Henry VIII: December 1543, 21-31

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 18 Part 2, August-December 1543. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1902.

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'Henry VIII: December 1543, 21-31', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 18 Part 2, August-December 1543, (London, 1902), pp. 271-282. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol18/no2/pp271-282 [accessed 21 June 2024].

. "Henry VIII: December 1543, 21-31", in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 18 Part 2, August-December 1543, (London, 1902) 271-282. British History Online, accessed June 21, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol18/no2/pp271-282.

. "Henry VIII: December 1543, 21-31", Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 18 Part 2, August-December 1543, (London, 1902). 271-282. British History Online. Web. 21 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol18/no2/pp271-282.


December 1543, 21-31

21 Dec.
Harl. MS. 2057, f. 158b. B. M.
509. Chester.
Writ to mayor and sheriffs of Chester to make proclamation of a decree made by the King, with the advice of his Council, and contained in certain schedules (fn. 1) annexed. Walden, 21 Dec., 35 Hen. VIII.
Modern copy, p.
21 Dec.
Add. MS. 32,653, f. 209. B. M. Hamilton Papers, II., No. 142.
510. Suffolk to Sir George Douglas.
Thanks for advertisement of occurrents by his letters of 19 Dec. Much notes his delay in sending his book, subscribed by such of his friends as desire assurance. At his request, has forborne when it had been facile to destroy them; and yet it is unknown whether they are the King's friends or enemies. Prays him to use more seriousness with them, to prove whether they will join for the furtherance of the treaties lately concluded with Scotland, and if so to cause them to subscribe; which if they refuse, neither Suffolk nor Douglas can take them for friends, and Suffolk will take such order for their chastisement as will constrain them to offer what is now required of them, "like as the Carres and Scottes did lately offer it full largely if it could have been accepted." Unless the book is sent shortly, Suffolk cannot grant longer assurance without exceeding his commission. Where Douglas refers to Suffolk the appointment of a day of meeting for redress with his friends of Tividale, forbears until Douglas certifies of the conformity of his said friends of Tividale and the Marshe; for, unless they promise in writing to join in setting forth the treaties, it is vain to appoint a meeting or treat them as friends. Reminds him that they promised to use plainness with each other; and in this he is the rather plain because it is said that the King's enemies are "bolstered" betwixt them by means of this assurance.
Is certified that lord Home and his son, the Master of Home, are come home from Edinburgh ill content with the Governor and Cardinal. Now is, therefore, the time for the practice which Douglas said he had in hand to win them to the King.
Copy, pp. 3. Headed : "Copie of my lord of Suffolkes lettre to Mr. Douglas," 21 Dec. 1543. Endd.
21 Dec.
R. O.
511. John Uvedale to Suffolk.
On receipt of his letters this night, at midnight, made enquiry for Hilyerde and Riveley, and this morning finds that they departed out of Tyne, southwards at 7 o'clock yesterday morning, upon the report of some fishermen that they "heard a great peal of guns towards the south." It is reckoned that they are now on the Norfolk coast. Will divide among the garrisons, to every captain of 100 men 50l. and to every captain of 50 men 25l., being about 14 days' wages, and then will be almost destitute of money. Begs Suffolk to take no displeasure that he and his retinue are not considered at the same rate; which cannot be done till more treasure comes. Newcastle upon Tyne, 21 Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To my lord Lieutenantes Grace, at Darneton.
21 Dec.
Add. MS. 32,653, f. 227. B. M. Hamilton Papers, II. No. 148 (1). St. P., V., 353.
512. Arran to Henry VIII.
Understanding that weighty matters concerning the weal of both realms have been overlooked "and otherwise given your Grace to understand than was indeed finally handled," so as to pull away all hope of quietness if it be not remedied, we would despatch towards you some notable personages, to treat the whole affairs; and the bearer comes for a safe-conduct for them, viz., the bp. of Orknay, Schir Johnne Campbell of Cauder, Schir Adam Otterburne of Reidhall and Schir Walter Ogilvy of Dunlugus, or any two of them. Edinburgh, 21 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
Royal MS. 18 B. VI., f. 160. B. M. 2. Contemporary copy of the above in a letter book, from which it is printed in the State Papers. Dated : Edinburgh, 22 (sic) Dec. 1543.
P. 1.
21 Dec.
Royal MS. 18 B. VI., f. 160. B. M. St. P., V. 352.
513. Arran to Ross Herald.
Having gotten your despatch to the King of England you shall take with you a servant of the lord Patriarch's and his writings to the King and Council of England for a safe-conduct, which we hereby license you to procure. And if the safe-conduct is granted we give you power to "inbring" a herald or officer of England to this town to convey the said Patriarch. Edinburgh, 21 Dec. 1543.
Copy, p. 1.
22 Dec. 514. Arran to Henry VIII.
See No. 512 (2).
22 Dec.
R. O.
515. Anthinori and Simonetti. Certificate of Maximilian de Bourgogne [Seigneur de Beures] similar to that calendared in No. 436 (4), witnessing a similar safe-conduct to Anthinori and Company and Simoneti, dated Mons, 1 Nov., and a similar consent dated Sandembourg, 26 Nov.
Sealed with the seal of the Admiralty, 22 Dec. 1543. Seal broken.
French. Parchment.
