Henry VIII: January 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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January 1543, 26-31

26 Jan. 78. Sir John Dudley, Lord Lisle, Great Admiral.
See Grants in January, No. 27.
26 Jan.
Dasent's A.P.C., 78.
79. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 25 Jan. Present : Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Cheyney, Browne, Wriothesley, Riche. No business recorded.
Meeting at Westm., 26 Jan. Present : as above. Business :—Letter sent to the Council of the Marches of Wales to examine treasons laid to one Ayer, of Droytwyche.
26 Jan.
R. O. St. P., v. 244.
80. Suffolk and Others to the Council.
Met yesternight at Newcastle, finding there the Lord Warden and Mr. Bryan, who have done their devoirs for setting forth the 6 ships "eskipped" here for the wars; but the haven is so frozen that they cannot yet be gotten out. Mr. Bryan will set forth with them towards Holy Eland, and wait there for the rest of the navy, in pursuance of the Council's last letters of the 23rd, received yesternight. It is prudent of the King to make his navy strong enough to encounter the Duke of Guise, who will not venture to Scotland without a great "conserve." Doubtless if the whole navy may assemble in time, viz. the six ships here, the six coming from Hull with Roger Basing (of whom, notwithstanding sundry commandments on pain of death, nothing is yet heard), and the four which, the Council write, shall come out of the Thamys or else the Trinity and Bonadventure which come "from by west," and those from Yarmowthe, they will be strong enough. It should be foreseen that the ships from the Thamys, the West and Yarmowthe are not taken straggling in the seas by the Duke of Guise.
The prisoners of Scotland, and also the Earl of Anguishe, are now in Scotland, and news of their proceedings is hourly expected. The Lord Warden, having taken order with Mr. Bryan for the setting forth of the six ships here, is gone to Berwick, where he may the sooner learn the Scots' proceedings.
Suffolk has made the Lord Warden and the rest privy to his instructions, and they have consulted upon affairs there. The letters mentioned in the said instructions, to be directed to noblemen and others here for the musters, are not yet come. Newcastle, 26 Jan. Signed : Charlys Soffolk : Cuth. Duresme : Wylliam Parr : Rafe Sadleyr : Franssys Bryan.
P.S. in Sadler's hand : A boat sent to Berwick to bring munitions to Holy Eland, being driven back into this haven by a northeast wind, reports that three great ships, Scots, have passed southwards this morning. Have written to Basing to look about for them, and also to the Lord Warden to learn what ships are gone out of Scotland. The Cardinal may be in one of these three ships, so that it were not amiss to hasten the ships out of Thamys to meet them, in case they escape Basing's company.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
26 Jan.
Add. MS. 32,649, f. 104. B. M. Hamilton Papers, 289 (1).
81. Sir George Douglas to Lisle.
Received his writings on the 24th and presented them to the Lord Governor, who desires Lisle to thank the King for showing such favour to this realm, and says that, if sure of quietness with the King, he would put hands on the Cardinal and reform the whole Church as the King has reformed England. He "thinks long" to hear touching the abstinence and the safe conduct for ambassadors. The Governor minds to appoint the writer first in the commission, who will then declare matters to the King at large. Is still in the Governor's favour, and trusts so to continue if the matter he showed Lisle of do no hurt. The prisoners came to Court on Thursday, 25th Jan. Will not be plain with them, for their promise to the King is not "kept counsel"; and therefore, if they write against him to the King, Lisle will please to make his excuse; for he trusts to do better service than they all, but must work as he has begun. Will certify how he perceives the demeanours of the prisoners. Edinburgh, 26 Jan. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : "Sir George Douglas to the Viscount Lisle, xxvj Jarii ao xxxiiijo, sent by Henry Raye."
26 Jan.
R. O.
82. Hier. Capo Di Ferro to Card. Farnese.
. . . The death of the King of Scotland, of which he wrote on the 11th as doubtful, is true; but not that of his wife. He died of his sickness. The French king is very grieved, and will do what is necessary for the preservation of that realm, the government of which has been taken by a Scottish count (fn. 1) "il quale dicono esser homo d'assai," in the name of the wife and daughter. Things between England and that realm stand as they were because this is not the season for war, "ma a tempo novo non credo riposaranno altrimenti." * * * In Sandic vicino Ables (a Bles), 26 Jan. 1543. Signed : Hieronimo Nuntio.
Italian. Modern extract from a Vactican MS., p. 1. Headed : Del Nuntio in Francia al R'mo Sig. Card. Farnese.
27 Jan.
Add. MS. 32,649, f. 99. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 288.
83. The Fleet.
Instructions given to Sir Francis Bryan, Vice-Admiral."
The King has instructed the captain of the Myneon and the ships with him as in the enclosed copy, and desires Bryan to join them in Humber, if the Scots be not passed into Scotland. All the nine sail shall then draw toward Orford Nas, seeing that the Scottish ships slip not by them, and if the Scots are gone into Selonde and ride between Flusshyng and the Rumkyns, they shall go in to seek them; but if the Scots are at Camfere they shall draw northward again and wait. If the Scots are escaped into Scotland, the nine sail shall draw northwards and do the feat which George Reveley will declare.
Draft in Norfolk's hand, p. 1. Endd. Mynute to the Viscount Lisle and Sir Francis Bryan, xxvijo Jarii ao xxxiiijo.
27 Jan.
R. O. St. P..,ix. 275.
84. Bonner to Henry VIII.
Wrote from Valentia, 13th ult., from Valdemoro, 8th inst., and from hence, 14th inst., of things here. As Secretary Joyse, this 27th Jan., came to say that the Emperor, having despatched into Italy, would despatch also into England (probably about these marriages), and offered to convey letters, thinks it his duty to write this. Yesterday Secretary Idiaquez was despatched to Portugal. He carries either the dispensation for the marriages Bonner wrote of or [news] of its expedition at Rome; and yet it was bruited that letters from Rome upon the arrival there of the Duke of Alburquerque were intercepted about Marseilles, together with letters from the Bishop of Rome to this Court. Some think Idiaquez is also to solicit money for this war, see the coasts that way furnished and provide ships at Corunna, Laredo and the ports of Biscay, for which it is said that all ships are stayed. All things sound to war, so that the Emperor if he go not to Italy may be compelled to give better ear to Henry's friendship, which he and his ministers profess to desire. This morning the duke of Alva assembled the "cavallers" of this Court and, declaring that whereas last year the French King took the Emperor by surprise and still continues his attack, commanded them to come on the 28th inst. for their wages, and then put themselves ready to be at Barcelone on Palm Sunday, unless countermanded. Don Alvaro Bazan is captain of 7,000 Spaniards and of the armada in Galizia and Biscay, which (some say) shall go into Flanders. Yesternight was published that the Cardinal of Seville, president of the Courtes de las Indias, is deprived of his office and commanded to dwell upon his archbishopric, and the Bp. of Luego and Dr. Beltran, councillors of that Courtes, deprived and fined. A doubtful report is that the long expected ships from the Indies are arrived at Seville with much gold to help the Emperor in these wars. The Nuncio has bruited, upon his letters from Flanders, that in the victory over the Scots many more Englishmen were slain than Scots; but Bonner's report, in accordance with the Council's letters, is believed. Madrill, 27 Jan. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.
