Henry VIII: April 1524, 11-20

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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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April 1524

11 April.
Vesp. F. XIII. 81. B. M.
Today 26 sail of victuallers and artillery came to this haven, and went northwards to Berwick, Aylmouth, and Blythesnoke; so that if the moon were light, Wolsey should hear of some hurt done to the Scots; but till the moon shines after midnight, it is not possible to do any good exploit, but only to make small "excourses," and let them sow their "byg" and barley, which is daily done. As Wolsey writes that perhaps the great invasion will take no effect, advises him, if he thinks so, that Weldon should stop some of his provisions; for if he provides the whole complement, and it is not used, the King will suffer much loss, for corn never seemed likely to be so plentiful as this year. Hears by espial from Scotland that the Queen has left her son at Stirling, bringing with her all the French that were about him, leaving him only in the keeping of Scots. Will know shortly if it is true, and send word. Newcastle, 11 April.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate's good Grace. Endd.
11 April.
Cal. B. III. 141. B. M.
"Copy of a letter to the queen's grace of Scotland."
Has received her letter by Paullyn, who she desired might be dispatched to England. Will forward her letters to the King, Wolsey and my lord Treasurer, but is forbidden at present to let any one pass. Whittingham, 11 April.
In Dacre's clerk's hand, p. 1.
Add. MS.
24,966, f. 202. B. M.
2. Another copy from Dacre's Letter-book.
11 April.
R. O.
238. PRESTS.
Receipt by John Jenyns for 550l. had of Sir John Daunce, 11 April 15 Hen. VIII. upon a prest for the payment of the king's army at sea. Signed.
Writing faint.
12 April.
Add. MS. 24,965, f. 202b. B. M.
Has received a letter from Wolsey, of 6 April, bidding him send to the Abbot for money for the garrisons. Asks him to deliver to his servants, John Sympson and Thos. Talentyre, two months' wages, 2,600l., as the carriage of money often is expensive and dangerous. They can indent with him for it; and, that there may be no default, he indents this letter. Whittingham, 12 April 15 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Headed: Copie of a lettre to the abbot of Sancte Mary Abbey besides Yorke, indented.
13 April.
Cal. B. II. 202. B. M.
Has received his letters of 6 April, with the double of a cipher, (1) expressing his willingness to coö perate with Albany in all things pertaining to peace, and (2) especially if Albany could continue in those good intentions expressed in his letter, of which Dacre had sent him a copy. Albany had sent to the latter to learn from him if he had the powers mentioned in the letter he sent to Wolsey, because on that security he could proceed to expedite the business as contained in his dispatch. As soon as he has dispatched the ciphers Wolsey has sent him, he will openly avow his share in the business. Professes that no fault shall arise on his part. Edinburgh, 13 April. Signed.
Fr., pp. 2. Add.: A Mons. le Cardinal de York, legat, primat et chancellier d'Angleterre.
* This letter is noted in the margin by Wolsey in Tuke's hand:—
(1.) No double of cipher was sent to him.
(2.) The letter is full of false surmises, and couched in such general terms, so unlike the purpose of Wolsey's last, Wolsey thinks he durst not make his secretary privy thereunto.
Add. MS.
24,965, f. 230. B. M.
2. Copy of the preceding, in Dacre's Letter book.
Pp. 2.
Ib. f. 228. 3. An English translation of the same.
Pp. 2.
13 April.
Cal. B. VI. 155. B. M.
Has received his two dispatches, the one by Carrik, and the other by post, enclosing the lord Cardinal's. Perceives Wolsey has accepted his overtures. Will fail in nothing, and trusts they will do the like. Sends Unicorn. Edinburgh, 13 April.
Begs a precise answer, and that Dacre will write to Wolsey that Barboun, if returned, may not be delayed. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Dacres, lieut. and warden general of the Marches of England foranent Scotland.
Add. MS.
24,965, f. 206. B. M.
2. Copy of the preceding, in Dacre's Letter-book.
Headed: "Copie of a lettre sent frome the Duke of Albany to the lorde Dacre, the principall sent up to my lorde Cardinallis grace, brought by Unicorn pursevant."
