Henry VIII: August 1545, 26-31

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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August 1545, 26-31

26 Aug. 218. The King's New Stamp.
See Grants in August, No. 24.
26 Aug. 219. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 236
Meeting at Oking, 26 Aug. Present: Essex, Admiral, Winchester, Browne, Paget, Petre. Business:—Steven van Marle and Ludovic Romayne Fustockworth, Almains, had passport to return home.
26 Aug. 220. The Duke of Lauenburg.
R. O. "Item je, Niclaes Taphoern, par commandement de mon sieur le grandt secretaire de la Majesté du Roy, ay comunicque et tracte avecq Mr. Jan Schut, Sancelier et comissaire ordonné du duck de Sassen et Louwenborch, le xxvje jour d'Aoust comme icy s'enssuit," viz.:—The said Duke will engage to serve the King for six years or longer, except against the Empire, with 2,000 horse and 6,000 foot, having a pension of 4,000 "angelot," wherewith to entertain ten captains and 6 ritmeisters, and 2,000 angelots a month, during active service and for a month, after for himself and 30 halberdiers and all his household, with the same treatment for his retinue as other Almain horsemen for the time in the King's service. Every ensign 400 strong, to consist of 100 armed footmen, 100 hackbutters, and 200 common footmen, and to have 650 pays a month, each pay reckoned at 4 Philippus. Also double pay monthly for 30 horse. Also, for the muster of the footmen called the Anleepgelt 500 crowns at one time for each ensign 400 strong. Also for the Duke's chancery, for the maintenance of the clerks, 150 ducats a month. As to the Duke's table, the Duke remits that to his Majesty.
French, pp. 2. Endd.: Tooching the Duke of Saxon, chauncelour for his Mr.
26 Aug. 221. War Expenses.
R. O. Warrant similar to No. 210 to deliver John Hornyolde 15l. "to be employed at Dover with other sums of money there for the transporting of 5,000 soldiers." Ely Place, 26 Aug. 1545. Signed by Bakere.
P. 1. Add.
R. O. 2. Similar warrant to deliver Thos. Marshe 300l. paid by him, at the Council's command, "to Andrew Lightemaker and his brother————— (blank) Lightemaker in prest upon the wages of their band now arrived at Calece." Elye Place, 26 Aug. 1545. Signed by Wriothesley, Bakere, Sir Ric. Southwell and North.
P. 1. Add.
R. O. 3. Similar warrant to deliver Nich. Arnold, captain within the Isle of Sheppey, towards the entertainment of him and his soldiers 200l. in prest. Eley Place, 26 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII. Signed by Wriothesley, Bakere and Sir Ric. Southwell.
P. 1. Add.
R. O. 4. Similar warrant to deliver John Wrothe and Thos. Goodwyn, who are appointed to carry certain money to Guisnes, 30l. for their charges. Elie Place, 26 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII. Signed by Wriothesley, Bakere, North, and Sir Robt. Southwell.
P. 1. Add.
R. O. 5. Similar warrant to deliver Thos. Marsshe 50l. paid by him, at the Council's command, to two servants lately sent hither from the Focquers and Jasper Duche, as the King's reward. Elye Place, 26 Aug. 1545, Signed by Wriothesley, Sir Ric. Southwell, Bakere and North.
P. 1. Add.
26 Aug. 222. Wriothesley to Paget and Petre.
R. O. Upon receipt of your sundry letters, I spoke with the mayor and brethren and "concluded upon the new minute for the obligations," (fn. n1) which are almost all written and will today be sealed and sent to Mr. Vaughan. I have sent for the Greshams and Mr. Meredithe "to know what is best for the kinds of money and for the repayment"; and will signify their advice to Mr. Vaughan, in accordance with your letters. I have also sent for Mr. Cofferer, Sir Marten Bowes and Mr. Knight "for the money for Ireland," and will write, by next letters, what may be done. I have "sent for Bartilmewe Compayn and the Foulkers' man who shall be despatched, with Duche's man also, according to the King's Majesty's commandment, and when he hath copied out the memorial I shall remit it."
I send you a declaration of receipts and payments since my departure (showing what is paid more than before accounted for), a note of masts and other things now appointed to Portesmouth, and the bills for my lord Gray, my lord of Surrey and George Browne (and I will send your own for the pardons as soon as they can be despatched). I cannot yet get from the treasurers a declaration of the money sent to Calays, Guisnez and Bulloyn since the King's coming over.
Of all which I require you to advertise the King; with thanks for the venison you promised me. Ely Place, 26 Aug. Signed.
P.S.The mayor and aldermen thank the King for granting their petition for the assurance of the repayment of this money, and will devise a minute which I will send, with my opinion. I shall this day take order with Mr. Chancellor of the Augmentations and Sir Richard Southwell touching the lead.
Hol., pp. 2. Add., principal secretaries. Endd.: 1545.
26 Aug. 223. The Antwerp Loan.
R. O. Henry VIII's promise in verbo regio confirming and authorizing letters of obligation to be made by the city of London for repayment to Anthony Focker and his nephews, at Antwerp, 15 Aug. 1546, of the sum of 1,646l. 13s. 4d. Fl., delivered to the King's use.
Lat. Corrected draft. Endd.: M. of the Kinges Mates obligacion for the Fockers, etc.
R. O. 2. Promise in verbo regio for the repayment of 326,200 ducats of gold, each of the value of two Carolus florins of 20 patars Fl., lent to the King by Anthony Focker and his nephews, in accordance with a bargain made by Stephen Vaughan, the King's agent in Flanders, to be repaid at Antwerp, 15 Aug. 1546, in security for which the mayor and commonalty of London have given thirteen sealed obligations.
Lat. Draft, pp. 3. Endd. by Paget: The mynute of the K's obligacion to the Foukers.
R. O. 3. Bond of Sir William Laxton, mayor, and the commonalty of London for the repayment of 25,000 ducats of the above money. Dated at the Guildhall, 26 Aug. 1545, 37 Hen. VIII.
Lat. Copy, pp4. Endd.: Copye of the band of London to the Fowkers for the sayd emprunture.
26 Aug. 224. Scepperus and Van der Delft to Gardiner and Paget.
R. O. The bearers, captains of the ships mentioned yesterday, are ready to serve the King upon certain conditions which they will show in writing and which we think reasonable. Mortlach, 26 Aug. 1545. Signed like No. 214.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd.
26 Aug. 225. Paget to Hertford.
R. O.
St. P., x. 583.
Has received his letters, writings and bills of reckoning, and declared their contend to the King, who takes them well. Marvels that the Clevoys cannot be satisfied with the reckonings sent from hence, especially those of Lightmaker's band. Has eftsoons conferred the books here with those which Hertford sent, "and, considering their first covenant of service at Calais, and that which was last made with Lightmaker," has caused certain notes (herewith) to be made, showing what officers and pays appertain to a band of 500 horsemen, and also "the points wherein Petre Swyter, Hans Drever and Qwyctsowe do vary from the same." [Hertford shall dispose as seems best; and if they prove too untoward, shall with fair words and prests entertain them "whiles as yet their service is stedefull," and when the time of licensing them comes they may be ordered as reason will. And, that neither they nor other soldiers may lack pay, a right good quantity of money is being put ready to be sent to the treasurer of wars in the North]. (fn. n2) A good mass of money is "now in the way towards you."
Although he found the King not "algates" so well inclined to Hertford's own matter (as he has treated at large with Mr. Thynne) he intends to attempt his Highness again, and trusts to have better answer.
As for occurrents since the Council's last despatch, by which Hertford would learn the deaths of my lord of Suffolke and lord Poyninges, the army "pretended" to be sent to Bulloigne is stayed, "and in question whether it shall proceed or no ; but my lord Marquez, the earl of Arundel, with the other gentlemen, be certainly countermanded." Only my lord of Surrey, with 5,000 footmen who, before the Duke's death, were mostly arrived at Calais, is appointed, in lord Grave's stead (now lieutenant at Bulloigne), general captain in the marches of Gwisnes and Calays. The aforesaid footmen with those he takes over will make up 7,000 or 8,000 footmen and 2,000 horsemen, who, with the aid which my lord Admiral may disembark, will be sufficient for such enterprise as the King shall direct, (fn. n3)
After the French navy's "retyre" from St. Helaynes point, my lord Admiral, being reinforced by ships from the West and other parts, with 104 ships of war, pursued the Frenchmen to the coast of Normandy, where, the Friday and Saturday was sevennight, (fn. n4) both navies lay together while our pinnaces strove with their galleys "for the advantage of the wind"; which we recovered without hurt, save the breaking of 4 or 5 oars of a ship called the Mistress, but with great loss on theirs, as might be seen, for they approached so nigh as to be reached with our iron slings. On the Saturday night both navies anchored within a mile. Next morning, when my lord Admiral intended to board them, they were all fled. He, supposing them drawn towards the Narrow Seas, pursued as far as Beauchief; but, hearing no more of them, returned to Portesmouthe to refresh the navy, and is now come to Court to confer with the King. We will shortly essay to make better fires (because it draws to cold weather) in France "than their galleys have on poor cottages in a corner of the Isle of Wight during all this overfair summer season." All their navy (except certain galleys) is dispersed into havens and the captains and bands disembarked, so that for this year they will be unable to assemble again.
Draft corrected by Paget, pp. 7. Endd.: M. to my lorde of Hertforde, xxvjo Aug. 1545.
26 Aug. 226. The Council of Boulogne to the Council.
R. O.
St. P., x. 581.
Have intelligence that the French king is displeased with the Admiral for not entering upon some part of England, and has sent for the Constable (?) to vesture him to his former estate. Likewise, the chief captain of the galleys is dismissed. Some affirm that the French army by sea disbarks at Depe and Niewe Havyn, others that it only revietuals. Mons. d'Anyuyene will supply the Admiral's place. The bruit still goes that the Dolphyne will shortly repair to the camp, but lie is not yet come. Learn out of Flanders that he will come and that his horsemen, 1,600 or 1,800, are already at the camp which will remove to Wymylle. Yesterday (altered from "This present") 26 (fn. n5) Aug., our horsemen took ten of the enemy's horsemen, who declared that their coming over the water this morning was to attend Du Byes and De Brisake to view the ground for a camp. One of them, standard bearer to the Albanoyses on the French side, showed this, and that Du Byes will enterprise the burning of Boulogne, "and that the army by sea which he supposeth returneth shall land about Estaples" and encamp on the other side of the water where Du Byes now is. For these ten days three galleys seem to be the only wafters of the boats and crayers which briny victuals to Poulet for their camp.
On the 25th inst. Mr. Byrks, Moffet, the customer, and five clerks who had gone for recreation to the "conyngrye" beside Wymyle were taken prisoners by 300 of the enemy's horsemen who had been lying in ambush all that day, until 4 p.m., at Oudingham. Are greatly troubled thereby, as Mr. Auger is vexed with an ague. The captain (fn. n6) of the galley of whom they were in jealousy is dead. The plague is well ceased; not above the rate of three of this garrison daily have died of it for these four or five days past. Bulloigne, 26 Aug. 1545. Signed: John Bryggys: Rauf Ellerkar: Hugh Poulet: Rychard Caundysshe: John Jenyns: A. F.: Rec. Wyndebank: Thorn's Palmere: Tho. Wiatt.
Mostly hi cypher, pp. 4. Add. Endd.
26 Aug. 227. Venice.
(Brown), Nos.
350 to 353.
Deliberations (detailed) of the Council of Ten and Junta as to the punishment of Ludovico da l'Armi and his accomplices.
27 Aug. 228. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 236.
Meeting at Oking, 27 Aug. Present: Essex, Admiral, Winchester, Browne, Paget, Petre. No business recorded.
The King removed to Otelande.
[27 Aug.?] 229. The Fleet.
R.O "An order devised for the proceedings of my lord Admiral,"
First, at his coming to Portesmouth he shall learn whether the enemies have broken up their army or are only repaired to several places to revictual. If they be not "utterly cassed" he shall keep his whole power together and proceed as was before determined; but if he finds that they will not come forth again "in their whole force this year, then he shall consider" what ships to send forthwith to the Narrow Seas, to open and keep the passage, and send them under the leading of—— (blank) victualled for a fortnight or longer. With the rest he shall set towards the French coast, and there, "hearing that the enemies be cassed," shall burn towns and villages until his fortnight's victuals are spent; and then return to Portesmouth, and there and at Hamble lay up all the King's army except certain old hulks and merchants' ships in which, after selecting 400 men for the defence of Portesmouth, he shall ship 5,000 or 6,000 of the best men of his army and of the Isle of Wight and those in crew at Portesmouth, and also all victuals that remain at Portesmouth, and send them straight to Calles, to land the men and victuals there and remain in the Narrow Seas for further service. That done, and order given for the "good looking to the ships then to be laid up in the said haven there and at Hamble, he shall repair hither to the Court in post, to know further of the King's Majesty's pleasure for his proceedings from Calais, &c."
Item, my lord Chamberlain to be written to to have the victuals provided for September and October ready at my lord Admiral's return, and also all drink and other victuals at Dover, London and Rye, ready to be sent to Cales, except what must remain to serve for them that keep the Narrow Seas.
Draft in Paget's hand, pp. 4. Endd.: Instr. for my l. Ad. procedinges.
27 Aug. 230. War Expenses.
R. O. Warrants similar to No. 210 dated Lincoln Place 27 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII., and signed by Sir Robert Southwell, Bakere and Sir Ric. Southwell, viz.:—
1. Piers de la Woode, 40s., for charges sustained by lying at Deall beside Dover for 12 days.
P. 1.
2. Thos. Lewes and Jas. Cre . . . . , gentlemen, captains of 400 men coming out of Warwickshire, 9l. 6s. 8d., for conduct money of themselves and four petty captains conducting the said soldiers from Atherstone, Warw., to Dover, [140] miles, at 4d. the mile for the said head captains, and 2d. for petty captains.
