Henry VIII: April 1544, 21-25

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 19 Part 1, January-July 1544. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1903.

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April 1544, 21-25

21 April. 363. Order of the Garter.
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Commission to Charles duke of Suffolk to be the King's lieutenant for the keeping of the feast of the Garter at Greenwich, the King himself being prevented by urgent affairs from being present. Westm., 21 April 35 Hen. VIII.
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21 April. 364. Chapuys to Charles V.
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Received yesterday the Emperor's letters of the 12th inst., and this day, after dinner, was with the King to communicate them. In reply the King said, with apparent displeasure, that since Captain Sickinghen did not willingly and freely come to his service, and also had formerly served in France, besides other faults (choses desraisonnables), such instance ought not to have been made to his ambassador as half to constrain him to treat with Sickinghen, especially as there would have been no difficulty about good captains, more reasonable and more willing, provided that the Emperor gave them leave; and (as he had already written to his ambassador to inform the Emperor) he holds that it would be against his honour to use Sickinghen: and he showed some resentment for the 10,000 fl., about which he said something half between his teeth. In the end, after several remonstrances, the King seemed satisfied, and prayed Chapuys to get the Emperor to permit (and also assist) those to whom he shall give the charge of the horses in question, both to levy them and bring them to his service, saying that he thought of giving 500 of them to an Almain who was making suit here (whom he could not name) and the other 500 to Mons. de Bur en; and also to permit Bur en to choose those that lie shall bring on the part of the Emperor, who, to do any good exploit, must be men whom he knows, the King fearing that if the Emperor left it to those of the Low Countries they would not provide suitably.
After this the King told him that the King of France had made the greatest assembly of ships on the Normandy coast that ever was, and it would be time (especially in recompense of past faults) that the Emperor's army by sea should be ready and joined with his, which is at Calais, to assure the passage for the victuals, of which there were 100 [ships] ready to make sail. He heard that the King of France was making threats and boasting that he would invade this country after he left; but (although few knew it) he had set such order that if the French came they would be handled as they deserved. The King of France had sent to Marseilles a great number of Norman and Breton mariners to conduct certain ships towards Normandy, together with a number of galleys, and Chapuys must advertise the Emperor of it, in order that provision might be made in Spain to keep them from passing the Straits. More than 10,000 or 12,000 Italians were come into France, but the King heard that they were men of little worth. On Chapuys's answering that he heard, by a man freshly come from France, that neither of the old nor of the new were there past 2,000 Italians in that quarter, the King told him that the Secretary of Venice resident here was the author, dispraising the said secretary as French and apparently only here as a spy. The King also repeated part of what he last said about the Duke of Alburcquerque, and waits eagerly to hear that the Emperor has accorded his request and expressly commanded the Duke to accompany him in this enterprise against France. London, 21 April 1514.
Fr. Modern transcript of the original at Vienna, pp. 3.
21 April. 365. Chapuys to the Queen of Hungary.
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She will see the occurrents here by the annexed copy of his letters to the Emperor. Can only add that the King has requested him to pray her to hasten the ships needed for the passage of his army; but, principally, to accelerate the equipping and sending forth of the ships of war, and to let them be such and so armed as is convenient—and in the Emperor's pay (not adventurers like those of last year), for otherwise there is no way of retaining them long or using them at need. Certainly the King will need a great number of wagons, for, besides intending to carry victuals continuously for 20 days at least, he has made several forts upon wagons and also several mills which will go milling and turning as the wagon proceeds. Upon her last writing of the difficulty of getting horses, Chapuys suggested to the Council that it would be well, since the King sends so many thousands of oxen thither, to use part of them for the wagons; but they do not like this, either for want of men who can conduct them or in order to have their oxen the fatter. London, 21 April (fn. n1) 1544.
Fr. Modern transcript of the original at Vienna, p. 1.
21 April. 366. Hertford and Others to Henry VIII.
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The lord Admiral arrived yesterday with the whole fleet, and now all haste is made to set the army to the sea. Are, however, encumbered with order of victuals, wherein the King has been deceived; for the surveyor of victuals, Mr. Nevile, declares that, after the rate delivered to him, every pipe of beef should contain 400 pieces of 2lb. each, whereas every pipe contains from 40 to 140 pieces short of that number, and none of the pieces weigh over 1 ½lb., and some not 1lb.; also by the books delivered to Nevile, there is 2,300 doz. Of loaf bread lacking, and a great part of that which has come is so mouldy and ill baked that it is no man's meat. Saw this themselves. Nevile says he finds the book he received from the bishop of Winchester, showing what victuals were stowed in each ship, in no part true; so that it is yet uncertain whether there are other lacks than the above specified. Signify the premises in order that deceit by the petty ministers appointed to furnish the royal army into France may be prevented. It was thought that, by the utterance of the victuals here to the army, the King would gain 5,000l.; but that does not appear. Herring, for which the King's price is four a penny, was sold here at the end of Lent at 7 a penny, and now no man will buy herring. As the herring will not last to be carried with the army, and Nevile is appointed, by the bp. of Winchester's letters, to sell 30 last of them, the writers have charged the mayor and others here to see them sold; who have no hope to utter them, but promise to do their best. Semblably, the King's price for beef is 2d. the pound whereas in this town it is 12d. the stone.
Have sent for the Wardens of the East and Middle Marches and other expert men to devise how the 4,000 horsemen appointed to burn Hadyngton may join the army at Edinburgh and all return together by land. The wardens will be here to-morrow. Wharton is not sent for, as he and Bowes are occupied with the charge touching Lenoux and Glencarne, and he is not appointed to the raid of Hadyngton. Newcastle, 21 April.
P.S.—Enclose letters from Wharton and Bowes, lord Evre and Gilbert Swyno. Signed: E. Hertford: John Lisle: Cuth. Duresme: Robert Landaffe: Rafe Sadleyr.
Pp. 3. Add. Sealed. Endd.: 1544.
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231, No. 80.
[Cal. of Cecil
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2. Undated draft, in Sadler's hand, of the above without the postscript. With note in another hand of the contents of the postscript.
Pp. 5. Endd.: To the K's Mate, depeched xxjo April, at x. wtin night. The last leaf detached and bound before No. 12 of the same collection.
21 April. 367. [Hertford] to Wharton and Bowes.
Hatfield MS.
231, No. 116(3)
[Cal. of Cecil
MSS., Pt. i.,146.]
St. Papers,
I have received your letters with those to "you, the lord Wharton," from lord Flemyng, Robert Maxwell and Drumlanryke, which are despatched to Court. For answer to your letters:—1. You should appoint lord Flemyng a day of entry and prepare his pledge to enter Scotland; and also answer lord Flemyng that Sir Roger Lassels has compounded with his taker and says that Flemyng was never surety for him nor required thereto, so that there is no cause why he should enter as prisoner. 2. If you meet Maxwell and Drumlanryck it were well to assay Maxwell for the delivery to the King of such houses as seem tenable, assuring him of the King's liberality; or, if he will not deliver them, requiring him to enter as his father's pledge, as he promised, seeing that his father does not enter according to the King's letters. Also endeavour to learn what service he and Drumlanryk will do. Finally, where you desire advice how to proceed further with Glencarne's son and Bishop, I have written to know the King's pleasure, and I think that, meanwhile, you should devise with them to bring Lenox himself to the King.
Note in another hand at the end "with a postscript in case they shall not meet with Robert Maxwell that then ye write to him to enter as his father's pledge according to his promise."
Draft in Sadler s hand, pp. 3. Endd.: * * to the 1. Wharton and Mr. Bowes, depeched 21 April.
21 April. 368. Augmentations.
R. O. A book of payments by the treasurer of Augmentations headed "Paymentes de anno r.r. H. VIIIvi xxxvto" giving the date and intention of each payment. The total under each heading signed by Wm. Berners and Robt. Burgoyn, auditors. (For the previous account see Vol. XVIII., Pt. I. No. 436.)
i. Payments of pensions to members of suppressed monasteries recorded under names of houses. [Except where otherwise noted here, these are quarterly or half-yearly payments for the year ended at March a0 350 and the dates range mostly between Dec. a0 340 and Dec. a0 350.]
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St. Mary Spittell: Wm. Major, prior. Bisham: John Cordrye, abbot. Chertesey: Thos. Potter. Godstowe: Kath. Bulkeley, abbess; Julian Pope, 3 April, a0 340. Syon: Agnes Jurdan, abbess, Margery Coverte, Margery Watnoo, Bridget Soliard, Marg. Lupton, Dorothy Sleight, Mary Nevill, Dorothy Betenham, Ant. Lytle, Ric. Browne, John Selbye, Eliz. Crowchley, Alice Sinowes, Anne Edwardes, Ant. Sutton, David Cursone, John Millet, Marg. Dellye, Awdrye Dellye, Kath. Breerton, Eliz. Fauxe, Marg. Elrington, Mary Denham, John Howell, John Grene, Rose Pagett, John Massey, Bridget Belgraye, Effamye Elamer, Eliz. Mountayne, Alice Lyster, Wm. Thirlington, John Stewkyn, Bridget Fitzharbert, Alice Betenham, John Deane, Dorothy Codrington, Agnes Merytt, Eleanor Begge, Eliz. Yates, Susan Purferrye, Marg. Monyngton, Ursula Fetiplace, Elenor Fetiplace, Marg. Bourchier, Clement Tresham, Marg. Wyndsour, John Russhe, Anne Dauncye, Marg. Walker, Eliz. Knottesforde, Anne Vuxe, Kath. Palmer, Joan Judde, Alice Pulton, Ric. Latche, Eliz. Ogle, Alice Elrington, John Bartelett, 13 Feb. a0 340, 5 April. Seint Marie Overeys: Barth. Fowle, prior. Saint Albane: Ric. Bowarman, abbot. Westmystre: Win. Melton, Wm. Verite, 3 Feb. a0 340, 5 May, a0 350, 14 July; Diones Dolyon, 5 May a0 350; Wm. Paciens, John Alen, Wm. Benson, abbot; Wm. Estney. John Fostar. Clerkenwell: Eliz. Sakvile. prioress. Worcetour: Hen. Holbeche, prior; John Blakwell. Sheen: Hen. Manne, prior; Thomas Hinde, John Pysaunt, Edm. Fletewode, Robt. Horsley and Geo. Horneby; Hen. Balle, 5 April a0 340, 6 Nov. a0 350 nil; Thos Manfelde, 10 April a0 340; Robt. Thirlbye, Wm. Woode, 31 March a0 340; Ric. Tyldesley, Thos. Smythe, Thos. Lowe, John Bromley. Valla Crucis: John Heron, abbot. White Friers, London: John Gybbes, prior. Buckfast: Gabriel Dunne. Rochestre: Ric. Chetham, Wm. Cawnterburye, Wm. Albone, Robt. Pilton, Robt. Smythe, Ant. Browne alias London, Thos. Nevill, Thos Graye, Nic. Arnolde alias Spelhurste, Robt. Bacon. Whitelande: Jas, Nicholas. Seint Bartholomew, London: Math. Delye, Wm. Barlowe, Ric. Duffe, John Smythe, sen., George Chapman (10 March a0 350 for 1 ½ years), Robt. Glasiar, Chr. Rayneolde, John Smythe, jun, Hen. George, John Sutton. Cockesforde: John Adamson, prior. Chester Abbey: Robert Wingham, John Taylour, 28 March, a0 340; Randolph Fynchetes, John May re, John Gostelowe, Thos. Rutter, Ric. Dane, Hen. Mathewe and Wm. Milner. Waltham Abbey: Miles Garrarde, Edm. Saunders, 10 April a0 340; Edm. Freke, Wm. Lyllye, Thos. Hawkins, Thos. Warren, Ric. Reede, Edw. Storye, John Saunder, John Norrys, Robt. Woodleeff, George Solis, Robt. Hull, John Holmestede, Robt. Parkar and Hugh Yonge. Bodmyn: Thos. Wannysworth. St. Mary's in Winchester: Agnes Bagecrofte, Mary Martyn, Cicily Gaynesford. Dartforde: Mary Kitson, Marg. Okelye, Kath. Clovile. Seint Augustyne in Bristowe: Morgan Guylliams, abbot. Westmalling: Marg. Vernon. Acon College, London: Laur. Gopferlar, master. Haighmonde: Thos. Corvester, abbot; Wm. Rolf and John Wright. Noneton: Eliz. Mylward. Westacre: Wm. Wingfelde. Hereforde West: John Bathowe, prior. Clifforde: Nic. Hugh, prior. Twyneham: John Poope. Axholme: Thos. Dobson, Thos. Broke. Norton: Thos. Bricket. Crowlande: John Reynes. Bardemonsey: Robert bp. of St. Asaphe, abbot. Towerhill: Hen. Moore, abbot. Chesthunt: Margery Hill, abbess. Fordeham: Ric. Browne, Wm. Baynton. Charterhouse nigh London: Thos. Salter, Wm. Wayte. Chestre Nunnery: Eliz. Crosbonour, abbess, Marg. Tatton, Marg. Shakeladye, Joan Foxelwist, Frances Bradbourne, Margery Trafforde, Margery Taylour, Jane Chauntrell, Eleanor Dutton, Alice Taylour, Joan Johns. Valla Riall: John Hawarde, abbot. Charterhouse Hynton: John Bagecroft. Ambresbury: Marg. Baynbridge. Stratforde Bowe: Sibbill Kirke. Tutbury: Arthur Meverell, 14 April a0 340. Walsingham: Ric. Vowell, John Clarke. Peterborough: Robt. Kyrton. Evesham: Thos. Bristowe. Graye Friers, London: Thos. Chapman. Wetherall. Raphe Harteley. Ostenhanger vicarage: Wm. Lamberde. Barnwell: Yon Badcocke. Assheridge: Joseph Stepney. Seint Martyn le Graunde: Thos. Hycklinge, Wm. Cristmas, Geo. Ranar, Ant. Nycolson, Hen. Hill, Hen. Garrarde, Tristram Sparkman, Thos. Robynson, Thos. Payne, Robt. Evans, John Stones, Thos. Canne. Breknock: Robt. Holden, prior. Chatteres: Mary Graye.
