Henry VIII: March 1543, 26-31

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 18 Part 1, January-July 1543. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1901.

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March 1543, 26-31

26 March.
Dasent's A. P. C., 102.
320. The Privy Council.
Note that on 25 March, being Easter Day, the Council sat not. Meeting at St. James's, 26 March. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor, Russell, Hertford, St. John, Winchester, Westminster, Gage, Browne, Wriothesley. No business recorded.
26 March.
R. O. St. P. IX., 337.
321. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
Wrote on the 18th. The Bishop of Rome, in Bononye, has appointed legate for Scotland Marco Grimani, a Venetian, patriarch of Aquileia, who was captain of the Bishop's galleys at Previsa, a man of small prudence. He departs in all haste, at the French king's instance, who wrote hotly for this and for money to aid the Scots; for "both princes" reckon themselves exterminated if Henry prevail in Scotland. All rejoice at the report here that Henry will turn his power against France, for the French king is odious for his practises with the Turk. In view of the coming out of Barbarossa and the coming of the Turk to Hungary, Venetians send 3,000 foot and 500 horse to guard Dalmatia and, on the 1st April, will appoint a captain general of their 60 galleys. The Imperials lately intercepted "letters of the duke of Ferrare that went to France," who is esteemed to be French. In Almain both parties stand stiff in their opinion, but the Emperor's coming will redress all, by his authority and the peril of the Turks. Men talk of 8,000 Swiches to be conducted to Italy by the Bishop, (fn. 1) who is openly reputed French. Venice, 26 March, 1543.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Sealed. Endd.
27 March.
Dasent's A. P. C., 102.
322. The Privy Council.
Meeting at St. James's, 27 March. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor, Russell, Hertford, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley. Business :—Letters written to Mr. Flammocke, captain of the Navy on the Narrow Seas, for transportation of Marillac, French ambassador, to Calais. Letter sent to Maltravers, deputy of Calais, to suffer Marillac to pass into his native country if Paget were arrived; otherwise to detain him.
27 March.
Add. MS. 32,650, f. 92. B. M. Sadler State Papers, I. 100. Hamilton Papers, No. 342. (Abstract).
323. The Privy Council to Sadler.
Considering his advertisements of his discourse with the Queen, the King thanks him for his diligence and dexterity; and judges her proceedings to be frank, and such as motherly love should persuade, but it is marvellous perplexity what to say of the rest, their deeds being so repugnant to what the Queen says and their fashion of removing the Cardinal (first denied, then doubted, and then granted by Sir George Douglas) so strange. The King requires Sadler to repair eftsoons to the Queen and, showing a desire to be a minister in the conveyance of her daughter, learn of her what lords of Scotland would be willing to assist in it. Afterwards he must use his dexterity to break the matter to those lords, alluring them with promises and rewards; and meanwhile advertising Sir George Douglas and others of that band that the King (as is true) makes such preparations on the Borders that "in case these promises, gentle handling and reasonable communication take not effect," he may use his princely power.
Draft in Gardiner's hand, pp. 3. Endd. : Mynute to Mr. Secr. Master Sadleyr, xxvijo Martii ao xxxiiijo.
27 March.
Add. MS. 32,650, f. 85. B. M. Sadler State Papers, I. 90.
324. Sadler to Henry VIII.
Took opportunity, since the arrival of Mr. Drummond, to speak to the Governor for the secretaryship (Drummond having already delivered Henry's letters to the Governor and Angus); who answered that he was right sorry, but had bestowed the office on Mr. Henry Balnaves, now sent in embassage to Henry, for life. Commended Drummond's qualities, but, as the office was gone before Drummond's arrival, did not press the matter. The Governor asked "How I liked the old Queen and the young Queen." Answered that he liked both well, and praised the young Princess as a goodly child "and like to live" (to hear what he would say, since the Queen Dowager and others said he was of a contrary opinion). He agreed, and asked how Sadler found the Queen inclined to the marriage. Replied that he had no commission to feel her mind in that—only to make the King's commendations—but thought she could be well enough content with the marriage. The Governor said that if she sought the world she could not find so meet and honorable a marriage; but, being a Frenchwoman, she could not be best inclined towards England. Here Sadler reminded him that he had to do with a wise and experienced prince. He had sent ambassadors to conclude the marriage and the peace, but, unless they were instructed to conclude the things which depended upon those two points, so as to prove an intention to perform the marriage and establish a peace, Henry would facilely decipher their intent and might be justly irritated. The Governor answered that he did nothing alone, the ambassadors were commissioned by the Three Estates in Parliament to conclude these two points, which he had set forth maugre the wills of divers who favoured neither God's word nor the King and were wholly addict to France, and yet he might have had a contract betwixt the young Queen and his own son established by this Parliament without contradiction. He hoped that Henry would be friendly to him, for he had had "mickle cumber among the kirkmen" for his (Henry's) sake. Sadler again pressed him to offer the marriage earnestly, as the offer of a bare contract was not sufficient. The Governor said that, when the ambassadors were with the King, if other things were demanded than they could conclude, they would refer hither for instructions; he expected to hear from the ambassadors within twenty days, and then they would soon be at a good point. Then he asked how the King did with France; and Sadler replied well, as far as he knew, and an ambassador (fn. 2) was newly come from the French king. The Governor said he cared not what we did with France; he was noted in France for a good Englishman and since his King died had never sent word thither. On Sadler's showing that, for a perfect peace, they must annul their leagues with France, the Governor said they must advise well before breaking the leagues, but he was no good Frenchman and would agree to all the King required, with the advice of the Estates; as long as the Cardinal remained in hold they would have little ado with France. Sadler said it was common saying that the Cardinal should have his liberty, and was already at large in his own house. The Governor assured him that the Cardinal was in as sure prison as ever, and was removed thither in order to get possession of the castle, and should remain prisoner; for if the Cardinal had his purpose he (the Governor) would go to the fire as a heretic. Sadler suggested Dumbar or Temptallon, but the Governor said the Cardinal was well enough where he was; and told Sadler what a number of noblemen and gentlemen the late King had written in a roll as heretics, of whom he (the Governor) stood first, and there were the earls of Cassills, Glencairn, Marishall and others to the number of eighteen score. He would now set forth the glory of God, with the King's help. "Allowed" his intent, and animated him to it. He said that for these five years he never took the Bishop of Rome to be more than a bishop, "and that a very evil bishop," and he seems well content that this realm should leave the obedience of Rome, but he lacks ministers for that purpose, and Sadler cannot see how the kirkmen will be ruled for him, who will do what they can to hinder these two realms from agreeing.
After speaking with the Governor, took Angus apart and entered with him as prescribed in the Council's letters of the 20th; asking how he could make the establishing of the Governor and the promises stand together. He was perplexed and could only answer that they would work through him, for if the King would accept the contract they would bring the child to his hands; and then the King must, for her, see the realm governed as he thought expedient. And Angus discoursed to like effect as Sadler wrote on the 20th. Thinks he does not dissemble, but either lacked power to compass his promise or was advised by his brother to stay, that the King's purposes "might be wrought in time without rigour." He thought the Governor earnestly minded the marriage, and, as to the second person of the Realm having custody of the child, Parliament ordained that eight noblemen and gentlemen should have her tuition, "whereof two should ever be with her, and the Governor should take no care thereof."
Communed then with Sir George Douglas, who said that they who made the promises could not perform them. Sadler said he thought that the King would stick to have the child delivered; and Douglas answered that, if the King stuck upon that or any other point, he expected to be sent, and would gladly go if the message was acceptable, but otherwise not, for (said he) "I will not go to my master with an unpleasant message."
Returned from Court to his lodging and there spoke with Cassils and Somervaile, who said that their promises extended no further than to do their uttermost, which they had done, and they knew not of the establishment of the Governor till it was proponed in Parliament, when to have opposed it would have availed nothing but to make themselves suspected. They thought that the Governor undoubtedly minded the marriage, and they themselves had urged the delivery of the child, saying that without it the King would never conclude the contract nor yet the peace. Cassils had said plainly "that if they stick to deliver her to his Majesty, we must fight in the quarrel with those that we love well"; and he told Sadler that many noblemen here stuck at it who, if they knew the King as his party did, would never oppose him. His party would meet here at such time as they thought to hear from the ambassadors, and would then do what they could to fulfil their promise. Thinks both Cassils and Somervaile plain and true gentlemen. The latter, at leaving, told Sadler, in his ear, that if the King stood to his purpose he should obtain it, for they could not maintain the war.
No more of the lords with whom he should communicate are here. Glencairn is gone home 60 miles hence; and Maxwell and Flemyng have not been here since he came, and dwell, respectively, 50 and 40 miles hence. Showed Angus and Douglas what the sheriff of Air said of Lennox's coming, whom, they say, they will withstand, and wish met by Henry's ships at sea. Has communed with Huntley and Murray (Argyle has not been here) and finds them inclined for the marriage and peace, saying that a contract would be offered, and thereby an easy and acceptable conquest of the realm made. When Sadler urged them to see that the marriage was so offered as to show that it was earnestly meant, they answered that no reasonable conditions would be refused; but it did not appear that they would hastily condescend to the delivery of the child. The marriage once agreed upon, they will not stick for their leagues with France. Found Huntley, "who is a jolly young man, and of a right good wit, far more frank than the earl of Murray, for he is a great beadsman and noted here to be a good Papist, wholly given to the old ceremonies and traditions of Rome." Huntley said that, those things being once established, he would himself serve against France, and hoped to see Henry before Christmas. Communed also with the earl Marishal, "who is a goodly young gentleman, well given to your Majesty," but finds him unwilling to have the child delivered until of lawful age. They all think that, if she be once delivered, Henry will dispose of this realm howsoever the game shall go; and they seem bent to maintain its liberty until, by the marriage, God shall unite both realms. The earl Marishal said that he and Cassils had given hands to go together in Henry's service against France. Edinburgh, 27 March.
Pp. 11. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
*** An abstract of the above, noting misreadings and omissions in the Sadler State Papers, is given in Hamilton Papers, No. 341.
