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, 1515
|1515.||January.—7th, 28th, Greenwich; 14th, Eltham. To one that brought the King a doublet of crimson satin embroidered with gold, 20s. "A woman that bare 2 children at one burden," 20s. Earl of Wiltshire's players "that should have played at the King's hall on Thursday at night," 13s. 4d. To the King's old players, 4l. Sir Th. Bryan, for a man who mended the clock in the chapel at Eltham, 6s. 8d. Graving and gilding a saddle, bard and neckpiece of steel for the King's horse, part payment, 66l. 13s. 4d. Offering on Saturday, Twelfth Day, 33s. 4d. A pilot for conveying the French Queen over sea, 66s. 8d. Geo. Keine, repairing the stables at Greenwich, 40l. Leonard Friscoball, for Jerningham, beyond sea, 100l. 100 pearls and other jewels, 566l. 13s. 4d. Velvets and silks for the disguising on Twelfth Night, 247l. 12s. 7d.; Gibson, for making garments, 28l. 4s. 4d. Plate for New Year's gifts, 806l. 15s. Sir Wistan Browne, for taking "quick deer" to be put in Greenwich Park, 13l. 6s. 8d. Peter Martynes, Neapolitan, master of the King's bards, wages for 2 years, 22l. 10s.—Total, 2,568l. 16s. 5d.|
|February.—King at Greenwich. Wynnesbury's wages, 2 months, 59s. Dr. Rawson, for 25 priests singing 25 masses before Our Lady of Pewe, on All Souls' Day, 16s. 8d. Mons. de Guysse, French ambr., 100l. Offering on Monday, 5 Feb., at Westminster, at mass of the Holy Ghost, 6s. 8d.; and at St. Edward's shrine, 6s. 8d. Tuke, posts and messengers, 1,002l. 2s. 7½d. Hen. Baace, goldsmith, "graving and printing of certain irons for the King's coin of groats, half groats and pence" at Tournay, 14l. 7s. The disguising at Christmas, 137l. 14s. 0½d. Cavelcant, for Sir Robert Wingfield, 200l. Hen. Anesley, conveying the King's barge from Greenwich to "Parys Garden," 16d. Sir John Nevell, loan, 100l. Sir John Peche, wages, 6s. a day, 9l. 6s. John Haryson, yeoman of the Queen's chamber, certain stuff for a play on Candlemas night, 28l. 13s. 6d. "Delivered to Avery Rawson and his sureties of the first loan money," 2,000l. Velvets, silks and embroidery, 114l. 8s. 8d. Th. Jenyns, serjeant skinner, "mynkes and martorns," bought by the King for Nich. Carewe and his wife, 78l. 17s. 4d.; and De Barde, for velvet, 52l. 18s. 9d.—Total, 4,922l. 2s. 5d.|
|March.—4th, 11th, Greenwich; 18th, 25th, Richmond. Dr. Atclif, preaching, 20s. Costs of the ambrs. to the Pope:—Bp. of Rochester, 800l.; Prior of St. John's, 800l.; Ponynges, 800l.; and Dr. Taillour, 266l. 13s. 4d. Pynson, printing 450 skins of parchment containing "the acts of retendors of the statutes of Winchester," 6l. 13s. 4d. John Blewbery, yeoman of the armory, making a harness mill for the armory, 20l. Delivered to the King, through the Abp. of York, as money received of Dame Eliz. Southwell, 200l. Dr. Standisshe, preaching, 20s. Lady Lucy, 100l. Gibson, for the King's business, 40l. Peter Fever, making complete harness, 40l. 6 culverins of brass, weighing 28,800¾ lbs., at 40s. a cwt., 569l. 10s. Velvets and silks, 363l. 9s. 2d. Th. Broke, workmanship of hides for bards, 11l. 6s. 8d. Peter Van Ureland, graving and gilding bards, 66l. 13s. 4d. Agnes Buket, in restitution for lands in the Isle of Wight inclosed in the King's park, 13l. 6s. 8d. Gerard Smyth, 202 ells of arras, 66s. 8d. an ell. Dr. Colet, preaching, 20s. A boat carrying bags of money from Westm. to Richmond, 2s. Ric. Babam, apothecary, certain things laid out by him for King Henry VII., 18l. 10s.—Total, 5,028l. 7s. 4d.|