23 Dec.
Add. MS. 6,113, f. 113. B. M.
516. The Queen's Relations.
Creation, Sunday, 23 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII., at Hampton Court, of Lord Parr as earl of Essex and Sir Wm. Parr as Baron Par of Horton.
When the King was come to his closet to hear high mass the above named went to the pages' chamber which was strawed with rushes, and after sacring of high mass when the King was come into the chamber of presence under cloth of estate, the earl of Essex was led in by the marquis of Dorset and earl of Derby, Viscount Lisle bearing the sword and Garter the letters patent, which were read by Mr. Wriothesley. Usual ceremony described briefly, (as in Part I., No. 803 (2)). The baron was afterwards led in by lords Russell and St. John, Clarencieux (in default of a baron) bearing the robe and Garter the letters patent, which were read by Mr. Pagette. The earl and baron afterwards dined in the Council Chamber and their styles (given) were proclaimed.
Pp. 2.
24 Dec.
Anstis, Order of the Garter, II. 427.
517. The Order of the Garter.
Chapter of the Order of the Garter held at Hampton Court on Christmas Eve, 35 Hen. VIII. by the King, the duke of Norfolk, &c., who nominated knights as follows :
Sir Ant. Wynkfeld :Princes : Marq. Dorset, and earls of Derby and Shrewsbury. Barons : lords Delaware, Matrevers, Parre of Horton. Knights : Sir John Wallop, Sir Wm. Sydney, Sir Thos. Wriothesley.
Sir John Gage :P. : earls of Shrewsbury, Worcester and Cumberland. B. : lords Delaware, Matrevers, Parre of Horton. K. : Wallop, Sydney, Sir Giles Strangwishe.
Sir Ant. Browne :P. : Shrewsbury, Worcester, Dorset. B. : Delaware, Parre, Matrevers. K. : Wallop, Sydney, Sir Thos. Wharton.
Earl of Essex :P. : Dorset, Shrewsbury, Derby. B. : Delaware, Cobham, Matrevers. K. : Wallop, Sir Thos. Semer, Sir Hen. Knevett.
Lord St. John :P. : Dorset, Shrewsbury, Derby. B. : Delaware, Matrevers, Parre. K. : Wallop, Sydney, Wriothesley.
Viscount Lisle :P. : Dorset, Derby, Worcester. B. : Matrevers, Delaware, Parre. K. : Wallop, Semer, Sir Fras. Bryan.
Lord Russell :P. : Dorset, Derby, Shrewsbury. B. : Delaware, Cobham, Matrevers. K. : Wallop, Strangwishe, Sydney.
Earl of Surrrey :P. : Dorset, Shrewsbury, Derby. B. : Matrevers, Cobham, Parre. K. : Wallop, Bryan, Semer.
Duke of Norfolk : P. : Dorset, Shrewsbury, Derby. B. : Delaware, Cobham, Parre. K. : Wallop, Bryan, Semer.
The schedule of the nominations being brought to the King, Sir John Wallop was made a member of the Order, to the joy of all present.
Harl. MS. 6,074, f. 40 b. B.M. 2. Warrant to Sir Rauff Sadleyr, master of the Great Wardrobe, to deliver to Sir John Wallop, who is now elected a companion of the Order of the Garter, 18 yds. crimson velvet for a gown, hood and tippet, and 10 yds. of white sarcenet for lining.
P. 1. Copy.
24 Dec.
Longleat MS. Hamilton Papers, II p. 713.
518. Coldstream.
Licence by Charles duke of Suffolk, lieutenant general in the North, to Robert Pringle, Scottishman, and twelve servants whose names he shall deliver to the captain of Norham, with 16 oxen, 8 kine, 300 sheep, and 8 labouring horses and geldings, till Easter next, to remain upon the town fields of Caldstreme in Scotland. Darneton, 24 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII. Signed.
Names of Adam Hoppryngill and eleven others; with memorandum that on surrender hereof a new licence was granted 11 April, to endure until midsummer.
27 Dec.
Add. MS. 32,653, f. 211. B.M. Hamilton Papers, II. No 143.
519. Suffolk, Tunstall, and Sadler to the Council.
Enclose letters received this day from Sir George Douglas. As Sir George writes that the herald who is now come out of Scotland is to repair to the King "for safe-conduct for ambassadors to treat upon a new peace," and gives his opinion; the writers give their opinion that, as the herald is directed by private authority (most of the nobility not being privy thereunto), he should not be admitted; for his admission would seem to allow the Governor's authority, and the acceptation of such ambassadors would discourage the King's friends. It is no time, now that the King's friends are beginning to stir, for a herald addressed without their knowledge to be admitted. Darneton, 27 Dec. Signed.
P.S.In case the King's friends in Scotland shall proceed to fulfil their promise, they should lack no reasonable aid; for which, nor for the ordinary payment of the garrisons, here is no money. As Parliament begins shortly, Suffolk desires to know whether the noblemen, knights, and burgesses within his lieutenancy are to repair thither or not, that he may give them notice.
Enclose a letter from the Master of Maxwell to Wharton, received this morning.
In Sadler's hand, pp. 3. Add. Endd. : 1543.
28 Dec.
520. Richard Bridges and John Knight.
Modern office-copy of the grant to Ric. Bridges and John Knight, dated Walden 28 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII. See Grants in December, No. 29.
