Henry VIII: September 1525, 17-29

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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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September 1525

17 Sept.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 76.
Obligation for observing the treaty of the More. Condrieu, 17 Sept. 1525. Signed and sealed.
Lat., vellum.
18 Sept.
St. P. I. 162.
Supporting the petition of Sir Richard Weston to be steward of the duchy of Lancaster in the place of Sir Richard Wingfield. He offers to throw up the mastership of the Wards, or his annuity, by which Sir William Compton shall be satisfied. Either appointment is more meet for him than the chancellorship of the said duchy. At your manor of the More, 18 Sept.
19 Sept.
Galba, B. VIII. 201. B. M.
Wrote last on the 8th. Received on the 17th his letters dated the 8th, at his manor of Moore, with a copy of a letter from the King to his ambassadors in Spain, which has "inlumined" his "perceiving" that was somewhat dark before, though Wolsey must remember he wrote from Brussels what my Lady had told him about Spynalose's charge from the Emperor to the King, concerning which he had been kept ignorant. Is commanded to explain to my Lady about the peace which the King has concluded with France. Wolsey will remember that when he made overture to my Lady of the truce marchant between the King and France, he touched many of the things that Wolsey now wishes him to speak of, and received sharp answers from my Lady, as appeared by his letter of the 2nd. He accordingly prepared what he should say to my Lady before seeing her.
Gives word for word an account of their conversation, as nearly as he can remember it. He addressed her in French, stating that the King, by the advice of his council, for the good of Christendom, and to satisfy the Emperor, had made peace with France, in which the Emperor and Margaret were comprehended, and was determined not to diminish his love for the Emperor and her, or to infringe any treaty except that by which they were bound to war with France; that the King had notified his ambassadors with the Emperor to inform him of this, and trusted he would take it in good part; and for the same purpose Wingfield was commissioned to signify it to her. She replied, "Monsieur l'ambassadeur, l'universel bien de la Chrestiente et complaire a l'Empereur sont deulx grandes choses," and made a pause. Wingfield said, so they were, and he hoped to show that they could not be separated. She said it was too late to dispute the matter, for as to the peace, she thought it highly favorable to the weal of Christendom, and that it would have been more so if the King and Emperor had concluded it by one assent; but she knew both princes to be so virtuous that though some things had gone out of order, there would be no diminution of good will. Was going to have made some answer, but she said he could not instruct her of anything concerning these matters, which she knew better than he did, for the Regent of France had sent her word by Wm. de la Barre that the peace had been made perfect many days ago. She then left for supper, and he had no opportunity to ask her for the writing necessary to be granted in the Emperor's name to Wm. Lelgrave for the conveyance of the King's artillery from Valenciennes through Antwerp to Calais. Has no doubt that if Lelegrave come to this court himself, or send him instructions what is necessary, it will be done.
Finds from long experience in these parts that the people are much more easily managed when they have to leap on a high horse from the ground than when they have a high block under their feet by which they may mount. No news, except that the people here regret much more that they are not immediately to have the benefit of the comprehension than that the King has made peace. There is small trust in people altogether given to lucre. Haage, 19 Sept. 1525.
Hol., pp. 4.
19 Sept.
Lettere di Principi, I. 174.
Negotiations with Morone [prime minister of the duke of Milan]. Loss of M. Sigismondo. By letters of the 4th inst. we have advices from England from the Cavalier (Gregory) Casale, and the Auditor (Ghinucci); but since we have no letters as yet from the King, [it seems] they would not wish to be nominated. Hears that the agreement with France was most certain, and would be published in three or four days. The Pope regards this as a great counterpoise to restrain the French from precipitating an agreement with the Emperor. Rome, 19 Sept. 1525.
20 Sept.
Add. MS. 15,387, f. 168. B. M. Theiner, p. 550.
Desires credence for the bishop of Worcester and Sir Gregory Casale. Has entrusted a cipher to the latter. Stony Stratford, 20 Sept. 1525.
Lat., pp. 4. Copy.
20 Sept.
Add. MS. 15,387, f. 170. B. M. Theiner, p. 551.
Recalls Clerk, as he requires his services in England. His place will be taken by Jerome [Ghinucci] bishop of Worcester and Sir Gregory Casale. Stony Stratford, 20 Sept. 1525.
Lat., pp. 4. Copy.
Theiner, p. 551. 1651. 2. WOLSEY to CLEMENT VII.
