Henry VIII: July 1546, 11-15

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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, 11-15

11 July. 1255. The Privy Council.
A. P. C., 479
Meeting at Westminster, 11 July. Present: Chancellor, [Norfolk, Great Master]. Business:—Letter to Deputy and Council of Ireland to expedite justice for Ant. Bonvixi, Ant. Macuelo and others, whose goods were spoiled by Irish pirates, according to two special commissions to Peter de Villa Nova, 3 June last. Letter to mayor and jurates of Rye to cause James Johnson to restore a French ship taken since the peace. Warrant to the Exchequer to pay Ant. Bonvixy and Anselyne Salvage 2,000l., exchanged to Stephen Vaughan. Letter to mayor and aldermen of Newcastle in whose hands John Frenchman, of Rye, left a French ship taken since the peace, wherein was a gentleman of France named Pierre de Combatz and three Scots of the French king's guard, to release the said persons and deliver the ship and goods to the merchants upon caution to be answerable if they are proved to belong to Scottishmen. To mayor and aldermen of Chester to provide a vessel for Lennox's passage into Scotland, "in sort as his brother th'elect bishop of Catnes had been there before him lately," and help him to purchase necessaries. To lords Gray and Cobham to forbear sending over strangers who look for rewards, but dismiss them with good words.
11 July. 1256. The Navy.
MS. Cantab.
Dd. xiii. 25.
"The declaration of names of such shipps as did serve in the warrs againste Fraunce, from the xijth of Feabruarie in the xxxvjth yeare of the raigne of our late soveraing lorde of famous memorie Kinge Henrie the eighte, untill the xith daie of Julie in the xxxviijth yeare of his said Highnes rainge, being one whole yeare and xxj. weekes with such number of men as everie of them had in them the same tyme of service: together with the rate and proportions allowed for everie one man by the daie, and allsoe the prises of wheate, maulte, peasen, fitches, hey, strawe, emptie butts, pipes, hogsheads, barrells new and oulde, land carriages and water carriages, with the wages of clarkes, bakers, brewers, cowpers, and others belonging to the same, with other sundry notes, as shall appeare distinctlie perticularlie heareafter followinge."
Pp. 42. Written about 1550.
[11] July. 1257. Henry VIII. to FrancisI.
R. O.
St P., xi. 240.
Learning this morning by letters from Mons. de Cheyne that the combat between Julyano Romero and Antonio Moro can be put off no longer than Thursday next, (fn. n1) despatches in post Mr. Knevet, gentleman of his privy chamber, for that affair. Would write in his own hand but for the haste of the bearer, Knevet, for whom he begs credence in the affair.
French. Draft in Paget's hand, p. 1. Endd.: The Kinges Mate to the Frenche king and the Doulphin, —— (blank) Julii 1546.
1258. [Henry VIII. to Francis I.]
R. O. Having given Mr. Knevet, gentleman of his privy chamber, leave to go in post thither to be present at the combat between Julian Romero and Moro, has charged Knevet to convey his affectionate recommendations.
French. Draft in Payet's hand, p. 1. Ends: "v're bon frere, cousin et perpetuel ally, bon compere et perfait amy."
11 July. 1259. Henry VIII. to the Dauphin.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 240.
Credence for the Sieur Knevet going hence in post before Viscount Lisle, Great Admiral of England, to be present at the combat, as above. Westminster, 11 July 1546.
French, p. 1.
R. O. 2. Draft of the preceding.
ii. Henry VIII. to the Admiral of France.
"Mons. l'Admyral," I recommend the Sieur Knevet, gentleman of my privy chamber, who comes in post to be present at this combat of my captain Juliano Romero and Antonio Moro. He is ordered to await the coming of the Great Admiral of England, with whom he is in commission, for the affair to be perfected on his arrival at the court of my good brother, the King your master, but has obtained leave to go on in post to assist the said Juliano.
French. Drafts in Paget's hand, p. 1.
11 July. 1260. [Hertford] to the Marshal du Byes.
Harl. MS.
288, f. 74.
B. M.
Mons. le Marechal, the castle of Brunnemberg is entirely within our limits, as will appear by the treaty [made by] the Admirals, of which you have the copy, wherein was concluded that the greatest heads of the springs "descendant de Pont au brycque damont" (should have been "au Pont de brycque") are those which divide our limits. It will thereupon please you to give order that your men may withdraw from the place, for the maintenance of the amity between our masters. As to the fort of Bullemberg where our Germans were encamped, it is true that it is fortified, as I had charge therein long before the beginning of the treaty, whereby was concluded that fortifications already begun (like Bullemberghe) might be finished. 11 July 1546.
French. Copy, p. 1. Subscribed: A Monsr. le Marl du Byes.
11 July. 1261. Vaughan to Henry VIII.
R. O. Rumours here are that the Emperor has coming to him out of Italy 30,000 Italian footmen and 1,500 light horse and, out of Spain, 10,000 Spaniards. From hence goes Mons. de Bure with 4,000 horsemen and 15,000 footmen, who muster at Bulduke within these six days and pass to Cullen, from whence it is uncertain what way they take. The Emperor will have 80,000 men and attack the Protestants in three or four places. The Protestant numbers are:—the Duke of Wirtzenbergh and cities of Ausburghe and Ulme, 24,000 footmen and 3,000 horsemen, the Landisgrave, 10,000 footmen and 6,000 horsemen, the Elector of Saxon, 10,000 footmen and 4,000 horsemen, Duke Morice of Saxon, 6,000 footmen and 3,000 horsemen, the Suysses 30,000 footmen. The Protestants shall be far stronger than the Emperor, all Almeyn being awakened. If the armies meet, there will be a bloody fray, and these countries are wonderfully fearful of the result. Trade is at a standstill. The King's merchants, among others, having "their utterance of cloth utterly stayed" will be the less able to furnish "those payments" next August. "It is said here by many that the angel and crown of the rose of your Majesty's new stamp shall be called down to a lower value than they be here current for; which maketh me use some stay in receiving the money owing by your Majesty's merchants till I may hear more certainly what will come of it. The most part of the money that hath been paid me hath been in angels, crowns of the rose and French crowns, and no sorts of moneys are more stirring here than those."
Men think that when the Emperor learns the Princes' strength he will treat. Antwerp, 11 July.
Hol. pp. 2. Add. Endd.: 1546.
12 July. 1262. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 481
Meeting at Westmister, 12 July. Present:—"The lord Chancellor the———(blank), the bishop of Winchester, Sir Anthony Browne, etc." Business:—Hulle, customer of Exeter, commanded by the Lord Chancellor to present himself daily to one of the clerks of the Council until dismissed. Richard Cheseman, of Lye parish, Surrey, sent up by Sir Matth. Browne for lewd words, was sent to Bedlem as he seemed in a frenzy.
12 July. 1263. Lisle to Paget.
R. O. Requiring the continuance of your accustomed friendship, as mine shall never fail towards you, I send a letter received this day from my lord of Duresme, who is already at Boulloign, touching a matter wherein it seems requisite to know the King's pleasure, viz., "whether we shall make any capitulation for saving of the passing of the day which by the treaty the ratification should have been confirmed." If so an article must be added to our commission. Further, I send "a letter which my lord of Surrey sent unto my lodging this morning, wherein is contained so many parables that I do not perfectly understand it; which letter (if you think it meet) I require you to show unto the King's Majesty, with also (sic) to send me your advice touching an answer which I have briefly made unto the same letter, the copy whereof I do send you." Scribbled at Saynt John's, 12 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: 1546.
12 July. 1264. A Singing Priest.
R. O. Certificate by Sir Edmund Pekham, Chr. Lytcott and Paul Dayrell to Sir John Williams, treasurer of Augmentations, and Walter Hendley, attorney of the same (whereas Robert Cheyne is charged by indenture to pay 60s. yearly to a priest to sing in a chapel called Brokes Chaple, near Chesham, Bucks, and Williams and Hendley stay allowing him for this until credibly informed that such a priest is singing there) that Sir Edmund Clyftun, priest, has done service and said mass in the chapel for eight or nine years. 5 July 1546. Signed.
Deposition of Robert Cheyney, 12 July, that the above is true in all points, and that he has paid the 60s. for 37 years, "and by this time of four years for the which the arrearages are claimed." Signed.
Pp. 2. The certificate in Pekham's hand. Add. Endd.: Cheyney.
12 July. 1265. Hertford to Paget.
R. O. I wrote last that the soldiers at the Blacknesse would finish their work by Wednesday or Thursday. They had done it by Tuesday night, (fn. n2) and on Wednesday I despatched them home. To know what the forts cost, I caused my house steward to pay them nightly their groat apiece, and the whole amounts to 190l. Never was such a work done so quickly and cheaply. Tomorrow the soldiers here, at the Master of the Horse's camp, will finish their work, so that it may be kept; and I have appointed Gaynesforde and Bagshawe with their retinues to keep it until the King names a captain. Now we only await the money which, you wrote, was in telling. The commissioners to be surveyors here should be hastened forward, for if such as take the ground are not placed now they cannot make their hay and provision and cover their houses against the winter. Bulloyn, 12 July 1546. Signed.
P.S.—"At the enclosing hereof I am informed that money is arrived here, which maketh us merry."
P. 1. Add. Endd.
12 July. 1266. Tunstall to Paget.
R. O. Marvels to hear no word of the lord Admiral's coming. The time is so far past that the confirmation cannot be solemnly done by the French king at the request of the King's orators, because the last day is the 17th inst. Lest the French king should commission his orator there to demand the King's confirmation within the day, reminds Paget to send Mr. Treasurer, being there, commission to demand the French king's confirmation and oath. Doubtless this matter has been foreseen by the Council; but, not knowing what is done, and believing the lord Admiral's delay "to be upon some good ground," thinks it his duty to write this. Boloigne, 12 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: 1546.
13 July. 1267. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 481.
Meeting at Westminster, 13 July. Present; Chancellor, Privy Seal, Essex, Winchester, "etc., ut supra." Business:—Warrant to Augmentations to deliver Sir Thomas Lewen, clk., paymaster of works in Boulogne, 500l. for affairs of his charge at the Blacke Nesse. Letter to Sir Thos. Trenchard to re-deliver to John Gravesend certain cloth (mark given) stayed at Poole and supposed to belong to Ant. Bonvixi, as it remains unclaimed. Barth. Fortune had duplicate of the letters (granted 18 May) touching Villa Monte's goods, as his man had been robbed of the others. Letter to Mr. Erneley that, on receipt of his of 7 July, the King thanked him for his efforts to apprehend those who robbed Fortini's agent of the aforesaid letters, and desired him to continue diligent therein. Barth. Fortini had also general letters to mayors, &c., especially of Bristowe and Meneth, that as certain wares taken out of a Portugal ship by those who sailed in the ships of Thos. Wyndham and Thos. Dale are not wholly restored, the pursers and mariners are to be examined, for the King is resolved to have everything restored.
