Henry VIII: December 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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Report 80352

26 Dec. 777. The Privy Council to Sir John Baker.
R.O. The King's pleasure is that you deliver to bearer, Mr. Wynter, paymaster of the sea matters, immediately, 1,000l. st. Grenewich, 26 Dec. 1544. Signed by Wriothesley, Sufiolk, Russell, Lisle, Winchester, Westminster, St. John, Gage and Browne.
P. 1. Add.: "To our very loving frende, Sr John Bakere, knight, vicetreasurer of England. In his absence, to the tellers of the receipt of th'Exchequyer. In haste, haste, haste."
26 Dec. 778. The Privy Council to Cranmer.
Hist. MSS.
Report x.
App. vi. 82.
The King has been credibly advertised that the French king is preparing sundry great armies wherewith to molest his Majesty and his subjects in sundry places. His Highness is, therefore, enforced to prepare like force by land and sea, the charges whereof are so importable that it is more than requisite that he should be speedily "answered of such sums of money as be due to him." Although the tenth and subsidy of the clergy now due to him at Christmas is not yet so soon payable, he doubts not that the clergy will be content to "prevent" the day of their payment. He therefore desires that the money should be paid to the Abp.'s ministers before the 15th of January, and by them to the Court of the Tenths and First Fruits before the end of the month. Greenwich, 26 Dec. 1544.
26 Dec. 779. Shrewsbury and Others to the Council.
Add. MS.
32,656, f. 104.
ii., No. 389.
Enclose letters from the Wardens of the East, West and Middle Marches. Darneton, 26 Dec. 1544. Signed by Shrewsbury, Tunstall and Sadler.
P.S.—Next pay day for the garrisons begins on the 31st inst., and here remains no money at all.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
26 Dec. 780. Mary of Hungary to the Emperor's Ambassadors in England.
R.O. By the annexed copy (fn. n1) you will see the exploit lately made in Arthois by certain compaignons de guerre. As the matter is important and of dangerous consequence, I have communicated it to the King of England's ambassador resident with the Emperor, who has undertaken to send the summary to his King "a ce qu'il y soit pourveu." You must insist, moderately, that this is done; and that the hostages may be released and sent back free, as reason is, and order given for the prevention of the like in future. Gand, 26 Dec. 1544. Signed: Marie. Countersigned: Despleghem.
French, p. 1. Add. Seal flattened.
26 Dec. 781. Vaughan to Paget.
R.O. Returns two letters from Chr. Mount answering Paget's sent to him in Almayn. Can here get letters conveyed by express messengers to his own hands. Cannot learn the debts due to the merchants at the Cold Mart; for merchants of the Staple are not come yet, and the other merchants are debtors themselves; and, besides, the King is bound to pay on 10 Feb., and the merchants will scantly be paid in March. If the King will have Jasper Dowche go into England, word must be sent with speed whether he shall have the licence. The diaper laden in John Mattise's ship, which waits for an easterly wind, I have written to my brother-in-law, Thomas Lodge, to receive. On the 22nd inst. received from Mr. Wotton a letter of Paget's, brought to Gawnt by Francis, to know what wages the captains of Spain and Italy ask. As to lead, has by one Donne largely signified to the Council what is here offered for it. A new device has just come into his head to signify "within 4 days largely the merchants' debts." Encloses a book of a captain of Italy's making, of wages for 200 arquebusiers on horseback. He will needs go into England. His name is Angelo Mariano. Of our merchants that are great occupiers here are Rowland Hill, one Chester a Stapler, and many others which will best be known at London. A Spanish captain named Ant. de Mora, who, as Vaughan wrote, served the King at Montrell, covets so much to serve again that he will needs go into England to bargain for 400 or 500 Spaniards. "If the King's Highness be minded to have wars, both th' Italiens and Spanyerdes be exceeding meet to serve, seeing our own folks are of none experience." If ye take them not now ye shall not have them when ye would. Already 500 or 600 Spaniards are gone to serve the French king, who makes great preparation. Andwerp, 26 Dec. 1544.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
27 Dec. 782. Cranmer to Peter Hayman and Thos. Hales.
Hist. MSS.
Report x.
App. vi. 82.
Encloses copy of a letter received from the Council this day concerning the tenth and subsidy money due by the clergy of his diocese, and desires them to proceed speedily in the matter. Lambeth, 27 Dec. 1544.
27 Dec. 783. Wotton to Henry VIII.
R.O. On Saturday night, the [20th] inst., I received letters from my lords [of your Ma]jest[y's] most [honorable Coun]sell, of the 17th; and, [supposing] that the Emperor was [well am]ended, because all his Council had that day been with him, I sent to Court for access. The answer was that he was not yet well at ease, and required me to defer it a day or two; but, on the morrow, the 22nd inst., the usher of the Council came to show me that the Emperor thought that, in case my matter required haste, I might declare it to Mons. Darras. I replied that it required haste indeed, but, being commanded to declare it to the Emperor, I would very fain have access to him. Within an hour and a half the usher returned with word that the Emperor desired me to have him excused and willed me to declare the matter to Mons. Darras. Went therefore the same day to Darras, who, in his father's absence, supplies his room, and is well liked, but does little without the assistance of President Score. I found him alone. In reply to my declarations, he regretted the Emperor's illness and promised to report the matter, so that an answer might be obtained (passage mutilated); but, of himself, he would remind me of the deliberation in the Diets of Germany for war offensive in Hungarye this year against the Turk, and that experienced captains ever said that such war would little avail unless the Emperor invaded with a great navy by sea, and, in case any such navy must be made, or Barbarousa this summer invade Christendom, the Emperor would need all his galleys; and as for the ships going for salt, the peace with the French king was so recent that it could not be thought that he would break it. I replied that I heard of no likelihood that the Emperor would this summer need any great navy, and the number you require is not great ("and th'Emperor having need of any, might easily find the means to recover other, the which y[our] Majesty could not do [but] by him") and, having such need of them, you trusted that he would not refuse; and as for the other matter, it was no new thing for the Frenchmen not to keep promise long. Arras answered that he would report the matter faithfully; and, after Wotton had asked him not to be a referendary only, but a councillor bearing good affection to the amity, they parted gently. In this communication, because he spoke of the Emperor's disease, I told him you had lately been troubled a day or two with fever, but were recovered. I expected an answer upon Christmas Eve, and, seeing it came not, I sent on Christmas Day, after dinner, to remind him of it; "who sent me word that, forbecause of the great solemnity of that feast, the President and he had deferred to come to me, but the morrow after (if it were possible) they would not fail to bring me an answer." And so, on St. Stephen's Day, they came; and Arras declared that he had related the matter to the Emperor, whose answer was to the same effect as Arras had said to me at the first. "Adding this unto [yt] that th'Emp[eror] . . . . . . . . . . . . at Algeres . . . . . [the] Turke . . . . . . . . . . . . .galeys an . . . . .his . . . . . . . . therefor th' [Emperor] . . . . ere n . . . . . . . . . . . .yn verye deede h . . . . . he wold saye . . . . . . . . . . . . to have theym) the [nne] to parte with enye of thise that he had all redye," and therefore, although he would gladly do you pleasure, he might not spare any galleys; and as to the ships that should go for salt, if the Emperor should "let" his subjects to seek their commodities they would lose the chief fruit of the peace with France, which is the intercourse. Finally Arras said that complaints were daily made that the Emperor's subjects were wronged by your men of war; and delivered me the enclosed bills. I said I neither heard nor saw any likelihood of any great war this year between the Emperor and the Turk, and if the Emperor should invade both by land and sea the charges would be very great; also that if Barbarousa looked for no help from France he would make no enterprise upon Christendom, and, even if he did, the Emperor had, since he lost part of his galleys at Algeres, made so many new that he might well spare you a few at your great need; and considering the strait amity between you, your Highness might well make the request and trusted that the Emperor would not say you nay (? the conclusion slightly mutilated). Arras said that the Emperor learnt, from Constantinople, that the Turk made great preparations for war both by sea and land, and yet "he would not affirm that the Emperor would make an army by sea to invade the Turk": the Emperor must be prepared to resist Barbarousa even in Barbary, and although he had built galleys he had not so many as when he went to Algeeres, nor knew where to get more; and Arras began to rehearse what galleys the Rhodiens have and what the Bishop of Rome. "But what say you by the Veniciens, quod I? Marye, quod he, peradventure th'Emperor might make shift for the caskes of the galleys (for so he calleth the galleys only without slaves or any other equipage) if he needed not many; but when he hath them he is never a whit the nearer, for he can make no shift to have the rest. And Veniciens, said Darras, use to hire men to row in their galleys who shall never [do] any good service being not long used to it, no, nor slaves neither, but such as be of long continuance, and such [be]n not to be gotten; and therefore absolutement (quod Darras) th'Emperor cannot spare the King your master any galleys at this time." When they persisted in that answer, [I said that] "as for the shippes [prepa]ryd unto . . . . . . . [if the French] king arrested they[r shi]ppes and served himselfe with theym, yet, peradventure, he s[houl]d not therby breake enye peace betwixte th'Empereur and him; and though he didde, so he had a good occasion to do it, he wolde litle sticke at it, nor he used not to regarde how late the peace wer made, for yf he had he wolde not so soone have begonne warre agayne after the meeting at Aigues Mortes"; and instead of losing by their tarrying they were more likely (I said) to lose by being arrested there. Darras said that by arresting ships the peace would be broken; and both he and Score were sure it would not be done. And when I said that, by the treaty between you and the Emperor, all intercourse of the Emperor's subjects with the French should cease during wars between you and France, Darras said that was the thing in debate when my lords of Hertford and Winchester were here, which was in suspense and need not now be disputed upon. Score maintained that if they forbade intercourse it would be no peace, only a suspension of war. Pointed out again the dangers like to ensue (passage mutilated) and that the Frenchmen were too wise to bring any of their ships hither. "Marye, quod Score, they dare not for you. That is indeed, quod I, the colour of th'excuse they use; but thereby they will bring your men into danger and keep themselves out of it." Finally, perceiving them no whit minded to stay their traffic with France, I told them that the matter was important, and if the Frenchmen kept their ships it would be "to the great blame of such wise councillors as they were to say non putaram, the which word (as wise men write) no wise man should say." As for the doleances, they not only delivered a bill of them, but declared them "odiously and earnestly," adding that unless you redressed them the Emperor would be driven to take some way for their reformation. I said I did not believe them, and thought faith should not be given to such light complaints, and that if any man were grieved he might have indifferent justice from your Council; but I would advertise your Highness of it. I delivered to Mons. de Buren the letter from your Council. His answer was that from the countries whereof he is governor "few or none sail westward, but all eastward; and nevertheles [s i] f he might [hear of any that inten]ded to sayle into France . . . . e th' [Emperor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . otherwyse he sayd [he mu]st do . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . best he cowde to st[ay th]eym. [Since which time he has] ben withe me agayne, [sayi]nge that [he hath spoken of it with] th'Emperor, who answ[ered hi]m that he had and . . . . . . . . . . : . all redye, and ha[d sho]wid the bishop of Arras his mynde yn it, who shuld gyve me an answer therupon; and streight shewid Monsr. de Buren further that your Highnes menne take[th] shippes of his subjectes and do theym greate wronges; and [sayd] it sumwhat hastelye and as discontentid with it." Mons. de Buren imputed this to his sickness (and indeed I have heard that very few can now please him), but, from the fashion Darras used in declaring it, it is earnestly taken. Buren uses ever good words, saying that Frenchmen here say he has an English heart, and desiring to be commended to your Majesty.
