Henry VIII: July 1543, 21-25

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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 1543, 21-25

21 July.
Dasent's A. P. C., 156.
927. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Otelande, 21 July. Present : Russell, Hertford, Lisle, Winchester, Westminster, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget. Business :—Robert Cowley, having been long prisoner in the Fleet, confessing his fault and desiring pardon, was released upon recognisance (cited) not to repair to Ireland without licence, &c.
21 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 133. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 417.
928. Henry VIII. to Arran.
Sir Ralph Sadleyr, our ambassador, has written of the "displeasure intended by some persons towards you," and your determination to withstand and punish them, and to perform all things which have passed between us. Commends his courage and discretion; and has written to Sadler to declare his (Henry's) advice.
Draft in Wriothesley's hand, p. 1. Endd. : Mynute to therle of Arren, xxjo julii 1543.
21 July.
929. Suffolk and Tunstall to [Parr].
Have received his letter of the 21st, with Sir Wm. Eure's letter and the copy of a Scottish letter (returned herewith). Think that he did right to restore the goods and men of lord Wedderburne, according to Sir George Douglas's desire in his letter to Suffolk, which Parr did well to open. Enclose a letter to Sadleyr to be sent with all speed to Sir Wm. Eure, with charge to see it safely conveyed, "for it toucheth the proclamation of this peace late concluded, to know what the Governor will do in it in this troublesome time." Darnton, 21 July. Signed.
P.S.—Pray send us the copy of the treaty of matrimony, for your servant that had it to write has not yet sent it again.
P. 1. Flyleaf with address lost.

Add MS. 32,651, f. 123, B.M.
930. Scotland.
A memorandum apparently of letters to be written by the King, viz. :—
"To the Governor : to rejoice of his doings; with credence. (fn. 1) "To Master Sadleyr : to declare what he (fn. 2) should do, being chosen, &c.; for his assistance; for the ships; for the Borderers; for Sterling; to keep on this side; to bestow the child. (fn. 3)
To my lord of Suffolk : to put the Borders in order; for the Davisons. (fn. 4)
To my lord Maxwell."
In Wriothesley's hand, p. 1.
21 July.
R.O. St. P., IX. 450.
931. Wotton to Henry VIII.
Toyson, the herald, commonly called Faleis, whom the Regent sent to the Emperor, is returned saying that he never saw the Emperor more lusty, and that he comes with all his army 5 or 6 Dutch miles a day and will be at Spyre to-morrow; where boats and plates (pieces of timber bound together) are prepared to bring the army by water. The Emperor brings of Overlanders 42 ensigns, making 18,000 footmen and 2,000 horsemen, besides 4,000 Italians and as many Spaniards, footmen. Faleis says that they may come down from Spyre to Coleyn in three days; but the Regent says (according to De Courrieres) that the Emperor is not yet resolved whether to begin with the duke of Cleves, or, at Covelentz, to turn into the Moselle and enter France by Luxenbourgh, or to come straight hither.
The French king [has departed] from Maroles, burning it and all the country and dividing his army part towards Moson and Mesieres and the Champaigne frontier, and part towards Artois to watch for Henry's men. Martyn van Roshem at Amersfort demands 100,000 guldens and has sent for empty carts, presumably to carry off goods. The Regent has these two days had no word of the Prince of Orenge, who is supposed to be about some secret enterprise at Utrecht. The tale of the great navy of the Danes has cooled; and De Bure is prepared to defend Fryselond. Lately at Amstelredam in Holland arrived 3 ships of Sweden, saying that 3 more shall follow, and that they saw no cause why they, as merchantmen, should not traffic there although "he that nameth himself king of Swede be the Emperor's enemy," for they do not take him as king.
"They have news here that Barbarossa, coming towards France, hath refreshed his navy at Hostia, where, by the commandment of his brother the bishop of Ro[me]. . . . . fe. . . . . . . w]ell entertained; whereat they wonder much h[ere]. . . . . . . . . . . . but I tell them that they are the more to blame so to do, [for it standeth] with all reason that the Turk and the Bishop of Rome, being both of one mind and purpose and both going about one thing, that is to destroy the Christian Faith, should love like brethren and help each other. The which my saying maketh them grin rather than laugh." Bruxelles, 21 July 1543.
