Henry VIII: December 1517

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 2, 1515-1518. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1864.

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December 1517

1 Dec.
Calig. E. I. II. 13.
B. M.
"Extraict." Has received the 10 "∇ (ecus ? de) soleil." Knows nothing of the terms of the marriage. The King is informed that the Archduke is about to make an alliance with Portugal. Mons. de Lescut, brother of Lautreict, supports the Duke of Urbino, "que par luy on tire le royaume de Naples," should the Archduke draw away from the King. The King supports the Pope. The King will adhere to the Pragmatic Sanction, the Parliament to their "arrest." There is a great struggle between the King and courts. After Lent, when the Queen shall have laid in, the King will go to P[aris]. He is levying great sums of money: has gained more money by pardons of the crusade than by all his exactions. People are compelled to listen to these heretic preachers, and murmur everywhere. They preach that whoever puts in their money box ten sous Tournois will go to paradise; for ten sous each, sins shall be forgiven and souls escape purgatory. They are opposed by the University and doctors of theology, but too late, as the money has been collected. They will not use the money against the Saracens, but against England. Thinks these indulgences ruinous to princes and their poor subjects. The King is raising a navy; four ships are building in Normandy. This is the time of all others to strike a blow at France. The King is hated, the people everywhere mutinous. The soldiers are dissatisfied. The troops cannot be withdrawn from Italy. The King says you are in fault if he do not attack the Turks. All are agreed to do so but you. It is to please the people he pills them to the bone. Tours, 1 Dec. Signed: V're humble serviteur...
Fr., pp. 3, mutilated.
1 Dec.
Lamb. 709,
R. 41 & 61.
B. M.
3819. GEORGE EARL OF SHREWSBURY, steward of the Household, and THOMAS LORD DACRE.
Indenture between them for the marriage of William Lord Greystoke, son and heir apparent of Lord Dacre, to _ one of the Earl's younger daughters, before next Michaelmas. 1 Dec. 9 Hen. VIII.
Draft, pp. 6, one leaf misplaced.
1 Dec.
Lamb. 709,
R. 75 & 29b.
Articles between them for marriage to be had between the Lord Graystokke, son and heir apparent to the said Lord and Mary daughter to the said Earl.
Draft, pp. 2.
1 Dec.
P. S.
3821. For SIR WM. KYNGESTON, knight of the Body.
Custody of the manor of Stoke, Somers., during the minority of John, s. and h. of Nich. Seyntlowe; of which John Lord Dynham, Sir Walter Denys, John Arundell, Chas. Dynham, Sir John Byconell, John Chok, John Hemerford and John Pole were seized to the use of the said Nicholas and Eleanor his wife, deceased, and their heirs. Greenwich, 8 March 8 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Dec.
Pat. 8 (sic) Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 8.
2 Dec.
P. S.
To have the corrody of the monastery of Bukfast, vice Hen. Roper, deceased. Farnham, 2 Dec. 9 Hen. VIII.
6 Dec.
Vit. B. III. 188.
B. M.
3823. EXPEDITION against the TURKS.
Summary of [the answer] of the [French King] to the legate [Cardinal Sta Maria in Porticu] at Paris, on 6 Dec. 1517, at the meeting of the marshals, captains, presidents of parliament, &c. after dinner in a great hall erected for the purpose.
The King touched upon his great inclination for the union of all Christendom, his ardent desire to free the Holy Land, his own personal obligations to the Pope, and their particular affinity; "ei prometteva in queste cose [contaril] Turco 40,000 fanti, de quali serriano 20,000 tra Suizeri et lanz[keneti]; altre 20,000 tra Inglesi, Guasconiet Francesi, 3,000 homini dar[me] 1,000 Italiani, 6,000 cavalli leggieri. Crede el legato computando li 2 arcieri per uno huomo darme quella banda d'artiglieria che convenissi ad tale exercito." Francis offered to serve in person, and put himself and his kingdom entirely at the disposition of the Pope. The legate thanked him, and requested him to put it in writing, to be submitted to the Pope and Cardinals as an example to others to do the like. Francis replied he would readily put his answer in writing, as he had already vowed it in his soul to his Redeemer, and now in words to his vicegerent on earth, and he was desirous that processions and masses should take place to secure the favor of God. The legate exhorted him on the part of the Pope to succour Hungary.
