writs to the sheriffs of Radnor, Montgomery, Cardigan, Pembroke, Glamorgan, Monmouth (which is to return two knights for the county and one burgess for the borough), Denbigh, Carmarthen, Brecknock, Anglesea, and Flint. The sheriff of Merioneth to return one knight for the county.
364, f. 19.
|2. Copy of the summons to Wm. earl of Arundel. Westm., 23 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII.|
|23 Nov.||1370. Henry VIII. to Tristram Teshe.|
Having given Dame Elizabeth Nevell, widow, late the wife of Sir John Nevyll, attainted, the goods of her late husband less the expense of carrying him hither and thither again, orders him to hand them over to her, together with an obligation which he holds for payment of 26l. 13s. 4d. Westm., 23 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Signed at the head with the Stamp. And at the foot by the Council, viz., Norfolk, Suffolk, Southampton, Sussex, Hertford, Russell, Browne, Wyngfeld, Wriothesley, and Sadler.
P. 1. Add. Sealed.
|23 Nov.||1371. Thomas Culpeper.|
Inventory of household stuff of Thos. Culpeper, esq., the younger, at Penshurst, in custody of Jasper Culpeper, his servant, 23 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII., viz., a bedstead with sparvers, &c.; buttery stuff, as tablecloths, pewter pots, &c., cushions, and platters, saucers, &c.
|23 Nov.||1372. Francis I. to Marillac.|
Has received his letters of the 14th inst., and afterwards those of the 11th, of the language held to him touching the marriage spoken of in the North (effect recited). As Francis has a secret treaty with the Emperor not to treat with England without each other's knowledge, (fn. 6) which Marillac is to mention to no person living, if the King of England did not wish to conclude (of which there is some presumption from his demanding a power which is as yet unnecessary and refusing letters of credence) he could not get a better way to completely sever Francis from the Emperor than by showing that Francis had given a power to treat with him. And Francis thinks the Emperor would give much for such an occasion; at least, this obstacle to his treating with them openly would be removed. But, to obviate all that, will send two powers, one pure and ample, the other with conditions. If Marillac sees that they really mean to proceed he shall show the first, but not allow a copy to be taken: and if there appears to be dissimulation he shall show the other, in order to test their intention. This affair is to be secret and discovered to as few persons as possible.
Approves his reasons given in cipher for the King of England taking back the sister of M. de Cleves; but it seems by his last letter that the King does not intend to marry again. Is sorry for Henry's grief and will shortly send a gentleman to condole with him.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 3. Headed.: Fontainebleau, 23 Nov. 1541.
|23 Nov.||1373. Richard Hilles to Henry Bullinger.|
Dated Strasburg, 23 Nov. 1541.
Received his very gratifying letter on 20 Nov. Is sorry he sent Falckner the cloth as he is troubled at having so much, &c. If Falckner sends it back would like him to send with it three reams of the best paper manufactured by Froschover. If he has better quality than that of the present sheet wants two or three reams more for Miles Coverdale and the other Englishmen here. Will pay Froschover or Falckner for it at next fair, &c.
Sends some maxims on which he would like to have Bullinger's opinion when he sees him. Thank Falckner for the butter. Acknowledged in his last the letter by the Frenchman Von Homberg. Sends by bearer a quart of fenugreek. My wife salutes yours. God keep you from the pestilence.
P.S.—Has sent the fenugreek to Basle to John Burcher an Englishman, at the house of Master Myconius or Isengrinius.
|24 Nov.||1374. The Privy Council.|
|Meeting at Westm., 24 Nov. Present: Abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Winchester, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:— John Grevell brought up for a “heinous offence” gave his recognisance (cited) to attend the Council daily until dismissed. Warrant dated 15 Nov., stamped, for 51l. 5s. 8d. to Ric. Musgrave, captain of the Northern soldiers at Guisnes, for their wages. Warrant stamped to Tristram Tesshe to deliver Dame Eliz. Nevell all Sir John Nevell's goods, deducting the expense of conveying him hither and back. Letters signed to Calais and Ireland.|
|25, 26 Nov.||1375. The Privy Council.|
Meeting at Westm., 25 Nov. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Winchester, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—John Cheney, son and heir of Sir Thos. Cheyney, lord warden of the Cinque Ports, accused his father of treason, but could allege nothing save that “he had images in his chapel”; and as the accusation seemed to proceed “rather of pride than of any just matter” he was committed to the Tower.
Meeting at Westm., 26 Nov. Present: The same. No business recorded.
|26 Nov.||1376. [Sir] John Dudley to the Earl of Rutland.|
Com.), i. 28.
The King, thank God, is well, “being not a little troubled with this great affair.” At your departing from Court these things which be revealed were “far out of your expectation and mine,” but all true subjects are bound to thank God that “these sudden miseries was so soon revealed.” The Court, 26 Nov. Signed.
Add.: At Belvoir.
|26 Nov.||1377. John bishop of Chester to Henry VIII.|
Thanks for committing to him, first the cure spiritual of Bangour, and now of Chester. Though the King at Lekyngfelde, to help him with his first fruits, promised him the revenues of Bangour up to Michaelmas last, which by custom are not levyable until 3 Nov., his agents are refused the payment unless they can show the King's letters. Knows not whether this is by command of the bishop elect (fn. 7) or not. For lack of doctrine and preaching the inhabitants of Chester diocese are much behind the King's subjects of the south. Popish idolatry is like the longer to continue by reason that divers colleges and places, claiming to be exempt from the bishop, have, in accordance with the proclamations, taken down the idols and images accustomed to be worshipped, but keep them and suffer the ignorant people to offer as before. Desires authority to act in all places whether exempt or not. Chester, 26 Nov. Signed: John Chestr.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.: The bishop of Chester to the K. Majesty, 26 Decemb. (sic) 1541.
|26 Nov.||1378. Cardinal Beton to the Secretary of Scotland.|
1,818, f. 1.
Thanks for writings by Rathray. This King sends this ambassador (fn. 8) to spy how things stand touching English fortifications on the Borders. He should be despatched hastily. Can get no answer from the Pope as to the “contribution,” but expects the matter of Melrose to be sped. Both Mons. and Madame la Daulphin favour the matter of Mademoiselle of Albany and the master of Montrose. Paris, 26 Nov.
