Henry VIII: May 1516, 1-10

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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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May 1516

1 May.
Er. Ep. App. 61.
Whilst he was talking to his dear friend Brian at the Black Friars (fratres Prædicatores), learnt that Erasmus had returned safely to England. Would have sent a letter by him had he not left so precipitately. As he is very ill, he is obliged to employ another to write. His sickness has been increased by the ingratitude of the age to men of learning, and to Erasmus in particular. Has been lecturing on the Gospel of St. Matthew; and in so doing, has found much use in the short notes of Erasmus. Cambridge, 1 May 1516. (fn. 1)
1 May.
Vit. B. III. 82.
B. M.
Wrote last on 5 March and again in April. The Pope is entirely French, the Emperor lazy, the King has done enough to defend Milan from the devouring jaws of the Swiss. The Venetians follow the French, and imitate the ape that shows more of its nakedness the higher it climbs, begging your reverence's pardon. The Florentines adhere to the French. The Spaniards in Naples think of nothing else than hoarding money. The Genoese and others favor the French. Has been hospitably received by the Bp. of Worcester. Rome, 1 May 1516.
Hol., Lat., pp. 2. Add.
1 May.
Giust. Desp. I. 219.
The Queen of Scotland is expected, and will make her entry on the 3rd. Many months ago she married a Scotch Earl, an extremely handsome youth, by whom she had a daughter. The authorities here, pretending that Scotland was under excommunication at the time, maintain the marriage to be null. The report is, it has been dissolved, and the Queen betrothed to the Emperor. An ambassador who served the late King Ferdinand is now here from the Prince of Castile. The King of Castile is quite hand-in-glove with his majesty. A union between him, England and the Emperor would be ominous. London, 1 May 1516.
1 May.
S. B.
Wardship of Thomas son and heir of Th. Stotevile; and reversion and custody while the heir is a minor, of the manor of Dalham, Suff., and the lands which Sir Rob. Drury, Th. Underhill, Geo. Traas and John Benett hold to the use of Margaret wife of the said Christopher, and widow of Stotevile, if the said Margaret die during the heir's minority. Del. Westm., 1 May 8 Hen. VIII.
2 May.
P. S.
1847. For RIC. ROKEBY and RIC. CLERKE.
Wardship of Thomas, son of Thomas, son of Rob. Repynggale. Eltham (?), ... 7 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 20. Enrolled erroneously on Pat. 7 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 28.
3 May.
Galba, B. IV. 5.
B. M.
Wrote last on the 27th [April]. A courier has arrived from Naples with letters from Rome of the 15th ... The Pope, Chievres says, is quite determined to [keep] "the league with Henry and their master, but the ... thereof, as I can perceive, will be deferred till to the reto[rn from] Noyons of the said Chievres." The insurrection in Sicily against the Viceroy has not been pacified; he has been compelled to fly to Messina. A commotion has arisen in Arragon against the Abp. of Saragossa, Viceroy there, which makes it all the more necessary that Charles should hasten his going into Spain. He will therefore require "to seek some w[ay] whereby he may leave these countries in peace, though it should not endure but till his arrival thither;" otherwise his subjects will not pay the money granted. Once in Castile, the French will not be able to trouble his succession. If they were to trust to the fair words of the French they would be deceived. The French will observe no treaty that is not to Charles's prejudice. Lord Montayny and Baylly Damont are appointed in their absence. Tomorrow they leave with a company, whose names Spinelly encloses. The Chancellor has referred Spinelly to his clerk, master Henry, for news in his absence.