Total pensions, 3,466l. 19s. 10d. Signed.
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ii. Annuities (many of these are marked in the margin as perpetual pensions) granted out of monasteries:—Seint Maries in Yorke: Sir Thos. Wryothesley, 29 Dec. a0 34; John Stonyng, 13 April a0 34, 2 Oct. a0 35; Walt. Henley, 4 April a0 34, 22 Nov. a0 35; Sir Thos. Hennage, 20 Dec. a0 35. Hexham: Edm. Holgill, 8 Dec. a0 35. Leighes: Dean and chapter of Powles (perpetual pension), 8 Dec. a0 35. Bisham: Ant. Dunriche, 21 Jan. a0 34 30 June a0 35; Walt. Henley, 4 April a0 34, 22 Nov. a0 35; John Fulmar, 6 April a0 34, 5 Nov. a0 35; Sir Thos. Pope, 20 March a0 34, 3 Oct. a0 35; Sir Robt. Southwell, 20 July a0 34 (sic). Christchirche in Norwich: Sir Thos. Hennage, 9 Dec. a0 35. Taunton: John Tregonwell, 13 Jan. a0 34, 5 July a0 35; Wm. Glascock, 4 May a0 35, 17 Nov. Hide: Wryothesley, 8 Oct. a0 34; John Godsalve, 10 May a0 35. Durham: Wriothesley, 8 Oct. a0 34. Clerkenwell nunnery: Wriothesley, 8 Oct a0 34. Halles: Wriothesley, 8 Oct. a0 34. St. Swithin's in Winchester: Wriothesley, 8 Oct. a0 34; Thos. Goodman, 11 April a0 34, 30 Jan. a0 35. Chestre abbey: Wriothesley, 8 Oct. a0 34; the lord Chancellor, 18 Jan. a0 34, 10 Dec. a0 35; Otwell Worseley, 3 Feb. a0 34, 28 March, 16 Aug. a0 35, 16 Oct.; John Bircheley, 3 June a0 35, 22 Nov.; Roger Standisshe, 12 April a0 34. 3 Dec. a0 35; Robt. Radford, 3 Feb. a0 34, 16 Aug. a0 35; Thos. Banyon, 13 July a0 35 (for 3 ½ years). Christchurche Twyneham: Sir Thos. Hennage, 20 Dec. a0 35; Jas. Joskyn, 2 April a0 34; Wriothesley, 8 Oct. a0 34. Sempringham: lord Chancellor, 10 Dec. a0 35. Seint Marie withoute Yorke: Wriothesley, 8 Oct. a0 34. Seint Maris Overeys: Sir Thos. Poope, 14 Dec. a0 34, 28 June a0 35; Walt. Henley, 4 April a0 34, 22 Nov. a0 35; Ric. Hochenson, 26 April a0 35, 16 Dec; Robt. Riche, 5 April a0 34, 6 Aug. a0 35; Humph. Welles, 28 April a0 34, 18 Jan. a0 35; the dean and chapter of Pawles (perpetual pension), 8 May a0 35, 8 Dec. Bilsington: Thos. Cheteham suffragan of Sidon, 15 Jan. a0 34, 17 April, 10 July a0 35, 6 Oct. (perpetual pension). Leedes: Thos. Cheteham, suffragan of Sidon (for Ant. Husye and Thos. Darrell), 15 Jan. a0 34, 17 April, 10 July a0 35, 6 Oct.; John Gostwike and Ric. Wheler, 27 March a0 34, 10 Oct. a0 35. Peterborough: Thos. Butt, 27 March a0 34, 30 Sept. a0 35; Sir Edw. Mountague, Chief Justice, 13 April a0 34, 16 Nov. a0 35; Sir Thos. Hennage 20 Dec. a0 35; the dean and chapter of Powles (perpet. pension), 8 May a0 35, 8 Dec. Mochelney: John Manfelde, 23 Oct. a0 35. Langtony: Sir Ant. Kingeston, 7 Feb. a0 34. Bardemonsey: Dean and chapter of Norwiche, 11 April a0 34, 5 Dec. a0 35; Sir Thos. Pope, 20 March a0 34, 3 Oct. a0 35; Thos. Edgar. 20 July a0 35. Selbye: Thos. Rawlyns, 8 June a0 34, 4 Oct. a0 35. Sheen: John Ball, 31 March a0 34, 4 Oct. a0 35; John Fletewoode, 21 Feb., 16 Nov.; Walt. Henley, 4 April, 22 Nov.; Sir Thos. Pope, 20 March, 3 Oct.; Alex. Goodman, 31 March, 3 Oct.; Thos. Ridley, 26 March, 13 Nov.; Eliz. Elles, 30 March, 20 Oct.; Ric. Hochenson, 26 April, 16 Dec.; Robt. Hochenson, 16 April, 10 Oct, Thos. Fletewoode, 7 May, 24 Nov.; Robt. Riche, 5 April, 23 Nov.; Ant. Dunryche, 18 April, 23 Nov.; Eliz. Hochens, 28 April; Wm. Glascock, 4 May, 17 Nov.; Ralph Hunte, 31 March, 31 Oct.; Thos. Edgrarr (sic), 20 July; Ric. Smythe, 28 April, 17 Nov. Hynton: Wm. Hoorde, 30 March a0 34, 28 Feb. a0 35; Wm. Davis, 8 June a0 35, 6 Feb. Burye: Wm. Crane, 5 April a0 34, 27 Oct. a0 35; Ric. Tirrel, 11 April a0 34. 30 Jan. a0 35. Keynesham: Robt. Smart, 24 April a0 35, 8 Oct. Charterhouse nigh Coventrie: Robt. Riche, 5 April a0 34, 23 Nov. a0 35. Sion: Renolde Milsham, 1 April a0 34, 27 Oct. a0 35; Walt. Henley, 4 April a0 34, 22 Nov. a0 35; Ric. Hochenson, 26 April, 16 Dec.; Thos. White alias Percy, 22 April, 3 Dec.; Thos. Betenham, 8 June, a034 (for 3 ½ years). Tynmowith: Hen. Penkhethe, 26 May a0 35, 24 Nov. Chester nunnery: Thos. Ridley, 26 March a0 34, 13 Nov. a0 35. Tower Hill: Thos. Ridley, 26 March, 13 Nov.; Walt. Henley, 4 April, 22 Nov.; dean and chapter of Powles (two annuities) 8 May, 8 Dec. Shelforde: Miles Holme, 6 Dec. a0 35 (for 7 years). Pipwell: the bp. of Norwiche, 17 June a0 35, 5 Sept. Seint Mary Spittell: Ric. Hochenson, 26 April a0 35, 16 Dec; Thos. Eden, 10 Oct. a0 35, 17 Aug. a0 35; Wm. Whorwoode, 16 April a0 34, 19 Nov. a0 35; Wm. Glascock, 4 May, 17 Nov.; Thos. Edgarre, 20 July a0 35; dean and chapter of Powles (four annuities), 8 May, 8 Dec. Leyston: Wm. Sympson for Ric. Hochenson, 26 April, 16 Dec. Burton: John Bradshawe, 24 April, 13 Dec. Seint Augustyne in Bristowe: Jas. Gunter, 1 Jan. a0 34, 4 April, 27 June a0 35, 4 Nov.; Geo. Owen, 11 Nov. a0 35. Westmyster: Hen. Clerke, 27 March a0 34, 15 Oct.; Hen. Pawlye, preacher of the divinity lecture in Cambridge, 6 April, 31 Oct.; Wm. Moraunte, 21 April, 18 Oct.; Wm. Glyn, 16 March, 25 Nov.; dean and chapter of Powles (four annuities) 8 May, 8 Dec.; Hugh Weston, reader of the divinity lecture in Oxford, 27 June a0 35, 9 Oct. Barnewell: Sir Robt. Cholmley, 18 June a0 35, 9 Nov. Dellacrace: Nic. Whitney, 18 April, 4 Nov. Christ-church, London: dean and chapter of Pawles, 8 May, 8 Dec. Spalding: Thos. Knight, 11 April, 20 Oct.; John Rooke, 3 April, 20 Nov.; David Edwardes, 7 May a0 35 (for3 ½ years). Glamorgan: John Lewes, 18 April, 17 Oct. Buckfast: Jas. Knottesforde, 24 April, 20 Jan. Mynores: Robt. Riche, 5 April, 23 Nov.; dean and chapter of Pawles, 8 May, 8 Dec. Seint Albane: Robt. Riche, 5 April, 23 Nov.; Fras. East, 23 April, 19 Nov.; Sir Thos. Poope for Dunriche, 18 April, 23 Nov.; Thos. Edgarr, 20 July; Thos. Crosse, 28 Feb. 10 July, 28 Nov.; Laur. Poyners, 11 April a0 34, 30 Jan. a0 35; Walt. Henley, 4 April, 22 Nov. The late house of Elie: Wm. Rudstone, 11 April, 31 Oct. Winchcombe: Wm. Whorwoode, 16 April, 19 Nov. Pershor: Wm. Whorwoode, 16 April, 19 Nov. Seint John Jerlm: Wm. Whorwoode, 16 April, 19 Nov.; Ph. Babington, 9 May, 9 Dec.; Wm. Armested, master of the Temple, 30 Jan. a0 34, 21 April, 10 July a0 35, 18 Nov. Launde: Wm. Whorwoode (two annuities), 16 April, 19 Nov.; John Rooke, 3 April, 20 Nov. Dunstable: Ric. White, 11 Aug. a0 35, 10 Oct.; John Rooke, 3 April, 20 Nov. Welbeck: Ric. Bowyer, 28 March, 8 Dec. Seint Thomas Hospital: Sir Thos. Pope, for Dunriche, 18 April, 23 Nov. Ramsey: Sir Edw. Mountague, 13 April, 16 Nov.; Wm. Buttes, 21 Dec. a0 35. Thorney: Sir Edw. Mountague, 13 April, 16 Nov. Pipwell: Sir Edw. Mountague, 13 April, 16 Nov. Seint Andrewes in Northampton: Sir Edw. Mountague, 13 April, 16 Nov. Mochelham: dean and chapter of Chichester, 13 April, 19 Dec. Wenlock: Thos. Standyshe, 29 May, 3 Dec. Marryk: Sir Ralph Bulmar, 18 May, 17 Nov. Cockersande: Ant. Leighton, 14 June, 27 Nov. Chepstowe: John Marshall, 8 Jan. a0 34, 31 March, 1 July a0 35, 2 Oct. Stratfleer: John Rooke, 3 April, 20 Nov. Crowlande: John Rooke, 3 April, 20 Nov.; Jas. Tyteryngton, 3 June a0 34 (sic), 20 Feb. a0 35; Sir Thos. Henage, 20 Oct. a0 35; Griffith Richardes, 4 April, 14 Oct. Mewex: George Drewe, 30 March, 6 Oct. Childerlangley: Griffith Rychardes, 4 April, 14 Oct. Sharpe (Shap): Thos. Legh, LL.D. 31 May, 19 Nov. Cleve: Raphe Tybbes, 9 April, 10 Dec. Acon College in London: dean and chapter of Pawles (two perpetual pensions), 8 May and 8 Dec., and also to the same dean and chapter on the same dates, from Hoolywell (two), Seint Elen in London (four). "Charterhouse London" (two), "Seint Bartholomew London," Kilbourne, Stratforde nunnery (two), Waltham, Brewsiarde, Notley, Cobham College, Chartesey, Newarke, Elsing Spittell, Garradon and Alnewick. Seint Bartholomew London (f. 40): Urmeston, treasurer of Grayes Inn, for a priest serving there, 4 April, 3 Nov. Noneaton and also Merivall: Ric. Everard, 11 April, 30 Jan. a0 35. Ulvecrofte: John Fletewoode, 21 Feb., 16 Nov.; Sir Thos. Pope, 20 March, 3 Oct. Byndon: Sir Thomas Pope, 20 July a0 35. Brewern, Edw. Fetiplace, 20 July a0 35. Plympton: Walter Henley, 4 April, 22 Nov. Circestre: Thos. Edgar, 20 July a0 35. Battel: Walt. Henley, 4 April, 22 Nov., also from Darteforde and Neethe. Mountacute: Thos. Parcye, 12 April, 3 Dec, also from Christchurch in Canterbury. Shrewisbury: Ant. Wigclyff, 12 April, 3 Dec; Thos. Leigh, 8 March a0 35 (for four years). Shaftisbury: Wm. Whorwoode, 19 Nov. a0 35. Belegh: dean and chapter of Pawles, 8 Dec. a0 35. Monmowth: John Baker, 30 Nov. a0 35. Seint John in Exetour: Thos. Goodwyn and Ph. Fryare, 15 April a0 34. Whitelandes: David Nasshe, 31 March, 19 Nov. Gisburgh: Marm. Cholmley, 30 Sept. a0 35. Corneworthe: Chr. Hoole for Wm. Warsapp, 30 Jan., 21 Nov. Athelley: Wm. Inglond, clk., 4 June a0 35 (for 4 ½ years), 1 July, 17 Nov. Sir John Dudley landes: Walt. Henley, 4 April, 22 Nov. Malton: Wm. Peter, 3 May, 9 Nov. Kenelworthe: Thos. Broke, (for 4 ½ years), 5 March a0 34. Lylleshull: the bp. of Norwich, 17 June a0 35 (for 4 ½ years), 5 Dec, also similarly arrears &c. from Wingfelde College (for 1 ½ years), Wabourne (for 6 years) and Heringfleet (for 6 years).
