Henry VIII: May 1546, 26-31

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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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May 1546, 26-31

26 May. 925. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 425.
Meeting at Greenwich, 26 May. Present: Chancellor, [Privy Seal, Durham, Winchester, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Petre]. Business:—Jacob Drake was before the Council for piracy of his wines by Malyne of Calais and one Vaughan, and, for that matter and another of Ant. Gwerras', the said Malyne was set to find sureties, and a letter was written to Mr. Saintleger to "send for one Agerd and two other persons to be examined before the Council accordingly." Robert Brende, the Master of the Rolls' servant, sent to the Marshalsea accused of providing corn for the King and selling it for his own use. Warrant to Pekham, treasurer of the Mint, to deliver Thos. Geffrye, clerk of the Privy Seal, 12,000l. for Sir John Harington; also placard for carts, and letters to Hertford and Harington about this; also letter to the Lord Admiral, or in his absence Lord William, to provide waftage. Letter to Spilman, a receiver of Augmentations, to defer distraining John Aucher, late receiver of St. Bartholomew's in Smithfield, for 23l. 10s. 8d. To Sir Ant. Kingston to repair hither touching the satisfaction of his debt to the King. Warrant to Augmentations for 4l. for posting to Guisnes and back, 40s. to George Grimsdiche for posting to the commissioners there, 4l. to Francisco for posting to Guisnes and back the 25th inst., and 13l. 6s. 8d. to William Walshe of Ireland, in reward. Letter to Lord Admiral, or in his absence Lord William, to send for Robert and John Bellyne, English adventurers, who be about Flushing despoiling the Emperor's subjects, as the Emperor's ambassador avers.
26 May. 926. Henry VIII. to Lisle, Paget and Wotton.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 180.
Heretofore signified his pleasure that they should covenant with the French commissioners that no new fortification should be commenced after proclamation of this peace; but now thinks there is no reason why he should be so bound, seeing that he has no surety save the sure keeping of his country; whereas they ought not to fortify because their pact is to leave the country quietly to him until the time agreed upon, when the fortifications in Bullonoyes shall become theirs. The Commissioners shall travail to obtain this, using the services of Francesco Bernardo, as the King's minister. Failing this, they shall essay whether the French will agree to the King's excepting one place within the French frontier in which no new fortification may be begun and giving them leave to fortify elsewhere, they promising the like liberty to him to fortify in all places save one. Either of these conditions would please him, but, rather than break off, the Commissioners shall agree according to the former instructions.
Draft in Petre's hand, pp. 2. Endd.: M. to the Commissioners at Guisnes, xxvjo Maii 1546.
R. O. 2. Fair copy of the above.
Pp. 2.
Calig. E. iv.
B. M.
3. Letter of which § 1 is the draft. Greenwich, [2]6 May 38 Hen. VIII. Much mutilated, pp. 2. Add.
26 May. 927. Henry VIII to Hertford.
R. O.
For the good service reported in letters brought by Sir Thomas Palmer, requires him to give lord Gray, Sir Henry Knyvet and the other captains and gentlemen hearty thanks; but to take heed that, for any such exploit hereafter, he hinder not the peace, which is now almost concluded and may the better take an end now that the enemey's brags both by land and sea have been abased. He shall grant abstinence for as many days as the ambassadors have agreed upon. Has commissioned his ambassadors to agree that no new fortifications shall be commenced after the proclamation of this peace, consenting thereto in order that the French might not commence any fortification which might annoy the haven: but if Hertford has executed his command to begin a new fortification at the little hill where the Almains were encamped beside the New Haven and at the Blaknesse the King will have the advantage; and if he has deferred doing so, he must, if possible, see if, secretly, without the knowledge of the French commissioners, the said fortification may be commenced before the full agreement of the peace.
Draft, corrected by Petre, pp. 4. Endd.: [M. to my lord of] Hertford, xxvjo Maii 1546.
26 May. 928. [The Privy Council] to Hertford.
R. O. In answer to your letters and credence by this bearer, the King, considering that the French king's lieutenant is also in the field and not present at this treaty, thinks it more honorable for you to be absent from the conclusion; and will have you send them word that, as the French lieutenant is absent, you intend also to continue about the oversight of your charge, so that all may be concluded by those who have taken pains in debating it. Where you signified that you had only assented to abstinence for three days although the ambassadors promised five, the King will have you grant as many days as the ambassadors assent to; for he thinks that no small matters should hinder this towardness of agreement.
Draft in Petre's hand, p. 1. Endd.: M. to therle of Hertford xxvjo Maii 1546. Begins: After our most hearty, &c.
26 May. 929. The Privy Council to Sir Edward North.
R. O. We send herewith a supplication delivered by the Chamberlain of London, in which matter we have ordered all arrears to be paid to the King's use. "And because the city pretendeth to be discharged of the said payment hereafter," we have remitted them to you, with advice of the Council of your Court, to answer as justice will, "whereof we require you also to advertise us." Greenwyche, 26 May. Signed by Wriothesley, St. John, Russell, Gardiner, Browne and Petre.
In Petre's hand, p. 1. Add.: Chancellor of the Augmentations. Endd.
26 May. 930. William Clarke of Ringmer, Sussex, yeoman.
R. O. His will, made 26 May 1546, leaving, among other bequests, his lands in Chidingstone parish, Kent, called Stonelake, Bassetts Bridge and Rosefarme, to his nephew Robert Clarke, and his other lands there in tenure of James Bycher to George Kendall.
ii. Note of probate before John Cooke, clerk of Sir Thomas Palmer, commissioner within the deanery of Southmalling, in the parish church "de Cliva" next Lewes, 28 Sept. anno Domini ut supra.
Seventeenth century copy, pp. 2. Endd.. William Clarke of Ryngmer his will.
26 May. 931. Carne and Rede to Petre.
R. O. Next morning after our return from Andwarpe came Mons. Nigrye, chancellor of the Order, to know if we were ready to proceed. Answered that we were, and had perceived the merchants' griefs and complaints, as well touching customs and impositions here as their particular quarrels, and the merchants would send an instructed person hither within two days; meanwhile we were ready to see the books and registers. He said that his coming was to know what registers we would see, for all the customs paid here were comprised in the privilege of Duke Philip, which we had, and if any more were taken it was the "tolliners' doing, for that kind of officers, he said, be always taking." We said that we must "visit" their registers to see what was taken before the time specified in the treaty of 1495. He answered that the registers were not yet come, for they had to send to sundry places for them; their commissaries wrote that nothing was yet done in England. We showed him that Mons. Skyperius was present when the registers there were visited. He said "Yea, but the copies be not had out." Assured him that they should have everything that was agreed upon; and meanwhile the King's subjects had particular quarrels not ended at the Diet of Calais and Burborogh, which we had received at Andwarpe and would send to him as soon as they were written in mundum.
Of these you have the copies, "for we cannot make it better than it was devised by you then"; but we have left out what touched Jasper Duche, which proved in that Diet to have no pith in it. As for proofs of the particular quarrels, we could hear of none at Andwarp. It is in every man's mouth that the King of Romayns marries three of his daughters to the Duke of Cleves, the Duke of Baviers and the Prince of Peymont. They here muster men of war daily and are in good readiness with their horsemen. Men think it for frontier defence; any other cause is kept secret. The Chancellor trusted that if peace were now concluded the Lady Regent might know with speed, so as to save the country harmless from soldiers returning from the King's camp. Bynkes, 26 May 1546. Signed: Edward Carne: Richarde Rede.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
26 May. 932. Carne to Paget.
R. O. Mr. Rede and he can do nothing yet touching the search, as the registers are not come. News in the Court is that peace between the King and the French king will take effect, the King receiving Ardres and lands thereabouts in recompense for Bolloigne. "Thus did the Ch[ancellor of the Order] tell me yesterday," trusting that, if so, the Lady Regent should be advertised thereof, so that she might provide for the passage of the soldiers that should return through this country. Answered that doubtless her Grace should be advertised of any peace, but he heard of none. Here are daily musters, and their horsemen especially are ready. It is said that the King of the Romans marries three of his daughters to the Duke of Cleves, the Duke of Baviers and the Prince of Pedemont. Bynkes, 26 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: 1546.
26 May. 933. Vaughan to Henry VIII.
R. O. On repairing to Andwerp found the Fugger's factor there taken with a dangerous palsy; and his life is now despaired of and no man yet placed in his room by the Fugger. Driven thus to devise with Jasper Dowche how to know, out of Almayn, the Fugger's mind about prolonging part of the debt due by Henry in August next, they have agreed that Dowche shall write to the Fugger as of himself. Told Dowche that he was come to pay a good portion of the debt beforehand, provided that the Fugger would respite the rest for as long after the day. It will save time to signify hither how much will thus be paid beforehand. News of the bourse is that the French king has stayed all hulks and hoys in France to serve him by sea. There is great "carestie" and dearth in France, the people in much misery and the King "furnished with a bare sort of ships besides his galleys." The Queen musters men hereabouts and is said to have appointed 4,000 horsemen and 6,000 footmen to lie on the borders of France. On the 25th inst. was proclaimed in Andwerp that no subject of the Emperor should go into France to buy or lade wines. Finds no merchants here willing to redeem for money the custom put upon them. Being here where the custom of the prince is so easy to them they persuade themselves that whosoever needs their things must come to them. "But upon good credit, I find no man willing to emprunt any sum of money."
Begs to know the King's answer touching the Fugger. Andwerp, 26 May.
P.S.—Mr. Dymok sent me a letter from Amsterdame signifying that, as he sat at supper on the 24th inst, he was "fett out of his ostes house" and committed to prison by command of the Procureur Général. He writes that he supposes it to be for answering for your Majesty, but "what or wherein he writeth nothing." I will require your ambassador to speak to the Queen for his release.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1546.
26 May. 934. Vaughan to Petre.
R. O. Writes to the King of the matter with the Fuggers and occurrents here. Andwerp, 26 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1546.
26 May. 935. John Dymocke to Vaughan.
R. O.
St. P., xi 199.
This morning at 5 o'clock I received your kind letter. In that which I sent by Cleford's wife I durst write nothing, being closely watched by four men, but the occasion of my trouble is that last Saturday in my host's house in Dorte, wherein was lodged the Procureur Général of Holland, the "ballyowe" of the town, coming down from the Procureur Général's chamber, was bidden by mine host to drink, we sitting at dinner. He remained until he was drunk, and I bade mine host charge the wine to my account; wherefor the ballyowe thanked me and asked us both to dine with him on the Sunday. On the Sunday at half-past eleven, as no man had come for us, we had the table covered and had half dined when the balyow came and took away our knives and cloaks so that we were fain to go to his house. There, when we had been at dinner a quarter of an hour, the Procureur Général and three more came in and set themselves at the table; and within a little I was asked to answer three questions under the rose, "that is to say to remayen under the bourde and no more to be rehershed," viz.:—Whether the King had taken again the Lady Anne of Cleves and she was brought abed with two children, and why she was put away at first. Somewhat abashed I answered that I heard this of the Emperor's subjects, but knew only that she "goes and comes to the Court at her pleasure" and has an honest dowry to live upon; the King would not have put her away without cause, and might do in his realm what he and his Council reckoned to be "for his common wealth," just as the Emperor reckoned it lawful to take the wife of the duke of Medyn (fn. n1) (who was right heir to the dukedom and had \two children by her) and marry her to his second brother, naming the children to be the second brother's. Secondly I was asked if any abbey or monasteries were left in England, and answered that there were none, but some of the great houses were made bishoprics. I was asked whether I thought that well done, and answered that what my master did in his realm I thought well done, as they thought of the Emperor's doings in his. One of the company then said that the King was a Lutheran; and I replied that if the maintaining of Gods word and putting out of evil religious persons were Lutheran they might so say. After divers others had spoken their pleasure the Frocureur said "I pray you, under the rose, does your master hold nothing of the Pope nor none of his?" I told him "No"; and, being asked if I thought that well done, answered "Yea." To further questions I replied that in England we thought the Pope to be a bishop and ruler in his country, and our master supreme head of his realm. The Procureur said "That will make your master have a warm tail in time to come"; and asked if he gave bulls and pardons, "with divers other injuries." I desired them to have no more of such conversation, but ere long one of them renewed the matter, and I said that I durst wager that the Emperor if he lived would do as the King had done. "What," said the 'ballyow,' "that the Emperor should be a heretic as your master is?" I desired him to be content, or else I must write to the King's Council; if the King were a heretic the Emperor and his Council did ill to treat with him for perpetual amity, for whoso makes treaty with a Turk is also a Turk. "The Procureur answered 'Well, let this passe, let all be droncken underfotte and remayen under the rosse.' So dyde they dryncke droncke. But they byn in feare, by lyckelod, that [I] (fn. n2) shuld writte of hyt home, and so have they the nexst [daye] (fn. n2) fetheshe me owt with 10 men [and] (fn. n2) caryed me owt of myn oste howes licke a trayttour or a thyffe and wold suffer no man to come at me. But I do fynde the lords of the towen of Dorte verye good unto me, and they wold not suffer the Procureur Generall for to carye me here hense, so that he ys goen to the Hage for to se whetther that he can fynde some waye for to have me. thetther; for hys testymonye which he dyde truste upon do not testeffye as he hade thowechght that they wold, for I have for me twooe very honeste men of this towen whyche dosse knowe and dosse testffye as I writte to yow, and more, in me favour, and thys trwe so helpe me God."
This I write by stealth, desiring you to write to my wife that I am out of prison and gone to Brame, or else she will "take it heavily." Dorte, 26 May 1546.
P.S.—Both lords and commons of this town take my part and send me word secretely that all shall be well. "They" thought that this money of corn had belonged to me and other merchants, and reckoned to have shared it, and now they are "half abashed" because the lords take my part.
Hol., pp. 5. Add. (in Dutch): at the English house beside the Old Bourse at Antwerp.
R. O. 2. Copy of the above from which it is printed in St. P. with heading and conclusion in Vaughan's hand.
Pp. 4. Endd.: Copie.
27 May. 936. The Privy Council.
A. P.C., 426
Meeting at Greenwich, 27 May. Present: Chancellor, Great Master, [Privy Seal, Durham, Winchester, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Petre]. Business:—Letter to Mr. Aucher at Dover 'to take order (described) for receipt of certain wheat for Boulogne and the navy, for which the King has bargained with Hans Lutkyns Van Wurg, Adrian and Michael Kaseler and John Van Quykelbergh, and also with Erasmus Keetz. Letter to Wm. Hollande of Dertmouth to appear, at the suit of Johannes Anguto. Order (detailed) for payment to Barth. Fortini of the value of spices belonging to John Carlo Delli Affaitadi and Louis Perez taken out of a hulk coming from Lussheborne by Thompson and Trymel, pirates, and sold in Devonshire. Recognisance of Roger Worthe, John Shapter alias Butler, John Holland and Henry and Robert Cade, merchants, for payment of 475l. 10s. of the above (with note, dated 27 Aug. 1546 and signed by Wriothesley, St. John, Arundel, Winchester and Riche, that Fortini's acquittance for this has been exhibited); and recognisance of Barth. Fortini and Acelin Salvage to restore 1,000l. if within twelve months the spices are proved to be Frenchmen's goods.
27 May. 937. The Privy Council. (fn. n4)
A. P. C., 431.
Meeting at Greenwich, 27 May. Present: Chancellor, Privy Seal, [Durham, Winchester, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Petre]. Business:—Recognisance (signed by the parties) of John Malyne, of Calais, mariner, Thos. Boughe of London, gentleman, and Wm. Bulley of London, fishmonger, for Malyne's appearance upon reasonable notice, to answer for certain piracies. Lord Tulybarne, who repaired hither on pretence of serving the King and thereupon obtained licence to remain at Carlisle for a season, being certified by Lennox, Wharton and Thomas Bishop, present, to adhere to the King's enemies, was sent to the Fleet. Allen Maynewaring accused by George Mutton of detestable words against the King, as contained in articles sent from the mayor of Rye, as his accuser could not be found, was released upon sureties (John Chevenen and Wm. Wombel), and the matter signified to Rye with request to send up the accuser if he arrive there.
27 May. 938. Van der Delft to Charles V.
viii., No. 266.
