Henry VIII: August 1546, 6-15

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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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August 1546, 6-15

6 Aug. 1424. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 509.
Meeting at Westminster, 6 Aug. Present:—Chancellor, Lord Chamberlain, Cheyney, Gage, Wingfield, Paget, Petre, Baker. Business:—Warrant to treasurer of Tenth for 200l. in prest to Mr Sadler, for the Great Wardrobe, and 200l. to John Peers, clerk of the check of the Guard, for wages of 81 of the Guard Extraordinary appointed to attend here from 6 July "during the continuance of the Admiral here" at 16d. per diem. Sir Thos. Palmer, captain of the Old Man, had licence for 1,500 sheep, 200 oxen, kine and steers, and 25 mares. Letter to customers, &c., of London, to permit the mayors of the city for the time being to make the customary certificate of grain, fish, victuals, fuel and other things coming by water, notwithstanding the late proclamation. Barker was, at the suit of his mother, wife of the Rose Tavern by Newgate, released from the Fleet on bringing sureties to the Lord Chancellor.
7 Aug. 1425. The Earl of Surrey.
Hail. MS.
297, f. 255b.
B. M.
Confession of Chr. Barker, Garter, against the Earl of Surrey, made 7 Aug. 37 (sic) Hen. VIII (fn. n1)
"Also concerning the earl of Surrey a little before he went to Bullene, Richemound herald wrote a letter to me to come with all speed to speak with the said earl in a morning." Went, and after waiting an hour was sent for to come up to the [gallery] in his house at Lambeth, where he showed me a "scocheon of the arms Brotherton and St. Edwarde and Anjoye and Mowbreye quartered, and said he would bear it." "I asked him by what title, and he said that Brotherton bare it so, and I showed him it was not in his pedigree. And he said that he found it in a house in Norfolk in stone graven so, and he would bear it. And I told him that it was [not] (fn. n2) his honor so to do;" but could not dissuade him. Finding him wilful, I spoke to Mr. Warnere in Poules to tell him he might not do it.
Modern copy, p. 1.
R. O. 2. A statement to the same effect addressed to the King, and nearly in the same words, but indirectly reported. Begins: Garter says that the Earl of Surrey, a little before he went to Bullein, the —— (blank) day of —— (blank) 37 Hen. VIII. caused Richmond herald to write to him to come with all speed to Lambeth, &c.
Two modern copies, p. 1 each.
1426. Surrey to his Servant, Hugh Ellys.
R. O. "Hugh Ellys, it will be iij or iiij days or Catelyn com, who shall bryng yow money. I pray delyver this letter with all spede to Mrs. Hevingham, whom yow shall fynde at Jeromes Shelton's howse in London, or eles will be ther within iij days. Commawnd the paynter to leve owt the tablet wher my lord of Richmondes picture shuld stand; for I will have nothyng ther, nor yet the tablet, but all dowbet. From Kenyngale, this Wedensday. H. Surrey.
"Delyver this letter to none but her own handes."
ii. Beneath in Sir Richard Southwell's hand:—"Yt maye please your good Lordshippez to examyn Mes Henygham, late Marye Shelton, of theffect of th'earle of Surrey his lettre sent unto her; for yt ys thowght that menye secrettes hathe passed betwen them before her maryag and sethens."
P. 1. Add.: at Lambeth. Endd.
7 Aug. 1427. Delimitation of the Boulonnois.
R. O. The King's instructions to Lord Gray Wilton, deputy of Boulogne, Sir Thomas Moyle, one of the General Surveyors, Sir Edward Wotton, treasurer of Calais, and Sir Thomas Palmer, captain of the Old Man.
At the conclusion of the late wars with France it was agreed by treaty that Boulogne with the haven and all on this side the river which runs under Pont de Bricq should be the King's, the boundary from the sea to the said Pont being the high water mark on the French side and above the said Pont the river itself, which should be common to both sides from thence to its head. But when it came to the determination of the river head a doubt arose, because the river has two branches meeting near Selles. Whereupon the Commissioners for the treaty sent certain persons (whereof Sir Edw. Wootton and the surveyor of Calais went at one time, and Sir Thos. Palmer and the surveyor of Bullen at another) to view the said branches, to the intent that the longer of the two might be taken for the head of the river. These persons effected nothing, for the English alleged the branch which springs by Villemoutiers or Buishon de May to be the longer and the French denied it. Other "gutters" which join these branches, as one running from Crewse into the branch of Kekes and another from Lotingham into the branch of Villemoutiers, were left out of account; and the Commissioners finally concluded and promised that other Commissioners should be sent, forthwith on their return home, to measure the branches of Villemoutiers and Kekes, and determine the longest to be the head. For this purpose the said Lord Gray, &c., shall assemble with the French king's commissioners, meeting alternately in French and English territory; and if (as the King expects) they find the branch of Villemoutiers to be the longest, they shall from the spring thereof appoint such limits as appear in a plat which Sir Thomas Moyle received of the King, and as John Rogers, surveyor of works at Boulloyn, can somewhat declare, who with the surveyor of works at Calais shall attend upon them. In case the French commissioners unreasonably refuse to take the head of the river at Villemoutiers or stand to the limits in the "cart" delivered to Sir Thos. Moyle, the King is to be advertised of the points of difference. If, touching the limits between the river's head and Guisnes, the French stick only because limits appointed in the said plat include certain pieces belonging to the Emperor, the limitation of such pieces may be reserved and the rest concluded. The Commissioners shall write from time to time of their proceedings, and the surveyors shall send plats showing how limits claimed by the French differ from those appointed by the King. As the French still keep Brunenbergh, a place clearly within the King's territory, whichever branch be the head of the river, the French commissioners are to be required to remove their men from thence. In case the French allege the fortifications at Boullenbergh or Blacknes to be against the treaty, they shall be answered that the King fortifies nothing but what was begun before the treaty; as the Admiral of France knows, who, before the treaty, offered if they were left off to leave off fortifying at St. Estienne's; for this was one of the special things for which the King's army was sent; and it shall be declared to the Admiral at his being here. Finally, you, Lord Gray, shall signify to Mons. du Byes that if he will be at the execution of the commission you will keep him company, and otherwise absent yourself; and, as to the first meeting, whether you go to them or they come to you we refer to your discretion.
Draft, pp. 17. Endd.: For my Lord Gray, etc., appointed commissioners for the limiting out of the pale of the county of Boullonoys from the French, viio Augusti 1546.
R. O. 2. Commission to the King's Councillors A., B., C., and D., to determine, with the French king's commissioners, the head of the river which flows under the Pont de Bricke and the boundary from thence to Guisnes. The preamble states that by the treaty of 7 June last that river should be the boundary between the King and the French king, but as it appeared to have two sources, the one near Vielmoutyers and the other near Kekes, the Commissioners for the treaty made a special agreement that these two sources should afterwards be measured from their junction near Selles and the longest taken to be the true source, this matter and the delimitation from the head of the river to Guisnes being left to other special commissioners to be thereafter appointed.