Total annuities, 999l. 18s. 4 ½d. Signed.
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iii. Annuities granted by the King (many of them noted in margin as fees, and some as pensions):—Sir Thos. Wriothesley, one of the two Principal Secretaries, 8 Oct. a0 34. Sir Ralph Sadler, one of the two Principal Secretaries, 23 Dec. a0 34. Mr. Paget, one of the Principal Secretaries, 14 Oct. a0 35. Robt. Rolff, 21 Dec. a0 34, 28 Sept. a0 35. Sir Humph. Ratclyf, 26 March a0 34. Ric. Pigot, of the Chapel, 10 Jan, 29 March, 28 June, 4 Oct. Eliz. Golden, widow, 12 Jan., 4 July. John Eyr, 21 Feb., 13 June, 8 July, 12 Dec. The High Admiral, 14 Jan. a0 34. George Aylesbury, 25 Jan., 8 April, 26 June, 24 Oct. Thos. Darbye, 30 March, 23 Oct. Edw. Fetiplace, 6 May, 12 Feb. Robt. Pyrrye, 28 March, 1 Oct. Ric. Booer, 1 Feb., 5 Oct. Thos. Birde, 31 March, 4 Oct. Hen. Stevenson, 8 April, 1 Oct. Hugh Latimer, late bp. of Worcetoure, 2 April, 13 Oct. Peter Garrarde, 28 March, 26 Oct. Hen. Howarde, 12 March, 30 Sept. Sir Ric. Page, 31 March, 20 Oct. Walter Cromer, doctor of physic, 26 March, 6 Aug. Hen. Dingley, 4 May, 18 Oct. Wm. Fermer, 18 April, 27 Nov. Nic Shaxton, late bp. of Salisburye, 12 April, 10 Oct. Sir Thos. Clyfforde, 8 May. Thos. Nevile, 7 April, 21 Nov. Eliz. Hollonde, 31 March, 23 Nov. Sir Thos. Paulmer, 28 March, 15 Oct. Geo. Hooper, one of the keepers of the park of Hide, 13 April, 28 Nov. Edw. Free, one of the keepers of Hide park, 13 April, 23 Oct. Andrew Wedon, 13 April, 23 Oct. Lord Cobham, 8 April, 3 Nov. Wm. Whorwoode, high steward of the late mon. of Valle Riall, 16 April, 19 Nov. Sir Edw. Mountague, Chief Justice, 13 April, 16 Nov. Thos. Fitzhugh, clerk of the assizes and gaol delivery, 2 June, 11 Jan. Ric. Higham, under-steward of Waltham, 21 Nov. a0 35. Edw. Eglianbye, captain of the New Cetidell at Carlyle, 20 April, 22 Nov. Thos. Bromley, serjeant-at-law, for keeping the assises, 27 April, 28 Nov. Sir Thos. Wentworth, captain of Sandall castle, 31 March. Ric. Browne, 3 June, 19 Nov. Geo. Forman, 9 Feb., 13 April, 27 June, 12 Oct. Mary countess of Northumberland, 27 March, 16 Nov. Lord William Howard, 31 March, 1 Oct. Viscount Lisley lord Admiral, 29 March, 27 June. Ric. Lee, 31 March, 18 Nov. Sir Edw. Ringly, 31 March a0 34, 14 Feb. a0 35. John Free, keeper of Marybone park, 13 April, 23 Oct. Frediswide Knight, 31 March a0 34, 14 Feb. a0 35. John Pecke, under-captain of Sandall, 24 April, 14 Oct. Alice Buttes, late ancres of Excettour, 7 April. Edw. Gregorye, of the Stable, 9 May, 15 Nov. Susan Clarenciux, 25 May.
Total, 1,516l. 9s. 2d. Signed.
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iv. Payments in fees of officers of the Augmentations:—Sir Ric. Riche, chancellor, 26 Dec, 18 April, 4 June, 8 Sept. Sir Edw. Northe, treasurer, 14 Jan., 26 March, 14 July, 17 Oct. Walt. Henley, attorney, 23 Jan., 4 April, 24 June, 22 Nov. Nic. Bacon, solicitor, 12 March, 12 July, 2 Oct. Wm. Cowper, surveyor of woods, 27 Dec, 11 April, 26 June, 30 Sept. Thomas duke of Norfolk, high steward on this Bide Trent, 31 Oct.; and Sir Nic Hare, his deputy, 16 May, 1 Dec. The Lord Chancellor, high steward beyond Trent, 10 Dec. a0 35; and John Lucas, his deputy, 15 June a0 35. Walt. Ferr, keeper of evidences, 12 Jan., 2 April, 27 June, 14 Oct. John Warde, messenger, 26 Dec, 31 March, 2 Oct. Thos. Tirrell, messenger, 31 March, 25 Nov. Jas. Jonson, usher, 31 March, 20 Oct. Wm. Whorwood, Attorney General, 16 April, 19 Nov. Sir Edw. Northe, treasurer, for his clerks, 14 July a0 34, 16 March a0 34, 14 July a0 35, 17 Oct. Robt. Silvester, mason, 4 Oct. a0 35. John Perker, carpenter, 18 Oct. Wm. Barnes and Robt. Burgoyn, 4 Dec. a0 35.
Total, 1,109l. 0s. 10d. Signed.
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v. Payments of warrants by the King:—29 March a0 34, Sir Richard Gressham, for velvets, damasks and satins, warrant dated 27 March, 800l. 26 April a0 35, Wm. Oxenbridge, paymaster of works at the castle of Cambe in Sussex, W. 17 April, 2,000l. 27 April, John Wynter, towards one month's wages and victuals of 530 men, from 10 May next, serving in the Irish Seas, W. 26 April, 230l. 1 May. Wm. Hunnynges, one of the clerks of the Privy Council, to be issued to persons to be appointed by the Privy Council, for provisions for the wars, &c., W. 29 April, 100l. (fn. n2) 28 April, Nic. Wotton. dean of Canterbury, ambassador in Flanders, diets at 26s. 8d. for 3 months from 30 April to 31 July, W. 27 April, 122l. 13s. 4d. 30 April, Thos. Woodehouse, for 1,000 qr. of wheat and 4,000 qr. of malt in cos Norf. and Suff., W. 29 April, 2,000l.*. 80 April, John Repps and Thos. Waters, for 1,000 qr. wheat and 4,000 qr. malt in cos. Camb. Hunt., Line and Beds., W. 29 April, 2,000l.* 1 May, Sir Edm. Walsingham, for "divers and sundry sorts of ordnance, artillery, munitions and habiliments for war provided and bought into the office of the ordnance," W. 16 Feb., 3,239l. 12s.3d. 1 May, Sir Thos. Semour, ambassador in Flanders, diets at 40s. from 30 April, W. 27 April, 168l. 2 May, John Willy, the King's cooper, W. 2 May, 54l. 19s.*. 9 May, John Mille, of Southampton (W. to John Mille, John Kingesmyll and John White), for 2,000 qr. wheat in cos. Hants., Soms. and Dors, and barrelling and grinding the same, W. 4 May, 2,000 marks.*. 28 May, John Rither, cofferer of the Prince's household, for that household, parcel of 1,000l. paid him the same day, 500l. 7 May, Sir Edm. Peckam, cofferer of the Household, to be delivered to Sir Martin Bowes, W. 28 April, 2,000l. 11 May, Thos. Jeoffreye, one of the clerks of the Privy Seal, to be delivered at Callis to Sir Edw. Wotton, treasurer there, W. 5 May, 6,000l. 10 May, Thos. Turnebull, for hoops to be conveyed to Carlisle, W. 10 May, 19l. 4s. 9d. (fn. n3) 28 May, John Rither, full payment of 1,000l. for the Prince's household. 500l. 31 May, Cornelius Hayes and others, W. 26 March, 107l. 16s. 4 ¼d. 17 June, Wm. Burnell, to be delivered at Guisnes to Thos. Palmer, W. 16 June, 5,000l. (marginal note that it was delivered to Palmer at Calys on 23 June). 26 May, Thos. Agarde, for the lord Obryen 100l. and for Sir Donnoughe Obryen 56l. 13s. 4d., W. 26 May. 28 May, John Mille, part of l,000l. to be employed about the King's fortresses of Hurst and other places, W. 5 May, 400l. 5 July, Robt. Lorde, paymaster of the King's works, upon a further prest for works at Hampton Court, Nonesuche, Otelands and Mortlake, W. 24 June, 3,358l. 2s. 2 July, Sir Thos. Chenye, treasurer of the Household, money disbursed about the King's affairs, W. 1 July, 341l. 6s. 8d. 27 June, Thos. Mawbye, for butter, bacon and cheese, W. 23 June, 1.000l.* 30 June, Ant. Auccher, for the water works at Dover, W. 26 June, 752l. 2s. 7 July, John Milles, of Southampton, part of 1,000l. for fortresses of Hurst, &c., W. 6 May, 450l. 9 July, George Wright, for the reduction of an annual rent of 20l. a year, W. 8 July, 240l. 9 July, Wm. Oxenbridge, part of 2,000l. for buildings at Camber castle, W. 23 June, 1,000l. 12 July, Sir Robert Bowes, treasurer of the wars, W. 8 June, 16,000l. 14 July, John Mille, full payment of 1,000l. for the Hurst, W. 5 May, 150l. 19 July, John Mylle, part of 1,000l. to be employed upon the King's fortress at the Hurst, W. 7 July, 500l. No date, Thos. Leigh, LL.D., to be conveyed to John Uvedale, "treasurer for anenst Skotland," W. 26 July, 2 000l. 6 Aug., Ph. Lentall and Thos. Legate, towards paling of Pergore park in Essex, W. 8 July, 50l. 6 Aug., Sir John Williams and John Alile, part payment of 760l. 12s. 8 ¾d. for certain plate bought of sundry goldsmiths and given to the ambassadors of Skotlande, also for plate for christening cups for the King's store and other plate given to the French King's ambassador at his departing, W. 30 July, 300l. 15 Aug., the same, part payment as above, 100l. 10 Aug., Nic. Wotton, ambassador in Flanders, by Ant. Husye, an increase of 13s. 4d. a day of his diets from 24 June to 31 July and diets at 40s. for three months from 31 July to 22 Oct., W. 16 July, 192l. 13s. 4d. 19 Aug., Sir Humph. Foster, repayment of a loan made to the King "by force of a privy seal," W. 2 June, 100 mks. 26 Aug., Wm. Oxenbridge, paymaster of the castle beside Camber, full payment of 2,000l. for works there, W. 23 June, 1,000l. 26 Aug., Ant. Auccher, paymaster of the water works at Dover, part payment of 763l. 18s. 4d. for works there, viz. for the months 22 July to 20 Aug. and 21 Aug. to 19 Sept., 381l. 19s. 4d.; also on 7 Sept., 40l. 9 Aug., John Milles, of Southampton, by Sir John Gresham, part of 500l. parcel of 1,000l. due for the finishing of the works at Hurst and repairing the tower at Portesmouth, W. 7 July, 350l. 4 Aug., Sir Martin Bowes, master of the Mint, to be converted into harp groats for payment of the garrison in Ierlonde, W, 4 Aug., 4,000l. 8 Sept., Thos. Wyngfelde and Thos. Rolf, part payment of 1,900l. for victualling the ships. W. 23 Aug., 500l.; also, 10 Sept., 400l. 10 Sept., John Rollisley, for 300 tons of beer and other necessaries,* 333l. 6s. 8d. 14 Sept., Ant. Auccher, paymaster of the King's water works, residue of 381l. 19s. 4d., due 19 Sept. next. W. 22 Aug., 341l. 19s. 4d., 18 Sept., Sir Edm. Pekham, cofferer of the Household, part payment of 6,000l. payable at Mich, next for the Household, 1,000l. 29 Sept., Thos. Bartlett, the King's printer, for certain parcels of books, W. 24 Sept., 117l. 30 Sept., John Rollisley, in prest for beer, hoops and freight of ships to Berwick, W. 23 Sept, 112l.* 30 Sept., Sir Chr. Morris, for conveying ordnance and munitions from the Tower to Berwick, W. 23 Sept., 237l. 4s. 6d.* 8 Oct., Sir Fras. Bryan, ambassador to the Emperor, diets at 40s. for three months from 6 Oct. to 28 Dec, W. 6 Oct., 168l 14 Oct., Edw. Stonebanke, for the King's "marine causes," W. 11 Oct., 1,400l. 13 Oct., Thos. Rolf and Thos. Wingfelde, full payment of 1,900l. for victualling the King's ships, 676l. 13s. 4d. 1 Aug., Wm. Burnell, to be conveyed to Calleys and there delivered 3,000l. to Sir Edw. Wotton, treasurer of Caleis, and 2,000l. to Thos. Palmer, treasurer of Guysnes, 5,000l. (indentures of receipt by Wotton and Palmer dated 4 Aug.), W. 27 July. 1 Oct., John Either, the Prince's cofferer, part payment of 1,000l. to be due at All Saints for the Prince's household, 300l. 1 Oct., Thos. Rolf and Thos. Wingfelde, full (sic altered from "part") payment of 1,900l. for victualling the King's ships, W. 28 Aug., 323l. 6s. 8d. 8 Oct., Sir John Williams, for reparations to be done at Graf ton, 200l. 14 Oct., Sir John Williams and John Alile, part payment of 760l. 12s. 8 ¾d. for plate bought of sundry goldsmiths, W. 30 July, 160l.; also, 15 Oct., 200l. 12s. 8 ¾d. in full payment. 