Very mutilated. Bears two impressions of a stamp of a rose surrounded with a scroll bearing the words "Honi soit qui mal y pense," crowned, and with the letters below "F. VI Pence."
28 Dec.
Add. MS. 32,653, f. 213. B.M. Hamilton Papers, II., No. 144.
521. Two Members of the Privy Council to Suffolk.
The King received his letters of the 26th, with those from Wharton and Sir Wm. and Sir Ralph Eure, late this night; and, therefore, commanded "us twain" to answer as follows :
1. Touching the herald and the Patriarch's man, the King approves his determination; albeit, if the herald bring answer to Henry Raye's credence, "or any other convenient matter," he should be sent up and the Patriarch's man stayed. 2. By Lindesay's credence, it appears that lord Maxwell has found how he may kill as many in Edinburgh castle as he lists, and so depart. Wharton must forthwith advise him to keep the castle, by the help of such as work his enterprise, until he can "get a greater company of sure folks unto him." 3. By Lindesay's credence it appears that Argile is gone home, purposing to return to Court at New Year's tide, when Dunlanerick and the sheriff of Ayr intend to break with him according to their instructions. As they seem not contented with the division of the money last sent into Scotland, and may not proceed earnestly, it might avoid further expense if Suffolk sent some wise fellow direct to Argile with like instructions, adding specially what aid or hurt he may receive out of Ireland, as in the letters of the 13th. Suffolk shall send such a person now at his repair to Court, and another with like instruction to Hunteley, with this addition, that the King thinks his labour for those noblemen who are in prison beseems his honor and prays him to continue in it; for all except earl Rothes and Hen. Bennaves are the King's prisoners and cannot lawfully be detained from entry when they shall be called for. By the answers the King shall perceive how the games are like to go with these two earls; and the persons sent should learn occurrences. Those sent to the Earls must so handle the matter as in no wise to hinder the practice of the Sheriff and Donlanerick, or give them cause of mistrust. And the instructions which Mr. Sadleyr should have had and those which Henry Raye carried shall therewith be declared to both earls.
P.S.The King likes his device for keeping the prisoners lately taken and calling in those who were taken before.
Copy, pp. 7. Endd. : Mynute to the duke of Suffolk, xxviijo. Decembris 1543, at night.
28 Dec.
Add. MS. 32,653, f. 217. B. M. Hamilton Papers, II., No. 145.
522. Suffolk, Tunstall and Sadler to the Council.
This night arrived Henry Raye, who, having been in Scotland with commission and instructions to demand the entry of the prisoners, brought the answer sent herewith. He "read his message upon the book" to the earls of Arrayne, Murrey and Rothers, in presence of the Cardinal and others of the Council, at Edinburgh; but Parliament was dissolved and most of the great men departed. The Cardinal answered that he came too late to declare it to the Three Estates, but he should have such answer as the case required. Afterwards the Cardinal told him apart that no man desired more than he did the peace and unity of the realms, and they intended to send a herald for safe-conduct for ambassadors to treat thereupon, for the last treaties took no effect, because passed by private persons who sought their own profit. A sergeant of arms was appointed to see that Raye spoke apart with no one in Edinburgh. With Raye are arrived the Scottish herald and the Patriarch's man mentioned in last letters; whom they have appointed Raye to keep as he was kept in Edinburgh. As the herald told Raye proudly that he had nothing to say to Suffolk, but only to the King, Suffolk will not receive him until the Council reports the King's pleasure. He appears to have only a letter from Arran to the King for safe-conduct for ambassadors to treat a new peace. The Patriarch's man has a letter requiring safe-conduct for the Patriarch, who has "seen almost all the world and, hearing so much honor and goodness of the King's Majesty," desires much to see him.
Enclose letters from Captain Borthuyke, "who showeth himself singularly dedicate unto the King's Majesty." Darneton, 28 Dec., at night. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd. : 1543.
30 Dec.
Add. MS. 32,653, f. 219. B.M. Hamilton Papers, II., No. 146.
523. Suffolk to Sir George Douglas.
Is glad to perceive, by his of 18 Dec., that his brother and the rest of the King's friends, after assembling at Glasco on 3 Jan., will repair to Edinburgh, meeting Douglas and his friends by the way. Albeit they are of such wisdom as to need no advice, Suffolk thinks it good to give his opinion, which is, that, at Edinburgh, they first make proclamations setting forth the false practices of the Cardinal and his adherents to interrupt the peace and marriage, which the pretended Governor and Three Estates ratified, and which the Governor and others are now dishonorably slipped from, by the subtle practices of the Cardinal, who, to please France, cares not into what danger he brings the nobility of Scotland; and how they go about to steal away the young Queen into France; and therefore his brother and the rest are now assembled to see to the preservation of their Sovereign and the observance of the late treaties with England, adding thereto such matter as may best satisfy the common people. Thereupon, they must proceed to deprive the Governor and choose four regents (according to their former determination) with a substantial Council, and also devise to put the Queen in surer custody, get the strongholds into their hands, deliver the prisoners whom their enemies have put in ward, and act like noble men to the annoyance of the adverse party; so that, at least, the treaties may be observed and hostages laid for them. In their just and honorable quarrel God will assist them; and they may be sure that the King will not fail them so long as they show themselves forward to perform their promises. Prays him to communicate this to the rest at their assembly.