P. 1.
3. Thos. Stanley, gentleman, captain of 100 men coming out of Warwickshire, 3l. 10s., for conduct money of himself and his petty captain from Stratford upon Avon, Warw., to Dover, 140 miles.
P. 1.
4. John Oldnall, gentleman, captain of 100 men coming out of Warwickshire, 40s. for conduct money of himself and his petty captain from Stratford upon [Avon], (fn. n7) Warw., to London, 80 miles.
P. 1.
27 Aug. 231. Wriothesley to Paget.
R. O. This shall be to require you to signify to the King that, speaking with Mr. Cofferer, Mr. Bowes and Mr. Knight touching the money for Ireland, we have resolved that the standard shall be 6 and 6, which before was 8 of fine and 4 of alloy; for which I shall send a commission to be signed ere they begin to work. By 15 Sept. 10,000l. may be coined, which will occupy all the three mints, so that the King must forbear "his commodity of th'other sort, and supply it with some of his money on th'other side." For this 10,000l. bullion shall be appointed, so that they may begin on the 1st of next month, before which they cannot clear the English money now in hand. I have delivered the memorials to B. C. (fn. n8), and return yours as desired, despatching the Folkers' and Jasper Duche's men with good words and the rewards appointed. In one thing I desire to know the King's pleasure, if it be not already written to Mr. Vaughan, viz., Bartilmewe C. and Duche's man told me that Duche "had promise, at the re[ceipt] of this money, to be satisfied for his herrings in [full?] and that he should have also some recompense for the . . . . . both for th'abatement of the price and for th'interes[t as] he answereth to the Foulker." I told them I knew nothing of those matters, but was sure that what was right would be performed, and that I would write to the Council. Lightmaker is also despatched with 300l.; and search will be made what prests he has received here and at Calays. I know of none here but 300l. at Grenwich, 400l. at Guldeford as I came down, and this 300l. I have spoken to Mr. Chancellor of the Augmentation and Sir Richard Southwell, who "presently send down" about the transportation of the lead to London. This morning Bartilemew Compayn is gone forward; and yesternight I despatched John Honyng, with the 13 obligations and the King's promise under the Great Seal, with letters of instruction to Mr. Vaughan (copy of the letters and the schedule herewith). The schedule was made by Sir John Gresham and others, and yet, in the end, we thought better to give 2 per cent, than be uncertain, as I have written to Mr. Vaughan. Whether Mr. Vaughan knows what to do with the money I cannot tell; but I would wish it partly sent to Guisnes and Bulloyn, and the rest to remain at Calays, "which would keep your own coin well within the realm." I send you four declarations of money sent to Calais, Guisnes and Bulloyn since the King's coming home. It was this morning ere I could get them.
Yesterday came the bishop of the Isles and McLane's brother to visit me. I thanked them, and said I was glad to hear of the good proceedings of their master, who in serving the King chose the best part, "for he should serve such a master as would never forsake him or leave him miserable unless he would first forsake both him and himself." They confessed it, and desired help to their expedition; which I promised, "and so desired them to take a piece of beef with me on Sunday." I shall make them good cheer. In our talk "they said they trusted the earl of Anguishe would yet show himself a true gentleman to the King's Majesty." And I agreed that he must in the end remember the inestim[able] goodness he and his had received.
I send a letter from Rome to Bartilmew Compayn, which he prayed me to address to you. Ely Place, 27 Aug.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1545.
Cal. of Cecil
Pt. i., 188.
2. A brief statement of moneys sent to Boulogne, Calais, and Guisnes since the coming of the King from Boulogne. Total, 115,720l. 34s.
Ib. 3. Modern copy of preceding.
27 Aug. 232. Hertford, Tunstall and Sadler to Paget.
R. O.
St. P., v. 500.
Send letters addressed to Hertford from the Wardens of the East and West Marches with intelligence out of Scotland. This day received the Council's letters to Hertford, and Paget's to Lenoux, who, upon the matter of repairing to Court to confer with those sent from the lord of the Isles, would gladly accompany Hertford to the Borders, and thinks that by repairing to Court in post and returning with like speed he may serve both purposes. He takes his journey to-morrow and intends to be at Court on Monday (fn. n9); and, if his service otherwise is not thought more necessary, he may return hither to accompany Hertford into Scotland, where his presence may serve to bring in Anguishe and others. Newcastell, 27 August 1545. Signed.
P.S.—At the closing of this, arrived a letter addressed to the Council from the Warden of the West Marches in favour of his clerk. He advertises the writers that his clerk is diligent in the King's service and meet to occupy "the rooms," and desires them also to be suitors therein.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. Original draft of the above without the postscript.
In Sadler's hand, pp. 3. Endd.
27 Aug. 233. Carne to Paget.
R. O. Upon your letter by Mr. Averey. Resorting to President Score about the stay of 30 of Lightmakers' horsemen at Andwarpe, I took occasion to show how and why you denied the Emperor's ambassador's suit for a passport; but, where I said that the ambassador named no man, and you, thinking it for some Frenchman, answered that it could not be granted without prejudice both to the King and the Emperor, he told me that the Emperor s ambassador does not sue for Frenchmen, and that the ambassador named it to be, at the Queen's special suit, for one of Bruges. And he was as hot for a while as the first day. At length he said that "nothing could be noted in you therein" and he thanked you "of your gentell offreture"; as for the horsemen, he must know the Emperor s pleasure. I said that they did not pass in bands, but like wayfaring men, and that the King's ambassador, resident with the Emperor, wrote that the Emperor and Queen would wink at their passage. He replied that he could not tell what passed with the Emperor in Germany, but here it was expressly declared that their passage through Germany would be winked at, but not through the Low Countries. He promised to learn the Emperor's pleasure. Then as to Albryght Byscop, who wrote to me that he was newly arrested at Balduike, I asked why, when discharged of arrest at Lyre, he was again arrested. The President answered that it was because he had no licence; for here he was sworn to depart straight towards the King, and to discharge his men, and went instead towards Balduke with two of his men ; he was not, as I supposed, told to go where he would, so that he conveyed not his men through this country. I said that Byscop was in the Kings service, and to stay him without other cause was not well; and desired the President to help that he might be at liberty.
Afterwards went to the Queen with Mr. Hall to deliver the King's letters touching the affairs committed to Sir Raff Fane, Mr. Hall and their colleagues, and told her that the said commissaries were sent to pass through these countries, and the King desired her to favour and assist them. She asked wherein she could assist them, for, as the King's subjects, they might pass without danger. Hall said that they were sent to muster certain Almain men of war for the King. She answered that he himself should have favour, but she could not perceive how the men of war might pass through here. Hall answered that they should not come through the Low Countries; and she promised to speak to the Emperor therein. The writer then spoke of the new arrest of Albright Byscope at Balduke, where he went to warn his men not to pass through these countries, and told her that the men did not pass in great companies, and paid honestly for what they took. She promised to speak with the Emperor and do what she might therein.
This was done yesterday forenoon, but no answer could be had all day because "the Emperor kept the exequies solemnly for the Princess of Spain late deceased, and mass this morning." This morning the President promised Mr. Hall answer in the afternoon and gave it in the evening, viz., that he and his colleagues might pass safely, but the Emperor and Council would not grant him letters commendatory, the horsemen stayed at Andwarpe should be at once despatched, and the cause of Byscop's arrest would be known to-morrow at the coming of the provost who arrested him, and if it were for no other cause than was yet known he should be discharged.
On the 21st inst., the Emperor being at Lovayn, the peace last made between him and the French king was openly read in the Chancery here (expressing therein the agreement of the marriage of the Duke of Orleance with the King of Romayns' daughter and the duchy of Myllayne) and decreed to be registered. The Emperor will ere long go to the frontiers to some meeting, but it is not much spoken of. In France is great scarcity of money, insomuch that the Duke of Vandone and other Frenchmen would sell their lands in this country to have money for the French king, but no man here will meddle. Bruxells, 27 Aug. 1515. Sinned.
Pp. 6 Add. Endd.
27 Aug. 234. Fane and Others to Paget.
R. O. Wrote, by one who went in post, how earnestly they travail for receipt and sure conveyance of the money, which these merchants will not undertake. Yesterday Bucholt and Riffenbergh signified that they doubted their ability to keep their men together past the 28th inst. without some prest, "saying that there arne commissaries of the French king's behalf to disturb them." It seems more likely "that they do write so to have further charge." As all the money will not be received here until tomorrow, Fane and Averey depart towards Colloigne to entertain the captains, see the muster rolls, and perhaps prest 2,000 cr. or 3,000 cr. Wheler, an English merchant who has trade in the High Countries, today conveyed by wagon, among merchants' goods for Colloigne 12,000l. Fl. in crowns packed in a "driffat" marked with a merchant's mark, which Mr. Vaughan thinks the surest way. Fane and Averey will carry with them 7,000l. or 8,000l. in a coffer, and the rest Hall and Chamberlain will take with them and write to Bucholt to send them an escort of 40 or 60 horsemen to Mastreicht. Wrote in their other letters that they would cause Peter van de Wale to help convey the money; but, seeing merchants who were offered large interest for its conveyance afraid to meddle without the Emperor's pleasure, they have decided to make none of this country privy to their doings. Estimate that they will lack much money if Mr. Dymmocke bring the band to which he was appointed, and if they either supply his lack or take 500 horsemen more, as Paget told Fane to do; wherefore, some of them having proved last year that this kind of people serve for nothing but money, they beg to be furnished rather with 6,000l. too much than 100l. too little. Paget writes in their instructions that they will receive 22,000l. st., but there is lost in every pound st. about 22½d. st.; in all about 2,000l. Estimate that when they come to reckoning with the captains they will lack about 10,000l. Fl.
Have just received a letter from Mr. Hall, who writes that Mr. Caern and he think it will be hard to get audience of the Regent today because of the obsequies which the Emperor celebrates at Bruxelles for the Princess of Spain. Mr. Damisell, as appointed by the letters of credit, earnestly travails about the receipt of this money. Andwarpe, 27 Aug. 1545. Signed: R. Fane: T. Chamb'lain: Tho. Averey.
P.S.—An Almaigne has just brought Paget's letters of recommendation to serve the King with an ensign of his own levying. Found him not very meet to serve, and so "remitted him."
In Chamberlain's handy Pp. 4. Add. Endd.
27 Aug. 235. Wm. Damesell to Paget.
R. O. According to your letter, I have travailed in the receipt of 22,000l. st., and it may please you to thank the Bonnvise and Salvage, whose respondents here have taken great pains. This day we shall finish the receipt. Since my last letters to you I have despatched three hoys laden with 210 barrels of powder, and have news that they are arrived in London; so that now 454 barrels are safely there, and 146 remain to be despatched in two other hoys, "dum. (?) iiijc lasts of salt and iiijc polder." (fn. n10) Andwerpe, 27 Aug. 1545.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
28 Aug. 236. The Privy Council.
A. P. C., 236.
Meeting at Oteland, 28 Aug. Present: Essex, Winchester, Browne, Petre. Business:—Sir John Huddleston of Gloucestershire having written of "the lewd search without commission," was required by letter to search out the authors. Thomas Yemans, of Bekeley, beside Oxford, seeming to be in a frenzy and declaring that he was sent from God with a message to the King, committed to the Porters' ward. Letters addressed to the treasurer of Guisnes to pay Sir Edw. Wotton 1000l., to be repaid to the Staplers, as money lent, and to pay the crews under my lord of Surrey.
28 Aug. 237. Wriothesley to the Council.
R. O. Has received their letters for his repair to Court tomorrow. Requires them, however, to declare his "estate" to the King. Was not, when he came from Tichfeld, fully well of the "looseness" of his body; and explains how, since coming hither, he has been sore visited with that malady. Would know whether he may be spared for a time. Others can do as much for "those" accounts as he; and he is not here idle and, were it not for his master's service, could not do what he does. Ely Place, 28 August, at midnight.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1545.
28 Aug. 238. Lisle to Paget.
R. O. Desires him to signify to the King that he learns from my lord Chamberlain that the 14 days' victuals for the whole army (as well those which go with Lisle to the enterprise as those which repair straight to the Narrow Seas), which my lord Chamberlain wrote of as received on Tuesday, (fn. n11) were begun to be delivered to the army on the Saturday before, so that the other seven days mentioned in my lord Chamberlain's said letter "doth but perform 14 days' victual in all beginning tomorrow." He means to let us have 7 days' victual more, in victuallers, which if unspent will come into the Narrow Seas. Where the King's pleasure was that at the navy's return 5,000 or 6,000 of the most able men should be shipped in those ships that should repair into the Thames, to be discharged at Callice; reminds him that the haven there is too shallow to receive the said ships, and it will be difficult to land so many men at this season without good store of hoys and boats. My lord Chamberlain should be written to to provide hoys and crayers for the transportation of the said men, and also the victuals.
The men in this army "decayeth very sore, and those that be whole be very unsightly, having not a rag to hang upon their backs." Without new coats, as other soldiers have, they will be an uncomely sight. Had he tarried longer away there would have been little order in this army; for soldiers and captains wax weary of each other because both are weary of the ships. A letter from the Council to my lord Chamberlain is to be remembered, that the remainder of the victuals provided for the sea may be transported to Callice at the return of the navy to Portesmouth; also a letter to Mr. Bellingham to credit what Lisle has to declare to him. Portesmouth, 28 Aug. 1545. Sinned.