Hol., pp. 2. Mutilated. Add. Endd.
21 July.
932. De Sarrnay to Mons. De Ruurie(?).
Barbe Rousse arrived at the Isles yesterday with 110 galleys and 50 other vessels. Our 25 galleys were ready to leave. Nothing that historians have written was ever so triumphant as the salutation between them and the Tour d' If and the town, which lasted two hours. To-day about 4 o'clock Barberousse arrived at the port with 30 galleys and was received by Mons. d' Anguyen, Mons. de Grignain and the Count de 1' Anguillaire. The artillery saluted for two hours and Mons. de Grignain gave a supper at the King's lodging. Describes how they sat at table and how the hall was draped. Flesh was served although it was Saturday, "quy a este cause que Monsr. d' Enghuien a souppe deux fois et ne a poinct vollu boire de vin." Describes how he saw Barberousse return on board, heard him speak with Mons. d' Anghuien, through captain Polyn's interpreter, and how the French here call the Turks "germani" or as it were brothers. "Ledict Barberousse estoit habillie dune grandt robbe de taffetaf bleu brochiet d'or, avecq son grandt turban et une petitte plume noire; sa tunicque dessoubz de sattin cramoisy. Homme est il de petitte stature, bien gros, et la barbe toutte blanche, resamblant a la medaille qu'en a Monsr. le Bailly, choulz de laquelle je me suis bien souvenu, fors quil a ung peu le visaige plus ample. Entre dedens sa gallere je veys trois josnes beaulx paiges bien abilliez. L'un luy deschaignyt sa chainture, l' aultre luy osta sa robbe et l'aultre une grande chainture quil avoit." Describes Barbarossa's galley. This town is full of Turks, who behave well. Goes to-morrow in the provost of Capput's galley to the Tour d'lf to see the rest of the army, which there awaits the coming of Captain Pollyn, although Barberousse says he has a great mind to avenge the treason of them of Nixes, and destroy them all. I do not yet know if we will go with them. We will be counselled by Mons. de Grignan. Begs him to show this to Mons. de Gervosse. Saturday, 21 July, at Marceilles.
French, pp. 2. Headed : Coppie. Begins : Mons. de Ruurie (?)
22 July.
Dasent's A.P.C., 157.
933. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Otelande, 22 July. Present : Russell, Hertford, Lisle, Winchester, Westminster, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley, Paget. Business :—Letter written to the sheriff of Devonshire to put John Halleswell in possession of certain lands in Yalmeton, Ermington and Brixton, Devon, usurped by Ric. Stroode, and to charge Stroode to repair to the Council on 15 Oct. next.
[*** From this, until the 10th May in the year 1545, the register of the Privy Council is missing.]
22 July.
934. The Privy Council.
Modern abstract of the First Book (fn. 5) of the Privy Council register, which records the proceedings of the Council from 10 Aug. 1540, to 22 July 1543.
In an Eighteenth Century hand, pp. 242.
R.O. 2. Brief notes in a still later hand from the above and later registers of the Council down to the year 1567.
Pp. 29.
22 July.
Add. MS. 32,651 f. 124. B.M. Sadler State Papers, I. 238.
