Henry VIII: March 1526, 1-14

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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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March 1526

1 March.
Calig. B. III. f. 114. B. M.
I. Henry earl of Cumberland to Magnus.
He and lord Maxwell had met at Lowmabell Stone, Feb. 26, for redress to be made on Thursday the 15 March, at the same place, by his brother Sir Thos. and the lord Maxwell, for offences committed since the peace taken at Norham by Norfolk and Arran. Proclamation has been made under their hands. As Maxwell will not answer for Liddisdale and Vysdale (sic), wishes to be certified of the King's pleasure in that behalf. Carlisle, 1 March. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. at ƒ. 116 b: "To the right worshipful master Magnus, ambassador to the King's most noble grace."
Calig. B. III. f. 115. B. M. II. "Copy of a letter sent to the earl of Cumberland from T. Magnus."
Has received his letter dated Carlisle the 1st. Commends his proceedings. Has written to the Chancellor of Scotland respecting Liddisdale and Ewesdale. Advises the Earl, when he has a difficulty, to do the same, especially as he has many kinsmen here by the Somerset side. Magnus will not stay long. The countess of Bothwell, lord Maxwell's wife, is the Earl's near kinswoman. It is not easy to manage the Armstrongs, such "wild and misguided men," by the sword. He must sometimes have recourse to policy.
P. 1.
1 March.
Calig. B. II. 114. B. M. St. P. IV. 442.
Has not yet been surely ascertained by the Scotch Council, either of the next day of true, or of the order to be taken for redress. They have answered, however, most honorably, both by their general letter and by their special letters, touching the effect of his long letter, of which he sent a copy with his last. Lord Hoome and the Carres have not gone to Edinburgh as they expected, except Mark Carre, with others their deputies. New summonses are issued that they be at Edinburgh on Friday next, to make redress or be treated as rebels. Has sent to the Council to be diligent, as he believes they will, according to their letters enclosed. Their goodwill is specially shown in an article in the bishop of Aberdeen's letter, which also mentions that the peace is already confirmed under the Great Seal of Scotland, and is waiting for the confirmation of England. Mentioned the Chancellor in his last, who is the best and most powerful friend of England there. By letters which have lately come from France it appears he has entirely lost favor there, especially of Albany. This partly appears in Adam Otterburn's letter lately sent to me. Thinks the Chancellor has reason for his complaint that his interests are not considered in England. Hears that he has learned from the Lombards what are to be his charges, both to be cardinal and legate, for which he has obtained the consent of his King and the lords. It is not desirable that the promotion should take effect, except by means of England.
It is expected lord Dacre will be made steward of Hexham and captain of Norham, with his uncle Sir Christopher as his deputy; which would tend to keep the Borders in order at less expence. Will explain more fully at his coming. The Borders were never better ruled. The issue of the redress is doubtful; for though the Council are willing, Teviotdale is not able to answer for its offences. Many, both rich and poor, are willing to endure their losses rather than make more business. Hopes the offenders at least will be delivered. Berwick, 1 March. Signed.
Add.: Unto my lord Legate's good grace.
1 March.
Galba, B. IX. 10. B. M.
Wrote last on the 21st ult. My Lady intends shortly to return to Malines, spend Easter there, and then proceed to Flanders to assemble the Estates for a grant of money. Brabant has granted 150,000 fl., half to be paid in March, and half at Midsummer. Since his last letter, 10 persons, two being women, and one an Austin friar, have done open penance, in a solemn procession, for being Lutherans. It is thought there are many in the town. It is likely that this summer will be troubled with such folks, especially in Almayne, though there they have smarted at the full.
The servants of some merchants of Paris say that at the publication of peace, making fires or any outward rejoicing was forbidden, on pain of death; that the Parisians will not consent to the delivery of the duchy of Borgoyne; that the Regent is on her way to Bayonne with the Dolphin and his brother; and that the parliaments will not consent to the Dolphin's leaving the realm. Letters from Italy contain news of great preparations of war being made by the Venetians and the Pope, who have obtained promise of assistance from the Swiss, "whereby it seems that Mars is not yet sufficiently buried; wherefore it is to be feared that, an he rise again, he will be as fierce or more than ever he was." There is no fresh news from Spain.
