Henry VIII: January 1546, 26-31

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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January 1546, 26-31

26 Jan. 121. Lisle to Paget.
R. O. Thanks for Paget's answer of the King's pleasure concerning La Touche. The old Spaniard shall be placed as soon as he comes. Remembering their communication lately touching Lisle's overture, and the matter which Paget seemed to have in his breast, wherein he intended Lisle for "a place of service and pain," would rather have that place than the other and requires him to attempt the same; which, if it took effect before Lisle's next going to sea, would be no hindrance to the King's service. "The more estimation the better credit. The better credit the more obeyed of those under his charge." This is not ambition; for the King's pleasure will be always acceptable to him. As for the sum "which you named to be given with the dignity, a less portion by the half will serve." After this service now to be done upon the sea, I shall be the readier for the other charge. Pray remember the placing of Sir Thomas Clere. London, 26 Jan. 1545.
P.S. in his own hand.—In case Sir Thomas Clere be so placed, I think Sir Wm. Wodhous meet for his place, who may take charge of the artillery of the ships withal and so save a fee. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
26 Jan. 122. The Privy Council to Gardiner, Thirlby and Carne.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 26.
The King has received their letters with the new capitulations signed and sealed by the Emperor's commissioners, and takes their doings thankfully. His answer is, first, that whereas upon some doubt of the validity of their commission it was treated that the King and Emperor should within one month ratify the covenant, he sends his ratification by bearer, to be delivered when the Emperor's is despatched to his ambassador here or delivered to them there. Secondly, whereas the Emperor's commissioners, contrary to Granvele's promise, proponed two articles touching merchants' matters it may be signified to the Emperor's commissioners, or to the Emperor himself, that, albeit these same things were answered beyond reply at the Diet, his Majesty is pleased that the ambassadors of either prince, with such others of their Councils as they shall send, shall, within the time prefixed, peruse and take copies from the customers' books; and then, if any abuses are found, they shall be reformed on both sides, and griefs not already determined shall be heard according to the article.
And, now that the King has shown himself so conformable to their desires, he expects that they will condescend to his, "for the obtaining whereof you had special commission," viz., the obligation of the towns or states (which, by handling well Skepperus and the rest of that Council, should easily be obtained), and the contribution of the aid upon the Frenchmen's invasion last year, which is due by the treaty, as both they and their ambassador here have confessed. In case it is grievous to disburse money, the King will take instead the service of men in the Emperor's garrisons upon the French frontier, to be ordered by his (the King's) general. This will put the Emperor to no new charge, and his preudhomie towards the French king will be saved by giving out that they serve at the King's charge, as they shall indeed, since for them he forbears the money due. To say the truth, it is most for the Emperor's benefit to break with the French king, for that King or his son after him will upon opportunity, undoubtedly set upon the Emperor; and at this last talk which "I, the Secretary," had at Calays, it was a great piece of the Frenchmen's travail to induce the King to a league offensive, and the King's refusal the greatest cause of our breaking off You, my lord of Winchester, shall work, according to your former instructions, "which we trust be arrived with you already," to induce the Emperor to enter the wars, declaring, as of yourself, how each prince, by a lieutenant and a much smaller force than at last invasion, might now set upon the French king, whereby both might obtain their desires, and the Emperor recover Hedyn, whereas if the King and French king agree, as they might lawfully before the Emperor enters the war or declares himself, it could not so "facily" be had. For an entry the King could put into the Emperor's hands the strong town of Corbye on the Somme. You must use all your wit to compass this matter. As to the marriage, (fn. n1) the King, who would have all things done to establish their friendship, wills you to signify that if they mean it and will consider his honor as reason and amity require, then "if it shall [please] th'Empereur to se[nd such a] person[age as he doth in]tende to sende hither nowe about Candelmas, for thothr maters of custume, as may treate also of that mater," being sufficiently instructed and having commission for a larger overture, his Majesty will proceed as far as he may; and he would wish ("so that it should not seem to come from hence") that Skepperus had the charge. If you can bring to pass the aid and the obligation of the towns or states, with the common invasion, you, Winchester, shall return "and be better welcome than you were for any message you brought a great while"; and if you think it cannot shortly be done you shall stay longer, and send the ratification, if received by you.
The King now sends thither factors for provision of grain, powder and other munition, and "praye[th] you to travail wth them there to permit unto us [the bu]ynge proporcions of the same as may be [there] conveniently sp [ared]." Of the purveyors of corn you will have heard ere this; and Damisel returns shortly to you for provision of the rest. Curtpennink, who came hither to offer service, is retained to bring certain footmen, and, although not favoured by the Emperor for his behaviour in time past, will doubtless henceforth, especially being in the King's service, give the Emperor no cause of offence; and therefore the King prays the Emperor to forget the past, especially now, when to interrupt Curtpennink would hinder the King's affairs. By receiving this man the King perhaps keeps him from some of the Emperor's enemies; and the men he brings shall pass in small companies, so as not to damage the Emperor's subjects. Hampton Court, 26 Jan. 1545.
Draft, pp. 10. Slightly mutilated. Endd.: Mynute to my 1. of Wynchester [and] Westm., xxvjto Januarii 1545.
27 Jan. 123. Town of Faversham.
Incorporation. See Grants in January, No. 33.
27 Jan. 124. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 325.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 27 Jan. Present: Great Master, Privy Seal, Great Chamberlain, Durham, [Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Paget, Petre]. Business:—Warrant to Rous to deliver Symon de la Place, John de la Forest and John Hans, who escaped out of Hume Castle to the King's service, 10l. 13s. 4d. Letter to the Duke of Norfolk that his opinion of the scarcity of grain in Norfolk was well taken; but the King knew that some gentlemen of that shire had both refused to contribute of their own store and, by their talk and behaviour, influenced others, and he therefore required the Duke to help that the furniture appointed might be had, calling Woodhouse, Waters, Reps and Edmond Banyard, and enjoining them not only to contribute of their own store but to join with Mounforde for the more speedy gathering of the said provisions. Also, whereas letters had been addressed to the Duke to set forth 500 footmen, the King understood how, by the often sending of men out of that county, the number of harnesses was so diminished that the Duke feared he could scarcely furnish that number; the King's pleasure was that of his own store and of others' there he should see them furnished as well as he could. Having taken order in the above, he might repair to the King as he desired. Letter to Osbert Mountford that Woodhouse, &c., should join with him at the order of the Duke.
27 Jan. 125. Thomas Boys.
R. O. Bill of receipt by Chr. Gay, from Ant. Boucher, of 6l., as parcel of 8l. "delivered to the same Anthony with Thos. Boyce towards his charges" in the said Anthony's service for four years, "having served thereof but one." 27 Jan. 1545.
Small slip, hol., p. 1.
27 Jan. 126. Vaughan, Watson and Dymmock to the Council.
R. O. Watson and Dymmock, arrived yesternight; and upon consideration of the Council's letters to Vaughan and instructions to them (seeing the present necessity of corn in Italy, Spaigne, Portugall, England, Scotland "and these base and other countries," and comparative scarcity in Estland, where it is greedily sought for, and that the factor of Portugal, 14 days past, sent men thither laden with letters of credence from the Emperor and this town, and many merchants in it, and that the Spaniards will buy up all they can), it is resolved that Watson and Dymok shall go together to Amsterdame and try what may be had in Holland (rather than sever themselves here); from whence Watson may go towards Breame, Hanborow, Lubek and Denmark, while Dymok provides cheese, butter and bacon in Holland, Fryseland and Westfalia. It will be hard to bargain by giving "a small earnest" pending the King's acceptance, when so many Portugalls and Spaniards go laden with money and credence to buy what they can get. Would know whether Watson, failing to find grain in Breame, etc., shall repair to Dansik or elsewhere, and whether Dymok, after providing or failing to provide the butter, cheese or bacon, shall follow Watson or return elsewhere. If appointed to go to Dansik, Watson should have the King's letters written into those parts. It were expedient also "to have his Majesty's letters addressed to a lady called the froo van Emde, whose land is called Froekyns land, a country full of corn, and she a free lady under the dominion of no prince, from which she may cause to be laden right good quantity of grain. And of this lady and her country one Antony Musca, a servant to Sir William Paget, hath good knowledge."
Vaughan signifies that Thomas Geselyng, who sometime dwelt in Sowthwerk, has lately sent hither out of England much cheese; and daily there comes much laden by Flemings, together with barrels of candles, beef and other things. Vaughan now keeps the 675l. Fl. received of Bartilmew Compaigne, which he meant to send to Calles like the other 4,980l. Fl., to furnish part of the charges of Watson and Dymok. Compaigne has very honestly caused his factor to pay the money; and Vaughan begs the Council to "let him know" that Vaughan has so written. Andwerp, 27 Jan.
Wheat is worth in these Base Countries 36s. Fl. a bushel, English measure. Signed: S. Vaughan: Wyll'm Watson: J. Dymmock.
In Vaughan's hand, pp. 4. Add. Endd.: 1546.
In Vaughan's hand, pp. 4. Add. Endd.: 1546.
27 Jan. 127. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. Since coming hither, has been unable to get money emprunted to the King, chiefly because of the sureties he has to offer, the bonds of substantial companies of merchants here being preferred to those of either personages or towns in England, Labours to get money upon the credit of London or of personages of honour; but, because Jasper Dowche is not come, cannot use undue haste in this matter. John Carolo, as Vaughan lately signified by Dr. Marten, late the Duke of Suffolk's physician, that, through payments of money to the factor of Portugal for spicery, he had no store of money, and yet would have the King take a diamond ("the pattern whereof, being the largeness thereof, and as it standeth in an owche, at his importunate desire, I send unto you herewith") and would, if the King take it for 50,000 cr., emprunt 100,000 cr. The time is unmeet to pester the King with jewels, who already has more than most of the princes of Christendom, and therefore, although I told him that I would send the pattern to the King I send it only to you. If it be known that the King receives jewels with the emprunture of money, I shall never get money without them. I fear lest John Carolo have written to Sir Ralph Fane to inform the King of this jewel; and if you warn Sir Ralph not to do so, "it shall in mine opinion be well done." Jasper Dowche comes home to-morrow or next day and has sent me word that he will serve the King honestly.
As this was written, Jasper Dowche sent word that he was come, but the business with Mr. Watson and Dymok gave me no leisure to speak with him before bearer's departure. I speak with him to-day and will to-morrow signify what he says. Andwerp, 27 Jan.
ii. Painting of John Carolo's jewel, showing the sizes of the diamond and pearl, and the design of their setting in gold and enamel.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1546.
27 Jan. 128. Gardiner to Paget.
R. O. Takes advantage of a messenger to Calais to write occurrents here, which are not sufficient for a "common letter" to the King. "The Frenchmen had raised here a marvellous bruit of an o[verthro]we given us by them, [which] was delivered abroad to ambassadors in [such form]e as ye shall receive herewith," as if from a letter of the French king. Skepperus came to me about it, and I told him that I had not heard anything and concluded it to be untrue. After he had departed home, where he had Mons. de Praet to supper, I received a letter from my lord Deputy of Calays, "signifying the [somme] of the matier, [h]o[w we had] lost ccv. [and th]e Frenchmen vjc, the flight of Mons. de Buyes an[d F]rench horsemen, with the distresse of the victuales, al save fyve cartes." The letter enclosed a declaration by one who was present, telling the circumstances and the names of 14 captains that "had mischance," of whom I knew only Sir George Pollard and Mr. Ponynges. "After I had red [the said l'r]es I con[clud]ed tha[t I never] had in my lief [in so s]mal a matier soo good a chaunce; and soo sent them strayte by my servaunt Wingfeld to Mons. Skepperus," who, although he understands not English, might, by the nearness of our tongues and with Wingfeld's admonition, perceive what was written, and so declared it to Mons. De Praet, who rejoiced, and desired that they might be translated and sent abroad. Not satisfied with the translation sent him next morning, he came himself, and he and I spent two hours in putting the matter in order with the title "Vraye reaport etc." "A[nd w]e made or men retournyng to Bolen wt myrth a[nd re[joyse to ha[ve] doon .......... wt soo lytel losse, being noon [of any note slain save] oon by chaunce, stryken wt a peace of ordenaunce, and a bastard brother of the late lord Ponynges." One thing in my lord Deputy's tale troubled us, viz., how our men distressed some of the carts overnight and some in the morning; and herein we were so bold as to keep our horsemen in the field all night chasing Mons. de Bies and destr[oying] the carts. We "kept the ground of the truth" and fashioned it with circumstances; and so it is gone abroad, and by this time is in Italy, for all the ambassadors had the copy and sent it with the Frenchmen's. Grandvela sent word by Skepperus that the French king had had "fires" made for this solemn victory when news came "how he had lost as much as w[e] and his victualment d[i]sappointed, which alt[ered him so] that he fel [into a f]ever and his ruptures beneth opened; nevertheles he is refaicte and metely wel again." Now the Frenchmen divide the hurt with us; and the Italians say "that he only hath the hurt that hath his enterprise withstanded." Likes not this spreading of a bragging tale with a King's breath, as the letters purport; but a great part of the world seems now to think that shame and infamy only hurt in so far as they are felt. On Sunday last arrived the Council's letters confirming our "vraye reaporte," which we have also spread abroad.
