Henry VIII: July 1515, 3-15

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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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July 1515

3 July.
R. O.
Wm. Ellercar, who served under him, is unpaid for six weeks' victualling of the Mary Jamys. he received supplies from John Dawtre at Hampton, on 26 April, for six weeks, and afterwards in the Downs for fourteen days; then from Sir Th. Denys in the North for one month ending 17 July. From that day to 3 Sept, he was at his own victualling; then received of Wm. Pawne at Tynemouth one month's victuals of those sent by Surrey from London. Halyngbury, 3 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: My Lord of York, Endorsed erroneously, though in an early hand: "1537."
3 July.
Giust. Desp. I. 100.
On informing the King that Francis was about to leave Lyons, he answered, "The French King will not go into Italy this year, though he reports it." They told him, in reply to his question, they considered Francis to be their friend and that he was going into Italy to recover the duchy of Milan, occupied by the enemies of Venice. The King said they would be deceived; that when he got Milan he would have the rest and become master of Italy. "I am aware that King Lewis, although my brother-in-law, was a bad man. I know not what this youth may be: he is, however, a Frenchman, nor can I say how far you should trust him." He said the subjects of Francis had little reason to love him, notwithstanding his popularity. During the conversation they said it was impossible for the Signory to make any terms without the consent of France, as the occupation of Verona involved the loss of the rest of their territory. Said they could not answer for the King of Spain, as he had always opposed them in the Vicentine and Paduan territories. To avoid Henry's displeasure, they said they thought it had been done at the instigation of Maximilian. The King told them that he always intended to adhere to the Pope and asked if they were his friends. They thought it necessary to use caution. The King repeated that Francis would deceive them, and that he knew for certain that he would not cross the Alps this winter and they would have to fight singlehanded against the Swiss. Being pressed to know why, he said because France was afraid of him, and would not cross. "My belief is," said he, "if I choose he will not cross the Alps, and if I choose he will." They besought him to remember the condition of Venice and their right to recover their territory. Believe England takes very much amiss the descent of Francis into Italy, dreading the increase of his power. "And I became immediately aware of the existence between these two young Kings of so great a rivalry of glory that it would be a very easy matter for this metal to become rusted." Great care must be used to keep this King well advised. London, 3 July 1515.
3 July.
Giust Desp. I. 106
Had received secret information that the King was sending the Lord Chamberlain [Somerset] into France to warn Francis against breaking his engagements. He was to leave that evening. No hostile preparations are visible. Sebastian thinks it is the work of the Pope. London, 3 July 1515.
3 July.
R.O. Rym. XIII. 513.
Notifying that John Duke of Albany was appointed Protector of the kingdom by the lords, and protesting against the usurpation of that title by Henry VIII. and his right to confer benefices in Scotland. Edinburgh, 3 July 1515.
Great seal of Scotland attached.
3 July. 655. For HEN. HORNBY, clk., Master, and the Fellows of ST. PETER'S COLLEGE, CAMBRIDGE.
Pardon for alienations, &c. without licence. Westm., 3 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 19.
3 July. 656. For HEN. HORNBY, D.D.
Next presentation to the perpetual chantry of Holy Cross in the collegiate church of Tateshale, Linc. dioc. Westm., 3 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17; and p. 2, m. 19.
3 July. 657. For SIR TH. SUTTON, lord of the manor of Averham and Kellome, Notts.
Inspeximus of patent 20 June 21 Hen. VII., granting him a watercourse from the river Trent to a rivulet called Grymesdyke and Averham water. Westm., 3 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 1.
3 July.
658. For ANNE LUKE, the King's nurse.
Annuity of 20l. out of the issues of cos. Camb. and Hunts. Del. Westm., 3 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 17.
3 July.
659. For ANNE LUKE, the King's nurse.
Annuity of 20l. from the Treasury. Del. Westm., 3 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 17.
3 July.
Certificate 3 July 7 Hen. VIII. of surrender of patent [21] April 4 Hen. VIII., relating to the wardship and marriage of Eliz. Grey, daughter and [heir of John] Grey, late Viscount of Lisle, in favour of Katharine Countess and Henry Earl of Devon. Signed.
3 July.
661. For THOMAS TOTHBY, yeoman of the Guard.
Fee of the Crown, being 6d. a day, late had by Roger Salisbury. Del. Westm., 3 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 14.
4 July.
662. For LEONARD PYNCHBEK, yeoman of the Crown.
To be bailiff, during pleasure, of the lordship of the town of Boston, Linc., doorward of Haulgarth, collector of the rent of Jesarhall and tronage in Boston, with 10l. 19s. a year. These offices are in the King's hands because Pynchbek did not find surety to answer for their revenues according to the Act. Del. Westm., 4 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17.
4 July. 663. For ROB. SMYTH, yeoman of the Wardrobe of Robes.
Annuity of 10 marks out of the lordship of Caversham, Oxon. Westm., 4 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 27.
6 July.
Patent by which he agrees, at the request of Francis I., (by his letters dated Amboise, 16 June,) to include Scotland in the treaty with France, made at London, 5 April last, although he was fully prepared to invade it. The King, however, refuses to recognize Albany's title as Regent. Greenwich, 6 July 7 Hen. VIII.