13 July. 1268. Nicholas Shaxton.
Pardon. See Grants in July, No. 49.
13 July. 1269. The King's Debtors.
R. O. Extract (in Latin) from accounts in the office of Ric. Huchenson, auditor, and Wm. Gren, receiver, showing that John Swinbourne owes six years' arrears of rent of a moiety of Bywell rectory, and four years' rent of a tenement in Hexham called Wathaman House, due at Michaelmas anno 37o; in all 16l. 6s. 8d.
Note, signed by Edw. Myldmaye, that Swinbourne appeared 13 July, and is remitted to the Court of Augmentations to obtain a discharge before All Saints Day or pay the money; "which long day is granted for that he is yet a prisoner to the Scots."
P. 1. Endd.: Swynborne, folio 47.
13 July. 1270. Thomas Fisher.
Add. MS
5,753, f. 75.
B. M.
Hertford's warrant to Sir John Harington, treasurer of the King's army in France, to pay his servant Thomas Fesher wages of 50 of his household servants for 28 days from 11 July to 8 Aug., viz., 20 horsemen at 9d., 30 footmen at 6d. and one chaplain at 12d. Given 13 July 38 Hen. VIII. Signed.
ii. Receipt, same day, by Thomas Fesher.
P. 1.
13 July. 1271. Oudart du Bies to the Earl of Hertford.
Harl. MS.
288, f. 75.
B. M.
I have received your letter for the surrender of the castle of Brunenberg, as within your limits by the treaty recently concluded between Messieurs les Admyraulx; and stating that the principal springs descending from above to Pont de Bricque are the division of the limits. I have been advertised that the King your master is to send deputies to Calais, if they are not already there, to settle with ours the place of the source of the river which forms the said division during the time contained in the treaty. If so, please let me know the quality of the deputies, for I am empowered by the King my master to commission like persons on his part; also the time and place for their meeting. When Mons. l'Admiral withdrew those here the men at Brunenberg were not withdrawn, and therefore I beg you to leave them there until the Deputies resolve upon the limits. As to the fort at the Mont de Boulemberg being commenced before the conclusion of the treaty, so was that of the Mont St. Estienne which was discontinued because of the article touching fortifications. To extend that article to fortifications made since negociations began would not be reasonable nor in good faith. If that is made, so, likewise, shall St. Estienne be fortified. Richmond herald, this bearer, will tell the rest. Montreul, 13 July 1546. Signed.
French, p. 1. Add.
13 July. 1272. Pole to Cardinals de Monte and Cervini.
Poli Epp.,
iv. 189.
Has just received their letter of the 11th, with copy of Farnese's of 30 June, and summary of the agreement made between the Pope and the Emperor for the enterprise of Germany. Can only express his sympathy with them in their continual labors, which he prays God to bless for the good of His Church. As to his health, is rather better than worse since he left Trent. Has been three nights without the need of getting up, and the daily exercise on horseback or in a carriage has rather been agreeable than otherwise. Two doctors of Padua, il Monte and il Frizimelica, who were here yesterday, consulted on his case and required him to be very careful, for if the evil be protracted he might fall into paralysis. They have left their opinion in writing, which is forwarded to Fracastoro. As soon as he has determined what to do, will communicate it by the Abbot of S. Soluto, whom he means to send to Trent to do reverence to Card. Farnese on his passage that way (deli), Treville, 13 July 1546.
14 July. 1273. The Privy Council.
A.P.C. 483.
Meeting at Westminster, 14 July. Present: Chancellor, Great Master, "etc., ut supra." Business:—Thomas Pylkany, searcher of Dover, declared that before receipt of the Council's letter (of 23 June) willing him to restore 21l. 5s. to Peter de Malvenda, information had been entered in the Exchequer, so that it lay not in him to stop the process of the law. A poor priest named —— Buhner, presented by the bailiff of —— (blank) for gainsaying the Contribution, dismissed with a lesson. Letter to the Justice of Ireland "for delivery to such person as should be sent by the earl of Lynox [of] the bodies of Patryk McClane, the bishop elect of the Isles, and such his servants as were left in custody in Ireland." Letter to Wm. Goodman, alderman of Chester, who has the keeping of two barks, one of 28 tons laden with salt, and the other of 8 tons laden with empty cask and calf fells, taken about 3 June last in the river of Dunbritten by bearer, Thomas Denys, then captain of Goodman's ship, the Katheryne Goodman, to deliver the said barks and their lading to Denys in reward for his services.
14 July. 1274. Surrey to Paget.
Titus B. ii. 58.
B. M.
Howard, 229.
Perceiving by you yesternight that the King thinks his liberality sufficiently extended towards the strangers who have served him, I have done my best with fair words. On my faith, their necessity seemed such that it cost me 100 ducats out of my own purse "and somewhat else." Now remains but their passport and despatch from you, wherein it may please you to consider their great charges here. Coming from Boullongne in the way you know, I left there only two servants, John Rosington and Thomas Copeland, giving, for their services, to John the advantage of the play in Boullongne and to Thomas the profit of the passage. Lord Gray put them immediately out of service, notwithstanding the letters I obtained from you in their favour. Upon a better consideration John occupies his room, and my lord, to his own use, occupies the other's office, saying that I and my predecessors used it for our gain; which is untrue. In Calayes it was never part of the Deputy's entertainment, and it seems "to nere for a Deputie to grate unlesse it were for some displeasure borne to me." As this is the only suit I have made to you touching Boullongne, and the office was worth 50l. a year to the said Thomas, "being placed there by a King's lieutenant, which me thinketh a great disorder that a captain of Boullongne should displace for any private gain," please require my lord Gray to recompense him. As to the charge that I retained the office to my private profit, there are in Boullongne "too many witnesses that Henry of Surrey was never for singular profit corrupted nor never yet bribe (fn. n3) closed his hand; which lesson I learnt of my father and wish to succeed him therein as in the rest." As Copeland was by Mr. Southwell and me placed "of the Guard" there, pray grant him your letters for the obtaining of his wages, which Lord Gray withholds, and pardon my frankness which you know is natural. From ......, 14 July 1546. Signed.
Pp. 3. Slightly mutilated. Add.
14 July. 1275. Selve to Francis I.
No. 8.
Since arriving, has written on the 4th by a courier of Francis's stable, on the 8th and 10th by the sieur de Combas, returning from Scotland, and now writes by the courier whom he has been detaining here. The Admiral of England set out last night and should be at Boulogne tomorrow. To his frequent enquiries the writer answered that he thought Francis would send the Admiral as soon as possible. Obtained audience of the King the day before yesterday, and found him quite recovered from his indisposition. He thanked Francis again for the intelligence from Germany which the writer had shown to Paget; and said that the preparations both of the Emperor and the Protestants were great, and, as it was to be feared that they might be turned elsewhere than to Germany, it was well to look to Piedmont and Lorraine. Speaking of the alliance of the Pope and Emperor, he considered that the exchange of Parma and Piacenza for Sienna was concluded. He asked if Francis continued the pension to the Duke of Bavaria now that the Duke had joined the Emperor; but Selve replied that he did not know that the Duke ever had a pension. Among other things during this long and gracious audience, the King said that the galleys from Provence were unserviceable in these rough seas, against him; but, if he and Francis were in amity, galleys might do wonders on the coast of Flanders, having always a safe retreat from storms.
Was told yesterday of news in this court that Angus had been repulsed from Dumbarton castle, and that Lennox, who is here, was going with sixteen ships to the relief of those in the castle. Sends a copy of the roll of the armies of the Emperor and the Protestants, received from a German merchant here. London, Wednesday, 14 July 1546.
14 July. 1276. Selve to Annebault.
No. 9.
Forgot to mention in his letter to the King that the Venetian secretary here has just told him that the Turk has sent a herald to the Signory demanding passage for an army into certain islands belonging to the King of the Romans, near Venice and adjoining Dalmatia, because of depredations by the islanders upon his subjects of Dalmatia; also summoning the Signory to pay the pensions due to him. The secretary said this was strange, if true. London, 14 July 1546.
14 July. 1277. Pole to Cardinals de Monte and Cervini.
Poli Epp.,
iv. 190.
As he wrote in his last, sends now the abbot of S. Soluto to pay his reverence to Card. Farnese in his transit. Desires credence for him. Treville, 14 July 1546.
P.S.—Has received their letter of the 16th, to which he can only reply by thanks for their courtesy, which the bearer, the abbot, will convey. Detained till the 19th.
15 July. 1278. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 484.
Meeting at Westminster, 15 July. Present: Chancellor, Great Master, "etc., ut supra." Business:—Letter to mayor and jurates of Rye to see that John Frenchman alias Huntrye, releases Arthur Kennedie, archer of the French king's guard, held as pledge for two others his companions taken about Tynmouth since the proclamation of the peace.
1279. Raids into Scotland.
Calig. B. v., 1.
B. M.
"A note of all the rodes maid into Scotland by the garrisons and others of thes Eestmarches sence the 12th day of June anno RR. Henrici Octavi 36vo."
[Drawn up, as it appears, by William lord Evers and giving many details of the names of persons engaged, resistance encountered, places attacked, etc., which cannot be noticed in this abstract.]
A.D. 1544. June. 1. On 12 June by the wardens of East and Middle Marches with John Musgrave and 100 men of the West Marches; burnt Jedworth, Crawling grage, Sesforth castle, Otterburne, Cowbog, (fn. n4) Merbottle church and all other places in their way homewards. Ere they came to Kirke Yatam the Scots had fired Heaton, Tilmouth and Twisle. Describes fully how the warden of the Middle Marches, captain of Norham. Sir John Witherington, Thos. Gray and Thos. Foster set forward towards the fire and routed the Scots. 200 prisoners taken. Alex, and Patrick Howne and the master of Hwm narrowly escaped.
2. On the 15th June by Thomas Carlell, one of the constables of "this town" of Berwick.
3. On the 16 June by Robert Collingwood of Fowrde.
4. On the 18 June by John Carre of Wark.
5. On the 18 June by Sir Geo. Bowes and Sir John Witherington, my son Harry Ewry, Liell Gray.
6. On the 28 June by Rob. Collingwood, Thos. Clavering, Savell the captain of Bambrughe, Ethell and Fowrde and Fenton, and Rob. Horslay, into Kelso.
7. On the 29 June by Will. Bucton and John of Owrd, constables of Berwick.
July. 1. On Tuesday 1 July, by Sir Geo. Bowes and my son Henry Ewry with Beaumond, Foster, Sowlby and Metcalf, into Lammermuir Edge:—burned Preston, Eddram and the church steeple, and damaged Patrick Howme's house called Brom House.
2. On 3 July by the garrison of Wark, to Girnelay.
3. The same day by Clement Muscience and the garrison of Berwick, to Cokbornespeth.
4. On the 6th by Thos. Carlell and Thos. Haggerstayn, constables of Berwick, Sir Geo. Bowes and Lancelot Carelton, of Norham, to Dunglasse.
