Henry VIII: October 1540, 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 1540, 21–31

21 Oct. 180. The Privy Council.
P. C. P., vii.
Meeting at Windsor, 21 Oct. Present: Privy Seal, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-chamb., Sadler. Business:—Letters brought from Wm. Harrys, of Essex, that, before receiving the Council's letters, he suffered the hoy laden with butter and cheese, stayed in Burnam water, to pass, upon letters from Norfolk. Wm. and Thos. Gaywood, undersearchers in Essex, appeared and were ordered to wait. Letters brought from the Council in Ireland advertising only their proceedings written before to the King by the Deputy, 12 Sept., and sending certain Acts under the Great Seal of Ireland to be returned under the Great Seal. Letters brought from Mr. Pate (abstract detailed, see No. 176).
21 Oct. 181. The Council in London to the Council at Court.
R. O. According to the King's pleasure signified by your letters, we have caused lady Kempe and Mrs. Fynche to repair hither to us and declared the good opinion the King has of them and the trust he intends to put in them. They both made discreet answers, so we think the choice of their persons good. We have appointed them to repair to Court on Saturday week. I, the earl of Sussex, have foreborne to open the matter to my wife's sister, as she repairs to Court with my wife, where she may know the King's pleasure with the other. And meanwhile the fewer who know of the matter the more convenient. London, 21 Oct. Signed by Sussex, Russell, Durham, Winchester, Riche and Baker.
In Gardiner's hand, pp.
2. Add. Endd: “The lords of the King's Majesty's Privy Council at London to his Privy Council here of the 21 of October.”
21 Oct. 182. Marillac to Francis I.
R. O.
Kaulek, 232.
London, 21 Oct. 1540:—Upon his letters of the 7th, spoke to this King touching the pont de la Cauchoire, recounting how graciously Francis had ordered it to be restored without complaining of the attempt, and asking him to give order to prevent the recurrence of such a scandal. He answered that it was he who had to complain that Francis' servants should have reported that his men had broken the bridge and that Francis should have believed them; half the bridge belonged to him, but he had never cared to contest such a small matter, and he had only cut certain trenches within what was unquestionably his own ground, which the French had presumed to fill up. He desired the captains of Boulogne and Ardres to be warned that if they attempt such innovations they will meet with such resistance that they may repent it. Repeated the points of this reply to him so as to be sure of writing them correctly. Desires instructions how to answer. Has written to Mons. Dubiez to be prepared for resistance.
Conversation turning upon the prisoner Blanche Rose, for whom Wallop made such instance, the King said he wondered at the answer that he was a native of France, seeing that, since Bryan and the bp. of Winchester were there, it had been found not only that he was born in England “par la depposition (“disposition,” MS.) mesme du pere et de la mere,” but that it was clear he was a traitor. He was grieved that less faith should be given to the affirmation of a King than to the saying of such a person, who is a tailor and not named Blanche Rose. In demanding him he thought he made only a reasonable request which could not be refused by the treaties; but as it met with such a meagre reply he would say no more of it; for a person of such base stuff could not hurt him. Answered that Francis wrote that he was not yet sure whose subject the man was, and therefore could not in justice do otherwise than he did, but he hoped to know the truth shortly. He said these were coloured excuses and that there was no longer room for delay, the thing had been so fully discussed long ago. In debating this matter mention was made of the painter and sculptor called Modena, whom Francis wanted to have to confront with the president Gentilz; of whom this King said that he was a Milanese and not at present a French subject, and yet he had delivered him long ago to the late M. de Tharbes. This is true, but he was never allowed to be taken to France and is now at liberty. The King said he would not speak of Modena until justice had been done in his own case.
A new tax has been laid here upon English and strangers alike, and Marillac, according to an instruction lately received, pointed out to this King's Council that French subjects should be exempt. They replied that when the tax was imposed the treaties were considered, and that Marillac should address himself to the King, their master. Did so, and he said he was surprised that Marillac should be instructed to debate what had been passed by his Parliament; such an assemblage of good and learned men would not establish a thing unless it were more than reasonable, and to question their edicts seemed to be to seek a quarrel, especially as strangers always paid taxes like subjects. Answered as moderately as he could that although Henry had wise men in his Parliament, those of Francis's Council were not ignorant, and that if the Act had been made without the French being called to state their reasons it was no wonder if they remonstrated; which was not seeking a quarrel, for it was a matter for decision by law and not by arms. Was referred again to the Council here, who have permission to state their case and hear Marillac's; but as this King takes the affair marvellously to heart, writes for further instruction whether to pursue it, which would be only reasonable but for the consequences, or to please the English by leaving French subjects to pay two shillings where the English pay only one; for without instruction he would not alter public affairs for the sake of private.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 7.
21 Oct. 183. Marillac to Montmorency.
R. O.
Kaulek, 235.
London, 21 Oct. 1540:—Perceiving that this King was irritated and that his ministers were at a loss to account for it, obtained an audience on pretext of the letters touching the bridge beside Ardres. Writes to the King his replies, almost word for word. Thinks his people at Calais report that the French are seeking a quarrel, and that Wallop follows his predecessors in magnifying evidences of coolness. This King said that certain Irish rebels (fn. 1) whom he demanded in France, were warned and assisted to escape to the Emperor's countries, and afterwards great show was made of wishing to take them. Supposes there is no one there but Wallop who could report this. Other causes of suspicion are the fortification of Ardres and the illness of the Dauphin, which was here expected to have been fatal, and so would have opened a way for greater alliances with the Emperor, through the marriage of M. d'Orleans. Did his best to appease the King, who in the end remained satisfied.
Can learn no other news. Asks instruction how to proceed in the matter of the tax on the merchants. Has already an instruction to oppose it, but seeing how it is taken to heart has deferred doing so for fear of hindering public affairs. Writes about it to the Chancellor, who made the instruction. Has just received letters from the King and Montmorency of the 16th, of the Dauphin's recovery. Thanks for speaking for him to the King for the abbey of Mas, near Verdun, in Gascony.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 4. Headed: Lettre a Monseigneur le Connestable du dit jour.
21 Oct. 184. H. lord Mawtravers to Henry VIII.
R. O. Geoff. Loveday, late one of your men at arms here, died this morning. He also was Collector at your Wool Beam in Calais at 12d. a day. At my coming hither divers gentlemen were put to me, among whom are some meet for the said rooms. Begs to have the nominations of the said two rooms, as he has not since his coming put anyone to the King's service. It were unmeet for the better peopling of this town, that one man should enjoy two rooms. Calais, 21 Oct., 32 Henry VIII.
P.S. in his own hand.—Yesterday, at 2 p.m., I received by Thadde, your post, your Highness' letters of the 18th, about the passage from Cowbridge. Two hours after, I heard that the French had begun to repair it, whereto (considering your letters) I made no resistance; the forbearing whereof, but for your Majesty's command would hardly have passed by my consent. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: Deputy of Calais.
22 Oct. 185. The Privy Council.
P.C. P.,
vii. 70.
Meeting at Windsor, 22 Oct. Present: Privy Seal, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Sadler. Business:—The lord Gt. Master sent for by letter under Stamp to be at Court before Allhallowtide. Wm. Harrys, of Essex, had thanks for his service and order to detain certain butter and cheese still in his custody.
22 Oct. 186. Bishop Bonner.
iii. 855.
Injunction addressed to Ric. Clem, his Apparitor, and to the rectors, vicars, &c., of his Diocese.