See Vol. xiv,, Part ii., No. 592, where this letter is misplaced in 1539.
|27 Nov.||1379. The Privy Council.|
Meeting at Westm., 27 Dec. (sic). Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Winchester, Comptroller Mr. of Horse, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—Command to Mr. Skevinton to deliver to Sir Thos. Wharton, the artillery provided for Carlisle castle, then in custody of Sir Wm. Musgrave.
Meeting at Westm., 27 Nov. Present as above (repeated). Business:— Letter directed to the Deputy of Calais to excuse his servant Ant. Rastholde's staying here beyond his licence by reason of his wife's examination.
|28 Nov.||1380. The Privy Council.|
|Meeting at Westm., 28 Nov. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Winchester, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—Warrant stamped for Tuke to pay John Tregonwell 42l. 10s. laid out in his journey to Plymouth with the King's commission.|
|29 Nov.||1381. The Privy Council.|
|Meeting at Westm., 29 Nov. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Winchester, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—Warrant stamped to Tuke to pay Winchester 19l. which he had disbursed for his transportation at his return from the Emperor.|
|29 Nov.||1382. Henry Olisleger, Vice - Chancellor of Cleves, to Southampton.|
St. P., i. 714.
As he is one whom the Duke of Cleves and his sister specially trust, begs him to favour her affairs. Duysseldorff, 29 Nov. 1541.
Hol., p. 1. French. Add.: lord Privy Seal.
|29 Nov.||1383. France and Denmark.|
Treaty offensive and defensive between Francis I. of France and Christian III. of Denmark and Norway, made by commissioners, viz., Card. Tournon, Chancellor Poyet, Admiral Brion, and Marshal d'Annebault, for France; and Eschillus Bilde, knight, Peter Suavenius, and Eric Krabbe, for Denmark. Fontainebleau, 29 Nov. 1541.
|30 Nov.||1384. The Privy Council.|
|Meeting at Westm., 30 Nov. Present: Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Winchester, Comptroller, Wriothesley. Business:— Letter devised to the town of Sowtholde for “remedy of mariners pressed to strangers' ships, to the disfurnishing of the town, in the time of their voyage to Iseland.”|
|30 Nov.||1385. Katharine Howard and the Duchess of Norfolk.|
30 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII.:—Kath. Tylney, examined whether the duchess dowager of Norfolk was privy to the familiarity between the Queen and Derham, says she thinks the Duchess only knew that there was love between them. Once she found Derham embracing Mrs. Katharine Howard in his arms and kissing her, and thereat was much offended and gave Derham a blow, and also beat the Queen and gave Joan Bowmar a blow because she was present. When Derham was wanted the Duchess would say, “I warrant you if you seek him in Katharine Howard's chamber ye shall find him there.” After the Queen went to Court the Duchess said Derham was now always asking leave to go. The Duchess did not know of Derham's going to Ireland; for when Katharine Howard, then one of the maidens in the Court, came to see her she asked if she knew where he was, and Katherine answered she knew not. Signed.
Pp. 2, with original foliation, ff. 21, 22.
|30 Nov.||1386. The Admiral of France to Marillac.|
As the King is writing fully, will only add that he thinks coolness is requisite in this affair. There is little news of the Emperor and his journey, except that his people everywhere make processions and prayers for him and become less arrogant. Probably things are not turning out as he desires.
French. Modern transcript, p. 1. Headed: 30 Nov. 1541.
|30 Nov.||1387. Henry Olisleger to Cranmer.|
St. P., i. 716.
Commends the cause of the lady Anne, sister of his Prince, to him, as to one whose zeal for the good of Christendom and advancement of England is everywhere known. Duysseldorpii, pridie calend. Decembris 1541. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
|Nov.||1388. Wallop to the Council.|
Now at the return of Mr. Wingfeld and Mr. Lambert, with their petty captains and standard bearers, to the Court, Wallop highly commends them for their “honest behaviours” in overseeing the workmen, and training them in feats of war on the holydays. The King could not have chosen better men than these and the two captains, (fn. 9) with their petty captains and standard bearers, that remain here. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: “A letter from Mr. Wallop in Novemb. xxxiij.”
|Nov.||1389. The Queen's Jewels.|
559, f. 55.
Inventory of jewels given by the King to Queen Katharine Howard at the time of the solemnization of their marriage, and delivered, “by his Grace's commandment, by Nicholas Bristowe, his Highness' clerk, to Anne Herbert safely to keep the same,” July 32 Hen. VIII. Added in another hand:—All which jewels the said Mrs. Harbert re-delivered to Mrs. Tyrwyt, at Ampthill, at the King's being there in Sept. 32 Hen. VIII.; and afterward, in Dec. 32 Hen. VIII., Mrs. Tyrwyt re-delivered them to Mrs. Harbert, who is charged with them “by this book.”
“Habulyments”:—An “upper habiliment of goldsmith's work enamelled and garnished with vij. fair diamonds, vij. fair rubies, and vij. fair pearls.” And seven other similar items.
Habiliments given by the King at Hampton Court at New Year's tide ao xxxijo, viz., an upper habiliment containing eight diamonds and seven rubies; and two other items.
“Squares and carcanes”:—A “carcane for the neck, of goldsmith's work, wherein is set in gold vj. very fair table diamonds, and v. very fair rubies, and betwixt every of the same stones is two fair pearls containing in the whole xxiiij.” A square containing 27 table diamonds and 26 clusters of pearls, six in a cluster. And ten other items, opposite two of which is the marginal note (in another hand) that “the goldsmith's work of the said two squares is put into broken gold by the Queen”; and opposite another (viz., a “partlett or collar” containing 16 diamonds, &c.) the note “x. of the same diamonds set in a sipher by the Queen, which the King hath taken into his own hands mens. Novembr. ao regni sui xxxiijo.”
Given by the King at New Year's tide ao 32°, one square containing 33 diamonds and 60 rubies with an edge of pearl.
Stones and pearls:—“Two laces containing xxvij. fair table diamonds and clviij. fair pearls.” And 14 other items, the last of which (viz., “a rope of fair large pearl containing cc. pearls”) is marked as given to the Queen at Hampton Court in Dec. ao 32°.
Given to the Queen at Hampton Court in January ao 32°:—“A muffler of black velvet furred with sables containing xxxviij. rubies and vclxxij. pearls, betwixt every row certain small chains of gold, with also a chain to hang the same muffler by containing xxx. pearls.”
