Henry VIII: July 1523, 1-15

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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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July 1523

1 July.
Add. MS. 24,965. f. 34 b. B. M.
3147. DACRE to SURREY.
On Monday last at 4 p.m. assembled the garrison and most of the inhabitants here, at Howtell Swyre. Removed that night to Tweedside, where the vanguard lay at Carham, and the rearguard and ordnance in the Haugh betwixt Carham and Wark. At break of day went on to Kelso, destroyed all of the town that would burn, pulled down the gate house of the Abbey, Sindelawes, Ormeston, and the Moss Towers, the last of which belongs to the laird of Buccleugh. Came home the high way by Cesfurd Castle, entering the realm at Shotten Chapel, "lovings to God," within half an hour of sunset. Assigned part of the garrison to convey the ordnance to Etell, and thence to Berwick. "The lords of Scotland is skalede fro their counseile." The 800 men sent by Albany, "which is but raskaldes," lie in Edinburgh. Has appointed the session, and will attend on Surrey at Newcastle on Sunday morning. Assures him they would have had no powder unless they had borrowed from Berwick, and they can spare no more there. He must send some more before another rode is made. The master of the ordnance says there are two lasts in Nottingham, which Surrey might send for. Harbottle, 1 July 15 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 2. Headed: Copie, &c.
1 July.
R. O.
Sends a list of men, partly Sir Adrian's tenants, who were mustered 1 July 15 Hen. VIII., with the armour to which they were admitted. Could not find Thos. Hicks, Fortescue's farmer of Stynchecombe, nor hear to what armour he was admitted. Advises him to allow some to "buy their peace to byde at home, for ye may have prettier men in Henley than there." At Henley they are expecting him to call upon them, and are always ready.
ii. List subjoined. Mutilated.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: To Sir Adrian Fortescu in London.
2 July.
R. O.
Treaty against France, concluded between Mercurinus de Gattinara, Laurence de Gorrevod, and Gerard de Plane (de la Roche), on the one side, and Dr. Sampson and Sir Richard Jarningehem, for England, on the other.
(1.) The two princes shall, before 16 Aug., raise armies against France: Charles, 20,000 horse and foot, to invade the duchy of Guienne; England, 15,000 horse and foot, to lay siege to Boulogne. (2.) The lady Margaret is to supply 3,000 horse and 3,000 foot, and send them to the confines of Calais. (3.) The invasion is not to cease before the end of October; to be made by the princes in person before the end of May 1524 or 1525, by common consent. (4.) Arrangements in that event. (5.) If the king of England cannot furnish the number of troops required in his own dominions, he may raise them in those of the Emperor. (6.) For greater despatch the treaty to be sealed by the plenipotentiaries on both sides, without requiring further ratification.
Commission of Charles V., dated Valladolid, 28 June 1523;—of Henry VIII., London, 17 May 1523.
Given in the town of Valladolid, 2 July 1523. Signed by Gattinara, Gorrevod and De Pleine.
Lat., vellum, pp. 9.
3 July.
Vesp. C. II. 149. B. M.
On the 18th Jerningham arrived here, eleven days after leaving Southampton. Could do nothing, as the Emperor was at Towr de zelis (Tordesillas), with his mother and his sister the queen of Portugal. Samp- son, with the other ambassadors, accompanied by the lord Chancellor, met the Emperor and the Queen a quarter of a mile out of the town. On the 22nd Jerningham delivered the King's and Wolsey's letters to his majesty, and showed him the reason of his coming. The Emperor was glad to hear of the King's health, and said "he knew well the sign of the King's letter with his own hand," and would never forget the words passed between the King and himself at their last departure. Jerningham then informed him of the King's proceedings and successes against the Scotch, and thanked him for the news sent by him into England. The French have often reported that the King has lost a great battle against the Scots. Thanked the Emperor for communicating to the King his correspondence touching the Pope and College, and told him the King, in like manner, transmitted correspondence on his side. He then referred them for the rest of their charge to his Council. Next day was the feast of St. John, which is kept like May Day in England. On the 26th had a conference with the Chancellor, the Great Master, and De la Roche. They made four objections: (1.) of the inequality for the Emperor; (2.) against attacking Boulogne, because it was too strong; (3.) preference for Languedoc; (4.) that the Emperor's army could not stir before September, as no man can abide in the fields in August.