Ital, pp. 3, mutilated. Add.: Rmo D. Eboracensi.
6 Dec.
P. S.
3824. For JOHN SAVAGE, of New Salisbury, weaver.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wingfeld. Farnham, 12 Nov. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Dec.
7 Dec.
S. B.
3825. For HEN. WILCOCKES, clk., the King's chaplain.
To have canonry in St. Stephen's Westminster, as held by Wm. Malhome, deceased. Del. Hampton Court, 7 (?) Dec. 9 Hen. VIII.
8 Dec.
Calig. E. I. II.?
B. M.
3826. _ to WOLSEY.
Has communicated with Master Folc, as the King commanded. Before his departure from Paris had been advertized of the affair; but as the English ambassadors had not yet arrived before his departure, has not been able to do anything. Hopes on his return it may be expedited as soon as he can communicate with the King his master. Calais, 8 Dec. Signature burnt.
Fr., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: A Mons., Mons. le Cardinal.
10 Dec.
Giust. Desp. II. 139.
3827. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
There was a great storm on St. Andrew's Day. The Venetian galleys are anxiously expected, and will have a good market. The King longs for their coming, and intends to go to Southampton to make purchases. London, 10 Dec. 1517.
10 Dec.
Vit. B. III. 190.
B. M.
3828. [The BP. OF WORCESTER] to [WOLSEY.]
The Pope has been waiting for his letters to know what the French ambassadors are doing in England. He is afraid of the union of the two powers; has heard that the affair of Tournay has been compounded for 50,000 scudi; and that England demands the guardianship of Scotland until the King be of age. Worcester told him that the epidemic prevented Wolsey from writing. The Pope is still doubtful about the marriage of the Duke Lorenzo with a sister of the wife of the Duke of Albany. He is afraid he will be obliged to comply, as there is no hope from Spain. Chievres has procured the bishopric of Toledo for his nephew, and leans entirely to the French. When the Catholic King would have written letters with his own hand dissuading Henry from all alliance with France, Chievres betrayed it to the French.
Has urged the Pope to perform what he has promised the King in reference to the deprivation of Cardinal Hadrian. He is dilatory as usual. A bull has been issued, citing Hadrian personally to appear within 50 days, but he could not induce the Pope to have it published. He says he will have it done in ten days. He ordered Worcester to tell the King that he would proceed to the deprivation, but he must not wonder at the delay, "quia non desunt, qui bibalia petant." Some have bestirred themselves in his behalf, and have offered in his name that he shall resign the bishopric of Bath and Wells to Wolsey, with a pension of 3,000 ducats, if he will prevent the sentence of deprivation. Told the Pope he did not think the terms would be accepted: the sentence was urged from justice and not avarice. Had the King wished, he might have impounded the revenues of the see by reason of a debt that he owed to Henry VII., but the King will not permit any Bishop in his realm to conspire against the universal Head of the Church. 10 Dec.
Lat., pp. 4, mutilated.
11 Dec. 3829. GAOL DELIVERY.
Norwich Castle.—Sir Th. Windham, Wm. Elys, recorder, Sir Rob. Clere, Fras. Mountford, and Wm. Wotton. Westm., 11 Dec.
Norwich City.—Rob. James, mayor, Wm. Elys, recorder, Th. Aldriche, John Clerk, Fras. Mountford, and Wm. Hert. Westm., 11 Dec.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7d.
14 Dec.
R. O.
3830. THE TURKS.
"Copia literarum rmi d. Legati ad Hispaniarum Regem, ex Cæsarea Augusta scriptarum xxviij. Novembris."
Letters have arrived showing the increase of the power of the Turks. Their fleet will winter at Aulona. The people here (hi), struck with the magnitude of the danger, have deliberated for a whole week, day and night, in their great council, at which his Catholic majesty has been constantly present, and has behaved in such a way as would scarcely have been expected from one of his years. He undertakes by March ensuing to have ready 10,000 Spaniards and 6,000 Swiss, or 6,000 lanzknechts and a fleet, and to serve in person. He wishes the Pope to impress on every Christian prince the importance of this matter. Other princes with his example cannot hold back. Great hopes rest upon Wolsey, "vestraque diligentia."
ii. "Copia literarum rmi d. Legati ad Chrmum Regem scriptarum xiiij. Decembris, Parisius."
