Henry VIII: January 1523, 17-29

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 3, 1519-1523. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1867.

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'Henry VIII: January 1523, 17-29', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 3, 1519-1523, (London, 1867) pp. 1171-1181. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol3/pp1171-1181 [accessed 13 April 2024]

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January 1523

17 Jan.
R. O.
2777. WOOL STAPLE.
Treaty made by George de Theimseke, provost of Cassel, and Jerome Dorpius, on behalf of Charles V. and John Bourchier, lord Berners, deputy of Calais [Sir Wm. Sandys, treasurer of Calais], (fn. 1) Wm. Knight, LL.D., Sir Thos. Seymour, mayor of the Staple, Sir John Skevington, and Michael Englisshe, on behalf of Henry VIII., for the reformation of old and new money.
(1.) That on every sack of wool conveyed from England to the staple of Calais, a half mark be deducted from the price; but for the wools already in staple nothing to be deducted before the 8th April 1525. One year more to be allowed to the merchants of the Staple, during which no deduction shall be made on the wools now in staple at the discretion of the king of England and the lady Margaret; after which time, a half mark shall be deducted on every sack of wool, unless there shall happen to be great mortality in England among the sheep, sworn to by impartial men before the treasurer of England, &c.
(2.) Concerning packing. (3.) Payments made in old money according to the table made at Calais by the ambassadors of both sides in 1499, and now kept in the Hall of the Staple at Calais; viz., the golden real of Flanders to be received for 7s. 2d. st. The "medius realis" of gold for 3s. 7d. The gold "Carolus" for 2s. 4d., and 16 mites of Flanders. The double "Carolus" of silver for 4¼d. The half "Carolus" of silver for 2d. ½. q (4.) No new money of Germany, Italy, Spain, France, or elsewhere to be given in payment to English merchants, unless it have a fixed value in sterling money by consent of both princes. (5.) The treaty of 1499 to remain in full force wherever it is not affected by later treaties. (6.) The treaty to be confirmed by each prince within three months after it has been made.
Commission of Charles V., dated Mechlin, 24 Oct. 1522.
Commission of Henry VIII., dated London, 26 Oct. 1522.
Treaty made at Calais, 17 Jan. 1522.
Lat., on vellum. Seals of the two German commissioners.
Galba, B. VII.
219.
M.
2. Copy of the above.
Pp. 16.
18 Jan.
R. O.
2778. HERCULES_to WOLSEY.
Hears from certain merchants, who have carried his letters to Wolsey, that he is surprised at not having received the casket (capsula) and the mirror about which Hercules wrote. Put them on board a ship about to sail to England a fortnight before Christmas; but finding that no ship sailed, has sent them by land, together with a flask of preserved ginger and some balsam for the colic, which he had promised. As to the jewel which the Bonvixi's brought to Wolsey, begs that they may be sped in a matter of this kind. Desires nothing more earnestly, and if it is done, his life, nearly destroyed by daily infirmity, will seem restored to him. It will also be of great advantage to the King. Has never been well since leaving Wolsey, but is confined to his bed with the gout, to his great loss both in body and purse. Hopes for renewed health as the year advances. Antwerp, 18 Jan. 1522. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: R. D. card. Eboracen.
18 Jan.
R. O.
2779. ALFONSO DA ESTE [DUKE OF FERRARA] to WOLSEY.
Gabriel Cesanus passed through his territory yesterday on his way to England on business of the cardinal De Medicis. Desires credence for him, as he has bid him speak to Wolsey on his behalf. Ferrara, "luce 18 Jan." 1523. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
19 Jan.
Vit. B. V. 131*.
B. M.
2780. ALFONSO DA ESTE [DUKE OF FERRARA] to [HENRY VIII.]
Desires credence for Gabriel Cesanus, who is passing though Ferrara, on his way to England. Ferrara, 19 Jan. 1523. Signed.
Lat., p. 1.
19 Jan.
Nero. B. III.
72.
B. M.
2781. CHRISTIERN II. KING OF DENMARK to HENRY VIII.
Credence in behalf of Alex. Kingard, dean of Roschil. Ottoniæ (Odensee), 19 Jan. 1523. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd. by Wriothesley.