6 July.
Yesterday received a letter in cipher from the King's spy in France, of which he sends a double. Has sent him fifteen crowns, and five for a horse, that he may make the better speed in following this voyage. Has told the bearer certain things touching the surety of this town [Calais]. Expected to have had the King's letters concerning the wools. "My cousin, Sir William Sideney, departed from hence towards the French King's court, on Monday last was seven days; where I trust by this time he is very nigh and that shortly your grace shall have some good answer from him." Wolsey will perceive by the spy's letters the French King intends to pass over the mountains. "Nevertheless, if my voyage shall proceed, I trust it is not the King's highness' mind that I should jeopard my life with him, for if I had one hundred lives I lever jeopard them with my prince than one with any other prince." Calais, 6 July. Signed.
P. 1.
6 July.
Giust. Desp. I. 107.
Visited certain lords to find whether any steps had been taken to prevent the French descent into Italy. On the 5th saw the Duke of Norfolk, who assured him that Francis would not cross the Alps and that France was in great distress. On being pressed he seemed to reproach the Signory for not having made terms with their enemies. We said you could not make terms with your enemies; that an agreement had been proposed to you, by which, under pretence of ceding Verona to the Emperor, you lost all your possessions. On his objecting they justified their title to Crema, Bergamo, Brescia and Verona, to which the Emperor had no more right than the Soldan of Egypt. They wished to see the treaty between France and England, but he declined to show it.
Then went to Wolsey, who confirmed the statement; said the King of France, in his designs upon Italy, had never cared to ask aid of England or even communicated his intentions. He said, with the utmost bitterness, Francis does not write hither; he does not communicate any of his secrets. He treats all Englishmen as enemies; allows his subjects to capture English ships and refuses compensation. He has sent Albany into Scotland, and will not desist till he has compassed the death of the Queen and the Prince. "We first offered our services to King Lewis to make terms between him and the Switzers, and the like we did with this present King, because we have great authority with them. King Francis has never deigned even to thank his majesty. Think, Sir ambassador, whether this is to be borne and say if these are the fashions of confederates." He said he had been the author of the peace with Lewis XII. contrary to the advice of many of the lords, but he would undo his own work if Francis failed in his duty.
Endeavored to exculpate the Christian King; suggested he had marshalled his army to attack the Swiss. Wolsey would not admit of this apology; and he repeated his former threat and said that the Pope would follow the example of England. Think that the King and his ministers believe, through their influence with the Swiss and the Pope, they can prevent Francis going into Italy. London, 6 July 1515.
6 July.
To make out, according to the Act in last Parliament, a lease for 21 years to Ric. Camme of Worcester, usher of the Chamber, (by advice of Sir Edw. Belknappe, Barth. Westby and Rob. Blagge,) of lands called Cassyes, alias Cassyes ferme, in the lordship or manor of Wychebold, Worc., parcel of Warrewykes landes, late held by Wm. Wall, at an annual rent of 4l. and 3s. 4d. increase, to find bail before the Barons of the Exchequer. Del. Westm., 6 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Signed: Edwardum Belknapp, Robt. Blagge Barthm. Westby.
6 July. 668. For ROGER HODDE of Donwich, Suff., mariner.
Pardon for killing John Corke, mariner, in selfdefence, at Southwerke. Westm., 6 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p.2, m. 19.
6 July. 669. For TH. BLYTH of Barle, Herts.
Pardon for accidentally killing And. Royston with "a peny knyfe" which the said Thomas had in a sheath, while playing at foot ball on 9 Jan. last. Westm., 6 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 14.
Hants.—W. Abp. of Canterbury, R. Bp. of Winchester, T. Bp. of Bangor, Th. Earl of Arundel, Wm. Blount Lord Mountjoy, Wm. Lord Maltravers, John Tuchet Lord Audeley, Th. West Lord de la Warr, Ric. Eliot, Lewis Pollard, Sir Wm. Uvedale, Sir And. Wyndesore, Sir Wm. Sandis, Sir Nich. Wadham, Sir John Lysley, Sir Arthur Plantagenet, Guy Palmes, John Newporte, Wm. Paulet, jun., Wm. Frost, Wm. Berkeley, John Dawtrey, Stephen Coope, Ralph Pexsall, Edw. Banaster, Wm. Pounde and Th. More. Westm., 6 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 1d.
6 July.
Wardship of Edm., son and heir of Nich. Bewpre and Marg. his wife. Del. Westm., 6 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 32.
7 July.
Galba, B. III. 329. B.M.
Sends him a brief of their proceedings, though Wolsey will have seen them in the King's letters. The answers, as he will perceive, "lack neither taunting nor checks," and were scarcely within the bounds of friendly consideration. They complained of other injuries besides those of the staple in their commerce with England; they pretended to marvel at the English demand for reparation; they insist that the intercourse was merely temporary and, were it otherwise, could not endure beyond the lives of the two princes; and they are deaf and dull to understand reason in this matter and allege that, if the Prince put it off until he come of age, it is merely from special favor to England. Tunstal and More have written to Wolsey and the council. Has been excommunicated in Bruges and all other places. As for the opinion of the people, has "fixed fro these injuries a new appellation, inherendo prioribus," and has executed denunciations in Tournay against the officers of the Bishop elect. Encloses a letter from Spinelly. Bruges, 7 July 1515.