To the same effect. London, 20 Sept. 1525.
20 Sept.
Galba, B. VIII. 204. B. M.
1652. For WM. LILGRAVE.
Order in the Emperor's name to the master of his artillery, to provide Wm. Lelegrave, treasurer of the artillery of England, with wagons, horses, ships, guides, men, and conduct, to obtain from Valenciennes the artillery, munitions, &c. belonging to the King there, and conduct them to Calais at the King's expence. La Haye, 20 Sept. 1525. Signed: Dublioul.
Fr., pp. 2. Copy.
21 Sept.
Nero, B. III. 74. B. M.
Hear that their messenger, Nicholas Tyrri, had taken sanctuary, being charged with forging his credentials. Request his liberty. Tyrri had been sent to offer the King their ship Maria; if the King refused to accept it, he was not to allow it to perish from dirt and rust. Their enemies are very malicious. Lière (Lyræ), 21 Sept. 1525. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
Mem. of 4 livres Fl. due from Nich. Tyrry, merchant of England, to Jehan Pietersson, merchant of Anvers, for earthen pots bought for the king of England.
[21 Sept.]
Camb. MS. 1044, f. 9.
"Copy of the King's letters sent by Richard, the Emperor's post, to the King's ambassadors in Spain." (fn. 1)
Has received by Curzon and Coke, who arrived together on the 12th, their letters of 20 June, being duplicates of former letters sent by Roger Basyn, with others of 8, 9, and 10 July, all subscribed by you both and your late colleague Sir Rich. Wingfield, and others of 28 July, reporting Wingfield's death, and of 11 and 14 Aug., subscribed by you two. Received at the same time letters in the Emperor's own hand, "with copies of a treaty for truce passed there," and of certain clauses written by the Emperor to his ambassador "concerning his instant desire [to be released ?] with all possible diligence from the marriage of our dearest daughter the Princess. The material points requiring to be answered are these:—1. The demand made by the Emperor for restitution of Burgundy. 2. The suspicions entertained by you as to the motives for the conveying thitherwards of Madame d'Alençon. 3. The Emperor's anxiety to be released from the marriage without awaiting the conclusion of peace. 4. Your advice that the King should not conclude peace with the French ambassadors in England, but let it be done in Spain jointly with the Emperor; and, 5, that the King should confirm a truce which they have made with France till Jan., and send them certain other commissions mentioned in a schedule enclosed in their letter of 11 August. As the time is short, refers them to former letters, which the King had despatched to them by Uvedale, and by a post of the Emperor's, and also by Tunstal, a knight of St. John's, which, it appears, they had not received when they wrote.
1. They have been sufficiently instructed by what arguments to urge the Emperor to forbear excessive demands, "far discrepant from the moderation which as ye write he affirmeth himself well-minded to use." Charles professed that he would rather give up some of his own rights than that the peace should not take effect.
2. The King is surprised that the ambassadors, knowing the Emperor's anxiety to conclude the marriage of Portugal in all haste, even without the King's consent, could suspect that the coming of Madame d'Aleçon could be for the purpose they suppose. The truth is, it is done partly with the King's connivance for the redemption of her brother; and she will, on her arrival, explain to them in confidence that her chief object is to persuade her brother not to give up anything derogatory to his crown or dignity. Believes the ambassadors will find Francis not so ready to make strait conjunction with the Emperor as is supposed, seeing that his deliverance may be effected by other good mediations.
3. They have mistaken the effect of other letters sent them by the King and Wolsey, on receipt of which the King expected they would have agreed to the discharge of the Emperor's marriage, or would have deferred it till the King had fully concluded his peace with France. The words of the King's letter gave them full power to do this on the Emperor's endeavoring to bring about a peace, and making provision for payment of the money he owes the King. The King's pleasure was also further explained by Wolsey; extracts from whose letters are quoted to the effect that they must take special care that these conditions offered by France be not either "appaired" or put off, as they were necessary to the King's purpose; that he trusted the Emperor would rather amend than seek to impair them; that they should not make difficulties about the Emperor's discharge before conclusion of the peace, if he performed the things mentioned, but should take means to maintain the amity; that although they were instructed by the King's letters that on the Emperor's discharge all other amities are to stand good, those of Windsor and London excepted, two special points were to be regarded concerning the treaty of Windsor, viz., to take care lest the Emperor, being released from that treaty, should make a separate peace with France, or refuse to concur with Henry, in case Francis should delay fulfilling the conditions proposed by John Joachyn in England, in compelling him to observe them.