5. The same day by Beaumond, Clavering and others (named), to Tyvidall upon the water of Cayle.
6. On Tuesday the 15th by the son of John Carre of Wark, to Girnelay beside Houmme.
7. On Wednesday the 16th by Sir Geo. Bowes, Sir Brian Layton and others (named), who burned Dunse.
8. On Friday the 19th by the garrison of Wark, to Fawsid Hill.
9. On the 24th by Sir Brian Laiton and others with Fosters and Cholmelays burned Longe Ednam.
10. On the 26th by Will. Bucton, John Owrd and John Wiclife, into Lammermoore and took up Overe Monynet, and other places (named) in the lands of the earl Bothwell, &c.
11. On the 31st by Rob. Collingwood of Eslington, Mr. Tempest, Thos. Clifforth, Jasper Ewan, Thos. Basforth, with John Carr of Wark, and the captain of the Irishmen, Thos. Claveringe, Rob. Horslay, Harry Collingwoode ran a foray to the Mose Howse in Twydale. Took prisoners Rob. Davison of Hetherlands and Wat Davison, and the lord of Corbote. Herry Rudderfurth and Thos. Honthanke "lett hym owte scappe and dyverse Englishmen taken."
12. The same day a rescue at Skrymerston by the captain of Norham.
August. 1. On the 2nd the captain of Norham and others (named) burned the town of Hume close to the castle gates. 2. On the 4th Thos. Carlell and others attacked the Scots under Alex. Hume, the lairds of Ayton, Comblige, Blenyrne, and Butterden. A hundred Scots taken and slain, including Alex. Hume and his son. 3. On the 16th by Bukton and Owrde, etc., to Dunglasse, Enderwyke and Dunbarre. Saunders Hume's son, of Broxmouth, slain, and the lord of Enderwyke, called Hameleton, taken. 4. On the 26th by Sir Brian Laiton, Thos.' Gray of Orton and others to Woddon Wood near Jedworth. 5. On the 29th into Old Roxburgh by the horsemen of York.
September. 1. On the 5th by the captains of the garrisons at the command of the lord warden, &c., Sir Brian Laiton captain of Norham, Thos. Gower, Geo. Sowlby, Lucas Metcalf, Marmaduke Cholmeley, Lancelot Carleton, Gilbert Swynho, and others, in two divisions, to Litleden and Rotherforth and to Dawcove; were attacked out of Ettrick forest by the lairds of Buccleuch and Cesforth, Dand Carr of Littleden and Cowdenknowes. 2. On the 14th and 15th by the garrison of Wark. 3. 19th by the garrison of Berwick. 4. 20th by Will. Bucton and others, to Lammermore. 5. On the 22nd by the garrison of Wark. 6. Same night the garrison of Norham took Dermdon. 7. On the 23rd by Thomas Gower and the garrison of Berwick to a cave upon Whittakerr. 8. On the 24th by the same, etc., burned Lord Hwm's tower of Huton Hall. 9. On the 27th by Sir Brian Laton and others to Eccles, attacked and took the abbey and slew 100 men of the Brownfeilds, Trotters, Dicsons, and Dawsheils, all belonging to the lord Hwm. 10. The night before, ere John Carre got notice of it, his company made an inroad to Stechell. 11. On the 28th by the garrison of Berwick; took Patrick Hwm, the laird of Ayton's brother's son.
October. 1. On the 1st by R. Collingwood, to Long Ednam. 2. On the 2nd by Will. Buxton and others into Lowdian west from Dunbar, to Aykingall. 3. On the 2nd by the garrison of Wark, to Hewdrike and Burnehowses, in the Merse; took John Dicson of Belchesterre. On the 4th the same garrison ran through Huton to the Mylne Rigge. 4. On the 4th by Will. Swynnho. 5. The same night by 8 men of Horclay. 6. On the 6th by men of Tilmouth. 7. On the 8th' by John Carre. 8. On the 17th by Th. Carlell and others. 9. On the 8th by a party from Berwick. 10. On the 10th by Will. Bucton and others to Craynshawes in Lammermore, 22 miles from Berwick, the lands of the laird of Swynton. 11. On the 22nd by the garrison of Cornell. 12. On the 24th Oct. into Farmyngton, belonging to lord Both well, and on the 30th to Jessibe. 13. On the 30th by Thos. Carlell into Lammermore. 14. On the 31st by the garrison of Wark to Prentony.
November. 1. On the 1st by the same to Foggoo and Susterpeth. 2. On the 2nd with Sir Geo. Bowes to Brome tower, belonging to Patrick Hwme, servant to the cardinal of Scotland, where the Irish "were very cruel in slaying of women and children." 3. On the 3rd by John Carre of Wark to Smellam. 4. On the 6th by the same to Legarwod near Lawder. 5. On the 7th by Sir Geo. Bowes to "a town called Drybrongh with an abbey in the same side by Murerose, which was a pretty town and well builded, and they burned the same town and abbey saving the church"; they gave some of the spoil to certain Scottishmen of Tyvidale, lately come in, who met them at Kelso. 6. On the 12th by John Owrd to Kirkgarvete and Town Garvete near Haddington. 7. On the 12th to Marbottle and Prompside. 8. On the 21st by the garrison of Wark to Bassenden and Rymletonlawe, belonging to Charles and Rynion Hwm. 9 On the 27th by John Carr to the Doddes in Lauderdale, belonging to Cuthberth Craynston "that married the lord Hume's daughter that was slain in Edinburgh." 10. On the 28th by Th. Carlell, to Thorneton and Butterlaw, &c., and Wester Bramston belonging to Adam Cokburn.
December. 1. On the 16th by Sir Geo. Bowes company, to Old Hamstokkes. 2. On the 17th by the same to Weddell near Spotte, 2 miles from Dunbar. 3. On the 17th by Will. Bucton and others of Berwick to Staynton and Roughlay, &c., in Lothian. 4. On the 18th by Will. Swynnho to Snawdon and Thirleston, in Lammermore. 5. On the 23rd by John Kerre to Long Ednam. 6. On the 26th by Will. Bucton to Akingawll 7. On the 29th by the garrison of Wark to Maxwell Hewgh &c., 8. On the 31st by John Carr and Luke Ogle's company to Greynley.
January. 1. On the 1st by the garrison of Wark to Howlawes and Heton of the Hill. 2. On the 2nd "I lord Ewry, lord warden of the East Marches," sent forth 40 men of this town of Berwick to burn Newbigging beside Thorneton, within two mile of Dunbar, who were met by John of Clidesdaill, Patrick Hwm and the abbot of Paisley, with 500 or 600 men well-horsed, who "returned back again or they came nigh Berwick Bounds by 10 miles by reason they did see a great number of persons before them, supposing they had been men of war and they were but corn gatherers, etc." 3. On the 4th John Carr burned Newbiggmg beside Thorneton. 4. On the 5th Jo, Carr invaded the Lothians, made prisoner Edward Wa[uchope], laird of Caukmore half-brother to Jas. Lawson of Winble; the Scots took young John Carre and seven of the Wark garrison. 5. On the 18th Jan. a party of Berwick burned a stead of the lord Haskyns. 6. On the 26th Jan. Will. Swynnho laid an ambush at Hune castle. 7. On the 30th a party under Henry Ewry and others to Dunbar to see if Angus's lieutenant there would follow them. Sir Geo. Bowes was taken and Henry Collingwood. Taken, George Douglas son of Angus, Alex. Lawthere, son to the laird of
Basse and nephew of Angus, Chr. Hume, brother to Wm. Hwm of Dunbar, Thos. Jarden, Hugh Leadall, Thos. Repith, Geo. Foster, the laird of Gallosheils and his son.
February. 1. On the 8th Thos. Foster and others rode to Gordon. 2. On the 15th, 10 men of Norham to Whitsonlawes. 3. On the 21st to Whitlawe.
March. On the 16th Sir Rob. Constable and John Nevell to Old Roxburgh.
April. 1. On the 16th John Carr to the same, and burned the barns of the laird of Cesford. 2. On the 25th Young John Carr and others, to Brigham and Langton; took John Mylner of Ednam. 3. On the 26th And. Kerre with the garrison of Kelso attacked Wark and were attacked by John Carr, two of them taken named Wright and Ethenton. 4. On the 29th Sir Rob. Constable and others of Norham burned Kemeriam, "and came home in safety, thanks be to God."
May. 1. On the 7th a fray took place when Andrew Carr, "brother come (qu. to?) the lord of Sesforth and captain of the garrison of Kelso," was taken prisoner. 2. On the 15th Sir Rob. Constable, Chr. Malory and others brought away great numbers of sheep and oxen and slew Rob. Hwm of Pellerd a great enemy to the English. 3. On the 25th Sir Rob. Constable assaulted Gaitshaw. 4. On the 28th the garrison of Wark rode to Raiston in the Merse. 5. On the 29th John Foster's garrison of Fenton, John Selby of Twysell, Jas. Selby of Tylmouth, and Will. Swynnho of Cornell, into Lynton Lowgh and Bowbent, slew Dand Yonger of Felthershawes. 6. On the 31st Sir Rob. Constable, intending to attack Lord Hume, when he received notice that the latter had been warned by John Barns, late in garrison with Jasper Ewen, who was taken and examined. In their return they took two prisoners and lost two English Scots "which went from our men of stealing."
June. On the 4 June Sir Rob. Constable and others rode to Old Roxburgh, but in consequence of the beacons burning all round, were compelled to abandon the cattle they had taken.
July. 1. On the 26th Th. Carr of Wark rode to Thirlestayn, and took James Dicson. 2. On the 28th Master Brekenden into Eccles and Ednam. 3. On the 31st the laird of Cesford, warden of the Middle Marches of Scotland, carried off 60 sheep from Fowrd Bridge.
August. 1. On the 19th John Carr burned the tower of Mersington. 2. On the 29th the Scots were set upon by Rob. Collingwood, while carrying home plunder from Bamboroughshire, and 20 prisoners taken.
September. 1. On the 15th the Scots who were invading England, commanded by the earl of Bothwell, lord Hume, and the abbots of Dryburgh and Jedburgh, to the number of 3,000 men, the lord Lieutenant being away with an army in Teviotdale, were attacked by Sir Rob. Constable with 400 men, driven back to Tweed water, 160 French and Scotchmen taken, and 200 drowned. 2. On the 30th Will. Buckton and others burned. Otterborne in Lammermoor.
October. 1. On the 12th Richard Carr rode to Caverton. 2. 13th, the garrison of Wark to Hassington; took English John Hwm and 16 of the house of Hwm. 3. 31st, Tho. Carr to Jo. Trotters of the Hill.
November. 1. On the 20th Will. Swynnho to Linton. 2. On the 25th Andrew Carr, brother of Sesforth, was set upon by the town of Wouller which he had come to plunder, and sore wounded. 3. On the 26th the garrisons of the East and Middle Marches to Mercheclewgh, Over and Nether Witton, etc. 4. On the 28th Alex, and John Hwm of Wetherborn were attacked by Thos. Gower, receiver, and Liell Gray, porter, of Berwick, within the bounds of the same, as they were carrying off plunder.
