Henry VIII: January 1542, 11-20

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January 1542, 11-20

11 Jan.
R. O.
19. Giovanni Stanchini, Secretary of Mons. Capo di Ferro, to Cardinal Farnese.
* * * The same day he (fn. 1) informed me that their ambassador in England reported that the King had sent for him with great fury, and, on his coming, "non gli disse altro, come quel che seco non si rafronta"; and that that King has informed Norfolk that he may return safely; and that he will cause the ambassador (fn. 2) who was here lately to be released; and that he meant to condemn the Queen, and an aunt of hers who helped her, to perpetual prison. * * * Signed as secretary to the Datary.
Italian. Docketed : From Fontainebleau. Modern extract, p. 1. Headed : Di Giovanni Stanchini, secretario di Mons. Capo di Ferro, delli xj. Gennaro 1542, al R'mo Card. Farnese.
12 Jan.
Wilkins III. 858. Cranmer's Works, 491.
20. Proctors in the Court of Arches.
Cranmer to the dean of Arches, and to John Hering, John Talcorne, Ric. Watkyns, Ant. Hussaws, Thos. Stacy, Ric. Feyld, John Trevison, John Clerk, Simon Leston, Hen. Bossell, Thos. Dockery, Robt. Johnson, Wm. Coveyke, and David Clopham, proctors general of the Court of Arches, granting their petition that an order made by Robt. de Wynchelsey and Wm. Warham, his predecessors, limiting the number of proctors to ten, shall henceforth be observed Lambeth, 12 Jan. 1541, 33 Hen. VIII., consec. 9.
13 Jan.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 292.
21. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 13 Jan. Present :—Abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Durham, Winchester, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Viceohamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chano. of Augm., and Sir John Baker, Chanc. of Tenths. No business recorded.
14 Jan.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 293.
22. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 14 Jan. Present :—Abp. of Cant., Chancellor, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Durham, Winchester, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Augm., Chanc. of Tenths. Business :—Whereas the Scottish ambassadors reported heinous attemptates done in Scotland by subjects of the Middle Marches, letters were directed to Sir Cuthb. Ratcliff, deputy warden there, to foresee that no more raids were made unless the Scots provoked them. Letters sent to Sir Wm. Evre and Sir Thos. Wharton.
14 Jan.
R. O. Kaulek, 380. (Abstract.)
23. Francis I. to Marillac.
Has received his letters of the 1st inst. Letters of credence making mention of the thing talked of (propos) would be equivalent to a special power, and could be as much taken advantage of. The best Marillac can do is to protract the matter until Francis sees how his affairs go, take pains to discover what is between the Emperor and the King of England, and send news of occurrences there. Has heard from Spain and Portugal that among the losses in this voyage of Algiers the English ambassador lost the value of 100,000 cr. If so, he must have had money of his master's to aid the Emperor with, "et que c'est chose qui ne (Kaulek reads "me") porte si avant que vous pouvez penser." Begs him to enquire diligently about this. Countersigned : Baiard.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 2. Headed : 14 Jan. 1542.
15 Jan.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 293.
24. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 15 Jan. Present :—Chancellor, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Durham, Winchester, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Augm., Chanc. of Tenths. No business recorded.
15 Jan.
Calig, E., IV. 140. B. M.
25. The Council to Paget.
"* * * * plesure is that you shall harken [diligently whensoever you shall] se nede, occasion, tyme or opport[unity] . . . . . . . . . theyre suites on his Maties behalff accord[ingly] . . . . . . . . . . . hartilie fare yow well. From the Kinges Hi[ghnes palace of] Westm., the xvth day of Januarie." Signed by Cramner, Audeley, Norfolk, Southampton, Sussex, Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Gage, Browne, Sir Anthony [Wingfield], Wriothesley, Sad[ler], Riche and Baker.
Mutilated, p. 1. Add. : ambassador resident in France.
15 Jan.
R. O.
26. Sir Marmaduke Constable, [Junior].
Acknowledgement, 15 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII., by Sir Marmaduke Constable, of the receipt of 300l. from Sir John Seyntlowe, in part payment of 600l. for the purchase of lands in Hoddenhull, Warw, Signed and sealed.
Parchment, p. 1.
