Henry VIII: December 1545, 21-25

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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'Henry VIII: December 1545, 21-25', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 20 Part 2, August-December 1545, (London, 1907), pp. 504-518. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol20/no2/pp504-518 [accessed 20 June 2024].

. "Henry VIII: December 1545, 21-25", in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 20 Part 2, August-December 1545, (London, 1907) 504-518. British History Online, accessed June 20, 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol20/no2/pp504-518.

. "Henry VIII: December 1545, 21-25", Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 20 Part 2, August-December 1545, (London, 1907). 504-518. British History Online. Web. 20 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol20/no2/pp504-518.


December 1545, 21-25

21 Dec. 1016. Van der Delft to Charles V.
viii., No. 178
Today the Council sent him word that a Spanish comendador lately arrived with letters of recommendation from the Duke of Alburquerque which stated that the gentleman, who had filled an office in the Emperor's chamber, was, in consequence of a dispute with another gentleman, ordered to go to his commandry in Spain, but, not finding favour with the Prince, he had come thence. The Council thought the letters forged; and were the more suspicious because the comendador had passed as Don Pedro Pacheco in one place, Don Pedro de la Cueva in another, and Herrera in a third, and because a French gentleman who recently joined this King's household, M. de Bertheuille alias Fontenay, declared that before St. Disier this comendador gave intelligence about the Emperor's camp to him and other Frenchmen. Answered that the man had come to him two or three times, and did not seem very trustworthy; but he would write to the Emperor. The comendador told him that he was twice sent by the Emperor to the King of France about the ransom of Count William of Furstenberg, and that he had lived long in France. London, 21 Dec. 1545.
21 Dec. 1017. Gardiner, Thirlby and Carne to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., x. 801
From Monday last (fn. n1) until yesternight we have "travailed to obtain some certainty at their hands here"; and they have not been idle. Skepperus has taken much pains, and, without digression from his duty to his master, has shown himself here as he did to your Highness. The Emperor's absence has caused delay. The degrees to which they are brought appear in another packet herewith, which we would not pass but only promised to signify to your Majesty. In the "matter material" we vary upon two points, viz. (1) the name invasion, which you would give to the entering of 1,000 and they only to 2,000 (and they say that enemies would either enter with fewer than 1,000 for fear of being spied or with more than 2,000 for safeguard of themselves), and (2) the 24th article, which they would suspend until the time of common enmity, and meanwhile give you the benefit of an article out of the treaty of Cambreye, the only difference being that, whereas by the 24th article you may buy things wherewith to invade France, by this you may buy them for defence of your pieces. They take their own "prohem" although ours seems more handsome for the matter. Three or four other words, not material, in which they vary are noted in their minute herewith. In this minute are wanting two articles which you would have spoken of, viz., "concerning the bands of the states" and "concerning th'entry of th'enemies by the other's countries." Explain that, although these matters were broached, they were not pressed until more conformity should appear in the principal matters. Doubt whether the Emperor will so bind himself as to make the latter a cause of war; but trust to hear again from Henry before the Emperor comes hither, and before that no answer will be had, "for these men do nothing of their own head, nor in this matter one of them without another, which hath been troublesome to Skepperus." Will take opportunity to require the aid for the year past upon those words, "that they would have pretence taken away." Instant suit is made for redress of the things spoken of at the Diet, but they do not press to have any article for it, as we feared they would. It would gratify them to show them some relief in their handling there.
Have not spoken of the marriage, desiring to accelerate knowledge of things here which Henry has termed the platform of his proceedings with France, with whom he now has communication The Emperor means to keep the feast of the Order here, but is yet at Buldwyke, "as good as 30 mile hence in respect of the foulness of the way, and will not be here before New Year's tide. All his Council is here." Utrek, 21 Dec., in the morning. Signed.
P.S. on a separate slip.—Francis was ready to depart with this when Skepperus came and amended the last articles in two places, as will be seen by the notes. Utrik, 21 Dec. Signed.
In Gardiner's hand, pp. 6. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. Minute of the Emperor's final plan for revision of the treaty of closer amity, differing somewhat from his former minute (No. 1006 § 4). The new articles are printed, and the points of difference noted, in St. P., x, p. 802. There are marginal notes in English in Gardiner's hand, two of them referring to alterations made by Skepperus "this morning." At the end of the article devised to supersede article 24 is a note in Petre's hand to the effect that the King would add to it that "all such harness, horse, and munition for the wars as his Majesty shall cause to be provided, either in Italy or any other country out of the Emperor's dominions, may freely pass at all times through the Emperor's Low Countries, and that such men as shall in small numbers together come to his Highness' service for the wars may also pass without any let."
Lat., pp. 7. Endd. by Gardiner: The fourth and last minute, delivered at Utrek the xxtl of December at night. Also endd. in another hand: M. of th'articles sent to my lord of Winchester xxvjo Decembris 1545.
R. O. 3. Memoranda of the alterations which the English wished to be made in the treaty of closer amity, headed "Devised for the clearing of the treaty." With marginal notes in Gardiner's hand, briefly indicating the view taken by the Emperor's Council upon the various points.
Lat., pp. 2. Endd.: Articles from my lord of Winchester. Also endd. (in the hand of Paget's clerk): These articles I send unto you again, which I brought with me from the Courte. (fn. n2)
21 Dec. 1018. J. De la Brousse to the Queen [Dowager of Scotland].
Balcarres MS.
iii., 118.
Adv. Lib.
Has received her letter by Jehan de Bimon (?) and seen that which she has written to Mons. de Lorges. Has told the news here briefly to Mons. de Drebrou (Dryburgh ?), and how Geo. Douglas had spoken to Mons. de Lorges, who came again today, and Mons. Dengoux (Angus) and Dommelari (Drumlanrig ?), who all say the same, viz. that they are disliked only for not having consented to the marriage, and that great offers were made them to do so. I think they will be friends of Mons. d'Aglinton by means of Mons. de Lorges. If it be fair tomorrow we shall cross the water, where we shall find the Cardinal, "qui nous en contera d'aultres." Has received her orders by La Touche. "Du gli" (fn. n3) (?), 21 Dec.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.: A la Royne.
[21 Dec.] 1019. J. De la Brousse to the Queen.
Balcarres MS.
iii., 111.
Adv. Lib
Neither Mons. de Lorges nor I can write to you "par faulte de papier et pour estre estonnes du basteau, et non sans cauze et peur." I assure you I think La Touche "heu voule avoir espouze brogle (?) no nino et estre a Esterlin." Mons. de Lorges is very anxious to see her, "et quil a opinion que vos prieres [no]us on sauve." If you think fit to see him, send for him, and I am sure he will do your pleasure; but remember he has no horses or mules, "et que Faquelen (Falkland?) est le plus proche. Sy ne venies a Libour (Lillebourg ?) il se libere dactendre ici de voz nouvelles; aultrement aler au li (fn. n4) et partir du premier temps." "De Brontillam," (fn. n5) Monday night.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.: A la Royne. Endd.