"The Emperor is here in very good helth; and whenne he goth [hence] or what he wyl doo noo man can tel, but [they that] knowe moch doo saye th'Emperor wyl have warre [with Fra]unce. I would that they had ........ and therein knewe the truth. We ........... that is wryten to us therin."
With Gerardus, now returned from the Turk, I have had pleasant communication of things there, "which I will not spend herein, but have somewhat to tell when I come home." He told me that in the King of Romans' court it was advertised out of France that the French king used the Protestants to practise a peace with us, and found them but beasts, although they were commended to him for men of wit; for, "when it came to the point, they were so gross as they delivered the billet they should have given the King our master to the French king, and that they should have given to the French king delivered it unto us." What this billet should be was not signified and I cannot imagine, unless they u[nadv]isedly at their arrival in France delivered the French king their letters addressed to the King's Majesty. They had none to the King, as you know, except from their colleagues; "wherat the Kinges Mate thenne merveyled, and I myself thought it over negligently handled thenne, and nowe remembre it again bycause of th[at] error .. in delyveryng of the byllet, wherat the French kyng shuld finde faulte, as was wryten to the King of Romaynes courte." I did not open this; but Gerardus would fain devise how it might be, and thereupon we had many pretty tales of such errors which have chanced by "barbarye," or negligence, as, for example, how the Duke of Orlyaunce came to the Emperor, and, when he put his hand in his pocket for his letters, said that he had lost them, and how a German, rude and gross, "when he should have [delivered his] letters to the French king put his hand in his pocket to take out his letters and first pulled out, instead of letters, a piece of cheese and then pulled out a piece of bacon and then a lump of bread, and finally his letters." And we talked of the "barbary" of the Turks; and the "qualities of those th[at] wer nowe sent by Protestantes wer spoken of, as men particularly knowen to them… Doctor Joannes Sledanus, Joannes Sturmius and the Lansgraves marshal, who, for the familiar discourses they be accustomed to make of the worlde, with an inclination they have to a popularity, might easely be made negligent to delyver oon byllet for another if any such thing happened." Every part of the story may be untrue, but it served for pastime, and Gardiner has some pleasure in the writing of it. It was also written to the King of Romaynes court that when the French king saw that the Protestants could not help him to Boleyn, "wherein they had given him great hope," he said that we had procured them to be our spies "and therfor gave th ............. among them, and quickly dispeched them out of his Courte." If this be so, they verify the sentence that a mediator "deriveth into himself the blame of both extremites if the thing take not effecte."
Having written thus far, I hear that the Emperor departs for Germany this day sevennight; ere which I trust to hear from England and take leave here. Utrek, 27 Jan.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 8. Add. Endd.
27 Jan 129. Mont to Henry VIII.
R. O.
St P., xi. 31.
Wrote on the 20th. The Hessian commissaries here have since required him to signify as follows:—The Landgrave, seeing that the peace (which he desires) between the King and the French king is not yet made, cannot but warn the King to be cautious in engaging captains out of Germany, for such people are acoustomed to recommend themselves, and he wished these written names (fn. n2) signified to the King as of impostors, and that if the King commissioned anyone to raise soldiers in Germany he should notify these States, lest they, suspecting it to be done by their adversaries, should hinder the muster, and thus both injure the King and put themselves to needless expense; for already, hereabouts, two captains are giving out that they have commission to raise soldiers for the King. The Landgrave and Elector Palatine will be here within three days. The embassy from the electors Palatine, Saxony and Brandenburg has arrived at Cologne, which, after dealing for the Elector of Cologne with the Senate and the Chapter of the Cathedral there, will go straight to the Emperor to move him to assuage the dissensions in the Empire and petition against his calling the Elector of Cologne to judgment outside the bounds of the Empire. An embassy from all the Protestant states follows, which set out for Cologne two days ago and will accompany the other to the Emperor. The object is to move the Emperor to keep his former promise of settling religious differences according to the Word of God, as that will never be done by this Council of Trent, which these states constantly refuse. This embassy will also pray the Emperor to permit the case against the Abp. of Cologne to be tried by the electors and princes of the Empire. In this embassy are orators of Saxony, Wirtemberg and Hesse, and of the towns of Francfort and Goslar, who will signify to the Emperor their intention to persist in this confession of religion. Basfonteyn, a French gentleman, arrived here three days ago and insinuates himself into friendship with those of Saxony and Hesse, protesting his King's good will to these states. Captain Reckroed also remains here still, but has as yet done nothing publicly before these States. The Elector of Mentz has recalled his suffragan from the Council of Trent, who says that the Council is prorogued until Lætare Sunday. (fn. n3) There is no news from the Colloquy of Ratisbon. Francfort, 27 Jan.1546.
Lat. Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1545.
R. O. 2. Six names written in a German hand and repeated in Latin form in Mont's hand, viz.:—Grave Otto zum Ritpergk, Crestoffell von Wrisbergk, Friderich Spett, Herbort von Langen, Theis (Mathias) Scheell, Bock Mor, Jorg Schnater.
Small paper, p. 1.
27 Jan. 130. Mont to Paget and Petre.
R. O. Writes to the King what he has learnt since last despatch. Many think that this Diet will not last much longer; for although the Palatine and Landgrave are only coming hither they will certainly not stay here long. Hears nothing certain of the Emperor's coming to Ratisbon, although the danger demands it; for there is fighting both within and without the Trojan walls, and Germany cannot long sustain this strife. Hopes that the King, honorably exempt from war, may interpose as a mediator; for it is feared that the Emperor, corrupted by the Bishop of Rome, is preparing harsh measures against Germany; and if the dispute ends in blows, the war will be closely contested and leave the victor an easy prey to the Turk, who, now in the beginning of the truce, has seized three castles in Hungary. Francfort, 27 Jan. 1546.
Lat. Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1545.
27 Jan. 131. John Hooper to Henry Bullinger.
Letters. i. 33
(Parker Soc.)
Not many years since, when I was too much of a courtier in the Palace of our King, there came under my notice certain writings of Master Huldrich Zuinglius, of pious memory, and some commentaries of yours on the Epistles of St. Paul, which will be a lasting monument to your renown. Found your writings affect my eternal salvation, and studied them night and day. Thus after arriving at manhood, though he had begun to blaspheme God by impious worship, was delivered from idolatry and the evil ways of his forefathers. Had often proposed to visit Bullinger, but was prevented partly by ill health, partly by the fear of his father, who is so opposed to him in religion. Means shortly, however, to go to his native place and bid farewell to the honours, pleasures and friends of this world. Will then endeavour to obtain some portion of what he is entitled to, with which he can subsist "among you" at Zurich; but if God visit him with poverty, will endure it rather than enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season. Begs Bullinger to aid him with his prayers, for he fears those perfidious bishops.
The news from England is that idolatry is nowhere stronger. "Our King has destroyed the Pope, but not popery; he has expelled all the monks and nuns, and pulled down their monasteries; he has caused all their possessions to be transferred into his exchequer, and yet they are bound even the frail female sex, by the King's command, to perpetual chastity. England has at this time at least 10,000 nuns, not one of whom is allowed to marry. The impious mass, the most shameful celibacy of the clergy, the invocation of saints, auricular confession, superstitious abstinence from meats, and purgatory, were never before held by the people in greater esteem than at the present moment."
Has just received news by letter that the treaty concluded two years ago between the Emperor and our King is renewed. May God direct everything to his glory! There is no hope of peace between France and England, and we daily expect a bloody war. The chief supporters of the Gospel in England are dying every hour. Within these two years are dead lord Chancellor Audley, the duke of Suffolk, [Sir Edw.] Baynton, the Queen's first lord of the Bedchamber, Poinings, the King's deputy at Boulogne, Sir Thos. Wyat, known throughout the world for his noble qualities, a most zealous defender of yours and Christ's religion, Dr. Butts, the King's physician:—All these were of the Privy Council and all died of the plague and fever; so that the country is now left altogether to the bishops and those who despise God and all true religion.
The bps. of Winchester and Westminster are now on an embassy to the Emperor in Brabant. Another bp., viz. of Durham, who was sent into Picardy to treat there with the ambassadors of France respecting a peace has lately returned to England re infecta. The state of affairs between the Scots and the English is still very doubtful; the English, however, have sacked their principal cities and villages: but I shudder to mention the devastation of that country effected last summer by the Earl of Hertford. The Queen of Scotland, with the Cardinal, is lying in concealment in the mountains beyond reach of attack. The conference of Ratisbon, as Bucer writes, is suspended; and I believe it the more because Melancthon is neither come to them nor does he intend it. Bucer, I hear, is to come sooner than I expected; but as yet we have nothing certain. The Count Palatine has lately provided for the preaching of the Gospel throughout his dominions; but as to the eucharist he has descended, as the proverb says, from the horse to the ass; for he has fallen from popery to the doctrine of Luther, who, in that point, is more erroneous than all the papists. Those who deny the substance of the bread to remain come nearer the truth than those who affirm the natural body to be in the bread and yet to occupy no place.
Salutations from Master Richard [Hilles] the Englishman and his godly wife. He has now in his house two sisters of noble family, the younger of whom, named Anna, is exceedingly favorable to true religion. The writer salutes Bibliander and Pellican, with the other godly brethren. Strasburg, 27 Jan.
132. John Hooper to [Henry Bullinger]. (fn. n4)
Letters, i. 38
(Parker Soc.)
Would like to know his opinion whether a godly man may lawfully attend mass. Does not think it lawful himself, but there are some arguments that keep him in suspense. Master Calvin has written much on that subject, but hardly answers difficulties. Instances the words "Go in peace" used to Naaman; also the 7,000 true worshippers left in Elijah's day could not have kept themselves aloof from .the common worship. Surely no one is bound to leave his country for idolatry more than for adultery, fornication &c. Does not wish merely to know Bullinger's opinion. Means faithfully to follow it when he has it. Salutations to his correspondent's wife and to the writer's English brother Burcher, who resides with Bullinger at Zurich.

28 Jan.
133. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 326.
Meeting at Westminster, 28 Jan. Present: Chancellor, Great Master, Privy Seal, Hertford, Paget, Sadler, Riche. Business:—Letters to Deputy and Council of Calais to place 100 horsemen, Spaniards, levied by Gamboa in Flanders.
28 Jan. 134. Richard Hilles to Henry Bullinger.
Letters, i. 250.
(Parker Soc.)
It is long since he has written to Bullinger. Thanks him for the books he has sent for his perusal, to be returned. Hopes soon to finish reading them, as Bullinger has published them with so great labor. Lewis Lavater did not remain with Matt. Zolle, but is now with one Master Marbach, who, from Bullinger's letter of October, is not one with whom Lewis's father would like him to have intercourse. His reason is that Marbach is a Lutheran; but all the preachers here are imbibing Lutheranism; either Luther has drawn them over to his error, or, fascinated by the world, they pretend to be Lutherans. So there is no occasion for Lewis again to change his lodging; and there is no one here who takes boarders with whom I should think him better placed than with Matt. Zolle. Has heard him well spoken of, not only by Gerard Frisius and others but by the scholars who board with him, though the writer has known but few since he came here. Would be ready, for Bullinger's sake, to advance money for the youth's table for a quarter or half a year; but as his father is a man of property, thinks he could pay down the sum beforehand to John Burcher that Hilles may pay the same amount for him here afterwards. For Hilles keeps hardly any money but lays it out in merchandise.
If there is any news here or of England, Bullinger will learn it from a letter of the writer's countryman, John Hoper, formerly in our King's court, now a disciple of Christ, the King of Kings. He was sick at Hilles's house, almost to death, in expectation of which be uttered most godly language to the bystanders about the Eucharist, &c.
