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Henry VIII: November 1518

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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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November 1518

2 Nov.
Mon. Habs. Abthiel,
II. Bd. 73.
4552. HENRY VIII. to CHARLES OF CASTILE.
Is informed by the Bp. of Elna he has orders to return. Desires Charles to give him credence. Greenwich, 2 Nov. 1518. Signed. Countersigned: Meautis.
Fr.
4 Nov.
Vit. B. XX. 107.
B. M.
4553. [HENRY VIII. to KITE ABP. OF ARMAGH.]
"Most reverend fader in God, ryght trusty," &c. Has lately received his letters dated at [Saragossa, 17 Sept.] in reply to Henry's [dated Eltham, 22 Aug.], "by w[hich we wrote of sundry matters of weighty importance to our brother [of Spain] and his Council." His letter is so brief that Henry thinks he has not substantially opened the said matters, or he would have received an answer from the said King. He is not only to touch briefly the substantial points and articles committed to his charge, but [give] in writing the order, forms and manner, with the formal words of the answer made to him on those points; for by the outward declaration of such circumstances the inward mind of princes may be discerned. Is to be more circumspect in future.
It appears by his letter that the King of Castile had decided to send a commission to his ambassador resident in England, as one of the principals to the league concluded between Henry and the French King. The commission came two days after the conclusion was passed. Nevertheless, Henry named him in the treaty as one of [the principal] contrahents, with provision that he might enter the league at any time, much against the wishes of the French. Sends him to show unto the King ... "for remembering the sundry and many regions and [countries in the King] of Castile's possession, to some of which pretence of title is made by ot[her potentates], it is to be supposed he shall have rather need of aid and ass[istance] ... and specially for that he is bound by express article to forfeit N[aples] ... if the treaty of Noyon be broken on his behalf, which is not like ... of France is dead, unless the said King will abide unmarried till ... being an infant, shall come to her perfect age." By the new treaty all the confederates are bound to require th[e French] King to desist from invading the King of Castile, should he attempt it; and if he plead breach of the treaty of Noyon as justifying the invasion, an [article] of this confederation provides that all former treaties, not contrary to the confederation, shall stand; and as the King of Castile is in possession of Naples the treaty of Noyon is contrary to t[he] confederation. In the treaty between England and France for the deliverance of Tournay, a special article was made, at the instance of Henry, for the conservation of the dominions and subjects [of the] King of Castile.
Draft, in Ruthal's hand, pp. 2, mutilated.
4 Nov. 4554. For HENRY LORD CLIFFORD.
Licence to alienate the manors of Herte and Hertilpole, Northumb., to his son Thomas. Westm., 4 Nov.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7.
4 Nov.
P. S.
4555. For JOHN SMYTH, remembrancer of the Treasury of the Exchequer.
Wardship and marriage of Joan and Elizabeth, daughters and heirs of Eustace Fitzherbert. Greenwich, 29 Oct. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Nov.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9.
4 Nov.
P. S.
4556. For SIR RIC. WESTON, knight of the Body.
To be steward of the lordship of Marlowe, Bucks, with an annuity of 4l. out of the issues of the said lordship, on surrender of patent 26 May 1 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 26 Oct. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Nov.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 20.
4 Nov.
S. B.
4557. For JOHN PRYOUR of London, salter.
Lease, for 21 years, of 6 messuages in the parish of St. Sepulchre, ward of Faryngdon, London, at the annual rent of 4l. 4s. The positions of the messuages are described. Del. Westm., 4 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
Signed: John DaunceBarth. WestbyRob. Blagge.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 34.
4 Nov. 4558. For JOHN BATE of Estgrenewiche, Kent.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wingefeld, Lieutenant of Calais. Westm., 4 Nov.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 5.
5 Nov.
Bud. Epist. 6.
4559. BUDUS to PACE.
Speaks of the magnificent preparations made in England on the reception of the French embassy; and the graciousness and munificence of Henry. The Frenchmen on their return were loud in their commendations, and their reports greedily listened to. Praises especially Henry's learning and eloquence. Pace's oration on the occasion. Beraldus is gone to court with the Bishop of Paris, and the King's arrival to receive them is reported. Paris, non. Novemb.
5 Nov. 4560. For JOHN CRAG, M.A.
Presentation to the church of St. Lawrence, Ludlowe, Hereford dioc. Westm., 5 Nov.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2.
7 Nov.
R. O.
4561. LEO X. to WOLSEY.
In behalf of John de Cavalcanti, merchant of Florence, who had been ordained a recompense for a cargo of confiscated alum, through the interest of Wolsey. Begs the remainder of the sum due may be paid him, and has written to the King on the subject. Rome, 7 Nov. 1518, 6 pont.
Vellum. Add.
7 Nov.
S. B.
4562. SHERIFF ROLL.
[Cumb.Sir John Ratclyff,] ...
[Northumb. Christ. Thirkyll,] ...
York.[]Sir [John Ne]vyll, Sir ... [W]oodruff, Sir Th. Wentworth.
Notts and Derby.Sir Wm. Parpoynt, Humph. Hersy, Sir John Markham.
Linc. Sir Th. Burgh, jun., Sir Rob. Dymmok, Sir Rob. Tyrwitte.
Warw. and Leic.Sir Hen. Willoughby, John Vyllars, Sir Edw. Ferrers.
Salop.Th. Vernon, Fras. Yong, Sir Th. Blunte.
Staff.Th. Swynnarton, Sir Ralph Egerton, Sir Lewis Bagott.
Heref. Ralph Hakelitt, Th. Apherry, Jas. Baskervile.
Worc.[Sir Wm. Compton.]
Glouc.Wm. Dennys, Christ. Sydenham, John Whittyngton.
Oxon and Berks.Th. Englefeld, Ric. Norres, Sir Wm. Essex.
Northt.Th. Lovett, John Tresham, Wm. Gascoign.
Camb. and HuntsAnth. Malary, Sir Ric. Cholmeley, Rob. Frevyll.
Beds and Bucks.John Mordaunt, Michael Fyssher, Sir Ralph Verney jun.
Norf. and Suff.Sir Arthur Hopton, Roger Townesend, Sir Th. Bedyngfeld.