935. Henry VIII. to Sadler.
Perceives by his letters of the 16th, the perplexed state of that realm and the determination of the Governor; for whose comfort (besides already writing to Suffolk to send Sadler 1,000l., to be delivered as a token) the King writes as in the copy herewith. Sadler, for his credence, shall declare :—1. That the King is glad to understand how prudently he (the Governor) prepares to withstand the rebellion of the Cardinal and his complices and to put the young Queen in surety; "which is the mark they shoot at," thinking that with her in their hands they may govern the realm. 2. Besides the token now sent, the King will, upon timely warning, help him like a true friend to him and that realm; but, seeing that all the nobles chose him Governor, he should (having experience by the Cardinal and others what it is to give scope to such as are bent against him) bestow such as come in his hands where they can do no hurt, and, meanwhile, proclaim them traitors. 3. Thinks that he should not hazard himself by passing the water to give the rebels battle, but he must take Stirling, so as to be master of the passage and of all on this side. 4. Where he desires Henry to be content for a time "though the Borderers do not as becometh them"; Henry will, with his permission, so chastise them that he may plant others in their places, and has written to Suffolk and the lord Warden to prepare; to whom Sadler shall write the Governor's determination. 5. Sadler writes that eleven of the French ships lie now in the May. The whole sixteen, in returning to France, were encountered by six of the King's ships, who took two of them, and had taken the admiral and more of them if they durst have tarried. These eleven plied again into Scotland, and the other three are not since heard of. If the Governor think it good, Henry will send his navy to take them, which will discourage the French party; but his navy must be permitted to pursue them into Leith, and be helped with victuals if necessary. If this will not be granted, Sadler must send word, at least a week before they depart, that they may be laid for by the way. 6. The Davisons on the West Borders, many of whom belong to Angus and his brother, have lately made incursions. Sadler shall declare this to Angus and his brother; reminding them that if their friends are the first breakers of the peace men might think that they themselves were not sincere. To the Governor Sadler shall press the above points touching the Borderers, the punishment of whom, that is, of his opponents who procure these incourses, will make them retire home and so weaken their party. 7. If matters grow to such extremity that the young Queen shall be removed from Linlithgow, Sadler shall urge the Governor, Angus and Douglas to remove her to Temptallon; and in any case to seclude the old Queen from her, for this conspiracy must have been by the old Queen's consent, and she will doubtless attempt the like again. 8. The Governor, Angus and other friends are to be advised, first, to put the strongholds in sure custody for the benefit of the obedient party who have concluded this peace; and if it come to the fight the Governor should, albeit it is their custom to alight all on foot before joining battle, preserve 1,000 good men on horseback to "stand still in a wing or stale till the forces be joined, and then to enter freely upon the rebels." Oatland, 22 July 35 Hen. VIII.
Draft corrected by Wriothesley, pp. 17. Endd. : Mynute to Master Sadleyr, xxijo Julii 1543.
*** The above is noted (with corrigenda for the text of Sadler State Papers) in Hamilton Papers, No. 421.
22 July.
R.O. St. P., v. 324. Hamilton Papers, No. 388.
936. Henry VIII. to Suffolk.
Has seen his letters of the 18th to the Council, and the letters therewith from Sir Ralph Sadleyr, ambassador in Scotland, the lord Warden of the Marches, Sir Thos. Wharton and others. Encloses copy of his answer to Sadleyr. As it appears "that the Davisons and others, being yet prisoners, have entered into England," their takers shall call them in and so detain them from doing further damage. Writes to Sadleyr to commune with the Governor touching the chastising of the Borderers. Suffolk and the lord Warden shall take order that, if the Governor acquiesce, they may make such as have entered smart for it; for the better doing of which 2,000l. shall be speedily sent. Otlande, 22 July 35 Hen. VIII.
Copy in the hand of Suffolk's clerk, p. 1.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 36. B.M. 2. Draft of the preceding, from which it is printed in the Hamilton Papers.
Draft, pp. 4. Endd. : Mynute to the Du[ke] of Suff., xxijo J[ulii].
22 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 118. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 418.
937. Parr to Suffolk.
This evening Sir Ralph Eure wrote that, on Friday night, sundry men of Jak Musgrave's rule made a spoil in Scotland and killed Thos. Ladlaye, Scottishman, who attempted rescue. As Ladlaye was Angus's tenant and able to make 30 or 40 men, and was then assembling his men to assist Angus, and this attemptate was done without cause given by the Scots, Parr has written to Wharton to apprehend the offenders; and has warned all the deputies that no roads are to be made unless the Scots attempt first, and then only upon the offenders, and not upon them that appertain to the King's friends. It appears, by Sir Ralph's letter and otherwise, that Angus lies in wait for Bothwell's passing to the Cardinal, and that, yesternight, the Governor appointed to fight with the Cardinal in his coming to Litheco.