Will devise for the chastisement of Buckleugh, Cesforde and lord Home, according to his letter. Where he writes that Fernyherst and others of Tividale who will take his brother's part may be assured; they shall receive no damage, if Douglas will send their names. Doubts not but Douglas will take order with them to show themselves friends, and not (as heretofore) annoy Englishmen going to do exploits in Scotland. Will do the like for preservation of Douglas's friends in the Mershe, of whom he says he will send a book; trusting that that book will be subscribed by them to show their conformity to the treaties, as he has before written. Writes to Mr. Shelley to deliver him 100l.
Copy, pp 4. Endd. : Copy of the duke of Suffolk lettre to Sir George Douglas, xxxo Decembris 1543.
30 Dec.
Lamb. MS. 603, p. 46 a.
524. Remond Mcrory Mcmahon.
Indenture made by the lord Deputy and Council of Ireland, at Kilmainham, 30 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII., with Remond McRory, chosen, on the death of Hugh Roo McMahon, to be captain of the county of Ferney.
Lat. Copy, pp. 2. See Carew Calendar, No 184.

525. The Viceroy Of Sicily.
Memoranda for the Commissioners' conference with the Viceroy of Sicily, as follows :
"First to remember that the King's Majesty hath declared unto us his discourse, and sent us unto him to have conference with him of the same, according to his desire. Item, to require him to repeat the same." Item, to "allow" (approve) the Emperor's device for his own entry into France by Champaigne, and "the distance between both armies" in marching. Item, to show that, as the Emperor, for his commodity, has determined to pass through Champaigne, so the King minds to pass the river of Som at such place as he sees most commodious [altered from to show that that way is dangerous for us, the country being already devastated and "the passage that way lying by strait cawses"]. Item, to agree that each army should act as it sees best, either besieging towns or devastating the [country]. Item (fn. 2), if he "stick upon the meeting of both armies at Paris," to know wherefore, and "to confute that point and to induce him rather that both armies may be at liberty." Item to know the time for setting forth of the armies, the numbers to be no less than the treaty appoints; and remind him that the 2,000 horse and 2,000 foot which the Emperor is bound to furnish to the King must be at Calais, Graveling or St. Omers before the marching of the King's army. ["Item, for] the order of sea matters according to the treaties."
Draft in Paget's hand, mutilated, pp. 2. Endd. : "Discourse [with the] viceroy of Cicile."
R. O. 2. Fair copy of the above.
P. 1. Endd. : "Discoursed with the Viceroy."
R. O. 3. "A note of articles concluded (fn. 3) with the Viceroy and th'Emperor's ambassador concerning the common invasion to be made the next summer into the realm of France by the King's Majesty and th'Emperor with their several armies."
Each prince to invade in person (or, if sick, by lieutenant), with his complete army, before 6 June next. The Emperor shall invade by Champaigne and the King by such passage of the Somme as seems easiest; both marching towards Paris, but not hereby bound to make other diligence thither than convenient for obtaining victuals and eschewing danger. Each prince shall have in his army (blank) footmen, (blank) horsemen, and (blank) pieces of great artillery; in which number of the King's army shall be accounted the 2,000 horsemen and 2,000 footmen which the Emperor is, by treaty, bound to send the King, "which is eftsoons promised to be observed and performed in such wise that" they shall be ready at Gravelines or St. Omer's. The Regent shall provide, in Flanders, hoys and other transport vessels, lymoners, carriages and victuals for the King's army at reasonable prices. By the treaty each prince must send to sea as many ships as can carry 2,000 soldiers and mariners; and these, it is agreed, are, by the midst of March next, to meet in the Narrow Seas, and to keep together, the Flemish admiral being under the English, unless it be necessary to detach some ships for the repression of pirates; and (fn. 4) victual is to be brought to them, so that they need not resort into ports for it, but still remain in guard of the seas till the beginning of December next ensuing.
Draft, pp. 9. Endd. : Articles concluded between the Viceroy and the King's Highness' commissioners.
31 Dec.
R. O.
526. The War Against France.
Declaration (fn. 5) by the Imperial ambassadors Fernando de Gon[zaga, duc de A]riano, prince de Melfete, viceroy of Sicily, and Eustace chapuys, master of requests ordinary, authorised by the Emperor Charles V., that they have treated and concluded with Norfolk, Russell, Hertford, Winchester, Cheyney, Browne, Wriothesley and Paget, commissioners of the King of England, as follows :First, that each of the two Princes in person or (if ill) by a lieutenant shall assail France, with separate armies, before 20 June next at the latest. (2) The Emperor shall invade by Champaigne, and the King by the passages of the river Somme, and both shall march with diligence towards Paris, as strategy, victuals and the enemy shall permit. (3) The Emperor's army shall be 35,000 foot and 7,000 horse, and the King's the same, provided that he can have the Almains which he has decided to have (and for which, if he provides money, the Emperor will furnish the men) and may also substitute horsemen for footmen at his pleasure. And in the King's number shall be counted the 2,000 horse and 2,000 foot which the Emperor is bound to furnish him (and to pay for) by the treaty; which is again promised in such sort that they shall be about Gravelinghes ready to join the King's army. (4) The Regent shall in the Low Countries provide hoys and other vessels requisite for the transportation of the army, and limoners and other necessary carriages, as chariots, wagons, &c., and shall order the furniture of victuals for the army at reasonable price. (5) As the treaty provides that each prince shall equip ships furnished with 2,000 men, it is agreed that the said ships be together in the Narrow Seas at the time of the said transportation, both going and returning.
