Henry VIII: August 1525, 16-31

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August 1525

16 Aug.
R. T. 137. R. O.
1573. LOUISE OF SAVOY to the CHANCELLOR OF ALENÇON and DE VAULX, her Ambassadors in England.
Has received their letters, stating the reason of their remaining so long both with the king of England and his commissioners. Approves of their proceedings. The publication of the peace is very necessary. Sends the power which they requested. The Chancellor is writing to them about other matters, which they must get altered, if possible. Forwards letters from the King (Francis) to the king of England and the cardinal of York, who are to be assured that hereafter the King will send the instrument (celle) of which the ambassadors have transmitted the draft (la forme).
According to the Cardinal's advice, Louise has informed Francis of the conclusion of the treaty of peace, and prayed him to make no agreement or promise for his release, to the prejudice of his kingdom or of his honor, and, above all, not to surrender any of his territories. The duchess of Alençon is going to Spain in order to make known to Francis the Cardinal's advice. All Italy is opposed to the aggrandisement of the Emperor, and determined to assert its liberty. Will conduct the Duchess as far as the bridge of St. Esprit, and remain there to foster the affairs of Italy, especially the negotiations with the Pope and the Venetians, who desire the king of England should become the head of the league.
Whatever may have been reported to the cardinal of York, this realm is in a very peaceful condition. The dispute between the Grand Council and the Parliament of Paris was not detrimental to the authority of Francis or of Louise. Sends a commission for De Vaulx to pay the sums due by the treaty of peace. He is to treat with the duke of Suffolk and queen Mary touching the dowry. Desires that the dowry should be under the control (gouvernance) of the seneschal of Armagnac. "La partie des généraulx" is very unreasonable. Wishes to know how it came to be agreed on. Will send for Bernard Salviati, and despatch him to England, if possible. Would be greatly pleased if this first payment were made on the day of the publication of the peace, by means of the merchant of whom they have written. Tournon, 16 Aug.
French, pp. 3.
[Calig. E. I. II. ?]
I 224.
Part copy of the above.
Pp. 2, mutilated.
16 Aug. R. O. Rym. XIV. 45. 1574. FRANCE.
1. Commission by Louise the Regent to John Brinon and John J. de Vaulx, empowering them to undertake for the payment of two millions of gold crowns to Henry VIII., &c. Tours, 16 Aug. 1525.
R. O. 2. Draft of an article, stating that as a truce had been taken between the Regent of France and Margaret of Savoy, the king of England was no less inclined to peace.
Lat., p. 1. Some legal memoranda of no moment on the other side.
18 Aug.
Vit. B. VII. 183. B. M.
Cannot allow this courier to go without a letter to Wolsey, though there is but little to write. Is going shortly to a city where private business will keep him till the beginning of next month, and when that is settled will hasten to Rome, where he hopes to be able to serve the King and Wolsey.
Knows that Wolsey hears all the news from Spain. It is reported that the King has made fresh treaties with France. The Imperialists are said to be leading their forces to the Abdua (Adda), and to be holding reviews, hearing which the Venetians also keep their forces on their frontier. Ferdinand is raising foot to quiet the remaining insurrection, but many think they will be sent to join the army in Italy. There is wonderful news from Pannonia (Hungary), "consilii [re]gii mutatione;" that the Palatine is dismissed, and the Chancellor, Treasurer, and certain "publicani" cast into prison; that the King and the king of Poland wished to meet Ferdinand at Olmutz, in September, but it appeared he would not go. The Suabian league has restored many things to the Church from the insurgents. The card. of Salzburg is still besieged. The dukes of Bavaria and the league were going to his assistance. Bononia, 18 Aug. 1525. Signed.
Lat., pp. 2, mutilated.
There is an address at ƒ. 194 b. that probably belongs to this letter.
R. O. 1576. NORFOLK to WOLSEY.
Thanks him for his patent sealed, which he has received from Talmage. Sends by the bearer his patent of the Admiralty, which he could not find before, as it was among other evidences in coffers. Askes his favor in the matters the bearer will show. Honsdon, this Friday, at afternoon.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate.
18 Aug. R. O. 1577. The PRINCESS MARY.
1."Certain necessaries provided for the use of my lady Princess's household."
(1.) Bakehouse, Francis Flecher: 421 lbs. weights of lead, 26s.; a beam of iron, hooks, and scales, 12s. 4d.; 20 quarter sacks, 20s.; a great trevyte, 12s.; 2 grapes of iron, 4d.; 2 bread baskets, 4s. (2.) Pantry, Edmund Parker: a standard, 20s.; a gardeviances, 8s. (3.) Buttry, Hugh Thomas: 5 doz. leather pots, of a gallon each, 4l. 10s.; 12 gyspyns, of half a gallon each, 14s.; 2 jugs, of 4 gallons each, 8s.; a standard, 26s. 8d. (4.) Cellar,—Barlyng: a pair of flagon cases, 3s. 4d. (5.) Larder, Michael Walys: 2 trays, 12d.; 2 bread grates, 4s.; a brine tub, 10s.; a coll, 20d.; 2 coll stavys, 2½d.; a scoop of tree, 6d. (6.) Boiling House, Reynold Dennes: a great trevyte, 37s. 10d.; 2 collys of wood, 3s. 4d.; 2 scoops of wood, 12d.; a great copper kettle, 9l. 2s. 6d.; a great hoop of iron with ears for the said kettle, 13s. 6d. (7.) The Spicery, Richard Wilbram: a candlestick, 6d.; a brazen morter and pestle, 20s. 7d.; 9 weights of laten, 3s. 6d.; a piece of diaper, 26 ¾ yards, 7l. 11s. 11d.; for hemming 4 diaper tablecloths, 6 towels, and 4 doz. diaper napkins, 3s. 4d. (8.) Ewry, Thomas Lilborn: a chafer of brass, 6s. 10d.; a large standard, 30s. (9.) Chandry, Lawles, yeoman: a large beam of iron with scale and ropes; 2 leaden weights of½ hundredweight, 6s.; a hatchet to break wax, 8d.; 4 knives to cut wax, 2 ladles of brass, a pottle the piece, 4s. 8d. (10.) Saucery and Pastry, Peter Johnson: 10 doz. pewter saucers, 22s. 10d.; 4 flaskets, 2s.; 2 mincing knives, 2s. 8d.; 2 leather bottles, 6s. 8d.; a saffron bottle of tyne, 20d.; a pestle of iron, 20d. (11.) Kitchen, Oliver Hunt: a brass pot, 19s. 7d.; 4 copper pots, 16s.; a baill for a pot, 8d.; 4 brass ladles, 6s. 8d.; 4 scomers of brass, 6s. 8d.; 3 collaunders of brass, 6s.; 16 broches, round and square, 6l. 3s.; 4 frying pans, 6s. 8d.; 2 fire shovels, 4s.; 2 collocks, 5s. 8d.; a great gridiron, 8s. 8d. (12.) Scullery, Thos. Hewes: 60 doz. Pewter vessels, "whereof two garnish counterfeit," 29l. 7s. 10½d.; 2 standards to put vessels in, 46s. 8d.; a "besag" for vessel, 12s.; 2 coll baskets, 2s. (13.) Laundry, Cooke, yeoman: 2 bucking tubs, 4s. 4d.; a large washing stool, 6d.; 2 large hooped washing bowls, 2s.; 3 washing "betyllys," 3d.; a pail hooped, 6d.; 2 colls, 3s. 4d.; a coll staff, 1d. (14.) The Almery, John Davy: a tub with a cover for broken ale, 1s. 6d.; 2 baskets for fragments, 12d. (15.) The Scalding House, Sponer. (16.) Pultry, Buttill. (17.) Stable, Bury: 3 yards of green cloth, 12s.; 1 dozen brushes, 3s.; a coll with a staff, 21d. (18.) Counting house, Vaulx: 3 cushions, 21s. 3d. For the Clerk of the Market with the Princess: "A true yard of iron sealed by the standard," 2s.; a large pair of balances, 4s. 8d.; 12 lbs. of laten weights of divers sorts sealed, 6s. 8d.; 4 different measures of brass, from a gallon to a pint, 16s.; "a masking iron with the Princess' bagge to sign yards and measures withal," 2s.; carriage of stuff from London to Reading, 4l. 10s.; Ric. Cook's costs from Thornbury to Bristol, 3s. 4d.; John Bury's from Gloucester to Tewkesbury, 2s. 4d.; the parcels of Brussels received of Mr. Windsor, being 14 tablecloths, in all 91 ells. Towels, 14¾ ells. Cupboard cloths.