Had urged the King strongly for an audience on the Turkish matters. Used all his eloquence to persuade him to an expedition against the Turks, as the Pope anxiously desires. He expressed his great willingness to comply, and to assist in recovering the Holy Land; he would never fail, as he is the eldest son of the Church, in paying obedience to the Holy See; he promised 40,000 foot for the expedition, 20,000 Swiss, English and lanzknechts, with cavalry and munitions. The writer begged that he might have his answer in writing to lay before the Pope and the Consistory; to which the King assented, and determined on a public solemnity for victory over the Infidels. He undertook, moreover, to send assistance to the Hungarians, and an ambassador to their King. When the conference was over, the King took him by the hand, and entered into familiar conversation with him, confirming all that had been said; and upon the writer stating he thought the forces promised were more than needful, Francis replied that in all preparations for war that was the most expedite way of bringing it to a conclusion, and it would be a more potent example to other princes; that he did not require any money for defending the Church, but if he had to attack an enemy out of Italy he would then require two tenths, and crusade pence on both sides the mountains; and would find no difficulty in raising the sums required.
Lat., pp. 2.
15 Dec.
Er. Ep. App. 221.
3831. MORE to ERASMUS.
Makes no doubt that Palgrave has given him More's letters. Is glad to find that Dorpius, who could not be quieted by kind usage, has yielded to sterner treatment. Such is the way with some. Lupset has given More certain sheets which he had belonging to Erasmus; e.g. Julii Genius, De Pueris Erudiendis, &c. He affirms he has nothing else. Linacre will send his translations of Galen to Paris to be printed under the care of Lupset, and is very much pleased at the notice of his books by Erasmus. Lately, in a large concourse of people, the Bishop of Winchester (Fox) affirmed that Erasmus' version of the New Testament was worth more to him than ten commentaries. Expects his Utopia. London, 15 Dec. 1517.
Has sent his letter to Latimer. "My wife desires a million of compliments, especially for your careful wish that she should live many years. She says she is the more anxious for this as she will live the longer to plague me."
15 Dec.
R. O.
After leaving Wolsey, suffered from a great pain in his breast, and difficulty of respiration, which prevented him from visiting him. Was obliged to return to London. Was not allowed by his physicians to go out. Has sent his servant to Spain to advise his Catholic majesty of the resolution taken with Wolsey. Has heard a rumor that he has taken a wife from Portugal. Begs he will expedite the business of Anthony de Vivaldis. London, 15 Dec. 1517. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2. Add. and endd.
16 Dec.
S. B.
For assent to the election of Th. Yorke, Prior of St. Andrew's, Northampton, as Abbot of Whitby, York dioc. Farnham Castle, 16 Dec. 9 Hen. VIII.
ii. Certificate and petition from Wm. Johnson, subprior, and the Convent of Whitby. 22 Nov. 1517.
18 Dec.
R. O.
Ellis, 3 S. I. 190.
3834. COLET to WOLSEY.
Recommends the bearer, the undermaster of St. Paul's School, who has some business with the Cardinal. Will visit Wolsey before he leaves. Begs he will have nothing to do with the doctors: they promise great things which they cannot perform. London, 18 Dec. Signed.
Add.: Ro Dno. Cardinali Ebor., Hampton Corte.
18 Dec.
S. B.
3835. To CUTHBERT TUNSTAL, Master of the Rolls.
To cancel a recognizance of 40l. made by Sir Th. Clyfford of Skypton in Craven, York, Sir Roger Belyngeham of Burnelsede in Kendall, Westmor., and Sir John Lowther of Lowther, Westmor., 1 Dec. 8 Hen. VIII. Fernam, 18 Dec. 19 Hen. VIII.
18 Dec.
P. S.
3836. For JOHN BORNE, clk.
To have the perpetual chantry of Perse Brigge in the church of Barnecastle. Farnham, 16 Nov. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Dec.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 13.
