Henry VIII: November 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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November 1515

1 Nov.
Vit. B. XVIII 199. B. M.
1100. PACE to WOLSEY.
Has passed through the dominions of Robert de la Marche, called "The Devil," not without great fear. Six days before entering them this devil robbed six or eight [merchants] of a large sum of money ["et] ... dicis suppliciis affecerat." Escaped by byeways with a companion safe to Spires, "a ... triduum ero cum primo ex illis quibus missus ..." If reports are true every thing is going as Wolsey expected. Has suffered great fatigue, but will spare no labor for the cause he is engaged in. [Spires, 1 Nov. (fn. 1) ]
Hol., Lat., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: Dom. Thomæ Cardinali Eboracensi.
1 Nov. 1101. GAOL DELIVERY.
Coventry Gaol.—John Clerke, mayor, Ralph Swyllyngton, recorder, Rob. Fulwood, Wm. Pysford and John Hardwyn. Westm., 1 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8d.
2 Nov.
S. B.
1102. For TH. CHEYNE.
To be constable of Quenburgh castle and steward of Middleton and Merden, Kent, vice Sir Francis Cheyne, deceased. Del. Westm., 2 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 10.
3 Nov.
S. B.
1103. For MARCELLUS DE LA MORE, the King's servant and principal surgeon.
Annuity of 40 marks. Del. Westm., 3 Nov.
3 Nov. 1104. For JOHN YMBERLEY, monk of St. Sampson, Middleton.
Pardon. Westm., 3 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 11.
Vit. B. II. 183. B. M.
The Pope apologises for his hasty negotiation with France; after the retreat of the Swiss, French interests were supreme in Italy; the Duke of Ferrara, to recover Modena and Reggio, the Bentivogli, Bologna, the Florentines their liberty, the Duke of Urbino to escape from the Church's authority, were arming against him. Ruin was on every side; none were to be trusted. When he can find his opportunity for expelling the French, he will use all his efforts to do so. The Pope will be glad to hear of Pace's departure which has not yet been told him. Pace's arrival will be opportune, as the Swiss hold a diet on the 5th or 6th of this month. The Cardinal Sta. Maria in Porticu has just told him the Viceroy of Naples has been with the Pope in disguise and been scolded by him. Baltasar Tuerdus has been sent to the Pope by Francis mother, begging the Pope's favor towards her son. Knows by Wolsey's letter from Woking, that Baltasar speaks disrespectfully of the King, saying he is a youngling, cares for nothing but girls and hunting, and wastes his father's Patrimony. Has intrusted to the Cardinal S. Quatuor the expediting of the bull De conferendis ordinibus. Sent him a small present, but these great men expect great rewards for their labors. The French King will not visit Bologna with the same splendor as his predecessor Charles did. It is not true that the French have made many presents to the Magnifico Julian. It is the nature of Frenchmen that they can never hold their tongue upon what they do, say or think.
Lat., copy, in the hand of Ammonius, pp. 3, mutilated.
4 Nov.
Calig. D. VI. 974. B. M.
After he had received information that my lord of Dunkeldin was taken and put in prison, he informed the Pope of it, who has sent a brief for his Delivery. Hoped to have been able to have forwarded it that it might have been presented to the Duke, but hearing that he and the Queen were going into England knew not to whom he could intrust it. He has no friend at Bruges to whom he could direct it. John Barry his former messenger has excused himself. The secretary of the Bp. of Wlsistir (Worcester) has lately crossed over to England with a Cardinal's hat for the Archbishop of York. Wishes he would find a way to pass into Scotland and present the bull to the Duke of Albany, as no one in that realm will present anything to the Duke to his displeasure. He will obtain briefs in different form, and letters from the Pope to the said secretary. Wishes him to urge the King of England to write to the Bp. of Worcester on the subject, and engage his influence with the bishop's familiar, Bonifacius, to undertake this matter. Has sent him a brief of the Pope's confirmation of the King's testament. Jerome Friscobald dwelling in Bruges made Simon and Reynold de Recaselis pay him for desPatching the bulls of Dunkeld and other things, but revoked his order on hearing of the Bishop's imprisonment.
Begs for a remittance through Jerome Friscobald's son Leonard in London or otherwise, for the Pope is about to leave Rome for Florence, Bologna and Pisa, and he must attend him and not neglect opportunities. Balthazar Steward is on his way from Scotland, sent by the Duke of Albany "contra my lord of Dunkeldin," but the Pope and Cardinals have too good an opinion of his "nobility, science, and other good qualities" to desert him readily. When his lordship has anything to write to him, he may direct his letters to the Bp. of Worcester, the English ambassador, who commonly receives despatches once a month. "As the warld standis now, nowthir ma my lord wryt to me nor zit I ma get writing conwoit to his lordship. God Almytty remeid. Yis storm is sa wiolent it ma notht lest." Without a remittance speedily he must come away. Has lived on credit since June, but were loth to depart "quhill my lord war a free man and out of trubill." The Bp. of Worcester despached a brief from the Pope directed to the Duke for his Deliverence in August and sent it to the King of England. Rome, 4 Nov.
Pp. 2.
ii. Copy of the brief referred to.
Pp. 2. Add.: To my maist speciell lord my lord Erle of Angous.