As Wolsey's letter, and a commission under the great seal for discharge of the marriage, were delivered to Uvedale, with others of the King, the duplicate of which, sent by France, they have acknowledged, supposes that, as Uvedale remained longer at Plymouth for lack of wind, those letters had not arrived at their last despatch. Trusts, however, they have received them long ere this, and have concluded the discharge with provision for payment of the King's money, partly in hand, and partly by instalments. Sends, however, a new commission for the purpose, with a memorial of the debts owing to the King by the Emperor, that the latter may see the King's anxiety for the surety of his succession. If they have not concluded the discharge before receiving this, they shall, in consideration of the great sums the Emperor is likely to have by the marriage of Portugal, endeavor to get the first payment made as large as possible, and another great payment on the receipt of his marriage money.
4. Thanks them for their cautious advice not to make peace in England; but when they have fully considered the substance of his former letters, the King doubts not their misgivings will be removed. Recapitulates the reasons which he has already written to them:—1. The danger of Christendom. 2. The inability of the Emperor to concur with the King in the wars, confessed both to you by the Council, and to us by Penalosa. 3. The danger of the Low Countries. 4. The daily practices held with France without the King's participation. 5. The sudden conveyance of the French king "thither," contrary to expectation, being the most direct way "to conduce his deliverance." 6. The taking of a truce by the lady Margaret, by which England was cut off from gaining assistance of the Emperor's countries whilst they were bound to assist France against invasion from England, and intercourse was granted to our enemies the Scots. 7. The knowledge of the passage towards Spain, both of Bourbon and the duchess of Alençon, which could only tend towards peace. 8. The Emperor's words to you and the French ambassadors "that it was most meet we, knowing best our affairs, should make our own peace." 9. The Pope's daily persuasions, insinuating that the demands of England were the greatest obstacle to peace. 10. The territories acquired by the Emperor by the King's assistance, his delivery from many inconvenient bonds, and his having the French king prisoner;—which is all he could reasonably expect, except peace. 11. His continual assertion that he would sooner part with something of his own than hinder peace. 12. The great distance between the Emperor and England, which prevents joint negociation. 13. The continual advertisements you were commissioned to give the Emperor of our readiness to make peace for his sake. 14. The information had of his intended voyage to Italy to take the Imperial crown, which he could not honorably do but by peace. 15. The news obtained through France of a truce, also set forth in the Emperor's court, and on point of conclusion with a view to peace. 16. The news of marriages and alliauces set forth between the Emperor and Francis. 17. A general rumor here that the Emperor had actually concluded peace. 18. The King's mitigation of his demands from lands to yearly payments to do the Emperor pleasure. 19. His request to be discharged of the marriage, which was the principal ground for him to have carried on the war.
Lastly, the King expected, having so long ago given them authority to conclude the discharge, that he was now free from all obligations to carry on the war against France, or not to take peace without the Emperor's consent. Nevertheless, the King waited every day for certain knowledge of the peace concluded between the Emperor and the French king; "upon trust whereof, and of the revocation of the said treaties of London and Windsor," he concluded peace with France, honorably comprising the Emperor with clauses touching mediation for the French king's redemption, with which the Emperor ought to be satisfied.
The ambassadors ought, therefore, not to have feared that the King would lose the Emperor for every by taking a separate peace. The Emperor ought to take all in good part; for if the King had sought opportunities to depart from the amity, there have not been wanting other excuses for it than this; and the King is not of such small puissance but that his amity will help those who esteem it, and hinder those who will lose him without cause. If, therefore, any unkindness be taken, these matters are to be set forth at length.
5. Wonders they have taken upon themselves, without authority, to make a truce in Spain, when Henry was "in the train and way of peace" in England. They have thus removed "one of the greatest occasions compelling us to come unto the peace;" viz., the truce made by the Lady Margaret without the King's consent,—which may now be justified by their doing the like. However, as the King is at a further point with France than that truce, he will not require to confirm it, or to send them any commission such as they desire.