Detail the answers which they made to these objections, and to which little reply was offered. Returned to the council after dinner, when the Chancellor asked them whether they had anything to say to the letters written by the Emperor to the King, concerning the Pope's brief, and his admonition for the truce. On the Chancellor asking "what we would do if the matter of the truce should now be set forward," replied that they had no command to speak on that subject, but they doubted not the King would follow the Emperor's pleasure. Said, however, there was one thing the King required, and the English ambassadors at Rome would do nothing unless the Emperor passed the article of the indemnity. The Chancellor thought the Emperor would agree to it, but has not since spoken on the subject. Upon stating the great charge which the King sustained in the war against Scotland, the Chancellor observed that they said nothing of Gueldres, De la Marche, and others, who were a great charge to the Emperor. We said that was comparing a gnat to an elephant; at which the Chancellor was somewhat nettled.
On the 30th June they all concluded that war should be made on France, according to the articles which Jerningham had brought with him. When they came to debate the article of Bourbon, Jerningham and Sampson wished it should be reserved till next year. After some discussion it was agreed that, if the King could have no sure knowledge of Bourbon's determination before the end of July, he should not be bound to transport any army this year. See no preparations, although they promise to enter Guienne by the 20th Aug. Met them again 1 July. Visited the Emperor in the afternoon, who was satisfied with the arrangement, and said he should not fail of his finances. The Emperor has agreed to renew the article of the indemnity. He will defer sending to Rome till they have sure news from Bourbon, that the ambassadors may then have instructions to proceed with the truce. It is reported that there are 6,000 adventurers in Languedoc, who plunder and burn at their pleasure, and have defeated an army of 10,000 men who were sent against them. Letters have been sent to summon those required for the Parliament to meet on the 15th, which the Chancellor says will be ended in 15 or 16 days. Valladolid, 3 July.
Jerningham has provided two zabers, as Wolsey ordered. Signed.
In Sampson's hand. Apostyled by Tuke in the margin.
R. O. 3151. 2. The SAME to [WOLSEY]. (fn. 1)
Substantially the same as the preceding, with some variations and additions. In the beginning of the letter it is stated that the queen of Portugal was dressed in mourning, and rode in a black litter; the Emperor by her side; and as the horses and mules durst not approach the litter, they all alighted, and saluted the Queen. Sampson made her the King's compliments, and rode to the Emperor's lodgings, with the Pope's nuncio, immediately before the litter, other heralds and ambassadors following.
Elizabethan copy, imperfect, pp. 16.
3 July.
Vesp. C. II. 143. B. M.
3152. The SAME to [HENRY VIII.]
To the same effect. Valladolid, 3 July. Signed.
Pp. 5.
3 July.
R. O. St. P. VI. 150.
Since Boleyn's arrival, Bewarayn has come from the Emperor with letters to the King and Wolsey, and other instructions, touching the duke of Bourbon, which have been translated, and are sent herewith. Wolsey has received by him Sampson's letters to himself, the substance of which he has showed the King, who is very well satisfied. As Bewarayn was anxious to depart, instructions were given him what he should do until he was joined by Knight. Sends a copy of Knight's instructions. Had Bewarayn or the Imperial ambassador (De Praet) received commission to treat with the King upon the number, place, time, &c. for shipment of the army this summer, and putting over the personal invasion, all might have been settled. All diligence is used for getting into perfect readiness whatever is requisite for the army to be sent into France, as soon as they receive the Emperor's resolution, which must be accelerated. They are to declare this to the Emperor, and the suspicions touching De la Mote.
The King and Queen of Denmark have arrived in England; they have been lodged and feasted at Greenwich, and are now at Bath Place at the King's costs. Wolsey has had some conversation with that King;—his election to the crown, and violation of certain conditions attached to it. Gives an account of his conference with him. Wolsey expressed his surprise that he should have emboldened his enemies by abandoning his dominions, and has counselled him to return. Hopes by means of the Emperor the affair may be put in good train; "for it is a thing far discrepant from good order or congruence that a prince shall thus, by the wilfulness of his lords and commons, be expelled and put from his crown upon any griefs by them pretended."