13 April.
Cal. B. VI. 154. B. M.
"Sic thynges as Unicorn pursuivant shall shaw to the lord Dacres on my lord governor's behalve."
(1.) Has received his letters by Carrik, and my lord Cardinal's by the post. Desires special and particular answer, signed by Dacre and under his signet, that he may know what things my lord Cardinal accepts. (2.) Dacre must send the lord Governor's letters to the Cardinal, with the safe-conduct, in Latin and Scotch, filled up with the names of those declared in his memorials, and if not valid till the 1st of June procure another for 50 men and horse. (3.) Dacre must inform Albany if he has power to take truce for the time of the safe-conduct; and (4.) when and where the said Frenchman and Scotchman should depart, and by whom they shall be received. (5.) That John de Barbon, if returned to England, be not hindered on his way to Scotland. Edinburgh, 13 April.
Add. MS.
24,965, f. 206. B. M.
2. Copy of the preceding, in Dacre's Letter-book.
13 April.
Gal. B. VIII. 28. B. M. Ellis, 3 Ser. I. 316.
The lady Margaret has sent for him to express her gratitude for Wolsey's good words of herself and M. Hoogstrate. She has informed him that a servant of Marq. d'Arescote has taken an English spy on the borders of Valenciennes belonging to Richard de la Pole. Encloses his confession in French and English. She has, at his request, ordered the spy to be taken to Burborowz near Gravelings by Monday next. Has written to Sir Robert Wyngfield to receive him. Desires his captor may be paid out of money in Wm. Lylgrave's hand. The duke of Holstein, late elect of Denmark, has sent to Antwerp Dr. Brent and Dyrick von Reight, sometime servant to Edmund de la Pole. Wishes to know Wolsey's pleasure whether they shall have a safe-conduct. Antwerp, 13 April.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated. Add. and endd. at ƒ. 29 b.
13 April.
R. O.
244. SHIPS.
List of the crews of the ships in Portsmouth Harbour, mustered by Richard Palshed, for one month from 17 March to 13 April 15 Hen. VIII.
The Henry Grace Dewe, Thos. Germyn, master, John Ewayne, boatswain, 68 men. The Grette Galley, Edm. Cony, master, 13 men. The Grette Galle, David Barrey, master, 12 men. The Mary Rosse, Fadere Conner, 17 men. The Mary Grace, Ric. Mallett, 7 men. The Grett Barbara, John Cloge, master, 7 men. The Peter Pomgarnot, Robt. Longmede, master, 10 men. The Grette Barke, John Sergeaunte, 6 men The Mary James, Ric. Tyrre, master, 5 men. The Mary John, Nicholas Wynchester, master, 7 men. The Mary George, Ric. Elyott, master, 7 men. The John of Grenwich, Thos. Becham, Nic. Bowbelle. Paid by Hopton to Thos. Jarmayn, for 26 mariners who took the Mynyon laden with wine, taken by Thos. Sperte from a Breton, from Portsmouth to London, 14 days' wages and victuals, and a half share to the master, 6l. 16s. 10d. The John Baptist, mustered 29 April 16 Hen. VIII. Ric. Foster, capt.; Sir Ric. Wakefield, chaplain; 87 [soldiers]; Peter Yonge, master, 132 mariners, 16 gunners.
The laborers at the walls, ditches and bulwarks at Portsmouth, for 18 days, from 6th to 26 March 15 Hen. VIII.: John Prentysse, quarter master, 30 men, 5 carters. From 27 March till 23 April: Prentysse and Thos. Wotton, quartermasters, 46 men, 7 carters.
Gunners, from 26 Nov. to 17 March 15 Hen. VIII.: John Hopton, capt.; John Westow, master gunner; Thos. à Wood, John Rowlf, Wm. Kenyngs, John Hartly, Lawrence Clayton, Chr. Gold, John Taylor, and Hew Gooch, quartermasters; 51 men.
Pp. 8, large paper. Each list signed by Palshide.
