Henry VIII: June 1542, 26-30

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June 1542, 26-30

26 June.
R. O. St. P., IX. 64.
435. The Council to Paget.
The King has received his of the 13th and 20th, and is pleased with his diligence and dexterity. As to "their fond suspicions and imaginations" that the King intends war against them and has concluded an amity and marriage with the Emperor for that purpose, and as to the renovation of their former treaty (fn. 1) here; the Emperor's ambassador was here at Court in the Whitson holidays about the edicts on both sides, of which our merchants complained, and then went to Flanders for a resolution, and, since his return, has been here for the same purpose, and it is agreed that they shall revoke their edict, and the King afterwards surcease his statute, but as for amity, league or marriage, whatever overtures have been made, there is none concluded; and so you may affirm to the Admiral and all of the Council who speak of it. If they suggest renewing the overtures lately made by the French king, you may say you can give no certain advice, but think that if they renew it they will have reasonable answer, provided they offer reasonable conditions, to show "that they seek rather friendship than gain and lucre;" for the King is easily induced to grant reason where it is reasonably, and with honest reciproque, required.
P.S. in Wriothesley's hand.Send, by bearer, a cipher to be used as required. Hampton Court, 26 June 34 Hen. VIII.
Draft, pp. 2. Endd. : Minute to Mr. Paget.
Calig. E. IV. 220. B. M. 2. Original letter of which the above is the draft. Signed by Norfolk, Southampton, Russell, Durham, Winchester, Westminster, Browne, Wyngfield, Wriothesley, and Sadleyr.
In cipher, pp. 2. Mutilated.
Ib. 219. B. M. 3. Decipher of 2 in the hand of Paget's clerk.
Pp. 2. Mutilated.
Ib. 222. B. M. 4. The key to the new cipher above referred to.
Pp. 2. Mutilated.
27 June.
Dasent's A.P.C., 15.
436. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 27 June. Present : Norfolk, Southampton, Sussex, Hertford, Russell, Durham, Winchester, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler. Business :Letters sent to the abps. of York and Canterbury, to command special prayers and processions for the prosperity of the Christian army against the Turks.
[*** Next entry is 1 July.]
27 June.
R. O.
437. The Loan.
Acknowledgment of receipt, 27 June 34 Hen. VIII., by Sir John Fulford, from Wriothesley, of 60 privy seals to be employed about the King's loan in Devonshire. Signed and sealed.
P. 1.
28 June.
Spanish Calendar, VI. II., No. 11.
438. Mary Of Hungary to Chapuys.
Waiting for news of what he may have already negociated. Sends packet of letters from the king of the Romans, addressed to the Councillor de St. Moris, with credentials and instructions. As St. Moris is not likely soon to return from Spain, sends Chapuys a copy of his instructions, that he may excuse him if detained on his way to England. He was sent to beg Henry's assistance against the Turk, and Chapuys is meanwhile to use his instructions as if addressed to himself. Francis is daily increasing his army on the Luxemburg frontier, and the infantry force which his ministers have raised on the side of Cleves and Gueldres. We have remonstrated through the Imperial ambassador and asked if he mean to observe the truce of Nice. But he only says that the assembly on the frontier of Cleves is for defence, not invasion, as long as we do not give him occasion, for he hears Henry is about to make alliance with the Emperor and the Count de Roculx is meditating an attack on some French towns. He has also sent a gentleman to give us notice that he intends sending his own officers to St. Pol to administer justice, and collect the revenue a formal demonstration that he means war. We have therefore ordered the immediate levy of 25,000 foot and 4,000 horse, with which force, and that of the King of England's subjects in those parts, we hope to defend our frontiers. We have discovered treacherous dealings here and there to surprise towns and fortresses. Brussels, 28 June 1542.
From a draft in the Vienna Archives.
29 June.
Spanish Calendar, VI. II., No. 12.
439. Chapuys to Mary Of Hungary.
Has just received hers of the 25th inst. Could not have written sooner what passed when he was last at Court, owing to a fit of the gout in his right hand, which seized him upon his return from Greenwich. Moreover, things have not advanced one step, these Councillors insisting on an additional clause being appended to the treaty of Cambray about commercial intercourse, in order to make it perpetual. Another difficulty is that in the article about rebels they will only comprise the Emperor's Spanish subjects, not those of the Empire. They insist also on the defensive aid being given at the time the offensive league is executed, and that the obligation shall only last four months in every year, either consecutively or as need requires, and that if either prince wants them longer he shall pay for them himself, unless the other requires them for his own defence. They wish it also agreed that these auxiliaries may be employed by a prince, not only for defence of his territory, but for pursuit of his enemy within his own kingdom; and, further, that if either prince be invaded, the aggressor shall be held the common enemy of both. This is an article on which they particularly insist; also that the invasion of France be fixed beforehand not later than 1 July next year. They decline to make a special article against the Dukes of Cleves and Holstein.
After long disputes on these points, and much bravado on the part of the English, as if they did not need our services, we have agreedthough not without some mystery, which time will unravelthat the promise in the Emperor's note to keep the matter secret should be prolonged till October next, and that the King, on my assurance of the Emperor's good will, would send to Spain the bp. of Westminster, one of the deputies, to settle the points amicably; that meanwhile, to prepare matters, Chapuys should be always near the King (as in fact he has been ever since his return from Flanders) till a final settlement be reached, as he hopes it will be in the next 24 hours. The Bp. is to leave immediately for a seaport 150 miles off, and will be accompanied by a man of Chapuys's, bearer of this. If, however, George, the Imperial messenger, should arrive meanwhile which would be a most fortunate coincidenceand if his stay here is to be short, Chapuys will endeavour to have the Bp.'s departure delayed, and make George the bearer.
Forgot to mention that he heard on his return to London that the King had willingly enough granted that the defensive league should comprise the Emperor's Spanish subjects, as well as those of the Low Countries in case of an invasion from the French or Mr. D'Allebrecht, but not from any other belligerents, and that the article should be drawn, first in English and afterwards in Latin; but four or five days later the whole was changed, and there was no more talk of it.
Mons. de Reuz, whom he met at St. Omer, told him that, with a few English soldiers, such a body of horse and foot as could be hastily collected in Artois without causing alarm could easily take Monstreul by surprise, and it could be fortified during the winter; and that after they had over-run the neighbouring country, Hesdin, Therouenne, Ardres, and even Boulogne would have to surrender. On his return Chapuys submitted this plan to the King, who was marvellously pleased with it, and approved of Chapuys's advice to send a message to the Emperor on the subject, and write to the Capt. of Guisnes to put himself in communication with De Roeux. The King is now arming a number of warships, not to be taken unawares.
No news of this country, except that the King has still by him the earl of Desmond, the chief lord of Ireland, who has come to do him homagea thing many of his ancestors never consented to do. London, 29 June 1542.
From the Vienna Archives.
29 June.
R. O. St. P., IX. 65.
440. For a Treaty with Charles V.
Agreement between the commissioners that the edict in Flanders, against export in English ships, shall be, as soon as possible, revoked; and, that done, subjects of the Emperor, both of his Low Countries and Spain, shall be made exempt from the statute of 33 Hen. VIII. Hampton Court, 29 June 1542. Signed : "Orator, ac commissarius Cesaree Matis, Eustachius Chapuys."
Latin, p. 1.
R. O. St. P., IX. 66. 2. Similar agreement that neither party shall before October next negociate with any other prince, spiritual or temporal, anything to the prejudice of the other; and that any treaty of closer amity between the parties shall be kept secret from all other princes, spiritual or temporal. Dated 29 June 1542. Signed like 1.
Latin, p. 1. Endd.: "Two articles agreed on with th'Emperor's ambassador."
30 June.
Spanish Calendar, VI. II., No. 13.
441. Chapuys to Charles V.
The bp. of Winchester, having lately been obliged to leave his house for fear of the illness (sweating sickness) (fn. 2) and to come near Chapuys's lodging, Chapuys has had every opportunity of being civil to him. One day when he came to dine with Chapuys they conversed from early morning to late in the evening of the state of Christendom, the Turk and the practises of the French. Finds the bp. very well inclined to the closer friendship. The day after his visit to Chapuys he was invited to dinner by the Lord Privy Seal, and on his return spent a few hours again with Chapuys, as he did also in the two following days. He, the lord Privy Seal and Wriothesley, thought Chapuys should apply for an audience with the King to say he feared his offers in the Emperor's name had been misunderstood, as he had had no reply. The time was favourable, they said, as they had just done him the signal service of promoting the loan in Parliament, which had already brought in an incalculable sum of money, and this would give them greater opportunities of seconding Chapuys's views.
Sent accordingly on the 16th (fn. 3) for an audience, which was granted on the 18th. (fn. 3) Just after the return of his man from Greenwich the bp. of Winchester gave him the Emperor's letter of the 3rd, (fn. 3) with the powers therein mentioned, and other papers that Mr. Quenevet (Knyvet) had forwarded from Orleans, who pretended that he was detained there by illness, and the fatigue of travel, but really awaited the return of one of his secretaries, whom he had despatched a month before to learn how his own affairs stood in England, and whether it was safe for him to come. The packet came quite safe, and the Bp. shortly after called on him, showing great satisfaction at his having received the powers from the Emperor. Talked with him about the best means of persuading the King to the closer friendship, and he approved Chapuys's plan, except that he ought not to tell the King it was expedient in his own interests. That his own Councillors would endeavour to show him. Agreed with this advice, which has been his general policy. Went to the King on Ascension day, (fn. 4) and was received rather more cordially than usual. He was then going to mass, and he thanked Chapuys for his zeal in the matter, and was glad his powers had come, as he could speak more frankly what was in his mind; but Chapuys must promise the strictest secrecy, both for himself and the Emperor. This promise being given, he said what had made him keep neutrality hitherto was a suspicion that there was some secret agreement between the Emperor and Francis to reveal to each other whatever passed between one or the other party, and himself. Chapuys said he knew of no such agreement; (fn. 5) if there was such it must have depended on the truce of Nice, which the French had violated many a time, and the Emperor had ample occasion, not only to mistrust them, but to form leagues against them; that the Emperor had always been desirous of the increase of alliances with England, and that, if he had known one tenth part of what he now knew of the malice and perfidy of the French, Henry would not have had to complain of his answer when he called upon him after Francis's capture at Pavia to continue the war. But, he trusted that are long, there would even be a better opportunity of bringing Francis to reason.
The King seemed pleased with his speech, but was then going to chapel, and promised to reply fully after dinner. After dinner he sent word by the Lord Privy Seal that he could not give him audience at once, as he had just received letters from France with the contents of which he would make Chapuys acquainted; and he desired him to come to his private chamber, where he would be found " la domestique, en robe de nuyt." Was conducted to the King by the lord Admiral. Henry began by saying Judas non dormit, and that the French were continuing their bad practices. They were expecting Count Guillaume de Furstenberg with 8,000 lanzknechts, and M. de Longheval, who would one day be Grand Master of France, had started for Cleves, not only to excuse Francis to Duke William for not having been able to send him his promised wife, but to induce him to send troops to Gueldres, while the Duke of Holstein would attack the Dutch by sea. The letters further said that it was most important for the Low Countries to keep an eye on the castle of La Moutire (sic), which the French sought to surprise. They were also continuing their practises in Italy, especially with the Venetians, whom they were helping by their influence with the Turk. So that there was great appearance of the Emperor being molested on many sides.