15 Oct., Sir Edw. Pekham, cofferer of the Household, part of 6,000l. for the Household, due at Mich, last, 1,000l. 30 Sept., Sir Chr. Morris, full payment of 251l. 13s. 10d. due for wages, victual and other charges, W. 23 Sept., 14l. 9s. 4d. 21 Oct., Ant. Auccher, paymaster of water works at Dover, for the months from 16 Sept. to 13 Oct. and 13 Oct. to 10 Nov., W. 19 Oct., 511l. 2s. 8d. 28 Oct., Ric. Cawarden, dean of Chichester, and Ric Ley, by John Jennynges, for the King's fortresses at Harwiche, W. 21 Oct., 600l. 6 Nov., John Rither, full payment of 1,000l. due at All Saints, 700l. 10 Nov., Sir Edm. Peckham, part of 6,000l. due at Mich., 1,000l. 12 Nov., Ant. Dunryche, for 8,418lb. weight of bell metal delivered to Sir Chr. Morris to be made into ordnance for the King, W. 3 July, 97l. 10s. 1 Nov., Sir Edm. Pekham, part of 6,000l. due at Mich., 300l. 28 Aug., Nich. Wotton, ambassador in Flanders, posting money, 33l. 4s. 4 ½d. 1 Nov., Nic. Wotton, diets for three months from 23 Oct. to 15 Jan., 168l. 27 Nov., Ric. Lee, to be conveyed to Ric. Cawarden, dean of Chichester, for the fortifications of Harwiche, W. 25 Nov., 300l. 2 Dec, Sir Edm. Peckham, part of 6,000l. due at Mich., 1,360l. 8 Dec, Thos. Wingfelde and Thos. Rolf, for victualling the King's navy in the Narrow Seas, W. 14 Nov., 2,298l. 11 ½d. 6 Dec., Wm. Gonson, paymaster of the King's ships, for maryne causes," W. 24 Nov., 2,351l. 5s. 2d. 12 Dec. William lord Windesour, surplusage of the account of the Great Wardrobe determined at Mich., 34 Hen. VIII., W. 9 June 35 Hen. VIII., 5,573l. 13s. 2d. (paid 12, 13 and 14 Dec). 15 Dec, Ant. Auccher, paymaster of water works at Dover, part payment of 1,117l. 4s. 4d. for provisions to be made against March next, W. 12 Dec, 400l. 28 Nov., Sir John Williams, for repairs at Grafton, 200l. 26 Dec, Thos. Geofferye, to be "transported northwards" to the Duke of Suffolk, W. 23 Dec, 3,000l. 27 Dec, Ant. Auccher, part of the W. of 12 Dec, 200l. 27 Dec., Ric. Cawarden. dean of Chichester, for the water works at Harwiche, W. 21 Dec, 400l. 3 Jan., Sir Fras. Bryan, posting money for the time he was in his embassade to the Emperor, W. 6 Oct., 77l. 5s. 15 Sept. (sic). Ant. Auccher, paymaster of water works at Dover, for two months from 11 Nov. last to 8 Dec. and from 9 Dec. to 5 Jan. next, W. 12 Dec, 411l. 14s. 8d. 19 Dec, Wm. Burnell, to be conveyed to Caleis and there delivered to Sir Edw. Wotton, treasurer of Caleis, and Thos. Palmer, treasurer of Guysnes, W. 18 Dec, 5,158l. for Wotton and 4,234l. for Palmer. 10 Dec., to the King by my master's hands (in margin Sir Edw. Northe) in full payment of 3,600l. for the purchase of the manor of Southelmam and other lands, 1,250l., also for the woods thereon, 300l. 10s. 8d. 8 Jan., Nic. Wotton, ambassador in Flanders, money laid out about the King's affairs, 21l. 2s. 6d. 25 Jan., John Mille, full payment of 1,000l. for the fortress of the Hurst. W. 7 July, 150l. 29 Jan., lord Wryothesley, treasurer of the wars, W. 18 Jan., 4,000l. 4 Feb., Sir Edm. Peckham, part payment of 4,000l. due at Candlemas. 1,000l. 14 Jan., Sir Edm. Peckham, full payment of 6,000l. due at Michaelmas last, 1,340l. 31 Jan., Ant. Auccher, paymaster of water works at Dover, part payment of W. of 12 Dec, 20l. 6 Feb., John Rither, cofferer of the Prince's household, due at Candlemas, 1,000l. 12 Feb. Ant. Auccher, paymaster of water works at Dover, for the month from 1 Jan. to 1 Feb., 237l.11s. 4d., and for the month 1 Feb. to 1 March 237l. 11s. 4d, W. 3 Feb.; also in full payment of W. of 12 Dec, 497l. 4s. 4d. 13 Feb., Morgan Wolfe, the Kings goldsmith, "for certain spangles for the coats of his footmen and the yeomen of his Grace's Guard," W. 12 July, 308l. 7s. 6d. 20 Feb., John Legh, for the rent of certain lands which the King has in exchange, 288l. 7d. 23 Feb., Sir John Williams, for repairs at Grafton, 200l. 23 Feb., Sir Edm. Peckham, cofferer, full payment of 4,000l. due at Candlemas, 3,000l. 14 Feb., Sir Edm. Walsingham, for furniture of the Tower, W. 4 Nov., 8,879l. 15s. 4d. 10 March, Ph. Lentall, "for th'empaling of the King's Highness' park at Piargoo," W. 8 July, 50l. 17 March, Wm. Wollascott, for the overplus of his lands which the King has in exchange by indenture of 14 Feb., 12l. 9s. 4d. 17 March, Wm, Gonson paymaster of the King's marine causes, W. 7 March, 1,908l. 18s. 4d. 17 March, Robert Lorde, paymaster of the King's works, W. 22 Feb., 3.037l. 16s. 8d. Dr. Wotton, ambassador with the Emperor, diets from 16 Jan. to 11 March, 110l.; and for six months in advance from 12 March to 26 Aug. next at 40s., W. 11 March, 336l. 22 Feb., Ric. Lee, in prest for sundry affairs, W. 22 Feb., 300l. 2 Aug., Michael Davy, to be disbursed as follows, viz., for conduct, coats and 8 days' prest of 2,371 footmen, 140 horsemen, 1 herald, 1 pursuivant, 4 trumpets, 52 gunners and 25 bowyers, fletchers and other artificers sent over the seas "to thandes of th'emperor anenst the frenche kinge," 1,689l. 14d., and to be delivered at Calleis to Sir Edw. Wotton, 300l., W. 29 July; also 2 Aug., to be delivered to Mons. de Chantonye, the Emperor's ambassador, 112l. 10s., and to the secretary of the King of Romans, 37l. 10s.; also, 2 Aug., to be "disbursed, as well to the earl of Glencar, Sir George Dugles, and others of Scotland as to the earl of Thomond and the earl of Clanrykard and others of Ireland, as well in reward given unto them as for certain chains and robes for their creations," &c., W. 8 July, 1,289l. 2s. 10d. 2 March, Ric. Lee, in prest for payment of prest money of 1,000 workmen and labourers to serve in the North parts, W. 29 Feb., 250l. 19 March, lord Wryothesley, for provision for the wars, W. 16 March, 10,000l.
Total payments by the King's warrants, 143,037l. 4s. 4 ½d. Signed.
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vi. Payments of warrants by the Council of the Augmentations:—19 April a0 340, John Hanbye, expenses of Mr. Chancellor and others sitting in commission at Howneslow, 16 and 17 April. 4l. 15s. 9d. 24 April a0 350, Geo. Wright, one of Mr. Chancellor's clerks, for charges of Mr. Chancellor and "other him associating" from 1 to 9 April, viewing divers of the King's parks, lordships and manors in Essex, 16l. 20 April a0 34, Robt. Russell, paymaster of works at Otford, Knoll and Panterste, for the works. 80l. 27 April a0 35, John Warde and Thos. Tirrell, messengers, riding expenses at 1d. a mile, 7l. 6s. 8d. 2 April a0 34, Jas. Jonson, usher, expenses of the Court in Hillary and Easter terms, 21s. 3 May a0 35, Wm. Whorwoode. Attorney General, for his expenses in attending since Pentecost last and devising books for the King 10l, also for his clerks 4l. 11 May, Geo. Maxie, for workmen finishing certain standings in the new park of Fayremeade, 20l. 7 May, Wm. Harvye in prest for repair of the King's house at Hakney, W. 4 May, 40l. 30 May, John Warde, for his livery coat at Easter, 33s. 4d. 4 May, Ric. Browne, steward of the Starr Chamber at Westminster, for the Council's dinner the same day, 4l. 12s. 5d. 14 June, Geo. Maxe, for workmen in Fayre Meade park, 20l. 6 June, Edw. Elderton, for repair of Hakney bridge and highways, 4l. 5s. 1d. 19 June, Thomas lord Borrowe, for purchase of Deanehill manor, 80l. 30 June, Walter Henley, attorney of Augmentations, riding about the survey of lands and making certain deeds, 7l. 6s. 8d. 1 July. Robt. Russell, for buildings at Otford and Knoll, 60l. 29 June, John Warde, for 17 loads of hay for the deer in Wanstede park, 6l. 16s., and for riding 318 miles, 26s. 6d. 30 June, John Beer, for purchase of lands in Sevenok, Kent, 93l. 11s. 14 July, Thos. Tirrell, messenger, for livery coat due at Easter last, 33s. 4d., and for riding 36s. 8d. 20 July, George Moneux, late alderman of London, by Ric. Vaughan, for certain lands, 24l. 3s. 5d. 1 Aug., Robt. Russell, for works at Otford, Knolle and Panthurste, 40l. 4 Sept., Wm. Harveye, servant to Sir Ric. Southwell, to repair the King's house at Hakney, W. 30 Aug., 40l. 7 Aug., Geo. Maxey, prest towards "the redusing of sundry of the King's howses," W. 5 Aug., 40l. 4 Sept., Robt. Russell, works at Otford, Knolle and Panthurste, W. 25 Aug., 40l. 31 (sic) Sept., Thos. Tirrell, pursuivant, for riding at 1d. a mile, 39s. 6d. 12 Sept., Wm. Cowper, surveyor of woods, costs of surveying certain woods, 20l. 15 Oct., John Gates, for making a new watermill at Istelwurthe, W. 23 Sept., 120l. 12 July, Phillip Lentall, for repair of the King's house at Purgoo, 11l. 6s. 6d. 9 Nov., Wm. Harvye, for repairs to be done at Hakney, with 20l. delivered to Hen. Golding, servant to Sir Ric. Southwell, 100l. 16 Oct., Robt. Russell, for buildings at Otforde, 100l. 22 Nov., Walter Henley, attorney of the Court, riding to York to take the confirmation of the Dean and Chapter for certain lands exchanged with the Abp., 13l. 6s. 8d. 26 Nov., John (sic) Russell, for repair of the King's house at Seint Albones, W. 24 Nov., 50l. 8 Dec, Thos. Tirrell, messenger, for riding, 5l. 2s. 1d. 23 Nov., John Russell, master carpenter of the King's works, "for charges done at the King's house of Seint Albones for the judges and other officers," 56l. 10s. 4d. 9 Dec., Geo. Maxeye, for certain perokes to be made in Fayremeade Park. 30l. 13 Dec, John Warde, messenger, 11l. 3s. 2d. 21 Dec, Robt. Russell, surplusage of his account for Otforde and Knolle. determined 16 Dec, 61l. 8s. 7 ½d.; also towards repairs at Otforde and Kuolle, W. 19 Dec, 40l. 19 Jan., Rowland Rampston, for his interest in a farm called Gowers and Buckrells in Chengeford parish, Essex, enclosed for the more part in Fayremeade park 20l. 31 Jan., Geo. Maxe, to be employed in Fayremeade park, W. 28 Jan., 26l. 18 Feb., Thos. Tirrell, pursuivant, W. 14 Feb., 20s. 13 Feb., Nic. Bacon, solicitor of Augmentations, for attending the chancellor and examining receivers' account at Michaelmas, a0 340, W. 12 Feb., 13l. 6s. 8d. 10 Feb., John Packe, carpenter, for repair of the King's house at Southwark, 4l. 9s. 4d. 15 Feb., Sir Ric. Riche, chancellor of Augmentations for diets and pains in hearing the accounts ended at Michaelmas 34 Hen. VIII., 40l.; likewise Sir Edw. Northe, treasurer, 13l. 6s. 8d.; likewise, on 12 Feb., Sir Thos. Poope, master of woods, and, on 16 Feb., Walter Henley, attorney, 13l. 6s. 8d. each. 15 Feb., Sir Ric Richer chancellor, riding to survey the works at Otford and Knollo, 6l. 15 Feb., John Russell, for repairs at the King's house at Seint Albones, 100l. 18 Feb, Walter Henley, attorney of Augmentations, diets, riding to Winchester to take surrender of the Dean and Chapter of certain lands exchanged with the King, 4l. 5 March, John Banaster, W. 4 March, for his whole year's annuity granted in recompense of certain lands, 12l. 16s. 9d. 7 March, Robt. Russell, for repairs at Otforde, Knolle and Panthurste, 40l. 13 March, Wm. Harvye, for repairs at the King's house at Hackney, W. 12 March, 100l. 14 March, Robt. Hennage, executor of Lady Pykering, dec, in recompense of 50l. due to her by the late abbot of Seint Maryes nigh Yorke, 40l. 13 March, Wm. Cowper, surveyor of woods, for survey of Graf ton woods, 30l. 4 Dec, Wm Barnes and Robt. Burgoyne for their diets, lying at London to take account of the treasurer of Augmentations, as in former years, 30l., and for their clerks 10l. 16 March, Sir Edw. Northe, treasurer, "for green cloth bags, books, wax, parchment, paper, and ink by him occupied and spent within the time of his account," 12l.; and to his clerks, in reward, 13l. 6s. 8d., and to Mr. Chancellor's clerks for "casting and trying of the charge and discharge of the Treasurer's account," 40s.
