Henry VIII: April 1546, 26-30

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 21 Part 1, January-August 1546. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1908.

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April 1546, 26-30

26 April. 678. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 393
Meeting at Greenwich, 26 April. Present: Chancellor, Privy Seal, Essex, Durham, Cheyney, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Petre, Sadler, Baker, Wotton. Business:—Letters to Williams for 1,000l. to be paid upon the bp. of Winchester's letters for victuals; and for 45l. 16s. 8d. to be repaid to the commissioners for musters of Dorset as employed upon coats and conduct of 100 men, albeit their captain, named Husey, had "presumed to receive the money in a greater sum," for restitution whereof and for his punishment it was ordered that letters should be written to Hertford, lieutenant general of the camp. Letters to Lord Evre to certify who holds the plate, money and apparel left at Berwick by Sir George Douglas, and to cause John Swynburne, prisoner to a Scot, by entry or ransom to discharge George Lauson, Scot, upon whose bond he returned to England. To the earl of Westmoreland to send hither the laird Tulybarne and advertise what the said laird's demeanour has been. To Thomas Gowre, marshal of Berwick, to be ready to repair hither for trial of the matter between Lord Evre and him. One Stevens, now curate (fn. n1) of St. Katheryne Colman in London, heretofore in the Tower upon suspicion of robbery of Stoke church in Suffolk and discharged for lack of proof, was accused by one Cage, servant to the Duke of Norfolk, of erroneous teaching touching the Sacrament, but cleared himself and was returned to his cure upon surety to appear when called.
26 April. 679. Lord William Howard to the Council.
R. O. Although at sundry times men have died in the Venecian, yet, not knowing it to be the pestilence, has not thought needful to report it. But, this morning, the 26th inst., two that were well at 7 a m. died by 10 a.m., and 14 fell sick; so that he is constrained to go into the Paunces, "and the master with all the whole company crieth out upon me to be avoided thence." Besides, every man cries out for wages. Begs to know the King's pleasure with haste. If the wind tarry at E. or N.E. he will be found here; if it turn to W., in the Narrow Seas, having seen all the hulks in the haven. They begin to die in other ships, "but I wot not whereof." Portchmoth, 26th of this present.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 26 April 1546.
26 April. 680. Sabyne Johnson to her Husband, John Johnson.
R. O. 1546, 26 April at Glapthorn. Came home on "Ayester Even." Have written thrice and had none from you. "The couart shalbe cepte here on Fryday next: my ounckell Bryand and Mr. Dovse welbe here at yet, even so wold I that you wayer, but in your absense I shal dessyre my brother Otwell to take paynes." This day my uncle Anthony Cave sent you the mare and filly that he promised. Horses stolen. Barth. Hose. My brother, sister and I are going to Mr. Brudenell's to dinner. Mistress Brud[en]ell sent for 20l. which she says she should have for fells. "I think he did not know of it."
P. 1. Add. at Calais.
26 April. 681. John Johnson to Mr. Smyth.
R. O. Anno 1546, 26 April, at Callais:—Commendations to Mrs. Smyth. Wrote on Easter Eve for Smyth to take of Mr. Judde 200l. of the King's money, upon bill payable in the Pasche Mart at 25s. Fl. Will take 200l. more at the same reckoning, half payable at sight at Andwerpe and the other half in the Sinxon Mart next. Therefore, if he may be sped at 25s. Fl., desires Smyth to take the whole 400l. Has received here 13l. 6s. 8d. of Nicholas Sainct John, gentleman, and given a bill payable at sight, which he begs Smyth to pay either out of the King's money aforesaid or Mr. Cave's.
Marked in margin as "unto Mr. Smyth to Lo. per Thomas Throwrppe, Dampert['s] servant."
ii. The same to Robert Andrewe.
Wrote by Mr. Lodge. Now encloses a bill made by Guillame vander Guchte in Mercus Hondles name for 305l. 6s. 8d., payable 24 June. Would know as soon as possible whether Mercus accepts it. Accept any bills coming from Thomas Smythe or my brother Otwell. The enclosed bill is "for 13 pottes f. Cottes. and 11 pottes f. Berkes, free out, sold the said William vandr Gucht, for the abovenamed Marcus Hondt and Company."
Marked in margin as: to Robert Andrwe per Richard Ellis.
Copies, p. 1.
26 April. 682. Lisle to Henry VIII.
R. O. By the Council's letter of the 24th inst. (fn. n2) perceives that the King would know "whether the new shalupe that came out with the brigantyne be able to brook the seas or not." On Tuesday was sevennight, (fn. n3) coming from Callayes the wind rose suddenly from the S.W. so strainably that Lisle, who was in the Sacre, the best sailer of the pinnaces, had enough ado to fetch the Downes and avoid being cast upon Goodwyn. Expected the new shalupe to be swallowed "in the least of a great number of seas that came over her," but she went through all and was at anchor in the Downes as soon as they. The weather was so vehement that at Callayes they reckoned us perished. "Of this I did advertise Sir Thomas Cardeyn (God comfort him), not knowing then of his misfortune," that he might signify it to your Majesty, and did also advertise Mr. Secretary Paget. Learns, too, from the Council that, as the enemies have no great power at sea, the King thinks that seven or eight of his greatest ships may return home, and so be safe from tempests and yet ready when required. Would (if he durst) have signified no less ere this time; and now awaits the King's pleasure which of them shall return, and which remain.
Has been here with my lord of Hertford since Maundy Thursday. (fn. n4) This day the Admiral of France is looked for at Monstreull and tomorrow or Wednesday at Arder. Is sorry that our men at Boulloyn were too ready at the enemy's call, as Hertford will advertise. It was hardly to be thought that a man of Mr. Ellerker's experience would have taken such a bait. The Frenchmen in the night gave alarm to the High town and in the morning showed themselves upon the hill at Saint Estevyns, where the Albenoys went over and skirmished with them. Finally Mr. Ellerker with the men at arms and light horsemen passed the water which Hertford and Lisle had sent them word not to pass (being advertised of Mons. du Buys' coming to Monstreull with a great band of horsemen and footmen), for it was easy to know that this was "a train to 'tice our horsemen to their ambush or stale." Knows not whether the message was given. The Frenchmen (reported as but 200 horsemen), after putting home our Albenoys and seeing the Northern horsemen make towards them, retired to their wagons, took out the mares and draught horses and seemed to abandon their victuals; whereof our light horsemen, without "further discovering," brought back notice, and Ellerker forthwith gave chase and was trained into such a company that when they would have retired it was too late. "The Albenoys left the fist and strake with the heel, which Sir Ralph Ellerker's heart would not serve him to do, and so was lost, with Shelley, Granadoe and one or two of the men of arms, and divers sore hurt." By the great assemblies of horsemen and footmen daily coming to Monstreull it should be seen that the French king will treat sword in hand as your Highness does, or else means to be doing betimes if things prove not to his pleasure. No trust should be given to his courtesy, if advantage might be had of any of your pieces. Newhaven in Boulloignois, 26 April 1546.
P.S. in his own hand.—"[M]onluke hath eftsoons made another request to speak with me and Mr. Secretary togethers, which is yet deferred again upon excuse of business that I have here with your Majesty's lieutenant. [I] do think we shall meet togethers upon Thursday, [f] or the Admiral will be tomorrow or Wensdaye at Arder." Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.
26 April. 683. William lord Grey to Hertford.
R. O. Yesterday, being Easter Day, towards night, the Cavalere asked leave to go forth and lie for certain victuals which he knew were coming to the fort. Granted it; and, about 1 or 2 a.m., 100 or 150 horsemen came to the Base town and hurt one or two of our scouts. The alarm was given and we saw them gallop up by the sands' side; whereupon the Cavalere and his band issued out and chased them to Pountie bridge and there remained. When it was day, they put forth scouts to the top of the hill at Sainctie Tyens, who descried two bands of horsemen, and sent to the writer to put forth Salerne or some other to Pountie bridge to rescue them if necessary. Did so, and prepared all the horsemen, both men at arms and others, under the Marshal; and himself rode forth to behold their doings. Met Cavalere, who declared that he was hurt in skirmishing with the Frenchmen, had taken two or three of them, and desired leave to rest his horses for an hour or two. Afterwards overtook the Marshal on this side Pountie bridge, where the Italians held the passage. Tarried there while Sir Ralph Ellerker put forth some light horsemen; who won the hill, and thereupon the Frenchmen retired with 140 or 160 carriages of victuals. Seeing this, the Marshal sent for more footmen to come to Sainctie Tyens; but ere the writer could bring them thither all Frenchmen save scouts were beyond Hardillo. Was then about to retire when Sir Ralph Ellerkar asked for 500 footmen to back him at the end of the sands towards New Shatewe, and the writer gave him Salem and his whole band. When they were gone, heard carriages passing through Hardillo woods, and put forth 400 footmen and the 20 light horsemen who remained. These distressed divers of the carriages, slew some men and "knocked out the heads of their vessels." Thought all had been well with Sir Ralph Ellerkar until three or four men at arms came into Sainctie Tyens with pieces of staves thrust through their arms and hands, who declared that the Marshal, after distressing the rest of the victuals, attacked the enemy's band of 250 horsemen beyond New Shatew: but, when Shelley and the men at arms had right hardily broken the troop of the enemies, the Albanois who should have followed ran away. And so, certain of the gentlemen named in a schedule herewith were taken prisoners and the rest put to flight. Bolloyn, Monday night, 1546. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.: lieutenant general for the King's Matie on this side the sea. Endd.: xxvij. Aprilis 1546.
R. O. 2. Schedule enclosed in the above:—
"Mr. Marshall. Mr. Shelley. Hussie, Barnes, Barbarows, Acton, Spenser, men at arms. Jacques Granado. Capt. John de Lanciana and his lieutenant. Gecer (Gecere in § 4). Frogmerton (Throkmerton in § 4). Cristenmas (Cristmas in § 4). Grene. Graisbrige.
"It is reported unto me that we have taken 12 of theirs, but of 10 I am assured."
P. 1.
R.O. 3. Copy of § 1.
Pp. 3. Endd.: The copie of my lorde Greys l're sent to my Lord, xxvijo Aprilis, of the skyrmishe there xxvjo April 1546.
R. O. 4. The schedule (§ 2) with slight variations in spelling, naming Mr. Shelley as lieutenant of the men at arms, to each of whom the word "Mr." is prefixed.
P. 1.
27 April. 684. The Privy Council.
A. P. C., 394.
Meeting at Greenwich, 27 April. Present: Chancellor, Privy Seal, [Essex, Durham, Cheyney, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Petre, Sadler, Baker, Wotton]. Business:—Letter to Lord William Hawarde (upon his letters of the 25th inst. signifying his stay of the second fleet of hulks and request for a skilful person to view them) that officers of the Admiralty should be sent to Portsmouth forthwith. Placard for Dr. Wotton to take up 10 post horses to Dover and a vessel for his transportation. Obligations signed and sealed by the Chancellor and others of the Council to Ant. Bonvixy and other strangers, for money emprunted to the King, brought in and cancelled, but ordered to be preserved in the Studye at Westminster. Safeconduct for the ship Saint Mighell, master John de Ganda (Gauda?) in Holland, to be laden by Guido Cavalcanti, Florentine, with French wares at Roan by the hands of Francis Claysson, Dutchman, for London or Antwerp. A lewd fellow out of Sussex who exhibited to the King certain books of misorders in that country, committed to the Porter's Lodge. The laird Bromston had warrant to the Exchequer for 275l., which with 40l. received of Lord Evre, should pay 100 horsemen in Scotland for three months; and also had 40l. in reward. Letters to Lord Evre to signify what sum he delivered to Bromston and return the warrant for 1,000 cr. so that a new warrant for the sum paid might be sent. Mr. Man, who wrote for instructions as to the passing of Mr. Knevet's horses and others of Lightmaker's, going to the Camp, had answer to keep account thereof apart from the victuals.
27 April. 685. Henry VIII. to Hertford, Lisle, Paget and Wotton.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 114.