Lat. Draft, pp. 3. Endd.: Copie of my lorde Gray's, etc., commission for the limiting out of Boullonoys. On the back is written: Mr. Godsalve, this must be written by yourself against tomorrow morning with the King's style at length before it, and the commissioners' names in forma inclusa entered in the due place."
1428. The Boulonnois.
Harl. MS.
442, f. 221.
B. M.
Mandate to the sheriff of Kent to proclaim that whereas the King retains the town of Bulline and all the ground within the marches of Bulline and Newhaven which he conquered in the last wars, according to treaty with the French King, and Commissioners are appointed to survey and let the lands there; all persons shall be at liberty between this and 1 Nov. next to cross the seas for the purpose of taking such lands, and to carry cattle and stuff over to stock them. Westm., 7 Aug. "ut supra." Headed: Anno xxxviij Henrici Octavi. 1546.
Modern copy, pp. 2.
Soc. of
Antiq. Procl.,
ii. 172.
2. Another modern copy, dated 7 Aug. 38 Hen. VIII.
P. 1.
7 Aug. 1429. The Privy Council to Carne.
R. O.
St. P.,xi. 264.
The King has heard his letters of the 1st inst. and requires him to show President Schore that his Majesty takes his words on behalf of the Queen thankfully, "not doubting but that the deeds shall follow as appertaineth" like as his Majesty will see to the good handling of the Emperor's subjects within his dominions. There was "a certain qualified comprehension" of the Scots in the peace, the very words of which, authenticated by me, Sir Wm. Paget, are enclosed, to be shown to Schore. We have since abstained from all invasion and they have not much molested us; but lately we hear that they are not so quiet as peaceable men should be. As for the noblemen who had lands in Boulloynoys; immediately upon the winning thereof was "a convenaunt" (substituted for "proclamation") made for all who could claim anything within the said county. No such men as Carne mentions entered declaration thereupon; and, the King having kept the country by conquest and received it now by composition, such as had possessions therein before must seek recompense at the French king's hands. Carne shall diligently sue for Dymmocke's restitution to his "haunt and trade of the Low Countries." The letters and testimonials of the misordering at Dorte shall be sent him. Westm.,—— (blank) Aug. 1546.
Draft, pp. 2. Endd.: M. to Mr. Kerne, vijo Aug. 1546.
7 Aug. 1430. William Mounsloo.
R. O. Interrogatories (5 articles) as to the sale by the late abbot and convent of Winchelcombe, 11 March 29 Hen. VIII., to Wm. Mounsloo, of London, mercer, of certain houses and wharfs in the "parish of Saynt Brigytt in Fletestrete."
ii. Depositions, taken 7 Aug. 38 Hen. VIII., upon the above by Wm. Mounsloo, John Peter, gent., Edw. Brigges, clothworker, Thos. Lewes, merchant tailor, and Ric. Rondall, all agreeing that possession was duly delivered to Mounslow 19 March 29 Hen. VIII., and that the sale was genuine and in consideration of debts due by the monastery, which had much the best of the bargain. The deposition of Rondall (who delivered seisin) is signed.
Large paper, written on one side only, pp. 7.
7 Aug. 1431. Parliament of Scotland.
Acts of the
P. of Sc.,
ii., 469.
Held at Edinburgh, 7 Aug. 1546, by Colin earl of Argyle, supreme justiciary, Wm. bp. of Dunblane, Andrew bp. of Galloway, John elect of Dunkeld, Wm. earl Merischal, Hugh lord Somervell, Wm. commendatory of Culross, Mr. Jas. Foulis of Colintoun, clerk of register, Mr. Thos. Merjoribankes and Hugh Rig, commissioners; together with the officers. Business:—Summons of treason against Norman Leslie and his accomplices continued to 18 Aug. Case of Mr. Robert Creychtoun, provost of Sanct Gelis kirk of Edinburgh, who denies possession of a decree by the Pope and certain cardinals in a matter between him and the abbot of Paisley.
7 Aug. 1432. Wotton to Paget.
R. O. The plate of the Kind's which the lord Admiral has is not what Wotton needs, and therefore he has taken none of it; but, hearing that my lord of Duresme had some, declared the case to him and showed the Council's letter, and my lord of Duresme is content to leave part of the King's silver vessel, as appears by indenture herewith. Parys, 7 Aug. 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. Indenture made 7 Aug. 1546, between Cuthbert bp. of Duresme and Nicholas Wotton, dean of Canterbury and York, witnessing that the latter has received from the said bp. the following parcels of silver vessel, viz., 3 plates with the letter G, weighing 108 oz., 17 dishes with the letter R, weighing 354 oz., 18 trenchers weighing 153 oz., and 6 saucers weighing 48 oz.
Copy, p. 1.
8 Aug. 1433. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 510.
Meeting at Westminster, 8 Aug. Present: Chancellor, Great Master, Privy Seal, Hertford, Arundel, Winchester, Cheyney, Gage, Paget, Petre, Sadler, Riche. Business:—Warrants to Williams for l,000l. to John Hales, for creditors of the Great Wardrobe; 1,000l. to Ric. Knight, servant to the Lord Great Master; and 1,000l. payable upon bills of Winchester, Gage, etc. Letter to mayor of Skarbourough to search for pirates who, since 20 July last, robbed the Carvel of Campen, owner Gerard Ludkin of the Steelyard, and advertise hither what he can learn. Warrant to Candish to deliver Francis Pitcher, courier, 37l. Upon complaint by Jaques Le Conte, of Havre de Grace, that his ship was spoiled by pirates within Plymouth Road, and the town declined to rescue him, a letter was written to the viceadmiral, mayor, &c., that they had been negligent, and unless, by sending out vessels, they apprehend the pirates and give notice in all places for sequestration of the goods, they shall "besides the offence to his Highness, answer the party." Warrant to Williams for rewards, as follows, to Capt. Chr. Diez, 75l., Capt. Petro Negro 75l., Loys de Noguera 37l. 10s., Capt. Don Allonzo 75l., Capt. Villa Sirga 50l., Capt. Loys Melgoreso 50l., Capt. Fernando de Moretoya 50l., Capt. Medelyne 50l., —— (blank), lieutenant to the Master of the Camp of the Spaniards, 37l. 10s., Capt. Padilo 37l. 10s., —— (blank), late captain of the Galee, 37l. 10s., Petro de la Vegua, 37l. 10s., Capt. Scipio, 50l. and Lord Tuliberne of Scotland 25l. Henry Crips had licence to convey from port to port within the realm corn provided for the King in the war time. Letters to Sir Ralph Sadler and Sir Richard Southwell to take Thomas Chamberlayne's account for the levying of the Almains under Riffenberg, and that three bills (specified) of Sir Ralph Fane, for money received with the consent of the rest of the Commissaries, should be delivered to the Treasurer of the Chamber, to be answered by Fane.
