Henry VIII: July 1546, 6-10

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

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July 1546, 6-10

6 July. 1226. Black Notley, Essex.
R. O. Extract from the records of the Court of First Fruits and Tenths showing that the rectory of Black Notteley, Essex, Hugh Vaughan, rector, is worth (deducting 9s. 4d. paid to the archdeacon for procurations and synodals) 13l. 14s. and the tenth thereof is 27s. 5d. Signed, as examined, by, Tho. Argall.
Lat., small paper, p. 1.
ii. Deposition, 6 July 38 Hen, VIII., of Nicholas Handcok, clk., that he was the last prior of Crechurche in London, and no pension was ever paid to the priory out of Black Notley, which was no vicarage but a parsonage. Signed.
Deposition of Thomas Haynes, clk., vicar of Laiston in Buntyngford, Heref. (sic), aged 70, that he was cellarer of Crechurche for 25 years, and never knew any pension paid to the priory out of Black Notley, which was always called the parsonage of Blacke Notley. Signed.
Deposition of Hugh Vaughan, parson of Black Notley, aged 55, that "the same is a parsonage and no vicarage" and he has been parson for 14 years and never paid any pension to Crechurche, nor is allowed for such in the assessing of the tenths. Signed.
Large paper, pp. 2.
6 July. 1227. Van der Delft to Mary of Hungary.
viii., No. 291.
Received hers of the 22nd ult. the day after the Emperor's of the 20th from Ratisbon, enclosing a letter of credence. Obtained audience on Sunday, (fn. n1) arriving in Court at the same time as the French ambassador (son of the late First President) and being admitted first. After assuring the King of the Emperor's pleasure at the conclusion of peace, explained the reasons for the Emperor's enterprise against certain disobedient princes, who wronged the Duke of Brunswick and his sons and oppressed the Catholic nobles and ecclesiastics. The King expressed displeasure at the enterprise, and said that the Emperor should have postponed it; the reasons given were mere shadows, and it was really the Pope's money that had moved the Emperor, who might find himself deceived after all; for the real origin of the war was perfectly well known, and those who now helped the Emperor might be against him some day. Replied that the causes alleged were the plain truth, and as for the religious question the Emperor would refer that to the Council. What Council? asked the King; and he seemed not much pleased to be answered that it was the Council of Trent. He said he had nothing to do with the Emperor's rebel vassals, but would willingly do anything to pacify such a pitiable war; and asked if Buren had set out, questioning the wisdom of denuding Flanders of troops when we had such a neighbour. Thought this remark referred to France; but it might mean Denmark, which is said to be arming to invade Holland, and therefore the writer replied that Buren's cavalry were mostly foreigners, and the Netherlands were well guarded. The King merely repeated his displeasure at the war.
The French ambassador was afterwards conducted to the King by the Lord Admiral, and remained a considerable time, while the writer conversed with Winchester and Paget, the most favoured Councillors, who "confidently promised" to use their influence in maintaining the friendship and preventing the Protestants from gaining support here. Can learn no more of the peace conditions. The Scots appear to be comprised, as stated by the bp. of Durham, on the condition of their keeping their engagements, but the writer is not told what these engagements are. Asked whether there was peace or war, as the Emperor was at war with the Scots and declined to include them in his treaty with France for the sake of England. The Councillors answered that they had sent to ask the intention of the Scots and expected a reply shortly. Paget yesterday said that during the recent negociations the Admiral of France and others affirmed that the Scots were included in the peace between the Emperor and France, but, for certain reasons, were not formally included in the capitulations. Perceiving that Paget spoke in good faith, I replied that I could easily believe that the French told him so, for they had dared to tell us that the Scots were included unconditionally in this new peace, contrary to what the Council told me last Sunday, and it seemed strange that he should believe the French rather than us. Paget ended by assuring me that they were included on the condition mentioned; and as soon as their reply came he would advise me.
Hears from a secret source that since speaking with the French ambassador and him the King has continued melancholy. Certainly, although dressed to go to mass, he did not go that day, nor did he go into his gardens as his habit is in summer. He is suspicious because the coming of the Admiral of France is deferred; and has ordered Hertford to remain at Boulogne, and detains the Admiral of England who was ready to set out for France. Many people say that the French made peace because they feared that the Emperor was gathering forces against them. Here is great examination and punishment of heretics, no class being spared; "and, as those who have retracted have been pardoned, the principal doctors have publicly revoked the condemned doctrines; and this has had a very good effect upon the common people, who are greatly infected." The King comes to Westminster tomorrow, and is well. London, 6 July 1546.
P. S.—Has just heard from a good quarter that the delay of the French Admiral causes anxiety, and that the English regret having dismissed their Germans since the French army is not entirely disbanded. This King is making ready all his ships, nominally against Scotland but really to guard against any surprise.