Since writing on the 14th inst. has received the Emperor's letter written at Stöwingen on that day. To discover how affairs were going with France, made certain complaints of the Emperor's subjects an excuse for going to see the Councillors on Sunday last. They received him well and gave favourable replies, and then asked if he had any special mission to the King. Having no good reason to allege, did not see the King and could extract nothing from the Councillors. Since then Francisco Bernardi has arrived in London and told a man, who repeated it to, the writer in confidence, that peace was settled, but did not tell the conditions. Next day there were rumours in London that peace was made, and Boulogne to be surrendered in return for four millions or two millions of gold; but a man whom the writer sent to Court to learn the truth heard no mention of peace. He was more amiably received than usual. Bemardi's confidence seems to indicate that peace is probable, and the English reticence that its terms are not so favourable to them; and yet Bernardi, who had an understanding with Monluc before he initiated negociations, told this King that he could obtain what terms he pleased. The history of it is that the Council, hearing Bernardi's assurance, asked if he knew what they demanded. He replied that he supposed they would demand the retention of Boulogne, the payment of pensions and arrears, and the marriage of Scotland, or at least the renunciation of the Scottish-French alliance; and these terms he could obtain for them. As he said that the Admiral of France and other personages would attend the conference, the English consented; but when Paget and the Lord Admiral arrived beyond sea and found that the French personages delayed, they were annoyed, and suspicious, being puzzled by contradictory rumours of an alliance and marriage between the Emperor and France, and of preparations to assist the Duke of Savoy to recover his territory. The English, nevertheless, continued negociations, being more desirous of peace than they pretended. Hears that the Dauphin wrote a letter to this King; also that the French proposed an offensive and defensive alliance, to which he would not listen. Paget is expected here daily, but there is no rumour that negociations are broken off. The King's ships recently defeated sixteen French galleys, and captured one with the Baron de St. Blancard on board, which will be brought to London in a day or two. They recovered their pinnaces and boats from the French. If peace is made, the army, with both Spaniards and Germans, will go against Scotland where the King wishes to campaign in person. Examinations in the matter of the Faith continue. Dr. Crome, on the very day that he was ordered to retract, declared himself more convinced in his opinions than ever. He afterwards confessed that persons whom he named to the Council persuaded him that he would be in greater danger if he retracted; but, on the contrary, several of his accomplices have been sent to the Tower, and he is strictly guarded. London, 27 May 1546.
P. S.—It is publicly stated in Court that peace is made and that France renounces confederation with Scotland. Some people maintain that it is only a truce for eight years; yet, Francisco Bernardi, who left for Calais today, affirms that it is peace, but not yet signed, and that the terms will be known in four days.
27 May. 939. Hugh Shadwell to Lisle.
R. O. The calm was such that the writer and Mr. Paston could not reach Dover until after ten o'clock yesternight. This morning, at 6 a.m., delivered Lisle's letters to Lord William, being at Deale Castle with my lady his bedfellow, who has been there these three days. Gathers from him that most of the money and plate was distributed before his coming aboard the galley, when he took order for the coverlets, hangings and other things therein to be forthcoming. As for chains (saving a hoop of gold) or such money as the captain confessed to be there, he knows nothing, as shall appear by his letter herewith. Sir Ric. Wyngfielde and other gentlemen of the fleet say that the Small Gally, Anne Gallaunt, Greyhound and Phenix gave the onset to the galleys, alluring them within the danger of the whole fleet. The Anne Gallaunt and Phenix chased one and the Greyhound and Small Gally that which is now taken. The Phenix, unable to overtake his chace, boarded and grappled this galley and, until the Anne Gallaunte approached, made an honest fight of half a quarter of an hour; and (as the slaves confess) had almost vanquished the men therein when Mr. Paston, who was the first gentleman that entered, came up in the Anne Gallaunte and took the surrender of the captain and lieutenant. The Englishmen commend poor John de Gascoign, Lisle's servant, but for whom the galley had escaped. The Greyhound only came once within arrow shot; but "every captain did his good will." Lisle might write to the King in Mr. Paston's favour, whose brother (who is in good estimation) and friends may do his Lordship pleasure. The galley is departed towards Thaymes. Will bring certificate how the things found in her are distributed; wherein I think Lord William has exceeded his commission. Dover, 27 May 1546.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.: at Callays or Guisnes.
27 May. 940. Sir Robt. Bowes to the Council.
Calig. B. vii.,
B. M.
He and Lord Wharton met at Hexham to put down the English thieves on the Borders, who steal cattle and put them into Scotland to make it appear as if done by the Scots; whereas the doers really were English or Scots of Lidderdale pretending to be English. It is difficult to do any injury to the Scots as they have removed inland from the Borders, "save only women, children and impotent creatures, who, nevertheless by night times and upon holydays travail as they may to manure the ground and to sow corn; and if such cottages or cabins where they dwell in be bront of one day they will the next day make other and not remove from the ground. So wretchedly can they live and endure the pain that no Englishman can suffer the like." Has caused the Tyndales and Riddisdales with the garrison under his charge to make inroads, and they have taken cattle of no great value. The Scots brag that before Whitsuntide Angus shall attack the English Borders and lie at Melrose or Peebles, and other lords elsewhere; that they have 2,000 men in wages for all the summer; that money is coming to them from France, and that 4 temporal and 4 spiritual lords shall remain at Edinburgh to manage affairs. This, they say is the sum of their Council, lately kept at Edinburgh. Geo. Douglas is appointed to wait on the Queen, and all the grudges among them are pacified for a time. Has viewed the castle of Harbottle and its repairs done by the £100 delivered by lord Hertford for that purpose, and the £30 arrears of farms in tenants' hands. The walls, which were in great decay, with gaps only fenced with thorned hedges, are now in tolerable condition, and the postern new made of iron, but the lodgings and chambers inside in such a state of decay that the roofs fall in, and it is dangerous to inhabit. Thinks a constable and a garrison of 100 horseman should remain within it in time of war. It would cost little more than another £100, which would be repaid in time, either by Mr. Wymbishe, owner of the castle, or out of the revenues of the lordship. Alnwick, 27 May 1546. Signed.
27 May. 941. Lisle, Paget and Wotton to Petre.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 181.
Are, as they wrote by Sor Francesco, agreed in the principal points; but have had great controversy about the head of the river. It has six branches or springs, and the peasants will say that it has four or five heads. As Paget wrote, this other day, he and Bochetel went to view it, accompanied by the treasurer and surveyor of Calays, Sir Henry Paulmer, Brooke the bailiff of Guisnes, Parson Haull, two of Mr. Wallop's best guides, and two ancient men of Calays, none of whom knew more of the river than Paget himself. He was led so long through marshes and woods that at last he fell out with Bochetel and Jehan de Poco, the principal guide, and returned home in choler. They would put the head no higher than a place called Lyene, where the river first receives its name, three English miles at least "out of the King's way." But, wheresoever the head be, Seelles is clearly without it, for next day Sir Henry Paulmer, the surveyor of Calays, Parson Haull, and one or two of the best guides viewed all the springs and made a plat of the country. Whereupon yesternight the writers had a great dispute with the President and Bochetel, and for that and another point were like to break all; for the French require an article in the treaty to permit old owners of lands to return and be the King's subjects during the occupation. Will lay all in the dirt rather than agree to this without special commandment; but answer that they suppose the King will need cultivators and will admit some upon such condition of rents as shall please him. Taking the head of the river which the French offer, the King shall lose the village of Lottingham "which in that chart that Rogers brought we think be not truly set." The writers insist on having all Boullonnois to the further shore at high water mark of the haven (accepting the haven to Pontbricq) and on this side the river from Pontbricq to the head; and this the French agree to. So, if they detain any ground malo dolo "they shall not keep covenant and they may blame themselves if anything should fortune otherwise than they would." Have told them plainly that unless the matter is ended tomorrow, they break, and on Saturday (fn. n6) "every man to stand upon his guards." All the sticking about the head of the river, the ground being nothing and the villages not worth three half-pence, is for their passage to Ardre; in which point, rather than fail, we will follow our instructions and "point them out a way by discretion and advice of counsel." Brunenberghe, which in any case shall be the King's, has been a pretty peel worth three of Seelles, but both are so ruinated that it makes no matter who has them.
Upon Hertford's information of the necessity of fortifying the hill where the Master of the Horse lay, we have advised him to begin something there. On Saturday (fn. n4) at sunrise the abstinence ceases, for surely we will not agree to the restitution of the Frenchmen to their lands, and, unless commanded otherwise, will break rather than "yield so much to these wilful beasts." And, where the King has noted some of us to be fearful, "my" fear of the sequel shall be taken away by the assurance of God's help; and we will show ourselves men of stomach and devise to be revenged of this proud false nation. Sor Francesco is now arrived and is much "abashed with these novelties," but hopes to improve matters. He told us how much grace the King showed him, for which we thank his Majesty. Calays, 27 May, at night. Signed.
Pp. 5. Add. Endd.: 1546.
27 May. 942. Lisle to the Council.
R. O. Received their letters of the 24th answering his, of the French Admiral's message, to whom answer was made much to the effect that they have written, and "the semblable not forgotten to the Admiral himself" at last meeting. And albeit he defended his ministers, and was sure they had not offended since his commandment, Lisle trusts that "in that point he is satisfied." Received yesterday by bearer a buck baked in eight pasties, "very fair carried and handsomely," which he sent yesternight to the Admiral, according to their letters. Will not forget to show him from whence it came. Guisnez, 27 May 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
27 May. 943. Paget to Petre.
R. O. "Mr. Peter, instead of the grace and peace which I sent to you last, help to send unto us now on this side fire and sword, for other thing cannot bring these false dogs to reason. By our common letter you shall perceive the circumstance of the matter. God give them a pestilence, false traitors! If we break, seeing they have broken their faith to us and gone from the covenant whereupon they agreed, I intend to persuade my lord of Hertford, notwithstanding our safeconduct, to take the Admiral if he can, for fallere fallentem non est fraus. This fever is enough to bring a man into a consumption. I pray you, let us hear shortly again for our revocation; for the King's Majesty hath been trifled too long already, and, seeing these false wicked men work after this fraudulent fashion, God shall revenge us upon their iniquity and falsehood; and all this is for the best. God's will be fulfilled in all things!" Guysnes, 27 May 1546.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
28 May. 944. Sir Thomas Moyle to the Keeper of Eastwood Park.
R. O. As "I have not often visited you, neither for the fee buck nor the fee doe to me and other of my fellows accustomed to be had," this is to desire you to deliver to the bringer my fee buck in Estwood park in the lordship of Thornburye, Glouc. London, 28 May 38 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
28 May. 945. Venice.
v., 394-6.
Motions passed by the Council of Ten, 27 and 28 May, to answer the English Secretary that with regard to his statement they have nothing to say; he may do so as he pleases. But in this disturbed state of the world the Signory is "compelled to have some consideration respecting this matter," although excellently disposed towards "those princes." (fn. n5)
29 May. 946. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 433.
Meeting at Greenwich, 29 May. Present: Chancellor, Privy Seal, Durham, Winchester, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Petre. Business:—The supplication of Jacob Dirryk, factor to John Symoneti, touching a hulk and wares taken by Malyne of Calais, referred to the Admiralty; another supplication of his, for goods perished about Rye, sent to the Lord Warden. Ant. Harvey to receive for Sir Fulk Grevel the rent and arrears of the castle of Warder from Matthew Coltehurste, who failed to justify his refusal of it. Recognisance of William Huike, of London, "medicus" until Michaelmas next, to appear when called for and not to leave the realm (Signed). Letter to Sir Giles Strangwishe, Sir Thos. Trencharde, &c., to restore the vessel and goods of Stephen Long, captain of the pinnace of Saltashe, and release his mariners. Letter to the mayor of Exeter to let the town of Topsham have licence to buy 200 qr. of Bay salt landed there. Letter to Thomas James of Newport, who ignored the Lord Admiral's command to restore to Ant. Bonvixe, in the name of Ant. de Arbret, certain linen cloth and writing paper (mark given), to deliver the goods or their value to bearer, Peter de Villa Nova, or else repair up; also to mayor and aldermen of Southampton to see Ric. Penk make like restitution to Bonvixe. To mayor, &c., of Bristol, and officers of Mynnet to see restitution made of the Portuguese caravell Seint Peter, Peter Yanes, master, and her lading of rice, almonds and molasses (mark given), consigned to John de Aranda, taken by a ship of Mynnet owned by John Hille, John Dulyne, Wm. Aplom and John Capes. To John Luttrell, to deliver 70 bags of pepper (mark given) and also 15 bags of pepper, a chest with callicut cloth and a chest with raiment (mark given), claimed by Bart. Fortini for John Carlo delli Affettati and Lucas Giraldi, which Thomas Wyndham confesses to have taken out of a Portugal ship called the Jesus, master Ant. Fernandez, in her voyage towards Ligorne in Italy; and Wyndham should be further examined by the Council touching 5 more bags of pepper which the strangers said that he had taken. Warrant to Williams to repay Mr. Manne 19l. 10s. disbursed for transport of horses from Dover to the camp. Letter to Sir John Baker and the Chief Baron of the Exchequer to stay a process against —— (blank) for goods spoiled. To George Ryveley to restore the said goods, taken out of a hoy, or else appear. Letter (dated 27 May 38 Hen. VIII.) to all mayors, sheriffs, &c., to assist bearer, Pedro de Villa Nova, in apprehension of pirates and recovery of goods taken out of the Spanish ship Trinity, master John del Campo, which being laden by Ant. Bonvixi, Ant. de Mazuelo, Ant. de Guarras, and other strangers, was, in her voyage from Southampton towards Spain, sundry times spoiled by English adventurers to the amount of three parts of her lading.
29 May. 947. John Poletensis (fn. n6) to Anthony Bourchier.
R. O. Having in commendam a religious house called [Tyne]mouthe, Nthld., in the 12th year of the King's reign, I was sore sick and "trusted no longer to live," and therefore gave all my money, about 300l., to my brother Wm. Stonewell and my sister's sons, "and prayed them to cause a priest to say mass and other divine service for my soul in the church of Longedon." Thereupon they purchased certain lands in Longedon, Lichefyld, Edyall, Wodhowses, Barre and Huntyngdon, and assigned the rent to pay the priest's stipend; and afterwards willed me to build a house for myself in Longedon. And in the 20th "year regni Regis nunc" my brother William, Wm. Clarke, Thos. Bromwyche, and Thos. Recheford, "my said sister's sons," brought me in London a writing "to ascertain me what recompense they had made me for my said gift, and prayed me to seal it"; which I did, and delivered it to Clarke's brother Sir John Morres. Not long after, the said Sir John "to make himself a perpetuity" went to the King's commissioners and bound the lands to payment of first fruits as a chantry; whereupon "I rode to London and put him out of the said service." When, in the 33rd (sic) year of the King, the house of Pershore was dissolved, I bought the said lands of my said cousins, and enfeoffed all except my house in Longedon to the performance of my last will. Because parcel of the lands lies in Huntyngton, which town belongs to Edw. Lytulton who uses craft to get it, I have sent you my evidence with this token of 5 angels. Pershore, 29 May. Signed: "Yor orator John Poleten, pencionarye of the late monasterye of Pershor."
P. 1. Add.: "To the right worshipful Master Anthony Bouchier, auditor to the Queen's Grace, this letter with the box be delivered."
[29 May.] 948. James Lyndesay to ———.
R. O.
St. P., v. 560.
This Saturday betwixt 5 and 6 a.m. the Cardinal is slain in St. Andrew's castle by Normond Leslie. Leslie and three companions entered with the masons and workmen, James Melwin and three others followed feigning that they would speak with the Cardinal, and then came the young laird of Grange and eight with him "all in gear." The porter refused admittance till one of them struck him with a knife and cast him in the foss; and forthwith they "shot forth" all the workmen and the household men in the chambers, naked as they were, and closed the gate. The Cardinal was passing from his chamber to the "blokhouse heid" to enquire the cause of the din when he was met and slain by Normond Leslie and his company in the turnpike. All men in the place were put out except the Governor's son, his priest and servant, and the Cardinal's chamber child. The town bell rang, and the provost with 300 or 400 men came to the castle; and Leslie, from the wall head, "speerit what they desirit to see,—ane deid man?" And forthwith with a pair of sheets they hung the body over the wall by the arm and foot, "and bade the people see there their god." John of Douglas, of Edinburcht, Hew Douglas' heir, showed me this, who was at St. Andrews with Mr. John Douglas. "As [y]e think caus do ther efter; but at this tyme I consale [y]ou not Hwk wt trawale; for ye alteration wilbe grete in this realme. Bukton has forbiddin me to bring ye wright ellis (?) Wyer (other) novelles is nane heyr, bot I fynd Mr. James Foster and yame yt pertenis my lord Governor wuile content men. In this toun writyn this Satterday at midnycht."
P.S.—Sandy Drurnmond counsels you to come to my lord of Angus in Teintallon incontinent, for there "will be great disposition of benefices at this time." Despatched on Sunday (fn. n7) at 9 hours.
Sir, tarry not. I find few displeased at his death. Show yourself a wise man and you may profit.
Hol., pp. 2. Fly leaf with address lost.
