Henry VIII: November 1545, 26-30

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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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November 1545, 26-30

26 Nov. 875. Gardiner, Thirlby and Carne to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., x. 719.
Yesterday, Skepperus came to say that the Emperor wished his Council to declare to the writers how the French ambassadors departed hence. The meeting was to-day, the Council being Prate, Granvela, Skore and Skepperus. Grandvela said that the French ambassadors omitted to thank the Emperor for his travail, and were finally advised to abstain from demanding Bolen and take some recompense in abating their debt, but they insisted on Bolen and recited their allegation that bellum was not justum; they would only listen to a truce if the writers spoke first. Their matters with the Emperor, said Grandvela, had been three, viz:— (1) Restitution of Pyemont and Savoye to the Duke; wherein, after making difficulty upon old titles, they offer to restore Savoye, but will keep Pyemont and Bresse, saying, when the treaty is alleged (by which they are bound to restore all), that the Duke of Orleans is dead and that Pyemont is of the fee of Provence and so under the crown of France. (2) A marriage proposed by them between the French king's daughter and the Prince of Spain; wherein, albeit the Prince is not disposed to marry, they were heard, but what they said was "no substance." (3) Restitution of Heding to the Emperor by virtue of the treaty; wherein their reply was that they cannot forbear Heding so long as they have war with England, and Grandvela and Skore were sent yesterday morning to require them to declare to the French king that the Emperor wished a precise answer.
Grandvela then required the accomplishment of our matters and trusted that we would be content with their writing for the 24th and 6th articles. As to the 24th, had much discussion of quocies and tocies, which, they said, are in the 23rd article, which we put out, as well as the 24th. We answered that all stood, and what we demanded was no new thing but observation of the old, unless your Highness would relent therein. They agreed to it in case of common enmity, saying that their puting out the preceding articles and leaving it would indicate that they provoked you to the war. The answer was that they might announce that they made no new thing but promised to observe the old. As to the 6th article they thought the invasion of 1,000 too contemptible, with such great princes, to be a cause of war, and the discussion digressed to the matter of new imports and treatment of merchants, we saying that the arrest in Spain was not released. Grandvela said that he had written therein and would write again; and here it was said that the gold taken by Rennager was the Emperor's, who had the matter to heart. We told the whole tale and so purged Rennager that Prate said his fault was not so heinous as reported, but the goods should be restored as soon as they were known to be Spaniards', much more the Emperor's. "We told them that was offered, so Rennager was likewise restored." Our communication herein lasted so long that Prate called Skepper and walked up and down with him apart. We talked "vively but without any square."
At rising from the board Prate and Skepper expressed to Gardiner alone a wish to agree upon the number in the 6th article, they thinking that an entry of 5,000 at one time, or of 2,000 three or four times, was the least invasion which might be taken for cause of hostility. They desired him to speak of this tomorrow, and assured him that the Emperor's sole care was not to seem to be seeking a quarrel with the French king.
It was agreed that Chancellor Nigri and President Skore should resort to the bp. of Westminster to commune of matters concluded at the Diet. One thing said by Skepperus apart was now confirmed by Grandvela openly, viz. that the French ambassadors offered the Emperor maria et montes if he would leave Henry. Grandvela said further that the opinion here is that if the Emperor were not bound by treaty to the defence of England, Calays and Guysnes, and the French were likely to prevail against them, he would help to defeat the Frenchmen for his own safeguard, as France in possession of any of them would be a terrible neighbour to these parts; and therefore they conclude this amity to be very necessary for them.
Have this day received Henry's letters to the Emperor, and the Council's letters to themselves. The Prince of Piemont sent a gentleman to Gardiner this evening offering a visit tomorrow. Dined yesterday with the Duke of Ascote, where were the chief nobility of the Low Countries. Today dined with Jasper Duche, with the duke of Ascot, the Countie Bure, Mons. Le Grant and many others, outside the town. Ascot accompanied them home "with a marvellous familiarity." Antwerpe, 26 Nov. Signed.
In Gardiner's hand, pp. 6. Add, Endd.: 1545.
26 Nov. 876. Gardiner to Paget.
R. O. Perceives by his letters to-day that he has not yet met the Frenchmen. Will, be sorry if they prove as obstinate as they were here. By the letters to the King he will perceive the other cause of their being here. Thinks that the Emperor's Council spoke the truth, but doubts whether Grandvela and Scory were with the French ambassadors at their departure only to require answer for Heding; and will doubt it the more if the Emperor go not to Utrik but into Almayne by Brucelles, as Paget has heard out of England. All the noblemen say still that the Emperor will go to Uttrik, but Skepperus says the way is impossible. Sees no cause to suspect the Emperor's dealing. Mons. de Bure shows himself devoted to the King. The Duke of Ascot has shown Gardiner great courtesy, and "is wise and of good discourse, as the Italian saith." In speaking of our Almains he noted the presumption of the arrogant whoresons, that feared not so noble a prince as the King, and thought that if princes do not shortly cease war, so as not to need the "service of the lewd lower sort by way of necessity, it is to be feared lest the lower part by insolency shall attempt greater things." Has to-day seen a house built by Jasper Duche "of such cost and elegancy "as, under the King, no man has attempted in England. "I dare not say there is none able. We had there a very great feast. All we recommend us to my lord of Duresme, Master Tregonnel and you." Antwerpe, 26 Nov.
Sends bearer to Calais only.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.: 1545.
26 Nov. 877. Three German Captains to Henry VIII.
R. O. Understand that he is determined to continue his war with the Frenchmen, but has been deceived by some of the Germans and is alienated from putting any more confidence in that nation. Offer to enroll an army and so press his enemy as to prove what strength in fight is naturally grafted in the German soldier. Each of the captains will prepare 12 ensigns of footmen and 3 of horsemen, two of them raising their men in Saxony (viz. in the county of Hoye and the county of Oltenburg, or else dukedom of Mechelburgh) and the third on the upper Rhyne about Kastellaun. Require so many in order to pass through France without hindrance. Will get princes and earls to be pledges for them. To avoid contention with Henry's commissaries, will hereby declare their terms; and their art of war is in itself a secret worth a great price. If Henry will send commissaries secretly to them at Cologne they will show their names and lineage and bring the commissaries to the princes and earls; but it must be shortly, lest the French king's captains prevent them. To defer the matter for some months a small sum as a retainer will suffice. Will, for 30,000 cr. conduct money, muster all the men at Kastellaun. Three months' wages of the whole 3,000 horsemen and 36 ensigns of footmen (nothing at all excepted) will be 363,100 cr. Conduct money home will be for the footmen one month's wages, 67,000 cr., and for the horsemen 33,000 cr. Will ask nothing more if paid for each month. The commissaries to rebate 4 fl. for each soldier short of 360 in each ensign of footmen.
Beg him to keep secret this instruction, and also the names of the princes and earls who shall become sureties, for they will so demean themselves that he shall have no need to reveal the same. Hertzogen Buss "ducis dubo scilicet civitate," 26 Nov. '45. Subscribed as from E. de H., O. de R., and F. S.
Lat. pp. 4. Add.
R. O. 2. English translation of the above.
Mutilated, pp. 13. Endd.: The l're sent to the Kinges Mte from iij captens of Almaigne whose names be unknowne.
27 Nov. 878. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 276.
Meeting at Westminster, 27 Nov. Present: Canterbury, Norfolk, Great Master, Privy Seal, Hertford, Essex, Cheyney, Gage, Browne. Wingfield, Petre, Sadler, Riche. Business:—Letters written to Vincent Mondy at Calais immediately to send as much grain and victual as possible to Boulogne; and to the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports to punish soldiers and labourers coming without passport from Boulogne and other places beyond sea, and likewise "idle women who repair over and unprofitable persons." Wm. Leche, bringing letters from the mayor and his brethren of Chester for repayment of 113l. 3s. 10d. defrayed for ships to transport Lynoux towards Ireland, had warrant for that sum, and 40s. for his costs. Letter to the Treasurer of Calais to pay Sir Ralph Ellerkar money due to him and his men in the office of marshal of Calais, some stay being made therein upon a prest of money delivered to him at the ridding of the Northmen who served at Landresey.
27 Nov. 879. Canterbury College, Oxford.
R. O. Surrender by Nic. Wotton, LL.D., dean, and the chapter of Christchurch Cathedral, Canterbury, of their college called Caunterbury College in Oxford with all its buildings and grounds within the site and precinct. Dated in their chapter house 27 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Seal appended.
Note by Walter Hendle, attorney of Augmentations, that this was taken before him.
Parchment. See Eighth Report of Dep. Keeper of Public Records, App. ii. 36.
27 Nov. 880. Tunstall, Paget and Tregonwell to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., x. 723.
Describe their meeting with the French commissioners, at 1 o'clock today, in a tent pitched upon the frontier over against Camp. The Protestants followed them into the tent; and, when they were seated, Sturmius declared the desire of their princes and states for peace between Henry and Francis, and suggested a truce until 1 Oct., comprehending the Scots, an assembly of commissioners of both parties on 1 May next, and the sequestration of Boulloyn into the hands of some indifferent friend. The Protestants then left the assembly and the French retired to a corner to consult. The Frenchmen then returned and, after saying that they had not heard before of these requests of the Protestants (whereat the writers smiled), gave thanks for the writers' coming, which, they trusted, would have good effect, as the cause of this war was not great, and there was old friendship and never any bitterness between the two princes; when Francis was invaded by a mighty prince, Henry not only gave him no aid but invaded him and took Boulloyn, which, thus taken, ought to be rendered, and if the Scots were also comprehended, with whom they had had amity since the time of Charlemayn, they had commission to treat for the satisfaction of other differences; and this they set forth as though Francis were still in amity with Henry. Replied, with apology for contradicting, that at the beginning of this war there was no amity between their masters, Francis having renounced it by withholding money due to Henry and giving other provocations, which forced Henry to adjoin himself to other friendship and justly to enter war, whereby he acquired Boulloyn; as for the Scots, the writers did not see that either party was commissioned to talk therein. After consultation, the French, with like apologies, answered that the war was not just, as the money had never been denied, and if it had, the treaties (specified) were not observed by Henry when the Emperor was in Provence, and other provocation (unless it were Francis's not communicating to Henry his proceedings with other princes) was never heard of; they prayed the writers to help that these two Princes might be brought back to friendship, but without Boulloyn and the comprehension of the Scots they could do nothing. Paget replied that doubtless they knew that the money was a debt (for Turney, Francis's ransom and the debts of the generals of France), for which there was no reciproke due, and which ought to have been paid even if there was no treaty; and as for the non-observance of the treaties, that of 1518 was broken by the war in which Francis was made prisoner, and was not mentioned in the new treaty of 1525 at More, which provided for an aid ad expensas requirentis that was never asked. Yes, said the President, Francis demanded it of Mons. de Winchester, and Mons. de Terbys of the King, and also the Cardinal of Bellaye, Francis's lieutenant, when the Emperor invaded Picardy. Nay, quoth Paget, when Winchester asked for a payment due, Francis desired the King to forbear it and he would acquit him of the aid, which, indeed, could not have come in time to serve in Provence. Here the President said that the men might have served in Picardy, and Paget answered that no treasurer was sent into England to provide them; and for a further declaration of his contentment Francis sent Henry a letter in his own hand (which the President asked to see); the aid by sea was never asked. The President said that it was asked, but did not tell by whom, and denied that the money due to Henry was asked. Paget replied that it was asked, both by Winchester and himself; but it and the aid were not the only cause of war, there was favour shown to the Scots contrary to treaties (by which the Scots invading with 300 or with their Kind's consent were no longer comprehended), the imprisonment of Henry's subjects and arrest of their goods, arrest of his ambassador, &c.; and Henry having won Boulloyn in a just war might keep it as the French kept Hesdyn, seeing that, for the weal of Christendom, Henry forbore to ask greater things that were due to him in France; Francis took it as no dishonor to make peace with the Emperor and let Milan alone, nor to make peace with Henry and let him keep Turney, and, as for the Scots (Tunstall showed) they were left out, both in a treaty of truce when the French king was prisoner, and again in last treaty with the Emperor; peace was expedient to both princes, and even if they could not exceed their instructions they might inform their master of the truth. This they promised to do, and both parties prayed God "to illuminate the hearts of the princes to a peace."
Paget, who had hurt his leg by the fall of his horse in coming out of Calais, then complained of the cold and, seeing the inconvenience of Ardre and Guisnes, tried to induce the Frenchmen to come to Calais (arguments described), who finally agreed to write for instructions. After drinking together (for bread and wine had meanwhile been brought from Ardre) they parted. Guisnez, 27 Nov., at midnight. Signed.
Pp. 12. Add. Endd.: 1545.
27 Nov. 881. Paget to Petre.
R.O Our letter to the King will show our this day's conference with the Frenchmen. You shall declare to the King that, after our entry into the tent, the President (and at our departing Treasurer Babou) took me apart and said that Madame Destampes sent her commendations and desired me to travail to reduce these two princes to their old friendship. To this I gave good words and few, to the effect that, the French king showing himself reasonable, I would, but wished that the French king would not so stick to "a matter of nothing almost," and would be content to forego what he had lost; he had an example in Turnay, which, by friendly fashions, he obtained again. They said that was true, but their master was "bent to the having again of Bulleyn." As I rode homeward Sturmius came to excuse himself, having perceived by the wagging of my head that I was not pleased with the protestation he made. I told him that indeed I laughed in my sleeve to hear him talk altogether Frenchly, and laughed still more when the Frenchmen said that they never heard of the matter before. Gives conversation verbatim, in which Sturmius protested that he was commissioned to speak as he did and would write to have the same signed by the French king, and that, because of Paget's saying that the French were now in practice with the Emperor against the Protestants, he had written to the French king to revoke his great ambassade (who sent word that he would do so, and wished that Paget would write to Henry to revoke Winchester, so that they might leave on the same day). Paget answered that the French king would revoke the Admiral, etc., when it suited him, and Henry would do likewise, so that it was best to let that matter alone. "'I am content,' quoth he, 'but yet have I written twice for their revocation.' And so entered to declare again how much Madame Destamps desired this peace, and that, for the perfection of it and the conjunction of your Majesty with the French king, both she and Longevale would not stick (if I would) to come to this town of Calais," and he reverted to his overture made the other day, saying it was "all one to your Majesty" to obtain your will in that way; the memory of Boulogne was now fresh, but after peace was made the German princes, and specially the Lansgrave, would get the French king to renounce it in return "for some little contribution of aid and entering into a straiter amity." Paget said that the Lansgrave had lately served the King very ill. "I warrant ye," quoth Sturmius, "it was without his knowledge that that knave Riffenberg did, and that shall ye well see." And so he took leave and returned to Ardre.
