Henry VIII: September 1520

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: September 1520', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 3, 1519-1523, (London, 1867) pp. 356-369. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol3/pp356-369 [accessed 21 April 2024]


September 1520

1 Sept.
Er. Ep. XVI. 3.
Remembers with gratitude Burbank's kindness, which commenced at Rome, and has never ceased since then. Burbank caught some of Montjoy's spirit. Speaks of his friends, Thomas Lovell, LL.D., Robert Toneys, Franc. Phillips, Francis the physician, Sampson, Gonell, Clement, Pace, Cuthbert Tunstal. "O vere splendidum Cardinalem qui tales viros habet in consiliis, cujus mensa talibus luminibus cingitur!" Louvain, kal. Sep. 1520.
1 Sept.
Galba, B. VI.
B. M.
969. For CUTHBERT TUNSTALL, Master of the Rolls.
Commission as ambassador to Charles V., in accordance with the treaty of the 14th July. London, 1st Sept. 1520, 12 Hen. VIII.
Copy, Lat., pp. 2.
1 Sept.
R. O.
Wages of the Princess's Household from 1 Oct. 11 Hen. VIII. to 1 Sept. 12 Hen. VIII.
Gentlemen.—John Morgan, Ant. Coton, Hen. Dylcok, Wm. Haryet, Hugh Penyngton, and Thos. Morton, 7½d. a day.
Valets.—Roger Lee, John Kene, Ric. Baker, Thos. Donstall, Wm. Blakney, John Spokysman, John Buttes, John Parker, and John Rokes, 3d. a day.
Grooms of the Chamber.—Ric. Woode, John Bell, David a Pierce, and Thos. Bedale, 40s. a year.
Grooms of the Household.—Wm. Wakerell, John Parre, Martin Aldewyn, Oliver Hunt, Thos. Ynglysh, Robt. Harryngton, Wm. Sponar, John Warde, Wm. Spone, Ric. Maston, Michael Wales, and Ric. Yonge, at 40s. a year. Total, 124l. 19s. 4½d.
(Rewards to servants and others.) Ao 11. To Colyson, of Eltham, for keeping 2 cygnets, 4s. To the Queen's waferman, 3s. 4d. To Lambarde servant, bringing chickens and a pig, 8d. To the prior of Christ Church, London, bringing a present, 3s. 4d. To Lady Darcy's servants, 16d. To the abbot of Westminster's servants, bringing puddings and bread twice, 3s. 4d. To the gardeners of Greenwich, Hanworth, Richmond and Windsor, for strawberries and cherries, 6s. 8d. To my lady of Syon's servant, for quails and rabbits, 3s. 4d. To my lady of Oxford's servant, for conveying the Princess by water from Richmond to Syon and back, 2s. To the keeper of Hampton Court, for cherries and strawberries, 20d. Total, 29s. 8d.
Spent on persons from France sent by the King to the Princess at Richmond: Ypocras, 4 gals., 10s. 8d.; cherries, 7s. 4d.; old apples, 2s.; wafers, 5s. 3d.; strawberries, 10s. Total, 35s. 3d.
Pp. 5.
6 Sept.
R. O.
The bishop of Cork and Clone has deceased. Many of great alliance in the land have made suit for the bishopric, "which we have forborne, having respect to their abilities, learning and virtuous conversation, which we by examination perceived in them slender and feeble." Recommend Waltier Wesley, prior of Conal, "a famous clerk, noted the best in this land,—a man of gravity and virtuous conversation, and a singular mind having to English order." When they proposed that he should take the bishopric, he excused himself, "as not apt therefor, as well because he was situate among his friends and kinsmen, and in the other parts but a stranger." At their solicitation he consented to take the bishopric, which is under a hundred marks, provided he might hold his priory in commendam. Dublin, 6 Sept. Signed: T. Surrey, Will. Dubliñ, H. Midensis, J. Rawson, prior of Kylmayñ.
P.1. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace.
6 Sept.
Lamb. 602,
f. 63.
St. P. II. 42.
Eighteen soldiers have conspired to steal a fisherboat of sixteen tons, go to sea, get a better ship, and turn rovers. Wishes he had the same authority as Dorset had in Spain, or as he has upon the sea; otherwise he cannot keep order. Victuals are so dear, the soldiers cannot live on 4d. a day. Wheat is sold for 16s. a quarter, and malt for a mark. The Irish are at peace. The death continues in the English pale. Has had no answer to his letters, and wants money. Sends the confession of O'Karoyll's brother, who was present when abbot Heke delivered to his brother a letter from Kildare. Thinks if Wolsey would put William Delahide "into the Tower, and to be pained to confess the truth, that no man can disclose more of the Earl's counsel than he." It is reported that the Earl shall marry the King's kinswoman, and return to his place; of which the Irish are much afraid. Dublin, 6 Sept. Signed.
ii. Confession of Donogh O'Karroll; sc., that in Easter week last O'Keroyll received by Heke, abbot of Monaster Evyn, a letter from Kildare in England, containing these words in Irish:—
"Life and health to O'Carrol from the earl of Kildare. There is no Irishman in Ireland that I am better content with than with you, and whenever I come into Ireland I will do you good for anything ye shall do for me. And any displeasure that I have done to you, I shall make you amends therefor; desiring you to keep good peace to Englishmen, till an English deputy come there; and when any English deputy shall come thither, do your best to make war upon Englishmen there, except such as be towards me, whom you know well yourself."
8 Sept.
R. O.
On his arrival in London sent to master Cutte's for the keys of the treasury, to search for the treaty concluded with France after the siege of Bolaine. (fn. 1) Neither he nor his clerks were in town. "If your grace at your coming to the court do demand of my lord of Durham of the article of Arde which I showed your grace of, I think he can inform your grace." On Monday will set forward, according to his appointment with Wolsey. London, 8 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. "My lord Card. of York, legate de latere and chancellor of England."
