The King's Book of Payments, 1514

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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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The King's Book of Payments, 1514

1514. January.—Goldsmiths, for New Year's gifts, 808l. 16s. 1d. Nich. Worley, for a gilt goblet given to Mr. Wyat, 11l. 1s. 3d.—8th, 15th and 22nd, at Richmond; 29th, at Lambeth. Sir Edw. Darrell, King's spear, wages. Geo. Assheby, attendance on the Queen, 20l. Peche, for use of Marg. Palmer, and her brothers and sisters, 15l. Sheriff of Bedfordshire, for bringing thieves to London, 40s. Sables, 86l. 8s. 4d. Hilton, King's tailor, for money paid by him beyond the sea, 7l. 18s. 6d. Fras. de Barde, 30½ yds. of yellow satin, 5s. 4d. a yd. Sir Wm. Compton, 6,000l. Cutt, provision for making guns and gunpowder, 5,000l.; for next year, 2,000l.
February.—King at Lambeth. Heralds at arms, at creation of Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, 13l. 6s. 8d. Amadas, furnishing 600 jackets of the second sort, for the King's guard, 100l. Mortymer, embroidering the same, 100l. Crimson satin, 53s. 1½d. John Cavalcant, cloths of gold, and silks, 316l. 5s. Sir Ric. Candysshe, King's spear, wages, Tuke, messengers and posts, 365l. 12s. 2d.; for same hereafter, 100l. A gentleman called _ Loveryngan, from the Prince of Castile, 40l. A man that went with letters to the Emperor, 20l. Sir John Cutt, for a servant of the Emperor that brought the King wine, 20l. Certain yeoman of the guard, board wages at 8d. per week, and to yeomen of the crown, 2½d. a day. To the Bastard Emery, reward, 40l. Bastard Heron, 20l. Bishop of Uttereux's servant, 13l. 6s. 8d. Lord Iselton's, 13l. 6s. 8d. To the Almayne that my Lady _ wrote for, 10l. Lord Mountjoy, wages for 500 soldiers at Calais, and their conduct out, 62l. 9s. 8d. Duke of Suffolk, his annuity for 3 quarters, 45l. 10s. Sir Christ. Dacre, reward, 10l. Pieces of cloths of gold for the Princess of Castile, 793l. 0s. 9d.—Total for Jan. and Feb., 18,103l. 2s. 0½d.
1 Dec. 1 Hen. VIII.—John Sherley, cofferer of the King's household, for the advancement of provision for the household, to be repaid, 7,000l. (fn. 1)
March.—King at Greenwich. Dr. Briket, Bp. of Saint Asaph, preaching, 20s. Pope's collector, reward, 66l. 13s. 4d. Artois, herald of Flanders that was in Scotland, 20l. Dr. Egleton, preaching, 20s. Conveyance of guard's jackets from Lambeth to Bokelurbury, and back, 8d.; and two carts to Lambeth and Greenwich, 20d. Mons. Mollenbegh, reward in gold, 40l. Lamande de Brucelles, coming from my Lady Margaret to the King, 20l. Mons. Gourvoull, 20l. Mons. de la Mote. 20l. Gylys Venean, secretary with the Prince of Castile, 20l. Petie Anthony 13l. 6s. 8d. Mons. Massetan, 10l. Corneylle, 10l. Fras. Graunt and Anth. Woodeshaa, yeoman of the guard, accompanying the provost of Tournay to the King, 10l. John Devers, keeper of the King's fool, 2d. a day. Messenger from the King's Council to Sir Ric. Carowe, requiring his presence, 2s. 8d. John Porth, repairing and new binding the two books for daily payments, 2s. 11d. Portcules, pursuivant, attendance upon the Pope's orator, 24 days, 2s. a day. Cloths of gold and silks, 503l. 10s. 10½d. Velvets of divers colors, 89 yds. at 12s. a yd. White and green cloth of gold of damask, 19 yds. at 50s. a yd.; and other 47½ yds. at 53s. 4d. a yd. Duke of Suffolk, for payment of the King's sadler, &c., 449l. 10s. 4½d. Sir Wistan Brown, Sir Edw. Donne, Sir Wm. Pyrton, Sir Hen. Sherbourne, Sir Rauf Ellerker, Anth. Poynes, John Wallop and Edm. Wyseman, King's spears of honor, wages, 3s. 4d. a day. Amadas, for a great seal of silver and jewels, 1,576l. 4s. 8d. Woodehouse, coming from and going to Calais with Mountjoy, herald of France, 100s. Baron Curson, half year, 200l.—Total, 4,889l. 19s. 1d.
