Henry VIII: April 1519

Pages 58-72

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

This free content was digitised by double rekeying and sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. All rights reserved.

Page 58
Page 59
Page 60
Page 61
Page 62
Page 63
Page 64
Page 65
Page 66
Page 67
Page 68
Page 69
Page 70
Page 71
Page 72

April 1519

2 April.
Er. Ep. vi. 8.
Thanks him for his letter. Has been much occupied. Has only dipped into Fisher's book, De Magdalena unica. Stephen Poncher bishop of Paris has been created archbishop of Sens, and is despatched on an embassy to Spain. Has made some mention of Fisher in the last edition of his Enchiridion. Deplores the evils of Christendom, and believes that if they are not remedied the rule of the Turks would be less intolerable. Antwerp, postridie kal. April. 1519.
2 April.
Vesp. C. I.
B. M.
Credence for his ambassador, Claude de Botton lord de Corbaron. Barcelona, 2 April MDX[I]x, "regnorum nostrorum quarto." Signed: Yo el Rey.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: Domino Thomæ cardinali, &c.
2 April.
S. B.
Licence to the inhabitants of Sutton Colfild, in the bounds of the chase of Sutton Colfild, Warw., to hold a weekly market on Monday, and two annual fairs, one on the eve, day and morrow of Holy Trinity, the other on the morrow of SS. Crispin and Crispinian, and the eve and day of SS. Simon and Jude. Del. Westm., 2 April 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 25.
4 April.
R. O.
Wrote on the 1st by the King's posts. The bearer is Mons. le maître d'hôtel Bowton, ambassador to England. Has signified "of as much as the lord Chievres, Chancellor and Audiencer had showed me concerning the matters given in commission to Botton, with whose I have this morning spoken again, and perceived no further. The lord Chievres shall depart at aster (after) noon towards France, and saith continually he wol not pass Perpignan without safeconduct, which, considering the great instance made by the Frenchmen for meeting, is to be supposed they shall grant, and that the lord Chievres shall accomplish his journey, not sticking for other surety or cautions, as the Chancellor and all the wise men of Spain going in his company would, showing thereto many reasons and causes.
"The Commander of Castilla, that is of much experience and an excellent wit, said yesterday to me, on his faith, to know no further of their business to be communed and treated with the Frenchmen then I have by my divers writings advertised, and that, being the parties so far from the concord, he find but a small occasion to assemble, though it [w]ere, without some secret intelligence be betwixt the lord Chievres and Great Master.
" And when all is spoken, argued and debated, every man conclude the lord Chievres is only moved unto the said meeting of an excessive ferd of the war, and for none other cause. I shall write from time to time of all occurrences coming to my knowledge, though for the absence of the King's council I shall not have such commodity as I have had.
"The Cardinal (fn. 1) declared me in great secret, that the sum of 11,000 cr. g. be given of yearly pensions in France, but as yet I can not know how it is reparted. By conjectura, may be thought the Great Master, the bp. of Paris, the president Oliver, Robertet, Villaroy and the ambassador resident here been the parteners.
"Moreover, I signify unto your grace that I am also credibly informed how the Guardian of the Observance of Meklins, that was accustomed to preach before the King, is come hither from Roma, unther the color of a certain confirmation for his religiouses, for to persuade the restitution of Navarra, and put the keeping of it unto the King's his great charge of conscience. Howbeit he is despatched, but under what forma I know not, nor at which instance he was sent. The said restitution in no manner of the world might be good, first for the King's honor, and secondly for the surety of his other realms and succession. The King's highness also, after my poor mind, could win nothing by the bargain, for the minishing of the authority and strength of his true friend and ally; and over that, by cause, ceasing the quarrels betwixt the Catholico and the French king, they both shall the less need and esteem the King's highness. Wherefore, your grace, with your accustomed prudence, must look to the matter, promising continually the inviolable observance of the last treaties, with such other convenient circumstances that be unto your grace thought better; and this is best remedy that I can see for the cowardice reigning at this time here.
"If any conclusion be taken betwixt the lord Chievres and the Frenchmen, as for my part I believe, suffering no reason the meeting of such personages upon uncertainty, the Great Master in such case shall come to the King's presence. Wherefore I desire to know under what forma it please your grace that I shall order my self with him." Barsalona, 4 April 1519.
" By letters dated at Roma, the 26th March, the Pope favored the French king's promotion to the empire, and the archbishop Ursin is in Almany, and passed torow Hispruk. Moreover, the cardinal of Boisi is made legate de latere in France. I put no doubt the Catholico, for to be not inferior to the French king, shall demand the lord Chievres' nephew, for the which consideration, his honor and authority, the King's highness can do no less as to obtain the semblable for your grace."
Hol., mostly cipher, undeciphered, pp. 4.
4 April.
159. WM. AYLYSBERY, Prior, and the Convent of ST. SAVIOUR'S, BERMONDESEY.
Petition for a congé d'élire vice John Marlow, their abbot, who died 3 April last: to be presented by Wm. Chirche and Th. Gaynesborough. 4 April 1519.