29 May. 949. Lisle, Paget and Wotton to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 183.
Besides the doubts touching the receiving again of the inhabitants of Boullonnoys and the limits, of which we wrote to Mr. Petre, both we and Bernardo, having since travailed to get the French commissioners to leave out the article of restitution of the inhabitants and had divers assemblies for the penning of the points agreed upon, find the President and Secretary "so far out of square and so faced with sophistical devices" that we cannot agree. They would have the two millions considered as paid if they offer it and you accept it not. They would add to your covenant to deliver Boulloyn that you should deliver it in as good state, to their thinking, as it is in now; and, in the same article stipulate that if they break any of their covenants you must advertise them of it within six months, otherwise you might charge them with it seven years afterwards. The article which they require new made they put in such a fashion as you cannot well accept: for they would not only have the lay people restored but also the religious. And they so set it forth that it is "shame to hear them speak in it"; they would have the people take oath to you with reservation of their allegiance to the French king (instancing the restitution of the Emperor's subjects in the bailliwick of Heding). Finally they would have the treaty ratified both by writings and oaths. We are ashamed to write how unreasonable and inconsistant we have found them. When charged with their agreement to the articles we sent to both princes, they answer that, these were but capita and need esclarcissement. They will agree only that, the Emperor shall be comprehended in like sort as you were in his treaty with them.
This morning we sent Sr Francesco to know absolutely what they would do, and this afternoon came hither the President, Secretary and Monluc, who, after long disputing, have put the articles as in the copy herewith, substantially the same as those you sent hither except the article for the receiving of the inhabitants. At first we refused to put that in, but they required us to let your Majesty see it and said that you would not oppose it so much as we do; and, finally, they said that unless we put it in they would charge us before God and your Majesty with breaking off. They said they could see no danger to you in it, for no gentlemen and few other people would come, and those who came might be so used as to be glad to go away again; but to leave the article out were too much dishonesty to their master. Guisnes, 29 May, at midnight. Signed.
Pp. 5. Add. Endd. 1546.
R. O. 2. Some of the articles proposed by the French, numbered 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 16, 17 and 18.
No. 9 is almost the same as the 10th article of the treaty as concluded on the 7 June, save that May is spoken of as "hujus mensis Maii." 10 is the 11th article of the treaty. 11 is the 9th article of the treaty. 12 is the 12th article of the treaty, with a final clause permitting the French king's ships to use the port of Boulogne at all times free of all toll or exaction. 13 is practically the 13th article without the stipulation excepting moveables. 14 is the 14th article of the treaty. 15 (fn. n8) (which is not in the treaty) provides that, after the treaty has been published one month, owners of lands and other possessions, their heirs and representatives, may return to their properties in that portion of the county of Boulogne which is left in the King's hands, and peacefully reside there as before the last war, paying to the King of England the dues they used to pay to the French king and taking an oath to the King of England until the two millions are paid. 16 states that whereas the English commissioners have always asserted during this conference that their King would in nowise conclude this peace unless the Emperor, according to the form of the perpetual league between them, were comprehended, it is agreed that the Emperor be comprehended in the same words by which the King of England is comprehended in the treaty between the French king and Emperor at Crecy (sic) in the year 1544. 17 is the 16th article of the treaty, down to the word continetur. 18 states that the usual articles for confirmation and oath are to be inserted.
French, pp. 9. Endd.: The articles of the treaty delivered by the French commissioners.
29 May. 950. Lisle to Henry VIII.
R. O. When Francisco Bernard returned from your Majesty and found the French ambassadors and us "so far from the points that he left them," he much desired to speak with them, and this morning went to Ardres. He returned before dinner, saying that President Raymont, Bushtide and Monluck would be with us after dinner. They seemed wonderfully desirous to conclude, "saying that in all things they had descended to us, saving the leaving out of the inhabitants," which if their master might honestly do it they would not trouble you therewith. And they alleged that in their wars with the Emperor in Italy and elesewhere the winners of a country always received such of the inhabitants as would submit; and in the bailiwick of Hedding, although the castle is the French king's, the inhabitants remain the Emperor's subjects; you may impose such ordinances, say they, as you will, and forbid the keeping of weapons or harness, and you shall not be cumbered with a great number, for many "are dead in the misery of these wars, both wife, child and all," and many that yet live will not come. They requested us to send to you in that behalf; and gave as the reason why they did not mention it before that they never thought we would make difficulty therein.
Monluck delivered "gentle commendations from the French king unto me, saying that, upon hope that all things had been towards a good and perfect end, he brought a letter of request from the Dolphyn to your Majesty that your Highness would vouchsafe to make his daughter a Christian soul; the which letter he swore by his faith was penned by the French king his own hands, who said that his son should have none other secretary to you but himself. Further he saith that he had brought the King his master's commission to the Admiral of France for his coming to your Majesty with the ratification of the peace, seeming to be a sorrowful man to perceive the things so far from the purpose that he thought to have found it."
Albeit, in our common letter, we touch the first part of this, I signify it because the President himself declared the substance to me apart. Guisnez, 29 May, 38 Hen. VIII. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
29 May. 951. Lisle to Petre.
R. O. Upon your letters of the 23rd inst., by Mr. Paston, for the sending of the captain of the galley to the King, and making secret inquisition which ship first boarded her and who gave the first chase, I despatched a servant to see the captain delivered to Mr. Paston and wrote to my lord William to deliver "all such plate, money, chains, jewels and furnitures for the poop of the galley, with all other things belonging to the same," to Sir Thos. Clere and Wm. Brouke, by indenture. But, by a letter (herewith) from my servant (fn. n9) and another from Lord William, things have not been so honorably handled as I could have wished. I send two inventories, one by the captain of the galley touching his apparel and the other made by the lieutenant declaring the apparel, money and plate in the galley, by which those who "had any doing with the things" may be charged to produce what is lacking. Guisnes, 29 May 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
29 May. 952. Paget to Petre.
R. O. Prays him to help that this matter may be ended one way or another, for with care and disputing Paget is thoroughly "unquieted" and "this poor gentleman Sor Francisco" almost out of his wit. His coming is mainly to excuse himself to the King; and Petre should comfort him, "for men can do no more than they can."
Where we write that we send a form of the treaty (which the French commissioners charge us to send), we omit sending the first eight articles wherein they agree to the form sent from thence. Upon the 9th, 10th and 11th we agree if the King be so pleased. And the rest, if the 15th were out, seem to vary little from "the substance of the matters." All our "huckyng" is for the 15th, of which we make much and they little, they saying that the King will not be so earnest as we are therein, as he knows how to "temporise the use" of such as would come to inhabit (and few, they say, will come either of theirs or ours). "The matter lieth now a bleeding." It should be weighed well at home whether there is indeed such danger therein as at first appears. Professes his own resignation to God's will and the King's. Begs answer by bearer, who may be used to dissuade the Frenchmen from the 15th article if the King think it not to be accorded. Takes leave until he come himself, "either a man of peace or war." Guysnes, 29 May 1546, after midnight.
P.S.—Pray return the articles, for I have no copy. Advise my wife when to send my horses to Dover, and send me word thereof. "If we be revoked, my lord Admiral desireth, for sundry respects, to speak with his Majesty ere he go to the sea."
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.: * * Maii 1546.
29 May. 953. Wotton to Petre.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 187.
Has not written all this while because Paget has advertised proceedings; nor would write now but that he perceives Paget so busied. Describes how, among their controversies, maintained usque ad convicia with their friends the Frenchmen, the clause that this treaty observed and the two millions paid, Boleyn should be restored chafed not only Bouchetel "(who is soon chafed)" but President Remon and even the Admiral, the coldest of them all, and they baptised it as unreasonable and captious and indicating that restitution was never intended, finally requiring to have the clause struck out. They might be induced to let some of the principal articles to be "expressed" instead, such as that if they aid the Scots, make new fortifications, or fail to pay their money at the appointed terms, the King should not be bound to restore Boleyn; but Wotton thinks that the clause might as well be omitted, for "in any treaty frangenti fidem fides frangatur eidem, in what article so-ever it be." Neither are they pleased to comprehend the Emperor, nor are content with the article sent from the King therefor; but, with much ado, they offer that the Emperor shall be comprised in the same form as the King was comprised in last treaty between the Emperor and the French king. You may say that is what we require,—and indeed I would "pay the Emperor with the self coin that he hath forged;"—but it is not like the article the King sent us, for they affirm that "besides that that was delivered me for a true copy of the article, and afterwards was showed to my lords of Hereforde and "Wincester, sealed and signed," were these words, in effect, "as far as the league betwixt the King's Majesty and the Emperor were not derogatory nor prejudicial to the said league betwixt the Emperor and the French king." This these Frenchmen so constantly affirm that I doubt whether the Emperor's ministers have used their accustomed plainness in the delivery of the article to me. At my late being at Arde the French commissioners showed me the copy of a letter, deciphered, from the Chancellor of France containing the comprehension of the King in their treaty with the Emperor, with the clause they speak of, and an apostyle in the margin affirming these to be the very words of the treaty. I would pass the article as they require it, as now sent over to the King.
This peace taking effect, he is to accompany my lord Admiral into France; but, having had short warning to come hither, he has nothing necessary for such a journey, nor leisure to prepare, and therefore begs that, if his going be fully determined upon, he may have leisure to come home for a few days first. Since his last coming home, by reason of long sickness, he has never made reckoning with those who managed his private affairs in his absence. Thinks it will not be requisite to send any other with my lord Admiral thither until the French king sends an ambassador resident into England. Could not go straight hence in such a way as should be honorable to the King. Guisnes, 29 May 1546.
Hol., pp. 7. Add. Endd.
29 May. 954. Vaughan to Henry VIII.
R. O. The Fugger's factor being speechless by a palsey, Vaughan, since coming to Andwerp, has not been able to speak with him until the 29th inst., when he declared the King's wish to pay a great piece of the debt before the day, not doubting but that the Fugger would respite payment of the rest for as long after. He answered that the Fugger, having made a new contract to serve the Emperor with 400,000 crs. in the payments of the Synxson mart next, could not give any longer time for payment of the King's debt, and desired no anticipation of any part with any such condition for the rest. Talked with him to feel whether he would prolong payment of 50,000 or 60,000l. Fl. for six months, and finally found that he would not. Wherefore, seeing that the day of payment is 15 Aug. next, the sum very great, and neither Chr. Haller nor any other, upon such bonds as the Fugger took, willing to make any emprunture, some other way must be taken by the King and Council for payment of the debt. Haller, who in Lent last sued for performance of the promise to take 60,000 cr. of him, answers that certain of his "coparcioners," whose consent is necessary, are now in Lyons; and upon the obligation of London no one will emprunt any convenient sum towards so great a payment as is due to the Fugger.
Among merchants of Andwerp it is said that the Emperor returns shortly to the Low Countries. A merchant of Spain, named Fernando de Assa, has letters out of Spain signifying that the Duke of Medyna Sydonia and another great personage are at such enmity that many men have been slain. Andwerp, 29 May.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1546.
29 May. 955. Vaughan to Petre.
R. O. Mr. Dymok has written at length the cause of his imprisonment. Despatched a copy of the letter to Sir Edward Caern, the King's ambassador, praying him to sue to the Lady Regent for Dymok's delivery, and sends the original letter herewith to show the King and Council what baits they cast out for his servants.
In July next the King owes Barth. Compaigne 6,000l. Fl. Begs him to remind the Council of this, that they may send instructions for Vaughan's dealing with Compaigne's factor, seeing that, by obligation made in England, the debt is payable in valued money.
No more money will be emprunted upon the obligations of London until the sum owing to the Fugger is paid. Andwerp, 29 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1546.
29 May. 956. Vaughan to Petre.
R. O. Writes to the King the answer of the Fugger's factor, concerning Vaughan's charge from the Council, that he will neither prolong nor anticipate any of the money which the King owes him. Andwerp, 29 May.
P. 1. Add. Endd.. 1546.
30 May. 957. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 437.
Meeting at Greenwich, 30 May. Present: Chancellor, Great Master, Privy Seal, Essex, Durham, Winchester, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Petre. Business:—Warrants to the Exchequer and Augmentations, each for 3,000l., to Sir Ralph Warren, Sir Ric. Gresham, Sir John Gresham and Sir Rol. Hill, the money to be "made over by exchange." Warrant to treasurer of Tenths to deliver Robt. Legge, for marine affairs, 2,000l.
30 May. 958. [David Maitland] (fn. n10) to Wharton.
R. O.
St. P., v. 561.
I wrote by Adame of Glendwneng, who travels to Carlell with merchandise, directing the letter to John Thomsone, customer, on Friday, 28th inst. Now there is such news as never was before. The Cardinal is slain in Sanctandros on Saturday afternoon, 29th inst., by Normand Leislye and the laird of Grenge; and all things change. No mass or divine service is said in Edinburcht. The bp. of Caitnes is landed in Donbertane, 27th inst. The captain received him pleasantly, but remains master in the castle. The bp. has written to the Queen and Governor. There will be a new convention, and meanwhile I pass to Quodhelye, my lord Somerwellis place, "qha wyll be blythe off ye Cardenallis ded." By sending back the bearer you shall have the sooner news. In Edinburcht is now neither mass nor matins, but people all running wild. Edinburcht, 30 May, by yours, "Ze wait qha."
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: Mautland l're.
959. —— to [Wharton].
R. O.
St. P., v. 561.
"Rycht honorabell," on Friday (fn. n11) morning last the Master of Rothws has slain the cardinal of Schotland in his own castle of Sant Anderois, by treason, and has the Governor's son and heir with him there. My lord Maxwell had gotten his own house of Carlarok from the Governor, but as soon as "he" heard of the Cardinal's death he sent word to the captain not to give him it. There is a tryst between the lord of Loichenwer and earl of Cassellis on Friday next at Glasquhow. The bishop of Katnes is received into Dwnbratune with six men. ze wat quha.
Hol., p. 1. Not addressed. Endd.: Robgill l're.
30 May. 960. Hertford to Henry VIII.
R. O. Upon receipt of the letters of 26th inst. (fn. n12) gave the King's thanks to Lord Graye, his cousin Knyvet and others who served at last skirmish. As to fortifications at the little hill where the Almains were encamped and at the Black Nesse, has men working upon the former, although the ground seems not to serve the King's device, for it neither keeps the sandhills nor defends the haven. It was begun before receipt of the King's said letters. As for the other (at Blacknesse), never until now heard the King's pleasure therein, although both Mr. Lee and Rogers can testify that he desired to begin some fortification there. They both said that the King meant to fortify inland, and afterwards upon the coast. Has begun a fortification there in such sort as not to empeach the conclusion of the peace. Has just received the Council's letter signifying that, by letters of the Lord Admiral and Mr. Paget, the French commissioners proceed not so directly as was hoped, and reminding him that he has left but a small number upon the hill where Sir Anthony Browne encamped and should reinforce them. In case the treaty of peace take not effect, will, if he may have money and victuals for the army, and 1,000 fresh men to replace those lost by sickness, provide for the surety of all the King's pieces, and then remove to the camp at Bulloyn where the Almains are. Had been there already but that the foul weather has impeded the works. If the enemy had the ground at the Master of the Horse's camp they might keep Bulloyne and all the pieces there from wood, pasture and hay. Begs the King to command the speedy sending of victuals to Bulloyne, where there is not above one month's supply. New Haven in Bullonoys, 30 May 1546.
P.S.—Is informed that the power of the enemies increases daily. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.
31 May. 961. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 437.
Meeting at Greenwich, 31 May. Present: Chancellor, Privy Seal, [Essex, Durham, Winchester, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Petre]. Business:—Letter to Sir Wm. Godolgham and the captain of St. Michael's Mount, enclosing supplication of Nic. Goethems, merchant of Antwerp, touching spoil of the ship Santa Dulphy, master Garret Willingson, by Robert Bruse, one of Sir Thomas Seymour's captains, and again by Ric. Goodale of Pensaunte in Mountes Bay, to send up Goodale and arrest his ship and goods. Like letters to the Earl of Bathe and Sir Hugh Pollard to send up the captain and master of Seymour's ship. Letters (marked as cancelled) to —— (blank) for delivery to bearer of sugar and wines taken from a hulk of Balthezar de Ahedo and Tylman van Kersell and landed at Ilfordecombe by Richard Crey. Thomas Wyndham had letters to the mayor of Bristol for release of Gascon wines which he sold to Arthur Winter and which were stayed upon the general "restraint of venturers' goods," 6l. 13s. 4d. for every tun thereof to be deposited in the mayor's hands. John Bruscoo of Caston, Cumb., suing for James Lynsey, Scot, prisoner to his brother Robert Bruscoo who was killed in the King's service, had letters to the Lord Warden of the West Marches either to deliver the prisoner, whose ransom should be a good relief to the children of the said Robert, or else advertise objections. Michael de la Sarte, Spaniard, had letters to mayor, &c., of Exeter for assistance in his search for certain sacks of wool spoiled from him by the captain of Wm. Holland's ship of Dartmouth. Warrant to treasurer of the Tenths to pay Wm. Aldersey, for Wm. Godeman, alderman of Chester, 30l disbursed by him for the despatch of the bp. of Catnes, and for himself 20s. Letter to Sir Ric. Egecombe to send up Wm. Serle and Ric. Lambert of Saltashe. Warrant to Carew for 2,000l. to Mr. Legge for marine causes (entry marked "vacat"); also for 30l. to Henry Stapleton for the earl of Oxford, disbursed for coats (at 4s.) and conduct of soldiers. Letter of thanks to the Earl and those of the country, reminding him "that the old ordinary for seamen's coats were only 2s. the piece."
