Henry VIII: Appendix

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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'Henry VIII: Appendix', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 16, 1540-1541, (London, 1898) pp. 731-732. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol16/pp731-732 [accessed 29 February 2024]



A.D. 1540.
[29 Sept.] 1. Subsidy.
Tanner MS.
334, f. 1.
(Bodl. Libr.)
Declaration of receipts by John Scudamore “of the first subsidy,” levied on the pensions of religious persons, “together with the subsidy of divers stipendiaries, to them due at the feast of St. Michael the Archangel,” 32 Hen. VIII., within the counties of Worc., Heref., Salop, and Staff.
[*** Giving, in columns, the names of religious houses, the names of pensioners or stipendiaries, the amounts of their pensions, and the subsidy thereupon at 2s. in the pound (or in the case of stipendiaries 6s. 8d. each), viz.:—]
Worc.—[Muc]he Malverne: Ric. Bedyll, late prior, and 12 others, including the curate of Newlonde, a stipendiary. Bordesley: John Dey, abbot, and 18 others. Pershour: Wm. Compton, abbot quondam, John Stonywell, abbot, and 13 others. Cokehyll: Eliz. Hughes, prioress, and 6 others. Westewodd: Joys Acton, prioress, Whyston: Jane Burghill, prioress, Marg. Welshe, prioress quondam. Little Malvern: Thos. Bell, curate of Little Malvern parish.
Heref.—Acorneby:—Joan Scudamore, prioress, and the curate. Clifford: Nic. Hught, prior. Dore: John Redborne, abbot, Thos. Clibury, quondam, and the curate. Monmouth: Ric. Taylebushe, prior. Wormesley: Ric. Strottye, prior, the curate, and 3 others. Lymebroke: Julyan Barbour, prioress, and 4 others. Wygmore: John Smarte, abbot, Walter Hopton, quondam, and 8 others.
Salop.—Churbury: Oliver Myddelton, prior, and the curate. Wombridge: Wm. Prowde, prior. White Ladies of Brewodd: Alice Wood, prioress quondam, Marg. Stamforde, prioress. Wenlock: John Baylye, prior, Roland Brugge, quondam, and 13 others. Haughmonde: Chr. Hunte, abbot, the curate of Uffyngton, serving priest in Wroxeter church, and 8 others. Salopp, (i.e. Shrewsbury): John Butler abbot, Ric. Marshall, quondam, the curate of Candover, chantry priest in Oswestrye castle, and another stipendiary. Lylleshyll: Robt. Watson, abbot, the curate of Preston Gobbokes, and 10 others.
Staff.—Hulton: Edw. Wylkyns, abbot, and 8 others. Black Ladies of Brewodd: Isabel Launder, prioress, and 3 others. Trentham: Thos. Bradwall, abbot. Routon: Thos. Alton, prior, and the curate of Elynhall. Crokesden: John Orpe, and 10 others. Tutbury: Roger Hilton, and 6 others. Dieuleucres: Thos. Whytney, abbot, two of the priests of Leke, and others (mutilated). Stone: two curates of Stone. [Rocester]: Wm. Grafton, abbot, and others (mutilated).
Total subsidy from 19 stipendiaries 6l. 6s. 8d., and from the foresaid pensioners 177l. 16s. 7d.
12. Slightly mutilated.
A.D. 1541.
[March?] 2. [Mary of Hungary to Chapuys.]
vi. ii., No. 273
Has received both his despatches of the 5th inst. and 22nd ult., (fn. 1) and forwarded them to the Emperor. Should those innovations in mercantile matters be made she will know how to retaliate, but would like first to hear the Emperor's view. Hopes, with a little patience, to make the English understand that it is their interest to leave matters as they are. Wishes to know as soon as possible what the innovations are, and what sort of measures are likely to be introduced into Parliament. The Court-master of the English in this city called the other day on the President of the Emperor's Council, to know if the Emperor, our brother, had ordered the revocation of the edict proclaimed some time ago in these Low Countries. The President said no, and it was quite unreasonable to ask for its revocation unless Henry would at least moderate his late ordinances and allow Flemish shipowners to export goods from England. The Court-master replied that the King would never consent to that, and the President reminded him that the English had been more favoured than any other nation, even than the Spaniards and the Dutch themselves.
As the rumour that the Emperor was going to revoke his own edict has been probably spread in England to please some of the King's subjects, it will be well for the present to delay the question of the revocation and make in the Privy Council a solemn declaration in conformity with the Emperor's views and ours as above, the more so as the Emperor will have by this time signified his intentions in the matter to the bp. of Winchester. If interrogated on this subject try and procure delay, and that a day be fixed for discussing the bases of a new treaty with these Low Countries.
From a draft in French in the Vienna Archives, noted by a clerk in the Archives: “Lettre de la Reine de Hongrie â l'ambassadeur en Angleterre, du mois de May de 1542. (fn. 2)
6 April. 3. The King's Robes.
R. O. “Delivered to Robt. Hordes, yeoman, of the vjo die Aprilis” 32 Hen. VIII.
A large number of items of jackets, gowns, swords, &c., many of them very richly wrought.
ii. Delivered to Ric. Egleston, servante to John Malte, 20 March 32 Hen. VIII. “a cloak of sables lined with black cacpha having 6 buttons of gold set with small stones upon the breast and 4 like buttons upon the sleeves.” Signed: Rycherd Eggyllston.
Pp. 8. Endd.: A book of the King's robes.
[8 April.] 4. Canterbury Cathedral.
Harl. MS.
1197, f. 319.
B. M.
Statutes given by Henry VIII. to the cathedral and metropolitan church of Canterbury; with preamble stating that the King, by advice of Parliament, decided to abolish the monasteries within his kingdom and convert them to better uses. Forty numbered chapters.
Lat. Small paper, pp. 44.
4 Aug. 5. Claude Duke of Lorraine to James V.
Epp. Regum
ii. 133.
Is moved by regret for the great loss which James has sustained within so short a time, to send this gentleman, the bearer, to know if God has given him any hope of recovering it. Begs credence for bearer. Joinville, 4 Aug.
[Aug.] 6. Cardinal Pole to Paul III.
Poli. Epp.,
iv. 32.
Takes this, the earliest, opportunity of thanking him for the gift of the legation of the Patrimony.


  • 1. See No. 554.
  • 2. This date is clearly wrong. March 1541 seems most probable.