28 Jan. 85. Printing.
See Grants in January, No. 31.
28 Jan.
Dasent's A.P.C., 79.
86. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 27 Jan. Present : Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage, Cheyney, Browne, Wriothesley. No business recorded.
Meeting at Westm., 28 Jan. Present : the above and also Wingfield. Business :—Letter written to the Mayor of Rye, Ph. Chewte and — Fletcher for speedy conveyance of wood to Calais.
[28 Jan.]
R. O. [Spanish Calendar, VI. II., No. 96.]
87. Chapuys to the Queen Of Hungary.
The King arrived in this town four days ago, but Chapuys, who thought to have then repaired to him, was attacked with gout and had to send to the deputies to take his place and give him early notice of the King's resolute answer, adding to other representations the instance which the Emperor and the Queen made for it and the advertisement of Mons. de Grandvelle. Thereupon they spoke with the King and consulted the rest of the Council; and then sent word that Chapuys should have answer in three or four days. Was expecting it yesterday when, towards morning, the Secretary of the Council (fn. 2) came to report that letters had been just received from their ambassador in France stating that the French boasted of having surprised, on the side of Lorraine, a packet of the Queen's going towards Spain, by which they perceived that the Low Countries were in such necessity that, unless promptly provided for, they must be considered desperate; and the French boasted that they would seize the opportunity and hasten their enterprise upon the Low Countries. The King knew that this might be a French contrivance, but he sent it in order that the Queen might be advertised of it—and also, as Chapuys thinks, in order to feel whether the extremity was so great there. Told the secretary, with due thanks, that he held affairs there to be in good state, especially as the subjects were determined to fight to the last (pour mesmement concurrer la roulente des subjects d'employer le tout povr le tout); but, if the Queen had written as the French said, it was but prudent, considering the importance of the affairs and the slowness of the Emperor to provide for them on account of the distance, and the necessity must be great as the Queen had to oppose so many men on so many sides; but if the King would declare himself he would find that the Emperor had not lost heart or power to bring to reason the disturber of Christendom. The Secretary never mentioned the rest, but Chapuys prayed him to help to the answer above said. Has also sent a man for it. Affairs might have a better issue than he lately expected, especially as there is some appearance that the King may without expense obtain the conditions he demands of the Scots, which are much more moderate than the first. Besides his great intelligences within the country, the King will be much aided by the enmity between the Earl of Haren, cousin german of the late King and governor of the Daughter, and the Cardinal, caused chiefly by the Cardinal's affirming that that King deputed three other governors with him, which the Earl maintained to be a lie, since the Cardinal alone knew it. The altercation went so far that the Earl put his hand to his sword, and, for fear of the Earl, the Cardinal, who is all French, may procure to bring into Scotland Mons. de Guyse or some other in his name to take charge of the young Princess and the realm; which will give the Earl occasion to seek assistance here, and Chapuys thinks that he will be given the said government during the Daughter's minority, or absence from the realm in case she come to be married with this Prince, [if?] he will condescend to all conditions, especially to renounce the amity of the French. It seems that, for fear of a French Governor coming thither, many of the chief of the realm will take the Earl's part, especially the prisoners who were here, who are all returned to Scotland save some who have not yet been able to get hostages to take their place.
Forgot to write in his last that in the act passed in La Rochelle the King of France added that he would not treat them so inhumanly as those of Ghent were [treated]. The French ambassador will not leave this so soon as he thought, as his intended successor (fn. 3) is ill. He has been twice this week at Winchester's lodging, where Westminster was; but Chapuys could not learn their communications. Asking the said secretary, yesterday, what their ambassador wrote of war preparations in France, he said he heard only that their courier met divers Almain captains going to Court. Martin vand Rousse left ill content with the French King, who was still more dissatisfied with him, and one of his companions named Planche was arrested.
Had just written the above when the said secretary came from the King with condolences upon Chapuys's indisposition and offer of physicians and medicine (the King praying him to use what he needed without scruple like the principal household servant in his Court) and to say that, desiring much to speak with Chapuys, he had not sent his deputies sooner, but they would be with him to-morrow. The King took in good part what Chapuys told the said secretary, viz., that the delay troubled him most because he saw himself so ill that, unless affairs ended soon, he could not be the minister, and he would regret to die before seeing them completed, doubting that he might be succeeded by one not well grounded in English affairs or well inclined, who might spoil all.
The French Ambassador has to-day sent for audience. Does not know when it will be granted or why it is asked.
French, pp. 5. Modern transcript from a copy at Vienna endorsed 17 (fn. 4) Jan. 1543.
28 Jan.
Add. MS. 32,649, f. 100. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 289.
88. Lisle to Suffolk.
On coming to Berwick, received of Hen. Rale (whom he sent into Scotland) two letters from Arren. Half an hour later a servant of Sir Geo. Duglas brought him a letter from Sir George and another from Arren purporting "th'apprehension of the Cardinal." Encloses these letters, to be sent to the King. The news of the duke of Guise's coming has pricked this matter forward. The Cardinal was taken in the Governor's chamber, sitting at Council. Sir George's servant, Robt. Spence, says that Anguishe and his brother rule about the Governor, and the lords who were prisoners depend upon Anguishe. Spence left Edinburgh last night at midnight; and the Cardinal was to be sent this morning to Deykith, Morton's house, four miles from Edinburgh, to be surely kept. There was a great stir in the Palace upon the Cardinal's taking, and the Queen gave a great shriek; whereupon Anguishe went up to her lodging and showed her "that it was but a false trumping carle that should answer to certain points that he had played;" and therewith she was pacified, "for she had thought the lords had been together by the ears." Spence saw a priest trudge out of the gate as fast as he could with the Cardinal's cross under his arm, and told Anguishe, who answered "Peace, carle, he shall pay better than his cross ere he hath done." Arguile's sudden departure was not because he would not tarry Anguishe's coming, but because the Irishmen in his country mutinied for their wages. The Governor has restored certain lands which the late King took from Arguile, who has in return given up such lands as he had of Anguishe's; and peace is made between them. Asked Spence which of the lords that were here were called most to Council. He replied "In good faith, whilk it please George Duglas, for he maketh all the Council;" but Casselles went oftenest to the Governor's chamber. The lords came to Court with but 40 horses, and none had been to their own houses save Maxwell, whose house lay in the way. They all came to Court together on Thursday last, when George Duglas and the Cardinal were at dinner at Adam Otterburn's house in Edinburgh. No ships have left the Frithe since the ships of war went; but three merchant ships laden with fell, wool and skin are ready to go.
Henry Raie said that George Duglas would send to Lisle for wages of his brother's men and his, and desired wages for 200 more men. Sir George bade Raie say "that th'erle of Arren was a good young man, howbeit that he did find him more rolling upon Friday last than ever he found him," but that Lisle need not write it because he (Sir George) "trusted to find him to his purpose well enough again." Spence says that Anguishe has Teintallon castle again. Sir George bade Raie say "that he found the lords which were prisoners very well inclined toward the King's Majesty yet; what he meant by that I cannot tell.
