Henry VIII: June 1545, 6-10

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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, 6-10

6 June. 876. The Privy Council.
Dasent's A. P. C., 182. Meeting at Greenwich, 6 June. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Essex, Winchester, St. John, Browne, Wingfield, Paget. Business:—Warrant to Wymond Carewe for prest to Captain Lightrnaker and 75l. to Goncalo Chaco de la Vega, for so much left with Gamboa. Charge against Mr. Biston for beating two servants of Anthony Tote deferred till next day, as the declaration of the matter consisted much on the report of Sir Ric. Sowthwell.
6 June. 877. Paget to Lord Cobham.
Harl. MS.
283, f. 305.
B. M.
I have received your letters in commendation of John Baptista de Beni da Gobio, and marvel that, having been the occasion of the coining of so many with which all here are wearied, you continue sending them over whom we will as fast send back again. This man I wot not how to bestow. If you can find any place for him there, in the name of God do as you think good. As you sent him with your letters I return him with mine. Grenewych, 6 June 1545. Signed.
P.S. in his own hand.— My lord, I beseech you send over no more strangers, and move the rest there to send none, for the King is not content. I have broken up this letter once. "Look whether it be sealed with my seal or not, which is a demy tiger rampant."
In Mason's hand, p. 1 . Add. Endd.: 26 June.
6 June. 878. The Scilly Islands.
Cal. of Ceeil
Pt, i., 184.
Lease to Sir T. Arundel of certain rights in Scilly, Cornw., formerly in possession of the monastery of Tavistock, Devon, now dissolved.— 6 June, 37 Hen. VIII.
Note at foot that the rent has not been paid by Arundel, and that there has been no minister found by him there, without which the lease is void. Latin. 2¼ pp.
6 June. 879. Hertford to Paget.
R. O. Requires him to hasten hither the mills which my lord of Winchester "appointed for Berwik, Warke, Carlisle and other places necessary." Understands that the restraint of the sale of lead until the King's lead should be uttered is now released, and that divers others sell their own lead. Is asked by the merchants of this town about it; and begs to know the truth, for these merchants well deserve to have like liberty, having always been diligent in the King's service. Newcastell, 6 June 1545. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
6 June. 880. Thomas Lord Poynings to Henry VIII.
R. O. This morning an Albanoys gentleman, with a trumpeter, came within a quarter of a mile of the town and sounded his trumpet. Sent to know what he was; and, having answer that he came to offer his service and that of 14 horsemen whom he had left a mile behind, received and retained them. The gentleman looks for 40 more of his countrymen shortly, and says that ten days past he was at Court, where bruit was that the French king would shortly send such an army to the seas as has not been seen heretofore, to land in England. At Diepe he saw a great number of ships, some of which had rooms in them like stables, "because one horse shall not hurt another." In these ships are to be transported 1,200 men at arms, each with two horses and an archer. It is bruited that 400 sails are ready, including three great ships of Jeynes, some of them of 1,000 tons, and 34 galleys which lie about Hable Nefe. About Deipe are 20,000 sheep, 10,000 hogs and 10,000 kine and bullocks to victual the said army. "The same army had been shipped before this but that the French king is in doubt what the Emperor will do, and mistrusteth also, as he saith, the Duke of Cleves." Boulloigne, 6 June, 1545. Signed.
Pp.2. Add. Endd.
7 June. 881. The Privy Council.
A. P. C., 183
Meeting at Greenwich, 7 June. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Privy Seal, Essex, Winchester, St. John, Browne, Wingfield, Paget, Baker. Business :— Mr. Gervayse, alderman, having, through the earl of Essex, obtained an immunity from bearing office, whereat the citizens of London were much aggrieved, Mr. Gervayse was called before the Council and prayed them to intercede with the King to take back the immunity, and offered to give Essex 100l for the pains he had taken. The Chancellor, Norfolk, Essex and Winchester were appointed to report this to the King. Warrant to Sir John Williams to pay Robt. Legge 400l. for the King's sea affairs at Colne. Upon complaint by the inhabitants of Chester that Sir John Massy, searcher there, had taken certain Gascon wines out of a Spanish ship "without that any vent had been made or any bulk broken of the same," a sharp letter was written to Massy to restore the wines and recompense the merchant, signifying further that, at the suit of the mayor and others of Chester, the said merchant was licensed to sell the wines. Letter to the mayor and his brethren of Chester signifying the King's licence for sale of 16 tuns of Gascon wine. Passport for Jaques de Cordes and Joachim Polites to leave the realm without search. Edw. Russell, servant to Lord Morley, had warrant to Tuke for 76l for conduct of 200 men from Hertfordshire to Dover and their coats at 4s. Thos Chalenour had warrant to Sir John Williams for 200l. for Lightmaker's band. Letters to Sir Thos. Seymour, who had written of certain fish stayed by Sir Thos. Clere in Flemish ships passing towards France, to take bonds for its sale in England.