4 Nov.
P. S.
Grant, in tail, of the manors of Scotton and Brereton, York, with remainder to Simon Conyers, for life; at the annual rent of a red rose. Greenwich, 4 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Vacated on surrender, 24 June 13 Hen. VIII., in favor of Sir Wm. Compton.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 16.
5 Nov.
Vit. B. II. 177b. B. M.
Acknowledges Wolsey's letter of thanks for the services rendered in his election. Rome, nonis Nov. 1515. [Signature burnt off.]
Lat., p. 1, mutilated.
5 Nov.
R. O.
Congratulates him on his appointment to the cardinalate. Makes a proffer of his services. Rome, nonis Nov. 1515.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add. and endd.
5 Nov.
S. B.
Annuity of 50l., for services to the King's father, mother and sisters. Del. Westm., 5 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 4.
2. Annuity of 20l. to Alianora his wife for the same. Ibid.
6 Nov.
Vit. B. II. 174. B. M.
Has been greatly afflicted with gout since his departure from Viterbo. So many changes have been made in the treaty that unless France consents it must come to nothing. Francis thinks that if he could have a conference with the Pope he might gain some advantage. This the Pope does not refuse, but will never be French. The meeting was to have been at Florence, and is appointed for Verona on the 27th. He will enter Florence on the 29th Nov., stay there fifteen days,—then to Bologna, where he will expect the King at Christmas, and go to Milan perhaps till Epiphany,—then to Florence,—then to Rome about Lent. The French are much deceived in their expectation of the results of the battle of Marignano;—are afraid of the preparations of the Emperor; and if he does nothing they will be obliged to evacuate Italy, owing to the great expence. The Emperor has increased his forces at Bologna; eight of the cantons are with him. The Pope has sent him 10,000 ducats, but the Emperor is very careless and dilatory in his proceedings. Antonio Pallavicino and the Lord Beuere[n] have presented their credentials to the Pope, from the French King, with great professions of friendship, urging the Pope to fix the day of meeting and arrange a peace between the French and Swiss. The Spanish general is effeminate, and the Pope thinks is not to be trusted. The Venetians have lost their hopes of Italy and received a great blow at the siege of Brescia. The German soldiers in the French army have told the King they will not fight against the Emperor in person. Two days ago received a message from the Cardinal Sta. Maria in Porticu to attend the Pope. Has received Wolsey's letters of the 26th Oct.; cannot send an answer till he has seen the Pope.
Lat., copy, in the hand of Ammonius, pp. 4, mutilated. Headed: "Ex literis d. Wigorniensis datis ex Urbe die vi. Novembris."
6 Nov.
R. O.
Has received his letter dated London, 14th Oct., "whereby I perceive your kind remembrance as well to my Lord Cardinal as to my Lord Chamberlain." Hopes another season to live in England. Would gladly give up his place here if one could be found meet to take it. The castle wall with the tower from the sluice to the bridge is eight feet above ground. Thinks it cannot be farther advanced before March. The great tower in the Mint is five feet higher than when Sampson left. Hopes the castle will serve for defence by the end of May. My Lord Mountjoy is anxious to go to England. The Cardinal of Switzerland, the French say, will cause war. Has made Sampson's recommendations to "Jane the shrew," who is now at Antwerp. Tournay, 6 Nov.
Begs to hear of Sampson's return to Tournay.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: To the Rt. Worshipful Mar Dr Sampson, with my Lord Cardinal.
6 Nov.
R. T. 137. R. O. Addit. 11,718. B. M.
1113. DE BAPAUME to LOUISE DE SAVOY, Regent of France.
Received by Guyenne herald, on 25th ult., her letters of the 18th. As it was late, and the King and the two Queens here were gone with the Council into the great galley, was unable to execute her commands; and the day after a servant of M. de Lafayette, captain of Boulogne, Delivered him a letter from her dated 16th ult., enclosing a cipher. He and Guyenne herald had audience of Henry at Greenwich. He seemed much vexed at the news of the prosperity of France contained in the King's letter, and, after reading it, asked if he was going to war with the King of Arragon for Naples. Bapaume said he thought not, but that he would return from Italy with his army about All Saints' Day. Henry then asked about the appointment of the Pope, and Bapaume said that it was concluded, which Henry contradicted. Told him that the Emperor was desirous of the King's friendship, and was again contradicted. He asked how many Swiss had been killed in the battle. Told him 20,000, which he would not believe, saying that only 10,000 Swiss, who were in the advanced guard, were engaged. Said that he must feel very much pleased at the prosperity of his ally in conquering the Swiss, who call themselves "domiteurs et correcteurs des princes." He said he was very glad to hear it, but that the Lanzknechts and Almains were much better soldiers than the Swiss, and then talked of a crusade against the Turk. He will send an answer to Francis.
Met the Duke of Suffolk and told him all the news. He received him very civilly, which the King did not, and said he was as much pleased at the King's prosperity as any man in France, and that he considered himself more obliged to Francis than to any one else except Henry, and would serve him all his life. Showed him the contents of the cipher. He said that Henry was making a show of warlike preparations to please his subjects, who wished him in reality to make war on Francis in his absence, but that he was desirous of peace. Suffolk then said he was very anxious that the two Kings should meet, and told Bapaume to come to his house after All Saints' Day, that he might tell him what to write to Francis. Then went with Guyenne to Wolsey at Westminster, who said he was much pleased at the news of the victory. Showed him the contents of the cipher, that if Francis had not left his frontier well guarded it was because he never thought that Henry would make war on him in his absence, considering the treaty of peace and friendship between them; on which Wolsey, laying his hand on his breast, swore that neither the King, his Council, nor himself had ever thought of such a thing; and that the ships and the great galley were only built to please his Queen and his sister Mary, and that they and the Council had dined there on Thursday last. They were not built to make war on either France or Scotland, but merely to be in readiness for any thing that might happen; still, if the Duke of Albany did not abstain from and make reparation for his injuries to Margaret and her children, Henry would make him do so. Has, therefore, not yet spoken to Henry about these matters, and will await her further commands. His own opinion is, however, that if Francis had been unfortunate in Italy, Henry would have invaded France.
