Henry VIII: October 1542, 26-30

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October 1542, 26-31

26 Oct.
Dasent's A.P.C., 45.
986. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 26 Oct. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor, Russell, Winchester, Westminster, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler, Riche, Baker, Dacres. Business :Information exhibited by Baldwin Smith against Sholton, Holland, Hampshire, and others, searchers of London, and committed to the clerk of the Council to examine.
26 Oct.
Add. MS. 32,648 f. 85. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 223.
987. Henry VIII. to Norfolk and Others.
Has seen theirs, of the 22nd, to the Council, showing that, for lack of carriages and other necessaries, they cannot achieve the great enterprise, but will tarry nine days in Scotland and expect the navy to do some good exploit in the Frith; and also desiring nomination of a warden to remain on the Borders. Is sorry that, through these lacks, with all their good will to serve and the great charge incurred, the damage to the enemies is like to be so little. Marvels at their writing that lack of carriage is the whole impediment; for he thinks that on coming to York, or before, they should have stayed the King's works in that country, and allowed the carriage to refresh themselves, and should have taken with them all the carriages of Yorkshire, Holderness, and Hullshire. (fn. 1) They might have devised or even yet take order for Suffolk to prepare other carriages with victual behind, to be despatched under escort to a place appointed, where the old "caske" might have been received back for a "farther renewing," if necessary. The Scots could not hinder this, unless they assembled an army between the main army with Norfolk and the army on the Borders with Suffolk. Suffolk's army might well devastate the country without delaying the main army to do it. Desires them to excogitate whether by this or other device they may augment the fame of their enterprise; for it will be rather to the glory of the Scots if, after levying so great armies and incurring so importable charges, they do no greater damage than is like to ensue of their last determination. Must better foresee all things hereafter, and for this time accepts their good will in lieu of the thing he desired.
(2) Knowing Hertford's desire to serve, and thinking it not amiss to have sundry noblemen acquainted with those Borders, appoints him, whom he has lately named to be Admiral of England, to be warden of the Marches, during pleasure. Sends his commission herewith. He shall have 5 marks a day, as Rutland had; and Norfolk and Suffolk, with the advice of the rest of the King's Council there, shall appoint a number of the army and garrison to remain on the Borders with him this winter. They must also, before returning, put the Borders in good order and punish malefactors according to former instructions. As the lacks which now hinder the King's purpose have chanced upon things which should have been provided there, and next year it will be necessary to follow what is now commenced, Norfolk and Suffolk shall take order against next year for provision of victuals and carriages.
(3.) If it is not already done, they must demand the prisoners whom the Scots detain, for ransom according to the laws of war; and, if they refuse, endeavour to get good prisoners and keep them without ransom.
Draft, with corrections in the King's hand and Wriothesley's, pp. 20. Endd. : Minute to my 1. of Norff., Suff., Hertf., Sir John Gage, and Sir Anthony Browne, xxvjo Octobr. ao xxxiiijo.
26 Oct.
Add. MS. 32,648 f. 97. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 224 (1).
988. Cumberland and Wharton to [Suffolk].
An espial reports that on 25 Oct. lord Maxwell received letters from the King of Scots to hasten with all the power he could make to the East Marches. If he does, it is thought that they will fight on Sunday or Monday next. Another espial said that all the tried men of the West Marches and Ledesdale were this 26th day commanded to await Maxwell at Selbrygg, three miles from Mures, (fn. 2) and that Maxwell's son Robert, with the lairds of Homehendes and Gretnowe, should lie on the West Marches "for countenance." This espial says that on the 25th the army lay at Home Castle, and thinks, by the sound of the guns, which was heard in Ledesdale, that they won it. As we wrote before, all the Northlandes men lay Tuesday night in Lawderdale, and the earl of Huntley and lord Flemyng repaired to them from Jedworthe.
Dond Nyxson, Scottishman, who was sent to Edinburgh, brought news "the last Wednesday at night," that on Tuesday, the 24th, proclamation was there made for all men to go forward and they should have 4l. Scottish, which is 20s. st., the month, and all they could win. He says the King never rests, and that he saw him and many bishops that day at the hill of Edinburgh castle, at 10 a.m.; where were many oxen for carriage of ordnance standing there, but none had then set forward. Many carriages with victuals, spears, and axes were going that day to Haddington. The opinion is that they will fight, and that Huntley, lieutenant, shall have the vaward, for which there is great dissension between him and Murray. Huntley will have with him the earls of Ergylle and Lenaxx, earl Bowham, lorde Sudram, lord Maxwell, with the Northland men, the Marche, Tewsdaile, Lotheane, and tried men of Nedesdale, Galoway, and the West Marches. Maxwell and the Northland men lay in Lawdersdale on Tuesday, and were to be that night at Smallom Cragg. The Scots say they will be between Englishmen and their home. The sheriff of Aberdeen told Nyxson that he would the Scots were between the Englishmen and their realm, "so that then it rained Englishmen," for they would not tarry and had cut the river Tweed for footmen to pass over. Fife, Angus, and other countries were to be on Ruslyn More on Wednesday last; and bishops, priests, and friars say they will fight. The Queen requested the nobility not to suffer the King to fight, "which is easily granted," and he has promised them that her friends shall revenge this quarrel. The King sent into the North on Monday for more men, and gibbets are set up in four countries to draw in pieces all who do not come forward. One of the wild Northlands men told Nyxson that their King had there all the tried men of his Northland, and they grudged that he sent for others, who would only destroy victual and leave their country waste. Most of the carriages Nyxson saw were on horseback. He was told on Tuesday that the English had won two towers and destroyed man, wife, and bairn; and that Dande Carre, Mark's son, had gotten in Bamberghes shire 100 horses coming to Berwick, and the King had given him, for his services, a parishing of land.
Another espial, servant to lord Maxwell, says that on Monday last, the 23rd, his master himself proclaimed at the Market Cross in Edinburgh that all men should be ready with 20 days' victuals, "and said openly he thought it would have been peace, but now both the realms would be one shortly; and he himself was in Dumfrysse the XXVth of this inst."
Copy, in the hand of Suffolk's clerk, pp. 3. Being an enclosure in No. 994, headed : "News from my lord of Cumberland and Sir Thomas Wharton, deputy warden, as followeth."
26 Oct.
R. O. St. P. IX., 205.
989. Oudart Du Bies to Henry VIII.
Has received his letter from Westminster, 24th inst., and perceives that he has seen the letter Du Bies wrote to the Deputy of Calais touching the French subjects detained there. Is sure that in that letter and the credence he gave the herald he said nothing to shake the amity, which he has always done his best to maintain. As Henry writes that his country is neutral and free both to French and Burgundians, begs him not to permit his men to favour the Burgundians passing through it to make enterprises against the French, as they did on the day that 18 French subjects were captured when pursuing a booty and its takers. They are still detained, although they did no hurt to Henry's men; but he trusts that Henry will deliver them. Boullongne, 26 Oct. 1542. Signed (signature mutilated).
P. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd.
26 Oct.
990. John Knottynge, Deputy [of the English Merchants at Antwerp, to the Governor and Company of Merchant Adventurers].
"Furthermore, at a general court here holden," 28 Sept. last, the worshipful Mr. Paul Wythypolle was elected governor; which election your worships (as I am informed) require to be annulled and he discharged. As no generalty can endure without a head, the Company require you, remembering the growing decay of good order and the violation of their privileges, to nominate some discreet person or persons to be elected; and so to bind the "youth now present" and the posterity of our Fellowship to pray God to requite you. "Thus, right worshipful. Sir and Sirs, the Blessed Trinity have you in His Blessed tuition." Andwarp, 26 Oct. 1542.
Hol., p. 1. Apparently part (or copy of a part) of a letter.
27 Oct.
Dasent's A.P.C., 46.
991. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 27 Oct. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor, Russell, Winchester, Westminster, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Sadler, Dacres. Business : Recognisance (cited) of Lambert Baker, of St. Katharine's, Fleming, to appear crastino Purificationis, and meanwhile keep the laws.
27 Oct.
Add. MS. 32,648 f. 99. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 224 (2).
