Henry VIII: December 1546, 16-20

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 21 Part 2, September 1546-January 1547. Originally published by His Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1910.

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December 1546, 16-20

16 Dec. 560. St. Paul's Cathedral.
R. O. Grant to the Crown by William Layton, gentleman, prebendary of Cantelous alias Kentishetowne alias Cantelers, Midd., founded in St. Paul's Cathedral, and by Edmond bp. of London and the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, of their said prebend and all its possessions in Middlesex, Kent and elsewhere. Chapter house of St. Paul's, 16 Dec, 38 Hen. VIII. Signed: Per me Will'm Layton. Seals lost.
Parchment. With note by Sir Edw. North that this was recognised before him 17 Dec. 38 Hen. VIII. [See Eighth Report of Dep. Keeper of Public Records II. 15.]
16 Dec. 561. Sir Thomas Hennege to Sir Edward North.
R. O. Upon your letters requiring me to take bond of my brother John Hennege for 200l. and of Mr. Sutton for other 200l., "bound together with Mr. Goche for the true exercising of his office of receivership," I have taken the said bonds and enclose them. Heyntton, 16 Dec. Signed.
P.S. in his own hand. "I pray you continue my loving friend as you have been always."
P. 1. Add.: of the King's Privy Council and also chancellor of Augmentations.
16 Dec. 562. Will of John Hynstlyffe.
Harl. MS.
f. 143 b.
B. M.
Modern copy, p. 1.
16 Dec. 563. John Damport and Others to Mr. Byrkytt, Recorder of Chester.
Harl. MS.
2046. 75b.
B. M.
Understanding that Ric. Crosse, chaplain, has caused Sir Hugh Barnston, parson of Suetnam, to be arrested for 10s., this is to certify that we, John Damport and Randulf Menwaryng, esquires, Ric. Damport, gentleman, and Oliver Swetnam, yeoman, with the parson's assent, "did wage the aforesaid Sir Richard," who however so ordered himself in our service that he was worthy to have no wages, "nor none shall have of us." 16 Dec. 38 Hen. VIII.
Modern copy, p. 1.
16 Dec. 564. J. De la Brousse to the Queen in Scotland.
Balcarres MS.
iii., 105.
Adv. Lib. Edin.
Since writing by the Sieur Dauzy I have nothing to report except. the entry of Monseigneur de Rains, your brother, ten days ago; where was great company, and at the same time "cest (s'est) fet benistre Madame de Saint Piere votre seur," who then took possession of her abbey. Your father, Madame, and your brothers were there, and the Card, of Lorraine "qui fet la dieste contre son naturel qui sen trouve (?) tres bien." There is no one returning, but he knows the old news are fresh for her, at least when he was there, but now he hears everything is changed; for which he praises God. Left the Court yesterday at Compiegne where they will keep Christmas, and probably pass the winter in the neighbourhood. "Le Poulain est en Angleterre. L'Empereur et Prostestans se son eslongnes. Leurs ambassadeurs ariveron vers le Roy vendredi ou samedi." (fn. n1) The bearer will give you the latest news. Paris, 16 Dec.
Sends a book of which he has spoken before—the Sermons of Gaigui. Has found Mons. de Secton (?) leaving this town for the Court.
Hol., Fr., pp. 2. Add.: A la Royne en Escosse. Endd.
16 Dec. 565. Carne to Paget.
R. O. No occurrents from the Emperor. Mons. Cronyng's coming from the Emperor is for the gathering of a fresh army, which gather in great haste in the countries of Coleyn, Ayes, Gelderland and Fryselande. Of 27 ensigns which the county du Buyre had hence last summer not seven ensigns remain alive. The said County will be here shortly with Mons. Brabanson to set them forwards. A great deal of treasure goes with this army. The Emperor comes to Spyres. The Lady Regent begins her progress, to continue until Easter. She is gone already to Bynkes and the writer follows to-morrow. Bruxelles, 16 Dec. 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