18 Dec.
S. B.
3837. For SIR NICH. CAREWE, knight of the Body.
To be keeper of the manor of Plesaunce in Estgrenewich, of the great garden of the manor, and of Estgrenewich Park, and the tower there, vice Geo. Kene, deceased. Del. Hampton Court, 18 Dec. 9 Hen. VIII.
18 Dec.
P. S.
3838. For TH. CARMYNOWE, gentleman doorward.
To be keeper of Restormell park and castle, Cornw., with perquisites of woods, fishery from Paunchardes Crosse to Dranysbrige, and 20s. 8d. a year. Esher, 3 Nov. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Dec.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23.
18 Dec.
S. B.
3839. For WM. WALLER, usher of the Chamber.
Licence to impark 600 acres in the will of Grombrigge, and in the parishes of Spelhurst, Kent, Withiham, Rotherfeld and Frenthe, Sussex. Del. Hampton Court, 18 Dec. 9 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 14.
18 Dec.
P. S.
3840. For BARTH. JOHNSON of Calais, native of Lucca.
Denization. Farnham, 11 Dec. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Dec.
Pat. 9 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 13.
19 Dec.
R. O.
"Parcels delivered to William Bully for the most reverend father in God, my Lord Cardinal Archbishop and Chancellor of England."
From 11 Oct. to 6 June, to Oliver, Wolsey's servant, Ralph Mylford, William Bully, John Norton and Thomas Bray, crimson and black velvet, black damask, red chamlet, black satin for "night bonnets" and for a doublet for his grace, changeable and crimson sarcenet, black sacenet for linings, and blue sarcenet; also crimson sarcenet bought of William Botry.
"Delivered to Gostewyk."
From 19 Oct. to 10 Jan., to Gostewyk, crimson, tawny and black velvet.
Delivered by Guido Portenary, in the presence of my lord, crimson and purple satin, whereof part of the value paid by Sir John Daunce. Also delivered by the said Guydo to William Bully in Dec., "anno xvo, rich cloth of gold tissue raised crimson counter."
23 July 1515, by Bully's command, black Lukes velvet.
24th day, black velvet for horse harness; the same day crimson velvet for my lord's footmen; crimson velvet for my lord; black satin for a doublet for my lord.
4 Aug., to William Forde, my lord's saddler, by Bully's command, black velvet.
2 Jan., to Richard Eton, Bully's servant, crimson velvet for my lord.
5 April 1517, remnant of blue sarcenet sent to Bully by my servant.
19 Dec., purple satin to William Norrys, by Master Henege's command.
Sum total, 312l. 2s. 2d.
Pp. 3.
R. O. 2. Another copy of the same.
21 Dec.
R. O.
On Wednesday last Sir Thomas Boterwyk, priest, who murdered a year ago a priest near St. Helen's, London, was taken at Langdon, near Dover, and sent to Canterbury Castle. Canterbury, Monday, 21 Dec. Signed and sealed.
P. 1. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal's good grace. Endd.
21 Dec.
Er. Ep. Ap. 222.
3843. ERASMUS to PACE.
Received two letters from him on St. Thomas's Day (this day). Is glad to see Pace's zeal to serve him. (fn. 1) Is sorry for Faber. Erasmus has kept silence for a good reason. Hopes the time is coming when the theologians will have to draw in their horns. If More is with Pace, wonders why he so Pythagorizes. Louvain, 21 Dec. 1517.
22 Dec.
Giust. Desp. II. 139.
3844. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
The King and the Cardinal are away, and will remain till Epiphany. Universal complaints are made of the absence of the court, which is occasioned by fear of the plague. Received letters on the 14th, which he could scarcely read as they were drenched in the strom. Is glad to hear of the new alliance formed with Venice and France. Thinks it will not be popular in England. A report is in circulation that the Catholic King is negotiating a marriage with the daughter of Portugal. The English ambassadors who went to France three months ago have returned re infecta. They say the French will not abide reason. Presses for his return. During the last year his expences have exceeded by one third what they were formerly, owing to the great scarcity of provisions in England. London, 22 Dec. 1517.
24 Dec.
Vit. B. III. 192.
