Henry VIII: October 1545, 26-31

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 20 Part 2, August-December 1545. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1907.

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October 1545, 26-31

26 Oct. 657. The Privy Council.
A. P. C., 262.
Meeting at Windsor, 26 Oct. Present: Norfolk, Hertford, Cheyney, Wingfield, Sadler, Paget, Petre, Riche. Business:—Letter written to Gamboa to send 2 (sic) horsemen hacquebutiers to Lord Wharton when required, for an exploit in Scotland. Letter to wardens of the East and Middle Marches likewise to send 500 or 600 horsemen. Letter to my lord Chancellor to provide pay for those appointed to keep the North Seas since the beginning of summer. Warrant to Williams to pay Sir Edw. Boughton 42l. 2s. 6d. disbursed for rice faggot, etc. Agreement (detailed) made between Wm. Meyre, of Straylesounde, "a Savoysyon born," and Wm. Overende, of Lynne, touching a ship taken by the latter, as laden with Scotchmen's goods and manned by Scots.
*** Next entry is 28 Oct.
26 Oct. 658. Thomas Husey to the Earl of Surrey.
R. O. "This present Thursday" (fn. n1) my lord's Grace (fn. n2) told me of your request for the access of your wife and children to Bowlene, and what answer the King made him therein, as Fowlmerston will declare. Schelton would have you write for him, for he thinks that my lady of Ritchmonde "will stay him upon his account." My lord asked how far forth I was with Rwkwode touching Rowchford. "What way," he asked, "taketh my son for payment of his debts?" I answered " 'I know not.' 'Well,' quod he, 'he oweth Fulmertson an honest sum, and what oweth he you?' I answered 'So much as I can be content to forbear in respect of his necessity.' " And so I gather that my lord will make some stop in your bargain for Ruschforde for payment of your debts. Handle Fulmerston discreetly and send your resolute answer. The money must come wholly to your hands, for you cannot both pay your whole debts and furnish your present necessities.
P.S. in his own hand: Albeit "the provision of those things committed to Senthelles charge" will not be obtained at my lord's hand we shall make shift for them upon my credit in this town. My lord is determined that your revenues at Lady Day last shall be received by the steward, and the overplus paid to your ministers. Your lordship remains "in as goud faime on thes sied the seesse as yowre lowkye sowksedinges have prosperid happelye on that sied." Londone, 26 Oct.
Handle the matter wisely for the sale of your lands, for my lord said he would see your debts paid. "And by thesse meanes and othere ye may be maid werye and you wille of Bowleine. As my trwste ys in yowe, bowrne thys lettere."
Pp. 2. Add.: lieutenant of Boulogne. Endd.: Thomas Hussies l're, thend therof declaring that therle of S'rey by meanes to be weryed of Boleyn.
26 Oct. 659. Van der Delft to Paget.
R. O. Cannot sufficiently accuse the gout, not because of the intolerable pain which it gives him day and night, but because it detains him from tendering his thanks to the King for loving and honorable treatment "in hoc jucundissime jam peracto progressu." Begs Paget to make his excuses. London, 26 Oct. 1545.
No letters from the Emperor as yet, but they cannot be long in coming. Signed: Fran. Dilfus.
Lat. Hol., p. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd.
26 Oct. 660. Otwell Johnson to John Johnson.
R. O. London 26 Oct. 1545:—Your wife and family were well on Friday last, as I learnt from Mr. Gainsford, your gossip. We trust that you are safely arrived at Calleis. The day of your departing I learnt that my friend Thomas Appenrithe died on the Friday or Saturday before, "wherefore I suppose that you have before this felt a piece of his father's mind towards me concerning mine Exchequer matter." I would gladly hear it, having his pack of cloth ready to send him. Your matter at Westminster remains as you left it, for Mr. Parson and "Walke a knave" make courtesy to reply. Mr. Crooke has promised to call tomorrow for your costs if they do not presently follow the matter. My cousin Bretain, your brother, is this day come to the Term and will help.
Your shipping ends tomorrow, and your four pottels of wool are shipped. All your new wool here is used as you appointed. I could despatch much of it by Christmas for ready money if I might let the "lokke" go for 15s. 8d. the todd and the "leiche" for a mark. 16 mark the sack is above 16s. 5d., and too much by every man's judgment. "Your purchaise I can do nothing therein as yett, for lakke of the woodeyers certyfication. Ther is yett no newe admitted." Harrison's 20l. is called for by Mr. Laxton, and to pay it to-morrow I must borrow of Mr. Tanfeld's bag until money comes in for wool or wine. Pray learn of Chr. Foele whether Henry Garbrand is come from the vintage. Herein is a letter of Mary Warner's to her brother Bartholomew, of whom pray require speedy answer to my letter concerning Ant. Bruskett's money; and show him "that James Walche is come home lusty and merry out of Scotland (the Lord be praised) and is going forth shortly to sea, captain in my lord his master's ship. God speed him well!" Commendations to all friends, including Wm. Home and Thos. Flecton.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: at Calleis. Endd.: aunsweryd le 8 in November at Calleis, etc.
26 Oct. 661. John Gery to John Johnson.
R. O. London, 26 Oct. 1545:—Commend me to my uncle Johnson and my aunt, showing him that Robert Mandfelde had both the kilderkin of verjuice and the runlet of vinegar for him, although he writes to my brother Otwell that he only received the verjuice. Let him speak to Mandfelde for the vinegar, for both my servant and John Hollande, Mr. Appenrythe's servant, saw it on board with "a card nailed upon it directed unto him." Private business matters with Mr. Bate and Mr. Benytt.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: brother.
26 Oct. 662. John and Edward Maxwell to Wharton.
R. O. Are informed that he is discontent with them for going against the house of Carlaverok, contrary to their chief. Went because the whole country was commanded thereto by the Governor, and refusal would have involved imprisonment for treason and loss of goods. Could not help to the house of Carlaverok, as the country was and is lying about it. "Bot we have insafer as we mycht for glamer of ye cuntre causit . art of pulder and altailze haid to ye Treiff, quhilk hes beyne persewit [b]e ye haile cuntrecht of Gollovay, and trowis verrelie wt ye grace of God his hous salbe un voyn till his hame cummyn. For novellis yeris (there is) nane, bot ye vord is, ye Governour is stoppit of his incummyn in yis cuntre and yt my lord of Lennox is landit in Scotland, as all ye cuntre sayis." Drumfres, 26 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1545.
26 Oct. 663. Thirlby to Paget.
R. O. Received the letters herewith from the King's Commissaries by Monsr. Vanderet; and, as the matter is weighty, and he has no experience, instructions or commission therein, he despatches the letters with all diligence to Cales, to go thence by the ordinary post. Gaunte, 26 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1545. Beneath the address Paget has written: "To be returned to the Court."
26 Oct. 664. Charles V. to Henry VIII.
viii., No. 160.
D'Eick delivered the King's letter and now returns to convey, jointly with the resident ambassador, a verbal message from the Emperor. Ghent, 26 Oct. 1545.
26 Oct. 665. Charles V. to Gardiner.
Ib. No. 161. D'Eick, who now returns to England, is instructed to confer with him in passing. Ghent, 26 Oct. 1545.
26 Oct. 666. Charles V. to Van der Delft.
Ib. No. 162. Has seen his letter answering that of Granvelle from Brussels. Scepperus is returning with instructions for both, touching his latest mission by the King. Ghent, 26 Oct. 1545.
26 Oct. 667. Charles V.
Add. MS.
28,173, f. 329.
B. M.
Instructions for Corneille Schepperus and Fras. Van der Dylft on the return of Scepperus to the King of England.
After cordial salutations, they shall tell the King that by Scepperus the Emperor is informed of what passed between the King and them touching the interview, the truce or peace between the King and the king of France, and the specification of certain points in the treaty of closer amity, which should be cleared up before the interview, for reasons mentioned in their instruction of 27 Sept. last, and that, learning both by the King's ambassador and by Scepperus, the King's desire to know the Emperor's resolution upon the interview as soon as possible, the Emperor has sent Scepperus back again to declare as follows:—Learning by Scepperus the King's desire to cross the sea for an interview if the Emperor would for that purpose approach the frontiers of Flanders and Arthois, the Emperor despatched an express to the King of the Romans and some of his trusted ministers to learn whether his coming to the Imperial Diet, fixed for the 10th Jan., might be deferred; but was answered that, to give the States no excuse for delaying to attend the Diet, and to check the mischief that might arise from the death of the Abp. of Mayence, first elector of the Empire, and the war between Duke Henry of Brunswyck and his adversaries, and to make timely preparation against the Turk (with whom truce or peace was uncertain as there was no news from the ambassadors sent to him), and other reasons, it was more than necessary that the Emperor should not fail to be at the Diet on the day prefixed. Now the King's passage cannot be before the truce, which is deferred by the difficulty which his ambassador has raised, his power being only to treat the peace and the truce jointly; and as the weather is now uncertain, the winter near, the days short and the sea unsafe, and the Emperor is advertised that the King has despatched hither the bp. of Winchester, "ung des plus secretz de son Conseil," a personage well able to do what should be done in the interview, and the war between the princes might involve the ruin of all Germany, and the Turk is likely to seize the occasion for war on Hungary, the Emperor thinks that the King would rather counsel him to hasten into Germany. Otherwise it would be a great pleasure to the Emperor to meet the King.
As to the secret points and articles of the treaty of closer amity which should be cleared up, since the King sends the said Bishop by whom he caused them to be declared to you (presupposing that the Bp. will be furnished with sufficient power), we will, before leaving these countries, give him our final answer. In case the Bp. has not the said power you will solicit the King to send it.
Scepperus shall then return to the Queen of Hungary, and Vander Delft shall continue his charge and advertise as often as possible all news. Ghent, 26 Oct. 1545.
French. Modem copy from Brussels, pp. 10.
*** A fuller abstract of the above is in Spanish Calendar, VIII., No. 159.
Add. MS.
28,594 f. 179.
B. M.
2. Another modern copy.
Pp. 5.
26 Oct. 668. Gardiner to Paget.
R. O. I have seen these letters to my lord of Westminster from the Commissaries with the Almains, and would the Admiral had been come, that I might tell my message to the Emperor in that matter; "but here I tarry abiding answer from you." Newporte, 26 Oct.
Skepperus will be here today in his return to the King.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1545. Beneath the address Paget has written: "To be returned to the Court."
27 Oct. 669. Scepperus to Charles V.
viii., No. 164.
Pointed out to Winchester the importance of speedily concluding a truce; but he asserted that he had no authority to discuss any such truce unless the Emperor consents to the interview; his coming was to negociate peace and he expected to find the Admiral of France here or he would not have hurried so. Finds, too, that Winchester has no power to treat on the secret points which the writer submitted to the Emperor. Will therefore request the King to grant such powers. Nieuport, 27 Oct. 1545.
27 Oct. 670. Scepperus to Granvelle.
viii.. No 163.
Expected to find Winchester at Bruges; but, since Saturday, he has remained in Nieuport because of the delayed arrival of the Admiral of France. Explained that the delay was through lack of a decision in the matter of the truce; and writes his reply to the Emperor. His King will not retain the Germans in his service at Calais and elsewhere. He is dissatisfied with them, and will complain to the Emperor of those under Frederick von Reissenberg. Nieuport, Tuesday, 27 Oct. 1545.
27 Oct. 671. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. This morning, bearer brought a letter from Mr. Chamberleyn, showing that, to enforce their demand for four months' pay the Almains have the King's Commissaries in ward. "Happy is he that hath no need of Almaynes; for of all the nations under the heavens they be the worst, most rudest and unreasonablest to deal withal." Is now sending Mr. Dymock to the other commissaries with money; and will get as much more, by exchange or otherwise, and send it with diligence. Sent the Commissaries a copy of Paget's late letter. Andwerp, 27 Oct.
Surely the Almains will keep the Commissaries until paid the fourth month.
Hol, p. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd.: 1545.
27 Oct. 672. Bucler and Mont to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., x. 642.
Wrote on the 21st inst. Letters from the scribe of the Lantgrave's "cancellarie" in Cassells came yesterday to the magistrates here, signifying that the Lantgrave, Duke Maurice and the Duke of Lunemburgh, with the Duke of Saxon's men, marched on Wednesday (fn. n3) night last, about 12 o'clock, by moonlight to attack the Duke of Brunswick's camp; who was ready for them and compelled them to "recule." But the Lantgrave, animating his men, continued the fight till a great part of Brunswick's host cried "misericordia;" to which the Lantgrave, at the persuasion of the others, consented on condition that Brunswick and his eldest son would yield themselves, which they did. Today a messenger, passing through this town, says that the counts of Oldenburgh and Ritburgh are taken, and that he saw Brunswick and his eldest son brought prisoners into Cassels. The magistrates here look hourly for their own messengers. Have written to the Lantgrave's secretary to have news from him, but hitherto have had none. Franckforde, 27 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.: 1545.
27 Oct. 673. Bucler and Mont to Paget.
R. O. Have written to the King, on the 21st, and now again, all news. Beg him to remember their post, for his return. "If we had had anything to say we would have been with the Lantgrave at this present business." Franckforde, 27 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
28 Oct. 674. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 264.
Meeting at Windsor 28 (misprinted "xviijth") Oct. Present: Norfolk, Hertford, Cheyney, Wingfield, Sadler, Paget, Petre, Riche. Business:— Order taken for Philip Chewte and John Istedde, bailiff of Hastinges, with two others of Hastinges, owners of a ship whereof Wm. Woller was captain, to restore to Ant. Macuelo goods taken out of a Spanish ship by Woller, and to apprehend Woller.