Essex and Herts.Sir Edw. Bensted, Sir John Marney, Th. Tey.
Kent.Sir John Fogge, Alex. Culpeper, John C[ri]pps.
Surrey and Sussex.John Shelley, John Dawtrey, Edw. Lewkenour. (These names are struck through, and Nich. Carewe substituted in their place.)
Hants.Wm. Paulet, John Kaylwey, Peter Phylpott.
Wilts.John Horsey, Sir John Seymore, Geo. Twynewe.
Somers and Dors.Sir Edw. Hungreford, Sir Edw. Gorge, Th. Stukeley.
Devon.Sir Th. Denys, Sir John Croker, Nich. Kyrkham.
Cornw.Jas. Erysy, John Chamonde, Roger Grenefyld.
9 Nov.
Giust. Desp. II. 238.
4563. SEBASTIAN GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
Wrote on the 25th Oct. Has done little business since in consequence of his own illness and that of Wolsey. Acquainted the King with the Turkish news, which he "seemed to hold in as small account as if they related to the affairs of India." The Spanish ambassador was to leave today. The English ambassadors to France have taken leave. "They go with very great pomp, rather regal than ambassadorial, endeavoring in every respect to outvie the French ambassadors." The Cardinal has been busy in despatching them, so Sebastian could not discuss the affair of the wines. Laments his successor's accident. Earnestly desires his recall. Lambeth, 9 Nov. 1518.
9 Nov.
S. B.
4564. TREATIES between ENGLAND and FRANCE.
Commission to Charles Earl of Worcester, Lord Herbert and Gower, Lord Chamberlain, to treat with the King and the Queen of France, for a marriage between their son Francis the Dauphin, and the Princess Mary, daughter of the King of England, London, 9 Nov. 1518, 10 Hen. VIII.
ii. Commission to Charles Earl of Worcester, Nicholas Bp. of Ely, Thomas Dokwra, prior of St. John's, and Sir Nicholas Vaux, captain of Gynys, to take the oath of Francis King of France, to the treaty of matrimony of 4 Oct. last. Same date.
iii. Commission to the same, to take the oath of Francis King of France to the treaty of peace of 2 Oct. last. Same date (?)
iv. Commission to the same, to treat for an interview between the King and Francis King of France, and for the comprehension of the King and kingdom of Scotland. Same date.
v. Commission to the same, to take the oath of Francis King of France to the articles in the treaty of 4 Oct. last, for delivering up the city of Tournay. Same date.
vi. Acquittance to Francis King of France, of 50,000 francs, equal to 26,315 crowns of the sun, and 30 shillings of Tours, in part payment of 1,000,000 crowns of gold. Westm., 5 Nov. 1518.
vii. Commission to Sir Richard Wyngfeld, Deputy, Sir William Sandis, treasurer, and John Bunoult, secretary of Calais, and Robert Fouler, the King's servant, to receive the above sum. Westm., 27 Oct. 10 Hen. VIII.
Lat.
R. T.
137.
2. Copies of commissions for the marriage of Princess Mary, for taking Francis' oath, and for an interview between the two Kings. See above, i. iii. and iv.
Harl. 1244. f. 140.
B. M.
S. B.
3. Copy of iv.
Fr.
S. B.
4. Commission from Katharine of Arragon to Charles Earl of Worcester, to contract a marriage between the Princess Mary and the Dauphin. Signed: Katherina the Queene. London, 9 Nov. 1518, 10 Hen. VIII.
R. T. 137. S. B. 5. Copy of the above commission.
6. Commission from Henry VIII. to Charles Earl of Worcester, Thomas Dokwra, prior of St. John's, Sir Nicholas Vaux, captain of Guysnys, and Sir Edward Belknap, to deliver, on payment of 50,000 francs in crowns of gold, the city of Tournay, the abbey of St. Amand, and the castle or town of Mortaynge, to Francis or his deputies, according to articles concluded 4th Oct. last. London, 9 Nov. 1518, 10 Hen. VIII.
ii. Writ to Sir Richard Jernyngham, Deputy of Tournay, to deliver the said city. Same date.
iii. Commission to Charles Earl of Worcester and Nicholas Bp. of Ely to take the oath of Francis for security of the person of the King of Scotland, and payment of the dower of the Queen of Scotland. Same date.
R. T. 137.
B.
7. Copy of the above.
8. Commission to Charles Earl of Worcester, Sir Nicholas Vaux, and Sir Edw. Belknap, to deliver, on receipt of 50,000 francs, the city of Tournay, &c. to Francis King of the French. 9 Nov. 1518, 10 Hen. VIII.
S. B.
Rym. XIII. 656.
9. Ratification by Henry VIII. of the treaty of peace concluded by Thomas Duke of Norfolk, Thomas Bp. of Durham, Charles Earl of Worcester, and Nicholas Bp. of Ely, on the one part, and Guillermus Gouffier, Sieur de Bonivet, Chamberlain to the French King, Admiral of France, Stephen de Poncher, Bp. of Paris, Francis de Rupecavardi, knt., Sieur de Chandenier, Seneschal of Toulouse, Chamberlain to the French King, and Nicholas de Neufville, Sieur de Villeroy, Audiencer of France, on the other part. London, 9 Nov. 1518, 10 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 13.
Rym. XIII. 658. ii. Ratification of a treaty for the marriage of Princess Mary to the Dauphin. Same date.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 4.
Rym. XIII. 659. iii. Ratification of a treaty for delivering up the city and territory of Tournay. Same date.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 10.
iv. Ratification of a treaty for an interview between Henry and Francis. Same date.
v. Inspeximus and ratification of an article, dated 2 Oct. 1518, for the comprehension of Scotland. Same date.
R. T. 137.
S. B.
10. Ratification of V.
11. Ratification of the treaty concerning depredations. London, 9 Nov. 1518, 10 Hen. VIII.
ii. Ratification of articles for the comprehension of the King and kingdom of Scotland.
S. B.
Rym. XIII. 660.
12. Inspeximus and confirmation of the treaty, dated London, 4 Oct. 1518, concerning depredations. London, 9 Nov. 1518, 10 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 6.