Learns that many persons not duly qualified for the office of preaching do daily preach within the diocese. Orders them to prohibit all persons, especially John Wyllocke, priest who has been presented, from preaching, except in their own churches, without the bishop's special licence; and in case of contempt of such prohibition to cite the offenders to appear before the bishop or his vicar general at St. Paul's within three days. Palace at London, 22 Oct. 1540, translac. 1.
23 Oct. 187. The Privy Council.
P. C. P.,
vii. 71.
Meeting at Windsor, 23 Oct. Present: Privy Seal, Winchester, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-Chamb., Sadler. No business recorded.
23 Oct. (fn. 2) 188. Chapuys to the Queen of Hungary.
Calendar, vi.i.
No. 134.
Received, on the 12th inst. (sic), the complaint of the Antwerp merchants, and immediately applied for audience of the Privy Council, which was granted for next day. The Admiral and lord Privy Seal called previously to ask the nature of his business and gave him hope of redress, as did the King when they reported it to him, the same day. The King has ordered the commercial treaties to be examined. The packet came late, having been 15 days on the road. Hopes to report the Council's resolution in two or three days.
Thinks their alliance with France has cooled and that their present aim is to rouse jealousy between the Emperor and Francis; for the councillors continually allude to the French practises with the Turk, the Pope, the Venetians and Cleves. They say the rumour in France is that Chapuys' return hither was to promote the Emperor's marriage with the Princess, and they advise him, if he has such a mission, to declare it, as their King will do anything for the alliance. On hearing the request of the Dunkirk merchants, the King said they should send for the quantity of wood they wanted and he would grant what he thought convenient.
Original (at Vienna) endd.: Rec., Cambray 3 Nov. 1540.
24 Oct. 189. The Privy Council.
P. C. P.,
vii. 71.
Meeting at Windsor, 24 Oct. Present: Lord Chancellor, Privy Seal, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-chamb., Sadler. Business:—Upon a complaint to the lord Privy Seal by Jas. Joyner of St. Alban's against Alex. Zynzam and Jakes Granado “esquiers desquyryes” (escuyers d'escurie), it was enjoined to Ric. Rawnshaw, serjeant-at-arms, and Jas. Joyner, that they, nor their wives, nor Rawnshawe's son in law, should not meddle with the body of Kath. Tattersall, widow, found lunatic, and should keep the peace against all the King's servants abiding in St. Alban's. Zinzam and Granado were enjoined to give no occasion to them to break the peace.
24 Oct. 190. William Robyns to Pate.
R. O. “Worshipful brother,” I received your letter dated Brussels, 23 Sept., and the copy of the letter you wrote to my lord of Winchester, which letter I sent by Mr. Sethe to the Court to be delivered to my lord if there, and, if not, to be returned to me to deliver at my lord's repair to the term. Mr. Sethe received at Calais, of my factor, Win. Saxby, 327l. 12s. Flemish, which is for 252l. for your half year's diets at Michaelmas which I should receive of Sir Brian Tuke. “I pray God I may have it by Hallowtide.” I perceive by his clerks that he looketh for some bribe; “all the world is set on avarice.” I have not heard from Mr. Smith nor my lord since they left London, and, as I wrote in my last, I lack 60l. of your half year's rent at Lady Day last, and as for this Michaelmas, God knows when I shall receive it. You might write to my lord of Lincoln that your going into Almain shall be costly and that you know not how you shall stand for lack of acquaintance. “Prove him once again, for he may help you if he will. If you do go to Almain I shall always find means that your “bancke” shall come to your hands. Take care my lord of Lincoln does not hear what money you receive from me, as it might hinder you if he were inclined to do you good hereafter, “although he be as yet straitly laced. Master Helyett (fn. 3) was with the Emperor in Almain; I marvel how he passed that matter for plate and other necessaries belonging to the same, but I suppose he had plate of the King's at that time.”
Your letter is delivered to my lord of Winchester, and because Mr. Robartson, that was my lord of Lincoln's chaplain, was going to my lord of Winchester and was better acquainted with him than I, I desired him to set forth your matter. He had “no great comfortable answer.” Mr. Sethe has been with my lord of Lincoln and will declare at his coming his liberality towards you, which is very small. Mr. Sethe shall receive at Calais as much money as I can make for you, not over 180l. I shall not receive so much of Mr. Smith for your half year's rent due at Michaelmas, and he will not pay till a month before Christmas. London 24 Oct. ao 1540.
P.S.—I think I shall not receive your half year's diet due at Michaelmas last till 14 days after Hallowtide of Mr. Tuke.
Hol. p. 1. Add.: Mr. Pate, archdeacon of Lincoln, ambassador with the Emperor. Sealed. Endd.
24 Oct. 191. Sentleger and the Commissioners to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., iii.
Arrived in Ireland 8 Sept. and came that night to Dublin, where they consulted the Council, and then proceeded to survey Meath and Uriell. Are now surveying Dublin. Have perused the Vice-treasurer's accounts taken by the last Commissioners, (fn. 4) and appointed an enquiry into them; meanwhile, will survey other shires. There is no record here of money received from England by way of prest, nor has the Vice-treasurer any discharge for many payments, but private letters from the late lord Privy Seal. Beg to know whether to allow them upon his oath and the same letters, or defer the matter till their return to England. Dublin, 24 Oct. Signed by Sentleger, Walssh, Mynne and Cavendysh.
Add. Endd.
24 Oct. 192. Christian III. to James V.
iv. 162.
Has received his letters for the liberation of Thomas Fockbringanis. Having heard about him not long before from Peter Hansen, keeper of the castle of Ackershusen, informs James of the case. Christian had imported a number of miners from Germany to work the silver and other mines of Norway, among whom was one Balthasar Rusler, specially commended for his skill, whom he made paymaster of the others. Rusler, however, defrauded him and conveyed silver by night to the ship of Fockbringanis, who could not have been innocent. But if James will write again to the keeper of Ackershusen castle Christian will order him to release the prisoner and his ship and goods. Copenhagen, 24 Oct. 1540.
25 Oct. 193. Sir John Gage, Constable of the Tower.
See Grants in October, No. 29.
25 Oct. 194. The Privy Council.
vii. 72.
Meeting at Windsor, 25 Oct. Present: Lord Chancellor, Privy Seal, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-chamb., Sadler. Business:—Letters sent to the treasurer of the Household to repair to Court before Allhallowtide; to Wallop touching Blanche Rose; to Pate touching John van Dike.
25 Oct. 195. Henry VIII. to Wallop.
R. O.
St. P., viii.
Thanks him for his letters and marvels he has had no audience with the French king about the matters committed to him by Henry's former letters. When Wallop lately demanded the traitor who calls himself Blaunche Rose the French king and his Council answered that he was a Frenchman born and yet confessed that his father was English. Argues that this their confession proves he is an English subject, and has sent this post in order that, if he arrive before Wallop's audience with the French king, he (Wallop) may use this argument.
Wallop wrote lately to Sir Thos. Cheney, treasurer of the Household, that a certain Florentine makes suit for one Signor Lawrence de Medicis to be in Henry's service, as the ambassador at Venice had spoken of it by the King's commission. He has offered his services to other princes and they have refused him, and the King is nowise minded to have him after that, nor has ever commissioned the ambassador at Venice to speak about it.
Copy, pp. 3. Endd.: “The minute of the K.'s Maties letter to Mr. Wallop of the 25 of October ao RR 32 from Wyndesor.”
Calig. D.vii.71.
2. Corrected draft of the above.
Pp. 4. Mutilated.
R. O. 3. Modern copy of the same.
Pp. 2.