27 March.
R. O. St. P., V. 271.
325. Sadler to [Lisle?] (fn. 3)
Thanks for your Lordship's letters of 23 March. No news but that in my letter to the King, which my lord of Suffolk, by his commission, may open and make you partaker of. I have travailed to decipher the inclinations of these men; but matters are so perplexed that I know not what to judge. They had liever suffer extremity than be subject to England, for they will have their realm free and their own laws and customs. The kirkmen labour to empeche the unity of the two realms, but the temporalty all desire the marriage and to join with us, in which case they will abandon France and in time (it may be) "fall to th'obedience and devotion of the King's Majesty, whereupon th'earl of Anguyshe and his brother, with th'other lords prisoners, do make a perfect foundation." I cannot judge the sequel, but wish things may succeed to the King's expectation. Edenburgh, 27 March, midnight.
Hol., p. 1. Fly leaf with address gone.
27 March.
Royal MS. 18 B VI. 58 b. B. M.
326. Christian, King of Denmark to the Regent of Scotland.
A letter, too much faded to be read, which commences by mentioning "Robertus Botvile (?)" and seems to refer to a restitution of goods. Ex arce regia nostra . . . . . . vicesima septima die Marcii anno m vc xliij.
Lat. Copy, pp. 2. Address copied : Inclitis et generosis viris D'no Jacobo com[iti Arranie], d'no Hammiltoun, gubernatori regni Sc[ocie et] aliis ejusdem regni consiliariis nobis sync . . . . .
28 March.
R. O.
327. The Earl of Surrey.
Interrogatories [for Millicent Arundell].
"Who useth to lodge in her house? How often A.B.C. hath lodged there within this half year?" What diet they kept, what pastime they used after supper, whether they had stone bows, whether they went out late in the evening and returned the same night, where and why they went and what she has heard of it, whether she has been charged to say nothing of this matter or has commanded anyone to say nothing, and who have been messengers between her and A.B.C.?
In Wriothesley's hand, pp. 2. List of names pasted on, viz. : The Mayor, Recorder, Sir Martin Bowes, Mr. Wilford, the Town Clerk, the Sword Bearer.
R. O. 2. Examination of Milsent Arundel, 28 March ao 34to.
My lord of Surrey, Sir John Clere, Thos. Clere, Surrey's servant, young Pekering, Hussey treasurer to my lord of Norfolk, Davy Semer, and she have eaten flesh in her house last lenten season (in margin "Item, Thomas Wyndam). Her husband and young Wiat, Clere and Pikering have also eaten flesh on Fridays and fast days; but her husband only ate it in Lent. About Candlemas last my lord of Surrey, Thos. Clere, young Wiat, Shelley my lord of Surrey's servant, and young Pickering, with their servants, went out of her house at 9 p.m., with four stone bows, and tarried forth till after midnight. Next day was great clamour of the breaking of glass windows, both of houses and churches, and shooting of men in the streets, and the voice was that those hurts were done by my Lord and his company; so she commanded her household to say nothing of the going out, and when her neighbours asked her she denied it. She heard Surrey, "the night after, when Mr. Blage rebuked him for it, say that he had liever than all the good in the world it were undone, for he was sure it should come before the King and his Council; but we shall have a madding time in our youth, and therefore I am very sorry for it." [Has heard "that Birche had most harm with these stone bows, also Sir Richard Gressam's windows"] (fn. 4) "That night or the night before they used the same, rowing on the Thamys, and Thomas Clere told her how they shot at the queenes at the Bank." Signed by Sir Ant. Browne and Wriothesley.
P. 1. In Wriothesley's hand.
28 March.
Dasent's A. P. C., 103.
328. The Privy Council.
Meeting at St. James's, 28 March. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor, Russell, Hertford, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley. Business :—Passport refused to Claude Dee, Frenchman, until certain Englishmen stayed at Boulleyne should be despatched.
28 March.
R. O.
329. The French.
Letters of reprisal against the French granted to Robert Borrough. 28 March 34 Hen. VIII. [See Grants in March, No. 58.] Modern copy certified by Jo. Claydon. Large paper, pp. 3.
29 March.
Dasent's A. P. C., 103.
330. The Privy Council.
Meeting at St. James's, 29 March. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor, Russell, Hertford, Winchester, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley. No business recorded.
29 March.
R. O. [Spanish Calendar, VI. ii., No. 121.]
331. The Queen of Hungary to Chapuys.
Wrote on the 24th ult. how they stood with the duke of Cleves, who could not be induced by the commissioners of the Electors upon the Rhine and the Landgrave to make a friendly appointment, but, trusting in the alliance of France, continues to do his worst against her countries. The town of Haynsberge, which she holds in Julliers, being in want of victuals, she sent the Duke of Arschot with 2,500 horse and 10,000 foot, of whom 4,000 were High Almains, to revictual it; and he entered Julliers on the 20th inst. and on the 21st and 22nd revictualled Heynsberge, and on the 24th camped before Zittart, where the enemy, numbering 3,000 horse and 10,000 foot, offered battle. The horsemen on both sides met and after a struggle ours put the enemy to flight, but our footmen would not fight, and abandoned the artillery, so that when our horsemen returned from the chase they found both the enemy's artillery and ours abandoned and the horses taken. As they could not bring it away (nor encamp for want of footmen) the artillery is lost. Two bills herewith show what happened and what the enemy has lost. We lost, of men of quality, only the Sieur de Lintre, of Brabant, and the Sieur de Rougy, of Hainault, and about 100 horsemen. The Count of Hoochstrate is slightly wounded and the Sieur de Ysche dangerously. The enemies say that they lost 1,500 horsemen, including the personages named in the bill, and we have 200 prisoners, mostly men of quality. This is to be shown to the King of England. Our horsemen fought most valiantly.
The Courtmaster of the English merchants newly come hither has brought her letters of credence from the King and complained of the customers of Zuelande and Brabant. Gave an answer which satisfied him; but, in addition, he required that English merchants might be exempt from the impost of the centisme, in pursuance of the intercourse. Answered that she has advertised the King of the impost and hopes that, for reasons given, he will not object to his merchants paying, as it is only temporary. He made no reply but will probably make suit to the King to write for their exemption, which would necessitate cancelling the impost. As she has decided not to exempt them from the said impost, Chapuys must persuade the King and Council not to object to its payment.
Is continually advertised that in France peace is published between the English and French, who have released all Englishmen arrested and restored their goods. The English must know of this. Requires him to send word what he hears of it, together with all other occurrents, as he did in his letters of the 17th.
French, pp. 4. Modern transcript of a Vienna MS., headed : "A l'ambassadeur en Engleterre, du xxixe de Mars 1543 apres Pasques."
29 March.
R. O.
332. Consuls and Senators of Hamburg to Henry VIII.
The rumor, signified in his letters received yesterday, that the king of the Danes has prepared a fleet to assist the Scots, is utterly false, as time will show. The truce between the Emperor's countries and the king of the Danes being now ended, he is said to be preparing a fleet and men for his defence. As ships of Hamburg were detained in the Emperor's countries, the writers also enrolled some, but, their property being restored, they have dismissed them. Have no evidence that the king of the Danes is preparing to assist the Scots, and for themselves they protest at some length that they will not assist, in the least thing, any enemies of England, much less the Scots, with whom they have no commerce. 29 March, 1543. Subscribed : Consules Senatoresque Civitatis Hamburgensis.
Latin, pp. 3. Add. Endd.
30 March.
Dasent's A. P. C., 103.
333. The Privy Council.
Meeting at St. James's, 30 March. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor, Russell, Hertford, Winchester, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley. Business :—John Butlar, servant to lord William, "for certain gold suspiciously sold to a goldsmith," committed to the Fleet.
30 March.
Add. MS. 32,650, f. 94. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 343. Sadler State Papers, I. 101.
334. Henry VIII. to Sadler.
Conferring Sadler's last letters (which the Council have answered) with the state of affairs in Scotland and the proceedings of the Scottishmen who are bound to him by promise, finds that they only seek, with his authority and money, to benefit themselves; so that if he suffers them thus to win time, the opportunity should pass of uniting these realms, to God's honour and the benefit of both. Sadler shall declare to Anguishe and Glencarn, and to Maxwell and Douglas, that he is commanded to signify to them that the King finds in them and all the rest a great difference between words and deeds, and that they only seek their own profit; and unless it be shortly redubbed with deeds, not words, the King will no longer be deceived into nourishing a party against himself, but follow his enterprise. Sadler shall remind them :—(1) That where they promised to send advertisements of all their proceedings, and advice for the advancement of the King's enterprise, they sent none until now that, by the Admiral and by Sadler, they were pricked to it. (2) That where they promised to work nothing without the King's advice (and the King, esteeming them good servants, advised them in sundry things), they have never reported proceedings in time to receive advice, but only let the King know what they have done, apparently to "make fair weather" with him. For instance they never let him know what they laid against the Cardinal; who, although the Governor and some of them have said precisely that he should never be delivered, is now at home and at liberty : "and how George Duglas hath handled that matter, himself best knoweth." (3). Most of all, the King marvels that their Parliament seems to have provided that the King shall not have his purpose, establishing as Governor and second person of the realm one whom some of them reputed so unmeet for the government. And Sadler shall advise them, as men whom the King would be loth to lose, to weigh these matters and procure that the ambassadors may be forthwith instructed to the purpose, for the King will not put off longer. And he may say that, although none of them have proceeded frankly, the King knows of the conspiracy of Argile, Huntley, Murrey, Bothwel and divers bishops for the delivery of the Cardinal, by force if necessary, and the destruction of the Governor, Anguishe and some others, which is yet meant, though Huntley pretends a marriage alliance with the Governor in order to insinuate himself into their counsels; which matter is of no small importance, and not to be lightly disclosed but secretly prevented. Sadler shall remind them how much they owe to the King for this warning. If they ask advice Sadler shall say that he can promise nothing, but fancies (1) that the first thing the King would wish is that they would be more frank and advertise things in time for his advice upon them; "for you know we do naturally hate all compass and dissimulation." (2) That the ambassadors may agree that the child be delivered, or else pledges given and order taken for her custody by personages both English and Scottish. (3) That the ambassadors may be empowered to abandon their alliance with France and bind them to serve the King, for his money, "against all princes and states of the world." This, Sadler may say, is his own advice, but sure he is that, like as the King will no longer be abused with words, so he is of such benign nature that he can sometimes satisfy himself with less than reason would when he sees truth and plainness.