Chapuys replied that the Emperor's affairs were in no such plight, and while he had been soliciting the King's alliance he had taken care to preserve old friendships, and make fresh ones; that the French were quite mistaken in acting as they did, and that it would not cost a farthing for the King and Emperor to defend themselves mutually. The King said, before determining about the alliance he must know what the Emperor intended about the duchies of Milan and Gueldres. Said, as to Milan, he had no idea; as to Gueldres, the Emperor could not act otherwise than he had done, or abandon the pursuit, his right being evident. As to Milan, the King said that considering the difficulty of defending countries so far apart, the Emperor might keep it for life and get the estates of the Empire to defend it, on the understanding that it should be incorporated with them after his death. As to Gueldres its conquest would be difficult, owing to the hatred of the people to the inhabitants of Brabant, and, considering his relations with Germany and France, the Duke might be a dangerous enemy if the marriage so much talked of should take place; also while using his forces against Gueldres the Emperor would be prevented from driving the French out of Piedmont. The King thought it would be better to gain over the Duke, who must now be dissatisfied with the French for not having given him a wife. Were Henry called to settle the matter he would offer him one of his own daughters. In that way the Emperor's honor would be safeguarded he might grant the duchy of Gueldres to the Duke, on such conditions as he and the Queen of Hungary thought fit, and make use of the forces of Gueldres and Cleves. That would cut short the designs of Francis for this year at least, and the Turk, finding that he could not stir, might quarrel with him for not fulfilling promises.
To this Chapuys replied that there was no need of incorporating Milan with the Empire, as there were plenty of other means of setting the German states against France, without counting the effect of a good victory over the Turk, for as the King himself confessed, the Germans were well aware that Francis was the sole cause of his descent on Christendom, and would no doubt unite with the Emperor and him for the double purpose (1) of indemnifying themselves for expenses incurred, and (2) to clip the wings of France so that he should interfere no further. By these means the other Christian powers could easily be brought into the league, for, if the Emperor took up arms, this would be a fiercer war than ever, the Cortes having lately voted a marvellous sum on condition that he did not leave Spain or make peace till Francis was no longer able to trouble Christendom. But as to the disposal of Milan, the alliance once made, the Emperor would value Henry's advice more than that of any other person, and he need not fear his becoming again friends with Francis if the latter abated his pretensions, for the Emperor could never trust him again. As to Gueldres, he said, the thing was not so impossible as he supposed. It was not clear that the Duke of Cleves would be supported in his claims by Germany, considering that his ancestors, paternal and maternal, had not only relinquished all right to it, but promised to assist in its defence when needful, and the Emperor relied on Henry to aid him in the conquest of Gueldres, just as Henry's father had assisted King Philip; that the task would be easier now that the Emperor had acquired Groningen and the lands the last Duke of Gueldres held in Friesland (?), besides towns in Utrecht and Overviesel. Showed that it would be an advantage to England if Gueldres was in the Emperor's hands, and that means might be found of detaching the Duke of Cleves from France.
The King then began to talk of an indemnity for the loss of his French pensions, on which Chapuys replied, as graciously as he could, with arguments in addition to those he had used to his deputies; which the King took well, and said no more. He complained, however, that secrecy had not been observed; for the French had heard of the negotiations, and were endeavouring to rouse the Pope's indignation. Chapuys denied that the information had come from their side, and the King made a like denial on his, but, with courteous language, again recommended the greatest secrecylike the Florentine who had a sermon preached against usury that bankers might abstain from it and he himself profit by it. He ended by saying that he would promptly have powers made for the bps. of Durham, Winchester, and Westminster to treat with Chapuys, and seemed this time to be quite in earnest. Judged so especially from what he said about the Emperor's government of the Low Countries, though Chapuys had prepared the ground by flattery of his wisdom, with which he was much pleased. When he said the French were continually offering him ladies to marry, Chapuys pleased him by answering that no doubt they would do as they did in the case of the Princess, now Queen of Scotland, for in marriages they always broke treaty with England, Francis having given his daughter to the King of Scotland and married the Dauphin to the niece of the Pope (Clement VII.), then Henry's greatest enemy, and if they did such things openly they must have done worse in secret. To darken the picture, told some anecdotes of Francis and his ministers; and added that, had it been in the Emperor's power to gratify him with a wife, it would have been heartily done; "et quoique eusse [a] blasonner les armes des dits Franois," he would not deny that the French King and Dauphin were "bien affectionez," not towards him but towards his country, of the conquest of which the Dauphin has often spoken.
In reply to the King's assertion that the French had frequently owned their debt to him, and were ready to pay him by instalments, Chapuys said for a much smaller sum they would take a thousand oaths, but they never intended to pay him. The King answered that they wished to pay, but had not the means, and that they had lately proposed to pay him out of the first towns and castles taken in a joint war against the Emperor. Chapuys replied that he would see how they sought to evade payment by making such an iniquitous proposal; whereas he might easily get the money by joining the Emperor, as he himself had once owned.
Took leave then of the King and returned to London, where, lest the negociation should not turn out so well as he hoped, he at once wrote down every word of his conversation with the King. Had several conferences with the King's deputies from Saturday after Ascension to Whitsun Eve (fn. 6) (20-27 May), and on the latter day they were all summoned to Hampton Court, where, out of regard for the Emperor, Chapuys was received in a manner that baffles description. On resuming the conferences, after four days' debating, Southampton lord Privy Seal and Mr. Wrisley proposed that a rough draft of the articles already discussed should be drawn up for the King's inspection. But as there were two articles that he had refused to pass, viz., of the defensive alliance not comprising Spain, and of the aid demanded by the King for an offensive one and for a joint invasion of France, with indemnity for the loss of the French pension, it was agreed that Chapuys should write to the Queen of Hungary, and, to prevent mistakes, show his letter (fn. 7) and copy of the two articles to the Deputies. The Deputies were much pleased with Chapuys's compliance and his offer to go over to Flanders for quicker despatch of the business. And the King ordered his own sedan chair for Chapuys's use, and a vessel for his transport to Calais, where he accomplished in a few days what the Emperor already knows.
On his return was again well received by the King, who, however, was a little dissatisfied at hearing that the Imperial ambassador was still at the Court of France and that he had even made overtures for peace; but he accepted Chapuys's excuses, and let him retire to rest. Since then has been engaged with the Deputies for 8 or 10 days in the specification of particulars, which he thought had been already settled connected with the above two articles, e. g., as to the extradition of rebels, which they will not understand to include rebels against the Empire, and as to the treaty of Cambray, in which they would introduce a clause which Chapuys thinks inadmissible, tending somewhat to perpetuate the present commercial treaties. His chief objection, however, was to a clause added to the 6th article to forbid liberty of trading to enemies of either party; on which Chapuys referred to art. 24 in the treaty of Windsor, and answered arguments in reply. Has forborne to stipulate in the defensive alliance that the obligation of defence shall last as long as the offensive alliance, as the condition would involve an intolerable charge to the Emperor. The King thinks the [obligation of the] defensive league should last 4 months, while Chapuys has in vain stipulated for 5; but as it is reciprocal we need not object. Specifies some other demands of the English and the objections to them. Among these they desired that the aid by sea should be definite and not convertible into money; which Chapuys has not dared to concede, because if Flanders were invaded on the side of Gueldres or Friesland, no assistance by sea would be needed.
What the English thought almost scandalous was that while we solicited them to an offensive league, we would not agree that the invasion should take place within a year, as it was important to fix a time; but Chapuys dared not decide without consulting the Emperor on that and on the terms of the declaration of war. Has not been able to get the English to agree to give help against Cleves and Holstein, much less to a specific article in the treaty touching them, as Chapuys had said he would be content with the two dukes being considered common enemies if they invaded. Omits several of the English objections as they will doubtless be brought forward by the bp. of Winchester (sic : for Westminster?), and to give his own arguments when Granvelle is now there would be like trying to increase the sun's light with a candle.
The King did not at first intend to send an ambassador extraordinary, but he has now decided to send the above-named bp. [of Westminster], a worthy ecclesiastic, said to be most favourable to the alliance. Most of the objections raised by the Deputies are trifling, and the Emperor should not make too much of them. For when this King decides on anything he goes the whole length; and, considering that he is now at peace with all his neighbours, and profiting by their dissensions, yet is ready to throw himself into a maze of difficulties for the service of God and the welfare of Christendom, it would be prudent to accept his terms with some slight modifications. Besides, many opportunities will occur of modifying the articles before the offensive league is concluded, and the English were never more set on going to war with the French, owing especially to their intelligence with the Turk, besides the old hatred between the two nations. It has also been agreed that the clause forbidding one party to treat without the knowledge of the other is to be made still clearer and more binding; that the time of the obligation is to be extended, profound secrecy kept, and a deed drawn up concerning "the navigation and its revocation edict," as shown in the enclosed documents.
Has kept for a bonne bouche at the end of his despatch that, on his return from Flanders, he met at St. Omer Mons. du Ruz, who said, if he had only 4,000 Englishmen in addition to the horse and foot he could suddenly raise in Artois, he could easily surprise Montreuil, and over-run the neighbouring country, provided the enterprise took place within three months, and it would be easy to keep it and fortify it during winter. The enemy then would not be so foolish as to lay siege to it, and Hesdin, Therouenne, Ardres, and Boulogne would soon fall, for the harbour of the last is so bad that in winter they could not get supplies. Has informed the King of this, and advised him to send a message to the Queen of Hungary; and, meanwhile, let the governor of Guisnes communicate with Mons. du Ruz. Thinks no better bait could have been thrown to draw this King into a war. Advises that the subject be discussed in preference to any other. Hopes to obtain through it the King's assistance against the Turk. Indeed, not many days ago he was, according to the lord Privy Seal, on the point of sending 50,000 cr. to the King of the Romans.
As the roads through France will henceforth be closed for English as well as Imperial couriers, and, if the present negotiations end well, the King says it is important that the Emperor and he should be in constant and almost daily communication, he is now sending, with the bp. of Westminster, a sea captain to purchase in Spain two zabras, trusting that the Emperor will fit out two others to be always ready in port to bring or convey messages. The Queen Regent herself recommends this.
Has just received the Emperor's letter of the 5th, which he will obey. The French ambassador has not visited the Court since Holy Week. The receiver De Neufchastel, gentleman-in-waiting to the Admiral of France, went from hence brusquement depesch without seeing the King. There is no longer any question of the business that brought him, touching the Orleans marriage. It is true these people, thinking they might gain something by communicating the news, tell me that their ambassador had written to say that according to the Admiral's report, if the negociations for the Orleans marriage did not succeed other offers would be made to secure this King's friendship, or neutrality at least. Hampton Court, 30 June 1542.