“Brooches, oochis, crosses, and hachis, and other rich jewels”:—“One fair brooch of gold enamelled with white having a border of antique boys about the same, with a very fair square diamond holden by a man whose coat and boots are enamelled with blue, and a king, crowned, with a sceptre in his hand at th'one end thereof, and v. persons mo standing behind the same with scriptures over their heads, with the King's words under the said brooch.” And 30 other items likewise minutely described, one of them marked in the margin as given by the Queen to the lady Surre, and another to lady Elizabeth, the King's daughter, the former being of “very small” diamonds and rubies, and the latter “little thing worth.”
Given by the King at More in Oct. ao 32°:—A gold brooch with 35 small diamonds and 18 rubies “with three persons and two horses in the same being the story of Noye.”
Given by the King at Hampton Court at Christmas ao 32°:—A Jesus of gold containing xxxij. diamonds having three pearls hanging at the same.”
Girdles:—17 girdles of gold or goldsmith's work minutely described. One of them marked as given by the Queen to lady Baynton at New Year's tide, ao 32°; three others as given by the King at the More in October ao 32°; and the last as given at New Year's tide ao 32°.
Beads:—23 pairs of beads minutely described, with crosses, pillars, and tassels attached. One is marked as given by the Queen to lady Elizabeth, the King's daughter; another “to the lady Carew, late Mrs. Norrys, against her marriage”; another as sent to lady Rutland for a token; and another given (with the pillar reserved) to lady Margaret Douglas at New Year's tide ao xxxijo: Two of them were given by the King at the More in October and two at Oatlands in December ao 32°.
Chains:—Eight chains of gold minutely described, one of which (given at New Year's tide ao 32°) is wanting.
Tablets and books:—A “tablet of gold with a border of antique about the same having x. emeralds, and upon th'one side thereof is an antique man standing in red, and upon th'other side an antique man riding upon a lion, having also one pearl hanging at the same. A “book of gold enamelled, wherein is a clock, upon every side of which book is three diamonds, a little man standing upon one of them, four turquoises, and three rubies, with a little chain of gold hanging at it enamelled blue.” A “purse of gold enamelled red, containing viij. diamonds set in goldsmith's work, with also hinges and button of wire gold.” In all 15 items, three of which were given at New Year and the last in March ao 32°. The purse and book above described and three of the tablets are marked as taken by the King into his own hands in November ao 33°. Another item (viz., “a pomander of gold wherein is a clock enamelled with divers colours, garnished with xij. small rubies, having a chain of gold hanging at it, containing viij. pieces of gold of one fashion enamelled black, garnished with xvj. small rubies and xvj. small turquoises, xxiiij. small pieces of gold, and xxxij. pearls in links of gold in the same chain”) was given by the Queen to lady Mary, the King's daughter, at Pomfret, “reserving the chain.”
Large paper, pp. 24. Signed in many places by Bristowe.
|1390. Intelligence [obtained by Chapuys].|
VI. i., No. 223.
The French ambassador, by his master's command, though seemingly in his own name, has suggested to the duke of Norfolk a marriage between the duke of Orleans and the princess Mary, which Norfolk approving has communicated to the King. The King also thinks it advantageous for his daughter, but has told the ambassador, through the Duke, that it was useless to speak of it till he had full powers to discuss preliminaries; when the King would be glad to forget old quarrels. After the ambassador had written home, he received a letter from his King instructing him to say that he had communicated on the subject with the Admiral of France, who had informed Francis, and Francis approved, but wished first to be informed (1) in what quality and under what title the Princess would be given in marriage; (2) what advantages he himself would gain by it, implying the total or partial extinction of debts and pensions due to England. Meanwhile he begged that the negotiations be kept a profound secret.
After this was communicated to the duke of Norfolk, he delayed answering it a long time, and at last said, that notwithstanding long conferences with the King, who had always been well inclined to the alliance, he could give no decided answer as to the quality of the Princess until the fathers of the two contracting parties had agreed upon the other conditions, viz., the dower, the marriage portion, &c., the Duke saying, as if of himself, that the legitimisation of the Princess would present no difficulty, as of course it would be insisted on by France, though, in his opinion, as long as the prince of Wales and other children the King might have, male or female, except Anne Boleyn's daughter, lived, they would be preferred to her in the succession; and as to the dower, &c., his master wished first to see the ambassador's powers. The ambassador has undertaken to send home the substance of the Duke's answer. Meanwhile, many difficulties stand in the way of the marriage. “Premiers que le duc d'Orleans est trop grand seigneur pour respect du dict Engleterre, que du costé d'Engleterre on ne vouldroit guerres donner à la dite princesse, mais la payer de faveur.” As to the Princess's legitimisation, the French will never allow her claims to be postponed to those of the King's other children, with the sole exclusion of Anne Boleyn's daughter, especially as to immovable property and chattels. As to the succession to the Crown, Parliament will not willingly consent to the Princess ever having it, as some time ago it was expressly forbidden by statute to call her mother otherwise than lady Katharine. The king of England, on the other hand, wishes to know beforehand how the French intend treating the duke of Orleans. No more has been done since September last, except that Francis has ordered his ambassador to inquire what Henry thinks of the case of Cesare Fragoso and Rincon, and whether he approves of his conduct in that affair and in having ordered the arrest of the abp. of Valence. Without an answer to these questions Francis apparently declines to treat of the marriage. Henry at first excused himself from answering by saying that Francis is doubtless better versed in those affairs than himself, but being pressed to state his opinion, he says he knew not how Rincon, who is a Spaniard, could have sinned against his sovereign; and as to Fragoso, who, according to the ambassador, was neither the Emperor's subject nor his, vassal, he found his apprehension rather strange.
Francis is spreading the rumour that the Emperor is making this journey because he is unable to resist the Turk, and because he knows the French king's towns to be so well provided that he dare not touch them; and that the Emperor has sought his friendship, suggesting an interview, but he would do nothing without the king of England's counsel.
