Henry VIII: July 1527, 21-31

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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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July 1527

21 July.
Vesp. C. IV.
B. M.
Have informed him of all occurrences since the arrival of De Tarbes and Sir Fras. Poyntz to the 17 July, at 8 a.m. Were with the Emperor that day at 11, and said, though we had no doubt Mons. de Buclans had reported our judgment in his demands, we thought proper to declare it to himself. The Emperor said he was still determined to do justice towards Sforza, that it was intolerable for a subject to rebel with impunity, and that he knew this intercession for him was prompted by the French king, to whom Sforza would resign the dukedom. We said we had no commission to uphold his innocence, but hoped, even if he were in fault, the Emperor would restore him for the King's sake, and for the public weal, as the King had "conditioned" with Francis for Bourbon, and with the Pope for card. Colonna. The Emperor said Bourbon's case was very different from that of Sforza, whom he himself had made duke. Told him Francis could not meet his demand for ready payment of the 2,000,000; on which he said the pledges should remain in his hands till it was paid. Urged him not to hinder peace by their detention in the present state of Christendom, as he might have other sureties of his own subjects. He answered that as he distrusted the French king he would not undo his own subjects for his sake. Had a long discussion with him on these points, but could not move him. Expressed next our surprise that he expected the King to bind himself to protect the League at his own cost. He said he had seen this clause in treaties; but we reminded him that the King was not a contrahent, but only mediator. Here he told us that a friar had offered him 3,000,000 on the French king's behalf. "He meant Ave Maria; but the said Ave Maria, afterward examined, said that he offered but 1,000,000 in the presence of us. It may be, he denied it because the orators of France were present."
When they finally urged him "to condescend to possible and honest conditions," he said, "I think I have so done; and yet if anything be too much, I have given a clause in the latter end of the articles whereby my uncle and my lord Cardinal may reform, if anything otherwise be than shall be seen to them reasonable." Pressed him to show his resolute mind on each article, else the treaties could not take effect; "and moreover, we said to him, that as yet hitherto we perceive not what he doeth at the King's instance." He said he had given up his demand of Burgundy, and not insisted on the treaty of Madrid. Begged him to write to the King and Wolsey the terms which he thought would satisfy them, that they might see he was open to reason.
Spoke of the difficulty of the article binding Francis to give the Emperor an aid for his journey to Italy; to which he said little. Speaking of Milan, the Emperor said the great sticking was only for Milan, "and that he would write his resolute mind therein to his ambassador there;"—words which neither Worcester nor Poyntz took note of, but which Lee marked particularly as corresponding with the communication between himself and De Buclans, reported in our common letters of the 17th July. On our requesting that the French ambassadors should also have answer, he promised it next day. By arrangement with Worcester and Poyntz, Lee went that night to Buclans, and said, among other things, that he thought things went rather backward than forward, though we had done our best to keep things straight, and urged him to get the Emperor to despatch his full mind and instructions to England without more delay. He said he thought the Emperor had done much in having opened his mouth and made demand, to which the French king could never have brought him. He had also renounced Burgundy for the King's sake, and would renounce the treaty of Madrid if the peace took effect. "And what think you," he added, "by that I moved yesterday to you of Milan ? Is that nothing ? I assure you I told the Emperor thereof as of my own head, and he well allowed me, taking it for thing well devised; yea, and I will move all the Council thereon, for it must be; it cannot be so well bestowed. We know well you will keep it well enough from the Frenchmen." Doubtless he would not have proposed this, without consultation beforehand. Finally, he said he was commissioned to tell the English ambassadors next day that the Emperor desired them to press him no further "to open the specialties of his mind," but that he would send "this that he hath given," and hoped the King and Wolsey would be satisfied. The answer he would give to the French was, that their offers were too slender, and that if they would declare one by one the articles in which it was impossible to perform the treaty of Madrid, they would be reformed or changed. Lee said he wondered they would drive the time, and feared they would put everything in danger. Advised that the answer given to the French should be the same given to us, and not what they proposed. On this he promised to speak to the Emperor.
Next day, 18 July, he came to us, "and showed us in effect as before;" when we made replies such as Lee had made. Went to court with the French ambassadors, when, in Nassau's chamber, the Council read the answer to the French ambassadors, which was the general answer before mentioned, "and thereunto put, as in few so insufficient words, that the Emperor had declared his mind further in articles delivered to the ambassadors of England, which he thought much reasonable; and this was all." Hereupon De Tarbes, as agreed in such case, demanded that a common answer should be made to them and the English jointly, as they had taken counsel together all along; which we avowed. The Council, after consulting apart, said that the Emperor was asleep, but they would ascertain his pleasure when he rose. After a good deal of discussion together and apart, they promised to let us know when we should have answer.
Were not sent for that day. Next day, 19 July, Buclans came and said the Emperor would, at the request of the King's ambassadors, give the French the same answer as we had, "after and above the general answer;" and that the Emperor had sent him to ask whether it should be delivered to them apart, to us for them, or to us jointly; and again, whether to us as mediator, and to them as parties, or to both as parties. We said, though we had used mediation in the hope of full resolution at this time, we must now have answer in common. Advised that they should send this new answer in writing to the French ambassadors; but he said they would not do them that honor. Sent it, therefore, ourselves, thinking it best to know their objections beforehand. Report further conversation with Buclans. Lee, finally, to ascertain if the Emperor was writing his mind about Milan, asked him apart if his Majesty would now write to the King, Wolsey, and Don Inigo. He said Yes, to all. "I then said to him, what shall the King's highness and my lord Cardinal's grace say or think that by my letters afore hath understond how hot you were, and now so cold. Afore you would have sent, yea, and moreover you said did send, all resolution without consult; and now so gently required and so softly handled, you send no resolution but these general demands." He said if the King wished to see what he could do in these demands, he might write; "and yet I tell you," he added, "you have wounded the Emperor's heart somewhat because you make yourself party with the Frenchmen; and I doubt now whether he will anything write to Don Inigo of that I told you of the duchy of Milan or not." But he might write to Wolsey that Buclans would promote the matter, and desired to know his pleasure. Lee said he would write no such thing but upon better grounds, and that they had no cause "to stomach anything." He half sighed at Lee's words, evidently regretting the breach of the marriage. Has got Buclans to promise that if the Emperor write about the matter to Don Inigo he will show it to Lee.
Noted two things in what the Emperor told us: 1, that he would have taken no notice of the French demands but for the King and Wolsey; and 2, that he will concede nothing above the treaty of Madrid.