992. Sir Wm. Evers to Suffolk.
On Tuesday, at 10 p.m., the King's ships of war that lay at Eland and the Skaytte Rodde passed northwards; and on Wednesday morning landed boats at Coldingham and burnt Aymouthe and the corn thereabouts, and slew "a man or two and two or three women," lost one man slain, and returned to their ships and passed northwards. If Suffolk's letters do not pass, they shall be returned. The one is left with a "nigh friend" of Evers, and the other with Sir Marm. Constable in Wark. Hears that Norfolk and the army pass forward, and the Scots skirmish nightly with the watch. This last Thursday night certain of this garrison burnt Aytone, where the Scotch warden of these marches lay, and took prisoners, who say the whole body of Scotland is "to look upon our army this day or to-morrow." Berwick, 27 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
28 Oct.
R. O. [Spanish Calendar. VI. II., No. 71.]
993. Chapuys and De Courrieres to the Queen Of Hungary.
Although this King's deputies, at the second communication, on the 21st inst., promised us brief resolution of their King's intention, and we have almost daily solicited it, they have shown great coldness therein; and we could not meet until the day before yesterday, when they called us to Winchester's lodging, situated in the way between ours and the Court. They said that their King marvelled that we would refuse to express the state spiritual in case of defence, adding to their former representations that evidently he was not so esteemed as was requisite, and his quality, will and power were ill considered, or there would be no question of preferring the Pope's amity to his, whose succession was continuous and certain, whereas this Pope was very frail and might die to-morrow and be succeeded by one of the French faction; that he had such credit with the Venetians as to induce them to league with the Emperor and him to defend Italy; that it would be folly to enter into war and expense where his amity was sought with profitable offers; that God had well aided him by keeping him from believing those who pressed him to declare against Francis upon trust of the Emperor's good will, which he found cold and meagre enough; and that, unless the articles were accorded as he made them in case of defence, or at least one quality without expression of the state spiritual, he could not and would not proceed. The deputies hold that all is going to pieces (en rupture), and show great feeling. We answered so cogently that they could not well reply; and there was no talk of any other article, the deputies evidently presupposing that in the rest they will be tractable and more conformable to reason. By their mien it seems to us that the affair is not yet to be taken as desperate, and, until we see the case in greater extremity, we will not put forward the form of capitulating remitted to the arbitrament of your Majesty, but put it forward when I, Montmorency, take leave of the King to-morrow, if audience can be had; which the deputies led us to expect to-day, but perhaps they delay it to think better of their case. To the King we will resume matters as graciously as possible, according to the advice and prayers of Secretary Wriothesley.
By Norfolk's letters to the King of the 22nd inst., he was entered into Scotland, having been delayed two days by the breaking of a bridge (fn. 3) where some of his men were drowned and hurt, and he hoped, especially by means of the ships which had arrived, to do some good exploit, and the Scots had not yet appeared. London, 28 Oct. 1542.
French. Modern transcript from Vienna, pp. 3.
28 Oct.
Add. MS. 32,648 f. 96. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 224.
994. Suffolk and Tunstall to the Council.
Norfolk, with the whole army, has entered Scotland, and last news from him was, from anenst Caldstreme, on the 24th, the army lying near Warke, that he could not, for lack of victuals, tarry past four days longer in Scotland, and desired Suffolk to warn all Northumberland to bake and brew for the army at their return. Cannot learn what the army has done, as Sir Wm. Ever, to whom Sufolk sent letters to be conveyed to Norfolk, answers that letters cannot be safely conveyed, and none have come from Norfolk since the 24th. Dwellers on the Borders say the army has gone towards Kelso and Howme Castle, from whence was much gunshot heard, and has done great harm. Enclose report from Wharton, (fn. 4) showing that the King intends to give the army battle. The Scots ride so busily between England and the army that no letters can pass. If all Liddersdale go to the Scottish army, the West Borders will not sit idle; and likewise the Middle and East marches if Tyffydale goes. Enclose news from Evers just received. Aunwycke, 28 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
28 Oct.
Add. MS. 32,648 f. 102. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 225.
995. Tunstall to the Council.
When Norfolk was at York, the King was informed of an intended betraying of Norham Castle by means of a vault covered with ashes, which led into the captain's chamber. Sent to the captain to examine whether any of his servants had intelligence with the Scots and might counterfeit the keys; for he knew that there was no such vault. Since then the captain has examined every man upon a book, under oath to keep it secret, what part of the house he thought most unsure. Encloses the captain's letter and the examination, which throw such suspicion upon John Cokke that Norfolk has committed him to ward, and he lies fettered in the low dungeon at Norham, Norfolk having now no leisure to examine him. To allay suspicion, the writer has caused the hole covered with ashes (described) to be built up. It is in the utter ward, which was never made for strength, but only to keep cattle in at night, and has certain towers in it for the country people repairing thither for safety to lie in. The inner ward is so rampired with double walls filled up between with earth that ordnance may play upon them. The scaling that Cokke speaks of would need too long ladders, and he is deceived in saying that the watch is kept on the other side, for two watch in the inner ward and four in the outer in all times suspected, besides the scoutwatch without, which must discover bringers of ladders. One of the watch in the inner ward stands upon Clapam Tower, which, he thinks, should be scaled after the scaling of the outer ward. Alnwick, 28 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
28 Oct.
Add. MS. 32,648 f. 108. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 226.
996. Norfolk and Others to the Council.
Are this day forced to turn homewards, and next night shall be their last in Scotland. The principal cause is lack of victuals; for few of the army found victuals, bread and drink between York and Newcastle, and much worse in the four days' journey from Newcastle to Berwick. Since entering Scotland, the most part have drunk nothing but water these five days, and eaten no bread since they left Newcastle. Unless Norfolk and Browne had made large provision of oxen and sheep, there had been much more lack. Never thought Englishmen could endure with so little and yet be willing to go forward. Have come through such ill passages that the wains are broken and the drink thrown away, and ordnance and carriages have been with difficulty brought hither. Will, to-morrow or next day, dissolve the army. If the river Tweed had risen, and forced them to return the way they came, they must have left most of their carriage behind; for, where they thought to march seven or eight miles a day, their greatest journey has been five miles, and yet they set forward daily by break of day. The amount of corn destroyed is incredible. Yesterday Sir Ant. Browne rode six miles further and burnt eleven of the best towns and villages in the Marshe, and devastated the country, which was full of corn. Meanwhile the camp burnt this town and abbey of Kelsall, which is reckoned the Edinburgh of the Marshe and Tevidale, and the villages near. Hertford and Gage, having nothing more to do, will return to the King when the army is dissolved, and make full report. On Tuesday two French ships, laden with ordnance, passed into the Frith, and John Care with the navy followed them six or eight hours later.
Long to hear who is to be warden here, and how many shall lie in garrison, who should not be less than 3,000, and can be victualled from the South. Few of the horses of those in garrison before are able to serve. Enclose a letter from Suffolk, dated the 25th, showing that he is returned from Morpeth to Newcastle. Marvel at it, for they expected him to remain as warden of the Marches until another should be appointed. Will desire him to leave his men on the frontiers, as they are paid for a month from Sunday last, until horsemen may be picked out of my lord of Cumberland's rule (500 or 600), Kendal (200 or 300), and Yorkshire.
This day and yesterday 19 men have died with drinking puddle water and lack of victuals, and many more are like to follow them.
P.S.Wrote the above yesterday, at Kelsall, but had no sure conveyance. Devastated the country as they came hither, and will this day do the like, and at night dissolve the army. The King willed Norfolk and Browne, before leaving these parts, to view his garrisons and reform the offenders of Northumberland. Will do their best for the garrisons, and fear nothing but the mine for Wark, which is otherwise not pregnable. As the war is so hot, will not attempt reforming the offenders. They two will remain at Newcastle until they hear from the King, while the other two repair up with diligence; but it will be nine or ten days before they arrive there. Hawtell, in Scotland, 28 Oct. Signed by Norfolk, Hertford, Gage, and Browne.
Pp. 4. Add. Sealed. Endd.
28 Oct.
Add. MS. 32,648 f. 112. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 227.
997. Norfolk to Gardiner and Wriothesley.
Write in their common letter that the horses of the late garrison are too poor to serve. Sees no remedy, unless Suffolk's band be left until fresh men may be picked out. The Scots will try and recompence the hurt done in Scotland, so that, unless the garrisons are right strong, much hurt shall be sustained. All Hallowtide is approaching, when the custom is to diminish half the garrison; but, for this year, Norfolk dare give no counsel. This was the goodliest army he has seen, and had it been set forth with victual two months earlier, 'we might have done what we would without great resistance."
In his own hand.Begs them to obtain his licence to return. His old disease of the lax is marvellous sore on him, as my lord of Hertford and Mr. Comptroller know. Hears that the King has distributed the late Privy Seal's things. Prays that the house of Bath Place may light on him, who has no place in London; for he has no entry in Excestre Place "but only of lending." His cost and pain in this journey has been treble any other man's. 28 Oct., before day. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
28 Oct.
Add. MS. 10,110 f. 237. B. M.
998. Invasion of Scotland.
"In the 34th yere of our Soverayne lord Kynge. Henry the Eght, the Actis done in Skotland, under the honorable lorde, Duke of Nortfolke."
On Sunday, 22 Oct., Norfolk went from Berwick with his army royal to Gayncelaw, and camped there. On the 23rd to Banoxburne, where was an alarm that night and four Scots taken "that came for spies and for to steal horses," who were commanded to be hanged next morning. On the 24th to Ekkyls, and that day were many skirmishes and certain Scots taken prisoners. That night the scout watch took four spies, who were next morning hanged in an old house in the town. On the 25th to a fair ground beside Kelsay, shooting the great ordnance at bushments on the hills and skirmishing, divers Scots being slain and taken prisoners, and some of ours taken who ventured too far. On the 26th our men entered Kelsay and spoiled and carried away much goods and took or slew divers Scots. A tall man of ours that was above in the abbey looking forth was killed by one of our gunners in mistake for a Scot. Certain of our men were taken, and some slain. After spoiling the town our men burnt a great part of the town and abbey. That day, Norfolk burnt 20 towns about Kelsay and took many prisoners, and that night "our gonners shote a goodly peall of gonnes at Rovarce." On the 27th, for lack of victuals, all came over the water beneath Kelsay and camped that night at Redyne; and on the 28th they came to Berwick.