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated. Add.
7 July.
Giust. Desp.I. 114.
Visited the Bp. of Durham, "a man of great authority and very much our friend." He said he thought that Francis would not pass into Italy this year, by reason of the great league between the Emperor, Spain, Milan, the Swiss and the Florentines, which the Pope perhaps would join. He said Henry had not interfered in the matter; nor would he swerve from the confederation unless provoked. He stated that Ferdinand was reconciled to Henry and would do everything he pleased, and the Pope and he are on excellent terms. The High Chamberlain will not leave for France, but one of the governors of Calais [Wingfield ?] has been named in his stead: it is for indemnity for damage done to British subjects. London, 7 July 1515.
Oxfordshire—M. Bp. of Llandaff, Sir Th. Lovell, Ric. Eliot, Rob. Brudenell, John Newporte, Sir John Dauncey, Sir Ric. Fouler, Sir Wm. Rede, Sir Ric. Sacheverell, Sir Adrian Fortescu, Sir Edw. Chamberleyn, Sir Edw. Grevyle, Sir Hen. Sharnbourn, Sir Walter Stoner, Sir Wm. Fermer, Ralph Massy, Simon Harecourt, Walter Bulstrode, Th. Unton, John Horne, John Osboldeston, Ralph Vyne, Gilb. Stoughton, Geo. Stanley, Th. Heydok, Th. Denton, John Busterd and Wm. Counser. Westm., 7 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 1d.
7 July.
To be bailiff and receiver, during good conduct, from the first day of the reign, of the lordships of Ailewarton and Pensaunce, Cornw., and receiver general of the possessions of Eleanor late Countess of Somerset, as he held the offices temp. Hen. VII.; and to have a hospice called Warrewykesynne, London, and be keeper of the same. Del. Westm., 7 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 18.
8 July.
Has received no answer to his letter. Will be glad to have liberty to return to England. Will learn the news by the King's letter. Sampson is is in great perplexity. The Elect is very arrogant and foolish. Bruges, 8 July.
Hol., Lat., p.1. Add.: Archiep. Ebor. Endd.
Memoranda on the back in Wolsey's hand: "John Hopton for tacle.—Bulle—for the Mary and John that the go nat into Denmarke.—Md for to send for Mewtrye.—Md to speke to Sir John Cutt for sendyng owt of commyssyons for the subsedy."
Kent.—W. Abp. of Canterbury, Edw. Duke of Buckingham, Geo. Nevell Lord Abergavenny, John Lord Clinton, Th. Broke Lord Cobham, Sir John Fyneux, Sir Rob. Rede, Sir Wm. Hody, John Butler, John More, Sir Edw. Ponynges, Sir Hen. Guldeford, Sir Th. Boleyn, Sir John Pecche, Sir Ric. Cholmeley, Rob. Blagge, Sir Christ. Garneys, Sir Wm. Scotte, Sir Edw. Guldeford, Sir John Fogge, Sir Jas. Darell, Sir Th. Nevell, Th. Willoughby, Th. Isley Ralph Seyntleger, Walter Roberth, John Roper, Wm. Fyneux, Nich. Boughton, Th. Turbervyle, Reginald Pekham, Jas. Walsyngham, Th. Wode, John Colman, John Baker, Wm. Whetnall, Hen. Fane, Ric. Lee, John Hales and John Petit. Westm., 8 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p.1, m. 1d.
9 July.
Have written to the King. Desire more money. Had spent beforehand a part of the money they received for the 60 days, having begun their journey on 12 May and started without due provision. Bruges, 9 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add. and endd.
9 July.
Galba, B. III. 259. B.M.
Writes to him less because he knows their letters to the King will come to his hands. Have received a plain nay [from the commissioners]. Will be glad to know Wolsey's mind. Had spent most of his money before it arrived. Wolsey knows that the King had 100l. for the bargain which he made for the writer. All the old stock that he had before the King took his journey to France has been spent in his service. Recommends Master Sampson for his painful service in these parts: were he not in the King's commission he could not tarry; and though he is now one of the King's commissioners he is openly cursed in all the churches in the town. Have received an ambiguous answer from the Prince's commissioners. But for the shelter afforded they would soon bring in the brachium seculare against him (Sampson). Commends Spinelly's faithful diligence; he is also hated for serving the King. "Master More at this time, as being at a low ebb, desires by your grace to be set on float again." Bruges, 9 July.
P.S.—Have advertised Ponynges that their matters are at a stay.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated.
9 July.
To be steward, &c. of Haverford West and Rowse, Marches of Wales; and to be keeper of the great "canol" for the King's hunting, called "le Toyle," alias "le Pale of Canvas," to be repaired at the King's cost; with 100 marks out of the said lordships. Del. Westm., 9 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 29.
9 July.
681. For EDW. VAUX, yeoman purveyor for the Cellar.
To be bailiff of Toryngton, Devon, lately held by Miles Worseley, Del. Westm., 9 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 13.
10 July.
Er. Ep. II. 5. Sadoleti Ep. Pont. XCI.
682. LEO X. to HENRY VIII.
Has always entertained an inclination favorable to men of learning, as he has generally found them honest, free from vice, and ornaments to the Christian Church. Has known Erasmus when in a less eminent position, from whom the writer has received a very civil letter. Commends him to the King's favorable consideration. Rome, 10 July 1515, 3 pont.
