Henry VIII: March 1522, 16-31

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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March 1522

16 March.
S. B.
2108. For BALTHASAR DE GUERCIS, native of Italy, and surgeon to QUEEN KATHARINE.
Denization. Del. Westm., 16 March 13 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 13 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25.
17 March.
R. O.
"For doubt of the King's ships that be on the sea," had sent two of the King's servants, Bluemantle, officer-at-arms, and William Church, soldier, in two French ships, freighted at Boulogne with wine for Calais by William Bainham and William Morley, merchants of the staple. Notwithstanding this precaution, the ships were taken by Chris. Coo and others, and Bluemantle and Church set on shore. Begs restoration. Calais, 17 March. Signed: John Berners, Morys Berkeley, Robert Wotton, Christopher Garneys.
P. 1. Add.
17 March.
R. O. Rym. XIII. 786.
Congratulating him on the title of Defender of the Faith bestowed upon Henry VIII. Ducal Palace, 17 March 1522.
Latin, on vellum. Add.
17 March.
Galba, B. VII. 253. B. M.
Wrote on the 15th, along with Wingfield. We have since received your letters of the 12th, with the copies of those written by you to Sir Thos. Cheyney, which I translated into French, and by advice of Wingfield, he not being well, went to show the Emperor yesterday. There were present Nassau, Berghes and Hochstrat with Hanneton, who asked the Emperor what I should write to your grace. He said he had not received the letters of his ambassadors, but cordially accepted the proceedings of the King and Wolsey, and desired me to see the Chancellor this morning, who would explain his mind further. Have accordingly spoken with him, and find they are fully satisfied. The Emperor does not wish to receive the loan till he comes to England. Although his intention is to cross the sea before Easter, it is thought he will not be able to do so before Whitsunday. The French king's answer to the King's overtures is anxiously looked for. People think he must accept one of the two means proposed for a truce.
The Emperor will have no difficulty in defending Milan, even if the Venetians persevere in aiding the French. A gentleman of the marquis of Mantua, who has come by post, met the duke of Milan at Aarga, 30 miles from Mantua, where he was expected on the 8th, and was to be received by the brothers of the Marquis and accompanied to Piacenza, from which the Marquis would conduct him to Pavia, and so to Milan. "Some think ere now the Frenchmen have made or failed, and this second effect generally is rather thought than the first." Wingfield is better, and has been visited by the Audiencer and others of the court. The Emperor desired me to confer with my Lady on your letter, who expresses herself greatly bound to the King, and says La Shaw has made the best possible report of his reception, and of the excellent virtues of my lady Princess.
Berghes sends his recommendations, and is rejoiced to see "the verification of his old and continue good opinion." Brussels, 17 March 1521.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 5. Add.
17 March.
R. O.
Today my servant Digges came to me at Trynell in Champayn with your letters, the King being at Brett, three leagues off. After reading them I was much perplexed what to do, as my Lady will be at Blas, sixty leagues hence, tomorrow night, and my charge was principally to her. I thought it better to go first to her, and told the King of it, though without declaring my charge, except that I had a letter and instructions from you to declare specially to my Lady. He said he would agree to whatever she said, and that I must go to her in anywise; which I intend to do in post, though it is painful. I shall not take her answer for a full conclusion, but put it in writing, and return to the King, who will probably then be 100 leagues off, that I may receive a determinate answer from him, according to my instructions, and immediately certify you of it. I write now only to tell you of the separation of the King and my Lady, and I trust it is the King's wish that I should first visit her. There is no news since my letters from Fontayne le Blew of the 13th, and from Mountrew of the 15th. Marynye in Champagne, 17 March. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's good grace.
18 March.
R. T. 137. R. O. Teulet, I. 29.
Has received his credence by Des Barres. Knows that Francis has received calumnious reports about him, who does everything to serve Francis. Believes the person who has done so is the cardinal of York. He will hear from Des Barres that all his intentions are to serve him. Begs him to assist them, and make known his pleasure concerning the declaration of war, which has been made without cause. Edinburgh, 18 March. Signed.
Fr. Add.: Au Roy.
19 March.
Vit. B. V. 49. B. M.
On the death of Leo X. was, by the mercy of God, restored to his dukedom. Expresses his readiness to promote the interests of the king of England. Begs he will write in his favor to the Emperor and the Pope. Urbino, 19 March 1522. Signed.
Lat., mutilated, p. 1. Add.
19 March.
Vit. B. V. 48*. B. M.
2115. The SAME to [HENRY VIII.]
To the same effect. Same date. Signed.
Lat., mutilated, p. 1.
19 March.
R. O.
According to my letter, dated Marynye, 17th inst., I set out to go to my Lady, but, after two posts, could get no horses, and was forced to return. I told the King, who has written letters to every town and village to furnish me with horses for money, and I intend to start tomorrow. The King tells me that he has just heard from Italy that Mark Antony Colonna is killed by a gun, and that the bastard of seigneur John Jaks and 40 of his men are also slain. He says, however, that they "put back the Spaniards marvellous rudely," and slew a great number. The firing was kept up for three days and nights on both sides without a stop, "that one could not hear another, by his saying." Troyes in Champayne, 19 March. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's good grace.
19 March.
Otho, C. IX. 37. B. M.
2117. P. DE VILLERS LYLE ADAM, Grand Master of Rhodes, to HENRY VIII.
Has heard from a spy that Solyman is making great preparations against them. All intelligence is stopped. Hopes the King will assist them in this great emergency. Requires the presence of all belonging to their order. Rhodes, 19 March 1522. Signed.
Lat., mutilated, p. 1. Add.
19 March.
R. O.
2118. SAME to WOLSEY.
Since my arrival in Rhodes I have lost no opportunity of sending you news from the East. One of our spies returned today, having left Constantinople twelve days ago, and reports that a great armament is being prepared by the Turk, it is said, against us. Though we cannot verify this, I have commenced to lay in a store of provisions, and strengthen the weak parts of the town, and have prepared fast vessels (celoces) to carry letters to those of our order in the West, in case we are attacked. I write to you now because our chief hope is in the King. Notice has already been given to those of our order in the West, to be ready to come with ships. Rhodes, 19 March 1522. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
20 March.
Galba, B. VII. 256. B. M.