P.S.—Sends two books of ships' names, the one touching the enterprise, the other for the keeping of the Narrow Seas. A commission and instructions for the Vice-admiral in the Narrow Seas is requisite.
Pp. 8. Add. Sealed. Endd.
28 Aug. 239. J. Sturmius to Mont.
R. O. Today, the 28th, we leave Strasburg. By the Landgrave's wish I am joined to Bruno and Pfenninger, and I will do as instructed in your presence (id quot tibi recepi coram). Slidanus I commend to you that you may commend him to the King. I should like, if it were convenient, that your King should require, of Slidanus's colleague (fn. n12) and of Slidanus, that I might be sent for before the interview between the ambassadors or the Councillors of the Princes; for so it should be known how far the King of France would go, and how to make the peace to the advantage of both parties. Think how it may be done. I again commend Slidanus. Strasburg, die ut supra.
Lat. Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
29 Aug. 240. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 237.
Meeting at Oteland, 29 Aug. Present: Essex, Winchester, Browne, Wingfield, Petre. Business:—Letters addressed to Surrey for encamping near Claeswood according to his own device; order taken for money and victuals; stay of munition for lack of knowing what he wanted; payment of the crews by treasurer of Guisnes; inferior officers who served under Lord Gray to remain; allowance of wages to gentlemen's servants "being captains above the number of five thousand"; placing of 200 Almains sent out of Norfolk to be at his discretion. Letters directed to the commissioners for musters, to consider Taphorne's book of expenses, who lately, going over with Dymock, had 20l. in prest, and, if more appear due, to content him and appoint Dyrryk Slem van Gorgham to serve the King if he thought meet.
29 Aug. 241. Wriothesley to Petre.
R. O. By your letters I perc[eive] the King's goodness, for which I beseech you to present my thanks; assuring you that "going abroad at this time might have been [to] my great danger." As to those accounts for Bulloyn, when we were at Grenwiche it was thought amongst us all that 4,000l. would suffice for June, with the money growing of the victuals," and, because that was not sent, it was appointed in my view brought to Portesm[outh] that they should have 10,000l. sent unto them in th[e month of] July, which should both satisfy the full month [of] June and also for July, remembering the money coming [of] the victuals. But that 10,000l. was not yet se[nt] but called to Portesmouthe; so as now by mine estimation they remain behind, putting August [to] th'account 15,000 or 16,000l. which I trust to be h[able] to send them or this week that cometh be at an [end], so as the King's mate will send one hither for [the] receipt and carriage of it, whom I would wish [to] be such a man as might treat with them upon [their] accounts, to bring them once, an it were possib[le, to] a certain and perfect reckoning." (fn. n13) Lest you should think that I comprehend the [10,000l.] in this 15,000l. or 16,000l. for Bulloyn, I signified that, if the King would pay that 10,000l. to Guisnes of his money beyond sea, I would trust this week to disburse that 10,000l. for victuals and munition. I trust his Majesty will bear with our being "somewhat quick in getting this gear together, for without an appearance of some extremity we shall [get] nothing." With the Irish money, "which shall stay the Mint for one fortnight,' here shall be issued 52,000l., viz., 10,000l. sent Northward, 6,000l. to Guisnes (besides 7,000l. sent before), 16,000l. for Bulloyn, 10.000l. for victuals and munition, and 10,000l. for Ireland; which is more than the view specified. And yet we shall not sleep but "have a good mass against the end of September, and so for October. Mary, the whole that shall be needful for the army will not be had he[re], and therefore some assignment must be made on the other side."
I shall, as commanded, send for and examine Tyndal. "I am sorry that my lord of Hertford invadeth. It is more charge than needeth, with great adventure." The great hulk, of which Watson is captain, and the George Bonadventure are in Dover road, and the masts, &c., gone to Gore Ende, awaiting the King's pleasure. Give the King my humble thanks for my venison. Ely Place, 29 Aug.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.: 1545.
29 Aug. 242. Russell to Paget.
R. O. Understands by Paget's letters of the 26th that he is to repair to the King; and will thankfully hasten to do so as soon as he can order things here. The masters and mariners of this port of Excetour declared that "the manner and turn of the chan[nel] within the haven of Exmouth" was such that no strange vessel could pass without a pilot; but he finds, on the contrary, that strangers who have only been there once can pass out and in at their pleasure, to the danger of the country on both sides of the haven and of Excetour itself. Has therefore set men to build a fortification at Exmouth; and will set the thing in order before his departure, which will be on Friday or Saturday (fn. n14) next. Knows that his coming home so soon is through Paget's help, who has therein done him a great pleasure, for he came hither with 400 or 500 mks. and now has scantly wherewith to bring him home. Excetour, x[xix th] day of August. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: 29 Aug.
29 Aug. 243. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. Yesterday Jasper Dowche met him in the church of Andwerp and, in "a cold fume," said that he perceived that Chr. Haller should emprunt to the King 60,000 cr., and means were made at London that John Carolo and others should be bound for it, but he would stay them from doing so; if the King needed money he would furnish it at the same interest as Haller, but the Emperor gave him the oversight of such matters, and he would not suffer money to be emprunted to any foreign prince unless he were of counsel; he would, as Vaughan might write, serve the King with 1,000,000 ducats if need were. One of his reasons was that, as the Emperor often needed money, it was "not meet that the money of the Bourse should serve other princes besides his knowledge." Told him that this matter was concluded in England, where Haller might, like enough, make such a bargain. Shortly afterwards, sent for Haller and showed this; who answered that he set not a fig by Jasper Dowche, and had the Regent's licence for his bargain with the King. Advised him to write to his uncle at the Court to find means that Jasper might not stay the good will of the houses which should be bound to him.
Musyk, in his letters herewith, writes the news of these parts. Remember the matter of my house. Mr. Chamberleyn, who today departs for Culleyn with Mr. Hall (who yesterday brought the Queen's answer "that they shall lack none assistance, so that they convey not th'Almains through the Low Countries"), within three or four days sends an officer of the Merchants Adventurers with your wagon and mares. With him, will send the "gros greyn" for Paget's night gown. As for "murrey velvet" nither Italian nor retailer here has the colour, which is a rare colour not used here, where "men pass not so muck to wear the best and finest silks." Thinks he could find it in London. Begs licence to leave the Kind's money with Mr. Damesell and come home. Paget's good news out of England sets forward the King's honor and affairs here. Andwerp, 29 Aug. 1545.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
29 Aug. 244. Chamberlain to Paget.
R. O. This day Mr. Hall is returned from Bruxelles, and certifies his proceedings there. All the money, viz. 26,950l. Fl., is now received of the strangers, honestly paid in crowns of the sun; and the writer and Hall will now hasten after their colleagues, who have gone before to the place of musters. Andwarpe, 29 Aug. 1545.
As he wrote before, one parcel of the treasure is sent by wagon among merchants' goods, another parcel with Fane and A very e, and now Hall and he carry about 20,000 cr., riding with 20 horse to Mastricht, where they will tarry until met by 40 or 50 of Bucholt's horse, "for from thence forwards is counted dangerous."
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
29 Aug. 245. Francis Halle to Paget.
R. O. "This day sen'night I wrote unto you, Mr. Secretary, my last letter at my departing forward from Callais with Mr. Vane." We arrived here on the Monday evening following (fn. n15) and communicated our instructions to Mr. Vawghan, and to Mr. Chamberlain and Mr. Averie, our colleagues, who were busy receiving money according to the bills of exchange. Consulted about the conveyance of the treasure to Coleyn, &c., and next day, at Mr. Vane's desire, "who said he did but very badly understand and speak the language," and with the consent of my colleagues, who were busy [receiving] money, I rode to Bruxelles with the King's letter to the Regent, where the Emperor and she arrived the same evening for the obsequies of the Princess of Spain, which began next day, Wednesday, (fn. n16) at evensong. That Wednesday morning, I went with Mr. Kerne to the Queen, who willed us to write the particulars wherein we would desire her help. I answered that it was only to pass into Almayn to take musters of footmen and horsemen for the King's service. She asked which way the men of war should pass. "I said to think not by nor through the Emperor's Low Countries." She then said that the King's commissaries needed no manner of passport. I answered that the King "would not send his commissaries in like case without [certifying first her Majesty" and requiring her favour, and that we might have at least some letter recommendatory. In conclusion she said she would learn the Emperor's pleasure therein, and also about 30 of Lyghtmaakars horsemen arrested at Andwarppe, and Albryghth Buscoppe stayed at Buldwke.
Monsr. de Sainct Py "and, principally, Monsr. de Erux," (fn. n17) also Monsr. de Bwre, Monsr. de Coriere and others, being present, gently welcomed me. Mr. Kerne expected answer that afternoon; and on Thursday morning I went to Mons. de Erux and President Scoor's lodgings to solicit answer. Mons. de Erux told me that France and the French king were never in such poverty, and Mons. de Vandosme went about to sell his revenues in the Emperor's countries for 200,000 cr., and other French possessioners theirs, some for 20,000, some for 10,000, some for more and some for less, for money to lend to their King; and yet, said Mons. de Erwse, they were not likely to find merchants; the French were never more afraid, and if put from their enterprise for Boollyn "at thys plonge, theyre throotes be cutt for ever." He ended by saying "Take example of us, but do not as we have done"; by which he seemed to mean that the peace between the Emperor and French king was not to his liking. And so he "made short, because he had very many suitors." Dr. Scoore said that the Queen could not speak with the Emperor until after dinner because of the funerals of the Princess of Spain; and, having nothing to do but await the answer, I was at the service. "The Bishop of Turney sang the mass, being ceremoniously arrayed and cloaked, with ij abbots and other ministers; and a Black Friar prated holily in a pulpit till I was weary. The Emperor sat on the South side, towards the high altar. Next unto him, somewhat aloof, Fardynando's second son, the prince of Savoye and the ambassador of Portynggall. And next unto them on the same side, somewhat aloof from them also, the duke of Arsecotte and the lords of the Order. And over against the Emperor, on the North side, sat the bishop of Rome's nuncio, the ij ambassadors of France, and the ambassador of Venyse. Master Wootton was at Lovyn and my lord of Westmester not then comen, but they were both at Bruxselles yesterday." Attended at the Court that Thursday, (fn. n18) where the Council sat until almost seven. Dr. Score then told me that the Emperor said that we commissaries "myght go att [our pleasure] so that we brought noo men of warre thorrow hys Law Countre," but a letter commendatory could not be granted; he had written to release the 30 horsemen and would "do for Albryth Buscoppe upon knowing the cause of his arrest. They will let no more horsemen pass this way without licence. Albryth has 300 horses ready about Collyn, and Mr. Kerne will advise him to pass with us. Mons. de Bewre sent three or four messengers that Thursday to bid me to dinner, with Mr. Kerne, yesterday; but I came hither in the morning. "And going to horseback, Marrylyack's (the last French ambassador in Ingland save one) cousin and kinsman, that also had been long in Ingland, took acquaintance of me and thanked me for his good cheer at Callais. After friendly salutations, I asked him whether he would anything to Callais. He answered that as soon as he could get a horse he would to Andwarppe. And so we departed."
Coming hither yesterday, I found that Mr. Chamberleyn had almost finished receipt of the money, and that, the evening before, "Mr. V[ane and Mr.] Aver[ie we]re gon toward Collyn befoore," to stay the men of war until our coming. We shall be ready to follow them today. Mr. Vaughan and my said colleagues will have certified other matters, and that the 22,000l "will come too short." "I think now long till we have all our company together to march, that we might be shortly at Boollyn or Callais, as it shall please the King's Majesty to ordain, where, against our coming, order must be given for victuals, both for horse and men," as the frontiers are destroyed. Andwarppe, 29 Aug. "early in the morning after [m]idnight."
Encloses a letter from Mr. Kerne which he brought from Bruxelles.
Hol., pp. 6. Slightly mutilated. Add. Endd.: 1545.
29 Aug. 246. Venice.
v., No. 354.
Motion passed in the Senate to exempt the English ambassador from taxation, and remit his debt incurred under that heading since he was first commissioned to act in a public capacity; such exemption being in accordance with universal law, and the King having written strongly on the subject.
30 Aug. 247. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 237.
Meeting at Oteland, 30 Aug. Present: Essex, Winchester, Browne, Wingfield, Paget, Petre. Business:—Letters addressed to Lord St. John to dismiss the ships that carry wheat because of its "illness," and travail to buy the fair hulks, offering either to buy their copper or sell them meaner vessels to convey it away in ; and to send the remaining provision for the sea to Calais at the navy's return to Portsmouth. Mr. Pointz had warrant for 200 mks. for fortification at Tilberye. Jones, captain of Balingham bulwark, had letters to the surveyor of Calais for its repair.
30 Aug. 248. The Privy Council to Fane and Others.
Add MS.
5,753, f. 147.
B. M.
The King has seen their letters to Paget and requires them to make diligence to the place of musters and come forward as soon as may be. By what they write, it appears that the 2,000 men for which letters were, sent to Dymock cannot be ready for the muster. They shall therefore write to Dymock to let them alone and come himself; and as bearer, Lightmaker, reports that by Riffenberg's appointment he has prepared 2,000 "special good men under the leading of a notable captain," if indeed ready, these shall be accepted in lieu of Dymock's, to make up the full 10,000 footmen. The King will have no more horsemen than are already appointed, viz., 1,500 of Riffenberg's, 500 of Bowkholt's and 500 of Aytelwolf's. Oteland, 30 Aug. 1545. Signed by Gardiner, Paget and Petre.