8 Aug. 1434. Vaughan to the Council.
R. O. Received from Sir Ralph Warren, alderman of London, bills of the King's merchants for 5,000l. st.; and this day Thos. Gressham reports that he brings other bills for 5,000l. st. Thinks it necessary to note briefly what is owing and what provided, as follows:—
Owing to the Fugger, the 15th inst., upon 14 obligations of London, 110,380l. Fl.; to the Fugger, 15th inst., for the emprunture of 30,000l. Fl. in money and 10,000l. in fustians, 41,800l. Fl.; to Jeronimo Diodati, 6 Sept., upon credence of Ant. Bonvyce, 9,000l. Fl.; to Vincent Baldassar Guynygi and John Balbani, 15 Sept., 6,000l. Fl.; to John Carolo, 15 Oct., 6,000l. Fl.; to Bart. Compaigny, 15 Oct., 6,000l. Fl. besides interest. Total 179,180l. Fl.
In payment whereof the Council have taken order by the King's merchants for 25,000l. Fl. payable 30 June and 12,500l. Fl. payable 15 Sept.; and by bills of exchange lately sent of Thos. Cavalcant and John Gyrald, 11,600l. Fl., of Bart. Compaigne, 11,600l. Fl., and of Ant. Bonvyce, Ant. Vivald and others 23,200l. Fl.; Erasmus Schetz's son promises to pay the Fugger 20,000l. Fl.; and the Council have prolonged with the Fugger, 60,000l. Fl. Total 163,900l. Fl.
And so there "wanteth" 15,280l. Fl.; towards which Vaughan has 1,000l. Fl. and odd, received of Mr. Dymok, and Mr. Damesell has other 1,000l. Fl.
To pay the debt to Jeronimo Dyodati, due 6 "November," (sic) he has nothing, and the Council must either take a longer day or provide therein very shortly. The merchants' money payable 15 Sept. he does not expect within a month after that date.
Yesternight a tempest of rain and thunder set fire in Meghlin to 700 barrels of the Emperor's gunpowder, and above 200 houses and 60 or 80 men were burnt. The Emperor upon the arrival of the Landisgrave departed out of Ratisbone into Bavaria. The Cowntie de Bure marches with 12,000 footmen of these parts, 2,000 Italians and Spaniards and 6,000 horsemen towards Mens. The Almayns "universally give themselves more towards the Landisgrave than the Emperor." Bure is this day beside Cullen. Andwerp, 8 Aug.
Reminds them that he has nothing wherewith to pay Dyodati on 6 Sept. or Guynygi and Balbany on 15 Sept., when the merchants' payments begin.
P.S.—Has letters from Camfyre that the King's corn arrested there is sold for 50 dallars (11l. 13s. 4d. Fl.) the last (which is 10 qr. English measure).
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.: 1546.
R. O. 2. An extract from the above of the sums of money owing and the order taken for their payment.
Pp. 2. Headed: "Your letters of the 8th of this present to the Council." Endd.: A note of the payment of the debts in Andwerpe by S. Vaughan. 1546.
8 Aug. 1435. William Damesell to the Council.
R. O. This day, by one of the sons of Erasmus Sketes, of Andwarpe, received their letter for receipt of gunpowder bought of the said Skett by Sir Ric. Gresham. Asks how to employ 1,000l. Fl. left in his custody by John Dymocke, of receipts of the King's corn sold in these parts. Last night was a tempest of thunder and lightning lasting two hours, "as horrible as ever was heard," and this morning came news that at Malines, 4 leagues off, the lightning has burnt 400 barrels of gunpowder, 60 houses and many people,—"a piteous case if the will of God had been otherwise." Andwarpe, 8 Aug. 1546.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
9 Aug. 1436. Parliament of Scotland.
Acts of the
P. of Sc.,
ii. 469.
Held at Edinburgh, 9 Aug. 1546, by the Governor. Present: abp. of Glasgow and 30 others (named). Business:—The Pope's pardon to James Hamiltoun, late of Kyncavill, admitted with proviso saving the rights of the Crown and others. The Spiritualty consent to the remission granted to Norman Leslie, &c., for the slaughter of the Cardinal provided that they obtain the Pope's absolution. In case Norman Leslie and his colleagues fulfil not their promise to deliver the Governor's eldest son, the castle of St. Andrews, &c., their remission to be void. Confirmation of the Act (recited) made by the Governor and Council at Stirling 11 July 1546, against taking spiritual men, their houses or goods.
9 Aug. 1437. Carne to Paget.
R. O. Since my letter of the 3rd inst. I can learn no occurrents save that the Coloniens aid the Emperor with 200 horsemen, as Skyperius and others say. Since the 22nd ult. no word has come to the Queen, insomuch that on the 7th inst. she sent to ask me whether any gentleman of England had come from the Emperor's Court and brought letters for her. The same 7th day, in the morning, arrived Mr. Somerset, the herald, and was detained here until 3 p.m. for her letters to the Emperor, He had a warrant for horses through the Emperor's dominions. (fn. n3) On the 7th about 10 p.m., amid great lightning and thunder, the Emperor's powder stored in the bottom of a tower in Maghlyn took fire "and casted up the said tower e fundamentis" By the shock and by pieces of the tower so many houses were beaten down that yesterday 250 persons were found dead. The Emperor's own house there is flat down and also the goodlier house of Mons. de Haustrate, and all the Lombards' houses. All happened by the powder, of which there were about 500 firkins. (fn. n3) Bruxelles, 9 Aug. 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
9 Aug. 1438. John Dymock to the Council.
R. O. Has written them divers letters without receiving any answer save a letter from them dated 2 July which reached him on the 21st. Has got the 40 last of wheat arrested at Briounswyck discharged; but the lords would not buy it and he can only sell it at half what it cost. Has protested against the lords of Briounske for costs, damage and interests, so as to get recompense if possible. It were better to send it over to England than sell at such loss.
The news I wrote on 22 July follows; for one of the lords of Brame came from the Lantgrave two days ago, who saw the setting forth of "the Lantgrave and Corvoste armye," 100,000 footmen and 14,000 horsemen with plenty of victuals, for the cities and towns of the Religion and of the "ricke" sent them 4,000 wagons more than was appointed. The Lantgrave and Corvoste march in the foreward on alternate days. They should now be 15 or 18 leagues above Raynysborch, meaning to be above the river Donovaert which they doubt that the Emperor will pass by if he cannot make his party good. They will also keep the passage by Isbrouck and Awsbrock and so come back towards Raynesborch to give the Emperor battle. The passages are stopped into the Low Country, Spayen or Ittalye, and they have taken eight of the Emperor's posts. In the field with the duke of Saxson and the Lantgrave are 18 earls and lords, the Duke having his son and brother with him and the Lantgrave the next of his blood. Herr Berent van Melanth is here with the earl of Oweldenborch taking up men for the Lantgrave and Corevoste, and they have already 24 ensigns of footmen and 2,000 horsemen; so that the Lantgrave will be sure of fresh men. "All cyttys and townes and borowes of the Relygyon and the ricke stedes to take thys matter verye erneste, and are mynded to lyve and dye in thys matter and to spende theyr bodyes and goods." The old king of Denemarke is out of prison and has part of the land, with three houses or castles given him; and he and the new king are agreed and have made good cheer together. Has been at Hamborowech, hearing that Courte Penynck was come out of England, and expecting to receive letters from the Council by him, but found none. Two other ships came in Courte Penynck's company, in which were divers poor Englishmen who had heard "that the bishop of London has put divers in writing, the which he will cause for to be burnt; and they were advertised that they were billed in like manner, and therefore are they fled. And these poor men have no money nor language, so that it is a pity for to see them. They are at Hamborowe and Lubecke to the number of 25, and some of them have their wives with them; and this cause the best of all this land to speak many slanderous words against the King's Majesty, saying that his Majesty will help the Emperor for to set up the Bishop of Rome again, with other words which I can nor will not write them." Desires pardon for writing thus. As the King's servant he is bound to write what he hears to the King's dishonour; "and that a bishop should be the occasion thereof, for Doctor Bonard is known well enough in the city of Hambrowch by Epynys and by the best of the city besides. I would not write this but that it is showed me by the best of Hamborowch and Brame." In haste, at Brame, 9 Aug. 1546.