Went to court with the French ambassadors on the 20th, and had a common answer containing in the end these words in answer to our petition:—"and moreover, as touching the king of England's debts, we be all ready to pay them." Some discussion of old quarrels then occurred with the French, which we put an end to. Nassau told Tarbes that if the Emperor were handled gently, he was never more inclined to peace than now. Think there will be little sticking, except at Milan, and the ready payment of 2,000,000.
After this De Buclans took Lee apart, and said he saw the French would be glad to leave England, and adhere to them. Perhaps De Tarbes has uttered to them apart the words of the 4th instruction, which they feared to show to us, as mentioned in the common letters of the 17th July. Buclans has just informed him that the Emperor is now writing to Don Inigo. "Touching Milan he now despatcheth a post into France, but no further." Valladolid, 21 July 1527. Signed.
Pp. 13. Add. Endd.
21 July.
Vesp. C. IV.
B. M.
3287. LEE to [HENRY VIII.]
Wrote briefly on the 17th of all occurrences since the arrival of Poyntz. We have since pressed the Emperor for reformation of his demands; but he has only put in a clause at the end, that if the King think he should abate any of them, he will do more for him than for any prince. Buclans says many things are put in demands here only pro formâ, "as one touching your Highness, which we utterly refused." They took it "egrelie" at this time, that, after the French had consented to our receiving answer for both, we let them insist on its being given to us jointly, so that they take us now for parties instead of mediators. They declare if the King will let them alone they will do well enough with the French king. The Emperor has written about a marriage between the duke of Richmond and the daughter of Portugal. I have written to my lord Legate of our conversations about Milan with the Secretary. Thinks, if well handled, it might come to pass. On the 20th we had answer given to us jointly. The Emperor insinuates that they do not expect all they demand, "but that much shall stand in the hands of your Highness." Valladolid, 21 July 1527.
Hol., pp. 2.
21 [July].
Cal. E. III. 24.
B. M.
3288. SANDYS to [WOLSEY].
* * * "... they do send unto Calais for ... and intention the bishop of Bayonne ... woll ensue the same. And the said capita[in] ... that the countye Briane shall meet ni[gh] ... at St. Inglebert with the men of arms ... of Lorrain at Marguyson. And it may p ... already sent unto St. Omer's and to ... is none other company but as always hath ... And tomorrow in the morning I woll dis ... Borders, and attend upon your Grace before your g[oing] ... with Monsieur de Briane." Guisnes, Sunday, 21 day of ... Signed.
P. 1, mutilated.
[22 July.]
R. O.
"Sir, it may like your Highness [to be advertised that,] ensuing the effect of my [last letters, I arrived here this] Monday, albeit the same was [very wet and] stormy, with continual wind and ... [On my] journey towards Boleyn ... at Sandingfeld ... [I was met by the] lieutenant of Picardy w ... of the same, having a band ... thousand horsemen right ... meet me, where the same lieutenant ... the French king's horse with ... congratulations of myn arriv[al] ... himself with his compa[ny] ... ready and prone to do such s[ervice] ... them unto from place to place ... repaire to their mastres pres[ence] ... selfes so bounden to do, forasmoche [as your Highness was] the prince that thair master was [most obliged and] indebtede unto, reputing your [Highness to be the] chieff and only cause of his [redemption out of his] captivite, to the ... that I had also interponed my ... and help towards your Highness ... I was not only to them but [to all other their master's] subjects right hertely welcome ... [after] answer made and thankes ... [we] passed forth in our journey the s ... on our left hande towardes the parties of Flaunders ... the cardinal of Loreyn with th'Archbishop ... [with] vj. bishops and diverse other prelates and [nobles] encountred with me, who after semblable [congratulations] and offres made on the Frenche kinges behalve [conducted us] to Boleyn wher the shot of thair artillary ... at myn entre mett with us and [conducte]d us to Our Lady Churche, from whens (after [mak]ing of my offringes and prayers for your noble [and pros]perous astate) I, being accompanyed withe the [said Ca]rdinall and nobles, was brought unto my lodeging, [where] the mayor of the town and his bredern presented unto [m]e wyne, wax, conyes and capons, with as good [and] herty wordes as coude be imagined.
"[There] were in the said town iij. goodly pagentes devised, [one] at the first entre into the same, another in [the] market place, and the third nigh to Our Lady Churche, the storyes wherof, though I can not by thise my lettres so hastely despatched describe unto your Highness, yet I beseche the same not to impute it to my necligence, but oonly to th'obstinacy of my mule, whiche by the [terri]ble noyse of the goneshot was driven to suche a malyncoly that I had inogh to do to kepe my self opon her bak; wherby I had no commodite to [hear]e or beholde advisedly anything that was [done]; nevertheles I perceyved that th'effecte of all [three] pagentes tended towardes the universail peax ... and restitucion of the Pope, and the Holly See Apostolique, to thair [primitive] dignite, which undoubtedly [will come to pass by the] fast conjunccion of your Majeste [and the French king; for] th'advauncement wherof the ... myself unworthy therun[to] ... and mynistre, trusting b ..." * * * Boleyn, this Monday ... Signed.
Pp. 3. Address lost by mutilation ? Endd.
* This document is in great part illegible from damp, and is partly mutilated.
22 [July.]
Vesp. C. IV.
B. M.
The Emperor sent Buclans to me (Lee) after the dispatch of my servant, desiring that some one might be sent after him. He wished Lee to inform Wolsey, who, he hears, has arrived in France, that he had just received letters from his ambassador there, stating that a great personage had asked him to write to the Emperor to come to terms; that Francis had entered league with England, which Wolsey had come to confirm, but as the treaty was injurious to Francis he was putting off meeting with him till he heard from De Tarbes, as he would fain do somewhat with the Emperor first. He said Wolsey might be assured he would not be swayed by their craft to do anything without the consent of England. Valladolid, the 22nd. Signed.
Hol., p. 1. Cipher deciphered by Tuke.
22 July.
Vit. B. IX. 127.