There can be no Scotch war for six months. Wolsey says that the Chamberlain and his relations who were imprisoned by Albany have escaped, but was told by the Scotch herald that it was not certain. Told the person she mentions that the person to whom he was to address himself has gone to the King. Believes he will keep his promise. The great galley has 207 pieces of artillery, 70 of them of brass, the rest of iron, 4,000 or 5,000 bullets, and 400 or 500 barrels of powder. She has 120 oars, and will hold 800 or 1,000 fighting men. On the Thursday mentioned Henry acted as pilot, and wore a sailor's coat and trousers made of cloth of gold, and a gold chain with the inscription "Dieu est mon Droit," to which was suspended a whistle, which he blew nearly as loud as a trumpet. Mass was performed on board by the Bishop of Durham, and the Queen named the galley "The Princess Mary." Yesterday Wolsey told him, in the presence of the Bishops of Winchester and Durham, that Henry thought it very strange that Francis should say, 'concerning the deed of the Pope, that he did not think that so honorable a prince as Henry would have wished to make war upon him contrary to his promise, and that he must make reparation or prepare to defend himself;' for, in truth, neither he nor his Council had any intention of doing so, and in his letters to Francis there was no mention of it, but simply a request that he would not make war on the Pope. Answered that the King's words were gracious enough if not misinterpreted, and that Henry had written much more rudely.
They then spoke of the jewels demanded by Mary Queen Dowager, and said that a bishop had been sent to France about them, mentioned the shameful treatment of Queen Margaret by Albany, and stated that he had proclaimed publicly that every one was to prepare for a war with England, as Henry was intending to invade the kingdom; a thing which he had never thought of. Was shown the minute of the letter sent to Francis by advice of the Council. After this, remained with Wolsey alone, who spoke of the friendship between the two Kings, and said that if Albany was recalled to France and Margaret allowed to have her rights, there would be no occasion for war; but if this was not done, Henry was determined to assist his sister to obtain what was due to her. The treaty with the King of Arragon has been renewed, and he has promised to assist Henry in case of a Scotch war, and Henry to assist him if Francis invades Guyenne; but if France does nothing contrary to the treaty, Henry will enter into no new treaty with Arragon to his prejudice. On this, took leave of him. Wishes to be recalled. London, 6 Nov.
Fr., pp. 26. Endd.: Double des lettres de Mons, de Bapaume envoyéesà Madame.
6 Nov. 1114. For SIR HEN. GULDEFORD, knight of the Body.
To be master of the King's horses with 40l. a year in the same manner as Sir Thos. Knyvet, Sir Thos. Brandon, or Sir Thos. Cheyne. Westm., 6 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 10.
6 Nov.
S. B.
Annuity of 50 marks, as squire of the body. Del. Westm., 6 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23, and p. 3, m. 10.
6 Nov.
S. B.
1116. For NICH. CARREWE, squire of the Body.
Annuity of 50 marks, as one of the King's cypherers, void by death of Sir Richard Hastyngis. Del. Westm., 6 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 11.
7 Nov.
S. B.
Bonifacio secretary to the Bp. of Worcester has arrived with the Cardinal's hat. Has apprised Wolsey of it that preparations may be made for his reception. Calais, 7 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: My lord Cardinal [of Y]ork.
7 Nov.
R. O.
1118. WM. PAWNE to the [COUNCIL].
Informed them in his last, 30 Sept., how far the citadel at Tournay was advanced, why the King's instructions had not been in all respects observed, why he signed a letter from the Lord-lieutenant and Council desiring the appointment of a controller, and how the two controllers appointed by the lieutenant have misconducted themselves. Thos. Hert and John le Sellier the royal controllers have overseen all his payments. Had requested a letter to be sent to Sir Hugh Conway, treasurer of Calais, touching the collectorship there. Gives an account of the advancement of the works. Received on 28 Oct. certain articles from the Council there which he encloses. Will send an account of the money he has spent since he was there, and a platte of the works. Tournay, 7 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 4.
7 Nov.
R. O.
1119. HEADS of a TREATY between the FRENCH and SWISS.
Made at Geneva at the instance of the Duke of Savoy between Peter de la Guice, seneschal of Lyons, Ant. Laviste Lord of Fienes, master of requests, André le Roy, the French King's secretary, on the one part, and John Grebel and Conrad Urgelhart consuls of Zurich, Guill. de Diesbach, kt., James de Uratemeis Ulmo, and Barth. de Madiis, one of the consuls of Berne, Peter Zucafz, Melchior Zupgaligion and Jorveus de Merlin, kt., consuls of Zurich, John Bisl of Uri, John Jorli Burri of Schwitz, Peter Wrtz, John de Grurel of Unterwalden, Gaspar Zelger and Conrad Messer of Zug, and others.
