Henry VIII: June 1545, 1-5

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 20 Part 1, January-July 1545. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1905.

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June 1545, 1-5

1 June. 847. Lord Lisle.
R. O. Later copy of the grant to Lord Lisle of Everley Wood, etc. Sir large paper leares written on one side only, and tied together uith a strip of vellum. See GRANTS in JUNE, No. 5.
1 June. 848. The Privy Council.
A. P. C, 177.
Meeting at Greenwich, 1 June. Present: Suffolk, Privy Seal, Essex, Winchester, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, and Paget. Business:—George Stonehous, clerk of the Squillery, sent to the North to order provisions, had letters to the earl of Hertford for diets at 10s., as Mr. Shelley had, and commission to take up brewers, &c. (specified). Letters written to Deputy and Council of Calais to deliver 60 carthorses for Sir Thos. Palmer, captain of the Old Man. Mr. Bellingeham and Mr. Grimston, who remained at Dover to order the things despatched to Calais, Guisnez and Boloyne, revoked, Sir Thos. Seymour being there. Letters written to the officers of Pole to detain canvas taken by Freman of Calais out of a ship passing towards Flanders and now in the hands of Thos. Gilford of Pole.
June. 849. The Privy Council to Lord Cobham, Deputy, and the Council Of Calais.
Harl. MS.
233, f. 304
B. M.
The King requires them to deliver, of such cart horses as were left there, threescore to Sir Thomas Palmer, captain of the Old Man. Greenwich — (blank) June 1545. Signed by Suffolk, Russell, Winchester, St. John, Gage and Browne.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: Keceived on the 4 of June.
1 June. 850. Van Der Delft to Mary Of Hungary.
VIII. No. 57.
Perceives by hers of the 24th ult. that Chapuys reported this King's resentment at the Scottish ambassador's continuance in Flanders and information of a marriage between one of the sons of the King of the Romans and the young queen of Scotland. Nothing has been said of the matter, although the writer was with the Council ten days ago about certain outrages. Three months ago there was a rumor that ships were ready in Zeeland to go for the Queen of Scotland. Chapuys, returning from taking leave of the King, said that the King complained on the subject and also had news that the Emperor sent an envoy to the Turk.
Has received duplicate of the instructions of the commissioners who are to meet at Gravelines. Yesterday morning an English courier arrived from the Emperor's court, presumably from the English ambassador. He left the Emperor at Werms, where Cardinal Farnese had arrived and the Emperor had forbidden the doctrine of the country to be preached. The English show anxiety about the Council. They are offended that their ships and goods are arrested in Spain, thinking that they do enough for Spanish complainants when they send them to the Admiralty. Here is news of many French galleys being at sea, some of which have been sighted near Calais. The French expect 17 more warships. There is rumour of an English defeat at Boulogne, but nothing new from Scotland, to which they have sent their Italians and Spaniards. London, 1 June 1545.
1 June. 851. Chamberlain to Paget.
R. O. Humble thanks for your commendations this day received by Mr. Vaughan. I have not written for a while, lacking matter, and also leisure, being occupied in translating things out of sundry languages that my lord of Westminster and Mr. Peter "might be the better armed to defend the subtle arguments of the impotent fox (fn. n1) that we are here matched with, who wresteth and wringeth to make their things weighty and ours of little effect." He shall be answered if reason may have place. Through his impotency we must resort to him, and, in doing so, there died of the plague the son of Mr. Elliot, one of the solicitors here for the merchants; upon whose death we separated, but meet again shortly. Your last letter, received upon our departure hence towards Gravelinges shows "how ye go about to make me your continual bound, as I am." The 37l 10s. received therewith I consigned to Ant. de Muxica for his half year's pension and have his answer of receipt today, but no answer to your letter. "I fear me that the gladness of the money, whereof he was destitute, hath made him at the present negligent. And where ye write me that though Dromond have his demerits that I shall not lose my 40 crowns, I heartily thank you for the winning of so much, which I was half desperate to have again, even from the first hour, but that I was made believe the 'cowe was woode' or else I would not have showed such liberality upon the first sight." It was part of the first money that ever I received of your hostess, who had assigned me to receive it of my lady of Berghes; and Dromond's chance was to prove how liberal I would be, having money. I have now and then letters from Bruxelles with humble commendations to you, in whom she says she has great trust. My quietus est of my last year's account is stayed by my lord Chancellor for money delivered to Mr. Vaughan and me at our first going to Mons. de Bueren, whereof I had but a portion and Mr. Vaughan carried the rest to Landenberghe. For my portion I render account, and Mr. Vaughan, not having his books here, cannot write to my lord therein. Please take order with him. The residue of my poor estate, sufficiently declared to you at Bruxelles, I commit to your remembrance as opportunity serves, beseeching God to continue you with my good lady in health. Callais, 1 June 1545.