16 Jan.
Nicolas' P.C.P., vii. 293.
27. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 17 (sic) Jan. Present :—Chancellor, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Durham, Winchester, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Augm., Chanc. of Tenths. Business :—Recognisanc, (cited) of Fulk Pigott to deliver to the clerk of the Council all books he has concerning prophecy, and never hereafter meddle with such fancies, &c.
16 Jan.
Parl. Roll, 33 Hen. VIII. R. O.
28. Parliament.
Begun and held at Westm., 16 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII.
[In the following summary, where an Act is printed in the Statutes at Large, its subject only is noted; where not printed, its effect is described.]
I. Acts entered on the Parliament Roll, viz. :—
1 [cap. 1, o.n. (fn. 3) 1]. Concerning counterfeit letters or privy tokens to receive money or goods in other men's names.
2 [c. 3, o.n. 3]. Folding of cloths in North Wales.
3 [c. 4, o.n. 4]. Pewterers.
4 [c. 6, o.n. 6]. Crossbows and handguns.
5 [c. 7, o.n. 7]. Conveyance of brass, latten, and bell-metal over sea.
6 [c. 9, o.n. 9]. For maintenance of artillery and debarring of unlawful games.
7 [c. 10, o.n. 10]. Execution of certain statutes.—The justices of peace at their general sessions after Easter shall yearly hold inquiry for offenders against the statutes touching vagabonds, retainers, maintenance, embracery, bowstaves and archery, unlawful games, forestallers and regrators, victual, victuallers, and innholders.
8 [c. 11, o.n. 11]. Butchers to sell at their pleasure, by weight or otherwise.
9 [c. 12, o.n. 12]. Murder and malicious bloodshed within the Court.
10 [c. 13, o.n. 13]. Keeping of sheriffs' courts in the county palatine of Chester; and translation of the towns of Hoppe and Assaphe, the parish and lordship of Hawarden and the lordships, towns, and parishes of Molesdale, Mereforde, and Oseley from the county of Denbigh to the county of Flint.
11 [c. 16, o.n. 16]. Worsted yarn in Norfolk.
12 [c. 17, o.n. 17]. Continuance of certain Acts.
13 [c. 18, o.n. 18]. True making of kerseys.
14 [c. 19, o.n. 19]. Shipping of cloths.
15 [c. 20, o.n. 33 of the year 37 Hen. VIII.]. For due process to be had in high treason in cases of lunacy or madness. (fn. 4)
16 [c. 22, o.n. 20]. The order of wards and liveries.
17 [c. 23, o.n. 21]. To proceed by commission of oyer and terminer against persons who confess treason, without remanding them to be tried in the shire where the offence was committed.
18 [c. 24, o.n. 22]. That no man be justice of assize in his own country.
19 [c. 27, o.n. 25]. Leases by hospitals, colleges, and other corporations to be valid with the consent of the majority.
20 [c. 36, o.n. 34]. Repairing of Canterbury, Rochester, Stamford, Grimsby, Cambridge, Derby, Guildford, Dunwich, the Cinque Ports, Lewes, and Buckingham.
21 [c. 37, o.n. 35]. The manor of Ampthill to be an honor, and have annexed to it all the King's lands in Ampthill, Milbroke, Fletewike, Malden, Stepingley, Westoninge, Houghton Congest, Wishamstede, Littelington, Husbondcrawley, Rigemond cum Sageno, Aspeley Geys, Cuphill, Caynoo, Shefforde, Cranefeild, Polloxhill, Harlington, Todington, Barton, Shitlington, Chalgrave, Mariston, Wooburne, Evershall, Milton Brian, Warden, Elstowe, Caudewell, Donistable, Salforde, Holcoote, Bedford, Wootton, Kempston, and the manor of Colmeworth, Beds; and in Newport-pannell, Tikforth, Molso, Great Lidforth, Little Lidforth, Stewkley, Little Brickhill, Boobrickhill, Wavendon, North Crauley, and Swanborne, Bucks.