P.S.—Letters have come from the bishop of Bath, dated Rome, 3 June, and from Pace at Venice, 5 June, (of which copies are sent,) stating that the French king, upon the attachment of cardinal Soderino, had revoked his ambassadors. There is therefore no likelihood of peace. The Pope will not consent to a treaty offensive against France. He will hardly be persuaded to a defensive league. France must be pressed hard, the personal invasion accelerated, and minor attempts forborne. Insists on the disadvantages which are likely to arise from losing time, and the necessity of frankness on both sides. By such dribbling wars as have hitherto been made, France has been rather exalted than otherwise. If the war cannot be carried on, they must devise an honorable peace.
They are to learn what are the Emperor's intentions for this year, that the King may have a month's respite for the transport of his army by the middle of August at furthest. Great waste would be incurred if they stopped till the rainy weather in September. If the Emperor cannot be ready in good time, it will be better to pospone the war for this year, and stand upon the defensive. Thus the enemy would be impoverished, and more time would be gained for invasion. Wolsey is inclined to think that no great advantage will accrue, even with Bourbon's aid, from pushing the war this year. As the French king has abandoned the design of sending an army into the narrow seas, the King will exoncrate the Emperor from sending a navy to oppose that design; he need only provide for guarding the coast of Spain. Westminster, 3 July. Signed.
R. O.
St. P. VI. 151.
Instructions given by the Emperor to Beawrayn touching such matters as are to be treated with Bourbon. (1.) Nothing is to be done with the said Duke, unless England will contribute to entertain 500 men-at-arms and 10,000 foot, and defend the Duke. (2.) This being done, Beawrayn shall treat with the Duke for his marriage and entertainment "with the least that can be." Is to bind the Duke to be in the field ten days after the united army arrives in France. 200,000 cr. of gold to be paid the Duke. The Duke to receive the common army in his towns and places when it shall be needful; similarly he is to be received, with his people, in the dominions of the allies. No truce to be made with France by the Emperor and the King, unless the Duke be comprehended. Beawrayn shall treat for marriage between the Duke and the queen of Portugal, or, if she consent not, with the lady Katharine, the Emperor's sister; and take Bourbon's advice as to where it shall be best to enter France, and bring over other French lords. "For making capitulations, letters are to be sent to the president of Burgoyne and Mons. Loys Maranyes, one of them feigning to go to St. Claude to go with him, under colour to address him by the country of Bourgoyne." Valladolid, 28 May 1523.
Translation, in Tuke's hand.
Ib. 152. ii. Instructions for the same in England.
(1.) To show of Gracien's coming from the duke of Bourbon. (2.) His desire to serve the King and the Emperor; his refusal to be reconciled with Francis; and the discontents of the French. (3.) The assembling of the Emperor's courts against July; the new crusade; profits on benefices &c. sufficient to raise a good army against France, and the Emperor's present power. That if Henry will contribute to the entertainment of half the foot and artillery of the Emperor's army in Italy, the Emperor will contribute the same, and will advance 100,000 ducats upon his part. That it is desirable their armies should enter France by 1 August, leaving the King to choose whether he will send his troops to Picardy or elsewhere. If to Picardy, he shall have victuals from the Emperor's countries, and be assisted by Flemish horse and foot. The Emperor desires, contrary to his former wish, that the armies of both shall be separate. Valladolid, 28 May 1523.
Translation by Tuke.
Ib. 153. iii. A memorial [by Henry VIII.] of the points which Beaureyn shall treat of with the duke of Bourbon.
