Henry VIII: June 1524, 1-15

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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 1524

1 June. 391. VINCENT FINCH.
His will. Proved, 1 June 1524. Printed in Nicolas' Testamenta Vetusta, p. 613.
2 June.
R. O. St. P. VI. 304.
Has had no letters from Wolsey for many months, though he has written several times. Feels sure his letters have not arrived. Supposes he has heard all the plans of the war from Pace, who stayed with him some days. The French, after being driven from the duchy of Milan, crossed the Alps. Captured all the artillery they had in Italy. Bourbon's army are preparing to attack them in a few days. Remains with part of the army to protect Italy, till the French are defeated, or the Emperor sends other orders. Expresses his willingness to serve the King. Monte Caliero, 2 June 1524. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
2 June.
R. O.
Mem. that Thos. Combes, of London, merchant, bound himself, on 2 June 16 Hen. VIII., in 300l. to appear before the court of Exchequer within 15 days from Michaelmas; and that Wm. Freeman, haberdasher, Hen. Astrye, mercer, and Thos. Crumwell, of St. Peter le Pover, gent., bound themselves for him in 100l. each.
ii. Petition of John Joly, of Watford, gent. Wm. Pegge, of Watford, offered to transfer to him the lease of land he had let to Pynson, carpenter, of London, and Joly gave him 20 mks. to give to Pynson for the lease, but Pegge has made a new lease containing clauses which were not in Pynson's.
Draft, in Cromwell's hand; pp. 4.
4 June.
R. O. St. P. VI. 305.
Sends the news since the arrival of Sir Richard Jerningham in England. A monk has been sent to Wolsey from the French king's mother, but without any distinct authority to treat for peacc. Wolsey refused to listen to any overtures of this kind, except substantial persons were sent, sufficiently authorised, to the King and the Emperor, to treat on these matters. On the monk asking what the King would ask for his part, Wolsey replied, the whole realm and crown of France, with Normandy, Gascoigne, Guienne, and its dependencies, as the King's rightful inheritance. When the conference was over, despatched the monk, ordering the pursuivant to convey him to Calais without departing from the straight road.
Since then the archbishop of Capua arrived. The subject of his communication will be known by the copies of letter which Wolsey encloses. They are to communicate these to the Emperor with all the specialties con- tained in the same. The Emperor will see what the King's grace has written touching his indemnity, and the expedition for next summer, in case the truce does not succeed.
Although the King has not been hasty in calling for his money, he expects that regard will be had to his interests in that behalf in his communications for peace. His Majesty and his army are ready to cross the seas next year. As the French king is enfeebled, and the Emperor not well furnished, his Grace will consent to a reduction of the numbers specified in the treaty of Windsor. They are to see if they can induce the Emperor to this arrangement, without specifying the exact numbers to be furnished by the King. Suggests the arguments they are to use for pressing this arrangement. They are to remind the Emperor that hitherto the King has received ro advantage, and it would not be reasonable that he should advance any puissant army, in person or by his lieutenant, solely for the emolument of another.
The King writes to the Emperor several letters; one in behalf of the son of Doctor Victoria, "which son his Highness caused to be baptised in his name;" another for the return of lord Ferrers' son, Sir Edward Guldeford's son, and Richard Coke. Westminster, 4 June. Signed.
4 June.
R. O.
De la Roche left for Italy on the 24th May, though Sampson said in his letter the 23rd. Since he left, a safe-conduct came for him to pass through France by land with 40 horses. The Emperor did not ask for it; but Barnardine, the Pope's chamberlain, was sending for one for himself, and wrote for this also, at De la Roche's request, as he is "very dyseasyd in the sees," and did not know whether he should find the ships ready when he arrived at Barcelona. Was told by the Chamberlain that Lautrec offered, if De la Roche came by Bayonne, to give him honorable entertainment and company through France. Thinks, however, he will go by water, as he is on his way to Barcelona. The prince of Orange on the 30th May left for Italy with many Burgundian gentlemen, to join Bourbon. The count de Geneve will depart in three days. The daughter of the marquis of Senett will be here shortly to be married to Mons. de Nassau. She is a young and fair lady, 18 years old. She and her two sisters have each "movables" worth 100,000 ducats; and she is heir, the inheritance being worth 26,000 or 27,000 ducats. "She hath beyn very styffe to be inclynid to this matyr." The Emperor is very desirous to hear from the King and Wolsey. Burgos, 4 June.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: to my lord Legate's grace. Endd.: Reddit. 3 Julii.