4 April.
P. S.
160. For ANNE SEYNTLEGER, widow.
Licence to found a perpetual chantry for one chaplain in the chapel of St. Mary, called "Hangfordis Chapell," in the church of St. George, Monklee, Devon, to pray for the King and Queen, and for the said Anne, Sir George Seyntleger, Thomas Seyntleger, clk., and Margaret Boleyn, widow, and for the souls of Sir Thomas Ormond, late earl of Ormond, and lady Anne his wife (father and mother of the said Anne Seyntleger), James and John, brothers of the said earl, William Hangford, Richard-Hangford his son, Sir Richard Hangford, son of the said Richard, and James Seyntleger and Ambrose Griseacre, husbands of the said Anne Seyntleger, and James Seyntleger, her son. Also licence to alienate possessions to the annual value of 10l. for the said chaplain. Greenwich, 12 March 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 April.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 32.
5 April.
Calig. E. I. 10.
B. M.
Wishes to know if he thinks the King will lend him 100,000 crowns. Begs him to communicate his opinion to the sieur de la Bastie. St. Germain en Laye, 5 April. Signed.
Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add.: A mons. le Legat, &c.
5 April.
Giust. Desp.
II. 262.
The Spanish ambassadors, having left this city, were met at Dover by letters from their king and from Flanders. One of them returned. It is reported that they have news of an attack by the duke of Gueldres, which may be true, an embargo being laid on all vessels in Spain. This is calculated to frustrate all that Wolsey has done to effect peace. Nothing further has been done about this King's voyage across the Channel. Is unable to give any news, for the Cardinal has been extremely occupied in taxing the prelates and clergy, with the Pope's sanction. Lambeth, 5 April 1519.
5 April.
Galba, B. VI.
B. M.
In behalf of the count de Faulkemberges, who sends the bearer to England to ask some recompense for Mortaigne. Malines, 5 April. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
6 April.
Vesp. C. I.
B. M.
Thanks him for the interest England has taken in securing his election. Claudius de Botton lord Corbaron, is sent with these credentials. Barcelona, 6 April 1519. Signed.
P.S. in his own hand, requesting Wolsey's good services.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
8 April.
R. O.
165. PACE to WOLSEY.
The French ambassador wishes to know Wolsey's pleasure, and whether he is to remain till Wolsey has seen the King. Has declared to the King Wolsey's mind anent the queen of Scots, in the largest manner. He is satisfied with Wolsey's arrangement, and will not have her come into this realm if it can be avoided. The more he remembers it the less he likes it. The King will speak to Wolsey on the supplication of the passengers of Dover. He feels pity for them, "though he would have no such new accustumes for to lay money out of his coffers." Richmond, 8 April.
Hol., pp. 2. "To my lord Legate's grace."
Calig. B. I.
B. M.
Mrs. Green's
Letters of
Royal and
Illust. Ladies,
I. 228.
The King her son is in good health. Has been badly treated since leaving him, but did not wish to trouble him. Has obtained only 2,000l. Scots since her departure, though her income should be 9,000l. a year; "and this is not to me to live in honor, like your sister nor like myself." Asks him to see to it, and not to believe the fair words of the Scotch lords. Will be forced to give away the jewels and other things she had from him. Has none to help her but him. Wishes for leave to come into England, or else she will be compelled to "give my living at the pleasure of the Duke and the lords, and they to give me what they please, which would be of little valor to me." Has taken the advice in his last letter, not to give up her conjunct feoffment for a sum of money. Henry may reasonably cause Scotch ships to be taken, as she has suffered so long, and he has foreborne to do evil. Knows she will never get good from Scotland by fair means, and will never willingly stay here with those who do not love her. Has been much troubled by Angus since her coming to Scotland, and is so more and more daily. They have not met this half year. When she last came to Scotland, Dacre and Magnus made a writing between her and Angus to prevent him from making away with any part of her conjunct feoffment without her will, but he has not kept it. The bishop of Dunkeld, his father's brother, and other kinsmen, have caused Angus to deal sharply with her to make her break this bond. On her refusal he took away what she was living upon, and her house of the Nue Warke, in the forest of Etryk, which should bring her 4,000 marks a year. Will send a servant to tell the King his other misdeeds, which are too long to write. Will part with him, if she may by God's law, and with honor to herself, for he loves her not. Asks Henry to be kind to her when it comes to that point. Will not marry but where he wishes, and will never part from him. Asks him to let her know his pleasure by the bearer. Cannot send by land, for causes she will explain. Edinburgh.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.
8 April.
Galba, B, VI.
B. M.
Has reported to Madame, on his return to Mechlin, the good reception he has met with in England, and the good will Wolsey entertains towards the King Catholic. Mechlin, 8 April. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. "Mons. le cardinal dYorck."
8 April.
Galba, B. v.
B. M.
Understands by his letters and Francis Philip the good health of him and his queen. Has done all that he can to despatch his business. A la Roche, 8 April '19. Signed.
Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add.
