Henry VIII: March 1520, 21-30

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: March 1520, 21-30', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 3, 1519-1523, (London, 1867) pp. 231-249. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol3/pp231-249 [accessed 24 April 2024]


March 1520

21 March.
R. O.
Has made Henry's recommendations to Madame and Monsieur, and presented to her (luy) the hobbies (les haubin). Was requested by Madame to go to Lord de Berghes, who is so ill that he cannot visit the King before his death, to communicate the affairs of the Emperor. Mons. d'Iseltain recommends himself and the count of Hoghestrate. There is a rumor here that Henry and the King of France intend to meet each other. Doubts not great good will come of it. Malines, 21 March.
Hol., Fr., p. 1.
21 March.
R. O.
Has made his compliments to Madame and Monsieur. De Berghes is very sorry that he finds himself so ill that he cannot go to England on the affairs of the Emperor his sovereign. A rumor is circulated of the interview between Henry VIII. and Francis. They take it in different ways. Heddin desires his compliments. Malines, 21 March. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: "Mons. le cardinal." Endd.
22 March.
Vesp. F. IX.
B. M.
III. 683.
Orders and statutes by Wolsey for the canons regular of St. Augustine, conformably with his authority as legate de latere and special commission from the Pope, dated 10th June 1519, for visiting exempt and non-exempt monasteries:—Consisting of eighteen articles, commanding a general meeting of the order every three years; the non-admission of unsuitable persons; obedience; poverty; non-admission of women within the cloisters; washing of linen, leaving the monastery, hunting and hawking, habit and tonsure; forbidding, under the latter, shoes or furs such as were used by the laity; canonical hours; prohibiting "pricksong," and ordering planus cantus; allowing the use of organs; divine service; the dormitory, refectory; recreation; avoiding of lay society and visiting; keeping accounts; study of Latin. Under the latter head the brothers of the order are to speak Latin or French.
23 March.
P. S. b.
Certificate by Geoffrey bishop of Coventry and Lichfield that he has installed Robert Watson, canon of the monastery of Gisborne, York dioc., as abbot of Lilleshull, on his election vice James Cockerell, late abbot. Lichfield, 23 March 1519.
24 March.
Mart. Amp.
Coll. III. 1290.
The King desires from the Pope confirmation of certain plenary indulgences granted by his predecessors every 50 years to the cathedral of Canterbury, since the martyrdom of St. Thomas. The celebration commences the nones of July inst., and is in great esteem in England, and attended by a large confluence of people. He and Campeggio are to solicit the Pope in this matter. London, 24 March 1519.
24 March.
Mon. Habs.
Abth. II.
Bd. I. 129.
Instructions to the bishop of Elna, the sieur de la Roche, audiencer, and Jehan de la Sauch, ambassadors of the king of the Romans to England.
1. They shall present their letters of credence from Madame to the King, Queen, Cardinal, and others, and say that two or three weeks ago Madame received letters from the King her nephew, with powers and instructions for de Berghes, the governor of Bresse, and others, to go to England, and treat for a stricter alliance between the two Kings; that she had written to De Berghes, who at first gave hope that he would undertake the charge, notwithstanding illness, but has since been unable to travel; and she has received letters from the governor of Bresse, stating that he cannot possibly come till after Easter; that as no other person was named to be chief of the embassy, powers being given for 5, 4, 3, or 2 therein named, and fearing delay, she has despatched La Roche and the Audiencer to execute the charge in conjunction with the Bishop and La Sauch, who are there already. 2. They shall then present Charles's letters of credence, and obey their instructions, so far as they see may be conducive to their object. 3. They shall say that since the dispatch sent by Charles for the execution of the said charge, some changes have taken place, of which Madame has informed Charles, and would have waited to know his pleasure; but, considering the importance of the matters, she has charged the ambassadors to treat and conclude absolutely about the interview, as follows, viz.:—1. If the king of the Romans, on returning from Spain, wishes to land in England before the king of England cross to France, be it in May, June, or July, he shall land at Sandwich, or some other place convenient, as shall be agreed upon, where the interview shall take place. 2. If he cannot come before Henry has left, but has passed into Flanders, he will hold the interview in such place and time as shall hereafter be agreed upon. 3. If the king of England insist that after his interview with the French and return to England the king of the Romans shall land in England on his return to Spain, the ambassadors shall demur to it by all fair means, and not agree to it until they know Charles's pleasure. The interview being arranged, the ambassadors shall treat concerning the passage of the king of the Romans, and the sureties that may be required for that King and his company, from the King, Queen, and Cardinal, and other nobles of England. They shall also treat of the old and new alliances, commercial and other treaties between the two kings, and shall endeavor to get Charles's new dominions expressly comprised in them. All which things, and others that shall be treated by the ambassadors, Margaret promises to get ratified by the king of the Romans. Malines, 24 March 1519, avant Pasques. Signed.
24 March.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
Wrote last on the 16th; on the Wednesday following received Wolsey's instructions with the treaty he had effected between the two kings. A letter from Wolsey to Francis had arrived that day at Ruffecke, four leagues from Nantewelle à Vallée, where the King was lodged that night. Went to him next morning, and delivered him the treaty, with some additions for the honor and surety of their persons and their trains; called his attention to one article, requiring an exchange of ratifications by a certain day. After representing that in consequence of the absence of the Chancellor and the illness of the Admiral he could not make immediate answer, Francis at the writer's suggestion sent the treaty by the bailly of Caen to Robertet, that he might report upon it. On the writer urging that the day of the meeting should be put off, Francis replied that [were the Queen to go later] it would put her in danger. Wingfield could not press the matter, but said "the King's highness would not for anything but that sh[e should be] at the assembly, without the which his highness thought the[re should] lack one great part of the perfection of the feast." As to the manner of the publication of the challenge, Francis thought Henry would not mislike the order which he had devised, and awaited his answer. The writer apprehends that there will be [some] difficulty about ceremonies if there be but one field for the tourney. [Heard] Francis say, as to the point of entering first, "that the rank of princes was manifest w[ithout] pre-eminences, so that he knew verily the gratuities fy[rst made] and had between them that the King's highness would not desire ... he should use his rank accordingly." He would make no other answer to the articles. Thinks the time allowed for the publication of the challenge in [distant] parts, like Spain and Italy, is insufficient. "Also I shewed hi[m] ... bruit which was of the enterprise to be made upon ... according to your Grace's instructions, and of the answer y[ou had given] to the Emperor's ambassador in that behalf, whereu[nto he said] unto that hour he never thought or intended any lik[e thing; but in] case he had, he would not have failed to have g[iven your Grace notice] thereof;" and that he was not bound by the trea[ty] ... the said Emperor.
On the writer pointing out that the King Catholic was comprised in the treaty, Francis repeated his assurances that he had never purposed such a thing, and would least of all have done so at this time, when it would have hindered the meeting. If the "said" king of Navarre urge him to such an enterprise, he will certainly let the King know. He confesses to the article in the treaty between Henry and himself, but says it does not bind him to contravene the treaty of Noyon between the Emperor and him; that the king of Navarre did not hold of him the seignory of Berne, where he might raise 20,000 "as tall and hardy men as any might be," and 200,000 or 300,000 crowns to entertain them with; and if Navarre would recover his kingdom he could not stop him. He wondered upon what grounds the Emperor's ambassador had made such information, and if [Don] Provoste had been resident he would have asked him "in my presence" ... In the morning Wingfield spoke with Robert Tette (Robertet), who has received commands to send the treaty to England. He told Wingfield the King had gone to the chase till Saturday, and would not be visible till Tuesday. At Chastel[herault], 24 March.
"Tyme goeth not so fast away, but money flieth [faster.]"
Signature burnt off.
Mutilated, pp. 4.
26 March.
R. O.
St. P. VI. 54.
Wrote last on the 16th, and sent the articles of the challenge, which the King of France thinks reasonable. Has written to Wolsey touching the King's disposition to certain instructions sent from the Cardinal. Francis has deferred his departure from Monday to Tuesday, "by reason of the feasting kept the Sunday at night; which night he supped in the hall of the castle, where I heard him say that good Prince Edward was wont to keep his great feasts, and at the same time to be served of the viand by noble men on horseback." The Legate Boysye and the Cardinal of Lorraine were there with others. Dancing continued till three in the morning, "which I think made the ladies more unmeet to dislodge at the day appointed." Since Wednesday till this date, Francis has been at the chase; he rests this day at Borowe, where the duke of Bourbon expects him. He will be at Amboyse Palm Sunday, at Blois the week following.