A Scot, "well acquainted and taken in Scotland, and no less beloved of his words with them that know him in England," has just arrived, saying that, yesterday, in Edinburgh, he saw Bothwell, Hume and their confederates to the number of 1,000 men pass by; and Angus, who had 1,500 ready to fight with them, let them pass without stroke. He says that the Governor's party is not 10,000 to the Cardinal's 30,000, and thinks that the Governor will join the contrary party rather than fight. If they fight and the Cardinal wins, the Humes, Carres and Scottes will be against England. To resist their malice, the garrisons should be renewed on the Borders; and, now that they are forth of their country with most of their manred, an attempt with a small number might do them more displeasure than could be done hereafter with a greater number. Shows his opinion out of zeal for defence of the King's subjects; and begs that in all his proceedings he may have Suffolk's advice. Warkwourthe, 22 July. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : 1543.
22 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 120. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 419.
938. Sadler to Henry VIII.
The Cardinal, Huntley, Lynoux, Argile and Bothwell met on Friday night at Stirling, according to their appointment, and yesternight, at 10 o'clock, with their whole band, 6,000 or 7,000, came to Lithcoo to surprise the Queen; but the house is so fortified with men and artillery that they are yet kept out. Angus and others say that, without treason, they cannot win her, as her keepers are the Governor's most trusted servants and friends. They have lain in the town all this day; but the house is too strong to be won without ordnance. The Governor (who would not be induced to remove her thence) with Angus, Casselles, Maxwell and Somervile, has continued here preparing to resist and repress the rebels. To-night they expect to be 7,000 or 8,000, and to-morrow they will set forward to Lithcoo, to compone matters by policy if possible, or else try battle. This day the earl of Rothers, the lord of St. John's, Sir Adam Otterborn, Sir James Leyrmonth and Master Henry Bennesse (which Lyrmonth and Benese came home yesterday) are sent to bid the Cardinal and his complices declare the cause of their insurrection and disparple their company; for the Governor tells Sadler that he wishes to avoid effusion of blood, but, rather than offend his honor, will fight, and, as he has all this cumber for God's cause and the King's, he trusts the King will aid with money. Told him he should lack neither men nor money, and encouraged him as seemed needful, "for he beginneth a little to droop;" but Angus, Casselles, Glencarne, Maxwell, Somervile and Douglas are of jolly courage and doubt not to have the victory. Had Glencarne and Douglas come home sooner, this inconvenience might have been prevented. This rebellion has been craftily wrought by the Cardinal, and so suddenly executed that the Governor scarcely had time to make his party.
Wrote of certain French ships that came to Lygh and Brent Island, well beaten by some of the King's ships which met them about Orford Nasshe. The Frenchmen brag that the Mineon and the Primerose were both aboard a ship of theirs called the Saker, which beat them both off and slew their captains and many Englishmen, Baldwin Willoughbie being one of the captains. They boast that, as two of the King's best ships cannot better one of theirs of 180 [tons] burthen, they will go home through the Narrow Seas maugre their enemies. Eight sail of them are well appointed, with good artillery; especially the Saker, which, they say, alone put both the Minion and Primrose to the worse, there being such a calm that the others of their company could not come to help her. Seven of their company (for they were 15 in all) they have not seen since. They came at their own charge from Depe to seek the Island (Iceland) fleet of Fleminges, and were restrained by their King from meddling with Englishmen save in self defence; and they have one English prisoner, a poor bricklayer of Essex who was soldier in the Primrose, whom they keep to testify, when they come home, that they began not with the King's ships but only defended themselves. They boast as if they had gotten a victory, but never ship was worse beaten than the Saker is; and in their return home they may be met withal and their pride abated.
Wrote that Angus and Maxwell had subscribed the articles. (fn. 6) Now Casselles and Somervile have also done so. Lirmonth was sent to Lithcoo as soon as he arrived. Edinburgh, 22 July. Signed.
Pp. 4. Add. Endd. : 1543.
22 July.
R.O. St. P., V. 325.