R. O. 13. Fragment of confirmation by Francis I. of the above.
R. O. 14. Confirmation of a treaty for matrimonial alliance between the Dauphin and the Princess Mary. London, 9 Nov. 1518.
Lat.
15. "Points of the treaty between Henry VIII. and Francis of France, for the marriage of his then only child Mary with the Dauphin of France, taken out of the original, signed with the King's and Council's hands, and concluded by Cardinal Wolsey and one Nich. de Villa Regia for France, 1518.""This treaty was at Sir Robert Cotton's."
Pp. 2.
ii. Copy of the above."This treaty I borrowed of Sir Robert Cotton, and redelivered it."
Four other articles relating to the same, mentioned before; all in modern hand.
9 Nov.
Vit. B. III. 258.
B. M.
4565. SILVESTER BP. OF WORCESTER to WOLSEY.
The Hungarians excuse themselves for their projected alliance with the Turks, because they are not supported by Christendom. The Pope, Francis I. and Charles of Spain are willing to contribute, and prevent it, if England will. 70,000 or 80,000 ducats will be sufficient. A fleet must be raised to oppose the Turks. Campeggio has written of the splendid games and munificent ceremonials of the court at his reception. Rome, 9 Nov. 1518. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2, mutilated. Add. at . 263 b.
R. O. 4566. [SILVESTER BP. OF WORCESTER] to HENRY VIII.
Arrangements for the expedition against the Turks (?)The Emperor to proceed with the King of Poland by Hungary; the King of France with the Scotch, Swiss, Italians and others by Friuli; the King of Portugal with a fleet to land where it is most suitable; the Pope's fleet to join it or proceed to Dirachium, thence to Greece. Two years and 12,000,000 ducats will be required.
Lat., pp. 2. Add.
9 Nov.
S. B.
4567. For MARTIN DE PYNE of London, merchant, WM. FELOWE of London, and GEO. HAMTON of London, merchant.
Pardon for all offences before 1 June 10 Hen. VIII. Del. ... 9 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
10 Nov.
Giust. Desp. II. 240.
4568. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
This night the Queen was delivered of a daughter, to the vexation of as many as know it;the entire nation looked for a prince. "Had the event taken place before the conclusion of the betrothal that event might not have come to pass; the sole fear of this kingdom being that it may pass into the power of the French through this marriage." Lambeth, 10 Nov. 1518.
10 Nov.
Vit. B. III. 259.
B. M.
4569. FRANCIS [GONZAGA] MARQUIS OF MANTUA, Gonfalonier, to [HENRY VIII.]
Was anxious to send his majesty a present of horses, but when his eldest son Frederic was in France he had parted with his best. Has a new brood, which he thinks will be as good as any, and will send them when they are ready. Would have sent one of his sons into the King's service had he not been visited with a fit of illness. Mantua, 10 Nov. 1518.
Hol., Lat., pp. 2, mutilated.
10 Nov.
P. S.
4570. For KATHARINE COUNTESS OF DEVON.
Wardship of Edmund, son and heir of Nich. Speccot. Eltham, 27 Oct. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Nov.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16.
10 Nov. 4571. For the PRIOR and CONVENT OF MALTON.
Inspeximus and confirmation of patent 6 Feb. 26 Edw. III. licensing them to appropriate the church of Brumpton in Pikeringlith, York. Westm., 10 Nov.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10.
10 Nov. 4572. For WM. HOWELL, chaplain.
Presentation to the church of Kellygaire, Llandaff dioc., vice Wm. Thomas. Westm., 10 Nov.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12.
10 Nov. 4573. COMMISSION OF SEWERS.
Thames.Wm. Abbot of Stratford, Sir Th. Tyrell, Sir John Hungerford, Sir Ric. FitzLewes, Sir John Reynsford, Sir Hen. Wyat, Sir Wm. Compton, Edw. Hales, Rob. Norwiche, Roger Chompley and Geo. Treturn, for the shore of the river Thames and adjacent marshes from Dagenham Beame to "Bowe brigge," Essex. Westm., 10 Nov.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 2d.
11 Nov.
Giust. Desp. II. 240.
4574. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
Communicated to the Cardinal the summaries contained in his letter of 1 Oct., and arranged the dispute between Wolsey and the Venetian merchants. At first he refused to see them; but, on becoming calm, he sent for them and addressed them graciously. They gave him seven very handsome Damascene carpets. Arranged two other disputes affecting some individual merchants. The affair of the wines of Candia is the only thing remaining for him to settle. Also communicated the Turkish news. Wolsey thanked him, and said the Emperor wrote that he was well satisfied with the union. Hears, however, that the Emperor has sent no one to ratify it. The Cardinal added, he would in three or four days give him the articles and letters for the Doge. He then showed Sebastian the clause mentioned in his letter of 24 Sept., drawn up in a more stringent form than before. Said the article was not in the treaty sent to France. Wolsey replied it was not in the schedule of the other articles, but he had drawn it up, and meant to send it to the Doge as a mark of "his readiness to arrange your affairs with the Emperor." Said Wolsey could not know the affairs of their state as well as he himself, and that this provision would give rise to fresh controversy. Wolsey answered: "Enough! enough! matters shall rest as they are." Lambeth, 11 Nov. 1518.
11 Nov.
S. B.
4575. To SIR RICHARD JERNINGHAM, Deputy of Tournay.
To pay to Richard Donolte, yeoman of the guard, late in the retinue of Tournay, his wages, at the rate of 8d. per day, from 1 Oct. last henceforward, in consideration of the losses he has sustained by long sickness and by the burning of his house. Greenwich, 11 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
11 Nov.
S. B.
4576. For WALTER STRYKLAND.
Livery of lands as son and heir of Sir Walter Strykeland, who, at his death, held of Hen. VII. Del. Westm., 11 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 8.
12 Nov.
Giust. Desp. II. 243.
