Henry VIII: July 1543, 16-20

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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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July 1587, 1-10

16 July. 892. Oxford University.
See Grants in July, No. 71.
16 July.
Dasent's A.P.C., 154.
893. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 16 July. Present : Norfolk, Hertford, Admiral, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget, Dacres. Business :—Order (described) taken in the dispute between the inhabitants of Kingston on Thames and Northbeton, about woods upon Northbeton Common. In the matter long in variance between the earl of Ormond and James Esquier—(unfinished)
[16 July.]
894. [Wriothesley?] to [the Duke Of Suffolk.]
"Pleas it yor Grace the same shall herewt receyve a l're from my lady yor wif whiche I, bicause I knowe not what hast it required, I thowghe meite to dispatche unto yowe. I dowbte not bot yor grace knowithe by the saame and otherwise that the Kinges matez was mareid onne Thursdaye (fn. 1) last to my ladye Latimor, a woman in my judgement, for vertewe, wisdomme and gentilnesse, most meite for his Highnesse; and sure I am he Mate had never a wif more agreable to his harte then she is. Or Lord send them longe lif and moche joye togither." The French King is still in Haynold doing little hurt, and has lain, as it were in a dream, almost this fortnight at Marroyez. The Emperor hasteth down and will be in the Low Countries within 8 or 10 days. The King has sent over 5,000 good men to help to beat the French king out of the Emperor's dominions. Yesterday the ambassador of France took leave, having been commanded by the Council, in the King's name, to depart, with a herald to convey him to Calles. The Emperor lately sent Mons. de Chauntonoy, son and heir to Mons. de Graundevile, to inform the King of his army, journey, and meeting with the Bishop of Rome, which was for manners' sake, neither of them trusting the other. The King of Romans' secretary has been here for aid against the Turk who comes with great armies, and the King has granted 40,000 ducats payable within this month at Antwerp, &c.
Copy or extract, p. 1. The name "Mr. Wryothesleys" on a small slip of paper pasted on.
16 July.
Lamb. MS. 603, p. 44a.
895. Manus O'Donell and Others.
Memoranda of orders taken at Kilmainham 16 July 35 Hen. VIII. to settle controversies between Magonius O'Donell, chief of Tirconell, and McQuylin and Magwyre, captains of their nations.
Lat. Copy, p. 1. See Carew Calendar, No. 183.
16 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 110. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 413 (I).
896. Arran to Glencarne and Douglas.
Since the receipt of their last letters, such insurrections have risen, by means of the Cardinal, that he is constrained to look more sharply than he has been accustomed, and to-morrow he departs hence. Prays them to show this to their colleagues; and that they two will hasten hither to give their counsel "aganis the saidis conspiratouris." Edinburgh, 16 July. Signed : James G.
P. 1. Add. : To, &c., the earl of Glencarne and Schir George Douglas, being in Yngland.
16 July. Add. MS. 32,651, f. 96. B.M. Sadler State Papers, I. 233. 897. Sadler to Henry VIII.
Wrote that a convention was appointed here for ratification of the treaty and establishment of the realm, but it was thought that sundry great lords would not appear. Now the Governor tells him that the Cardinal, Huntley, Argyle, Lennox, and Bothwell assemble men, to meet at Stirling on the 20th and come to Linlithgow to surprise the young Queen, and then put him down; all this by procurement of the Cardinal, who has also procured lord Home, the laird of Balcleuch and the Carres to make raids into England to break the peace. Murray, the Governor says, is coming quietly towards him; but Argyle, being his near kinsman and sworn to him, has greatly deceived him, and is joined with the Cardinal and Lennox. He has summoned his friends and warned the country in the Queen's name to resist this rebellion, and assures Sadler that, within these three or four days, he will have 20,000 men and will not desist until he is revenged on the Cardinal and his part takers. They pretend this commotion to be for defence of the Faith and Holy Church and preservation of the liberty of the realm, which they say he, as a heretic and good Englishman, has sold to the King; and therefore he trusts that the King will aid him. Asked what aid he would demand; and he said he had men enough, and would not bring Englishmen into the realm unless his adversaries brought in Frenchmen; but he would like some help in money, and would spend his life to keep all his promises to the King. To-morrow he will go to Linlithgow till his whole force assemble; and if his enemies come forward he will remove the Queen to Blackness, which is impregnable, and then go over the water of Stirling to meet them in the field. He prayed Sadler to advertise the King of this.