21 Dec. 1020. Cardinal Betoun to Paul III.
R. O.
Theiner, 617.
Having public and private business with his Holiness, sends bearer, Alexander Thedaldinus, auditor to the late patriarch of Aquileia, and now the writer's secretary, who last year, in going to France, was captured by English pirates and detained in England some months. He risks his life by crossing the seas, and the writer begs the Pope to lend him credence. St. Andrews, 12 kal. Januarii 1545.
Lat. Modern transcript from Home, pp. 2.
21 Dec. 1021. King Ferdinand to M. de St. Mauris.
Papiers d'
Etat, iii. 204.
The day before yesterday, received his letters of the 3rd inst. and was pleased to learn what passed between the commissioners of the Emperor and France upon the means of establishing the perpetual peace, especially by the marriage therein contained. Has heard from the Emperor that the French commissioners departed without concluding anything, either about the peace or about England. Prays him to continue writing what language the French hold.
The ambassadors de Levante arrived here on the 13th inst. and Monluc left on the 16th for Venice. The Emperor's departs within two or three days. Vienna, 21 Dec. 1545.
22 Dec. 1022. The Privy Council.
A. P. C., 297.
Meeting at Westminster, 22 Dec. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Great Master, Privy Seal, Hertford, Essex, Admiral, Cheyney, Gage, Browne. Business: Warrant to ——— (blank) to deliver to Marryne de Paulo, captain of an Aragusey ship at Hampton, 200l. for service with his ship from 21 July to 12 Sept. Don Petro de Pacheco, alias Don Petro de la Cueva, Spaniard, bringing counterfeit letters from the Duke of Alburkerke, and also suspected "for his double words in his tale," committed to be kept for 7 or 8 days in gentle custody in Mr. M's (fn. n6) house till the Council should further determine.
22 Dec. 1023. Sir William Paston.
Add. MS.
27,447, f. 78
B. M.
Reckoning, made 22 Dec. 37 Hen. VIII., between Sir Wm. Paston and Thos. Woodhouse, Esq., for grain sold to the latter:—
Received from Woodhouse at London on Ascension Eve 34 Hen. VIII., by John Baselie 40l. and at Norwich the following Christmas, 20l.—60l.
Delivered to him at various times. Wheat at 10s. the qr., mestlyn at 8s. the q., and malt at 4s. the q., to the amount of 72l. 16s. Recd. 6l. Due 6l. 16s.
Recd. Ascension Day 35 Hen. VIII. 40l.
Delivered, malt from Castre, Bastwick, Westbeckham, and Matlaske at 4s. a q. 41l. 7s. Due 27s.
Recd. Candlemas 35 Hen. VIII. 50l,
Deld. barley and malt at 4s. a q. to the same amount.
36 Hen. VIII. Deld. barley and malt at 4s. to the Hoye barke, Mr. Burgh's ship and Ant. Loveday, to the amount of 50l.
Due to Sir Wm. Paston for the "joyssement" of 220 sheep at Beckharn, Mids. 35 Hen. VIII. at 3d. a sheep. For the "tathe" of 206 sheep, Mids. 36 Hen. VIII., 61s. 6d. The joyssement of 200 sheep, Mids. 37 Hen. VIII. 60s. The farm of Flodgatts, annis 37 and 38, 10l. Total due from Woodhouse, 77l. 9s. 6d.
Paid by him to Sir John Gresham for Paston, 66l. 13s. 4d. The farm of Wheaker, 36 Hen. VIII., 46s. 8d Due 7l. 9s. 6d.
Due to Woodhouse for the "tythebern" at Paston, Michaelmas 37 Hen. VIII., 10l. For the manor of Wheaker, 66s. 8d. For a weye of salt delivered to Brymer Outlawe, 30s. 14l. 16s. 8d.
Whereof allowed to Sir Wm. for his fee from the late priory of Bromeholm, 26s. 8d. The pension due to the vicar of Paston, 46s. 8d. Repairs to the tithe barn 26s. 8d. Spent by him for Woodhouse at the sending fourth of the soldiers 37 Hen. VIII. 26s. 8d, —6l. 10s. Sir Wm. thus owes to Woodhouse 17s. 2d.
Note at the foot from Sir Wm. Paston to Baselie, reminding him of three sums due to him which are omitted. Will show him more fully on Tuesday. Sunday, 25 Sept. [1547?]. Signature cut off.
Pp. 4.
22 Dec. 1024. [Paget] to Henry VIII.
Calig. E. * * *
iv., 80.
