Henry VIII: May 1524, 21-25

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 4, 1524-1530. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1875.

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May 1524

21 May.
Vesp. C. II. 319. B. M.
Sends to him the sieur De Courieres, a gentleman of his chamber, to inform him of the news in Italy, and of what he proposes to do. Begs him to communicate with De Praet. Sends him the sign. (fn. 1) Burgos, 21 May.
Hol., Fr., pp. 2.
21 May,
Vesp. C. II. 320. B. M.
350. THE SAME to [WOLSEY].
On the same subject. It is time that they should at once commence the execution of their design, according to the sign agreed upon. (fn. 2) Burgos, 21 May.
Hol., Fr., pp. 2.
Le Glay, Négoc. entre la France et l'Autriche, II. 594. 351. CHARLES V.
Instructions for De Courrieres, sent to Du Praet, ambassador in England. (fn. 3)
He is to say that he supposes the King and Legate are aware of the Emperor's victory over their common enemy. On his side there was but little loss. The French have been so seriously weakened by their attacks on towns and castles, and the plague and famine from which they have several times suffered, that out of 1,500 men-at-arms only 350 have returned to France. About 6,000 Swiss have been killed; the rest have deserted for want of payment, and it is said they have taken with them Montmorency, and the remaining artillery and ammunition. Bourbon and the viceroy of Naples have been ordered to enter France. Hopes the king of England will invade Picardy.
"Nota.—Le reste est relatif à ce qu'ils avoient à traiter avec le Roi et le Legat, touchant les moyens de la continuation de ladite guerre."
21 May.
R. O.
The King knows by his last letters their successes against the French in Italy till that time. There are no enemies left, except a few in Alexandria, and nothing remains to be done before invading France, except for Bourbon to make the necessary preparations. Writes more fully to Scarpinelli, for whom he desires credence. Milan, 21 May 1524. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.: "Reddit. 13 Junii."
21 May.
R. O.
Asks him to excite Henry to assist them, as there never was a better time for crushing the common enemy. Milan, 21 May 1524. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.: "Reddit. 12 Junii."
22 May.
Vat. Trans. St. P. VI. 287. B. M.
The archbishop of Capua has been with him. Has heard with attention what he had to say from the Pope, and explained his own intentions to the Archbishop, for whom he desires credence. Greenwich, 22 May.
Vit. B. VI. 72.
B. M.
Has carried out with all diligence the Pope's instructions. Urged the King and Cardinal to reflect on the safety of Christendom; but they did not approve the mode recommended by the Pope, which, they think, would rather produce perpetual war. Whatever terms are granted by Francis, he would always think that he had been compelled to grant them; would feel injured, and soon regain his ancient strength and courage, the more so as he has come out of this war without any injury to his kingdom. The Legate gave also other reasons, which are well known to all the world. If, however, a treaty is made by the Emperor, England, the Pope, Venetians, and others, and everything justly divided as I have already told you, Wolsey thinks that no future war will disturb Christendom.
If the Pope continue in his present mind, and refuse to side with the Emperor or the King, he will seem unjust, ungrateful, and a sower of discord. Unjust, because he will refuse to the King what Julius, Leo, and himself have admitted to be his right; ungrateful, for not favoring those who have always befriended him; a sower of wars, if he favor the French, because they have always been the only source of war, and they are now so reduced that a true concord could be soon concluded. If the Pope prevents this most salutary object, the King and the Emperor will know that he has acted, not from fear, but from distrust and dislike to them, and to excite inextinguishable hatred in Christendom. If his Holiness continues in this mind, Wolsey foresees with grief his ruin, in consequence of the indignation he will excite in the minds of the said princes, which will destroy the obedience and esteem of all Christendom, and render it necessary to act against his Holiness by a Council for the security of the Church. If the Pope will act freely towards the King and Wolsey, he will find that their affection and dutifulness to him is no way abated, but will be increased when they see him favoring justice. This is the only means to strengthen Christendom and Italy, as Clerk and I have often told you, and you will find the King a safe and trustworthy shield.
Pp. 3. Corrected draft, in Vannes' hand. Lat.
22 May.
Vesp. C. II. 321. B. M.
After the departure of Jerningham, wrote to him on the 22nd, notifying the conferences with the archbishop of Capua, having already written a long letter on the 19th. Dispatched the two together. In the second had interlined the name of madame Renée, because, when he wrote it, the Chancellor had understood the Archbishop not to refer to her but to the daughter of France. In Sampson's discussions with the Chancellor they chiefly turned upon her. Most of the Council were pleased with the overture,—and even the Chancellor, though he at first opposed it. His fear is that France will get at Milan, or the Duke be assassinated. To which Sampson replied, in jest, that "no man shall avoid the craft and danger of a thief as another thief, and since the Duke is an Italian born he shall the better beware of a buccado."
The chief difficulty is to obtain Bourbon's restitution; but the Chancellor will not hear of peace without it, having always been his friend to the extent of treating him like a principal. The Archbishop sees the Chancellor's obstinacy, and says the will of England shall be followed, however much they dislike it. On St. George's day (23 April) the Emperor told him the Archbishop should now be dispatched, and asked his opinion on the overtures. Sampson replied that England would be pleased to continue war, but, as the Emperor desired peace, he did well to treat with the Archbishop, who appeared friendly to both, and that a peace mediated by Rome would be both honorable to the Emperor and for the good of Christendom. At another interview the same evening the Emperor told him that he had proposed to the Archbishop two other means, of which he has written to his ambassador "there." The Chancellor, though he knows the Emperor is unable to support the war, still urges him on, for the sake of his own patrimony in Milan, and 10,000 ducats a year which he has from the Duke. The Emperor himself is quite inclined to England's counsels. The lady Margaret has complained that the English boast of being better informed than herself of the Emperor's counsels, which has created some unpleasantness. The ambassador of Milan is returned with Delaroche "without any such commandment of the Duke." Italian news is not to be trusted. A steward of the viceroy of Naples arrived on the 15th with letters from his master and Bourbon to the Italian ambassadors. "The Chancellor, as he said, shewed me the Viceroy's letters, but the duke of Bourbon's I saw not, nor yet heard of any effect of them, but I think that I shall hear of his coming now into Provence or some other part of France, with an army, as they say." (fn. 4) These letters state that on the 27th April the French secretly left Novara in the night time; the Emperor's army followed next day, but could not come up to them. On the 28th were some skirmishes by the side of a river, where the French obtained succors from the Swiss. On the 30th the marquis of Piscaro drove back the French, and made prisoner captain Bayard, who, having fallen wounded from his horse, died the same night. The Swiss abandoned the French that night, and carried the French admiral, with all the artillery not taken by the Imperialists, into their own country, in pledge for three months' pay. The remainder of the French army betook themselves to Susa in Savoy to return to France. The Admiral is badly wounded. It is said Montmorency is also with the Swiss.