Understanding by Paget's letters of the 25th their conference with Mon[luke], thinks good to signify as follows:—
. Where Monluke with a long rehearsal of old friendship, expediency of peace, devastation of war, etc., concludes that his master desires peace "so as the same might be had honorably, and his realm not excorsed and fleen to the bones," the French commissioners are to be reminded that, albeit the rupture of the old amity proceeded from them, the King has been ever ready to have all things honourably compounded, but hitherto their commissioners have been too much wedded to their own wills, and therefore it is necessary to tell them plainly that they have to do with a prince who will not with froward dealing be drawn to their appetites, and who knows how their master stands touching his subjects, men of war, penury of victuals, decay of navy, etc., that we can always safely revictual our pieces on that side while the French navy dare not continue upon the seas for want of ports, and that we "know their doings in Almayn, Italy and everywhere." Yet, for God's sake and Christendom, and for the old good will to their master, the King would be glad of peace if they will make round offers and consider that he must have no less respect to his honour than their master has to his. Here may be touched again the unreasonableness of their request to have Bulloyn when they have not used to leave pieces won by them, as Hesding and Piemont, and in the first wars concluded peace without recovering Turnay. The matters of your instructions, especially the first, are such as if they mean bona fide they ought to condescend to; yet if you see that frankness which Monluke pretends, who says that beside payment of our pension they will leave us part of Bullonoys as surety for their payment of arrearages, charges and expenses, you shall get them to declare what parts of Bullonoys they mean, and then essay whether you can get all "from the water a thisside Estaples," and failing that (their new fort being razed and left to us as a fisher town) all on this side Hardelow, or at least from the river that comes by Porthyll,—limits to be settled upon view of the ground. As Paget perceives by Monluke that they will not come to the sum claimed for costs and expenses, 1,000,000 cr. may be abated, provided that the whole county of Guisnes remain to the King and his heirs. This will take away all occasion of "bogges and variaunces," and, as the French king has almost no profit from it, there is no cause why he should not assent. In "beating into their heads" what advantages we have over them, more than they know, and how necessary peace is for them, you must "beat out" to what points they will finally grant.
Draft corrected by Petre, pp. 10. Endd.: M. to the lo. of Hertfort, the lord Admirall, Mr. Paget and Mr. Utton, xxvijo Aprilis 1546.
27 April. 686. Hertford to Henry VIII.
R. O. Being instructed to send the platt of "a bulwark newly to be made upon a hill near this fort" and of the whole fortifications and haven here, together with his opinion of the King's devices at Bulloigne, sends them by bearer, John Rogers, surveyor of Bulloigne, who can declare them, and who has served very diligently. Begs that he may be returned with speed and know that Hertford has commended him. In France peace is expected shortly; and Mr. Wallop's trumpet being lately at Turwayne, the captain there, Mons. de Villebonne said to him "Trompet, nous serons bien tost, si Dieu plaist, boen freres et amis en semble." Has heard, nevertheless, that the French mean to assail this camp, and trusts to give them such a welcome that they shall wish themselves in Paris. At Mounstrell they begin to assemble a mass of men; and the King's subject, Pollerd, who is in good estimation there, reports that 500 footmen are already come, and more Gascons, Normans and Parisians are looked for daily, and also, within three days, 500 horsemen, Clevoyes or Almaynes, and that 25 or 26 boats laden with hay have arrived at Estaples. Harrington, my brother's servant, yesternight brought your Majesty's letters and a platt (fn. n5) of fortifications to be further made here. Perceives that Mr. Lee will be sent hither shortly, but sends Rogers as before determined. Camp at your Highness' New haven in Bullonoyes, 27 April 1546.
P.S.—Has just received the enclosed letters from Lord Graye. Had it not been for the taking of our gentlemen the journey had been honest. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
27 April. 687. Hertford to the Council.
R. O. Here is such lack of money that there is not enough to pay the strangers, so that all Englishmen, pioneers and officers, "being utterly unfurnished, are like to have no penny," as appears by the treasurer's brief (herewith) of pays and receipts. Begs them to order a speedy supply; for the King's provisions here are "nothing to the purpose" and they must buy of victuallers who come at their own adventure. Camp at Newhaven in Bullonoyes, 27 April 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: "with a scedule inclosed conteyning an estimate of money."
R. O. 2. ["The treasurer's brief" enclosed in the above.]
The whole sum of my receipts 20,479l. 13s. 9¾d. Issued in payments 16,085l. 5s. 6d. And so remains towards one month's charges 4,394l. 8s. 3¾d.
. The Almaynes footmen whose monthly pay is 3,715l. 15s. 4d must be paid out of hand 2,965l. 15s. 4d.; the Spaniards footmen beginning their month 25 April last 1,775l. 10s.; .the Italian footmen under Salerno, beginning 24 April, 927l. 16s.; the Italians under Tiberio, beginning 13 May, 202l.; the Spaniards horsemen, beginning 2 May, 330l.; the Clevoies horsemen, beginning 4 May, 1,499l. 2s.; the Italian horsemen, beginning 28 April, 916l. 15s.; the colonel of the strangers horsemen, beginning his month on 30 April, 30l.; the English band whose monthly pay is 3,750l., besides the lord Lieutenant's diets and the wages of the marshal, master of the horse, treasurer and master of ordnance and their officers, and of victuallers, labourers and carriage, beginning 18 April, 3,400l. And so is lacking 7,652l. 15s. 0¼d.
P. 1.
27 April. 688. Madame de la Touche to [Mary of Guise].
Balcarres MS.,
iv. 14.
Adv. Lib.
Writes what she has done since coming into this country. Found your mother, son and brothers in this town. The Court arrived immediately after and kept Shrove Tuesday (caresme prenant). The Queen and Dauphiness staid a long time. Madame went to the Louvre and did not remove so long as the Court was there. I was there every day from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. The Court is as strange as could be in habiliments and façon de faire. I have not spoken to the King because your father told me he had had letters from Mons. de Vassay who is lieutenant for this King at Ardres, and one from my husband, who begged him "de le pleger" towards the Sieur de Vassay, and that millort Soret (Surrey) to whom he was a prisoner at present kept him at Guynes and would take for pledge the Sieur de Vassay if Monsieur agreed to it. Monsieur did so, and he thought he would be here immediately; "qui me gardera den faire autre chose cependant que ce Roy fut icy." I waited till the first week of Lent, and as there was no further news I asked Monsieur to give me one more letter addressed to Mons. de Vassay like the first; which he did, and begged Mons. de Vassay to pledge him, and send him to him "sur sa foy, et quyl respuuoit (?) de sa ransson ou daultre prisonnier quel quil demanderet et luy envoier in continent." I sent thither a man express—Jacques Chou (?) "que aviez arnne (?) a Monsieur vostre filz." Madame asked the Admiral for a letter addressed to Mons. de Villebon at Terovenne, "pour donner escrosse (sic) a Jacques pour entrer dedans Ardres par force pour porter les lettres de Monsieur, car lon ny puit entrer aultrement." Does not know if he is dead or taken. Monsieur has written twice again by the post of Mons. de Thez to know if the man he had sent to Ardres had got in, but has got no news. I am therefore at the beginning of all my business. Monsieur and Madame have gone to La Faire for Easter, and will be here on Wednesday after Easter for your son's process, of which a good result is expected. Madame cannot remain much longer here, as she has to be at the baptism of the Dauphin's daughter. Cannot at present name her otherwise.
Will be here long in great pain. Desires her, therefore, to keep mindful of her husband and herself, her very obedient servants. As to the marriage of La Touche, Mons. Dechilac and his son did not leave this town until Holy Week, awaiting news of the writer's husband; and when she could learn nothing more, "jay accorde avecque eulx de ce que je leur veulx donner; de quoy ilz se sont tou (?) comptes" and ought to be back here 15 days after Easter. If Madame is still here I will ask her humbly for your honour to be affianced in her presence; for if I have no other news I will complete what I have begun, hoping that she and I may always be reckoned your most obedient servants; which is what I most desire in this world, and there is nothing I more regret than that I could do you no service when in your company. Paris, 27 April 1546. Signed.
Fr., pp. 2. Add.: A la Royne. Endd.: Madlle de la Tousche.
*** The signature is a little perplexing, but from the endorsement of this and a later letter (No. 705) there is no doubt about the writer. The character of the signature is bold and clear, and looks like one name only, not Christian and surname. It seems to read "Anautigny" or "Avantigny."
28 April. 689. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 396.
Meeting at Greenwich, 28 April. Present: Chancellor, Privy Seal, Essex, Durham, Cheyney, Gage, Browne, Wingfeld, Petre, Sadler, Baker. Business:—Accusations presented by Walter Cowley against Sir Anthony St. Leiger, deputy of Ireland, with his answers, were debated in presence of the Earl of Ormonde; and as Cowley "could avouch nothing but upon the mouth of others" and was fully answered by the Deputy, he was committed to the Tower, and Ormond bound in recognisance (given) to attend upon the Council to answer the accusations of the said Deputy. Letters to Lord William Hawarde that the King had sent two officers of the Admiralty with instructions touching the hulks stayed at Portsmouth; also that if the death in the Venetian ship was so great her men should be discharged, leaving only sufficient to bring her into Thames.
28 April. 690. Paget to Henry VIII.
R. O. This evening Mons. Monluc sent a letter to my lord Admiral or, in his absence, to me. The letter signified that the Admiral of France had arrived at Monstreul and written to him to send "that bearer" hither, adding that the sooner the bearer was despatched the sooner the Admiral should be at Ardre. His credence was that the Admiral desired safe-conduct to Ardre like that granted last year to the bp. of Soissons and President Remon, another safeconduct for three or four vivandiers to resort from Ardre to St. Omers for "poultry and such like acates," another safeconduct for four or five posts to lie at Devern, for speedy passage to Monstreul in case there should be occasion to send to Court, and a licence for three or four tuns of wine to be brought out of France. Caused the messenger to put that in writing; and, telling him that it waxed too late for his return to Ardre tonight, sent a letter to the camp to Hertford and the Admiral as in the copy enclosed. Calays, 28 April 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
ii. "Copie of my l're to my lord of Hertf' and my lord Admyral."
Sends letter from Mons. Monluc to Lisle or, in his absence, Paget. The credence of the gentleman who brought it is contained in the schedule enclosed. Told him that Lisle would be here tomorrow at dinner (and thinks it not amiss if he so be) but he would needs have his despatch in the morning, as the Admiral of France was tarrying for the answer. Will if they like make, sign and seal a safeconduct and send it to them to seal and sign and forward to Monstrell by Rechemound and a trumpet, with commission to insert the number of the Admiral's train and show the Admiral that his other desires shall be satisfied. Callys, 28 April, at night.
Copy headed in Paget's hand, p. 1.
28 April. 691. Paget to Petre.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 117.
Sends a short letter to the King, thinking shortly to send a longer and containing better matter. Yet we had not had the worst if Sir Ralph Ellerker had not been slain. Being forced for horsemen to use strangers who every time leave us in the dirt, sometime the Almayns and sometime the Albanoys, may God direct things so that for this time we may leave to need them and against next time have a force of our own; which would be right well if the King would give like wages to his own men as to strangers. A horseman with 9d. a day if his horse is killed cannot buy another, and seeing a stranger get 3l. a month and he but 20s. "his heart is killed." The present remedy however is peace, "which we will bring from hence if you send it first from thence. "Nemo ascendit ad celos nisi qui descendit de celis." With a peace we shall be abler hereafter for war and the enemy will not thereby wax stronger and richer, as we shall, for he will straight match himself with a fresh enemy. Cales, 28 April, late at night, 1546.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
28 April. 692. William lord Grey to Hertford.
R. O This day I sent forth all our horsemen with certain footmen to Newe Shatewe, where the encounter was yesterday, and, as the trumpet said, they found Mr. Marshal and two light horsemen by him, "having their hearts all three cut out of their bellies"; whom, with one Grene, a gentleman that served under the Albanois, they brought away. The others of our men are alive at Mounstrell, and ten or twelve Frenchmen slain at the same time remain in the sands. "At this meeting was the Ringrave stricken in at the mouth and out at the neck with a lance, and Monsieur de Tays thrust through the neck with a sword," besides many others hurt. Bolloyn, 28 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: lieutenant general on this side the sea. Endd.: 1546.
28 April. 693. Hertford and Lisle to Henry VIII.
R. O. Yesterday, examined certain mariners lately taken upon the sea by a shallop of Hertford's. Their depositions agree that at a spring tide more than four fathom of water flows as high as the quay of the town of Estaples, and at neap tides (at full sea) 3½ fathoms, and that there is never less than four fathom upon the bar at full sea, also that the channel is "almost an arrow shot over." The haven is subject to all winds blowing strainably at N.W. and W.N.W., but that might be remedied by a mole or pier. At full sea there is half a fathom more water at Estaples than at Dieppe. If these sayings are true there is no haven like it on this side the mouth of Seane; and, seeing how it dominates all Bullonoyes, so that without it the enemy could neither victual Ardres, Hardelowe, nor the new fort, nor any garrisons on this side Monstrell, nor keep an army in the field without aid of the Emperor's countries, the writers wish that it were the King's. If the present treaty take no effect, their opinion is that, with a "renforce" of 3,000 footmen and 500 horsemen, Estaples should be attempted "immediately upon the breach of the conclusion." Garrisons from other places might be planted there and the King be at less charge than he now is. Write this, not to hinder an honorable peace, which seems the thing most necessary for Christendom, but that the King may be more ready, in case the Frenchmen "will serve their purpose as they are wont," to annoy them, and thereby the sooner have peace. Camp at Newhaven in Bullonoyes, 28 April 1546. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.