May. 962. The Privy Council to Vaughan.
R. O. The King understands by your letters of the 25th inst. (altered from "of May") that because the Fuggers' factor has been sick ever since your coming to Andwarpe you have opened "the secrecies and end of your commission" unto Jasper Duche. Albeit you have doubtless done so upon substantial considerations, yet, as this manner of proceeding varies much from your instructions at your departing hence, we fear that the opening of your whole charge to Jasper Duche, a man who works all things for his own commodity, shall rather hinder than further the success of your journey. But, knowing your experience in these affairs, we doubt not but that you have wisely foreseen how to compass the matter to the King's contentment. As for the money to be paid there by our merchants, the bills of exchange are to be sent you out of hand, for which you shall indent with the bringer; and thereupon you shall receive the money, and, as soon as you have 8,000l. or 10,000l., "begyn to make ondelayd payment, by meannes whereof yow may have as long day after the day of payment for the somoch as yow shall now prevent the payment beforehand."
Draft corrected by Petre, pp. 3. Endd.: M. to Mr. Vaughan, —— (blank) Maii 1546.
May. 963. Documents Signed by Stamp.
R. O. Abridgment of bills, etc., which the King caused "me, William Clerc," to stamp, at sundry places and times, between 22 April and 81 May 38 Hen. VIII., in the presence of Sir Anthony Dennye, knight, and Mr. John Gate, esquire.
1. Sir Henry Knyvett. Wardship of Katharine. Mabel and Constance Lewkenour. (fn. n13) G. 30 May.
2. Duchess of Suffolk. Wardship of Henry duke of Suffolk. (fn. n13)
3. Lord Privy Seal. Wardship of John Burlace. (fn. n13) G. 21 Oct.
4. Secretary Peter. Wardship of John Eiston. (fn. n13) G. 21 June.
5. George Vyncent. Wardship of George Purfraye. (fn. n13) G. 13 Nov.
6. Sir Giles Strangewaies. Wardship of John Bisshopp. (fn. n13) G. 10 July.
7. James Foxe. Wardship of James Westhorpp. (fn. n13) G. undated.
8. John Bill. Wardship of Thomas Rotheram. (fn. n13) G. 22 May.
9. William Pope. Wardship of Roger Blacbage. (fn. n13)
10. Sir Wm. Gascon, jun. Wardship of Matth. Redmayn. (fn. n13) G. 19 June.
11. Robt. Kenwarde. Wardship of Wm. Pipe. (fn. n13) G. 20 May.
12. Sir Ric. Riche. Wardship of Robert Burgoyn. (fn. n13)
13. Paul Gresham. Wardship of Barth. Page. (fn. n13) G. 6 Nov.
14. Paul Gresham. Wardship of Thos. Harrys. (fn. n13)
15. Wm. Holcrofte. Wardship of Ric. Woode. (fn. n13)
16. Sir John Gage. Wardship of Edw. Jenynges. (fn. n13)
17. Agnes Curteis. Wardship of Thos. Curteis, her son. (fn. n13) G. 26 Nov.
18. Thos. Morris. Wardship of Ric. Raynolde. (fn. n13)
19. Robt. Penruddock. Wardship of Eliz. Kirkbye. (fn. n13) G 11 June.
20. Leonard Stubbs. Wardship of John Warde. (fn. n13) G. 16 Jan.
21. Executors of Mr. Sewester. Wardship of Cuthb. Smyth. (fn. n13) G. 22 May.
22. Lord Wharton. Wardship of Ric. Musgrave. (fn. n13) G. 12 June.
23. John Hopkyns. Wardship of Thos. Bunburie. (fn. n13) G. 2 Sept.
24. Wm. Tooke. Wardship of Alice Ratclif. (fn. n13)
25. Lord Wharton. Wardship of Hen. Curweyn (fn. n13)
26. Wm. Ketill. Wardship of Ralph Leftwiche.
27. Lord Lisle. Wardship of Marg. Whorwoode. (fn. n13)
28. Wm. Portman. Wardship of Steph. Tristram. (fn. n13) G. 28 Nov.
29. John Wikes. Wardship of Thos. Lane. (fn. n13) G. 5 Nov.
30. John Browne. Custody and tuition of Katharine Vasey, of Cambridge, widow, being lunatic, and of her lands, goods and chattels. (fn. n13)
31. Lord Lisle. Purchase. Subscribed by the Chancellor of the Augmentations. G. 1 May.
32. "Edward Partriche, John Stringwell and Henry Chamberlain to have gunners' rooms, which served by appointment, being now vacant," each with 6d. a day for life. Subscribed by Mr. Seymour.
33. Mark Braunche, Thos. Shefforde, Thos. Rogeis and Gilbert Sergjeaunt. To be gunners. Subscr. by Mr. Seymour. G. 16 May.
34. James Stumpp. Office. At suit of Mr. Seymour. G. 25 May.
35. Anthony Dawbeney. To be a yeoman waiter in the Tower vice Michael Tyrrell. At suit of Sir Henry Knyvett.
36. A warrant for an exchange of lands between Sir William Harbert and the colleges of Wynchester and Thorneton.
37. Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for "apparel and necessaries for my lady Elizabeth her Grace."
38. Richard Tyrrell. Annuity. Subscr. by Chanc. of Augm. A. ii. 20 May.
39. "A warrant to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster to pay a yearly stipend of 40l. to John Madewe, whom your Majesty hath named to be reader of the divinity lecture in Cambridge. Preferred by Mr. Dennye."
40. "Robert Weston, bachelor at law, to be associate with Dr. Storie in reading of the civil lecture in Oxforde. At the commendation of the Chancellor and others, principals of that University."
41. "Whereas the bishop of Yorke did give to your Majesty, to the use and behoof of the late Duke of Suffolk, the advowson of St. Sepulchre's Chape beside Yorke, your Highness granteth the same to one Cuthbert Horsley, according to the intent and bequest of the said Duke. At the suit of the Duchess of Suffolk." G. 18 May.
42. John Glyn. Presentation. At suit of Mr. Henneage. G. 1 May.
43. Thomas Parker of London and Joan his wife. Lease for 51 years of Northlache manor, Glouc, at 20l. rent At suit of Mr. Bouchier. Subscr. by Chanc. of Augmentations.
44. "The stewardship of the manors of St. Beedes and Calder, in Cumberland, with the fee of 4 mks. by year, which office Doctor Leigh had, for William Leigh, his brother, during his life."
45. Percival Paulxston. Pardon. At suit of Sir Henry Knyvett. G. 28 April.
46. "Miles of th'Ewrie. Office. At the suit of Mr. Harman." G. 9 May.
47. Bishop of Bangor. Licence. Subscr. by the Master of the Horse. G. 20 June.
48. Richard Johnson, one of the keepers of Waltham Forest, to have 2d. a day in augmentation of his fee. Preferred by Mr. Gate.
49. "Richard Copley and Richard Lane, trumpeters, to have that wages of 16d. by the day between them, during their lives, which William Neweman had. Preferred by Mr. Raynesforde."
50. Thomas Tymewell. Fee. Subscr. by Mr. Vicechamberlain. G. 5 May.
51. Nic. Randall. Lease. Examined by Mr. Moyle. At suit of Mr. Henneage. G. 14 May.
52. Sir Gawyne Carewe. Lease. Subscr. by Chanc. of Augm. A. ii. 17 May.
53. Thos. Medgate, of the Guard. Fee. Subscr. by Mr. Vicechamberlain. G. 16 May.
54. "Thomas Baker to be an almoseman at Westminster, being now vacant in a room there, At the suite of Mr. Dennye."
55. My lord Great Master and others. Commission. G. 9 May.
56. "Thomas Kislingburie and Roland Todd to be overseers of partridges and pheasants within the lordships of Barnett, Hadley, etc., and have the wages of 4d. by the day, either of them, during their lives. At the suit of Mr. Seymour."
57. Sir Francis Bryan. Lease. Subscr. by Chanc. of Augm. A. ii 30 April.
58. Sir Wm. Gotholhan. Office. At his own suit. G. 16 May.
59. Nic. Arnolde. Grant. Subscr. by Chanc. of Augm. G. 18 June.
60. "A letter to the dean and prebendaries of St. Stephyns in Westminster to grant the keeping of Westminster clock to Bastyan, clockmaker, and let him have a patent thereof with the old fee of 10l. by year. Preferred by Mr. Gate.'
61. A letter to the bishop, dean and chapter of Exeter to lease the manor of Penryn Forein and Mynster, Cornw., to John Killigrewe, captain of the castle of Pendynas. At suit of Sir Henry Knyvett and Mr. Hobbye.
62. John Wollesley, the Queen's chaplain. Presentation. At suit of Mr. Henneage. G. 28 April.
63. A letter to the bishop, dean and chapter of Exeter to lease the manor of Bishops Nymites, in Devonshire, to Sir Hugh Pollarde. At suit of Mr. Henneage.
64. A letter to the president and fellows of Magdalen College in Oxford to lease, or 30 years, a farm called St. John's in Barkeley to Edw. Chamberlain. At suit of Sir Henry Knyvett.
65. John Awberie. Office. Examined by Mr. Hare. G. 1 May.
66. John Perpoint, of the Guard, to have the preferment of a copyhold called Brookes, parcel of the manor of Orleton, Heref., when it shall "fall." Subscr. by Mr. Vicechamberlain.
67. John Barloo. Non-residence. At suit of Sir Ralph Sadeler. G. 28 April.
68. John Boole, confessor of your Majesty's household. Presentation. At suit of the officers of the Household. G. 5 May.
69. William Slack, to have a room of yeoman waiter in the Tower when it shall fall. At suit of Mr. Webbe, gentleman usher to the Queen.
70. John Perkyns, to have a like room. At suit of Mr. Harman and Mr. Sympson, barbers.
71. "The moiety of a forfeiture, being 20l., for John Champion and Oliver Tatham, of the Guard. Subscribed by Mr. Vicechamberlain."
72. Gloucester Cathedral. Exchange. Subscr. by Chancellor of Augmentations. G. 21 May.
73. Edw. Butlar. Licence. Subscr. by my lord Admiral. G. 11 July.
74. Arthur Kellens, musician. Annuity. Preferred by Mr. Meawtys. G. 28 June.
75. The parsonage of Flampstede, Linc., dioc, resigned by Edward Leighton, for William Saxey, your Majesty's chaplain. At suit of Mr. Henneage.
76. "The dean and chapter of Carliell to have a recompense of lands in reversion, to the value of 14l. 13s. 4d. by year, for parcel of their dotation appointed otherwise." Subscr. by Chanc. of Augm. G. 15 Jan.
77. Mrs. Aylesburie. Office. Preferred by Mr. Harman and Mr Vyncent. A. i. 4 May.
78. Cuthbert Hutton. Lease. Subscr. by Mr. Southwell. At suit of Mr. Henneage. G. 2 May.
79. "A prebend in Rochester resigned by Robert Johnson for Edward Culpeper, clerk. At the suit of Sir Thomas Cawerden."
80. Thos. Philipps. Office. At suit of Mr. Cawerden. G. 7 May.
81. "William Wood, a shipmaster, to have the fee of the Crown." At suit of my lord Admiral. Preferred by Mr. Cawerden.
82. David Vyncent. Office. G. 24 May.
83. "A warrant for six score oaks out of Endevile Chace for the buildings at Westminster. Preferred by Mr. Dennye."
84. "A letter to the bishop, dean and chapter of Lincoln to grant a lease to Charles Sutton, esquire, of a certain pasture called Haddo in Lincolnshire."
85. Wm. Strete. Office. At suit of Sir Ph. Hobbye. G. 5 May.
86. "A warrant to the Great Wardrobe to deliver stuff for saddles and other necessaries for my lady Elizabeth's stable."
87. Warrant to Sir John Williams for 1,000l. delivered to Sir Thomas Henneage, the 1st April inst., for your Majesty's use.
88. Wm. and John Thynne. Office. At suit of the earl of Hertford. G. 6 May.
89. "William Patenson, the groom porter's man, to have the room of an almoseman in Westminster upon the next vacation. At the suit of Mr. Seintbarbe."
90. Richard Hoone. Lease in reversion of ground "on the backsyde of London called the Gravell Pittes of Holbourn." At suit of Mr. Henneage. A. ii. 4 June.
91. "A warrant for velvet for your Majesty's 'palme' after the accustomed order. At the suit of the serjeant of the Vestrie."
92. Ant. Butlar and John Petitt. Purchase. Subscr. by Chanc. of Augm. G. 4 June.
93. Wages of 4d. a day, during pleasure, "for Richard Sawforde who hath taken vermin in your Highness' parks of Marybon and Hyde these two years." Preferred by Mr. Dennye.
94. Thomas Geminus, "ingraver." Annuity of 10l. during pleasure. Preferred by Mr. Dennye.
95. Stephen Medcalf and John Hall, trumpeters, to have each 8d. a day for life.
96. Duchess of Suffolk. Licence. G. 18 May.
97. —— (blank) Baldewyne. Non-residence. At the lady Mary's suit. G. 28 April.
98. The Earl of Arundel. Office which Sir John Jenynges had. Subscr. by Chanc. of Augm. A. i. 25 May.
99. Carmerthen. Incorporation. Preferred by my lord Chancellor. G. 16 May.
100. Thos. Cavalcant and others. Discharge. Subscr. by lord Chancellor, G. 28 April.
101. John Hassall. Office. Subscr. by 1. Chancellor. G. 28 April.
102. George Willoughbie. Office. Subsc. by 1. Chancellor G. 28 April.
103. Thomas Bromeley. Office. Subscr. by 1. Chancellor. G. 28 April.
104. "A letter of thanks to my lord Wyndesour for his consent to the marriage between Sir Peter Meawtys and his daughter."
105. Doctor Dalison. Presentation. At suit of Mr. Henneage. G. 5 May.
106. Wm. Strete. Office for which a like bill was "signed the 24th of this month which is cancelled" (see above § 85).
107. "The instructions for my lord of Hertford, my lord Admiral, Mr. Paget and Mr. Wotton." (fn. n14)
108. "The commission for my lord of Hertford, &c." (fn. n14)
109. "A warrant for the diets of Mr. Wotton." (fn. n14)
110. "A letter to the Regent of Flaunders." (fn. n14)
111. "The Commission for Mr. Carne and Mr. Reede." (fn. n14)
112. "A warrant for the diets of Mr. Reede." (fn. n14)
113. "A letter to the Earl Bothewell." (fn. n14)
114. "A letter to the Duke of Pomerlande." (fn. n14)
115. Maurice Griffith. Prebend. G. 28 April, (fn. n14)
116. "Sir Thomas Henneage's book signed in four sundry places, that is to say twice for all his receipts and twice for all his payments, for your Majesty's affairs, in the months of January. February and March last passed. Examined by Mr. Bristowe."
117. "The commission for the bishop of London and Doctor Maie." (fn. n14)
118. Commission for delivery of the great seal of Ireland to Thomas Cusake. G. 1 May. (fn. n14)
119. Commission for sales of lands. Preferred by Chancellor of Augm, G. 7. May.
120. Commission to the Dean of the Chapel, etc., to appoint almsmen. Pref. by Chanc. of Augm. G. 7 May.
121. "A discharge to Sir Edmonde Peckham, cofferer, for 505l. 6s. 1d. delivered to your Majesty's own hands. Preferred by Mr. Gate."
122. John Rowlande, of the Robes. Office. G. 23 June.
123. "A warrant to Sir Rauf. Sadeler for certain coats and stuff for captains, petty captains, horsemen and footmen, delivered out of the Great Wardrobe against your Majesty's going against Boloigne."
124. A letter to the president and fellows of Magdalen College in Oxford to grant a 50 years' lease of a farm called Westecote, Warw., to Sir Thomas Cawerden.