28 Oct. 675. Paget to Sleidan.
R. O. The King has received as well your first letters touching the departure of your companions from the court of France, as these which have just been delivered to me, reporting that your said colleagues will be tonight at Ardres, and that the French Commissaries will follow. For answer, the King wishes me to advertise you that he will also send his; and I am preparing to go, for that purpose, and with me the bp. of Durham "(quem Galli vocant episcopum Dulmensem, nomine Cuthbertum Tonstallum)," and we will soon be at the sea side ready to cross when we hear from you that those of France are arrived at Ardre, or at least are on the way thither. There is no man to whom the sea passage is more hurtful than to me, and therefore I would not begin to cross until sure of the above; and, but for my love to the public weal, I would not cross the sea in winter to gain 50,000 cr. Within two days I set out. Recommendations to the Marshal.
French. Draft in Paget's hand, p. 1. Endd.; Mr. Secr. Mr. Paget to Sleidanus, xxviijo Octobr. 1545.
28 Oct. 676. Wharton to Henry. VIII.
R. O.
St. P., v. 552.
Since his letters of the 25th, a great watch has been kept round the King's castle of Carlaverok by lairds Johnston, Dumlanerike, Lokenver and the countrymen of Nydisdaill, Galoway and Anerdaill, except the Bells and Batisons whom Wharton has in bond to serve the King. Finds great want of horsemen. On the 26th, having devised for 200, 160 or 180 horsemen to enter the said castle by night, drew secretly to Eske with 200 wallets and victuals for nine days and money for wages, but, of those appointed to meet him, found only 80 good horses; and yet the countrymen of Bewcastledaill, Esk, Leven, Lanercoost, part of the Quenys Hamys and all of the King's lands, the baronies of Burghe and Gillesland, the lord Dacre's lands, and the Bp.'s and "Colligies" of Carlisle were all there. Thomas Carlton and the others in Carlaverok actively defend it. Learns, this Wednesday morning, that the Maxwells begin to repent what they have done; and that no more power is come to the said house. Upon news of the Governor's coming, sent espials to learn where he is, who have not returned. Glencarne is master of Dumbretan castle. Lynoux is landed in the Isle of Boytt. On Thursday, 22 Oct., the Governor and Anguishe met at Langrik and agreed for the murder of Parson Lebberton, Anguishe's cousin. But the truth of proceedings in Scotland is uncertain. Has appointed, this St. Simon's Day, every ruler of men within 14 miles of Carlisle to bring before him all their horsemen who have horses worth above 4 mks.; and expects to relieve Carlaverok castle if the enemies keep no better watch than on the 26th. If he can get 200 light horsemen into the castle they will, within two days, be able to victual themselves, with Wharton's aid, by land and water, if the power of Scotland come not. If that power come they will "as much esteem" the winning of Loughmaben as Carlaverok, which will be a busy piece of work if Lord Maxwell prove true. Hears from John Maxwell of Cowhyll, in Loughemaben, that he has victuals for 60 men until Christmas, and that he has offered to deliver the castle to the Governor on condition that he is made captain of it. Carlisle, 28 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1545. Despatched at Carlisle, 28 Oct., at 9 a.m.
28 Oct. 677. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. As he wrote yesterday, by Christmas, the King's Commissaries are kept in ward by the "gent darmes," having not so few as a hundred waiting at their chamber doors. Sent them on Saturday last, 24th inst., by Mr. Avery, 30,000l. Fl.; and now makes haste to send the rest, 33,000l. Fl., by Mr. Dymok to Bynx in Henault, but lacks thereof 5,000l. Fl. which he cannot yet get. Today Jasper Dowche "made a trayne to talk with me," and told his grief to learn by his friend Nicholucho, who is returned from England, that the King and you "should not take well his service." I must entreat you to show friendly countenance to Barth. Compaigne, that he may signify to Jaspar Dowch that I have commended him. "Undoubtedly here is nothing to be done without him." Perceiving him sorrowful, and knowing not where to get 5000l. or 6000l. wherewith to pay the Almayns, I merrily asked him whether, if I needed so much for a month or two, he could get it within a day or twain. He "promised he would." If he so do let him be an honest man again. To show his friends that I have honestly reported him, it may like you to feign to Bart. Compaigne "that ye have been informed that the cause of mine arrest proceeded not of him." Andwerp, 28 Oct.
Honest men here tell me that the French king is "exceeding bare of money, and his country exceedingly pressed with misery and poverty." If the wars continue a year longer, you shall drive him to all your desires. Signed.
P.S.—Surely these Almains will do the Commissaries all kinds of displeasure to make the King pay their fourth month.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1545.
28 Oct. 678. Fane and Chamberlain to the Council.
R. O. "Here i[s one] Alvers Bishope, the King's Majesty's servant, who hath sh[own us] a letter of retinue under the King's Majesty's great seal for three hundred horse," of which he has already a number at Callais and fifty here which he was forbidden to pass through the Low Countries, as Mr. Caern can testify, "who was mean to the Regent for him." We have stayed him and other gentlemen who were resorting to you with a promise to "incommende" them and make them answer; and as they have followed this band for three months, thinking to pass with it, and part of their number is already at Calles, please signify the King's pleasure, and perchance we may "still them" with some reward. Florines, 28 Oct. 1545. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
28 Oct. 679. Chamberlain to Paget.
R. O. Having yesternight received your letter to me and my colleagues, from Mr. Vaughan, straitly charging us not to exceed three months with these people, we declare in our general letter what we are able to do; wherefore it may like you to signify how to use such heady people. I send the French cipher which I found about Mons. de Longevale's messenger, "servant to the French king's man that lay at Confluence for to have disturbed our army, as it now maketh me suspect he did." Wishes Paget and his lady health. The abbey of Florines, 28 Oct.
Wishes that they might give the poor abbot here some reward, whom they have put to such charge that he may count his house suppressed. To cover his own expenses, begs Paget to get his diets doubled.
ii. The cipher above mentioned.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1545.
28 Oct. 680. Fane and Chamberlain to the Council.
R. O. This morning, after Mr. Cristmas departed to you with our letters, came the "guidons" of the footmen saying, in the name of the commonalty, that, unless very shortly provided with money, they would put us, the Coronel and all the head officers in irons. D.escribe how they were pacified with a promise of 5,000 cr. or 6,000 cr. and some victuals until money should come. Sent for the Coronel, to whom on the 19th they delivered 11,500 cr., which if distributed would have left the footmen in the King's debt, and told him that he should rather have paid it and all that he had of his own than occasioned this broil and the imprisonment of the King's commissaries, they being watched day and night by half-a-dozen armed men as if they were murderers; and Chamberlain required certain of the captains to see the accounts between the Coronel and him from the day they first met at Colloine until 19 Oct., when the half of this second month was not ended, and reminded them of their promise to serve 8 or 10 days if the money should not be ready; but they would not listen. The Commissaries of the Emperor and bp. of Liege saw the reckoning, and said that they heard that this was a practice of the Coronel to break up and go succour his master the Landsgrave, who has been worsted by the Duke of Bromswicke. Learn secretly that his temporising and marching about ever since the muster was in order that he might not be far off if the Lands-grave needed him; and the writers have suspected as much ever since they wrote, by Francis, that a gentleman brought them "credit" from the Lands- grave, three days after they left the muster place, "requiring us to return and aid him." This protracting of time, as written by Francis and Nicholas, the posts, the writers often "laid unto him," and he scornfully replied that such an army was not to be led in the air, and that he would deserve the King's thanks; and he rejoiced that the King turned them from the devastated country of Bollonois to a fertile country where they would all be made rich and by their acts merit to be chronicled. Send intelligences which the French king's man who lay at Confluence to disturb this army, wrote to his master, showing that what has now come to pass was intended. He learned it from the captains and soldiers, following the march to Liege and then going to France. Have this from a messenger sent by Mons. de Longevale to the bp. of Liege, who was servant to the said man "that lay at Confluence to practise with the Conte Pallatyne and other Protestants for to disturb this army." Other writings were found about the messenger, which they have set him to copy and will send by next post.
This night, after supper, Riffenberghe sent his clerk to declare that the captains would have the fourth month according to Eidell Wolfe's and Buckeholt's bargains. Answered that neither the one nor the other compact bound the King to more than three months, who would pay as much as by their compact was due, but was not a prince to yield more because of their evil using of the writers, his commissaries, and had sent the Emperor a copy of his bargain. And, having knowledge of Mr. Averie's departing from Andwarpe with the money, the writers asked whether Riffenberghe according to his bargain, and his people according to their oath, would give the musters truly before receipt of the money, and grant the writers safeconduct to take them. To this obtained no answer. Find that Edell Wolfe and Buckeholte reckon to have the fourth month. The captains report that they have done service enough by their assembly, which caused the French king to retire from Bolloine.
Finally, this morning, we have word that, when paid the second and third month, unless the King give the fourth month they will carry us with them as prisoners. And, because we think the Emperor will not be pleased with their long demore here and the damage they have done, we send the copy of the account kept with the Coronel to my lord of Westminster, to declare to his Majesty the dealings of Riffenbergh. Florines, 27 Oct. 1545.
P.S.—When about to despatch the above, learnt Mr. Averie's arrival at Binckes, 6 leagues hence (and they send 200 more horse of Eydell Wulfe and Buckeholte to conduct him). Sent word to the Coronel requiring that, as the money was now come, they might be released and suffered to take the musters. After some delay, certain captains brought his answer that they should have liberty to take the musters and then return to prison "till horsemen and footmen were clearly despatched of as much as they could ask," and as for the musters all who were sick or absent should be paid for.
Upon receipt of Mr. Secretary's letter, from Mr. Vaughan, signifying again, as though we had been in the enemy's lands, to use them no more than the three months, we sent for the Coronel; who refused to come, but sent an account (copy herewith). It shows his unreasonable demands (detailed, one of them being that the horsemen should have four months' wages). We sent him word again that we would be loth to write thereof to the King, and that we had received further advertisements which we would declare to him. He sent answer that "the horsemen should teach us what belonged thereto and to all the rest, and that we lay too much at our eases, that we should lie abroad in the camp and take part of the wet weather as the footmen do. And thus he useth us with as much spite as he can." He is reported to have said that he knows that he has lost the King's favour and will do his worst, and none of his captains will hear of his pact with the King; but, after paying the footmen, rather than we will consent to the fourth month, they shall carry us in irons and do with us what they list. Whether all that we write of his dealings is true we wot not; nor do we heed his sayings if he will keep his bargain. We have written to Mr. Vaughan to send us 30,000l. Fl. more and 10,000 cr. or 12,000 cr. besides, "as was ordained afore" to Binckes; and meanwhile we will "rid" the footmen. After despatching them, we shall see how the horsemen frame. Florines, 28 Oct. 1545. Signed.
Pp. 9. Add. Endd.: with a memoriall in Frenche.
2. Instruction to Bastian to declare to the captains of horsemen and footmen that, on the King's behalf, "we, his Highness' Commissaries and generals," inform them that the money due to them for this second month is arrived at Bynxe, and we require them (according to the pact with Frederick van Righenbergh, their coronel, and their oath) to give us their musters, dismissing us of this imprisonment, that we may come into their camp and exercise our office; and for our safeguard we require them to send four or six of their captains into the town of Bynxe, there to remain until we have ended the musters and paid this second month. For the 3rd month, for their return homewards, we require them to send three or four gentlemen to Antwerp, with "another of our colleagues," where it shall be paid; and we, Sir Ralph Fane and Thomas Chamberleyn, promise to remain with them meanwhile. That done, we require them to conduct us to some place at hand where we may be safe. Added in Chamberlain's hand: Also that the King's artillery and munition may be delivered "in such place where we may freely and quietly carry it away."
Pp. 2. Endd. (by Chamberlain): "Copie of our protest unto the captains and unto Riffenbergh." Also endd.: Copie of the proteste that the Commissioners made to Rieffenbergh, with there answeres to the same.
28 Oct. 681. Chamberlain to Paget.
R. O. Being continually troubled with these people, and especially to see the King thus deceived, I forgot to send by Nicholas, the post, this morning, the account that Riffenbergh makes. "By the same ye shall see what he meaneth; but, unless the King's Majesty do signify his pleasure, I will rather be drawn in pieces than to yield to his demands, which I know to be unreasonable. And thus I pray God his Majesty never need more this nation, but send us perpetual peace and you long life, with my good lady." Abbey of Florines, 28 Oct. 1545.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
R. O. 2. Bill of the claims of "le coronnel Riffenbergh," showing what he has received from the Commissaries of the King of England (viz., for harness, footmen &c., and for damage of two houses burnt, 100 cr., in all 16,952 cr. 4 btz.) what money he has disbursed, and what is still owing; leaving due to the said Coronel, 147,700 cr. 29 patters.
French, pp. 9. Endd.: Mr. Chambrelayn to Mr. Secr. Mr. Paget, xxviijo Octobr. 1545, with certain rates of payments." With marginal annotations by Chamberlain indicating that certain of the claims are not in accordance with Riffenberghe's bargain, such as (with regard to the powder): "All these parcels he chargeth the K's Mate contrary to his bargain, but we have said that if deliver (sic) us the powder we will pay and allow him for it."
29 Oct. 682. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 264.
Meeting at Windsor, 29 Oct. Present: Cheyney, Browne, Wingfield, Paget, Petre, Sadler, Riche. Business:—Letter to the Master of the Rolls to discharge bonds entered by Ant. Macuelo and Ant. Gueras touching a Spanish ship at Plymouth, the parties being agreed. Letter to my lord Prince's Council touching his removing to Copthall or Havering "in case of any visitation at Hunsden."