On first reading Bullinger's letter, was grieved at the death of Megander; but now considering the happiness of those who die in Christ, praises God for him. John Burcher wrote that you or your wife intended sending us a cheese at Christmas. But I am glad you did not, as we have more gifts than we can requite. My wife salutes, with me, you and your wife and also the widow (if she be still a widow) of Megander, and especially Pellican, Theodore Bibliander and your beloved Gualter. Strasburg, 28 Jan. 1546.
29 Jan 135. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 326.
Meeting at Westminster, 29 Jan. Present: Chancellor, Great Master, [Privy Seal, Hertford, Paget, Sadler, Riche]. Business:—Certain Frenchmen who bargained with Hertford's lieutenant at Jersey to bring French wares, according to the licence granted to the Earl, absenting themselves, letters were written to the captain, etc., of Guernsey that if they haunted that isle they might be "called to the law" by the Earl's servants.
30 Jan. 136. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 327.
Meeting at Westminster, 30 Jan. Present: [Chancellor, Great Master, Privy Seal, Hertford, Paget, Sadler, Riche]. Business:—Letter to mayor and brethren of Portsmouth (who had asked to be joined in commission as the mayor and bailiffs of Winchester and others are) for executing the commission for levying men, that the King had directed his letters to all parts in the form accustomed, and would not alter it. Anzelyne Salvage and Barth. Fortune, merchants strangers, who had hired the hulk, of 350 tons, Santa Maria de Pellero, master Symon de Selecia, and partly laden her in Zeland, were promised licence to bring her hither to take in the rest of her lading at Hampton and freely depart. Commission given to Sir —— Moyle and Sir Thos. Pope to search for persons who lately, by night, broke into Westminster church and robbed the image of King Henry of Monmouth, "being all of silver plates." Skarlett, porter of one of the Comptours of London, committed to the Porter's Lodge for lewd words to Francis Hastinges and other prisoners there, viz. that the King "hath heretofore been arrested by the duke of Norfolk for debt."
30 Jan. 137. Henry VIII. to Philip Count Palatine.
Vit. B. xxi.
B. M.
Rymer, xv. 88.
Referring to his offer by letter to raise men for the King's service, would like to speak with him personally if he would take the trouble to come hither. Westm., 30 Jan. 1545.
Lat. Much mutilated, broadsheet, p. 1. Add.
30 Jan. 138. Ewyne Allane of Locheld to the Deputy and Council of Ireland.
R. O.
St. P., iii. 549.
Has seen their writings to the gentlemen of the Isles, and, not being present with my lord James, thinks it expedient to send his mind. Lord James is worthy to succeed to the Isles being a "fowrthe" young man with great kin and friends, and nearest heir to the house of the Isles. The writer has done the part of a servant to the King, as my lord bishop of the Isles can show. Has lands marching on the lowland betwixt the earls of Huntlie and Argill, and "hes tayne ane pray or twa fra ilk one of yame" and so gotten their unkindness, and he cannot resist their powers unless furnished by the King with munitions of war and money. Has therefore sent his servants with full power to act for him, whom he desires them to forward to the King with all haste. In witness of the same, directed the bearer in presence of the master and company of the "pickart." Inverlochy, 30 Jan. Seal gone.
Hol. (in a clerk's hand?), p. 1. Begins: "My lord Deputie and rycht worthe Cownsale."
30 Jan. 139. Charles V. to Prince Philip.
viii., No. 190.
His Holiness still declines to authorise the sale of the monastic manors in Spain before the treaty of alliance with him is signed. God grant that his decision will be such as the importance of the business demands. To Venice he proposed a defensive alliance, but they refused to listen. He is actuated by fears for Parma and Piacenza. France and England remain as before. The Council proceeds slowly; its fourth sitting to be on Friday after Whitsuntide. Utrecht, 30 Jan.
31 Jan. 140. Sir William Paget.
See Grants in January, No. 39.

31 Jan.
141. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. Since Jasper Dowche's return from the Emperor's Court and receipt from Vaughan of the King's letters patent for 1,000 ducats "by year," after taking "a day or twain respite," he offered 40,000l. (if the King would take 10,000l. of it in fustians, at the English price) for reasonable interest. This he could get upon the obligations of London for half a year. "Whereat I sticking, and counting to have the whole year, he bade me not doubt, but, when he should know the King's Majesty's pleasure therein he would please the same."
Besides this, he offers to buy the alums (which I bought of Fernando Dassa and Martin Lopes) at the price for which they were bought, having "so many days of payment as he should be in selling of them," upon his reckoning that England spends but 4,000 kyntals yearly; and he adds that he would pay the whole in ready money, the King abating for every year paid before hand such interest as his Majesty gives for emprunture of money. This is "one of his old crafty dreams" which I know that the King and Council will abhor.
Thirdly, he offers to serve the King for six months next summer with 100,000 ducats every month upon the obligations of London, if the King will take a jewel which he values at 100,000 ducats. It is a great pointed diamond set about with other pointed diamonds like a rose. This sum to be emprunted for one year. These merchants after once knowing princes to take jewels will never deliver money alone.
Frenchmen here say that their King will be "more forwards with his armies both by sea and land this year than he was the last." Andwerp, 31 Jan.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.: 1546.
142. Vaughan to Henry VIII.
R. O.
Since Jasper Dowche returned from the Emperor's Court I have received his promise to serve you, his oath to the Emperor reserved, and delivered him your letters patent for 1,000 cr. a year, which he appeared to esteem far more for the honor than for the large fee. He so vaunts it among his friends that unless he be a most wicked man he will endeavour to deserve it. I was at once in hand with him to know if he could serve you with 40,000l. in ready money upon such obligations as were given to the Fowker. He promised answer in a day or twain, and at the second day's end said that he could get 30,000l. in ready money with 10,000l. in fustians, at their present English price, for such interest as you have been wont to give. The Fowker, who lately emprunted you the 100,000l. Fl. will do this, but not without the fustians, which indeed are good ware in your realm, but will take time to utter. Besides this he desires to buy those alums which I bought of the Spanish merchants, Fernando Dassa and Martin Lopes, at the price you gave; and to pay for them in so many years as it will take to sell them in your realm, viz. seven years, your realm spending about 4,000 quintals yearly; and he offers to pay the whole out of hand if you will abate interest for the years paid in advance. I know that you will not hearken to any such bargain when by selling it as occasion serves you may gain in less time 30,000 angels, besides the profits of your lead, whereby you shall gain 6,000 or 7,000 mks. above "any sale that ever I knew made for your Majesty," and the custom both of lead and alum. Also they here and all others who need alum must come into England for it. Thirdly, he offers to serve you next summer for six months, beginning in April, May or any other month, with 100,000 cr. monthly upon the obligation of London, if you will take therewith a jewel which he values at 100,000 cr. The said Jasper has set forth all these his offers in writing herewith.
It is to be considered whether the Emperor is likely to have war this year or not; for, if he have, it shall be your profit to appoint for money before he begins to seek it. The Frenchmen say here that their King will be more forwards with his armies by sea and land this year than last. He has taken up in Lyons all the money he could get, viz. 400,000 cr., at 16 or 18 per cent. Jasper Dowche told me that the Emperor would not tarry in Gelderland above 10 days, but go thence into Almeyn; "and from thence after an order taken by him with th'Almaynes, would make a voyage into Affryke."
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.:—February 1546.
R. O. 2. Statement of Jasper Duchy's offers described in § 1.
French. Slightly mutilated, pp. 2. Endd.: Thoverture made by Mr. Stephen Vaughan to Jasper Duche for themprunture of certain soomes of money. 1546.
31 Jan. 143. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. By Francis, yesternight late, received Paget's letter, and, seeing the King's trust in him, will use all his wits to obtain the King's desires. Signified by his servant yesterday what might be done, and only tarries the King's answer. Paid his man yesterday only costs thitherwards; and begs Paget to return him hither with money for his charges. Andwerp, last of January.
"I wish in my heart that the King's Majesty should keep th'Almayns in his friendship and to beware of th'Emperor, for he is like to have trouble with th'Almayns. I keep by me 675l. "being a rest that I received of Bartilmew Compaigne. I would hear from you what I should do with all the rest of Bart. money I sent to Calles."
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1545.
31 Jan. 144. Charles V.
R. O.
XV., 118.
Ratification of the treaty of Utrecht (reciting the text, viz., the Imperial counterpart, which names the Emperor and his commissioners first and styles Henry only of England, France and Ireland, king "etc.") Utrecht, last day of January, 1546, imp. 26, reg. 31. Signed: Charles. Seal appended (broken).
Lat. Large parchment.
R. O. 2. Contemporary copy of § 1.
Lat., pp. 14. With marginal annotations in Lord Burghley's hand.
Galba B.,
x., 324.
B. M.
3. Later copy (fn. n5) of the English counterpart of the treaty, ending with the Emperor's ratification of it at Utrecht, 31 Jan., as if signed by Charles and secretary Bave.
Latin, pp. 10.
Lansd. MS.
154 f. 234.
B. M.
4. Modern copy of § 1.
Pp. 14.

31 Jan.
145. Chamberlain to Paget.
R. O. Has written sundry letters of his proceedings here against Riffenberghe, before the Emperor's commissaries. On the 23rd inst., ere Riffenberghe came, Mons. de Ecke asked the writer to answer a question, viz., "against whom the King's Majesty had hired Riffenbergh for to serve." Did Riffenbergh "levy his people in the name of a Christian prince for the defence of the Christian religion and the Gospel?" Replied that Riffenbergh had no such commission, as his "bysteling" and the instructions of the writer and his colleagues, and also the King's letters, should prove; and desired that Riffenbergh should not be suffered to slip away until the Emperor might be convinced of this. The Emperor's commissaries said that the Emperor had Riffenbergh's own letters "written to certain Protestants in that behalf," and were sure that from the first he was commanded not to enter France,—"which they meant of the Landsgrave." Afterwards, when both parties had been heard and had delivered allegations, Mons. de Ecke said that he would be sorry that the King should "more meddle with that nation," who might here get substantial gentlemen to lead 200 or 300 horsemen (and the Emperor would look through his fingers thereat), naming the Sieur de Braeckele, dwelling about Fryseland (cousin to Mons. de Yvesom of whom Chamberlain wrote before), and, for a couple of ensigns of footmen, Egbert van Dieberen and Bernard Kettell, who were good soldiers, although the latter would "robbe and polle in his musters" as all men of war do; of such captains the King might have right if they did not their duty, and for a larger number it needed but a word to the Emperor to have Mons. de Bueren or Mons. de Howstraecht for coronel, who should bring good men and serve for affection and honor rather than for money. Asks what answer to make Mons. de Ecke, who bids him in anywise to beware of Curte Pennynke and such others as come to offer service.
Riffenbergh alleges such false excusations as were never heard; but the writer charges him hardly and produces witnesses that saw his dealings. Would send copy of the process, but has no time to copy it, as they appear every second day. Hopes to obtain justice and be rid hence ere the Emperor departs for Germany, who goes hence to Nymega in Gueldres on Wednesday (fn. n6) next and so to Mastricht. If Mr. Fane comes over again, as is reported, please take order with him for the 1,000 cr. "he had of me, of the King's treasure, and xxli and odd besides, as Mr. Mason can tell you, that I may stand sure for life or death." God "lend" you and my good lady health and honour. Utrecht, last of January, 1545.
P.S.—Here is Sebastian Lucas sent by my lords of the Council to assist me, as knowing Riffenbergh's dealings. He thanks you that he is accepted to the King's service with 40l. a year.
Hol., pp. 5. Add. Sealed. Endd.: 1545.
146. [The Earl of Surrey's Children to their Father.]
Hadr. Junii
Epistolæ. 89.
How much joy to us your children, how much to your noble father, how much to your renowned sister the Duchess (Duci), how much to your dear wife our parent, in short to all your household, your unexpected return will have brought no tongue can declare. The sides of this little body certainly cannot express it. All congratulate you on your return after so often defeating the French and vindicating the royal authority so well. We congratulate also the King and the country on having had you for Viceroy, &c., "dum Gallis, præter invidiam, ploratum tuique horrorem reliquum feceris nihil. Dixi."
Headed by the Editor of Junius's letters: "Henrico Com. Surriano Bononiæ, Picardiæ Proregi (ut puto)."