Commission of Charles V. to Gonzaga and Chapuys to treat the above. Brussels, 7 Dec. 1543, imp. 23, reg. 28.
Commission (in Latin) of Henry VIII. to Thos. duke of Norfolk, Great Treasurer, lord John Russell, Privy Seal, Edward earl of Hertford, Great Chamberlain, Stephen bp. of Winchester, Sir Thos. Cheyney, Treasurer of the Household, Sir Ant. Browne, Master of the Horse, and Sir Thos. Wriothesley and Wm. Paget, prime secretaries, to treat the above. Hampton Court, 26 Dec. 1543, 35 Hen. VIII.
Signed and sealed by the Commissioners the last day of December, 1543. Signature and seals (injured) of Gonzaya and Chapuys.
French. Parchment. Mutilated and faded.
R.O. St. P., IX. 571. 2. The same declaration as made by Norfolk and his colleagues, the provision touching the Almains (in the third article) being inserted in the margin in Paget's hand. Dated 31 Dec. 1543. Countersigned : Godsalve. But not signed or sealed.
French. Large parchment.
R. O. 3. Modern copy of 2.
Pp. 5.
R. O. 4. Contemporary English translation of the articles of the above treaty.
Pp. 3. Headed : "The capitulacions concluded with the Viceroy and Monsr. Chapuys. Endd. : Treatie wt th'Emperour in Englisshe.

R.O. [Spanish Calendar, VI. II., No. 271.]
527. Chapuys to Charles V.
Has received by Don Fernande de Gonsaga the Emperor's letters of 30 Nov. and learnt his charge, upon the execution of which he himself now writes, and will shortly recite the circumstances.
From what he can learn, affairs of Scotland do not prosper for this King; for he who called himself Grand Governor has re-allied himself with the Cardinal, as also have some others who held for the King, and certain of the others have been made prisoners, among whom is lord Machvell, one of the most important persons of Scotland, governor and captain general of the frontiers, who was fraudulently taken by an abbot, (fn. 6) brother of the former Governor, notwithstanding that in passing this way in his (the abbot's) return from France he was well treated and presented, and promised to do great things for the King. The earl of Lynus (of the name, arms and house of the late king of Scotland and captain of a part of the Scots in France) who, as Chapuys wrote before, for some discontent with the King of France for not observing some promise, was about to take this King's part (because of the good "traictement" offered him, together with the marriage of the King's niece, daughter of the late Queen of Scotland and Earl Douglast) has had an answer to his satisfaction, broken off his practice with this King and turned against him once more.
Eight days ago was made a proclamation prohibiting the bringing of French merchandise into the realm, even though it had been already bought and carried into other countries; which is no sign that they will wink at any passports. True, I think this prohibition made partly to extract money for the licences that will be given. London, . . . . . .
French, pp. 2. Modern transcript from Vienna Archives.

R. O. [Spanish Calendar, VI. II., No. 272.]
528. Chapuys to the Queen of Hungary.
It would be too long to write the honorable reception made everywhere to the Viceroy of Sicilyand superfluous, since she will shortly be advertised of it by himself. As to his charge, after several disputes and altercations, it has been concluded and capitulated that this King shall invade France in person by way of Picardy with 35,000 foot and 7,000 horse; but they could not be got to bind themselves that the said army should be all in France before 20 June, not that they did not wish to hasten the enterprise, but for the impossibility, especially because of forage; and also, to avoid a rupture, it was necessary to make one concession (accorder ung cas), riz., that, during the transport of their army, the Emperor's ships, with the number capitulated in the treaty, should join the King's ships in the Narrow Seas for its surety. Also the King has agreed to contribute 20,000 ducats for the enterprise on the side of Piedmont, conditionally, however, on the sending hither of 1,000 Spanish arquebusiers for three months to guard the frontiers of Scotland, 600 of whom should be paid by the Emperor. The practice for gaining the Swiss was laid before them, but they account it absolutely nothing.
From what he can learn, affairs of Scotland, etc. (repeats his letter to the Emperor from this point to the end). London, (blank).
French, pp. 2. Modern transcript from Vienna Archives.
529. Grants In December 1543.
1. Nic. Rokwode, chief prothonotary of the Common Bench. Licence to alienate Brettenham manor, Norf., and Shadwell mill, with carrs and pightels in Brettenham and Shadwell in the parish of Rushworth; to Sir Ralph Warren, alderman of London. Walden, 1 Dec. Pat. 35 Hen. VIII., p. 3, m. 1.
2. Robt. Ryche, of London. Licence to alienate Hospitall grange in Bury St. Edmunds, Suff., with lands in Bury St. Edmunds and Forneham All Saints, a compasture of faldage in the fields there and an acre of land at le Frithe in (blank), Suff., which belonged to Bury mon.; to John Donyngton, salter. of London, and lady Margaret Long. wife of Sir Ric. Long, of the Privy Chamber, for life, with remainder to Kath. Kytson, one of the daughters of the said lady Margaret, for life, with remainder to the right heirs of the said lady Margaret. Walden, 1 Dec. Pat. 35 Henry VIII., p. 3, m. 1.
