Henry VIII: June 1518, 16-30

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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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June 1518

16 June.
Vit. B. III. 223. B. M.
Appointing him a brother of the Order, and a participator of all its benefits, and submitting themselves entirely to his authority as a reformer. They are afraid of a premunire in carrying out the censures against offending brethren, and the discipline of the Order is rendered nugatory. St. Mary's, Leicester, xvi. kal. Jul. 10 Hen. VIII.
Lat., pp. 2. Add. and endd.
16 June.
Giust. Desp. II. 191.
4232. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
Visited the King at Southampton, who was nobly received by the captain of the galleys. On the 10th "the captain, with the masters and myself, went out of the town to meet his majesty; and on coming up with him, the most noble captain, having halted, delivered a brief Latin oration on horseback, so well suited to the time and place that more could not be desired, surpassing the expectation of his entire auditory, which had no idea that a professor of navigation and commerce could prove himself so able a rhetorician. The reply, by order of his majesty, was made by a councillor, one of the finest scholars in his court." Was told by the Lord Admiral next day, that the King did not wish the crew of the flag galley or any powder to be on board, or any cannon fired, during his visit. Gives an account of the banquet. The King was highly pleased, and expressed his thanks several times. After this, feats were performed on slack ropes suspended from the masts, "to the immense admiration of the spectators, unaccustomed to such feats." Next day the King chose to have all the guns fired again and again, marking their range, as he is very curious about matters of this kind. Saturday the King left Southampton for the Bishop of Winchester's palace. He asked Giustinian the state of the negotiations between the Emperor and the Venetians, who had been greatly maligned. Lambeth, 16 June 1518.
16 June.
S. B.
4233. For the MAYOR and CITIZENS of LONDON.
Grant that all inquisitions by justices shall be taken at Guildhall in the said city, instead of St. Martin's the Great, London, where they were appointed to be taken by King Edward III., except itinerary inquisitions at the Tower of London, and for gaol delivery at Newgate. Del. Westm., 16 June 10 Hen. VIII. Signed: T. Carlis Ebor.
16 June.
P. S.
4234. For WM. ATKINSON, a chaplain of the King's daughter, the Princess [Mary].
Presentation to the church of Nether Shele, Linc. dioc., vice Arthur Vernon, deceased; that church being in the King's presentation by the minority of Geo., son and heir of Ric. Vernon. Monastery of Abingdon, 8 June 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 June.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6.
16 June. 4235. For WM. HEWYS and ANNE his wife, one of the daughters and heirs of Wm. Hartlond.
Licence to alienate the moiety of the fourth part of the manor of Kyngesholme, in the county of the town of Gloucester, to Reginald Mynours, John Skydmore, Walter Ilewes and Maurice Emmond, clk., and their heirs. Westm., 16 June.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2 and 5.
18 June.
Galba, B. VI. 56. B. M.
4236. KNIGHT to [WOLSEY].
The King of Castile's brother landed in these parts on the 15th. This day he enters Ghent along with Messrs. De Bruys, Sempye and Melamboyse. He has been twenty-four days at sea. He chanced to land in the wild parts of Ireland, where his ships were victualled, and he met with a humane reception. This day my Lady Margaret showed Knight a letter from the Emperor, dated Augsburg the 12th, desiring her to inform him if the King had sent his ambassador to the Swiss, and, if not, urging that it might be done. The Swiss had suspended certain diets which they had formerly kept with France till certain communications promised by the Emperor between his ambassadors, the King Catholic's and those of England. A servant of the Duke of Barry, brother of the late Duke of Milan, left today for England. Knight did not see him, though he wished for an interview. Is in much need of money. Ghent, 18 June.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated.
18 June.
Knight's Colet, p. 356.
4237. ST. PAUL'S SCHOOL, London.
Statutes of St. Paul's school, founded 1518. From a book given by Colet to W. Lily, 18 June 1518.
19 June.
Er. Ep. VII. 28.
Has received no reply to his four letters. Francis is in England. Hears that Faber is sorry for his quarrel with Erasmus, and that Budæus is collecting his letters. That sycophant Hypsistrotus is at Antwerp, selling his silly books, which he calls Apologia. He is shunned by everybody. The dialogue De Julio is in great demand. Don Ferdinand has arrived with a small attendance. People say he is very affable, a Latin scholar ad miraculum, and unimpeachable in his morals. Has heard from Sixtinus, but not from More. Antwerp, 19 June 1519.
19 June.
R. O.
The Emperor has written to Madame to hasten the passage of the English ambassadors into Switzerland, and desires him to refer Wolsey to her letters to the King of England and Lalaing's to the Bp. of Helna, the ambassador of the King Catholic. Sends copy of the Emperor's letter to Madame. Begs Wolsey will hasten the despatch of the ambassadors. Has written a letter to the Bp. of Helna of the arrival of the Infant Don Fernando, which he will show to Wolsey. Ghent, 19 June. Signed.
Fr., pp. 2. Add.: Monsr le Cardinal d'Yorck.