7 June. 882. Henry VIII. to the Bishops.
R. O. Whereas the clergy freely granted a subsidy to be levied yearly at the feast of the Nativity of Our Lord, and we do well consider how most of them have lately been at charge with their Benevolence, yet, the importable charges for our defence and the annoyance of our enemies enforce us, by the advice of our Council, to desire the clergy to pay beforehand the tenth and subsidy due at Christmas next. As many as do so shall be "acquitted from the said next payment and never more be required of any other better value touching the said subsidy than that after the which they shall now pay according to their last rates." We pray you, as an example, to begin yourself first, and to persuade the rest of the clergy of your diocese to pay now before the last day of July. Grenewich, 7 June, 37 Hen. VIII. Signature at the top cut off.
Pp. 2. Endd.: A l're to the bishops for th'anticipacion of the subsydye of the clergye, —— Junii 1545.
7 June. 883. Hertford, Tunstall and Sadler to Henry VIII.
R. O Herewith send letters to Hertford from the Wardens of the East and Middle Marches, and others from the Borders. Despatch them the rather to show by those of the warden of the Middle Marches his espial's intelligence out of Scotland touching the French aid, &c. Hertford, since arriving here, has caused musters to be taken of the Spaniards. Commend, at some length, the honesty of Señor de Gamboa, who, when the captains, to put money in their own purses, feigned that they had men at their lodgings sick, himself searched their lodgings and found most of such men to be feigned, and who also, to save charge, distributed among other companies the men of Captains Padilio and Francisco Medelin, who were committed to ward at Calais, although there be some sixteen gentlemen serving as soldiers who are meet to be captains, and for whom he (Gamboa) begs some small entertainment until captains' rooms fall void. Accounted with him for his whole company, and find, by the book received from the Council, that some of them were paid before coming hither to 16 April and some to 30 April. The whole amount due to them to the end of May was 1,954l. 9s.; whereof they had received in prest before coming hither 500l., and since coming 2,000 mks., leaving due 121l. 2s. 4d., which the writers paid. And so "made even" with them to 31 May, save that they owe for the 500 hackbutes at 16s. apiece which, Gamboa promises, shall be defalked at next pay. Their month's charges amount to 1,585l., which they expect beforehand, as accustomed. If money were come, would see them satisfied therein. Newcastell, 7 June 1545. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
7 June. 884. Thomas Lord Poynings to the Council.
R. O. To settle a dispute of Mr. Caundishe, comptroller here, with Sir Thos. Palmer and the Surveyor as to the comptrolment of the labourers here and at the Old Man, desires the Council to write whether Mr. Caundishe's office shall extend both to garrison and labourers. The Surveyor reports that when last at Court he was told by the King that Caundishe should not meddle with the labourers. Boulloigne, 7 June 1545. Signed.
P. S.—About four days past were taken two of this garrison who had counterfeited the King's coin, as "testerons and groytes," part of which are sent herewith, with the moulds wherein they were cast. Are they to be executed here or sent over?
P. 1. Add. Endd.
7 June. 885. Philip Count Palatine to Henry VIII.
R. O. Hearing that the King is engaged in this long war against the king of France, thinks it his duty, as one who has not once only been royally treated by the King, to offer his services. Heydelberg, 7 June 1545. Signed.
Broadsheet, p. 1. Add. Endd.: The Palsgrave to the K's Mate.
7 June. 886. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
R. O. Since his last, of 31 May, a secretary of the Emperor's named Girardo has appeared here, going ambassador to the Turk in company of the French orator, who shall depart on the 15th inst. Their legacy is to demand truce, an action beneath the dignity of the Christian Empire, and conjectured to be done either for fear, or for liberty to invade other Christian states, "many suspecting th'Emperor, the French king and Ferdinando to tend ad triumriratum.