Draft, corrected by Wriothesley, pp. 24. Endd. : Mynute to Mr. Secr. Master Sadleyr, xxxo Martii ao xxxiiijo.
30 March.
R. O. [Spanish Calendar, VI. ii., No. 122.]
335. Granvelle to Chapuys.
Since writing on the 12th inst. has received Chapuys's of the 10th, with the copy of those to the Queen, which he sends to the Emperor, to declare the King's sincere amity, which shall be reciprocated. Much desires to see the King, and declare the Emperor's wish that their affairs and those of their successors should always be one, but could not now take the step without neglecting things here which are for the common good of both Princes, and are in good train, as our master will find at his coming. Besides, he could only certify the above and the contents of his last letters to Chapuys; and he is not without hope of seeing a meeting of their two Majesties, and the Queen can fully explain all that concerns mutual intelligence and the affair against the common enemy, in which time must not be lost, for, as the King has before said, wisely, like all his sayings, Judas non dormit, and it is true as gospel that he has demanded aid of the Pope against the King of England to sustain his faction in Scotland, on the ground that violence has been done to the Cardinal of Scotland in favour of the king of England. It is therefore best to make war on the enemy in his own house, and prevent his running elsewhere. His subjects continue rebellious, those of Rochelle having re-commenced and many others being in tumult, and Granvelle can certify that hereabouts he is abominated like Judas himself. For God's sake let no time be lost, when all influences, celestial and terrestial, are against the common enemy, who has no hope but in the Turk, whom he procures more ardently than ever, both by sea and land "qu'est comme mis au sens reprouvé, et quil doit tomber in profundo malorum et lors je pourrez dire Nunc dimittis."
The Pope is eager to persuade the Emperor to peace in favour of the French king, who is gentle and courteous with a view to escape this flower of the season in temporising and to run the war elsewhere; but the Emperor has again expressly written to me that he will not sojourn in Italy, and if he has an interview with the Pope it will be without going out of his way or speaking of anything but assistance against the Turk, and remitting that again to his ambassador.
Chapuys may advertise the King of the above and give Granvelle's recommendations to the gentlemen who have spoken in his honor. Will write as often as he can, and knows that the Queen will continually send him all news. Repeats that time must not be lost. Nuremberg, 30 March, 1543.
Will commend Chapuys's private affair to the Emperor as if it were his own son's.
2. Bill enclosed in the above.
This letter is made to be shown if Chapuys thinks fit. All that is possible must be done to exasperate (aygrir) the King to war against France, and the Queen must be advertised as often as possible. If Chapuys thinks that Granvelle can do anything he will do his best.
French, pp. 3. Modern transcript from Vienna.
30 March.
Brady, Ep. Succ., I. 33.
336. Friar Peto.
Note that at Bologna, 30 March, 1543, referente Card. S. Crucis, the Pope provided to the see of Salisbury, void by death of Card. Contareni, Friar Wm. Peto, Observant.
31 March.
Dasent's A. P. C., 103.
337. The Privy Council.
Meeting at St. James's, 31 March. Present : Canterbury, Chancellor, Privy Seal, Hertford, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Dacres. Business :—The mayor, recorder and certain aldermen reported misdemeanors in the City touching eating of flesh in Lent, breaking windows in the night, and the "licentiows manner off playours."
31 March.
Add. MS. 32,650, f. 107. B. M. Sadler State Papers, I. 104.
338. Sadler to the Council.
On Thursday night received their letters of the 25th (fn. 5) showing that the King would have the Cardinal's removing from Blackness to St. Andrews empeached, which letters (they will have since learnt) came too late. Sent, however, for Sir George Douglas and discoursed with him as prescribed in the Council's letters, adding that, he heard, the Cardinal was at liberty (indeed all this town bruited it, and a chaplain of the Cardinal's prayed the priest who keeps Sadler's house to present the Cardinal's commendations and say that, now he had obtained his liberty, he would be glad to welcome Sadler and give the King his lawful service) and marvelled at it, considering how largely the Governor had spoken. Sir George, "seeming to be in a great heat," said the Governor was the most wavering person in the world, and Huntley, "who is the falsest and wiliest young man in the world," had gained such credit as to persuade the Governor to send the Queen and Princess to Stirling and give the Cardinal more liberty now in his own house than he had at Blackness, with leave to go abroad to the church, &c., meaning ultimately to set him clearly at liberty, to work the Governor's overthrow; but he (Sir George) had changed the purpose and quarrelled with Huntley. Here he chafed much at Huntley's wiliness and subtilty, and warned Sadler against him. Told Sir George how the King would have him advised to look well that he was not lifted out of favour; for which he gave humble thanks. He said the Cardinal was prisoner in his own house; letters were ready to be signed by the Governor for his enlargement, as aforesaid, which he (Sir George) tore up, and, carrying one of the pieces in his hand, went to the Governor and reminded him how he had spoken to Sadler touching the Cardinal's custody; and so changed his purpose. He would now go to the Governor and tell him what the King had written; but thought best to say nothing of conveying the Cardinal to England, as the Governor was so suspicious. Could not persuade Sir George to make such a motion, but will himself essay the Governor in it. Sir George said he had stayed the purposed removing of the Dowager and young Queen to Stirling. Having received the enclosed letter from the Dowager, with credence that, for matter which she would not write, she desired Sadler to come to Linlithgow and, if possible, not bring such persons as accompanied him the last time, who were lord Methven, lord Ochiltrie, Sir George Douglas and James Stewart. Sadler required Sir George to tell the Governor that he would eftsoons go to the Dowager for a small matter which he forgot at his last being with her. Sir George said it was like enough that the Governor would conceive some suspicion, but he would move the matter and bring the answer.
At night Sir George brought word that if the Governor had known the King's pleasure in time the Cardinal had not been removed, but he was surely kept, and lord Seton bound for him; and the laird of Grange, treasurer here, should go this day to take order for his custody, and hereafter he might be removed to Dumbar or Temptallon. As for Sadler's going to the Queen Dowager; Huntley and Sir George were appointed to go this day to her in order that Huntley, who had obtained that she and her daughter should remove to Stirling, might declare the reason of the stay of the same, and Sir George hear that he did his message justly, and at their return Sadler should know the day she appointed for his coming. Sir George said that Huntley and he were made friends again; and that the noblemen here hoped for some business between England and France, as a means to cause the King to agree with them upon easier conditions, and therefore Sir George advised that the King should keep in with France until he concluded with these men. Finally, Sir George said the Governor was sorry that Sadler had no better cheer (which was to be ascribed to business) and desired him to dine with him to-morrow. Edinburgh, Saturday, "the last of March." Signed.
Pp. 6. Add. Endd. : "primo (sic) Marcii, ao xxxiiijo.
*** An abstract of the above, noting misreadings and omissions in the Sadler State Papers, is given in Hamilton Papers, No. 344.
31 March.
Galba B. x. 134, B. M. Rymer, XIV., 778.
339. Charles V. and Henry VIII.
Ratification by Charles V. of the treaty of 11 Feb. (No. 144) : made at the request of Edm. bp. of London, ambassador of Henry VIII., who is empowered to take it by commission (recited) dated Westm., 15 Feb. 1542. Dat. in Molendino Regio, 31 March 1543, anno imp. 23o regnorum nostrorum 28o.
Copy. Lat., pp. 4.
Cal. of Cecil MSS. Pt. I., 93. 2. Another copy.
Copy. Latin. 13¼ pp.
B. M. 3. Modern copies of the preceding in MSS. Harl 296, f. 138, Lansdowne 154 f. 209d. and 4623 f. 14.
R. O. 4. Draft of the preceding in cipher, including date at the end :—"Dat. in Molendino Regio die ultima Martii, anno, &c."
Cipher, pp. 4, with modern decipher attached. Headed (in cipher) : The copye of the ratification as it is agreed upon to be writen in parchment. Add. in Bonner's hand : To the King's most excellent Majesty, my most gracious sovereign lord. Endd. : The copy of the ratification in cipher.
31 March.
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340. Monsignor Verallo to —
The duke of Cleves presses the Empire to treat between him and the Emperor; but His Majesty and Granvelle refuse this, unless he first restore Gueldres and Zutphen to the Emperor, and they have sent the enclosed writing to the Empire as final. The Duke has 8,000 foot and 3,000 horse, and means to defend himself, being sure that he can hold Gueldres, and recover Cleves even if lost.
It is reported that the King of England has made a league with the Emperor, and revoked his ambassador from France and detained the French ambassador who was with him. He demands (1) that France will pay him all his pensions amounting to 800,000 scudi, (2) will not meddle in aiding Scotland, and (3) will cease to incite the Turk against Christians, because as a Christian king he cannot tolerate it. [It is said] that he has sent the Queen 100,000 ducats to make 4,000 Flemish horse, and intends also to levy 12,000 Almains.
Italian. Modern extract(?) from a Vatican MS., pp. 2. Headed : Di Monsigr. Verallo, del giorno ultimo di Marzo 1543.

Vitell. B. XXI. 118. B. M.
341. The Duke of Gueldres.
Petition of the ambassadors of William Duke of Gueldres to the [Diet at Nuremberg] (fn. 6) stating his right to the dukedom.
English translation, pp. 6. Mutilated. With marginal notes by Lord Burleigh.
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342. The War with Scotland.
Letters missive commanding the person addressed (since manifold injuries done by the Scots have enforced the King to enter into open war with them, which he intends, unless the nobles of Scotland conform to reason, to prosecute in such sort as may be to his honor and the common wealth, and therefore will have special musters taken of all his people) to muster all able men, both the King's tenants under his stewardship (if he have any) and his own, and to certify the Council attendant upon the King how many "be furnished with horses able t'occupy a spear or a javelin, how many be archers, how many be bill men, and how many principal men may be picked out of the whole number." He shall put all ready at an hour's warning; but meddle not with any mariners, who are reserved for the King's furniture by sea. Palace of Westminster,— (blank) March, 34 Hen. VIII.
Letters missive signed with a stamp. Headed : By the King.
R. O. 2. Three other copies.
P. 1, each.

Balcarres MS. IV. 138. Adv. Libr. Edin.
343. —to the Queen [Dowager of Scotland].