Pp. 9.
R. O. 2. Damasks received of William Buttrye, and delivered to divers servants of the Princess; viz., to Christopher Hales and Richard Hassall, learned counsel; John Russell, secretary; William Harriett, Roger Lighe, and Ric. Camme, gentlemen ushers; and two cup bearers, one carver, one sewer, two sewers of the Chamber, six gentlemen waiters, one herald (Chester), one pursuivant (Wallingford), two serjeants-at-arms, one cofferer, one clerk comptroller, one gentleman of the Cellar, one clerk of the Spicery, one clerk of the Kitchen, one marshall of the Hall (Thos. Grevile), one sewer of the Hall, and to John Bury of the Stable, the lord Fereys's son, Sir Ralph Egerton's son, and Hugh Pigott, the master cook. The names of all the above officers are given. Total of blue and green damask, 348¼ yards, the delivery of which is witnessed by these signatures: Jeiliz Grevile, Jo. Exon, Rauff Eggerton, Ric. Sidnour.
ii. Further deliveries to Mr. Hassylrige, gentleman usher, and Claudyon, the minstrel; to the master of the Horse, and 9 of the Council; viz., lord Dudley, lord Ferrys, Sir Ralph Egerton, Sir Giles Grevile, comptroller, Sir William Morgan, vice-chamberlain, Sir Edward Croft, master porter, Mr. Salter, Mr. Bromeley, and Mr. Vaughan.
iii. Cloth delivered to the Princess's servants, councillors' servants, and others; viz., to five of the lady governess's servants in the Princess's livery of blue and green, seven of the lord President's, six of the lord Dudley's, five of the lord Ferrys', four of Mr. Chancellor's, four of Mr. Treasurer's, three of Mr. Comptroller's, three of Mr. Vice-Chamberlain's, three of Mr. Treasurer of the Chamber, two of Mr. Almoner's, three of Mr. Porte's, two of Mr. Crofte's, two of Mr. Salter's, two of Mr. Bromley's, two of Mr. Secretary's, two of Mr. Attorney's, one of Mr. Solicitor's, one of the Princess's launder, one of the keeper of the Vestry, two yeomen ushers of the Chamber, four of the Wardrobe of Beds, two of the Wardrobe of Robes, seventeen yeomen of the Chamber, six grooms of the Chamber, two messengers, five of the Bakehouse, four of the Pantry, three of the Cellar, four of the Buttry, three of the Chaundrey, six of the Kitchen, four of the Larder and Boiling house, three of the Poultry, two of the Scalding-house, four of the "Squyllary" (Scullery), four of the Saltry and Pastry, four of the Hall, three of the Ewry, two of the Laundry, two of the Almory, five of the Accatry, twelve of the Stable, three porters at gate, three footmen, one wafferer. By commandment: John Estefilde, Humfrey Calfilde, Mr. Hasilrige, Thos., keeper of the Princess's nag, Rudge, cupmaker, Edward Bigges. Total, 525 yards at 4s. per yard.
iv. The following are at 3s. 4d. per yard:—12 ladies and gentlewomen servants, 1 chamberer's servants, 2 of Mr. Fetherston's servants, 3 of the clerk of the closet and chaplains, 4 gentlemen ushers, 4 cupbearers, carvers, and sewers, 2 sewers of the chamber, 11 gentlemen waiters, 1 poticary's servant, 2 harods' (heralds') servants, 2 serjeants-at-arms servants, 2 of the Cofferer, 2 of the Clerk of the Green cloth, 1 of the clerk Comptroller, 2 of the clerk of the Kitchen, 1 of the Spicery, 1 of the Avery, 2 of the master of the Horse, 1 gentleman of the Cellar, 1 of Mr. Coke (Master Cook ?), 2 of the marshal and sewer of the Hall, 7 porters, scowerers and turners of the Kitchen, 1 water carrier, 1 keeper of the place. Total, 729 yards. Signed: Ric. Sydnor—Jo. Exon.—Rauff Eggerton—Jeilez Grevile.
Pp. 15.
R. O. 3. Wolsey to Sir Andrew Windsor.
Signifies to him the King's command to furnish certain stores for the Princess's household, of which a list is subjoined, and send them by "such carts as now shall come from Bristowe, Thornebury, and the parties thereabout."
ii. List referred to:—A coffer and gardivian, with furniture for an altar in the closet, with vestments, &c. Furniture of 3 altars in the chapel. "Two sorts of copes and vestments with a diacon and sub-diacon." Two pair of vestments for the high altar, and 4 for two other altars. 4 mass books. 8 corporasses with their cases. 4 superaltaries. 2 cushions of cloth of gold, and 2 of crimson velvet; with other articles, and a list of bedding. Signed: T. Carlis. Ebor.
R. O. 4. The Princess's Council to Sir Andrew Windsor, Sir John Dauncy, and Sir William Skevington.
Have no doubt that they are informed of the King's pleasure touching such ordnance and artillery as should be delivered for the Princess into the marches of Wales, and for despatching the payments for carriage by land or water. Desire that the two gunners John Rauffe and Laurence Clayton, and the armourer William Carter, now being the Princess's servants, may have livery coats of the Princess's colors. Reading Abbey, 18 August. Signed: Jo. Exon., president—Water Deveroux—Edward Dudley—Rauff Eggerton—Jeiliz Grevile—Ric. Sydnor—Peter Burnell—E. Croft.
P. 1. Add.
R. O. 5. Wolsey to Sir Andrew Windsor.
For delivery to Dr. Buttes, who is appointed physician to my lady Princess, of a livery of blue and green in damask for himself, and in cloth for his two servants; also a cloth livery for the apothecary. Hampton Court, 14 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
R. O. 6. Two receipts by James Vaughan for money for buying horses.
R. O. 7. John Bishop of Exeter and Sir Ralph Eggerton to Sir Andrew Windsor.
Warrant to advance money to James Vaughan, master of the Horse with the Princess, for buying palfreys, because she is disappointed of some that were to have been sent her by divers abbots. The More, 9 Aug. Signed.
ii. A receipt by James Vaughan for 12l., dated 9 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII., is subjoined on the same paper.
P. 1.
R. O. 8. Receipt given by John Bury, clerk of the Princess's "Averey," to Sir Andrew Windsor, for certain parcels of stuff, viz., tablecloths and towels for the Princess's Ewry. Dated 18 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII. Signed.
R. O. 9. Indenture dated 11 August.. Hen. VIII. between Sir Andrew Windsor, [keeper of the] wardrobe, on the one part, and ... on the other, touching the delivery of certain cloth of gold.
Fragment, very mutilated.
R. O. 10. Wolsey to Sir Andrew Windsor.
Signifies the King's pleasure that he deliver to Sir Philip Calthorp and the lady his wife 12 yards black velvet for a gown. The More, 14 Aug. Signed.
In Tuke's hand, p. 1.
R. O. 11. Household accounts of the princess Mary from 1 Oct. 16 Hen. VIII. to 11 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.
Received by Sir Hen. Wyatt, 1,100l. Hides, &c. of sheep and oxen, 26l. 12s. 6d.= 1,126l. 12s. 6d.