16 Dec. 566. Affairs in Germany.
R. O. "Nouvelles venues d'Allemaigne du xvjme de Decembre xvcxlvj."
On 13 Dec. the Emperor left Rottenburgh on the Tauber, going on the 13th towards Kirchberch and about Hellicsch, meaning to approach the land of Wirtemberg; and therefore the Duke of Wirtemberg commanded his subjects to assemble, but immediately countermanded them,—it is not known why. The Duke has garrisoned his town of Schorendorff and castle of Hoogenaspergh. At Spiers they gather (Von coeuille) footmen. The Emperor has pardoned the town of Schweebisshal, taking however the lordship of Limpourgh which the town bought two years ago; and to obtain this pardon the town had to give some thousands of florins in presents. He has sent 400 horsemen against Helprim, but is expected to pardon it in order the better to come to Wirtembergh. Several towns beg for pardon, especially Ulms, for which the vice-chancellor of the King of the Romans sues. The Elector Palatine should be at Eewangen with the Sieur de Grantvelle; the bp. of Arras, vice-chancellor Naves and Dr. Viglius, and Scepperus may be come thither. Mons. de Bueren ought to have marched on the 10th towards Mergherthum, from whence to take the castle of Pocksbergh and restore Albrecht van Rosenburgh; which will not please the Elector Palatine, who had a good revenue there and good hunting. Franckfort has sent to the Emperor for pardon, but has as yet obtained nothing. The Lantgrave hastened to Hessen, and his men, coming by the river Main, captured the towns of Miltelbergh and Assevenbourgh, and ransomed other towns and villages. On the 11th they left for Hessen, having spent the night at Rodenborch in the county of Hannau. The same night the late Elector of Saxony was at Francfort with his men and departed next day at 11 o'clock for Ilmstat, the bruit being that the two armies should unite at Ayssenach and go into Saxony against Duke Maurice who occupies all the country except the town of Gotthen.
French, pp. 2. Endd.: The occurrantes.
16 Dec. 567. Council of Ten to Giacomo Zambon, Venetian Secretary in England.
v., No. 439.
Since writing [on 16 Nov.] of the death of Maphio Bernardo, have learnt that Dom. Ludovico da l'Armi had him put to death; but. as Da l'Armi was here as the King of England's agent, they did not arrest him. Zambon shall tell the King how, not content with his other outrages two years ago, Ludovico has perpetrated this enormity, and they know that his Majesty will be as much vexed by this announcement as they are. The King's resident ambassador has always acted discreetly and prudently. If the King does not assent to and approve their proceeding according to law, Zambon shall add that, as the man is now so odious to them, they beg his Majesty to recall him from Venice.
16 Dec. 2. The Same to the Same.
Ib., No. 440. He should know that after the death of Bernardo they learnt that the murderers were comrades of Ludovico da l'Armi, and therefore examined Ser Giovanni Francesco Mocenigo who had been in close communication with Ludovico. Ludovico thereupon came and spontaneously offered to explain; and as Mocenigo asserted one thing which Ludovico denied they were brought face to face. Ludovico said that he gave Mocenigo a letter from Bernardo addressed to the Signory. Mocenigo denied having seen it, but it was found in the sleeve of the dead Bernardo's doublet. This proves that Ludovico gave the letter (addressed to the State) to those whom he sent to murder Bernardo that they might, by showing it, induce him to come with them out of Ravenna. Detained Ludovico only a few hours. Next day the English ambassador came to say that, having heard only a confused account of the business, he desired to know what to write to his King, and was informed as above.
17 Dec. 568. Van der Delft to Schore.
viii., No. 367.