4 June.
Add. MS. 24,965, f.249b. B. M.
Perceives that Albany has left for France. Doubts not that he knows what advantage Scotland has had all the time he has been there. As the Chancellor was in great favor with the late King, and is godfather to the present King, thinks it would be a meritorious act for him to bring about a peace during the King's minority. Will do all he can, and wishes to know the Chancellor's mind, that there may be further communication. Assures him that the King, the Cardinal, and all the council are as anxious for the Scotch king's welfare as the Chancellor himself. Hopes he will take such a way that they may have peace, to that the merchants may have intercourse, and "poor bodies draw to the Borders." Hopes the King will have a discreet council, of the Chancellor and others, for administering justice for the welfare of the realm, that he may have some money in his purse when he comes of age. Knows Henry will assist as much as he can. Wishes to learn his pleasure, and the sooner the better, that the poor bodies may draw to the Borders, and win their hay and "elding" against winter. Whittingham, 4 June, 5. a.m. 16 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Headed: Copie, &c.
4 June.
Add. MS. 24,965, f. 253. B. M.
Has received her letter dated 31 May. Desires pardon for the sharpness in his last letter, of which she complains, for he wrote nothing but what the King commanded him. As to the bond with the Duke, it is well known to the King that it has passed her, though he thinks it was not done by her good will. He will therefore consider it, seeing her necessity, for which she has obtained the wardship of the earl of Huntley. Her servant was stopped, because it was well known that the writings he had were made by consent of Albany, except her letter to the earl of Surrey, now duke of Norfolk, in which she not only desired peace, but also the comprehension of France. As to this there is great difficulty; for the variance with Scotland is merely that it makes war on us for the pleasure of France; but between us and France there are weighty matters, as pensions, dominion, the French queen's dowry, and other matters, which cannot pass by a mere comprehension. She writes that she will not be abused by the Duke, nor do anything injurious to her son. It is well known how the Duke has treated her, and how it was granted under the great seal, and under the Duke's hand, that she should be obeyed in Scotland, and have her revenues paid to her, which was not kept. How he has treated her since, Dacre knows partly, but she knows best. It is not convenient for the King to write to the lords for peace, for they would not accept it; but if they would let her or Dacre know of their good mind towards it, doubts not that if she were put in surety, the King would gladly take peace. Whittingham, 4 June 16 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 3. Headed: Copie, &c.
4 June.
R. O.
398. COSTS of the EMPEROR'S Transport.
"* * * Caleys, as for the t[ransp]ortynge of the sa[id] Emperoures Magestie ... and of other Englysshe lords and noblemen from Caleys aforsaid unto Dovor agay[n] ... syngler suche sommes of money beynge dewe unto them and every of them for the tonnage of the same shippes, wages and vigtells of all suche masters and maryners, whiche served in the said shippes durynge the said tyme, as hereafter more plainly doth appere."
Ships from Hastings.—The Elynor, 50 tons, for 28 days, tonnage 1s. a ton. Wages of the master, 10s.; the mate, 10s.; eight mariners at 5s.; victuals, 5s. a man; a boy, 5s. Total, 8l. 5s. The George, 30 tons; 5 mariners, 5l. 15s. The Mary, 28 tons; 4 mariners, 5l. 3s. The Trynyte, 25 tons; 4 mariners, 5l.
Winchelsea.—The Antony, 28 tons; 3 mariners, 4l. 13s. The Mary Fortune, 28 tons; 4 mariners, 5l. 3s. The Elynor, 20 tons; 4 mariners, 4l. 15s. The Jesus, 20 tons; 4 mariners, 4l. 15s.
Rye.—The Antony, crayer, 36 tons, for 8 days, tonnage 3d. a ton. Wages of the master and mate, 4d. a day; 6 mariners, 2d.; victual, 2d. a day, each man. Total 33s. The George, 30 tons; 6 mariners, 31s. 6d.
Hythe.—For 21 days. The Mary Rose, 50 tons; 7 mariners, 5l. 12s. 6d. The Jesus, 30 tons; 4 mariners, 3l. 15s. The Nycholas, 24 tons; 3 mariners, 3l. 3s. The Peter, 30 tons; 4 mariners, 3l. 15s.