Nero, B. III.
90.
B. M.
2782. MEMORIAL from CHRISTIERN II. OF DENMARK to HEN. VIII.
1. Thanks him for letters that he has directed to the Emperor on his behalf. 2. By the advice of the duchess of Savoy, had sent to the Emperor for a commission for the Duchess to assist him. 3. His right has been proclaimed by the Emperor throughout all Duchelands; 4. who has sent letters to the same effect to all Christian princes. 5. Wishes that the Lubeckers and Easterlings in England be commanded to assist him. 6. The Emperor has given liberty to all his subjects in Burgundy to help the king of Denmark; 7. which commission Margaret has not yet been able to see executed, as doubtful of the conduct of the Easterlings. 8. Is like to sustain great damage in reference to his queen's jointure, unless Henry will write to Margaret in that behalf. 9. She will do nothing against the Easterlings. 10 and 11. His servant that should have signified the Emperor's writings is in peril of death. 12, 13 and 14. Desires safeconduct for 100 persons to Scotland.
Pp. 5.
Nero, B. III.
87.
B. M.
2783. CHRISTIERN II. OF DENMARK to [HENRY VIII.]
Thanks him for his favors. The duke of Holstein, after laying siege to Copenhagen, has come to the island of Sialan[d]. Begs an embassy may be sent to Margaret. It will be to Henry's credit if he will interfere in his behalf. Wishes to know if English merchants will trade with Iceland, Ferre and Berghes. Signed.
Fr., pp. 2.
19 Jan.
Galba, B. VII.
216.
B. M.
2784. [SIR ROBT. WINGFIELD] to WOLSEY.
Wrote last on the 15th. Was with my Lady last night, who caused Marnix to read certain articles of a letter from the Emperor's ambassadors in England, containing the answer made by you to my Lady's request for the defence of the frontier, in which you wondered she would put the Spaniards away when there was so much danger. You also complained that the Scots had free trade with these countries, and that 200 or 300 tuns of French wine had this year been imported into the Low Countries by means of safeconducts. My Lady wondered how you had been informed of such things. Her reason for wishing to part with the Spaniards was, that these countries did not like to pay their money to foreign soldiers when they had plenty of their own; and the service done by the Spaniards was not honorable or profitable, as their own captains confessed; and she made her treasurer read a letter in Spanish from one of those captains, named Coroulle, saying she could not do better than let them go, for they were not worth keeping. She said I knew what had been done against the Scots, and what advantage they had gained by their truce with England; adding that it could not be proved any Scotch ships had come or gone since the Emperor's declaration. I had told her that a Scotch ship was laden at Armewe for Scotland. She said she had sent thither, and found that a Scot living in Armewe, a burgess of the town, had laden a hired vessel to send whither it should please him, provided it were not to France or Scotland; although she thinks the restriction as to Scotland unreasonable during the truce, of which truce no notice had been given to her from England as to its nature or duration.
As to wine, she had devised safeconducts both to merchants and to lord Ravenstein and others, who desired a quantity for their own use; that she herself had none in her cellar (though she had been advised to give up Rhine wines, as she is subject to catarrh) till within these 14 days, when a load of wine was sent her from Cambray, a neutral city. She spoke so touchingly that Wingfield felt it like a reproach to himself for what he had written to England. Said he could not deny he had written whatever he had heard, and had not been made privy to the secret of the matter till then. Knew he had not said more than he was well informed of about the Scots and the safeconducts for wine, and that about the truce with Scotland he had told her all he knew himself. She took this answer in good part, and with laughing cheer, after her custom, fell to talk of other matters. Malines, 19 Jan. 1522.
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated. Add.
20 Jan.
Galba, B. VI. 7.