(1.) On the conclusion of his marriage with the sister of the Emperor, he shall urge the Duke to defer his declaration till the personal invasion by the two sovereigns. (2.) If this cannot be done, and the invasion must take place this summer, Beaureyn shall consider what advantages or disadvantages are likely to arise from such a course. (3.) He shall discover what party the Duke has, and what intelligence with those of Normandy and Guienne. (4.) He shall provide that no great sum of money be advanced him in full, but only month by month. (5.) He shall obtain from Bourbon an acknowledgment that Henry is the lawful king of France; (6.) promising that the King will be his good lord and advance him. (7.) He shall provide that the King be not always involved in war, by any treaty, for defence of the Duke. (8.) He shall arrange with the merchants for the exchange of money to be paid. (9.) He shall practise with the Duke for the capture of the king of France in maskings, hunting, or in any place where he resorts with few attendants. (10.) He shall provide against any fraud. (11.) He shall examine what practices the king of France has against the two sovereigns by sea or land, by Flanders or by Scotland. (12.) He shall discover where the invasion may be made with greater detriment to France, and send his advertisement by post to the Cardinal.
3 July.
R. O. St. P. VI. 141.
On the arrival of the king of Denmark and his wife, and the perfidy of his subjects, which is a most fatal example, if for the most trifling cause the state of all kings and princes is to be called in question. Out of consideration for the Emperor, has resolved to befriend Denmark, and thinks it would be advisable if the Emperor would join with himself in sending fit persons to Denmark to settle this dispute.
Lat., in the hand of Vannes. Headed by Tuke: "Copy of the King's letters sent to the Emperor touching the king of Denmark."
3 July.
P. S. b.
3156. For WILLIAM HOWE, D.D., BISHOP OF ORAN(?) (Aureñ episcopo), and Suffragan of Kent.
Protection; going in the retinue of lord Berners, deputy of Calais. [Del.] 3 July 15 Hen. VIII. Signed and sealed by Berners.
3 July.
R. O.
Has received from him letters by Jerningham, containing a proxy concerning his pensions here. Has had no time as yet to attend to it, but hopes to write about it next post. Spent all his diets by the end of June. Has received no money since the 300l. which he had at his departure from London on the 1st September. The country is so expensive that he cannot live on 20s. a day, "except that I should do as yet they speak of Sir Thos. Spinell, search my dinner and supper daily, now in one place and now in some other." Will receive nothing from his living in England till next Easter, and must borrow, but despairs of finding any who will lend, except Jerningham, and he has not brought much money, considering his great expenses. Wishes Wolsey knew how soon 20s. a day is spent, though it is said they are in the best places; and if the Emperor goes where he intends if there is any chance of peace, the expenses will be double. Valladolid, 3 July.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: To my lord Legate's grace.
3 July.
Calig. B. VI. 323. B. M.
Sends copy of a letter just received from lord Dacre. The soldiers of Berwick have thrown down the towers of Folden and Haddington. The garrison of Werk, under lord Leonard Gray, has defeated the Scots, and taken sixty prisoners. Begs a letter of thanks may be sent to lord Dacre. People are greatly delighted with the victory. Has been at Hull to take good order with the seamen, and appointed Coo to The William of York, of which he is not a little proud. Begs the Vice-admiral may be written to to send The Mary and John and The Spaynard to these parts, with Draper and Davy Myller. Wishes to know what order is to be taken with the forty-six Danes captured in The Jenet of Pirwyn. The ship is of little value. If the king of Denmark have left England in good amity, it were best the vessel were restored. He detains four of her best pieces of ordnance. York, 3 July. Signed.
Pp. 2.
Ib. f. 324. ii. "Copy of my lord Dacre's letter" to Surrey, of the 1st July; which see.
Add.: My lord Legate's good grace. Endd.: My lord of Surrey, first day of July.
3 July.
Add. MS. 24,965. f. 36. B. M.
Safeconduct granted by Dacre, as Surrey's deputy, to Thos. Dymylton, of Grymlisby, Linc., who was taken with his ship The Barbara, and carried to Leith, where he paid his ransom, and bought his own ship and The Trinitie, The Peter, and The Leonard, which were taken with him, for as many Scots as he will require to bring the said ships to Berwick or Holieland. Morpeth, 3 July 15 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Headed: Copie of a salveconduct.
3 July.
R. O.
3160. The NAVY.
Five indentures, dated 2 March 14 Hen. VIII., 8 May, 1 June, 5 June, and 3 July 15 Hen. VIII., between Th. Hatteclyffe and Edw. Madeson, of Hull, and between Th. Magnus, treasurer of wars in the North, and Th. Madeson, concerning money paid by Magnus and John Jenyns, for wages, victuals, coats, conduct and dedshares for ten ships in the North Sea under Sir Hen. Sherborne, vice-admiral.