Total 1,816l. 3s. 1 ½d. Signed.
f. 64. vii. Payments by decrees of the Court of Augumentations:—11 April 34 Hen. VIII., Robt. and Wm. Duncombe, for a debt out of Westm., decree 23 May a0 330, instalment due at Lady Day a0 340, 16l. 8 June a0 350, Wm. Burston, in recompense for lands at Mylton beside Gravesende, decree 4 June, 66l. 13s. 4d. 6 June. Anne Baylye, widow, decree, 6 Feb. a0 310, debt out of Feversham, 25l. 12 June, Sir John Williams and Sir Edw. Northe, for lands in Bygrove near Baldock, Herts., decree 9 June, 72l. I June, John Dryver, by Sir Edw. Baynton, decree 2 July a0 310, debt out of Wilton, 60l.; also to Baynton for a debt out of Bodenham (sic) (fn. n4) decreed 2 July a0 310, 100l. 9 June, Anne Gardenar, widow, decree 26 May a0 35, for her title in "a mease with th'appurtenances lying in a streate called Corsers Rewe," 3l. 6s. 8d. 30 June, Sir Ric. Gressham, arrears of an annual rent, decree Mich., a0 330, 10l. 29 Jan., Anne Bayle, widow, by Edw. Bartilmewe, for a debt out of Feversham, decree 20 Feb. a0 310, 25l. 7 March, Ric. Bagecroft, decreed 10 Feb., for his interest in Tymworth manor, 26l. 13s. 4d. Total 404l. 13s. 4d. Signed.
Grand total of payments in the year 35 Hen. VIII., 152,350l. 9s. ¾d. Signed.
A bound volume of 64 numbered folios.
21 April. 369. Masks and Revels.
Loseley MS. Charges for masks and revels at Hampton Court 85 Hen. VIII., including the carrying of stuff from Westminster Palace to Rounsevall and from Warwick Inn to Poules Wharf and thence to Hampton Court, "white cotton for rolls to the Turks' heads," payment to Nic. Lezard, painter, &c.
From Kemp's Loseley MSS.
370. Patents.
R. O. Notes of grants of lands and licences of alienation contained in Patent Rolls 34 Hen. VIII. part 5 and 35 Hen. parts 1, 2 and 3.
A bound volume of 378 written pages, in a modern hand, and some blank leaves.
[21 April.] 371. Ireland.
Wardships and Waste Lands. See Undated Grants in April 35 Hen VIII., No. 7.
22 April. 372. The Privy Council to Hertford.
See No. 386(2).
22 April. 373. Edward Tyndale to Anthony Bourchier.
R. O. Commendations to him and his bedfellow, and thanks for their good cheer. Received a letter from him a little before Easter, but has not since had a sure messenger by whom to write. Has kept the house about six weeks upon the cutting of his leg, but is somewhat better. I mind not to depart with your company, neither shall the office depart from me without your counsel. Your brother shall not serve you more earnestly than I. "Power may lack. Good will, I trust, never thought nature a debtor to earnest amity. True friendship, where it is grafted with honest qualities, never yet considered any pleasure worldly like his true friend. I write grossly and a rude style, but mean as I write." Has received other letters for the same thing. Trusts to make merry with him at his coming to his native country. His (Bouchier's) father and mother are well. Scribbled 22 April ao H. VIII. 36to.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To, &c., Anthony Bouchear, gent., auditor to the King's Majesty.
22 April. 374. Chapuys to the Council.
R. O. Begs them to grant the enclosed petition of Ant. Maçuello, Spanish merchant, without insisting on the conclusion of the books, which, as the matter is clear, may very well be altered, as they were last year, in his behalf. Begs them also to provide that Loys Frarin, subject of the Emperor, not keeping house here, may not be unduly molested for payment of the impost. London, 22 April, 1544. Signed.
French, p. 1. Add. Endd.
22 April. 375. Chapuys to Prince Philip of Spain.
Add. MS.
28,593, f. 311.
B. M.
vi. 69.]
Has received his letter of 4 Jan. (Henero) (fn. n5) and protests gratitude for sympathy and hope that the Prince is himself better. This King rejoiced to hear the news of his marriage and desired to be earnestly recommended to him, as also did the Queen and Princess. The estates of the Empire, in the Diet of Spires, have unanimously promised to aid the Emperor against France and the Turk. The Bohemians and all the patrimonial vassals of the King of the Romans, and also the Hungarians who take his part, agreed to serve him more than ever, and he hopes to recover what the Turk took last year. Flanders and the Emperor's neighbouring countries have consented to give, for half a year, 200,000 ducats monthly for the war against the French; who seem to be very fearful and not so contentious of late as formerly when they asked absolution for having treated with this King, whom they called schismatic. By what the King declared to Chapuys more than three days ago, they have sought many ways to begin a practice of peace, but hitherto no overture has been made. Has used many persuasions to the King not to listen, nor to receive the ambassadors whom the French wish to send him. The chief thing concluded by the Parliament here was to give the King the money which divers of his subjects lent him last year. They also granted a contribution of the tenth of all their goods, which will amount to a very great sum. Together with a band of foot and horse sent by land against Scotland, the King has also made an armada of more than 150 sail to set on land over 15,000 picked men; which armada departed hence on the 20th ult., but, because of contrary wind, has not been able to proceed far as yet. By his forces, the dissension there and the intelligence which the English have there, it is hoped to come to some agreement for the tranquillity of these two realms. The Patriarch of Aquileya is said to have embarked in Scotland for France, but Chapuys suspects that, if advertised of the said armada, he will wait a little, and not trust the armada more than he trusted the safe-conduct which the King granted him to pass this way. He lately sent a long written discourse to persuade the King to peace with the King of France and to reconcile the Emperor and that King. Writing things so ill grounded only gives occasion to laugh at him. The King, notwithstanding his embarrassment with Scotland, does not lessen his ardour for the enterprise against France, in which he desires to be in person; and not a moment is lost in providing necessaries for his army, which is to be the most powerful that ever went out of this kingdom. May God maintain him in this holy purpose, and give him health to accomplish it. The Prince will long ago have heard how the Duke of Alburquerque left the Court to go by this realm into Spain, and arrived here on the 24th ult. Describes how the Duke is still detained by contrary weather, and has made such a good impression on the King and all the courtiers that the King much desires his company in the enterprise of France and has despatched a courier to the Emperor to obtain this, and told Chapuys the day before yesterday that he would like to send another courier for the same purpose. For a long time no person who has come into England has been better entertained. The King has caused him to see six or seven of the principal royal houses, and he has been feasted and shown the King's rich furniture and plate. Here it has been lately agreed that the Emperor, conformably to the treaty, shall declare himself enemy of the Scots; and afterwards this King will do the like against the duke of Solstuçia (sic), usurper of the kingdom of Denmark, in case no agreement is made between the Emperor and the said Duke, who, for that effect, has sent ambassadors to Spires, chief of whom is the Count of Odenburque. It is hoped that they will conclude, and that Duke Frederic Palatine, not to be hindered in the succession of the Elector his brother, who died recently, will be more tractable than hitherto. Of the restitution of the Duke of Brunswick nothing is known, but it is hoped that the Emperor will obtain all that he asks of the Germans. London, 13 April.
Kept this in the hope of getting a courier, and meanwhile received letters from Spires reporting that the Emperor had succeeded in obtaining that the aid of 24,000 foot and 4,000 horse granted to him should be given in money, not in men, and paid thus:—to the Emperor for 16,000 foot and 3,000 horse, and to the king of the Romans (against the Turk) for 8,000 foot and 1,000 horse. Duke Frederic Palatine has been declared elector and took his oath in the Emperor's presence. The Emperor is to leave Spires on the 22nd inst. for Metz in Lorraine. The artillery went from Flanders thitherwards some days ago, and the Prince of Orange is to depart within two days with over twenty standards of Almains. The King of France is said to have no foreign men of war save 2,000 Italians on the frontiers, and makes no assembly of men. The said King is now about Roan continually at the chase. Please God there may come to him such a chase as he got in the park of Pavia, as his evil works and intentions deserve. By letters of the 12th, the Emperor commands Chapuys to write that a gentleman will shortly be sent with all the news, by whom Chapuys will advertise the Prince of everything. This King continues making haste in this enterprise and has had many ovens made to be carried on wagons, and many mills which will grind as the wagon moves. Through contrary wind the King's army by sea is still unable to arrive in Scotland. Closed the 22nd of the said month 1544.
Spanish, pp. 10. Modem copy from Simancas. Original addressed to the Prince and also to Covos.
22 April. 376. The Expedition against Scotland.
R. O. Hertford's warrant to Sadler to pay George and Richard Bowes, captains of 200 men, for coats of themselves, petty captains and men at 3s. 4d. Newcastle, 22 April, 35 (sic) Henry VIII. Signed.
Signed as received the same day by George Bowes.
P. 1.
22 April. 377. Edw. Shelley to Hertford.
Hatfield MS.
231, No. 28.
[Cal. of
Cecil MSS.
Pt. i., 147.]
Showed the tenor of his letter to Sir Chr. Morys, who has stayed the hoy and two small vessels, the best here for the quick despatch of the ordnance, &c., when it arrives. Lades the best ship here with biscuit, and asks whether to lade also in it the 200 empty costrels of which his lordship formerly wrote; also whether to bake any loose bread or continue baking biscuit, for all the wheat will be baken within 12 days. Will be diligent in brewing of beer "with the small help that here is." Hertford may send one or two small hoys with the empty "caske" from the navy to be filled here and returned. Barwyke, 22 April. Signed.
P. 1. Flyleaf with address lost. Headed in a later hand: To therle of Hertforde.
22 April. 378. William Wise to St. Leger.
R. O. The bark that "entendid" to Dublin with the King's treasure to set forth the "kehern" was chased by Bretons and is safely arrived at the Slade in Waisford. Of these kehern we are charged with the baron of Pover's 25, and, to buy them silk and saffron, have delivered each 40s. Betwixt Mr. Bruerton's men and my lord of Ormond's "kehern," on this side Leghlin, has been bickering about the provision of victual, and five or six of Bruerton's men and three or four of Ormond's slain. At Kilkenny on Tuesday last, in Easter Week, I read Mr. Bruerton's letters to my said lord, who is ready to put the offenders to judgment. Bearer, Moris Danyell, has reported to me words against the King's supremacy, when he was like to die of an ague at Limerick. One John Artour asked him at his bedside how he believed, and he answered that he believed as the Church believed. "Dost then," quod he, "believe in the Pope's authority? For and thou do not, but believe as they believe where thou hast been in Ingland, thou goest straight to Hell." There were no witnesses, and Artour was his earnest friend, but he could not conceal such heinous words. I required him to disclose them to my lord Justice and the Council, but he said that the passage served him here and he would straight to Court, and required me to write this to your lordship. "I hear that my unthrifty boy is driven to his shifts," and pray you to lend him 4l. to bring him home. Waterford, 22 April.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Ireland. Endd.
22 April. 379. Vaughan to Henry VIII.
R. O. Towards evening on the 21st arrived a post from the Marquis of Gwaste; but nothing was bruited till next morning, when men began to say that Gwaste was beaten beside Carynyen, and many Spanish veterans slain and Gwaste retired to Ast. As this news is put abroad so slowly by those who know the truth, and Vaughan departs homewards tomorrow, he writes only what he has heard bruited in Spire. After the Princes of Almayn had promised the Emperor to declare themselves enemies to the French king they required the Swysses henceforth to suffer no Swysses to serve the French king. The Swysses sent the Princes' letters to the French king for counsel; and now have despatched certain personages with the answer, who are daily looked for here. The king of Denmark has ambassadors here for peace; which the Emperor will grant, because without it he cannot victual his army in his "journeys into France." The French king has warned the duke of Lorreyn not to supply victuals to the Emperor's army coming through Lorreyn. The Almain princes are daily in council and are said not to have yet concluded to declare themselves enemies to the French king or to give the solde of 24,000 footmen and 4,000 horsemen except upon conditions, which Vaughan cannot yet learn. The Turk has taken the fortress of Plynteburge in Hungary.