4577. SEB. GIUSTINAN to the DOGE.
Dined with Campeggio. The Legate stated that, at the late diet at Augsburg, the Catholic King had been created King of the Romans, the Duke of Saxony alone dissenting, though it is said he will give a favorable vote at the diet to be held at Frankfort. Campeggio said the preamble of the league purported that it is for the invasion of the Grand Turk; that copies had been sent to the Emperor and the Pope; and that the former answered he approved of the league, and would empower Charles's ambassador to ratify it "for both one and the other." The ambassador, however, is departed. He gave Sebastian information concerning the surrender of Tournay. Campeggio was surprised that the French ambassadors deceived Sebastian about Albany's being forbidden to return to Scotland. The clause was inserted to prevent Francis or Albany sending over any creature of theirs to obtain the Scotch King's wardship. Asked whether "White Rose" (De la Pole), residing in France, had been dismissed. He replied, that a clause provided that rebels should not be countenanced; but a great person had told Wolsey a few days ago that Francis favored White Rose more than before, and had augmented his stipend. He also said that Henry was disposed to make an expedition against the Turk; and that the Kings of England and France were to have an interview this year. Lambeth, 12 Nov. 1518.
12 Nov.
R. O.
4578. [LEWIS] CARDINAL OF ARRAGON to WOLSEY.
Is anxious for an opportunity of serving him. Rome, 12 Nov. 1518. Signed and sealed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
12 Nov.
P. S.
4579. For JOHN DEYE, yeoman of the Scullery.
To be provost of the lordship of Elmeley Lobet, Worc., during pleasure, with 20s. a year. Greenwich, 10 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Nov.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10.
13 Nov.
Calig E. I. II. (?) 170.
B. M.
4580. STEPHEN [PONCHER] BP. OF PARIS to [WOLSEY].
He and the other ambassadors to England have returned to France with (fn. 1) the Admiral of France. Have explained to the King their honorable reception, and the good disposition of the King and Cardinal. Francis is resolved to be guided by Wolsey, and desires a meeting with Henry. It is impossible to express the satisfaction felt by the Queen and the Duchess. The King is resolved to go to Paris to receive the English ambassadors, although he had previously decided on wintering elsewhere. Had received letters from England of the starting of the English ambassadors on the 10th. Has seen Wolsey's letters to the King, the Grand Master and the Admiral. The King is greatly incensed against those who have committed depredations on the English merchants. Has ordered punishment of the offenders. The Grand Master will write to this effect. Wolsey will never repent of his endeavors. The Admiral is at Paris to be healed of the wound in his head. Can write no more, being on the point of departure. "Carnoti, die xiii. Novembris."
Hol., Lat., pp. 2, mutilated.
14 Nov.
R. O.
4581. BONNYVET to WOLSEY.
Has received his letter dated Westminster, 10th Nov., and sent it to the King, who has replied, as Wolsey will see, that nothing for the last ten years has given him greater pain than these robberies. He will immediately take measures to punish the guilty. Since his return from England has remained at Paris to recover from his "mal de teste." Sends 20 puncheons of vin d'Ay, which he has found very good. "Your wines have not succeeded this year" (voz vignes nont gueres bien rencontre ceste annee). Paris, 14 Nov. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: Mons. le Cardinal Dyort.
15 Nov.
R. O.
4582. NIC. [WEST] BP. OF ELY to WOLSEY.
Arrived at Dovor Saturday the 13th, at Calais on the 16th, "the sickest passage that ever I had." Waits for his horses. Has visited his charge. "And where in our instructions is contained that the ambassadors or two of them should deliver the city of Tournay, the commission is given to my Lord Chamberlain, Sir Nicholas Vaux, and to Sir Edward Belknap, and my Lord of St. John's is left out." Has been informed that De Lingney "will be torn with wild horses," rather than deliver Mortaigne without the command of my Lady Margaret. Does not believe it. Will in this matter follow such certificate as Wolsey may send. Calais, 15 Nov. Signed.
Pp 2. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal's grace, Legate, &c.
15 Nov.
S. B.
4583. For RALPH CULCHETH of Pemberton, Lanc.
Pardon for stealing on 21 Dec. 8 Hen. VIII., at Overhilton, Lanc., a cow belonging to Nich. Bolton, for which he was sentenced to be executed. Del. Westm., 15 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
17 Nov.
S. B.
4584. To CUTHBERT TUNSTALL, Master of the Rolls.
To cancel five recognizances made 9 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII., viz.: 1. for 800l., by Sir John Arundell of Lanhern, Cornw., and Elizabeth Lady Fitzwaren of Stepenhith, Middx., widow; 2. for 400l., by the said Sir John, and Udy Gooff, de Sancta Columba, alias ... Cornw.; 3. for 400l., by the said Sir John, and John Skewys of Lyncolnesyn, in Chauncerie Lane, London; 4 and 5. for 400l. each, by the said Sir John. Greenwich, 17 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
17 Nov.
S. B.
4585. For TH. AP ROBERT.
Lease, for 21 years, of the manor of Trillek, and the hamlets of Pennergoly and Penneallt, in the lordship of Trillek, marches of Wales, parcel of the earldom of March, at various annual rents. Del. Westm., 17 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 22.
17 Nov.
S. B.
4586. For JOHN TENDRYNG.
Lease, for 21 years, of all lands and tenements called Colver Colfox, in the lordship of Boreham, Essex, at an annual rent of 11l. 6s ... d., and 40s. increase. Del. Westm., 17 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
17 Nov.
P. S.
4587. For ROB. SHETFFORD of London, grocer, alias of Feversham, Kent, vintner.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wyngfe[I]d, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 7 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
18 Nov.
Vesp. C. I. 219.
B. M.
4588. SPINELLY to HENRY VIII.
Since writing on 31 Oct. has heard that Charles is informed, by letters of 15 Oct. from his ambassador, that a treaty has been formed with France, notwithstanding the efforts made by the ambassador for a delay of two or three days to obtain his master's power, which arrived the day after; and that, although he was solicited to enter into the general peace, as he considered he had not been present at the communications, and that the Pope was in the same case as the Catholic King, he refused to proceed without instructions. By letters of the 24th, it appeared that he had taken his leave, which gave the King's Council great satisfaction.