4 July.
S. B.
Grant, in reversion, of the office of Earl Marshal of England, with 20l. a year out of the Hanaper, as formerly held by John duke of Norfolk, and now by Thomas duke of Norfolk, by patent 10 July 2 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 July 15 Hen. VIII.—Vacated 20 May 25 Hen. VIII. because no enrolment was found, &c.
4 July.
S. B.
3162. CHARLES DUKE OF SUFFOLK and MARY his Wife, the King's sister, Queen Dowager of France.
Grant, in tail male, of the manors of Desyngnynge als. Desnyng, Shardelowes in Cavenham, Cressoners, Talmages als. Talmities, and Paschelowes, Suff., forfeited by Buckingham. Del. Westm., 4 July 15 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 15 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4.
5 July.
R. O. Ellis, 3rd Ser. I. 228.
Hears a report that one of the King's servants has come to Canterbury to have stabling for the King's horses in the monastery of his church. The monastery has been already much burthened with receiving the royal ambassadors, and of late the Emperor, in finding men of war, and by subsidies and loans. Begs Wolsey will provide a remedy. Otford, 5 July. Signed.
My lord Card. of York and legate de latcre.
6 July.
R. O.
"We be yet so busied with common causes in the Parliament, that there is no leisure to solicit our own particular matters." Trusts by the end of this week to bring all things to good effect, and to send home Ellis, Darcy's servant. Laurence Starquy has been here, and made very short tarrying. He has returned home to prepare men to go with the lord Treasurer, and to gather the King's money. Has so handled lord Monteagle's outlawry "that it shall stand frustra." The bills are made, and will be signed by the King. "The King sticketh sore with Vavesar. Howbeit, I trust we shall have his grace good enough." Vavesar would be glad to do you service, reserving his right; "and will be content that your servant keep it, and have the fee that belongeth thereunto." "The Parliament goeth forth, and sums of money are granted, as ye know well enough." The French king is coming down with an army, and the Duke is going over. London, 6 July.
Learns from Mr. Solicitor that Darcy's patent "will not serve; but counsel is yet about it." Signed.
P. 1. Add.
6 July.
R. O.
Has arrived in safety at Graveling with his wife. Desires credence for Jo. Backer, knt. Graveling, 6 July 1523. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
6 July.
R. O.
3166. The SAME to WOLSEY.
To the same effect. Graveling, 6 July 1523. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
8 July.
Vit. B. V. 193. B. M.
Left Malines on the ... July, and arrived at Luxembourg on the 8th. Would have been forced to remain for lack of conduct, if D'Eymerie had not accompanied him with a good band of horsemen. Thinks there is no nobleman abroad more ready to serve the King. At Russell's coming he was "in a great agony and marvellously grieved" that Henry had appointed him to serve with 300 horse only. He begs to be allowed to bring 500. Advises Henry to send him letters of thanks. Luxembourg, 8 July. Signed.
P. 1, mutilated. Add. at f. 194b.
8 July.
Vit. B. V. 193*. B. M.
Arrived today at Luxembourg, and will continue his journey as speedily as he can, but does not yet know which way he shall take. Visited the cardinal of Liege at Hewe, which belongs to him. He offered money, men and horses for his journey, which Russell refused; but he insisted on paying for his lodging there, and caused some of his gentlemen to accompany him to his next lodging. Luxembourg, 8 July. Signed.
P. 1.
8 July.
Add. MS. 24,965. f. 36 b. B. M.
Is sorry to hear of his trouble. Has written by Chr. Threlkelde to David Home to set him free. Advises him to go to Edinburgh to speak with the heralds "for the frething of youe, for ye ought to be no prisoner." Desires credence for Hathrington. Morpeth, 8 July 15 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Headed: Copie of a Ire to Carlisle Harrold.
8 July.
Add. MS. 24,965. f. 36 b. B. M.