Coming this day by Holy Island, saw the ordnance from Berwick ready to be put into the ships from Newcastle. Has placed 600 or 700 of the garrison men about Holy Island, to "defend the landing of these gallants" if need be, and furnish the King's ships with fresh archers. To-morrow, will cause Sir Geo. Lawson to set brewers and bakers to provide beer and biscuit.
Suffolk will see that Sir George Duglas, in his letter of the 27th (sic, for 26th), by Raie, writes to Lisle that he mistrusts the prisoners writing to the King against him and that he trusts to do better service than they, but must work as he has begun. Knows not what he means, "for how he hath begun or how he will end God knoweth." Arren's letters sound all upon Church matters and touch no part of the King's purpose. Has written to Sir George, by his servant, as in the copy herewith.
Forgot when with Suffolk to speak of a gentleman who was taken at the great conflict in the West and embezzled away until Lisle had him brought to Alnwick, as my lord of Duresme knows. His name is Steward, laird of Rathsithe, worth 250 mks. a year and "as very a rank Scot as liveth." Ric. Dacres, son of Sir Philip, bought him of a poor man and brought him to Lord Daere's house of Morpeth, where he was privily kept until Lisle had warning of it.
Asks what to answer if Sir George Duglas send for his month's wages, which begin to-morrow, "for they have never an Englishman now in wages," or enquire whether the King will allow him and his brother for 200 more men. Berwick, 28 Jan., at midnight. Signed.
Pp. 6. Add : lieutenant in the North. Endd., ao xxxiiijo
[28 Jan.]
R. O. St. P., v. 253.
89. Drumlangrik to Wharton.
Has received Wharton's sharp writing desiring him to keep his promise made in the porter's lodge and afterwards in the garden. Has been busy setting forth matters which bearer will show, but will come when this business ends, ere Fastren Even. (fn. 5) Will keep his promise. Edynburght, this Sunday.
Hol. p. 1. Add. : To &c. "Sir Thomas Quharton, warden of ye West Marches of Ingland and capetan of Carlell."
29 Jan.
Dasent's A.P.C., 79.
90. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 29 Jan. Present : Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Cheyney, Gage, Browne, Wingfield and Wriothesley. Commission stamped for Thos. Waters, of Lynne, to take up carts and vessels for conveyance of 1,000 qr. of wheat and 4,000 qr. of malt, which he is charged to provide for the garrisons in the North.
29 Jan.
R. O. St. P. IX., 277.
91. The Council to Paget.
Are commanded to report the late conference between the King's commissioners and the French ambassador, treating (as he affirmed, upon a new commission) the marriage of Lady Mary and Orleans and the pensions. The Ambassador, after much communication, stays at this, that, by his instructions, he may not talk of the arrearages until after an agreement for the marriage, and then he may commune of the satisfaction of the remainder not deducted in the lady's dote, and that he may not condescend to less dote than 500,000 crs. or greater dower than Queen Mary had, "who had for her dote, in bargain," 300,000 crs. of which 100,000 crs. was only for reputation and not paid. The Commissioners said it was strange to refuse to speak of the pension first, since he had always been told that it was vain to speak of the marriage unless he first spoke of the pension; and, for the marriage, offered 300,000 crs. provided the dower was the same as Queen Mary had. And whereas the King told the Ambassador at Christmas that, according to Paget's communication with the French King, the difficulty might be removed "if, as the French King would descend, so his Majesty would mount in the assignation of the dote," it was now repeated that although 300,000 is more than was paid with Queen Mary, yet, if the ambassador could agree to a greater dower, the King would assign a greater dote, in order that this treaty might take such effect as to maintain the amity. The Ambassador promised to signify this to his master. In communication, when pressed that the arrears should not only be spoken of but paid whether the marriage took effect or no, to show his private zeal for the matter and without reason, the Ambassador brought forth his instructions and offered to show them, but added, "Why do ye not cause the arrearages to be demanded there by your ambassador?" The King commands them to commission Paget to do so and also to answer objections heretofore made by the French King, instruct him as follows :—
To relieve the French king, when prisoner, the King made a peace with him, dated at More, binding him and his heirs to pay the King 2,000,000 at the rate of 100,000 crs. a year, and afterwards a life pension of 100,000 crs. a year; which was in recompense for 100,000 fr. a year promised to the King by the French king at Arde, although that was not specified in the treaty. That treaty "contained no recompense for the wars for to facilitate the redemption of the French King himself." Afterwards was made a treaty of perpetual peace, confirming the above payments with the addition of certain salt, afterwards commuted to a sum of 100,000 crs. yearly for the King's life and 50,000 crs. yearly to his heirs. At that time the King made a league offensive against the Emperor, to facilitate the delivery of the French King's children, and entered war, contributing 512,000 crs. to the wars in Italy, besides other expenses; upon covenant that if the French King or his heirs failed to observe the perpetual peace the King might challenge his money spent in the wars over and above the other payments. This league was made when the perpetual peace was ratified at Amyas. The French King took peace with the Emperor at Cambray, and agreed to pay 2,000,000 to redeem his children; and the King also took peace, and lent the French King such money as the Emperor owed him, and also gave 40,000 crs. "due unto him upon a precious rich jewel which the Emperor much esteemed," at that time sent by Sir Fras. Bryan to the French King. At which time the French King delivered a writing (copy herewith) signed and sealed, the original of which has now been shown to the Ambassador (and a copy delivered him), which writing contains a plain confession that the King has observed all his obligations in the war, so as the perpetual peace might remain as a plain matter to be observed. This writing contradicts such feigned inventions as to say that the perpetual peace was conditional or the conditions were not observed. Since then Pomeray, when ambassador, procured the King to agree to certain special articles; to which he would not agree but with one special article (copy herewith) providing that no violation or non-observation of those articles should violate or break the perpetual peace.
If, then, the French Council or King would allege such matter as the French King has done in derogation of the perpetual peace, Paget can now show, by their own covenants, that no such matter, even if true, can impair the obligation in the perpetual peace; not forgetting, for the King's honour, to deny such allegation and add that, even if true, it could not, by Pomeray's treaty, prejudice the perpetual peace. If it be replied that the King would thus have all bargains observed to his commodity and himself observe none, Paget may say that he observes all and yet, if "by his ministers or otherwise anything were slacked or omitted," the perpetual peace should not thereby be extinct; for, although not worded as if the King paid for it, the truth is, as the French King's said writing declares, that the King entered war, contributed 512,000 crs. and gave the jewel in contemplation of the perpetual peace. So that, without the consideration of our title to France, the danger of war and these and other expenses confessed in the said writing were sufficient to countervail the surplus which the King has by the perpetual peace over what he had before by the treaty of the More, viz 10,000 crs. in salt and 50,000 crs. to his heirs. The French King, who pays interest, as the Emperor likewise does, knows how much the forbearing of so great a sum for eight years, ["the want whereof thus far grieveth and nearly toucheth his Majesty that his Highness is enforced for want thereof to press so much the more his subjects, whereby their occupying much decayeth, diminisheth, and consequently our profits and casualties much impaired]. (fn. 6) Such a debt ought to be preserved from all allegations and only taken away by full payment or liberal remission.