10 July.
Er. Ep.II. 4.
683. LEO X. to ERASMUS.
Thanks him for his letter from London. Awaits the appearance of the New Testament and St. Jerom, and will accept the proposed dedication. Compliments to the Archbishop of Canterbury. Rome, 10 July 1515, 3 pont.
10 July.
Vit. B. XVIII. 157. B.M.
Wrote last ... from the town of Lynce. On the last day of the month left by water, "man, horse, cart and ba[ggage. If] the thickness of a board had failed I should not [have taken] care for any testament, for I and all that I h[ad would have] ended together. I passed in eighteen hours a hund[red and ...] mile, not without some peril, and most specia[lly because] of great trees which ragiousness of the flood h[ad taken up] root and rind to send them by water to the tur ... master, as it seemeth. Verily your grace may well parce ... to make good speed, which carried a boat so lady[n and without] ony manner of sail and having but twain oory[s ...] sterling in so few hours." The Emperor left Lynce the ... instant on horseback, intending to embark at a certain place with the Cardinal Gourcke, the ... and Spanish ambassadors, and all the princes then at Lynce on the fourth day, but in consequence of a post from ... relanded. Next day a council was held upon the water, for what object Wingfield could not discover. Desires to be recalled before he is as little esteemed and as greatly suspect by the Emperor, as he now is by his council and servants. Has had no answer touching many things of which he wrote at the Emperor's desire, though he has not omitted to write home and preserve copies of his letters and to date them, one depending upon another. Sir Thomas Spinelly, through whom he sent them has omitted all this year to acknowledge their receipt, though they must have come to his hands.
On the 3rd came to Vienna, and visited at the palace the Lady Mary. The Marquis Casymyrus of Brandenbrok came to my lo[dgings to] me, expressing great desire to hear of [Henry's] good health. Has heard nothing of the sword and dagger sent from the said Marquis by Dyerick, servant to [Sir] Ric. Jerningham, but "shewed [him the King] had commanded me by writing to make your h[earty] recommendations unto him with thanks"; the Marquis has since [given him ...] the fairest that he has seen for the King, which he will send on the first opportunity, unless the King will allow him to convey it himself. On the 6th came a great embassy from Hungary and Poland, consisting of bishops and four temporal lords. In passing "they came forby my lodging; they were a ... horses, for amongst them was many spare horses ... of the Turks, and divers of the noblemen were [dressed] like Turks, and some like to the Tartars, and a ... their over vestments be called it seemed th[ey were of] silk and their scimitars garnished bo[th with] gold and silver" ... "When the said King shall come there [shall lack] no pomp;" wishes therefore a well monied man were in his room. To reward the exceeding number of trumpets, taboryns and other minstrels of all the kings and princes will make a great hole in his purse. Nevertheless "there is written over mine arms standing on my gate my name ambassador to the King of England and of France, which I am sure shall be seen and read by all nations that be of Christendom and many other," for there will be present Russians, Tartars, Wallaks and Turks. Hopes Henry will consider that his late remittance will not last him as many days as there were pounds.
On the 8th Gurcke, the Pope's Legate, came by water with the Papal and Spanish Ambassadors, the Duke of Brunswick, Abp. of Breme, the two Dukes of Bavaria William and Lewis, the Dukes of Wurtemburg and Mecklenbourgh, with divers earls and barons, and the Marquis of Brandenbourg, the Bishops of Vienna and Passau, with all the Emperor's noblesse now in this city met them and conveyed the legate to his lodging, followed by 2,000 lanceknights arrayed in red with their "halcretis," pikes and guns. The next day the Emperor came to a castle myle out of this city, where he now is. Vien[na] in Awstryk, 10 [July].
P.S. After this letter had been closed up the following news arrived. "The Duke of Milan by the counsel of ... and of the Swissers caused a position to be ... city of Milan and the whole state of three hun[dred ...] where-with the comunte of the city began to ... tumult in such wise that it was thought me[et ...] and his counsel to get the chief heads of ... into his hands and by that means appease ... whilst the said was in train there chan[ced ...]accident certain Swissers as they passed thro[ugh ...] of the city toward the castle met with certain ... nte in harness, and because that is contrary ... and ordinance of the Prince the said Swissers would ... but they had rescue in such wise that dy[vers of them were] hurt, and an ancient man of the city opp ... which the sedition and tumult of the people tom ... in such wise that the Duke with all ambassado[rs ...] said Cardinal were glad to get the Castle ovy[r their] heedys and then sent to the people "to wit wh[at they] would, and they answered that they would not pay [that] that was demanded of them and that they [would have] their companions delivered that were in the d[ungeon] safe and sound, upon which the Swissers would h ... out of the castle upon them, and caused ... shot out at them but to have done so ap[peared ...] to the ancient and wise as well for shedding of blood] the doubtful end of the matter, they concluded ... that the Duke's mind was not to take ... but such as they would consent to with ... he would gladly deliver their c[ompanions ...] all was appeased and ...(here some lines are lost.) ... assembled together to conclude all [matters con]cerning the defence of Italy and also if ... will not live in peace to enter into France ... of the Viceroy the Emperor's army remaineth in the ... of Vincence under the governance of the Marquis of Pyskayre."