Trusts that the King will approve these private conferences. Is sure that no hurt can come of them, for he never talks "but with one at once." Having little left to do here, intends tomorrow to visit Bullen and be here again on Sunday or Monday night. Guisnes, the 27th in the morning, (fn. n1) the wind blowing tempestuously from West North West, so that it will be tomorrow morning ere Francis the bearer can depart, whom I pray you return next.
Pray move the King for the French king's letter touching the aid at the Emperor's being in Provence. Mr. Sadleyr can tell of it, for when he was in your place he had the sorting of all letters to the King "from the French king and such like; or else it remaineth in the study, the keys whereof I left at my house in Chanon Row in the window of my bed chamber to be sent to you, if Mr. Mason have them not." Also send copy of the other letter of the French king touching the 450,000 cr. "You may not let my wife know I go to Bullen, for she feareth the sickness." Pray let Francis deliver my wife's letter.
Hol., pp. 4. Add. Endd.: xxvijo Novembris 1545.
28 Nov. 882. The Privy Council.
A.P.C. 276
Meeting at Westminster, 28 Nov. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Great Master, Privy Seal, Great Chamberlain, Cheyney, Browne, Wingfield, Petre, Sadler, Riche. Business:—Warrant to Williams for 200l. to be conveyed by Mr. Rolfe to Dover and issued by Mr. Gresham and Mr. Wingfelde to Englishmen crossing by passport without conduct, at 12d., 16d. or 20d. per man, according to necessity. Warrant to –––(blank) to deliver to Mr. Knevet 62l. as the King's reward to Morgante, Navarro and Villa Franca. Warrant to –––(blank) to give 10l. to Eden and Burton, servants to the bp. of Winchester, for their journeys of the 22nd and 24th inst. to Antwerp. Letter to Sir Ralf Fane, Thos. Chamberlayne, Dymock and Thos. Averye to instruct Thos. Chamberlayne to require of Riffenberg and others money extorted above their compact and to send to the master of Ordnance at Calais the field pieces, etc., which they have, and then return hither, all except Chamberlayne.
28 Nov. 883. The Privy Council to [Fane and Others].
Add. MS.
5,753, f. 160.
B. M.
Upon your letters to us of the 22nd inst. the King answers that as there seems no great likelihood of Riffenberghe's coming within the time he promised, you, Mr. Chamberlayn, shall remain there to require of him and others such money as they obtained by constraint above their compact and also to answer their reports. The field pieces, ordnance and munition you shall convey to Calais and deliver by indenture to the master of the Ordnance there. Westm., 28 Nov. 1545.
P.S.—You, Mr. Fane, Mr. Averye and Mr. Dymock shall return to the King, leaving you, Mr. Chamberlayn, there for the above purpose. Signatures cut off'.
P. 1. Fly leaf with address lost.
28 Nov. 884. Petre to Lord Cobham.
Harl. MS.
283, f. 336.
B. M.
Upon receipt of your several letters of the 24th inst., "the contynew I related to the King's Majestie," his Highness grants your request for venison "to cheer the strangers withal," and has already taken order for the warrants, and for speedy conveyance over of four or five does. The King has seen the platts for the fortifications of Oye Sluice and will here after send his determination. And where, eftsoons, you repeat mention of the continuance of 100 soldiers at Newnham Bridge, I trust you have by this time received the King's letters of "contentation in that behalf." Westm., 28 Nov. 1545. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: The hundred soldiers to continue still at Newham bridge.
28 Nov. 885. Otwell Johnson to John Johnson.
R. O. London, 28 Nov. 1545:—I forgot to advertise you of 40l. received by exchange from Nicholas Bacon, mercer, for double usance at 26, payable 20th Jan., my bills being made the 16th inst. And directed to Robert Tempest. It was to make up Mr. Tanfeld's money. I have also paid your 60l. to Mr. Judde, alderman, Mr. Smyth furnishing 40l. and I 20l. At the payment of Mr. James Gage, for the King's summer fells, next week, I must charge you by exchange. Mr. Gage showed me yesterday a bill given him by Mr. Cofferer to ask the money, viz. 102l. 18s., "but therein was the shorlinges." Wool sales very slack at Johnson's price, although Mr. Cave and other men are selling much. Has received a gentle letter from Mr. Appenrith. Pray desire my cousin George Haster to get from Thos. Appenrithe's widow a silver taster and a French gymblett which he left there, and which both were Jehan le Blanc's. God has still his scourge for me, for on Wednesday last He struck my brother Gery's lad, "with the plague, as we suppose, for he 'compaineth' much under his arm and is become very sick." I am therefore whipped home again to Limestreet, and trust to take no hurt, for the Lord is "mightfull" to deliver His elect; and "surely I think my boy died of no plague, albeit he went away so suddenly. His time was come, and so shall all ours at the Lord's pleasure, Who be our guide thereunto!"
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: at Calleis. Endd.: aunsweryd from Calles, etc.
28 Nov. 886. Sabyne Johnson to her Husband, John Johnson.
R. O. Glapthorne, 28 Nov. 1545:—Domestic matters. The parson was with me three or four times for the tithe corn, and I desired him to be content till I knew the "end"; and sent to Mr. Brudenell, when he came from London, for advice. Who sent word "that it was ended, and that my lord Chancellor had given it to the parson," and bade me deliver the tithes, or the parson "upon malice might set both you and me in the Fleet." I then delivered the tithe corn to the parson, who is content to wait for your tithes until your coming.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: at Callais.
28 Nov. 887. Edmond Harvel to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., x. 729.
Wrote on the 22nd, and since has followed the creation of the new duke of Venice, Francesco Donato, a wise and virtuous man, whom the writer has today congratulated and reminded of Ludovico de Larme's matter, which he promises to expedite, excusing its delay by the old Duke's death. By double letters, signified the truce between Christians and the Turk; which is esteemed "not durable, for the evil conditions required by the Turk." It is bruited that truce is concluded between Henry and the French king for two years. Prays God to prosper his affairs as hitherto, specially in the conquest of Boloigne, "which shall be a perpetual monument of the most mighty King Harry the Eight." Venice, 28 Nov. 1545.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
29 Nov. 888. Sir Ralph Sadler.
Validity of his marriage. See Grants in November, No. 78.
29 Nov. 889. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 277.
Meeting at Westminster, 29 Nov. Present: Canterbury, Great Master, Hertford, Cheyney, Browne, Wingfield, Petre, Sadler, Riche. Business:—Thomas Saunders, of Coventry, committed to King's Bench, 9 May last, "for a book touching religion noted with his hand, because that book extended not to any such offence as appeared against the Articles" and he had remained so long in prison, was released with a good lesson.
29 Nov. 890. Henry VIII. to Paget.
R. O.
St. P., x. 730.
Thanks for his discretion in the conference signified by his letters of the 23rd. He shall give ear alone to Sturmius or any other making like overtures; which overtures are not to be declared to my lord of Winchester or to his colleagues until the King shall so command. Considering the crafty devices of France to make profit, now at the King's hand and now at the Emperor's, he shall tell Sturmius that, upon consideration, albeit he is addict to peace and would rather have it by their mediation than otherwise, he dare not advertise the King of the overtures until they have better considered them; for, having been privy to the King's secret affairs, he has known the French king to pretend "fair weather" when he meant nothing less (and here, using a great conjuration for secrecy, he may instance the letters (fn. n2) sent hither written, as Skipper said, out of France for avoiding what pacts they listed upon pretence of the Bp. of Rome's authority), and therefore it were expedient to prove whether they can induce the French king, during this treaty of a league defensive between their masters and France, to forbear treating any marriage with the Emperor and suspend the talk for Myllayn and Piemont until that league is concluded and some way taken in this matter of peace. Thus, he shall say, they shall both decipher the French king's meaning towards them and encourage him (Paget) to write to the King. Bulloyn, he shall say, by which he supposes that Bullonoys is also understood, is no occasion for the King to forbear so great sums of money as are due and have been spent in this war; if, besides, the French king would give Ardre, a dog hole which serves only to expend treasure and cause contention, and the rest of the county of Guysnes, there would be more hope of success in this conference. In this way Paget may assay whether they will utter larger offers and decipher what assurance they can give. If, for answer to the above touching the French king's forbearing to treat of the marriage, they require the semblable touching the treaty which they mentioned between the Emperor and Lady Mary, and the Prince of Spain and Lady Elizabeth, Paget may say, as of himself, in confidence, that if they obtain the French king's written promise therein, he will move the King to do the like touching those marriages.
Agrees to the abstinence by land during the time of treaty, upon condition that they neither shall fortify nor victual by land any of their pieces.
He shall tell Sturmius that it is not enough to say that Henry shall have the daughter of Scotland for his son, but that the conditions must also be explained before he (Paget) dare advertise it; advising him to accelerate the answer of these points, and impressing upon them the great sums of money due to Henry.
Draft, pp. 4. Endd.: M. to Mr. Secretary Paget, xxixo Novembr. 1545.
Calig. E. iv.
B. M.
2. Original letter of which the above is the draft. Dated Westm., 29 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 4. Much mutilated. Add. Endd.
Add. MS.
4.623, f. 24.
B. M.
3. Modern copy of §2 made before the mutilation.
Pp 12.
29 Nov. 891. The Privy Council to Gardiner, Thirlby and Carne.
R. O. Your letters of the 21st and 23rd inst., arriving yesterday, were shown to the King, who takes the answer to "consist in these ij points," viz., (1) his pleasure touching your questions concerning a truce, and (2) the explanation of some things touching the "esclarisshment" of the treaty. The King likes your determination (after communing with the Emperor's Council upon the two articles which were left for further consultation) to send hither your device before delivering it to the Emperor's Council, and stays writing further therein until he sees it. He is pleased that, instead of the words "after the literal and grammatical sense," etc., you shall put the clause devised by you, viz, "bona fide, as the literal sense showeth and none otherwise," adding thereunto "and without any other interpretation."
As to the truce, the King signifies (to be kept to yourselves) that he would have it passed over for a time, lest the conclusion of a truce there might hinder better overtures of a peace at Guisnes, "whereunto his Highness would more gladly give ear than to any truce." If that question be repeated, you "should say that you have not yet received any answer from hence to that point, and that you, as of your selves, do think that we of the Council, having heard from you, by letters, that they said to you that the Prince of Spayn neither mindeth to marry nor may well hear of any such thing, and, knowing again, other ways, for certain, that they have and do treat with France for a marriage for him with the French king's daughter, a person so deformed as is nothing meet to be joined with him, cannot (as you think) but mislike those proceedings; and justly cause them to mistrust and doubt upon your proceedings with France." Considering also that the eclarishment of the treaty, which was to be concluded when Skypperus came home, is deferred, you may say this may have given us cause of suspicion that these delays have some hidden meaning, and therefore you think that they should go roundly to the eclarishment and determine what offers they intend to make to his Majesty for the marriage with my lord Prince, This is also to be set forth by Gardiner, more earnestly, to Skipperus apart, telling him that so many stops and stays seem strange, and reminding him of his own words in England of the necessity of the eclarishment for his own country, praying him to travail to that effect or else that the King may know shortly whereunto to trust.
The King marvels that Gardiner, having such intelligence with both parties, does not "suck out the secrecy and bottom of the matters treated between France and the Emperor," and has not yet signified anything material thereof. Consider well the former instruction sent you concerning the "number of invaders, coming of a greater number to the confines, &c, and assailing by the seas, in all which branches his Highness' pleasure is you shall travail," advertising your articles hither before delivering them, according to your own letters.
Draft, corrected by Petre, pp. 7. Endd.: M. to my lordes of Winchester and Westm., etc., xxixo Novembris 1545.
29 Nov. 892. Kedington Chantry.
R. O. Surrender by Thomas Barnardiston (Barnardeston in signature) of Kedyngton alias Ketton, Suff., esq., of his chantry there with all its possessions in co. Suff, and elsewhere, and also all his lands in Kedyngton alias Ketton and Sturmer, or elsewhere in cos. Suff. and Essex, which he had by grant, 4 March 29 Hen. VIII., of Stephen Vye, clk., late chanter of Kedyngton. Dated 29 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Signed and sealed.
Note by Sir Edw. North that this was acknowledged before him, 28 (sir) Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.
Parchment. See Eighth Report of Dep. Keeper of Public Records, App. ii. 24.
29 Nov. 893. Baron Jeorjus ab Heideck to Henry VIII.
R. O. Wrote last summer that a prince of the lineage of the electors offered to serve the King with 1,000 or 1,500 horsemen, (fn. n3) but, having received no answer, presumes that the letters were intercepted. Relates the story of the Landgrave's late victory over Henry of Brunswick. In that expedition Duke Maurice had 1,000 horse and some footmen. The Emperor collects money and men. The Swiss prepare against the Marquis of Guasto: which the writer thinks to be a French practice against Milan. Count William à Furstenberg secretly levies men. It is easy to believe that they are for the Emperor, but it is not known why. Although truce has been struck between the Turk and the King of the Romans, the bassa residing at Buda makes daily incursions. The Emperor and the Protestants are to hold a colloquy upon religion at Ratisbon, but few princes will be there. The Emperor, the King, and other princes of Europe must look to the religious differences in Germany, as the Turk advances and the princes are in tumult with intestine wars. The King might appoint himself mediator. Fears that the death of the Dauphin and of the elder and younger duke of Lorraine will provoke war; and therefore the King should investigate German affairs, for the French practices are most intricate, and Spanish practices, too, are subtle. 29 Nov. '45. Signed.
German, pp. 4. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. Latin translation of the above headed "Vera relatio earum rerum que in hac epistola ad serenissimum Regem, dominum nostrum, scripta continentur."
Lat. pp. 5. Endd.
29 Nov. 894. Cardinal Pole to Cochlæus
Poli Epp.,
iv., 11.
Has received his letters of 31 Oct. by which it appears that he had not then receivecd Pole's in answer to those therein referred to. Cochlæus says he sent two copies of them, the principal subject being de reservato, ut vocant, Constantiensi. Wrote long ago (fn. n4) that he had commended the matter as if it were his own to the secretary of the Council when he was leaving for Rome. Reports intended proceedings in that dispute between the canons and the bp. of Constance. Trent, tertio calendas Decembris 1545.
