Henry VIII: October 1544, 26-31

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 19 Part 2, August-December 1544. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1905.

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October 1544, 26-31

26 Oct. 483. Henry VIII. to Suffolk.
R.O. For his acceptable service in winning Bulloyn, and for a special confidence in him, has resolved to have him remain on that side (as the Council's letters to him and others will show) until affairs there are more perfectly established. Requires him to have a good respect to his own health, and, if the danger of infection at Calais be such as is reported, to remain with his attendants at Guisnes or some other place within the marches.
Draft corrected by Petre, pp. 3. Endd.: M. to the duke of Suff. from the King, xxvjo Octobr. 1544.
26 Oct. 484. The Privy Council to the Privy Council at Calais.
St P., x. 143.
The King has considered their letters of the 21st, with their former letters, and answered them as shall appear by certain articles and answers herewith.
1. His Majesty much desires to know the certain number of all his men able for the wars on that side (marvelling somewhat that they have not already sent it), viz., at Callys, Guysnes, Hammes, Newnambridge, the Marshe and other places in Callys and Guisnes: and also to know from day to day what and where are the forces of the enemies both by land and sea. Knowing how things go there, he may the better direct his affairs.
2. Minding to fortify Basebulloyn and the hill beside the Old Man, without which he cannot be master of the haven, the King will have them despatch over Thos. Palmer, treasurer of Guisnes, and Burgate, surveyor of Callys, for instructions; and if Sir Ric. Lee be able to come, his Majesty would gladly have him too, thinking that he will better recover his health here.
3. Having this matter much to heart, and desiring that the Frenchmen should in nowise prevent it, if they have not yet laid siege to Bulloyn or intend to do so shortly, you shall send thither 3,000 picked footmen, carrying with them by land as much victual as possible, in the conduct of lord Gray of Wilton and such other captains as you think good, to lie, under the leading of lord Gray and Sir Thos. Poyninges, half in Basebulloyn and half on the Hill. For the fortification the King will send with speed 1,000 pioneers and workmen. Of the 3,000 men of war those that lie in Basebulloyn one week shall lie on the Hill the next, and for their relief when on the Hill tents for 2,000 men shall be sent with the navy. As much victual as may be spared shall be sent from Callys to Bulloyn by sea before the 3,000 men have consumed what they take with them, for the King will not adventure any great mass to Bulloyn till the 3,000 men are there. If siege is laid or intended and must be levied with an army royal, which in that case shall be prepared with diligence, the numbers and sorts of the enemies must be certified; for which purpose the King prays you, my lord of Suffolk (with such gentlemen as you think good), to remain on that side, meanwhile searching what number of Spaniards and others meet to serve may be levied in the Low Countries, if required. You, Norfolk and Privy Seal, with the rest, leaving the Commissioners there, shall return home, bringing all horses not meet for service there.
As the last view of expenses sent by "you Mr. Riche" was from the entry of your charge, and very short and general, you shall send over a particular declaration of all payments since the King's coming thence.
If Hertford and Winchester are gone, the answers now sent are not to be declared to the Cardinal until it is known how they have proceeded with the Emperor. Westm., 26 Oct. 1544. Signed by Wriothesley, Essex, Westminster, Browne, Wyngfeld and Petre.
Pp. 4. Add.: To, etc., Privie Counsell at Callys. Endd.
R.O. 2. Draft of the above corrected by Petre.
Pp. 14. Endd.: The mynute of the l're from the Counsell to the dukes of Norff. and Suff. etc., xxvjo Octobris 1544.
*** On a blank page of this are the following memoranda in Petre's hand:—
"To send the powder and shot etc. for Harwyche and Dovour. [In margin in another hand "Carried with Mr. Seymour."]
"To send the xij sakers, iiij demi-culverins and other light pieces for Bulleyn. [In marg. "Enough at Bulloyn and Calays."]
"To make an estimate of lath, lath nail and tile pins, and to send the same away for Bulloyn in the charge of some honest meet man to have the charge thereof. [In marg. "The Surveyor."]
"To send over the tents.
"The despatch of Mr. Vachel."
St. P., x. 143.
3. "Answers to be made by the King's Majesty's commissioners to th'articles ensuing."
(1) To the Cardinal's saying that "touching the renunciation of the amity with Scotland or the foregoing of Bulloyn, Ardre or Guisnez" his master would none of them, you shall answer that this is so unreasonable and so discrepant from the French king's own letter and the Cardinal's credence declared to the King in the camp, after Boloyn was won, that the King cannot think the Cardinal so much his friend as before (seeing he now returned with "so unjust and peremptory answer") and is sorry to see his "kindness not a few times showed to his master" so suddenly forgotten. (2) To the Cardinal's saying that his master would have Boloyn rendered by this treaty; for else, if he won it by force he would pay neither pension nor arrears, you shall say (words given) that the King is not so inferior to the French king as to fear his threats, and wonders that if he set so much by it he did not, in three months, rescue it, trusting that it shall be a dear Bulloyn ere he recover it. (3) To the Cardinal's saying that the Bishop of Rome laboured to dissuade his master from this assembly, you shall answer What does that matter to the King, who is not of the assembly? For the assembly which the Bishop means is that of the Emperor and the French king. (4) To the Cardinal's saying to Paget in secret that the Emperor went about the calling of a General Council, you shall answer "Quid ad Regiam Majestatem? As for his Highness' part, whensoever it be, his Majesty prayeth God it may be, as it should be, both begun and finished." (5) To the Cardinal's saying "that the French king had put himself to the Emperor's arbitrage for the pension and th'arrearages et ces aultres chosen" and, though they break off now, would be content to send commissaries to the Emperor therein, provided that the King would make like submission and send commissaries within a month (for else he thought himself discharged of his submission to the Emperor, and if it were deferred longer he thought himself discharged of the offer touching the pension and arrearages), you shall answer that the Emperor best knows what was submitted, and will keep his bond with the King (which both the bp. of Arras and the Emperor have declared to be except), and, as to their breaking off now, it proceeds of their unreasonableness, and, since, from their first overtures for peace "they have and do still diminish, and now at the last come to a self will," his Majesty can expect little from further treaty, and purposes no longer "to hearken to those ways," not doubting ere long "to hear them sing another song." (6) To the Cardinal's private talk with Paget touching the French king's forces, you shall answer that it is known how shamefully those by land ran away from their enterprises of Base Boloyn and Guisnez, and, although by sea they surprised and took some poor sick men and horses, "his Majesty doubteth not, by God's grace, if they dare abide it, to make them spin as fast away with sails as by land they did with horse and heels;" and yet when they were in their full pride on the sea his poor fishermen took 100 tun of their wine for Mounstrell, and he has victualled both Bulloyn and Calais.
Pp. 3. Numbers not in original.
R.O. 4. Another copy of § 3 with the same heading.
Pp. 4.
St. Papers, 59.
5. Another copy of § 3 in Hatfield MS. 150, f. 29. See Cal. of Cecil MSS. Pt. i, 179.
26 Oct. 485. Robert Raughton, Over-baliff of Scarborough, to the Governor of Hull.
Add. MS.
32,655, f. 250.
ii., No. 344(1).
This Sunday morning came to Scardburgh wike three Scottish ships of war of 3, 2 and 1 top respectively, crossed the wike within gunshot and and anchored somewhat off, so that no man that sails by the coast can escape them. They cannot be "meddled withal" but with the King's ships. Scardburgh, Sunday at 8 a.m., 26 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
26 Oct. 486. Shrewsbury and Others to the Council.
Add. MS.
32,655, f. 245.
ii., No. 342.
Enclose letters from the Warden of the East Marches of his intelligences of the Scottish navy and of exploits lately done. Sir Ralph Evres, lord Warden of the Middle Marches, desires to know what shall be done with the Scots pledges now entered for such as covenanted to serve according to the articles last sent up; and the Scots seem to suppose that their pledges will be kept at the King's charge. Would know the King's pleasure therein. Eftsoons pray them to remember money for the charges hare. Darneton, 26 Oct. Signed by Shrewsbury, Tunstall and Sadler.
In Sadler's hand, p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1544.
26 Oct. 487. George Schulthes to Albert duke of Prussia.
148, f. 183.)
You already know of the treaty of the Emperor and Francis I., but with him of England it is not yet clear what way can be taken for his expenses, because he is an old heathen as you know. Long ago a King of England brought Brittany, Normandy and Picardy under tribute, of which the French king owed a great sum. Our people are with George von Rensburg who came out of France on the 23rd Oct. and reports that the Swiss and the men of war which the French king had against the Emperor and King of England are sworn again for three months, and the French camp lies before Boulogne, which the King of England captured and the French king wishes to recover. * * Nurmberg, 26 Oct. 1544.
German. Modern transcript, pp. 2.
26 Oct. 488. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
R.O. Since his last of 28 October (sic) (fn. n1) letters from Constantinople signify that Polin, the French king's man, departed thence on 7 Sept. with presents and favour of the Turk, who next year intends an expedition against Ferdinando, who is said to practise a truce with him for one year, contrary to the capitulations of the Almains to go with the Emperor against the Turks in Hungary next year. Barbarossa is returned to Constantinople with all the army. The bishop of Rome fortifies Parma and Plaisance, "and great plains hath been made of late about the said towns which men 'steem not done without suspicious cause." The peace concluded between the Emperor and the French king without your consent seems strange, considering how beneficial your league has been to the Emperor, "who is plainly thereby stained of credit and reputation in th' universal wordle." Frenchmen here make great cracks to recover Bolaine with arms. The Venetians are nothing satisfied with this agreement, always suspecting the Emperor, in whom they have now less confidence than ever. Venice, 26 Oct. 1544.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
27 Oct. 489. The Privy Council to the Privy Council at Calais.
R.O. Understanding, by your letters of the 24th inst. that the 2,000 soldiers appointed to be sent to Boloyn were not very willing to go, the King has taken order that such things as did most annoy the soldiers at Boloyn shall be holpen, and has therefore caused a great number of mattresses, flockbeds, frieze, canvas and such necessaries to be sent in conserve with the navy to Boloyn, and also laths, lath nails, tiles, pins and tilers to dress the houses. You shall comfort the men with good words, and appoint them captains who "may somewhat bear with the infirmities of the rest," and see them conveyed in good order to Boloyn. We send a letter received by the lord Chancellor from Ragoza, in order that you, Mr. Paget, noting such parts as touch the practices of the Turk, bishop of Rome and French king, may commune with Chapuys and see whether his opinion of French untruth is changed, who "was wont to speak to the King's Majesty largely in that matter." Westm., 27 Oct. 1544. Signed by Wriothesley, Essex, Browne and Petre.
P.S.—Mr. Brereton, captain of the crew at Guisnes, shall return into England, and Nic. Arnold and George Pollard, jointly, supply his place. Victuallers returning from thence may bring away such empty "caske" as may be spared.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
R.O. 2. Draft of the above in Petre's hand, without the postscript.
Pp. 2. Endd.: M. to the lordes at Calays, xxvijo Octob. 1544.
27 Oct. 490. Lord Wharton to [Shrewsbury].
Shrewsb. MS.,
A., p. 85.
Lodge, i. 178.
(Maitl. Club.)
Wrote to the earl of Angwishe, by Richie Grame, anenst the entry of the laird of Fentree, taken prisoner at Solemme Mosse, for whose entry the earl stands bound. Encloses the earl's reply. The credence was that he gave Richie a bill (herewith) of the names of certain noblemen and gentlemen who promise to be of the Dowager's part against the Governor, and asked Richie to let Wharton see it. Richie says that, on Tuesday last, Angwishe and lord Flemyng had much secret conference together; Flemyng requiring Angwishe to let Wharton know that he would advance the King's affairs according to his former promise, and to entreat that his lands and friends might be forborne by the inhabitants of Eshdail, Ewsdaill and Wacopdaill whom he fears,—as Wharton trusts that he shall have cause, intending them to annoy him this winter. On Wednesday last (fn. n2) was a meeting between Angwishe, Glencarn, Casselles and the sheriff of Ayre, who all agreed to stand with the Dowager against the Governor, as heretofore. The Governor intends to keep a Parliament in Edinburgh beginning 12 Nov.; and the Dowager to keep one in Stirling eight days after the other. The Governor lies at Edenboroughe and George Dowglas at Dalkethe. "There are many arguments of displeasure between them." Carlisle, 27 Oct.
P.S.—Davie Yrwin, Scottishman, with whom I sent to, Robert Maxwell the lord Maxwell's letter which your lordship sent by last post, reports that Robert Maxwell, after reading the letter, said "Davie, how says thou? I think my father will come home again and will deliver the house and holds that he hath to the King of England, and I shall have no thank therefor, and he will deliver for his pledge Jok Maxwell my brother." Yrwin asked if it were not well that he himself should lie in pledge "ere that should fail"; and Robert Maxwell replied that he would never enter England as his father's pledge. Knows that Robert Maxwell has said in confidence that he will never deliver any house of his father's to the King's use, whatsoever become of his father.
Copy, pp. 2. Endd.: The copie of the Lorde Wharton's lettre of the xxvijth of Octobre.
27 Oct. 491. Anthony Birkes and Henry Lyghe to [the Council].
R.O. We have perused the "estimate remayne" which my lord of Winchester caused us to make and sign, "which in some matters is now found more and in some less." To show your Lordships how much of the said victuals is perished we have made a true declaration of all things, save "drink and drink corn," for part of the malt, which to our estimation was 2,000 qr., was, for haste, received out of the ships without measure, and the mariners, at the next tide after the skirmish, went away with the rest, and also Mynours and Thorgood, who had all the handling and selling of the beer, are gone without showing us the reckoning. Whereas Mynours certified my lord of Winchester that there was 400 tun of beer in the town and haven of Bolloyn the "said" 3rd October, half of it must have belonged to men who went away for fear of the Frenchmen, for we cannot suppose that there is above 250 tuns. Where Gyles Harrison informed Winchester that he had in his store house 40 tuns, we received of him only 22 tuns. We perceive, by my lord Admiral and Council here, that your lordships gathered from our letters to my lord of Winchester that we had little or no help of the soldiers. To convey all the victuals lying in the haven and Base town up to the High town we had on the said 3rd Oct. only 24 labourers and a few of our own servants, and how should so small a number "survey" so much victual as we brought up, in five days, without the assistance of my said lord and the Council here, and also the great labour and help of the soldiers? We never meant to write but that we had their assistance to the uttermost. Bollen, 27 Oct. Signed.
In Birkes' hand, pp. 2. Fly leaf with address lost.
R.O. 2. The declaration of the remainder of victuals left at Bolleyn, 3 Oct.
Giving of each article the amount of the "remayne" and the amount delivered by indenture to Mr. Comptroller (and sometimes also to others named); and describing the residue as spoiled, burnt by the Frenchmen in Base Bolleyn, carried away in the ships, or otherwise lost.
Pp. 5. In the same hand as the preceding.
27 Oct. 492. Hertford and Gardiner to Henry VIII.
St. P., x. 147.
Receiving his letters at Calais on Thursday night last (fn. n3) they repaired to this Court, and arrived yesternight at 7 p.m. At 8 p.m. came the duke of Ascott's brother, bp. of Turney, and the earl of Lalyine, to welcome them and promise them access to the Emperor whenever they would. This morning the said earl came again and, excusing that their lodging was no better (which indeed is very good), said that the Emperor would have them come to him "at afternoon." At afternoon the said earl and bp. of Turney returned and accompanied them to the Emperor's privy chamber, where they found him standing by the fire with the Viceroy, Mons. de Pratt and not many more. He welcomed them gently and read Henry's letters; and then, saying that he could not well stand, "sat down in a little chair by the fire, familiarly," to hear their credence, being diligent whenever they put off their caps to cause them to put them on again. Declared how untoward the French ambassadors were, how the French "had faced us" by land and sea, how their ambassadors said that the Emperor had abandoned Henry, how the Cardinal of Bellay said that if we lost Boleyn we should neither have arrearage nor pension and must be content within one month to take the Emperor's award, so that his communication consisted in threats, "with addition that the French king would spend his blood and realm ere he departed with Bolen;" how the French army by land bruited that the Emperor sent Orleans to recover Boleyn and offered him 3,000 Spaniards; how the army by sea, to make Henry's people murmur against the Emperor for leaving them in war, attempted to land men (but were well repulsed) and, having taken a hoy laden with soldiers, spoiled them and "set them on land, saying Thus shall we handle you now th'Emperor hath left you"; how the French bruit in Italy that they trust to recover Boleyn by the Emperor's help. Considering these bruits, and that, trusting in the Emperor's amity, he entered into a costly war, the King now required the Emperor to show himself such a friend as the treaty binds him to be, for if he regarded not this matter the Frenchmen would take a great advantage of him; and the writers' message was to require him to declare himself. For answer the Emperor declared how scrupulous he was to conclude peace with France before he heard from Henry by Mons. de Arras, his necessity, and the French king's submission to abide his determination concerning the pension and arrears (for of Bolen they then knew not); the French bruits would prove untrue, and he had refused them victuals or leave to pass through his countries, and at this time of year they could do no hurt. He seemed glad to hear of Henry's army by sea, and said that he would entreat the peace and keep his league with Henry, and whatsoever De Bellay threatened of the submission to last but a month he knew no such matter. Told him that to keep his league was not only to forbear to help the French or to treat the peace, but to declare himself enemy to the French king, and Henry's contentment signified to Arras had a condition which must be performed. "He said that was true, the performance of the treaty, which, he said, in his treaty with France is also reserved." Said then that, by the treaty, he must declare himself enemy to the French king incontinently. "Mary! (quoth he) therefore do I labour and travail to bring the matter to pass by peace, and (quoth he) I am in amity with both, and if I can satisfy both I will; but I know (quoth he) my first faith is to my good brother, and that will I not break." When the Emperor spoke of his necessity to make peace, the writers said he had handled that matter well to frighten the enemy into giving hostages, whereby the world took it that the Frenchmen had yielded; and when he spoke of the submission of the French king concerning the pension and arrears, and that of Boleyn, they knew not, the writers said, "that the article conceived by th'Emperor thereof speaketh not of anything in special, but generally," and it confesses that he could not take peace unless Henry were satisfied. Said also that the French need not say that they knew not of Boleyn, for, even if Henry had not taken it, the treaty mentions that he should have it and much more. The Emperor answered that he perceived all the sticking to be at Boleyn, which he could not desire Henry to leave, and which he supposed to be so fortified and victualled that the French would hardly attain it; and yet, considering the state of Christendom and the business against the Turks, he would that all means were used for peace, and suggested that some way might yet be set forth, as Henry's abating part of the pension for it or keeping it by way of gage. "This matter he spake in a thick speech and passed it over without staying," saying that he spake without knowing the French king's mind. The writers did not reply, and the Emperor then said that he would appoint Granvyl and some of his Council to "visit" the treaty with them, and would do as he was bound; and with demonstration of a desire to satisfy Henry, he dismissed them. Brucelles, 27 Oct., 10 p.m. Signed.
In Gardiner's hand, pp. 8. Add. Endd.: 1544.
R.O. 2. Contemporary copy of the above.
Pp. 8. Endd.: Copie.
27 Oct. 493. Hertford and Gardiner to the Privy Council at Calais.
R.O. Enclose their letters to the King, open, which they desire to be despatched with like speed. Brucelles, 27 Oct., 10 p.m. Signed.
In Gardiner's hand, p. 1. Add.: To, etc., the dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, the King's Majesty's lieutenants and other of the King's Majesty's privy council at Calays. Endd.: 1544.
27 Oct. 494. Wotton to Henry VIII.
R.O. Declared the effect of his letters of the 19th to the Emperor, who said that he was glad when Henry first required to have the duke of Alburquerque, and was still gladder that the Duke's services were so well accepted, but the commandry majore in question had been given 10 or 12 days before. Wotton said that was unfortunate, but there was a "claverie" of Calatrave now void which might be bestowed on Don Gabriell to begin with. The Emperor answered that that could not be, or he would have known it. Wotton then said "that Don Pedro de Cueva had another commandry and also that he that had the commandry majore given him now had also one, the which were now void." The Emperor's answer was that all were bestowed, for such things were laboured for as fast as they fell void; but Don Gabriell should have the next, and Wotton would not need to remind him of it, for he would not fail to have it in remembrance. Bruxelles, 27 Oct. 1544.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
27 Oct. 495. William Damesell to Sir Thomas Seymour.
See No. 646.
28 Oct. 496. The Privy Council to Lord St. John.
R.O. The King's navy, now in good towardness to set forward, may, after seeing your victuals convoyed to Bulleyn, often chance to be divided in two parts. That speedy knowledge may be had of ships of enemies, and yet the country not troubled more than necessary, your Lordship shall order two beacons to be set together from the Downs to the Isle of Weight, in such places as shall be thought meet, and watchmen appointed to them with orders to fire the one if they see at least 10 sail of enemies. The country shall not move upon sight of one fire in one place, but when two fires are made they shall repair to the coasts; and the watchmen shall not fire both beacons unless they see the enemies land.
As there is such scarcity of water in Bulleyn that the water gathered in a week will scarcely serve two days' brewing for the number there, the King's pleasure is "that, where you have made provision for victuals for vjm (altered from mm.) men for the seas for xiiij days, reserving only of the said provision victuals for one thousand [men which] shall [a]llwayes remain upon the Narrow Seas, and such other proportion as Mr. Seymour, being viceadmiral, shall at this time require, of you, you shall take order that the residue of that provision with your other furniture of wheat and other victuals and provisions for Bulleyn" may be transported thither in conserve with the navy, which shall be upon the Narrow Seas by Friday next, (fn. n4) when the said provisions should be ready shipped.
Draft by Petre, pp. 2. Endd.: M. to the lord St. John, xxviijo Octobris 1544.
29 Oct. 497. The Privy Council to Suffolk.
R.O. The King understands that certain Italian "haquebutiars," to the number of about 1,000, have offered to serve him and that they are expert men of war. You are to take order to have them stayed and advertise their number and furniture; "and to send over also one platt of Bulleyn which his Majesty did send over unto you at your first going over this summer."
Draft in Petre's hand, p. 1. Endd.: M. to the duke of Suff., xxixo Octobris 1544.
29 Oct. 498. The Privy Council to Hertford and Gardiner.
St. P., x. 151.
The King, hearing that Madame de Tampes is at present entertained and feasted with the Emperor, doubts not that you will travail to get intelligence of their practices; but, considering that Cardinal Bellay said she was one of a few that bear good affection to the amity with the King, you are to meet with her, as it were by chance, and tell her that, knowing by Cardinal Bellay and others of her good disposition to the King and the amity of England, you could do no less than thank her on the King's behalf. Thus she will have occasion to utter something to you touching the secrecy of their practices, or at least you will see whether she bears such affection to his Majesty as is reported. Praying you to advertise all that you can learn, and the rest of your proceedings, with all possible diligence.
Draft in Petre's hand, p. 1. Endd.: M. to the lordes of Hertford and Winchester, xxixo Octobris, 1544.
29 Oct. 499. The Privy Council at Calais to the Council.
R.O. Have this night received letters from Hertford and Winchester to the King, which they despatch over with diligence; but the tide does not permit them to answer fully the Council's letters brought over at this passage, showing the King's provision "for the relief of the poor men that be already and shall go to Bullen." As soon as the wind serves, will send victuals for 12 or 14 days thither for the 2,000 men which they send from hence, which victuals and men have been waiting these three days, for here is no provision to carry the victuals by land. Another 1,000 are not to be got here of the King's subjects, and therefore the King might get 1,000 Spaniards or Italians out of Flanders, or, failing them, take Mons. de Nevile, who is desirous to serve and will bring a good band. Will tomorrow write further. Cales, 29 Oct. 1544. Signed by Norfolk, Suffolk, Russell, Gage, Paget and Ryche.