Wrote last on the 17th. Last night Wingfield had a return of fever, but less violent, and the physician hopes for his short recovery. At Wingfield's desire, delivered this morning the King's letters to the Emperor in recommendation of Penysson for an office that he desires of the Duke of Milan. The Emperor has promised to write in his favor. The King's letters to the Emperor under his own hand, and the news brought by Anthony, usher of the Chamber, from the ambassadors, were shown to his majesty by John Allemand in presence of the cardinal of Liege, Ravestein, the Grand Esquire, the bishop of Palencia, Beauren, La Roche and Hanneton, to their great satisfaction. The Chancellor was absent, unwell. The captain Lascano, who came from Zealand with the Grand Esquire, says they have retained 60 ships for the Emperor's voyage; some of 300 [tons], and none under 160; that 1,000 quintals of gunpowder are laden to be sent to the viceroys of Spain to besiege Fontarabia. The Emperor had determined to leave Ghent before the end of this month, but is counselled to remain here in consequence of the state of affairs in Italy. He is not likely to be at Calais before Easter.
There has been a muster of 800 foot and 80 horse at Avenes in Hainault, who entered France and took great spoil of cattle. The French gathered 1,500 foot and 100 horse, and attacked them on their return; but though 300 of the party had gone on with the booty, the remainder overthrew them, took 300 and slew 160. The French have not more than 300 spears upon this frontier. The elector of Cologne is here to procure from the Emperor the execution of the sentence given by the diet of Worms upon the question between him and the city. The Emperor hears from Naples that the Viceroy is at the point of death. Marquis John of Brandenburg, who married the queen of Arragon, the Grand Esquire, marshal of Burgundy, don Hugh de Monkada, prior of St. John of Messynne, the marquis of Villafranca and the count of Cabra, who offered 10,000 ducats, are suitors for his office. The council of Spain wish it to be be given to Fonseca or don John Manuel. A gentleman of the duke of Termy, who left Milan on the 4th, says the city is so well fortified that there is no fear, and the Swiss and French are not likely to besiege it. Brussels, 20 March 1521.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 5. Add.
20 March.
Galba, B. VII. 259. B. M.
I have received your two letters, dated 13 March. I have also understood from La Chaulx and my ambassadors the great pains you have taken in my affairs, and have found by experience that the common affairs of England and myself succeed best wherever you are. I refer you to my ambassadors until I come myself. Brussels, 20 March.
Added in his own hand: I beg you to continue your good efforts, of the value of which I am fully sensible. Signed and sealed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A mons. le cardinal d'York, legat, primat et lieutenant general d'Angleterre.
21 March.
R. O.
2121. RIC. SYDNOR to MR. TAMWORTH, one of the King's auditors.
Thanks him for sending his book, which agrees with the creditor of his own hand, except in some points, now corrected, which occurred through the negligence of the writer's servant. With these corrections there will not be much difference about the sum in Sydnor's hands. Will come and have it certified by Daunce and Blagge, and asks Tamworth to have the warrant ready for him that he may get it signed by the King on his return from Newhall. Hanworth, 21 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
Written on a leaf of Tamworth's accounts, corrected by Sydnor, there being a deficiency of 4s. 2d. in the scullery.
22 March.
R. O.
2122. DACRE to WOLSEY.
Received by Carlisle herald, the bearer, his letters dated Westm. 20 Feb., stating that the French king had sent a gentleman to Scotland with letters to command Albany to return to France, and that he would declare his charge before the Estates and nobles in the presence of a servant of the King, that the French King's plain dealing might be known. The said gentleman came to Berwick on Thursday the 6th inst., and sent his courier to ask Albany to send to meet him at the Bound road; but he replied he could not cause him to be conveyed safely. Sent, therefore, a servant of his own with him on the Sunday after, and gave him letters to the Duke and the Chancellor about some ships and prisoners wrongfully holden; of which he encloses copies, with the answer. The gentleman had an interview with the Duke on the Tuesday, but none but the Duke and Chancellor know his message. They kept Dacre's servant for eight days in a room, and would let him speak to no one.
The Scotch ships lie "within such arborye in the keis" that it is impossible to hurt them, except three in which the Duke came. These lie on the west coast at Dunbritain, sometimes in calm weather, "in the danger of the castle," and sometimes they go abroad. The Duke has now sent his letters to the lords of Scotland to meet him. Does not know whether it is to declare the Frenchman's message, or to come into the Merse to destroy the Homes. Is informed for certain that the great lords will have no war, and that there are not 18 barrels of gunpowder in all Scotland. Made Carlisle remain to convey the Frenchman up again, as Clarencieux was not here. Is surprised that he has heard nothing as yet of the coming of the King's garrison, either from my lord of Carlisle, or from any of the captains. If Albany come into the Merse, the Homes will be destroyed for want of assistance, and this will be a great loss in time to come. Berwick is not furnished, though many of the garrison must lie in it. Norham, 22 March. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace.
22 March.
R. O.
Felix Trophinus, collector apostolic in England, and my secretary, has been taken prisoner by Fra Bernardino, the French Admiral, on his journey to congratulate the Pope from me; and I ask you to intercede on his behalf with the French king, as there was nothing in his charge which would have been objectionable to the said King. I have written also to my secretary, Jo. Matth. Giberti, who will explain the matter more fully. Florence, 22 March 1522. Signed: Ju. Vicecancell.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: R. &c. Tho. carli Eboracen., s sedis ap legato, &c.
22 March. 2124. For the MONASTERY OF BARNEWELL, Ely dioc.
Assent to the election of Th. Rawlyn as prior, vice Wm. Camebridge, deceased. Westm., 22 March.
Pat. 13 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12.
22 March. 2125. For the PRIOR and CONVENT of ST. MARY, CIRENCESTER, Worc. dioc.
Assent to the election of John Blake as abbot, vice John Hagburne, deceased. Westm., 22 March.
Pat. 13 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12.
P. S. b. 2. Petition for the above. They present the elect to the King by their brethren John Dorney and Ric. Herford. 17 March 1521.
Galba, B. VII.
264. B. M. St. P. I. 93.
Since the King left Greenwich the Imperial ambassador has received letters for the King of great importance. As the matter required despatch, "I therefore was so bold to peruse and visit the contents of the said letter to your grace directed," conveying the Emperor's wish to see the King, to consign the Low Countries to his charge, and of his journey to Spain, which he is obliged to defer by reason of having to wait for his navy. He now intends to accomplish everything according to the treaty at Bruges;— to victual ships, levy 6,000 men to pass with him into Spain, and keep his Easter in England. Desires the King will defend the Channel, and send ships to Calais by the 10th April to transport the Emperor and his train.
Wolsey marvels at this sudden determination, as his ambassadors have always stated he could not be ready before Easter, and that the King should have a month's warning. Considering the want of preparation, the employment of the nobles in viewing the people, and the unfitness of the King for accomplishing his promise according to the treaty, has written to the Emperor a letter which he sends the King. Perceives that this haste of the Emperor is only to accelerate the declaration against France. His arrival must be deferred until 26th April at least; otherwise they will have to labor in Holy Week, "which were not convenient for princes, ne for meaner personages, but rather to be occupied in prayer and contemplation." Has instructed the ambassadors in the Imperial court accordingly.