8 April.
R. O.
Has returned to his country in safety. All Germany is in arms; Switzerland is furious. He who in his life distracted it, dying has disturbed it, dead has destroyed it. The election of the Emperor is protracted. Merchants of great wealth enhance the price of things. Hopes the King will be chosen. They say a great army is coming from Spain to Naples. There is a general expectation of war; where, with whom, by what means, no one knows. Milan, 8 April 1519.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.
9 April.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
Wrote his last on the 5th. Received from Wolsey on the 7th, dated the 1st, a letter stating that Windsor will be sent with gifts to be presented at the christening of the King's child. Yesterday received from York a salt, a cup, and a "leyar" of gold, and 100l. in nobles and ryalls. The leyar and cup had been injured by a fall which York had. Received at the same time a letter from Wolsey, of the 2nd, informing him how much should be given "if it be a man child, or a woman child." Delivered yesterday evening to the French king the letter from Wolsey. He begged Boleyn to write, and say that his grace should "find him (Francis) as ready as any friend ye have living." He has heard good news about the election. M. de Nassau has made many great offers in the name of his master, but has left in discontent. He thinks himself assured of the election, and has sent one of his generals into Almayne with a large sum of money. He says that if the six Electors do not name the Emperor before the 6th June next, the right of so doing will be transferred to the Pope. He told Boleyn, on his enquiring, that the christening of his son should not be till after Easter, because the chyl[d hath] a disease in his eyen, as he saith all his chyldren h[ave] shortly after they be born; saying "also it was my lad[y his] mother's mynd that the chyld shuld be clene hole of t[his] dysease afore the crystenyng, whose advyse he sayd he [would] follow therein." He has gone to Bryon for five or six days. He told Boleyn lately, that he intends to bring to the proposed meeting his harness for justs, and he "woll have the fayrest ladys there that he can get." He has also chosen his best horses for tilt and tournay, "and some high bounding and stirring horses, which he will give at that time to the King." Though he reckons surely on the election, Boleyn does not believe it, because Lautrec, who was coming hither, has been countermanded and ordered to be ready for war.
Peter de Navarre has arrived. He is to have the command of 8,000 adventurers. Frere Barnardin tells him that he is charged to have ready 24 "galerres." "He shall have with him out of the prisons of Paris the number of 200 to row perforce in the galerres." It is supposed these pre- parations are intended against Naples. The marquis of Man[tua] is reported to be dead. Poissy, 9 April. Signed.
Pp. 4, mutilated. Add.: "To myn most especiall and singular good lord, my lord Legate, Cardinal, and chancellor of England."
9 April.
R. O.
Was glad of the visit of Gregory Casalis of Bologna, who came to buy war horses for the King. Was grieved that he had none fit for that purpose. Showed him his stud, and allowed him to choose what he pleased. The two that pleased him most were of the breed of Isabella duchess of Milan. One, he thinks, will please his majesty. The other is not so well broken. Would gladly have sent better, but the breed of horses in Naples and in Italy generally is very much degenerated. Had given him 200 patterns of bridles ("frena multiformia") to take to his majesty. Ferrara, 9 April 1519. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. and endd.
9 April.
R. O.
Could not allow Gregory [Casalis] of Bologna, an accomplished man and friend of the King's, to return without a letter. Is grateful to Wolsey for his numerous services, and desires to signalise his gratitude, as Florianus of Modena will inform him. Ferrara, 9 April 1519. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. and endd.
9 April.
R. O.
173. SION to WOLSEY.
So long as peace was everywhere talked of, had no news to write about. The death of the Emperor has set afloat rumors of war, and broken his elegant silence. As soon as the duke of Wirtemberg heard of his death, he assembled the French adherents, and attacked Ruttlingen with great barbarity; but the Swabian League, which had been summoned at Augsburg, levied an army to oppose him. By French money and influence the duke collected 10,000 or 12,000 Swiss. On the arrival of Zevemberg, ambassador of the Catholic king, the Swiss lords resolved to defend the empire, recall the volunteers, and proceed against the duke. They expect before Palm Sunday to reduce him, and set up his sons in his place. They are excessively angry at the designs of the French king on the empire. Sends a copy of the answer given to the French ambassador at the diet. If Francis does not desist, there will be a torrent of bloodshed. Charles's agent has procured the confirmation of the alliance between the Swiss and the house of Burgundy and Austria. They are strongly inclined to favor the election. The imperial and Swiss armies are to be kept on foot through the whole of May and June, even though the duke of Wirtemberg be defeated. Would be glad of the support of England. Zurich, v. id. April. 1519. Signed.
Lat., pp. 3. Add. and endd.
10 April.
R. O.
Has received his letter by count de Hornes in favor of the eldest son of Sir Edward Guldeford. Has written to the King, her nephew, to recommend the young man for the establishment of Don Fernando. Mechlin, 10 April. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
10 April.
Galba, B. VI.
B. M.
Has received his letters by the count de Hornes, for whose cordial reception she thanks his majesty. He will always find a firm ally in the King Catholic. Mechlin, 10 April. Signed.
Fr., pp. 2.
10 April.
Galba, B. V.