In Paget's hand, p. 1. Add. Endd.
ii. Memoranda on the back in another hand:— "The lord Chauncel[lor]" 1,308l. 18s. 4½d. Lord Mountegle 128l. 3s. 4d. Richard Snow 205l. 7s. 10d.
29 [Oct.] 500. The Privy Council at Calais to Lisle.
R.O. Have received his letters, and marvel at his writing that he hears by report of a large garrison ready to be sent thither and marvels thereat, seeing the scarcity of victuals and drink, whereof he has often written to them and has had no remedy. Require him to weigh their writings more deeply; for, as to the garrison that should come, they wrote in their last that the King had appointed them to send 2,000 to lie in Base Bullen and that they would send victuals for them for 12 or 14 days, praying him and the Council there to appoint Brix and Lee to take charge thereof, and that, having appointed the captains and petty captains here, they desired him to ordain a suitable chieftain over them, "whom we esteem to be Mr. Poynynges." Marvel therefore that the rest of the Council there "make so strange" of the coming of the garrison and where they shall serve. As to the victual that came thither in the ships, whereof he finds fault with the loaf bread, know nothing of it, and have never undertaken to see him furnished with victual; for they have here as great scarcity and have no remedy but to write into England as they advised him to do. Think that the lord Chamberlain sent him the ships and the loaf bread. The victualling made from hence of the 2,000 is of their own provision, and they will themselves starve if relief come not shortly. As touching the labourers, which he says should have been 1,500 and were only 900, of whom are left but 200, the writers have made search and can find none of them. "And yet if the pioneers and labourers be used there as we credibly (sic) informed they so be, that is to say, when they have laboured all day long, no order is taken either for their lodging or for their victualling, but be turned out to lie in Basse Bullen, where they lie open to th'enemies without any succours, the poor wretches are not much to be blamed." If this report be true he will do well to see a redress. As for pioneers to be sent hence, he knows there are none and he can write into England directly for them as soon as the writers can. As touching the Italian captain's entertainment the matter does not seem so important but that he and the Council there can decide it. As soon as the wind will serve for sending the victuals for the 2,000 men they shall repair thither. Pray him, eftsoons, when he writes of such important matters as he wrote last, to write in cipher.
Draft in Paget's hand, pp. 3. Endd.: "Mynute. The Privey Counsail at Calais to the Lord Admyral, etc., xxixo 1544."
29 Oct. 501. The Navy.
R.O. "Articles touching the ships, whereupon to know the King's Majesty's pleasure."
1. As the navy now appointed to serve is part at London, part at Harwiche and part at Dover, to know the King's pleasure where they shall meet and on what days they shall set forth? [2.] As the ship appointed for Sir Thomas Seymour, being admiral, is at Harwiche, who shall conduct the navy from London to the meeting place, and who the ships at Dover? [3.] Whether the victuals prepared at London, in Kent and in Norfolk, for Bulloyn, shall pass with the navy or tarry after them? [4.] Whether if the navy find no force of enemies they shall first pass to Bulloyn to see the victuals safely discharged there? And whether they shall send two or three ships to Portsmouth to waft the victuals prepared there, which wafters must take 4 or 5 empty hoys or crayers "because they lack shipping at Portesmouth"? [5.] The victuals conveyed to Boloyn, whether the navy shall remain upon the Narrow Seas, how long, or whether any of them shall annoy the enemies elsewhere, "and how the same shall be sorted?"
P. 1. Endd. as above.
R.O. 2. Sir Thomas Seymour's "Advice."
"To the first meeting of the King's navy it is thought good that the ships that cometh out of the Temes shall take their course through the King's Channel; and, as soon as they shall be descried at Harwyche, the ships rigged there shall set forth and meet with them, and so to come to Dover Road, where the ships being at Dover shall come to us. And in case that the Frenchmen should be in the Downs, or in the sea to cut betwixt us and Dover, and make toward us that cometh from Harwyche, that then the ships at Dover to follow in the tail of them, and to join with us as wind and weather will serve." The meetest place for the King's great ships to lie is thought to be at the Isle of Wight, from whence, if the Frenchmen would stop the passage betwixt Dover and Bolen or Calles, the King's ships may cut betwixt them and their own coast, and so drive them to fight or else go to Flanders or Scotland. Till all are together the charge is uncertain, and therefore a treasurer should go with the Admiral to pay for necessaries. Signed: Your Lordships' T. Seymour.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: To, etc., Prevey Consell. Endd.: Sir Thomas Seymour's advise for meting of th'ole navie.
R.O. 3. "A memorial for Sir Thomas Seymour, knight, appointed by the King's Majesty to be th'admiral for this present of his Majesty's navy going to the seas, given the xxixth of October, ao 1544."
Taking order for assembling the whole navy from London, Harwiche and Dover at such place as, upon consultation in his presence, the Council agreed upon, he shall, above all things, see the victuals provided at London, Norf., Suff. and Dover, with all speed conveyed to Bulloyn. Item, that done, he shall lie with the great ships about the half seas and send a convenient number of small shallops and other vessels into the river to Estaples, to burn and bring away the enemy's vessels there, or do them such annoyance as the time will serve for. Item, after that exploit at Estaples, or also, if weather serves not, some annoyance done on the Normandy coast, Sir Thomas, leaving such of the smaller ships upon the Narrow Seas as the King has appointed, shall pass to Portesmouth to revictual the ships and bring thence to Bulloyn the grain, meal and other provision remaining there. Item, that done, he shall again leave the said smaller ships upon the Narrow Seas and, returning towards the Isle of Wight, "endeavour himself to endommage th'ennemies by all wayes and meanes possible."
Draft corrected by Petre, pp. 3. Endd.
502. The Navy.
R.O. [A list of ships with their estimated burden, their armament, and in many cases the numbers of their mariners.]
"Holkys apointed for the Kinges Matie liinge at the Blacke Wall," viz.:—The Lyon of Lubycke 500 tons. The Grete Xpofer of Breme 500 t. "One other hulke, not knowinge her name" (fn. n5) 450 t. The Hone of Hamborowe 250 t. The Mary of Hamborowe 300 t. "One other hulk, not knowing his name, (fn. n6) of Donkysshe," 200 t. The Jhesus of Lubycke 400 t. The Jacobbe of Dankysshe 400 t. One Arogosey called Sancta Maria 250 t. "One other Arogosey lying at Wolwich, not seen by us."
"Ships lying at Detforde.
"First the Inycorn.
"Item the Salamander.
"Item the Smalle Galle.
"Ships lying at Lyme Howse and Ratlyffe," viz.:—The Mary Fortune of London, 120 t., owner Geoff. Vuaghon. The Androwe Torneboll of London, 100 t., owner Thos. Kastell and Thos. Torneboll, The Angell of London, 90 t., owner one Watson. The Mary Spert of London, 120 t., owner Thomas Spert. The Thomas Mawdelyn of London, 140 t., owner one Lewyn. The Mary Martyn of London, 140 t., owner the said Lewyn. The Mary Kateryn of London, 150 t., owner one Watson. The Anne Lysley of London, 200 t., owner the lord Admyrall. The Peter of London, 120 t., owner Thos. Goodman and Maynerde.
Pp. 5. Endd.: Ships appointed. Names of ships uppon the Themys.
R.O. 2. A list of ships with the names of their captains and numbers of their crews (as in § 4 below) and in the margin opposite some of them the names "Harwich" or "Dover," viz:—
The Peter (Harwich), Lyon of Hamburgh, Christopher of Breme (name struck through, but with the word "stet" in the margin), Jesus of Lubec, Struse of Dansick, Pauncye (H.), Mary of Hamburgh (the captain's name "Dunston Nudigate" cancelled and "Wynter" substituted), Lesse Galyas, Galyon of Hamburgh (Dover), Mynyon (H.), Cowe of Hamburgh (D.), Hans of Hamburgh, Swepstake (H.), Salamander, Trinitie Henry (H.), Primerose (H.), Fawcon, the 1. Admiral's ship (D.), Swallowe (name Robert Stroude" cancelled but no other substituted), Anne Lisle, Typkyn (H.), Newe Barke (D.), George Bonadventure, Clement of Dansick (Wm. Broke, captain, 120 men). Jennet (H.—the captain "John à Burough" altered to Nudigate), Artigo, Mary Hanfovd, Lyon (H.), Dragon (H.), Barke of Dover (D.), Shallop with ij. mesens, Mary James (D.), Galyon of Hamburgh (captain, Wm. Hawle), Anne of Hamburgh, Mary Merton, Mary Fortune.
And the following, of which no captains are named, viz., the Greate Pinas (D.), Greate Shalop (D.), Lesse Pinas (D.), Myddle Shalop (D.), Lyppetes ship, Lesse Shalop (D.), and 2 boyers.
Pp. 2. Endd.: The names of shippes and captayns of the same.
R.O. 3. List of ships with their tonnage and men (but not captains) ending:—Total tonnage 6,610. Total men 4,710.
"Besides the two pinasses, the three shallops and Cand" (i.e. Candish's ship.)
Pp. 3.
R.O. 4. Another copy of the preceding list in the same handwriting, with some additional ships and corrections in the numbers of men. The names of the captains are also added, viz.:—The Great Christopher of Breme 500 tons, 300 men, Robert Stroude. The Peter 500 t., 400 m., Sir Thos. Seymour. The Jesus of Lubeck 400 t., 260 m., Sir Thos. Clere. The Struse (Spruse in No. 600(2)) of Dansick 400 t., 260 m., Thomas Windeham. The Pauncye, 400 t., 340 (altered from 350) m., Sir Rice Mancel. The Mary of Hamburgh 350 t., 240 (altered from 250) m., John Wynter. The Lesse Galyas, 300 t., 260 m., John Cary. The Mynyon 260 t., 200 (altered from 220) m., Sir William Woodhous. The Hone [altered from Howrte] (Hans in § 2) of Hambrough 250 t., 160 m., Clement Paston. The Swepstake 240 t., 180 (altered from 160) m., Edw. Waters. The Salamander, 240 t., 180 (altered from 160) m., Thos. Cotton. The Trinitie Henry 240 (altered from 150) t., 160 m., Gilbert Malyvery. The Primerose 230 t., 160 m., Peter Carewe. The Swallowe 180 t., 140 m., Wm. Broke. The Newe Barke 160 t., 120 m., Adam Owtlawe. (fn. n7)The Galyon of Hamburgh 300 t., 240 m., Ric. Broke (Brooke of the Rodes in No. 600 (2)). (fn. n7)The Lyon of Hamburgh 500 t., 300 m., Hen. Seymour. The Anne Lisle 180 t., 130 m., Wm. Frances. The George Bonadventure 160 t., 120 (altered from 130) m., Arnold. The Anne of Hamburgh, 160 t. 90 m., Ric. Grey (altered from Clayse a Boyer 160 m., which has itself been substituted for Clement of Dansick 120 m). The Jennet 140 t., 120 m., Nudigate (Dunston Nudygate in No. 600 (2). The Artigo, 140 t., 100 m., Robt. Ga[rth]. The Mary Hanford, 140 t., 100 m., Hen. Nevel. The Lyon, 120 t., 80 m., Mich. Grene. The Dragon, 120 t., 80 m., Thos. Hennage. The Mary James, 120 t., 80 m., Thos. Merven. The Faucon, the Lord Admiral's ship, 200 t., 150 (altered from 130) m., Wm. Tyrr[ell]. The Galyon of Hamburgh, 120 t., 80 m., Wm. Hawle. The Anne of Hamburgh, 120 t., 80 m., Thos. Guye (Gey in § 2.) The Mary Marten, 120 t., 80 m., Roger Coke. (fn. n7)The Newe Boyer, 140 t., 80 m., James à Beck. The Mary Fortune, 120 t., 80 m., John Robertes. [The Mawdelyn Dryver, 110 t., 70 m.] (fn. n8)
Total tonnage, 6,690. Sum of all the men, 4,760.
"Besides the two pinnaces, the three shallops, Candisshe ship and Watson's ship."
"The two ships appointed for Portsmouth."
The Galion of Hanborough, 300 t., and The Cowe of Hanborough, 250 t., 250 m., Nic. Wadham, at Dover. The Tipkyn, 130 men, Gittens of the Guard. The Great Pinas, 80 t., 70 m., John à Borough. The Great Shalop, 80 t., 80 m. (captain Thos. Guye in § 2). The Barke of Dover, 60 t., 40 m., Candishe. The Lesser Pinas, 60 t., 50 m. (captain Candysshe in No. 600 (2)). The Myddle Shalop, 60 t., 50 m., Burley. The Shalop with ij mesons Lepetes, 50 t., 40 m., Peerce Lenie (Percyval Lene in § 2). The Lesse Shalop, 40 t., 30 m.
Total 40; tonnage 8,400; men 6,000.
Pp. 3. Endd.: Names of ships with their tonnage.
R.O. 5. A list of foreign ships, viz.:— "The Strowse of Dansik, Andrew Mannyng, mr. The Great Xpofer of Breme. The Hone of Hamborow. The Marye of Hamboroo. (fn. n9) The Clement of Dansik. (fn. n9) The Jesus of Lubyk. The Marye and John laden with clothe. [The Oter of Hambor]." (fn. n9)
ii. A list of merchant ships, giving the tonnage and the ordnance of the owners remaining in each. The names are:—The Erasmus of London, 140 tons; Goddysgrace of Lynne, 100; Mary Handforth of London, 140; John Evangelist (no particulars); Mary Forton, 120; Marye and John of Lee, 80; Barbara of London, 100; Mary Edwardes of Brykkylsay, 95; Ellyn of London, 80; George Bonaventur (unrigged), 120; Mary Forton of Lasestove (unrigged) 100; George of London, 120.
"Hooys of Hamborow furnysshyd wt maryners."
The names are the Xpoffer 100 tons, Grype 100, Frarke hulke 100, Ravyn 100, Anne 100 and Howys 100, all of Hanborow; the Curtyllow of Breme 100; the Mynke of Northetofte 120; the Nycolas 100, Anne 80, and George 100, of Andwarpe.
Pp. 5.
29 Oct. 503. Scotchmen bound to Henry VIII.
St. P., v. 398.
"Certain articles of covenants to be observed on the behalf of certain Scots men whose names are hereunto subscribed, to and with the King's most royal majesty of England."
To serve at his command against all persons, as well Scots and Frenchmen as others, for surety whereof the hostages named in a schedule herewith are this day delivered to Sir Rauff Eure, lord warden of the Middle Marches of England. Signed and sealed 29 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed (fn. n10): Andro Ker of Farnyhyrst: Robyn Ker: Georges Ker lard of Lynton: John Rotherforde larde of Hunthill: Gorge Kere of Gateshawe: Adam Kyrkton of Stewartfeld: Rychert Rwy'furd lord of Ruy'furd: Jhon off Rwy'furd of Edgest'ston: Dand Tayt of the Stankford: Nicholl Patersoon for ye ciete of Jedbrowte: James Daveson of Symeston and Jhon Daveson ther: Georges Ruy'fwrd of Hundole: Jhon of Pryngyll of Clyfton: Dand of Pryngyll: Jok Pryngyll of Clyfton: the lard of Wawchop: Wyll Trumbull of Mynto: Hector Trumbull of Bernhyllis: James Zowng of Otterburn: Dand Zowng of Oxnopsyd: Thom Zowng the Gown: Jok Zowng of Zetten: Jhon of Bwrn: Jame Bwrn: Reche Daveson of Hayop: Robyn Bwrn: Hob Hall of Hewesyd: Hobe Mydylmest: Wylle Mydylmest: Jhon of Dawgles of Wydhopyn: John of Dawgles of Morbettyl: Georges Ker lard Corbet: Robyn Ker: Dyk of Eklys: Reche Daveson of the Hawbwrn: Wylle Cranston: Wylliam Ansle: Robert Fresell [laird of Overton, in § ii]: Dave Ansle: Thomas Zown[g] of ye Wodsyd.
Parchment. Seals gone.
ii. List of pledges for the above named, headed as delivered to Sir Ralph Eure 29 Oct. 36 Henry VIII.
Parchment attached to the preceding.
R.O. 2. "The londes belonging to the Scotes men at haithe enterd bonde wth the Kinges Matie to sarve his Highnes against all others his Highnes enymyes."
An account drawn up apparently from information supplied by the laird of Fernyherst, (fn. n11) giving the names of the places (and in some cases the tenants) belonging to each of those named in § 1 ii. as having given pledges.
Parchment (two membranes), in the same hand as § 1.
R.O. 3. "Pledges laid in to the King's Majesty for performance of certain covenants of divers gentlemen of Scotland to and with the King's most royal Majesty, and where the said pledges do lie.
Giving the name of each pledge, and whom he is pledge for, and in whose hands he remains. The list includes all the names in § 1 ii., and, in addition the names of the pledges of the following, viz.:—James Hormeston of Hormeston; Geo. Pringle, Davie Spottiswood and Robt. Franche; the laird of Grenhed (Kerr); the Davisons of Marchlowghe; the laird of Lynton (Kerr); the laird of Makerston (Macdowell); Robert Elwood of Hassenden; the laird of Ryddell (Ryddell); the laird of Bone Jedburgh (Douglas); the sheriff of Tevidale (Douglas); the Halles; the Alevers; and the Crosyers.
They are disposed as follows:—One (Fernyhirst's) with my lord Lieutenant; three with Sir John Wytherington; one or two each with lord Ogle, Sir John Dalavell, Percival Selbie, John Ogle of Twissill, Parson Ogle, Robt. Colinwood of Eslington, Thos. Colinwood of Reyall, Ralph Colinwood of Tytlyngton, Edw. Galland of Trowit, Thos. Claveringe, John Rothome, George Fenwik of Brenkberne, Thos. Foster of Ederston, George Kerre of Leysburye and John Halle of Ottirburne, and ten with the lord Warden.
Pp. 3. Endd: Pledges for Tevidale.
30 Oct. 504. Monastic Lands.
Harl. MS.
600, f. 20.
Brief declaration of all fees, &c., going out of the possession of the late monasteries allowed in the accounts for the year 35. Made 30 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. by Sir Edward North, chancellor of Augmentations.
Giving under the names of monasteries (1) the names of officers and annuitants with the amounts of fees or annuities paid to each, (2) pensioners and their pensions, (3) corrodies and their recipients, and (4) collectors and their fees. Totals, respectively, (1) 1,071l. 5s. 8d., (2) 3,873l. 10s. 4d., (3) 227l. 4s. 2d., and (4) 385l. 12s. 2d.
Latin. Large paper, pp. 50.
30 Oct. 505. The Privy Council at Calais to the Council.
R.O. Have considered the Council's letters received yesterday, and will do their duties, and, as for the men meet to serve left on this side, Thomas Palmer can inform the King of everything except of those appointed to Basse Boulloyn, of whom a docquet is enclosed. All the rest are gone over, save a "few sick and untoward men which desire nothing else but to go home; and here they die xv or xvj a day, and no marvel, for they lie so sluttishly and do all things so skittishly in the midst of the streets that men were almost as good pass through a jakes as any street in this town; and, as for Guisnez, is like a swine stye, so filthy and so full of ordure that when the men be come thither that be appointed, we fear the like death will ensue there; so as the third thousand that the King's Majesty would have levied here to go to Boulloyn cannot be made here, as we wrote yesterday, and trust to hear shortly from you his Majesty's pleasure concerning the levying of the same otherwise." With these letters go Sir Ric. Lee, Thos. Palmer and the Surveyor, as the King commanded, although Palmer can ill be spared, considering his charge of victualling of Guisnez and payment of wages, which the soldiers much desire.
The enemies break off every day and are only held together by force. the Italian captain of whom they wrote, called Bartelmew de Cayers, is arrived here and says that the Dolphin and Admiral are at Hesdyng and their whole number of tag and rag is not 9,000 or 10,000, "a poor sort, he saith, God wot, and a wretched." If the Dolphin can assemble the Pickards (which is impossible) he will lay siege to Boulloyn. They begin to fortify Hardelo and have sent 200 pioneers thither. To Arde was brought on Friday night a little revictualment on horseback. Within it are 1,100 footmen and 150 light horses. The King being master of the haven, no siege can continue long before Boulloyn at this time of year. Advise that now, while the King's strength is upon the sea, wheat, malt, barrelled beef, butter, cheese, bacon and such other lasting victuals sufficient for six or eight months be brought to Boulloyn.
Have just learnt from one who left the French camp on Monday that it was appointed to dissolve on the Tuesday (fn. n12) because of famine and ill weather, and that the Dolphin is gone to Amyens and Mons. de Vendosme to La Fayre. Calays, 30 Oct. 1544. Signed by Norfolk, Suffolk, Russell, Gage, Paget and Ryche.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.
R.O. 2. Draft of the above except the last paragraph.
In Paget's hand, pp. 3. Endd.: Mynute from the Couns. at Calays to the Counsayll att. upon the K's Mates person, xxxo Octobr. 1544.
30 Oct. 506. Sir Ric. Riche to the Lord Chancellor.
R.O. According to his commandment, sends a brief declaration of receipts and payments since 24 Sept., which was "within five or six days before the King's departure from Bulloigne." Is anxious to declare his account. The books and warrants for his payments from 1 May to 9 July he thought not convenient to bring over sea; and they are at his house in London, with his commission. Begs that the King will appoint some one to take his account. Has "of th'encrease of money" about 1,300l. over and above the sum contained in the brief declaration, but cannot tell the certainty of that because Freman and Highame are at their houses in England, who had charge of the receipt under him. Has laid out money for horses, wagons, etc., for conveyance of the King's treasure, whereof he has had yet no time to ask allowances. Has received no money from England since receipt of the 40,000 marks. Begs suit to the King for his return, as he has been "evil pained of the stone and ache in my back"; and there is no cause for his tarrying, as money may be left with the treasurer of Calice, or Sir Ric. Southwell's clerk Myldemaye, or with the writer's clerk. Thus the King may be discharged of his "poor diet," and himself the sooner rid of his account. Calice, 30 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.: 1544.
R.O. 2. [The "brief declaration" above referred to.]
