Henry VIII: June 1527, 16-30

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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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June 1527

16 June
R. O. St. P. I. 190.
Sends by Peter (Vannes) letters he has received of news from Italy. The King will perceive by them the accursed cruelty of the Imperialists, and their detestable sacrilege. The Pope and the Cardinals will run all extremities rather than submit. Hopes they will be succored. Hampton Court, Trinity Sunday. Signed.
R O. St. P. VI. 585.
Gives an account of the cruelties committed by the Imperialists at Rome. It is expedient to know whether the Emperor justifies the same. They are to remonstrate with him. If he disowns these acts, they are to require him to show some demonstration to that effect, and punish his army. If, on the other hand, he is contented with what is done, they are to send word immediately, as it will then be a ground for war.
Draft in Derby's hand.
16 June
3180. JEHAN FOULEZ to JEHAN DE LERRE, merchant at London.
Has received his letter by the writer's brother-in-law, desiring him to write no more at present about his affair, but trust to him, if the times should change (which God forbid), to have a safe-conduct. Has spoken with the receiver of Mons. de Nevers, who has been long at Paris with your uncle, about his goods in Flanders. He has sent Monsieur 600 livres of rent, and is much beloved by the Grand Master here, and favors the writer. He has promised to procure for me 12,000 florins on change. He is always willing to accommodate your uncle and you. If he have the receiver with him, has no fear in Flanders. Wishes him to come away shortly to make up for lost time. The arrest made by Jenoit (?) in your name, which you promised to raise, has given me much trouble. Must have patience, however, as it will not do to lose 50 out of 110. Is told he must get a quittance of Jehan Gaston, which he ought to have dated on the day of the bond. The rest is lost because he has made sesion de biens (become bankrupt). In haste, 16 June 1527.
Hol., Fr., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
16 June
Vesp. C. IV. 154. B. M.
3181. LEE to [WOLSEY].
Sent letters by Bilboa on the 5 June, detailing conversations with Almain about the coming of Tarbes and Sir Francis Poyntz, and of my declining to forward their letters till Worcester persuaded me, &c. Has sent duplicates in various ships, but thought it well briefly to repeat their substance here, having to send his servant to Bayonne, who arrived on Trinity Sunday eve with letters from Poyntz. De Tarbes had not arrived at Bayonne on the 13 June, and Poyntz desired a prolongation of their safeconduct which he has procured this day, Trinity Sunday, for 100 days,
Here they either know nothing how things go at Rome, or they dissemble. Some say Bourbon is dead, but Almain says the Emperor does not know it. Valladolid, 16 June 1527.
Hol., pp. 2.
Petition of Agnes King, the prioress, for assent to the election of Eliz. Schelley as abbess, in the room of Joan Legh, deceased. Dated 15 June 1527. "Teste," 16 June.
16 June
R. O.
1. Expences for the buildings of Cardinal's College, Oxford, from 30 Dec. 19 Hen. VIII. to 9 June following, being memoranda of 10 payments. Total, 1,680l. 12s. 4½d.
Master John Higden had in his hands on 1 Jan. 143l. 13s. 9¼d., and on 10 Jan. received 2,000l.
Remaining in his hands on 16 June 19 Hen. VIII., 463l. 1s. 4¾d.
Paper roll.
R. O. 2. Accounts for building, in 10 fortnightly payments, ending at Whitsuntide. Total, with prest money, 1,680l. ... Remaining in the hands of the Dean, 16 June 19 Hen. VIII., 463l. 16 ¾d.
Paper roll.
17 June
R. O.
Have, according to Wolsey's command, delivered to my Lord of St. Mary's Abbey, York, certain parcels of plate of my lord of Northumberland, late deceased, amounting to 666l. 6s. 4d.; which money they have received from the Abbot, and therewith buried the said Lord. There were neither priests, scholars, poor folk, noblemen, nor gentlemen at the burial to the number they had prepared for, Whitsunday being so nigh, so that a good sum was reserved both of the money for the "doole" and for the housekeeping at the time of the burial. Had proportioned the liveries of divers prices, some 10s., some 6s. 8d. and less, but the purveyors could not find cloth of so great value in the country; and as the time was too short to send to London they had to take coarser cloth, which saved still more money.
Have discharged the household, according to Wolsey's letter of the 11 June, received on Friday. Paid them according to a book made by Will. Worme, and delivered to the writers by Ambrose Yrton; though, where it did not quite agree with my lord's "Chequiroull" here, they have followed the latter. The dean of York, with the aid of my lord of Cumberland, has taken a view of the Earl's plate and jewels, of which they send an inventory for my lord Legate. Have advised the dowager of Northumberland with her children to remain with my lord of Cumberland, who has offered her his house, "and to be as chief lady and mistress of the same." She has, however, made answer that she is too weak and ill to undertake the journey. She evidently does not wish to live in Craven, for the coldness of the air, and would be glad to remain here, or be with my lady Pykering in this country, being of kin to my Lord her son, until otherwise provided for. She is willing to live poorly, and will be at pains to please Wolsey. My lord her son, and her children, go with my lord of Cumberland till Wolsey's pleasure be known. Wresill, 17 June. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Mr. Thomas Hennege, gentleman usher of the Chamber to my Lord's grace.
17 June
Cal. D. x. 47. B. M.
3185. [CLERK and others to WOLSEY.]
* * * yn soper wh ... so was also the Pope's legate ... the ambassador of Venice and of My[lan] ... King withdrew himself and took me, Sir [Anthony Browne], with him, and arrayed himself in maske[ring habits], and willed me to do the same; and so with a ... more entered the chamber where we suppy[d] ... and passed three or four hours in dancing [until] midnight and past, at which time the da[ncing was] finished. My lord of Rocheford took his leave [of the] King and of my Lady, and so we departed f[or that] night to our lodging. There was done no notable ... ne no great excess in charges, we can assure yo[ur Grace, it is] our opinion the King spent not in this feast ... one hundred crowns above his ordinary, for as for p ... maskaring habits, they were but coarse and ... except it were those of the cardinal of Lora[ine and] his brethern, the best was but white satin ... velvet, whereof there was but a couple, the one ... upon the King, the other upon one the ...
"My lord of Rocheford departed * * * if it might ... we can perceive there was rather ... n then ought else. The viceroy of Naples ... were also then arrived in Rome, and the Pope m[ade] his peace with them." Were yesterday with [the King], who said he was still in [mind] to meet Wolsey in Picardy; but he spoke somewhat doubtfully, and they therefore advise Wolsey not to set out till he has more certainty. He said he should have much business about the despatch of Lautrec, although he [had] said he had ended the matter, and should speed him hence in four or five days. He spoke also of his preparation for 10,000 lanceknights under M. de Vadymont, one of the duke of Lorraine's br[others] ... Sweces and 10,000 Frenchmen and * * * ... master of the ... and the king of England his broth[er] ... preparations of war as the said ambassadors ... evidently see now set forwards. He sh[owed unto us] that my lady Margaret did now all ... make a motion for a truce still to be kept [in the] Low Countries, whereunto we did comfort hy[m all] we could, and we think your Grace shall fy[nd him] in conclusion right well disposed that w[ay]." From ... 17 June.
Pp. 3, mutilated, Add. in Clerk's hand: To my lord Legate's good grace. Endd.
18 June
R. O.
Commission to Cardinal Wolsey, appointing him his plenipotentiary for concluding a league between Henry, the Emperor, Francis I., and the Venetians. London, 18 June 1527. Signed and sealed.
Lat., very badly mutilated.
R. O.
Rym. XIV. 198.
2. Commission appointing cardinal Wolsey as the King's lieutenant and plenipotentiary in France, consequent on the captivity of Clement VII. London, 18 June 1527.
R. T.
137. R. O. Rym. XIV. 207.
3. Commission to Wolsey, ambassador in France, to treat for the projected marriage of Mary with one of the French princes. London, 18 June 1527.
R. O. 4. Draft of the same, with corrections. Dated London, 18 June 1527.
Lat., pp. 12.
R. T. 137. 5. Commission for an offensive league against the Emperor. London, 20 June 1527.
R. O.
St. P. I. 191.