Folkestone.—The Peter, 40 tons; 7 mariners for 12 days, 2l. 16s. 8d.
Total, 65l. 15s. 8d.
Wages, &c. of ships appointed by Sir Edw. Guldeford to go to Southampton and Portsmouth to join the navy sent to the New Haven in Bretayne to do certain feats there.
For 28 days. The Elynor of Hastings, 50 tons; 14 mariners, 11l. The James, of Rye, 60 tons; 19 mariners, 14l. The George, of Hastings, 30 tons; 6 mariners for 22 days, 4l. 13s. Total 29l. 13s.
Receipt by John Taylor, bailiff of Hastings, for 60l. received for the payment of the above from Sir John Daunce, 4 June 16 Hen. VIII. Signed with a mark.
A paper roll. The head lost.
6 June. 399. For the MONASTERY OF ST. JOHN THE EVANGELIST, KARMARDUNE (Carmarthen), St. David's dioc.
Assent to the election of Gruffin William as prior, vice Thos. Morice. Westm., 6 June.
Pat. 16 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 33.
9 June.
R. O.
Received today his letters dated Westm. 6th inst., bidding him postpone his voyage to the lady Margaret. Is glad of it, as he would have been much hindered by an ague which has attacked him twice, but which he hopes shortly to get rid of, with patience and good diet. It was Wolsey who obtained for him the lieutenancy of Calais, which he confesses to be much greater than he deserves, for he thinks the King has few goodlier offices in his gift. Though he agreed to take it subject to the pension of 100l. to Sir Nic. Carow paid by the late lord Barkley, begs now to be excused, otherwise he is unable to maintain the office; and he is informed that lord Barkley was only bound to pay the said pension until the King had given Carow lands or fees of like value, which he has done long ago. Asks also to be discharged of an obligation for the payment of it, which he gave to Suffolk. His expenses for provisions, &c. are so great that this half year's receipts will not do much more than cover his debts. Calais Castle, 9 June 1524.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
9 June.
R. O.
Desires credence for Charles de Bourgoigne, who will visit him on his way to the Emperor. Stuttgart, 9 June 1514. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
9 June.
R. O.
To the same effect. Stuttgard, 9 June 1524. Signed.
Lat.; p. 1. Add. Endd.
10 June.
R. O.
Inquisition held on the sea shore at Romney, on Friday, 10 June 16 Hen. VIII., before John Waren, deputy of John Coupuldyk, lieutenant of Sir Edw. Guldeford, constable of Dover Castle and admiral of the Cinque Ports, by oath of John Hakett, Robt. At Wodd, Ric. Wylmott, Thos. Owers, Simon Huntyngton and Thos. Drynker, and for Lyde, John Colyn of Dengemarshe, Thos. Brydone, Robt. Howlett, Wm. Reche, Ric. Serre, and John Brewer. The verdict refers to the finding of a "cokbote," a porpoise, and another boat on the shore.
Lat., vellum.
Assent to the election of Agnes Gascoign, a nun of the Benedictine monastery of St. Mary de Pratis, Northt., as abbess, vice Eliz. Harvey. Westm., 10 June.
Pat. 16 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 33.
11 June.
Add. MS. 24,965, f. 259. B. M.
Has received his letters of the 20th and 31st May, with letters from Albany, and Dacre's answers. The King and he are pleased that Dacre now takes such pains for the correction of malefactors, by persisting in which he will remove all the suspicions against him. The King thanks him heartily for it. Will not speak of the duke of Albany till he knows whether he has departed, what chance there is of his return, and what is the inclination of the Scots, except that the King asks whether, now Albany is gone, it would not be well to send a herald with peremptory admonition and exhortation to the young King to take upon him the rule of the kingdom, with the advice of the most true and sad noble men, reciting the causes why the King, after the truce was broken, continued his wars against the Duke and his adherents, and threatening further war if they do not set the King at liberty, with other clauses as may be thought good.