Great search is made to bring to the meeting the fairest ladies that may be found. Hopes the Queen will "bring such in her band that the visage of England, which hath always had the prize," be not lost. Waits for the King's arming doublet. Francis expects the gauntlet for handling the sword sent him by Henry. Chastelharault, 26 March. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.
26 March.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
Robert Tett (Robertet) arrived last night;—visited Wingfield in the morning, who showed him letters of ratification. They waited for nothing except the King's signing a letter in answer to one from Wolsey. Considering the shortness of the time, thinks the publication of the lists in other parts of Christendom impossible; "such noblemen as should have appetite to be at the assembly with their harnesses, and specially horses," will find it impossible. It will be sufficient if they be published in the two realms and the Low Countries of the King Catholic. Both princes are known to be excellent "in the mestier of arms." It is enough for them "to do arms for the honor and pastime of the ladies which shall be there assembled." He had asked Robert Tett, who could not inform him of the time of the King Catholic's passage. After supper the King told him all was despatched; that he was content publication of the challenge should be made in his realm by one English officer of arms, and in England by one French officer of arms; by the King of England's officers in Zealand and H[olland], by his own in ... and Artoys. The admiral is at Vertewell, still sick of his fever. Chatelherault, 26 March. Signature half burnt.
Mutilated, pp. 2.
26 March.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
* * * "... conveniently on the green before the castle gate ... and that the King shall have three large chambers there y ... house in England. For the greatest chamber shall be six score and four foot in length, 42 foot in breadth, and 30 foot high, which is longer and wider than the White Hall; the second chamber to dine in to be in length four score foot, in wideness 34, and in high 27 foot, which is larger than the greatest chamber in Bridewell; and the third chamber to withdraw his highness in shall be in length 60 foot, in wideness 34, and in height 27 foot." The Queen is to have three chambers as large, a gallery to the King's lodgings, a hault place, a chapel, two closets. The Cardinal is to have three chambers next the King, and to lodge in the castle "surely but not pleasantly." Hopes the buildings will please the King and him, if they can be finished by the day appointed, but they will be larger than Bridewell, Greénwich or Eltham. Sent William Lylgrave into Holland 18 days ago to get timber;—none to be had there or in London. The master mason has advertised him that 200 masons and bricklayers cannot manage the repairs;—no facing will serve. The keep is to ruinous to mend. Have written to ask the King to command Henry Controller and Thomas Foster "to se[nd] over 250 carpenters, 100 joiners, 30 couple sawyers, 40 plasterers and 1,000 of wainscot, for here is none to buy;" and that Vertue the King's master m[ason] may also be sent with diligence with 150 bricklayers. 26 Ma ... Beg that as the materials have to come from a distance more time may be allowed. Signature burnt off.
Mutilated, pp. 2.
* The particulars of all the measurements and arrangements of buildings are very carefully given.
26 March.
P. S.
To be comptroller of the coinage of tin in counties of Cornwall and Devon, with custody of the gaol of Lostewythiell; on surrender by Sir John Stile of patent 18 Oct. 10 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 10 Feb. 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 March.
Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 28.
26 March. R. O. Rym. XIII. 705. 702. FRANCIS I.
Confirmation of the arrangements made for his meeting with Henry VIII. under the Great Seal. Chatelleraut, 26 March 1519; 6 Fras. I. Signed.
R. T. 137. 2. Letters indented specifying, in accordance with the treaty of 12 March 1519, the number and rank of the lords, ladies and gentlemen to attend the King and Queen at the interview with Francis I., viz.:—
i. For the King: The cardinal of York, with 300 servants, of whom 12 shall be chaplains and 50 gentlemen, with 50 horses; one archbishop with 70 servants, of whom 5 shall be chaplains and 10 gentlemen, with 30 horses; 2 dukes, each with 70 servants, 5 to be chaplains and 10 gentlemen, with 30 horses. 1 marquis with 56 servants, 4 to be chaplains and 8 gentlemen; 26 horses. 10 earls, each with 42 servants, 3 to be chaplains and 6 gentlemen; 20 horses. 5 bishops, of whom the bishop of Winchester shall have 56 servants, 4 to be chaplains and 8 gentlemen; 26 horses;—each of the others, 44 servants, 4 to be chaplains and 6 gentlemen; 20 horses. 20 barons, each to have 22 servants, 2 to be chaplains and 2 gentlemen; 12 horses. 4 knights of the order of St. George, each to have 22 servants, 2 to be chaplains and 2 gentlemen; 48 horses. 70 knights, each to have 12 servants, one to be a chaplain; 8 horses. Councillors of the long robe; viz., the King's secretary, the vice-chancellor, the dean of the Chapel, and the almoner, each to have 12 servants, one a chaplain, and 8 horses. 12 King's chaplains, each with 6 servants and 3 horses. 12 serjeants-at-arms, each with 1 servant and two horses. 200 of the King's guard with 100 horses. 70 grooms of the chamber, with 150 servants and 100 horses among them; 266 officers of the house, with 216 servants and 70 horses; 205 grooms of the stable and of the armories, with 211 horses. The earl of Essex, being earl marshal, shall have, beside the number above stated, 130 servants and 100 light horses. Sum total of the King's company, 3,997 persons and 2,087 horses.
ii. For the Queen: 1 duchess, with 4 women, 6 servants and 12 horses; 10 countesses, with 3 women and 4 servants, and 8 horses each; 12 baronesses, with 2 women, 3 servants and 6 horses each. 20 knights' ladies, with 1 woman, 2 servants and 4 horses each; 14 ladies, with 1 woman, 2 servants and 3 horses each; 6 ladies of the chamber, with 1 servant and 2 horses each; 1 earl, with 42 servants, 3 to be chaplains and 9 gentlemen; horses 20. 3 bishops, to have 44 servants, 4 to be chaplains and 6 gentlemen; horses 60. 4 barons, with 22 servants, 2 to be chaplains and 2 gentlemen; horses 48. 30 knights, with 12 servants, 1 to be a chaplain; horses 240; 6 chaplains with 3 servants and 2 horses each. Grooms 50, officers of the King's chamber, with 20 servants and 30 horses; officers of the King's stable 60, with 70 horses. Sum total of the Queen's company, 1,175 persons and 778 horses.
R. O.
Rym. XIII. 710.
3. Names of those appointed to attend the king of England at the Congress.
Commissioners appointed to oversee those who shall accompany the king of France:—The earl of Essex, lord Abergavenny, Sir Edw. Ponynges, Sir Rob. Wingfield. To give orders to the gentlemen:—Sir Edw. Belknapp, Sir Nich. Vaux, Sir John Peche, Sir Maurice Berkeley. To give orders to the foot soldiers:—Sir Weston Browne, Sir Edw. Ferrers, Sir Rob. Constable, Sir Ralph Egerton, Sir Thomas Lucy, Sir John Marney. To ride with the king of England at the embracing of the two Kings:—The Legate, archbishop of Canterbury, dukes of Buckingham and Suffolk, marquis of Dorset. Bishops:—Durham, Armagh, Ely, Chester, Rochester, Exeter, Hereford. Earls:—Stafford, Northumberland, Westmoreland, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Devonshire, Kent, Wiltshire, Derby, Kildare. Barons:—Maltravers, Montagu, Herbert, the grand prior of St. John of England, Roos, Fitzwalter, Hastings, Delavare, Dacres, Ferrers, Cobham, Daubeney, Lumley, Sir Henry Marney, Sir Wm. Sandys, Th. Boleyn, Lord Howard.
The servants of the king of England shall march next their King, preceded by the nobles and gentlemen of the Legate, who shall follow the gentlemen of the other lords. The King's guard to follow him in their accustomed places.
Fr., pp. 2. Endd.
R. O.
Rym. XIII. 713.