6. A memorial of things to be treated of by Wolsey with the French king:—
1. That, if the French king will agree to it, "the determination of the alternative for the marriage of my lady Princess be in to the person of the duke of Orleans;" the dowry and securities requisite to be committed to Wolsey's discretion. 2. If Francis will not consent, "the said alternative to be resolved in neutrum," with the provisions mentioned in the treaty arctioris conjunctions. 3. "To amplify and extend the peace perpetual," and convert the provision for carrying on war in Flanders, according to the defensive league, into a contribution for the defence of Italy. 4. To arrange the order of the personal meeting;—the place to be at Calais. 5. To conclude a league with the Pope, France, and the Venetians, for defence of Italy, "and re-integration of the State of the Pope's Holiness and the Chruch into the pristine manner," with a pension to the King of 30,000 ducats. 6. To treat for universal or particular peace between all Christian princes. 7. To declare the utmost that the King will consent to have offered to the Emperor for redemption of the French king's children, and payment of the King's debts. 8. To take measures with the French king to prevent the indiction of a General Council at the Emperor's dictation, the deprivation of the Pope, or the translation of the Holy See to Spain or Germany. 9. As Wolsey knows the King's mind upon the premises, and it is impossible to give circumstantial instructions about everything, they are left to his discretion. Signed at the beginning and end by the King.
Pp. 3. Endd. In Gardiner's hand.
Cal. E. II. 154. B. M. 7. "Apperturæ factæ pro bono pacis et totius reipublicæ Christianæ a[c pro in] dissolubili unione potentissimorum Angliæ et Francorum reg[um per] reverendissimum Cardlem Ebor. in hunc qui sequitur modum:—
"[Pri]mo, dictus Ser. Dominus firmiter sibi persuadet quod non potest medium ... [mel]ius inveniri vinculo indissolubili, amore cordiali, ... mutua intelligentia, et animorum sincera conjunctione, nectendi istas magestates adinvicem quam faciendo matrimonio inter Dom. Delphin. et Ill. D. Mariam regis Angliæ ... et unicam filiam, et ad istud matrimonium concludendum ... ensa et contenta est majestas regis Angliæ, sub ordine, [m]odo et forma sequentibus, super quibus, si hincinde fuerit accordatum ... cipientur articuli formaliter (?) et juridice, ut decet, [v]idelicet:—
Si videbitur regi Christianissimo, est contentus dictus Angliæ [re]x simpliciter et realiter cum omni effectu concludere matrimonium prædictum, dando [do]tem honorabilem, qualis nunquam similis data est per aliquos [r]eges Angliæ casu quo rex Angliæ habeat prolem masculum [si]bi succedentem in regno, et si non [ha]buerit prolem masculum, ut prædicitur, sed filia sua ei erit hæres reg[ni, tu]nc et in eo casu non dabitur dos, sed successio ad regnum erit loco dotis, [quæ est lon]ge majoris valoris, pretii et æstimationis quam aliqua (?) ... poterit, (fn. 1)et illa accipietur loco dotis.* Verum tamen si dicta filia [su]pervixerit, quod Deus advertat, Delphinum, et dos debet repeti, tunc [t]antum solvetur per regem Francorum loco dotis quantum solveretur ex parte [r]egis Angliæ nomine dotis, si sua filia non successerit in [r]egnum.
"[At] si dicta Ill. Domina non erit hæres regni, tunc et in eo [casu] rex Angliæ dabit pro dote, licet nunquam antehac in matrimonio [cum] aliquo rege mundi non (fn. 2) dederunt reges super 200,000 scutorum ante ... tamen pro singulari amore quem gerit erga filiam et ut [ostendat] quam grata est ei, quamque cupiat facere matrimonium cum [dicto] rege Francorum, est contentus dare pro dote filiæ 300,000 [coronarum] quarum medietas solvetur in die desponsionis et solemp[nizationis] matrimonii et reliqua infra duos annos post dict[um tempus] per æquales portiones, proviso quod dicta filia regis Angliæ sit assecur[ata] sufficienti, valida et efficaci forma de doario regni Franciæ debito et consueto, cum clausulis repetitionis dotis perhonorabilibus ac omnium aliorum supellectilium una [cum] expensione traductionis et conductionis in regnum Franciæ ... sic quod consuetum est fieri in regno Franciæ ... superviventibus maritis suis etc., et quod tractatus ... dicti matrimonii ex utraque parte inviolabiliter observetur, est ... rex Angliæ obligare se, subditos, civitates [et] regnum sub censuris, interdictis et omni alio modo ... et etiam hincinde dando obsides, et [casu] quo Delphinus moriatur post solemnizatum matrimonium, et non successerit patri in regno, et quod videatur in eo casu quod [dicta] principissa non haberet doarium tam amplum quantum ... Franciæ debeatur, tunc pari modo, reciproce et propon ... secundum ratam doarii innotari et D. Delph. hac su ... dicenda censentur. Circa matrimonium per se concludendum nullum faciendo sermonem (?) de Tornaco, etc.
f. 155 "Si autem nolit rex Franciæ tractare de matrimonio nisi ... omnibus hinc inde amotis quæ possunt aliquo modo inter ... veram amicitiam et conjunctionem isto etiam dicto modo contentus est rex Angliæ procedere cum dicto re[ge] ... (a line or more lost.) ... (fn. 3) conclusione dicti* matrimonii et hoc ordine ... [r]ex Franciæ velit et cupiat habere Tornacum cum app ... territorio statim concluso et ratifacto tracta[tu matri]monii et fœderis de quo inferius dicemus, tamen et sub [modo et] forma sequenti est contentus rex Angliæ, scilicet [ut Torn]acum valuetur ad sexcentas mille coronas auri ... cujus medietas dabitur loco dotis, viz. trecentæ mille ... e et alia medietas, viz. trecentæ aliæ mille coronæ ... [solv]entur bene et fideliter per æquales portiones infra [quinque au]t sex annos a tempore traditionis dictæ civitatis et completis ... sex annis et solutione facta mittentur solempnes oratores ... endo pro contractu faciendo per verba de præsenti ... quod in eo casu tenebitur rex Franciæ primo mittere oratores ad regem pro dicto contractu, et postea rex Angliæ mittet pro [p]arte sua ad regem Franciæ, quia non est ... quod ... in hoc actu sit prima, quia congruit quod petantur et [n]on petant, et tunc facto contractu nihil solvet [r]ex Franciæ de dictis aliis trecentis millibus scutis sed retinebit [e]a nomine et loco dotis et in die desponsionis fiet ... acquietancia per regem Angliæ pro eisdem, proviso quod fiant obligationes [et se]curitates pro pensionibus (?) ut superius est expressum, et dentur obsides [ex par]te regis Franciæ nobiles et convenientis valoris quod matrimonium sorcietur effectum et civitas Tornacensis restituetur regi Angliæ casu quo, quod Deus advertat, quod matrimonium non fieret, et in eo casu rex Angliæ tenebitur restituere alia trecenta millia scuta quæ tenetur rex Franciæ solvere ante contractum matrimonii per verba de præsenti.
f. 155 b. "[At] si isto modo non placet, tunc est alius modus, viz. ... concluso et ratificato matrimonio et fœdere ut ... tunc fiat conventus inter reges in loco congruenti et m[odis et] formis honori et securitati utriusque regis debitis; et tunc inter ... tractus et modus advisatus pro Tornaco; et si nil concludet[ur in] conventu pro Tornaco, tunc fiat modo sequenti si videbit[ur] ... rex Angliæ teneat civitatem usque ad contractum matrimonii per verba de præsenti, et tunc detur manibus Christianissimi regis summa sex centorum milium scutorum, quorum medi[etas] ... pro dote et reliqua trecenta solventur a tempore d[icti] contractus infra sex annos sequentes per æq[uales] portiones singulis annis et in fine sexti anni et ... tradetur domina nupta et solemnisabitur matrimonium et a qu ... rex Angliæ pro reliquis tribus centum mille coronarum nomine provisionis ... isto casu ultimas obligationes regum, regnorum, nobilium cu ... subditorum et censurarum ponantur ex parte re[gis] obsides, proviso etiam quod hinc ante dictos sex annos rex nihil molietur aut faciet per se vel per alium prout cupi[t] contra dictam civitatem prætextu cujus rex Angliæ faciet (fn. 4) vel ... intertenere (?) magnum præsidium in dicta civitate; et casu quo fecerit, habenda erit ratio in summa valoris dictæ ci[vitatis] tempore redditionis.