Francis de Taxis, postmaster, has written to his factors here to admit no letters sent in the budget to the Low Countries but such as be delivered by the baylly Damons, whom Wingfield counts but an easy friend to Henry, as he has not spoken to him for three months, so that Wingfield would be glad to know if this letter reach the King. Wingfield's letters for the last five years have safely reached Sir Thomas Spinelly without any expense to Henry "(though it is not a little that I have spent of mine own in that behalf)". If the King wants anything written in cipher Wingfield must have a secretary sent to him, "for I have written so long that I am almost blind, and clerk have I none that is English; for all of our nation (as it seemeth), and they be not bounden by such bonds as appertain to nobility of blood, that is to say honesty, will not abide out of their country longer than they lust themselves, for of all those I brought out first with me which were to the number of 12 or 13 persons this two or three years past I have retained but only one, which is a gentleman of right a good house and nigh akin to suc[h as] be nigh akin to me, who doth remain more by the bond of [hones]te, as I said before, than for any desire to continue in the ... s that he hath passed these five years past."
Hol., pp. 6, badly mutilated. Endd.
10 July.
Wrote last on the 8th. A post is since come from Lyons with letters to the Florentine merchants, dated the 2nd. Bourbon was preparing with all diligence for the enterprise against Milan. The French King has left Amboise for Lyons. It is said he will cross the mountains. The King of Arragon is reported to be "in a great pratik to take a trieux with the French King only on this side the mountains, remaining at his liberty touching Italy." Bruges, 10 July 1515. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
10 July.
Galba, B. III. 331.B.M.
Has already stated to him that the briefs will be of no effect, and hopes that Wolsey will have some more effectual title. The inhibition, however, will be the most compendious way to vex the Bishop, who was spirited up to this act by the French ambassadors in the Prince's court, by which Wolsey will perceive their unfaithful flattery and words. This day, 10 July, Spinelly rode to the Prince's court. The Prince is governed as a child by his Council, most of whom are French and are glad of this brush with England. Ten days past wrote to Ponynges of these denunciations. They have made complaints of an attack upon two little fishermen. The English commissioner has answered that the aggressors were Scotchmen, who had deformed their faces and would be glad to set enmity between the two countries. Bruges, 10 July 1515.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated.
Cornwall.—John Roo, serjeant-at-law, John Chamond, Rob. Langedon, Nich, Enys, Christ. Tredennek and Ric. Tremayn. Westm., 10 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9d.
10 July.
Pardon and release to Ric. Bp. of Winchester, John Bp. of Rochester, Chas. Earl of Worcester, Sir Th. Lovell, Sir Hen. Marney, Sir John Seynt John, Hen. Horneby, clk., and Hugh Assheton, clk., executors of Margaret Countess of Richmond and Derby. Del. Westm., 10 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m.32.
10 July.
689. For the SAME.
Mortmain licence to grant lands to the annual value of 200l. to the Master and scholars of St John's College, Cambridge. Del. Westm., 10 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m, 30.
10 July. 690. For the PRIOR AND CONVENT OF ST. MARY, IVY CHURCH (Ederosa), near Claryndon Park, Wilts.
Mortmain licence to acquire lands to the annual value of 10l. Westm., 10 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 27.
10 July. 691. For SIR JOHN STANLEY of Manchester, Lanc., alias of Honford, Cheshire.
Pardon and release as executor of Jas. [Stanley] late Bp. of Ely. Westm., 10 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 19.
10 July. 692. HENRY VIII.
Constat and exemplification, at the request of Edm. late Prior of St. Mary's Lanthony, near Gloucester, (on the oath of John Straunge that the original patent is lost,) of patent 24 Nov. 12 Hen. VII., confirming patent 26 Oct. 21 Edw. IV., granting the convent liberty to absent themselves from their possessions in Ireland. Westm., 10 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 27.
Home Circuit.—Simon Fitz with John Butteler and John More. Westm., 11 July.
Oxford Circuit.—Rob. Brudenell, jun., and Th. Waldram with Rob. Brudenell, sen., and John Neuporte. Westm., 11 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 14d.
Norfolk Circuit.—Wm. Mordaunt with Sir John Fyneux and Sir Rob. Rede. Westm., 11 July.
Northern Circuit.—Th. Strey with Brian Palmes and John Ernley. Westm., 11 July.
Western Circuit.—Th. Elyott and Th. Fitzhugh with Ric. Elyot and Lewis Pollard. Westm., 11 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21d.
No[rtht.]—T. Abp. of York, Th. Marquis of Dorset, Rob. Brudenell, Humph. Conyngesby, Guy Palmes, Sir John Grey, Sir Nich. Vaux, Sir Ric. Knyghtley, Sir Wm. Compton, Sir Hen. Sharnebourn, Sir Th. Lucy, Wm. Parre, Th. Emson, Wm. Gascoign, Geo. Kyrkham, John Tresham, Th. Lovett, Humph. Broun, Nich. Wodhull, Ric. Knyghtley, Ric. Burton, Wm. Lane, John Wattes, John Mulshoo, Edm. Hasilwod and John Hertewell. Westm., 11 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 1d.
