Henry VIII: September 1515, 1-15

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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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September 1515

1 Sept.
Vit. B. XVIII. 176. B. M.
Wrote last from [Welce] on the [22nd] of last month. Next day set out for Insbruck, where he arrived yester evening after continuing his journey [through] perilous ways without stopping. The Emperor is hunting on his way hither, where he is expected this night. "And where in my said letter of the 22nd I advertized [your grace] of a certain repulse of Frenchmen at a passage ... Swissers, the said news were true, and was a g ... that the French should have found more obsti[nacy in their] entry than they have done, for since the said ... part of the French army is entered throug[h] ... of the Marquises of Mountferate and Salwce ... the Signor Prosper Colonne with 200 spears and ... horses rode in to the Marquis of Salwce's ... caused a certain passage to have be st ... to have resorted to the Swissers, he had ... and in the morning would have resty[d] ... his watch first one and after another ... [com]pany of horsemen of the French which were ... of the said Signor Prosper's arrival at the said [town] of Villefranke, took the first forerider and [pur]sued the second so nigh that his warning was not sufficient to save all thing." Colonna and his company resisted for some time, but at length many of them were slain and himself taken. The Swiss who, as he had written, had divided themselves in three parts, to defend three passages, joined again and withdrew to Navarre in the duchy of Milan, where they were still on the 25th, the French being at Vercelli, not far distant. If the Swiss remain faithful to the league, the French, even if they have a bloody victory, will not be able to keep their conquests. The Emperor has raised 20,000 men in the Tyrol who will be ready to march in 14 days. He has already sent a strong garrison to Verona. Insbroke, [1st] (fn. 1) Sept. 1515.
Hol., pp 3, mutilated. Add. and endd.
2 Sept.
Calig. B. VI. 89. B. M.
874. PATRICK LORD LINDSEY and others to DACRE.
Do not know if he has yet received their letters sent by Garoth (? Carrick) pursuivant who has not yet come to them. They are now at Eklis this Sunday. If he has not yet given in the bills "at zear plantus of on yis Est bordor," pray him to send them "and ve sall cause be don therto at accords of justice." Eklis, 2 Sept.
P. 1. Signed and addressed.
2 Sept.
R. O.
On 30 Aug. received the King's letters dated Windsor, the 20th. Have followed the King's instructions, and received from the inhabitants a minute of an obligation enclosed, under which they will undertake the custody of the city. Think they were not able to give better surety. Tournay, 2 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: The King's grace. Endd.
2 Sept.
Galba, B. VI. 205. B. M.
Sends the bearer to England about a horse. Reminds Wolsey of his promise about the letters of Madame. Begs that they may be sent by this bearer. Brussels, 2 Sept.
Hol., Fr., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: Mons. le Cardinal Deorck, Chanselier d'Angleterre.
3 Sept.
Vit. B. II. 165. B. M. Rym. XIII. 516.
Would not have written so strongly in behalf of Polydore, who, he is sorry to hear, has been thrown into prison, had not Cardinal Hadrian been so ready to comply with the King's wishes in the matter of the collectorship. As Ammonius has obtained possession begs that the King will not allow Polydore to be detained any longer. Verona, 3 Sept. 1515. Signed.
Lat., p. 1, mutilated. Add.
4 Sept. 878. For JOHN MEAUTYS, French Secretary.
Annuity of 40 marks. Otford, 4 Sept.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 12.
5 Sept.
Calig. B. VI. 126. B. M.