25 Oct. 196. Henry VIII. to Pate.
R. O.
St. P., viii.
Has received his letters of the 14th and 18th inst. and those to the Council of the same dates, and takes in good part his proceedings with Jehan van Dick. Desires to find out the origin of the matter, and therefore when Jehan van Dick comes to Pate again the latter is to try and find out who it is that would persuade the King to marry his daughter to some base person, and of whom Van Dick learned it and the report of the French king's daughter. Pate shall then utterly deny that the King intends to do so and shall say that, acting on Van Dick's advice to write to one of the Council, he has written to a great friend, one of the King's Council (though not of the Privy Council) and intimate with the King's near councillors, for advice, who has advised him not to propose the matter to the King unless upon some sure foundation proceeding from the Emperor or some of his Council, adding that if the thing is earnestly intended by the Emperor and put forward suitably it is not unlikely to be hearkened to. Pate will then say he intends to act on this advice, and report Van Dick's answer, &c. Windsor, 25 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. Signed at the head.
2. Add. Sealed. Endd.
R. O. 2. Minute of the above. Undated.
3. Endd.: The minute of the K.'s Mates letter to Mr. Pate, dated the 25 of October at Wyndesor.
Vit. B. xxi.
B. M.
3. Modern copy of the same.
Pp. 3.
25 Oct. 197. Lord Maltravers to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., viii.
Wrote on the 21st how the Frenchmen of Arde had begun to renew the passage at Cowbridge. Has now received certain intelligence thereof as in the process enclosed.
Begs that 1605l. 0s. 10d. may be advanced to Thos. Fowler to pay the soldiers' wages due 6 Oct. It is thought the poverty of the retinue is an occasion of the dearth of victuals and high prices. With the four quarter-masters there are but 22 gunners, and 20 more will scant furnish the town and tbe new bulwark at Beauchamp's Tower. Asks for the said 20 more and for renewed provision of shot for the ordnance, much of which has been altered of late so that the old shot will not serve. Thanks for the liberty for provision of corn; desires to have it extended to other necessary victuals and other ports of the realm. Will see it is not abused. Calais, 25 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.
P.S., in his own hand.—To know the Frenchmen's doings at Cowbridge, he with Sir Edw. Wotton and Francis Hawll and a single servant rode thither on Friday morning last. Were a bow shot from the bridge when ten French “hakebutters” issued from a house on their side and “losed one of their pieces” at the writer's company. Behind them saw 100 or more coming towards the bridge, so retired. Since writing the above the vintners and constables have begged him to be a suitor for payment of their wages. Signed.
3. No address. Endd.
26 Oct. 198. The Privy Council.
vii. 72.
Meeting at Windsor, 26 Oct. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Privy Seal, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-chamb., Sadler. No business recorded.
26 Oct. 199. Sir Edward Ryngeley to the Privy Council.
R. O. Ric. a Lye, the Kind's surveyor here, asks allowance for sundry goings into England, 4s. a day, which I dare not make unless I see some precedent. I can see none but that my lord Edmund has allowed him, since he was surveyor, sometimes one sum, sometimes another; “but afore him saw I never none by no comptroller's time.” I would like to know the King's pleasure also concerning provision of timber, stones, “tarres,” &c., for my oath is to oversee ail provisions and “he” will make me privy to none until they reach Calais. He takes in and puts out workmen without informing me, nor am I privy to the money he receives for the King's fortifications and buildings. Lately the King gave John Letham “in cheker wages here” a room of 8d a day, by broad seal, which Robt. Shetford had as clerk and overseer. Letham's patent is to receive the said 8d. either of the Surveyor or Treasurer, but both refuse it. The Surveyor claims it upon his patent, by which he holds his room “with all profits and commodities,” and has taken it ever since Shetforde died 2½ years ago. It is a room “to little purpose.” There is another such now void which one Turner had as an overseer at 6d. a day. If the King knew the truth he would give none such; for all the winter when there are no works they receive their pay and do nothing for it. Most of those who have such rooms are in the King's retinue and cannot well serve both rooms. In summer we can have overseers enough for less wages. Asks the King's pleasure. Would meddle with no man's rooms but by virtue of his office; for he never had any instructions save from my Lord Privy Seal that now is, who when last at Calais gave him some orders. Follows the act of Parliament as well as he can. Henry Palmer, bailey of Guisnes, has received the casualties within the county of Guisnes about 3 years, and has let out the toll at Cawssey without authority and makes no account for it. Thinks he should account; and that John Massingberd, receiver of the county of Guisnes, should receive and account for the “cassoltyes.” Begs to be remembered if there be any changing of rooms; “for this room that I have I would never desire to change it if that I could write and read, for now mine honesty rest in my clerks.” If the King would have him continue would like an increase of salary, not for himself but to take in more clerks. Calais, 26 Oct.
Pp. 3. Add.: My lord Privy Seal and others of the King's Council attending upon his Majesty's person. Endd.
26 Oct. 200. The Chancellor of France to Marillac.
R. O.
Kaulek, 236.
Today the English Ambassador spoke with the King touching the bridge, the King's right to which was never questioned until now. The English have destroyed it, perhaps because the King is rebuilding (fait faire), the village of Ardre. The King had it put up again, and the English, instead of proceeding by way of remonstrance, as the treaties require, destroyed it again. The King has ordered it to be put up again and the planks afterwards removed, but the other material left so as to assert his right; and he has told the Ambassador he could not believe but that the English had exceeded their King's instructions; his forces there were much greater than the English, and although, in consideration of the amity, he would not order the work to be kept by force, his men might without orders oppose another attempt on it; he desired that the king of England should send deputies or instruct his Ambassador to explain the right he pretends to the place where the bridge stands. The Ambassador promised to report this. There is a report from Flanders of a secret negociation for the Emperor's marriage with the princess of England, daughter of Queen Katharine, which Marillac must investigate. The King would gladly find some means of reconciling the King of England and his country with the Roman Church, and, to that end, would know the chief points of the difficulty. Marillac must communicate this to no one, but let the writer know his opinion.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 3. Headed: Lettre de Mons. le Chancelier, du 26 jour d'Octobre 1540.
27 Oct. 201. William Earl of Southampton, Lord Privy Seal.
See Grants in October, No. 38.
27 Oct. 202. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Windsor, 27 Oct. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Privy Seal, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-chamb., Sadler. Business:—Warrant under Stamp to Tuke to pay post money to Hames, sent with letters to Wallop, and to Pate's servant Barker, sent with letters to Pate.
27 Oct. 203. Butchers.
Harl. 442,
f., 163.
B. M.
Writ to the mayor and sheriffs of London to make proclamation, further suspending the execution of the statute 27 Hen. VIII. [c. 9] and the previous statute for the killing and selling of meat, from All Saints next to All Saints following. Windsor, 27 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.
Modern copy, pp. 3.
27 Oct. 204. Wallop to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., viii.
Wrote on the 17th Oct. how I had sent Torre to the Constable to ask when I might speak with the French king. The Constable answered that when the King was in a convenient place he would send for me. Not trusting thereunto, I sent my secretary to him four days after; but he found at Court that the King was a hunting and the Constable gone two days before to Chantilly. Sent him again next day to speak with Cardinal Turnowe, if the Constable was not there; which he did and had gentle answer that next day, Thursday, the King went a hunting, but on Friday he would be pleased to give me audience.