He shall tell the French King how his ambassador answering "precisely as afore," which the King thinks "no reason can condescend unto," concluded that, albeit the marriage took no effect, the princes should remain friends, without signifying his master's intention about payment of the arrears; and, as this treaty of marriage is stopped by the untowardness of the French King's ministers, require him to order the payment of the said arrears, considering that the duty is so clear, "being, for contentation of his people and posterity, called a pension, but indeed a duty purchased dearly."
The Ambassador was yesterday at Court, when the writers "noted certain things unto him" which Paget shall also repeat to the French King, viz. : (1) how the King's subjects are used at New Haven, as contained in Paget's last letters; (2) how 15 or 16 English ships with wine have been taken in French streams, which ships went to Bordeaux only upon the Ambassador's promise for their safety; (3) how the ship of one Brigges, of London, has been used at Poldavy, as shewn by the copy of his complaint herewith; and (4) how within these five days 12 sail of Frenchmen and Scots chased an English ship beside Wight, and afterwards entered by the Needles into Hampton Water, and there took an English ship laden with salt, which was rescued by the country, but her taker was conveyed away in the night by the rest, who then denied that she was of their company. To the 1st the Ambassador "denied his promise further than for his master's ports," which appear to have been the worst places. To the 2nd he denied the commission or that there was any such captain there. To the 3rd (fn. 7) he pretends ignorance. To the 4th, he brought in two of the pirates who had escaped from the Wight, who denied both the chase and the conveyance of the ship, which they said was a Breton and not of their company. Offered to let him keep the said pirates provided he would see them forthcoming, "yet he refused it and, without reason or regard, departed from us." Paget shall "engreve" this to the French King, adding that if not found offenders they shall be treated as appertains, and if "men of that sort" the King knows well that Francis "would have them to know their lewdness."
Draft in Gardiner's hand, much corrected by Wriothesley and altered throughout from the form of a letter from the King to that of one from the Council, pp. 21. Endd. : Minute to Mr. Paget, xxixo Januarii ao xxxiiijo.
Calig. E. IV. 102. B.M. 2. Original letter of which § 1 is the draft. Dated Westm., 29 Jan. Signed by Canterbury, Norfolk, Russell, Hertford, Winchester, Westminster, Cheyne, Gage, Browne, Wyngfeld, Wriothesley, Bakere and Ryche.
Much injured by fire, pp. 12. Add.
R. O. 3. Deposition of James Rumney, master, Wm. Braye, master's mate, John Grey, John Ruley, Thos. Dyxe, Ant. Symson, Wm. Dawson, Ant. Smythe, Wm. Tylar and Robert Browne, mariners, of the ship called the Anthony Brugges of London.
In Dec. last the said ship sailed from London for South Spain in company with nine other ships until 30 leagues "ahead Ushente; and then, by reason of a great leak that befell in her, sore weather and night season, drawing towards the day," she was driven to leave the other ships and go afore the wind to the nearest land, viz., into Polldavy Bay in Brytayne. There, "being sorgyd," heard that Scottish ships were at Croydon, thereby, and sent to the lord of the soil, Mons. de Nevet, who dwelt six miles off, a present of red herring and cheese, desiring licence to bring the ship into some creek to be amended and also protection against the Scots. He agreed and promised, as ruler there for 15 miles round, to warrant them against the Scots; and the ship was brought into Polldavy creek and moored upon the mainland. After two days, a Scottish ship called the Mary Wylloby came into the creek as near as she could, while two others, the Lyon and the Salmon, surged at the mouth of the creek. Forthwith the Bretons of the town with their boats, landed 60 Scots out of the Mary Wyllowby, which also "shot through the said Anthony and almost break her main mast." Deponents then forsook her and went to Mons. de Nevett, who came with them to the water side and spoke with the captain of the Mary Wylloby, called Carr. Carr showed a sealed writing which De Nevitt read with reverence, and then told deponents that he could not help them against the Scots, because of their authority which he had read; but he would sell them half their ship and goods (ordnance and some victuals excepted) and give them safe conduct for a month to go and find the money. The Scottish captain likewise offered to sell them the other half (ordnance and some victuals excepted) saying that he should have but the half and De Nevett as lord of the soil the other half.
Copy., pp 2. Endd. "Deposition touching Brugges ship of London."
R.O. 4. Confession of "certain mariners" certified by John Hull, customer of Exeter, Humph Colles, and John Charelles, steward of the Stannary under my lord Privy Seal, as made to them, beyond Harfford Bruge, on Wednesday last, 18 (sic) Jan.
That, fearing certain Scotch ships of war, they came into a creek belonging to Poldavy haven, the captain of which haven promised to protect them. Soon after, the Scots came and shot at and boarded them. They appealed to the captain, who came with them to demand why the Scots took "the said English ships," and the Scots showed a licence from the French King, "to take any English ships within any port, creek or place within his dominions." Thereupon the Captain and the Scots shared the goods between them, which belonged to one Brugges, of London. Signed by Hull and Colles.
In Hull's hand, pp. 2. Endd. : "The deposition of John Hull and Wh. . . Colles touching th'English ship at Poldavy."
29 Jan.
R. O. St. P. IX., 284.
92. The Council to Paget.
After delivery of their other letters to the post, the King commanded them to write that the French ambassador here resident is "so wilful, so proud and so glorious," and seems inclined rather to hinder than increase the amity, in not admitting anything but what stands with his own fantasy, that the King wishes it declared to the French King, with a request to have him replaced by another of better inclination. This is to be set forth "plainly."
"Touching Monsr. de Guises going to Scotland with advertisement of the same."
Draft, pp. 4. Endd : Minute to Mr. Paget, 29 Jan. ao xxxiiijo.
Calig. E. IV., 131. B.M. 2. Original letter of which the preceding is the draft. Dated "From . . . . . . . 29 Jan., 4 p.m. Signed by Norfolk, Hertford, Thos. bp. of We[stminster], Sir. Ant. Wyngfeld, Russell, Browne and Wriothesley.
P.S. lost, by mutilation, except the concluding words "[advert]isement with diligence."
Very mutilated, p. 1. Add. : Mr. Paget, the King's Majesty's ambassador resident in France. Endd.