Declaration by Albany in answer to what the French ambassador brought him on the behalf of Margaret, signed by Dacre, Angus and Alexander Hume: 1. The "tutele" of the King and his brother and the government of the kingdom have been settled by the unanimous voice of the lords and estates, including those that are now traitors, as the Queen understands, in whose presence Angus, Hume and others made bodily oath. Leaves the matter to be rearranged by the estates if they think fit; it was not at his solicitation they acted. 2. As to the keeping of my lord the King and the three lords in their hands, the estates committed it to him, and he had meddled no further than to prevent their being carried out of the realm. This also he refers to the estates. They might have remained in her keeping for anything he had done; aud he had "gart be grantit" that she might visit them freely with her husband and household. 3. Had never refused her "conjoint fee," and will restore her goods whenever she listens to reason. Never spoke of Stirling to "gar se be ye lordis of conseil gif the King and his brother wald be the werre (waur ?) to be remufit of the place quhare yai wer norist," which was done by her advice and theirs; for he would not meddle with it. 4. Will abide by the articles he has already granted her, of which he sent copies to the King his master, the King of England, and Dacre. Will send the postulate of Arbroath to the King his master, to have such grace as he thinks fit, provided she will promise to do nothing against "them of this realm," but promote good will. 5. If she will return into Scotland, to her "gesine," will restore everything to her in seven days; or if she come eight days after she is churched, Angus and his brother coming as hostages during her "gesine," who shall receive full pardon for all their crimes, all the above articles shall be kept. They will then communicate about Lord Hume if that matter be not previously settled. Dombar, Friday, 5 Sept.
The above is in the hand of Albany's clerk. A few lines addressed to Margaret are added by De Planis, assuring her that the contents will be observed in every point.
Pp. 4.
5 Sept.
Galba, B. III. App. XLVII. 385. B. M.
Philip G[ualterotti] ... business of Scotland. Has not yet ... the receiver of Flanders, as he will see what his friend can get of him. Has not yet delivered to Lord Fenys the [letter]. Begs he will be as good lord to his brother for Cotyngham, that he may peaceably enjoy it. Brussels, 5 Sept. 1515. Signed.
P. 1, mutilated. Add.: Lord Abp. of York.
5 Sept.
S. B.
To be warden and lieutenant of Selwoode forest, Somers., vice Sir Walter Hungreford. Del. Otford, 5 Sept. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 12.
6 Sept.
Rym. XIII. 516.
Restitution of the temporalities to Nic. West Bishop of Ely. Otford, Sept. 6.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 30.
Privy Seal not found.
6 Sept.
883. To the ABP. OF CANTERBURY, Chancellor.
To affix the Great Seal to the King's indenture dated 8 May 7 Hen. VIII., with the exempt monastery of Saynt Albons, concerning lands called More, Ashelesse, Bacheworthe, Pritwell, and Estbury, in cos. Herts, Bucks, and Middx. Under Privy Seal, 6 Sept. 7 Hen. VIII.
7 Sept.
Addit. 19,398, f. 46. B.M.
Commanding them not to proceed to the election of a new prior in the room of Sir John Barton resigned till they receive licence from her. Oking (fn. 2), 7 Sept. Signed at the top.
7 Sept.
B. M. Calig. B. VI. 80.
i. Dacre and Magnus to [Henry VIII.]
Wrote lately that Magnus had come down and repaired to a poor place of Dacre's called Kirkoswald, on the West Marches, 26 Aug., with money, though Dacre had written that there was no occasion. Knowing that 31 Aug. was the last day appointed for meeting the Scotch commissioners, brought Magnus to Harbottle. Both are now in Etall. Encloses an indenture from the Queen of Scots, who has advertised him by the Chamberlain, that the Duke had compelled her to subscribe certain letters against her will to the Pope, the Kings of England and Scotland, to be conveyed by Mons. de Ville Bresme, whom she desired Dacre to stop. He was taken "a little from Belford," going into England without seeing Dacre, contrary to the promise of the Duke. They found on him many letters to England, France, Italy, Denmark, and other places; one to the Pope with the Great Seal of Scotland they detained, with another from the Queen, containing matter necessary to be known to Wolsey, which they send. Have written two letters to the Queen of Scots, of which they enclose copies, and have received a letter from her in her own hand, which they send. If their negotiation with the Queen succeed, "as we trust verily it shall, to the great disturbance of all Scotland," then if the Duke besiege her at Blacater, desire to know whether she [and] her husband shall be retained, and in what place. They propose Morpeth, where there is sufficient accommodation. They have paid her 100 marks, in Scotch money 400 marks. Ettall, 7 Sept. Signed. Pp. 2.
f.81. ii. Dacre to Margaret.