22 [c. 38, o.n. 36]. The manor of Grafton to be an honor, and have annexed to it the hundreds of Wymbersley and Alforde howe, the forests of Whittilwood and Sawsey and chace of Yardesley, Ntht, and the chace of Waddon, Bucks; and all the King's lands in Grafton, Hertwell, Asheton, Roode, Cortnall, Alderton, Stoke Brewerne, Shittill Anger, Shoresley, Bliseworthe, Milton Mallesworthe, Tiffild, Pallispery, Tossetour, Eiston, Hulcote, Abthorpe, Foscot, Greynsmorton, Blakesley, Woodend, Colehigham, Grimscott, Gayton, Patsell, Escott, Ascott, Dalescot, Bugbroke, Ruddisthrupp, Collingthright, Hardingston, Wotton, Quynton, Slopton, Densager, Yardeley, Pottersbery, Furthoo, Cosgrove, Castelashby, Wyken, and Delaprey, Ntht.; and in Luffilde, Hanslappe, Castelthorp, Harsham, Sheneley, Lyttle Horewood, Snelsoo, and Little Lidforth, Bucks.
II. Acts printed in the Statutes at Large, but not entered on the Parliament Roll, viz. :—
Cap. 2 [o.n. 2]. Buying of fish upon the sea.
C. 5 [o.n. 5]. Great horses.
C. 8 [o.n. 8]. Against conjurations and witchcrafts and sorcery and enchantments.
C. 14 [o.n. 14]. Prophecies upon declaration of names, arms, badges, &c.
C. 15 [o.n. 15]. Sanctuary of Manchester to be abolished, and the sanctuary men transferred to West Chester, which is to be a sanctuary.
C. 21 [o.n. 33 in the year 37 Hen. VIII.]. (fn. 5) Attainder of Katharine Howard and others.—Katharine Howard whom the King took to wife is proved to have been not of pure and honest living before her marriage, and the fact that she has since taken to her service one Francis Dereham, the person with whom she "used that vicious life before," and has taken as chamberer a woman who was privy to her naughty life before, is proof of her will to return to her old abominable life. Also she has confederated with lady Jane Rocheford, widow, late wife of Sir Geo. Boleyn, late lord Rocheford, to "bring her vicious and abominable purpose to pass" with Thos. Culpeper, late one of the King's Privy Chamber, and has met Culpeper in "a secret and vile place," at 11 o'clock at night, and remained there with him until 3 a.m., with only "that bawd, the lady Jane Rocheford." For these treasons, Culpeper and Dereham have been convicted and executed, and the Queen and lady Rochford stand indicted. The indictments of such as have lately suffered are hereby approved, and the said Queen and lady Rochford are, by authority of this Parliament, convicted and attainted of high treason, and shall suffer accordingly; and the said Queen, lady Rocheford, Culpeper, and Dereham shall forfeit to the Crown all possessions which they held on 25 Aug. 33 Hen. VIII. The Royal assent to this Act shall be given by commission. And where Agnes duchess of Norfolk, widow, and Katharine countess of Bridgewater, wife of Henry earl of Bridgewater, are indicted of misprision of treason for concealing the first treasons, and lord William Howard, lady Margaret Howard his wife, Edw. Walgrave, Kath. Tylney, Alice Restwold, Joan Bulmer, Anne Howard, Robt. Damporte, Malyn Tylney, Marg. Bennet, and Wm. Assheby have been convicted of the said misprision, all of them shall forfeit their goods to the King, and be imprisoned for life, and the King shall take the revenues of their lands from 1 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. for term of their lives. To avoid doubts in future, it is declared that the Royal assent given by commission shall be valid in all cases hereafter, that any lightness of the queen for the time being may be revealed to the King or his Council, and that an unchaste woman marrying the King shall be guilty of high treason.
C. 25 [o.n. 23]. Denization of children of Thos. Poyntz, of London, grocer, Wm. Castelyn, of London, mercer, and John Dymock, late gentleman usher, born beyond sea of wives who were not denizens.
C. 26 [o.n. 24]. Certain crafty conveyances executed by Sir John Shelton, dec., declared null.
C. 28 [o.n. 26]. That the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the chancellor of Augmentations, the chancellor of First Fruits and Tenths, the master of Wards and Liveries, each of the General Surveyors, the treasurer of the Chamber, the treasurer of Augmentations, and the groom of the Stole, may each retain one chaplain holding one benefice with cure of souls and not resident upon it.