The Italian ambassadors here show me that the Bishop of Rome finds 6,000 Italian footmen for the French king to make war against you, their captain being Alexander de Vitelli, and also (the ambassador of Savoy says) lends the French king money to the same intent. The Emperor intended to depart yesterday for Andwerpe, but upon Christmas Day he took cold, at matins, and the gout returned so sore in his knees and hands that it is not known when he can depart.
. . . . . . . . . . gone this daye to Bruxelles entending . . . . . . . . . . .is noysid) by Wednesdaye next . . . . . . . . . . . .farre as I can perceyve is to heere . . . . . . . . . . .[B]rabant who wer [comma]nded to comme [hi]ther, but they have ex[cused] theym selfes, sayeng that by their privileges they maye not [be] callid owte of theyr cowntry." Gand, 27 Dec. 1544. Signed.
Pp. 9. Mutilated. Add.
27 Dec. 784. Wotton to Paget.
St. P., x. 236.
The success he has had in both his suits to the Emperor appears by his letters to the King; but Arras and Score seem to reckon that the French king will do nothing against the treaty, and they look for no war against France. Also, by certain communication with Mons. de Buren, it seems that the Emperor "taketh a little pepper in the nose for that certain ships of his subjects be taken by our men"; whereof his ambassadors will sue for redress. The Count of Roussy has paid the Viceroy, for his ransom, 11,000 cr. and gone home. Of his brother, the Count of Brienne, the Viceroy asks 30,000 cr.; who answers that, the French king having confiscated all his goods in France, he will sell what he has here and pay a reasonable ransom. The Viceroy has been no loser, for, besides this and what the French king gave him, the Emperor has given him 10,000 ducats yearly in Sicily. The Diet at Worms only began on the 15th inst. Ambassadors from Milan have arrived at Wormes to require the Emperor not to give Milan to the duke of Orleans. Guasto is fallen sore sick of the gout. Besides the 6,000 Italians which the Bishop of Rome will furnish, the French king has sent the Count of Sanct Secondo into Italy for more. Gand, 27 Dec. 1544.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
27 Dec. 785. Carne to the Council.
R.O. In pursuance of their letter of the 12th inst. (received, by Francis, the post, on the 20th) spoke, within two days after, to the Lady Regent for delivery into the King's hands of the French ship Frances of Depe, which would have been taken by a ship of war if two Dunkirk ships of war had not protected and brought her into Dunkirk port. She said that he should bring his petition in writing. Answered that the captain of the King's ship that chased the said French ship gave the Council here a request, whereupon commission was directed to Dunkirk and the matter examined, whereby it appeared that she was the King's just prize; he had no commission to begin a new process. She then said that she remembers the sending of a commission to examine the matter and that a commission is sent to the Admiral to end it; she could do no wrong, and, further, that she would speak with the Emperor and make answer through the President; and she added that their subjects complain of very ill handling upon the sea by Englishmen, wherein both she and the Emperor had written to his ambassador. Told her that he heard nothing of it, but, if it were so, an information to the King's Council would procure redress. After tarrying two days, sent to the President for the answer, who sent word that the Lady Regent's pleasure was that he should have the request in writing. Thereupon, to save delay, delivered him a brief remembrance (copy herewith). Thought by the Lady Regent's gesture "that she had no great devotion to hear of that matter."
The Emperor has been sick of the gout ever since coming hither. He intends going towards Germany through Andwarp as soon as he has recovered. "The Viceroy of Cicilia had, in reward, of the French king, now at his passing through France towards Italie, xvj. thousand crowns." Some say that the duke of Clevoys comes to the Emperor's Court shortly. The commissioners of the Emperor and French king are departed from Cambray. Some say that their treaty was to define the confines between the territories of France and the Emperor, some that it was for confiscations made during the wars and some that it was "to conclude perfectly the articles of the peace made." Here they say that the French would come to no point, either concerning the confiscations or the confines. The Emperor prepares in Spain a great army of Spaniards to be sent towards Argier this next year, although he himself returns hither for the summer.
On the 23rd inst. Madame du Eggemounde came to Carne's lodging to show him that whereas the King had conquered Bologne where she has certain lands, as the lordship of Fynes, &c., she begs the King to be good to her, saying that she has a son who will always be ready to serve him next to the Emperor; and that she holds a great deal of land in France which would be confiscated if, during the enmity between the two Kings, she were to displease the French king, which has been partly the cause that she came not to Carne sooner. Begs them to advertise the King of this. This morning the Lady Regent sent, by a secretary, her answer touching the ship; which is written before the copy, herewith, of the remembrance given to the President. She departs to Bruxelles today, leaving the Emperor here sick. Gaund, 27 Dec. Signed.
Pp. 5. Add. Endd.
R.O. 2. Carne's remembrance to the Lady Regent for delivery of the Franchoise of Dieppe.
ii. The answer (written in the margin), viz.:— "[La] Royne apres avoir fait veoir en conseil l'informacion tenue sur la prinse de la [navi]re Franchoise de Dieppe . . sur la poursuite (?) faicte par l'ambassadeur du Roy (?) d'Angleterre . . . . . . demonstration (?) . . . quen pretendait droit, ordonne au vice-admiral [de] Flandres de faire appeller [tous] ceulx qui pretendent droit [a l]adite prinse et faire bonne [et] briefve justice. Et escripvra volentiers autreffoiz audit viceadmiral de y faire [tou]t bon office comme en raison et verite trouvera convenir. Fait [a] Gand, le xxvje jour de Decembre 1544."
French, p. 1. Injured by damp. Endd.
27 Dec. 786. Carne to Paget.
R.O. Paget wrote in his letter of the 12th inst. that Carne should communicate such occurrents as came to him thence to Mr. Wotton, but he received no letter comprising occurrents; nor did Mr. Wotton, as he says, but only the Lords' letter and Paget's. Concerning the Françoys of Depe, has the answer even now whereby, as Paget will perceive, the matter is remitted to the Vice-admiral, at Dunkyrke. The Lady Regent departs towards Bruxelles as soon as she has broken her fast. Writes all credible occurrents to the Council, save that, within these two days, have arrived ambassadors from the city of Coloyn, concerning their business with their bishop. Gaunt, 27 Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1544.
27 Dec. 787. Vaughan to Paget.
R.O. The bearer, Angelo Marian, an Italian, is he who (as Vaughan has divers times signified) offered to serve the King with 300 or 400 light horses or else footmen, or (if the King will have neither) in his own person. Is told by honest men that he is honest and experienced. "He hath been 'incommendyd' to me at th'instant suit of a very substantial merchant named John Carolo, an Italien, who had lodged in his house the bishop of Rome's nuncio" (as I have signified both to the Council and you) and gave credence here for the house of Vivald for 50,000 cr. Andwerp, 27 Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1544.
28 Dec. 788. Convocation of Canterbury.
iii. 869.
Note, that the provincial synod of Canterbury, after various prorogations, on Monday, 31 March, received the King's writ to dissolve Convocation. On 9 Dec. following two writs for summoning the provincial synod were issued, the first for the assembly of the prelates and clergy 31 Jan. next in St. Paul's Church, London, the other naming no date, but only that it should be with all convenient speed at St. Paul's or elsewhere. On 22 Dec. the King's writ prorogued Convocation to 16 Oct. following, 1545, which writ the Abp. published on 28 Dec. by mandate directed to the bp. of London.
Lat. From Cranmer's register.
28 Dec. 789. Shrewsbury and Others to the Council.
Add. MS.
32,656, f. 106.
B. M.
ii., No. 390.
Enclose letters from the Warden of the West Marches and others, with one from Robert Maxwell to the laird of Tulybarn, and his answer, and intelligences out of Scotland. Darneton, 28 Dec. 1544. Signed by Shrewsbury, Tunstall and Sadler.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
29 Dec. 790. Shrewsbury and Others to the Council.
Add. MS.
32.656, f. 108.
ii., No. 391.
When the laird of Brunstone passed into Scotland, he desired a cipher wherein to write occurrents, and we made him one; but he has not much troubled us with deciphering his letters. Now he has sent a Scottishman to Sir Ralph Sadleyr with the enclosed schedule of advertisements, and credence to the effect that he will shortly send a servant to the King, to declare all the affairs of Scotland. The messenger says that when he came from Edinburgh, 8 days past, 19 sail were ready in the Firth to pass into France. In this fleet goes the French ambassador, who, as Brunstone writes, is now despatched, and perhaps Sir John Campbell of Lundy. John à Barton is admiral of the fleet; of which the Mary Willoughby, Lyon and one or two others which he cannot name, are men-of-war and the rest merchants, double manned and well equipped. They only tarried for wind. Darneton, 29 Dec. Signal by Shrewsbury, Tunstall and Sadler.