Has spoken with the gentleman she sent yesterday. The King had forewarned her of the danger into which she and her son would fall, if she refused to follow his council. Her husband's grandfather and uncle are prisoners to the Duke, the government of her son taken out of her hands, herself expelled from Stirling, her husband's party kept down, her rents withheld; utter destruction is before her if she consent to the indenture proposed by the Duke. Proposes that she should secretly withdraw from Edinburgh and repair to Blacater tower, where he will attend her. Her person and her children will be in security at this time of her near "lying down." Has arranged to convey her into the March within a mile of Edinburgh. Thinks it better that her husband should return into his own country. As a security for the due performance of all he promises the King has sent Magnus. This day the legate's servant came to Berwick with letters out of Scotland. If there be any from her Dacre will take them. Ettell, 1 Sept. Pp. 2.
f. 82. iii. Dacre to Margaret.
Fas taken from Mons. de Wille Bresme, the legate's servant, the letters of which he had written to her in the morning, and a certificate in parchment, signed by herself and others, admitting the Duke protector of the realm and tutor to her children. Urges the greater necessity of her coming to Blacater instead of Linligquho, as she had proposed to Henry, being within eight weeks of her time. Ettell, 1 Sept. P. 1.
f.83. iv. Copy of the indenture referred to above, made at Edinburgh, 14 Aug. 1515. (1.) That no help shall be desired from England, or any other realm, without the special licence of my lord governor; (2,) that he shall help and defend the Queen and her spouse in all reasonable causes, securing them their privileges and property as long as they shall be observant to my lord governor in the points above written. P. 1.
Ellis, 1 S. I. 127. v. Margaret to Dacre.
Perceives that he is not "sikerly" informed of her condition. She cannot pass where she would. "Vryten vyt my hond yes Mondaie."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the Lord Dakers.
vi. Margaret's credence.
"Credence yeven to the Lord Dacre and Thomas Magnus from the Quene of Scottis by her trusty servant Robyn Carr." 1. She is kept a strict prisoner by the Duke in Edinburgh. 2. Her friends are in ward, and her revenues withheld. 3. In order to reach Blaketer she will pretend she is sick, and go to Linlithqw with the Earl her husband, and there take her chamber. On the first or second night she will leave without any company except her husband and four or five servants; the Chamberlain shall meet her two or three miles from the town. If the appointment fail, he shall burn some town of the Duke, and so depart till another night can be appointed. She requires for her convoy "40 hardy and well striking fellows;" and is in good health and strength, though so near her confinement. She has sent a gold ring to the King as an earnest of her promise. Pp. 2.
Add.: Un[to] the King's highness our s[over]eign Lord.
7 Sept.
Vit. B. xviii. 180. B.M.
Wrote last on the [1st] from Insbroke. The Emperor arrived the same night and on the 3rd went hunting the gemsis (chamois). An embassy came that day from the Great Russe of Russye, to whom he gave audience, and to the Cardinal Gurk, who arrived the same night; although he had caused the ambassadors to meet without the town at four in the afternoon and got ready divers pieces of artillery and mortars to be shot off. He was also engaged in council with them the whole day on the 5th, and on the [6th] and to-day went to hunt the hart ... has by this time joined the Swiss, "and likewise the p ... for the Swissers have withdrawn themselves from Nova[ra] ... of Combe (Komo ?), where 20,000 more of their nation is com[e] ... of new, with firm purpose to fight" and hinder the return of the French, and prevent the Venetians from attacking Cremona or Brescia, which are well [garrisoned].—"In these three or four days past it hath been ... failed for the great offers that hath been [made to th]eym to which they gave ear as it seemed, but [as it sem]yth it was but to drive off the time, so that the [rest] of their company might have leisure and commodity to [join] with them," and the King of Arragon be enabled to send his army so far into France that the French King, who, it is said, is with his army in person, will have much difficulty to return in safety. Insbroke, 7 Sept. 1515.
P.S.—It is said that there are 5,000 English in the French army. Many had asked Wingfield whether the report were true, to which he replied that he did not believe it.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated.
7 Sept.
Vit. B. II. 160. B.M.