Letters of the 23rd from Verona mention the capture of Como by the Swiss. The French have abandoned Milan. Don Diego wrote from Lyons on the 25th that the Earl of St. Valere was sent from Lyons with 7,000 foot across the mountains. The Lord Vendome has gone towards the King. Charles has ... foot for the defence of Friesland. The Duke of Gueldres is increasing his forces. Preparations for the journey are going on so slowly that the departure will not be before ... The King will have with him 2,000 of the Emperor's subjects, and the Count Felix for captain. It is not certain that the 500 or 600 spears will be sent from Naples. Andrew de Burgo cannot get money or men. Many do not wish the Emperor to prosper in Italy because it would secure Charles's succession in Spain, and his peaceful rule here. Marnix hopes his mistress (Margaret) will have the government. [These letters] were begun yesterday. The departure is deferred till Monday. Understands that the Lord Yehanlis will join the Great Master of France and the Bp. of Paris in commission, and that [this] meeting is his work. A secretary of the ambassador of Arragon, just arrived from Spain, says the disturbances rose out of private quarrels, as they always will. The Emperor has sent the great ordnance to Milan. The number of Spaniards who come here daily is incredible. Brussels, 3 May 1516.
Hol., pp. 4, mutilated. Add.
ii. [Gentlemen to accompany] the Catholic King into Spain.—Chievres and his household, Lord Melonbeys, Mayor of Lovain, Provost of Mons, the Chancellor Dr. Cauler, Dr. Yngelett, the Audiencer and others. In all, 121 horse.
P. 1, mutilated.
3 May.
Calig. D. VI. 286.
B. M.
Sends him certain letters with a double superscription; the one in order that they may be delivered to Wolsey, and the other to [sh]ow that they come from the Cardinal Barnarde Sanctæ Mariæ in Porticu. They were delivered to him by an Englishman, who received them from a child, and addressed to Cardinal Wolsey. As it is the manner to deliver letters of displeasure under such covert means, the writer went to the King's deputy to consult as to the manner of sending them. "And when we perceived that they were closed within a paper, and letters sealed within the said paper, we disclosed the outward paper, where as we found inclosed a letter sealed to your grace, the which we touched not; but I read the other two letters, one to the chapter and another to the lieutenant." These he incloses. Has cited the Abbot of St. Martin's in Tournay, a copy of whose appeal to Rome he sends. Lord Mountjoy has a [copy of a re]quisition against the said Abbot, who styles himself in his appellation "the Pope's messenger and [receiver] of his money in these parts, wherein he hath as [little] business as I have." Last year he got himself appointed the King of Castile's ambassador in Denmark, and wrote letters to Mr. Deputy expressly naming the King Catholic his sovereign lord, and not the King's highness. Advises that a commission be required from his holiness to inquire into the Abbot's demeanor, and that the Abbot of St. Nicholas in [Campis] juxta Tornacum and M. Baltasare de Cordis, doctor of Canon Law and canon of Tournay be named in it. Begs that he may have the King's wages of 10s. a day. It is now more than four months since his departure. Has not had 20l. Before Wolsey was such gracious lord to him there was coming into his diet more than iiijxx li. Tournay, 3 May.
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's good grace.
3 May.
P. S.
1850. For NICH. CARUE, squire of the Body, son and heir of Sir Ric., and for ELIZ. his wife, daughter of Tho. Bryan, vice-chamberlain to Queen Katharine.
Writ to the Barons of the Exchequer, to make over lands in Walington, Carsalton, Bedington, Woddemarshorne, Woddecote and Micheham, Surrey, acquired of Sir Laurence Aylmer, Juliana his wife, and Thomas his son, to the annual value of 40 mks., in part payment of 50 mks. as a marriage portion. Eltham, 11 April 7 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 May.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 20.
3 May.
P. S.
1851. For ROB. TOWRY.
Pardon as of Wistowe, York, draper, alias of Oxford. Greenwich, 17 March 7 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 May.
Calig. B. I. 251.
B. M.
Ellis, 1 Ser. I. 131.
Has spoken with James a Borrow, who explained to her that Wolsey and the Council did not wish her to come to Bayners Castle today. Desires, if there be no trouble today, that she may come tomorrow. If it be well tonight, trusts the worst is past. Some things are needful for her to do. Begs an answer by the bearer.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal.