20 June.
R. O.
As the King's ambassador at Rome had commended to him, in Wolsey's name, the business of Cardinal Hadrian, had thought it right to give it all the attention in his power. Worcester will answer for his diligence. Rome, 20 June 1518. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. and endd.
20 June.
R.MS. 13 B. II. 295. B. M. Ep. Reg. Sc. I. 303.
Received, on the 10th, Christiern's letters dated Copenhagen, 12 Dec., by Denmark King at arms, who related his commission, and brought letters from Albany in France. He will carry back James's answers to each separate article. Edinburgh, 20 June 1518. Signed: Tallefer pro Paniter.
20 June.
R.MS. 13 B. II. 296. B. M. Ep. Reg. Sc. I. 305.
"ii. Mandata, credita et commissa 20 die Junii, ao 1518, per Regentes cancellarium et concilium regni Scotiæ, Denemarc armorun Regi credenciæ capitibus per cundem, nomine illustrissimi principis Daciæ &c. Regis, in pleno concilio expositis responsiva et dicto excellentissimo Principi referenda."
1. England receives and aids Scotch rebels, who make continual inroads into Scotland. James, therefore, desires the assistance of Denmark. 2. The redemption of the lands mortgaged must be demanded by authentic letters and documents. If desired by Denmark, they will foreclose the mortgage. 3. The Council thank Christiern for his advice, which they will endeavor to follow, for the safe custody of the young King's person. 4. As to the desire of Francis to include Scotland in the treaty which he was about to conclude with Denmark, although there has always been the firmest friendship between the Kings of Denmark and Scotland, they desire to be included in this new confederation. 5. Albany, at the request of Christiern, has pardoned Alex. Hay of Ardendracht, Marquis Mowet, and their accomplices, for the murder of Alex. Bannerman. The Council will therefore restore their lands and goods.
20 June. 4242. For the MONASTERY OF DERLEY.
Assent to the election of Hen. Wyndlay, prior, as abbot, vice John Assheby. Westm., 20 June.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17.
21 June.
Giust. Desp. II. 195.
4243. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
Visited the Cardinal, and congratulated him upon the legateship. He thanked Sebastian for his compliments touching the legation, which he seems to hold in small account, "as, according to what the King told me at Hampton, it is only to last during the stay here of the legate Campeggio, who has arrived at Calais, and is expected daily." He is glad to hear that the Sultan is occupied with the Sophi. Held a long discussion with him of the Venetian exports and imports, especially the poorness of the latter, into an explanation of which Sebastian entered. Advises the Signory to send the Cardinal twelve or fifteen small handsome carpets, of which he is desirous. A French secretary and herald have arrived; to settle compensation for damages between the two nations, as Wolsey says, and the delivery of certain fugitives from Scotland. News is come of the arrival of Don Ferdinand in Flanders. Lambeth, 21 June 1518.
21 June.
Vesp. C. I. 171. B. M.
Wrote last the 8th inst. The King has heard from his ambassadors in England of the "depeche" made to the Provost of Cassell. Henry's conjecture touching the occasion of the Pope's making the truce, is very well taken. The King will do nothing without Henry's advice and concurrence. The legate is arrived at Barcelona, and will be here soon. Henry's remonstrance against the meeting with the French King is also approved. Never saw, either in Chievres or the deceased Chancellor, "any fast ground thereof." Chievres received this morning letters from de la Shawe, dated the 7th, at Angers, saying how he had excused his master from the meeting with the French King, thanking him for his good will; "howbeit the French King took such words and persuasions to the contrary, saying it was not enough to the Catholico, not to suffer him to be revenged against your grace, but that he would also diminish his honor and reputation in Christendom, with the breaking of his promise in the said matter, concluding with many sharp words, that semblable demeanor may not long endure."
The King will take Henry's advice concerning the Pope, and has spoken to his ambassadors for concluding an amity between "you four" and the Swiss. "The desease of Mr. Secretary, and consequently his tarrying at London, is much displeased, howbeit they look that he or some other hath accomplished that journey and charge." Instructions will be sent to the Catholic ambassador about the amity and the marriage.
By letters of the Emperor, 23 May, the Pope had sent the Swiss their pension. The Emperor also asks for Lord Sevenberg, Lord Berghes' nephew, to be sent to him and the Swiss. His instructions are being drawn up. Does not know who will be sent to the election. Chievres says that La Nuca "is left apart for the Lady Margaret's cause," and that Berghes is more inclined to war than peace; whereupon, remembering how well Chievres had heretofore spoken of him, asked him if he had any new cause to complain. He answered "that he went about the pot with him," inferring that he could get no definite answer to his offers of alliance of blood between them. Advises Henry to help the said alliance between Chievres' niece and Berghes' son, which will completely gain Chievres. "The gentlewoman is oldest sister unto the Lord Fiennes' wife, and not of the fairest, but she is neither blind nor crooked." The Dean of Besançon has taken for the present the Chancellor's place. His death is a great loss. He (the Dean?) does nothing without the Council, and particularly the Bp. of Burgos, who seems inclined to serve Henry. It is said the King will place the President of Dola, subject of the Duke of Savoy, and servant to the Archduchess, in the Chancellor's room. The King has appointed Dr. Kaulier, who was sent by Fienes to Henry at Calais, as President of the Council, in place of the Bailly d'Amount, who is dead.