B. M.
2785. DE LUXEMBOURG to MARGARET OF SAVOY.
Being informed last Saturday that 900 or 1,000 French Spaniards were lodged at St. Michiel in Boulennois awaiting the rest of the French gendarmerie to revictual Therouenne, held a council and determined to pay them a visit. Despatched on Sunday afternoon the gens d'armes of Aire and St. Omer with the sieur Coronel and his band of Spaniards, who all met at Faulquemberghes and surprised the Spaniards between six and seven at St. Michiel, next morning, when a part of their number had gone to Monstereul to escort their treasurer. The sieurs de Bellain and Dysenghien went with 100 horse to cut off the road between St. Michiel and Sainctpy, when they were attacked by the Spaniards, and the bastard Montmorency and others killed; but Coronel having charged the enemy with his foot, they fled about half a league, hoping to have gained the castle of Sainctpy. The garrison, however, durst not open the gates for fear of Luxembourg's men, who threatened, if they did, to put all to fire and sword, and the Spaniards were compelled to throw themselves into the trenches, where 500 or 600 were killed. The project was wonderfully successful, considering that the sieurs de Vendôme, Saintpol and Pontderemy were at Monstereul, a short league and a half distant. The chief of the French Spaniards is named M. de Vacennes; and of his two lieutenants the one has been killed, and the other taken prisoner.
A few days ago there was some skirmishing about Therouenne, in which captain Saussoir was killed. Aire, Tuesday, 20 Jan.
Copy, Fr., pp. 3, mutilated.
20 Jan.
Galba, B. VII.
218.
B. M.
2786. MERCURINUS GATTINARA to WOLSEY.
In compliance with your orders, while I remained at Calais, I wrote out, in the form of dialogue, (fn. 2) an account of the discussions held at that meeting, in which you acted the part of a mediator with your eloquent exhortations. I only fear that, through the defects of my memory, I have not been able to give the substance perfectly, and I subject the whole book to your revision. If there be any delay in its transmission, you must impute it not to me, but to the copyist. Brussels, 20 Jan. 1522.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.
21 Jan.
R. O.
2787. ALFONSO DA ESTE [DUKE OF FERRARA] to HENRY VIII.
Received with pleasure his letters of the 12th Nov. Thanks him for the two palfreys and the hounds, which he says he has sent to Gregory Casali for the Duke. Would show his gratitude in person, if it were not for the difficulty of the way. Casali writes that the King would be pleased with a pair of hawks, and he accordingly sends two "aeriones" for catching herons, and a falconer, Lewis by name, to take care of them and exercise them. They will require several days' exercise after their arrival before they are used, as the journey makes them torpid. Ferrara, 21 Jan. 1523. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.: L'ræ ducis Ferrarii, 21 Feb. 1523.
21 Jan.
Calig. B. VIII.
96.
B. M.
2788. SCOTLAND.
Reply of the lords of Scotland to the articles shown by Clarencieux. In regard to the demand whether they continue well disposed to the peace impeded by the practices of Albany and the "colourit abusions" of France, with many other clauses "suthlie nocht proceding of verite,"—they answer that they very well remember their communication had with Dacre at the abstinence at Solam Chapel, and that Albany has fulfilled all that was stated in the indenture,—that honest instructions were sent by him to England,—that they had no communication with Dacre,—they are well disposed to the peace, and will leave the alliance of France, provided they are given to understand the form of the treaty with England, and have security for its observance; and will send up ambassadors for that purpose. They accuse Clarencieux of writing divers falsehoods, as may be seen by the copy of his letters enclosed. Edinburgh, 21 Jan. 1522.
Pp. 4. Headed: "T. Hay, secretarius."
22 Jan.
Vit. B. V. 135.
B. M.
2789. MARQUIS OF MANTUA to [HENRY VIII.]
Desires credence for Gabriel Cesanus. Mantua, 22 Jan. MDXX[III]. Signed.
Lat., p. 1.