29 Oct. 683. Hertford to Paget.
R. O. Thanks for letters of occurrents in the North sent by the writer's servant Flesher. Cannot believe it true that garrisons of Scottishmen are placed along the borders of Scotland, or the 90 men from Warke, who seem to have raised fire about Hume, could not have returned with the spoil so quietly. Marvels too where such garrisons can have lodging and coverture, victuals and horsemeat, "since all is so razed, spoiled and burnt." Wonders what John Carr should mean (having 100 horsemen of his retinue and 60 hacquebutiers, horsemen, with Crowche lying there) to send but 80 of his men and 10 gunners instead of the whole number (as was appointed for such enterprises), and also when he writes of 150 Scottishmen in garrison at Kelsoo, why he suffers them to lie there in quiet. The Warden of the East Marches ought to consider this. As to the road with 800 men, of which Carre writes, lord Evre should be written to to that effect, so that they may destroy the country if the Scots have eftsoons "manured" it. Even if there were such garrisons of Scottish men, Carre might, with the adjoining garrisons of Norham, Ettell, Fourde and Woller, distruss them one after another; of which the Warden should also be reminded.
Lord Baldewyn is lately dead, whose wife, now widow, "hath been of long obstracted of her wits" and is mother to Hertford's kinsman, Sir William Wroughton. As she is now at the King's appointment and unable to govern herself, Wroughton desires to have the governance of her. Begs Paget to move the King for this. At my house at Shene, 29 Oct. 1545. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
29 Oct. 684. Gamboa to Wharton.
R. O.
St. P., v. 557.
Has just received his letter requesting, upon advertisement from the King, that Gamboa will send him 200 "hacqwybutiers one horsbake." Explains, with many regrets, that the soldiers have sold their horses, except some 50 or 60 who have wages for horses, because things are so dear that they can scant live themselves upon 4cr. a month. Will send the 50 or 60, and as many more as can find horses, and let Wharton have 1,000 footmen if he wishes it; and requests that some person may be sent to guide them. Newe Castyll, 29 Oct. Signed: P. de Ganboa.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1545.
29 Oct. 685. Wharton to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., v. 554.
On 29 Oct., at 8 p.m., has received letters from the Council dated Windsor, the 26th, signifying that, with 200 hagbutters on horseback from Gamba, 500 or 600 horsemen from the Wardens of the East and Middle Marches, to whom he should write, and the power of the West Wardenry, it was thought that he could victual Carlaveroke, and that he should appoint small boats with victual to meet his army there; also that he should put 50 more horsemen at Langhollm besides the 50 already there. Explains that the way to Carlaveroke is 28 miles and, where it crosses Loker moss, it may easily be cut, that it passes within a mile of Dumfries, that in the present "contagiouse" weather no waters can be crossed for a day or two, that there are boats enough for 300 men but they cannot land within a mile of Carlaveroke, and their owners "doubteth much to come on the sea at this time of the year," that the power of the West Marches is only 1,500, and of these but 200 are able horsemen (he wrote on the 28th of the want of horses), that the expedition must encamp three nights in Scotland and that it is thought by expert men not feasible at this season. Has however written to the said Wardens for 600 horsemen and to Gamba for 200 Spaniards, to be at Carlisle on Thursday, 5 Nov., and appointed the able men of the West Wardenry to be there; before which time he cannot arrange for defence of the country and other matters. Wishes Loughmaben castle were manned by such as might be trusted, and a strong garrison of horsemen laid there, and would himself rather venture to put certain light horsemen into Carlaveroke by night than pass there with double the aforesaid power. These two houses and Langhollm would keep those parts in subjection, and keep the Governor occupied if he should raise an army. Carlisle, 29 Oct. at midnight. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1545.
29 Oct. 686. Charles V. to Juan de Vega (Ambassador in Rome).
viii., No. 165.
* * *
The Kings of France and England had agreed to send envoys hither to treat for peace, but the French Admiral could not come because of the war and the German troops of the King of England, which had already entered French territory. These troops have now been dismissed, although they still keep the English Commissioners and their Colonel with them until they get another month's pay; and, therefore, the plenipotentiaries may soon be here, the bp. of Winchester being near Bruges and the Admiral of France able to come in a few days. The Pope should not move in the matter; and De Vega must prevent the sending of Card. Farnese or any other. * * * Ghent, 29 Oct. 1545.
*** A modern transcript in B.M., Add. MS. 28,594 f. 182. Sp., pp. 4.
29 Oct. 687. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. Jasper Dowche is very sorrowful to hear out of England that he is blamed for the arrest lately made here of the King's money in Vaughan's hands. Having received much assistance from him, commends him highly. Could never learn that he caused the arrest; and, even now, Vaughan needing 6000l. Fl. he has promised it "upon a bill of mine own hand only, and that for no more interest than exchanges go for London at the present hour." Andwerp, 29 Oct.
Hol., pp.2. Add. Endd.: 1545.
29 Oct. 688. Robert Andrew to John Johnson.
R. O. Andwerp, 29 Oct. 1545:—Wrote on the 18th inst., with my letters to Richard Whethyll, answer to yours of the 23rd ult., that I can find no silk here so white as your pattern. Thos. Merston promises to serve you with it at London. Your arms are in hand, and will cost 1l. 6s. 8d. Fl. Miles Mordyng has not yet received Mr. Cave's money of Rumbolde Rymer. Other commercial matters with Peter Jennyll and Peter Batte.
Hol., p. 1. Add. in Callais. Endd.: "aunsweryd at Callais le 6 in Novembr., etc."
29 Oct. 689. The German Mercenaries.
R. O. "An answer made by all the captains of this army, as well horsemen as footmen, to certain demands given in writing by the King's Majesty's our most gracious lord his commissaries and generals."
[The footmen] although not bound (after the Commissaries have given them leave to depart) to muster, will do so, but will have pay for men who by reason of ill payment have run away, or are sick, &c. As to the captains of the horsemen, they are not bound to be mustered, but their letters of retainment clearly express that, if given licence to depart within three months, they shall have three months' wages, and also a fourth month for their return home; and upon receiving licence to depart, many of them have sold their horses, some horses are dead, they have been kept waiting all summer, have pledged their patrimonial goods to furnish themselves, object to certain proposed deductions, &c., and will be paid their whole claim. All are agreed not to set the Commissiaries at liberty, so as to avoid "insurreption and hurte whiche might come, by the means of ther slowe and unnordinate payment, bothe unto them and to the Coronell," and to avoid "insurreption" against the Coronell because of "the suspition that was laide unto him, by his evill willers and dishoneste people, against the trewithe, that he shoulde have recevide a wholle monthes wages apon us 6all." After receiving this month's wages, and the conduct home for the footmen and all that is owed to the horsemen, they will set the Commissaries free; and they will not send to Andwarpe or any other place for money, contrary to the usage of war. Florines, 29 Oct. 1545.
A translation (?), pp. 3. Endd. in Chamberlain 's hand: "Copy of answer the captains made unto us. And where they say we gave them leave, th' Emperor's Commissary can testify the contrary. They took it because they would go to succour the Landsgr[ave], for whom Riffenberghe hath now entertained them."
29 Oct. 690. Verallo to Cardinal Farnese.
R. O. After writing yesterday the letter herewith, we dined with Granvela, who, as though thinking that we wished to hear the issue of the memorial which, by the Emperor's command, was given to him at Malines, began to make excuse that he had not yet expedited it, saying that both in Antwerp and here he was busy providing that the Emperor's country, and much more that of Liege, should suffer no damage from the Almains that were to have gone against France and are returning disbanded and claiming certain pays from England, and likewise 2,000 Almain horse which have served England at Boulogne and will very soon return. He believes that a truce will follow between France and England, which the Emperor desires and procures, who has just sent back Cornelio (et novamente ci ha rimandato Cornelio); and here for that purpose the bp. of Winchester is expected presently, for whom lodging is ordered in Bruges, whither [this Court] repairs (dovo se andra) after All Souls Day. As to our memorial, he had appointed with the Emperor to consider it tomorrow; and neither the Emperor nor he would omit anything to satisfy his Holiness, with whom it behoved the Emperor always to be in union. Ghent, 29 Oct. 1545.
Ital. Modem transcript from Rome, pp. 2. Headed: Di Monsignor Verallo al Cardinal Farnese.
30 Oct. 691. The Privy Council.
A. P. C., 264.
Meeting at Windsor, 30 Oct. Presence not entered. Business:— Letter to Sergeant Mynours to go into the West country and bring up Stawell, officer in the Admiralty in Devonshire. In the matter between Mr. Wyndam and Martin de Miranda, Wyndam estimated that the goods were dispersed as follows, viz., to the Mary Fyyye, his consort, a third part 130l., to the Lord Privy Seal, owner, 78l., to Thomas Wyndam, captain, 78l., to the mariners of the Marten Russell, 104l., paid for freight 110l.; and the said Mr. Wyndam was commanded immediately to restore the above, Miranda accompanying him to Plymouth for that purpose. Letter to customers &c. of London to permit Juan Baptista de Sanvictories, Spaniard, to land and sell 55 tuns of wine and woad, his ship, bound for Flanders, having sprung a leak.
30 Oct. 692. Wharton to Henry VIII.
R. O. Divers Scots come to Carlisle with messages from Lord Maxwell's friends in Scotland saying that they would be glad to see him with them. This night came one who says that larde Garlies sent him to Lord Maxwell, if here, to "offer him any pleasure he could do." Lord Maxwell's greatest enemies are reported to be the lards Lokenver and Johnston, who seek to have Maxwell's offices, respectively, in Galoway and Anerdaill. Maxwell seems to have many friends, and if sent home could, if he act truly, cause those holds to be more easily kept, "the straitness of the country and the season of the year considered. The seas these six days past could not be brooked with any boats upon that coast about Carlaverok, the weather continueth so contagious." Carlisle, penult of October.
P.S.—Since writing the above, received the enclosed letters from John Maxwell of Brekenside, and Edward Maxwell of Tynalde, Scotsmen prisoners. Knows not what credit is to be given them. The messenger says he could no sooner come "by occasion of waters." Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: 1545. Despatched at Carlisle, 30 Oct., 6 p.m.
30 Oct. 693. Baumbach and Sleidan to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., x. 643.
Wrote on the 24th inst. how their companions in the French court had taken leave, after learning by the writers that the sequestration of Boulogne was not agreeable to Henry, who also thought the means (intimated both by their companions and themselves as suitable for the final pacification) not sufficient to satisfy his claim. But since coming hither, have sent word to their companions that Henry seemed inclined to gratify their Princes, and therefore they should again move the French King for the assembly. This is done, and the French King has consented that they (the ambassadors) should meet for treaty, and that men from both sides may be sent as soon as possible. Have, for the sake of the ancient reputations of the two Kings, decided to beg them, in the name of the Princes, to send their men simultaneously to Calais and Ardre; and their companions, upon showing this to the King, have been answered by the Admiral that, to gratify the Princes and States, the King was well inclined to send in that way, and, if Henry sent men of like quality, would send him (the Admiral) and other personages of the Council. Beg him, therefore, in the name of their Princes, if he consents to treat, either of the sequestration of Boulogne, as heretofore declared by them, or of the final pacification in surrendering Boulogne to France, for recompense, and in comprehending the Scots (seeing that otherwise there seems no likelihood of pacifying differences), to send some of his Council to be at Calais on 11 Nov. or the day following. If he condescends to this, they would like to know by bearer what men he thinks of sending; but if he does not wish to listen to it, they beg him to send their dismissal that they and their companions may return home. Calais, Friday, 30 Oct., 1545. Signed.
P.S.—News has just come from his premier Secretary which has much rejoiced them, and they thank him for his benign declaration, which they, will report to their Princes and States. If the said Secretary's letter had come sooner they would not have written so fully, but they wished to declare their desire to pacify things.
French, pp. 5. Add. Sealed. Endd.
30 Oct. 694. Christofle Haller to Wriothesley and Paget.
R. O. Upon their letter of credence, agreed with Stephen Vaughan, the King's commissioner now in Antwerp, for 60,000 cr. upon surety here. Has been offered surety in England, which for himself he would not refuse, but most of the money belongs to friends who insist upon surety here, keeping the money ready and charging him with the interest. If the promised sureties cannot be delivered he begs to have interest for the time the money has been kept ready. That it may not be thought that he distrusts the King and his subjects of London, offers, if the King will take jewels for 25,000 cr. or 30,000 cr., to provide 100,000 cr. or 150,000 cr. for one year at reasonable interest upon such surety in England as the Fuggers had; and is ready to come to England with the jewels on receiving passport to carry them in and out duty free.
P.S. in his own hand.—Begs favour touching the ship of woad taken by their men belonging to Sire Lazarus Tucher and him, of which they will have heard from the Emperor's ambassador. Antwerp, 30 Oct., 1545. Signed.
French, pp. 2. Add.: Messeigneurs le Chancelier et Premier Secretaire. Endd.
Oct. 695. Charles V to Scepperus and Van der Delft.
viii., No. 166.
The French ambassador informs him to-day that, notwithstanding the King's former answer that the Admiral could not be sent until truce was arranged, his King has now, upon learning the dismissal of the Germans near Liege, decided to send hither his Admiral and Chancellor to discuss his differences with England. Has declared this to the English ambassador for Winchester's information, and leaves for Bruges on Monday next (fn. n4) to use his influence. Ghent, Oct. 1545.