Northt., Camb., Leic. and Linc.—Bp. of Lincoln, Rob. Abbot of Peterborough, Th. Prior of Spaldyng, Rob. Brudenell, Sir Nich. Vaux, Sir John Huse, Sir Wm. Parre, Geo. Kirkham, Ric. Burton, Wm. Fitzwilliam, Ric. Clement, John Halley, John Wynde, Geoff. Pannell and Ric. Hall, for the district along the course of Northampton water from the town of Northampton to Peterburgh, Northt., and thence to Wisbiche, Camb., and along the river Wylond from the town of Harborough, Leic., to Waldernhale, Northt., and thence to Spaldyng and Pynchebek, Linc., and Wisbych. Westm., 11 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9d.
11 July.
Wardship of Eliz., daughter and heir of John Grey Viscount Lisle on surrender (as far as regards the said wardship) by Charles Duke of Suffolk of patent 21 April 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 29.
11 July.
Reversion of the manors of Longburgh and Shepeshedd, Leic., of which Wm. Late Viscount Beaumont and Lord Bardolf died seised in his demesne as of fee, and which came into the late King's hands by the attainder of Fras. Lord Lovel, 11 Hen. VII., and were granted by patent 6 Sept. 1 Hen. VIII. to John Earl of Oxford and Elizabeth his wife, late wife of the said William. For the life of the said Elizabeth, as her dower. Del. Westm., 11 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5.
R.O. 2. Copy of the above, corrected. See Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 33.
11 July.
Confirmation to him and his heirs, lords of the manor of Flaynburgh, York, of divers liberties. Del. Westm., 11 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 29.
11 July.
699. For SIR HEN. WYATT.
To be steward. &c. of the lordship of Hoton Panell, York, occupied by him since 8 Hen. VII. by that King's grant. Del. Westm., 11 July 7 Hen. VIII.
12 July.
700. LEO X. to WOLSEY.
Is much obliged by Wolsey's request, that if the Pope requires anything in England he should make use of no other person's services than Wolsey's, which he will do. Desires nothing so much as the King's good will, and nothing the King can offer is comparable to the letters which he last wrote, expressing his entire devotion to the Holy See, for which the Pope cannot be sufficiently thankful. Wishes the King to be considered its patron and protector. Thanks Wolsey for using his influence with the King to so good a purpose, and has ordered the Bp. of Worcester to write more fully. Rome, 12 July 1515, 3 pont.
Vellum. Add.
12 July.
Calig. D. VI. 299.B.M.
On account of the enterprise lately made by the Prince's officers upon certain villages of the bailliage of Tornesys, has sent instructions for defence of the King's right to Mr. Ponynges, who has written to tell him that he had a commission "to common with the Prince and his Council therein." Has lately informed him of the suspensions sent hither by the [Bishop] elect against Dr. Sampson. Has forbidden, until he hears the King's pleasure and Wolsey's, a collection privily ordered by the elect from the curates of some villages within Tornesyns, "for a gratuity by him made to the Prince of the temporalties of their benefices." "As to the letter the King's grace wrote unto me of the gift of John de Staples and John de Malyn's goods to the Knyvetts, process is made here to attaint them by due process of law," which shall be done with all possible expedition.
"Also as to another letter which his highness wrote unto me for admitting of one Hacheman of the guard unto the keeping of the seal of the bailliage, Master Ponynges, when he was here bailly by virtue of the King's [gra]nt, gave it unto a learned man of this town, [who keepe]th it yet, under the seal of his arms. Th[e office] is of great charge, and the occupy[er thereof] is full mete for it, and the yeoman of the [guard hath] neither learning nor great language. Notwithstanding [I] made him answer, that he bringing in his gran[t from the] King into court, this other man's grant by Master Poyn[ings] shall be seen in like wise, and according to right determined for all the King's grace hath written."
Understands that since the last musters of the guard in England, "to ta[ke] ... his person, one that was put out from hence for his misr[ule and] was one of the chief beginners of the business at my firs[t coming,] of whom his grace and his council hath been advertised [by] writing from hence. The King may do his pleasure, but [there] shall be the less fear to other to follow his trace; and also it shall be long or he change his conditions."
As to the making of the citadels and [building] up of the court Heneragne (?) it should be set about right soon and a great number of workmen sent over to rejoice this city another year. "I write not this for ... if they were made tomorrow this is not the place that I take pleasure to abide in; and if they be never made ... leave his service here nor elsewhere that is g ... that I may save him." Do all that they can, they can make no way with the people, but are compelled to use great rigor. Insists upon the great difficulty and charge of retaining the town, and the dishonor there would be in losing it; but the King and Wolsey in their wisdom knew what was best. "Scribbled in haste at Tournay, the 12th day of July," &c. Signed.
Pp. 3, mutilated. Add.: [To] the most reverend father in God my Lord Archbishop of York. Endd.: My Lord Mountjoy, &c.
12 July.
702. For RICHARD, s. and h. of SIR HENRY VERNON.
Livery of lands. Del. Westm., 12 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3.
13 July.
Harl. 3462, 180b. B.M.
703. LEO X. to BAPTISTA, General of the Order of Carmelites.
Is very desirous of restoring peace between the Emperor, France and the Swiss, for a common expedition against the Infidels. Knows it is very difficult, but God is almighty. Requests him to undertake his mission to the parties named. Rome, 13 July 1515.