4 May. Galba,
B. VI. 32.
B. M.
Wrote yesterday. This evening Chievres and the Chancellor left. They lie tonight at Hanlx, two leagues hence. The court removes on Wednesday next towards Arras. By letters of the 24th and 25th from the Emperor, it appears that he was 30 miles beyond Trent, and had sent down much ordnance and victual for the army, intending on the arrival of Hedin to return in person against the French, who will probably retreat. The Chancellor thinks if the Emperor do not "some good execution during this last money," he will not remain there; in which case he might as well have made peace at the beginning. Thinks from this they have no commission yet to treat with the French. Thinks the King, in case the Emperor be compelled to dissolve his army, might help him to garrison Brescia and Verona, and so prevent a peace. Whatever his governors do with the French, the King Catholic must break with them when he arrives in Spain. Though Charles has no money, he might have sent the Viceroy to the Emperor; his negligence surprises everybody, seeing how much the interests of Naples are concerned in the war. The withdrawal of Maximilian has increased greatly the influence of the French in Italy, as the ambassador of Arragon hears. Brussels, 4 May.
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated. Add. and endd.
4 May.
R. O.
It appears by the letters of Barth. Quartern, of 11 April, that the French have banished many Milanese noblemen into France, who have returned to Galeazzo. Among them Prosper Colonna, who had been imprisoned, is now at Busseto, in Parma, having paid 30,000 scudi for his ransom.
By the letters of Galeazzo from Lodi, of 12 April, it appears that Cardinal Sta. Maria in Portieu, sent on a mission to the Emperor, had refused to proceed till he heard of the Emperor's departure for Milan. The Cardinal writes that the Pope reposes much trust in Galeazzo,—has little confidence in the Emperor, who, with the Swiss, has been bribed;—France is afraid of invasion by England;—6,000 of the Swiss have been recalled by their cantons;—Bourbon bothers the Pope to send troops and contribute expenses. Galeazzo writes on the same date of the desire of the Swiss to cross the river Abdua—the flight of the French—the indolence of the Emperor in the pursuit partly attributed to Cardinal Sion—the attack on Milan—the burning of four great suburbs by the French—the retreat of the Emperor—the entry of Galeazzo into Lodi—the stay there nineteen days—the destruction of the town—the offer of the Pope not to assist the French—the interception of the French King's letters to the Pope full of complaints—the caricature of Galeazzo, hung by his feet to the gallows—his personal danger, and that of Pace, if the Swiss are not paid.
By letters from Lodi of 15th April, expresses his regret at the disgrace incurred by the failure of the expedition. The lanzknechts and Spaniards have taken 25,000 fl. of English money in Brescia claimed by the Marquis of Brandenburg. The English money subscribed at Augsburg on the 24th had not arrived. Galeazzo had abandoned Lodi and gone to Caravaggio, as the Swiss had no provision.
Learns, by his letters from Bergamo of the 19th, his retreat from Lodi: his feint at Martinenghi: his demand of 25,000 scudi from the citizens of Bergamo: the resolution of the Swiss to return home if the English money did not come in two days: his lament at the devastation. He and Pace will be carried off as security for the money by the Swiss.
By letters of the 21st from Bergamo, learns that the Emperor has extorted from the merchants who are to pay the English money, 30,000 fl. to pay the Swiss. The French make him great promises by Cæsar Rotii.
By letters of Mark Antony Cagnole of 22nd April will learn the progress and force of the Emperor's army, who wished to take Axola, but failed disgracefully for want of gunpowder,—then retired, after three assaults upon Milan. The Swiss never had a penny except the first pay (primam pagam): the second and third are due. Not a farthing came from England. The Milanese exiles paid each Swiss a quarter of a scudo. The French hired 6,000 Swiss from Berne, Fribourg and Soleure, who have been recalled. Speaks of the fire in the suburbs of Milan, and the great misery caused by it.