31 Oct. 696. Lord Chancellor Wriothesley.
R. O. Sir Edward North's warrant to pay lord Chancellor Wryothesley 1,357l. 4s. 2d., the amount by which the manors of Charleton and Pewsey, Wilts, late belonging to Malmesbury and Hide monasteries, exceed in value the manor of Northestoneham, late parcel of Hide, [and] the free chapel of Whipstede, Hants, exchanged for them with the King, as appears by indenture of 8 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII. London, last of October, 37 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1. Not addressed.
31 Oct. 697. Wriothesley to Paget.
R. O. I return your letters, being sorry that things frame no bet[ter]. I sent forth the letter to Calays and also to Mr. Chancellor of the Augmentation.
"Master Sadleyr toke his m[a]tier very hevily b[ut] in th'ende he seamed w . . . . . . .[an]d [h]at[h] . . . resolved to sende for her . . . . . . . . . . . . to cause the matier to b[e] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .to do further as shalbe tho[ught] . . . . . . . . . . . shuld appeir that she hathe b[ee]n of g . . . . . . towardes him, and that she told him at their [first] entre into acqueyntance that she had been [married] and had two childern, and that her husband [was] dede, which she might easily think, for s[he] hard not of him in two or three yeres befo[re], and even then it appearethe he was in Ir[eland?]."
I send you a letter brought from Sir Edw. Wotton touching the money delivered by Gresham. He has brought home certain silks of which many be wet; and offers to sell them to the King, but is content to bear the loss. They are velvets, satins, dam [asks] and sarcenets. "I sende unto you the certifica . . . . . . this weke in London . . . . . . . . . . And where you write I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Monday, you know I have no suche commandment; and on Tuesday (fn. n5) the shirefs must be chosen. And as far as I see, his message wolbe but a flam flewe, a practise rather then a matier of any effecte or purpose; and therfor it were pitie to leave thinges here undon and rawe for the doing there of nothing. You wrote of a long talk, but of no specialty. I pray God to yeve me grace to serve his [Highness to his conten]tacion; and then I trust I . . . . . . . . . . . pray to God daily for it." Ely Place, in my bed this Alhalowen Even at Midnight.
Hol., pp. 2. Mutilated. Endd.: primo Nov. 1545.
31 Oct. 698. Richard Whethill to John Johnson.
R. O. "Le last jour October ao 1545 in London":—This day I delivered your brother a letter from Robert Andrewe to you. Pray remember that at our late being at Bruges with Victor Mewe, dec, he promised me payment within two months of the moiety of 10l. 16s. Fl. due to me by Cornelys de Portier, and I thereupon delivered him Portier's bill. Write soon what answer shall be made me therein, and also whether the two strykes "M. Cottes" which I then sold to Victor will be demanded. I have shipped them in fulfilment of that bargain, and willed Thomas Offley to stay sale thereof until your answer comes. It would be "my fordeale" not to deliver the wool, being sold for 28¾ ready money.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: in Callais. Endd.: "aunsweryd from Callais, the 3 of Novembr., etc."
31 Oct. 699. Anthony Cave to John Johnson.
R. O. Tykfford, 31 Oct. 1545:—Private affairs, in which he names Mr. Smyth, my brother Croke, my uncle Chester, Ambrose, Mrs. Baynum and Mr. Southewyck "Beseech God, the bishop lord of Wynchester may bring us a good peace and to be at a sure stay with the Emperor. And I pray God send you good health and well to return. If I might advise you, I would make some shift to come away before Christmas if the plague be so busy still." * * "I trust ye will cause Olter Balson's matter to be brought to some good end; and to know the truth of Victor's legacy. And as ye may, I trust to hear how the world passeth there, and such likelihoods as ye conjecture; and at Boolleyn gladly I would hear if Payn be alive and, thoff ye send him a passport, to speak with him to come to you and show him your mind and of Pipes matter."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: at Callais. Endd.: aunsweryd at Callais, 8 of November, etc.
31 Oct. 700. Wharton to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., v. 556.
On 31 Oct., before day, received the Council's letters dated Windsor, the 27th., requiring him to consider (1) whether Carlaverok be tenable for as long as an army of Scots may lie before it, and (2) whether the Scots are likely to levy an army; concluding that if so, and there is no remedy, the King would deliver it to the Maxwells "according to the priest's device" upon their oath to keep it for him. Answers (1) that the house is tenable as long as furnished with ordnance, munition, men and victual; (2) that the Scots cannot levy such an army, and if they did, it could not continue there any time. The hold stands "in a great strength of creeks and moss and but one way to come to it"; and he will not deliver it "to any Scot in Scotland, Maxwell or other," save as the Council signify. Has received the letter herewith from Gamboa, showing that he can only furnish 50 or 60 horsemen; and, seeing his sorrow and gentle offer of more footmen, Wharton writes to him for 500 footmen besides the horsemen. Apologises for this boldness. Sundry here think the whole number appointed too little. Wrote to Gamboa by this post, and appointed guides to bring them to Carlisle next Thursday night. (fn. n6) An espial out of Scotland says that the Governor appointed a convention at Lithcoo on Friday, 30 Oct., with men to go with him to Carlaverok; Anguishe and George Dowgles had summons by letter, but would not be there, and intend to lie this winter at Pebles. Another espial is come from Carlaverok, who there saw a letter from the Governor delivered to Larde Johnston, with thanks for Johnston's service against the Englishmen and promise to be there himself on Tuesday next. The Governor may break that appointment as he has broken others. Has word from Thos. Carlton that he has not victual to serve over Wednesday night next, and this day appointed 100 horsemen to lie in Lord Dacre's tower of Roclif, and another 100 to lie upon Esk, intending, tomorrow, to pay them wages for seven days and, with such Englishmen and Scotsmen as he can get, to practise within three or four nights an enterprise for Carlton's relief. Divers Scotsmen much desire Lord Maxwell's coming down; and, as the case stands, it were convenient. Carlisle, last of October. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1545. Despatched at Carlisle, 31 Oct., 8 p.m.
31 Oct. 701. Privy Council of Scotland.
Register, 17. Meeting at Linlithgow, 31 Oct. Present: Governor, Cardinal, abp. of Glasgow, bps. of Galloway and Dumblane, abbots of Paisley and Culross, lords Ross and Crechtoun, Secretary, Clerk Register. Business:—As persons called to days of "justice aire" obtain private letters from the Governor for their exemption, so that justice is frustrate; it is ordained that no discharges of any crimes be admitted unless by respect or remission.
31 Oct. 702. Joan. Sleidanus to Paget.
R. O. We write again to the King; and after writing I received your letter of the 28th inst., and much thank you for the trouble you take to come hither, which demonstrates your zeal for the public good. I advertised you that our companions would come on Wednesday last to Ardres (and afterwards they came to this town) to confer with my companion and me. (fn. n7) Which they did; and that the King may know what will be treated we send him our whole advice. For our companions affirm that the King of France has consented to the sequestration, as we declared when with you, and, as to the final peace, is ready to do much for the love of our Princes, but he means to have Boulogne restored to him for reasonable recompense. As you send me word that you will in a few days set out towards the passage, I advertise you of this in order that, if you think that the King would not consent thereto, you may await other news from the King; and I have begged my lord Cobbham that enquiry may be made for you by the way and this packet delivered to you at once. We declare this frankly, and hope that, because of it, the King will not leave off treating, since other means may offer; but if the King does countermand you I beg you to hold me as one that desires to do you service. Of the commissioners of the king of France I can affirm nothing, save that if your master send some great personage the Admiral of France might be there; as you will learn by our letter to the King, which you may read. I will send word in good time when those of France shall be either at Ardres or on the way thither. We have assigned the 11th or 12th of November for them to be at Ardres and you at Calais. Please send me a word in answer. Calais, Saturday, 31 Oct. 1545, in the morning.
French. Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
31 Oct. 703. Francis I.
R. O. Commission (on news that the King of England now sends deputies to the Emperor to treat for peace between Francis and him) to Claude, Sieur d'Annebault, marshal and admiral of France, Messire Françoys Olivier, knight, chancellor of France, and Gilbert Bayard, sieur de la Fone, privy councillor, controller general of wars and secretary of finances, to treat with the King of England's deputies for a peace. Folembray, 31 Oct. 1545, 31 Fras. I. Signed, countersigned by L'Aubespine, and sealed with yellow wax.
French. Copy, pp. 3. Endd.
R. O. 2. Modern copy of the above.
French, pp. 3.
31 Oct. 704. Harvel to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., x. 646.
Wrote on 18 Sept. Today received letters from the Council, of 28 Sept., with Henry's to this Signory, which he delivered, and requested restitution of the Sign or Ludovico de Larme and his gentlemen, banished. The Signory received the letters gratefully and promised to treat the matter in their senate and "make answer as expediently as they can." Has signified to the Countye Barnardo, Angiolo Marian and Philippo Pini to discharge their captains, and next year, if occasion be given, Henry will not refuse their service. Also advertised Angel Marian not to practise further with Signor Loigi Gonsaga and the Countye Rangon for this winter. Wrote in his last of the Hungarian who is gone in Henry's service to Constantinople. Expects letters from him shortly, for he seems diligent. By letters from Constantinople of 29 Sept., affairs of the ambassadors are protracted, and some say that the Turk refuses to compound with the Emperor unless Milan be rendered to the Frenchmen. Venetians affirm that the ambassadors shall depart re infecta. In Piedmont things proceed roughly, both parties "ingrossing" themselves. "It is also renewed that the Bishop is in further practices with the Emperor for more state, being named not only Sene and Luke but also Milan." Venice, last of October 1545.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
705. John Bassett to ———.
R. O. Desires him to deliver the writer's fellow Mr. Bourchier, the Queen's auditor, a buck of this season out of her park of Miserder. Written ——— (blank) day of ——— (blank) 37 Hen. VIII. Signed: "yours to command, John Bassett, surveyor there."
P. 1. Begins: Worshipful sir.
Oct. 706. Documents Signed by Stamp.
R. O. "Hereafter ensueth the names of such bills, warrants, letters and other writings, to the number of fourscore and sixteen, as the King's Majesty caused me, William Clerc, to stamp with his privy stamp ("new privy stamp" in § 2) in the latter end of September and in October then next following ao r. r. dicti Henrici Octayi xxxvijmo." [See note as to abbreviations in No. 418.]
i. "First at Wyndesour, 27o Septembr., in the presence of Sir Anthonie Denny, knight."
1. "Your Majesty's promise for the performance of the bande of London to the Fowker." (fn. n8)
2, 3 and 4. Like promises for Henry Salvage and others, Anthony Bonvise and John Gyralde and others. (fn. n8)
5. Mr. Peter. Bill in lieu of his patents that he cancelled. Subscribed by the Chancellor of Augmentations. (fn. n8)
6. Artigo. Bill for increase of his annuity of 100cr. (fn. n8) G. 1 Oct.
7. John Ribalt. Like bill. (fn. n8) G. 1 Oct.
ii. "Item, at Wyndesour, the 28th of September."
8. "Your Majesty's letters of comfort to my lord St. John, lord Chamberlain, in his sickness." (fn. n8)
iii. Item, at Wyndesour, 6to Octobr., in the presence of Mr. Dennye."
9. "A letter to the Knight Marshall to deliver one William Blomevile, a prisoner, to such one as your Majesty shall send for him."
10. Robt. Belwood and his sureties. Pardon (fn. n9) G. 16 Oct.
11. David Vincent. Licence. (fn. n9) G. 21 Nov.
12. "A forfeit of 15l." for an escape of three prisoners out of Dorchester gaol for John and Robert Langdon of the Guard." (fn. n9)
13. 14 and 15.—Pardons for robbery to John ap David ap Grono, Guttyn ap Jevan ap Guttyn, and, as accessories, David Vichan ap Jevan ap Gruff, David Benloid and John ap Dd Benlloid. Subscr. by your Council in Wales. (fn. n9)
16. Michael Fitzharbert. To be a fellow in the King's Hall in Cambridge. (fn. n9)
17. George Benyon, servant to the lord President in Wales. To be "jointpatent" with his father William Benyon in the room of a messenger of the Council there. (fn. n9)
18. Walter Whiting, of Harwiche. Pardon for killing a Dutchman. At suit of Mr. Caundishe. (fn. n9)
19. Richard Crofte. To have a live years' lease of Lurgashall parsonage, Bucks., forfeited by the attainder of Peers Leper, late one of the purveyors. (fn. n9)
20. Moiety of two forfeitures, 16l. 10s., for Ric. Nethersall and John Twick of the Guard. (fn. n9)
21. Robert Vandrye. To be serjeant at law in Chester with 5 mks. a year, vice Thomas Wixsted. (fn. n9)
22. William Philipps, of the Guard. To have "the office of sealing of leather throughout this realm with the fee of a penny for a dicker," vice John Saxby. (fn. n9)
23. Ric. Pigott, of the Chapel. Prebend, "void by his own resignation." (fn. n9) G. 13 Oct.
24. John Moore, yeoman of the Crown. Forty years' lease of site and manor of Asshechurche, Glouc, he having "had another bill signed which was not truly directed." (fn. n9)
25. Avys Ardynton, widow. To be a beadwoman in Westminster. (fn. n9)
26. Robert Woulf. Almsman at Westminster. (fn. n9)
27. 28. Thomas Burton and Robert Saltomston. Almsmen at Peterborough. (fn. n9)
29, 30. Simon Bayne and Thomas Clerk. Almsmen at Worcester. (fn. n9)
31. Thomas Ridley. Almsman at Duresme. (fn. n9)
32. Robert Tailour. Almsman at Chester. (fn. n9)
33. George Lassonbye. Licence, "in recompence of such debt as your Majesty doth owe unto him." (fn. n9) G. 18 Oct.
iv. At Windsor, 9 Oct.
34. "A letter to Reiffenbergh and the Almayne captains." (fn. n8)
35. "An assurance to London for their obligations.