29 Jan.
R. O.
93. John Orwell to Lord Maltravers.
Being master of a boat of Foullsto[ne] now lying at Feccam, had come to Roan and was in the same lodging as a gentleman of the French Court and a priest, a great beneficed man, who, not knowing him to be an Englishman, talked much of the King and of the King of Scots' death, which they said should be revenged shortly. The priest said that revenge would not occasion the King of England to move war; for the duke of Gwyse, father to the Queen of Scots should go in haste to Scotland with 20,000 men, mostly horseman, and much munitions (part of which were already gone from New Haven to Brest and a great vessel load from Paris was going to Humflyte to be shipped thence to Brest); all this should be in Scotland before it was known, and then the French King would say that the Duke went to fetch his daughter. The gentleman said that was "propenst" in the Court 15 days past, and that much ordnance should also be sent after the Duke, who should be "banished France;" for if the King of England were not kept busy he would aid the Emperor, and if it were not for the dread in Flanders of the King of England they should have more friends there. The priest then said "I doubt not, what with the help of the good duke of Cleve and his friends, the Emperor and the king of England shall have as much to do as they both may overcome." The writer then said "It were great dishonour to so noble a prince so to dissemble with his very friend." The priest then accused him of being an English spy and said Kill him; and the gentleman drew his sword and put him in jeopardy. Begs that the King or Council may know this conspiracy. Scribbled at Roane, 29 Jan.
Hol., pp. 2. In the form of a petition headed : To the right honorable lord Deputy of Calais.
30 Jan.
Dasent's A. P. C. 80.
94. The Privy Council.
Meeting at Westm., 30 Jan. Present : Norfolk, Privy Seal, Gt. Chamb., Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Cheyney, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Wriothesley. Business :—Letter in French stamped to Mons. de Bies for redelivery of certain ships stayed by him at Boulogne.
*** Next entry is 2 Feb.
30 Jan.
R. O. St. P., V. 207.
95. Scotland.
Safe conduct for the bp. of Murrey to repair to Henry VIII. with 12 persons in his company. Westm., 30 Jan., 34 Hen. VIII. Signed at the head.
Parchment. Sealed.
30 Jan.
Add. MS. 32,649, f. 106. B. M. Hamilton Papers, No. 290.
96. Arran to Suffolk.
We have received your Sovereign's writings dated at Hampton Court, 4 Jan., and (with others of our Sovereign Lady's Council) have considered other weighty matters shown by the noblemen who lately returned from his Majesty. The conclusion is that such matters cannot be "dressit be writingis"; and, where the King writes that he "will na ways be postponit be dryft of tyme," we desire all to be done with goodly haste, and to that end exhort his Highness to grant safe conduct for George Douglas, Wm. Hamiltoune of Sanquhare, James Leremouth of Dairsy and Mr. Hen. Balnavis of Halhill, or three or two of them, with 30 horses, to repair towards him, and also to grant an abstinence of four or five months. Halyrudhous, 30 Jan. 1542.
In Arran's own hand—Begs credence for George Douglas. Signed : James G.
P. 1. Add. : lieutenant to the King of England. Endd. : 1543.
30 Jan.
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97. Sir John Wallop and Sir Thos. Poynings to the Council.
Lately Captain Pallett brought Wallop a letter of credence from the Captain of Arde, declaring that, the night before, Englishmen had fired four houses at Rydlingham. He required Wallop to punish the doers or else (as he had sworn very furiously) he would burn Ballingham and Anderne. Wallop wrote his answer thereto to Mr. Treasurer, and need not repeat it, promising to do justice if the thing was proved to be done by Englishmen. Mr. Poynings and Wallop have since found that it was done by 80 English soldiers and labourers, procured by English Burgundians. The principal doers, Armestrong, Banester, one Gate, a soldier under Mr. Poynings, and Pullen, a clerk of the works are fled; but the writers have 30 others in prison and enclose their confessions. Guisnes, 30 Jan. Signed : John Wallop; Thomas Ponynges.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
31 Jan.
R. O. St. P., V. 249.
98. Lisle to Arran.
Received, by Henry Raye, his letters of the 25th in which he writes that, above all earthly things, he desires unity, peace and concord to increase between the King and the Queen his sovereign, a desire which doubtless proceeds of a godly and noble mind as shall now appear by his answer to the King's late letters. Reminds him that he meddles now "with the most noble prince and father of wisdom of all the world," who "will not be trifled withal in no case." Berwick, 31 Jan.
Copy, p. 1. Endd. : The copie of my lord Warden's l're sent by Henry Raie to the Governer of Scotland.
31 Jan.
R. O.
99. H. Lord Maltravers to Henry VIII.
Sends herewith a discourse of a matter concerning a booty brought by the Frenchmen into the English pale and the taking of certain of the said Frenchmen by English adventurers at Gravelines, and their detention in prison by the captain of Gravelines castle. Sends it the sooner because the said captain means to advertise the Emperor's ambassador. Begs instructions. Calais, 31 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd. : ao xxxiiijo.
100. Grants in January, 1543.
1. Walt. Hendle and Margery his wife. Licence to alienate the manor of Comden alias Comeden and lands in Fretynden, Kent, to Sir John Baker and Elizabeth his wife. Westm., 2 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 22.
2. John Coope and Margery his wife and John Wylkyns. Licence to alienate the manor of Southfalley to Humph. Benton and Lionel Moryson, to be regranted to the said Coope and Wylkyns and the heirs of the said Coope. Westm., 2 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 7.
3. John Rogers, the King's servant. Annuity of 36l. 10s. in recompence of the fee which he formerly had of the King. Hampton Court, 1 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 12.
4. Sir Edw. North and Alice his wife. Licence to alienate the manor of Undeley and lands (extent given) in Undeley and Lakenheth, Suff., to Simon Stuard. Westm., 3 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 5, m. 19.
5. Commissions of justices of assise.
Oxford circuit. Sir Edm. Mervyn and Wm. Portman, King's serjeant at law.
Western circuit. Sir. Thos. Willoughby and Sir Humph. Broun.
Northern circuit. John Hynde and Edm. Molyneux, King's serjeants at law.
Westm., 5 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 12d.
6. Robert Hennage. To be fourth officer, alias Master of the Woods, in the Court of General Surveyors, vice John Mynne, dec.; with 50l. a year and the usual profits and power to nominate deputies, and allowance of his own and deputies' expenses. The preamble declares the foundation of the said Court by Parliament. Hampton Court, 4 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 13, cancelled because surrendered 31 Dec. 38 Hen. VIII. in order that the said Robert might be appointed Master of the Forests beyond Trent.
7. Ant. Dryland, the King's servant. To be (1) bailiff of the lordship and keeper of the manor and park of Collyweston, Ntht., (2) bailiff of the lordship of Eston, Ntht., and (3) keeper of the woods there, with the fees accustomed in (1), 66s. 8d. a year in (2) and 1d. a day in (3). The preamble states that the offices were granted by the King, 16 July 1 Hen. VIII., to Gryffin Rychards, who already had held them under the Countess of Richmond, the King's grandmother, and who, 10 Feb. 27 Hen. VIII., sold his title in the same to the said Anthony, who has now surrendered that title in order to receive this grant. Hampton Court, 1 Dec. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 33.
8. Chr. Rippenden, the King's servant. To be sub-captain or deputy of the castle or fortress of Hurst, Hants., with the appointment of one servant; with 12d. a day for himself and 6d. a day for his servant. Hampton Court, 1 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 12.
9. George Byskeham, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Bedington, Winton dioc., void by the resignation of Ric. Benese, King's chaplain. Hampton Court, 9 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Jan.—P.S.