"Et si iste modus non placeat tamen est tertius [et] postremus modus, scilicet quod rex Angliæ teneat To[rnacum] usque ad solempnisationem matrimonii, quo facto tradatur civitas [regi] Franciæ, æstimando ut superius ad sex centum mille cor[onarum], cujus medietas solvetur modo ut supra, sex annis sequentibus, et reliqua dabitur loco dotis et pro complemento ejusdem fiant ob[sides] ut supra, amittendo obsides, proviso semper quod rex Franciæ nihil [faciat] pretextu cujus rex Angliæ compellatur ad grandem exp[ensam] pro sua custodia dictæ civitatis."
Mutilated draft, by Wolsey.
20 June
S. B. b.
3187. MONASTERY OF WHITBY, York diocese.
Petition for election of John Hexham as abbot, vice Thos. Yorke, deceased. 20 June 1527, 19 Hen. VIII.
21 June.
R. O. St. P. I. 193.
Hears by De Vaulx, the ambassador here, that Francis is much occupied in despatching Lotrec, and would therefore that Wolsey put off his journey till Monday or Tuesday se'night. As the time may be spent by Wolsey to the quiet of the realm, and the "ordering of these seditious preachers," and he will have better opportunity of doing what has to be done at Calais, thinks he had better wait, but refers all to the King's pleasure. Wishes to know the King's resolution, that he may write to De Vaulx and the bishop of Bath. Will dispatch Mr. Comptroller before to take a view of Calais. Westminster, 21 June. Signed.
"Instruction et information des deux ambassadeurs depputez et ordonnez depar les Sieurs des Ligues, qui sont Lucerne et de Undlevalde, de ce quilz doibvent parler et remonstrer aux cappitaines et gens de guere aux monstres de Fribourg et ailleurs ou elles se feront." To admonish the said captains to fear God, not to despise the Holy Mass and the Sacrament, and to keep the Christian ordinances about the forbidden days for eating flesh. To speak against blasphemous oaths, drinking customs, and the robbing of churches and priests' houses. To regard in everything the honor of God, his mother and the Saints; and everything to the contrary must be vigorously punished. The king [of France], according to the articles of the alliance, has demanded a levy of men, and will appoint Lautrec lieutenant-general for the war in Italy;—with which they are pleased, and they will make a levy diligently. The captains and men ought not to leave each other. The losses they have experienced in the late wars arise from their living without the fear of God, and from their bad faith to each other. They mention the excesses of the Spaniards and lansquenets at the taking of Rome, and exhort their comrades to obey their officers, and live in good faith and brotherly affection for each other. All who leave the service without permission from their captains ought to be severely punished. The musters must be held without fraud or deceit. They must stipulate with the French ambassadors for regular monthly payments, and for a proper complement of horse, artillery, and French foot.
Fr., pp. 4.
21 June
R. O.
"A register of all the evidence delivered to Master Doctor Higden, the 21st day of June, anno r.r. H. VIII. 19mo."
Of the late monasteries of St. Frideswide, Liesnes, Poghley, Sandwell, Begham, Tykforde, Thobye, Stanesgat, Dodneshe, Snape, Tiptre, Canwell, Bradwell, Daventrie, Ravenston; of lands in cos. of Essex and Suffolk; Calceto, Wykes, Snape; of monasteries suppressed in cos. Stafford, Northampton, Bucks, Oxford and Berks; Tonbridge, in Kent; and in Sussex.
Pp. 3.
22 June
Bradford, 278.
I have received your letters giving news of the birth of a prince. The Venetians and duke Francesco have raised a fresh levy. The Duke is at Lodi. Pedro Navarro has arrived at Asti. I hear that Lautrec is coming with 800 lances. The Swiss have refused the application of the king of France. The 100,000 ducats sent by you to Genoa have been reduced to 63,000 by the debts of Bourbon. If more money do not arrive the Germans will not go hence for more than 15 or 20 days, and then they will return and hold this state in pledge. They give me a great deal of trouble. I did not concern myself about the matter as long as Bourbon lived. I send a list of officers. I have asked leave of absence on account of ill health. Milan, 22 June 1527.
22 June
R. O.
Commission to John abbot of St. Saviour's, Feversham, and Sir John Norton, to ascertain the annual value of the lands of Thomas Fuller in Kent, as Sir John Mundy has an execution against them, and there is a dispute about their value. Westminster, 22 June 19 Hen. VIII.
Copy, p. 1.
23 June
[Cal. E. I. II.?] I. 114. B. M.
3193. [FRANCIS I.] to DE VAULX.
Has received his letters of the 17th and 23rd. As to the visit of Francis to Picardy, cannot leave for [nine] or ten days, on account of a tertian fever; and when that is better, he must go to Paris, which will take 20 or 24 days at least. Wishes him to tell the King and Cardinal of this, that they may decide what is best. Is much vexed at not being able to make this journey, as messeigneurs De Bathe and De [Rochfort] have seen. They came to see him this afternoon, and left him when the cold fit was coming on. De Vaux must tell Wolsey his state, and assure him that he will keep the appointment if he can. Will never be easy till he has seen the Cardinal and the king of England. He must thank Wolsey for his continual kind offices on Francis's behalf at the English court.
The power sent by Vaux "par vertu ... ce que Monseigneur de Tarbe a traicte a es[te] ... dernierement faict, il a este receu et mys es [mains] du Chancellier pour le garder avecques I ... "Will inform him in ... days how his health is. St. Denys, 23 June.
Fr., pp. 3, mutilated.
[Cal. E. I. II.?] I. 31. B. M. 3194. FRANCIS I. to WOLSEY.
He will understand by viscount Rochford all that has been done relative to the oath for the ratification of the treaty between himself and England.
Hol., Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add.: "A Mons. le Cardinal [dYor]k, mon bon amy."
[Cal. E. III. 12.] B. M. 3195. LOUISE OF SAVOY to WOLSEY.
To the same effect.
Hol., Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add.: Mons. le Cardynal.
23 June
Otho, C. IX. 50. B. M.
"Quod ad v. Ser[enissimam, potentis]simamque Regiam M. et illius jussu et sua etiam fide atque voluntate serius re[sponsum est], religiosus et præcharissimus in Christo noster confrater, Joannes Rawson [prior hospitalis] de Kyllmaynam de Hibernia, ejusdem Majestatis fidelissimus subjectus ... runt quibus hic immersi sumus, bella, pestis, fames, grassatores, ob ... itinerum." Has such an affection for him that he can scarcely suffer him to be taken away, and the Order requires his counsels, now more than ever. He will explain to the King the present state of affairs "præsertim quæ ex felicissimo regno vestro a ... ejusdem nostro prioratu jamque per nos legitime collato venerando et præcharis[simo in] Christo nobis fratre Guillelmo Weston, hic allata sunt." "Tamen ... tatiore insularum Melitæ et Cosyræ ut hæc vestra religio imposteru[m] ... stabiliri et fulciri." Begs him to act as their protector, and to give to Rawson jurisdiction over those of the Order who are runaways in Ireland ... "hujus religionis gestant, quo suis culpis exigentibus legitime declar ... esse indigni; et etiam favere et opitulari eidem nostro Rdo priori literis ... Quamvis hactenus non sine favore V. R. M. dictum suum prioratum in ... quam in pristinum statum redegerit et instauraverit, contra quam pl ... dicto nostro dominio quotidie aliquot prædia, redditus et jurisdictiones ... is usurpant in maximum detrimentum ejusdem." Hopes he will be able to obtain everything necessary for the Order from the King. Corneto, 23 June 1527. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2, mutilated.
26 June
R. O.
Inventory of Master Crumwell's goods in his house, 26 June 19 Hen. VIII.
Plate:—A gilt cup; a gilt goblet and a parcel gilt salt, with covers. A black nut, with a cover. A little glass cup, garnished with silver, and a cover. 3 parcel gilt goblets, with a cover; 6 little silver goblets. A little parcel gilt salt. A maser with a standing foot, of silver gilt; two others, with silver gilt bands. 3 little white silver pots, with a cover. 6 silver spoons, with round gilt knops. 6 new silver spoons, with gilt Apostles. 3 new goblets, gilt. A gilt ale pot. 3 new silver pots. A great double-gilt salt, with a cover and imagery. A smaller gilt salt. A new standing cup, with a gilt cover. A little bottle for rosewater.
In pledge:—6 bowls with a cover, gilt. A great gilt salt. 2 gilt flagons. A sergeant-at-arms' mace.