Hol., pp. 4. Add. Endd.
9 Aug. 1439. John Dymock to Paget.
R. O. I sent you a letter by ship, of such news as I had at that time, and also a letter to Mr. Watson to get the King's letter for certain affairs here. I enclose a letter for my lords of the Council, unsealed, so that you may see it first, for "I am in doubt that some of them will not take my plain writing in good part." If you think it will be borne, please seal and deliver it; and if not, tell them the news therein, which is true. Also I send you in print the excuse of the Lantgrave and Corvoste of Saxson against the Emperor. It was given me by the President of this town and was sent to him by the Lantgrave. Please remember me, your poor servant, at time convenient. I would to God that I could write better. Commendations to my lady your wife. Brame, 9 Aug. 1546.
P.S.—Wrote before that if he could write well he would have written to the King; for he that loves his master is bound to report things which he hears "that should sound to be dishonourable to his master and should come by the mean of one bishop, as these things does come to pass now; for I do know that the Lantgrave had written a letter which should have been sent unto the King's Majesty, and by reason of this 'brunynge' he did leave his letter and sent it not; and what he did say I will tell you at my coming home."
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
10 Aug. 1440. Scotland.
Safeconduct for Ambassadors. See Grants in August, No. 14.
10 Aug. 1441. Gervase Markham, late Prior of Dunstable.
R. O. Interrogatories, viz.:—1. "First, whether ye were last prior of the late mon. of Dunstaple or not, and how long ye were prior there." 2. Whether you know a parish or town called Luton and lands of William Markeham there. 3. Whether the said prior or his predecessors claimed or received quitrent from the said lands, or from other lands there. 4. Whether he has seen any rental or writing showing that such rent ought to be paid.
ii. "Articles for Markeham":—1. What lands has he in Luton? 2. Whether he has or ever had lands there of the said late monastery. 3. What rents were paid or demanded for them by the priory.
iii. Depositions in reply to § i. by Gervaise Markeham, clk., late prior of Dunstaple, aged 64 years, 10 Aug. 38 Hen. VIII.
1. Was prior 14 years and more. 2. Knows Luton, 3 miles from Dunstaple, and that William Markeham holds lands there of the King. 3. He and his predecessors, by virtue of a rental, claimed a quitrent of 4 mks. and 10d. out of the said lands, but it was never paid in his time, nor does he know that it was paid before; they had divers other quitrents there which were paid. 4. They had rentals and other books declaring their lands in Luton, and that they had lands there to the value of about 20 mks. Signed.
iv. Depositions of William Markeham, esq., aged 40 years, in reply to § ii., 10 Aug 38 Hen. VIII.
1. Has owned lands in Luton, in right of his wife, for 17 years, partly held of the King in capite by rent of 9s. 8d. and partly of Sir Thomas Rotheram by rent of 13s. 4d., and the rest of his lands there "he knoweth not of whom he holdeth." 2. He supposes part of his lands in Luton were holden of the said late monastery, but neither the prior nor his predecessors could ever tell which lands they were. 3. A rent of 4 mks. 10d. was long ago paid out of his lands in Luton, but not, to his knowledge, during the last 40 years; for, although demanded, the lands for which it was claimed could not be specified. Signed.
Large paper, written on one side only, pp. 3.
1442. Westminster Cathedral.
R. O. Extract from a valor of possessions lately belonging to the Cathedral of Westminster now surrendered to the King, viz., of the house called the Almeshouse within the precinct of the late monastery of Westminster, worth 39s. 5½d. a year. Certified as correct by Ric. Duke.
ii. Note subscribed that 10 Aug. 38 Hen. VIII. the premises were granted by the King's Commissioners to Richard Cicyll, (fn. n4) one of the gentleman of the King's chamber.
In Duke's hand, p. 1.
10 Aug. 1443. Carne to Paget.
R. O. Yesterday advertised him of the ruin in Maghlyn on the night of the 7th. Cannot declare the "terribilite" thereof as reported. All happened in a moment. Men of honesty say that 400 or 500 houses are overthrown; 1,000 pieces of artillery shot together could not have caused such ruin, the slain are far above the number he wrote of, and houses not down are shot through, "as it were with serpentines," by pieces of the tower.
The town of Augspurg is said to have submitted to the Emperor, with the excuse that the men of war prepared there against him were "gathered by certain captains against their will." The Emperor required them to punish the said captains, and four of them were hanged at four gates of the town. Cannot yet hear whether the Emperor has his full army with him. Bruxelles, 10 Aug. 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