P. 1. Add. End.: 1544.
Ib. f. 109. 2. [Schedule above referred to.]
My lord of Anguse is made lieutenant, with 1,000 horsemen; and the rest of the country ready to assist him. Kirkmen pay 12,000 cr. and temporal men as much. We have such hope in the help of France that we will seek no peace with England. The French ambassador is despatched to bring men and money, which he promises in April. The priests will not agree to ask any treaty with England, but say that the King has spent so much in France that he cannot send an army here, both for lack of victuals and money. If the French come first, we will nothing but extremity, but if the English army come first, they may have their intent if not over unreasonable. "As to all our lords that wes in Ingland, I find sic honestie with tham that ther is no men readier to debate the war as thai ar; sa, yf the king of Ingland will nocht be contentitt with the peace that wes takin, I pray you send me word. Geif Donnald of the Ilis keipis his zuill at Ennernes, I sall vrite schortly to you at mair lentht and to the King's Majesty." (fn. n2)
P. 1. Apparently a decipher, mutilated at the top, with probably a paragraph lost.
30 Dec. 791. Shrewsbury and Others to Henry VIII.
Add. MS.
32,656 f. 111.
ii., No. 392.
Enclose letters from the Warden of the Middle Marches with a book of the resolution of the Scottishmen in Henry's service touching the laying of Englishmen among them; also other letters since arrived from the said Warden with one to him from the lairds of Cesforde, Farnyherst, Grenheide, Hundelee, Bonjedwoorth and Lynton, by which it appears that the Scots stir eftsoons, either to make a new attempt on Coldingham or to distress those who have entered into bond with Henry. Have taken order to meet their malice, and meanwhile have sent the said lairds 50 gunners. Darneton, 30 Dec. 1544. Signed by Shrewsbury, Tunstall and Sadler.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
30 Dec. 792. Shrewsbury to the Council.
Add. MS.
32,656 f. 113.
ii., No. 393.
Is desired by Lord Evers to license bearer, Robert Rooke, to repair up to solicit matters which he will declare; and despatches him with the enclosed letter from John Carr of Warke, showing how much of the utter wall of Warke castle, next the Twede, is fallen. Has already taken order for its repair for the time. Begs them to help bearer in his suits. Darneton, 30 Dec. 1544.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
30 Dec. 793. Scotland.
Royal MS.
18 B vi. 176.
Letters of marque against the English for Nic. Hay with his ship the Little Martin. Edinburgh (signed by Arran), 30 Dec. 1544.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
31 Dec. 794. Princess Elizabeth to Queen Katharine [Parr].
Sylloge, 161.
Knowing, as the philosopher says, that as an iron instrument grows rusty if not used, so shall the wit of a man or woman wax dull unless occupied upon some study, she has translated this little book out of French rhyme into English prose. It is named The Mirrour or Glass of the Sinfull Soul, showing that she (the soul) can do nothing good except by the grace of God, through which she hopes to be saved. Trusts that the file of the Queen's wit will "rub out, polish and mend (or else cause to mend) the words (or rather the order of my writing) the which I know in many places to be rude." Meanwhile no other but the Queen shall see it. Prays God to grant her a lucky and prosperous new year, "with prosperous issue" and years of health and joy. From Assherige, the last day of the year of our Lord God 1544.
31 Dec. 795. Vaughan to Paget.
R.O. The hoy departed yesternight with Paget's diaper damask, which will be delivered by a brother of Vaughan's named Thos. Lodge, dwelling in Cornhill. "There departed lately from hence a captain of Italy named Angelo Marian. I pray you, let him be gently handled, because he was incommended to me from one John Carolo, a merchant that did credit the K's Mate for 50,000 crowns. A Scot told me here that he heard say that there should be risen a new king in Scotland out of the Scottyshe Irysshe. Here are no news but that the merchants here be angry with taking of their herrings, and they have lately sent to th'Emperor to complain upon their cruel dealing in England, and require letters reprisaries against our merchants. What will be answered thereunto as yet I know not." Andwerp, 31 Dec.
I cannot send word what sums are owing here, "for the merchants, fearing the last peace between the Emperor and the French king, took wares aforehand for a great part of their debts owing in this Cold Mart. Ye shall better know their debts in London than here."
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1544.
Dec. 796. The Princess Mary.
Royal MS.
17 B. xxviii.
Book of privy purse expenses of the Princess Mary.
Giving, with a preliminary entry of receipts (the last two being in June 1539 and Sept. 1543) the payments made month by month from Dec. 1536 to April 1539, (fn. n3) inclusive. The Princess's signature at the end of each month down to Nov. 1537.
The period May 1539 to Nov. 1542 is omitted, and then (f. 78b), with preliminary entries of receipts come the monthly payments of the two years Dec. 1542 to Dec. 1544.
ii. Inventories of jewellery (each page signed by Mary and with many marginal notes, mostly in her own hand, as to what she has done with it) delivered by the Princess to the custody of Mary Fynche (f. 136) 12 Dec. 34 Hen. VIII. and largely increased by gifts from the King 1 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII. and 20 and 24 July 38 Hen. VIII., and (f. 144) remaining in the custody of Mary Fynche 25 Jan. 38 Hen. VIII.
A bound volume of 298 pages. Printed, with an elaborate by Frederick Madden (1831).
Dec. 797. A Supplication touching the Church.
"A Supplycation to our moste Soveraigne Lorde Kynge Henry the Eyght, Kynge of England, of Fraunce, and of Irelande, and moste ernest Defender of Christes Gospell, Supreme Heade under God here in Erthe, next and immediately, of his Churches of Englande and Irelande." At the end:—"Enprynted in the yeare of our Lorde MCCCCCxliiii in the moneth of Decembre." (fn. n4)
The writer wonders at the blindness in which not only the laity but the clergy have wandered many hundred years, esteeming the Bishop of Rome Supreme Head of all Christian congregations, and how such pestilent errors could overflow this realm, which was considered to abound in learned clerks. Finds by reference to Isaiah v. it all comes of lack of knowledge in God's Word, for which Christ reproved the Pharisees, though there was much vain ungodly learning in the teaching of the Schoolmen. Nothing is so necessary for the Commonwealth as God's Word, whereby we receive faith, and by faith the Holy Ghost, and treason, murder, theft, and other sins are overcome. Enlarges on the want of preaching, the abuse of pluralities, which the law permits in King's chaplains and others, in defiance of God's commands. It is needful not only to have learned ministers but to compel them to reside on their benefices, and deprive those who do not feed their flocks. In times past Kings have given bprics to their councillors, ambassadors and household officers, whereas God's Word disapproves of bprics being given for such services; and noblemen likewise have abused their patronage in presenting benefices to surveyors, receivers of their rents, stewards, falconers, gardeners and the like. It is the crafty policy of the clergy to keep the knowledge of God's Word from all men, and some of the bishops "with their retinue" have at this day been practising their old policy. Is there not a law made, through their craft, giving power to their Commissioners, of whom the bishop's chancellor or commissary shall be named to be two (sic) "to take into their custody all such books wherein is contained any clause or article repugnant to any of the Six Articles; and the same books to burn and destroy, as to the discretion of three of them shall be thought expedient?" Mark their purpose. Are there any books against the Pope's primacy but they are also against the Six Articles? Their intent is to take away all books against the Bishop of Rome's primacy. How cruelly do the bishops punish all who pretend to have learning, especially in God's Word? They call them heretics and put them to shame, imprisonment and death. It is to be feared they will get the Bible in English taken from the laity. Expatiates on the ignorance of bishops and the vices of parsons, whom the bishop admits though they be idle, drunkards, swearers, players at unthrifty games, unchaste, &c. Describes also the superstitions they inculcate. The country is overcharged with a multitude of chantry priests, soul priests and the like, by whom the King's subjects are robbed in a vain hope that their souls will be relieved from torments by long prayers of priests. Urges the King to a reformation of abuses.
Dec. 798. Anthony Bourchier.
R.O. The oath of the councillors to Queen Katharine, wife of Henry VIII., with the following note at the head "[Min]istred unto Anthonie Borchier, audytor to ye sayd Quenes [Hig]hnes, by Sir Edmund Walsinghame, knight, her Grace's vicechamberlain. . . . Decembris ao r, r. predicti xxxvjo."
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ii. On the back of the flyleaf are jottings of dates and amounts of certain fees and rewards received by the auditor (between March and June [1545?]) from John Pointes, W. Carew, the Queen's treasurer, Roger Amyce, Thos. Hungate, Nic. Uppeton, Clement Throgmerton, Thos. Spurwaie, Wm. Brellont, embroiderer, Edw. Steward, sadler, the Queen's solicitor, John Skut, tailor, and Peter Richardson, goldsmith, including a reward of 8s. from the Queen's solicitor for the particulars of Shraveley and of 8d. for scrutiny of the debt of lord Sandes.
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799. Boulogne.
R.O. Estimate of wages due at Boulogne, viz.:—
To the garrisons of High Bulleyne and Base Bulleyne "from the ijde of December unto ye ijde of Januare, containing 28 days, amounting after the rate of 2,780l. 4s. 6d. paid to the same garrison for 14 days ending the said xx. of December," 5,560l. 9s. To labourers there under John Rogers from 13 Dec. to 10 Jan., 784l. 7s. To labourers working at the Old Man under Mr. Palmer from 2 to 29 Dec. (300l. more than last payment as Mr. Palmer supposes) 700l.