According to a letter of Nassau never men fled better than the Swiss. Of 1,400 men-of-arms scarcely 400 returned to France. 4,000 Swiss have fallen in skirmishes or from sickness. 4,000 Grissons that were coming to succor the French have returned. The band of Grissons sent to the Duke have been thankfully accepted. On the 17th May the Te Deum was sung at the great church. The preacher chose for his text "Quid est homo quia magnificas eum?" applying the words to the Emperor, whom God so magnified with dominions and victories, and praising his moderation in speaking no ill word of the French king. In this the friar went beyond the Emperor, saying that the latter was bound to make peace with France, which was an old ally of the crown of Castile. Thinks for these words he will have little thanks. The viceroy of Naples, Mons. de la Roche, and Beaurayne are now at Rome in the Emperor's commission. In the last skirmish with the French the Venetians refused to cross the river with the Imperialists, alleging they were only bound to defend the duchy. Has already written of the Chancellor's changing his mind about going to Rome. Delaroche will go instead, on the 23rd May, who has promised to give the English ambassadors at Rome full information.
The Emperor has been obliged to remain here for want of money to pay his household. Mons. de Curriere is going to England to know what the King will do. Bourbon is going to invade Provence with 20,000 foot; if the King send over an army Bourbon will remain in France as long as the English. The Chancellor thinks the Swiss might be gained to the Emperor;—the Genoese have offered him eight or nine galleys and four "caraks" and twelve galleys in those parts. The Chancellor renews his offers for Bayonne. German and Spanish forces are to occupy Rousillon with a view to incursions. The marriage between madame Katerina and the king of Portugal is agreed to, except that the Queen Dowager desires to have her daughter out of Portugal in her own keeping. By certain intercepted letters between the French king and Admiral, "copies whereof this gentleman also bringeth," the poverty of France is made apparent. Burgos, 22 May.
P.S.—They will hear of no new obligation for the indemnity, as they treat for peace, and not a truce.
Hol., pp. 21; part cipher, deciphered by Tuke.
23 May.
Vesp. C. II. 333. B. M.
This afternoon the news of the return of the French and Swiss to their countries was confirmed. The Imperialists have recovered "3 or 24" pieces of French artillery left by the Swiss in a castle. Some letters say the French admiral is dangerously wounded. It is fully expected that the French garrisons in Lodi, Novara, Alessandria, &c., will be withdrawn, for they are now esteemed prisoners. The Emperor is intent upon Bourbon's invading France immediately, (fn. 5) and means to do the same through Catalonia. News lately came of a rebellion against the Turk; the ringleader was slain, and his head brought to Constantinople. It is hoped that the Turk's love of pleasure will hinder his enterprises. The Sophy has sent an ambassador to seek the Emperor's alliance against him.
Burgos, 23 May, after the letters of the preceding day were dispatched.
P.S.—The prince of Orange is going to join Bourbon in Italy.
Hol., pp. 2.
23 May.
Vit. B. VI. 48. B. M.
Wrote last of the dissolution of the French army, which has been verified, but the Admiral only went as far as a castle called _ (fn. 6) in Savoye, not by compulsion, but, owing to his wound, he could not keep up with the horsemen, and so went with the Swiss till he was out of danger. After the "little bickering" at the passage of the Cessia and the departure of the Swiss, the French fled so fast over the mountains that they left their artillery behind them at a castle on the borders of Savoy, which the Imperialists have captured to the number of 24 pieces, and brought it into My[lan] with 13 taken before. Since then the Emperor's camp has retreated to the duchy of Milan, and is rec[overing] the towns and holds still in the hands of the French, especially Alexandria and Lodi, which are probably yielded by this time. They are waiting to know the Emperor's pleasure as to what shall be done with the army when the duchy is "clerely expurgyd." Both the Emperor's and the Duke's ambassadors have asked for the King's contribution to the invasion of France, saying that the army will doubtless go forward, and a good number of foot be sent by sea from Spain and Italy to meet them. Have answered that the King has such expenses elsewhere that they must not look for a contribution here. They evidently think they will not speed, and will try to do without, but still will attempt to get it. They reckon that Piedmont, Montferrat and Saluce may be compelled to contribute, for, as they have done so much for France, it is thought reasonable they should do something for the Emperor, who is their high lord. The Pope says it is a good time to attack Francis, as he is impoverished, his country partly destroyed, his subjects desperate at their expenses and losses, and the Swiss, their only refuge for infantry, so far behind of their wages that the King can never pay them, and so beaten and shamed in this last enterprise that they have lost their hearts; that the only way to peace is to attack him earnestly before he can make provision. He seemed displeased that the Imperial army should have retreated, for the said cities would have surrendered without any business. He thought Francis would little esteem this army unless he were attacked elsewhere, meaning Picardy.
Said they would inform the King and Wolsey of his opinion; but he said, laughing, "Nay, do no so, [for] I must procure peax, and therfor I maye not speke of war." Though he said nay, saw he wished them to write. The orators of the confederates are devising with the Pope to reconcile the Swiss to Italy, that they may help in no future invasion; to which it is thought it would have been hard to reconcile them in their prosperity, but after this calamity it is thought they will gladly accept any honest conditions. They are in evil case, for Belinzona, Locerno, Lugano, and other places can easily be taken from them; indeed, they are portions of the duchy of Milan. They cannot resist if such a thing were attempted; and if their intercourse with Italy for victuals, &c., were taken away, it would much displease the commons, who have been fed with vain French promises, and have long lived on the hope that Francis would recover the duchy; but now that could not happen for many years, especially if he is troubled in his own country. It is thought they will accept any terms without pensions, and that it will be better to win them by showing the commons their danger than by bribing the heads, who will be more wary of thwarting the commons, as their pensions from France must cease for a long time.
A confederation for mutual defence between Italy and the Swiss will not yet be attempted, as the latter would require more money than the States could furnish, but merely an assurance that they will assist no invasion. The ambassadors wish the Pope to interpose and treat these matters with the Swiss; which he is loth to do, lest he should disclose himself too much against the French, whom all think he respects more than he needs, and that, now Italian affairs are clear, he should show himself further to the benefit of his confederates. Told him this, but in vain. He thinks the Swiss will not leave the French, on account of the money owed to them. He says Bourbon is going into France by Provence with 13,000 or 14,000 foot, 900 men-at-arms, 1,000 light horse, and 3,000 men sent by sea. He believes the archbp. of Capua to be now with Wolsey. The plague is very sore in Italy, especially Rome and Milan. Card. de Soderino alias Volterra is dead. The Pope allows very few people to come to him. Rome, 23 May. Signed.