Wrote from Brussells before Christmas about Hanz Poprytter, the gunmaker, and Wm. Lelegrave went to England about the same time, so that Wolsey must now know all about the King's munitions here. Mr. Hanz, not having heard from Lelegrave, is in great despair and danger for the money due to him from the King, and says he has no remedy, but "to make finance" with the artillery. The King's powder here will be lost, unless it is soon provided for. Antwerp, 1 March 1525.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. and endd. at ƒ. 12 (fn. 1).
2 March.
R. O.
Received his letter by Ric. Rutter, and on the last of Feb. swore him in to the room of 8d. a day in the retinue, lately held by Andro Flammok. The same day two servants of Geo. Carowe and Chamberleyn were brought before the Council, and said they came from Boulogne to take passage to England, and had left Flammock there. Wrote to the captain of Boulogne to detain him, and laid out men to take him, but at the end of dinner he came in booted and spurred. Examined him about his leaving England. He said that at Exeter he met Geo. Carow and Edw. Rogers, who asked him to go with them to Calais by water, promising to make his journey worth 20 nobles. Not knowing of any "malfayt" committed by them, he went with them to Dartmouth, and embarked in a Breton ship for Calais, but they were driven by the wind to Conquet, and went thence by land towards Paris. At Blois, Carow and Rogers offered their services to the lady Regent, but she would not retain them without a letter from the King or Wolsey. They then went to Paris, and lodged at the Four Sons of Eymond, where Flammok left them, and has come hither to clear himself of the charges brought against him, as the master porter, the bearer, will show. He has Flammok's confession in writing, and two "caskes" with letters and tokens sent by Carow and Chamberleyn to their friends in England. Has committed Flammok and the said servants to gaol. Calais, 2 March. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.
3 March.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 123.
2007. TREATY of the MOORE.
Obligation of the city of Orleans to observe the treaty of the Moore. Hotel de Ville, 3 Mar. 1525.
Lat., sealed.
4 March.
Vit. B. VIII. 20. B. M.
"Illme ac Rme, &c. Superioribus diebus Papa mi[sit] ... unum suum in Franciam, et prout per alias D. v. R. significatum est, e ti u m ... isthuc; nunc autem cum audiverit illum quem in Franciam mittebat in civitate Florentiæ in infirmitatem incidisse, decrevit ut quidam servitor [Ducis] Mantuæ, qui nuper ex Hispania venit, loco illius infirmi in Franciam vadat, crediturque a multis quod melius res succedet medio istius, cum Dux* prædictus et sui grati sint Cæsareis, et tamen ipse Dux* est deditissimus Papæ. Papa ostendit cum maximo desiderio expectare a Rege nostro aliquid intelligere de mente tam Majestatis suæ quam Regis Gallorum erga res Cæsaris, ostendendo se in his plus solito virilis animi, quod ego potissime puto causari a ministris Regis Gallorum, quos per aliquas conjecturas et signa quæ video puto persuadere Sanctitati suæ ut virilem animum i[n]duat, dando ei spem quod eorum Rex dum liber fuerit, spretis promissionibus Cæsari factis, vires suas cum Sanctitate sua et aliis interponet, ut monarchiæ per ipsum Cæsarem ambitæ resistatur. Et licet putem hujusmodi ministros hæc non nomine Regis Gallorum aut ejus matris Papæ dicere, sed tanquam ex sc ipsis, ne forte, si aliquid penetraret eorum Regi adhuc in manibus Cæsaris existenti noceret, tamen pro certo teneo Papam crede[re] talia non ab ipsis solis procedere, præsertim cum exorbitanti[bus] capitulis quæ hic publicantur, si modo vera sint, satis persuadeat quod Rex Gallorum nullo modo sit e[a] servaturus, et ex con- sequenti sit animum applicaturus ad obviandum magnitudini Cæsaris. Hæc autem licet a Ste sua aut suis non in[t]e[ll]e[xerim] sed solum per aliquas conjecturas et signa, ut dixi, circa hæc viderim, sciamque si quid sit non latere D. v. R., visum tamen mihi est non ab re id sibi significare. Quod Cæsaris exercitus qui in Lombardia est par in territorium Placentiæ, quæ ditionis Pontificiæ est, Papa inconsulto, venerit, non sine Sanctitatis suæ displicentia, credo D. v. R. notum esse. Per alias communes D. v. R. intelliget ea quæ a S. D. N. habuimus. Alia non occurrunt," &c. Rome, 4 March 1526. Signed.