The King commends him for apprehending the Charletons, and wishes Roger and Thomas to be executed immediately, lest waiting for the sessions might give comfort to them and other like offenders. The King is pleased with the execution of Robt. Robson, and wishes him to act likewise with the rest of the four Robsons, whom he has in ward. As Sir Nic. Ridley has set free Henrison, a felon, without authority, and supported his kinsman Wm. Ridley, who is now fled to Scotland, the King is resolved not to grant him pardon but to administer equal justice. Dacre must show him this, and take such order with him that by his means Wm. Ridley may be apprehended, as Dacre says he can do it. If he is remiss it will be more evidence against him. It is not fit the King should write to such a malefactor. If he trusts in the King's mercy, he must do something towards deserving it. By this means, keeping him still in ward, without giving him liberty, bail or mainprise, Dacre will best find the way to take Wm. Ridley, and Sir Nic. will still be ordered for his rightful punishment, if Dacre thinks it according to justice. The King wishes the roof and walls of Werk Castle to be mended, and as much lead as can be spared taken from Dunstanburgh for that purpose.
Will send by the next post his commission for the West Marches. Hopes he will continue in this good disposition for the quiet ordering of the country. The King thinks that if he finds ever as many as 40 malefactors who have deserved death, he should act according to justice, and not wait for the sessions, so as to deter the people from breaking the laws. He must take pledges of the other parts as he has done in Tindale, and attach and punish such as will not give pledges. By these means he will reduce these parts to as good order as any other part of the King's dominions. Westm., 11 June. Signed.
Pp. 5. Add.
11 June.
Calig. B. II. 376. B. M. Ellis, 1 Ser. I. 246.
The Lords and Albany did not agree very well at his departure. When it came to the point, all who had promised to go with him refused. The Scotch will adhere to him, and to the league with France, until the last of August, when he has promised to return. If he does not, they will exclude him from all authority in Scotland. As the Scotch lords will desire a truce in the Duke's absence, you must devise some means for their annoyance in the interval. I can do little with the garrisons here. On the 8th Sir Wm. Evre made a journey into Scotland with 1,000 men, and fetched away a great number of cattle. My son and my brother Sir Christopher did the same. Nothing remains on the Scotch frontiers but the walls of old houses, of which the thatch and covering have been taken away. Advises the assembling of troops on the borders; if not, to make a truce for a time. Hexham, 11 June.
Add. Endd.: Reddit. 13 Junii.
Add. MS.
24,965, f. 254. B. M.
2. Copy in Dacre's Letter-book, dated 11 June 16 Hen. VIII.
Calig. B. I.
139. B. M.
407. _ to _
My lord Governor is in France, so that he can get no expedition till he be there also; but the lords of Scotland have agreed to the form "of our compromit and band made with the toun of Middilburgh." An ambassador of France is here to confirm the old alliance, and marry the Scotch king to the daughter of France. His ship lies at the west sea, "with the quhilk schip I think, will God, to depart to Frans, and to be at zow in all ye possible haist I may. Item, I have ye greit sele of Scotland efter ye forme of zour memoria & ye pece yat ze gaiff to me under zour hand write, ye quhilk, will God, salbe all fulfillit, ye quhilk ze sall find at our meting and yt salbe ryght sone. I sall not tak mony sound slepis quhill we meyt." Desires to be commended to Peter Rinnen and other good friends. "Shew them my great pyne, expense & labours that I have made and is makand, and bid yame have patience, and I sall bring it till a gude fyne." "Commend me to Master Alexander Fothringhame, and shew him I have done for his brother maister Charlys before my lord of Aberdeen that wes possible to be done, and he says that he has made his fynance with Alane Landellis; but as for writings I can get nane of him, nouthir to zow nor him." "Suppose ze schewe not me yat my lordis secretary (fn. 1) wes with zow in Middilburgh, it wes schewin me be zour writingis at my hame cummyng, quhilk I wald have been ryt laith to have conselit ony sic maters for zow." Signature illegible.
11 June.
Vit. B. VI. 73.* B. M.
408. CLERK to [WOLSEY.] (fn. 2)
Nothing has happened since his last letter worth writing. The Pope secludes himself, and suffers few to resort to him because of the plague, which is but little abated. Lombardy is rid of the French; the cities and castles are given up to the Duke. It has not been so clear these many years. The Venetian army is disbanded. The Emperor's army is still in the confines, waiting an answer from him and the King. Nothing more has been decided about invading France but what he has written. The Secretary's coming to Italy gives people a better opinion of the Emperor's affairs and this enterprise, as they think the King will help.