B. M.
Excuses himself for not having written. The Emperor's journey to the south, the uncertainty of the way he would take in going to the Swiss, and the writer's desire for more precise information, have been the cause. Has had many secret conferences with the Emperor, who has heard with favor the proposed treaty between France and England. Hopes Wolsey will have an opportunity of convincing himself viva voce that the Emperor was prevented by stress of circumstances from complying with the King's wishes. The Emperor has been invited by the Pope to join the expedition against the Turks, and is extremely inclined to do so. When he crosses into Africa he will have to pass through that country. The King has many friends in the imperial court, especially Nicholas Zigler and Lewis Maraton. The other occurrences Wolsey will hear from the ambassador of the King Catholic; to whom, however, [Decian] has not written of the Emperor's journey. Linntz, 24 Dec.
Hol., Lat., pp. 3, mutilated. Add.
29 Dec.
R. O.
Is glad to hear from Count Decian, last year resident in England, of the King's friendship. The King shall find it to be reciprocal, although circumstances hitherto have prevented the Emperor showing it. Lynntz, 29 Dec. 1517. Signed.
Vellum. Add.
31 Dec.
R. O.
3847. TOURNAY.
Accounts of works at the castle.—"Paid to 8 laborers, the 15th day of October, for the removing of the stuff out of the castle," 2s. 8d. Payments to the ward of the castle gate for keeping it open to the carters; to Wm. Russell, Christ. Dixson and Th. Grene; to Coppyn, the carter for carriage; for tubs and buckets for the mortar makers; "for the carriage of the timber of the great wheel," 19 Oct., 2s. 11½d. gr.; "to the gauger for measuring 103 great oaks," 8s. 5½d.; to 8 laborers during 6 days, for removing them, at 4d. a day; to the sawyers of the castle, for hire of their engines; to the gauger of Valenshine, for proving 42 oaks by his measure, a crown = 4s. 5½d. gr., and 12d. for his costs for 3 days.
Pp. 4.
ii. Weekly payments of 20 laborers (named) from Monday 24 Oct. to the fortnight beginning Thursday 31 Dec., at "4 paterdes by the day, broken and whole." (The rate in sterling money is slightly over 5d. per diem.)
Pp. 8.
R. O. 3848. TOURNAY.
Estimate of building materials in Tournay fit for the new citadel, made by Adrian Carlier, warden of the stonemen, Gyles Aya, mason of Tournay, and John de Burges, mason at Douey.—Without the gate of Bruill, a hill of lime ashes about 600 muys, 100 feet of blue grit stone and two boats full of common stone. Without the sluice gate, 250 feet of blue grit stone, lime made into mortar, 400 muys &c. Upon the salines beside the bulwark: 5,000 feet of white grit stone. Before the wooden bridge in the place called the Becqueriel, and along the garden to Bourloires: about 30,500 ft. of white grit stone. Upon the ligneau between the two gates of the citadel: 200 muys of lime. Before the church of St. Nicolas: about 600 muys of limes. With many other items.
Pp. 4.
R. O. 3849. TOURNAY.
Cost of making eight lime kilns [at Tournay].—The first kiln contains 12,000 sq. ft., every 1,000 sq. ft. containing 2½ navies of stone, at 4l. 10s. Tournois a navy. 3,000 bricks for vaulting the three mouths of the kiln, at 27s. a 1,000. 12 muys of lime at 18s., and 36 of limeashes at 9s. a muy. 150 tumbrils of sand at 12d. each. To masons, for laying the 12,000 feet of stone, at 20l. a 1,000 feet. Wages of laborers, for breaking the rock and digging the foundation, 10l. &c. Total for 1 kiln, 458l. 3s.; for the 8 kilns 3,665l. 6s. Tournois.
For walls and houses about the kilns, 791l. 4s. 6d. For the old kiln bought from Symond van Hayde (or Heye), lime burner, of Gaunt, 400l.
On the following page the last item is repeated in French.
Pp. 6.
Er. Ep. App. 240.
Is glad of his intimacy with Pace. The letter written by the latter in his cause against Dorpius pleased Erasmus so well that he deemed it better to suppress it. Is glad that his Paraphrase is liked. His Apology was not labored, but written in twelve days. If Mill had been so attacked he would not have thought the defence savage. Begs his compliments to Sampson. Louvain, 1517.