By letters of Francis de Taxis, dated in Flanders, 4 May, the Emperor is called Lord of Lords and King of Kings. He bids us be joyful, and promises details by next post.
Lat., pp. 6.
5 May.
Calig. E. II. 75.
B. M.
Had intended to intercept a messenger with letters from Paris to the Canons of the Lady Church of Tournay, but the man came of himself, and showed that he was sent by the University of Paris, and submitted to him a letter to the Bp. of Tournay, enclosed. It states that processions were to be made for the peace between England and the Prince of Castile, and for the King's accession and the Queen's pregnancy. Mountjoy informed him that the French had no authority there. Does not think the town can be held without building citadels. The Bailly of [Lord] Lyne is now in England. His master can do much. Thinks it advisable to summon a parliament at Tournay. Sends letters he has received from the Prince of Castile, commanding him not to meddle with certain inhabitants in the bailliage, and claiming them as his subjects. Desires to know the King's pleasure. Lady Vendome and others claim payment of their rents as before the war, now that peace is proclaimed between France and England. Lady Margaret's steward, called Brekefaste, has sent for his promised fee. Intercedes for the saving of the fees of divers of the garrison resumed at this last parliament. Tournay, 5 May. Signed.
Pp. 3, mutilated. Add. and endd.
Inspeximus and exemplification for Christ. Brigham, Th. Horslye, John Brandlyng, Wm. Dent, John Robson and John Watson of—
1. A writ of certiorari for return of the under-mentioned decree.
2. Return of the said writ.
3. Decree in the Star Chamber, 2 May 8 Hen. VIII. In consequence of the great variances existing in the town concerning certain liberties and usages, bills have been exhibited in the Star Chamber, and it was adjudged on 18 April last that certain craftsmen shall occupy but one craft in Newcastle; that no burgess not worth 10l. a year shall be admitted by the wardens of any fellowship of mercers, &c.; and no burgess worth 10l. a year shall occupy more than one craft without licence. Then follow various regulations for the election of the mayor, aldermen, sheriff and other officers.
Witnessed by the Abp. of York, Chancellor; the Dukes of Norfolk, Buckingham and Suffolk; the Bps. of Lincoln, Ely and Worcester; Docwra; Lords Bergevenny and Darcy; John Erneley, John Rowe, serjeant at law, Ric. Broke, John Newdegate, John Rooper, Christ. Brigham, Th. Horslye, John Brandlyng, Wm. Dent, John Robson and John Watson.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 13.
5 May. 1857. For JOHN GREENE and AGNES his wife, relict of John Beverley.
Inspeximus of writ of certiorari 24 April 8 Hen. VIII. to Ric. Edon and Ric. Lee, clerks of the Council, concerning the suit of John and Agnes Green r. Wm. Beverley, as to the title of lands in Mestham, Nuttefeld and Gatton, Surrey.
ii. The return to the above writ referring to a schedule annexed.
iii. The decree made 14 April last, reciting another of 5 May 13 Hen. VII. in favor of Agnes against John Neudegate. Adjudged in favor of the plaintiff. Westm., 5 May.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15.
5 May.
S. B.
Lease of the "Mannsfeld Milles" in Mannsfeld, Notts, for 21 years, at a yearly rent of 3l. 3s. 4d., as held by Th. Alton. Del. Westm., 5 May 8 Hen. VIII.
5 May.
S. B.
1859. For ROB. FLEGGE of London, haberdasher.
Protection for two years; going in the suite of Sir Ric. Wyngfield, Deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 5 May 8 Hen. VIII.
6 May.
R. O.
When he took leave of him in his chamber at Eltham he was promised he should come over again at Whitsuntide to set his affairs in order. Sir Ric. Whettel, who was appointed marshal, will discharge Mountjoy's duties in his absence. Will not be able to return soon. Tournay, 6 May.