The Emperor's army has been so badly paid that this victory is rather to be imputed to God, good fortune, and the slackness of the enemies; however, there seem now to be 200,000 ducats of the Emperor's in Italy. The master of the Rolls (Hannibal) left on the third. All possible suit was made for the enlarging of Wolsey's faculties, but to no purpose. The persons here are doubtless waiting for an answer from Wolsey about their own affairs. Wolsey need not doubt; he will be sure to obtain it at last. Thinks they like to have such suitors as Wolsey; and fear, if he once had this, he would not care for any more. Rome, 11 June. Signed.
12 June.
R. O.
Wrote lately of the taking of Davy Hoym, lord of Wedderburn to Norham Castle, where he died on Thursday, 9th June, of the wounds he received at his capture. On Wednesday night, the 8th, his son, Sir William Bulmer with the garrison of Norham, Sir Thos. Foster with the garrison of Berwick, and John Tempest with his garrison and that of Werk, with the power of Norham and Elandshire, entered Scotland at Raynton and Roston. They took over 140 prisoners, 80 horses, 240 head of nowt and 1,000 sheep, besides household stuff. Sir Wm. Heron, keeper of Riddisdayll, has taken a strong thief named Perse Greyn, the greatest traitor for Marche treason in all these parts. Sends his letter. Advises Wolsey to write him a letter of thanks. Since Wolsey has had anything to do with the country, it has been much quieter than before. If Wolsey would send for Wm. Charlton, of Bellingham, who is prisoner at Morpeth, and Percy Green, they can show him all the secrets both of Tyndaill and Ryddisdaill. Wilton, 12 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace. Endd.: A. W. Bulmer, milit. xv. Junii.
12 June.
Add. MS. 24,965, f. 262. B. M.
Received his letter of the 20th May, with the copies and letters he sent to Dacre, except the French copy, "whereof now it maketh no force." When the French were driven out of Italy, the Admiral was unable from his wounds to flee as fast as the horsemen, and for that reason went with the Swiss, and not as a prisoner. The Emperor's army have taken the rest of the French ordnance, 24 great guns, with much baggage, which they left in a castle near Italy. The French held only Lody, Noarra and Alexandria. The Italians took Lody; and Noarra would have surrendered, but the duke of Milan would have them yield to his mercy. The town could not hold out more than 10 hours. Alexandria is surrendered to the Italians. Bourbon follows into France with 900 spears, 1,000 light horse, 13,000 foot and 3,000 men by sea, as Dacre will see by the bishop of Bath's letter enclosed. There is a truce between the Low Countries and the duke of Gueldres for a year; and the Emperor's troops there, 8,000 lanzknechts and 4,000 horse, will invade France, with 4,000 English to occupy the French king on both sides till the King come, for which speedy preparations are being made. The Emperor is setting out a good army in Guyen, and Don Fernando another in High Burgoyn. The King and Emperor have sent to Bourbon 100,000 cr. each, and Italy will bear as much. He has raised a like sum himself. It is thought he will make the greatest revolution in France that ever was seen, for the King has neither men, money, nor the hearts of either lords or commons. He owes the Swiss so much that they are more likely to be his enemies than to serve him. The French king put to sea a ship of "viixx score," or thereabout, well supplied with ordnance, and about "viixx score" men in her. She was chased by Chr. Coo and the Katheryn Galye; but the latter, being the swifter, overtook and captured her, killing 36 of her men. She now keeps the narrow seas with the rest of the English fleet. Her captain was a Spaniard. Hopes shortly to send far better news. London, 12 June 1524.
Wolsey marvels that Mr. Bulmer has not bows or arrows, as was devised.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
12 June.
R. O.
Thanks him for the letters given him by Pace yesterday. The enemy is beaten all over Italy. Bourbon's army is on the point of crossing the Alps, and they will have no hope left if the King intends to invade them on his side, as Pace reports. Desires credence for Augustin Scarpinello. Milan, 12 June 1524. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
12 June.
R. O.
Must thank Wolsey as well as the King, for he knows that what was done for him was done by the Cardinal's influence. Asks him to continue his favor. Milan, 12 June 1524. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
12 June.
R. O.
Had written to him before of the case between Robt. Logen, groom of the Mouth, and Ric. Stafferton, concerning an obligation for the title of the manor of Staverton, in Bray, Berks. Wishes the parties bound to abide the award of Sir John Fitzjames, chief justice of the King's Bench, and Ant. Fitzherbert, justice of the Common Bench. Greenwich, 12 June. Signed at the top.