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R.O. 2. Tabulated statement of the numbers and description of the soldiers, under-officers and captains at Boulogne, viz.:—
Within the high town and castle of Bulloigne:—The viscount Lisley, lord lieutenant, (men at arms 4, light horsemen 26, footmen 270) 300; Sir John Bridges, lieutenant of the castle, 127; Sir Heughe Paulett, treasurer of Bulloigne, 93; Sir Rauffe Ellerkar, high marshal, 76; Sir John Gennynges, master of the Ordnance, 165; Ric. Candisshe, esq., comptroller, 18; Sir Andrew Flamocke, high porter, 14; Sir John Luterel, 208; Sir Ric. Wyndebanke, under-marshal, 16; Edw. Poynynges, 193; Thos. Biges, 95; Rauffe Ellerkar, 103; Hen. Skipeweth, 100; Edw. Basseforde, 92; Giovanny Salerno, Italian, 88; John ap Richarde, 200; Ric. Twedye, 76; Nic. Wallen, 100; John Haull, 94; Thos. Wynter 100; Thos. Calarde, 99; Aunsell Gies, 83; Hen. Dudley, 100; Hen. Grymston, 83; John Store, 96; Wm. George, 72; Ant. Curteis, gentleman porter, 4; Wm. Eliott, clerk of the market, 3; Jas. Crofte, waterbailiff, 4; Ric. Hildersham, 66 (bakers and millers); Simon Barnes, 50 (beer brewers).
ii. Serving in Basse Bulloigne at the leading of Sir Thos. Poynynges, knight:—Sir Thos. Poyninges, 500; Sir Wm. Blunte, 347; Thos. Wiatt, esq., 370; Robt. Turburvile, 107; Wm. Rokes, 96; Hen. Boneham, 72; Thos. Rise, 99; Thos. Cobham, 100; Alex. Morell, Spaniard, 176.
iii. Serving at the Old Man in the leading of Thos. Palmer, esquire:— Thos. Dier, 93; Edmond Rowes, 195; Chr. Asheton, 102; Robt. ap Guylham, 89; Alloncho Sallablanca, Spaniard ("his band, the captain being yet prisoner") (fn. n5) 97; Ant. Pompeo, Spaniard, 125.
Total men at arms 54, light horsemen 159, demilances 24, yeomen of the Guard 185, footmen 3,449, hacbutters 1,353, gunners 146, bakers and millers 66, beer brewers 50; "whereof it is thought there are sick men 500 at the least." (fn. n5)
Pp. 7. Endd.: The nombr of the garrysons at Bullen.
800. Grants in December 1544.
1. Nicholas Luke, one of the barons of the Exchequer. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Sir Walter Luke, dec., justice of King's Bench. Del. Westm., 1 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by St. John, Hynde and Sewster). Pat. p. 5, m. 27.
2. John Peppys. Lease of the meadow called Frogmershe and Horshott beside Caversham Bridge, Berks (Berks in one S.B., Oxon in the other), late in tenure of Wm. Curteys, which belonged to Redyng mon.; for 21 years. Del. Westm., 1 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (two, each signed by Daunce and Moyle). Pat. p. 17, m. 18; also p. 22, m. 16.
3. James Bulstrede and Goditha his wife. Grant of Shetford manor and lands in Shetford. Oxon, not exceeding in value 20l. a year, which Wm. Byrmyncham and Margaret his wife held for life, and which are now in the King's hands by the minority of Wm. Byrmyncham, s. and h. of Henry, s. and h. of the said Wm. And Margaret; with wardship and marriage of the heir. Westm., 29 Nov. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Dec—P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 30.
4. John Ewestace alias Eustace, butcher, of Southwark, Surr. Pardon for stealing five oxen out of the close of Thos. Belson, draper, at Kentysshtowne, Midd., 5 April 35 Hen. VIII., for which theft he and Wm. Hewes, late of Odyam, Hants, butcher, stand indicted. Del. Westm., 1 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 22, m. 24.
5. Sir Thomas Wharton lord Wharton. Grant (for his services) of the lordship and manor of Thormanbye, Yorks., the lordship and manor of Trymdon and the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Trymdon, in the bpric. of Durham, which belonged to Gysburn mon.; tithes in Thormanbye and Barwyke, Yorks., in tenure of Thos. Gore, lands in Thormanbye in tenure of Thos. Gower, John Coly, Chr. Smyth, Wm. Laxe, John Butler, Agnes Smyth, Wm. Kiplyn, Rog. Cooke, Robt. Barowe, John Hodgeson, Chr. Richardson and Thos. Johnson, in Ayreson, Yorks., in tenure of Robt. Jackson, sen. and jun., John Whitehed, Wm. Stalyman and Thos. Staliman. in Middelboroughe, Yorks., in tenure of Thos. Hudson and John Pycher, in Leventhorp, Yorks., in tenure of Matth. Hedley, in Trymdon in tenure of Wm. Pereson, Peter Dente. Ric. Hudsmere, Wm. Leez, Robt. Burdsall, Ric. Wedyfelde, Robt. Symond, clk., Thos. Pereson, Widow Jackson, Wm. Gybbon, Thos. Colman, Wm. Wemes, Robt. Hoge. John Brosse, John Roper, Robt. Closse. Robt. Jackson, Thos. Hochynson, Rog. Hughemaghe, Wm. Gybson, Robt. Reye, Rog. Bunting, Robt. Pereson, Wm. Loweson, John Hudylmache, John Light, Edw. Gedlyn, John Meper, Emma Thomson and Wm. Roper, in Seton Carike, bpric. of Durham, in tenure of Thos. Marton, in Aslaby. bpric. of Durham, in tenure of Ric. Makeney and Wm. Marewood, in Elton, bpric. of Durham in tenure of Thos. Herryngton, in Edmunbyers, bpric. of Durham, in tenure of the warden of the collegiate church of Durham, and all appurtenances of the said manors and rectory in those places, and all possessions of the said mon. there— Gysburn. The lordship and manor of Mewacre in Swaldale and all other lordships and manors of Broughton Magna and Broughton Parva, Yorks., which belonged to Ryvalles mon., and all lands in Swaldale in tenure of Wm. Bradrygge, Geoff. Metcalff, Jas. Milner, Edw. Mylner, Geo. Metcalf, Alex. Metcalf's wife, Marg. Metcalf, Edm. Milner, Ralph Milner, Reg. Alderson and Wm. Metcalf; in Ophope in Swaldale, in tenure of Ant. Metcalff, the wife of Ric. Metcalf, Wm. Miller, the wife of Edm. Cotes, and Simon Bradrigge; in Twate in Swaldale in tenure of Chr., John, Reg., Edw., and Jas. Harkey, Jas.. Thos., Matth., and John Cottes, Ric. Alderson, Simon Harkey, Agnes Wawne and John Closse; in Angram in Swaldale in tenure of Matth., Chr., John. Ric., and Wm. Alderson and Robt. Johnson; in Keylde in Swaldale in tenure of Reginald, Abraham, Wm., Geo., Matth., Ric. and Reg. Alderson in Birkedale; in Swaldale in tenure of Simon Alderson, Chr. Corners. Thos. Wharton and Robt. Alderson; in Keysdom in Swaldale in tenure of Wm. Metcalff and Edm and Ric. Milner; in Magna Broughton and Parva Broughton in tenure of Leonard Sayer, Hen. Huggall, Chr. Butter, Robt. Dobbyns. Robt. Ling, Wm. Watson, Ric. Hoggard, John Ruddak. Geo. Fawsed, Jas. Watson and John Tollerton; in Kyrkeby, Yorks., in tenure of Wm. and Robt. Apilton; in Yarome, Yorks., in tenure of Thos. Warde; in Carleton, Yorks., in tenure of Robt. Goland and John Baxter; in Pynchethorpe. Yorks., in tenure of John Whiteby; in Fawsby, Yorks., in tenure of Hen. Person, Hen. Gascoigne and Chr. Blackburn; in Redkare, Yorks., in tenure of Wm. Federston; in Thornaby, Yorks., in tenure of Wm. Pressike; and all appurtenances of the said manors in Mewacre, Ophope, Twate, Angram, Keylde. Birkedale, Keysdom, Swaldale. Magna Broughton, Parva Broughton. Kyrkby, Yarome, Carleton, Newton. Pynchthorpe, Fawsby. Redkare, Thornaby and elsewhere, and all possessions of Ryvalles mon. in these places—Ryvalles. The house and site of the late mon. of Shappe, Westmld., the lordship and manor of Shappe, the demesne lands of the said monastery and tithes thereon, and all the lands in tenure of Ant. Knevett, Wm. Robinson, John Kechinge. Alex. Lowther, John Plumer, Hugh Plett, Thos. Araye, Ric. Smythe, Wm. Dokere. John Cowperthwayte, the wife of Wm. Hayton, Ric. Hayton, Ric. Wynsill. Robt. Wynsell, John Robynson, John Walter, Thos. Dockre, Edw. Alexander, Wm. Raye. John Castilo, John Robinson, Thos. Crakill, the wife of Wm. Hebson, the wife of Miles Wythehed, John Dockere of Rigge, the wife of Rog. Saunderson, the wife of Ric. Dockere, Rol. Stewerdson, Thos. Hayton, Thos. Thomson, Edw. Araye, Hen. Araye, Ric. Robinson, John Clowdesdale, John Alexander, John Barwycke, Robt. Alexander, John Lowther, Thos. Docre, John Robinson, Hugh Haton, Hen. Platt, John Grenehewe. Wm. Smythe, the wives of Ric. and Thos. Robinson. Ric. Lowther, Robt. Hoggard, Wm. Robinson, Jas. Brokebank and John Neveson in Shappe; the grange of Rauegill, Westmld.; rent and service from lands of Wm Hilton, Wm. Holgill, John Meburne and Roland Harrison in Rauegill, Yorks. (sic), lands in tenure of Thos. Wynter and his son Richard, Hen. Dymme, John Blamer, John Colston, Thos. Furnes, Rol. Furnes, John Willian, Thos. Haghll, Thos. Blamer, Wm. Robinson, Wm. Adison, John Adison, Thos. Stable, the wife of Ric. Lewys, Ric. Mathewe and Rol. Hogeson in Rauegill, of Alex. Dokre, Ric. Robinson, Robt. Willes, Ric. Barwyke, Ralph Morthwaytt, the wife of Wm. Hogerd. Hugh Whitehede, Ric., Rog and Wm. Hayton, John Dobson, the wife of John Mathewe, Hugh Lowther, Thos. Dockree, Robt. Bryane and Wm. Mathewe in Kelde and Thorneshappe, Westmld., of John Hogeson, Wm. Moreland, Ric. Araye, Thos. Whitehede and his son Richard, Wm. Lancaster, Rog. Mesande, Robt. Gibson, Hen. Cowperthwayte, John Hatton and Thos. Salkelde in Talebrugh, Racete and Rosegill, of Wm. Hudson, Robt. Hudson. Wm. Walker, Alex. Burgis, Wm. Mateson, Hugh Baxter, John Baxters, Wm. Hudson and his son Hugh, John Wilkinson and Wm. Horne in Carehullen within Bampton parish and Knype, Westmld., of Thos. Warde, Ant. Warde, Nic. Danison, Wm. Denison, Wm. Awodland, Brian Wilton, Edm. Middelton, Hugh Warde, Ranold Warde, Wm. Rayte, Wm. Bayteman and John Gilbinson in Preston in Kendale, Westmld., of John Gibbonson, the wife of John Hutton of Farelton, Miles Jackson, Ranold Wilson. Edw. Middilton, Thos. Robins, Jacoby Staveley and Ric. Fletcher in Hutton