"Md. I had in my hands of ready money of the King's Majesty's," 24 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. "which was the Thursday (fn. n13) before the King's departure from Bulloigne," 16,000l. Received of Sir Edw. Wotton, treasurer of Calais, 12,000l. Out of England, 2 Oct., 83,333l. 6s. 8d. Of Sir Rauffe Fane 13 Oct., since the King's departure, 806l. 13s. 4d. Of John Dymmock and Thos. Locke 14 Oct., 1,350l. Borrowed of Sir Edw. Wotton, 25 Oct., 1,500l. Received, 26 Oct., of Edm. Goodwyn for victual 240l. Borrowed, 28 Oct., of Jas. Lewson, merchant of the Staple 500l. Total 65,730l. whereof:—
Paid 24 Sept. to Sir Ric. Southwell, vicetreasurer of the King's battle, for wages of the Battle, 2,000l. 26 Sept., to Matth. Coltehurste, for wages of the ordynaunces, warrant of 16 Sept. 36 H. VIII., 3,000l. 26 Sept., Robt. Pole, for carriage of hay, wheat and oats to Calice, 63l. 19s. 6d. 27 Sept., Quyntyne Brinnock, for conduction of victual out of Flanders, 113l. 17s. 29 Sept., Sir Edw. Wotton, for the garrison of Calice, 2,346l.11s.9d.; John Hussey, for despatch of certain wagons, 100l.; Sir Ric. Southwell, for wages of the King's battle, 5,000l. 1 Oct., Fras. Aleyn, to be delivered to Fernando Swasshe, for a reward, 20l. 2 Oct., Sir Hugh Paulet, treasurer of Bouloigne, for wages of certain pioneers, 1,000l.; and for the garrison there, 1,000l. 2 Oct., Sir John Haryngton, vicetreasurer of the "Foward," "to be paid at Mutterell and sent thither and not received of the same Harryngton until the same ward came to Bulloigne, and then paid at the said day," 6,212l. 2 Oct., Sir Robt. Dormer, vicetreasurer of the Rearward, the like 3,788l. 3 Oct., Matth. Coltehurst, vicetreasurer of the ordynaunces of the King's battle, warrant of 1 Oct. 36 H. VIII., 3,000l. 4 Oct., the lord Admiral, one month's wages, 93l. 6s. 8d. 4 Oct., Griffith Appenreth and John Broke, for hoys out of Flanders for transportation, 400l. 9 Oct., Edw. Corbett, for lord Seynt John, for victual, 100l. 9 Oct., Sir Ric. Southwell, for wages of the Battle, 400l. 17 Oct., Sir Hugh Paulett, for garrison and fortifications of Boulogne, warrant of 4 Oct., 12,000. 4 Oct., John Hussey, for wagons, warrant of 3 Oct., 2,557l. 9s. 5 Oct., Sir Ric. Southwell, for wages of the Battle, w. of 3 Oct., 1,000l. 6 Oct., Thos. Palmer, treasurer of Guisnez, for the garrison there, w. of 5 Oct., 847l. 6 Oct., [Sir] (fn. n14) Ralph Fane, for the Almains, 10,806l. 13s. 4d. 9 Oct., Thos. Chamberleyn, for "Mounseour countie de Bures and his company," 2,300l. 15s. 6d. 10 Oct., Sir Ric. Southwell, wages of the Battle, 400l. 12 Oct., Robt. Tuckefeld, reward to the bailey of Braban, w. 9 Oct., 83l. 13 Oct., bp. of Winchester, for his diets for 30 days, w. dormant 4 Oct., 80l. 14 Oct., Sir Ric. Southwell, wages of the Battle, w. 13 Oct., 800l. 15 Oct., Sir Wm. Pagett, diets for 30 days, w. d. 4 Oct., 60l. 15 Oct., Nicasius Yertswert, money defrayed for espial money, 15l. 10s. 17 Oct., Hugh Gylez, costs, sent in espial, 25s. 6d. 17 Oct., Sir John Gage, diets for 30 days, w. d. 4 Oct., 60l. 16 Oct., Chr. Kinge, for hay, lathe and nail for fortification at Boulogne, 50l. 10 Oct., Thos. Chamberlain, wages of Captain Lightmaker and his band, 844l. 2s. 3d. 18 Oct., John Dymmock, and Thos. Locke, at the request of the duke of Suffolk, w. 14 Oct., 300l. 20 Oct., John Malyn, "hire of ships and passengers for transportation of the King's army homeward," 50l. 21 Oct., Humph. Bowland, "for carriage of the King's treasure and other necessary business," w. 18 Oct., 60l. 20 Oct., Matth. Coltehurste, "wages of wagoners and lymyners," 900l. 21 Oct., the earl of Hertford, diets for 30 days, w. d. 4 Oct., 100l. 22 Oct., Sir Ric. Southwell, wages of the Battle, w. 21 Oct., 800l. 22 Oct., John Malyn, hire of hoys and ships for transportation of the army homeward, 50l. 18 Oct., Albert Mathewson, for transportation of sixteen of the King's coursers, 38s. 23 Oct., Nicasius Yertswert, "for dispatchment of posts and espial money," 13l. 12s. 22 Oct., "Sir Rauffe Fane, knyght, for his diet and wages of the commissary to the High Almains," 160l. 24 Oct., Sir Ric. Southwell, wages of the Battle, 400l. 24 Oct., John Malyn, for hoys and ships for transport homewards, 100l. 21 Oct., Matth. Coltehurst, for wages of wagoners and lymyners, 600l. 24 Oct., Blewmantell, "for his costs in to Denmarke for the ratification of the treaty of peace," 16l. 13s. 4d. 27 Oct., John Cornelys and Adrian Garrerd, for two ships bought to the King's use, 108l. 28 Oct., Sir Ric. Southwell, for "wages and conduct" of the Battle, 400l. 28 Oct., Robt. Matrys, "for 12 barrels pitch and 12 barrels tar to send to Bulloigne for fortification," 6l. 26 Oct., Wm. Webbe, for the provision of 63 mares, 9l. 28 Oct., Sir John Haryngton, vicetreasurer of the Vaward, for wages and conduct, 800l. Total payments 65,418l. 13s. 10d. Remainder, 311l. 6s. 2d.
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30 Oct. 507. Charles V. and Henry VIII.
vii. 241.]
"Ce que s'est passé le penultiesme d'Octobre entre les sieurs de Praet et Grantvelle et les ambassadeurs d'Angletsrre sur la communication heue le Mardi (fn. n13) Oct. 28. precedent."
Praet and Grantvelle began by saying that the Emperor, having heard their report, charged them to persist that it should still be seen whether there is any means of appointment between the Kings of England and France, both for the sake of Christendom and of themselves. The ambassadors answered that they would indeed like to obtain what was reasonable in a friendly way, but saw no likelihood of it unless the Emperor pressed the King of France and declared war against him, as he ought; and finally they insisted that the said declaration should be made, to which the Emperor was bound, and which he ought to make for his own reputation and to silence those who might say that he got out of war by leaving them in it. Praet and Grantvelle then declared as follows:—
The Emperor, considering that these ambassadors are their master's trusted servants, and also because of his own estimation of them and their good will to the conservation of the amity, wished them to be told, plainly, in justification of things past, what the King of England ought to think of the Emperor's endeavour to fulfil the treaties; and this seemed the more requisite as the Emperor understood that even ministers of the King had spoken in an irritating way (scrupuleusement) upon this point and that the English were among themselves maligning him as having unjustly and unduly treated peace and left the King in war. It must be presupposed that the cause of the last treaty between their Majesties was to force the King of France to satisfy their claims, by making the expedition and war therein treated; else there was no need to make the treaty, since there was good amity between their Majesties, and their former treaties were sufficient. The treaty being thus made, the Emperor wishing to proceed in good faith and respecting the great wisdom and experience of the King, especially in war, sent to him, last winter, the Viceroy of Sicily, Don Fernande de Gonzaga, to resolve upon the common invasion; which was arranged by another treaty expressing the number of men, the way, the time and the object, viz., to meet about Paris. Moreover, Secretary Paiget came to the Emperor at Spire, and, among other things, made the King's excuse that he could not send within the time agreed the whole number of men, but would send 30,000 into France for the enterprise before 10 June, and retain the rest for some good exploit upon the frontier, where he would be in person; and it was determined with Paiget (as the English ambassador resident, who was present, knows) that since the King could not furnish more men for the enterprise, and wished to employ the rest as above, he should send the 30,000. Thereupon the Emperor marched his army into France in accordance with the treaty (and that signed with Don Fernande and the determination taken with Paiget) towards Paris so far as has been seen, and might have marched further had he heard that the King's army did the like; in which case it is notorious that France was in danger and that they would have got what they wished. The Emperor, being entered so far without news of the King of England, found means to send the bp. of Arras to advertise the King of his position "et de ceste conjoncture irretrouvable." The ambassadors know the answer, that the King could not assist in the enterprise, and therefore the Emperor might treat peace with France, reserving the King, and withdraw himself from danger. The Emperor did so, and made an honorable treaty, as the ambassadors say, but not to be compared with what might have been had the King's forces co-operated, when they should have largely obtained their right from the King of France and assured themselves of him for a long time. To tell the truth, the Emperor might have more advantageously obtained his right before entering France, and have avoided the expense, but, to observe what he had treated and promised, he would never listen. It was to be considered that the King of France, seeing all the English forces besieging Boulogne and Montereul, sent almost all his forces on that side against the Emperor, and the Daulphin, especially, returned against him. The Emperor, too, maintained in the King of England's army, 2,000 of his best horse and 2,000 foot; and, moreover, had to sustain the war on this side of Lombardy and oppose the armada of Barbarossa in Nice, Genoa, Sienna, Piombino, Naples and Sicily. The Emperor having taken peace with France for so just causes and with the King's consent, neither the King nor his subjects have occasion to be irritated, and there is no one who, knowing the circumstances, ought not to hold the Emperor justified. What the Emperor had done to withdraw and dismiss his army was also to be considered, especially, to prevent the men of war going to the service of France; and that since making the treaty of peace he has refused to assist the French with victuals and with the services of his subjects, and also refused to revoke the Sieur de Buren and his men as long as the King of England wished to use them, and has commanded his subjects to assist the English with victuals. Omitting to speak of the complaints of his subjects of damage sustained in the English service, of which representation has already been made; having done as above for the observance of the treaty, it is no wonder if the Emperor desires, and was pressing for, agreement between the Kings, and was disinclined to enter upon the examination of the treaties and do what the ambassadors asked touching the declaration, having supported such incredible expenses and being under promise to the States of the Empire, whither he must go for affairs of the Faith and against the Turk. Besides, the French, to whom he has made suitable representations, and perhaps more sharply than the English think, to induce them to satisfy the King of England, allege causes against that King's claim, and say that they are reasonable because they have submitted themselves to the Emperor's determination. And, although the Emperor may neither wish to hold these causes good, nor to contradict those of the King of England, still, if the French think that they have done much by their said submission, in view of the ancient amity between the Emperor and the King of England and the enmity so often renewed between the Emperor and the French, the Emperor might be blamed if he proceeded to the length of examining whether he ought to declare against the French, who also, in view of what they have done, insist that he ought to declare for them. The Emperor prays the said ambassadors to take this representation as proceeding from sincere friendship, and to see that the difference between their master and the King of France may be amicably settled, in which the Emperor will do his best, and moreover will keep his amity with the King of England.
The ambassadors' reply comprised the substance of what has been said on both sides, and also that they had fulfilled the treaty. Their army was in the enemy's territory at the time appointed. They laid siege to Montreul as the Emperor did to St. Disier; the duke of Norfolk was charged to pass the river Somme but, seeing that the Emperor stopped before St. Disier, did the like before Montreul and for the same cause, that victuals could not be conducted past; and some of those here approved it. The articles were to be understood as to do what was found expedient, and not to be taken precisely. Their army had given great support (faveur) to that of the Emperor. It would have been much more profitable to them to continue their enterprise against Scotland, which was more important to them than ten Boulognes, and where their King had sustained inestimable expenses, as the Emperor had on the side of Italy. Their support (faveur) had not a little profited last year at the conquest of Gheldres; and such a powerful army as they had this year on the side of Boulogne and Montreul, the finest that ever left England, could not but have come a propos to divert the French from the other side. They would not say that the Emperor had not fulfilled [his part], but they remained in war; and even those here were astonished at it and spoke of it, and it was not in them to keep the English from doing the like. The Emperor had accepted their claims as good and therefore could not make peace so as to leave them in war, whatsoever the King said to the bp. of Arras, for it was understood that their demands were reserved. They had trusted, and did so still, that the Emperor took hostages (by which the treaty was more honorable for him) for them as well [as himself], to constrain the King of France to do them reason; and, in any case, the King of France having since made war upon them, the Emperor ought, by the treaty, to declare against him; all the world will say that they are abandoned by the Emperor, and the French are already making profit of it; wherefore they prayed that the Emperor, in pursuance of the treaty and his honorable answer to them, would keep his first promise and constrain the King of France to do them reason, since their demands were reasonable.
At another time, returning to the observance of the treaty, they added that if it was thought that their master had not observed what was treated for the enterprise against France (which astonished them, because they had as above fulfilled it, and had no notice of this until now, nor had the bp. of Arras spoken of it), and if that point was to be insisted upon, they would like to know at once, that they might provide accordingly. There was no need for the submission contained in the treaty with France, seeing that what they demand is already approved by the Emperor in the first treaty; and if the Emporer wished to use the said submission he should constrain the French to fulfil it. They did not wish the Emperor, who was already their friend and partner, to be judge.
It was answered, on behalf of the Emperor, that his commissioners were not there to contend; but, as to the King's having fulfilled [his part] as well as the Emperor, the text of the treaty with Don Fernande and the writing passed with Secretary Paiget, (fn. n15) which were ready to be shown, taken literally as the treaty with England expressly stipulated, effaced the ambassadors' saying that what concerned the army was to be understood according to possibility and means, because Paiget expressly agreed that his master would by the 10th June march 30,000 men to co-operate in the enterprise against Paris, reserving the rest for employment at the frontiers on the sea coast. As to their saying that some here approved the siege of Montreul, Praet and Grantvelle knew nothing of it; but the advice of Mons. de Roeulx was not so, proposing four ways for marching forward. There was no comparison with the case of St. Desier, which is not so near the Emperor's frontier, who, before coming thither, had already taken Ligny and Comerey and stopped at St. Desier because the English would not march as Paiget promised, nor was any representation made to him against it. His abode at St. Desier caused him lack of victuals and great hindrance and cost; and if the English army had marched he could by advancing have avoided that necessity, as has since been demonstrated. But Praet and Grantvelle were not there to impute non-observance to the King, and Arras had no charge to speak of it when he was with the King; what was said of it was rendered necessary by the words of the ambassadors themselves, implying that the Emperor had not proceeded justifiably in making the peace with France, nor ought to regard it. (And the ambassadors would not look at the copy of the writing carried by Paiget). As to their army beside Boulogne and Montreul diverting the French from the Emperor; the French were almost all drawn away from that side against the Emperor, and everyone knew well that the said siege was not in order to force the King of France to do reason to the Emperor and the King of England, which was the aim of the enterprise. As to their claims against France having been held good by the treaty of closer amity, it was quite evident that the agreement was for each to demand what he would; but the things were not clear, and the King of England had largely relinquished them, indeed had disapproved the writing which, since St. Desier, was sent of the Emperor's demands, (fn. n16) and, therefore, notwithstanding that the Emperor by the treaty of peace expressly reserved the King of England, it did not follow that their demands were held to be clear. As to the hostages, it had been already answered, nor was there any likelihood of retaining them in order to compel the French to satisfy the King of England. As to the Emperor's declaring against the King of France for having made war not only against Boulogne but against Guynes, the cause was Boulogne, to the defence of which the Emperor was never bound (as themselves confessed), and, at all events, things past must be regarded as above, together with the two treaties, with England and France; and there would be time, since the war was for the present reduced to Boulogne. It would be necessary in any case to know if the king of France had 10,000 men in the field against pieces contained in the treaty. And for this and the above considerations it was expedient to attend to the pacification of the dispute, in which the Emperor did not intend to use the submission of the French. What had been said about that was only because the French seemed strongly to justify themselves thereby; and if the Emperor were to proceed to examine the point upon which the ambassadors insisted, he might be accused of lightness. As to their saying that they would not have the Emperor, being their partner and friend, become their judge, the French would have much more reason to hold him suspect. As to the Emperor's saying to them that he would observe the first obligation, it must first be known what that was, taking the two treaties, with England and France, in conjunction with the considerations aforesaid; and it was the more important to have regard thereto as they said that the thing so much concerned the Emperor's reputation, and as all the causes of the Emperor had been justified, so also should this be.
Fr. Modern transcript from Vienna, pp. 25.
31 Oct. 508. The Privy Council to the Privy Council at Calais.
St. P., x. 159.
Enclose copy of a letter now sent to Hertford and Winchester, in order that parts of it may be declared to the Emperor's ambassadors as occasion serves. The King likes their docquet touching the 2,000 men sent to Base Boleyn, and begs them to entertain the Italians about whom Suffolk was lately written to. Upon their report how sluttishly Calays and Guisnes are kept, requires them to take order for cleansing the said towns and keeping them cleaner in future. Where it appears by Dymockes letters that certain Hamburgh men offer to serve the King on the seas at their own charges, the King thinks that offer worth accepting and prays you to write to Dymocke to travail therein. Westm., 31 Oct., at night. Signed by Wriothesley, Essex, Westminster, Brown and Petre.
P.S.—As Mons. Darras and also the French ambassadors think that they tarry over long there, the Cardinal saying that he is commanded to return, you shall (first making the Emperor's ambassadors privy thereto), if the Frenchmen come to no other point in their offers, make them the answer we lately sent in writing. (fn. n17) Pray send the letter herewith to the Emperor's Court with all diligence.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
R.O. 2. Draft of the above without the postscript.
In Petre's hand, pp. 2. Endd: M. to the Privie Counsell at Callys, xxxjo Octobris 1544.
R.O. 3. Copy of No. 509 enclosed in § 1.
Pp. 6. Headed: Copy of the l're to therle of Hertf., the bishop of Winchestre and Mr. Wotton.
31 Oct. 509. The Privy Council to Hertford and Others.
St. P., x. 161.
St. Papers, 56.
The King, having seen your letters dated Bruxells, 27th inst., wills us to signify that your lordships, or else (if my lords be departed, "which is preter nostram expectationem"), you, Mr. Wotton, shall declare to the Emperor or his Council the King's answers in all points. Where it appears, by the Emperor's conference with you now and by sayings of the Emperor and Granvelle before, that for this new amity with France great foundation is made of the report of Mons. de Arras, you shall take opportunity eftsoons to talk of these things and say that, although you know not what report Mons. Darras made of the King's contentation for peace, you are sure that the King never showed himself otherwise contented with it but upon condition that the league with him might be fully observed and the articles written to you, Mr. Wotton, (fn. n18) agreed to. The King indeed said to Darras that, rather than put the Emperor in that imminent danger which Darras showed, he would forbear his demand for damages and indemnities, and remit thus much of the league; but now, the necessity ceasing and the French ambassadors' offers BEING SO UNREASONABLE AND DISCREPANT FROM THOSE OF THEIR OWN COMMISSION WHICH THEY HAD AT BULLOYN BESIDES OTHER FORMER COMMISSIONS, (fn. n19) the King doubts not but the Emperor will tender HIS AFFAIRS according to their league; and, considering that this sudden peace leaves the King still at great charge, WILL EITHER STRAIN THE FRENCHMEN TO THE KING'S LAST DEMANDS SENT TO WOTTON OR ELSE DECLARE HIMSELF ACCORDING TO HIS FORMER LEAGUE. Although the King thinks Darras made no other report than he ought, yet his word, not being authorised by the King, IS NO FOUNDATION for the Emperor's thus entering this great amity WITH FRANCE, and making so much of a new reconciled enemy while his ancient friend is not yet, according to the league, fully provided for. If it be true, as the French affirm, that the submission to the Emperor is made only for the pension and arrears, they have either abused him by offering to abide his order only in a thing which was already offered and not accepted, or else they practise to set a pique between the King and the Emperor by procuring that the Emperor should get the King to take less than the French King had himself offered. At the time of his conferring with Darras, the King was content to forbear damages and indemnities, although they had been offered by the French ambassadors, but he has since been put to such charges by the invasions of the French armies that he trusts that the Emperor will not think it reasonable to have any part of the damages remitted. And where they say that the submission was made for pension and arrears, and Boloyn not spoken of, you shall SAY THAT BOLOYN WAS THE KING'S BEFORE THE DEPARTURE OF DARRAS, AND ERE THE FRENCH AMBASSADORS HAD ACCESS TO THE KING; at which time Cardinal Bellay and the others offered payment of pension and arrears and damages, without mentioning Boloyn, and they "were also contented, when the Secretary (fn. n20) was despatched from them, that if the King had won Monstrell in the meanwhile it should have been none empeachment of the treaty which they did treat." They have therefore no cause to stick at Bulloyn, and the King has just cause to make larger demands, having sustained great expenses by French attemptates since the amity with the Emperor. The King desires the Emperor to consider these things, so that he seem not to forget his old friend for his new reconciled foe; and, as the King frankly entered the wars and contracted this strait amity because of the long continued amity between them, he doubts not but that the Emperor will either press the French king to agree to reasonable conditions or else declare him enemy and join his Majesty, as the treaty binds. You shall seek to get a plain answer; AND SHALL ALSO SAY THAT, IF THE CONDITIONS OF THE PEACE MADE WITH FRANCE ARE SUCH AS REPORTED, THE KING THINKS THAT THE EMPEROR WAS ILL COUNSELLED TO AGREE TO THEM AND SHALL BE WORSE NOW IF HE MEAN TO OBSERVE THEM, AS THE KING TOLD ARRAS, TO WHOM HE SAID NO MORE THAN THAT HE WOULD ADVISE THE EMPEROR TO EMBRACE NEITHER OF THE ALTERNATIVES AND, IN CASE OF NECESSITY, DE DUOBUS MALIS MINUS ESSET ELIGENDUM.
Finally the King, being pressed by Darras (who says that if he had known he should have tarried so long he would not have come for 10,000 ducats) and also by the French ambassadors, has answered these ambassadors as in the copy herewith, (fn. n21) which he trusts the Emperor will take in good part and will now stick to him according to the treaty. In all conferences with the Emperor you, Mr. Wotton, shall join with my lords.
And where you, Mr. Wotton, lately made suit to the Emperor for a commandry for the duke of Arberkirque's second son, and received answer that it was bestowed but the Duke's son should have the next that should be void; your lordships shall commend the Duke's services done to the King, and require the Emperor to give you, Mr. Wotton, leave to remind him of his promise when anything shall fall. Westm., 31 Oct., at midnight, 1544. Signed by Wriothesley, Essex, Browne, Wingfield and Petre.
Pp. 6. Add.: To our very good lords th'erle of Hertford and the bishop of Winchestre, and to our very loving friend Mr. Doctor Wotton, deane [of] Canterburye and Yorke, [the] Kinges Mates ambassador resident with th'Emperor, and to every of them.
R.O. 2. Original draft of the above, except the last two paragraphs, with corrections in Henry VIII.'s hand (noted above and in State Papers) and in Petre's.
Pp. 17.
R.O. 3. Copy of § 2, with some further corrections, the two final paragraphs being a draft partly in Petre's hand.
Pp. 7. Endd.: M. to th'erle of Hertf. and the bishop of Winchestre, ultimo Octobris 1544.
Hatfield MS.
150, f. 26.
[Cal. of Cecil
Pt. i., 179.]
4. Undated copy of § 1, without the last paragraph. This is the copy printed by Haynes,
Pp. 5.
31 Oct. 510. The Privy Council to Shrewsbury.
Lamb. MS.
695, Vol. II.,
c. 19.
The King sends by Thos. Hungate 5,000l. wherewith he desires Shrewsbury to use all the husbandry he may. Westm. ult. Octobr. 1544. Signed by Cranmer, Wriothesley, Westminster and Petre.
P. 1. Add.
31 Oct. 511. W. Lord St. John to Norfolk, Suffolk and Russell.
R.O. I shall not fail to send to Calice as many hoys and men of war as are ready and meet for your transportation, for men lie at great charge for themselves and their horses. Mr. Vane has there 60 horse, for whom I have written to Mr. Bainton; and the King has great mares "that spent 40s. a day, as Mr. Webbe showeth me, and yet they will be lost if they be not brought over." Dover, last day of Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my very good lordes of Norf., Suff. and Privy Seale.
31 Oct. 512. Anthony Cave to John Johnson.
R.O. Tickford, 31 Oct. 1544.—Yesternight I received yours of the 15th, and marvel you have received none of mine; for I answered all yours and sent them to your brother Otwell and Mr. Smyth to forward. Otwell says he sent them to Hen. Southewycke. I did not, indeed, write before the first of this month; but the first you sent me from Antwerp, by Ambrose, I answered at once. Exchange. Wools. Debts.