The ambassadors seem to have great doubt of the sufficiency of the lady Regent's commission, of the things that may be passed by any French ambassadors while their King is in captivity. Informs them that, besides the commission given by the French king to the lady Regent, ratified by the Peers and Estates of France, and authorized by the Parliament of Paris, provision is made for the inviolable performance of the treaty, first, by the Regent's obligation that the King her son, even in captivity if he may be allowed to do it, and also within certain days of his redemption, shall ratify the same, or his heirs, if he shall die before his deliverance. There is also the security of all the noblemen of the blood royal, and all the principal cities, with "emologation" of the Parliaments of Paris, Toulouse, Rouen, and Bordeaux, and confirmation of the three Estates, submissions to censures &c. So that it will be found this peace cannot capriciously be infringed, but may perhaps be a means to modify all ambitions, and lead on to universal peace.
21 Sept.
Galba, B. VIII. 203. B.M.
The bearers, Englishmen, have some business in these parts, which they will explain to Wolsey, by reason of certain goods which they have brought to the town of Berghes, and have solicited his recommendation to the King, hoping by Wolsey's aid to show that they are not bound to the demand lately made upon them, which concerns the Emperor. Could wish himself with Wolsey, but is often ill, and is growing weak and heavy.—Strange news are here that the King has made peace with France without the advice of the Emperor. Cannot believe he has done it without good cause. Berghes, 21 Sept. 1525. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add. Endd.
21 Sept.
Galba, B. VIII. 205. B.M.
Wrote last on the 19th, when he mentioned that he had had no opportunity to ask my Lady for the writing for Lilgrave. Spoke that day with Hochstrate, and told him what was wanted,—who promised to speak to my Lady about it. Next day received from the Audiencer a placard, signed and sealed, of which he sends a copy. Keeps the original till Lilgrave comes. The placard is in the Emperor's name, but my Lady has also written to the officers of the artillery.
Howstrate said he marvelled at the peace being so suddenly concluded. Answered that it was not wonderful, considering what had passed before. The Emperor desired peace for the good of Christendom, and had thought it unlikely, on account of the King's pretensions to the whole realm of France. It had been very necessary to remove his doubts, so that now he is at liberty to embrace the peace which he thinks so needful. Added various points, of which Wolsey had informed him; among others, the truce made by my Lady with France, without the king's knowledge, "knit up with an article secluding the King from all manner assistances to be had in these parts, either for favor after the old rate, or for money." Hochstrate said they had been driven to it by necessity;—they had heard that an abstinence had been made and published in France before such a thing was spoken of in these parts, and if the Emperor had not agreed to it the article of seclusion would have been void. After some discussion on this point, Wingfield went on to show that peace was necessary for Christendom, considering the infec- tion of Luther, on which account the Pope had repeatedly urged it upon the King, and the other points mentioned by Wolsey.
He said he could not deny that peace was most necessary, but it would have been more beneficial if made by the joint assent of the King and Emperor; for the French, having made peace with England, would not so readily agree now with the Emperor. Believes, for his own part, though he hopes it will not prove true, that they will come to terms all the sooner; for he has no doubt the sole object of the French is to make perpetual division between England and Burgundy, and that they hate England more than the Emperor. Hague, 21 Sept. 1525.
Hol., pp. 3. Add.
p. 163.
The kind visit you have made to my brother, and the letters you have written to me, have given him much comfort.
He is out of danger at present, and in hope of a speedy termination of his affairs. For fear of a worse relapse, I request an interview, that I may again see you and him united.
22 Sept.
Vesp. C. III. 128. B.M.
Treaty of peace made by Francis I. and his mother with Henry VIII., published at Lyons, 22 Sept. 1525.
1. For perpetual peace and mutual defence. 2. For freedom of intercourse, and release of prisoners under the degree of princes and counts. 3. The following allies to be included, if they accept it within four months; viz., the Pope, the kings of Scotland, Portugal, Hungary, and Navarre, Venice, the dukes of Savoy, Lorraine, Gueldres, and Ferrara, the Swiss, and the marquises of Montferrat and Saluces. 4. But France shall still be free to recover lands occupied by any of the above since the treaty made at London in Oct. 1518. Coyndrieu, 17 Sept. 1525. The original signed: "Loyse."
Copy, Fr., pp. 2.
24 Sept.
Faust. E. VII. 80. B.M.
1660. CALAIS.
"Summa totalis paid for the ordinary reparations of the town and squoynage of Calais by the space of an whole year," ending 24 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII., 674l. 16s. 3½d. gr. (fn. 2)
24 Sept.
Mortgage by Chas. Knevet, of Halle Place, Lye, Kent, for 60l., to Thos. viscount Rocheford. Date for repayment, Mich. 1526. 24 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII. Signed by Knyvett.