Pp. 6, mutilated.
24 May.
Add. MS. 15,387, f. 122. B. M.
Has received his letter, and heard the charge of the archbp. of Capua. Commends the Archbishop's prudence and diligence. Has assisted him in his commission to the King. Desires credence for the bp. of Bath. London, 24 May 1524.
Lat., pp. 4, copy.
24 May.
Vit. B. VI. 54. B. M.
360. FRANCE.
Commission to Clerk, Pace, and Hannibal to treat for a peace or truce with France, by the mediation of the Pope, and with the Emperor's consent. The Pope to be conservator thereof. London, 24 May 1524, 16 Hen. VIII.
Copy, Lat., pp. 4.
Harl. 296, f. 33.
B. M.
No one rejoices more than Henry at the success of the Duke's affairs, which Pace does not fail continually to report. Knows not whether to congratulate the Duke only, or Christendom, as nothing could be more important than to check the ambition of the common enemy. Had recalled Pace for matters of great importance; but, considering the importance of having an ambassador with the Duke and Bourbon, now that affairs have taken so favorable a turn, sends him beforehand as the most fit to do everything in the King's name.
Lat., p. 1. Modern copy.
362. ii. THE SAME to _. (fn. 7)
As the Emperor is sending instructions to Italy about your affairs, we send Richard Pace to assist you against the common enemy.
Lat., p. 1. Modern copy.
24 May.
Vit. B. VI. 51. B. M.
363. FRANCE.
Commission to Thomas Docwra, prior of St. John of Jerusalem, to treat with the ambassadors of the Emperor for a joint invasion of France, and for assisting Bourbon in an invasion. London, 24 May 1524, 16 Hen. VIII.
Copy, Lat., pp. 2.
24 May
R. O. S. P. IV. 76.
An Observant Friar of Jedworth, who got leave from Bulmer to preach at Norham, has suggested that the King should write to his nephew, advising him to take upon himself the rule of the kingdom. He undertakes to carry the letter himself, and says the Queen must not know it, as she and the Duke are all one. "The said Observant sayth that sens the provynse of Scotland dyd ... unt[o] the lords of Scotland the command[ment of the] Kynges highnes and your Grace ... never fovor thaym, nor suffer thaym to comme w[here] as he was; but the yong Kyng ever sens hath specyall good favor to thaym." Encloses news. Norham, 24 May. Signed.
The Observant said the Duke had asked leave of the lords, both spiritual and temporal, to go to France; which when they agreed to, he desired them to make no peace with England till he returned. They hesitated long, but at last consented, because they wanted him to be gone. He has now sent for them again, saying he cannot leave till they give him 30,000 marks for his passage. Some of the spiritual men have offered him 1,000 marks Scots. The Observant thinks if he were once gone they would never pay him, or allow him to return. He is no longer obeyed, loved, or feared, and if the young King take anything in hand they will drive him out. Signed.
Add.: To my lord Cardinal's good grace. Endd.
25 May.
Vit. B. VI. 56. R. M.
Treaty concluded by Thomas Docwra, prior of St. John of Jerusalem in England, on the part of Henry VIII., and Louis de Praet on the part of the Emperor.
1. Charles duke of Bourbon with a sufficient army shall invade France with all possible speed, so as not to give the enemy time to recover strength.
2. The Emperor will send with Bourbon the troops he was bound to keep in the duchy of Milan. Each prince will provide 100,000 gold crowns for the payment of the remainder of the army, the contribution to commence as soon as Bourbon is in French territory.
3. They will make an additional contribution, according as they may agree, if necessary.
4. If the King of England will invade France on his side, the lady Margaret, with 25 days' warning, will provide 3,000 horse and 1,000 foot, at the Emperor's wages, who will join the King or his lieutenant in six days after their landing, and serve for five months. The King will hire, in addition, 1,000 German foot. His contribution to Bourbon's army will cease at his invasion.
5. Any money obtained by the capitulation or capture of towns shall be divided between the Princes in proportion to their contribution. As to lands captured, the treaty of Windsor remains in force.
6. If Bourbon will not take an oath of fealty to the King as king of France, he will not be bound to contribute to the Duke's army.
7. Bourbon shall make no truce without the consent of both Princes. Dated 25 May 1524, 16 Hen. VIII.
Lat., copy, pp. 4.
25 May.
Add. MS. 12,462. B. M.
Expenses of the funeral of Sir Thos. Lovell, Knt. of the Garter, who died at his manor of Elsynges, in Endfeld, Middlesex, 25 May, Corpus Christi even, at 7 p.m., 16 Hen. VIII. 1524; paid by his executors, Sir Ric. Broke, Sir Wm. Paston, Fras. Lovell, Esq., and John Carleton, gent.
Bought of Wm. Prudde, of London, draper: 420½ yds. of black cloth, 2s. 2d. to 6s. 8d. a yd.; 102 yds. of black cotton, for hangings for the altars in the church at Holywell, &c., at 6d.; and 3 pieces hired, at 16d. the piece;=91l. 4s. 3½ d. Of Wm. Dykson: 146½ yds. of cloth, 2s. to 3s. 4d.; 228 yds. of cotton at 14d., for gowns for 50 torch-holders; 66¾ yds. at 11d. and 12d., for the chapel at Endfelde, the hearse in the quire, &c.; 11 pieces hired for the courts at Holywell and Endfelde, at 16d. a piece;=47l. 12s. 5d. Of John Merchaunt: 311¾ yds. of cloth, at 2s. 4d. to 6s., and 119 yds. cotton bought, and 11 pieces hired, to put on the ground to kneel upon, for hangings, &c.,=69l. 12s. 5½ d. Of John Reynes: 551¾ yds. of cloth, 2s 4d. to 8s. 6d., and 7 pieces of cotton hired to hang in the nuns' quire at Holywell,=125l. 13s. 6½d. Of John God: 108¾ yds. of black cloth, for a trapper and harness for Wm. Kirkeby's horse, &c., 30l. 4s. 7½d.