895. Cardinal Pole to Cochlæus.
Poli Epp.,
iv. 8.
Apologises for delay in answering three of Cochlæus' letters. Gives his opinion on the subjects of the first two, viz. (1) on the insertion of the Filioque in the Nicene Creed; (2) why the Athanasian Creed was not appealed to on this subject at the Council of Florence. To the third, which was only to commend to him Cochlæus' affairs, replies that he and his colleagues are beginning to deal with them. Trent.
30 Nov. 896. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 277.
Meeting at Westminster, 30 Nov. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, privy Seal, Hertford, Cheyney, Browne, Wingfield, Petre, Sadler, Riche. Business:—Letters written to Mr. Gresham and Mr. Wingfelde at Dover to stay two Frenchmen, late servants to the Sieur de Fonteney, the King's servant, who had robbed him and apparently meant to withdraw over sea.
30 Nov. 897. The Privy Council to Gardiner, Thirlby and Carne.
R. O.
St. P., x. 733.
The King has seen their letters of the 25th, and returns the minute of their capitulations with certain alterations, thanking them for their proceedings and praying them to obtain a speedy end in those matters; upon conclusion of which "you, my lord of Wynchester," shall repair to his presence. Because the Frenchmen have twice invaded his low countries through the Emperor's ground, the King has devised an article, herewith, for remedy thereof in future; to be inserted in this eclarishment. They must travail to have the 24th article to continue as it stands, and, for greater clearness, get the word "common" in the end of it abolished. If the Emperor's Council maintain their former argument ab absurdo the article may be divided, as indeed it contains two parts, the first speaking of transfretation of an army, which can nowise be referred to the common invasion, the words quoties and toties being too general, and the second beginning Promittit insuper, more to their purpose. If they insist upon their argument ab absurdo, the general words of men, armour, horses, &c., may be qualified to mean such of each sort as are not employed by the Emperor. Every effort must be made to obtain the effect of the minute, though, upon occasion, some words may be altered.
Draft corrected by Petre, pp. 3. Etndd.: M. to the bisshops of Winchester and Westm., etc., xxxjo (sic) Novembris 1545.
R. O. 2. The minute of capitulations above referred to, with marginal explanations (in English) in Gardiner's hand.
Lat., pp. 5. Endd.: A minute of the capitulations sent hither from my lord of Winchester, etc.
R. O.
St. P., x. 734.
3. Copy of § 2 with corrections by the King and Petre, as indicated in the state papers.
Lat., pp 7. Endd.: M. of the capitulacions framed by my lord of Winchester, etc., and returned again unto them xxxjo (sic) Novembris 1545.
R. O.
St. P., x. 736.
4. The article referred to in § 1 as devised to prevent recurrence of the invasion of one prince through the other's ground, providing that the invader must make reparation within a month or else become common enemy.
Lat., p. 1.
30 Nov. 898. Roger Pateshale to Anthony Bourchier.
R.O Begs him to pay Mr. Ayer the 30s. he owes the writer; "for the baker have me in extreme suit for your debts and other." 30 Nov. "in the xxxvij."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: "To Mr. Anthony Bocher deliver this in haste."
30 Nov. 899. Vander Delft to Charles V.
viii., No. 174.
Since D'Eick left, who carried the writer's last letters, Paget has gone over sea accompanied by the bp. of Durham. While D'Eick was here there was some talk of sending Paget, apparently to the Emperor; but, as they remain at Calais and the writer received no intimation of their going, he is very suspicious, especially as the Protestant envoys are still there and it is so near the French. All he can yet learn is that they went to meet certain French envoys,—some say the bp. of Soissons and president of Rouen, who have been these eight days at Ardres. Doubtless the Emperor will know more of the matter, both by means of the Ambassadors and by advices from Gravelines. A few days ago, when the King was opening Parliament, the Chancellor made his speech setting forth that the King had been put to great expense by the war and that certain bishops were usurping prerogatives of the Crown. Upon these and other dependent points, Parliament meets daily, and the King is often present. People show goodwill to contribute, hoping for peace. Was four days ago invited by the Lord Admiral to stand sponsor to a daughter of his, the godmothers being Lady Mary and the widowed Duchess of Suffolk. While waiting, held an unimportant conversation with Lady Mary in several languages which she speaks well. She said her constant prayer was for good friendship between the Emperor and the King. London, 30 Nov. 1545.
30 Nov. 900. John Wylkyns to [Lord Cobham] .
Harl. MS.
283. F. 175.
B. M.
I received your letters of the 14th and 17th inst. and, accordingly, sent by John Brane, a mariner of Callys, 4 flaskyttes, 4 trays, a mincing knife and 81b. of cotton for candle wicks. I sent last week by Heckes of Hoo 4 doz. chickens, 19 hens and 10 geese. Smeth came with his hoy to Sanwyche and returned to Callays ere I came home. He left word of two trays which your Lordship set store by. I have sent to Sanwyche for them. I have received answer to all my letters save that I would know whether you would have any oxen before Christmas; for I have bought 80 wethers, 20 hoggs, 20 geese and 2 boars to send next week, and if you will have any oxen they may all go together. I have paid Mrs. Elchebyth 5l. As soon as I can find Thomas, her servant that was, I shall send him to Callays. Ric. Hawcke will be there this week. I can get 4Oqr. or 60qr. of oats at 4s. 4d. I cannot send wood before Christmas unless you send a hoy, "or yf your pleasure be I shall yere one yre" (hire one here). Alyn Wood and I wrote you all we could learn, and what leases are granted out of the lordship of Bendys. I have your book finished of Mr. Ducke, "and ys and thereat," and it shall be made out in parchment by Tuesday or Wednesday. I came from London yesternight to Cobham to meet Rolfe, Collyns, Pelle, Harry Clarke, Chambar and Mr.Pagge, whose accounts due at Michaelmas I have not taken. Pelle, Collyns, and Rolfe promised to be at Rochester fair on St. Andrew's Day, but came not, so that I must defer that receipt till I return from London; for to-morrow I go to London to pay your first payment, and so make an end of your "purges"(purchase) if Mr. Chancellor be my friend. I delivered him your hogshead of wine last week to keep it in mind. I spoke to Mr. Moylle again for your purchase of Bayalle and he promised to remember it. The auditor has not his book sealed as yet, but says it will be finished by Christmas, "and then ye shall have your marshes out," wherein I shall take Mr. Goodreke's counsel as you command. Auston has not paid his quarter's rent. I think I shall have it at my coming to London. "He hacks ys a lowanche for repraycyens done apon a brege; wyche I wyll not a lowe ym tell I knowe your pleasure." He says he wrote to your Lordship. I "plamed" him because his rent is so long behind every quarter day. He claims seven weeks after every quarter by his father's patent, but I have heard your Lordship say that he has only a month. He is sorry that you are displeased. Sawon has not paid his half year's farm of the parsonage of Allyng. I was with Mrs, Elizabeth at Court on Thursday last, and talked with her but a while, because she and other of the Queen's maids waited upon my Lady Mary to my lady of Suffockes house, to the christening of "my lord Hamberell (Admiral) childe and the Emperelles ymebassyter was a nother, and my ladye of Suffocke the thurde, as I harde say." Mrs. Stoner, the mother of the maids, told me "there was nothyng in Mystrys Elchebythe doynges that was to be mysse lekede." Mr. Thomas has been sick of an ague but is well again. I had to buy him "a coitte, cappe, slopes, howsse and shooys," which cost under 20s. Mrs. Caterene is merry at Ansells. Ere I came out of Essex Mr. Bruton was come to London and lies in your house there with Mr. Breges. Mr. Breges' servant brought his master word from Callays that you were content that he lay there, provided that he left on Saturday last; and I have shown Mr. Bruton that you mean to build and alter it, so that he must leave. Cobham, 30 Nov. Signed.
P.S.—I sent to Normanton an indenture made and signed by Mr. Moylle of the marsh which you granted me, to have "your Lordshype and (hand) sette there at." Mr. Moylle will bind me for the performance of it, and would know your pleasure about the fine, minding that you should have the one half and he the other.
Hol., pp. 4. Fly leaf with address lost, unless No. 901 be a continuation of the P.S.
901. [John Wylkyns] to Lord Cobham, Deputy of Calais.
283, f. 174
I enclose inventory of all things that were in the ship, made "at er beyng yere," and would know whether your Lordship received all the money laid out "for the vetelen of your shepe" and the wages. "Thys man that hade thys passeporte dyede yere in Ynglan, and ys wyfe was wt me and sayd he hade iiijli. in ys pourse and that your Lordshype shold lend yme somme of yt to by yme gere to salle wt, for he was a saler." If so, his former captain owes Cobham 40s. for his wages; and if not it were well that the wife had it, who is a poor woman, and the money he had was taken before she came to him, for he died by the way. Not signed.
In Wylkyns' hand, p. 1. Add.: deputy of Calais.
30 Nov. 902. Great Bardfield Chantry.
R. O. Surrender by Wm. Estubye, clk., chaplain of the chantry in the church of Magna Berdefild, Essex, of the said chantry and all its possessions in Magna Berdefelde and Fynchyngfelde, Essex, and elsewhere. Dated 30 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Signed and scaled.
Note by Sir Edw. North that this was acknowledged before him, 14 Dec. 37 Hen. VIII.
Parchment. See Eighth Report of Dep. Keeper of Public Records, App. ii., 8.
30 Nov. 903. Gardiner, Thirlby and Carne to Henry VIII.
St. P., x. 738.
Despatched on Thursday night last. (fn. n5) On Friday, Skepperus and Nigri were with Thirlby and Carne about the special griefs of the Emperor's subjects, Gardiner avoiding that communication as a matter which should not interrupt the special causes of his tarrying here. Thirlby and Carne write thereof in a letter to Master Peter, who was their colleague in the late Diet. Skepperus promised conference with the Emperor's Council upon the 6th and 24th articles, but it was deferred all Saturday because of Grandvela's "disease," as Skepperus came to say, who has daily visited and brought them to Court, and is in great estimation here. Asked him for audience with the Emperor (to whom they had letters) before speaking with his Council.
On Sunday morning Skepperus signified that he would bring them to Court at two o'clock; which he did, and told them that they should first speak with the Council. Their request to speak with the Emperor seemed to cause musing, but no man asked the reason, and, after mention of the merchants' "querelles," they came to the 6th and 24th articles, Grandvela asking them to be content with the writing which was framed in consideration of the greatness of the two Princes, and therefore the number in the 6th article could be no less than that in the 7th, "whereupon to give aid," viz. 5,000 to enter and 5,000 to be in the confines, a war being a greater matter than a giving of aid. The writers answered that the 6th article, which was meant to deter other princes, was not to be compared with the 7th: measuring the 6th article by the 7th, the French king might continually invade the Emperor's countries with 9,000 or under without Henry resenting it, and the 6th article would not be esclarished but wiped out. Grandvela said that the writing delivered by him spoke only of 5,000 to enter. The writers replied that, nevertheless, he would have the case of other 5,000 remaining in the borders or in ships; and, although it was agreed to give credit to the prince's letters, cumber might arise if the invader, to avoid common enmity, undertook to prove the number less. Grandvela said it was a sore matter to make war for the invasion of a small number. Answered that that was true, and therefore when he spoke of 100 or 200 horse the King augmented it to 1,000. He said that he named 100 or 200 only as an example; and he thought 1,000 a small number, and that by agreeing to it the Emperor would evince a wish for war with France. Reminded him that this was no new bond but the old, in which Henry was content to interpret invasio aliqua as requiring 1,000; they desired to have final answer and, even if it were the 10,000, they would signify it to the King. Grandvela said that they were not so resolute; they had given us writing and we had given none again, and they would have us help them. Skore then suggested that if a less number than 5,000, as 3,000 or 2,000, were to multiply their entry it might be sufficient. We asked how many times he meant multiplying to signify, and told him that "we had no commission to speak, but of one entry and with one thousand." They requested that they might deliberate further; and we turned then to the 24th article, wherewith it seems that they would be content in case of common enmity, but think that you might gratify the Emperor by leaving it out, lest the Emperor, by wiping out the articles that go before and leaving it, might seem to encourage you to invade France. We said that it could be no slander to the Emperor to keep the treaty concluded before any peace with France; and showed how we had travailed with you to abate the number of carters. Herein they would not resolve. We showed ourselves weary to talk so long fruitlessly, and then showed how we had advertised you of our conference concerning the overtures of marriages and that you liked their overture concerning the King of Romans' daughter. "At this word Grandvela, joining his hands together, casting himself back and lifting up eyes, said Est il possible? with a marvellous fashion of rejoice, and therewith looked on the President and Skepper and said he thanked God of it;" and then told how he himself suggested it to the Emperor, who liked it, and then he praised the young ladies, and spoke of the importance of this amity for the quiet of Christendom, and, suddenly, he told what ado the Viceroy and he had to induce the Emperor to conclude the last peace with France, and how he himself concluded the treaty in two hours, lest the French king should perceive the Emperor's necessity; and then, returning to the overture, he said that he was glad that you accepted it. We told him that, as they made the overture, they must add conditions meet for my lord Prince. Grandvela said that they would devise therein against our meeting at Utrech, and, as we were going to the Emperor, desired me, Winchester, to show your answer concerning that matter of marriage.
To the Emperor the writers delivered Henry's letters and declared the entry of the Frenchmen through his country, desiring, in accordance with lord Graye's request, that Mons. de Rieulx and the captain of Graveling might stop such enterprises. The Emperor said that the Frenchmen "might not do so nor should not," and he would see Henry content. Told him that that was their only credence, but they had heard that Henry liked the marriage between the Prince and one of the King of the Romans' daughters, "which Grandvela had offered as one of the Emperor's." The Emperor said that he was glad of it, his own younger daughter was promised to Portugal, but his brother's children were as dear to him as his own, and there was choice of them from one year, two year, and he reckoned on to fifteen, and then "came to a juster reckoning and said his brother hath just nine daughters to marry." He said it was Grandvela's suggestion, but he liked it and now liked it much more, and at Utrech we should devise with his Council of it.
Expected further conference with Grandvela today, but Skepperus has come to desire them to consider the business at the Emperor's departure and to prepare to go through with these matters at Utrech. The journey being cumbrous at this season they will not assemble there before the 10th "of this month," when Skore and Prate, who now "sparkle," are also appointed to be there. Some go one way and some another, "and it is a busy matter to find one good way." Will send no advertisement during the journey unless some notable event occur.