As directed, keeps the eleven packets brought by bearer, and still thinks it might arouse distrust if the Scots here should receive any fresh information about a new arrangement. The Scots seem to seek advantage from both sides, for, notwithstanding the Antwerp agreement, they have within these four or five days captured an Antwerp ship laden from London; and the Scots here have come simply to temporise. The king of France has sent Mons. d'Oysif into Scotland, taking the opportunity of these ambassadors being here. The English are secretly making great naval preparations. The French also are said to be preparing against Flanders, but the writer thinks that the English will feel it most. Cannot learn more about the intrigue. Paulin and the French ambassador are still at Oatlands with the King, who comes to Greenwich for Christmas. Sees no reason for doubt on this side, but it is well that the Netherlands are prepared; for the French galleys have not been kept together for nothing. The blow may fall here, the French having lost their chance of attacking us, and this King having refused to aid their plans. Yesterday the Lord Chancellor, answering a message about private business, sent word that he forgot at Court to tell the writer about the Duke of Norfolk and his son. The King, he said, was too old to let himself be governed, and they had planned to kill all the Council and take complete control over the Prince. London, 17 Dec. 1546.
17 Dec. 569. Carne to Paget.
R. O. Learns from a good source that the Bishop of Rome has deprived the bp. of Coleyn, at the suit of certain of the chapter there: the sentence being given in August last at Rome and lately sent to Louvain to be printed. But the Council of Brabant will not yet license the printing. Bruxels, 17 Dec. 1546.
Also here is news that Duke Maurice of Saxe has taken Wyttynbergh. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
17 Dec. 570. Venice.
v., No. 441.
Motion passed in the Senate to appoint a resident ambassador in England with salary of 150 golden ducats per month, he to keep eleven horses and as many servants, and two running footmen. When peace was being negociated between France and England, the Signory's secretary wrote of the King's desire to have a Venetian ambassador with him as of yore. When the peace was concluded, the King's ambassador and Dom. Ludovico da l'Armi came to announce it; and the latter, presenting credentials, spoke at great length of this desire of the King's, and he has since frequently repeated this request, in the King's name. Before the arrival of the Secretary's letter of 29 Oct. last (which was full of this wish, owing to a conversation with Ser Francesco Bernardo) the aforesaid ambassador repeated the same suit. It is most advantageous to the Signory to be on good terms with the King, as many of their people frequent that country.
18 Dec. 571. Prince Edward to his Sister Elizabeth.
Petyt MS.,
Inner Temple
Vol. 36, f. 12.
Nichols' Lit.
Rem. of
Edw. VI., 31.
Thanks for writing to him again, and for her good exhortation and example which will spur him to follow her in learning. Titenhanger, 18 Dec. 1546.
French. Hol., p. 1. Add. Printed also by Strype, Eccl. Mem., II. i. 15, and Hearne, Sylloge, 120.
18 Dec. 572. Cambridge.
I. 442.
Complaint of the University of Cambridge declared by Mr. Madew, vice-chancellor, Dr. Smyth, Mr. Swynburn and Mr. Aynsworth. 18 Dec. 1546.
1. At last meeting between the Vice-chancellor and mayor was such uncharitable cracking, especially by Mr. Chapman, Mr. Trew and Mr. Sleg, as seemed to threaten sedition. 2. Mr. Rust's resistence of the proctors. 3 and 4. The townsmen's taking part with persons arrested, like Mr. Rust, and resisting the beadles. 5. Their use of false measures and weights and refusal of inspection. 7, 8. Diconson's case, when the townsmen removed the stocks in which he should have been punished. 9. There is now a shop outside the bochery row "contrary to all custom and good order." 10. The University require that, in accordance with the Act of Parliament and composition, no beast should be slaughtered within the town.
ii. Answer to the above articles by James Fletcher, mayor. Thos. Hutton, William Cooke and John Fanne.
19 Dec. 573. Trinity College, Cambridge.
Foundation. See Grants in December, Nos. 43, 51.
19 Dec. 574. Bishopric of Chester.
Cl. Roll
38 Hen. VIII.
p. I, No. 7.
Surrender by John bp. of Chester of all his lands in Hanbridge beside Chester, in the parishes of St. Mary, St. Martin, Holy Trinity, St. Michael, St. John, St. Peter and St. Warburga of Chester, in Flesshemonger Lane, Seynt Jones Lane and Forgatestrete in Chester, in St. John's parish, Chester, in Mancotte, Harden, Curstylton, Nantwiehe, Acton, Northwiche, Middelwiche, Wolloston, Neston, Heswall, Saughoughe, Bydeston, Thorn, Eccleston, Reston and Danam, cos. Chesh. and Flynt, which belonged to the late nunnery of Chester; and also all lands in Abbottes Cotton. Cristelton, Crabwall, Hethehouse beside Neuton, St. Oswald's parish, Podyngton, Burton, Pulton Lawnslyn and Babyngton, Chesh., which belonged to the late mon. of St. Warburga in Chester. Dated 19 Dec. 38 Hen. VIII.