4. The names of those who will be with the French king when he meets the king of England.
The king of Navarre; dukes of Alençon, Bourbon, Vendosme and Lorraine; count of Saint Pol; prince de la Roche Suryon; count of Dreux and Rhetel, Sieur Dorval and governor of Champaigne; count of Benon, sieur de la Tremoille, first Chamberlain, admiral of Guyenne and governor of Burgundy; count of Estampes and Caravats, sieur de Boysy, grand master and governor of the Dauphin; Bonnyvet, admiral of France, Lautrec, La Palisse and Chastillon, marshals; count of Guyse, brother of the duke of Lorraine; the bastard of Savoy, count of Villars and Beaufort, governor of Provence; count de Laval; mons. de Chasteaubriant; count of Harcourt; princes of Orange and Tallemont; mons. de Nevers; mons d'Esparrox, lieutenant of Guyenne, and count of Montfort; Mess. de Lescun and Montmorency; le Grand Escuyer; counts de la Chambre, Tonnerre, Brienne, Joigny, Bremie and Mont Reuel; mons. d'Albret. The other knights of the Order.
The king's household, 200 gentlemen; St. Vallier and the grand seneschal of Normandy, captains.
400 archers of the guard, and 4 captains; 100 Swiss, De Florenges, captain; maîtres d'hôtel, pannetiers, valets, &c.; gentlemen of the council and of the finances. The other pensioners will remain in their houses.
Francis will bring with him the above company, if the king of England thinks it suitable; but if not, he will diminish it.
These noblemen will only have with them about 200 horses.
Fr., pp. 3. Endd.: Noblemen's names that shall accompany the French king at the meeting at Calais.
Titus, B. I.
B. M.
The King's Council. My lord Cardinal. The Privy Seal. The bishops of Lincoln, Norwich, Hereford and Rochester. The dukes of Norfolk and Buckingham. The marquis Dorset. The earls of Surrey, Shrewsbury, Worcester, Derby, Northumberland, Essex and Wiltshire. The lords of St. John, Burgevenny, Devonshire, Montague, Mounteagle, Cobham, Ferys, Fitzwalter, Dudley, Dacres of the South, Darcy, Conyers, Audeley, Broke and Fitzwarren. The deans of the Chapel and of Paul's. The archdeacon of Richmond. The dean of Salisbury. Dr. Syxtyne. Dr. Clark. The abbots of Glastonbury, Westminster, Bury and Winchecombe. All knights and others of the King's council. The secretaries in Latin, French and English. The clerks of the Privy Seal and Signet. The heralds. The officers of the household. The minstrels.
Bedford:—Sir John St. John, Wm. Gascoyn, Robt. Spenser, Lenthorp, Wm. Fitzjeffrey, Geo. Harvy.
Buckingham:—Sir Andrew Windsor, Sir Rauf Verney, junr., John Cheynye, Sir Wm. Hampden, John Gyfford.
Warwick:—Lord Dudley, Sir Gilbert Talbot, junr., Geo. Throgmorton, Sir Edw. Belknap, Edw. Gryvill, Sir John Burdute, Sir Thos. Lucy, Sir Edw. Ferys, Edw. Conway.
Lincoln:—Lord Willoughby, Sir Christopher Willoughby, Sir John Husey, Sir Geoffrey Paynell, Sir Miles Bushe, Sir Rob. Scheffeld, Sir Wm. Tirwytt, Wm. Askew, Geo. Fitzwilliam, Sir Rob. Dymocke, Wm. Hansard.
Essex:—The earl of Essex, lord Fitzwalter, Sir Henry Marmy, Sir John Raynysford, Sir Thos. Tyrell, Sir Ric. Lewys, Sir Roger Wentworth, Wm. Pirton, Sir Whitstan Browne, John Marnye.
Sussex:—The duke of Norfolk, the earl of Surrey, lord Matravers, Sir Thos. West, lord Dacre, Sir David Owen, Sir Godard Oxynbridge, Wm. Ashbornham, Sir Edw. Lewkenor, Sir John Dawtry.
Berkshire:—Sir Geo. Forster, Sir Thos. Fetyplace, Sir Wm. Essex, Sir Richard Weston, Hen. Bridges, John Cheyny, Ric. Noreys, Ric. Hampden.
Hertford:—Lord Barnesse, Sir Edw. Benstede, Thos. Clyfford.
Gloucester:—The duke of Buckingham, Sir Maurice Barkeley, Wm. Denys, Sir Wm. Kyngston, Sir Christopher Baynham, Sir John Hungerford, Sir Edw. Wadham, Sir John Brydges.
Cornwall:—Lord Broke, Sir John Arundell, Sir Pers Eggecombe, Sir Roger Graynefeld, Sir John Trevenyan.
Suffolk:—Sir Thos. Bolayn, Sir Rob. Brandon, Sir Rob. Drury, Sir Ant. Wyngfeld, Sir Wm. Walgrave, Sir Ric. Wentworth, Sir John Shelton, Sir Arthur Hopton, Sir Rob. Courson, Sir John Audley, Thos. Felton, _ Branzton, Sir Wm. Sidney.
Stafford:—Sir John Feryes, Sir Loys Bagot, Sir John Gifford, Sir John Asheton, John Egyrton, Sir John Braycot, Sir John Stanley, John Blount.
Devonshire:—Lord Fitzwaren, Sir Wm. Courtney, Sir Edm. Owen, Sir John Basset, Sir Nic. Kyrkeham, Sir Edw. Pomery.
Oxford:—Sir Adryan Fortesku, Sir Edw. Chamberlayn, Sir Wm. Rede, Walter Bulstrode, Sir John Daunce.
Shropshire:—The earl of Shrewsbury, Sir Ric. Laykyn, Sir Thos. Blount, Sir Thos. Leyghton, Sir Rob. Corbett, Sir Thos. Cornwall.
Somerset:—The earl of Wiltshire, Sir John Trevelian, Sir Nic. Wadham, Sir John Rodney, Sir Ric. Ware, _ Strangwyshe, lord Daubenye.
Dorset.—Hen. Strangwyshe, Giles Strangwyshe, John Horsey, Sir Thos. Trenchard.
Wilts:—Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir John Seymour, Sir Edw. Darell, Sir John Dakers, Sir John Newport, Sir Maurice Barow, Sir John Scrope, Sir Thos. Long.
York:—The earl of Northumberland, lord Darcy, lord Lumeley, Sir John Constable, Sir Rob. Constable, lord Conyers, Sir Geo. Fitzhew, Sir Rauf Ellerkar, Sir Wm. Gaskoyn, Sir Ric. Tempest, Sir Wm. Skargill, Sir Guy Wolstrope, Sir Rauf Evers, Sir Wm. Evers, Sir Wm. Bulmer, Sir John Bulmer, Sir Edw. Pekeryng.
Westmoreland:—Sir Thos. Parre.
Hereford:—Lord Ferrers, Sir Cornewall.
Hants:—Lord Audeley, Sir Wm. Sandes, Sir John Lyle, Wm. Pownd, John Pawlet, junr., Sir John Lye, Sir Geo. Putenham, Sir Wm. Gyfford, Rob. Walop, Arthur Plantagenet, Sir Maurice Barow.
Kent:—Lord Bargeveny, lord Cobham, lord Clynton, Sir Edw. Ponynges, Sir Wm. Scot, Sir John Pechie, Sir Edw. Guldeford, Sir Hen. Guyldeford, Thos. Cheynye, Sir Rauf Seyntleger, Sir John Darell, Raynold Pymp, Sir John Scott, Sir Wm. Crowner, Sir John Fogge, Sir John Norton.
Leicester:—The lord Marquis, lord Hastyngs, Sir John Digby, Sir Edw. Feldyng, Sir Ric. Sacheverell, lord John Gray, lord Leonard Gray, lord Richard Gray, Sir Wm. Skevyngton, Sir John Villers, _ Hasylrygge.
Cambridge:—Sir Wm. Findern, Sir Rob. Coton, Sir Rauf Chamberlain, Sir Giles Alyngton.
Northampton:—Sir Nic. Vaux, Sir Wm. Parre, Sir Thos. Lucy, Thos. Empson.