Sends a letter, directed to the French king, for restitution to be made to English merchants.
Galba, B. VII.
263. B. M.
I thank you for your often writing and informing me of news. I find by your last that the Emperor was very well pleased with the instructions I lately sent to Sir Thos. Cheney, the King's ambassador in France, which you, Spinelly, declared to the Emperor in the absence of you, Sir Rob. Wingfield, who were ill with fever. I hope the French king will be induced to consent to a truce, which would be very beneficial to the Emperor, both for his safe passage to Spain, and for the tranquillity of the Low Countries in his absence. You write that the Emperor is going to keep Easter at Bruges, and will not be ready to cross the sea till near Whitsuntide; but the Emperor's own letters to the King, of which I enclose a copy, say he means to keep Easter in England, and to be at Calais on the 10th of April. I send you the King's answer, to be delivered by you under such form as you will understand by the copy enclosed. I think the Emperor should defer his coming, and not be at Calais before the xx[vi.] of April, the Saturday after Easter day. You must note that there is a clause in the King's answer to this effect: "As we could not perceive amongst all communications and devices with your ambassadors, that ye could or minded to be in readiness for your said setting forward in that voyage before Easter, and that we should have warning of a month, [at] the least, of your final and certain determination in that behalf." The Emperor's ambassadors fear that from these words it will be imputed to them that they told the King the Emperor could not come to England before Easter, which they never did; but the words, being "we could not perceive amongst all communications," do not imply any express affirmation by them. "And [therefore] it is the King's mind that ye shall make declaration of the King's intent, and ... which letters as in that point should have been reformed, he ... at Newhall, and the matter required celerity, whereby time should have ... written and sent to the court of new to be signed."
f. 262. "After the making of which declarations ye shall show unto the Emperor, according to the purport of ..." that although the King desires nothing more than the speedy arrival of the Emperor in England, and thinks his voyage to Spain most important, he regrets he cannot put everything in such order as is requisite. The King had always looked for a month's warning, but the Emperor's letters dated 10 March only came to hand on the 20th. The officers of Calais are now in England on the King's business, and cannot speedily return to prepare for the Emperor's reception, nor can the nobles appointed to receive him at Gravelines, who are now in their own countries. Time is needed also for the preparation of transports for the Emperor and his train, and to get ready the King's ships to guard the Channel, and furnish them with victuals, fish being at present scarce. In fulfilment of the treaty of Bruges, the King has commissioned his nobles in every shire to view his people, and have them in readiness for defence of the realm, and to raise money for the wars; and if on this short warning, his said nobles being in the midst of their business, the King should have to come and meet the Emperor, it would be a great hindrance to their common affairs. If the Emperor be at Calais on the said 10th day, the King would "be enforced to labor in Palm Sunday w[eek, being hebdomada] sancta, which were not convenient for princes, or yet for meaner personages, but [rather that] holy time to be occupied in prayer and contemplation. The furniture also of Dover, and [the] towns betwixt the sea side and London, with victuals, carriages and all other things necessary, will require a good tract of time." You must desire the Emperor therefore to put off his coming at least till the 26th of April, when the King will send a suitable number of ships to Calais, and get his nobles in readiness to receive him, by which time also knowledge may be had of the towardness of the French king to a truce.
Draft, in Ruthal's hand, pp. 3, mutilated.
Galba, B. VI. 141. B. M.
Received on the 20th instant his letter, dated Brussels, the 10th, intimating his desire to visit Henry on his way to Spain; for which purpose he requests Henry to have a navy ready to guard the Channel, and protect his passage from Calais, and to have ships ready to escort him by the 10th of April, when he intends to embark. Regrets that the time is so short that he cannot furnish the town of Calais for his reception, the officers of the town being now in England,—nor have ships ready so early as he desires. The nobles of his kingdom are commissioned to muster the people for the annoyance of the Scots, and for the great expedition against France, and cannot be recalled without inconvenience. Thought it best to have this done during this time in Lent, as it was not supposed that Charles would set forward so early, but that he would give at least a month's warning. Victuals suitable to the season cannot now be had. Begs therefore he will delay his coming to Calais at least till Saturday after Easter, the 26th April, by which time also the French king's disposition to accept or reject the truce will be known.
Draft, in Ruthal's hand, pp. 3.
Vit. B. XX.
242*. B. M.
2129. [WOLSEY to CHARLES V.]
"... your right trusty counsaylor Mons. Delaschaw, and other your ambassadors as ... [de]syryth the continuance, advancement, prosperous success [of your affair]ys, and groundly pondering the present state of the [same, doth] not imagine or thinke any thing more covenable and necessary for your honor and suertie, aswell in [your going] and passage in to Spayn, as leving those your Low Countrays [in res]t, tranquillite and goode suertie, so that at your arrival in Spain ye [ma]y prepayre, arredy and furnesshe yourselfe with puyssance and [sub]stance for the great expedition against France," than a truce with France. Has devised two ways; one general, all things standing as now; the other qualified, to extend to all patrimonial lands on either side, except Milan, which the French king may attempt to recover, and Charles to defend. Has written on the subject to the King's ambassador in France, and hopes to have a favorable answer shortly. If the French king refuse a truce, and insist on having a treaty of peace. then if some convention of peace by the mediation of Henry were taken, not prejudicial to the chief points of the treaty of Bruges, "prorogation or tract of time should follow thereby of the invasion of France, yet it were expedient and necessary [as] I have to your ambassadors more at large declared mine opinion." (fn. 1)
Draft, in Ruthal's hand, mutilated, p. 1.
23 March.
Titus, B. I. 316. B. M. St. P. I. 96.
This night, about six, the post arrived with Wolsey's letters for the King; "and though it so were that his grace was ready to set him to supper, for his meat had now been a good space upon the board, yet he read your letters." After supper, the King made Sampson read the copies of both the letters touching Milan. He is greatly surprised at the acceleration of the Emperor's coming, and is so satisfied with Wolsey's letter that he thinks, "if all his whole council of England" had debated the matter, they could not have improved it. He has signed the letter, which Sampson returns. He thinks his officers should return from Calais, and proposes to keep his Easter at Richmond, because all his preparations are there; and at his departing from Greenwich there was no small suspicion of the plague. He will also have the house at Greenwich as clean as may be for the Emperor's coming. He thinks that the Peter Pomegranate and Mary Gonson "be of too great portage" to keep the narrow seas, and proposes his great galley and two rowbarges instead. He agrees to the letter to the French king, although he had thought of not sending it, as he intends so shortly to declare himself against Francis; but he leaves the matter to Wolsey. Newhall, 23 March. Signed.