147. Lodgers near the River.
R. O. "The searche of Estsmythefeelde, searched by Sir Arthure Darcie."
Being a description of the strangers lodged there, viz.:—"Coynrotte Pole, cutler, working with one John Frencheman at the Towre Wharffe, being a Dutchman, free denizen, and of the age of xxviijtie years, and hath been here xj. years and lodged at John Sexton's for one night only; a tall man. Godfraye Vanerike, joiner, servant to Richard Pie, dwelling within Blacke Chaple Towne, Dutchman, is lodged at the said John Sexton's house for one night only, being of the age of 45 years and of a mean stature." Tyse Lewis, brewer, dwelling with Mr. Michaell within Petie Wales for 3 years, Dutchman, not denizen, aged 35, tall, at Harmonde Brewer's for "that night only." Win. Bowman, Dutchman, 30, no master, has been 8 days in England, tall, at Harmonde Brewer's house since his coming. Henry Variroke and Godfrey Vancombre, Dutchmen, 26, mean men, with Mr. Miter, tailor, in Blanchappleton for one quarter of a year, lodged at Harmonde Brewer's for that night only. Ric. Haynes, master gunner, Thos. Willde, master gunner's mate, and John Grymsbye, gunner, of the Rose Lyon, Englishmen, tarrying the setting forth of the same ship, lodged at Thos. Harrys' house for ten days. Nich. Clercke, shipowner, Englishman, dwelling in Wynshalf, having business with the Vice-Admiral, lodged at Rog. Johnson's for 2 days.
ii. "The searche of St. Katherine's Lane with the Mercate Place there," viz.:—Conredde Blainkeston, 36, gunner out of wages, born in High Douchelande, lodged in Thos. Lee's since Saturday was sevennight, here to serve (as he did last year 15 months in the Newe Barke under Mr. Tyrrell and in the Rose Lyon this winter). Wm. Richardson, 22, smith, born in Yorkshire, lodged at the said Thos. a Lee's since yesternight, seeking work, last served Wm. Browne of Stratforde Langthorne for two days and before that Wm. Clercke of Chensforde a fortnight without wages. Ant. Menell, 60, born in Yorkshire, lodged in Ric. Creekes house one night and has lodged at the sign of Three Nunnes without Allegate since Martenmas, abides here "for counsaille of the Lawe." John Thomson, singleman, 30, gunner, born in Lincoln, at Creekes house four nights, here to serve where he shall be appointed (as last year in the Newe Barke and Rose Lyon). Ant. Leache, 40, purser, born in Lancashire, at Creekes house this sevennight, served in the Great John Evangelist Judde five months, here to recover his health and now ready to serve where appointed. Robt. Fillippes, tall, 25, in Creekes house these three weeks, labourer, serves a tiler for 6d. a day at my Lady Lee's house in Hogges Denne, last abode with Mr. Wharton, comptroller of my lord of Norfolk's household, who dismissed him for his light conditions. Nich. Coyner, Dutchman, singleman, shoemaker, lodged in Anne Rogers' house two days, repaired out of the West Country, at Hamble, to procure passage to his own country. John White, mariner, single, Irishman, tall fellow, 24, in Anne Rogers' house two nights, here "at surgery," hurt in the Mynion before Christmas (where he served two years), now almost able to serve where appointed. Thos. White, mariner, Irishman, 23, tall, in Anne Rogers' house this sevennight, here to serve where appointed, served last with John Browne of Callaice till Monday was fortnight. Dirrike Doucheman, shoemaker, in Rol. Armeson's house since Christmas, at surgery, maimed in one hand at a fray within St. Katharine's. Ant. Bere, singleman, born in London, lodged in Alice Croswelles house three nights, ready to serve (as he did last year in the Meistres and came from Bulloyn on Sunday was sevennight). John Barne, gunner, singleman, born in Norwich, in Croswelles', here to serve where appointed (as he did till yesterday was sevennight in the Christopher Counstable). Geoff. Symson, carpenter, born in Norfolk, 30, tall, in John Watson's house two days, to serve where appointed (as he did all this winter in the Jesus of Callaice).
Pp. 6.
R. O.
2. "The searche of Saint Katherynes .... by, searched by Sir Anthonye Knevet," viz.:—The master and four mariners of a hoy called the Sampson of Rosindale, "able and sufficient persons," Flemings, in Michael Mursman's house since their coming hither eight days ago, tarrying for their freight of wool and other merchandise. John Tynnham, Ant. Andreson and John Newball, the eldest not above 35, able Englishmen, without wives or children, lodged in Walter Benwelles house six days, retained to go in one of the King's new ships. John Broune, Englishman, master of the Mary Awderm, lodged in the same house 10 days, very sick. Ric. Skinner, of Lie, Essex, 40, able and sufficient to serve, lodged there 6 days, tarrying freight of a crayer whereof he is owner and master. Thos. Solimant, 35, Englishman born, master of Anthony Ager's bark, lodged there three days, tarrying freight. John Broune, Hen. Watson, and Hen......, under 30, Englishmen, able, appointed gunners in the Gennet, lodged at John Richardes house six days, tarrying her setting forth. Nic. Clerk, Englishman, 30, able, in John Johnson's house three days, tarrying freight of a ship of his own. Cornelis Symons de Durdriche in Flanders, 40, in Cornelis Mighell's house three nights, came from Ipswich where he had been three weeks, tarrying receipt of merchandise from Mr. Hudson. Mich. Tyse, Fleming, 30, lodged there five nights, came from Calleis, tarries for merchandise which he has laden in one Williams' ship. Arnold Frederick, Fleming, 30, came thither on the same business. Hanns Adhams, Fleming, 20, lodged there three weeks, seeking work as a caster of guns. Jas. Peter, Fleming, 25, lodged there 14 days, tarries about sale of merchandise he brought. Pies de Feraier, 19, lodged there a quarter of a year as factor for a merchant of his country. Gerom Somme de Broke, Fleming, 58, and his son Jacob de Ayde, lodged there three weeks, tarrying sale of garden seeds and other things which he brought. Reignold Trushe and Simon Thrushe, Dutchmen, in Ric. Jetter's house eight days, tarrying for a suit to the King's Council for losses sustained by the Frenchmen. Mathew Light, of Humber, 40, in Francis van Shen's house six days, "and is captain of a number of his countrymen and tarrieth the King's pleasure." Harman van Breman, Fleming, 40, and Jerome Helt and Jas. Kell, his servants, lodged there this two days, tarrying for a vessel of his which should come hither with wheat. Edw. Collins, Englishman, 40, and John Ellis his servant, in Thos. Hall's house four days, tarrying the setting forth of the Gennet. Andrew Bristowe, 24, tall, born in the Isle of Wight, not married, in Thos. Hall's four days, came from Wight and tarries to go with Collyns, one of the King's gunners.
Pp. 4.
Jan. 148. Documents Signed by Stamp.
R. O. "Hereafter ensueth a bridgement of all such bills, warrants, letters, and other writings, to the number of a hundred thirty and five which the King's Majesty hath caused me, William Clerc, to stamp with his Highness' secret stamp, at sundry times and places, in the month of January ao xxxvijmo dicti Regis Henrici Octavi, in the presence of Sir Anthony Dennye, knight."
[As many of these entries refer to documents calendared elsewhere among the Grants and in the Augmentation Enrolment Books, which will be found described at the end of each part of this volume, such entries are In this abstract abbreviated; and the reference G. (for Grant), A. i. (for Augmentation "Offices") and A. ii. (for Augm. "Life Grants") appended. It will be noticed that this list occasionally mentions circumstances connected with the grants which are not given in the deeds themselves.]
1 "A lettre sy phered." (fn. n7)
2. "A warrant for Mr. Vaughan's diett." (fn. n7)
3. "A yearly pension of 250l. for Jasper Duchie, Florentine during his life." (fn. n7) G. 1 Jan.
4. "A sauf conduyte for the shipps whiche conveyeth the allauo." (fn. n7) G. 2 Jan.
5. Warrant to Chancellor of Augmentations for 400 fodder of lead for Fardynando Dassa and Peter Lopes. (fn. n7) G. 2 Jan.
Item, at Hampton Court, 3 Jan., in presence of Sir Ant. Dennye.
6. "A discharge to the city of Lincoln for their 15th granted to your Majesty the last Parliament because they and others should put no proviso into th'Act.' At the suit of your attorney. G 9 Jan.
7. William Tyrrell. Lease. Examined by Mr. Moyle. At the suit of my lord Admiral. G. 22 Jan.
8. Henry Knolles. Licence. G. 15 March.
9. Thomas Pulforde. Office. At suit of Sir Ant. Dennye. G. 30 Jan.
10. "A warrant to the Exchequer to discharge William Fermour of a casket and the stuff therein contained, late William Leesons, clerk, and of 12l. 3s. 10d. which your Majesty giveth to him, in reward, for his charges. At the suit of your Majesty's attorney."
11. Henry Nevell. Annuity, A. ii. 13 March.
12. Henry Parker. Pardon for slaying "by chance medley." G. 1 Feb.
13. Warrant to treasurer of the Chamber for 30l. yearly to the Clerk of the Closet to pay "four poor priests that prayeth at Wyndesour, Eaton, Westminster and St. Stephyns." Preferred by Sir Thomas Henneage.
14. Warrant dormant to the Great Wardrobe for yearly apparel to John Rudd, clerk of the Closet, "as other clerks have had," Preferred by Henneage.
15. Richard Rudd, M.A., to be a fellow in the King's Hall Cambridge, at next vacancy. At the suit of Dr. Redmayn and the Clerk of the Closet; preferred by Henneage.
16. Discharge to Sir John Williams for 1,000l. by him delivered to Sir Thomas Henneage, 22 Dec. last, to your Majesty's use.
17. Sir Edward Northe. Purchase. Examined by Justice Mountague and your Attorney and Solicitor. G. 5 Jan.
18. Discharge to Sir Edm. Peckham, treasurer of the Mints, for 338l. 4s.2d. delivered to Sir Ant. Dennye, 3 Dec. last, to your Majesty's use.
19. The like for 1,000l. paid to James Rufforthe, 8 Dec. last.
20. Doctor Man. Bishopric. Preferred by Sir Ant. Dennye. G. 22 Jan.
21. Bishops of London (sic) and Chichester. Commission to consecrate the said Man. Pref. by Dennye. G. 22 Jan.
22. Doctor Man. Licence. Pref. by Dennye. G. 22 Jan.
23. Henry Herdeson. Office. At suit of Sir Ric. Page and Sir T. Henneage. G. 20 May.
24. James Crane. To be captain of the bulwark beside Gravesende, with 12d. a day, for life. Subscribed by my lord Admiral.
25. Francis Graunt. Similarly captain of the bulwark at West Tylburie, Essex.
26. Richard Hailing D.D. Presentation. At suit of Dr. Owen. G. 10 Jan.
27. "A warrant to the Great Wardrobe for certain apparel and necessaries delivered to Mrs. Bassett, one of the Queen's Highness' maidens against Whitsontyde last."
28. A like warrant for apparel and necessaries delivered against Christmas last.
29. Warrant to the Exchequer to discharge William Cavendisshe, of London, of 2 033l 16d. by him received for the temporalities of Elie in the vacation of the see after Bishop West's death; which money he paid to the late Lord Crumwell, attainted, to your Majesty's use. Subscribed by the Privy Council.
30. Faversham, Kent. Incorporation. Subscribed by the Chancellor of the Augmentations. G. 27 Jan.
31. Lord St. John. Stewardship. Subscr. by Chanc. of Augm. A. i. 18 Jan.
32. Sir Thomas Moyle. Gift. Examined and subsc. by Chan. of Augm. "upon the report of your Majesty's pleasure declared to him by Sir William Harbert." G. 21 Jan.
33. John Chesshire. of the Privy Kitchen, and Silvester Glassopp and Simon Cleybourn, of the Woodyard. Moiety of a forfeiture amounting to 29l.; the forfeiture of 22l. 16s. given them in September last having been taken by my lady of Cleves' servants under a previous grant. At suit of my lord Privy Seal.
34. Richard Tooke. Captain of Sandowne castle, Kent. At suit of Sir Thomas Seymour. A. i., 20 April.
35. Warrant to Chanc. of Augm., "as well for stone at Abingdon as also for stone, lead and 'ferment' at the late Crossed Freers in London to be employed upon your Majesty's buildings at Westminster.
36. Thomas Marshe. Office. At suit of the General Surveyors. G. 18 Jan.
37. Edward Basshe. Office. At suit of the General Surveyors G 16 Jan.
38. Anthony Brakenburie, one of the Gentlemen Ushers. Customership at Newcastle which Thomas Braken had. At suit of Sir Thos. Cawerden.
39. William Waye. Office. Preferred by Sir T. Cawerden. G. 14 Jan.
40. Doctor Leighton. Licence. G. 3 March.
"Item, at Hampton Court 7 Januarii. In the presence of Sir Anthony Denny."