In Mistress Prior's chamber:—20 pair of sheets; 12 pair, of fine canvas; 18 pair, of coarse canvas; and 6 pair and an odd sheet, of buckram. A "styllytory" fixed in the chimney. 20¼ ells of linen cloth. 4 ells of new canvas. A border of arras work, with a picture of Occupation and Idleness. 2 pair of three-leaved sheets. Delivered to Master Smith:—5 pair of sheets, and 6 pillow-beres. A joined bed, with a sparver and curtains, and red and green saye. 3 feather beds, 3 bolsters, 2 coverlids, 7 pillows. A canvas hanging stained. 6 great chests; 6 small coffers. "A remnante of your shyrts," 5½ ells. Linen cloth, 2 ells. 3 women's purses, of cloth of gold; one crimson velvet purse; another of black velvet pyrled with gold thread. A purse of white Scotch leather. 2 pair of coral beads with 38 silver gilt "gaudyes;" other beads, mother-of-pearl, amber, jet, box and black wood. A silver gilt brooch of Gregory's. An orange silk Spanish girdle. 2 pair silver gilt hooks. A relic closed in crystal, garnished with silver and gilt, like a fish. Silk ribbons, white, black, tawney, russet and changeable. 7 pearls, and 2 neckercher buttons. Remnants of tawny damask, tawny velvet, russet velvet, black damask and black satin. Pieces of black and red velvet, and black, tawny, and violet satin. A cloth for St. John's head, of branched velvet, with a yellow ground, 2½ yards. 3 linings for your summer gowns; one faced with black satin, and satin of cypres behind; the second, damask and chamlet; the third, tapheta of 2 forequarters.
The New Chamber:—A trusse bed, with sparver and curtains of red and green saye, with gilt bells. 2 pillows, 1 feather bed, 1 mattress, 1 bolster, 1 pair of fustian blankets, 1 pair of woollen, a yerdure coverlid. 2 carpets. A carved and gilt altar table of the Nativity of our Lord. 2 latten pricks for candles. A carved and gilt wainscot press, containing a gown, of puke, furred with foynes; another, furred with fine budge; another, faced with black damask. A gown of dark tawny, faced with damask; the rest with satin of cypres. An orange tawny gown without lining. A russet gown, furred with black coney. A gown of black puke, faced with black coney. A gown of puke, furred with black budge. A black gown, faced with foynes. A tawny chamlet gown, faced with martrons. A black chamlet frock, vented with black coney, the rest with white lamb. A black gown, faced with chamlet; the rest with satin of cypres. A gown of the new color, faced with martrons; the rest with squirrels. An old russet gown faced with black lamb; the rest frieze. An old nightgown, faced with fox. A riding coat of brown-blue, welted with tawny velvet. A green cloth coat, welted with green velvet. An orange coat, guarded with 3 welts of black velvet. Doublets: 5 black satin, 1 russet satin, 2 crimson satin, 1 turkey satin, 1 black satin diaper work, 1 tawny taffeta, 1 silk saye stocked with black velvet, 1 black saye stocked with russet velvet, 1 black saye stocked with tawny velvet, 1 tawny damask stocked with crimson velvet, and one of black velvet. 2 woodknives; one gilt. 2 daggers with black horn hafts. A bastard sword; 2 other swords. A Spanish dagger with a silver chape. A black velvet coat with a Burgundian guard. A black damask gown, furred with foynes, and faced with sable. A sword of Marion's making, gilt, with a black velvet scabbard. A steel glass. A box case with 4 combs. A canvas palet. 2 "dudds" to lay on beds; one red, one white. Jackets: 2 black velvet; others, tawny velvet, tawny damask, black chamlet, black damask, and black cloth. Jerkins: black satin, furred with white lamb, and edged with sables; black satin, lined with tuke, tawny velvet, and cordyan skins furred with white shanks and edged with sables. 9 pair of black hose. 3 black velvet purses; one with a gilt ring, others of black satin and leather. 5 French caps, and 4 button caps. 4 hoods, black velvet, sarsnet, brown blue, and black cloth, with a Burgundian guard of velvet. A black satin hat. 3 riding caps; one black velvet, one black satin, one black cloth with a visor, embroidered with black silk. 12 pair of gloves. 4 writing standishes; one with 5 pewter tops, the two smaller pewter, and the other leather. A black satin hat, a black satin cape, a purple satin doublet, a dark russet satin doublet. A marble-coloured coat; a fine black gown, fented with martrons.
The Chamber adjoining the New Chamber:—A joining bed, and a running bed of wainscot, with a sparver, and curtains of yellow and blue saye. 2 feather beds, 2 bolsters, 1 pillow, a pair of woollen blankets, a coverlid of verdure, a hanging of red and green saye payned. A table for an altar, gilt, carved, of the Three Kings of Colon. 2 latten candlesticks for tapers. 2 tables of the image of our Lord. A new tapestry counterpane. A press of wainscot, containing a woman's gown of puke, furred with grey. A black gown, furred with shanks. A new folding table, of wainscot of Flanders work, with a merchant's mark carved and gilt upon the till, and a verdure carpet upon it. A little cupboard and an old chair of easement. A great ship chest, bound with flat bars of iron of Flanders work, covered with yellow leather. 2 wainscot chests. 2 quilted nightcaps. An image of our Lady, carved upon a table, with an infant before her. A woman's "round" gown, furred with squirrel; another, of russet, furred with black budge. A brown-blue gown, lined with buckram, and purfelyd with black velvet. A woman's medley gown, lined with satin of cypres. Kyrtles of black worsted and black saye. A carved image of our Lady. A black velvet bonnet, with a frontlet of tawny velvet. A letuse cappe. 2 velvet partlets with a gold button. 2 pair of velvet foresleeves. An old purple velvet purse. A little pair of jet beads. A black velvet hat, trimmed with tinsel satin. A coif of Venice gold. A little chest of Flanders work, covered with yellow leather and bound with iron. 3 pieces of black chamlet. A woman's gown, lined with satin of cypres. A woman's black round gown, lined with bokeram, and wide sleeves lined with black velvet. An outside of a cushion, needlework, wrought with an antelope. A remnant of foynes, 2 quarters. 2 sleeves, and 2 other small pieces.
The Hall:—A hanging of red and green saye, paned, with a border. A gilt cupboard, with an old Levant carpet. 6 cushions of verdure, with a red rose wrought in them. A large table of wainscot, and a pair of trestles. 2 carpets; one verdure, the other coarse. 6 gilt stools. 6 gilt footstools. An image of Lucrecya Romana on a table. 3 little gilt chairs for women. A great gilt chair. A pair of painted bellows. A pair of andirons. A pair of tongs. An image of Carolus the Emperor. A portall of wainscot joined. 3 long sedylls joined. 2 old cushions, of white and red dornyx. A table of our Lord, gilt. 2 plumbetts of lede covered with lede. 6 cushions of verdure wrought with the red rose and the pounde garnet. A mirror of Flanders work, gilt. My lord Cardinal's arms, gilt in canvas. 2 chairs of Flanders work, covered with leather.
The Buttery within the Hall:—2 latten basins with an ewer. 5 pewter basins and 3 lavers. 2 new pewter pint pots of silver fashion. 3 chargers. 12 platters. 12 dishes. 12 pewter saucers. A pottle, a quart and a pint pot, of pewter, for wine. A dozen pewter trenchers. A little pewterbottle. 4 pewter candlesticks. One great and two small latten chafing-dishes with 2 feet. 10 great latten candlesticks with towels, and 3 others. A latten ladle with a handle of tree. A mould of white plate for candles. An old turned chair. A table carved with the King's arms. 4 candlesticks of Flanders work, with one chafing dish of the same work. A pair of altar candlesticks. A barber's basin and ewer. 6 new pewter dishes, platters and saucers. 2 fruit platters.
The Parlor:—A hanging of red and green say paned. 6 cushions of verdure. A long table of wainscot, and a pair of trestles. An old tapestry carpet. A wainscot screen, carved and gilt. A carpet in the window. A great glass in the window. Painted tables of our Lord, our Lady, and Lucrecia Romana. 6 joined stools. 6 footstools. 2 long sedyles of wainscot. A cloth stained with the images of a man and a woman, lovers. A table of my lord Cardinal's arms, painted and gilt. An image puerile of our Lord, set in a box. 6 stools, triangled and gilt. A pair of playing tables of wood and bone. 2 long sedyles.