Lord Mountaigne writes that he has been informed that the French King has sent two barrels of money to Amsterdam for the King of Denmark, as Chievres says, to pay 2,000 footmen for a certain time for his war in Sweden. He thinks it may be also for ships against the English. The King is expecting an answer to the letters he wrote to Denmark about Henry. The Emperor also wrote on the same subject. The French King complained to La Shaw of the Catholic King's having taken Robert de la Marche and the Bp. of Luke from his service. The Bishop was gained by a bishoprick, and 8,000 ducats given him by the King, to be held as long as his service shall require. La Marche also had a pension. Chievres is also endeavoring to gain the Duke of Gueldres, as, by means of him and the two just mentioned, the French did great harm to the countries beyond sea. The Bp. of Corduba has renounced his see in favor of the said Bishop, and has a pension until Civilia, worth 15,000 ducats, is vacant.
The King Catholic's ambassador in France writes that the Duke of Urbino promises to serve the French King against Spain and all others, and offers to besiege Ferrara. It is probably an untrue report. Neither the Emperor nor the electors are yet at Augsburg. The temporal elector of Brandenburgh has been promised the younger daughter of Castile for his son, in case her brother is made King of the Romans. The Queen of Arragon is offered to the Duke of Saxony, with 160.000 ducats of moveable goods, and 40,000 of dower. The Earl of Maunsfelde, knight of the Toyson, and ambassador of the Emperor, has gone into Almayn. He was rewarded by the King with 2,000 ducats in plate, and a pension of 500. The French ambassador hears that Don Fernando has landed at Southampton, "saying the King forsaketh his father for every man, with many oultrecuydant and light words, the which thing is not believed." The legate has been honorably received in France, and will be so, when he comes here. The Queen of Portugal will go to her husband as soon as the dispensation arrives.
The peace between the Emperor and the Venetians is taken for concluded. Hears that the Duke of Savoy, after his disappointment here and in Portugal, is endeavoring to obtain the Elector of Brandenburgh's daughter, without the means of the French King. Lord Beaurens, son of Lord Reulx, is now second chamberlain, and will, it is thought, succeed Lord Chievres, when he "lacketh." Chievres advises that the reward for the Chancellor be divided amongst the Lord Monteigny, the Governor of Bresse and the Audiencer. The King will marry the daughter of Hungary as soon as possible. In the realm of Naples, the Duke of Atry and the Prince of Melphy, who were heretofore knights of the order of France, and were restored by the King of Arragon when he conquered the said realm, have been summoned to appear in France, for the reformation of the order, "not admitting their restitution." They have sent hither to know the King's pleasure. He has answered that as he intends them to serve against the Turk, he cannot allow them to leave the realm.
The Estates cannot yet agree about making their oath, wishing to do it with a clause making it of no effect if the Queen, his mother, return to her good wit. The King will not allow this, but wishes it to be as in Castile. Saragossa in Arragon, 21 June 1518.
There is a bruit that the French Queen is with child.
Decipher by Tuke, pp. 6.
21 June.
R. O.
Wrote last on the 8th. Sends the news to the King. Encloses a letter from Chievres to the Lord Montagny, stating the King's pleasure that Wolsey's pension be paid for the time past, and a receiver appointed for the time to come, that there be no delay. His servant Osborn Eccyngham, the bearer, will receive Wolsey's orders. Has had no letters since the arrival of the ambassadors, and has been compelled to borrow money of my Lord of Armagh. Sarogoça, 21 June 1518. Signed.
Hol., p. 1. Add. and endd.
Sends him the letter addressed to Montigny for the payment of Wolsey's pension and Poninck's. His lord will write about it as soon as he has had an answer from Montigny.
Fr., p. 1. Commences: "Mons. l'ambassadeur."
21 June.
Vesp. C. I. 169. B. M.
Sends by Spinelly's servant. The Emperor's ambassadors have gone home through France. He will hold a great Council at Osnaburgh. The Lady Eleanor's dispensation is expected. A legate is coming from the Pope; thinks he will only cross through into Portugal. If the Chancellor had lived, it had certainly been so, as he said that if the legate once had open entry he would rule all the realm. Somebody must be sent to the Swiss. Chievres is now in Spain: the Spaniards consider him a Frenchman; Armagh does not. No Spaniards are in the King's confidence. This cannot last, as the Flemings die daily. The King has been six weeks in Sarogossa; he has been sworn to observe the privileges of the realm, which are not for his honor and profit. This is a very dear place. By his oath he has possession forthwith of Arragon, Valencia, Catalonia, Majorca, Minorca, Sardinia, Sicily and Naples. "These great names, with marvellous multitude of great estates, maketh this great King of small revenues perforce to suffer." Has so agreed with the posts that he trusts his letters will not be long in reaching him. Begs that Brian Tuke may write to the Master of the Posts in Flanders to expedite them. If his grace will remember him with some cramp rings the writer will bestow them well. Saragossa, 21 June. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal's grace. Endd.