R. O.
On the 5th inst. Knight, Sampson, Sir John Wiltshire and John Hewster, governor of the merchants adventurers, arrived at Bruges, thinking, as the day appointed by the King for the diet was arrived, the commissioners would be ready. That day one of the clerks of the Steelyard in London saluted them in the name of the fellowship, bringing them wine, &c. He told them the orators of Coleyne were not come, but would be there in two days. On the 8th the orators of Lubyk and Hamborough met them at the White Friars, Bruges, and told them the "good mind and service" the whole fellowship owed to the King. They excused the delay, and said that last summer, in a general council at Lubyk, it was agreed that the orators of Coleyn should be present, but that they had received letters from Coleyn, saying that the orators were hindered, but would be there in three days, promising if they did not arrive they would send to Antwerp for the remainder of their company, who are ready at Antwerp, [and will be] at Bruges the 10 or 11th inst. at furthest. Wish to know Wolsey's pleasure if such excuses continue to be made. Bruges, 8 Sept. Signatures torn off.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate's grace. Endd.
9 Sept.
Vit. B. IV. 68.
B. M.
975. _ to WOLSEY.
In behalf of some relative of the Pope's chamberlain, who wishes Wolsey to intercede with the lady Margaret that he may obtain possession of a certain monastery within her jurisdiction. The writer's secretary, Roberto, will give him particulars. London, 9 Sept. 1[520]. (fn. 2) Signature burnt off.
Lat., p. 1. Th. card. Ebor. apost. sedis de latere legato.
12 Sept.
Vesp. C. I. 311.
B. M.
976. SPAIN.
"News out of Spain by letter dated at Valdolytte the 12th day of September."
The cardinal of Tortosa is at Valladolid; the people had promised "they will see him lack nothing if he do not mell with their business." The treasurer Bargas has left Portillo; the "Shereman capitayne" of Medina del Campo carries a naked sword, swearing he will not sheathe it till he has killed Fonseca. The mischief done in the town exceeds 500,000 ducats. The Cardinal, to appease the people, has commanded the men of war not to follow Fonseca, and pretends that he and the council disapproved of the enterprise. John de Padilla was at Torra de Sillas in constant communication with the estates at Avilla, and with the Queen, who either will not speak, or not to any purpose. The estates demand an account of the 5,600,000 ducats of gold found by them, and of the money received by the Emperor since the decease of the king of Arragon; that the farm of the crown revenues be given to the towns, and not to marrayns; that appointments be given to subjects, not to strangers. When the Emperor is away his revenues are to be locked up at the places where they are received. The troops of the commons to be paid out of them. John de Padilla has compelled the farmers of "the three magistrates" to pay the farms to receivers appointed by the commons. The towns are executing strict justice. The inhabitants of Najara were prevented from joining the insurrection by the wise conduct of the Duke. The commons of Seville have broken open the prisons of the inquisition, and delivered the prisoners. The Emperor's portion of the gold of the Indies had been seized by the commons for the use of the towns. The tithes of the Archbishop have been refused. There is no other remedy except the immediate return of the Emperor to Spain.
In the hand of Spinelly's clerk, pp. 3.
14 Sept.
Er. Ep. XIII. 1.
Wishes other sovereigns would follow the example of Henry VIII. in their patronage of learning. Sends the King his answer to Lee, who is suborned by others, as Erasmus thinks, who dare not come forward and attack him openly. Antwerp, festo Exalt. Crucis, 1520.
15 Sept.
Galba, B. VI.
B. M.
Wrote last on the 12th. Yesterday Rodorego Nino, a Spanish gentleman, arrived here from the cardinal of Tortosa, having left Valladolid on the 3d. He brings word "how they brente and lost of Medina del Campo is greater then it was written," the town being almost entirely destroyed. Fonseca, perceiving that the people had assembled to besiege him, and being unable to resist, dissolved his army, and retired to a place in the mountains of Biscay, belonging to his brother the bishop of Burgos. On hearing of it, "the commons proceeded not so hasty," and with 10,000 men went and took two towns of Fonseca's near Medina del Campo. The chief captain in Valladolid is the Infant of Granada. Digo de Quygnones commands the foot. The cardinal, licenciato Sapata, licenciato Aquyrri and Quintana remain there of the Privy Council. The archbishop of Granada, comendador major of Castile, and the rest, are fled. Every man respects the Cardinal; and though he is not obeyed, he has done good. The estates of Castile assembled at Avilla had not yet determined anything concerning the government, owing to the absence of some deputies of the towns. The Cardinal, the Constable and others urge the King's immediate going, or all other arrangements will be useless, and it is thought the Constable and Admiral will not accept the charge lately given them without the consent of the estates. You may be sure nothing can be more objectionable to the governors than the King's going to Spain. Some say he must go for the security of all his crowns; which were a wise opinion if it could be followed up, and if the estates of Almain would take the enterprise upon themselves. The King leaves in 10 days for Acon, whither the Archduchess and queen of Arragon will also go. Don Fernando remains here. When I ask about our further proceeding, the lord Marquis says we shall know at Acon. The governor of Bresse and Chancellor speak confusedly. I see they cannot tell themselves, and that all depends upon how they find the Germans disposed. Berghes told me the Stiliards claim to have bought their privileges in England with their money and blood, and are determined to maintain them. They trust if the King increase his amity with the king of the Romans, some article will be made touching them. Brussels, 15 Sept. 1520. Signed.
Pp. 3, mutilated. Add.
15 Sept.
Galba, B. VII.