Yatte and Farleton, Westmld.; lands called lez Lawrence Lande in Crowforthe, Westmld.; lands in tenure of Wm. Unthanke, Marg. Myre and John Mire in Magna Asbye, Westmld., of John Willan and Thos. Addison in Maldemeburne, Westmld., of Isaac Dikson in Wannandemere, Westmld., of John Holmer in Helton Dale, Westmld., of Wm. Wilkinson in Hardling, Westmld., of Thos. Langhorne in Beggerthwatt, of Chr. Ydle in Terrell, of Roland Marten in Trostormonthe, of John Benson in Bolton, of John Allon in Ellerker, of Robt. Bolland in Sandforthe, of John-–– –––(blank) in Halkelwaythe; rent and service from lands of Sir John Lowther in Whayle and of Edm. Bradley and the heirs of Steph. Salkeld in Knyppe, and from lands called Roselandes of Wm. and Thos. Hoghard in Roselandes, and from lands of Sir Cuth. Ratclyff, Ric. Gibson, John Dent and Edw. Alien in Bowlton or Bolton or Boulton, and from lands in Brant; also rents known as "almes corne" viz., 53s. 4d. from Henry earl of Cumberland, 22s. from John Flettcher, Lancelot Milner, Robt Hogeson and Ric. Wynter for the town of Maldemeburne, 18s. from Ric. Yare, Robt. Wilson, and John and Ric. Richardson for the town of Hoffelome, and all the grain called almes corne due from the said earl and others named; a messuage, &c., in tenure of Leonard Smythe in Appulby, the late hospital of St. Nicholas beside Appulby; and all other possessions of Shappe mon. in Shappe. Rauegill, Kelde, Thorne Shappe, Taleburghe, Racett, Carehullen, Brampton, Preston in Kendall, Hutton Yate, Farelton, Magna Asbye, Maldesmeborn, Wynnandmere, Helton Dale, Hardlynge, Beggerthwate. Terrell, Trostormorothe, Boulton, Ellerker, Sandforthe, Salkelwaythe, Whayll, Knyppe. Roselandes, Boulton, Brampton, Hofflome and Appulley, Westmld.—Shappe. Except the grange called Sledall Graunge in tenure of Robt. Barwyke, Mylborne Grange and the lands in Rosegill in tenure of the said Thos. Salkeld, all lands in Slegill, Milkinthrope and Magna Strickland, Westmld., which belonged to Shappe, and the lead and bells.
To hold to the said lord Wharton and the heirs male of his body. Del. Westm., 2 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (injured, countersigned by North and Bacon). Pat. p. 12, m. 8.
6. Sir Anthony Wingfeld. K.G. and vice-chamberlain. Annuity of 20l. out of the manors of Puteshull and Darnford, Ntht. and Wilts, which belonged to Ant. Woodhull, dec., and are in the King's hands by the minority of Agnes Woodhull, daughter and heiress of the said Ant.; with wardship and marriage of the said Agnes. Westm., 23 Nov. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 22, m. 22.
7. Clement Smyth. Grant, in fee, for 464l., of the farm, grange, messuage and tenement, &c., called Bowsers alias Bourghchiers in Coggeshall, Essex, which belonged to Coggeshall abbey, formerly in tenure of Thos. Cokerell and afterwards of Ric. Peverell.
Also grant to the said Clement and Dorothy his wife, in fee to the said Clement, of the farm, grange, messuage and tenement, &c., called Holfolde alias Holvyle grange, and another called Busshegatehouse, in Coggeshall, Essex, and woods called Busshet Grove, Goldyngtons Garden and Thorneslande Grove (7 ac.) in Coggeshall, and all appurtenances of the said granges in tenure of John Mone alias Moygne and John Harre.
All which premises belonged to Coggeshall abbey and were granted by the King to Sir Thomas Seymer and afterwards purchased from him.
Del. Westm., 2 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.— S.B. (signed by Westminster, Petre, North, Moyle, Bacon and Duke). Pat. p. 4, m. 1; also p. 24. m. 17.
8. Sir William Poulett lord Seynt John, Sir Ric. Riche, Sir John Bakere, Sir Robt. Southwell, master of the Rolls, Sir Edw. North, chancellor of Augmentations, and Sir Ric. Southwell, one of the General Surveyors. Revocation of the commission dated 22 June 36 Hen. VIII. to Sir John Bakere, Sir Robt. Southwell, Sir Edw. North and Sir Thos. Moyle for the sale of Crown lands, lead, &c., and commission to the said lord St. John. &c., or at least three of them, of whom either St. John, Riche or North shall be one, to sell Grown lands, also stone, timber and glass of monasteries, churches or chapels in the King's hands, also prizes taken from enemies, manumissions of bondmen, wardships, and rents reserved upon bargains made since the said 27 June. Westm., —— (blank) day of ——(blank) 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Dec. — S.B. (countersigned by St. John. Bakere, North and Sir Ric. Southwell). Pat. v. 10, m 31.
In English.
9. Alexander Unton. Grant, in fee, for 424l. 5s. 5d., of the portion of tithes within the hamlet of Langcotte in Shrevenham parish, Berks, which belonged to Cirencester mon., and which is in. tenure of the said Alexander, and the reversion of the manor of Hawteforde alias Hatford and the advowson of Hawteford rectory, Berks, which were by pat. 10 Feb. 31 Henry VIII. granted to his wife Cecilia for life; also grant of the said manor and advowson, and the member of the said manor called Newenton; lands (specified) in tenure of John Clarke, John Grenewaye, John Hore, Ric. Wegge, Wm. Yngram, Wm. Newe, John Jackeson and Steph. Fareneham in Hawteford and Newenton, and the site, of the said manor and the lands leased with it to John Grenewaye. All which premises belonged to Charles duke of Suffolk.
Also pasture called Pynkemershe in Lokinge, Berks, and tithes in Betyrton, Berks, in tenure of John Cokesshed, which belonged to Abendon mon.; messuages, &c., in Yelforde within Bampton parish, Oxon, tenant Ric. Edwardes, in Hardwyck, Oxon, tenant John Thurwarde, and in Hardewyck and Yelford, tenant Wm. Heyott, which belonged to Thomas duke of Norfolk. Del. Westm., 4 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Sir Robt. Southwell, North, Bradshawe and Caryll). Pat. p. 14, m. 18.
10. William Honnyng, one of the clerks of the Privy Council. Grant in fee (for his services) of the manor of Carleton alias Carelton Suff., which belonged to the mon. of Campsey alias Campessey and was held upon grant of the prioress and convent by John Hoode. chantry priest of Carleton, by whom it was lately surrendered to the King; also the advowson of Carleton rectory. Westm., 3 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 23. m. 13.
11. John Burges and Edward Wotton, of London, doctors in medicine. Grant, in fee. for 545l. 6s., of the, reversion of a tenement called le White Beare and two other messuages in Botolph Lane in the parish of St. George beside Byllyngesgate. London, which (being then in tenure of Maurice Davye, John Charley and Alan Cressewell, respectively) were granted, by pat. 14 March 30 Hen. VIII., to James Mounteford for life; a tenement opposite the Great Cross in St. Albans. Herts, in tenure of Wm. Cockes, and 24 other tenements, etc. (specified) in St. Albans. in tenure of Thos. Stunton, Wm. Fox (late Wm. Fowler). John Machyn, Hugh East, Hen. Fox, Ric. Foster, Wm. Cockes,Wm. Holcombe, Lewis Appowell, Steph. Mame, John Westwood, Marg. Jelley. Thos. Tynker, John Cookes, John Hayward (late John Conney), John Pursse (a parcel of land adjoining that of John Pynge leading into Key field), the widow of Thos. Robyns, John Lewmesey alias Lewsey, John Haunce, Helen Longe, Thos. Joyes, Gilb. Bastian (late Thos. Foxe), Thos. Crosse (late Robt. Hedge), Wm. Greye and Matth. Fletcher date Thos. Tyrrey) a rent of 26s. 8d. from a tenement in tenure of Edw. Wotton in the parish of St. Alban in Woodstrete, London, and five other tenements, &c. (specified and extents given), in the town of St. Albans, three of them under one roof (between the mansion of Thos. Skipwith on the north and the tenement of the same Skipwith on the south) in which Roland le Joynour dwells, and the fourth near the tenement of Thos. Polye, all five in tenure of Thos. Skipwith, a messuage there in tenure of Chr. Ploughe (between tenements of John Giles and Ric. Johnson) and a tenement there in tenure of Wm. Heron (late of Wm. Lee),—St. Albans; three messuages (specified) in Northampton, in tenure of John Britewyn, Thos. Baxter and Ant. Bryan,—St. James beside Northampton; and one there in tenure of John Olwarde, —Dalapraye mon., Ntht.; four tenements, &c. (specified) in Coventry, in tenure of Wm. Nevall, Wm. Norton, Thos. Gregorye and Chr. Wade,—Coventry prior; a messuage, &c., in Churche Laweforde, Warw., in tenure of Thos. and Alice Wright,—St. Sepulchre's priory, Warwick; a grove called Robertes Grove in Exall, co. city of Coventry. in tenure of Julian Nethermyll, — Coventry Charterhous: rents and services in Fynham within Stoneley parish, Warw., due from John Grove and Kath. Butler, and lands (specified) in Fynham in tenure of John Daunton, Hugh Gregorye, Peter Ebott, Agnes Frithe, Ric. Rasshe, Wm. ———(blank), Robt. Newbolte, John Becket, Hen. Cowarde, and the warden of Warwick College,—Stoneley priory; and lands in tenure of John W . . . . in Whetstone, Leic., rent of 12d. from Thos. Vent for a tenement in Cosbye, Leic., and lands in tenure of Ric. Orstom in Cosbye with the common fine of 18d. paid by the tenants there and a tenement in tenure of Thos. Starton and Wm. Gleyn in Parva Thorpe in Narborowe parish, Leic., and the common fine of 18d. paid by the tenants there, —Dalbye preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem. Del. Westm., 7 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Westminster. Petre, Bakere, Sir Robt. Southwell, Moyle. Hendle, and Chydley). Pat, p. 13. m. 29.