The bruit of this rebellion is very great, but the Governor and Angus put no doubt to suppress it. "What will follow God knoweth, for undoubtedly there is great appearance of mischief." Eleven of the French ships which have kept off and on this coast now lie behind the Maye, in the Firth, four of them being great ships of four tops. The Scottish ambassadors have not yet come; and, "considering what trouble and business is toward," there can be no quiet convention of the three estates to ratify the treaty, nor can the hostages be laid within the time limited. "Such malicious and despiteful people, I think, live not in the world as is the common people of this realm, specially towards Englishmen, as I have well found and proved since my coming hither." Edinburgh, 16 July, at midnight. Signed.
Pp. 4. Add. Sealed. Endd. : 1543.
*** The above is noted (with corrigenda for the text of Sadler State Papers) in Hamilton Papers, No. 408.
16 July.
898. Wotton to Henry VIII.
The Frenchmen having made a course as far as Binche and viewed the town, the Dolfyn, duke of Vendosme and Mons. de Hannibault came and besieged it for three days. There were within it one ensign of footmen and 150 horsemen, who intended to depart, thinking it not defensible, but "were compassed about of their enemies ere they were 'ware." Many Frenchmen were killed with gunshot, among them one of the name of the captain of Arde, Sainseval. The French had 2 cannons and 9 or 10 other pieces and were fain to set 50 horses to draw one piece, so deep are the ways with this daily rain. They departed in fear and disorder. Perhaps the duke of Arscotte's removing from Valenchiennes to Mons was reported to them as the approach of an army of Burgundians. The French have spoiled Reux and burnt a fair house of Mons. de Reux therein. The duke of Arscott writes of a report that the French have sent to fire Maulbeuge. They must needs leave Maroles for lack of victuals.
Six or seven ensigns of Clevois with 1,000 horsemen, have destroyed a village called Mersen, within a Dutch mile of Masetrichte, but failed to take Beke, another village there. They "have been unpaid this great while and are ready to rebel." The Prince of Orenge at Utrecht lets Martyn van Roshem from entering Holland by Amersfort. The Emperor was at Isbruke on the 10th inst. and will be at Spyre on the 21st, "his horsemen and footmen in Germany being ready to march." The country here is marvellously afraid. Yesterday forenoon at one gate of this town entered 150 carts and waggons with peasants' household stuff. Last night Frenchmen were at Soubize, 4 Dutch miles from this.
This day the Regent sent Mons. de Courrieres to say that there has been such infection and murrain of cattle here that when the Emperor comes it will be hard to find victuals, and therefore she desires licence to provide cattle in England. Replied that he knew not what mortality had been here, but in England it had been very great, and flesh was there "far dearer than it hath been"; and that Henry was "borne in hand" that there was plenty of such victual here both for the Emperor's army and his, as promised by the league. De Courrieres answered that "so the country is able to do indeed," but this last wet winter and this daily rain did notable hurt among cattle, and so she required Henry's assistance. Bruxelles, 16 July 1543.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
16 July.
899. Wotton to Henry VIII.
"The names of the gentlemen, Frenchmen slain before Binche :—
Le Comte d' Aigremont dict d' Allegre, le Sieur de la Voussiere, grand forestier du Daulphin, le Sieur de St. Cheval, capitaine des legionaires, plusieurs coronnels dont on ne saçit les noms, plusieurs aultres gentilhommes."
Mons. de Bures secretary now arrived from his master, says "that the King of Denmark is coming towards Fryselond with a great army by land and by sea." As my letter was closed and the gates here shall be shut anon, I have no time to write otherwise. 16 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
16 July.
R. O.
900. The Patriarch, Marco Grimani, to Cardinal Farnese.
Wrote, since his return from the Camp, on the 6th and 10th. That Scottish captain who went into Normandy to provide ships for my passage into Scotland returned last night, and told me he had put ready four ships to carry the artillery and munition and our persons; and that eight other armed ships would accompany us until we were out of danger. This has been written to the King, upon whose reply we will at once set out; and, it having been determined, as I wrote, to leave both England and Ireland on the right, because the more direct way would be very dangerous, as the English have many armed vessels in the straits, the ships are to go from Normandy to Brest in Brittany, from whence we sail. I will go to Orleans and embark on the Loire for Nantes, and thence ride to Brest, two days further, where I shall wait for the ships, if they be not already arrived. We may still pass between England and Ireland, steering according as we shall hear that there is more or less danger. * * * Paris, 16 July, 1543. Signed : Marco Grimano, Patriarcha.