On Thursday night I went to Argentoyn, two leagues from the Court, and next morning by 6 o'clock I was on horseback to depart when Thadeus arrived with your letters. Stayed that day to peruse and understand them that “I might be armed if I were in place where any such matters should be spoken of.” Sent an excuse to the Cardinal, asking for some other day of audience, and was answered that next day the King would hunt at St Jermaynes and on Sunday return to St Pree to visit the Dolphin, and on Monday I should have audience. From the Constable I have heard nothing; he promises much and soon forgets, like all Frenchmen. He was very diligent to bring Pillowe both to the King and the Dolphin the day he arrived, and next day both the Imperial ambassador and him to the King. Pillowe tarried but two days and came to visit the Dolphin, as far as I can yet learn. I sent my secretary to the queen of Navarre to find out the cause of his coming and that of the “post volant” who came the day after him, but she assured me he came only to visit the Dolphin, who gave him 500 crs., and he was well content, and that when she heard anything worthy knowledge she would let me know. She reminded me about having your Majesty's picture with the Queen, my lord Prince, and the ladies Mary and Elizabeth, which I have before written to my lord of Norfolk to speak to you about.
At the Cardinal's appointment I went to Court, being at Mayson, two leagues from Poysey and from St Pree where the Dolphin lies. First spoke with Buschetest, one of the secretaries, who made the despatch from Mauntes, asking when he despatched thence to their ambassador in England Francis' answer “for not delivery of the traitor that calleth himself Blanch Rose.” He said, Next day, by the Ambassador's nephew (fn. 5) who went by way of Chantelly, and he did not know how long the Constable detained him there. They had had no answer to their despatch. Reminded him how I had asked why the King his master had not answered mine by letter as promised and how he had answered that the purpose was altered in Council because the King my master only answered their King's letters through his ambassador. He confessed this, saying he had conjectured that the change was made by the Council. I am sure it was made by the Constable alone, for after I left Buschetest, Card. Turnow told me no such command was made by the Council that day. The Cardinal also said they had no answer from their ambassador to their letters from Mauntes. I marvel at this, for it is four or five days since your letters came; either it has come and is kept secret, or the Constable has craftily detained the letters or the answer. The Constable arrived late last night and today keeps his bed very sick.
The Cardinal brought me to the King at dinner, who having dined asked: “Que avez vous Mons. l'Ambassadeur?” I said that 15 days past I had had letters from my master and had desired to speak with him; but the Dolphin's sickness and other things had prevented it. I then declared your letters of 3 Oct. He said he had written to his ambassador to answer the King therein long ago. “Then, sir,” said I, “I am sure you have received answer from him ere this.” “Non, par ma foy,” said he; but confessed his ambassador had spoken with your Council at Richmond or Windsor and should go thence to speak with you. I said, “Why, sir, did you not make answer by your own letters unto the King your good brother according as you promised me at Mauntes, which should much more have satisfied him, than by your ambassador?” “Je vous promectz Mons. l'Ambassadour,” said he, “je lay commaunde de lez ferr et aussy pour escripre a mondict Ambassadour.” And he seemed abashed, so I thought it not meet to press him further, but began to tell him I had heard news four or five days ago which I liked not, namely, that Mons. de Beez had been ordered to repair by force the passage (fn. 6) which the English had broken. He replied this was a lie. He had ordered De Beez to repair it, but to do so when no Englishmen were there, and the English had since broken it again. He thought this breaking and repairing would make it a long business and might give occasion of pique and so had caused the bridge to be broken by his own folk, and the posts left until two or three commissioners on each side might inquire into the question. I said you were anxious to avoid giving any occasion of pique; the ditches were made on your own ground, because your subjects' cattle were stolen by means of the said passage. He said he took it as unkind that you did not inform him before you broke the passage.
He was very gracious, as was “much noted by them that stood by.” Much has been said and written about the matter of the passage, especially into Italy. The Emperor's ambassador came in and might perceive how gently the King used me. Tried again, but could not learn that he had received answer from his Ambassador, so I thought not meet to declare any of your Majesty's answer. If your answer has not come to his knowledge his conformity proceeded of his own good nature; if it has, “then it proceeded of your royal and discreet answers in touching them in the quicke.”
What the French ambassador said about the Act of subsidy and of avoiding of strangers must have been by the Constable's commission at his being at Chantelly, or else the King would have mentioned it to me ere this. Since leaving Court I hear all things go not well with the Constable and that “the ciphers be taken away from the secretaries that he was wont to use in his despatches.” At the end of our discourse the King spoke of the mutual good will of certain of his subjects and yours who had spoken together at the passage He then departed calling his Council to him and letting the Emperor's ambassador stand still.
Where you write that my former letters report that I received an absolute denial of the traitor's (fn. 7) deliverance; the answer the Constable made to me at Rowen was that the Chancellor and Card. Turnow, appointed to examine the said traitor, had found by his declaration that he was a French subject born at Orleans, and thereupon the French king had ordered him to be set at liberty. I asked that he should be stayed until I had answer from my master, and he replied roundly that as the King ordered his delivery he would not stay him. When I declared to the King at Mauntes your sharp letter for the traitor's delivery he said if you could prove him your subject he should be delivered; as shall appear by my letters to your Majesty (copy herewith). Today the French king will be here and so shortly to Fowntayne de Bleawe. Paris, 27 Oct. Signed.
10. Add. Endd.
27 Oct. 205. James V. to Mons. de Beures.
Royal MS.
18 B. vi., 104.
B. M.
Learnt by his late letters that the Scottish merchants, chiefly those of Edinburgh, by constraint of the provosts and governors of James's towns, had ceased to frequent his town of La Vere. Wrote by a gentleman whom he sent to James lately on this affair, that Scottish merchants were at liberty to frequent his ports, and if any of them complained that they were thus compelled to go elsewhere, justice should be done. Refers to the Sieur de Lundy, his councillor, now sent to the Emperor, whom he begs him to assist. Sanctandre, 27 Oct.
French. Copy, p. 1. Add.: A mon cousin Mons. de Boueris.
28 Oct. 206. Lord Maltravers to Henry VIII.
R. O. On Tuesday last the captain of Arde sent me a letter, not signed, of which, while the messenger was drinking, I had a copy taken. On his return I said he had brought me a letter from the captain of Arde (as he said), but it made no mention who it was from, as it was not signed; and I prayed him to make my commendations to the captain, and say that if he would have me give credit to the letter he should subscribe his name to it. “Perceiving that negligence committed, the bearer was loth to return,” for he seemed to be the captain's secretary. I told him to say I begged the captain not to resent the returning of his letter, “for the like might pass me hereafter, being a young man,” and that if the captain should hereafter receive any letters of mine unsigned, he should use me in the same way. Yesterday before dinner, the same fellow returned with letters from the captain, which, with my answer and the copy of the unsigned letter, I enclose. I learn from my lord Privy Seal that you have granted me the nomination for one of my young gentlemen to the room of a man-at-arms that Loveday had. I humbly thank you. I have a letter from Mr. Sadler, one of your secretaries, asking what rooms of 8d. a day, under the degree of a spear, are now void in your retinue, “to the intent to bestow the same upon one or two of the sons of Sir John Heron.” There is no such room void, nor would I, without your command, admit “any such in who hath been any cause of suspicion.” Calais, 28 Oct. 1540. Signed.
2. Add. Endd.
29 Oct. 207. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meetings at Windsor, 28 and 29 Oct. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Privy Seal, Mr. of Horse, Vice-chamb., Sadler. No business recorded.
[29 Oct.] 208. The Lord Mayor's Feast.
Camb. MS.,
930, Ec. ii. 12
p. 62.