6 July. 1228. Hertford to Paget.
R. O. On Thursday last, (fn. n2) was at Guysnez to see the state of things there and view the parish of Fynes. While he was there Lord Cobham arrived, by the Council's commission, to discharge certain of the garrisons, and appoint new numbers. Fifty men to each of the four bulwarks seems too many: 15 would suffice. Also the horsemen appointed to Guisnez and Newenham Bridge seem more than necessary. In returning, came through Fynes, a goodly lordship and parcel of Bullonoyes. Devising how best to bring it to the King's hands, forbore doing anything there. Takes it that when the King conquered Bulloyne it was agreed that such as had possessions in Bullonoyes should come in by a certain time and be sworn his subjects; and Fynes "came not in more than the rest." If the heirs of Mons. De Fynes should enjoy that part, all other Burgonyons having lands in Bullonoyes would look to enjoy theirs. It was burnt as French "and the Imperials nothing offended therewithal."
Has with difficulty compassed the despatch of the Spaniards by land; for, their offer of service not being answered by the Lady Regent, they thought that they should not be received. Finally they are content to depart by land with a month's wages and six days over what was due to them; whereas to transport them by sea should have cost the King over three months wages in ships, time and freight. They departed today for St. Omers. Sr de Gamboa has deserved thanks in this. Yesterday their messenger, Don Alonnso, returned from the Regent, saying that the passages between the Emperor and her were stopped by the Protestants, but as soon as possible she would advertise them of the Emperor's pleasure. He said further that the Protestants keep the passages "so as no number are able to pass between Flaundres and th'Emperor, and that they have many good and expert men of war on their part; thinking that if they shall fall to no composition it will grow to a great inconvenience." Now that the strangers are despatched, wishes he had money to despatch the Englishmen, for within two days those here will finish the work and look for the despatch they have well deserved. Will borrow what money he can get, thinking, with that and the money in the Treasurer's hands, to despatch them by Wednesday or Thursday; and if the King would reward them each with a crown (as Hertford wrote in last letters) their captains will see to the delivery thereof. The fort at the Master of the Horse's camp goes forward as fast as possible, and the men there will look for despatch by the day promised, Saturday or Sunday next, (fn. n3) Begs him therefore to expedite money hither, so that the King may be "no further charged than needeth." Would know what to do when all are discharged. Blacknesse, 6 July 1546. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.
7 July. 1229. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 476.
Meeting at the Star Chamber, 7 July. No attendance recorded. Business: Warrant to Peckham to pay Ant. Bonvixi 5,000l. to be exchanged over. To the Exchequer to pay Thos. Chaloner 50l. for the half-year's pensions of Robert and John Maxewell beginning at St. John Baptist's Day last.
7 July. 1230. Carne and Rede to Paget.
R. O. Upon receipt of the copy of the books of the customs of Andwarpe which the King's subjects pay, used (as is here said) since their privileges were granted, we solicited the commissaries to meet and confer it with the originals; which was done on Saturday last (fn. n4) at 3 p.m. in the Chamber of Accompt here. We conferred as well the copy of the composition upon which the English merchants paid before the privileges as the copy of the books and registers made since, upon which they pay now, which are all the registers here for Brabant toll. Conferring the present payments with the tax specified in the privileges, we found that divers kinds of merchandise pay more than that tax and that some merchandise not specified in the privileges pays more than was taxed in the composition (to which the privileges refer). We then desired the Commissaries to consider, by the privileges and composition, the cases wherein the English merchants seemed to pay more than they ought. The Commissaries replied that as it was late they would take a copy of our book, and afterwards make a reasonable answer.
On Monday, the 5th, we sent to them to appoint a meeting. They answered that the tollener was gone to Andwarp for necessary affairs, upon whose return on the 6th we should meet. And today, at 8 p.m., we assembled and, after long debate, the Commissaries agreed that English merchants should pay according to the tax of the privileges, "and that thereof the tollener should have a table, which he never had hitherto"; and where they paid for divers kinds of merchandise a great deal more than is taxed in the privileges, as shown in the abstract enclosed (with also a copy of the composition and of the register whereby they have been "driven to pay"), the variance was alleged to be in the quantities of a barrel, a maund and a bale,—twelve barrels, which they call "tonns" make a last, but how much the barrel, maund or bale named in the privileges should be, the Chancellor of the Order thinks, should be tried out by some expert merchants and the tollener. The tollener says that they are far bigger now than they used to be, but we allege that they are brought to the toll house as they are bought and as the seller sells, who is not likely to deliver a greater measure than is just. Please learn the King's pleasure whether we shall agree to take merchants to declare the certainty of these measures, and whether we shall require the copies of the composition and other things which we have hitherto sent home "to be delivered to us under seal authentic or not." Touching the "Zeuse toll" we cannot yet have the whole registers, but they are looked for daily. Bruxelles, 7 July 1546. Signed: Edward Carne: Richarde Rede.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. 'Extract from a certain paper book remaining at the "gro'n watertol" of the Duke of Brabant in Antwerp entitled Tables of receipts taken of my gracious lord's toll at Antwerp,' of 16 Nov., 1475.