Would know his pleasure in the following points, viz.:—
1. How he likes the writing which they devised of the form of covenant to be passed here?
2. Whether in the 6th article invasion shall be understood precisely of 1,000 entering once, or twice or thrice? If he likes these qualifications, viz. "if the prince that invadeth will not within one month make amends " or "if the prince invaded will take it for a cause of war"? Explain how these have been suggested, and their desire to hear how he likes the writing.
3. Whether he will agree to the 24th article standing in case of common enmity, with power meanwhile to buy armour, munition and other necessaries in moderation?
4. As to the marriage, how he will proportion the dower, at what age he will have the lady, what means he will use for seeing her, &c? The king of the Romans must also concur in the contract, and the writers have no commission therein if it come to treaty.
Wish these particulars because distance will in future necessitate "more tract in advertisements." Antwerp, last of November. Signed.
In Gardiner's hand, pp. 12. Add. Endd.: 1545.
30 Nov. 904. Gardiner to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P.; x. 737.
In pursuance of the Council's letters, has laboured to learn [why] the Emperor will neither embrace the marriage of Lady Mary for himself, nor of Lady Elizabeth for the Prince of Spain, and is advertised that it is "put in the Emperor's head" that Henry, mistrusting what the Emperor would attempt in that realm if he had the Lady Mary, would not go through with that matter, and that, as for Lady Elizabeth, qualitas alone dissuades them. Was told this with great adjurations to secrecy, and therefore writes it to Henry himself. Antwerpe, 30 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Edge torn off. Add. Endd.: 1545.
30 Nov. 905. Gardiner to Lord Cobham.
Harl. MS.
283. f. 214.
B. M.
Chr. of Calais
Thanks for his sundry gentle letters. Has spoken diligently to the Emperor's Council that such pullery and wild fowl may pass by Graveling as he requires. "I have no news to write of that ye would know, ye be nearer the market of [them] (fn. n6) than I am. God send them to be in the conclusion such as all good men desire." Begs him to forward the enclosed two letters to my lord of Duresme and Mr. Wallop; and sends commendations to Cobham's wife, and thanks for good cheer. Antwerp, 30 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: deputy of Calais.
30 Nov. 906. Thirlby and Carne to Petre.
R. O.
ii. 353.
The Emperor's Council, at the communication for "esclarsing" the treaty, gave my lord of Winchester and the writers certain articles concerning the intercourse which were sent to the King, and it was concluded that Chancellor Nigri should commune with them upon the said articles and others mentioned at the Diet but not executed. On Friday morning Nigri and Skipperus came and talked of the said other articles (copy herewith). Seeing that they would have all their merchants' grievances which were denied at the Diet provided for by a special covenant, the writers told them that such a provision would be a confession of the injury, but that common grievances ought to be remedied by the prince's command; and for private injuries (they mentioning the matter of Burgus and of the jewels) they themselves had said that matters previous to the last treaty of perpetual peace were thereby discharged, and therefore their merchants should call for justice at the place where they were wronged, which in the cases of Burgus and the jewels was England. We promised them a note of certain common griefs of our merchants and received another of theirs (copy herewith), brought to my lord of Winchester yesternight by Skipperus, to whom we delivered ours. It will be 9 or 10 days ere we again meet. On Tuesday the Emperor goes to Utryke in Holland, "an evil country to travel in this winter." It will be seen in their articles that, by putting to a word of their own, they make some things otherwise than the Diet concluded, "but we mind not to suffer that so to escape." You took a note of such their private complaints as we ended, which it were well to have here, "to answer the last saving three of these their articles." Antewerpe, last of Nov. 1545. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Enid.
R. O. 2. Corrected draft of the preceding.
Pp. 2.
Galba B. x.,
B. M.
3. Contemporary copy of § 1, from which it is printed by Schanz.
Pp. 2.
Lansd. MS.
171., f. 65.
B. M.
4. Later copy of § 1.
Pp. 2.
Galba B. x.,
B. M.
5. "Sacrma Cesarea Matas subsequentes articulos tractatui cum serenissimo Angliae Rege novissime celebrato adjici et inseri cupit," viz. the five articles of No. 802 (2). (fn. n7)
ii. In the recent Diet of Bourbourg the Emperor's commissaries proved a claim for restitution of goods worth 36,000 ducats belonging to certain Spanish merchants whose proctor was Loupes de Carion. It is to be agreed that restitution be made within two months, if not in money, in merchandise. Jerome Crickelman and Gerard Vecman, having the King's safe-conduct, took certain jewels into England which were seized. The King should compel restitution. Other complaints of the Emperor's subjects, left by the Diet of Bourbourg undecided, should be expedited, and the Emperor offers in turn to do justice if the King's subjects have any complaints. Another complaint has come from certain of the Emperor's subjects that English ships have taken from their ships 60 tuns of wine bought by them in France, which should be restored.
Lat., pp. 4. Headed in another hand: [Brug]ei xijo Novembr. 1545.
Lansd. MS.
171, f. 61b.
B. M.
6. Modern copy of § 5.
Pp. 3. Headed. "Burgi xij Novembris 1545."
Galba B. x.,
B. M.
7. Besides the articles lately exhibited on the Emperor's part to the King of England's ambassadors, at Bruges, touching the right "theloneorum et quorundam privatorum sue Cesaree Majestatis subditorum" the following articles which are believed to have been allowed at the recent Diet of Bourbourg may also be exhibited:—
Thirty two articles (with marginal annotations), the first being that the Emperor's ambassador in England may inspect and take extracts from the books made during the last 100 years, "per Anglie publicanos," provided that the English ambassador here may do the like.
Lat., pp. 9. Headed: Antwarpie 28 Novembr. 1545.
Lansd. MS.
171, f. 62.
B. M.
8. Later copy of § 7.
Lat. pp. 5
Lansd . MS.
171. F. 59b.
B. M.
9. "Antuarpie 28 Novembris 1545.—Sequuntur capitula quedam que [sunt] observanda ex tenore tractatus intercursus anni 1495."
That no new impositions be laid upon English and Irish merchants such as those of 5 per cent, and 1 per cent., which ought henceforth to cease. That the said merchants may in the Emperor's countries freely buy and export arms. And seven other articles.
Later copy, pp. 3.
907. English Merchants at Antwerp.
Add. MS.
2.103 f. 164.
B. M.
"Generales querelæ Mercatorum subditorum Sermae" Regie Matis Angliæ."
As the Commissaries of the Queen of Hungary seem to have agreed in some articles in their Conferences with those of the King of England, the latter desire an answer in writing to the complaints of the English merchants as regards the lords of Antwerp: —
(1) As the Queen of Hungary took into her own hands the cause between the lords of Antwerp and the Governor and merchants of the English nation, her Commissaries are requested to urge her to write to the said lords to compel their tolenonarius or craemagister to make restitution of what they have received beyond their privileges. (2) That the Antwerp lords henceforth observe all the privileges hitherto granted to the English merchants; (3) and especially that within — days they declare to the tolenonarius and all their servants assembled together how much they ought to take of said merchants; (4) and compel the wharfmaster to give them a place at the wharf. (5-12) Eight other articles, relating to the importation of English beer, the lading of ships, the having a prison by the English merchants for their subjects, &c. The imports on English beer had been levied for four years, and the Commissioners at Bourbourg said it did not belong to the Emperor, but to the men of Antwerp. So now the men of Antwerp must answer for it; and if they say on the contrary that it belongs to the Emperor, it is against Article 12 of the treaty of 1495 and cap. 3 of the confirmation thereof 1520. The English also have a claim to repayment of the 20th penny exacted from them, if it be imposed on the house and goods; if on the person, it is a new imposition against the treaties. Further provisions suggested to avoid future disputes.
Lat. pp. 7 besides title page. In Gardiner's hand.
Nov. 908. The Privy Council to Fane and Others.
R. O. In answer to your letter to us of the 22nd inst., because there seems no likelihood of Riffenberghe's coming within the time he promised, the King's pleasure is that you, Mr. Chamberlayn, shall remain there to require of him and others such money as by constraint has been paid to them above their compact and to answer their reports. The King's field pieces, ordnance and munition there are to be conveyed to Calais and delivered by indenture to the master of the ordnance there.
Pp. 2. Draft in Petre's hand substituted for another of like effect (which directs that the powder and munition, before being sent to Calais, is to be made up to the full amount "of the licence" and is dated "Westm., the —— day of November.") Endd.: M. to Mr. Fane, etc.
Nov. 909. Documents Signed by Stamp.
R. O. "Hereafter ensueth the names of all such bills, warrants, letters and other writings, to the number of nine and fifty, as the King's Majesty caused me, William Clerc, co stamp with his privy stamp at sundry times and places in the month of November, the 37th year of his Majesty's most noble and prosperous reign. In the presence of Sir Anthony Dennye, knight."
[See note at this point in No. 418.]
1. "A passport for 20 strangers, captains, which served your Majesty in Scotland." (fn. n8)
2. A commandment to the officers of your Mint, at London and elsewhere, to deliver to Martin Pirrye monthly, during four years next to come, 2,000l. st. "in ready money coined, for cakes, ingots, plate and coin to that value. Subscribed by the lord P.S."
3. Lord Clynton. Licence. (fn. n8) G. 8 Nov.
4. Sir Edw. Mountague. To be "chief judge of the Bench." (fn. n9) G. 6 Nov.
5. Sir Rog. Chomeley. Chief Baron. (fn. n9) G. 11 Nov.
6. Sir Ric. Lister. Chief justice of the Common Pleas.† (fn. n9) G. 9 Nov.
7. Warrant to your Mint at York to coin groats. (fn. n8)
8. Warrant to the Chancellor, etc., of the Augmentation Court for lead in Wales to be sent into Ireland. (fn. n8)
9. John Mason and Nicasius Yerteswert. Office. (fn. n8) G. 12 Nov.
10. Mr. Secretary Pagett and John Mason. Office (fn. n8) G. 12 Nov.
11. The same. To have the constableship of Chester Castle. (fn. n8)
12. Mr. Secretary Pagett. Wardship. (fn. n8) G. 12 Nov.
13. Creswell, of the Buttery. Licence to shoot "in a crosbowe." (fn. n8)
14. Thomas Houghton, clk. Prebend. (fn. n8) G. 21 Nov.
15. Steph. Wilde, Edm. Hodshon and others. Pardon for the slaying of John Horton "by chance medly." Examined by Mr. Hare, and at the Queen's suit. G. 19 Nov.
16. Warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver stuff and apparel for my Lady Mary.
17. The like for "his" (qu. her?) Grace's women and footmen.
18. The like for my Lady Elizabeth and her Grace's women.
19. A letter to the mayor and aldermen of London to elect Robert Brooke to be their Recorder. (fn. n9)
20. Warrant to the Exchequer for 1,200l. for Dominico Erizo, merchant, to be had upon the custom of such goods as he shall import or export, in part payment for stuff which your Majesty bought of him and Anthony Cassydonye, a like warrant signed in October last being lost by negligence of Mr. Godsalve's clerk. Preferred by Sir Ant. Dennye.
21. A commission to the bp. of Duresme and Mr. Secretary Pagett for foreign matters (fn. n9)
22. Instructions for the same.
23. Warrant for their diets. (fn. n9)
24. "A protection for the lord Maxwell and his friends so long as they shall serve your Majesty truly." (fn. n9)
25. A letter to the abp. of Canterbury to exchange certain of his lands in Suss., Midd., Herts and Kent with your Majesty for certain parsonages in Lancashire. (fn. n9)
26. A letter of request to the bp. of Exon' to grant Peyngton lordship, Devon, to Sir Thos. Speake in fee farm. (fn. n9)
27. A letter of request to the bp., dean and chapter of Exon' to lease Credyton manor and hundred, Devon, to Sir Thomas Darcye for 30 years.
28. A commission to the bp. of Duresme, Mr. Secretary Pagett and Dr. Tregonwell for foreign matters. (fn. n9)
29. A safe-conduct for the French king's ambassadors to come to Calayes, Boloign, etc (fn. n9)
30. Wm. Honnyng. Office. (fn. n9) G. 17 Nov.
31. Thos. Chalener. Office. (fn. n9) G. 18 Dec.
32. Sir Ant. Rous. Office. Subscr. by Sir Ric. Southwell. G. 25 Nov.
33. Ant. Aucher. Office. G. 25 Nov.
34. Warrant to the treasurer of your Chamber to deliver John Mason "such money every month aforehand as he shall think meet for the contentation of your Highness' posts and messengers"; and to take his account and make his discharge twice a year.
35. Edm. Halman, clk Parsonage. (fn. n10) G. 27 Nov.
36. Francis Slyngesbie. To be "jointpatent" with his father as keeper of Haia park, Yorks., parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster (fn. n10).
37. Guy Rauf. Office. (fn. n10) G. 27 Nov.
38. John Angell. "To have a fellowship in the King's Hall in Cambridge upon the next vacation." (fn. n10)
39. Warrant to the Exchequer for 100l. to the ordinary grooms and pages of your Household, by way of reward, as in years past.
40. Warrant for 50 oaks out of Alvingtons wood, Glouc, towards the new making of Chepstowe bridge, Monm. At Mr. Herbart's suit.
41. Sir Thomas Seymour. Purchased (fn. n11)G. 29 Nov.
42. Hugh Mynours. Office. Subscr. by Mr. Vicechamberlain. G. 1 Dec.
43. George Hogg. Office. Subscr. by Mr. Vicechamberlain. G. 23 Nov.
44. Simon Lynche. Office for which he has compounded with Thos. Rolf. At suit of Walter Hendley, attorney of Augmentations. G. 4 Dec.
45. "An erection of a cathedral church in Oxforde where your Majesty's college of St. Fridiswide was. (fn. n11)
46. Sir Ralph Hopton, knight marshal, and Dorothy his wife. Grant. (fn. n11)G. 11 Dec.
47. Dr. Mallett, Queen's chaplain. Deanery of a chapel in Pounctfracte castle. At suit of Sir Wm. Herbert.
48. Ric. Bethell. Office. G. 25 Nov.
49. George Owen. King's physician. G. 24 Nov.
50. John Hudleston, B.A., to have a fellowship in the King's Hall in Cambridge upon the next vacation. At suit of the Lady Elizabeth.