[Pistrinum]: 120 qu. 2 b. 3 p. corn, with furnage, 35l. 18s. 4d. 1½ q. Buttery: 106 tuns 3 barrels 21 gals. ale, at 25s. a tun; 2 tun 1 hhd. Gascon wine, 14l. 18s. 4d.; empty casks, carriage to Richmond, Ditton, Asher, &c., = 171l. 18s. 2d. Pantry: 28 doz. bread, at 12d. a doz., 28s. Wardrobe: spices, 28l. 6s. 0¾d.; 1,201 lb. wax, 33l. 2s. 6½d.; a wax taper for the Feast of the Purification, 14s. 4½d.; candles, torches, washing, &c. = 101l. 16s. 9¼d. Kitchen: fish, 37l. 16s. 2d. = 44l. 14s. 7d. Emptoria: 45 oxen, at 21s. 11d.; 372 sheep, at 2s. 4d.; 139 calves, at 3s. 4½d.; 25 pigs, 69s. 2d.; bacon, cod, eels, salmon, pasturage for the cattle, &c., 230l. 2s. 2d. Poultry: lambs, kids, honey, oil, &c., 109l. 18s. 2½d. Scullery: 1,894 qu. Charcoal, 36l. 4s. 11½d.; herbs and necessaries = 40l. 16s. 10d. Saucery: 7 qu. 2 b. 3 p. of wheat flour, 41s. 2¼d.; herbs, &c. = 8l. 8s. 2¼d. Hall and Chamber: 14,600 tallwood, 30l. 8s. 4d.; 13,550 fagots, 18l. 12s. 1d., &c., = 55l. 0s. 4d.
Stable: Fodder, shoeing, &c. of the Princess's two horses, 11l. 19s. 8d. Wages, for three quarters of a year, 134l. 9s. 8¼d. [Offerings and Alms], 25s. Ferryage and boat hire, 20l. 5s. 7d.
To Thos. Tamworth, auditor, for examining the account.
Total, 972l. 12s. 8d. 2½ q.
Allowance for surplusage of the last account, 67l. 19s. 3d. 2½q.; for sheep and cattle dead of murrain, 7l. 11s. 2d.
Remainder, 78l. 9s. 3d. 2½ q.
Latin. A roll. Signed by Daunce and Hales.
R. O. 12 List of the Princess Mary's household servants, with their wages for six weeks ended 12 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.
James Vaughan, master of the Horse, "se iijcio per dictas vj. septimanas," 20s. William Muklowe, cofferer, "se iijcio per idem tempus," 20s. Henry Lacy, attorney general, "se ijdo per idem tempus," 15s. Richard Wilbramme, clerk of the Spicery, "se ij. per idem tempus," 15s. Thomas Grevile, marshal, "se ijdo per idem tempus," 14s. John Burye, clerk of the Stable (Clericus avener'), "ijdo per diem tempus," 15s.
The following receive at the rate of 1s. 6d. and 1s. 2d. a week for grooms:—Ric. Higgins, yeoman of the Hall; Henry Colier, clerk of the Jewel-house; Ric. Acton, yeoman usher of the Chamber; Thomas Palmer, groom of the wardrobe of Robes; George Bradley, yeoman, and Oliver Smyth and Thomas Masyn, grooms, of the wardrobe of Beds; Maurice Glynne, Nicholas Purfrey, David Lloide, Ranulph Wright, John Cruche, Thos. Gruff, Thos. Bulkley, John Roodon, Meric Lewes, Hugh James, Giles Saincton, Henry ap David, Richard Heyton, Thomas Wod and Thos. Amyas, yeomen of the Chamber; Robt. Eyton, groom of the Chamber; John Baker, yeoman of the Bakehouse; Bobt. Burton, groom of the Pantry; William Baldewyne and Robt. Barling, grooms of the Cellar; John Inkley and Thos. Cristmas, grooms of the Buttry; Thos. Lewes, yeoman, and Ric. Gruff, groom of the Chandry; Henry Ligh, sub-clerk of the Kitchen; John Rose, groom of the Poultry; Robt. Brisley, groom of the Scalding-house; Humphrey Androwes, groom of the Scullery; John Lighe and Hugh Lewes, yeomen, and John Norice, groom of the Hall; Thos. Lilborne, yeoman, and William Ferne, groom, of the Hall; Richard Coke, yeoman, and Ric. Browne, [groom], of the Laundry (?); John David, yeoman, and John Butler, groom, of the Almonry; William Forde, yeoman, and Thos. Savage and Robt. Clere, grooms, of the Acatry; Humphrey Fulk, yeoman, and Ranulph Brereton, William Benet, Thos. Smy[th], Henry Dering, John Bell, William Chester, John Higgis, Edward Porter, and John Philippis, grooms, of the Stable, and John Barthelmewe, yeoman of the Stable; John Williams, yeoman porter, and Edward Goughe, groom porter; William Penzon and John Reynolde, grooms footmen.
Allowances for servants of officers, at 9s. each:—The lord President, for 6 servants, 54s.; lord Ferres, steward, for 4; Sir Ralph Egirton, treasurer, for 3; Sir Giles Grevile, 2; Ric. Sidenor, treasurer of the Chamber, 2; John Russell, secretary. With allowances for expences to William Muklowe, cofferer, and William Cholmeley, clerk of the Kitchen, 26s.8d. Total, 40l. 4s. 8d.
Signed: Jo. Exon.—Walter Deveroux—Edward Dudley—Rauff [Egerton]. Rec. per me, T. Vaulx.
R. O. 13. The names of all the ladies and gentlemen who are to accompany the Princess into Wales; with the quantity of black velvet allowed to each.
Lady Salisbury, lady Katharine Grey, Mrs. Katharine Mountecue, Mrs. Elizabeth Poole, Mrs. Custaunce Poole, Mrs. Anne Knevet, Mrs. Dannet, Mrs. Baker, Mrs. Cecill Dabridgecourt, Mrs. Frances Elmer, Mrs. Anne Rede, Mrs. Marie Wycter, Mrs. Petir, Mrs. Anne Dannet and Mrs. Anne Darell. Mrs. Parker and Mrs. Geynes are to have black damask.—Memoranda in the margin of the delivery of the velvet to each of the ladies by Mr. Ley, J. Scutte, Mr. Wheeler and Ric. Hoge. Signed by Wolsey.
18 Aug.
R. T. 137. R. O.
Have been twice with the Cardinal, the bishop of Hail (Ely) and others. On the first occasion all that had been negociated was again reviewed; viz., the principal treaty, to which, in the article about liberation of hostages, they have added, at our request, deliverance of all prisoners of war, subjects of either king, except the prince of Orange, and others of like quality; also the treaty of obligation, on which we have at last gained our point of discharging you from the obligation they required to obtain the ratification of Francis after his deliverance; also the article of the duke of Albany, from which we have got a clause expunged, about the government of Scotland, which appeared to be very rigorous; also the forms of ratifications promised, of the princes and towns, in which they insist on a clause being added, that each of them shall procure that Francis, two months after coming to his liberty, shall deliver new letters of obligation to the king of England; which we think should not be refused. Wolsey has represented to them that their powers are insufficient, and advises that new powers be given to them, similar to those of the Admiral, the bishop of Paris, and Villeroy in the last treaties. Wolsey wishes Louise's confirmation to be divided into five letters, viz., of the treaties of peace; of obligation; of her promise to get Francis's ratification; of her promise to get Francis to continue payment; and of her promise to pay, by herself and her successors, the sum agreed on. Think three documents should be enough. To put an end to disputes, have, subject to her pleasure, and by way of memorial, signed the treaties of peace and of obligation of depredations; and the article of Albany, with the minute of ratifications of the princes and towns. Also, to prevent further changes of purpose, have got the king of England, Wolsey, the dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, the archbishop of Canterbury, and others, to sign the two principal treaties, under promise from us to keep them secret till everything be completed. Besides what was granted before the rupture of Italy, there is only 299,542 crs., at 35 sous the cr.,—a less sum than you have understood.
