Henry VIII: April 1520, 18-30

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: April 1520, 18-30', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 3, 1519-1523, (London, 1867) pp. 265-274. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol3/pp265-274 [accessed 14 April 2024]


April 1520

18 April.
R. O.
The marshal Chatillon insists on the second meeting being held on neutral ground, "a little mile" from Arde, and wishes the camp to be held there, as Worcester has already written to the King. There is no other neutral ground between Guynes and Arde, unless it be taken two or three miles out of the highway between them. He is content to do half the fortifications, scaffolds, and tilts, at his master's charge, according to the "platt" which Worcester showed him, except the two small ditches which he has already mentioned to Henry. He will assist them with workmen and pioneers and timber, but fears the scaffolds cannot all be finished by the appointed day. Those for the Queen's ladies and lords shall be first done, and the rest can be finished in the evenings after the feats of arms are over. He said it was impossible to make houses at each end of the field where the jousts are, in time, and sufficient stuff could not be obtained, and that he thought pavilions and tents more suitable. Told him they would be but small houses of wainscot, such as are used in princes' camps in time of war; at which he said such houses were good, and he would speak to his master. Touching victual, he said, before Vaux, Sandes and Belknap, that there would be no lack either for horses or men, and he had already ordered wine, flesh, and horsemeat to be provided at Merguyson, where a staple would be made, and the King's subjects could buy what they wanted. Will write again after their next meeting. Calais, 18 April. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: To my lord Cardinal, legate a latere and chancellor. Endd.
18 April.
I. p. XXXIV.
747. SIR JOHN PEACHY and others to WOLSEY.
Have received the King's letters, dated Greenwich, 10 April, commanding them to provide victuals and horses against the coming of his grace and his nobles. Have been sore destitute many years past, owing to a murrain among the cattle, and because the King's takers "lying about the borders of the sea coast next adjoining unto us have taken and made provision thereof contrary to the old ordinance, so that we be utterly destitute by reason of the same." The butchers in the town have not beef and mutton for the ordinary retinue for three weeks at most; nor is there fuel for one whole week. Pray that the victuallers of Calais may repair with their ships, from time to time, to make purveyance of provision and fuel for Calais, without interruption from the King's officers. Calais, 18 April. Signed: John Peache, Wm. Sandys, Edw. Guldeford, Rob. Wotton, Cryst. Garneys.
18 April.
R. O.
St. Pap. VI. 57.
Wrote on the 9th. The King has been engaged in hunting. He returned to Blois on Saturday, and was visited by Wingfield on Monday. He told the latter that he had heard of the dispatch of ambassadors to Flanders from England, but was confident it would not impair their amity. Wingfield explained. Francis then talked of a new great ship, "which is now amaking, of the greatness of your grace's, and reasoneth in this mystery of shipman's craft as one which had understanding in the same. But, sir, he approacheth not your highness in that science." Gives a description of the boar hunting in France, and compares their mode of hunting and hawking with that practised in England. Clarencieux is arrived, and has been presented to the King, "being coifed and in his nightgown." He ordained the publication of the challenge tomorrow at three o'clock. Everybody is highly pleased. He then talked to Wingfield of the Order of the Garter; and the latter thinks he would be glad to have it. He has heard of the interview between Henry and Charles, to take place after that between himself and the King. Gives an account of the publication. This morning the King left, and the ladies have gone to Paris. Wingfield is very favorably entertained, especially by the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber, of whom is Mons. Rochepotte, brother to Montmorency. Blois, 18 April. Signed.
18 April.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
Ellis, 1 Ser.
I. 166.
Since Clarencieux's arrival with the King's writings for the publication of the challenge, which was done yesterday, the court is in better hope of the interview. The delivery of the King's letters by his grace to Marrenesse in the presence of the ambassador of Flanders has at last recompensed the long witholding of them. This day the King removes towards Paris. He wishes to know if the King his brother will forbear making rich tents and pavilions: "and looketh daily to receive fro him as well his measure for the making of the cuirass as also to receive the vauntbrasse and gauntlet." Blois, 18 April.
Mutilated, p. 1.