Hol., pp. 4. Add. Endd.
1 June. 852. Chamberlain to Paget.
R. O. In the time of last restraint in these parts, and before Paget's arrival for its redress, one of the merchants of the writer's Company, married in Andwarpe, doubting the good success which followed, and moved by his wife to save the goods which he had with her, became denizen to the Emperor. Suspected the same of others, and after Paget's departure enquired earnestly; but found no more but this one, Thomas Hawkins, whom he thereupon dismissed from the Company, as one who had forsaken the King. The young man, very repentant, has now renounced his said denizenship and requires to be again admitted to the Company, but the writer will not accept him until he has satisfied the King and Council. Desires favour for the young man, who is one of the "soberest, towardest and likest a merchant" of all the Company; and, knowing Paget's old wont to help all men, refers the matter wholly to his goodness, beseeching God for him and my good lady. Callais, 1 June 1545.
Hol, pp. 3. Add. Endd.
2 June. 853. The Privy Council.
A. P. C, 178.
Meeting at Greenwich, 2 June. Present: Suffolk, Privy Seal, Essex, St. John, Gage, Browne, Paget. Business :—Order (detailed) upon complaint of Thos. Serle and Ric. Lechenour against the purveyors of timber for the new ordnance house, and the mint in the Tower, and the palace of Westminster, for their manner of taking trees in Harnesey park and Fyncheley wood, which belong to the bishop of London.
2 June. 854. The Privy Council to Thirlby and Others.
R. O.
St P.. x. 454.
Having yesterday (altered from "even now") received your letters dated at Gravelyns, the 28th "of this present," and shown them to the King, we are commanded to signify that, whereas they desire to have the records for proof of payment of custom so long before the time mentioned in the treaty, it is not convenient that records should be carried out of the realm, but they may be shown to their ambassador resident. Search for this matter has revealed that a great deal more might be taken ; for merchant strangers are bound to pay the 20th part of the value of their merchandise, and custom is still taken at the rates in the original valuation, whereas the value now is twice as much or more, "yea and some things ten times." This reason you shall not open to them, as they "give you reason in nothing again." As for their lighterage, what tbey pay is no impost but the hire of those who serve. They may land goods in their own boats, but cannot expect to get other men's service for nothing. As to their saying that their inhibition for carrying out harness is lawful by old laws, we answer that though there be such laws the Prince has bound himself by treaty. If they will hear only of matters brought in variance since the arrest and thereabouts, why bring they in the matters of the Spaniards of Rowen and the jewels? And if, in the matter of Jasper Douche's herrings, the Florentines are admittable for the Emperor's subjects because they dwell in his country, why not let the Spaniards dwelling in France be taken for French subjects? "They look for motes in our eyes and have beams in their own." It was convented that all things arrested since the 20th June should be delivered, and yet our merchants and their goods are still under arrest in Spain, notwithstanding what was convented with me, the Secretary. You must pray them to write that other order may be given. We must here give place to every varlet's suit or else they cry out that they have no justice, and yet they keep almost nothing of what was convented.