41. Warrant to the Exchequer to pay mayor and aldermen of London 10,000l. st., out of the first payment of this last subsidy; which money they (as a loan to your Majesty) delivered to Sir Edmond Peckham. Preferred by my lord Chancellor.
42. Warrant to Peckham to deliver to John Mershe, as well the said 10,000l. received of the mayor and aldermen as also 10,000l. more out of your Majesty's mints to be conveyed to Mr. Richard Southwell at Boloigne for garrisons and other charges there. Preferred by the lord Chancellor.
43. "Certain ordinances for the ministrations of victuals for the victualling of Boloign, Basseboloign, th' Old Man and the Yong Man." Preferred by my lord Chancellor.
Item, at Hamptoncourte 8 Jan. In presence of Sir Anthony Denny.
44. Sir Ant. Wingfelde and John Ayer, Office. Subscribed by the Chancellor of the Augmentations. A. i., 12 Jan.
45. Wm. Copeland. Presentation. At the suit of Sir Thomas Henneage. G. 14 Jan.
46. Ric. Bunny. Office. At suit of Sir T. Henneage and Sir Edm. Peckham. Subscr. by Chanc. of Augm. A. i., 16 March.
47. Letter to the bishop of Bath to grant a 40 years' lease of Commysburie lordship, Soms., to Dr. Owen, your physician.
48. Alaunt Randall. To be an almsman at Rochester. (fn. n8)
49. Thomas Colman. The like at Canterbury. (fn. n8)
50. John Watson. The like at Elie. (fn. n8)
51. Joan Lucas. Pardon. G. 28 Jan (fn. n8)
52. Warrant to the Chancellor of Augmentations to sell certain advowsons to the clear value of 80l. to the mayor and commonalty of Lincoln "to be impropried for the dischardge of Burgh chauntrie." (fn. n8)
53. George Wood. Wardship of Roland Laken. G. 5 Feb. (fn. n9)
54. John Beduell. Wardship of Henry Belingham. (fn. n9)
55. Lord Wharton. Wardship of Katharine, Ursula and Mabelle Carnabie. (fn. n9)
56. Sir Thomas Henneage. Wardship of Frances Worteley. (fn. n9)
57. Sir John Perient. Wardship of John Singleton. (fn. n9)
58. Sir Anthony Browne. Wardship of Lord Dacre's son.
59. Cicely Pasmere. Wardship of Dionise Pasmere. G. 20 May. (fn. n9)
60. Paul Gresham. Government of Agnes and John Bury, late of Walsingham, Norf., being lunatic. (fn. n10)
61. Sir Anthony Nevel. Wardship of Richard Topclif. G. 5 Feb (fn. n10)
62. Edward Saunders. Wardship of Mark Saunders. (fn. n10)
63. Richard Norton. Wardship of Henry Johnson. (fn. n10)
64. Brian Bankes. Wardship of John Trayne. (fn. n10)
65. John Brysco. Wardship of John Brysco. G. 21 May. (fn. n10)
66. Thomas Crawster. Wardship of Edm. Crawster. (fn. n10)
67. Michael Wentworth. Wardship of Gerves Storres. (fn. n10)
68. "Sir Thomas Henneage's book, signed in four sundry places, that is to say, in two places for all his receipts, and in other two places for all the payments, to and for your Majesty's privy affairs from the first day of July ao 36to unto the last day of December ao 37mo. Examined by Mr. Bristowe."
Item, at Hamptoncourte, 9 Jan. In presence of Sir Anthony Denny.
69. Letter to bp., dean and chapter of Exeter that whereas upon your former letters they were content to lease their manor and hundred of Credyton to Sir Thomas Darcye for 30 years, to let him have a lease of the same for 80 years.
70. Warrant to the Great Wardrobe "for certain stuff [and] workmanship delivered for your Majesty's apparel." Subscribed by Mr. Cicell.
71. The like for "certain stuff and workmanship delivered for the Prince's Grace's apparel." Subscr. by Cicell.
72. Warrant to treas. of Tenths to pay 698l. 3s. 2d. to William Ibgrave, embroiderer, for stuff and workmanship employed upon your Majesty's apparel, and 90l. 7s. 4d. to Thomas Ibgrave, embroider, for the like for the Prince. Subscr. by Cicell.
Item, at Hamptoncourte, 10 Jan. In presence of Sir Ant. Denny.
73. Letter to the bp. of Lincoln to lease for 21 years lands called Beristed to Richard Darington, one of your footmen. At suit of Sir Wm. Harbert.
74. "A commission for the advancement of fine gold to 51s. the ounce from the first day of this month of January henceforth." At suit of Sir Edmund Pekham.
75. John Wynde. Office. At suit of Sir E. Pekham. G. 1 Feb.
76. Ant. Guydott, merchant of Florence, and others. Passport for 12 ambling horses or geldings provided for the Duke of Florence. Preferred by the Master of the Horse.
Item, at Hamptoncourte, 16 Jan. In presence of Sir Ant. Denny.
77. Letter to the vice-chancellor of Oxford and others to view "the foundations, statutes and ordinances of every college and house there, with the value of their lands and possessions." Preferred by the Chancellor of Augmentations.
78. The like to vice-chancellor, &c., of Cambridge.
Item, at Hampton Court, 17 Jan. In presence of Sir Ant. Denny.
79. John Bromesfelde. To be yeoman usher of your Chamber vice John Willesdon, with 3d. a day. Subscr. by Mr. Vicechamberlain.
80. John Catcote. Office. Examined by Mr. Moyle and subscribed by Mr. Vicechamberlain. G, 7 Feb.
81. Warrant dormant to the Great Wardrobe for yearly apparel to Thomas Moyle. yeoman of the Leash, vice John Willesdon. At suit of Mr. Harbert.
82. Clement Harleston. Fee. Preferred by Sir T. Henneage. G. 4 Feb.
83. Reynold Jones. To be yeoman of the Guard at next vacancy. Preferred by Sir T. Henneage.
84. John Chamber. To be an almsman at Peterborough at next vacancy. At suit of Mr. Pen.
85. John Wright. Office. Subscr. by Sir Ric. Lee. G. 1 Feb.
86. Thomas Petyte. Office. Subscr. by Sir R. Lee. G. 1 Feb.
87. Thomas Barwell. Office. Subscr. by Sir R. Lee. G. 1 Feb.
88. Stephen Brakenburie, gentleman usher. To have a tenement in Clerkenwell beside London, being 40s. by year, wherein he now dwells, for life, rent free. Subscr. by the lord Great Master and the Chancellor of Augmentations. (Compare A. 38 Hen. VIII., ii., 13 Aug.)
89. Edward Cooke. Office. Subscr. by Mr. Vicechamberlain. G. 11 Feb.
90. "A warrant to the Great Wardrobe for certain pieces of 'saies' delivered to Mr. Raynesforde for the trimming of the Parliament Chamber." Preferred by Sir T. Henneage.
91. "A letter for Sir Leonard Beckwith's admission to be one of your Majesty's Council at Yorke in the lieu of Sir Thomas Tempest."
92. "A warrant for 100 marks to be paid to him yearly for his fee during your Majesty's pleasure."
93. Warrant to Great Wardrobe for apparel to your "musicians and minstrels." Preferred by the earl of Essex.
94. Richard Ewer, clk. Presentation. At suit of Dr. Owen. G. 27 Jan.
95. Roger Basing Lease. Subscr. by Chanc. of Augmentations. A. ii. 11 Feb.
96. "Charles Brandon and the Lady Elizabeth Straungways, his wife." Lease. Subscr. by Chanc. of Augm. A. ii., 23 Jan.
97. "A letter to the President and Council at Yorke to call the Lady Bulmer before them, and see that John Rous, gent., be recompensed, as well for all such apparel as he bought for her under hope of marriage as also for his charges and expenses in the time of their drawing together."
98. Richard Blunt. Office. Examined by Sir Ric. Southwell, and at suit of Sir Thomas Speake. G. 13 Feb.
99. Guill'm Scroth, painter. Annuity. A. ii. 20 Jan.
100. Anthony Marquis Palavasine. Annuity. A. ii., 24 Jan.
101. Earl of Hertford. "Purchase." Subscr. by Chanc. of Augmentations, G. 20 May.
102. Wilde and others. Pardon. G. 22 Jan.
103. Ric. Grames. "Gift." Subscr. by Chanc. of Augm., and the Privy Council. G. 20 Jan.
104. Sir Francis Leake. Office. Subscr. by the Privy Council. A. I. undated.
105. "An indenture between your Majesty and him for the sure keeping of the same." Subscr. by Pr. Council.
106. Letter to bp. of Exeter to lease his park and lordship of Chidley to John Ayleworth, for 21 years, at the accustomed rent.
107. "A letter to the mayor and aldermen of London to admit Giles Harryson, brewer, into the freedom and fellowship of that city. At the suit of Mr. Sharington."
108. Henry Twiforde. Reversion of an annuity of 10 mks. which his mother, Mrs. Blaunche Marburye, has for life. At the suit of Master of the Horse.
109. Sir Ric. Southwell. Annuity of 200l. "which Sir John Daunce did surrender." Preferred by Sir T. Cawerden. G. 13 Feb.
110. Mrs. Addington and Ric. Brickett. Office. Pref. by Sir T. Cawerden. G. 20 Feb.
111. David Marten. Allowances. At suit of Sir T. Cawerden. G. 1 Feb.
112. Ric. Norrys. Office. Pref. by Seer. Peter. A. i. 20 Jan.
113. Ralph Arrowesmyth. Office. Pref. by Seer. Peter. A. i. 20 Jan.
Item, at Hamptoncourt 24 Jan. In presence of Sir Ant. Dennye.
114. A letter of "reteyndour" for Conrade Pennynke and his band. (fn. n11)
115. A letter commendatory for Court Pennynke. (fn. n11)
116. A passport for him. (fn. n11)
117. A pension of 250l. for him. G. 25 Jan. (fn. n11)
118. An annuity of 62l. 10s. for Gentill Dierbyn. (fn. n11)
119. An annuity of 40l. for Sebastian Lucas, Clevoy. (fn. n11) A. (38 Hen. VIII.) ii. 3 May.
120. An annuity of 40l. for Lucas Fringer. (fn. n11)
121. A letter of answer to Countie Ludovico Rangon. (fn. n11)
122. John Josselyn, Serjeant of the Pantry. Gift to him and his heirs male of land worth 5 mks. yearly. At the request of Mr. Hare.
123. A letter to the bp. of Bathe to lease in reversion, for 21 years, a house in Wells, which Doctor Chamber has for life, to Richard Daye, your Majesty's servant.
124. "A letter to Alice Moore, widow, in the favour of Roland Hunt, groom of the Chamber, for marriage." (fn. n12)
125. Henry and Edward Conwey. Pardon. Subscr. by your Councillors in Wales. (fn. n12) G. 28 March.
126. A pardon for Thomas ap Rees Ll'n David, late of Kynvelkayo in Wales, yeoman, condemned for theft. Subscr. by your Councillors in Wales. (fn. n12)
127. "A pardon of two recognisances forfeited by William Sturges and James Leche for lack of appearance of two prisoners which were taken up to serve your Majesty on the seas the last year and are not yet known to come home again." (fn. n12)
128. Katharine Preston "who, as Justice Browne thought in conscience, was condemned of malice for a robbery." Pardon. G. 12 Feb. (fn. n12)
129. John Pykes. Lease. G. 19 Feb. (fn. n12)
Item, penultimo die Januarii. In the presence of Sir Anthony Dennye at Westminster.
130. Sir Edw. Wotton and Sir Edw. Braye. Commission. Subscr. by my lord Chancellor. G. 12 Feb.
131. "A letter of credence for the earl of Hertford and my lord Admiral lately addressed unto Boloigne." Pref. by Seer. Pagett.
132. Sir Wm. Pagett. Exchange. Subscr. by Chanc. of Augmentations. G. 31 Jan.
133. Indenture for the same exchange, similarly subscribed.
134. Warrant to the Chancellor of Augmentations to appoint benefices of your Majesty's gift to the yearly value of 60l. or under to be "impropried" to the dean and chapter of Paules in London, in recompense of Drayton manor and other lands in co. Midd. which they have granted to Sir Wm. Pagett, who shall pay your Highness for the patronage and advowsons of the same "after the common rate."
135. A letter to the mayor and aldermen of London to admit Giles Harrison, beer brewer, into the freedom and fellowship of that city. At suit of Mr. Sharington. A previous letter for this, signed on the 17th inst., was not made in due form and was therefore "repulsed by Mr. Secretary Pagett."