1. A renewal of their ancient amity. 2. Liberation of prisoners on both sides. 3. Interchange of the letters of confederation between Max. Sforza and the conferates, and the letters of the treaty of peace made at the siege of Dijon "et in Gallerata." 4. To include the substance of the league made between the late King Lewis and the confederates relative to the Duchy of Milan, especially in reference to pedage and gabel, *c. All who have since joined the Swiss confederacy to have the benefit of these exemptions, except Sion and others not of the German nation. 5. The French King consents to pardon and permit the return of all who in support of Max. Sforza have fled to Germany, Milan, Lugano, Lucerne, especially Galeazzo Visconti, Dom Frederick, Aaron, Jacobus Philippus, Dr. Gab. Marcellinus, Peter Posterl., Jac. de Gallera, John Petr. de Ripe de Luyno, Bernardin Morisan, Bapt. and Jer. de Lugano. 6. He is to pay for their expences before Dijon 400,000 cr. de soleil, and for their expences in Italy 300,000, in satisfaction of all demands against Della Trimoille, *c. 7. All castles in Lugan ?, Lucerne, Donnesossute (Dondosola) and Valtellina, in the hands of the confederates and the Grey league, to be put as a security in the hands of the King of France, with the exception of Bellison, for which he shall pay 300,000 g. cr. at certain periods. 8. Neither party to harbour the enemies of the other. 9. The confederates to assist the King of France in his wars "citra quam ultra Montes," with a sufficient number at the expence of the said King, provided it be with the consent of the said confederates. 10. Privileges to extend to merchants on both sides. 11. The King of France to pay thirteen of the cantons as a donative yearly 2,000 francs each. 12. The treaty to last for the life of the French King and ten years after. 13. In the name of the King of France room is reserved for the Pope, the Emperor, the Kings of England, Scotland, Navarre, Denmark, the Archduke of Austria, Dukes of Savoy, Lorraine, and Gueldres, the house of Medici, the Venetians, and the Bishop of Liege. 14. And on the part of the consederates, the Pope, the Emperor, the house of Austria, the Dukes of Savoy, *c. Geneva, 7 Nov. 1515.
Lat., pp. 10, in the hand of the Bp. of Worcester's clerk. Endd.
Vit. B. xx. 17. B. M. 2. Abstract of the above mentioned treaty, headed: "The cont ... and the ... by Marny [x ?] ... "The writer says, "This is as much as I have retained in my remembrance at one sight of th[e] said treaty."
Pp. 3, mutilated. Endd.: The articles of the treaty between the French King and the Swyce[rs].
7 Nov.
S. B.
Cumb.—Sir Christ, Pykering, Sir Th. Curwen, *Sir Christ. Dacre.
Northumb.—Rob. Colyngwod, Wm. Swynborne, Rob. Claveryng.
[These names have been struck out and the name of Nich. Haryngton has been inserted by Wolsey.]
York.—*Sir John Carre, Sir Ric. Tempest, Sir Ric. Cholmeley.
Notts and Derby.—Th. Meryng, *Sir John Zouche, Sir Wm. Perpoynt.
Linc.—*Sir Rob. Dymmok, Sir Wm. Tyrwyt, Sir Lionel Dymmok.
Warw. and Leic.—Everard Digby, Th. Pulteney, *Sir Wm. Skevyngton.
Salop.—Francis Yong, John Cotes, *Sir Th. Cornewall.
Staff.—Sir Hen. Willoughby, *Th. Nevell, Ric. Wrotesley.
Heref.—*Wm. Herbert de Troy, Ralph Haglett, Th. Bodnam.
Worc.—John Savage, in fee.
Glouc.—*Sir Maurice Berkeley, Wm. Denys, Sir Rob. Poyntz.
Oxon and Berks.—Hen. Bruges, *Sir John Daunce, Sir Edw. Chamberleyn.
Northt.—Th. Lovet, *Nich. Odell, Sir Ric. Knyghtley.
Camb. and Hunts.—Wm. Tanfeld, Anth. Malory, *John Parys.
Beds and Bucks.—*Sir John Seynt John, Sir Ralph Veney, jun., Mich. Fissher.
Norf, and Suff.—*Anth. Wyngfeld, Sir Ric. Wentworth, Arth. Hopton.
Essex and Herts.—Hen. Frowyk, *Sir John Veer, Th. Peryent.
Kent.—*Th. Cheyne, John Cryps, Sir John Fogge.
Surrey and Sussex.—*Sir John Legh, Sir Matthew Broun, John Shelly.
Hants.—John Calewey, Peter Philpot, *Rob. Wallop.
Wilts.—*John Scrope, John Ludwe (mistake for Ludlowe ?), Sir Edw. Hungerford.
Somers. and Dors.—*Sir John Seymour, Wm. Paulet, [John Bowser].
[Devon.]—[*]Sir [John S]helston, ..., Sir Edw. Gorge.
[Cornw.]—[*]Sir Wm. Trevanyon, ... vyle, Robt. [L]ongdon.
[Westmor.]—... [Lord] Clifford.
[Rutland].—... Feldyng (?), [*John Caldecote,] ... [7 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.]
Signed by the King, top and bottom.
Those persons were chosen sheriffs whose names were pricked by the King, and are marked above by a prefixed asterisk.