The above cloth given as liveries to the following. Noblemen: the bishop of London, the Lord Mayor. Mourners, horsemen: lord Roos, chief almoner, Sir Oliver Manners, Sir Thos. Lovell, John Lovell, Edw. Lovell, John Fitzlewes, Ant. Gorney. Executors, horsemen: Sir Ric. Broke, Sir Wm. Paston, Fras. Lovell. Supervisor, horseman: Dr. Perte. Assistants, horsemen: Andrew Hogard, Wm. Berners, Edw. Brooke, Laurence Foxley. Henchmen in the chariot with the corpus: Rich. Manners, Thos. Lewes. Hachements, horsemen: Thos. Hever, standard-bearer; Robt. Leeche, who bare the crest and helmet; Martynne Cotton, bearer of the banner with arms; Bawdewyn Shyrley, John Dedyk, Gregory Lovelle, and John Chamberleyn, bearers of the banners of St. George, St. Thomas, the Trinity and Our Lady Mary. Prelates and Doctors: abbot of Waltham; the bishop of London's suffragan, prior of St. Mary's Spital, who was epistolar at the mass of requiem sung by my lord of London and the abbot of Waltham, gospeller; each of them sung a mass, one of Our Lady, the other of the Trinity; the prioress of Holywell; Dr. Goodriche, who made the sermon; Dr. Thomson, vicar of Endefeld; Mr. George Wyndham; Dr. Whytynge, prior of the White Fryers; Dr. Rowland, vicar of Croydon. Knights: Sir Thos. Neville, Sir Henry Wyot, Sir John Dauncye, Sir Ric. Fitzlewes, Sir John Mundye, Sir Edm. Walsingham, Sir John Merkham, Sir John Norton, Sir John Chekke; Wm. Husey, and John Billesby, Esqs. Officers at arms: Garter, Clarencieux, Carlisle and Rougecrosse. Chaplains: Mr. Jekell, parson of Holte, Robt. Carleton, Hen. Smythe, Gerrard Mychell, Thos. Sperke, Geo. Sanforde, the chaplains of lord Roos, the bishop of London, and the abbot of Waltham, Mr. Hylle, my master's chaplain, Sir Peter Newman, Sir John, parson of Hakforde, the Nuns' two chaplains. Esquires and gentlemen: alderman Aleyn, Mr. Wotton, baron of the Exchequer, Mr. Lyster, the king's solicitor, Mr. Shirley, the cofferer, Brian Tuke, Robt. Wrothe, Thos. Lucas, Hen. Frowyk, Mr. Spylmanne, serjeant-at-law, Edw. White, gent, Mr. Strylley, Geo. Colte, John Kyrton, Ric. Hawkes, Thos. Roberts, Benj. Digby, Wm. Gardiner, Reignolde Digbye, John Chacye, Wm. Yonge, Chr. Moore, _ Pymner, of the Exchequer, George Heningham, Wm. Staunton, John Mountegrewe, Wm. Copwoode, John Berners, Robt. Walleiz, Mr. Mery of the spicery, Fras. Hampden, Wm. Jekell, the Porter of the Tower, Wm. Ducheborne, Wm. Boterelle, _Lyonalls, Thos. Aylemer, Alred Fitzames, Hen. Smythe, Dorathe Hansarde, Wm. Holleston, Wm. Kyrkebye, steward, Ric. Tuppyn, clerk of the kitchen, Geo. Thompson, John Reede, Geo. and Gasper Manners, Wm. Boterye, Ric. Gresham, John Alee, Wm. Netlamen, Thos. Lowley, Laurence Playdon, Geo. Kyrkeby, John Orwell, Wm. Seygor, Wm. Baynebrigge, Ric. Harrysonne, John Plaston, John Hylmer, John Gregorye, John Reynes, John Laurence, Roger Honynge, fishmonger, Wm. Bateman, chandler, Edw. Merton. Grocer, John Page, Bolton of London, Mathewe potycarye, Wm. Pallynge, Geo. Markhaunt. Young gentlemen: Jas. Orrell, Libeus Dygbye, Fras. Goodyere, Ric. Whalley, Thos. Aishby, Chr. Carleton, Wm. Hawkes, John and Henry Cutte. Yeomen: 97 names, including the barber, cook, cator, armourer, broiderer, joiner, bakers, brewer, gardener, hunter, carpet maker, warner, keeper of St. Giles, keeper of the young gentlemen, miller, shepherd, broche turner, scullions, horsekeepers, laborers, carters, Lambert Symnell, the schoolmaster, and Jack the lad in the kitchen. Eight servants of the prioress of Halliwell. Servants of the lords and gentlemen, from eight to one each. Total of cloth delivered, 1,414 yds.
The names of 50 poor men from Endfelde, Eppyng, Edelmeton, Shordiche, and London, who held torches at the burial at Haliwell in the outer court.
For covering the chariot, 10 yds. of cloth, with a cross of white satin of Bruges, and 7½ yds. for the rails, benches, thills, and pipes. Five yards for the housings of each of the five great horses who drew the chariot with the corpse, and the horses of the seven mourners, the four assistants, which were trapped to the ground with their faces covered. Four yds. and 4½ yds. each for those of the executors, hachments with banners, kings-at-arms, and the steward, they being trapped almost to the pasterns, and their necks but half covered. 160½ yds.
For hangings about the altar, and mostly given away as alms, 297¾ yds. 41 pieces of 24 yds. by 2 yds. were hired for hanging about the walls and houses and the church at Endefeld, and the church choir and chapel at Halywell, 984 yds.