As for the place, you may, instead of Graveling, go to Burborow, so that you keep out of danger of the Frenchmen. Divers fishermen of Blancbarow, Haist and Wyndown, have promised to serve the Frenchmen against the King as pilots, in case of westerly storms, into the ports of Flanders, and to go forth to meet them, prepared to say, if met by our ships, that they hear of a Spanish fleet coming and go to meet it as usual. The King requires them to pray the Queen to forbid this.
Corrected draft, in Paget's hand, pp.4. Endd.: Mynute from the Counsaill to the Commissioners at the Dyet, ij Junii 1545.
Galba B.,
x., 212.
2. Original letter of which § 1 is the draft. Dated from Grenewich, 2 June 1545. Signed by Suffolk, Russell, Browne and Paget.
Pp.3. Add. to Thirlby, Petre, Carne, Vaughan and Chamberlain. Endd.
2 June. 855. Petre to Paget.
R. O. "After mye [most harty commendations,] . . . . . . abowt noon (?) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . thies l'res here[with] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . open yor 1'res . . . . . . . . . . . . my lord Gr[ey] . . . . . . . thatt the F[renchmen] gyving yester n[ight alarmjes att Guisnes xj. horsmen of ther nomber war taken by my sayd lord Grey'sband, of wo the lieutenaunt to Dome Peerre, general for the Dolphin, is one, the lieutenannt of Sensevall a nother, the baylif of Ardre the thyrde, and thother viij. be men att armes, all well mounted and, as it is thought, gentlemen." Pray advise whether "we [shall] lay any article att this D[iet] for the losse of our m[erchaunt]es by reason of th'a[rrest in] Flaunders. The merchauntes doo complayn of it, b[ut] we have thought good as yett to stay the putting in of it [unto] such tyme as we hyre whatt the Kinges Mates pleasure shall bee therein." Caleys, 2 June. Signature lost.
In Petre's hand, mutilated, p.1. Add. Endd.: Mr. Seer. Mr. Petre to Mr. Seer. Mr. Paget ijo Junii 1545.
3 June. 856. The Privy Council.
A. P. C, 179.
Meeting at Greenwich, 3 June. Present: Suffolk, Privy Seal, Essex, Winchester, St. John, Gage, Browne, Paget. Business:—Letters written to Colyer, who had gotten the parsonage of Bucksted from Parson Levet, to forbear to take possession and to appear. John Hethe, Serjeant of the Bakehouse, had warrant to Tuke for 14l. 8s. 2d., surplusage of his account for biscuit provided for the camp before Bolloyne last year. Jeronymo Palavicino, repairing hither with the marquis Palavicino who remains in the King's service, had passport to depart the realm. Letters addressed to the Deputy and Council at Calais signifying that 2,000 men would be sent over for relief of the Pale, that a bulwark would be made as Parson Hawle should report, that their lack of ordnance would be supplied and that they should grind as niuch wheat as possible while not empeached by the enemy. John Michel of Fawmouth, Ph. Basheley of Fowey, Ric. Saunders of Plymouth and John Forsman of Dartmouth, commissioned to enquire of prizes lately taken by the fleet under Sir George Carewe. Letter to lord Graye and Mr. Walloppe to send a declaration of the furniture and lack of victual at Guisnes. Letter to Mr. Seymour to provide transport for 2,000 men to Calais. Letter to John Anthony of the Isle of Tenet, to deliver goods lately saved by him and others to Antonio Mocuelo.
3 June. 857. Hertford, Tunstall and Sadler to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., v. 453.
The Wardens of the East, West and Middle Marches being here to meet Hertford, there were addressed to the Warden of the West Marches certain letters from the laird of Dunralnerycke and news from an espial (sent herewith). Perceive by letters from the Council the King's pleasure for sending Thomas Forster into Scotland to confer with Angwishe, Glencarne, Casselles, George Dowglas and others, and the reply to be made by Sadler to Casselles in the matter touching the Cardinal. Hertford has sent for Forster, at whose coming the King's pleasure in both points shall be accomplished. Enclose a letter just arrived from the laird of Brunstone, with decipher of it. Newcastell, 3 June 1545. Signed.