On their second interview, understanding that the abstinence of war had not been published in England,—that, notwithstanding its publication in France, prizes had been taken off the coast of Normandy,—and that, according to the agreements, the treaty of peace was not to be published until ratifications had been delivered, which was to be in three months, we entered on the discussion of a truce to last till 1 Dec., viz., during the three months of the ratifications, and over. This we have arranged and signed, subject to your pleasure. A difficulty was made about the last article, touching couriers and ambassadors, which is altogether to their advantage; but matters are so far advanced that we thought it better not to refuse them. Have also granted provisionally that the English shall have safe-conducts whenever they wish to send through France. Have detained this messenger for two days, awaiting the publication of the truce, which has been signed, and will be brought to London tomorrow for publication. Understand that the Comptroller, John Danse (?), is sent to Dover to dismiss (pour licencier) all the ships of war, and that the captain of Guisnes is also despatched to disband the extra garrison of Guisnes and of Pont de Myeullant, so that the truce will be published tomorrow without fail. I have sent notice to Du Biez by the bearer. London, 18 Aug.
P.S.—Since writing, the truce has been published in London, with the usual solemnities.
French, pp. 4.
19 Aug.
R. O.
The French continually complain to them that they are deceived by the abstinence of war proclaimed by Wolsey; they are daily spoiled of their goods and ships, and dare not resist through fear of the penalty. Enclose a letter just received from the seneschal of Boulogne, asking for restitution of ships and goods, and the publication of the truce. A delay will cause much harm, and it will be only just for him to remedy it. London, 19 Aug.
Have just heard of the publication of the truce at London, at which they are much rejoiced. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.: R., &c. Carli Eboracensi, legato a latere et cancellario, &c.
23 Aug.
Calig. E. II. 128. B. M.
... at the repair of Fitzwilliam into these parts ... sufficient instructions concerning ... discharge of the crews at Guisnes. Will apply himself to it with all dexterity. Is thankful to Wolsey for having procured to him the reversion of the lord chamberlainship, and that he shall have the castle of [Guisnes] in the same manner as Sir William Fitzwilliam held it. Hopes he will not be deprived of the advantages he derives from the treasurership, considering his great poverty, with out some equivalent to keep him out of debt. The treasurership was held by the late lord Vaux with the farm of Marke and Oye, which the King now proposes to keep in his hands. Begs he may have the little grange, &c., held by Wyndebank before Vaux, with all its appurtenances and rights. His income does not exceed 300 or 400 marks a year. The abstinence of war was proclaimed yesterday at Calais. Hears that the King has granted Sir. Rob. Jerningham the [captainship] of Newnhambridge. Calais, 23 Aug. Signed.
Mutilated. pp. 4.
24 Aug.
Calig. B. I. 114. B. M.
Has received his loving letter, dated Windsor, 31 July, and in company with Magnus has delivered the King's gift to his sovereign, "convenient for his pleasure baith of hunting and halking." Edinburgh, 24 Aug. Signed.
P.1. Add.
24 Aug.
Galba, B. VIII. 196. B. M.
Wrote from Bolduke on the 11th, and on the 13th to Tuke, enclosing two letters to Wolsey from Russell. Encloses another, which he received today. His foot is very painful, and puts him to great cost. Was forced to stay at Bolduke four days after my Lady left on Our Lady's eve. She has since been travelling hither by land, and arrived yesterday afternoon,—Wingfield, who came by water, arriving in the forenoon. Met her as she entered the palace, and conveyed her from her litter to her chamber. Asked if she had received any news from Spain, Italy, or Almain since he saw her. She said, None; and was surprised Wm. des Barres, her secretary, was so long in coming from Spain through France. She said John de la Sawte had returned from England the day before, and that, though the post she had last sent to Spain had been detained eleven days at Wolsey's desire, she had not heard that the Emperor's ambassador in England had been made privy to anything treated by the president of Rouen and John Joachim, but she was glad to know the King and Wolsey were in good health, for she had no doubt all secret matters were so well handled between the King and the Emperor that they must take effect to the honor of both.
Visited Hochstrate before leaving the Court, who came to this village in the morning by a different way from my Lady, having been attacked with the gout at Bolduke. He had received a letter from Rokkendolf, who lay at Roussillon with certain Almains, informing him that the marquis of Brandenborg, who fell, with a horse, in riding towards Valencia, of which he was Viceroy, on hearing of the French king's landing there, is dead of a fever from the accident. Lord Waleyn, eldest son of Berghes, is also dead of a fever aggravated by an old disease; so that Lord Greneberg, who is now Lord Waleyn, is likely to have great possessions if he survive his father; "nevertheless, when he hath attained the same, he is the first that shall part therefro." Desires to know where he shall have money for his diets. Has lived by borrowing since St. Margaret's day. If the King have no greater business in these parts thinks it might be committed to a "lydger" here, with much less charge; for though the King has diminished the diets which he had enlarged, Wingfield's expences are much greater than they were in time past. In the fair village of Haage, St. Bartholomew's day, 1525.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
25 Aug.
Bradford, p. 144.
I have received yours by Montmorency, and have sent a safe-conduct to Madame d'Alençon, who, I hope, will come with powers to conclude a peace. Toledo, 25 Aug.
P.S.—I send De Bossu to solicit the deliverance of the prince of Orange. I have chosen De Praet to be my ambassador at your court.
25 Aug.
Bradford, p. 146.
The viceroy of Naples has arrived with Montmorency, and brought your letter. I am glad to find you inclined to peace, and have sent a safe-conduct to Madame d'Alençon for that purpose. Toledo, 25 Aug. 1525.
25 Aug.
Bradford, p. 147.
Since the arrival of the archbishop of Ambrun I have intended to send some confidential person to the court of France, and have selected you as one in whom I have the greatest confidence. You will use the cipher you have received, and have the same wages as in England. With your good and loyal services there we are highly satisfied. Toledo, 25 Aug. 1525.
25 Aug.
Bradford, p. 151.
I have received your letters by Richard, with a copy of the treaty concluded by you, but I am dissatisfied that it has been done without my instructions. I have, therefore, told the ambassadors of England and those of France that I shall not abide by it. Before Richard's coming, I was in communication for a general abstinence, and have concluded a treaty with the English ambassadors more to my credit than yours. You make England your ally, and promise no assistance to the enemies of France, which is much more favorable to England than to me. I send you a copy of the abstinence. Toledo, 13 (fn. 1) Aug.
P.S.—I send to John de la Sauch the duplicate of a despatch sent by me to England. I have ratified the neutrality of Burgundy. Toledo, 15* Aug.
25 Aug.
Poli Epist. I. 390.
1587. BEMTO to POLE.
Explains how it was that a letter he had intended for Pole had not reached its destination. Fell ill immediately after writing it, and his secretary omitted to send it. The letter was dropped among the pages of a copy of Cicero's Epistles, and on turning them over Bembo found it. Desires his compliments to Pace. Ex Noniono, 8 kl. Sept. 1525.
Poli Epist.
I. 388.
1588. BEMBO to POLE.
Has received Pole's letters. Is glad that he is pleased with Bembo's treaties, De Imitatione. Speaks highly of Pole's indefatigable studies, and the vast extent of his reading. He is highly commended by Ghiberti, who intends to commend Pole to Clement VII. Rome.
26 Aug.
Vit. B. VII. 184. B. M.
1589. CLERK to WOLSEY.
Matters are still in the same perplexity. There is no more certainty about the accord between the E[mperor] and the French king, or between England and France, as reported by the French. There is [news] from Spain that the Emperor will marry [the daughter of] Portingale, and the French king the Emperor's sister, and he will then be content to part with half Burg[undy]. However, this is only by private men's letters. It is true that Bourbon is sent [for], but the galleys that will take him are not yet arrived. Madame Dalanson is departed into... They write from Spain that the Emperor will conclude nothing with France till Bourbon's cu[ming], and it is therefore thought that he will have some respect to the King's highness.
