Henry VIII: July 1528, 1-10

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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 1528

Cal. D. x. 216.
B. M.
f. 217.
4446. [CLERK and TAYLER to WOLSEY.]
* * * "... of any good will but rather a de ... being now so far onwards, if ... they should attain nothing thereby ... without any profit, reckoning that ... so nigh to the point as by all ly[kelihood they now] should be, and being in custody and ... could be no great treating of alterin[g] ... with reproach, and that the Emperor in soch[e] ... herald being so nigh at hand, and kn[owing his] message already as he doth, would do li[ttle that was of] great importance unto such time as he [had heard the said] herald's message. The best that we can ... is this. Master Silvester, between whose ... the heralds from the confines there can be ... in time, doubtless will use diligence ... will train his journey as long as ... know well that he is instructed so fro ... shall, albeit they will not now be a ... Master Silvester use diligence and ... and negligence, it is likely enough ... shall have trained some part of his ... arrival of the herald or else ... right wisely pondereth, it should ... impossible practising of this ... in una manu panem, in [altera] * * * Emperor's letters aforesaid, ye ... gs demeanor, and think that h ... of honor if he did otherwise. A ... matters of Naples, the King showed [us that he had heard] by sundry advices that the city was n[ow in great extr]emity, and not like to continue long unta[ken. He also] said he had word assuredly that his arm[y] by sea [was arr]yvyd at Lyvorn, and should be at Naples shor[tly] ... the lanceknights comen into Lombardy, the ... [th]ey pass not 8,000 or 10,000, and there were co ... ij. mil more, which with evil contentation be r[eturned back] again, and these that be remained they be ... and wot not what way to take. They have lien ... month in one place consuming money and vit[ails] ... without anything resolving themselves what th[ey shall d]o, which he reckoneth to be a very good sign ... said that at their first coming into Italy all ... was sore abashed, and feared them greatly; [but, see]yng the said Almayns thus lashely do demean [the]mself, the towns and cities do begin to take cora[ge and] to assure themself and to cast away all fear ... good chance for the League that the said Al[mains be so] slowe, for doubtless if they had marched... [o]thers for any repair sufficient that ... King showed us of many * * * ... then unto him, therefore ... no further mention. The Great [Master hath been in] hand with us very earnestly to ma[ke inquiry] for the letters that be missed, and s[weareth many and] marvellous oaths, that such letters [as have come] unto his hands from time to time [he hath sent] and delivered them unto our hands, [without keeping back] them or any part of them; and to [say truth] we think verily that he so hath [done, insomuch] that it is half a miracle that any [should be missing]. Therefore, Sir, for the Passion of God, with ... but with these men here, God forbid th[at they should be any] thing charged with the matter more t[han] ... The Great Master was multus in pur[gando] ... showed him that such letters were myssy[ng] ... [your] Grace had commanded us to make search ... though your Grace made inquiry therefor [you desired] us to do the same, yet that was without ... the letters might be lost by negligen[ce] ... servants or such other as might hav[e] ... them to and fro, and of the faith ... King's highness, and also your Grace ... Master as much as in any man ... best we could unto him for l ... no fault, and we trust * * * ... yth, and that he is adver[tised] ... the French ambassador there th ... [High]nesses great matter goeth marvellously ... my lord Cardinal Campegius was d[espatched] ... t and coming away for the finishing ... [mat]ter and the bringing thereof to the King's ... desired end. The which end we beseech ... votis precibusque continuis to send his Highness ...
"[A]s touching the article for the enjoycement d ... the King hath spoken unto us to desire your Grace t[o] ... unto the duke of Vandosme, surely it should see[m] ... in the same article he is very hardly dealt with ... is a noble prince and as free and frank a heart ... any liveth, and hath oftentimes offered hym[self] unto us to do the King's highness the best service [he could], and not to spare for that purpose ne body nor [goods] ... as frank, gentle and as liberal a heart as a[ny man] ... an, God forbid, but your Grace should favor him acc[ordingly, a]ssuring your Grace that he hath all his trust an[d con]fidence in your Grace that he will. He hath de[clared all] his desire in writing, which we send your Gr[ace] ... humbly according unto our promise unto him ... ing, the same to be as good unto him as ye ... the latter that we have promised ... so your Grace will. Thus ... from" * * *
Mutilated. Add.: To my lord Legate's G[race].
Cal. D. x. 215.
B. M.
4447. [CLERK to WOLSEY.]
* * * "... yn with the Leg[ate] ... unto him, and as ... cause why they hear so ... is because his Holiness ... [w]ithe the powers of Italy to ... to say with the Florentines ... under his power or at the ... again the family of the ... Ferrara for Modena and Reg[io] ... Ravenna and Servia and by ... the pike's point with these ... here do the best they can to ... reason and sowing matter of ... brought the French king here ... the Pope's holiness, which must ... doubtless the Pope shall be forced to ... and what evil consequents may ... but your Grace of your wisdom doth ... showeth us that as for the Floren[tines] ... Ferrara, they suspect his Holiness w ... content to pass over those matters ... grieveth his Holiness in that the ... right color nor title do keep fr ... Servia, and surely there is no reaso[n] ... Therefore, according unto your commandm[ent, we will do] the best that we can in this m[atter] ... for we think that Ravenna on ... the Pope frank and prone enow ... [an]d rather than fail if th ..." * * *
Hol., mutilated.
Cal. D. x. 212.
B. M.
4448. [CLERK and TAYLER to WOLSEY.]