P.1. Add.: The lord Cardinal, legate de Latere, archbp. of York, primate and chancellor. Endd.
13 June.
R. O.
Yesterday Calais pursuivant was sent from Calais to Boulogne for certain prisoners, and the captain told him that Pont de Remye had returned, and offered to send some one with Calais to him, if Fitzwilliam wished. Will do so tomorrow, according to Wolsey's letters. Mr. Francisco has come with his son and two master gunners, and says that in England he had 2s. a day, his son 16d., and the others 12d. Will therefore discharge men enough to amount to their wages, and wishes Daunce to be ordered to pay them till yesterday only. Wants a letter for Brisewood to pay them henceforth, and supposes Wolsey has given orders for the payment of the garrison, which is a month behind. The French are levying 1,000 foot, and intend, with the garrisons of Boulogne, Montreuil and Terouenne, to make a course into the country. Has sent word to the deputy of Calais to protect the haven and the East Pale. In this quarter they can do no harm unless they bring ordnance, in which case they may take two churches, or else do some enterprise on the park hedge, which he has strengthened by a guard of 200 men since he came. Will prevent them having much booty, "unless they burn it;" and if they do, will be soon even with them. Has made three courses since he wrote last. If they do not come to see him shortly, will make another, if he may have "the draughts" he has written to Wolsey for. The Burgundians lately, by means of an ambush near Terouenne, took and killed about 60 French, including the lieutenant of Mons. de Frannoye. Sends the bearer home, as he has much business in England, and the French camp is broken, and there is not much likelihood of another being made this year. Asks for a letter to Briswood to improve the fortifications. Guisnes, 13 June. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace. Endd.: "Guysnes, a W. Fitzwilliams, milite, reddit. 16 Junii. Item, ex Irelandia a d'no de Cyldara."
15 June.
Calig. D. VIII. 301. B. M.
The captain of Boulogne has been in the field these three days, w[ith the men] of the comté Dampmartin, Monstreuil, Therouenne and Hesdin, to the number of 2,000 horse and 3,000 foot, with five pieces of ordnance. "In which time ... composed Neales in Arthois, taken the castle of Courlien, and sent [men and] victuals into Therouenne." They still keep together, for what purpose I know not. "It is not their p ... without assistance of a more greater company, that can do any great harm," except to some churches, the park hedge, or such other things, as I mentioned in my former letters. I hear they mean to make a great assembly about Abbeville, in order to revictual Therouenne sufficiently for a whole year. Guisnes, 15 June. Signature lost.
P. 1, mutilated. Add.: My lord Cardinal's grace.
15 June.
Vit. B. VI. 75. B. M.
Has received his letters of May 26, in answer to his of the defeat of the French. Is glad his labors have pleased his Majesty. That this opportunity of crushing the enemy may not be lost, it is determined to invade France as quickly as possible, and Bourbon will be at the Alps in eight days, as Henry will see from Pace's letters. Shall meanwhile remain in Piedmont and Lombardy, by the Emperor's order, for the defence of Italy. Montcallier, 15 June 1524. Signed.
Pp. 2, Lat.
15 June.
R. O.
417. The LOAN and SUBSIDY.
"... of the declaration made [by Edmund Pekham of the] holl ... his res ... from 1 June ... Hen. VIII. unto the 15th day of [June] 16mo dicti dñi Regis."
The said Edmund Pekham charges himself with such ready money as remained in Myklowe's hands at his death, 7,849l. 4s. 5½d. For loan money advanced by the spiritualty, 65,801l. 2s. 6d.; and by noblemen and others of the temporalty, 43,147l. 9s. 4d. For the clerical subsidy paid to 15 June 16 Hen. VIII., 13,994l. 12s. 7d. Total, 130,792l. 8s. 10½d. Payments for war expenses by warrants of the King and Cardinal, 123,325l. 3s. 5d. Remainder in his hands, 15 June 16 Hen. VIII., 7,467l. 5s. 5½d.
P.1, mutilated and defaced.


  • 1. Geo. Hay, Albany's secretary.
  • 2. The fly leaf which follows this letter is addressed to Wolsey in Clerk's hand; but it is proved, both by the contemporaneous endorsement and by a modern endorsement in pencil, to belong to the letter of the 28th May previous.