The Pope is not in the greatest quietness, nor will be till he sees further to what these practices of Spain and England with France will frame. He is right well contented that Christian princes should incline to peace, but Clerk thinks he would be glad to have an oar in the treating thereof. Has often shown him that he need not doubt about any agreement of England and France, for it would be with as large comprehension of and as much benefit to him as he himself could devise, and assured him that Wolsey would provide for its being so. To this he has always answered that his whole trust was in Wolsey. Heard that, to gratify the Emperor, he had sent, of his own accord, the dispensation necessary for the marriage with Portingale, but he will not "be a knowne therof." Has advised him not to be hasty in that matter; and he says he will not. Did not speak with him at the despatching of this courier, for he has somewhat sequestered himself in consequence of the pestilence, and few men resort to him unless in matters of importance. Clerk himself also has been "half a crazyd" with the toothache these seven or eight days, but is now well amended again. Rome, 26 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 3, mutilated. Add.: "To my lord Legate's good grace in London." Endd.
26 Aug.
R. O.
Desires restitution to be made to James King, merchant, of Edinburgh, whose ship was plundered on her return from Flanders, 19 Aug., by Master Akeris, dwelling in Blaknye. Edinburgh, 26 Aug. Signed.
P.1. Add. Endd.
26 Aug.
R. O.
Has received his letter dated the More, 25 Aug. Will be with him on Tuesday. Thanks him for his offer of a lodging, but would be well contented to stop with his old host, the vicar of Rigmansworthe, Wolsey's chaplain. Thanks him for the cheer he showed him at his last visit. Otford, 26 Aug. Signed.
P.1. Add.: "To, &c., my lord Cardinal of York and legate de Latere."
27 Aug.
R. O. St. P. IV. 390.
In favor of Mr. John Cheseholme, the bearer, who is sent to England to procure a safe-conduct for Rob. Barton and himself to pass and repass with merchandise for one year. Has often written of the help he has had from him and Patrick Sinclair, in spite of threats that they would be banished from Edinburgh or put in prison. Edinburgh, 27 Aug. Signed.
Add. Endd.
27 Aug.
R. O. St. P. IV. 391.
The lord Chancellor, who is at Dunfermline, has sent two of his chaplains to Magnus to request that Wolsey will write to the bishop of Bath for the preferment of one of his kinsmen to the abbacy of Melrose, which he is assured has not yet been given away, for want of money of the other competitor. Edinburgh, 27 Aug. Signed.
Add. Endd.
27 Aug. 1594. For ST. MARY'S, CHESTER.
Assent to the election of Margery Tayliour as prioress. The More, 27 Aug.
Pat. 17 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7.
28 Aug.
R. T. 137. R. O.
Sends the power they asked for to treat with queen Mary and the duke of Suffolk about the dower of the former. Has already sent by De Vaulx's nephew the amended power, with copy of the regency granted to her by Francis. Begs them to conclude promptly, which will be for the good of all parties, as Wolsey will doubtless acknowledge. Considers the principal matters already settled, but not in a state for publication. Has ordered the Chancellor to give them an answer. They will understand what she has done for the protection of the powers of Italy, especially with the Pope, whose overtures she sends to be communicated to Wolsey. Sends also the copy of a truce made in Spain to last till 1 January, which they may also show to Wolsey, as the king of England is a contracting party, though, no doubt, it has been sent him already.
Her daughter, the Duchess, has set out for Spain, mainly to see the King her brother, and tell him the state of matters between France and England. There is such good order in all Christendom that there is no occasion to hasten on his delivery in a fashion discreditable to his kingdom. Is returning towards Lyonnoys and the frontier of Italy. France is in excellent order. Desires news of the good health of the king and queen of England, the Princess, and Cardinal. Montelymart, 28 Aug.
Fr., pp. 2.
29 Aug.
R. O. St. P. IV. 392.
My lord of Richmond removed yesterday from York to Sheriff Hutton, where he remains in good health. He was attended out of York by Sir Marmaduke Constable, the elder, Sir Will. Constable of Hatfeld, and Edw. Gowre, Esq. Received at York Wolsey's letters by John Uvedale, the Duke's secretary, with the letters patent, commissions of oyer and terminer, &c., the book of diets, check roll and instructions signed by the King, as contained in a paper signed by Wolsey. Hope this will prevent the late enormities being repeated. Proclamations are already made of the oyer and terminer to begin at Newcastle on Monday before Michaelmas Day. Bulmer, Tempest, Evers and Rob. Bowes left eight days ago for Northumberland. Have never suggested to the King, as Uvedale said, that they should have a chapel like the lords Darcy and Latimer. Advise that it be deferred for the present. Sheriff Hutton, 29 Aug. Signed by Brian Higdon, Sir W. Parre, Godfrey Foljambe, T. Dalby and W. Frankeleyn, Ric. Page, John Palsgrave and John Uvedale.
Add. Endd.
30 Aug.
Cal. B. III. 89. B. M. St. P. IV. 400.
By advice of a worshipful woman, late mistress to her son the King, has spoken with the King and Council for her coming hither. The latter were quite favorable, saying it should never be to her disadvantage: the King felt otherwise. She has no cause to distrust England or Magnus, and she might do much good about the King's person, attending to the suits of poor people, and getting their prayers. Edinburgh, 30 Aug.
Headed: Copy of a letter lately sent by T. Magnus to the queen of Scots.
30 Aug.
Galba, B. VIII. 198. B. M.
Demanding restitution for a ship of Alonse de Civille, whose factor, Martin de Guynee, having obtained a safe-conduct from the Emperor and England, was plundered in the neighbourhood of Lisbon, whither he had meant to carry his goods, by some Englishmen pretending to be Portuguese. The captors carried the ship to San Lucar in Spain, and having disposed of its cargo fled by night, and brought the ship to London. Hague, 30 Aug. '25.
Fr., p. 1. Copy.
30 Aug.
R. O.
Lease by William Bolton, prior of St. Bartholomew's in West Smythefelde, London, to Ric. Hawkes of London, of the lands called Iremongers in the parish of St. Pancras, Kentish Town, Midd., 30 Aug. 1525, 17 Hen. VIII.
P. 1.
30 Aug.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 48.
1600. TREATY at the MORE.
1. French counterpart of the treaty at the More. The More, 30 Aug. 1525. Signed by Brinon and Joachim.
Lat., vellum.
R. O. 2. Draft of the English counterpart of the same.
Lat., pp. 34, imperfect.
Cal. D. IX. 16.
B. M.
3. Another draft of the same. Signed by Sir T. More.
Camb. Univ.
E. e. IV. 27. f. 144.
4. Part draft of the preceding.
R. O.
Rym. XIV. 57.
5. Oaths of the French commissioners, Brinon and Joachim, to the treaty at the More. 30 Aug. 1525.
Lat., vellum.
R. O.
Rym. XIV. 58.
6. Treaty of obligation for the payment of certain sums to the king of England at stipulated periods. The More, 30 Aug. 1525. Signed by Brinon and Joachim.
Lat., vellum.
Cal. D. IX. 38.
B. M.
7. Draft of the same. Signed by Wolsey.
R. O. 8. Draft of an article of a treaty between Henry VIII. and the queen mother of France, respecting money due from France to England, &c.
Lat., pp. 6.
R. O.
Rym. XIV. 69.
9. Treaty for payment of the arrears of the dowry of Mary the French queen. The More, 30 Aug. 1525. Signed by Brinon and Joachim.
Lat., vellum.
R. O.
Rym. XIV. 70.
10. Treaty assessing and arranging depredations between the two countries. The More, 30 Aug. 1525. Signed by Brinon and Joachim.
Lat., vellum.
R. O.
Rym. XIV. 74.
11. Treaty for comprehension of the king of Scots on certain conditions. The More, 30 Aug. 1525. Signed by Brinon and Joachim.
Lat., vellum.
Cal. D. IX. 62.
B. M.
12. Draft of the same. Signed by Wolsey and Brinon.
R. O.
Rym. XIV. 75.
13. Articles excluding Albany from Scotland during the King's minority. Dated and signed by Brinon and Joachim.
Cal. D. IX. 66.
B. M.
14. Draft of the preceding. Signed by Wolsey, Norfolk, Suffolk, Warham, and the bp. of Ely; other signatures lost.
R. O.
Rym. XIV. 74.
15. Copy of the article qualifying the comprehension of Scotland. (fn. 2)
Lat., pp. 3.