B. M.
The ambassadors of the Hanse deputed for this diet assembled at Bruges on the 12th. Next day we met at the place accustomed, and showed them the King's benevolent mind as contained in our instructions, and our commissions, which they found sufficient. Told them there were great complaints of depredations upon the English, which we aggravated by estimation of great sums, and by exhibiting certain books and bills of complaint. On our proposing to deliberate for redress, they asked a day's delay for each to think of the best way. On the 14th we returned and brought them to this point, that they would treat upon generals and particulars together, agreeably to your instructions. We then required the ambassadors of the Hanse to state in writing the number and names of the towns that made the body of the Hanse at the first grant of their privileges. They said such a thing had never been doubted before, but they would do their best to give us knowledge. We said this was very necessary, and wondered they could not show what members made up the body they represented; and though we consented for the time to talk of other matters, we would certainly insist upon this point. We are at great expense here, and the days of our diets are passed. Bruges, 15 Sept. Signed: William Knighte, Thomas More, John Wilsher k. Richard S[ampson].
P.1, mutilated. Add.: To my lord Legate's grace. Endd. in modern hand: 15 Sept., Bruges. Knight, More, Wilsher, Sampson, Hannibal, Howst (Hewster ?)
15 Sept.
Vit. B. IV. 68*.
B. M.
Has heard that Wolsey had crossed the sea, and after making a pilgrimage to St. Mary of Walsingham, had returned safe to London. Has often regretted that he could not be present at the conference. The Pope has put off the French legation for a year. Francis is very anxious for the promotion of the archbishop of Toulouse, lord of Longueville, to the cardinalate, and opposes the exaltation of the bishop of Liege. Rome, 15 Sept. 1520. Signature burnt off.
Lat., p. 1, mutilated.
15 Sept.
R. O.
Requests a speedy settlement of a suit between the towns of Waterford and Ross, in which letters of Privy Seal have been delivered to the burgesses of Ross to appear before the King's council. Both the parties are poor, especially Ross. Dublin, 15 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate's grace. Endd.
17 Sept.
S. B.
Grant, in survivorship, of the reversion of the manors of Roughton, Norf., and Bedon, Berks, with remainder to their eldest son. Roughton, lately held by Richard Miot, is part of "Beamontes landes," and leased to John Buttes, of Middelton, Norf., for 21 years. Bedon was leased for a similar term to Robert Sewey, by patent 10 Hen. VIII. This grant made in lieu of patent 3 May 11 Hen. VIII., granting the said Wm. and Mabel the said manors (inter alia). Del. Woodstock, 17 Sept. 12 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 12 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16.
17 Sept.
P. S.
983. For the SUB-PRIOR and CONVENT of ST. ANDREW, OSELVIESTON, Linc. dioc.
Congé d'élire on the resignation of John Belton, late abbot. Woodstock, 15 Sept. 12 Hen. VIII. Del. Woodstock, 17 Sept.
ii. The petition of the Subprior and Convent for the above. 6 Sept. 12 Hen. VIII.
20 Sept.
R. O.
Wrote yesterday. This morning the King's ambassador, the Master of the Rolls, arrived. He brought no orders or letters for Spinelly. Supposes, therefore, he is not to follow the Emperor. Will remain here till he hears Wolsey's pleasure. Hopes he may be allowed to return and live upon the patent he obtained by Wolsey's intercession. This town intends to buy of the Emperor the "tole de ont" for 400,000 florins. Antwerp, 20 Sept. 1520.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: T[o my l]ord Cardinal's grace.
20 Sept.
Galba, B. VI.
208b. B. M.
In favor of Michael Sandrum (Sandernensis), dean of Wratislaw sent by the cardinal of Sion into England on his affairs. Mechlin, 20 Sept. 1520. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. and endd.
20 Sept.
Galba, B. VI.
B. M.
To the same purport. Malines, 20 Sept. '20. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add. Endd.
21 Sept.
R. O.
The bearer, Mons. de Rochepott, has been sent by Francis with some secret charge for you. He is more trusted than any other of the Privy Chamber, and is as glad to do anything to your honor as if he were your subject. Since coming here I have found the King so good to me, that I come into his privy chamber early or late, while the other ambassadors are standing outside. The gentlemen of his privy chamber are all kind, especially Rochepott. I am much bound to the Admiral for giving me the news which I send you from time to time. I send also a letter by my clerk, more at length. Paris, 21 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
23 Sept.
Galba, B. VI.
B. M.
Wrote last on the 20th. The Emperor's entry into Antwerp has been deferred for two reasons: (1) for an advance he requires of them upon the ordinary aid of Brabant, "howbeit the vendition of the toll the loynt as yet is not concluded;" and (2) to have the consent of the abbots of the country that the bishop of Luke should enjoy the abbey of St. Michael, on the Emperor's nomination, obtained from the Pope. To this none of them will agree, and if he insist upon it, they refuse the benevolence, saying that in times past no abbey has been given in commendam, "and that the beginning of the cardinal de Toledo with Affligyn hath caused the evil consequence to divers other monasteries." The abbots are supported by their kinsmen in the towns, and the Emperor will have great difficulty in carrying it, especially as another abbey, lately void in Hennego by the decease of the Emperor's father, has been given to the said Cardinal. The Estates of these countries have assembled at Antwerp, to know how they are to be ruled. Those of Flanders, of which Ghent is the chief, say their prince has received more money than any other in times past, and that he has but little, so they will know where it is gone. They blame the Marquis and Montayny.
The state of affairs in Spain has had a bad effect upon the commons here. I heard at my coming from Brussels that the Archduchess and Montayny are to remain here. Two posts have arrived at Mechlin since I have been here with the Master of the Rolls. The first was from the constable of Castile, saying that he and the count de Salines had left Burgos, finding the people ill disposed, and that Seville and Cordova are beginning also to be unquiet. The Constable had raised men about Burgos. John de Padilla was at Tordesillas with the Queen, and the Estates at Avilla. The news of the second post are not yet published, and as all private letters are stopped by the Master of the Posts I suppose things are not mending. If the Emperor care for those realms, he must return without delay. Castile is more inclined to the alliance with Portugal than any other, "persuading the same for to have a Queen of their tongue and custom;" these countries and Naples desire yours [and that of] Almain and Hungary.