Harl. 295. f. 117b. B. M. Draft, in Kite's hand, of the above.
21 June.
S. B.
4247. For TH. MORE, one of the King's councillors.
Annuity of 100l. out of the little customs of London. Del. Westm., 21 June 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12.
21 June.
P. S.
Warship of George, kinsman and heir of Sir Edw. Raweley, viz., son of Edward, son of Sir Edward. Woodstock, 17 June 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 June.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7.
21 June.
P. S.
4249. For TH. WARDE, yeoman harbinger.
To be doorward of Walingford castle, Berks. Windsor, 18 Aug. 9 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 June 10 Hen. VIII.
York.—Hen. Earl of Northumberland, Sir Wm. Percy, Sir John Constable, Sir Jo. Hothom, Sir Wm. Constable of Hatfeld, Brian Higdon, clk., dean of York Cathedral, Hugh Assheton, clk., Christ. Hilliard, Wm. Eleson, Ezachiel Clyston, Walter Grymston, Edw. Rose, Ralph Rokeby, Ric. Smythley, Peter Frothyngham, Ralph Hildreth and Rob. Hodgeson, for the lordship of Holdernes, York. Westm., 21 June.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2d.
22 June.
R. O.
Received the King's letter dated Woodstock, 31 May, with a bill of the yeomen, who receive 12d. and 8d. a day, and an order to discharge certain yeoman of the guard, and put soldiers in their rooms at 8d. a day; the latter have refused to consent, and have left, as will appear by a book sent at this time to Master Marney. There remain at wages 92. Has not yet seen the books of William Pawne for the King's works. Wishes any bills signed by the King not to be sent till he has leave to come over. Wrote to Wolsey on the 1 June of news received by Henry Crossente, who desires a passport for Master Robert Kokborne, with twelve horse, who is waiting for an answer. Begs he may come to England before Michaelmas. Tournay, 22 June. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Lord Cardinal of York. Endd.
22 June.
R. O.
The power of the Turks is increasing every day around them. Every man who can be of use has been called to Rhodes; among others John Rauson, the Irish prior, for whose departure they solicit the King's licence, and letters to the Lieutenant of Ireland to protect his cousin, John Rauson, whom he has left as his deputy, from the attempts of the insubordinate. Rhodes, 22 June 1518. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2. Add.
22 June.
S. B.
4253. For JOHN ERNELEY, Attorney General.
Licence to export 1,000 quarters of wheat, from Chichester or Southampton; the price not to exceed 6s. 8d. a quarter. Southampton, 11 June 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 June.
23 June.
Calig. E. I. II.? f. 124. B. M.
Has received his letters. Understands from his ambassadors Wolsey's singular affection to his interests. Hopes it will be rewarded in the perpetual security of the two kingdoms. Angers, 23 June. Signed. Countersigned: Pedoyn.
Fr., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: A Mons. le Cardinal d'York.
23 June.
Calig. E. I. II.? f. 6. B. M.
Is glad to hear that the person sent is agreeable to him. The King's ambassador has written to say how well he has been received. He is perfectly acquainted with the King's wishes. A suitable answer has been returned to the articles sent by the ambassador. The King of France trusts that by Wolsey's means a suitable peace may be established. He desires the restitution of Tournay for the good of Christendom. Angers, 23 June.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.: Rmo, &c., Cardinali Eborac. primatique Angliæ.
23 June. 4256. For RICHARD the PRIOR and the CONVENT of DRAX.
Protection. Westm., 23 June.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10.
24 June.
Vit. B. xx. 89. B. M.
4257. [PACE] to [WOLSEY.]
"The King's h[ighness received your grace's] letters dated the 22nd of this [month] ... night, and this day commanded [me ... to] answer unto the same, after th ... rede, and diligently pondered eve[ry- thing ... com]prised therein particularly. And f[or the same his high]ness doth yeve unto your grace most sp[ecial] thanks "for the intolerable lab[or] ... nes ye do sustain daily there for the [administra]tion of good justice, which thing, as [his] grace saith, doth not only appertain [to] his honor but also to the commonwealth and ... fecte of all this his realm." The letters from Spain, from [his] own ambassadors and from Spinelly, please him very much, except the intelligence of the French King's attempts to obtai[n] the favor of the electors, to [get] himself made King of Romans. This, the King says, must be "growndly looked [to] and as great remedies used against it, ... be, by good and deliberate counsel, d ... according to the King of Castile ... [The King was v]erraye glad of the safe arrival [of Don Ferdi]nando into Flanders, and also of [the coming of the] Legate to his town of Calice," and approves the assembly of noblemen [b]y Wolsey, as stated in his letter, for his reception. He approves of Wolsey's communications with the French ambassador, and desires to know the details in his next letter.
With respect to the commendations given by Wolsey to the King's book, though he does not think it worthy such great praise as it has had from him and from all other "great learned" men, yet he says he is very glad "to have noted in your grace's letters that his reasons be called inevitable, considering that your grace was sum [t]yme his adversary herein and of contrary opinion." Woodstock, "xxii..."