Original at Vienna.
|1391. Grants in November 1541.|
|Nov./Grants.||1. Ric. Ingram. Licence to alienate lands in Alborne, Wilts, in the tenures of Ric. Shepard and James Gwylles, parcel of the possessions of the late priory of Southwyk, Hants; to John Godard, of Upham. Westm., 1 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 8.|
2. The dean and chapter of the church of Christ and St Mary, Burton-upon-Trent. Grant, in frank-almoigne, of the lordship or manor of Burton-upon-Trent, both within and without the co. of Stafford; the park called Seny parke, three miles in circuit, in the parish of Burton, Staff.; the manors of Bramston, Streton, Horninglowe, Wightmere, Anseley, and Ytum (sic), Staff.; Wynshull, Stapenhull, Caldwall, Magna and Parva Overa, Fynderna, and Derby, Derb.; Adestre, Warw.; and Appulby, Leic.; which belonged to the late monastery of St. Mary and St. Modwenna, Burton-upon-Trent; with appurtenances in Burton-upon-Trent, Pankarage, Brewode, Stone, Leigh, Rowleston, and Ylum, Staff.; Burton, Stapenhull, Magna Overa, Willington, Tykenall, and Derby, Derb.; Alderstre, Warw.; and Appulby, Leic. The grange of Hunsedon, in Thorp, Derb.; and messuages in the parish of St. Sepulchre, in the suburbs of London. The rectories and churches of Burton, Bromley, alias Hurst, Staff.; Stapenhull, Magna and Parva Overa, Fynderna, Derb.; and Aldestre, Warw.; and the chapels of Caldon, Shene, and Okover, Staff. Tithes, glebes, pensions, &c., in Burton, Bramston, Streton, Horninglowe, Wightmer, Bramley, Hurst, Newton, Blythfeld, Ylum, Caldon, Shene, and Okover, Staff.; Wynshull, Stapenhull, Newhall, Staunton Ward, Drakelowe, Caldwall, Magna and Parva Overa, and Fynderna, Derb.; and Aldestre, Warw. Pensions or yearly rents of 3l. 6s. 8d. from the rectory of Leigh, Staff.; 5s. from the rectory of Ridware Hampstall; of 14s. from the rectory of Grendon; and 14s. 4d. from the rectory and church of Blower. All advowsons of churches, chantries, and chapels which belonged to the said late monastery; and all the monastery lands in Burton, Penkerige, Brewode, Dorlaston juxta Stone, Leigh, Bramston, Stretton, Horninglowe, Wightmere, Anseley, Hampstall, Blithfeld, Ylum, Grendon, Blower, and Okever, Staff.; and in Wynshull, Stapenhull, Newhall, Staunton Ward, Drakelowe, Caldwall, Magna and Parva Overa, Fynderna, Willington, Potloke, Tyknall, Derby, and Thorp, Derb.; Aldestre, Warw.; and Appulby, Leic. All which premises belonged to the late monastery of Burton. To hold by a yearly rent of 63l. 2s. 4d. in lieu of tenths and first fruits.
Also, release to Will. Edys, now dean, and John Rudde, S.T.B., James Townley, S.T.B., Rob. More, S.T.B., and Roger Bull, clk., of the first fruits and tenths chargeable on their several portions.
The grant is burdened with certain specified pensions, stipends, fees to officers, &c. Lekenfeld, 8 Sept. 33 Hen. VIII.—P.S. (Date of delivery and most of the commencement illegible, and a portion torn off and missing.) Westm., 3 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, ms. 10–13.
|3. Sir Edm. Knevet and Anne his wife. Licence to alienate lands in Thomeston, Gryston, Watton, Tottyngton, and Merton, Norf., to Edm. Grey and Elizabeth his wife. Westm., 3 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 43.|
|4. Ric. Codyngton, of Ipworth, Suff. Licence to alienate lands in Walsham, Suff., to Geo. Wryght. Westm., 3 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 4.|
|5. John Smythe, a yeoman of the Chamber. To be bailiff and custos of that part of the manor of Cottingham and Hesell, Yorks., and of the woods and park there, which belonged to the duke of Richmond and Somerset; with fees of 3l. and 20d. a year, and pasture for two horses in the King's part of Cottingham park; on surrender of pat. 2 April 28 Hen. VIII. granting the same to Rob. Metcalf. Thornton, 6 Oct, 33 Hen. VIII. Del Westm., 3 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 36.|
|6. Arthur bp. of Bangor. Licence to hold, in addition to his bishopric, the rectories of Lan Dewsant and St. Tegvan, the prebend of Clunock Parva, the moiety of the rectory of Lan Denam, Bangor dioc., being a prebend in St. Asaph's cathedral, and the rectory of St. James next Garlick Hyve, London; for three years. Ampthill, 23 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Nov.—P.S.|
|7. The bishopric of Bangor. Congé d'élire to the dean and chapter of the cathedral church of Bangor on the translation of the last bishop to the see of Chester. Ampthill, 23 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Nov.—P.S.|
|8. John Holme. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Will. Holme. Hampton Court, 31 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 34.|
|9. Thos. Hall, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Hoskirke, in the marches of Calais, Terouenne dioc., vice Rob. Harvey attainted. Addressed to Thos. abp. of Canterbury, Primate. Hampton Court, 31 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Nov.— P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 33.|
|10. Ric. Smyth, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Parva Steping, Linc. dioc., vice Rob. Harvey, attainted. Hull, 2 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Nov. —P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 37.|
|11. Jevan ap Owen, of Arustley, Montgomery, marches of Wales. Pardon for having feloniously received Rece ap Jevan Lloyd, of Arustley, and David ap John ap Guillam, of Arustley, knowing that they had broken and entered the close of one Philip ap Bedoo Dee, at Guerthrenyon, Radnor, marches of Wales, and stolen 2 oxen of the said Philip. Ampthill, 21 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 5 Nov.— P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 10.|
|12. Northamptonshire: Rob. Chauntrell, John Barnard, Edw. Osborne, and Thos. Andrewes. Commission to make inquisition on the lands and heir of Will. Saunders. Westm., 5 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 1d.|
|13. James Fouljambe. Livery of lands and s. and h. of Sir Godfrey Foljambe, Hampton Court, 5 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 14.|
|14. Ric. Maddox, officer of the King's pantry. To be door ward or keeper of the gates of Conwey, Carnarvon, vice Griffith Lewes, dec., with fees of 4d. a day. York, 19 Sept. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 39.|
|15. Edm. Pekham. Licence to alienate the manor or lordship of Stoweley alias Stewkeley, and the farm or grange called Stewcley graunge, Bucks, which belonged to the late monastery of Woborne, Beds, and all other lands of Woborne, in Stewcley alias Stewkeley, to Thos. Doncombe. Westm., 7 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 8.|