Lat., mutilated, pp. 2. Cipher undeciphered.
4 March.
R. O.
2009. JOHN TAYLER, Archdeacon of Bucks, to WOLSEY.
After writing his letter from Romorantin (Romiu~) followed with the court. Madame told Vaulx daily that he should be despatched when they came to Barbazens, and now says that he must wait till Robertet comes, who, they understand, will meet Madame at Bayona, for he has such a disease in his eyes that he may not labor. Vaulx, seeing that he is thus put off, has gone to Burdugale touching the obligation of the town. Has heard him say many times that he would never return to England without bringing with him everything concerning the peace concluded. Never saw any man so dismayed about his delay. Since he came from Lyons, he has been promised to be despatched from day to day. Has no news but that the bishop of Tarbes came to my Lady at Coy on Feb. 25, told her that her son would be at Bayona on March 10, and asked her to meet him there on that day. Does not think she can do so conveniently, though she journeys every day. It is said here that she is 44 leagues distant from Bayona. Barbazeus, in the county of Angulesme in Aquitania, 4 March. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lorde Carlls grace. Endd.
4 March.
R. O.
Writes to show him his progress in writing, and to ask the King's blessing and pardon for having so long forborne to write. Will endeavor to obtain learning and virtue correspondent to his advancement, as Magnus the bearer will tell him. Sheriffhutton, 4 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
4 March.
Vesp. F. III. 186. B. M. Ellis, 1 Ser. I. 267.
Writes to show him his progress in writing, and to ask for his blessing and pardon for having so long delayed to write. No creature living is more bound to his favor than he is. As the King by Wolsey's means has advanced him in honor, will try to attain learning, virtue, and cunning correspondent to the same, that he may hereafter serve the King, which is his only intent and purpose, as Magnus the bearer will show him. Sheriffhutton, 4 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
5 March.
Vit. B. VIII. 21. B. M.
"Ill. ac R. in Christo, &c. Fuimus cum S. D. N. ... dixit quod Cæsar respondit capitulis alias de mense Decembris factis inter Stem S. et Mtem Cæsaream ... Cæsarem non contentare quod Dux modernus remaneat in statu, sed asserit intuitu Papæ esse contem[platum] ut Dux Borboni habeat ducatum Mediolani. Scribunt etiam ex Hispania quod Dux Borboni mi[ttitur] a Cæsare in Italiam cum 300,000 ducatis, et ut cito venire possit. Scripsit Cæsar Januam ut statim mittantur illuc triremes quas postea vult iterum in Hispanias redire cum quatuor magnis navibus quas caracas vocant ad hoc ut serviant Cæsari hac æstate in Italiam venturo. Scribunt etiam viceregem Neapolitanum ire cum Rege Gallorum usque Baionam et inde venire in Italiam ad S. D. [N.,] et deinde in regnum Neapolitanum. S. D. N. misit in Angliam nuntium ad sollicitandum Rege[m] nostrum pro subsidio Regis Ungariæ in periculo constituti ob apparatum Turcarum. Misit etiam alium ad Regem Gallorum, tam ob hoc quam ad congratulationem ex sua liberatione, sed hic in civit[ate] Florentiæ incidit in ægritudinem. Speratur tamen quod cito sanabitur et iter suum prosequatur.