125. A bill for Morice Eton, of the Guard, of 5l growing of the fine of an escape in Wales. (fn. n15)
126. Warrant to the Court of Wards for discharge of 48l. 6s. 3d. "taxed upon the head of Elizabeth Basforth, widow, late wife of Thomas Basforth. slain in Scotland." (fn. n15)
127. "A pardon for Mathewe app Evan Gough of Wales signed with the hands of my lord President and Sir Robert Towneshende (fn. n15)
128. "A. bill for Jeffrey Bromefelde, of Wales, gentleman usher, of the gift of the bailiwick of Savoy. (fn. n15)
129. "A bill for John Stanbanke, yeoman harbinger, and Thomas Foster, one of the spaniel keepers, of the gift of 18l. 13s. 4d. of a certain forfeiture in the port of London." (fn. n15)
130. "A bill for Robert Bucker and William Studley, yeomen waiters in the Tower, of the gift of the bailiwick of Eastesmythfelde." (fn. n15)
131. Robert Gibson. Pardon. G. 15 May. (fn. n15)
132. William Newton, clk Non-residence, G. 24 May.
133-6. Edward Burghall, Ralph Boydon, Henry Wyfolde and William Eaton to be beadmen at Worcester (2), Rochester and Cambridge, respectively. (fn. n15)
137. Robert Damme. Office. G. 19 May. (fn. n15)
138. Richard Uvedale. Office. Subscr. by my lord Great Master. A. i. 11 May.
139-40. Letters to Duke of Mecklingburgh and Count de Buren (fn. n14)
141. "The lords of the Council's commission for sale of lands." (fn. n14) G. 13 May.
142. Serjeant Porteman to be one of the Justices. G. 14 May. (fn. n14)
143. Serjeant Harries to be one of your Highness' serjeants at law. G. 14 May. (fn. n14)
144. Richard Gotherick. Office. Subscr. by my lord Great Master. G. 14 May
145. Commission for the Contribution. Subscr. by lord Chancellor G. 16 May.
146. "A letter to the mayor and aldermen of London to grant a reversion of the keeping of Blakewell Hall in London, which Olyve. one of your Majesty's surgesn hath, to Clement Paston, gentleman pensioner. At the suit of Sir Thomas Paston, knight, his brother."
147. "A letter of commendations of Johannes Paulus Fortibrachius repairing now into Italic." (fn. n14)
148. "A commission for Sir Thomas Seymour, master of the Ordnances, to deliver ordnance artillery and munition for war from time to time by his discretion. At his own suit."
149. Warrant to the Great Wardrobe for apparel for my Lady Mary, against Whitsuntide.
150. Like warrant "for saddle for her Grace's own person." Examined by Mr. Hales.
151. Like warrant for apparel for my lady Elizabeth. Exam, by Mr. Hales.
152. Like warrant "for stuff and necessaries for the removing wardrobe of beds." Subscr. by my lord Great Master.
153. Letter to the Dean and Chapter of Westminster in favour of Mr. Vicechamberlain for a 31 years' lease of their manor of Belsers, At suit of Mr. Henneage.
154. A further request to the president and fellows of Magdalen College, Oxford, on behalf of Sir Thos. Cawerden for Westecote. At his own suit. (See § 124 above).
155. "An exhibition of 6l. 13s. 4d. by year, during your Majesty's pleasure, for Nicholas Stewarde, a boy. Subscribed by the Earl of Essex."
156. "A passport for the same Nicholas Stewarde and his uncle, repairing into the parts beyond the seas to study." Subscr. by Essex.
157. "The moiety of divers forfeitures amounting together to 28l. 13s. 1d. for John Blome, John Downesley and John Irelande, officers of the Chaundrie, and Richard Lewes of th'Ewrye. At the suit of Mr. Seintbarbe and Mr. Harman."
158. Commission to Sadeler and Southwell to take the account of Thomas Chamberlain. (fn. n14) G, 4 June.
159. "A letter to the Lord Justice of Ireland to invest the earl of Thomound's chaplain in the bishopric of Lauonen' in Ireland." (fn. n14)
160. A letter to the president and fellows of Magdalene College to grant their farm of Sombourne in lease to John Bekensau." (fn. n14)
161. Thomas Horseley. Office. G. 4 June. (fn. n14)
162. Nicholas Talonde. Pardon. G. 14 June. (fn. n14)
Parchment roll of three membranes, signed at the end W. Clerc.
964. Pole to Francis I.
Poli Epp.,
iv. 30.
v., No. 386.
Deferred thanking Francis for his letters so full of piety to God and this holy Synod, awaiting the arrival of the Ambassadors he was sending; but as they seem to have been delayed, the Legates feel bound now to express the gratitude of the whole Council, as appeared when his letters were read to them, who, strengthened by the favor of such a King in these miserable times, trust he will persevere and send his Ambassadors now. They commend highly his piety in endeavouring to convert remote nations to Christianity, and respond cordially to his commendation of the three learned religious men who brought his letters. [From Trent.]
965. Sadolet to Florentius Volusenus.
Sadoleti Epp.
Fam., iii. 433.
I was glad to see him who brought your letters and to show him the value I set on your commendation. I have always regarded you as one who felt rightly in these religious dissensions, and felt bound to answer your request for counsel what line to take when you are in your own country (cum in patria tua constiteris) where you write that there are great disputes. (fn. n16) God permits the Church to be disquieted by the turbulence of men, that the faith and constancy of good men may be proved; and at this time every good man should protect and defend the Church with all his power. It would be not mere imprudence but madness to follow those who desert the Church and molest it. Neither the corrupt morals of the clergy nor any other cause can excuse their disturbing the peace. Nor do I think you require counsel from me; but as you have asked how to conduct yourself in your own country, I urge you to follow the footsteps of our ancestors, observe the decrees of the Church and use your best efforts to keep those with whom you live true to the Faith. Rome, 1546.
966. Inhabitants of Henley in Arden to [Henry VIII.]
R. O. Petition setting forth that their parish church is a mile from the town and a brook flows between. Petitioned Edw. IV. and Henry VI. and got licence to build and endow a chapel in the town. Now, by an act of the 37th year of the Kings reign, this chapel is in the King's hands. Beg that it be not dissolved; for if the brook were overflowed the sick might die without the sacraments and the dead could not be taken to the church for burial, "a very pestiferous and infectious thing." Moreover the town is an important market (distance from neighbouring towns given). When the inhabitants are at church their houses may be robbed, or burnt "by the negligence of servants or other; and also, which is most of all, their children may be in the danger of the mills streams which runneth through the midst of your said town."
Parchment, p. 1.
967. College of Manchester.
Harl. MS.
604, f. 82.
B. M.
Statement of the grounds of the bp. of Chester's petition, which is (1) that if the college of M[anchester] shall stand he may be warden there, and dismiss the present warden with a pension; for the country thereabouts is populous and destitute of preachers, and the bishop has within his large diocese no house but that at Chester. Or else (2) if the King will dissolve or alter the college, that the Bishop may have the house and lands in exchange for other lands of equal value. He thinks he must maintain there (where are almost 6,000 houseling people) a vicar at 10l. a year and four curates at 8l., five singing men called clerks at 6l. 12s. 4d., four choristers at 3l. 6s. 8d., a preacher at 20l., a schoolmaster for song who shall also "play on the organs" at 10l., butler, cook, baker, brewer and porter at 5l. 6s. 8d. each; besides which, repairs, singing bread, wine, wax, linen and other necessaries will cost 12l. 12s., and reprise to lord Le Warr and to the ordinary and archdeacon 4l. 11s. 1d. Total 162l. 9s. 9d. The college was surveyed in the "book of tenths" at 213l. 10s. 11d, and is now surveyed to 235l. 10s. 7d., which is 73l. 0s. 10d. above the said charges.
For this, and other lands worth 11l. 13s. 7½ d., the Bishop will exchange his manor of Weston, Derb., retaining the patronage of the churches of Weston, Aston and Morley. Details of the commodities of the manor of Weston, which is inconveniently situated for the Bishop, being so far from his diocese. He desires the King's favour the rather because of his pains and charges of late in the "commission for the survey of colleges, free chapels, chantries and other."
Paper roll of 4 large leaves written on one side only.
968. Matthew Parker to the Queen's Council.
Corresp., 31.
Has of late improved the state of the Queen's college of Stoke in Suffolk, committed to his trust, and resisted suits for surrender accompanied with the assurance of present benefit and a liberal pension to himself; but now, perceiving its continuance to be in danger and not to be stayed by him, he desires them to consult therein in time. The rent is but 300l.; mostly spiritual. The Queen's tenants round about it are refreshed with alms and daily hospitality and instructed in God's word, while their children are taught in grammar, singing and playing, with other suitable exercises by sundry teachers, "the number of which scholars with other honorable and worshipful children amount * * *." The Queen being patroness, her Council and tenants are there entertained at the survey without any cost to her. Signifies these things that they may suggest something to the Queen for a suit to the King. Has himself declared them to the Queen.
969. The King's Court.
Vesp. C. xiv.,
B. M.
"The ordinary to be accustomed to be lodged within the King's Majesty's house." (fn. n17)
The Council Chamber. The lord of Canterbury, Lord Chancellor, Lord of Norfolk, Lord Privy Seal, Lord of Hertford, Lord Chamberlain, Lord of Essex, Lord Admiral, the lord of Winchester, the Lord of Durham, the Master of the Horses, the Vicechamberlain, Mr. Secretaries Paget and Petre, Mr. Ritche, Mr. Chancellor of the Tenths, Mr. Sadleyr, the bp. of Westminster, Mr. Wootton.
The Privy Chamber. Mr. Hennege, Mr. Denny, Mr. Carden, Mr. Gates, the lord Herbert, Mr. Harbert, Mr. Darsy, Mr. Seymour, Mr. Bryan, Mr. Knevet, Mr. Long, Mr. Speke, Mr. Paston, Mr. Belingham, Mr. Mewtas, Mr. Sellinger, Mr. Hobbey, Mr. Barkley. The Grooms:—Mr. Edmundes, Mr. Philipp. The Robes:—Mr. Owen, Mr. Cromer. Officers of the Chamber:—The treasurer of the Chamber, Mr. Hayre. Squires of the Body:—the four gentlemen ushers, the poticary. the Surgeons, the groom porter, the wardrobe of the beds, the master Cook.
The Household. The lord Great Master, Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Comptroller, Mr. Cofferer, Mr. Thynn, Mr. Weldon, Mr. Gage, Mr. Shelley, Mr. Sutton, Mr. Pakenham, Mr. Birkes, Mr. Curson, Mr. Brycket, Mr. Warde, Mr. Wentfoorth, Mr. Darrell (The last twelve bracketed two and two). The Countinghouse, the Jouelhouse, the Seller, the Buttry, the Pantry, the Ewry, the Chaundrey, the Confecc, the Picherhouse, the Wavery, the Squillery, the Clerks of the Council and Signet, the Singers.
II. "The Queen's ordinary accustomed to be lodged within the King's Majesty's house."
The lady Mary's grace, the lady Elizabeth's grace; the ladies Margaret, Frances and Eleanor, the ladies of Suffolk and Arundel; ladies Lane, Tyrwit and Carowe: the maids; the lady Kempe; the Queen's lord Chamberlain, Vice-Chamberlain, robes, physicians and gentlemen ushers; Mr. Webbe; the Queen's wardrobe of beds, groom porter and pages; the lady Mary's robes.
III. The ladies ordinary and extraordinary attendant at the Court."
Ordinary:—My lady Mary's grace, my lady Elizabeth's grace, my lady Margaret Dowglas, my lady Frances, my lady Elinoure, the duchess of Suffolk, the Countess of Arundell; the ladies Wrethesley, Harbert, Lane, Tyrghwhet and Kempe. The Queen's Highness' maids. Ladies of the Household lodged within the house with their husbands:—The Countess of Harforde, the lady Lisle viscountess, ladies St. John's, Russell, Anne Grey, Wingfield, Denney, Paget, Knevet, Longe, Hennage, Barkeley, Carden, and Pastone.
Ladies of the Household extraordinary, attendant at this time:—My lady Anne of Cleaves' grace, the duchess of Richemounde, the countess of Oxford, the Countess of Sussex, the lady Haworde wife to the lord William, the ladies Fewater, Latymer, Clynton, Tailebuse, Baynton and Kingestone.
In modern hand, pp. 4. The whole list is in one column.
R. O. 2. "The increase of charges in the Household since the receiving of the King's book of the ordinary of his most honorable household."
"The Queen's breakfast per annum by estimation, 70l."; and a collection of about seventy decrees and intimations of the appointment of persons (named) to wages or diets in the Household. Most of them are dated but the dates are very untrustworthy. They are in no chronological order and range between the years 1589 and 1546. The following are the names of the persons affected by them:—Queen [Katharine Parr] and her maids, the abp. of Canterbury (6 Nov. 34 Hen. VIII., when present in Court in the absence of the lord Great Master, etc., to be served in the Council Chamber "although there be none other lords to accompany him,") the captain of the 50 gentlemen; Edm. Harmon, Philip and the children in their keeping; Jas. Hills and his fellow gentlemen singers; "a marquis and earl and a bp. being attendant in the Court" (Greenwich, 15 June 36 H. VIII.); officers of the wood yard and almoners; the lord Great Chamberlain, children of the Squillery and Pastry, children of the Kitchen and turnbroches the surgeons, the Wardrobe of Beds, Scullery and Bakehouse; the two Secretaries (including Mr. Sadler), the chancellor of Augmentations (Riche), bp. of Westminster; chancellor of the Tenths, Sir Peter Mewtas; lady Kenpe (?) to have bouche of Court as a knight's wife, Westminster, 27 Jan. 35 Hen. VIII), the Almoners, two surgeons; Mr. Honnyng and Mr. Maison, clerks of the Council; gentlemen ushers of the Privy Chamber; the Under Marshal; gentlemen, yeoman, &c., attending the Court on duty and in sickness; board wages on duty and in sickness of the Cofferer, masters of the Household, clerks of the Green Cloth, clerk comptroller, and clerks of the Spicery and Kitchen: gentlemen and others of the Chapel, bread bearer; the 18 minstrels, 16 trumpets and 4 children of the Leash; hampermen: the captain, lieutenant, standard bearer, clerk of the check, and harbinger of the 50 gentlemen; three gentlemen pensioners above the number of the fifty, Mr. Wellesborne, gentleman of the Privy Chamber; two clerks of the Closet, two clerks of the Green Cloth, eight yeomen of the Guard beyond the ordinary twenty-four; 4 yeoman ushers of the Chamber; Wm. Johnson, messenger of the Household; the yeomen of the Store; officers of the Squillery and Woodyard, Walter Earle; Anne Harris, the King's laundress (orders taken with her detailed); the Cofferer's clerk; Sir Thos. Carden; purveyors of ale and beer (orders detailed) and purveyors of wheat, butcher meat, poultry (for Wm. Gurley, order taken 13 March 23 (sic) Hen. VIII. and lists of prices fixed 27 March 36 Hen. VIII., and, by agreement with the Pulters Company of London, 3 April 33 Hen. VIII., etc.), supply and prices of fish, and coals.
In a modern hand, pp. 32. Printed in "A Collection of Ordinances" (Soc. of Antiquaries, Lond. 1790, 4o) p. 208.
R. O. 3. Detailed list of numbers and kinds of the King's horses, viz. 30 coursers, 8 young horses, 4 Barbary horses, 8 stallions, 12 hobbyes and geldings, 2 moyles, 23 moylettes, 1 male horse, 3 bottle horses, 1 stalkin horse, 1 packhorse, 7 sompters and bosage horses, 5 horses for "the close carriage of ye Robes," and 10 belonging to the master of the Horse, Mr. Parker, Mr. Jacques de Garnardo and Mr. Avenor.
ii. Estimate of the yearly cost of litter, provender and shoeing of the same.
iii Numbers of horses belonging to officers of the Household, viz. the groom of the Stoole, Mr. Penison, Mr. Stannop, Mr. Dudley, Mr. Audley, the clerk of the Averie and others, and the following "riders," Thomas Oagle, Alex. de Bollonia, Alex. Gynger, Hanniball Marshall, Lancelot Sacker, Leonard Story, and Chr. Errington.
iv. Estimate for litter, &c. for these.
v. Details of "board wages and other allowances" to officers of the Stable and Avery.
vi. An order for the rule of the Stable headed "The King's highness hath appointed the charge of his stable to be ordered in manner and form following." The rules include a monthly account to the Great Master of the Household.
Modern copy, pp. 14. Printed in "A Collection of Ordinances" (Soc. of Antiquaries, Lond. 1790) p. 200.
R. O. 4. Henry VIII. to the Justices.
Understanding that their officers and clerks of both benches are exempt by ancient custom out of all "empannells," and that the head officers and clerks of his Household were likewise privileged until of late some of them have been returned in "impannells"; commands that henceforth if the sheriff of Kent or any other sheriff so return any head officer or clerk of the Household such officer or clerk shall be discharged and a sufficient person put in his place. Richmont, 4 Oct. 33 Hen. VIII. (fn. n18)
Modern copy, pp. 2. Subscribed: "To our trusty and right well beloved the chief justices of both our benches and to all other their fellow justices of the same."