11 Aug. 1444. The Boulogne Survey.
R. O. Articles sent to the King by his commissioners for the survey of Bolonoys and Newhaven, 11 Aug. 38 Hen. VIII.
1. Of Englishmen who have already entered or desire to take farms, there are 94. 2. Of Frenchmen already entered, 462. 3. The Englishmen, reminded of the diversity of goodness of arable, pasture and meadow land, answer that, considering the unreadiness of the arable land, the shortness of the term (being but eight years) the ruin of the buildings, absence of timber, and risk of loss of cattle and other goods ("wherein many of them have been ready touched"), they cannot grant more than 5d. st. the acre. Some of them, inhabitants of Calyce, say that in the county of Guisnes no more than 5d. is paid; and many of them, who are the King's tenants in that county, could not get tenants for their lands there although they offered to take for the first two years nothing, and for the third only half rent. 4. The French say that, if they may have the lands they occupied before the war, they will pay 4 sous Tournois the acre. 5. Proclamation has been made at Arde and Daverne that Picards who have entered the King's counties of Bolonoys and Newhaven shall, if they return, receive honest entertainment in garrisons and forts, and have land at 2 sous the acre. 6. As most churches are overthrown and no priests yet desiring to inhabit here, the inhabitants "live wildly, neither observing holyday nor fasting day. In our opinions, no civil nor politic order can take their due effects where God is neither remembered ne honoured." 7. Along the river between Pont du Bricque and Liane are places where the water is led out of its old course to serve mills within the King's part of Bolonoys; and the French will have the limits go along these new watercourses, whereby the King should lose some land. 8. Does the prohibition against captains and head officers of Boulogne and Newhaven farming other lands than those appointed to their offices extend to officers of Calico, Guysnes, Hammes, etc., divers of whom have desired farms? 9. Sir Wm. Goodolphin, bailiff of Bolonoys, and John Haster, bailiff of Newhaven, cannot yet exercise these offices for lack of the King's letters patent, whereby the daily robberies and murders continue unpunished. Likewise in High and Base Boloyne no man has authority to administer justice in criminal causes. 10. Notwithstanding the proclamations in England to encourage the King's subjects to inhabit Bolonoyes and Newhaven, none have yet repaired hither, and there is lack of artificers necessary to husbandry, as smiths, wheel wrights, collar makers, etc., as well as of other artificers, as carpenters, masons, cordwainers, etc. Some of each kind should inhabit the King's towns of Wast, Whitsond, Morquyson and Wymyll. 11 Whereas most of Fynes parish, and the whole parishes of Ecules, Beuingham, Cyrkes, Alybon and Bursyn are claimed by the French as parcel of their part of the county of Guysnes, they made sudden proclamation at Arde and Daverne that the fair of Fynes should be held there for the French king the morrow after the Nativity of Our Lady. The Commissioners sent word of this to Sir John Wallop, captain of Guisnes castle, requiring him to send Robert ap Reynoldes, whom the King has appointed "bailiff of the same," to assert the King's interest; but no fair was kept, nor did anyone appear to claim it for the French king. 12. As the dwelling houses, barns, stables and other edifices, except upon some parts of the frontiers, are so wasted that only the walls remain, and timber can only be provided from the King's woods here, an officer should be appointed to assign such timber either for money or, for this time, as a gift. 13. Have appointed 500 acres beside High Bulloigne to be a common of pasture for the inhabitants of High and Base Bulloigne and the fortresses of the Old Man and Young Man, to be used like the common appointed to Calice, as Sir Thos. Moyle can declare, the King receiving a convenient rent for it. 14. The survey being now finished, albeit the King will not, for reasons above stated, receive such profit of the lands as to think their entertainment worthily bestowed, they trust that he will graciously accept their service. Are now engrossing the books of the survey by which the treasurer and comptroller of Boloigne may be instructed to let the lands; and they think that the King should save the cost of their entertainment and give the letting of the lands to the said treasurer and comptroller.
Pp. 10. Endd.
R. O. 2. "Answer to the articles exhibited by Mr. Moyle from the Commissioners appointed to survey the lands in Bulloynois and New Haven.
1. The Commissioners to procure as many more as they can. 2. Picards are good for want of Englishmen. 3. "We" think 5d. sufficient for the best, and that the worse may be let for less; because, "in this beginning, for so small term of viij years," the best husbandry is to get willing Englishmen to replenish the ground. 4. The Picards should be placed, not as they desire but as the Commissioners choose, and after making their oath to the King, for want of Englishmen, at such rent as can be agreed upon. 5. The Frenchmen may allure them by proclamations; but it is not thought good to call them with more than the conditions already offered, 6. (fn. n5) We think, if it may stand with the King's pleasure, that the Deputies, with two of the Commissioners at least, should "under their hands" name the priests, and the Lord Chancellor will make out their letters of presentation to the abp. of Canterbury, and he to institute them as he does others in the marches of Callice; and, after this first nomination, presentation to be by the King as in England. 7. A matter touching the league; to be referred to the Commissioners of the Limits. 8. The officers' request should be considered,—upon their bond not to employ any of the retinue and to furnish the ground with two Englishmen to one stranger. 9. Mr. Moyle to have their patents made in the same form as that of the bailiff of Guisnes. 10. Such favour to be shown in letting houses and grounds to artificers as to encourage them. 11. Matter of the league; to be referred to the Commissioners of Limits, "being the Frenchmen s pretence contrary to the agreement as we understand it." 12. We think the King should of his liberality cause a special officer to appoint to tenants, as in England, "howseboot, heyboote, ploughboote and carteboote." 13. The 500 acres should serve partly as a common sporting place and partly for grazing beasts provided by the King for victualling the town. 14. We think the Commissioners right, and that the Lord Deputy of Bulloin and Newe Haven, with the treasurer and comptroller of Bulloine, and A.B. of Newe Haven and Black Nesse, may in their several limits, make the leases.
Pp. 6. Endd.
12 Aug. 1445. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 511.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 12 Aug. Present: Canterbury, Chancellor, Great Master, Gage, Petre. Business:—Philip Morgan, giving information that sundry commissioners for the Contribution in Wales helped themselves by overcharging others, had letters to the President and Council for enquiry. John Frances, of Roan, whose ship was spoiled of Neweland fish had general letters for redress. Warrant to Cavendish for 6l. 13s. 4d. to Wm. Scarlet and John Massy for conducting Smith, Lee and Watson to the "gaol and assize of Stafford and Derby," and to the post of London for riding to lay horses to Berwyk for Signor Garnelio, sent by the French king into Scotland, 10l. To treasurer of the Chamber to deliver the King's rewards, 12l. 10s. to "Rothesey Harte, heraulte of Skotlande," and 5l. to John Pyemonte and Pierre Chapette, Gascons. Mr. Blount of Calais, had commission for 100 head of great beasts, 1,000 sheep and 60 mares, and letters to the Deputy and Council advising them to make some provision in Flanders, &c. Warrant to Williams for 100l., in prest for ordnance and shot furnished by Parson Levet. To treasurer of the Chamber to deliver Mons. de la Testa, who brought letters from the Cardinal of Bellay 15l., and Nicholas the Courier, sent into Flanders, 6l. 5s.
12 Aug. 1446. Prince Edward to the Queen.
Harl. MS.
5,087, No. 17.
B. M.
Lit. Rem. of
Edw. VI. 22.
Thanks for kind treatment when he was at Westminster; and begs pardon for being so long in writing; as he would have done, but daily expected to be with her. When Fowler first went he had barely time to write to the King. Prays her to signify whether the Admiral who is coming out of France is versed in Latin; for if so the writer would learn further what to say to him when they meet. E domo Palustri, 12 Aug. 1546.
Lat., fair copy, pp. 2. A translation in Halliwell's Royal Letters, ii. 15.
12 Aug. 1447. John Hanbye to [John Scudamore].
Add. 11,041,
f. 54.
B. M.
Desires to be certified of the most convenient places within your circuit for keeping the audit. Michaelmas is at hand and, besides the proclamations to be made in every county, there are several precepts to every bailly and other collector, to appear. Is uncertain, being unacquainted in the country, how to make the precepts. Begs him to stay further proceedings till the places are notified. London, 12 Aug.
Hol., p. 1.