Lodge's Illust. I. 34. 3851. HENRY VIII. to MRS. COWARD, widow, of Southampton
Recommending her to take Wm. Symonds, sewer of the Chamber, in marriage. Written at Symonds' request. Encloses a token, and desires her immediate attention.
R. O. 3852. NICH. BP. OF ELY to WOLSEY.
Thanks him for his goodness the last time he was with his grace. This Thursday complaints were made against his tenant George Whymberg, by John Jameson, the keeper of his hundred courts and others, for causing the undersheriff to execute writs within the episcopal franchise, and commanding the constables to arrest Th. Hykkes. On examining him Whymberg said the arrest was ordered by Wolsey himself, "because he had said that your grace would make a bern, and put therein all common beggars, and brenne them up, but the King's grace would not consent to it without my Lord of Canterbury's advice," and "that my said Lord of Canterbury would not consent to it without your grace were set in a pulpit and brent with them." Hykkes confessed all but the words attributed to my Lord of Canterbury, in presence of Sir John Awdeley and others. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.: My Lord Cardinal of York, Chancellor of England. Endd.
Shrewsb. MSS. P. 7.
Coll. of Arms.
Has received a letter from my Lord Chamberlain, enclosing a complaint of injuries done by Kildare to the Earl's tenants in co. Wexford at Shrovetide last past. He was desired to repair thither by the Chancellor to punish one Sir Richard Brown for obtaining a provision against the incumbent of the house of Selskir in Weyfford. Had issued to him several writs of subpoena, which he disobeyed. Had also in view to reform the enormities and variances between the Earl's tenants and the Irish. It is true he lay in Weifford two days, and paid for every pennyworth he or his company took. Left part of his company four or five days while he went to Waterford, but not so many as reported. Wherever the Deputy goes for the common weal it is usual for his horsemen and galloglasses to have their food in those parts, except at great hostings; otherwise he could not support them, were the King's revenues six times as large. Though his own tenants are thus charged, he seldom troubles the Earl's, except when he comes for their own good, generally for their defence against the Irish. Has no wish, personally, to come among them; "they be the most inordinate and sensual people that I know in all this country, insomuch as unneath there is any perfect love or amity between them." They make confederacies with the Irish to be revenged on each other. It is not true that he impanelled inquests within the Earl's liberties. His commissioners sat "in a place of the cross called Ballyhak" out of the Earl's precinct, where the King's commissioners always used to sit, although they have authority to sit within the Earl's liberties. There was only one prisoner he took out of jail, a hostage taken by John Chever, who obtained a recovery by maintenance of certain lands against Thomas Hays, on which great outrages had ensued. Signed: G. of K.
Pp. 2. Add.
Er. Ep. App. 238. 3854. ERASMUS to EDWARD LEE.
Could not use his notes, because that part could not be got from the transcriber. Sends him Faber's new book. Does not approve of his assertion that any one is heretical who shall say "Christum resurrexisse post tres dies." Criticises the expression μετα χειρος Louvain, 1517.
Er. Ep. App. 149. 3855. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to ERASMUS.
Did not expect to remain in England long after Erasmus' departure. Complains of not receiving any letters from him. Em- ploys his time in reading the Adagia, and some of the letters of Erasmus to Leo X. and others; by which he has made them immortal. Agrees with him in his complaints of the folly of the times. London, 1517.
Er. Ep. VII. 29. 3456. ERASMUS to PETER ÆGIDIUS.
Advises him moderation. Will not leave until he has finished what he has in hand. His Paraphrase is at press. Likes More's poems. If the Galen of Linacre has come from Paris, begs him to buy it. 1518.
Er. Ep. VII. 30. 3857. ERASMUS to PETER ÆGIDIUS.
All that James brought is correct. Has no distrust of Nicolas. Wishes he had known that Pace had been there. Is not much struck with the letter to Dorp. Sends one of his Paraphrases corrected. Lovain, 1517.
Vit. B. XX. 13.