P.S. Have received no letters from you since Ambrose came to Calais, but those of 4 and 15 Oct. It troubles me and other poor men to hear that the Emperor is at peace and the King still at extremest war. "I pray God all be well." In last letter I wrote my mind herein.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 2. Add.: of the Staple of Calais at Calais.
31 Oct. 513. Shrewsbury and Others to Petre.
Add. MS.
32,655, f. 248.
ii., No. 344.
Enclose letters from the Warden of the Middle Marches and from the bailiff of Scarboroughe to Mr. Stanhop; to be declared to the King the rather because the Scottish navy, whereof the Council lately desired advertisement, now hovers afore Scarboroughe. Darneton, 31 Oct. 1544. Signed by Shrewsbury, Tunstall and Sadler.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
31 Oct. 514. The Alderman and Brethren of Hartlepool to Shrewsbury.
Add. MS.
32,655, f. 251.
Papers, ii.,
No. 345.
This last day of October a ship of Grymsby going to Newcastle was by a Frenchman or Scotsman with two tops chased to this town, where the crew ran her ashore, made a hole to sink her and landed in their boat. But the enemy have sent their boat to the said ship, stopped the leak and taken her off, shooting many guns of which we have the gun stones. We left never a shaft in the town unshot at them, but have neither gun nor powder, which we fear the enemy perceives, for he lies at anchor still—to what purpose "we stand afear the next flood." Harttylpool. Subscribed: "The alderman and brethren."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: in Darnelton. Endd.
31 Oct. 515. Suffolk and Paget to Henry VIII.
R.O. Thanks for good opinion of them expressed in letters this day received from Petre. Have sent to Guisnez for John Albeige, the Frenchman, and upon his confession will proceed, as the case shall require, with the Cardinal at his return. Will take opportunity to devise with the Emperor's ambassadors touching the great entertainment of Madame Destampes by the Emperor; wherein Henry has cause to marvel, both for respect of the person herself and of the terms in which he and France stand. As to Norfolk's advertisements touching enemies upon the sea, marvel that he should write of any such let to the sending victuals to Boulloyn; for, although Norfolk professes a greater knowledge in sea matters than they, they are sure there was no such thing. The chief let was want of vessels, the next contrariety of wind. Of the one they have had store these three or four days, and have laden the whole quantity for fourteen days (and even today some of the hoys have been driven back); and the 2,000 men lie at Newnambridge ready to depart, tomorrow morning, at 2 o'clock, towards Boulloyn, under the conduct of Lord Gray, who will meet them at Sandingfelde with 400 horse and convey them to Wymille. For their furniture by the way they have in carts the victuals expressed in the enclosed schedule; and they will find there victuals for 12 or 14 days, by which time we trust you will provide more largely for them. They shall have 14 days' wages beforehand, and shall carry 2,000l. in money to the treasurer there for another month's furniture. Trust that lord Gray and Mr. Poyninges (whom the King has appointed together) will agree, for it is commonly seen that two heads do not advance the master's service so much as one, "except your Majesty mean that these two shall not meddle one with another's men. And likewise Mr. Pollard and Arnold be appointed by your Majesty's commandment, to the charge of your town of Guisnes," and all the garrisons in the Pale distributed according to your assignment, as Thos. Paulmer, the treasurer, will have declared. Tomorrow at noon my lords of Norfolk and Privy Seal pass the seas, with divers others, and very few soldiers will be left. The enemy's camp is clearly dissolved, the Dolphin gone to the French court and Vandosme to La Fayre. Mons. Daumale, Sainct André, Dompirre and other gentlemen remain at Abbeville dangerously sick. Death and sickness have been fervent amongst Henry's soldiers, but much more so amongst the enemies. Their army by sea is laid up for the year, and the greatest ship of them has broken her back; so that there is none stirring save nine sail of men of war, which waft their fishermen. Whereas Henry appointed certain men of arms for Boulloyn who are still here, some of them without horses, advise that (considering the scarcity of provision, and that certain light horsemen will serve for scourage there), they should repair into England and refresh themselves and their horses with their friends until the time come that forage shall be on the ground. Whereas Suffolk is to send over the platt of Boulloyn sent to him before the King's coming, he delivered it again to the King here. Calais, 31 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 5. Add. Endd.: 1544.
31 Oct. 516. The Privy Council at Calais to the Lord Admiral and Others.
R.O. The King, having determined to send thither, for a crew to lie in Basse Bullen and upon the hill by the Old Man, 3,000 soldiers and 1,000 pioneers, commanded us to send the soldiers thither under the leading of lord Gray, the bearer; and the pioneers should be sent out of England with the conserve of his army upon the sea, with certain mattresses, flock beds, canvas for sheets, coverlets, shoes, boots, friezes for coats, &c. We have advertised the King that only 2,000 men can be levied here, asking whether the other 1,000 may be supplied of strangers; and meanwhile we send the 2,000 under conduct of lord Gray, and some victuals are sent from hence and the rest shall be sent from Dover, and we trust your Lordships will according to our former letters order Mr. Brix to receive and dispense them. The King's pleasure is that lord Gray and Mr. Poynyng shall have charge of the said crew, one of them with half the crew lying on the Hill, and the other with the other half in Basse Bullen, and exchanging their positions weekly. For relief of those that shall lie abroad, the said navy brings tents for 2,000 men. It may please you, my lord Admiral, to appoint lord Gray like diet as Mr. Poynynges has, and take order with Mr. Treasurer there to pay the captains, petty captains, priests, standard bearers, drummers, surgeons, wiflers, fifers and soldiers, as appointed here; and we send Mr. Treasurer 2,000l. for payment of their wages. They are already paid for 14 days, beginning on Thursday last. Await knowledge of the King's pleasure for the levying of the third thousand.
Draft in Paget's hand, pp. 2. Endd.: Mynute. The Privey Counsayl at Calais to my 1. Admyral, etc., xxxjo Octobris 1544.
31 Oct. 517. Hertford and Gardiner to Henry VIII.
St. P., 152.
On Tuesday afternoon, (fn. n22) according to the Emperor's appointment, came to their lodging Messrs. de Praet and de Granvela, with secretary Joyse. Repeated what they had said to the Emperor, concluding that it was expedient for the Emperor to show the world how much he regarded his honor in this behalf. Granvela, making no direct answer, said he perceived that it was now to be debated what was the Emperor's part as a common friend of two. Replied that, overnight, the Emperor had already debated and resolved that, as clerkly as all the learned men in Christendom could, when he said that he knew himself bound to both, but, because he was first bound to Henry, he must have first regard to that. Then Granvela began to set forth the Emperor's sincerity to satisfy Henry; and said that Boleyn was a great let, and means should be found to take that scruple away. Answered that they knew of no means but that contained in the treaty, and, that it was not Boleyn only (which, being won, could not come in controversy) but the satisfaction of the conditions signified, by Henry, to Mons. de Arras, whereupon was grounded his consent that the Emperor might make peace (and which not fulfilled they could not allege Henry's contentment), and so much was Henry inclined to peace that, although the French king had since caused him to spend much treasure, he had not augmented these conditions. Here Granvela began to put in doubt whether Henry had, by Darras, required Bullen in gage for the pension. Said that could not be, as Henry had won it, and the treaty capitulated that he should possess it; the Emperor had said that they should view the treaties and consider whereto he was bound, and they desired to do so. Granvela replied that the Emperor did not give them that special commission; and desired them for the sake of Christendom to help to a good peace. And so after wandering in words without resolution, because the Emperor was that day feasting his sister two miles out of this town, the writers prayed Granvela to remind the Emperor for their speedy despatch; and so they parted.
Next day, heard nothing from Granvela, but, from an Italian who has means to know the truth, learnt that, by this peace, the French king gave hostages for the performance of his part and cannot have restitution of his places till he has restored all, so that the Emperor has "a gret furdel of him." On the other part the Emperor has the Viceroy and Don Francesco Dest to dissuade him from giving Milan, with the King of Romans' daughter, to Orleans ; the Lady Regent would not that Orleans had Flanders; and the Spanish nobles are against a marriage of Orleans with the daughter of Spain. If Orleans had these Low Countries he could not enjoy them till the Emperor's death,—and then only Flanders and Artoys; and if he shall have Milan he must wait a year, and then the Emperor will retain all the fortresses. The Low Countries say that if they should now be French they have spent their money in vain, the Venetians fear to be compelled to declare against the Turk, the Bishop of Rome doubts that if the Emperor, Henry and the French king agree they may call a Council without him, and that he shall lose Parme and Placence.
On Thursday morning, (fn. n23) sent to Granvela to remember them; and, before 9 o'clock, he and De Prate arrived. Granvela began by complaining that "one in England" had reported that the Emperor had failed Henry; and made a discourse of the first conclusion of the treaty, and the conclusions taken with the Viceroy and with Mr. Paget, both for the direct going of the armies to Paris; then he declared the Emperor's going towards Paris alone and the request, by Darras, for Henry's army to join him, the Emperor's costs in the war and danger to have alone all France against him, and finally his taking peace with Henry's consent; and now, he said, when the French king offered to abide the Emperor's order, Henry required the Emperor to re-enter the war. Answered, regretting that any man in England should misreport the Emperor, that to take away the occasion of such report was the cause of their coming hither; for, the leagues having been proclaimed and the joint invasion of France made, what could people say, when they saw the Emperor triumphing in peace and Henry still at war, but that the Emperor had left him? The Emperor professing friendship to Henry, they wished to set forth his justification and were grieved to hear the bruits spread by Frenchmen "of the Emperor's fame"; but, since Granvela brought in the conclusions, with the Viceroy and Paget, they trusted that he would not touch Henry's honor therein, for the conclusions had the qualification which all such determinations of war must have, selon la raison de la guerre;—the Emperor first gave the example of that by laying siege to Ligney and Saincte Desire, and Henry did the semblable, wherein Darras found no fault; Henry's force was as big as the Emperor's, and in as great danger,—the only difference was that the Emperor finished his siege sooner, and thereupon a peace followed, which showed the common enemy to be afraid, else he would not have given hostages, and of that fear Henry was as much the cause as the Emperor, and ought to have his part. Since his peace with Henry the Emperor had won Gelders and brought France to reason, and now it was thought a great thing that Henry "should be anything the better";—if Granvela meant, by finding fault with Henry's proceedings, to declare the Emperor discharged, he should say so plainly that Henry might provide accordingly. Granvela seemed moved and said "it was not the fashion in this Court to speak so" and he intended no imputation on Henry. Replied, that, if the rehearsal of the articles passed with the Viceroy and Paget served no purpose, it was waste of time to speak of them and omit to speak of the treaties that were in force; and, where Granvela rehearsed the Emperor's charges, they could make like rehearsal of Henry's, including his enterprise in Scotland to prevent invasion from thence, and they noted that Henry then left his opportunity of winning the realm of Scotland only to observe the capitulations. As for Henry's contentment signified by Arras, told them "that they do therein like them that speak so much of God's promises and forget His conditions, which is the controversy in religion." It was incredible that after spending so much treasure Henry should be content that the Emperor alone had the commodity and should make his peace and let Henry shift. The French had, since that peace, "with thousands and thousands" invaded Guisnes, a place named in the treaty, whereby the peace is void and the Emperor bound to declare himself enemy. Where Granvela spoke of the French king submitting to the Emperor's arbitrament for the quiet of Christendom while Henry pressed for war; if the French king had made such submission the Emperor might cause him to agree to Henry's demands, but, failing that, the King must obtain his right by war; and, as for the great matters of Christendom, the Turk, the pacification of Germany and establishment of religion, they were nothing so weighty as this, on which depended "the trust and credit between princes." To make the Emperor an arbiter was wittily handled to pull him half way from Henry, but, for the latter, having the Emperor bound by treaty, it was not like policy to loosen him and put him away to be an arbiter, and then fall to entreaty, saying "I pray you let me have somewhat." Concluded that the Emperor's discourse was all that could be wished, but Granvela's would only make the matter worse. Granvela answered that the Emperor was privy to all he said. Told him "th'Emperor's resolution with us was that we should see the treaties to know whereunto th'Emperor is bound, for that he would observe." Granvela said the Emperor desired the peace of Christendom and would be loth to dispute upon treaties. Told him the treaties were plain and contained no matter of dispute, and found fault with the word "dispute." Granvela said he meant the word not for argument, but debate. Told him that when the French king was like to overrun all the Low Countries Henry "spent no time in debate nor dispute"; and, with a desire for resolute answer with speed, ended this communication.
De Praet said little. As they had no commission to speak of the treaties and always "avoided the close," it is to be suspected that they seek to win time while they write to the French king. Being-promised short expedition, have delayed sending this, for, the Emperor having spoken so frankly, "we cannot think but the resolution shall be better than these men's communication should signify." This morning, Chamberlayn, the Governor of the Merchants, reports that the usher who kept the door while Granvela spake with Madame Destampes, yesterday, heard Granvela say that the French king must needs agree with Henry. Have this day solicited Granvela for expedition and are told that the Emperor will today debate this matter in Council, and is somewhat troubled because the Queen of Hungary is sick. Brucelles, 31 Oct. Signed.
In Gardiner's hand, pp. 14. Add. Endd.: 1544.
31 Oct. 518. Hertford and Gardiner to the Privy Council at Calais.
R.O. We send herewith the King's letters for you to seal and send forth. They require not so much haste as the other did. We have been diversely assayed and have "told them truth"; but have ever parted friendly. "We mistrust their resolution never the more. The Emperor spake so frankly, as we have written, and, whatsoever Mons. de Grandvela spake unto us, he doth the best he can with the Frenchmen also, as it should appear by that Chamberlain told us." We will depart as soon as we may, but were so wearied in coming hither that we cannot return with like diligence. Brucelles, 31 Oct. Signed.
In Gardiner's hand, p. 1. Add.: To, etc., the dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, etc., and other of the King's Highness' Privy Council at Calays. Endd.: 1544.
31 Oct. 519. Wotton and Carne to the Council.
R.O. Sent, upon their lordships' letters of the 21st, to the Governor of the Englishmen to know what ships of Spaniards and other the Emperor's subjects fit for war are now in Zelande, and "the manner of their equippage," and have received his certificate (enclosed). Bruxelles, 31 Oct. 1544. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To the lords of the King's Majesty's most honorable Council, at Callayes. Endd.
R.O. 2. "There is in Zeland ij great ships of th'Admiral of Slews, one with iij tops, th'other with two, which have been on the sea during these wars, and do now go to unrig them and lay up their ships for this winter. Item more, v ships of the Rente Master of Middelborough, appointed and ready to go into the North Seas, as the bruit goeth. Item, more, x sail of Biskaine ships unladen, iij of them of iij tops a piece th'other of ij tops; they are of burden from 80 to 200, well appointed with ordnance and men, and netted fore and after." Also 3 ships and 11 ships (two items) that were on the seas these wars and are now unrigged, and a Frenchman of 60 tons and three boats of 30 tons "laden with herrings by Frenchmen for Depe and Rochell."
In Chamberlain's hand, p. 1.
31 Oct. 520. Anthonius de Musica.
Royal MS.
13 B. xx.
A commentary of the Emperor's doings at St. Dizier, prefaced with a letter of the author, Anthonius de Musica, of Antwerp, to Henry VIII., dated from the Emperor's Court, the last of October 1544, in which he explains that, as a commissary under Francisco Duarte, general provisor of the army, he had special facilities for knowing the truth, and concludes with a request to be taken into Henry's service.
Don Ferdinando de Gonzaga, captain general, having provided for the keeping of the castle of Ligny (for the town was burnt by the Frenchmen's Italians) came straight to St. Dizier, having first sent into the Low Countries the counts of Briena and Roussi, brothers, lords of Ligny, together with the lord Deschene alias Tynteville, who was formerly accused by Sebastian de Monticulo of poisoning the Dauphin Francis and, after his acquittal, plotted with the Strozzi the seizure of the town of Marran. Proceeds with a minute account of precautions taken to guard the supply of victuals and of the course of the siege and subsequent movements down to the 31st of August.
ii. "Cathologus et ordo militiae augustissimi Imperatoris Caroli Quinti, Hispaniarum Regis, in expeditione adversus Franciscum Primum, Gallorum Regem, anno mdxliiii."
Giving first a brief account of the general officers (and of their duties), who were, in order of rank, viz:—(1) Captain general, "Ferdinandus de Gonzaga, Malpheti princeps et Ariadne dux, etc.," an Italian, one of the princes of Mantua. (2) Captain of the Artillery, "Johannes Jacobus de Medices, Melignani marchio," an Italian, from Milan. (3) "Franciscus Duartus," proveditor and commissary general, a Spaniard (Hispanus Bethicus). (4) Master of the camp, Joh. Baptista Gastaldo, an Italian. (5) Johannes a Liera lord of Berchem, commissary general of the Germans, a native of Brabant, and "Sanctius Bravo de Lagunas, religionis Alcantare comendator," controller general, a Spaniard. (6) Ynicus de Peralta, paymaster general. (7) Petrus de Hoyos, treasurer (after the death of Gondisalvus de Molina), a Spaniard. There was also a separate treasurer of the army of Flanders called Johannes Carpentier. (8) Captain general of justice, Sebastianus Schertel a Burtenpach, a German. (9) Two auditors general, Dr. Nicholas Zinner, assessor of the Empire, of Spires, and Dr. Johannes Duarte, a Spaniard. (10) Prefect of the night watches, "N. de Cylly, comendator religionis Alcantare," a Burgundian. (11) Prefect of supplies, Johannes Vander Noot, one of the Emperor's gentlemen, a native of Brussels. (12) Commissaries: of the German horsemen, the Count of Zollern, of Count William's footmen, Sebastian Sehertel, of Conrad a Bemelberg's footmen, Chr. a Schauvenburg, of the footmen and horsemen of Flanders, Gotschalcus Ericus, and many others under Franciscus Duartus.
Number of the soldiery, as mustered 24 July at St. Dizier, viz.:— Italian and Spanish light horse under Francisco de Este, marquis of Padula, 562. German horsemen (described) under Sir John Hiliquin dominus in Lorch, 230 of his own, 200 of Francis count of Manderschid, 200 of Herman count of Neunarn, 100 of John count of Nassau, 120 of Wolfard count of Mansfeld and 170 of Goricus baron of Creanges; under Maurice duke of Saxony, 1,124; under Albert marquis of Brandenburg 900; under Wolfgang great master of Prussia, brought at his own expense 130; under Sebastian Sehertel of Burtenpach 136. German footmen (with an account of a new order taken since last year for better discipline) under William Count of Furstenberg, and three minor officers (named) 20 (fn. n23) standards, 7,936; under Sir Conrad a Bemelberg, lord of Ethingen, and three minor officers (named), 20 standards, 7,676; under George of Ratispon, 7 standards 3,100; Sigismund of Landenberg came later with 7 standards, 2,592, leaving three standards to garrison the town of Luxemburg. Horsemen of Flanders, all under Renatus prince of Orange, viz., 1,000 each of his two marshals Messrs. de Brederode and de Bossu, knights of the Golden Fleece, and his own [band] of 270 under Liber Turch, afterwards given to the Count of Egghemont. The Emperor's gentlemen and household under Archduke Maximilian of Austria, 500. Burgundian light horse under "Dominus Dyssei," 130. Flemish foot raised by the Prince of Orange, under Johannes a Sallant, of Gelderland, 20 standards, 6,646. Spanish foot, viz. 2,122 veterans of the legion of Italy under Ludovicus Perez de Bargas, 1,754 veterans of the legion of Sicily under Alvarus de Sande and 3,400 newly come from Spain under Gwasco de Acuña.
The Spaniards had a hospital which followed the army. The Emperor had 62 guns which required 3,500 horse under the care of Andreas Thaum, of the Tyrol, and 200 wagons with eight horses a-piece under that of Georgius Brendel, of the Tyrol. Seventy boats were carried on wagons to make bridges, and the rest left at Metz, and they were under Johannes Nothus de Liera. The Emperor had 4,000 pioneers at St. Dizier, but most of them deserted and others had afterwards to be brought by force from Burgundy and Luxemburg and were under Dominus de la Forge and Claudius Burgundus.
Lat., pp. 64. A bound volume in original covers.
Oct. 521. Shrewsbury and Others to the Council.
Add. MS.
32,655, f. 252.
ii., No. 346.
Enclose letters from the Wardens of the West and Middle Marches, to be declared to the King. Once again pray them to remember that next pay day for the garrisons is Tuesday next, and here is no shift to be made. Papers, Darneton,–––––– (blank) Oct. Signed by Shrewsbury, Tunstall and Sadler.
In Sadler's hand, p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1544.
522. Maxwell to Paget.
R.O. Reminds his "lordship" that he has been here long in prison upon a wrong report made by some Scotsmen, his "onffrienddis;" and begs Paget to move the King or the Council that his matter may be tried. Will refuse no gentleman of England "to be of my tryall," and, if found not to have been true prisoner and servant to the King, will accept the vilest death. If any Scotsman "yat hayss said it on me wyll bide at it yat I hayff fallyt in my lawteye to ye Kyngis Maisstye, not beand hes trew pressonar sen heys graceis gayff me my lyff and leberteye and leyff to gay in Scotland, I sail preyff ye contrarye on hem boddy for boddey befor quhat jwgis ye Kyngis Maisstye wyll commeyt tyll ws. I never deid fallss to heyss Maysstye nay hoyr (i.e. nor other) kyng yat evr I serwyt affor heyss Heynneyss." Begs to be brought before the Council, either to try himself true or receive his death; and trusts that my lord of Hartffwrd will speak for him, to whom, when in Scotland with the King's army, he showed his great trouble there for the King's sake. Can get nothing out of Scotland, and is ashamed to write how poor he is. If my son has not, since my coming here, done the King's pleasure he shall have nothing I can hold from him in Scotland, and my "mallasson"; otherwise I would beg the King to be gracious to him. All that I have said or written or offered to do and sent to the Council by Master Marsson, or any other thing that I have written or said, I will fulfil. Fears Paget cannot read his writing; but Mr. Lieutenant will suffer no man to write for him without the Council's leave, which he begs Paget to obtain.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Secretary. Endd.: The 1. Maxwell to Maister Secr. Mr. Paget.
523. Wallop to the Council.
R.O. I cannot learn that any other victuals were brought into Arde, at the Dolphin's being here and since, save 30 cartloads of wine on Monday or Tuesday last. I hear that there is good store of grain for bread and beer. "Of footmen is no mo but the very ordinary. Horsemen shall come thither shortly a hundred with the baron Torsey." Guisnes, this Thursday.
P.S.—The Dolphin's army lies yet at Daverne and they will fortify the castle there, as also Harlow and other castles. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: "To my very good lords of the King's Majesty's most honorable Council."
524. The War.
Add. MS.