3. Robt. Touneshende, sergeant at law, and Giles Tounesherrde, of Lincolns Inne in the suburbs of London. Grant, in fee, for 436l. 14s. 0d., of the rectory, manor and church of Whitewell next Refeham Market, Norf., which belonged to Penteney priory, in tenure of Ralph and Hen. Danyell, with the advowson of the vicarage of Whitewell; Barwyke rectory, Norf., which belonged to Buckenham priory, in tenure of Sir Roger Touneshende, with advowson of the vicarage and appurtenances in Barwyke, Barmere and Stannowe, Norf.; rent and service due from Sir Roger Touneshende for land in Testerton, Norf, and from Ric. Gottes for lands in Testerton, Helloughton and Est Reynham, Norf., and lands (specified and numerous tenants named) in these places, which belonged to Hempton priory; the manor, the rectory, and the advowson of the vicarage of Gayste, Norf., which belonged to Waltham Holy Cross mon.; the manor of Parva Righborowe, and the manor, rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Helghton, Norf., which belonged to Horsham St. Faith's mon. Bisham, 1 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. St. Albans, 3 Dec.P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 19.
4. Jevan Vayne, of Llanbadaron Vaure, co. Radnor, yeoman. Pardon for stealing a white sheep worth 24s. out of the close of Watkyn Arode, at the common hill of Stanney, co. Radnor. Bissam, 30 Nov. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. St. Albans, 3 Dec. P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 25 (dated 30 Nov.).
5. Hen. Bradshawe, Solicitor General. Grant, in fee, for 360l. of the impropriate rectory of St. Mary in Wendover, Bucks. and the advowson of the same rectory, which belonged to St. Mary Overey priory, with a messuage called "the personage place" and all appurtenances in Wendover, Berton, Hampden Magna and Ellesborowe, Bucks. Dunstable, 25 Nov. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. St. Albans, 4 Dec.P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 17.
6. Robt. Tounesend, serjeant at law, and Giles Tounesend. Licences to alienate :
i The rectory of Whitewell beside Refeham Market, Norf., which belonged to Penteney mon., in tenure of Ralph and Hen. Danyell, with the advowson of the vicarage of Whitewell; to Robt Cooke and Winifred Knyghtley, one of the daughters of Wm. Knyghtley, and the heirs of the said Robt. St. Albans, 4 Dec. Pat. 35 Hen. VIII., p. 12, m. 26.
ii. The rectory of Barwyke, Norf., which belonged to Buckenham priory, in tenure of Sir Roger Touneshend, with the advowson of the vicarage, and appurtenances in Barwyke, Barner and Stannowe, Norf.; rents and services from Sir Roger Touneshend for lands in Testerton, and from Ric. Gottes for lands in Testerton, Helloughton and Est Rayneham, and lands (specified and tenants named) in these places which belonged to Hempton priory; the manor, rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Gayst, Norf., which belonged to the mon. of Waltham Holy Cross; and the manor of Parva Righboroughe, and the manor, rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Helghton, Norf., which belonged to Horsham St. Faith's mon.; to Sir Roger Tounesend. St. Albans, 4 Dec. lb.
7. Wm. Hobye, of Barland, co. Radnor, yeoman. Pardon for receiving David ap Thomas, of Llan Yrdryndot, co. Radnor, labourer, who had stolen a bay horse worth 40s. out of the close of Wm. Gryme, of Homaston, co. Radnor. Bissam, 30 Nov. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. St. Albans, 4 Dec.P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 18.
8. Diego de Cayas, the King's servant, a native of the Emperor's dominions. Licence to export 600 dickers of leather. Woodstock, 9 Oct. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. St. Albans 4 Dec.P.S. In English. Pat. p. 17, m. 23.
9. Hen. Thomas alias Kyllyvons, the King's servant. Fee of 4d. a day out of the issues of the Duchy of Cornwall, payable in the exchequer of Lostwythyell, Cornw. Grafton, 6 Sept. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 11 Dec.P.S. Pat., p. 17, m. 15.
10. Sir Mich. Dormar, alderman of London. Grant, in fee, for 293l. 9s. 7d., of the reversion of tenements granted for life, 8 Sept. 30 Henry VIII., to George Cely, viz., the two tenements of John Beeston, haberdasher, in the parish of St. Vedast in le Old Chaunge, and the tenement of Steph. Mason, vintner, adjoining the other two in le Olde Chaunge, which belonged to Elsingspitle mon. Also grant of the said tenements, and the tenement of Marg. Sales, widow, in the same parish, which belonged to Elsingspitle; also four acres of land in Wendover, Bucks, in tenure of Robert Hill, which belonged to Missenden mon.; lands (named and tenants named) in Kenyngton parish, Berks, which belonged to Abendon mon., and in Charlton parish, Ntht., which belonged to Dunstaple mon., Beds; the rectory of Newbotell, Ntht., a tithe grange in Charlton and the advowson of Newbotell vicarage, which belonged to Dunstaple; a messuage, &c., in the parish of St. Lawrence in Old Jewry, London, in tenure of Edw. Billing, which belonged to Barking mon. Oking, 8 Dec. 35 Henry VIII. Del. Walden, 12 Dec. P.S. Pat., p. 16, m. 31.