The French are not likely to do much harm in Navarre, considering the enmity against them. Yesterday, the Chancellor told me they were anxious for a good answer from the King on the charge of Mons. de la Roche, as the French king was sending men of war into Italy; but I fancy they only wish, in case they make no conclusion with you, to seek some other shift with France, though I think they will gain nothing but an alliance per verba de præsenti with the lady Renée, whom, I think, considering her indisposition, the Emperor will not take. I think there is no man here who can make such overtures on the part of France, unless it be the commander of St. Anthony, a Frenchman born, who is ambassador to the duke of Lorraine, and in great favor with Chievres. I beg you to conceal the words spoken to me by the Chancellor. If you doubt their truth, cause the Master of the Rolls to inquire of himself.
Cardinal Sion is here, and has no answer yet about his affairs. The duke of Barri has secretly arrived. By letters from Frankfort, those of Saxony had come, with a goodly company in white harness. Michaelmas Day was appointed for the princes of the empire to be at Acon, but the Diet cannot be kept till the conclusion be taken with the Estates here, although it is said the Emperor will depart on Friday or Saturday. The elector of Mayence is come to Cologne, and will meet the Emperor at Maestricht. Has shown the premises to the Master of the Rolls. Antwerp, 23 Sept. Signed.
Pp. 5.
25 Sept.
Tit. B. XI. 415.
B. M.
St. P. II. 46.
A message is come from the earl of Ormond, that on Friday last the earl of Desmond was defeated by Cormock Oge. It is no great hurt that he is punished, for he has leaned much of late to the counsel of Irishmen, and broken the arrangements lately made at Waterford by my lord of Dublin. As it is feared the earl of Desmond will confederate with the Irish to obtain revenge, Surrey has written to him a letter, of which he sends the copy, and will go towards Munster tomorrow. Dublin, 25 Sept. Signed.
25 Sept.
R. O.
St. P. II. 47.
990. The SAME to WOLSEY.
Since writing to the King have heard divers ill reports of Desmond attacking the King's subjects. Instead of going "thitherwards on Monday come a seven-night" to pacify Desmond and Ormond, have resolved to set off in six days. The 100 horse of Sir John Bulmer are not so good personages as were here before; many are ill horsed, and there are not more than thirty spears. Wish Northumberland spears and Welsh spears, "and not with bows on horseback." Think if they had liberty to retain or discharge whom they please, they could manage better for the King. Dublin, 25 Sept. Signed.
25 Sept.
Galba, B. III.
B. M.
* * * Has delivered the letters to my Lady, to [Chie]vers and the Chancellor, with Wolsey's recommendation; and, among other things of which he has touched, are the King's letters. He asked Chievres where the diet should be held after the coronation; who answered, at Augsburgh. But the Chancellor told him that could not be settled until the Electors had been spoken with. * * * Great pageants on the 23rd. * * * "As yesterday was the anniversary day and year's mind of Philip father to the Emperor," his grace sent a gentleman to Tunstal, desiring to excuse his audience that day. "This morrow" was admitted to his presence. * * * [Will] attend at the town of Acon to be present ... of the Electors and other princes * * The Archduchess will advertise him of anything that is likely to occur to disturb the amity of the two realms.—Has had constant interviews and advice from Chievres.
In a long interview had with Chievres, the latter said, that though these commotions had been stirred up in Spain by the French, if there was any business with the latter they would go entirely against it. Antwerp, 25 Sept. Signed.
Pp. 11, very much mutilated.
26 Sept.
R. O.
According to former letters, is waiting here to know Wolsey's further pleasure. Considering the good estimation in which the Master of the Rolls, the ambassador here, is held, and his great wisdom, thinks it superfluous for him to remain longer with the Emperor. Asks to be allowed to come to England. Antwerp, 26 Sept. 1520.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: T[o my Lor]d Cardynall's grace.
2. P.S.—Has obtained an extract of news from Spain to the duke of Alba, which he has translated and encloses. The dean of the Emperor's chapel has showed him that "the jorney of Acon" is prorogued 12 days. The lord Marquis told the Dean so, with whom he is in great favor, and he has the rule about the Cardinal his nephew.
He says that the lord Marquis is in communication with Berghes to marry his niece to "the lord Grymberge second son" in consequence of the indisposition of the lord Wallon. Berghes seems to have no great mind to it, desiring first to see how the world shall go. However, a great dower might conclude the matter.
The Emperor and council are determined "to make their ground in your amity, leaving apart all other," unless compelled to the contrary.
Lord Sevenberge has come out of Almain, where he has the rule of the duchy of Wertimbarge, and says that both great and small have a marvellous good mind to the Emperor. The despatch of the post was deferred till the Master of the Rolls had spoken with the Emperor and his council. Antwerp, 26 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: T[o the lor]d Cardinal's grace.
26 Sept.
R. O.
Wrote lately that the deliberation on the promotion of cardinals was postponed to another consistory, on account of the many differences of opinion, and that it was thought the Pope would accede to the King's request for the bishop of Worcester. In order to please the Emperor and king of France, he wished to promote the bishops of Liege (Leodium) and Worcester, and the archbishop of Toulouse, but several cardinals opposed, wishing the election to be put off, as the office was losing dignity owing to the number of cardinals and the frequency of their creation. Worcester was particularly objected to, as it was not thought desirable to increase the number of resident cardinals, and after much discussion the other two were elected. Did all he could to assist Worcester's cause, and found that the Pope was still as anxious to please Henry as either of the other princes. Would be much pleased by a letter. Rome, 26 Sept. 1520. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2. Add.: R. D., &c. Carli Eboracen. ap se. Augliæ legato.
26 Sept.
Vit. B. IV. 69.
B. M.
Writes to the King. Will not repeat his misfortunes, which he attributes to the part he took in the deprivation of cardinal Hadrian. The apostolic Nuncio in England (istic) has written frequently of his munificent entertainment from the time when he crossed the sea.