From the Vienna Archives.
30 June.
Spanish Calendar, I. II. No. 14.
442. Chapuys to Granvelle.
Cannot sufficiently thank him for the care he takes of his interests, as appears by the letters of 3 May. Is vexed to hear of the bp. of London's importunities, not only on account of the annoyance he must give to the Emperor and Granvelle, but because he has given the latter no time to attend to Chapuys's private affairs, without a settlement of which he remains in a shameful state of perplexity. Hopes, by the Emperor's flattering words, soon to get relief. Trusts the bp. will be a little more modest in future, taking example by the bp. of Westminster now going out. If the English had been reasonable, affairs would have been already concluded here. But they almost look for carte blanche in everything, exaggerating the Emperor's need of help, and saying that the Dukes of Cleves and Holstein are on the point of invading Flanders. Shut their mouths by telling them in confidence that Cleves would easily treat with us about Gueldres if we only engaged to help him against England, and that Holstein was making very good offers to the Emperor's nieces, (fn. 8) and would transfer to them all the claims he made against England, promising great assistance to conquer it. In truth the English are right to try and ascertain the state of the Emperor's affairs, as it is to them a question of launching into a sea of difficulties and running risks with us when they could easily pass along in the midst of the storm. Can assure Granvelle it is not without mystery he has conducted them so far, telling them how much the Emperor did for them in lending himself to this close friendship. Among other things told them of the ill will of the French, and that the Dauphin has often said, half in jest, half in earnest, that he was Henry's spiritual son, and meant to be his temporal son and successor, that it would be quite right, in future, for Kings of France to call themselves Kings of England, as those of England had called themselves of France, and that there never was a King Henry in France who was not King of England also. (fn. 9)
Granvelle knows how important it is to make friends of the English at present, to check the malice of the French who, regardless of what Granvelle has done for them at other times, would like to see him now at the bottom of the sea. If the present negociation should fail, it would have been much better that it had never been begun; for if this King, in his disappointment, became our enemy, ships between Flanders and Spain could not touch at an English port. Granvelle will understand that to please the King he has introduced phrases into his dispatch that he has shown. (fn. 10) Begs him also to believe that what he has written to the Emperor was only out of devotion to his service, for he has received no other presents from the King than a few artichokes once, and on another occasion a buck and one large fish, a dolphin, which had been presented to him. Ventures further to suggest, as Don Inigo used to do and De Praet did lately to the Queen, that a few pensions should be distributed here. The Councillors who now enjoy the King's favour are only two, the lord Privy Seal and Secretary Wriothesley. Two others, though King's favourites, depend upon them, viz., the Admiral and the Grand Squire. These latter would be satisfied with little. The bp. of Winchester would be content with the honour of the thing, and deserves some sort of reward, having been the first to begin this negociation out of his good will to the Emperor.
Says nothing about the idea the Emperor once had of sending from Flanders a personage with letters to this King, for the Emperor knows best. Has obtained by stealth a transcript of the draft treaty, which these people once made, and which they have since changed in many places, as Granvelle will see by the draft which the bp. of Winchester (Westminster) took with him. Has also sent a copy of the articles as they were drawn, discussed, and almost approved, but this must be kept very secret. Begs him, however, to tell the English ambassadors that Chapuys has worked wonders to bring the negociation to a close. Wishes him to think about the zabras. Is constantly fighting the Deputies about Cleves and Holstein, with the same arguments they opposed to him about the rebels, and finds that the King had previously made separate agreements with each of these Dukes contrary to our interests.
The King's deputies advise the suppression of the title "bel oncle" in the letters addressed to him by the Emperor, and of Princess to the lady Mary; and those about the Regent agree. Begs Granvelle to press his claim for some reward for his incessant toil since Ascension day. Has not been able to write this in his own hand for the gout, though it is better now. The disease has even impaired his mental powers, as this rambling letter shows. Cannot mention the praises which these deputies bestow on Granvelle, especially the lord Privy Seal and Secretary Wriothesley, and the bp. of Winchester. Hampton Court, 30 June 1542.
From the Vienna Archives.
443. Grants in June 1542.
1. Sir Edm. Knevett and Anne his wife. Licence to alienate the manor of Tomson and its lands (extent given) in Tomson, Saham, Gryston and Stowbedon, with the rectory and advowson of Tomson, Norf.; to John Maynerd, mercer, of London. Westm., 1 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 10, m. 1.
2. Sir Edw. Boughton and Jane his wife. Licence to alienate 140 acres of fresh marsh in Plompsted, Kent, to John Maynerd, mercer, of London. Westm., 1 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 10, m. 1.
3. Wm. Sharryngton, King's servant. Licence to alienate the site, &c., of Lacok abbey, Wilts, the lordship and manor of Lacok, and the rectory and advowson of the vicarage there, with all appurtenances in Lacok, Calne, Beawley, Chyppynham, Natton, Bowdon, Benaker, Whytley, Wyke, Cossam, Lakham, Rowdon, Stanley, Chyttowe, Bromham, and Meltisham alias Melkisham, Wilts; all lands of the said abbey in Lacok, Calne and Melkisham; and all lands of Ambresbury monastery in the tithing of Sendrewe, in Wolkesham (sic) parish, Wilts; to John Wylford, alderman of London, Robt and Nich. Wylford, and George Eton, merchant tailors of London, and Jas. Pagett, to the use of Grace Pagett, widow, late wife of Robt. Pagett, alderman of London, for life; if the marriage between her and the said Sharryngton be solemnised. Westm., 1 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 1.
4. John Wysedome. Pardon of all penalties incurred by him in exercising the mystery of physic in London without licence. The preamble states that information was sworn before the barons of the Exchequer, 6 July last, by one Otwell Wylde that the said John Wysedome, of the parish of St. Stephen's Colman Street, had, since 13 July 32 Hen. VIII., practised as a physician without having been approved by the Bishop of London or the Dean of Powles, contrary to the Statute of 3 Hen. VIII., and had thereby forfeited 55l., of which the said Wylde prayed to have half; it however appears that the said Wysedome has done many great cures upon the King's subjects, and that Wylde was instigated by evil disposed persons maliciously stomached against the said Wysedome. Also licence to him and his son Gregory Wysedom to exercise the said science and mystery in London or elsewhere in the King's dominions. Hampton Court, 1 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 June. P.S. In English.
5. Lady Marg. Howard, now wife of Lord William Howard. Grant, for life, of the house and site of the late priory of Reigate, Surr., with lands called the demesne lands of Reigate and Westhumble, the manors of Southwick and Estbroke, Suss., the rectories of Dorking and Capell, Surr., and the advowsons of the vicarages there and of the rectory of Mikelham, Surr., with all possessions of the priory in Reigate, Dorking, Horley, Becheworthe, Gatton, Capell, Westhumble, Mikelham, Fletcham, Lethered, Mitfeld, Lingfild, Buckland, Lee, Borstowe, Hedley, Aiishestede, Walton super Montem, and Horne, Surr., and Southwick, Estbroke and Bolney, Suss., all which premises belonged to the said priory; rent free; profits from Mich. last. Greenwich, 18 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. 3 June.P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 18 (cancelled because surrendered into Chancery 28 Feb. 35 Hen. VIII. to be regranted to the said Lord William and Lady Margaret).
6. Sir Ant. Browne, K.G. To be bailiff of Fynes and Fynchamsted within Windsor Forest, one of the foresters of Windsor Forest, and keeper of the park of Esthamsted in Windsor Forest, with the herbage and pannage, and of the King's house within the said park; with stated fees; vice Wm. late lord Sands. Westm., 22 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 June.P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 18.
7. Chr. Mount, the King's servant. Licence to buy and export 200 "dicars" of tanned leather hides or backs and an equal number of calves skins, counting 10 doz. calves skins to each dicker of tanned hides Hampton Court, 26 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 June. P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 1. In English.
8. Peter Carew, one of the Gentlemen Pensioners. Licence to buy and export 600 unwrought cloths. Hampton Court, 1 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. 3 June. P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 1. In English.
9. Bishopric of Bristol. Erection of the site and church of the late monastery of St. Augustine, Bristol, surrendered by Morgan ap Gwilliam ab Gwillan, last abbot, into a cathedral church and the see of a bishop, with a dean and six canons. The town of Bristol to be henceforth called the city of Bristol and the deanery of Bristol, the counties of the city of Bristol and of Dorset and the manor of Ligh, Soms., to be henceforth severed from the authority of the bishops of Salisbury. Wells or Bath. Worcester and Gloucester and to form the bishopric of Bristol. Paul Bushe, S.T.P., to be the first bishop, and to have the habitation within the site of the said abbey known as the Abbot's Lodging. Wm. Snowe, S.T.P., to be the first dean, and John Googh, S.T.P., first prebendary, Roger Egeworth, S.T.P., 2nd, Hen. Morgan, LL.B., 3rd, Roger Hewes, LL.B., 4th, Ric. Brome, LL.B., 5th, and George Dogeon, S.T.P., 6th. The said dean and prebendaries to be a body corporate to be called the dean and chapter of the Holy and Undivided Trinity of Bristol.
Also grant to the said dean and chapter of the whole site, &c., of the said monastery. Hampton Court, 1 June 3[4] Hen. VIII. Del. 4 June. P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 2. Rymer, XIV. 748.
10. Sir Walt. Denys, of Dyrham, Glouc. Licence to alienate the manor of Kyngeston Russell, with its appurtenances in Kyngeston and Kyngeston Russell, Dors., except the manor of Litton, Dors., to Maurice Denys. Westm., 4 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 8.
11. Sir Ric. Ryche. Lease of the manor of Skrynes in the parish of Roesxwell, and lordship of Wretell, Essex, and a close called Long Lee formerly in tenure of Thos. Sampford, which premises came to the King by the attainder of Ric. Fermor; with reservations; for 21 years; at 14l. 13s. 4d. present rent and 12d. increase. Del. Westm., 4 June 34 Hen. VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 6, m. 6.
12. John Nevyll lord Latymer. To be steward of the forest of Galtres and the lawn within the forest and master of the hunt of deer (ferarum) there; with the herbage, pannage, windfallen trees and browsings and all accustomed profits. This on surrender of pat., 20 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII., granting these offices to Sir Arth. Darcy and Wm. Maunsfeld, one of the gentlemen ushers of the Chamber, in survivorship, with profits as enjoyed by Ant. Ogthrede or Hen. Marney, dec. Greenwich, 17 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 June. P.S.
13. Matilda lady Lane, widow of Sir Ralph Lane, dec. Annuity of 10l. out of the manor of Orlingbere, Ntht., now in the King's hands by the minority of Robert s. and h. of the said Sir Ralph; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Greenwich, 20 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 June.P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 5.
14. Robt. Wright, gentleman. Annuity of 33l. 15s. out of the manor of Danthorp and lands in Esington, Kylnesey, Patrington, Weton, Hutton, Barghe, Welwike, Withornewike and Usflet, Yorks., which belonged to John Wright, dec., and are in the King's hands by the minority of Robert s. and h. of the said John; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Greenwich, 15 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 June.P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 5.