10. Lord Chancellor Audeley and Sir Thos. Pope. Grant (in consideration of the manors of Layer Marney and Gyberake, Essex, with appurtenances in Layer Marney, Gybcrake, Moche Gotham, Little Gotham, Inforthe, Fering, Moche Braysted, Kelvedon, Messyng, Copforde, Layer Breton, Moche Wygbaroughe, Salcott, Virle and Heybrydge, Essex, sold to the King by Audeley) of the reversion and rent reserved upon a Crown lease to Ric. Bryan of Cogges, Oxon, 15 Nov. 32 Hen. VIII., of the site and chief messuage of the manor of Cogges, with the demesne lands, for 21 years, at 13l. 6s. 8d. rent.
Also grant of (1) the manor of Cogges and all lands in Cogges which the King lately acquired from Thos. duke of Norfolk, (2) the manor of Dombleton, Glouc., which belonged to Abingdon monastery, with the advowson of the rectory there, a field called Littelton Filde in Dombleton, a water mill there, a portion of tithes there, a messuage and tenement there and tenements called Joppes and Bernardes, and all lands there late in tenure of Sir John Bridges, all which belonged to Abingdon, (3) all lands in Cogges, Oxon, in tenure of Thos. Whyte, which belonged to Abingdon, and all other possessions of Abingdon in Dombleton and Cogges, (4) the marsh called Leymouthe in West Hamme, Essex, which belonged to Stratforde mon, Essex, (5) the house or late priory or cell of Avecote alias Alvecote, Warw., the rectory of Shittington, Warw., which belonged to Avecote, with the advowson of the vicarage, and all possessions of Avecote in Shittington, Reyton and Avecote. Warw., in Marsham, Derb., in Braunston, Leic., and elsewhere; which said cell belonged to Great Malvern priory.
To hold the premises, with full rights, 1, 2 and 3 to Sir Thos. Pope in fee simple as one twentieth of a knight's fee, by rents of (1, 3) 79s. 2d. and (2) 6l. 16s. 10d.; and 4 and 5 to the said Audeley, in fee simple as one-twentieth part of a knight's fee, by rents of (4) 10s. and (5) 44s. 6½d. Free of other charges except 54s. fee of the bailiff of Dombleton, and 6l. stipend of the curate of Shyttyngton. Westm., 18 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 2.
11. William Layton. Pardon, upon his humble submission, of all treasons, &c., and forfeitures of goods, lands or ecclesiastical benefices. Hampton Court, 15 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 28.
12. Ranulph Sewell. To be janitor of the citadel, recently built at Carlisle; with 8d. a day. Hampton Court, 14 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Jan.— P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 26.
13. Henry earl of Sussex Licence to alienate the manor of Dockyng, Norf., to Sir Thos. Wriothesley, Sir Edm. Pekham, Thos. Knyght, Wm. Brampton and John Bozome, and the heirs and assigns of the said Thomas Wriothesley, until the Annunciation of St. Mary in 1545, and after that time and the marriage solemnised between Thos. lord Fitzwalter, son and heir apparent of the said earl, and Elizabeth, sole (eniciam qu. unicam?) daughter of the said Sir Thos. Wriothesley, to the use of the said Elizabeth for life and the heirs male of her and the said lord Fitzwalter, with contingent remainders specified and under conditions laid down in an indenture dated 18 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII., between the said earl and Sir Thos. Wriothesley. Westm., 20 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 19.
14. Sir James Boleyn. Licence to alienate the manor of Possewyke, with appurtenances in Possewyke, Burnedale, Wytton, Plumsted Magna, Plumsted Parva, and Thorpe beside Norwich, Norf., with the advowson of Possewyke, to Hen. Warde, to be by him granted to John Branche and Ric. Franyngham, to be regranted to the said Hen. Warde and Margaret his wife and the heirs of the body of the said Henry, or, in default, the right heirs of the said Henry and Margaret. Westm., 21 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 1.
15. Sir Nich. Hare, one of the justices in the marches of Wales. Annuity of 40 mks., to be assigned by the master of the Wards, upon the manor of Denerth and lands in Llandrillo Bettows, Desserth, Egloys Vaghe, St. Hillarys and Llannrry. dre, in co. Denbigh, which belonged to Hugh Conwaye, dec., and are in the King's hands by the minority of Edward, s. and h. of the said Hugh; with wardship and marriage of the heir. Hampton Court, 1 Dec. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2. m. 15.
16. John Osborne. To be one of the auditors of the Exchequer vice John Mynne, dec. Hampton Court, 13 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 23 Jan.— P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 33.
17. Robert Fermer, of London, leatherseller. Licence to alienate the messuage or tenement and two shops, &c., lately leased to John Worsopp, late scrivener, and three shops leased to Thos. Abraham, senior, in the parish of St. Pancras next Westchepe, which belonged to the late college of Acon, London : To Edw. Bowland, of London. Westm. 23 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 9.
18. John Fletewode. Grant, for 893l. 18s. 8d., of the reversions hereafter set forth, with the rents reserved in the following leases :—(a) By Philip, late abbot, and the convent of Evesham, 20 Feb 30 Hen. VIII., to the said John Fletewode, of London, of the lordship or manor of Penwortham, Lanc., with appurtenances in Lancashire and Cheshire, and the rectories of Penwortham and Laylond, Lanc.; except the advowsons of the vicarage of Laylond and of the rectory of Meles, Lanc.; for 99 years; at 99l. 5s. 3d rent : (b) By the Crown to Sir Ralph Longford, 7 Aug. 34 Hen. VIII., of the manor of Caldewiche and rectory of Elaston, Staff., which belonged to the late monastery of Merton, Surr., except woods, &c, and the advowson of Elaston vicarage; for 21 years at 43l. rent.
Namely :—Of the reversion of the chief house and site of the late priory or cell or manor of Penwortham which belonged to Evesham and of the reversion of lands (specified) there; Also of one-eighth part of the fishing in the water of Rybbell between Evyn or Ivye Poole and the head of the marsh in Penwortham and Houghwyke; Also of the turbary in Penwortham and the grove of wood adjoining the priory of Penwortham; Also an annuity of 7l. 3s. 8d.; which premises form parcel of the above lease to Fletewode.
Also grant of the cell and lands and fishing aforesaid : and the advowsons of North Meles and Laylond, Lanc.
Also grant to the said John and Katharine his wife of the reversion and rent reserved upon the above lease to Sir Ralph Longford, and grant of the manor of Caldewich and rectory of Elaston, with advowson of the vicarage of Elaston, and all appurtenances, and certain woods (named) in Caldewiche and Elaston, all which belonged to Merton.
To hold the above lands of Penwortham in fee simple to the said John, as one twentieth of a knight's fee, by rent of 9s. 9d.; and those in co. Staff, in fee simple to the same, as one twentieth of a knight's fee, by rent of 4l. 6s. Free of all charges (including 10l. a year to Sir Ralph Longford), except 46s. 8d. to Gilbert Sutton and his heirs for lands in Penwortham. Westm. 22 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 25.