Enrolled as acknowledged in Chancery at Westminster the same day.
19 Dec. 575. Privy Council of Scotland.
Regist., 57. Meeting at St. Andrews, 19 Dec. 1546. Present, Queen and Governor, the earl of Huntly, Chancellor, the bps. of Dunkeld, Moray, Whithorn and Brechin, the earls of Angus, Bothwell, Merschell, and Glencarne, the abbots of Cowper, Dumfermling, Lundoris, postulate of Aberdeen, Pluscardyn, Dryburgh, the lords Flemyng, Ruthven, Gray, Lindesay de Byris, Invermeith, Elphinston, lord George Douglas, Sir John Campbell of Lundy, Sir Wm. Hammiltoun of Sanquhare, the master of Forbes, the sheriff of Ayr, Sir Robt. Boyd of Kilmernok, Sir Walter Ogilvy of Drumlugus, John Drummond of Innerpeffer and the lord of Kers. Business:—Considering that the siege of St. Andrews castle has been long and costly, and that the King of England prepares to invade this realm and take over the castle from the holders of it, who cannot otherwise save their lives, it is recommended to make terms with them, rather than suffer it and the Governor's son to fall into the hands of the English. The Governor protests that he is ready to continue the siege.
576. The Siege of St. Andrews.
R. O.
St. P., v., 580
Theis thingis following ar to advertes you for schewing of the samyn to the Kingis Majestie as all thingis hes standing wt ws sens yor departing frome the castell of Sanctandrees." (fn. n2)
On the Tuesday after your departing the Governor and Lords offered us full restitution and pardon if we would deliver the castle and the Governor's son and take Blakness Castle in pledge. This we refused, and at 6 p.m. truce ended. On the Friday following cannon were brought to the West trenches. On the Wednesday next at 7 a.m. battery began and lasted until 4 p.m. We replied, killing John Borthwik, principal gunner, and two soldiers, and wounding the earl of Argaill's master gunner. There was also shooting at the east part of the castle with "fedderrit" bullets. On Thursday was battery all day and we killed James Law, gunner, and three others. Our castle was ill battered, but, by reason of the slaughter, shooting with great artillery ceased, and the siege continued by watching and shooting of small artillery. We were without flesh from 22 Nov. until 10 Dec., when we had provided a postern in the midst of the east wall and a great trench passing from thence to the rock or crag lying off the Kitchen Tower. By this postern we put forth a small boat with two men, who landed in Tentismwris and passed to the laird of Montquhany with a letter to "our friend whom you know" to get us flesh and malt, as we had but 10 bolles of malt and 5 puncheons of wine. Seeing the postern, the Governor set watch on both sides of the Tay to prevent provisions coming to us. What with watching, lack of flesh and bad fish, Walter Malvill and 20 of our servants took deadly sickness. At last the Governor convened the Queen, Angus, Huntlye, Marschell, Glencarne, lords Lyndsay, Gray, Flemyng, Ruthven, Cathcart, the bps. of Dunkelden, Murray, Brechen and Galloway, and others, and they agreed to offer us an appointment to "hold still both the Governor's son and castle," or else they would put to death our friends the lairds of Raitht, Montwhany, Wauchtane, Culuthye and other. So, on Thursday (fn. n3) before St. Thomas Day, 17 Dec, Lyone herald came to us at 11 a.m.; but we made no answer. At 2 p.m. he returned with message that the Governor, by advice of the noblemen, would send to speak with us. We condescended, and that night the Justice Clerk and provost of Aberdene came to ask if we would accept a reasonable appointment. Answered that we would first hear it. They returned next morning, "with our own friend (whom we desired)," and offered us the keeping of the castle and the Governor's son till all things were performed, "as you may consider by the contract of appointment." After debate with "our own friend" we desired that part of the great men should speak with us,— thus showing that we were in no necessity. The earls of Huntlye, Marshell and Lord Gray then spoke with us at the walls, and told their desire for our wealth and the Governor's mind to content us. And so, being assured that meanwhile we should keep the house and boy, and get opportunity of obtaining victuals, of which we had great necessity, we were content to commune; but, on our refusal to give William Kyrkaldye as one of our pledges, the Governor "was aback upon the appointment," and on the Saturday we made plain defiance. Thereupon, on Sunday, the Governor agreed to take David and James Kyrkaldy instead, and by advice of our friends we accepted the appointment, being thus more able to perform our first promises to further the King's affairs, to get intelligence and to provision the castle.