"Of the Countye Palatin entered lately in the League of Protestants here is certain fame, not a little to the offension as well of the Imperials as of the Roman prelates. It is thought that the Diet and the Council shall be of small effect." The Frenchmen impetrate money of the Bishop (fn. n1) against your Majesty. Having given the Emperor and Ferdinando 100,000 cr. he is expected to accommodate the French king with as much; "howbeit the man is passing loth to spend except it be to his own proper use." The French have "cassid" 700 Italian horsemen, lest they should go to your service; many of whom come to me offering to serve your Majesty. Venice, 7 June 1545.
P. S.—Letters from Andrinople of 13 May, certify that the Turk has dissolved both camp and navy, and departed for Constantinople in great expectation of the Emperor's ambassador.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
7 June. 887. The Privy Council of Scotland.
Regist., 2. Meeting at Glasgow, 7 June. Present: Queen, Governor, Cardinal, abp. of Glasgow, bps. of Galloway, Orkney, and Dunblane, abbots of Paisley, Dumfermling and Culross, lords Flemyng and Seton. Business:—Certain foreign coins to be current in Scotland. Captain Lorge Montgomery, sent by the king of France for defence of Scotland against England, having lately arrived with his company, a convention was summoned at Edinburgh, 23 June, to take counsel. Prices of victual for the French army fixed in Glasgow.
8 June. 888. The Privy Council.
A. P. C., 185.
Meeting at Greenwich, 8 June. Present: Privy Seal, Winchester, Browne, Wingfield, Paget. Business:—Thos. Croke had warrant to Tuke for 22l 6s. 9½d. for coats of 100 men levied in Middlesex for the sea and their conduct to Depforde. Two persons sent out of Wiltshire by Sir George Bayneham, to be examined touching the murder of a servant of his by Thos. Webbe, were examined and sent back to be ordered by the sheriff of Wiltshire and two other neighbouring justices. Letter to Lord Poyninges that, as the King had appointed Sir Thos. Palmer to the whole ordering of the Old Man, no officer of High Bullen should interfere there except my lord Lieutenant. Letter to lord Gray and Mr. Walloppe declaring how earnestly my lord Deputy of Calais was written to for the victualling of Guisnes. Earnest letter to my lord Deputy to send biscuit thither and bake more. Letter to my lord Deputy and lord Gray jointly, declaring that Latino Dati was engaged to lead 100 men in those parts and must be allowed entertainment like other Italian captains there. Warrant to Sir Edm. Peckham, high treasurer of the Mint, to deliver 4,000l. to Wm. Harvy for the treasurer of Guisnes and 6,000l. to Hornyold for the treasurer at Boloyne, with 10l. each for their charges. Letters to lord Poinenges signifying the despatch of the said 6,000l.; and, where he wrote that he mistrusted the Spaniards, directing him, if he still mistrusted them, to send them into England, with a declaration of the pay due to them, otherwise to pay them first and distribute "the rest" among the garrison equally.
8 June. 889. The Privy Council to Lord Cobham, Deputy, and the Council at Calais.
Harl. ms.
283, f. 306.
B. M.
Since writing last, are informed out of Norfolk of the great quantities of malt gone thence to Calais and Boleyn [and] that beer brewed in Calais is weekly carried thence. Conjectured that those upon whose information it was certified hither that there were not 1,000 qr. of malt in the town sought to have "more score wherewith t'exercise their traffic of brewing beer to be sold out of that town for their private advantage." Have therefore examined Thomas Boys, at his repair hither from the lord Deputy, who says that of the brewers Eustace Avington has 800 qr. malt, Swynsbury 700 qr., Bond at least 500 qr., and Dunne a great deal (enough to serve three brewers that carry beer to Boleyn); besides which there is in the common store 1,600 qr. malt. Give credit to Boys as a wise man and not sent hither to complain. Require to know the truth with all speed, so that they may stay or send such malt as is provided, "which may be evil spared out of the realm." This matter is important; for if, upon wrong certificate, more than needful is sent, whereby the provision for the sea, the North and other places is wanting, the fault will be "arrected unto you." With speed accomplish our request in former letters for the victualling of Guisnez, which charge, "in this distresse," is yours. Greenwich, 8 June 1545.