The Servants' Chamber, next to the Hall:—A truss bed of Flanders work, with a border of the same, carved and gilt. A hanging, half green saye, half buckram. A new wainscot cupboard, with 2 ambreys and 2 tills, carved. An old wainscot cupboard. A great round ship chest. Another old chest. 2 images, of gilt leather, of our Lady and St. Christopher. A mappa mundi, of paper, lined with canvas. A covering of verdure, with one feather bed, one bolster, and one mattress. The figure of a dragon and a leopard. A pallet of canvas.
The Middle Chamber:—A hanging of Dornyxe. A tapestry coverlid, with imagery. A feather bed, 2 bolsters, a pair of blankets. A great chest; 2 little chests. A trussing bed, painted and gilt, with a buckram hanging. A canvas palet.
The Chamber next the Stairs:—A canvas hanging, stained. A standing bed of boards, with a tester of canvas, stained. A feather bed, a bolster, 2 pillows, a pair of blankets, and old broken tapestry coverlid. An image of St. Anthony in golden leather. 2 old chests. A canvas palet.
The Chamber next the Garden:—A standing bed, of tree, with a tester of canvas, stained. A mattress, bolster, pillow, and 2 coverlids. A table, a pair of trestles, and a form.
The Old Parlor:—A table, a pair of trestles, a carpet, a stained canvas hanging. An old chest. A long old form. An old chest for "shewes." 4 javelins; one with a rose, an old one, and 2 small ones, with steel heads and silk tassels.
The Parlor adjoining the Kitchen:—A mappa mundi, of canvas, stained. An old ambrey. An old chest. A piece of canvas hanging, painted. An image of a "fole" (foal ?) to hold a towel, painted. A hanging laver, with a cock, to wash with.
The Kitchen:—6 pewter potingers. 1 old dish. 2 old platters. 2 new and 1 old chargers. 12 platters. 12 dishes. 12 saucers. 2 pewter salts. 6 pewter pots for flowers. 2 quarts, 1 pint, and 1 pottle pewter pots, for wine, 2 wine pots, silver fashion. 1 pottle pot, 2 quart pots, 5 pint pots, and 1 half pint, for ale. 4 little drinking pots, for ale. 1 great round spit. 4 little round spits. 6 square spits. 2 "gyrde yrons." 4 frying pans. 1 pair of tongs. 2 dripping pans. 1 fire shovel. 3 andirons. 4 pothangles. A flat iron bar, fixed to the chimney, to hang pots on. 2 pair of pot hooks. 2 skimmers. 1 latten ladle. 2 chopping knives. A brass mortar and pestle. A stone mortar. A garlick mortar of wood, with a pestle. 3 great brass pots. 2 little brass pots. 10 other brass pots. 2 brass chafers. A latten colander. 9 little brass pans. 6 great brass pans. 7 bell candlesticks, and a brass pan for marchepanes. A great trivet. 7 kettles. 2 fire pans. 1 flesh hook. 1 bucking tub. 1 ambrey, half latticed for pans. A counter. 2 little chairs, and a form. A water tankard. A flat copper kettle. A little round table. A great leaden water cistern, with a brass cock. 3 little candlesticks, set in wooden stocks. A little brass mortar, with an iron pestle. An iron toasting fork.
The Larder House:—A great chest. A boulting vessel. A kneading tub. A powdering tub. A hauberke, and a forest bill. 3 javelins. A great dry vat for meal. A great pipe to bolt in. A great copper for capons. Another dry vat.
The Wood House:—An axe. A hatchet. A pickaxe. 2 iron wedges.
Jewels:—3 small table ruby rings; one of the new fashion, which George Gyffre hath, 4l. 2 cornelian rings; one graven with a fly, the other with divers faces, 20s. A white enamelled gold ring, with a great table ruby, wrought, antique, 6l. A gold ring, with an antique child's head, 6s. 8d. A gold ring, with an antique, graven in a black and white stone, 33s. 4d. A great gold turquoise ring, 7l. A gold ring, with a little rock ruby, 30s. A gold ring, with a great rock ruby, like a garnet, 30s. A great pointed diamond ring, 5l. A gold ring, with a spynell, 40s. A ring of gold, with a little table diamond, 40s. A great cornelian, with an antique, graven, set in gold, 13s. 4d. A gold ring, with a rock ruby, upon my master's finger, 13l. 6s. 8d. A gold ring, with a table diamond, wrought with black "amyll," upon my master's finger, 2l. 13s. 4d. 3 gold buttons, 3s. 4d. A table diamond ring, enamelled with red, 40s. A gold cornelian ring, with a head, broken, 13s. 4d. A gold ring, with a turquoise like a heart, upon my master's finger, 6l. A great emerald gold ring,_. A little emerald gold ring, enamelled with white, 40s. A gold ring, with a dragon's head, 30s. A gold Agnus Dei, graven with Our Lady and St. George, 26s. 8d. An old gold ring, with a ruby rock, 1l. 14s. 4d. A gold brooch, with an image of Mary Magdalen, enamelled with white, 20s. (fn. 5) A gold jacinth ring. A garnet ring. A gold amethyst ring. A gold ring, with an anchor graven in it of Tonges. A gold ring, with a rock ruby, "wrythin with bulyons." A pearl, with a gold pin, like a vice. A diamond rose. A diamond triangle, set in gold, at the goldsmith's. 8 pearls on a string.
In Mr. Prior's chamber:—A fine damask table cloth, with a curious flower. A fine diaper table cloth, lozenged; another with cross diamonds; another with knobs; 4 with small lozenges, and 3 plain. 1 doz. fine damask napkins, wrought with two manner flowers; and others wrought with birds' eyes, diamonds, &c.; one with a lillypot and a falcon. 9 towels. 5 pillowberes, with black seams; 4 new, and 12 old plain ones. 16 handkerchers. 3 headkerchers. 2 altar cloths; one, diaper, wrought at both ends with blue thread, and the other plain.
Pp. 22.
26 June
R. O.
Sums received towards the building of Wolsey's College at Oxford, from Jan. 16 Hen. VIII. to 26 June 19 Hen. VIII., from the bp. of Lincoln; Sir Rogers and William Frere, of Friswid's rents; Cromwell; Thomas Henege, at Hampton Court; Straunguysshe, from Daventry; the bursars of Cardinal College; Dr. Stubbs and Sir Henry Wiat. Total, 9,828l. 11s. 4½d.
P. 1. Endd.
26 June
S. B.
3199. For JOHN TAYLER, clerk.
To be Master of the Rolls, and to have a tun of Gascon wine a year, vice Tho. Hanyball, resigned. Del. Westm., 26 June 19 Hen. VIII.
27 June
R. O.
"Principium litterarum Sangæ ad Nuncium in Anglia, ex trireme supra Portum Finum, die 27 Junii."
Takes the first opportunity of informing him of what has occurred to him since that dreadful day. What Goths, what Vandals, what Turks were ever like this army of the Emperor in the sacrilege they have committed ? Volumes would be required to describe but one of their misdeeds. They strewed on the ground the sacred body of Christ, took away the cup, and trod under foot the relics of the saints to spoil their ornaments. No church nor monastery was spared. They violated nuns, amid the cries of their mothers, burnt the most magnificent buildings, turned churches into stables, made use of crucifixes and other images as marks for their harquebusses. It is no longer Rome, but Rome's grave (non Urbs, sed bustum Urbis). They dressed the old wooden crucifix, revered by all nations, which stood on one of the seven altars of St. Peter's, in the uniform of a lanzknecht. St. Peter and St. Paul, who have lain so many years buried under the altar of St. Peter's, never suffered such indignities, even from those who made them martyrs. Does not ask redress for the Church's grievances, but only for the injuries done to his country. If the Emperor will persist in using such instruments, and God still favors him, will not say that he will deny his Faith, but must think He intends to make us the better Christians by giving us princes without religion.
Lat., pp. 2.
27 June
Vesp. C. IV. 155. B. M.
3201. [LEE to WOLSEY.]