Pp. 2.
College of
Arms MS. L. 1, f. 15.
2. "The 21st day of October in the xxxiiij year of the reign of our Sovereign lord King Henry the viijth., the duke of Norfolk's grace, lieutenant to the King's Highness, removed and camped in the borders of Barwicke. The next night camped in a town in Scotland called Paxstonne, and there was the camp that night." The third night in Gradenhild. The fourth in Pharneton (?). The fifth on Broxfylld by West Kellsse, and there camped two nights and two days. Then to Ridenborne and there camped a day and a night.
The first town burnt in Scotland was called Paxstonne. The next Ramrige Stinne. The 3rd, Gradenshilles. The 4th, Long Ednem. The 5th, Newtone. The 6th, Stitshell. The 7th, Nenthorne. Then Spyttle and Smellem Spittle. The Charterhouse and the two Mordaynes. The Scedericke and the two Broxlawis. Then the Flwrys and the Fayr Crosse. "Then, after, Ednem Spittle was brent, and all Roxbruche, the town of Kellsey and the abbey. Long Sproustoune and Ridenn and Hadenton."
In a contemporary hand, p. 1.
Add. MS.
5,758 f. 221. B. M.
3. Later copy of 2, but very faulty.
P. 1.
29 Oct.
Dasent's A.P.C., 46.
999. The Privy Council.
Meetings at Westm., 28 and 29 Oct. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor, Russell, Winchester, Westminster, Wriothesley, Sadler, Dacres. No business recorded.
[*** Next entry is 2 Nov.]
29 Oct.
Add. MS. 32,648 f. 116. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 229.
1000. Norfolk and Others to Henry VIII.
In answer to his letters of the 26th, received this afternoon, certify that long before coming from York, they commanded the President to have certain carts and wains at Newcastle on the 18th; yet few came, nor was there bread or drink here to lade them with. Most of the army neither ate bread here nor all the time they lay in the field. The biscuit came from London in ships that could not enter this haven, and only came to Holy Elande, from Newcastle, the day before our departure hence, so that we could not tarry for it. That laden in small ships was such that of a 1,000 weight would not be made here 500, and half the beer was consumed and the remainder sour. Could not spare the carriage horses here, where they were needed for the horsemills and to carry wheat into the country to be ground. Beg him to think they have done all in their power. Will accomplish the rest of his letters, but think it unwise to punish the malefactors when the war is so hot, as they wrote to the Council yesterday. Berwick, 29 Oct., 7 p.m. Signed by Norfolk, Hertford, Gage, and Browne.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
29 Oct.
Add. MS. 32,648 f. 114. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 228.
1001. Norfolk to Wriothesley.
Thanks for getting him discharged from remaining longer here. By the contents of the King's letters received this afternoon, he and his fellows fear that his Highness is not pleased with their proceedings. Assuredly they could do no more, as they will show when the King pleases to hear them; and for himself, his fellows and the whole army know what costs and pains he sustained. Berwick, 29 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
29 Oct.
Longleat MS. Hamilton Papers, I. lxii.
1002. Hertford to the Council.
This 29th Oct., at 3 p.m., received the King's commission to be warden here. Is not suitably provided to serve; for he came in post, with but three or four servants, upon promise of finding all necessaries here, whereas he found but a bare tent, and was more unfurnished than the meanest gentleman in the field, all my lord Privy Seal's stuff being already sent away to his ships. As Master Gage can declare, "they" had charge of such a company here as Hertford, being a stranger among them, could hardly rule; and to remain here with those who know him still less and without provision or servants would be to his dishonour, as he trusts they will declare to the King. He that serves here had need to be allied among them of these parts, and it would engender a grudge among those noblemen here, whose men he must use, if they perceive a stranger to have the charge and themselves to sit still. Begs them to solicit the King "with expedition." If he were furnished and thought he could serve, he would not seek means to avoid it.
Corrected draft. Endd. : Copy of a letter to the Council, xxixo Octobris ao xxxiiijo R. H. viijvi.
29 Oct.
Add. MS. 5,754 f. 7. B. M.
1003. Conduct Money.
Norfolk's warrants to Sir John Harryngton, treasurer of wars.
1. To pay Sir John Byron 86l. 9s., besides 60l. 11s. remaining in his hands for wages not yet expired, for conduct money of 3 captains, 5 petty captains and 300 men from Ridingburne in Scotland to Colwicke, 210 miles. Berwick, 29 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Receipt, same day. Not signed.
iii. Note that 147l. is allowed of this warrant for conduct money, "according to the entry of the book." Signed : Will'm Townraw.
P. 1.
Ib. f. 12. B. M. 2. To pay his brother, lord William Howard, 24l. 16s. 4d. for 24 days' wages from 6 Oct. of himself at 6s. 8d. a day and 9 servants at 8d., and for conduct money from Ridingburne to London 300 miles, himself at 4d. a mile and the others at d. Berwick, 29 Oct., 34 Hen. VIII. Not Signed.
P. 1. Headed : By the duke of Norff., the King's lieutenant in the North Parts.
Ib. f. 19. B. M. 3. To pay Francis, earl of Shrewsbury, 669l. 13s. 4d. for conduct money to 20 captains, 20 petty captains, and 2,000 soldiers "from Sheffelde and other places expressed in a schedule" to Newcastle, 100 miles. Barwicke, 29 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Receipt, same day. Signed : per me, Robertum Swyfte.
Ib. f. 20. B. M. 4. To pay Francis, earl of Shrewsbury, 511l., over and above 392l. remaining in his hands, for seven days' wages of his retinue, for conduct money, from Ridingburne in Scotland to Sheffelde and other places, 150 miles, of 20 captains, 20 petty captains, and 2,000 soldiers, at rates specified. Barwick, 29 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Receipt, same day. Signed : per me, Robertum Swyft.
iii. Note, "allowed upon this warrant the whole conduct money, which is 903l."
P. 1.
Ib. f. 23. B. M. 5. To pay Edward Waryng 10l. 16s., besides 9l. 9s. remaining in his hands, for seven days' wages not expired, the whole to be employed for conduct money of one captain, one petty captain, and 50 men from Ridingburne in Scotland to Poynton, Chesh., 180 miles. Barwike, 29 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Receipt, same day. Signed : Thomas Dayne.
iii. Note, "allowed by this warrant," 20l. 5s.
P. 1.
Ib. f. 25. B. M. 6. To pay Edm. Wryght 10l. 14s. 8d. besides 19l. 12s. remaining in his hands, for six days' wages not expired, the whole to be employed for conduct of a captain, petty captain, and 100 men from Rydyng Burne to Gromonte, Yorks., 130 miles. Barwik, 29 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Note, that "Edm. Wryght did answer in the return of vj. horsemen too little by ijd. the day for a man for vij. days, vijs., which is not allowed by the King."
P. 1.
29 Oct.
St. P. IX., 206. R. O.
1004. Bonner to Henry VIII.
On the 10th inst. sent to Saragosa, to a special friend of his and my lord of Westminster's, a packet to be conveyed to Thos. Hollande at Bilbao, and thence forwarded. It contained a recital of his letters to the King of 11 and 24 Aug. 9, 14 (morning and evening), and 20 Sept., and 4 Oct., and enclosed the declaration of war and the indiction of the Council at Trent with the Emperor's answer. Therein was declared, also, the reception of the Cardinal of Portugal, Michael de Silva, on the 27th ult., the coming of Doria and of 4,000 Almains, the French retreat from Perpignan, the Emperor's going from Monzon (the Cortez there ended 6 Oct., and the Prince was there sworn) towards Barcelona, and the Prince's going to Saragoza and returning to Barcelona, and thence to Valentia, without going at this time into Italy; also the conspiracy at Venice between the French ambassador and one of the secretaries, and the taking of Chirasco and Veroa in Piedmont by the French.
Coming from Barbastro to Barcelona, learnt that the Emperor arrived there from Montserat on the 16th inst., and was for some days in council with Alva, Grandvele, Doria and Covos. Doria went by land, on the 23rd to Rosas, where the galleys and the Almains, who are reduced by sickness, remained. Thereupon it was published that Grandvele and all his sons (especially Arras) should pass into Italy and Germany; and on the 29th five galleys arrived for them. With them go Don Francisco 'de Este, Mons. de Herbes, of the Emperor's chamber, the secretary of Lorene, who lately came hither; and also, as prisoner, Pietro Fatinello, who pretended to be ambassador of Luque, and, being convicted of conspiracy with the Conde de Anguillar, who fled to the French, is sent to Luque to be tried. At Rosas, of late, died Mons. de Bury, marques de Quarate, who was in high favour, and had been in England. The Cardinal of Portugal tarries longer than he would owing to the sickness of the duke of Cameryne. A new ambassador, Nic. de Ponte, is come from Venice and is sore sick; also one from Florence, called Guissardin, who has been in England. John Bandyn returns to Florence; and the old secretary of Venice, who since the old ambassador died at Murcia, has supplied the both rooms, departs home.