970. Grants in May 1546.
1. John viscount Lisle, K.G., Great Admiral of England and Lady Joan his wife. Grant, in fee to Lord Lisle, for his services against the French and Scots by land and sea, and for 1,000l. paid by him to the King's own hands, and 6l. 13s. 4d. paid to the treasurer of Augmentations, of the house, site, etc., of the late hospital of St. John of Jerusalem near Clerkenwell, Midd., three gardens and an orchard with a pond therein within the said site, to the east and north of the priory, the church and churchyard of the priory, the house (with garden) called le Supprior's Lodging in tenure of John Mableston, clk., the house called the Scole House adjoining it, the Greate Courte and the Litle Courte lying on the south of the chief mansion of the priory, the Turcopliers garden adjoining the Supprior's garden, le Woodeyarde, le Slaughterhouse, le Plommers house, le Woodhouse, le Launders and le Countynghouse and all other buildings, gardens, &c., within the said site, the garden called le Porters garden to the south of the Countynghouse, the buildings covered with lead called le Gatehouse, and all the enclosing walls between the highway leading towards Iseldon on the east and the close called Bocherclose alias Butclose on the West and between the highway leading towards Clerkenwell on the north and the garden of Ric. Broke, the stable and garden of Maurice Denys, the lane called Seynt John's Lane and the tenement and another garden of the said Maurice Denys on the south; except lead, timber, glass and iron, and all the bells and buildings of the said church of the said hospital. Also grant of all aqueducts leading to the said hospital and the leaden pipes therein and the wells from which the water is drawn. Also the close called Bocher close alias Butclose, in tenure of Sir Hen. Knevitt, in Trelmelstrete alias Turmelstrete in Clerkenwell parish, to the west of the site of the said priory. Annual value of all the premises 30l. Del. Westm., 1 May 38 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by North, Bacon and Duke). Pat. p. 1, m. 9.
2. John Glyn, M.A. Presentation to the vicarage of Lewysham, Rochester dioc., void by resignation of John Crayford, S.T.P. Greenwich, 25 April 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 1 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
3. William Aubray, and John Aubray, groom of lez Crosbowes, his brother. To be, jointly, officer and bailiff of the lordship or manor of Canforde, Dors., keeper of the manor and all the King's lands in Canforde Magna and Canforde Parva and of the great park there and the little park called Lee Parke there, and the hunt of deer, and keeper of the chace called Canforde Launde; with 5d. a day; and to have the fishery of the water of Stower there at the rent accustomed. On surrender of pat. 20 Sept. 28 Hen. VIII. granting the office to the said Wm., then yeoman of lez Crosbowes. Greenwich, 25 April 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 1 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
4. Sir Thomas Cuysake. master of the Rolls in Ireland. To be keeper of the Great Seal during the absence of Sir John Alen. Lord Chancellor there, whom the King has resolved to call to his presence for a consultation with others touching the order and state of that realm. Addressed to Sir Wm. Brabazon, Lord Justice, Sir John Alen, Lord Chancellor, and all the King's Councillors and subjects of the realm of Ireland. Del. Greenwich, 1 May 38 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 16.
5. Richard Towneley of Dutton, Lanc., and Henry Boys of Ribchester, Lanc. Pardon of outlawry pronounced against them at the suit of Robt. Holt. executor of Oliver Holt of Assheworth. alias "my faythfull and true executour Robert, my sonne," for a debt of 100l.; they having now surrendered to the Fleet prison, as certified by Sir Edw. Mountagu, chief justice. Westm., 2 May. Pat. 38 Hen. VIII., p. 10, m. 36.
6. Cuthbert Hutton, one of the sewers of the Chamber. Lease of the manor of Higham Bempsted in the parish of Waltham Stowe, Essex, for 21 years from the expiration of a lease made 28 Feb. 28 Hen. VIII., by Giles Heron, lately attainted, to Sir Wm. Holies; at 16l. 30s. rent. Greenwich, 27 April 38 Hen. VIII. Del Greenwich, 2 May.—P.S.
7. John Eldar, the King's servant. Licence to export 200 dickers of tanned leather, bides or backs. Greenwich, 20 April 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 4 May 38 Hen. VIII.—P.S. French Roll 38 Hen. VIII., m. 4 (dated 5 May). In English.
8. John Hall, late of Croydon, Surr., tailor. Pardon for highway robbery at Croydon on 4 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII;, about 8 p.m., from Thos. Bothe, servant to Sir Thomas Cawarden, of 32s. belonging to the said Sir Thomas; with restitution of goods. Greenwich, 4 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 4 May.—P.S.
9. Rog. Dalyson, S.T.P. Presentation to the parish church of Laysbye, Lincoln dioc., void by death and in the King's gift pro hac vice by grant of Thos. Grymston. Greenwich, 30 April 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 5 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
10. John Boole, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Grayngham, Lincoln dioc., now void and in the King's gift by the minority of —— (blank) Sutton. Greenwich, 30 April 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 5 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 29.
11. Wm. Strete. To be woodward of Asshewoode within the lordship of Leomystre, parcel of the possessions of the late abbey of Redyng, vice Sir Ph. Hobby, of the Privy Chamber, resigned. The preamble states that the office was given to Hobby by Hugh abbot of Redyng, 25 March 29 Hen. VIII., having previously been held by Robt. Brothat and Alice Robyns, widow. Greenwich, 28 April 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 5 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 27.
12. Thos. Tymewell, a yeoman of the Guard. Fee of the Crown of 6d. a day from Mich. last, vice John Willesdon, dec. Greenwich, 2 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 5 May.—P.S.
13. William Thynne, one of the Masters of the Household, and John Thynne, his nephew. Offices, in survivorship, of general receiver of all lands, parcel of the earldom of March, or parcel of that earldom called "le Erle of Marches landes," or which belonged to Richard late duke of York and earl of March, or parcel of the earldom of March lying in the counties of Hereford and Salop and in Wigmore and Wigmoresland, Radnour and Maleneth with their members, Clyfford. Glosebury and Wynfreton and Ewyas Lacy in the marches of Wales; and keeper of Gateley park in Wigmoresland and woods adjoining it up to one mile (from?) the lordship of Crofte (usque ad unum miliare dominio de Crofte existentium). In reversion after Sir Edward Crofte who now holds the offices by pat. 28 June 8 Hen. VIII. With fees and allowances stated. Greenwich, 2 May 38 Hen.VIII. Del. Greenwich, 6 May.—P S. Pat. p. 1, m. 6.
14. Sir Wm. Paulet lord St. John, Sir Ralph Sadleir, Sir Richard Riche, Sir Edward Northe, chancellor of Augmentations, and Sir Richard Southwell, one of the General Surveyors, Commission (superseding that of 3 Dec. 36 Hen VIII. to St. John, Riche, Northe, Sir Ric. and Sir Bob. Southwell and Baker) to sell Crown lands, and rents reserved upon grants of such lands since 27 Hen. VIII., the money arising therefrom to be paid to the treasurer of Augmentations. Provided that all monastic lands sold by virtue of this Commission (except houses to which no lands save gardens, etc., pertain, and except manors and other lands worth not more than 40s. yearly, and except rents reserved by the name of tenth or otherwise in any grant) shall be held by knight's service and a yearly rent, stated in the letters patent, payable in the Augmentations; and houses to which no lands pertain, and lands not worth, in any entire manor, parsonage or other yearly profit, above 40s., shall be holden in free burgage or by fealty only, and not in capite. All other lands which have come to the Crown by attainder or other forfeiture or by exchange or otherwise (except houses to which no lands pertain and lands not worth above 40s. yearly) shall be sold as to be held in capite by knight's service without any yearly rent reserved (provided that they are certified by the auditors as not, in any one entire profit, exceeding the yearly value of 100 mks. and not parcel of any entire manor, grange or other profit exceeding that sum) except the said yearly rents heretofore reserved. The certificate of the auditors and officer of woods in whose office the lands lie is to be accepted, the price of the lands is to be rehearsed in the letters patent, and the Commissioners are not to sell any honours, castles, manors or houses which the King keeps for his common resort, nor any parks, forests or chases belonging to such. The Commissioners shall not meddle with any exchange or mere gift, or gift and sale mixed, or gift and exchange mixed, or exchange and sale mixed, concerning possessions in the survey of the Augmentations; nor with any gift or gift and sale mixed concerning possessions within the survey of the General Surveyors; but all such shall remain to be concluded by the chancellor and council of the Augmentations or the General Surveyors. The attorney general, attorney of Augmentations, solicitor general, attorney of the Duchy of Lancaster, attornies of the courts of General Surveyors, Wards and Liveries and First Fruits and Tenths, Solicitor of Augmentations and Clerk of the Council of the Augmentations, shall prepare the bills, etc., which shall be signed by two of them at least, Del. Greenwich, 7 May 38 Hen. VIII—S.B. (signed by Duke). Pat. p. 1, m. 14. In English.
15. Thomas Philipps. To be clerk of the King's tents, hales and pavilions, and of his revels and masks and masking garments, with 8d. a day, and 24s. a year for livery, and a house within the precinct of the late Friars Preachers in London. Greenwich, 4 May 38 Hen. VIII Del. Greenwich, 7 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 16.
16. Thomas bp. of Westminster, dean of the Chapel, Nicholas bp. of Worcester, Almoner, George bp. of Chichester, almoner to the Queen, and Sir Edward Northe, chancellor of Augmentations, and their successors in these offices of dean, almoner and chancellor. To have the appointment of the poor, aged and impotent persons whose living by alms is or shall be provided for by the foundations of such cathedrals and colleges as the King has founded or shall found; the King having no leisure to attend to such matters. Del. Greenwich. 7 May 38 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 29d.
17. Thos. Moyle alias Myles. yeoman of the Ewery for the King's mouth. To be receiver of all the lands within the lordship of Ruthen alias Differencloid and receiver of the said lordship in Wales; in reversion after Robert Griffith who now holds the office for life by pat. 3 April 14 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 1 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 9 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 31. (Cancelled because surrendered 23 Jan. 3 Edw. VI. for a pension of 20l.)
18. Sir Wm. Pawlet, K.G., lord Seint John and Lord Great Master, Sir Ralph Sadler, Sir Richard Riche, Sir John Baker, Sir Richard Sowthwell and Sir Thomas Pope. Commission to survey the King's jewels and plate. The preamble states that Sir John Williams, master and treasurer of the Jewels, has not been "perfectly charged" because no survey has been taken since the time of Sir Thomas lord Cromwell, attainted, who held that office.
The Commissioners are to survey, not only the jewels and plate in the said office not delivered out by Cromwell by the King's warrant, as apparent in the books of the said office called the books of Infra and Extra, but also all that has been in the keeping of Sir John Williams since his entry into the office, having respect to all which has come to the King's hands out of any monastery, priory, cathedral church, college, hospital or other religious house, or the houses of persons attainted, or by other means; and also all money coming of the coinage of plate delivered to Sir Martin Bowes, then master of the Mint, and other goldsmiths, and afterwards redelivered to Sir John Williams in ready money. Further, they shall survey all jewels and plate delivered by Sir John Williams by indenture to the officers of the King's household, the household of the Prince and other of the King's children and of the lady Anne Cleve or to any other. They shall also examine and determine the accounts of Sir John Williams and of Sir Anthony Rous, late master and treasurer of the Jewels, for the time during which he exercised that office, and shall deliver these accounts together with the said jewels and plate into the custody of Anthony Awcher, whom the King has appointed to the said office of master and treasurer of his plate and jewels. Del. Greenwich. 9 May 38 Hen. VIII—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 30. In English.
19. Lord Chancellor Wryothesley, William earl of Essex, Lord Russell, Privy Seal, Stephen bp. of Winchester, Sir John Gage, chancellor of the Duchy. Sir Ant. Browne, Sir Wm. Paget and Sir Wm. Petre. Commission (superseding that of 22 June 37 Hen. VIII., which rehearsed another of 3 Dec., 36 Hen. VIII.) to Essex, Russell, Winchester, Browne, Paget and Petre to sign bills presented by St. John, Sir Ralph Sadleir, Sir Ric. Riche, Sir Edw. Northe and Sir Ric. Southwell, who are authorised by a commission dated the —— (blank) day of —— (blank) to sell Crown lands, and bills passed by the Chancellor and Court of Augmentations concerning mere gifts, gift and sale mixed, etc; and the bills so signed shall be sufficient warrant to the said Chancellor of England and clerks of Chancery and to the chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and clerks of that court to seal the same with the Great Seal or seal of the Duchy This commission to remain in force until otherwise ordered; and the Lord Chancellor to deliver duplicates of it under the Great Seal to each of the commissioners and others concerned. Del. Greenwich, 13 May 38 Henry VIII.—S.B. (Counter-signed by Wriothesley. St. John, Tunstall, Gardiner, Gage and Richard Duke). Pat. p. 3, m. 27d. In English.
20. John Lloid, one of the sewers of the Chamber. Lease (by advice of Southwell and Moyle, general surveyors) of all the King's lands in the commotes of Kearnollan and Kydwelly, co. Carm., two meadows on either side of Kermerden bridge in the commote of Kydwelly, and the profits of the courts there, parcel of the possessions of Ric. ap Gruff., attainted; with reservations, for 21 years from Michaelmas next; at 49l. 9s. 0¾d. rent and 4l. 9s. 7d. increase, and the payment also of 45s. 4¼d yearly to the bailiff of the lands in Kydwelly, parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster, and 51s 8d. to the bailiff of the lands in Kaernollan, parcel of that Duchy, and 11s. 10½d. to the King's bailiff of Kydwelly "pro commorthe." Westm., 11 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 14 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 30.
21. William Porteman, King's sergeant at law. To be one of the justices of King's Bench. Del. Westm., 14 May 38 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Countersigned by Wriothesley.) Pat. p. 3, m. 26.
22. John Harrys. To be one of the King's Serjeants at law. Del. Westm., 14 May 38 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Countersigned by Wriothesley.) Pat. p. 5, m. 52 (dated 13 May).
23. Richard Goodericke. To be attorney of the Court of Wards and Liveries vice John Sewister, dec. Westm., 12 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 14 May.—P.S. (cancelled). Pat. p. 8, m. 42 (marked as cancelled because surrendered 9 Jan. 38 Hen. VIII).
24. Nic. Randall, the King's servant. Grant of the manor or lordship of Tybest alias Tybesta, Cornw., with all appurtenances except wardships; for 21 years from Michaelmas next; at 36l. 4s. 1¾ d. rent; vice John Tregyan, dec., who held the premises by pat. 25 April 20 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 6 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 14 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 8. m. 44.
25. Robert Gibson, late of London, or of Wakefeld. Yorks., tinker or labourer. Pardon for stealing, on 24 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII., in the parish of St. Sepulchre without Newgate, ward of Faryngdon without London, a brass pan worth 5s. 4d., the property of Nic. Gaston, pewterer. Del. Westm., 15 May.—S B. Pat. p. 10, m. 18 (dated 5 May).
26. Stephen Vaughan, the King's servant. Grant, in fee, for his services, of messuages, etc. (specified) in London, which, by pat. 22 Dec. 32 Hen. VIII., were granted to him and Margaret, then his wife, in tail male. Westm., 13 (altered from 16) April 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Grenewyche, 16 May "anno subscripto."—P.S. (Injured.) Pat. 37 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 25.
27. Mark Braunche, Thos. Sheforde, Thos. Bogeys and Gilb. Sergeant, gunners. To be gunners in the Tower of London, Braunche with 8d. a day vice Hen. Savager dec., and the others with 6d. vice Hugh Goge, dec., Ric. John, dec., and John Wright, dec., respectively. Greenwich. 4 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 5. m. 3.
28. Sir William Gotholhan, the King's servant. To be controller of the coinage of tin in cos. Cornw. and Devon and keeper of the gaol of Lostewithiell, Cornw., vice John Gotholhan, resigned, who held these offices by pat. 16 March 11 Hen. VIII. Westm., 10 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 16 May.-P.S, Pat, p. 8, m, 38,
29. Thomas Medgate, a yeoman usher of the Chamber. Fee of the Crown of 6d. a day, vice Ph. Wylde, dec., from 13 Jan. last. Greenwich, 3 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 16 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 41.