P.S.—"The King's highn[ess hath commanded me] to advertise your grace that his p ... answer as shall be made to his or ... amongst other things may be ... though the Emperor as well at his being ... with his grace, as at diverse times s[ig]nified" to him he would make him K[ing] of the Romans and Emperor, yet knowing that the King of Castile wi[shes] to get the dignity, he will set aside all such "practice," and help [him] to the best of his power. If the electors should prefer Don Ferdinando to the King of Cas[tile], because he cannot always reside, Henry's wish is "to ... have the governance of Flanders con[ferred] unto him." He wonders at Sir Thomas S[pinelly] writing "that all the ... nothing be contented with the [marriage concludi]dde betwixt the King of Por[tugal and] Lady Eleanor, "for he alleges no [reason wh]ye." The King's wish is to [learn] the truth from Wolsey, if he [kn]ow it. He wants to know also what my Lady Mar[ga]ret has against Don John de la Nuca, which Sir Thomas Spinelly mentions and says he has written of before. The King does not remember it. He wishes to be speedily informed when the Legate will come to England.
Hol., pp. 4, mutilated. Dated in margin: 24 June 1518.
25 June.
R. O.
On Wednesday, the 9th, received his letters by Nicholas Thornton, mentioning the receipt of divers letters from the writer, touching his lordship's cause within the bishopric, Norham and Howedenshire. The day after receiving his letters, appointed a meeting with Roger Lomley, Thomas and Rouland Tempest, at Bemyshe, and declared to them his pleasure concerning the despoils committed within the bishopric by Tynedale and Redesdale men. They are glad that the Bishop has advanced that matter so well forward, and have promised to do what they can. Expects to have 1,000 bills ready against the coming of the judges, and 300 or 400 persons to make exclamation of the Lord Dacre and Rauf Fenwick, which persons shall justify all such bills of complaint as shall be put up. Advises him to get Lords Darcy and Conyers joined in commission with the King's justices to enquire about the despoils. Since they first sent up their bill of complaint, the country has been quiet and no hurt done. The Bishop has won the hearts of all the country by restoring it to order. "Sir Alexander Lyndsaye is great with Edward Graye." Has spoken to him to persuade Graye to submit himself to the Bishop, and to show how Lord Dacre handled him. Has written to the same effect to John Heron of Chypchesse. It would be well to require the justices to cause Lord Dacre and his brothers Sir Christopher and Philip Dacre to be sworn to deliver all evidence that ever came to their hands concerning Grei's lands, as well those that make for the heirs general as males.
Touching Lord Lomley, no good would ensue from taking a suit here. It would be best to send up for him. Will then send the Bishop a book of articles against him, and if he be well handled after his deserving, it will make him and all other hereabout to be well ware how they do misorder themselves hereafter. Monday last Lord Lomley caused six of his servants to cut off a poor man's ears in Chester. Hopes he and they will be indicted for it at the next sessions. On Monday, 21st inst., will keep a sessions of peace at Aukeland, where they will indite all the "Highlands' men" who have committed any robberies within the bishopric, and immediately after will require the deliverance of those persons so indicted who remain under the rule of Dacre and Fenwyk. Has ordered the curates and baylies in towns adjoining the Highlands to proclaim in their churches that all who have cause of complaint against the Highlanders shall appear at Aukeland at the sessions with bills of their grievances; and has caused a like proclamation to be made in all the market towns in the bishopric. Trusts in God and St. Cuthbert that the Bishop will succeed and gain both honor and the hearty prayer of his country. Has found evidence to prove that Lord Conyers, Lord Scrope, Mr. Strangways, Sir John Constable of Holderness, and others who hold lands in Alvertonshire of the Bishop, should pay fines at their first entering. Although they have always been required, they have not been collected either in my Lord of Winchester's time, or any time succeeding. Got the evidence in Yorkshire, seven miles from Creke. Hopes to get as good evidence to show the tenure of all freeholds in Howden and Howdenshire.
There are now ready of the Bishop's store in Stokton 20 great fat oxen at 20s. each, 20 smaller fat oxen at 16s., 30 fat kye at 12s., 200 fat wethers at 2s. 4d., which shall be sent when he wants them. Sends the prices that he may know what they will fetch here. When last at Norham, heard that Sir Cuthbert Ogle had the finest pair of greyhounds in all the country, and a cast of good falcons, and so came home that way and saw them. The hounds are fair and large enough to pluck down the greatest hart that ever went. Did not see the hawks, as his brother is keeping them. He is content that the Bishop should have both hounds and hawks, and they shall be at London within twelve days after Midsummer. Intends to be at Howden on the Tuesday next after Midsummer day, and the next day to be with Lord Darcy, to whom he will tell the Bishop's pleasure concerning the letters he wrote to the Bishop after the departure of the Abbot of Selby. Will be with the Bishop in six days after. Has found men expert in lead mines in Swadale, who have wrought at their own cost in Wardale this half year, and now have found several good veins of lead ore. Has made a bargain with them for all they get, so that he will clear 22s. 8¾d. per fother. They say that a great quantity will be got yearly, and are content to find sufficient sureties to give him 40l. clear profit every year. Has had several men searching, both of Swadale and Wardale, but they never could do any good till within this month, and if they had not fortuned to have found the right vein, they were all fully resolved to have given it up for ever.