"Pontifex et reliqui principes ostendunt expectare quam resolutionem suscepturus sit Rex noster super rebus Cæsaris, asserentes omnia a Magestate sua pendere et eos [ip]sam velle sequi. Nos, ut per alias scripsimus, fecimus quantum D. [v. R.] nobis mandavit per ultimas literas, quæ datæ fuerunt xviij. Januarii, scripsimusque responsum nobis datum. Nunc autem cum nova hæc de pace venerint, nescio quæ sit mens Regis nostri et D. v. R., præsertim cum nullas alias literas istinc habuerimus post confectionem dictæ pacis. Supplicamus D. v. R. ut dignetur nobis significare quid facturi simus. Et illi nos humillime commendamus. Romæ, 5 Martii 15[26]." Signed.
Lat., p. 1, mutilated. Part cipher, with modern decipher interlined.
6 March.
Galba, B. IX. 14. B. M.
Wrote last on the ... instant. The king of Denmark was discontented with the arrangements for his maintenance, and for providing for his children apart from him, and he returned to Lyre. My Lady altered her purpose of coming straight hither; went to Lyre on the 2nd, and stayed there till yesterday, arriving here about 7 p.m. with the King's children in her company. He came hither this morning, not pleased at their being separated from him. The earl of Ga ... will reside at the court, and is made second ... the finances. Howstrate will remain with his wife at Howstrate during Lent. It is reported that the French estates would prefer their King to be in perpetual prison, rather than give up the hostages or the duchy of Burgundy. If so, Howstrate will have to come hither, and have cause to esteem the old friends of this house more than he has done since the capture of Francis.
In Almayn, the Princes are determined to take all temporal jurisdiction from the Church. The landgrave Van Hessyn has ejected the abbots and monks of Fulden, being the principal abbot in Germany. Prays God it be not true, for the example is too perilous. Malines, 6 March 1525.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated.
6 March.
R. O.
2014. [WOLSEY] to the BISHOP OF CHESTER. (fn. 2)
Sends the instrument of composition relating to the monasteries in his diocese which Wolsey has suppressed for his college at Oxford. Desires him to have the conventual and chapter seals of Coventry and Lichfield affixed, and then sent back that he may affix the seal of the college, when the document shall be left in the Bishop's custody. Richmond, 6 March. Not signed.
P. 1. Add.
R. O. 2. Blank duplicate of the same.
6 March.
R. O.
Will of Will. Sharparowe, of Suthwark, Surrey, miller, dated 6 March 1525. To be buried in the church of St. Olave's, Southwark, within St. Anne's isle. A marble stone to be set over him, with laten or copper images of himself, his wife and children. Bequests to the altar of the church, the mother church of Winchester, the brotherhoods of Our Lady and St. Clement, and St. Anne's sisterhood in St. Olave's church, and to the Rood light. For three trentals of masses, two at St. Olave's and one at Wandsworth. For a priest to sing masses for a year, for himself, his father, mother and children, at St. Olave's, 7l. 6s. 8d.; and another at Wandsworth, 6l. 6s. 8d. Releases his son Will. Sharparow of all debts to him at his decease. "Item, I bequeath to every of my servants being a leader with me at time of my decease"_
Pp. 3. End wanting.
6 March.
Vit. B. VIII. 21 (fn. 3). B. M.