The King, by the secretary John de la Saulche, who left for Flanders six days past, has ordered Lord Berghes and Mons. de la Roche to prepare for their embassy to England. Believes they will be commissioned not only to join the general peace, but to inquire what trust they may have with Henry; on their being assured of which, Spinelly thinks their new practices with France will cease, according to the desire of all who are in authority; otherwise they will make a new treaty with France, "the which cannot be but prejudicial unto them and their friends, appearing thereby mistrust amongs you two against all reason." If the French King perceive this, he may be inclined to break the peace, which Spinelly urges both Henry and Charles to observe as strictly as possible.
As touching the Emperor's power, the secretary is to go in all diligence to his majesty to get it sent to the Lord Berghes, who, if he accept the charge, will be with Henry this Christmas. From what Chievres has told him of the affairs between Lord Berghes and him, thinks the alliance of his niece with the Lord Walleyn is concluded. If this be the case, the King's business will succeed the better; and Henry will be pleased, as the Lord Berghes is very well disposed towards him. The Emperor has sent his power to the Bp. of Helna for the general peace, on condition that the Venetians be excluded. The Pope's nuncio says Chievres will go to Narbona to meet the Grand Master of France. Yesterday, having dined with Chievres in company with the Bp. of Burgus, the Lord Fonseca and the Great Commander of Castile, heard that the King had in Naples 1,200 spears and 800 jenets. 600 gentlemen of the realm will be taken into wages, and 700 spears and light horses, with 10,000 foot, sent thither, with 6,000 Swiss or Almains from Trieste, to resist the Turks; if not so employed, these forces will be sent against the Moors of Africa. Saragossa, 18 Nov. 1518.
Hol., partly in cipher, deciphered by Tuke; pp. 5. Add.: [To the K]ingis most noble grace.
18 Nov.
S. B.
4589. For ROGER WODWARD, alias STABLE, of Kynwaston, laborer.
Pardon for stealing 8s. from Wm. Egynton's house at Kynwaston. Del. Westm., 18 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
20 Nov.
Vesp. C. I. 222.
B. M.
4590. KITE ABP. OF ARMAGH and LORD BERNERS to HEN. VIII.
The King is yet at Saragossa. The Turk is marching from Constantinople to a city of his own, only sixty miles by sea from the kingdom of Naples. Has ready 1,200 spears in Naples; is sending thither 800 more, and 10,000 Spanish foot; also 6,000 Swiss, if he can obtain them, or Almains, to take passage at Trieste. He has in Naples 800 genets, which he will increase to 1,500; and has ordered 600 spears to be put in wages, "of the gentlemen of Naples." If this army be not required against the Turk, it will be sent immediately against the Moors in Africa. Chievres, who told them the news, waits letters from Henry about the delivery of Tournay, and the matters between his grace and the French King. The King here has full confidence in Henry, though he grudged a little the delivery of Tournay. With this post they say a commission shall be sent into Flanders to enter the league with England in the King Catholic's name. It is said Berghes will convey it. Saragossa, 20 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.: To the King's grace.
20 Nov.
R. O.
4591. The SEIGNEUR DE BOISSY to WOLSEY.
Has received Wolsey's letter by his brother, the Admiral. Hopes he will persevere in his efforts to promote the alliance between France and England; for the French King is determined to keep what has been agreed to by the said Admiral and his other ambassadors. Will serve Wolsey as he would the Cardinal his brother. Paris, 20 Nov. Signed.
Fr., pp. 2. Add.: Mons. le Cardinal d'Yort, Primat, Legat en Angleterre.
20 Nov
S. B.
4592. For ADAM PENYNGTON.
Wardship of Thomas son and heir of Ralph Derby, who held of the King as of the honor of Richmond. Del. Westm., 20 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10.
21 Nov.
R. O.
4593. The EARL OF WORCESTER, BP. OF ELY, and T. DOCWRA, to HENRY VIII.
Reached Dovor on the 13th. Sunday the 14th, crossed to Calais, leaving at Dovor most of their horses and luggage. Sent the ships back on the 15th, hoping they would have returned with their baggage by Friday, but they were caught in a storm, and much injured, as will appear by a bill enclosed. Six of the fleet were repaired, and returned to Calais on the 18th, but were compelled to leave more than 140 horses behind with some of the gentlemen. Cannot proceed on their mission for the present. Have called before them the shipmasters, desiring them to return to Dovor, and bring over the rest of their retinue. Have written to the Cardinal. Calais, 21 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.
ii. List of the ships injured.The Harry, The Michael, Barbara Foch, The Anne, The George, The John Fynnyas, and The George Cokkes.
21 Nov.
Calig. D. VI. 34.
B. M.
4594. The EARL OF WORCESTER, BP. OF ELY, and T. DOCWRA, to [WOLSEY].
Came to Dover on the 13th, shipped as many of their horses and stores as they could find accommodation for, and crossed to Calais on Sunday the 14th, where they unladed the vessels the same day, and sent them back on Monday to Dovor, hoping for their return with the remainder of the horses on Thursday or Friday. Owing to strong winds from the S.E. "some were perished and drowned, some broken, and the residue sore hurt," as appears by a bill enclosed, sent from the mayor of Dovor. Six vessels, however, were diligently refitted, and sent over on Friday, and crossed, not without great danger, with part of their stuff and horses: they are still compelled to stay at Calais till the rest arrive. Request that the Marshal of Tournay may have authority in writing to give free passage to England to those who come from Tournay. Has been informed of the King's wishes, but declines to act without a warrant. Desire to know what answer Wolsey has received from Flanders as to Mons. de Lingney's affairs, and be informed about the conveyance of the King's ordnance, and what answer has been received from the French King about the depredations committed at sea.
Mr. Mewtys thinks Ponynges has a copy of the patent gi[ven by Mons.] de Lingney for the castle of Mortayne, by which he is bound to allow the King at all times to put as many Englishmen into it as he chooses, and also deliver it up to the King when required. My Lord Chamberlain is confident of this latter clause. They advise Wolsey "to call the said copy" into his hands, and send them a copy; "for, as we hear say, he is very obstinate." Calais, 21 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 4, mutilated.
22 Nov.
Galba, B. v. 341.