Nottingham:—Sir Wm. Parpoynt, Sir Thos. Sutton, Sir Brian Stapleton, Robt. Clyfton, Humphrey Hersy, Rowland Dygby, John Beron, Sir Wm. Meryng, Sir Hen. Willoughby.
Norfolk:—Lord Edmund Haward, Sir Ph. Calthorp, Sir Robt. Clere, Sir John Haydon, Sir Thos. Wodehows, Sir Thos. Wyndham, Wm. Paston, Sir Robt. Lovell, John Shelton, Sir Thos. Benyngfeld, Nic. Appylyerd, Edw. Knyvet.
Derby:—Sir Henry Sacheverell, Sir John Montgomery, Sir Godfrey Fulgeham, Thos. Cokyn.
Middlesex:—The lord of Saint John's, Sir Thos. Lovell.
Surrey:—Sir Henry Wyat, Sir Matthew Brown, Sir John Ywardby, Sir Edw. Bray.
Cheshire:—Sir John Warberton, Sir Wm. Both, Sir John Warren, Sir Geo. Holford, Sir John Lye of Bagley, Sir Wm. Brereton.
Pp. 4. In Ruthal's hand.
A memorial of things necessary for the transporting of the King for the interview between him, the French king, their queens, queen Mary dowager of France, and the mother of the French king.
The King, with the Queen and the Queen Dowager of France, shall be at Guisnes Castle on the last of May, and within four days after shall meet the French king within the county of Guisnes, as determined by the treaty. The commissioners for appointing the time and place of meeting to be the lord Chamberlain, earl of Worcester, Sir Nic. Vauxe, Sir Wm. Sandes and Sir Edw. Belknap. The King's apparel is to be ordered according to his own pleasure and device. Vauxe, Sandes and Belknap to be commissioners to visit Guisnes Castle and the neighbourhood, and prepare lodgings according to instructions delivered to them at their departure. The Chamberlain, Vauxe, Sandes and Belknap are to meet the French commissioners, and appoint a place for the jousts halfway between Guisnes and Arde, and to provide for its fortification, and for the construction of lists, galleries, &c. The Chamberlain and the ministers of the wardrobe to provide for the transportation to Calais of Arras tapestry and other necessaries for the decoration of the King's house, and to cross the sea forty days before the interview, that all may be ready. The head officers of the household to be warned by the council to attend on the King "in their best manner, ap- parelled according to their estates and degrees." The other officers and ministers to be furnished with all things necessary. The lord Chamberlain and Vice-chamberlains are to prepare themselves, and to appoint the officers for the chamber, making a book of their names. The Dean and ministers of the chapel are to cross the sea with the King. The Dean is to warn the ministers, and provide books, jewels, vestments, &c. for the chapel. The rich copes with the vestments given to the monastery of Westminster by the late King are to be borrowed for this voyage, and afterwards returned. The clerk of the closet is to warn ten chaplains to accompany the King, and provide the closet with the best hangings, travers, jewels, images, altar cloths, &c. that the King has. The King's guard is to consist of 200 of the "tallest and most elect persons," with doublets, hosen and caps. Each man is to have two coats, one of goldsmith's work with the King's cognizance; the base to be scarlet, and the nether part to have a guard of cloth of gold. The other coat to be red, with a rose on the breast, and the crown imperial, "after such form and manner as the riding coats be now." They are to be armed with bows and arrows. Sir Henry Marney is to warn and furnish them, and to see that 100 provide themselves with fit and able horses. As Guisnes Castle possesses no place or houses of office where the King's ordinary household can be kept in one place, tables with numbers of messes are to be assigned to the officers of the household, to which the nobles and others may resort. The provision of victuals is assigned to the cofferer, Mykelow, Bryks and others. Sir Edw. Ponynges, warden of the Cinque Ports, is to provide sufficient ships and hoys; Miles Gerard and Thos. Partrige, 40 great howeys. The Mary Rose, the King's Greate Barke, the Little Barke, and two other small ships are to scour the seas from time to time during the passage; their rigging and victualling are committed to Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, Sir Wistan Browne and John Hopton, clerk of the King's ships; Sir John Daunce to issue money for the purpose. Gerard and Partrige will appoint the shipping for all the nobles, and a book containing all the names shall be delivered to them, and also to the harbingers appointed to provide lodging at Dover, Calais and Guisnes. A copy of this book is to be sent to the council, that billets may be made and sent to every person.
The commissioners to appoint the lodgings at Calais, are Sir John Peche, the marshal, Sir Ric. Carewe, Wotton and Garnishe; for Guisnes, Sir Wm. Sandes, Sir Nic. Vauxe and Sir Edw. Belknap; and the King's harbingers are to attend on both. The earl of Essex (fn. 1) is appointed chief marshal, Sir Wm. Parre, undermarshal, and Marlond, provost, to keep order among the train, punish malefactors, &c. It was agreed in the treaty that two noblemen should be appointed by the two kings to make "good geite espie and watch" in all suspect places where ambushes might lie towards Flanders, France, Picardy or Arthois. On the King's part, Sir Griffith Rice (fn. 2) is assigned as chief, and with him (fn. 3) Sir Ric. Tempest (fn. 4) and Sir Wm. Bulmar, with 100 light horse, in the King's wages. They are to report to the King every morning. Espials and counterespials will also be made by the council from time to time.
A solemn banquet will be held at Guisnes, at which the French King and all his court will be present. The charge of it is committed to the officers of the household, and the arrangement and furnishing of the place to Vaux, Sands, Belknap and Ric. Gibson. For the banquet a mummery will be prepared, consisting of 50 noble men and women in 5 companies. Their apparel is referred to the King's pleasure. Sir Harry Wyat is charged to transport gold and silver plate sufficient for the banquet. A person will be appointed by the King to provide hobbies, palfreys, hounds, greyhounds, horns, leashes, collars and other things for presents. The apparel of the henchmen, the horses and the stable furniture to be referred to the King. If it is thought necessary to take ordnance, the charge thereof will be entrusted to Sir Wm. Skevington, master of the ordnance. There being no place within the castle of Guisnes for the lodging of the servants and guard, Gibson will take across the King's halls, tents and pavilions, and a place for them shall be assigned by Sandes and the other commissioners. Princes' ambassadors shall not be restrained to any number of men or horses under 100. As it is agreed between the Kings not to bring a greater number of attendants than is mentioned in a bill interchangeably delivered and subscribed with their hands, here follow the names of those appointed to attend upon the King and Queen, with the number of their servants and horses, and letters are to be sent to them, on the King's behalf, by the secretary and the master of the posts.
Pp. 28, with a few corrections in Ruthal's hand.
R. O. 2. The King's apparel to be remitted to his own pleasure. The lord Chamberlain to arrange for the garnishing of the King's house and the carriage of apparel to Calais by the officers of the Wardrobe. The Chamberlain to go to Calais a month before the meeting, which is fixed for 15 July next, in such place as shall be appointed by the earl of Worcester and the French commissioners. The King and Queen to be lodged in the Exchequer. The house of the Staple is to be furnished for the lodging of the French king, his queen, mother and sister. The deputy and treasurer of Calais to appoint lodgings for the lords attending on the King, make books of the said lodgings, and send them to the council, that every man may know his place. Sir Henry Wyat is charged to take over sufficient plate for furnishing the King's house and the French king's lodging. All the head officers of the Household are to be warned to prepare themselves, and all other officers are to be furnished with everything necessary to give their attendance. The lord Chamberlain and Vice-chamberlain are to be ready in like manner, and are to make a book of the officers for the Chamber, whom they shall appoint. The Dean and ministers of the chapel are to be warned to be ready. 400 elect persons shall be appointed for the guard, with doublets, hose and caps of one suit, double coats, bows, arrows and halberds. 100 of them are to have horses, and Sir Henry Marney is to appoint and view them. Besides the household and guard, the 100 nobles and gentlemen following are appointed to attend.
The lord Legate, archbp. of Canterbury, bps. of Durham, Ely, Chester, Hereford, Rochester, and archbp. of Armachan.
Dukes of Buckingham and Suffolk, lord Marquis, earls of Arundel, Surrey, Northumberland (struck out), Westmoreland (struck out), Shrewsbury, Derby, Essex, Devonshire, Wiltshire, Worcester.