12 Aug. 1448. Vaughan to the Council.
R. O. Received by Nicholas, the King's post, their letter of the 8th inst., signifying when they have appointed the merchants, strangers and English, to pay the money due to the Fugger this month, and direct Vaughan to begin payment at the day, but use no more hands than were used in the receipt, so as to prolong the payment until he is furnished. As he lately signified, the merchants strangers made their money from Lyons by exchange payable by the Fugger at the day when the King's debt is payable and therefore the payment of it will occupy no time, since the Fugger pays himself. Has about 25,000l. Fl. received of the King's merchants in June last and will prolong the payment of it; but, as he lately signified both to them and Mr. Paget, all that and the sum exchanged with the Bonvyce, Bartilmew Compaigny, Thomas Cavalcanti and John Gyralde, with that also which is prolonged by the Fugger and appointed to be paid by Erasmus Schetz, will not satisfy "the only debt of the Fugger" due this month, which is 152,180l. Fl. The order taken by their Lordships is:—Vaughan received of the King's merchants, payable in June last, 25,000l. Fl. (their debt payable in September next is not available); the merchants strangers pay on the 20th inst. 46,400l. Fl.; prolonged in England 60,000l. Fl.; from Erasmus Schetz 20,000l. Fl.: total 151,400l. FL Has received from Mr. Dymock for sale of corn, 1,600l. Fl.; and has received this day, for sale of corn arrested at Camfyre, 180l. Fl. So that when the Fugger is paid little will remain.
As he lately wrote, the King owes as follows:—To Jeronimo and Mighel Dyodaty, 5 Sept. next, upon credence of Ant. Bonvyce, 30,000 cr. of 6s., 9,000l. Fl.; to Baldassar Guynygy and John Balbany, 15 Sept. next, upon credence of Ant. Vivald and Arrego Salvago 20,000 cr., 6,000l. Fl.; to Bart. Compaigny, 15 Oct. next, prolonged by their lordships from 15 July, besides the interest for the three months, 6,000l. Fl.; to John Carolo, 15 Oct. next, upon credence of John Gyrald, prolonged from 15 April, 6 months, 6,000l. Fl.; total 27,000l. Fl. Towards payment of which the King's merchants shall pay on 15 Sept. 15,000l. st., which is 18,750l. Fl.; and yet Vaughan cannot see how these merchants can pay this within two months after their day, as "money is here so hard to come by." Please note that to Dyodati, Guynigi and Balbani is owing by 15 Sept. 15,000l. Fl., and the King's merchants begin not to pay until that date.
The Lady Regent has ordered all brokers of exchange here to show who has received the valued gold coined by the Emperor in these parts, upon knowledge whereof the merchants who have received it "may answer" how they bestowed it. Some merchants strangers who have conveyed such gold out of these countries are hereupon fled, and many are likely to be troubled; for, as Vaughan wrote, in these wars between the Emperor and the Protestants all here fear more peril to the Emperor than they dare tell and have made away their money to Lyons, Italy, Venice, England and elsewhere. Suspects that Jasper Dowche, finding men here unwilling to emprunt to the Emperor, and having always boasted to the Queen that the Emperor should never want it among the merchants of the Bourse, has informed her that English merchants and others have conveyed away most of the valued gold; for, as Vaughan wrote, this town was full of angel nobles, as though come hither in exchange for valued gold. Still fears that the Queen may either forbid the use of angels and English crowns or call down their prices; and that was why he long since refused to take angels or crowns of the rose from the King's merchants. No man here will pay Englishmen in other money, or take English money of them again. Expected to get by the 15th the Fugger's new obligations for the prolongation of 60,000l. Fl., and can only think that their Lordships have given them to the Fugger's factor in London or some other body. Desires to know thereof, for the recovery of the old obligations.
Spaniards, Italians, Almains, and all others here agree that the Landisgrave departed in July with 50,000 of the best men in Almain towards Ratisbone; and the Emperor, not having his Italians and Spaniards come, or a sufficient army amassed, departed thence to a stronghold in Bavaria. Before that, the monastery wherein he lay with all his munition chanced to be set on fire; but no great hurt was done to the munition. He has begun a dangerous war, threatening to his estate and of great moment. Meanwhile many say that the Turk has sent a great army which devastates Hungary. Has been to see Meghlyn. In a tower or gate standing upon the walls the Emperor had 2,800 small barrels of corn powder, given him by the Almains in his last war against France; and, by one little window left open, this was struck "with a lightning." The gate from its foundation was shivered stone from stone, above 300 houses within the town and 40 or 50 in the suburbs were thrown down, the windows and coverings of 1,000 houses were blemished and uncovered, above 200 persons were slain and many hurt, and many fair houses which are not down are so blemished, rent and shaken that repair will cost little less than new making. Andwerp, 12 Aug.
Hol., pp. 7. Add. Endd.: 1546.
12 Aug. 1449. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. Received his letter by Nicholas the post: and to the part thereof which concerns the Council has written a letter to their Honors herewith. As to the part which concerns Vaughan's accounts, thanks him for his gentle offer to pay the charge thereof in case Vaughan is not furnished with money. Left with John Griffeth and his (the writer s) wife all that he owes to the King upon any of his accounts, having always a special regard to have in his house all such money as he owes to the King. Has other accounts to make, but lacks leisure; and has therefore sent for Griffeth to write them and bring them to Paget. Sends a cruse, not because it is a worthy present, but because of singular make. The King's payments here will last till the end of October,—it may be the end of November—and he begs Paget to help him home when he has paid the 26,000l. Fl. which he now holds; for Mr. Chamberleyn and Mr. Damesell are here and can receive and pay the rest. Andwerp, 12 Aug.
All men here despair of the Emperor in these wars and say that his honour and estate are in great danger. "All merchants begin to be weary of this town. It were an easy matter now to bring them quite away into England if they might be favoured, and no small profit to the King's merchants, in case the strangers should not be suffered to go to clothmen's houses in the country to buy, but were compelled to buy in London and other good towns; let all the King's Majesty's merchants say to the contrary what they will."
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.: 1546.
12 Aug. 1450. Vaughan to Paget.
R. O. After the writing of his letter of this date to the Council, came letters to the merchants of Italy certifying that 12,000 Italians had already entered Almayn. An Englishman who arrived today from Venice, coming through Trent, Suysserland, Basile and "those places of Almayn," says that the Italians were daily expected and the Swisses had 30,000 men ready to stop them. Andwerp, 12 Aug.
Hears today that much hurt was done in the town of Arras by the thunder which hurt Meghlyn. "I beseech you, help me home."
Hol., p. 1. Add. Sealed. Endd.: 1546.
12 Aug. 1451. Pole to Cardinals de Monte and Cervini.
Poli Epp.,
iv. 192.
Has received by his abbot (fn. n6) their letter in reply to his last, and been informed of the course of affairs there, and how Card. Farnese has determined that Pole should await his Holiness's answer to their demands without writing further (altramente) for the present to Rome. He promises also to advance Pole's business with the Pope. Sends news from Venice. Treville, 12 Aug. 1546.