P.S. in Paget's hand.—"You may send to Mr. Vaughan for more money, to whom we have written a letter to be sent to you."
Pp. 2. Add.: To, &c., Sir Rafe Fane, knyzt, and other the King's Mates commissioners for musters in Almayn. Endd.: R. at Tandernake from the Councell, the xjth of Septemb. 1545. Numbered outside: "1."
30 Aug. 249. The Privy Council to Fane and Others.
Add. MS.
5,753, f. 162.
B. M.
The King sends bearer, Taphorn, to attend about the musters of the strangers. He received at his departing 20l. over and besides what he had before received of Dymock. If, upon the view of his book of expenses, it appear that more is due, you shall content him. With him comes over Diryck Slumer van Gorgham, who desires to serve the King. If you think him a meet man for any room there, you shall do well to see him placed. Oteland, 30 Aug. 1545. Signatures cut off.
P. 1. Add.: To, &c., Sir Raf Fane and the rest of the King's Majesty's commissioners for the musters. Endd.: R. from the Councell the . . . . . . . September 1545, at . . . . . . . .
Ib. f. 163. 2. Expenses of Nic. Taphare, clerk of the musters, going from London to Eydelwolff and Bocholt with letters, and also going from his house of Boysleduck to Bremen to take the musters of the men of war of the b. of Geldres.
"Premierement, party, le 25e jour de Juny ao '45, par ordonnance de Monsr. le Secretaire Paget, de Detfort jusques a Londres pour recepvoir de Monsr. le Grandt Chancellier 40l. sterlincx, donne et despendu d'aller et venir, 5s. Item, le 26 jour, despendu avecques Slumer et mon serviteur, 38. Item le 27e de Juny despendu avecques ledit Slumer et mon serviteur, 4s. Item, despendu le 28e jour de Juny a Gruneuits avecques ledit Slumer et mon serviteur, 4s. 6d. Item, party le 29e jour dudit mois de Gruneuitz au soir pour aller a Gravesende, paye pour ung batteau seul, 2s."
And so on. The account continued day by day and including throughout the expenses of the writer's servant and Slumer. From Gravesende the party proceeded to Cantelberch, Doveren (where a ship for their passage cost 14s.), Callaix, Dunkercke, Nieuporte, Bruges, Anvers (by Eycloo and Steken) and Boysleducq, from whence Taphoren sent his cousin, Gilles Sceller, with the King's letters of credence to Bocholt and Eydelwolff. On 7 July he left Boysleducq and proceeded by Gorcum, Vyaenen, Euytrecht, Amersfort, Swol (from whence he sent a man to Deventer to learn whether John Demock had passed), Creuerden, Nieuwenhuuse, Lingen (arriving there on 11 July and finding there the footmen of "Joncker Pieter, b. de Geldres," in very ill order), Nieuwenhuuse (whence on the 12th he sent a post to Swol, where Demock was reported to be arrested, and also a messenger with a letter to the count of Bentin), Hasselonnen (on the 13th), Cloppenberch, Vilshuysen, Bremen (on the 14th). At Bremen were various expenses, including the copying of certain promises which Juncker Pieter had made to the king of Denmark and duke of Meycleborch. Thence to Hamborch (where he gave a supper to Coronel Court Penninck), Lubick, and back to Hamborch, from whence he took ship for Lonnen, but on the 8th the wind failed and he landed and proceeded to Vriborch, Loiste, Ottendorff in Halle, Middelen, Kasuren, Kuips, Ryspel, Auryck, Emden, Dam, Groeninghen, Lewerden, Herlinghen, Enchusen, Home, Purmerende, Amsterdam, Utrecht, Gorcum, Worckum, Heusden, Boysleducq, Anvers, Vlissinghe (by ship), Lonnen or Londres (by ship), Kynster, Ookin, Kynstum (on 28 Aug.), Lonnen. Thence, after waiting four days for his despatch, he took ship, but had to land at Quineborch and proceed, with horses and guides, to Muster, Fefersom, Kantelberch, Doveren, Calaix, Grevelinge, Nieuport, Bruges (by Oudenborch), Eecloo, Steken, Anvers, Boysleduck, Coulloingne and Andernaken. Expenses include making good cheer to captains, hiring escorts, wagons, etc. Total 80l 1s. 2d.; whereof received 45l. Remainder 35l. 1s. 2d. whereof received 40 cr. at Andernaken 24 Sept. 1545 (signed Claes Taphoren). Also received from Monsr. le Gouverneur, (fn. n19) 20 cr.
French, pp. 18. Endd.: Taphoren's rekenyng exhybytyd at Andernakyn in Septemper.
30 Aug. 250. Charles V. to Henry VIII.
viii., No. 129.
Learns that Wotton, who has well done his duty as ambassador, is recalled, and that the bp. of Westminster, who has been well received, is to replace him Brussels, 30 Aug. 1545.
30 Aug. 251. City of Bremen to Henry VIII.
R. O. Reply to Henry's message, as delivered by John Dymock, that there is no shipping h00ere at present to transport 2,000 soldiers into England, and that, at his request, they have forbidden the supplying of arms and munitions to the French and the sending of ships of over 200 lasts or 400 tons into France without an agreement by the French king not to use them against England. As to ceasing trade with Scotland during this war, they have none, except with Shetland (Zytlandia), the fish from which is often sold in England. As to having ships ready against next spring to transport soldiers into England if required; no ships winter here, and therefore Henry should engage them in the places where they are to be had; but he must know that the Emperor has issued special edicts throughout the Empire forbidding the sending of soldiers to outward princes. "Datæ Bremæ sub secreto civitatis nostræ, anno Domini MD. XLVo postridie Decollations Joannis Baptistæ." Subscribed: Coss. et Senatores Civitatis Bremensis.
Lat. Hol., pp. 3. Add. Sealed. Endd.
31 Aug. 252. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 238.
Meeting at Oteland, 31 Aug. Present: Winchester, Paget, Petre. Business:—Jones, captain of Balingham bulwark, making suit for 80 footmen and 20 horsemen, having already 34 footmen, had letters appointing this to the deputy of Calais, Lord Gray and the Council. Letters written to the treasurer at Guisnes to pay the 100 horsemen under Lord Gray, to see the strangers first paid at the beginning of the month, and to pay the 200 Almains and 300 Spaniards who repair thither. Upon letters from Guisnes, the King was pleased that Gray should keep his old charge and Surrey go to Boulogne, which was by letters signified to either place.
31 Aug. 253. For Guisnes.
R O. Warrant by the Council in London, to the treasurer and chamberlains of the Exchequer, to deliver James Joskyn, one of the four tellers of the Receipt at Westminster, 6,000l. to be delivered by him to John Wotton treasurer of Gwynes. Ely Place, 31 Aug. 1545. Signed by Wriothesley, North, and Sir Robert Southwell.
P. 1. Add. at foot.
31 Aug. 254. The Privy Council to Fane and Others.
Add. MS.
5,753, f. 149.
B. M.
Perceiving by your letters to me, Sir Wm. Paget, that you shall not receive there at Andwerpe all the 22,000l. by reason of loss in exchange, and also that that sum would not pay thoroughly the whole 10,000 footmen, 2,500 horsemen, 400 pioneers, &c., the King has caused us to write to Mr. Vaughan for your full relief. You shall first consider what sum is necessary besides what you have received, and then send to Vaughan for it and 2,000l. more, to remain with you in store for all events. Use all possible diligence to hasten forward the men. Oteland, 31 Aug. 1545. Signed by Gardiner, Paget and Petre.
In Pallet's hand, p. 1. Add. Endd. as Rec., 6 Sept. 1545, in Colloigne. Numbered outside: "2."
31 Aug. 255. Claes Taphoren to Paget.
R. O. I have been with Mons. Scepperius touching the Queen and me. Scepperius spoke of Coronel Rypenberg as not the person to undertake what he has undertaken, and does not believe that he will fulfil his promise to the King, and that if he could fulfil it "il nest pas en luy de . . . amener tant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [sans t]oucher et venir [ded]ens [les p]ays [de] l'Em[pereur."] Scepperius wishes that he had been consulted, for he knows all the passages and the cost of it. I beg that you will speak of me to him, for he has promised to do what he can with the Queen for me. I have now at 8 p.m. departed from London, and will make haste towards Mr. Raffe Fane and serve the King well. "Actum dedens Londres le de[rnier ?] de Augusto ao1545."
French. Hol., p. 1. Mutilated. Add. Endd.
31 Aug 256. Thirlby and Wotton to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., x. 586.
On Friday, 28 Aug., the Bp. of Westminster arrived at Brussels, and next day they sent for audience of the Emperor, which was given on Sunday, 30th inst., about 11 a.m. Describe the Emperor's gracious dismissal of Wotton and welcome to Westminster, as one whom he had known before to be well affectioned to the amity between the King and him. Granvelle is not now here, having gone from Wormes homewards into Burgondye with his son Darras, and there fallen sick, first with colic and then with ague. He now begins to amend, and, at his repair to Court, Thirlby will declare to him the part of the instructions which concerns him. Bruxelles, 31 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd: 1545.
31 Aug. 257. Wotton to Paget.
R. O. The Court is now at Bruxelles, where, they say, the Emperor will not tarry long, but go into Flanders, and peradventure into Holland. The Three Estates of all these Low Countries are here, whose meeting "is wont ever to end in some money matter." Mons. de Crignan, who was French ambassador to the Diet, is come down with the Emperor and resides here "joined with Mesnages." Here is no speaking of the Duke of Orleans marriage or the delivery of Milan, save that the Frenchmen still say it will take effect. Mons. Dandelo is not yet returned from Rome. I cannot perceive that they have yet any good answer from Secretary Gerardus, whom they sent to the Turk. Having taken leave of the Emperor, I prepare homewards, intending peradventure to take Andwarpe in my way, to provide a few necessaries. Bruxelles, last of August, 1545.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
31 Aug. 258. Vaughan to Paget and Petre.
R. O. On 29 Aug. received their letter by Honnynges, and perceives that they have moved Antony Bonvyce, Anceline Salvage and John Gerald for the credit of the 60,000 cr. which he is bound to take of Chr. Haller. As he lately wrote to Paget, Jasper Dowche is loth to have any bargain made without him, and said that he would hinder this and cause John Carolo to refuse credit therein. In honor the Lord Chancellor and Paget, by their letter sent to Haller, are bound to uphold any bargain with him, and Vaughan is bound by his bill of obligation. Received by Honnynges the obligation of London and the King's promise, which the Fowker will not look at before speaking with Dowche. Vaughan, nevertheless, continues daily receiving the money, mostly in gelderns and a few French crowns. Asked to-day to see the jewels, but the Fowker excused showing them by blaming the goldsmith's delay in finishing his basin and ewer. Suspects this answer, and will be the more wary in receiving them, but must trust to Peter Wale's judgment, who made a note of them. As to the ring of which Paget wrote as missing out of Peter Wale's book sent to the King, they answer that it is not in the bargain and was not shown to Peter van de Wale.
Desires licence to come home when the money is received. Sends a packet of letters from my lord of Westminster and Mr. Wotton, from Bruxelles, sending them to Calles for want of a messenger into England. Andwerp, last of August 1545.
As soon as any gros greyn comes he will send Paget a gown cloth; and also murrey velvet if he can find any of good silk and colour, cost what it may.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
31 Aug. 259. John Dymock to Paget.
R. O. Has received his letter dated 16 Aug., the third letter received from him and the Council. Has written as seemed needful, but had no answer until now, 29 Aug., when he is commanded to convey 2,000 footmen to Covelemce to Ryffenberech's company, which is impossible, as all this country is in arms because of certain footmen and horsemen in the bpric. of Breame, who, paying for nothing, "make many poor men" as Petter of Gelders's men did before. It is not known to whom they belong, but they are 5,000 or 6,000 footmen under Harbort van Lange, and 600 horsemen under Chr. Fryesborech, "and their letter of entertainment" is for 10,000 footmen and 2,000 horsemen. The King of Deanemarke takes up men, fearing "that it is the Palesgrave Federicke which would enter into Dennearke (sic) in the right of his wife." Some reckon that it is the Emperor's act, to restore the Duke of Browensewyke, and some of the cities here fear that the Emperor "would have to do with them." Covelemce is at least 50 leagues from Breame and 2,000 footmen are not strong enough to pass thither by force, and they would not be suffered to go in any other sort because of the hurt done by Petter van Gelders' band and this new band; also men say that the King will have no service of Ryffenberech, or of Bockeholet, or of Edelvoleff, as Dymock has both written twice and sent word by Taphoren. The lords of Hamborowe say that the captains of this new band of footmen and horsemen asked that men may not be hindered from coming to them; for their lord or king is friend to Hamborowe and the King of Denneark, and they will declare his name if Hamborow will send a post to them. The lords of Hamborowe think, therefore, that the men are the King's and have sent a post to them; for the King is in favour here, and there is much rejoicing at the news written by Mr. Vaughan and Mr. Chamberlayen, that the Western men have taken 60 French ships and 5 galleys, that my lord of Herteforde has overthrown the Scots, and that Bollen is new victualled. Was fain to promise to tarry here till Thursday for the return of the post from those men, who lie eight leagues off, hard by the land of Hadell belonging to the Duke of Lowenborech, who is not Popish, as Paget was informed, and, if he had money as he has land, would have been with the King with a good company ere this, as Taphoren can tell. Will not fail on Tuesday next to ride towards Covelence. Desires to be commended to his old master, (fn. n20) to whose "grace" he is ashamed to write, as his writing is so simple. Hamborowe, last day of August, 1545.
Hol., pp. 4. Add. Endd.