“The booke of my Lord Mayres feaste, kept in the Guyldeball, in the tyme of the Right Worshipfull Maister Willm. Roche, mayre of the citie of London, 32 Henry VIII., with the names of the guests.”
29 Oct. 209. Pate to the Privy Council.
R. O.
St. P. viii.
On the 18th inst., the Emperor heard from Spain that Don Barnardus de Mendoze, captain of his galleys, had taken 11 vessels of Moors, and sunk five others. The ordinances, 64 in number, are not yet put in print, as they shall first be confirmed by the Bp. of Rome, which confirmation the Legate, at his departure, was commissioned to obtain. Mons. de Grandvelle, at his setting forth, received a commandry of the Order of Alcantara, bearing the green cross, worth 5,000 ducats a year. Mons. de Velie cannot tell what to make of this Court being so secret and gloomy, and intends to recreate himself, as he did in Spain, with the company of the ambassadors of Italy and certain Germans of his old acquaintance, by whom he may know the Emperor's intents in Almain. He asked me to see the house his master gave him nigh St. Thomers, a monastery built and endowed by Englishmen, where he would make me good cheer. He asked also whether I would go before or after the Emperor to Almain. And on my saying I would follow as near as possible, he said “that I would always be diligent, and in that behalf keep mine own wont, whom he trusted to have seen, long or this, orator to his master.”
The Turk prepares next spring to seize Hungary; meanwhile the King's army will do little good, the winter in those parts being very extreme. Part of Mons. de Pelowe's journey to France was to show Francis of the Emperor's journey into Almain and intentions there. The day I last wrote, John Vandique dined with me, and we talked of the authority of princes and the Bp. of Rome, but I could not “continue my commission,” as there was a knot of gentlemen near us talking. I think we shall have a more liberal conference when we next meet, as, the morrow after, he asked me to see his house and eat a capon there, but I declined. The Emperor has said he trusted to be in Spain about the end of April, intending to tarry in the Diet not past a month, and thence proceed to Millan and Geane. He has had a chamber of wainscot made for his use in Germany, to be carried with him; the bearer can describe it. He tarried here partly for Mons. de Pelowe's return, sent for the purposes above written, and also to visit the Dolphin, of whose recovery the French ambassador, learning by letters of the 18th, informed me; and partly to learn from his brother where the Diet shall be kept. Most of the ambassadors tarry here his return to Ameurs. Part of the castle wall of Gaunt has fallen. Mons. de Velie desires licence for three mares to cast in the pastures about his house, and will write also to my lord of Winchester about it. Mons. de Pelowe, being in the French Court on the 22nd, arrived here the morrow afternoon, and went at once to the Emperor, bringing “but words for words that the Dolphin was recovered, and that the King refuseth to come ad colloquium.” Naples in Romulia and the other castle, (fn. 8) which were thought to be given to the Turk by the Venetians for the redemption of peace, are not given. The bp. of Colosence (fn. 9), sometime a Grey Friar, and of the Frangipaun family, and Perinpetrus, two chief supporters of John Vivoide, are come to the King of the Romans, and commend Hungary to him. Monk Georgius, the Queen, and her infant are in Buda, of the “success” whereof the Emperor expects to hear by next letters. John Vandique thinks the Statute of Strangers not likely to continue, saying that what pleased one would not please another. Mons. de Beurs and the prince of Orange were made knights of the Toison on Simon and Jude's Day. And where I purposed to accompany the Emperor to the Cathedral, he sent requiring me to tarry at home, as he had to commune with the ambassador of Portugal. This messenger has been detained by the law; he can inform you of the alteration of our journey from Gaunt to Artois and Hannoy. Brussels, 29 Oct.
Hol. Add. Endd.
30 Oct. 210. Parliament of Ireland.
See Grants in October, No. 45.
30 Oct. 211. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Windsor, 30 Oct. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Privy Seal, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—Letters delivered from Deputy of Calais touching Cowbridge, with copies of his letters to and from the captain of Arde. Warrant, under Stamp to Ralph Rowlet and Martin Bowes, to coin 2,000l. in harp groats. Commission under Stamp to mayors, sheriffs, &c., to provide Matth. King with carrriage to the seaside, and a vessel for transport of the King's treasure to Ireland. Warrant to Deputy, Treasurer, and Comptroller of Calais, to allow John Hussey, of the retinue, his whole wages, without “check of his absence.”
31 Oct. 212. The Privy Council.
P.C.P., vii.
Meeting at Windsor., 31 Oct. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vice-chamb., Wriothesley, Sadler. Business:—Letter written to — (blank), sheriff of Surrey, and others, to join with Robt. Southwell and Dr. Peter, of the ordinary Council, about the examination of certain riots and the burning of a stack of wood.
31 Oct. 213. Philip Hoby to John Scudamore.
Add. 11,041,
f. 57.
B. M.
Desired, when last with him, to purchase some of the stone to be sold at Evisham. The best part is sold, but the rest will suffice for his “necessity which shall shortly happen in building;” otherwise he will be very destitute. The waste done there was not due to him or his servants, but he had to pay men a long time to keep watch against disorder. You and the other commissioners will remember that there was no little spoil made. Since your departure there has been nothing minished to my knowledge, but if there be I would the offenders were punished. At the Court, 31 Oct. Signed.
1. Add.: Master John Scudamore, esq.
31 Oct. 214. Chapuys to Charles V.
VI. i. No. 135.
Has continually solicited the English for answer to his “note respecting the novelties and oppressive measures introduced in their tariff.” Yesterday, the Council notified to him that their King thought the ordinances lately promulgated were in accordance with the treaties, and that they must stop the continual coming hither of heretics, but were anxious that merchants and worthy foreigners should remain. As to the Subsidy granted by the native merchants, it will be used so that Imperial subjects should have no cause to complain. The ordinance forbidding foreign merchants to lade in other than English bottoms, unless they paid the full custom, was no injury to the subjects of the Emperor, who might give like order in his countries.
The same answer was made to the French ambassador; although the previous answer given him had been rather sharp, as Chapuys wrote in his last but one. The said Ambassador, however, still thinks the treaties with his King are contravened and believes his master will retaliate. Thinks the two first points in the note unimportant, but that forbidding foreign vessels to trade with this country very detrimental, especially to the maronniers of Antwerp, though it is true this state of things can only last five years. Advises the Emperor to issue like order; and, indeed, he thinks there is already a rescript in Spain forbidding foreign vessels to load as long as national ones are in port.
As to the tax on English cloth in Brabant, imposed by Maximilian, the lord Privy Seal and Admiral talked as if it were a most violent measure. This Council has not yet made answer as to the proposed inspection of woollen stuffs passing through the Low Countries. The Admiral has said that even if the Queen and states of the Low Countries decreed as they threatened, the Emperor would rectify it; which shows that they are emboldened by their trust in the Emperor.
Last week, an Italian physician attached to this Court, and very familiar with the lord Privy Seal, came four times to dine with Chapuys. Thinks he came to spy and also to persuade Chapuys to move the Emperor for a closer amity and a marriage with the Princess. Evidently he came from the lord Privy Seal. London, 31 Oct. 1540.
Original at Vienna, partly in cipher.
Ib., No. 136. 2. The Same to the Queen of Hungary.
Refers her to the preceding as showing what the English now aim at. London, 31 Oct. 1540.
Original at Vienna.
Oct. 215. Malefaunt's Lands.