[An alphabetical list of wares and the duties charged upon them, from "Alluyns 1 bale," "Amandelen 1 bale" to "Wyn van Gascongie 1 pype' and "1 bale weets uuyt Vranckryck oft Lombaerts weet."]
ii. 'Another extract out of certain of the ordinances inscribed in parchment, by my gracious lord and his council ordained and concluded for the support and preservation of his Grace's "gro'n tolle" with its appurtenances at Antwerp, 27 Oct. 1425.'
[Setting forth the amounts to be paid by ships of the various nationalities, and by goods.]
Dutch, pp. 18. Each extract written and certified as correct by C. Grapheus. Endd.: The copies of the customes used at Andwarpe in Duche.
R. O. 3. Paper showing in parallel columns "The rate which we pay for certain merchandises for the toll more than by our privileges we ought for to do" and "[The rate of those] wares by our privileges"; also "What we pay too much for certain goods in the toll, as appeareth by the composition" and "What we ought to pay," these wares not being comprehended in the privileges. "And we pay more than is contained in the table for these wares following, to wit, madder, alum, nails and batterye."
P. 1. Endd.: The copye of the abstracte in Englishe.
R. O. 4. "An extract of the duty of the toll of Brabant which the merchants of nation of England were accustomed to pay in the toll of Brabant at Andwerp long before the grant of their privileges granted them in the year 1446." Out of an old register of tolls bound in parchment, leaves 26 to 31, remaining in the Chamber of Accounts at Brussels.
Giving the amount charged upon "a bale of allam," "a bale of almondes," "a laste of whighte spruyse aysshes," and 136 other items, down to "a last of zeele greace." In many cases a charge called "rydders tolle" is also made. For all goods not here written the same to be received as of other merchants. And "they shall pay for their galley money out and in" upon the Honte or upon the Shelt 5s. 3d. English.
Pp. 7. Endd.: the copye of the composition made before the privileages, translated into Englyshe.
7 July. 1231. Carne to Paget.
R. O. Today the French ambassador resident here visited him and said that the Countye Palatyne had so practised with the men provided by the Countye de Buyr for the Emperor as to draw away 3,000 footmen and 1,000 horsemen, and therefore De Buyr was seeking more men and the Lady Regent would be constrained to give him the frontier guards. Can hear nothing of this otherwise, only that De Buyr's army is appointed to be 14,000 footmen and 3,000 horsemen. The French ambassador also said that the Duke of Florence sends the Emperor two bands of men "that he had for the safeguard of his frontiers" and lends 100,000 ducats towards this enterprise. The city of Seens lends 50,000 duckets and the city of Luke 70,000 ducats. That is all the aid given by Italy besides what the Bishop of Rome gives. The Fulkyr, the great merchant of Germany, has fled to the Emperor, to whom he has delivered so much money as to be unable to repay certain lords of Germany moneys which he had taken upon interest. The Emperor has raised as much money as he could in Andwarp. The Soyces have taken 15 days to answer the Protestants what they will do. The King of Denmark aids the Protestants with 4,000 horsemen besides much other provision. The Emperor's doings are kept very secret in this Court. The Emperor's pretence against the Duke of Sax, the Countye Palatyne, the Landesgrave and the bishop of Colone "is for disobedience and not for the religion; and so goeth his proclamation." The bp. of Colone withdraws to Metz for safeguard. Bruxelles, 7 July 1546. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
7 July. 1232. The Spaniards' Duel.
R. O. Instrument by Bourdin and Bonacorsy, notaries and secretaries of the French king, witnessing that, this 7th July 1546, upon the request of the Sieur de Chenetz, treasurer of the King of England's house, for a prolongation of the date, 8 July, fixed by letters patent for the combat between Captain Julian Romaire, assailant, servant of the King of England, and Captain Anthoine More, defendant, the King's servant, both Spaniards, the King deferred the day to Thursday the 15th inst. At the King of England's command, delivered by Chenetz, Captain Julian consented to this in presence of Mons. l'Admiral, the sieurs de Brissac and de Thaiz, knights of the Order, and other French gentlemen and captains; and Captain Anthoine acquiesced, upon the King's assurance that the combat should not be deferred further than the said 15th inst. It was agreed between the combatants that each should depute two gentlemen to abide with the other, to see that neither exercised any kind of arms in the meantime. Signed.
French, pp. 2.