939. Sadler to [Parr].
Encloses letters to the King showing the perplexed state of the realm and the mischief that is now at hand. Anguisshe's friends on the Borders complain of robberies by the King's subjects, as appears by two schedules enclosed. Anguisshe and Sir George Douglas desire him to write to Parr to see them restored, alleging that they have much ado to keep their friends here when Englishmen overrun and rob them at home. Thinks it not amiss to make some restitution; and begs him to order that, in the "acquytall" of the exploits lately done, "consideration be had to the King's friends and such as tender the amity." Edinburgh, 22 July.
Hol., p. 1. Fly leaf with address lost.
23 July.
R.O. St. P., v. 325.
940. Sadler to [Parr].
Here is a great bruit that Englishmen have harried all lord Hume's goods, burnt his houses and left him nothing but his castle, and that he is either departed or ready to depart from Lythcoo, from the Cardinal and rebels there, to revenge the said exploit with all his power. As to the rebellion here; thinks, as he wrote before, that they will not fight. The Cardinal and his complices lie at Lythcoo with 5,000 or 6,000 and the Governor and his friends here with 7,000 or 8,000, not twelve miles asunder, and ambassadors go between them, so that it is thought that, by treaty, they will agree. Prays him to inform my lord Lieutenant. Edinburgh, 23 July.
Hol., p. 1. Fly leaf with address lost.
23 July.
941. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
Since his last, of the 15th, hears that Barbarossa is arrived at Tolon, and Polin gone to the French court, whose return is awaited by the Turkish navy. It will serve the French king more in costs than profit, since Geane, Naples and the rest of the Emperor's dominions are provided. Doria passed Marsilia for Spain on 30 June. Petro Stroci is gone to France with 200 or 500 Italian "scopetiers" on horseback, at great cost. In Piemont the Imperials have stormed a town and slain near 400 Gascons. Guasto is in the fields with a good company. The duke of Ferare gives his daughter in marriage to the Bishop's nephew, with 75,000 cr.; the Bishop giving his nephew Arimini, Fano, and other towns in Romagna with the prefectura of Rome, a thing which has been long in the duke of Urbin's family. The duke of Florence has narrowly escaped being assassinated by a Florentine favourite. Three millions of gold is come from the Indies to Spain. Turks have taken some of Ferdinando's towns in Carinthia. The Turk was approaching Buda. Vienna is provided for. The fame increases of Henry's "great power passing against France." Venice, 23 July 1543.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
24 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 135. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 422.
942. Suffolk and Tunstall to the Council.
The truce expires on the 31st and the peace is not yet proclaimed on the Borders of Scotland; and they doubt whether the Governor, "the rebellion of Scotland during," will proclaim it. Wrote to Sadleyr, six days ago, that, if the Governor would proclaim it where he is obeyed, they would proclaim it on the Borders. As treason may be laid to breakers of the peace proclaimed, this would restrain the evil people from their wildness, but if the truce expire and the peace is not proclaimed both sides will repute it open war. Have no answer yet from Sadleyr. If the Governor proclaim it at Edinburgh or elsewhere, order is taken that it shall be proclaimed on these Borders; but, in case it is not proclaimed in Scotland, they desire instructions speedily. Darnton, 24 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
24 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 137. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 423.
943. Suffolk and Tunstall to the Council.
Forward a letter from Sadler to the King, which they have perused and sealed. Wrote him the effect of the Council's letter for making the present of money to the Governor; and ordered the money to be sent to Berwick to Mr. Shelley, until Sadler should write for it; as it cannot, "in this troublesome time of Scotland," be safely conveyed further than the Border. Enclose copy of a letter of Wharton to the lord Warden with news from his espial, servant to the abbot of Jedwourthe, who is the Cardinal's chaplain. He exalts the Cardinal's party, " in divers points, above the truth," as Sadler's letters show. Darnton, 24 July. Signed.
P.S.—Sadler asked for the truth of the fight with the King's ships of which the Frenchmen brag; but they could write only the saying of the fishermen, who knew nothing but the Frenchmen's report. Would, if they knew the truth, "stop the bruit running abroad of the French and Scottish brags." Pray that all the King's friends in Scotland mean well, to suffer so small a number as 7,000 to besiege the young Queen and send to treat with them. After this 1,000l. is paid to the Governor, and next month's wages to the garrisons, little remains with the treasurer.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : 1543.