[Doubts] if her Grace can read his handwriting. She ought to have very secret intelligence of her enemies' intentions; "for and [your Grace] war in Frans, quhat can ze say of Scottes men bot that thay ar fals and grede." It were necessary to have knowledge of the earl of Huntley and Bodwell what they offer to England at this time. Will show her one part of their offers, so far as he knows them. "The rast I rafer to I speke with zour Grace." Begs her destroy this and all the writings he intends to send, otherwise he can do her no good. Not signed.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the Quhenis Grace. Endd.

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344. France.
"Les articles cy apres ont este extraictz des ordonnances de France faictes touchant la marine en l' an mil cinq centz quarante troys."
Article xlij.—In view of the discouragement of his subjects by the fraudulent claims of his allies to prizes taken upon the sea, [Francis] ordains that henceforth, if ships of his subjects or allies having goods or men of his enemies on board, or enemies' ships carrying goods of his subjects or allies, be taken, the whole shall be declared good prize. His allies may in their own ships carry their own goods where they like, except that munitions of war being carried to the enemies will be arrested and paid for.
Article xliij.—To prevent fraud, his subjects, immediately upon boarding a prize, shall take possession of the charter party and other papers; and if there be no charter party, or the shipmen have cast it into the sea, the ship shall be good prize.
French, pp. 3.

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345. Wallop to the Council.
Wrote last that I had sent spies to the Camp and elsewhere. One has returned from Ameas whom I sent on hearing the bruit of the Dolphyn and Mons. d' Orleans coming down. He heard that the Dolphyn shall be by mid-May at the Camp now in Mons. de Vauvon's charge, which shall meanwhile keep together on the frontiers of Artois and be joined by 4,000 lanceknights and 4,000 footmen of Champanya. At Brey a bridge is made for their passage. They intend war only upon the Burgonyans and marvel that the King does not aid the Emperor. A new order is taken in France that the "fey nobles" who used to serve 3 months on the frontiers with horsemen shall serve 6 weeks longer with foot. An ambassador has gone from Flanders to the French King and a great personage has said he would jeopard his head that there should be peace before the end of May.
I am bound to relate to the King what I hear, and somewhat it savours of my late letter of the sayings of the Master of the French King's munitions at dinner with the Captain of Arde, "which was at his coming from the Court, said there was a communication of appointment to be betwixt the French King and the Emperor, and of such purpose the Great Master showed unto me at my being with him, which should have been practised by one Mushone or Shey, of the French Court." Signed.
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346. Grants in March 1543.
1. John Trenans or Trenance. To be receiver of all issues of the King's parks of Restormell, Boconnoke, Leskerde, Carribulloke, Lanteglos and Hellisberie, Cornw., Stokinham, Okington, Dartenton, Chimlie and Chibenholte, Devon, now disparked; with 6l. 13s. 4d. fee. Westm., 24 Feb. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 1.
2. Denizations :—Benedict Brume, serjeant of the Trumpets, a native of Pavia in the Emperor's dominions. Hampton Court, 11 June 34 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 1 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 37. In English.
Peter Restam, one of the King's trumpeters, a native of Bolonia in the Emperor's dominions. Date and delivery as above.—P.S.
3. Sir John Williams and Ant. Stringar. Licence to alienate the manor of Temple Elyhand (sic), Surr., which belonged to the priory of St. John of Jerusalem, to Wm. Cowper son of Wm. Cowper. Westm., 1 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII, p. 8, m. 6.
4. Sir Richard Bulkeley. Lease (by advice of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle, general surveyors) of the town of Tremeybeon Menricke with its appurtenances in the commote of Llevan, in co. Anglesea; with reservations; for 21 years from Mich. next, at 7l. 3s. 6d. rent and 3s. 2d. increase, payable at the King's Exchequer of "Caerne" (Caernarvon?). A lease of the above was formerly made by patent dated Caern., 20 Dec. 21 Hen. VIII. (by advice of Daunce and John Hales, dec.,) to Wm. Lloid ap Hoell ap Gruff., at 6l. 10s. 2d. rent and 13s. 4d. increase, and the said William, 23 Dec. 21 Hen. VIII., sold his estate in the same to the said Sir Ric. Bukeley, who has now surrendered that lease to be cancelled. Westm., 1 March 34 Hen. VIII.—P.S. No date of delivery.
5. Sir Wm. Poulet lord St. John, master of the Wards and Liveries. Custody of the manors of Westbury, Rode, Babcary, Pyrry, Prestley, Ramsham, Chilfrom, Maperton and Durston, and the reversion of the manors of Stowell, Cudderston, Stonystraton, Martyn and Penalym and their appurtenances, in cos. Soms., Dors., Devon and Cornw., which belonged to John Stowell, dec., and are in the King's hands by the minority of John Stowell, kinsman and next heir of the said John Stowell, dec., viz. s. and h. of Richard, s. and h. of the said John Stowell, sen.; with wardship and marriage of the heir. Hampton Court, 5 Dec. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 15.
6. John Stoner, one of the serjeants at arms. To be bailiff of the hundreds of Onger and Harlowe, Essex, and "wardestaffe" of the same. Westm., 10 Feb. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 2.
7. Anthony Guidotti, merchant stranger, alias Florentine merchant, alias merchant of Florence, alias merchant of Southampton, alias merchant denizen, alias merchant and burgher of Southampton. Protection from arrest or molestation for debt for one year from the expiration of a similar protection granted to him 13 March 33 Hen. VIII. Westm., 27 Feb. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 3.
8. Bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield. Mandate to the archbishop of Canterbury to proceed to the consecration of Richard late bishop of Chichester as bishop, vice Roland late bishop, dec., the said Richard having been elected by the president and chapter in the absence of the dean. Westm., 1 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 4. Rymer, XIV. 767.
9. Wm. Tyrrell, late of London, gentleman. Pardon of all treasons by him committed, of which he is or shall be attainted; the fact being that he stands indicted of divers high treasons committed from 10 July 28 Hen. VIII. to 20 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII., daily, at Malta beyond sea, also 4 Aug. 28 Hen. VIII., 12 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII. (and at other times during the last three years) and 19 Jan. 30 Hen. VIII. at Malta, of all which treasons the said William, Tuesday next after the three weeks of Holy Trinity 33 Hen. VIII., was attainted at Westminster. Westm., 3 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 5.
10. Sir Ant. Wyngfeld, K.G. To have the custody of Thos. Filpote, son and heir of Sir Peter Fylpote, dec., a wandering lunatic who, however, enjoys lucid intervals, and of his lands, to the value of 200 mks. a year, to be assigned by the Master of the Wards. Westm., 4 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 8.
11. Sir John Baker, chancellor of the Court of First Fruits and Tenths, and Elizabeth his wife. Grant (for 300l.) of the reversion of a life grant, 10 July 30 Hen. VIII., to Sir Edw. Ryngeley, of the manors of Estkyngesnoyth, Westkyngesnoyth and Wachenden, Kent, which belonged to Battle monastery, Suss., with appurtenances in these places and in Byddynden, Plukley and Betersden, with full rights as enjoyed by John Hamond, late abbot of Battle; which premises are in the several tenures of John Chalcroft, John Tooke, Wm. Bone, Thos. Stace, Steph. Rogers and John Barrowe.
Also grant of all the premises and their appurtenances in the places named and in Aldrindon and Joherige (or Jeherige), Kent. Annual value 37l. 8s. 9d. To hold in fee simple as one twentieth of a knight's fee, paying, after the death of the said Sir Edward, 3l. 15s. rent. Subscribed by Sir Ric. Riche and Sir Edw. North. Del. Westm. [7 March].—S.B. (injured). Pat. p. 7, m. 8.
12. Nicholas Bagnall or Bagnolde or Bagenholde late of Wolston, Warw., alias of Warwick, alias of Stafford alias of Langforde, Derb., yeoman. General pardon of all murders and felonies by him committed. Westm., 2 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 8.
13. George Southcote. To be clerk of the peace and of the Crown in co. Devon, in reversion after his father, John Southcote, who now holds the office by patent of 17 Nov. 19 Hen. VIII. Westm., 1 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 11.
14. Sir Arthur Darcy. Licence to alienate a tenement called "le Stewe," a lead furnace called a "stewe leade," a leaden cistern and pipe from the Thames to the said house and the bucket and chain thereto belonging, in the parish of St. Michael at Gwenehithe, London (situation described), to John Hyllys. Westm., 7 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 8, m. 2.
15. Lewis ap Watkyn, one of the serjeants at arms. To be receiver and bailiff of the lordship of Care, in co. Pembroke, S. Wales, in the King's hands by the attainder of the Lady Dawbeney, countess of Bridgewater; with 4l. a year. Westm., 1 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 4. In English.
16. Commission of sewers. Glouc. Geo. Beyneham, Jas. Clyfford, John Gyes, John Trye, Arthur Porter, Walter Yeate, Ric. Barrowe, Thos. Throkmerton, Morys Welshe, Ric. Brayne, Thos. Thorp and Geo. Hutley, commissioners from Hungrod to the liberty of the city of Gloucester. Westm., 8 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 11, m. 9d.
17. John Mawde, King's servant. To be bow-bearer and collector of the "tachement money" in Gawtres forest, Yorks., with 4d. a day as bow-bearer and 40s. a year as collector, out of the issues of the lordship of Sheriffhutton. Westm., 5 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 4.
18. Sir Ralph Verney, the King's servant. To be (1) steward of the honor, lordship or manor of Berhamsted alias Berkhamsted, Herts, and (2) keeper of the park there and the deer therein and all windfallen woods and "browse"; with fees of (1) 5l. a year and (2) 2d. a day. The said Sir Ralph to have also the herbage and pannage of the said park, the warren of coneys and hares there and the little hunt both in the park and lordship at a rent of 13l. 6s. 8d. Westm., 5 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 5.
19. Wm. Popley. Licence to alienate three messuages, &c., in Cattanger, Soms., to Thos. Abyngton. Westm., 9 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 12, m. 7.