18 April.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
[Lilgrave] puts them in hopes by his letters [of procuring] out of Holland such timber, board and glass as he was commissioned to do. They will be able to finish the square court at Guisnes by the last day of May, provided John Rastell, Clement Urmeston, and John Browne, the King's painter, "do make and garnish all the roses,—a marvellous great charge, for the roses be large and stately." They cannot finish them till they get more money. Here is none but crowns, "and they be not valued at so much in London as they go for h[ere]." Wishes Sir John Heron to take a declaration from them how the money has been employed. It appears by Urmeston's bill that the roses will amount to a large sum. Begs that Wolsey will call them before him, and do what is expedient to finish the work, "that the King be not disappointed of his roses." The duke of Suffolk has many batons of Urmeston's making, and "divers of the King's arms and beasts cast in moulds which now would do great ease and furtherance to the King's business." Begs he will get the Duke to lend them. Requests him to command Hopton to deliver to Henry Comptroller "all such cables, ropes, and cords" as he can spare. The French King [is making great preparations for] "this triumph at Arde, and hath ta ... four houses of the town, and a great piece of the ... abbey there called Anderne, and intendeth to make great ... wherein much of his pastimes shall be showed, as the mast[er of the] works there did report." Timber is being provided at Rouen... "the same tilt, counter, lists, stages, and barriers that were ... set up in Paris." The bearer will inform Wolsey as to the meeting of my lord Chamberlain with Chatillon for viewing the ground. Guysnes, 18 [April]. Signed.
Mutilated, pp. 2.
19 April.
R. O.
Notwithstanding that Wolsey stopped a suit brought against him by one Myles in the Common Pleas, on the ground that a Chancellor for the time being ought not to be sued in that court, "for then the Common Pleas should have superiority upon the Chancellor," and had forbidden the officers of the Chancery to make out writs in that behalf, a new writ has been issued by Paul Coke, a cursitory in the Chancery, and received in the Common Pleas by Thos. Bonam, keeper of the writs there. Betson, Mydlemore and Anthony Lowe were solicitors for the writ, Myles himself being a prisoner at Westminster. "Had never pennyworth" of the goods Myles speaks of. Knoll, 19 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: My lord cardinal of Yorke and legate de latere. Endd.
20 April.
R. O.
St. Pap. VI. 61.
Wrote on the 18th, and before leaving Blois visited the Dauphin, "to whose chamber I was conveyed by the seigneurs de Lescue and Suffoke, where we found him in his bed." "He was marvellously well disposed to be joyous as ever I saw child; and among other things took a marvellous pleasure in young Kyngston, whom, after he had seen once, he called him beau fils, whom he would sometime have kneel down, and sometime stand up. In effect, sir, I have not seen any child take a greater phantasy to no creature than he did to the said Kyngston. I saw him out of all his clouts. I assure your highness it is as fair a babe as can be, and as large for his age." Dined with the Legate's brother. The Admiral thinks that the King will be at Montpypeawe or Chasteauneuf on St. George's day; and then spoke to him of the Garter, and thought that an interchange of Orders would not be difficult. He concluded by saying: "Monsr. l'ambassadeur, I would I could report to you the semblable words which the King my master hath devised to speak to the King his good brother at their meeting, which I promise you, on mine honor, be of such efficacy that if your master could have appetite a mordre mon maistre, aiant entendue lesdictes parolles, il le logeroit dedens son cueur, sil estoit possible." Bogeansye, 20 April.
Sent two letters on the 9th and 18th, addressed under the French ambassadors' packets. Signed.
21 April. 753. MONASTERY OF MERTON, Winchester dioc.
Writ to the escheator of Cornwall for restitution of temporalities on election of John Lacy as prior, whose fealty is ordered to be taken by Robt. Toneys and Will. Burbank. Westm., 21 April.
ii. Similar writs for Surrey and Sussex, Essex and Herts, Cambridge, Berks and Oxon., Hants and Wilts, Devon, Norfolk, Beds and Bucks, and Kent. Westm., 21 April.
Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 33.
Licence to Alfred, the abbot, to hold a weekly market on Friday, in the town of Bukfastelee, and two fairs annually, of three days each; viz., one at Bukfastelee, commencing on the eve of St. John ante Portam Latinam; and the other at Brente, Devon, ending on the day of St. Gabriel.
Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 33.
Mortmain licence to Richard Randall, the prior, and the convent, to acquire possessions to the annual value of 12 marks.
Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 29.