B. M.
Count de Hornes on his return has reported how well he has been received by the King and Wolsey. The principal matter of his charge, which was the confirmation of the league, has been accomplished. Begs Wolsey will urge the King to write to the Electors in favor of the King Catholic's promotion to the empire. Jean Jouglet, councillor of the King Catholic, writes to tell her how much Wolsey has at heart the interest of her nephew. Mechlin, 10 April. Signed.
Fr., pp. 2, mutilated. Add.
10 April.
R. O.
Has received his letters by Fras. Philips, servant of queen Katharine. Sends compliments by him in return. Barcelona, 10 April 1519. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
10 April.
Vit. B. IV. 7.
B. M.
Having heard from Gregory of Bologna that the King took great pleasure in horses, sends him one, and offers his services. Was formerly in the retinue of the duke of Ferrara when he visited England. Ferrara, 10 April 1519.
Hol., Lat., mutilated, pp. 3. Add.
11 April.
S. B.
179. For JOHN LONGLOND, clk.
Grant of the canonry and prebend in the collegiate church of St. Mary and George, in Windsor Castle, vice Wm. Butler, deceased. Del. Hampton Court, 11 April 10 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 25.
12 April.
Le Glay,
Négoc. entre
la France et
II. 425.
The 1,000 fl. g. given to Sion are not thrown away, though the Pope will not delegate him to be present at the election, as he is doing good service with the Swiss, and has caused those who went with the duke of Wirtemberg to return. Has written to Jouglet to ask Henry to send some one to the election in Charles's favor. He has several times written to say that, from indisposition and other reasons, he cannot remain longer. For this reason, and because Wolsey has professed his zeal in Charles's service, has written to him to return. Thinks some one should be sent in his stead. The king of England has sent to ask that the eldest son of Sir Edw. Guilford may be retained in the service of Charles's brother. Encloses the letter. The king of Denmark has written to say that no pains shall be spared in the election. The deputies at Utrecht for the prorogation of the truce have prorogued it for eight days, to commence on the 7th. Malines, 12 April, avant Pasques.
12 April.
Vit. B. IV. 22.
B. M.
As Gregory of Bologna had left Ferrara, judged it best to send his groom, Jo. Antonius Scaticia, with the horses, to teach their manage. He is the most skilful rider in Italy. Ferrara, 12 April 1519.
Lat., p. 1, mutilated. Add.
12 April.
R. O.
182. JULIUS [DE' MEDICI], Vice-cancellarius, to WOLSEY.
John Cavalcant, of Florence, has suffered losses in the alum trade in England, as he will explain to Wolsey. Hopes Wolsey will procure him compensation. Rome, 12 April 1519.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.
13 April.
R. O.
183. LEO X. to HENRY VIII.
Thanks him for his hospitality to cardinal Campeggio, and his noble present to him. Rome, 13 April 1519, 7 pont.
13 April.
Vesp. C. I.
B. M.
Wrote last on the 1st and 4th of this month (April). On the 7th, at the hasty departure of a post, advertised Brian Tuke of occurrences there. The 18th and 23d of March the King Catholic received news from his ambassador,—that the king of England had proclaimed in the cathedral church of London, with much solemnity, the acceptance of the Pope and the king Catholic into the general peace, and taken the oath. The same day the count Hornes dined with Wolsey, and many good communications were had between the King his grace and them; and on their desiring letters in behalf of their master to the Pope and the Electors they were told it had been done secretly, but in consequence of the late amity with France, any other demonstrations were inconvenient, the French king desiring the same;—that the king of England showed discontent on being informed of the invasion of M. de Floranges, and the behaviour of the duke of Gueldres for the prorogation of the truce, saying it was a French touch, and that he had been informed that the Great Master had been sent by France to meet Chievres at the king Catholic's instant desire;—that on his demanding the reason, the French ambassador replied it was for the restitution of Navarre, in which his master was bound to assist; on which the king of England answered, "that as much he is determined to do for the Catholico, wherefore he should the better look that he make none evil bargains."—All this Spinelly was told by the governor of Bresse and the Master of the Horse. The Audiencer confirmed the same, and that the King had written to Henry and to Wolsey with some lines of his own hand, which letters were sent and directed to Bouton to be delivered.
They are dissatisfied with the answer touching the election, saying that a letter from the king of England with his own hand would secure it for the king Catholico. Spinelly answered, that when his master wrote, the Emperor was alive, and there was no rivalry for the election between the Catholico and the French king; and there was no reason why the King should move further in it, as Chievres was going to treat with the French king, and that this was approved of by the Cardinal, who objected to the meeting as needless, and as serving to bring the king (Catholic) into worse bonds with the French, and create suspicion.