P. 1. Add.: To the King's grace. Endd.
6 May.
Shrewsb. MSS.
A.f. 31.
Coll. of Arms.
Lodge, I. 11.
1861. TH. ALEN to the EARL OF SHREWSBURY. (fn. 2)
Sends him an account of his arrangements with Lord Conyers. The Prior of Mount Grace will be with him at Worsop on the 14th, being Wednesday in Whitsun week. Friday last he and Mr. Babington saw the Cardinal, mentioned the sickness, and asked his pleasure; he answered, "Recommend me unto my lord; I have shewed the King's grace of my lord's trouble; his grace is right sorry therefor, and counsels him to get him into some little house, and few persons with him." This day he and Babington spoke with my Lord of Suffolk's council. Mr. Winkfield promised to give an answer in four days. The French secretary is come to London, and brought the Earl's pension. Has received no money yet from Sir Weston Brown. Has borrowed 200 marks to pay the Abbot of Westminster. No answer has come yet from Sir John Cut.
"The morrow after the Ascension Day, the King, the Queen, and French Queen were at Westminster. The same day the King's grace sat in the Star Chamber; there was examined my Lord of Northumberland, and so commanded to Fleet, and there remains as yet. The same day, the King, the Queen, the French Queen, with divers Lords of the Council, dined at Lambeth with my Lord Treasurer. Upon Ascension Even the Queen of Scots came to Enfield, to Mr. Treasurer's house, and there tarried Thursday, Friday; and upon Saturday the King's grace met with her beside Tottenham, at Mr. Compton's house. The same day her grace did ride behind Sir Th. Par through Cheapside, about six o'clock, and so to Baynard's Castle, and there remains yet. The ambassadors of Scotland desired sore to have spoken with the King before the Queen had come, but they did not, neither as yet have done. Here is many tales going, but I dare not be so bold to write unto your lordship of them, lest the truth prove contrary."
It is not the Abbot of St. Alban's, but of Tower Hill, that is dead. It is said that "there was a ship freight in the Thames with goods of the religion of St. James. Anthony Villers, Wm. Knyvet and one Brygandin, son unto him that made the King's great ship, should enter into the said ship at divers places, with consent of the master and the mariners, with a great company, to the number of 100 persons and above, and so depart their ways to the sea, to seek their adventures." has sent one pound of manus Christi, without cinnamon or coral. Coldharbour, 6 May.
"With the rude hand of your priest, Thomas Alen."
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: To my Lord.
6 May.
Galba, B.VI. 133.
B. M.
In the absence of his clerk, who is in England on business, writes in French, because it is important to make himself well understood. A gentleman arrived tonight, who left the Viceroy of Naples on the 18th and Rome on the 22nd April. The retreat of the Emperor towards Trent has changed the Pope's feelings towards him. If he do not shortly return, his reputation is ruined, and the Two Sicilies will remain in danger. It is thought the Council do not desire the success of the Emperor, as it might give him the control of these countries, but merely to preserve him from ruin till their master arrive in Castile, when, with the alliance of England, they will be better able to make war against France. This is said to be the whole object of the Noyon conferences: but as they are going to treat with a power that has never kept faith, Spinelly cannot see that any good will come of it. It will only impair still further the Emperor's reputation when it is known that ambassadors have gone from this King to France. If Henry do not interfere, Charles will be constrained to a peace with France. Some say the French have offered by Mons. de Yehanlys to give up the duchy of Burgundy for secure possession of Milan. Lord Montagny promises to give Spinelly all his news. The Duke of Gueldres sends deputies to the meeting. Berghes will accompany the King into Artois. He considers the going of ambassadors to France most unseasonable. Hears that Hedin was with the Emperor two days ago, and was to leave immediately. Brussels, 6 May.
Hol., Fr., pp. 4, mutilated.
6 May.
Le Glay, Négoc.
entre la France
et l'Autriche,
II 101.