22 Jan.
R. O.
2790. MARQUIS OF MANTUA to WOLSEY.
Desires credence for the bearer, Dominus Gabriel, of Pisa, a servant of cardinal De Medici. Mantua, 22 Jan. 1523. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
22 Jan.
R. O.
2791. SYLVESTER [DARIUS], Vice-collector, to WOLSEY.
Hopes Wolsey will allow the bishop of Worcester to take possession of his see, or it will be a great loss to him, and disgrace him both here and at Rome, making every one think he has been guilty of some misconduct. If the real cause were known it might injure the great credit he possesses among the cardinals. Another opportunity may be found to punish him. Knows the Bishop will be grieved to hear Wolsey thinks him negligent, and that he will prove his innocence. Toneys and Vannes can certify that Wolsey gave all his instructions about the bulls to Hannibal, not to Worcester, and only told the Bishop that Hannibal would inform him what he had to do. Remembers the Bishop himself told him so before his departure, and as Wolsey did not speak to Hannibal, he must excuse him. Wolsey knows that the Bishop has spared no pains or expense about the bulls of St Alban's, and would certainly not have neglected the interests of Wolsey, to whom he owes everything, when he daily speaks with the Pope in behalf of thousands wholly unknown to him. London, 22 Jan. 1523.
Hol., Lat., pp. 3. Add.
22 Jan.
R. O.
2792. SIR ROB. WINGFIELD to WOLSEY.
Wrote last on the 19th, and the next day to Brian Tuke, enclosing the copy of a letter sent to the lord of Hoowstrate, from the lieutenant of his company at Cannoye, on the frontier of Hennawde. Sends with this a copy of a letter to my Lady from lord Fyennes, which she sent very late, so that he has no news to write; but that in the letter will please the King and Wolsey. Malyns, 22 Jan. 1522.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
22 Jan.
R. O.
2793. FITZWILLIAM to WOLSEY.
Has not yet spoken with Betts, the customer of Hampton, who has ridden to meet certain justices, to apprehend the thieves. As touching Palshyd's charge, finds 1,000 ton of casks. A cooper of Bristol has shown him a quantity of "clappold." Thinks the ships will soon be ready. There is no good harbour at Portsmouth. Brygandyn and others think they will have to scour the docks. Proposes to send to Jersey and Guernsey for salt. Had to send to Chichester for it. Thinks a letter should be written to Sir Hugh Vaughan and Sir Ric. Weston's deputy, to lade all the salt they have, that at the return of West, and other ships now going forth, it may be safely conveyed to England. Can hear no news of the French. Portsmouth, 22 Jan.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
24 Jan.
Vit. B. V. 135*.
B. M.
2794. ALFONSINUS TROTTUS to HENRY VIII.
Sent some years ago a horse to him as a present, by Gregory Casalis. Writes to offer his services by a messenger of the duke of Ferrara, who is taking falcons over to the King. Ferrara, 24 Jan. 1523. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
24 Jan.
R. O.
2795. WARHAM to WOLSEY.
Spoke lately to Wolsey about his nephew the archdeacon of Canterbury, who is now with him, "somewhat discrasyed" by travelling home in post. Had sent him, on his return to London, to do his duty to Wolsey, but after waiting five or six days to see Wolsey, who was with the King at Eltham, he returned hither. He is preparing to ride to Canterbury, "where his promotions and livelode lieth," and will attend on Wolsey when convenient. He is not yet in priest's orders, and therefore can do small service as chaplain. Intends to stay at his cathedral next Lent and Easter, to look after his diocese. Has been absent from his cathedral the last four Lents, attending to the King's business and Wolsey's orders, though the law requires a bishop to reside every Lent and Easter. Knoll, 24 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord cardinal of York and legate de latere.
24 Jan.
R. O.
2796. BERWICK and WARK.
Indenture between Thomas lord of Dacre and Gillesland, treasurer of the King's wars in the north parts, and Thos. Hert, master gunner, sent down by the King, to view the castles and towns of Berwick, Wark, and Carlisle, &c. As Wolsey had, by his letter dated Westminster, 4 Nov., left Hert to be paid at Dacre's discretion, Dacre has paid him at the rate of 2s. a day, and 8d. a day each to a clerk and a servant attending on him for three months, viz., from 6 Nov. to 24 Jan., and for 16 days' conduct money from Carlisle to London, beginning 25 Jan., 53s. 4d. Carlisle, 24 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
26 Jan.
S. B.
2797. For GERALD EARL OF KILDARE.
Wardship of James, son and heir of Christ. Flemmyng, baron of Slane. Del. Westm., 26 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.
28 Jan.
Galba, B. VII.
233.
B. M.
2798. [SIR ROB. WINGFIELD] to WOLSEY.