Calig. D. IX.
80. B. M.
1601. TREATY at the MORE.
Form of ratification by Louise, duchess of Angoulême, of the treaty of obligation. Signed by Wolsey, Warham, the dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, H. marquis of Exeter, Ni. bp. of Ely, Sir Hen. Guldeford, Sir Will. Fytzwylliam, and Sir Thos. More.
Lat., pp. 2, mutilated.
R. O. 1602. 'TREATY at the MORE.
1. Forms of the obligations to be taken by Louise, Charles duke of Vendôme, and the city of Paris, for observing the treaty of the More; with a clause to the effect that new letters of obligation shall be issued by Francis within two months after he obtains his liberty. Signed by Wolsey, Brinon, and Joachim. (fn. 3)
Draft, Lat., pp. 12.
R. O. 2. Extracts from the treaties made at the Moore on 30 Aug. 1525.
Lat., in a hand of James I.'s time; pp. 10.
R. O. 3. Draft obligations by Louise of Savoy, Charles duke of Vendôme and other nobles, and of the cities of Paris, Lyons, Orleans, Toulouse, Amiens, Rouen, Bordeaux, Tours and Rheims, for the fulfilment of the treaty [of Madrid] for the release of Francis I.
Lat., pp. 12.
R. O. 4. Part of a document containing a list of the obligations to be given by France.
Draft, Lat., pp. 2.
R. T. 137.
R. O.
1603. TREATY of the MORE.
Objections that may be made by the three Estates of Normandy to the ratification of the treaty with England.
1. Ratification is equivalent to an obligation before all other obligations. 2. If the three Estates ratify, the Church, the nobles and the third Estate each bind themselves. The Church cannot assemble, except in general from, and cannot bind itself to pay anything without the authority of the Holy See. The nobles say they have always been exempt from impositions. The third Estate object to be bound singly, especially considering their poverty and increasing burdens. 3. If it be said that the ratification does not bind the Estates, the third Estate replies that the contrary appeared when the taxation of this country was increased for the first payment of the English. If they were made to pay before being bound, still more will they be made to pay after. The tax was levied contrary to the Prince's oath, and to the privileges of Normandy, a country which has always been loyal, and never merited such treatment. They also say that if money can be levied from them by force when required, there is no need of ratification, for in such a case they are serfs. 4. Arguments to show that the ordinary convention of the three Estates is not sufficient to bind them, &c.
Fr., copy, pp. 3.
R. T. 137.
R. O.
1. Payments made by France according to various treaties.
For the treaty of London 1,000,000 écus au sol at 38 sous, which are 1,085,714 cr. 10s. Paid, during 7 years, 100,000 francs a year, i.e., 400,000 cr.
For the treaty of Tournay 600,000 cr. Paid 100,000 cr. in 3½ years at 50,000 francs a year.
The remainder of the debt of the citizens of Tournay, 30,000 francs.
The obligation of the generals, for 66 years, at 7,000 écus au sol a year.
Total, 1,700,457 cr. 5s.; short of 2,000,000 by 299,542 cr. 33s., which sum is the augmentation (la creue) of what was granted before the rupture of Italy.
Fr., p. 1.
R. O. 2. First, for half June 16,400 cr., for July 32,800 cr., for August 32,800 cr. Total, 82,000 cr.
Deducted for the King's pension due 1 May last 47,368 cr., for the pension of your grace (Wolsey), 12,500 cr., leaving 22,132 cr.
For Sept., Oct., Nov. and half Dec., 114,800, which, deducting the King's pension due 1 Nov. last and Wolsey's, leaves 54,932 cr.
P. 1. Endd. in Vannes' hand: Computus pecuniarum pro contributione.
R. O. 3. For the contribution which is to last six months.
32,800 cr. a month.
From which is to be deducted a year's pension to the King, 94,736 cr., and Wolsey's, 25,000 cr.; leaving 77,064 cr.; of which has been received, 295,000 cr. Remainder due, 47,564 cr.
Fr., p. 1. Endd.: "Computus contributionis."
R. O. 1605. HENRY VIII. to ANDREA GRITTI, Doge of Venice.
Letters patent announcing the conclusion of a treaty between England and France, its articles, and the Doge's comprehension in it.
Draft, Lat., pp. 26, imperfect.
31 Aug.
R. T. 137. R. O.
Are to thank Wolsey for his wise discourse, and the affection he shows to France, begging him to continue his efforts for the preservation of friendship between England and her son. Tournon, 31 Aug.
Fr., copy, p. 1. Add.
31 Aug.
Poli Epist. I. 391.
1607. BEMBO to POLE.
Received his letters yesterday. Explains the reason why he wished Pole to speak to Marinus Georgius in behalf of Romulus (Amasæus). Is sorry to hear of the continued ill health of Pace. Pridie kal. [Sep.] 1525, de Noniono.
31 Aug.
R. O.
Indenture, 31 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII., witnessing the receipt by lord Darcy from Ric. Banks of plate and other goods of the late lord Monteagle. Signed and sealed by Banks.
P.1. Add.
31 Aug.
R. T. 137. R. O.
Understands from their letters what they have done with Wolsey for the final settlement of the peace. Wonders Wolsey has the conscience to demand that France shall be taxed with 500,000 crowns "pour le reste de Tournay," seeing that Tournay may be said to have been lost by means of the English; and the crown of France has already paid 100,000 crowns for it. The king of England ought at least to promise all his aid and favor for its recovery; and, if it be not restored, to repay the sum which has been given for it. Neither ought the crown of France to be burdened with the obligation of the Generals, seeing that it was made at Wolsey's instance, and that, having come into his power, 3,000l. st. have been lent thereupon to Bernard Salviati, as appears by the counter letter of the said Cardinal and John Heron; which counter letter, on being recovered, shall be sent immediately to England. Wolsey is at liberty to prosecute against the Generals any claim he may have. If the obligation must be kept, there must be no alteration of the form, which is, to pay 7,000 crs. per annum. Such a construction of the obligation is scandalous and usurious, and seems to be put forward to save the king of England 63,000l. sterling, lent long ago to some bankrupt merchants, at the expence of France. The king of England would thus have us improve the principal debt, "ainsi deshonneste qu'il est," by 15,000l., and, to conduct the thing in his fashion, disburse 20,000l.; which, with the said 63,000l. of principal debt, and the 15,000l. of augmentation, make the 98,000l. contained in the said obligation of 7,000l. a year for 66 years. There can be no question the 20,000l., which is the foundation of the obligation, ought to be paid at once; and if Wolsey will put in the mass the said obligation of 462,000 crs., you ought to provide, and insist with him that the said 20,000l. should be repaid you, and the obligation of the merchants redelivered for 63,000l. with the obligation of the Generals. You have always written that the King's obligation for the citizens of Tournay amounted to 28,000 cr., which might in time be recovered from the citizens. Now you write that it only amounts to 23,000 francs = 13,000 cr., or thereabouts; and, therefore, if the sum of 2,000,000 is to have place (aura lieu), France is burdened with 15,000 cr. more, which you ought to get deducted, or obtain a bond (ou recouvrerez obligacion) to the sum of 23,000 cr. As to the 50,000 cr. which Wolsey requires to be paid 40 days after the conclusion of peace, you will press him to be content that they be paid immediately on the ratification being made and published in England. The declaration desired by Wolsey about the comprehension of Scotland ought not to be so strict. If you agree to it at all, you must see that the honor of France be saved. In the matter of obligations and confirmations Wolsey ought to be satisfied with very much less. Sends an amended power as desired, &c. Tournon, 31 Aug.
Fr., pp. 3. Add.
Aug./GRANTS. 1610. GRANTS in AUGUST 1525.
4. Sir Edw. Nevill and Henry his son. To be keepers of the parks of Postern and Cage, with 2d. a day for Postern and 1d. a day for Cage; on surrender of patent 3 July 15 Hen. VIII., granting the same to Sir Edward alone. "Teste" Richmond, 4 Aug., ao 17.—S.B. Pat. 17 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 5.