8 July. 1233. English Books.
Soc. of
Antiq. Procl.,
ii. 171.
Foxe, v. 565.
A proclamation made 8 July, 38 Hen. VIII., devised by the King, with, advice of his Council, to "avoid and abolish such English books as contain pernicious and detestable errors and heresies." As divers evil disposed persons have disseminated by books printed in English sundry pernicious errors and heresies both against the laws of the realm and repugnant to the true sense of God's word, the King ordains that no one after 31 Aug. next receive or keep the text of the New Testament of Tyndale's or Coverdale's translation, or any other than is permitted in the Act 34 and 35 Hen. VIII. [c. 1], nor any English books of Frith, Tyndale, Wickliff, Joy, Roy, Basile, Bale, Barnes, Coverdale, Tourner or Tracy, or any other book containing matter contrary to the King's book called "A Necessary Doctrine and Erudition for any Christian Man" contrary to the Act aforesaid; but shall, if a servant, deliver it to the master of the household, and the master shall deliver all such books to the mayor, bailiff, &c., of the town where they dwell, to be by them delivered within 40 days to the sheriff, bp's chancellor or commissary of the diocese, to be openly burned; certificate thereof to be made to the Council before 1 Oct. No bp., chancellor, &c. to be curious who brings such books, but only to burn them. Penalty for concealing such books, fine and imprisonment at the King's pleasure. No printer shall print any English "book, balet or playe" without putting in his own name, the author's name and the date, and presenting a copy to the mayor of his town two days before parting with any other copies. No English books touching religion to be imported from abroad without special licence.
Printed by Berthelet.
2. Undated draft of the above, erroneously calendared in Vol. XVII., No. 177.
8 July. 1234. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 476.
Meeting at Westminster, 8 July. No attendance recorded. Business:—Warrant to Peckham to pay Barth. Company 3,000l. to be exchanged over. Letter to Lord Gray to place Thos. Broughton, for his services at Boulogne, in some room there. To Hertford, signifying the appointment of Sir Ric. Candishe as captain of Blaknesse with charge of the works there, and requiring Hertford to advertise Rogers, surveyor of Boulogne, not to meddle there; and to take order for payment of the said works by the treasurer of works at Boulogne and the Old Man. To Lord Gray for payment of 10 cr. monthly to —— (blank), both for past services and henceforth, as "bargained with him in the time of the Lord Admiral."
8 July. 1235. The Embassy to France.
R. O. "Several rewards given by the King's Majesty to the persons underwritten, towards their furnitures in their journey into France. Paid by Sir John Williams, knight, viijo die Julii ao xxxviijo H. viiji."
[A list of names and amounts of money in column with the signatures of the parties in the right margin and the date of payment in the left, e.g. "Pd. ulo Junii. My lord Admyrall, cc markes. (Signed) John Lisle."]
Dates, names and amounts are:—(30 June) My lord Admiral, 200 mks., the bp. of Duresme, —— (nil), Mr. Wotton, —— (nil), and (1 July) Sir Henry Knevet, 100 mks., commissioners. (1 July) Henry earl of Rutland, 100 mks.; (29 June) Harry lord Nevill, 50l.; (29 June) E. lord Clynton, 50l.; (29 June) Lord Fitzwater, 50l. ("pd., witnes Wm. Honning"); (29 June) John lord Braye, 50l.; (29 June) Wm. Lord Herbert, 50l.; (no date) Sir Peter Meautes, 50l.; (1 July) Sir Thomas Speke, 50l.: (3 July) Sir John Clere, 40l.; (1? July) Sir Peter Carewe, 40l.; (2 July) Sir Charles Brandon, 40l.; (1 July) Mr. Wyndesour, 40l. (signed: Thomas Wyndesor); (29 June) Mr. Browne, 40l. ("pd. witnes his father"); (no date) Mr. Andrew Dudley 40l.; (1 July) Mr. Ric. Shelley, 40l.; (29 June) Francis Ingleffeld, 40l.; George Haward (cancelled); (1 July) Richard Knyvet, 40l.; (1 July) Henry Carye, 40l.; (1 July) Arthur Champernown, 40l.; ( .. July) Mr. Sheffeld, 40l.; (signed "Edmund Sheffeld"); (3 July) Mr. Walgrave 40l. (signed "Edward Waldegrave"); (no date) Andrew Baynton 40l. (not signed); (no date) Henry Dudley, 40l. (not signed); (2 July) Nich. Alisandre, 40l.; (1 July) Rougecrosse, 20l.
P. 1.
8 July. 1236. The Privy Council to Sir Edward North, Chancellor, and the Council of Augmentations.
R. O. Bearer, Thomas Holland, is found one of the sureties of Geoffrey Chambre and must answer, for his portion of Chambre's debt, to the King 300l. In consideration of his known poverty, the King gives him day for payments after 20l. a year; "for the assurance whereof you must bind 20l. of his land," and make the return hither with speed. Westm., 8 July 1546. Signed by Wriothesley, St. John, Gardiner, Browne and Petre.