P.1. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. Original draft of the above with the following sentence at the end cancelled, viz., "And this day Sir Thomas Holcrofte showed us a cipher which was devised betwixt him and the said Brunstone when Brunstone departed last from the Court ; upon the perusing of which cipher we find it to be the very same that is betwixt your Majesty and the earl of Cassilles, as your Majesty shall perceive upon the sight of it, which we send here-inclosed ; so that it appeareth to us that both the earl of Cassilles, and Brunstone"—(unfinished).
In Sadler's hand, pp.3. Endd.: To the Kinges mate iijtis Junii 1545.
R. O. 3. "Instructions for Thomas Forster, (fn. n2) being sent into Scotland from my lord Lieutenant, by the King's Majesty's commandment, for such purposes as followeth."
1. To repair, "as it were to his entry," and, finding means to speak with George Dowglas, say that Cassillis wrote of their desire that Sir Rafe Sadleyr or some other might be sent to the Borders to meet a gentleman of theirs ; whereupon the King commanded Sadleyr to repair to Alnewycke, and signified the same to Cassillis, who wrote again that, albeit Dowglas, Anguissh, Glencarne and others remained of good mind towards the King, they dare not send a gentleman so far into England, and would have some gentleman of England being prisoner in Scotland sent to them ; in pursuance of which desire Forster, being prisoner to James Lauson, dwelling near Dalketh, is sent, and my lord Lieutenant desires Dowglas to notify Angus, Cassillis, Glencarn and the rest of his coming. 2. To tell Douglas, Angus, Cassillis, Glencarn and the Earl Marshal that, perceiving their desire to advance the peace and marriage, the King was content that Forster should be sent to learn how they intend to serve, and assure them that his Highness can forget their past offences; requiring them to declare their minds frankly, as they meant to do to Sir Ralph Sadleyr, and thereupon my lord Lieutenant will learn the King's pleasure. 3. To desire them to put in writing what they wish him to report, which may be safely done in the cipher which Cassillis has. 4. To "decipher them" and learn news and what aid is looked for out of France. 5. To tell them that they need not doubt the King's favour, which his Majesty signified by letters not long ago to Douglas and also by Cassillis last of all.
Pp.3. Endd.: Copie of Thomas Forster's instructions.
3 June. 858. Hertford to Paget.
R. O. After the closing of the letters presently addressed to the King, arrived, with the Warden of the Middle Marches, a Scots priest, out of Scotland, who had declared to him, by mouth, certain intelligence, sent herewith in writing. Newcastell, 3 June 1545. Signed.
P.1. Add. Endd.
3 June. 859. Hertford to Paget.
R. O. Thanks for his news, which he cannot yet recompense with the like. As yet, has no answer how Sir Hery Knyvat and Sir Filyp Hobi "shall be of counsel here"; and begs to know the King's pleasure. Commendations to him and my lady.
"I pray you I may be most youmbely recommend did unto mi lord Chanselar, mi lord Gret Master and mi lord Previselle, and to schow them I have no other occorrantes to advertes them of then they perseyve bi the Kynges Mates letar." Newcastell, 3 June.
Hol., p.1. Add. Endd.:1545.
3 June. 860. The Emperor's Commissioners for the Diet at Gravelines to the English Commissioners.
R. O. We have today received two letters from you, the first respecting a certain prisoner, subject of the Emperor, whose wife has begged letters testimonial from the Count de Roeulx, ruler of the province, who knows the county of Artois far better than we, that the wretched man may be released. The second letter refers to the Bp. of Liege's money consigned to Antwerp, of which we will inform his lordship, and meanwhile, on his behalf, thank you for your pains taken therein. As to the guns or hacquebuts arrested at Dunckercke we have written to the bailiff to restore them to the merchant without delay. Burburg, 3 June 1545. Signed by the secretary, M. Stric.
Lat. Hol. p. 1. Add. Endd.
3 June. 861. Wotton to Paget.
R. O.
St. P., x. 456.