B. M.
It is the object of the Imperialists to bring over to their views the king of England, or at all events separate him from France, and therefore they have no thoughts of peace, whatever they pretend, or whatever conditions be offered them. They think the union between France and England will not last. The French seem to be very anxious for peace, and in all conferences with the Imperialists that some handle should be given by which they or we might renew the colloquy with them. They urge us to do this as of ourselves, showing that they are anxious for a treaty of peace; on which account they offered by Avemaria 3,000,000. The Emperor told us that he had little trust in it until the bishop of Tarbe, wishing to clear his master of it, did, in fact, prove it. For, finding the friar in his house, he bade him tell us what instructions he had received; and he, beginning at the close and not at the commencement of his commission, said that Lautrec at the friar's departure had ordered him not to spare money for the liberation of the [French king's] children; that he had offered 1,000,000. I know well that never less than 1,000,000 was offered, and I suspect that it was increased by a million. I guess as much from the Emperor's hint, and that it was proposed to pay by instalments. Doubtless Wolsey knows the certainty of the matter. Good authorities think that the envoy sent by the Emperor has no commission to liberate the Pope, and what is given out here is done only to stop people's mouths. It is rumored that your Reverence is going into France to separate the Church of England and of France from the Roman, not merely during the captivity of the Pope and to effect his liberation, but for a perpetual division.
Lat., mutilated, pp. 2.
Vesp. C. IV.
B. M.
2. Duplicate of the preceding, partly in cipher, undeciphered.
Headed: "Dupplicata sub die 22 Julii 1527."
22 July. 3292. For ST. MARY'S, COVENTRY.
Congé d'élire to the sub-prior and convent on resignation of John Webbe, prior. Westm., 2 July. (fn. 1)
Pat. 19 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 6.
P. S. b. 2. Petition for the above, dated 22 July 1527.
R. O.
Rym. XIV. 202.
3293. FRANCIS I.
Commission of Francis I., empowering cardinal Wolsey to pardon and set at liberty, in the towns that he passes by, such prisoners as he shall please, under his own letters patent, except in cases of treason, murder, rape, forgery, and similar crimes. St. Denis,—July 1527.
24 July.
R. O.
St. P. I. 221.
Has arrived at Montreuil. Was met by a secretary, and saluted; and, on entering the town, the prior of the White Friars made an oration in Latin. Refers, for particulars, to Master Stevens' (Gardiner) letter to Master Secretary. The French king has given him licence to set prisoners at liberty on his journey, and all are well pleased at his arrival. Montreuil, in the morning, 24 July. Signed.
In Gardiner's hand. Add.
24 July.
R. O.
St. P. I. 223.
Although he is weary with his journey from Montreuil, being 30 miles, thinks it right to advertise the King of the news. Was met two miles from Abbeville by the mayor, whose secretary made an oration; then by the justices, who were likewise prepared with an oration. Describes the military retainers, trumpeters, processions, &c.
Has used all diligence to reach the French king's presence; and hears from Joachim that Francis and my Lady will leave Paris for Amiens Saturday next. The King has been compelled to be at Paris for the attainder of Bourbon's lands. Expects to meet with the King on Wednesday. Gregory Cassalis is at the French court, from whom we expect news about Rome. Abbeville, 24 July. Signed.
In Gardiner's hand. Add.
24 July.
Vit. B. IX. 137.
B. M.
Was much affected by his letters about the taking of Rome. Hopes, however, that a remedy will be brought about by the ardent desire of the kings and people of France and England. Consultation about the matter will be deferred until Wolsey's arrival here. Paris, 24 July 1527. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2.
24 [July].
Cal. D. X. 118.
B. M.
3297. [CLERK, &c. to WOLSEY.]
* * * "... sed your Grace shitens ... of Bath was because that Monsr. Hog ... me that he had advertised your Grace of all such [news as was] worth the writing, and also such letters as your G[race] ..."
Has been several times at the court, and told the Great Master and Chancellor of the great train that Wolsey has, desiring them [to consider] the great expence, and the delay in concluding what he came for. They have always answered, for the last 12 days, that the King will set out in three or four days. Today, the 24th, spoke to the King, who said that he should start on Saturday next, 27 July, and hoped to be at Amiens in fou[r days]. Spoke also of the [affairs] of Italy, of which Mr. Gregory (Casale) had advertised us. He liked the news very well, praising Gregory for the good order he had taken in divers places, and for his reports. Asked the Great Master why Lautrec had got no further in his journey; [whether] the cause was "that the S[wiss] were not in arediness or not. He answered [that] ... they were ready, and that Mons. de ... Lyons the x .. th day * * * ... ghtes ... he made me answer that Mons. ... pose, and should be with him in time. He h ... 13 days, and yet I can not here of certainty ... for what consideration he tarrieth. I can not as yet ... I perceive well that they make but slow diligence of so ... affairs as these be." Hears that Joachim will leave the court to go towards Wolsey on Thursday the 25th. Sends letters from Spain for Wolsey and Tuke, received this Wednesday between three and four o'clock. Paris, 24 [July], 8 p.m.
Pp. 2, mutilated. Add.: To my lord Legate's grace.
24 July.
R. O.
Has had news from the bp. of Tarbes. That he may know what his and the English ambassadors are doing, sends the sieur De Vaulx, the bearer, with the articles offered by the Emperor, which are so unjust and unreasonable that he is sure the King will not accept them, nor advise Francis to do so. If they had not referred the moderation of them to Henry, would have written to his ambassadors to declare war. Begs him to attend to it, as without his intervention there is more chance of war than peace. Desires credence for De Vaux. Paris, 24 July. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A Mons. le cardinal d'Yort.
24 July.
[Cal. E. I. II. ?]
I. 204.
B. M.
In order to learn his news, and inform him of the day of his departure, sends him the sieur De Vaulx. Paris, 24 July.
Hol., Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add.: "A Mons. le card. d'Yort, mon bon amy."
R. O. 3300. [WOLSEY to FRANCIS I.]
Cannot express how much he is bound to his Majesty for sending him letters and honorable persons to let him know of his prosperous estate and good speed in his journey. Has come to his realm only to accomplish his desire, but cannot repress his great anxiety to behold his person, thinking every day a year till he see him,—as the bearer, sieur La Rocheport, will inform him.
Has been much comforted to hear of her convalescence, and also that he is to be permitted to visit her.
Draft, p. 1.
25 July.
R. O.
Hears from the duke of Richmond's council that the Duke's servant Vaughan is sick of the great pox, and has delivered in his coat of my said Lord's livery. Requests that the place be given to his servant, Constable, the bearer, whom they promised to admit if Wolsey write in his favor. Hunsdon, 25 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate.
25 July.
R. O.
Pocock's Re-
cords of the
Reform., I. 11.
Has forborne to write before, because he would more clearly consider "the effectuous manner of some things, before that I shall write." The King, the Queen and the Princess are in good health; the whole court in quietness, without fear of disease. "The great matter is in very good train, good countenance, much better than was, in mine opinion; less suspicion, or little; the merry vissage is returned, not less than was wont. The other party, as your Grace knoweth, lacketh no wit, and so sheweth highly in this matter." Will inform you if I perceive otherwise. The King left Hunsdon for Beaulieu on the 23rd; and though he was ready to depart by a good space, he tarried for the Queen, and so they rode forth together. Beaulieu, 25 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate's grace.