13 Aug. 1452. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 512.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 13 Aug. Present: Chancellor, Norfolk, Great Master, Lord Chamberlain, Admiral, "etc. ut supra" (See No. 1445) Business:—John Jonkyns, of Calais, had passport for 30 bullocks and 200 sheep. Letters to the Admiralty to execute the sentence given in favour of Henryk Calston and Giles Roux against Miles Mydleton and Wm. Peck, of Hull. Giles Hostman, of Antwerp, had letters to the Customers of Ipswich for Jaques de Prior to enjoy the full of his licence for Essex cheese, which, because of the restraint, could not take effect within the time expressed. Letters to Sir Ric. Southwell and Sir Wm. Cavendishe to receive from the Commissioners of Frenchmen's goods, by the hands of Ant. Stringer, the specialties remaining and the account. To customers, &c., of Dover and Sandwich to permit beer and bread made in the King's house at Dover to pass to the forts of New Haven and Blakneshe. To Beseley, viceadmiral in Yorkshire, to forbear calling to York the bailiff of Furness and others for the matter of alum belonging to Fernando de Lopes, which by advice of the Lord Admiral is ordered to be restored. For the murder of Wm. Houghton, Alexander Houghton (whom Thos. Houghton accused of procuring Laurence Houghton to commit the murder) was appointed to be examined by Sir John Bakere, and Thos. Houghton released.
13 Aug. 1453. Parliament of Scotland.
Acts of the
P. of Sc.,
ii. 470.
Held at Edinburgh, 13 Aug. 1546, by Archibald earl of Angus, Cuthbert earl of Glencairn, Wm. abbot of Corsragwell, Win, abbot of Culross, Wm. lord Ruithven, George lord Seytoun, Mr. Jas, Foulis, clerk of register, Mr. Thos. Bellenden, clerk of justiciary, Mr. Henry Lauder, advocate, Mr. Hugh Rig, Mr. Thos. Merjoribankes, and Wm. Hamiltoun, commissioners; together with Patrick Baroun, deputy constable, John Perduven, deputy marshal, John Dalmahoy, sergeant, and Thos. Hair, judicator. Business:—Summons against Norman Leslie and his colleagues continued to 14 Aug.
14 Aug. 1454. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 514.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 14 Aug. Present: Canterbury, Chancellor, Norfolk, Great Master, "etc. ut supra" (No. 1442). Business:—Letter to Sir Thomas Palmer that there appeared remaining on 1 Aug. a year past 3,000l. and more in money and victuals upon his account, whereof as yet he had made no declaration; and, therefore, he should with speed send his declaration and prepare to pay such money as he stood charged with. To Sir Edward Wotton, for return of money of the victuals to Mr. Sutton, to cause Lord Gray and others who had victual to return the money [and] the money in Donne's hands, both that received of John Wotton and otherwise, with particulars of the victual received by Donne. Warrant to Williams to deliver Thos. Broke 400l. for works at Dover. To treasurer of the Chamber for 12l. 8s. 8d. to Thos. Vitrye of Dover, for the charge of sixteen of the baron St. Blanchardes company taken in the French galley.
14 Aug. 1455. Bishopric of St. David's.
Close Roll.
38 Hen. VIII.
p. 2. No. 54.
Surrender by William, bp. of St. David's, with the consent of Thomas Lloyd, precentor of the cathedral, and the chapter of the same, of the lordship and manor of Lantesey, co. Pemb., with its park, and all appurtenances, except the churches of Woram and Lantesey. Dated 14 Aug. 38 Hen. VIII.
14 Aug. 1456. Parliament of Scotland.
Acts of the P.
of Sc., ii, 471.
Held at Edinburgh, 14 Aug. 1546, by Arran. Present: the Queen Mother, abp. of Glasgow, bps. of Galloway, Dunblane and Orkney, elects of Dunkeld, Aberdeen and Holyrood, abbots of Dumfermling, Cupar, Corsragwell, Kilvinnyng, Glenluce, Newbotle. Culross, and Driburgh, Secretary, Clerk Register, Justice Clerk, Mr. Adam Ottirburn, Advocate, earls of Huntly, chancellor, Angus, Argyle, Bothwell, Glencarn, Cassillis, and Mortoun, lords Flemyng, Ruthven, Setoun, Hume, Somervall, Borthuik, Hay of Yester, Invermeth, Elphinstoun and George Douglas, lord of Buclewcht, lord of Lochinver, sheriff of Air, [John Campbel of Lundy], (fn. n7) lord of Cesfurd, lord of Blarquhan, masters of Glencarn, Symple and Hume, and the commissaries (8) of the boroughs.
List of lords of articles.
Business:—Proceedings against Norman Leslie and his colleagues, and taxation to provide for the siege of St. Andrews. Case of James Hamiltoun s. and h. of the late Sir James Hamiltoun of Fynnart against James Hamiltoun of Kyncavill, who reclaims his property (which was forfeited for heresy) on the ground that he has been absolved by the Pope. The comprehension of this realm in the late peace made betwixt France and England to be accepted.
"Articulis to be send to the king of France and to his ambassatouris being in England."
i. Be it shown to the Most Christian King and to his ambassador now in England, that, at the coming from France of the gentleman called —— (blank) who reported that the peace was made and delivered the article of comprehension of this realm, peace was proclaimed upon the Borders, howbeit the Wardens of England, who knew it long before, proclaimed only an abstinence of war during their King's pleasure. It is to be desired that the king of England will proclaim, in London and elsewhere, peace both by sea and land. 2. Because raids were made by Englishmen after the said proclamations, and the wardens of England refused to meet for redress according to the Border laws, it is to be desired that the king of England will proclaim the peace, by sea and land, through the Borders, command his wardens to keep days of meeting, and send a man of authority to oversee all. 3. To cause the king of England to leave the house of Langhope, pertaining to umquhile Robert lord Maxwell (which was taken by a Scottish traitor and delivered to Englishmen, Maxwell being a prisoner in England, and the inhabitants thereabouts thieves and broken men in the pay of England) and the house of Edringtoun called the Cawmyllis, which marches upon the bounds of Berwick, and when taken in war has always been restored. 4. To have the pledges who lie in England, for prisoners taken at the beginning of the wars and for others, freed, and ransoms due on both sides paid. 5. To have all points of former treaties between the realms kept, especially that no rebels or traitors of either realm be received in the other. 6. Because David abp. of St. Andrews, cardinal, &c., was cruelly slain by his trusted servants, "thatt thairfor it wald pleis the King of Ingland that he wald nocht thole the saidis odious traitouris committeris of sa foule ane cryme to be ressavit, mantenyt, helpit nor suppleit wtin his realme efferand to his princelie curage and honour."
As James Hamiltoun, eldest son to the Governor, is held in St. Andrews by those who slaughtered the Cardinal, it is ordained that, as long as he remains so in captivity, he shall be excluded from succession to his father's heritages, as well of the Crown or other, which shall go to the second son, and failing him to any other son whom the Governor may have. Protests of various persons against prejudice by the forfeiture of the laird of Grange and others; among which is entered that John Betoun of Balfour, sometime captain of St. Andrew's castle, took oath that the evidences of his lands (specified) and much personal raiment and jewellery of his family were in St. Andrew's castle at its taking. Confirmation of the act (recited) made 11 June 1546, touching evictions of tenants, and of the "acts of dissolution of the marriage." Order for the enforcement of payments of the contribution granted to the "sete of sessioun" Process and sentence against the slayers (named) of the Cardinal: "superseded" to 16 Aug.
15 Aug. 1457. The Privy Council.
A.P.C., 514.