31 Aug. 260. The Bishop of Ajaccio to [Cardinal Farnese] .
R. O. His last was dated the 20th in Dieppe and sent by way of Lyons, through Jo. Francesco Bini. Cannot send a duplicate of it, because his secretary is ill, with more than two thirds of his servants, for whose cure he is forced to come here to Miens (Amiens). All the ambassadors are ill, with most of their servants, except himself, and also the greater part of the Court, the reason being that it is necessary to go by villages lacking all accommodation in order to avoid the plague which is ravaging Normandy and Picardy. The King is here in Picardy at Senarponte, having come with the intention of going towards Boulogne to see the fortress which was begun opposite Boulogne; but at the persuasion of the Admiral and prayers of the ladies he has deferred doing so and may perhaps turn towards Compiègne. Wrote in his last that it was thought that the armada by sea would disarm, and this is now confirmed because the footmen which were aboard when they last went to meet the Englishman at Wic (Wight) have been landed between Calais and Boulogne, to stop the enemy's passage between these places, and the whole armada has gone into Havre de Grace. "Et l'lnglese se trova signor del mare, l'quale intendendo quesia ritirata col mezo del' bone spie che tiene, maxime di certi navilii che se trova che se adimandono foine, fu subito advisato et piglorno l'occasion de venire tutta la sua armata sotto Bologna et metter li le victualie et monitioni che si trovavano, con bon' numero de fantaria, havendogli pur facto la peste qualche danno." So that now Boulogne is provisioned for many months, and experienced men hold that the money spent on this fortress and siege has been thrown away, and the more so because, while the armada was victualling it, they sent in by way of Calais 500 light horse, "de maniera che sentendo S. Mta questo non 1' pol supportare sensa suo greve dispiacer, qual' e tanto minor' quanto ch' io tengo per fermo che non li sia dicto intieramente del tutto le veritate." This King has in the field 8,000 Almains, 1,500 Italians, 3,000 Gascons, 4,000 Picards and 7,000 "paesani che qui li adimandano nobili," 10,000 guastatori and 2,000 horse. The enemies have in Boulogne 8,000 foot, in the tower of Orda 3,000, in Ghines 3,000, in Calais 4,000, and 1,000 cavalry; but, seeing himself secure at sea, the Englishman will send as many men as he wishes from the Island; and it may come to a battle which cannot but be bloody because the enemies will only attack at their great advantage, and they fight fiercely, and sooner than yield let themselves be killed like beasts. In the Isle of Wight certain women fought and shot their arrows so swiftly that they did incredible hurt, and they ran like hares; and this because they hold these men here in no estimation, and every Englishman boasts that he can fight three Frenchmen. Queen Mary has sent her mastro d'casa to persuade this King to peace with the Englishman and offer to made terms good for both parties. This King has answered that he will never refuse peace with honor, and would know the particulars. It was said two days ago that the Duke of Cleves was sending the Englishman 10,000 lanzknechts and 3,000 horse to avenge himself for the injury done him about the affair of his wife; and although there are many reasons against it, and principally that the Emperor would not suffer it, still it is spoken of, and it is said that this King will send them money either to turn them back or bring them to his service. Others say that all these rumours proceed from a general muster (discrition) made by the Lutherans, who find that they can make 150,000 footmen. Whether that is so will be better known there. De Miens in Piccardia, il di ultimo de Augusto nel xlv.
Ital. Modern transcript from Borne, pp. 4.
31 Aug. 261. The Council of Ten to Giacomo Zambon, Venetian Secretary in England.
v., No. 355.
If it be necessary to speak about Ludovico da l'Armi he must assure the King and ministers that the Signory greatly regret the necessity of acting as they did. The King's ambassador requested prolongation of the time assigned for Ludovico's appearance from 20 Aug. to 10 Sept.; but this could not legally be granted. Ludovico was in Venice on the morning of the day in which his arrest was decreed, and knew of the seizure of one (fn. n21) of those whom he sent to Treviso to commit the outrage.
[31 Aug.] 262. Wriothesley to Paget.
R. O. I received the letters from you and the Council this morning and, accordingly, Sir Richard Southwell shall be with you to-morrow night; who is glad, "all dangers set apart," to serve as the King shall command. I sent the letters to my lord Warden, to be sent over with speed. The chief cause of this hasty writing to you is the matter of the money in Flanders. On asking Sir John Gresham what English ships or crayers are in Flanders and might be sent there, "making him privy to the purpose," he promised to bring word this afternoon; but he seems to think the carriage by water more dangerous than by land, "besides the adventure and uncertainty of wind," offering to send one of his brother's sons to buy wares and convey them in wagons to Calays with a portion of the money in each, as merchants do daily. "There is some adventure both ways, but as me thinketh the least this way. He would for this purpose bestow but ccli. of the money in silks, etc., which the King's Mate may take; or, if he will not, he doubteth not to save by them." Ely Place, this Monday "about noon or after somewhat, as they tell me." Signed.
P.S.—By the next I will send letters and declaration.
Hol., p. 1. Add, Endd.: 1545.
263. The French Invasion.
R. O. "The bands of men which repaired to Portesmowth at the late being of the Frenchmen in the Isle of Wyght," viz.
Hants.—H. Frances, the hundred of Overton, 120. Oliver Walop, h. of Tichfeld, Farneham and Wikham, 200. The Mayor and Bailey, city and soke of Winchester, 120 ("to the sea"). Nic. and Roger Tichbourne, h. of Sutton with the town of Alsford, 160 (40 to the sea). J. Norton and Mr. Kyrton, h. of Alton and Selbourne, 600 (whereof 100 to the sea). Mr. Dering, h. Fynchedean, 160 (100 to the sea and 60 to the town). Ant. and W. Pound and Ralph Cotton, h. of Portesdown, Havant, Beachampton (30) and Hayling (90), Emsworth, Porchester, etc. 270 (180 to the sea and 90 to the town). Thos. Uvedall and Oliver Vachell, h. of Estmeane, 220 (172 to the sea). Mr. Thwaytes, the younger, h. of Walteham, 200 (60 to the sea). Th. Uvedale, h. of Hamylden, 60, and Meanstoke, 88. Chediok Poulet and Thos. Haydog, h. of Odiham, 200; G. Poulet and Robt. Puttenham, h. of Crondall, 140; Mr. Onyon and W. Halle, h. of Maynsborough, 20, Bontesborow 20, and Falleye 360; Ric. Pexall and John Salmon, h. of Barton Stacye, 60, and Mycheldever 60; Warder and Kydwelly, h. of Basingstoke, 192.
Sussex.—Ric. Kemes and H. Harbert, h. of Westbourne 90. Sir An. (q. Anthony?) Windsore and Ric. Lewkener, h. of Donford, 120. Edm. Ford, h. of Estbourne, 160 (to the sea 100). Mr. Dawtry, h. of——— (blank) 40. Morice and Bouchier, the honor of Petworth, 500.
Pp. 3.
264. The Narrow Seas.
R. O. "Instructions given by the King's Majesty to Sir Thomas Clere, knight, vice-admiral of England, for his proceedings in the Narrow Seas at this present whereas with certain ships of his Majesty's navy he is appointed to keep, for the purposes ensuing."
He shall traverse the seas for the defence of the King's subjects, and endeavour to take the King's enemies, either Frenchmen or Scots. Ships of any other nation he shall "gently" enter, and if he find, by charterparty, that neither lading nor vessels belong to enemies, he shall suffer them to pass without taking anything from them. This is specially important, and any violation of it will be punished. Leaving always a convenient number of his fleet to guard the passage between Dover, Calais and Bulloyn, he shall send the lesser vessels to Estaples and St. Valleries to burn or bring away ships laden with victuals; doing this twice a week at the least. The great ships must keep the deep seas and not venture to the enemy's coast, lest, in the case of storms, they may not be able "to win our ports on this side." As transportation of men, victual, powder and other munition from Dover to Calais or Bulloyn and return of victuallers occurs daily, he shall, upon advertisement from the head officers of those places, appoint waftage for them. [And whereas Stephen Vaughan, the King's agent in Flanders, is appointed to send to Calais, by sea, out of Zealand "certain things of weight and importance," Sir Thomas shall, upon Vaughan's letters, send two or three ships to waft the vessels containing the said things.] (fn. n22) He shall permit none of his men to go on land except such as he shall specially appoint to fetch necessaries; but may discharge such as are hurt or sick. He shall appoint a pinnace to lie from time to time near the Old Man beside Bulloyn for the conveyance of letters and for other services.
Draft, pp. 3. Endd.: Mynute of Mr. Clere's instructions.
R. O. 2. "Ships for the keeping of the Narrow Seas whereof Sir Thomas Clere hath the charge."
[Giving names of ships with their tonnage and numbers of men, viz.:—] The Great Christopher of Dansicke, 500t., 300m.; Lesse Galley, 400t., 240m.; Minion, 300t., 220m.; Mary of Hambrough, 300t., 240m.; New Barke, 200t., 120m.; Jennet, 200t., 120m.; Unicorne, 250t., 160m.; George Bonaventure, 180t., 120m.; Evangelist Judde, 180t., 110m.; Christopher Bennet, 180t., 120m.; Thomas Typkin, 160t., 120m.; Mary George of Rye, 140t., 115m.; Mary James, 100t., 90m.; Trinitie of Penmarke, 80t., 70m.; Mary Odyarne, 60t., 50m.
Rowing pieces:—Greyhound, 200t., 120m.; Roo, 100t., 80m.; Hynde, 80t., 50m.; Marlyon, 60t., 50m.; Lesse Pynnes, 60t., 45m.
Total , 20 ships, 2,440 m.
Pp. 2. Endd.: The names of the shippes appoincted to remayn in the Narrow Sees.
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4. "Ships appointed to repair unto Thames and Colne, which shall also serve for the transporting of the men unto Callice."
Four columns, giving ships, tons, mariners and soldiers. Total 20 ships, 524 mariners, 5,000 soldiers. The ships are:—The Great Galley, the Sampson, Graunde Maistres, New Bark, Thomas Typkyn, Anne Lysle, Evangelist Norton, Mary George of Rye, Peter of Lowestof, George Bridges, Thomas Mawdelyn, Mary Marten, Mawdelyn Dryver, Mary and John, French B [ark], Alary Fortune of Lowestof, Mary Katharine of London, James of London, Marten Bulley, Myghell of Newcastell.
P. 1.
265. John Lee to Sir Thomas Clere, Vice-Admiral of England.
R. O. Are we to proceed with the victualling or not? My master has commanded me, on the return of your answer, to cause 40 or 60 bullocks to be killed to refresh the fleet, so far as they will extend, with fresh beef and the rest with salt beef which I suppose is no worse than that you saw to-day. The biscuit and beer which came from London, you saw this morning; if you will cause it to be taken, we shall furnish the fleet honestly for 14 days. You may let every ship have some Maison Dieu biscuit and beer for the captain and master, and the rest to have what came from London; for if the mariners had their own way they would have none but that from the Maison Dieu. My master says he has no money and can receive none from the King or my lord Chamberlain, so that the payment of the necessaries must be referred to my lord Chamberlain. Desiring your answer in haste.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
266. Grants in August 1545.
1. Sir Thomas Holcroft, the King's servant. Grant, in fee, (for the manor of Cartymel and grange called Fryth Hall, Lanc., and for 464l. 10s. 10d.) of the manors and lordships of Wiverham and Over, Chesh , a close called Sandefeld in Whitegate parish, in tenure of Hen. Tatnall, lands and tenements (specified) in Frodesham parish, Chesh., in tenure of John Johnson, woods called Wiverham Woode (40 ac.) in Wiverham, le Clough (3 ac.) in Wyverham and Over, and a wood of 5 ac. in Wyverham and Over, and all appurtenances of the said manors in Wyverham, Acton, Dutton, Bretherton. Gorstyche, Whitgate, Froddesham, Over, Stanthorne and Capissethorne, Chesh., —Vale Royal abbey. Del. Tychefeld, 1 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by North and Bacon). Pat. p. 3, m. 11.
2. Sir Thomas lord Wharton. Grant in fee, for his services and for 246l., of the manor of Brederdale alias Brether-dale, Westmld.. and grange called Asby Graunge in Asby parish, Westmld.,— Bylande mon., Yorks. Except advowsons. Del. Tychefelde, 2 Aug. 37 Hen VIII.— S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Browne, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Bacon and Duke). Pat. p. 18, m. 1.
3. Guy Bonvyle, of Strete, Soms., and Eliz. his wife. Grant, in fee to the said Guy, for 105l. 17s. 6d., of the reversion of Bradeweye chapel, Soms., granted to Lady Anne of Cleves for life by pat. 20 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Also grant of the said chapel with its appurtenances in Bradewey and in Cury Ryvell parish,— Brisham mon., Berks; Strete grange in Wynsome parish, Soms., certain fields (named) in the parishes of Wynsom and Crykett, Soms., and a moiety of lands called Leymore in Crokehorne parish, Soms., and of the pasturage of 300 sheep upon Blakedowne, Dors.,—Forde mon., Devon. Del. Tychefeld, 3 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Essex, Browne, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Chydley and Duke). Pat. p. 3, m. 1.
4. Edward Rogers. Grant in tail male, for his good service, of the manor of Radwaye Fitzpayne, Soms., which, by pat. 21 Feb. 32 Hen. VIII., the King granted to him for life, and the whole hundred of Cannyngton, Soms., which, by pat. 17 March 32 Hen. VIII., was leased to him for 21 years; which premises belonged to Henry Marquis of Exeter, attainted. Also the free chapel of Pedylwaldyston, Dors., leased to him for 21 years on 20 March 28 Hen. VIII.,— Cannyngton priory, Soms. Portesmouth, 16 July 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Tychefelde, 3 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 9.