Perceives by John Heron that Lord Ogle has good right to the lands he claims in Lancashire, which he says are little worse than 200 marks a year. John Heron made claim to them, and for the release of his title Lord Ogle gave him a lordship adjoining Chipches, of 40l. a year. If Lord Ogle could obtain it by the Bishop's help, could make it sure to the Bishop and to his assigns for ever for very little. It is a convenient time for Lord Ogle to make suit for it, as my Lord of Derby, who was the bearer of the gentleman now in possession, is at present at variance with him. Nicholas Turpyn will show the Bishop the clearness of Lord Ogle's title.
This year has been the hardest, both for rich and poor, for many years. Hay and other store is so scant, from the continual drought last year and the hard winter following, that most of the cattle is dead, and the few left are so poor and weak that no one will buy them. Thirty or forty townships have come, making a marvellous moan because they are not able to pay their farms, and desiring a month's respite, till their cattle be fat and saleable. They have faithfully promised to pay at that time, "and for that respite they reckon themselves bound to pray for your lordship while they live." Consulted with Thomas Tempest, Roger Lomley, Bentley, and others of the Bishop's servants, and determined to give them the respite. Nevertheless hopes to bring the Bishop 1,000l.; and shortly after Lammas a great part of the residue, arrearage and new rents, shall be ready. The auditor will come about Lammas for the declaration of his books of last year and the year before. He was not at this receipt. Hears he has been sore sick, but is now better. Hopes to be at the More on 4 July. If the Bishop is not there or at London, asks that some one may be ordered to receive the packs of money and to count it immediately. Does not want to stay more than two days. Must be at Norham 19 July at the latest, and at Durham on the 27th, for making commissions and writs. Kepyer, 19 June.
Has deferred sending the above, for want of a convenient messenger till now, 25th inst. On Monday last, kept a sessions of peace, where there was the best appearance, both of gentlemen and others, that he has ever seen. Six hundred bills of spoils and robberies committed within the bishopric, since the 1st year of the King's reign, were presented, and expects to have as many more between this and the assizes. As Thomas Tempest has written, will not repeat what they have done. The gentlemen of the country have done their part well at the sessions. After the sessions were over sent a letter to Lord Dacre, of which he encloses a copy, together with the copy of a letter he received from Sir Alexander Lyndissaye on Monday last. Edward Grey was with him on Tuesday, and showed him that Lord Dacre, by crafty means, caused him to be bound in 5,000l. "to release all such lands as the said Lord Dacre could possess him of." Will do what the Bishop wants. John a Bydnel, Dacre's servant, is still in London, with his evidences for counsel. Edward Grey has promised to bring the evidence as soon as his servant comes. Has two brace of fair greyhounds for the Bishop, which he will bring when he comes. Has had much difficulty in levying the money for the last two years, but thinks that he is better paid in his days than were any of his predecessors. Kepyer, Friday, 25 June.
Hol., pp. 4. Add.: To, &c. my Lord of Duresme.
25 June.
S. B.
Reversion of the offices of sheriff, chancellor and chief forester, of cos. Glamorgan and Morgan; constable of the castles of Kierdiff, Cowbrugge and Nethe; steward and forester of the lordships of Ruthyn and Differyn Cloyde; constable of the castles of Ruthyn alias Differyn Cloyde, Mountgomery and Payne; steward of the lordships of Mountegomery, Kerykedeowen, Elwell, Ewas Lacy and Dynas, alias Wallsshe Talgarth; steward of the manor of Okyng, Surrey; and master of the hunt (ferarum conduct') of Okyng Park. These offices are now held by Charles Earl of Worcester, the King's chamberlain. Del. Westm., 25 June 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5.
25 June.
P. S.
Wardship of Edward, son and heir of Thomas, son of John Fynes Lord Clinton and Say. Woodstock, 22 June 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 June.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9.
25 June.
S. B.
4261. For RIC. HAWE.
To be clerk of the peace and sessions in co. Warwick: the Custos Rotulorum of the county to deliver him all records, memoranda, &c. belonging to the office. Del. Westm., 25 June 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2.
25 June. 4262. For EDW. DUN of Horsyngdon, Bucks.
Reversal of outlawry; being sued for debt in the King's Bench, by Sir Lawrence Aylmer, alderman of London. Westm., 25 June.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12.
26 June.
S. B.
4263. For ROB. AMADAS, citizen and goldsmith of London.
Wardship of Richard, son and heir of Sir John Scrop; or, if he should die during his minority, of Anthony, his brother. Del. Westm., 26 June 10 Hen. VIII. Signed: Thomas Lovell—Richard Weyston.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7.