Italian. Modern extract from a Vatican MS., pp. 2. Headed : Del Patriarcha Marco Grimano, nuntio in Francia, al Card. Farnese.
17 July.
Dasent's A. P. C., 155.
901. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Otelande, 17 July. Present : Russell, Hertford, Admiral, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget. Business :—Letter written to lord St. John and the other Commissioners appointed to stay Frenchmen's goods, for delivery of certain goods. Stephen —, Almain (fn. 2) having long had charge of certain buildings and fortifications, appeared to have behaved lewdly and spent great treasure to no purpose; and as he had before offered to recompense the King if he did "anything otherwise than reason would," he was ordered to bring sureties for his performance of that promise.
17 July.
902. Thomas Henage to Mr. Eton.
Desires a loan of money to go this Progress. Has had none from his man in the Counter and dare not send to him because they die so sore. Will repay at Michaelmas. I have spoken to my old master for your warrant; you shall have another in Waltham Forest or Coptehaull before the King leaves Otlande (substituted for Hampton Court which is struck through). I will write you any news.
P.S.—No doubt you have heard of the great fight between 7 ships of France and 6 of ours, [news] "wherof came to the Court upon Saturday last. (fn. 3) They fought from the break of day till 3 or 4 of the clock at afternoon; and at the last three of our ships 'drawe' six of their ships in chase and at the coming of the messenger for the Court they were not returned; how they have sped the truth is not known."
Hol., pp. 2. Add. : father-in-law. Endd. : "xvijo die Julii ao xxxvto to his boy closed in a letter to Thomas Henege," 3l.
17 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 101. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 410.
903. Parr to Suffolk.
Forwards a packet of letters received to-day, and a letter from the captain of Norham which came with it, showing that his communication with the Scottish gentleman (fn. 4) concurs with other intelligences. Has just received a letter from Wharton declaring that the Tividales and head of Liddisdales have combined for some great exploit in these Marches and an ambush in Cookedale. Will see that it returns to their displeasure. Sir Cuthbert Ratcliff reports that the laird of Sesfurthe, warden of the Middle Marches of Scotland, has shot the day of truce this day, alleging that the Governor has sent for him, which seems untrue. As the wardens of Scotland permit the Scots to make raids, has written to Sadler to animate the Governor indelayedly to stop their notable depredations; and will determine according to Sadler's answer and the justice that ensues, for it is dishonorable to suffer this. Warkwourthe, 17 July. Signed.
.—John Carre, captain of Warke, writes that over 600 of Tevidale and the Marse, yesterday, ran a foray at Warke and took 160 nowt, &c., and two prisoners. Carre and his company followed to the rescue, and, at the ford of the water, an Englishman and many Scots were ill hurt, and Watty Young, of the laird of Sesfurth's household, chief procurer of the raid, killed. Another Scot was taken prisoner two miles within England. Carre and Gilbert Swyneho then rode straight to Gradon in the Marse, "Dande Carre Litleton town," and brought away 24 prisoners, 80 nowt and 20 nags. These notable raids are evidently meant to stir debate. This day word came to Sir Ralph Eure that, last night, West Tividale ran in Tyndale, to have had his horses, but were escried and prevented, and the spoil that they took rescued. Although the Davisons and other Tevidales that last week took the town and prisoners at Prengwik are prisoners let home on surety, and servants to Angus and George Duglasse, they seem to be chief procurers of these raids. If these Davisons and others prisoners were called to their entry it would cause much quietness.
Pp. 4. Add. Endd. : 1543.
17 July.
Ib. f. 104. Hamilton Papers, No. 411.
904. Parr to Suffolk.
At this hour of 6 p.m., received a letter from Sir Wm. Eure purporting that an espial, who was yesterday at 4 p.m. in Edinburgh, says that, on Thursday, (fn. 5) the Cardinal intends to be at Edinburgh or Lithcoo with a great power; and that Angus expects the Humes of the Marse, Carres of Tividale and lord of Bukclewgh to take the Cardinal's part, and has, therefore, sent to the baronries of Bugcle and Cowdingham to join him in Edinburgh to-morrow forenoon. Warkeworthe, 17 July. Signed.
. 1. Add. Endd. : 1543.
17 July.
Add. MS. 32,651 f. 99 Sadler State Papers, I. 236.