Baron Hedike (who came to Spire about four days past) has told the Ambassador that duty bound him both to serve the King and do what pleasure and service he could for the Ambassador.
P.S.—Baron Hedike sent Chr. Mownt to the Ambassador and Vaughan to say he had learned among the Princes here that they had granted the solde of 24,000 footmen and 4,000 horsemen, but could not agree about the levying of it, some wishing it levied of men throughout all this country, according to the custom of Almayn, and others wishing it levied "of men according to their substance, against the old custom." Also that the cities would nowise agree to the declaring themselves enemies to the French king. Also that the Marquis of Gwast had beaten the French, beside Carynyen and his host were fallen greedily to the spoil, when the French horsemen returned and defeated them.
Now the Emperor's servants say that the Marquis was overthrown by the French, and blame him for setting upon them with fewer men than their army.
Begs that his substitute in the office of faculties may be joined in patent with him. The office is fallen, as Henry knows, into great decay, and is little worth to the holder. His substitute's name is John Gruffithe.
The Emperor levies men, "both in the Base Countries and in these parts, against his going and voyage into France." Spire, 22 April 1544.
Hol., pp. 5. Endd.: Stephen Vaughan to the King's Majesty.
22 April. 380. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. As he wrote before, has paid Landenbergh for conduct of his 1,000 horsemen and 4,000 footmen, 16,000 fl. of 15 batz and to Hans van Sikkyngen, the Ambassador's colonel, 10,000 fl. of 15 batz for his 1,000 horsemen. Brought with him a bill of Sorer's (made in London for exchange of 2,000l.) of 11,305 fl. of 18 batz and 40 cruytsers, which equals 13,566 fl. of 15 batz and 40 kr.; also a bill of exchange from Flanders for 10,544 fl. of 15 batz, being the rest of 2,000l. sent for payment of Mons. de Bure and the abovenamed captains, which remained with Mr. Chamberleyn; both which bills were paid by the Sorers at Frankfort, and amounted to 1,890 fl. of 15 bats less than he paid the captains. Not knowing what he would have to pay to Sickyngen, nor what money the captains would refuse, took also of the Sorers (upon credit, to be paid by lord Wriothesley) 3,550 fl. of 15 batz, part of which is now taken by the captains and the rest by Mr. Wotton. Took it of the Sorers at the rate of 101 batz and 47 cruytsers for the pound sterling. The 200l. delivered to him by Wriothesley he carried by bill of exchange from Antwerp, "for fear of the way," and will bring back again by exchange, without loss.
After much trouble, Landenberghe's mustering place is appointed by the Emperor at Acon, 4 miles from Mastreght. Has tarried at Spire these five days, since Blewmantel came with letters from the Council, in hope of Landenberghe's coming, so as to give him a day for mustering his men to be at Ayre by 20 June next. Has not seen Landenberghe since they parted on Easter Day at Frankfort, but a secretary of his came yesterday to say that he is gone to prepare his band, and Vaughan told the King's pleasure to the secretary. There are not above 50 Flemish miles between Acon and Ayre, so that he may come in 10 or 12 days. Told the colonels that the Emperor would provide horsemeat by the way.
Baron Hedyke, who came to Spire about four days ago, visited the Ambassador, Mr. Wotton, and said his duty to the King bound him to offer services. It was bruited that the Almain princes had promised to declare themselves enemies to the French king; but Vaughan finds here that this is not yet agreed, and that they give the solde of 24,000 footmen and 4,000 horsemen upon certain conditions. They are still in Council daily. The king of Denmark has ambassadors here for peace, which men think the Emperor will grant because, having war with France, he cannot without it victual his army. The Turk has taken Plynteburge in Hungary. On the 21st inst. arrived a post with word that Guasto was overthrown by the French beside Carynyen in Italy, and many noblemen taken and slain. Spire, 22 April.
P.S.—Departs tomorrow towards England. Begs Paget to forward his suit in his present letter to the King to have his substitute in the office of faculties, John Gruffithe, joined in patent with him. The office is in great decay and "not worth to me xxl. a year, and yet am 'countable to the King's Majesty."
Hol., pp. 5. Add. Endd.: 1544.
22 April. 381. The Queen of Hungary to Chapuys.
R. O.
vii. 75.]
Answers his two letters of the 12th and 14th inst.
First, as to the declaration against Scotland, the minute (fn. n6) he has sent her is very discrepant from that which she sent him, inasmuch as it says that the Scots have invaded England and are declared enemies, whereas the form she sent neither confessed the invasion nor declared them enemies, but [stated] that because she knew them to be at war with England she interdicted them from resorting to Flanders; and the subjects of Flanders from resorting to Scotland or favouring or assisting the Scots, in conformity with the treaty, which expressly distinguishes between those to be interdicted from resort and those to be reputed enemies. Also she is not bound to express in the declaration that Scots [who] shall have safe-conduct of the King might freely resort to the countries of her government; although, for the King's sake she is content to grant it, on the understanding that they take cognisance of this in letters of the Emperor's, as she has before written. Until he writes his opinion (vostre advis), especially as to the said invasion, upon which depends whether the Scots are to be declared enemies or interdicted, she remains in suspense. On the one hand she desires to please the King; on the other to declare against the Scots is a thing of no small importance. Requires his opinion with all speed, and meanwhile has sent to know the Emperor's pleasure.
As to the number of horses, the English are ill informed in saying that one four-horse wagon from every parish would give four times as many horses as they demand, for she has made a list (description) of all wagon horses here and does not find that by taking the sixth horse of all peasants and carriers she could get 8,000 horses, "et si a telle paroche que furnira x. ou xx. chariotz et le moindre villaige ung, deux ou troix"; and of the 8,000 horses which she has ready to serve the armies of England and the Emperor and for victuallers a great part will be found useless. Nevertheless, that they may not on this pretext retard the enterprise against France, Chapuys shall show that they must not consider that she makes difficulty about furnishing what they ask in order to save herself or to favor the subjects here, but only not to put the English out in their reckoning (pour non les forcompter), and if charged with more than the sixth horse the peasants would leave their labours and so cause famine and dearness; and that with half the horses which she can raise here she does not serve them badly. Nevertheless, of the remaining 4,000, if she should be able to retain any number after furnishing sufficient for the Emperor's army and the baggage of the men of war here, she will willingly send them to the King's service; but if, afterwards, for want of wagons they are ill served with victuals the fault will not be hers. If the King and Council would be satisfied with 6,000 horses Chapuys may of himself go to that number, which she will with great difficulty be able to furnish; and if the King will send his commissioners for wagons and horses she will communicate the list (description) to them, and if they know how to obtain more she will assist them; but she cannot furnish the number they demand, and they ought to consider that, in furnishing the 2,000 horses of men of war and 6,000 for artillery and wagons, she will furnish more horses than the King will have for the rest of his army, which is nowise reasonable.
As to the 200 ships which they demand she has sent to all coasts to make them ready; and will use all diligence, but must know in good time beforehand when they are required.
Is likewise making all possible diligence to have the ships of war ready soon; but all who understand such affairs think it not expedient, especially for guarding the coasts, to have no ships of less than 80 tons; and although she has asked the advice of the English she does not feel bound to arm as they order, but will furnish boats for putting 2,000 men on the sea, according to the treaty.
Chapuys should get reciprocal letters for the security of the safe-conducts, which she supposes that he would have sent to her if they had been delivered to him as promised. The ambassador of England has exhibited an extract (as he says) of the deposition of those who were on the ship taken by the Scots before La Vere, charging those of La Vere with having behaved ill therein. Will enquire into it and punish them if guilty. Is moreover sending thither to constrain the Scottish prisoners to pay the damages of the Englishmen in accordance with their declaration.
Fr. Modern transcript of the original minute at Vienna, pp. 4. Original headed: A l'ambassadeur Chapuis en Engleterre, du xxijx d'Apvril 1544, dois Bruxelles.
22 April. 382. Charles V. to the Marquis of Castiglione.
R. O. Hearing the issue of the battle which the Marquis del Gasto has had with the enemies in Piedmont, we send Juan Baptista Gastaldo, master of our camp, thither with commission, jointly with that which the Marquis will write to you, to speak with you, or write on our behalf, as the necessity of affairs requires; and we beg you to give him credence and act according to our trust in you. Spires, 22 April 1544. Signature (copied in facsimile): Carolus. Countersign (copied in facsimile): Idiaquez.
Copy, (fn. n7) Spanish, p. 1. Add.: Illustri Aloysio a Gonzaga, Marchioni Castiglionis, consiliario et camerario nostro sincere dilecto.
22 April. 383. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
R. O. Since his last of the 6th have come sorrowful news of the rout of the marquis of Guasto's army in Piemont on the 14th, about 6 miles from Carignan; where he strake battle with the Frenchmen and lost the field through the flight of the Imperial horsemen and 6,000 Almains. The 6,000 Imperial Italians and Spaniards, with 1,200 Almains, valiantly won the first battle and took Mons. de Termes, captain of the French horsemen, whom they have conducted to Ast, where the Marquis saved himself, slightly hurt. All the 1,000 horsemen and 1,500 of the Almains and Spaniards saved themselves; 5,000 were slain and taken, but the captains are safe. During the battle, the Imperials in Carignan (2,000 Almains and 1,000 Spaniards) issued out and recovered victuals for two months; so the French host has left them and gone against Chier. The French host is bigger than was esteemed, and their cavalry numbers 2,500. It is said that the Marquis did not esteem the enemies so much as he should have done. He has made good provision for the state of Milan and raises 3,000 Italians. There are 2,000 Spaniards from Naples come to Specie towards Milan and 3,000 Almains are marching thither. The duke of Mantua sends men to Montferrata. The Milanese have given the Marquis 30,000 cr. and will give 60,000 more, to sustain him till provision comes from the Emperor. The French faction triumphs at this victory. Before Easter Cardinal Grimanye, the Bishop's legate, departed to Parma and Plaisance, apparently without resolution of this Signory. The Cardinal of Ferrara is arrived here, from Ferrara, with great commissions from the French king. These men are inclined to France, and make great provision of money and have summoned the duke of Urbin, their captain, living in fear of this league between Henry and the Emperor. Signor Camillo Ursin, Piero Stroci and other captains make 8,000 footmen upon the Bishop's and Ferar's lands, either for the French king or for the Bishop, "being in voice to go both into France, and also to Tuscana, where it is thought Barbarossa shall come." All Italy is in motion. The Turk assembles horsemen at Sophia to invade Lubiana, Pettovia and those places of Ferdinando towards Triest The Turks in Hungary, esteemed at 40,000 horsemen, have taken a town (fn. n8) of importance. Venice, 22 April 1544.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
23 April. 384. Order of the Garter.
Anstis, Order
the Garter,
ii. 429.
Chapter of the Order of the Garter held 23 April, 36 Hen. VIII., at Greenwich, at 3 p.m. Present: the duke of Suffolk, earls of Surrey and Essex, lords Russell and St. John, Sir Thomas Cheyney, Sir Ant. Browne, Sir John Gage and Sir Ant. Wingfeild. From 3 o'clock till 6 the King's coming was expected, and vespers put off; but, being detained by affairs, he commissioned Suffolk to be his deputy for the present feast; and vespers were celebrated and all went home.
(24th.) Next day at 4 p.m., at the time of vespers, they proceeded to name knights as usual, viz.:—
Sir Ant. Wingfield:—Princes: marquis Dorset, earl of Arundel and earl of Shrewsbury. Barons: lords Delaware, Cobham and Parr of Horton. Knights: Sir Wm. Sydney, Sir Ant. Selenger, Sir Giles Strangwais.
Sir John Gage:—Princes: Dorset, Shrewsbury, Arundel. Barons and knights: as Wingfield.
Sir Ant. Browne:—Princes: Shrewsbury, Arundel, Dorset. Barons: lords Wharton, Parre of Horton and Delaware. Knights: as Wingfield.
Sir Thos. Cheyney:—Princes: as Gage. Barons: lords Wriothesley, Parre of Horton and Stourton. Knights: Sydney, Selenger and Sir Edw. Baynton.
Lord St. John:—Princes: as Wingfield. Barons: lords Delaware, Cobham and Wentworth. Knights: Sydney, Baynton and Strangways.
Lord Russell:—Princes: Shrewsbury, Arundel and Derby. Barons: Cobham, Parre of Horton and Wharton. Knights: Selenger, Strangwais and Sydney.
Earl of Essex:—Princes and barons: as Wingfield. Knights: Sir Thos. Seamoure, Sir Hen. Knevet and Selenger.
Earl of Surrey:—Princes: as Wingfield. Barons: Parre of Horton, Wharton and Grey of Wilton. Knights: Sir Thomas Seymoure, Sir Hen. Knevet and Sir Fras. Bryan.
Duke of Suffolk:—Princes: Arundel, Derby, Shrewsbury. Barons: as lord Russell. Knights: Selenger, Sydney, Strangwais.
Suffolk, as deputy, delivered these names to the King, who kept them until next day.
(25th.) Next day (after the mass for deceased knights) the knights were received by the King, who chose Arundel and Selenger to be companions of the Order and constituted the earl of Essex his deputy to keep the feast of St. George at Windsor, 18 May, assisted by Gage and Wingfield. These were charged to instal the aforesaid two knights and also Sir John Wallop, who had been elected on Christmas Eve at Hampton Court.