7 Nov.
S. B.
Annuity of 50 marks, as squire of the Body, granted by patent, 4 March 3 Hen. VIII., which was annulled by the Act of Resumption in the last Parliament. Del. Westm., 7 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23.
8 Nov.
Calig. E. II. (44.) B. M.
Have already sent a statement of the finances of the town, but for security repeat it. The pay of the laborers on the 10th will amount to 1,100l.; of the foot and horse on the 15th to 1,760l.; of other laborers seven days after to 1,000l. Without a remittance the last payment cannot be met, as there will be but 600l. in the Treasury. Tournay, 8 Nov. Signed.
Pp. 2.
8 Nov.
Vit. B. II. 177. B. M.
1123. A. CARDINAL S ... SA ... to WOLSEY.
Testifying to Cardinal Hadrian's zeal in advancing Wolsey's promotion which his enemies had denied. States he had been equally zealous in procuring the remission of the annates when Wolsey was advanced to the see of Lincoln. Viterbo, 8 Nov. 15[15]. Signed.
Lat., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: D. Tho. Card. Ebor. Endd.: "Literæ Cardinalis Sanctæ Praxedis."
8 Nov.
S. B.
Annuity of 20l. Del. Westm., 8 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Wilts.—R. Bp. of Winchester, E. Bp. of Salisbury, Rob. Willoughby Lord Broke, Wm. Lord Stourton, Ric. Elyot, Lewis Pollard, Sir Edw. Darell, Sir John Seymour, Sir Maurice Barowe, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir Hen. Sharnbourn, Sir Hen. Longe, Edm. Tame, John Newport, John Skilling, John Gawen, James Lowder, Hen. Pauncefold, Anthony Stylman, Thos. Bulstrode, Rob. Caleway, Wm. Ludlowe, Geo. Morgan, Thos. Elyot, John Bonham, and Rob. Wye. Westm., 8 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3d.
9 Nov.
R. O.
Had despatched his letters to England when those of Wolsey and Ammonius of the 25th Oct. arrived, with credentials to the Pope. Has resolved to-morrow night to hasten to Viterbo where the Pope now is, intending for Florence. Rome, 9 Nov. 1515. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: Tho. Card. Ebor. Endd.
9 Nov.
S. B.
To have 100l. for their fee as surveyors of crown lands, and another 100l. for oversight of the occupiers of the butlerage, *c., since the death of Sir Robert Southwell. Del. Westm., 9 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
10 Nov.
S. B.
1128. For the FRIARS PREACHERS, London.
Annuity of 20l. of the King's alms, as received from the King's predecessors. Del. Westm., 10 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
11 Nov.
S. B.
1129. For JAMES EWELL of London, haberdasher.
Licence to import 20 gross of foreign hats and caps. Del. Westm., 11 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
12 Nov.
R. O.
Held 12 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII. de die in diem, to the 22 Dec.
1. For the French Queen's jointure [c. 8].
2. Subsidy of 15ths and 10ths [c. 9].
3. The King's revenues [c. 7].
4. The staple of Calais [c. 10].
5. Act of apparel [c. 6].
6. Maintenance of the King's navy [c. 2].
7. For laborers and artificers in London [c. 5].
8. For "Advoures" [c. 4].
9. For penal statutes and actions popular [c. 3].
10. Act avoiding pulling down towns [c. 1].
11. The King's general pardon [c. 11].
12 Nov.
R. O.
1. The Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishops of London, Winchester, Lincoln, Llandaff, * Worcester, Norwich, * Coventry and Lichfield, * Hereford, Rochester, Exeter, Bangor, Chichester, * St. Asaph, Salisbury, Ely, *St. David's, and * Bath and Wells; the Archbishop of York, the Bishops of Durham and * Carlisle, Dukes of * Buckingham, Norfolk and * Suffolk, Thomas Marquis Dorset, the Earls of * Arun Del, * Oxford, * Northumberland, Shrewsbury, Essex, * Kent, Derby, Wiltshire, * Surrey and * Worcester; * the Prior of St. John of Jerusalem, the Lords * Ormond, * Ross, *Clyfford, Fitzwater, Burgavenny, * Audley, * Zouch, Willoughby, * De la Ware, * Dacre, Cobham, Dacre Gillesland, * Scroop, * Dudley, Latymer, * Stourton, * Fitzwarren, * Lumley, Ferrers, * Herbert, Hastings, * Mountjoy, Daubney, * Brook, * Conyers, Darcy and * Monteagle. 12 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Modern copy, p. 1. To those names wanting the asterisk, pt is attached, signifying present ?
12 Nov.
R. O.
Sir Hugh Conway refuses to pay the retinue of the bearer, Ric. Long, appointed to a spear's place at Calais. Writes in his behalf. Calais, 12 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add: My lord the Cardinal of York.
12 Nov.
R. O.
Sends a letter received from Pace, who, he supposes, arrived at Insbrook, this day se'nnight. Has written to the King. The Emperor's enterprise has failed for lack of money. If the Switzers are not contented by the Emperor or King of Arragon they will make some arrangment with the French, and take the duchy of Milan for security. Brussels, 12 Nov. Signed.
P.1. Add.: [My] lord Cardinal of England.