905. Sadler to Henry VIII.
Wrote that eleven sail of the French ships lay behind the May. This day are come into Leith and Burntisland seven sail of them so beaten that they cannot keep the seas. They say that Englishmen afore Lastoffe at Orford Nasshe so dressed them, supposing the Queen and Cardinal to be on board of them. They lost six or seven sail of their company and know not whether they are taken or escaped; and those here are so beaten that they cannot go to the seas within a fortnight, especially their greatest ship the Sacker, of Diep, in which are said to be some Englishmen who leaped on board and remain prisoners. This evening Angus and Maxwell, who arrived to-day, tell Sadler that great assemblies are made by the Cardinal and Huntley in the North, Argyle and Lennox in the West, and Bothwell, Home and Balcleuch on the East Marches; so that the Governor knows not which way to turn first. The Governor sent them to devise with Sadler to remove to Temptallon for safety; and he is resolved to go thither with them, the malice of the people here towards all Englishmen being so great. The Governor being in the town, as Sadler walked with some of his folks in a garden at the back of his lodging, some one shot a half hake at them and missed one of his men by not four inches, besides other "despiteous" parts which their people have played. Angus has subscribed the articles of the device (fn. 6); and Maxwell says that, on receipt of them by his son, he signed and returned them. The rest are not here. Still cries upon the Governor and other friends to look to the surety of the young Queen; which they say they will do, but the Governor will not be induced to remove her to Edinburgh. Edinburgh, 17 July. Signed.
. 3. Add. Endd. : 1543.
*** The above is noted (with corrigenda for the text of Sadler State Papers) in Hamilton Papers, No. 409.
18 July.
Dasent's A.P.C., 156.
906. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Otelande, 18 July. Present :—Russell, Hertford, Admiral, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget. Business :—Proclamation (fn. 7) devised and declared that no man repairing to London or dwelling there should have access to the Court. Letter written to Mr. Myll and others to despatch certain Frenchmen, 10 or 12 of them reserved.
18 July.
R.O. Leland's Coll. I. II. 678.
907. Dr. Gwent.
Henry VIII.'s licence to his chaplain, Ric. Gwent, who "for divers infirmities which he hath in his head cannot conveniently without danger be discovered of the same," to wear his bonnet in the King's presence. Oteland, 18 July, 35 Hen. VIII. Signed at the head. Seal gone.
Parchment. Endd. :
"The licence for a bonnet for Dr. Gwent."
R.O. 2. Modern copy of the preceding.
P. 1.
Harl. MS. 7047, f 42. B.M. 3. Another modern copy.
P. 1.
18 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 106. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 412.
908. Suffolk and Tunstall to the Council.
Enclose two letters of the lord Warden, one of Sir Thos. Wharton, one of Sir Wm. Eure, and one of the captain of Norrham; also three letters from Mr. Sadleyr (one to the King, which they perused and sealed) just received. All indicate imminent trouble in Scotland. Yesternight the ambassadors of Scotland supped with Suffolk. They said they would with speed go about all the things concluded, and seemed to think the unquietness on the Borders would cease when the peace was proclaimed. They would be at Edinburgh on Sunday next, and to-night at Newcastle; but Sadleyr's letters arrived six hours after they had left. Ask what to answer if the Governor demand aid in men or money (which is not promised in the treaty); for the treasure here will scantly serve for defence if the Scots continue these incourses. Last month's account sent up by Mr. Uvedale, since which another month is gone, will show that little remains. Beg them to learn the King's pleasure in this, and also what shall be done if the rebels of Scotland annoy his subjects.
Enclose letters of Mr. Shelley's, with three testimonials brought to him by the man of Norway, showing that the goods detained by Woodhouse are his, not Scottishmen's; which man of Norway is now returned and demands the goods. This morning arrived three fishermen of Skarburgh for a passport into Scotland to Lythe to pass the ransom of themselves and 14 companions taken by the 16 Frenchmen of Deepe, who broke nine of their fisherboats and bade them pay their ransom at Lythe by a day, or else pay the double at Deepe. The fishermen showed the Admiral's writing for this, who was sore hurt with many of his company, having been set upon by six English ships, and fought with a whole day, until the coming of the rest of the fleet made the English fall off. They had taken the great boat of the Mynyon, and the Admiral's ship (fn. 8) had two tops broken; and they went into Scotland for victual because the King's fleet lay in their way home. They had taken many Flemings, who expected to be rescued because the Emperor had a great fleet at sea.