Meeting at Hampton Court, 15 Aug. 1546. Present: Canterbury, chancellor, Norfolk, Great Master, Hertford, Lord Chamberlain, Admiral, Gage, Browne, Wingfield, Petre, Sadler, Baker. Business:—Ric. Phellippe, servant to Lord Gray, had commission to transport to Boulogne 18 lean oxen and 34 fat sheep. Sir Matthew Browne, who wrote enclosing a counterfeit commission to John Crede to beg for the Lazars at Guildford, ordered to send the man to the Marshalsea. Sir Hugh Pallet ordered to pay, towards works under Lord Sturton at New Haven, 500l. Letter to Lord Ever that the King approved of his removing the servant of Robert Storye. John Michell of Weymouth had letters to Ancelyne Salvage to agree with him in their dispute about alum.
15 Aug. 1458. Carne and Rede to the Council.
R. O. According to the purport of your letters of the 5th inst, by Nicholas the post, we will do our uttermost. In our conference yesterday the Commissiaries here, agreeing that English merchants should "enjoy as well the grant of Duke Phillip rightly understonded as also of th' intercourse, required a declaration in writing of what quantities or weights they pretend to have the "bales, fardeales, ffattes, mandes, sackes, pypes, lastes, barrelles, and such other in all kynde of marchandizes"; and, that had, the Commissaries (with advice of their Council) will take reasonable order therein. We have written to the deputy in Andwerp to send us such a declaration in writing. The Commissaries also promise answer touching other general griefs. Bruxelles, 15 Aug. 1546. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
15 Aug. 1459. Carne to the Council.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 265.
On receipt of theirs of the 8th by Nicholas the post, who arrived on the 12th, gave President Schore the King's thanks. He seemed to rejoice. Showed him by the article of the treaty how the comprehension of the Scots in the late peace was qualified. He said the article was dark, and the Frenchmen seemed to have no great regard to the Scots; and he would have kept the article, but Carne said that he had commission only to show, not to give it. He thought it expedient to have it, to satisfy the Scots who daily sue to him, considering that by the treaty the King could not agree with the Scots without the Emperor, nor the Emperor without the King. When Carne had declared the King's pleasure that those of this country who had lands in Bollonoys when it was French must seek recompense of the French king, Schore said that the French king could not give the Emperor's subjects' lands, nor had the King cause to deprive them who were his friends and in his service in the wars for winning Boulogne with the Countye de Buyre. Reminded him that the King won the country by just conquest, had kept it at infinite charges without their entering any declaration in that behalf, and now received it of the French king by composition. Schore said that the matter was weighty, and asked to have the answer in writing, which Carne declined to give, as having no commission. As to Mr. Dymocke's restitution, whereof he had already spoken divers times, Carne said he was commanded to sue diligently to the Queen therein. Schore answered that if Dymocke were an Englishman she might sooner pardon him. Replied that he was an Englishman's son and dwells in England, is taken for an Englishman, and is the King's servant, and that he has testimonial from Dort that his fault was not so sore as the information here made it. Schore desired to have the testimonial; which must therefore be sent hither.
On the 11th, very late, a post from the Emperor certified the arrival with the Emperor at Ratisbon of 12,000 Italians sent from the Bishop of Rome with the duke of Cameryne. The Spaniards are also come thither, some say 3,000, some 8,000. His whole army is 50,000. The Landsgrave has been this fortnight within ten leagues of Ratisbon with 24,000, as the Imperials say. The Countye of Buyre goes straight to the Emperor by Maguntia, and has already passed the Mosell, going the slower as he conveys much great artillery. The Emperor will return hither shortly and lie here next winter. Bruxelles, 15 Aug. 1546. Signed.
Pp. 4. Add. Endd.
15 Aug. 1460. Carne to Paget.
R. O. According to your commandment I sent the King's packet to my lord of Westminster, the master of the posts here promising to see it safely delivered. My letters herewith to the Council relate occurrents; but here is news that on the 7th inst. the country about Arras in Artoyes "is worse destroyed by horrible thunder, lighting and by the orage than the destruction chanced that day at Maghlen." Here are books abroad (one sent herewith) "containing prohibition for printing, selling and having of books." Begs favour that his doings may be well taken. Bruxelles, 1,3 Aug. 1546.
PS. in his own hand.—Bearer, Nicholas, has no post money of me. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
15 Aug. 1461. Mary of Hungary to Vander Delft.
viii., No. 307.
The English ambassador, to whom she had communicated what she wrote on 31 July concerning the inclusion of the Scots and the landowners of the Boulognais, has declared, on behalf of the English Council, that the Scots were included according to a clause of which he showed the President a certified copy (bat he refused to leave it, although he has since given her a copy of it, which is enclosed herein). It sets forth that English and Scots shall make peace and cease hostilities. As to the second point, the Ambassador said that his master conquered Boulogne and was therefore lord of it by the custom of England; the Emperor's subjects should apply to the king of France as the cause of their loss, through his inability to defend them; this was the course adopted when Guisnes was conquered.
Van der Delft must show the Council that the Emperor made war with the Scots for the King's sake, who was consequently debarred by the 13th clause of the treaty, confirmed at Utrecht, from negociating with the Scots without the Emperor. As the Emperor has not yet been informed of the arrangements now made with regard to the Scots, who incessantly treat his Flemish subjects as enemies, the King cannot hold the Scots as friends without the Emperor's consent, or at least the Emperor should be informed of the terms of the agreement touching their inclusion, that such consent may be given; he will consent willingly, provided that he sees his subjects properly indemnified, but he must receive an official statement of the terms. As to the Boulognais, Vander Delft must point out that if the King keeps the estates of the Emperor's subjects who were his friends and allies in the war, no gentleman on this side will in future fight for him, knowing that the King's victory would mean ruin; the custom of England cannot be allowed to extend to this side, where a different custom prevails. When Guisnes was conquered, there was a capitulation made that the king of France should recompense private owners of lands there, and if that course had been taken now, the Emperor's subjects might, with the King's support, obtain redress: but they cannot even claim it without an official copy of the capitulation of Boulogne (which Van der Delft shall also demand) "unless the king of England shall previously have listened to the request for reintegration." They will willingly take the oath of fidelity to the King in the same form as hitherto to the king of France if they are shown by the terms of the treaty that they can do so with honour. The French claim that the subjects in question cannot take such an oath, as the king of England is not lord of the territory but only holds it as security for a debt.
Has received letters from the Emperor of the 31st ult. containing the news which will be found in the copies of those to the ambassador in France. Brussels, 15 Aug. 1546.


  • n1. This date may perhaps be right, if we suppose that in the original document, of which we have only a modern copy, the words "a little before he went to Boulogne," were an insertion made afterwards. Surrey had already been appointed to go over to Boulogne when he was staid by order of the Council on the 9 Aug. 1545. But he seems to have been despatched on the 13th. See Vol. XX., Part ii., Nos. 79, 118, 140, 167.
  • n2. Omitted in MS.
  • n3. The text described between the asterisks is printed in St. P., XL, 274.
  • n4. Cicyll's name substituted for "David Vincente."
  • n5. To this article is the marginal note in the same handwriting "Agreed."
  • n6. Parpaglia, abbot of San Saluto.
  • n7. Cancelled.