11. Wm. Sharington, the King's servant. Grant, in fee, for 1,160l. 18s. 10d., of the manor of Lyddyngton alias Ludyngton, Wilts, in tenure of Thos. Bristowe, and the advowson of the rectory and of the vicarage of Lyddington, which belonged to Shafton mon.; the rectory of Boxe, Wilts, which belonged to Farleigh Monachorum priory, with certain lands (specified and tenants named) in Waddeswike and Rydlawe in the parish of Boxe, Wilts, and the advowson of Boxe vicarage; three "saulthouses" or "wychehouses" in tenure of Gilbert Dutton in Northwiche in the parish of Budworthe, Chesh., which belonged to Vale Royal mon.; rents and services due from several persons named (including the warden of the hospital of St. Bartholomew in Gloucester) to Malmesbury abbey for lands (named) in Cloteley in Hankerton parish and Escote, Wilts; and numerous lands (named and tenants named) in Cloteley, Laycrofte, Hankerton and Charleton next Malmesbury Wilts, which belonged to Malmesbury abbey. Bisham, 1 Dec. 35 Henry VIII. Del. Walden, 12 Dec. P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 16.
12. Fras. Mallet, S.T.P., King's chaplain Grant of the canonry or prebend within the collegiate church of Windsor void by the death of John London. Oking, 10 Dec. 35 Henry VIII. Del. Walden, 13 Dec.P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 5.
13. Edw. Graunt. Lease of Snytterfelde manor, Warw., for 40 years at 11l. rent. On his surrender of a lease, made 20 June 20 Hen. VIII., to John Elmyz or Elmes, of Alceter, Warw., of the said manor (which was then in tenure of Thos. Robynz. in right of his wife, late the wife of Ric. Graunt, to whom it was leased for 21 years by pat. of 9 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII.) for 21 years from Mich. 1536. Oking. 8 Dec, 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 13 Dec.P.S. Pat., p. 17, m. 14.
14. Bishopric of Worcester. Cong d'lire to the dean and chapter of Worcester cathedral on the resignation of John Bell, bp. of Worcester. Oking, 10 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 14 Dec. P.S. Pat. p. 11, m. 17. Rymer, XV. 11.
15. Thos. Bull, clk., S.T.B. Grant of the prebend or canonry in Rochester cathedral void by the death of Robt. Salisbury. Oking, 10 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 14 Dec.P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 5.
16. John Robyns, King's chaplain. Grant of the prebend which was Dr. Rauson's in the collegiate church within Windsor castle, void by death. Ocking, 8 Dec. 35 Henry VIII. Del. Walden, 14 Dec.P.S. Pat. p. 16, m. 29.
17. Wm. Milward, the King's servant. To have the office of receiver of moneys assigned for payment of expenses of the King's household, specified in an act of the Parliament of 22 Hen. VIII. as amounting to 19,394l. 16s. 4d., and now appointed to the survey of the treasurer of England by an act of 32 Hen. VIII.; with a fee of 20l. a year, and profits as enjoyed by a teller of the Exchequer. The preamble states the effect of the above two acts of Parliament, and also that by pat. of 22 April 19 Henry VIII. Ric. Trees, late dec., was appointed to the said office. Oking, 10 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 14 Dec.P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 15.
18. Francis Haec, the King's servant Licence to export 300 tuns of beer. Oking, 8 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 14 Dec.P.S. French Roll 36 Hen. VIII., m. 4. In English.
19. Cuthb. Gardyner, customer of Berwick. Pardon for the murder of Robt. Cokram. Oking, 10 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 14 Dec.P.S.
20. Chr. Willoughby, of Wilton. Licence to alienate the manor and advowson of the rectory of Foffaunte, Wilts, which were granted to him by pat. of 18 (sic) Dec. inst. the substance of which touching the premises is recited; to Sir Edw. Baynton and Isabella his wife. in fee to the said Isabella. Walden, 15 Dec. Pat. 35 Henry VIII., p. 6, m. 31.
21. Sir Michael Dormer, alderman of London. Licence to alienate messuages, &c., in tenure of John Beeston. haberdasher, and Stephen Mason, vintner, in Le Olde Chaunge in the parish of St. Vedast, and of Margaret Sales, widow, in the same parish, which belonged to Elsyngspytle priory in London; to the said John Beeston. Walden, 15 Dec. Pat. 35 Henry VIII., p. 6, m. 32.
22. John Rowlande, a page of the Wardrobe of Robes. To be keeper of the great park of Hunden, Suff., with the usual fees, and the herbage and pannage. On surrender of pat. 7 June 34 Hen. VIII. granting the office to Michael Stanhop. Oking. 10 Dec., 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 18 Dec.P.S. Pat. p. 12, m. 5.
23. Ric. Andrewes, of Hayles, Glouc., and Nic. Temple. Licence to alienate a messuage and lands (specified) in tenure of Wm. Durant in Wolston, Warw., which belonged to Coventry Charterhouse; to the said Wm. Durant. Westm., 18 Dec. Pat. 35 Hen. VIII., p. 12, m. 18.
24. Thos. Johns, a page of the Chamber. To be master of all the King's tennis plays within the palace of Westminster and elsewhere in England, vice Oliver Kelly, dec., with 8d. a day. Oking, 9 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 18 Dec.P.S. In English. Pat. p. 17, m. 1.