The Pope is highly pleased at the letters of Ammonius promising the King's aid against the Turks. The King will understand the Pope's satisfaction by his briefs. Refers him more fully to Ammonius. Thanks the King that he has granted him half a tenth from the clergy, and hopes it may now take effect. The Archbishop has promised his assistance. Sends a brief to Wolsey. Requests him to urge the King to advance the money out of his treasury, which he can afterwards obtain from the clergy. The money to be paid to Ammonius. Thinks nothing ought to be taken off it by way of exchange, considering it is to be employed in so pious a work.
Whilst he was folding the letter, on the 3rd he received the King's letters and Wolsey's, dated Richmond, 12th ult. The Pope is highly delighted to find Wolsey anticipates his wishes, and will return the draft of the treaty signed with his own hand. Points out the overgrown authority of France. The Pope is so on fire that he will insist on Wolsey's promotion in spite of all the Cardinals. It will be completed within eight days. He has sent out briefs to summon the Cardinals to Rome, who have now left for their holidays, stating that he wishes to appoint as Cardinal "unum prælatum dignissimum et max[imum] pro bono hujus Sanctae Sedis et ejus Sanctitatis." Has received from the bank 1,000 ducats, and expended a portion of them in sending out the letters. Is highly delighted at Wolsey's promotion, and hopes it will end in wolsey relieving him from his urgent poverty. Has spoken to the Pope of some title for the King, as protector of the Holy See.
P.S.—The Pope forwards a schedule of the treaty, signed and sealed by himself on his own behalf, for the King's signature. Delayed the departure of the letter carrier till this Friday, on which the private consistory decreed Wolsey's promotion, which will be published on Monday.
Minute of a treaty by the Emperor, the Kings of Arragon, the Duke of Milan, Florence, the Helvetic Confederacy, consisting of 28 articles. "Conservatores erunt sacrum reverendissimorum Cardinalium Collegium, Regesque Hungariae, Poloniæ et Portugalliæ, et Principes Electores Imperii, ac ipsimet Principes contrahentes qui cogent cum observare conventa qui ab eis declinare velit."
Headed: "Copia capitulorum formatorum." Endorsed: "Minuta cujusdam tractatus pro expeditione contra Thurcas. There is no mention of these things made in the indenture, yet ye may keep them with the other."
Pp. 7.
8 Sept.
Immediately after his letter from Bruges, on sight of Wolsey's letter for Marcellus' son, dated Windsor, 22 Aug., spoke to Lord Mountjoy at Tournay, who is glad to hear of Wolsey's promise of a promotion for Erasmus in England. Marcellus' son must send his proctor for the collation. A papal nominee claims the benefice, and, unless the King make proper provision, no Englishman shall have a quiet benefice in Tournay. This is the more necessary as the abbot of St. Martin's intends to resign or exchange. There are crimes against him enough to depose ten abbots. Tournay, 8 Sept. 1515.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: My Lord of York. Endd.
8 Sept.
Calig. E. II. 80. B.M. Strypes' Mem. vol. I. p. I. 10 (fn. 3).
It will be needful for him to have a commission to pardon the rioters according to the King's last letters sent to the Lord Chamberlain from Oking. Is afraid that many thieves, English and Welsh, if they have not their pardons, will go over to the enemy. Deprecates the diminution of the garrison. Does not trust the common people. Wishes to know the certainty of the Queen's being with child, that he may order prayers and a sermon. Dr. Sampson, Wolsey's vicar general, gave a prebend to Herasmus. Hears that Wolsey desires it for Marc[ellus] and will make provision for Herasmus. Has taken measures accordingly. Tournay, 8 Sept.
P.S. Has heard of a great overthrow [of the French] in Italy. The Duke of Gueldres is taken prisoner.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: To the Right Reverend, &c. my [Lord] Abp. of York.
9 Sept.
Received on the 6th his letters dated Okyng, 27 Aug., commanding them to induce the inhabitants to undertake the safe keeping of the town by one of three ways specified. Think the inhabitants have already bound themselves under conditions more advantageous to the King that if they chose a captain and garrison of their own. They desire to have an English garrison, and to pay Henry the same tribute as they did to the French King. If they can be brought to the King's wishes desire to know what is to be done with the bastard Emery, Tebefeld (Thubianville) and John Sellier, who have served the King two years or more, and others who have had offices in England or Calais. Tournay, 9 Sept. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: The King's grace. Endd.