P. S. in Paget's hand:—Understand from Bolen that certain biscuit was made in Calais to be sent to Bolen, which "ye, the lord Deputy," stayed. It should be sent to Guisnes, and also as much more as can be baken; for advertisements "purport of a siege to be shortly laid unto the same." Signed by Russell, Winchester, Browne and Wingfield.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
8 June. 890. Hertford, Tunstall and Sadler to Henry VIII.
R. O. Forward letters even now arrived from the Wardens of the West and Middle Marches showing that the Frenchmen are arrived on the west coast of Scotland. Desire that the Cleyvoies may be hastened hither, as "this country is very weak of horsemen." Newe Castell, 8 June 1545. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
8 June. 891. Hertford and Sadler to Paget.
R. O.
St. P.. v. 456.
Send letters addressed to Hertford from the Wardens of the West and Middle Marches, and beg him to declare their effect to the King. In one of those from the Warden of the West Marches it will appear that Anguisshe desires to speak with Maxwell. Have therefore caused Maxwell to write to Anguisshe or to his son Robert Maxwell of his repair to Carlisle to speak with them, "for causes, as he hath written to the said earl, tending to the weal of both realms and his honor for ever." Have ordered Maxwell's conveyance to Carlisle for this purpose; and, as there is already some contention between the party of the Governor and Cardinal and that of Anguisshe and George Douglas, it may "engender a further suspicion among them and reduce them to a great schism and division."
Hertford desires to know when the Clevoys horsemen will be at York. Newcastell, 8 June. Signed.
In Sadler's hand, p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1545.
8 June. 892. Vaughan to the Council.
R. O Next day after arriving at Andwerp, lest Jasper Dowche should by being sought conjecture the cause of his coming, found means to inform the said Jasper that he was here, who thereupon visited him and spoke of certain communication with Secretary Paget here and letters written to the same touching the sale of certain jewels and emprunture of 200,000 cr. to the King at 10 per cent. for one year. Answered that Paget had willed him now in passing towards Almeyn to learn what Jasper could do concerning such an emprunture. "Have ye any charge, said he, for that matter? None other than I have told you, quoth I," but when I have seen the jewel and signified the particulars to Mr. Secretary, doubtless I shall shortly have answer. Jasper thereupon appointed that they should next day go together to the Fowker, which they did. Describes the interview, in which he declined to look at the jewel but would bring a skilful person to view it, not naming Peter Van Wale (who returns to town tomorrow) lest the Fowker should corrupt him beforehand. With the jewel the Fowker said that he would emprunt to the King 200,000 cr. Upon the bond of London and the King's promise in writing. Unwilling to show himself to have come hither only for that purpose, Vaughan said that when the jewel was viewed he would talk further therein, and even delay his journey into Almeyn if the Fowker would shortly conclude and the King appoint him to act therein. Leaving the Fowker, Vaughan said he marvelled at the mention of no more than 200,000 cr., when Dowche had written of 300,000 cr. or 400,000 cr., and he added that for so small a sum he would never write into England. "'Well,' quoth Jasper, 'ye shall see me bring him to 300,000 crowns.' 'Do,' quoth I, 'as ye may best do service to the King's Majesty and as by your deeds ye may declare yourself to be the man that I have reported you.'"
The above is all that he has done since coming hither on Corpus Christi Day (fn. n2) at noon; and, although he begins slowly, "for the considerations before mentioned," he will when the time comes use diligence. At next going to the Fowker, will obtain in writing a draft of the bonds and the interest; and desires to know, in the event of a conclusion, whether to take valued money or current money and where and in what money the bonds shall promise repayment.
Learns, both by common bruit and by "gravous men" here, that the Emperor, at Wormes, among the Lutherans, "forbade expressly in one of the principal churches of the town, where the Lutheran doctrine was rankly preached, that the same nor their other ceremonies should be any more used; and straight forth appointed a preacher to occupy the pulpit, and other services to be there done like as in the Catholic churches is accustomed. The Wormatiens, sore offended with the Emperor that he should so use their churches, put themselves in armour, placed again their own preacher, set up again their wont ceremonies, and ri et armis withstood whosoever would say or do to the contrary. The Emperor, perceiving this stiffness of the people, and (as it is said) weary thereof, mindeth shortly to return from thence hither again." Andwerp, 8 June.