* * * "... that yesterday ... [Ic]hyngham arrived here ... ng removed and had h ... days, for the which time th ... [t]hat the King would go about ... conveniently, ne he ne my L[ady] ... [St.] Germayns attend to debate m ... we thought it expedient to ... so resorting to our instructi[ons] ... the ways devised for the revo[cation] ... thinking it expedient that th ... them for the better acceleration ... in to Spain, and thereupon we m ... and went the same morning to ... him and divers others of the con ... communication upon the said ways. A ... made a great ground general to a ... treaty and concluded solemnly sworn ... with interposition of the censures [of the Church, that it] is not likely that any prince of ... side violate any part thereof, sp[ecially] ... beginning for his part to observe ... sunk right well into many off ... at the last we began to go f ... King should upon trust hereof ... cities. Then the Great Mast[er] * * * ... ence of the Church ... reates and for other his ... he so that there was no gr ... thinking it therefore very ... yng should either deliver Cit ... any such trust. There wa[s] ... de also that if they should in ... Dolphyn and leave the duke of [Orleans] ... [re]vocation of the army, the Emperor ... Dolphyn, and so deliver him bei[ng] ... should not long continue, so that k ... Orleance he should be sure to have ... his hands. (fn. 1) At this difficulty we la ... [t]hat if they would stick upon such diff[iculties it would] be long or they should have their chyl[dren] ... e passed and the King ready to depart ... long debating of the first degree ... rejecting the same, they desired to s ... and so we perused them one by one, and some [of them we li]kyd very well, notwithstanding they said ... [ma]ke the King privy unto them and willy[d] ... to speak with the King, and so we tarry ... s, at the last the King came forth, saying [that he] had seen the King's highness' devices, a[nd that he w]old more ripely consider them, and d ... other and thereupon have farth[er] ... [t]he same. As tou[ching] * * * ... be prolonged as ... [suspen]tion of arms he gave ... stonding in these matters ... [com]munication ne leisure to reyso[n] ... but at our next meeting I t[rust to] ... [and there]upon advertise your Grace more ... of the Great Master whet[her] ... that we should follow him ... that it was the King's pleas[ure] ... in Paris, till we should be se ... God preserve your Grace. From Paris, the ..."
[1 July.]
R. O. St. P. I. 305.
The King and his household are well, except one of his wardrobe, and a gentleman's servant. I received your letters yesternight at 10 o'clock, for the King, who marvelled that my servant made no more diligence; for he departed at 11 o'clock, and was, I trust, at Hampton Court by 3 or 4. "But I fear me there lack diligence there in some persons for the delivery of the same unto your hands, which I beseech your Grace may be amended hereafter," for he thought to have had an answer yesternight. He thought your Grace had a bill of Compton's offices, when you were last with him at Windsor. Recommends Sir Thomas Denyce for the under-treasurership. Great suit is made for Gage, the vice-chamberlain. The King wishes for the bill (prescription) that Mr. Fynche made for such as fell sick in your house, as he is informed it has been very successful. Wednesday.
P.S.—After writing the above, I received your letters and showed them to the King. The King will not speak to the Queen for such offices as Compton had of her, but leave her to bestow them at her pleasure, except the keepership of Odyam park, "for the serjeant of his Sheler (Cellar)." (fn. 2) The offices which he had of abbots and others the King desires may be stayed. This morning he has given commandment to have provision made at Ampthill. Cannot make up his mind to speak for himself, but wishes Wolsey would do so in his letters to the King.
Hol. Add. Endd.
1 July.
R. O.
Does not presume to visit the King or Wolsey, as he has had the sweat in his house. Desires to have some of the offices of the late Sir Wm. Compton. He was steward to Cicester, Malmesbury, and many other religious places. Desires Wolsey would write letters to them, willing them to give the said stewardships to Sandys. At the Vyne, 1 July.
P.S.—Begs some of the offices for his poor brother, who has much chargeable business. Sends a schedule of the vacant places.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
1 July.
R. O.
Sends letters lately received from Master Sylvester, by which he will see what likelihood there is of peace, and how much wind and paper has been wasted. They have not yet resolved here on sending a safe-conduct for the Emperor's herald. Wishes it were done; then the hearts on both sides will be inflamed, as many reckon, but, as I reckon, well eased. It is said that those with Antony de Leva have betrayed Lodi. The matter of Andrea Dorea is of great importance. His loss will be a great hindrance to the Spaniards. The King has sent a gentleman to see if he can be won. The Plague is great here. Paris, 1 July.
P.S.—Hears that the Imperial lance-knights have passed Lodi and gone to Genoa, where there is a great plague, and it is badly defended in consequence.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
2 July.
Titus, B. I. 320. B. M.
Asks him to obtain him the place of under-treasurer, void by the death of Sir William Compton, about which he spoke to Wolsey at the last vacancy. Last Lent, at Hampton Court, asked him for Sir Harry Wyat's room, but he said he had determined to give it to Tuke, though he answered favorably his request to promote him to some such place. Thanks him for all his kindness. Asks his acceptance of 500 marks for the college at Oxford. Will give 100l. to the King, if Wolsey pleases, "for his gracious goodness to be showed to me therein."
Asks for the wardship of one of the sisters of the late Mr. Browghton, for his younger sons, as their lands lie in Bradford, in which Mordaunt dwells. Will give 200l. more than any other will give. Cannot pay ready money, owing to his expence in buying the heir of Sir Ric. Fitzlewes and in marrying his daughters, but he will give Wolsey a manor or two instead. Would have attended on Wolsey in person, but dares not presume to do so, in consequence of the sickness. When he first heard the premises, was busy in viewing the King's forest of Rockingham, where the King suffers daily great loss. His servant, the bearer, will attend on Wolsey daily to know his pleasure. 2 July.
Asks him to burn this letter.
Hol., pp. 2.
2 July.
R. O.
Received his letters dated at Hampton Court, 1 July, requiring him to attend my lord's Grace that day or else tomorrow. Would have done so if he had not been sick of the sweat; from which one of his clerks at London is newly recovered, and another who yesterday wrote divers letters for him fell ill shortly after 12 o'clock at afternoon. All his horses are in Mortlake Park, beside Putneyth. Has ordered his servant, the bearer, to take them out, and get ready his saddles and harness at London that he may ride the circuit. Will be with my Lord whenever his servant brings his horses. Sutton, in Kent, 30 miles from Hampton Court, about midnight before the 2 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Master Nicolas Townesley, clerk. Endd.
2 July.
R. O.
Recommends Rauf Pexsall for the office of under-treasurer, held by the late Sir Wm. Compton. He is Wolsey's old servant. Hopes Wolsey will excuse his being so importunate, but it is an old saying, "Where a man best loveth, there he dare be boldest." The Vyne, 2 July.
P.S.—Received a letter from my brother Essex, desiring the stewardship of Abingdon, lately held by Compton.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
2 July.
R. O.
Sends by his servants the French priest who took church at Rye, and confessed to the Mayor that he had escaped from prison, to which he had been sent for clipping coin, as appears by his former letter of June 3. Encloses his confession, and the letter from the mayor of Rye. Asks him to remember his letter of the 24 June, and the articles enclosed, for wheat was 8 groats and 3d. a bushel at Cranebroke last Saturday, the market price being 7 groats and 2d. It is thought it will rise every market day till harvest be "inned" and the corn thrashed. Has written to Baron Halis to remind Wolsey of the premises. Halden, 2 July. Signed.
ii. Examination of Sir John Trenquart, of Herkennill in Normandy, taken by Sir Edw. Guldford, warden of the Cinque Ports.