C. 29 [o.n. 27]. Religious persons of houses and monasteries which have been translated from their old corporations into new corporations, without being suppressed, to enjoy the benefits of the Act of 31 Hen. VIII., enabling religious persons in houses suppressed to sue and be sued, &c.
C. 30 [o.n. 28]. Authority of the dean and chapter of Lichfield in making leases, &c.
C. 31 [o.n. 29]. Bishoprics of Chester and of the Isle of Man transferred from the jurisdiction of Canterbury to that of York.
C. 32 [o.n. 30]. Whitegate made a parish church separate from the parish of Over.
C. 33 [o.n. 31]. Privileges of Kingston-upon-Hull.
C. 34 [o.n. 32]. The two annual fairs granted to King's Lynn by pat.
7 July 29 Hen. VIII. taken away, because of the regrating of salt fish practised there, to the detriment of Styrbridge fair, Ely fair, and other fairs in cos. Camb. and Hunts.
C. 35 [o.n. 33]. Water conduits of Gloucester.
C. 39 [o.n. 37]. Establishment of the Court of General Surveyors.
III. Acts neither entered on the Parliament Roll nor printed in the Statutes at Large :—
C. 40 [o.n. 38]. Attainder of Ric. Pate, late archd. of Lincoln, and of Seth Holland, his chaplain, who, Pate being ambassador to the Emperor, departed from the Emperor to the Bishop of Rome, the King's enemy, and Reginald Pole, an attainted traitor.
C. 41 [o.n. 39]. Confirmation to Sir Gilbert Talbot, in tail male, of the manors of Grafton and Upton Waren, Worc., with the manor house of Grafton and the Old and New Parks there, containing lands specified in Grafton, Upton Waren, and the parish of Bromesgrove, Worc,, which were granted to his father, Sir Gilbert Talbot, by pat. of 17 July 1 Hen. VII., and belonged to Sir Humph. Stafford, attainted.
C. 42 [o.n. 40]. The prebend of Blewebery, alias Bluebery, in Salisbury Cathedral, of which Thos. Paston, of the Privy Chamber, is incumbent by pat. of 29 July 32 Hen. VIII., to be annexed to the proper use of John, bp. of Salisbury and his successors, and be no longer a prebend; and Paston to receive, in fee simple, the said bishop's manor called Godalmynge, alias Godallmynge, Surr. Saving clause securing the rights of Thos. Edgar, gentleman usher, under a 50 years' lease to him, by Paston, 9 June 33 Hen. VIII., of the prebend of Blewebery, at 54l. rent.
C. 43 [o.n. 41]. Authority for lord Russell, Admiral, to grant the house called the Prior of St. Swithin's house in Southwark, which belonged to St. Swithin's, Winchester, to Nic. bp. of Rochester and his successors, in exchange for the bishop's chief mansion at Chesewyke, Midd., and an isle in the river Thames there abutting at its east end on another isle belonging to the prebend of Chesewyke, to be held by the said lord Russell and his heirs.
C. 44 [o.n. 42]. Confirmation of the grants by Henry VI. and Edw. IV. to the provost and scholars of the college of St. Mary and St. Nicholas in the University of Cambridge, otherwise called King's College, of the alien priory of Allerton Malyverer, Yorks., and the priories of Wotton, Warw., of St. James nigh Exeter, Devon, and of Toftes, Norf., with all advowsons belonging to them. This confirmation to prevent disputes arising from lack of inquisitions taken at the time of the possessions of the said priories.