"Ill. ac R. &c. Per literas datas quarto h[ujus] scripsi quæ occurrebant D. v. R. Denide quia immoratus est hic nuntius per duos dies citra opinionem visum mihi est E. D. v. R. significare quod nihil aliud postea occurrit nisi quod S. D. N. cognoscens, ut multi affirmant, male sibi successisse ex consiliis Datarii* quæ secutus est, vocavit ad consilium ultra patrem Cardlem de Salviatis duos alios Florentinos, viri, (fn. 4) ut dicunt, gravis judicii. Unde creditur quod si hoc procedat maxime remanebit dictus Datarius* exautoratus. Hi autem, ut fertur, multum abhorrent monarchiam Cæsaris. Habui hoc mane a viro gravi et tali cui credi potest quod mater Regis Gallorum per bonum medium et secretum significavit Venetis ut in resolutione rerum suarum supersederent donec Rex Galliæ esset in Francia, quia tunc ostenderet quicquid cum Cæsare egerit per vim egisse. Alia non occurrunt," &c. Rome, 6 March 1526. Signature cut off.
Hol., p. 1, mutilated. Cipher, with imperfect modern decipher interlined.
7 March.
Cal. B. III. 294. B. M.
Received his letter, dated Berwick, 5 March, stating he had received confirmation of the peace, with a commission for interchange, desiring some person may be sent to him to Berwick for that purpose, as, since the late diet kept at Riden burn, he has had great dolor by ane disease fallen in his legs. Thank him for diligence in this matter. Will do as he wishes. Have taken pains to repress disorders, and written to the earl of Westmoreland on the subject. In reply to my lord of Cumberland's complaint that lord Maxwell would not answer for Eskdale and Ewisdale, he must answer for Ewisdale and Eskdale; "and as for Liddalisdale that ye write Lytherisdale," it belongs to Angus, who has written to Westmoreland on the subject, and made arrangements with the young earl Bothwell. Edinburgh, 7 March.
P. 1 (broad sheet). Add.
7 March.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 124.
2018. TREATY of the MOORE.
1. Obligation of the city of Bordeaux to observe the treaty of the Moore. Hôtel de Ville, 7 March 1525.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 125. 2. Obligation of the city of Tours for the same. Hôtel de Ville, 7 March 1525.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 126. 3. Obligation of the city of Rouen for the same. Hôtel de Ville, 7 March 1525.
7 March.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 127.
Commission of James king of Scotland to Thomas abbot of Kelso and George Ker, provost of Druglas (Douglas), to deliver his ratification of the treaty of Berwick. Edinburgh, 7 March 1525.
9 March.
Calig. B. I. 74. B. M.
The abbot of Kelso, or Master George his brother, will meet him at Berwick for the interchange of the seals of the two princes. My Lords did not think it necessary to send any one from the court. Angus has promised redress at the next diet, and has received the thanks of the King and Council for it. The Chancellor complains that his servant at London is not admitted to the Cardinal's presence; but his presence there is a proof of the cordiality between Wolsey and the Chancellor, and of the indignation of the latter against Albany. Edinburgh, 9 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: "To my lord (sic) Archdene of Estryden, counsalor to ye Kinges grace of Inglond, &c."
At the beginning is written in a different hand: "From Mr. Adam Otterbourne."
12 March.
R. O.
The emperor of the Turks is making great preparations for an expedition into Hungary. They say he will not wait so long as he did before. They have sent all their men, even old men, to Nicopolis, where their ships are assembled, and have issued proclamations on the frontier that none, on pain of death, should dare to sell their sheep, fruit, or corn. They have brought great chains of iron to Nandoralba (Belgrade) by 13 camels. The Sephkoni has sent Wrathkowygli a horse, and given him the chief captaincy called Kalaywzz (?). The greater part of the Emperor's forces are assembled in the island of Ipzada Vetani, between Drianapol and Gallipoli. It is unhappily known in Turkey that the king [of Hungary] has not rewarded or employed the waywode Paul Bachygk (ut Regia Majestas nullum bonum fecit cum vaywoda P. B.), who, everybody says, has done much service for Hungary. They say the Turk will not cross the Danube, on account of the great waters, but will penetrate to Buda. Varasti, Monday after Lætare Sunday 1526.
Copy, Lat., pp. 3. Endd.: Nova Hungarica. The Latin is very strange, and sometimes unintelligible.