13 April.
R. O.
245. JOHN SAMPYE, tailor.
Articles against the above, for saying, on 13 April 15 Hen. VIII., in the church of the Crutched Friars, London: (1.) That he had been wrongfully imprisoned in the Counter by the mayor of London and Nicholas Partriche, alderman. (2.) That they had no power to send any man to ward. (3.) That many were "cast away by lying in the Counter and Newgate" at the command of the Corporation. (4.) That if he might have Partriche and John Charley, cooper, in the said Counter, he would be amply satisfied. (5.) That he would have a citation, and bring Partriche before the Cardinal. (6.) "Item, he said openly, in derision of the said Mr. Partriche, that he was born at Ware and Sampye at Wadsmill, and that he would blow in the ear of the said Partriche such a trump of Wadsmill, that all England should speak of it."
ii. Report of the depositions of Robert Ryvell and others to the above. Addressed to the Lord Mayor.
Pp. 3.
13 April. 246. THOS. CAVENDISH.
His will. Printed in Nicolas' Testamenta Vetusta, p. 606.
14 April.
Calig. B. VI. 157. B. M.
Since his last despatch, sent this morning by Unicorn in answer to Wolsey's letters, has been informed that Dacre contemplates a raid "with the hole vageoris and borderars," which he cannot believe, after what has passed, and the promise given by him, that till Barboun's return "all rades abun 10, 20, or 30 horses at the maist shall cease." Will be guilty of no dissimulation. Despatches Carrik to know the truth of the rumor. Edinburgh, 14 April. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: "To the lord Dacres," &c.
14 April.
R. O.
248. WILL of ... LER, Esq.
His body to be buried in St. Mary's chapel, in the parish church of St. Nicholas, Thames Ditton. Leaves the following bequests: to the mother church of Winchester, 12d.; to the curate of his parish, for tithes withheld, 20d.; to the Black Friars at Ludgate, 20s.; to the other three orders, 10s.; to the Friars of Richmond, for a trental of masses, 10s. and six sheep; masses to be performed for his burial at Westminster and the Savoy; to the brethren of St. James, Ditton, 2s.; to the chapel of St. Katherine's, Charing Cross, 6s. 8d.; to Sir Ric. Alford, "prest armett there," 20s.; to each of his godchildren 12d.; for a priest to sing for his soul for a year at St. Nicholas Ditton, 7l.; "and every day when he says mass to say at the lavatory De profundis with Inclina and Fidelium for all Christian souls, and the said priest shall say ... every day during the said year Placebo ... within the church or churchyard." For a chalice worth 44s., and a vestment worth 30s., to be given to the said church; directions for masses, distribution of bread, ale, and cheese. Gives his lands in Thames Ditton and elsewhere to Eme his wife, and after her death to be sold by his cousins, Thos. Hynnege, Esq., Mr. Nic. Townley, Sir Robt. Burton, clk., Thos. Roylyns and Robt. Borough, gents., Thos. Rcbynson, Robt. Alceter, Watter Symond, and Robt. Wod, yeomen, and the money to be distributed in charity. His wife and Sir Wm. Sands, his curate, are executors; the latter to have 40s. and the testator's best gown. 14 April [15]24, 15 Hen. VIII.
Mutilated, copy, pp. 4.
15 April.
Galba, B. VI. 17. B. M.
249. W. KNIGHT to [TUKE ?].
Last night a post came from Milan. The Duke writes that his army skirmishes daily with the French, and have always the better; had taken the town and castle of Santarane in 12 hours, with the slaughter of 2,000 French; the count De Peple and two other great captains were made prisoners. The French are retiring to Piedmont. They had left Vegeva, and were at Mortara, going towards Verselles, though the Duke says they must fight or famish. Wrote yesterday. "Your Spaniard" will go to you on Monday, with one of Knight's servants. His correspondent will learn the news better from the Duke's ambassadors. Has sent this post partly on the Duke's account, but chiefly that the King and my lord Legate may know how matters stand. Antw[erp], 15 April.
P.S.—Last night my lord of Hoogstrate received a letter from his lieutenant on the borders of Hanow, mentioning the spy that is taken as a very crafty fellow. He has a companion seeking him upon the Borders; but if he be well rewarded, no spies will pass that way.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 2.