December. 1. On the 21st Henry Ewry, deputy of Berwick, Sir Jo. Tempest, Tho. Clifford the bastard, Rob. Croche, Mark Ogle, Rob. Fenwick, Rich. Wemby and Giles Heron rode to Myllestayns and burned the town. The Scots horsemen followed the English host while their footmen mustered behind a hill called Stechell Cragg. At Rydand Rack on the Tweed the horsemen attacked them as they entered the water and threw the common sort of English into disorder, who were recovered by the gentlemen and their servants. The chase lasted over a mile from the water, and 100 Englishmen were taken; but later, when the Scots "waxed thin in the fore end," our men turned and chased them. 2. On the 24th the lord Ewry appointed his son to ride into Scotland, but he had to retire after burning a town near Hwm.
a.d. 1546. January. 1. On the 20th Harry Ewry went to burn Comlidge. Chirknsid and Blakke Dyekes; but the companies missed their way in the dark. 2. On the 22nd the garrison of Wark rode to Grenlay. 3. On the 27th Harry Ewry rode to Burkensid, upon the edge of Lammermore.
February. 1. On the 1st Thos. Carr to Grynslaw 2. On the 3rd the garrison of Wark, above Kelso. 3. On the 4th the same to Clifton. 4. On the 8th Jo. Wyclife to Stobbiswoode, intending to take the town, which was warned; the Scots took George Selby and Thos. Wiclife. 5. On the 10th John Carr sent four men with gunpowder to fire Cowdenknowes, but they failed; on the 12th he ran a foray to Litle Newton. 6. On the 14th 100 Tyvidale men were followed by Sir John Ellercar, as they ran a foray on the water of Till. 7. On the 15th Blake Dikes burnt by Will. Button and John Owrd. 8. On the 28th the garrison of Wark rode to Grenlaw and Lynton.
March. 1. On the 2nd Jo. Ellercar and others attacked a Scotch foray and slew three of them. 2. On the 6th John Carr rode about Hwm, where the market is kept since the burning of Kelso. 3. On the 9th Sir Jo. Ellerkar, Cuthbert Metforth and others rode upon the water of Bowbent and burned Lynton and other steads. 4. On the 19th lord Ewry sent a party from Berwick under Wm. Buckton the younger and John Owrd, who made two forays: the one thro' Caverton, Cesforth-More, Otterburne and Whitton-More; the other from Primside Gates, Crokenshawes, Wydhoppen, &c., to meet at Marbottle. 5. On the 20th Roger Witherington, Thos. Carlell and others took one Ceaton, captain of Falscastell, under lord Ceaton, as he was going to his parish church to hear mass. 6. On the 26th fifty horsemen of Berwick by Hume Castle, to Little Newton and Neanthorns, when they were pursued by the Scots but rescued by Geo. Lawson's company and the garrison of Wark who lay in "a bushement," and above 60 Scots were taken. 7. The same night the garrison of Wark rode to Angleraw and took Andrew Rippeth. 8. On the 28th Roger Witherington and Thos. Carlell to Bowshehill in Lammermore. 9. On the 29th Sir John Ellerker and others to the water of Caill. 10. The same night Robt. Collingwood into Tevidale.
a.d. 1546. April. 1. On the 12th Geo. Selby, Thos. and Rich. Wikliff with the garrison of Norham set forth forays: the first by Blaketour and Wetherburne to Goddismalleson; the second by Kelso and Kemergiam Mains to Greweldiekes, half a mile from Dunce; to meet the "staill" at Weste Nesbite. 2. On the 13th John Carr of Wark, &c., rode to Neanthorne, slew 100 Scots, and won two bastell-houses, and the "churche of Kelso." 3. On the 15th Gilbert Swynnho of Cornell laid 2 "bushements" and took 4 prisoners, one a son of Sandy Pringle's. One Robinson of Swynnho's garrison slew Geo. Carr. 4. On the 16th Wm. Bucton, jun., one of the constables of Berwick, to Chyrnside Coves, where one of his men was slain. To revenge his "murder," Bucton next day went to the place with certain "white coats" of Harry Ewry's retinue, and slew 6 Scotchmen and took prisoner one Dand Foggard. 5. On the 18th Wm. Bucton, jun., and John Owrd were sent to burn Old Hamstocks. They took Thos. Synklerr and his son, with 8 others, prisoners. 6. On the 20th by Ewry's advice, the Lord Warden of the Middle Marches made an inroad to burn Lang Newton. On their return encountered 3 companies of Scots near Farmington, when the Tyndaill and Rydesdayll men, after their accustomed fashion, made off with the booty, leaving the rest of their company at a disadvantage. The English retreated to the ford of Tweed, where the Scots attacked them "with great cries and shouts, after their fashion," but were repulsed with great slaughter The Master of Hume, the lairds of Cessford, Cowdenknowes, and Myllestaynes, the abbot of Jed worth, Mark Carr and Dan his son, Robt. Carr, jun., brother of Farnehirst, and other gentlemen of Scotland who were there, fled and saved themselves.
May. 1. On the 4th John Carr to Prenton, 2. On the 5th the foray of Wark to Grenlay. 3. On the 6th to Hume-kirk. 4. On the 7th John Carr of Wark to Charterhouse above Makeirstone, when Walt. Karre, Dand Kerr of Litelden's son, Sandy Maikdewell of Stodryke, and his brother Edward were taken. Old Mark Kerr narrowly escaped. 6. On the 8th the garrison of Wark took Charter House. 7. On the 9th Wm. Bucton, jun., and John Owrd to Lammermoor, burned Middlemonynet and Nethermonynet, took prisoner the goodman of Nethermonynet, and won the bastel-house of Busshehill. 8. On the 10th the garrison of Wark to Dawcove. 9. On the 12th Rich. and Thos., sons of John Carr, to Newton, Stockstrother and Farmington. 10. On the 13th John Wiklife and Geo. Selby burned Stokeswood in Lammermoor. The same day Wm. Bucton, jun., and John Owrd to Dunglas Pethes. where they set forth forays to Blakeburne with the two Edmerstons. 11. On the 21st the garrison of Berwick into Lothian. 12. On the 22nd the lord warden of the East Marches understanding that the laird of Mowe, who slew his son Sir Ralph Ewrie, was repairing to his towns of Mowe and Coleruste at the head of Bowbent in Tevidale, sent his son Henry Ewrie and Geo. Bowes, son to Rich. Bowes, captain of Norham, who burned the steads and towers thereabouts and slew the laird's brother and 4 kinsmen, with others, and took 20 prisoners. 13. On the 26th Rich. Carr and Thos. Carr of Wark took up Foggoo and pulled down 2 bastell-houses. 14. On the 27th to Polworte. 15. On the 29th the Scots made a foray between Wark and Coldstream, but the goods were rescued by the garrison.
June. 1. On the 4th Rich, and Thos. Carr to Fawnes. 2. On the 8th to Foggoo. 3. On the 12th to Pollerd and Reidbrays. 4. On the 14th to the Fawnes, in the west end of the Merse. 5. On the 15th Sir John Ellerker's garrison into Tividale. 6. On the 17th the same and the garrisons of Fenton, Wark, and Cornell to Lameden and chased the Scots to Hume Castle. 7. On the 18th Henry Ewrie, Sir John Ellerker, &c., to Linton, Caverton, &c., took 16 Scots prisoners. 8. On the 22nd Geo. Selby, John Wikliffe, and their garrisons ran two forays to Langton. 9. On the 21th the garrison of Berwick to Barneside, where they hoped to have got one of the Humes, but he was not there. 10. On the 26th Sir John Ellerker, Rich. Bowes, and Henry Ewrie to Farmington and won 3 bastell-houses. 11. On the 27th some gunners of Wark with some of Sir John Ellerker's company to Kelso "where certain Scots had built them a strength in the side of the old walls of the steeple." 12. On the 30th the horsemen of Wark to Smallomcragge. 13. The same day some gunners of Wark burned the tower of Ednam.
a.d. 1546. July. 1. On the 1st sent Hen. Ewrie, Rich. Bowes and others to Wetherlay, Ivell and other steads in Lammermore, 8 miles north from Hume. On their return they burned a stead called Ladyflatt belonging to the laird of Rippeth and took 40 prisoners, including the laird of Spotswoode. 2. On the 4th Sir John Ellerker ran two forays, one to Smallam-tower, the other to Stychell.
The number of Scotsmen taken prisoners by the men of the East Marches 1,654
The number of oxen and kye 1,813
The number of horses and naigs 1,384
The number of sheep 13,087
The number of Scotsmen slain 888
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1280. The King's Debtors.
R. O. A book of orders taken by the Council with the King's debtors, giving names and amounts, the date on which the debtor appeared (personally or by deputy), the nature of his explanation and the order taken,—generally to bring a discharge or pay the money before a certain day. The debts appear to be mostly arrears of rent within the survey of the Augmentations. The following is a list of the dates, names (deputies given in parentheses) and amounts.
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Cos. Notts, Derb. and Chesh.: in the office of Wm. Bollis:—9 June, Oliver Thakker, 17l. 6s. 8d. 26 June, executors of John Porter (Ric. Harper), 16l. 14 June, same executors, 11l. 8s. 8d. 23 June, Wm. Parker (Edw. Parker), 57l. 18s. 4d. 20 June Ric. Wilbram (Robt. Broke and Dd. Edwardes), 106s. 8d. 20 June, executors of Thos. Clarke, late warden of Westchester (John Bothe), 202 oz. of jewellery (alleged to be given to the College by letters patent). 20 June, bp. of Chester (John Brydenley), 50l. 23 June, Thos. Pole (Randall Arowsmythe), 10l. 23 June, vicar of Runcorne (Robt. Jenninges), 39l. 2 July, Robt. Nevill (his servant), nil quia antea. 5 July, Sir Nic. Strelley, 33l. 14s. 11d. 30 June, Ralph Gelle (Ant. Gell), 33l. 7s. 6d. 5 July, Ralph Wryne, 102l. 7s. 11d. 2 July, Rog. Harwar, 100s. 4 July. Robt. Manwaringe. 26s 8d. (which he says Sir Thos. Holcrofte ought to pay). 1 July, Thos Clyfton (Jas. Forsshewe), 93l. 6s. 8d. 3 July, John Chaworthe (Thos. Martyn), 21l. 13s. 4d. 1 July, earl of Shrewsbury, 47l. 5s. 5d. 2 July, Gervase Clyfton (Robt. Nevill) 28l. 6s. 3d.