Warrants to Sir Ric. Southwell, as vice-treasurer of the Middle Ward, or Battle, of the King's army in France, at sundry dates, viz.:—
I. By the Duke of Suffolk:—
i. Addressed:—
f. 131. (1) To pay John Ayleyffe, James Mounffordd, Nic. Alcoke and Ric. Ferreys, surgeons attending upon the King, wages of 2s. a day from 1 July, also to Ayleyffe three servants at 6d. and to each of the others two. Undated. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 125. (2) Peter Saxton, groom of the Council Chamber, for wages of one man at 6d. the day. Undated. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 78. (3) Robt. Draper and John Kirkby, officers of the King's jewels "attending upon his personage," wages for themselves at 12d. a day and four servants at 6d. Undated. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 141. (4) Sir Anthony Wynkfeilde, captain of the Guard, for the month of July, 31 days, viz., for 1 grandcaptain at 4s. the day, 1 petty captain at 2s., 1 standard bearer at 12d., 1 wyfler at 12d., 1 drum at 12d., 2 chaplains for the Guard at 6d., and 24 archers, 50 long pikes and 49 billmen at 6d. Before Bulleyne, 31 July 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 95. (5) Sir William Paget, one of the two Principal Secretaries, 20s. diet from 1 July to 16 Aug. and so afterwards as the rest of the army is paid. Camp at Sullen, 8 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
In Paget's hand, p. 1.
f. 171. (6) John Decastyle, in reward, 50 ducats of 5s. the ducat, and 1 ducat for every day he shall tarry here in the King's service, beginning 1 Aug. The camp, 14 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 3 (7) To pay Suffolk's previous warrant of 19 July 36 Hen. VIII. for the month ending 15 Aug., being expired, all "lordes, capetaygnes, petyecapteynes," and their numbers, and all "men at armes, horssmen, fotemen, gonners, haquebuscers, trumpetours, drommes, fyvethes, surgeons, ensignebearers, standerdebearers, Guyttournebearers, wiefelers. chaplaynes, herauldes at armes and pursevauntes, and all other officers and ministers " and other persons serving in the said ward, their wages as rated in a book signed by Suffolk dated 3 July last, for two half months beginning 16 and 30 Aug. and ending 12 Sept. next. Given 16 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
f. 55. (8) Robt. Chester, a gentleman usher of the Chamber and captain of 25 archers, footmen of the King's Guard from 1 July last, during his service on this side the sea, 4s. a day for himself, coats at 4s. for two of his men, and their conduct money from Royston to Dover, 94 miles at ½d. Siege of Boleyn, 20 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 113 (9) Edward Rogers, captain of 200 footmen attending upon the men of arms of the King's band, himself at 8s. a day and two petty captains at 2s., from 14 July during their service here. Camp before Boleyne. 21 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 104. (10) Wm. Ryejerne, captain of 100 pioneers, for 53 of them being "day and night" in the King's works before Bulleyne, for 15 days, 19 Aug. to 4 Sept., viz. 1 captain at 4s. the day and night and 53 pioneers at 8d. Before Bulleyne, 25 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII, Signed.
P. 1. Add. on back.
f. 66. (11) John Layne, Wm. Holmes, Fras. Cokett and Wm. Spencer, harbingers appointed to the King's own band of horsemen, wages at 12d. a day from 1 July. Camp before Boleyne, 26 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 105. (12) Wm. Reyjerne, captain of 100 pioneers, wages for 1 captain at 4s. the day and 54 pioneers at 8d. from 30 Aug. to 12 Sept.; also 40s. for 160lb. of white light bought "for the use of the said works." Before Bulleyne, 6 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 59. (13) Sir Thomas Darcie, master of the King's armoury, and lieutenant of the men at arms attending upon his Majesty, wages at 20s. a day from 1 July onwards. Dated 6 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 172. (14) Mr. Nevell. captain of 500 Burgundian footmen, 200l. in prest. Camp before Bulloyn, 7 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Subscribed and endd. as for Jaques Dyttree or Dyttre.
f. 45. (15) John Barkelie, esq., the King's banner bearer, wages at 10s. the day from 1 July last. Dated 13 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 90. (16) Mr. Masson, clerk of the Council and French secretary, and Mr. Godsalve, one of the clerks of the Signet, for "provision of paper, wax and parchment, and in consideration of their painful and diligent service about the King's Highness' affairs during the time of his Grace's abodes at and before Boulloyn," 40l. Boulloyn, 22 Sept. 1544. Signed.
In Mason's hand, p. 1.
f. 4. (17) To pay all men serving in the said ward and now attending upon the King's person their wages from 27 Sept. next from six days to six days until they receive conduct money homewards. Boloygne, 25 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 9. (18) To pay to "all captains, petty captains, footmen and horsemen of the King's army their transportation and conduct from the King's town of Boleygne unto their dwelling places in England," transportation at 2s. for every footman and 4s. for every horseman with his horse, and conduct money at ½d. a mile. Boloigne, 26 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 122. (19) Henry Rolfe and five of his fellows, colliers that serve the King's household, wages at 8d. the day from 9 to 27 Sept., 17 days. Bulleyn, 27 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Receipt by Edward Darell.
P. 1.
f. 175. (20) Mouns. de Helt, reward, 25l. st. Bulloyne, 29 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII.
ii. Receipt, 30 Sept. Signed: Chiarel de Hellt.
P. 1.
f. 143. (21) John Piers, clerk of the check of the yeomen of the Chamber 136l. 9s. 4d. for wages (specified) in September. Bulleyne, 30 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 81. (22) Fras. Leeke, wages of 27 footmen of his retinue for 4 days, 27 to 30 Sept. Bolen, 1 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f 106. (23) Wm. Rejerne, captain of pioneers, wages for himself at 4s. a day and 54 pioneers at 8d. for 7 days from 27 Sept., their transportation at 2s. each from Bulloyne to Dover, and conduct money homewards, himself at 4d. the mile and men at ½d. Given 5 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.
P. 1.
f. 107. (24) Wm. Rejerne, 50s. for "certain carriages of timber concerning the King's 'moynes' at Bulloyne" and for candles spent there. 5 Oct. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 5. (25) To pay all men serving in the Middle ward "and now attending upon us in the King's service" their wages from 11 to 15 Oct. inclusive; and to allow to such captains, etc., "as have their numbers decayed such and so much wages as the same received of you their numbers being full." Cales, 11 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 6. (26) The like for the six days from 16 to 22 Oct. Cales, 16 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 7. (27) The like for 23 to 29 Oct. Caleis, 23 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 10. (28) To pay the captains of divers sick soldiers (to whom he before gave conduct money that they might depart with speed home) wages for them for 12 days from 11 to 22 Oct., as "the same poor sick" still lie here for lack of convenient passage. Caleis, 21 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f 126. (29) Patrick Shirlock. captain of certain Irishmen, wages for 2 captains at 3s. 4d. a day, 2 petty captains at 20d., 2 wyffelers and 1 standard bearer at 12d., and 140 footmen at 6d., for five days ending 27 Oct. Given 27 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1
f. 186 (30) Thomas Lightmaker, captain of 60 horsemen 50l. st., in prest till the return of Thomas Chambrelayn. Callays, 28 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Receipt same day. Signed: Thomas Luchtemaker.
P. 1.
f. 48. (31) Sir Wm. Blounte, appointed captain of 400 men sent to Boleigne, "taken out of our band," wages for himself at 20s. a day, 4 petty captains at 2s., 394 of the footmen at 6d. and 6 of them, viz. the chaplain, surgeon, ensign bearer, drum, fife, and "wiefeler" at 12d., for 14 days, from 30 Oct. to 12 Nov. Caleys, 30 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 8. (32) To pay "as well unto the persons underwritten as to all other whom ye know to be attendant upon us" (in the Middle Ward), wages from 6 to 12 Nov. inclusive. Caleis, 6 Nov. 36 Hen. VIII.
The lord Lieutenant's retinue.—Captain of footmen 1, petty captain 1, footmen 28, surgeon 1, physician 1, captain of horse 1, petty captain 1, horsemen 14.
Sir John Gage.—Footmen 15.
Sir Ric. Riche.—Footmen 16.
Ant. Rous.—Horsemen 12, footmen 20.
Walter Mildemaye. Guisnes and Hampnes, pursuivants. John Tucke and Petre Fraunces, trumpeters. Francis Picher, courier (for 14 days "ending this xijth of November").
Amounts due to each given. Total 36l. 2s. 9d. Signed.
P. 1.
ii. Not addressed:—
f. 70. (l) To pay John Godsalve, one of the clerks of the Signet, appointed to attend the King in his battle, coats for himself and 4 soldiers at 4s. each and conduct money from London to Dover, 60 miles, at ½d.; also "during his service beyond the sea" to allow him 2s. a day as clerk of the Signet and 12d. each for two clerks. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 88. (2) John Mason, French secretary and clerk of the Privy Council, who has 4 soldiers from Wintney, Hants, and shall have 2s. a day as French secretary (with two clerks at 12d.) and 2s. as clerk of the Council (with one clerk at 12d.). Signed.
P. 1.
f. 136. (3) Peter Vann, secretary for the Latin tongue, who has 11 soldiers from London and shall have 6s. 8d. a day for himself and 12d. for a clerk. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 69. (4) List headed "To be paid from the first day of July forthwards," viz.:—
Adam Gascoygne, the ordinary post, to follow the camp with 3 horses, himself at 2s. a day and two men at 6d. Francisco and Nicholas, the couriers, each 12d. for himself and 6d. for a man. The groom of the Privy Council, and Apulbye, Smith, Hopkins and Walles the ordinary messengers, each at 12d. a day. Signed by Suffolk.
In Mason's hand (except heading), p. 1.
f. 67. (5) Nicholas Fortescu, groom of the King's house, for himself at 10s. a day, John Vennet at 12d., and 5 men at 6d. from 1 July forward. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 89. (6) Mr. Mason, who is appointed master of the posts during the King's abode on this side the sea, wages for executing that office, over and above his allowance for his other offices. Callais. 16 July 1544. Signed.
In Mason's hand, p. 1.
f. 144. (7) To pay 138l. 17s. 8d. to John Peirce, clerk of the check of the King's Chamber, for wages in July, 31 days, of Sir Ant. Wynkfeilde and John Peirce, grand captains of 200 men appointed to go in the battle under the King's standard, at 4s. the day, 2 petty captains at 2s., 124 yeomen in ordinary at 40s. the month, 40 archers on horseback at 12d. the day, 11 light horsemen at 12d., and 187 yeomen on foot at 8d. Bulleyne, 31 July 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1. Not addressed.
f. 77. (8) Edm. Gernyngam, one of the "queryes" of the King's stable, for the meat and drink of John Powell and Anthony Vaundebrocke for 32 days ending 1 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII., and so afterwards during the King's "being in the camp." Signed.
P. 1.
f. 57 (9) Sir Richard Cromwell, master of the King's camp, 33l. 6s. 8d. for the reward of 400 soldiers taken out of sundry captains' retinues, each at 4d. a day besides their footmen's wages, for five days ending 1 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 130. (10) To pay his (Suffolk's) servant, the bearer, 55l. 8d., "which I have disbursed" for the King's affairs as appears by a bill of particulars. "Even" (i.e. given) 3 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 60. (11) Anthony Dawtrey, gentlemen usher, asks his wages from 1 July to 8 Aug., 38 days and wages of one footman at 6d. Signed by Suffolk.
P. 1.
f. 196. (12) The "captain of the Spaniards called De Sala Blanca asketh allowance for the wages of himself, his petty captain, his standard bearer, drum, fife, wifler, surgeon and priest," 112s.; and for the following hagbutiers, viz., 40 from 18 July, 11 from 24 July, 8 from 28 July, 7 from 31 July, 10 from 1 Aug. and 13 from 2 Aug., all till 15 Aug. at 6d. the day. Signed by Suffolk.
Pp. 2.
f. 71. (13) To pay his (Suffolk's) servant Edmond Holl, 28 days' wages by him paid to Caysper vayn Kaypell, Maythes vayn Layre, and Coypen vayn Layre, Dutchmen, sent by John Demok from Ayndewayrp to Calles with harness for draught horses and stayed at Calles by Brexe, one of the clerks [of] the King's provision, for 20 days beyond the 8 days they spent in coming thither. "Att the seyge be seydes Boylloyn," 20 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Subscribed: Allowede in the booke of ffraught and carriages.
f. 62. (14) Anno 36 Hen. VIII:—Thomas Edgar, charged by the King with the conveyance of certain stuff continually with his Highness "in this his voyage royal" asks allowance of a month's wages from 1 to 28 July for himself at 2s a day, a man at 9d., 4 horsekeepers at 6d.; also for 40 men appointed to attend upon the said stuff for 14 days ending 28 July, at 6d.; also for a soldier of Calayce called Chr. Cheny at 12d. and two wagonners at 6d. for 5 days ending 28 July; also for one month's wages of himself and the above persons for one month from 29 July to 25 Aug. Signed by Suffolk.
P. 1.
f. 85. (15) "Charges sustained by Henry Palmer, esquire, for the King."
Hire of 2 horses from Calice to Sainct Omers 20 June, 5s. Expenses, himself and servant and two horses, at Burborough for one night 2s. Like expenses at Sainct Omers, 21 Aug., 3s. 4d.; and at Gravelin, 1 July, 2s. Guide from Gravelyn to Remyngham 12d. Expenses at Gravelin the same night 3s. Hire of 2 horses at Calice for that journey 5s. Guides on horseback hired from Calice to Marquison at 9d. a day, viz., John Caver and Harry Porter, 3 days, 48. 6d. Guides on foot at 6d., viz. Piere le Gras, John Dasingcourte and Gawain Morein, 4 days, 6s.; Wm. Everard, 3 days, 18d.; Martin de Lebek and Joyce Rosyneau, 2 days, 2s.; Harry Fallys, 1 day, 6d.; Gawain Morboyn, 8 days, 4s. Ant. Urselin and Martin Fyllell, guides on horseback sent by Monsieur de Vras, 3 to 13 July at 9d., 15s. Laid out for "spialle," 1 Sept., to Nic. Roharte. 3s. 4d.; 15 Sept., to the same, 6s. 8d.; to a woman about 15 July, 5s.; to Archiliet, 6s. 8d. Paid for charges of Mons. de Frameselles, Mons. de Vandame's trumpet, his servant and 3 horses, at the camp before Bullein 6 days in July last, 16s. Charges "of a man sent from the King's camp to the Maes to fetch Monsr. de Sainct Martyn," 3s. 4d. Expenses of the said Sainct Martyn "being in Basebulloin vii days and in the camp," 14s. Signed by Suffolk.
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f. 72 (16) Charles Herbert, esq., "who hath the charge of bearing the King's standard for this journey," wages of 10s. a day from 1 July hitherto and as long as the King is in the field. Written 22 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
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f. 61. (17) Thomas Edgar, charged with the carriage of certain the King's stuff, requires allowance for wages of 9 archers (for 56 days from 1 July to 25 Aug., at 6d.) appointed to attend upon certain stuff "delivered to John Rogers at Westminster, and here attendant upon the carriage of the said stuff"; also for wages of Wm. Talbot attendant upon the same stuff for 35 days, from 22 July to 25 Aug., at 12d.; also for wages of Thos. Lowers, appointed by the King to wait upon George Gates of the Guard from 22 July to 25 Aug. at 12d.; also for wages of three armourers for 13 days, from 12 to 25 Aug. at 8d.; also for himself, Chr. Cheny, Wm. Talbott, Thos. Lowers, Ralph Collynson, 3 armourers and 48 men at 6d. for one month from 26 Aug. to 22 Sept. Signed by Suffolk.
P. 1.
f. 52. (18) Sir George Carew, lieutenant of the Pensioners, wages of 20s. a day from 1 July last. Written 23 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 54. (19) Like warrant to pay George Pollard, John Wingfelde, John (Sir John in margin) Caundisshe and Wm. Blount, the King's reward for pains taken in sundry services, 6l. 13s. 4d. each. Written 23 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 187. (20) Lythmaker 600l in prest. Boullayn, 27 Sept. 1544. Signed by Suffolk.
In Mason's hand, p. 1.
f. 87. (21) Henry Palmer in recompense of his 130 sheep taken at Sandingfeld by the King's soldiers "of our retinue at our last encamping at Somers," 13l. st. Boloin, 1 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. Signature and treasurer's name cut off.
P. 1
II. By Suffolk and Lord St. John:—
i. Not addressed:—
f. 51. (1) Thade Bulla, one of the King's couriers, asks wages at 12d. a day for himself and 6d. for his man from 1 July. And also for his coat and conduct money from London to Dover 60 miles. Amounts not stated. Undated. Signed by Suffolk and St. John.
P. 1.
f. 47. (2) Anno 36 Hen. VIII.:—John Bernardino, one of the esquires extraordinary of the King's body, asks allowance of wages at 12d. from 1 July last to 31 Aug. Signed by Suffolk and St. John, and also by Gio. Berno Ferrario.
P. 1.
III. By Suffolk and Sir Ant. Wingfield:—
i. Addressed:—
f. 50. (1) To pay Hen. Sell and Jas. Mapierley, yeoman of the King's buckhounds, 8d. a day each and 6d. a day for their man from 1 July last "during their abode here." Undated. Signed by Suffolk and Sir Ant. Wyngfeld.
Small paper, p. 1.
f. 74. (2) John Herman, a gentleman usher of the Chamber, captain of 25 hackbuters on foot, being yeomen of the Chamber, attending the King's person, wages of 4s. a day for himself from 1 July last, coats for two of his men at 4s., and conduct money from Rendelessham, Suff., to Dover, 99 miles, at ½d. Given 20 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed, by Suffolk and Sir Ant. Wyngfeld.
P. 1.
ii. Not addressed:—
f. 74. (1) Warrant to ——— (treasurer not named) to pay bearer, John Herman. captain of 25 "hacbutse" attending the King's person, being yeomen of his Chamber, their wages for this month of July, 31 days, 25l.16s. 8d. Signed by Suffolk and Sir Ant. Wyngfeld.
P. 1.
IV. By the Earl of Essex:—
i. Addressed:—
f. 79. (1) To pay Sir Henry Knevett wages of himself and 100 horsemen demilances, petty captain, standard bearer, " guytern," trumpet, 38 horsekeepers, 2 carters and 2 tent keepers, "during the time of his abode here." Given 1 July 36 Hen. VIII. Signed: W. Essex: H. Knyvet.
P. 1.
f. 58. (2) John Culpeper, one of the men at arms ("of Edward Eogers' band" in margin) wages at 18d. a day for himself, 6d. for a footman and 3d. for his share of a horsekeeper "between him and another man at arms," for 46 days from 1 July to 15 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII. The King's camp, 10 Aug. anno predicto. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 137. (3) Francis Verney, man at arms, wages for 74 days, 1 July to 12 Sept., at 18d., a footman at 6d. and "one half horsekeeper " at 3d. Camp besides Bolloigne, 5 Sept. Signed.
P. 1.
ii. Not addressed:—
f. 64. (1) William earl of Essex, captain general of the King's own band of horsemen. asks wages for 22 days, from 1 to 22 July 36 Hen. VIII., at 100s. the day for himself and two footmen attendant at 6d. Signed: W. Essex.
ii. Received "the day and year above written" from Sir Ric. Southwell, vice-treasurer of the King's battle. Signed: W. Essex.
P. 1.
f 76. (2) Philip Hobby asks wages of 103 light horses " javelyns and schortte gonnys" for 22days, 1 to 22 July 36 Hen. VIII., at 9d.; also of 2 footmen at 6d. Signed: W. Essex.
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f. 127. (3) Like request of Sir Thos. Speke, one of the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber, and captain of 100 demilances, for wages of his men, his two horsekeepers and 34 horsekeepers appointed to his men. Signed: W. Essex.
P. 1.
f. 133. (4) Like request of Nicholas Throkmarton, captain of 100 light horsemen, "Northen-staves," wages from 1 to 22 July 36 Hen. VIII. for 40 men levied from the earl of Essex, 20 from Sir Hen. Knevet, 3 from Robt. Barwik and 1 from John Baker ; and wages from 19 to 22 July of 13 levied from Sir Ric. Long and 20 from Sir Wm.Willoughbye ; also of 2 footmen attendants from 1 to 22 July. Signed: W. Essex.
ii. Receipt, 23 July. Signed : Nicoles Throkemorton.
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f. 73. (5) To pay Sir William Herbert, captain of 100 demylances, "as well for this half month as during the wars here," wages for himself at 10s. the day, a petty captain at 3s., trumpet at 16d., standard bearer at 3s., " gyttourne" at 2s., 99 demylances at 9d. and 38 horsekeepers at 6d. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 108. (6) "I, John Apprichardes, captain of the hacquebutiers on horseback," ask allowance of wages of 68 men from 1 to 23 July 36 Hen. VIII., at 9d. a day. Signed: W. Essex.
P. 1.
f. 87. (7) Sir Ric. Maners, one of the esquires of the King's body, asks allowance for 100 light horsemen, 80 of them for 4 days and 20 for 18 days ended 22 July 36 Hen. VIII. "Dated the xxiiijth day of ao 1544." Not signed.
P. 1.
f. 87. (8) Sir Ric Maners asks wages for himself, petty captain and trumpet for 18 days and for 100 light horsemen "after the Northern fashion" for 15 days. Undated. Signed: W. Essex.
P. 1.
f. 46. (9) List of requests made by Mr. Morrys Barkelye, captain, for his own wages and those of Henry Palmer his petty captain, John Osbourne his standard bearer. John Clowes his "guydon" bearer, his 115 "targeters," or lighthorsemen, and two horsekeepers; the "targeters" for 23 days from 22 July to 14 Aug. and the rest for 45 days from 1 July to 14 Aug. Total 161l. 8s. 9d. Signed: W. Essex : Morris Barkeley.
P. 1.
f. 50. (10) Similar request of Stephen Braykynbery, gentleman usher and standard bearer to the King's band of Northern horsemen, for himself at 3s. a day from 1 July to 14 Aug. Signed by Essex.
Small paper, p. 1.
f. 80. (11) Similar requests of Sir Henry Knyvet, captain of 100 demilances for wages of himself, officers and men; the men from 23 July to 14 Aug., the rest from 1 July to 14 Aug. Signed by Essex and Knyvet.
Pp. 2.
f. 97. (12) Similar requests of Thomas Paston, gentleman of the Privy Chamber, captain of 111 light horsemen, for wages of himself and officers from 1 July to 14 Aug., and his men from 22 July to 14 Aug. Signed by Essex and Paston.
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f. 134. (13) Similar requests of Nic. Throgmarton, captain of 100 light horsemen, for wages of himself and officers from 1 July and men from 23 July to 14 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed by Essex.
f. 115. (14) Edward Rogers, captain of the men at arms, requires allowance of wages for 16 days, 16 to 31 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII., himself at 10s., 2 horsekeepers at 6d., Philip Chute standard bearer at 6s., his two horsekeepers at 6d., 121 men at arms at 18d., 121 footmen attendant upon them at 6d., and 60½ footmen horsekeepers at 6d. Signed: W. Essex.
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f. 114. (15) Like request for 14 days, 30 Aug. to 12 Sept. Signed : W. Essex.
P. 1.
f. 65. (16) William earl of Essex, captain general of the King's own band of horsemen, asks wages for 14 days from 16 to 9 (sic for 29) Aug., at 100s. and also wages of two horsekeepers, footmen, at 6d. Signed: W. Essex.
P. 1.
f. 109. (17) John ap Richardes, captain of the demyhakes on horseback, requires allowance of his own wages at 6s. a day for 14 days. 16 to 29 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII., 2 horsekeepers, footmen, at 6d., petty captain at 3s. and 70 men at 9d. Signed: W. Essex.
P. 1.
f. 128b. (18) List of requests by Sir Thos. Speke, gentleman of the Privy Chamber and captain of 100 demilances for 14 days wages, 14 to 29 Aug., himself at 10s., Leonard Chamberleyn, his petty captain, at 3s., George Bougham, his standard bearer, at 3s , Martin Dare, his guydon bearer, at 2s., a trumpeter at 16d., 100 men at 9d., and 36 horsekeepers at 6d. Signed: W. Essex.