10 Sept.
Notifying him of his election to the cardinalate. Rome, 10 Sept. 1515, 3 pont.
Vellum. Add.
10 Sept.
R. O.
This day Wolsey was created a Cardinal by the unanimous consent of the whose Council. to-day when they came to voting, and last Friday, he took an opportunity of speaking with the Cardinal Sta. Maria in Porticu in such a way as his loyalty to England required him to do. Rome, 10 Sept. 1515. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: Cardli. Ebor. Endd.
10 Sept.
Vit. B. II. 169. B.M.
Thanks him for the care he has taken in his promotion. Lays his life, body, goods and honor at his disposal, and will promote his honor in England in like degree. Begs he will return his most cordial thanks to the Pope, to whom he is most bound, under the King, for calling him to be one of the Holy College of Cardinals. The King will be ready to expose his person and goods to support the honor and safety of the Holy see. Requests the hat may be sent with all diligence. Considering that the parliament beginneth in crastino Animarum, "it shall be necessary that I have the habit and hat of a [Cardinal, and] whereas there be none here that can make the said habit" ... "[send] to me two or three hoods of such fashion and [colour as] Cardinals be wont to wear there, and also one paper of cappys (?) ... [l]arger and shallower than those were which your lordship lately sent to me with two ... gret (?) pieces of silk used by Cardinals there for making of kirtles and other [like] garments." The King has signed the truce with the Pope's holiness. Thinks he ought to send the King some honorable title. This will cost the Pope nothing, but "shall be ascribed to his perpetual memory, and chronicled amongst other his noble deeds." If Worcester can obtain it by the next post he shall deserve as much of the King as ever he did in his life. Refers him to Ammonius, whom Wolsey will not fail to help with all his power. Is writing to the Pope and all the Cardinals who congratulated him on his election. Sends a memorial of the letters which Worcester may deliver.
Draft in Wolsey's hand, pp. 3, mutilated.
Subjoined is:—
"A memorial of the King's letters and my Lord Cardinal's letters." "[Two] letters from my Lord Cardinal to the Pope; one of thanks, the other responsive to such brevys as his holiness hath written to my said Lord." "[Seven] letters to the College, [1] to the Cardinal of St. George, 1 to the Cardinal Sanctæ Mariæ in Porticu, 1 to the Cardinal of St. Cross, 1 to the Cardinal de Medicis, 1 to the Cardinal Sanctorum Quatuor, [1] to the cardinal de Saulis, [1] to the Cardinal Adrian."
In Wolsey's own hand.
In another hand is a list of the King's letters, &c. 3 to the Pope, 1 to the College of Cardinals, and 1 each to the Cardinals St. Crucis, de Bibiena, de Medicis, "the King's protector," de Saulis, S.torum Quatuor Coronatorum, and the Bp. of Worcester the King's orator.
P. 1, mutilated.
Vit. B. II. 202.*
Is sorry he cannot write to him more fully at present, as he is very ill with rheum and catarrh. The Council are highly satisfied with Worcester's answers to the Pope, and hope that his holiness will ponder them well. Has received the bulls for his title. Begs Worcester will remember his other suits and desires. Refers him to his other letters, written to Andreas in cipher. "From my house beside Westminster."
Draft, in Wolsey's own hand.
Grant, for 40 years, of the custody of "the subsidy and ulnage of saleable cloths in co. Kent, and a moiety of the forfeitures thereon when exposed for sale not being stamped with the appointed seal, &c.; at the annual rent of 26l. 13s. 4d. Otford, 10 Sept.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16.
10 Sept.
897. For DAVID AP HOWELL, yeoman of the Guard.
To be forester of Cornattyn, Mountgomery North [Wales]. Del. Otford, 10 Sept. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 12.
11 Sept.
Calig. B. VI. 92. B. M.
i. "Copy of a letter to David Car, larde of Cesfurd, warden of the Est and Myddill Marchise, answer of the Duke Albany's lettre next afore."