f. 5. 5 July, co Lincoln: in the office of Robt. Goche, receiver:—3 July, Sir John Caundysshe, 43l. 7s. 2½d. The same, for his lead, 126l. 3 July, Thos. Thompson, 24l. 3s. 6¾d. (which he delivered to his son, who counterfeited acquittance). 16 June, vicar of Saxilbye, 26l. 13s. 4d. 4 July, Sir Robt. Tirwytte, 9l. 14s. 3d. 26 June, parson of St. Michael's in Stampford (John Fenton and Wm. Camponell, parishioners, who say there is now no parson nor can one be got, because the benefice is not worth 4l. yearly), 6l. 17 June, John Buk and other tenants of Depinge (Jas. Ramsey), 22l. 17 June, Thos. Garner (Thos. Sterington). 14l. Signed as examined by Wa. Mildemay.
f. 6. 5 June anno 38o: Cos. Norf. and Suff.: in the office of John Eyer, receiver:—Walsinghame.—5 June, Wm. Vowell, 6l.; Nic. Brade, 18l. 8s.; Hen. Castell for debt of Ric. Austen, 4l. 18s. Butley.—5 June, executors of Fras. Framlinghame, 9l. 16s. Bury.—5 June, Chr. Conysbie, 50s. Pentney.—5 June, Thos. Waters for debt of Wm. Conysbie, 20s. Westacre.—4 June, George Wright, 6l. 10s. Lynne Fratres.—5 June, Thos. Waters, 104s. Yermouthe.—John Palmer, 21s. 4d. Signed here by Mildemay. Norwich lands.—5 June, burgesses of Lynne, 60s; John Thetforde, 31s. 6d. Signed by Mildemay.
f. 7. 5 June anno 380: Co. Bedford: office of Francis Jobson, receiver:—Caldewell.—4 June, Edm. Talmage for debt of John Gostwyke, 6l. 3s. 4d. Harwolde.—John Chenye, 100s. Signed by Mildemay. Barkeyate (sic).—4 June, George Ferers, for debt of Humph. Bochier, 72l. 7s. 8d. Signed by Mildemay.
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5 June: co. Northt.. Warw., Leic. and Rutl.: office of George Gifford, receiver there:—Chacombe.—2 June, Ric. Andrewes and Wm. Chamberleyne, 8s. 8d. St. Andrew's late priory.—31 May, Wm. Brytten, 13l. 6s. 8d. Cannonashbye.—2 June, Ric. Andrewes, 30s. 8d. Soulbye.—2 June, Ric. Andrewes and Leonard Chamberleyne, 4s. and 6s. 5d. Coventre.—No date, Ric. Andrewes 20s. St James'—2 June, George Coldewell for executors of —— (blank) Chipsey and the fellowship of Northampton, 53s. 4d. Studley.—2 June, John Skerro. for executors of Edm, Knightley, 20l. 11sd. and 11l. 11s 10d. Mackstock.—31 May, Ric. Breame 8l. 15s. 2¼d.; Ric. Breame and Wm. Pinnock, 53s. 4d. Henwood, Warw.—31 May, Wm. Pinnocke, 4s. St. Sepulchre's, Warwick.—5 June, Roland Melche, 4l. Launde.—5 June, John Owghame. 16s. 8d. Catesbye.—2 June, Ric. Andrewes, 4l. 15s. 2d. Kenellworth.—5 June. John Fyssher, 93l. 9s. 6d. Friars of Warwick,—No date, Robt. Webbe, 6l. Kenelworthe.—5 June, Wm. Cloppe (sic) for Thos. Greye, 26s. 8d. Caventre.—5 June, Wm. Clopton for Thos. Greye, 7l. 18s. 10d. Merevale.—2 June, Amisia Halle, 17l. 11s. 10d. Kirkbybellers.—1 June, Ralph Chaverey, 28l. 17s. 10d. Garrodon.—31 May, Ric. Manners. 29l. 11s. 1d., 50l. 0s. 147/8d, 4l. 13s. 4d. and 119s. 4d. Studleye.—2 June, John Skerro for executors of Edm. Knyghtley, 7l. 17s. 4d. Garrodon.—No date, Ric. Manners, 92l. 15s. 10d. Signed by Mildemay.
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5 June anno 1546: Cos. Staff, Salop, Heref. and Worc., office of John Scudamore, receiver:—Churburye.—5 June, Hugh Minors, 53l. 17s. 9d. Bordesley.—2 June, William lord Windesor, 49s. 4d., 43l. 18s. 6d., 32l. 17s. 4d. and 20s. Signed by Mildemay. Whirston.—2 June, Ric. Andrewes and John Howe, 13s. 0½d. and 60s. 9d. Signed by Mildemay.
f. 14. Cos. Northt., Warw., Leic. and Rutland: office of George Gifforde, receiver there:—Co. Northt.—11 June, Fras. Cave, 22s. 7½d.; 7 June, Roger Carell, 13l. 2s. 1d., 53s. 4d., 27l. 4s. 5d. and 11l. 10s.; 8 June, Kenelm Digbie, 6s.; 10 June, Hen. Meverell, 39l. 17s. 9½d. and 62l. 2s. 8d. Co. Warw.—12 June, Marm. Constable, 320l. Co. Leic.—12 June, John — (blank) and Ralph Chaveneye, 4l. 6s. 8d.; 12 June, John Eytoune and Robt. Barnesbye, 11l. 2s. 11d.; 10 June, Ralph Catelynne, 9l. 2s. 10d.; 11 June, Brian Cave, executor of Ric. Cave, 41l. 10s.; 8 June, John Constable of Kynnalton, 15s. and 10s.; 8 June, Thos.Olyver, 5s. Co. Warw.—10 June, Thos. Catlynne, 11s.8d.; 8 June, Oliver Thacker of the city of Chester, 100s.; 9 June, Thos. Greye, 10l. 14s. 1d.
f. 15. Cos. Staff., Salop, Heref. and Worc., office of John Scudamore, King's receiver there:—Stone.—9 June, Sir Nic. Hare, 53s. 4d. (to be paid by executors of Robert Burgoyne). Accorneburye.—No date, John Birde (Ric. ap Thomas), 4l. Malvern.—6 June, Henry Russell, 20l. 11s. 6d. and 12l. Worcester.—11 June, occupiers of the possessions of Sendall (Ambrose Cave), 16l. Malverne Major.—No date, Robt. Burgoyne, 30s. 4½d.; 8 June, executors of Robt. Burgoyne, 98l. 10s. 3¾d. Malvern.—6 June. Hen. Russell, nihil hie quia antea. Signed by Mildemay.
f. 16. [No heading:—] 10 June, Robert Catlynne, to answer for a fishing in the Frytbe. 6l. 8 June, Kenelm Digbye, 36l. 13s. 4d. 10 June, Ralph Gifford, 6l. 7s. and 34l. 8s. 7½d. Signed by Mildemay. [Page endd.: Hanby.]
f. 17. Co. York: in the circuit of Hugh Fuller, auditor:—St. Leonard's.—15 July, executors of Wm. Maunsell (Ric. Maunsell, who alleges that his brother William died about Mich. ao 33o), 7ld. St. Mary's.—15 July, executors of Wm. Maunsell (William Maunsell). 70s. 11d. Signed by Mildemaye.
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John Handbye, auditor, within receipt of George Gifford, receiver, 10 July, anno 38o:—Co. Northt.—Executors of William Horwood (Wm Walter). 112s. 9d. Co. Leic—Thomas Bewpas, clk., 25l. 14s. Signed by Midemay. [Page endd.: Hanby.] Leic—5 July, Brian Cave (Ambrose Cave), 41l. 10s. St. Sepulchre's, Warwick—30 June, Roland Melche, 4l. Signed by Mildemay. [Page endd.. Hanby.]
f. 21. Archdeaconry of Richmond and bishopric of Durham: within the circuit of Cuthbert Horsseley, receiver.—Nonnemonketon—12 June, Sir Marm. Constable, 34l. 6s. 2d. and 53l 15s. 10d. "Propria arreragia ipsorum receptorum infra liberates predictas"-8 June, Thos. Myddlemore, dec., 188l. 8s. ½d. Isle of Man.—8 June, Thos. Hungate, farmer, 57l. 16s. 3d. Duresham.—8 June, Wm. Hothome, 40s. Signed by Mildemay.
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Cos. Northumb., Cumb. and Westmoreland: Within receipt of Wm. Grene, receiver there:—Holme Costram (sic)—8 June, Ric. Gurnarde, 26l. 2s; Thos. Dalston, 14l. 19s. 10d. Signed by Mildemay.
f. 23. Edward Gostwike, auditor:—South Wales: Within the receipt of George Wall, King's receiver there—5 July. Louis Blethen (Giles Dodington), 20l. North Wales: Within receipt of Wm. Stumpe, receiver there—no date, Nic. Pursell, 45l. and 29l. 10s. Signed by Mildemaie.
f. 24. Statement of the nature of the debts given on the preceding leaf, which are respectively upon lands of Lanternam, co. Monmouth, and Stratamercell, co. Montgomery.
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Cos. Soms., Dors., Devon and Cornw.: Book of arrears depending within the circuit of Matthew Coltehirste, anno 37 Hen. VIII Within the receipt of John Ayleworthe, receiver there:—Barlynch.—6 June, executors of Sir Ric Pollarde, 116l 19s. 2d. Buckelond—6 June, Humph. Colles, 4s. 10½d. Bridgewater—Humph Colles. "negligence," 28s. 4¼d. Ford—6 June, executors of Sir Ric. Pollarde, 28l. 5s. 4d. and 11l. 18s. 8d. Signed by Mildemay. [5 July. Ric. Souche (Robt Male, clk.), 12l 9s. 11d.] (fn. n5) Bath—5 July, Sir Henry Knevett (who alleges that the farm is in the hands of one Henry Isham, now beyond the seas, 18l. 13s. 4d. Hynton—3 July, Ambrose Daunsey (who says he paid it to the sheriffs), 233l 6s. 8d. Witham—5 July, the parson of Newbury (Edw. Heidon), 9l. 6s. 8d. 1 July, John Sengleton and others (Wm. More, executor of Sir Thos. Lisley), 117l. 19s. Aberbury—3 July, Ralph Hassarde, 4l. Shirbourne—2 July, the parson of Corsecombe (Wm. Barnes, his servant), 6l. 3s. St. Nicholas, Exeter—5 July, Henry Atwill (John Heidon "for the mayor of Exeter," alleging a release from the Grey Friars of Exeter "late owners thereof"). 16l. 6s. 9d. Canonleigh—5 July, Wm. Clowton (John Heydon), 12l. 13s. 4d. Forde—2 July, tenants of the manor of Charmowthe, Monkewell and Newland (Ric. Barkhom), 28l. 7s. 11d. Launceston—5 July, Thos. Hickes (Ric. Calmady), 18l. 13s. 4d. Bodmyn—28 June, Thomas Starnold, 31l. 5s. Signed by Midemay.
f. 29. Blank leaf endd.. Mr. Coltehirst.
ff. 30-2. Statement of the nature of the debts given in ff. 25-8. [Last page endd: Coltehirst.]
f. 33. The King's purchased lands: in the circuit of George Wright, receiver:—11 June, John Hubbert, 13s. 4d.; Kath. Wilkins (Alex. Whithed, who alleges that "the land is not the King's but mistaken with the exchange with Rede") 10l. 13s. 4d.; Robt. Browne, 4l.; Miles Cocker, 40s.; Eliz. Higden, 114s. 8d; John Julyan, 45l. 17s. 5d.; Richard Thomas, 9l 19s. 10½d. Signed by Mildemay.