15. Thomas abp. of Canterbury. Grant (in exchange for certain lands granted to the King 30 April 34 Hen. VIII., i.e., the manors of Slyndon, Tangmere, Estlavent, Aldewyke, Nytymber, Northbarstede and Shrympney alias Shirpeney, the hundred of Alderwyke alias Aldewyke, the park of Slyndon, the advowsons of the parish churches of Slyndon, Estlavent, Barsted, Tangmere and All Saints in Palent in Chichester, and of the vicarage of Pageham, Suss., the manor and rectory of Magna Gornard, Essex and Suff., and the manor of Estlangdon, Kent, also all possessions of the Abp. in Harrow and Stanmere alias Stammer, Midd., which belonged to the priory of St. Gregory without the walls of Canterbury, a water mill in Dover, and three acres of land now enclosed in the park of Canterbury, which belonged to St. Gregory's priory), viz. :
"The Sellerers Hall" and "the Sellerers Lodging" in Canterbury, the manor, park, rectory and advowson of the church of Westwell, Kent, and woods called Longbeche in Westwell and Challok, all which belonged to Christchurch priory in Canterbury; the manor of Temple Waltham, Kent, which belonged to St. John's of Jerusalem; of Stoke Milborough, with lands there and in Kingeston, More, Downton, Bucculton, and Newton, Salop, in tenure of Isabel Busshop, widow, Edw. Blount, Ric. Browne, Thos. Bayle, John Sheppard, Wm. Bisshopp, Roger Bisshopp and John his son, Ric. Grenoffe, Thos. and Edw. Bisshopp, Edw. Pountney, Edw. Corffeld, Edw. and Hen. Wall, Wm. Bisshopp, Andrew Tylley, Ric. Adams and Eliz. his wife and John and Wm., their sons, Ph. Bisshopp and Thos., Ric. and John his sons, and Ric. Jenkys, and tithes in Kyngeston and Bucculton in tenure of Ric. Jenkys and Thos. Haryngton, all which belonged to Wenlock priory; the site of the late monastery of Kyrstall, Yorks., and all possessions (specified) of that monastery in Kyrstall, Cukerygge, Bramley, Horsforth, Hedyngley, Westhedyngley, Capsthorn. Brerehaugh, Bergraunge, Ecope, Addyll, and Bardesey, Yorks.; the site of Arthyngton priory, Yorks., with its demesnes (specified); the advowsons of the churches of Kyngessnothe, Horton juxta Braburn, and Blakmanston, and of the vicarages of Chistlett and Sturrey and of the parish church of St. Andrew in Canterbury, Kent; 42 acres of land in Lambeth, Surr., which belonged to Christchurch and is now in tenure of the Abp; also (in consideration that the archbishop has sustained certain loss in exchanges heretofore made with the Crown) the manors of Rypley, Hull and Shuldon, the rectories or granges of Shouldon and Assheley in the parishes of Shouldon and Norborne alias Northborne, and lands called Greneway and Palmers and other lands in Rypley and Deale, Kent, in tenure of John Warren, all which belonged to St. Augustine's Canterbury; except the bells and lead belonging to the said monasteries of Kyrstall and Arthyngton.
To hold as one knight's fee by rent of 20l. 9s. 7d., with profits since Michaelmas 33 Hen. VIII.
Also grant of the manor of Hele, with lands in Hele and Towestok, Devon, which belonged to Bucklond monastery, Soms. To hold as one-twentieth of a knight's fee by rent of 3l. 5s.
Free of other charges except the fee of the beadle of Westwell manor, 33s. 4d. a year out of Westwell rectory to the college of Wye in Kent, and 13s. 4d. to the vicar of Westwell, and the fee of the bailiff of Stoke Milborough; with view of frank pledge, &c., and all such liberties as Wm., formerly abp. of Canterbury, enjoyed in the manor of Slyndon by letters patent of 14 April 3 Edw. IV.; with acquittance of certain payments of first fruits and tenths upon the premises. Westm., 7 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 19.
16. Mich. Stanhop, esquire. To be keeper of the Great Park of Hunden, Suff.; with the usual fees, and the herbage and pannage of the park, provided sufficient is left for the pasture of the deer (damarum). Hampton Court, 2 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 June.P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 29.
17. Sir John Seyntlowe. Licence to alienate the manor of Bechyn Stoke alias Chewe Stoke, Soms., with the advowson of the church there, to Charles Bulkeley and Ric. Joce and the heirs of the said Charles. Also licence to the said Charles and Ric. to regrant the same to the said Sir John for one month, with reversion to Margaret, wife of the said Sir John, for life, and after her decease to go to the said Sir John and his heirs. Westm., 8 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 8.
18. Wm. Mery, the King's grocer. Licence to export 600 woollen cloths not barbed, rowed nor shorne, notwithstanding statutes of Edw. IV. and Hen. VII. Hampton Court, 7 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 June.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
19. Bishopric of Bristol. Grant to Paul Busshe, S.T.P., bp. of Bristol. and his successors, of the manors of Asshelworth, Cromehall and Horsefeld, Glouc., Lygh and Roughbrugh, Soms., and Fyffhide cum Crokerford, Dors., which belonged to St. Augustine's, Bristol, and of Buckelande, Berks, which belonged to Edington monastery, with all appurtenances in Asshelworth, Cromehall, Horesfylde, Fylton, Kyngesweston and Combe juxta Westbury, Glouc., in Lygh, Assheton, Portbury, Hampemegrene, Clevedon, Tykenam, Roughbrugh, Samfford, Weston juxta Mare, Drayecatte juxta Chadder, Gorewell and Shipton, Soms., in Fyffhede and Crokerfforde, Dors., and in Buckelande, Wilts (sic); also a close called le Wath alias Beamondemeade in Slymbryge, Glouc., in tenure of Thos. Everard, and a tenement called Prystecroft in Gyleberton, Glouc., in tenure of John Bonde, which belonged to St. Augustine's, Bristol, and the stock upon the manor of Horefelde, and leased therewith to Thos. Walter; also the rectories of Asshelworth, Almondesbury, Gyleberton, Horeffeld, Fylton and Kyngesweston, Glouc., and of Portbury, Tyckenam and Clevedon, Soms., which belonged to St. Augustine's, of Sawntehurst and Mynsterworth, co. city of Gloucester, which belonged to St. Oswald's monastery there, of Newchurche in the Isle of Wight, which belonged to Beaulieu monastery, of Lymyngton, Hants, which belonged to Christchurch Twyneham, Hants, and of Buckelande, Berks, which belonged to Edyngdon, with all tithes and appurtenances in these places and in Almondisbury Hill, Woodland, Baggwoode, Petshawe, Henyton, le Hey, Comptons, Over Cadybroke, Lee Mershe and Over Compton, Glouc., and in Appurley beside Longforde, Sperton, and Westfeld, in co. city of Gloucester; also 6s. a year out of the free chapel of Tokyngton, a portion of tithes in Over Compton and Le Mershe in tenure of Ric. Burye, clk., chaplain of Tokyngton, and 3l. a year from the vicarage of Fyffhyde, Dors., which belonged to St. Augustine's; also the vicarages of the aforesaid churches. Annual value of premises belonging to St. Oswald's 18l. 6s. 4d.
To hold in frank almoign by rent of 33l. 6s. 8d. with profits since Annunciation last, exempt hac vice from payment of first fruits. Free of charges except the above rent and 50s. a year to the lord of the manor of Asseld for commons or mines in Asshelworth, the fees of officers of the foresaid manors, &c., 6s. 8d. to the rectory of Fylton, 3s. 4d. to John Barkeley for rent of a tithe barn in Kyngesweston, 22s. 5d. to the archd. of Bath for procurations and synodals out of Portebury, Tyckenam and Clevedon, 14s. 4d. to the abp. and archd. of York out of Sawntehurst, 13s. 4d. to the dean and chapter of Hereford out of Mynsterworth, 13s. 4d. to the bp. and 9s. 1d. to the archd. of Winchester out of Newchurche, 6s. 8d. to the bp. of Salisbury out of Bucklande, all for procurations and synodals, also 6s. 8d. to the bp. of Salisbury for the indemnity of Buckland church. Hampton Court, 3 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 June.P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 4.
20. Nich. Bacon and Hen. Asshefeld. Licence to alienate the house and site of the late Grey Friars of Babwell near Bury St. Edmund's, Suff., with lands, specified (some in tenure of Thos. Kynge), in Forneham All Saints, Suff.; to Elizabeth Coksall, of Forneham St. Martin's, widow. Westm., 10 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 3.
21. Thos. Waterton, esquire. Annuity of 10l. out of the manors of Bradley, Snapethorpe, Lupset and Flamburgh and all lands in Nutlandes, Kyrketon, Holme, Dalton, Stanfylde, Longfylde, Hayley and Westowe, Yorks., now in the King's hands by the minority of Thos. s. and h. of Robert Pilkington, dec.; with wardship and marriage of the said heir. Westm., 20 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 June.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 14.
22. John Blyke, gentleman. Livery of lands in England and Wales and the marches as s. and h. of Peter Blyke, dec., s. and h. of Humph. Blyke, dec.; with profits from Michaelmas 29 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 17 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 June.P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 21.
23. Commissions as justices of assize. Eastern Circuit :Sir Edw. Mountagu and Thos. Bromley, King's serjeant at law.
Oxford Circuit :Sir Edm. Mervyn and Wm. Portman, King's serjeant at law.
Home Circuit :Sir John Baldewyn and Sir Ric. Lyster.
Western Circuit :Sir Thos. Willoughby and Sir Humph. Broun, King's serjeant at law. Westm., 12 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 10d.
24. Commissions of oyer and terminer. Eastern Circuit :Sir Edw. Mountagu, Thos. Bromeley, King's serjeant at law, the mayor of Norwich, Sir Roger Townesend, Sir Wm. Paston, Sir John Heydon, Sir Geo. Somersett, Sir Humph. Wyngfeld, Sir Robert Payton, Sir Giles Alyngton, Sir Wm. Drury, Sir Robt. Dormer, Sir Thos. Barnardeston, Sir John Seynt John, Sir Mich. Fyssher, Sir Laur. Taylard, Sir Thos. Elyott, Nich. Luke, Hen. Bradshawe, Ric. Southwell, Edm. Wyndham, Thos. Checheley, Robt. Holdiche, Robt. Ap Rice, Thos. Hall, John Gascoign, Paul Darrell, Thos. Danyell, Thos Dunold, Robt. Drury, Robt. Crane, Thos. Rudston, Geo. Gyfford, Nich. Hardyng, Clement Higham and Thos. Fitzhugh. 12 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 10d.