The French army is retired from Perpignan to Narbone, and incursions are made on both sides. As the Turk and Barbarossa are expected to attack next year, the Emperor will cause the Prince to be accepted everywhere (as he is at Monzon and Saragoza), set good order for defence here, and go next spring to Italy. On the 25th a jubilee was proclaimed here for a subsidy to be levied against the Turk (copy enclosed). Perhaps the Bishop of Rome, who is partial to France, does it to satisfy the Emperor or else to pick men's purses of their money. Mons. de Altisten, who was sent to Buda, is returned, but nothing is spoken of the doings there. The Frenchmen began so bravely that Barcelona built certain fortifications (described). Count Baptista de Ladron is here to receive money for these Almains, who shall repass into Italy. The Prince is looked for daily, to be sworn here for the province of Cathalona.
Had written thus far when a secret friend showed him that Count Baptista de Ladron said that, as the French were again stirring in Rousillon, the Almains should be stayed; a sign that they will wait and go to Italy with the Emperor in the spring. Grandvele's going is to order matters in Italy, which are not in best frame at Geanes, Luques, Florence and Milan, and to prepare to meet the French in Piedmont and provide against the Turk. He and Arras go by Trent to explain the Emperor's not coming or sending prelates to the General Council. Some think they go to Venice to provide against the Turk and the French king, who is out of favour there since the late conspiracy. In Germany he will solicit the recovery of Buda, and aid against the French king and the Turk; and then go to Flanders to incense people there against the French, For these premises there shall be a Diet in Germany and Grandvele "principally goeth unto the same."
Begs payment of his diets, which are 3 months behind, and post money. Barcelona, 29 Oct., at night. Signed.
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1005. Wallop to the Council.
On 28 Oct., 80 Burgundians brought into the English pale a booty taken at Bukhowlte, 1 mile from Arde. Twenty-five footmen of Arde, with others of the country, pursued and skirmished with them till within half a mile of Guisnes, and certain of the garrison of Arde were taken; whereupon the captain of Arde wrote to Wallop for them. Answered that if they had been driven into the Pale they might have claimed their liberty, but, since, by pursuing, they violated the franchise of the Pale, he might have taken them if they had not been taken by the Burgundians. To this Mons. Chenchevall's standard-bearer, who brought the letter, could only answer by praying Wallop to keep the prisoners until further trial. Sent for the chief of the Burgundians, and declared the captain of Arde's demand, and that they could not keep prisoners taken in the King's pale. He said they took them in self-defence, but would leave them in Wallop's hands till it were known whether they were good prize; (fn. 5) and meanwhile two of the Burgundians, who were the Great Master's servants, should learn his pleasure.
Found these Burgundians, when the French and they were communing together, very quiet persons, and content to leave the prisoners, whom otherwise he intended to have stayed. Asks whether to deliver the prisoners to the Burgundians or keep them as prisoners for infringing the franchise. Keeps them here in the town, well entreated, one being steward of the captain's house and the others his chief servants. There were 11 prisoners, divers of whom were taken without the pale and are delivered to the Burgundians. Two or three were killed in the skirmish. Would not suffer the Burgundians, being so many, to enter the town, but commanded them to sell their booty and depart the same day. When they were gone a mile on their way, the bailiff of Guisnes sent a serjeant to stay them till they paid him for every beast, cow, mare or hogge, and took from a Spaniard a coat of mail he got from a prisoner, being the captain of Arde's steward. He took two of their number in pledge for the money, demanding also money "for the blode wightes that whas betuyxste the Frenchmen and them." Asks whether to suffer the bailiff to take such things, "who, I ensure your lordships, is a very unquiet person, and I think he cannot show that any such precedents hath been used heretofore."
Received theirs of 26 Oct., on the 28th, by Guisnes pursuivant, whom he despatched, 29 Oct., to Mons. de Bies. Perceives by their letter that the Great Master of Flanders has taken two Englishmen at Arras, who were conveying certain horses into France, and that the King has required the Emperor's ambassador to write to him to send them to Wallop. The owner of the horses, an Englishman, says that the Great Master had written to the president of Arras to send the horses to Wallop if he wrote for them, and also restore the Englishman's other goods and punish those who ill-treated him. Wallop accordingly wrote in a letter to the Great Master and sent it by the Englishman and a gentleman of his own, and expects them here in two or three days, with the horses, which, the owner says, are all English save one.
Guisnes returned this day with Mons. de Bies's answer, who is "redowced and savors that he hathe sene a kinges letter," and begins to conform to reason, complaining only that the Burgundians are lodged in the Pale before they make their enterprises. Has divers times forbidden the lodging of Burgundians either before or after enterprises. Has also a letter, this morning, from the captain of Arde, confessing his men's fault, and asking their deliverance upon paying their ransoms to the Burgundians. Replied that he would not deliver them until he knew further. Sends Guisnes again to learn the King's pleasure in this.
Rendall Rewall, deputy of this castle, had 8d. a day in Calais, and came hither with the lord Deputy's licence. He will surrender his 8d. a day, and begs them to write to the treasurer of Calais to pay it up to 6 Oct. The treasurer has paid him nothing since his coming to Guisnes. He does his duty well, and is feared and reverenced by the soldiers. If in their next letters they would mention that the King takes his service in good part, he should live the longer. He has continued with Wallop since Tournay was given over, and is more like a governor than a servant, for his profitable counsel. The King knows him well, "of whom I spake to his Highness at his last being at Dower."
Prays God to send my lord of Norfolk victory over the King's enemies. Has this day caused "a mass of the Holy Ghost, as well in the castle as in the town of Guisnes, to be said, with procession; and so to continue thrice a week till we hear tell of his return." Guisnes, 30 Oct. Signed.
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31 Oct.
Hatfield MS., 231, No. 70. [Cal. of Cecil MSS. Pt. I., 76.]
1006. Wriothesley to [Suffolk].
"Pleaseth your Grace," the King is informed "that there is Tuckfeld about the Borders or else in Scotland," who was servant to my lord Chancellor, and can counterfeit the King's sign and great seal, "in which things he hath offended and is fled." You and my lord of Norfolk are to make all secret search, for his apprehension. The King has received your letters of 18 Oct., "and doth much long to hear some advertisement more certain." Hampton Court, Alhalon even.
Hol., p. 1. Fly leaf with address lost. Headed in a later hand : "To the duke of Southfolke."
31 Oct.
Add. MS. 32,648 f. 118. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 230.
1007. The Earl Of Murray to Norfolk.
Being here in authority, has seen Norfolk's writings, dated at Berwick, 29 Oct., anent the gentlemen of England lately taken, for their liberty by ransom or otherwise. Will speak with his King in this matter, and with the takers of the said gentlemen. Lawder, 31 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To the duke of Northfolk, lieutenant of England. Sealed. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
31 Oct.
R. O. [Spanish Calendar, VI. II., No. 72.]
1008. The Queen Of Hungary to Chapuys and De Courrieres.
When busy answering their letters of the 18th inst., received those of the 22nd, which facilitate the despatch; and she hopes that, since the English begin to hear reason, they will do the like in the rest. After examining the treaty which they demand, and weighing all that has passed, she was of opinion that it would be difficult to agree with them, for fear of thereby falling into greater trouble with the King of England.
Answers questions in theirs of the 18th. (1) That it is not expedient that the treaty should be remitted to her, even if the English were to propose it; and if they break off the King must be persuaded that the Emperor and she will still continue perfect amity with him, in accordance with ancient alliances. (2) As to the points in difficulty, amply debated in the Emperor's letter to Chapuys, of which she has the copy, they know how her advice is limited by precise words, providing that the treaty must be so made as regards the Pope, rebels and hantize as to be open to no reproach; and they must remit nothing to her concerning these limitations. If the English had persisted as to the Pope and rebels she could not have consented to any alteration; the Emperor's command must be precisely followed in both, save that the time of making rebels withdraw might be moderated, provided that the rest of the article of the rebels is passed as in the treaty of Cambray. (3) Hantize seems to comprehend the 2nd and 13th articles of the treaty, and she cannot enlarge further than the Emperor's letters allow, but thinks the King's Council might be persuaded to leave out the restraining clause of the 2nd article, from the words ut mercatores mercimonii exercendi causa to the words aut principali diplomate fuerit indultum; otherwise they would show a wish rather to restrict existing amities than to contract closer. It is notorious that he who lands in another country must conform to the laws and statutes there. By the treaty of intercourse of the year '20, which they would confirm, these countries could never attain reasonable intercourse, mainly because the English do not observe the said intercourse as regards payment of tolls and imposts, which, by it, should be according to the treaty of 1495, by which subjects of this country should pay no other dues in England than they paid 50 years before, when they paid only what the Easterlings now pay. Explains that the article should be as in the treaty of Cambray, or the matter of intercourse (which concerns merchants) left out and not mingled with that of amity (which concerns princes), as it was in all treaties before that of Cambray. (4) The eighth article, touching the number of men to be sent upon requisition, is very unequal, and she could not in forty days assemble 3,000 horsemen at that pay. It should be seen that the English do not name small pay because they know that their money would be asked rather than their men, who are not too practised in war (aguerrois), whereas they would ask men rather than money. Details further arguments on this, but, seeing the state of affairs, thinks it better to pass something in this article than to break all. (5) As to the interpretation of the treaty and enforcement (precise execution) in case of contravention, the articles are so couched as rather to give occasion to break it at will; and no difficulty should be made in altering them to the accustomed form of treaties; and she sends a clause of the treaty of (blank) as a guide. (6) As regards defence and offence, refers it to the Emperor's letter to Chapuys. (7) The dukes of Cleves and Holstein should be named as enemies, being at war against the Emperor; but, if that cannot be obtained, it should be expressed in the treaty that the Emperor may treat with them without the intervention and consent of the King. The article is too general, that nothing may be treated with princes of the Empire or other neighbours without the King's consent, and it should be restricted to things prejudicial to either prince or derogatory to the present treaty.