B. M.
. . . . . . . . . . pr[e]vented me and sent fa . . . . . . . . . . . . me for accesse. And after his (fn. n7) arry[val . . . . . [he] (fn. n8) repeted very sobrely the hole [proceedings of] this diet betwene us. He lamented moche [that we must part] without doyng anything, for he thought the F. king woold cum to no other poynt then was overt[ly signified] dec[laring what] displeasure shuld have ensued to or comyn enemy, the Bis[hop of Rome, and what] surety both to them and us by a [peace at this] tyme; and yet yr Mate, he sayd, hereafter to ha[ve still a] pece of yor own mynd. Well, quod I, [you have] herd, I am sure, what hath bene sayd on bo[th sides, and] you can considre that what soever the Frenche [King saith that] he doth in gratiam vestram it is not so, it [is nothing] eles but in rem suam privatam and in detrimentum [aliorum] . . . . is the sequestracion of that we have for other thing . . . . . . [you se how Sturmius vacillat in his overtures] (fn. n9) y[et now he] standyth stiff in the matter of the Scottes, which is [nothing to] the purpose, for you cum to treate a pease betwe[ne us and the French], and not us and the Scottes. And here I made a d[iscourse] of an houre long howe the kingdom of Scotland [should be] holden of yor Mate in feodo, what profes you had [of this, and] what the Scottish kings in tymes past had don for it, what treaty was betwene yor Mate and the grandfather and father of this Prynces, how they had broken the same, how yo Mate delt pie et clementer after the death of both
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. . . . . . . . . in no stede . . . . . . . . . . . . . . treatyes wt us to leave them . . . . . . . . . . . . . . which convent' wt France the Scottes [had lately renew] ed. And why shuld he not leave them aswel . . . . . . . wt as litle dishonor as he did out of the [peace with] th'Emperor. The Frenchmen say, quod he, there is a privy contract [be]twene them and th'Emperor. Who so ever sayth so [sayth] not trewth, quod I, though he be the best of the [French King's] counsail, for I wil not touche the King hym self, [the] thing it self shewyth otherwise, the Scottes beyng [enemie]s to th'Emperor and so used both by hym and his subgettes, and [also] they so used by the Scottes. But yet, quod I, you shall se [here th]e profe of it. And here I repeted the maner of the [coming] of David Panter to th'Emperor at my beyng at [Bruxell]es, how he durst not enter th'Emperor's domenes [with]out saveconduct, but remayning at Cambray [sent] a herald, pretending the cause to be the returne [of t]h'ordre, and therupon was admitted, but not to th'Emperor's [p]resence, for that was refused; and requyryng audience of the Regent for the breking of matters of peax, was not herd, for I was first consulted by her wheder she shuld or no, and uppon my denyal he was reyected, and so fynally sent away; so that there is no such thing * * * * . . . . . . . . . cum not so that his Mate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .ted to here of the Scottes. And here, Sir, [knowing] by the begyning of his talk that t[he reason he came] to me now was to know myn op[inion] . . . sort the breking of it shuld be, wishing . . . . . . honor as myght be, for theey look for a reso[lution from] the F. king) I thought good a litle to [make an] overture to hym in a clowde [after this facion], (fn. n9) s[aying], and contynewyng my discurse of the il nature [of the Scots, I] sayd agayn Speke not of them, for the King my master w[ill not hear] of them, and yet I dare say he woold do [as much for] yor prynces tene tymes as the French king [will. Let] yor prynces (quod I) induce the F. king to lea[ve the Bishop of Rome, q' I]. (fn. n10) If he wil do that you herd my dre[am the other] day; and yet I woold put my fyngrc a l[ittle further] in to the fyre and uppon that condicion to sue by [all means] I culd devise to get sumwhat more of the King [my master]. O! quod I, and I myzt se that day yet I woold pr . . . . to broch for the hole. And if he wil not (quod Brewno) he shall never be sure of us, but it is a thing, quod he, that will not be gotten even by and by but [h] (fn. n11) must have a tyme and a facion to wynn it and can . . . . . .
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. . . . . . . mediatores and shewed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . consaillor myzt use to diswade th' p . . . . . . . . . . . yor master (?) having that which I requyred . . . . [the Scots be]yng abandoned and also the Bishop of Rome] (fn. n12) pea[ce] . . . . . . unlyke to contynew betwene yor two Mates . . . . . soone, or sum other of his posterite beyng [King of] England, of Scotland, of Ireland, having [such a]n entree into the realme of France as he [should] have, beyng in possession of the hole contyes [of Gu]ysnes and Bollonoys, and the F. king on the other [hand] havyng lost both the bishoppe of Rome's [aid] and the Scottes, if any such yor posterite woold . . . to the clay me off France or of the duchies of [Gascon] y or Normandy, as prynces when they be yong [coming] first in to theyr kingdomes desyre the warre for [the] most part. What a losse shuld growe by this bargayn [to] the realme of France? Now, quod he, this is a gret and apparent reasons for these devilles to make to the King to diswade hym from this peax; and I doubt not, quod he, but they se this, and for that cause be so ernest for the Scottes. Wherfor I wol to God, quod he, that we myzt here doe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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. . . . . . of trewe meanyng at . . . . . . . . . . may be so established betwene th . . . . . . . . .shuld be well. But what shall we s[ay if the] French king will cum to no rea[son? I speak], quod he, lyke an Englishman [with] gret protestacions what hart he bare yor M[ate. I will] not departe, quod he, wtout doyng sumwhat. At [least let] us make a treux for a yere, viij monethes, [or less], and I wil tel you what I will do if you [will let] our prynces determin the matter thorowly. I wil homeward, speke wt Mad[ame d'Estampes] and the Quene of Navarre, and tempt them lu . . . . [to the] renunciation of the bishop of Rome, and feale of [them what] hope they have of the peax. I will then . . . . And here he opened to me all the Langrave's ma[nner of] doynges wt France and by whose meanes he is . . . by this John Sturmius, Fraxinius and the R . . . wil discourse the matters at length to hym, f [or he is] a prynce that can abyde to here a counsaillor speke. [I] will show the Kinges affection to hym, the conjunction [in] religion, and how he may redire in gratiam, which semyth somewhat to be toched by these doynges of Riffenberg; and if I may conceyve any hope in . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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. . . . . . . . prynce wt hym for the . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [han]dle the matter that the K's Mate . . . [whereof] I se nothing in France but nous verr [ons] . . . . . . ente bien et il pourra quelque chose avenyr. [The] Lantgrave shalbe somoch . . . . . . the gret flattery and praises of France (as . . . . .th' hope moch of hym) I will write . . . . .bona fide not to let us have further ado [in that] matter, and then may you in th'ende of the . . . . . . as you shall thinke convenient. A treux (quod I) . . . . st a commendacion of his good wil to serve yor Mate. [I can no]t se how it can be and so have I written to . . . . .wt many reasons against and not one for it [but o]nly the gratificacion of yo prynces, and if it [ple]se hym for that respect only to make a treux [he m]ay, but eles there growyth no comodyte or [pro]fet to his Mate by it. O! quod he, I beseche you be not agaynst it but helpe that we may do sum thing or we go. Wel, quod I, bycause I know his Mates inclinacion to yor prynces I wil have more regard at this tyme to that than to [your] (fn. n13) his mr's profet or commodite . . . .
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. . . . . . . . to ref[use] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . thing eles for the peax . . . . . . . . shall aske what answer yor ma . . . . . . . we entend only to myslyke that and . . . . . . . . yor other overtures in more open s . . . . . . . . toched allredy. For the more is offrede, if it be . . . . (fn. n14) the w[ors it will be] for treatyng hereafter, but wil say that . . . . . [Protest] (fn. n13) prynces yor masters is pleased to dest . . . . . whereof, Sir, my lord of Durham and Mr. [Tregonwell] have drawen a forme to be perused by yor Mate [and sent] hither with your pleasure in the same. Wherein, Sir, [it may please] you to signifie yor pleasure [whether that] (fn. n14) by c[ause we be] sure the F. wil also draw a forme of . . . . . . . that we may agre to the alteracion of any of the termes or w[ords] of the treaty, which yr Mate shall returne . . . . the substance of the matter do remayn. Item, [what we] shall do if they wool nedes have the Scottes compre[hended in] the treux. Item, if they move to have the treux proc[eed] immediatly uppon or aggrement, and to take effect wt in [xv or] xx dayes after, for that wt in that tyme it may cum to the knowledge of both yr contreyes thorowly and the same to endure usque ad ultimum Octobris inclusive. Item, what we shall answer if it be moved that the Protestantes and other commissioners . . . . .