C. 45 [o.n. 43]. Jointure of the marchioness of Dorset.—At the petition of Henry marquis of Dorset, who has married the lady Frances, one of the daughters of Mary the late French Queen, dec., and of Charles duke of Suffolk, for a jointure of 1,015l. 3s. 3d. out of his inheritance, it is enacted that, from Michaelmas 33 Hen. VIII. the said Henry and Frances may hold the manors of Trelawne, Trymwell, and Woodforde, Cornw. and Devon, the manors of Multon Fletluces, Multon Harrington, Multon Dominorum, Bewsolas, Skirbeke, Algerkirke and Kyrton, Linc., the manor of Sayes Bonvill, Soms., the manors of Stebbinge and Woodham Ferrers, Essex, the manors of Higham, Broughton Astelye, Shepeshede, Gosford, and Bradgate, Leic. and Cumb.; also, in the year 1546, the lordships and manors of Porlocke, Lymington, Stapleton, Istocke Joverney, Soms., the manors of Ilfracombe, Woodbury, Lymston, Clischambernon, Churchestanton, Torugge, Charleton, Hedde and Poole, Devon, the manors of Northcote, Padstowe, Willingtons Lande, Wadfarste, Wyke Beate Marie, and feod. de Trewardrethe, Cornw.; and also, in 1546, the lordships and manors of Whitwike, Lutworthe, and Wedington, Warw. and Leic.; and on the decease of Cecily lady Duddeley, the manor of Glemme Magna, Leic.; and, on the decease of lord Delaware and Eliz. his wife, the manor of Northeleighe, Devon.; to be held by the said Henry and Frances in survivorship, with remainder to the inheritance of the said Henry.
C 46 [o.n. 44]. Grant for life (for the relief of her and her children) to Mary Fenys, widow of Thomas Fenys lord Dacre, attainted of murder, of the manors of Burham and Codham, Kent, of Fromquinton and Belchwell, Dors., and of Nashall, Essex. The said Mary not being endowed or endowable of jointure, because she married the said Thomas while he was under 21 years of age, a ward in the King's hands.
R. O. 29. Parliament.
"Articles touching the bill for unlawful nets," giving notes of previous legislation on the subject, the kinds of nets used, the difficulty of fixing a mesh to suit all rivers and of saving fry and spawning fish The bill to be enacted by the King, lords and commons "in this present Parliament" is to provide that the lord High Admiral and his deputies, and the justices of the peace, shall, four times a year, view the nets used to take fresh water fish. Many interesting details relating to the fishing in the Thames about London Bridge are given.
Pp. 5.
R. O. 2. "Considerations why the trynker men cannot save small brood and fry of fish, although they would, &c."; being, apparently, an information by the waterbailey and other fishermen of the destruction of fry and small fish by the "trynk" nets, giving details of the number, fashion, and use of the trunk nets in the Thames.
Pp. 5. Slightly mutilated. Endd. : "Ano 33 H. 8. The habominable destroye of frye of fishe in Themis by the trynckes licensyd by th'officers of London to stande in the same river, with unlefull nettes and contrary to a statute made ano 2 H. 6, cap. ult."
16 Jan.
Add. MS. 32, 647, f. 1. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 111.
30. Wriothesley to the Scottish Ambassadors.
Having received their letters with note of certain attemptates, returns the articles they declared to the King. Letters shall be sent to the Warden of the Middle Marches touching the latter attemptates. Their book, when it comes, shall be answered, and a book for the English part delivered to them. Westminster Palace, this Monday. Signed.
Draft in Wriothesley's hand, p. 1. Endd. : Minute to the ambassadors of Scotland, xvjo Januarii, 1541.
16 Jan.
Poli Epp., III. 47.
31. Cardinal Pole to Cardinal Contarini.
Unexpected capture of the thief who stole Contarini's money, as described in letters of M. Bartolomeo to M. Ludovico. This great frost and snow makes him regret that Contarini is not here; but in such weather he is better at Rome. Are all well, and not without hope of seeing Contarini here for some days, if what M. Ludovico writes of M. Jacomo Crescenzio be confirmed. Viterbo, 16 Jan., 1542.
Rejoices that the Pope has provided M. Vilio.
17 Jan.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 294.
32. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 17 Jan. Present : Chancellor, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Durham, Winchester, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley, Chanc. of Augm., Chanc. of Tenths. No business recorded.
17 Jan. 33. Thornton College.
See Grants in January. No. 18.
17 Jan.
R. O. Kaulek. 383. (Almost the whole text.)
34. Marillac to Francis I.
What the Emperor's ambassador seeks by going oftener to Court than he was wont, as mentioned in his last of the 1st inst., [is] to obtain money, ships and succour on pretext of resuming the expedition of Alger; and he has even let out to Marillac's informant that he expected soon to see the two Princes bound closer in league than they ever were, and was not past hope that the Emperor might espouse Madame Marie. Is assured that the Emperor is trying to alienate Francis from the English, and will accept anything by which he can get the angelots. Knows that the two Princes have written to each other with their own hands; and it is held certain that the bishop of London is chosen to go as ambassador into Spain, and (in order to carry his commodities better, or else to avoid passing the French Court and waiting upon Francis, after the bad office he did there two years ago) intends to go by sea.