Copy in an Italian hand. Lat., pp. 3.
Cornwall.—Same as 24 May, with addition of Edw. Willoughby and Sir Hen. Shareboune. Otford, 13 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
14 July.
Received from them a packet of letter on the 2nd. Understood he is to send the Pope's two briefs with a packet of letters to the Abbot of Arbroothe, elect of Dunkell, and let him know how good the King had been in helping him to obtain that bishopric, and if possible have a notary present, making an instrument of it in due form. As he could not have a Scotch notary, sent one from the Marches, who could speak French perfectly, and sent letters by him to the Queen of Scots and the elect.
As the notary was riding at Moffat on Wednesday the 4th, he was stopped by Sir Alexander Gearden, who took him and the letters to the Lord Chamberlain, and thence to Albany in Edinburgh. The Duke sent the Queen's letter unopened, but read the others to the Council and then delivered them to the custody of Gawen Dunbar, clerk of the Council. On this Dacre sent fresh letters to the elect. Soon after the elect was sent for by the Council and asked why he dared be so bold as to labor with the King of England to procure the bishopric without licence from the King of Scotland. He answered he had made no labor, nor did he know what the Queen might have done for him as governor to her son, the King. "Fretted with ire and malice," Albany committed him to Edinburgh Castle. Is sorry for the occurrence. Hears that the Bp. of Murray has returned without having obtained the archbishopric of St. Andrew's; he is in strict keeping at the priory of Pettenween, and not allowed to come to court. It was thought he should be kept in ward till he resigned the said archbishopric in behalf of a bastard of the King of Scots, who came over with the Duke. Lord Drummond, captain of Stirling Castle, has been committed to prison for advising to have the King of England made protector and the young King delivered into his hands.
The Queen can find no man to take charge of Stirling or the two Princes. Every man refuses, and gives them to the Duke. Is afraid they will fall into his hands to their utter destruction. Hopes at the breaking up of their Parliament to get knowledge of their intentions. The Queen of Scots is very anxious to have an answer to the letters she sent, by the Papal legate in Scotland last year, to the King and the French Queen her sister, begging help from England. "She now sore repents, making great lamentation and weeping daily," for neglecting to help herself and her husband with his friends when she might have done. "She is great with child; it is thought by her friends that through the anguish of the premises she will be in great jeopardy of her life, remembering the danger that her husband['s] uncle and his grandfather stands in at this time." Carlisle, 14 July. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. and endd.
14 July.
Copies of letters enclosed in Dacre's of 14 July.
1. Dacre to Margaret.
The King is in good health. At her requests sent to the Pope and the King, the latter has obtained the bishopric of Dunkell for Gawen Douglas, her husband's uncle, with a revocation of his authority touching the King's legacy, from the Abp. of St. Andrew's to the Lord of Dunkell. Kirkoswald, 2 July.
2. Dacre to Gawen Douglas.
Has this day received a packet from the King of England, with one Papal brief for Douglas and another for the Abp. of St. Andrew's; also a packet from his factor in the court of Rome with a letter from Adam Williamson. At the request of Margaret and of Henry VIII. he has been elected Bishop of Dunkell. Understands by the Papal brief that the Pope has revoked the authority of the Abp. of St. Andrew's, "and also of the King's legacy," in favor of Gawen. St. Andrew's fled from Flanders and is kept secret in Scotland. Is glad of his promotion, as a friend and a relative. Kirkoswald, 2 July.
3. Dacre to the Abbot of Arbroath, elect of Dunkell.
Giving the substance of his former letter, after his servant had been arrested by Sir Alexander Jardane and Thom. Moffett. Abbey of Holme, 6 July.
Pp. 5.
Adv. MS. 69.
707. ALBANY to the POPE.
The devotion of the Scotch Kings to the Holy See obtained for them the privilege of nominating successors to prelacies of more than 200 ducats, within eight months after their falling vacant. This was observed in the 8th year of Alexander VI., and was extended by Julius II. in the time of James IV. to prelacies falling vacant in Edinburgh (?) intra urbis mœnia). The present King, being only in the second year of his age, is in great need of such privileges and of the protection of his holiness. As the Church is a very important part of the state, great care in the choice of prelates is necessary, especially during the King's minority. On coming from France to take the government of the kingdom, found great dissensions; the nobility, commons and higher ecclesiastics were desirous of maintaining the royal rights, while his holiness was issuing orders in opposition to them about the see of St. Andrew's and several monasteries. They have at last agreed to his demands, though at a considerable sacrifice in obliging the Pope touching the promotion of his nephew to the bishopric of Bourges, and the admission of the Abp. of St. Andrew's. A new attack, however, has been made upon the young King's rights. The Pope's datary claims the Premonstratene priory of Whithorn, void by death, which was given to Albany's brother as it was of importance for the defence of the kingdom against the Irish. The Cardinal St. Eusebius, "ex prætenso jure regressus," claims the Benedictine monastery of Aberbrothok, resigned by the Abp. of St. Andrew's, although it was granted to the King's son in commendam. It appears by their letters they are hindering the settlement of both benefices, and intend to do the same with the archbishopric of St. Andrew's, the bishopric of Aberdeen, and the monasteries of Dunfermling, Incheffray and Coldingham, when they fall vacant; all which they boast, they have carried against the King in former days. Requests he will dispose of the bishopric of Caithness, the priory of Aberbrothok and Kelso (Calce) according to his letters.