Were sent for by the Emperor on the 25th June, who said he had deferred calling on us, from being uncertain about the affairs of Italy. He had letters from the prince of Orange of the 14th May, stating that Bourbon came to Rome on the 5th, and on the 6th took the burge, and was slain with about 4,000 Spaniards and many Germans. When they had won the burge, they demanded of the Pope a lodging for the host, and, being put off, made bridges over the Tiber. That night they entered Rome, and slew all that resisted, and in the morning the city was spoiled, and some houses set on fire. The Pope had a parley with them, and agreed to give them 350,000 ducats, with other things; but as he put off the time in hope of the League coming on, they went out to meet the host of the League. The Emperor had no certainty of the Pope being taken, or the cardinals slain. The prince of Orange's letters were addressed, not to the Emperor, but to Moncada, who then left Naples, and came to Rome. Other news, received through Genoa and Sienna, he reported as uncertain, viz., that the Pope and certain cardinals were [in] his hands, and that the League was dissatisfied. After this he came to his excuse, avowing, with his hands often laid upon his breast, that these things were done not only without his commission but against his will, and to his great displeasure. He said that Bourbon was compelled to go to Rome because his army was bent upon it and lacked money. When asked, Why do you maintain an army you cannot pay ? his defence is that he was constrained to it by the conduct of others, who would not allow him to have peace on reasonable conditions;—that he was so desirous of peace with the Pope, that, though the truce made by the Viceroy was not to his honor, he was willing to accede to it; and if the Pope and the Florentines would have given a sum of money they might have stopped the clamor of his army, "which only for hunger of money outraged and would go forward." He professed great sorrow for the atrocities committed, and the death of the Duke; but, most of all, that he had had so little regard to the Pope's person, and the honor of the Cardinals.
To satisfy him, we said that we would report this apology, assuring him that the King would defend his innocency as if he were his natural son. "To this last word he answered, 'Even so he may take me, and so is my trust.'" He assured us that the news he sent to the King had been misrepresented by Francis. Ave Maria, the Observant, has come. He dined with Lee, and told us he was sent to treat for peace. He is perplexed at the coming of the bishop of Tarbes. It calls to Lee's mind the warning of De Pratt that Francis wishes to make a league with the Emperor against England. Dr. Jo. Bartholomæus has been shot in the arm. Valladolid, 27 June 1527. Not Signed.
Hol., pp. 4. Part cipher deciphered. Endd.
Vesp. C IV.
157. B. M.
3202. LEE to [HENRY VIII.]
To the same effect. 27 June 1527.
Hol., pp. 4. Part cipher deciphered.
27 June. 3203. WHITBY ABBEY, York.
Restitution of temporalities on election of John Hexham as abbot, confirmed by Brian Higdon, dean of York, spiritual vicar of cardinal Wolsey, who, with Wm. Holgyll, clk., is ordered to take Hexham's fealty. Westm., 27 June.
Pat. 19 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17.
28 June. 3204. For WM. ABP. OF CANTERBURY.
Authority to employ workmen for the making of three coinages, viz., half-groats, pennies, and halfpennies. Del. Westm., 28 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 3.
29 June
R. O.
3205. W. KNIGHT to WM. À BRERETON, of the King's Privy Chamber.
Intends to send a servant of his to Chester on Monday. Although he understands from his official that Sir Randolph à Brereton is specially good to him in his jurisdiction there, still, as he will have some business to transact with the Bishop, asks him to write to Sir Randolph on his behalf. His absence from court is by special command of the lord Legate. Hopes to see his correspondent shortly. Sends his most hearty recommendations to Mr. Walshe, his companion. London, 29 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
30 June
R. O.
3206. ITALY.
"Ex litteris Domini Gregorii die ultima Junii Venetiis datis."
Had written that he was going to Florence, and to take with him the uncle of the marquis of Saluzzo with a commission from the French king. Has done so, and encouraged the Florentines, who, as they seem to be suspected of wishing to negociate with the Imperialists, confirmed the league with France, and determined on raising a good army with good captains. Went next to Bologna, which he found all topsy-turvy, preparing to send ambassadors, and submit to the Imperialists. Nevertheless, after much difficulty, by means of his friends and kinsmen of either faction, got 1000 foot enrolled to preserve the city for the Church. A considerable sum of money has also been raised at Venice to be sent to the Bolognese. Went next to Ferrara, and had much conference with the Duke on the affairs of Italy, warning him that he would share the common danger. At last he promised he would do nothing against Bologna, or any possessions of the Church, saying that he would be a good Italian, and that if the confederates carried on the war bravely he would join them, but he declined to make up for the cowardice of others. Found the Venetians most eager to help. They mean to increase their army to 10,000 foot. As they had heard that the duke of Urbino was going to return to his duchy, Casale proposed to them to elect the marquis of Mantua as their captain general, who was dissatisfied with the Imperialists, and would give great importance to the League. This counsel pleased the Doge, and, though arguments were used against it, they determined to discuss the matter among themselves. They mean to offer the free cardinals an asylum in Ravenna or Bologna, which the writer was commissioned by the Pope to procure for them. Here are cardinals Trani and Ægidius. The cardinal of Mantua, who is very powerful, is endeavoring to form a union for the protection of the Church; and unless the Cardinals, from fear, prefer Bologna or Ravenna, Parma will be offered to them, which is strong, and will be protected by two armies.
The Pope has sent hither Bartholomæus de Urbino, directing him to learn from the writer what provisions had been made, and to take measures accordingly; for he reports that the plague is very violent in Rome, and that the Pope was going to Gaeta, whither the Spaniards seem desirous to take him. Informed him of the great provisions made by France and England, urging him to encourage the Pope by no means to leave the castle, but to appoint officers outside for the business of distributing benefices. The Imperialists have compelled the Pope to pay them 50,000 ducats, so that he has been obliged to burn all the sacred vestments for the sake of the gold and silver which is woven into them. In the first consistory he has given the hat to the new cardinals, and restored cardinal Colonna. Cardinals Cæsarinus and Perusinus have fled from Rome. The Venetians have resolved to hire the services of count Gaizus and count Rangone. The Doge urges Casale to go into Lombardy, and report to them touching their army there. Is anxious, however, to be with the Legate shortly. If good captains be sent into Lombardy it should be conquered in ten days, for they are destitute of everything. Has heard of a new plot to obtain possession of Pavia.
Lat., pp. 4. Endd.
30 June
Vesp. C. IV. 139. B. M.
3207. LEE to [WOLSEY].
After his last of the 27 June, heard from Almain that the Emperor has appointed the abbot of Bari and the count of Oropeace to bring in these orators, out of respect to England; and he said, "If you denounce to us battle twenty times, yea, although you take all the towns in Flanders and come to Antwerp, yet we will not take you for our enemies, ne we woll ne can be yours. And, as I say, I do not doubt you shall perceive this is the Emperor's stomach." He asserted that the Emperor would do nothing for the French king, but be guided by the counsels of the Cardinal; that peace was now easier since the death of Bourbon, and the Emperor could do justice whilst he gratified the King. He will, however, have Sforza tried. He has sent to Ant. de Leiva, now governor of Milan, to demand if Sforza will stand a trial. If so, he shall choose his own judges. He implied that if Sforza was restored after being found guilty, it should be for the King's sake. He also insisted on the unfavorable answer given to Ave Maria, the Observant, the secret agent of the French king. He said the French king laid the blame on the Pope for the part he had taken in the league, and the Pope had absolved him from the treaty of Madrid; yet he is preparing an army for Italy, of which Lautrec shall be captain. He gave me news of Italy, and that the Pope should put himself in the hands of the Emperor, and come into Spain if the Emperor desired it, pay for his ransom 300,000 ducats, and surrender St. Angelo, Ostia, and other places; but the Almains would only accept ready money. He said that Bourbon had acted contrary to the Emperor's commission, who is very angry at the cruelties committed.
The Emperor is entering into a league with the emperor of Russia against the Turks. Don Ferdinand has reduced Bohemia, Silesia, and Moravia to the See Apostolic. Francisco Negro, descended from the emperors of Constantinople, has done much hurt to the Turks, and taken many places out of their hands. He has proffered his services to Don Ferdinand. Valladolid 30 June.
Hol., pp. 4.
30 June
R. O. St. P. VI. 587.
Has received the priory of the Order held by the late Sir Thomas Docray. Hopes the King will allow him to hold this reward for his long services. Corneto, 30 June 1527. Signed.
Lat. Add.
30 June
R. O.
Not long ago Antony Duodo, merchant of London, brought to Calais 700 quarters of wheat for victualling the town, which, owing to long continuance on the sea, is defective and unsaleable, and he desires licence to send it into Flanders or France. The town is well supplied. Calais, 30 June. Signed.