385. The Garter.
Henry VIII. to —————.
Harl. MS.
304, f. 139.
"Right trusty and well beloved," in consideration of your approved truth and courageous deeds of knighthood, we, with the companions of the noble Order of the Garter, at the election holden this day have elected you, amongst other, to be one of the companions of the said Order; and, therefore, will you to address yourself to our presence to receive such things as appertain thereto. Greenwich, 24 April.
ii. Warrant to Sir Ralph Sadler, master of the Great Wardrobe, or his deputy, to deliver to Sir John Wallope, now elected one of the Companions of the Garter, for the livery of the said Order, 18 yds. of crimson velvet, for a gown, hood and tippet, and 10 yds. of white sarcenet to line the same. —— (blank) day of May 35 Hen. VIII.
Modern copy, p. 1.
23 April. 386. The Privy Council to Hertford.
Hatfield MS.
231, No. 109.
[Cal. of Cecil
Pt. i., 148.]
St. Papers,
The King thanks him for his proceedings with the Master of Morton and Robert Maxwell, as shown by his sundry letters. Where his last letters declare two doubts for his return by land, viz., money and carriages (supposing that he will find carriages there, but desiring money from hence); the King, minding his return by land if it may be, has this day despatched 6,000l. towards him, and, meanwhile, desires him to make shift (by either of the receivers there or otherwise) for that amount, to be repaid when it arrives. As to the holds of Robert Maxwell, the King has considered the sites and, like as before he desired Lougmawben, now he would also have Trief, wherein Wharton must travail; but the King is not disposed to give ordnance or munition to Maxwell. Touching the proceeding of Wharton and Bowes with Bishop and his colleague, Glencarne's son; since last instructions (wherein Cassels is joined with Lynoux and Glencarn) the King has sent no other, because he thought that Bishop and his fellow were coming up hither, as Wharton and Bowes determined, and as Hertford, doubtless, perceived by Bishop's letters which were intercepted. Trust that he has all his men shipped and ready to depart. Westm., 23 April 1544. Signed by Suffolk, Russell, Essex, Winchester, Westminster, Wriothesley, Gage, Browne, Wyngfeld, and Paget.
Pp. 2. Flyleaf with address lost. Headed in a later hand: To therle of Hertforde.
Add. MS.
32,654, f. 143.
2. Draft of the above in Paget's hand.
Pp. 3. Endd: Mynute to th'erle of Hertford from the Counsail, the xxijth (sic) of Aprill 1544.
23 April. 387. Hertford and Others to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., v. 382.
Perceive, by letters to Hertford from the Council that the King has resolved, for weighty considerations, that they shall forbear at this time the fortification of Legh and Inchketh, and proceed to the burning of Edenburgh and the country thereabouts. Wrote lately that they had sent for the wardens of the East and Middle Marches and other expert men to devise how they, with their horsemen appointed to burn Hadington, might join the army at Edenburgh and all return home together. Have now conferred with the said wardens, the captain of Norham, Robert Colingwod, John Horseley, and the captain of Warke, who, after much debate, resolved that, once the army were known to be on land they might repair to it, if sure to find there victuals for themselves and their horses, as appears by their signed resolution (copy enclosed). In debating the matter, found that sufficient light carriages for victuals cannot be had in time, and therefore have resolved that, when these horsemen arrive with the army, such as have the worst horses shall be set on foot, and their horses used for carriage, with such other carriages as may be got of the enemies. The Wardens made great difficulty for the defence of the Borders in their absence, thinking that the Scots, seeing them entered into Scotland with the power of the Marches, would make like invasion into England. Have therefore ordered 1,000 footmen of Duresme and Northumberlonde to lie in garrison during the Wardens' absence; which will be no great charge, as they shall have no wages but only a certain reward. The earl of Westmoreland has charge to repair indelayedly to Alnewyke for that purpose, with commission to levy the King's people and instructions for the defence of the country.
Have now sent a great part of the army on shipboard, trusting that by Saturday Hertford and all the rest shall be on board ready to sail when the wind serves. Enclose letters, to Hertford, from Wharton and Bowes, showing the discourse of the earl of Glencarn.
Draft in Sadler's hand, pp. 6. Endd.: "To the K's Mte; depeched xxiijtio April, at x. within night."
ii. Memoranda on the back in Tunstall's hand, viz.:—
"Med to write to my Lord Wharton that, in case the lord Maxwell either refuse presently to come in or come not in at his day appointed by the King's letters, then immediately the lord Wharton do call upon Robert Maxwell to come in according to his promise.
Item, to write to the lords Westmorland and Cumberland giving them authority to call the country to aid in case the Scots do invade in the absence of the wardens, as hath been showed to them by mouth.
Item, x. sails to be sent to Boston for carrying of wool fleet to Calese."
R. O. 2. Copy of the signed resolution above referred to, viz., that when the army is landed in Lodyan the undersigned with the garrison men, not in all past 3,400 horsemen, will be able to join the army at Edinburgh upon four days' warning. Signed by Sir Wm. lord Eure, Sir Ralph Eure, Brian Layton, Robert Collyngwod, John Horseley, and John Carr.
Copy, p. 1.
23 April. 388. Hertford and Others to the Council.
Hatfield MS.
231, No. 2.
[Cal. of Cecil
Pt. i., 149.]
St. Papers,30.
Must signify their great lack of money. There is not enough left to pay the month's wages, now expired, of the 5,000 captains, soldiers and mariners of the fleet, who look for their wages from 21 March, and also for "dedshares" and tonnage amounting to "a good round sum." The brief declaration sent herewith shows how the 30,000l. appointed to this enterprise is employed. The army has unfruitfully consumed here a month's wages, which, if the ships had come in time, had advanced a great piece of this enterprise; and, instead of making a great sum of money of the victuals, nothing will be levied in time to serve, and (through the deceit used by the petit ministers, as already advertised, and spoiling of the victuals, specially all the loose bread and herring), not the third penny will be made of what the King spent therein. If, at the army's return from Scotland, there is not money to pay wages, conduct money and tonnage, the longer they are kept together the greater charge it will be. Lately signified what money Mr. Uvedale had for the garrison, which must be supplied in time.
Have sent one (fn. n9) with money to Chester to conduct hither the 400 kerne, and desire to know what wages they shall have here.
Draft in Sadler's hand, pp. 3. Endd.: To the Lords, depeched 23 April, at 10 at night.
R. O. 2. Original letter, of which the above is the draft. Dated Newcastle 23 April, at night. Signed by Hertford, Lisle, Tunstall, Holgate and Sadler.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.: 1544.
R. O. 3. Declaration of the account of Sir Ralph Sadleyr, treasurer of the wars against Scotland.
Showing that he received of Ant. Dennye, 23 Feb. 35 Hen. VIII., 30,000l.; whereof:—
Advanced, in prest:—By warrants of the bp. of Winchester and lord St. John, to divers persons, for provision, 5,800l. By my lord of Hertford's warrants for conduct and coats of men to go by sea with the lord Admiral 708l. 16s. 8d.; to Ralph Goodyere for hay for 140 cart horses, 43l. 6s. 8d.; to John Drawnsfelde for provender and for wages of keepers, farriers, clerks, &c., appointed to the said horses; to Geo. Everat, comptroller of the pursers of the navy; for necessaries for mariners, 100l.
Left behind at London with John Hales for payment of warrants of Winchester and St. John, 6,000l.
Paid for 131 cart horses bought in Yorkshire, and for conveying them and 9 of the King's horses to Newcastle, 146l. 18s. 8d. Conduct money of sundry captains, petty captains and soldiers to Newcastle, 2,333l. 5s. 2d.; and coats for them, 2,001l. 3s. 4d.; and their wages for one month from 1 to 28 April, 8,381l 9s. 7d. Paid for a cart to carry the treasure from London to Newcastle, 43s. 4d., and for seven horses, with their harness, to draw it, 19l. Necessaries concerning the treasurer's office, 29l. 0s. 6d.
Remainder, 4,359l. 16s. 1d.; out of which has to be paid the wages of the whole fleet with deadshares and tonnage, from 21 March last.
Pp. 2. Headed: 23 Aprilis a0 r.r. H. viijvi xxxvjto.
April 24. 389. The Privy Council to Hertford.
Add. MS.
32,654, f. 145.
B. M.
ii., No. 222.
The King, remembering the form of proclamation which Hertford sent, and which was returned to him, slightly altered, to be made in Scotland, thinks that, after such a proclamation, Hertford cannot commit to fire and sword such as obey it, and that, to save themselves, they will promise much and even lay hostages, whereas afterwards they will perform nothing, and any foreign power repairing to their succour will find their principal town in safety. Minding to have Edinburgh burnt and yet to take to mercy such as lay in good hostages, the King has devised a proclamation (enclosed) to be set forth by Hertford and by the wardens at their being in Scotland. Hertford shall also make proclamation for the re-entry of all prisoners. If the lairds of Bromston, Ormeston and the lairds of Calder, father and son, deliver hostages, or else join the army, their lands and goods shall be preserved. Greenwich, 24 April 1544. Signed by Suffolk, Russell, St. John, Cheyne, Gage, Wyngfeld and Paget.
Pp. 2. Add. (at f. 152): To, etc., earl of Hertford, etc., "and in his absence to our very good lord the bishop of Duresme." Sealed. Endd.: Received xxvjto Aprilis, at Tynmouth.
Ib. f. 153. 2. Draft of the above, including a cancelled portion about Wishart's mission. (See No. 404(2).)
Pp. 3. Endd.: My. to my 1. of Hertf[ord] from the Counsail, 24 Apl. and xxvj Aprilis 1544.
Ib. f. 46. 3. [Form of the proclamation.]
The King my sovereign, Henry VIII., etc., notwithstanding his title to this realm, at the humble suit of him who occupies the place of your Governor and of others, was content to contract a marriage between his son and heir, Prince Edward, and his pronepte, the young Princess of this realm; for which this whole realm, assembled in Parliament, sent ambassadors, who concluded articles of peace and marriage with a special covenant for hostages to be laid in by a certain day for the performance of the marriage. From these covenants the said Governor and state of this realm, by the sinister enticement of the Cardinal of St. Andrews, have dishonorably swerved; and sundry others who bear the name of noblemen and gentlemen, the King's prisoners, after receiving the King's liberality, have falsified their promise for their entries, and most of this realm with whom the King has had to do have shown only fickleness and unfaithfulness in return for his gentleness and clemency. To revenge these dishonorable proceedings, to the terror of such as would proceed thus hereafter, the King has sent me, the earl of Hertford, Great Chamberlain of England and Lieutenant General in the North parts, to persecute this realm. The very ground of this trouble which God now sends upon you is the Cardinal and the Earl of Arren; the Cardinal, to maintain the pride of himself and the clergy, having falsely seduced Arren and most of the noblemen, and Arren, by relenting to the Cardinal's fair words, having brought this realm to its present misery and himself into great peril (for the Cardinal has already covenanted with Argile to depose him and take the Governorship, as would be done forthwith if this our entry did not empeach it). Nevertheless my said Sovereign, minding not to extend the extremity of his sword to all men alike, has commanded me to publish that, when the prescribed punishment of your disloyalties is executed, all who submit to the King's mercy, and lay in good hostages to do as I will appoint, shall be taken to mercy.
Draft with corrections in Paget's hand, pp. 11. Endd.: Mynute of the last proclamacion sent to my lord of Hertford.
24 April. 390. Robert Burges and the Abbot of Glastonbury.
R. O. Depositions taken at Welles, 24 April 36 Hen. VIII., before Nicholas Fitzjames and John Mawdleyn, by virtue of the King's commission "hereunto annexed."
Sir Thos. Way, priest, aged 68, sometime monk of Glastonbury, says that, as to the first interrogatory (fn. n10) he knows no consideration that should move the "said late abbot" to deliver the "said" Robt. Burges 100l., nor knows of its delivery; but Burges married a niece of the said abbot. To the 2nd and 3rd he cannot depose, but he waited upon the abbot, as chaplain, when the abbot was in Burges's house at Melles, and heard him say "Robert Burges, I know your tenement and house was greatly decayed, therefore what ye bestow on it it shall be allowed"; and divers times afterwards he heard the abbot say that what Burges spent in repairs should be allowed, but knows not what was done. To the 4th and 5th articles he cannot depose. To the 6th he says that he heard the abbot say, as above, that the cost of repairs should be allowed. To the 7th he says that great repairs are made. To the 8th and 9th he cannot depose. To the 10th he says that he was with the said abbot to view the said house.
Thos. Whytmg, of Pylton, aged 63, says that Burges married the niece of the said late abbot, "but he did give nothing with her nor promised to give, to the knowledge of this deponent." To the 2nd and 3rd he says that about three years after the marriage Burges took of the abbot a tenement in Mellys with a fullingmill and a grist mill, in great decay, "and delivered him c. li. and willed him to repair the said tenement with the said mills and the water works of the same sufficiently and that he would allow it"; and afterwards Burges bestowed about 300 mks. in repairs. To the 4th, 5th and 6th he cannot depose. To the 7th, he knows not that the abbot ever delivered plate or money "besides the said c. li." or any directions how to build. To the 8th, the abbot said to this deponent that Burges should repair the tenement and mills and should be no loser thereby. To the 9th he cannot depose. To the 10th, the abbot was at Mellys a little before his death and saw the repairs.