19. Vicarage of Wharompercie, Yorks. Innotescimus of a charter of Edward abp. of York, dated at Bolton Percy, 21 July 1541, to the effect that, whereas John, a former abp. of York, ordained a portion of the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Wharompercie to maintain a vicar in that church and a chaplain to celebrate mass in the towns of Thixindale and Raistrope, for the infirm and sick, now Marmaduke Atkinson, vicar of the said parish church, has complained that he is daily more and more burthened and in debt, in consideration of which (and the decay of the church and danger to the souls of the parishioners in Thixindale and Raisthrope, who, having the private mass there celebrated for the infirm and sick, absent themselves from other divine services in the parish church) it is ordaind that the vicar of Wharompercie shall in future reside there, in the mansion of old time ordained for that purpose, and that there shall only be one mass celebrated once a week in the chapels of Thixindale and Raisthrope, by himself or another, for the infirm and sick. Westm 24 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 23.
20. Alice Portman, widow. Lease. See Grants in February, No. 15.
21. Commission of the peace. Midd. Thos. abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor Audeley, Treasurer Norfolk, President Suffolk, Privy Seal Russell, Thos. earl of Rutland, T. bp. of Westminster, Andrew lord Windsor, Sir John Baker, Sir John Baldewyn, Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir Humph. Broun, Sir John Daunce, Sir Brian Tuke, Sir John Alen, Sir Edm. Pekham, Sir Ralph Warren, Sir Ric. Gresham, Sir Roger Cholmley, serjeant at law, Wm. Benson, clk., dean of Westminster, John Skewys, Wm. Rooper, John Hewes, Wm. Patchett, Roger More, Robt. Cheseman, Robt. Chydley, Wm. Staunford, John Newdygate, John Lymsey, Jasper Fesaunte, Robt. Curson, John Greynvyle, Hen. Whytreson, John Tawe, Fras. Goodyere, William Cholmeley and Edw. Tayllour. Westm., 24 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 2d.
22. Commissions of oyer and terminer. Oxford Circuit. Walter lord Ferrers, Hen. lord Stafford, Sir Nich. Hare, Sir Edm. Mervyn, Wm. Portman, King's serjeant at law, Sir John Daunce, Sir Geo. Darcy, Sir Walter Stonour, Sir Edw. Croftes, Sir Humph. Forster, Sir Edw. Wadham, Sir Jas. Baskervyle, Sir John Talbott, Sir John Gyfford, Sir John Harcourte, Sir John Walshe, Sir Geo. Greysley, Sir Ph. Draycott, Sir Geo. Gryffith, Sir John Bridges, Sir Walt. Denys, Sir John Russell, jun., Sir John Broune, John Pakyngton, John Scudamour, Wm. Fermour, Thos. Vernon, Edw Lyttleton, John Corbett of Lee, Robt. Wrottesley, Thos. Holte, David Brooke, Thos. Lane, Robt. Wye, Roland Morton, Adam Mytton, Geo. Willoughby, Wm. Cokesey, Hen. Bridges, Thos. Wayneman, Ric. Warmecombe, Thos. Havard, Hen. Russell, Wm. Gateacre, Chas. Harbert, Ric. Walwyn, Ant. Welshe, Thos. Vachell, Ric. Morgan, John Latton, Lewis Blethen, John Beryton, and John Pollard. Westm. 24 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII. p. 11, m. 11d.
23. Home Circuit. Hen. lord Mautravers, Sir Thos. West lord La Ware, Geo. lord Cobham, Sir John Gage, Sir Robt. Southwell, M.R., Sir Ric. Riche, Sir John Baker, Sir John Baldewyn, Sir Ric. Lyster, Sir Wm. Shelley, Sir John Russell, Sir Giles Capell, Sir Hen. Parker, Sir Thos. Darcy, Sir Ph. Butteler, Walter Hendley, John Sakvyle, Edw. Gage, Ric. Sakvyle, Robt. Acton, John Skynner, John Lucas, Thos. Wylford, Wm. Sydley, John Conyngesby, John Broun, Robt. Mordaunt, John Sewester, and Robt. Edmondes. Same date. Ibid.
24. Wm. Turner. To be clerk of the Prince's Council Chamber at Westminster, and keeper of the books and records there, vice John Mynne, dec., with 10l. a year as enjoyed by Mynne, or by Thos. Tam worth, in that office. Westm., 22 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Jan.— P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 3.
25. Edmund Clerk. Lease (by advice of Daunce, Southwell and Moyle, General Surveyors, and for a fine of 5l.) of the manor of Hoke and Worthymortimer, Hants., now in tenure of Wm. Shirlond, and parcel of the lands of the late Queen Jane; with reservations; for 21 years, at 20l. rent. Westm., 23 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Jan. —P.S. Pat. p. 7, m, 33.
26. Edmund Garnett, clk. celebrating divine service in the church of Anseley, Notts, for the souls of John Anseley and Annora his wife, &c., alias chantry priest of Anseley. Licence to alienate all the lands (specified) in Anseley belonging to his chantry, to Sir John Chaworth and his heirs.
Also licence to Chaworth to alienate lands (specified and tenants named) in Blesby and Morton, Notts, to the value of 40s. a year to the said Edmund and his successors. Westm., 24 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 34.
27. Sir John Dudley, viscount Lisle, baron of Malpas, lord Basset of Drayton and Tyasse. To be great admiral of England, Ireland, Wales, Calais and their marches and of Normandy, Gascony and Aquitaine; with full rights as enjoyed by John lord Russell or any other. Hampton Court, 17 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Jan.—P.S. Pat p. 7, m. 28.
28. Wm. Dale of Yatton, Soms., mercer. Pardon of outlawry. Being summoned by John Dale to render account as receiver of his lands in Yatton, he failed to appear and was therefore put to outlawry in the husting at London. He has now surrendered to the Marshalsea prison as certified by Sir Edw. Mountague, chief justice. Westm., 26 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 10.
29. George Pollard, the King's servant. To be parker and keeper of the woods of Donyate, Soms., with 6l. 13s. 4d. a year; in reversion after Oliver Frankelyn, who now holds these offices by grant. 8 June, 25 Henry VIII., of Margaret late countess of Salisbury, now attainted, by which the said Oliver obtained the reversion of the said offices after John Atton, then surviving but now deceased, at the said fee. Hampton Court, 4 Dec. 34 Hen VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 28.
30. Commissions of gaol delivery.
Aylesbury Gaol. Sir Edw. Mountagu, Thos. Bromley, King's sergeant at law, Thos. Fitzhugh, and Ric. Mylward. (To meet at Little Brikhill.)
Bedford Castle. The same.
Huntingdon Castle. The same.
Cambridge Castle. The same.
Bury St. Edmonds Gaol. The same.
Norwich Castle. The same.
Oxford Castle. Sir Edm. Mervyn, Wm. Portman, King's sergeant at law, Ric Harper, and Thos. Sutton.
Worcester Castle. The same.
Stafford County Gaol. The same.
Shrewsbury Castle. The same.
Hereford Castle. The same.
Gloucester Castle. The same.