You shall cause his Grace to consider that we must have aid of money, and that in coins of France and other countries, that it may not be suspected to be his. With it we shall victual the castle and provide our friends, "as of our substance recovered of the Cardinal, that they, without suspicion," may be ready, when the King's force comes, to perform his commands. The things promised to us cannot be easily performed until the King has made an end of his great affairs here; and his Grace will be relieved of the expense of sending provisions. The shooting at the West part of the castle spilt in our cellars and brewhouses a month's provision. The King should get the Emperor to write to the Pope in hindrance of our absolution, and thus cause delay. All has been done by the advice of those who love to advance the King's affairs. The King's money must come to St. Andrew's in one ship which shall send a boat and quietly deliver the money; and, immediately after its departure, we shall show the Governor that they came to offer support of victuals, which we refused. We will make as good account of the King's money as any of his treasurers in England. The clause in the contract not to receive Englishmen behoved to be granted or the siege had not been withdrawn.
Pp. 7. In Balnavis' hand.
19 Dec. 577. Thirlby to Paget.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 372.
Despatched Mr. Barnardyn with news because he had opportunity to pass through Germany with Mons. de Bures. At that time Granvelle went from Nerlinge, two leagues off, to speak with the Count Palatine who made suit to see the Emperor. Three days later the Emperor departed from Rotenburgh to Hale, arriving there on the 16th at night. Next day the Count Palatine arrived there to make his own peace and intercede for others. Granvelle, in coming hither from Erelsham, told the writer that the Duke of Wirtenburgh wrote that he would submit, but the Emperor was sore offended with him because he had been pardoned once before and had caused "these cities" to rebel. Said he thought the Emperor ought to use clemency lest others should next spring take occasion to make more business; and asked if the French king was not taking up Swissers. Yea, answered Grenvelle, but the King your master shall perceive that the Emperor is his friend. Afterwards spoke of the matter with Arras, who was in the company. Arras said that the Swiss were not raised against the Emperor, with whom the French were seeking a straiter amity. Reminded him that the French king did the like when he came to Parpynan. He admitted that if the Emperor's affairs had not prospered, something might have been attempted. Knows about the Swiss only by a bruit in this Court, where there was also a great bruit that we and France were at war again. On the 17th Skipperus visited the writer, saying that he came through Germany to learn the truth of a bruit in Flanders that the French made men about the Ryne; and had found that they were indeed to muster men about Lorreyne. He added that he heard by the way of one who frequented Strawsebourgh and the Protestants' camp, and sometimes the Emperor's, speaking very ill of the Emperor. When asked how he could pass without danger from one to the other, the man showed a scutcheon of the King's arms. There was a report also, said Skipperus, of another who so used the French king's arms. Replied that when the Emperor was at Lawengen one of the King's officers of arms (fn. n4) came to the writer through the Lantzgrave's camp and returned by Germany carrying the Emperor's letters to the Regent; if he had so misused his talk the King would be displeased. "No, no," said Skipperus, "I think it was not he; I remember him, the Queen had her letters; but this I tell you that we fear lest there should be some other, not the King's Majesty's servant, that would thus abuse his Majesty's arms." Skipperus said that there was a report of the Lantzgrave's going into France; he hoped to learn the truth by visiting the Count Palatine, who had a servant here whose son was captain of a town by which the Lantzgrave must pass. Many posts come from the Duke of Wirtenburgh; but yet the Duke of Alva marched on the 18th, towards Wirtenburgh, towards the Imperial town of Haltbrun in the way to Spires. Sent Honnynges this morning to tell D'Eake that the French pension was paid. He answered that the French would give a thousand to win a million. Secretary Joyse, who stood by, said it was certain that the French made men. Evidently these men would have us believe that the French prepare against us. To a second piece of news from France that Gerard had no good answer of the Turk, who would make war in Hungary in the spring, Joyse answered "We know no such things, and ye see how we go forth now daily with our victory, and shortly ye shall see more." D'Eake sent the enclosed letters in case the writer was sending into England; saying that, if not, Thirlby might enclose letters with them and send them back, and he (D'Eake) would have them forwarded from Spires. To-morrow the Emperor follows his army into Wirtenbergh, if gout permits him. Continued in his own hand.—Some think that we shall to Spires to conclude these troubles. Yesterday a company of 300 Italian men of arms from Naples passed here.