Paper roll of seven leaves written on the one aide only.
R. O. 2. Copy of the above on parchment without the subheadings indicating the several occasions when the stamp was used. Signed: W. Clerc.
Roll of four membranes.
149. Grants in January, 1546.
1. Richard Tenaunt. To be receiver of the lands of Lenton priory, vice John and Thomas Holcroft, who surrender their pat. of 13 Feb. 31 Hen. VIII. in order that this may be made. Hampton Courte, 27 Dec. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 5, m. 6.
2. Gasper Duchye, Florentine. Annuity of 250l., to be paid by the Treasurer of the Chamber, from Michaelmas last. Del. Hampton Court, 1 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 14, m. 20.
3. Ferdinand Dassa and Martin Lopes, merchants of Spain dwelling in Antwerp. Licence to import at London or Southampton, in pursuance of a bargain with Steph. Vaughan, as the King's factor, certain alum of Civita Vecchia in Italy, brought from Cadix in Andalusia and elsewhere in Spain; with special protection for ships thus laden with alum, and also licence to export lead. Del. Hampton Court, 2 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. French roll 37 Hen. VIII., m. 5.
4. Julian Evans. To be clerk of the King's Council in the principality of Southwales and Northwales and in cos. Salop, Heref., Glouc., Worc., Chesh. and Flynt and in the marches of Wales, vice Thomas Hakluyt, dec. Del. Hampton Court, 4 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (subscribed by Wriothesley and Sir Nic. Hare). Pat. p. 14. m. 20.
5. The Benevolence. Form of a county commission to conclude with the King's subjects upon the Benevolence and appoint collectors. Greenwich, 5 Jan. Pat. 37 Hen. VIII., p. 2, m. 2. Rymer, XV. 84.
*** This commission, although enrolled in 37 Hen. VIII., was really issued in January 36 Hen. VIII. See Vol. XX.
6. Sir Edward Northe, Chancellor of Augmentations, and Dame Alice his wife. Grant, in fee to the said Sir Edward (for his services and for 7,337l. 6s. 8d. paid to the King's own hands, and 500 mks, paid by the King's consent to Thomas abp. of Canterbury), of the lordship and manor of Mayfeld alias Maighfelde, and parks of Maughfelde and Frankeham. Suss., free warren within the parks of Maughfelde and Frankeham, the rectories and the advowsons of the vicarages of Mayghfelde alias Maughfelde and Wadehurst, the manors of Harrowe alias Harrowe on the Hill, Woodhall, Heese alias Heyse, Hegegton and Sudburye, Midd., the advowson of the rectory and vicarage of Hayes alias Heese, the park of Pynnour, Midd., with free warren therein, and the manor and the advowson of the rectory of Tryng, Herts,—abpric. of Canterbury; the manor and castle of Layborne, Kent, the advowsons of the rectories of Layborne and Ridley, Kent, and Halton, Bucks, and woods in Layborne in tenure of Wm. Jones,—abpric. of Canterbury, and formerly to the mon. of St. Mary de Graciis next the Tower; with all appurtenances of the premises in Mayghfelde, Maughfelde, Wadhurste, Woodhurst and Lamberhurst, Suss., and the other places aforenamed. Hampton Court, 4 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 5 Jan.—P.S. (slightly injured). Pat. p. 14, m. 45.
7. John King of Portugal. Safe-conduct for corn which, owing to scarcity in his country, he has provided by his factors viz., at Antwerp by John Rabelus (13,000 lasts), in France by Dominic Laitton and Arius Curdoza (12,000 tuns) and in North Germany, Denmark and Dantzic by Ant. Marquesius and Francis Rabelus (15,000 lasts); provided that the ships carrying it are in no part owned by Frenchmen or other enemies, and that they have the factor's certificate. Del. 8 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 41. Rymer XV. 84.
8. John Seman alias Tumour, of Norton, Suff. Grant, in fee, for 214l. 18s. 6d., of the lordship and manor of the New Hall alias Malkinshall, Suff., the wood called Ley Woode (12 ac.) in Pakenham, Suff., and all appurtenances of the said manor in Pakenham, Stowe Lantoft and Ixworth, Suff.—Bury St. Edmunds abbey. Del. Westm., 8 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Essex, Browne, Petre, Baker, Sir Ric. Southwell, North, Bacon, and Duke. Pat, p. 16, m. 18.
9. John Vaughan, LL.D., and Katharine his wife. Grant, in fee to the said John, for 216l. of the site, &c., of the late priory or cell of Penbrok alias Mounkton in Southwales, co. Penbroke, the manor of Penbrok alias Monkton, and all appurtenances of the said manor, priory or cell in Mounkton and Penbrok,—St. Albans mon, Herts. Del. Westm., 8 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Faded. (Signed by Russell, Baker, Paget, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, and others whose signatures are illegible.) Pat. p. 16, m. 22; also enrolled at m. 18 but cancelled.
10. Matthew Kent, the King's servant. Licence to export 20 lasts of tanned leather, counting 20 dickers to the last, or else calfskins to the value of so many lasts; and to import 300 tuns of Gascon wine. Hampton Court, 4 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 16, m. 46.
11. City of Lincoln. Exemption from payment of the 200l. payable in the next two years under the Act of the Parliament begun 3 Nov. 37 Hen. VIII. Granting the King two whole fifteenths and tenths. Hampton Court, 5 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
12. Richard Grafton and Edward Whithchurche. Exemplification of letters patent 28 Jan. 34 Hen. VIII., which have been accidentally lost, granting them the monopoly of printing "the masse boke, the grayle, the antiphoner, the hymptnall, the portaunce and the prymer, bothe in Laten and in Englysshe of Sarum use for the Province of Caunterburye." Pat. 37 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16.
13. Richard Hailing alias Ramsey, S.T.P. Presentation to the vicarage of Wellewe, Wells dioc., void by death. Hampton Court, 10 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII. No note of delivery.—P.S. Pat. p. 16, m. 41 (undated).
14. Richard Bethell of Hide next Winchester, Hants. Grant, in fee, for 110l. 17s. 1d., of the house and site of the late abbey of Hide, the abbot's lodging, prior's lodging and other houses within the said site, and certain meadows and closes (names and extents given) in the parish of St. Bartholomew next Winchester, which were in the abbot's own hands at the dissolution of the said abbey and afterwards were leased to Lord Chancellor Wriothesley, rents of 3d. from the tenement of Joan Rogers, widow, 2s. from that of John Bartylmewe, 2s. from that formerly of Rog. Reignold and now of Roger Gunter, and 6d. from that of Wm. Warham, in St. Bartholomew's next Winchester, 10s. from that (the George) of Steph. Bedame, and 13s. 4d. from that called le Harte in the city of Winchester, 18d. from that of John Skelycorne in Tanners Strete, Winchester, 5s. from that called the Charnell House in Winchester, 1½d. from that of John Aleyn within the soke of Winchester, and 4½d. from the hospital of St. Mary Magdalene within the soke of Winchester, also the messuages, etc., in the several tenures of Alex. Coraunte, John Pykerynge, John Denys, Matilda Bone, Robt. Matte, Thos. Lamporte, Alice Pyers, Wm. Vaughan, John Turnour, Gerald Conner alias Harison, Wm. Mone, Ric Bethell Thos. Stephans, Thos. Hocknell, Wm. Sheperde, Robt. White, Wm. Kynge, John Winter, John Barnaby, Wm. Foche, John Denys, John Barnarde, John Power, Wm. Anselme, Thos. Phillippes, John Pratye, Ric. Carvar, Robt. Tibboroughe, Walt. Hibberd, Rog. Gunter. Wm. Broker, Wm. Lambert, Alice Bull, John Dennynge, Wm Jordayne. Luke Raulyns, Andrew Davers, Rog. Groundy, and Thos. West, in the said parish of St. Bartholomew, and of Stephen Bedame, Wm. Calewaye. Hugh Fyssher, Wm. Anselme, John Furber, Wm. Faryngdon, Wm. Welshe and Lucy Waterson in the city of Winchester, two messuages in Colbroke Strete in Winchester, all the messuages, etc., in the several tenures of Rog. Grundye and Wm. Welshe without the Westgate of Winchester, a messuage in tenure of Ric. Parys within the soke of Winchester, the messuages in the several tenures of John Corfe, Robt. Samwell and Ric. Pette at Bublescrosse near Winchester, a garden at Durne Gate next Winchester, a messuage in tenure of John Wyntreshull in Worthy Mortymer, Hants, and all messuages in the city and suburbs of Winchester which belonged to the said abbey,—Hyde abbey. Also a shop lately in tenure of John James and now of John Wynnall beside Estgate in the parish of St. Peter de Colbroke, Winchester,—St. Mary's mon., Winchester; a fishery called Soham Mere in Soham next the Isle of Ely, Camb., with a messuage and half an acre of meadow there, in tenure of John Spilman,—Bury St. Edmund's mon., Suff. Except the advowson of the vicarage of St. Bartholomew next Winchester, all buildings of and beside the church of the late mon. of Hide not assigned to the farmer, and lead, timber, glass, iron, stones and slate upon the cloister, chapter house, dormitory and other buildings not assigned to the farmer and in and upon the Gate house of the said late mon., and the lead, (save in gutters and windows) upon the buildings assigned to the farmer. Del. Westm., 11 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (slightly injured, signed by Essex, Browne, Petre, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell and others whose signatures are illegible). Pat. p. 14, m. 28.
15. William Waye, a yeoman of the Guard. To be bailiff of the lordship or manor of Toriton, Devon, with 4d. a day and profits as enjoyed by Edw. Vaux and Hen. Wheler, from Mich. 35 Hen. VIII., since which date he has exercised the office. Hampton Court, 10 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Jan—P.S. Pat. p. 14, m. 21.
16. William Copeland, clk, King's chaplain. Presentation to the rectory of Aston Clynton, Linc. Dioc., void by death, Hampton Court. 8 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 16. m. 41.
17. John Halile and Elizabeth his wife and Robert Halile his brother. Grant, in fee to the said John, for 219l. 0s. 10d., of the lordship and manor of Gilman by, co. Richmond, and closes, messuages, etc. (specified), in the several tenures of Chas. Dent, Hen. Pynkney, George Alderson, Isabel Whitwell, Ric. Hawmeby, Agnes Whitell, Ant. Whitell, Thos. Taillour, John and Ralph Garth, John Hawmeby, Giles Hawmeby, Thos. Alderson, Chr. Thomson, the wife of Ralph Rokeby, Ralph Hawmeby, Mich. Wilson, George Hawmeby, Widow Dent, John Whitell and Wm. Hawmeby in Gilmawby (sic) and Cragill, co. Richmond, pertaining to the said lordship or manor, and all other appurtenances of the same,—St. Mary's mon. beside York, and a piece of void ground or 'garden plotte" in the parish of St. Margaret in Lothbury London, 72 ft. long from north to south and 71 ft. wide, leased to Robt. Phillipp, draper, by indenture of 15 March 29 Hen. VIII., for 40 years at the rent of one peppercorn, — Graces mon. next the Tower. Except advowsons. Del. Westm., 15 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Essex, Browne, Petre, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Chydley and Duke). Pat. p. 11, m. 12.
18. Thomas Macham, of Edmondesham, Dors Grant, in fee, for 321l. 14s. 2d., of the lordship and manor of Upwymbourne, Dors., the wood called Okeley Wood in Crambourne parish, Dors., the chief messuage in Upwymbourne and lands in Crambourne parish in tenure of John Chaper and John and Simon his sons,—Tewkesbury mon., Glouc. Except advowsons. Del. Westm., 15 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by St. John, Essex, Browne. Petre, Baker, North, Duke and Chydley). Pat. p. 11, m. 16.
. 19. Sir Thomas Arundel, the Queen's chancellor. Grant, in fee, for his services and for 530l. 6s. 0½d., of the house and site of the late college or chantry of Slapton, Devon, 3 ac. of land and ½ ac. of meadow in Slapton which were occupied by the rector or governor of the said college, the rectories of Slapton and Loddeswell. the manor of Norton, Devon, the manor of Chilternevagge, Soms, the rectory of Powndestoke, Cornw., the advowsons of the vicarages of Loddeswell and Powndestoke, and all possessions of the said college. Del. Westm., 16 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Essex, Browne, Petre, Baker, North, Sir Robt. Southwell, Bacon and Chydley). Pat. p. 11, m. 4.