P. 1. Add.
8 July. 1237. Selve to Francis I.
No. 5.
On Tuesday, 6th inst., arrived the courier with your letters of the 3rd, and I immediately sent to Greenwich, to Secretary Paget, for audience of the King, who came that day to Westminster. Was appointed yesterday, after dinner, but received a message from Paget that the King had been ill with colic the night before and had taken medicine. Took occasion then to visit Paget, who immediately said that he was about to come to me, the King having commanded him to hear my message if the importance of the matter permitted. Told him the news of Germany contained in your letters, and he showed similar news which had come to his master. As to deferring the Admiral's journey hither, besides what I wrote by the Courier yesterday, I again put in a word about it to Paget, who said that I ought to take pains to show you the importance of hastening the said journey, advising me not to ask for audience unless I could assure the King of the time of the Admiral's coming; the Admiral of England was ready to leave tomorrow or Saturday.
A Florentine merchant in Antwerp has written to another here that nothing is talked of but army and horses, that the Queen of Hungary is raising 7,000 men, has despatched Signor Hyppolite Palavicini to the Emperor with 200 horse and is retaining the Italians and Spaniards who were in the English service in Picardy, that 10,000 men are being raised in Gueldres and Friesland, that the Emperor has 30,000, the Pope gives him 12,000 foot and 2,000 horse, and he expects 10,000 Spaniards. In all he will have 70,000 combatants. The Protestants are determined to defend themselves with 60,000 and, but that some of their League have joined the Emperor, might have had twice as many. The Count Palatine has submitted himself to the Emperor, and the abp. of Cologne is about to do so. Other letters, from Ratisbon, of the 20th ult., confirm the news of the Pope's 12,000 Italians, and estimate that Hungary, Italy and elsewhere will yield 8,000 Spaniards, and that by the end of this month the Emperor will have assembled 50,000 foot and 15,000 horse. Paget, yesterday, said there was news of war in Spain on the side of Africa for which men were being raised in Spain. Francisco Bernardo, a Venetian, whom your Majesty may know, told me yesterday of a rumour that the Emperor had left Ratisbon in post for Italy, and was taking Parma and Piacenza from the Pope in exchange for Sienna, which would not please his Holiness, who had spent so much in their fortification. Oysi arrived in Scotland with the Queen just eight days ago, as Paget said. London, 8 July.
8 July. 1238. Vaughan to the Council.
R. O. Lately signified Jasper Dowche's offer to give 1 per cent, for the anticipation of 20,000l Fl. of the King's debt to the Fugger upon the obligations of London. Jasper has since been once or twice to know what sorts of money it should be in; and, upon Vaughan's answer that most should be in angel nobles, French crowns and crowns of the rose, has said that he can only take French crowns and coins of the Emperor's countries, current in those armies which the Emperor has raised against the princes of Almayn. The King's merchants, by "this stay of recourse into Almayn," have much ado to get money at all, having no utterance of cloth or other commodities, and make hard shifts to bring angels, crowns of the rose and such coins as they can get. Has yet received no great sum; but all make speed to pay. Has some crowns of France and also stivers, pieces of 4 stivers and 3d. and other of the Emperor's coins for which Jasper would give 1 per cent.
Bearer, a brother-in-law of Mr. Dymockes, has delivered, of money received in Holland for sale of certain corn of the King's, 1,650l. 2s. 3d. Fl. in thirteen divers sorts of coins, including 22l. Fl. in English groats. Dymock, through his banishment, was compelled to leave things undone there; and as be seems to have been trapped by certain officers of the Emperor, who thought the corn his own and that they "thereby might have fingered the most part of the goods," as appears by testimonials shown by bearer, the King might write to the Lady Regent, and also charge his ambassador with her, for his pardon, so that he might return hither from Breme to despatch his business.
Nothing certain of the Emperor's proceedings in Almayn, from whence no man dare write the state of things. Mons. de Bure, within these four days, musters his men beside Buldewike, 3,000 or 4,000 horsemen, and 8,000 or 10,000 footmen. It is bruited that the Emperor cannot have his Italians out of Italy these six weeks. Some say he has a great army and intends to set upon the Landisgrave with Mons. de Bure's men, passing through Cleveland and the "stight" of Munster, and to set upon the Duke of Saxon by two or three other ways with another part of his army. Others say that the Protestants have a great army and that the cities and towns prepare to aid the princes. "The Emperor hath gotten into his hands all the Fugger's money and the Welsar's money." Andwerp, 8 July 1546.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