R. O. Surveys taken — (blank) Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. before Fras. Sowthwell, Wm. Tooke, and Thos. Lychefeld, commissioners, giving the tenants' names and the extent and value of their holdings, i.e., of the manors (?) St. Nicholas Malefante, Walterston, Wynvo, St. Michael Malefawnt, St. George Maleffaunt, and Llammays. In the cases of Wynvo and St. George Malefawnt are notes in English that the castles are decayed, &c.; and in each case the fees of officers and other charges (including rent to Cardiff castle) are given, and the clear yearly value.
Note at the end:—“Sir, whereas ye did write but for parcels of Malefaunts lands we have made you a book of the whole,” that in your suit making you may choose what you like. Signed, as examined, by John Peryent, who adds, “This copy was made by Fras. Suthwell and Wm. Tucke at the desire of Mr. Kerne, according to the particulars of the survey of the said Malyfauntes lands.”
ii. Parcel of the lands of the late duke of Bedford:—Two items under the headings Sully (with a memorandum that these are claimed as common lands, but the King's records show them to be the King's demesne lands) and Talauan.
Latin. A book of 64 pages of which 21 are blank.
216. William Hatton.
R. O. Decree made by the King's general surveyors permitting William Hatton, farmer of the granges of Acton and Aston, Chesh., late belonging to the attainted monastery of Whalley, Chesh. (sic), to eject Thos. Okyll from a messuage, late of Wm. Profett, dec. (of which Okyll keeps possession after the expiry of his lease), and to enjoy it according to the tenor of the King's letters patent made to the said Hatton.
Copy, p. 1. Headed: Termino Mich. 32 Hen. VIII.—Apud Westm. in Camera voc. le Prynces Counsaill Chamber.
217. [Sir Thomas Heneage's Expenses.]
R. O. Book of household expenses, the commencement being almost all lost by by mutilation, except a date, Feb, 25 Hen. VIII. The first intelligible item is “Pd. to my wife” upon Monday, 9 March, “for the house and for stock fish (2) to Markes, 9d. Pd. for ink and quills and a tray 7d. Pd. to the shoemaker for 12 pair shoes upon the taile, for myself (4), my wife (2), my children (4), and maids (2), 6s. 4d.” Other noticeable items are “clowting a pair shoes for Jone, 3d.;” to the beer brewer of St. Katharine's, 13 March 25 H. VIII.; writing materials for Wm. Eton; Robt. Spencer for wages; the beer brewer of Barkyng; for “casting the mote” and “underpynyng in the mote;” bread at London; to Newell for carrying 2 loads bushes to Rumeford for Valentyne; “a cap for mine uncle Mollyngton;” “pd. for botehier (boat-hire) the first daye of April at exec, of Wolff, (fn. 10) 2d.;” boat hire to Greenwich, Tuesday, 7 April, 9d.;” “to John Stryngeffelaw (?) in partye for writing my roll, 5s.;” “pd. for my father, Clarke, for counsel in the law, 3s. 4d.” (27 April); 22 June, for “rushes for a St. John's head for ale, bread, birche, and other, 2s. 10d.;” “to my wife the 9 day (July) in her purse to Markes with Mr. Henege's child, 5s.;” to Mr. Horewod for counsel, 3s. 9d.; soap for Mr. Henege's nurse (11 July); smocks for Mr. Henege's nurse (17 July); a pair of “feturs” and a “feturlock” (27 July); “for carrying my master, Mr. Thomas Henege['s], stuff to the barge, 12d.,” and to Leonard in his purse, with the same stuff to Molsye (27 Aug); hoes and shoes for W. Henege (9 Sept.); and so on.
The account is carefully kept throughout the years 1534 and 1535, after which entries are at much more irregular periods, 18 April 29 Hen. VIII., and 19 Oct., and 12 Nov. 31 Henry VIII., being the last.
Then follows an account of beer received from 21 Dec. 28 Hen. VIII., the last payment being 30 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. Then come a few payments, another beer account, and a number of irregular entries of receipts and payments.
Book of 89 pages, in Ric. Eton's hand. Mutilated at beginning and end.
218. James V. to Rodolph Cardinal of Carpi.
Royal MS.
18 B. vi.
B. M.
Has received his letters of 20 Aug., signifying his return to Rome and the Pope's goodwill. In his absence Card. Ghinucci conducted affairs there with skill, and James now begs that Carpi will associate him with himself in Scotch affairs and choose him to conduct them when he is himself absent from Rome. Desires his aid to defend James's privileges in Dryburgh monastery and Aberdeen deanery.
Lat. Copy, p. 1.
219. James V. to Cardinal Ghinucci.
Royal MS.
18 B. vi.
B. M.
His letters of the 1st and 20th Sept. announce that as Card. Carpi has returned to Rome he will cease to write. His letters will always be welcome; and, to give him more occasion to write, James has asked Carpi to use his advice, and if absent from Rome to appoint him in his stead. Desires him to defend James's privileges in Dryburgh and Aberdeen.
Lat. Copy, p. 1.
220. Grants in October 1540.
October./Grants. 1. Michael Wentworth, chief clerk of the Kitchen. To be steward of the lordships or manors of Catton and Pocklington, Yorks., vice Sir Will. Perscey, deceased; with fees of 5 marks a year. Ampthill, 19 Sept. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 1 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 2.
2. Sir Ric. Gresham, of London. Grant, in fee, of the house and site of the late monastery of Fountains (“de Fontibus”) alias Fontaunce, Yorks., with the church, steeple and churchyard; and lands (specified) in Fountance, Rypon, Kyrkeby in Malham Dale, Arnecliff in Craven, Brymbam or Brymbem in Massam and Kyrkeby Malsherd, Staneley, Tanfelde, Swynton, Ilkton, Warden Marske, Daker, Balderbye in Topclyff, Kyrkebywyske, Beverley in Nedderdale, Beverley Riggs, Northcote in Craven, Hartwith, Wyndesley, Malham in Craven, Foxhoppe, Lytton, Horton in Rybblesdale or Rybbellisdale, Burnesall in Craven, Conyston, Scothorpe, Kylnesey, Netherbordley, Overbordley, Ingarthorpe, Wallerthwate, Merkynton, Aldburgh, Bordeley, Bordeley Baronry, and Netherdale, Yorks. (names of many tenants given), in as full manner as the last abbot of Fountains.
And, similarly, the houses, &c., of the late priories of nuns of Swyne, Yorks., with lands in Swyne in Holdernes, Drypole, Sutton in Holdernes, Wolburghe, Sutton Ings, Lounde on the Wolde and Holme upon Spaldyngmore, Yorks.; and of Nunnekelyng, with lands in Bewholme, Nunnekelyng in Holdernes, Benyngholme, Swyne in Holdernes, Catwycke in Holdernes and Waghen in Holdernes, Yorks. To hold by certain stated rents. Del. [Walden], 1 Oct. [32 Hen. VIII.]—S.B. (5 large skins sewn together, badly mutilated.) Pat. p. 3, ms. 20—32.
3. Sir Thos. Wryothesley, one of the King's two chief secretaries. Grant in fee of the reversions and rents reserved upon the following leases by Bitlesden monastery, Bucks (Ric. Grene, abbot), viz., (1) to Edm. Clerke, (fn. 11) one of the clerks of the Privy Seal, 20 Aug. 30 Hen. VIII., of the site of the said monastery, and lands specified in the parishes of Wapename and Syresham, for 99 years, at 29l. 7s. rent.
(2) To Edm. Hasilwood, 29 Sept. 27 Hen. VIII., of lands in Wedon Pynckeney alias Loyeswedon, with tithes of wool and lambs, for 40 years from Mich. A.D. 1547, at 3l. 6s. 8d. rent.