Chievres and his company left Fighera, 18 leagues hence, yesterday the 12th, but had not yet received safeconduct from the French. If it comes it will be no honor to Francis, as showing that he desires the meeting, and not the King Catholic. The only object of the former is to separate England from the Catholico, as the best means of compassing his purposes. Though no amity can last long between France and Spain, Spinelly thinks it were better if this meeting could have been stopped; for the less these two Kings communicate the greater will be the authority of England. If the Spaniards think themselves fast anchored in England they will for sake all others, following it voluntarily, France by necessity. 50,000 crowns of gold were to be paid at Easter in Lyons for the half year last past due for Naples. On the 5th Francis wrote to the Catholico of the Queen's deliverance of a son, and that the king of England should be godfather. The French marvel at the demand for safeconduct. The Audiencer of Flanders thinks it will be granted if Chievres, who is now in Perpignan, go forward to Montpelier; otherwise not.
The duchess of Savoy wrote on the 1st, that the duke of Gueldres had prorogued the truce only ten days, demanding a certain thing in Friesland. These "cavellations" proceed from France. The duke of Bourbon's gentleman had been paid 10,000 francs for his first term of 100,000 francs granted in lieu of his demand made of Naples. They anxiously expect the arrival of Berghes in England, thinking that his plain doing will establish perfect amity between the two kingdoms. Barcelona, 13 April 1518.
Hol., cipher, deciphered by Tuke, pp. 6. Add.: [To m]y lord Cardinal's grace.
14 April.
P. S.
Authority to appoint officers in the lordships of Bromfeld, Yale, Chirk and Chirkland, and Kenleth Owen, parcel of the said manor of Chirk. Richmond, 7 April 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 April.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 24.
15 April.
R. O.
Rym. XIII.
Letters patent to Sebastian Giustinian, expressing the gratification of the signory at being comprehended in the league with France and England. Ducal palace, 15 April 1519. Signed.
Latin. Vellum, sub plumbo.
15 April.
Giust. Desp.
II. 263.
The French ambassador has assured him that these two kings will confer together in July; but common report says nothing of this interview. He understands that the return of the Spanish ambassador is caused by the preparations which the duke of Guelders is said to be making, his king desiring support from England. He also said that the election of the French king would be favored by the Pope, Venice, the Swiss and this King. Thinks it will receive neither favor nor disfavor from England. Lambeth, 15 April 1519.
16 April.
Le Glay,
Négoc. entre
la France et
II. 431.
Has heard from Armestorff of their proceedings with the archbishops of Treves and Cologne. Has deputed Nassau to be present at the election. The late league between France and England, with the Pope and himself as principle contrahents, has been concluded in England. Henry told Charle's ambassadors that he had delayed writing in his favor to the Electors, as the king of France has earnestly desired him to do the same, but that still he had secret intelligence with the Pope to favor him at the said election, and intended to write to Sion on the matter. Entered Catalonia four days ago. Barcelona, 16 April '19.
16 April.
Calig. D. VII.
B. M.
Wrote his last on the 9th. Yesterday was a solemn procession in the court, attended by the King and his mother, in honor of the holy cord with which our Lord was bound to the pillar, with other relics sent to the Queen on her delivery, from an abbey in Poytow. The Pope's legate, the cardinal of Boysy now legate, and the cardinal of Bourgys, the Pope's ambassador, and eleven other bishops, first went to the Queen's chamber; to them twenty archers of the guard were sent, each with a torch. On their returning to the chamber the ecclesiastics carried a little cushion with the relics on them, which was borne to the chapel, and placed on the high altar. Mass done, the King's confessor preached a sermon on the words, "In reliquiis tuis præparabis vultum eorum." The King attended the procession all the time, bareheaded, with one usher only before him. [Then came the queen mother], "an owlde gentilman beryng her trayn; a lytell behind her the duchesse Dennemours hir syster, having her train lyke[wise];" all the rest without any order.
The King told him yesterday that the Admiral was on his way to Frankfort, to be present at the election, which takes place in the beginning of June. He greatly dislikes the marriage of the queen of Arragon to a near kinsman of the marquis of Brandenburg. Thinks it is done for his hindrance in the election. Says he shall know by this who are his friends, and who his enemies, and will requite them accordingly. Denies that the journey of the Great Master has been countermanded. Told Boleyn that Chievres, in company with his own ambassador, was on the road to meet the Grand Master. The King's mother says that the christening shall be in the Easter holidays. Shortly after the King intends to have in readiness 16,000 foot. The sickness is raging in Paris. Poissy, 16 April. Signed.
Mutilated, pp. 3. Add.
16 April.
R. O.
Has requested Sir Edward Beltknap to explain to him what he has done to induce De Linge to restore Mortaigne. Don Fernando, "votre bon nepveu," was much pleased with Henry's present of a gelding, and the two hobbies sent him by the Queen. He intends sending in return two Spanish horses received from the King his brother. Thanks Henry for recommending him to Madame his mistress by Mons. de Hornes. Malines, 16 April 1518, avant Pasques. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
16 April.
Vesp. C. I. 134*.
B. M.
Has requested Beltknap to make his respects; and begs Wolsey to intercede with the King to grant him some recompence for the trouble he has taken with De Ligne in procuring the surrender of Mortaigne. Malines, 16 April 1518, "avant Pasques." Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: [A tresrev]erend, père, &c., le Cardinal, &c.
20 April.
Vesp. C. I. 269.