The day before yesterday, the 16th (sic) (fn. 6) inst., this King, with his dukes, earls, and "lordz," all the prelates, and deputies for the people, opened Parliament with the accustomed solemnity. In it will be determined the matter (faict) of this last Queen, who is still at Syon Abbey, more closely guarded than before, which is no good omen for her, and of the other ladies guilty in the business, such as the old duchess of Norfolk and the lady of Rochefort. Also they talk of new laws against adulterers, who are henceforth to be punished by death, and of an impost, or at least exacting the rest of the impost made last year, of which only the half was taken, and the rest remitted for four years, which will now be abridged to four months. Norfolk has arrived in Court, apparently in his former credit and authority. The deputy of Calais, lord de Lisles, who was made prisoner in the Tower two years ago, is going to have his pardon. The Order of the Garter is said to have been sent back to him, and indeed he has liberty within the Tower, where he used to have but one narrow chamber. The ambassadors of the King of Scotland let Marillac understand that their affairs proceed well, and they have written by this despatch to the Cardinal of St. Andrews to communicate them to Francis. Has not enquired further, and they have not yet dared to come to him, to avoid the suspicion of those with whom they must negociate. As to the marriage, last despatch showed how the affair stood, and, as nothing more has happened, he can add nothing, but awaits Francis's commands upon what he wrote.
French. Two modern transcripts, each pp. 3. Headed : 17 Jan. 1542.
17 Jan.
R. O. Kaulek, 381. (The whole text.)
35. Marillac to the Queen of Navarre.
His agent in the [French] Court has sent him the portrait and letters which she delivered him, together with her advice about the repudiated Queen, sister of the duke of Cleves. As to what the Duke's ambassador has done in the past, thinks that, being only a minister, he could do no less than what Marillac then wrote to the King. Encloses extract from his (Marillac's) letters to the King, by which it appears that he (the ambassador) had express command to negociate thus. The ambassador, having since received other letters from the Duke, commanding him to follow up what he had commenced, would not do so without Marillac's advice; which was, to wait till Parliament decided what should become of this last Queen before speaking of the reconciliation of the other, since it was esteemed that this King had rightly left her, and, at any rate, to defer until Marillac had letters from the King or the Queen of Navarre. This the Ambassador approved, preferring to keep things as they are rather than hazard anything; and now the Queen of Navarre's letters have decided them not to proceed further without express instructions from both the King and the Duke, as the Ambassador says he has already written to his master.
As to her advice for the said lady, assures her that she (the lady) wants neither prudence nor patience. All her affairs could never make her utter a word by which one might suppose that she was discontented; nay, she has always said she wished nothing but what pleased the King her lord; thus showing an example of rare patience in dissembling passions common to everyone, which could only come of singular grace of God and a heart resolved to accept what could not be remedied. She has behaved, with her household, so wisely that those who visit her marvel at such great virtue (honnesteté), others who hear of it are loud in her praise, and all regret her much more than they did the late Queen Katharine. The ambassador will give her the portrait; for, without this King's licence, Marillac could not speak [with her]. It will be a great pleasure to her, as she has long desired it. Has, as of himself, asked for hers, and expects to get it and send it soon. She is very well, and said to be half as beautiful again since she left Court. This last Queen is still at Syon. The assembly of estates, called here the Parliament, commenced the day before yesterday, and will determine her affair (faict). Norfolk has arrived in Court, apparently with his former credit. The Scotch ambassadors say their affairs proceed well, and they have written to the cardinal of St. Andrews to communicate with the King. They have not yet dared to come to Marillac, because of the suspicion it would arouse in those with whom they have to negociate. The end of this Parliament will give him enough to write about.
French. Modern trascript, pp. 4. Headed : a la reine de Navarre, 17 Jan. 1542.