Pp. 2.
f. 135. (19) Similar requests by Nic. Throgmarton, captain of 100 light horsemen, for 14 days. 16 (sic) to 29 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed: W. Essex
P. 1.
f. 110. (20) John ap Richardes, captain of the half hawkes, requires allowance of his own wages at 6s, for 14 days, 13 to 26 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII., 2 horsekeepers at 6d., petty captain at 3s., and 74 soldiers at 9d. Signed: W. Essex.
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f.111. (21) John ap Richardes asks for 45 of his retinue, being "hagbustiars on horsebake," 9d. a day for a fortnight beginning 27 Sept. instead of their conduct money into England and homewards. Signed: W. Essex.
P. 1.
f. 96. (22) Thomas Paston, captain of 100 light horsemen, " javelyns and targettes," requires wages for himself, petty captain, standard bearer, gyttern bearer, men, 2 horsekeepers for himself, 2 tent keepers, 2 carters, and 2 horsekeepers for his petty captain and standard bearer, for 14 days from 27 Sept. Signed: W. Essex.
P. 1.
V. By Lord St. John :—
i. Addressed:—
f. 76. (1) To pay Wm. Heyward, "clerk of the overseers of the King's great mares," wages of 12d. a day for himself and 6d. each for 21 keepers of the same mares, for 14 days from 15 to 29 Aug. Written 30 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 142. (2) John Verney, "charged with the oversight of the King's great mares," 21 days' wages for himself at 4s. the day and wages of a clerk and two guides (named) at 12d. and 20 carters at 6d. for 14 days ended Friday 12 Sept. Written, 15 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 137. (3) John Verney, charged with the oversight of the King's great mares, asks allowance for 5 doz. halters, at 2s. the doz.. and 200 shoes for the said mares, 56s. 8d. Signed by lord St. John.
P. 1.
VI. By Sir Ant. Wingfield.
f. 102. Warrant for payment to Edward Poynynges of wages for himself at 4s. a day, 50 foot men with pikes attendant upon the King at 8d., and 13 other footmen sent from Muttrell and now under his leading at 6d., himself and the thirteen from 10 July, the fifty from 19 July ; also conduct money for himself and the thirteen from Mutterell to Calys, 50 miles, at 4d. a mile for himself and ½d. for the men, with their coats at 4s. a coat. Signed.
P. 1. Not addressed.
VII. By Sir Anthony Browne.
f. 63. Order by Sir Ant. Browne to "Master Treasurer" to pay seven horsemen, archers of the garrison of Calais, who served "here in this his Highness' army," under Sir Ralph Ellerker, for 12 days, at its first departure from Calais to the camp. Signed.
P. 1.
VIII. Unsigned :—
f. 50. (1) To pay bearer, Thos. Brown, mariner, and also to Gilberd Tasridge, mariner, for transportation respectively of 88 and 68 pioneers from Dover to Bulleyn at 8d. each. Dated 14 Aug, 36 Hen. VIII. Not signed.
Small paper, p. 1.
f. 53. (2) Intimation that Thomas Catharn, one of the sewers of the Chamber, asks wages from 30 June to 24 Aug. at —— (blank) by the day. Not dated or signed.
Small paper, p. 1.
525. The War.
Add. MS. 5,753, f. 83. B.M. (1) Suffolk's warrant to Michael Wentworth, clerk of the King's kitchen, to pay Leighton. clerk of the Closet, 12d. a day from 30 June during the King's abode on this side the seas. Camp before Bullayne, 9 Aug. Signed.
P. 1.
Ib. f.146. (2) Request for payment to bearer of the wages of the King's household servants from 15 to 29 Aug., 14 days, viz. 2 captains at 4s. the day, 1 at 3s., 3 at 2s., 6 at 12d., and 218 at 6d. Signed: by me Mychaell Wentworth.
P. 1.
f. 130. (3) " Officers of the King's Majesty's stable."
John Parker and Alex, de Boloignia, esquires, each 2s. daily. Gilbert Cumport and Leonard Story, each 12d. Martin Ferrour 9d. And 18 keepers (named) of the King's horses, 6d. each.
P. 1.
526. The War.
Warrants to Matthew Colthurst as treasurer of the Ordnance for the Middle Ward.
I. By the Duke of Suffolk:—
Add. MS. 5,753, f. 92. B.M. (1) To pay Sir Chr. Morys, lieutenant of the Ordnance, wages for 28 days, 1 to 28 July, for himself at 10s. a day, Robt. Morgan his clerk at 2s., and 6 men at 6d. Camp of Marguyson, 14 July 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Matth. Coltehirste, treasurer of the Ordnance.
f. 23. (2) To pay such sums of money as Sir Thomas Seymour, master of the Ordnance,shall order "for wages, conduct money and coat money of all and singular officers, their servants, conductors, gunners, waggoners, pioneers, carpenters, bowyers, fletchers and all other artificers and ministers" belonging to the ordnance, and also for provision of artillery, munitions, habiliments, freights, carriages and other necessaries. Camp at Bollongne, 21 July 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
f. 27. (3) John Basset, master gunner of his camp, 5l. 12s., to make up wages of 4s. a day which the King has allowed him from 29 July to 22 Sept. for which he has only been paid at 2s. a day. Bollayn 20 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 25. (4) Sir Thomas Seymour, master of the Ordnance, wages and diets, at 26s. 8d., from 30 June last during the King's wars. The King's town of Bowllen, 25 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 56. (5) John Cokson, "chief conductor of all the wagoners and lymoners horses appointed to serve for the conveyance of the ordnance and munitions," 6s. a day for himself and 2s. for his clerk. from 1 July to 6 Oct., 98 days. Camp at Bollane, 3 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Matthew Coltysthryfte, treasurer of the Ordnance.
f. 91. (6) Edw. Messynger, wages at 2s. a day from 1 July to 31 Oct., 4s. for transport "of him and his horse" over sea, and conduct money from Dover to London. Callys. 31 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 26. (7) Barnardin de Vallowayes, at 2s. a day, and thirteen other gunners (named), at 1s., being appointed to 9 "mortar pesys appertaynynge unto my lorde Leaffetenauntys battrie," their wages from 15 July until "this present day." Undated. Signed.
P. 1. Not addressed.
II. By Sir Thomas Seymour.
f. 51. (l) To pay Thos. Butler 26s. for going from Bullen to the Tower of London twice about necessary affairs. Undated. Signed.
P. 1.
f. 140. (2) Mememorandum that "I, Charles Wolman," ask allowance for 200 days at 2s. from 8 March to 24 Sept., during which time he was lyng at Andwarpe choosing the King's powder and riding to and fro, 201.; horse hire from Graveshende to Dover and back six times 24s.; barge hire from London to Graveshende "like times," 2s.; passage from Dover to Calles six times 30s.; horse hire from Calles to Andwerpe ten times, 10l. Has received of the master of the Ordnance 11l. 10s. and of Wm. Damysell in Andwerpe 16l. 9s. 6d.; and so remains due 4l. 16s. 6d. Signed by Sir Thomas Seymour.
P. 1. Not addressed.
f. 26. (3) The King's pleasure is that Ric. Jackeson and Ric. Bakecon, appointed master gunners of the ordnance of the King's trench, shall have such wages and diets as the master gunners with my lord of Northefolke, which, "as I understand," is 4s. a day. Pray pay them accordingly, Jackeson from 26 July 36 Hen. VIII. and Bakcon from the "fyfteth" of August. Camp before Bollongne, 5 Sept. anno supradicto. Subscribed as "By Sir Thomas Seymer, knight, master of the King's Majesty's ordnance."
Small paper, p. 1. Not addressed.
f. 24. (4) Wages of the master of the Ordnance at 26s. 8d. a day from 1 July to 18 Oct., 146l. 13s. 4d. His conduct money from London to Dover and back, 120 miles, 40s. Coat money for his 20 attendants 4l. A "hale" for him 12l. Rewards given by him by command of my lord of Southfolke, lieutenant, to divers gunners at their first approach to Bollongne, 72s. Total 168l. 5s. 4d.; whereof received by John Gaynsford 112l., by John Tucchett 12l. and by the said master, at Dover, 10l., leaving due 34l. 5s. 4d.
P. 1. Not addressed.
527. Grants in October, 1544.
1. William Aleyn. Grant, in fee, for 792l. 7s. 4d., of the manor of Blackland, Wilts, and advowson of the parish church of Blackland,—Malmesbury. and the manor of Wilcott, Wilts,—Bradenstock; with all appurtenances in Blackland, Wilcott, Echilhampton and Stowell in Wilcot parish. Also a piece of void ground in Calney, Wilts, in tenure of John James alias Baker. —Laycock ; lands (specified) in tenure of Thos. Seyman, John Gryffyn, John Dangerfeld, John Wayland, Walt. Jones, Ric. Barrey, Hen. Barbour, Wm. Aleyn, Wm. Cecyll, Ric. Playar, and the wardens of the chantry of St. Mary the Virgin, in Calney, Wilts (and void ground next tenements of Robt. Blake, Robt. Thornburgh, and Thos. Monpesson there),—Stanley; and a messuage in Hedyngton, Wilts, in tenure of Thos. Hoper,—Farleygh priory. Del. Otford, 1 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Hertford, Westminster, Petre, North, Moyle, Chydley and Bradshawe). Pat. p. 6, m. 4.
2. Exemption from attending the King in the war, viz.:—
Thomas Antan, bailiff of the lordship or manor of Budbroke alias Hampton upon the Hill, Warw., and keeper of the park and woods of Scoles forest, within the honor of Pontefraict, Yorks., parcel of the duchy of Lancaster. Del. Eltham 1 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Westminster and Petre).
Thomas Antan, one of the clerks of the Court of Wards and Liveries. Del. and sig. as above Pat. p. 8, m. 13.
3. Robt. Langley; Chr. Payne, Robt. Nicolls, Roland Atkynson, John Sheffeld, John Bargayne, Alex. Hodson. Robt. Smythe, Wm. Beswyke, John Dalton, Ric. Pelter, Nic. Michell, John Hilcocke, Steph. Cocke, Wm. Chare alias Charde, John Bowghen, and John Cowper, brewers, and Thos. Armestronge, Ralph Hamersley, John Petingalle, Benet Burton, John Lutte, Hen. Maylar, Ric. Poole, Philip Bolde, John Evans. and Walter Jobson, clothworkers, and Thos. Barbar, Thos. Cuttill, John Kinge, Ric. Leversham, and Ralph Mershall, tallow chandlers, and Wm. Buxstodde, Ric. Porye, John Redman, Wm. Raynoldes, and George Baldocke, bowyers, and Hugh Churche, Ric. Hone, John Watson. Thos. Hawse, Ric. Hudson, and John Johnson, innholders, George Foyster, Wm. Stokes, John Rowe and Robt. Ederige, curriers, John Maye, Edw. Sanders, John Butler, Ant. Silver, and John Curtes, leathersellers, Robt. Crull, George Davison, Laur. Rogbent and Cuth. Bieston, girdlers, John Hethe, sen., Wm. Carlton, and John Wysedome, painter stainers, Ric. Halle and Simon Webbe, dyers, Wm. Collyns and Wostoun Wyne, carpenters, Robt. Shurlocke and John Yelde, wood mongers, Wm. Bonehame and John Raynes, stationers, Edw. Wotton, medicus, John Harryson, cutler, Wm. Temple, fletcher, Robt. Blograve, draper, John Colyns, baker, John Skynner, barber surgeon, Peter Peterson, gardener, Ric. Clement, tiler, Edw. Stewarde, sadler, and Ric. Bartlet, medicus, all of London.
Grant for 843l. 6s. 8d. of the manor of Codicote, Herts, and woods called Radling Grove (6 ac.) and Monkyswoode (14 ac.) in Codycote,—St. Albans ; the rectory of Kyrtelington alias Kirlington, Oxon, and tithes in Northbroke, in tenure of John Andrewes, — Charterhouse beside Coventry; and the advowson of the vicarage of Kyrtelington.
This grant to be void if the purchase money is repaid within a year. Del. Westm., 5 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Hertford, Petre, North, Hendlo and Caryll). Pat. p. 5, m. 16.
4. John Mershe and Chr. Edmondes, of London. Grant, in fee, for 1,014l. 17s. 6d., of the manor of Chilleswell, Berks., in tenure of Oliver Wellesborne, woods called Chylleswell Woode (16 ac.), Pynnys Grove alias Oxleys Grove (16 ac.) Pryors Woode alias Holme Woode (44 ac.)and Demynges Hurste Copp (6 ac), in the parish of Comnor alias Combnor, Berks, —Abendon; the manor and rectory in tenure of John Royston, and the advowson of the vicarage of Tyrfeld, Bucks,— St. Albans, Herts; the lordship and manor of Newyngton alias Newenton, Oxon,— Christchurch, Canterbury; rent and service and lands in Sywell parish, Ntht.,— Elnestowe, Beds.; a wood called Maynye Grove Copp (10 ac.) in New Wington alias Newenton aforesaid. —Christchurch; a messuage, &c., in Bridgestrete in All Saints parish in Evesham Wore, and several others (specified) in Colstrete and Bridgestrete there, in tenure of Thos. Kynge,—Evesham; and all appurtenances of the said manors and rectory in Chilleswell and Comnor, Berks, in Tyrfeld, Bucks, and in Newyngton alias Newenton, Brokehampton, Barwyke, Brightwell, and Megrove, Oxon. Del. Otforde, 6 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Petre, Bakere, North, Moyle, Bacon and Chydley). Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
5. Thomas Saintbarbe and James Meserer. Licence to export 200 tons of tin to Jersey or Garnesey ; and licence to John Revenell and Harvey Balaben, Bretons, to bring thither 200 tons of canvas, cresteclothe, poldavys and olrons, and deliver the same to Saintbarbe and Meserer within eleven months and, in return, convey away the said tin. Westm., 7 Oct. Pat. 36 Hen. VIII. p. 8. m. 21.
6. George Duke, of Camberwell, Surr. and John Sterre. of Shirborne, Dors. Grant, in fee, for 557l. 8s. 1d., of the messuage, &c, called le Newe Inne, in tenure of Gervaise Ayssheley, in Shirborne, Dors., and messuages, &c, in tenure of the said Gervaise, Wm. Scoper, Hen. Hanley, Rog. Woode, Wm. Maundefelde, John Nicholas, John Phelps, Thos. Growe, Ric. Stone, Walt. Battyn, John Order, Kath. and Nic. Ingelberde, Walt. Alben, John Towker, John Hillarde, Wm. Mere, John White, Wm. Burges, Thos. Elyotte, John Rooke, Geo. Swetnam, Geo. Barton, Laur. Mychell, John Stephens, John Holman, Thos. Wynnef, Laur. Howper, Wm. Weight, clk., Ric. Eliot, John Bollyn, Robt. Percy, Joan Crode, Geo. Mathewe, Thos. Mullyns, John Yong, Wm. Edwardes, Ric. Skynner, Hugh Drower, John Lye, Thos. Knoyll, Wm. Harvy, John Peres, Nic. Nele, Christina Smyth, Rog.Tewkisburye, JohnHawkyns, Wm. Sawser, John Scoper, Nic. Glover, Thos. Cardemaker, Walt. Hawkyns, Agnes Chetnoll, Thos. Fletcher, Wm. Frye, Robt. Cullyns, John Oke, Thos. Hull, Robt. Bowcher, John Warmyster, John Bysse, Ph. Kendall, John Boyes, John Butler, Eliz. Vuedall, Amisius Taylour, John Philips, John Belfounder, John Cheseman, Nic. Forshet, Wm. Morley, Edith Barbour, Hugh Mere, Peryn Jererd, John Forsey, Hen. Glide, David Shomaker, Wm. Rawlyns, Joan Morren, Wm. Knyghte, Wm. Bonnyn, and Thos. Plommer, in Casteltowne, Newlande and Shirborne, which belonged to Shirborne mon., with all possessions of that mon., in Casteltowne and Shirborne,—Shirborne; lands called Scotley Parke, Sprynges and Roughe Hey, in tenure of Robt. Ley and John Bukler, in Yatmyster parish, Dors.,—Cerne; lands called Bay Yardes and Bay Yardes Lease, in tenure of Nic.Romayne in Holbroke in Lydlynche parish, Dors.,—Shirborne; two messuages in tenure of Ric. Warren and six in tenure of John Redshawe in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldersgate, London,—Hundeslowe priory, Midd.; a messuage in tenure of Arthur Holme in the parish of St. Thomas the Apostle, London, —Rewley, Oxon; lands in tenure of Robt. Smythe and William Styrton in Sturton, Notts,—Worsoppe ; the house, &c., of the late Friars Carmelites in Maldon, Essex, with its buildings and grounds (specified); a chief messuage called le Steppes and other messuages in tenure of Roger Higham in and beside Huntes Aley in the parish of St. Nicholas in the Shambles,— Minories ; seven cottages in tenure of Edm. Hurlocke in Bramley parish, Midd, —Acon college; a messuage, &c., formerly in tenure of Wm. Johns and now or late in that of John Fyrmynger and afterwards leased to John Hilles, in the parish of St. Botolph without Algate, London,— St. Mary Grace's Del. Otford, 8 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury. Westminster. Petre, Bakere, North, Moyle, Duke and Chydley). Pat. p. 10, m. 10.
7. Staple of Bristol. Assent to the election of Nich. Thome, as mayor, and Thos. Pacy and Ric. Tonell, as constables, of the staple of wools, hides, fells and lead at the city or town of Bristoll. Westm., 9 Oct. Pat. 36 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 34.
8. Thos. Calton, of London, goldsmith, and Margaret, his wife. Grant, for 609l. 18s. 12d., of the manor of Dulwyche within the parish of Camerwell, Surr., and a mansion called le Hall Place in Dulwyche in tenure of Thos. Henley, —Barmondsey; the rectory of Wylley alias Wyllien, Herts, and the advowson of the vicarage,—Black Friars of Langley ; woods called Dulwyche Common (300 ac), Woodfarr Grove and two hedgerows in Woodfarrfeld (8 ac), Blanchedowne Grove and four hedgerows adjoining the farm or common called Hall Place (11 ac.) and Hall Place Grove with three hedgerows (4 ac), in the parish of Camerwell,—Barmondsey. To hold to the said Thomas and Margaret and the heirs of their bodies, and in default to the right heirs of the said Thomas. Del. Westm., 11 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, West-minster, Petre, Bakere, North, Moyle, Bacon and Chydley . Pat. p. 5, m. 10.
9. Walter Hendle, attorney general of the Augmentations. Grant, in fee, for 192l.10s., of the reversion of a messuage, &c., within the site of Clerkenwell priory, which the late prioress, 4 May 29 Hen. VIII., granted to Hen. Lodisman and Alice his wife, for life, at 53s. 4d. rent,—, Clerkenwell; the rectory of Eltham, Kent, with the mansion of the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage,—Keynesham, Soms. ; lands and marshes called Courtebroke and Courtelese in Stone parish in the Isle of Oxney, Kent, and all lands in Stone parish, which the King purchased from Thomas, abp. of Canterbury, except the passage called Oxney Ferye; two ac. of pasture in tenure of Thos. Rydley in Horssey Downe within the manor of Barmondsey, Surr., and a lane called Fyve Fote Lane adjoining it,—Bar- mondsey ; lands called Capell and Buckoldefelde in Petham, Kent,—Swynfeld preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem.
Also grant, in fee, for 77l. 16s. 9½d., of the manor of Hollande in Speldhurste, Kent, and a parcel of land called Gowes, woods called Hollande Woode (20 ac.) and Wolgrove Wood (26 ac.) in Speldhurste, and all appurtenances of the said manor, except Farthyng Woodde, which formerly belonged to Tonbridge priory and to Thomas Wolcey, abp. of York and Cardinal, attainted; and a parcel of le Fresshe Wharff in the parish of St. Botolph besides Byllyngsgate, London (dimensions and boundaries given) which belonged to St. Mary Graces mon. Del. Westm., 12 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Petre, North, Moyle, Bacon and Duke). Pat. p. 22, m 30.
10. Wm. Porternan, King's serjeant at law, and Alex. Popham. Grant, in fee, for 754l. 17s. 8d., of the manor of Northpetherton alias Northpederton, Soms., a wood called Barwoode (8 ac.) in Northpetherton, lands in Gotton within the parish of Westemoncketon, Soms, in tenure of Ric. Warr, Robt. Warr, Wm. Hare and Weltheana Merkes, widow, with all appurtenances in Northpetherton, Michelchurche, Bromefelde, Brympton Raiff, Wollavyngton and Mirelynch and_in Gotton in Westemoncketon parish, which belonged to Buckland priory, in as full manor as Kath. Bourgchier, last prioress, held them; and all lands in Aysshe and Thomfaucon, Soms., which belonged to Buckland priory,—Buckland; tenements, &c., in Bromefelde parish, Soms., in tenure of Ric. Raynald and John Pylman, and lands in Kyngeshyll in Spaxton parish, Soms.,—Taunton priory ; the manor, farm and grange of Claveshey in the parishes of Northepetherton and Bromefelde in tenure of the said Wm. Porteman, and woods called Claveshey Wood (10 ac.) and Holesey Wood (5 ac.) in Northpetherton,—Athelney; messuages, &c., in the parishes of Durlegh and Gotehirst, Soms., in tenure of Ric. Gyke alias Morrys and Hen. Davy, lands in Gotehirst in tenure of Nic. Halsewell, lands called Spytylmede in Dunwer within Northpetherton parish and Brydgewater in tenure of John Glovyar and lands in Dunwer in tenure of John Musterd and John Sydenham,—hospital of St. John of Brydgewater. Del. Westm., 13 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Petre, Bakere, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Moyle, Bradshawe and Caryll). Pat. p. 8, m. 23.
11. William Selbye, of Norham, Nthld., alias William Selbie, of Berwick, merchant. Pardon for the murder of Edw. Reverley alias Reveley, of Berwick. Del. Westm., 14 Oct. Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 23, m. 12.
12. Richard Tracye. Grant, in fee, for 334l. 12s. 8d., of the manor of Hasilton, Glouc., which belonged to Winchelcomb mon., with its site and lands in tenure of Edw. Draycote ; and tho reversion of lands in Dyddecote within the parish of Beckeford, Glouc., granted 10 May 18 Hen. VIII. by Tewkesbury abbey to Wm. Cartwrighte and his four sons (named) in survivorship. Del. Westm.. 14 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII,—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Petre, Bakere, North, Moyle, Bradshawe and Caryll). Pat. p. 3, m. 35.
13. William Wigston. Grant, in fee, for 342l. 11s., of the site, &c., of the late priory of Pynley, Warw., with its demesne lands, and certain closes, &c. (names and extents given) in Pynley and Shrawley, Warw., 8 loads of hay yearly off the fields of Shrawley, two pastures called Nonnehilles and Pryory Felde in tenure of Robt. Edgeworth, in Claredon, 14 qr. of barley and 13 qr. of corn yearly from the manor in tenure of Ric. Cotes in Whitchurche, two messuages and land specified in Cawdell Heryen, in tenure of John and Alice Smith, cottages, &c., in Pynley, in tenure of John Rutter, Alice Wyse, Ellen Aleyn, Thos. and Eliz. Edwardes, John Blythe, and Joan Prynce, and in Claredon in tenure of Thos. Edwardes, Joan London, and Wm. and Isabella Cokkes, rent of 4s. and service from lands of Humph. Blyke in Shrawley, a croft there in tenure of Thos. Guyes, a croft in Hatton in tenure of John Pryce, rent of 12d. and service from lands of John Wynmylles in Langley, rent of 4d. and service from lands of John Eogers there, lands there in tenure of John Eysell, and Ric. and Marg. Rogers, and a wood and land called Pynley Parke in Pynley, all in co. Warw.; also the manor of Pynley.—Pynley priory. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Petre, North, Moyle, Bacon and Duke). Pat. p. 1, m. 47.