8 July. 1239. Cheyney to the Council.
R. O. Upon their letters by bearer, Harry Yssam, servant to Mr. Knyvet, has obtained a "longer day" for the combat, as appears by the enclosed instrument. (fn. n5) The French king said that if Julian had insisted on the camp he could not with honour have denied it, being granted by letters patent; but if Julian had not come before the day and shown himself desirous of the combat, it should have been stayed until three or four days after my lord Admiral's coming hither, and longer, as in my letters by Nicholas. It is appointed for this day sevennight because, by the letters patent, it must be at Founteign le Bleaw; and the French king, "breaking all other his determinations, doth only make his abode here for that purpose, at the desire of the King's Majesty." This is the uttermost day he can obtain. Tried to agree the parties, but Julian's "parreyne" insists upon the combat unless Moro will yield, who, as his parreyne Mons. Desse says "will not in no wise." If Mr. Knyvet or any other will see this fight they must be here next Wednesday, or before 4 a.m. this day sevennight.
Reminds the Council that the Court must be well furnished with men and women against the Admiral's coming thither. Bearer can declare what he has seen here—all kinds of cheer and great abundance. Cannot be so soon home as he thought, because yesterday, while hunting the hart with the King, his horse fell upon his "worse leg" which grieves him very sore. Will, however, take leave tomorrow. Founteign le Bleaw, 8 July. Signed.
P.S.—"This bearer hath made exceeding great diligence."
Pp. 2. Add. Sealed. Endd.
8 July. 1240. The Treaty with France.
R. O. Francis I.'s commission to Odetus de Selva [to take Henry VIII.'s. oath to the treaty of 7 June, or if necessary agree to defer the taking of it]. Fontainebleau, 8 July 1546, 32 Fr. I. Signed:Fran[coys].
Lat. Very mutilated. Seal lost.
R. O. 2. Francis I.'s commission to Odetus de Selva to require and receive Henry VIII.'s confirmation of the treaty of 7 June last and deliver that of Francis. [Fontainebleau] 8 July 15 [46], 3[2] Fr. I. Signed: Francoys.
Lat. Very mutilated. Seal lost.
R. O. 3. Copy of §1.
(Original described, in French, as countersigned by Bayard and sealed with yellow wax.)
Lat., pp. 2. Endd.: Coppie de procuration pour requerir le serment du Roy d'Angleterre ou prolonger le temps de la prestation dicelluy.
R. O. 4. Copy of §2.
Lat., pp. 2. In the same hand as §3. Endd.: Coppie de procuration pour delivrer au Roy Dangleterre la ratification du traicté faicte de la part du Roy, et recepvoir pour ledict Seigneur pareille ratification dudit Seigneur Roy Dangleterre.
9 July. 1241. The Privy Council.
A. P.C., 477
Meeting at Westminster, 9 July. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Great Master, "etc. ut supra." Business:—Robert de Chene had passport into Scotland upon affairs of French merchants. Mr. Augustine Augustini, the King's physician, had warrant to the Exchequer for 50l. as the King's reward. Letter to wardens of the West and Middle Marches, answering theirs of 14 June, to defer the re-entry of Swynborne, prisoner to one Douglas, a Scot, because one Cockeborne, prisoner to the said Swynborne, did not enter, and meanwhile to travail to get an arrangement made by indifferent Borderers of both sides. To Chancellor of Augmentations to deliver 700 fodder of lead at Hull to Mr. John Gresham and Mr. Andrew Judde for fulfilment of a bargain for alum with certain Spaniards. To my lord of Oxford, to send up in custody his servant —— Taye, lately captain of 100 soldiers at New Haven, whose wages he took to his private use. Recognisance of John Garton, man at arms in Boulogne, and Thomas Rydley, clerk of the Ordnance, to deliver to the King's treasurer of Boulogne such money as, by a book which they and Thos. Broughton exhibited to the Council here, 4 July, appears to be due from them for the goods of Sir John Jenyns, dec., since 30 Sept. last, and also all plate and stuff of the said Jenyns.
9 July. 1242. The Privy Council to Sir Edward North and Others.
R. O. Thomas Holland, of Swynshed, is found amongst others to be indebted to the King in 300l, as one of Geoffrey Chambre's sureties; and in respect of his poverty is to be given day to pay it by 20l. yearly. Require North and the rest to take his bond for this and certify them what is concluded therein. Westm., 9 July 1546. Signed by Wriothesley, St. John, Gardiner and Browne.
ii. North's order (mutilated) to Mr. Duke to make a recognisance ready for this matter.
P. 1. Mutilated. Add. To, etc., Sir Edward North, chancellor of th'Augmen., and the rest of the Counsall of the same Court.