Hol, pp. 5. Add. Endd.: 1545.
8 June. 893. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. Sent Paget's letter into Almayn to Mr. Buckler the day after his arrival at Andwerp; and writes to the Council of his business with Jasper Dowche. Looked all this day for the return of Peter van de Wale from Bruxelles, and has now written to know when he will come. This day John Carolo told him that the French King had 14 galleys, 40 ships and 4 carracks arrived in the coast of Spain, which had taken 4 ships of Ireland coming out of Andalusia and were daily looked for in France. It will be hard to get any coiners to go over; but he is promised one or two, and will do his best, knowing that "it were good they were there." Letters out of Almayn certify that Cardinal Fernese is departed from Wormes towards Italy in a lanceknight's garment, and that the Emperor goes shortly to Reynsbourgh. Andwerp, 8 June.
"I send you herewith Musica's letters."
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1545.
8 June. 894. Duke of Florence to Henry VIII.
Vesp. f. iii.
f. 51b.
B. M.
Rymer, xv.
Florentius Diacetus, the King's servant and the writer's subject, commended to him by the King's letters, having now finished his business here, is bearer of these letters, by which the writer promises such service as the King's greatness and the distance by which they are separated permit. Florence, 8 June 1545. Signed: Dux Florentie. Seal injured.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
8 June. 895. Francis I.
R. O. "Lettres du Roy, nostre Sire, sur le ban et arrierban, publiees a Paris le Lundy, huitiesme jour de Juing, l'an mil cinq cens quarante cinq, cum privilegio."
i. Francis I.'s commission to the Provost of Paris (a great army by land being intended to co-operate with the army by sea in the recovery of Boulougne) to muster the ban et arriereban and cause them to be at Amyens by the 25th of June next, there to be under the command of the Seigneur de La Jaille, lieutenant general of the Seigneur de Lorges, captain general of the said arrierebans; the men to serve on foot, owing to the scarcity of fodder for horses, although the gentlemen may, if they please, come on curtalls as far as the place of service. Chateaudun, 23 May 1545, 31 Fr. I.
ii. Order by the Provost of Paris to proclaim the above and enjoin all concerned to assemble at the usual mustering place, the hostel des Tournelles in Paris, on Tuesday, 16 June, ready to march for Amyens. Made by Jehan Morin, King's Councillor and civil lieutenant of the said Provost, Monday, 8 June 1545.
French. Copy, pp. 3. Endd.: The French king's l're for the ban and arriereban.
8 June. 896. The Prince of Spain to M. De St. Mauris.
Granvelle Acknowledges his letters of the 7th ult.
Papiers * * * *
iii. 150.
Has heard of the order in that realm (France) to confiscate ships which carry victuals or other provisions to the English. Would gladly know what the Emperor replies to St. Mauris therein. * * *
Valladolid, 8 June 1545.
8 June. 897. Cardinals Monte and Pole to Cardinal Farnese.
R. O. Illness of the Cardinal of St. Cross. The Pope should send hither those prelates who remain at Rome. If his Holiness will have the Council proceed, an abbreviator is needed to extend the decrees. The advocate has not yet appeared. It were not amiss to think whether the grave causes (of the Lutherans and of England) should be opened by speech or by petition (precedents for each method cited). To us it appears that these two causes should be put forward first, and being the greatest that have been in the Church of God for ages past we think that the petition that shall be put forward here by the proctor should be formulated at Rome, narrating the origin of the Lutheran sect, its impiety and the fire lighted in Christendom, and the wickedness and atrocity of the king of England. As it is to be published to all the world it is most important that such a process should be well grounded. * * *
Trent, 8 June 1545.
Ital. Modern transcript from Rome, pp. 5.
9 June. 898. The Bishop of Oxford.
See Grants In June, No. 25.
9 June. 899. The Privy Council.
a.p.c., 186.