Præerea quæ novi hic sunt prope adnectam; Galli miro gaud[io exul]tant atque jubilant et adeo insolent[er] ... ut sibi ipsis totius terrarum orbis imperium in manibus habere videantur; et præcipue ob tumultus, aut ut verius loquar, ob defectionem et quasi meram rebellionem Hispaniarum accusare, et propter id maxime rerum ipsius debilitatem, quæ non tantæ apparent quantæ in principio existimabantur; et ideo quo debiliores sunt, eo alacriores ac superbiores Gallos efficiunt adeo ut quæcunque sibi polliceri posse existiment." Rome, 26 Sept. 1520. Signature burnt away.
Lat., mutilated, pp. 2. Part cipher, undeciphered. Add. in modern hand.
29 Sept.
Calig. B. VI.
B. M.
Ellis, 3 Ser.
I. 324.
995. PACE to WOLSEY.
A king's messenger, William Gentilman, has just arrived from Lincolnshire, with a bill for the King, which he could not deliver, as the King was taking his rest. Sends a copy to Wolsey. Does not believe it is true. It was had from Hull, of the cellarer of Thorneton abbey, who had it from one Munford, who pretends to be a King's messenger. The King intends to be at Windsor on Monday. Reading, Michaelmas Day.
Hol., pp. 2.
f. 222. ii. "The copy of the bill corruptly written in some places:"
That the duke of Albany, Richard de la Pole, Albany's brother and Sir Mowncery Imowe, are come with a great company into Scotland, and are now at Dunbar. "Whatt there menynge is we can not tell, for there docowtis fast in Dunbarre." Great multitudes have joined them. They will make one of them king. Sir Christopher Dacre has made proclamation at Carlisle that every man look to himself. He has brought away his cattle to Engylswodde, 2 miles from Perith. Lord Dacre has made the same proclamation at Wark. 6 Aug.
In Pace's hand, p. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate's grace.
29 Sept. 996. For SIR THOS. BOLEYN and ELIZABETH his wife, MARGARET BOLEYN, widow, a daughter and heir of Thos. late Earl of Ormond, and JOHN TREVETHEN, THOS. BARRETT, WM. TUSSER and NICH. FYNCHE.
Pardon for the alienation of the manor of Fritwell, Oxon. Westm., 29 Sept.
Pat. 12 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6.
29 Sept.
R. O.
997. SIR JOHN WILTSHIRE, Sheriff of Kent.
Declaration, as sheriff, of receipts of divers sums of green wax, and payments of annuities to my lord of Kent, 20l.; lord Darcy, 30l.; Henry Skilman, 6l. 1s. 8d.; Anne Bokmere, 10l.; Sir Wm. Tyler, 20l.; Sir Wm. Compton, 24l. 6s. 8d.
P. 1. Endd.: Declaration of Sir John Wiltshire, knt., treasurer of Calais.
29 Sept.
R. O.
Sums received by him as late sheriff of Northt., from Nich. Odell, out of the issues of his forfeitures, before the justices of the King's Bench, in Mich. Term 10 Hen. VIII., and in Trinity and Mich. 11 Hen. VIII.
29 Sept.
R. O.
Receipt of Exchequer for the year ending Mich. 12 Hen. VIII.
Granted by Hen. VII. to Sir Edw. Darell, 20l.; to Sir Hen. Wyatt, clerk of the Jewels, 13l. 6s. 8d. To Thos. Nevell, 20l. To John de Pounde, armourer, 20l. To Wm. Gurre, brigadier, 10l.
Granted by Hen. VIII. to Henry Courtenay, earl of Devon, 66l. 13s. 4d. Lord John Gray, brother of the Marquis of Dorset, 20l. Lady Marg. Bryan, 50l. Mary Redyng, 50l. Alianore Verney, 20l. Dorothy Verney, 13l. 6s. 8d. Anne Luke, the King's nurse, 20l. Eleanor Knyvett, 10l. Eliz. Burton, 13l. 6s. 8d. Eliz. Audeley, 10l. Sir Chr. Garnesshe, 30l. Sir John Baker, 26l. 13s. 4d. Sir Ralph Ellerker, jun., 20l. Sir Ralph Verney, sen., 50l. Sir Ric. Nevell, 20l. Sir John Nevill, 26l. 13s. 4d. Thos. More, councillor, 100l. Wm. Cophyn, 20l. Robt. Knollys, 24l. Ant. Knevett, 20l. John Mewtais, 26l. 13s. 4d. Nic. Hide, 10l. Ric. Gibson, 10l. Sir Ralph Chamberlain, squire of the Body, 33l. 6s. 8d. Fras Poyntz, squire of the Body, 33l. 6s. 8d. Sir Ric. Jernyngham, in place of one of the squires of the Body, 33l. 6s. 8d. Sir Thos. Nevell, councillor, 100l. Sir Hen. Wyatt, master of the jewels, 20l. Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam and Sir John Carre, 40l. Sir Wm. Syddeney, 33l. 6s. 8d. Thos. Cheney, squire of the Body, 20l. Fras. Brian, cipherer, 33l. 6s. 8d. Arthur Pole, squire of the Body, 33l. 6s. 8d. John Gilmyn, marshal of the minstrels, and his fellows, 53l. 6s. 8d. Grooms and pages of the Chamber, 100l. Wm. Cornyshe, master of the children in the chapel, 26l. 13s. 4d. Marcellus de la More, chief surgeon, 26l. 13s. 4d. Asmer Kyrkener, 10l. Peter de Bresia, 40l. Ric. Pynson, printer, 4l. Copins de Watte, 20l. Thos. Sperte, 20l. Stephen Tosso, footman, 12l. 3s. 4d. Ant. Cabo, surgeon, 20l. Thos. Harte, 50l. Edm. Traiforde, 13l. 6s. 8d. Ric. Babham, apothecary, 10l. By ancient grants: John Clerk, dean of the Chapel, 33l. 6s. 8d. Warden and convent of the Friars Minors, Oxford, 33l. 6s. 8d. The Friars Minors, Cambridge, 33l. 6s. 8d. Provincial chapter of Friars Preachers, 20l. The Friars Preachers in London, 20l. Brethren and Sisters of St. Katherine's, near the Tower, 73s. 4d. To the lepers at St. Giles "extra Londinum," 60s. Monastery of St. Mary, Stratford Langthorn, Essex, 100l. Milo Welles, rector of the Chapel Royal in the Tower, 6l. 13s. 4d. Total, 1,735l. 3s. 4d.