Having written these letters so ill, I caused Honynges to copy them whilst I exercised my hand in ciphering a few lines. Halle, 19 Dec. 1546.
ii. I sent Blewmantill to tell the French ambassador that I heard from a good personage that his master amassed Swyshers and had advertised the Emperor that they were not against him. I prayed him if he knew of any breach between us to advertise me, that I might be as sorry as I was sure he was, knowing how he rejoiced with me at the peace. He answered that they lied who said he advertised the Emperor of any such thing, for he knew of no such thing. It is clear that those here would have us suspect the French.
Has written this in cipher to exercise his hand, but fears he does not improve. Halle, 19 Dec. 1546.
Pp. 4. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. Contemporary decipher of § ii.
P. 1.
R. O. 3. Copy of § 1, with decipher of the ciphered portion.
Pp. 3. Endd.: The copye of a l'resent by Monsr. Deake to Mr. Paget.
R. O. 4. Another copy with decipher.
Pp. 3. In the same handwriting as § 3. Endd.: Copies of l'res heretofore sent to Mr. Paget.
19 Dec. 578. Doge and Senate of Venice to Giacomo Zambon.
v., No. 443.
Upon repeated intimations, by the English ambassador and by Ludovico da l'Armi, of the King of England's desire to have an ambassador from the Signory resident with him as heretofore, they have resolved, two days ago, to send one; and will proceed to his election. The King is to be informed of this resolve.
20 Dec. 579. The Privy Council.
A. P. C, 556.
Meeting at Ely Place, 20 Dec. Present: Chancellor, Great Master, Privy Seal, Great Chamberlain, Admiral, Browne, Paget, "etc." Business —Parson Levet had warrant to — (blank) for 200l. in prest for making ordnance.
20 Dec. 580. Henry VIII. to Arran and the Council of Scotland.
R. O.
St. P., v. 576.
My lords, we perceive by the ambassadors lately sent by our dear Cousin, with your advice, your desire to be reconciled to us; and albeit your promises on her behalf heretofore, confirmed by Great Seal and Parliament, were not kept, so that we might well refuse to treat more with you, our desire for peace, if it may be had with honor, inclines us to give ear that you may prove by deeds your wish for friendship. And as a first degree towards this, your withdrawal of the siege from the castle of St. Andrews will be taken as a token, wherein we pray you to satisfy our desire, because the gentlemen within the castle, having always shown themselves glad to advance the marriage between the Prince our son and your mistress, have our promise of help and now need it, "being thus straitly put at by you, without desert, all things well weighed." Otherwise we must provide that they be not oppressed. We require answer by bearer, Richemound herald. Nonsiche, 20 (altered from 17) Dec. 1546, 38 Hen. VIII.
Draft, corrected by Paget, pp. 5.
R. O. 2. Fair copy of § 1 without the date.
Pp. 2. Endd.: M. of the Kinges l're to the Governour, etc., in Scotlande, Decembr. 1546.