14. Edward earl of Hertford. Grant, in fee, for 1,475l. 11½d., of the lordship and manor of Colyngborne, Wilts, and 14 woods named (298 ac.) in Colyngborne,— Hyde, Hants; a messuage, &c., in tenure of Wm. Jones, in Hampney within Marston parish, Soms., and other copyhold lands in Marston and in Waldike alias Waldewike, Westmershe and Tukmershe, within Marston parish, in tenure of Wm. Jones, Wm. Hyggons, Hen. Lesye, Wm. Howell alias Offer (including lands formerly held by Andrew Lesye,) Wm. Suddon, Andrew Butler, and Thos. Suddon, which are parcel of the manor of Frome Selwoode and belonged to Cirencestermon., Glouc, the advowson of the rectory of Marston Bygote, Soms., which belong to Cirencester mon., and all possessions of that mon. in Marston,— Cirencester; the lordship and manor of Wyssheforde, Wilts, — Maydenbradley; the advowson of the rectory of Colynborne Dukes, Wilts,—Wherewell, Hants.
Also grant, for 473l. 5s. 8d., of the reversion of the hundred of Kynwardeston, Wilts, granted by pat. 22 April 15 Hen. VIII. to Wm. Carye, and the manors of Woxcombe alias Wexcombe. Westbedwyn Burbage Savage and Orcheston, Wilts, granted by pat. 6 March 13 Hen. VIII. to Sir Edw. Darell, which hundred and manors were parcel of the lands of Edward duke of Buckingham and were granted to the said Carye and Darell and the heirs male of their bodies. And woods called le Broyle in Westbedwyn parish and Southgrove in Burbage parish with rent and service due for them from the said earl of Hertford and Thos. Sowtewell, respectively, and eight woods (named) in Bedwyn and Burbage (232 ac.) which were part of the jointure of the late Queen Jane. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (slightly injured, signed by Canterbury, West-minster, Petre, North, Moyle, Duke and Chydley). Pat. p. 2, m. 32.
15. Thos. Babyngton of Dethycke, Derb. Grant, for 345l. 7s. paid to the treasurer of Augmentations, and 41l. 14s. 6d. to the treasurer of the Chamber, of a messuage, &c., in the parish of Ryngeweld, Kent, in tenure of Wm. Sedley, with appurtenances in Ryngewold, Sutton and Ryppeyley, Kent, and the wood called Abbottes Wood (2 ac.) in Sutton. Kent,— Minories priory near London ; the manor of Wyssyngton, in Criche parish. Derb., free rents from lands of Edm. Butteler, John Radforthe and John Maryette (chaplain of the chantry) in Cryche, and cottages, &c., there in tenure of Thos. Lynney, Balph Pertyngton, Wm. Wyld, Geoff. Wylde, Nic. Brandeyren (formerly Robt. Maddre), John Pole (in Playstowe and Cryche), and John and Robt. Foxe, free rents from lands of Chr. Lee in Wyssington, the two moieties of the mansion and demesnes of Wyssington manor in tenure of Wm. Woodwarde, and lands in Wyssington in tenure of Ric. Madder, Thos. Eyer, Robt. Reynoldes, Robt. Almonde, John Madder,Wm. Shutte,Robt. Hill, Wm. Hill and Robt. Bertylmewe,— Derley abbey; the reversion of a wood called Wissyngton Heye (60 ac.) and a piece of waste land (10 ac.) therein which, by indenture of 13 Nov. 24 Hen. VIII. the abbey of Derley leased to Sir Ric. Sacheverell for 80 years,—Derley; 20 ac. of land in Southstrete parish, Kent, in tenure of Thos. Swane,—Dertford; 10 acres of land in Seynte Leonardes Strete in the parish of West Mallyng, Kent, which belonged to Wm. Crull; two virgates of land in Sandherst, co. city of Gloucester, which Ric. Avenell formerly held; a messuage and 7 ac. of land in Langforde, co. city of Gloucester, which formerly belonged to Thomas Englisshe, attainted, and is in tenure of Maurice Vaughan; a house in Canterbury which formerly belonged to John Borde, who abjured the realm; a moiety of a tenement in the parish of All Saints in Canterbury called Hackeswood tenement formerly in tenure of Wm. Byllington and now of John Welett; a purpresture in the city of Canterbury lying near the mill of the late mon. of St. Augustine's, in tenure of John Welett; the messuages, &c., in Canterbury which belonged to the Jews there and now are in tenure of John Welett; a little toft in a place called Rotherchepe in the parish of St. George there, beside the tenement in tenure of John Fox, in tenure of John Welett; all the messuages, &c. in Canterbury which formerly belonged to the Friars of the Sack in the said city and now are in tenure of John Welett; a messuage there formerly of Stephen Bukke, clk., and now in tenure of John Welett; a garden there, two shops in the parish of St. Mary de Bledon, a toft in the parish of St. Mary de Northgate and a messuage in the parish of St. Martin without the Walls, all in tenure of John Welett; and all appurtenances of the premises in the parishes of Southflette and Westmallyng, Kent, in Saundherst and Langford, in Gloucester or in Canterbury. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (injured, signed by Canterbury, West-minster, Petre, Bakere, North, Moyle, Bradshawe and Staunford). Pat. p. 5, m. 24.
16. Henry Dowes, of Launde, Leic. Grant, in fee, for 271l., of the manor and lordship of Leighams Courte, Surr.,—St. Saviour's of Barmondesey. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Petre, North, Moyle, Bradshawe and Duke). Pat. p. 10, m. 18.
17. Henry Tracey and Elizabeth his wife. Grant, in fee, for 161l. 10s., of messuages &c. in Nawnton, Glouc., in tenure of Hen. Owgan, John Tawndy, Ric. Tawndy and John Hayle,—Winchelcombe. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, West-minster, Petre, Bakere, Sir Robt. South-well, North, Bacon and Duke). Pat. p. 19, m. 30.
18. John Bysse, of Publowe, Soms. Grant, in fee, for 722l. 15s. 10d., of the lordship and manor of Peglynche and the hamlets of Shewescombe, Whyttokesmede andEkwyke, Soms., which belonged to the priory of Henton alias Charter-house Henton, and all lands of that priory in Shewescombe.Whyttockesmeade, Woodborough, and Ekwyke in the parishes of Wellow and Camerton, Soms. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Petre, Bakere, North, Moyle, Hendleand Duke). Pat. p. 23, m. 14.
19. Thos. Barlee. Livery of lands as s. and h. of George Barlee, dec. Del. Westm., 16 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by St. John, Hynde and Sewster). Pat. p. 1, m. 40.
20. Robt. Raynolde, Wm. Berde, Walt. Myllett, Percival Skerne, Nich. Woodwarde, Thos. Jennyns, Wm. Turke, Thos. Pawley, Robt. Levers John Sikilmore, Robt. Yonge, Nich. Harrys, and Thos. Turnbull, fishmongers, Thos. Sponer, Roger Taylour, Thos. Stephens, Wm. Chamber, Simon Palmer, Wm. Tilesworthe, Geo. Webbe, John Cooke, John Harry son, and John Hilles, goldsmiths, Geo. Aleyn, Thos. Midelton. Wm. Clerke, Rayneborn Bankes, Ralph Preston and Wm. Fletcher, skinners, Thos. Mason, Wm. Blanke, Robt. Raven, Matth. Dale, John Sturgeon, Edw. Bover, Nic. Rosse, Wm. Cottingham, John Beston, Thos. Holland, Hen. Austen, John Lamme, Chr. Harbotell, John Essex, Thos. Butler, John Davie, Wm. Rowley, Ric. Cade, Jas. Browne, Wm. Johnson, Thos. Blanke, Thos. Holbeke, Robt. Whelstone, Wm. Woodde, Laur. Taylour. and Hen. Holland, haberdashers, Wm. Cockes, Robt. Colwell, John Garrate, Ric. Wallys Wm. Gunne, John Holande, Robt. Cockes and Nic. Waren, salters of London.
Grant, in fee, for 726l. 13s. 4d., of the manor of Clayton in the parish of Skipsay, Yorks., lately purchased from Sir Ant. Browne; the manor, the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Ratebie, Leic., rents and services due from Thos. Skevington, John Johnson and Wm. Denhame in Ratebie, lands there in tenure of the Marquis of Dorset, John Smyth and Steph. Addecoke, the parsonage of Ratebie and lands leased with it to Steph. Adecoke, the tithe barn and tithes in Ratebie, Grobye, Bocheston, Newton, Wittington and Newton Linford, Leic., in tenure of Thos. Skevington, and rent called "le comen fine" of the tenants of Ratebie, which belonged to Nuneton mon. ; and lands called Rygsoles and Rygfeld in Cherryng parish, Kent, and Great Kinges Downe Rowght in Borefeld parish (200 ac.) in tenure of Wm. Pratt, of Lenham, which belonged to Ledes priory.
This grant to be void if the purchase money is repaid within a year. Del. Westm., 16 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signatures of commissioners lost, except those of North, Hendle, and Caryll). Pat. p. 10, m. 4.
21. George Heton, merchant tailor, and Wm. Toker, grocer, of London. Grant for 277l. 15s., of a field called Poynynges Hill (30 ac.) in the parish of St. Mary de Bromley, Midd., and several other fields and marshes (names and extents given) in Bromley parish, in tenure of Hen. Hublethorne, and a messuage. &c., in Bromley in tenure of Wm. Sare,—Christehurch, London; two messuages, &c., in Bredstreate, in the parish of All Hallows (between the tenement of lady Anne Pargetor, widow, on the north, and the inn called the Starre on the south and east, and Bredstreate on the west) in tenure of the said Wm. Toker, —St. Bartholomew's in Westsmithfield ; a shop formerly in tenure of Wm. Mymmes in Weschepe in the parish of St. Mary de Arcubus (between the tenement formerly in tenure of Robt. Burdeyn and now of the Grocers' Company on the west and that formerly called le Tannersheld and now le Cowface on the east, 9ft. 4in., Weschepe, on the south and the said tenement of the Grocers on the north, 12½ft. and situated above the cellars of the late hospital of Elsyngspyttle and beneath the said tenement of the Grocers' Company, and containing 9½ft. in height), a parcel of a shop formerly in tenure of Wm. Peverell in St. Laurence Lane in the parish of St. Mary de Arcubus and all the shop there late in tenure of Wm. Peverell (measurements of each given), which shops were lately leased to John Warener, alderman. Thos. Reymond and Boger Hall, wardens of the Grocers' Company, and belonged to Elsyngspyttle hospital; and the rectory of St. Peter in Claye, Norf., lands in Southpakenham, Norf., in tenure of John Dusgate and the advowson of the vicarage of St. Peter in Claye, —Bokenham priory. Del. Westm., 16 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (injured, signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Petre, Bakere, North, Moyle, Caryll and Bacon). Pat. p. 18, m. 31.
22. Wm. Pigham, Hen. Posyer, Rog. Pynchestre, Hen. Horne, Wm. Lyners, Hen. Chamley, George Lytlecote, George Betynson, Wm. Wyatt, Arthur Devonshyre, John Blage, Ric. Farrar, Thos. Norton, John Eglyston, Oliver Rychardson, Robt. Austen, John Thomas, Thos. Lunde, Wm. Boxe, Ralph Clarvys, Robt. Hobby, Thos. Rydley, Edw. Deane, Nic. Ryvell, Fras. Edwardes, Ant. Boston and Wm. Freman. grocers, Thos. Ayer, Robt. Fermor, John Askewe, Wm. Andysse and Alex. Avenon, iremongers, Edm. Cave, Wm. Chenall, Ant. Fabyan, JohnBranche, sen., Wm. Newman, John Nasshe, Giles Brugge, Robt. Lawrence, Ric. Askewe, Thos. Petyte, Wm. Parker, Edm. — (blank), Wm. Bukney, Robt. Chapman, Peter Honnyngbourne, John Herde, Robt. Warner, John Trott, Thos. Burdoke, John Robartes, John Quarles, Hen. Leigh, Robt. Gardener, George Rychardson and Ric. Champyon, clothiers, Wm. Hustwaytt and Hen. Clarke, pewterers, and Thos. Dale, woolman, of London.
Grant, in fee, for 770l., of the manor of Roxston, Beds, pasture called Woodfielde in tenure of Sir John Gostwyke, a messuage, &c., in tenure of John Lumbarde, a close, &c., called le Newe Felde in tenure of Thos. Chylde, the site, &c., of Roxston manor in tenure of John Chesham, the fishing within the lordship of Roxston and a wood called Boxston Wood (13 ac.), all which lie in Roxston parish and were purchased from Sir George Throckmerton; and the manor of Sandhurste, Surr., in tenure of Ric. Stafferton, which belonged to Chartsey mon.
This grant to be void if the purchase money is repaid within a year. Del. Westm., 16 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. – S.B. (much injured, signed by Hertford, West-minster, Petre, North, Hendle and Bacon). Pat. p. 19, m. 28 (dated 6 Oct.)
23. Robert Lawson late of Hilton, Dham., gentleman. Pardon for the murder (described) of Wm. Whyte of Hilton, 10 Oct. 35 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 23, m. 10.
24. Sir Robt Southwell, M.R., John Tregnnwell, one of the masters of Chancery, John Olyver, clk., and Ant. Bellasys, clk., masters of Chancery. Commission to hear and determine matters in Chancery in place of lord Chancellor Wriothesley, who is occupied in the King's affairs. Westm., 17 Oct. Pat. 36 Hen. VIII. p. 8, m. 1d. Rymer, XV. 58.
25. Richard, Roger and Robert Taverner. Grant, in fee, for 980l. 21s. (sic) 6d., of lands (specified) now or formerly in tenure of Wm. Savaye alias Savage, Rog. Thomas, Nic. Withey, Ric. Fryer, Wm. Wythye, Wm. Kente, Ric, Marg. and Humph. Fryer, Isoda Salwey, and John Frogmer, sen. (partly within the close of Robt. Hewes), in Claynes, Worc., and a parcel of land in Whytyngton, Wore, in tenure of John Staunton,—Whyston; lands in Bromefelde, Essex, in tenure of Ric. Claydon, and the wood called Bromefelde Grove (4 ac.),— Waltham Holy Cross; four messuages, &c., in Sythen Lane in the parish of St. Antholine leased to John Canons, and two in the parish of St. Benedict Finck in tenure of Ric. Clement, and one in the parish of St. Sepulchre without Newgate leased to Thos Hordewey, and three in Markelane in the parish of All Hallows Steynyng, adjoining the rectory there, leased to Wm. Hoxe. one in the parish of St. Bartholomew the Little in tenure of the widow Jenkyns, and another there late in tenure of Wm. Duxford and now of Nic. Millys,—Graces near the Tower ; a messuage, &c., in the parish of St. Andrew Undershafte leased to Wm. Newman,—Minories; two messuages, &c., in the parish of St. Michael Bassynghawe. late in tenure of Thos. Clerk and Ralph Pygotte,—Clerkenwell; a message, &c., in the parish of St. Andrew next the Wardrobe within the city of London, in tenure of Sir Edm. Bedingfelde,—Black Friars'; seven messuages, &c., in the parish of St. Sepulchre without Newgate in tenure of John Milles, Robt. Noble, John Peys, Thos. Calowe, Jerome Bradesmyth, Edm. Jerome and John Ramner,—Clerkenwell; a messuage, &c., in Seynt John's Streate, Midd., in the said parish of St. Sepulchre, in tenure of Hen. Clerk,—Charterhouse ; two messuages, etc., in the parish of St. John, on the north side of York Cathedral, in tenure of Tristram Tesshe,—Malton alias Oldemalton : all the mansions, &c. (specified) in Hullestreate within the town of Kyngeston upon Hull, in tenure of George Mathison, the wife of Robt. Maister, Ric. Wilson, Thos. Browne, the wife of Peter Hochonson, Wm. Tyngate, Thos.Wharton, Wm. Sympson, Nic. Clerson, Thos. Hudson, Adrian Berebruer. John Lyne, Tho. Williamson, Wm. Kynge, John Hewett, Ric. Wordall or Woordall, Wm. Gosling, John Belson, John Neleson, Geo. Shawe, Robt. Petitt, Alex. Whitefeld, Steph. Rawden, Chr. Watson, John Bonyson, John Feryby, Robt. Cowarde, David White, Wm. Johnson, Robt. Wilcock, Rog. Danyell, Oswald Love, John Evan, John Knevet alias Knevell, Jas. Johnson and Wm. Owrgayn, a piece of land called le Tentour Garth in tenure of Wm, Clerke alias Walker, tenements, &c., in Grymsby Lane in tenure of Wm. Clerke, John Bonyson, Jas. Johnson, Wm. Mathyson, Isabella Warner, Marg. Jackson, Thos. Clerke, Joan Proctour, John Elande, Marg. Bromes, Agnes Bowes, Eliz. Smytheley, Alice Trewe, Alice Bradford, and Matilda Pateson, beside Grymsby Stathes in tenure of Wm. Woode and Jas. Roger, in Salthouse Lane in tenure of John Skynner, goodwife Whyte, Clement Shipwryght, Agnes Coke, Wm. Kark. Robt. Maunde, Wm. Horwodd, Wm. Rypler, Wm. Galowey, Wm. Clerke, Jas. Panyerman, Alex. Seisbott, John Boyer, Wm. Gartholme, Wm. Thomson, goodwife Smythe, Wm. Robynson, and Wm. Symson, in Whitefreers Gate in tenure of Sir Wm. Knolles, Wm. Hynde, Jas. Barbour, Dixson Cobber, Elleu Tyncler, Kath., John, Ric. Robynson, Mich. Baxter, Thos. Shorpe, Wm. Hynde and Wm. Totehyll, in Chappell Lane in tenure of Thos. Botthe, Alex. Stockdall, Ric. Whatson, Robt. Wylcockes, and Eliz. Metcalfe, in Churche Lane in tenure of Cuthb. Everingham, John Alman, John Dawson, Robt. Hewton, goodwife Bramhamkyn. —. Starre, Wm. Aungle and Robt. Pratte, in Markett Gate in tenure of Robt. Knolles, Wm. Pollard, Alice Norrey, goodwife Lamley, Gilb. Porter, Robt. Broun, Wm. Pecok, Wm. Stanger and Wm. Thornthwayte, in Olde Beverley Gate in tenure of Thos. Blaunde, Thos. Hollande, Joan Wood, Wm. Bedall, Joan Blunte and Gilb. Halydaye, in Denton Lane in tenure of Wm. Hynde and Gilb. Sylvester, in Miton Gate in tenure of Robt. Smythe, in Southende in tenure of Rog. Bosshell, in Hulstreate in tenure of John Broune, in Merkett Gate leased to Thos. Blaunde, a mill in Olde Beverley Gate leased to Wm. Saddelar, a stable there leased to Geo. Bolland and a tenement in Myton Gate leased to Ralph Place, all in Kyngeston upon-Hull, which belonged to Sir Wm. Sydney. Del. Westm., 17 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (much injured, signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Petre, North, Moyle, Hendleand Staunford). Pat. p. 22, m. 33.
26. Thomas Skevyngton. To be a. gunner in the Tower of London, vice Leonard Skevyngton. Westm., 19 Oct. Pat. 36 Hen, VIII. p. 20, m, 9.
27. Sir George Throkmerton, the King's servant. Grant, in fee, for 630l. 17s. 2d., of the lordship and manor of Tonworthe, Warw., the park of Tonneworth, and lands called Lodbrokes Park (288 ac.) and le Olde Parke (126 ac.), woods called Urleswoode and Sarehurste (38 ac.), Newfallen Coppice (53 ac.) and Countesclose Coppice (43 ac.) in Tonneworthe, parcel of the lands called Warwikes Lands. Except the rent of 66s. 8d. and service due from lands of Ric. Archer in Tonneworth and the lands in the King's hands by forfeiture of the said Richard. Del. Westm., 19 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. — S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Petre, North, Moyle, Bacon and Duke). Pat. p. 10, m. 26.
28. Francis Meverell and Anne his wife, one of the four daughters and coheirs of Sir John Dunham, dec. Livery of lands of the said Sir John. Del. Westm., 20 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by St. John, Hynde and Sewster). Pat. p. 1, m. 39.
29. Charles Morley, servant of Mary the King's daughter. Lease of the town of Bodellok, co. Caernarvon, parcel of the Principality of North Wales; for 21 years. Del. Westm., 20 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Daunce, Southwell and Moyle). Pat. p. 2, m. 5.
30. Philip Meredith, Wm. Woodlyffe, John Royse, Roger Chaloner, Ric. Heton, Wm. Hardyng, Wm. Crompton, John Baker, sen., Wm. Ludyngton, Fulk Skydmore, Leonard Barker, Clement Newce, Edm. Alexander, Thos. Godman, Thos. Stacye, John Cosowers, Steph. Degoo, Rol. Dee, Wm. Maynarde, Nic. Fuller, Thos. Bonde, Chr. Campyon, Geo. Conyers, Hen. Brynkelowe, Thos. Bradley, John Tyson, Ric. Mallerie, Nic. Bacon, Wm. Chelshame, Silvester Edlyn, Ric. Wygmore, Thos. Etoon, Ant. Hikman, Thos. Gresshame, John Mersshe, jun., and Hen Crede, mercers, Wm. Garrarde, Edw. Barbour, John Slanyng, and Wm. Carkeket, scriveners, and Walt. Sawkyns, waxchandler, of London.
Grant, in fee, for 463l. 6s. 8d., of the manor of Bosyate, Ntht., and messuages and lands in Bosyate in tenure of Eliz. Everton, Edm. Everton, Alice Everton, John Hardewyke, and John Temple, a wood called Abbotes Stonywaye (18 ac.), and the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Bosyate, all which belonged to the mon. of St. James beside Northampton.
This grant to be void of the purchase money is repaid within a year.
Del. Westm., 20 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII — S.B. (slightly injured, signed by Hertford and others whose signatures are lost). Pat. p. 3, m. 39.
31. John Fox, of Barfford, Oxon, and Thos. Hall of —(blank), Worc. Grant, in fee, for 564l, 6s. of the manor of Lollesey alias Lullesley, in Suckeley parish, Worc., tithes in Lollesey in tenure of Hugh Colles, a mill called Cottes Mille alias Cutt Mylle in the suburbs of Worcester, in tenure of Ric. Harnett, and woods called Lollesey Grove (2 ac.), Monsum Hyll, Styrberye Hyll. Lytle Brache and Skarborowe Hyll (7 ac.) —Major Malverne; the manor of Suckeley and lands in Suckeley in tenure of Thos. Hall, and lands in Bugmershe alias Bykemershe, Warw., leased to Ant. and John Skynner and Thos. Baner, sen. and jun., —Minor Malverne; the rectory (in tenure of Roger and Dionysia Weston), and the advowson of the vicarage of Barfford Michelles alias Barfford Michell, Oxon, and a water mill and lands (specified) there in tenure of Roger and Dionysia Weston and their daughter Agnes,— Chacombe priory, Ntht.; the grange and farm called Le Cresses alias Cresses Graunge and a meadow called Herbertosmedowe in the parish of Lybotewood, Salop, in tenure of Thos. Acton,—Haugh- mond; a messuage, &c., within the parish of Grenborowe alias Grenburgh, Warw., in tenure of Wm. Heywood. and lands (specified) in Grenborowe, Wolscote and Willoughby in tenure of John Radburne and his sons, Wm., John and Richard,— Coventry Cathedral priory; lands in Claredon, Warw., in tenure of Roger Walford, Thos. Gybbyns and Wm. Skarlett, a toft in Claredon called Tomlyn Elmys in tenure of John Eton, and other lands there (specified) some of which are in tenure of Ric. Knight and John Collyns,—priory of St. Sepulchre in Warwick ; two messuages, &c., in Whytefelde alias Whytfeld, Ntht., in tenure of Ric. and Alice Cladon, and a water mill there in tenure of Ralph Wall, lands in Syresham, Ntht., in tenure of Wm. Swynglurste,—Bytlesden; lands (specified) in Whytefeld, Ntht, in tenure of Thos. Osborn,—St. John's of Jerusalem and the preceptory of Dyngley. Del. Westm., 20 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B.(much injured, signed by Canterbury) Westminster, Petre, Bakere, Sir Robt. Southwell, Moyle, Whorwood and Sewester). Pat. p. 22, m. 36.