12 Nov.
R. O.
Wrote last this morning. Received this night a letter from Lewis Marroton, enclosed. "Though in the latter end of the same he remembereth the fair Doroothe of my lodging, I doubt not but your grace will judge the best, because I am old and he is a man of the Church. Howbeit there is a mystery in that matter which I will keep in store till I may declare it by mouth." Hopes shortly to return to England. Insbroke, 12 Nov. 1515.
Hol., p. 1. Add. and endd.
12 Nov.
R. O. St. P. VI. 36.
1135. PACE to WOLSEY.
The bearer was so faithful that there was no necessity for him to write in cipher. Arrived at Isproke on the 8th. Would have been there three days sooner had not Mich. de Abbatis fallen from his horse, and nearly broken his leg. Has opened his commission to the Cardinal of Sion, who is well disposed to the King, and is glad to have found such powerful friends in his adversity. Will spare money and bloodshed. The French have been bribing the Swiss, offering them a treaty of peace, and that they should retain Milan; but the Cardinal says they will take part with the King against the French, the disturbers of Christendom. The Emperor will attack the French in Italy, and is determined to appoint Francesco Bari Duke of Milan, brother of Maximilian, who has resigned his dukedom and gone into France. By these means the King will recover his rights in France. Had Pace brought money with him, the Cardinal would have undertaken that the Swiss should have attacked the French in ten days. Now is the time. Francis is in so much want of money he wanders up and down Italy trying to extort it, and is very unpopular. Never was there a man of greater wit and experience than the Cardinal of Sion. He will do all he can to attack the French in Italy, and will be there in person. He has already expended 10,000 ducats to break off the treaty of the Swiss and the French. He and Cardinal Gurk are ill disposed to the French. The French ambassador has been dismissed the imperial court. Begs money may be sent at once, as a Swiss diet is to be held. The letters intended for him are to be sent to Sir Rob. Wingfield if he knows where he will be found. Insbroke, 12 Nov. 1515.
Hol., Lat., pp. 5. Add.: Cardinali Eboracensi.
12 Nov.
Vit B. XVIII. 199*. B. M.
After forced marches attended with great dangers from the robbers who adhere to the French, Pace and the writer arrived here on the 8th inst., and Delivered the King's commands to the Cardinal of Sion, who rejoiced greatly at the King's proffered assistance in so good a work. Refers further to what Pace has written, whose diligence nothing can exceed. Will do as much for the King as his own master. Insbruck, 12 Nov. 1515.
Lat., p. 1, mutilated. Add.
12 Nov.
R. O.
After much danger from robbers reached their destination. On the 8th had an interview with the Cardinal of Sion, who is much delighted to help them. Refers him to Pace's letter. Inspruck, 12 Nov. 1515. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: D. Card. Eboracen. Endd.
12 Nov.
Otho, C. IX. 24. B. M.
Begs that Th. Docray, their prior of St. John's in England, be sent to them, considering the urgency of the conflict between the Turk and Sophi. Will keep in mind his nephew Launcelot Docray. The Turk is building a great number of vessels. Last month he went to Hadrianople to arrange the affairs of Hungary. It is reported that he will winter at Broussa, as the Sophians have taken Amach, and are supported by the Georgians. Rhodes, 12 Nov. 1515. Signed.
Lat., mutilated, pp. 2.
12 Nov.
Otho, C. IX. 23. B. M.
In behalf of Wm. Darell, their Turcopolier, who had been slandered to the King. Rhodes, 12 Nov. 1515. Signed.
Lat., p. 1, mutilated. Add.
12 Nov.
Otho, C. IX. 25. B. M.
In behalf of Wm. Darel, their Turcopolier. Rhodes, 12 Nov. 15[15].
Lat., p. 1, mutilated. Add.
12 Nov.
S. B.
1141. FRIARS.
i. For the Friars Minors, Cambridge.
Annuity of 25 marks, of the King's alms, as received by them from Hen. III., Edw. I., and other Kings. Del. Westm., 12 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
S. B. ii. For the Friars Minors, Oxford;
Annuity of 50 marks. Del. as above.
S. B. iii. For the Friars Preachers, Oxford.
Annuity of 50 marks. Del. as above.
S. B. iv. For the Friars Preachers, Cambridge.
Annuity of 25 marks, Del. as above.
Commission to Sir Edw. Belknap, Sir Edw. Grevyle, Wm. Shelley, Th. Glasyer, Ric. Wyllys and Th. Hogges, to grant lands in Asshoo, Kyngeshyll and Canley to the convent of Stonley: in pursuance of patent, 20 Feb. 7 Edw. IV., licensing William, then abbot of the said monastery, to acquire lands to the annual value of 40 marks. Westm., 12 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 17.
12 Nov.
S. B.
1143. For JOHN CONSTABLE, Master, and the BRETHREN of the HOSPITAL of ST. LEONARD'S, York.
Exoneration from all tenths, subsidies, *c., their hospital being in a ruinous condition. Del. Westm., 12 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 3.
12 Nov.
S. B.
1144. For TUCHER BOLD of Marlow, Bucks.
Lease for twenty-one years, of the lordship of Marlow, at the annual rent of 56l.;—formerly held by William Sandis, of Marlow. Del. Westm., 12 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 5.
12 Nov. 1145. GAOL DELIVERY.
Great Yarmouth.—Sir Jas. Hobart, Wm. Elys, John Palmer, Simon Olderyng, Th. Bettys and Christ. Moye. Westm., 12 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8d.