26 July.
Burney MS.
354, f. 2.
B. M.
Has appointed commissioners to take a declaration on oath of the values of the spiritualty and temporalty in his diocese, and orders him to appoint priests to take the oaths at the places where they sit. Those who refuse will be subject to ecclesiastical censure. The form of the oath is annexed. Westm., 26 July 19 Hen. VIII.
Lat., copy, p. 1.
26 July.
R. O.
According to your letter, dated Calais, 17th inst., spoke to the King about the right which you claim as Chancellor to the patronage of all benefices in those parts, showing that it appears by records in the Chancery that all the said benefices have always belonged to the Chancellor for the time being, and reminding him that, although you have twice or thrice given the benefices of Froyton and "your" Lady Church in Calais without contradiction, you presented the confessor of his household to the benefice of Froyton, causing the incumbent, your chaplain, to resign, for the accomplishment of the King's wish; and finally asking that your chaplain, whom you have presented to "your" Lady Church, may retain that benefice. To this he answered that Sir John Daunce and Mr. Hales, who have lately returned to this country from surveying his lands there, report that they found by record that the King is sole patron there, and that the Chancellor's privileges do not extend to the benefices in the marches of Calais and Guisnes. This report, previously made to you, you reported to him, "which he did never know before, but then first by your relation, adding thereunto, whereof I marvelled, that his Highness was not only patron but also curate;" and these being his rights, he is surprised that, without asking his pleasure, you should attempt to give away the said benefices, considering that you have formerly defended his title against all others; and his opinion of you is that you would rather yield part of what is due to your office than wittingly attempt anything against his prerogative which might be a precedent to your successors. As you have caused the incumbent of Froyton to resign in favor of Mr. John Crayford, his confessor, if you can show that the patronage belongs to you, he thanks you most heartily for doing so; and although he doubts not that the gift of "your" Lady Church belongs to him, he would not refuse it if you wanted it for any of your chaplains; but since you do not ask for it, and say that the incumbent cannot be honorably removed, he is content that he should retain it as his gift, and, in recompence, your Grace must give to the clerk of his closet, according to your writings, the next vacant benefice of equal worth in your gift. Bewlewe, 26 July.
Hol., pp. 5. Add.: To my lord Legate's good grace.
R. O.
The bearer is the person for whom Cromwell gave the "absolision" of Dr. Allen. He is in as bad case as ever, because Mr. Hussey, Dr. Allen's servant, was his proctor, and unkindly deceived him. Asks Cromwell to speak for him to Dr. Allen. He shall have a "rioll," not as a condign reward, but the person can afford no more. Bristow, the last Friday in July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the right worshipful Mr. Cromwell, before the Friers Austens in London.
27 July.
Vesp. F. III.
B. M.
Has received his two letters, dated Boulogne 22nd, and Montreuil 23rd, relative to the reception of the cardinal of York since he entered France, and the honorable propositions he made to Lorraine, showing his wish for the prosperity of Francis, and for perpetual peace between the two realms. Wishes him to be thanked for this, and thanks Lorraine for the trouble he has taken in receiving him. Desires him to entertain him at Abbeville, and show him all the recreation he can, until Francis comes thither. Will meantime send letters to Lorraine daily, that he may know when he will be at Amiens, and bring the Cardinal to meet him there. Intends to leave for Amiens tomorrow. Writes to the conte De Bryenne to remain with the cardinal of Lorraine, and to retain the gentlemen of Picardy with him, Expects that the sieur De Vaulx has arrived there since Lorraine wrote, and he will have explained to Wolsey what the King has heard from his ambassadors in Spain. Paris, Saturday, 27 July.
In Francis's hand: Will not fail to start tomorrow morning, and will make a quick journey, as he wishes to see Wolsey. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
27 July.
Vit. B. IX. 128.
B. M.
Decision by John Cocks, canon of Salisbury, the archdeacon of London, and Miles Spencer, canon of York, in a cause of appropriation between James Cliff, warden of St. Boniface's College, Bunbury, and John Alen, Wolsey's commissary, revoking a previous sentence against Cliff, and allowing his appeal against it to the Pope. St. Paul's, London, 27 July 1527, 4 Clement VII.
Sealed by John Darrell, official of the archdeacon of London. Witnesses: Richard Gwente, advocate of the Court, Thomas Harpar, of Worcester dioc., and Thomas Shadwall, of Coventry and Lichfield dioc., notaries public.
Written and attested by John Heringe, of Hereford dioc., notary public.
Lat., copy, pp. 4; slightly mutilated.
28 July.
Vit. B. IX. 139.
B. M.
Peter à Verey, his chamberlain, has been sent to the Pope to make excuses for what has happened at Rome contrary to the Emperor's will, and to try to restore the ancient friendship. Has received the Cardinal's letters. Has already proved his devotion to the Holy See. No person of sense can blame him for the occurrences at Rome, but they must be ascribed to those who have seduced the Pope, by false promises and by terror, to take arms against the Emperor, his protector, to break the truce with Don Hugo de Moncada, and occupy the kingdom of Naples, which excited the army to attack the city without orders from the Emperor. Hopes, when the enemy have been prostrated, to restore the dignity of the See.
Desires credence for James Jerome. Valladolid, 28 July 1527.
Lat., pp. 4, copy by Vannes.
28 July.
Calig. D. X.
B. M.
3309. [CLERK, &c. to WOLSEY.]
* * * "being the 18th day of ... within four days after purposed to be at Amyens ... On Friday last past, I went on hunting with [him, when I] put him in remembrance of his said promise, saying th[at I told] your Grace [there]of accordingly; who then p[resent]ly an[swered] that, God willing, he would so do. Notwithstand[ing, yesterday] morning, being Saturday, I eftsoons repaired to him for [the purpose] of his setting forwards, who then showed me th[at he could in] nowise depart that day, for such great matters as he th ... within his Parliament, concerning the late duke of Bu[rbon, which] needs must be finished before his departing from [P]a[ris] ... A great number of nobles and councillors be yet here [met] for the same purpose, and at my th[ink]ing before his ma ... desired by the Great Master to go with him to the said Parliament ... were no more ambassadors, and the ambassadors of Ve[nice] ... advertise your Grace what was ... done is not worth the writing ... This day the King, with my Lady his mother and a great [train] of other nobles, arrived there at viij. of [the clock] in [the evening]. After his s ... I went unto * * * [The King] intendeth ... [to] go to Shantely, a place of the sieur Memoraun[cy, where he] intendeth to hunt, and there to lie th ... [to] come ... bremont, and so taking * * * ... dinner and supper, he sitteth on h ... quysshion laid on his same bed. [I told him, it is n]other good for him to hunt, nor to strain himself. [He made] me answer that he feeleth no pain when his fo[ot is in the] stirrup, but he cannot leap on horseback unless he be [lifted]." Luzars, Sunday, 28 July, 12 at night.