51. Bill for an exchange of lands between your Majesty and the bp. of Excestour. (fn. n11)
52. Indenture between your Majesty and the bp. for the same. (fn. n11)
53. A letter to the dean and chapter of Welles to suffer Richard Pigott, of the Chapel, to reside upon his prebend there, "notwithstanding his laity." At suit of Sir Thos. Henneage.
54. John Childerley. To be a yeoman waiter in the Tower, with 6d. a day, rice Thos. Lynnett. At suit of the lieutenant there.
55. Warrant to the treasurer of Tenths and First Fruits to pay the Chief Justice 30l., and "every justice of the Benche and Comen Place" 20l. yearly, for an increase of their living. (fn. n12)
56. Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for stuff and apparel to every groom and barber of the Privy Chamber, for the coming year.
57. Schedule for the naming of sheriffs, (fn. n12) G. 22 Nov.
58. Schedule for the naming of escheators. (fn. n12) G. 7 Nov.
59. Schedule for the naming of a sheriff in the Duchy of Lancaster. Preferred by Mr. Comptroller.
Parchment roll of two membranes written on the one side only.
910. Grants in November, 1545.
1. James Michill, one of the King's servants. Grant, in fee, for 186l., of the rectory of Branktre, Essex, in tenure of Wm. Tusser of Revenhall, and the advowson of the vicarage of Brancktre,— Charterhouse near London. Del. Westm., 1 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII— S.B. (signal by Browne, Paget, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Chydley and Staunford). Pat. p. 5, m. 4.
2. Henry Wyldon and John Bell. Grant, in fee, for 180l. 13s. 4d., of a chief messuage and 4½ bovates of land in Huby in the parish of Sutton. Yorks., in tenure of John Hedlam,—Molshye priory; messuages and lands in Huby in tenure of John Bell, and in Sutton parish in tenure of Robt. Browne,—St. Leonard's, York; Skagylden grange in Hovyngham parish, Yorks . in tenure of Alice and John Otterbourne, and a parcel of land called Byrkehagge there, in tenure of John Otterbourne,—Bylande mon. Westm., 2 Nov. Pat. 37 Hen. VIII, p. 14, m. 39.
3. John Pollarde and George Rythe, of Lincolnes Inne, London. Grant, in fee, for 627l. 18s. 4d., of the rectories and the advowsons of the vicarages of Clyfton and Birdecourte, Oxon—late cathedral of St. Mary of Osney (sic); two watermills called Bente Mylle and Mylforde Mylle in Mereden, Salop, in tenure of Marg. Warde—Haughmond mon.; the rectory of Wornall, Bucks, in tenure of John Daves, his wife and Joan their daughter, and the advowson of the vicarage of Wornall, 4 virgates of land in Ickford, Oxon, and a messuage and lands in Thomley, Oxon, leased with Wornall rectory, the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Bryll, Bucks, and a messuage called Lanes Tenement in Brill, leased with the said rectory to Sir John Williams, the manor of Bolshipton, Oxon, in tenure of Thos. Hewster, two alleys there between the said manor and the church of St. Clement and the path leading from the manor to the said church, lately in tenure of John Butler, and certain crofts and closes (named) in Bolshipton leased with the manor to Thos. Hewster,—late college called Kyng Henry th'Eightes Colledge in Oxford; lands in Sheynton, Leic, in tenure of Ric. Sucharde,—Oulvescrofte priory. Del. Westm., 2 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII —S B. (signed by Gardiner, Browne, North, Sir Ric. Southwell, Sir Bobt. Southwell, Chydley and Duke). Pat. p. 17, m. 36.
4. John Williams alias Scotte, of Bedford. Grant, in fee, for 2541. 9s. 7d. of messuages in St. Paul's parish, Bedford, in tenure of Wm. Cockes, Wm. Gubbyon, the Widow Petman, John Capper, Simon Sampson (in le Flesshambles), and John Smythe,—Harrolde mon.; a messuage in the High Street in St. Paul's parish, Bedford, in tenure of Giles Laurens, a barn and two gardens in tenure of Wm. Huxley in St. Paul's parish, and messuages and lands in Bedford in tenure of John Foxe, Thos. Rigge (in the High Street), Thos. Knight. Wm. Godbodye (in Welstreate), John Myller, Giles Laurens (in St. Mary's parish , Hugh Laurens (in High Street, between tenements of Newneham priory and lord Mordaunte), and the fraternity of St. John Baptist,— Chixsande mon.; a messuage in tenure of John West in St. Paul's parish, Bedford, a messuage on the south side of the Chamber of the Fraternity of Corpus Christi, in St. Paul's parish, and messuages, etc. in Bedford, in tenure of Wm. Sutton, John Warner, Thos. George, Ric. Grove, Gerard Staunton, Thos. Smythe, Wm. Smythe, inn holder (le George inn), Wm. Smyth, scrivener (next John Marsham's tenement), Nic. Hogge (next Laur. Tailour's),——(tenant not named) lying next John Mosse's, Wm. Kenson, Percival Hoggeson (adjoining the tenement of Caldewell mon.), Wm. Bourne (Perawtes, in le Poultrie Markett), Hen. Crote two opellas adjoining Robt. Chapman's tenement). Robt. Spencer (next the messuage of Warden mon.), Robt. Hill (le Scolehouse), Wm. Fourthe (next le Harte), Anne West de Peynfeld, next Lord Mordaunte's tenement, John Gedynges (garden in Colles Lane) Thos. Locke (toft in Raye Lane next the tenement of Hen. Locke, jun.), Marg. Parson (a storehouse next Thos. Purvey s tenement in the parish of St. Peter Marton), ——(tenant not named, a messuage next the tenement of the master of St. Leonard's hospital, and a toft beside the tenement of the fraternity of St. John), Wm. Bourne (beside the close of Sir John St. John in St. Cuthbert's parish;. Nic. Dynsey (orchards beside the close of the chantry of Corpus Christi, and beside the rectory there, and a toft opposite the inn called le Cock. Wm. Burges, Wm. Banckes (in Potterstrete, beside Thos. Pyke's in St Mary's parish, John Bylde (in Potterstrete), the master of St. John Baptist's hospital (a toft in Potterstrete), John Spencer (garden in Ryggestrete and a messuage and garden on the east side of the highway in Bedford), Thos. Striger (on the east side of the highway beside the bridge), and John Couper,—Newneham mon.; messuages, &c, in tenure of the master of St. John Baptist's hospital, the chamberlain of Bedford. —— (blank) Cowper (in Potterstrete), Peter Carie and John Wolmer (next "Palmers"),—Elnestowe mon.; messuages, &c. in tenure of Peter Carye (in St. Paul's parish). John Hudson, Thos. Fletcher, Ric. Rychardson, Simon Conyngton, Thos. Barnes, beer brewer, Simon Walleis, John Payne, Simon Wakefeld, Rog. Chaundeler. Thos. Warston,—Caldwellmon.; and messuages, &c, in tenure of Giles Laurens (in St. Peter's parish) Thos. Hopper, John Virgilet, and John Alleyn,—Wardon mon. Del. Westm., 3 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.— S.B. (slightly injured. Signed by Browne, Paget. Baker, North, Sir Ric. Southwell, and others whose signatures are illegible) Pat. p. 6, m-. 9.
5. Roger Stenton. To be master gunner within the town of Portesmouth, Hants, with a fee of 8d. a day from Christmas last. Windsor, 27 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Nov.— P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 11.
6 Thomas Atkyns, of London, and Margaret his wife. Grant, in fee to thesaid Thomas, for 523l. 0s. 5d. of the lordship and manor of Hempstede co. city of Gloucester. 1 ac. of meadow called Blaston Acre in the meadow called Sudmeade in Hempstede in tenure of Thomas Robertes, and a fishery in the Severn within le Ree in Hempstede,—Lanthony priory beside Gloucester. Del. Westm., 4 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Browne. Paget, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Duke and Chydley ) Pat. p. 18, m. 37.
7. Margaret Sympson, widow, Anthony Belassis, clk., and William Belassis, esquire. Grant, in fee, for 2,101l. 11s , of the lordship and manor of Blaterne and Warcoppe, Westmld., with the lands called Cornegillgarthes, and other lands, formerly in tenure of Henry late earl of Cumberland and lately in that of Richard Belassis. and now of the executors of the said Richard,—Bellalanda alias Byland abbey, Yorks; the house and site of the late mon. of Newburgh, Yorks; with all buildings within the said site, and numerous closes and other lands (names and extents given t in Newburgh in Cockewolde parish, known as lez demeane landes of Newburgh mon., and now in tenure of the said Margaret Sympson and Wm. Belassis; also lands (specified) in Newburgh in tenure of Chr. Symondson, Andrew Hunter. John Edmundson. Wm. Gioodson; Hen. Stragott, Jas. Atkynson, John Graye, the wife of —— Freers, John Hughson and Ric. Crossebye (the mills called Piper Milne and Breiste Mylne). also 19 messuages, 3 stables, 2 gardens and 1 close in the town of Newburgh, in the several tenures of the persons above named (except Freers and Crossebye and Wm. Rypley, Ric. Belassis, Alard Gate, Ric. Gylle. John Corbrigge. Marg. Serle, widow, Chr. Harcastell, Jas. Bukyll Cuthb. Hyke and Thos. Graunge. woods called Newburgh Hagges (297 ac) and Dodholme (1 ac),—Newburgh mon. Del. Westm., 4 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Browne, Paget, Baker, North. Sir Robt. Southwell, Chydley and Bacon.)
8. Henry Gascoigne. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Dame Elizabeth Gascoigne late wife of Sir Henry Gascoigne. dec., and afterwards wife of Sir Thomas Hilton, daughter and heiress of Sir Henry Boynton, dec. Del Westm., 5 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. signed by Hynde, Sewster and Beamount.) Pat. p. 6, m. 37.
9. Sir William Penyson, the King's servant. To be keeper of the park and lodge of Whiteley, Berks, which belonged to Reding mon. rice Thos. Myrthe, dec. Windsor, 18 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 11.
10. Sir Edward Mountagu. To be chief justice of Common Pleas, during pleasure. Del. Westm. 6 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 18, m. 35.
11. Richard Bowre, a gentleman of the Chapel Royal. To be master of the children of the said chapel, receiving for the teaching of the twelve children of that chapel and for their exhibition, vesture and bedding, 40l. yearly; to date from 30 June. 37 Hen. VIII. since which time he has by the King's command exercised the office. Windsor, 31 Oct., 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Nov.— P.S. Pat. p. 18, mi. 44.
12. Nicholas Alcok, the King's servant. Licence to export 300 cloths, unbarbed, unwrought and unshorn. Windsor, 18 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 18,m. 45.
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18. Escheators'roll:— Soms. and Dors.—Thos. Clerke. Devon and Corme.—Ric. Newporte. Heref, and Marches of Wales, — Thos. Havard. Shropshire and Marches of Wales,—Thos. Lee. Glouc. and Marches of Wales,— Wm. Stump. Staff.—Walt. Wriothesley Wore,—Geo. Willoughby. Surr. and Suss.,—John Vennar. Kent and Midd., —Edw. Mounynges. Linc.,—Nic.Robertson. Ntht. and Rutl.,Ric. Wake. Yorks,—Wm. Constable, of Shirbourne. Nthld.,—Lionel Grey. Cumb. and Westmid.,—Thos. Sandeford. Notts, and Derb.,—Fras. Merynge. Norf. and Suff., —John Spencer. Beds, and Bucks.,— Robt. Pekham. Cumb. and Hunts.,— Thos. Bolles. Oxon and Berks.—Thos. Vachell. Hants and Wilts.—Thos. Pace. Essex and Herts., — Ric. Higham. Monm.,—Wm. Jones of Kaerlion. Chesh., —Robt. Tatton. Wales:—(T. primo die Decemb. anno predicto) Flynt. — Humph. Dymmok. Denbigh,—Meredith ap Grono ap Gruff. Mongomery,—Rice up Morice ap Ower, Merioneth,—John Vaughan. Carnarvon. —Gruff Davyes. Anglesea —Wm.Wodes. Radnor,—Thos. Lloid. Brecon, Gl'm. Madok. Glam.,—Ed'us a Van. Cardig., —D'd Lloid ap Gruff ap Res. Carm., —D'd Vaughan de Kedwelly. Pemb.,— John Buttler.—S.B. (with note at head of delivery at Westm., 7 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.)
14. Richard Higham. Fiat for his appointment as escheator of Essex and Herts.—S.B. (signed by Norfolk as treasurer of England). Del. 7 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.
15. Sir Edward Clynton, lord Clynton. Licence to export 200 unwrought woollen cloths. Del. Westm. 8 Nov. 36 Hen. VIII.— S.B. Pat. p. 18, m, 24.
16. Sir Richard Lyster, serjeant at law. To be chief justice of King's Bench. Del. Westm., 9 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 2.
17. Alexander Marler. haberdasher of London. Confirmation of a lease (recited) made to him 25 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII. by John Perynge, clk., vicar of Plymouth, Devon, of the vicarage of Plymouth with its mansion and buildings, including the chapel of St. Budoke, and all tithes and emolaments (with reservation to the vicar and his successors of one of the best chambers and stable room for two or three horses) for 60 years, at 23l. rent; Marler and his executors to maintain a sufficient priest "to serve the cure and minister divine service within the said church" and to pay all subsidies, etc., required by the King or the bishop. Windsor, 20 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 16, m. 44.
18. Dors.—Commission to John Williams, Chr. Cheverell, and John Stamweys to make inq. p. m. on lands and heir of Humph. Dymmock. Westm., 10 Nov. Pat. 37 Hen. VIII., p. 12, m. 1d.
19. Sir John Lutterell. the King's servant. Licence to export 500 broadcloths "unbarbed, unrowed and unshorne." Windsor, 6 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 16, m. 9. In English.
20. Robert Acres, yeoman of the Guard, and John Higforde, one of the gentlemen sewers of the Chamber. Grant of the office of bailiff and keeper of the manor and park of Barkeswell, Warw. On surrender of pat. 27 Jan. 20 Hen. VIII. granting the office to Sir Ant. Knyvett and the said Robert on the death of Sir Wm. Compton. Windsor, 1 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Nov.— P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 46.