36. "A passport for four horses for Giraldi and Fortini." (fn. n8)
37. Stephinson, my lord Wharton's servant. Office. At the suit of my lord of Hertford. (fn. n8) G. 12 Nov.
38. The Privy Council. Commission. Subscr. by the Lord Chancellor. (fn. n8) G. 12 Oct.
39. Sir John Williams, treasurer of Augmentations. Discharge for 1000l. delivered to Sir Thos. Henneage for your use.
40. "A letter to the mayor and aldermen of London to permit John Ailief, one of your Majesty's surgeons, to occupy his office in Blakewelhall, according to his patent, by a deputy."
v. At Windsor, 10 Oct.
41. Two commissions, to the bp. of Westminster and Sir Edward Carne, for foreign matters. (fn. n8)
vi. At Windsor, 16 Oct.
42. Instructions for my lord of Winchester. (fn. n8)
43. "A warrant for his diets." (fn. n8)
44. "A commission for the peace." (fn. n8)
45. "A commission for the truce." (fn. n8)
46, 47. Warrants to treasurers of Guisnez and Bulloign. (fn. n8)
48. A letter of "reteyndour" for Sor Antenori. (fn. n8)
49. A pardon for Lewes ap Watkyns." (fn. n8) G. 21 Oct.
50. John Mannyng. Office. At suit of Sir Ant. Dennye. G. 22 Oct.
51. Edm. Daniel. Office At Dennye's suit. G. 1 Dec.
52. Sir William Harbert. To have the keeping of Ockeley park, Salop, with 2d a day and the herbage and pannage, vice Nicholas Fytton.
53. William Hitherley, your servant. Reversion of the bailiwick of Tuttington, Beds. Subscr. by Sir Ric. Southwell.
54. Thomas Brooke. Receivership. Examined by the General Surveyors. At suit of Sir Thomas Paston. G. 18 Nov.
55. Diego de Cayas. Licence. At suit of Mr. Sharington. G. 24 Oct.
56. Nicholas Alcock, one of your surgeons. Licence. G. 6. Nor.
57. Mark Anthony Gagiardell and George Decome, "viallonns" to have 12d. a day each from 1 May last.
58. Richard Bower. Office. G. 6 Nor.
59. "The erection of a perpetual free school in St. Marie Oterey in Devonshire." (fn. n10)
60. A warrant to the Court of First Fruits to discharge John Fissher, elk., late warden of the late College of St. Marie Oterey, and his sureties of their two obligations for payment of the first fruits of that College; in consideration of its surrender. (fn. n10)
61. Ric. Brooke. Grant (fn. n10) G. 10 Dec.
62. Robert Barwike, clerk, of the averye of your Stable. Forty years' lease of the tithe corn and sheaf of Spyndelston, parcel of Bamburgh parsonage, Nthld., and of the late mon. of Oueswoldes, for 5l. 6s. 7d. rent. (fn. n11)
63. Edward Same. To be one of your ten ordinary footmen and have 40l. a year instead of the accustomed allowance of apparel in your Great Wardrobe. (fn. n11)
64. Thomas Edmunde. The like. (fn. n11)
65. Francis Aslebie. Office. (fn. n11) G. 26 Nor.
66. Henry Sell, yeoman pricker of the Buckhounds. To be keeper of Layton Stone walk in Waltham Forest with 8d. a day, vice John Hollande.
67. Sir Thomas Speake. Licence to retain—— (blank) gentlemen and yeomen, "so that none of them dispend above 40 mks. lands by year." G. 21 Nov.
68. William Collynges, clk. Parsonage. At Sir Thos. Speake's suit. G. 21 Nov.
69. Oliver Rampos, fifer, who has served without wages ever since the Viceroy of Sicilie came into England. (fn. n12) Annuity. G. 26 Nov.
70. Robert Stryngfellowe, clk. Vicarage. At suit of Mr. Gate. G. 22 Oct.
71. John Higforde Office, for which he has compounded with Sir Ant. Knyvett. G. 10 Nov.
72. William Gibson, B.A. To be fellow of your College in Cambridge called the King's Hall. At suit of Dr. Reademan.
73. Nicholas Jacob. To be yeoman of the Queen's chamber, vice Thomas Barnes, dec. Subscr. by Sir Robt. Tyrwhitt.
74a. "A letter to the dean of Thorneton College to exchange forty pounds lands with Sir Robert Tyrwhitt, knight. At the suit of Mr Dennye."
74b. Alex. Marler. Lease. At suit of Dr. Owen. G. 9 Nov.
75. Thomas and David ap Jevan ap Gittyn Goz. Pardon for a small robbery. Subscr. by your Council in Wales, (fn. n13)
76. John Starr. To be porter of the East Cowe in the Isle of Wight. At suit of the Lord Privy Seal.
77. (Number omitted.)
78. Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for "watche lyveries to the yeomen waighters" in the Tower. Subscr. by Mr. Comptroller.
vii. At Windsor, 21 Oct.
79. John Hynde, Serjeant at law. "To be one of the judges of the Bench." (fn. n14) G. 24 Nov.
80. John de Fontanay alias Bertheuille. Annuity of 150l. (fn. n14)
81. Francis de Fontanay alias St. Rennye. Annuity of 100l. (fn. n14)
82. Richard Morison. Office. At suit of Sir Ant. Dennye. G. 26 Nov.
83. Dominico Erizo and Ant. Cassydonie. Warrant for 1.200l. (to be taken in custom upon their goods imported and exported) for stuff bought of them. (fn. n15)
84. The same. Warrant (to the receiver of Cornwall and Devon for 2,000l. from the revenues of tin, the first penny whereof will not be received before Candlemas and it will be two years ere the residue be paid) in part payment of the said stuff. (fn. n15)
85. The same. Warrant to the Exchequer for four obligations amounting to 270l. 13s. 4d., three of them payable in 7, 9 and 13 months. (fn. n15)
86. The same. Warrant to Sir Brian Tuke to deliver an obligation for 294l. 14s. 10½d., payable in December (fn. n15)
87. The same. Warrant to the Chancellor of Augmentations to deliver Erizo as much lead as at the common price amounts to 1,582l. 3d., "in full payment for the residue of the said stuff." (fn. n15)
viii. At Windsor, 29 Oct.
88. "A commission for my lords of Winchester and Westminster and Mr. Came. (fn. n14)
89. Lord St. John. Warrant for wardship and marriage of Richard Barkeley. (fn. n14)
90. Letter to the town of Danske in the favour of William Watson for your Majesty's affairs.*
91. Mr. Ridley. Prebend.* G. 13 Nov.
92. "A letter to the bp. and chapter of Paules for the deanery of Paules unto Doctor Maie" (fn. n14)
93. Warrant to Sir Hugh Paulett, "to pay money." (fn. n14)
94. Sir John Lutterell. Licence. Preferred by Sir Thos. Henneage. G. 10 Nov.
95. John Wright. Pardon. Subscr. by Mr. Vicech amber lain. G. 14 Nov.
96. John Hanbye. Office. Subscr. by Chancellor of Augmentations. A. i. 13 Nov. Paper roll of 5 sheets written on the one side only and signed at the end by the King.
ii. Attached to the above are the following papers, viz.:—
A. Bills signed at Windsor 27 and 28 Sept. preferred by Mr. Secretary Paget (Nos. 1. to 8 of the above list). Signed by Paget in two places.
B. Bills preferred by Mr. Hare, signed at Windsor, 6 Oct. (Nos. 10, 11, 33, 12-32 above. The error of direction referred to in No. 24 is here put that it was to the Surveyors whereas it should have been to the Lord Chancellor.) In Sir Nicholas Hare's hand and signed by him.
C. Bills signed at Windsor 9 and 10 Oct. (Nos. 34-38, and 41 above.) Signed by Paget in three places.
D. Bills for Dominico Erizo and Anthony Carsydonye. (Nos. 83-87. No. 86 is described as for "an obligation of Hierom Moylyn payable in December." A cancelled entry is "A licence to your said servants to bring in such stuff as they are bound to serve your Majesty, paying custom for so much as shall be sold during the time of their bande.")
E. "At Wyndesour 29o Octobr." (Nos. 88-93.) Signed by Paget.
F. "21  Octobr." (Nos. 79-81) Signed by Paget.
G. "The Instructions for my lord of Winchester," etc. (Nos. 42-49.) Signed by Paget.
R. O. 2. Fair copy of the above list without the dates. Parchment roll of two membranes written on the one side only.
707. Grants in October 1545.
1. Hugh Councell, of the retinue of Calais. To be bailiff of the scunage of the town of Calais and of the island of Colne within the marches of the same, with grant of all lands in the said town and marches which belonged to Wm. Worseley. This on surrender, by John Sandes, of pat. 10 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. granting the above office, &c., to him and Robert Poole, now dec. Windsor, 27 Sept. 37 Hen, VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Oct. —P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
2. John Gate, of the Privy Chamber. To be steward of the lordship or manor of Havering at Boure, Essex, keeper of the chief messuage and gardens, and park of the same, and of the southern gate and pale of the said park, keeper of the wood, forest and warren within the lordship, and bailiff or collector of rents of the said lordship or manor; with stated fees, and the herbage and pannage of the park; from 19 July last. Windsor, 24 Sept. 37 Hen. VIIL Del. Westm., 1 Oct.— P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 22.
3. Frances Palmer. Grant, for 192l. 8s. 4d. paid by William Stone and the said Frances, of the manor of Weston, Hants, and all lands in Weston formerly in tenure of Giles Machell and now of John Trybe,—Durfford mon., Suss.; and the manor of Audemer within the parish of Katherington, Hants, — Southwyke priory. Except advowsons. To hold to the said Frances for life and afterwards to the said Stone and the heirs of his body by the said Frances, and in default of such heirs to the right heirs of the said Stone. Del. Westm., 1 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Browne, Petre, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Staunford and Chydley). Pat. p. 11, m. 14.
4. John Rybault, stranger, the King's servant. Annuity of 75l. from the Annunciation of St. Mary last.—S.B. (no note of delivery, but subscribed, "primo Octobr. ao xxxvij'o"). Pa t. 37 Hen. VIII., p. 14, m. 17.
5. Petrus de Bidocyo, lord of Lartique, stranger, the King's servant. Annuity of 75l. from the Annunciation of St. Mary last.—S.B. (no note of delivery but subscribed "primo Octobr. anno xxxvijo"). Pat. 37 Hen. VIII., p. 14, m. 19.
6. Thomas Chapman, S.T.D. Presentation to the vicarage of Rye, Chichester dioc., void by death. Windsor, 28 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm.. 1 Oct.— P.S. Pat. p. 14, m. 24.
7. John Wynter, the King's servant. Grant, in fee, for his services, and for 500 mks. paid to the King's own hands, of the manor of Wyke, Glouc., the advowson of the rectory of Wyke, and a wood called Fryes Woode (37 ac.) in Abston parish, Glouc., and all appurtenances of the said manor in Abston.—purchased from Wm. bp. of Bath and Wells. Windsor, 29 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2 m. 4.
8. John Corbett, senior, the King's servant. Licence to grant to Wm. bp. of Norwich and his successors, the manor of Bacons in Ludham, Norf., with appurtenances in Ludham, Catfeld, Clyppysby and Potterhigham, Norf., formerly belonging to Sir Wm, Calthrop, dec., and a rent of 18s. 10½d. from a messuage and lands in Salhous, Norf., formerly of Andrew Taillour. Also licence to the said bp. and the dean and chapter of Norwich to grant to Corbett the manors of Wodebastwik and Chambereyhalle, with appurtenances in Wodebastwike, Southwalsham. Ranworthe, Upton and Panxworthe, Norf., and the rectory of Wodebastwik, which manors and rectory formerly belonged to the mon. of St. Benet of Hulme, Norf. Windsor, 28 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p, 2, m. 5.
9. Sir William Peter, one of the King's two principal secretaries, and Anne his wife. Grant, in fee to the said Sir William (for his services, and for the impropriate reotory of Ratley, Warw., an annual rent of 50s. payable by the bp. of Lincoln to the late priory of Clatercott, Oxon., the advowsons of Toryton Magna with St. Giles, Devon, and Hawkehurst, Kent, and rents of 40l. 8s. 0½d. payable to the Crown until the said church of Toryton Magna shall be next void by the death of John Chamber, now rector, or otherwise, and 21l. until that of Hawkehurst shall be void by the death of Hen. Symon, now rector, or otherwise, and also in consideration, that Sir William gave all his lands in Ratley to the King, and for 302l.14s. 5d. paid to the treasurer of Augmentations, as contained in a warrant signed by the King, dated Chobham, 12 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII., and enrolled in the Augmentations),—of the manor of Southflete, Kent, which belonged to Rochester cathedral, and is in the King's hands by reason of a charter dated 30 Dec. 36 Hen. VIII.; the manors of Toddenham and Sutton, Glouc., and the watermill, tenement called Smythes Place and rabbit warren in Sutton parish, Glouc., in tenure of Ric. Crofte, which belonged to Gloucester cathedral, and are in the King's hands by reason of a charter dated 13 March 36 Hen. VIII.; and the manor and the advowson of the parish church of Peldon, Essex, which belonged to Wm. Bonham and Frances his wife, and are now in the King's hands.