28 April. 694. Hertford to Petre.
R. O. Since notifying the "infortunate successe at Bulloigne," is this day informed from Lord Graye that Sir Ralph Ellerker was slain in the skirmish. This is confirmed by a trumpet whom Hertford sent with Francis Barnerdo to Mounstrell, and who, in returning hither today, saw Ellerker "lying dead on the sands beyond Hardelowe, being wounded through the belly." Camp at Newehaven in Bullonoyes, 28 April 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
28 April. 695. Scepperus to Paget.
R. O. Certain burgesses of Dantzich in Prussia ask him to write to Paget to get the King's admiral to release their ship called Le Salrator, master Poppeus Sybrandts de Staueren, of 700 tons burthen, now lying at Bristol. She can do the King little service, as he has so many others, and she draws much water and is difficult to steer. Begs favour for them and offers service on this side. Brussels, 28 April 1546. Signed: Cornille Scepperus.
French, p. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd.: Skipper to Mr. Secretary, Mr. Paget.
28 April. 696. Lorges to the Queen of Scotland.
Balcarres MS.
iii. 50.
Adv. Lib.
The King has despatched to Scotland the Sieur de Mandosse, his chief maître d' hôtel, and the ambassador Master John Hay, from whom she will learn the news and the message committed to them. He has great satisfaction about you and the kingdom and the lords of the country. Monsieur [your father?] and Madame your mother write more at length. "De vostre maison de Lorges," 28 April 1546.
Fr., p. 1. Add. Endd.
697. Lorges to the Queen of Scotland.
Balcarres MS.
iii. 62.
Adv. Lib.
She will understand by the Sieur de Mandosse the despatch the King sends to him (qui la pleu an Roy luy fere). The King is much pleased with her and has told her mother that she shall never want a house (que nares james faulte de mayson) nor other things to help. Trusts she will come one day to see herself how everything goes on here. Advises her to write by Mandosse to Madame d'Estampes touching the Conte de Gyane and himself (Lorges). Is sure that Monsieur and Madame her mothe write all the news.
Hol., Fr., pp. 2. Add.: A la Royne dEscosse. Endd.
29 April. 698. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 397.
Meeting at Greenwich, 29 April. Present: Chancellor, Privy Seal, Essex, [Durham, Cheyney, Gage; Browne, Wingfeld, Petre, Sadler, Baker.] Business:—Letters to collectors of subsidy in Sussex and Kent to forbear demanding anything of the inhabitants of the Cinque Ports. Barth. Fortuny had letters to Sir Hugh Pollard, Mr. Stukeley and John Stowell, viceadmiral of Devonshire, for recovery of wares spoiled out of a hulk coming from Lusheborne with goods of John Carlo de le Affiati and Lewes Perez, of Antwerp, and sold to John Holland and others, the wares to be delivered to Jo. Bapt. de St. Victor; and Fortuny had also safeconduct for two ships, masters Steven Stevenart and Ambrose Thesiara. Robert Leg had warrant to the Exchequer for 4,000l. for sea affairs.
29 April. 699. The Privy Council to Carne.
R. O.
S. P., xi. 118.
For execution of the agreements taken at Utrek touching merchants' matters Skypperus, the Emperor's ambassador, and another appointed for that purpose, have seen the records of the Exchequer and of London, and confessed themselves satisfied with the proofs of all that is of any importance in their common griefs; and they are granted copies of the said records. The King will have like search made there, and sends bearer, his servant and councillor, Mr. Doctor Rede, to join in commission with Carne for that purpose with letters of credence to the Regent. To her they shall declare that the late coming of this man is because another of the King's Council hereto appointed fell sick by the way; and so beg to see the muniments and records necessary to prove the rights now exacted. They shall obtain a book of customs and imposts rightly due in any towns and ports there, consider the proofs of them and take authentic copies of the records; and proceed so that all just exactions may certainly appear and the other newly raised be abolished, according to the treaties, and that our men may be heard and recompensed. The Emperor's commissioners have begun with the common griefs which they "purposed" at the Diet of Burbarough and are satisfied in almost every article by matters of record. As Carne was one of the commissioners he must instruct Mr. Read thereof.
On a separate slip, in another hand.—John Newkyrke, has provided 50,000 of saltpetre for the store within the Tower of London for which you shall, if necessary, require licence.
Draft in Petre's hand, pp. 3. Endd.: M. to Mr. Carne, 29 April 1546.
29 April. 700. Van der Delft to Charles V.
viii., No. 254.
Being at Court yesterday, was summoned by the King and asked if he had any letter from the Emperor since D'Eick left. Replied that he had had nothing but a letter from the Queen, intimating that Penninck had been with her and she had so arranged for the passage of his troops that they would do better service than Landenberger's or Riffenberg's men; he (the King) might depend on the Emperor to do everything for him that could honestly be done. This was taken in good part, and, after some vague grumbling about past events, the King said that Monluc, whom the king of France sent to the Turk with the Emperor's ambassador, had now gone to Calais and expressed to Paget his King's desire for peace, regretting that the Lord Admiral was not present. Paget had replied that his master was no less desirous of the tranquility of Christendom, and when the Admiral of France came the Lord Admiral of England would not fail to meet him. Monluc assured him that the Admiral would come, who was now expected at Calais. The King added that, nevertheless, he did not slacken his efforts.
The Council said that seven or eight days ago their men burned a small town in Scotland, capturing, or killing 400 men, with loss of only three wounded; and had brought back a great booty of cattle. The King had now 10,000 combatants at sea.
During the last three days 18 new pinnaces, built like foists, with 15 or 16 oars a side, and well equipped, have sailed hence. The English say that their fort (fn. n6) near Boulogne is sufficiently advanced for defence. A courier has been despatched to Mason who accompanied Duke Philip. Is credibly informed that the despatch is to stop Mason's mission; which is probable, as the courier went as soon as it was decided to negociate with the French. London, 29 April 1546.
29 April. 701. Van der Delft to Mary of Hungary.
viii., No. 255.
Received her letter of the 17th and was yesterday at Greenwich where the King is passing Eastertide. Saluted the Queen at her coming from mass, who was very gracious and seemed pleased. Afterwards represented to the Council the plundering of the Emperor's subjects. They replied that measures were taken to prevent further depredations. The writer then presented the statement of particulars of property recently plundered; which was already known, as the merchants made the complaint in presence of the English ambassador. The Council expressed disapproval of pillage, but said that the merchants were not altogether blameless of sheltering French property under their names and supplying provisions and prohibited goods to the French. In truth some of the complaints are open to objection, as also are the contentions of the sailors with regard to customs dues and bad treatment; and D'Eick thought so too. The only claimants remaining unpaid are those who have lost ships in the King's service; and the writer was told yesterday that the promises made to them should be fulfilled, but they must have patience. Incidentally the writer spoke of the apathy and indifference to advice shown by the King's ministers in Flanders; and the Councillors seemed to approve his reasoning. After dining with the Council, was summoned to the King, and repeated to him her desire to maintain the alliance and to do, as hitherto, everything possible to please him. Further conversation is reported in the letter to the Emperor (copy enclosed). London, 29 April 1546.
29 April. 702. Dover.
Egerton MS.
2099, f. 7.
B. M.
Book of the acts made in the time of Thomas Collye, mayor [of Dover], "and the book of his accounts as well of payments as of the receipts in the 37th year" of, &c., Henry VIII. Note by Beverley Comins, clk., that "this book entitled Q. showeth all such acts, ordinances and laws as hath been made and enacted in the time of Thomas Coly, mayor of Dovorr,' that is to wit in the 37th year" etc., viz:—
Made at a "court of warmowthe summoned by the home blowe and holden in the Court Halle" 13 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII.: (1) An act for the appointment of a common carrier to carry away on Wednesdays and Saturdays the "dust, compost and sulage" of the houses, which is to be laid before the street doors ready for him, but he is not to be charged with carrying away dung and sulage of stables. (2) An act appointing hackney men (named, with numbers of their horses) and regulating their charges and conduct.
1 Oct. 37 Hen. VIII.: (1) An act concerning "victuallers called tipplers" appointing them to hang out signs, keep good rule, exclude loose women and misruled persons, and avoid out of their houses all dice, play cards and tables, with list of 27 persons keeping such houses, the streets in which they stand, the number of beds (3 to 9) they provide and the signs of their houses. (2) Act for innholders, providing that ten persons (who are named, with numbers of beds, from 6 to 16, and signs of their houses) may continue to retail bread, beer, wine, ale, fish, flesh, oats, hay, beans and horsebread and other things appertaining to innholders, and must, before November next, have pendent signs annexed to their houses. (3) Act for fining jurats who do not attend the courts.
9 Jan 37 Henry VIII.: (1) Act that Flemings and other strangers shall pay 12d. for every tun of beer they ship into Flanders or Bullen. (2) Act regulating the price and sale of ale.
29 April 38 Hen. VIII.: Act for due keeping of the watch. (2) Act that all who have lands joining the common river shall scour the river before their lands; and henceforth no one shall cast filth into the said river.
Pp. 12.
29 April. 703. Carne to Paget.
R. O. Forwards a packet of letters received this evening from my lord of Westminster. Here they say that "the Emperor is in the new diet, again for 24 days." Frenchmen report that the French king will have peace and give the King what he will. Mr. Dudle cannot yet be despatched from the Queen here. Thinks the cause is that she prepares a gift for him, which is not yet all ready. Bynkes, 29 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: 1546.
29 April. 704. La Touche to the Queen [of Scotland].
Balcarres MS.
iii. 185.
Adv. Lib.
On his arrival at Paris found the ambassador about to leave to go to her. Is glad thus to be able to inform her of his deliverance on Palm Sunday (jour de Pasques Fleuries), and he awaits the arrival of Monseigneur and Madame, who went to keep their Easter at La Faire and ought to be back in 3 days. Will then ask Monsieur to request the King's help to pay his ransom of 400 cr. His expenses besides may amount to 200 cr. and would compel him to sell most of his estate. But for this and an illness he has had since he was a prisoner, would have gone to her with the ambassador. Has found his wife at Paris, who will solicit his deliverance, but she cannot furnish 10 cr. of all our wages. She has granted my daughter to the son of Mons. de Chillue, of which I am very glad, although the sum is large; for it is a good alliance. Thanks her for what she has done to his said daughter. Paris, "ce penultime davril" 1546. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A la Royne. Endd.: M. De la Touche.
29 April. 705. Madame de la Touche to the Queen.
Balcarres MS.
iv. 13.
Adv. Lib.
Since she wrote, her husband arrived from England and immediately left to go to the ambassadors, who were on the point of leaving for Scotland. He has not yet seen Monsieur or Madame, who were to be here today, but a gentleman just arrived from Court says that Madame has received orders to be at Fontainebleau on Sunday or Monday (fn. n7) for the baptism of Madame (sic). Thinks she will pass this way. There are two Scotchmen here who are to leave in a fortnight or three weeks. Will send news by them of Monsieur and Madame and of your son and his process, which should be settled this week. Cannot leave Paris so soon, as her husband is going to Court and he wishes also to see Mons. and Mademoiselle desmray (?). Paris, 29 April 1546. Signed like No. 688.
Fr., pp. 2. Add.: Ala Royne. Endd.: Madlle. de la Tousche.
30 April. 706. The Privy Council to Hertford.
R. O. The King yesternight, upon occasion of advices sent from my lord Admiral and you, willed us to signify that the 3,000 footmen and 500 horsemen should be prepared with diligence, to be employed upon Estaples if the communication of the peace grow to no good conclusion. As your letters which arrived to-day by Roger[s] report great assemblies of men daily at Monstrell, his Highness requires your opinion whether this may hinder your determination upon Estaples; thinking that at your first coming thither you might much more easily have done it, when the enemy's forces were not gathered and the fortifications were not so strong. Order shall be taken for money, whereof you shall be advertised before the end of next week. We are commanded to advertise my lord Admiral that four of the "shalloppes" last sent are to remain with you at the Nue Haven in Bullonoyze to intercept victuallers coming to Estaples and serve as you think convenient.
ii. The Same to Lisle.
Upon your letters of the — (blank) the King has willed us to signify that on Tuesday last 13 of his new boats departed hence towards the seas, whereof, or of such other "shallopes" as you think meet, four are to attend at the Nue Haven to intercept victuallers coming to Estaples and serve as my lord Lieutenant shall think requisite.
Draft in Petre's hand, pp. 2. Endd.: M. to therle of Hertf. and my lord Admirall, xxxo Aprilis 1546.