B. M.
Has received his letters by the count de Horne and maistre Jehan Jouglet, his late ambassadors in England. Has already taken the oath for the observance of the league, in presence of Henry's ambassador, to satisfy the king of France, but will take it again as often as required. Has thanked him already for the favourable report made to his ambassadors of the intentions of the Pope to aid his election, but hears to the contrary from his ambassadors in Germany;—that his Holiness has sent the archbishop of Ursino to practise against the election; declaring his wish to Charles's ambassador at Rome, that, if possible, neither he nor Francis should be elected. Begs that Henry will write to the Electors in his favor, and commission the cardinal of Sion to act on his behalf. Bouton will communicate thanks. Barcelona, 20 April 1519. Signed.
Endorsed in a hand of James 1.'s time: "All French letters here were in one bundel about the years 1513 to 1522."
Fr., p. 1. Add.
I. "The names of the pleaders or apprentices of the King's courts supposed to be present at this term."
II. "The names of the pleaders or apprentices of the King's courts, supposed now to be absent from this term."
The names of Thomas More, John Rooper and others appear in these lists. Signed: T. carlis Ebor.
Licence to absent himself from Ireland for three years, and take with him any horses, hawks and other goods; also to execute citations of Leo X. and the general master of Rhodes, for the assaults committed by Edm. Seys and Ric. Fitz-Morice, brethren of the said order, against the prior.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 23.
22 April.
Vesp. C. I. 271.
B. M.
Wrote last on the 19th. News is come that the archbishop Ursin, in the Pope's name, has made use of his influence with the Electors against the king Catholic. He has written to his ambassador Bouton on the subject. The interference is ill received by the Almains. The duke of Vyertenberg, who had begun the war at the French king's instance, has been effectually checked by the liga del Bont. The Pope has declared to the Spanish ambassador, "that the promotion of his master unto the empery is not convenable to the weal of Christendom, nor for the Oly Roman Churche, and that he favoreth therein the French king for to come to another of a lower degree; the which colour hath but a small justification or reason." The Pope is instigated to this by desire "to increase the dominion of the duke of Urbin and his."
The commander of Castile and Dr. Carvagial will not be included with Chievres in the commission, but the Grand Master of France has a particular commission for himself and Chievres and others. The safeconduct is dated the 6th. and will last one month. The ambassadors are expected to be at Montpellier before Saturday. Lotrect, lieutenant general of Milan, who was at Lyons to marry the daughter of lord Dorvale, has suddenly returned to his post, pretending a suspicion of the Swiss. The king's army will depart within 15 days by way of Barbary to Naples, regulating their movements by the successes at Montpelier. The Pope is not pleased to have it in Italy. The count de Carp, hitherto a faithful servant of the Emperor's, has received the order of St. Michael's, and entered the French service. Barcelona, 22 April 1519.
Hol., partly cipher, deciphered by Tuke, pp. 5.
Add. by mistake: "[To my lor]d Cardinal's grace."
24 April
R. O.
Recognizance of 500 mks. entered into by Sir Thos. Gamage, of Coyty, Sir John Raghan, of Carnlloyd, Sir Wm. Bawdrip, of Penmarke, and John Turbervile, of Tythegeston, all of co. Glamorgan and Morgan, 24 April 11 Hen. VIII., at Kaerdiff, before Sir Matthew Cradoke, deputy of Chas. earl of Worcester, chancellor of the said county, for the appearance of William Vaughan late of Talgarth, before Wolsey, on the last of April. Meanwhile he is not to come within Talgarth, or any town or lordship of the duke of Buckingham within Wales. Another recognizance of 200l., the same date, &c., entered into by Hugh Carne, of Cowbridge, Wm. Basset, f Cowbridge, Thos. Bassett, of Llanryryd, and Christ. Flemyng, of Flemyngton, co. Glam. and Morg., for the appearance, as before, of Roger William, Roger Thomas and Ric. Madoke, late of Talgarth. Endd.
P. 1, large paper.
25 April.
Add. MS.
21, 116, f. 45 b.
B. M.
On Monday in Easter week, 25 [April] 11 Hen. VIII., the earl of Worcester the chamberlain dined in the great chamber at Richmond; with him Mons. la Baty, ambassador to the French king, sitting directly on the outside against the said Earl, and the ambassador of Venice next the Earl, on the one side; the earl of Westmoreland on the outside, next to the French ambassador; the earl of Kent on the inner side, next the Venetian ambassador; and the earl of Devonshire on the outside, next the earl of Westmoreland.
On the Tuesday following the Chamberlain dined in the same room. La Batye on the outside, against him; Claud Boton, amb. of the king of Castile, next to the Earl, and the earls of Westmoreland and Kent.
Copy, temp. Car. I.; p. 1.
27 April.
Nero, B. VI.