22 April.
R. O.
Went yesterday with Worcester to the Pope with Wolsey's letters about the archbishop of Canterbury. He is now away from the city, and has entrusted the affair to the cardinal Sanctorum Quatuor. Was told some days ago that the Pope was going to send a nuncio, but said nothing of it, as he did not hear it on good authority, and could ascertain neither the person nor the time. Now that the meeting of the two Kings is reported as certain, though the Pope does not mention the nuncio, it is generally believed that Petrus de Pazzis, a Florentine nobleman, related to the Pope, and a layman of mature age, will be sent. Is sending his secretary to England. Rome, 22 April 1520. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: R. D. meo, &c. card. Ebor. Angliæ primati ac S.D.N. et apostolicæ Sedis legato.
23 April.
Vit. B. XX.
B. M.
His ambassador will have told all [that has] been devised in the matter which the King and Wolsey desire. Wishes nothing more than to please and satisfy the King, as will be understood more fully by the letter which he has written to Henry. Prays Wolsey to see that the interview takes place as soon as possible, as his ambassador will tell him more fully for whom he begs credence. 23 April. Signature mutilated.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.: A mons. le Cardinal d'Engleterre.
23 April.
R. O.
In behalf of Owen Tomson, who has for six years occupied his mint at Canterbury, and who is sued by Robt. Trappys, goldsmith of London. Trappys surmises that his servant delivered to Tomson, to be coined, certain bullion, amounting to a great sum, and intends to have him condemned in London, contrary to right, because he is of great power and substance. Otford, 23 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To the card. of York and legate de latere. Endd.
23 April. 759. For SIR ROB. BRUDENELL.
To be chief justice of the King's Bench. Westm., 23 April. Scored out as cancelled, but without note of vacatur.
Pat. 12 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 20.
24 April.
R. O.
Receipt by Robt. Bayly, proctor of the House of Shene, dated 24 April 12 Hen. VIII., for 26s. 8d. from Sir Thos. Lucy, by Olyver Ireland, his servant, due "for a pension of the abbey of Lawnder, to be paid for Ashby Leger."
25 April.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
Has just received a packet from their ambassador in England, addressed to the English ambassador in France, which he has dispatched. Has sent off La Bastie to Calais. Begs to have Worcester's instructions about the lists as soon as possible, because the time is short. "A Ar[dre]," 25 April. Signed.
Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add.: A Mons., Mons. le conte de Worcestre, grant chambellan d'Angleterre.
25 April.
Mart. Amp.
Col. III. 1306.
762. HENRY VIII. to LEO X.
Urges very strongly the claims of the bishop of Worcester to the cardinalate. Greenwich, 25 April 1520. Signed by Vannes.
Lat. Add.
26 April.
R. O.
In behalf of his servant Rob. Coosen, who is molested by Ric. Hawke, Will. Serles, and Thos. Serlys in a suit at law. Hopes that Wolsey will not think that he is acting from partiality in summoning Will. Serles to answer on a charge of perjury. Otford, 26 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: My lord card. of York and legate de latere. Endd.
26 April.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
This morning Mons. de Bastye came from Chastillyon at Arde, and complained to him that it was said for truth that Henry would wait to see the king of Castile before speaking with Francis. Worcester replied that he knew of no promise made to that effect, but if the elect Emperor did land in England, Henry could not but receive him as honorably as Henry VII. did his father, and that Henry was determined to keep the day of meeting with Francis. De Bastye then inquired if he had heard Henry's pleasure as to the place for the second meeting and for the camp, which it was desirable to settle immediately. "And also that the sa[me lord Chastill]on hath had plain [instructions from the] King his master that ... the second meeting an ... according to the order and appointment th[at my] lord Cardinal had made and send to his [said] master" under his own hand and seal; it was "to be indifferent be[tween] Arde and Guisnes," not elsewhere. Worcester replied that it should be so if any such ground could be found midway between Arde and Guisnes, or else in some place not more distant from the said place for the second meeting or camp and Arde, than between Guisnes and the foresaid places. Promised, if it were agreeable to Henry, to go and speak with Chastillon at Guisnes, and meanwhile to get ready timber and materials for the camp. After dinner La Bastie expressed a desire, "for the love he beareth to the King's grace," to tell him one thing, which he feared might be an obstacle to the interview, though he swore, "as he was a true gentleman," he was never commissioned to mention it. He said that if the King had, as it was noised through all Flanders, arranged a prior meeting with the King of Castile, it was contrary to the promise made by my lord Cardinal in the King's name; "tha[t] my said lord Cardinal showed him that y[our] grace had knowledge that there was [some] communication for interview betwixt the [King] his master and the king of Castile; [and] that my Lady, his master's mother, and [my lord] Chyevres, had appointed to ... for the conclusion thereof ... King his master ... met with him, whereupo[n] ... bade him write to the King his ma[ster, if] he will promise not to speak or meet [with the] said king of Castile till your grace and h[e] been togethers, he woll do the same, or else th[at his] grace could not;" that Francis had accordingly consented to the Cardinal's desire; and that if Francis had seen the king of Castile before meeting with Henry, he thought the latter would have been displeased, and the meeting broken off. Worcester replied that he had heard nothing of any such promises, but if they had been made he ... Has written divers letters, which have not been answered. Desires to know the King's mind, as Chastillyon calls upon him every day. Calais, 26 April.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 5. Add.: To the King most excellent highness. Endd.