Mutilated and defaced.
29 July.
R. O.
St. P. I. 225.
Received letters from the ambassadors in Spain, with a schedule of the Emperor's demands. Sends copies with marginal comments. Although the demands are very high, beyond what the King deemed convenient, thinks that, as he is willing to modify them at Henry's request, some good may ensue, and is not sorry that they bear "a visage of some difficulty" until the Cardinal has concluded what he has to do with the French king. From what he has seen is in hope that the King's matter shall pass with Francis, for which he has made the best speed he could; but Francis desires to meet him at Amiens, where he cannot be before Thursday, in consequence of his mother's illness. Points out the dangers likely to ensue from the intentions of the Emperor to draw the Pope into Spain. To prevent this he has urged the French king to set forth his fleet under Andrea Doria, and purposes to write to the Pope pointing out the dangers that are likely to ensue.
Has had a long talk with Gregory Casale of the lamentable affairs at Rome, and thinks that the Pope's letter to the King, written with his own hand, will stir up his zeal in the Church's cause. Has received by Casale similar letters of the Pope and of the Cardinals in captivity, and is so moved with sorrow that he is ready to shed his life and blood in their behalf. Commends Casale for his conduct, and intends to make him commissary of the foot to be sent to Italy. Has practised with the marquis of Mantua "to come into the parties of the League." Thinks the Venetian ambassador should be spoken to, that the Signory may be made more diligent. Is extremely well entertained, but finds in all the towns great dearth, misery and poverty, and very ill lodging, very inferior to those in England. Sends a decipher of the bishop of Worcester's letters, by which the King will see that the Emperor wishes to sow suspicion between France and England. Abbeville, 29 July. Signed.
In Gardiner's hand. Add. Endd.
29 July.
R. O.
St. P. I. 230.
"Daily and hourly musing, and thinking on your Grace's great and secret affair, and how the same may come to good effect and desired end, as well for the deliverance of your Grace out of the thrauld, pensive and dolorous life that the same is in, as for the continuance of your health, &c.," I consider that the Pope's consent must be gained in case the Queen should decline my jurisdiction, or the approbation of the Cardinals be had. For the first the Pope's deliverance will be necessary, for the other the convocation of the Cardinals in France. The Pope's deliverance cannot be accomplished except by a peace between the Emperor and the French king, which is not likely, considering the high demands of the former; but I will endeavor to see what can be done in this matter. If the Pope were delivered, I doubt not he would be easily induced to do everything to your satisfaction.
The Cardinals can meet at no place except at Avignon, whither I propose to repair to devise with them for the government of the Church during the Pope's captivity, "which shall be a good ground and fundament for the effectual execution of your Grace's secret affair." As I shall then be within 100 miles of Perpignan,—a commodious place to treat with the Emperor,—I think it would be desirable that a meeting should be held between him, the French king's mother and me; and in the event of the Emperor persisting in unreasonable demands, I, and the rest of the Cardinals in France, may then make declaration that we will not be bound by anything the Pope may do in his captivity. Though I have devised this "for the advancement of your particular affair," being ready and prone to do all things that may confer thereunto, it is not my intention that this meeting with the Emperor shall take place unless I am constrained to go to Avignon. Abbeville, 29 July. Signed.
In Gardiner's hand. Add. Endd.
Vit. B. IX. 146.
B. M.
Burnet, VI. 19.
2. Part draft of the same, with considerable variations; corrected by Wolsey.
29 July. 3312. CHARLES V. to DON INIGO DE MENDOZA. (fn. 2)
We have duly received your despatches of the 13 July, and at the same time the letter of the Queen our aunt, of which Francis Phillips was the bearer. He, in virtue of his credence, has told me in substance what we already knew by your letters, respecting the affairs of the said Queen. You may well imagine how sorry we were to hear of so scandalous a proceeding as the one in contemplation, one of such bad consequences, and from which so many evils are sure to originate, besides occurring at such a time and in so unfavorable a conjuncture. It is, however, our intention not to be in fault with the Queen our aunt, but, on the contrary, to do everything in our power on her behalf.
To this end, it seems to us, as a commencement of remedy to the impending evil, that the affair ought to be treated at first with all possible moderation, and by means of kind remonstrances. We have, accordingly, written a letter to the King in our own hand, begging that he will place full credit and reliance in whatever you may have to communicate to him on this affair; and we also send you a copy of the said letter of credence, that you may judge yourself of its contents.
You will inform the King how, through yourself, or in any other way you may deem more fitting and appropriate for the occasion, we have had cognizance of the actual state of things between his serenity the King and the Queen, his wife and our aunt. How, immediately after the receipt of such intelligence, we took up pen, and wrote to him the inclosed letter in our own hand, without communicating its import to any member of our Privy Council and others, or asking their advice upon it, as the matter is of such nature and importance.
You will further tell the King that, in order better to keep secret the contents of our letter to him, we have abstained from sending to him one of the gentlemen of our chamber, as we at first thought of doing; and that, foreseeing that this dispatch, as well as our private letter to him, must needs go by land, we have, with infinite trouble to ourselves, put the same in cipher, difficult and intricate as you know it to be.
That, knowing her great virtues, his good and righteous intentions, and the perfect love he has always borne towards us and our affairs, we cannot in any manner be persuaded to believe in so strange a determination on the part of his Serenity, and one which is calculated to astonish the whole world, were it to be carried into effect. In fact, we do not believe it possible, considering the good qualities of his Serenity and of the Queen his wife, the honorable peace in which they have lived together for such a number of years, as is notorious throughout the Christian world; the Queen herself being so good and virtuous, loving the King as she does, having always conducted herself towards him in the most irreproachable manner, and being of such high royal blood. To which we may add that, having so genteel a Princess for their daughter, it is not to be presumed that his Serenity the King would consent to have her and her mother dishonored, a thing in itself so unreasonable that there is no example of it in ancient or modern history.