Also grant, in pursuance of the tenor of the warrant aforesaid, for 160l., of the manor and park of Crondon alias Crowdon Essex, and all their appurtenances in Crondon alias Crowdon, Stocke, Ramesden Belhowse, Southamfeild and Margetyng, Essex, which lately belonged to Edmund, bp. of London, in right of his bpric. Del. Westm.. 2 Oct 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by North and Bacon). Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
10. John Pope. Grant, in fee, for 1,393l. 8s. 10d., of the lordship and manor of Abberbury, Oxon, with appurtenances in Abberbury, Milton and Bloxham,— Cirencester mon., Glouc Also grant of the reversion and rent reserved on a lease by Cirencester mon. to John Hamlet, Christiana his wife, and Richard their son, 13 Sept. 16 Hen. VIII., of the site of Preston manor, Glouc., with the lands thereto annexed in Preston and Northcote, Glouc., and pasture upon Kyngeshill, Glouc., at rent of 8 qr. of wheat at 48s., 15 qr. of barley at 58s. 8d., and 10 qr. of oats at 20s, delivered at Cirencester between the feasts of All Saints and Annunciation of St. Mary. Also grant of the said manor of Preston, the advowson of the vicarage of Preston, tithes in Preston and Northcote now in tenure of John Dawbeney and lately in that of Edw. Skydmore, a portion of tithes in Preston called Kyngeshill in tenure of Wm. Hill, clk., and pertaining to the said manor,—Cirencester. Also certain lands in Rodmerton, Glouc., in tenure of Thos. Kyng, lands (specified) in Dalyngworth alias Daglyngworth, Glouc., in tenure of John Haynes, pasturage of 300 sheep in the fields of Dalyngworth and Myntie, Glouc., in tenure of Edw. Fabyan, and all other possessions of Cirencester mon. in Rodmerton and Dalyngworth alias Dagworth,—Cirencester. Also messuages, etc. (specified), in Barnesley within the parish of——— (blank), Glouc., in tenure of Thos. Rogers. Robt. Rogers and Wm. Pembery, and all possessions of Lanthony priory, Glouc., in Barnesley,—Lanthony; messuages, etc., in the town of Cirencester, Glouc., in tenure of John Marshall, in Thormerton. Glouc., in tenure of Geoff. Bromeffeld. and in Hurdecote, Wilts, in tenure of Robt. South of New Sarum, tithes from lands in Wevelfford alias Welnefford, Wilts, in tenure of Robt. South, a barn in Lake, Wilts, in tenure of Robt. South, a messuage and lands in Gretelton, Wilts, in tenure of Thos. Sarjaunt, a close in Compton Bassett, Wilts, in tenure of Robt Blake, and all other possessions of Braddenstocke priory in these places, and the manor of Wales and Waleswood, Yorks,—Braddenstocke priory, Wilts. Also the rectory of Shreveton, Wilts, leased to Jas. Down, the advowson of the vicarage of Shreveton, a close called Dekyns Hey, and meadow called Lady Meade, belonging to the said rectory, in tenure of Wm. Wheler, a messuage and lands in Hanham in Bytton parish, Wilts, in tenure of John Taylor, Juliana his wife, and John their son, and other lands there, leased to John Taylor, sen., and Philip and Wm. his sons, lately in tenure of John Jones and Agnes his wife,—Lacocke mon. Also grant of the reversion of the rectory of Sutton Maddock, Salop, leased by the Crown to Wm. Abbot, 17 Nov. 30 Hen. VIII., for 21 years at 4l. rent, and grant of the said rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Sutton Maddock,—Wombrydge priory. Also grant of the reversion of two messuages within the site of the late White Friars, London, granted to Ric. Page and Elizabeth his wife in survivorship by pat. 15 June 32 Hen. VIII., and grant of the said two messuages,— White Friars London. Also a messuage, etc., in the parish of St. Sepulchre with- out Newgate, London, lately in tenure of Robt Rede, justice, and now leased to Sir John Mordaunt,—Charterhouse, London; the site of the late parish church of St. Margaret in St. Saviour's parish, Southwark, Surr. (in width from east of west 32 yards, and in length from north to south 40 yards),—priory of St. Mary Overey; provided that the King's justices may continue to hold their sessions of gaol delivery and peace for the county to Surrey within the said church of St. Margaret, as was appointed by the King.
Also all burgages and other possessions within the parish of Kyrton in Holland, Linc., which belonged to Buckland priory, Soms.; and an annual rent of 2s. by way of tenth reserved upon the grant by pat. 10 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII. to Sir Thomas Pope of lands in Lyghthorn, Warw., which belonged to the priory or house of St. Sepulchre in Warwick. Del. Westm., 3 Oct. 37 Henry VIII.—S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Browne, Baker, Sir Robt. Southwell, North, Chydley and Staunford). Pat. p. 3, m. 33.
11. George Hollande. To be one of the King's surgeons, with 10l. a year, from the Annunciation of St. Mary last. Windsor, 24 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 13.
12. Maurice Griffith, rector of Eston super Montem, Essex. Licence of nonresidence. Windsor, 30 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 21.
13. Edward Ferrers, a sewer of the Chamber. To be under-steward of the manors of Snetterffeld, Budbroke, Hampton super Montem, Haseley, and Hatton, Warw., and of all lands in cos. Warw., Glouc., Worc. and Oxon, formerly of Thomas Higfford by enfeoffment of Richard Beauchamp, earl of Warwick. Which office the said Edward lately had of Charles duke of Suffolk, dec., by virtue of a certain grant for life. Windsor, 2 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 16, m. 9.
14. Sir Robert Tyrwhytt, jun., the King's servant, and Thomas Kyddall. Grant, in fee to the said Tyrwhytt, for 461l. 11s. 8d. paid by him, of the lordship and manor of Cambryngham, Linc., and messuages and lands (specilied) in Cambryngham in tenure of Wm. Pye, Wm. Raynshawe, John Jackeson, Wm. Tenaunte, Wm. Kayner, John Chambers, Wm. Dawson. Robt. Kynge, John Bromley, John Smyth. John Browne, Chr. Bawdewyn, Robt. Dure, John Fyssher, Thos. Yomans, George Shadforde, Joan Cowbroke, Thos. Lamynge, Wm. Hall, John Geson, John Picheware, John Lerde, the Widow Alteley, Simon Brygham and Thos. Broune, and all lands leased with the said manor to Clement Astrop (except a windmill in Cambryngham in tenure of the said Clement), the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Cambryngham, the lordship and manor of Fyllyngham, Linc., rent of 3s. 6d and 3s., respectively, and service from lands of Thos. Woode and Alex. Are in Fyllyngham, lands (specified) in Fyllyngham in tenure of Wm.——(blank, in Cotes in Fyllyngham parish in tenure of Ralph Fyssheborne, in Willyngham fields in Fyllyngham parish in tenure of Thos. Rede, and in Fyllingham parish in tenure of Ric. Cade, and tithes in Fyllyngham
parish in tenure of Humph. Irelonde,— Hulton priory, Staff. Del. Westm., 8 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Browne, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Bacon and Duke). Pat. p. 15, m. 10.
15. Giles Geryns, the King's servant. Annuity of 20l from the Nativity of St. John Baptist last. Windsor, 4 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Oct.— P.S. Pat. p. 16, m. 9.
16. George Holland. Warrant to Sir Brian Tuke, treasurer of the Chamber, for the payment of the fee of 10l. under his appointment, by pat. 5 Oct. inst., as one of the King's surgeons. Westm., 8 Oct. Pat. 37 Hen. VIII. p. 18, m. 22.
17. John Aylyff, one of the King's surgeons. To be second surgeon in the Household with 30l. a year (in consideration of his surrender of an annuity of 20l.) from the Annunciation of St. Mary last. Windsor, 30 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII. Del Westm., 9 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 16, m. 10.
18. John Bowyer, sen., and John Bowyer, junior, saltpetre makers. Fee of 6d. a day for life from the Annunciation of St. Mary last and from Easter last, respectively. Windsor, 6 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 16, m. 10.
19. The mayor and citizens of London. The King's promise to exonerate them as regards a sum of 326,200 ducats, for which Sir Wm. Laxton, mayor, and they are bound, by 13 several obligations dated 26 Aug. 1545, to Anthony Fokers and his nephews, to be paid 15 Aug. 1546 at Antwerp, and also a sum of 1,646l.13s. 4d. Fl., for which they are bound by obligation dated the 16th of this instant month of September, to be paid at Antwerp to the same Ant. Focker and nephews on 15 Aug. 1546. Del. Westm., 12 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (subscribed by Wriothesley). Pat. p. 2, m. 1.
20. The King's payments. Commission to the lords and others of the Privy Council, viz., the abp. of Canterbury, Chancellor Wriothesley, the Duke of Norfolk, the lord Privy Seal, the earls of Hertford and Essex, the viscount Lisle, the bps. of Duresme, Winchestre and Westminster, the lord Chamberlain, the Treasurer and Comptroller of the Household, the Master of the Horse, the Vice-Chamberlain, the two Principal Secretaries, Sir Ralph Sadleir, Sir Ric. Riche and Sir John Baker, or any six or more of them, to address warrants under the King's stamp to all persons who have custody of the King's money, for money for the King's affairs. Also authorising payment of all warrants by any of the Council since 28 Sept. last, 37 Hen. VIII, for such money. The preamble states that by reason of the wars with France and Scotland many payments are necessary which should not be delayed by tarrying for the King's own signature of the warrants, who is "otherwise impeched" with the expedition of the weighty affairs of his realm. Del. Westm.,12 Oct 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 3. In English. Rymer, XV. 81.
21. Staple of Bristol. Confirmation of the election of Robt. Adamps as mayor and Nic. Thorne and Wm. Shipman as constables for one year. Westm., 12 Oct. Pat. 37 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 38.
22. John Tamworth. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Thomas Tamworth, dec. Del Westm., 12 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII.— S.B. (signed by St. John, Beamount and Sewster). Pat. p. 6, m. 30.
23. Christopher Gunston. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Wm. Gunston, dec. Del. Westm., 12 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII.— S.B. (signed by Hynde, Sewster and Beamount). Pat. p. 6, m. 30.
24. Andrew Wydon. keeper of Marybourne park. Custody of the body and lands of Wm. Page during his "idiotnes." The preamble states that John Page, the elder, of Wemley, in the parish of Harrowe on the Hill, Midd., yeoman, being seised of lands in use and reversion not exceeding the value of 7l., gave the said lands to his second son, the said William, who afterwards "chaunced to fall into the state of an ideote." Windsor, 8 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Oct.— P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 38. In English.
25. Richard Picotte, a gentleman of the Chapel Royal. Presentation to the canonry of Wylmecot within the collegiate church of Tomworth, Co. et Lich. Dioc., void by resignation. Del. Westm., 13 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 9, m. 25 (dated 3 Oct.).
26. Worc.—Commission to Ralph Sheldon, John Vampage and Wm. Pynnock to make inq. p. m. on the lands and heir of Wm. Ardern. Westm., 14 Oct. Pat. 37 Hen VIII. p. 12, m. 1d.
27. William Romesden of Longley, Yorks., Ralph Wyse of Redehouse, Yorks., and John and Roger Wise, his sons. Grant, in fee, for 1,178l. 4s. 7d., of the lordship and manor of Coppegrave, Yorks., rent of 14s. 4d. and service from lands of Robt. Percy in Scotton, Yorks., all lands which are parcel of Copgrave manor in tenure of Wm. Smytheson, Robt. Gybson, Robt. Whitwell, Wm.
Bygardyke, Ric. White, Wm. Chylde, Ric. Marke, Geo. Lambe, clk., Thos. Burnet, Ralph Ketelsey, Ric. Letheley, Hen. Goodryke, Thos. Rypley, Steph. Pentehe, Geo. Pulter, Chr. Pulter, Walter Pullen. Joan Clarke, widow, Bernard Bygardyk, Widow Clifton, Ric. Faleshed and Wm. Hareson in Coppegrave, and the advowson of the rectory of Coppegrave,—Rybston preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem; the grange called Todwyk Grange, in Todwyk, Yorks., a messuage called the Abbottes house in tenure of Janet and Hugh Henfrey of Thropon, in the town of Todwyk, and all other possessions of Roche mon. in Todwyk,—Roche; lands in tenure of John Edmondson, Alan Edmondson, Ric. Waytes. Alice Ellys, Thos. Hudson, George Hudson, John Waytes, sen. and jun., and John Hobson, in Cotes alias Barlewik Cotes in Cravyn, in Gilkyrk parish, Yorks.,—Kyrkestall mon.; the site and chief messuage of Myton Manor in Myton, Yorks., and all within and adjoining it in tenure of Wm. Dente, clk., late abbot of St. Mary's beside York, and 13 cottages, &c., in tenure of Ric. Wright, George Beck, Wm. Thomell, Ric. Kekelande, Alice Woodwarde, Wm. Wylkynson, Ric. Swan, Wm. Were, Chr. Watson, Ric. Chayce, Wm. Hill, Robt. Wylkynson and the vicar of Myton in Myton,— St. Mary's; lands (specified) in tenure of John Markyndall in Burrowbrigge, and of Robt. Gollande in Mylbye, Yorks., and all other possessions there of the late hospital of St. Leonard in York,—St. Leonard's; lands (specified) in tenure of Thos. Englande in Southelmesall, Yorks., and all other possessions there of Hampall priory, —Hampall; a toft called le Fronte and certain lands and a cottage, lately a chapel, in tenure of Bernard Beckwith, in Mylnebye and Langthorpe, Yorks., a messuage in tenure of Joan Parker, widow, in Langethorpe, two cottages in tenure of Joan Saunderson, widow, and the widow Skott in Kyrkeby on the Moor, Yorks., and tithes in Brampton, Yorks., in tenure of Robt. Wrangham,—Newburgh mon.; lands in tenure of John Asshton and John Greyne in Clyxbye, Linc.,—Goykewell mon.; the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Keylbye, Linc.,—Nuncotton. mon.; a messuage in tenure of Wm. Cowper in Keylbye,—Welloo mon.; the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Northelkington, Linc.,—Nonne Appleton priory, Yorks.; the grange called Gyppull Grange in tenure of Edw. Bussey in —— (blank), lately parcel of the lands of Sir Thomas Pope and formerly of St. Katharine's priory beside Lincoln,— purchased from Sir Thos. Pope; the site and chief messuage of the manor of Lymberch alias Lymber alias Great Lymber, formerly in tenure of John Robynson and now of John Hyll, in Lymber, Linc., and all lands leased with it.—Gracedew mon., Leic. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Petre, Baker, Sir Robt. Southwell, North, and others whose signatures are illegible). Pat. p. 15, m. 20.