Payments:—To drapers for cloth, as before. To Clavering, Carlisle, and Rougecroix, for attending about garnishing the chariot, &c., 10l. To Geo. Grundye of London, plumber, for wrapping up the corpse, 4l. To John Wolffe, painter, for stuff for the interment, 33l. 3s. To Thos. Alysandre, for the majestye and valaunce, with the fringe, 4l. 13s. 4d. To John Byrde, carpenter, for making eight altars in Halliwell church, the rail about the hearse, and for 246 ft. of board for tables in the cloisters, 36s. To Wm. Bateman and John Yates, waxchandlers, for setting up four candlesticks with branches at Endfeld church, 4l. 13s.; wax for the hearse, at Haliwell, 16l.; 70 long torches, 20l. 13s. 4d.; 11½ doz. staff torches, 20l. 13s. 4d.; two white branches to stand upon the hearse, 13s. 9d.; 30 tapers, to burn day and night at the tomb, 8d. the lb.; tapers, torches, and seres, to burn at Haliwell before the hearse till 18 Sept., 52s. 1d. To Wm. Baynebridge, saddler, for trappings, &c., 4l. 1s. 2d. To Wm. Boterye, 11 yds. of black velvet at 9s., and five yards of white damask at 5s. 4d., for a cloth to lay over the hearse. To Ric. Gresham, 21¾ yds. of black velvet at 9s., and 20¼ yds. of white satin of Bruges at 2s., for a pall cloth. To carpenters, for working at Halywell, making a gate with a postern, trestles, forms, barriers for the houses of office, and carrying home to the Guildhall the tables, &c. borrowed for the interment, 11s. 10d. Hire of 250 ells of linen for table cloths, 8s. 8d. To John Pykelyng, warden of the beggars, and his two servants, for attending for three days to keep others from enpestering the house, and for keeping good order at the dole dealt in the great yard at St. Marye Espittell, 10s. To John Grene, parish clerk of Endefeld, for dressing altars on the day the corpse was brought to the parish church, 3s. 4d. To John Relyngton, sexton, for ringing all the bells and carrying the cross on horseback from Endefelde to Halywell before the corpse, 10s. To Sir Wm. Dykenson, parish priest of Endefeld, for singing before the corpse from Endefeld to Halywell, 3s. 4d. To Wm. Hollande and John Aungell, clerks of the brotherhood of St. Nicholas, London, with 24 persons and three children, singing masses of Our Lady, the Trinity, and Requiem at the interment, and for 64 more clerks who came to Kingsland to meet the corpse, 33s. 4d. To 50 poor men to bear torches, 50s. To Gerrarde Michelson, clerk, for alms to priests, clerks, and poor people, while the corpse was above ground, 56l. 9s. Alms to poor people on the way, 1d. each, 38s. 7d. Paid by my own hands to priests at Endefeld church, 6s. 8d. To 100 priests, for 100 masses, 66s. 8d. To Mr. Wyndham and Mr. Gerrard Michell, to distribute to prisoners, 116l. 16s. 8d. For offering at Endefeld, to lord Roos, 3s. 4d.; to the six mourners, 2s. 4d.; to the executors, 1s. 4d.; and supervisor, 4d. To the churches of Edelmeton, Tottenham, Newyngton, Endfeld, Hackney, and Iseldon, 6s. 8d. each. To the bedell of the poor people, to drink, 8s. 8d. For offering on Wednesday at the interment; to lord Roos, 3s. 4d. at each of the first two masses, and 6s. 8d. at the requiem; to the six other mourners, 6s.; and the executors and supervisor, 16d. Alms to Birch's boy of the kitchen, 12d. 38 lb. wax, at 6d., used about the hearse when the corpse stood at Endfeld. To Wm. Berners, for money given by Sir Gerrard in alms, 2l. 10s. 4d. To the sexteyne of Halywell, for her labor, 13s. 4d. To my lady of Halywell's two priests, for service done in the month for the corpse, 6s. 8d. To Clement Towne, baker, 20 doz. spice bread at the burial, 4s. 8d. For eight gals. ale, 16d.; butter, 2s. 4d.; 100 eggs, 11d.; 50 doz. white ashen cups, 20s. 10d.; six bowls, 12d.; two ipocras bags, 8d.; taps, 2d. To Geo. Kyrkeby, for keeping the buttery in the cloister, the day of burial, 3s. 4d. To Ric. Ferrers, butler to my lord Mayor, for the hire of his company to furnish the cupboards at Halywell, 46s. 8d. To John Edmaye, the Mayor's carver, with 28 of his company, to furnish the services in the parlor amongst the lords and aldermen, 30s. To John Hewson, riding to Cambridge to fetch Dr. Buttes, when my master was sick, 4s. 8d. Carriage of six loads of coal from Willoughbyez Grove to Hallywelle, 12s. 4d. To John Bromyarde, slaughterman, 15 calves, 53s. 10d.; his costs bringing oxen from Coventry, 6s. 4d. For seven score qu. malt, 35l.; pewter vessels hired and bought, 6l. 2s. Reward to John Bank's cook, 10s.; a doz. quails, 4s. 8d. Costs of divers men lying at London at the interment, 44s. 8d. To Sir John Mowse alias Blesedon, Sir John Bridgeman, and Sir Geo. Jenyns, priests at Endfeld, and to Sir John Clyffe and Sir John Halywell, coming from Enfield to Halywell with the corpse, 8s. 8d. Hire of cooks and turners for the dinner, 6l. 13s. 4d. Two tun two kilderkin of ale had at the interment, 56s. 1d. Our dinner on Thursday, at the Roos tavern, 6s. 4d. Our boat-hire to Westminster and London that day, 20d. 23 doz. white bread, spent at Halywell from 27 May to 18 June, 23s. 6d. Our dinner at St. John's Head at Ludgate, on Monday 27 June, 13s. 2d.; Malmeseye, 16d.; 22 gals. cream, at 6d.; 42 gals. of crudde, at 2d.; fresh acates, 4l. 13s. 4d.; 11 barrels of ale, at 3s. 8d., one tun 27s. 4d.; 24 gals. malmsey, at 10d.; 12 pikes, 26s. 8d. Fresh fish from London, 26 May to 28 June, 4l. 15s. 5d. Poultry for the day of burial, 9l. 3s. Our dinner at Westminster: Monday, 5 July, 4s. 6d.; on Friday after St. Thomas, 12s. 6d.; on Friday next, with sturgeon and porpoise, 13s. 8d.; Saturday, two gals. claret for supper for lords Roos, Sandes, and Devonshire, 2s. To Sir J. Daunce's clerk, for writing debts against the King, 6s. 8d. To Humphrey Rowland, for writing the parchment of the pardon, 10s. To Thos. Mr. Barrett's servant, for searching for the will of Symon Elryngton and his wife in the register of Canterbury, and other business, 13s. 4d. To Ric. à Tryce, Mr. Wyott's servant, for labor and boat-hire about our business, and in the loan of 100 mks. which we repaid, 2s. 11 barrels of ale, 36s. Our diets: 11 June to 30 June, 17l. 4s. 11d.; hire of a woman to wash dishes and turn broaches at Haly well, 1d. a day. 6 Aug., a side of ling, 10d.; oysters, 4d.; nine plaices, 11d., &c. Our servants' dinner at Westminster, when we dined with the Car- dinal, 16d. Ale at Powles wharf, 4d. Costs of Robt. Sanders at Hampton Court and other places for our pardon, 4s. 8d. Writing 10 copies of the testament of land, whereby the offices should be found, 10s. 38 doz. horse bread for provender, 38s.; a barrel of ale at the White Hynde in Coleman Street, 3s. 8d. To Gregory, tailor, for making black gowns, hose, &c., 61s. 6d. To John Curteys, wheelwright, for repairing the chariot, boyting the carters and chariot horses, &c., 28s. 9d. To John Reymez, for half barrel of fresh sturgeon, 43s. 4d. To John Temple, prisoner in Ludgate, at the request of Mr. Broke, toward the redemption of his debt, 13s. 4d. To Vyncent, "for making two doz. small scuteheons in metal, with my master's arms in the garter, and my Lord's arms and his part without garter, to be set on the altars at the interment," 15s. To Chas. Nowell's wife, for a gown cloth of black, for her labor in winding the corpse in his sheet, 10s.; and many other items. Total, 891l. 8s. 5½d. To Dr. Tomson, vicar of Endefeld, in part payment of 8l. for the testator's duties, for his burial and other duties, 4l.