25. Midland Circuit :Sir Walt. Luke, Wm. Whorwood, attorney general, the mayors of Lincoln, Coventry, Leicester and Nottingham, Sir Brian Stapleton, Sir Edm. Knyghtley, Sir George Throkmerton, Sir John Harryngton, Sir John Markham, Sir Robt. Tyrwhytt, Sir Robt. Husey, Sir John Villers, Edm. Molyneux serjeant at law, Ant. Myssenden, serjeant at law, Edw. Saunders, serjeant at law, Ric. Catesby, John Grevyle, Fulk Grevyle, Thos. Brudenell, Roland Babyngton, Edw. Gryffen, Ant. Nevyle, Edw. Sapcote, John Beamount and Robt Chauntrell. Same date. Ibid.
26. Western Circuit :Sir John lord Russell, Great Admiral, Sir Thos. Willoughby, Sir Humph. Broun, King's serjeant at law, Sir Thos. Denys, Sir Ph. Champernon, Sir John Horsey, Sir Ric. Pollard, Sir John Chamond, Sir Thos. Trenchard, Sir Wm. Godolphan, Sir Hugh Trevanyon, Sir Thos. Arundell, John Rowe, serjeant at law, John Harrys, serjeant at law, the mayor of Exeter, John Paulett, Barth. Fortescue, John Stowell, Thos. Seyntawbyn, John Benham, Robt. Vyvyan, Chas. Bulkeley, Barth. Husey, Ric. Phillipps, Wm. Thorpe, Humph. Prydeaux, Wm. Thornell, John Norton, John Wyntershull, Thos. Horner and Lewis Fortescue. Same date. Ibid. m. 11d.
27. Thos. Cannar, S.T.B., King's chaplain. Presentation to the rectory or stewardry of the free chapel of St. Nicholas of Stoke under Hamden, Bath and Wells dioc., void by the resignation of George Wollefeete, King's chaplain. Hampton Court, 10 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 June.P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 27.
28. Sir Ric. Williams alias Crumwell, one of the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber. Grant of the enjoyment of the following :(1) A lease by Ric. Reynold, Sir Thos. Kytson, Ric. Jerveys, and Walt. Marsshe, wardens, and the Company of Mercers of London, 1 May 26 Hen. VIII., to Thos. Cromwell, then King's Secretary (with licence of John late bp. of London), of two mansions, &c., in Stebunhith, Midd., one of which was late in tenure of Sir John Aleyn and the other in that of Nich. Curlewes, and afterwards of Wm. Gresham, with two closes lately in the several tenures of Sir John Aleyn and Robt. Studley; for 50 years at 46s. 8d. rent, for the first 10 years and 10 mks. rent for the remaining 40 years : (2) A lease by Ric. Layton, clk., rector of Stebunhith, 8 May 29 Hen. VIII., to Sir Thomas lord Cromwell and Gregory his son and heir apparent, with the assent of John late bp. of London and the chapter of St. Paul's, of the rectory of Stebunhith; for 80 years; at 20l. rent : (3) A grant, 30 Hen. VIII., by the same to the same, commuting all rents and services due upon the preceding lease for the payment of a red rose at St. John Baptist's Day : (4) A grant by John late bp. of London and the chapter of St. Paul's, 24 May 30 Hen. VIII., to Thos. lord Cromwell, Thos. Wriothesley, and Hen. Polsted, of the next presentation to the parish church of Stebunhith. All which leases and grants are in the King's hands by the attainder of the said Thomas Cromwell late earl of Essex. Hampton Court, 2 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 June.P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 5.
29. The College of St. John without the walls of Chester. To continue under the jurisdiction of the bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, notwithstanding the erection of the bishopric of Chester (by letters patent dated Walden, 5 Aug. 33 Hen. VIII.) and the annexation of the archdeaconry of Chester (by the surrender Wm. Knight, late archdeacon, and Roland bp. of Coventry and Lichfield) to that bishopric. Hampton Court, 12 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 June.P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 20.
30. Nich. Sutton of Wylloughton, Linc. Licence to alienate the manor of Horstowe, Linc., to Wm. Kyddall. Westm., 14 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 12, m. 4.
31. Ph. Hobby, gentleman of the Privy Chamber, and Hugh Welshe. Pardon for the alienation, without licence, of the manor of Lyres Oclee, Heref., which Welshe lately acquired from Hobby. Westm., 14 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 7.
32. John Berlyng, clerk. Presentation to the rectory of Froyton, Canterbury dioc., vice John Crayford, resigned. Manor of Colyweston, 17 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 June 34 Hen. VIII.P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 6.
33. Thos. Crofte, of Wigmore. Custody of the body and rule of the estates of Anne Harley, widow of John Harley of Brampton Bryan, Heref., dec., as long as she shall remain insane; with all profits since Christmas 32 Hen. VIII., since which period she has been so. Westm., 18 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 June 34 Hen. VIII.P.S.
34. Bishopric of Bristol. Mandate to the abp. of Canterbury to consecrate Paul Busshe, S.T.B., King's chaplain, as bishop of the new see of Bristol. Moore, 15 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 June.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 11. Rymer, XIV. 753.
35. Roger More. Licence to alienate his lands in Arnecote, Middelton and Wendilbury, Oxon (except the woods called Pryours Hill and Thornehill within the purlieus of Barnewood), to John Waterhouse of Bignell, Oxon. Westm., 16 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 7.
36. The treasurers and chamberlains of the guild of Holy Trinity in the parish church of Walden, Essex. Grant of an annual fair at Walden the Friday after the fourth Sunday in Lent and the three following days, with a court of pie powder presided over by them. (Pat. p. 4, m. 28.)
ii. Fiat for a similar grant, in fee, to Sir Thomas Audeley, K.G., the Chancellor, of two fairs annually at Great Chesterford, Essex, the dates of which are not given. Subscribed by Audeley. Del. Westm., 16 June 34 Henry VIII. S.B.
37. Sir George Griffith. Annuity of 10l. out of the manor of Hostrop and lands in Hostrop, Willington, Baynton, Driffild, Ulram, Ruston, Tibthorpe, Brigham, Carethorpp and Wakefylde, Yorks., which belonged to Thos. Thorneholme, dec., during the minority of John s. and h. of the said Thomas; with wardship and marriage of the said heir. Hampton Court, 8 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 June.P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 29.
38. John Storye, a groom of the Chamber. Licence to buy and export 300 qrs. of wheat. Moore, 14 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 June.P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 8. In English. 39. Ric. Andrewys and Leonard Chamberleyne, of Woodstock, Oxon. Grant (for 4,461l. 15s.) of monastic lands, viz. :
[*** In this abstract the names of the former owners are put in italics.]
(1) A messuage and tenement with a grain mill and a fulling mill in Fresheford, Soms., and appurtenances in Ladcombe, in Fresheford parish, in tenure of Wm. Longe and Mary his daughter, a meadow called Fryerone Mede in tenure of Edw. Longford, a messuage, &c., in tenure of John Grey, and another in tenure of Ric. Peers, all in Fresheford, Henton; (2) the manor of Amewell Bury alias Russhin alias Little Amewell Bury, Herts, with appurtenances in Amwell and Little Amwell and in Russhyn, Herts, and tithes thereupon, Waltham, Essex; (3) a close of pasture called Twyfordes lying beside Twyfordes Bridge, in Lenchewyke, Worc., Evesham; (4) a farm called Frere Place in North Hall, Harrowe and Greyneford, Midd., with a barn and a house called "a shepen" (sheep pen?), St. Thomas of Acon, London, tenants Henry, John and Ric. Turnor and Thos. Turnor son of the said Henry; (5) the manor of Wymley, Midd., with lands in Wymley and Tokington and in the parish of Harrow, Midd., and all lands in Wymley, Tokington and Harrow late in tenure of John Page, sen., and John Page, jun., Kylborne nunnery, Midd., clear annual value 7l. 7s.; (6) a messuage, &c., in Boylston, Derb., tenant John Warde, Thurgarton; (7) the site and chief messuage of the manor and farm of Parva Risington, Glouc., tenant Wm. Truby, Godstowe, Oxon; (8) an annual rent of 60s. and service in Baldington, Oxon, due from the tenement of John Willman, with all the King's interest in the said tenement, Shene; (9) the manor of Farnynghoo, Ntht., and all lands in tenure of John Abbot, Ric. Chamber, John Huchyns, Hen. Woleston and Sir Wm. Denton, in Farnynghoo, and an annual rent of 4 mks. out of the church of Farnynghoo, St. Mary de Pratis, Leicester, together with the advowson of the church of Farnynghoo; (10) the messuage, farm and tenement in tenure of (blank) Bell in Stoke Talmage, Oxon, Commandry of Sampford, Oxon, and hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England; (11) the manor of Estecompton, Berks, Wherwell, Hants; (12) the manor of Sulham, Berks, with its appurtenances in Sulham, Ingleffeld, Tylehurst, Uston, Mighells Sulhampsted and Burfeld, Berks, Goryng, Oxon, clear annual value 6l. 9s. 4d.; (13) a messuage, &c., tenant Humph. Reynolds, in Yorle Street in the city of Coventry, a cottage in Micheparkestrete there late in tenure of Matth. Barbourne and afterwards of the said Humphrey, and a little close called Quarrell field late in tenure of Nich. Lyttley and afterwards leased to the said Humphrey, in Coventry, Coventry cathedral; (14) a messuage, 9 cottages, &c., tenant Eliz. Warton, widow, in Gosford Yatestrete, without Coventry, Charterhouse near Coventry, annual value 13s. 4d.; (15) a half virgate of land, tenant John Curwen, in Kymblecote and Walton, Leic., Chacombe priory, Ntht., annual value 5s., also an orchard and lands, tenant Ric. Curwyn, there, Soulbye, Ntht., and a messuage, &c., tenant Henry Reynolds, there, monastery of Pratis, Leicester; (16) an annual rent of 7s. 6d. and service in Kerysley, co. Coventry, due from the tenement late of Roger Wygston there, with the King's rights in the same, an annual rent of 17s. 8d. and service in Kerysley, due from the tenement of John Proctor, messuages, &c., in the several tenures of Thos. Marten, Thos. Bredon, John Assheborn, John Bankes, jun., and John Bakehouse in Kerysley, woods and lands called Cokeshote grove, Bennetts Lease, Pytensary grove, Strypegrove Wood and Thevestoke in Kerysley and Counden, co. Coventry and co. Warw., and all possessions of Coventry cathedral in Kerysley, a close called Palmer's Close, tenant Mich. Bolde, in Radford juxta Whitemore, co. Coventry, crofts called Hunyfeld and Quarrelles Croft there in the same tenure, near the church of St. Nicholas beside Radforde, a wood called Calverley, tenant Hen. Waver, in Exall, co. Coventry, lands in Counden, Warw., late in the several tenures of Guy Speke and John Congleton and