30. Town of Kaermerthen in South Wales. Grant of liberties. The town to be a free borough, John Jenyns being hereby appointed mayor, and Jas. Williams, John Goodall, David Rice, David ap David, Thos. Hancock, Griffith Williams, Edw. Rede, Ric. ap Jevan, Ric. ap Henry, Thos. Pontayne, Hoell ap David, David John, David Pountayne, Maurice Pontayne, Rice Dd. Lln., Thos. Davy, Dd. ap John, David ap Harry, Griffith ap Johans and Hoell Harry, burgesses of the same, and the mayor and burgesses to be a body corporate and have a common seal for transaction of affairs of the borough. Among the provisions are election by the mayor and burgesses of a Common Council of 20 citizens, election of mayor annually at Michaelmas and of recorder, town clerk, sword bearer and two Serjeants of the mace whenever necessary. There are to be four annual fairs, viz. on the days of St. Peter ad Vincula, St. Michael, 3 Nov., and the Decollation of St. John Baptist, and the eves of these days, and three markets weekly on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The mayor and burgesses to equip such number of men to serve in war as the King or his successors may appoint. Old Kaermerthen, which belonged to the late priory there, to be separated from Derblys hundred and annexed to the borough, the names New and Old being abolished. A fee farm of 30l. 18d. to be paid yearly to the Exchequer. Greenwich, 28 April 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 16 May.—S.B. (Much injured). Pat. p. 8, m. 50 (dated 17 May).
31. The Contribution Commission to persons not named to assess a loving contribution to be given by the King's subjects of the county of — (blank) towards their, defence against the French king. Del. Westm., 16 May 38 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (Countersigned by Wriothesley.)
32. The Contribution. Commissions to assessors, viz.:—
Beds —John lord Mordaunt, Sir Fras. Bryan, Sir John Seyntjohn, and Ric. Luke, one of the barons of the Exchequer.
Bucks.—J. bp. of Lincoln, Wm. lord Wyndesore, Sir Robt Dormer, and Hen. Bradshawe, attorney general.
Berks.—Sir Humph. Forster, Sir Wm. Essex, Thos. Weldon and Thos. Vachell.
Cornw.—Sir Hugh Trevanyon, Sir Wm. Godolphyn, Thos, Seyntabyn and John Millyngton.
Camb.—T. bp. of Ely, Sir Robt. Payton, Sir Giles Alyngton and Thos. Chicheley.
Chesh.—J. bp. of Chester, Sir Hen. Delves, Sir John Holford and Sir Edw. Fytton.
Derb.—Fras. earl of Shrewsbury, Sir Wm. Basset, Sir Jas. Fuljambe and Sir Geo. Gresley.
Devon.—John earl of Bath, Sir Thos. Dennys, Sir Ric. Eggecombe and Sir Hugh Pollard.
Dors.—Sir John Pawlet, Sir Giles Strangwisshe, Sir Thos. Trenchard, Sir Thos. Arundell and Sir John Horsey.
Essex.—John earl of Oxford, Sir Ric. Riche, Sir John Smyth and John Wentworth.
Glouc.—J. bp. of Gloucester, Sir Nic. Poyntz, Sir Ant. Hungerford and Sir Ant. Kyngeston.
Hunts.—Sir Laur. Taylard. Thos. Hall, Robt. ap Rice and Oliver Leder.
Herts.—Henry lord Morley, Sir Ralph Sadlier, Sir Hen. Parker and Sir John Peryent.
Heref.—J. bp. of Hereford, Sir Jas. Baskervile, Sir Ric. Vaughan, John Skyddemoure and Stephen ap Harry.
Kent.—Sir Thos. Cheyny, Sir John Baker, Sir Ric. Longe and Sir Thos. Moyle
Kesteven, co. Linc.—Sir Robt. Hussey, Sir John Thymolby, Augustine Porter and Ric. Ogle.
Lyndesey, co. Linc.—Sir Robt. Tyrrewhit, jun., Sir Wm. Skipwith, Sir Wm. Willoughby and Sir Fras. Ascue.
Holland, co. Linc.—Sir John Cuppledyke, John Hennage, Nic. Robertson and Thos. Holland.
Leic.—Henry marquis of Dorset, Francis earl of Huntyngton, Gregory lord Crumwell and Thos. Nevell.
Lanc.—Edward earl of Derby, Thos. lord Mountegle, Sir Alex. Ratclif and Sir Ric. Haughton.
Midd.—Sir Rog. Cholmeley, Robt. Chidley, Wm. Staunford and Hen. Whitreason.
Northt.—J. bp, of Peterborough, Wm. lord Parre of Horton, Sir Edw. Mountague and Sir Thos. Tresham.
Norf.—Thomas duke of Norfolk, treasurer of England, Henry earl of Surrey, Henry earl of Sussex, Sir Rog. Townesend and Sir Wm. Paston.
Notts.—Sir Brian Stapleton, Sir John Byron, Sir John Markeham, and Sir Gervaise Clyfton.
Oxon.—R. bp. of Oxford. Sir John Williams, Sir Wm. Barantyne and Wm. Fermoure.
Surrey.—Sir Thomas Hennage, Sir Thos. Pope, Sir Chr. More and Sir Matth. Broun.
Staff.—Walter lord Ferrers, Sir John Gifford, Sir Ph. Draycot and Edw. Lytleton.
Hants.—Sir Wm. Poulet lord Seynt John, great master and steward of the Household, Sir Ric. Lyster, Thos. White and John Kyngesmyll.
Suff.—Thos. lord Wentworth, Thos. lord Burgh, Sir Thos. Jermyn and Sir Wm. Drury.
Soms — W. bp. of Bath and Wells, Sir Thos. Speke, Sir John Seyntlowe and Wm. Portman, justice of King's Bench.
Suss.—Henry earl of Arundell G. bp. of Chichester, Thomas lord La Warr, Sir Wm. Shelley and John Sakevile.
Wilts.—J. bp. of Salisbury, Sir Hen. Longe, Sir Wm. Herbert, John Erneley Chas. Bulkeley.
Warw.—Geo. Throkmerton, Sir Fulk Grevile,Sir Ric. Catesby and Reg. Dygby.
Rutl.—Edw. Sapcote, Kenelm Dygby, Andrew Nowell and Fras. Makworth.
Salop—R. bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, —— (blank space for other names.)
Like commissions for the Estrithing, Northrything and Westrithing, without names of commissioners, sent to the lord president of the Council in the North.
Like commissions for cos. Worc., Pemb., Denbigh, [Flynt?], Merioneth, Mountgomery, Carnervan, Monmouth, Radnor, Glamorgan, Cardigan, Breknok, Carmerthen and Anglesey, without names of commissioners, were sent to the lord president of the Council in the Marches of Wales.
Like commissions are made for the households of the King, Queen, Prince and Lady Anne of Cleves.
Westm., 16 May. Pat. 38 Hen. VIII., p. 13, m. 47d.
33. The Contribution. Commission to Sir Martin Bowes, mayor of London. Lord Chancellor Wriothesley, Lord St. John, Lord Russell, the bps. of Winchester and Durham, the aldermen and the recorder, as assessors for London and its suburbs. [Westm., 16 May]. Pat. 38 Hen. VIII., p. 13, m. 48d.
34. Cuthbert Horseley. Grant of the next advowson of the sacristary or mastership of the chapel called the Holy Sepulchre's or St. Mary and the Holy Angels beside York Cathedral, in the King's gift by grant of Edward late abp. of York, made 4 April, 1544, and confirmed by the dean and chapter. Del. Greenwich, 18 May 38 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 5, m. 49.
35. Lady Katheryne duchess dowager of Suffolk. Licence to retain 40 persons in her livery besides household servants. Del. Greenwich, 18 May 38 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 5. m. 52. In English.
36. Sir Roger Fenwike. Livery of lands as kinsman and heir of John Fenwike, viz., son of John Fenwike, esquire, son of Sir John Fenwike, dec., Del. Westm., 18 May 38 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by St. John, Hynde and Sewster). Pat. p. 7, m. 40.
37. Thomas Pakyngton. Livery of lands as kinsman and heir of Sir John Baldewyn, late chief justice of Common Pleas, viz., s. and h. of Robert Pakyngton and Agnes his wife, one of the daughters and co-heirs of the said Sir John. Del. Westm., 18 May 38 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by St. John, Hynde and Sewster). Pat. p. 7, m. 51.
38. Ralph Standysshe, of London. Lease, by advice of Southwell and Moyle, General Surveyors, of the lordships and manors of Longdondale and Motram in Langdondale alias Longdondale, Chesh., and a messuage within the said lordship (sic) late of Ric. Carlyll, or in his tenure, and a messuage with a mill adjoining it in tenure of Wm. Wolley in Longdondale, which premises belonged to Sir William Stanley, attainted; with reservations; for 21 years from Mich. next; at 48l. 7s. 8d. rent; the tenant to be released from yearly payments of 26s. 8d. to the bailiff there, 100s. to the steward, 23s. 4d. to the auditor, and all other payments except the above rent and 13s. 4d. yearly to the lordship of Hawton and Maxfelde. parcel of the Duchy of Lancaster. Greenwich, 15 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 May.—P.S. Pat p. 8. m. 43.
39. Robert Thurston. Lease, by advice of Southwell and Moyle, of the site of Skipsey castle with the land (8 ac.) adjoining, as enclosed with a great bank on the West and a ditch or little river on the east, lying to the west of the town and church of Skipsey, Yorks.; a windmill within the town and lordship of Skipsey, at the north side of the town; and a moiety of the hawking and fishing within the lordship of Holderness, parcel of lands called Buckinghamslandes which belonged to Edward duke of Buckingham, attainted; for 21 years from Michaelmas next. Westm., 19 May Pat. 38 Hen. VIII., p. 8, m. 4.
40. Robert Damme, a yeoman of the Crown. To be bailiff and collector of the revenues within the borough of Redyng. Berks, which belonged to the late mon. there and are in the King's hand by the attainder of Hugh Coke, late abbot of Redyng. Greenwich, 15 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 May — P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 40.
41. Edward earl of Hertford. Grant in fee, for his services and for 1,000 mks. paid to the King's own hands and 2,000 mks. to the treasurer of Augmentations, of the whole late college of Oterye St. Mary, alias St. Mary of Otery, Devon, the lordship and manor and the hundred of Otery St. Mary, the lordship and manor of Wynford Ryvers, Soms., the inn called Blosoms Inne alias Blosonis (?) Inne in London, the rectories and advowsons of the vicarages of Iplepen. Ilsyngton and Northam. Devon, a pension of 5s. yearly from the late mon. of Rewley, Oxon. tithes in the parish of Otery St. Mary, and all other possessions of the said college in Otery St. Mary. Forde, Iplepen, Chellesworthy, Hollesworthy, Ilsyngton and Northam, Devon, and elsewhere.
Except the parish church of Otery St. Mary and the church of the said late College with their churchyards and steeple, the chapel called Our Lady Chapell in Otery St. Mary, the vestry, cloisters and the chapter house, and all lead and bells thereon; also except the buildings called lez Vycars House, lez Secondaries House, lez Querersters House and le Scole House; which premises thus excepted have been granted to the four governors of the goods of the church of Otery St. Mary. Also except the household plate and church plate, ornaments and vestments both of the parish church and the late college.
Also grant of the rectories of Bradnynche and Southmolton, Devon, in the King's hands by surrender of —— and ——(blank), rectors of the same.
With all issues of the premises which belonged to the College from the date of its dissolution, and of the rectories of Bradnynche and Southmolton since Michaelmas last.
Also licence to appoint vicars, in place of rectors, in the said churches of Bradnynche and Southmolton with annual pensions of 11l. 6s. 8d. each. Hampton Court, 22 Jan., 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 May 38 Hen. VIII—P.S. Pat. 37 (sic) Hen VIII., p. 1, m. 26.
42. Robert Kenwarde. Custody of two tenements called Bridges and Jervys in Yealding and Hunton alias Huntyngton, Kent, in the King's hands by the minority of Wm. Pixe, brother and next heir of Ric Pixe, dec.; with wardship and marriage of the heir. Westm., 13 May 38 Hen. VIII.—Del. Westm., 20 May.—P. S. Pat. p. 4, m. 26.
43. Cecilia late the wffe of John Pasmere, dec., of Swytton, Devon. Annuity of 40s. out of lands in Monkes Seale, Pasmere Hayes, Brethom. Bothom and Halberton, Devon, in the King's hands by the minority of Dennis Pasmere, s and h. of the said John; with wardship and marriage of the heir. Westm., 13 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 20.
44. Sir John Rogers and Katharine his wife. Grant, in fee to the said Sir John, for 513l. 13s. 9d, of the lordship and manor of Ebryngton alias Eberton alias Iberton, Dors., the advowson of the rectory there and the wood called Parke woode Coppice (25 ac.) there.—Henry marquis of Exeter, attainted. Del., Westm., 20 May 38 Hen. VIII. — S. B. (signed by Russell, Gardiner, North, Sir Ric. Southwell, Sir Robert Southwell, Bacon and Duke). Pat. p. 9, m. 43.
45. Sir Richard Page and Henry Herdson of London. Fiat for their appointment as comptrollers of the King's customs and subsidies in the port of London. Headed 12 April 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 May 38 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Norfolk, as treasurer, with certificate by Alex. Chapman of security found in the Exchequer).
46. John Brisco, the King's servant. Annuity of 8l. 8s. 9d out of lands in Crofton, Dundrawa, Whynney and Carliell and elsewhere, Yorks. (sic), in the King's hands by the minority of John Brisco, s. and h. of Robt, Brisco, dec.; with wardship and marriage of the heir. Westm., 13 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 4, m. 26.
47. John Carre, the King's servant. Grant, in fee, for his services and for 189l., of 8 messuages and lands in tenure of Robt., Edm., Thos. (sen. and jun.), and Ant. Reye, Jas. Masselyne and Robt. Redhed in Horton, Nthld., the grange called Horton Grange there and all lands in Horton which belonged to Newmynster mon.; except advowsons. Westm., 21 April. Pat. 38 Hen. VIII., p. 8, m. 34.
48. Gloucester Cathedral. Grant in frankalmoign to the dean and chapter (in exchange for the manors of Lynkynholte and Lytleton, Hants., the wood called Westwoode (60 ac.) in Lynkynholte, the manor and farm of Walloppe, Hants, in tenure of Wm. lord Sandys, etc., surrendered by them by their charter dated 20 May, 37 Hen. VIII., and for the whole decay of value of the lands with which the King endowed them) of the manor of Tullwell alias Tullwell Courte, co. city of Gloucester, and pasture called le Hyde in St. Oswald's parish, Gloucester, and all other lands leased with the said manor to John à Deane and Anne his wife.—St. Oswald's priory beside Gloucester. Westm., 13 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm, 21 May.—P.S. Pat. p 8, m 48.
49. Elizabeth, widow and executrix of John Sewster, attorney of the Court of Wards, dec., John Bill and John Harding, other executors of the said Sewster. Annuity of 17l. 15s. 3d. from the manor of Nunstaynton, Yorks. (sic), in the King's hands by the minority of Cuthbert Smythe, s. and h. of George Smyth, dec., with wardship and marriage of the heir. Greenwich, 17 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. 22 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 4.
50. John Bill. Annuity of 10l. out of the manors of Kempston and Houghton Conquest, Beds, in the King's hands by the minority of Thos. Rotheram, s. and h. of Thos. Rotheram, dec., and which Alice, widow of the said Thos. Rotheram, holds by way of jointure; with wardship and marriage of the heir. Greenwich, 17 May, 38 Hen. VIII. Del. 22 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 2.
51. William Newton, clk., archd. of Norfolk and rector of Great Massyngham, Norf. Licence of non-residence for all benefices. Greenwich, 15 May, 38 Hen. VIII. Del Westm., 24 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 8. m. 43.
52. David Vincent, one of the grooms of the Privy Chamber. To be steward of the lordship and manor of Kennyngton. Surr., void by the death of Sir Richard Cholmeley and Sir John Daunce, with fees from Michaelmas last. Del, Greenwich, 24 May.—P.S. Pat p. 8, m. 43 (cancelled with note that he surrendered the patent 30 Nov. 1 and 2 Ph. and Mary.)
53. James Stumpe, the King's servant. Confirmation of a grant made to him by the Queen Consort Katharine of the office of parker or keeper of her park called Litle Vasterne, Wilts, with the herbage and pannage, browse and windfalls there in, and usual profits, and also 2d. a day out of the lordship of Wotton Basset; and grant of the same for life after the death of the said Queen Consort. Greenwich, 18 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich 25 May.—P.S. Pat p. 8, m, 41.
54. Sir William Herbert, a gentleman of the Privy Chamber. To be keeper of Ockeley park, Salop, vice Mich. Fitton, dec.; with 2d. a day out of the lordship of Staunton Lacie, and the herbage and pannage of the said park Greenwich, 18 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 25 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 41.