April.—King at Greenwich; 30th, at Eltham. Wm. Cornisshe, teaching, finding and apparelling Rob. Philip, child of the chapel, half year, 66s. 8d. Cloths of gold and silks, 506l. 7s. 5d. Sir John Maltby, clk., expences of John Dessewall, servant to Duchess of Savoy, from Windsor to Dover by Duke of Norfolk's command, 9l. 2s. 4d. Sir Th. Tyrell, master of the Queen's horse, wages, 3s. 4d. a day.—April 14th, Good Friday. Sir Arth. Plantagenet, wages, 3s. 4d. a day. Bruselles, master of the horse with the Duchess of Savoy, reward, 66l. 13s. 4d.—23rd, St. George's day. Offering, 6s. 8d. At mass of requiem on Monday, 13s. 4d., and at St. George's Southwark, 6s. 8d. Cutt, ordnance for the wars, 1,000l. Daunce, expences of the wars, 18,000l. John Monday, for plate late the Earl of Wiltshire's, 443l. 7s. Daunce, about the wars, by hands of J. Shurlay, 4,000l.; by Cutte, 3,000l.; and by John Haselwoode, 250l.—Total, 28,336l. 12½d.
May.—7th, 14th, at Eltham; 21st, 28th, at Paules. Expences of Mr. Compton and Mr. Heron, at Greenwich on the King's business, for seven days, 50s. 2d. John Pulteney, for burial of Lord Grey, henxeman, and for the time he was sick, 3l. 17s. 8d. Friars of Greenwich, for repair of their wharf, 20s. Lord Ric. Grey, wages, 3s. 4d. a day. Two Swiss ambassadors, 66l. 13s. 4d. Lord Abergavenny, loan, 500l. Cramp rings and other stuff, 129l. 17s. 5d. Compton, 6,517l. Duke of Suffolk, loan, to be repaid on certain alum at Hampton, 666l. 13s. 4d. Captain of Spaniards at Tournay, 6l. 13s. 4d. Hampnes, pursuivant, conveyance of letters to Tournay, 40s. Dr. Knight, ambr. to the Swiss, 100 days at 20s. a day. Ric. Woodhowse, going with him, 13s. 4d. day. One of the Emperor's servants, 6l. 13s. 4d. Master of the King's great ship of Lubike, 20l. Hans, an Easterling sent to the said ship, 20l. Chancellor of the Duke of Saxony, 66l. 13s. 4d. Amadas, spangles gilt and white for furnishing 600 plagards of green satin of Bruges for the guard, silks, &c., 1083l. 11s. 5d. Silks, 450l. 4s. 7d. Bryan Tuke, in full payment of 250l. lent him, 16l. 13s. 4d. Master Ric. Eden, clerk of the Council, annuity two years, 40l. Bartelmewe, King's capper, for bonnets and to others for "carsay blew and rew and other cloth for the King's cordyner," 200l. Daunce, 32,750l. in full payment of 40,000l.—Total, 43,529l. 3s. 4d.
June.—King at Eltham. Cutte, ordnance for wars, 3,000l. Arrows, arrowheads and fowling bolts, 4l. 14s. Davy Fraunces, King's hosier, wages 4l. year. Sir Arth. Plantagenet, Kings spear, annuity for three quarters, 20l. Carriage of standards from Greenwich to Eltham, thence to London and back to Eltham, 2s. 10d. Offering at Our Lady of Pewe at Westminster, the morrow after Ascension Day, 10s. Heralds for proclamation of Sir Edw. Stanley, as Lord Mounte Egle, last Sunday, 66s. 8d. Hans van Nerumbreke, drumslade and others, wages, 12d. a day. Offering at "thobbet" of King Henry VII., 11 May, 6s. 8d. Wm. Lewes, organ maker, keeper of the King's instruments, 100s. a year. Offering "at the hallowing of the King's great ship, called The Henry Grace a Dewe, at Erith," 13 June, 6s. 8d. Amadas, harness and "trappers," 230l. 12s. 8d. Pynson, printing 100 parchment rolls of the last subsidy act, each containing four skins, 10l. Wm. Pavison, a captain at Tournay, reward. 200l. Silks, 849l. 10s. 9½d. Plate for the Princess of Castile, 389l. 5s. 5d. Fras. de Barde, 2 rich jackets with two coverings for horse bards, 800l. Embroidery of spangles of fine gold, and for cloths of gold and silks, 251l. 17s. 1d. Repairs at Eltham, 200l. Hen. Smyth, for repairs of the Castle Gate at Windsor and elsewhere, ordered by the Council, 300l. Ralph Jenet, yeoman of the wardrobe of Beds, tapestry, 18l. 18s. Sir And. Wyndesore, surplus of his account, 1,573l. 11s. 4d. Cornishe, finding of two children, 33s. 4d. Cuthbert Blackden, yeoman apothecary, 3d. a day.—Total, 8,862l. 18s. 0½d.
July.—King at Eltham. Ric. Smyth and his servant at London, 26 days, 26s. (fn. 2) Silks, 71l. 23d. Dr. Standisshe and the Friars Minors, for their charges at the general chapter to be holden at Bridgwater, 10l.—Total, 828l. 5d.