For even if it were right and allowable to say or think—which is by no means so—that the Pope could not dispense in this marriage, and even supposing the existence on that occasion of the motives alleged, or other causes and reasons still stronger of any kind whatsoever, of which there is none, to procure such a scandalous dissolution of the match, it would be a far better and more honorable proceeding to keep the matter secret, and work out its remedy, if necessary, though we again say that such motives and reasons do not and cannot exist.
Nor is it likely that such innovations proceed from his Serenity, but from persons who bear ill-will towards the Queen and ourselves, and who care not what evils and disasters may spring therefrom. For, as we have no doubt that you will be able to show and prove to the King, the present affair is one in which several princes of Christendom are deeply concerned, and which in future times may prove to be the cause of great troubles and dissensions among them; some maintaining that the Princess his daughter, after the King's death, is legitimate and true heir to his crown; whilst others may say that the king of Scotland, by his mother's right, ought to succeed to the throne of England; besides which, other political questions connected with the above might give rise in England to everlasting feuds and partialities.
You are, therefore, to entreat his Serenity, in our name, well to consider and ponder the whole matter, and to call his especial attention to the three following points:—1st, to take in good part what we tell him in a friendly way, and to believe that in thus addressing him we have only said what we knew to be most advantageous to himself and to us. 2nd, that he may be pleased, for the honor and service of God, to put an end and remedy to so scandalous an affair. 3rd, that he may also be pleased to treat it with such secrecy and reserve as is needed in a case of this sort, and which concerns alike him and ourselves, a precaution and warning which the King, in his great prudence and discretion, is sure to duly appreciate. And you are also to promise, in our name, that whatever measures may be required to ensure the said secrecy we are ready to take, out of perfect love for him, and for the said Queen our aunt, and for the Princess their daughter, and for the whole kingdom of England.
A duplicate of this dispatch shall be forwarded to you by sea, and at the same time Francis Phillips shall return to England. He shall, moreover, be the bearer of a letter of ours to the Queen our aunt, to whom you may, as soon as possible, communicate the contents of this dispatch in the manner that you think most proper for her tranquillity and satisfaction, giving her at the same time such advice as may console her in her present affliction.
Besides the above-mentioned provisions, and in the event of the Queen not deriving any benefit in her case from the appellation, we have presently written a letter to our viceroy of Naples, informing him at full of the quality and circumstances of the case, and commanding him to obtain secretly, and in the best manner possible, from his Holiness, a letter or brief wherein, in the mildest terms and with licit exhortations, he may persuade the King and his ministers to put a stop to the evils which must necessarily arise out of so scandalous a business. And we ourselves have also written to his Holiness, through another channel, respecting this ugly affair, entreating him to revoke the legatine power conferred on the cardinal of England, or, if he should deem it more advisable, to command by sentence that neither the said Cardinal nor any other ecclesiastic of England, of whatever rank or dignity he may be, take cognizance of the said affair, he (the Cardinal) being suspected of ill-will towards the Queen our aunt; but, on the contrary, the case to be brought forward at Rome before his Holiness and the Sacred College of Cardinals, there to be tried and judged by them.
A duplicate of his Holiness's resolution in this matter shall be addressed to you, by way of Germany, with all possible secrecy; and you may show it to the King as emanating from the Pope proprio motu, and by reason of his pastoral dignity.
For your better information in this affair we send this by the general of the Order of St. Francis, with whom, and with our Viceroy at Naples, you may correspond by means of your own cipher, to which they both have a key.
True it is that we would very much prefer, were it possible, to attend to the remedy of this present evil secretly, rather than bring it to such scandalous evidence; and yet, if no other means be left, we cannot but do everything in our power to assist the Queen our aunt.
We have likewise written to the Cardinal the enclosed in our own hand, which you can forward to him if required, or else keep it by you until his return (from France). If you decide upon having it sent to him, let it be secretly, and through some person deserving all your confidence. Valladolid, 29 July 1527.
30 July.
Gal. B. IX. 60.
B. M.
Yesterday, at 5 p.m., delivered Wolsey's letters to my lady Margaret, in presence of my lord of Rawysteyn, Mons. de Hoeghstrat, the president of the council of Machlyng, the Treasurer, the Receiver-General, the Audiencer and other lords of the Privy Council. When the letters had been read she took him aside to hear his credence, to which she answered in these words:—"Mons. l'Embassadeur, sertys je suys fort rejoyy et byen aysse de savoyer la bonne et sayne intens[ion] de Mons. le Legat; et quant à moy, de ma [part], pour tout ce que le comun woyx povoyt cha[nter] ou dyre, je ne me desconfyoy james que le R[oy] ne mondit sieur le Legat vouldroyent deffaire ny rompre les bonnes et vyeux aliansses de luers anssiens et assures amys pour tenyr la part d'ung aultre luer advers et anssiene ennemy novellement reconsillé ne sa quytte de sa foy ne promesse comme il est tenu de ferre. Je dyroy encore quelque chose davantage, mes je tyens Monsieur le Legat sy descret et sy sage qu'il cet (sçait) tres bien ce qu'il doyt fayre ou commensser. Et pour myeux fere mon devoyr je escryveray à sa bonne grace laquel vous ly envoyeres le plus tost que vous poures." Sends her letter with this by a servant of his own for safety.
Dined yesterday with Hoghestrat. After dinner he asked what we thought of Wolsey's going into France ? Said that, as far as he could judge, Wolsey's intent was entirely for the good of Christendom, to promote peace and union, and no man could thank him enough for his sincerity and great labour. To which Hoghestrat answered: "Sertys, Mons. l'Embassadeur, vous parles de bonne et cordiale affectyon, je pry a Dyeu que anssy soyt come vous dyttys et quydes, car aultrement je vous promes que les afferes ne ce porteryent sy byen comme acquunes quydent que feryent, et vous sertefye que à ceste foys ung verra et cognostera le sawoyer et intendement le bon woulloyer ou aultrement de Mons. le Legat;"—meaning that if we break with the Emperor, we shall repent it as soon as they. Hopes that we shall keep peace with our neighbours, and do some good works in Italy.
Some men in authority here have said that we have broken the intercourse by preventing our merchants at Calais from coming into these parts. Said that every man of these countries may resort to Calais, and trade there as freely as our merchants may do here; the King intends to amend his own town and subjects, but the intercourse will not be restrained, except by their own fault. Hoghestrat said he had news from Rome that the Emperor is master of most part of Italy; that the prince of Orange, at his leaving Rome, rode with a naked sword in one hand, and a burning torch in the other, to signify his intended treatment of all towns that will not obey the Emperor. If so, should not be surprised at the old proverb coming true:—"Hy mynd with prid wyll hawe a fall, and wot not howsoever yt sall." He said also that the castle of St. Angelo is kept by 500 Spaniards and 300 Dutchmen, and that Mons. della Motte is holding Rome with 7,000 men; that Lautrec will not pass the frontiers of France, and the Swiss who were coming to him through Savoy have turned back; that the Pope has offered, for his ransom and that of divers cardinals, 400,000 ducats and certain towns; and posts have been sent to Spain to know the Emperor's mind. Gant, 30 July 1527.