|April.—1st to 22nd, at Richmond; 29th, Greenwich. Bp. of St. Asaph, preaching on Palm Sunday, 20s. Wm. Kebet, "late sumpterman of the ward, fallen in poverty and decay," 100s. Christ. Knyvet, half year's wages, 10l. Offering on Good Friday, 6th, 20s. Dr. Colet, preaching, 20s. To Mr. Cornisshe, for Mr. Gyles who played on the organs in the chapel, 6l. 13s. 4d.; and for Corbronde, a "singing man," 66s. 8d. Spinelly, 30l. Amadas, goldsmith, making divers things for the French Queen, 102l. 14s. 4d. Wm. Holland, plate, 19l. 15s. 9d. John Twiselton, cramp rings, 78l. 4s. Rewards to French ambrs.: President of Rouen, 133l. 6s. 8d.; Mons. de Guyson, 100l. Fraternity of St. George, Southwark, 13s. 4d. Roger More, clerk of the Larder, for "lodging, diet, hors meat, meat for a lybert, hawkes meat, and other necessaries" for the foreign ambrs., 111s. Silks, buckrams and embroidery, 173l. 3s. 10d. Duke of Norfolk, for an annuity out of the lordship of Acton Burnell, bought by him of _ Framton, 13l. 6s. 8d.; and "for the title of John Dudley for the title of Acton Raynarde," 40l. Sir Rob. Sheffeld, reward, 100l. Sir John Style, costs in Spain, 120l. Sir Rob. Wingfield, diets, 200l. Spinelly, reward, 50l. Two friars of Ireland, alms, 6l. 13s. 4d. Sir John Baker, ambr. to Denmark, costs, 100l.—Total, 2,285l. 7s. 11d.|
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|May.—1st, 13th, 20th and 27th, at Greenwich; 6th, at Byrlyng. Compton, for King's use, 3,000l. Wm. Knight, King's chaplain, loan, 100l. Blewbery, gowns, coats and hose for 11 Almains, 11l. 8s.; their diets, 100s. Offering at the Duke of Suffolk's marriage, 6s. 8d. Richmond herald, attending on Ponynges and Knight, ambrs. to the Prince of Castile, 100 days, 20l. Master Almoner, redeeming prisoners in Newgate, Ludgate, and the Counters, 20l. Knight, ambr. to the Prince of Castile, 20s. a day, 100l. Drs. Tunstal and Sampson, commrs. for treaty of intercourse, 20s. a day each. Th. More, the same, 13s. 4d. a day. Venetian ambr. going over sea, 40l. Pawne, to discharge the "crew" at Berwick and Northumb., 3,000l.; by an obligation of Th. Stranguisshe for to be received, 500l. Ric. Pole, loan, 13l. 6s. 8d.; to be repaid from his wages. Jacob de Watt, for complete harnesses, 40l. Stuff and wages of the armory, 26l. 5s. 7d. Gibson, for velvets and silks, and for embroiderers and saddlers provided for the jousts at Richmond, 19 April last, 446l. 10s. 9½d. Daunce, for the late wars in France, and on sea against the Scots, 6,000l. Offering on Whitsun Even at "hallowing of the fount," 6s. 8d. Sir Edw. Guylforde, 1,000l., to be employed for the King beyond sea. Standards, staves and banners, 36l. 7s. 2d. Daunce, wages of drumslades, 11l. 4s. Duke of Suffolk, loan on his plate when he was in France, 2,000l. Peche, loan on his great "collar of esses," 600l. Servant of the Lord Lenyz, 10l.—Total, 18,060l. 11s. 8½d.|