B. M.
Has arrived at Padua, where he has been sent by the King, by whose liberality he is much obliged. Has spent much on his journey. The magistrates at Padua, instead of allowing him to live in retirement, have, out of respect to Henry and his intention, treated him with great respect, notwithstanding Pole had assured them he had been sent there merely to study. Will not permit the nobles and bishops who are there, among others a brother of the duke of Bavaria and the marquis of Saluzzo, to outdo him in diligence. Hopes that the King will not allow him, for want of money, to abandon Padua for some obscure place in Italy. 5 Kal. Maii.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.
27 April.
Rym. XIII. 696.
1. Letters patent to Sir John Pecche, deputy of Calais, Sir William Sandys, treasurer, John Bunoult, secretary there, and Robert Fowler, to arrange for the payment and receipt of the 1,000,000 gold crowns at different periods agreed upon by Francis I. Westm., 27 April 11 Hen. VIII.
2. Similar commission for the receipt of 600,000 gold crowns for the surrender of Tournay. Westm., 27 April 11 Hen. VIII.
3. Acquittance for 50,000 francs, part of the 1,000,000 g. cr. 5 May 1519.
4, 5. Acquittances for 25,000 francs, part of the money for Tournay, and for 1,000 g. cr. due from the inhabitants. 5 May 1519.
French roll, 11 Hen. VIII. m. 5, 7, 9.
S. B. 6. Same as § 1 and § 3.
27 April.
R. O.
Desires to continue in Henry's service, and sends him a letter by the bearer. Asks Wolsey to recommend him, as he is more able to advance him than any other person, and has formerly done so. Hopes to have an opportunity to show his gratitude. Asks credence for the bearer. Belloel in Haynault, 27 April 1519. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A mons. mons. le cardinal dYorck.
27 April.
R. O.
Offers his services. Asks Henry to pardon him for not having come to England. Was unable to do so for causes which he has already stated in other letters. Asks credence for the bearer, his maître d'hôtel. Belloel in Haynault, 27 April 1519. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: Au Roy.
28 April.
R. O.
* * * The Pope's legate has taken leave of the King, and purposes to depart next week. He has had no reward as yet. If means be found to satisfy the bishop of Helna by giving him a new bishopric, which he demands, he will "come thither again for to be resident." Has recommended him, and continually made due report of him to Wolsey. Fransysque Phelypp, with all his minstrels, has been robbed near Narbona, in the French jurisdiction. Lord Cherves gave him money to bring the whole company into England. The admiral of France is in Lorraine "laboring toward the Electors, by writing and message, to empeach the King's election." It is said his diligence causes but small profit. He cannot yet obtain their good will to come to their presence. Tomorrow and Saturday the King will keep the feast of St. George. Barsalona, 28 April 1519.
Hol., p. 1. Commencement lost. Add.: Cardynalls grace.
29 April.
Giust. Desp.
ii. 264.
Has received his letters dated 25 March, with mutilated copies of the acts, so that he can make no use of them. A fresh ambassador from Spain is arrived, named Bartholomew, steward of the king Catholic. "He came post in eight days, and has complained grievously" of the king of France's warlike preparations. The lords here seem to lament this contention, and the marquis [of Dorset] told the French ambassador that he much regretted it. Is told that Venice favors the French king's undertaking, and has made preparations to facilitate it. _, 29 April 1519.
30 April.
S. B.
204. For FERDINAND DE VICTORIA, the King and Queen's physician.
Licence to export yearly, during the time he remains in the Queen's service, 500 woollen cloths of a certain length, subject to the usual customs. Del. Westm., 30 April 11 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9.
30 April. 205. ST. SAVIOUR'S, BERMONDSEY, Wint. dioc.
Assent to the election of Robert Shuldham, monk of the exempt monastery of St. Edmund's, Bury, as abbot of St. Saviour's, vice John Merlow, deceased. Westm., 30 April.
Pat. 11 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2.
P. S. b. 2. Petition for the same. Bearers, William Church and Thomas Gaynesburgh. 27 April 1519.
April./GRANTS. 206. GRANTS in APRIL 1519
1. Rob. Croxton, of London, barber, alias sherman. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Ric. Wingfeld, deputy of Calais. Richmond, 22 March 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 April.—P.S.
7. Anth. Cariswall, clk. Presentation to the church of Hanworth, London dioc. Westm., 7 April.—Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 25.
April./GRANTS. 10. Rob. ap Reynoldes, of London, draper. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir. Ric. Wyngfeld, deputy of Calais. Richmond, 30 March 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 April.—P.S. Fr., m. 1.
11. Sir Anth. Ughtred. Grant in reversion of the offices of steward, constable and gatekeeper of the castle and lordship of Bamborogh, Northumb., which offices have been granted, in survivorship, to Thomas lord Darcy and Sir George Darcy his son. Del. Hampton Court, 11 April 10 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 27.
12. Sir Anth. Poyntz and Joan Guldeford his wife. Grant, during the life of the said Joan, of a tun of Gascon wine annually, free of all duties, out of the prizes of wines in the ports of London, Bristol, and Southampton, by the hands of the chief butler of England. Richmond, 26 March 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 12 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 27.
12. Jasper Penne and Ric. Philips, leathersellers of London. Licence to import 300 gross of hats and caps. Richmond, 4 April 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 12 April.–P.S. Fr., m. 4.