5. Sir Richard Longe and Chr. Edmondes. Grant, in fee to the said Chr., for 1,510l. 2s. 9¼d., of the lordship and manor of Lewkenor, Oxon and Berks (sic), a cottage in le More with a piece of land called Chappell Close and a garden plot in Lewkenor parish in tenure of John Curwen, another cottage in tenure of John Weste beside More Chappell in Lewkenor parish, lands called Burnewood, etc. (named) in tenure of John Curwen and Eliz. his wife in Assheton parish Oxon, the manor and messuage called Moore Courte and a barn called Calcottes lately in tenure of John Algore and afterwards of the said John Curwen in Lewkenor parish, lands called More Landes, in tenure of John Sandes, in Lewkenor parish, and How-grownde, in tenure of John Rucholde, in Hamelden parish, Berks (sic), and rent of 20s. and service from lands called How-grounde which Henry lord Scroupe used to pay,—Charles duke of Suffolk. Also the lordships and manors of Ducklyngton and Fryngeforde. Oxon and Bucks, the advowson of Ducklyngton rectory, the park called Barley Parke in Ducklington, and all appurtenances in Ducklington, Coke-thorpe and Fryngeforde. Oxon and Bucks, —Henry Norres, attainted, and previously Sir Thomas More, attainted; the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Wynchenden Inferior, alias Nether Wynchenden. Bucks., (except tithes in tenure of John Dauncy), and a close called Newbery in tenure of John Bysleghe in Holcombe, Oxon,—Cathedral of Christ and St. Mary, Oxford; two messuages, &c., in tenure of Ric. Denton, and Wm. Clarke in Evesham, Worc., another called Brentes, opposite the church, in Bengeworthe, Worc., with land called Asshames there, in tenure of John Tytlowe, and a messuage in tenure of John Tyrle in Bengeworthe,—Evesham mon.; the chapel of Kyedyo, co. Carnarvon, —Kymmar mon., co. Radnor (sic.) Del. Tychefeld, 3 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.— S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Browne, Sir Ric. Southwell, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Hendle and Duke). Pat. p. 9, m. 13.
6. Richard Moryson, the King's servant. Grant, in fee, for 810l. 6s 6d., of the manor or preceptory of Quenyngton, Glouc., a pension of 13s. 4d. from the rectory of Quenyngton, two messuages etc. in Quenyngton (specified, the one being in tenure of Ambrose Hawkyns, Jane his wife and Edmond their son), the site and demesnes of the said manor or preceptory, with 609 ac. of arable land, 200 ac. of pasture and 60 ac. of meadow, and pasturage of 400 sheep upon Quenyngton Downs, in tenure of Sir Ant. Kyngston, and a grove called Iland Grove,—St. John's of Jerusalem. Also the manor of Lustbye, Linc., the advowson of Lustbye rectory and a pension of 30s. out of it,—Bardney mon Del. Tychefeld, 4 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S B. (signed by Gardiner, Browne, Sir Robt. Southwell, North, Sir Ric. Southwell, Hendle, Bacon and Ric. Goodrick). Pat. p. 14, m. 1.
7. William Sheldon and John Draper, of Templegrafton, Warw. Grant, in fee, for 1,578l. 3s. 2d., of the reversion of the lordship and manor of Shrawley, Worc., as granted for life to the Queen Consort Katharine by pat. 25 Feb. 35 Hen VIII. Also grant of that lordship and manor of Shrawley alias Shraveley, the wood called Shrawley Woode in Shrawley, and the advowson of Shrawley rectory,— Warwyckes Landes; the lordship and manor of Templegrafton, Warw., a messuage in Osley, Warw., the rectory and chapel and the advowson of Grafton alias Temple-grafton, and lands called Ardens in tenure of John Swyfte in Templegrafton and Ardens Grafton, Warw.,—Balsall preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem; lands also called Ardens in Temple-grafton and Ardens Grafton in tenure of the said John Swyfte,—mon. of St. Peter, Westminster; a wood called "the Master's Coppes" alias "the Master's Grove' (7½ ac.), in Templegrafton.—Balsall preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem; the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Weston, Warw.,—Whyston priory, Worc.; the chapel of St. Michael and church of St. Michael called Home-chapell., Worc.,—Much Malvern priory; rent of 8s. 4d and service from lands of John Pashegrove in Beley, Worc., and all possessions of Pynley priory in Beley,— Pynley, Warw.; rent of 6d. and service from lands of the heirs of Martin Docnona in Tysoe, Warw. messuages, &c. (specified), in tenure of John Webbe, Wm. Clerke, Wm. Perye, and Wm. Wyllyngton, and all possessions of Kenel-worth mon. in Tysoe,—Keneluorth; two water mills called Maydestone Mylles, in tenure of Edw. Raynolde and Agnes his wife in Maydeston, Kent—Thomas abp. of Canterbury; lands in tenure of Ric. Savage in Belgrave. Leic., a, water mill in tenure of John Grene and cottages, &c. (specified), in tenure of John Revelles, John Woodcock, Wm. Letherlande. Thos. Buckeley, Thos. Orton and Margery his wife (this abutting upon Dady Canell) and John Bruerne and Alice his wife in Belgrave,—Gracedewe mon.; rent of 7d. and service from lands of Robt. Brewerne in Belgrave, and a messuage, etc., in his tenure there,—Soulby mon.; messuages, &c. (specified) in tenure of John Bryan, Hugh Clerke, thos. Noreyes, John Thomson, Wm. Hawett, and Hen. Abell in Belgrave,—Kyrbybellers priory; and lands in tenure of Thos. Brewerne, sen., in Belgrave,—Draxe priory, Yorks. Also a messuage. &c., in tenure of Hen. Adkyns in Peterley and Kyngeshull in the parish of Myssenden alias Magna Myssenden Bucks, a cottage there in tenure of Wm. Howse, a farm called Potterley in tenure of Jas. Tokefelde there, messuages there in tenure of Wm. Adkyns and John Nasshe, a wood called Hewettes Grove (½ ac.), another wood (2 ac.), a wood called Hanger Grove (4 ac.) and woods called Collens Grove and Hyde Grove (12 ac.), a wood called Stawlynges (1 ac.) and four lez hedgerowes and parcels of wood (4 ac.) in Peterley and Kyngeshull, messuage, &c. (specified), in tenure of John Compton and Hen. Foxe, and woods called Parners Woode and Honers Woode (102 ac.) in Magna Myssenden parish,— Myssenden mon.; a messuage in tenure of Ric. Garrett in le Marstowe within the parish of St. Lawrence, Evesham, Worc., another in tenure of John Roche in Brydgestrete within the parish of All Saints there,—Evesham mon. Also all lands in the city and suburbs of Worcester, parcel of lands called Coopercyners Landes which came to the King by the death of Lady Howette and are in tenure of the bailiffs and commonalty of Worcester. Del. Tychefeld 5 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII, —S.B. (signed by Essex, Browne, Petre, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Duke and Chydley). Pat. p. 12, m. 11.
8. George Browne, of Calais, the King's servant, and Alice his wife. Grant, in fee. for 296l. 9s. 2d., of the Halifeld alias Halyfeld Peele, Yorks., with the water-mill and lands there, which Elizabeth Stanley, widow of Edw. Stanley and formerly wife of John Hamerton of Wyglesworth. Yorks., holds for life, and which came to the King by the attainder of Sir Stephen Hamerton. Also grant of the whole lordship and manor of Halyfelde alias Halyfeld Peele,—Sir Stephen Hamerton, attainted. Del. Tychefeld, 6 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Essex, Browne, North, Sir Robert Southwell, Sir Ric. Southwell, Bacon and Duke). Pat. p. 9, m. 19.
9. William Bamfeld alias Baunfeld, of Turneworthe. Dors. Grant, in fee, for 326l.16s. 8d., of the reversion of lands leased to him by the Crown, 17 Dec. 31 Hen. VIII (on his surrender of a 50 years' lease by Thomas Charde, formerly abbot, and the convent of Forde, to John Baunfeld of Melton Abbatis, Dors, 12 July 22 Hen. VII., of the site or chief messuage of Turneworth manor with lands in Sturmyster and Okeforde Estkyllyng and in Turneworth and pasture in Brokeham and Okeden, as Wm. Chapman, late farmer there, held them, at 7l. 6s. 8d. rent) of the said site, etc. (except certain woods), for 21 years, at the same rent. Also grant of the lordship and manor of Turneworth alias the manor of Turneworth and Thornecombe, Dors., and all the aforesaid lands in his tenure, and woods called Shakham Coppes (32 ac.), Brokeham Woode (15 ac.), and Okeden Woode (12 ac.) in Turneworth and Thornecombe,—Forde abbey; messuages, etc. (specified), in Polden, Soms., in tenure of Wm. Perys, in Stowell, Soms., in tenure of Robt. Elyett, in Holy-well, Soms, in tenure of Robt. Rugge, in Petherton Marshe, in Stokegursey parish and in Saltehaye, in tenure of Marg. Hogges, in Cunwyche, Soms.. in tenure of John Pury, in Holford in the parish of Comeflorye in tenure of John Ayshe, and in Holford in the parish of Bagborowe, Soms., in tenure of the said John Ayshe,—Athelney mon. Except advowsons. Del. Tychefeld, 8 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII—S.B. (signed by Browne, Paget, Baker, Sir Ric. Southwell, North, Duke and Chydley). Pat. p. 14, m. 2.
10. John de Salerno, of Verona, the King's servant. Annuity of 150l. from Michaelmas last. Cowdrey, 5 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Tychefeld, 9 Aug.— P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 10.
11. Sir Thomas Pope, the King's Councillor. Grant, in fee, for 808l. 12s. 11¼d., of the reversion of the manor, and advowson of the parish church, of Browghton, Oxon, which came to the Crown by the attainder of Thomas late earl of Essex, granted to Lady Anne of Cleves, for life, by pat. 20 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Also grant of the said manor of Browghton alias Broughton Pougys, Oxon, and the advowson of the rectory there. Also the manor of Swafforde alias Swarforde, Oxon., land called Swarforde Parke in tenure of Thos. Parr, and a messuage, mill, etc., called Bury Close in Swafforde, in tenure of Ralph Vewes,—Charles duke of Suffolk; and the advowson of the rectory of Swafforde alias Swarforde. Also all lands in Lighthorne, Warw., which belonged to the late prior of St. Sepulchre in the town of Warwick. Del. Tychefeld, 10 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Browne, Sir Robt. Southwell. North, Sir Ric. Southwell, Bacon and Duke). Pat. p. 7, m. 25.
12. William Forthe of Hadley, Suff., and Richard Morysen the King's servant. Grant, in fee, for 488l. 2s. 1d., of the reversion of Boyton manor, Suff., etc., granted for life to Lady Anne of Cleves by pat. 20 Jan. 32 Hen. VIII. Also grant of the said manor and the advowson of the rectory of Boyton, with appurtenances in Boyton, Capell and Hollesley, Suff.,—Butley mon.; a moiety of the manor of Pury alias Pury Court, Worc., a water mill under Worcester castle called Frogmylne, and a moiety of all woods upon Pury manor,—late earl of Warwick; a messuage called le Aungell and closes (specified; in New Sleforde and Old Sleforde, Linc., in tenure of Thos. Sumpton, houses, &c. (specified), in New Sleforde lately in tenure of Wm. Richardson (now of John Newton), Ric. Carter (now of Chr. Toller) and Wm. Jenkynson (now of John Plesaunce) and two messuages in le Tofteleyne in New Sleford in tenure of Robt. Bulleye,—John lord Hussey, attainted; a parcel of land called the Long-slyppe upon which the wall called le Counterwall stands containing 6½ ac. on the west and north of a water called the Byttorne within Reinham parish, Essex, in tenure of Hen. Gregges,—St. John's of Jerusalem. Except advowsons other than that of Boyton rectory. Del. Tychefelde, 14 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Browne, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Bacon and Goodrick). Pat. p. 7, m. 11.
13. Sir Edward Carne. Grant, in fee, for 727l. 6s. 4d., of the lordship and manor or late cell of Ewenny, co. Glamorgan, the house and site, church, &c., of the said cell, the advowsons of the vicarages of Colwynston, St. Bridget Mayer, and Llandevadok, which belonged to the said cell,—Mon. of St. Peter, Gloucester. Del. Tichefelde, 14 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Browne, Paget, Baker, Sir Ric. Southwell, Sir Robt. Southwell, North, Hendle and Duke). Pat. p. 7, m. 23.
14. John Butler of Badmanton, Glouc., and Silvestra his wife. Grant, in fee, to the said John, for 3,468l. 18s. 11d., of the lordship and manor of Hawkes-burie alias Stoke Hawkesburye and the lordships and manors of Inguston and Hillesley, Glouc., and the lordships and manors of Kylcote, Tresham and Sedilwood, Glouc., and the lordship and manor of Upton alias Hawkesburie Upton, Glouc., and the lordship and manor of Little Bademyngton, Glouc.,— Pershore mon., Worc.; the lordship and manor of Netilton, Wilts,—Glastonburie mon., Soms.; woods called Ockeholde (210 ac.), Wethymore (26 ac.), Little Wood (60 ac.) and the wood and wood-land in Inguston Grene and Hawkes-burye More, which woods lie in Stoke Hawkesburie, Inguston and Hillesley,— Pershore; a wood called Netilton Wood (20 ac.) in Netilton,—Glastonburie; the rectory of Hawkesburie alias Stoke Hawkesburie and chapel of Bademyngton in Hawkesburie parish, tithes in Little Bademyngton and in Kylcote, Tresham and Sedilwood, and in Upton alias Hawkesburie Upton, and the advowson of the vioarage of Hawkesburie alias Stoke Hawkesburie,—Pershore; the advowson of the rectory of St. Helen in Ipswich,— Charles duke of Suffolk, and previously Richard bp. of Norwich; tithes in Hawkesburie alias Stoke Hawkesburie and in Inguston and Hillesley, and in Upton alias Hawkesburie Upton and in Little Bademyngton,—Pershore; and the advowson of Netilton rectory,—Glastonbury. Del. Tychefelde, 15 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.— S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Browne, Sir Ric. Southwell, Sir Robt. Southwell, North, Hendle and Duke). Pat. p. 12, m. 15.