Lords, of St. John's, Fitzwater, Burgeveny, Hastings, Rosse, Mountague, Ferrers, Darcy, Daubeney, Fitzwarren (struck out), Willoughby, Barnesse, Matravers, Morley, Dacres of the South, the lords John, Leonard, and Richard [Grey], Cobham, Edm. Haward, Mountjoy, Harbert.
Knights. Berks:—Sir John Daunce, Sir Wm. Essex, Sir Geo. Forster, Sir Thos. Fetiplace.
Hants:—Sir Wm. Sands, Sir Nic. Wadham, Sir John Lile, Sir Arthur Plantagenet, Sir Ric. Weston, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam.
Oxon.:—Sir Hadrian Fortescue, Sir Walter Stoner, Sir Edw. Grevell, Sir Symond Harcourt, Sir Edw. Chamberlain, Sir John Hampden on the Hill.
Northamptonsh.:—Sir Nic. Vaux, Sir Wm. a Parre, Ric. Knyghtley (struck out).
Kent:—Sir Edw. Ponynges, Sir Edw. Guyldford, Sir Thos. Bolayn, Sir John Pechie, Sir Thos. Cheyny, Sir Thos. and Sir Edw. Nevile, Geo. Selinger, Jas. Walsingham.
Devon:—Sir Piers Egecombe, Sir John Kirkeham, Sir Wm. Courtenay, Sir Roger Graynefeld (struck out).
Worcestersh.:—Sir John Talbot the younger, Sir Rice ap Thomas, Sir Griffith ap Rice.
Herefordsh.:—Sir Wm. Compton (substituted for Geo. Gryvile), Sir Thos. and Sir Ric. Cornewale.
Gloucestersh.:—Sir Robt. Poynys, Sir Maurice Barkeley, Sir John Hungerford, Sir Wm. Denyse, Sir Wm. Kyngiston, Sir Ant. Poynys (substituted for Edm. Tame), Sir Edw. Wadham (struck out).
Lincolnsh.:—Sir John Husey, Sir Thos. Newport, Sir Miles Buschie, Sir John Denham (struck out), Sir Thos. Borow (struck out), Sir Wm. Ascu, Sir Wm. Husey.
Yorks:—Sir Robt. and Sir Marmaduke Constable, Sir Wm. Bulmer, Sir Ric. Tempest, Sir Hen. Clifford and Sir Wm. Gascoyn (both struck out).
Sussex:—Sir Thos. West, Sir David Owen, Sir Henry Owen (struck out).
Cambridgesh.:—Sir John Cut, Sir Giles Alington, Sir Rauf Chamberlayn.
Wilts:—Sir Edw. Darell, Sir Edw. Hungerford, Sir John Seymour, Sir Henry Long.
Norfolk:—Sir Robt. Courson, Sir Thos. Wyndham, Sir Philip Tilney (struck out), Sir John Audeley, Sir John Haydon, Sir Wm. Paston, Sir Wm. Schelton, Sir Ph. Calthorp, Sir Robt. Brandon, Henyngham, Sir Henry Scharnborne.
Suffolk:—Sir Ric. Wentworthe, Sir Ant. Wyngfeld, Sir Robt. Drury, Sir Wm. Walgrave, Sir Arthur Hopton.
Essex:—Sir Henry Marney, Sir John Veere, Sir John Raynysford, Sir Thos. Tyrell, Sir Roger Wentworth, Sir John Marny, Sir Wyston Brown, Thos. Tay, Sir Geoffrey Gates.
Somerset and Dorset:—Sir Giles Strangwyshe, Sir Thos. Trenchard, Sir Thos. Lynde.
Leicestersh.:—Sir Ric. Secheverell, John Villers, Sir Wm. Skevington, Sir John Ashton (substituted for Sir Everard Digby).
"Sutherey":—Sir Ric. Carew, Sir Hen. Wyat, Sir Matthew Brown, Sir Edm. Bray, Gaynysford, Nic. Carewe.
Bedfordsh.:—Sir John Sayntjohn, Sir Geo. Harvie, John Mordaunt.
Middlesex:—Sir Thos. Lovell, Sir Andrew Wyndesore, Sir John Heyron, Sir John Nevile, Sir Giles Capell.
Derbysh.:—Sir John Gyfford, Sir Henry Secheverell, Godfrey Fulgeham, Thos. Cokyn.
Warwicksh.:—Sir Edw. Belknap, Sir Edw. Ferrers, Sir Hen. Willoughby, Sir Thos. Lucy, Gerard Danet.
Bucks:—Fras. Bryan, Sir Edw. Dunne, Sir John Verney.
Notts:—Sir Henry Parpoynt, Byron, Sir Robt. Jones, Sir Rowland, Sir Griffith Dunne, Coffyn.
An archbishop to have 4 chaplains and 50 other persons, 10 gentlemen in silks, the residue yeomen, in cloth coats, with 30 horses. A duke to have 2 chaplains, and 50 other persons, 10 of them gentlemen, with 30 horses. A marquis, 2 chaplains and 40 other persons, 8 being gentlemen, with 26 horses. An earl, 2 chaplains and 30 other persons, 6 being gentlemen, with 20 horses. The bp. of Durham, 4 chaplains and 36 other persons, 6 being gentlemen, with 20 horses. All other bishops, 4 chaplains and 20 persons, 8 being gentlemen, with 12 horses. Barons, one chaplain and 16 persons, 2 being gentlemen, with 8 horses. Sir Thos. Lovell to be accompanied as a baron, with 12 horses. Other knights of the order as barons. All other knights, not more than 10 persons and 4 horses. Squires, 4 persons, with 2 horses. The ambassadors of princes not to be limited in their retinue to any number.
King's chaplains:—Master of the Rolls, Mr. Secretary, King's almoner, dean of the Chapel (corrected from "Paris"), dean of Salisbury, Dr. Clerke, archdeacon of Richmond, Dr. Fell, Dr. Taylor, Mr. Magnus, Mr. Denton, Dr. Knyght, the clerk of the Closet. Chaplains not to have more than 10 persons, with 4 horses. They are to be clothed in damask and satin.
After the number of nobles who will come with the French king has been notified to the deputy of Calais and the other commissioners, they shall appoint them lodgings; and all the King's subjects, except those ordered to remain, shall remove to the Brayes, and lodge there in tents while the French king and his train are in Calais.
The French king and queen's lodging is appointed at the Staple House, and the lord Chamberlain and other officers are to repair to Calais to furnish the house, and provide wine and other necessaries, and to appoint masters of hostels and other officers to furnish daily provision. For his train, staples must be made in sundry places for wine, bread, &c., to which the masters of hostels assigned to the Frenchmen's lodgings may send their billets for daily provision. The King and his whole train are to be entertained wholly at Henry's cost.
The king of England and his Queen will lodge in the Exchequer. A large hall must be made of slight timber; and also two chambers, one joining the Queen's lodging, for the ladies to dance in; the other joining the King's lodging, for his attendants. The household will be kept as at solemn feasts.
The King's chapel shall be kept in St. Nicholas' Church. The seats shall all be removed, and a gallery made between the King's lodging and the said church.
No lodgings are to be appointed in the castle, and a "salle" is to be devised and made in most gorgeous manner to keep the great banquet in. The chapel, great chamber and parlor are to be furnished as withdrawing places.
Posterns shall be made through the walls of the castle, and bridges over the ditches into the Braye, for conveyance of victual.
Two mummeries will be presented; one at the banquet, the other to visit the French king in his lodging.
Hobbies, palfreys, hounds, greyhounds, horns, leashes and collars must be provided as gifts.
It is thought that Sandyngfeld will be a suitable place for the first meeting, being neutral, as the treaty requires, and having been viewed by the lord Chamberlain and the captain of Boulogne.
It is thought convenient, if it so please the princes, that the first meeting should be on horseback, and that after the kings and queens have embraced, they and their trains shall repair to Calais, the King giving the French king the right hand, and the queens doing the like. Pre-eminence is to be given to all the French retinue, and a "plat" to be made how all the personages shall be placed. After the kings have embraced they will salute each other's queens, and introduce them to each other. All noblemen and others are to be apparelled according to their degrees, and no man must presume to wear apparel above his degree.
Pp. 9. Corrected draft, in Ruthal's hand. Endd.