Wrote last on the 25th. Last night my Lady sent me word that she had heard from a spy in France that La Palice was sent with 8,000 foot and 500 spears to victual Fontarabia. He encamped on the river which passes this side of the town, but the Spaniards surrounded him, defeated his army and slew him, and thus delivered Fontarabia. The spy says also that the news reached Francis at Paris, and he was not seen abroad or spoken with for five days after.
I hear from those whom "I have ordained to inquire of the king of Denmark's affairs" that Hamburgh and Lubeck, "with the other steedds," have sent into Almain for soldiers to finish the war with the said King this summer. Those who formerly favored him are less qu[ick] in his cause, "for he is even more cruel than oo[nce], and also more ruled by his witch than ever he was."
Brussels, which has hitherto stood aloof, has now agreed with the rest of the estates, so that they now begin to meet. This assembly is for a special matter; my Lady having written to all the nobles to be here on the 6th of February. When their advice has been had on all matters, the great assembly will meet on the 15th. Having written thus far, Marnix came from my Lady to tell me the answer she is now sending to the Emperor's ambassadors touching their letter received on the 11th. It was only to the effect expressed in my former letter, as shown me by my Lady's own mouth, except that she desires to show the King that if he will send one to these parts to see what ships there are, and choose such as he thinks fit to serve him, he shall have them.
Count de Bure and Berghes have recovered, and are expected at this great assembly. Hesdin has come from Arras, and says he has received a letter from de Bure, urging him to quicken Master Hans in finishing the Emperor's artillery, for he trusts this summer to make amends for keeping his bed last summer. Hesdin says, while he was on the frontiers he heard nothing of any assembly in France, or any rumor, except of their extreme poverty, and that the duke of Bourbon was to marry the lady Renée, and pass with an army into Italy, which he does not believe. The duke of Albany and Ric. de la Pole were both about the French king, who intended to send them to Scotland, although Hesdin could not imagine where good soldiers were to be found in France. If Palice and his company be slain, "I think that France shall have tow enough on the rock, though they seek not for more work and cost in Scotland or Italy." If they do, I trust they shall speed as well this year as they did last in Italy. Malines, 28 Jan. 1522.
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated. Add.
Calig. E. I.
161.
B. M.
2799. A LETTER OF NEWS.
"Le Roy va ... la Royne, mons. de Bourbon et tout le trayn ..." The charge beyond the mountains has been given to the said sieur [Bourbon]. He will take a large force there after Easter to join the Swiss. The King will spare no effort to gain Milan. They are at present good friends. He is affianced to madame [Renée], and receives Milan for his portion. The grand seneschal of Normandy, the sieur d'Alençon, and the sieur de Moye are in Normandy, raising forces to send into Picardy. 6,000 lanzknechts are there already, to guard the towns. They have deliberated to destroy the pale of Calais, and Pontremy has charge under the duke of Vendosme to manage it. The King has offered 15,000 francs to get the great ship François and the great ship of Honfleur out of harbour. He is making great preparations to send a force of Lombards into Scotland. The two ships will be sent into B[asse] Bretagne, where the vidasme of Chartres, the duke of Albany and Blancherose, will be ready to make a descent upon Ireland.
There is a lord in Ireland, who, by means of a French merchant, has arranged to supply the army with victuals at any spot they please. This merchant has been three times in Ireland. He traffics in hides, and gains over many. The king of France supplies the money. The French archers and adventurers refuse to brave the sea. 1,500 Lombard harquebusiers are to go with them, to give them courage. Therouane will be victualled before Easter. All sorts of ammunition are at Monstreul. Therouane is defenceless. 10,000 good Englishmen will beat 30,000 French. They are careless, and will not face the English, unless they are desperate. Don't waste time in towns; nothing can resist you. The King has refused to fulfil his promise made to the Normans, when he borrowed their money, of establishing a chambre des comptes at Rouen. On their demanding it, he swore, on the faith of a gentleman, that they were villains, and he did not care for them. He is very angry with them for saying they [were better treated] when they were English. At Rouen, the King would not speak to the sieur de Bourbon. On the morrow he started for St. Germain, and Bourbon followed.