afterwards of Roger Motte, tithes in Kerysley and Counden, tenants Hen. Waver and Katharine his wife, a messuage, &c., and wood called Hall Hilles and land called Highfelde, tenant John Plawsterer, in Corley and Keresley, cos. Warw. and Coventry, and all the possessions of Coventry cathedral there, Coventry cathedral; (17) the site and chief messuage of the manor or rectory of Wellowe, Soms., with the demesne lands (specified) and 80 acres of land and a wood called Hancliff in Wellowe, tenant Wm. Croche, Cirencester; (18) the chief messuage and site of the manor of Langley, Soms., with its appurtenances late in tenure of Nich. Bayly and afterwards of Thos. Acourte and Jane his wife and John and Thos., his sons, and the chapel of St. Algar in Langley, Cirencester; (19) the farm of Forstill alias Forstehill and the chief messuage of the manor of Forstill, Oxon, tenant Wm. Wilgose, and worth 21s. 4d. a year, Chacombe, Ntht.; (20) the manor of Templecope Manthorpe alias Copemanthorpe, co. city of York, which belonged to the preceptory of Ribstone, Yorks., and to the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, with all possessions of that preceptory in the several tenures of Thos. Vavasour, the widow of Thos. Conande and Ric. Vavasour, Thos. Marshall, Thos. Bewike, Edw. Hogeson, John Thrusshe and Ric. Hyllom in Copemanthorpe and Templecopemanthorpe, a wood called Roseparke alias Copemanthorpe wood or coppice, and all appurtenances of the said manor in the parish of St. Mary de Busshophill and in Copemanthorpe, Templecopemanthorpe, and Acastre Malbysshe, co. city of York, Rybstone preceptory; (21) the messuage and farm of Templehidon, Soms., Templecombe preceptory, Soms., hospital of St. John, tenant John Thorne; (22) the grange and messuage of Hullinghull in Kingshill in Stoneley parish, Warw., Stoneley, tenants Ric. and John Hills, annual value 53s. 4d.; (23) rents and services in Wynwyke, Ntht., i.e., 2s. 3d. from lands of Thos. Pell, 6d. from lands of Thos. Pell called Rabbesground, and 3d. from a cottage of Jane Rabbes, widow, with all the King's interest in these premises, also the grange of Wynwyke, tenant Thos. Pell, a cottage in Wynwyke, same tenant, with certain lands (specified), same tenant, in Westhadden, Pypewell; (24) the manor of Charwellton, Ntht., Thorney, Camb.; (25) the house and site of the late Black Friars in Yermouthe, Norf., with a garden there in tenure of John Pilte which belonged to the same; (26) three messuages called le Butts, Cokescombe Lydwall and Birche Laundes in the several tenures of John Rogers, jun., Thos. Acton and Ric. Wyat, in Rocheford in Tenbury parish, Salop, Haughmond, also the messuage, &c., called Tirrells and lands called Foxhete, tenant Thos. Acton, in Parva Sutton, Worc., Great Malvern; (27) tithes in Wilgreves in the parish of Warrington, Lanc., tenant Ralph Cleyton, Shrewsbury monastery; (28) a close, tenant Wm. Rogers, in Fernecote, Glouc., preceptory of Quenyngton, Glouc., and hospital of St. John; (29) Bokendens grange in the hamlet of Hurst in Stoneley parish, Warw., tenant Wm. Cotton of Coventry, mercer, annual value 66s. 8d., also one half virgate of land, tenant Wm. Humfreye, in Radwey, Warw., and Thedge grange in Radwey and Radclyff, Warw., tenants Robt. Humfrey and Margaret his wife and Wm. their son, annual value 53s. 4d., Stoneley; (30) the messuage, &c., tenant Wm. Saunders, in Coldeasshebye, Ntht., Catesbye, annual value 6s. 8d.; (31) the messuage, &c., tenant Joan Janewaye, in Cotton under Gillesburghe, Ntht., two messuages in Nortofte and seven "lez les" in the fields of Gillesburghe, tenant Joan Lyne, a messuage with orchard, &c., tenant John Goodale, in Welford, Ntht., and a piece of land in Boseworth, Ntht., same tenant, Soulbye; (32) a messuage, &c., tenant Wm. Screvyn, in Thurnebye, Ntht., Delapre monastery, Ntht., value 8s.; (33) Thurnebye grange, and an orchard, &c., tenants Simon Bellingham and Cecily his wife, in Thurneby, and a virgate of land there, tenant Robt. Bennet, Soulbye; (34) the chief messuage and demesne lands of the manor of Lamecote alias Lambecote, Warw., tithes in Nether Etington alias Nether Etingdon, Warw., late in tenure of John Chapell and afterwards of John Halforde, the site and demesnes of the manor of Parva Kyngton, Warw., and lands in Westcote, Warw., late in tenure of John Knyght and afterwards of Leonard Savage, Kenelworth; (35) the reversions and rents reserved on Crown leases (a) 10 Feb. 32 Hen. VIII., to Jas. Maperley of Tatenhall, Staff., of pasture in Ecton pasture, in Wetton, Staff. (fn. 11), late in tenure of Wm. Poyser, in Wetton, Staff., with reservations, for 21 years, at 12s. rent, (b) 31 Oct. 30 Hen. VIII., to the same, of the tithes of the rectory of Wetton, for 21 years, at 8l. 6s. 8d. rent, Tutbury; (36) the messuage, &c., formerly in tenure of Hugh Crateford, clk., and afterwards of Mary Crateforde, and now of Humph. Crateforde in Horwell or Horewell, Worc., Little Malvern, value 26s. 8d.; (37) all lands in Gadesbye Freysbye and Gadby alias Galbye, Leic., which belonged to Trentham priory, Staff., value 13s 6d.; with all woods and profits accruing on the premises in Wetton, Horwell, Gadesbye Freysbye and Gadbye; (38) a messuage, tenant Joan Markes, widow, in Hudwyke within the lordship of Dutton, Salop, Wenlock monastery; (39) lands in the several tenures of Joan Tompson, widow, Alice Wassheforde, (blank) Roo, Thos. Bryan and his wife and Ric. Bell, John Lyttell, Wm. Lane, John Ravon, Wm. Rogers, Ric. Woodham, John Ede, John Eton, John Hoggyns, Ric. Shakesepere, Isabella Lewys, widow, Wm. Shakesepere, Ric. Mason, Edm. Bayly, John Byrde, Ric. Unde and his wife and Ric. Wherrett, copyholders, in Wroxsall, Warw., a messuage in Wroxsall, with orchard, &c., late in tenure of John Shakespere and afterwards of Alice Taillour, a messuage and garden in tenure of Miles Suyte alias Sytte in Wroxsall and certain woods and commons there (named), Wroxsall monastery, value 10l. 11s. d.; (40) the advowson of the rectory of Higham Gobyon, Beds.; (41) the manor of Kenbury, Devon, with appurtenances in Kenbury and Exmyster, Devon, and a messuage, &c., tenant Ric. Troke, in Monkenlonde in Exmyster parish, St. Nicholas' priory in Exeter, value 3l. 15s. 8d.; (42) a messuage, &c., tenant John Mayson, in Stanley Pountlarge, Glouc., Hayles, with the advowson of Overswell rectory, Glouc.; (43) a mansion and messuage called le Parsonage in Huddersfelde, Yorks., and lands and cottages in the several tenures of Rog. Broke, Thos. Sykes, Ric. Horssall (cottage called Sykehouse), Thos. Hemyngwey, the chaplain of St. Mary's chantry (a chamber beside the cemetery), and Wm. Blakbourne (land and "le owteshott" beside the cemetery), St. Oswald's monastery; (44) all lands in Wyngfelde, Pomburye, Fressheforde and Westwood, Soms. and Wilts., and in Rowdehethe in Wolverton, Soms., which belonged to Keynsham monastery, Soms.; (45) messuages in the several tenures of Robt. Davys, Hen. Pawmer, Ric. Man, Wm. Borrowes, Robt. Deneck, Ric. Parkar and Marion Clariger, in Orilscote, Warw., Witham; (46) a close called Almerylease with a dovecot thereon, and a garden and close called Waterhouse, tenant John Stone, within the liberty of Bristol, St. Augustine's beside Bristol; (47) messuages, &c., in the several tenures of Ric. Major, Thos. Smythe, and Ric. Dwall in Lichebarrowe, Ntht., Canons Assheby priory, value 50s., messuages, &c., in Lichebarrowe in the several tenures of Wm. Est and Alice his wife and John and Emmote their children, Robt. Fowles alias Smythe and Anne his wife (late Ric. Jeffrey), and John Nele and Agnes his wife (late John Tynnes), annual value 4l. 16s., St. James' monastery beside Northampton; (48) a messuage, cottage, and lands, tenant John Lucas, in Thurnebye, Ntht., Pipewell; (49) a messuage, farm and place in Westhadden, Ntht., tenants Thos. Wilson, sen., and John and Thomas his sons, and Joan wife of Thos Wilson, jun., and John Wilson their son, Soulbye; (50) the house and site of the late Carthusian priory beside Coventry, with the church and buildings, &c., and 2 acres of meadow beside Bynley Bridge in Bynley, Warw., value 46s. 10d.; (51) a messuage, &c., tenant John Butler, in Nettilbed, Oxon, Rewley, value 5s. 2d.; (52) a cottage, &c., tenant John Skyrmote, in Brokehampton in Neweton parish, Oxon, Dorchester, value 10s.; (53) the rectory of Waterperey, the chief messuage and lands called "lez demeane landes" in Thomley, Oxon, tithes in Waterperey and Thomley, lands in Ledehall, Oxon, tenant Sir John Browne, and a messuage, &c., tenant Wm. Byrte, in Draycote, Oxon, Osney, also a messuage, &c., tenant Ric. Madsey, in Wytham, Berks, Rewley; (54) the messuage, &c., called Juzacre, Dors., a messuage, in le Hyde in Bothenhampton, Dors., and a messuage at le Wyche in Bothenhampton, parcels of the manor of Loders, Dors., and a water mill called Bothenhampton mill beside Bryde Porte in Bothenhampton, all in tenure of Marcella Yarde, late wife of Wm. Larder, and Robt. Larder her son, Syon, Midd.; (55) lands, tenant John Pytt, in Brydge, Dors., Montague; (56) all possessions in Upsterthill, Dors., of the late monastery of Milton, Dors., with the advowson of Sterthill rectory, Milton; (57) the manor of Gamlinghay, Camb., tenant Thos. Fitzhughe, Shene; (58) the chief messuage, &c., tenant John Mynne, in St. Botolph's parish beside Aldersgate, with four messuages thereto adjacent, same tenant, St. Bartholomew's priory, Smithfield; (59) the reversion and rent reserved on a Crown lease to Hen. Strangwayes, 12 March 32 Hen. VIII., of the site and chief messuage of the manor or late preceptory of Templecombe, Soms., and the demesne lands (specified), with reservations, for 21 years, at 10l. 15s. 4d. rent, also grant of the said site, &c., and demesnes, with woods called Estwood and Westwood in Templecombe and Abbescombe, Hospital of St. John; (60) the advowsons of Waterpery vicarage, Oxon, and Corley church, Warw., and St. Michael's vicarage in St. Alban's, and Radborne vicarage, Herts; (61) fourteen messuages and lands and a meadow called Brode meade in Fowntell Gifford, Neprede and Fanehull (or Fernehull) in Tysbury parish and Dunworthe hundred, Wilts, tenants Wm. Burbaige and Joan his wife and John their son, Witham, with the advowson of Fowntell Gifford rectory; (62) the reversion and rent reserved on a Crown lease to Wm. Orrell, gentleman of the Household, for 21 years, of the manor of Canons, in Little Fraunsham, Norf., with reservations, at 44s. 5d. rent, also grant of the whole manor of Canons with all rights, Westacre, and the advowson of the rectory of Little Fraunsham; (63) the house, gardens, &c., of the late White Friars of Norwich.