R. O. 3. Names of the noblemen and others appointed to attend upon the King and Queen at the interview with the French king.
To attend on the King:—
The lord Legate, archbp. of Canterbury, dukes of Buckingham and Suffolk, marquis of Dorset, bishops of Durham, Ely, Chester, Exeter; archbp. of Armacan.
Earls of Shrewsbury, Essex, Devonshire, Westmorland, Stafford, Kent, Wiltshire, Worcester, Northumberland, Oxford, Kildare.
Barons:—Prior of St. John's, Lords Fitzwater, Bergeveny, Hastings, Rosse, Mountague, Ferres, Darcy, Daubney, Barners, Broke, Edm. Haward, Herbert, lord John Gray, lord Leonard, lord Richard, Lomley, Matravers, Delaware, Dacres of the South.
Knights of the Garter:—Sirs Hen. Marney, Edw. Ponynges, Rice ap Thomas, William Sandes.
Middlesex:—Sir Andrew Windsor, Sir John Heron, Sir John Nevel, Sir Giles Capel, Sir John Gifforde, Thos. More.
Essex:—Sir John Cut, Sir John Vere, Sir John Raynesford, Sir John Marny, Sir Wistan Broune, Thos. Tay.
Kent:—Sir Thos. Boleyn, Sir John Peche, Sir Hen. and Sir Edw. Guldeforde, Sir Thos. and Sir Edw. Nevel, Sir Geo. Selinger, Sir Edm. Walsingham, Thos. Cheyny.
Surrey:—Sir Henry Wyat, Sir Ric. Carewe, Sir Edm. Bray, Sir John Gaynesforde, Nic. Carewe.
Sussex:—Sir David Owen, Sir Thos. West, Sir _ Fynche, Henry Owen.
Bedfordsh.:—Sir Geo. Harvey, Wm. Gascoyne.
Berks:—Sir John Daunce, Sir Wm. Essex. Ric. Norres, John Cheyne.
Oxon.:—Sir Edw. Chamberlain, Sir _ Baryngton.
Northamptonsh.:—Sir Nic. Vaux, Sir Wm. Parre.
Hants:—Sir Ric. Weston, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, Sir Arthur Plantagenet, Sir Nic. Wadham.
Wilts:—Sir Edw. Hungerforde, Sir John Seymor, Sir Henry Long, Sir Giles Strangwich.
Devon:—Sir Piers Egecombe, Wm. Courtney, Edw. Pomerey.
Norf.:—Sir Robt. Curson, Sir Thos. Wyndham, Sir John Awdeley, Sir John Heydon, Sir Wm. Paston, Sir Robt. Brandon, Sir Henry Shernborne.
Suff.:—Sir Ric. Wentworthe, Sir Anth. Wyngfelde, Sir Robt. Drury, Sir Arthur Hopton, Sir Philip Tilney, Sir Edw. Boleyn, Sir Robt. Wyngfelde.
Bucks:—Sir John Verney, the younger, Andrew Windesore, Sir Raufe Verney, Fras. Brian, John Cheyne.
Derbysh.:—Godfrey Fulgeam.
Warwicksh.:—Sir Edw. Belknap, Sir Edw. Ferres, Sir Thos. Lucy, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Sir John Burdet, Sir Wm. Smyth, Sir Gilbert Talbot, Gerard Danet, Edw. Gray.
Leicestersh.:—Sir Ric. Sacheverel, Sir Wm. Skevington.
Notts:—Sir Henry Perpoint, Sir Rouland, Sir Griffith Don, Wm.
Coffyn, _ Biron.
Lincolnsh.:—Sir Thos. Burgh the younger (erased), Sir Wm. Hansard.
Worcestersh.:—Sir Wm. Compton, Sir Griffith ap Rice, Sir John Talbot, the younger, Sir Wm. Morgan, Sir John Ragland.
Herefordsh.:—Sir Thos. Cornewale, Sir Rauf Egerton, Ric. Cornewale.
Gloucerstersh.:—Sir Maurice Berkeley, Sir John Hungerforde, Sir Wm. Kingeston, Sir Ant. Poyntz, Sir Edw. Wadeham, Wm. Denys, (erased, and the words "with the Quene" added).
Yorks:—Sir Rob. Constable, Sir Wm. Bulmer, Sir Ric. Tempest.
Lincolnsh.:—Sir John Huse, Sir Thos. Nuport, Sir Wm. Ascue, Sir Christopher Willoughby, Sir Wm. Huse.
Councillors' Chaplains:—Mr. Secretary, Master of the Rolls, Dean of the Chapel, King's Almoner.
Chaplains:—Dean of Salisbury, archdeacon of Richmond, Dr. Felle, Dr. Tailor, Mr. Magnus, Dr. Knight, Mr. Denton, Mr. Stokesley, Mr. Higons, the Clerk of the Closet.
The King's Chamber. Knights:—Sir Ric. Wingfield, Sir Rie. Jernyngham. The other two are in the shires.
Squires for the Body:—Sir Wm. Sidney, Sir Ric. Tempest, Arthur Pole, Fras. Poyntz. Wm. Cary in the Privy Chamber.
Sewers to the King:—Sir Henry Penago, Ant. Broune. The residue in the shires.
Gentlemen Ushers, daily and quarter waiters:—Robt. Knolles, Thos. Palmer, Sir Rauf Ellerker, Jas. Vaughan, John Skidmore, Wm. Legh, Wm. Cotton, Thos. Carmynal, Edw. Peyton, Wm. Woodal, John Wogan.
Jas. Worsley, yeoman of the Robes, Wm. Rudley, yeoman of the Beds.
Grooms of the Chamber:—Sir Wm. Tiler, Christopher Rochester, Robt. Bailedon, Thos. Carvanel, John Copynger, John Pate, Robt. Litel, John Pultney, Wm. Birche, Thos. Anton, Edw. Forest, Rauff Bulney, Walter Badham, Wm. Crouton, Peter Malmesey, Wm. Dalvorn, John Colynson, John Dyngley.
Pages of the Chamber:—Ric. Sicyl, Henry Perker, William West, Massy Villiard, Peter Champney, Wm. Wise, John Segewik, Thos. Garton.
Messengers:—Wm. Gentilman, Wm. Wynkfeld, Wm. Walker, Brian Smyth.
The Household. Counting house:—John Shirley, cofferer, and six others.
The Bakehouse:—Valentine Harrison, serjeant; six others.
The Pantry:—Griffith Gwyn, serjeant; thirteen others.
The Cellar:—Roger Mynors, serjeant; fourteen others.
The Buttery:—Wm. Hogeson; nine others.
The Pitcher house:—Thos. Orme; six others.
The Spicery:—Nich. Middleton; three others.
Confectionery:—Ric. Babham, serjeant; three others.
Wafery:—Robt. Lee, Robt. Lister.
Chaundry:—John Ketilby, serjeant; five others.
The Ewry:—Geo. Brocas, serjeant; ten others.
The Laundry:—Thos. Noryce; five others.
The Kitchen:—John Waleston, chief clerk; 8 others. John Cace, master cook; eleven others, with twelve children of the kitchen.
The Larder:—John Ricroft, serjeant; ten others.
The Boiling house:—Wm. Stephyns; two others.
The Accatry:—Wm. Honnyng, serjeant; fifteen others.
The Poultry:—Stephen Coope; six others.
The Scalding house:—Lewis Cousin; four others.
The Scullery:—Wm. Ruttor, serjeant; Jas. Harington, clerk; ten others, with six children.
The Pastry:—Ric. Pittor, serjeant; seven others and children.
The Hall:—John Stephens; fifteen others.
Sewers:—John Perker; three more.
Surveyors:—Sir Griffith Don, Thos. Ryder, John Fazakerley.
Porters at the Gate:—Edm. Knyvet, serjeant, Evan ap Rice, and four more.
Harbingers:—Thos. Mathewe; four others.
The Awmery:—John Smyth, under almoner; four more. Dr. Bekinsal, almoner for the Queen; two others.
"Cartakers":—John Hamlet, Hugh Williams.