26 April.
R. O.
Wrote on the 17th inst. touching my meeting with Chastillyon between Guisnes and Ardre to view and order the camp, when we could not agree unless I had acted contrary to my instructions; and again on the 18th and the 23rd on the same subject; to all which I have had no answer. Enclose a letter received today from Chatillon, which I cannot answer until I hear from the King or you. We have not yet agreed about the place, and he thinks I am dissembling with him. Wish therefore to know the King's pleasure as soon as possible. There are 1,000 pioneers at Arde, ready to set to work at the camp, but nothing can be done until I hear from the King and you. Lord Bastye came to me suddenly this morning, and brought word that Chatillon thinks I am very long in answering him, and concluding where the second meeting and the camp shall be. His post is come, "and hath answer to do therein as your grace hath appointed by your writing," of which he has a copy. He says that our charge will soon be performed, if I have power to act according to it; but he thinks it will be impossible to "perform all our plate by the day appointed" if I tarry long.
La Bastye has showed me many other matters concerning the meeting with the Emperor, which I have written to the King. A letter must be sent to Sandes, Vaux and Belknap, to command purveyors to provide timber, brick and carpenters. They are loath to meddle with it, saying they have no charge from the King, and I have none as yet. Calais, 26 April. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace, legate a latere and chancellor of England.
26 April.
Er. Ep. XV.
Of More's dispute with Brixius: the Anti-Morus and More's epigrams. Urges More not to reply, but let the dispute die, and suppress the lines which gave offence to his opponent. Antwerp, 6 kal. Maii 1520.
Er. Ep. XV.
In reply to the above. Defends himself from the calumnies of Brixius—exposes the malevolence, bad faith and vanity of the latter. When they are together at Calais, for which place the King is now starting, they will have an opportunity of talking this matter over. Expects to see Erasmus at the interview, and thinks that as Brixius is secretary to the French queen he will be present also. 1520.
26 April.
S. B.
Licence to import annually during his life 20 tuns of wine for his own household, without paying duty. Del. Westm., 26 April 12 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 12 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9.
28 April.
R. O.
The enclosed writings came today. The great personage in trouble, as the bearer reports, is the abbot of De la Voult, near St. James's Hospital at Paris. It is for some words he spoke, "which were uttered to the French king by Englishmen, as he saith." He is guarded in his own house. "Also where he ever writeth to have reward as hath been promised him, the promise hath not been made by me, nor in my time." Only at this present time I told the bearer that if his master could find out the intent of the Frenchmen, and send me news every twelve or fourteen days, instead of every month or two months, I would ask you to procure him a reward. Sends a bill of news collected by the spies. They are out again to do the best they can. Calais, 28 April. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace, legate, &c. Endd.
28 April.
R. O.
Learns from the treaty concluded between his ambassadors and the English commissioners, and also from the letters of Joannes de Salice his secretary, the arrangements made for the meeting between Henry and himself. Thanks Wolsey, and is now ready to start, waiting only for a favorable wind. Hopes the meeting will not be interfered with if he is delayed for a few days by adverse weather. Coruña,— (fn. 1) April 1520; Imp. 1, "aliorum vero omnium quinto." Signed: "Yo el Rey."
Lat., p. 1. Add.
28 April.
R. O.
Ratification, under the great seal, of the arrangements made for his interview with Hen. VIII., between John lord de Berghes, Lawrence de Gorrevod, Gerard de Plana, Philip Haneton and John de Salice, on the one hand, and Thomas [Ruthal] bp. of Durham, Cuthbert Tunstal, LL.D., and Richard Pace on the other. Corunna, 28 April 1520.
Lat. Seal crushed.