Fr., badly mutilated, pp. 3.
Vit. B. V. 172*.
B. M.
2800. NEWS.
It is reported from Flanders that 4,000 lanzknechts, sent by the king of France towards Navarre, had passed through Paris, and that the duke of Gueldres was collecting an army; that White Rose was at Paris with Albany, and that Francis had sent 30,000 cr. to Scotland; that Bourbon was appointed for the Italian expedition; that two servants of Albany had been taken as spies in Flanders; and that the people of Flanders seemed to favor the French.
Lat., p. 1, in Vannes' hand.
29 Jan.
R. O.
2801. BISHOP OF BADAJOZ and HELNA to WOLSEY.
We received late last night letters from the Emperor, containing important matters to be communicated to you; and we ask for an early audience, as the matters require haste. London, 29 Jan. 1522. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: III., &c. card. Ebor. s. sedis ap'licæ in Anglia a latere legato, &c.
Jan.
Calig. E. III.
48.
B. M.
2802. LORD BERNERS to [WOLSEY].
* * * mych money as ... in arredynes fort he ware ... [beg]ynynge of thys somer next. Also ... te off Monterell, the duke off Bor[bon, the duke of] Wandom and the erle off Seynt Powle ... Bowssey (?), and dyvers odyr with the nombre off ... [a]s yt ys noyssyd be seyd the garesons of ... Hedyn and Bolloyn; and the brewtt ys here [that they will] com to Boloyn and to Tyrwyn, to vysyt ... [fo]rteresses, and to resyst that the Borgonyon[s shall m]ake non invasyon into Pycardy. The ... also a grett nombre lyynge at Seynt ... astes barges, and sum at Brenarde yoynynge ... pall and in odyr plasses, to the nombre off ... so that between them .. ar but easley y ... vytayll by them on our fronters. And by th ... pes be a ... com hedyr for the Fre[nch] ... who robbyth and spoyllyth dayly Inglysh ... restytusyon made i ... h tha[t] on the xx. [day] off thys present moneth of January ther was ... Trondys off Northe .. ha ... sse .. had ij. [shipp]es laden with byllett to have com to thys t[ow]n. [Divers] French schypes sett on them and toke them that ... ed away the one schype and men and ..., and the odyr schype ... * * * [c]allyd Adryan Dogge ... ys sor betten and robbyd off all th[at he had. A]lso master Marschall her had the sam ... hys comynge hedyr and in lyke wyse sch ... But wedyr they have spoyllyd hyr [or let h]yr go as yett yt ys unknowyn. I pray [God sen]d all our vytellers owtt off Inglond hedy[r in safe]garde. Ther ys also a nodyr schype laded [with Englis]h men's goodes, taken by the French men ... wth and all the men sett a londe ther exce[pt a F]lemynge, and at the fyrst they caryed the sc[hip towa]rds Skottlonde; but as now they have brought [her] in pryse in to Boleyn haven and yt ly[eth there. And] as I know farther off eney mater off s[ervice I sh]all advertys your grase ther off, by the grace [of God, who] preserve your grase. Wrytyn at Caleys, the x ... [da]y off January.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated.
29 Jan.
R. O.
2803. LORD BERNERS to HENRY VIII.
On Wednesday the 28th inst., as The Barke of Sandwych and The John Baptyst were on their way hither, to carry over lord Cursson, the latter was chased by four French ships; but The Barke and two Flemish ships came up, and chased them back to Boulogne. One, The Bonne Adventure, a little galleon of 35 tons, of Dieppe, was boarded by The Barke, and taken with her crew of 40 men. Asks the King to give him his part of the prize, and he will buy the rest from the takers. Trusts to do good service with her, as she is suited for this haven, drawing only a fathom of water; but if sold, she would not fetch more than 100 marks. There are no ships belonging to this town of any value. Fourteen soldiers of this town, who were in The Barke, acquitted themselves right well; but a servant of the King's, whom he desired Berners to admit to the vintner's place lately held by Yay, ran under the hatches when the French ship was boarded, and durst not look up till all was done. The people here wonder at him, and say he is not fit to serve the King here. "Your Grace knoweth right well that men in this town will speak, and ax no man no leave." Has not yet admitted him, as it is contrary to custom to admit any stranger as vintner or constable. Such officers ought to have served before, and to understand the order and manner of the town. Wishes for orders on this matter. Calais, 29 Jan.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