707. The Privy Council to Hertford and Lisle.
R. O. Understanding by your letters of the 28th inst. the state of Estaples haven, as deposed by certain French prisoners, and advice to essay the winning of "their new fort there" [if you may have 3,500 footmen], (fn. n8) in case the peace now in communication take no effect, the King means to prepare the men with diligence, but "(coming no greater forces of the enemies to the seas than yet is heard of)" thinks that a good number now serving on the seas might be landed, [which may perchance save the lives of many of them, who begin to die in the ships]. (fn. n8) He desires your opinion, my lord Admiral, how many may be had from the seas, which may be the more as he means to send "raynforses" to the seas. And yet he minds not so much this enterprise but that he can be content to have an honorable peace.
Draft in Petre's hand, p. 1. Endd.: M. to my lord of Hertf. and my lord Admirall. ............. 1546.
30 April. 708. Vander Delft to Mary of Hungary.
viii., No. 256.
This courier was ready to leave when the Council sent a secretary with the enclosed note, saying that the ships in question were detained by the Vice-Admiral with the purpose of making use of those fit for the King's service and preventing the enemy's using them, and the passage of such ships of 150 or 200 tons burden was against the agreement. Replied that he knew of no such agreement and would like to be informed of the clause containing it; but the secretary said that he had no instructions thereupon. Detained the courier and sent this morning to Secretary Petre, who replied that the agreement was not in writing, but Paget when last in Brussels told the Emperor of the French intention to use Flemish ships: and the Emperor agreed not to allow any to sail of greater tonnage than 120 to 150 tons. Begs instructions. London, 30 April 1546.
30 April. 709. Andrewe Judde to John Johnson.
R. O. Mrs. Fayrye has "this [day?]" made her deposition for all such staple merchandise as were shipped in her name; and this I pray you certify the Court and Company on her behalf. London, 30 April 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. at Calais.
30 April. 710. Lisle, Paget and Wotton to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P. xi. 120.
This morning arrived Signor Francisco Bernardo with message from the Admiral of France that, as they had hinted at a revictualling of Ardre under colour of his coming thither, he thought it best (bringing men of reputation whom his master had appointed to wait upon him, as the President of Rowen, the Secretary Bochetel, Messieurs Monluc and Spifau and others, of estimation though not of Council, for whose furniture at Ardre he must bring nine or ten carriages besides his mulets) not to come to Ardre. If they trusted to his honour not thereby to revictual Ardre he would come; otherwise he thought it better to come to Saumer au Boys and they to Boulloyn and meet on the frontier ground; but he thought it necessary to have an abstinence by land for the seven or eight days, within which he desired the cause of meeting to be determined. Considering that Saumer au Boys is the King's and there is no frontier between it and Boulloyn, it seemed best to stand to the Admiral's coming to Ardre. His coming with such a company to the King's commissioners seems more to the King's honour, and demonstrates a desire for this practicque. Replied as to the abstinence, forecluding or not forecluding victualling, they would write to the King. It is to be considered whether an abstinence "forclosing" victuals were expedient for the King, who has at least 20,000 men of war to feed. Expect Monluc anon. If he come not before the passage, will report his doings by the next. Probably he comes to commune of the day and place of meeting; for he was told plainly of late that the Admiral, coming to treat with the Admiral of France, would not treat with any other person.
Had written thus far when Monluc arrived, his errand being to propose again an abstinence of nine or ten days, and, as the Admiral's train cannot pass in a day, to have such a safeconduct that our men of war shall not meddle when they are passing, and likewise French men of war shall be commanded not to come near any of the King's places. Have written to Hertford to give order for the French Admiral's satisfaction therein; and expect to have him at Ardre tomorrow or on Sunday and to meet on Monday, "at the place we met last with the other commissioners." Calais, 30 April 1546. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.
30 April. 711. Lisle, and Paget to Petre.
R. O. "Mr. Peter, after both our letters, the common to the King's Majesty and mine to you, Monluc fell in question to see our authority for to give safeconduct; upon the view whereof it appeareth that we have not authority to grant save for 60 persons." Thus our purpose of meeting is broken until either we have more ample commission or know the King's pleasure touching the abstinence. Calais, 30 April 1546. Signed.
In Paget's hand, p. 1. Add. Endd.
30 April. 712. Paget to Petre.
R O. Thanks for your gentle letters. Our common letter to the King shows "how far forth, or rather how little forward, we are yet in our business." If we great personages had not greater regard to our private reputations than to the matter in hand the French admiral and we had met ere this. But, while he makes courtesy to come to this and that place and only under safeconduct of the Commissioners (his master having also a lieutenant-general who meddles not in this matter, nor could, as he says, conveniently descend so low as to be a commissioner in a special matter), and we reason whether a safeconduct should be by virtue of lieutenancy or commission, the time passes. When you answer us, "play the logician and do it aperte, distincte and ad amussim." Calais, 30 April, going to dinner.
"I pray you to commend me humbly to my lord Chancellor, my lord Privy Seal, and the Master of the Horses, with thanks for his venison."
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
30 April. 713. Richard Hilles to Henry Bullinger.
Letters, i.252.
(Parker Soc.)
Has today received his letter of the 1st inst. from Bullinger's friend Lewis, who kept it for Hilles till his return from Antwerp. Cannot acquit himself either of ingratitude or indolence in not having replied to Bullinger's letter of 6 Feb.; for though he said it required no answer it was so full of valuable admonitions to one engaged in so dangerous a calling (if, indeed, trade can be so called as the world now conducts it) that he ought to have expressed his thanks, but has been overwhelmed with worldly business. Begs his prayers that he be not pierced with the thorns of riches. Thinks daily and nightly of heavenly things and the shortness of life.
Refers him to the bearer for information about England. It is not probable that the gospel will be received there pure while those are alive who now hold the reins. For the King and almost all the bps. are altogether intent upon war. They desire to retain the goodwill of the Emperor by every means in their power, despise the simplicity of the Protestants, and only court their friendship (provided they be not compelled to admit their religion) to have them partakers in the wars, and in the hatred with which the French regard them. They would shun their alliance on account of their confession. Moreover the bp. of Winchester has very lately republished a book against Bucer full of bitterness and invective, and expressing great contempt for his and Bullinger's learning. Nothing else than what Bullinger writes is to be expected from those uncleau birds now assembled at Trent.
Has not yet advanced money for Lewis, but will obey Bullinger's wishes or those of his father. Master Hoper is now in England, but will shortly return to us, and afterwards to you. Let us pray God to bring him back with success; for his only object is to procure some money on which he can live here or with Bullinger, far from the impurity of Babylon. My wife sends yours a present by Master Froschover. We both thank you as much for the cheese as if you had really sent it. Salutations to Bibliander, Pellican, Gualter &c. Sorry to hear from Froschover that Master Erasmus (fn. n9) is dead. Strasburg, 30 April 1546.
30 April. 714. Ludovico da l'Armi to the Cardinal of Mantua.
v., No. 384.
Since, from personal considerations, the Cardinal does not wish him to come to Mantua, will merely say that, knowing his King's regard for the Gonzaga family, he sends the King's letters of credence and a paper containing part of his commissions by his gentleman, the Marquis Christiano Dressino, of Vicenza. One of his chief commissions was to visit the Duke, and remind him of the long goodwill which subsisted between the King and his predecessor, and offer favour and assistance. The King is in power not inferior to any King in Christendom, in wealth much greater than many other princes and in dignity of presence he may vie with any. Moreover the perfect brotherhood between him and the Emperor binds the duke of Savoy to his service, through whom he will be able to profit his friends and injure his enemies. Desires therefore a letter from the Cardinal such as will enable him to retain the King's goodwill for the duke of Mantua, who may thus avail himself of the abundant resources and inestimable treasure of England. Venice, 30 April 1546.
30 April. 715. Juan de Vega to Charles V.
viii., No. 253.
Cardinal Farnese has shown him a letter from the Nuncio in France, dated the 10th inst., giving particulars of the peace negociations with England. Both in France and here it is thought that, if the matter is brought down to a question of money, and the French offer a round sum in addition to the overdue pensions, with some arrangement for France to arbitrate in the matter of Scotland, peace may be considered assured. With this hope and the belief that the Protestants will not attend the Diet, where consequently nothing important will be done, the Pope feels easier. Rome, 30 April 1546.
716. Grants in April 1546, 37 Henry VIII.
1. James Paget. To be teller of the King's money within the city of Bristowe, with 40 mks. a year; from the Annunciation of St. Mary last. Del. Westm., 5 April, 37 Henry VIII.—S. B. (Subscribed by Wriothesley.) Pat. p. 13, m. 13.
2. William Sharington. To be under-treasurer of the exchange, coinage and money made within the city of Bristowe, acting according to certain indentures made between the King and him, with 200 mks. a year; from the Annunciation of St. Mary last. Del. Westm., 5 April 37 Hen. VIII.—S B. (Subscribed by Wriothesley.) Pat. p. 13, m 13.
3. Robert Gundit. To be one of the melters and purifiers of copper or brass ("eris l. ramni") in the coinage and mint within the Tower of London, with 20l. a year; from the Annunciation of St. Mary last. Del. Westm. 5 April 37 Hen. VIII. —S. B. (Subscribed by Wriothesley.) Pat. p. 13, m. 21.
4. Roger Wigmour. To be controller and surveyor of the assays of gold and silver, coined and bullion, within the city of Bristowe, with 40l. a year; from the Annunciation of St. Mary last. Del. Westm., 5 April 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Subscribed by Wriothesley.) Pat. p. 13, m. 21.
5. William Goldesmyth. To be usher or door-ward of the mint within the city of Bristowe, with 10l. a year; from the Annunciation of St. Mary last. Del. Westm., 5 April 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Subscribed by Wriothesley.) Pat. p. 13, m. 21.
6. Thomas Marshall. To be master of the assays of gold and silver, coined and bullion, within the city of Bristowe. with 40l. a year; from the Annunciation of St. Mary last. Del. Westm., 5 April 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Subscribed by Wriothesley.) Pat. p. 13, m. 21.
7. Giles Evenet. To be graver of the irons of the mint within the city of Bristowe. with 20l. a year; from the Annunciation of St. Mary last. [Del.] 5 April 37 Hen. VIII. (note unfinished).—S.B. (Subscribed by Wriothesley.) Pat. p. 13, m. 21.
8. Thomas Glynton. To be finer, trier and divider of gold and silver within the coinage and mint within the Tower of London, with 20l. a year; from Christmas last. Del. Westm, 5 April. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Subscribed by Wriothesley.) Pat. p. 13, m. 22.
9. Henry earl of Surrey. Grant, in fee, for his services, of the reversion and rent of 11l. 9s. 8d. reserved upon the house and site and certain demesne lands of Wymondham mon, Norf. Also grant of the said house and lands and all the possessions of the said mon. in Wymondham; except the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Wymondham.
The preamble states that, by pat. 1 Dec. 31 Henry VIII., the King granted him the premises for the term of his father's life at a rent of 27l 2s. 3½d., the house and lands being, by indenture of 7 Feb. 30 Henry VIII. leased to Wm. Burnell for 21 years at 11l 9s 8d. rent. Del. Westm., 7 April 37 Henry VIII.— S.B. (Signed by North and Duke). Pat. p 9, m. 24.
10. William lord Grey, of Wylton. Appointment as principal captain and seneschal and prime leader and governor of the King's whole army and armada within the King's county and town of Boulogne and Bolonoys. in France. Del. Westm.. 9 April 37 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 13, m. 31. Rymer, XV. 90.
11. John Mason, French secretary. Grant, in fee, for his services, and for 100l., of the prebend of Tymmysbury, Hants, and the advowson of the same, which the King obtained by grant of the said John, last prebendary there, and all possessions of the said prebend in Tymmysbury and Romesey, Hants, and in Imber, Wilts, and elsewhere. Del Westm., 10 April 37 Henry VIII —S B. (Signed by North and Bacon). Pat. p. 9, m. 10.