24 Sept.
Has not written lately, as he has been busied about the prest to be advanced to the King by the clergy of his diocese, and the laity of the shire. Has also been troubled with the old disease in his head. Thinks the clergy will bring in their part, wholly or nearly so, by Michaelmas, when he will send it up to the treasurer of the Chamber, or whomsoever Wolsey appoints. For the laity, has divided the shire into hundreds between himself and the others mentioned in the commission. Was afraid that sending collectors to gather it would have made more business. The hundreds allotted to him seem very ready to bring in their money, but he knows it is painful to many who have corn, cattle, and other wares, to make money without great loss, especially as their Michaelmas rent must be paid. The instructions do not state who is to receive the prest of the laity, and he does not wish to keep great sums with him, and therefore desires to know to whom it shall be delivered. Is anxious that the privy seals should be ready when the money comes in.
Most part both of the clerical and lay loan allotted to him will come in in six days. As to the 500 marks he has not paid of the 1,000l. Wolsey knows of, has delayed the payment that he might call the more instantly upon some of his old debtors. If he do not recover his debts now when he has such payments to make, fears that he never will. Asks to be allowed to delay it till he has proved them. They may think he has great need, as he has paid Amadas a good part of the 1,000 marks paid already in plate. Supposes that Wolsey or his officers have not been diligent in the testamentary causes between them. Hears that Toneys has been busied with other matters. Intends to come up next term, and settle the matter with Wolsey, if he has health. Knole, 24 Sept. Signed.
Pp.2. Add.: To, &c., my lord cardinal of York, and Legate de latere.
25 Sept.
R.O. Rym. XIV. 77.
1663. TREATY at the MORE.
1. Confirmation by Louise of the treaty of peace. Lyons, 25 Sept. 1525.
Rym. XIV. 79.
2. Confirmation by Louise of the treaty of obligation for payment of 2,000,000 cr. Lyons, 25 Sept. 1525.
Rym. XIV. 83.
3. Confirmation by Louise of the treaty for paying arrears of the dowry of Mary the French queen. Lyons, 25 Sept. 1525. Signed.
Lat., vellum.
R.O. 4. Confirmation by Louise of the treaty for depredations. Lyons, 25 Sept. 1525. Signed.
Seal attached.
Rym. XIV. 86.
5. Confirmation by Louise of article for comprehending the king of Scots. Lyons, 25 Sept. 1525. Signed.
Lat., vellum.
Ibid. p. 88.
6. Confirmation by Louise of article touching the duke of Albany. Lyons, 25 Sept. 1525. Signed.
Lat., vellum.
Rym. XIV. 82.
7. Obligation by Louise to obtain the confirmation of Francis I. to the treaty of peace. Lyons, 25 Sept. 1525.
Rym. XIV. 80.
8. Undertaking of Louise to obtain the confirmation of Francis according to the treaty of obligation. Lyons, 25 Sept. 1525.
25 Sept.
On the 25 Sept., Hector, the Frenchman, brought the enclosed news to Calais. Asks whether he shall be retained. Calais, the said day.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my lord Cardinal's good grace.
25 Sept.
Calig. B. II. 70. B.M. St. P. IV.404.
Had a letter from lord Dacre, dated Huntingdon the 3rd, asking about the number and names of the Scotch commissioners, and hoping that they would meet the English at Berwick or within English ground. The Lords here are scattered in different parts, and none about the King but the abp. of Glasgow. Those appointed are Angus, the abbot of Holyroodhouse, or in his room the abbot of Arbroath, and Adam Otterburn or Sir Will. Scott, the abbot of Holyrood and Otterburn being sickly. It is finally determined that they go to Berwick on the 6th Oct., with 100 or 120 persons. Their charge will be only for a three years' peace with general comprehension, allowing Scotland to aid France with men, horse and harness in the meantime. Audience was at last given to the French ambassador on Sunday the 10th, when, Angus not being present, letters were delivered from the French king's mother and Albany. The Duke wrote that great affairs of the King his master prevented his coming to Scotland as James desired, but that he would come if it was his express pleasure. Understands that James was very angry, and said he never sent for the Duke. On Monday he removed to Dalkeith for eight days purposely to avoid the French ambassador.