Was attached on May Day morning at Nutteley by old Stapeley of Franckefeld and his son. They found 3s. clipped in his purse, and took him with it to Lord Dacres. Was in prison there four days. Dacres sent him to Sowtheworke, where he was put in prison, but he does not know whether it was in the Marshalsie or the King's Bench. Next morning a keeper took him to Westminster to speak to the lord Cardinal; but as he did not come to the court that day, the keeper put him in a prison at Westminster, and went to breakfast. "And he being in prison, looked about him, and see that the prison was not strong, and broke a place of the prison and went his way." Came to his host, John Erley, at Buckestede, where he had left 2½ ells of black worsted, 1 ell tawny worsted, 1 ell black worsted, a pair of russet hose unmade, a pair of violet hose, a matins book, a razor stone, and 10 groats for a trentaill. He would not deliver them, so Trenquart came to Rye, and lodged at the Rose. Changed his gown for a cloak with one of his countrymen, that he might not be known as a priest, and so took the church, fearing he was pursued. The Mayor came and asked him why he took the "franchesie" of the church, and he answered as above.
Pp. 3. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's grace. Endd.
R. O. 2. John Wymond, mayor of Rye, to Sir Edw. Guildford.
Today a French priest in merchant's apparel required the liberty of Christ's church for the safeguard of his life. As he said he had broken prison, where he was detained for clipping money, in which case there is no sanctuary, has committed him to sure keeping till Guildford can examine him. He seems an ignorant person. Wishes him to be assigned to his delivery as shortly as possible, for he doubts his safe keeping. Rye, 11 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
2 July.
R. O.
I have received your letter dated 19 June, mentioning the death of my son Browthon, and for the sure custody of his sisters, and the gracious mind you bore him, and the trust you have in me for their custody. This day I received another letter from you, of the 1st, saying that you understand by a letter of mine to Arundel, and by one of Henes (Hennege's), that great suit is made to the King, who thought they were his wards. I showed him that you had them from heir to heir; at which he was satisfied. I am sorry you should write somewhat sharply, as if I and my wife would bestow the eldest without your consent. I have borne my heart and service unto you above all men living, saving only the King. One is of full age; but I will do nothing without your consent. I must needs speak in her behalf, as I am bound to do. This mistrust of me comes not of your Grace only. You will remember that I moved you a year and a half past for the marriage of my younger daughter with one Dormerson, who made great offers; but I stayed for two causes; one, that I would have matched her with better blood; the other, that if my son Browthon should depart, it would be a great hindrance to you.
I wrote to Arundel, to ask you to let me have the youngest, paying as much as any other. I desire her for nothing else but my wife's pleasure, "for she would be very loth that another should have her said daughter afore her, for it is all her joy in this world." You mentioned that you were satisfied that I and my wife should having the keeping of her said daughters, so that they be kept in clear air, which we will do to the best of our powers. But I had rather that they were out of my hands than you should distrust me. "Great labour is made to the King by Sir Thomas Cheny and Sir John Wallop, and also to mistress Ann, for that matter; and the King is very desirous to the same." Master Kingston desires the stewardship of the bishop of Worcester's lands, and I beg your Grace to give it him, as he will be very grateful. Tittenhanger, 2 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
2 July.
R. O.
Received on the 25th June his letters ordering him to advance and put down the Liddesdale malefactors. Has therefore come to Prowdehowe, which is within twelve miles of the Borders. On the 24th received from the king of Scots news that the intended voyage against the outlaws would not be kept. Sent a spy to Scotland to know the occasion. He reports that on the 19th the King, by the advice of the Queen, the bishop of St. Andrews, the earls of Warran (Arran), Argyle, Eglantyn and Murrey, and others, made open proclamation that neither the earl of Angwisshe nor any other Douglas should come within seven miles of him, because they had spoiled the realm for their own profit and kept no justice, and that his nobles should meet him at Sterling on St. Peter's Day the 29th, go with him to Edinburgh on the 10th July, and there hold a general council, and call the Earl to account. He will be content to "leave his rooms" if he is pardoned for past acts; but if he cannot obtain pardon, he and his friends will fight with his enemies about the King. On the 31st, Ogleston, a servant of the king of Scots, brought Northumberland a letter from the King, desiring him to see good order kept upon the Borders; which, with the former letter, he incloses. Has made proclamation and sent orders to his lieutenants and deputies for this purpose. Since his coming, the Scotch have had no cause of complaint against the English. At my castle of Prowdehowe, 2 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate's good grace. Endd.
3 July.
R. O. St. P. VII. 87.
You will understand by Gardiner what we have done to satisfy you in consideration of your services. We wish we could add to them the recovery of our cities. The Venetians, however, will pay no attention to the King's remonstrances. Viterbo, 3 July 1528.
Hol., signed "J." Lat. Add. Endd.
3 July.
R. O. St. P. II. 135.
The bearer, Thomas Bath, a merchant of Drodagh, has been with Norfolk on his return from Walsingham, and can give Wolsey much information about Ireland. He is a gentleman of good blood, a true man, and loves more the wealth of the land than the parties of the Garentyns or Butlers. He has done more to restrain O'Nele from war than any other. Hears from him that the Marchers, as they cannot defend themselves, allow the Irish to come through them and hunt others within. If this is not remedied, 20,000l. will not repair the damage that will be done before the middle of September. Begs Wolsey's attention for Ireland, which is in great danger, considering the lack of good captains of the Englishry and of men-of-war, the great dissension between the greatest bloods of the land, and the strength of the Irish. If the King does not send the earl of Kyldare thither, advises the continuance of his brother in authority, assisted either by 300 or 400 Englishmen with good captains, or else a good sum of money to wage men with, and to distribute among the Irish adjoining the Englishry by the advice of the Chancellor and Chief Justice. Money should be sent to Ossory also, to induce Irishmen to aid the Deputy, or at least to prevent others passing through them, and to do no hurt to the King's subjects. Neither Ossory nor his son should be made deputy; for, considering their distance, and their war with Desmond and O'Bryne, it will be impossible for them to defend the four shires, and scarcely their own country. Kenynghale, 3 July.
Hol. Add.: To my lord Legate's good grace. Endd.