Answers to the same interrogatories by John Gent of Lygh, Soms., mason, Thos. Harrys of Mellys, carpenter, Roger Cradok, of Noney, carpenter, John Clyves of Cranmer and Walter Clyves of Redlynch, masons, who depose as to the work done and the cost.
"Also on the behalf of the said Robert Burges were showed unto us certain writings in paper, of costs done in reparacion and building of the tenement of the said Robert; which bills be hereunto filed and annexed." Signed by the Commissioners.
Parchment roll of two membranes.
24 April. 391. Victualling of the Army from Flanders.
See No. 409 (2).
24 April. 392. Wotton to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., ix. 659.
On the 18th received letters from the Council to himself and also to Vaughan and him jointly; and on the 21st had audience of the Emperor, who, having been previously spoken to therein by the Viceroy, said he was content that Mons. de Bure should take the footmen who served him at Landrecy, and the lady Regent had so declared; but those first appointed to him were the better men. As for horsemen, he (De Bure) had no such number at Landrecy, and those he had were since distributed; but the lady Regent had given him a band that contented him, and, although only the bands of the Prince of Orange and Mons. de Bure were here, the Emperor has lately sent De Bure's band back to him. That Henry may be better served, the Emperor provides his own wagons and lymoniers in the high country, as far as Isebrouke; and, although this is likely to prove a better year, so that husbandmen will need them more, the Regent will see Henry well provided. The Emperor knows that the Lady Regent desires Henry's success, and, although she sometimes wishes to consult him, no real delay will be thus caused; and as for her Council, they are ordered to treat Henry's affairs as his (the Emperor's), and he hopes there will be no cause to distrust any of them. The Emperor said he had a very good opinion of Chapuys, and was sorry for his ill health; and Granvelle added that he esteemed Chapuys as his son, and had procured his sending again to Henry because both able to serve the Emperor and please Henry, and that, when revoked, he should be placed with the Regent as Henry advised, and that Wotton's advice would be followed as to sending another into England. The Regent already used the Scots as enemies, and the Emperor would write to her to do so, and would himself declare them enemies according to a form of which Chapuys had written. The Emperor was glad that Henry liked the duke of Albuquerque, in whom Granvelle knew no fault but that he was "too full of ceremonies." As for Mons. de Byes's certificate, the Emperor thought it could not hurt to hear what the French would offer, but their practices would surely tend to put jealousy between Henry and the Emperor; and it were well to give them no great hope until both Henry and the Emperor were entered into France, for their subjects would grudge to venture life and spend goods if they knew that peace was intended. Granvelle said that when Henry had entered France and got some strong town, the French, who now sue with gentle words, would come weeping for peace and promise anything, although, as heretofore, they would keep no promise when they had their purpose.
The Emperor referred him to Granvelle, with whom he spoke on the 23rd, and who answered as the Emperor did, with the additions above mentioned. Found the ambassadors of Denmark with Granvelle, contending that their King might stay vessels of the Emperor's subjects, at need, for his own service, as in times past; but they were answered that it must be articled that neither party should stay the other's ships. Granvelle said he was doing his best to agree with them, and would not forget Henry's message therein.
According to the other letter sent to Vaughan and himself, has spoken with Captain Van Sickenghen, who will be at Aire on 20 June, as required, and has licence of Paltzgrave Frederic for his brother, the said Paltzgrave's marshal, to accompany him. Four or five days ago came hither Baron Haidek, who offered services. Showed him what Henry had written of him, and he is pleased at Henry's remembrance of him, "howbeit he saith that you are better sped." He hastened to depart hence, as Mons. de Lyre had sent for him, and he supposed it would be for him to serve the Emperor, which he was loth to do. He said the Diet here was still in contention about the money granted to the Emperor; for the bp. of Tryer, the Count Palatine and the duke of Saxe would have it gathered after the old rate, but the bps. of Mentze and Coloyn and Marquis of Brandenbergh would have every man pay on the value of his goods. The Imperial cities stick at declaring the French king enemy and also about the money, partly because, by the old tax, divers cities are overcharged, and partly because the princes suffer them to have no voice in their diets.
Yesterday it was bruited that the Marquis del Guasto had been overthrown by the French at Carignane and had saved himself in Aste, that it was uncertain whether the princes of Salerne and Salmone were slain or taken (Salmone was son to Charles de Lannoy, called Mayngoval, sometime Viceroy of Naples) and that Milan and Genes were in danger. Asked Granvelle if this bruit was true; who swore that the Emperor had no official knowledge of it, but a private letter from Milan mentioned that the Marquis had been beaten. The Emperor had, however, provided for all dangers, having sent 3,000 men to Florence and 1,000 to Genua, and had, indeed, eight days ago, written to the Marquis not to hazard battle. This letter that brings the news was from the master of the posts in Milan, so that it is probably true, and the countenances of the Council here show that they suspect it to be true. It came on the afternoon of the 21st, and, as no others have come since, it is feared that the Venetians have stopped the posts and intend not well. The Emperor has despatched Captain Baptista Gastaldo thither. Granvelle says that Count Guillaume of Frustenburgh goes hence straight into France with 8,000 footmen and 800 horsemen, to destroy the country and make the French king withdraw his army from Lombardy. Spyre, 24 April 1544.
Hol., pp. 6. Add.
24 April. 393. Wotton to Paget.
R. O. Rejoices at Paget's comfortable letters, and especially that the King accepts his "simple proceedings." Has despatched bearer with only 20 cr., who was loth to carry much money and would rather receive the rest from Paget. Did Paget's errand to Mr. Vaughan, who departed homewards yesterday. Spyre, 24 April 1544.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
25 April. 394. The Patriarch of Aquileia.
See Grants in April 36 Hen. VIII., No. 2.
25 April. 395. The Privy Council to Edmond Harvel.
R. O.
St. P., ix. 665.
The King entertains Harvel there for the better conservation of the long-continued amity between his Majesty and that Signory, and thinks the Signory mean their secretary here to do the same; but he has of late practised with the King's enemies and used indiscreet language of the King and his Councillors, like one who would sow dissension rather than conserve amity. Harvel shall declare this to the Duke and Signory, and desire them to revoke their said secretary; and if they will, for their honor, send another of better discretion, he shall be welcome.
News is that the King's army is departed hence towards Scotland, by sea and land, to the number of 25,000, who, before Harvel receives this, will have made such a "bruslerie" as the Scots shall never recover. The King, likewise, will have entered into France with little lack of 50,000 by land, besides a great army by sea, and the Emperor with no less; so that their enemies will not be able to appear before them. And yet the realm will meanwhile be left fortified and furnished in omnem eventum.
Draft in Paget's hand, pp. 3. Endd.: My. to Mr. Harvell from the Counsail, xxv. Aprilis 1544.
25 April. 396. For the Expedition against Scotland.
R. O. An estimate, headed "Anno r.r. Henr. viij xxxvjt the xxv. Of Aprell," of the charges of 11 of the King's own ships, 35 English ships and 22 strangers' ships, for the month begun 21 March and ended 17 April inst., giving the amounts for diets, wages of soldiers, mariners, gunners, lodesmen and surgeons, deadshares, rewards and tonnage. Total 1,456l. 6s. 8d. Signed by lord Lisle.
Large paper, p. 1.
25 April. 397. The Expedition against Scotland.
R. O. Hertford's warrant to Sadler to pay Lancelot Nevile, captain of 100 men, 3 days' wages, himself at 4s., petty captain at 2s., and men at 6d., from 26 to 28 April. Newcastle, 25 April 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
Signed as received the same day by himself.
P. 1.
25 April. 398. Sir Ralph Eure to Hertford.
Longleat MS.
ii., p. 722.
Wrote before that John Hume, on Sunday last, put George Dogles's folk out of the house of Coldingham; and now learns that the Governor has given it to Hume. If Hertford would send letters to the writer's father and himself to go with two pieces of ordnance to it on Sunday night next, they would win the house on Monday morning and their horses be none the worse if they might rest but six days afterwards. If they should take John Hume it would be unpleasant news to the Governor and Cardinal, for he is one of the Cardinal's chief servants on these Borders. Alnwike, 25 April. Signed.
25 April. 399. Maximilian d'Egmont [Comte de Buren] to Henry VIII.
R. O. By his commissary, Thos. Chamberlin, learned his pleasure to have 500 horse, and will use diligence therein, as also for his 2,000 footmen, hoping that without fail all shall be on the day named, 20 June, at Aire. Bruxelles, 25 April 1544. Signed.
French, p. 1. Flyleaf with address lost.
25 April. 400. Charles V. to Chapuys.
R. O.
vii., No. 76.]
Three days ago news came hither privately that there had been a battle in Piedmont and our men had lost. Deferred writing of it until he knew the certainty, which came this morning and will be seen by the copy herewith. Upon the first news despatched letters to the Marquis de Gasto, Prince Doria, the ambassador Figueroa and the Duke of Florence to provide for the case, empowering the said ambassador to take by exchange 50,000 cr.; and, since, has sent off yesterday Jehan Baptiste Gastaldo, honorable confident of the said Marquis, and of good credit with the state of Milan and the men of war, to go to the Cardinal of Mantua, and thence to Cremona and Milan, to see, solicit and provide as shall be requisite. The Marquis writes that, notwithstanding his wound and the gout, he was taking steps to know the certainty of the loss and for the safety of the towns and fortresses, and would send an express report within two days. Since the Marquis's despatch, certain Spaniards from Carrignain have reported the news of those before Carrignain as in the copy herewith. The captain of the castle of Milan, Don Alvaro, writes, that, upon news of the defeat, the sixty of the Council and the townsmen determined to do their utmost to remedy the mishap and provide for the defence of the state, and, especially, granted a levy of 100,000 cr. Hopes thus to be able to defend that quarter until he is in France; when, with God's aid, he will give the French so much to do that they will be constrained to loose their hold on the other side (de caler de lautre coustel).
Has received Chapuys' letters of the 13th inst. reporting the King's language touching the provision of wagons, the horsemen for the Comte de Buren, the declaration against Scotland and the duke of Alburquerque. The King's ambassador has spoken upon the same points; and the Emperor has answered, and caused Granvelle to answer, that, as to the wagons, the King might be sure that the Queen of Hungary would lend him all possible assistance (and for his accommodation the Emperor provides draught horses here for artillery and all baggage except tents and baggage coming from thence), and every possible thing would be done for the King; as to the horsemen, he makes the same answer as his said sister. As to the Scots the declaration should be made, and already his sister and he held them for enemies, and he wrote to her to make every demonstration of it and to despatch the declaration. As to the duke of Alburquerque, the King may have him, and the Emperor writes him the letters herewith.
The said Ambassador this morning came to Grantvelle for news of Italy, and, among other things, said that his master expressly sent word that he would not have Coronel Seckinghen's services, who, he heard, was not a good captain. Is astonished at this, as Seckinghen is one of the best, and the Emperor made him leave five ensigns of foot of which he had been given the charge in order to serve the King; and he and his brother have for more than four years been sole pensioners of the Emperor's sister for the Low Countries. Will advertise his resolution after speaking with the Ambassador. Spire, 25 April 1544.
Fr. Modem transcript of the original minute at Vienna, pp. 3.
25 April. 401. Chr. Mont to Henry VIII.
R. O. Wrote in his last that the Empire promised an aid of 24,000 foot and 4,000 horse to the Emperor and Ferdinand. This aid has been desired to be given in money and the Electors have deliberated many days about raising it; for Mayence, Cologne and Brandenburgh wish it contributed by all men according to individual means, but Treves, Palatine and Saxony would have it "juxta antiquas Imperii pensitationes, per uniuscujusque praesidatum et ditionem juxta prescriptam et hactenus observatam rationem." The Emperor has told them he will not have it put off by any dispute about raising it. The cities petition to have the contributions moderated according as they have advanced or decayed. The Imperial cities decline to subscribe to the war against France, but will, it is thought, make the contribution. In return, the Emperor promises to set peace and judgment throughout Germany. The aid is only promised for six months, and the day of payment not yet named. Suspects that there will be some diminution, as the circle of Burgundy and Austria together with Savoy, Lorraine, &c., are included in the calculation.
The Swiss replied to the letters of the States of the Empire that they would show just causes for taking part with the French king; and an embassy is, therefore, expected thence. Some days ago the Emperor sent off duke Maurice and the marquis of Brandenburg and others to collect horsemen; and he has now despatched some leaders of footmen who shall muster by the end of May. The Turks in Hungary have meanwhile stormed Blindenburg, and great reinforcements are coming to them. Of the reported slaughter of the Imperialists near Cerinian nothing is certain. Spire, 25 April 1544.
Lat. Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.


  • n1. Not "August," as in Spanish Calendar.
  • n2. These are all part payments of W. 25 April, for 10,000l.
  • n3. These are all part payments of W. 25 April, for 10,000l.
  • n4. Wilton, no doubt, is meant, of which Cecilia Bodenham was abbess.
  • n5. But the letter referred to is evidently that of 4 Feb. (No. 90).
  • n6. No. 330(2).
  • n7. See Harve's letter to the King of 16 May 1545.
  • n8. Plintenburg on the Danube between Gran and Pesth, See Nos. 379, 380.
  • n9. John Lynne.
  • n10. The interrogatories referred to, being found apart, were described in Vol. XIV, Part ii., No. 533, under date of the abbot of Glastonbury's execution.