If they must break off, occasion should be taken for it upon the three points of the precise interpretation and enforcement (execution) of the treaty and the prohibition of treating with other princes without the King's consent. These they must see accorded as the Emperor wrote in his last letters to Chapuys. Bruxelles, 31 Oct. 1542.
French. Modern transcript from Vienna, pp. 9.
31 Oct.
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1009. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
Wrote on the 22nd. The withdrawal of the French from Parpignan is since divulged to their shame. The marquis of Guasto continues to prevail against them in Piedmont. In Hungary the Christian host has withdrawn from Pest with shame and damage; through the perfidy of the Hungarians, whose chief man, Perinpeter, and his son are, therefore, imprisoned by Ferdinando. All the host is dissolved, and the Italians returned to Italy. The Turks proved themselves good men of war and were well provided. The bishop of Rome has appointed three cardinals (Pole among them) to assemble the General Council at Trent, but all is thought to be dissimulation.
Thine, an island in the Archipelago, belonging to Venice, has surrendered to the Turk. The Turk has raised the customs in Surye from 2 per cent. to what it was in the sultans of Egypt's time, viz., 10 per cent., which will ruin Venetian trade there. The Turk is incensed against the Dominion for the little respect they paid to Janus Bey, who came to practise in favour of the French king. The Almains make a Diet at Noremberg for the business of the Council and matters of Hungary. Venice, 31 Oct. 1542.
P.S.Letters from Constantinople of 3 Oct. mention that the Turk was going to Andrinopoli with his wife, and had set two of his sons to govern provinces of Asia, with 60,000 and 50,000 ducats apiece, and was making great provision for next year. Two thousand footmen are gone from Sicily to Spain, and 6,000 Almains are coming to join Guasto. In Almain they "lament of Ferdinando, for th'abusing of their money," which should have paid the soldiers.
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1010. Sleaford, Linc.
Account of "reparations made at Old Slefford and New Slefford of the tenements belonging to the King's Grace," at various dates between June and October, 34 Hen. VIII., viz., for thatching and small repairs of houses of various tenants (named), in all 4l. 4s. 9d.; which, with 4l. 13s. 4d. for the fee of John Williams, due at Michaelmas last, makes 8l. 18s. 1d.
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1011. Piracy.
Petition to the Emperor's ambassador by Henry Dowe, of Bolswoert, in Friesland. Thirteen weeks ago took his ship, the Bryer, into Norway, and, on his return, hearing that there was war and pirates out in the sea, he sought a place of safety and anchored, 6 Oct. last, near Cromer, within an arrow's flight of land. The same night a French pirate boarded the ship, bound petitioner and his fellows and sailed with the prize to Cromer, where they sold it to Thos. Wodhous for 60 cr., although it was worth 300 cr. Wodhous then permitted the pirate to depart, retaining the ship and goods, and sent petitioner and his fellows empty away.
Latin, p. 1. Headed : Ad venerabilem legatum Imperatorie Majestatis.
October./Grants. 1012. Grants in October 1542.
1. Sir Wm. Parre, lord Parre. Licence to alienate the manors of Netherhall in Morton, alias Bourchiers Hall in Morton, Parva Laver, alias Bourchiers Hall in Laver Parva, High Laver and Matchyng, Essex, to Sir Ric. Riche, chancellor of Augmentations. Westm., 1 Oct. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
2. Anne, wife of Thos. Parry and late wife of Adrian Fortescue, dec., attainted. Grant of 1,500 sheep in Gloucestershire which belonged to the said Adrian with the profits of them since the time of the said Adrian's attainder, with all the goods and chattels, except jewels, which belonged to the said Adrian; together with all indentures and evidences concerning the premises. Windsor, 8 Aug. 34 Henry VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Oct. P.S.
3. Sir John Seyntlowe. Licence to alienate the manor of Lokkyng, Soms., to Thos. Clerke. Westm., 9 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 9.
4. Sir Ant. Wyngfeld and John Wyngfeld his son and heir apparent. Licence to alienate the manors of Fordamhall alias Fordyngham Hall and Archentyne and lands (extent given) in Fordam, Westbergholt, Lexden Magna, Stanway, Copford, Aldham, Markes Tey, Magna Tey, Bures ad Montem, Whethermonford, Horkesley Parva and Peldon, Essex, and the advowson of Fordam church, to John Lucas and John Abell and their heirs. Westm., 9 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 19.
5. Sir Ric. Williams alias Cromwell, a gentleman of the Privy Chamber. Licence to alienate the manor of Nashe alias Nasshe grange or farm, co. Glamorgan, with appurtenances in St. Brydys, Wyke, Marcrosse and St. Donatys, co. Glamorgan; also the chapel of Nasshe and the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of St. Donatys; to Thos. Stradlyng. Westm., 9 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 12, m. 4.
6. Robt. Hopper and Anne Knyvett, widow. Pardon for the transfer, without licence, of lands held of the Crown in capite, from the said Anne to the said Robt., i.e., the manor of Tysho, Warw. Westm., 9 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 19.
7. Kath. Edgecombe, widow. Annuity of 7l. out of the manor of Willington and lands in Cutcombe, Stokegurcye and Emmer, Soms., which belonged to Chr. Hadley, dec., during the minority of Arthur Hadley, s. and h. of the said Chr., who held of the King by military service by reason of the minority of John Lutterell, then the King's ward. With wardship and marriage of the said Arthur. Del. Westm., 9 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
8. Ant. Robertys. Pardon of outlawry. Being sued by Gilbert Turk for the detention of a cow he failed to appear and therefore was put to outlawry in co. Kent. He has now surrendered himself to the Marshalsea prison, as certified by Sir Edw. Mountague, chief justice. Westm., 9 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 10.
9. John Gate, groom of the Privy Chamber. Licence to retain ten men in his livery besides bailiffs and household servants. Westm., 9 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 2.
10. City of Gloucester. Licence to the mayor and burgesses to alienate a messuage and tenement called Pyperlase in the suburbs of the city of Hereford (between land of the late Friars Minors there and lands of Sir John Scudamoure, dec.) which belonged to Lanthonye monastery, also all lands in Acornebury, Heref., in tenure of Jenkyn Gryffyth, Ric. Glasebury, John (sic) Brace, Roger Churcheyard, Wm. Pynnok, John Taylor, John Lynke, Thos. Gethyn, John Polen, John Gunney, Ric. Vaughan, Wm. Veyle, Margery his wife and their two sons, and David Wylcocks, with the rectory and advowson of Acornebury, the manor of Rowlston, Heref., and all lands in tenure of Ric. Vaughan or Agnes his wife and Richard their son in Rowlston and Byrche, Heref., all which belonged to Acornebury priory; which premises were granted to the said mayor and burgesses by patent 11 Sept. last; to Hugh ap Harry, Westm., 10 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 10.
11. Sir John Norres. Licences to alienate :
(i.) The manors of Warfeld, Twyford, Purly, Mugeham, and Hendons in Cokeham, with lands (extent given) in Worfeld, Twyford, Purly, Mugeham and Bray, Berks., to George Riche and Wm. Chalfounte, to be re-granted to the said Sir John for life, with remainder to Elizabeth, now his wife, for her life, with remainder to Margery Williams, daughter of Sir John Williams, for life, with remainder to Hen. Norres, son of Hen. Norres, dec., and the heirs male of the said Henry and Margery, and in default to the heirs male of the said Henry, and in default to the right heirs of the said Sir John, Westm., 10 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 21.
(ii.) The manors of Yatenden, Aldworth and Holy Porte and lands (extent given) in Yatynden, Frilsham, Elyng, Lawylde, Redyng, Bray, Towne, Holy Porte, Windsor, Water Okeley, Braywyke, Altwoode and Fyfeld, Berks., with the advowsons of the churches of Yatenden and Frylsham, to George Riche and Wm. Chalfounte under the same conditions. Westm., 10 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 20.
12. Edw. Bray and Mary his wife. Licence to alienate lands called Shorehams in Selmeston, Suss., to Nich. Mascall. Westm., 10 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 6.