The abp. of St. Andrew's will not leave Dunfermline till the meeting at Berwick, though many messages have been sent him to come hither about the French affairs. Heavy rains and storms have injured the crops here lately, and Magnus is said to be the cause of it, as they say that one year he blighted the vines of France, where he never was in his life. Women curse him for it in the street as he passes; about half a score of them have been put in prison for so doing. The Friars Observants have preached sore against those who have propagated this opinion. Believes it is the French, who are dissatisfied with the peace. There is no dread of justice here. Several murders have been committed openly of late in Edinburgh. Hopes when the peace is concluded he will be recalled. Edinburgh, 25 Sept. Signed.
26 Sept.
Lettere di Principi, I. 175 b.
The Pope could not refuse to give the breve to the duke of Ferrara. It was much to the purpose that, upon the news of the conclusion of the agreement with England, the ambassador of that King spoke warmly and encouragingly to the Pope, and announced that his King would do all that could be desired. The Pope has since requested the Venetian ambassador to write to the Signory to do nothing hastily, but, as they now have the support of England's friendship, to continue delaying [the negotiations with the Emperor]. Rome, 26 Sept. 1525.
26 Sept.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 90.
1667. TREATY of the MORE.
1. Obligation of cardinal Louis de Bourbon to fulfil the same. Lyons, 26 Sept. 1525. Signed and sealed.
Lat., vellum.
Rym. XIV. 91.
2. Obligation of the duke of Montmorency to fulfil the same. Lyons, 26 Sept. 1525. Signed.
Lat., vellum.
28 Sept.
R.O. Rym. XIV.91.
1668. JAMES V.
Commission to Gawin abp. of Glasgow, Archibald earl of Angus, and others, to confirm the peace between his country and England. Edinburgh, 28 Sept. 1525. Signed.
Lat., vellum.
28 Sept.
R.T.137. R.O.
Has received their two last letters. Cannot sufficiently thank Wolsey for his treatment of them. They are to express her entire confidence in him, and to assure him that everything agreed to shall be strictly observed. Sends the money for the first payment. Great diligence is made about the ratifications, and to assemble the estates of Normandy and Languedoc, although the matter is one of difficulty. Is anxious for their return. France is under obligations to them for the manner they have conducted this business. Are to tell the Cardinal that she will endeavor to bring the Italian negotiations to a conclusion. Gregory de Casale will be welcome, on his way to Rome. Has no doubt they have made good answer to the Cardinal about the efforts made to prevent this peace, which only prove how important it is for both kingdoms. They may assure Wolsey nothing will be done about the Scots to the prejudice of the treaties. But for this peace with England they would not have sent to Scotland the councillor who has gone thither. Has no news yet of the arrival of her daughter with Francis. Lyons, 28 Sept.
Fr., pp.2.
28 Sept.
R.O. Rym. XIV. 92.
1670. TREATY of the MORE.
Obligation of Odet de Foix, lord Lautrec, to observe the same. Lyons, 28 Sept. 1525. Signed and sealed.
Lat., vellum.
29 Sept.
R.O. Rym. XIV. 93.
1671. TREATY of the MORE.
1. Obligation of Charles duke of Vendôme to observe the same. Lyons, 29 Sept. 1525. Signed and sealed.
Lat., vellum.
Cal. D.IX.81. 2. Copy of the preceding without date.
Rym. XIV. 94.
3. Obligation of Francis de Bourbon, earl of St. Pol, to observe the same. 29 Sept. 1525. Signed and sealed.
Lat., vellum.
29 Sept.
R. O.
A valor of the possessions of the above.
Pp.3, large paper.
29 Sept.
Account of Sir Andrew Wyndesore, keeper of the Great Wardrobe, from Mich. 16 to Mich. 17 Hen. VIII.
Receipts: 2,076l. 11s. 8½d. Remanets from the last account, of velvet, cloth of gold, bawdekyns, satins, &c., of divers colors, with camlets, napery, &c. The list contains also a number of miscellanea, e.g., hammercloths, standards, gloves, speculative glasses, 3,000 "spinct' London'," clavicord wire, grey hats, blowing horns, &c.