23 March.
R. O.
Those of Milan, fearing that the French will wait for the horsemen sent from Francis beyond the mountains, and that the war will continue, and also being pressed for money to entertain the lanzknechts, have written to the prothonotary Caracciolo, asking him to obtain a loan of 20,000l. st., offering their bond in meliori forma, and the yearly pension of 6,000 ducats for you, of which the Prothonotary asked me to inform you. Brussels, 23 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate's [gra]ce.
24 March.
R. O.
Wrote on Thursday last to Thos. Hennege his mind about the execution of certain of his household servants, who were guilty of felony. Understands that a letter was sent to him to respite them; "but God hath in such wise disposed and ordered, that execution of all the said transgressors, saving one, is passed, without any sight or coming to me of your said letters, and by a marvellous chance," as his son lord Edmond, the bearer, will show him. The one not executed is restored to sanctuary, whence he was taken by force. Desires his pardon, as he was the least offender, and it was his first offence. Honnesdone, 24 March. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace. Endd.
24 March.
Vit. B. V. 50. B. M.
2133. CLERK and PACE to WOLSEY.
Advertised him in their last of the slaughter of Mark Antony Colonna, of the death of Jacobus Trivultius' son, and the [defeat] of Bosula. Bonaval was slain at the same time. The French, finding much resistance at Milan, have withdrawn ten miles to Rho. A letter from Lautrec to Francis has been intercepted, complaining of lack of money and victuals. It was thought that the French would have retired; but they are now hovering about Pavia to prevent the duke of Milan joining the imperialists, which would be very detrimental to them. "The Swecys be not elect persons, but rascal, and very evil appointed."
It was noised that the French had taken Pavia, but news is come that the duke of Milan and the marquis of Mantua have entered that city. On the 17th a courier came from the Pope to the College with letters, of which they send copies. The Pope had not intended to leave Vittoria until the coming of the Legates. It is hoped, however, he will come at once, as he has been exhorted to do by the Emperor. The Legates make great difficulty of going to him, either by sea or land. The Pope would be glad if they would come to him in Spain, with a fleet, as is supposed, to protect him from the Turk. The Cardinals do not pay much attention to the Pope's wishes, "as it is no marvel, for a great part of them care not if he never came here." They have proposed the restitution of the Bentivogli; so Wolsey may see how much they care for the Church. Rome, 24 March. Signed.
Pp. 3, mutilated. Add.: To my lord Legate.
24 March.
R. O.
This morning the King read the news contained in your packet, and then gave them to me; but he says he has nothing for me to write but to recommend him to you. The bearer is an Irish priest, who has long sued for a bishopric among the wild Irish, asking for letters of commendation to the Pope, signed by the King; "which is also your gracious pleasure, as he saith." The bishopric is poor, and has been vacant four years. His suit has cost him more than he can bear, and there are few or none who will ask for it. Wishes to know his pleasure. Newhall, 24 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate's grace.
26 March.
Vesp. F. XIII. 118. B. M.
On Monday last the earl of Angus and a bishop were landed as prisoners at Boulogne, sent by the duke of Albany with seven ships. On the Friday before they lay open before Calais, and at night went into the Downs, where they lay all Saturday without meeting any of the King's ships, which keep but little "seson" between Dover and Calais. Calais, 26 March.
Hol., p. 1.
27 March.
R. O.
I thank you for writing to the King for the preferment of my chaplain to the benefice of Hackney. The King signed the warrant of presentation enclosed in the said letter, and I now send it by my clerk for you to seal when convenient. My servant, whom I sent to court, reports that he heard that the King had given the prebend of Cheswyke to Dr. Sampson, of which I am glad, because he is worthy, and because Urswyke favored him for Southwell's sake. Hackney, 27 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Lord cardinal of York, legate de latere [and chan]cellor of England.
28 March.
R. O.
Notwithstanding the letters of the French ambassador and the captain of Boloyne for eight or nine posthorses from place to place for me and my company, we can never get more more than four with great delay; and for greater speed I have been obliged to send all my company home but two. If I stay here long this will not be honorable to the King or myself; "wherefore I most humbly beseech your grace to have respect hereunto, and to consider the premises." Mountrell, 28 March. Signed.
P.1. Add.: To my lord Legate's good grace. Endd.
28 March.
R. O.
On Lady Day the Nuncio and I came to Plymouth, and found De la Chaulx, who had been there three days. He had prepared a ship of 140 tons, well armed, and I another not so great for the Nuncio and myself. At last, however, De la Chaulx forsook the great vessel and took a small one from Biscay. The mariners are much disappointed, as the ship was arrested and detained two months by the King's order. The French do much hurt to Englishmen at sea, and many are afraid to set sail. We intend to start as soon as the wind serves. De la Chaulx says that the Pope left Victoria on the 10th inst., and is at Saragossa. He goes thence to Barsalona to wait for his navy, and his mind is to go shortly to Rome. De la Chaulx says we cannot follow our instructions about going to Portugal, for if the Pope leaves Barcelona before we return, as is likely, it will be impossible for us to carry out your commands. No man dares pass that sea, unless well armed, on account of the Saracens. "I perceive by the mind of the ambassador that he little regardeth the going to Portugal." The three cardinals have not yet come to the Pope. His court consists only of three Spanish bishops. It is supposed he will make all haste to Rome, for the partrimony of the Church is out of order. I beseech you to remember the letter of exchange of Ant. Vivaldi, for the journey is long and costly, and among people who will do nothing without money. It will not be to the King's honor for me to borrow. Plymouth, 28 March.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace.
29 March.
Calig. D. VIII. 225. B. M.
On Friday the [21st] inst. I arrived at Blase, and declared my charge [to the King's mother]. She thanks you for your love to her son, and for your efforts to reconcile him and the Emperor, which she hopes you will continue. Her gentleman will go to you with all possible diligence, and she hopes to satisfy you in everything. The reason he did not go was only to hear what Labarroys (Barres) had done in Scotland. As to the letters patent sent by the French king to Henry, she said it would be more reasonable for Henry to declare against the Emperor than against her son; and as to your opinion, her very trust was that, whatever you said, you would rather declare against the Emperor. In the matter of the King's subjects, they would do whatever the King would have them. As to Albany, she hoped the King and you were satisfied with the answer made already. The King's money is ready, and will be sent as soon as other matters are arranged. As to the robberies by sea, the King would make me an answer.