20. Town of Becoles, Suff. Grant to the inhabitants to be henceforth a body corporate. Also grant to the same of the marsh and pasture called Beccles Common and Beccles Fen, containing about 1,400 acres, which belonged to Bury St. Edmund's monastery; with reservation of waifs, strays, &c., and of sufficient sedges for the repair of the King's houses in Beccles. To hold for ever by fealty and rent of 13s. 4d. Also grant of a common seal and power of pleading by the name of "The Inhabitants of Beccles." Also establishment of a court before four of the inhabitants, called the Fenne Reeves, and before William Rede of Beccles, and after him before Thomas Rede his son and heir and the heirs male of the said William, or, in default, the right heirs male of the said William; which court shall be held twice a year, viz.; Monday after St. Peter's Day and Monday after St. Nicholas Day and shall be called the Fenne Court. Also establishment of the office of the four Fen reeves, the first four to be Thomas Rede aforesaid, John Thorne, Wm. Robards and Robt. Neue, who shall hold office until the Annunciation next; their successors to be elected annually by the householders of the town upon the Feast of Annunciation. Also authority to Sir Richard Riche chancellor of the Augmentations, the said William and Thomas Rede, or any two of them, or their successors in the event of their decease, to establish ordinances for the good rule of the said marsh within the space of 5 years next coming.
This grant is made in consideration of 120l. paid by the said William Rede; which he paid for a former grant, 22 March 31 Hen. VIII. of the foresaid Fen to himself to the use of himself and his heirs and the other inhabitants of Beccles, under certain constitutions to be established, by him or his heirs, within five years; which said former grant he has now surrendered to be cancelled. Westm., 8 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 10.
21. John Kychyn, of Hatfeld, Herts. Lease (by advice of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle, for a fine of 50l.) of numerous messuages, &c., specified (and tenants named) in Whalley and in Wiswold, Clitherwe, Penhulton, Harrowes Banckes, and Rede in Whalley parish, Lanc., and in Stanney, Stanney Magna, and Bakeforth, Chesh., which belonged to Whalley abbey; with reservations; for 21 years; at 50l. 13s. 5d. rent (items detailed). Westm. 5 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., [10] March.—P.S. (slightly injured). Pat. p. 2, m. 16.
22. John Kychyn of Hatfield, Herts. Lease (by advice of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle, general surveyors) of divers parcels of demesne lands in Whalley, Lanc., viz. :—Certain closes named, the herbage of Whalley park, the corn mill and tithe barn in Whalley, parcel of the manor of Whalley which came to the King by the attainder of John last abbot of Whalley; with reservations; for 21 years; at 20l. 13s. 4d. rent. A similar lease of the premises was granted, by patent 14 Feb. 29 Hen. VIII. to Sir Thos. Butteler, who has now surrendered the same in order that this might be made. Westm. 5 March 34 Hen. 8. Del. Westm., 10 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
23. Robt. Bocher, one of the grooms of the Privy Chamber. Grant of the field, with its appurtenances, called Erlesfelde in Grantham, Linc., late in the tenure of John lord Hussey, attained, and parcel of the lands of the late Queen Jane. Westm., 5 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 8.
24. Diego de Cayas, Spaniard, the King's servant. Annuity of 30l. Westm. 6 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 5.
25. Sir John Dudley. Enrolment of patent of 12 March 33 Hen. VIII. (See Vol. XVII. No. 220 (46).) Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 31.
26. Thos. de Valloys. Enrolment of patent of 12 March 33 Hen. VIII. (See Vol. XVII. No. 220 (47)). Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 3. m. 31.
27. Sir William Penyson. Lease (by advice of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle, general surveyors) of certain parcels of demesne lands of the manor or lordship of Reading, Berks., viz. :—(1) le Orte and two little meadows, (2) le Little Orte called le Orte Landes, (3) a meadow of 6 acres between the Great Meade and Shipton Grange, (4) a meadow called Brokenburgh, (5) the chapel at Caversham Bridge with a rood of meadow adjoining, (6) 7 acres of meadow in Estmede, (7) a messuage, in Bastilden, called Crookes, (8), the later vesture of 29 acres in Estmeade, (9) tithes of 16 acres adjoining in the King's meade in occupation of Rob. Stanshawe, (10) of 12 ac. in the same in occupation of the farmer of Caversham, (11) of 12 ac. in that of Ric. Thomyowe, (12) tithes of the fishery of Kennet in occupation of the same, and of the following fisheries :—(13) the fishery in Thames lately belonging to the office of cellarer, (14) fishery of the pool beneath the lock pertaining to the office of infirmarius, (15) fishery of Kennet above the town, (16) fishery called Granators Broke and (17) the fishery at Caversham Bridge—also (18) all tolls and profits of le Utter Courte in Reading called le Forbury in the time of St. James' Fair and Philip and James Fair, and (19) 20 qrs. of corn at 6s. 8d., 40 qrs. of barley at 3s. 4d. due annually from Robert Stanshawe, farmer of Batell; also (20) certain parcels of demesne land of the manor called le Beare i.e. closes called West, Middle and East Berefelde, Welfelde, 10 ac., Cowlease 6 ac. and 5 ac. of land in Langney Meade, late in occupation of Thomas Mountagewe. All which premises belonged to the late monastery of Reading and came to the King by attainder of Hugh the last abbot. With reservations; for 21 years; at 40l. 13s. 2d. rent, made up as follows :—(1) 5l. 10s., (2) 16s. 8d., (3) 20s., (4) 7s., (5) 3s. 4d., (6) 23s. 4d., (7) 106s. 8d., (8) 52s., (9) 4s., (10) 3s., (11) 3s., (12) 16d., (13) 40s., (14) 3s., (15) 40s., (16) 2s., (17) 2s., (18) 30s., (19) 13l. 6s. 8d., (20) 79s. 2d. Westm. 1 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 12.
28. John Thomson, clk., master of the Maison Dieu at Dover, Kent, and rector of Edberton, Suss. To be one of the King's chaplains and be non-resident upon his ecclesiastical benefices notwithstanding the Act of 21 Hen. VIII. Also pardon of all penalties he may have incurred hitherto under that Act. Hampton Court, 10 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 24.
29. Leonard Bekwith and Elizabeth his wife. Grant (for 505l. 12s. 8d.) of the reversion and rent reserved on the following Crown lease :—To Ralph Sadler of Hackney, Midd., 4 Feb. 32 Hen. VIII. of four water grain mills called Selby Mills in Selby, Yorks., which belonged to Selby monastery, for 21 years at 10l. rent.
Also grant (1) of the said mills, with all water courses and the fishery and fishing of the same, and all suit of multure at the mills. (2) Also the house and site of the late priory of Holy Trinity in York, with all buildings, &c., and the demesne lands of the same, certain land specified beside the church or chapel of St. James near York, a windmill, and the chapel of St. James near York, all which belonged to Holy Trinity Priory. (3) Also the house and site of the late Grey Friars in York; (4) Also the manor of Wollas, with the chief messuage called Wollas Hall in the parish of Bolton Percy, the dike called Wollas Dyke, numerous closes (named and specified) and the wood of 37 acres called Wollas Wood, all which lie in Wollas, Appleton, and Bolton Percy, in co. city of York, and belonged to St. Mary's Abbey near York.
To hold in fee simple to the said Leonard, as one twentieth of a knight's fee, by rent of 50s. 4d.; free of other charges except 8s. a year due to the sheriff of York for the parcel of land called Bailiff Flatte. Westm., 6 March 34 Henry VIII. Del. Westm., 14 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 8.
30. Jankyn ap John ap Lewes of Abbermayet in the commote of Meuenneth, in co. Cardigan, S. Wales. Lease by the General Surveyors, of a tenement called Keven Melcoyd in the parish of Llanvuch Ayron in the commote of Mevenneth aforesaid, which belonged to Rethor ap Jevan Lloid, gentleman, outlawed for felony; for 21 years; at 11s. rent. Signed by Daunce, Southwell and Moyle. Del. Westm., 14 March 34 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
31. Bishopric of Coventry and Lichfield. Restitution of temporalities on the election of Richard late bishop of Chichester as bishop, vice Rowland last bishop, dec. Westm. 12 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2. m. 18. Rymer, XIV. 767.
32. Richard Aphowell, yeoman of the Guard. To be bailiff and collector of the lordship and manor of Sutton Courtney, Berks., with profits as enjoyed by John Blacksley, dec., with a fee of 5l. a year. Westm.,—(blank) March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 11.
33. Enrolment of patent of 15 March 33 Hen. VIII. (See Vol. XVII. No. 220 (56)). Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 30.
34. Francis Framlyngham. Grant (for 786l. 4s. 11d.) of the reversion and rents reserved upon :—(1) a crown lease to Geoffrey Blower of Debenham, Suff., 22 June 33 Hen. VIII., of the rectory of Debenham, which belonged to Butley priory, with a tithe barn and all tithes; with reservation of the advowson of the vicarage; for 21 years, at 12l. 6s. 8d. rent : (2) a grant for life to the said Francis Framlyngham, King's servant, of the reversion of the said rectory, barn, &c., and the said rent, with all other profits of the said rectory in Debenham and Keynton alias Kenton, Suff.; (3) a lease dated 20 June 22 Hen. VIII. by Thomas late prior of the late convent of Butley, to Wm. Bamber of Offord, Suff., of the manor of Aishefylde and rectories of Aishefyld and Thorp; with reservation of rents, copy holds and perquisites, for 82 years at 7l. 6d. rent.
Also grant of the said manors of Debenham and Ayshefylde with all appurtenances in Debenham, Wynston, Kenton alias Keyton, Aspall, Bedfeld, Monk Sohame, Ayshefylde, Thorpe and Thorneden, Suff., the rectories of Ayshefylde, Thorpe and Aspall, a rent of 10s. out of the church of Aspall, and the advowsons of the vicarages of Debenham and Kenton, and certain woods specified in Debenham, Ashefeld and Thorp; all which premises belonged to Butley priory. To hold in fee simple at rents of 24s. 8d., from the death of the said Francis, for the rectory of Debenham and rent reserved thereon; 11s. 6¼d. for the manor of Asshefyld and rectories of Asshefyld and Thorp, and rent reserved thereon; and 3l. 6s. for the manor of Debenham and rectory of Aspall. Free of charges except 40s. a year to the bailiff of Debenham and 46s. 8d. a year to the chaplain officiating in the chapel of Ashefelde and Thorpe. Westm., 10 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 13.