25. Chr. Wylloughbye, of Wilton, Wilts. Grant, in fee, for 842l. 0s. 1d., of the reversion and rent reserved on the following : (1) 7 May 31 Henry VIII., life grant to Cecilia Bodenham, late abbess of Wilton, of the house or messuage of Foffaunte and certain firewood weekly in the wood of Foffaunte; (2) Lease to Geoff. Bromefeld, of Westminster, yeoman of the Crown, 10 March 31 Hen. VIII. of tithes in the demesnes of Brynkenoll manor, Wilts, which belonged to the manor of St. Denis next Southampton and were lately leased to Thos. Aleyn, for 21 years, at 6s. 8d. rent. Also grant of the said house, etc., of Foffaunte and the said tithes of Brynkenoll in the parish of Brodehenton; and of tithes specified in Chesbury, Wilts, on demesnes of Chesbury manor, in tenure of John Man, clk., which belonged to St. Denis mon. Also the lordships and manors and advowsons of the rectories of Foffaunte and Babberstoke alias Babbestoke, Wilts, and four woods (names and extents given) in Babberstoke and four in Foffaunt, which belonged to Wilton mon. Okyng, 8 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 18 Dec. P.S. Pat. p. 17 m. 13.
26. Wm. lord Parre. K.G. Creation as earl of Essex, with succession in tail male, and place in Parliaments and Councils as Henry Burcher, late earl of Essex, had; also an annuity of 20l. Del. Hampton Court, 23 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII S.B.
27. Sir Wm. Parr. Creation as baron Parr of Horton, Ntht.; with succession in tail male. Del. Hampton Court, 23 Dec 35 Hen. VIII.S.B.
28. Baldwin Willoughby, the King's servant. Lease of the site and demesnes (including warren) of Oviston manor, Ntht., and the agistment of the park of Oviston, and of certain acres of wood lying in Sywell Wood next lands formerly of Sir Thomas Grene and now of Lord Vaulx, parcel of Richemond landes; for 21 years at 6l. 6s. 8d. rent for the manor and agistment and 10s. for the warren. Westm., 20 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 24 Dec.P.S. Pat p. 17, m. 35.
29. Ric. Bridges of West Shefforde, Berks, and John Knyght, of Newbury, Berks. Grant, in fee, for 304l. 11s. 7d., of two messuages, etc., in Stratton, Wilts, which belonged to Braddenstoke mon., in tenure of John Squyer; the manor or chief mansion in Buddesdon alias Buddesden in Lurgarshall parish, Wilts, which belonged to Ambresbury mon., in tenure of John Mundy, with appurtenances in Buddesdon and Burfeld. Also all the lands in Stratton St. Margaret's and Swyndon, Wilts, and in Walkott, Wilts, which belonged to St. John's of Jerusalem, in tenure of Wm. Stevens; and the manor of Templeton in Kyntbury, Berks, which belonged to St. John's of Jerusalem, in tenure of Robt. Vasye, and all lands in Kyntbury which were parcel of Sampford preceptory Oxon.; as fully as the late prior of St. John's or preceptors of Anstye. Wilts. and Sampford, Oxon, held them. Also a garden, etc., in Newbury, Berks., which belonged to Witham priory, Soms., late in tenure of Hen. Bridges. Also a messuage, etc., in Northebrekestrete in Newbury which belonged to the Crossed Friars of Donnyngton, in tenure of Thos. Dolman, and another in Chepstrete in Newbury in tenure of John Saunderson. Also lands in Aldeworthe parish, Berks, called Bowres and Aldemores, which belonged to Goring priory, Oxon., in tenure of John Knappe and Plesana his wife and John their son. Bissam, 30 Nov. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 28 Dec. P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
30. Sir Mich. Dormer. alderman of London. Licence to alienate lands specified in Queynton and Grendon Underwood., Bucks, in tenure of Ric. Robyns, which belonged to Notley mon.; and in Charleton, Oxon. in tenure of Thos. Barker, which belonged to Catesby mon., Ntht; and lands called Payneslandes in Charleton parish, Bucks (sic), Newbotell rectory, Ntht., with a tithe grange in Charleton, Ntht (sic), in tenure of Peter Dormer, and the advowson of Newbotell vicarage, which belonged to Dunstaple mon., Beds.; to the said Peter Dormer. Walden, 28 Dec. Pat., 35 Hen. VIII., p. 12, m. 15.
31. Edw. Harrys. Lease of the herbage of the park of Tregruk, co. Monm., and certain parcels of land (named and tenants named) in Tregruk, in the parish of Kylygoygam, and in the lordship of Uske; for 21 years; at stated rents. Bisham, 1 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Walden, 28 Dec.P.S. (torn). Pat., p. 17. m. 26.


  • 1. Not copied in this MS.
  • 2. This item struck through, as if cancelled.
  • 3. So in the heading; but the document, being a draft, was evidently drawn up before the conclusion, and the provisions differ somewhat from the final agreement.
  • 4. This last clause appears to have been drafted first in French and the last half of it may be intended to be cancelled.
  • 5. This seems to be the document inaccurately described by Rymer (XIV., 777) as "Declaratio pacis conclus," and wrongly assigned by him to the date 31 Dec. 1542 and said to be missing.
  • 6. John Hamilton, Abbot of Paisley.