People were surprised to hear on Thursday morning (fn. n3) last that Cardinal Farnese had departed the night before, although it thundered. He went in serving man's apparel waiting upon Madrutze, the Cardinal of Trent's brother, but four horses in all. It was not his secret departure (seeing the danger from the Protestants) that men wondered at, but his so soon speeding his business. The Emperor has so much to do that he has been thrice a hunting, at one time tarrying out from the Thursday till the Saturday night. That was in the Paltzgrave's country, but Wotton cannot perceive that he met the Paltzgrave. The said Paltzgrave has commanded his subjects to arm themselves. Some say that there is contention between him and the Duke of Wirtenbergh, others that they are agreed and have made a new league. The King of Romans departs hence shortly. The young Prince of Piedmont is looked for, to give thanks for the Emperor's remembrance of his father and him. The marquis of Guasto is fallen sick again. The count of Mantzfeld and Mons. De Lyre gather horsemen for the Emperor about Luxenburgh. They being the governors of that country (now the seneschal of Hainault is revoked), it may be only for garrisons. Is told by the ambassador of Ferrara that Menaiges, the French ambassador, whom Morette left behind, has said that he wished the Emperor would earnestly employ himself for peace betwixt us and France, "but th'ambassador of Ferrara said he would hear no more of that that he had showed me." Such words (if he indeed spoke them) confirm our opinion that the Emperor desires not so earnestly that reconciliation as he does to be at some point with the Turk. "Morette is fallen sick of a tertian and returneth not hither ; I suppose that his posting shaked his white beard too much." I hear nothing from my servant (fn. n4) whom I sent to Peter of Geldres. Wormes, 3 June 1545. Signed.
Pp.2. Add. Endd.
3 June. 862. Charles V. to Chapuys.
viii., No. 59.
Received his letters reporting his arrival at Gravelines and leave taking of the King, Queen, Princess and Council of England. Has not for long heard from Chapuys' successor in England and sends him instructions to write frequently. Chapuys, while at Gravelines, should write daily to him. Worms, 3 June 1545.
3 June. 863. Charles V. to Van der Delft.
viii., No. 58
Has not heard from him since Chapuys' departure from England, and wishes to know what is happening there, and what war preparations are made both in England and France, and what is the tendency of the English in the matter of peace or truce. Worms, 3 June 1545.
4 June. 864. The Privy Council.
A. P. C., 180.
Meeting at Greenwich, 4 June. Present: Chancellor, Suffolk, Privy Seal, Essex, Winchester, St. John, Gage, Browne, Wingfield. Business :—Letters to the Lord Admiral to send Mr. Wynter to the King ; to Deputy and Council of Calais to send 500 qr. of wheat and as much malt to Guisnes, and to Lord Gray and Mr. Walloppe to receive it; to the same (other letters) for the sending of 500 qr. wheat, 500 qr. malt and 500 qr. beans from Calais to Guisnes to be supplied again out of Norfolk, Gray and Walloppe using sundry devices (suggested) for stowage and preservation of the same ; to Mr. Rous to send grain (3,000 qr.), which Wodhous, Waters, Calthrop, Hastinges and Girling had promised to ship to Newcastle, to Calais with all speed, and the money he had borrowed of my lord of Norfolk should be repaid at Norfolk's coming ; to Mr. Biston to repair to the Council ; to the Lord Admiral to send hither Mr. Wynter. Sir Ric. Lee had warrant to Sir John Williams for 43l. 8s. and 100l. for presting labourers for Boloyne.
4 June. 865. The Privy Council to the Deputy and Council of Ireland.
R. O.
St. P., III. 523.
The King has seen their common letters and those of the lord Deputy and approves the order taken to withstand invasion. They are to have an eye to the sea coasts, and to keep the garrison where they think expedient, notwithstanding any former letters from hence for their sending elsewhere. Donnault Maconele of the Scottish Isles, whom they report to be desirous of serving the King and to have entered to annoy the earl of Argile, is already in the King's service, by inducement of the earl of Lynoux (who remains here), and the King has given him 1,000 ducats and promise of 2,000 ducats pension. My lord Deputy shall inform him of this and devise means to relieve him, out of the quarters next him, with some kerne ; and ere long the King will occupy his enemies on this side.