12. Robert Burgoyne and John Scudeamore. Grant, in fee, for 588l. 12s. 4d., of the reversion and rent reserved on a crown lease to Ric. Coke. of Wroxall, Warw., 20 Nov. 29 Hen. VIII. of the house, &c., of the late priory of Wroxall and certain of its lands (named) for 21 years at 25l. 5s. 8d. rent. Also grant of the said house and site. &c., and lands (named), the wood called Wroxall Park (25 ac.) and other lands specified in Wroxall and Hatton, Warw., and the rectory of Wroxall and tithes within the lordship and manor of Wroxall,—Wroxall priory; lands in tenure of Ric. Hall, of Wynnall, and Agnes his wife in Bynley, Warw., including two crofts formerly in tenure of Nic. Taillour and John Elton,—Coventry cathedral priory; the lordship and manor of Bolston. Heref., rents and service, viz., of 4s. 8d. from a messuage called Caplere in Fowne Hoope parish, Heref., in tenure of John app Gill'm, 4s. from lands at Comes More and Moche Close, Heref., in tenure of Wm. Yerwith or Yarwith, 2s. 2d. from a messuage in Bolston in tenure of Ph. Barrell, 18d., from another (called Kylfades) in tenure of Thos. Coxe, 5d. and 3d. from lands there in tenure of Thos. Come, also lands (specified) in Bolston in tenure of the above named and Rog. Pryttfote, the chief messuage of Bolston manor in Irchyngfelde, Heref., with its demesnes in tenure of Thos. Llm., the wood called Harketell and Caygarrowe in Bolston and the chapel of Bolston, Heref., —Dynnemore preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem. Del. Westm., 8 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Bakere, North, Sir Robt. Southwell. Moyle,Bacon and Duke (?). Pat. p. 5, m. 13.
13. John Wade and Thos. Gregorye. Grant,in fee, for 305l. 15s., of 3s. 1d. of rent and service due to Stoneley priory from lands in Kyngeshull. within Stoneley parish, Warw., in tenure of Wm. Suffocke, of a grange, &c., in Stoneley in tenure of John Hill, and messuages, &c. (specified) in Stoneley. in tenure of Robt. Halle, Eliz. Hobley and Wm. Vale, rent of 9s. 5½d. and service from lands in Flechamsted in Stoneley parish in tenure of Walt. Smythe and lands there in tenure of Ric. Humffrey, Walt. Smythe, Hugh Blower, Ric. Sevell and Ric. Niglyn,—Stoneley priory; a messuage, &c., in Stychall, co. city of Coventry (between the lands of Sir Humph. Ferrers and the lane beside the the highway) and certain lands leased with it (position stated with regard to the lands of Sir Humphrey and of the college of Cambridge) to Ric. Grene, land called Bechewaste in Folxhull parish, co. city of Coventry, in tenure of Michael Cameswell, and the commons in Folxhull and Haselwood leased with it, a wood called Bechewaste Copp (2 ac.), a mansion called Newland House, &c., in Exhall, in tenure of the said Michael, with free fishery of all waters in Newland and a pasture called le Lytell Park there,— Coventry priory. Del. Westm., 8 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster, North, Moyle, Hendle and Bacon). Pat. p. 13, m. 32.
14. John Brune.—Livery of lands as s. and h. of John Brune, dec. Del. Westm., 8 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by St. John, Hynde and Sewster). Pat. p. 1, m. 37.
15. Thomas Sutton. Grant, in fee, for 94l. 9s. 10d., of 20 ac. of meadow in le Kinges Meadowe, 5 ac. Of pasture called Nonne Close, 6 ac. of pasture called Saynte Marye Close, and 3 ac. of pasture called Newcloose, in Derby, leased to the said Thomas, which belonged to Kyngesmeade priory as parcel of its demense lands. Westm., 29 Nov. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 1.
16. Sir Robert Tyrwhitt. To be steward and bailiff of the lordship or manor of Kymbolton. Hunts, keeper of the park of Brykhamwyke and wood of Hyghwoode within the said manor. and constable of Kymbolton castle; which manor, castle and park are in the King's hands by the minority of Thomas Wyngtfelld, s. and h. of Charles Wyngffelld, dec.; during the minority of the said Thomas. Westm., 2 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 19, m. 24.
17. George Keynesham. Grant, in fee, for 248l. 10s. 4d., of the chief messuage and farm called Combe Ferme alias Combe Prior, in Plympstoke parish, Devon, in tenure of John Blake and his family, the mansion, &c., called Lower Combe in Plympstoke parish leased with the said farm, and the wood called Combe Prior Grove (7 ac.) in Plympstoke parish, which belonged to Plympton priory; the site. &c., of the late house of Austin Friars in Cambridge, and all possessions of the said Friars in Cambridge (tenants Thos. Adames, Thos. Ventres, John Kyrkebie, John Wolwarde, Agnes Cheke, widow, Thos. Burbancke, John Veysey, John Hatcher, Jas. Jakson, Peter Cheke, John Norman, Hen. Gilson, Wm. Hasell, Alex. Smythe and John Thomas). Del. Westm., 9 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Westminster, Petre, Sir Robt. Southwell, North, Moyle, Hendle and Bacon): Pat. p. 19, m. 27.
18. Robert Massy. Grant, in fee, for 117l. 18s. 4d., of the manor and park of Maysemenan in the commote of Dogvilyn, co. Denbigh. late in tenure of Thos. Salysbury. dec., and now of John ap Gryff., and a fulling mill in Maysemenan in tenure of John app Pellyn; which belonged to the late earl of Kent. Del. Westm., 9 Dec. 36 Hen. III.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Sir Robert Southwell, North. Moyle, Chydley and Caryll). Pat p. 24, m. 27.
19. Edward Frye. Grant, in fee, (in consideration of lands specified in Pensehurst parish late belonging to Edw., Ric. and Wm. Frye and now enclosed in the park of Pensehurst, Kent), of the rectory of Leigh, Kent, the advowson of the vicarage. and lands called Priours and Bougers. in tenure of Wm. Coke, belonging to the said rectory, which belonged to Tonbridge priory and to Cardinal Wolsey, attainted. Del. Westm., 10 Dec 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (countersigned by Daunce, Southwell and Moyle). Pat. p. 26, m. 41.
20. Robert Touneshend, serjeant-at- law. Grant, in fee, for 88l. 17½d., of the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Howghton, Norf.,—Horssham priory; the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Gaystwayte, Norf.,—Waltham Holy Cross, Essex.
Also grant, for 108l., to the said Robert and Alice his wife, in fee to the said Robert, of the manor of Gayst and lordship of Luton Fee, Norf., lately purchased from Sir Ric. Southwell. Del. Westm., 13 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster, Sir Robt. Southwell, North, Moyle, Bacon and Duke). Pat. p. 14, m. 20.
21. William Crofton, of London, and Blanche his wife. Custody of a house called the Princes Warderobe in the Olde Jurie, London, in survivorship, as Giles Duys enjoyed it. Westm., 8 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 2.
22. William Jenyvere, a yeoman of the Guard. Fee of the Crown of 6d. a day which Robt. Gibbes, dec., had. Westm., 10 Dec., 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 4.
23. William Romsden, of Longley, Yorks., and George Foxcroft, of Soureby, Yorks., clothier. Lease of a watermill called Salandemyll in Soureby, in tenure of John Smythe and the fourth part of a mill in Hipperholme, Yorks., called Brigholme Myll, in tenure of John Gybson, and two parcels of land (dimensions given) in Rastrik, Hipperholme and Brighouse, and a parcel of land called Stubbing (dimensions given) in Arenden and Soureby, abutting upon the water of Caldre, Yorks, in tenure of the said Wm. and George; which premises are parcel of the lordship of Wakefelde pertaining to the Duchy of York, assigned for the pay of the captain and garrison of Berwick; for 21 years. Del. Westm., 16 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Daunce and Moyle). Pat. p. 17, m. 17.