Pp. 3. Endd.: A remembrance of such annuities as been paid out of the Exchequer.
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Paid by customers and others responsible to the Exchequer, for the year ending Mich. 12 Hen. VIII.
Beds and Bucks.—Wm. Altoft, of Atherston, principal surgeon of Henry VII., 40 mks.
Camb. and Hunts.—Walter Luke, and Anne his wife, nurse to the King, 20l. John Crokker, squire of the Body to Henry VII., 20 mks.
Devon.—The Friars Preachers at Oxford, 50 mks. Sir Wm. Tyler, 20 mks.
Essex and Herts.—John Crokker, squire of the Body to Henry VII., 20l.
Heref.—Wm. West, page of the Chamber, 40 mks.
Kent.—Anne Bokengham, 10l. Sir Wm. Tyler, 20l.
Norf. and Suff.—Sir Ric. Jerningham, 20l.
Hants.—Robt. Fayrfax, gentleman of the Chapel, and Robt. Bythesse, 9l. 2s. 6d.
Dorset.—Edw. Chamber and Eliz. his wife, 20l.
Shropsh.—Sir Ralph Egerton, 24l. 13s. 4d. John ... Pole, 6l., granted by Hen. VII.
Wilts.—Rowland Velevyle, 40 mks., granted by Hen. VII. Sir Wm. Tylor, 100s.
Plymouth and Fowey.—Sir John Style, 40 mks. Reginald Wolvedon and Eliz. his wife, 10l.
Newcastle upon Tyne.—Sir Ric. Cholmeley, 20l. Mayor and burgesses of Newcastle, for repair of the bridges and walls, 20l. Herman Rynk, Almain merchant, 50l., granted by Hen. VII. John Whytyng, 20 mks., granted by Hen. VII.
London.—Sir John Wiltshire, 100l. Sir Robt. Wingfield, 100 mks. Peter Dowse, cook, 20l. Sir Wm. Tyler, 100l.
Exeter and Dartmouth.—Wm. Studdon, yeoman of the guard, 10l. Thos. Dawson, 10l.
Port of Southampton.—Thos. earl of Arundel, 100l., granted by Hen. VII. Harvy Hayward, master of the Sovereign, granted by Hen. VII.
Bristol.—John Lawrence, jun., 66s. 8d., granted by Henry VII. Wm. Legh, 20l.
Lat., pp. 6. Endd. in the King's hand: A remembrance off shuche annuytes as bene payde owght of custumes a other fermes accontyd for in thexcekker.
1. Inventory of the goods and chattels of Thomas lord Darcy, made 10 Hen. VIII.
A feather bed of down, with a fine "brissell tikke," bought at London, anno 11 (sic); 2 beds of down; 8 great feather beds; 16 lesser (one for a horse litter); 3 bolsters of down, and 16 others; 21 pillows; a great "palyet bed," bought at the going of my Lord into Spain; a flocked bed; 17 mattrasses bought at London, anno 11, for yeomen's beds; 2 mattrasses in the wardrobe at Hirst; 12 cases of canvas "ready made to the stopping for mattrasses;" a counterpoint of crimson velvet and russet satin in panes, 3¾ yds. square; an old one of yellow silk, embroidered, and lined with green buckram; another of tapestry work of the story of St. George, lined with canvas; another of "green verdours work;" another of tapestry work, "with 3 naked children in a chariot;" another of the "story of lords and ladies;" another of the story of vines and grapes; another of counterfeit arras, with St. George in the midst, and others; a covering of a bed of blue, with buckheads upon it; another of tapestry work, with organs in the middle; a counter-point with a lion upon it; coverings for yeomen's beds; 5 trussing beds—2 "caised" and 3 not caised; 12 pairs of fustians; an old "sperver" of green velvet and black satin, with curtains of green sarcenet, "and the teest of the same bed is cut;" 8 other "sparvers;" (fn. 3) a cilour and teestour of yellow and red sarcenet, and curtains of the same colours; a celour for a trussing bed; a celour and a teestour for a "stonde bed;" others of tawny velvet and tinsel satin in panes, "embroidered with my Lord's whole arms, and letters of cloth of gold of my Lord's name and my Lady's, and the curtains of crane and orange coloured sarcenet;" "9 pieces of hangings, having the story of the new funnd iland;" hangings of the "story of men and women, and a conduit in the midst;" counterfeit arras of the birth of Christ; hangings of the story of "Gosdroe;" tapestry of the "story of kings;" hangings of the "story of the cutting and hewing of vines;" hangings, "much after the same story of kings and queens;" tapestry of the story of Susayn; tapestry of St. Christopher; hangings of white and green sarcenet; arras bought of my lord of Kent at Stepney, of the story of king David, Abigall, and Achilles; quilts—one bought in London "when my lord (Darcy) went over sea in June, anno 5," and another bought anno 12; 6 "sompterclothes, with buckheads upon all, lined with canvas;" green say—one piece "in my lord['s] study at Hirst;" a remnant of green say for a window; red say; "2 new carpets bought when my Lord came forth of Spain, very large, for two long tables, anno 3cio;" carpets for cupboards; Kentish carpets; cushions of cloth of gold, velvet, satin, damask, verdours, of "pellycaynes," of imagery, &c.