55. Richard Boyse. Lease, by advice of Southwell and Moyle General Surveyors, of the grange within the manor of Thymblebye. Linc. lands (extent given) late in tenure of Robert Watson and now of the said Richard, parcel of the said manor, now in the King's hands by the attainder of Ric Harryson, late abbot of Kyrkested; with reservations; for 21 years from Mich. next; at 9l. 13s. 4d. rent. The said Richard undertakes to erect a mansion or house 40ft. long and 18ft. wide. Greenwich, 18 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Greenwich, 26 May.—P. S Pat. p. 8, m. 44.
56. Sir Nicholas Wentworth. Grant, in fee (for certain lands in Torcester, Ntht., sold to the Crown, and for 18l. 13s. 4d.) of the manor and lordship of Lyllyngston Lovell alias Lylenston Lovell, Oxon, and the wood called Ferys Woode (19½ ac.) there: except advowsons. Del. Westm., 26 May 38 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Paget, Petre, North and Bacon.) Pat. p. 13, m. 44.
57. Robert Laurence. Lease, by advice of Southwell and Moyle, of a tenement, etc., lately in tenure of Wm. Pawlyn and now of the said Robert, in Walmysgar next Keytisby, Linc, and a watermill, etc., there lately in tenure of Wm. Burtsall and now of the said Robert,—Barlings mon.; for 21 years from the Annunciation of Our Lady next; at 4l. rent and 8d. increase. Del. Westm., 27 May 38 Hen. VIII—S.B. (signed by Southwell and Moyle). Pat. p. 7, m. 35.
58. Francis Sherlye, s. and h. of Thos. Sherlye, dec., a minor in the King's keeping. Custody of the manor of Bodington and all lands in Bodington and Howcorte, Sussex, which belonged to the said Thos. Sherlye, together with his own wardship and marriage. Greenwich, 24 May, 38 Hen. VIII Del. Westm, 28 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 7, m. 50.
59. John Swingilhurst, Thos. Joly, Robt. Parker and John Batson. Lease, by advice of Southwell and Moyle, General Surveyors, of the lordship of Knollmere in Bowland, Yorks., tenements and lands specified therewith called Fowle Skales (tenants Robt. and Giles Parker), Yolstanes (John Batson), Brickhed (Jas. Lee), Matirhill (Thos. Burrowe), Penerhill of Knollstanes (Nic. Tumour), Knolhall (Marg. Rudd, widow), Mosethwaithowse (John Bond), Netherthornholme (Marg. Turnour, widow), Overholm (Giles Parker), Knothowse (John Langshaw), Whitehawhowse (relict of Patrick Rangnill), Orchinstrete (Chr. Rangnill), Molholes (relict of Ric. Parkynson) and Hindnilhowse (Thos. Parker), all which belonged to Sir Stephen Hamerton, attainted; with reservation of the perquisites of the courts of the said lordship, a close of pasture called Asshenhursthay (30 ac.) leased, to Hen Banaster, and all woods, underwoods, wardships marriages, mines, quarries and other royalties; for 21 years from Michaelmas next, at rents (specified for the several tenements) amounting to 20l. 18s. Greenwich, 23 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 8, m. 38.
60. Sir Henry Knivet, a gentleman of the Privy Chamber. Annuity of 30l. out of the manors of Bodiham, Camoyscourte, Wannyngore, Bellingrave and Iford. Suss., in the King's hands by the minority of Katharine, Mabel and Constance Lewknour, daughters and co-heirs of Sir Rog. Lewknour, dec., with wardship and marriage of the said daughters. Greenwich, 26 May 38 Hen. VIII Del. Westm., 30 May.—P.S. Pat p. 4, m. 27.
61. Sir Philip Draycott. Custody of lands in Magna Loxley. Parva Loxley, Kingeston, Uttoxitor and Leyshill, Staff., worth 18l. yearly, assigned for the jointure of Dorothy wife of Thomas Kynnersley, a minor in the King's custody, which premises belonged to Thos. Kynnersley, dec., and are in the King's hands by the minority of the aforesaid Thos. Kynnersley jun., kinsman and next heir of the said Thos. Kynnersley. dec.; with wardship and marriage of the said Thos. Kynnersley, jun. Greenwich, 27 May 38 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 27.
62. Licences to alienate:— (fn. n19)
Ric. Rede and Jas. Power to Wm. Power. Moiety of the manor of Foughlerton, Hants.—Hyde mon. (1st.) P. 6, m. 1.
John Pope to Ric. Forster, Rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Sutton Maddock, Salop.—Wombridge priory. (Greenwich. 1 May.) P. 6, m. 1.
John Pope of London to Sir George Darcye of Aston, Yorks. Manor of Wales and Waleswood or Walleswood, Yorks.—Braddenstocke mon., Wilts. (1st.) P. 6, m. 16.
Wm. Romesden and Ric. Vavasor to Ric. Hockynson Rectory, leased to Geo. Dakyns, and advowson of the vicarage of Wykham, Yorks.—Wykham priory. (2nd.) P. 10, m. 34.
The same to George Smyth of Sybston, Hunts. Manor of Sybston, rent of 4s. and service from lands of Sir John lord Russell in Sybston, chief messuage in Sybston formerly in tenure of John Burton, and afterwards of George Smyth; messuages, etc. there in tenure of Thos. Smyth and Robt Smyth, in Bottellbrigge, Hunts, in tenure of John Basse; rents and service from lands of Thos. Henson in Thurmynge, Hunts, and Rog. Edus in Overton Waterfelde Hunts, lands in tenure of John Holiocke in Overton Waterfelde, rent and service from a cottage in Overton Longefeld, Hunts, belonging to the late warden of the college of Peterborough. Ntht., lands in Warmyngton, Ntht., in tenure of Ric Elderkyn and in Lutton, Hunts, in tenure of Thos. Phelippe,—Temple Brewer preceptory, and St. John's of Jerusalem. (2nd.) P. 12, m 54.
Sir Arthur Darcye to Sir George Darcy, Todwick grange in Todwik, Yorks, and the messuage in Todwik called the Abbottes House in tenure of Donetta and Hugh Henfrey of Thropon—Roche mon. (2nd.) P 6, m. 16.
Thos. Brokes, sen., and Thos. Brokes, jun., his son and heir apparent, to John Palmer. Close called Cley Close (60 ac.) and Swyncote Herme (50 ac.) in Magna Okeley, Ntht. (4th ) P. 6, m. 17.
Robt. Drury, sen., and his son and heir apparent, Robt. Drury, jun., and Agnes his wife, to John Flowerdewe. Moiety of the manor of Crumwelles and lands (extent given) in Wymondham, Norf. (6th.) P. 6, m.15.
Isabella Spenser, of Wormeleighton, Warw., widow, to John Spenser of Wormeleighton. Tithes in Marston, Warw.—Coventry Cathedral priory. (10th.) P. 6, m 14.
Thos. Dalson to Sir Thomas lord Wharton. Manor of Calbecke Upton, Cumb., except the tenement called Myrkeholme in tenure of Matth. Gregorye.—Earl of Northumberland. (13th.) P. 6, m. 13.
Sir George Darcey to Sir Arthur Darcey. Messuages, etc., in Hutton juxta Rodby, Yorks, in tenure of Peter, Richard, Laur., and Edw. Hunter, Laur. Smythe and Hen. Norman.—Helaugh Priory. (13th.) P. 6. m. 17.
Edward Rosse and Elizabeth his wife to Robt. Flyngant, sen, and Alice his wife—Rectory of Boxsted, Essex, in tenure of Ric Mesenger, parcel of possessions of Thomas Wolcey, late Cardinal, and the advowson of the vicarage of Boxsted. (15th.) P. 6, m. 8.
Thomas Doyly of Greneland, Bucks, to John Doyly, late of Chesylhampton, Oxon. Pardon for acquisition by the said John from the said Thomas, without licence, of the manor of Ewden, Bucks. (16th.) P. 11, m. 1.
Ric. Andrewes to John Payne, of Somerfordkeynes, Wilts. Rectory and advowson of vicarage of Somerfordkeynes, —Marton priory, Surr. (19th.) P. 11, m. 1.
John Edmondes, sen., of Dodyngton, Oxon., to Robt. Wylkyns. Lands (specified in Morton Pynkeney, Ntht., some of them in tenure of Wm. Bull, Agnes Boddeley, widow, Wm Smythe and Geo. Hussher; with reservation of certain titles. (20th.) P. 4, m. 17.
The same to Thos. Bull. The mansion house of Morton Pynkeney rectory. Ntht., and certain tithes and lands (specified) there, some of them in tenure of Jas. Geffray, Wm. Mason, Ric. Geffray and Marg. Corbett, widow; with reservation of certain tithes. (20th.) P. 4. m 17.
Francis Brown and Dorothy his wife to Henry Broun and Robt. Brokesby and the heirs of the said Henry. Messuage and lands (extent given in Rotherby parish, Leic, lately in tenure of Sir John Villers,—Chacombe priory, Ntht. (20th.) P. 6, m. 5.
Wm. Fitzhugh to Thos. Slade, sen., Close called "the North Parte of Batemans's" 12 ac.) in Pertenhall, Beds — Harrold priory. (21st.) P. 4, m. 17.
Laurence Wethers, Thos. Dichefelde, Thos, Kyrrey, Robt. Pecok, John Cokkes, Thos. Bacon and Humph. Byche, salters, Thos. Nicholson, cordwainer, Wm. Ettes, girdler, John Pope, beer brewer, and Robt. Wryght, pulter, of London, to Anthony Pope and Anne his wife. Lordship and manor, rectory and adyowson of the vicarage of Hokyngton, Camb — Crowlande mon., Linc. (21st.) P. 6, m. 17.
Sir George Darcy and Dorothy his wife to Sir Arthur Darcy. Messuages and lands in Hutton juxta Rudby alias Hutton Rudby, Yorks. (2lst.) P. 11, m. 1.
Sir Giles Alyngton to Sir Thos. Darcy. Rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Sudecampes, Camb.—Waltham mon., Essex. (21st.) P. 11, m. 1.
George Riche and Thos. Grantham of Lincoln s Inn, Midd.. to Ric. Cowper of Durryngton, Wilts. Messuage and lands in Ablyngton in the parish of Fitz Halden, Wilts in tenure of Ric. Cowper.—Durford priory. Suss. (23rd.) P. 6, m 5.
Wm. Gostwyke to Sir Wm. Petre, Wm. Pouncett. Thos. Houghton, clk., and Thos. Leighe, to the use of the said Gostwyke for life; and, after his decease, to the use of Elizabeth, one of the daughters of Sir Wm. Petre, or any other daughter whom Petre or his executors shall appoint to marry John or Robt. Gostwyke, sons of the said Wm. Gostwyke, or to the third son of the said Wm. Gostwyke, during the life of the said son. with proviso for Petre's recovery of 1000 mks. out of the estate if the marriage fails to take effect. Manors of Willington and Cople and rectory of Willington. Beds. (24th.) P. 6, m. 11.
Sir Henry Longe to John Frelond. Lands (extent given) in Newton Sacy, Hants. (24th.) P. 4, m. 29.
John Jenyns, of the Household, to John Venne of Gloucester. Pardon for the acquisition by Venne from Jenyns of a cottage in the suburbs of Gloucester, in Seynt Oswaldes parish, in Watryngstrete (dimensions given) between le charnel house within St. Oswald's church on the south and the place leading towards Alneyate on the north, Watryngstrete on the west and Robt. Moreton's garden on the east. (24th.) P. 6, m. 10.
Lady Elizabeth Fitzwilliam, widow of Sir George Fitzwilliam, to John Wryte and Robert Heyhoo or Heyghoo (to be divided between them). Land (60 ac.) called the Averedge of Parkers at the end of Saham park in Saham parish, Norf., in tenure of Ric. Browne. (24th.) P. 6, m. 18.
George Owen to John Busshe. Manor of Fryrenboroughe in Faronborougbe, Soms.,—hosp. of St. John without Redclif Yate, Bristol. (25th,) P. 11, m. 1.
John Venne of Staverton, Glouc., to Thos. Bell, of Gloucester. Cottage in the suburbs of Gloucester, in St. Oswald's parish and Watryngestrete, between le charnel house within St. Oswald's church on the south and the place leading towards Alneyate on the north, Watryngestrete on the west, and Robt. Moreton's garden on the east. (26th.) P. 6, m. 10
Thos. Bell to Margaret Smythe, widow. Tenements (situation described) in tenure of Robt. White and Rog. Amytton alias Baker, outside the south gate of Gloucester, in Severnstrete. (26th.) P. 6, m. 15.
The same to Walter Jenyns of Hempsted, Glouc, Tenement lately in tenure of David Jonys and now of John Calys, capper, in Gloucester, parish of St. Mary de Cruppa in Australi there (dimensions given), between tenements of Thos. Bell on the north and Wm. Massynger on the south, the highway on the east and the garden pertaining to the service of St. Mary in the said church of St. Mary de Crippa on the west.—Goddestowe mon., Oxon. (26th.) P. 6, m. 17.
Robt. Holte to Robt. Chadwike. Messuage, etc., in Castleton, Lanc., now in Chadwike's tenure, and land called the Marshe there in tenure of Geoff. Scolfelde. (26th.) P. 6, m. 18.
John Bellowe and Edw Bales to Wm. Mounson. Manor of Sturton juxta Stowe. Linc, messuages within the same manor in tenure of Thos. Nalers, Edw. Baker and John Darwyn.—Hevenynges priory. (28th.) P. 6, m. 10.
John Bellowe and Robt. Brokelsbee to Wm Mounson. Lands in tenure of Hen. Lamken and Agnes his wife in Saxulby, Linc,—Brodeholme priory, Notts; and all the lands in Braunceby, Linc, which belonged to Willoughton preceptory, viz., rent and service from lands of John Nawton, Wm. Humberston Wm. Estlond, Edw. Humberston, and lands in copyhold tenure of Edw. Humberston, Robt. Deane, Wm. Rede and John Brokesbancke. (28th.) P. 6, m. 11.
Morgan Lloyd, clk., of Llanvenoirth, Monm, to Rog. ap Phillip ap Jevan Taylour. Meadow called Gwirlod Vaure in tenure of Walter Williams, and three closes (named in the parish of St. Mary the Virgin of Aburgeyney, Monm.,—Aburgeyney priory. (28th) P. 6, m. 12.
Sir John Williams, treasurer of Augmentations, John Marshe and Chr. Edmondes, of London, to John and Owen Oglethorpe, of Newyngton. Oxon. Lordship and manor of Newyngton, alias Newenton, Oxon., with appurtenances there and in Brokehampton, Barwike, Brightwell and Megrove alias Menygrove. Oxon. (28th.) P. 6. m. 18.
Ric. Cupper and Walter Cupper, his brother, to John Lyttelton. Lordship and manor of Huggeley and lands in tenure of John Oreslond in Huggeley, Salop, and a wood there called Huggeley Wood alias Higley Wood (40 ac.)—Earldom of Marche. (29th.) P. 4, m. 28.
Wm. Staunford to Sir Andrew Flammocke and Elizabeth his wife. Olufton manor, Warw., and lands (specified) in Olufton in tenure of Thos. Lowe, Edw. Knyves (late Thos, Aylesworth), Thos. Lowe and Joan his wife and Ric. and Agnes their children, Thos. Heycokke and Robt. Rolfe—Coventry cathedral priory. P. 12, m. 52.


  • n1. Don Alonso Pérez de Guzmán, who was duke of Medina Sidonia in 1520. His brother referred to was Don Juan. See Spanish Calendar, Supp. to Vols. I. and II., p. 222.
  • n2. Supplied in § 2.
  • n3. This second entry distinctly dated "xxvij"th May is perhaps of the 28th.
  • n4. May 29th.
  • n5. The Protestant Princes of Germany, as appears later.
  • n6. Titular bishop of Pulati in Albania. His name was John Stonewell (or Stonywell), and we have met with him before as Prior of the Cell of Tynemouth. and afterwards as Abbot of Pershore. See Vol. III., No. 510, and the indexes of Vol. VI., VII., IX., and other Volumes.
  • n7. May 30th.
  • n8. Printed in St. P., XI., 185.
  • n9. Hugh Shadwell. See No. 939.
  • n10. The name of the writer is suggested by a comparison of the endorsement with the document, Vol. XIX., part i, No. 1021.
  • n11. 28 May.
  • n12. See No. 927.
  • n13. All these "Subscribed by my lord Great Master."
  • n14. These "Preferred by Mr. Secretary Peter."
  • n15. These "Preferred by Mr. Hare."
  • n16. From this point the letter is printed in Baronius, Annales, Vol. 33, p. 196.
  • n17. The heading has the figures "1586" added to it in the margin opposite a bracket.
  • n18. An impossible date. The King was never at Richmond in October after the year 1527 (19 Hen. VIII.).
  • n19. All are 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.