|16. Rob. Coirre, Ric. Taylour, Will. Angull, Will. Tayngate, Will. Yonge, Albanus Jenkis, Rob. Manby, Will. Wellis, Laurence Thistell, Hen. Creswell, Thos. Petit, Rob. Benkis, and Roger Deane. Licence to found a fraternity or guild of themselves and others, men and women, in the church of Holy Trinity in Kingston-upon-Hull, who shall elect from among themselves yearly two wardens or master mariners, burgesses of the said town; with mortmain licence to the said guild, when founded, to acquire lands to the yearly value of 10l. Hull, 5 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 32.|
|17. Ralph Tapping, servant of the King's vestibule. Grant of the free chapel of St. Michael, near Warwick, vice Ric. Manchester, dec. Westm. Palace, 8 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 31.|
|18. Helen Page alias Clerk, of Kedby, in Lyndesey, Linc., spinster. Pardon (at the request of queen Katherine) for all felonies committed by her from 12 Sept. 32 Hen. VIII. to 10 Aug. following. Carleton, 12 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 8 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 10.|
|19. Thos. Warr. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Sir Ric. Warr. Westm. Palace, 7 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Nov. —P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 26.|
|20. Sir Humph. Forster esquire of the Body. To be warden of Fremantyll park, Hants; with the fees allowed for that office in the time of Edw. III., and such as Thos. Brandon, or Will. ld. Sandes enjoyed in the same, out of the issues of co. Hants, and 5 marks a year to defray the expense of supplying the deer with water in summer; on surrender by the said Humphrey of pat. 9 May 32 Hen. VIII., which is found invalid, granting the office to the said Humphrey and Will. ld. Sandes, now dec. Slyforde, 13 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 28.|
|21. Ric. Wylkynson and Thos. Drakys. Licence to alienate a messuage in Stevynton, Yorks.; a messuage in Estburn, Yorks.; a messuage and garden in Glusburn, Yorks.; the lands called “Priours Leez” in Sutton, Yorks.; a messuage and tenement in Kyldewyke, which belonged to the late priory of Bolton, Yorks.; a cottage in Byngley, Yorks., which belonged to the late priory of Draxe, and 14s. rent in Glusburn, Sutton, and Kyldewyke; to Thos. Roper. Westm., 10 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 7.|
|22. Ric. Wylkynson and Thos. Drakys. Licence to alienate certain lands, &c., in Kyldewyke, Yorks., with a third part of the lordship and manor of Kyldewyke, which belonged to the late priory of Bolton, Yorks., to Rob. Dean. Westm., 10 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 7.|
|23. Sir Ric. Long, a gentleman of the Privy Chamber. Licence to grant the manors of Filloshall and Coggeshall, Essex; the commandry of Shingay alias Shenggey, and the manors of Duxforthe, Temple Crawden, Arington, and Wendye, Camb.; the manors of Hardwyke and Pylling, Beds; and 500 messuages, 6 mills, 7,000 ac. of land, 4,000 ac. of meadow, &c. in Magna and Parva Coggeshall, Fering, Esterforde, and Kelden, Essex, and in Shingay, Arrington, Wendy, Foxston, Abington, Comveiton, Dridreton, Steple Mordon, Gilde Mordon, Duxforth, Temple Crawden, Clopton, and Whimpill, Camb., and in Hardwyke, Pilling, Clyfton, Shefforde, Stepinglegh, Mylbroke, Tyngrith, Sylsowe, and Gretforde, Beds; and the rectories and advowsons of vicarages of Sawston and Wendy, Cambs.; and all other lands in Essex, Cambs. and Beds, which he holds of the Crown in chief:—To Margaret Kytson, widow, late wife of Sir Thos. Kytson, alderman of London, deceased, whom he, the said Sir Richard, intends to marry; for term of her life; rent free. Westm. Palace, 9 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Nov.—P.S.|
|24. Thos. Saxby, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Pokebroke, Linc. dioc., void by death. Colliweston, 2 Aug. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Nov.— P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 28.|
|25. Nottinghamshire: Sir John Byron, Sir Hen. Sutton, and Sir Will. Newnam. Commission to make inquisition on the lands and heir of Hen. Hatfyld. Westm., 10 Nov.—Pat. 33 Hen. VIII, p. 4, m. 1d.|
|26. Will. Fynche and Katherine his wife. Grant of the manor of Borowe Mershe, alias Burmershe, Kent, belonging to the late monastery of St. Augustine without Canterbury; and all the monastery lands in Borowmershe. Hampton Court, 2 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 9.|
|27. Frodesham. Inspeximus and confirmation to the burgesses, of charter 14 Nov. 13 Ric. II., inspecting and confirming a charter of Ranulph, formerly earl of Chester, to the said borough. Westm., 11 Nov.—Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 2.|
|28. John Willesdon, a yeoman usher of the Chamber. To be bailiff of the town of Apsham, Devon, with the “Cravenershipp” and “Sellerage” af the said town and port, as held by Will. Roolte. Westm., Palace, 9 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 33.|
|29. Rob. Dighton of Stirton, Linc. Licence to alienate lands in Spanby, Skrekington and Billingburgh, Linc., which belonged to Borne mon., and were granted to him by pat. 23 July 32 Hen. VIII., to Laurence Sturtibant. Westm., 14 Nov.— Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 6.|
|30. Edw. Elryngton. To be ranger of Waltham forest, Essex, with fees of 6d. a day, &c., as held by Will. Rolt, dec. Westm. Palace, 9 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 33.|
31. Thos. Paston. Grant, in fee, of the late priory of Binham, Norf.; the manors of Binham, Barney, Thirsforde, Walsingham Magna, Darsyngham, Welles, Edgefelde, Gunthorpe, and Riboroughe, Norf.; the rectories of Binham, Barney, and Darsingham, Norf.; and the reversions and rents reserved upon certain leases of portions of the premises; the advowsons of the vicarages of Binham, Barney, and Darsingham, and of the rectories of Parva Riboroughe, Westlee, and Edgefelde, Norf.; certain pensions payable by the rectors of Edgefeld, Walsingham Magna, and Riborough Magna and Parva, Norf.; a portion of tithes in Saxlingham, Norf., and a pension payable by the rector of Saxlingham; a pension issuing from the rectory of Wighton, Norf.; and other pensions payable by the rectors of Sanderingham, Welles next the Sea, and Ingoldesthorpe, Norf.; a pension in Toftes, Norf., which the late prior of Lewes used to pay; and other pensions payable by the rector of Westlee, Norf., and the vicar of Barney, Norf. All which belonged to Binham priory. To hold by certain stated rents for the several parcels.