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. . . . . . if it be required . . . . . . . . . . . . . . treux that we shall me . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Item, if they requyre any comprehensions . . . . . . . the treaty makyng no mencion of the Scottes [or the bi]shop of Rome, wheder yor Mate wil have any other . . . . .left out, and whom your Mate wil have for yor parte . . . I beseche yor Mate most humbly to signijie yor [plea]sure and in all other thinges which shalbe thought by yor [most] excellent prudence necessary to be added, altered . . . . d or left out. (fn. n15) And fynally, what pencion I [shall] offre Brewno, and wheder it may like yor [Mate to give] hym now his pencion aforehand, which may [serve] now to sum purpose. Sturmius hath in France [as I a]m enformed cccc crownes a yere and (if a blynd [man m]ay judge colors) this hath ten tymes asmoche wytt and . . . y as Sturmius hath. At his departing I entend to [giv]e hym a cyphre if yor Mate be so pleased. The [m]ore secretly that this man be intertened, the better service shall he be able to do to your Mate. And the disclosing of it may be his undoyng. And the more liberall pencion yor Mate shall gyve hym, the surer shall you be off hym, for no doubt in his passage thorow France the will offre hym pencion. And what so ever you shall gyve him is no lenger his heritage then it lykyth yor Mate. (fn. n16) Sir, I beseche yor Mate most humbly at yor feate, how so ever my wrytinges or doynges shal seme folishe to yor Mate, yet of yor gret goodnes to take my good meanyng in gracious parte, for wtout that I desyre no lenger to lyve for my * * *"
Draft in Paget's hand, pp. 8. Much mutilated. Endd.: Mynute to the Kinges Mate, xxijo Decembr' 1545.
22 Dec. 1025. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. Has, since coming home, learnt that all chantries in England shall fall into the King's hands, and wishes a thousand times that Paget were here, for he (the writer) would purchase of the King some small portion of land or houses in London, where he lacks a house to dwell in. Yesterday he presented the King's jewels, and had two large hours talk and pleasant hearing of his Majesty; but did not think it expedient then to sue for a house or twain. Sir William Petre, secretary, yesternight at Court fell suddenly diseased, but is well again. "The man is of a weak nature, and cannot bear such great pains as such secretaries as ye two be are wont to be charged and laden with." Pray entreat lord Cobham to remember my herrings and wine. From your own house at Westm., 22 Dec.
Excuses blots by reason of "an evil pen."
Hol., p. 1. Add.: at Calles. Sealed. Endd.: 1545.
23 Dec. 1026. The Privy Council.
A. P. C., 297.
Meeting at Westminster, 23 Dec. Present: Chancellor, Great Master, Hertford, Essex, Admiral, Cheyney, Gage, Browne. Business:— The younger of Lord Maxwell's sons, relenting to be bound for his father's appearance upon summons, as his elder brother was, ordered to repair to Court this Christmas holidays, at Mr. Secretary Peter's hand, "to be concluded touching his bond therein."
*** Next entry is 27 Dec.
23 Dec. 1027. Prorogation of Parliament.
Add. MS.
9,835, f. 22b.
B. M.
Proclamation for "such noble men and others as repaired hither to Parliament" (and are not specially appointed to attend on the King or Queen, or employed by the Council in putting themselves ready against the King's enemies and about the subsidy) to depart home to their own countries on pain of his displeasure.
Copy, p. 1.
Soc. of Antiq.
Procl., ii. l60 (fn. n17)
2. Mandate to the mayor and sheriffs of London to make the above proclamation. Westm., 23 Dec. 37 Hen. VIII.
Modern copy, p. 1.
23 Dec. 1028. Bishops of Rossano and Caserta (fn. n17) to Cardinal Farnese.
R. O. * * * *
Of the practices of England there is nothing to add except that no appointment is yet reached; at which (a friend reports) Winchester has made some complaint to Granvela, as if suspicious that time was being passed for some other design of the Emperor. Will try to report more certainly from Utrecht. As to France, have heard nothing since Father Guzman left, except that Granvela has told the Duke of Savoy's ambassador that he does not consider the practice of the peace to be broken, and that Father Gusman was sent away only because the Emperor did not think it fitting to treat with such a person. Between Guisnes and Ardres near Calais has been a long conference between two ministers of the King of France, viz., the bp. of Svesson (fn. n18) and President Raimondo, and Secretary Paget for the King of England, in a tent in the country; but no conclusion is known. It is added that, the French going, meanwhile, to put a supply of meal and some 500 sheep (castrati) into the fort made above Boulogne, the English attacked them and took the victuals, and killed 20 or 25 men. The English are indignant at this deed of the Frenchmen and have written of it to Winchester.
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Belduch (Bois le Duc), 23 Dec. 1545.
Ital. Modern extract from Rome, pp. 2. Headed: Di Monsigr di Rossano et Caserta al Cardinal Farnese.
24 Dec. 1029. Parliament.
Journals of
the House of
i. 267-282.
Record of daily attendance of members of the House of Lords, and of the business done, from 23 Nov. to 24 Dec. 37 Hen. VIII, when Parliament was prorogued to 4 Nov. following, with list of the Acts passed. The King was present on the first and last days. The list given of peers, in their order, is as follows:—Abps. of Canterbury and York, bps. of London, Durham, Winchester, Exeter, Lincoln, Ely, Coventry and Lichfield, Norwich, Salisbury, St. Davids, St. Asaph, Llandaff, Carlisle, Hereford, Worcester, Westminster, Bath and Wells, Gloucester, Peterborough, Chester, Bangor, Bristol, Oxford, Chichester and Rochester (from 28 Nov. onwards). Lord Wriothesley (Chancellor), Duke of Norfolk (Great Treasurer), lord St. John (Great Master), lord Russell (Privy Seal), the marquis of Dorset, earls of Hertford (Gt. Chamberlain), Arundel, Oxford, Westmoreland, Shrewsbury, Essex, Derby, Worcester, Cumberland, Sussex, Huntingdon, (fn. n19) Bath and Bridgewater, Viscount Lisle (Great Admiral), and lords Audeley, Zouche, Dallaware, Morley, Dacres, Cobham, Ferrers, Poys, Clinton, Sturton, Scrope, Latimer, Grey of Wilton, Lomely, (fn. n20) Mountegle, Sands, Windesore, Wentworthe, Burghe, Braye, Mordaunte, Crumwell and Parr. (fn. n21)
ii. List of the thirty-two acts passed (in the same order as given in No. 850).