Stuff issued by warrant, at Greenwich, 14 March 15 Hen. VIII., for the King's chapel, for surplices, &c. Velvet for the garnishing of the palm ("le palme") of the King and Queen, the Princess, and the Cardinal, against Palm Sunday. Other warrants for trumpeters, henchmen, (whose names are given,) yeomen of the buckhounds, and others; for the King's robes; and for the following persons:—the earl of Arundel, lord Roos, the earl of Westmoreland, William de la Pole, Wm. Newman, Pere le Doulx, Giles Dues, Sir Wm. Kingston, John King, Dr. Rawson, clerk of the Closet, Hen. Holden, yeoman of the Guard, the earl of Angus, the king of Scotland, Sir Nich. Carewe.
Robes, &c. for the duke of Norfolk, treasurer, Sir John Fitzjames, chief baron of Ex., Wm. Wutton, John Halys, Wm. Elys, barons Ex., Sir John Bourchier, lord Barnes, chancellor of Ex., Th. Walshe, remembrancer, John Smythe, ditto, John Purdewe, engrosser, the earl of Shrewsbury and Henry Goldeforde, chamberlains, Sir Thomas More, sub-treasurer, Th. Danyell and John Wodall, clerks of the receipt, Th. Tamworthe, auditor, Hen. Everard, teller, Ralph Pexall, clerk of the Crown, Sir Andrew Wyndesore, Lawrence Gower, clerk of the Wardrobe, Ric. Radclyff and Ralph Gower, ditto, Ric. Gibson, Wm. Gisnam, collector.
Wolsey's fee for wax, for the year, 16l.
Sum total of allowances, &c., 2,687l. 13s. 8½d. Laborers' wages, 5d., 6d., and 8d. a day.
Lat., pp. 78, parchment.
29 Sept.
Value of Henry earl of Northumberland's lands in Wales, for one year, ending Mich. 17 Hen. VIII., excluding the arrears.
Tallaughue.—Under the office of the port reeves: In rents and fermes, 8l. 18s. 11d.; censarre rent, 3s. 4d.; mercements, 6s. 7d.; fines of artificers, 14d.; fines for suit to the court, 3s.; brewster fines, 18d.; releves of 3 burghs, 3s.= 9l. 14s. 5d. Salary of the port reves, 12d.; the catchpolls, 2s.2d., leaving 9l. 14s. 3d. Under the office of the haywarde, 28l. 13s. 1d. Under the office of the bedell: rents and fermes, 102s. 11d.; perquisites of the court, 3s.6d.; fines of freeholders for suit to the court, 4s. 10d.; strayers, nil; heriots, 26s.=6l. 17s. 3d. In the ferme of the mershes, 4l. In the ferme of the milnes, 53s. 4d.
R.O. 1675. The REVENUE.
Fragment of an account of the revenue ending Mich. 17 Hen. VIII. Total 10,576l. [0s. 11d.] Balance in Treasurer's hands, 207l. 15s. 1d.
Sept./GRANTS. 1676. GRANTS in SEPTEMBER 1525.
1. James Nedeham. To be gunner in the Tower of London, with 6d. a day, vice Rob. Fyssher, deceased. Bishopshatfield, 23 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII. Del. the More, 1 Sept.—P.S.
4. Roger Vaughan, of Clero, marches of Wales. Lease of the lp. of Roell, the herbage of Colwyn forest, the lands of Gorwith Ap Owen, lands called Kemerdisshers, a pool called Boughlyn, in Llandilo, the mills of Besenant and Hewey, and the herbage of Roell forest, parcels of the 1p. of Elvell, marches of Wales, for 21 years, at various rents. (No date of delivery.) S.B.—Westm., 4 Sept. Pat. 17 Hen. VIII.p.2,m.11.
6. Henry Parker, gent. usher of the Chamber. Grant of the manor of Hasilbach, Derby, and of all possessions pertaining, to the annual value of 8l., late of Sir Henry Vernon, deceased, which Ric. Vernon, deceased, held for life; to hold during the minority of George s. and h. of Sir Henry. Del. the Moore, 6 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p.2,m.11.
8. Clement Wilshere, gunner. To be one of the King's gunners in the Tower of London, vice Rob. Holmes, deceased, with 8d. a day. Del. the Moore, 8 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII.—S. B. Pat. p. 2, m.11.
10. Philip Vaughan, B.C.L. Grant towards his exhibition, of the free chapel of Mounte, of the annual value of 46s. 8d., and the free chapel of Lezred, of the annnal value of 40s., in Cardigan, S. Wales, vice David Morres, deceased. Dunstable, 27 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 8.