5. Henry marquis of Exeter, alias Henry Courtenay, son and heir apparent of Katharine countess of Devon, the King's aunt. Grant, in tail male, of the messuage or mansion with gardens in the parish of St. Lawrence of Pountney, London, and the patronage of St. Lawrence's college, with the nomination of its master or warden, granted to the duke of Buckingham by Henry VII; on surrender of patent 8 Mar. 16 Hen. VIII., granting him the reversion of the mansion called Coldhardbrough, in the parish of All [Saints], held by George earl of Shrewsbury. Del. the Moore, 5 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
8. Tho. Burdett, of Wilmecote. Pardon for the death of William Ensore, of Wilmecote, husbandman. "Teste" 8 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 6.
8. Nich. Hurleton, of London, alias of the King's household. Pardon and release of all outlawries and judgments at the suit of Margery Hurleton, widow and executrix of Wm. Hurleton. 8 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 5.
8. Sir Tho. Semer, citizen of London, John Smythe, Christ. Middilton and Tho. Horwodde. Next presentation to the mastership of the hospital of St. Leonard the Confessor, in co. York. Del. the More, 8 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
8. John Southcote. To be clerk of the peace and clerk of the crown in co. Devon. The Moore, 8 Aug. 17 (?) Hen. VIII.—S.B.
11. Commissions of the Peace.
Derbyshire: Tho. cardinal of York, Tho. duke of Norfolk, Geo. earl of Shrewsbury, Wm. Blount lord Mountjoy, Sir Humph. Conyngesby, Sir John Porte, Wm. Rudhale. Sir Hen. Sacheverell, Sir John Sowche, Sir Tho. Cokayn, Wm. Coffyn, Roger Mynours, Anthony Babyngton, John Fitzherbert, John Vernon, German Pole, Tho. Curson, Arthur Ayr. Westm., 11 Aug.
Beds: Tho. cardinal of York, John bp. of Lincoln, Tho. duke of Norfolk, Tho. prior of St. John's of Jerusalem in England, Sir Rob. Brudenell, Sir Ric. Broke, Sir Hen. Grey, Sir John Mordaunt, Sir Wm. Gascoign, Sir Fras. Brian, Sir Edw. Brey, Tho. Cade, clk., Michael Fyssher, Walter Luke, Wm. Marshall, Nich. Hardyng, Simon Fitz, Geo. Akworth. Westm., 1[1] Aug.
York, E. Riding: Tho. card. of York, Tho. duke of Norfolk, Hen. earl of Northumberland, Geo. earl of Shrewsbury, Tho. earl of Rutland, Hen. lord Percy, Tho. lord Darcy, Ric. Nevell lord Latimer, Sir Wm. Percy, Brian Higden, clk., dean of York, Sir Anth. Fitzherbert, Sir Wm. Parre, Sir Geoffrey Fuljambe, Sir Wm. Bulmer, Sir Tho. Tempest, Sir Wm. Eures, Thos. Dalby, clk., Wm. Holyill, clk., Wm. Frankleyn, clk., Sir Ralph Eure, Sir Rob. Constable, Sir Robert Aske, Sir Wm. Constable of Carethorp, Sir Wm. Gascoign of Cardington, Sir Marmaduke Constable, Sir Wm. Constable of Hatfeld, Tho. Fairefax, serj.-at-law, Ric. Page, Wm. Tate, clk., Walter Luke, Wm. Eleson, Ric. Smetheley, Rob. Crek of Beverley, Wm. Babthorp, Chris. Thirkill, sen., John Talbot, _ Thwaytes. Westm., 11 Aug.
Cumb.: Tho. card. of York, J. bp. of Carlisle, Tho. duke of Norfolk, Hen. earl of Cumberland, Christ. lord Conyers, Sir Anth. Fitzherbert, Tho. Fairfax, serj.-at-law, Brian Higdon, dean of York, Sir Wm. Parre, Sir Wm. Bulmer, Sir Godfrey Fuljambe, Sir Wm. Eures, Wm. Frankeleya, clk., Sir Chris. Dacres, Sir Wm. Hilton, Sir Th. Tempest, Sir John Lowder, Ric. Page, Wm. Tate, clk., Walter Luke, Rob. Bowes, Geof. Lancaster, Wm. Bentley, Wm. Lancaster. Westm., 11 Aug.
Glouc.: Tho. card. of York, J. bp. of Exeter, G. bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, C. bp. of Hereford, Tho. duke of Norfolk, Walter Devereux lord Ferrers, Edw. Sutton lord Dudley, Th. lord Berkeley, the abbot of Gloucester, Sir Lewis Pollard, Sir John Porte, Tho. Inglefeld, Jas. Denton, clk., Ric. Sidnore, clk., Peter Burnell, clk., Sir Wm. Kyngeston, Sir Ralph Egerton, Sir Giles Grevyle, Sir Edm. Tame, Sir Tho. Cornewall, Sir Edm. Crofte, Sir Wm. Morgan, Sir Wm. Denys, Sir Edw. Wadham, Sir Chris. Baynham, Sir John Welsshe, Wm. Rudhale, John Salter, Geo. Bromley, Rob. Chauntrell, Rob. Witney, Wm. Tracy, John Arnold, Rob. Wye, Thomas Matson, Roger Porter, John Pakyngton, Jas. Clifford. Westm., 11 Aug.
Hunts: Tho. card. of York, Nich. bp. of Ely, J. bp. of Lincoln, Tho. duke of Norfolk, Sir Rob. Brudenell, Sir Ric. Broke, Sir Wm. Gascoign, Tho. Cade, clk., Wm. Tanfield, Anth. Malory, Walter Luke, Edw. Mountegewe, Jo. Castell, Tho. Hall, Tho. Lowth, Laurence Taillard, John Taillard, Rob. Ap Rice, Tho. Wavton, Rob. Rowley, Wm. Grace, Tho. Dowenold. Westm., 11 Aug.
York, W. Riding: Tho. card. of York, Tho. duke of Norfolk, Hen. earl of Northumberland, Geo. earl of Shrewsbury, Tho. earl of Rutland, Ric. Nevell lord Latimer, Chris. lord Conyers, Tho. lord Darcy, Brian Higdon, dean of York, Marmaduke abbot of Fountains, Sir Anth. Fitzherbert, Sir Wm. Parre, Sir Wm. Bulmer, Sir Godfrey Fuljambe, Sir Tho. Tempest, Sir Wm. Evers, Tho. Dalby, clk., Wm. Frankeleyn, clk., Wm. Holgill, clk., Wm. Tate, clk., Sir Wm. Gascoign of Cardington, Tho. Fairfax, serjeant-at-law, Ric. Page, Ric. Lyster, Walter Luke, Rob. Bowes, John Wentworth, Roger Tempest, Wm. Eleson, Wm. Nevell, Rob. Chaloner, John Poleyn, Tho. Grice, Tho. Beverley, Walter Bradford, Tho. Strey, Wm. Langton. Westm., 11 Aug.
York, N. Riding: Tho. card. of York, Tho. duke of Norfolk, Hen. earl of Northumberland, Geo. earl of Shrewsbury, Tho. earl of Rutland, Tho. lord Darcy, Hen. lord Percy, Hen. Scrop lord Bolton, Ric. Nevell lord Latimer, Chris. lord Conyers, Brian Higden, dean of York, Sir Anth. Fitzherbert, Sir Wm. Parre, Sir Wm. Bulmer, Sir Godfrey Fuljambe, Tho. Dalby, clk., Wm. Frankeleyn, clk., Wm. Holgill, clk., Wm. Tate, clk., Sir Wm. Constable, Sir John Nevell of Snape, Sir Thos. Strangweys, Sir Ralph Euer, Sir Wm. Euer, Sir Wm. Gascoign, of Cardyngton. Tho. Fairfax, serj.-at-law, Ric. Page, John Pulleyn, Walt. Luke, Rob. Bowes, Wm. Fairfax, Edw. Gower, Wm. Nevell, Ralph Baty, Rob. Wyvell and Wm. Rokeby. Westm., 11 Aug.