On surrender of pat. 3 Dec. 30 Hen. VIII., (fn. 10) being a grant to Thos. Paston, a gentleman of the Privy Chamber, in tail male. Westm. Palace, 7 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, ms. 17–20.
|32. Laurence Serle. To be one of King's serjeants-at-arms, with fees of 12d. a day, vice Ric. Keyes, resigned. Westm. Palace, 8 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 32.|
|33. Thos. Hale. To be groom of the King's tents, hales, and pavilions, with fees of 6d. a day. Westm. Palace, 12 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 15 Nov.— P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 32.|
|34. John Bridges. To be yeoman of the King's tents, hales, and pavilions, vice — (blank) Longman, with fees of 10l. a year. Westm. Palace, 12 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 32.|
|35. Nic. Sendall of London, gunner. To be a gunner in the port or town of Lestofte, Norf. (sic), with fees of 6d. a day. Westm. Palace, 14 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Nov.—P.S. Pat., p. 9, m. 33.|
For Bernardin de Valoes, gunner, a servant of the King, and native of Piedmont.
John Hart, gunner, a servant of the King, and native of Luca.
Will. Cassall, of Lincoln, jailor, a native of Cologne; wife and five children English.
Del. Westm., 15 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. —S.B.
|37. John Banaster. Licence to alienate two messuages or tenements in Charter House Lane, London, to Rob. Perey of London. Westm., 16 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 34.|
|38. Andrew Yelman. Lease of the manor or lordship of Wrexall in the Isle of Wight, Hants; for 21 years at 23l. 19½d. rent. Westm. Palace, 8 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 8.|
|39. Isabella Ashe, widow, and John Mawdley. Annuity of 19l. issuing from the lands and tenements in Compton Crosse, Burnham, and Ashe next Roos, Somers. and Heref., which belonged to John Ashe, deceased; during the minority of John Ashe, s. and h. of the said John; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Enfield, 1 July 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Nov.—P.S. Pat., p. 5, m. 35.|
|40. Thos. Worsley, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Crowle, Linc. dioc., void by death. Ampthill, 23 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Nov.— P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 32.|
|41. John Fyssher, clk. To be keeper, master, or governor of the house or hospital of St. Michael, Warwick. Westm. Palace, 14 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 33.|
|42. John Hycklyng, a yeoman of the Guard. To be bailiff and rent collector of the lordship or manor and hundred of Talcetor, Northt., which came to the King's hands by the forfeiture of Ric. Fermor, and of all other lands in Grymscote in the lordship of Colhygham, Northt., in the King's hands by the forfeiture of John Mantell, with fees of 7l. 6s. 8d. and other emoluments. Westm. Palace, 10 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Nov.— P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.|
|43. Benedict Kelligrewe, a page of the Chamber. To be harbourmaster (“havenator”) of the duchy of Cornwall, or keeper of the ports in cos. Cornw. and Devon, belonging to the said duchy, with fees of 10 marks a year; the office being now held by John Thomas, a serjeant-at-arms, by virtue of pat. 22 July 9 Hen. VIII., and the reversion on his death belonging to Thos. Vowell, a gentleman usher of the Chamber by virtue of pat. 30 April 25 Hen. VIII. Hampton Court, 5 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 33.|
|44. John Pope, bachelor of law. Presentation to the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Sutterton, Linc.; the right of presentation, hac vice, having been made over to the crown by Hen. Sapcote of Lincoln and John Sapcote, clk., to whom it was granted by the late abbot and the convent of Croyland. Westm. Palace, 16 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 10.|
|45. Ant. Cave of Tickford, Bucks. Inipeximus and confirmation of an indenture made the last day of April 33 Hen. VIII. between Master John Olyver D.C.L., dean of the King's College, Oxford, commonly called “King Henry the Eight his Colledge,” and the canons of the same, on the one part, and the said Anthony on the other part, witnessing that the said dean and canons have leased to the said Anthony the mansion or dwelling-place of their manor or lordship of Tickford, Bucks, lately called the priory of Tickford, with the site and circuit and demesne lands thereof; the lands in Tickford, Newporte Pannell, Calcote, Northampton, Lathbury, Hardemede, Filgrave, Clifton, Sulbury, Gothurst, Sherington, Thornebury, Bodington, and Listomber, which belonged to the said late priory of Tickford; their manor or lordship of Checheley with the demesnes thereof, &c., in Checheley; the glebe lands and tenements of the churches and parsonages of Newporte Pannell, Checheley, and Lytle Lynford; and all pensions and portions in Longecheton, Willyn, Bodyngton, Astwood, Wolston, Crawley, Moche Linford, and Sulbury; with all woods and underwoods, warrens, and other liberties belonging to the said manors or lordships of Tickford and Checheley in the towns and fields of Tickford and Checheley (with reservation of certain rents and farms, pensions and portions contained in a schedule indented annexed to the same indenture amounting to the yearly value of 15l. 15s. 0½d.); to hold the premises to the said Anthony for 70 years, by the yearly rent of 80l. 7s. 9d.; with numerous stipulations relating to the premises. Windsor Castle, 27 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 31.|
|46. Geoff. Bromefeld, a yeoman of the Chamber, and Geoff. Jones, a yeoman of the Guard. Grant in survivorship, of the office of keeper of the county gaols of Ilchester and Dorchester, Somers. and Dorset, on surrender of pat. 4 May 29 Hen. VIII. granting the office to the said Geoff. Jones alone. Westm. Palace, 14 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Nov.— P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 32.|
47. Rob. Darkenall. Grant, in fee, of the late priory of nuns of Nonne Appleton, in co. city of York; with certain lands (tenants named) in Appleton, Nonne Appleton, Acastre, and the parishe of Bolton Percy and Styllyngflete, in co. city of York.