When I had declared to her the first article touching the truce, she asked me if I had authority to conclude one. I said no, but only to hear what answer should be made. She then asked what else I had to say. I said, nothing. She said she was sure the King would not desire her son to withdraw his army from Milan, considering the great expence he had been at in keeping it there. She then told me "that Milan [should be] reserved, and the King her son should be at his liberty t[o attack] and in likewise the Emperor to defend it." I asked her who told her, or if she had heard such word from her ambassador; but she would not let me know her informant. "And as for the effect of mine instructions, she knew in a man[ner as well] as myself." When she saw me hesitate so long at the first truce, she asked me if I thought it possible the meeting could be brought to pass. I said, "Yea, by your good means, in [case the] Emperor would not agree to this." She then said "that an [the] meeting were conditionally upon his agreement, she say[d that] there could be no meeting, for she said he were great[ly to] blame to refuse that thing that should be so much for his honor and profit," and that it was no use speaking of it, for the thing could never be brought to pass. I then said you had devised another way, and declared everything according to my instructions. She answered, "Then let all Italy go with all, saying that she [knew] your grace meaneth none otherwise; and I made her answer that your grace meaneth not but that the realm of N[aples] should stand in like case as all other the Emperor's lands which is in Italy, as well as Milan." She then said, "it were no reason the French king sho[uld be] more bound to the tone than the Emperor to the tother." Perceiving that she would not agree, I exhorted her, as well as I could, to advise the French king to agree to one of these alternatives, but she remained obstinate. I said if she thought neither of these ways indifferent, she did not esteem the amity of England as she ought. She said she esteemed it more than that of all Christendom, or she would have been loath to have troubled herself so much. Nevertheless, she would write to her son to show him your mind, and hoped he would make an answer that would satisfy the King and you. This was all I could get of her, except that she showed me the King's children, who are goodly and large as I have ever seen. On my taking leave she bid me send her recommendations to you, saying that after the King she and her son trust most in you, and desire this meeting above every other thing, for she believes that if the King and her son could once speak together, this matter would soon be brought to a good end. (fn. 2)
Till yesterday I could not speak with the King or the Admiral, for on my return from my Lady they were gone, no man could tell whither, with only a dozen gentlemen and forty of his guard, the rest remaining at Barr sus Albe. Of a surety he has been with the duke of Lorraine. As soon as he saw me, he called me, and said my Lady had written to him all that I had declared to her. He thanked you for the great pains you had taken, and made the same answers as my Lady about the sending of the gentleman by her, the letters patent, the restraining of the King's money and the King ... As to the duke of Albany, he said you must know by this time whether he had [not] done his best to recall him, and whether he went [with] his knowledge or not. As to your opinion, that if you were made [judge] you would rather declare against him than against the Emperor, he hoped the King would not declare himself otherwise than right required; and it was clearly shown to you at Calais that it was the [Emperor] who began. Besides the Emperor had sent him a letter of defiance, which letter he has yet to show. As to the meeting, he answered that he would come in post to Boulogne at any time the King would appoint, and hoped you would do your best to promote it. He will consent to the truce, reserving all Italy as well as the duchy of M[ilan]; otherwise not, unless the Emperor withdraw his army from that duchy, saying that it would be [unreasonable] "that he should be bound from the Emperor's lands, and to ... danger of the winning of that thing which is his ... not that he intendeth to go to Naples if he recu ... but because he would the Emperor should be ..." (fn. 3) Moreover, he says nothing could induce him to this if it were not the King's pleasure, considering what [advantage] he has of the Emperor now, for he has 32,000 foot paid for a year, that will not cost him a sou, and 3,000 men-of-arms, besides his army in Italy; and the Emperor has not 300, nor money to pay their wages. He says the Emperor has no more title to Milan than he to the kingdom of Spain, and he will do the King more pleasure for love than the Emperor for love and money. He hopes, therefore, you will weigh everything indifferently, or else let him alone, in which case he will in two years make the Emperor one of the poorest princes in Christendom.
Finding I could not induce him to accept either alternative, I asked the Admiral to exhort him as well as he could. He said he would rather his master were under the ... than he would advise him to anything so much against his honor. Seeing there was no other resource, I declared to him and the Admiral "as follows, according to mine instructions." The King answered, that if he did not esteem the amity of England above everything else, he would not consent to this. I then declared to him that the Emperor, intending to cross into Spain, had desired the King to be protector of his Low Countries, which he intended not to refuse, and so forth. He replied that the Emperor could not do himself a better turn,—that the King was much more able to defend them than he was,—that his so doing was a clear declaration,—that he had never given the King cause to take part with his mortal enemy, but that, notwithstanding, he would seek aid of no man, and trusted to defend himself,—that now he would never trust prince living,—that he still hoped the King would not lose him thus, but if he did, he vowed to God he should never win him again. (fn. 4) In my opinion it would be a pity to lose this man, as I really think he values the King's friendship.
As to lady Margaret's lands, he says [she] complains more than she has [a right to do], for though she was c[ontrahent] in the treaty of London, he was not bound by it, because she did not [keep her] promise for the full est[ablishment] of that treaty, but was chief procurer of the war; yet for the King's sake he could be content to forbear, even in a greater matter.† As to the letter he sent to Poyllet, he said he could do no less, seeing how the English robbed his subjects at sea with letters of marque. As to all other ships and wrongs, let any man be appointed by you, and he will appoint another, but he will not deliver the ships at Bordeaux till restitution be made on both sides, for there were three French ships taken in England for every English ship here. He said that seven Spanish ships of war had been drowned on the coast of Brittany, and all that was in them lost, except two, which were of 400 apiece, and 1,000 men taken; also that his men had slain 1,200 Spaniards beside Fontarabia, and had slain or taken prisoners three or four score Burgundians on the borders of Picardy. No news about Milan, except that the duke of Barri has arrived there with 5,000 Almains. I beg to know how long I am to remain here, and that I may have 100l. Lengres, 29 M[arch]. Signature lost.
Pp. 8, mutilated.
29 March.
S. B.
2140. For GEORGE NEVYLL, LORD BERGEVENNY, K.G., late of Birlyng, Kent.
General pardon for treason and for giving liveries, as specified in the information of Sir Edw. Guldeford, in the King's Bench. Westm.,_. Del. Westm., 29 March 13 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 13 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 25.
30 March.
R. O.
Has written to ask the King for a passport for Champaigne, officer of arms of France, to pass from Dover to Boulogne, as he cannot endure a sea voyage. Expects the King will be glad to hear from him of his nephew's prosperity, as will the Queen his mother. Requests Wolsey to despatch his secretary as soon as possible. Edinburgh, 30 March. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A mons. rme le cardinal d'York.