3 July.
R. O.
Commission by cardinal Wolsey to John Higden, dean of Cardinal's College, Oxford, Lawrence Stubbes, his almoner, Ric. Ducke, dean of his chapel, William Capon, dean of the college to be erected at Ipswich, Cuthbert Marcial, S. T. P., and Stephen Gardiner, LL.D., empowering them to amend and reform the statutes of his colleges at Ipswich and Oxford. Hampton Court, 3 July 1528.
Lat., pp. 4. Endd.
3 July.
R. O.
Notarial attestation by Richard Watkyns of the foundation charter of Cardinal's college, Ipswich, made in the south gallery at Hampton Court, 3 July 1528.
Present: John Higden, dean of Cardinal's college, Oxford, Cuthbert Marcial, archdeacon of Nottingham, Peter Vannes, John Gostwyck and Tho. Alfford. Signed and sealed by the Cardinal.
Lat., vellum.
3 July.
Vesp. F. XIII. 112 b. B. M.
Desires to be commended to his wife. Thanks him for his manifold kindness to himself and his sister Katharine. Dr. Blewitt writes to him in what case she is, and what medicines he has given her. Fears she is in great danger. She will take nothing to do her good; she has not eaten bread or meat this fortnight. In haste, the 3rd of July.
P.S.—Sends.. angels, and would send more if he could have Cromer with him for two or three days.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
Written under the address: "My sister K. wold have sum kastyfystelay mayd in a boxe, and as you were wont to make her."
Some medical directions endorsed, (qy. in Cromer's hand ?)
[4 July.]
R. O. St. P. I. 307.
The King is well, but is somewhat perplexed at not hearing from you, as there are many flying tales that your people are sick. He speaks very kindly of you, and likes your house (fn. 3) so well that he does not propose to depart so soon as he had appointed. He expects the bill of Compton's offices tonight. As I hear nothing from you touching the abbot of Peterborough's letters, I purpose to send his servant to Dr. Stubbs with such things as he has brought. The King has sometimes asked me of my reckonings with your Grace. Therefore I beseech you to look upon my books, and give me a general acquittance. As I have somewhat overcharged myself in purchasing a little land of lord Delaware, I beseech you to let me have the money that remains in your hands, which Mr. Tonyee had in his keeping before his departing. Saturday.
Hol. Add. Endd.: From Mr. Henege, the 9th day of July.
4 July.
R. O.
Wrote on the 1st. Hear that the lanceknights have not gone to Genoa, but are at Lodi. The King is hunting at Fontainebleau, and will stay there all this month. My Lady is at St. Germain's; the Council at Paris. Much rain has fallen, and destroyed the corn and the vines. It is to be feared that a universal decay and dearth will prevail through the whole of France. We are told the plague is very bad in England. Paris, 4 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
4 July.
R. O.
4465. CLERK to WOLSEY.
Received yesterday Wolsey's letter of 27 June. Is much comforted about Master Stephen's letter. Though Wolsey's former letters were very sharp, and Master Tuke's somewhat earnest, yet when he considered, first, what he had to say, and, secondly, with whom, and most of all with how wise and gracious a prince he had to do, he felt somewhat more at ease. Is now fully comforted. Has this morning received other letters from Dr. Stephens and Sir Gregory, from Ville Andre, the secretary, in two little packets, each directed to himself. As Master Stephens writes that they require haste, forwards them by the messenger sent hither by Wingfield with Wolsey's last. Wolsey's letters to Dr. Stephens will go in a day or two, so that he may have them before his departure from the Pope; for it appears by the Legate's letters that they are waiting for galleys to conduct them to Nice, and that meantime Master Stephens has gone on the Pope's matters to Venice. Paris, 4 July. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: To my lord Legate's good grace. Endd.
4 July.
R. O.
4466. WM. MUKLOW, cofferer to the Duke of Richmond, to WOLSEY.
Desires preferment to one of the offices in Worcestershire held by the late Sir Wm. Compton. Has been the King's, the Prince's, and Wolsey's servant for 17 years, and had nothing. Worcester, 4 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
[5 July.]
R. O. St. P. I. 308.
When the King was advertised this morning that you intended to visit him, he begged you to defer your coming till the times are more propitious. He is glad to be so nigh to you, and is well contented with the air and site of this your place. He wishes general processions to be made through the realm for good weather and for the plague. Tittenhanger, Sunday. Signed.
Add. Endd.
5 July.
R. O. St. P. I. 309.
Sends him a list of Sir Wm. Compton's offices. Begs they may not be re-granted until they have been carefully examined, and that the under-treasurership be not disposed of till he can repair to the King's presence. Commends Norris and Hennege. Begs the King, out of consideration for his long service, "to be good and gracious lord to my soul," and that what he has devised for the increase of God's honor, learning and virtuous living may, by the King's favor, be accomplished, according to the purport of his last will and testament, in which he has had a loving remembrance of the King. "And one thing, if it shall fortune the same to be the last word that ever I shall speak or write unto your Highness, I dare boldly say and affirm your Grace hath had of me a most loving, true and faithful servant; and that for favor, meed, gift, or promise of gift at any time I never did or consented to thing that might in the least point redound unto your dishonor or disprofit. And herein spiritually rejoicing, conforming my mind to God's pleasure, whatsoever shall chance of me, I most humbly, and with all mine heart, service and prayer, bid your Grace farewell." Hampton Court, 5 July. Signed.
5 July.
R. O.
Sends a list of Sir Wm. Compton's patents. Sent also to the chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster a list of those held by him under the duchy seal. Cannot learn as yet what he held in the Exchequer, as Smyth is not in London. Dares not visit Wolsey in consequence of the disease in his house. London, 5 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: John Croke, of the Chancery.
5 July.
R. O.
Begs the preferment of some of the Princess's household servants to some of the offices held by Compton. Bromley has done long service, and his fee has been abated 20l. Sir Edw. Croft is a man of inflexible justice, and will do well in Worcestershire. Rossell's secretary does well, and had in the duke of Buckingham's time the keepership of the park of Maxtoke, now vacant. Salter says his offices in North Wales do not sustain his costs in riding thither. The matter between lord Ferrers and young Mr. Risse is pacified. God preserve you from the pestilent air about London. Ludlow, 5 July.
Hol., p. 1. Sealed and add. Endd.