9 July. 1243. The Privy Council to Edmond Harvel.
R. O. It has pleased God to direct the hearts of the King and the French king to make a perpetual peace together, by which the King keeps "Bulloyn and well near all Bullonoys, and the Scots comprehended conditionally." Doubtless the Signory know thereof generally, yet, considering the old amity, you shall desire audience of the Duke and Signory and, declaring the King's affection to them, show them the conclusion of this peace, as above, adding that you would have signified it ere this but that the King was informed that they knew it by Signor Francisco Bernardo, who has acted very well in the matter; praying them to thank him for it. "And thus we bid you heartily well" ————.
Draft, in Paget's hand, p. 1. Endd.: M. to Mr. Harvell, ixo Julii 1546.
9 July. 1244. Shaxton to Henry VIII.
Foxe, v.
App., No. xvii.
Now in his old age, even within this year, had fallen into the heresy of the Sacramentaries who deny the presence of Christ's body in the Sacrament of the Altar; but the bps. of London and Worcester and the King's chaplains, Dr. Robynson and Dr. Redman, whom his Majesty mercifully sent, have so convinced him that he unfeignedly confesses his belief that, after consecration by the priest, there remains only the substance of Christ's body, "as before I have subscribed unto a bill here-unto annexed." In further conference with the said bps. and doctors about the Six Articles they are fully agreed. Humbly thanks the King who has thus reduced him from error, when otherwise he would have obstinately died therein and so passed from the temporal fire to the everlasting fire of Hell. Protests his readiness to do whatever the King thinks expedient. Subscribed as by Nicholas Shaxton, late bishop of Saris., 9 July 38 Hen. VIII.
ii. Thirteen numbered articles (fn. n6) admitting transubstantiation, masses for the dead, communion in one kind, the mass as used in England, that priests and men and women who have made vows of chastity or widowhood may not marry, that secret auricular confession is necessary, and free will.
From Banner's register, f. 100.
9 July. 1245. Fraunton, Glouc.
R. O. Interrogatories (4 Articles), headed 8 July 38 Hen. VIII., for Ant. Ayleworth, Wm. Freman and Thos. Warne as to their lease from Winchelcombe abbey of the manor or leasue of Fraunton, Glouc. Subscribed with note that a commission be made to Sir Thos. Pope, Ric. Paulet, Geo. Willoughby, Wm. Sheldon, Ric. Tracy and Ric. Pate, returnable 31 Aug. next.
ii. Depositions to the above, 9 July 38 Hen. VIII., by Ant. Aylworth of Aylworth, Glouc., aged 52 years, Wm. Freman of Bachesor, Glouc., aged 44, and Thos. Warne, of Snoweshill, Glouc., aged 58, that the lease was signed by the abbot and convent and, being made in consideration of their long and painful service in the monastery, they paid no fine or income for it. Aylworth says that valued at 8d. the acre like other lands in the country there the said leasue would not be worth 20l. a year. They made no agreement with the abbot and convent to surrender the said lease.
Large paper, written on the one side only, pp. 3.
10 July. 1246. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 478.
Meeting at Westminster, 10 July. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Great Master. Business:—Letter to John Stowell, vice-admiral of Devon, having in sequestration wares taken by adventurers in the late wars which are claimed by divers merchant strangers who seem to be entitled to them, to examine each claim and, in delivering out the wares, take bonds of the claimants to be answerable if within twelve months the goods are proved lawful prize. Warrant to Peckham to pay Barth. Fortini 2,000l. exchanged over to Stephen Vaughan; also to the Earl of Lynoux, presently repairing into Scotland, l,000l. Sir John Olde, priest, chaplain to Lord Ferrers, who confessed that he had been of light disposition concerning religion, but had long been repentant and now professed unfeignedly to receive the King's doctrine, was dismissed with a lesson.
10 July. 1247. The Privy Council to Sir Edward North, Chancellor, and the Council of the Augmentations.
R. O. Mr. Dallston is content, by our order, to pay 14l. 19s. 10d. "hanging upon him in Huchenson the auditor's books for certain lands now in lease to him"; but, as the trial of the matter demands longer time than we can grant, we require you to award a commission to gentlemen of that country to examine it. Westm., 10 July 1546. Signed by Wriothesley, St. John, Gardiner, and Petre.
P. 1. Add.
10 July. 1248. Sherburn, Yorkshire.
R. O. Decree of the Court of Augmentations, made 10 July 38 Hen. VIII., declaring that certain lands (viz. lands called Rest Park, North Swithmond South Swithmond, Abholme, Scalme Park and certain out woods of Cawood and Wystowe) are not taken as part of the manor of Shirborne, Yorks., which Robert abp. of York granted to the King by way of exchange, 6 Feb. 36 Hen. VIII., notwithstanding the information given by Ric. Deane, clk. Signed: Edward North: John Williamz: Walter Hendle.