13 Nov.
R. O.
Richard [Pace] and Michael [Abbate] have shown him their credentials. Will use his utmost to further the King's designs against the French, who have dared to rend the unity of the Church, for which cause the Swiss have entered on this war. Unless their insolence be repressed no Crusade can be set on foot. Has resolved immediately to undertake the task proposed to him by the Archdeacon. Will use all his efforts to induce the Swiss to attack the French and restore Francis Sfortia who has so shamelessly abandoned the dukedom. The Emperor makes all preparations. Does not care who is Duke, provided the French be driven from Italy. The Swiss, besides their losses, are anxious to take vengeance on the French for their cruelty to the wounded who had taken shelter in the churches at Milan. Will find it necessary to spend money, as the Swiss are a numerous and divided people, and will not trust the promises of foreign sovereigns, having been often deceived. They are besides very poor, and have lost much by their five years' war with the French. The pay of a foot-soldier is 4 ½ Rhenish florins per month. Believes if it is well managed they will so rout the French they shall not be able to return. Proposes that 20,000 be added to the 100,000 crowns. If the French be driven into Dauphiné Francis will be compelled to divide his forces,—so fall by his own sword. Insbruck, id. Nov. 1515. Signed.
Lat., pp. 5. Add.: Cardinali Eboracensi. Endd.
13 Nov.
R. O.
Hears Mr. Attorney has commenced an action against him on two bonds held of him by the King. Was bound in the first for livery of his lands in the late King's time; in the other of 80l. for killing a red deer and other issues lost for non-appearance, for which he received a pardon, though the obligations remained in the hands of Sir John Heron, treasurer of the King's chamber. Has not been able to leave his house to visit Wolsey in person. Stansted, 13 Nov. Signed and sealed.
Add.: My lord Cardinal's grace. Endd.
13 Nov.
S. B.
1148. SIR ROBT. PEN, gentleman of the Chapel Royal.
Annuity of 20 marks, out of the lordship of Denbigh, North Wales. Del. Westm., 13 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 17.
13 Nov.
1149. For EDW. LITELTON.
Grant of lands to the value of 20l. of Sir Wm. Litelton, in cos. Salop, Worc. and Staff., during the minority of his son John. Greenwich, 6 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII. Del. 13 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 4.
14 Nov.
S. B.
1150. For ROGER COPLEY of Westhamptonet, Sussex, alias of Suthwerk, Surr.
Release as late sheriff of Surrey and Sussex, and keeper of the castles or gaols of Guldeford and Lewes, and release to him, Sir Thomas West, of Halnacre, Edward Lewkenor, of Kyngeston, Sussex, Thomas Polsted, of London, and Roger Lewkenor, of Halnacre, of their recognizance of 40l., dated 8 Nov. 6 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23.
14 Nov. 1151. For WM. TURNER of Wardon, Beds.
Pardon for killing Rob. Welsheman of Southiell, Beds., in self defence, as appears by an indictment made at Old Wardon before Rob. Hattley coroner. Westm., 14 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 17.
Norfolk—R. Bp. of Norwich, Th. Duke of Norfolk, Chas. Duke of Suffolk, Th. Earl of Surrey, Rob. Radcliff Lord Fitzwaren, Wm. Lord Willoughby, Sir Rob. Curson, Sir John Fyneux, Sir Rob. Rede, Sir Th. Lovell, Sir Th. Buleyn, Sir Wm. Knevett, Sir Rob. Brandon, Sir Jas. Hobart, Sir Th. Wyndham, Sir Philip Tylney, Sir Rob. Clere, Sir Rob. Lovell, Sir John Audeley, Sir Hen. Sharnbourne, Sir John Shelton, Jas. Boleyn, Nich. Apliard, John Straunge, John Spelman, Fras. Calibut, Hen. Noon, Wm. Elys, Wm. Conyngesby, Wm. Wutton, Fras. Moundeford, and Edm. White. Westm., 14 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3d.
15 Nov.
Herald's Coll. Fiddes' Coll. 251.