R. O.
4595. BP. OF HELNA to [WOLSEY].
After leaving Wolsey certain things occurred to him, which he could not communicate in consequence of his occupation and his ill health. Has arranged for the restitution of woad (quorundam pastillorum) to be made by the Duke of Suffolk to certain Spanish merchants, as the Deputy of Calais will inform him. Is sorry to find that the Duke is intractable, and that he must refer to Wolsey to interpose with the Duke and satisfy the merchants for the delay. Begs he will send an acquittance for the payment of Wolsey's pension. Bruges, 22 Nov. 1518. Signed: Helnen. Ep.
Lat., pp. 2, mutilated.
23 Nov.
R. O.
4596. FRANCIS I. to HENRY VIII.
The papal legate in England will have informed him of the danger of Christendom from the Turk, and the Pope's wish for a universal peace. Sent a proxy to the Duke of Urbino and to the French ambassador at Rome to enter into the truce, which, in consequence of the Duke's absence, did not take effect. If Henry is willing, their ambassadors at Rome may have powers committed to them to conclude together. Paris, 23 Nov. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
23 Nov.
R. O.
4597. BONNYVET to WOLSEY.
As the French King, his mother and the Grand Master write to Wolsey, will only say that there is no Cardinal in the world who has more influence with them. Hopes he will alway maintain the alliance. Has sent the 20 puncheons of wine to the Treasurer of Calais. Paris, 23 Nov. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: Mons. Cardinal Dyort.
23 Nov.
S. B.
4598. For JOHN WESTCLYVE.
Pardon and release, as collector of customs in the port of Sandwich; and to his sureties (named). Del. Westm., 23 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10.
23 Nov.
P. S.
4599. For ANTH. EMBERS, of the Household, WM. BARTILMEWE, cook in the Abbey of Bury, and JOHN DYGON, smith, all of Bury St. Edmund's.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 17 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 1.
24 Nov.
S. B.
4600. For JOHN FAZACURLEY.
Licence to import 400 tuns of Toulouse woad and Gascon wine. Del. Westm., 24 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 5.
24 Nov. 4601. For JOHN WOMBEWELL of Northflett, Kent.
Reversal of outlawry; sued for debt in the King's Bench by Wm. Smyth, brewer, executor of Rob. Hall, citizen and haberdasher of London. Westm., 24 Nov.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10.
25 Nov.
P. S.
4602. For the MAYOR and BURGESSES of NEWCASTLE ON TYNE.
Annuity of 20l., during pleasure, out of the great customs in the port of that town, for the repair of the bridges and walls, in consideration of their services against James late King of Scotland, and the aid granted to Thomas Duke of Norfolk, late Earl of Surrey, and their great expences in defence of the marches towards Scotland; it being found that the patent 11 Dec. 1 Hen. VIII. was invalidated by the act of resumption. Greenwich, 20 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 11.
25 Nov.
P. S.
4603. For TH. CARVANYELL, page of the Private Chamber.
Annuity of 10 marks out of the issues of the manor of Denbigh, alias Denbighland, North Wales. Greenwich, 6 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10.
25 Nov.
S. B.
4604. For MARG. NELE, alias ENGLISSHE, of London.
Pardon and release,as widow and executrix of Anth. Nele, of the Household, and clerk of the works at Calais, and as widow and executrix of Th. Englisshe, serjeant of the Poultry to Henry VII.,of all debts previous to 10 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4.
25 Nov.
P. S.
4605. For WM. BURWELL of London, mercer.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wingfeld, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 23 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Nov.
26 Nov.
R. O.
4606. NAVY ACCOUNTS.
Payments by John Hopton, clk., comptroller of the King's ships.
To carpenters and caulkers working on the following ships in the Thames, from 4 Sept. to the last day of, 8 Hen. VIII.; viz., The Mary and John, Wm. Bischop, keeper; The Kateryn Fortoleza, Wm. Booker, purser; The Kateryn Galle and The Rosse Gallee, Mich. Muffet, purser; The Grett John Baptist, Wm. Tolle, keeper; The Grett Galey, John Rogers, master, 8l. 8s. 3d.For making a shed for keeping dry the King's ordnance at Depfford Stronde, with the wages of mariners who conveyed in the ordnance, and for drying the cables and ropes "that were wet by the great and high tide that was upon St. Stephen's Day," 26 Dec. 1516, in the storehouse at Herethe, 5l. 3s. 11d.For rigging and preparing The Ane Galand, going to Spain, freighted by Harry Patmer, merchant of London, 4 Sept. 8 Hen. VIII., 38l. 11s. 11d.; and to Jas. Stonharde, purser, for costs and victuals from 4 Nov. 1516 to 6 Jan. following, 16l. 13s.To gunners in The Herry Grace Diew, The Gabirell Riall and The Kateryn Fortun, "for the surety of them in the time of our sovereign Lord's being far out on his progress from the said ships," 50s.To John Lawden, 4 Oct. 1515, for hire of his cellars and loft and for boards, 4l. 7s. 4d.For caulking The Grett Barke, Rob. Longmede, master; The Lesse Barke, John Raven, keeper; The Swallow and The Swepstacke, Ric. Gogh, keeper; The Kateryn Galey and The Rosse Galey, 17l. 12d.For conveying ordnance from Hampton Water to the storehouse at Depfford, 9 Jan. 8 Hen. VIII., 5l.For bringing The Great Nycolas out of her dock near Wolwiche, and into her dock at Depfford Stronde, 16 March 8 Hen. VIII., 14l. 3s. 5d.
For making a raft for 14 great masts, 8 June 9 Hen. VIII., to be towed by The Trynyte Gonsson from Derkmowth to Hereth, 27l. 6s. 5d.To Eliz. Thomas of Hampton, for house rent, pitch, &c., 8l.To Rob. Longmed, master of The Alys of Depford, for tonnage and wages of mariners, 11l. 10s.To Jas. Stonharde, merchant of Sowthampton, for conveying the said pitch aboard ship, &c., 28s. 7d.Costs in recovering stuff from The Ane Galand, "which was lost at Galisie in the port of Mongeoye," 3l. 3s. 9d.For caulking The Henry Grace Dyew, The Grett John Baptist and The Grett Barbara, from Jan. to Aug. 1517, 13l. 6s. 8d.For caulking The Herry of Hampton, (Simon Lychelate, keeper,) Sept. and Oct. 8 Hen. VIII., 8l. 7s. 3d.For caulking (Oct. 9 Hen. VIII.) The Grett Galley, 27l. 11s. 10d.; The Peter Pomgarnote, 12l. 10s. 5d.; The Grett Barke, 7l. 2s. 6d.; The Mary Rosse, 15l. 3s. 7 1/2d.; and The Lesse Barke, 112s. 10d.For "making up higher of the doors with brick, lime and sand of the storehouse" at Erethe, "for keeping out of the high tides; for at every tide afore there was 2 foot deep of water in the said storehouse," 15l. 4s.For expences on the dock of The Soverayn, 17s. 6d.Stopping a leak in The Mary and John, 4s. 7d.