24 Dec. 1030. [Petre] (fn. n22) to Paget.
R. O. This morning, being Christmas Even, 24 Dec., Parliament was prorogued until 4 Nov. next, by the King in person. After hearing the proposition of the Speaker, a great piece of which consisted in laud of his Highness, the King required my lord Chancellor, whose office has ever been to make answer for the King, to permit him to answer himself; and did so with a gravity, "so sententiously, so kingly, or rather fatherly, as peradventure to you that hath been used to his daily talks should have been no great wonder (and yet saw I some that hear him often enough largely water their plants), but to us, that have not heard him often, was such a joy and marvellous comfort as I reckon this day one of the happiest of my life." Gives a long summary of the speech in which the King exhorted his people to more charity towards one another. Encloses bill of the Acts passed. "The bill of books, albeit it was at the beginning set earnestly forward, is finally dashed in the Common House, as are divers others, whereat I hear no[t] that his Mate is much miscontented. The book of colleges, &c., escaped narrowly and was driven [over] to the last hour, and yet then passed only by division of the house.
"The Spaniard who lately was at Callais, who sumt[yme] nameth himself Don Pedro de la Cueva, and sum[tyme] Don Pedro de Pacheco, upon certain suspicions, asw[ell] for that his letters of recommendation from the [duke of] Alberquerq are undoubtedly counterfeit, but speci[ally] for that Berteville hath disclosed that he was a spy for the French king at Landresey, is sequestered to the keeping of Sir Arthur Darcy until word may be had from th'Emperor's Court of what sort [he is].
"The safeconduct men have most heartily procured me to send to you their letters herein enclosed. If you help them, in mine opinion, you shall do a charitable deed. The men have had great losses, and have, as you know, once compounded besides the first towne, and Emer[son] being yet in France, and now comen to an end of his business, if the safeconduct be not continued, cannot bring his goods from thence. Thus much I was prayed to write to you and to desire you further, in case you mind to do them any good, to remember that New Year's day is the last day."
A kinsman of my wife's, named Nicholas [Waf]erour, has prayed me to be a suitor for him, as appears by the enclosed bill. I know not the man, but know a factor of his in London who is honest and substantial. London, 24 Dec. 1545. Signature obliterated.
In Mason's hand, faded and slightly mutilated, pp. 5. Add. Endd.: Mr. Mason to Mr. Secr. Mr. Paget, xxiiij Dec. 1545.
R. O. 2. Modern copy of the preceding, made before the mutilation.
Pp. 4.
24 Dec. 1031. Henry VIII.
The King's speech in Parliament, 24 Dec. 1545.
His chancellors have heretofore well answered such orations as have been set forth in this high court of Parliament but could not so plainly express his meaning as he himself can. Answers "your eloquent oration, Master Speaker," that he thanks his "well beloved Commons" for their praises, and for their consideration of his great charges in their defence, and in the conquest of "that fortress which was to this realm most displeasant and noisome," and which, he hopes, will hereafter become to this nation "most profitable and pleasant." As one who sets more by their loving hearts than by their substance, cannot but take well their free grant of "a certain subsidy here in an Act specified"; and rejoice at their trust in him when, without his request, they commit to his order "all chantries, colleges, hospitals and other places specified in a certain Act." They may be sure that he will not suffer the "ministres" of the Church to decay, or learning to be minished, or the poor to be unrelieved.
There is one thing, however, which they must take pains to amend, and that is their want of charity. Cites St. Paul, [1] Cor. xiii. One calls another heretic and anabaptist, and he replies Papist, hypocrite, Pharisee. This is partly the fault of you, fathers and preachers of the Spiritualty, some too stiff in their old mumpsinius, some too busy and curious in their new sumpsimus, so that few preach truly the Word of God. Amend those crimes, and set forth God's word by true preaching and good example, "or else I, whom God has appointed his Vicar and high minister here, will see these divisions extinct." But you of the temporalty are not clean from malice and envy, for you rail on bishops and preachers, whereas if you know anyone to preach perverse doctrine you should inform our Council or us, whose office it is to reform such behaviour. They are permitted to have the Word of God in their mother tongue, but only to inform themselves and instruct their children, not that they may make Scripture a taunting stock against priests and preachers. I am sorry to hear "how unreverently that most precious jewel, the Word of God, is disputed, rhymed, sung and jangled in every alehouse and tavern," and that the readers of it follow it so faintly and coldly. I am sure there never was less virtuous or godly living, nor God himself ever, amongst Christians, less reverenced. As to the laws now made, exhorts them, the makers, to put them diligently in execution.
The King then said that such acts as had passed both Houses should be read. "Then they were openly read, and to many his Grace assented, and divers he assented not unto."
*** The Speech is also printed in Wilkins, III., 871, and Foxe, V., 534, and was published separately in pamphlet form in the year 1642.
24 Dec. 1032. Ordnance sent to Calais.
Add. MS.
5,753 f. 29.
B. M.
Inventory of ordnance, gunpowder and other munitions shipped in Andwarppe, 24 Dec. 1545, in the Mary and John of London, master John Dryvar, of Lye. Signed: John Dryver.
P. 1. Endd.: A inventorie of the K's Mates ordynaunce and monition sent to Calles.
24 Dec. 1033. Hugh Meire to Henry Bradshawe and Others.
R. O. I understand that the "right honorable, now lord Seynt John," is informed that my old master, William Whorwod, dec., the King's general attorney, declared no will, or, if he did, was not of perfect memory to do so. On Wednesday in Whitsun week last, about 8 or 9 p.m., he declared his last will, in writing, leaving to Margaret Whorwod his wife the third part of his property for life, accounting what she already had assured to her as part thereof, to his servants 100 mks., to his brother Sir Richard Whorwod, clk., and the children of his brother John Whorwod and brother-in-law Roger Fowke 100l., and the third part of the residue to his executors until they had paid his debts, legacies and funeral expenses; and he ordained Mistress Margaret then his wife, Mr. William Grey and Mr. William Walter, then being his clerk, to be his executors. This was done in presence of Mistress Bridget Fastolff, Sir Wm. Broke, clk., Mr. Humphrey Luse, citizen and leather seller of London, Robert Hey, John Barett and Wm. Peyne; and I wrote it upon a cupboard, standing by the bedside where Mr. Wm. Whorwod lay sick, in their presence. He was in as good and perfect memory as any man could be. Written at the parsonage house of Rothestorne, 24 Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To, etc., "Mr. Henry Bradshawe, the King's Majesty's general attorney, Mr. Edward Gryffyn, the King's Highness' solicitator, and to Mr. John Sewster, the King's Majesty's attorney of the Wards' Court, and to every of them."