The Lady Margaret told him as a great secret that she heard for certain, that before Wolsey left England, there was great speech of a separation of marriage done or in treating to be done between the King and the Queen, and asked Hacket if he had heard of it. Said, "No," and told the truth. Perceives that my Lady, for this cause and others, would fain speak with Wolsey before he returns home. Asks if he shall write to the King in Wolsey's absence. Some here say they are [not] sorry for the Pope's misfortune, and think that God has punished him for defying the Emperor in a rightful quarrel and taking the French king's part in a wrong one, and also for dispensing the French king to perjure himself, when he might as well have induced him to keep his promise. Every man here has his tongue at liberty. Sends to the Secretary, Master Deyr, the ciphers in this letter, lest Wolsey should not have his cipher, in consequence of Tuke's absence.
Hol., pp. 6. Add.: [To my lord Legate]s good [grace].
[Cal. E.I.II.?]
I. 186.
B. M.
Sends the sieur De Rochepot to him till he has the pleasure of seeing him.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.: [A] Mons. le Cardynal [dY]ort, mon bon amy.
[Cal. E.I.II.?]
I. 195.
B. M.
Has received his letter by Rochepot. In anticipation of their meeting, has sent the sieur de [H]umyeres (Brinon), chamberlain in ordinary, the bearer, to tell him of their journey, and the desire he has to meet him. Madame is unwell, and cannot write herself.
Hol., Fr., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: A Mons. le Cardinal d'Yort.
30 July.
Vesp. C. IV.
B. M.
Will understand what has occurred since their last letters, by Bartholomew, the Almoner's servant. Valladolid, 30 July 1527.
Hol., Lat., p. 1.
31 July.
R. O.
St. P. I. 233.
As the king of France has chafed his leg, and brings with him his mother, the queen of Navarre, and lady Renée, he has sent Rochepot to say it will be Friday or Saturday before he can reach Amiens. He will not allow me to repair to him elsewhere, much to my discomfort. I have received letters from Spain, of 21 July, including five articles, among them a blind proposal to marry the duke of Richmond to the daughter of Portugal, with gift of the duchy of Milan. Sends the bishop of Worcester's letter. Abbeville, the last of July. Signed.
Add. Endd.
31 July.
R. O.
The King intends to go to Hennyngham on Tuesday week, for two or three days, and then return hither. He will start for Greenwich on Aug. 27, hunting in Waltham Forest and thereabouts till near Holyrood Day. He will stay near Greenwich till Wolsey comes home.
The King is keeping a very great and expensive house, for there are lodged here the duke of Norfolk and his wife, the duke of Suffolk, the marquis of Exeter, the earls of Oxford, Essex and Rutland, viscounts Fitzwalter and Rocheford, both the ladies of Oxford, and others. He and the other officers intended to have reduced the expences this summer, but he does not see how it can be done. The King is merry and in good health, and hunts daily. He usually sups in his privy chamber with the dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, the marquis of Exeter and lord Rocheford. Beaulieu, 31 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace.
31 July.
Vesp. C. IV.
B. M.
According to Wolsey's commands, visited the general of the Franciscans, who had been closeted four hours with the Emperor. He told me that nothing was more annoying to the Emperor than that in our proposals nothing was said of the marriage with lady Eleanor; and he would make no agreement without it. He further said that the success of the negociation depended chiefly upon the King and your Grace. He lamented the sack of Rome, endeavored to excuse the Emperor, and spoke of truce with a view to peace. After this was visited by Ave Maria, who excused himself for what he had said to us in the presence of Tarbes, that he had offered to the Emperor 1,000,000, and he now told us that he offered the same sum in addition to the 2,000,000 offered for the Viceroy. He had no written commands for this. I, the Almoner, have stated already that Francis is satisfied that the King and the duke of Savoy be judge in this matter. The French ambassadors begged our assistance. We said we had already made our offers, and had no further instructions. Tarbes told us that he had a secret commission; which we wonder he did not tell us of before, as we had assured the Emperor we had no others. They have entered into secret practice with La Chaulte, Nassau, then with the Emperor and Buklance, without having communicated with us. The Emperor said he had received no satisfactory proposals, and when he did he would let us know. They said they were invited to war. I enclose you the letters of Buklance, asserting that this is a mere sham. Details the Emperor's observations on the offers made him. Buklance said that whatever the French ambassador appeared to offer at the suggestion of our King they would continually offer him more, and more, and more, of themselves. He said that he had seen letters announcing that you had taken to the most Christian King 200,000 nobles.
We asked him when the Emperor was going to send a gentleman into England. We were very urgent for the liberation of the Pope. He said he did not know in what state the Pope was; that he had sent the lord Millwell, of his privy chamber, to assure the Pope he was a good son of the Church. All the ships in Biscay have been sequestrated.
Lat., pp. 4, in Vannes' hand. Headed: "Excerpta ex literis D. Wigorn., D. Ley et D. Poyntz S. Regis Angliæ apud Cæsarem oratores, die ultimo Julii datis."
31 July.
Vesp. C. IV.
B. M.
Visited the general of the Observants, whose arrival he has mentioned. Gives the substance of his conversation (the same as No. 3319). Ave Maria made the same report to Poyntz as to Lee, saying "They made me (meaning by the French ambassadors) to say afore you this other day I wot not what." Tarbes' proposal, as above. Did not think it necessary to send a courier, but De Tarbes says he knows more of the King's mind. Urged, as the sea was dangerous from the Moors, that it would be better to send a copy of Mons. Milewe's despatches by Salviati's messenger. Valladolid, 31 July 1527. Signed.
Pp. 6. In Lee's hand. Add. Endd.
31 July.
R. O.
Whether the practices between the Emperor and the French ambassador have any solid foundation, will not decide. Thinks that the Emperor would be glad to separate the kings of France and England, to throw difficulties in the way of Wolsey's negociations. The French ambassadors are very much set upon procuring the liberation of the children, and therefore are easily tempted by the Emperor's offers. The bishop of Tarbes is as credulous as the rest.
Hol., Lat., cipher, pp. 2.
Vesp. C. IV.