Things being in the desperate state he wrote of on the 23rd ult. letters came from the French King, dated Lyons, the 20th, "plus bestiales quam dici possint," insinuating that the Emperor had fled with his army,—that Francis had certain news he was at Trente, and that his own affairs were prospering. These letters caused great consternation. Endeavored to disprove them from letters of Gurce. Both the King and the Cardinal seemed contented with his explanations. Soon letters arrived from the Emperor, by which they ascertained that the French account was false. The said letters, with those of Cardinal Sion and the English ambassadors, show that the French have been deserted by the Venetians, and have fled from Milan, towards which the Emperor's army and the Swiss moved on the 17th; and Sion and the ambassadors believed that next day they would enter it. The Emperor's success causes much joy at the court. Henry seems greatly inclined to invade France, and make a treaty between the three powers, which the Emperor says the King Catholic will do.
Has obtained the Emperor's request for 6,000 florins for certain nobles who will invade Lorraine with 2,000 horse and 8,000 foot, and has written to the Emperor that he may bid them be ready. The Bp. of Elna has commissions on four points from the King Catholic, to which he had answers today from the Cardinal in Ticcioni's presence. The first two were, the demands for a loan of 100,000 cr. and 4,000 men for the defence of the Low Countries; to which it was answered that the King Catholic should consider the expense in Italy, which has secured to him Naples and Navarre. Henry has already spent 1,400,000l., and cannot continue such supplies in so many places. But if he consents to form a fresh alliance, offensive and defensive, between the three powers, by which no peace or war shall be made without the consent of all, forces will be sent there, and the affair will be under-taken as if in his own kingdom, without regard to the number of men proposed. If the King's councillors hesitate to cross to England, hostages will be given in Brussels or Bruges, and the Cardinal will go himself if desired. The Pope and the Swiss shall be comprehended, and also, if the King Catholic wish, Hungary and Denmark, and what German princes he may wish to name. As to the marriage between the families of Nassan and Croy, he said that the King would favor it, as it was to the advantage of the King Catholic. Henry, however, himself said that he did not wish to meddle, unless desired by one party or both, as he did not wish to be complained of in case of new dissensions.
To the requisition for maintaining the governors in their present authority, and giving them a pension, the Cardinal replied that if they continue in their present practices with France, he will not only refuse a pension but stir up the people against them; but if they leave the French, and act as good Burgundians, in the service of the King Catholic, respecting Margaret, he will interpose his authority in their favor. And although the ambassador laid great stress on the loan and the 4,000 men, Wolsey adhered to the said conclusion, adding that Henry would write to his ambassadors to ask that the government of the kingdom of Naples be given to the Emperor during his life, in consideration of his expenses in the present expedition and for the better defence of Milan. The Bp. of Elna was also asked to write to the same effect, and agreed to do so. After this interview Wolsey conducted Ticcioni into another room, and after stating much of what precedes, asked him to write to the Emperor and Margaret, to induce the King Catholic to enter the above-mentioned treaty. Said that Margaret had written to that effect, 19 April. Wolsey then said they were waiting to see what the Emperor would do.
Has not yet seen the Scotch Queen, who entered London on Sunday with a great company. Wolsey so advised on account of her indisposition. He said that he would willingly renounce the hat, or lose a finger of his right hand, if he could effect a marriage between her and the Emperor. In this proposition he abused those who were the cause of the rupture of the contract between the other sister and the Prince of Spain. Said that the past was easier blamed than corrected, but that no one was fitter than he to be the medium of such an arrangement. Asks for some money, which the Emperor promised him, as the weather is much hotter than he should have expected, and he can no longer wear with honor his winter clothes. Wants some silk to be sent for clothing. London, 5 May 1516.
8 May.
Giust. Desp. I. 221.