35. Robt. Strange of Cicester, Glouc. Lease (by advice of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle) for 56s. 8d. fine, of the site, &c., of the manor of Somerfor Caynis, Wilts, the rent of a close there called Northclose which John Harte formerly held, and the moiety of all strays within the manor, parcel of the possessions of the late Queen Jane; with reservations; for 21 years; at 12l. rent. Westm., 14 March 34 Henry VIII. Del. Westm., 15 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 7.
36. George Vernon, s. and h. of Alice Vernon, late wife of Humph. Vernon, one of the kinswomen and heirs of Sir Ric. Ludlow, i.e. one of the daughters of John Ludlow, s. and h. of the said Richard. Livery of lands in England, Wales, Calais and their marches, with profits since the death of the said Humphrey. Signed : William Sent John — John Sewster. Del. Westm. 15 March 34 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (slightly injured). Pat. p. 9, m. 23.
37. Humph. Colles. Grant (for 960l. 17s. 4d.) of the reversion and rents reserved on the following Crown leases :— (a) 10 July 33 Hen. VIII. to John earl of Bath, of the house and site of the late hospital of St. John in Bridgewater, Soms., with the demesnes (two closes, named), for 21 years, at 8l. 3s. 6d. rent; (b) To John Ogan, of the Household, 23 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII., of the grange of Barton alias Blakedon, Soms., which belonged to Taunton priory, with certain closes, &c., specified, and lands in Lyng, Soms., tenants Thos. and Wm. Blansheflower, and in Pytmyster, Soms., tenants Ric. Mylburye and Thos. Spryng, also of the rectory and chapel of Corff and Pytmister, Soms., with the tithes, for 21 years, at 100s. rent for the grange and 8l. 7s. for the tithes; (c) To Jas. Dyer, 29 Dec. 31 Hen. VIII., of the rectory of Trull, Soms., which belonged to Taunton priory, with all tithes except those of Hamewoode and Sernehayc which are leased, by copy, to John Smythe, for 21 years at 8l. rent; (d) To John Luttrell of Dunster, Soms., 28 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII., of the site of the late cell of Dunster, with certain demesnes, specified, for 21 years, at 73s. 4d. rent; (c) A lease by Simon Rumsey, late prior, and the convent of Pilton, 16 Oct. 9 Hen. VIII., to Ric. Stawlegh (or Stauelegh) of Estbokelande, of the site and demesnes of the manor of Myddelcote and pastures called Northcote and Dibwell, with reservation of a chamber, hall and bakehouse when required, for life, at 4l. rent, and under conditions specified; (f) A Crown lease to John Hull of Larkebeare, Devon, 8 Dec. 33 Hen. VIII., of the house and site of the late Grey Friars beside Exeter, for 21 years, at 40s. rent.
Also grant of the premises in (1) Bridgewater, (2) Berton alias Blakedon, with lands, specified, in Orchearde, Trull, Pytmester and Corffe, and the rectory and chapel of Pytmester and Corffe, (3) the rectory of Trull, (4) Dunster (which belonged to the priory of Dunster as part of the possessions of the priory of Bathe), (5) Northcote, Dybwell, and Myddelcote in Braye and Estbuckelande, Devon, in tenure of Sir Hugh Pollard (which belonged to Pilton as part of the possessions of Malmesbury abbey) and (6) the Grey Friars of Exeter.
(7) Also a tenement in Cathanger in Stogursey parish, Soms., which belonged to Barliche priory, tenant Ric. Hogges; (8) lands in Goodley, Devon, which belonged to Canyngton priory, Soms.; (9) the site, &c., of the late priory of Bath, with closes called "le Ham" and Amebrye Meades in the parish of St. James, and lands, named, in Lyncombe, Wydcombe, Hollway and Walcote, Soms., and works of customary tenants there, and the chief messuage of Combe, in Combe parish, all which belonged to Bath priory; (10) lands in Cote, Soms., tenants John Moore, Roger Stegyn, Hen. Dollyng, Robt. Jenyns, and Thos. Steigge, 2 cottages in Martok and tenements there in tenure of Robt. Courte, and John Wytecombe, which belonged to Syon monastery, Midd., as part of the possessions of Martok priory, Soms.; (11) the tenement formerly of John Cossall, butcher, and now of Thos. Sallmon, in the parish of St. Nicholas in the Shambles, London, three chambers built upon the same tenement and a house beside the gate of the same, in the lane outside "lez Flesshe Shamells," all stables and haylofts of the said chambers or the alley called "le Skaldynghouse," two tenements between that called the Swanne belonging to the Salters Company on the east, and that of William Mantell on the west, also leased to Thos. Salmon, all which tenements, &c., are in the said parish and belonged to St. Bartholomew's priory in West Smithfield. Also woods and groves specified in Pytmyster, Corffe, Trull, Orcharde, Dunster, Stogursey, Bromefelde in Estebuckelande and Estebuckeland; and the advowsons of the vicarages of Corff, Pytmyster, and Trull, Soms. Value of the premises which belonged to Barliche, 40s., Cannyngton 106s., Pilton, 4l. ½d., Grey Friars 40s.
To hold in fee simple as one fortieth of a knight's fee by rents of (7) 4s., (1) 16s. 4¼d., (8) 10s. 7¼d., (2) 10s. and 16s. 8½d, (3) 2s. 8d., (4) 7s. 4d., (5) 8s. ¼d., (6) 4s., (9) 8s. 4d., (10) 6s. 1½d., (11) 12s.; with full rights, free of all other charges, except 6l. 13s. 4d. a year to the chaplain officiating at Trull. Westm., 11 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 March.—P.S. (injured). Pat. p. 11, m. 19.
38. Arthur Longfelde of Wolberton, Bucks. Grant (in exchange for the manor of Stoke Bruer, Ntht., and lands in Stoke, Pawlysbury and Shitlanger, Ntht., and for 69l. 13s. 4d.) of (1) a messuage in Blechenden, Oxon, in tenure of Ric. Sylverside, by copy of court roll as parcel of the manor of Mereton alias Marton, Oxon, and which were parcel of the commandry of Sampforde, Oxon, which belonged to the hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England; also the site and chief messuage in tenure of Edm. Powell in Blechenden which belonged to Godstowe monastery, with its appurtenances in Blechenden and Hampton Gay; also an annual rent of 5s. and service due from the tenement of Robt. Howse in Blechenden to Osney monastery; two messuages, copyholds of Hen. Silverside, in Blechenden, which belonged to Osney; (2) the lordship and manor of Bradwell, Bucks, which belonged to Shene monastery, with its demesne lands formerly in tenure of Thos. Rowte and afterwards of Wm. Wogan; an annual rent of 9s. in Loughton, Bucks, a messuage in Magna Billing, Ntht., and all lands in tenure of Wm. Wogan in Wykyn, Ntht., which belonged to Shene; also (3) all lands in Wolverton and Stonystratford, Bucks, which belonged to Snelshall priory, Bucks; (4) the manor of Wolverton, Bucks, which belonged to Chicksand monastery, Beds., and all lands in Wolverton in tenure of John Smyth, which belonged to Chicksand. To hold in fee simple as one tenth of a knight's fee by rents of (1) 10s. 1d., (2) 50s. 1½d., (3) 20½d. and (4) 8s. Westm. 17 March. Pat. p. 3, m. 29.
39. Sir Philip Champbernon. Lease (by advice of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle, general surveyors) of the manor or lordship of Corymalet, Soms., parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall; with reservations; for 21 years; at 39l. rent, i.e. 15l. 11s. 6½d. to the receiver of the Duchy, 23l. 8s. 5½d. to the receiver of Huntyngton's and Gurney's lands, and 12d. increase. Made upon surrender of a former lease, dated 26 April 15 Hen. VIII., for 21 years at 39l. Westm., 3 Feb. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 2. (Cancelled 20 April, 1 Eliz, because surrendered by Hugh Paulet, who had, by indenture 12 July 35 Henry VIII., acquired from the said Sir Philip his interest in the premises.)
40. Humph. Colles. Licences to alienate :—
i. Lands in Cote, Soms. (See 37, § 10), to Ric. Bucland. Westm., 18 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 27.
ii. The site of the late priory of Bath, &c., (See 37, § 9), to Matth. Colthurst. Westm., 18 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 27.
41. Geoffrey Danyell, of Marlborough, Wilts. Lease (by advice of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle), for a fine of 40s., of certain meadow and moorland (specified), with the fishery there, parcel of the late Queen Jane's lands; with reservations; for 21 years; at 7l. 7s. 4d. rent. Westm., 18 March 34 Hen. VIII. No date of delivery.—P.S. Pat. (undated), p. 7, m. 6.
42. Hugh Westwood and Agnes, his wife. Lease (by advice of Dauncy, Southwell and Moyle) of the demesne lands of the manor of Chedworth, Glouc., now in their tenure, with all buildings belonging to the said manor and all coppice and underwood within the said manor, being parcel of the lands of the late earl of Warwick; with reservation of great timber, &c.; for 21 years at 4l. 10s. rent for the lands and 17l. 14s. 1d. for the woods; the lessees to cut all kinds of underwood at proper seasons, leaving standing upon every acre of underwood so cut as many young trees called "staddells" as the custom of the county requires, and not to allow any kind of animals upon any part of "le spryng" there growing during seven years after cutting, and to enclose the said underwood, when so cut, to prevent the inroads of animals thereupon. The preamble states that this lease is granted on surrender of a lease, dated 6 May 24 Hen. VIII., of the said lands and certain buildings belonging to the said manor; with reservation of woods, underwoods, &c.; for 21 years; at 4l. 6s. 8d. rent and 3s. 4d. increase. Westm., 19 March 34 Hen. VIII. No date of delivery.—P.S. Pat. (undated) p. 7, m. 5.
43. Sir Walter Stonar. Lease (by advice of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle), for a fine of 40s., of the site and demesnes of the manor of Wyrardesbury, Bucks, parcel of the lands of the late Queen Jane; with reservations; for 21 years; at 13l. 6s. 8d. rent. Westm., 13 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 8.
44. John Dorset, yeoman of the Chamber. To be bailiff of the manors or lordships of Langley Maresse and Wrearbury, Bucks, vice Wm. Turnor dec., with 2d. a day. Westm., 18 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 10.