28 April.
R. O.
Confirmation of the treaty of intercourse made by his ambassadors with England, 11 April 1520. Corunna, 28 April 1520. With seal much broken.
29 April.
Vesp. C. VII.
B. M.
Mon. Habs.
Has received his letters of the 13th, and understood by them and Jehan de la Sauch the arrangements made by his ambassadors for their interview, which are entirely satisfactory. Has despatched letters of ratification, and is only waiting for wind to leave. Has put the affairs of Spain in good order, and hopes to be at Sandwich before the 15th May; but trusts Henry will wait for him, if he be delayed by lack of wind, till at least the end of the month. Corunna, 29 April 1520. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
29 April.
Mon. Habs.
Instruction to Jehan de le Sauch, what he shall say over and above the letters which he carries to the ambassadors in England.
1. He shall inform them of Charles's state of preparation for departure; that he is only waiting for a favorable wind, in order that they may certify the king of England that if things are favorable Charles will land at the day and place agreed on, or at least soon after; and the ambassadors shall make all possible instance that, if he be detained, the King may wait for him. 2. He shall say that there is no need for Charles to send the vessels of war on the 3d of May as arranged, because he intends, if he has a good wind, to be at sea with his army by that time; but the ambassadors shall request the king of England to bring out of the port of Hampton into the Spanish sea the five vessels of war that he is to set forth, promising that Charles's army shall be equally at his disposal. La Roche and the Audiencer are to remain with Elna till Charles's arrival. Corunna, 29 April 1520. Signed.
29 April.
Vit. B. IV.
B. M.
Has received his letter of the 14 April. Learns by Johannes de Salice, the imperial secretary, Wolsey's good wishes and desire for a conference between their sovereigns, which will be extremely agreeable to the Emperor, who is only waiting for a fair wind. Hopes to be at the place appointed on the day fixed, but requests to have a few days' grace if prevented by stress of weather. Refers him to Jo. de Salice and the bishop of Elna. Coronna, x[xix] (fn. 2) April 1520. Signed.
Lat., mutilated, p. 1.
30 April.
Mon. Habs.
Abth. II.
Bd. I. 173.
Thanks her for what she has done to promote his interview with Henry VIII., the arrangements for which have given him the greatest satisfaction. Is ready to sail, and only waiting for wind. Trusts to see her at the time appointed, but hopes, if any delay occur, that she will get the King to wait for him, as he has given him hopes that he will do. Corunna, 30 April 1520. Signed.
R. O.
Hears he is intending to cross the sea to meet the French king. Cannot attend on him to offer his services, but sends the bearer, one of his secret servants. Rome,— (fn. 3) April 1520. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
Vit. B. xx.
B. M.
"... as the said princes be of [great coura]ges, activity and valiantness, (fn. 4) by reason whereof they ... at the said interview to do and execute feats of arms and make challenges against all comers ... is therefore to me thought convenient that in case the said princes shall mind so to do, [and] that the French king can be agreable to come to Guysnesse, Calais, or to Saint Peter's within the King's pale with his Queen and ladies, there to sojourn with the King my master" for 5 or 6 days, a place may be prepared there for the said feats of arms. In like manner the King his master may, with his Queen and ladies and nobles, go to Arde to stay with the French king for a similar purpose; or else "after acquaintance and thorough intelligence had betwixt the [pri]nces, a covena[ble pl]ace between Gwynes [and] Arde may be [app]ointed by mutual [con]sent, where the [said] feats may be [exec]uted." It will be expedient, for the safety of the princes and visitors, to have the place encamped and fortified; the king of England to resort to Guysnes, and the king of France to Arde daily, after the triumphs are over; and from time to time "the one prince to banquet and take pastime of pleasure with the other."
Draft, in Ruthal's hand, mutilated, p. 1.
April./GRANTS. 779. GRANTS in APRIL 1520.
2. Alan Percy, clk., brother of Henry Percy, earl of Northumberland. Grant of a messuage, with garden, in Stepenheth, Midd., which Thomas earl of Surrey and Anne his wife held by patent 14 March 1 Hen. VIII., which was surrendered on the death of the said Anne. Del. Westm., 2 April 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.
2. Sir Rob. Brudenell, John Cheyne and Th. Langston. Wardship and marriage of Thomas s. and h. of Sir Rob. Cotton; on surrender by Hugh Edwardys, John Turnour and Geo. Quareles, executors of Sir John Sharpp, now deceased, of patent 30 Oct. 10 Hen. VIII., granting the same to the said John Sharpp. Del. Westm., 2 April 11 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 2, m. 28.