The premises are all granted with full rights. To hold in fee simple to the said Ric. Andrewys as one twentieth of a knight's fee, by rents of (62) 3s. 8d., (1) 11s. 9d., (2) 12s. 2d., (3) 2s., (4) 13s. 8d., (5) 14s. 8d., (6) 2s., (7) 4s., (8) 6s., (9 and 10) 31s. 3d., (11) 25s. 1d., (12) 12s. 11d., (13, 14 and 15) 10s. 6d., (16) 25s. 8d., (17) 5s. 10d., (18) 8s. 8d., (19) 2s. 2d., (20) 28s. 4d., (21) 4s., (22) 5s. 4d., (23) 12s. 8d., (24) 13s. 4d., (25) 20d., (26) 3s. 8d., (27) 1d., (28) 8d., (29) 5s. 4d., (30 and 31) 4s. 9d., (32 and 33) 6s. 5d., (34) 8s. and 7s. 4d., (35) 14d. and 16s. 8d., (36) 2s. 8d., (37) 16d., (38) 2s. 8d., (39) 21s. 11d., (40) not noticed, (41) 7s. 7d., (42) 22d., (43) 4s. 1d., (44) 6s., (45) 13s. 6d., (46) 5s. 4d., (47) 14s. 7d., (48) 5s., (49) 4s., (50) 4s 8d., (51) 6d., (52) 12d., (53) 11s. 5d., (54, 55 and 56) 26s. 9d., (57) 2s., (58) 8s., (59) 21s. 6d., (63) 4s., (61) 6s., (60) not noticed.
To hold free of other charges except 26s. 8d. a year fee of the bailiff of Copemanthorpe, 13s. 4d. yearly pension to St. Bernard's College, Oxford, out of Thedge grange, 20s. fee of the collector of Wroxhall, 26s. 8d. yearly pension to the vicar of Waterperey and 7s. 7d. to the archd. of Oxford for procurations, &c., 18d. a year to Sir Walt. Stoner and his heirs for the lands in Netelbed, 8s. a year to Sir Giles Capell for the lands in Fraunsham, and the title and interest of Thos. Fitzhughe in the lands in Gamlingaye. Hampton Court, 7 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 June.P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 16.
40. Commissions of gaol delivery. Aylesbury gaol. Sir Edw. Mountagu, Thos. Bromley, King's serjeant at law, Thos. Fitzhugh, and Ric. Mylward. (To meet at Little Brikhill.)
Bedford Castle. The same.
Huntingdon Castle. The same.
Cambridge Castle. The same.
Bury St. Edmond's gaol. The same.
Norwich Castle. The same.
Oxford Castle. Sir Edm. Mervyn, Wm. Portman, King's serjeant at law, Ric. Harper and Thos. Sutton.
Worcester Castle. The same.
Stafford gaol. The same.
Shrewsbury Castle. The same.
Hereford Castle. The same.
Gloucester Castle. The same.
Monmouth Castle. The same.
Guildford Castle. Sir John Baldewyn, Sir Ric. Lyster, Ant. Broun and John Byll. (To meet at Croydon.)
Lewes Castle. The same. (To meet at Est Grenstede.)
Canterbury Castle. The same. (To meet at Maidstone.)
Colchester Castle. The same. (To meet at Great Dunmowe.)
Hertford Castle. The same.
Winchester Castle. Sir Thos. Willoughby, Sir Humph. Broun, King's serjeant at law, Nich. Rokewood and John Dyer. (To meet at Andover.)
Fyssherton Anger gaol. The same. (To meet at New Sarum.)
Dorchester gaol. The same.
Ilchester gaol. The same.
Exeter Castle. The same.
Launceston Castle. The same.
Northampton Castle. Sir Walt. Luke, Wm. Whorwood, Attorney General, John Jenour, and Ric. Jenour.
Warwick county gaol. The same.
Coventry city gaol. The same.
Leicester county gaol. The same.
Derby county gaol. The same.
Nottingham gaol. The same.
Nottingham town gaol. The same.
Lincoln Castle. The same.
Lincoln city gaol. The same.
Okeham gaol. The same. (To meet at Bradecrofte.)
York Castle. Sir Chr. Jenney, John Hynde, King's serjeant at law, and Fras. Frobyser.
York city gaol. The same.
Newcastle upon Tyne gaol. The same.
Newcastle upon Tyne town gaol. The same.
Appleby Castle. The same.
Westm., 17 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 9d.
41. Stephen Sagar, clk., King's chaplain. Licence of non-residence for four years, during which time he is to reside in the university of Oxford or of Cambridge. More, 15 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 June.P.S.
42. Ric. Andrewes of Hayles, Glouc., and Leonard Chamberleyn of Woodstock, Oxon. Licences to alienate :(i.) The manors of East Compton and Sulham, Berks (see Grant 39 11 and 12), to Thos. Burgoyn, Robt. Burgoyn and Barth. Burgoyn, clk. Westm., 19 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 26.
(ii.) The manor or late preceptory of Templecombe with its possessions in Templecombe and Abbessecombe, Soms. (see Grant 39 59), to Ric. Duke, of London. Westm., 19 June. Ibid. m. 27.
43. Lionel Talmache (called "junior" in a later clause), gent. Custody of the lands in Barking, Saxmondham, Yoxford, and Dunwich, Suff., which belonged to John Morief, clk., dec., during the minority of Ralph Morif, kinsman and next heir of the said John Morif; with wardship and marriage of the said heir. Moore, 15 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 June.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 13.
44. Francis Cave, the King's servant. To have the wardship and marriage of Mary d. and h. of Edw. Assheton, dec. Moore, 15 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 June.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 13.
45. Thos. Paston, one of the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber. Grant, in fee (in exchange for the manors of Godalming, Surr., and Edgefelde and Walsingham Magna, Norf., and annuities of 33s. 4d. in Edgefelde, 26s. 8d. in Walsingham Magna, 13s. 4d. out of the rectory of Riburgh Parva, Norf., and 40s. out of the rectory of Riburgh Magna, Norf., with all appurtenances in Godalming, Edgefelde, Walsingham Magna, Lynne Regis, Riburgh Magna and the city of Norwich; sold to the Crown 20 April 33 Hen. VIII.), of the manors or lordships of (1) Blofelde and (2) Beighton alias Boighton alias Bayton, which formerly belonged to the bishopric of Norwich, the park and meadows of Blofelde and a wood called Northawe wood and all appurtenances of the said manors in tenure of Leonard Spencer, with all other appurtenances of these manors in Birlingham St. Andrew's, Lingwoode, Bucknam, Wickhampton, Redeham, Hemlington, Halvergatt, Hadscoo, Thorlton, Witton, Plomsted Parva, Brayston, Upton, Birlingham St. Peter's, Birlingham St. Edmund's, Hasingham, Southwalsam, Langley, Strumpeshall and Acley, Norf.; with the advowsons of the churches of Blofelde and Beighton; also (3) the lands in Thurleton, Norf., called Kenesholme marsh, Stokeholme marsh, Ennesmarsh, Laundry marsh, Jennesholme marsh, Hurdow marsh and Raveneshall marsh, which belonged to the late monastery of Langley, Norf., and are in tenure of Sir Wm. Paston, father of the said Thomas. Rents of (1) 4l., (2) 49s. 7d. and (3) 24s.; free of charges except 14s. 6d. to the collector of Beighton. Hampton Court, 13 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 June.P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 23.
46. Ric. Andrewes and Leonard Chamberlain. Licences to alienate :
(i.) Lands in Wynwyke, Westhadden and Charwellton, Ntht (see Grant 39 23 and 24), to Thos. Andrewes. Westm., 20 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 7.
(ii.) Lands in Lichebarro, Ntht. (see Grant 39 47), to Thos. and Robt. Malary. Westm., 20 June. Ib. m. 8.
(iii.) The manor of Amewell Bury (see Grant 39 2), to John Knyghton of Aldebery, Herts, sen., and Alice his wife and John Knyghton of Aldebery, jun. Westm., 20 June. Ib. p. 5, m. 18.
(iv.) The manor of Canons in Little Fraunsham and lands in St. Botulph's parish without Aldersgate (see Grant 39 58 and 62), to John Mynne and Alice his wife. Westm., 20 June. Ib. p. 11, m. 7.
47. John Latton and Wm. Daunce and Sir John Longvyle, Arthur and Ric. Longvyle. Pardon for the alienation of a moiety of the manor of Kyngston Bagpuse and lands in Kyngston Bagpuse and Fyfeld, which Latton and Daunce acquired from the Longvyles without licence. Westm., 20 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 8.
48. George Harper. Licence to alienate the house and site of the late Friars Augustines in Canterbury, to Thos. Colepeper alias Culpeper, of Bekysbourn, Kent. Westm., 20 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 10.
49. John Huddylston. Licence to alienate a messuage, &c., in Tolshunt Tregos alias Tolshunt Darcy, Essex, to Thos. Darcy. Westm., 20 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 12, m. 5.
50. Roger ap John ap Jevan, of Llanbettus, in the lordship of Clon, marches of Wales. Pardon for having received John ap Jevan of Llanbettus, David ap Meredith of Begyldy in Melenyth lordship and Edw. ap Meredith ap Gitto of Llanbettus, labourers, who had stolen a bay horse worth 20s., owner unknown. Westm., 20 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 6, m. 3.
51. John Smyth. Livery of lands as s. and h. of John Smyth, of Cavendyshe, Suff., dec. Del. Westm., 21 June 34 Henry VIII.S.B. (Signed by Wm. lord St. John, J. Hynde and John Sewster.) Pat. p. 1, m. 1.
52. Chr. Litcote, of Swallowfeld, Berks, gentleman. Lease of a mansion house with certain lands (specified) called the Park of Swallowfeld, lately disparked; for 60 years; at 6l. 12s. 9d. rent for the first 21 years, and 11l. 4s. afterwards. Manor of Leedis, 10 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 June. P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 31.
53. Town of Boston. Confirmation of the election of Nich. Robertson, as mayor, and Ant. Robertson and Henry Hood, as constables, of the staple of wool, leather, woolfells and lead at the town of St. Botolph, for one year. Westm., 22 June. Pat. p. 2, m. 15.
54. Ric. Andrews and Leonard Chamberlain. Licence to alienate the manor of Kenbury and land in Exmyster, Devon (see Grant 39 41), to John Southcot of Bovytrast (sic), Devon. Westm., 22 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 5.