45. Humph. Colles. Licences to alienate :—
i. Lands in the parishes of Braye and Estbuklande, Devon, (See 37, § 5), to Sir Hugh Pollard. Westm., 20 March. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
ii. The site, &c. of the late priory of Dunstre, Soms., (See 37, § 4), to Marg. Lutterell, widow. Westm., 20 March. Pat. p. 2, m. 19.
46. Ric. Bunce. Enrolment of patent of 20 March 33 Hen. VIII. (See Vol. XVII. No. 220 (70).) Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 30.
47. Thos. Argall. Enrolment of patent of 20 March 33 Hen. VIII. (See Vol. XVII. No. 220 (72).) Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 31.
48. Humph. Colles. Licences to alienate :—
i. Lands in Goodlegh, Devon, (See 37, § 8), to Ant. Ackelane. Westm., 21 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 19.
ii. Tenements in the parish of St. Nicholas in the Shambles, London, (See 37, §. 11), to Chr. Barker alias Garter and Helen his wife. Westm., 21 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 11, m. 3.
iii. Grey Friars, Exeter (See 37, § 6) to John Hull of Larkebeare, Devon. Same date. Ib.
49. Sir Ant. Kyngeston. Licence to alienate the manor of Morton Valence with its appurtenances in Morton Valence, Epney, Horsewarley, Stanley Pontlarge, Strowde alias Strowde End, Shepescombe alias Shepecombe, Edge and Edgeworth, Glouc., which Mary Kyngeston, widow of Sir Wm. Kyngeston, dec., holds for term of life, to John Pollard and Ric. Morgan, to be regranted to the said Sir Anthony for life after the death of the said Mary, with remainder to Frances wife of Henry Jernyngham and the heirs of her body and, in default, to the right heirs of the said Sir Anthony. Westm., 22 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 7, m. 1.
50. Sir John Williams and Ant. Stringer. Licence to alienate the manor and rectory of Edgware and Boyes (No. 226, Grant 79, §§ 10, 36 and 40) Midd., to Hen. Page of Harrow on the Hill, Midd. Westm., 22 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 12, m. 7.
51. Thos. Cocke. Enrolment of patent of 22 March 33 Hen. VIII. (See Vol. XVII. No. 220 (83).) Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 31.
52. George Daye, clk., King's chaplain. Presentation to the prebend and canonry in St. Stephen's, Westminster, void by the death of Ric. Coren. Westm., 23 March 34 Hen. VIII. No note of delivery.—P.S. Pat. p. 6. m. 8. (undated).
53. Maurice Barkeley, the King's servant. Licence to continue to hold the canonry in the collegiate church of Ripon and the prebend of Studlaye there which he now has, even though he marries and does not take holy orders. Westm., 23 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 8.
54. Ric. Tate, King's servant. Grant of the reversion and rent reserved on a Crown lease to Henry Cletherowe, merchant tailor of London, 12 Feb. 34 Hen. VIII., of the messuages then in his tenure in the parish of St. Mary Wolchurche, London, which belonged to the late Charterhouse near London, for 21 years at 73s. 4d. Also grant of (1) the said messuages, (2) the messuage in tenure of Jerome Shelton within the close of St. Helen's priory which belonged to the said late priory, (3) the messuage called the Skonner in tenure of John Brygges in Burchinlane in the parish of St. Michael in Cornhill, (4) two messuages in tenure of Chr. Jane in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen in the Old Fishery called "Olde Fysshestrete," and (5) the messuage called the "Sonne" alias "the Salutation," and the adjoining messuage in tenure of John Alen and Agnes his wife, in the parish of St. Olave's beside London Bridge, all which belonged to St.Helen's priory; (6) a timber yard with storehouse and workhouse in tenure of John Walker, in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldgate, which belonged to the late monastery of Minoresses without Aldgate; (7, 8) messuages, &c., in tenure of Henry Cletherowe and Thos. Smythe (late of Thos. Hancocke) in the street of Cornhill, parish of St. Mary Wolchurche, which belonged to the Charterhouse; (9) a messuage, &c., late in tenure of Steph. Pecok, alderman, and now of Wm. Taillor, haberdasher, lying beside the Thames within the precincts of the late priory of Friars Preachers of London, and which belonged to the same, (10) another in tenure of Chr. Harbotell, and (11) another in tenure of Wm. Hunnyng; (12) a messuage, &c., called "le Platter" in tenure of Wm. Hebbe in Soperlane in the parish of St. Pancras in Westchepe, which belonged to Halywell monastery; (13) another there in tenure of Ric. Batall; and (14) another lately leased to the wardens of the goldsmiths of London, in the parish of Peter in Westchepe. To hold in fee simple as one twentieth of a knight's fee, by rents of (2) 4s., (3) 13s. 4d., (4) 5s. 8d., (5) 13s. 4d., (6) 6d., (1, 7) 3s. 4d., (8) 4s., (9) 16d., (10) 8d., (11) 2s., (12) 4s., (13) 4s., (14) 10s. Westm., 16 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 7.
55. Ric. Pryce, clk., King's chaplain. Presentation to the other part of the comportionate rectory of Llanddinam, Bangor dioc., void by the promotion of Arthur bp. of Bangor. Westm., 23 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 8.
56. Sir Ralph Sadlayr, one of the King's two principal secretaries. Licence to alienate the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Norton, Essex, to Wm. Pawne. —(blank), 27 March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 12, m. 5.
57. John lord Coniers. To be steward of Galtres forest and the laund within the forest and master of the hunt of deer there; with herbage, pannage, windfallen trees and "brosings," and all the usual profits as enjoyed by Sir Arthur Darcy and Wm. Maunsfelde or by John Nevell lord Latimer, dec. Westm., 23 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
58. Robert Burrough. Letters of marque authorizing him (in consideration that he and other the King's subjects have sustained injuries from the French King's subjects for which they despair of redress, and that the proceedings of the French to such of the King's subjects as of late happened to be found in their dominions "declareth an universal refuse and denial of all justice, contrary whereunto the innocents and their goods be detained and put in prison and into custody") to capture as many French ships at sea as he can; provided he attempt nothing against subjects of the Emperor or any other (except Frenchmen) in league with the King. Westm., 26 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 28 March.—P.S. In English. Pat. p. 7, m. 4.
59. Robert Reynager, merchant. Similar letters of marque. Westm., 26 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 March. —P.S. In English. Pat. p. 7, m. 4.
60. John Turnour. Enrolment of patent of 28 March 33 Hen. VIII. (See Vol. XVII. No. 220 (94).) Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 31.
61. Thos. Kyngeswood, clk. Presentation to the prebend in Gloucester cathedral, void by the death of John Radleighe. Westm., 23 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 4.
62. Ant. Bellasses, clk., King's chaplain. Nomination to the archdeaconry of Colchester, London dioc., void by the death of Ric. Coren, King's chaplain, and in the King's nomination by the attainder of Thomas lord Cromwell to whom, when lord Privy Seal, Edmund bp. of London (to whom this is addressed) granted the nomination to the next archdeaconry which should fall void within that diocese. Westm., 23 March 31 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 28 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 6.
63. George Cootes, S.T.P., King's chaplain. Grant of the canonry and prebend in Chester cathedral void by the death of Thos. Radforde. Westm., 24 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 6.
64. Henry ap Jevan, clk., King's servant. Grant of the chantry of Penshurst, Kent, now void. To hold from the feast of All Saints 32 Hen. VIII. (about which time the King gave him the said ohantry). Westm., 24 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 7.
65. Sir Edw. Aston. Grant (in exchange for the manor of Asheted, Surr., with the advowson of the rectory there, granted to the King by indenture 2 Nov. 34 Hen. VIII.; and for 407l. 6s. 4d.) of (1) a rent of 6s. due to the late monastery of Hulton from lands of Wm. Buknall in the parish of Stoke, Staff., and a messuage and two pastures (described), with rent of two hens and the work of one man for four days in autumn, due therefrom, in tenure of the said William in Stoke parish; (2) the manor of Hulton, with all its appurtenances in Hulton, Snede, Badyley, Mylton, Burdeslyme alias Burslyme, and Stoke, Staff., with rent of 12d. due from lands of Laur. Dresser in Badley in Stoke, a cottage in Milton in Stoke, tenant John Cobert, a close called Long Burches in Hulton in Stoke, tenant Ralph Lovett, a messuage there, tenant Thos. Trumleyn, two closes called Snedefeld in Stoke, tenants Joan Hyll and Hen. Watson, another called Highfield, tenant Robt. Edge, a messuage in Snede in Stoke, tenants Thomas Foxe, James his son and Ellen his wife, another there, tenants Reginald Turnock, Agnes his wife and Eliz. his daughter, another called Woodhed, in Stoke, tenants Wm. Barnett, Agnes his wife and James their son, two messuages with certain meadows (described) and a water mill in Stoke, tenant Wm. Cradock and Agnes his wife, a messuage upon the Grange in Stoke, with pasture, tenants Ric. Almond, Agnes his wife and Ric. their son, another there, tenant Wm. Heth, another in Milton, tenants Wm. Sponer and Joan his wife, another in Stoke, tenants Wm. Hudley or Hanley and Eliz. his wife and John and Robert their sons, another there, tenants Thos. Danyell and Joan his wife and Agnes and Joan their daughters, and rent of 14 hens and 22 dayworks belonging to the said manor of Hulton; (3) the site, &c., of the late monastery of Hulton with its demesne lands (described) and a coal mine in Stoke, now leased to Stephen Bagott; (4) also all other possessions of the said monastery in Hulton, Snede, Badley, Mylton and Burdeslyme in Stoke parish, and a messuage in Bradnopp in Leeke parish, tenants Laur. Wyrdyll and Beatrice his wife and Robert their son, another there, tenant Thos. Byrkes, another there, tenants Robt. Bromley and Emmote his wife, another called Myldemere with pasture called Westbrokehey, late tenants Laur. Glosse and Marg. his wife, and now Robt. Whigthall, a cottage there, tenant John Adams; which premises all belonged to Hulton. (5) The manor of Mathfeld, Staff, and Derb., which belonged to Tutbury priory, with its appurtenances in Mathfeld, Over Mathfelde and Churche Mathefeld, Staff, and Derb.; (6) a corn mill within Mathfeld manor and "a walk mylne" with a holm adjoining in Mathfeld parish, tenant Wm. Dakyn, miller, Eliz. his wife and James their son, which mills belonged to Tutbury; (7) tithes on all the demesnes of Tutbury in Mathfeld and Over Mathfeld, tenants Thos. Rolleston and Ralph his brother and James and Chr. his sons; (8) rent of four capons due from the said two mills; (9) rent of 2s. from lands of Humph. Okener in Okar alias Okener in Mathfeld parish and a close called Smythe there, tenant Humph. Okener, which belonged to Tutbury. (10) Pasture lying in Dewpleke alias Dawespleke in Bredwood parish, Staff., tenant Roger Fowka alias Flowke, which belonged to the monastery of Black Nuns of Braywood, annual value 1d.; (11) a meadow called "le Freers Medowe" in St. Bartholomew's parish, Stafford, tenants John Kempe and Agnes Doryngton, widow, which belonged to the Friars Minors of Stafford, annual value 20s.; (12) messuages in Onccote alias Uncote in Leeke parish, Staff., which belonged to Croxeden monastery, tenant Roger Wardell, Wm. Wardell and Wm. and John his sons, Hen. Coke and Ellen his wife, and Laur. their son, with rents of 14 capons and 16 hens and all other possessions of Croxeden in Onecote; (13) messuages, &c., in White Lee alias Whiteley in Leeke parish, which belonged to Croxeden, tenants John Heyton and Roger Fyny, and rent of 6 capons and 6 hens due therefrom; (14) the manor of Fulford, with all appurtenances in Fulford, Stone, Dryehurst, Mercsuche, Baryhurst, Axcholme and Mosse Leosoe, Staff., also certain closes, &c. (named), in these places, tenants Thos. Lawnder, John Porter, Hugh Fawden, Thos. Batkyn, and Roger More, which manor, &c., belonged to Great Malvern monastery; (15) the rectory of Lylle Shull, Salop, which belonged to Lylleshull monastery, and certain lands (specified) in Lylleshull, tenants Robt. Moreton, Thos. Glover, and Agnes Woodsenne; (16) woods or copses (extent given) called Caverne-counton Coppy, Byrches Coppy, Woodhedge Grove, Henley Grove, Bromley Grove, Holden Coppye, and Smalden Grove in the parish of Stoke, which belonged to Hulton; also (17) Moreton Coppye in Newehey in the parish of Lylleshull; (18) the advowson of the vicarage of Lylleshull; and (19) of the vicarages of Shrofhales and Mathfeld, Staff. Annual value of the premises which belonged to Hulton, 29l. 13s. 2d., to Tutbury, 18l. 16s. 2d., to Croxden, 5l. 7s. 1d.