Occorior shall be made viscount upon notice from them "for the name of his style, and whether he shall come hither or have his letters patents sent over to him." The King also pardons the lord of Kyldare's sister, and increases the fee of the clerk of the Council there.
Walter Mackfarlan and Patrick Hume, Scottishmen, despatched hence from Lynoux to the foresaid Donoult are to be provided with passage and transport.
Draft in Paget's hand, pp.2. Endd.:Mynute from the Counsaill to the Deputye and Counsaill of Irlande, iiijo Junii 1545.
4 June. 866. Robert Abp. of York to Wriothesley.
R. O. Thanks for moving the King in his suit for "some recompence and 'mendes for the reparacions of suche benefices as I latelie had of his Grace, and for reformacion of certen thinges whiche is amysse in the same"; also for remembrance of Mr. Broxolme's suit. This day at 11 a.m. received letters from Mr. Broxolme, dated London, 28 May, enclosing a copy of letters according to Wriothesley's command. They appeared to have been opened, and he marvelled that they came no sooner, "seeing that they came by post"; and so he has written to Broxolme. According to the tenour of the said copy, writes his letters to the King, herewith. Begs continued favour both in Broxolme's suits and his own. York, 4 June, 4 p.m., 1545. Signed.
P.1. Add, Endd.
4 June. 867. Hertford, Tunstall and Sadler to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., V. 454.
Send letters presently arrived from the Borders, confirming the news of the Frenchmen's arrival on the West of Scotland expressed in the letters sent yesterday. Hertford has, thereupon, despatched the Wardens to their charges, and sent Sir Nic. Styrley to Berwick and George Lawson to Warke ; trusting ere long to see the frontier fortresses so furnished as to be in no danger. The greatest lack here is victuals, chiefly wheat and malt. It is to be thought that, emboldened by the coming of the Frenchmen, the Scots will shortly draw to the Borders, and very likely fortify Kelso and lay some strong garrisons which will annoy the frontiers and require stronger garrisons against them, and may disappoint any future design upon Kelso. To take and garrison Kelso would keep all the Mershe and Tyvydale subject ; and, if there were victual here for the Englishmen and strangers with whom the King is already charged, Hertford could prevent the Scots in the surprise of Kelso, and by encamping there would, if furnished with victuals, deter the Scots and Frenchmen from any attempt upon Warke or Berwik ; and the Wardens are of that opinion. At the least, if the whole company in these parts might lie on the frontiers (as for lack of victuals they cannot) he could keep the Scots from doing any great hurt. Hertford begs the King to order the sending of victuals, especially wheat and malt, to Berwick or this town; and also that the Clevoyes may be accelerated hither, and command given to Sir Richard Manners (who has the leading of the Earl of Rutland's tenants in these parts) and Mr. Pikeryng, with all other gentlemen of the North, to repair hither to reside upon their lands and offices. Such of the workmen at Tynmouthe as be noted able men and good pioneers should (as the works cease) be sent to Warke to serve both as labourers and soldiers.
A great number of gentlemen, being the most active men on all the Borders, are prisoners in Scotland; of whom many are come home upon bonds to enter when called upon and some remain in Scotland. Remembering that the King's Scottish prisoners do not enter, albeit often called, alleging the Governor's charge not to enter without his licence (" which they say they cannot obtain") and that if the English gentlemen now enter, as it is likely they will shortly be called upon, the frontiers will be much weakened, the writers think that they should first devise to get home as many as they may of those remaining yet in Scotland and then, upon the Scots' precedent, Hertford to make proclamation that none enter without his licence (copy of such proclamation herewith). Meanwhile if Hertford and the wardens, with others of the Council here, might at discretion make exchanges of prisoners, using the Scots taken at Solempne Mosse (except noblemen) and such pledges, being but children, as lie for Borderers for keeping of assurances, they could set free all English gentlemen of reputation, and make advantageous bargains, besides recovering the ransoms which the King has already paid to the takers of those taken at Solempne Mosse. Newcastell, 4 June 1545. Signed.