Has found on investigation that 120,000 crowns were conveyed in cash and bills to the Emperor by Leonard Frescobaldi, who has reached his destination. The disbursement of the funds is not known. England has in the Swiss camp Visconte de Visconti, a personage of great account, at a salary of 5,000 ducats; his son Anchises resides in London, in great favor, ambassador from the so styled Duke of Milan (Francesco Sforza). The other agent is Girardo (Pace), heretofore secretary to the late Cardinal York, now in the service of Wolsey. An ambassador of the Swiss is also here. Nothing could be more adverse to the Christian King. Has heard news which distresses him exceedingly, and wishes for intelligence. The Queen of Scotland made a very stately entrance into London on the 3rd. The Duke of Suffolk told him on that occasion the Swiss had entered Milan in the name of the Emperor, and were holding all the duchy;—that the French had fled beyond the Alps, and the Venetians retreated towards Padua. Did not believe it. He caused Sebastian to be told by the Grand Prior of St. John's, who acted as interpreter, that he marvelled Venice persisted in favoring France. London, 8 May 1516.
8 May.
R. O.
Thanks him for the complimentary terms contained in his majesty's letter in his own hand, touching the report made him by the Cardinal of Sion. Has received the message by Sion, and ordered Wolsey to write to him in reply. Hopes the Emperor will hasten to make use of his victory. Greenwich, 8 May 1516.
Draft, in the hand of Ammonius, p.1. Lat.
9 May.
R. O.
1866. TOURNAY.
Receipt indented by Wm. Pawne for 1,000l. had of Sir Ric. Jerningham, treasurer of Tournay, by oversight of Lord Mountjoy, lieutenant there. 9 May 8 Hen. VIII. Signed.
9 May.
S. B.
1867. For TH. YONG, merchant.
Licence to export 100 wayes of beans to Ireland. Del. Westm., 9 May.
Pat. 8 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2.
9 May.
S. B.
1868. For TH. ABP. OF YORK.
Wardship of Fras., son of John, son of Sir Ralph Bygod. Del. Westm., 9 May 8 Hen. VIII.
10 May.
R. MS. 13 B. II. 246.
B. M.
Adv. MS. 404.
Ep. Reg. Sc. I. 216.
1869. ALBANY to LEO X.
After coming to Scotland, had found great contention on the subject of the prelacies, the chief men of the state as well as the common people contending for the royal right. At length the Abp. of St. Andrew's gave up several of his dignities, retaining only the archbishopric and the monastery of Dunfermline to preserve peace. For this and his other services, especially his embassy to Lewis XII. and Julius II., he was promised a cardinalate by that Pope, as appears by bulls which he has. Desires Leo to confer this honor upon him, as well as the office of legate a latere. Edinburgh 10 May. (Dated only in Adr. MS.)
10 May.
Shrewsb. MSS.
A. f. 35.
Coll. of Arms.
Lodge, I. 15.
Sends by Ric. Woodhouse, carrier of Rotherham, ten pasties of congers, the greatest and fattest he ever saw. "Your old servant, Wm. Coke, did bake the same at Coldharbour; and if I had not been, he would have brought it to your lordship." Spoke yesterday with Mr. Urswick. "He showed unto me at such time as Mr. Ponynges and Dr. Tunstall come home your lordship shall know more, which will be this week that comes in. And also he showed unto me that as this day the Earl of Northumberland shall be delivered out of the Fleet. Yesterday the ambassadors of Scotland dined with my Lord Cardinal; there do accompany them the Bp. of Ely, my Lord of St. John's (fn. 3) and the Abbot of Westminster." Begs his leave that he may ride to Canterbury in pilgrimage, "which I owe since I was sick, and many more, that I trust your lordship will licence me to perform this summer." Coldharbour, 10 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my Lord.


  • 1. So in Le Clere's edition. But this must be a blunder. The date is probably 1515.
  • 2. This letter is very inaccurately printed in Lodge.
  • 3. Misprinted "St. James" in Lodge.