. 12. Edward Grey lord Powes. Grant, in fee (for his services and for the manor of Cottyngham, Yorks., and other lands sold to the Crown), of a rent of 55l. 8s. 8d. reserved upon a grant to him in tail male 4 July 29 Hen. VIII. of the mon. of Byldwas, Salop, and other lands, the site. church, buildings, &c., of the said mon., the manors, granges, etc, called Harnage Grange, Hatton Grange, Gosford Grange, Rucley Graunge, .Strycheley Graunge, Cormeil and Monkmeil Grange Bylton alias Biketon Grange, Salop, of Broketon Ulcier Graunge and Walton Graunge, Staff., of Irenbruke Grange and a water mill there, Derb., of the rectories of Leighton, Byldwas, and Hatton, and tithes of Hatton, and of all appurtenances of the said granges and rectories in Harnage, Hatton, Gosford, Rucley. Strycheley, Cormeil, Monkemeale alias Monkemeil, Monke Geye alias Cromell, Bilton alias Byketon Ruton Lich, Albrighton. Upton, Shrewsbury, Adney, Reweley, Newporte. Lytle Bildwas, Sutton Madoke, Ruggis, Shenton. Oldefeld Kymerton, Ryton. Ragedon. Bridgenorthe, Bildwas. Longedon and Terne. Salop, in Broketon Ulver and Walton. Staff., and in Irenbreuk, Derb. All which premises belonged to Byldwas mon. Del. Westm., 10 April 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Signed by Russell, Essex, North, Sir Thos. Pope and Bacon). Pat. p. 17, m. 31.
13. Duke Philip, Count Palatine. Annuity of 10.000 fl., or their value in sterling money. Westm., 10 April 37 Henry VIII. Del. Westm., 11 April.— S.B. Pat. p. 13, m. 21.
14. Anthony Vivald, Henry Salvage, Acelyn Salvage and Anthony Bonvise, "merchantes resiantes within our citie of London." Discharge of liabilities in curred when, by request of the King's Council, in 36 Henry VIII., they directed letters of credit to their friends in Antwerp to be (when so desired by Stephen Vaughan, Thos. Lock, and John Dymock, the King's agents there) bound for the King in 150,000 cr. of 6s. Fl., two thirds in gold and one third in silver, whereupon the said Anthony Bonvise, Lodowic Bonvise, Nicholas Diodati and their Company, of Antwerp, were bound to pay Jasper Duchy. 5 Feb:, 1544, the sum of 45,638 cr. 17s. 8d., the said Anthony Bonvise and Michael Diodati to pay Barth. Belzery and his Company 10 Feb. 1544. the sum of 30,694 29/30 cr., the said Bonvises and Diodates and their Company, of Antwerp, to pay Nicholas Adryan. Paulo Burlamachy and their Company, of Antwerp, 10 Feb. 1544, the sum of 23,6662/3 cr., the said Ant. Vivald, Hen. Salvage, Acelyn Salvage and John Carlo Delly Affaetali and their Company, of Antwerp, to pay Barth. Belzery and his Company, 10 Feb. 1544, the sum of 25:000 cr., and the said Vivald and Salvages to pay Vincent Balthazar Guynygy, John Balbany and their Company, 10 Feb. 1544, the sum of 25,000 cr.; which several sums were paid at the days named, and in repayment the said Anthony Vivald, etc., have received of the King, payable in Antwerp, the sum of 35.166l I3s 4d. of English money, viz., of Sir John Williams 5,000l. in Dec. and 7.500l. in Feb and March 36 Hen. VIII., 5,000l. of Sir Brian Tuke in Dec 36 Hen. VIII., 2,666l. 13s. 4d. of Sir John Gostwike in Feb 36 Hen. VIII., and bills of exchange for 7.500l. by Sir John Williams and 7,500l. by the Exchequer in Feb. 36 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 April 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Subscribed by Wriothesley.) Pat. p. 13, m. 22.
In English.
15. Bartholomew Campagni and Charles Rinuccini. "merchauntes resiauntes in our cittie of London." Discharge of all liabilities incurred when at the Council's request, in June 36 Hen. VIII., that they should furnish the King's agents at Antwerp. Stephen Vaughan, John Dymmoek and Thomas Lok, with 20,000 cr. by 1 Aug. and another 20,000 cr, by 1 Sept. then next following, the said Compagni repaired to Antwerp and accomplished the said request, paying the said sums on 3 Aug. and 15 Sept. 36 Hen. VIII. respectively; which said 40,000 cr. has now been repaid to them, viz., in Feb. 36 Hen. VIII 3.000l. by Sir John Gostwyk and 5,000l. by the Exchequer and on 10 April 517l. 8s. 4d. by Sir Edm. Pekham. Del. Westm., 14 April 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Subscribed by Wriothesley.) Pat. p. 13, m. 22.
In English.
16. Sir William Paget and Anne his wife. Grant, in fee to the said Sir William (in consideration of a grant to the Crown of the manor and rectory of Drayton, Midd., obtained of the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, by his diligence, in exchange for the advowson of the rectory of Charyng. Kent, for which advowson the said Sir William paid the treasurer of Augmentations 47l. 5s. 4d., and in consideration of his services) of the lordship and manor and the rectory of Drayton alias West Drayton, and the advowson of the vicarage of Drayton, Midd. Del. Westm., 15 April 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Signed by North, Bacon, Goodrick and Duke). Pat. p. 13, m. 17.
17. Sir Ralph Warren. Grant, in fee, for 406l 7s. 8d., of the rents reserved upon the following grants, viz. (1) pat. 21 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII, to Sir Ralph Warren, Sir Martin Bowes, Sir Boland Hill. John Sadler, John Tolouse, aldermen, and Wm. Locke, mercer, of London, of "Newporte hospital, Essex, lands in Hempsted, Essex, which belonged to that hospital, lands (specified) called Burgonnes Londes in Shordiche, Hackeney and Stebunheth, Midd.. and in Longeditton. Surr., which belonged to the new hospital of St. Mary without Busshoppes Gate, Foxton manor, Camb., which belonged to Chateras priory and Estlache manor, Oxon, which belonged to Bruerne mon., at 4l. 20d., 4l. 4d., 3l. 17s. 9d., 3l. 13s 10d and 10s, 7d. respectively; (2) pat. 1 July 29 Hen. VIII to Wm. Smyth, of 14 messuages (specified) in London, which had belonged to Elsingspittell priory, at 3l. 14s. 4d. rent; (3; pat. 9 June 37 Hen. VIII. to Lord Chancellor Wriothesley of the reversion of the manor and rectory of Leyton, Essex, and lands there granted to him for life by pat. 12 July 36 Hen. VIII., and the fee simple of the same, at 55s. 9¼ d. rent, after his death—Stratford Langthorne mon.
Also grant of a rent of 33s. 4d. out of a messuage late of Lady Eliz. Yarford, widow, and now of the said Sir Ralph Warren in Smytheslane within the parish of St. Benet Sherugge and ward of Cordeweynerstreate,—Reding mon., Berks; rent of 10s. from four messuages of the said Sir Ralph in St. Laurence Lane in the parish of St. Lawrence in Old Jewry, in
tenure of John Fenne, "iremonger," Wm. South wood, goldsmith, Robt. Longe and John Blundell, mercers.—Hallywell mon.
Also grant, in fee, of a rent of 12s. 8d. reserved upon a grant by pat. 27 Sept. 37 Hen. VIII., to Robt. Springe and Thos. his son, of the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Kymbalton, Hunts, and certain lands there. Del. Westm., 18 April 37 Hen. VIII.—S B. (slightly injured). Pat. p. 13, m. 17.
18. Popyn Sybrant, stranger, the King's servant. Annuity of 75l. st. from Michaelmas last. Greenwich, 19 April 37 Hen. VIII.—No note of delivery. P.S. Pat. 37 Hen. VIII. p. 13, m. 12 (undated).
19. Richard Crymes, of London, haberdasher, and Elizabeth his wife. Grant, in fee to the said Richard, for 451l. 10d., of the lordship and manor, the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Buckelande alias Bukland Monachorum, Devon, and all other possessions of Bucklande mon. in Buckeland, Netherton, Coxton. Churcheton, Milton, Harebridge, Harebere, Northechurcheton, and Sowthewoode,—Buckland mon Greenwich, 19 April 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 April.—P S. Pat. p. 13, m. 12.
Licences to alienate (fn. n10) :—
20. Thomas Dalston, of Carlisle, Cumb., to Chr. Share, clk., and John Blanarhasset, to the use of the said Thomas and Eleanor his wife for life, with remainder in tail to Chr. Dalston, his son, and. in default, to the right heirs of the said Thomas. Manor of Uldale and advowson of Uldale church, and all his lands in Uldale parish thus bounded, viz.. from the said manor to the place where Granstanbeck falls into Caldew, and so up Granstanbeck to its source, and thence to the summit of Brachefell, and thence down to the bottom of that mountain and up to Bastyngthwaite common. Also common of pasture in the waste of Calbeck Uppeton, a tenement in Uldale called Myrkeholme in tenure of Matth. Gregory, lands in Calbek called Freer Parke, Hesked, Brownerygge and Gartrygge, a wood called Freer Parke, a tenement called Whitfelde, Cumb., in tenure of Wm. Pykerryng, and all his lands in Newbystayner, Westmld.
Also licence to the said Thomas to alienate to the said Chr. Dalston and Mabel his wife in tail to the said Chr., with remainder, in default, to the right heirs of the said Thomas) the manor of Temple Sowerby. Westmld. (1st) P. 5, m. 47.
John Jenyns, of the Household, to Wm. Treheron. Pardon for the acquisition by Treheron, from Jenyns, without licence, of two messuages and gardens in Watryngstrete in the suburbs of Gloucester (extent given with regard to Watringstrete on the south, the close in tenure of Jas. Webbe on the north, the garden of John Jenyns on the west, and "le Churche way" on the east),—St. Oswald's priory. (5th.) P. 13, m. 10.
Wm. Staunford to Sir Edw. North, chancellor of Augmentations. Three fields now enclosed in one, called Wode-mansfelde, Shepecrofte and Lambertcrofte, in Iseldon, Midd., (lying between the highway on the east and west, and towards the hermitage at the end of Iseldon town on the north, and the great field of Clerkenwell nunnery on the south) in tenure of John Yerdeley,—St. John's of Jerusalem. (7th.) P. 12, m. 1.
Hugh Losse and Thos. Bocher to Robt. Harrys and Anne his wife, in fee to the said Robt. Tenement in tenure of John Jennett in St. Alphege's parish, London, Elsyngspyttell priory. (10th.) P. 13, m. 11.
Sir Edw. Mountagu to Ric. Borowgh. Manor of Borowe alias Berowe alias Erdebrugh, Leic.,—Kyrby Bellers priory; pension of 30s. from the rectory there,— Langley priory, Leic.; and the advowson of the said rectory and a pension of 13s. 4d. out of the same,—abbey or priory of Oulveston alias Weston, Leic. P. 13, m. 9.
Thos. Blanke, Steph. Coobbe, Wm. Hobson, Ric. Crymes. Ric. Aleyne, Ric. Buckeland. David Woodrofe, John Ushe and Wm. Bower, of London, to Ant. Coope. Manor and lordship of Grymesburye, Oxon,—Burchester mon. (14th.) P. 10, m. 8.
John Mille to Thos. Welles and Margaret his wife, in fee to the said Thomas. Messuage and garden in Holy Cross parish, Southampton, on the western side of le Highe Strete, in tenure of the said Thos. and Margery, — Netley abbey. (16th.) P. 13, m. 10.
Alex. Longforde. of Clyffordes Mill within Bekyngton parish, Soms., clothman, younger son of Alex. Longforde, of the liberty of Trowbridge, Wilts, clothman, now deceased. Pardon for his purchase in tail male, without licence, by charter dated 21 July 35 Hen. VIII., from his father, of lands in Wolverton and Rode, Soms., by the name of lands within the lordship of Wulfryngton, Soms. (16th.) P. 6, m. 43
. Nic. Hame to John Hame and ——— (blank) his wife. Site and demesnes of Escote manor, Wilts, with woods, meadows and other lands names and extents given; in Escote. (19th.) P. 13, m. 11.
The same to John Seynsbery and —— (blank) his wife. Tenements and lands (names and extents given) in Escote, in tenure of Edm. Forde and John Elme.
Sir Edward North and Alice his wife to Sir John Gresham and Wm. Hardyng, in fee to the said Sir John. Manor of Maighfeld alias Mayfeld alias Maugheld, and lands there and in Frankeham, Wadehurste, Woodheste, and Lamberherst, Suss., and the rectories and advowsons of the vicarages of Mayghfeld and Wadherst. (19th.) P. 10, m. 7
Sir Ant. Denny to Sir Ric. Lee and Thos. Skipwith. Two water mills in St. Stephen's parish next St. Albans, Herts, called le Parke Mylle and le More Mill, in tenure of John Reyllwood alias Redwood,—St. Albans mon. (20th.) P. 13, m. 11.
717. Undated Grants in 37 Henry VIII.
1. Thomas Apphoell and David Dye. Office of constable of the castle of the Lions (Castrum Leonum), alias Holte, within the lordship of Bromefeld, in the Marches of Wales, with 10l. a year and usual profits, in survivorship. This on surrender by Thos. Apphoell of pat. 5 Oct. Hen. VIII. granting the office to Lancelot Lowther, now dec., and him. Greenwich, 7 March 37 Hen. VIII. No note of delivery.—P.S. Pat. 37 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 30 (undated).