Pp 3. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. Proclamation by Edward earl of Hertford that (whereas divers of the nobility and gentlemen of Scotland, being the King's prisoners, were licensed to depart home upon their bonds to re-enter when thereto 'monished, and laid pledges therefor, and yet have not "performed the same," alleging in excuse that the Governor of Scotland forbade their doing so without his licence, although they and other Scottishmen daily call for the re-entry of their English prisoners) to reduce the Scots "to a better consideration of their truth and promise," the King commands that no Englishman prisoner in Scotland shall make personal entry without a special licence from the King or Hertford; but may, nevertheless, by licence of the Wardens, commune and compound for his ransom or exchange.
Draft, pp.2. Endd.: The proclamacion.
4 June. 868. Alex. Hatfeld to [the Earl of Shrewsbury].
Lamb. MS.
695. Vol. ii,
D. 7.
On Tuesday (fn. n5) my lord of Herford took his journey to Newcastle, and tarries there till Tuesday or Wednesday. He has taken some of Shrewsbury's stuff. Will get as much money for the rest of the corn, oxen, mutton and beer as he can. Asks whether the household stuff is to tarry or be sent to Sheffield. Has a commission from my lord of Herford for carriages enough to bring it from Dernton. Herford's provision for corn is in Holderness, whence it is sent to Newcastle. The archbp. of York has sent 20 oxen and 100 sheep to Newcastle. Dernton, 4 June.
Hol., pp.2. Add.: To my lord.
4 June. 869. Thomas Lord Poynings to Henry VIII.
R. O. Learns to-day from a French drum who has divers times given information, that 10,000 scholars of Parris and 5,000 Gresons are already marching betwixt Paris and Abvilde, and all the country there full of men at arms, that they assemble the Picards, and that 7,000 Italians in Normandy shall join the "others aforesaid" and 7,000 Normans go to the seas. He adds that the French King's furrier came yesterday to Abvilde, where the King will shortly be in person with such a power as has not been seen in France before.
A great number of the soldiers here lack weapons, and the labourers have none at all. Desires a convenient number sent both to furnish garrison and labourers and to remain in store. Boulloigne, 4 June 1545. Signed.
Pp.2. Add. Endd.
4 June. 870. Bugler and Mont to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., X. 458.
As we wrote last, on 25 May, by Nicholas, your servant, th' ambassadoitrs of the Protestants wrote to their masters of our conference and look for answer soon. Cardinal Phernesius departed hence on 28 May disguised as a private gentleman, for fear of the Duke of Wirtyngburg. The Duke of Gemini Pontes (who married the Landgrave's daughter in March last) is come to the Protestants. Ferdinando will depart to Vienna within these three weeks. In matters of the Diet is no change. "The Emperor protracteth the tyme in handling the said matiers here untill he here newes from the Bishop of Rome uppon tharrival of Phernesius find also from his men sent to the Turk." Other occurrents are none. Wormbs, 4 June. Signed.
P.1. Partly in cipher. Add. Endd.: 1545.
4 June. 871. Juan Martinez de Recalde to Prince Philip.
viii., No. 60.
Both English and French plunder every Spanish ship they meet on the Spanish and Portuguese coasts, and similar robberies are done in the Flanders Channel. The English are said to be worse than the French. Endd. by Gonzalo Perez as summary of a letter of 4 June 1545.
5 June. 872. The Privy Council.
A P. C., 181.