29 Jan.
R. O.
2804. LORD BERNERS to WOLSEY.
Asks him to second his request in the preceding letter. Will man and victual the galleon at his own cost. The King's share is half the value, which is but little more than 30l. She has been brought into the road here, and Berners has examined the master, countermaster and carpenter for news. Encloses their depositions. The duke of Vandon, the earl of St. Powll and Pountremey, and the captain of Boulogne have re-assembled at Mottrell. It is said they will revictual Tyrwyn, but it is not certain. Calais, 29 Jan.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace. Endd.
R. O. 2805. RUTHAL, late BISHOP OF DURHAM.
Petition of Garrard Smyttyng, merchant of the Styleyard, to Wolsey, for 50l. 8s. 4d. due to him for arras delivered to the late bishop of Durham, which his executors refuse to pay. Begs him to order them to do so.
P. 1. Endd.: Edward Smytyn.
R. O. 2806. RUTHAL BISHOP OF LONDON.
Wrongs done by the bishop of Durham to lord Lumley, touching the office of Wardall.
By patent of Christopher, predecessor of the said bishop, to lord Lumley and his father, in survivorship, and confirmed by the prior and chapter of Durham, lord Lumley is chief forester of Wardale Forest, and supervisor of the parks and coal and iron mines in the bishopric. He has belonging to his office "one Sheyll, named Foster Sheyll, to the yearly value of 40s.;" and New Park, worth 3l. 6s. 8d. yearly. He is entitled to hear and determine all pleas within the office, and to let all mines and the herbage of the forest and parks. The present bishop has prevented him from occupying his office for four years, and owes him his fee.
P. 1. Endd.
Jan.
GRANTS.
2807. GRANTS in JANUARY 1523.
1. Th. Halsnoth, alias Awstnet, laborer, Th. Tyler, alias Archerd, John Whyte, and others, of Southwark. Pardon for escapes of attainted clerks and other prisoners from their custody, &c. Del. 1 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
7. John Parker, "unus de equere de Quirie" of the Stable, and John Lymsey, one of the Six Clerks. Grant, in fee, of the manors of Ifeld, Wellys and Cosyngton, Kent, acquired by Edw. IV.; on surrender of patent 8 Nov. 6 Hen. VIII., granting custody of the same to Wm. Sedley for 20 years. Del. Westm., 7 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 17.
8. Wm. Crane, gentleman of the Household, alias gentleman of the Chapel, alias of the parish of St. Dunstan's in the East, London, alias comptroller of the petty custom in the port of London, alias of London, draper, alias of Havering-at-Bowre. Protection; going in the retinue of lord Berners, deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 8 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
8. Wm. Marchall, of London, mercer. Protection; going in the retinue of lord Berners, deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 8 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
10. Th. Carewe, captain of 200 men. Certificate to all justices, &c., that Ric. Mawdyte, of Exeter, is in his retinue. 10 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII. Signed.—P.S. b.
10. Writ to the sheriff of York to arrest and imprison Sir Wm. Perpount, of Holme, Notts, Edmund Perpount, s. and h. of the said Wm., and Wm. Inglysh, of Nottingham, merchant, and to seize their lands, for debt. Westm., 10 Jan.—Pat. 14 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6d.
14. Wm. Millwarde, of Purbright, Surrey, laborer. Pardon for the murder of Hen. Renman, of Purbright. Greenwich, 16 April 12 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm, 14 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 10.
15. Th. Borneby, of Baringtonhall,—. Protection; going in the retinue of lord Berners, deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 15 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
15. Roger Drewe, clk. Prebend in St. Stephen's, Westminster, vice Hugh Aston, deceased. Eltham, 31 Dec. 14 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Jan.—P.S.
15. Wm. Huxley, clerk of the Ordnance. Protection for Hen. Wellys, of London, grocer. Signed by Huxley. Del. Westm, 15 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—P.S. b.