6 July.
Grant of the foundation, lands, site, &c. of the priory of Holy Trinity, Wallingford, Berks, which was suppressed by the authority of Pope Clement VII., and came into the King's hands, as appears by inquisitions before escheators. Also the manors of Wallingford, Westhenreth and Clopcote, Berks, Chalkforde, Oxon., with the advowsons of the churches of Westhenreth and St. Mary in Wallingford, Berks, Chynnor, Garsington, Aston Rowant, with the chapel of Stokenchurch (Oxon), and Shobuden alias Shobingden, Bucks, and all tithes or portions of tithes belonging to the said monastery; viz., 14s. annual rent for a portion of tithes in Donyngton, Berks, paid by the prior and convent of Donyngton, Berks; 40s. annual rent in Kerswell, in the parish of Bucklond, Berks, paid by the rector of Edindon; 40s. annual rent for a portion of tithes in South Morton, Berks; 14s. annual rent for a portion of tithes in Aston Toralde, Berks; 40s. annual rent for a portion of tithes in Mulsforde, Berks; 3l. 14s. 4d. annual rent for tithes in Sottewell, Berks. Also, 10s. annual rent for a portion of tithes in Gangulnesden, Oxon, paid by the prioress and convent of Goring; 7s. annual rent for a portion of tithes paid by the rector of Chynnor; an annuity of 2s. paid by the rector of Chinnor; an annuity of 100s. in Garsington, Oxon, paid by the vicar of Aston, Oxon; 5s. 6d. annual rent for a portion of tithes in Kymbell Magna, Berks, paid by the abbot and convent of Missenden; 8s. annual rent for a portion of tithes in Estclaydon, Bucks, paid by the prior of St. John's of Jerusalem in England; 6s. 8d. annual rent for tithes in the parish of Temesford, Beds; 46s. 8d. annual rent for tithes in Donton, Beds, paid by the prioress and convent of Halywell, near London; 8s. annual rent for tithes in Swyndon, Wilts, paid by the vicar of Swyndon, Wilts; 6s. 8d. annual rent for tithes in Redborn, Wilts. Also a water-mill in the town of Northstok, Oxon; a water-mill called "Cuxham mylne," in the town of Cookehame, Oxon; a water mill in Ethorp, Bucks; and all messuages, lands, &c. in Wallingford, Clopcote, Westenreth, Donyngton, Kerswell, Bucklond, South Morton, Ardington, Sotwell, Bryghtwell, Huddisbuddes, North Morton, Aston Toralde and Mulsforde, Berks; in Chalkeford, Aston Rowant, Stoken Church, Northstoke, Garsington, Chynnor, Oxford, Bryghtwell, Watlington, Rytherfelde, Pyppard, Huddesbudds, Coxham, Holcombe, Bensington, Chalford, Stanlake, Chalgrave, Stoke Basset, Newenham, Mapilderham, Henley, Wynhall, Crowmersshe, Nettilbed and Nusfelde, Oxon; in Kymbell Magna, Schobudon alias Shobyngdon, Ethrop, Blackgrave, Estclaydon and Queynton, Bucks; in Shepeale, Herts; and in Swindon and Redborne, Wilts; which came into the King's hands by reason of the suppression of the said monastery; with knights' fees, advowsons, and other appurtenances. Greenwich, 3 July 20 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 6 July.
Pat. 20 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 30.
6 July.
Grant of the site, &c. of the late priory of St. Mary de Pratis alias Pray, Herts, which became extinct by the death of Eleanor Barnard, prioress. Also of the manors of Pratis alias Pray, Playdell, and Beaumont, Herts, Wyng and Swanburn, Bucks; the advowsons of the church or rectory of Wyng; 12s. annual rent for a portion of tithes in Redburn, Herts, paid by the vicar of Redburn; 22s. annual rent for a portion of tithes in Sarette, Herts; and 20s. annual rent for a portion of tithes in Dolowe, paid by the abbot and convent of St. Alban's; 3s. annual rent for a portion of tithes paid by the [? sacristan] "sacaristerius" of St. Alban's; 3s. annual rent for a portion of tithes in Codycote, paid by the prioress and convent of Sopwell. Also all messuages, lands, &c. in the town of St. Alban's, and without the bars of the said town, and in Pray, Playdell, Beaumont, Hempstede Abbots, Waltham, Beacheworth, Berkehamstede, Westwycke, Whethamstede, Redburn, Sarette, Watforde, Childewyk, Lecheworth, Flaunden, Dagnale, Hexton and Hexham, Herts; Wyng, Croston, Swanburn, and Brickhill Magna, Bucks; and in the town of Cambridge; which came to the King's hands by the dissolution of the said monastery. Greenwich, 3 July 20 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 6 July.
Pat. 20 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 32.
R. O. 2. Letters patent for the same.
Vellum. Great seal attached.
R. O. 3. Draft of the same.
Pp. 5, large paper.
6 July.
P. S.
Grant of the advowsons of the churches or rectories of Bynsey and St. Clement, in the suburbs of Oxford, St. Peter, in the bailiwick of St. Aldate and St. Michael, at the south gate of the university of Oxford, with all tithes, &c. thereto belonging; and 27s. annual rent in the town called Rolyerth and Churche Hill, Oxon; 3s. annual rent from a mill called "Saunford milne" in Yesterly, Oxon; 4s. annual rent from a messuage and "half-virgate" of land in Tackeley, Oxon; 10s. annual rent from a tenement and half virgate of land in Whateley, Oxon; 9s. annual rent from a messuage and a parcel of meadow in Kenyngton, Berks; 18s. annual rent in Abingdon, Berks, paid by the abbot and convent of Abingdon; all which came to the King's hands by the suppression of the monasteries of St. Frediswide and St. Nicholas, Litlemore, Oxon. Also the advowson of the church or rectory of Gyngemargarete alias Margarete Yng, Essex; an annuity of 5s. out of the manor of Barnarston Hall, Essex; all the marsh called Colharberd, in the parish of Alnethle, Essex; which came to the King's hands by the suppression of the monasteries of Blakamore and Wyk, Essex, and Lyesnes, Kent. Also all messuages, lands, &c. in the towns, hamlets and parishes of Gyngemargarete alias Margarete Yng, Ryvenhall, Falborne, Terling, and Fordam, Essex; which came to the King's hands by the suppression of the monasteries of Blakamore, Tiptre and Wyk, Essex. Also 26s. 8d. annual rent for a portion of tithes in Asshewyk, Suff.; 3s. 6d. annual rent for a portion of tithes in Hulton; and all messuages, lands, &c. in the towns, hamlets and parishes of Neyland, Stoke Neyland, Wyston, Bures, Reydon, Shelley, Benflete, Oteley, Wenham, Westowe, Gipswiche (Ipswich), Leighan, Stradbroke, Hacheston, Glenham, Blaksall, Rendham, Carleton, Saxmondeham and Benhale, Suff.; which came to the King's hands by the suppression of the monasteries of Horkesley Parva and Wykes, Essex, and Snape, Suff.; with knights' fees, advowsons and other appurtenances. Greenwich, 3 July 20 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 6 July.