20 Dec. 581. St. George's Chapel, Windsor.
Cl. Roll
38 Hen. VIII.
p. 2, No. 59.*
Surrender by William Frankelyn, clk., dean of the free chapel of St. George the Martyr in Windsor Castle, and the canons of the same, of their manor of Damarycourte, Dors., in Blanford and Blanford Forum, Dors., and all other their lauds there, pasture (6 ac.) called Shawe Close near the manor of Shawe, in New Wyndesour, Berks., in tenure of William Frankelyn, clk., 4 ac. of arable land in Highfeld and 3½ ac. in Esthurst, in tenure of Thos. Good, in New Wyndesore, a close at Glasyare Corner adjoining the lane called Upright Lane extending from Glasiers Corner to the Great Park of Wyndesour, on the north side, lately in tenure of Ric. Cruys and now of Edm. Harrys, and 1 ac. of land in Esthurst aforesaid in tenure of Wm. Holt; also two closes (4½ ac. ½ ro.) lying together beside Shawe Lane in tenure of John Rokes in New Wyndesour, which closes are parcel of the lands assigned to "lez chaunterey preestes de lez newe comens" of the said free chapel; also the messuage in tenure of Sir Wm. Pawlett lord Seynt John in the parish of Allhallows at London Wall, London. Dated in their chapter house, 20 Dec. 38 Hen. VIII.
Enrolled as acknowledged in Chancery at Westminster, 24 Jan. 38 Hen. VIII.
20 Dec. 582. Eton College.
Cl. Roll
38 Hen. VIII.
p. 2, No. 60.
Surrender by Robert bp. of Carlisle, provost of Eton College, and the said college, of the manors of Clatforde, Wilts, and Milbornebeck, Dors., and other lands (specified) in cos. Wilts, Dors., Soms., Bucks and Berks. Dated in their chapterhouse, 20 Dec. 38 Hen. VIII
Enrolled as acknowledged in Chancery at Westminster, 31 Dec.
20 Dec. 583. John Uvedale to the Council.
R. O. This Monday, 20 Dec, being expired, there is due to the garrisons in England and Scotland their wages for three entire months, save that the writer has distributed among them 758l. 14s. 4d., lately received of his fellow, George Stonehouse, by way of prest to relieve them against Christmas. As all their victual for men and horses is taken by way of trust and in so poor a country, "the poor soldiers have many ill and dear pennyworths of ware for their money, whereof they make much complaint." Newcastell upone Tyne, 20 Dec. Signed
P. 1 Add. Endd.: 1546.
20 Dec. 584. Sir Richard Caundysshe to Paget.
R. O. I perceive you are informed that through private malice I sought to displace Thomas Gilpynne of his charge here. I trust it will hereafter appear that I have only done my duty in disallowing such as proved unmeet for such a charge, and that I shall be further heard for my "declaration." I have already at the Council's command "placed the said Gilpyn, th'other immediately displaced accordingly, trusting that if any such offence be not looked on hereafter, in likewise committed, it shall not be ascribed to my fault, in as much as for my setting forth of justice I am thought and reported a worker of malice." Blacknesse, 20 Dec. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: 1546.
20 Dec. 585. W. lord Stourton and Sir Richard Caundysshe to Henry VIII.
R. O. The garrison under Lord Stortoune at Newhavyn is unpaid from 11 July last, and that of Sir Ric. Caundyshe at Blacknesse likewise unpaid since 25 June, so that the poor soldiers endure great miseries, as want of clothes, fuel and good lodging "this cold stormy winter." Beg that they may have their entire pay, and henceforth be paid at least quarterly. Their present experience will make them provident in future. This bearer, bailiff of the Marches and one of the Council here, can tell in what case the poor men are, together with the state of these pieces, number of men, order observed, etc. Caundyshe delivered to my lord of Hartford "two proportions," one for portpieces and munitions necessary at Blacknesse, the other for setting forth of the mole there, and would like to confer with the King; for if the mole is to be made next year, provisions must be there by 1 March next, or the lack of them will involve great cost of carriage from Callice, Bulloigne and Newhavynne. Newhavynne, 20 Dec. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.: 1546.