P.1. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace.
30 June
R. O.
Indenture, dated 30 June 19 Hen. VIII., witnessing that cardinal Wolsey has delivered to John Higden, dean of his college, a box containing three bulls and various other evidences, all specified, connected with the college. Signed by Higden.
Lat., vellum. Seals gone.
[Cal. E. I. II.?] I. 19. B. M.
Has received his letters, the bearer of which, he thinks, has deserved his promotion. The king of England is a most perfect brother of the French king, and is in good health. Guisnes, x .. June.
Fr., mutilated, p. 1.
A bill in Chancery. The petitioner, Julian wife of Nich. Spakman, sets forth that on the 19 Feb. 18 Hen. VIII. John Watson of London, brewer, assaulted Isabella his wife, and gave her three great wounds with a dagger, which brought on premature labor, and she was delivered of a dead child, which had a great wound in the left side; that the mother languished till the—June 19 Hen. VIII., when she died of her injuries; that Watson took sanctuary at Westminster; that inquests were taken both after the death of the child and of its mother, but, by the influence of Sir Hen. Wyat and other friends of Watson's, neither jury would bring in a verdict of murder; and that Watson, being now at large under surety, has commenced an action against Spakman and others for wrongfully entering his house and embezzling his goods. Prays that he be restrained from proceeding until the murder be inquired into before the Court of Chancery.
Draft, with numerous corrections in Cromwell's hand, pp. 3.
R. O. 2. Inquest on the death of the child above mentioned, finding that it never had any life in it.
R. O. 3. Inquest on the death of Isabella Watson, taken 3 June 19 Hen. VIII., before John Wilford, coroner, in London, and the sheriffs, finding that she had been cured of her wounds by surgical care, but died of an imposthume afterwards formed, on 2 June.
R. O. 4. Inventory of part of the goods of John Watson, consisting of silver cups, drinking pots, rings, girdles, coral beads with "gaudeys," feather beds, coverlets, carpets, tablecloths, brass pans, gowns, kirtles, kerchiefs and money. Marginal notes are appended, showing that some of these articles are confessed, and some denied, by Spakman.
P. 1.
R. O. 5. Inventory of part of the goods of John Watson's wife before her marriage.
P. 1.
R. O. 6. Inventory of the goods of John Watson which came into the hands of Nich. Spakman after the former had murdered his wife; with memorandum that he licensed his wife upon her deathbed to dispose of her own goods as she thought fit, and give away 50l. of his money; yet he detains several parcels specified, and Spakman laid out 30l. of his own money in prosecuting him for murder.
Pp. 3.
R. O. 7. "Parcels of goods, ready money, and plate of John Watson that Nicholas Spakman with other had and hath wrongfully."
Pp. 2.
R. O. 8. "The very true parcels of all such plate and other goods as weren of Isabell late the wife of John Watson, which came unto [the hands (fn. 6) ] house of Nycholas Spakeman."
P. 1. Endd.
R. O. 9. "Here is the truth of the delivering of part of Watson's good, which he hath untruly surmised and troubled against Nicholas Spakeman, William Hethe and John Smyth for it ;"—viz., that Watson's wife, after receiving her death wounds, fled to the house of Spakeman, who found her in a swoon when he came home,—as he thought, dead. Then hearing it said that Watson was in his house, and would hang himself, went thither and found a number of people. Some suggested to him to save some of the goods for the children, but he would not touch them. Afterwards some of Watson's own servants brought away some of the goods in three small chests for the use of his wife. Watson remained in sanctuary a month and more, then went to Sir Hen. Wyott, and told him his wife had a chest of his with 40l. in gold and certain writings, which he wished to have. Wyot accordingly bid Spakeman speak to his sister (fn. 7) to deliver it; which was done. Spakeman then desired Wyot, in my lord Broke's presence, "that he might be delivered of her," as he was at great costs with her. Was asked to keep her a month longer, and promised 10s. a week for doing so, Watson being allowed to visit her every day. On one of these visits he said to her, "Way is me for thee, that ever it lay in my wretched hand to do such a deed !" Three weeks before her death he said to her, "Isabel, ye have 100l. of yours and mine, the which I give you leave and desire you to give away 50l. for your soul's health and to your friends, and the other 50l. let it be kept for my children." He also gave her her raiments which he delivered to her with his own hands. Part of this she gave away. The rest is in her chamber.
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R. O. 10. A list of persons present at the sealing and delivery of two general acquittances for all causes between Nich. Spakeman and John Watson. Among the names are John Wyllyamson, Rafe Sadeleyr and Thos. Averey.
In Wriothesley's hand, p. 1.
R. O. 11. Blank form of a commission to inquire into the death of [Isabel] wife of [John] Watson.
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June./GRANTS. 3213. GRANTS in JUNE 1527.
2. Nic. Chaffen, of Salisbury, and of Beaulieu, Hants. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Rob. Wingfield. Windsor Castle, 2 June 19 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
3. John Smyth, senr., of Colchester, Essex, and Benendon, Kent, clothier, &c. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Rob. Wingfield. Greenwich, 10 May 19 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 June.—P.S.
3. Ric. Withers. To have the pension which the abbess elect of St. Mary's, Winchester, gives to a clerk of the King's nomination until he be promoted to a competent benefice. Windsor, 1 June 19 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 June.—P.S.
4. Tho. Bottley, yeoman of the Guard. To be bailiff of the lps. of Brokborowe, Norwood, Richmount, Segnew, Crawley and Poddington, Beds, and of Bragenham farm, Bucks; in the King's gift by death of the earl of Kent; with 25s. a year for Poddington, and 33s. 4d. for the others. Hampton Court, 20 May 19 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 June.—P.S.
4. Philip Paris. Wardship of Joan and Eliz. ds. and hs. of Wm. Peverell. Del. Westm., 4 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 15.
5. Sir Godfrey Fuljambe, late of Walton, Derby. Pardon for the escape of Nich. Alott, late of Stafford, chaplain, Wm. Taillor, Wm. Kyng, late of Louthe, Linc., John Erle, late of Grysley, Notts, Tho. Ferboter, Alice Yong, Joan Davyson, late of Chesterfield, Rob. Howfeld, late of Ekeryng, Notts, Tho. Nethermylles, Wm. Saunderson, Rob. and Katharine Wilson, prisoners in his custody when sheriff of Notts and Derby. Del. Westm., 5 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
5. Henry Norres, squire for the Body. Lease of the lp. of Inglescome, part of Huntingdon's lands; rent 24l. 18s. 8½d., and 10s. of increase. Del. Westm., 5 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
8. Sir John Nevile and John Bulkeley. To be receivers and surveyors of possessions in Holdernes, Yorksh., and keepers of the South park and manor of Brestwike in Holdernes, parcel of Buckingham's lands, with herbage and pannage, on surrender of patent 21 Jan. 13 Hen. VIII. by Sir John Nevell. Del. Westm., 8 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 11.
13. Peter Peterson, of London, shoemaker, a native of Holland. Denization. Westm., 13 June.—Pat. 19 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 14.
14. John Ogan, s. and h. of Sir Jo. Ogan, s. of Matilda, d. of William, brother of Philip, s. of John, s. of Gruffin, s. of Rob. Clement. Inspeximus of grants (the earliest being 18 Edw. I.) to Geof. Clement touching the commote of Pennarthe, Cardigan; also of a grant 13 Edw. I. to Roger de Mortuo Mari of land called Generglen, and a grant from Llewellin s. of Roger of the same land to Geof. Clement. Westm., 14 June.—Pat. 19 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 24.
15. John Pascall, of Sandwich, mariner. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Rob. Wingfield. Del. Westm., 15 June 19 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
16. Tho. marquis of Dorset, Cuth. bp. of London, Wm. lord Sandes, and Sir Henry Guldeforde, knights of the Garter, and Sir John Russell, knt. for the Body. Grant of the first presentation to a canonry and prebend in the Chapel Royal or in St. Stephen's, Westminster. Windsor, 16 June 19 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
16. John Stanbanke, yeoman harbinger. Grant of a corrody in Reading monastery, on vacation by Rob. Consyn. Windsor Castle, 14 June 19 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 June.—P.S.