16. John Smyth, serjeant-at-arms. To be comptroller of the great and petty customs, and of the subsidies of wools, hides and fleeces, tonnage and poundage, in the ports of Exeter and Dertmouth, during pleasure. Westm., 16 Jan.—Pat. 14 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3.
18. John Wetewood, clk., minister of the Chapel Royal. Prebend in the collegiate church of St. Mary, near Warwick castle, Worc. dioc., vice Dan Wm. Bustarde, deceased. Greenwich, 11 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Jan. In margin: "Bur. sol. 2s."—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
19. Wm. Leego, alias Lethego, of London, barber-surgeon. Pardon for the murder of John Bristall, at Bristall's house, called the Castle, in Wood Street, parish of St. Michael, ward of Creplegate within, London. Greenwich, 19 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII. (No date of delivery).—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
20. Commission of Gaol Delivery. Home Circuit.—Sir John Fyneux, Sir John More and Simon Fits. Westm., 20 Jan.—Pat. 14 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 19d.
21. Sir Hen. Sharnebourn. Protection for John Grenefeld, of Belynggisherst, Sussex, grazier, alias butterman, going in his retinue. Signed and sealed by Sharnebours. Del. Westm., 21 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—P.S. b.
22. John lord Awdley, of Wade, Hants. (fn. 3) Pardon for illegal hunting. Del. Westm., 22 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 10.
22. John Hopton. Protection for John Dymmok, of London, draper. Signed: John Hopt[on]. Del. Westm., 22 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—P.S. b.
23. John More. To be one of the clerks of the Privy Seal, vice Rob. Sampson, deceased. Del. Westm., 23 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
23. Th. More, chaplain. Chantry of Gibcliff, near Warwick, vice Wm. Launder, deceased. Greenwich, 9 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Jan.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
24. Th. Jaye. To be head carpenter at Calais. Del. Westm., 24 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
24. Guthlac Overton, gent usher of th Chamber and one of the King's auditors. Lease of the toll of tin in the manor of Tywarnayle Tyes, Cornw., parcel of the lands called "Coopercionarslondes;" for 21 years; rent, 100s. Del. Westm., 24 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 18.
24. John Tailer, barber, of London. Exeaption from serving on juries, &c., Westm., 24 Jan.—Pat. 14 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 15.
26. Christ. Rouchester and Henry his son. Grant, in survivorship, of the manor of Chyngenhall, Essex, with a watermill and appurtenances, part of Buckingham's lands. Del. Westm., 26 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
—. Christ. Rochester. Grant of the manor of Chyngenhall, Essex, part of Buckingham's lands.—S.B. (Not delivered.)
26. Ralph Thomson. Licence, notwithstanding statute 4 Hen. IV., to appoint a clerk or deputy in his office of controller of the great and petty customs in the port of Kyngeston-on-Hull, granted him by patent 2 Jan. 13 Hen. VIII.; he having been appointed groom porter (gromettus portator) to Queen Katharine. Del. Westm., 26 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
28. Rob. Davy, groom of the Chamber. Grant, "now in his old days," of a house called the "Hensshemens Chamber," in Westminster, over the royal bakehouse, with a "litell cote at the stere fote" adjoining the same; with permission to fetch water from the said bakehouse. Del. Westm., 28 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
28. Cornelius Hays, native of Holland. Denization. Del. Westm., 28 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
28. Ric. Rawson, LL.D. Canonry in the collegiate church of St. Mary and St. George, Windsor, vice Rob. Honywood. Del. Westm., 28 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
28. Sir Edw. Wyllughby. Protection for Martin Dyllyngham, of Hengrave, Suff. Signed by Willughby. Del. Westm., 28 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—P.S. b.
31. Rob. Longmed, master and captain of The Gret Nycalas. Protection to John Milton, of Middelton, Kent, butcher. Signed by Longmed. "Teste," 31 Jan. 14 Hen. VIII.—P.S. b.

Footnotes

  • 1. Omitted here, but named in the commission.
  • 2. See no. 1816.
  • 3. James Awdley, Wm. Hamond, Marmaduke Darell and Giles Chirchehall, of Wade, were originally included in this pardon, but their names have been scored out.