(3) To Edm. Bull, of Weston, and John Fallowes, 28 March 29 Hen. VIII., of portions of tithes belonging to the parsonage of Wedon Pynckney alias Loyeswedon, Northt., in Wedon and Weston; a tenement &c., late in tenure of one Thos. Warkehouse, and all houses, &c., belonging to the parsonage; for 40 years, at 4l. rent.
(4) To Thos. Lovet (date not given) of a portion of tithes belonging to the manor of Wapname and Asthwell, Northt., parcel of the tithes belonging to the same rectory of Wedon at 13s. 4d. rent, for a term not stated.
To hold by a yearly rent of 4l. free of all charges except some stated annuities, Del. Walden, 1 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 33.
4. John Baptist Borono(?), (fn. 12) merchant of Milan. Licence to export 2,000 sacks of English wool, and convey them through the straits of Marroke. Ampthill, — (month omitted) 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 1 Oct. —P.S. Pat. p. 3 m. 40.
5. Sir Cuthbert Ratclyf. Appointment as under-warden general of the marches against Scotland in the parts of the “Middelmarche” and in the lordship of Scotland; with authority to defend or rescue whenever necessary the town and castle of Berwick, and to array men between the ages of 16 and 60 in co. Northumb. and in all other places in the said marches in which Sir Hen. Percy or Henry late earl of Northumberland, deceased, formerly wardens of the Marches, used to do so; and power to conclude at discretion suspensions of hostilities with James King of Scots. Del. Walden, 1 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (mutilated). Pat. p. 6, m. 24.
6. Ric. Benese, clk. Presentation to the rectory of the parish church of Honney Lane, London, vice Thos. Garrerd, last incumbent, attainted. Del. Walden, 2 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Endd.: “The parsonage of Honny lane in London for Mr. B[en]ese, surveyor of Hampton Court”). Pat. p. 6, m. 28.
7. Laurence Coke alias Laurence Cooke, late prior of the Friars of Dancastre. Pardon of all offences committed before 8 Aug. last. Del. Walden, 2 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 29.
8. Commission of gaol-delivery.
Colchester gaol:—Sir Humph. Wyngfeld, Sir John Raynesford, Sir John Seyntclere, Sir Will. Pyrton, Thos. Tey, John Lukas. John Pilbarough, John Edmonds, Will. Harrys and John Blake. Walden, 4 Oct. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 12d.
9. Sir Thos. Poynings. Appointment as marshal of Calais, on surrender by Sir Ric. Grenefeld, from 6 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII., with as many soldiers under him in the said town as John Wallop, Edw. Guldeford, Thos. Wyat, Edw. Ringeley, Ric. Grenefeld, or any former marshal was accustomed to have; and with the same allowances as formerly enjoyed, and an additional stipend of 100l. a year. Del. Walden, 5 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 35.
10. Edm. Pekham, of Denham, Bucks. Grant, in fee, of the manor of Denham, belonging to the late monastery of St. Peter Westminster; the advowson of the rectory and parish church of Denham, Bucks; the water-mills called “Abbotts Mylles,” and lands there (specified) which belonged to the said late monastery; with liberties. To hold by the yearly rent of 106s. 6d. free of all charges except 20s. a year payable to the bailiff of the said manor, and 6s. 8d. a year for the livery of the farmer of the same manor. Del. Walden, 10 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 8.
11. Hen. earl of Brigewater. Licence to alienate the manors of Southarpe, alias Southarptree and Chelyngton, Somers., to Edw. earl off Hertford. Westm., 10 Oct. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 28.
12. Humph. Vernon and Isabella, his wife. Licence to alienate the site of the manor of Hodnet, Salop, a water-mill, a horse-mill, a garden, land, &c., in Hodnet, to Thos. Modlycote and Hen. Townrowe, and the heirs of the said Henry, to be regranted to the said Humphrey for life: and to his executors for 10 years after him; with remainder to Francis Pole and Katherine, his wife, and Margaret Vernon, daughters of the said Humphrey, in survivorship; with remainder to Geo. Vernon, son of the said Humphrey. Westm., 10 Oct. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 19.
13. Owen Oglethrop, S. T. P. Grant of the prebend in the collegiate church of Windesore, void by the death of Dr. Tate. The Moore, 7 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 10 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
14. Roger Wentworth and Alice, his wife. Licence to alienate certain acres of land, &c., in Felsted, Essex, to Sir Ric. Riche, chancellor of Augmentations. Westm., 12 Oct. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 28.
15. Thos. Robertson, clk. Grant of the canonry or prebend in the collegiate church of St. Stephen, in Westminster Palace, void by the promotion of Nic. Hethe to the bishopric of Rochester. Ampthill, 28 Sept. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 12 Oct.—P. S. Pat. p. 2, m. 2.
16. Thos. Robertson, clk. Presentation to the dignity of treasurer in the cathedral church of Salisbury, with the prebend of Cawne, and certain portions in the said church, annexed to the said dignity, void by the promotion of Ric. Sampson to the bishopric of Chichester. Ampthill, 28 Sept. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 12 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 28.
17. John Pekyns, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Northchurch, London dioc. Del. Walden, 12 Oct. — (year omitted) Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 6, m. 28.
18. Commission of gaol-delivery.
Warwick county gaol:—Sir Will. Feldyng, Roger Wygston, Thos. Holte, Ric. Catesbye, Reginald Dygby, Fulk Grevyle, Thos. Ardern, Humph. Dymmoke, Ric. Newporte, and Baldwin Porter. Walden, 13 Oct. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 13d.
19. Geo. Petrocochino. Grant of 15 Oct. 1539, wrongly enrolled. See Vol. XIV., Pt. ii., No. 435 (21). Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 12.
20. Fabian Justiniano. Grant of 15 Oct. 1539, wrongly enrolled See Vol. XIV., Pt. ii., No. 435 (22). Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 12.
21. Roger Hunnynges. Grant, in fee, of the messuage and 2 shops lately leased to him in the Old Fishery (?“in Veteri Piscaria”) in the parish of St. Nicholas Coldabby, London, viz., between the tenements of Will. Maymprise on the west, Thos. Bromegrave on the east, Oldefishestrete on the south, and a tenement of Thos. Barnewell on the north; also the messuage or tenement in which Thos. Bromesgrave lately dwelt, and which was afterwards leased to Roger Hunnyngs in the said parish of St. Nicholas Coldeabbye; the tenement late in the tenure of Will. Maymprice, in the same parish; and a shop in the tenure of Will. Bromesgrave in the said Old Fishery; which belonged to St. Peter's, Westminster. Rent 30s., free of a yearly rent of 66s. 8d. payable to the churchwardens of St. Nicholas Colde Abbey, and all other charges. Ampthill, 26 Sept. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 19 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 43.
22. Rob. Palmer, of London, mercer. Grant in fee of the manors of Kingeston and Wyke, Sussex, with appurtenances in Kyngeston, Wyke, and Lymyster, Sussex, a yearly rent or 13s. 4d. from tenements in the parish of Lymyster, lately recovered from the incursus of the sea by Edm. Dudley; the rectory and advowson of the vicarage and chapel of Kyngeston; and all tithes, &c, in said lands recovered from the incursus of the sea; all which belonged to Tewkesbury monastery, Glouc.
Also the manor of Perham, Sussex, which belonged to St. Peter's, Westminster. Del. Walden, 20 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (slightly mutilated). Pat. p. 7, m. 26.