27 June. 4264. For the ABBOT and the CONVENT of NUTLEY (de Parcho Crandon).
Inspeximus and confirmation of a charter of Henry II., confirming to their predecessors what was granted them by Earl Walter Gyfford and Countess Ermengarde his wife, and granting further privileges. Westm., 27 June.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 22.
27 June. 4265. For JOHN TREVET of Wyndon, Somers.
Pardon for accidently killing John Bartelet in April 8 Hen. VIII., as certified by an inquisition taken at Brydgewater Castle, Somers., before John Cavell, coroner for Queen Katharine's liberty of the said castle. Westm., 27 June.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2.
28 June.
R. O.
4266. PACE to WOLSEY.
The King remembers the practice used by the French King at various times to obtain consent of the electors to make him King of the Romans. The King does not wish it; but that the best means should be taken against the ambition of Francis, as Pace stated in his last. He leaves it to Wolsey to devise the same, and the answer to be made to the King of Spain. All at Woodstock are free from the sickness, but many die of it within four or five miles, as Mr. Controller is informed. "The King's highness is not a little glad that his book is so well approved by your grace and other learned men." Wudstoke, 28 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal's grace. Endd.
28 June.
Er. Ep. App. 286.
His mistake in the superscription of the letters for More and Erasmus was of no moment. Will be much obliged to him if he will send the notes on the New Testament he says he pilfered from Grocin. Erasmus will be glad to correct and enlarge Wentford's Dialogi Conviviales. Antwerp, 28 June 1518.
28 June.
S. B.
4268. For TH. LORD DACRE.
Wardship of John, brother and heir of George, son of John Delavale. Del. Westm., 28 June 10 Hen. VIII. Signed: Tho[mas Lovell].
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 33.
28 June. 4269. For ROB. THORNE.
Presentation to the priory or church of St. Mary Magdalene, Barnestaple, Exeter dioc., vice John Pylton. Westm., 28 June.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2.
29 June.
Er. Ep. App. 287.
4270. ERASMUS to MORE.
Is much astonished at the appearance of Pace's book, and had expected of him much better things. Complains of the mention of his own name in a way likely to do him much harm. More is to caution him, "ne consimiliter post abutatur litteris." Has suppressed the letter More wrote in his defence to Dorpius. Antwerp, 29 June 1518.
29 June.
Vit. B. III. 221. B. M.
Understands by his secretary's letters that the King is much dissatisfied with the delay in the deprivation of Hadrian, and has therefore ordered the writer to stop at Calais. Is sorry for the King's displeasure. Thinks there is no just ground for it, and that as the Pope has now been three times informed by Campeggio of the King's wish he will at once comply. Leonard and Philip Frescobald are his ancient friends. Made acquaintance with the latter when he was nuncio in Germany. Recommends them to Wolsey's protection against their enemies. Thinks it will be of great service to them in dealing with their creditors. Calais, 29 June 1518. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2, mutilated. Add. and endd. at ƒ. 218.
29 June.
P. S.
4272. For JOHN SPENCER, of Wormeleyghton, Warw.
Wardship of Richard, brother and heir of William, son of Geo. Catesby; the possessions being in the King's hands by the deaths of the said William and George, and Sir John Risely. Woodstock, 1 June 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 June 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 14.
29 June.
P. S.
4273. For TH. TYLSTON of Whaplod, Linc., alias of Okeham, Rutland, alias of Swynesheved, Linc.
Pardon. Woodstock, 26 June 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 June.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 31.
29 June. 4274. For JOHN NEWINGTON, citizen and mercer of London.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wingefeld, Deputy of Calais. Woodstock, 26 June 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 June.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 5.
30 June.
R. O.
4275. PACE to WOLSEY.
After despatching the post, had further communication with the King of the article for the restitution of Tournay. At the making of it the King thought, "the matrimony might be contracted, per verba de præsenti, ante annos nubiles, quod legibus repugnat; though that his grace doth uppose that the same law is otherwise used in matrimoniis principum quam hominum privatorum; which I do not believe, knowing no reason why; and so I showed unto his highness." He wishes Wolsey to speak to the Duke of Norfolk in favor of Mr. Wise, the Irish gentleman, that he may have a place in the customs at Bristol. "Wudstoke, the last of June, hora quinta diei." Sealed.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal's grace.
30 June.
R. O.
4276. PACE to WOLSEY.
The King has received his letters dated St. Peter's night, and, considering the importance of the matters comprised in them, will meet Wolsey on Friday night at Greenwich, and desires him to have provision made for their suppers; "for he will depart hence secretly with a small number of his chamber without any such persons as should make any provision for him. His pleasure is also that your grace should command such of his wardrobe as be in London to prepare the house for him, with such of his grace's stuff as is in the town at London." Begs he will remind the King of his necessities. "Wudstoke, the last of June, hora 10 noctis."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal's grace. Cito. Cito. Endd.
30 June.
Vesp. C. I. 174. B. M.