Has been desired by Albany, in a letter of the 26th to send him bills of complaint. They have been sent already to Lord Home, then warden of all the Marches, by him to Sir John Michelson, priest, keeper, and writer. He can give him the account of the slaughters of Henry Milne, Robert Dalgles, John Dalgles his son, and David Taite his maighe, and of Rauf Stother by the Youngs; but if he refuses, and Car will send on Thursday to Etall, Dacre will give him the names. He has before sent to William Home and the Lord Johnston his lieutenant of the death of Oliver Jakson in the West Marches, and since to Lord Maxwell. Harbottle, 28 Aug.
Calig. B. VI. 92b. ii. "Copy of the lord Dacre's answer made to the commissioners' letter sent to David Car of Cesfurd, warden of the East and Middle Marches of Scotland."
Has received a letter from the Scotch commissioners by David Pringill, stating that they could not come further than Ellen Kirk towards Caldstreme. Is surprised that he does not keep his meeting according to the Duke's writing. Has written to him by David Cameron certifying the names of the murderers of Henry Mylne. As he is now in Kelso, desires him to meet him at Coldstream to-morrow, contrary to the Duke's appointment, he and the commissioners have "shot this day." Cornell Kirk, 31 Aug.
Calig. B. VI. 93. iii. "The answer of the Lord Dacre made to the commissioners' letter next afore."
Has received their writing and letter by Garioth, pursuivant. If they will come to Coldstream on Monday the 10th, will send them safeconduct to Cornell Kirk. Etall, 1 Sept.
iv. "Copy of the answer of the commissioners' letter."
Has received their writing by David Cameron. Learns that they are coming to Eklis. Has been here since Thursday to meet them last Friday according to the Duke's appointment. Thomas Magnus has been sent by the King of England and Master Carlisle, herald, to see redress done. Will send to them if they will come to Coldstream to-morrow. At Etall, 11 Sept.
Pp. 4.
12 Sept.
Beseeches Wolsey's favour, without which he has small comfort in this world. Would have showed him this before, but for Wolsey's want of leisure. Hopes Wolsey will not see him cast away. "Wellis," 12 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
12 Sept.
Vit. B. XVIII. 181. B.M.
Wrote last on the [7th] with "the news of the Swissers stabyl[ished] and fortified, and of the conjunction of the Vice[roy's army] with that of the Pope, and putting of new presid[ies in such towns] of the duchy as began to waver, that is to [say] ... and Loode; and the less marvel, for the Signor [John Jacques] de Trevulce with 3,000 men was advanced and approached night[o the city of] Milan, trusting that the community of the same [would have] changed sail; but answer was made that co[nsidering] there was twain so great armies as that of th[e Vice]roy and Swissers and that of the French, they we[re] de[termined] to save the city whole for the victors; wherefore the [said] John Jakys was fain to withdraw to the French arm[y, and] was also passed a river called the Tissyn within fifteen [miles of] the said city. Howbeit when they perceived t[hat the] said Signor John Jakys was frustrate of his enter [prise, and] that the Pope's army was joined with that of the V[iceroy, and] were in such place that they might not well ... to join with the Swiss, they put water in thei[r way] and repassed again the said river of Tissyn." It is not known yet whether they intend to fight or retreat over the mountains. The Venetians, under Bartholomew Alviane, have passed through the Mantuan territory across the Mincio and the Oglio to the Cremonese. Though the Emperor spends his time in hunting, it is believed he has taken care that Alviano shall have a difficulty in returning to his den. The Duke of Ferrara and the Marquis of Mantua, if they desire to keep their possessions in safety, will have to declare themselves extreme enemies to the Venetians. The Emperor has sent Louis Marraton, a faithful friend, to England on matters of great importance ... [Insbroke], 12 Sept. 1515.
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated, Add.
12 Sept. 901. CITY and COUNTY of COVENTRY.
Commission to the mayor, Sir Edw. Belknap, Sir Edw. Ferrers, Wm. Browne of Over, John Beaufoo, and John Northcotis to make inquisition concerning the possession of which Edm. Woode, of Calais, merchant, attainted, or other persons to his use, were seized 20 April 8 Hen. VII. Otford, 12 Sept.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 12d.
12 Sept. 902. For WM. FYTTON, yeoman of the Butlery.
Wardship of Thomas an idiot, s. and h. of Margaret Frysmer. Otford, 12 Sept.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 13.