Meeting at Greenwich, 9 June. Present: Privy Seal, Winchester, Browne, Wingfield, Paget. Business:—Letter to Lord William that if he met a certain fleet of Portugales he should gently endeavour to stay them, and retain two or three of their number which were reported to be well trimmed with ordnance, and which the King of Portugal was content that the King's Highness should use. Letter to Mr. Walloppe to empeach the French device to take the fresh water from Guisnes, and to order the speedy bringing of the victuals from Calais and dismiss superfluous folk, giving like warning to lord Graye. Letter to Lord Poynenges to examine a gentleman who came from France to offer service, "being taken for a false shrewe," proceed against the maker of money of whom he wrote, and dismiss superfluous folk. Beston was reprimanded for striking two of Anthony Tote's servants with a forked staff; but as he said that he was commanded to serve the King upon the seas he was dismissed to answer further at his return; and as he alleged that the displeasure arose through a Scot, servant to the said Tote, who was found to be no denizen and might be a spy, Tote "was advised by honest means to rid his hands of him." Matter between Thos. Wyndam and Martin de Miranda, touching the prize of a Spanish ship, referred to the Admiralty. Recognizance of Thomas Wyndam of Norfolk and John Chichester of Devon, for the trial of this matter by the Admiralty. Letter to the Lord of the Isles, signifying that, upon my lord of Levenowx's report, the King had delivered 1,000 ducats to Levenowx for him, and would give him a yearly pension of 2,000 ducats. Letter to my lord Deputy declaring that 2,000 men are sent over for defence of the Pale, with names of their captains and the countries where they were levied. Letter to Mr. Seymour declaring the number of men appointed to go to sea with Sir George Carewe and where they were levied. Mr. Pagnam commanded to be ready to go to Calais to view the victuals there and hasten the furniture of Guisnes from thence.
9 June. 900. Otwell Johnson to John Johnson.
R. O. London, 9 June, 1545:—I am glad to perceive, by your letter of Sunday s date, your return to Calleis in welfare. This is to desire you, on my master's behalf, to procure from Andwarpe 100 "Cullen cliffes" of 21 foot long (or at least the longest made) and 50 javelin staves of the longest with long slender heads, or without heads rather than with "the common sort of broad heads;"—to be sent as soon as possible, as he doubts to need them sooner than any may be bought here, and your money shall be here ready. Also please send me a piece of white "say" and another piece of sad blue say for hangings, "though they should s[tand] me in xxs. st. apiece or but a little under, for the same are for a friend of mine, viz., my master's son, Mr. Robert Gage." Thanks for your copy of the "rate of golds and silver in the Mint." When you send me any I trust to get money for it as soon as most men; for my master has given me his token to Mr. Cofferer to resort in his name to Mr. Boes with anything for the Mint and have my return from thence weekly. Now that you write that you intend to send some shortly, I will resort to Mr. Cofferer (for my master is in Sussex with my lady and will not return to Court before midsummer even) and be ready when anything comes from you. If you go into your counting house at Mrs. Baynam's before coming over, remember to take out Thos. Lycheledes obligation that I sent you last year of 9l. st. due to poor Bassingbourne and me, and let Barth. Warner receive 3l. thereupon at midsummer and return you the obligation. Pray show Warner that his sister Mary is "very proud of her brother Francis's coming homeward," and that I desire him to appoint his lodging with me at his coming hither.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: at Calleis. Endd. as answered 13 June.
9 June. 901. Hertford to Paget.
R. O. Sends advertisements which arrived this morning from Lord Wharton, to be declared to the King. The Council write for the despatch thither of such Pensioners as remain in the King's service here. There are no more but Mr. Markham, who had the King's licence to serve in this voyage, and Mr. Fulwood "who for his language, with also Richard Knevet, were expressly commanded by his Highness to have the leading hither of the Italians.' Has sent up Markham; but desires that, if he may be spared, he may return hither in post. Fulwood, because of his language, cannot be spared from the Italians, "lying so far off as they do at this present; and also if that place were otherwise furnished, forasmuch as he hath the Spanish tongue it were very necessary he should remain here with Seignior Gamboa when I shall depart hence.' Newcastle, 9 June 1545. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
10 June. 902. The Privy Council.
a.p.c., 189.