21. John Yate. of Buckelond, Bucks, and Tobias Pleydell, of Chepyng Faryngton, Berks. Grant, in fee to the said John, for 160l. 19s. 2d., of the manor of Buklond alias Bokelond, Berks, free rents of 4s. 9d. from lands in Buckelond of Walter Fetyplace, lately in tenure of Avisia Bulkley, 40s from lands in Lytilworthe, Berks, of Oriel College in Oxford, 10s. from land called Venelcourte in Lytilworth, late of Robert. Holcote, 20s. from lands in Thrope, Berks, of John Fetypace, and formerly of one Robyns, 10s. from lands in Thrope, of John Wodye, 7s. 6d. from lands called Marlawes Land in Chilrey. Berks, lately of Wm. Fetyplace, 2s. 2d. from lands called Carleton Landes in Tulwerke, Berks, lately of John Yate of Cherney, 22d. from lands called Elcockes Land in Grove, Berks, lately of the said John Yate, and lately in tenure of John Tame, 3s. 8d. from lands in Esthenred, Berks, lately of Thos. Elstone, and lately in tenure of John Starne, 16d. from lands in Shifford Parva, Berks, in tenure of Sir Ant. Hungerford and Dorothy his wife, in right of the said Dorothy, 3s. 6d. from lands in Lamborn, Berks, of Sir Wm. Essex, and lately in tenure of one Osborne, 2s. from lands in Aston Tarrail, Berks, of Thos. Carbord, 2s. from lands in Northmorton, Berks, of Thos. Mayne, 4s. from lands in Sotwell, Berks, of the heirs of Wm. Brownyng, and 14d. from lands called Uppeynges in Okyngham, Berks, of Wm. Avys and formerly of Alice Syvyn, also lands in Wee then red, Berks, formerly in tenure of John Barker and now of John Collyns, closes (named) in Duxford, Berks, in tenure of Andrew Yate. tenements, &c. (specified; in Buckelond in tenure of Ric. Castell (successor to Ric. Cokell), John Sergeant, Thos. Bell. Thos. Bothe and Hen. Dogett, and all appurtenances of the said manor in the places abovenamed.—St. John's of Jerusalem,—Except advowsons. Del. Westm., 11 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Suffolk, Russell, Paget, Sir Bic. Southwell, Sir iobert Soathwell, North, Wm. Whorwod and John Sewster). Pat. p. 6. m. 38.
22. Sir Roger Cholmeley, serjeant at law. To be chief baron of the Exchequer. Del. Westm., 11 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. — S.B. Pat. p. 17, m. 7.
23. Chr. Warwike. Livery of land, as s. and h. of Ric. Warwike, dec. Del. Westm., 12 Nov. 37 Hen. Vin.—S.B. (signed by Hynde, Sewster and Beamount). Pat. p. 6, m. 11.
24. Owen Moryce. Lease of (1) the town of Dolpenmen and (2) the rent of the town of Botenm, in the commote of Evyoneth, and the manor and mill of Newgolf. in the commote of Kemyttemayn, three tenements in Mardreff, parcel of the said manor, and the rent of all the villeins of the commote of Kemyttemayn, parcel of the principality of North Wales; with reservations; for 21 years. On surrender of patents, dated Caernarvon 20 July 26 Hen. VIII. and 14 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII., leasing the two several parcels of the premises to the said Owen. Windsor, 7 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 6, m. 41.
25. Thomas Stephenson. To be clerk of the courts within Inglewood Forest called "le forster mittes," Cumb., and clerk of the courts within the lordship called le Quenes Haymes, Cumb., with profits since the death of George Myers. Windsor, 24 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 16, m. 9
26. John Baker, one of the King's horsemen within the county of Guysnes. Fee of I2d, a day from the Annunciation of St. Mary last. Windsor, 3 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 16, 9.
27. Sir William Paget, one of the two Prime Secretaries, and John Mason, secretary for the French tongue. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of master of the King's messengers, couriers or posts; with fee of 66l.13s. 4d., from Michaelmas last. Del. Westm., 12 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 16, m. 10.
28. John Mason and Nicasius Yetswerte, the King's servants. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of secretary for the French tongue; with fee of 66l. 13s. 4d., from Michaelmas last. Del. Westm., 12 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p, 17, m. 13. (Entry signed by Nirasiua Yetsweirt and Sir Wm. Cordell.)
29. John Hilpe alias Markes, A.M. Presentation to the rectory of Stampford Ryvers, Essex, London dioc, void by the resignation of Wm. Levit, clk. Windsor, 3 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Nov.—P S. Pat. p. 17, m. 18.
30. Richard Cupper, of London, and Walter Cupper, his brother. Grant, in fee to the said Richard, for 330l. 6s. 2d. paid by him, of the lordship and manor of Hugge'ey, Salop, and lands in Huggeley in tenure of John Creslond, and a wood called Huggeley Wood or Higley Wood (40 ac.)in Huggeley,—Earldom of Marche; the lordship and manor of Faukenapultre alias Feckenapultre, Wore, and the lands known as Faukenapultre alias Feckenapultre in Faukenapultre alias Feckenaputre, Droitwiche, Doderhill and Hampton Lovett, Wore, in tenure of John Wheler, — Warwykislandes; the farm in tenure of John Pymble in Brynshop, Heref., and a wood called Gaggan wood (1 ac.) in Brynsfrop,—Wormesley mon.; and the advowson of the vicarage of Huggeley alias Higley. Except other advowsons. Del. Westm., 12 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII — S.B. (signed by Browne, Paget, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell. Chydley and Bacon). Pat. p. 18, m. 7.
31. Sir William Paget, one of the two Principal Secretaries. Wardship and marriage of Chr. And Lazarus Alen, sons (but not lawfully born) of Sir John Alen, dec, alderman of London, who left most of his property to them; and also wardship of their property, accounting to the Court of Chancery for such goods as may be from time to time delivered to the said Chr. and Lazarus. Del. Westm., 12 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Pat. p. 18, m. 42.
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32. Chr. Smyth, one of the clerks of the Exchequer Fiat for his custody of 12 ac. of land in Ledered, called Potesland, Surr., a place of land called Oxencroft in Ledered, and 7 ac. of land in Mykelham, which John Brewster lately held; for 21 years, at 7s. 8d. rent and 4d. increase, and more if any other, without fraud, offers more. Del. 12 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Norfolk, as Treasurer, and subscribed as by mainprise of Thos. Hyde and Thos. Greke).
33. Hugh Welshe of Hereford and Thomas Smythe of Credenhall, Heref. Grant, in fee, for 744l. 12s. 1d., of the lordship and manor of Malmeshill, Heref., a watermill in Malmeshill, and woods called Knasche Coppice, Okewood Coppice, and Pollewood Coppice (30 ac.) there,—Earldom of Marche; and the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Froma Episcopi, Heref.,—Lanthony priory next Gloucester. Del. Westm., 13 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Essex, Paget, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Duke and Chydley). Pat. p. 5, m. 40.
34. Michael Catesbie. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Edw. Catesbie, dec. Del. Westm., 13 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.— S.B. (signed by St. John, Hynde and Sewster). Pat. p. 6, m. 36.
35. Nicholas Rydley, S.T.P., King's chaplain. Presentation to the canonry or prebend in Westminster cathedral void by the death of —— (blank) Turpyn. Windsor, 31 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 18.
36. John Wright, yeoman of the Chamber, alias yeoman of the Guard, of Boulogne. Pardon for the murder of Thomas ap Howell alias Thomas Williams, lately one of the soldiers of Boulogne in the retinue of Captain Basford. Windsor, 29 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 4
37. Richard Mounslowe, clk., King's chaplain. Grant of the fifth prebend in the collegiate church of Gloucester void by the death of Edward Benet. Del. Westm., 14 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 18, m. 45.
38. John Lyppet, of St. Olave's parish, Southwark, Surr., cooper. Pardon for the death of John Portman, whom he killed in self-defence with a "meate knytfe," in the Kynges Heade tavern in St. Magnus the Martyr's parish, ward of London Bridge, and of whose death he is accused by Emma Portman, the widow. Westm., 15 Nov. Pat. 37 Hen. VIII. p. 5, m. 39.
39. John Penne and Lucy his wife. Grant, in fee to the said John, for 926l. 9s. 4½d. of the manor of Codicote, rent of 4s. 4½d. from the hundred of Codicote, a water-mill in Codicote, Herts, in tenure of John Lyames, woods called Radlinge Grove (6 ac.) and Monkes Grove (14 ac.) in Codycote,—St. Albans mon.; the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Curtlington alias Cyrlyngton, with appurtenances in Curtlington and Norbroke. Oxon,—Coventry Charterhouse. Except the advowson of Codycote church and all other advowsons than that of Curtlington. Del. Westm., 17 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Browne, Ryche, Southwell, North, Bacon and Chydlev). Pat. p. 8, m. 4.
40. The Judges Warrant, addressed to Wymond Carewe, treasurer, and the chancellor and others, officers of the Court of First Fruits, for an augmentation of the salaries of the judges, viz., to the Chief Justice of England 30l. and to each of the other justices of King's Bench and Common Pleas 20l. Del. Westm., 17 Nov. 37 Hen VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 16, m. 8. In English.
41. William Honnyng. To be one of the clerks of the Privy Council with 20l. a year. On surrender of pat. 10 May 35 Hen. VIII. appointing him one of the said clerks with 10l. a year. Del. Westm., 17 Nov. 37 Henry VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 16, m. 8.
42. Thomas Chard. Fiat for livery of lands in Essex to him as brother and heir of Wm. Chard of London, brewer, dec, who died seised of a messuage in Estham and Ilford, held of the King's manor of Suthbury alias Abbay Place in socage. Dated 13 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. 17 Nov 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by St John, Sewster and Beaumont).
ii. Fiat for a general livery, it having been found by inquisition, 28 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII., that Wm. Chard died seised of lands in Burport, Bradpole and Achelyngton, Dors., holden in chief, and that the said Thomas is of full age. Dated 13 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm . 17 Nov.—S.B. (signed by St. John, Sewster, and Beamount).
43. Robert Bonham and Dorothy his wife. Livery of lands of the said Dorothy as d. and h. of Gregory Bassett, dec. Del. Westm , 18 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Hynde, Sewster and Beaumont;. Pat. p. 6, m. 1.
44. Thomas Broke, a gentleman usher of the Chamber. To be receiver of the lordships or manors of Mark and Oye in the marches of Calais, vice Thomas Fowler, who surrenders his pat. of 3 June 22 Hen. VIII. that this may be made. Del. Westm., 18 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII—S.B. (subscribed by Sir John Daunce and Sir Ric. Southwell). Pat. p. 18, m. 48.
45. Stephen Wylde, labourer, Edm. Hodshon, merchant, Edw. Pryorman, labourer, Wm. Spicer, labourer, John Claxton, gentleman, all of Darlington, Dham , and John Halle of Hurworthe, Yorks., labourer. Pardon for the murder of John Horton whom the said Wylde killed with a pikestaff at Nesham, Dham., 12 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII., the rest being accessories after the fact. Otelande, 11 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Nov.—S.B. Pat. p. 16, m. 8.
46. John Malte and Ric. Egylston. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of yeoman tailor in the Great Wardrobe. On surrender of pat. 14 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII., granting the office to Malte alone, in succession to Ric. Gybson, dec, Westm., 20 Nov. Pat. 37 Hen. VIII., p. 14, m. 39.
47. Edward Dymmok. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Sir Robt. Dymmok, dec. Del. Westm., 21 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Hynde, Sewster and Beamount). Pat. p. 6, m. 14.
48. David Vincent, the King's servant. Grant of free warren in his manors of Barnack and Pillisgate, Ntht., and all his lands in Barnack and Pillisgate parishes not within the bounds of the King's forest. Windsor, 26 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 10.
49. Thomas Hough ton, King's chaplain. Grant of the canonry and prebend in Peterborough cathedral void by the death of Matth. Why tall. Otelande, 13 Nov. 37 Henry VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 17.
50. William Collyns, elk. Presentation to the rectory of Strete with the annexed chapel of Walton, Bath and Wells dioc, void by death. Otelonde, 12 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Del Westm., 21 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 18.
51. Sir Thomas Speke, a, gentleman of the Privy Chamber. Licence to retain 40 persons in his livery. Oteland, 12 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p 18, w. 35. In English.
52. Sheriff roll headed "Nomina vicecomitum ad Crastinum Animarum ao r. r. Henrici Octavi xxxvijo nominat."
*** Names marked with an asterisk have been pricked by the King.
Cumb.—John a Lee. Robt. Laraplugh,* Sir Thomas Wharton.
Nthld.—John Horsley, John Bydnell, Sir John Witherington.*
Yorks.—Wm. Vavasour,* Sir Chr. Danbie, Sir Edw. Chomley.
Notts and Derb.—George Vernon, Sir John Markham,* Sir John Constable.
Linc —Andrew No well, Sir John Harington, Wm. Daly son.*
Warw. and Leic.—Fras. Pylteney,Wm. Lygh, Sir Ric. Catisbye.*
Salop.Wm. Yong, Wm. Gatacre, Thos. Vernon.*
Staff.—Jas. Leveson, Sir John Harecourt, * Sir Ph. Draycott.
Heref.—Bog. Bodenham, Steph. ap Harry,* Sir Geo Cornewall.
Glouc.—Hugh Davys, Sir Nic. Poyntes,* Arthur Porter.
Oxon and Berks.—Sir Humph. Foster,* Geo. Bawley, Fras. Englefelde.
Ntht.—Ric. Cycell, John Haselwoode, John Cope.*
Camb. and Hunts.—Thos. Hutton, Sir Robt. Payton, Sir Giles Alyngton.*
Beds and Bucks. Fras. Pigote, Thos. Dycons, Lewis Dyve.*
Norf. and Suff.—John Spryng. Sir Edm. Wyndeham,* Sir Wm. Walgrave.
Essex and Herts.—John Conyngesbye, Robt. Litton,* Edw. Grene.
Kent.Sir Percival Harte,* Wm. Sydley, Thos. Roydon.
Surr. and Suss.—John Dawtrie,* John Scott, Wm. Erneley.
Hants.—John Norton, Thos, White, Sir Mich. Lister. *
Soms. and Dors.—Sir Hen. Capell, Sir Thos. Arundell, Nic. FitzJames.*
Wilts.Chas. Bulkeley,* Ric. Scrope, Ambrose Dauntesey.
Devon.—Barth. Fortescue, Sir Hugh Pollarde,* Sir Thos. Denys.
Cornw.—Thos Sentobyn * John Mylaton, Ric. Restaryk.