24. John Foster and Richard Marden. Grant, in fee, for 900l. 53s. 7d., of the manor of Wellowe, Hants, a meadow called Monkemede in the parishes of Wellowe and Romsey. Hants, in tenure of Sir Ric. Lister, chief baron of the Exchequer, and woods called Burygrove, Netherton Grove and Hamdown Common in Wyllow and Romsey,—Netley abbey; the manor of Romsey with appurtenances, including profit of two annual fairs) in Romsey, and numerous messuages, &c. (specified) in tenure of Eliz. Thomas, Nic. Lore and Ric. Houchyn in Cuperneham within Romsey parish, of Marg. Ray, John Knight and John Warren in Romsey parish, of Robt. Bere, Marg. More, widow, Beatrice Thomas, widow, Wm. Hayward, John Newman, John Bere and John Totte in Ashefolde within Romsey parish, of Hen. Warner, Thos. Sympson, Robt. Vernell, Felicia Holme, widow, Andrew Valence, Thos. Webbe, Nic. Lore, John Totte, Wm. Kynge, John Smyght, Wm. Purgall, John Salte, Joan Westwodde, widow, John Richardes (in Abrege within Michelmershe parish). John Blose, John Austyn, John Cockes, Thos. Ryxson, Wm. Thorpe, Hen. Arnold, Steph. Waterman, Ric. Harvey, Thos. Bulle, Geoff. Bradshowe, Robt. Burnam (in Millestrete between the tenements of Wade manor and the lands of Winchester College), Thos. Bulle and Joan Collyns (in Millestrete between tenements of John Cosyn and of Wade manor), Thos. Cradok, John Risbridge (late Thos. Leman), John Elys, Hen. Levermore, John Alone, John Norton, Chr. Raynold, Ric. Cowse. Wm. Gyfford, Ric. Muckland, Wm. Frank, John Dyer, Edw. Bysshopp, Simon Clerk, John Judson, Ralph Blose, Robt. Dyxon, Ric. Dyxon, Ant. Hancok, Eliz. Hylle, Thos. Sympson, Robt. Coke, John Boys, Wm. Myller, Wm. Thomas, Thos. Turfylde, Robt. Whyte, Steph. Egerton, Nic. Segewyke, Robt. Blose, John Busshell, Nic. Kyng, Ph. Garret, John Salte (late Ric. Newman), Ric. Bryan, Eleanor Barnerd, widow, Wm. Kyng, Chr. Leff, Hen. Warner (le Spyttell in Spyttylstrete), Nic. Carpenter and Thos. Sympson in various streets and places within Romsey parish (value of each holding given); a messuage called le Systers House at the gate of Romsey abbey with garden between the tenement of Robt. Coke and the pasture called Rackeclose, and a piece of meadow in Waldyng, between lands of the Fraternity of St. George on the north and those of Nic. Walles on the south, in tenure of Peter Westbroke; a messuage between the water course running to Towne Mill and the field called Peryton on the east and Bannyng Street on the west, with a close (2 ac.) between Romsey Felde and the river Teste, a close called Parsonage Acre (1 ac.) between the lands near Wodley which John Cocke and Wm. Holme hold. and a close (1 ac.) next the lands of John Kychyners and Nic. Sedgewyke and abutting towards the east upon Eve Lane, which messuage and closes formerly belonged to a chantry founded within the monastery church of Romsey by John Brashefelde and lately were in the occupation of John Foster,— Romsey abbey; three messuages, &c. (late tenants John Cornelys, Nic. Andrewe and Edw. Pallydye), in tenure of Peter Westbroke in Englysshe-strete within Holy Cross parish in Southampton (between the tenement of Andrew Chaundeler on the south and the lands of Goddyshowse chapel on the north and Englysshe-strete on the west),—priory of St. Denis beside Southampton; a tenement, &c., in tenure of Hugh Macye, in the borough of Mellcombe Regis in Radipole parish. Dors.,—Cerne; four crofts, &c, in tenure of Ric. Grove, in Wyke, Hants,—Wherwell abbey. Except the site and demesnes of Romsey abbey and four woods named Abbes Comen, Woodley Copp, Austrey Comen and Houlborne Comen within the manor of Romsey, and all advowsons. Del. Westm., 17 Dec. 36 Hen VIII.—S.B. (signed by Canterbury, Westminster. Sir Robt. Southwell, North, Moyle, Hendle and Chydley). Pat. p. 6, m. 33.
25. John Caryll, attorney of the duchy of Lancaster. Grant, in fee, for 700l. 20d. of the manor of Bexington, Dors.,—Byndon; a messuage, &c., in Bexington,—Abbotesburye; lands in Bexington in tenure of Ric. and Joan Turbervyle, and woods called Hoselett Copis alias Bexington Copyes (10 ac.) there,— Byndon; the advowson of Puncknolle rectory and of the vicarage of Bexington united thereto; the impropriate rectory of Sumptyng, Suss., in tenure of John Lloyd,—St. John's of Jerusalem; the advowson of the vicarage of Sumpting and of the rectory of Perham, Suss.,—St. Peter's, Westminster; a close in Reweshall. Norf., in tenure of Kath. Branche, and lands there in tenure of Thos. Gawdye, —Horseham St. Faith's; lands in Reweshall (or Raweshall), Dekylboroughe and Thorpe, Norf., in tenure of Thos. Gawdye,—Buckyngham or Buckenham. Del. Westm., 18 Dec. 36Hen. VIII.—S.B. (slightly injured, signed by Westminster, Petre. North, Moyle, Bradshawe and Bacon). Pat. p. 3, m. 38.
26. John Chilton, late of Lytylborne, Kent, gentleman. Pardon for the murder of John Lewes at Yokeham, Kent, on 6 July 36 Hen, VIII.. which was found at the sessions at Canterbury Castle, on Tuesday, 23 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII., to have been done by him and Robt. Norman, Robt. Warner and John Cashewe, labourers. Westm., 2 Sept. (sic) 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.— P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 3.
27. Charles duke of Suffolk, president of the Council and great master of the Household. Sir John Bakere, chancellor of First Fruits and Tenths. Sir Edw. North, chancellor of Augmentations, and Sir Thomas Moyle. one of the general surveyors. Commission to view the accounts of Wriothesley and Ryche as treasurers of the wars against France, and discharge them. The preamble states that when Wriothesley, on the death of lord Audeley, was made lord Chancellor, Ryche was, by pat. 1 May 36 Hen. VIII., made treasurer of the wars, and both have sued for their discharge. Del. Westm., 20 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (countersigned by Suffolk). Pat. p. 13, m.5.
In English.
28. William Layton, clk. Presentation to the canonry and prebend of Ulleskelf in York cathedral, void by the resignation of Richard Leyton, late the King's ambassador in Flanders, and in the King's gift by the voidance of the see of York. Westm., 17 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 4.
29. Sir George Cotton and Mary his wife. Grant (for his services), in fee to the said Sir George, of lands granted by pat. 26 Aug. 35 Hen. VIII. to them and the heirs male of the body of the said Sir George, viz. the manor of Pulton, Chesh.. and the chapel of Pulton, in Pulforde parish. Westm., 18 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Dec.—P.S. Pat.p.17, m. 10.
30. Lord Chancellor Wriothesley, President Suffolk, Sir Ric. Riche, Sir John Baker, chancellor of First Fruits and Tenths, Sir Edw. North, chancellor of Augmentations, and Sir Thos. Moyle. one of the General Surveyors. Commission to take the accounts of all persons to whom money has been delivered to be laid out "about the furnitures, provisions, victuals, munitions, expenses and charges of our wars," and discharge them. Del. Westm., 21 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (countersigned by Suffolk). Pat. p. 13, m. 5.
In English.
31. John Swynerton alias Vennet, the King's servant. Licence to keep in any house, place, or gardens in London and its suburbs the games of bowls or bowling, cards, dice, tables and tennis for the recreation of any honest person ("all manner apprentices, vagabonds, and common barrectours only except") notwithstanding the statutes against unlawful games. Westm., 12 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 16.
32. Walter Cromer, one of the King's ordinary physicians (medici). Licence to export 400 woollen cloths not barbed, not rowed and not shorn. Westm., 16 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Dec.— P.S. French roll 37 Hen VIII., m. 1.
33. Sir Henry Nevell lord Nevell, Licence to export 600 broad woollen cloths, unbarbed, unrowed and unshorn. Westm., 22 Dec 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Dec.—P.S. French roll 37 Hen. VIII., m. 2.
In English.
34. Richard Wilson, late of Beverley, Yorks., draper alias yeoman. General pardon of treasons. &c. Westm., 12 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 26 Dec.— P.S. Pat p. 17, m. 2.
35. Henry earl of Arundell. Grant, in fee (for his services and for 1,000 marks), of the site, &c., of the late college of Holy Trinity of Arundell. Suss., otherwise called the chantry or college of Arundell, the manors and lordships of Arundell. Hampton. Wichardes, Avenelles, Estangmeringes, Cokkyng, Warnecampe, Pipering, Clynesfold, Rogate, Southstoke, Bulsham, Yapton, Hasfold. Notbourne, Houghton, Shipley. and Polinge, Suss., and the manor of Hailing, Hants, the impropriate rectories of Arundell. Rustington, Goringes, Kirdford. Billinghurst, Hampton Parva, and Shopley, Suss., and the rectory of Hailing, Hants, the advowsons of the vicarages of Arundell, Rustington, Estangmering, Goring. Kirdford. Billinghurst, Hampton Parva. Shopley and Hayling; portions of tithes from the vicar of Cokking, from the rector of Borne, from the dean of Chichester, in Codham within Storington parish, from the rector of Hartinge, from the rector of Preston and of the fishery of Arundell, lands called Crakbones, Brekespers, Brene and Paise, and Swanneborne Mylle in the parishes of Arundell. Goring, Blakehurste, Leuemynster and Mundham, Suss.. a messuage in Grafham, Suss., 4 ac. of land in Clymsfold within Slynfeld parish. a marsh called Berebroke in Tortington parish, 18 ac. of pasture in Badworth Park in Leuemynster parish, 2 ac. of meadow in Leuemynster, lands in the town and parish of Arundell, in the parish of Cokkyng, and in le Loth in the parish of Tortington, Suss., lands in Billinghurste called Roisars Lands, two meadows in le Millane in Arundell, a meadow lately recovered from the sea in Arundell near the bridge there, a messuage, &c.. called Lumpesland in Portesmouth, Hants. all which belonged to the said college or chantry; and all possessions of the said college or chantry in Arundell, Chichester. Goring, Blakhurste, Lyuemynster, Lyvenester, Lymester, Grafham, Mundham, Swannebourne, Pipering, Clynesfold, Slynfold, Tortington, Badwourth, Hamptop Parva. Avenelles, Estangmering, Conpinges, Warnecampe,Leuemynster, Rogate, Harting, Southstoke. Bulsham. Yapton, Lelithe, Hasfold, Wysborough Grene, Notbourne, Houghton, Shipley, Polinges, Rustington. Kerdford, Borne. Codham, Storington, Preston, and Billinghurste, Suss., and in Portesmouth, Hailing, and the Island of Hailing, Hants, and generally all possessions lately surrendered by Alan Persy, master of the said college. Westm., 23 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 26 Dec.—P.S. Pat. p. 21, m. 3.
36. Licences to alienate lands (fn. n6) :—
David Clayton alias Clutton to Ric. Even. Close of pasture called Newehitbyn in the parish of Frayree alias Witham Frayree, Soms,—Wytham priory. (1st.) P. 20, m. 8.