Copy, full of clerical errors. Lat., pp. 5.
Adv. MS. 77.
Trusts it is well known at Rome what are the privileges of the Scotch kings with respect to bishoprics, and how much Albany has suffered already in the admission of the Abp. of St. Andrew's through his desire to oblige the Pope's nephew; and, further, the attempts to defeat the papal briefs made in Albany's favor. Begs credence for James Cottis, a canon of Glasgow.
Copy, Lat., p.1.
Devon.—Same as 26 June, with omission of Jas. Chudleygh, and addition of Edw. Willoughtby, Sir Hen. Sharnebourne, John Orenge, Ric. Strode, Rob. Shylston and John Cole of Slade. Knoll, 14 July.
Worcestershire.—G. Bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, R. Bp. of Hereford, Th. Earl of Arundel, Geo. Earl of Shrewsbury, Sir Edw. Sutton of Sutton, Humph. Conyngesby, Rob. Brudenell, John Neuport, Chas. Both, clk., Sir Gilb. Talbot, Sir Wm. Uvedale, Sir Griffin Rice, Sir Wm. Compton, Sir Hen. Sharnebourne, Sir Gilb. Talbot, jun., Sir John Ardern, John Ardern, Peter Newton, Geo. Bromeleley, Th. Lynom, Wm. Rudhale, John Ketilby, Giles Grevell, Rob. Vampage, Roland Morton, Nich. Foliet, Ric. Wye, John Wasshebourne, Th. Litelton and Roger Wynter. Otford, 14 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
14 July. 710. For JOHN DAWTREY of Southampton.
Release of the following sums received from the King, viz., of 9,000l. through John Heron, treasurer of the Chamber; 88,000l. through Sir John Daunce, for the expences of the army sent to Spain and against France and Scotland; and of 214l. 8s. through Ric. Palshyd, being the produce of the King's beer sold by him. Also release of all receipts and deliveries of ordnance, clothes, &c., and pardon for the payment of gold coined in England or elsewhere, and of plate, bullion, jewels, &c., to any foreigner by way of exchange, contrary to Act of 4 Hen. VII. Otford, 14 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3.
14 July. 711. WIMOND RALEYGH.
Devon.—Commission to Rob. Willoughby Lord Broke, Sir Wm. Trevanyon, Sir John Kyrkeham, Edw. Willoughby, John Chamond, John Cole of Slade, Rob. Shilston, Ric. Strode, John Orenge and the escheator to make inquisition p. m. in respect of Wimond Raleygh. Westm., 14 July.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9d.
15 July.
Vat. Trans. XXXVII. 33.
712. HENRY VIII. to LEO X.
Was strongly moved by the papal breve of 15th July and the Bishop of Worcester's letters, expressive of so much anxiety. Can testify to the Pope's great solicitude for the general peace of Christendom, and the obstacles with which he has been compelled to struggle through the private interests of certain princes. Thinks such obstinacy should no longer be encountered by prayers, but by the spiritual sword, and proffers his aid. If a crusade be proclaimed and joined by Christian princes, the King will be the first to come forward; but without a general union compliance with the Pope's request would be of little use and the King's money spent in vain. Greenwich, 15 July 1515.
[Glouc.]—G. Bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, R. Bp. of Hereford, Edw. Duke of Buckingham, Rob. Brudenell, John Neuport, Chas. Bothe, clk., Sir Gilb. Talbot, Sir Rob. Poynes, Sir Maurice Berkeley, Sir Wm. Uvedale, Sir John Ungerford, Sir Griffin Rice, Sir Th. Cornewall, Sir Alex. Baynham, Sir Hen. Shernbourn, John Broke, Peter Neuton, Geo. Bromeley, Wm. Denys, Th. Poyntz, Edm. Tame, John Whityngton, Wm. Rudhall, Giles Grevile, Edw. Wadham, Th. Goodman, Ric. Pole, Wm. Tracy, John Pauncefote, Christ. Baynham, Hen. Knyght, Rob. Wye, Th. Matston, Ric. Wye, Roger Porter and John Pakyngton. Knoll, 15 ...
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
15 July.
714. For ROGER HACCHEMAN, yeoman of the Guard.
To be the King's "sealle ryall" of Tournay, from the first day of the King's victorious entry [into the said city], namely, the 21st September 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 15 July 7 Hen. VIII.
Fr. 7 Hen. VIII. m. 6.
16 July.
Otho, C. IX. 22. B.M.
The Sophi has not yet crossed ... The Turk has laid siege to one of his towns on this side the Euphrates and withdrawn his army to Carazasar (Carassaris). One of his bashaws advanced with 3,000 janissaries to Constantinople, thence to Adrianople. He is building a vast fleet, intending to carry the war into Italy. If he conquer the Sophi, he will attack the Rhodians. They have refused leave to Thos. Newport and Thos. Schefild, preceptor of Beverley and captain of the castle of St. Peter, to depart from the island. Sends the King 24 "... peta minora" and three, larger, as the balsam he had sent before was in such small quantity. Rhodes, 16 July 1515.
Lat., pp. 2, mutilated. Add. at f. 27b.