13. Sir Ant. Browne, K.G., Master of the Horse. Annuity of 40l. out of the manors of Fenwike and Norton with appurtenances in Fenwike, Norton, Mosseley, Smeyton, Southowe, Pollington, Elmeshall, Thorp and Balne, Yorks., which lately belonged to John Hastings, dec., s. and h. of Sir Hugh Hastings, dec., during the minority of Anne and Elizabeth, sisters and co-heirs of the said John, who died a minor in the King's custody; with wardship and marriage of the said daughters. Greenwich, 1 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Oct.P.S.
14. John Sandes. To be messenger of the Court of General Surveyors (the origin of which is described) with fees as enjoyed by the messenger of the Court of the Duchy of Lancaster. Hampton Court. 29 June 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 6.
15. Thos. Saintlowe, the King's servant. To be one of the King's serjeants at arms, with 12d. a day, upon the first vacancy occurring after 6 June 34 Hen. VIII., among the present serjeants, viz. : Edw. Goldesborough, Walt. Chalcott, Thos. Dawtrye, John Stonner. Wm. Glynne, John Knottisford, Robt. Everris, Laur. Serle, Wm. Rolte, John Bucworth, Thos. Vanghan, Hugh Wylloughby, Nich. Jacson, Ric. Raynshewe, Wm. Clerc and Wm. Bourne, Greenwich, 25 Sept. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Oct.P.S.
16. Sir Henry Knevet, one of the Gentlemen of the Privy Chamber. Grant of the next advowson of the church of Westhorseley, Winton dioc. Greenwich, 29 Sept. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 4.
17. Peter Bawood, maker of the King's cannons (bombardarum), a native of the dominions of the King of the French. Denization. Westm., 10 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 7, m. 18.
18. Sir Roland Hyll. Grant, in fee, for 962l. 11s. 8d., of the lordships and manors of Slepe, Kenersey alias Kenassy alias Kenersley, and Crogelton alias Crudgelton, the advowson of Kenersey church, tithes in the places aforenamed, with all appurtenances in Slepe, Kenersey, Crogelton, Tyberton, Magna Aston, Osbaston, and Betterye alias Butterye, and Terne alias Tyron, Salop; which all belonged to the late monastery of Shrewsbury; also all lands in Terne in Ercall parish, Coldhatton and Blecheley, Salop, which belonged to Lylleshall monastery, Salop; the manor of Cherington, Salop, which belonged to Wombridge priory, with all possessions of Wombridge in Cherington and Pudforde, Salop; with full rights. Annual value of the premises in Cherington and Pudforde, 11l. 16s.
To hold as one twentieth of a knight's fee, by rents of 52s. 2d. for the premises in Slepe, Kenersey and Crogelton, 22d. for those in Tyberton, 8d. in Magna Aston, 4s. in Osbaston, 4s. in Betterye, 11s. 8d. in Terne and Arcall, 5s. 7d. in Coldhatton, 2s. in Blecheley, 23s. 1d. in Cherington, and 16d. in Pudforde; free of charges except the above rents and the bailiffs' fees and pensions of 2s. to Francis earl of Shrewsbury and 2s. 4d. to Wm. earl of Arundel out of Cherington. Greenwich, 1 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 11, m. 16.
19. Thos. Mowforth, King's chaplain. Presentation to the parish church of Copmanford alias Copingford, Hunts., Linc. dioc., void by death, the present advowson of which was granted by Sir Ric. Sapcottes, the patron, to Hen. Sapcottes, who has granted it to the King. Greenwich, 9 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 19.
20. Commission of gaol delivery. Carlisle Castle.Sir Thos. Wharton, Sir Thos. Curwen, Sir John Lamplewe, Sir John Louther, Edw. Eglyanby, Thos. Dalston, Ant. Barwys, Thos. Salkeld and Wm. Moulcastre. Westm., 11 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 13d.
21. Sir Walter Devereux lord Ferrers and Chartley and Ric. Devereux his son and heir apparent. Licence to alienate a moiety of the manor of Kyngeston Bagpuse and lands in Kyngeston Bagpuse and Fyfyld, Berks., and Stanlake and Northmor, Oxon., to John Latton. Westm., 12 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 22.
22. Commission of gaol delivery. Dorchester gaol.Sir Thos. Trenchard, Sir John Horsey, John Paulett, Geo. de la Lynde, Ric. Phyllypps, John Horsey, jun., John Williams, Hen. Assheley, Hen. Strangwayes, Aldred FitzJames, Wm. Thornell and Barth. Combe. Westm., 12 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 13d.
23. Commission of gaol delivery. Dorchester gaol.Sir John Seyntlowe, Sir Hugh Paulett, Sir Hen. Capell, Nich. FitzJames, Wm. Vowell, Alex. Popham, Aldred FitzJames, Michael Malett, Ant. Gylbertt, Thos. Horner and Barth. Combe. Westm., 12 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 13d.
24. John Mason, the King's servant. To be King's secretary for the French language with 40l. a year from the Annunciation of St. Mary last past; with profits as enjoyed by Sir Brian Tuke or any other in that office. Havering, 20 Sept. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 19.
25. City of Bristol. Confirmation of the election of Hen. Whyte, as mayor, and Roger Coke and Clement Bays, as constables, of the staple of wool, leather, woolfells and lead of Bristol, for one year. Westm., 14 Oct. Pat. p. 2, m. 15.
26. Sir John Brugges and Edm. Brudges. To have the custody of the castle of Sudley, Glouc., and of the park there, with mastership of the hunt of deer, and the herbage and pannage of the park, with all rights and privileges enjoyed in these offices by Walter Walshe or Sir Wm. Compton, dec.; in survivorship; with 30l. a year out of the manor of Wynchecombe alias Wynchelcombe or the lordship of Sudley. Also the stewardship of the town of Wynchecomb, which belonged to the monastery there, and of all the lands of the said monastery and of the three hundreds of Kyftysgate, Holford and Great Stone, Glouc., in the King's hands by the dissolution of the said monastery and by the attainder of Thos. Cromwell late earl of Essex; with 100s. a year. Greenwich, 27 Dec. 33 Henry VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 34 Henry VIII.Pat. p. 9, m. 25.
27. Prisoners in Ludgate. Commission to Sir John Allen, Sir Ralph Warren, Sir Ric. Gresham, Sir Rog. Cholmeley, Sir John Gresham, John Smith, baron of the Exchequer, Sir Rol. Hill, Nich. Wilson, S.T.D. John Insent, LL.D., Edw. Hall, Guy Craiford, Rob. Broke, Paul Withipaull, Humph. Packington, and John Sturgeon, merchants (upon the petition to the King by the prisoners in Ludgate to mediate with their creditors), or any two of them, to call before them the said prisoners and their creditors and examine into the complaints of the said prisoners. Guildford, 23 July, 34 Henry VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Oct.P.S.
28. John Pakyngton. Licence to alienate the manors of Westwodde and Clethall with lands (extent given) and four salt springs in Westwodde, Clethall, Droitwich, Horton, Cauerych, Wychebold, Markeley, Northpedull, Coderiche, Hadsor, Hill, Feckenham, Hanbury, Salwarpe, Hodyngton, Astwod and Bromesgrove, Worc., and the advowsons of the churches of Westwodde, Coderyche, and St. Nicholas in Droitwich and tithes and offerings in Coderyche; to George Roll and Hen. Jones, to be regranted to the said John in tail male, with remainder in default to Thos. Pakyngton, son and heir of Robert, dec., brother of the said John, in tail male, with remainder to John Pakyngton, brother of the said Thomas, in tail male, with remainder to Humph. Pakyngton, brother of the said John (the grantee), in tail male, with remainder to the heirs of the said Thomas. Westm., 16 Oct. Pat., 34 Henry VIII., p. 5, m. 19.
29. The Mercers Company of London. Licence to alienate the tenement and curtilage called the Bell in Colmanstrete, in the parish and ward of St. Stephen's Colmanstrete, now in tenure of John Fyssher, poulter, to the said John Fyssher. Westm., 16 Oct. Pat. 34 Henry VIII., p. 11, m. 8.
30. Nich. Archbold, clk., one of the ministers of the Chapel Royal. Presentation to the parish church and rectory of Harleston, Linc. dioc., void by death and in the King's gift by the suppression of Lenton monastery. Westm., 16 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 4.
31. Commission of the peace. Holland, Linc.Lord Chancellor Audeley, Treasurer Norfolk, Lord President Suffolk, Russell lord Privy Seal, Thos., earl of Rutland, J. bishop of Lincoln, Edward lord Clynton, Sir Walt. Luke, Attorney General Whorwood, Sir Thos. Hennage, Sir Thos. Tempeste, jun., Sir John Copledyke, Fras. Broun, John Hennege, Ant. Eyrbye, Nich. Roberdson, Thos. Holland, Robt. Walpole, John Rede, Ric. Wolmer, Ric. Ogle, Ant. Roberdson, Ric. Rede, Blaise Hollond, Jas. Smyth, Ric. Gooding, John Friskenney, Thos. Broun, and Wm. Roberdes. Westm., 16 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 4d.