Chapel stuff.—"A vestment of changeable sarcenet, with a cross of blue sarcenet, and an albe, and all other appurtenances;" other vestments; a cope of tinsel satin, embroidered; "corporax caises" of cloth of gold and velvet; a little cushion of silk to lay the massbook on; 2 little cushions of cloth of gold and damask to stand on the altars; 8 altar-cloths "of linen cloth hallowed;" hangings and curtains; chalices; candlesticks and cruets of silver; "a holywater fatt with the trynkell, both of silver, parcel gilt;" another of lead, "with a strinkill of wood and birstils;" another of stone; 3 sacring bells of latten; 4 "super altars," one broken; mass books—"3 of York's use, and 3 of Sarum, whereof two of them in parchment;" pair of latten censers; "a paxe board of black geet, set in wood;" another of tin; 2 "corporalles" of linen cloth; towels; "lamp of glass, hanging."
Doublets, jackets, a frock, a scarlet cloak, hose, gowns. Robes for the Garter:—a kirtle of crimson velvet, lined with white sarcenet; a mantle of blue velvet, lined; a hood and tippet of crimson velvet. Two Parliament robes of scarlet, furred with white minever, a hood to the same, and a coif of needlework; stained cloths with pictures upon them, wrought in metal and colors; standards "beaten in oil and fine gold, with a tiger upon and word of the garter, fringed with silk;" banners bearing my Lord's arms; two coats of arms, wrought in oil and fine gold, and fringed with silk; streamers; "50 logyng escutcheons, made in metal upon paper, with the garter [and] St. George upon them;" 80 others, "made in colors upon paper; 22 carriage banners of buckram, beaten in oil and metal;" 10,000 buckheads of stainer's work, for bags ...; 6 pensilles of sarcenet, wrought in oil and metal; 6 tents and pavilions; 8 complete harness, wanting one placard and 3 rests; 100 "saylettes" and one "scull"; a pair of "curettes" for my Lord; "one shap, one baver, one pair of leg harness, one pair ..., one codpese of steel, two battleaxes, parcel gilt, one mace, new, and ..., two pair of gauntlets, one gorget of mail, one fold of mail, ..., all for my lord, new;" a complete harness with "vawmbrass" and legs, partly gilt, [which] was Sir Francis Pynnell's; one pair of cuirass; one of vawmbrace; leg harness "for foot"; a codpiece and breche of steel for foot; a pair of "greves from the knee ...;" 111 backs and breasts, 108 pair of splints, 63 gorgetts, 57 bayvers, 38 pair of gauntlets, 7 pair of "brigandirons," 7 halberts, 5 bills, 2 jacks; one pair of Scottish leg harness; one sword for a tourney; a "likcorne" and 2 hammers; pair of pynsons (pincers); 40 shooting bows ...
The armory at Templehirst:—* * 27 foldes ...; 31 pair of guss[ets?]; 69 sailettes; 54 pair of sp[lints]; pair of old cuirass.
Ewery at Hirst:—"7 box candlesticks of peawder (powder) slate;" 15 little candlesticks of latten; "a little mawnde for to take candles in;" 2 little trestles; 3 narrow boards; 2 troughs to carry torches and serges in.
Pantry at Hirst:—5 chipping knives; two stocks of carving knives,—in one stock 3 knives, in the other 20 knives; a mawnde of wickers, and a locker joined to the wall; a little form; 2 chipping boards; 3 "kymlyns" joined with partitions, all in one, for bread.
Buttry at Hirst:—8 gallipots, 28 wood cans, a leather can, an old "awmbry," 3 pair of "gawntrees," a little board, 3 forms and 2 trestles.
Kitchen stuff at Hirst:—3 square spits, 3 round ones, 1 "lampron spit," 6 great chargers, 94 platters, 97 dishes, 50 saucers; a great pan in a furnace; a great pot for boiling; another, often used with stills; three lesser pots, 2 "posnettes," pans, a kettle bound with iron, a brasen mortar without pestle, latten ladles, chafing dish, fryingpan, a "flesh po'er," a grater, dresser knives, mincing knives, chipping knives, candlesticks with pikes of iron, cutting boards, and a pair of iron racks.
Larder at Hirst:—Tubs for salting beef, a close counter, wooden racks, boards; 3 firkins without heads, a barrel for oil; 2 pair of weyskailles (weigh-scales) of latten and wood; an old awmbury, wooden bowls, a basket of "wandes," a stone "mortell," 88 fle ... wool; a pair of hampers of .. eldes to carry conies in, a pair of bedstocks, yeast and mustard barrels.
Bakehouse at Hirst:—A "bulting tub," a hogshead, an old pan; "one soo and 2 muldyng boards, and one pair of trestles;" 15 sacks; a "trike" measure, a peck measure, "and di' of wickers;" a new "leede, set in furnace."
Paper roll, mutilated.
R. O. 2. "Md. of certain apparel of my Lady's (lady Darcy) brought to the parsonage of Repynghos, of (on) St. Wolfran['s] day, the bishop and confessor, by the wain, John Oxman and Robert Wardes going with the said wain from Sleford, my Lady being at Lynwod."
A covering for a bed of state "party per pane," 6 panes crimson velvet, and 7 panes of powdered ermines (sent to London). Gown of crimson velvet. 2 great panes of crimson satin, embroidered with cloth of gold, "like as it were for a quere (choir) coope;" a goodly "orfary" for the same. A pane of tawny velvet furred with "letyse." 3 panes of crimson and black satin, with 8 white hinds set upon silver. A tablet of satin, with 16 hinds, and a shield of my master's arms in gold and green silk. A travers of crimson sarcenet with 37 curtain rings on it. Furs of powdered ermines for a gown, "and what more I know not to I speak with your ladyship." A stained cloth of Our Lady and Three Kings of Colon. Piece of say bearing Roman letters of gold and flowers. Valance of crimson and black silk, "lapped together upon a tronchour." Certain parulles (?) of old black velvet, with stars of gold for "albes and stocks and fanons." 1½ yd. of "black fustian. Holmes." A little coffer locked. An arming doublet of white fustian, lined with canvas, for my master. A psalter book of parchment, written, with clasps silver and gilded. Five other books, and two new books enprinted. A primer, "covered with black velvet and lined with red leather, and 4 knops (?) of gold," with black silk, and claws silver and gilded.