Also, the yearly rate of 2d. and service issuing from the lands of Margery Combe in Aston, Staff.; the yearly rent of ½d. and service issuing from the lands of the heirs of Will. Morrey in Aston; certain land (tenants named) in Aston and Boroweston alias Burston; with tithes of corn of the township of Boroweston; and a messuage called Carrehowse and all lands thereto belonging in Boroweston; which belonged to the late priory of Stone, Staff. Westm. Palace, 18 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 10.
|48. Ric. Poulet. Custody of the lands in Skelton, Danby-super-Wieske, Brotton, Scarburgh, and Falgrave, Yorks., which belonged to Chr. Coniers, deceased, during the minority of Anne Coniers, d. and h. of the said Christopher; with the wardship and marriage of the said Anne. Westm. Palace, 15 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 21 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 10.|
|49. Sir Thos. Lestraunge. Annuity of 20l. to be assigned to him by the master of the Wards, out of possessions of Sir Hugh Hastings, dec., in cos. Notts and York, during the minority of John Hastings, s. and h. of the said Hugh, with wardship and marriage of the said heir. Westm. Palace, 18 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Westm., 21 Nov.— P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 9.|
|50. John Smyth of Bristol, merchant. Pardon for having acquired to himself and his heirs, by fine, of Sir Nic. Poyntz and Joan his wife, the manors of Stanshawe and Sturdon, and lands, &c., in Yate, Sturdon, Wapley, Dodyngton, Wynterbourn, Westerley, Hambroke, Stekegyfford, and Stapulton, Glouc., and for having entered on the same without licence. Westm., 21 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 43.|
|51. Ric. Jerveys, of London, mercer. Pardon for having acquired to himself and his heirs, by fine, of John Barkeley, of Stoke, Glouc., the manors of Melston alias Mildeston, and Brightmerston alias Brygmarston, Wilts, and lands, &c., in those places, and for having entered on the same without licence. Westm., 21 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 43.|
|52. The parish of Deane, West Chester dioc. Patent converting the chapel of the said parish, which was impropriated to the late monastery of Whalley, into a parish church with a perpetual vicar to be instituted by the ordinary of the place. The preamble states that the chapel is about 8 miles distant from any other church or chapel, and has a large and populous parish, a chancel, vestibule, choir, naive, aisles, baptistry, steeple, bells, churchyard, altars, and other insignia of a parish church, and also books, vestments, chalices, crucifixes, standards, censers, &c., and a curate to perform masses and other divine offices. Hampton Court, 1 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 13.|
53. Geo. Owen, M.D. Grant, in fee, of the manors of Wolgercote and Walton, Oxon, which belonged to the late monastery of Godstowe, Oxon, with appurtenances in Wolgercote, Oxon, and in Walton in the parish of St. Giles without the Northgate of Oxford; the water-mills, sluices, weirs, &c., in Wolgercote, and certain other lands in Wolgercote, in the Over towne at Wolgercote, and in Garsyngton, Oxon; all which belonged to Godstowe.
Also, the house and site of the late abbey of Rewley, Oxon, land, specified, at Erington alias Erdyngton. Oxon, tithes of corn, hay, &c., on the site of the said late abbey; the messuage and arable lands in Oxfordfylde with meadows, &c., in Burgs Mede and near Charwell, belonging to the same messuage, in the parish of St. Giles without Oxford; and the meadow called Rewley, on the north west side of the Stone Causeway; all which belonged to Rewley.
The manor of Walton, Oxon, which belonged to the late monastery of Osney, with all tithes of corn and hay on the said manor. Westm. Palace, 22 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 5.
54. Francis, earl of Shrewsbury. Grant, in fee (in exchange for the manor of Farneham Royall, Bucks, the advowson of the rectory of Farneham, and other lands granted to the crown by indenture dated 10 July 33 Hen. VIII.), of the late manor or priory of Wyrksopp, Notts, and divers parcels of its demesne lands; a close and stone quarry in Manton in the parish of Wyrksopp; a close in the parish of Sheffeld, Yorks.; and a messuage or house at Brasbrige called “Jhesus House,” with a garden, &c., thereto belonging in the parish of Wyrksopp; —all, which belonged to the said late priory or manor.
Also, the grange called Fulwoode Graunge in Magna Sheffelde, Yorks., which belonged to the late abbey of Beauchief, Derby.
The late priory of Kyngs Meade near the town of Darby, Derb.
A messuage and lands (specified) in Rowcester or Rowcestre, Staff., a pasture called Elieshils alias Ellys Hill, and a meadow called Abbotts Crofte in the lordship of Swynscoo and parish of Rowcester and Blower, Staff., which belonged to the late monastery of Rowcestre.
The manor or grange of Pyllesbury, Derb., and lands, specified, in the parish of Hartyngton, Derb., and lands, &c., called Cronxton in Cruxton, Derb., which belonged to the said late abbey of Merrevall.
The grange of Onashe in the parish of Bawkewell in le Peke, Derb.; the grange in the Peeke called Calengeelawe; and all other lands in the parish of Bawkwell which belonged to the said (sic) late abbey of Ruxe alias Roche.
The advowson of the vicarage or church of Eglesfeld, Yorks., which belonged to the late Carthusian monastery of St. Anne near Coventre.
Woods called Conigarth Wood, and Arnolde Park in the parish of Wyrsopp which belonged to the late priory of Wyrsopp.
To hold the premises in Wyrsopp by the service of a tenth part of a knight's fee, and by the royal service of finding a glove for the King's right hand on the day of the coronation and of supporting the King's left hand the same day so long as he holds the regal rod, and by a yearly rent of 23s. 8d., and all the other premises by the service of a tenth part of a knight's fee, and by a yearly rent of 4l. 1½d. with liberties in all the premises.
The grantee to be liable (besides the above rents and services) for the following charges, viz., 6s. a year to be paid to the cathedral of Lichfield out of the grange of Onashe; 13s. 4d. a year to be paid for the common of Hertonton, and 4s. a year to be paid for the common of Middelton. Westm. Palace, 16 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, ms. 6–8.