24 July.
Add. MS. 32,651, f. 139. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 424.
944. Sadler to Suffolk and Tunstall.
Has received theirs of 22 July, with the copy of letters to them from the Council. Begs them to address the 1,000l. to Berwick, to be in readiness; but, he thinks, these men here will fall to agreement and not fight, notwithstanding their great brags and preparations, and then the Governor will not need the money. The Cardinal, Lenoux, Argile, Huntley and Bothwell with all their force, not past 6,000 men, lie still at Lithcoo, where the Queen is kept in the castle out of their hands. The Governor and his adherents remain here, not past 8,000. Ambassadors go between the parties; first the earl of Rothers, the lord of St. John's, Sir Adam Otterbourn, Sir Jas. Lyrmonth and Master Henry Bennese went to Lythcoo, as Sadler wrote to the King; and, yesterday Casselles, Glencarne, Maxwell and St. John's met, half way, six miles hence, with the earl of Mountrosse, lord Erskyn, the bp. of Orkney and Sir John Cambell of Calder. This morning Glencarne told him that "it is like all shalbe well"; and that the rebels required four petitions, viz., 1, that the young Queen should be, out of the Governor's custody, in the keeping of the lords of the realm as ordered by Parliament; 2, that a Council should be appointed, by which the Governor should act, without following the advice of private persons as he now does; 3, that if the Governor "should decline from that Council" and act by advice of others, he should leave his office of Governor; and 4, that Angus and Douglas should absent themselves from Court until the Cardinal and his complices had been with the Governor and determined these matters. Glencarne says that the first two of these demands are granted and the other two expressly refused, to which "they seem to yield"; and a meeting this day in the same place will conclude it, for otherwise they must fight to-morrow as they cannot keep their company together longer. Glencarne tells Sadler that the Cardinal and his complices seem well content with the treaties of peace and marriage (and not even much offended with the delivery of the Queen at 10 years old, to which Mountrosse and Erskyn have consented); but Douglas and the laird of Brunstone assure him that this rebellion is only to frustrate and annul the peace. The Governor says he will proclaim the peace here to-morrow or next day, and on the Borders ere the month expire. Edinburgh, 24 July, 1543. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Sealed. Endd.
24 July.
Add MS. 32,651, f. 213. B.M. Hamilton Papers, No. 446 (1).
945. Cardinal Beton's Party.
Bond made by the Cardinal and others of Scotland for mutual defence, in case the Governor is persuaded by private persons, "under the umber of the Queen's authority," to "put at" any one of them. The preamble states that, considering how affairs have been evil treated since the decease of the late King, no policy or justice being used and the great affairs between realm and realm handled by suspect persons for their own profit ("quharthrow this realm standis in gret danger to be swbdewit till our awld enymyis of Ingland, and als the persone of our said Soweran Ladye the Quenis Grace and hir moder ar haldyn in captewyte," and their Sovereign Lady in danger of being transported into England, to the danger of the liberty of this realm), the confederates are now convened in Lythkow "for orderyng and pittyng of remaid in ther premissis." Lythkow, 24 July, 1543. Signed : David Carlis Sti Andree : Ra. (fn. 7) Moravien. episcopus : Andreas Candicasie (fn. 8) episcopus : Wm of Dwnblanien : Robert byschop of Orkenay : D. abbot of Cupron. : Thomas commendator Drybrocht : John abbot of Jedworth : Priour Candicasei (fn. 9) : Jo. prior de Pyttynwemen : Alexr priour Pluscarden : George erl of Huntlie : Ard erll of Argyll : Mathew erll of Lennows : Patrick erll Bothwell : John erll Swthyrland : Wm erll Menteht : John lord Erskyn : Wm. lorde Rwthwen : Malcom lorde Flemyng : Wm. lorde Crighton : David lord Drummond : John lorde Lille : George lorde Hwme : Wm. lord Salton : Hew Frsll, M. of Bowet‡ : Wm M. of Forbese : Patrik Haborn : John Campbell of Calder : John Cambel Lun., knyght : Walter Scot of Buckcleugh, kny[cht] : Walter Car of Sesfwrd : Wm Murray of Hillibern (fn. 10) : Marck Ker : John Cwnyngame of Campre (fn. 11) : Robt. Dowglas of Lowchlev[yn] : Waltr Ogilwey of Drumlynges, (fn. 12) knycht : Alexr Dwmber of Cumnock : James Sterling of Keit (fn. 13) : John Rosse of Cragie : James Kennadie of Blayrquhan : John Lisle of Bolqwhan : Wm Edneston of Duntreld : James Graint of Fewchy (fn. 14) : George Gordon of Schewh : John Cochown of Lws : George Baquhannan of that Ilk with my hand led at the pen by me James Lawder, noter publique.