2. John Dutton, alias Dyttyn, of Chester, of Hatton, Cheshire, of London, of Weston, Oxon., and of Holt, chaplain. Pardon. Del. Westm., 2 April 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
3. Alexander Manseno. Licence to import 600 tuns of Gascony wine and Toulouse woad. Eltham, 27 March 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 April.—P. S.
4. Benedic de Opiciis. Licence to export 300 tuns of beer. Eltham, 30 March 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 April.—P.S.
11. Ric. Cachemaid, page of the Chamber, and Th. Garton, page of the Wardrobe of Beds. To be beadles of the forest of Dean, Glouc., and doorwards of the castle of St. Briavel there, upon surrender by Cachemaid of pat. 30 July 4 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 10 March 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 April.—P.S.
12. Sir Wm. Compton. Licence to impark land in Overcompton and Nethercompton alias Compton Vyneyatys, Warw. Del. Westm., 12 April 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.
12. Sir Wm. Compton. Exemption from serving on juries, &c. Del. Westm., 12 April 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.
13. Th. Warde, yeoman harbinger. To be doorward of Walingforde castle, Berks, parcel of the duchy of Cornwall, vice Wm. Norburghe, deceased. Eltham, 28 March 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 32.
16. Feodaries of Crown Lands. Appointment of Th. Baskervyle as feodary of crown lands in cos. Heref., Glouc. and Worc., and the Marches of Wales. Westm., 16 April.
ii. Similar appointment of Th. Hall, in cos. Hunts, Linc. and Camb.—Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 18. (fn. 5)
17. Lawrence Eglesfeld. Lease of the site of the manors of Sutton and Elmyngton, York; and among other appurtenances a parcel of land in the tenure of Wm. Robynson, in Elmyngton; and the farm of the fishery of the river Derwent; for 21 years, at various annual rents. Del. Westm., 17 April 11 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Enrolled, Pat. 12 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 17.
18. Rob. Litle, groom of the wardrobe of Beds. To have a corrody in Elye priory, vice Rob. Baildon, in same manner as Sir John Sherpe. Greenwich, 17 April 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 (?) April.—P.S.
18. Ric. Wright, of Honnesdon, Herts. Pardon ..., 4 April 11 Hen. VIII.—Del. ..., 18 April. P.S.
Sir Henry Wyat, master of the crown jewels. Grant to him and his heirs of free warren in his demesne lands of the manors of Alynton, Boxley, Ovenell, Rundall, Okyngton and Milton, Kent; and in his other demesne lands in the parishes of Alyngton, Aylesford, Boxley, Shorne and Milton, Kent.—Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21.
Commission of Gaol Delivery.—Guildford Castle: Sir John Fyneux, John More and Simon Fitz, who are to convene at Southwark. Cancelled.—Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 30d.
Sir Ric. Carewe and Ric. Devenysshe. Inspeximus and confirmation of pat. 6 May 14 Ric. II. confirming—
I. Charter, 30 Edw. I., being a grant of free warren to John, son of Geoff. de Sancto Leodegario (St. Leger) and Isabella his wife, in Writlinge, Boxtepe, Dabyngton and Broxmedle, Suss., and Offeley, Herts.
II. Charter, 11 Edw. III., being a grant to Thos. de Hoo, knt., of a market and fair at Wortlyng, Suss., fairs at Bocstepe and Dabyngton, and free warren in Hoo and Stopisley, Beds., and Whathamstede, Herts.
Sir Ric. is son and heir [of Alianora, d. of Th. lord de Hoo and Hastings, s. (fn. 6) ] of Th. de Hoo, knt., and Isabella his wife. Ric. Devenyssh is son of Elizabeth, sister of Alianora.—Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18.
Sir John Cutt. Lease of the site of the manor of Flampsted, Herts, parcel of the lands late of the Earl of Warwick, for 21 years, at the annual rent of 106s. 8d., and 6s. 8d. of increase.—S.B.
24. Rob. Smythyate alias Gyll, of Laurence Waltham, Berks. Pardon. Greenwich, 16 April 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 April 12 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 6.
25. Wm. Studley alias Studden, of London. Pardon for the murder of John Fyssher, of London. Del. Westm., 25 April 12 Hen. VIII.—S. B.