55. Thos. Maryott. Lease of a messuage with a close and 40 ac. 1 rood of land adjoining in the common field of Hemmyngforde Gray, Hunts, which belonged to the late abbey of Woburn, and came to the King by the attainder of Robert the last abbot; with reservations; for 21 years; at 26s. 8d. rent and 13s. 4d. increase. Del. Westm., 22 June 34 Henry VIII.S.B. (Signed by Daunce, Pollard and Moyle.)
56. Wm. Gryffeth, the King's servant. Licence to keep a tennis play for the use of strangers born out of the King's dominions. (It appears that he has lately, at great cost, re-edified a tennis play in the parish of All Hallows the Little in London and has made suit that strangers may use it, which said suit does not purpose that the King's own subjects shall exercise any play of tennis there.) Moore, 18 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 June.P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 37. In English.
57. Commission of the peace. Rutland :Chancellor Audeley, Treasurer Norfolk, President Suffolk, Russell, keeper of the Privy Seal (sic), Thos. earl of Rutland, J. bp. of Lincoln, John lord Zouche, Sir Edw. Mountagu, Sir Walt. Luke, Wm. Whorwood, Attorney General, Sir John Haryngton, Thos. Brudenell, Edw. Sapcote, Edw. Gryffith, Edw. Warner, Ant. Colye, Ric. Ogle, Hen. Dygby, Andrew Nowell, Wm. Faunte and Ant. Broun. Westm., 22 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 1d.
58. John Samweys. Lease of a tenement and two watermills called Westmylles in the lordship of Fordyngton, parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall, Dors., with lands, &c., and the multure of the tenants of Fordyngton and the several fishery there from Westlodegate to the end of the close on the east side of the same mill, formerly in tenure of Robt. Samweys, father of the said John; for 21 years at 4l. present rent and 20s. increase. Westm., 23 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 10, m. 7.
59. Walt. Moyle, the King's servant. Licence to buy and export 300 tuns of beer. Hampton Court, 21 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 June.P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 7. In English.
60. Leonard Chamberleyn and Ric. Andrewes. Licences to alienate :
(i.) Huddersffeld parsonage in Yorks., with certain tenements there (see Grant 39 43), to Wm. Rommesdon, of Longley, Yorks., yeoman. Westm., 24 June. Pat. p. 3, m. 28.
(ii.) The site, &c., of Parva Rysyngton, Glouc. (see Grant 39 7), to Thos. Wenman. Walden, 24 June. Ib. p. 4, m. 4.
(iii.) Lands in Fresheford, Soms. (see Grant 39 1), to Alex. Longford. Walden, 24 June. Ib.
(iv.) Lands near Bristol (see Grant 39 46), to John Wykes. Westm., 24 June. Ib. m. 5.
61. Edm. Powell. Licence to alienate the rectory of Evenley, Ntht., with appurtenances in Astwyke and Evenley, to Owen Oglethorp, clk. Westm., 24 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 8.
62. John Aubrey, page (garcio) of the Crossbows. Lease of the farm of Luyde in Yeovil parish, Soms., late of Sir John Beconell, and in the King's hands by the attainder of Ric. Whiting, last abbot of Glastonbury; for 21 years from the expiration of the tenure of Elizabeth Fitzjames (under a lease made by Ric. late abbot of Glastonbury, 1 Oct. 12 Hen. VIII., to John Fitzjames, sen., then King's attorney, and the said Elizabeth his wife and John Fitzjames, jun., his heir apparent, in survivorship, at 10l. a year rent); at 10l. rent. Moore, 18 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 June.P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 36.
63. Lewis Guildeford. To have the next void room of an almsman of the foundation of Winchester Cathedral. Hampton Court, 21 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 24 June.P.S. Pat. p. 11, m. 22. In English.
64. Thos. Belle, the King's servant, and Joan his wife. Grant, in fee, for 100l., of the pasture called Madley and the grove of thorns therein in Lanthonye, Glouc., two messuages in tenure of John Hawkins, a messuage called "le Rotton Rowe" in tenure of Joan Coke, widow, and Thos. Massanger, and a messuage called Mommothe Place, late in tenure of John Carpenter, and afterwards of John Grevis (and lying between the bridges), all which messuages lie in St. Nicholas parish, Gloucester. Rent 23s. 8d. Hampton Court, 24 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 June.P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 1.
65. John earl of Bath. Annuity of 20 mks. out of the manor of Bradforde and lands in Gratton, Cawkington, Cherybeare, Estvowoode, Westvowoode, Claycote alias Poppeham, Thorne, Leystar, Bowclif, Bedyforde, Alverdescott, Estcadworthie, Stone and Exeter, which belonged to John Gifforde, dec., during the minority of Willemota d. and h. of the said John; with wardship and marriage of the said heiress. Moore, 14 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 June.P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 26.
66. Mary Jefson, widow of Wm. Jefson, dec. Annuity of 10l. out of the vicarage or rectory of Froyle, Hants, which belonged to the said William during the minority of Wm. s. and h. of the said William Jefson, dec.; with wardship and marriage of the heir. Hampton Court, 24 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 June.P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 36.
67. Robt. Charleton. To have the wardship and marriage of Robert s. and h. of Anth. Penycoke, dec. Moore, 13 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 June.P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 7.
68. Wm. Gorfyn, John Cope and Margery his wife, Thos. Andrewys and Katharine his wife, Thos. Bowghton and Margaret his wife. Livery of lands by the Court of Wards; the said William, Margery, Katharine and Margaret being kinsfolk and next heirs of Lady Mary Lysley, dec., sister and next heir of Nich. Kyngston. Del. Westm., 26 June 34 Henry VIII.S.B. (Signed by Lord St. John, J. Hynde, and John Sewster.) Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
69. Jasper Worth, gentleman, late a minor in the King's custody. Livery of lands in England, Wales and the marches and also in the town and marches of Calais, as son and heir of Sewall Worth, dec., and kinsman and heir of Cecilia Worth, widow, dec, i.e., s. and h. of the said Sewall, elder son of the said Cecilia; also of the reversion of lands in England which Isabella Stafford, late wife of the said Sewall, and Leonard Worth, brother of the said Sewall, hold for term of lives; with profits from 23 Feb. 33 Henry VIII. Del. Westm., 26 June 34 Henry VIII.S.B. (Signed by Lord St. John, J. Hynde, and John Sewster.) Pat. p. 9, m. 16.
70. George Shetelworth. Lease of the moiety of (1) a messuage and land now in tenure of Wm. Shetelworth within the manor of Whalley, Lanc., (2) the moiety of a messuage and land now in tenure of the said George there, and (3) a house and garden, &c., in Clayton, Lanc., in tenure of John Baron, all which belonged to Whalley abbey, and came to the King by the attainder of John last abbot there; for 21 years; at rents of 26s. 1d., 26s. 1d., and 10s. Del. Westm., 26 June 34 Henry VIII.S.B. (Subscribed by Daunce, Pollard and Moyle.) Pat. p. 7, m. 23.
71. Wm. Crompp, clk., rector of Sandon, Essex. Licence of non-residence, to date from 1 Feb. last and continue during the life of Lady Eliz. Gate, widow. Westm., 21 May 34 Hen. VIII. Del. 26 June.P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 24.
72. Sir Henry Isley, Humph. Evias and Eliz. his wife. Pardon for the alienation of the manor of Escall, Kent; the said Evias and his wife having alienated it to the said Isley, by fine, without licence. Westm., 27 June. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 9.
73. John Smyth of London, innholder. Lease of 3 fields (named), parcel of the manor of Cutler in the parish of Isseldon, Midd., in the King's hands by the attainder of Giles Heron; for 21 years; at 6l. rent. Del. Westm., 27 June (year omitted) Henry VIII.S.B. (Signed by Daunce, Pollard and Moyle). Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 10, m. 6.
74. Andrew Nowell, the King's servant. To have the custody of the lands in Wellesbore, Leic., to the value of 20 mks. a year, which belonged to John Fowler, dec., during the minority of Anne d. and h. of the said John; with wardship and marriage of the said heiress. More, 15 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 June.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 11.
75. Ric. Andrewys and Leonard Chamberleyn. Licence to alienate lands in Loders and Sterthill, Dors. (see Grant 39 54, 55 and 56), to John Hyde. Westm., 28 June. Pat. p. 2, m. 23.
76. Wm. Brereton, late the King's ward. Livery of lands, as kinsman and heir of Sir Wm. Brereton, dec., i.e., s. and h. of Wm. Brereton, dec., son of the said Sir William, viz. of lands in England, Wales and the marches and in Calais and its marches, and of the reversion of lands in England held by Eleanor late wife of the said Sir William, Anne late wife of Wm. Brereton, dec., John son of the said Sir William, and Andrew, Edward, Arthur and John, sons of the said William Brereton, dec., for life; with profits from 16 Jan. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. [28 June] 34 Hen. VIII. S.B. (Slightly injured. Signed by St. John, Hynde and Sewster.) Pat. p. 9, m. 19.
77. John Wheler. Lease of the Lodge and the Little Park of Stratfeld Mortymer, Berks, parcel of the lands of the late Queen Katharine, attainted; for 21 years; at 8l. 11s. 11d. rent and 8s. 1d. increase. Del. Westm., 28 June 34 Henry VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 9, m. 29.
78. Archymbolde Barnard, born a subject of the King of the French. Denization. Del. Westm., 28 June 34 Henry VIII.S.B. (Endorsed "at Sir Thomas Seymour's suit.") Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
79. Ric. Tyndall. Lease of a watermill for corn and a mill called a "Giggemylle" under one roof in Came and a fulling mill under another roof there, pasture called le Hame lying between the mill pond and a close formerly in tenure of Marg. Putley, a close called Dawhey and a pasture beside the highway, called Elylond, parcel of the lands called Berkeleislands in co. Glouc., and late in tenure of John Fynymore; for 21 years; at 32s. rent and 2s. increase. Del. Westm., 30 June 34 Henry VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 4, m. 28.
80. Francis Chorleton. Livery of lands as kinsman and heir of Wm. Chorleton, dec., without proof of age, in England, Wales or Calais. Del. Westm., 30 June 34 Henry VIII.S.B. (Signed by Lord St. John, Hynde and Sewster. Injured.) Pat. p. 9, m. 9.


  • 1. "Their former treaty," meaning the negociations for the marriage of Orleans and Mary.
  • 2. The French quoted in the footnote is "pour crainte de la maladie du sieur," without any lord's name after it, or even a blank for one. Did not the writer mean "de sueur"?
  • 3. Of May. The Spanish Calendar has "16th inst." and "3rd inst.," but this is evidently wrong.
  • 4. May 18th.
  • 5. There was the treaty of Toledo of 12 Jan. 1539.
  • 6. "Easter Eve" in Sp. Cal., which, of course, is a mistake.
  • 7. See No. 363.
  • 8. The duchesses of Milan and Bar, daughters of king Christiern II. of Denmark.
  • 9. See the original French quoted in the Spanish Calendar.
  • 10. See No. 363.
  • 11. Afterwards described as Ecton, in Wetton, in the parish of Mathefelde, Staff.