32. Commissions of gaol delivery. Winchester Castle.Sir Wm. Berkley, John Kyngesmyll, Wm. Thorpe, Thos. Wellys, John Norton, Wm. Warham, John Wyntershull, and Thos. Pace. Westm., 16 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 13d.
33. Worcester Castle.John Pakyngton, Roland Moreton, Thos. Hunkes, Geo. Willoughby, Wm. Goore, Wm. Cookesey, Wm. Pynnoke, Ralph Sheldon, John Vaumpage. Same date. Ibid.
34. Fyssherton Anger gaol. (To meet at New Sarum.)John Erneley, Barth. Husey, Chas. Bulkeley, John Pye, Wm. Button, Wm. Grene, John Hamelyn and Wm. Stumpe. Same date. Ibid.
35. Hereford Castle.Sir Nich. Hare, Sir Jas. Baskervyle, John Scudamour, Thos. Monyngton, Thos. Baskervyle, Roger Bodenham, Ric. Walwyn, Ric. Warmecombe, Thos. Havard, Ric. Palmer, and John ap Gwyllym. Same date. Ibid.
36. Norwich Castle.Hen. lord Fitzwater, Sir Roger Townesend, Sir Edm. Bedyngfeld, Hen. Bedyngfeld, Wm. Yelverton, John Corbett, Thos. Gawdy, Osbert Moundeford, Ant. Thwaytes, Ric. Banyard, Jas. Hawe, Chr. Cote and Edm. Lamnour (sic). Same date. Ibid., m. 14d.
37. Lewis Torfote, of Water Lambith, Surr. Licence (as he is "very expert and cunning in the science of physic to cure lightly any infirmities or diseases") to practise the said science in London or elsewhere and heal such as shall resort to him. Westm., 12 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 20. In English.
38. Robt. Wales, of Fyngerigo, Essex, labourer. Pardon for the killing of Ant. Westwood of Henyngham Castell, Essex, 24 Sept. 34 Hen. VIII., at Fyngerigo, in self-defence, as appears by inquisition taken 4 Oct. last. 17 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 29.
39. Julian Fosbroke, widow of Ric. Fosbroke, dec. Annuity of 3l. 2s. 6d. and a chief rent of 4s. 6d. in Craneford, Ntht., which belonged to her late husband, during the minority of John, s. and h. of the said Ric. Fosbroke, with wardship and marriage of the heir. Westm., 13 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 19.
40. Sir Robt. Kyrkham, the King's servant. Grant, in fee, for 543l. 18s. 4d., of the reversion and rent reserved upon leases :(a) By Robt. Molton, late abbot and the late convent of Thornley (sic), Camb., 24 April 22 Hen. VIII., to Robt. Bariff of Haddon, Hunts., of the site of the manor of Haddon, with its appurtenances as held by Wm. Wright, formerly farmer there, for 80 years, at 6l. 13s. 4d. rent : (b) By John, late abbot and the late convent of Croyland, Linc., 7 April 25 Hen. VIII., to Thos. Clerke and Margaret his wife, of the manor and hamlet of Elmyngton, Ntht., formerly held by Ric. Clerke, father of the said Thomas, by copy of court roll; for 80 years, at 7l. 10s. rent.
Grant also of (1) the said manors of Haddon and Elmyngton; (2) the farm called "le Vente" in Cuddesden (parcel of the lordship of Cuddesden, Oxon., which belonged to Abendon Abbey), in tenure of Wm. Wildgose, and tithes in the same, with the Vent grove in Cuddesden and Shawe wood in Halton, Oxon., which also belonged to Abendon; (3) a pasture, etc., in Thumley, Oxon., in tenure of Sir John Browne, which the King lately obtained from Sir Thos. Pope, his servant, and which belonged to Dorchestre monastery, Oxon., and are worth 5l. a year; (4) also an annual rent of 5s. out of the rectory of Haddon, and a portion of tithes out of Graffham rectory, Oxon. (sic), which belonged to Thorney, and all woods upon the premises; also the advowson of the church of Haddon, which belonged to Thorney.
To hold (1 and 4) as one twentieth of a knight's fee by rent of 52s. 8d.; (2) as one fortieth by rent of 8s.; (3) as one fortieth by rent of 10s.; free of all other charges except 26s. 8d. a year to the bailiff of Haddon. Westm., 10 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 27.
41. Sir Thos. Pope and Eliz. his wife. Licence to alienate nine messuages, &c., in Barmondsey, Surr., to Robert bp. of St. Asaph's. Westm., 20 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 12, m. 7.
42. Thos. Lathom. Livery of lands as kinsman and heir of Joan Lathom, dec., d. and h. of Roland Lathom, dec., which Joan was lately a ward in the King's custody; without proof of age; in England, Wales or Calais; with reversion of the lands which John Smyth and Dorothy his wife hold, in right of the latter, for life; profits from 7 Aug. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII.S.B. Injured. (Signed by Lord St. John and Philip Parrys.) Pat. p. 9, m. 13.
43. Sir Thos. lord Audeley of Walden, Chancellor. Licence to alienate the manor of Estorpe, Essex, with the advowson of the rectory of Estorpe, with appurtenances (specified) in Byrche Magna and Byrche Parva, Essex, to Robt. Forster. Westm., 21 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 12, m. 4.
44. Ric. Cecill, yeoman of the Wardrobe. To be steward of the lordships of Nassington, Yarwell and Upton, Ntht. Greenwich, 23 Sept. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 9, m. 25.
45. Commission of the peace.
Surrey.Thomas abp. of Canterbury, Lord Chancellor Audeley, Treasurer Norfolk, Lord President Suffolk, Russell lord Privy Seal, Thos. earl of Rutland, R. bp. of St. Asaph's, Hen. lord Mautravers, Sir John Gage, Sir Robt. Southwell, M.R., Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir Ant. Broun, Sir Thos. Hennege, Sir Ric. Longe, Sir Thos. Pope, Sir John Aleyn, Sir John Gresham, Sir Matthew Broun, Sir Chr. More, Attorney General Whorwood, Thos. Edgare, Jasper Horsey, Nich. Legh of Adyngton, Thos. Saunders, Robt. Wyntershull, Robt. Acton, Thos. Lysley, Thos. Stydall, Thos. Heron, John Skynner, Ric. Bedon, John Carleton, Wm. Saunders, Ric. Creswell, Robt. Curson, Laur. Stoughton, John Skott and Wm. Muschampe. Westm., 21 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 5d.
46. John Wyre. Lease of two watermills in Wendover, Bucks., called the Upper mylne, being "a brestemylne," and the Nether mylne, being "a overshottemylne" (with reservations), parcel of the late Queen Jane's lands; for 21 years; at 100s. rent and 20s. increase. Del. Westm., 23 Oct. 34 Henry VIII. S.B. (Signed by Daunce, Pollard and Moyle.) Pat. p. 7, m. 20.
47. John Hurte, clk., King's chaplain. Presentation to the perpetual vicarage of Ware, London dioc. Westm., 19 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 26.
48. John Morys alias Morris alias Mores, of Brampston, Leic., yeoman. Pardon of all felonies, being crimes of the magic arts, divinations and witchcraft (offensiones ariolarum), committed since 1 May 34 Hen. VIII.; with release of forfeitures. Westm., 21 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 19.
49. Giles Pole, of Saperton, Glouc., the King's servant. Grant, in fee, for 116l., of the reversions and rents reserved of the following leases :(a) By Eliz. Ryprose, late abbess, and the late convent of Romsey, Hants., 28 Sept. 20 Hen. VIII., to Hen. Pole and Anne, his wife, of the site of the manor of Hunlacy alias Honlacy and Torleton beside Cotes, Glouc., with the tithes of a chapel therein; for 31 years from Michaelmas, 1539, at 6l. 13s. 4d. rent : (b) By Joan Temes, late abbess, and the late convent of Lacock, Wilts., 10 May 30 Hen. VIII., to Sir Edm. Tame of all their possessions in Woodmancote, Glouc., with reservations, for 40 years, at 8 mks. rent.
Grant also of (1) the said manor and tithes which belonged to Romsey, and (2) the said lands in Woodmancote.
To hold (1) as one fortieth of a knight's fee at 13s. 4d. rent and (2) as one fortieth at 10s. 8d. Westm., 21 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. 24 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 11, m. 17.
50. Robt. Alyn. Lease of the fishery of the waters of Hadleigh Ree and Alesbury Hope alias Tylbery Hope, with the hawking there; late in tenure of John Shelton, and parcel of Hadleigh castle, Essex; for 21 years; at 10l. rent. Westm., 16 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 20.
51. Sir Thos. Wriothesley, Chief Secretary. Custody of the manor of Fryfolke with its park, warren, mill, &c., in Hants, which belonged to Ric. Andrews, dec., during the minority of Katharine, Constance and Ursula, daughters and co-heirs of the said Richard; with wardship and marriage of the said daughters. And where it is supposed that Katharine, widow of the said Richard, was enceinte at the time of his death, and may yet bear issue by him, the said Wriothesley is to have the wardship and marriage of such issue, Westm., 21 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 17.