Diets of the household at Endefeld from 10 March 15 Hen. VIII. to Sir Thos. Lovell's death, 25 May 16 Hen. VIII.:—To Ric. Tuppyn, clk. of the kitchen, at divers times, 25l. 60 pikes at the beginning of Lent, 5l. 2s. 4d. 40 great wedders, seed sheep, bought at Smithfield, 7l. 11s. 8d. 80 wedders, at 2s. 9d. Wages of the household for a quarter, 37l. 15s. 8d. Felling, talling, and coaling wood in Willoughby's Grove, for the house, 5l. Shoeing the horses for a quarter, 57s. 6d. Repairs of carthorse harness, 11s. 8d. Repairing the great brewing vats, 14s. Oats for your tame coneys at Halywell, 10s. To the prioress of Cheshunt, for the ferme of St. Gyles, 46s. 8d. To Robt. Ferley, collecting rents in Norfolk and Cambridgeshire, 11s. 10d. To Thos. Maners lord Roos, jointure of his wife, 16l. 13s. 4d. 10 gals. of oil, for the lamp before Our Lady in Halywell church, 10s. Felling and carriage of wood from Chingford to Halywell, last year, 20s. To John Smyth, bailiff of Overwalop, for bringing to London the rents of Overwalop, Netherwalop, Redlinch, Borfords, and Basingstoke, 6s. 8d. Costs of John Carleton, receiver, 11l. 3s. 3d.=129l. 0s. 6d.
Diets of the household of Endfelde:—To Rich. Tuppyng, clerk of the kitchen, 20l. To Ric. Warde, cator, 20l. To Thos. Smyth, of Mymmes, for 100 conies, 18s. To Wm. Mayhewe, brewer of Endfeld, 46 kilderkins of ale, from 1 Jan. to 12 Aug., at 14d. 14 Aug., anno 16,20 capons, 10s. 11d.; six doz. chickens, 8s.; 500 eggs, 5s. To Gilbert Watsonne, 28 kids at 21d., assigned to be paid from the revenues of St. Giles' fair. 220 wedders, 32l. 12s. 10d. 32 oxen from Warwicksh., 34l. 8s. 10d. To Ric. Cowarde of Cambridge, pikemonger, for 60 pikes, 104s. 8d. A sack of hops, 2½ cwt. 9 lb., at 9s. 4d. the lb.=153l. 14s. 8d.
Necessary costs about the funeral:—To Wm. Dowelle, for riding to lord Marney in Essex for the book of interment of his father, to take our instructions by, 3s. 4d. To Dr. Butts, coming from Cambridge, 20s. To the schoolmaster at Endefeld, for penknives, 2s.; part of his wages, 13s. 4d. To Mr. Fitzhew, retained as counsel for Mr. Fras. Lovelle, 6s. 8d. To two doctors and a proctor of the spiritual court, for counsel, 16s. 8d. To one Goodeman, of Moundeyn, for advice, 2s. To Mr. Wyott's clerks, for searching the King's books to see for matter of discharge for the debts demanded, 8s. 8d. A ream of writing paper, 4s. To John Smith, writing master to the children, 13s. 4d. To Dr. Lee, retained of counsel, 6s. 8d. Reward to Mr. Hennege, 66s. 8d. Fees to John Bawdewyn, Wm. Horwoode, and Humfreye Rowland, of our counsel, 20s. Dressing a mare and other horses, 20d. To John Wrenne, bricklayer, for 22 days' labor about the vault and sink which drains the draughts in the house, 10s. 9d. Wages of John Smith, the writing master to the young gentlemen, for 12 weeks, having 10 children to teach, 20s. in full payment of 46s. 8d. To Drs. Alleyn, Cokks, and Breton, Mr. Barrett, and Thos. his clerk, 9l. 10s. To Wrenne, for work at Harlynge, Halywell, and here, 21s. 10d. To Ric. Warde, for his costs in keeping St. Giles' fair, 3s. 4d. For Whalley's apparel, delivered to Lady Paston, 3 cr.=13s. Hire of Ric. Lanye's horse to Endfeld, when he came to make the inventory, 4s. 4d. A pair of boots and two pair of shoes for Whalley, 3s. 4d. The same for Mons. Hotoft, 4s. Horsemeal of the "moyle" that was sent to Mr. Broke, justice, for 14 days, 3s. A quart of malmsey to dinner, 3d. To Mr. Fras. Lovelle, for hose, spurs, nightcap, &c. for Whalley, 8s. 8d.; and to put in his purse, 1s. Our letter of Colligend et solvend, 20s. To Sir John, parson of Hakforde, and Robt. Allerton, bailly of the same, costs, riding into Norfolk, 10s. To my lord of St. John's, for the passport of stuff for Mons. Hoto, Frenchman, 66s. 8d. To Ric. Watson, for his costs in keeping my master's title in the forest of Sapley, 20s. To Humfrey Bowlande, of the Exchequer, 60s. To Mr. Smyth, of the Exchequer, 20s. To. Mr. Whithe, 6s. 8d. To Humfrey Bowlande, 6s. 8d., for counsel in our suit with lady Roos. To Thos. Whalley, for his apparel against Christmas, and books for his study, 21s. To Thos. Bernewell, sheriff of Middlesex, for stopping the serving of an attachment out of the Exchequer against us for 1,400 mks., at the suit of lady Anne Roos, widow, 6s. 8d. Costs of Mr. Paston, Mr. Lovell, John Carleton, and their servants, riding from London to the bp. of Winchester, about the causes between lady Anne and us, 47s. 9d. To. Mr. Lovell, for apparel, &c. for Whalley, 4l. 11s. 8d. To Roo, the sergeant retained by us against lady Roos, 26s. 8d. To Spylman, the sergeant, Conesby, and White the learned man, also retained, 2l. 2s. To Mr. Lister at Halywell, likewise retained, 21s. 8d. Dinner at Halywell, at the assembling of the counsel, lord Rutland and others of my old lady Roos' counsel being present, 78s. 1d. To Crokke, our attorney in the chauncellary, 1s. 8d. Dinner and supper for the counsel at the King's Head, 18s. 11d. For a wainscot frame to the bell wheel at Halywell Chapel, 4s. 4d. To Dr. Aleyn and Mr. Cokks for a new letter ad colligendum, with a longer day, 13s. 4d. To Dr. Brete, our doctor retained for counsel, 3s. 4d. To Thos. Wrexham, for writing two books of payments for the funeral, 13s. 4d. Rich. Whalley's apparel before his delivery to lady Roos, 21s. 6d. =62l. 3s. 3d.