2. James Mapperley, the King's servant. To be bailiff of the lordship of Horseley, Derb., parcel of possessions of Jasper late duke of Bedford. No note of delivery.—S.B. (Subscribed by Sir Ric. Southwell. Endd. as for James Mapperley, yeoman pricker of the Buckhounds, "at the suit of Mr. Speake. subscribed by Mr. Southwell.") Pat. 37 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 14.
3. Walter Hendle. Grant, in fee, for 208l. 5s. 10d., of rents of 14s. 8d. for the manor of Anglie alias Anglynglie and lands in Cranebroke, Kent, 4s. 5d. for marshlands in Kenardyngton alias Kenarton and Ivechurche, Kent, 13s. 4d. for lands in Apuldore, Woodchurche and Tentwarden, Kent, 34s. for the manor of Snave alias Le Courte de Wyke in Snave, and the advowson of Snave rectory, Kent, and 4s. for marshes in Preston next Wyngham, Kent, reserved in the grant to him and Margery his wife by pat. 10 Aug. 31 Hen. VIII.; rent of 44s. for the manors of Ebney and Ebney Priorye, Kent, and lands in Ebney, Woodchurche, Apuldore, Tentwarden, Stone, Wytresham and Kenardyngton, Kent, reserved in the grant to him by pat. 18 June 32 Hen. VIII.; rents of 38s. for the manor of Elmerston, Kent, and the advowson of Elmerston rectory, and 29s. 4d. for certain marshland in the parishes of Stone in the Isle of Oxney and Apuldore, reserved in the grant to him and Margery his wife, by pat. 9 July 35 Henry VIII., of the said manor (then held for life, under pat. 7 Feb. 31 Hen. VIII., by Richard bp. suffragan of Dover, now dec.) and other premises; rents of 23s. 10d. for the manor of Overlande, Kent, reserved in the grant to Sir Thos. Moyle and the said Hendle and his wife, by pat. 21 May 36 Hen. VIII., of the said manor (then held for life by the said Ric. bp. suffragan of Dover under the said pat. 7 Feb. 31 Hen. VIII.),—which Sir Thos. Moyle has released his right therein to the said Hendle and his wife; and rent of 5s. 4d. for the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Eltham, Kent, reserved in the grant to him by pat. 12 Oct. 36 Henry VIII.
It appears by the preamble that the said Sir Walter has executed a trust deed dated 10 July 33 Henry VIII. by which he remains seised of the manors and lands in Ebney in tail male with remainder in default to Anne wife of Ric. Coverte, jun., and the heirs of her body.
Also confirmation of the said Sir Walter's title in the lands above specified. No note of delivery.—S.B. (Signed by Suffolk, Russell, Paget, Baker, North, Sir Ric. Southwell, Duke and Chydley.) Pat, 37 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 17.
4. Sir Giles Capell, of Parva Rayne, Essex. Grant (for the manors of Honylande and Pentriches, Herts and Midd., the moiety of the manor of Rewsales. Essex, and the whole manor of Dytton Valance, Camb., sold to the Crown by the said Sir Giles and Sir Henry Capell his son and heir apparent) of the lordship and manor of Stebbyng, the park of Stebbyng, and all lands in Stebbyng, Essex, lately purchased of Sir Robt. Southwell; as amply as the said Sir Robt., or Sir Thomas late lord Audeley of Walden, or Henry Marquis of Dorset held them: except advowsons. To hold to Sir Giles for life, with remainder to the said Sir Henry and the heirs of his body, and in default of such heirs to Edward Capell, brother of the said Sir Henry, and the heirs of his body, with remainder in default to the said Sir Giles and his heirs and assigns. No note of delivery —S. B. (Signed by Browne, Paget, North, Bacon and Duke.) Pat. 37 Hen. VIII., p. 9, m. 11.
. 5. William Raynsford and Sir John Williams. Grant, in fee to the said Sir John, for 744l. 16s. 8d., paid by Raynsford, of the rents of 37s. 2d. for the house and site of Elsingspittell priory and messuages in London, and 29s. 8d. for certain lands in Bryll and Ocley, Bucks, reserved in the grant to Williams by pat. 24 Sept. 31 Hen. VIII.; rents of 26s 4d. for lands in Northynxsey parish, Berks, 34s. 5d. for the manors and the advowson of the rectory of Sulhampsted Abbot alias Abbot Sulhampsted, 19s. 0½d. for the manor of Greyshull, and 56s. 1½d. for the manors of Burfelde and Sheffelde, Berks, reserved in the grant to Williams by pat. 15 April 32 Hen. VIII.; rents of 10s. for lands in Benham Uston and Sulhampsted Abbot, Berks, reserved in the grant to Sir John Gresham and the said Williams by pat. 27 Feb. 35 Hen. VIII.; rents of 6l. 17s. for lands in Wightham, and Botteley. Berks, and the manor, rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Weston, Oxon., reserved in the grant to Williams by pat. 5 March 31 Hen. VIII.; rent of 10s. 1d. for lands in Blechenden and Hampton Gaye, reserved in the grant to Arthur Longfelde —— (blank) day of (blank) 34 Hen. VIII.; rents of 19s. 7d. for the manor of Chalkeforde and lands in Chalkeforde Kyngeston Blunt and Aston Rowant, Oxon., and 3s. 5d. for the manor of Ikforde and lands in Magna Ikforde, Bucks, and 3s. for lands in Churche Ikforde, Parva Ikforde and Wightham, reserved in the grant to Barth. Pigott by pat. 26 April 32 Hen. VIII.; rents of 52s. 0½d. for a portion of tithes in Challey within Comnore parish, Berks, lands in Strode within Comnor parish, and lands in Comnor and Wytham, Berks, and 14s. 9½d. for the manor of Ufton, Berks, reserved in the grant to John Doylye and Sir John Williams by pat. 26 Aug. 36 Hen. VIII; rents of 16s. for the manor of Chilliswell, Berks and lands in the parish of Comnor alias Combnour, Berks, 6s. 8d. for the manor, rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Tyrfelde, Bucks, and 3l. 14s. 10d. for the lordship and manor of Newyngton alias Newenton, Oxon, reserved in the grant to John Mershe and Chr. Edmondes by pat. 6 Oct. 36 Hen. VIII.; rent of 8s. for lands in Whaddon, Camb., reserved in the grant to Edw. Elryngton and Humph. Metcalf by pat. 16 April 35 Hen. VIII.; rents of 16s. for the manor of Wyfolde, Oxon, 27s. 4d for the manor and grange of Odyngdon Grange, Oxon, 16s. for the manor of Erbar, Berks, 6s. for lands beside Newton Stacie in the parish of Barton Stacy, 14s. 8d. for the grange called Cowyche in the parish of ——(blank), Wilts, 19s. 7½d. for the manor of Sweye, Hants, and lands in Sweye and Swertlynghide, Hants, which had belonged to Quarre abbey, Romsey mon., and Christchurch, Twynham mon., including the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Sweye, re erved in the grant to Sir John Williams and Ant. Stryngar by pat. 24 Feb. 34 Hen. VIII.; rents of 5s. 4d. for the manor of Hydecourte in Mylton, within Fayreforde parish, Glouc., 4s. 4d. for lands in Dodyngton, Glouc., and 5s. 4d. for the manor and late priory of Langwia in the lordship of Gresmonde, Marches of Wales, reserved in the grant to John Doylye and John Scudamore by pat. 16 June 37 Hen. VIII.; rents of 6s. for Newbery close in Holcombe, Oxon, and 12d. for the chapel of Kyedyo, co. Carnarvon, reserved in the grant to Sir Ric. Long and Chr. Edmondes by pat. 3 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII.; rents of 22s. 2½d. for the house and site of Comhyre mon., co. Radnor, and lands in Comhire, Managhty Poeth and Gwyrnego, co. Radnor, 7s. 8d. for lands in Maydeston, Kent, and 6s. 8d. for the manor of Stokynchurche, Oxon, reserved in the grant to Walter Hendle and Sir John Williams by pat. 28 July 37 Hen. VIII.; and rents of 13s. 6d. for the manors of Bodeley, Upgrove and Skarlettes and lands in the parishes of Newyngton and St. George's in Southwark, Surr., held by Sir Ric. Long for life (under pat. 28 April 34 Henry VIII.), reserved, after Sir Ric. Long's death in the grant to Ric. Andrewes and Wm. Grosse by pat. 15 Sept. 37 Henry VIII. Total of the above rents 37l. 11s. 7d. No note of delivery.—S.B. (Slightly injured. Signed by Browne, Paget, Riche and others whose names are illegible.) Pat. p. 13, m. 37.
6. Ralph Greneacre of Salley, Yorks. Grant, in fee, for 732l. 18s. 4d., of the reversion and rent reserved on it Crown lease 21 May 30 Hen. VIII., to Leonard Warcoppe alias Carlell of the chief messuage and mill, etc., within the lordship and manor of Hamerton in Bowland, Yorks., which belonged to Sir Stephen Hamerton, attainted, for 21 years, at 13l. 16s. 8d. rent. Also grant of the lordship and manor of Hamerton in Bowland, and messuages (named) with lands (specified and extents given) in tenure of John Bond, Thos. Place, the relict of George Parker, Thos. Hatecale, George Holden, Grace Bayley. Thos. Marton, Robt. Parkynson, Agnes Hamerton, widow, (formerly of Richard Hamerton), Rog Stowe alias Stowte, Robt. Standen, the relict of Ric. Brown and Eliz. Steward (formerly of John Steward) in Hamerton, Bowland and Woodhouse, Yorks.—Sir Steph. Hamerton. No note of delivery.—S.B. (Signed by Paget, Petre, Sir Ric. Southwell, Sir Robt. Southwell, North, Chydley and Duke.) Pat. p. 14, m. 16.
7. Robert Peyrson. Robert Broughton, John Pollerd and John Teyner, late of Wisbiche in the Isle of Ely, labourers. General pardon for felonies. No note of delivery.—S.B. Pat. 37 Hen. VIII. p. 14, m. 19.
8. Ralph Hare, the King's servant. Grant, for his services in Ireland, of a fee of 9d. a day, payable from Michaelmas last. No note of delivery.—S.B. (Subscribed by Wriothesley, Suffolk and Gardiner.) Pat. p. 14. m. 19.
9. Richard Dyxon, of Ileston, Leic., and Joan his wife. Grant, in fee, for 295l., of the lordship and manor of Rolleston, Leic., and all lands in tenure of John Johnson and Wm. Dekyn in Rolleston,—Charterhouse near London; and a portion of tithes in Rolleston within the parish of Byllesden, Leic., in tenure of John Kyrke,—Pratis, Leicester. Pat, 37 Hen. VIII. p. 18, m. 1.
10. Richard Fissher. Lease of all the waters and fisheries within the manor of Hadlowe, Kent, parcel of the lands called Buckingamslandes; from Mich, next, for 21 years, at 3s. 4d. rent. No note of delivery.—S.B. (Signed by Daunce, Southwell and Moyle.) Pat. 37 Hen. VIII. p. 18, m. 28 (undated).
11. Lewes ap D'd alias Lloid. Lease (by advice of Southwell and Moyle, General Surveyors) of the towns of Bodstallen (or Bodscallen) and Vayredreff in the commote of Cruthyn, co. Caernarvon, parcel of the principality of North Wales; with reservations; from Mich, next, for 21 years. No note of delivery.—S.B. (Signed by Southwell and Moyle.) Pat. 37 Hen. VIII p. 18, m. 20; and also m. 34.
12. Mary Cary, widow, one of the daughters of the earl of Wiltshire and Ormond and lately the wife of Wm. Cary, dec. Custody of lands in cos. Kent, Wilts and Hants which Henry Barley, dec., held for life, as tenant by law after the death of his wife Elizabeth, one of the daughters and heirs of John Norwood, dec., of the inheritance of Wm. Barley, s. and h. of the said Henry and Elizabeth, a minor; with profits from the time of the death of the said Henry Barley. No note of delivery.—S.B.
13. Licences to alienate (fn. n10) :—
Wm. Romsdem (sic) and Ric. Vavasour to Hen. Tyrrell. House, etc., of Roche mon., Yorks., in tenure of Henry Clifford earl of Cumberland, and numerous closes and woods (extents given) in Roche and Sandebecke which were in the abbot's own hands at the dissolution and were afterwards in tenure of the said Earl. Undated. P. 7, m. 42.
James Gunter and Wm. Lewes to Thos. Everarde. Grange or farm called Croys in Easton Magna, Essex, in tenure of John Bower.—Tyltey mon. Undated. P. 8, m. 22.