24 Dec. 1034. The French in Scotland.
Add. Ch.
B. M.
"Roolle de la moustre et veue faicte a Quincorne en Escosse, . . . . . jour de Decembre," 1545, of 479 men of war on foot, French adventurers, under the charge and conduct of captains Brouville and Beaulieu, who being [embarked with a greater number] to return into France are, on account of weather, left here in Scotland; and, until the wind serves, have been ordered by Mons. de Lorges, the King's lieutenant general here, to be paid each 10s. Tournois, by Jaques Veau, the King's Councillor and paymaster of extraordinary expenses of his wars.
The names follow in eleven columns.
Certificate by Loys de Bernezay, Sieur Duboys, commissaire extraordinaire des guerres, that the said 10s. each has been paid. Signed.
Also like certificate by Nicaize Seuyn, contrerolleur extraordinaire de la guerre. 24 Dec. 1545.
French. Large parchment, slightly faded.
[25 Dec.] 1035. The King's Payments.
Add. MS.
27,404, f. 17.
B. M.
"Quarter wagis at Cristemas anno r.r. Henr. Viijvi 37o"
f. 18.
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Sir Ant. Knyvet, lieutenant of the Tower of London, 25l.; and for the poor prisoners' finding, 25l., and for wages of the yeomen of the Tower, 34l. 5s. Sir Wm. Penyson, 10l. Sir Percival Herte, 100s. Nic. Crasyer, astronomer, 100s. Sir Wm. Butte, physician, nihil, quia mortuus. Dr. Benteley, physician, 10l. Pero, the French cook, 56s. 8d. John Bedle of the Jewel House, 33l. 4d. Matth. de Mantua, studman, 4l. 11s. 3d. and for his servant 60s. 10d. Francis de Rege, a rider, 100s. Beatrice ap Ryce, launder, 16s. 8d. Hen. Selle, a hunt 45s. 6d. Ant. Lowe, yeoman, 22s. 10d. Eleanor Hutton, 33s. 4d. Sir Ric. Bawdewyn, priest, 45s. 8d. John Evans, falconer, 50s. Hugh Harrys, falconer, 50s. Edm. Mody 15s. 2d. Wm. Armurer, 10s. Balthasar de Bulla, myllenour, 6l. 20d. Hugh Pigott, 30s. ("paid this quarter unto himself at Hunnesdon 19o Nov. ao 37o — Walter Cely present"). Wm. Lewes, instrument maker, 50s. John Heywood, player on the virginals, 50s. John Lovell, gardener of Richmond, 15s. 2d. ("paid this quarter unto himself 16o Augusti ao 37o"). Nic. Clerke, keeper of Hatfelde, 30s. 5d. Wm. Croughton, hosier. 35s. John Everyngham, yeoman, 30s. 5d. John Johnson, messenger, 25s. Wm. Hamonde of the Leash, 20s. Thos. Wodall, sewer, 30s. 5d. Chr. Hawltef falconer, 33s. 4d. Thos. Welden, keeper of Wyndesore butts, 15s. 2d. Hen. Romayns, locksmith, 13s. 4d. Thos. Vicary, surgeon, 100s. Wm. Philip, writer, 50s. Thos. Cowper, falconer, 4l. 11s. 3d. Sir Brian Tuke and his clerks, nihil quia mortuus. Geo. Node, sergeant of the Hunts. 5l. 14s. Geo. Grenefelde, sergeant of the Hunts, 114s. Wm. Howell, a hunt, 33s. 4d. Jas. Maperley, a hunt, 45s. 6d. Humph. Raynsford, a hunt, 25s. Ralph Mondy, a hunt, 33s. 4d. John Myston, yeoman, 30s. 5d. ("paid this quarter unto himself beforehand 24o Oct. ao 37o"). Robt. Hobbes, keeper of More wardrobe, 45s. 6d. Thos. Spynke, 15s. 2d. Eliz. Darell, 50s. Geo. Doddisworthe, keeper, 45s. 6d. Sir Wm. Herberte, his annuity, 11l. 13s. 4d. John Bourne, a hunt, 33s. 4d. Thos. Wolward armourer. 30s. 5d. ("paid this quarter unto Mrs. Hawte the 19th of August ao 37o"). Ellys Carmyllion, myllenour, 33s. 4d. Bart. Penne, painter, 6l. 5s. Ant. Torte, painter, 6l. 5s. John Amadas, 45s. 6d. Wm. Longe, arrowhead maker, 30s. 5d. Wm. Philipps, writer, board wages, 30s. 5d. Geoff. Bromefeld, buckler maker, 15s. 2d. Ric. Bolton of the Leash, 10s. Massy Villiarde, 100s. John Pitcher of Totenham, 20s. Ric. Atzile, graver of precious stones, 100s. John Vaughan, sewer, 57s. Thos. Decon, porter with Lady Mary, 60s. 10d. Steph. Vaughan, writer, 100s. Thos. Carewe, sewer, 100s. John Towley, yeoman, of Nutley, 45s. 6d. ("paid this quarter unto himself 10o Octobris a  37 "). Simon Burton, player on the virginals, 50s. Walter Doddisworth, a hunt, 33s. 4d. Chr. Mounte, stranger, 100s. John Reynoldes, yeoman, 30s. 5d. Wm. Blakeney, 30s. 5d. Robt. Hynstock, Geo. Birche and Ric. Parrowe, 33s. 4d. John Yerdeley, 45s. 6d. Ph. Chutte, yeoman, 45s. 6d. Geo. Mounte Joye, 60s. l0d. Thos. Smyth, page of the Chamber, 50s. Edw. Davy, Ric. Sayntlowe, and Ric. Fissher, yeomen, each 45s. 6d. John Tournour of Ludlow, yeoman, 45s. 6d. ("paid this quarter unto Edward Basshe to his use beforehand"). Sir Ric. Long, master of the Hawks, 10l. John de Sodo, poticary, 6l. 13s. 