Sends his bond and his son's by Hathrington, according to the agreement made by them with him. Expects they will send back theirs. Desires credence for Hathrington. Morpeth, 8 July 15 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Headed: Copie of a l~re to the lard of Cesfurd, &c.
10 July.
Add. MS. 24,965. f. 36 b. B. M.
Thanks him for his kindness to him and to his first filial, the abbot of Newminster. At the death of dame Joan Baxster, the late prioress of St. Bartholomew's, Newcastle, the said abbot rode thither, and elected dame Agnes Lawson, by consent of the convent, as his predecessor abbot Charlton did; but Dr. Clifton, Wolsey's vicar-general for the diocese of Durham, has annulled the election, saying that the jurisdiction belongs to the Cardinal. Searched the registries of Durham, and found several precedents where the prioress had been elected by the bishop. Sends copies of two writings. Asks what he wishes his filial to do. Advises him to stick to it, if he thinks he is in the right. Sends Dan Edward Tirren, his monk, that he may know the matter more fully. Morpeth, 10 July 15 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Headed: Copie of a letter to thabbot of Fontans.
11 July.
Add. MS. 24,965. f. 39. B. M.
3172. SURREY to DACRE.
Desires him to discharge 50 of Sir Wm. à Par's men, and send them hither to receive their conduct money from Magnus, and forward 50 others "where ye appointed." He must choose the best of the company to remain. Newcastle, 11 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
12 July.
Add. MS. 24,965. f. 40. B. M.
3173. DACRE to SURREY.
Has just received his letter, and discharged the men he writes of. Has lodged 50 of the best here on the Border. Those going home will not need conduct money, for their wages are paid till Wednesday, which will suffice. Has had today all the inhabitants of Riddesdale before him, and is content with the answer they have given him. Trusts that he shall satisfy Surrey respecting them. Immense quantities of corn go daily into Scotland from England. Thinks he should give strict orders to the two lieutenants to stop it. A bushel of wheat, which is worth 10d. at Newcastle, is 40d. in Scotland. Harbottle, 12 July 15 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Headed: Copie of a l~re, &c.
12 July.
Add. MS. 24,965. f. 45. B. M.
The widow of John Banes, a tenant of his, tells him she is wronged by Brekenbury in the right of the tithe of Conysclif, and has given her title to Dacre. Richard Threlkeld says Brekenbury has a release from her. Wishes Bentley to examine both their rights. When the years for which it is held are expired, has procured through Mr. Holgill, Wolsey's steward, "the tak of the teith of St. Albanis." Newcastle, 12 July 15 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Headed: Copie, &c.
12 July.
R. O.
3175. ROBERT COLLYNS, citizen and haberdasher of London.
His will, dated 12 July 1523, 15 Hen. VIII. His body to be buried in St. Martin's church, in the Vintry, with the body of Awdry his late wife. 6s. 8d. for tithes and offerings forgotten by him. At his burying, dirige and mass of requiem, 4 tapers, 12 torches of wax, 2 branches of virgin wax. Bequeaths the said torches for the maintenance of the brotherhoods of St. Mary and St. Christopher in the said church. To the Crossed Friars in London, 6l. 13s. 4d.; the convent thereof, at his burial, to bring his body to the church, and the prior to cause a dirige and a mass of requiem to be sung, and likewise at his month's mind; also 3 masses at Scala Cely.
Bequests to John Charles, whom he appoints overseer of his will. An honest priest is to sing in the said church at St. Mary's altar, "under St. George there," for three years, and to say before every lavatory over his stone De profundis, for him, his wife and children, casting holy water upon the stone; and to receive 10 marks a year. For seven years after his decease, Charles is to keep an obit yearly on the anniversary of his death, and spend 13s. 4d., giving to the parish priest 8d., the clerk 4d. and the sexton 4d.; for peals of the bells, 2s.; the rest to be dealt in bread and ale to poor people. The said overseer at every obit to deliver 5s. 8d. to the master and wardens of the fellowship of Haberdashers, to be distributed among their company to such as come to the obit, partly to be offered at the mass, and the rest for their recreation, if they be at the obit according to their promise when he gave them Gascon wine to the value of 20l., "wherewith, and with more money added to it, they purchased at Powlys Wharf by year 5l. 8s." If they come not to the obit, the money to be spent in deeds of charity. Bequests to Joan Holmys his servant, Rob. Collyns, of Kyngesware, his cousin, Gerryns Treverth, his cousin, clerk to Mr. John Trevelyon of the Chancery, David Hoge of Worcester, his nephew, and Nicholas Bedyll (beadle?) of the Haberdashers. A chalice worth 5 marks to be made for the said priest to sing mass with in the said 3 years, which expired, he bequeaths it to the said church. Gerenns Treverth to be [executor].