|June.—3rd, 10th, 24th, at Greenwich; 17th, at Berwick. Sir Wistan Browne, mending the King's toils, 20l. Fras. Bryand, for Jacob Phipher, a drumslade, who was with Th. Boleyn, 30s. Crochet, King's armorer, harness, 19l. 16s. 2d. Embroidery and russet cloth of gold, 41l. 15s. 8d. John Godderd, groom of the Chamber, riding to Mr. Lewes in Essex, 2s. John Molyn, stranger, 9 yds. tawny cloth of gold, 28s. 4d. a yd. Paul Van Ureland, graving harness, 66l. 13s. 4d. Philip Rowsell, Breton, loadsman, reward of 20s. a month. Sir Th. Nevell, for speakership of the parliament, 100l. John Coopledyche, lieutenant of Dover Castle, repairs on the castle, 66l. 13s. 4d. Wages for the King's clockmaker, 30s. 5d. Wm. Lewez, organ maker, 25s.; of the Yeomen of the Tower, 34l. 9s. 3d.—Total, 1,541l. 2s. 1d.|
|July.—King at Greenwich. For Thancre, quarter's wages, at Shene, 33s. 4d. Blewbery, for Almain armorers, 16l. 12s. 6d. (fn. 1) Plate, 28l. Paul Van Ureiande, 66s. 13s. 4d. John Halys of Greis Yn, ingrossing the act of subsidy, 13l. 6s. 8d. Walter Forster, building the mews near Charing Crosse, 200l. Thos. Pynnoke, being now sick, his month's wages, 31s. Earl of Worcester, diets for 50 days, with reward, 200l.; Yonge, diets, 50l. Tuke, for posts, 200l. Sir Hen. Sherbourne, on a prest, 40l. Rob. Brudenell, justice of the Bench, his costs northward, 20l. Hopton, cables for ships, 100l. Sir Ric. Wingfield, ambr. to France, 333l. 6s. 8d. Drs. Tunstal and Sampson, commrs. to Flanders, 30l. each; and More, 20l. Daunce, rigging ships, 1,000l. Messenger to France, 100s. Geo. Ardeson, loan, 1,000l. Anth. Cavalare, loan, 4,000l. Th. Thamworth, clerk of the Prince's Council Chamber, Westm., 3 quarters' wages, 7l. 10s.; [Th. Ferrour], usher of the same, 7l. 10s. Wm. Okeley, messenger of same, 75s. Okeley, riding with privy seals, 50s.; cleaning the Council Chamber, 6s. 8d. Old Lady Guylforde, her annuity due at the Hanaper, 10l. Lovell, master of the King's wards, year's fee, 100l. Welsh commrs., 349l. 3s. 4d. Sir Hen. Sherbourne, knight marshal, for the King's business and for the diets of him and his servants, 20s. a day, 34l. Eleanor Knyvet, quarter's wages for the finding of Sir Th. Knyvett's children, 22l. 8s. 4d.—Total, 8,345l. 8s.|
|August.—5th, 12th, at Richmond; 19th, 26th, at Windsor. Michael Duche, Geo. Fribroke and Bartholomew, drumslades, leaving England, 4l. 4s. Balthazar, the Pope's orator, who came out of Scotland, 40l. Scotch herald, bringing letters, 40s. Dumprovelles, a Spaniard, coming from the Prince of Castile, 40l. Blewberye, for Almain armorers in the armory at Greenwich, 16l. 12s. 6d. Carlisle herald, going with letters to Scotland, 30 days, 6l. Geo. Hampton, servant of the Duke of Suffolk, riding to Suffolk and Norfolk to bring divers men to the King and Council, 40s.; and Wm. Rolt, riding with him to bring "divers prests," 6l. 13s. 4d. Compton, for the King's use, 3,000l. Peter Fevers, armorer, 20l. Bp. of Teotences (Theatinus), Pope's orator, 66l. 13s. 4d. Spinelly, 66l. 13s. 4d.; year's wages, 100l. Mr. Larke, new buildings at Bridewell, 1,000l. Hen. Pykeman and Walter Hyndye, bows and arrows, 11l. 6s. 3d.—Total, 4,615l. 2s. 7d.|