August.—6th, 13th, 20th, Greenwich; 27th, Guildford. Carriage of the guard's jackets from Eltham to London, thence to Greenwich, 2s. 8d. The blind harper, wages three months in advance, 20s. To the Fraternity of St. Dunstan in the West, 40s. To the French ambr. general of Normandy, 200l.; to his son, 20l. Two French heralds, 13l. 6s. 8d. To the French Queen's offering on Tuesday, Our Lady Day, 6s. 8d. To Cavelcant, to deliver to the Duke of Longueville (Lanvile), for his reward, 10,000 crowns = 2,083l. 6s. 8d. Hyndye, King's fletcher, 6l. 12s. Laurence Eglisfelde, carriage of jackets from Greenwich to Farnham, 13s. 4d.—Total, 3,691l. 3s. 8d.
September.—3rd, at Farnham; 10th, Croydon; 17th and 24th, Otford. Carriage of jackets from Farnham to Croydon, 10s. Offerings when the King came to the "rode of Grace," at the cross at St. Austin's and St. Austin's shrine; "at Crichurche to the martyrdom of St. Thomas," St. Thomas's shrine and Our Lady Undercroft, 6s. 8d. each. Wm. Pole, bows and arrows, 112s. 4d. Th. Chenye, King's spear, two years' wages in advance, 121l. 13s. 4d. Duke of Suffolk's wages, half year, 30l. 6s. 8d. (fn. 3) Mr. Lunaker (Linacre), 4 months, 16l. 11s. 8d. (fn. 4) Silks, 1,184l. 0s. 3d. Amadas, gold work, 1,906l. 8s. 4d. John Clerke, "taking of the French Duke of Langevile prisoner," 500l. Lord Leonard and Lord John Grey, 2 years' wages in advance, 121l. 13s. 4d. each. Edmund Lord Howard, loan, 100l. Silks and cloth of gold, 618l. 7s. Sir Ric. Cholmeley, diets for certain prisoners in the Tower, 50l. John Wallop, "for a prize that was taken at Dartmouth of alum, which is not yet sold," 100l. Jaques Langeloys, jeweller of France, 811l. 3s. 8d. Daunce, by the Abp. of York's command, 23 Sept., 3,666l. 13s. 4d.; 9 Oct., 2,000l. Sir Ralph Verney, half his annuity, 25l. Abp. of York, for the king of heralds with the French King, 40l.; another herald, 20l. Paul van Urelande, for a horse bard for the King, 66l. 13s. 4d. Peter Corsse, velvets and cloths of gold, 334l. 13s. 4d.—Total, 13,782l. 2s. 1d.
October.—1st, at Dover; 8th to 29th, Eltham. Dorothy Verney, half her annuity, 6l. 13s. 4d. Sir Anth. Wyngefelde, King's spear, wages, 40d. a day. Duke of Suffolk, loan, 1,000l.; to be repaid at Easter next. Silks, &c., 121s. 16s. 8d. Friscobalde, for Sir Griffith Don, over sea, 666l. 13s. 4d. Sir Wiston Browne, on a bill of Sir John Sharpe, for a gold chain, 133l. 6s. 8d. Dr. Atwater, loan, 600l. Ric. Smith of London, tailor, for sables, 239l. 10s. Duke of Suffolk, providing horses, 78l. 2s. 2d. Nich. Major, King's saddler, and others, stuff provided by the Duke of Suffolk, 537l. 18s. 8d. Leonard Friscobald, 500l. for the Lord Marquis, and 300l. for Peche in France.—Total, 4,904l. 18s. 6d.
November.—King at Greenwich. A man bringing horses from the French King, 40l. Sir Wm. Compton, King's use, 2,000l. John Hopton, comptroller of ships, half year's fee, 16l. 13s. 4d. Carriage of jackets, 67s. 10d. Offerings "at King Henry at Windsor," and at St. George. Cloths of gold and silks, 656l. 6s. 11d. Hen. Meleman of the Steelyard, sables, 200l. Prince of Castile's secretary, 20l. Children of the chapel, singing Audivi, 20s. Hugh Parker, riding to Dover, 25s. 5d.— Total, 3,538l. 16s. 4d.
December.—King at Greenwich. "St. Nicholas Bishop," 6l. 13s. 4d. Two Danish ambrs., 66l. 13s. 4d. Arrows, 9l. 10s. Silks, 323l. 3s. 11d. Keeper of the sanctuary of St. Martin's, London, for "expences of 2 prisoners, sanctuary men," 100s. Paid to John Kyme, Ric. Raignold and others, by assignment of Avery Rawson, 3,360l., to be repaid by obligation. Daunce, for the war, 17,333l. 6s. 8d. Earl of Essex, annuity, 100l. French King's armorer, making complete harness for the King, 66l. 13s. 4d.; reward, 40l. Wm. Wynnesbury, lord of misrule, 13l. 6s. 8d. Master Adam (Williamson), priest, bringing "certificates" from the Queen of Scots and letters, 20l. A Spaniard who came from Tournay, 10l. Spinelly, half year's fee, 50l.; espials in France since the King was there, 40l. Compton, King's use, 3,000l. Lord Mountjoy, for the King's offering at Nich. Carewe's marriage, 6s. 8d.—Total, 25,295l. 16d.


  • 1. This entry stands by itself on page 293, in the margin of which is the following note: "Md. that upon this leaf that is cut away stood the cofferer's label."
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