30 March.
R. O.
I have received a letter from you today, saying that you expect the Emperor to be at Calais on the 26th April or thereabouts, and thence to cross to Dover. According to my duty as marshal of Calais, I wrote immediately to the under marshal to take a view of all the lodgings and houses fit for the Emperor's train. Will come when he has finished the commission of the Cinque Ports. If the Emperor come to Dover it will be necessary to repair the castle, as several chimneys have been blown down by storms since you were there. Bourne, 30 March. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's [goo]d grace.
31 March.
Galba, B. VII. 13. B. M.
I have received by your ambassadors your letters of the 23rd March, and heard their credence, desiring me to put off my visit to Calais till the 26th April at least, that you may have time to equip vessels for my passage, and to guard the Channel, as also to give time for an answer touching the acceptance or refusal of the truce. Will follow your counsel, although we had previously intended to cross before Easter if our army by sea was ready, considering that we might arrange our affairs at leisure, according to our treaties, on our journey by land to Falmouth, and the delay might be injurious if by the heat we should meet with calm weather, which would keep us long at sea. Brussels, 31 March. Signed.
Fr., pp. 2. Add. at ƒ. 15*b.
R. O. 2144. "NEWS OUT OF ITALY."
The Emperor's ambassador at Venice wrote on the 17th March, that the Venetians say they will not help the French more than the treaties compel them; but secretly they do all they can to assist them, especially with money, according to the French king's letters which were intercepted and sent to England. Letters of the 15th from Rome say that the Cardinals appointed by the College to go to the Pope would set out shortly; that it is expected that Franciscus Maria, at the instigation of the French, will not keep the appointment he made with the College, but "begin new business" against the patrimony of the Church and the Emperor; that le sieur Rens Dacery, with others of the Ursins, assembled men-of-arms for the French service; that the duke of Ferrara had taken Cent and La Preve in Bononia; and that the Bentyvolls were not far from Bononia, waiting only to see the success of Milan, which being for the French, all Italy will apparently change and join them. The bearers of these last letters from Italy say that when they passed Mantua and Verona on the 21st, they heard nothing of these successes, but the French were between Milan and Pavia, and the Duke in Pavia. The French reports are therefore not believed; but I fear they may be successful, seeing that Francis is coming in person, and there is not sufficient provision to resist them here, for lack of payment of the lanzknechts.
Pp. 2. In Spinelly's hand.
March./GRANTS. 2145. GRANTS in MARCH 1522.
1. John Aleyn, alderman, John Aparke, mercer, Ric. Gittons, vintner, Roger Dele and Ric. Prowe, drapers, all of London. Licence to import 1,000 tuns of Gascon wine in ships furnished with artillery. In margin: "Franc' separaliter pro quolibet mercatore." Del. Westm., 1 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S. B.
ii. Letters patent granting the same, cancelled on 11 April 13 Hen. VIII. because five separate grants were made instead.—S.B.
1. Censius, son of John de Balthazari, alias de Menasava, merchant of Luca, resident in the isle of Candie. To be consul there for life. Del. Westm., 1 March 13 Hen, VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 23. Pr. in Rymer, XIII. 766.
1. Th. Cardycan. Grant of the manor of Tyllyngdon, Surrey, part of Buckingham's lands.—S.B. (undated). Westm., 1 March. Pat. 13 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 23.
1. Christ. Villers. To be keeper of the park of Knesehale, Notts, part of Buckingham's lands, with 2d. a day. Del. Westm., 1 March 13 Hen. VIII. Signed: T. Magnus.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 22.
2. Anth. Pelham, lancer of Calais. Re version of an annuity of 10 marks out of the issues of the town and marches of Calais, now held by Th. Thwaytes, lancer, by patent 9 Feb. 5 Hen. VIII. Also reversion of the office of "bedell" of the lordships of Marke and Oye, with 8d. a day, granted to, Thwaytes, in reversion, by patent 27 July 3 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 27.
2. Th. Walton, of Preston in Aundernes, Lanc., glover. Pardon for the murder of John Paten. Greenwich, 26 Feb. 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 20.
5. Wm. Estykke, of the parish of St. Sepulchre in Farringdon without Newgate, also of St. Bride's, Flete Strete, London, "sherman," alias fustian shearer. Protection; going in the retinue of lord Berners, deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 25 Feb. 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 March.—P.S.
5. Th. Pikell, alias Pikcle, of the parish of St. Michael, Woodstrete, alias of the parish of St. Mary, Somerset, London, merchant tailor, alias "fustian calender." Protection; going in the retinue of lord Berners, deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 25 Feb. 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 March.—P.S.
6. Sir Edw. Darell. Grant, in tail male, of the manors of Woxcombe, Westbedwyn, Burbage, Savage and Orcheston, Wilts, part of Buckingham's lands, to hold by knight service; rent 31l. Greenwich, 26 Feb. 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 20.
6. Ralph Pexsall. Grant, in consideration of his attendance on the King's matters in the Chancery, of the office of clerk of the Crown in Chancery, as held by John de Tamworthe, Geoffrey Martyn and Th. Ive, temp. Edw. III. and Edw. IV., Clement Clerk, temp. Hen. VII., and Wm. Porter; with 20l. a year, and a livery as had by Ric. Sturgeon and Th. Ive, temp. Hen. VI. Del. Westm., 6 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 24.
6. John, s. and h. of Nich. Saintlo. Livery of the manor of Stoke, Somerset. Greenwich, 19 Feb. 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, ms. 6 and 7.
7. G. bishop of Coventry and Lichfield. C. bp. of Hereford, Sir Rise ap Thomas, Sir Wm. Uvedale, Sir Th. Cornewall, Sir Ralph Egerton, Sir Wm. Thomas, Peter Newton and Geo. Bromley. Commission of oyer and terminer in the principality of South and North Wales, and in cos. Salop, Heref., Glouc., Worc., Chester and Flynt, and the marches, with power to raise soldiers, if required, and to keep them for the King's use. Del. Westm., 7 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
7. Ric. Grey, brother of the marquis of Dorset. Grant of the manor of Kayinhana in Holdernes, York, part of Buckingham's lands, at the usual rent. Del. Westm., 7 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 1.
Copy of the above.—R.O.
7. Sir Wm. Skevington. Grant, in tail male, of the manor of Dachehurste, Kent, part of Buckingham's lands. Greenwich, 27 Feb. 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 March—P.S. Pat. P. 3, m. 20.