R. O. 2. Another copy with some marginal notes in Italian.
Endd.: "Exemplum literarum Thomæ Podwynay ad Archiep. Colocen."
12 March.
Vesp. C. III. 223. B. M. St. P. VI. 526.
2022. LEE to [HENRY VIII.]
Before leaving Toledo, sent letters of 13 Feb., advertising the Emperor's answer touching the sending of the archbishop of Bari for arrangement of the debts. Arrived at Seville, 6 March, which the Empress had entered on Saturday the 3rd. The Emperor came on the 10th, and was privately married on the 11th, about two in the morning. He is preparing for Italy, with great speed, because he has heard that the Turk is ready to invade Italy and Hungary. The Turk has made truce with the king of Poland. How the Pope will take the Emperor's coming into Italy you doubtless understand. It is said they are treating of a marriage between the illegitimate son of the magnifico Julian and the Emperor's illegitimate daughter. Seville, 12 March.
Hol., pp. 2. The passage in cipher is deciphered by Tuke.
12 March.
Vesp. C. III. 224. B. M.
2023. LEE to [WOLSEY].
Your letters dated Richmond, 24 Dec., arrived 10 March. "After recomforting of my lord of London and master Dean, which, as your Grace benignly writeth, causeless feared blame," took into consideration the two points in Wolsey's letter of the 2 Dec., viz. touching the Chancellor's answer about the King's debts, and their refusal to require the King's consent for the Portuguese match. Followed Wolsey's instructions in showing the Emperor the King's liberality in advancing him money,—his promise to make ample repayment, and urged him to send an ambassador into England to arrange this matter. Were told that he had resolved to send the arch bishop of Bari for that purpose, and that he would have been already sent had he not been ill. Could get no other answer. This was a mere excuse, as Lee had met the Archbishop, and saw he was recovered. Hearing that the Emperor intended to depart much further from England, repaired to him and urged the Archbishop's departure, but received from the Chancellor the same answer as before, and that if he had been well enough "he should now have gone with the French queen into France," as I wrote from Toledo on 13 Feb.
Is perplexed, as he has no commission to receive ready payment if they should offer it. As much money has been paid for the Emperor's marriage, thinks it a good opportunity to urge the King's claims. The archbishop of Bari is now here, and has "made as short a journey hither from Toledo as I have, which is no token that he is much sick."
Has received no part of Wolsey's "pension of Palence." Almaigne could do nothing, as the Bishop was sent to conduct the new Empress. Cannot live here on his allowance. His charges increase daily. Civil, 12 March.
Hol., pp. 4. The passage in cipher deciphered by Tuke.
13 March.
R. O.
Names of the cottagers and their rents (fn. 5) in Alderbrughe. Total of cottages, 229½. Rent, 19s. 1½d.
Rental renewed 2 March 17 Hen. VIII., in Fawkenham; 2 freeholders and 26 copyholders (named). Total, 9l. 2s. 5d.
Similar rentals for—
Thorney Lesonnes, 20 copyholders. Total not given.
Snape, 42 [copyholders].
Friston, 10 [copyholders], including John Abell of Wangford.
Hasylwood, 9.
Werkesylver, 9.
"Patria," 12.
Onyell, 26.
Dodnasshe Charles, 5 March 17 Hen. VIII.
Barfold, 8.
Capell, 5.
Bentby, 6.
Tadyston, 8.
Stutton, 7.
Braham, 3.
Whereham, 1.
Holbroke, 1.
Wykys, 2 farmers of the demesne lands.
Names of the tenants, with their rents, 7 March 17 Hen. VIII., 24.
Tendering, 4.
Fratyng, 4.
Mistley, 3.
Bradefeld, 10.
Wrabmas, 1.
Wyrmyngford, 11.
Westberhold, 1.
Fordeham, 4.
Bernston Hall, 1.
Tolshunt Major, 9 March 17 Hen. VIII.