12 Sept.
S. B.
903. To the ABP. OF CANTERBURY, Chancellor.
For writs of dedimus potestatem to the Prior of Worcester to take the fealty of Sir Robert Elyot abbot elect of St. Awsteyns, near Bristol. Oking, 12 Sept. 7 Hen. VIII. Del. Otford, 13 Sept. 7 Hen. VIII.
13 Sept.
Galba, B. III. 263. B.M.
Had not written at large to the King touching the intercourse because of the diverseness of their communications, and could not write of any single untowardness for fear of creating unfounded apprehensions in the King's mind. Will not touch upon those things which they have now written at length to the King. Wants money; has been there more than four months and lacks a month's pay. Ponynges leaves to morrow for England. Commends his wisdom and diligence. Brussels, 13 Sept.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated.
13 Sept.
Galba, B. III. 386. App. XLVII. B.M.
Desires Wolsey's aid that his brother Leonard may enjoy his revenues quietly. Ponynges leaves to-morrow, who will give him full information, and has recommended Spinelly to Chievres and the Chancellor. Will hereafter write in cipher all matters of importance. Brussels, 13th Sept. 1515. Signed.
P. 1, mutilated. Add.: Abp. of York. Endd.
13 Sept. 906. For ST. AUGUSTINE'S ABBEY, near Bristol, Worc. dioc., of the Order of St. Victor.
Assent to the election of Rob. Elyot as abbot. 13 Sept.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 12.
S.B. 2. Warrant to Ric. Bp. of Winchester, keeper of the Privy Seal, for the above. Oking, 10 Sept. 7 Hen. VIII.
907. For CLEMENT WYMAR, clk.
To have the pension due from the Abbot elect of St. Augustine's near Bristol, to a clerk nominated by the King, till the Abbot promote him to a competent benefice.
13 Sept.
908. For TH. LEWES.
Pardon, as of Wobourne Chapell, alias of Ampthyll, Beds.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 12.
14 Sept.
Vit. B. XVIII. 221. B.M.
Congratulates Wolsey on his election into the College [of Cardinals], notified by letters from Rome, dated the day after, viz., the [11th] inst., which also mentioned that the Bp. of Worcester had in the King's name entered the Holy League. Has received visits in consequence from the ambassadors of the Pope and of Arragon with ... of Milan, who gave their congratulations, as did also the Hoffmaster and his Chancellor to day at church. The Emperor was absent hunting near this town. Writes no more, as he wrote on the 12th to the King. Ins[broke, 14 Sept. (fn. 4) 1515.]
Hol., p. 1., mutilated. Add.: The Lord Thomas Cardinal of York.
15 Sept.
Vit. B. II. 167. B.M.
Wolsey's promotion is a proof of the Pope's anxiety to please the King. Is glad that he had his own part in the matter. Though he was away at Bologna, did not fail to urge it by constant letters to the Pope. Is sorry it was not his good fortune to be present at the creation. Bologna, 15 Sept. 1515.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
15 Sept.
Begs that Thomas Wilbram of Wichemabanke (Nantwich), in co. Chester, may be called before the Council for a cruel murder done upon Randolph More of the same. hears that the murderer is supported by the gentlemen of the county, and that More is to be indicted for his own death. His widow sues for redress. He did the King good service in his last voyage beyond the sea, then being in the Earl's company. Sheffield, 15 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my Lord of York.
15 Sept.
Giust, Desp. I. 126.
Has not written before on account of the increase of his illness; the King, however, and council have been absent. Events have taken place in favour of the French King, notified by Madame, the King's mother, who communicates the news for the benefit of Henry. Are dependent for news upon the French ambassador. The Spanish ambassador fills the air with malignant rumors. The French victories in Italy are not liked. The court is employed in pleasure, and will not assemble till Michaelmas. London, 15 Sept. 1515.


  • 1. Supplied from margin and endorsement.
  • 2. The court was at Woking in Sept. 1515, and again in 1521. No other evidence has been found as to the year of this document.
  • 3. Printed, but with some passages omitted.
  • 4. 14 Dec., according to a modern hand in the margin, which is clearly erroneous.