52. Commission of the peace. Camb.Lord Chancellor Audeley, Treasurer Norfolk, President Suffolk, Russell lord Privy Seal, T. bp. of Ely, Sir Edw. Mountagu, Thos. Bromley, King's serjeant at law, Sir Ric. Crumwell, Sir Robt. Payton, Sir Mich. Fyssher, Sir Thos. Elyott, Sir Giles Alyngton, John Hynde, King's serjeant at law, Ph. Parys, Robt. Chester, John Gooderyke, John Sewster, Thos. Checheley, Hen. Gooderyke, Thos. Hutton, Thos. Brakyn, Wm. Everard, John Frvyle (sic), Ric. Bury, Simon Trewe, Thos. Rudston, Thos. Castell, Thos. Dunnold, Chr. Burgoyn and Wm. Coke. Westm., 24 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 5d.
53. John Denton, of Blackthorne, Oxon. Grant, in fee (in exchange for the manor of Foxcote, Bucks., and for 57l. 12s. 9d.), of the reversion and part of the rents reserved on the following leases :(a) By Joan Souche, late prioress, and the convent of Markiate, Beds., 26 May 22 Hen. VIII., to John Griffith, late servant of the late Lord Cardinal, of all their possessions in Burcester alias Burceter called "the Nonnes Place," except the moiety of wards, reliefs and profits, for 21 years at 10 mks. rent; (b) by Thos. Waterhouse, late rector, and the late college of Assheruge, 15 March 28 Hen. VIII., to Isabella Mawnde, of Chesterton, Oxon., widow, of a meadow called Stripwike in Ambresden, Oxon., for 30 years (rent not given, but appears in the granting clause as 10l. 17s., of which only 7s. are granted here).
Grant also of the said manor called le Nonnes Place in Bissiter King's End, Oxon., which belonged to Markyate priory, and the manor of Ambresden, which belonged to Assheruge college; also meadows called Helyatisham and Reffham in Blackthorne in Ambresden parish, a meadow called Stirpwike in Ambresden in tenure of Simon Mawnde and the advowson of the vicarage of Ambresden; all which belonged to Assheruge college.
To hold the premises which belonged to Markyate as one thirtieth of a knight's fee by rent of 13s. 6d. and those of Assheruge as one twentieth by rent of 34s. Westm., 16 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 14.
54. Hen. Byrde, one of the yeomen of the Chamber. Grant, in fee, of the reversion and rent reserved upon a Crown lease, 20 Feb. 17 Hen. VIII., to David Burton, one of the gentlemen of the King's Chapel, of land called Bankers and Magnum Hachefelde, Briggehouse land, and Magnum Wotty (in tenure of Wm. Grenerigge), in Lewisham and Lee, Kent, for 60 years at 50s. rent. As one fortieth of a knight's fee, rent free. Westm., 23 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 20.
55. Ph. Lentall. Annuity of 10l. out of a moiety of the manor of Hymnesworth, with appurtenances in Hymnesworth, Southkyrkbie, Upton, Coldhenley, Shafton, Northebusall (sic) and Southebusall (sic), Yorks., which belonged to Nich. Talbot, dec., during the minority of Anthony, s. and h. of the said Nicholas; with wardship and marriage of the said heir. Greenwich, 30 Sept. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 19.
56. John Jenyns, one of the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber. Annuity of 20l. to be assigned by the master of the Wards and Liveries in the manors of Bromly Bagotts, Blyfield, Newton, Littley Hay and Field and all lands in Bramley Bagotts, Blithbury, Heywood, Lye, Dunstall, Colton, Admaston, Kynston and Feeld, Staff., which belonged to Thos. Bagott, dec., during the minority of Ric. Bagot, s. and h. of the said Thomas; with wardship and marriage of the said heir. Westm., 22 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Oct. P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 16.
57. Thos. abp. of Canterbury. Licence to alienate the manor of Hele, Devon, which belonged to Bukland monastery, with all appurtenances in Hele in the parish of Towestoke, Devon, to John Wyndham. Westm., 28 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 4, m. 4.
58. Wm. Stafford and Mary his wife and Fras. Knollys and Katharine his wife. Pardon for the alienation without licence, by fine, levied, Trinity term 33 Hen. VIII., before Sir John Baldwin and his colleagues, justices of Common Pleas, between the said William and Mary, plts., and Francis and Katharine, defts., of 2 messuages, 700 acres of land, 50 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, 100 acres of furze and heath, common of pasture for 1,000 sheep and 59s. 2d. rent in Fulborne. Westm., 23 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 4.
59. John Cole. Lease of (1) the site and demesne lands of the manor of Kemmerton, Glouc., formerly in the occupation of Ric. Cogan; and (2) a cottage, garden and water-mill there, parcel of Warwicklands and Spencerslands; with reservations; for 21 years; at rents of 4l. and 26s. 8d. respectively and 6s. 8d. approved. Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 34 Henry VIII.S.B. (Signed by Daunce, Pollard and Moyle.) Pat. p. 7, m. 17.
60. Nich. Uppetun, esquire. Lease of the site of the late park of Stokenham, Devon, now disparked; with reservations; for 21 years; at 6l. a year of new arrentation. Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 34 Henry VIII.S.B. (Signed by Daunce, Pollard and Moyle.) Pat. p. 7, m. 17.
61. Chr. [Lit]cott, one of the King's pensioners. Lease of a fulling mill, with meadow and croft adjoining in Swallowfelde cum Shenfilde, Berks., parcel of the late Queen Jane's lands; with reservations; for 21 years; at 32s. 8d. rent and 3s. 4d. increase. Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 34 Henry VIII.S.B. (Signed by Daunce, Pollard and Moyle.) Pat. p. 3, m. 4.
62. John Blencowe. Warrant headed "Com. Northt," declaring that, as the office found upon the death of Thomas Blencowe proves that he died 22 May 34 Henry VIII., seised of lands in that county worth 17l. 16s. a year, and that John his son and heir is of full age, "you" may at once make out the livery of the same lands to the said John. 27 Oct. 34 Henry VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 34 Henry VIII.S.B. (Signed by Lord St. John, Hynde and Sewster.) In English.
63. John Soulemont, of the Isle of Jersey. Livery of lands as brother and heir of Thos. Soulemont, the King's French secretary, dec., without proof of age, in co. Devon and elsewhere. With profits from 10 Aug. 33 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 34 Henry VIII. S.B. (Signed by Lord St. John and Philip Parys. Injured.) Pat. p. 9, m. 18.
64. John Gate, a groom of the Privy Chamber. Wardship and marriage of William, s. and h. of John Barley, dec. Westm., 23 Oct. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 13.
65. Commission of gaol delivery.
Colchester gaol.Sir Humph. Wyngfeld, Sir John Raynesforth, Sir Wm. Pyrton, Sir John Seyntclere, Ant. Cooke. John Lucas, John Pylbarough, John Edmondes, Thos. Tey, John Blake, Thos. Josselyn, and Wm. Harrys. Westm., 28 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 13d.
66. Ric. Andrewes, of Hayles, Glouc. Licences to alienate :
(i.) A half virgate of land in Cotton under Gillesburgh, which belonged to St. John's of Jerusalem, and a messuage there which belonged to Sulby monastery, Ntht., both of which are in tenure of Wm. Janyway; to the said William and Robt. Janyway his son, in tail male to the said Robert, with remainder to Thos. Janyway, another son of the said William, in tail male, with remainder to the right heirs of the said William. Westm., 30 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 19.
(ii.) Northtoft manor, Ntht., which belonged to St. John's of Jerusalem, and the mansion and house in Gildesborugh in which Alex. Belcher dwells, and all appurtenances of the rectory of Gildesborugh lying in Northtoft, with the advowson of the vicarage of Gildesborugh and a virgate of land in tenure of Thos. Lucas, which belonged to Sulby monastery, Ntht. : to the said Alex. Belcher. Westm., 30 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 20.
67. Commission of the peace.
Bucks.Lord Chancellor Audeley, Treasurer Norfolk, President Suffolk, Russell lord Privy Seal, J. bp. of Lincoln, Wm. lord Grey of Wylton, And lord Wyndesore, John lord Mordaunt, Sir Edw. Mountagu, Sir John Baldewyn, Thos. Bromley, King's serjeant at law, Sir John Daunce, Sir Fras. Bryan, Sir Wm. Wyndesore, Sir Edm. Pekham, Sir Edw. Dunne, Sir Walter Stonour, Sir Robt. Dormer, Sir Ralph Varney, Sir Ant. Lee, Hen. Bradshawe, Thos. Gyfford, John Croke, Geo. Bulstrod, Robt. Drury, Robt. Pekham, Thos. Lowe, Ric. Greneway, Geo. Gyfford, Paul Darrell, Ant. Cave, John Babam, Wm. Wogan, Arth. Longvyle, Robt. Cheyney, John Bosse, John Goodwyn and Chr. Wescote. Westm., 31 Oct. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 6d.


  • 1. This sentence is in Henry VIII.'s hand.
  • 2. Melrose.
  • 3. Of Berwick. See No. 975.
  • 4. See No. 988.
  • 5. Down to this point the letter is printed in St. P. IX., p. 216 note.