Westmoreland: Tho. card. of York, J. bp. of Carlisle, Tho. duke of Norfolk, Ralph earl of Westmoreland, Hen. earl of Cumberland, Sir Anth. Fitzherbert, Sir Chris. Darcy, Sir Tho. Clifford, Brian Higden, dean of York, Sir Wm. Parre, Sir Godfrey Fuljambe, Sir John Louther, Sir Edw. Musgrave, Sir Rob. Belyngeham, Tho. Fairfax, serj.-at-law, Sir Wm. Bulmer, Sir Tho. Tempest, Sir Wm. Evers, Sir Walt. Strikelonde, Tho. Dalby, clk., Wm. Frankeleyn, clk., Wm. Tate, clk., Ric. Page, Geof. Lancaster, Walter Luke, Rob. Bowes, Ric. Rydmayn, Launcelot Salkeld, Geof. Middelton, Tho. Musgrave, jun., Jas. Layborne, John Lambart, sen., Ric. Duket, Th. Wharton and Gilb. Wharton. Westm., 11 Aug.
Northumberland: Tho. card. of York, Tho. duke of Norfolk, Hen. earl of Northumberland, Hen. earl of Cumberland, Rob. lord Ogle, Sir Anth. Fitzherbert, Thos. Fairfax, serj.-at-law, Thos. prior of the cathedral of Durham, Brian Higden dean of York, Sir Wm. Parre, Sir Wm. Bulmer, Sir Godfrey Fuljambe, Sir Thos. Tempest, Thos. Dalby archdeacon of Richemond, Wm. Frankeleyn, clk., Wm. Hilton, Sir Wm. Eure, Sir Wm. Heron, Sir Wm. Ellerker, Sir Edw. Ratclyff, Sir Jo. Heron, Sir Edw. Grey, Ric. Page, Wm. Tate, clk., Walter Luke, Rob. Bowes, Thos. Horseley, Geo. Swynborne, Lionel Grey, Rob. Claveryng, Rob. Colyngwode of Esselyngton, Chris. Medford, Tho. Strangweys, Jo. Bentley. Westm., 11 Aug.
Herefordshire: Tho. card. of York, J. bp. of Exeter, G. bp. of Coventry and Lichfield, C. bp. of Hereford, Tho. duke of Norfolk, Walter Devereux lord Ferrers, Edw. Sutton lord Dudley, Sir Lewis Pollard, Sir Jo. Porte, Edm. Frocetter dean of Hereford, Jas. Denton, clk., Ric. Sydnor, clk., Peter Burnell, clk., Sir Ralph Egerton, Sir Giles Grevile, Sir Edw. Crofte, Sir Wm. Morgan, Sir Thos. Cornewall, Sir Ric. Cornewall, Sir Jo. Lyngeyn, Wm. Rudhale, Jas. Baskervile, Jo. Salter, George Bromley, Thos. Lymon, Ralph Hakelett, Tho. Monyngton, John Braynton, Rouland Moreton, Geo. Treheron, Tho. Bodenham, Jo. Rudhale, Wm. Clynton, Jo. Beryton, Ric. Palmer. Westm., 11 Aug.—Pat. 17 Hen. VIII. p. 1, ms. 1d to 5d, inc., and 7d.
12. Wm. Alyn, of London, and of Ludlow, Salop, son of Ralph Alen. Pardon for the murder of Richard de Shotley, of London, mariner. Del. Moore, 12 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 5.
14. Joan Calthorp. Annuity of 50l. out of the customs of the port of Yernmouth, Norf. Del. Moore, 14 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 6.
14. Sir Philip Calthorp. Exemption from serving on juries, &c. Del. Moore, 14 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 6.
14. Sir Giles Grevyle. To be chamberlain of S. Wales and cos. Carmarthen and Cardigan, with the same fees as Sir Rees Ap Thomas; with the appointment of officers under him. The auditors to make allowance to him for wages, annuities, repairs of castles, mills, &c., and expences in the conveyance of gold and silver money from Wales to London and elsewhere, and in riding on the King's business. Fees to commence from the Annunciation last, as, at the King's command, he has stayed till now in the service of Mary princess of Wales. Del. Moore, 14 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 11.
14. Tho. Jenyns, of Shaftesbury, Dorset. Pardon for having burglariously broken into the house of Roger Carpenter at Hernynesham, Wilts. 14 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 6.
15. John God. Reversion of the Crown fee of 6d. a day, on vacation by John Brereton, Peter Wratton, Tho. Huntwade, Hugh Parker, Wm. Heywod, Wm. Dicheborne, John Suthwall, Wm. à Lee, John Worteley, Rob. Wise, John David, John Clogge, Wm. Gisnam, Wm. Standon, John Jackson, Simon Burton, John Evan, Wm. Pole, John Rolte, John Sandford, Hugh Dye, or any of them. Del. the More, 15 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 5.
18. Tho. White, messenger of the King's chamber. To be a messenger of the receipt of Exchequer, with 4½d. a day "Teste" the Moore, 18 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 5.
21. Wm. Dikman alias Clerke, of Langham, Rutland. Manumission. The More, 21 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 6.
21. Rob. Draper. Licence to export 1,000 tuns of Gascon wine and Toulouse woad. Del. Moore, 21 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
22. Walter Deveroux lord Ferrers K.G. To be chief justice of South Wales, and steward &c. of the lordship of Buelth in the marches of Wales, 16 Hen. VIII. Del. the Moore, 22 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 6.
22. Sir John Gage. Warrant to Tho. Hanyball, master of the Rolls, to cancel an indenture, made 16 Nov. 11 Hen. VIII., between Tho. card. of York, Sir Hen. Marney, Sir John Heron, and Tho. More, on the King's behalf, and John Gage (now knight), of Ferley, Sussex, setting forth that whereas Gage, Geo. Guldeford, and Wm. Lytton, of Knebworth, Heref., (sic) had entered into an obligation with Wm. ... and Nich. Waryng, collectors of the subsidy in the port of London, to pay 600l. to the King's use, which ought to have been paid by Lytton, and the King was content to take of Gage only 300l., to be paid by half-yearly instalments of 16l. 13s. 4d.; Gage covenanted to make an estate to Wolsey and the rest, of the manor of Brustowe, and of lands and rents in Burstowe and Howrne, Sussex, and in Godstone, Tanryge, Lyngfeld, Grynsted, and Worth, Surrey and Sussex, of the yearly value of 20l., as security for the said payments. Also to cancel an obligation for 300l., dated 28 Nov. 11 Hen. VIII., for the observance of two indentures, dated 16 Nov.; Sir John having paid the money in question, and Wolsey and More being now seized of the said lands, to the use of Gage and his heirs. Dated 22 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
22. Tho. Jenyn, merchant tailor, of London. Protection; going in the retinue of lord Berners. Windsor, 10 July 17 Hen. VIII. Del. the More, 22 Aug.—P.S.
23. Sir Ralph Eggerton. To be chief steward, &c. of the lordships, castles, &c. of Lyon, Holte, Yale, Chirke, Chirkeslande, Kynlleth, and Owen, marches of Wales. Del. the Moore, 23 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII. S. B.—Pat. p. 2, m. 10.
23. Sir Ralph Eggerton. To be steward, receiver, chancellor, and surveyor of the manors of Haverford Weste and Rowse, marches of Wales. More, 23 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 11.
24. Jeronimo de Myllayne, gunner. To be gunner in the Tower of London, with 2d. a day. Hunnesdon, 20 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII. Del. Moore, 24 Aug.—P.S.
24. Antonio de Neapoli, gunner. To be gunner in the Tower of London, with 2d. a day. Hunnesdon, 20 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Aug.—P.S.
26. John Power, of Blechyngton, Oxon. Exemption from serving on juries, &c. Del. the Moore, 26 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 6.


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  • 2. The term mentioned here as fixed for certifying the comprehension is 15 Sept. instead of 25 Dec. as in Rymer.
  • 3. This document, found with portions of other treaties which do not belong to it, has been wrongly paged.