Sir Thos. Pope and Elizabeth his wife, to Jas. Leveson. Two messuages and lands in Alsop in le Dale, Tysyngton, Assheborne, Perwich and Thorp, Derb. P. 10, m. 3.
Wm. Romsden, of Longley, Ralph Wyse, John Wyse and Rog. Wyse to Wm. Dente, clk. Site and chief messuage of Myton manor, Yorks., with buildings and gardens, meadow and pasture there in tenure of Wm. Dente, clk.,—St. Mary's, York. P. 13. m 8.
George Tresham and Eliz. his wife, to John Midelton. Messuage in Hayforde, Ntht., in tenure of John Frenche. P. 13, m 9.
Ellen Clyfford, widow, George Clyfford her son, Andrew Barnard and Elizabeth, his wife, daughter of the said Ellen, and Wm. Towsey to Fras. Groce. Pardon for alienation to Groce, without licence, by fine levied in Common Pleas on the morrow of St. Martin 36 Hen. VIII., of the manor of Swanburne and lands (extent given) in Swanburne, Magna Kymbell, Parva Kymbell and Cuddington, Beds (sic); whereupon Groce regranted to the said Ellen for life, and after her decease the said manor and lands in Swanburne to remain to the said George for life, with remainder to Thos. Clyfford brother of the said George and the heirs of his body, with remainder in default to the heirs of the body of the said George, with remainder in default to the heirs of the body of the said Elizabeth, with remainder in default to the right heirs of the said Ellen; and after the decease of the said Ellen certain of the lands extent given) in Magna and Parva Kymbell to remain to the said Andrew and Elizabeth in survivorship, with remainder to the said Thomas and the heirs of his body, etc. (as before); and also after the decease of the said Ellen certain of the lands (extent given) in Cuddyngton to remain to the said Wm. for life, with remainder to the said Thomas and the heirs of his body, etc. (as before). P. 18, m. 10.
Ellen Clyfford, widow, and Thos. Clyfford her son to Francis Groce. Pardon for alienation to Groce, without licence, by fine levied in the Common Pleas, in Hilary term 36 Hen. VIII., of the manors of Brakenburgh, Kelstern and Saltfletby, and lands (extent given) in Brakenburgh, Kelsterne, Saltfletby, Saltfletby St. Peter's, Saltfletby St. Clement's, Faunthorpe, Lowthe, Kedyngton, Garnethorpe, Manby and Acthorp, Linc., which Groce regranted to the said Ellen for life, and after her decease the manor of Saltfletby and certain of the said lands to remain to the said Thomas and his heirs, and the manors of Brakenburgh and Kelstern and certain of the said lands to remain to the said Thomas, and the heirs of his body, with remainder in default to George Clyfford, son of the said Ellen, and the heirs of his body, with remainder in default to Elizabeth, daughter of the said Ellen, and the heirs of her body, with remainder in default to the right heirs of the said Ellen. Westm. P. 18, m. 15.
Wm. Beryff and John Molton to Sir John Horsey. Rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Bradford, Dors.,—Shirborne mon P. 18. m. 17.
718. Grants in April 1546, 38 Hen. VIII.
1. Sir William Woodhouse, the King's servant. To be master of the ordnance of the King's ships. With annuity of 100 mks, and 2s. 4d. a day for three clerks under him, allowance of 6s 8d. a day when occupied about his office and 8l. a year for boat hire; payable from Christmas last. Greenwich, 20 April 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 April 38 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
In English.
2. Richard Howlett, clerk of the King's ships. Annuity of 33l. 6s. 8d. with allowance of 3s. 4d a day when occupied by sea or land about his said office and 6l. a year for boat hire; payable from Christmas last. Greenwich, 20 April 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 April 38 Hen. VIII—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 30 In English.
3. John Carlyll. Lease (by advice of Southwell and Moyle, General Surveyors) of the rectory of Kernetby, Yorks., which belonged to Bridlington priory; except tithes of lands there called Saincte Leonerdes Landes and of two bovates of land annexed to the vicarage of Kernetby; for 21 years. Westm, 16 April 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 April 38 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 32.
. 4. Wm. Romesden, of Longley, Yorks., and Ric. Vavasor, of Rypon, Yorks. Grant, in fee to Romesden, for 1 992l. 9s. 6d., of messuages, &c., in tenure of Thos. Pycall, in Dunston, Linc., and of John Dysney, in Bassingham, Linc., and a toft in tenure of Wm. Halles in Awber. Linc.,—Temple Brewer preceptory; a little close in tenure of Thos. Pynder on the western side of the Wytheham river in Beckingham, Linc.,—Eagle preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem. The manor of Sybston, Hunts rent of 4s. from lands of Sir John lord Russell in Sybston, a chief messuage there once in tenure of John Burton and afterwards of Geo. Smyth, and lands there in tenure of the said George messuages, etc., in tenure of Thos. Smythe and Robt. Smythe in Sybston. and of John Basse in Bottellbrygge, Linc., (sic), rents and service, viz., 13d. from a cottage and lands called "a Cossikle" in Thurnyng. Hunts, in tenure of Thos. Henson, and 12d. from lands of Rog. Edus in Overton Waterfelde, Hunts, lands in tenure of John Holyocke in Overton Waterfelde, rent of 4d. and service from a cottage in Overton Longfelde, Hunts, belonging to the late wardens of the college of Peter borough, Ntht., lands (extent given) in Warmyngton, Hunts, in tenure of Ric. Elderkyn and in Lutton, Hunts, in tenure of Thos. Phelippe, and all appurtenances of Sybston manor in Sybston, Bottellbrigge, Thurnyng, Overton Waterfelde, Overton Longfelde, Warmington and Lutton, Hunts, with all possessions of Temple Brewer preceptory in these places,—Temple Brewer preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem. Also land called Yowling in tenure of John Dyxson in Spittle Fangfosse, Yorks., rents (specified) and service from a cottage of John Sothergilde (2½d.), a messuage of Wm. Watson (1½d.), a messuage of Thos. Giles (1½d.), and a messuage of Brian Norman (12d.) in Dryfelde Magna Yorks., a toft in tenure of Wm. Whyting in Drifelde Magna, a close in tenure of Robt. Wederell in Skarborough, Yorks, and a messuage, etc., in tenure of Wm. Pynder in Thorpe in le Strete, Yorks.,— preceptory of Holy Trinity of Beverley and St. John's of Jerusalem. Rent of 12d. and 6d. from lands of John Stafforde and Wm. Sharpe in Strike by Newarke, Notts, a messuage in tenure of Thos. Hatfelde there, and all possessions of Le Eagle preceptory there,—Eagle preceptory and St. Johns. The manor of Norman by, Yorks, and its lands in tenure of Thos. Gerves. messuages, etc. (specified), in tenure of Robt. Wawen, Wm. Wawen, Thos. Smythson, John Drynge, Thos. Wawen, Thos. Dighton, widow Stockall, Wm. Prowde, John Foster, Wm. Bakar, Wm. Spaven, widow Walker. Geo. Gill, Ric. Smythson, Robt. Hunte (including the bakehouse called Le Common Bakhouse), Nic. Hyrde, Thos. Hope, Wm. Hope and Wm. Bakar, messuages and lands in Marton, Yorks., in tenure of Chr. Shelton John Wayen and Thos. Harwik, and in Kyrkeby Overcarre alias Kyrkeby Mysterton, Yorks. in tenure of Chr. Franke, John Dobson, Robt. Smythson, Nic. Hyrdman, and John Lovell, rent of 10s. and service from lands of Rog. Dalton in Kyrkeby Overcarre, rent of 3s. and service from the heirs of Sir Robert Constable, sen., in Butterwyke, Yorks, a pension of 10s. out of the rectory of Norman by, the lands called Normanby Parke, wood called Le Springe (46 ac.) in Normanby, and the advowson of Normanby rectory,—St. Mary's, York. A wood called Byrkewood (15 ac.) in Crofton parish, Yorks.,—St. Oswald's mon.; a wood called Le Rigge Wood (24 ac.) in Ledes parish, Yorks.,—Kyrkestall mon. A messuage called Le Shipgate House formerly in tenure of John Hunte and now of John Farborne in Kelyngbolme, Linc., 4 ac. of land called le Inne Grounde in Kelyngholme marsh formerly in tenure of Nic. Lorde and now of John Farborne, and the rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Kelyngholme,—Newsom mon. Also the house and site, etc., of the late mon. of Roche, Yorks., with its dovecot and seven orchards on the eastern side of the monastery churchyard, waste land called Le Waste de Gorwoode (2 ac), two orchards with little ponds therein, two orchards on the western side (5 roods), le High Orcharde with pond and waste land therein (2 ac.), the watermill called Backehouse mill, the grange adjoining the said site in tenure of Henry Clyfforde earl of Cumberland, and numerous crofts and lands (specified and extents given) in Roche and Sandebek, all which were kept in the hands of the abbot and convent and afterwards were in tenure of the said earl,—Roche. A cottage formerly in tenure of Wm. Smeton and afterwards of Matth. Metcalf in Gowton in Whorleton parish, Yorks., and all lands of Gisborne mon. there,—Gisborne; lands in tenure of Ric. Thorneton in Tyreshall, Yorks., and all other lands of Kyrkestall mon. there,—Kyrkestall; a cottage in tenure of the late wife of John Thompson in Golton, Yorks, and all other lands of Fountaunce mon. there,—Fountauncc; a messuage and lands called Ellaye Garthe, Chappell Garthe and Miller Garthe in tenure of Robt. Seman in Swanlonde, Yorks,—Ferybye priory; a hill and waste land called a Mill Hill, where a windmill formerly stood, in tenure of Wm, Hall, in Clementhorpe, co. city of York,—Clementhorpe priory; a hill and waste called Sewarde Myll Hill where a windmill formerly stood, in Fulforde beside York,—St. Mary's; land in tenure of Thos. Byrchewood in South Anneston. Yorks,—Roche; the rectory of Wykham, Yorks., with the advowson of Wykham vicarage and tithes of the demesne lands of Wykham priory, which rectory and tithes were in the prioress and convent's own hands at the dissolution and long before, and were afterwards leased to Geo. Dakyns — Wykham. A close called Westfeldes now divided and in the several tenures of Ric., Nic. and Ralph Gibson in the parish or hamlet of Bramley, Yorks.,—Kyrkestall; the manor of Stede in Wharfedale, rents and service, viz., 2s. 2d. from lands of Robt. Browne in Askewith, Yorks., 3s. 4d. from lands of Dennis Stede in Burley, Yorks., 18d. from lands of Wm. Calverley in Burley. 18d. from lands of Thos. Farnell in Burley, and 2s. 1d. from lands of Wm. Calverley in Burley, a messuage in tenure of Hen. Hebilthwate in Burley, and all appurtenances of the said manor in Askewith, Stede, Burley and Wharfedale; rents and service, viz., 6d. from a tenement of the heirs of Wm, Thornell, Wm. Alenbrigge and Jas. Langfellowe, 6d. from a barn of John Milner, 8d and 6d. from a messuage and tenement of Wm. Calverley, 16d. and 6d. from another tenement of Wm, Calverley in Pudsaye, Yorks., lands (specified) in tenure of Wm. Thornell, rent of 2d. and service from a tenement of Cicely Smythe, widow, in Farseley, Yorks., 6d. from a messuage of Wm. Sawssery in Farseley, and 7d. from a tenement called Frerehouse of Sir Ric. Tempeste in Farseley,—Newlande preceptory and St. John's of Jerusalem. Rents and service in Pudsay, Yorks., viz., 2s. from a close called Cospitrod of Robt. Lumby, 5d. from lands of John Milner, 3¼d. from lands of John Wilson, 3¼d. from lands of Peter Michell, 16d. from lands formerly of John Wayte and afterwards of John Bayly, 16d. from lands formerly of John Crofte and afterwards of Wm. Calverley, 4s. 6d. from lands called Hewgh Roodes of Robt. Water wood, 10d. from lands called Aresmetrod of Sir Thos. Tempeste, 16d. from lands formerly of John Rodeley and afterwards of Wm. Calverley, 9d. from lands called Welstonebanke and other lands of John Roodeley, John Brork and John Dawson, and 5d. from lands of Thos. Stotheley, also lands (specified) there in tenure of Thos. Stotheley, Rog. Pepper, John Scacherde, and all lands of Kyrkestall mon. in Pudsey and Stanyngley,—Kyrkeatall. Messuages, &c., in tenure of John Todde, Wm. Craven, Agnes Hopper and John Smythe in Wykeham beside Malton, Yorks., and all lands of Malton priory there, — Malton. A watermill formerly in tenure of Wm. Lewson and now of John Griffith and Agnes his wife in Mordiforde. Heref., lands (specified) in Ballynyam, Heref., in tenure of Ric. Cowper and Agnes his wife (except the way to the mill called Carymyll) and tithes of Balynyam rectory in tenure of Hugh Meryke,—Lanthonye priory beside Gloucester. Messuages, &c., in tenure of John Hollyns and Wm. Deane in Horse-furthe, Yorks., a cottage in tenure of Joan