12. John Hereford, yeoman of the Crown. Grant of five messuages in Coventry, lately held by Peter Warton, deceased. Stony Stratford, 3 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII. The More, 12 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p.2,m.7.
12. John Rypley. To be head porter in the Tower of London, with 12d. a day, vice Tho. Stokton. Stony Stratford, 3 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII. Del. the More, 12 Sept.—P.S.
12. Wm. lord Sandes. To be keeper of the forests of Alisholte and Wolmer, Hants, with fees, as enjoyed by Tho. late earl of Arundel, with oats from the tenants of Alton Estbroke and Alton Westbroke, wheat from the abbot of Hyde, and venison from the said forests. Also reversion of the manor of Wardelham, Hants, now held by Wm. earl of Arundel. Del. Westm., 12 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m.8.
13. Rob. Turwhyt, squire of the Body. To be chamberlain of the town of Berwickupon-Tweed, vice Wm. Langton, deceased, with a retinue of 12 soldiers; 4 at 10 marks, and 8 at 9 marks a year. Stony Stratford, 11 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Sept.—P.S.
14. Sir Rob. Constable. Custody of lands in Muston, Fyneley, Lewthorp, Leven, Semer, Burtonfelde, near Semer...ucton, Bempton, Beverley, Newbigeng and Wandisforde, York., and of the moiety of the manor of Saxby or Saxton, and all lands and tenements in Appulby, Linc., amounting to the annual value of 47l. 11s. 4d., lately held by John Saintquintyn, and in the King's hands by the minority of Wm. s. and h. of the said John. Stonystratforde, 10 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII. Del. the Moore, 14 Sept.—P.S.
14. Hugh Davy, yeoman of the Chamber. Lease, in reversion, of the meadow and watermill in the lordship of Sallewarp, Wore., and of the herbage and pannage of Sallewarp park, for life; rent, 5l. 6s. 8d.; now held by John Ketilby, serjeant of the "Chaundry," by patent 28 Oct. 3 Hen. VIII. Also, to be bailiff and parker of Sallewarp. No fees to be paid, except 20s. 8d. in the Hanaper. Stonystratford, 11 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Sept.—P.S.
19. Tho. Stradlyng, sewer of the Chamber. To be beadle of the lps. of Myskyn Glyn, Rotheney, Synghenneyth above Kayack, and Synghenneyth under Kayach, in cos. Glamorgan and Morgannok, S. Wales. Del. the More, 19 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p.2, m.8.
19. Sir Anth. Ughtredd, knight for the Body. Reversion of the office of governor of Jersey, and of the castle of Gurreye or Mountergyll (Mont Orgueil) in that island, with same fees as John Nanfan deceased, and the present governor Sir Hugh Vaughan; to hold during good conduct, with all advowsons, and appointment of officers and soldiers, More, 19 Sept—Pat. 17 Hen. VIII. p.2, m. 10.
20. Thomas Marquis of Dorset. To be steward of the lordship and master of the hunt of Chelmysmore, Warw., vice Ralph Swyllyngton (?), attorney general. The More, 20 Sept.—Pat. 17 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8.
23. Michael Muschaums or Muschampe, and Tho. Taylor, of Belforde, Northumb. Pardon for the murder of Tho. Elwolde at Belford, in 5 Hen. VIII. Del. Richmond, 23 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p.2, m. 4.
26. John Salter. To be justiciar of North Wales, with fees of 33l. 6s. 8d. a year. Del. Richmond, 26 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 10.
28. Tho. Englefeld, serjeant-at law. Grant, in tail male, of the manor of Drynghouses and the moiety of the manor of Askam Bryan in co. city of York, which lately belonged to Sir Francis Lovell. Hunnesdon, 20 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII. Del. the Moore, 28 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m.11.
—.Luke de la Arch and Geoffry Hewys. Grant of the office of one of the gunners in the Tower of London, as held by Rob. Fissher by patent 26 April... Hen. VIII., with the wages of 6d. a day, from 19 Aug. last; to the intent that they [shall become] powdermakers, and [furnish] the King [with powder], on demand, at the rate of 7 marks the last, finding (?) only saltpetre; the King granting them casks or "dryfattes." Stony-Stratford, ... [Sept.] 17 Hen. VIII. (No date of delivery.)—P.S. (Mutilated.)


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