Monmouth Castle. The same.
Guildford Castle. Sir John Baldewyn, Sir Ric. Lyster, Ant. Broun and John Byll. (To meet at Southwark.)
Lewes Castle. The same. (To meet at Southwark.)
Canterbury Castle. The same. (To meet at Deptford.)
Colchester Castle. The same. (To meet at Stratford Langthorne.)
Hertford Castle. The same.
Winchester Castle. Sir Thos. Willoughby, Sir Humph. Broun, Nich. Rokewood, and John Dyer.
Fyssherton Anger Gaol. The same. (To meet at Salisbury.)
Dorchester Gaol. The same.
Ilchester Gaol. The same. (To meet at Crokhorn.)
Exeter Castle. The same.
Launceston Castle. The same.
Northampton Castle Sir Walter Luke, Wm. Whorwood, attorney general, Ric. Jenour and John Whyting.
Warwick County Gaol. The same.
Coventry City Gaol. The same.
Leicester County Gaol. The same.
Derby County Gaol. The same.
Nottingham Gaol. The same.
Nottingham Town Gaol. The same.
Lincoln Castle. The same.
Lincoln City Gaol. The same.
Okeham Gaol. The same.
York Castle. John Hynde, King's serjeant at law, Edm. Molyneux, King's serjeant at law, and Fras. Frobyser.
York City Gaol. The same.
Westm., 27 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 12d.
31. Richard Grafton and Edward Whitchurch, of London. Privilege of the sole printing of "the Masse booke, the Graill, the Antyphoner, the Himptnall, the Portans and the Prymer, both in Latyn and in Englishe, of Sarum use, for [the] Province of Canterbury," or any of them which are, or shall be "for Sarum use" within the King's dominions; for 7 years. The preamble states that these have heretofore been printed abroad, to the hindrance of the King's subjects who could print them, and to the keeping in memory of the bishop of Rome's usurped authority, contrary to the laws of the realm; and that the King wishes to have them better done for the sake of his subjects, who daily incur the danger of his injunctions, proclamations and laws, by not obliterating the said name of the bishop of Rome. Westm., 23 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 7. m. 34. Rymer, XIV., 766. In English.
32. Commission of the peace.
Soms. Lord Chancellor Audeley, Treasurer Norfolk, President Suffolk. Hen. marquis Dorset, Russell lord Privy Seal, Edw. earl of Hertford, Hen. earl of Bridgewater, W. bp. of Bath and Wells. Hen. lord Mautravers, John lord Audeley, Wm. lord Stourton, Wm. lord Seynt John, Sir Thos. Willoughby Sir Humph. Broun, Sir Edw. Gorge, Sir Ant. Hungerford, Sir John Seyntlowe, Sir Hen. Capell, Sir John Newton, Wm. Portman, King's sergeant at law, Thos. Clerke, David Brooke, Edw. Rogers, John Wadham, John Wyndam, Roger Bluett, John Sydenham, jun., Thos. Stradling, Ric. Cupper, Ric. Phillipps, Nich. Fitzjames, Thos. Dyer, Mich. Malett, Alex. Popham, Ant. Gilbert, Aldred Fitzjames, Roger Basing, Wm. Vowell, John Mawdley, John Porter, Thos. Phillipp, Thos. Horner, and Hich. Halswell. Westm., 28 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 5d.
33. Sir Gervase Clifton. Annuity of 15l., to be assigned by the Master of the Wards, out of the manors of Ardesley, Newhall, Barghe and Highmelton, with lands in Parva Houghton, Grysbroke, Cawthorne, Wathe, Wolley, Gateforde, Bowerton and Hekelton, Yorks., which belonged to Thomas Boswell, dec.; during the minority of Gervase Boswell, s. and h. of the said Thomas; with wardship and marriage of the said heir. Westm., 23 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Jan. —P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 13.
34. John Southwell. Annuity of 9l. 13s. 4d., to be assigned by the Master of the Wards, out of the lands in Thurston, Tostock, Wolpett, Elmeswell, Rattilsden and Winerston, Suff., which belonged to John Nune, dec., and are in the King's hands by the minority of George s. and h. of the said John; with wardship and marriage of the heir. Hampton Court, 4 Dec. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Jan.— P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 15.
35. Sir Thomas Wriothesley, chief secretary. To be one of the chamberlains of the Receipt of the Exchequer, vice Robert earl of Sussex, dec., with the appointment of one of the ushers of the Receipt and of all other officers in the said office of Chamberlain; for life. with the usual profits. Westm., 28 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 30.
36. Nicholas Mynne. To be auditor of all accounts, and views and declarations of accounts, of the following officers :— treasurer of Calais and its marches, mayor, constables and company of the Staple of Calais, clerk of the Hanaper of Chancery, keeper of the Great Wardrobe, constable or clerk or receiver of the honor and castle of Windsor, captain or receiver of the Isle of Wight, chief butler of England, and keeper of the exchange and money in the Tower and elsewhere; vice John Mynne, dec.; for life; with the usual fees and privileges, as enjoyed by Thomas Tamworthe or John Mynne. Westm., 25 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII., Del. Westm., 29 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 7. m. 35.
37. John Sayer, esq., late a minor in the King's custody. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Wm. Sayer, dec, in England, Wales and the marches, and of the reversion of such lands as Margaret late wife of the said William holds for life. Del. Westm., 29 Jan. 34 Henry VIII. —S. B. (signed by Lord St. John, Hynde and Parys). Pat. p. 1, m. 5.
38. Rob. Wynter, esq., late a minor in the King's Custody. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Roger Wynter, dec., in England, Wales and the marches, and in Calais and its marches, and of the reversion of those which Elizabeth late wife of the said Roger holds for term of life. Del. Westm., 29 Jan. 34 Henry VIII. —S. B. (signed by St. John, Hynde and Sewster). Pat. p. 2, m. 9.
39. Sir Ralph Sadler, one of the chief of the King's secretaries. Licence to alienate the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of the parish church of Barnes Rodyng, Essex : To Stephen Sampford, jun., son of John Sampford, son of Ric. Sampford. Westm, 30 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 11, m. 9.
40. Marg. Lutterell, widow, John Lutterell and Mary his wife. Licence to alienate the manor of Est Quantokkeshed, Soms., to Humph. Colles, to be regranted to the said Margaret for life, with remainder to the said John and his heirs. Westm., 30 Jan. Pat. 34 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 31.


  • 1. Arran.
  • 2. Mason.
  • 3. Morvilliers.
  • 4. The transcriber adds that there is a duplicate of it dated 28 Jan., 1543, and also a third letter signed by Chapuys, in which, instead of the last two paragraphs above, is written that the French here bruit that the Emperor sent two ambassadors to the Turk to obtain truce for a year, but the Turk would not hear them, and cut off the head of one of them, and would this spring send 80 galleys into Provence to serve the French. And this third letter also bears date, 28 Jan. which would appear to be the true date.
  • 5. Shrove Tuesday, which in this year was the 6th February.
  • 6. Passage cancelled.
  • 7. "Second" in MS.