15. Matthew Knevyton. Grant in fee, for 269l. 11s. 8d., of a pasture called Towne Pasture, now in tenure of the tenants of Osmaston, Derb., cottages, messuages and lands (specified) in tenure of Wm. Fryer, Thos Morley, Wm. Gybbe, Wm. Wetton ('le Coksholt" in Osmaston Wood), Wm. Malton, Ric. Assheton, John Prynce, Thos. Ledebetor. Wm. Tyrrye, Thurstan Assheton. John Twygg. Jas. Horde, Joan and Ric. Carter, and John Morley. tithes of hay "cum lez hades" formerly called Seynt Marye tythe, in tenure of Ric. Assheton, John Prynce. Ric. Carter and John Hurde. tithes of grain called Seynt Marye tythes in tenure of Wm. Malton, tithes of hay in Osmaston in tenure of Wm. Tyrrye, and rent of 6s. 8d. from a cottage and croft in Osmaston alias Osmondeston, Derb., in tenure of John Hurde also the said cottage and croft, and a wood called Osmaston Wood (32 ac.); all which premises lie in Osmaston alias Osmondeston and belonged to Tutbury priory, Staff. Del. Tychefeld. 17 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Paget Baker. North, Sir Ric. Southwell, Bacon and Chydley.) Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
16. John Tufton and Stephen Reamys. Grant, for 570l 8s., of the manor of Easte Sutton, Kent, lands in Easte Sutton in tenure of Edw. Spyllett, a wood called Estsutton Coppes (8 ac.). and rents of 8l. 3s. 9½d. from the tenants of the lordship and manor of Est Sutton.—Thomas Crumwell earl of Essex; the manor of Densted in tenure of Paul Sednour. the houses called Denstede next or within the Bleynne, adjoining the way leading to Canterbury, and all lands in Chartham parish pertaining to Densted manor and in tenure of Paul Sednour,—Leedes priory. Except advowsons. To be held by Tufton and Reames for term of their lives, and then to the use of the heirs and assigns of the said Tufton for ever. Del. Westm., 20 Aug. 37 Henry VIII.—S.B. (signed by Browne. Paget, Baker, North, Sir Ric. Southwell, Sir Robt. Southwell. Chydley and Duke). Pat. p. 1, m. 2.
17. John Preston of Crykett Thomas, Soms. Grant, in fee, for 100l. 0s. 10d., of the reversion of certain of the lands and a moiety of the rent reserved on a Crown lease to Richard Pollard, 28 Oct. 31 Hen. VIII., of the grange called Strete Grange with its lands (named) and pasturage of 300 sheep upon Blakedowne hill in Forde, Devon, and the adjoining parishes, for 21 years, at 11l. 2s. rent. Also grant of the said lands (called Hynkestones Well alias Heckestonewill, Hynkestonewell More alias Heckestonewill More, Wallettes, Stoope Major alias Moche Stoope, Stoope Minor alias Litle Stoope, Horscroftes, Stonecrofte, White-felde alias Fyve Acres and Brydgemede in the parishes of Wynsom and Chaffcombe, Some., a moiety of the pasture called Leymore in Crokehorne parish, Soms., and a moiety of the pasturage of 300 sheep upon Blakedowne, Dors.,— Forde abbey, Devon. Del. Kyngeston, 22 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Browne, Sir Robt. Southwell, North, Sir Ric. Southwell. Duke and Chydley). Pat. p. 14, m. 7.
18. Sir Edward North, chancellor of Augmentations. Grant, in fee, for his services and for 847l. 16s. 7½d., of the two forests of Waybryge and Saplei, Hunts, in tenure of the assigns or executors of Sir Ric. Williams alias Crumwell, dec, and all lands in——(blank), known as Waybryge and Saplei, which forests are parcel of the ancient inheritance of the Crown. Also the manor and the advowson of the rectory of Musburye, Devon, 28 ac. of meadow in Musburye in tenure of John Gersewell, and a wood called Musburye Woode (58 ac.),—late marquis of Exeter. Del. Kynston super Thamisiam, 22 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Paget, Sir Ric. Southwell, Ryche, Sir Robt. Southwell, Hendle and Bacon). Pat. p. 14, m. 8.
19. Richard Robynson, clk. Grant, in fee (for 190l., and for the resignation of pensions amounting to 54l. yearly during his life, and in recompense of the arrears of the same pensions, unpaid from Mich. to Lady Day last), of the manor of Lowsewater, Cumb., service and rent of 1d. from Thos. Salkelde's tenement called Brameley in Lowsewater, service and rent of 4l. from the corn mill of Egremonde, Cumb., belonging to the lords of Cowpleand, service and rent of 5s. from the lordship of Moserghe, Cumb., belonging to the said lords of Cowpleand,21 messuages, 305 ac of land, a park called Balner, and other lands (named), including grain and fulling mills in Lowsewater in tenure of Wm. Pereson, Jas. Burneyates. Matth. Robinson and others (not named), the manor of Thackethwayte, rent of 12d. and service from Ric. Mercer's land called Marshalflate in Thackethwayte, 16 tenements there (including Fulsike, Rampeshome. Hoggesclose, and grain and fulling mills) in tenure of Matth. Robynson, Thos. Robynson, and others (not named), a wood called Honested Howe alias Balnesparke (12 ac.) in Lowsewater and Thackethwayte, and land (1 ac. 1 ro.) called Kinges acre and Kinges landes in Brigham, Cumb., lately in tenure of Thos. Wilson, chaplain, and now of John Wilson,—Henry Percy earl of Northumberland; the chantry of St. Michael in Brigham and all pertaining to the said King's acre in the King's hands by the surrender of the said Richard Robynson, clk., chanter of the same. Del. Kyngeston upon Thames. 23 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII. S. R. signed by North and Bacon). Pat. p. 7, m. 21.
20. Sir Arthur Darcey. Grant, in fee, for 468l. 17s. 6d, of the manor of Gonby. Yorks., the free fishery in the water of Darwent, and the wood called Gonbyhawith in Gonby, in tenure of John Elson and Wm. his son,—Selby mon.; the manor of Talertheg with its appurtenances in the parishes of Llandrynmayre. Carnollannydelos (sic). Llanwynnoge, Treveglos, Llanehangell Ywynva, Llangadvan, Llanorvill, Garthpibyo, Kemes, Darowen. Penegos and Mahantleth. co. Montgomery, in tenure of John ap Howell Vaughan. a messuage in the parish of —— (blank), co. Montgomery, in tenure of John ap Howell Vaughan. and lands within Worthym parish, co. Montgomery, in tenure of Reginald ap William,— Strata Marcella mon; the manor of Llanllygan, co. Montgomery. — l. lanllygan abbey. Also the reversion of the site, etc., of Llanllygan abbey, Llanllygan rectory, and lands leased by the Crown 10 March 29 Hen. VIII, to Maurice Knevett. for 21 years. Also grant of the said site, lands, rectory &c.; the advowson of the rectory and of the vicarage of Llanllygan, and 8 messuages in Cowno in Llangadvan parish in tenure of Griffith ap Howell Vaughan and others (named),— Llanllygan abbey; 100 ac. of the park of Thurgarton, Notts,—Thurgarton mon.; a messuage and lands in Cotes in Craven, in Gilkyrk parish. Yorks., in tenure of Ric. Banaster,—Kyrkstall mon.; 6 ac. of meadow in Leweshame, Kent, lately in tenure of Ric. Yarson and now of Ralph Stepnehh. purchased by the King from Thos. Hattclyff. Del Kyngeston, 23 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Essex, Browne, Baker, North, Sir Ric. Southwell, Bradshawe and Chydley). Pat. p. 12, m. 20.
21. John Mawde, Henry Fryer and Robt. Gybbes, the King's servants. Grant, in fee, for their services, of the mansion called "the Olde Marten" in the parish of St. Martin in Thamistrete, London, lately in tenure of Ric. Claye (abutting upon the tenement of —— Styles, the high street and the tenement called "the Seigne of the Dragon" in which Ric. Bartelet dwells, which belonged to the Minories mon., on the north and on the Vintners' Hall on the west, and adjoining the lane called Brodelayne on the east and the tenements of John Cutt, towards the water of Thames, on the south), as the same is in the King's hands by virtue of an inquisition taken in the parish of St. Lawrence in Old Jewry, waid of Chepe, 27 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII., before Sir Ralph Warren, then mayor of London and escheator there, or by pretext of any other inquisition or forfeiture. Annual value 3l. 6s. Guylford, 10 July, 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
22. Edward Davys, M.A., King's chaplain. Presentation to the parish church of Old Radnor with the chapel of Kynerton, Heref. dioc, void by death. Petworth, 13 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 13, m. 22.
23. Charles Sutton. of Calais. Ric. Welby and Thos. Yorke. Grant, in fee, for 753l. 9s. 10d., paid by Sutton, of the lordship and manor of Bottisforth, Linc., rents and service of 3s. 1½d. from lands of Sir Wm. Gascoigne, 18d. from lands of Ric. Belyngeham. and 22d. and 20d. (called Warnott rents; from lands of Wm. Morley in Bottysforth. messuages, etc., in tenure of Ric. Cave, John Henryson, Wm. Gorrell, John Hely, clk., Wm Morley, Wm. Dawber, Ric. Gorrell, Wm. Reynolde, Ric. Belyngeham and Robt. Gregeon in Bottysforth, a wood called Temple Wood (8 ac.) there,—Wylloughton preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem; lands in Marton in Clevelande. Yorks., in tenure of Hen. Lacenbye, and all lands of Byland mon. there,—Byland; messuages and lands in the several tenures of Wm. Smythe, George Nicolson, Robt. Temple, Thos. Symeson, John Chambers, Thos. Baldwyn Thos. Henshaye, Geo. Wylson. Wm. Temple, Robt. Wyngod, Wm. Streyt, Thos. Butyman, Robt. Tailour, Ric. Tailour and Ric. Woode in Styxwolde Linc., —Styxwolde mon.; rent of 18d. and service from land of Hen. Smalle in Cletham, Linc, 5 ac. of land in Epworth, Linc., in tenure of Nic. Clerke, and lands in tenure of Wm. Warde in Epworth,—Thorneholme mon.; lands in tenure of John Freman in Lee, Linc.,— St. Katharine's mon. next Lincoln; three cottages in tenure of Thos. Foster, Hen. Nutte and Robt. Beche in Bynbroke, Linc., and two messuages, &c., there in tenure of Wm. Irbre and Thos. Newelve, —Sixhill mon. Also lands in tenure of John Rayner in Laxton, Linc, (sic), and all lands of Ferybye priory, Yorks., in Laxton,—Ferybye; a messuage, &c., in tenure of Thos. Kytchyn in Braughton, Linc., and all possessions of Nonne Appleton priory, Yorks, in Braughton,— Nonne Appleton; a close in tenure of Robt. Hornecliff in Gaynesborowe, Linc., — Willoughton preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem; and a farm in tenure of Nic. Borell in Spalforde, Notts,—Le Eagle preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem. Also lands in the several tenures of Robt. Storye, Ric. Naylor, Ric. Paratt, Wm Harryson, Thos. Wymbyche, Robt. Sutton, Robt. Taylor. Matth. Sampole, Wm. Bell, Ric. Wylbye Hen. Topham, John Rede, Ellen Crosbye, and Ric. Nailor in Newbyll and Estlangwath, Linc., rent of l½d. and service from lands of Thos. Wymbyche in Estlangwath, rent of 8d. and service from Robt. Sutton's lands called Barker Garthe in Estlangwath, rent of 10s. and service from the fishery of Robt. Taylor in Estlangwath, a wood called Northende Wood (40 ac.) in Estlangwath and Newbyll and all other possessions of Barlynges mon. in these places,—Barlynges; lands in tenure of John Dray ton and Robt. Marneham in Elkesley, Wolfeholme meadow and Bevercotes, Notts, and (parcels specified) of Thos. Justice in Wolwhayte, Staynton and I'ykell. Yorks.,—Blythe mon., Notts.; a messuage called Carrehouse and lands leased with it to Thos. Justice and Eliz. his wife in Steynton Yorks., parcel of the late cell of Tykell, Notts —Humberston mon., Linc.; three tofts in tenure of Edw. Hixson, Ric. Merle and Ancar Wyntworth in Westretforde, Notts,— Welbck mon. Del. Westm., 25 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Suffolk, Russell, Paget, Sir Ric. Southwell, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Duke and Chydley;. Pat. p. 12, m. 17.
24. Sir William Pagett and Sir William Petre, the King's principal secretaries. John Godsalve, one of the clerks of the Signet, and John Andewerpe, of London, goldsmith. Pardon to save them from the penalties imposed by Statute ofthe —— (blank) year of the King's reign upon such as should counterfeit his Majesty's "signe;" Paget, Petre and Godsalve having, by the King's express command, caused to be made a certain new stamp for his "signe." Del. Westm., 26 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 11. Rymer XV. 79. In English.