Thursday 15 Nov. 1515 the prothonotary entered London. He was met at the sea side, and afterwards at Blackheath, by the Bp. of Lincoln, the Earl of Essex, and others. He proceeded through London with the Bishop and Earl riding on either side, the mayor, aldermen and crafts lining the streets. When the hat came to Westminster Abbey, the Abbot and eight other abbots received it, and conveyed it to the high altar. Sunday the 18th, the Cardinal, with nobles and gentlemen, proceeded from his place to the Abbey. When the Cardinal reached the traverse, mass was sung by the Abp. of Canterbury, the Bishops of Lincoln and Exeter, the Abps. of Armagh and Dublin, the Bps. of Winchester, Durham, Norwich, Ely and Llandaff, the Abbots of Westminster, St. Alban's, Bury, Glastonbury, Reading, Gloucester, Winchecombe, Tewksbury, and the Prior of Coventry. The Bp. of Rochester was crosier to the Abp. of Canterbury during mass. Dr. Colet, Dean of St. Paul's, preached the sermon. He said, "a cardinal represented the order of seraphin, which continually burneth in the love of the glorious Trinity; and for these considerations a cardinal is only apparelled with red, which color only betokeneth nobleness." He exhorted Wolsey to execute righteousness to rich and poor, and desired all people to pray for him. The bull was read by Dr. Vecy, Dean of the Chapel and of Exeter. The Cardinal kneeled before the high altar where "he lay gravelling" during benedictions and prayers concerning the high creation of a cardinal said over him by the Abp. of Canterbury, who set the hat upon his head. Then Te Deum was sung. All service and ceremonies finished, my Lord came to the door of the Abbey, led by the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk. They proceeded to his place by Charing Cross; "next before him the cross, preceding it the mace such as belongeth a cardinal to have, and then my Lord of Canterbury, having no cross borne before him, with the Bp. of Winchester, before them the Dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk together, and in like order the residue of the noblemen, as the Bp. of Durham with the Pope's orator, then the Marquis Dorset with the Earl of Surrey," the Earls of Shrewsbury, Essex, Wiltshire and Derby, the Lord of St. John's, Lords Fitzwater, Abergavenny, Daubeney, Willoughby, Hastings, Ferrers, Latimer, Cobham and Darcy, Sir Hen. Marney, Sir. John Peche, Sir Th. a Parr, Sir Nich. Vaux, and other bannerets, knights and gentlemen after their degrees, and following the Abps. of Armagh and Dublin, the Bps. of Lincoln, Norwich, Exeter, Ely, and Rochester, and the_ after them. "My Lord Cardinal's place being well sorted in every behalf, and used with goodly order, the hall and chambers garnished very sumptuously with rich arras, a great feast was kept as to such a high and honourable creation belongeth." The King, Queen, the French Queen, and all the noblemen above specified were present with the Barons of the Exchequer, and other judges and serjeants-at-law.
15 Nov.
Giust. Desp. I. 140.
1154. SEB. GIUSTINIAN to the DOGE.
Parliament has been summoned; but not sat. Supposes the affairs of Scotland will be discussed. Heard from Wolsey that the Venetian army had suffered a great reverse near Brescia, by a sally, and would have been defeated had not their captain retreated three miles; this was confirmed by the Abp. of Canterbury. Have heard from them no news of the battle of Marignano. London, 15 Nov. 1515.
15 Nov.
S. B.
1155. For ELIZ. LYSLE, gentlewoman to Queen Katharine.
Grant, for her services, of an enclosure called Norburghilles, late of John Byrde; lands late of Wm. Meese, Ric. Skelton, John Graunte and Ric. Mason; land in Langemede, an enclosure called Crokeholme, late of John Tyght; and a half of the bondage late of Stephen Gylmyn, parcel of the manor of Maxhey, Northt., lately held by Thomas Fouler and Edith his wife, deceased; of the grant of John Bp. of Rochester, Hugh Bp. of Exeter, Wm. Knyvet and others, feoffees of the King's grandmother, Princess Margaret, late Countess of Richmond. Del. Westm., 15 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
15 Nov.
S. B.
1156. For JAS. WORSELEY, groom of the Robes.
To be constable of Caresbroke Castle, Isle of Wight., vice Stephen Bull. Del. Westm., 15 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 29.
R. O. 2. Modern copy.
15 Nov.
S. B.
1157. For JAS. WORSELEY.
Next advowson of the rectory of Cheping, Cov. and Lich. dioc. Del. Westm., 15 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 29.
15 Nov.
S. B.
1158. For SIR GEOF. GATE.
Licence to export 500 sacks of wool from London, Southampton and Sandwich. Del. Westm., 15 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
15 Nov.
S. B.
1159. For THOS. and RALPH CARRE, late of Newlande, alias of Warmeden, Northumb.
Pardon. Del. Westm., 15 Nov. 7 Hen. VIII.
Sussex.—W. Abp. of Canterbury, R. Bp. of Winchester, Th. Duke of Norfolk, Th. Earl of Arundel, Hen. Earl of Northumberland, Geo. Nevell Lord Bergavenny, Wm. Lord Matravers, Th. West Lord de la Warr', Th. Fenys Lord Dacre, Sir Rob. Rede, John Butteler, John More, Sir Th. Nevell, Sir Th. West, Sir David Owen, Sir Th. Fenys, Sir Godard Oxenbrigge, Sir Hen. Sharnebourne, John Carell, John Erneley, John Gage, John Dawtrey, Ric. Sakevile, Wm. Asshebournham, Vincent Fynche, Th. Thetcher, Edw. Palmer, Edw. Leukenore, Ric. Covert, John Goryng, John Theccher, Wm. Shelley, Rob. Morley, John Stanney, Wm. Skardevyle and John Rote. Westm., 15 Nov.
Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3d.
Nov. Vit. B. XVIII. 201. B. M. 1161. SIR ROB. WINGFIELD to HEN. VIII.
On the 12th inst. wrote two letters to Henry enclosing one from Loys Marroton; sends now a letter from Sir Thomas Spynelly, given to Wingfield by Richard Pace before his departure; thinks Henry will get it at the same time as the others. Ever since the arrival of Ponynges and Knight, as ambassadors at the Prince's Court, any letters that Wingfield writes to Henry, he sends to Dr. Knight to have them forwarded diligently. For a year and a half Spinelly has neglected to notify to him the safe arrival of the letters sent through him. News has come from Verona that on the 13th Mark Anthony Colonna surprised and took one Julius Mont- faron, a Venetian Captain, at Valeeyse, with 100 of his company. This will be good news to the defenders of Brescia. [Date burnt off.]
Hol., p. 1, mutilated. Add ... es grace.


  • 1. Supplied from a marginal note.