16 April.
Galba, B. VIII. 112. B. M.
250. KNIGHT to [WOLSEY].
Was sent for, two hours ago, by my lady Margaret, who had received news from the Viceroy that the French in Lombardy had retired from Vigeva to Mortara, and were retreating towards Piedmont for victuals, reporting that 8,000 Swiss were coming to their aid. The Viceroy says he will compel them to fight or fast. He was in great fear of being in want of money, but has now enough for the month of May, and hopes for a victory. 15,000 or 16,000 foot, 3,000 horse, and 3,000 wagons are coming from France against Hainault. Some say the French King is with them. If this be true, this country cannot resist without aid from England. Was asked to write this by my Lady and Hochstrate in presence of Ravestein, Berghes, Gasbek, Palermo, and others. My Lady has ordered the Marquis d'Arschot to fortify Valenciennes and Canway. The King's ordnance remains in Valenciennes, with munitions left by Suffolk when he last returned to England. If the French do not suddenly invade these parts, it might be laden in boats, and brought into this quarter. Antwerp, 16 April.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 2.
16 April.
Calig. B. VI. 153 b, 156. B. M.
"Copy of a letter sent to the Duke of Albany; answer of his letters and instructions hereunto annexed."
Has received his letter of the 13th April. Has communicated with Unicorn on his instructions. (1.) On the return of John de Barboun, if his message be not to the satisfaction of both parties, Wolsey will state if he think the despatch of Longrobe by Albany expedient. (2.) Will send Albany's letters to Wolsey by post, and a copy of his instructions. Shall have his answer promptly, but is sure neither the King nor Wolsey will approve of Albany's proceedings, which are only efforts to gain time. (3.) Has already a safe-conduct from Henry for ambassadors from Scotland, valid till the 1st of June, and has still power to make an armistice during the same period. (4.) Cannot answer Albany's enquiry as to the reception of the Scotchman and Frenchman till he knows Wolsey's pleasure. Thinks their mission will be useless till it is known what proposals John de Barboun brings from France. Whittingham, 16 April.
Copy, pp. 4. The two leaves apart.
Add. MS.
24,965, f. 202b. B. M.
2. Another copy of the preceding, in Dacre's Letter-book.
Headed: Copie of a lettre sent to the duc of Albany with his servant Unicorne pursuyvant.
16 April.
Vit. B. v. 178. B. M.
* * * "name unto the Pope's Holiness for his goodness towards y[our Grace], especially concerning your bull of indulgence, showing what [a good] and a loving servant and friend he should find in your Grace for th ... and his Holiness said that he thought that all that he had don[e for] you was well bestowed." Replied that Wolsey thought his bull of faculties somewhat restrained, and showed him how little he had obtained since Leo's days, but that nevertheless he was content. He answered that he would gladly give Wolsey all possible faculties, but they knew "what a business o[ther] men made" when the bull of ampliations was granted. Hannibal, at his departure, said he hoped the Pope would not send him home vacuis manibus; "and his Holiness, smiling, bade him ask something that were not too heavy in carry[ing] for overcharging himself in his journey; and we said again th[at] we would demand no more than was contained in these four wo[rds], viz., quod illud quod est concessum pro familiaribus extendatur ad non familiares. The Pope laughed, and bade us put it in writing." "If that bull should pass by no man's hands but by his Holiness, and by his near ministers, we doubt no[t]* * (two lines lost) ** a desperate pain to have ado with them; nor the Pope himself, I do assure your Grace, cannot have his will amongst them at all seasons." Hopes in his next letter to send good news of the said extension, for he has promised that Hannibal shall have something for Wolsey.