|55. Rob. Dighton, of Styrton, Linc. Licence to alienate lands in Carleton Moreland and Stapleforth, Linc., which belonged to the late priory of St. Katherine without Lincoln, and which the said Robert had to himself his heirs and assigns for ever by pat. 23 July 32 Hen. VIII.; to Rob. Fleer. Westm. 22 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 7.|
|56. Sir Ant. Kyngston. To be chief steward of the town and hundred of Tewkesbury, Glouc., with the appointment of the bailiff of the said hundred; and steward of the lordships or manors of Stoke Archer, Kemnorton, Cheddeworth, and Lydney, Glouc.; and of Cromb Symondes, Rusheley, Haneley, and Upton-on-Severn, Worc.; all which are parcels of the lands called Warwykeslandes; with the same fees Sir Will. Kyngeston, father of the said Anthony, enjoyed. Westm. Palace, 28 June, 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 22 Nov.—P.S. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 13.|
|57. John Gibbes, clk. Presentation to the rectory or parish church of Uppyngham, Linc. dioc., vice Edm. Bonar, promoted to the bishopric of London. Hampton Court, 20 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 10.|
|58. Will. Peter, of Ingarston, Essex. Licence to alienate the manors of Gyng ad Petram (Ingatestone) alias Gyng Abbes, and Hanley, Essex, and the advowson of the parish church of Gyng ad Petram; to John Browne and Vincent Mundye, of London. Westm., 24 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 26.|
|59. Geo. Howard. Licence to alienate the advowson of the parish church of Sembleigh, Wilts, to Sir Edw. Baynton and Isabella his wife, in survivorship; with remainder in tail male to Francis Baynton, one of their sons; with remainder, in default of issue, to the heirs of the body of the said Isabella. Westm., 24 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 43.|
|60. Ant. Denny, one of the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber, John Chambre and Will. Buttes, M.D.D., the King's physicians. Grant of the next presentation to a canonry and prebend and portion in the collegiate church of St. Stephen in Westminister Palace. Westm. Palace, 14 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 10.|
|61. Ant. Barker, A.M. To have the canonry or prebend in the collegiate church of Wyndesor, void by the death of Gamalyell Clyfton. Westm. Palace, 20 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.— P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 37.|
|62. Humph. Torrell. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Hen. Torrell. Westm. Palace, 17 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 31.|
|63. Essex:—Clement Smyth, John Pylborough, John Blake, Will. Harrys and Leonard Smyth. Commission to make inquisition on the lands and heir of Ant. Higham. Westm., 24 Nov. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 1d.|
|64. James Sturley, of Notyngham, Notts Grant, in fee, of the late priory of Whyte Fryers in Notyngham; a garden and other lands in the parish of St. Nicholas; and certain lands in the parish of St. Mary in Notyngham (tenants named). Westm. Palace, 21 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 8.|
|65. Edm. Weston, clk. Grant of the prebend called the tenth prebend in Westminster cathedral, vice John Malvern, deceased. Westm. Palace, 22 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 33.|
|66. Will. Sabyn, a serjeant-at-arms. Grant, in fee, of the late priory of Friars Preachers in Ipswich, Suff. Westm. Palace, 26 Nov. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 46.|
67. Sheriff Roll.
Cumb.: Edw. Aglonby, *Sir Will. Musgrave, Sir John Lother.
Northumb.: *Sir Reginald Carnaby, Sir Thos. Hilton, Sir John De Lavale.
Yorks.: Sir Will Copley, Sir Thos. Tempest, jun., *Sir Hen. Savyle.
Notts. and Derby: John Hersy, *Sir Hen. Sacheverell, Geo. Souche.
Lincoln: Sir Will. Skipwith, *Thos. Dymmock, Sir Rob. Husey.
Warw. and Leic.: John Grevyle, *Roger Wygston, Francis Pultney.
Salop: Will. Yong, Thos. Newport, *Sir John Talbot.
Staff.: *Sir John Gifford, James Lewson, Sir Geo. Gresley.
Hereford: Stephen Ap Henry, John Scudamore, *Sir Ric. Vaughan.
Glouc.: James Clifford, Sir Anth. Kyngston, *Sir Edw. Wadham.
Oxon and Berks: Sir Will. Barrantyne, Sir Humph. Forster, *Sir Walter Stoner.
Northt.: *Sir Rob. Kyrkham, Thos. Brudenell, Sir Edm. Knyghtley.
Camb. and Hunts: *Oliver Leder, Edw. North, Sir Laurence Taylerd.
Beds and Bucks: Thos. Gifford, *Sir John Gostwick, Francis Pygott.
Norf. and Suff.: John Spryng, Sir John [Cl]ere, *Sir Thos. Jermyn.
Essex and Herts: John Bolles, *Ralph Rowlett, John Browne.
Kent: Sir Hen. Isley, Will. Sedley (?), *Reginald Scotte.
Surrey and Sussex: John Parkar, *Will. Waller, John Thatcher, Thos. Darrell (added in another hand).
Hants.: Reginald Williams, *Sir John Kelewey, Will. Warham.
Wilts.: Charles Bulkeley, *Sir Hen. Long, John Mervyn.
Somers. and Dorset: John Poulett, *Sir Giles Strangweys, Sir John Horsey.
Devon: *Sir Hugh Poulett, Ric. Eggecombe, Hugh Stukeley.
Cornw.: Thos. Seyntabyn, *Sir John Arundell, son of Sir John Arundell, sen., Sir Hugh Trevanyon.
Rutland: Thos. Sherard, Anth. Colley, *Kenelm Digby.
Worcester: Sir Geo. Throgmerton, *Sir John Russell, Ralph Sheldon.
Cheshire: Edw. Fytton, Will. Damport, *John Holcroft.
Monmouth: *Walter Herbert, Anth. Walsshe, Sir Will. Morgan.
Montgomery: *Rob. Acton. James Leche, Nich. Pursell.
Cardigan: *John Wogan, Jenkyn Ap Jevan Ap Lewes, David Lloyd Ap Gruff Ap Rice.
Pembroke: *John Phillip, Hen. Wyrryett, Thos. Bateman.
Glamorgan: *Sir Res Maunxscell, Sir Thos. Gamage, Walter Herbert.
Denbigh: *John Salysbury, jun., Rob. Salysbury, John Puleston, sen.
Carmarthen: *Sir Will. Thomas, Thos. Jones, Ritheraghe Ap Rice Vaughan.
Brecknock: John à Morgan, *Watkyn Herbert, Will. Gamme:
Carnarvon: *Will. Gruff alias Will. Williams, John Wyn Ap Meredith, Hugh Peeke.
Merioneth: Ric. Mitton, *Jenkyn Vaughan, Cadwalader Ap Robert.
Anglesea: *Sir Ric. Bulkeley, John Lewes, Retherighe Ap Davyd.
Flint: Sir Thos. Hanmer, Thos. Moston alias Thos. Ap Ric. Ap Hoell, *Peter Mutton.
Radnor: *James Vaughan, Hugh David Lewys, Ric. Blyke.
Del. Westm., 27 Nov. (?) 33 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Signed by the King at top and bottom.
*** Names marked with an asterisk were chosen sheriffs by the King.
|68. Ric. Stoughton. Reversion of the office of clerk of the Great Wardrobe, now held by Laurence Gower. On surrender of pat. 30 July 15 Hen. VIII. granting the same reversion to Roger More. Westm. Palace, 26 Dec. (sic) 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 28 Nov. “ao R.R. H. VIII.” —. (fn. 11) —P.S. Pat. 33 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 34.|