25. Thomas Grene, the King's servant. Grant, in fee, for 720l. 13s. 4d., of the lordship and manor of Frogynhall Valence, Kent, and lands (extent given,) in Teneham, Tonge, Bapchilde and Lynstede, Kent, and rents there, in tenure of Jobn Stede, and all appurtenances of the said lordship and manor, which the King acquired from Sir Thomas Wyatt, now dec. Except advowsons. Del. Westm., 26 Aug. 37 Henry VIII.—S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Browne, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Sir Ric. Southwell, Chydley and Duke). Pat. p. 9, m. 18.
26. John Bernardinus. the King's servant. Annuity of 75l., from Mich. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
27. John Spencer. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Sir Wm. Spencer, dec. Del Westm., 28 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.— S.B. (signed by St. John. Sewster and Beamont). Pat. p. 6, m. 30.
28. John Kene, of Thrandeston, Suff. Grant, in fee, for 239l. 7s. 8d., of the manor of Bedingham in Ockolte alias Ockolde, Suff., a messuage called Thrumboldes and lands in Ockolte in tenure of Robt. Kene, and the advowson of the rectory of Occolde alias Ockolte,—St. John's mon. next Colchester; a close called Toppecrofte, in Toppecrofte parish, Norf., in tenure of Robt. Woodeed, and all lands called Priors Close in Denton parish, Norf., in tenure of Robt. Swaunton alias Swatman,—Flixton priory. Del. Westm., 28 Aug. 37 Hen. VHL—S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Paget, Baker, Sir Robt. Southwell, North, Bacon and Chydley). Pat. p. 13, m. 14.
29. Robert Ranebald alias Raynbalde, of Norwich. Grant, in fee, for 129l. 6s. 8d., of the rectory of Keteringham, Norf., in tenure of Ric. Hagger, clk., and the advowson of Keteringham vicarage,— Pentney priory; all lands of West Dereham abbey in Watlyngton and Ronghton Holme, Norf., in tenure of Ric. Gawsell, —West Dereham; a messuage called Young Goodyves alias Thomas Goodyves, and land in Tofte and Raynyngham, Suff. (sic), in tenure of Hen. Reppis, and certain closes (named) there, leased with it to the said Reppis, and 16 ac. of land called Goldsmythes in Ranyngham, also in tenure of the said Reppis (boundaries given),—St. Olave's mon. Del. Westm., 29 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII. —S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Paget, Baker, Sir Robt. Southweil, North, Bacon and Chydley). Pat. p. 1, m. 6.
30. Oliver Frankeleyn and Alice his wife. Grant, in fee to the said Oliver, for 173l. 11s. 1d., of the lordship and manor of Clyste St. Mary's, Devon, the advowson of the rectory there, and all appurtenances of the said manor,— Margaret countess of Salisbury. Del. Westm., 29 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII. —S.B. (signed by Essex, Browne, Baker, Sir Ric. Southwell, North, Duke and Chydley). Pat. p. 2, w. 22.
31. Alex. Mather, of Norwich. Grant, in fee. for 226l. 15s., of the lordship and manor of Vawces Hall in Eston, Norf., and all lands in tenure of Ric. and Walter Vyncent in Eston, Marlyngforde, Colton, Horijngham. and Bawborough, Norf., and all lands of the late College of St. Mary in the Fields within Norwich in the parishes of Bawborough, Hyghame and Smaleborowe, Norf ,—Coll. of St. Mary in the Fields within Norwich. Del. Westm., 29 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Essex, Gardiner, Petre, North, Sir Ric. Southwell, Sir Robt. Southwell, Hendle and Duke). Pat. p. 7, m. 7.
32. Richard Moryson. Grant, in fee, (for the manors of Ellerbeck, Yorks., and of Chaddeswyche and Purye, Worc., the rectories of Thorneton in the Beans, Northotrington, Thorneton in le More, Northkilvington and Thorneton in the Street, Yorks., and of Claynes, Worc., the advowsons of the vicarages of these churches, the granges called Nonnehouse and Northallerton. Yorks., and all the lands sold to the Crown by a certain indenture, and for 176l. 15s. 5d.) of the manor of Whyttesburye, Wilts and Hants, woods called Castell Coppyce, Foxholles Coppice, Assheredge Coppice, Whitewayes Coppice, Oxynwelles Coppice, Housted Copice and Tolle Copice, Whyttesburye Comen, and le Weste Woode in the parish of Whyttesburye,— Redyng mon., Berks; the manors of Eschynnock and Clowesworth, Soms., woods called Parkewoode, le Waste Grounde, Whychell Woode and Augustines Grove in Frchynnok and Clowesworth,—Mountague priory; the manor of Snyterfelde, Warw., and woods called Barley Coppice, Newlonde and Grenefeld there,—late earl of Warwick; the lordship and manor of Cayshobury, Herts, and woods called Whependen Grove and Cayshobury Grove in the parish of Watford and Casshobury, Herts,—St. Albans mon.; the site of the manor of Bromley hall in Bromley parish, Midd., with all appurtenances of the said manor, in tenure of Sir Ralph Sadler and Sir Ric. Williams alias Cromwell,—Christchurch priory, London. Del. Westm., 29 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Paget, North, Hendle and Bacon). Pat. p. 7. m. 10.
33. Robert Creswell of Odyam, Hants. Grant, in fee; for 414l. 16s. 8d., of the lordship and manor of Pollyng, Hants., two watermills and lands in tenure of Wm. Waterman of Pollyng in the parish of Odyam, and all appurtenances of the said lordship and manor in Pollyng, Elverthame, Morall and Odyam, Hants; which premises the King purchased from Edward earl of Hertford. Except advowsons. Del. Westm., 29 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII. —S.B. (signed by Gardiner, Paget, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Duke and Chydley). Pat. p. 9, m. 1.
34. William Byrche, one of the gentleman ushers of the Chamber and clerk of the check of the Pensioners. Grant, in tail male, for his services, of the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Sondon, Beds., and rent of 11l. 6s. 8d. upon the lease of the said rectory to Thos. Smythe,—Markeyate priory. Del. Westm., 29 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by North. Hendle, Baker and Duke). Pat. p. 9, m. 17.
35. Henry Goodrick. Grant, in fee, for 699l. 9s. 2d., of the manor and rectory of Hunsingore, Yorks., the advowson of the vicarage of Hunsyngore, a close in Col thorp, Yorks., in tenure of Sir John Roclyffe, lands in Hunsyngore in the several tenures of John Monckton, Thos. Waterson, Robt. Blakborne, Wm. Monkton, Ric. Jackson. Guy Marshall, Thos. Ivett, Robt Westington, Thos. Stede. Robt. More, and Ric. Dicconson, a chapel and garden in Walsshforde, Yorks., in tenure of Wm. Thyckpenny, two watermills in Hunsingore in tenure of Alan Hochinson and Wm. Leyton, a cottage, &c., in Rybston, Yorks., in tenure of Thos. Forest, and closes (named) there in tenure of Robt. More and Henry his son, Wm. Brewar and Thos. Hogeson.— St John's of Jerusalem and Rybston preceptory. Except leaden roofs. Del. Westm., 31 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Gardiner. Paget, Sir Ric. Southwell, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Hendle and Bacon). Pat. p. 9, m. 20.
36. Licences to alienate (fn. n23) :—
Sir Wm. Wylloughby to John Soone. Lordship and manor of Campessey alias Campsey, and lands in Campsey Aysshey (or Asshe). Blaxhall, Hawgh. Northland, Acheston (or Hacheston) and Perham, Suff. — Campsey priory, Tychefelde, 6 Aug. P. 8, m. 15.
Henry earl of Surrey to Thomas duke of Norfolk. Manor of Rushworth, and site, etc., of Rushworth College. Norf. and Suff., the rectory of Rushworth, and all possessions of the said college in Rushworth. Shadwell, Thettford, Ewiston, Facnam, Stanton, Hynderley and the towns adjoining in cos. Norf. and Suff. (8th.) P. 8, m. 39.
Ric. Moryson to Thos. Palframan, merchant of the Staple of Calais, and Katharine his wife, in fee to the said Thomas. Manor of Lusteby, Linc., the patronage of the rectory of Lustebye and pension of 30s. out of it, and all appur- tenances of the said manor. Tychefelde, 10 Aug. P. 8. m. 19.
Lord Chancellor Wriothesley to Ralph Henslowe. Manor of Westburhaule (sic), except the following members, viz.. all rents and services by Arthur late lord Lysley, dec, held of the said manor of Westburhante (sic), and all lands in Tychefelde parish which Ric. Perkins, dec., lately held or claimed to hold by copy of the court (sic), of the said manor, another customary tenement in Collyns Close in Westburhante lately in tenure of Thos. Henslowe, a parcel of the said close (from the highway on the south side of the said close to the north side of the same, 180 ft., and in breadth from the close in tenure of Wm. Bartlott, on the east to the close called Vicaries garden, now parcel of the demesne lands of the said Ralph Henslowe, on the west, 180 ft.), another little c'ose containing three "hilvas" of land adjoining the north side of the churchyard of Westburhante, in tenure of Rog. Tyler, and pasture for two cows in the common fields and heath of Westburhante, lands in Crofton, Hants, in tenure of Ph. Reve, and lands called Purslandes in Rowner, Hants, lately in tenure of Ric. Mathewe of Alver- stoke parish. Also all the tithes of the site of the said manor, of the lands now leased to the said Ralph and of the three closes called Vicaries Closse. Vicaries Garden and Collyns Closse. Except, too, the rectory and vicarage of Westburhante and the tithes thereof not granted to the said Ralph the advowson of the vicarage of Westburhante. And (with the excep- tions premised) all rights held by Wriothesley by grant of 9 June last. Tychefelde, 12 Aug. P. 8. m. 18.
Thos. Denton and Ric. Notyngham to Reginald Gibbons of Brendisshe. Manor of Dersham, Suff.,—Leyston mon. (15th.) P. 8, m. 20.
Thos. Irlonde, of Shrewsbury, to Wm. Hookys, late of Conway, co Carnarvon. Messuage called Tuden Arthy Broyne Voyle in tenure of Hugh Peyke in the town of Arthy, co. Carnarvon, rent of 2s. a quarter out of the same by the custom called "commorths," and a wood called Coyde Varleygh More (10 ac.) in Artbey, —Conwey mon. (18th.) P. 8, m. 20.
Ric. Pymond to Ric. Birkehed. Moiety of two messuages and a cottage and lands in tenure of Ric. Byrkehed of Haly- fax, Yorks, and Eliz. his wife, in Crofton, Yorks —St. Oswald's mon., Yorks. (23rd.) P. 8, m. 15.
The same to Martin Byrkhed. The other moiety of the said messuage, &c. (23rd.) P. 8, m. 24.
Thomas Ardern to Thomas Dunkvn. Messuage, etc , in tenure of John Castlok in Feversham, Kent, and 1 ac. of ground called le Upper Grene there,—Feversham mon. (24th.) P. 5, m. 39.
Sir Arthur Darcey to Wm. Cupper. Manor of Talertheg with appurtenances in Llandrynmayre, Carnollamydelos (sic), Llanwynnoge. Treveglos. Llanehangell, Ywynvallangadvan (sic), Garthpybyo, Kernes, Darowen, Penegos and Mahan- cleth, co. Montgomery, in tenure of John ap Howell Vaughan, a messuage and lands in the parish of —— (blank), co. Montgomery, in tenure of the said John, and lands in the parish of Worthym, co. Montgomery, in tenure of Reginald ap William,—Strata Mercella mon. (24th.). P. 8. m. 18.
Edm. Harman to Ric. Leys. Manor, rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Thyrrefelde, Bucks,—St. Albans mon., Herts. (25th.) P. 8. m. 23
Ric. Andrewes, of Hayles, Glouc, and George Lysle to Ric. Palmer of Lynche in the parish of Hereford Parva. Manor of Beryngton. Worc, and woods called Heyswoode alias Beryton Haye (60 ac), Oldewoode alias Beryngton Hethe and Stanley (15 ac.) and Yonge Woode (20ac.), —Brecknocke priory. (25th.) P. 8, m. 14.
Augustine de Augustinis, M.D., the King's physician, to Thos. Lawley. House, &c., of Wenlocke priory, and lands (specified) which were in the prior's own hands and were afterwards leased to John Bradshaw; with reservation of bells, lead, etc., and woods called Sherlett Woode, Fareley Woode and Holmere Woode, 845 ac. (28th.) P. 8, m. 35.


  • n1. No. 223.
  • n2. Cancelled.
  • n3. The portion of the letter represented by the above paragraph is printed in Nott's Howard, Appx. No. 25.
  • n4. August 14th and 15th.
  • n5. Not altered.
  • n6. Byons.
  • n7. Word omitted.
  • n8. Barth. Compagni.
  • n9. August 31st.
  • n10. The words quoted are interlined, apparently in a different hand.
  • n11. August 25th.
  • n12. Louis von Buumbaoh. See No. 48.
  • n13. In the margin Wriothesley has here put "Sir Ric. Southwell with an other."
  • n14. Sept. 1st or 2nd.
  • n15. August 24th.
  • n16. August 26th.
  • n17. Monsieur de Roeulx.
  • n18. August 27th.
  • n19. Chamberlain, governor of the Merchants.
  • n20. The Duke of Suffolk.
  • n21. Moreto.
  • n22. Cancelled.
  • n23. Unless where otherwise noted these are dated at Westminster. In this abstract the day of the month appears in parentheses before the reference to part and membrane of the Patent Boll of 37 Hen. VIII.