17 Jan.
R. O. Kaulek, 384. (Extract.)
36. Marillac to the Admiral of France.
Will only add to what he now writes to the King, that the English, if not taken in time, are on the way to alienate themselves from the French, thinking that they are made less of since the Emperor's reputation is diminished. Consequently (and such is the common bruit) they will do their best to restore him. The Admiral knows how expedient it is to keep the Emperor down, lest he should attempt in the future to mount as high as he has done in the past, and [who it is] who could gain the point that the English should be against him; and, at the least, it would be no small advantage to the King so to entertain them that they should not aid our enemy. Desires the Admiral to consider whether it would not be well to seek them more earnestly, at least to temporise in some honest sort. Suggests the putting forward of some practice of marriage or closer amity. Otherwise, two dangers threaten. One is that in despite they give Madame Marie to the Emperor, with a good sum of angelots, which is what his Ambassador has been seeking ever since the misfortune of Argel; the remedy being the marriage already proposed, for this King will not disburse money for his daughter when he could place her so high elsewhere without putting his hand in his pocket. The other danger is more evident, and is that, when Marillac comes to propose such things, they should think and say they are only sought during the Emperor's prosperity, when we have need of them. To avoid this, if the King does not wish to pursue the subject of the marriage, Marillac should be replaced by another ambassador, who could say he was ignorant of what his predecessor had done; for Marillac himself could only make poor excuses, which would scarcely be sufficient to efface that impression.
French. Modern transcript, pp. 3. Headed : à l'Amiral, 17 Jan. 1542.
17 Jan.
R. O.
37. Sir John Nevill's Widow.
Receipt, 17 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII., by Sir John Normavell, vicar of Sandall, from Tristram Teshe, receiver of attainted lands in Yorkshire, of 3l. 8s. 1d. to the use of lady Nevyll, of Cheyte, Yorks., late wife of Sir John Nevyll, attainted. Signed.
P 1
18 Jan.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 294.
38. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 18 Jan. Present : Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Augm., Chanc. of Tenths. Business :—Recognisance (cited) of — (blank) Assheton, of London, to appear at all times upon warning.
18 Jan.
Laemmer, Mon. Vat., 398.
39. Bishop of Modena to Cardinal Francse.
* * * [Is proceeding on his mission to the Diet at Spires].
Does not know if the Scottish doctor (fn. 7) will be here in time to accompany him to Spires, because on the 17th inst. he (the doctor) was only to leave Bologna. Will at Spires deliberate about placing him where he will be most useful. Inspruch, 18 Jan. 1542.
19 Jan.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 294.
40. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 19 Jan. Present : Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Durham, Winchester, Treasurer, Comptroller, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Augm., Chanc. of Tenths. Business :—Recognisance (cited) of Hugh Dingley, of Southwark, brewer, to appear upon warning.
16 and 19 Jan. 41. Ireland.
See Grants in January, Nos. 16, 22.
20 Jan.
Nicolas' P.C.P., VII. 295.
42. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 20 Jan. Present : Chancellor, Norfolk, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Hertford, Gt. Admiral, Durham, Winchester, Comptroller, Treasurer, Mr. of Horse, Vicechamb., Wriothesley, Sadler, Chanc. of Augm., Chanc. of Tenths. Business :—The Staplers presented a book of their requests and offers. Warrant for David Simple, gentleman of Scotland, to pass out of the realm by 1 March. Letter devised to Sir Harry Savell, constable of Pomfret castle, to release Jokin Simple, (fn. 8) Scottishman.

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43. Parliament.
Notes of the King's presence in Parliament on 28 April and on 3, 19, 21 and 24 May 31 Hen. VIII. and 16 and 20 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII., and the business done. Taken apparently from the Lords' journals.
In a modern hand. Two copies, each pp. 2.
20 Jan.
Wilkins III. 862.
44. Convocation of York.
Note that the Convocation of York met at York, 20 Jan. 1541.


  • 1. The extract does not show who this was.
  • 2. Lord William Howard.
  • 3. The number of the original Act as preserved in the Parliament Office.
  • 4. This was read the first time on 4 Feb., and received the royal assent on the 11th. Lords' Journals.
  • 5. Received the royal assent, 11 February, Lords' Journals.
  • 6. One transcript reads "15th." which agrees, no doubt, with "avant-hier." but is wrong in fact.
  • 7. Wauchop.
  • 8. Was this the "Joachim" mentioned in Vol, XVI., No. 582?