20. Richard Smythe and Edward Bashe. Office of usher of the Court of General Surveyors, on surrender of pat. 10 April 33 Hen. VIII. Granting the office to the said Richard alone. Hampton court, 6 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 16, m. 42.
21. Thomas Marshe. To be keeper of the house (and records therein) which the King has appointed for the keeping of the records of the Court of General Surveyors; with 6l. 13s. 4d. a year. The preamble states that the King has built a house on the north side of the upper end of Westmynster Hall called the Court of General Surveyors, and has also built a house for the safe custody of the deeds evidences, etc. concerning the lands appointed to the survey of the General Surveyors. Hampton Court, 6 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 35 (dated Hampton Court, 6 Jan.). In English.
22. Richard Greames of Eske in Netherbye, Cumb., yeoman. Grant, in fee, for his services and for 134l. 14s. 2d., of messuages and lands in Watenland, Cumb., in tenure of John Este, John Yowdall, John Langstrey Marmaduke Ellis, Robt. Yowdall, Hugh Yowdall, Edw. Yowdall, John Kirkehed, Thos Kirkehed, John Wylson. Robt. Wylson, the wife of Thos. Langstrey and Gawin, John, Edw. and Thos, Langstrey; and in Stanthwaite, Cumb., in tenure of Hugh Yowdall, sen., John Yowdall, jun., Wm. Yowdall, the wife of Robt. Yowdall, Thos. Yowdall. sen., Ric. Yowdall, John Yowdall, Thos, Yowdall jun., Edw. Ellis, John Ellis, John Byrkhedd and Ric. Benson (the mill); also a messuage with certain lands (names and extents given) in Brathuait, Cumb., in tenure of John Byrkeheed and Chr. Stanger, and a messuage and lands in Grafton, Yorks, in tenure of Robt. Ketton,—Fountance mon., Yorks. Del. Westm., 20 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by St. John, Hertford, Browne. Petre, North, Bacon and Duke). Pat. p. 16, m. 5.
23. Sir Francis Leke. Inspeximus and confirmation to him of a charter of King Hen. III., dated at Clarendon 16 Dec. 37 Hen. III., granting to Wm. de Gray free warren in his demense lands of Sandiager, Derb., of Laundeford, Notts, and of Saxeby. Linc. not within the limits of the King's forest, and also a weekly market on Wednesday at Sandiager and an annual fair there lasting eight days from the eve of St. Giles, unless the said market and fair are to the injury of neighbouring markets and fairs. Witnesses, John de Pless' earl of Warwick, Master W. de Kylkemry (sic), archd. of Coventry; also of another charter of the same King dated Westm., 6 Jan. 40 Hen. III., granting to Peter de Harestan free warren in all his demesne lands of Sutton in Dale Derb. Westm., 20 Jan. Pat 37 Hen. VIII., p. 16. m. 47.
24. Sir Thomas Moyle, one of the General Surveyors. Grant in fee, for his services, of the messuage called Birdes Chauntery Howse, with garden adjoining in Bradford, Wilts, a messuage and garden in Bradford in tenure of Agnes Pantre, widow, 6 messuages with gardens, 40 ac. of land, 200 ac. of pasture, 60 ac. of meadow, 20 ac. of wood, and a third part of a mill in Warmestre and Smalbroke. Wilts, two messuages, three virgates of land (viz. 60 ac. of land, 40 ac. of pasture and 20 ac. of meadow) and a water mill called Birdes Mylle in Staunton parish, Wilts, a messuage and 100 ac. of land, 80 ac. of pasture, 15 ac. of meadow and 30 ac. of wood in Chilton Follyett, Wilts, 20 ac. of land and 20 ac. of pasture in Ham parish, Berks, in tenure of Wm. Wrenne, and all possessions in cos. Wilts and Berks, of William Birde, clk., attainted. Del. Westm., 21 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 18, m. 38.
25. Bishopric of Man. Commission to George bp. of Chichester and Paul bp. of Bristol to consecrate and invest Henry Man, S.T,P., the King's chaplain, as bp. of the Isle of Man. Del. Westm., 22 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 7, m. 1. Rymer, XV. 86.
26. Henry Man, S.T.P., King's chaplain. To be bp. of the Isle of Man, which office, by the death of the last incumbent, has long been void and is in the King's gift; with exemption from paying first fruits in consideration that the island lies near the King's enemies and previous bishops have paid none. Del. Westm., 22 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 9, m. 13. Rymer, XV. 85.
27. Henry Man, bp. of the Isle of Man. Licence, in augmentation of his episcopal dignity, to retain for life his deanery of Chester cathedral and his parish churches of St. Mary on the Hill in Chester and Fynyngley, Notts. Del. Westm., 22 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 9, m. 13. Rymer, XV. 87.
28. William Tyrell, the King's servant. Lease of the manor and windmill of Hatfeld Braddok, Essex, and the courts leet and amercements of tenants and farmers within the forest of Hatfeld, parcel of Buckingham, lands (with reservation of the forest, hay or chace of Hatfeld, the swanmote court, the hundred of Harlowe, etc., specified) for 21 years from Michaelmas which shall be in 1554 and 1551 for manor and mill respectively, or earlier upon surrender or forfeiture of two leases, viz., 27 Oct. 24 Hen. VIII., to Ranulph Hall, of the said manor, etc., and 28 Jan. 21 Hen. VIII. to, Hen. Tyxover, of the mill; at rent of 88l. 3s. 10d. for the manor and 26s. 8d. for the mill. Hampton Court, 9 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 10, m. 12.
29. Stephen Wylde, labourer, Edmund Hodshon, merchant or mercer, John Claxton, gentleman, Edw. Priorman, labourer, Wm. Spicer, labourer, all of Derlington alias Dernton, co. Durham, and John Halle of Hurworth, Dham., alias Robert Halle of Hurworth, husbandman. Pardon for the killing of John Horton or Orton.
The preamble states that it appears by two indictments that they attacked Horton at Nesham, Dham., but the one states that Wylde struck him with a pikestaff on 11 Aug. 37 Hen. VIII., and he died next day, the other states that Hodshon struck the blow and he died instantly on the 12 Aug. Hampton Court, 19 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Jan. Pat. p. 16, m. 42.
30. John Coke, one of the King's footmen. To be feodary of the Duchy of Exeter in co. Devon with the usual fees. Hampton Court, 29 Dec. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm, 22 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 46.
31. Conrad Penninck of Hamborough, the King's servant. Annuity of 250l., during pleasure, to be paid in the Exchequer, from Christmas last. Del. Westm., 25 Jan. 37 Hen. VIIL—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 2.
32. Sir William Petre, one of the two Principal Secretaries, and Dame Anne his wife. Grant, in fee to the said Sir William (for the manor of Peldon, Essex, and other lands sold to the Crown, and for the surrender of certain annuities amounting to 17l., viz. 40s. each from Taunton priory. Edington rectory, Battell abbey, Suthwyke priory, St. Mary Spitell priory, and Godstowe abbey, 4l. from Evesham abbey and 20s. from Marten mon., Surr., and for 177l. 3s. 9d.), of the manor and lordship of Churchstowe, Devon. the chief messuage of Norton in Churchstowe parish with its appurtenances in tenure of Wm. Putte, Joan his wife and John their son,—Buckefasteleujhe mon.; the rectory of Gynge Mounteney, Essex, and all the demesne lands of that priory (sic) of Gyngmontney, lately in tenure of Hen. Wentworth, and the advowson of the vicarage of Gyngmounteney,—Thoby priory and Cardinal Wolcey. Del. Westm., 25 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (signed by Browne, Paget, North, and Bacon). Pat. p. 17, m. 15.
33. Faversham. Charter of incorporation, creating John Seathe mayor until 30 Sept. next, and the said John Seathe, Ric. Dryland, sen., Wm. Castlocke, Thos. Ardern, Steph. Mott, Robt. Coldwell, John Dryland, sen., Louis Marden, Thos. Gate, Wm. Marchall, Thos. Dunkyn and Simon Auncell jurates there. The persons aforenamed, and John Wreake, Ant. Love, Geo. Straunsham, John Dryland, jun., Thos. Straunsham, Wm. Maycote, Thos. Oldfeld, John Pullen, John Snothe, Hen. Phylpott, John Johnson, Ric. Johnson, Jas. Payne, John Gougher, Thos. Hilles, Wm. Vynnour, John Damporte, Edm. Vessey, John Otryngton, Edw. Cooke, Ralph Deakon, Thos. Mason, John Grene, Thos. Tenakre, Wm. Neele, Edw. Gayle, Wm. Wyer, Robt. Whyte, Robt. Grover, Edm. Genyns, John Robynson, John Tyndale, Ric. Swayne, John Collen, John Vaughter, Wm. Hale, Ric. Smythe, Thos. Gorham, Ric. Bonde, Hen. Bonde, John Gylle, Thos. Bargrove. Wm. Hutchynson, and John Colverden to be the freemen of the said town. The mayor and jurates for the time being are authorised to admit from time to time other persons to be jurates and to admit as many as they please to be freemen. The jurates to enjoy the privileges of freemen and to be reputed as freemen. The town to be incorporated by the name of the mayor, jurates and commonalty of the town of Faversham, Kent. Annually, on 30 Sept., the mayor and jurates shall nominate two of the jurates, one of whom shall be elected by the other freemen then present to be mayor for the ensuing year. Other regulations specified.
The mayor, jurates and commonalty to enjoy all property hitherto reputed to belong to the barons of the town or to the mayor and barons, or mayor, barons and commonalty; and the said mayor, jurates and commonalty are hereby licensed to receive property in the parishes and towns of Hartey and Faversham, Kent, and in the parishes of Ycklesham, Gestlyng, Odymer and Brede, Suss., or elsewhere which belonged to Hen. Hatche, dec.
Authority to hold "le portmouth courte" on Mondays, Tuesdays. Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, or oftener if need be, to hold a market in the Market Place on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and all other days called "half holydayes." and to hold an annual fair for seven days beginning on 1 Aug., and another for seven days beginning on St. Valentine's Day. Grant to the mayor, &c., of the messuage called le Gayle in Northstrete within Faversham and the parcel of ground (40ft. by 40ft.) lying to the north of it; and authority to make and use a gaol and prison anywhere within the town. These messuages, lands, fairs, etc., are worth 8l. a year and are to be held in free burgage at an annual rent of 8l. payable to the Court of Augmentations at Michaelmas.
The mayor, jurates and majority of the inhabitants to have authority to make laws for the government of the town as the mayor, jurates and commonalty of Sandwiche do. Hampton Court, 20 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Jan.—P. S. (much injured). Pat. p. 16, m. 34.
34. Richard Ewer, S.T.B., King's chaplain. Presentation to the parish church of Buckland, Glouc., dioc., void by the death of Robt. Walshe, clk., and in the King's presentation by gift pro hac vice of John Somervile of Bordesley. Worc., and Anne his wife executrix of Thomas Evanse, of Worcester, dec. Hampton Court, 22 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 18, m. 35.
35. Joan Lucas, of Foffent, Wilts, spinster, wife of Robert Lucas. Pardon for the murder of Joan Gowme alias Lucas, whom she attacked with a "bedstaff" on 9 March 35 Hen. VIII. inflicting mortal wounds whereof the said Gowme languished until the 29th, when the said Joan Lucas, with both hands, broke her neck and killed her outright. Del. Westm., 28 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 17, m. 18.
36. Ralph Bowland. Lease of the water mill within the manor of Staunton Lacie, Salop, now in his occupation, parcel of the earldom of March; for 21 years from Mich, next; at 20s. rent and 3s. 4d. increase. Del. Westm., 29 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S B. (signed by Daunce and Southwell). Pat. p. 17, m. 10.