20 Dec. 586. W. lord Stourton to Paget.
R. O. Understands that Paget has obtained the room of a gentleman porter here for William Poole. Having found Poole a "right honest, painful and trusty man," begs that he may be now "appointed" amongst other officers here to some honest entertainment for the execution of the same room." Newhavin, 20 Dec. Signed.
In William Poole's hand, p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1546.
20 Dec. 587. W. lord Stourton to Paget.
R. O. Has required bearer, bailey of the Marches and one of the Council here, to carry letters to the King desiring that "one through and entire pay" may be made to the garrisons of these pieces who endure "such lack as is pity to express." Begs him to give credence to bearer and relate his report to the King. Newehaven, 20 Dec. 1546. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
20 Dec. 588. William Poole to Paget.
R. O. Where, by Paget's means, the King appoints him gentleman porter here, which room he has filled hitherto without knowing what the allowances shall be, he now begs that, considering the dearness of things here, an honest entertainment may be granted to him for the execution of the said room. Newhavin, 20 Dec.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 1546.
20 Dec. 589. Wotton to Paget.
R. O.
St. P., xi. 376.
Wrote lately of certain English merchantmen arrested at Bordeaulx upon letters of marque granted in last wars, and now encloses copy of the French king's decree thereupon. The Emperor's ambassador has shown him "the copy of certain advices that he had," but not very fresh, viz., that the Swiss who call themselves Evangelical sent to those who call themselves Catholic to join in defence of the Protestants against the Emperor; but they refused and reminded the Evangelicals of a former resolution that all should tarry at home, and they also refused to send away the bp. of Rome's nuncio. The Evangelicals thereupon secretly held a Diet and chose 18 persons with full powers to act for them; "wherupon the sayde Cat[holics]. . . . . . . . . . either th'Evangelicalles . . . . . . . . . . . . sette upon theym or ell[es]. . . . . . . . . the Protestantes wh[erefore they also have] made a Diette" and given four out of each of their cantons like powers. These news smelt as though the ambassador had had them from the bp. of Rome's nuncio. Encloses a packet for the secretary of Venize and another to Mr. Nicasius which seems to be from Mr. Bernardino. A gentleman has just come in post from the French ambassador in England, and another courier also, who exclaim that at Dover they were searched to the skin, and the money they brought for their journey was taken from them. No certain news out of Germany, but the Emperor is said to have sent Mons. de Bure with 15,000 footmen and 4,000 horsemen after the Landgrave. The French king keeps Christmas here. Compiegne, 20 Dec. 1546. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. Endd.
20 Dec. 590. Wauchop to Cardinal Farnese.
A word spoken in congregation to-day by the archbishop of Corfu compels him to write that he has always begged the legates to publish a certain day for the expedition of this session, so that the prelates here might more willingly remain and those that are absent make more haste hither, and also that the Pope in his old age may not be plagued with the letters of some who think this delay helps the pacification of Germany. Is sure that delay means the perdition, not only of Germany but of all who remain obedient sons of the Church, whereas expedition shall both make the pacification more stable and incite the Emperor and French king to peace. To-day in the general congregation the legates proposed that next congregation should appoint the day of session, and whether the residence of the prelates should be decreed cum poena temporali, etc. Mons. Pacecco answered that before naming the day the matter of residence should be settled; but, nevertheless, the prelates wished to hold a congregation to answer at once, to-morrow or the day after, "et legati tacuerunt, io penso per buona intentione."
Latin and Italian. Modern transcript from Rome, pp. 2. Headed: Dell'arcivesco Dottore Scozzese ciéco, di Trento, alli 20 Decembre 1546.


  • n1. Dec. 17th or 18th.
  • n2. Apparently the decipher of news sent to Henry Balnavis and John Leslie who departed from St. Andrews on Saturday, 20 Nov. (See the Diurnal, and Knox's History.)
  • n3. Thursday was the 16th.
  • n4. Somerset herald. See pp. 181, 184.