Suffolk has written to Glencarne and Douglas, at Newcastle, the news from Sadleyr; advising them to make the more speed. Darnton, 18 July. Signed.
. 3. Add. Endd. : 1543.
18 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 108. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 413.
909. Suffolk to the Council.
Encloses a letter from the Governor of Scotland to Glencarne and Douglas. Yesterday died Sir Reginald Carnaby who had the office of Langley, Nthld., being in the King's gift, and the stewardship of Hexham, in the abp. of York's. Is informed that these offices are very expedient for the keeper of Tyndall and Ryddysdale to have. Darnton, 18 July. Signed.
. 1. Add. Endd. : 1543.
18 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 112. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 414.
910. Parr to Suffolk.
News, from a Scottish man of credit, that the Cardinal is appointed, with all his strength, to be at Edinburgh on Saturday next, together with Argile, Morreye, Huntleye, Lennox and all the noblemen beyond the water; and likewise Bothwell and Bucclough, whom the late King could never agree; but now the Cardinal has agreed them, and also Bothwell and Larde Johnston. The lairds of Sesfurthe, Mark Carre and all the Carres, Bucclowgh, Johnston and Hume and all the Humes are now with the Cardinal, and have sent Dande Carre of Litleton to raise all their strengths to join them. John Charterhous, Angus's most trusted servant, who killed the laird of Craggye's brother, on Tuesday last revolted to the Cardinal. One day since Sunday last, the Carres and Humes were all day with the Governor and Angus and at night stole over the water to the Cardinal. Eight ships came into Scotland on Monday last, which had sore battle by the way and took an English ship. In one of them the Admiral and 60 men are sore hurt. Perceives that the Scots have intended deceit towards the King's proceedings, which now begins to appear; and suspects that Glencarne and Douglas pause and pass the time by the way in order to hear how matters go in Scotland. Warkwourthe, 18 July. Signed.
. 2. Add. Endd. : 1543.
18 July.
911. Sir Edw. Wotton (for Lord Maltravers) to Henry VIII.
Received his command, first by the Surveyor and then by Sir Thos. Seymour, not to take the 300 men appointed to the defence of the low country and marshes, without putting others in their place. Had himself intended this, and so wrote to Mr. Deny. Seymour says that the King declared to him that there were 9,000 men of war here, enough to furnish the Emperor's aid and leave the low country and other parts provided. Here are only 7,000 men (including 2,000 labourers), not enough for that aid and provision both. Seymour said he was sure the King would keep his promise to the Emperor, and desired Maltravers to complete the number of the aid with those that should have remained for the defence of the country here. Will therefore, if Sir John Wallop depart before the King's resolution in this arrives, supply his number with those bestowed in the low country, which will then lie open to the French; and begs the King to provide for its safeguard. Calais, 18 July.
Conclusion in Sir Edw. Wotton's hand : "Forasmuch as the lord Deputy is at this present diseased of the small [pokkes, b]y reason whereof he would in nowise subscribe any letters that should come to your Highness, he hath therefore required me, Edwarde Wotton, to subscribe my name hereunto. Your Majesty's most bounden and obedient servant, Edwarde Wotton."
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : "Sir Edward Wotton, in the name of my lord Deputy of Calais, xviijo Julii 1543."
18 July.
R.O. St. P., III., 478.
912. Sir Ant. St. Leger to Henry VIII.
Odonell has now come to Dublin, where he remained ten or twelve days, the earl of Tyrone also being there; and the Council has taken order between them, and clearly discharged them from any rule over the captains of the North except those within their own countries of Tyrone and Tyreconnell, as appears by copy of the order sent herewith. Gives a high estimate of Odonell, who promises to visit the King next year. Although he restored the bearer, his eldest brother, to the room of tanist, the bearer insisted on going to thank the King. Thinks he fears that Odonell will sue to have his lands to him and his successors, to which his brethren would be loth to agree. Wishes he was as wise as he is honest and faithful. Has hitherto entertained him as a soldier here. Will write when the King's servants leave with hawks. Kilmagnan, 18 July 35 Hen. VIII. Signed.
. 2. Add. Endd.
19 July.
Dasent's A.P.C., 156.
913. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Otelande, 19 July. Present : Russell, Hertford, Admiral, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget. Business :—Passport signed for John Bright, merchant of the Stilliard, to repair to France for recovery of a ship of his.
19 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 114. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 415.