Meeting at Greenwich, 10 June. Present: Privy Seal, Winchester, Master of the Horse, Wingfield, Paget. Business:—Letter to my Lord Deputy of Calais and the Council signifying Mr. Pagnam's sending, to view, with them, the victual there and at Guisnez, and commanding them to write the number of men in the King's wages there. Letter to Lord Graye and Mr. Walloppe signifying Mr. Pagnam's sending, to view victuals in town and castle of Guisnes. Mr. Pagnam was this day despatched to Calais with instructions to haste the victual appointed to be sent from thence to Guisnes; and, with the Council's assistance, view and take notes of all victual in the public stores (specified) and in the hands of Eustace Brewer, Swynsburye, Bonde and Dunne, who are reported to have much grain in store, and then repair to Guisnes and view Mr. Wallopp's "particular provision," the King's provision in castle and town, and the bread and corn in particular men's hands; his diets to be 10s. a day. Letter to the sheriff of Cambridge to abstain from levying men within the town of Cambridge, notwithstanding his commission to send 200 men to sea.
10 June. 903. The Privy Council to [the Commissioners of Musters in Cambridgeshire].
Harl. ms.
7 049, f. 488.
B. M.
Whereas the King lately wrote to you for certain men out of the county of Cambridge to pass with all diligence, it was not meant that, for so small a matter, you should touch any corporate town, but take them out of the county. Grenewiche, 10 June 1545. Signed by Russell, Gardiner Browne, Wingfield, and Paget.
Modern copy, p. 1.
10 June. 904. The Queen's Lands.
R. O. Draft of a grant by Queen Katharine to Robt. Warner of the office of particular receiver of her manors of Fodrynghaie, etc. (named) and all her lands in cos. Ntht. and Hunts. Greenwich, 10 June 37 Hen. VIII.
Lat., pp. 2. Marked as to be enrolled in the year 38.
10 June. 905. Paget to Bucler and Mont.
R. O.
St. p., x. 459.
The King has received their letters and seen their private letters to Paget and, perceiving by Mownt's (fn. n3) that divers of his friends there wish an honorable end set between him and the French king by the mediation of some that are more perfect friends than those who brought him into the war, (fn. n3) answers that he has always been ready to hear reasonable conditions, as Mr. Wootton can declare, who can show the articles (fn. n3) discussed when his master was beyond the sea. Upon knowledge from any of his very friends there how honorable peace may be had, his Majesty will make reasonable answer. Answer to what was lately addressed to them is much desired, as the delay of the matter hinders both the King and those with whom he has to do there. (fn. n3)
Draft in Paget's hand, p. 1. Endd.: Mynute. Mr. Secretary Mr. Paget to Mr. Buckler and Mr. Mount, xo Junii 1545.
10 June. 906. Hertford to Paget.
R. O.
St. p.,v. 457.
Thanks for Paget's letter of occurrents there. Explains the apparent discrepancy in his two letters, in the first of which he wrote that no invasion might be made until Bartholomew Tide and in the second that he might invade now, as due to the Frenchmen's coming; for he might now with 8,000 men do more than at Bartholomew Tide with 16,000, as the Scots cannot at this season keep men together for lack of victuals. As for using discretion for the invasion with 6,000 or 7,000, would have followed Paget's advice had there been here sufficient victuals. Will not henceforth trouble him with devices until "you turn your minds" hitherwards, for which there will be cause if no other provision is sent hither than has yet come. Pray send word how many Cleveweys shall come hither, and when. Newcastell, 10 June.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1545.
10 June. 907. De La Forest to the Queen of Scotland.
Balcarres ms.,
Adv. Lib.
iv., 72.
My nephew St. Cosme has made two journeys to Madame de Guise, your mother, hearing that you wanted some gentlemen for your service. Madame de Guise said she did not know the number you required, and, awaiting the answer, he and Vallainville have taken charge of 300 men out of his desire to do you service. I beg you to retain him with this number (le retenir de ce nombre). I am at this time in the service of Mons. de Longueville, your son, by which I know you have not forgotten me. Such a gentle prince has not been these hundred years: "Je regrette mes jeunes ans pour luy faire plus long service." I have a petite fille who is so pretty I should like no other mistress for her than you. "De Logeville vostre maison," 10 June 1545. Signed.
Fr. pp. 2. Add.: A la Royne d'Escosse en Escosse. Endd.: Laugeville.


  • n1. The Pope.
  • n2. June 4th.
  • n3. These passages are underlined as if to be put in cipher.