28. George Roper, the King's servant. Fee of the crown of 6d. a day, vice Wm. Werye. Del. Westm., 15 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII.-S.B. (subscribed by Sir Ant. Wyngfeld and John Perce). Pat. p. 18, m. 27.
29. William Horne, the King's servant. To be bailiff of Hampnes and Sandegate, marches of Calais, with 12d. a day, as Edw. Rogers had; vice Wm. Poole, who resigns his patent of 28 Oct. 32 Hen. VIII. that this may be made. Windsor, 24 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 47.
30. Robt. Belwood, Ralph Elwike and Brian Fawthorpp. Pardon of the forfeiture which they have incurred, Elwike and Fawthorpp having, 16 May 36 Henry VIII., given sureties in 10l. each and Belwood in 20l., before Sir Edw. Gower, a justice in the North Riding, Yorks., that Belwood should keep the peace towards Ralph Richardeson, of Staunfurth Brigges, Yorks., and all others, and appear before the justices at the next general sessions, but he failed to appear. Windsor. 8 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del Westm., 16 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 34.
31. William Nelson, clk., A.M. Presentation to the parish church of St. Michael in Gloucester, void by the resignation of Thos. Kyngeswood, clk. Del. Westm., 17 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (subscribed by Sir Ant. Browne). Pat. p. 18, m. 44.
32. Sir Gawin Carewe, the King's servant. Grant, in fee, for his services, of the reversion of the manors of Whitewell and Farewaye, Devon, granted in survivorship to him and Mary his wife, late the wife of Sir Hen. Guldeford, comptroller of the Household, dec., by pat. 2 July, 33 Hen. VIII. Also grant of the said manors of Whytewell and Farewaye and all their appurtenances in cos. Devon, Dors., Soms. and Cornw., and the advowson of the rectory of Farewaye,— Henry marquis of Exeter, attainted. Windsor, 2 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Oct —P.S. Pat. p. 15, m. 1 (dated Westm., 2 Oct.).
33. George Lasenbey, of London, grocer. Licence to import 100 tons of French wares, as Gascon wine, woad, canvas, proynes, and all other kinds of French wares. Windsor, 8 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Oct.—P.S. In English. Pat. p. 18, m. 44.
34. Sir Gawin Carewe, the King's servant. To be chief steward of the lands which belonged to Henry marquis of Exeter, attainted, in cos. Devon, Cornw., Soms., Dors., Bucks, Berks, Hants, Wilts, Surr., Essex, Herts, or elsewhere in England; with 30l. a year and usual profits. Windsor, 1 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Oct.— P.S. Pat. p. 16, m. 10.
35. John Kythermyster. Fiat for livery of lands to him in Middlesex as s. and h. of John Kyddermyster, dec., who held of the King a tenement called le Harteshorne in the parish of St. Botolph without Algate, London, in Estsmythfild, of the annual value of 21s. 4d. Del. Westm., 19 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Hynde, Sewster, and Beamount).
36. Coinage. Commission to George Gale, under-treasurer of the Mint lately established at York (and authorised to coin only the half groat, the penny, the halfpenny and the farthing) to coin, until Easter next, a fifth coin called the groat, to be current for 4d. and made according to the "standard lately devised,"—and until Easter to coin no other money. Del. Westm., 20 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 17, m. 17. In English.
37. George Pemberton, late of Sutton in Brescott parish, Lanc. Pardon of outlawry incurred by failing to appear to answer a plea brought against him by George Starkey; he having now surrendered to the Flete prison, as certified by Sir John Baldewyn, chief justice of Common Pleas. Westm., 20 Oct. Pat. 37 Hen. VIII., p. 17, m. 39.
38. Lord Chancellor Wriothesley. Lease of a close of pasture of 60 ac., a meadow of 30ac. called Cutlers at Iseldon, Midd., in occupation of Edw. Castle, and lands in Kentisshtown, Midd., called Iremongers. in occupation of Bastian Tabertt, a close of pasture at Iseldon (18 ac.) abutting upon Canbury Mede on the south, in occupation of Wm. Hobson, two closes of pasture there (10 ac.), abutting upon le Slawterhouse, lately in occupation of John Inglond, a close of arable land there (5 ac.) abutting upon Hopping Land lately in occupation of Hen. Collet, a close of pasture there (14 ac.) beside Hoppingland in occupation of Stephen Walker, and a close of pasture there (l ac.) called Litlemilfeld beside le Hermitage in occupation of John Ferrour; all which are parcel of Canbury manor and belonged to Thomas Crumwell earl of Essex, attainted; for 21 years; at 14l. rent for the premises in occupation of Edw. Castle, and 13l. 14s. 8d. for the rest, and 12d. increase. Del. Westm., 21 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII—S.B. (signed by Daunce and Moyle). Pat. p. 18, m. 20.
39. Lewis ap Gwatkyn or Watkyn, late of Llangors, co. Brecon, esquire, serjeant at arms, Ric. ap Gwatkyn or Watkyn alias Ric. ap Gwatkyn ap Rosser, late of Llangors, labourer, and John Thomas ap Jevan, late of Llangors, labourer. Pardon for the murder of Roger ap Watkyn, late of Llangors, yeoman, whom they and Watkyn ap Philip attacked on 16 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII. and to whom the said Watkyn ap Philip gave a mortal wound with an arrow. Del. Westm., 12 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII—S.B. (signed by Norfolk, Russell, Gardiner, Cheyney, Gage, Paget and Wingfield.) Pat. p. 18, m. 25.
40. John Wykes, the King's servant. Fiat for his appointment as controller of great and little custom and of subsidy in the port of Bristol, in reversion after Nic. Wykes. 21 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Signed by Norfolk as treasurer of England; with certificate of surety given in the Exchequer signed by Sir Chr. More.
41. John Mannyng, the King's servant. To be chief joiner of the King's works in England, with 12d. a day from 28 June 37 Hen. VIII., when Thomas Ware died. And whereas, by pat., 12 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII., the King granted John Ripley the office of chief joiner in the Tower of London with a fee of 12d. a day and a dwelling within the said Tower, Mannyng is hereby to have that office and mansion when vacated by Ripley, but not the fee. Windsor, 19 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Oct. —P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 43.
42. Robert Stringfellowe, clk. Presentation to the vicarage of Enfelde, Westm. dioc., void by resignation of Henry Lockwood. Windsor, 19 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 45.
43. Thomas Massye, of Chester. Grant, in fee, for 132l. 16s., of all messuages and lands in the town of Halton within the lorship of Churke, co. Denbigh, in the several tenures of David ap Edward, John ap John ap Jevan, and 8 others, named, and certain messuages and lands named, in Halton and all other possessions there of the mon. of Vala Crucis, a dairy (vaccaria) and lands in the parish of Dellandyssilio, co. Denbigh, in tenure of the relict of Ap Syr John ("in tenura sive occupatione relict' Ap Syr John") a wood called Halton wood (30 ac.) and all woods upon the lands of the messuage called le Dayre house in Dellandyssilio parish,——Vala Crucis. Except advowsons. Del. Westm., 22 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. —S.B. (signed by Browne, Paget, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Staunford and Chydley).
44. Hugh Losse and Agnes his wife. Grant, in fee to the said Hugh, for 185l. 17s 11d., of a rent of 2s. 6d. and service from lands, called Hitchecokkes, of Thos. Barraston in Busshey, Herts, and numerous messuages, cottages, lands, rents and services (specified) in Edgewarth and Stanmere Parva, Midd., in tenure of, or due from, Thos. Robertes. Ric. Nicolles, Win. Oxton, John Foster, Hen. Mershe, Thos. Merse or Mershe, Nic. Goodyere, Miles Banes, Hen. Platt, Gabriel Pawlyn, Wm. Blakwell, Robt. Nicholles, Edw. Stokwood, John Rede, Roger Marshe (in Hendon, Midd.), Hen. Downer, John Franklyn, Geoff. Chamber, Wm. Person, and Ric. Hamon, and the farm of Wynborow in Stanmere Parva and lands with it in tenure of Geoff. Chamber,—St. Bartholomew's mon. next Westsmythfeld. Windsor, 17 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Oct.—P.S.
45. Prizes taken at sea. Commission to Lord St. John, Chamberlain of the Household, Sir Ric. Riche, Sir Ric. Southwell, one of the General Surveyors and John Wynter, paymaster of the King's ships, to take possession of all lawful prizes captured by the Navy since the beginning of the wars against France and Scotland (except such as have already been disposed of by the King) and sell them to the King's profit, paying over the proceeds in 'a grosse summe" to the Treasurer of the Chamber for the time being; also to compel, by imprisonment or otherwise, such as have embezzled or concealed prizes to account for them. All such prizes are hereby ordained to be within the survey and jurisdiction of the Court of General Surveyors (and this commission, or a duplicate of it, to be annexed as a schedule to the Act of erection of the said Court), and the money received for them accounted for in that Court. Granewiche, 20 June 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Oct.—S.B. subscribed by Sir Ric. Southwell. Pat. p. 18, m. 26. In English. [Filed under Oct.]
46. Diego de Gayas (Sayas in Pat. Roll), the King's servant. Licence to export 500 woollen cloths "not barbed, not rowed, not shorne." Windsor, 18 Oct. 37 Hen VIII. Del Westm., 24 Oct.— P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 43.
47. James Courteney, late of Boltbery, Devon, alias James Courteney of Boltbery Aleyn, senior, alias James Courteney, senior, esquire. Pardon, he being indicted for having with others, 4 Nov. 16 Hen. VIII., about 11 p.m., broken into the parish church of Blackaveton, Devon, and stolen two silver cups valued at 4l. and 71l. 6s. 8d., the goods of the parishioners and in custody of Ric. Brace and Barth. Page, then churchwardens. Windsor, 17 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25Oct.—P.S. Pat.p. 5, 39.
48. Sir Ralph Sadleyr, master or keeper of the Great Warbrobe, and John Hales, of Coventry. Grant of the office of keeper or clerk of the hanaper of Chancery, with fees and allowances specified; on surrender of pat. 26 July 32 Henry VIII. granting the office to the said Sadleyr alone. Del. Westm., 25 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII.-S.B. Pat. p. 18, m. 34. (Cancelled because, after the death of the said John Hales, surrendered 10 Feb. 15 Eliz. in order that a new patent might be made to Sir Ralph and Hen. Sadleyr, his younger son.)
49. John Sandford and Peter Lylly. Grant of the next advowson of a canonry and prebend in Christchurch Cathedral, Canterbury. Windsor, 27 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 45.