Rutl—Ant. Coley, Ant. Browne,* Kenelm Digby.
Wore.—Robt. Sheldon, Wm. Gower of Woodewall, Sir Robt. Acton.*
Chesh.—Sir Wm. Norreis, Sir Hen. Delves,* John Holcrofte.
Monm.—Ant. Walshe, Thos. Morgan, John Harry Kemys.*
Denbigh.—BRobt. Salisburie,* Edw. Almour, Gruff, ap Jevan.
Flint.—Peter Moston, John Edwardes,* John Hanmer of Bettisfelde.
Montgom.—Wm.Harbert,* Gruff. Jones, Matth. Prise.
Merioneth.—Lewes Owen," John ap Howell Vaughan, Cadwalader Prise.
Caernarvon.—Hugh Pecke,* Ellis Morice, Gruff, ap Robert Vaughan.
Anglesea.—Ric. Bulkeley, David ap Bice ap LI' in ap Gruff. Ric Hampton.*
Radnor.—Rece ap Glin,* John Knyll, Hugh David Lewes.
Brecon.—Ric. Harbert,* Wm.Awbrey, Edw. Gandes.
Glam.Edw. Lewes, John Bassett,* Jas. Thomas.
Cardig.—Wm. Vaughan,* Ph. William, Thos. Bruyne.
Carmarthen.—John Phelipps,* John Vaughan de Whitlande, Gruff. Dune.
Pembroke.—John Sutton, * Hen. Wirriet, Jaa. Beede.
Del. Westm., 22 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.— S.B.
53. William Clopton of Longmelforde, Suff., and Margaret his wife, Grant, in fee to the said William, for 295l. 11s. 8d., of the lordship and manor of Melforde Monachorum commonly called Monkes Manor in Melford, Suff., a pightel of land called le Barne Yarde (1 ac.) and a close of arable land (6½ ac.) adjoining it leased with the site of the said manor to Simon and Jas. Colman, a barn called le Tyled Barne at the said manor, and four fields (named, 58 ac.) there in tenure of the said Clopton, and other lands specified lying near the mansion of the said Clopton and the cross called Clopton's Cross in Melford. and certain tithes in Clopton's tenure there (except the tithes of the demesne lands of the chief manor of Melforde ), and all other appurtenances of Monkes Manor, and also woods called Monkes Grove ye More 10½ ac), Monkes Grove ye Lesse (3 ac.) and Prestley Grove (3 ac.),—Burg St. Edmund's mon. Del. Westm., 23 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Essex. Gardiner, Petre, Baker, Sir Bobt. Southwell, Sir Ric. Southwell, North, Bacon,and Duke). Pat. p. 16, m. 4.
54. Thomas Hog and George Hog. To have the office of keeper of the great park of Marewood within the lordship of Barnard Castell Yorks., in survivorship. The preamble states that, by pat. 20 —— (blank) 1 Hen. VIII., the office was given to Peter Hog, a yeoman of the Crown, who surrendered it in order that pat. 30 April 7 Hen. VIII. might be made, which granted the office to the said Thomas Hog. a yeoman of the Guard. Otelande, 18 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 27.
55 George Owen, the King's servant. To be King's physician, with 100l. a year, from St. John Baptist's Day last. Otelande, 18 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. 24 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 13.
56. John Hynde, serjeant at law. To be one of the Justices of King's Bench, during pleasure. Del. Westm., 24 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Pat. p. 18, m. 35.
57. Cumb.Commission to Robt. Hynclmer, clk., Hugh Whitened, clk., and Robt. Meynell to make inq. p.m. on the lands and heir of George Smyth. Westm., 25 Nov. Pat. 37 Hen. VIII., p. 12, m. 1d.
58. Anthony Aucher, the King's servant. To be master or treasurer of the King's Jewels, with 50l. a year, from Mich, last, vice Ant. Rous, who surrenders his pat. of 1 May 36 Hen. VIII. Otelande, 18 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 9.
59. John More, the King's servant. Annuity of 10l. out of the manor of Denbigh, in North Wales. On surrender by Edm. Jernyngham of pat 4 Nov. 36 Hen. VIII, granting him the said annuity as previously held by Wm. Bourdet. Windsor, 24 Sept. 37 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 13.
60. Sir Anthony Rouse, the King's servant. To be treasurer of the Chamber and treasurer of the Court of General Surveyors, vice Sir Brian Tuke, dec. Otelande, 17 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII Del. Westm., 25 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 14.
61. Richard Bethell, a page of the Wardrobe of Beds. To be keeper of Malwyke park within the lordship of Denbigh in North Wales, with the herbage and pannage, in reversion after Nic. Fortescu, who now holds the office by pat. 18 March 29 Hen. VIII Otelande, 18 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII Del. Westm., 25 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 36.
62. William Lawrence. Lease of certain closes with a parcel of marsh called Plattes, in Stoke, Suff., lately in tenure of Chr. Ungle (?), and other lands (specified) in Stoke now or late in tenure of Sir Humph. Wingfield, dec. and the said Lawrence, — St. Peter's mon , Ipswich; and the tithes within Wyset parish lately in tenure of ——(blank) Styles,—Runburgh mon.; which premises came to the King by the attainder of Thomas Wolcey, late Cardinal; for 21 years from Mich, last, Del. Westm., 26 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII—S.B. (signed by Southwell and Moyle.) Pat. p. 2, m. 2.
63. John Pylgrym. Lease of a tenement called le Homestall in Wrastlingwourthe, Beds, and certain fields there (names and extents given) in tenure of Ric Holydaie and John Elteham, parcel of lands of Henry late duke of Richmond and Somerset; for 21 years from Mich, last. Del.Westm., 26 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII —S.B. (signed by Southwell and Moyle). Pat. p. 6, m. 21.
64. William Tooke. Custody of all lands in Warle Frankes, Abbes Warle, Raynham and Bedfount, Essex, which belonged to Wm. Ellis dec, during the minority of Anne Ellis, d. and h. of the said Wm.; with wardship and marriage of the said Anne. Westm., 23 Nov.
37 Hen. VIII Del. Westm., 26 Nov — P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 41.
65. Francis Asleby. To be one of the foresters and keepers of the forest of Galtours, Yorks., vice Sir John Jenins, dec Windsor, 27 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Wedtm., 26 Nov.—P.S. Pat. v. 17 m. 10.
66. Oliver Rampons, the King's fifer. Annuity of 18l. 5s., from the Annunciation of St. Mary, 35 Hen. VIII Windsor, 4 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII Del. Westm., 26 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 10.
67. Richard Moryson, the King's servant. Fiat for his appointment as collector of the little custom and subsidy in the port of London, vice Ric. Warner, dec Del. Westm., 26 Nov 37 Hen.VIII —S.B. (signed by Norfolk, as Treasurer of England, with certificate of surety given in the Exchequer signed by Sir Chr. More).
68. Guy Raff, mason, the King's servant. To be master mason of Windsor Castle, with 6d. a day, vice Wm. Reignolde, dec. Otelande, 17 Nov. 37 Hen. VIIL Del. Westm., 27 Nov.-P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 17. In English.
69. Edmund Halman. Presentation to the rectory of Deane, Beds., Line, dioc, void by death of Hen. Slyfylde. Pat. 37 Hen. VIII, p. 17, m. 18.
70. Linc.—Commission to Wm. Quadryng of Erby, Gerard Sothill of Rudborne, and John Bothe of Bysshop Norton to make inq. p. m. on lands and heir of Robt. Angevyn. Westm., 28 Nov. Pat. 37 Hen. VIII p. 12, m. Id.
71. John Pylbarough. To be fourth baron of the Exchequer. Del. Westm., 28 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 17, m. 4.
72. Giles Churchehill, yeoman of the Crossbows. To be bailiff of the manor or lordship of Tottenham and to have the custody of that manor and of Tottenham Wood, parcel of the same, now being void and in the King's gift by the minority of Henry Compton, s. and h. of Peter Compton, dec.; also grant of a messuage, etc., called le Armytage in Tottenham. During the minority of the said Henry. Westm., 28 Feb. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 11.
73. David Edwardes. Lease of a close of pasture called the rabbit warren within the lordship of Bromfeld, co. Denbigh, lately in tenure of Edw. Brereton, dec, and parcel of the said lordship, which belonged to Sir Wm. Stanley, attainted; for 21 years from Mich. last. Del. Westm., 28 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII—S.B. (signed by Southwell and Moyle). Pat. p; 17, m. 12.
74. Henry Hooke, of Southwerke, Surr., beer brewer. Fiat for his custody of a cottage in Shere, Surr., which John Scolmaster, chapman, outlawed for felony, held and two cottages there which Walter Baron, of Shere, outlawed for felony, held; which premises John Westden lately held for a term of years now elapsed; for 21 years from Mich, last; at 3s. 8d. rent and 4d. increase, and more if any other, without fraud, offer more. Del. Westm., 28 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Norfolk, as Treasurer, with Sir Chr. More's certificate of surety given in the Exchequer).
75. John Fulford. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Sir John Fulford. dec. Del. Westm., 29 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.— S.B. (signed by Hynde, Sewster, and Beamount). Pat. p. 6, m. 19.
76. Sir Robert Constable. Livery of land as s. and h. of Sir Marmaduke Constable and Dame Barbara his wife, dec. No note of delivery.—S.B. (signed by Hynde, Sewster and Beaumount). Pat. p. 6, m. 20 (dated Westm., 29 Nov.).
77. Sir Thomas Seymour, the Kings servant. Grant, in fee, for 700l., of the chief mansion and chief messuage called Hampton Place alias Bathe Place in the parish of St. Clement without the bars of the New Temple, London, the messuage called le Kepers House (with garden) in tenure of Ric. Wallaston adjoining the said mansion, a messuage in tenure of Robt. Rede (between that of Ric. Wallaston on the west and that of Ric. Hardyng, tailor, on the east. Hampton Place on the south and the highway on the north), a messuage in tenure of Oliver Maryell (between a tenement formerly belonging to the bpric. of Bath and Wells on the east and the tenement of Marg. Kese on the west, a stable formerly belonging to the said bpric. On the south and the highway on the north), a tenement and garden formerly in tenure of Geo. Osboston, pouchmaker, and now of John Towreson (between the tenement of Eustace Ripley, tailor, on the east and that of John Edlys on the west, Hampton Place on the south and the highway on the north), two messuages in tenure of Peter Hughson (between a tenement, formerly belonging to the said bpric., in which Oliver Moryell now dwells on the east and the tenement, formerly belonging to the said bpric. in which Wm. Haddeff now dwells on the west, a stable formerly belonging to the said bpric. on the south and the highway opposite on the north), a messuage and little garden in tenure of John Man (between the tenement of Ric. Jeloys on the east and that of Robert James on the west, a ruinous house or stable in tenure of Robt. James on the south and the highway on the north), messuages and gardens in tenure of Eustace Bypley and John Porchett, hosier (between the t. in which Geo. Osboston, pouchmaker, formerly dwelt on the east and the tenement of Thos. Hunter, shoemaker, on the west, the highway on the north and Bathe Place on the south) a tenement in tenure of John Andre we (between the tenement, formerly of the said bpric, in tenure of Thos. Semarke. gentleman, on the east and the t. of Ric. Bonde, glazier, on the west, the highway on the north and the chamber called the Surveyor's Chamber, pertaining to Bathe Place, on the south), a messuage called the Cardynals Hatte in tenure of John Sclater (between the tenement formerly belonging to the said bpric, in tenure of Wm. Potter on the east and the tenement lately of John Lovell and now of Peter Forton, bookbinder, on the west, the walls of Bathe Place and walls of Stronde on the south and the highway opposite on the north), a messuage and garden in tenure of George Jackeson (between the tenement of John Dyconson on the east and that of Thos. Hunter on the west, Bathe Place on the south, and the highway on the north), a messuage in tenure of John Andrewe (between the tenement of John Andrewe, formerly belonging to the said bpric. on the east, the said Surveyor's Chamber on the south, the tenement of John Towson, haberdasher, on the east and the highway on the north), a messuage and garden in tenure of John Coke (between the tenements formerly belonging to the said bpric, of Thos. Farlynge on the west and Ric Takyll on the east, the wall of Bathe Place on the south and the highway opposite on the north), the messuage in tenure of Thos. Hunter (between tenements, formerly belonging to the said bpric, in tenure of Henry Savell on the west and John Dykenson on the east, the wall of Bathe Place on the south and highway opposite on the north) and four messuages and one garden in several tenures of John Nodes, Robt. Lodyhame. Chr. Wotton and Thos. Northopp (boundaries not given). Which premises hereby granted all belonged to John bp. of Bath and Wells and lie in the said parish of St. Clement, and were (by Act of 31 Henry VIII.) obtained by William late earl of Southampton, Great Admiral, and the heirs of his body, who died without such heir. Del. Westm., 29 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Baker, Sir Robt. Southwell, North and others whose signatures are illegible). Pat.p. 16, m. 2
78. Thomas abp. of Canterbury. Nicholas bp. of Worcester and George bishop of Chichester. Commission to enquire into and settle the matter of the marriage of Sir Ralph Sadler and Helen his consort which, by reason of a previous marriage between her and one Matthew Barre, is rendered doubtful. Westm. 28 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Nov.— P.S. Pat.p. 18, m. 36.
79. Thomas Hyde. Livery of lands as s. and h. of John Hyde, dec. Del. Westm., 30 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. — S.B. (signed by St. John, Hynde and Sewster). Pat. p. 6, m. 13.
80. Richard Maxwell. Intimation that, on his expressly renouncing all former promises and making humble suit to become the King's subject, he is, with his servants, children and lands, admitted to the King's special protection, sworn the King's subject and granted the priory of Sainct Mary Isle in Scotland. Addressed to the wardens of the Marches. Del. Westm., 30 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII.— S-B. Pat. p. 17, m. 34. In English.
81. Sir Wm. Poulet lord St. John, Great Master of the Household, Sir Edw. North, Chancellor of Augmentations, and Sir Ric. Sowthwell and Sir Thos. Moyle, General Surveyors. Commission to take the account of Sir Ralph Sadleyr, master of the Great Wardrobe and one of the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber, as high treasurer of the wars against Scotland. Del. Westm., 30 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. S.B, Pat. p. 18, m. 24. In English.