Pat. 20 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 31.
Cott. App. 3.
B. M.
4474. [WOLSEY] to BULMER.
Has received his two letters, and thanks him for his pains in devising and sending them. Would rather that the matter concerning the parsonage of Rudby were heard between his own counsel and lord Conyers' than that it came before the law. As Bulmer is lord Conyers' friend, he can incline him to reason. Thanks him for the advertisement he sent him concerning the constable's demea[nor]. From my manor...
In Wolsey's hand; mutilated, p. 1.
6 July.
P. S. Rym. XIV. 265.
Mortmain licence to appropriate the rectory of Rudby, York., (of which the Cardinal has the patronage,) to Cardinal's college, Oxford, provided the vicarage in the said church be always kept up. Greenwich, 3 July 20 Hen. VIII. Del. Hampton Court, 6 July.
Pat. 20 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m.30.
7 July.
R. O. St. P. I. 310.
4476. DR. BELL to WOLSEY.
In consequence of the notice from Cooksey, under-sheriff of Worcestershire, of the state of the shire, left destitute by Compton's death, the King desires you will direct a commission to Sir Edw. Feres (or Ferrers), of Warwickshire, "for the finishing of this present year," unless you know of any more suitable person. He will make a further arrangement at your next repairing here. He desires you, by virtue of your legatine prerogative, to bestow the vicarage of Thaxted on his chaplain, Mr. Wilson, and the prebend in the college of Tamworth on his chaplain, Dr. Dyngle, vacant by resignation of his chaplain, Mr. Stapulles, for whose preferment he thanks you; and that the small benefice held by Forest, servant to the duke of Richmond, named Covyngton, in Huntingdonshire, be also given to Dyngle. He wishes the high stewardship of Salisbury to be given to his servant, Sir Edw. Baynton. He desires the rest of Compton's offices to be stayed; among others, the office of Furnesse, which he intends for Mr. Treasurer (Fitzwilliam) and Mr. Chancellor of the Duchy (More), as joint patentees. He orders me to tell you that himself, the Queen, and all others here are well, and the plague so far ceased that none have had the sweat these three days, except Mr. Butt. He is very desirous for your health, and that you will put aside all fear and phantasies, make as merry as you can, put apart all cares for the time, and commit all to God. Though he commends your virtuous and religious disposition, yet he ofttimes wishes your Grace's heart were as good as his is. He desires to have an answer to my former letter to you, concerning the election at Wilton. Tittenhanger, St. Thomas's Day.
Hol. Add. Endd.
Love Letters,
Since her last, Walter Welshe, Master Browne, Thos. Care, Yrion of Brearton, John Coke the potecary, are fallen of the sweat in this house, and, thank God, have all recovered, so the plague has not yet quite ceased here. The rest of us are well, and I hope will pass it. As for the matter of Wylton, my lord Cardinal has had the nuns before him, and examined them in presence of Master Bell, who assures me that she whom we would have had abbess has confessed herself to have had two children by two different priests, and has since been kept, not long ago, by a servant of lord Broke that was. "Wherefore I would not, for all the gold in the world, cloak your conscience nor mine to make her ruler of a house which is of so ungodly demeanour; nor I trust you would not that neither for brother nor sister I should so distayne mine honor or conscience. And as touching the prioress or dame Ellenor's eldest sister, though there is not any evident case proved against them, and the prioress is so old that of many years she could not be as she was named, yet notwithstanding, to do you pleasure, I have done that nother of them shall have it, but that some other good and well-disposed woman shall have it, whereby the house shall be the better reformed, whereof I ensure you it hath much need, and God much the better served. As touching your abode at Hever, do therein as best shall like you, for you know best what air doth best with you; but I would it were come thereto, if it pleased God, that nother of us need care for that, for I ensure you I think it long. Suche (Zouch) is fallen sick of the sweat, and therefore I send you this bearer because I think you long to hear tidings from us, as we do in likewise from you."
7 July.
R. O.
4478. STANISLAUS CZYPZAR, Consul of Cracow, to HENRY VIII.
The subjects of the king of Poland are grateful for the King's liberality to them in his kingdom. Has come to Antwerp, and brought from Poland at great hazard some hundreds of sables, which he begs to submit to his Majesty. Has letters from the chancellor Christopher de Schydlovyetz. Antwerp, 7 July 1528.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Sealed and add. Endd.
7 July.
R. O.
About a horse which he has bought for his brother. Edm. Foxe's wife sends thanks for the "letuse bonet" he sent her, and for the glass Mr. Subdean sent. She fears she cannot welcome him and the Subdean when they come to Salisbury. Asks him to speak to Cromwell, whose letters Chr. Chafyn doth little regard. If that is no use, wishes him to ask Mr. Waren to make the writer his deputy for the bailiwick of Salisbury; for as Waren's brother is slain, he has no deputy, but has asked Ant. Stileman to occupy the said room till his return from France, which will be at Michaelmas, if he can get leave from my lord's Grace (Wolsey). Salisbury, St. Thomas's Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To his right worshipful brother, Mr. Edward Foxe, att my lord Cardinalls place.
Otho, C. X. 218.
B. M. Burnet, I. 104.
In most humble wise that my poor heart can think, I thank your Grace for your kind letter and rich present, which I shall never be able to deserve without your help; "of the which I have hitherto had so great plenty that all the days of my life I am most bound, of all creatures, next the King's grace, to love and serve your Grace." I beseech you never to doubt that I shall ever vary from this thought while breath is in my body. As to your Grace's trouble with the sweat, I thank God those that I desired and prayed for have escaped,—namely, the King and you. I much desire the coming of the Legate, and, if it be God's pleasure, I pray Him to bring this matter shortly to a good end, when I trust partly to recompense your pains.
Hol., mutilated. Add.
8 July.
R. O.
Thanks him for the good blue dog he gave him when last at Stanford, but it went home to Ph. Stafford at Daventry the day after, and he has not got it since. Next time Cromwell comes to see him, will give him any "grewnde" (greyhound) he likes. Asks him for the tithes of Westhaddon at a reasonable rent. Supposes it is in his hands, unless Mr. Stranguisshe has it with his grant of Daventry. Stranguisshe has let most of Thropp fields till Holyrood Day in May for more than the old rent. Asks if he can have the whole or half at the old rent from that day. Desires an answer for the bearer. Stanford, 8 July.