Wages at Endfeld and Halywell:—To old Burman, my master's servant and falconer at Endfeld, 13s. 4d. To Ric. Tuppyn, quarter's wages of the household, 37l. 10s. 8d. Wm. Berners, auditor, wages for three quarters, 4l. Wm. Kirkebye, half year's wages, 33s. 4d. Chas. Nowell, quarter's wages, 10s.=44l. 7s. 4d.
Fines:—To the King, for a general pardon, 333l. 6s. 8d. To Mr. Barrette, regestre to the Cardinal and the archbp. of Canterbury, for the fine of my master's goods, 66l. 13s. 4d.; and for registering the testament and will, and writing the interrogatories on the depositions of witnesses, 6l. 13s. 4d. Fee to Ric. Lanye and Wm. Geffrey, "preysors" to the Archbishop, 6l. 6s. 8d.; and to Lanye for making an inventory of Sir Thos.'s goods, 50s. =413l.
Debts paid owing in Sir Thos. Lovell's life:—10 Aug. 16 Hen. VIII., to Ph. Parys, supervisor of lady Oxford's lands, for Willoughby's Grove, 15l. To Lawrence Curteis, wheelwright, for exenynge of the waggon, for two trees, four hurters, a ledder, four clamps, &c., 7s. 2d. My master's expenses at Halywell for six days, 7l. 5s. 2½d. Two bonnets, 6s. 8d. A barrel of salmon of the Maze, 40s. Covers for table cloths, 6d. an ell. Sevenscore qrs. oats, 15l. 6s. 8d. To John Holte, husband of Floraunce, late wife of Thos. Whalley, for her jointure and dower for a year, 10l. To Ric. March, part payment for stuff bought for the young gentlemen and children at Enfield, 17l. 6s. 8d. To Sir Alex. Retyngham, parson of Chyngforde, for six qrs. oats, 13s. Carriage of 32 loads of firewood from Balstaks to Endfeld, 16s. To Hen. Frowyk, Esq., one year's ferme of his park called the Old Fold, 7l. To Dr. Thomson, tithes of my master's place at Endfeld, 13s. 4d. 10½ thousand house tiles, per thousand, treading, 4d.; striking, 6d.; massing, 2d.; and dresschardyng, 3d. 850 paving tiles, 6s. 8d. 32 loads 39 ft. of timber, at 3s. a load. To Reynolde Archier, for viewing the game of swans in the river in Lent, 1s. 8d. Costs of John Page while Gregory Lovelle was sick in his house, 26s. 8d. To lady Adams, for glasses, cruses, &c., by her chaplain, Sir John Clok, 8l. 2s. 8d. To Geo. Colte, Esq., for the purchase of his grove, 10l. To dame Marget Chaury, prioress of Chesthunt, for the ferm of St. Gyles the Busshes, for one year, 4l. 13s. 4d. To the prioress of Halywell, for the ferme of nine acres meadow in Enfield Marsh, 24s. To Ric. Marche, yeoman of the wardrobe at Enfield, apparel of my master and the gentlemen scholars, 25l. 3s. 10d. To Bawdewyn Shyrley, for leechcraft of horses and stuff for the armory, 27s. 8d. To Sir Wm. Sutton, knt., master of the hospital of Burton St. Lazar, for the half year's ferme of Chosell, nigh Dokkyng, Norf., 5l. To—Hesylwood, for subsidy left unpaid at his death, 100l. 18 Feb., to John Goderyk, of Foly, Cornw., draper, for conducting Sebastyan Cabot, master of the pilots in Spain, to London, at our testator's request, 43s. 4d. To Sir Edm. Bray, sheriff of Sussex, for issues lost in the Exchequer, 12 Hen. VIII., 26s. 4d. To Sir John Audeley, reeve of Swaffham, farm of a pasture for my master's sheep, 106s. 8d. Robt. Leech's annuity out of Whalley's lands, half year, 10s. Two years' rent of the house where Thos. Wilson lives, by my master's promise, 40s. To Chr. Wyldeman, glasier for lead and quarrles, 18s. 10d. =386l. 1s. 8d.
Legacies and bequests:—To the King, in gold, 100l.; a collar of gold with a George in diamonds, worth 100l.; a gold ring with a capons stone of a great virtue. To the Cardinal, 100l.; a gold cup with a cover, set with pearl and stone, 34½ oz., 57l. 10s.; a gold salt with a cover, 19½ oz., 32l. 10s. To the bp. of London, lord Roos, and Dr. Perte, supervisors of the testament, 40l. each. To lord Roos, gold and silver plate worth 170l. To Sir Ric. Brooke, Sir Wm. Paston, Fras. Lovell, and John Carleton, executors, 40l. each. To the marriage of Roo_ (fn. 8) Roos, daughter of Sir Geo. Maners, late lord Roos, married to_* Bowzer, s. and h. of lord Fitzwaren, 400l. To the abbess of the Minories, 20l. To the Friars Observants of Richmond and Greenwich, 8l. To the prioress of Halywell, for service at the burial, 6l. 13s. 4d.; for De profundis daily for a year at the tomb, 10l.; for repairs of houses in Golding Lane, and assurance of a house for the chantry, 13l. 6s. 8d.; for four sows of lead, wt. 1½ fudder, 6l.; and a silver gilt cross, 14l. To the four Orders of Friars in London, and to the Crossed Friars, 40s. each.
Legacies to servants, 97 in number (all named), 358l. 16s. 8d. Recompenses for wages, &c., 124l. 9s.
Additional bequests to Gerrarde Mychelle, Wm. Kyrkeby, John Carleton, Bawdewyn Shirley, Wm. Berners, Robt. Leche, Robt. Walleys, Ric. Tuppyn, Laurence Foxley, Ric. Marche, Nic. Smythe, John Deacon, John Gare, Thos. Jolye, Robynet Walter, John Byrche, and Guilham Gattowe, 202l. 1s. 4d.