32. William Motley. Warrant for livery of lands as brother and heir of John Motley, who died, 25 May 36 Hen. VIII., seised of lands in Payneswicke, Harresfelde, Sheppiscombe and Sturmyesfeld alias Sturmeys, of the yearly value of 12l. 15s. 4d. Dated 14 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Oct.—S.B. (signed by Hynde, Lee and Sewster).
33. The inhabitants of the towns, parishes and villages of Saint John's, Saint Peter's, Byrchington, Seint Nicholas at Woode alias Woodchurch and Sarr within the Isle of Thanett. Ryngewolde, Rammysgate, Deale and Walmer, Kent. Release of all sums due from them for subsidies, quinzismes and dismes granted since 25 Hen. VIII., in consideration that they are members of the ports of Sandwich and Dover, which are in ruin and decay and also that they are contributory to the navy and other charges of the Five Ports. Del. Westm., 21 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (countersigned by Chr. More). Pat. p. 22, vi. 12. In English.
34. Sir Anthony Kyngston, the King's servant. Grant, in fee, for 360l., of the house and site of the late priory or cell of Stanley. Glouc, which belonged to the mon. of St. Peter, Gloucester, and all possessions of the said priory in Stanley alias Stanley St. Leonard's, Colley, Erlingham, Slymbrige, Lorwyng, Alberton, Barkeley, Stynchecombe. Ebley,Nymmesfelde, Wollepen, Beuerston, Dursley, Uley, Oselworth, Dodyngton, Ayleberton, and Symonsale, Glouc., and in Eston Grey, Wilts. Except the rectory of Camme and Stynchecombe, all advowsons, a wood called Bukeholde in the parish of Froucettour, Glouc, in tenure of Edw. Lugge, and leaden roofs. Del. Westm., 22 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Petre, North, Moyle, and Bacon). Pat. p. 4, m. 4.
35. William Dethik. Annuity of 11l. 13s. 4d. out of the manor of Swithland and lands in Swithland and Twicros, Leic., which belonged to Wm. Kendall. dec., and are in the King's hands by the minority of George Kendall, s. and h. of the said Wm., with wardship and marriage of the heir. Del. Westm., 23 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (countersigned by St. John). Pat. p. 22, m. 13.
36. John Southcot, of Bodmyn, and John Tregonwell, of Milton, alias Middelton, Dors. Grant, in fee, for 550l. 18s. 6d., of the lordship and manor of Louk. Dors., in tenure of the said Tregonwell with the tenement and farm of Louk in his tenure, the advowson of the rectory of Wytherston and of the free chapel of Wytherston,—Abbottisbury; a messuage and land in Lynche in Kyngeston parish, Dors., and three other messuages there in tenure of Ant. Trewe, Robt. Hardyng, Robt. Gyllot and Thos. Dollyng,—Shaftes- bury; a pasture called Crothorne in the parish of Tollpudell. Dors., in tenure of Thos. Baskett,—Abbottisbury; messuages, &c., in Knaveswell, Wolgarston and Wortbe in the parish of Langton Matravers, Dors., in tenure of Hen. Cully ford,—Milton alias Middelton; lands in Yondeyoe, in Bovytracy parish, Devon, in tenure of John Southcot, and a tenement. &c., in Owlecombe in Bovytracy parish, in tenure of Thos. Underhey,— Hospital of St. John Baptist of Bridge- water; lands in Estebeneger in Stoke parish, Dors., which belonged to Mountague Priory, Soms., as parcel of the possessions of its cell of Holme, Dors., in tenure of Thos. Strowde,—Mountague; lands in Marsshe in the parish of Blockes-worth, Dors., in tenure of John Wulfreyse, and two closes called Roodehill in Mynterne parish, Dors., in tenure of John Jacobbe,—Cerne; the manor and farm of Clyff in Tynkeldon parish, Dors., in tenure of John James and his family (named),— Milton alias Middelton; two watermills and a marsh called le Northmylles in the parish of St. Martin de Warham, Dors., late in tenure of Ric Morton, of Wylbourne St. Andrews, Dors.,—Shene Priory, Surr.; a meadow in Walkehamstow Mershe in the parish of Leyton, Essex, late in tenure of John Parke,—Charter- house, London; a wood called Harmytage Coppyce (4½ ac.) in Hermytage parish, Dors.,—Cerne.
Also grant, in fee, for 332l. 12s. 4d., of the lordship and manor of Ryme Intrinseca. Dors., and the advowson of the rectory of Ryme, which belonged to William, formerly earl of Huntingdon. Del. Westm., 24 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Westminster, Petre, North, Moyle, Caryll and Duke). Pat. p. 10, m. 7.
37. John Wylliamson. Warrant for livery of lands to him as s. and h. of John Wylliamson who died 2 Feb. 35 Hen. VIII., seised of lands in Crosthait, Keswike, Cokermouth, Portinscales and Thonahuait, Cumb., worth 14l. 2s. 2d. a year. Dated 22 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Hynde, Lee and Sewster).
38. Henry Longford. Grant, in fee, for 320l. 7s. 6d., of the lordships and manors of Woodyates and Gussage Saynt Andrewe, in the parishes of Woodyate and Iwerne, Dors., the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Woodyates, and woods called Denbardes Copp. (10 ac.) and other woods (names and extents given) within the said manors,—Taraunt; a messuage, &c., in Hanley parish, Dors., in tenure of Thos. Morgan,—Milton. Del. Westm., 26 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Hertford, Petre, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Moyle, Chydley and Caryll). Pat. p. 22, m. 16.
39. Francis Jobson, receiver of the Court of Augmentations in cos. Essex, Herts and Beds. Exemption from attending the King in the war. Del. Westm., 26 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Westminster and Petre). Pat. p. 22. m. 24.
40. John Flemyng, serjeant at arms. Grant of the office of serjeant at arms with 12d. a day which Thos. Dawtrey, dec., had. Del. Westm., 26 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 24, m. 7.
41. Sir William Herbert and Chr. Savage. Grant, in fee to the said Chr., for 1,411l. 12s. 10d., of the lordship and manor of Elmeley and castle and park of Eimeley, Worc, the water mill with lands (specified) in Elmeley late in tenure of Sir Walter Walshe, the water of Aven beside Peryforde, Worc., from Cropthorne field to le Lytle Neytesende and thence to the lower end of Peryforde meadow and thence as far as Chalforde, with all "lez neytes" pertaining to the said water and free fishery in it, a parcel of land called le Nocke, beyond the Aven, and other lands (specified,) in Elmeley and Wortynge, Worc, late in tenure of the said Walter, lands (specified) in Crysso and Elme ey, in tenure of George Willoughby (including land late of John George), the site of the manor of Elmeley. otherwise called the lodge of Elmeley Park, &c., in the tenure of Edm. Raynsford, rent of 5s. from the tenants of Brighlanton Worc, for the new way leading from Lesue Gate to the river Aven, the water and fishing called Ekyngton, in the tenure of John Vampage, and the advowson of Elmeley rectory; all which premises are parcel of of Warwyke's and Spencer's lands Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Hertford, Petre, Sir Robt. Southwell, North, Moyle, Duke and Chydley). Pat. p. 21, m. 10.
42. Thomas Broke, of London, merchant tailor, and John Wyllyams. Grant, in fee to the said Thos., for 362l. 8s. 9d., of the manor of Newton, Warw., and a water mill in Holme within the parish of Clyfton upon Donnesmore, Warw., in tenure of Wm. Leigh; a tenement, &c., in Newton in tenure of Thos. Smyth and his family; the manor of Churchover alias Churche Waver, Warw., rent and service from lands in Churchover in tenure of Ric. Magill, and lands there in tenure of Wm. and Juliana Croft and Wm. Dyxwell; the manor of Wythybroke, Warw., and pastures leased with it to Chr. Wrenn; the manor of Marston Jabett and a croft there in tenure of Juliana Nethaylne; lands (specified) in Brinkelowe, Warw., in tenure of Wm. and Amicia Walters; the grange of Yarnesforde, alias Jernesford, Warw., in tenure of Chr. Warren, and all lands leased with it in Bynley parish, Warw., except the woods upon Jernesford sold by the late abbey of Combe to Roger Wygeston and Edw. Bowghton; lands, &c., called Grangeleys in Wolvey parish, Warw., in tenure of John Perkyns, lands in Napton super Montem, Warw., in tenure of Sir John Seyntlowe; the inn called le Gote in the parish of Stronde in the suburbs of London, in tenure of Ric. Yoman, and a tenement, &c., in the parish of St. Clement Danes without the bars of the New Temple, London, in tenure of Nic. and Eliz. Gravener; all which premises belonged to Combe mon., Warw. Also all lands in Kypton and Weste Reyneham, Norf., which belonged to Westacre priory, in tenure of Sir Roger Townesende; and meadow within the great meadow of Holme alias Newbyggyng in Clifton parish, Warw., abutting upon the river Avon, in tenure of Agnes and Wm. Dyxwell, which belonged to Combe mon. Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Westminster and others, whose signatures are lost, and also by St. John, Ryche, Sir Ric. Southwell, Staunford and Bacon.) Pat. p. 22, m. 27.
43. Robert and William Swyft, Grant, in fee, for 532l. 17s. 6d., of the manor of Bollome, Notts, in tenure of John Grene, a grain mill and a "walkemille" and two yards called Chapelle Yarde and Olde Yarde, &c., in Bollome, within Haiton or Hiaton parish, in tenure of Thos. Estwood, lands (specified) in Clarburgh, Notts, in tenure of Thos. Brychewoode, and in East Rettord or Est Retforde, Notts, in tenure of Alex. Swyft,—Workesope priory; two messuages &c., in Ecclessall, Yorks., formerly leased to Thos. and Ric. Henrison and now in tenure of Robt. Swyft and Thos Roodes, and another there in tenure of Robt. Geffocke, and a, grain mill called Newmille in Norton, Derb., in tenure of John Blithe,—Beawchyff; tithes of Halam and Birley in Sheffelde parish, Yorks., in tenure of John Barnysley and Robt. Foxe, and lands (specified) in Sheffelde in tenure of Humph. Starforde,—Workesope priory; lands in Barowby, Linc., in tenure of Thos. Helyatt, Ric. Hadeler, Jas. Walteney, Geo. Heliate, Thos. Haliatte, Thos. Leyke, and Thos. Burbage,—Newboo; a wood called Stodborowe Hede (40 ac.). Notts, abutting upon Carleton Wood and Carleton Common on the east and the residue of Carleton Wood on the west (viz. from the northern end of a certain lace (laqueus) towards Carleton inclosing the said wood abutting upon le comen plekes at the southern end of the highway leading across the said wood to Carleton) and upon the highway leading from Gatford to Ratforde on the south and upon a certain lace towards Carleton on the north, —Workesope priory. Del. Westm., 28 Oct., 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by West-minster, Petre, Bakere, Sir Robt. South-well, North, Moyle, Wriothesley, St. John, Ryche, Sir Ric. Southwell, Hendle and Staunford). Pat. p. 24, m. 5.
44. Thomas Longslowe, clk. Presentation to the rectory of St. James at Garlichithe, London, void by the promotion of Arthur Bulkley, LL.D., to the bpric. of Bangor. Del. Westm., 29 Oct. 36 Hen. VIIL—S.B. (Endd., "At the suit of Mr. Speake.") Pat. p. 22, m. 24.
45. Robt. Boushar, a groom of the Privy Chamber. To be keeper of the mansion or manor and park of Compton Wynnyates, Warw., and master of the hunt there, in the King's hands by the minority of Henry Compton. s. and h. of Peter Compton, dec. Del. Westm., 29 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 22, m. 24.
46. Ralph Cunstable, of Kyngeston upon Hull, and John Heron, of Kayngham in Holdernes. Yorks. Lease, for 40 mks., of a sheepcot called Northecote in Kyngham(sic) Marshe and a house called Southouse pertaining to it in Southmerske (sic) with their appurtenances within the lordship of Kayngham, and certain closes of land now in Heron's tenure there, which lordship is parcel of Buckingham's Lands; also a sheep cot called Wethercote, together with Cotegarrell in North-westmerske and the lands called Ley Croftes in Kayngham Mershe, in tenure of Sir Ralph Ellerker, within the said lordship; for forty years, at 22l. rent. Del. Westm., 30 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.— S.B. (signed by Westminster. Petre, Sir Robt. Southwell, North, Moyle, Staunford and Duke). Pat p. 23, m. 11.
47. Henry Lockwood, S.T.P. Grant of the canonry and prebend in Thorneton college. Linc., void by the death of —— Balye. Del. Westm., 31 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 22, m. 11.
48. Licences to alienate lands (fn. n24) :—
John Broxolme to Wm. Beede. Manor of Norton, co. city of Gloucester, and lands (specified, including St. John's Chapel) there, which belonged to St Oswald's mon. beside Gloucester. (1st) P. 2, m. 31.
John Osboldeston, s. and h. of Ric. Osboldeston, and Susanna his wife, to Sir John Gascoyngne. Manor of Escotes alias Estotes, Beds. (3rd). P. 20, m. 3.
Sir Thomas Fope and Elizabeth his wife to John Hasellwoode. Manor of Thorpe Underwoode alias Throp Underwood alias Thrope Billett alias Thorpe Billett, Ntht., which belonged to Wroxton mon., Oxon, and was granted to the said Thos. by pat. 1 Oct. 29 Hen. VIII. (14th.) P. 25, m. 20.
Ric. Buckland and Robt. Horner to Roger Clavell. Fulling mill and lands in Pudell alias Assepudell Dors., in tenure of Agnes Buckes, widow, and five others (named),—Milton; also a messuage. &c., in tenure of Wm. and John Bysshopp in Clengerwell in Buckland parish, Dors., parcel of the manor of Knoll, Dors., and a wood (6 ac.) in Clengerwell in tenure of John Bysshop,—Milton; also the lordship and manor and farm of Wynforde Egle, Dors.,—Cerne. (15th.) P. 20, m. 6.
Edward earl of Hertford to Nic. Bonham. Lordship and manor of Wyssheforde, Wilts, which belonged to Maydenbradley mon.; and all lands of that mon. in Wyssheford. (16th.) P. 2, m. 30.
Hen. Audeley and John Cordall to Wm. Jenman. Mansion, &c., called Saffrays in Estmerdon and Northmerdon, Suss., in tenure of Thos. Jenman, which belonged to Boxgrave priory. (16th.) P. 25, m. 21.
Edward earl of Hertford to John Thynne. Messuage, &c., in tenure of Wm. Jones in Hampney within the parish of Marston, Soms., and lands (specified and tenants named) there, parcel of the manor of Frome Selwoode, Soms., which belonged to Cirencester mon.; also the advowson of the rectory of Marston Bygote and all other possessions of Cirencester in Marston. (16th.) P. 2, m. 30.
Chr. Savage to Thos. Boner. Moiety of the manor or farm of Campden, and lands in Burynton and Wessuntun in Campden parish,Glouc., in Savage's tenure, and other lands there in tenure of Thos. Boner. Wm. Brodwey, John Wheler and Ric. Hasyllwall, and the advowson of the two chantries in Campden called le Saynt Kateryns, also the moiety of a close there called Tyrwyn, in tenure of Thos. Smyth. (16th.) P. 19, m. 23.
Henry Audeley and John Cordall to John Soone, jun., of Upmerdon. Manor of Upmerdon, Suss, with appurtenances in Upmerdon, Borne, Hertyng, Northwood and Westmerdon, Suss., a wood called Northcoppe (3 ac.) in —— (blank) parish, Suss., and a wood called Southfrythcoppe (2 ac),—St. John's of Jerusalem. (16th.) P. 20, m. 6.
John Soone, of Upmerdon, Suss., to John Wattys. Land in Westmerdon in the parish of Upmerdon, in tenure of the said Wattys,—St. John's of Jerusalem. (17th.) P. 20, m. 2.
Edw. and Wm. Humfrey to Thos. Thorley, clk. Messuage and lands in Berton Segrave, Ntht., including a pension of 40s. out of the rectory there and the advowson of the vicarage. (18th.) P. 20, m. 5.
James Leveson to Sir Roland Hill and Wm. Charleton. (1) Manor or messuage of Lecombrey, Salop, and all his lands in Lecombrey, Waypensall and Parva Dawley and (2) a messuage called Shirley Graunge in the parish of High Arcell, in tenure of David Jenkys, and a wood called Ketley Wood, and all mines of coal and stone ("free ground stones," millstones and "free iron stones") within the premises. To be granted within one month (1) to Ric. Leveson. s. and h. apparent of the said James, and Mary his wife and the heirs of their bodies, and in default to James Leveson and the heirs male of his body, and in default to the right heirs of the said Richard, and (2) to the said James Leveson for life, with remainder to the said Richard and Mary as above. (20th.) P. 5. m. 9.
George Chaldecote to Ric. Warmecombe. Manor of Coughton, alias Coketon, and Walforde, Heref., and lands in Coughton called Gonnesthing in tenure of Walter and Alice Farmer and Thomas their son, a messuage, &c., in Walforde called Jamynez Landes in tenure of Morgan Fauconer, and other lands (specified and tenants named; in Coughton and Walforde,—Wormesley mon. (20th.) P. 25, m. 17.
Walter Fare alias Gillyngham, and Fredyswide his wife, to Thos. Cawston. Lands in Tyllyngham Dauncey alias Tyldyngham Graunge and Seynt Lawrence, Essex. Westm., (20th.) P.25,m. 23.
Geo. Rolle and Geo. Haydon to Robt. Reve, of Blandford, Dors., merchant, and Joan his wife. Lands in tenure of Jas. Dewe in Shapwike, Dors.,— Shene priory, Surr. (21st.) P. 2, m. 31.
Gabriel Caldeham, freemason of London, to Wm. Reve. Manor or farm called Seynt Helenes Ferme, in the parish of Estbrameling, Kent, which belonged to St. Helen's priory, London, and was granted to him by pat. 14 July 35 Hen. VIII. (21st.) P. 5, m. 8.
Sir George Broke lord Cobham and Anne his wife to Thos. Crawley. Manor of Cressall alias Cristeshall with lands (extent given) there and in Wenden Lowtys, Elmedon and Heydon, Essex. (21st.) P. 5, m. 36.
Ric, Rog. and Robt. Taverner to Wm. Garrard and Margaret his wife. Lands called Pryours in Bromefeld parish, Essex, in tenure of Ric. Cleydon, and a wood called Bromefelde Grove, Waltham Holy Cross mon. (21st.) P. 25, m. 23.
Ric. Pymonde to Thos. Crofte. Lands in tenure of Thos Crofte in Caton, Claughton and Gressyngham in Londesdale, Lane.,— Cokersande mon. (22nd.) P. 20, m. 7.
Nic. Bristowe, of London, to Chr. Barker, alias Garter principal king of arms, and Ellen his wife. Messuage, &c., in Ive Lane in St. Faith's parish, London, in tenure of Robt. Johnson. (23rd.) P. 5, m. 8.
John Adee, of Eston Grey. Wilts, to Hugh Westwood, Ric. Tyndall, and John Hogges, to the use of the said John Adee for life, with remainder to Nich. Adee, one of his sons, and Alice Bery, daughter of Wm. Bery and kinswoman of Wm. Smyght, of Nymmesfeld, Glouc, after their marriage, and the heirs of the body of the said Nicholas, with remainder, in default, to the right heirs of the said John Adee. Chief messuage of Eston Grey and site of the manor of Eston Grey, with certain closes (names and extents given) and messuages, &c. (tenants named) in Eston Grey. (——.23 Oct.) P. 15, m. 25.
Ric. Pymond to Ric Byrkehede. Messuage. &c., in tenure of the said Ric. Byrkehede, of Halyfax, and Eliz. his wife, in Crofton, Yorks,—St. Oswald's mon. (23rd.) P. 20, m. 1.
Sir Robt. Tyrwhytt, jun., and Thos. Kyddall to Wm. Smyth of Welbourn, Linc, and Katharine his wife. Lordship or manor of Westwilloughby, and a messuage, &c., in tenure of Thos. Pell in Westwilloughby and Ankester, Linc., which belonged to John lord Hussey, attainted. (23rd.) P. 25, m. 23.
Edw. Millett, of Westminster, the King's servant, to Thos. Carter. House and site, &c., of the late Black Friars of Arundell, Suss. (24th.) P. 20, m. 1.
John Southcote and John Tregonwell to John James, sen. Manor and farm of Clyff in Tynkeldon parish. Dors.,—mon. of Mylton alias Middelton. (25th.) P.20, m. l.
The same to Sir Thomas Arundell and Hen. Saunders. Lordship and manor of Ryme Intrinseca, Dors., and advowson of the parish church of Ryme, parcel of of the lands of William formerly earl of Huntingdon. (25th.) P. 20, m. 10.
Edm. Harman to Thos. Predon. Lands in Collesbourn, Glouc., formerly in tenure of John Mesy and now of Thos. Predon —Brnern mon. (26th.) P. 17, m. 34.
Roger Clavell to Thos. Sydenham. Lordship and manor and farm of Wynford Egle in the parish of Wynford Egle, Dors. (28th.) P. 20, m. 10.
Ric. Pymonde to Edw. Gey. Messuage, &c., in tenure of Gilb. Wrathe, in Crofton, Yorks, and other lands specified (and tenants named) there,—St. Oswald's mon. (——blank Oct.). P. 20. m. 7.


  • n1. September, of course, is meant. See No. 326.
  • n2. Oct. 22.
  • n3. Oct. 23.
  • n4. Oct. 31.
  • n5. The Struse of Danzic?
  • n6. The Clement of Danzic?
  • n7. Added later.
  • n8. Cancelled.
  • n9. In margin the letter "B" opposite these.
  • n10. Only the first three are signatures. The rest are in the same hand as the document.
  • n11. This appears from the expression "Robert Kere, my son." There is also "my sister in Lynton bank, dwelling in the Water of Aylle."
  • n12. Oct. 28th.
  • n13. The 24 Sept. 1544 was a Wednesday.
  • n14. Cancelled.
  • n15. See Part I. No. 626(2).
  • n16. No. 106(2).
  • n17. No. 484(3).
  • n18. See No. 234.
  • n19. These passages in capitals are additions in the King's own hand in the draft (§ 2).
  • n20. L' Aubespine.
  • n21. No. 484(3).
  • n22. Oct. 28.
  • n23. Oct. 30.
  • n24. All are dated at Westm. In this abstract the day of the month appears in parentheses before the reference to part and membrane of the Patent Roll of 36 Hen. VIII.