82. Licences to alienate (fn. n13) :— Edw. Fetyplace and Eliz. his wife to Thos. Turnar. Land (extent given in Hampsted Norres,Berks. (2nd.) P. 17, m. 5.
Sir Thos, Paston and Agnes his wife, Ric. Hay don and Nic. Rokewood to Robt. Rede. Westhalle manor and lands (extent given) in Darsyngham, Ingaldesthorp, Shernborn, Sandringham, Babingley and Anmer, and the advowson of Darsyngham church, Norf. (2nd.) P. 17, m. 28.
John Bell, clk., and John Tregonwell to Sir Arthur Darcy. Mansion on the eastern side of Charterhouse churchyard in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldergate, in tenure of Lord Latymer. (3rd.) P. 17, m. 25.
Sir Wm. Fermour and Katharine his wife to Ric. Hoo and Thomas Hoo, his son. in fee to the said Richard. Ingworth manor and lands (extent given) in Ingworth, Arpyngham, Colbye, Jaryngham, Ouleton and Stanfeld. (3rd.) P. 17, m. 40.
James Gunter and Wm. Lewys to Sir George Herbert. Manors of Cardyff and Rothe, co. Glamorgan,—Tewkesbury mon., Glouc. (4th.) P. 18, m. 19.
Wm. Sheldon and John Draper to Geoff. Dormer. Messuages and lands (tenants named) in Peterley and Kyngeshill in Great Missenden parish, Bucks.,— Missenden mon. (4th.) P. 17. m. 24.
Wm. Sheldon and John Draper to John Compton. Messuage in Magna Missenden, Bucks, in Compton's tenure,— Missenden mon. (4th.) P. 17, m. 23.
Jerome Westall to John Jerard, woolman, of London. Manor of Hensyngton, Oxon,—Sampforde preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem; and lands in Hensyngton, Bladon and Shipton upon Charwell, Oxon. (4th.) P. 6, m. 8.
George Cavendysshe to John Coxe and John Seymour. Pardon for the alienation by the said George, without licence, by fine levied in Common Pleas at Westm. in Trinity term 35 Hen. VIII., of the manor of Overall in Cavendysshe to be held in trust for Wm. Cavendysshe, son and heir apparent of the said George, and Anne his wife, son (sic, qu. daughter?) of the said John Coxe and the heirs of their bodies, with remainder in default to the right heirs of the said George., (6th.) P. 17, m. 21.
Marmaduke Reyner, yeoman, to Wm. Broke. A tenement and two works called "syclebones" in Leversage in Brystall parish, Yorks, in tenure of Wm. Broke, father of the said Wm.,—Kerkleys priory. (6th.) P. 17, m. 40.
The same to Ric. Roodys alias Sevyer, son of Wm. Roodys alias Sevyer, of Myrffeld, Yorks. Messuage and lands in Myrfeld in tenure of Ric. Lee, except a piece of land called a flatt (5 ac.), le Parson's tithe barn and the close in which that barn stands,—Kyrkleys priory. 6th.) Ib.
Joan Calthorp to Wm. Blenerhayset and Anne his wife. House and site, church, &c., of the late Camelite Friarsr of Burneham, Norf., and lands (specified and tenants named) there which belonged to the same. (8th.) P. 17, m. 4.
Ric Andrewes of Hayles, Glouc, and George Lysle to Ric. Heynes, of Southmeade. Manor of Southmeade in Wesbury parish, Glouc, and a wood called Magdalen Wood (9 ac.) there and common upon Trydlandowne.—priory of St. Mary Magdalennext Bristol. (10th.) P. 17, m. 28.
Ric. Andrewes to Wm. Skevington. All messuages and lands (several tenants named) in Skevyngton, Leic, which belonged to Launde priory and to the mon. de Pratis, Leicester. (10th.) P. 17, m. 24.
Ric. Taverner and Robt. Taverner, of London, to Geoff. Markham and Katharine his wife. Rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Fecknam, Wore.—Shene priory, Surr. (11th.) P. 8, m. 5.
Thos. Riggis of Fulbecke, Linc, and Joan, his wife, to Leonard Browne. Messuage and lands in Welborne, Linc, in tenure of Robt. Letten,—Templebruer preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem. (12th.) P. 17, m. 30.
Henry Payne to Brian Sandford. Grange called Thorpe Rignall in the parish of Thorpe Salven alias Thorpe Rignall, Yorks, in tenure of Chas, Catloff, Joan his wife and Wm. and Henry their sons, also the wood called Streat Comen Wood (30 ac.) there,—Worksoppe priory, Notts. (12th.) P. 17, m. 39.
Francis Fitzwilliams to Roger Chalenour. Moiety of Kempston manor and of lands in Kempston. (14th.) P. 17, m. 23.
Alex. Mather, of Norwich, to Walter Vyncent of Eston, Norf., and Anne his wife. Lordship and manor of Vawces Hall in Eston, which belonged to the late college of St. Mary in the Fields within Norwich, and all lands of that college in tenure of Ric. and Walter Vincent in Eston, Marlingford, Colton, Honningham and Bauburgh (or Bawburgh), Norf. (14th.) P. 17, m. 29.
John Babyngton and Sanchea his wife to Thos. White. Pardon for the acquisition by White, without licence, by fine levied in Common Pleas, of a third part of Tuxforde manor, Notts. (14th.) P. 17, m. 21.
Robt. Newport and Margaret his wife to Sir John Clere. Third part of a moiety of the manor of Peverelles and lands .in Magna Melton and a third part of the advowson of the parish church of Magna Melton. (14th.) P 17, m. 23.
Sir George Darcy and Dame Dorothy his wife to Wm. Grene. Rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Staynton, Yorks., tithes in Staynton, in tenure of Thos. Grene, and in Helluby, Yorks., in tenure of John Cotes, and all appurtenances of the said rectory in these parishes,—St. Oswald's mon. (18th.) P. 17, m. 29.
Sir Ant. Denny to Wm. Toppefeld. Messuage called Crecyes in Melles within B ram f eld parish, Suif., in tenure of Simon Toppefeld, and other lands (specified and tenants named) there. (18th.) P. 17, m. 24.
Wm. Hodges of Myddlechynnocke, Soms., and Wm. Hodges, of London, his son, to John Hannam. Lands in Abbots . , within the parish of Wymbourne Mynster, Dors., and the wood there called Abbottes Strettewood.—S[harbor] ne mon. (18th.) P. 6, m. 29.
John earl of Bath and John Selwode to John Brome. Manor of Wryggebeare alias Wykeborough in South Petherton parish, Soms. (18th.) P. 6, m. 31.
Lord Chancellor Wriothesley to Wm. Thorp. Manor of Leckeford alias Lekford Abbottes, Hants (except tithes of hay therein) as obtained by the said Wriothesley from Augustine de Augustinis, professor in medicines, to whom it was granted by pat. dated ——(blank) of this present year. (18th.) P 5, m. 5.
Sir John Willyams and Ant. Stringar to Wm. Byrte. Wyfilde manor, with appurtenances in Wyfylde (or Wyfolde) and Chadyngton, Oxon.,—Thame mon. (19th.) P. 17, m. 5.
Ric. Todyngton to John Parker. Close and meadow in Barningham, Suff. (19th.) P. 17. m. 23.
Sir Robt. Tyrwhytt, jun. and Thos. Kyddall to George Butler. Lordship and manor of Templeshylles in Shernebroke parish, Beds., and certain closes and woods (named; there,—Melchebourne preceptor and St. John's of Jerusalem. (19th.) P. 14, m. 37.
Robt. Brokesbee and John Bellowe to Ric. Wytton. Lands (extent given) in Sapylby (sic), Line, in tenure of Rog. Smyth. (20th.) P. 17, m. 3.
Wm. Mounson to Rog. Frape. Rectory of Thorney, lands (extent given) in Thorney, Wyggesley and Brodholme, Notts, and the advowson of Thorney vicarage. (20th.) P. 17, m. 3.
John Gyes and Auncellus Gyes, his son and heir apparent, to Thos. Theire, of Brockeworth, Glouc. Two messuages in Brockeworth called Cowpers and Hampen in tenure of Giles Webley. (20th.) P. 17, m. 23.
Wm. Sheldon and John Draper, of Temple Grafton.Warw., to Edw. Grevyle. Rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Weston, Warw.,—Whyston priory. Wore. (20th ) P. 17, m. 23.
John Tasburgh to Thos. Tedman, clk., Robt. Leche, John Davy, Thos. Davy, Steph. Davy and John Knyght, to the use of the said John Tasburgh and Eliz. his wife, and the heirs of the said John. Flixton manor, Suff., and numerous lands and woods (specified, and tenants named) in Flixton, including a water mill, the site of the late priory and the advowson of the vicarage, —Flixton priory. (20th.) P. 17, m. 22.
Sir John Wyllyams and Ant. Strenger to John Grevell. Sesyncote manor, Glouc,—Brewernc mon., Oxon. (20th.) P. 17, m. 42.
Sir John Seynt John to Ric. Fynes. Bloxham manor and lands (extent given) in Bloxham, Oxon. (20th.) P. 17, m. 42.
Ric. Cycell of Parva Burghleye, Ntht., to Wm. Cycell, his s. and h. apparent, and Mildred Cooke, one of the daughters of Ant. Cooke, in tail. Manor or lordship of Esyngden, Rutl. and Line, and all the said Richard's lands in Esyngden, Carelby and Ryall. Rutl. and Line. (21st.) P. 10, m. 2.
John Marvyn to Chr. Willoughby. Manor of West Knoyle alias Knoyll Odyerne, Wilts, and lands (extent given) there; also all his lands held of the King in chief in the parish of Westmoyle (sic), Wilts; all which premises Hugh ap Harry of Preston, Heref, and Eleanor his wife, inter alia, by the name of the manor of West Knoyll alias Cnoyll Oderne, which belonged to Wilton mon., and lands lately in tenure of John Pyke and afterwards of Chr. Willoughby in West Knoyle, obtained of the King by pat. 10 June 33 Hen. VIII. (22nd.) P. 18, m. 19.
Nic. Bacon, of London, to Clement Heigham. Messuage and lands called Fryselles in Saxham Magna, Suff, in tenure of Rog. Glat, Thetford nunnery. (23rd.) P. 10, m. 1.
John Grymesdyche and Robt. Eton to John Eton, son of Laur. Eton. Lands in Budworthe, Chesh., in tenure of George Weder. Hugh Barlowe, Hugh Foster, and Wm. Henworthe, the fishery in Budworthe Mere with three boats, now in the several tenures of Wm. Hardeware, vicar there, Wm. Malboii and John Venables, and tenements in Budworth in tenure of Ralph Nowall, Edw. Shakshaft, Emmota Dutton and Eliz. Akson,—Norton mon. (24th.) P. 17, m. 6.
Jas. Gunter and Wm. Lewes to Wm. Lewes of Llanthewy Rethergh. co. Monmouth. Grange of Morley in the parish of Llanteliowe, Pertholowe and Llanthewe, co. Monmouth, in tenure of Thos, ap Morgan. (24th.) P. 17, m. 39.
Richard Andrewes and Wm. Grosse to George Gyfford. Reversion of three tenements in Buckingham, of a wood called Heremytes Grove in Westbury parish, and two closes called Heremytes Grove or Heremytes Fields there (28 ac), with 2 ac. of wood therein; which premises were, by pat. 14 May 32 Hen VIII , granted to John Josselyn for life, and the reversion of them afterwards granted, by pat. 15 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII., to the said Ric. and Wm. (23rd.) P. 10, m. 2
Alan Chapman and Margaret his wife to John Chapman their son. Manor of Badberham called Brusyer Maner and lands in Badberham, Sawston, Pawnesforde. and Abyngton, Camb. (25th.) P. 14. m. 38.
John Wynter to Wm. Wynter, his second son. Manor and advowson of the church of Wyke and a wood called Fryes Woodes (37 ac.) in Abston parish. Glouc. (26th.) P. 10, m. 3 (cancelled "quia aliter postea per perdonac'.")
Humph Collys and Elizabeth his wife to John Newporte. Nine messuages, etc., in Bridgewater, Soms.,—hospital of St. John Baptid, Bridgewater. (27th.) P. 6, m 31.
Margaret Lutterell, widow, to John Wyndham, Ric. Malett and Mich. Malett, to the use of the said Margaret for life, and after her decease to the use of her second son, Thomas Lutterell, and the heirs of his body, with remainder, in default of such issue, to the use of Nic. Lutterell, her third son and the heirs of his body, with remainder in default to the use of the said Margaret and her right heirs. Site &c. of the late priory or cell of Dunstre, Soms. And closes there (named) which the King leased, 28 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII., to John Lutterell. (27th.) P. 5, m. 41.
John Pryce to John Pycharde. Manor of Ledon and lands (extent given), the tithes of the lordship or manor of Ledon, and two parts of the tithes of Castyllfrome manor in Ledon and Castyllfrome,— St. Guthlac's priory outxide tlie walls of Hereford. (27th ) P. 17. m. 3.
Hugh Welshe of Hereford and Thos. Smyth of Credenhill, Heref., to Ric. Cave. Rectory and advowson of vicarage of Bishop's Frome. Heref., — Lanthony priory, Glouc. (28th.) P. 17, m. 42.
Sir Edw North, chancellor of Augmentations, to John Drake of Exmouth, Devon, and John Drake of Musburye, Devon. Manor of Musburye, 28 ac. of meiidow in Musburye in tenure of John Gei'swell alias Carswell, and a wood called Musburye, Wood (58 ac),—Marquis of Exeter, attainted. (29th). P. 8, m. 5.


  • n1. Meaning apparently the early morning of Saturday the 28th as this letter was evidently written after the last, which is dated the 27th at midnight.
  • n2. No. 417.
  • n3. See
  • n4. See 498.
  • n5. The 26th. See No. 875.
  • n6. Word omitted.
  • n7. These articles and the ensuing section (ii) are printed separately by Schanz, Englische Handelspolitik, ii. 352 and 355.
  • n8. Preferred by Mr. Secretary Pagett.
  • n9. Preferred by the Lord Chancellor. In No. 4 "of the Bench" means de Banco, i.e of the Common Pleas; in No. 6 "of Common Pleas" is a mistake, for he was made ch. justice of the King's Bench.
  • n10. Subscried by the Master of the Horse.
  • n11. Subscribed by the Chancellor of Augmentations.
  • n12. Preferred by the Lord Chancellor.
  • n13. 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 Roll of 37 Hen. VIII.