Browne and Richard her son in Burley, Yorks., three cottages in tenure of Alice Wynterborne, John Burtonshawe and Wm. Frekylton in Hedyngley, Yorks., and land (½ ac.) specified in tenure of Wm. Marshall in Leides, Yorks,—Kyrkestall. The manor of Knapton, Yorks., rents and service, viz., 12d. from lands of Brian Stapleton in Knapton, 3s. from lands of Wm. Hodgeson in Knapton, 6d. from lands of St. Mary's abbey beside York in Knapton, and 12d. from lands of John Newton in Knapton. cottages in tenure of Ric. Hobson. Thos. Skipton alias Shipton, John Carre, Thos. Bayne and — Haye, widow, in Knapton, and all appurtenances of Knapton manor, and all other lands of Fountaunce mon. there, —Fountaunce. A messuage in tenure of John Fythyan in Tetton, Chesh.,— William Leighe, attainted; all tithes in Kynnaston in Markley parish, Heref., formerly in tenure of Wm. Carewe and now of Wm. Herde,—Shene mon., Surr. A messuage and lands in tenure of Robt. Cockson in Bramhoppe, Yorks,, and cottages, etc., in tenure of Wm. Pikerd, John Dykynson, Chr. Thornehill, Thos. Lupton John Bonde and John Dyckonson in Bramhoppe,—Kyrkestall; rent of 16d. from the said cottage of Chr. Bramhoppe,—St. Leonard's mon. York; a messuage in tenure of Thos. Olrede in Bramhope and the two moieties of a messuage in tenure of Robt. Browne and Gilb. Byrkynshawe there,—Kyrkestall. The advowson of Huddersfelde vicarage, Yorks,—St. Oswald's mon., Yorks. Thirty-four cottages, etc., in tenure of Robt. Jackson, Wm. Wright, Wm. Danbye. Wm. Hodgeson, John Johnson, Eliz. Hycke, John Craforthe, Wm. Hyck, Isabella Stile, Robt. Baylly, John Moone, Joan Dekyn. Joan Scayf, Robt. Hobson, John Hoode, Wm. Ponderson, Eliz. Gascoign, Edw. Andrewson, Thos. Watson, Robt. Foxe, Thos. Hodgeson, John Howthorpe, Thos. Smythe, John Beneley, John Hooton alias Joyner, Geo. Hoode, Thos. Hoode, Thos. Haire, Ric. Stedeinan, Thos. Prowde, Gerard Mosseman, Rog. Robson. John Robynson and John Ewarde in Olde Malton, Yorks.; a chamber in tenure of Rog. Ewry above le Kyrkegate in the town of Olde Malton, a cottage in tenure of Robt. Nightgale within the town of Olde Malton, a close there in tenure of Rog. Ewry. a dovecot in tenure of Robert abp. of York within Ruston Close in Olde Malton, a cottage in tenure of Robt. Smythe, a close called Lassell Close in tenure of John Gascoigne, a cottage in tenure of Thos. Botterell, parcels of waste land beside the cottage in tenure of Robt. Bayley and the churchyard of Olde Malton, and a water-mill in tenure of Thos. Norman, all in Olde Malton; and a watermill in tenure of Wm. Archer in Wyntryngham, Yorks.,—Olde Malton priory. Three burgages on the south side of Southgatestrete in the town of Hartilpole, Dham., between those in tenure of Geo. Martyndale on the east and of Geo. Smyth on the west,—Hexham mon., Nthld.; waste land at the western end of Morepethchare, on the north side of it, within the town of Hartilpole, a chamber called Sir John Langchamber in Hartilpoole, on the eastern side of Fishergate, three little closes between the said chamber and the gate of the late Friars in Hartilpole, a garden called Conygarth near the eastern end of the churchyard of Hartilpole, and waste land there on the eastern side of Northgatestrete where a house called Le Weyhouse formerly stood near the place called Whitbrigge,—Friars of Hartilpole; a little close called Home Close lying upon lez Ealande in Hartilpole,—Holme Coltran mon., Cumb.; a garden in tenure of Marg. Perte, widow, on the north side of Morepeth Chare within the town of Hartilpole,—Egleston mon.; and a ruinous burgage in tenure of Ric. Hunte on the south side of Southgate within Hartilpole,—Marryk priory. The house and site of the late college called Saynt Marie College in the parishes of St. Michael Archangel and St. Peter in Oxford (1 ac. 25½ per.) with an orchard (21 per.), etc. there. A messuage in tenure of Paul Nicolson alias Nelson in the parish of St. Botolph without Algate, London, and twelve messuages in tenure of Juliana Lauson, Wm. Wostacke, Elizeus Fox, Ric. Hutton, John Taylour, Wm. Atkynson, Wm. Wolmer, Oliver Taylour, John Harte, Wm. Sutron and Ric. Wyllyamson in Hownesdiche in the said parish of St. Botolph's,—St. Mary Graces mon. Del. Westm., 24 April 38 Hen. VIII.—SB. (Signed by Russell, Essex, Ryche. Sir Ric. Southwell, North, Bacon and Duke.) Pat. p. 2, m. 1.
5. Sir Thomas Clere, lieutenant of the Admiralty of England. Annuity of 100l., and for two clerks under him 12d. a day for the one and 12d. a day for the other, with allowance of 10s. a day when occupied by sea or land about his said office, and 10l. a year for boat hire; payable from Christmas last. Greenwich, 20 April 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 April 38 Hen. VIII—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 27.
In English.
6. Benjamin Gonson, surveyor of the King's ships. Annuity of 40l., and 8d. a day each for two clerks under him with allowance of 4s. a day when occupied by sea or land about his office, and 8l. a year for boat hire; payable from Christmas last. Greenwich, 20 April 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 April 38 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 27.
In English.
7. Thomas Morlye, the King's servant. Fee of 12d. a day, payable from Christmas last. Greenwich, 20 April 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 April 38 Hen. VIII—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 27.
In English.
8. Robert Legge, treasurer of the Kings marine causes. Annuity of 100 mks., and 8d. each for two clerks under him with allowance of 6s. 8d. a day when occupied by sea or land about his office, and 8l. a year for boat hire Also to have allowance of all sums paid by him, he having the hands of two or three of the officers of marine causes subscribed to his books of payment, and this patent and the said books to be sufficient warrant to the King's auditors and other ministers for his discharge, and he to have the costs of his clerks when sent for payment or receipt of money. Payable from Christmas last. Greenwich, 20 April 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 April 38 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 28.
In English.
. 9. William Holstok. Grant, for his services "in our marine causes," of the fee of 12d. a day, payable from Christmas last. Greenwich, 20 April 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 April 38 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 3. m. 28 (cancelled because surrendered 14 May 28 Eliz., the margin of the roll being signed "E. Gerrard, Will'm Holstok").
In English.
10. William Broke, comptroller of the King's ships. Annuity of 50l. and 8d. a day each for two clerks under him in his office, 4s. a day when occupied by sea or land about his office of comptrollership, and 8l. a year for his boat hire; payable from Christmas last. Greenwich, 20 April 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 April 38 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 28.
In English.
11. Sir William Herbert, a gentleman of the Privy Chamber. Confirmation of a grant to him, for life, by letters patent of the Queen Consort ——(blank) day of——(blank) 36 Hen. VIII., of the offices of steward of her lands in Marleborough, Selkeleye, Barton, Devies, Rowde, Chillton Folliatt, Myldenhall, Chipneham, Rowlesdon and Shilldon, Wilts, and of all her lands of the late duke of York in co. Dorset, doorward of her castle of Devies, Wilts, keeper of her castle called Beynerdes Castell in the city of London, keeper of her park of Devies, lieutenant of her forests of Pewseham and Blackmore, Wilts, receiver general of her lordships or manors of Uske, Kaerlyon and Trylleck, Monm., constable of her lordship of Tregrucke, and bedell and coroner of Edlegon, co. Monm. Westm., 12 April 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Grenewich, 27 April 38 Hen. VIII. Pat. p. 1, m. 32.
12. Ric Hassall. To be justice of the counties of Carnervan, Mereonethe and Anglesey within the principality of North Wales; with 50l. a year and the profits accustomed. Del. Greenwich, 28 April 38 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Countersigned by Wriothesley.) Pat. p. 1, m. 31.
13. George Willoughby. To be the King's attorney in the marches of Wales, with fee of 13l. 6s. 8d. yearly, vice Ric. Hassall. Greenwich, 28 April. Pat. 38 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 31.
14 Percival Paulxston alias Paulston alias Pawlxston alias Pawston, of Walrige, Nthld., gentleman, yeoman or serving man. Pardon for the murder of John Rotherforde of Rouchester or Routchester, alias John Rotherfurth of Rochester, gentleman, at a place called Ychweke or Icheweke Lonyng, Nthld., on Thursday, 26 Dec. 35 Hen. VIII.; with restitution of goods. Greenwich, 26 April 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 28 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 15.
15. Richard Baldewyn, chaplain to the Lady Mary, sixth prebendary of the collegiate church of Newark (novi operis), Leicester. Licence of non-residence at his said prebend. Greenwich, 24 April 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich 28 April.—P.S. Pat p. 2. m. 16.
16. John Wolsley, clk. Presentation to the vicarage of Wellyngburgh, Peterborough dioc., void by death. Green wich, 26 April 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 28 April—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 51.
17. Maurice Griffith, S.T.B. Presentation to the canonry in Rochester cathedral void by the death of Thos. Bull, Greenwich. 27 April 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 28 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 51.
18. Thomas Cavalcanti, John Giraldi, Barth Fortini, James Marsupini and John Carlo de li Affaitati and their company or agents. Discharge of obligations incurred when Fortini and Marsupini at the request of the Kings Council directed letters of credit to their friends in Antwerp on behalf of Stephen Vaughan, Thos. Lok and John Dymock, the King's agents, for 20,000 cr., whereupon Cavalcanti, Giraldi, John Carlo and their company undertook to pay John Baptist Crivello 10,000 cr. on 7 Jan. 1544, and paid other 10,000 cr. down to the said agents on 1 Aug 1544; which 20,000 cr. has all been repaid with interest by the King's treasurers, viz., in Jan. 36 Hen. VIII. 1,000l. by Sir John Gostwyk, in Feb. 36 Hen. VIII., 2,000l. by Sir Edm. Peckham, and 1,000l. by the Exchequer, and on 1 April 36 Hen. VIII. 305l. 5s. 8d. by Peckham. Del. Green wich, 28 April 38 Hen. VIII—S.B. (Countersigned by Wriothesley.) Pat. p. 3, m. 51.
In English.
19. John Barloo, King's chaplain, dean of Worcester. Licence of non-residence for all his benefices, provided that he visits his deanery of Worcester once in three months and provides for maintenance of divine offices in the rest. Greenwich, 26 April 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 28 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 42.
20. Thos. Bromley, one of the justices of Common Pleas. To be custos rotulorum in co. Salop. Del. Greenwich, 28 April 38 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Countersigned by Wriothesley.)
21. Licences to alienate (fn. n11) :—
Sir Thomas Wentworth, lord Wentworthe and Margaret his wife to John Gascoigne of Lasyngcrofte. Manor of Parlington, with lands (in Parlington, Aberforth, Hillome, Baraby and Shippon, Yorks. (23rd.) P. 6, m. 15.
Wm. Romsden and Ric. Vavasor to Edw. Hambye of Brocklesby, Linc. Messuage called Shepegatehouse formerly in tenure of John Hunte and now of John Farborne in Kyllingholme, Linc., 4 ac. of le Inngrounde in Kyllingholme Marsh the rectory and the advowson of the vicarage of Kelyngholme,—Newsome won. (28th.) P. 6, m. 1.


  • n1. Not the rector, as Newcourt's list at this date seems to be complete.
  • n2. This must be No. 517, the exact date of which did not appear when it was printed.
  • n3. April 13th.
  • n4. April 22nd.
  • n5. See No. 508.
  • n6. Ambleteuse.
  • n7. May 2nd or 3rd.
  • n8. Cancelled.
  • n9. See Vol. XVII., Nos. 1073, 1218.
  • n10. All are dated at Westminster. In this abstract the day of the month appears in parentheses before the reference to part and membrane of the Patent Roll of 37 Hen. VIII.
  • n11. Dated at Westminster. In this abstract the day of the month appears in parentheses before the reference to the part and membrane of the Patent Roll of 38 Hen. VIII.