25. Fras. Bryan. To be steward of the manors of Stanford and Westhanney, Berks, and Buklonde, Synkleborow and Agmondsham Wodrowe, Bucks, with the usual fees. Wanstead, 15 Feb. 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 April [12 Hen. VIII.]—P.S.
25. Rob. Reynolde, of London, draper. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir John Petchie, deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 14 March 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 April 12 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
25. Roger Brereton, of Westminster, alias of Malpasse, Chesh. Pardon for the murder of Ric. Tilston at Westminster. Del. Westm., 25 April 12 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
26. Rob. Gyrton and Anne his wife, John Wodmansee and Thos. Wodmansee. Licence to alienate the manor of Mantell, and lands in Missenden Parva, Bucks, to Simon Watson, Ric. Irelonde, Thos. Waldram and Rob. Symes. Westm., 26 April.—Pat. 12 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 20.
26. Nich. Goode. Lease, on security of Th. Avelyn, of Okyngham, Berks, fuller, and Edw. Goode, of Echelford, Middx., of the manor of Shawe in Old and New Wyndesore, Berks, for 21 years from Mich. 1522, at the annual rent of 24l. and 6s. 8d. increase.—S.B. (undated). Westm., 26 April. Pat. 12 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 27.
27. Alexander Lovell, of Mylton, Oxon., shepherd. Pardon for stealing a sheep, value 2s., from Henry Asshenden, at Mylton, belonging to Hugh Lenton. Del. Westm., 27 April 12 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Signed: Lewis Pollard.
27. Henry Bele, of Bristoll, alias of Strand hospital, without the bars of the New Temple, London, alias of Portbury, Somerset. Pardon, Del. Westm., 27 April 12 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
27. Wm. Crosse, of Burton, Heref., and Thomas his son. Pardon for stealing sheep, the property of Ric. Bulkyn, at Stretford. Greenwich, 15 April 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 April 12 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 12.
27. Reginald Dygby and Anne his wife. Livery of lands, Anne being one of the four sisters and heirs of John son of John Danvers, and one of the three sisters and heirs of Mary Danvers, another of the four sisters and heirs of John Danvers, junr., which John Danvers, junr., and Mary Danvers, were late in the King's custody. Greenwich, 11 April 11 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 April 12 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
27. Brian Newcomen. Lease of waste lands called Saltefleteby Meles, in the King's soke of Gayton, Linc., between Saltefletehaven and Skydebrowke on the north, Thedylthorp on the south, the sea walls of Saltefleteby on the west, the sea on the east, for 14 years from Mich. 1525, at the annual rent of 20s., and 6s. 8d. of increase. Del. Westm., 27 April 12 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 1, m. 6.
27. Stephen Jobson. Revocation of protection in consequence of his staying at Cardyff. Westm., 27 April.—Pat. 12 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 20.
28. Benedict Davy and John Cheltham. Lease of three mills, in the lordship of Olney, Bucks, lately belonging to Anne late countess of Warwick, with tolls, &c., for 21 years, at the annual rent of 11l. 6s. 8d. Also remission of the said rent for the first year, to be expended in repairing the mills, and the same every fourth year for repair of the millstones. Del. Westm., 28 April 12 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
28. John Wylson, clk. Presentation to the vicary of Artreth church, Carl. dioc., vice Ranulph Denton, dec. Greenwich, 25 April 12 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 April.—P. S.
30. Rob. Banester, clk. Presentation to the church of Etton, York dioc. Greenwich, 29 April 12 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 12.


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  • 4. The first clause is corrected. The original reading was ... "as I the said Cardinal remembering, hearing and perfectly understanding [the coura]ges, activities, and valiantness of both the princes."
  • 5. Enrolled on the roll of the 11th year, apparently by mistake. See 16 April 1519.
  • 6. The words in brackets seem to have been omitted. By an inquisition of 33 Hen. VI. it is stated that Th. Hoo and Elizabeth his wife had issue Ann, then wife of Geoffrey Boleyn, alderman of London; and that on Elizabeth's death Hoo married Eleanor, daughter of Sir Leo Wellys, and had issue Ann, Eleanor and Elizabeth. Another inquisition of 20 Edw. IV. shows that Ann Boleyn, widow of Geoffrey, Ann wife of Roger Copley, Eleanor wife of Nich. Carewe, and Elizabeth wife of John Devenyssh, were daughters of Thomas late lord de Hoo and Hastings, son of Sir Thomas Hoo, and heirs of the latter.