Plate to Fras. Lovell, 30l. 16s. 8d. To Sir Thos. Lovell, for his chapel at Halywell, 35l. 18s. 4d. 51 harnesses, coats of fence, salets, splints, standards, bows and arrows to the household, 30l. 12s. Hangings, &c., to lord Roos; additional plate to him, 239l. 9s. To Sir Oliver Manners, the hanging in the chamber over the chapel at Enfield, with the bed, &c. To Sir Thos. Lovell, of Barton, all the hangings, &c. in the great chamber over the parlor. To Mr. Ric. Manners, hangings, &c. of another chamber. To Fras. Lovell, the sheep and household stuff at Estharlynge, Norf. To John Fitz Lewes, 40l. To Sir Thos. Lovell, of Barton, 500 sheep. To Robt. Alman, goldsmith, for marriage money, 66s. 8d. To the four Orders of Friars at Norwich, four at Lynne, two at Thetford, and four at Cambridge, 28l. To the prior of the Black Friars at Lynne, towards building their dortour, 26s. 8d. To the prioress of Gouxwell, for their prayers, 20s. To Sir J. Daunce, a gilt cup, 8l. 2s.; and in money, 5l. To Mr. Lyster, a goblet with a cover, 29½ oz., at 4s. an oz., and 6l. 13s. 4d. To Mr. Swyllyngton, the king's attorney, for making the wharf at the Temple, 6l. 13s. 4d. To Thos. Tomworth, auditor, 40s. To Wm. Husey, John Fitz Lewes and Ant. Gurney, 30l. Plate sold to lord Roos, not paid for, 63l. 8s. 2d. To Robt. Wrott, a gilt cup with a cover, 26½ oz. at 4s. To Mr. Page, the Card.'s preysor, for his labor, a gilt cup, 29½ oz., 118s.
Restitution to be made to Sir Thos. More, executor of Thos. Elryngton, Esq., and Gyles Alyngton, Esq., and_his wife, late wife of Elryngton, for profits of the lands taken by Sir T. Lovell, during Elryngton's nonage. To lady Anne Roos, widow of Sir Geo. Maners lord Roos, for the arrears of an annual rent of 700 mks. from the lands of the late Edm. lord Roos, in Lovell's custody. To Thos. Digby, 66s. 8d., in recompense of his discharge at Lovell's death from a lease of Eykeryng, Notts, granted by him for 20 years, 17 of which had not expired.
Pp. 85. Memoranda temp Edw. VI. on the fly leaves at the end.
Add. MS.
12,463. B. M.
Account of the lands of Sir Thos. Lovell, K.G., from Mich. 14 Hen. VIII. to Mich. 15 Hen. VIII.
Lands recovered against Sir Edw. Dudley.—Lincolnsh.: Royall, receipts, 31l. 11s. 11¼d.; expenses, 5l. 1s. 8d. Wilts: Radlings, 6l. 0s. 7d.
Lands recovered against John Warde and Ph. Roos, widow.—Yorks.: Colingeham and Berdeshey, 13l. 6s. 8d. Hunts: Wolley, 19l. 1s. 3d. Cambridgesh.: Half the castle of Bassingebourne, 10l.; Wilbrougham, 6l. 6s. 8d.; Coggeshales in Fordham, 6l. 13s. 4d.; Badlingeham, 23l. 1s. 11d.; Wollez in Westwykham, 4l. 13s. 4d. Sussex: Chechester, 31l. 2s. 8d. Hants and Wilts: Netherwalop Buklande, 10l.; Overwalop Buklande and Broughton, 22l. 5s. 6d.; Andover, 5l.; Basingestoke, 8l. Middx.: Endyfeld, rec. 50l. 8s. 11¾d.; exp., 35l. 12s. 5¼d. Suff.: Third of Leigham, 4l. 1s.
Lands purchased.—Linc.: Castrop, Broughton and Manby, 29l. 4s. 10¼d. Cambr.: Harston, 7l. 2s. 7½d.; Upware, 4l. Norfolk: Bechamwell, 10l.; Aishfeld, 6l.; Brimstede, Parkers and Masons, 7l. 4s. 7d.; Estharlinge, rec. 45l. 2s. 5d., expenses 22l. 1s. 5d.; Bridgeham, 15s. 4d.; Knettyshale, 66l. 8d.; Chosell, 5l.; Wyrehamhall, Ironhall and Wratton, 22l. 9s. 3d.; Wratton, 2l.; Denvare, 1l. 8s.; Teringeton near Tilney, 5l. 1s. 2¼d.; Tydde St. Giles, 6l. 8s. 3½. Herts: Yardeley, 6l. 12s.; Aishwell and Hinxworth, 10l.; Cheshunte, 10l. 12s. 6d. Middx.. Endyfellde, nil; Lowdes, 100s. 1½d.; Elsings, 7l. 16s. 10d.; Leynams, 54s. 2d.; Wyberds, 15s. 4d.; tenements called Lepers, Wodhouse, Hamonds and Gilberts, 6l. 18s. 6d.; Snellings, 14s. 4d., &c.; total, 31l. 15s. 11½d.; Exp., 24l. 19s. 6d.; Edelmeton, 69s. 10d.; Totenham, 66s. 8d.; Overington in Mersham, 77s. 2d.; Uptons near Sandewich, 12l. 18s. 5d.; Felderland Court, near Sandwich, 4l. 11s. 2d. Wilts: Berfords in Dounton, 4l. 10s.
Lat., pp. 251, some of which are blank.
Complaint of dame Margaret Chawry, prioress of Cheshunt, to the bishop of London, that Sir Thomas Lovell, deceased, to whom 16 years ago she leased a farm or messuage with lands, called St. Giles in the Bush, "being a great man," refused to pay tithes to Sir Nicholas Cowper, vicar of Chesthund, who thereupon demanded them of the Prioress, and "convented" her in the Court of Consistory before the late bishop of London, deceased, but was defeated. He then appealed to the archbishop of Canterbury's Court of Audience, and thence to the court of Rome. Prays he may be commanded to surcease from his suit, and to repay her expences; and that Sir Thomas's executors be moved to make some recompence.
Pp. 2. Corrected by Cromwell. Endd.
25 May.
R. O.
Grant to Katheryn Addyngton, wife of Thos. Addyngton of London, Skinner, of the room of silkwoman to the King. Greenwich, 25 May 16 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Draft, in Cromwell's hand. Endd.


  • 1. See No. 176.
  • 2. See No. 175.
  • 3. A notice of this document will also be found in Mr. Bergenroth's Calendar, vol. II. no. 652.
  • 4. Erroneously deciphered by Tuke.
  • 5. The Emperor had changed his mind within the last two months. See Appendix.
  • 6. Blank in MS.
  • 7. "Ad Dn. Canell."
  • 8. Blank.