914. The Privy Council to Suffolk.
Have received his of the 15th, with three letters and a schedule of Sir Ralph Evers "touching the challenge between him and the Cardinal of Scotland, (fn. 9) " and the letters of Sir Thos. Wharton to my lord Warden. The King takes Sir Ralph's courage in good part; and, albeit he thinks the Cardinal will never come to it, Sir Ralph shall follow it according to the schedule; and if the Cardinal make courtesy as to the place the King would, "rather than he should so slip," wish it done in Edinburgh. The King is pleased with Wharton's letters. Maxwell and his son, whose writings mentioned by Wharton are received, may at all times resort into England without safeconduct. Touching the coming in of him or his son as one of the hostages for the marriage, the King would rather have others not so assured to him (and Maxwell is yet bound to his ransom, which matter shall not be determined until the hostages are laid), and thinks Maxwell "may well shift himself for this time and help to get such of th'other sort as be meet accordingly."
Draft in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 3. Endd. : Mynute to the duke of Suff., xixo Julii 1543.
19 July.

915. Isle of Jersey.
Petition to the King by the inhabitants of Jersey, setting forth that whereas he, his father, and Edward IV., allowed them to use certain Roman privileges and letters (and granted them safeconducts by which trade was continued, the Isle put in more surety and many English merchants enriched, without detriment to the King's wars) they have no longer any trust in the said Roman letters; and, considering the smallness of their island, which contains but 12 parishes, placed upon a rock in the sea, within sight of their enemies and far from succour, they beg that the merchants, both English and French, may freely trade as in other wars; whereby, through servants of the earl of Hartford, their governor, and others, the King may learn many secrets. Sealed with the Seal of the King's Jurisdiction, by the Bailiff and Jurats, 19 July 35 Hen. VIII.
French, pp. 2. Seal very broken. Add. at head.
2. Petition to the earl of Hertford by the inhabitants of Jersey for the King's permission to trade with Normandy and Brittany in the war time, as during former wars; for the towns there (several named) are their nearest market and without that trade they cannot pay the annual dues for the support of the garrison, especially as Hertford has increased the number at the castle. Hope thereby to learn useful secrets and also benefit the customs of Hampton, Poole, &c., and strengthen themselves to maintain their allegiance, which they have kept since the time of William the Conqueror, for they would rather die English than live French. Sealed with the seal of Jurisdiction, by the Bailiff and Jurats, 19 July 35 Henry VIII.
French, pp. 2. Headed : "A tresnoble seigneur, Monsr le Conte de Hertford, Grand Chamberlain d'Angleterre, capitaine, garde et gouverneur de l'isle de Jersey." Seal broken.
19 July.
R.O. St. P., IX., 448.
916. Mont to Henry VIII.
Three days ago the magistrates received notice that the Emperor would arrive at Spires on the 22nd. He will not tarry many days; for preparation is already made for him at Mayence. He brings 4,000 Spanish foot, 3,000 Italian and 1,500 light horse. There is rumor of some to follow him; and hereabouts are conscribed for him 40 standards of foot under the Margrave of Mis and lord of Lira, which will be about 17,000. The number of horse is not known, and horses are scarce. Duke Maurice, the Landgrave's son-in-law, and Margrave Albert were each to bring 2,000 horse; but Maurice excused himself, and the writer hears that no prince of Germany will accompany the Emperor. It is doubtful whether the Emperor goes against France or the duke of Juliers; but that the ordnance is shipped here for Cologne seems to indicate Juliers.
The Turk entered Hungary, 25 June, and burnt some towns. It is rumored that he has besieged Gran. The Emperor sent 4,000 Spaniards to Vienna, and the Roman Bishop will send Italians. Nurnberg city and the Fuccers have each sent Ferdinand 500 foot.
The Protestants are holding a Diet at Smalcald, and will apparently do nothing for the Emperor without an assurance of peace. The Imperial cities have met at Frankfort. Knows not what will be the outcome of these meetings, but fears the Papists and bishops will prevent any good being done, and that this war may spread. Commissioners of both Catholics and Protestants are now here to view and reform the judgment of the Chamber, but as they have differed, from the outset, the case is deferred to the Emperor's coming. Spires, 19 July 1543.
Lat., Hol., pp. 3. Add. Sealed. Endd.
20 July.
Dasent's A. P. C., 156.
917. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Otelande, 20 July. Present : Russell, Hertford, Lisle, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget. Business :—Letter written to Sir John Baker to send Turnour, a priest dwelling about Canterbury, to the Court.
At another meeting, the same day, no business recorded.
20 July.
Huth Library Catalogue, V I. 696.
918. Katharine Parr to Lord Parr.
It having pleased God to incline the King to take her as his wife, which is the greatest joy and comfort that could happen to her, she informs her brother of it, as the person who has most cause to rejoice thereat; and requires him to let her sometimes hear of his health as friendly as if she had not been called to this honor. Given at my lord's manor of Otelands, 20 July 35 Hen. VIII.
Add. : well-beloved brother, the lord Parre, lord Warden of the Marches.
20 July.
R.O. St. P., V. 321.
919. Wriothesley to Parr.
Encloses a letter from the Queen, his gracious lady and kind sister; and doubts not but that he will thank God and frame himself to be "more and more an ornament to her Majesty." Oteland, 20 July, 11 p.m.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Warden of the Marches.
20 July.
Spanish Calendar, VI. II., No. 186.
920. The Council With the King to Chapuys.
Acknowledge receipt of a letter from the King of the Romans. Grafton, 20 July 1543. [This date, though precise, is certainly erroneous, as the King was not at Grafton, but at Oatlands, on the 20th July 1543. The year is probably 1541, and the letter from the King of the Romans that written from Regensburg on the 1 July. See Vol. XVI. No. 952.]
Original at Vienna.
20 July.
R.O. St. P., V. 323.
921. Suffolk and Tunstall to [Parr].
Where they wrote to the King of the challenge between Sir Ralph Eure and the Cardinal, the King takes Eure's courage in good part, and albeit he thinks the Cardinal will never come to it, Eure is to follow it according to the schedule. If the Cardinal make courtesy upon the place; rather than he should slip, the King would have it done in Edinburgh. Darnton, 20 July.
Pray him to forward a letter to Sadler, and two other letters which came from London with this post, to Berwick. Signed.
.—Your lordships must write to Mr. Eure to see this letter conveyed to Mr. Sadleyr, who, if the Governor has left Edinburgh, is at Temptallon, or else is with the Governor in Edinburgh. Suffolk would be glad to know what was done last Wednesday betwixt Sir Ralph Eure and Clement Crosier touching the challenge.
P. 1. Fly leaf with address lost.
20 July.
Lambeth MS. 608, f. 25.
922. Ireland.
Deed by which Ricardus Thomæ Mauricii Fitz Thomas de Gealdings (sic), lord of Bally Kerok, intails certain lands in Waterford and Limerick to his son Maurice and the heirs male of his body, with contingent remainder to his son Philip in tail male, afterwards to Gerald his son, in tail male, and afterwards to Sir Thos. Butler, baron of Cahir Duneske, also in tail male, with further remainder to Peter Edmund Butler, also in tail male. 20 July, 35 Henry VIII.
Modern copy, pp. 2.
20 July.
R.O. St. P., V. 321.
923. Sadler to [Parr].
Perceives by his letters of 17 July the misdemeanour of the wardens of Scotland, with their delays of redress, shooting of meetings and continual raids into England. As Sadler lately wrote to the King, the Cardinal has stirred almost the whole realm against the Governor; and has procured Bothwell, Hewme, Buckleugh, Sesford, and the Carres to stir mischief on the Borders to break the peace between the realms; which the Governor cannot yet remedy. Advises, as heretofore, that the Scots who make attemptates be paid back two for one; so, always, that the offenders suffer and not the good men. Thinks Parr will please the Governor if he give Bothwell and the rest something ado at home, so that they may be less able to "execute their malice against him." Where Sesfourthe excuses his breaking his day of meeting by the Governor's sending for him; the Governor denies having sent for him. Here is great appearance of rebellion, the Cardinal, Argile, Lenoux, and Huntley on the one part, and the Governor, Anguyshe, Cassells, and Maxwell on the other; but Sadler's own fantasy is that, for all their brags, they will not fight.
P.S.—The joyful tidings in Parr's other letters of the 19th have revived his troubled spirits. Rejoices both for Parr's sake and for the whole realm, "which now with the grace of God shall be stored with many precious jewels." Thanks him a thousand times for those tidings and for his other news. Edenburgh, 20 July. Signed.
. 2. Fly leaf with address lost.
20 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 116. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 416.