Sealed and delivered in presence of Th. Notbrone, John Orwell, Ric. Gyttyns, Roger Tery, Lawr. Browne, John Yonge, Randulph Walton and Thomas Hall, the writer.
ii. Inventory of his goods and chattels, consisting of 3 feather beds, 5 bolsters, 8 pillows, 16 pr, sheets, and 4 pr. "pillowbeyers" of "whited Normandy," 5 do. open seams, 4 pr. fine sheets, 7 fine tablecloths of diaper, 8 diaper towels (two being 10 ells long each), 60 diaper napkins, 2 doz. coarse, 4 plain tablecloths, &c., 4 cupboard cloths, 4 coverlets, 4 pr. blankets, a quilt, 2 "mantelles," and 2 mattrasses.
The Buttry.—5 chargers, 3 basons, a ewer, 6 wine pottle pots of the old fashion, and 2 of the silver fashion, &c.; quart, pint, and half-pint pots; 20 platters, 20 dishes, saucers of the silver fashion, a pottle ale pot, 2 chaffing-dishes and 12 bell candlesticks.
The Kitchen.—Platters, dishes, saucers, porringers, "basse" pots, "basshe" pans, chaffers, a skillet, gridirons, a fryingpan, a drippingpan, andirons, tongs, a "feyr" pan, and a rake.
1 doz. cushions, carpets, a joined table, a table with a foot, a long table, stools, cupboards, chairs, chests, "beds stedells," testers, ceilings and hangings for the hall and 3 chambers, "a jak and S. John's clothy of green satin," S. John's head of alabaster, 18 pieces of cotton and 15 of linen cloth.
"His raiment and my mother's."—7 gowns, 4 doublets, 4 jackets, a kirtle of scarlet, a violet gown furred with gray, another furred with "shankes," a silver girdle; harness, silver and gilt, set with pearl, and in the middle a "rebw" (ruby?), with 10 wreaths, silver and gilt; a pair of beads, silver and gilt, "double gawdyed, with a pomander of silver and gilt;" 3 rings of fine gold, "whereof is 2 turquoises and a sapphire, and a hart of fine gold, with 3 pearls, and 10l. in ready money, the 21st day of June 1523."
"The weight of his plate;" sc., of a gilt cup, 3 gilt goblets, "a gilt nott with a cover," a gilt "stadyng maser," 2 masers, 3 goblets, 2 salts, parcel gilt, 2 white bowls, a white flat piece, a silver pot, graven, and 12 spoons weighing 17¼ oz. Total, 330 5/8 oz.
Pp. 7. Endd.: Robertus Collyns et Hawker filius ejus.
R. O. 2. "Memorandum that Robert Collyns, my father-in-law, oweth to me, John Hawker," various sums of money for house rent, provisions, a gold ring, law proceedings against John Garrarde, rewards to serjeants for rescuing my said father, &c.
P. 1.
R. O. 3. Duplicate of No. 2.
12 July.
S.B. Rym. XIV. 1.
Grant of 20s a day as keeper of the Privy Seal, appointed 25 May last. Del. Westm., 12 July 15 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 15 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 14.