13. Hen. Cotton and Wm. Horseley. To have the office of a gunner in the Tower of London, with 6d. a day, during pleasure, vice William Ive, deceased. Richmond, 5 April 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 13 April.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 27.
14. Ralph Cooke, of Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumb. Licence to hawk pewter wares in cos. Northumb., Cumb., Westmor., the bishopric of Durham, Richmond and York, notwithstanding the Act of 4 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 April 10 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 26.
16. Feodaries of crown lands. Appointment of Ralph Pekesale as feodary and receiver general of crown lands in Hants, during pleasure; with authority to deliver all minor heirs to Sir Th. Lovell, treasurer of the Household, and Sir Richard Weston, keepers of such heirs.
Similar appointments as under:
Hunts, Linc., and Camb.: Th. Hall.
Heref., Glouc., Worc. and Marches of Wales: Th. Baskervile.
Notts. and Derb.: Humph. Hersye.
Wilts: Rob. Larder.
Signed: Thomas Lovell, Rychard Weyston.
Del. Westm., 16 April 10 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
16. Albert Newchurche, of London, pewterer. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Anthony Ughtred, captain of Berwick. Greenwich, 1 March 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 16 April.—P.S. Fr., m. 1.
17. Wm. Bartron, of Kyngston, Surrey, brewer. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Richard Wyngfeld, deputy of Calais. Richmond, 2 April 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 April.—P.S. Fr., m. 1.
18. Th. Dey, of Thetforth, Norf., innkeeper, alias mercer. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Richard Wyngfeld, deputy of Calais. Richmond, 8 April 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 April.—P.S. Fr., m. 1.
18. John Garrard, of London, draper alias vintner. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Richard Wyngfeld, deputy of Calais. Richmond, 13 April 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 April.—P.S. Fr., m. 1.
21. Wm. Lloid ap John ap Meredith, sewer of the chamber. To be keeper of Postey Park, Denbigh, N. Wales, lately held, by grant of king Henry VII., by John ap Meredith ap Jevan Lloid, deceased, father of the said William, with an annuity of 4l. 11s. Del. Westm., 21 April 10 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 27.
Reversals of Outlawry:
London. To Sir Chr. Warde, of Rypon, York, sued for debt by Alice, widow and executrix of John Akechyn, of London, tailor. 16 June.
[York ?] To Rob. Myddylton, of Ripon, York, sued for trespass by Marmaduke, abbot of St. Mary's, Fountains. 9 Oct.
[London ?] To John Parker, of London, sued for debt by John Savell and Rob. Melton, of London, goldsmith. 13 Nov.
[Suffolk ?] To Th. Heyrdson, of Rykynghale Superior, Suff., sued for breach of peace by Wm. Rowte. 27 Nov.
[Warw. ?] To Th. Eton, of Alston, Warw., husbandman, sued for trespass by Sir Rob. Throkmerton. 26 April.
[Devon ?] To John Smale, of Plympton Earl, Devon, laborer, sued for trespass by Wm. Strode. 6 July.
_ To Mich. Somerise of St. Peter's Port, Guernsey, merchant sued by Walter Ayleward, of Totton, for assault at Totton, and false imprisonment both there and at Lustwythiall, Cornw. 20 Oct.
[York ?] To Sir Chr. Ward, of Gevendale, York, sued for debt by Th. Langley, clk., executor of Ralph Langley, prebendary of Gevendale, in the church of Ripon college. 5 June.
[Camb. ?] To John Mayes, of Elleworth, Camb., husbandman, sued for debt by Th. Eyton. 7 Nov.
Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 1.
Thomas Brewster, of London, mercer. Lease for 20 years of four messuages in the parish of St. Sepulchre, in the ward of Faryngdon, London, three of which are bounded by the highway leading to Newgate, a hospice called Warwykys Inne, a messuage of Wm. Storkey's, and a messuage of Wm. Mosman's, and the fourth is situated in a lane called Tuttysshaly; at the annual rent of 104s. 8d. The former tenants were Th. Brewister, Beatrice Gyrlle, Rob. Adams and John Norton.—S.B. (Undated.)
Miles Forest. Lease of the pastures and meadows called le Nobbes, Northingis, Sydhyngis, and Mershall Nabbes, parcel of the lordship of Sherefhoton, York, at the annual rent of 22l. 6s. 8d.—S.B. (Undated.) Pat. p. 2, m. 26. Hampton Court, _.
Ric. Norris, alias Rice, of Scottour, Linc., alias of Potton, Beds, alias of Everton, Hunts. Pardon.—S.B. Pat. 10 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7.
28. Peter Dutton, of Hatton, Cheshire, squire of the Body, late mayor of Chester, alias of Holt, of Hawerden, of Bloxwiche, and of London. Pardon. Del. Westm., 28 April 11 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
28. John Rawson, scholar, To have the pension which the abbot of Barmondesey, Surrey, is bound to give to a clerk of the King's nomination. Richmond, 28 April 11 Hen. VIII.—P.S.


  • 1. Adrian.