8. Francis Brian, squire of the Body. Wardship of Henry s. and h. of John fortescue. Signed: R. Weyston. Del. Westm., 8 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
8. John Latymere, of Freston, Suff., alias of Charlecote, Warw., alias of Legerashby, Northt., alias of the hospice of Liones Inne, in the parish of St. Clement-without-the-Bars, London. Pardon. Del. Westm., 8 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 24.
8. Sir Thomas Leyre, priest and hermit. Grant of the free chapel of St. Mary, called Alderton Chapel, in the lordship of Haveryll, Suff., in consideration of his having made extensive repairs there. He has held the chapel for two years by grant of Buckingham. Greenwich, 15 Feb. 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 March.—P.S.
8. Robert Marbury, serjeant-at-arms. Wardship of Francis, brother and heir of Nicholas (who died a minor), s. and h. of Michael Nevell. Signed: R. Weyston. Del. Westm., 8 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
8. Jasper Penne, alias Pende, of London, leatherseller. Protection; going in the retinue of lord Berners, deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 28 Feb. 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 March.—P.S.
10. John Cheyney, man-at-arms in the retinue of the treasurer of Calais. Reversion of the offices of bailiff of Hampnes and Sandgate, marches of Calais, with 12d. a day, as held by Wm. Noyer; on vacation by Roger Cheyney; and of man-at-arms on horseback in the King's retinue at Calais, on next vacancy, with 12d. a day and 20 marks a year, and with the wages of an archer in the said retinue at 6d. a day. Del. Westm., 10 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
10. Wm. Osbourne, of London, skinner. Protection; going in the retinue of lord Berners, deputy of Calais. Del. Westm., 10 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
12. Henry earl of Essex. Grant, in tail male, of the manor of Bedmyster, Somers., part of Buckingham's lands, at the usual rent. Del. Hampton Court, 12 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 3.
12. John Hoote, of Guysnes, marches of Calais. Denization; he being a native of Mastricke, in Brabant. Hampton Court, 12 March.—Pat. 13 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 11.
12. Ric. Osburne, of Boroughe Sancti Petri, Suff. Pardon for the theft of a grey mare, value 20s., belonging to Rob. Chaundeler, convicted before John Clerke, mayor of Norwich. Del. Westm., 12 March (year not given).—S.B. Pat. 13 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 23.
13. John Ryshbroke, yeoman of the Crown. To be receiver and bailiff of the lordships of Welles, Wareham, Blakeney, Wyffton, Shiryngham, and Stafford-Bernyngham, Norf., part of Buckingham's lands. Greenwich, 28 Feb. 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 (fn. 5) March.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 23.
14. Edw. Bayngton, squire for the Body. To be steward of the possessions in Cherell and Brode Towne, Wilts, part of Warwick's lands. Greenwich, 2 March 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 20.
14. Th. Fitzgerald, squire for the Body. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Gerald earl of Kildare and Elizabeth Seint John his wife, and as brother and h. of Henry Fitzgerald, who died a minor: notwithstanding the attainder of Buckingham, to whom the wardship of the said Thomas was granted. Del. Westm., 14 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 12.
14. Alex. Longe, late a soldier of Tournay. Pardon. Del. Westm., 14 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
14. Sir Wm. Sandys, knight for the Body. To be one of the chamberlains of the receipt of the Exchequer, on vacation by George earl of Shrewsbury, who holds by patent 14 May 1 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Copy of the above.—R.O.
15. Recognizance cancelled. John Joise, of the parish of the hospital of St. Thomas, in Southwerke, Surrey, glasier, and Edith his wife, Cornelius Mast, glasier, John Pratt, of St. Margaret's, Southwerke, skinner, Dunstan Chechley, of St. Olavye's, Southwerke, merchant tailor, and Hen. Blanksted, of St. Martin's, Charing Crosse, painter. Made 27 April 10 Hen. VIII., for payment to Sir John Cutte and Wm. Lark, clk., of 100l., to the King's use; Joyse having delivered glass of the value of 100l. Greenwich, 15 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
17. Sir Edw. Nevile. Grant of the manor of Bayhall, Kent, part of Buckingham's lands. Greenwich, 17 March 13 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
17. Hen. Norres, squire for the Body. Lease of a tenement called Wascourte, and certain land, in the lordship of Ewelme, Oxf., parcel of the lands late of Edm. de la Pole; rent 17l. 6s. 8d., and 10s. of increase. Del. Westm., 17 March (fn. 6) 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 1.
18. Commission of the Peace.
Lincoln, Lyndesey.—Th. card. of York, J. bp. of Lincoln, Th. earl of Surrey, Wm. lord Willoughby, John Constable, dean of Lincoln, Sir Humph. Conyngesby, John Carell, Sir Christ. Willoughby, Sir Wm. Askewe, Sir Wm. Tirwhit, Sir Rob. Dymmok, Sir Th. Burgh, jun., Sir Rob. Tirwhit, Sir Andrew Billesby, Wm. Skypwith, John Mounson, John Seyntpall, John Topcliff, John Falnetby, John Hennage, sen., Edw. Forman, Th. Hennage, John Hennage, jun., Gilb. Tailbous, Edw. Forset, and Ric. Clerke. Westm., 18 March.—Pat. 13 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
18. Sir Henry Marny. Grant, in tail, of the manors of Little Brikhill, Burton and Esyngton, Bucks, and the borough of Buckingham, part of Buckingham's lands. Also licence to hold a weekly market on Saturdays at the said borough, and two fairs yearly, viz., one on the eve, day and morrow of SS. Peter and Paul, and the other on the eve, day and morrow of SS. Simon and Jude; and a weekly market on Wednesdays at the town of Brykhill, and two yearly fairs, viz., one on the eve, day, and morrow of SS. Philip and James, and the other on the eve, day and morrow of St. Luke. Signed: T. Carlis Ebor. Del. Westm., 18 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 1.
Copy of the above.—R.O.
18. Th. Shelley, clk. Presentation to the prebend in the parish church of Pontesburye, Heref. dioc., vice Geo. Grey, deceased, in the King's gift by the minority of Edward lord Powes. Del. Westm., 18 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
20. Edw. and Miles Forest. Lease of the herbage of Vestparke, in the lordship of Meddilham, York, with "geldpole" and "wysing," parcel of the duchy of York; for 21 years; rent 10l., and 10s. of increase. Del. Westm., 20 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 16.
20. John Hyde, of Potloke, Derby. Pardon for having stolen 2,000 eels, value 40s., out of the weir of John bp. of Carlisle, at Barrowe, Derby, on 20 Sept. 9 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 26 Feb. 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 20.
20. Sir Wm. Sandys. Grant, in tail male, of the manors of Wyllesford and Stratton St. Margaret's, Wilts, part of Buckingham's lands. Del. Westm., 20 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 3.