B. M.
3858. [WOLSEY] to _
"Of which subdayne va ... the King's grace and his ... and considerations specified in th ... commend and allow the articles thider ... to the speedy advaunce-of good just(?) ... the entertainment of amity, peace and tranquillity ... and amongst other respects and considerations ... his council, having full affiance, as their writing sp ... in my indiff[erence] and zeal that I ... justice were contented that after examination taken and had by the master of ... whom they also approved to be a man of good conscience and profound ... with the Vice-Admiral to him assistant, and certificate thereof made under my [hand] and seal, restitution should be made to the party without further process ... or tract of time, which consideration, as it is in appearance by the last ... is clerely put apart, for in case they will not now stand to my certificate accor[ding] to their first determination, it implieth a diffidence or distrust, supposing, as it sch[uld] seem, that I were not indifferent or egall, which much toucheth my honor; and under silence to pass such a reproach I neither can ne will."
Publication of the first determination is made throughout this realm, and its subjects have good hope to get justice, of which they before despaired. If the writer, to establish peace between the princes, and redress "such inordinate attemptates," in form above spe[cified], should be forced by their new devices to change the said process "as their owne boke purporteth," it may be thought that either there is no faith in them, or that they desire to sow sedition to his dishonor, and by that means put the King's subjects in despair of any restitution: "which contrived practices, though they have some color [of j]udicial process, yet the consequent of them tendeth only to the [desti]tucion of the King's subjects, by long process, and so finally ... shall be discouraged further to pursue" * * *
Draft, in Ruthal's hand, p. 1, much mutilated.
R. O. 3859. PACE to [WOLSEY.]
"Rme domine, oratores smi d. n. in testificatione amoris et fidei sanctitatis ejus erga majestatem Regiam scribunt ad eam in præsentia communes literas."
Calig. E. I. 120.
B. M.
Informing him that he had detained his messenger who had come to threaten him without a passport, in return for his messenger detained by the Captain, who had a safeconduct. If he had time, instead of leaving in ten days he would stop so long that the Captain should find him a less profitable neighbor than he desired. Saturday evening. Not signed.
Fr., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: Au Cappitaine de Grenczay.
Calig. D. VI. 320.
B. M.
Draft of a commission to Thomas Dokwra, prior of St. John's, Sir Edward Ponynges, Sir William Sandys, and William Knyght, LL.D., to meet in any place to determine disputes between the merchants of the two kingdoms, and all violations of the treaty.Corrected by Wolsey.
Pp. 4, mutilated.
1. "Prests delivered by the commandment of Sir Nicholas Vaux and Sir Edward Belknappe to divers persons in England," viz., to Wm. Lylegrave, Hen. Smythe, Ric. Gybson, Mr. Browne, painter, Johnson the messenger, Humph. Coke, Clement Armeston, Lyall, Wm. Vertue, Cornelis Johnson, Sir Edw. Belknapp, Hen. Salder, Galyon the glazier and to Th. Stoketon. Total, 1,405l. 6s. 8d.; by Robt. Fouler.
2. "Prests to divers persons on this side the sea;" viz., to John Wendebank, for a man to deliver lime; to Ric. Wendebank, for the men of Fynes that draw stone; to Galyon, the King's glazier; to Oliver Trades by Th. Ilam; to John Tybot, for provision of "lyme maundes," &c., at St. Omer's; to Wm. Lylegrave, by Th. Tate and others at Andwarp; to Th. Tate and others, for Vincent the King's painter at Andwarp; to Vincent the painter, for going to Andwarp; to Nich Tyrry; to John Tybot, for glass bought at St. Omer's; to James Hardy, messenger, for John Medwall; to Cornelys, master glazier, for glass; to James Hardy, for his wages; to James Strodes, for timber; to Lyall, Th. Ilam, Tyrry, Th. Wright for canvas for the dragon; Sir Ric. Whetyll, for the camp; Th. Grawte, servant to Ric. Gybson; to Ric. Gybson; to Ric. Gybson, by his servant Ric. Bertelot; Galyon for setting up the King's glass; and to Wm. Lylegrave at Calais. Total, 2,673l. 14s. 4d.
Grand "total prested by Rob. Fouler, as well in England as on this side the sea," 4,079l. 12d. ster.; per Robertum Fouler.
Pp. 3.


  • 1. In a letter of 6 Dec. (App. 216), Erasmus had expressed a doubt of Pace's sincerity