The Chapel:—Sir Roger Norton, subdean, Sir Wm. Tofte, Sir John Cole, Sir John Muldre, Sir Andrew Yong, Sir Thos. Hal, Sir Wm. Blakeden, Sir Ric. Elys, Robt. Fairefax, John Lloyd, John Sudborow, Wm. Cornysh, Robt. Penne, John Wever, John Fisher, Wm. Daubney, Thos. Farthing, Hen. Stevinson, Robt. Hawkyns, Davy Burton, John Giles, Thos. Bury, John Tyl, Wm. Colman, Thos. Cheyny, Wm. Hogeskyn, Robt. Jones, Wm. Crane, Sir Robt. Cotes, gospeller, Sir John Whetwood, "pisteler," Wm. Rothewel, John Bunting, Nich. Horneclif, Wm. Lambe, Geoffrey Write.
The Stable:—The clerk of the stable, the surveyor, the serjeant "ferror," the serjeant of the carriage, the yeoman of the stirrup, the yeoman bitmaker, the yeoman saddler.
Farriers:—Thos. Wilson; seven others.
"Ryvers":—Thos. Dale; four others.
Grooms of the Hackneys:—Wm. à Wood; three others.
Footmen:—Thos. Tristram, Andrew de Foyce, and four more; seven henchmen; John Pulteney.
The serjeant saddler, the broiderer, the goldwiredrawer, the yeoman stirrup maker, the "plewmoger," four furbushers, with Geo. Lovekyn, thirty-six armourers, Hayward the joiner.
Rym.XIII.711. ii. To attend upon the Queen.
The earl of Derby, bishops of Rochester, Hereford and Llandaff; lords Mountjoy, Cobham and Morley; duchess of Buckingham; countesses of Stafford, Oxford (widow), Oxford (the younger), Westmoreland, Shrewsbury, Devonshire and Derby. Baronesses:—Ladies Fitzwalter, Hastings, Boleyn, Montagu, Willoughby, Daubeney, Mountjoy, Cobham, Gray (lord John's wife), Elizabeth Gray, Anne Gray, Broke, Morley, Guilford (the elder), Scrope. Knights' wives:—Ladies Fitzwilliam, Guilford (the younger), Fetiplace, Vaux, Selenger, Parre (widow), Parre (wife), Rice, Compton, Darell, Finch, Hopton, Wingfield (Sir Anthony's wife), Tilney, Wingfield (Sir Richard's wife), Clere, Owen (the younger), Nevill (Sir John's wife), Boleyn (Sir Edward's wife). Gentlewomen:—Mistresses Carewe, Cheyny and Cary, Lord Fitzwarren's daughter, Anthony Poyntz's daughter, Mistress Appliard, Anne Wentworth (John Wentworth's wife), Mistresses Hugan, Cornwallis, Paris, Jerningham, Cooke, Katharine Mountoria (sic), Lawrence, Victoria (sic), and Darell (Sir Edward Darell's daughter). Chamberers:—Mistresses Kempe, Margaret and Margery. Knights:—Rob. Poyntz, Geo. Forster, Th. Fetiplace, John Lisle, Adrian Fortescue, Walter Stoner, Edw. Grevill, Simon Harcourt, John Hampden of the Hill, Geo. Selinger, John Kirkham, Miles Bushy, Marmaduke Constable, Edw. Darell, Ralph Chamberlain, John Shelton, Rob. Clere, Philip Calthrop, John Henyngham, Wm. Walgrave, Th. Tyrell, Roger Wentworth, Th. Trenchard, Th. Lynde, John Villers, John Asheton, Matthew Browne, John Mordaunt, Hen. Sacheverell, Hen. Willoughby, Ralph Verney (the younger), Wm. Rede, Rob. Jones, Master Paris of Cambridgeshire. Chaplains:—Masters Peter, Mallet, Christopher, Dent, Payne, Swane. The Queen's Chamber:—Ric. Dycons, secretary; Doctor _, physician; John Verney, cupbearer; Alexander Frognal, carver; John Poyntz and Frances Philip, sewers. Gentlemen ushers:—Wm. Bulstrode, Roger Ratcliff, Geo. Fraunces, Rob. Hasilrig. Sewers:—Wm. Tyrel,_Gourney,_Davers, Simon Mountford. Gentlemen waiters:—Th. Cardigan, Gervase Suttel, Geo. Sutton, Oliver Holland, Owen Holland, John Lawrence, Rob. Merbury, serjeant-at-arms; Griffith Richard, clerk of the signet; Master John, apothecary, Yeomen ushers:—John Madyson, John Glyn, Anth. Lowe, John Harrison, Wm. Mylles. Yeomen of the Chamber:—Rob. Hilton, and twenty others. Grooms of the Chamber:—John Eyton, and seven others. Hen. Cheney, groom of the leash. Pages of the Chamber:—John Wheler and three others. Office of the Robes:—Ellis Hilton, Ric. Justice, Ric. Woode. Office of the Beds:—Geo, Brighows, Ric. Alen, Ric. Awton. Messenger of the Chamber:—Ric. Dynes.
In Tuke's hand. Pp. 25.
Warrant to _, commanding him to wait upon the King with _ "able and seemly persons, well and conveniently apparelled and horsed;" himself to appear as to his degree and honor belongeth, at the interview to be held between the kings of France and England in the marches of Calais in May next; which interview had been deferred from the previous year.
Draft, holograph, in Ruthal's hand; p. 1.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
Commission to Sir Adrian Fortescue, appointing him, among others not named, to wait upon the Queen on the 1st day of May next coming, for transporting her across the sea to the interview.
Mutilated, p. 1. Add.: To our trusty and well-beloved Sir Adrian Fortescue, knight.
Titus, B. I.
B. M.
"Juges deputed for the felde."
In Tuke's hand, pp. 2. Endd.: "Juges deputed at the justs in the campe betwene Guysnes and Ardre in the tyme of metyng betwene the Kinges grace and the French King."
29. March.
R. O.
Margaret of Savoy, being desirous that the meeting between himself and Henry should take place, sent to England William De Barri, the Emperor's secretary, who has returned to Spain with the treaties. Is sending him again to England on the same matters. Desires credence for him and the bp. of Elna. Compostella, 29 March 1520, 1 Imp., "aliorum vero omnium quinto." Signed: "Yo el Rey."
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
29 March.
R. O.
Rym. XIII.
Patent appointing Wolsey bp. of Pace (Badajoz) within the next two months, and before the close of his interview with the king of England. The value of the bishopric is 5,000 ducats; in addition, the King grants him 2,000 ducats a year from the bishopric of Palentia. Compostella, alias St. Iago, 29 March 1520; first year of his Roman kingdom and empire, and fifth of his other possessions. Signed: "Yo el Rey." Sealed.
Lat., p. 1. Endd.
Calig. E. I. 78.
B. M.
Windsor, with whom he spoke yesterday, has been attacked by the gout, and has not been able to make arrangements for his journey to Plymouth. Begs he will give the necessary orders to Chr. le Massur. Is waiting for Wolsey's and the King's letters to the Emperor, and likewise the King's to the Archduke. Requests to have the ciphers. The maître d'hôtel of madame de Savoye requests the letter for his mistress. London. Signed.
P.S.—"... du a ce porteur la coppie de [la lettre] escripte à Poillot, la coppie [de l] a lettre que escripvis à [Ma]dame d'Angoulesme, [et] la mynute des instructions [de l'a]mbassadeur estant en France, et ay retenu le double qu'il vo ... du traitie (?)
Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add.: A mons., mons. le Legat.
29 March.
Galba, B. VI.
B. M.
"Mons. Christofle," the bearer, has shown him great attention in conducting him hither. Will always be glad to serve Wolsey. Has received a letter from his master since he left London, bidding him act with the same zeal in Wolsey's affairs as in his own. Plemue (Plymouth), 29 March.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.: "Mons. le Legat."
30 March.
R. O.
In behalf of Jehan de Saincte Marie, factor of Jehan de Bernoys, merchant of Languedoc, for despatch in an action for debt against him at London. Bloys, 30 March. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
30 March.
R. O.
On the same subject. Bloys, 30 March. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A mon cousin, mons. le Cardinal d'Yort.
Calig. E. I. 8.