A minute of the extension has been drawn up today, which he hopes will pass first by some brief for years, then by a prorogation, and finally for perpetuity. He must be content to come to it gradually. The Pope is as good to Wolsey as he can be, and so are those about him, especially the Datary, of whose pension in Worcester he reminds Wolsey. Wolsey's previous letters have given him a good hope of it. Wishes to know if Wolsey will have another "conterband of merchant's banks" for the payment of his pension from Toledo. From his letters it seems that he thinks Master Secretary has not yet left Rome, and that he has half a mind that he should stay because of the importance of these affairs for the treating of peace. "Therefore, I knowing * * (a line lost) * * being not best disposed here ... [wrote to the] said Master Secretary, advertising him of your Grace's [good] mind and pleasure," advising him either to come back ... or remain in some assured place till further orders. Wishes to return, for the country agrees ill with him and he with it. The Datary showed him a minute for the pension of Worcester. Did not like it, and made him alter it. Rome, x[vi.] April. Signed.
Pp. 3, mutilated. Address struck out: To my lord Cardinal's good Grace. Endd.: Literæ D. Bathon., 16 Aprilis.
17 April.
Calig. B. III. 14. B. M.
253. DACRE to WOLSEY. (fn. 1)
Has received his letter dated Westminster the 6th. Sends a packet of correspondence between himself and Albany. Has received a letter from Wolsey in French to the Duke, with a copy in English for himself. Posted it to Coldstream. Encloses the answer. The Duke procrastinates till a more commodious season, and can do nothing without the consent of his master of France. Advises an abstinence between the two realms till St. Andrew's Day. the Duke is privy to the three letters sent by the Queen,—two to the King, and one to Wolsey. Among them are articles in French for my lord Treasurer. Detains the servant that brought them. Geo. Douglas, brother to Angus, tells him the Earl left Boulogne, 21 March, on pilgrimage to Notre Dame de Pue, in Navarre, intending to pass through France into the Emperor's lands,—thence to Calais. None of Angus's friends will join the Duke till they hear of the Earl's success. A ship is ready at Leith to transport David Beton, abbot of Arbroath, to France, with letters from the Duke and the Lords. The Duke has victualled his gallions ready to depart. Carrick pursuivant has just given him a letter from the Duke, insisting that Dacre promised an abstinence till John de Barbon's return. Sends the correspondence. Intends to invade Scotland on Tuesday night. Whittingeham, 17 April.
P.S.—Wishes to know what arrangement he is to make about captains, petty captains, and pay, with Sir Will. Bulmer and Sir Will. Evres, the King's lieutenants. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.: My lord Legate's grace.
Add. MS.
24,965, f. 211. B. M.
2. Copy of the preceding, in Dacre's Letter-book.
17 April.
Calig. B. VI. 158. B. M.
254. [DACRE] to ALBANY.
"Copy of a letter to the duke of Albany."
After stating the substance of Albany's letters of the 14th, observes that he should be as loth as any man to break his word. Never fully agreed to an entire surcease of hostilities till Barbon's return. By his letter from Morpeth, 17 March, had agreed forbearing all warden rodes till he heard from the King. Sent word to Albany, by a letter from Morpeth of the 23 March, by William Hatherington, that England, without delay to treat for peace, would make sharp and continual war. Gave him the same intimation by a letter of the 9th of this month by Carrick. Cannot more plainly declare his mind than he has by Unicorn already. Whittingham, 17 April.
Copy by Dacre, pp. 2.
Add. MS.
24,965, f. 204. B. M.
2. Another copy, in Dacre's Letter-book.
Headed: "Copie of a lettre sent to the duc of Albany by Carrik pursuyvant, aunswere of his lettre brought by the same Carrik, which principall lettre was sent up by post without taking of any copie thereof, but as it is mencioned in the aunswere next following, because the same lettre was of litell effect." Dated Whittingham, 17 April 15 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 3.
17 April.
Add. MS. 24,965, f. 205b. B. M.
The contents of the whole packet sent up to my lord Legate's Grace by post, 17 April, from Whittingham.