Reminds him of his promise to his father for Tykford for his brother Antony.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the right worshipful Mr. Cromwell, besides the Austin Friars, London.
8 July.
R. O.
From the letters of the prothonotary Casale, Venice, 8 July.
The French ambassadors have been urgent with the Venetians for the restoration of the cities belonging to the Pope. Before they had given their answer, Dr. Stephen arrived, and asked an audience. They put it off till the next day, until they should have answered the French, which displeased him and myself; and, in order to put a stop to delay, we resolved to tell them that the answer to the French ambassadors was, in consequence of the alliance of the two crowns, an answer to us, and to beware of what they were doing. When Dr. Stephen was very pressing against all delay, they asked him to wait, alleging that after they had seen the urgency of this affair they had written to declare their intentions to the two Kings by their respective ambassadors; and though we affirmed that the meaning of our two Sovereigns on this matter was well known to us, we could get nothing from them.
The Germans have been defeated at Lodi, and had resolved to leave, had they not been dissuaded by Antonio de Leyva. They have been sent for by those at Naples. They asked the Pope for passage and supplies; on which the Venetians excused themselves for not restoring the Papal cities, on the plea that the Pope had sided with the Germans. They are now, however, well satisfied, having heard that the Pontiff will grant nothing, and will remain neutral. The lord St. Pôl will soon be here.
Lat., in Vannes' hand, pp. 3. Endd.
8 July.
R. O.
Wrote lately, desiring to be had in remembrance for some of Compton's offices held in Worcestershire and Warwickshire. Would like the sheriffwick of Worcestershire, and to be custos rotulorum of Warwickshire; also the stewardship of the see of Worcester, and the under-treasurership of England. His ancestors have in times past been the under-treasurers and stewards. Wolsey has always promised to help him; if he do so now, Throkmorton will be a benefactor to the building of his college at Oxford.
I waited for your Dean at Raunston these eight weeks; now he says he is not coming. Raunston, 8 July.
P.S.—Would be glad to know his pleasure by the bearer.
Hol., p. 1. Sealed. Add. Endd.
8 July.
R. O.
Would gladly have complied with the request in his letter of the 2 July, to allow the master of his works to take stone and "calions" out of her cliff of Herwiche; but on sending her receiver Danyell thither to meet Wolsey's chaplains, it was found little could be spared without injury to the town, as the cliff is not of stone, "but only the stone there remaining lieth as a forelonde to defend the same; if that were gone, the cliff to be washed away within short space." Wolsey may, however, have as much as can be safely spared. 8 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
8 July.
Titus, B. XI. 416. B. M. Ellis, 1 Ser. I. 191.
4485. R. GRUFFYTH to WOLSEY. (fn. 4)
20,000 Irishmen have come within these twelve months into Pembrokeshire, the lordship of Haverford West, and along the sea to St. David's. They are for the most part rascals out of the dominions of the rebel earl of Desmond; very few from the English pale. The town of Tenby is almost all Irish, rulers and commons, who disobey all the King's processes issuing from the exchequer of Pembroke, supposing their charter warrants them to do so. One of them, named Germyn Gruffith, is owner of two great ships, well appointed with ordnance. They will take no English or Welsh into their service. Last year, hearing of a great number of them being landed, the writer made a privy watch, and in two little parishes took above 200, and sent them to sea again. They have since returned with many more, all claiming kindred in the country, but he has ever since expelled them as before. Throughout the circuit there are four Irishmen to one English or Welsh. Order should be given that no man in these parts retain any Irishmen in his service, otherwise they will increase more and more. The mayor and town of Tenby have committed great riots, and unlawful assemblies, with divers extortions, as appears by indictments against them in the records of Pembroke. They have also aided and victualled the King's enemies at different times. Caermarthen, 8 July. Signed.
P. 1. Add. To my lord Legate's most noble grace. Endd.
9 July.
R. O. St. P. I. 312.
I delivered the King your letters, for which he thanks you, especially for the good news out of Italy from Dr. Stevyns. He has heard that my lady Marquese of Exeter is sick of the sweat, and he will therefore remove upon Saturday to Ampthill. He has ordered all who were in the Marquis's company to depart. He is glad you have made your will, "and ordered yourself anenst God," as he has done. He intends to send his will to you, by which you will perceive his hearty mind towards you above all men living. By the death of one of his chapel, divers gifts have fallen, which he desires may be stayed until you have further knowledge of his pleasure. "Also he desireth your Grace that he may hear every second day from you how you do; for I assure you every morning, as soon as he cometh from the Queen, he asketh whether I hear anything from your Grace." He has told Herytage what alterations he desires here. Tittenhanger, 9 July.
Hol. Add. Endd.
9 July.
Lettere di Principi, II. 105.
Notwithstanding Francis's promise to the Pope, Ravenna and Cervia are still retained by the duke [of Milan] and the Venetians. The king of England has instructed his ambassadors at Venice to insist on the restitution of those towns to the Pope. Viterbo, 9 July 1528.
10 July.
R. O. St. P. I. 313.
4488. BELL to WOLSEY.
I have declared to the King your pleasure concerning the election of the new abbess of Wilton, at which he is somewhat moved, remembering his advertisement of my former letters that the prioress should not have it, as he had promised it to certain friends of dame Elinor Care. And though on the report of the dissolute living of dame Elinor he was content to desist, and referred to your Grace that some able and religious woman should be preferred, his mind and expectation was that in no wise the prioress should have it; at which some will find themselves aggrieved. I would rather have parted with my goods that some other might have been elected. The King is surprised that you have given away the stewardship of Sarum, considering that his and your mind was to stay such offices for a time. He desired those rooms for Mr. Baynton. He proposes also to bestow other offices, and therefore desires you to stay them; amongst others, the office of Furnes. His pleasure is that Sir Edw. Feres be sheriff of Worcester till the close of this year, so that Cookessey occupy under him. The King is glad to hear of your health. Eight or nine have been sick, but in no jeopardy. Tomorrow the King removes to Hamptyll. 10 July.
Hol. Add. Endd.