Sir Wm. and Anne Fitzwilliam to Sir Michael Dormer and Geoffrey his son. Pardon to the Dormers for the acquisition, without licence, from Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam and Anne his wife. daughter and heiress of Sir Ric. Sapcote, of a fourth part of the manors of Horlegh, Wikham, Overorton, Bereforde, Moreton and Barton, with appurtenances in Banbury, Overorton, Bereford, Moreton and Barton, Oxon. (2nd.) P. 13. m. 24.
Thos. Brakyn to Nic. Rose. haberdasher, of London. Ferry called Chesterton Ferye. Camb., and certain lands (named) there, including messuages called Gaynes Halle and Bacons, which belonged to Barnewell mon., in tenure of Godfrey Sweyne and Thos.Raynes. (3rd.) P.1, m. 36.
Sir Thomas Pope, of Barmondesey. Surr., to Ant Cope. Teyngley grange alias the manor of Teyngley. Oxon, in tenure of Thos. Bridges. (3rd.) P. 13, m. 24
Robt. Darknall to John Browne, of London. Four messuages, &c., opposite the church of the late Crossed Friars near the Tower of London, in Hert Strete, in St. Olave's parish and Algate Ward, in tenure of John and Joan Cauncle, which belonged to the said Friars. (3rd.) P. 20, m. 4.
Ric. Duke, clerk of the Council of the Augmentations, to John Sakevile, of Withiham, Suss.. and John, one of his sons. Farm called le Almerye Landes and le Almerye Grounde in Westbergholte, Essex, in tenure of John Sakevile, which belonged to St. John's mon., Colchester, and woods called Grovefelde Coppice, Writlande Coppice and Penselande Cop. pice (18 ac), in Westbergholte. 4th- P. 13, m. 24.
Wm. Eyre and Ric. Gonnyng, to John Bulte, sen. Lands in tenure of John Bulte, sen., and John Gardener, in Monkton parish, Soms. (11th). P. 15, m. 19.
Sir Richard Lee, of St. Albans. Herts, to John Hales. Manor of Wynnall, Warw., and lands in tenure of Chr. Raymount, Hen. Kateryns, Robt. Lockwoode, Ric. Hall, Ric. Cooke. Thomas Cley and Thos. Staples within the parish of Holy Trinity, co. city of Coventry, and other lands (specified) there in tenure of Hen. Porter of Flechamsted, Rog. Adnett, Ric. Baker, John Greene, John Jenyns, and Ric. Hall, and the wood called Wynnall Woode (84 ac.) in Wynnall, which belonged to Coventry priory and were granted to him 18 Nov. 36 Hen. VIII. (12th.) P. 15, m. 16.
Sir Thomas Cheney, warden of the Cinque Ports and treasurer of the Household, to Thos. Ardern. House and site, &c., of the late mon. of Feversham, Kent. (16th.) P. 3, m. 30.
Wm. Ramsden to Hugh Wirrall. Grange called Carrehouse in the town of Gressebroke and parish of Rotheram, Yorks., in tenure of John and Hugh Wirrall,—Monkebretton mon. (16th.) P. 15, m. 16.
John Busshe to John Rypley. Cottage, &c., in the parish of St. Katherine Colmans, London. (16th.) P. 15, m. 18.
Lord Chancellor Wriothesley to Ric. Cokkes, clk., for life. Rent of 60l. a year out of the manor of Beaulieu. Hants. (Greenwich, 20 Dec.) P. 15, m. 21.
801.Ordinances of Calais.
R.O. i. Copy of the ordinances calendared in Vol. XV., No. 609, § ii.
ii. "An order taken by the right honorable lord earl of Hertforde, lord Mawtravers, deputy, etc., and the King's Council for resort to the watch tower." [See Vol. XVI., No. 518(2).]
iii. Copies of oaths taken by officers of Calais [in Henry VIII.'s time], viz.:—1. "The oath of the Master Porter." 2. "The oath of the clerk of the Council." 3. "The oath of the keeper of the Council Chamber." 4. "The oath of the clerk of the Report at the Gate"; and "instructions for the said clerk's charge." 5. "The oath of the postulants and attorneys of Court." 6. "The oath of the gaoler." 7. "The oath of constables." 8. "The oath of the vinters." 9. "The oath of the porters." 10. "The oath of soldiers, commoners, merchants and other the King's subjects." 11. "The oath of the escourers." 12. "The oath of the keepers of the dykes." 13. "The oath of them that be assigned to lodge strangers." 14. "The oath of the watchmen on the wall." 15. "The oath of them that be sworn in watch and ward," and "ordinances to be kept by souldiers that watch in the East and West houses or else upon the walls." 16. "The oath of the keepers of the watch houses on the walls." 17. "The oath of the day watchmen on the walls." 18. "The oath of the day watch of the tower"; and "instructions for the charge of the day watch" (in this the articles defining the limits in each direction are left blank).
iv. Copies of proclamations made for the government of Calais at various dates, viz.:—
(1) "For adultery and fornication." Made by Sir Nic. Lathimer, deputy to lord Dawbeney, lieutenant general of the town and marches, 8 April, 4 Hen. VII.
(2) "For frays." Made at the arrival of lord Dawbeney as the King's "lieutenant general of this town and marches of Calleis."
(3) "Fray upon fray." Made by the Deputy and Council (named) 30 March, 17 Hen. VII.
(4) "Occasion of affrays by unsitting language." Made by Robert earl of Sussex and Sir John Gage, commissioners, with consent of the Council, 3 July, 32 Hen. VIII.
(5) "For speaking evil of the King's Council" (viz. of the captain, lieutenant, deputy marshal or any other of the Council).
(6) "No dicing by night, nor common hasardy by day without special licence."
(7) "For disobeying any officer."
(8) "A proclamation prohibiting any great noise to be made by night, and walking after x. of the clock, except watches and officers appointed." Made in the name of King Edward IV., and of lord Hastynges, lieutenant general of Calais.
(9) "How the keeper of the Marshal's prison shall order the prisoners and they to behave themselves towards him."
(10) "That no man gage nor throw into, nor over the dykes upon pain of death."
Book of 90 pages whereof 23 are blank. Endorsement pasted on fly leaf. "Ordinaunces [of Ca]ll[es]. For Bullen."
802. Magdalen College, Cambridge.
R.O. Petition of John Bell, "fellow and scholar of Magdalen College in Cambridge of the foundation of the late honorable lord, the lord Awdley," to the Chancellor of the University.
Setting forth that certain gardens in St. Butolphes parish without Algate, London, wherewith the college was endowed, were, shortly afterwards, demised for a long term at 9l. rent; whereupon Awdley's executors, authorised by his will to make statutes for the college, made a statute that no lease should be made for longer than ten years. Now one Benedick Spynola, having obtained parcel of the said gardens, labours to obtain the gardens in fee farm at 15l. rent, suggesting that they are of small value, whereas they are worth to the leaseholders 100 mks. and, when the lease expires, will be worth to the College over 200 mks. The above can be proved by Mr. Barbar, one of Awdley's executors. Begs that no favour may be given to Spynola's suit. Signed.
P. 1. Endd
803. Export of Grain.
R.O. Petition to the King and his Council by the town of Feversham, Kent, for an inquiry into the conveyance beyond sea, contrary to the proclamation of restraint, by Wm. Caslok and Wm. Belke of Feversham, about May last, of two hoys laden with grain (specified) for Flusshen in Zelond, and by John Brynebourn of Feversham, in July next ensuing, of his own hoy similarly laden, and by others, probably with the connivance of the searchers.
Large paper, p. 1.
R.O. 2. [Obligations taken before the customers of London and other ports.]
" London : Obligacions takyn before the custumers there for conveying of corne and vitell and nowe being forfett for none certificat," 7,600(?)l. And similarly worded entries for Yarmouth, Chechester (143l. 6s. 2d.), Bristoll, Ipswich and two or three other places, but all of them almost wholly illegible.
P. 1. Very faded.
804. Cardinal Pole to [Paul III.]
Poli Epp.,
iv. 41.
Begs his Holiness to prevent (as he has already given Pole some hope that he will) the offence likely to be given to all Englishmen by the ambition of one who calls himself English. Desires for several reasons that such base and deceitful ambition should fail, but mainly for this that, if it succeeded, nothing could do more to alienate the minds of those English who still retain some relics of devotion to the Holy See (though they dare not show it) and drive them to despair than to know that their archbishoprics, and especially that which is nearest to Scotland, is conferred at the will (arbitrium) of the Scots. Is most of all offended because the person who, seeks this archbishopric, especially if he be an Englishman (which seems very doubtful) shows plainly that he thinks more of himself than of retaining the devotion of the English to the Pope or of the public utility, since he has not feared to lie to the Pope and (in his petition) to the Sacred College. If he confided in the truth of his cause he would not try with so many artifices to escape [producing] (fn. n7) the testimony of his citizens, which is always taken in such cases. All points to a desire to steal their archbishopric from the English.
805. Robert Warde.
Foxe, v.
Appx., No.xi.
Recantation of Robert Warde, of Thapstede (Thaxtede ?) expressing penitence that he, being a man of small experience and no learning, has taken upon himself in ale houses and other places (chiefly when overcome with ale) to expound the Scripture, and has also kept unlawful books; and so has been the occasion for some of his hearers to fall into like folly.
From Bonner's register, f. 62 b. "Anno 1544" is printed by Foxe at the head, apparently from the Register.


  • n1. No. 775.
  • n2. These three words are written in Sadler's hand interpreting a symbol which the decipherer has simply copied. The punctuation of the sentences quoted, as given in the MS., seems to be quite erroneous, and is here corrected.
  • n3. A mistake in Madden's text assigning the first four months of the year 1539 to the year 1540 is corrected by him in his preface.
  • n4. Reprinted in the Harleian Miscellany. IX. 451, and more accurately in the Early English Text Society's Extra Series, No. XIII., pp. 19-58. A reprint had been contemplated as early as 1604. and a preface was drawn up for it in MS., which will be found in the Lambeth MS. 806.
  • n5. These words added in another hand.
  • n6. All but the last are dated at Westm. In this abstract the day of the month appears in parenthesis before the reference to part and membrane of the Patent Koll of 36 Hen. VIII.
  • n7. Word omitted ?