For bringing The Henry Grace Dew, The Gabryell Riall and The Kateryn Fortone out of Barkinge Creek, 8 March 9 Hen. VIII.; and for rigging and caulking the same ships, 65l. 5s. 5d.To John Barton, laborer, for making the dock of The Gabriell Riall, 30l.Wages of carpenters and caulkers working upon The Kateryn Forton, (Wm. Bokar, purser,) March to August 1518, 97l. 2s. 2d.To carpenters and caulkers working on The Henry Grace Diew, (Wm. Tolle, boatswain,) March to May 1518, 57l. 17s. 7d.To carpenters hewing timber in the woods of Essex; for carriage of stores and timber from Mr. Badby's ground in Essex to Porflett; to carpenters hewing timber in Bexseley Park, and in Sir John Gainsforde's park in Essex, to moor The Gabryell Riall in her dock at Hereth; for caulking The Gabrielle Ryalle in Barkinge Creke, 3 April 1518; to carpenters hewing timber in Hereth Park, 16 Nov. 1518; and for caulking The Gret John Baptist and The Grett Barbara, 93l. 15s. 5d.For caulking The Mary George, The Peter Pomgarnot, The Mary Rosse, The Gret Barke, The Lesse Barke, The Mary John, the two rowbarges and the two galleys, from 5 Aug. to 26 Nov. 1518, 75l. 2d.
Pp. 78, large paper.
26 Nov.
R. O.
4607. TOURNAY.
Account of the negotiations of Huo France (French) with certain merchants in Hainault, and the profits made by him to the prejudice of William Paon (Pawne).
i. For coals for the limekilns of Tournay, and iron delivered by Mons. de Barbanchon in the years 1516 and 1517, down to 2 Oct.
ii. Copy of a letter from to Master Pawn, stating that Brabanchon was offended with French for showing Pawn more civility than himself,that French would spend an cu d'or to have Pawn's company, and another cu d'or or two after supping with him,that he had brought little iron (peti fer), which cost him but half "de celuy de la buissure," which he sold "aupres dub't, et avec ce volu faire tapper lensaigne de la buissiere dessus." Not long ago the said Lord's father caused a man to be beheaded for such an offence, though he had good friends. And the said Lord advised Thomas Hal several times to give Pawn warning, which he has not done.
iii. Other complaints against French; for extortion and non-payment of debts to Adrien Liegoys, Quinto and 50 others.
iv. Account of lime from the kiln of Ghent, and of ashes sold, from 12 Aug. to 26 Nov. 1518, for the bulwark without the "Porte Vallechenoyse," &c., paid by Jaquimart Buissart.
Fr., pp. 13.
26 Nov.
S. B.
4608. For ELLEN COPLAND, JOHN COPLAND, junr., and RIC. GRESSHAM, and WM. LOCKE of London, mercer.
Release, as relict and executors of Wm. Copland of London, merchant tailor, and late purveyor of habiliments for the wars, of 8,600l. received from Sir John Daunce; 3,774l. 18s. 9d. from Sir Gilbert Talbot, late Deputy of Calais; 1,200l. from the Mayor, Constable and Society of the Staple of Calais; 475l. 18s. 4d. from Sir Sampson Norton; and 420l. from John Calvocaunt, stranger. Del. Westm., 26 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
26 Nov.
P. S.
4609. For WALTER and THOMAS FORSTER.
To be comptroller of the works in England, during pleasure, with a livery annually, and the houses, lodges, gardens, &c. pertaining to the office; on surrender by the said Walter of patent 26 June 1 Hen. VIII. Eltham, 24 Oct. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 11.
26 Nov.
P. S.
4610. For ROGER RADCLIF, gentleman usher of the Chamber to Katharine the Queen Consort.
Annuity of 10l. out of the issues of the lordships of Greteham and Cotesmore, Rutland, on surrender of patent 20 Dec. 3 Hen. VII., granting the same to Sir Maurice Berkeley. Greenwich, 6 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 31.
27 Nov.
S. B.
4611. For RIC. WYKES.
Livery of lands as kinsman and heir of Wm. Wykes, viz., son of John, brother of the said Richard. (fn. 2) Del. Westm., 27 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII. Signed: T. Ne[vyle].
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 8.
27 Nov.
P. S.
4612. For JOHN ARNEY, citizen and mercer of London.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir. Ric. Wyngfeld, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 17 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 5.
28 Nov.
B. M.
4613. The EARL OF WORCESTER, BP. OF ELY, and DOCWRA, to [WOLSEY].
Left Calais for Boullayne on Saturday 27 Nov. Having been previously informed by Mons. de la Fayette, captain of Bullayn, that he could not lodge their whole number "in clene howses" without danger, desired Master Vaux to take a certain number of gentlemen with him from Guisnes, and meet them at Mooterell on Monday the 29th, whence they will proceed to St. Denis, which they hope to reach on Saturday 4 Dec., albeit the ways be very deep and foul. Half a mile from Boulogne they were met by the said Captain, now Seneschal of Boullayne and Boulleneys, who conveyed them to their lodging, where the inhabitants presented them with sheep and fowls. At their first entry they were also met by the French King's "fowryers," and were told the shortest way to St. Denis was from Abeville to Boyves (Beauvais). The Captain would accompany them to Amyas, where they would be met by Mons. de Dorvall. The Captain also entertained them on Sunday (this day) at the castle, and ordered the gates of the town to be always opened to them, and made "great triumph with shooting of guns," both at their entry into the town and to the castle. In an interview with my Lord Chamberlain he said the French King was much displeased at "these spoils and robberies done by the sea upon the King's subjects," and had sent Mons. de la V ... into Britanny, other commissioners into Normandy and Guienne, and with two presidents of the parliament, to attach the depredators, their abettors and all who bought any of the stolen merchandise, and to seize their goods. He said his master would see that the King's subjects had restitution, with interest, to the uttermost penny, and had written to the King with his own hand upon the subject. Worcester and his fellows will not trust this report till they see "the effect thereof follow," and desire to know if the report be true. From Tournay and Flanders they hear nothing but evil bruits. Tomorrow, "the Calseye" being so foul and deep that it is impassable, they will ride over the haven at Boulogne, and pass by the sea side on their way to Mooterell. The Dauphin is at Bloyes, in good health. "Written in haste at Bullayn," 28 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 3, mutilated. Add.: To my Lord Ca[rdinal's] grace, Legate d[e latere], and Chanc[ellor of] England.