17. Giles Duwes. Licence to import 80 tuns of Toulouse woad and Gascon wine. Del. Westm., 17 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
18. Wm. Kent, of London, haberdasher. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Rob. Wingfield. Windsor, 24 May 19 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 June.—P.S.
18. Tho. Magnus, clk., one of the King's chaplains and counsellors. Pardon and release as a receiver general of wards' lands and of the lands of the duke of Buckingham, ambassador or commissioner to Scotland, receiver of moneys for the conveyance of queen Margaret into England and of moneys lent for the expences of her and her suite, receiver of moneys lent for the war in the North by land and sea, treasurer of war in the North against the invasion of Albany, and as archdeacon of the East Riding. Del. Westm., 18 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
18. Geo. Morys, of London, grocer. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Rob. Wingfield. Hampton Court, 21 May 19 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm, 18 June.—P.S.
18. Henry earl of Northumberland, lord of the honor of Cokyrmouth and Petworth, and lord Percy, Ponyngys, Fitzpayne and Bryan. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Henry duke of Northumberland; and the same to Wm. archbp. of Canterbury, Ric. bp. of Winchester, Cuthbert bp. of London, Nich. bp. of Ely, Geo. earl of Shrewsbury, Geo. Nevell lord Burgevenne, Wm. Blount lord Mountjoy, Sir Ric. Broke, chief baron of the Exchequer, John Roo, serjeant-at-law, Sir Wm. Gascoign, Alan Percy, clk., and Wm. Stabley, clk., seized to the use of the said Earl. Del. Westm., 18 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 16.
18. Henry earl of Northumberland. To be steward of the manor of Holdernes, York, and of all other manors and lands in Holdernes lately belonging to Edw. duke of Buckingham, with an annual rent of 20l. Del. Westm., 18 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B.—Vacated on surrender 18 May 24 Hen. VIII. in order that the office might be granted to the said Earl and Sir Ralph Ellerker, jun.—Pat. p. 1, m. 10.
18. Ric. Page. Annuity of 50 marks. Del. Westm., 18 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 2.
18. Humph. Woode, of Estgrenewiche, Kent, alias of Westminster. Pardon for the death of John Hardye. Greenwich, 4 May 19 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.
18. James Partriche, Thos. Dockwrey and Thomas Walle (?) Release, as executors of Nich. Partriche, of London, alderman, of a recognizance of 100l. to the Crown, made by the said Nich. and Thos. Dockwrey, proctor of the Arches. Greenwich, 9 Feb. 18 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm, 18 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
20. John Rutt, of Ratclif, yeoman of the Crown. Annuity of 10l. Hampton Court, 24 May 19 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 2.
21. Wm. Burdon, clk. Grant of the free chapel of Roydon, Norf., vice Thos. Ratcliff, deceased, and at the King's disposal by the minority of Eliz. Lovell and Eliz. Spylman, ds. and hs. of Eliz. Spylman, and of Eleanor Lovell, d. and h. of Geoff. Ratcliff, deceased. Windsor, 17 June 19 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.
21. John Care, page of the Chamber. Grant of all the lands and tenements in the town of Pole called White's lands, lately held by John Verdon and Thos. Wylding, deceased, by grant of the King. Westm., 21 June.—Pat. 19 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 26.
21. Wm. Owgle, of Bryngbourne, Northumb. Pardon for having killed Henry Smothyn, of Horseley, Northumb., at Bryngbourne. Del. Westm., 21 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.
22. Nich. Allott, of Grendon, Warw., scholar. Pardon. Allott took sanctuary at Nottingham, and confessed to having stolen a horse from Nich. Dean, of Matlok. He then abjured the kingdom; but, returning without licence, was arraigned at Nottingham, where he demanded benefit of clergy, and was delivered to the ordinary, in whose custody he read as a clerk. Del. Westm., 22 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 1, m. 2.
22. Writ in pursuance of the preceding to all bailiffs, &c.—S.B.
22. Warrant to Wolsey for Nich. Allott's liberation. Del. Westm., 22 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p.1, m. 2.
22. Wm. Knight, the King's secretary. Presentation to the church of Bangor, Cov. and Lich. dioc., in the King's gift by reason of the minority of Edw. s. and h. of Thos. late earl of Derby. Windsor, 22 June 19 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
24. Jas. Vaughan, master of the Horse to princess Mary. Grant of the lp. of Glyndyvyrdby, Merioneth, N. Wales. Del. Westm., 24 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 14.
26. Commission of Gaol Delivery.
Home Circuit: Sir John More, Thos. Inglefeld, Ric. Lyndesell. 26 June.—Pat. 19 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3d.
26. Wm. Daunce. Lease of the lp. of Kennington, Surrey, part of the duchy of Cornwall, for 21 years; rent 26l. 16s. 8d., and 3s. 4d. of increase. Del. Westm., 26 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B.b.
26. John bp. of Lincoln. Grant of two additional fairs yearly at the town of Bekyllyswade [Biggleswade]; viz., one on the eve, day and morrow of the feast of St. Mary Magdalene, and the other on the eve, day and morrow of the feast of SS. Simon and Jude. Del. Westm., 26 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
26. Ric. bp. of Norwich. Mortmain licence to grant the manors of Quenbury and Turkys, in Brawhyng, Herts, of the annual value of 20l. 8s. 4d., according to an inquisition before Rob. Foster, escheator to the college of Holy Trinity of Norwich [Trinity Hall], Cambridge; in full satisfaction of the 20l. annual value to which extent they had licence to acquire lands by patent 12 July 17 Edw. IV., and in part satisfaction of the 20 marks annual value to which they were licensed by patent 20 March 18 Hen. VIII. Westm., 26 June.—Pat. 19 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17.
26. Wm. Stafford and Ric. Andrews. Wardship of Wm. Somer, s. and h. of Hugh Somer, s. and h. of Alice Lende. Del. Westm., 26 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p.2, m.12.
28. Commissions of Gaol Delivery.
Midland Circuit: Sir Humph. Conyngesby, Rob. Norwiche, John Jenour.
Norwich Circuit: Sir Rob. Brudenell, Sir Ric. Broke, Thos. Fitzhugh, Wm. Wyatt.
Oxford Circuit: Sir John Porte, Wm. Rudhale, Tho. Brudenell, sen.
Western Circuit: Sir John Fitzjamys, Wm. Shelley, Rob. Dacres.
28 June.—Pat. 19 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3d.
28. Thos. marq. of Dorset. Grant of Berdon park, Leic. If the said park, by reason of any former title, shall happen to be recovered against the said Marquis, other lands of equal value shall be granted to him. Del. Westm., 28 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Signed by Wolsey.—Pat. p. 1, m. 1.
28. Thos. marq. of Dorset and lady Margaret his wife. Reversion of the manors, &c. of Lougburgh and Shepeshed, Leic., granted to John earl of Oxford, dec., and Elizabeth his wife, in dowry of the said Eliz., and formerly held by the late viscount Beamont. Del. Westm., 28 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
28. John Olyver, clk. Presentation to Wolstanton church, Cov. and Lich. dioc., void by death. Westm., 28 June.—Pat. 19 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6.
29. Sir Edw. Knyvett. Exemption from being made sheriff of Norf. and Suff. or any other county. Westm., 29 June.—Pat. 19 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 8.
29. Ric. Palmer, justice of the peace in co. Heref. To be surveyor and approver, in reversion, of all Crown lands in the marches of Wales and in the lordship of Ruthyn, alias Diferent-loid, with 20 marks a year; now held by Wm. Cholmley by patent 21 July 18 Hen. VIII. Westm., 29 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
29. Sebastian s. of Antonio Salvaigi, native of Italy. Denization. Del. Westm., 29 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
30. Abbot of St. Peter's, Westminster. Pardon for releasing Henry Slythurste, of Maydenbradley, Wilts, Ewelme, Oxf., and of London, chaplain, from the convict-house at Westminster, where he had remained in irons for three years as an attainted clerk, having been convicted of breaking into the house of Roger Carpenter, of Hornyngeham, Wilts; the King's letters of 15 April 18 Hen. VIII., ordering his release, being invalid. Del. Westm., 30 June 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 6.


  • 1. Struck out.
  • 2. So in MS.
  • 3. Struck out.
  • 4. Crossed out.
  • 5. To the end of the paragraph is in Cromwell's hand.
  • 6. Struck out.
  • 7. Apparently the murdered woman was Spakeman's sister.