37. William Abbott. Grant, in fee, for 668l. 12s. 4d., of the house and site of the late mon. of Hertlande, Devon, with all buildings within the site and the demesne lands (named) in the parish of Stoke St. Nectan's, including a messuage in his tenure beside Harton Mill there, and all "lez duedayes" and services, and works of customary tenants of Herlande (sic.) manor upon the said demesne lands; also a house called le Churchehouse of Hertlande. and the house and shop adjoining it in his tenure, messuages in the several tenures of Hen. Pruste, Ric. Cole, John Kene, tailor, John Bremriche, Alice Robyn, widow, Thos. Buse, and John Kene, glover, in Bery, 14 messuages, etc., in the several tenures of Wm. Lenge, Simon Cruge, Wm. Dawlyn, Rog. Rowe, Thos. Pawlyn, John Furshewere, Barnard Bagilholl, Thos. Snowe, John Cole, Simon Furshewere, Agnes Kene, Wm. Father, Sarah Buen and John Husbond in Saynt Leonardes Leigh, Newton, Bugworthye and Kyrmyston, 6 messuages, &c., in the several tenures of Hugh Pruste, Wm. Fotes, Joan Lyell, Margery Hodge, Isabel Draper and John Quaynse in Mannesley, Tosbery, Tyttesbery and Grendicke, a little grove of "lez allers" in tenure of Wm. Fotes in Filham. woods called Shepiswell Grove alias Sopwell Grove, and Brandes Woode, Prestlenche Woode, Horse Parke, Patteshole Grove, Northwoode and Asshebere Grove (39 ac.) and a wood of 2 ac. beside the said mon. and beside Stony Style there, all which premises lie in the parish of Stoke St. Nectan's,—Hertlande. Also the house and site of the late Grey Friars in Bodmyn alias Bodenham, Cornw., with a house called le gate house and all buildings and gardens within the said site, and all possessions of the said Friars in Bodmyn,—Grey Friars, Bodmin. Also the reversion of the inn called le Beare in the South Street of Exeter, in tenure of Edw. Brygman, granted by pat. 12 June 33 Hen. VIII. to Robt. Phillips and Thos. Bury, of the Chapel Royal, in survivorship; and grant of the said inn called the Beare in tenure of Edw. Bridgeman. — Tavestoke mon. Del. Westm.. 30 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII—S.B. (signed by Essex, Browne, Petre, Sir Ric. Southwell, Sir Robt. Southwell, North, Bacon and Duke). Pat. p. 15, m. 29.
38. Thomas Pulford, an officer of the Pantry. To be door-ward of Rutland castle, co. Flynt, with 6l. 20d. a year as John ap Howell lately had. Hampton Court, 7 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 17, m. 11.
39. Sir William Pagete, the King's Councillor. Grant, in fee (for the manor or late hospital of Kepier, Dham., and other lands sold to the Crown 23 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII., and for his services), of the house and site of the late college of Burton upon Trent, Staff., with all buildings therein except the church and the lead and bells, lordship and manor of Burton upon Trent, the manors of Bramston, Stretton, Harnynglow, Wyghtmere and Anseley, Staff., the grange called Shobnall alias Shovenall, Staff., the manors of Wynshull, Stapenhull, Caldwall, Magna Overa, Parva Overa and Fynderna, Derb., the manor of Alcestre, Warw., the manor of Appulby, Leic, and all lands called Pylathall alias Pellentenhall. Wyston, Dorlaston, Feld, Leigh and Okeover, and all possessions of the said college in Pylathall alias Pellentenhall, Penkeredge, Wyston, Brewood, Dorlaston, Stone, Feld, Leighe. Okeover and Ylum, Staff., and all other lands in Ylum, Staff,, and in Willington Potlock. Wyllyngton Ticknall, Darby, Hunsedon and Thorpe,Derb., and the messuage in St. Sepulchre's parish in the city of London, which belonged to the said college; also the rectories and the advowsons of the vicarages of Burton and Hurst alias Bromley Hurst, Staff., with all possessions of the said college in Burton, Bramston, Stretton, Harnynglow, Wyghtmere, Leigh, Rydwar, Hampstall, Ylum, Caldon, Shene, Grendon, Newton Hamptonsthyng, Blythefeild and Bowre, Staff., in Wynshull, Stapenhall. Staunton Ward, Caldwall, Magna Overa, Parva Overa, Fynderna and Drakelow, Derb., and in Alcestre, Warw.. and all other possession of the said college,—Burton upon Trent. Also the manor of Nantwych. Chesb.,—Sir Anthony Browne. With licence to fortify buildings hereby granted in the parish of Burton and all others which he shall erect in the parish (sic) of Brysingote, Derb., and to impark and enclose 500 ac. of land in Brysingote, with grant of free warren therein.
And whereas, by pat. 6 Feb. 36 Hen. VIII., the King granted the said Sir William the said hospital of Kepyer and all its lands subject to an annual rent of 16l. 15s. 1d. as the tenth; after which date the said Sir William granted to Wm. Eccleston and Hen. Dayle the rectory of Hunstonworth and lands in Hunstonworth, Townffeilde and Darlyngton, parcel of the premises, which rectory and lands are now burdened with the said rent; the King hereby releases Eccleston and Dale, and their heirs and assigns, from that payment, and renounces all title in the rectory of Hunstonworth, a cottage in Darlyngton, and all other lands of the said hospital in Hunstonworth and Townfelde, save for military service. Del. Westm., 31 Jan. 37 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 16, m. 15.
40. Licences to alienate:— (fn. n13)
Edward earl of Hertford, Great Chamberlain, and Anne his wife, to Lord Chancellor Wriothesley. Lands in Buckholte, Wallopp, Tidderleys Ende and Whitewaye, Wilts, and in Wallop, Tidderleys Ende and Whitewaye, Hants. (2nd.) P. 5, m. 47.
Sir Wm. Willoughby to Sir Wm. Drury. Manor of Bradfeld alias Bredfeld, Suff. (2nd.) P. 18, m. 18.
John Wynter, dec, to Wm. Wynter his second son. Pardon for the acquisition by the said Wm. from the said John, without licence, of the manor and advowson of the church of Wyke, Glouc., and woods called Fries Woodes (37 ac.) in Abston parish, Glouc., to the said Wm. and the heirs male of his body, with contingent remainders to George, Ralph, and Wm. Wynter, jun., other sons of the said John, and the heirs male of their bodies. (3rd.) P. 10, m. 4.
Humph. Conyngesby to John Leveson. One third part of a messuage and virgate of land in Banock alias Kank, Staff. (4th.) P. 17, m. 42.
John Tawe and Edw. Tayler to Lord Chancellor Wriothesley, Lands in St. Pancras parish, Midd., called Millefeldes and Canewoodfeldes, alias Millefelde. Huntefelde, Fernefelde, Gutterfelde and Knightz Grove, lying together on the south side of Canewoode, and Gilleshawte, lately in tenure of John Palmer,—Waltham Holy Cross. Which premises abutt upon Hachelane or Canewoodlane and the land of the said John Palmer on the east, the lands called Canewoode and Gilleshawte on the north, Hampstede Hethe on the west and lands late Whetnall's in the south. (8th ) P. 8, m. 45.
Robt. Chertesey to Robert Meredyth. His purparty in the manors of Sutton, Thrastrope and Beysbye, Linc.,—Hagnabye mon.; in the manors of Abbes Halle and Caldecotes in Abbes Rothyng, Essex, — Barkynge mon.; in Howton grange, Linc.; in tenure of Thos. Awdelyn, and in the rectories and advowsons of Hermyston and Newton next Trente, Linc.,—St. Katharine's priory next Lincoln. (10th.) P. 14, m. 35.
Sir Arthur Darcy to Sir Ric. Legh. Mansion in the eastern side of the Charterhouse churchyard in the parish of St. Botolph without Aldergate, London, in tenure of Lord Latymer,—Charterhouse. (11th.) P. 17, m. 43.
Robt. Meredyth, Humph. Pakyngton, Barth. Barons and John Blundell to Robt. Longe. Their purparty in the manors of Sutton, Thrastrope and Beysbye, Linc.,—Hagnabye mon.; in the manors of Abbeshalle and Caldecotes in Abbes Rothynge, Essex,—Barkynge mon.; and in Howton grange, Linc., in tenure of Thos. Awdelyn, and the rectories and advowsons of the vicarages of Harmyston and Newton next Trent, Linc.,—St. Katharine's priory next Lincoln. (11th.) P. 14, m. 35.
Thos. Colsell to Edw. Moreton. Garden near Mille Alley in the parish of St. Stephen in Colmanstrete, London, lately in tenure of Wm. Colsell and now of the said Edw.—Rowley mon. (12th.) P. 13, m. 5.
George Acworth and Edw. Butler to Eliz. Darrell for life, and afterwards to Francis her son, alias Fras. Wyatt, and the heirs of his body, with remainder in default to John Mason of London in fee. Rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Tyntenhull, Soms., and a pasture called Yokny Welles and other lands (specified) in Tyntenhull in tenure of Sir Wm. Petre,—Mountague priory. (16th.) P. 13, m. 5.
Sir Thos. Seymour and Andrew Baynton to John Warneford and Ant. Pen, in fee to the said John. Lordships and manors of Bromcham, Stanley, Bremehill, Rowdon, Whaddon, Whytteley and Shawe, Wilts., with appurtenances in Bromcham, Rowde, Cannynges, Bulkington, Bovedon, Chyttowe, Hedynton, Calston, Cheryell, Calne. Bremchill, Caddenham, Foxham. Spirtehill, Cowych, Blackelandys, Stanley, Studley, Stokeley, Loxhill, Cosseham, Chyppenham, Rowdon, Lacok, Melkesham, Whytteley, Shawe, Benacre, Whaddon, Hillperton and elsewhere in the liberties and hundreds of Bromeham, Rowde, Cannynges, Calne, Chyppenham.Melkesham and Trowbridge, Wilts. (17th.) P. 18, m. 12.
Henry marquis of Dorset, lord Ferrers of Groby, Harrington, Bonolde and Asteldy (sic), and Lady Frances his wife, to John Seyntelere (or Seyntclere). Brixham, manor and lands (extent given) in Brixham, Churston and Kyngiswere, Devon. (20th.) P. 18, m. 18.
Sir Thomas lord Wharton to Miles Skayff. Asby grange in the parish of Asby, Westmld.,—Byland mon., Yorks. (21st.) P. 18, m. 9.
Ph. Yorke, of London, grocer, to John Lyon, of London, grocer. Interest in the grange of Brantcliff alias Brancliff, Yorks., in tenure of Wm. Peter, D.D., and manor of Roxeby, Linc., and all lands of Roche mon. in Roxeby, Wynterton, Wyntryngham and Flixburgh, Linc.,—Roche; manor of Wynterton, Linc., and all lands of Malton mon., Yorks., in Wynterton, Fulstowe. Marshechaple, Boston and Helpyngham, Linc., and the rectory of Wynterton, in tenure of Ric. Geryng,—Malton; manor of Elton, Notts.,—Blythe mon; and rectory of Ewreby, Linc., in tenure of Edw. lord Clynton,—Kyme priory; and the advowsons of the vicarages of Wynterton,—Malton, and of Ewreby,—Kyme. (22nd.) P. 17, m 20.
Jas. Hawe to John Frentt. Manor called Holdens in Barnyngham, Suff., and lands there lately in tenure of John Baldrie, — St. Sepulchre's. Thetford. (29th.) P. 18, m. 14.
Richard Bruges and John Knyght to Gabriel Heyghtmore. Manor of Crossebye in the parish of Crossecanobye and lands (extent given) in Crossebye and Crossecanobye, Cumb.—Henry earl of Northumberland. (30th.) P. 18, m. 15.
Sir Brian Tuke, dec., who died 26 Oct. last, to George Tuke his second son, in tail male. Pardon for transfer by will of the said Sir Brian to the said George of the manor, rectory and advowson of the vicarage of Southweld, Essex,—Waltham mon.; and a messuage called Bowels in tenure of Wm. Cok, in South weld parish, and lands there called Milleland in tenure of Humph. Frith,—Waltham mon. and formerly to Blakamorc priory. (30th.) P. 13, m. 5.
George Acworth of Potton, Beds, and Edw. Butler, of London, to John Clavell. jun. Manor of Langcottys, Dors., and pasturage in Wynfrith, Newborough and Estforcyll leased with the said manor to Hen. Hoode and Alice his wife,—Byndon mon. (30th.) P. 6, m. 29.


  • n1. See No. 65.
  • n2. § 2.
  • n3. The fourth Sunday in Lent, 4 April in 1540. But the report was not true.
  • n4. From a later letter to Bullinger which will be found noticed in December, it appears that the answer to this was received at Strasburg almost a year before that letter was written.
  • n5. This seems to be the copy printed by Rymer, although it does not contain the preface Carolus &c.
  • n6. Feb. 3rd.
  • n7. Preferred by Mr. Secretary Peter.
  • n8. These "at the request of Mr. Hare."
  • n9. "Subscribed by my Lord St. John, lord Great Master,"
  • n10. "Subscribed by my Lord St. John, lord Great Master."
  • n11. All these "Preferred by Mr. Secretary Pagett."
  • n12. "At the request of Mr. Hare."
  • n13. All are dated at Westminster. In this abstract the day of the month appears in parentheses before the reference to part and membrane of the Patent Roll of 37 Hen. VIII.