21. Hilary Carterett, sewer of the Chamber. Grant of the manor of Sent Germayn, in the Isle of Jersay, as held by Matthew Baker. Del. Westm., 21 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
22. Ric. Hawkyns. Lease of the herbageand pannage of Pembridge park and Northwodde, in the manor of Pembridge, Heref., late of the earl of March; for 21 years; rent 46s. 8d., and 6s. 8d. of increase. Del. Westm., 22 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 16.
22. John Parker, groom of the Privy Chamber. To be keeper of the royal household in Westminster Palace, with 6d. a day. Greenwich, 17 March 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 27; and p. 3. m. 11.
23. Sir Wm. Thomas and Wm. Knyght. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of troner and poiser in the port of London; on surrender by Thomas of patent 17 May 1 Hen. VIII.—S.B. (undated). Westm., 23 March. Pat. 13 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 22.
24. Stephen Barboure, alias Wever, of Wolvernehampton, Staff., weaver. Pardon. Newhall, 19 March 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 24.
24. Katharine Troys, widow. Lease of the manor of Old Shoreham, Sussex, for 21 years; rent 7l., and 6s. 8d. of increase. Westm., 24 March.—Pat. 13 Hen. VIII. p. 3, m. 16.
24. Rob. Woode. Licence to appoint deputies in his office of customer at Kingesten-on-Hull, held by patent 6 Nov. 13 Hen. VIII.; having been retained as usher of the Chamber. Greenwich, 1 March 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 3, m. 21.
26. Sir Wm. Sandys, knight for the Body. To be lieutenant or keeper of Alisholte and Wolmer Forests, Hants, which office was granted by patent 18 April 1 Hen. VIII. to Thomas earl of Arundell and Wm. Arundell lord Matravers, but has been taken into the King's hands by Sir Th. Lovell, justice of the King's forests this side of Trent, in his last eyre in the said county; to receive annually 15 quarters of oats from his tenants of Alton Estbroke and Alton Westbroke, and five quarters of wheat from the abbot of Hyde; and to hold a wood court in the said forests, every sixth week, for levying fines, deciding suits concerning the slaying of beasts, &c. Also, reversion of the manor of Wardelham, Hants, now held by the said Earl and Lord. Del. Hampton Court, 26 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 26.
28. Meredeth ap Tuder ap Griffith ap Llewellyn David Lloid ap Tuder ap Evan, sen. Lease of all parcels of Crown lands escheated in the town of Myvot, in the commote of Istlas, for 21 years; rent 34s., and 20d. of increase. Del. Westm., 28 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 16.
28. Wm. Lancaster. Lease of the manor of Marton, Westmorl., late of the countess of Richmond and Derby, for 21 years; rent 15l. 15s. 2d., and 8s. 4d. of increase. Del. Westm., 28 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 15.
28. Ric. Sparcheforth, M.A. Presentation to the church of Hakeney, vice Christ. Urswike, clk., deceased, at the King's disposal by reason of the voidance of the see of London; Wm. Harington, LL.D., being keeper of the spiritualty of the see. Del. Hampton Court, 28 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 24.
29. Thomas marquis of Dorset. Grant, for life, with remainder to Henry his son, of the manors of Wawenswotton, Sheldon and Lallefford, Warw., part of Buckingham's lands, at the usual rent. Del. Hampton Court, 29 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 4.
29. Walter Devereux lord Ferrers. To be steward of the lordships, &c. of Cantrecelleff, Penkelly, Brendeles, Langoite, Alexandretowne, Haye, Glynbough, Huntyngdon, Byrles, Kyngton and Cawrse, Marches of Wales; to hold several other offices in connexion with the above lordships and other places; and to be steward of Crown lands in Staff., Salop and Chesh.: formerly Buckingham's lands. The wages for all the above offices amount to 60l. 5s. Del. Hampton Court, 29 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 13.
29. Sir John Grey. Grant of the manors of Sportley, York, and Barrowe, Linc., part of Buckingham's lands; at the usual rent. Del. Hampton Court, 29 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 3.
29. Sir Leonard Grey. Grant of the manors of Lyllay and Dyke, Skeclyng and Tonstall, York, part of Buckingham's lands; at the usual rent. Del. Hampton Court, 29 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 4.
29. John Westgate, mercer of London. Protection for three years; going in the retinue of lord Berners, deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 19 March 13 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 29 March.—P.S. Fr., m. 6.
30. David Lloyd ap Tuder ap Jevan, senr. Lease of a parcel of land called Hendrydoy, a parcel of land lately in the tenure of Morvith Verz Meredith ap Gr', and Agnes Verz Meredith ap Gr', in the town of Keydok, and a parcel of land in Abergelle, lately in the tenure of Robert ap Jevan ap Tuder, all in the commote of Istulas, lordship of Denbigh; to hold for 10 years; rent 1l. 5s. 8d., and 3s. 4d. of increase. Del. Hampton Court, 30 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 3, m. 17.
30. John Laurence, of London, skinner. Protection; going in the retinue of lord Berners, deputy of Calais. Del. Hampton Court, 30 March 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Fr., m. 6.
Nero B. VII.
26. B. M.
Since he became Emperor, has always cultivated the friendship of Venice. Could not but regret the failure of his last effort to gain them over from the French alliance by the mission of the bishop of Strasburg; but though they still continued to aid Francis with troops to invade Milan, and though the imperial forces were equal to the French in valor, number and success, forbad his generals to make war upon the enemy when the Venetians were in their camp, whom he esteemed natural allies of his own, and whose valor might help to sustain Christendom against the Infidels. The imperialists, however, being attacked by the Venetian forces, were obliged to kill some of them, but having repelled them continued on the defensive. Regrets the occurrence, and beseeches them again to leave the French, and ally themselves with him as they did with Maximilian. Is about to visit England on his way to Spain, and will confer on this matter with Henry and the ambassadors of the Pope and of Francis Sforza duke of Milan. Will send them in a few days an embassy in the name of himself and his Holiness, England and the Duke.
Lat., copy, pp. 3. Endd.: "Lo que toca al tratado de la paz hecha por el embaxador de Venecia."


  • 1. The last clause has been altered in the draft. It originally stood,—"like as your ambassadors, upon mature conference and reasoning with me in that behalf, have substantially pondered and considered."
  • 2. The preceding passages are underlined by another hand.
  • 3. This passage noted by Wolsey in the margin, "Resolutio quantum ad treugas."
  • 4. These passages marked in the margin.
  • 5. 3 March on Roll,
  • 6. 17 Feb, on Pat. Roll.