Large paper, pp. 5.
10 July. 1249. The King's Debtors.
R. O. Extract from the book of arrears of the late priory or hospital of St. John of Jerusalem in England, showing that the bp. of London owes 34l. 16s. 8d. for the farm of a meadow enclosed within his park of Wikeham, Essex, and an annual pension out of Broxborne rectory, Herts., for 9½ years ended Mich. 37 Hen. VIII. Certified as examined by William Rygges.
Note in margin in another hand.—10 July:—Comparuit Thomas Staunton, the bp's receiver and showed letters patent whereby he should be discharged of arrears due to his predecessor, and offered to pay the rest. He was remitted to the Court of Augmentation to show the letters patent and either bring a discharge or pay before the end of this month.
ii. Note by Sir Edward North addressed to "Mr. Attorney" requesting him to discharge "this matter of my lord of London" if he find cause.
P. 1. Endd.: Episcopus London', lxvj, folio 33.
R. O. 2. Extract (in Latin) from accounts of the lands of Coventry Charterhouse, showing that the executors of Wm. Whorwood owe 112s. 9d. for arrears of lands in Typton and Rowley to Mich. 37 Hen. VIII.
Note, 10 July, by Wa. Mildemay, that Wm. Walter, one of the executors, appeared and alleged that Whorwood purchased the lands before the time in question. Nevertheless, because the auditor says that they were purchased after the rate of only 53s. 4d. by year, it is ordered that he be discharged of 4l.; and as for the rest and the 10th he is remitted to the Court of Augmentations to bring discharge or pay before the 26th inst.
P. 1. Endd.: Whorwoode, liiij, folio 26.
10 July. 1250. Henry VIII. and the Fuggers.
R. O. Indenture between Chr. Haunsell and the King's Council by which Haunsell, on behalf of Ant. Fugger and nephews, agrees that, of the 152,180l. Fl. payable, 15 Aug. next, by the King, 92,180l. shall be paid, and the rest respited for six months at 6½ per cent interest; and, further, sells to the King 8,571 kyntalles 13lb. of copper at the rate of 100lb. of Antwerp to the kyntall and price of 46s. 8d. Fl., in all 20,000l. Fl. payable in Antwerp, without interest, on the 15th Aug. 1547; the said copper to be of the goodness of "oon bowlette and another platte" remaining in custody of Sir John Gresham, and to be delivered two thirds in "bowlettes" and one third in "platte copper, either round or squar," or else, if the Fuggers cannot deliver the above proportion of "platte copper," three quarters in bowlettes and one quarter in platte; and the said copper is to be spent in England and not sold abroad. Subscribed, 10 July 1546, Cristofano Hainzel por e S'ri Antonio Fucheri e nipoti in L[ondra].
10 July. 1251. Selve to Francis I.
No 6.
Bearer, (fn. n7) who carries the preceding despatch to Francis, was detained by business. The departure of the Admiral of England is deferred until Monday. (fn. n8) Most of his train are already gone and he will not travel in post but à ses journées. Went last night to visit the Chancellor of England who has great influence with the King. Speaking of the Emperor's enterprise in Germany the Chancellor paid that the Emperor sometimes acted without the advice of his friends and might get into difficulties; the rumor of war in Africa was perhaps spread to give him an honest excuse if compelled to leave his German enterprise. London, 10 July 1546.
[10 July.] 1252. Selve to the Admiral.
No. 7
The Admiral will receive the despatch of the 8th at the same time as this. The departure of the Admiral of England deferred. London.
10 July. 1253. Tunstall to Lisle.
R. O. For these three days we have looked for you here at Boloign, and now the time prefixed for the confirmation is so far past that "by keeping of journeys" it cannot be accomplished in time; and yet I am sure there is some great cause why you come not. If we are to proceed in this journey it must be considered "whether we may lay it to them that should come hither (which is best for us if the matter will bear it) or else, if they shall lay slackness to our part, what we shall say in avoiding thereof; and whether any mention is to be made in the confirmation for the slacking of the time thereof on each part or not." For any capitulation we must have some article in our commission. Please let me know "the stay of this change of purpose." Boloigne, 10 July 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
July. 1254. Privy Council of Scotland.
Regist., 34. Meeting at Dumbarton, July. No attendance named. Order (detailed) for an assurance to be taken between John Simple and the captain of Dumbarton. Remissions granted to the captain of Dumbarton and Robert Steward, brother german to Matthew sometime earl of Levinox, upon the delivery of the house of Dumbarton.


  • n1. July 4th.
  • n2. July 1st.
  • n3. July 10th or 11th.
  • n4. July 3rd.
  • n5. No. 1232.
  • n6. Printed also by Burnet, Vol. IV., 531.
  • n7. Combas. See No. 1275.
  • n8. July 12th.