Tolshunt, 1. Maldon, 1. Purley, 1. Norton, 4. Tolshunt Manor, 8.
Typtre, 9 March 17 Hen. VIII., 37.
Stannesgate,—March 17 Hen. VIII., 17. Tyllingham, 7. Stannesgate and Ramesey, 11. (fn. 6) Tolshunt Mauger, 1. Messing, 1. Tolsshunt Tregos, 2. Maldon, St. Mary's, 2. Woddham Martyn, 1. Steple, 5. Tolham Magna, 9.
Bluntwalls, 13 March 17 Hen. VIII.
Toby, 11. Bursted Magna, 9. Bursted Parva, 2. Ramesdon Bellus, 1. Wyndehyll, 3. Ramesdon Cray, 3. Total, 75s. 4d.
Dunton Bassett, a member of Canwall, 10. Ragedale, 1. Hyll, 12. Sutton Parva, 10. Betterscote, 1. Fairesley, 3. Drayton, 2. Pakyngton, 1. Tomworth, 2. Elford, 1. Whyttinton, 2. Whytacre, 1. Bynsey, parcel of Fredyswyde, 13.
Pp. 24.
ii. Lands in Essex and Suffolk leased to different persons by the late priors of Snape, Wykes, Dodnashe, Horksley, Typtre, Stannesgate, Thoby, Blakamore, Tykeforde.
Pp. 15.
iii. Account of the dimensions of certain altar stones and other stones.
P. 1. In same hand as the preceding.
iv. Debts of the late prior of Blakamore.
P. 1.
v. "The contents of the site of the late monastery of Blakamore," viz., images, candlesticks, a pair of organs and a sacring bell, &c. in the middle aisle, Our Lady's aisle, St. Peter's aisle and the body of the church.
Pp. 2.
vi. Memorandum of recognisance entered into, 4 March 17 [Hen. VIII.], by Thos. Crumwell and Thos. Russhe, of Ipswich, before the King's justices ... [at] Ipswich, that Geo. Fastolf should keep the peace towards John Smyth.
P. 1.
14 March.
Galba, B. IX. 13. B. M.
Wrote last on the 6th. Went to the court on Sunday last, to hear the serm[on]. Told my Lady he was going to Antwerp next day on business. She said she had heard from the ambassador in England of the solemnities kept by Wolsey and the clergy on hearing of the peace, and that the same day the ambassador dined with his Grace, and had large communication with him; but of what she did not say, but changed the manner of her sayings, so as there lacked none appearance of the small affection she bears to Wolsey. It is like enough to be as small towards the King, but of that she gave not so much outward semblance.
While he was with her, the prince of Denmark and his two sisters came to visit her, "which be right goodly and fair children, specially the daughters." Went to Antwerp on Monday, by water; for so much water has come down from the high countries, that between this place and Antwerp neither horse nor cart can easily escape. While there a post came from Spain to the merchants. Heard from a friend that the Emperor had staid a few days at Madrid with the French king, but had left on the 13th ult. to meet his spouse at Seville, and that Francis would leave for Victoria on the following day; that some French merchants had said that the lady Regent had left Bloys with the Dauphin for Bayonne, whither all the estates and great men are drawing. Yesterday, after returning hither, was told that the king of Denmark had gone towards Almayne. Supposes he has had some news of comfort from his friends, but if he is short of money, as Wingfield thinks, he will not get much assistance. It is said that the duke of Holstein, his uncle, is dead. Malines, 14 March 1525.
Hol., pp. 2.
14 March.
P. S.
2026. For BRADNESTOK PRIORY, Salisb. dioc.
Assent to the election of Wm. Snowe, canon there, as prior. Westm., 14 March.
Pat. 17 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12.


  • 1. θ6.
  • 2. i.e., of Coventry and Lichfield.
  • 3. h8.
  • 4. So in cipher.
  • 5. The rent is 1d. per annum per cottage.
  • 6. Some of these rents are in cocks and hens and eggs.