To hold in fee simple, as one twentieth of a knight's fee, by rent for what belonged to Hulton of 59s. 3½d., Tutbury 37s. 8½d., Brewood and Great Malvern 6s. 9½d., the Friars of Stafford and Croxeden 12s. 8½d., and Lylleshall 39s. 4d. To hold with full rights, free of other charges except 13s. 4d. a year to Thos. Browne collector of Bradnopp, 6l. 16s. 4d. to the dean and chapter of Lichfield out of the tithes of Mathfeld, 6s. 6d. to the archd. of Stafford, for synodals and procurations, out of the same, 6s. 8d. to Sir Philip Dracott, chief steward of Fulford, and 6s. 8d. to Robt. Porter, bailiff there. Westm., 27 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 29 March.—P.S. (injured). Pat. p. 12, m. 15.
66. Wm. Lambe, the King's servant. Grant, for 632l. 17s. 1d., of (1) the garden near Mill Alley in the parish of St. Stephen in Colman Street in tenure of Ralph Dyoll, others there in tenure of (2) Wm. Mery (two) (3) Wm. Wilford (late of Thos. Smythe), (six between the garden late of John Shukkesburgh on the north, Mill Alley on the south and "le Towne Dyche" on the east), (4) Robert Ryche (three), (5) Clement Newse, (6) John Wendon, (7) Wm. Goodwynn (beside the Towne Dyche on the east, the garden late of Wm. Colsell on the west, the common alley on the north and "le Mercers Rents" on the south), (8) Edw. Moreton (late of Wm. Colsell), (9) Wm. White (near Horse Alley), (10) Wm. Butler, (11) Eliz. widow of John Fery, dec., (12) Thos. Abraham, (13) Ric. Gresham, (14) John Walter, (15) John Maylyard, (16) a tenement in the said parish (lying to the cast of that of Wm. Monjeam, to the south of that of Hugh Dyer, to the north of that of John Stace, and to the west of the High Street) late in tenure of Wm. Dare and now of John Wisdom and leased to John Syrcok, and a little cottage there in tenure of the said John Wisdom, (17) the three tenements with gardens there of Wm. Burdon, John Dobson and John Bright, leased to Wm. White, (18) a tenement and garden in tenure of Humph. Nalson, (19) two gardens in tenure of John Circote, (20) a tenement near Mill Alley in tenure of Thos. Leventhorpe, (21) others there in tenure of William Porter and Ric. Hartewell, all which premises belonged to the late monastery of Reuly; Also (22) the chapel or church of St. James with cemetery adjoining beside London Wall, and within Creplegate in the parish of St. James' within London, a tenement near the said chapel in tenure of Agnes Redknappe, widow, two other tenements there, and a tenement there in tenure of Wm. Lambe, which chapel and tenements are all leased to Walter Henley, and (23) a tenement in Abchurche Lane in the parish of St. Nicholas within London, late in tenure of Sir John Mundy dec., all which belonged to Garrodon, and are worth 31s. 8d. a year; Also (24) a tenement in Fleet Street, in the parish of St. Dunstan in the West (between the common way leading to the Inner Temple on the east and the tenement of Giles Atkynson and Ric. Wheler on the west, the highway on the north and the garden of the Inner Temple on the south) which belonged to the priory of St. John of Jerusalem and is now in the tenure of Wm. Garrard, (25) another tenement there (between the tenement of Roland Shakelady on the east and that of John Alcestre, sadler, on the west, the highway on the north and the wall of the Temple churchyard on the south) in tenure of Robt. Fletewoode, (26) another there (between Chancery Lane on the east and the tenement of John Philipps on the west, the highway on the south and the tenement of William Chomley on the north) in tenure of Thos. Richards, (27) another there (between Wm. Chomley's tenement on the east and the gate of the Middle Temple, and tenement within it of Alice widow of Ric. Redmayn, on the west, the highway on the north and the wall of the garden belonging to the Inner inn of the New Temple on the south) in tenure of Thos. Holbek, and (28) another there (between the tenement of John Machyn, tailor, on the east and that of Thos. Holbek on the west, the highway on the north and the wall of the Inner Temple garden on the south) in tenure of Wm. Chomley, all which premises in Fleet Street belonged to St. John's of Jerusalem; Also (29) a tenement in the parish of St. Bridget which belonged to St. Bartholomew's monastery in Westsmithfield and is in tenure of John Studd; Also (30) a tenement called "a dyehowsc" &c., specified, in the parish of St. James at Garlickhithe in London on the west side of Mede Lane alias Shepherds Alley in tenure of John [Axe], dyer, part of a garden between the said alley on the west and the tenement of Wm. Harte, brewer, on the east (dimensions given with reference to the "Stewehouse" of the monastery in Medelane), two tenements on the north side of the said alley facing towards Thamystrete (aperte versus Thamystrete) of which tenements one lies on the east side of the said alley and was late in tenure of John Shereburne, joiner, and the other on the west of the said alley and was late in tenure of Adam Hary, tallow chandler; all which tenements are leased to Ric. Townesendes and belonged to St. Bartholomew's; also a tenement with a wharf and parcel of waste ground adjoining the river Thames late in tenure of John Morethipp, dyer, three cottages one of which was late in tenure of Stephen Rose, dyer, another in tenure of Marg. Carre, which tenement and cottages are in the parish of St. James at Garlickhithe and were late in tenure of John Brownyng, merchant tailor and are now leased to Robt. Rowe, merchant tailor, and belonged to St. Bartholomew's; Also a tenement &c., in Shepherd's Alley in the same parish late in tenure of John Bagthwayte (between the Swanne brewery on the east and the said alley on the west, the tenement of John Lytle on the south and that of Joan Bridges, widow, on the north, both which belonged to St. Bartholomew's) which belonged to St. Bartholomew's and is now leased to Ralph Chaloner.
To hold all the premises with full rights (the above possessions of Rewley are worth 19l. 14s. 4d. a year). To hold in fee simple as one fortieth of a knight's fee by rents of (1) 10d., (2) 2s., (3) 2s. 7½d., (4) 22d., (5) 10d. (6) 8d., (7) 8d., (8) 13½d., (9) 10d., (10) 8d., (11) 8d., (12) 2s. 10d., (13) 12d., (14) 8d., (15) 6d., (16) 3s. 8d. (17) 5s.2½d., (18) 5s. 7½d., (19) 4s., (20) 12d., (21) 2s. 5d., (22) 2s. 6d., (23) 8d., (24) 4s., (25) 4s., (26) 3s. 4d., (27) 4s., (28) 4s., (29) 3s. 4d., and (30) 2s. 8d. Westm., 18 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 1.
67. Ant. Guaras, merchant of Spain. Licence, "at the contemplation of our dearest brother and ally the Emperor," to buy and export within 20 months 1,000 qrs. of wheat, to be provided in the shires of Gloucester, Worcester, Somerset and Southampton. Hampton Court, 1 Dec. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 March. —P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 19. In English.
68. John de Rosseti, Italian. Annuity of 40l., during pleasure, from Michaelmas last. Westm., 26 March 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 6.
69. Sir John Williams and Ant. Stringar. Licence to alienate two valects or coppices of wood in Dowles beside Bewdeley, Salop (No. 226, Grant 79, § 17) to Robt. Burgoyn. — (blank) March. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 23.


  • 1. i.e. the Pope.
  • 2. Monsieur d'Orthe, brother of the Vicomte d'Orthe.
  • 3. Printed in the St. P. as to Lord Parr.
  • 4. Cancelled.
  • 5. Misread 20th in Sadler State Papers.
  • 6. "Illustrissimi principes."