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The same (under general heading, 5 June, 38 Hen. VIII). Midd.—28 May, Jerome Tate, one of the heirs of Thos. Billington, 15l. 7s. 11d. London—4 June, Thomas Blanke, 30l. Chesh.—no date, Robert Acton, 130l. (struck out). Berks—no date, Thos. Elyot for the heirs of Sir William Fitzwilliams, 34l., and for the debt of William Fitzwilliams, 50l. Ntht.—4 June. Andrew Wadhame 64s. Hants.—4 June, Geo. Warner, 126l. Essex—24 May, Vicar of Westhame, 40l. Signed by Mildemay. Chesh.—28 May, Roland Hill for the debt of Ric Chomleye, 24l. 8s. 10d. London—28 May, Fellowship of Haberdashers, 9l. 6s. 8d.; 30 May, Sir Robt. Acton, 130l.; 6 June, Lord Ferreys, 360l.; 4 June, Ric. Nevell, 17l. 22¼d.; 28 May, Edw. Briselett, 53s. 4d. Signed by Mildemay
f. 36. Blank page endorsed: Mr. Moody: George Wright.
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Purchased lands (continued):—Ricardus Modye, auditor: George Wright, receiver:—5 July, Valentine Knightley (Thos. Edson), 20l.; the Vicar of Blackenotley, Essex, (Hugh Vaughan, who "allegeth it is a personag novicat and hath never hard of any such pension and sheweth a bill subscrybed by Tho. Orgall by wich it apperth that no such pencion was stalled in the Bok of Tenths"), 13l. 6s. 8d.; Thos. Taylor, 16l.; 27 June, John Oxton (his brother Wm. Walle), 16l. 4s.; tenants and inhabitants of Southam (Hen. Clerke and Wm. Walle), 4l. 16s.; tenants of Lithebarrowe (Thomas Malore), 6l. 2s.; 5 July, John Pratye (Clem. Throgmerton), 10l.; churchwardens of Aspoden (Thoe. Thole and Thos. Rokston, churchwardens), 6l. 13s. 4d.; John Carter, 38l.; 27 June, Ant. Stybbyn, 46s. Signed by Mildemay. [Page endd.: Modye.]
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Cos. Surrey and Suss.: Within the receipt of William Saunders, receiver:—8 June "pencionar" de Greyes Inne," for arrears unpaid for 37 Hen. VIII. and three previous years, 26l. 13s. 4d. 9 June, executors of Wm, Holte for the manor of Pyllardyngton, 23s. 4½d. 9 June, Edw. Wood, collector of rents of the lordship of Wye, 47l. 11s. 55/8d. and 95l. 16s. 10½d. 8 June, Henry marquis of Exeter, farmer of Combenevell, 16l. 7 June, John Bowyer, collector of rents of Marten mon., 4l. 19s. 4d. 7 June, Jasper Horsey, for the rectory of Bury Pomerye. 6l. 11 June, Sir Thomas Hennage, for lands at Marten priory, 70s. and 16s. 8d. 10 June, Sir Wm. Fynche, for Holdrygge and Le Mote in Fysshepole, 48s. 19l. 15d., and 4l. 16s. 11 June, executors of Sir Chr. Hales, for the manors of Wyngate and Garwyngton 72s. and 6l., for the manor of Ores, 20l. and 12l., for St. Paul's rectory within Canterbury 10l., and for the manor of Swaclyffe 7l. 6s. 10d. and 18l. 6s. 10½d. 8 June. Edward lord Clynton. collector of Folkestone priory, 65l. 9¾d. 10 June, Thos. Parker, for the moiety of the fee of Sir Ric. Longe which he received twice, 6l. 20d. 10 June, Thos. Patche, farmer of lez White Fryers in Sandwich, 49s. 7d. 12 June, Ric. Alcocke. for lands in Tenterden, 6l. 13s. 4d. 12 June, John Fowle, farmer of lands called Strechynden, 22s. 10 June, John Jerves, for a messuage in the parish of St. Mary de Arcubus, 12l. 10s.; John Moinynges, for a croft adjoining the croft called Coppehill, 4s.; Hen. Polstedde, arrears and money received of Ant. Auchyer by command of Thomas Cromwell, 20l. Signed by Mildemay. 8 June, occupiers of lands in Magna Maplestede, 4l. 9 June, Thos. and John Stydolphe, for Hedlegh and Walton super Montem, 8l. 12. (?) and for Westhamble, 15l. 15s. Signed by Mildemay. [Page endd.: Brasyer.]
f. 43. 5 June:—Co. Herts: Office of Henry Heydon, receiver:—Seynt Albons—6 June, Humph. Conysbye, 20s.; 30 May, George Cavendishe and Anthony Stubbinge, 32l. 10s.; 30 May, Thos. Maydewell (Ric. Maydewell, in his mother's name as executrix), 21l. 7s. 1½d., 6l. 10s. 4d. and 78s. 10d.; 6 June, Sir Ric. Lee, 30l.; 30 May, Stephen Cartebote; 6 June, Barth. Pigott, 90l. Signed by Mildemay.
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f. 45. 5 June:—Cos. Surr. and Suss.: office of Wm. Saunders, receiver:—Marton—5 June, John Boland, 9l. 10s. 10d.; Mr. Breuern Bouser (?), for the debt of the wardens of Eton College, 100s. Lands of the late earl of Essex.—Clement Cobbe 134l. 12s. 8d., Stephen Cooper, 46l. 4s., Henry Kyte 20l. 15s., Robert Broke 60l., Alexander Welles 51s. and Robert Edenden 32l. 2s. 4d. Batell.—5 June, Ric. Sackevilde. Signed by Mildemay.
f. 46. Entry touching Essex's lands (on preceding leaf; repeated. Signed by Mildemay. [Page endd.: Mr. Brasier: William Saunders, rec.: Spylman, rec., Hayden, rec.]
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5 June a0 380:—Office of Woods and underwoods, Walter Farre, receiver:—4 June, John Conway, 40l.; Wm. Humberston, 20l.; Robert Metam, 22l. 19s. 1d. Signed by Mildemay. Richard bp of Coventry and Lichfield, Sir Nicholas Hare, Thomas Holte and Richard Hassell, 66s. 8d. Signed by Mildemay.
f. 49. Statement showing that the 66s. 8d. on the preceding leaf is due by the said Councillors in the Marches of Wales for 200 loads of underwood. [Page endd.: Perte.]
f. 50. John Perte, auditor. Sale of woods within the survey of Augmentations, Walter Farre, receiver:—16 June, Wm. Clerke, 16l.; John Rolffe, 26l. 9s.; Thomas Aleyn, sen. and jun., of Kingeston, 13l. 7s. 3½d. Signed by Mildemay.
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Co. York, in the circuit of Hugh Fuller, auditor:—29 June, Sir Arthur Darcye (Thomas Parker, his servant), 107l. 4s. 2 July, John Aske (John Vavaser), 65s. 11d. 5 July, Sir Henry Knevett, 13l. 4s. 4d.; John Barton and John Donyngton (Sir Henry Knevet, 137l. 11s. 4d. 1 July, Ric. Smethley (Peter Bowes, his servant), 61s. 30 June, Ant. Knevett (his servant Nic. Lawndr), 52l. 5 July, Wm. Knevett, 8l. 8s. 6d.; the bp. of Worcester, 36l. 16s. 11d. 2 July, John Lambert, 20s. 2d. 29 June, bailey and commonalty of Skarbrough, 43s. 10d. and 51s. 8d. Signed by Mildemay. [Page endd.. Fuller.]
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Cos. Berks, Bucks and Oxon: within the receipt of John Doylie, King's receiver there:—10 July, Gabriel Percyvale, 51l. 7s. 3d. 12 July, the farmer of Cold Asshebye rectory, Ntht, 10l. 10 July, heir of Hugh Weldon (Edw. Weldon, heir) 20l.; Oliver Wellesbourne, 24l. 10s. 8d.; the rector of Chipsted, 4l. 10s. 12 July, Fras. Corbett and John Nodes, 4l. 6s. 10d. 10 July, Roger Hacheman, 63s. 4d. 12 July, Ric. Grenewaye, 15l. 2s. 1d. 10 July, heirs of John Series (Robert Series, one of the heirs), 24l. 10s. 2d. Signed by Mildemay.
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Cos. Nthld., Cumb. and Westmld.. circuit of Ric. Hochenson, auditor:—13 July, John Swynbourne, 16l. 6s. 8d. 15 July, John Whetherington, 4l. 13s. 4d. 13 July, executors of the Lord Ogle (John Bydneyll), 10l.; Sir Robert Ellerker, 12l.; Lancelot Salked, dean of Carlle (Ric. Michael), 143l. 8s. 8d.; George Davell (John Bydneyll), 40l. 11s. 8d. 12 July, heirs of Thomas Buttler (John Brown of London, who has "purchased the said manor of Layton" and alleges that these arrears ought to be paid by the heirs of Buttlar), 10l. 2s. 6d.; Chr. Middellton (Ric. Deane, receiver of the King's lands in Ripon), 53s. 4d.; lord Scroope (his servant James Phylip), 63s. 4d.; Wm. Maloreye (his servant Wm Cootes), 6l. 15s. and 10s.; heirs of Ric. Malyverer, 7s. 11d., of Nic. Banastar 8s., of Marg. Diconson 12s. 6d., Sir Chr. Ward, knight, 12s. 6d. and 3s. 4d., heirs of John Thomlinson, 2s. 11d., 11s. 8d., 3s. 4d., 10d., 3s. 4d., and 3s. 4d., and heirs of Peter Manne 7s. 1d. and 3s. 4d. (all represented by Robert Adderton). Signed by Mildemay.
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In the office of John Handbie, auditor:—12 July, Dr. Belle, bp. of Worsetter (Mr. Tregonwell for Dr. Bell, late bp. of Worsyter), 28l.; executors of Sir Ant. Babington, 6l. 15s.; Ant. Coope (Wm. Chamberlayn, his servant), 43l. 11s. 5d. 10 July, executors of Wm. Whorwood (Wm. Walter, one of the executors of Wm. Horwood), 112s. 9d.; Thos. Bewpas, clk. (25l. 13s.). 15 July, Robert ap Evan, 54l. 9s. 3½d. 14 July, Richard Berdes (Wm. Pinnok), 85l. 15s. 2½d. Signed by Mildemay.
f. 59. In the circuit of Matthew Coliehirste, auditor:—Barliche: no date, Sir John Waloppe (—— Cooke), 138l. 9s. 1d. 14 July, Ant. Busterde, farmer of Clyve rectory, 84l. 14s. 10 July, Wm. Perye (Wm. Perye his son), 30s. 4½d. 13 July, Sir John Arrundell. 159l. 2s. 8¼d. Signed by Mildemay.
f. 60. Statement of the nature of the five debts in the foregoing folio.
f. 61. Blank page endd.: Colhurst.