B. M.
Has received his letter by Messire Richard [Wingfield], notifying that he has requested leave "de fai[re] ... femme et enfans." Henry has despatched ... to apprise him of certain things touching their alliance, which he considers to be inseparable. "... affectueusement que faire povons de lellection que avez f ... fait dire et du desir que congnoissons que vous avez m[onstre] a laugmentacion et accroissement d'icelle." .. March. Signature burnt off.
Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add.
* * * Receipts from Matthew Croftes,...[C]haumberleyn, John Bentley, Lawrence Robinson, Rob. Prestgrave and others.
Received, for grain sold, 60l. 14s. 8d.; 12 horses, 13l. 4s. 11d.; 10 oxen, 9l. 5s.; 9 cows, 112s.; sheep, 52l. 6s. 8d.; 4 calves, 7s. 10d.; 7 pigs and a sow, 18s. 7d.; rabbits, 33s. 4d.; 3 qrs. of ox flesh, 8s. 4d.; half a barrel of white herrings, 5s.; wool, 46l. 8s. 4d.; 3 bull hides, 9s. 3d.; 4 ox hides, 12s. 3d.; 21 young ox hides, 42s. 2d.; 17 cow hides, 26s. 1d.; 32 calf hides, 6s. 7½d.; 9 sheep skins, 17s. 5d.; 5 lamb skins, 5d. From the Lord and Lady, 61l. 11s. 4d.
Payments.—To the duchy of Lancaster, rent for 5 years, 13l. 10s. To the churchwardens of Asshby, for the farm of the church meadow, 1 year, 3s. 4d.; rent of a pasture in Braunston, called Fullamwod, for 5 years, 63s. 4d. To the abbot of St. James's near Northampton, for a farm at Sillesworth, 5 years, 15l. To the abbot of Launde, for the farm of the rectory of Ashby, for 5 years, 53l. 6s. 8d. To the prior of Shene, a pension from the rectory of Asshby, 26s. 8d. a year. To the prior of Daventry, for the farm of the rectory of Welton, 12l. a year. To the vicar of Welton, for farm of the tithe belonging to the same, 30s. To the collectors of divers fifteenths, for the lordships of Assheby Legere, Sillesworth, Welton, Boy- lond and Welicote, 11l. 7s. 2d. For 4 tenths granted in convocation at St. Paul's, 6 Feb. 151l, 4l. 0s. 6d. To the prior of Asshby, for half of the first of two tenths granted in the archdeaconry of Northampton by the last convocation, 10s. For 4 subsidies, 26l. 18s. 6d.
Fees to John Baldwyn, Wm. Saunders, Anne Lee.
Household expences:—Bread, beer, wine and spices, 71l. 1s. 11d.; a bull, 7s.; 14 oxen, 8l. 8s. 6d.; a cow, 7s.; a bullock, 3s. 4d.; 3 boars, 23s. 1d.; 16 pigs, 40s. 3d.
The Lord and Lady's expenses during their pilgrimage to Walsingham, 24l. 1s. 11½d.
Wages of the Lord's servants, 53l. 2s. For a livery for him,—; for white and green cloth for jackets for his servants while attending on the King during his journey beyond sea, 20l. 11s.; kersey for their hosen, 6l. 5s.; hay, oats, farriery, a two-horse carriage (biga), &c., 23l. 1s. 9d.; 11 horses, 15l. 3s. 4d.
For repairs, 62l. 16s.
To my Lord, by Ric. Cave, Mr. Brasebrige, Mr. Ludford, Oliver Irelond, Thos. Chaumber, chaplain, and others, 119l. 8d. To my Lady, by Mr. Sibill, Mr. Hasilwod, Hen. Benton and Mr. Haddon, 34l. 16s.
Rent of Wolston House for two years, at 4s. a year; for 3 cows, 11 Hen. VIII., 6s.; a cart of firewood (carbonum silvestrium), 6s.
Pp. 6; commencement apparently wanting.
. 716. GRANTS in MARCH 1520.
March./GRANTS. 3. Rob. Bronwyn, of Hadley, Suff., clothmaker. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir John Pecchie, deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 2 March 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 March.—P.S.
7. Alard Smythe, of Calais, brewer. Denization, being a native of Flanders. Del. Westm., 7 March 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 27.
12. Geo. Sutton, gentleman waiter to the Queen. Grant of the corrody of the monastery of Croyland, surrendered by John Leigh. Greenwich, 7 March 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 March.—P.S.
12. Sir Edward Belknapp. Annuity of 100l. out of the prisage of wines. Also donation of 100l. as a mark of the King's regard, to be allowed in Belknapp's account as chief butler of England. Del. Westm., 12 March 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 27.
14. George Pokley, chaplain. Presentation to the parish of Alnescote, Linc. dioc., vice Master Wm. Barowe, LL.B. Westm., 14 March.—Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 28.
17. Henry Parker. To be keeper of the woods of Thornewoodes, in the south bailiwick of Shirwod Forest, Notts., vice Symeon Digby, with 4d. a day. Greenwich, 13 March 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 27.
20. James Worseley, yeoman of the Wardrobe. To be customer and collector of the custom of 8d. on each sack of wool, and 4d. on every hundred fleeces, in the town of Calais, with the same fees as enjoyed in the said office by John Sharpe, deceased, or Ric. Smyth, from 7 Feb. 10 Hen. VIII., since which time he has discharged the duties at his own expense; on surrender of patent 7 Feb. 10 Hen. VIII. on account of its invalidity. Del. Westm., 20 March 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
26. Wm. Knottesford, of Lutterworth, Linc. Pardon for the murder of Thomas Asshburne, of Gilmoreton. Greenwich, 21 March 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 March.—P.S.
27. Rees Ap Glin Llewellin Ap Muryk. Lease of the town and castle called "Foreste Richard," Chester, and the King's demesne lands in Abredow, parcel of the lordship of Elvell, at the annual rent of 6s. 8d. for the forest, and 13s. 4d. for the lands. Del. Westm., 27 March 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
28. Ric. Tempest. Annuity of 50 marks, payable at the receipt of the Exchequer. Del. Westm., 28 March 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
28. Wm. Hoggeson, yeoman of the butlery. To be one of the foresters of Galtresse, York, vice John Hanley, deceased, with 4d. a day out of the lordship of Sherefhoton. Also a pardon for holding the said office since 30 Jan. 1 Hen. VIII. by an invalid patent. Greenwich, 3 March 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
30. John Wetwode, minister of the chapel royal. To have the pension which the next elected prior of Marten, Surrey, is bound to give to a clerk at the King's nomination until he be promoted to a competent benefice. Eltham, 29 March 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 March.—P.S
Calig. D. VII.
* * * [Some lines lost.] * * * ... "unto the French king on the said ... s letters, the King's said ambassador" (corrected from "said Sir Richard Wingfield,") "may say that since the sending...letters unto the same French king," declaring the Cardinal's determination for the interview to be had next summer, the Cardinal has drawn up certain articles by way of treaty, appointing the place and manner of the meeting, in accordance with the French king's instructions, with some additions for the honor and surety of both princes and their trains. He sends them under his hand and seal to be delivered to the French king by Wingfield, who shall ask for ratification. Although May was appointed for the interview, he shall ask for a delay, considering the difficulty of providing transports and armor...and the scarcity of forage in that month.
Draft in Ruthal's hand, mutilated, p.1.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
1. The two princes shall meet on the x..July next on neutral ground, between Boulogne and Calais, to be fixed by the Grand Chamberlain.
2. To avoid confusion on the breaking up of the interview, they shall return to their lodgings, and not to Calais. The French king may then visit the queen of England, and the king of England the queen of France.
3. With regard to the number of attendants, Francis agrees to the arrangements made by England.
4. Touching the dresses, princes of the blood and other nobles of their house, to the number of 40 on each side, and ... the "dames et damoyselles" shall be dressed as they please, and likewise...gentlemen, cloth of gold and silver...satin, damask, brocade, and velvets.
Fr., mutilated, pp. 2.


  • 1. Substituted for "lord Bergeveny."
  • 2. Substituted for "Sir Rice ap Thomas."
  • 3. Sir G. Rice's name occurred here, but is crossed out. He is mentioned as Sir R. ap Thomas's son.
  • 4. Substituted for "Sacheverel."