13 July.
R. O.
Received by Thos. Magnus from Sir Harry Wiat, by warrant of the Cardinal, dated 24 Feb. 14 Hen. VIII., for the use of the army against the Scots, 20,000l. From the abbot of St. Mary, York, by the Cardinal's letter dated 7 March 14 Hen. VIII., 7,498l. 15s.—Paid to Sir Edw. Ringelay, for providing cart horses, and to Candisshe for repairs at Berwick, 380l. 14s. To Robt. Draper, Davy Milner, Thos. Atelif and Edw. Madeson, of Hull, for wages of ships, &c., 2,857l. 11s. 2d. Coats and conduct money. 1,327l. 5s. 4d. Wages for persons at Newcastle, before entering on their month's wages, 803l. 15s. 2d. To Edw. Gray, for keeping Warke Castle, 90l. 12s.; 4 months' wages, 25 March to 14 July, 14,708l. 8s. 3d. Arrears due to the capt. of Berwick and Candisshe, 188l. To the master of the ordnance for cart horses, &c., 417l. 16s. Wages of the posts between Berwick and London, 85l. 15s. Rewards to the men of the bishopric, Northumberland and Cumberland, at the raid, for pulling down Cesforth and other fortresses in Tividale, 835l. 4s. 4d. Wages and conduct for men discharged, 109l. 19s. 4d.—Total, 21,805l. Os. 8d. Remaining 13 July, 5,693l. 14s. 10d., from which the conduct of those discharged homeward, and one month's wages of those remaining, are to be paid.
Pp. 3. Endd.
14 July.
Add. MS. 24,965. f. 48. B. M.
Thanks him for the trouble he took about the proposed marriage between Lord Scrope's son and her daughter Katharine. Forwards articles sent her by lord Scrope, to which he wants a full answer before Lammas. Asks his assistance, without which the matter is not likely to take effect. "The jointure is ... little for 1,100 mks.," which she will not pass, and lord Scrope will not repay [any money] after marriage had. 600 mks. ought to be repaid if her daughter die before she is 16, or she would break Master Parr's will. There can be no perfect marriage till his son is 14, and her daughter 12; before which time, if the marriage take none effect, the whole ought to be repaid. Is content with the first day of payment named, but the others are too short. Reminds him of the conversation with him at Greenwich, where it was proposed that she should pay 1,100 mks., 500 mks. down and 100 mks. every year, which is as much as she can spare; and that her daughter should have 100 mks. jointure, of which she was to have 50 till the marriage was consummated, and then they to have the whole 100. Asks him to do what he can to conclude it. At the Rye, 14 July. Signed and sealed.
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Ib. f. 49. ii. Articles between Henry lord Scrope, of Bolton, for the marriage of his son and heir and [Katharine] Parr, daughter of dame Maude lady Parr.
1. For 1,100 mks. lord Scrope will give 40l. fe[offment], of which 10l. yearly shall be employed for the finding of Katharine Parr, and the remainder to enter to y ... when his son shall be 18 years old. At lord Scrope's death "to make the feoffment furth 100 mks..."
2. If lady Parr will pay 1,200 mks., the feoffment to be 100l. after lord Scrope's death, but the whole feoffment is to remain in his hands till his son is eighteen.
3. Of the 1,100 mks. 600 to be paid at signing the indentures and 500 in two years after. If she will pay 1,200, 600 to be paid down and 600 in two years.
4. Lord Scrope will not agree to repay any money after the marriage is solemnised, nor enter into any convenant for the governance of the children during their nonage.
P.1, mutilated.
15 July.
Add. MS. 24,965. f. 40 b. B. M.
3179. DACRE to SURREY.
Received today at Rothbury his letter asking for news of the Scotch ships. His servant Chr. Threlkeld has just come to him with news that the great ship that encountered with Sir Henry Shereburne, and five others, have left Leith haven, with the Frenchman who came in the great ship, John Berton the comptroller's son, and Wallas, as captains. Two ships are being decked, and will go forth in eight days. Last Saturday the Earl of Murray came to Dunbar castle with 300 Frenchmen, demanding in the lords Regents' names part of the ordnance, and was answered that none would be given up without Albany's orders. The Chancellor and other lords are come to Edinburgh, to set forth the earl of Arran, lieutenant of Scotland, to lie on the Borders. If he refuse to do it, they will make Murray lieutenant, who would be content to come to the Borders, and remain there. Harbottle, 15 July 15 Hen. VIII.
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  • 1. This and the preceding document are treated as one despatch in St. P. VI. 143, where a text is made up from both MSS., omitting, however, some important passages in the first.