4d. Walt. Goodson, a hunt, 33s. 4d. Sir Ric. Long, master of the Buckhounds, 8l. 6s. 8d. Ric. Keiys, yeoman, nihil quia mortuus. John Cary, paymaster of Hunnesdon, 4l. 11s. 3d. John Yonge, yeoman, 30s. 5d. Nic. Alcok, surgeon, 50s. Markes Erle, falconer, 30s. 5d. Thos. Walton, yeoman, 45s. 6d. John Woulfe, armourer, 45s. 6d. Wm. Armurer, yeoman of the Henchmen, 35s. Wm. Beton, organ maker, 100s. Thos. Davy, yeoman, 10s. Thos. Doddisworthe, a hunt, 33s. 4d. Laur. Coke, yeoman, 30s. 5d. Galterus de Lenus, 116s. 8d. John Curwyn, falconer, 4l. 11s. 3d. Ralph Stannowe, schoolmaster of the henchmen, 100s. Thos. Paston, his annuity, 11l. 13s. 4d. Thos. Bill, physician with the Lord Prince, 12l. 10s. Doctor Huick, physician, 50s. Nic. Bacon, student at the law, 50s. John Sidenham, 30s. Robt. Grene, nihil quia mortuus. Nic. de Modeno, 105s. Hen. Webbe, his annuity, 100s. Thos. Guilham, his annuity, 15s. 2d. Elizabeth lady Kildare, 33l. 6s. 8d. Thos. Alsop, potycary, 6l. 13s. 4d. Ric. Vawcer, yeoman, nihil quia mortuus. John Emmyngwey, yeoman potycary, 55s. 7½d. Chr. Duck, groom of the Buckhounds, 33s. 4d. John Nyxon, a rider, 66s. 8d. Florentius de Diaceto, 17l. 10s. Thomas and John Speryn, keepers of the King's bears, 57s. qa di. (sic). Ric. Darryngton "for keeping of the King's mastives and for his servant under him," 105s. 5½d. Robt. Draper, of the Jewel House, 33s. 4d. John Haliley, of the Jewel House, 33s. 4d. John Kyrkeby, of the Jewel House, 26s. 8d. John Parker, of the Stable, 66s. 8d. Geo. Aldewyn, of the Leash, 10s. Thos. Paston, for the keeping of the long gallery at Greenwich. 16l. 13s. 4d. Phelip Lofekyn, widow, 50s. John Heydon. page of the Chamber, 60s. 10d. Marg. Moreton, gentlewoman, 50s. Jasper Gaffoyn, Italian, 106s. 8d. Lawr. Lye, Nic. Jacob, and Robt. Cary, footmen, to each 66s. 8d. (the last "paid this quarter unto himself 18o October ao 37o"). Sir Brian Tuke, of his annuity of 40 mks., 6l. 13s. 4d. (cancelled "quia mortuus"). John Rootes, Frenchman, 10l. Sigewalt Fedryk, 6l. 13s. 4d. Sir Thomas Palmer, late porter of Cales, 50s. Dego de Keiys, Spaniard, 7l. 10s. Laur. Bradshawe, 60s. 10d. Wm. Lancaster, keeper of the King's "connys" at Westminster, 4l. 11s. 3d. ("paid this quarter to himself 28  die Dec. a 37 "). Ric. Mounteyn, keeper of the King's garden at St. James, 45s. 6d. James Taillour, late one of the King's watermen, 30s. 5d. Peter Bidoce, stranger, 12l. 10s. Ric. Ferrys, surgeon, 100s. Ric. Asser, 45s. 6d. Done Michael Vives de Canamas, 18l. 15s. Wm. Hadock, 45s. 6d. Francis Hawke and Barbara his wife 6l. 5s. John Harryson, a rider, 66s. 8d. Robt. Collingwood, crow keeper, 15s. 2d. and for his livery, "to be paid yearly at Christmas by virtue of his warrant in express words, 3 angels," 24s. Sir Robert Bowes, master of the Requests, 25l. John Truechielde, one of the children of the Leash, 10s. Ralph Broke, squire, 7l. 10s. Andrew Staill, gentleman to the Lady Anne of Cleves, 11l. 13s. 4d. Thos. Charde, gentleman to the Lady Anne of Cleves, 100s. Cornelius Zifridus, doctor of physic to the Lady Anne of Cleves, 11l. 13s. 4d. Thos. Carewe, with the Lady Anne of Cleves. 100s. John Bekynsall, gentleman usher, 50s. John Barnardyne, Italian, 12l. 12s. Ric. Bloundell, gentleman to the Lady Anne of Cleves, 100s. Countie Bernarde of Saint Boniface, Italian, 37l. 10s. Lodowicus del Armi, Italian, 37l. 10s. Barnardyne de Ponte, harper, 100s. John Rybaulte, gentleman, 12l. 10s. Ant. Trapyn, gentleman stranger, 10l. Petrus Olivarius, 100s. John Smyth, usher of the Court of the General Surveyors, 4l, 15s. ("paid"). Ric. Hall, messenger, 4l. 15s. John Thomazo Scala, stranger, 25l. Ant. de Bargamo, stranger, 25l. Edw. Same, footman, 10l. Lodowicus Montious, 18l. 15s. George Hollande, surgeon, 50s. James Baker, shipwright, 23s. 5d. John de Fontanaye, 37l. 10s. John Ayliff, surgeon, 7l. 10s. Thos. Edmonde, footman. 10l. Robt. Colson, song pricker, for his half year fee, 40s. Sir John Gage, for his half-year annuity at this Christmas, 33l. 6s. 8d.
f. 25. "Christmas Quarter ao 37o. The names of the yeomen of the Tower of London."— Thos. Lynnet, Hen. Webbe, Thos. Boreham, Robt, Buckerd, Mich. Terry, Jerard Chauncy (nihil quia mortuus), Robt. Raymonde, Wm. Humfrey, Wm. Studley, Ralph Johnson, John Belson, Walt. Myers, John Sterne, Wm. Arcall and John Harrys, each 45s. 8d.
f. 26.
f. 27.
f. 28.
f. 29.
f. 30.
f. 31.