23. Stephen a Hastenperg. Grant of 21 Oct. 1539, wrongly enrolled. See Vol. XIV., Pt. ii., No. 435 (33). Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 4, m. 13.
24. Edw. Mowll, A.M. Presentation to a canonry in the collegiate church of Llandewybrevye, St. David's dioc., and the prebend of Kylkenny alias Llanbadarne alias Trefeglwys, in the same dioc., vice Edmund bp. of London, resigned. The Moore, 15 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 22 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 37.
25. Philip Hobbye, a gentleman of the Privy Chamber. Licence to export 600 qrs. of wheat. Windesor Castle, 20 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Oct.—P.S. Fr. Roll, “22” Hen. VIII., m. 8.
26. The town of Crischurchtwyneham, Hants. Grant of incorporation to the churchwardens of the parish church and inhabitants of the said town, with the site, circuit, &c., and church of the late priory there. This grant is made at the supplication of Edw. Lewyn and Rob. Westbury, and Thos. Hancoke and James Trym, yeomen, the present churchwardens, and the inhabitants. Del. Westm., 23 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 43.
27. Edm. Homersam, a yeoman of the Guard. To be bailiff and keeper of woods of the lordship of Bedmyster, Somers., vice Sir Will. Kingeston, deceased. Del. Westm., 23 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII..—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 16.
28. Thos. Paynell, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Cottingham, York dioc. Del. Windsor, 24 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.— S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 28.
29. Sir John Gage, comptroller of the Household. To be constable of the Tower of London, vice Sir Will. Kyngston, deceased; with fees of 100l. a year. Del. Windsor, 25 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 43.
30. Andrew Wadham. To be keeper of the lodge in Sharpham park in the parish of Walton, Somers., belonging to the late monastery of Glastonburye, and keeper of the said park; with 2d. a day in each office. The Moore, 4 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Windsor, 25 Oct.—P.S. Pat p. 3, m. 43.
31. John Dymocke. Licence to export 20,000 weight of bell metal, bought of the duke of Suffolk, to be delivered to the said John at the port of Boston. Amptill, 13 Sept. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Wyndesor, 25 Oct.—P.S. Fr. Roll “22” Hen. VIII., m. 8.
32. John Rowse. Licence to export to Ireland 100 weys of wheat, beans, and malt. The Moore, 16 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Wyndesore 25 Oct.—P.S. Fr. Roll, “22” Hen. VIII., m. 7.
33. Commissions of gaol-delivery.
Yevylchester gaol: — Sir John Seyntclowe, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Hugh Paulett, Sir John Newton, Will. Portman, serjeant-at-law, Thos. Clerke, John Worth, Will. Vowell, Nic. Fitzjames, John Porter, Thos. Horner, Geo. Gylbert, and Ant. Gylbert:—to meet at Wellys. Windsor, 25 Oct.
34. Dorchester gaol:—Sir Giles Strangways. Sir Edw. Willoughby, Sir Thos. Trenchard, Sir Thos. Arundell, Sir John Horsey, Nic. Wylloughby, Ric. Phelyps, Will. Thornell, Roger Stourton, Rob. Coker, John Wyllyams, John Wadham, Geo. Lyne, John Dacham and Hen. Assheley. Windsor, 25 Oct. Pat. 32 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 13d.
35. Will. Trosshes, one of the King's players on musical instruments. Annuity of 38l. for life. Ampthill, 20 Sept. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 26 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 4. Rym. XIV. 704.
36. Will. Hutchynson, one of the officers of the Spicery. Grant of the water-mill called “Busshe Mylne” in the parish of Busshey, Herts, in the King's hands by the attainder of Margaret late countess of Salisbury. The More, 11 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 41.
37. John Peers, clerk of the check of the Guard. Grant of 6d. a day as fee of the Crown, vice Rob. Delwood, deceased. Del. Windsor, 27 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 41.
38. Will, earl of Southampton. To be keeper of the Privy Seal, vice Thomas late earl of Essex, attainted; with 20s. a day or 365l. a year to be paid as follows:—90l. out of the customs of the port of Pole, Dorset, 200l. out of the little customs of the port of London, 56l. 13s. 4d. out of the customs and subsidies of the port of Bristol and 18l. 6s. 8d. out of the customs and subsidies in the ports of Plymmouth and Fowey, Devon and Cornw. Windsor Castle, 18 Aug. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Windsor, 27 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 43.
39. John Portynary, one of the gentlemen pensioners. Licence to export 600 qrs. of wheat or beans. Windsor Castle, 26 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Wyndesore, 27 Oct.—P.S. Fr. Roll, “22” Hen. VIII. m. 7.
40. Will. Burne. Reversion of the office of one of the King's serjeants-at-arms, with 12d. a day; on the next vacancy among the present serjeants-at-arms, viz., Will. Savyn, Nic. Jakson, John Pilleston, John Thomas, Thos. Vaughan, Edw. Skipwith, Walter Shalcote, Roger Beck, Rob. Marbury, Edw. Goodesborowe, John Stoner, Hugh Willoughby, Ric. Clerk, and Ric. Ranshawe. Del. Windsor, 28 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 2.
41. John Bartelot. Reversion (for the safe conduct and piloting of the King's ships through a place called “le Blakedepis,” and for his labour and skill in finding a new channel there by which many serious dangers are avoided in navigation) of an annuity of 20l. now held for life by Thos. Spert, a yeoman of the Crown, by pat. 29 Jan. 7 Hen. VIII., and formerly held by John Wodlesse, deceased, Ampthill, 22 Sept. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Windsor, 28 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
42. John Throkmerton. Grant of all messuages, &c., in Durtewiche, Worc., in the King's hands by the attainder of Michael Throkemorton. Windsor Castle, 24 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Windsor, 28 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 41.
43. Will. Poole. To be bailiff of Hampeness and Sandegate, Marches of Calais; with fees of 12d. a day, in as full manner as Edw. Rogers, esquire of the Royal Body, held the office. Windsor Castle, 24 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. Del. Windsor, 28 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 41.
44. John Salvage, clk. Presentation to the rectory or parish church of Davenham, Cov. and Lich. dioc., vice Edm. Bon[er], the last incumbent, promoted to the bishopric of London. Del. Wyndesor. 28 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 28.
45. Sir Ant. Seyntleger, Deputy of Ireland. Commission to call a parliament in Ireland for the consideration of certain articles to be transmitted to the said Deputy under the Great Seal; the parliament to meet on the morrow of the Purification next ensuing. Del. Windsor, 30 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 37.


  • 1. Young Gerald Fitzgerald and his companions.
  • 2. Dated only in the margin of the Spanish Calendar.
  • 3. Sir Thomas Elyot, who was ambassador with the Emperor in 1531–2.
  • 4. St. Leger, Paulet, Moyle, and Berners, commissioners sent in 1537. See Vol XII., Pt. ii., No. 1310.
  • 5. M. de Formes, commonly spoken of in the French despatches as his cousin. See No. 88.
  • 6. The Cowbridge.
  • 7. Blanche Rose.
  • 8. Malvasia.
  • 9. Francis de Frangepan, bp. of Colocza.
  • 10. John Wolff and his wife Alice. See Vol. VII.
  • 11. The site, &c. of the late monastery of Bitlesdon, leased as above to Edm. Clerke, are afterwards described as late in his tenure and now in the tenure of Edm. Peckham.
  • 12. A loop before the B makes the name look like Uborono or Oborono in the P.S.; the reading is Oborono in the enrolment, and Odorono in the margin of the roll.