Wrote last on the 21st inst. On St. John's day, the King with the company mentioned in the enclosed bill, dressed in cloth of gold a la Moresca, rode in the field with 30 trumpets and 12 atabals, about 6 in the morning. About 8, they came to the marketplace of this city, and played at canes, and again in the afternoon. On St. Peter's day, the Marquises d'Astorga and de Vylla Franca held a like feast; and because of the cost of the preceding day the King ordered that none should wear better than sarcenett. Hears from the ambassador of Portugal that the dispensation for the marriage of Lady Eleanor came on the 28th inst. The King has paid above 15,000 ducats for it. The marriage will take place about the latter end of this month.
"The said ambassador told me that by the means of the persuasions that their Queens shall make unto the King her brother, and by other diligences that been in their arbitre to do, he is in good hope the Catholico King shall marry none other but the daughter of the King his master; and though the Lord Chievres shewe his total inclination to the daughter of Ungria, considering that here is no money to reward the mediators, I care not what I should say thereto, signifying unto your grace that I am credibly informed the said King of Portugal, for to come to his desire of the marriage with the Lady Eleanora, hath promised above 40,000 ducats of rewards, and that greater sum he do offer for the same of his daughter, howbeit I understand the Catholico King hath much fantasy and mind unto the other of Ungria, being of high stature and fair complexion for to bring fair generation."
The Pope's Legate made his entry into this city on St. Peter's even. The King met him outside the gates, and conducted him, between himself and the Cardinal of Tortosa, to his lodging. He had his first audience today. There is news from Oram that Barbarossa, who was besieged in Tremysen, has fled with 100 Turks. He caused fifteen Christian prisoners to make a hole in the wall on the more covered side, when he killed them all, and went away. They were overtaken by 300 Spanish horseman within fifteen leagues, and all put to death for their cruelty. The former King of Tremysen is now restored. He pays 14,000 ducats yearly to the King Catholic. Don Hugo de Moncayta, his captain in the Mediterranean, has taken a "fusta" with 80 Turks, and has retaken a ship of Nixa with 30 Christians and 40 Turks. The Bishop of Burgos says that the Duke of Alba's son shall continue prior of St. John's, as he has before written. The 26th inst. the King heard of his brother's arrival in Flanders, "and of the great cheer he had in Ireland, of the mayor of the town, when he came for their low navigation far of Britanny."
"The Lord Hieronymo Addurno, adverse party of the Fregoisis, the which in the French King's name have the rule of Jannes (Genoa), hath sent hither a secretary unto the Catholico King, showing, without he hath some entertainment of his grace, that he shall be compelled to agree with his enemies; whereto he was answered, that the King is pleased to give him or to his brother the room of chamberlain, with 1,000 ducats of yearly pension: the which matter comen to the knowledge of the ambassador, he went to the court, and made a great alarm, saying by their treaty none of the confederates might take or receive in his service the subject or servant of the other. The King [and] Council coldly said to him again, that the Lord Addurno, having a lordship in the realm of Naples, is their own subject, and that the said ambassador wrongly did complaint, who in conclusion had patience. And for many like matters that daily does occur it is very difficile the amity between them may long continue.
"The Lord Chievres saith to have advertized your grace of the meeting prorogued with the French King, and that for honesty they may not say brekenne, but that he wol at the day follow your counsel.
"Moreover, he declared me how within six days they look for La Shaw out of France, and that at his coming many things shall be known, and your grace advertiss[ed] thereof.
"Item, that a French secretary, named Villa le Roy, was gone in England to your highness, doubting mo[ch] that the Frenchman wol begin some new pratica for Tournay.
"Also, that the Lady Margaret wrote to have received letters from the Emperor that your ambassador was not yet arrived unto the Swissers, wherefore such business do suffer harm and incommodity, desiring her to solicit it; wherefore she demanded of Master Knight if he had commiss[ion] to go thither for lack of Master Secretary; who answered, Nay: for the which cause the King and his Council here been in great thoughts doubting such dilation, and the French diligence shall not hinder your affairs with the said Swissers. The Lord Chievres in the King's name desired me to write unto your highness that your pleasure be to send one or other incontinently; for beside Cortavilla they have sent his despatch unto the Lord Sevenbergh.
"The prorogation of the truce between the Emperor and the Venetians as yet take no conclusion, and as his majesty give words unto the French King touching the election of the Empire it is to be thought the same is paid of like money again. The said Emperor was at Augsburg, and by his writing he saith that he shall not depart from thence without have first obtained of the electors the King Catholico his desire. I pray God it may be so, for many of his cojectis often do fail."
The commons, seeing that many noblemen refuse to take the oath as in Castile, for the sake of obtaining offices, went to the town house, about 10,000 in number, crying "Viva King Charles, and die the traitors;" at which the nobles were in great fear, and sent to the King, beseeching him to take their oaths, only inserting a clause that it was for the indisposition of his mother, which he refused. He will probably gain his point in the end. Saragossa, 30 June 1518.
Hol., mostly cipher, undeciphered; pp. 6.
30 June.
P. S.
4278. For EDW. JAKSON of Rokle als. Roklee, Cumb.
Pardon. Woodstock, 25 June 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 June.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4.