28 Nov.
P. S.
4614. For TH. CLIFFORD of Canterbury.
Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wingfeld, Deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 21 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Nov.
Fr. 10 Hen. VIII. m. 5.
29 Nov.
Vesp. C. 1. 224.
B. M.
4615. SPINELLY to WOLSEY.
Besides what he has written to the King, hears that the Pope has expressed his satisfaction with the particulars of the treaty, but not with the manner of doing it; by which it is thought he considers himself slighted, as the Bp. of Helna also thought. Advises that the matter be passed over in silence. Chievres is much gratified, and has promised to procure Wolsey's pension for the half year. Spinelly is pleased with the Emperor's letter to Wolsey. People here are glad that the King is going to send an ambassador to his majesty.
Thanks Wolsey that "my lords ambassadors" are recalled. Will always be true to the King and him, like "a fetyphull and bownding servant," and desires that his diet be augmented to 20s. a day, and the money advanced half yearly. Has already been obliged to borrow, as my lords ambassadors know, on account of his great expenses, having frequently to receive the chief secretary, the Lord Chievres' secretary and others, at dinner and supper.
Desires to obtain "some park or domicile about London of the King's gift, to the intent that when I shall come into England I may have a little hole for to live in the residue of the time that shall please God to keep me in this world." Saragossa, 29 Nov. 1518.
Hol., partly in cipher, deciphered by Tuke; pp. 3. Add.: [To my] Lord Cardinal's grace.
29 Nov.
S. B.
4616. To CUTHBERT TUNSTAL, Master of the Rolls.
To cancel 29 recognizances, made by Sir Rob. Sheffeld of Westboterwyke, Linc., deceased, and Robert his son and heir, 4 Sept. 8 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 29 Nov. 10 Hen. VIII.
30 Nov.
Calig. D. VII. 38.
B. M.
4617. The EARL OF WORCESTER, BP. OF ELY, DOCWRA and VAUX to [WOLSEY].
Came to Moterell on the 29th, accompanied by Mons. de Fyett, Seneschal of Boulogne, who there received letters from the French King (a copy of which is enclosed) desiring him to detain them a day upon the road, as Mons. Dorvall could not meet them at Amiens before Thursday. They accordingly agreed to spend on Tuesday, St. Andrew's Day, at Mooterull, where many of their company were very ill lodged. Will ride to Abevill on Wednesday, when the Seneschal expects to be able to tell them the French King's pleasure what way they shall take to Paris.
Jerningham, who arrived today, showed them the King's letter. They questioned him upon the contents, article by article. He replied: (1.) As to "the King's stuff there to be sold," that the stones being "hewn at a skantlyn," and for a determinate purpose, will serve no other, and will sell for very little, unless brought by those "that purpose to make up the castle." The timber, he thinks, will sell well, but he leaves that to William Pawn, who has charge of the matter. (2.) As to "the avoiding of vagabonds," he has already taken such effectual measures, that there are very few remaining, and those he will avoid diligently, and without disturbance. (3.) He will do his best in discharging such of the garrison as he shall think necessary, but thinks they should have more than a month's pay, over and above their wages, having been accustomed to make that allowance to those who left the service voluntarily, and seeing that many of them have wives and children; hopes, however, that the town will be given up without murmur. (4.) As to the artillery, powder, &c. "that i[f it] be the salve condute come out of Flanders," so that it may be con[veyed] by water," all things are ready for their carriage; but if the safeconduct be not obtained they cannot be conveyed by land this winter. (5.) As to the money owing to the King by the citizens of Tournay, which was to be paid in ten years, half has been paid in the last five years, and "half [remains] to be paid in five years to come; howbeit, of the v[ery] sum and days of payment, he could not now a[scertain us, but] by his next letters he woll not fail to ascert[ain us] of everything." According to the King's pleasure, he has spoken to the citizens, to induce them to pay the remainder before the delivery of the town, and thinks they will do it, "they would so fain be in the French King's hands." He will make known their answer to the ambassadors, that they may accomplish the King's pleasure. He has also demanded the rent due from the city, to the day of deliverance, including one year's rent, "which the King was content to forbear, and in part allow them, for pulling down of the houses where the castle is builded," of which part is paid and part unpaid. In all which matters the ambassador have advised him to write to Wolsey. (6.) He understands Mons. de Lingney will neither go over to the King's grace, nor deliver the castle willingly; "and sith the King left building of the castle, he hath made more diligence in fortefying of the same than he did before; for he hath had continually five or six score trowels working every day, and hath pulled down much part of the village round about it, for strengthening of the same." The ambassadors consider Jerningham deserves the thanks of the King and Wolsey for the manner in which he has handled this business, and recommend the latter to write him "a good letter" to encourage him. Montreuil, 30 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 4, mutilated.
30 Nov.
Adv. MS. 428.
4618. JAMES [V.] to JOHN COUNT OF OLDENBORGH AND DELMENHORST.
Received his letters of the 16th April by Christiern Rollane, on the 30 Nov., complaining that a merchant of his had been robbed by the Scots. As he has neither indicated the place nor the names of the offenders, James has no means of making redress.
Copy, Lat., p. 1.

Footnotes

  • 1. "dempto."
  • 2. Mistake for William (?)