50. William Graye, of London, the King's servant. Grant, in fee, for 2,133l. 3s., of 101 messuages, 5 plots of void ground, 3 forges, a dyehouse, a barn, a "le Alley," three yards, an orchard and a "le Cotesbury" in the parish of St. Laurence in Reading in the several tenures of Thomas Patenson, Edw. Phillippes, Wm. Mapelton, John Fylipps, Robt Everard, Jas. Hubberd, John Brown, Ric. Dodson, Thos. Cayler, John Poyntz, Thos. Sentmon, Eliz. Watlington, Wm. Watlyngton, Wm. Parselowe, John Gostlyng, Wm. Buryngton, Rob. Hodson, Rob. Mylward, Wm. Aves, Ric. Cavye, Thos. Masoon, Thos. Fraunces, Matth. Mynnes, Wm. Webbe, Hen. Pasteler, Hen. Princockes, Thos. Becke, esq., John Ingeram, Agnes Hobis, Ric. Goldsmyth, John Wheler,Rog. Smyth, Thos. Farleyon, Wm. Beynton, John Yevendon, Leonard Androwe, John Bell, Ric. Turner, John Whyte, David Williams, Robt. Royse, Thos. Harryson, John Webb, Thos. Poyntz, Ric. Payn, John Forman, John Gateley, Agnes Grene, Thos. Aves, Robt. Hawle, Ralph Gladwin, Ric Byson, Ric. Hawle, Thos. Traherne, Andrew Burton, Rog. Graye, Rob. Pasteler, John Averye, Wm. Towsye, John Coker, Nic. Parson, Wm. Frenche, Peter Lyde, Peter Lawrence, Thos. Horseman, Hen. Towsey, Edm. Bowman, Ric. Loryman, Thos. Hayle, Wm. Fokyns, Ric. Drye, John Norman, Rob. Letsam, Ric. Justes, John Downes, Hen. Heyer, Wm. Edmondes vicar of St. Lawrence, John Nicholas, Peter Dun, John Barfote, Hen. Corraunte, Thos. Childe, Gilbert Johnson, John Trumflet, John Amarkby, Joan Davas, widow, Wm. Budde, Thos. Turner, Wm. Aves, Wm. Reynoldes, Robt. Style, Thos. Combes, Isabel Wessher, Oliver Davye and Hugh Langley. Also 49 messuages, 47 gardens, 7 orchards, 2 stables, 2 plots of void ground, 9 closes, 2 stables (sic), 4 barns, 2 "pidelles," 2 yards, 2 inns called le Olde George and le Crown, 1 gateroom, 1 beerhouse, and 1 croft in the parish of St. Giles in Reading, in the several tenures of Ric. Noves, Thos. Davas, Ric. Smarte, Wm. Knyght, Sabaoth Dodelsall Wm. Buryngton, Thos. Beke, Agnes Body, widow. Ric. Hayne, Wm. Elder, Wm. Benwell, Wm. Adams, Joan More, widow, Hen. Horthorne, John Joye, Rob. Reynoldes, Wm. Fillipps, Rob. Howe, Rob. Adame, John Clere, Rob. Style, John Hethe, Ric. Robardes, Wm. Jackson, Thos. Aldworthe, John Twyst, Rob. West, Wm. Davy, Wm. Edmondes, Wm. Thrope, Ric. Amydock, vicar of St. Giles Hugh Dowdson, Thos. Myllet, Hen. Lyster, Wm. Gooderege, Edw. Geffrye, Rob. Adame, Rob. Moseleye, Ric. Burden, Ric. Atye, Thos. Beke, esq., Ric. Bramston, Rob. Bowyer, Steph. Bignall, Rog. Sergent, Ralph Cotrall, Peter Dun, Marianus Bartelet, John Steres, Laur. Bethewyn, Rob. Boyer, Rob. Knyght, John Knyght and John Bell. Also a cottage and grounds called le Storehouse and le Tymberhayse, etc., in St. Giles's parish which belonged to Redyng mon. Also 29 messuages, 27 gardens, 2 stables, 2 barns, 4 void garden plots, 5 "lez backsides et backromes," 2 crofts, 1 vineyard, 1 meadow, 1 forge, 1 shop, and a house called a stonehouse, in the parish of St. Mary in Reading in the several tenures of Wm. Reynoldes, John Borne, Ric. Daveson, John Whyte, Ric. Wyer, Ric. Makerell, Marmaduke Beke, Marg. Kent, widow, Wm Style, John Style, Nic. Fuller, Ralph Nut. Thos. Fylpe, Eliz. Hopton, widow, Joan Robynson, widow, Marg. Slythehurst, Wm. Elliott, Rob. Blake, Wm. Davye, John Elliot. Christiana Plummer, John Twyst, John Borne, Ric. Staveley, John Hawkwell, Peter Cutler, Chr. Thick, Hugh Langley, Robt. Style, Thos, Beke. esq., Ric. Warren, Thos. Brill, Thos. Boyer, Rob. Sole, Thos. Aman. Thos. Sussex, Wm. Brown, John Evans and John Plommer. Also the gardens at le Old Donghyll in St. Mary's parish in tenure of John White, and 4 gardens now in "in starquilinium conversa" in Lurkmerlane in St. Mary's parish, two corn mills and a fulling mill thereto annexed called St. Gyles Mylles, with a stable, barn, piece of void ground, two meadows and a "le lock" called Tanlock in the parish of St. Giles, in tenure of Stephen Cawood; also two corn mills and a fulling mill called Mynstre Myll in St. Mary's parish in tenure of the said Stephen Cawood. All which premises belonged to Redyng mon. Except a messuage in St. Laurence parish in tenure of Thos. Welshe, a chapel called St. Edmundes chapel there in tenure of Edw. Butler, three gardens in the several tenures of Thos. Owgell, Joan White and Wm. Burington, the barn and close called le Gundyt Close in St. Giles parish in tenure of Ric. Hayne, and the messuages called the Hynde Hedde and the Scolehouse, which belonged to Redyng man. Del. Westm., 26 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII —S.B. (signed by Essex, Gardiner, Petre, Sir Ric. Southwell, Baker, North, Henle and Bacon). Pat. p. 15, m. 12.
51. Robert Colyer or Colyar. Livery of lands as s and h. of James Colyer, dec. Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII.— S.B. (signed by Hynde, Sewster and Beamount). Pat. p. 6, m. 39.
52. Licences to alienate (fn. n16) :—
Sir Martin Bowes, Sir Roland Hille, John Sadler and John Toulouse, aldermen, and Wm. Locke, mercer, of London, to Sir Ralph Waren, alderman of London. Their title in (1) the hospital of Newporte, Essex, and its possessions (specified), (2) lands called Burgommes Londes in Shordiche, Hackeney and Stebunhithe, Midd., and a wharf at Longditton, Sun., in tenure of Robt. Hateley, and other lands (specified and tenants named; in Shoredyche, Hackeney and Stebunhithe, which belonged to the late new hospital of St. Mary without Bishopsgate, and (3) the manor of Foxton, Camb., which belonged to Chatteras mon. (1st.) P. 8, m. 38.
Wm. Romsdon to Ric. Key. Messuages in Dodworthe in tenure of Laur. Cutler and John Nicolles,—Pontefract mon. (1st.) P. 17, m. 25.
Thos. Larke of Normanby, Linc., senior, to Thos. Larke, junior. Rent of 3s. 9d. and service due from Robt. Scottynge and his heirs from lands in Normanby next Spyttell, Linc., lands in tenure of Robt. Pygott in Normanby, and the grange and lands leased to Robt. Scoffyn and John Scoffyn in Normanby and the rent thereof. (4th.) P. 8, m. 25.
John Byston, haberdasher of London, now dec., to Eliz. Byston his wife Pardon for the said John's alienation by by will to the said Eliz., without licence, of two messuages under one roof in which he dwelt and another tenement in tenure of Steph. Mason, vintner, in le Olde Chaunge, St. Vedast's parish, London. The said John died 25 May last. (9th) P. 17, m. 30.
Sir Robt. Tyrwhitt, jun., and Eliz. his wife to Charles and Joan Sutton. Manor of Markytt Stanton, Linc., with lands (extent given) there. (9th.) P. 17, m. 28.
Thomas La we of Olney, Bucks, to Edw. Ardis of Sherington, Bucks. Pardon for the acquisition by Ardis from Lawe, without licence, of lands in Hardmeade parish, Bucks, and a mansion called le Parsonage Place in Lathebury parish in tenure of the said Thos., and the advowbon of Hardmeade rectory,— Lavenden mon. (10th.) P. 17, m. 28.
Lord Chancellor Wriothesley to Frances Palmer, one of the daughters of John Palmer of Kentestowne Midd., dec., on her marriage to be solemnised with his (Wriothesley's) servant Wm. Stone. Manor and lordship of Cleerewoodcotte near Kyngesclere, Hants To be held by the said Frances for life, with remainder to Wm. Stone and his heirs by her, with remainder in default, successively, to the heirs of his body and the right heirs of the said Wriothesley. (10th) P. 17, m. 41.
Wm. Barker and John Rust to Joan Freer, widow. Two parts of the manor of Garnons, Essex. (12th.) P. 6, m. 8.
Sir Thomas Pope to John Leigh. Bodley manor and the manor of Upgrove and Skarlettes in Lambeth parish, Surr., two tenements, &c., in Kentistrete and Blakemanstrete in the parishes of Newyngton and St. George in Southwerke and 13 ac. of land in Horsemongerlane in Newyngton parish,—St. Thomas's hospital in Southwark. (13th.) P. 17, m. 4.
Edw. Ardys to Ant. Cave. Mansion called le Parsonage Place in Lathebury parish, Bucks, in tenure of Thos. Lowe,— Lavenden mon (14th.) P. 10, m. 1.
Sir Roland Hill to Wm. Bokeley or Bukeley, to be regranted to the said Sir Roland for life with remainder to Ric. Leveson, son of James Leveson, and Mary his wife and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder in default to the heirs of the body of the said Mary, with remainder in default to Wm. Gratewood, her brother, and the heirs of his body, with remainder in default to Alice Gratewood, her sister, and the heirs of the said Alice. Manors of Sleype, Kynnersley, Cruggyngton, Terne and Cheryngton, and lands in these places and in Coldhatton, Osbaston, Hyddisland, Podforde, Aston, Tyberton and Botere, the advowson of Kynnersley church and tithes in Sleype and Cruggington. (15th.) P. 10. m. 1.
George Multon to Sir Edm. Walsyngham. Lands pertaining to the manor of Estepeckham, Kent, and all lands in tenure of the said George and of Thos. Roydon, Wm. Cotton, George Stonehouse, Peter Taylour, John Wright and John Smythe under lease by the said George. (16th.) P. 14, m. 38.
Sir Wm. Pagett, one of the Two Principal Secretaries, to Wm. Eglyston, of Hunstonworth, D'ham. Lordship or manor of Hunstonworth, with a tenement called Towfeld, land called Sledemedowes and 6s. 8d. rent out of the church there,— Kepyer hospital. (17th.) P. 17, m. 30.
John Cokke and John Thurgood to John Sutton. Site and chief messuage of the late preceptory of Willoughton, Linc., with its demesne lands (names and extents given) in tenure of John Hennage in Willyngton (or Willoughton), Bliburgh and Waddyngham, Linc., and a wood called Seynt John's Wood alias Temple Wood (72ac.) in Willoughton, —Willough- ton preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem. (17th.) P. 17, m. 29.
John Pope to Thos. Webbe of Winston, Glouc. Messuages, etc. (specified), in Barnesley within the parish of —— (blank), Glouc., in tenure of Thos. Rogers, Robt. Rogers, and Wm. Pembrey. — Lanthony priory. (20th.) P. 17, in. 28.
Edw. Cornewales and Alice his wife, to Robt. Alleyn, draper, and Joan his wife. Two messuages, &c., in the parish of St. Katharine Chirschurche (sic), London, in tenure of Peter Howker and John Tumour, which belonged to Evesham mon., and all the messuages, &c., in Kelles Alley there which belonged to Evesham. Westm., 20 Oct. a  xxxvij . Pat. 36 Hen. VIII., p. 23. m. 19.
Wm. Aleyn to Robt. Bayly of Echilhampton, Wilts. Two messuages and lands in Echilhampton, parcel of Wilcott manor, in tenure of Matilda Weston and Robt. Peers,—Bradenstoke mon. (21st.) P. 17, m 24.
Sir Gawen Carew and Mary his wife to John Frye. Manors of Whytwell and Farewell (sic), Devon, and all appurtenances in Whytwell and Farewaye and elsewhere in cos. Devon, Dors., Soms. and Cornw., of the said manors of Whytwell and Farewaye (sic). (21st.) P. 14. m. 37.
Robt Higham to Steph. Bekyngham. Manor of Higham, Essex. (25th.) P. 17, m. 39.
John Makworth to Rog. Luter and Thos. Hosyer for life, with remainder to the right heirs of the said John, Manor, farm and tenement of Sutton in Sutton parish, Salop, and lands in Sutton and Colneham, Salop, leased with it to Wm. and Thos. Prowde, and two watermills in Sutton in tenure of Ric. Oseley, — Wenlok priory. (26th.) P. 10, m. 2.
Wm. Romsden of Longley, Yorks., Ralph Wyse of Redhouse, co. city of York, and John and Roger Wyse, his sons, to Sir Arthur Darcy. Todwyke grange and a messuage called the Abbottes Howse in Todwyke, in tenure of Janet and Hugh Hunfrey of Thropon,—Roche mon. (26th.) P. 17, m. 25.
Sir Rog. Towneshend to Giles Towneshend and Robt. Coke, to the use of the said Sir Roger and Anne his wife in survivorship, with remainder to Thomas Towneshend, one of the sons of the said Sir Roger, in fee. Manor and advowson of the church of Kempston, Norf., with appurtenances of the said manor in Kempston, Newton, Westlexham, Estlexham, Magna Dunham, Parva Dunham or elsewhere. (27th.) P. 10, m. 2.
Gerard Foster, s. and h. of John Foster, dec, to John Newton. Manor of Brampton, Hunts, and all his lands in Brampton. (28th.) P. 14, m. 38.
Robt. Dyghton of Styrton, Linc., to George Welles. Lands in tenure of Walter Bate, Robt. Dekynson, Thos. Coke, Ric. Coke, and the heirs of Robt. Herde in Byllynghey, Linc.,—Cateley priory; and lands in tenure of Robt. Palfrernan in Conesbye, Line.,— Kyme priory. (28th.) P. 14, m. 38.
Henry earl of Sussex to Lord Chancellor Wriothesley, Wm. Staunford and Thos. Gawdy, in fee to the said Wriothesley. Manors of Hempnale, Sowthmer next Dockyng alias Sudmer Hall next Dockyng and Billyngford, Norf., and of Woodham Wauter, Essex. (28th.) P. 5. m. 6.


  • n1. The26 Oct. in 1545 was certainly a Monday, not a Thursday; but the first part of the letter was probably written on the Thursday before.
  • n2. The Duke of Norfolk.
  • n3. 21st Oct.
  • n4. Nov. 2nd.
  • n5. Nov. 3rd.
  • n6. Nov. 5th.
  • n7. "Au surplus, je vous advertiz Mons igneur que noz oompaignons viendrent mercredy dernier a Ardres, et se sont transportez apres en oeste ville, pour conferer aveo mon compaignon et moy des affaires corarauns."
  • n8. Preferred by Mr. Secretary Pagett.
  • n9. At the request of Mr. Hare.
  • n10. Subscribed by the Chancellor of Augmentations.
  • n11. Subscribed by the Master of the Horse.
  • n12. In December 1543
  • n13. At the request of Mr. Hare.
  • n14. Preferred by Mr. Secretary Pagett.
  • n15. Preferred by Sir Ant. Dennye.
  • n16. All are dated at Westminster. In this abstract the day of the month appears in parentheses before the reference to part and membrane of the Patent Boll of 37 Hen. VIII.