Pp. 122, now forming part of a volume. The order of the leaves as bound is perhaps incorrect.
R. O. 2. Particular bills of charges of the persons hereafter written received from the Lords.
Hen. Russell, Humberston, Worleye (dubitatur), Cave, Monynges, Stidolph, Blanke, Dalston, Russheton, Jervys, Walker, priest, the burgesses of Lynne, Pratte. The Bp. of Durham's charge and his bill. Mergett Billington. The Chamberlain of London's bill and the letter from the Lords concerning the matter in the same bill. Conweye, Parker, Deverox, Seintclere, Mr. Longe, Mr. Johnson. Hollingwood and Bonham. Wassheborne, Poole, Benyngfelde, Vicar of Runcorn, Boughton. Kenelm Digby and Catlyn. Thos. Malary, and other tenants of Southam. Webbe, Parker, Sir Roger Cholmeley, Dr. Tregunwell, Robt. ap Evans, the Bp. of Chester, Freston, Lambert, Thakker, Notley, Thos. Clifton, Jervis Clifton, Gittons, Cutler, Smetheley. Chester, the New College. Aske, Lisley, Asposden, Chaworth, Vowell, Tyldesley, Clerke, Denys, Taillour. Girlinge Hatcheman, Mr. Herberte, Cheney, Garner, Weldon, Chipstede, Praty, Whorwod, Cathorne. Salkeld, dean of Carlisle. Bullen for Austen. Markeham, Brereton.
Pp. 3.
R. O. 3. The Second Certificate of Orders: John Oxton, Ant. Girlinge, the churchwardens of Asposden, the bailiffs of Scarborough, Wm. Vowell Thos. Clifton, Nicholas Cutler, Wm. Worley, Edm. Bedingfelde, John Praty, John Parker, John Aske, Bp. of Chester, Wm. Gittons. Robt. Cheyney, Sir Geo. Herberte for part of his arr[ears], Thos. Taillour, Wm. Walker, clerk, the burgeases of Lynne, Hugh Vaughan, parson of Black Notley, Nic. Bradde, Leonard Palmer; dean and chapter of the King's College in Chester, appearing by Wm. Wall, clk.; Oliver Thacker, John Lambert, Eliot for the earl of Southampton. (fn. n6) Roger Harware, Ric. Preston, Tregunwell, Wasshebourne; Thos. Malary and other tenants of Southam and Litlebarrowe; Anne Johnson, Ric. Gervis, Arowsmyth for Poole. The Vicar of Run corn by Jenynges, Sir John Seyntclere by Pese, John Conwey, Mr. Longe, Olyver Wellesborne. Nota for Fisher and Mr. Darcye.
1546. The third Certificate for Orders (with references to folios of some book). Earl of Shrewsbury, Dean of Carlisle, Sir Arthur Darcy, Ric. Tyrrell, Vavasour for Aske, Whorwoode, Bonham, Stutvile, Hatcheman. Moraunt. Hickes, Ralph Gell, Archbp. of Canterbury.
The first Certificate of Orders. Ric. Sackevelde (struck out), Thos. Blanke, Thos. Stidolffe, Hen. Russell, Thos. Dalston. John Monynges, Roger Carell, Brian Cave for 41l. 10s., Wm. Humberston. Nic. Russheton.
Pp. 4.
R. O. 4. Extract headed "The brief from the Lords in Mr. Wiseman's office," showing that the vicar of Runcorne owes 39l. for nine years' arrears of certain tithes; and that, 23 June, he appeared, by Robert Jenynges, and has day till Bartholomew tide.
ii. Certificate by the Council of Augmentations that, 29 June, the vicar showed an acquittance by the bp. of Coventry and Lichfield dated 16 Oct. 1451 (sic) which seemed no sufficient discharge.
iii. Certificate (in Wriothesley's hand) that 21 Aug. Thos. Flecher, vicar, appeared and alleged that neither he nor his predecessors ever paid these sums, and yet he has been vicar there 34 years. He is eftsoons remitted to the Court of the Augmentation for a commission "for the proof of payment, &c." Signed: Thorn's Wriothesley, cancel: W. Seint John.
P. 1. Endd.: Alex. Wryghttington attending upon the council of the Court of the Augmentac. for examination of the King's arrearages.
R. O. 5. Memorandum that 10l. remains due from Sir John Seyntcler upon the price of lead and bells of Bileigh monastery sold to him.
Subscribed with two certificates by Thos. Mildemaie, auditor, that this agrees with the book of arrears of 37 Henry VIII. and that Seyntcler took no allowance for his costs in the King's commission for the dissolution of the houses in Essex suppressed by the Statute of 27 Hen. VIII.
Small paper, p. 1.
R. O. 6. Extract from the account of John Eyre, receiver of cos. Suff., Norf. and Essex, showing that Sir Edm. Bedingfeld owes 75s., for payment of which he was remitted to the Court of Augmentations and given day to the last day of this term. Signed as examined "per Wa Mildemay."
P. 1. Headed: Joh'es Peryent, miles, auditor.
R. O. 7. Memorandum that Oliver Wellysborne, bailiff of the town of Abingdon, is charged with the rent of 3 shops under "Colstrig" in the market place of the town at 20s. a year and of the stalls fixed there at the time of the fair at 33s. 4d. and of 4 fishmongers' stalls in the market 8s., which rents have been 7 years in arrear. Total 24l. 10s. 8d. Note in another hand.—The said 3 shops having been in such ruin and decay ever since the dissolution of the said monastery that no rent could be levied. Subscribed: Examyned by me, John Doyly.
P. 1. Endd. with note that Wellsborne "this day appeared" and showed proof of the ruinous state of the shops, etc., and "it is ordered" that he be discharged.
R. O. 8. The King's command to Tamessen Grene, widow, to pay to his general receiver in Essex such money as her late husband John Grene, gathered of the profits of the late house of Beyleyge, Essex, due at Lady Day, 36 Hen. VIII. and Mich. 37 Hen. VIII
Draft, p. 1.
15 July. 1281. Lisle to Paget.
R. O.
At my departure from London, Richard Broke, who has the rule of the King's galley, kept me company as far as Gravisend, "to keep the forsados in ure and breath, as they must continually be, otherwise they will be shortly nothing worth." Broke delivered me a memorial to know the King's pleasure for his own entertainment and new clothes for the "forsados" who have nothing to hang upon them. To keep her still with her suit of forsados the galley will be a continual charge; but in case the Admiral of France, at his coming, makes suit for her, and the King is disposed to gratify him, I would wish liberty first given to the forsados; for ever afterwards rulers of galleys will doubt to bring them near any of the King's navy or ports for fear of their rendering themselves to his Highness. If opportunity offers Paget might prefer this "simple purpose" to the King. Remember the young Italian named the County Fuascoo (fn. n7) "for whom I did move you at my departing, before Mr. Knevyt." Hearty commendations to you and my good lady, "to whom I pray you I may be excused that I have seen her since my coming home." Callayes, 15 July 1546.
Hol, pp. 2. Add. Endd.
15 July. 1282. Carne to Paget.
R. O. Takes the opportunity of this bearer's passing in haste to advertise rumors here. The Italians, Spaniards and Albaneyses from the King's camp are retained to serve the Emperor with the Countie de Buyre, "and passed by here yesterday." Buyre intends to enter the bp. of Colone's country and so towards Hassia, to stop the aid coming from the King of Danmarch to the Protestants and be ready to join the Emperor when required. He will be in camp by Sunday next. Martin van Rowse is in the bp. of Colone's country beyond the Rene, in the Duchy of Angarie nigh the borders of Hassia and Wesfalie, and has taken the Bishop's towns of Keyserswert and Bysshop Kempe for the Emperor, for the towns are not strong there. It is true that the County Palatyne has drawn away certain of the men appointed by Burye to serve the Emperor. As he wrote on the 7th, here is news that the Emperor has taken Oulme in High Germany and has a puissant army and many Germans with him; but no word of the Protestants' doings.
In the matter which Mr. Reede and I have in charge we tarry for an answer in writing promised by the Commissaries, who must first know the Queen's pleasure therein. "One did send me yesternight a copy of a letter sent, but I cannot tell to whom, with the description of the Emperor's army" (copy herewith). Bruxelles, 15 July 1546. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
15 July. 1283. Vaughan to Henry VIII.
R. O.
By Francis the post, on the 13th, received a letter from the Council commanding him to forbear treating of Jasper Dowche's offer to serve the King with a sum of money; and in nowise to emprunt to him any of the money which Vaughan has in hand at 1 per cent, till 15 Aug. The latter order has given him such a "frete" that he "shall not, upon the same, tune well his notes a good while"; for yesterday Vaughan was visited, first by a broker, then by Chr. Haller, and then by one of the sons of Erasmus Schetz, all of whom, as he guesses, were craftily sent by Dowche. The broker said that, understanding that Vaughan had a lump of money gathered to pay the Fugger, he could get a merchant of this town to pay 1½ per cent. for it and content the Fugger for the amount. Haller heard say that Vaughan had amassed a great sum to pay the Fugger on 15 August, and, because the Fugger was indebted to a friend of his in 40,000 cr., he would gladly that his friend had the loan of so much and he would get the Fugger to abate it out of the debt; or else that Vaughan should lend it to himself upon good sureties. Erasmus Schetz's son was the most importunate, who (after Vaughan had protested that he dare not lend any parcel of the money without the King's command, who was not a merchant nor esteemed so vile a gain as might be taken by emprunture of his money) said he had been desired by the Queen to furnish a good sum of money for the Emperor's wars, which he was unable to do, and therefore entreated Vaughan to show him "so much friendship."
The Emperor seems seeking either to furnish himself for war with all money he can get, or else to draw into his hands all the money of the Bourse lest the princes of Almayn be aided thereby, or else he wants money to pay the soldiers now departed under Mons. de Bure, who, it is said, "maketh courtesy" to take charge of so confused a number, of many nations. Learns that the Queen is in great fear of this war, she hearing that the Landisgrave is already gone to destroy the bishop of Ausburgh's country and will afterwards destroy that of the Duke of Bavyer and proceed towards the Mountains to stop the passage of the Italians coming to the Emperor. Ausburghe, Ulme, and many other towns thereabouts have sent men to join the Landisgrave at the said passage. The Emperor is already there with 4,000 light horse to keep it for the Italians and Spaniards. Most cities of Almayn aid the Landisgrave. Andwerp, 15 July.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1546.