10 July.
R. O.
Master Staples, the King's chaplain, has been put in possession of the hospital, after election, confirmation, &c., in accordance with Wolsey's letter and the King's pleasure signified to Tunstal before his departure from Greenwich. Dares not come to Wolsey, though he is anxious to see him, as nearly all his servants are troubled with the sweat. Had 13 of them sick at once, on St. Thomas's Day. I pray Jesu keep the King and your Grace from it! Has caused general procession to be made, and prayers offered for its cessation. Fulham, 10 July.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
10 July.
[Calig. E. I. II. ?] I. 35. B. M.
Asks the assistance of Wolsey in their present business. Writes more fully to the bishop of Bayonne, the French ambassador in England, for whom he desires credence. Fontainebleau, 10 July. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: Rmo, &c., Cardinali Eboracensi, totius Angliæ Primati ac Legato nato.
10 July.
Cal. E. II. 167. B. M.
4491. Jo. CARD. OF LORRAINE to MONS. DE BAYONNE, Ambassador in England.
Cannot get the fruits of his bishopric of Ther[ouenne], most of which is in the county of Arthois, though he has remonstrated with Madame and her council on the subject. Desires him to ask Wolsey, to whom he writes a letter of credence, to speak to the Flemish ambassadors and Madame in his favor, and to suggest to him that he will be thankful for a benefice in England. Fonteineb[leau], 10 July. Signed.
Fr., pp. 2, mutilated. Begins: Mons. de Baionne.
10 July.
R. O.
Wrote on the 8th, sending a letter from one of his spies. Sends him another of the same, showing that the people of these parts were more afeared than needed. The French merchants taken at St. Omer's were released within 24 hours. Calais, 10 July 1528, at 4 in the morning.
P.S.—The sweat has arrived, and has attacked many. Two only are dead: one, a gentleman of Lancashire, named Syngilton, "who was toward the religion of the Rhodes," the other a fisherman.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: "First."
10 July.
R. O.
Wrote at 4 in the morning, and sent a letter received yesterday from a spy. Was informed by the scourer of the West Pale that, notwithstanding the great storm, the inhabitants were driving their cattle to the Marches, and conveying their goods to Guisnes and to this town, by reason of a report that war should be proclaimed between England and France, at Boulogne, at 7. Sent out horsemen to inquire the grounds of it, and comfort the people, assuring them they had nothing to fear. A man has come from Abbeville, who said that upon Wednesday morning, at the opening of the gate, the peasants came and said with a loud voice that the Burgundians had broken the truce, and the Emperor refused to ratify it with England on that account. All this has arisen from the taking of prisoners at St. Omer's. Sends his spy's letter in proof. This morning 20 horsemen armed came from Boulogne to Guisnes, conveying a prisoner, who had been taken by the Burgundians and escaped; and if the writer had not sent horsemen, the inhabitants would have removed their goods and chattels. Four more are dead of the plague. One of the men was of the number of the two sent by my lord of Bath from Paris, named Denham, "a personage of goodly fashion, and marvellously well learned, both in Latin and Greek, but was also right excellent in musical instruments." The other was the keeper of the water-house, excellent in the science of geometry. Both of them were in good health yester even when they went to their beds. Calais, 10 July 1528.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.: "Second."
Cal. D. X. 405.
B. M.
"[Please it your] most reverend Grace ... my last letters to the same ... of the month past, I have written [a letter to Master Tu]ke, containing such matter and ... [in]closed in the same, that I doubt not but [ere now] he hath opened the whole unto your Gra[ce. I trust] I shall right shortly have knowledge of your [pleasure] concerning such things as were conteey[ned therein]. Nevertheless, because that in manner every ... things appear as of duty I must discharge ... advising your Grace of them, it [may please your Grace to] understand that though I have used all industry [to make the] East Pale clean from all suspicion of war, an[d persuaded the] inhabitants of the same to use their husbond[ry and] other businesses diligently without any shee ... because I hoped it should be the next mean [to cause the] captains on the frontiers to have the less su[spicion of war,] and also the less occasion to take any avaunta[ge of giving] the first blow, yet the people of the said paa[le are in] such a sudden fear that without advisement ... [they] have yesterday and yet continually bring in [their] cattle into this town, with which we are not ... to be daily more and more, but greatest doubt ... shall take the doing to the worst and ... advantage, to the ruin of t ... er of Sa * * * ... have so happen ... [h]ow for my part I have done ... er strained myself above my p[ower] ... n with corn, yet considering the soo ... s made by the French, and the great apparence ... [t]he King will join with the French king ag ... not only caused the most part of our prov[isions] ... pyd in the Emperor's countries, but also is a great let ... [p]artys of England there cometh almost nothing ... war ... the frontiers of France shall be so ... [tha]t they shall be in great peril of scarcity them[selves, co]ncyderynge that the frontiers of both parts be the ... ntres that other both princes hath. Wherefore ... [I] have advised your Grace of the premises after ... understanding, your Grace shall also understand that an ... [sh]all take place many things are to be considered por ... e for the sure weal and safe guard of this town, all ... n sure been most firmly printed in your gracious r[emembr]aunce. Nevertheless, because that by a long continuance [there ha]the been no war, but ... peace betwixt the hou[ses of En]gland and of Burgoyne, me seemeth under correction t ... many things are to be considered in this war wh[ich] ... tt be put in ure, when the war was but only b[etwixt England an]d France, for then it was no great business ... action of which there was alw[ays] * * *
Hol., badly mutilated.
10 July.
R. O.
Has received the King's letter by Nich. Denton. Marvels at the report sent to his Highness, that Dacre oppresses the tenants who served the Earl when he was warden, seeing that Dacre's father allowed the Earl, "after the discharge comen unto him," to let the King's lands about Carlisle, during the time the Earl was officer. Thinks as the Earl was discharged and Dacre appointed officer of the West Marches, he should in like manner allow him to occupy peaceably. As to the Earl's request by Thos. Blenkensop for part of the King's meadows, there are but two, called Brode Medowe and the Swift, of which he is willing the Earl should have one. Kirkoswald, 10 July.
Copy, p. 1. Headed: Copy of the lord Dacre's letter to the earl of Cumberland.
10 July.
R. O.
Power of attorney by John Higden, dean of the college, appointing Nicholas Gifforde and Hugh Whalley to take seisin of the suppressed monastery of Wallingford and its lands, &c. 10 July 1528.
Vellum. Part of a very magnificent seal attached.


  • 1. There is a mark for the insertion of a word here.
  • 2. "for the servant of his, Sheler," in the St. P.
  • 3. Tittenhanger.
  • 4. This letter has been already printed (Vol. III. App. 44) as of the year 1523, but it more probably belongs to this period.