"Quarter wages for the yeomen of the King's chamber in the wages of 4d. by the day, by the King's check roll for Christmas ao 37o"—Thos. Brereton, John Maunche, John Moraunte, Jas. Stretcheley, John Taillour, John White, Thos. Swanlande, Ric. Coke, Thos. Hog, John Clement, John Cowper, John Cadcott (paid to himself 11 Oct. ao 37o), Aleyn Chapman, John Gilmyn, Ric. Reding, Wm. Horseley, Rog. Sparre, Ric. Willing, Wm. Smyth of Surrey, Robt. Bing, Robt. Acres, Chr. Danyell, Thos. Haiys, Rog. Hatcheman, John Been, Geo. Adlam, Davy ap Ho well, Robt. ap Ryce, John a Man, Thos. ap Morgan, John ap Robert, Ric. Bloffeld, Thos. Busshell, Arthur Buckley, Chr. Batirsby, Robt. Birde, John Colley, Ric. Deconde, Hugh Fylkinson (paid to himself 10 Oct. ao 37o), John Fynche, Thos. Gilmyn, Wm. Chekley, Wm. Garsington, Wm. Heybourne, Lewis Gwynne, Thos. Huntewade, John Kytte, John Lee, keeper of Chesperke, Thos. Lawrence, John Lykener, John Lilley, Rog. Lawrence, Wm. Leversage, Ric. Morant, John Man, John Newton (paid to himself 20 Oct. ao 37o), Hugh Norres, John Powes, Wm. Paulmer, John Pye, Reynold Perkynson, John Pawle, Ric. Raye, Wm. Ryve, Ric. Snell, Robt. Smyth, Wm. Smyth of Northampton, Simon Symmes, John Salisbury, John Saunders, Reynold Taillour, Thos. Trowe, Simon Thexton, Wm. Williams, John Decon, Ralph Vawce, Chas. Villers, Richard ap Richardes, Rice ap David, Ithell ap Griffith, David ap Bedowe, Evan Godmore ("paid this quarter beforehand unto ——"), John Stokes, John David of Powes Lande, Morys Eton, Evan Griffith, Ralph Grene, Wm. Goodyere, Wm. Lawry, Robt. Losco, John Massy, John Powle, Ric. Poo, Thos. Thatcher, Robt. Thomas, Wm. Woodgate, Hen. Adam, Wm. Jermyn, Reynold Richardes, John Pyerson, John Reding of Denbigh, Hen. Tavernour, Thos. Thomson, John Kempsall, Ric. Eston, Thos. Packer, Wm. Kechyn (paid to himself 10 Oct. ao 37o), John Martyn (paid to his wife Agnes 10 Oct. a0 37o), Wm. Carvanell, John More, John Lawles (cancelled), Robt. Wise, John Roydon, Thos. Rodon, Thos. Griffith, Hen. ap David, Robt. Hedge, Hugh James, David Loid of Cherbury, Robt. Gibson, Thos. Catlyn, John Hereford, Wm. Avenell, Randall Lee, John Brokyng, John Gallande, Nic. Thurlowe, Thos. Ryle, Robt. ap Moryce, David Lloid of Kiddowen, Robt. Vyolet, Robt. Foxley, Ric. Wheler, Ric. Woodward, Hugh ap Owen, Hugh Griffith, Geo. Baccus, Thos. Bulkeley, Geoff. Bromefeld, Wm. Bisley, John ap Owell, Wm. Griffith of Banger, John Perpoynt, Thos. Childe, John Cowper, John Smyth of Cotingham. and Ric. Stede, each 30s. 8d.
f. 32. "Quarter wages for the yeomen of the King's Chamber in 6d., by the check roll for Christmas ao 37o" — Wm. Corpeson, John Towley, John Burton, John Williams, John Ridgewey, Thos. Gray, Owen Whitton, Ric. Baker, John Litle, Davy ap Roberts, Thos. ap Gronowe, Rog. Griffith, Geo. Lovesey, Steph. Wareyn, John Alleyn, Robt. Stonehouse, Thos. ap Gwilliams, John Higlye, Hen. Holden, Edw. ap Owell, Wm. Dawe, Wm. Moyse, John Hamonde. ("To pay this quarter, and so to continue quarterly to Sebastian Wescote, at Mr. Pers' assignment"), Lewes ap Watkyn, John Gough, John Weste, Ric. Sterton, Ric. Rider, John Holcombe, John Gittons, Hugh Thomas, Mich. Whiting, Robt. Fremlyng, Wm. Arden, Robt. Langdon, Rog. Boxwell, Ric. Sandell, Wm. Bonde, Wm. Penyson, John Kelham ("James Alison is [app]ointed to receive this').
Fragment (?), pp. 32.
1036. The King's Council.
R. O. [Memoranda of consultations of the Council as to the negociations with France.]
"Touching th'alteration of some words, the substance of the matter remaining; my lords think it good that it be referred to the commissioners. Touching (fn. n23) the comprehension of the Scots in the truce; my lords think it very expedient to leave out the Scots if it be possible; and if not, to comprehend them with condition that th'Emperor, etc., so as the time for truce continue according to the former instruction, viz., the last of October. And, in that case of comprehension, that Mr. Paget do despatch to my lord of Winchester for the Emperor's consent. Touching the time of beginning of the truce, to stand to the former instruction as much as may be; and if they cannot be induced to assent to that time, rather than break, to appoint xxti days at the least, or a like time, for giving of notice. Touching a further meeting of the Protestants and other commissioners for both the Princes primo Man, or such other time as shall be thought meet, my lords like it well, so as knowledge be gi[ven in conve]nient time before for appointment of the plac[e and of the] personages for the same. As to the consent to stand to the arbitrament of the Protestants at the new assembly, it is thought good not to agree presently to stand to their arbitrament, and yet, because they should conceive no cause of mistrust, to give them good words of the King's Majesty's good affection towards them, and in the end to say that that point cannot be well answered before his Majesty shall know the names of those princes to whom the mayning of this matter shalbe committed, and whether they wilbe contented to accept the burden of the same. As concerning the persons of the commissioners that shall meet; to answer, and capitulate if it be required, that the same persons that now be in commission shalbe in commission at the new assembly, or other persons of like sort and haviour. Touching the persons to be comprehended, the King's Majesty's pleasure to be known. Concerning the pension for Brewno and money in hand, the King's Majesty's pleasure to be known."
Pp. 2. Endd.: Memoriall.


  • n1. Dec. 14th.
  • n2. See No. 811.
  • n3. From Leith?
  • n4. To Leith?
  • n5. Burntisland
  • n6. Mason's.
  • n7. Bruno's.
  • n8. "repeted" This word is interlined in place of "discoursed to me."
  • n9. Cancelled.
  • n10. The words "quod I" here are visible, but cancelled.
  • n11. The letter "h," apparently for "he," written and crossed out.
  • n12. Cancelled, the words in italics being lost by mutilation.
  • n13. Cancelled.
  • n14. Mutilated interlineation.
  • n15. This passage is underlined as if meant to be cancelled.
  • n16. Here occurs a cross referring apparently to some intended insertion written elsewhere.
  • n17. Verallo and Dandino.
  • n18. Matt. de Longuejoue, bp. of Soissons.
  • n19. Huntingdon does not appear on the list until 7 Dec.
  • n20. Lumley's name appears regularly until the morning session of 16 Dec., after which it no longer appears.
  • n21. The list of the temporal peers summoned, as given by Dugdale, Summons to Parliament, p. 507, agrees generally with the above, but includes Conyers, who (as appears on p. 267 of the Journal) was not summoned until the second session. It also gives the Christian name of the Earl of Sussex erroneously as "Robert."
  • n22. Although in Mason's hand, and endorsed as from him, this seems to be a letter from Petre. See No. 1045.
  • n23. In the margin opposite this article are the words "my l. of Hertford," in Hertford's hand.