15 July. 1284. Vaughan to Paget and Petre.
R. O. Writes to the King occurrents here and Jasper Dowche's practices to get the money emprunted before the Fugger's day. It seems as if the Bourses here, doubtful of the Emperor's success, shrink from lending him more money. The Count of Bure with a great rout of soldiers and no money for their despatch lingers here. Our mariners, coming with English ships from London, are ill used by the mariners of this town, and cannot leave their ships without danger. Lately "the mariners and other raskall of this town" beat and would have slain a couple of our mariners, drove them with stones into their ships and followed on board, "a thousand persons gaping and looking upon them." Our poor men compelled vim vi repellere shot "arrows amongst the thickest of them, whereof 3 or 4 were prettily hurt." The merchants not having here their governor or any man to care for them, Vaughan complained to the Margrave and Burrow Master, showing that such dealings might lead to retaliation in England. They promised to see to it, but have effected nothing. Wrote to Sir Edward Caern of this a month ago, that he should inform the Lady Regent; but has not heard what he has done. "No people I think in all the world, being so evil delt with as the King's Majesty's subjects be here, would so miserably continue their traffic in this town as they do." If the King has any musty corn it might be well sold here, for out of Estlande none will be suffered to come henceforth. Andwerp, 15 July 1546.
"I will keep Francis a day or twain till I hear some news out of Almayn."
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
15 July. 1285. Mont to Henry VIII.
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St. P., xi. 235.
The tumult raised in Germany, by the Emperor's saying that he would chastise certain disobedient persons, grows; for the Protestants, especially of the Smalcaldic League, think that he intends to exterminate their whole religion. There are many signs of his hostility to their religion, which in places under his power he proscribes, gratifying the Roman bishop (who pours out the treasures of the Church to suppress it) not so much from conscientious motives as from a desire to take away German liberty. The Germans, however, as far as their poverty admits, are arming, all the princes and cities in the League sending money and soldiers. They prepare two armies. To repress their adversaries and occupy places from which they may receive hurt, Augsburg, Ulm and the rest of the cities of Upper Germany have led their united forces into the field, and will be joined by the Duke of Wirtenberg. Besides their own men they have hired some Swiss. The Elector of Saxony will himself lead his forces against the bishops in Noricum and Franconia, as Bamberg, Wurtzburg. Passau; and he will join his forces to the others, for there it is thought that the Emperor will be strongest. The Landgrave has sent forces to occupy the Rhine and will protect the Protestants from the side of Brabant, where vast preparations are said to be made, lest the Imperialists get hold of Cologne, which is the door of Lower Germany and the Rhine. Within a few days the Saxon and the Landgrave will lead out their men, making haste as they know how vast and scattered the Emperor's forces are. Many thousands of foot and horse are coming from Italy, part sent by the Roman bishop and part hired by the Emperor, and there is constant report that Gonzaga, the Duke of Camerino, Colonna Fabritius, the princes of Tarentum and Salmona and other great captains are coming; also that the bps. and clergy of Spain have promised the Emperor much money for the extermination of the Lutheran doctrine (as they call it) and that the Cardinals and Roman bishop have promised to deal with the French king, if necessary, so that he may lend no help to the Germans. Hears nothing certain of the number of the Emperor's forces but a vast number of men is enrolled in Austria, Styria, Bohemia, and the rest of the Emperor's countries. The Duke of Bavaria, Margrave Albert, and certain bishops lend all their strength to the Emperor, who also exacts a subsidy of money from the Catholics. The Elector Palatine is now deliberating with his nobles what to do, and many suspect that he will not help either side. The fidelity of Nurnberg is doubtful, as they say that the Emperor is not preparing war against religion and promise themselves security. Duke Maurice is prepared and stays at home within Saxony to defend it, an attack from Bohemia being feared. The Duke of Wirtenberg might have taken the Master of the Order of the Teutons had not the latter's servants, fighting fiercely, by their own death purchased time for their master to escape. The Landgrave has pursued horsemen and footmen going out of Westphalia to the lord of Buren and Martin a Rosshem, and driven them into a little town called Hameln, where he now besieges them. Commissaries from the Protestants are now at Smalcald, and some think that all the Protestants will shortly hold a meeting at Francfort. What the end of this tragedy will be is uncertain. The Protestants, although in power inferior to the Emperor, are sure that in cause they are far superior, and are determined to defend their religion and liberty, or die. Francfort, 15 July 1546.
Lat. Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
15 July. 1286. Mont to Paget.
R. O.
I have written to the King the face of Germany, and the more earnestly now that this war grows upon us and no one in Germany can interpose as a mediator, for all are on the one side or the other. We are more terrified by the name and majesty of the Emperor whom we appointed head over us than troubled by his power. Would that the King might intervene! For it is to be feared that the Turk will not neglect this occasion: Germany must suffer great slaughter whichever way victory falls. From honest men who have now come from Ratisbon I hear that the Emperor, being asked who were the disobedient whom he wished to chastise, for no one could suspect otherwise than that hes conceived it out of hatred to their religion, answered that it was conceived from no business of religion but he would prove it to be the disobedience which the Duke of Saxony and Landgrave wished to practise with the King of England against him and the whole Empire. And many credulous people aver that the King has laid open to the Emperor all the secret things formerly treated between him and these princes. Thus the King is undeservedly traduced and called in hatred. Fears that this war may render it more difficult for him to write and that the Emperor will stop the post, and search messengers and letters. The Emperor has asked the canons and bp. of Mayence to receive 1,500 horse into their town and put the passage of the Rhine into his hands, and they have consented to admit 300 horse and have the rest placed in neighbouring villages. That Coblentz and the neighbouring fortress may be opened to him the Emperor has asked of the bp. of Treves, who will not dare to deny him anything. May all princes and kings foresee what, when Germany is suppressed, will become of the rest of the nations! Has determined to remain here at Francfort and Mr. Mason (D. Massonus) knows a method of sending letters to him. Commendations to Mr. Petrus, Paget's colleague. Francfort, 15 July, 1546.
Lat. Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
15 July. 1287. The Council of Trent.
Add. MS.
B. M.
Copies of documents (with brief explanations of their sequence and publication) relating to the assembly of the Council of Trent, made and certified by Angelus Massarellus, secretary of the same Council, viz.:—
1. Bull of Paul III. indicting a General Council to begin at Mantua, 23 May 1537. Rome, 4 non. Junii 1536. (With list of the signatures of Pope and Cardinals which were subscribed.)
2. Bull of prorogation to the kalends of November 1537, at a suitable place to be chosen in the meantime. Rome, 12 kal. Maii 1537.
3. Second prorogation to the kalends of May 1538, at Vicenza. Rome, 8 id. Octobris 1537.
4. Third prorogation to Easter 1539. Genoa, 4 kal. Julii 1538.
5. Bull declaring that the Council, indicted for the kalends of May will not meet, but be deferred to a day to be declared later. Piacenza, 7 kal. Maii 1538.
6. Bull indicting the Council to meet at Trent at the kalends of November 1542. Rome, 11 kal. Junii 1542.
7. Bull suspending the Council and revoking the legates. Bologna, pridie non. Julii, 1543.
8. Bull revoking the suspension and indicting the Council at Trent for the 4th Sunday in Lent next, Laetare Sunday. Rome, 13 kal. Dec. 1544, pont. 11.
9. Commission of Joannes Maria bp. of Praeneste, Marcellus Sancte Crucis and Reginald Sanctae Mariae in Cosmedin, cardinals, to hold the Council. Rome, 8 kal. Martii 1544, pont. 11.
10. Bull empowering the Commissioners to transfer the Council elsewhere. Rome, 8 kal. Martii 1544, pont. 11.
11. Bull forbidding the prelates to appear by proxy. Rome, 10 kal. Maii 1545.
12. Bull ordering certain fasting and intercession for the success of the Council, with promise of plenary indulgence. Rome, id. Decembris 1545, pont. 12.
13. Bull of privileges for those prelates who attend the Council. Rome, 1 Jan. 1546, pont. 12.
14. Bull of indulgence for all who pray, fast, etc., for the success of the Emperor's arms against the heretics. Rome, id. Julii 1546.
15. Charles V's appointment of Don Jacobus a Mendocia, his ambassador at Venice, to be his commissary and proctor in the Council of Trent. Brussels, 20 Feb. 1545, Imp. 25, reg. 30.
16. Charles V's appointment of Don Franciscus ab Toleto as colleague to Don Jacobus a Mendocia, commissary and proctor in the Council of Trent, whose health is not good. Utrecht, 2 Feb. 1546, Imp. 26 reg. 31.
17. Francis I.'s appointment of Claudius Durfe, bailli (prefectus) of Forez, Jacobus a Ligneris, president of the third decuria of the judges in the Court of Paris, and Petrus Danesius, provost Suzennarum, to be his proctors in the Council. Fontainebleau, 3 kal. Aprilis 1545.
18. King Ferdinand's appointment, as his proctors in the Council, of Wolfgang bp. of Passau (Patavien), prince Frederic bp. of Vienna his preacher, Francis de Castelato, his general captain of the Tyrol, John Coehleus, S. T. P., and Ant. Queta, LL. D. Worms, 23 April 1545.
Lat. A bound volume of 89 parchment pages with prefatory commendation of the copyist by Olaus Magnus abp. of Upsala and Jo. Petrus Ferrettus, Rharennas, Mylensis episcopus, dated at Bologna, 15 Feb. 1548, 14 Paul III.
15 July. 1288. News from Venice. (fn. n8)
viii, No. 292.
Ludovico delle Arme arrived at Venice and next day had a long interview with the Chiefs—to the alarm of the country and of the Cardinal of England, who is fifteen miles away. He told Montesa that he was with the Chiefs on private business, and in answer to their questions had declared that your Majesty was so strong in Germany that you would end the war sooner than was thought. He had been to Ratisbon and gone about the country to see for himself. He told the Chiefs of the Council of Ten that your Majesty and the Pope had agreed that the Papal troops, in their passage, should seize and keep a large stretch of territory belonging to the Signory; and thereupon they sent the Duke of Urbino to Verona and doubled the guards everywhere. Cardinal Cornaro "advised us of this."
ii. A paper of the same date states that the Signory were indignants because the Cardinal of Trent had spread a rumour in Rome that they were dissuading the Pope from aiding the Emperor. To clear the Cardinal of Trent, Cardinal Cornaro published letters from Rome stating that the Venetian ambassador had so dissuaded the Pope; and, seeing these, the Signory announced that their ambassador had acted without instructions and should be punished.


  • n1. July 15th.
  • n2. July 13th.
  • n3. This word seems to be inserted in Surrey's own hand.
  • n4. This name is misread in the MS. as "colledge," the two places being made into "Otterburne colledge."
  • n5. Cancelled.
  • n6. Sir William Fitzwilliam, though he was certainly dead when this paper was drawn up.
  • n7. Count Fiesco of Genoa.
  • n8. Addressed to the Emperor.