924. Parr to Suffolk.
Yesterday at the passing of Glencarne and the Scots' ambassadors, conferred with them of the delay of justice by the wardens of Scotland, the raids into England, the disobedience of the Scots to their Governor and the strength of the Cardinal. They thought the raids into England would cease when the peace was published; and, as to the manifest non-ability of the Governor and strength of the Cardinal, they would not believe but that those whom the Cardinal had acquired to himself on this side the water would deceive him and stick with the Governor when it came to the pinch. When persuaded that the Governor is far the weaker party, they said that, if the Governor proved unable to resist the Cardinal and his adherents, the King's pleasure was that aid should be levied here and sent to him and the King's friends. Warned them that, albeit such were the King's pleasure, he would not do it without the King's command or Suffolk's. Spoke with them to consult with the Governor and Angus and send Parr the names of their friends on the Borders, that in all actions against offenders these might be favoured. Glencarne privately told Parr that he had spoken with Sir Ralph Eure to find means to speak with the lord Buckclough and Mark Carre, who might be drawn to the King. Has written to Sir Ralph to appoint a "day of truste" with Buckclough for this purpose; and intends himself to send for Mark Carre, who is yet with the Cardinal.
Encloses copies of a letter of Sir Wm. Eure, declaring the report of two espials, and of a letter from lord Hume to Eure, in which "he writeth as one that were determined to nothing less than justice." Warkwourthe, 20 July.
P.S.—Herewith another Scottish bill of news received this morning from the Captain of Norham.
Copy, by Suffolk's clerk, pp. 3. Endd. : Copie of my l. Parr's lettres.
20 July.
R.O. [Spanish Calendar, VI. II., No. 204.]
925. The Queen of Hungary to Chapuys.
The servant of the King of the Romans has delivered her the King of England's letters, who writes that he will cause 40,000 ducats to be delivered to her commissioners in Antwerp, to be sent to the King of the Romans. Sent thereupon to the court-master of the English merchants for the money, who declared that he had no charge to deliver it. As the said secretary (sic) desires to return to his master, she requires Chapuys to solicit that the money may be consigned to be counted in Antwerp, and she will make diligence to consign it to Augsburg or Nuremberg. Chapuys knows the importance of the affair.
The French, after having failed [at] the town of Bins, will move their camp from Marolles, she knows not whither. The count de Reulx has advertised her of the landing of 5,000 English foot and 600 horse; which she has ordered him to send towards Hainault to resist the enemies, delaying the enterprise against Monstreul until it is seen what the enemies will do. The Clevois, after taking Amerffort have staid thereabouts doing nothing, being it is said, in want of money. Has sent the Prince of Orenges against them, who, two days past, arrived at Utricht, 3 leagues from Amerffort.
You will do well to send us the duplicate of your declaration to the French ambassador when the King caused the defiance to be made to him (fn. 10); and also to notify what the King has done about the agent of the duke of Cleves resident in his Court. Has had some notice that the ships of war of Flanders and Zealand have joined the English in pursuit of those of France who went towards Scotland. Would like to know if he has any certain knowledge thereof. The duke of Holstein has some ships ready to come hither or towards Scotland, wishing to make his brother king of Scotland by means of certain of the French party.
French, pp. 2. Modern transcript of a Vienna MS. headed : Minute, a l' ambassadeur d' Engleterre du xx. de Juillet 1543.
20 July.
R.O. [Spanish Calendar, VI. II., No. 187.]
926. Charles V. to Chapuys.
Chantonay arrived to-night with Chapuys's letters of the 15th inst., upon which, and upon Chantonay's report, he can write nothing (except that all seems very good) until answer comes from the Queen his sister to what he lately wrote to her by the Sieur de Falaix, and until certified of the arrival of the English horse and foot whom the King sends to the Low Countries. Expects it at his coming to Spiere, within five days; and meanwhile makes diligent provision to pass from thence with his army in order. Ulme, 20 July 1543.
French, p. 1. Modern transcript from Vienna.


  • 1. Thursday, 12 July 1543.
  • 2. Doubtless Stephen a Haschenperge.
  • 3. 14 July.
  • 4. Mark Kerr.494.
  • 5. July 19.
  • 6. No. 835.
  • 7. See No. 887.
  • 8. The Sacre of Dieppe. See Nos. 849, 867, 905.
  • 9. The Editor of the Hamilton Papers has misread an interlineation here and made it appear that Wharton's letters were "to my lord Warden of Scotland."
  • 10. See No. 754.