"In the coffer by the parlour door these parcels following:—a piece of fine diaper for boardcloths; a fine boardcloth of damask work; a towel of the same; 4 pillow beeres of flaxen cloth, garnished with gold in the seams; 6 napkins of diaper work; 6 pair of sheets.—"Alice taketh with her to London a pair of fine flaxen sheets, by my Lady's commandment."—2 trussing beds; 4 feather beds, 4 bolsters and 2 pillows; a carpet and 3 coverings; a fustian blanket of 4 "webbys," and a blanket of Walche "fres';" a bed of say green and crimson, "partye per pane," with the valance of the same colour.
Pp. 2, mutilated.
R. O. 3. i. "A book of wages paying of my lord Darcy's household servants for one year ended" at Mich. 11 Hen. VIII.
Master Bolton, chaplain, at 3l. 6s. 8d. a year; payments to him by "Mr. Steward," 10 July, anno 12, and at other times. Sir Robert Arthington, chaplain, Wm. Dynelay, Wm. Hothum, Th. Wentworth and Chr. Hopton, each at 3l. 6s. 8d. 14 at 40s. Three "at fee." Ric. Pierson, 5l. Four at 26s. 8d.
Signed at the end by Rob. Daltan and John Halile.
ii. "Prest money paid this year, anno 12," to Th. Garthynner, Rob. Fawconer, Petty John, Ric. Barbour, Hen. Lawynde, David Foteman and John Halile.
iii. "Prest money delivered by my Lord" to Halile and Mr. Steward, Oct., Nov. and Dec. 11 Hen. VIII., "to pay in prest of wages to my Lord's household servants for the year ended at Mich. anno 11."
iv. Payments to servants.
Part of the account is crossed through.
Pp. 11.
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Account as receiver-general of the lands of Edw. Courtenay, late earl of Devon, from Mic. 11 to Mic. 12 Hen. VIII.
Received from lands, &c. in Devon, 38l. 0s. 2½d. Somerset, 46l. 17s. 11¾d. Dorset, 23l. 13s. 4d. Berks, 21l. 6s. 5d. Cornwall, 294l. 15s. 4d. Total, 509l. 7s. 8¼d.
Fees and other expenses, 215l. 15s. 1½d. Delivered to the Earl, 206l. 2s. 9¾d.; and other items.
Pp. 6, Lat.
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1003. RIC. PACE to WOLSEY.
Sends by the King's order the original of the bill he sent yesterday. The King esteems it, as it is worthy to be esteemed, "rem vanam ac frivolam," but wishes Munforde in Lincolnshire, whom Pace mentioned in his last letter, to be examined on its contents, and why and how he was author of such seditious bruits. The King is contented with the new abbot here, "and all we courtiers have cause to praise him for his kind and loving cheer." Reading, 30 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate's grace.
Lamb. 602.
f. 71.
St. P. II. 51.
Has received his reports by Sir John Wallop, and letters in August and 23–25 September. Is highly satisfied with his conduct. As O'Nele has come in, thinks that by policy the rest will be brought to obedience, but it must be by sober ways and persuasions, founded in law and reason, and not by violence. Thinks it expedient that when any assemblies are made, the council should point out to what decay the land is brought through disorder and wilfulness; that though the King is above the laws he will not take anything from them, and that they should pay his dues. It is requisite that every reasonable creature should be governed by law. If they complain that the laws are rigorous, Surrey is to enquire by what laws they will be governed. Had sent 3,300l. 15s. 11d. for the first half year's payment. Has now sent 4,000l. Surrey is to look carefully to the King's revenue. Gives him authority to discharge such of the retinue of Sir John Bulmer as are unsuitable, and empowers him to confer knighthood and pass sentence of death. Sends a collar of gold for O'Nele. Would be glad if Surrey could induce him to visit England. The King has liberated Kildare under surety not to leave England. Desires that Surrey will continue in office there. He is to ascertain whether the earl of Ormond is minded to marry his son to the daughter of Sir Thomas Boleyn. The King will advance the matter with Sir Thomas.
Minute, corrected by Ruthal.
Sept./GRANTS. 1005. GRANTS in SEPTEMBER 1520.
1. Albert Newchurche, of London, pewterer. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir John Pecche, deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 24 July 12 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Sept.—P.S.
12. John Lake, of London, grocer. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir John Pecche, deputy of Calais. Woodstock, 10 Sept. 12 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Sept.—P.S.
17. Th. Lesonne, clk. Grant of the prebend in the collegiate church of St. Mary, Warwick, vice Ric. Skepewithe, deceased. Del. Woodstock, 17 Sept. 12 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 1, m. 12.
26. John Wylliams, chaplain. Presentation to the church of Laver Parva, Linc. dioc., void by death. Westm., 26 Sept.—Pat. 12 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 15.
27. Bristol. Assent to the election of Roger Dawes as mayor, and John Rowlond and John Jay as constables, of the staple of wools, hides, fleeces and lead at Bristol. Westm., 27 Sept.—Pat. 12 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23.
28. Sir Edw. Cobham. Grant of the manor of Raskall, York, with appurtenances, and with the offices of steward, bailiff, parker and paler there, at the annual rent of 10l., payable to the receiver of the lordship of Sherithoton. Thruxston, 25 Sept. 12 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Sept.—P.S.


  • 1. The peace of Estaples, 1492.
  • 2. Supplied from marginal note written before the fire.
  • 3. One of them was had by "my master Sir George."