|September.—2nd, 9th, 16th, at Oking; 23rd, 30th, at Windsor. Geo. Keyne, building a stable and barn for the King's stud mares in Greenwich Park, 20l. Abp. of York, for a man who brought a falcon from the Duchess of Savoy, 6l. 13s. 4d. Rookes, groom of the Chamber, carriage of a hart from Oking to London to the French ambrs., 2s. Bolney, groom of the Chamber, going to Windsor for the Bp. of Ely, 16d. Earl of Worcester at Tournay, diets, 100l.; and the Master of the Rolls, 30l. Th. Compton, fetching Hen. Smyth and Vertue to Oking, 16d. Blewbery, for Almains working in the King's armory at Greenwich, 16l. 12s. 6d. Hen. Woodeford, soldier of Calais, for his services in the company of Sir Edw. Guylforde in buying coursers beyond sea, 20l. Countess of Kildare, loan, 200l.; to be repaid from the revenues of her lands in England. Th. Jenyns, serjeant skinner, for sables, 55l. Cloths of gold, velvets and silks, 3,202l. 16s. 8d. Lord Essex's fee, half year, 50l. (fn. 2) Firewood for the yeomen of the Tower, half a year, 26s. 8d. Loss on the coinage of refuse pence and gold received at the receipt of the subsidy, and as remainder of Daunce's accounts, 732l. 3s. 2d.—Total, 5,491l. 3s. 8d.|
|October.—7th, at Windsor; 14th, 21st, 28th, Greenwich. Friars Observants of Brytan, towards building their church in Brytayn, 6l. 13s. 4d. Rob. Brigandyn, 400l. Nich. Skynner, keeping the "lyberd," 6d. a day, 4l. 11s. 4d. John Basshe, one of the children of the leash, quarter's wages, 13s. 4d. Wm. More, the blind harper, 5s. Hans Forward and Anth. Vyvald, sables and silks, 303l. 4s. 2d. Adrian Brand, armorer, hire of his millhouse for cleaning the King's harness, 26s. 8d. a month; Richmond herald, for the commrs. in Flanders, 38l. 2s. 8s., besides 500 marks first assigned to Sir Ric. Wingfield, and now to them. Welsh commrs., 106l. 13s. 4d. Carriage of 2 standards with the jackets of the guard, one year, 29s. 2d. Ric. Dunhall, "metyng of certain greyhounds," 6l. Venetian ambr., 100l. Sir Hen. Guylford, in full payment of a loan of 2,000l., 33l. 6s. 8d. Ambr. of Arragon, bringing the King a present, 100l. Lyon, Scotch herald, 20 crowns, 4l. 3s. 4d.—Total, 1,779l. 4s. 1d.|
|November.—King at Greenwich. Mary Redyng, gentlewoman with the Queen, year's wages, 20l. Compton, for the King's use, 6,000l. in gold; a boat bringing the money from the Tower to Greenwich, 12d. Peter Fever, armorer, half year's fee, 15l. Sir Ric. Warde, singing before Our Lady at Walsingham, half year's wages, 100s. The King's candle, 46s. 8d. Th. White and Rob. Mountford, riding with 25 privy seals from Belknap to divers persons for the King's debts, 66s. 8d. Adrian [Brand], hire of a millhouse in Southwark, 6s. 8d. a week. John Hopton, loan, 200l.—Total, 8,260l. 8s. 11d.|
|December.—2nd, 9th, at Greenwich; 23rd, Eltham. Tuke, 400l. Buildings at Bridewell, 1,000l. "St. Nicholas Bishop," reward, 6l. 13s. 4d. Compton, King's use, 6,000l. Cavacant, for John Style, 100l. Guienne, herald of France, 10l. Rauf Latham, 7½ pieces of black velvet, 40l. John Sherley, cofferer, 2,000l.; to be repaid on certain tails of the customs of Southampton, 2,000l. Bonifacius, the Pope's messenger, 66l. 13s. 4d. Bp. of Worcester, for couriers and his better maintenance at the meeting between the Pope and the French King, 200l. Lord Bergeveny, paling the forest of Asshedon, Sussex, 400l. Dr. Fernandus Victoria, 66l. 13s. 4d. Dean of Wallingford, going to Canterbury with the King's offering at St. Thomas's shrine, 20s.; his costs, 20s. Pynson, for printing 100 parchment skins and 125 leaves of paper of the last subsidy, and for printing the statutes, 18l. Hugh Payne, diets of Gamelen and Porter, prisoners in St. Martin's, 100s. Anesley, going to London for the French secretary, 12d.—Total, 11,113l. 13s. 9d.|