Copy in the hand of Sadler's clerk, pp. 3.
24 July.
R. O.
946. De Roeulx to the Captain of Gravelines.
Yesterday we had news from Mons. de Cambray that the enemies were retiring, but we hear since that they do not stir from the villages of Ores and Castillons. This morning 200 or 300 horse were burning near Denay lez Valenciennes. Some say their camp comes to Heper, some that they retire without doing more. They have somewhat fortified Landresye. Yesterday the Queen wrote that the Emperor was marching in haste, so largely accompanied that when we and the King of England's army are together, De Roeulx thinks, it will be hard to get sufficient victuals, and the two Princes will be able to astonish the French King and his realm.
French. Copy, p. 1. Headed : "Double dungne lettre escripte par Monsr. le Compte du Roeulx a Monsr. de Vendville, capitaine de Gravelinghes, du xxiiijo en Jullet."
R. O. 2. After six weeks the King ought to draw towards Tournay. The Turk has sent him word to make war here and he will hinder the Emperor. The Pope sends the King (sic) of Scotland 30,000 men to aid him against England. The duke of Orleans, Mons. de Vendosme and the Sieur de Waillie, go shortly towards Arras. Mons. du Bies and Foucquesolle are at Boulogne with three ensigns of foot, reckoned at 1,000 men. Ten of his men of arms are at Ardre, ten at Monstroeul and the rest at Boulogne, and they daily expect a siege. "Tout se retire au bois. II seroit heure de faire quelque bonne course et ravir tout le pais." They still maintain that they have no war with the English and that only banished men are going to aid the Emperor. "Nostre homme se recomande humblement en votre bonne grace, et quil fera bonne diligence."
French, p. 1. In the same hand as the preceding.
24 July.
R. O.
947. Alum.
Certificate by the burgomasters, &c., of Antwerp of an oath taken, 24 July 1543, by Diego Ortega de Carion, Diego de Sancta Crux and John Patilla his factor, Spanish merchants in Antwerp, showing that 225 sacks of "white alam of Rome" which should have been consigned to John Jaques, English merchant, in London, were by negligence shipped, 22 March last, to Ant. Mazuello, Spanish merchant in London.
Translation from the French, certified by Thos. Wytton, notary, pp. 3. Mutilated and worm-eaten.
25 July.
R. O. St. P., v. 326.
948. Suffolk and Tunstall to [Parr].
Enclose copy of the proclamation of peace with Scotland, which he must send to his three deputy wardens with command to hearken by espial for its proclamation by the Scots; which known, he may proclaim it. Enclose copy of letters from the King to Suffolk, which may serve for his instruction. Darnton, 25 July. Signed.
P. 1. Fly leaf with address lost.


  • 1. See No. 928.
  • 2. The Governor.
  • 3. See No. 935.
  • 4. See No. 936.
  • 5. This book has been printed in extenso, the first part by Nicolas (Proceedings of the Privy Council, Vol. VII.) and the remainder by Dasent (Acts of the Privy Council, Vol. I. pp. 1-157).
  • 6. See No. 905.
  • 7. A transcriber's error for "Pa" (Patrick).
  • 8. Sic in MS. for "Candidæ Casæ."
  • 9. Hew Fraser, Master of Lovet.
  • 10. "Hillibern" for Tullibardine.
  • 11. "Campre" for Caprington.
  • 12. "Drumlynges" for Dunlugus.
  • 13. "Keit" for Keir.
  • 14. "Fewchy" for Freuchy.