B. M.
2. Decipher of the above by Vannes.
Pp. 2. Headed: Ex literis D. Wigorn., die ultima Julii datis.
Vesp. C. IV.
B. M.
3322. SPAIN.
A note, apparently in the hand of Bouclans, to the English ambassadors, informing them that the Emperor will give them audience after dinner, about noon. He would have done it sooner, but for a similar request made by the French ambassadors, who asked leave to see the Dauphin and the d[uke of Orleans]. Whatever the French ambassadors shall do or say, the writer is ordered by the Emperor, out of the love he bears to the king of England, to communicate to the English ambassadors.
Fr., p. 1.
Cal. D. x. 418b.
B. M.
3323. _ to [WOLSEY].
"[Rme et] Ill. domine, domine mi obs[ervatissime] ... [D. v. R.] ac Ill literæ fuere in quibus ... magis quam quod intellexerim no ... et optatum anima mea vel minima max ... tia non modo ei perspecta explorataque esse ve ... [u]t dixi nunquam dubitaram, confirmari tamen m ... [c]um perenni ac locupleti literarum testimonio tum s ... et mihi ipsi gaudeo et Deo Opt. Max. reliquisque [Sanctis gratias vehe]menter ago, quibus volentibus atque ducentibus me ... quemadmodum jampridem institueram, nunc denique non ... vel luce ipsa clarius perspiciam. Quamobrem cala[mitates] ... temporibus quibus omnis propemodum nostra respublica ... scelere labefactata convulsaque conciderat, in tantis moles[tiarum undis] quibus opprimebatur animus, hoc uno perfruebar solat[io] ... mihi plane videor emolumenti adeptus, quod idoneam ... occasionem fuerim nactus cum D. V. R. convenie[ndi et] meum in eam studium ac debitam observantiam omnibus ... nibus sed externis etiam significandi quam quid ... terea quod optatissima acciderit, in maximis bo ... [quo]d autem cum nec locorum intervallo nec int ... vel scribendi vel animi mei * * *
The second page is so utterly illegible that no meaning can be extracted from it.
July./GRANTS. 3324. GRANTS in JULY 1527.
1. Commission of Gaol Delivery.
Northern Circuit: Sir Anth. Fitzherbert, Ric. Lyster, Tho. Stray. 1 July.—Pat. 19 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3d.
1. Walter Hendle. Licence to marry Margery widow of Tho. Cotton, s. and h. of Sir Rob. Cotton, deceased. Del. Westm., 1 July 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
2. Tho. duke of Norfolk. Custody of the possessions late of Sir Roger Newburgh, Sir John Marney and Christina late wife of Marney, during the minority of Katharine and Elizabeth ds. and hs. of Marney. Del. Westm., 2 July 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 3.
3. Wm. Fenthrutter. To be a gunner in the Tower, vice Symond Salvage, with 6d. a day. Del. Westm., 3 July 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
3. Henry Courteney marq. of Exeter, Tho. Maners earl of Rutland, Wm. lord Sandes, Giles Alyngton, Tho. Josselyn, John Tyrrell, Sir Giles Capell, Sir John Grene and John earl of Oxford. Pardon and release for entry on the manor of Henyngham, alias Hedyngham, and other places. Del. Westm., 3 July 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
3. Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam and Sir Anth. Browne. To be keepers of Byflete park, Surrey; on surrender of patent 23 Jan. 4 Hen. VIII., granting the same to John Wheler. Del. Westm., 3 July 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
3. Wm. Skevington. To be a gunner in the Tower, vice Hen. Pykeman, deceased, with 6d. a day.—S.B. Endd. Apud Windsor, 3 July 19 Hen. VIII.
5. Tho. Williams. Lease of lands in the manor of Kaerlion. Ric. Hache and David Watkyn are mentioned as late tenants. The extent and names of the parcels of land are described. Del. Westm., 5 July 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
5. Jane wife of John Pemberton, soldier of Calais. Pardon. Del. Westm., 5 July 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
6. Anth. Malery, Tho. Hutton, John Docwray and Edw. Brokett. Commission to make inquisition p.m. concerning the lands and heir of Anth. Hasylden, deceased. Westm., 6 July.—Pat. 19 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16d.
6. John Holder or Older, of London, vintner. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Rob. Wingfield. Windsor, 30 June 19 Hen. VIII. Del. Calais, 6 July.—P.S.
9. Geo. lord Hastyngs. Grant, in tail male, of the manor of Evyngton, Leic., forfeited by the attainder of Sir Wm. Stanley. Del. Westm., 9 July 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 7.
12. Tho. Awdeley, groom of the Chamber. Annuity of 20l. out of the subsidy and ulnage of the sale of cloth in Bristol and Gloucester. Windsor, 10 July 19 Hen. VIII. Del. Canterbury, 12 July.—P.S.
12. Tho. Horner and Isabella his wife. Lease of the lp. of Westharptre, Somst., parcel of the lands late of the earl of Huntingdon, with reservations, for 21 years; rent, 7l. 18s. 6d., and 10s. of increase. Del. Westm. 12 July 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B.—Vacated on surrender by John Bukland, having estate of the said lessees in the farm of the premise, as appears on the dorse of the patent among the King's writs, 33 Hen. VIII.—Pat. p. 1, m. 1.
14. Nich. Medcalf, S.T.P.. Sir John Fogge, Anth. Fissher, clk., and Tho. Porrege, yeoman. Next presentation to the church of ... Rumney (fn. 3) Kent. Del. Westm., 14 July 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 9.
17. Geo. earl of Shrewsbury and Francis Talbot his eldest son. To be one of the chamberlains of the Exchequer, and have power to appoint an usher and other officers; on surrender of patent 14 May 1 Hen. VIII., granting the office to the Earl alone. Del. Calais, 17 July 19 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Copy of the patent.—R.O.
17. Nich. Wykes. Licence to hold a market and two fairs at Durseley, Glouc. Hunnesdon, 17 July 19 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
20. John Santforde, yeoman usher of the Chamber. To be constable of the castle of Cragfergus, Ireland. Honnesdon, 17 July 19 Hen. VIII. Del. Calais, 20 July.—P.S.
26. Edm. Frese, of London, grocer. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Rob. Wingfield. Del. Calais, 26 July 19 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
29. John Hepburne, of London, cooper. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir Rob. Wingfield. Beaulye, 29 July 19 Hen. VIII.—P.S.


  • 1. Qy. 2nd Aug. ?
  • 2. For this extract I am indebted to don Pascual de Gayangos.
  • 3. Blank on roll. In the S.B. the name is partly lost by the perforation of the file The place must be either New or Old Rumney.