Meeting at Greenwich, 5 June. Present: Chancellor, Privy Seal, Essex, Winchester, Browne, Wingfield, Paget. Business:—Letters written to Mr. Seymour, who had stayed certain hoys and Flemish pinks carrying victual and munition towards France, to take signed depositions of the masters and mariners and tell them that as they had transgressed the Emperor's commandment and broken the covenant between the Princes, he must arrest them; and so, paying for the freight, bestow the victual in some convenient place; also to send home all the Pensioners at Dover. Letter to my Lord of Hertford to send home all Pensioners in the North. Thomas Hubert had licence to convey to the North 35 tuns of Gascon wine, from Flanders, and 1,000 weight of rosin to London. Wm. Churche, who came in post from St. Lucar, Cales, Valedolete and Bilboo with advertisement of certain galleys and other occurrents there, had warrant to Tuke for 30l. for his costs. Letters written to Mr. Stannoppe to stay a great hulk "on pretence of advertisement hither, to th 'intent the King's Majesty enter not the charge of entertainment of him sooner than needeth," and for two smaller hulks, if, being stayed upon like pretence, they desire to depart, to require their promise not to serve the enemy.
5 June. 873. Ottwell Johnson to John Johnson.
R. O. London, 5 June 1545:—This morning received yours of 31 May, by Robt. Tempest, mentioning mine of the 19th. I have since sent another, by Hen. Suthweke, which I trust has been delivered either in Andwarpe or in the way homewards. I answered Mr. Cave concerning the money due to him at Whitsuntide according to the effect of your writing; and had a letter from your uncle Sir Ambrose Cave yesterday, from Tykeford, showing that he had declared to Mr. Anthony the condition made at the sealing of your bill of 80l. In case you make any sales shortly and have money at Calleis, "here are the Haesebrokers that have much money ready and cannot despatch it. Write therefore very speedily in case any such thing chance." Of Mrs. Fayrey I have received no money as yet, but Ant. White promises 501.or week, and I will then send 301.or 40l. to my sister, your wife. Frysados being so dear as you write, I intend to make the better sale of those I have. The gentlemen who should determine your parsonage matter seem to make no appointment to meet as yet.
P.S.—The enclosed letter from my sister, your wife, just brought by a carter, with two loads of Mr. Byckell's fells ("but Mr. Roukes nor Ellys I hear not of as yet"). The said carter brought a large pasty of venison which shall be sent by next ship "and not eaten here for fear of the plague (as the last was)" for we be here "clearer than ye be there."
Hol, p. 1. Add., at Calleis. Endd. as answered on the 8th June.
5 June. 874. Chantry of Stretton on Dunsmore.
R. O. Grant by John Shyrborne (Shirburn in sigunature), elk, chanter or chaplain of the chantry of All Saints of Stretton upon Dunnesmore, Warw., and Richard bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, patron and ordinary of the same, to Francis Everarde of London, gentleman, for life, with remainder to the King, of the aforesaid chantry with all its possessions in Stretton upon Dunnesmore and Prennesthorpe, Warw., and elsewhere. Appointing Wm. Pope and Randolph Bruton, as attorneys, to deliver seisin. Dated 5 June 87 Hen. VIII. Signed and sealed by Shyrborne and the Bp.
Endorsed with note by Wm. Pope that he delivered seisin to Ric Haull, attorney for Everarde, 18 June, in the "bedhouse" of the said chantry in presence of Wm. Bradbridge, elk., Peter Addyshed, John Jennynges arid his son John, Thos. Jennynges, Thos. Stretforde, Robt. Joannes, Clement Jennynges. "Be me, William Brodbredge. Edwarde Lynsy. Bi me, Robart Leydebeter."
Parchment. See Eighth Report of Deputy Keeper of Public Records, App. II. 42.
5 June. 875. Privy Council of Scotland.
Regist., 1. Meeting 5 June 1545. Present: Governor, Cardinal, bps. of Galloway and Orkney, abbots of Paisley and Culross, lord Seton, Clerk Register. Business:—Alex. Dunbar, sheriff of Elgin and Forres, bound to deliver Ternway house to the Governor. Eliz. countess of Murray to abide the order of the Governor, Cardinal and Argyle, in relation to Alex. Dunbar.


  • n1. Chapuys.
  • n2. Drawn up probably a few days later than § 1, as Forster was only sent for on the 3 June.
  • n3. May 28th
  • n4. Henry Kinge. See No.693.
  • n5. June 2nd