First, in a packet by themselves, from the queen of Scotland two letters to the King, one to the Legate, one to my lord Treasurer; the copy of an instrument in French between her and Albany; a letter from her to Dacre, with a copy of his answer; and a letter sent by Albany to Dacre at the same time. In another packet, a copy of a letter from Dacre to Albany, dated Morpath, 1 April, in answer to that sent by Unicorn and the apothecary; a letter from Albany to Dacre, dated Edinburgh, 5 April, sent by Carrick; copy of Dacre's answer, dated Whittingham, 9 April; copy of a letter from Dacre to Albany, dated Whittingham, 9 April, sent by post on receipt of Wolsey's letters; a letter sent from Albany to Dacre by Unicorn, dated 13 April; copy of instructions brought by Unicorn; copy of a letter from Dacre to Albany, dated Whittingham, 16 April, sent by Unicorn; a letter from Dacre to Wolsey, declaring the premises.
P. 1.
17 April.
R. O.
Grant to Sir Ric. Cornewayle, of the manor of Wodemancote, near North Cerney, Glouc., the advowsons of the churches of Northcerney and Rendecome, and all appurtenances, late the property of the attainted duke of Buckingham. Westm., 17 April 15 Hen. VIII.
Copy, Lat., pp. 2.
18 April.
Calig. B. I. 136. B. M.
Perceives Dacre accuses him of dissimulation in the overtures for peace. Though he was desirous to proceed "lelely" in this behalf, Dacre cannot deny that an overture was made to Albany that, although no truce could be made without comprehension of France, truce might yet be made between warden and warden preparatory to a peace. Albany answered to Dacre and my lord Cardinal that he was content, "the same being agreed for France," and would send up ambassadors, as he wrote by John de Barbon. Dacre had sent to him by his brother to bid the wardens cease all incursions till Barbon's return, he doing the like; to which Albany agreed. As to the expedient Dacre says Albany proposed, to send two persons, one a Scotchman and the other a Frenchman, Albany would never have spoken of it but for the suggestion of my lord Cardinal that the King's mother should send him one of her servants to arrange matters for a peace. Supposed she might have some difficulty in sending. Trusted things would have had a good issue, from what Dacre and Wolsey wrote, that "gif I wald do als wiele as my writings bears, I suld find him als wiele mindid to the gud of pece as ony lewand prelat." Sends again the articles that Dacre sent to the Cardinal, "gif ye thocht gud thayr passing furthwait." The failure cannot be imputed to him. Though he has done his best for peace, he is quite prepared to defend the realm. "Peraventure utheris sall be als sone tyrit as we." Edinburgh, 18 April. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: To my cousin lord Dacre, lieutenant for the king of England, and warden of his borders fornent Scotland.
Add. MS.
24,965, f. 212. B. M.
2. Copy of the preceding, in Dacre's Letter-book.
Headed: "Copie of a lettre sent frome the duke of Albany to the lorde Dacre by Unicorn pursuyvant, the principall lettre sent u[p] by post."
Instructions to Unicorn to be shown to Lord Dacre. (fn. 2)
Albany will agree to a cessation of war for 40 days after the 1st of May, to wait for Barbon's coming, that in the meantime some communication may be had for peace. Though no truce or peace can be taken without comprehension of allies, this cessation may be taken by the wardens and prolonged if need be. The two persons whom he intended to send to England might have done good by disclosing matters which will perhaps be retarded because no one will begin them. Did not intend to send men of such little estimation as Dacre thought. Would have sent his lieutenant, whom he trusts the King and Cardinal would have liked as well as any man they have seen this long time. He would have been accompanied with 40 horses, and with him a clerk of the dignity of Abbot, with whom he thinks they might have been contented. Never sent word that he would send ambassadors unless a truce with comprehension of friends and allies was granted, or at least surceance of war for France as well as for Scotland. Dacre can accept these conditions, if he has power to do so. If not, and if he thinks Wolsey will approve of them, let him send a copy to the Cardinal in extreme diligence, for otherwise Albany will be compelled to act so that matters will not be so easy to arrange. If he sends to Wolsey, it is necessary that all incursions be stopped until they have his answer.
Pp. 2.
Add. MS.
24,965. f. 214. B. M.
2. Another copy from Dacre's Letter-book. Headed: Instructions, &c.—the principal sent up by post.
Pp. 2.
18 April.
R. O.
259. ALBANY to DACRE. (fn. 3)
After answering his letters brought last night by Unicorn, Carrick has brought other letters in answer to those he carried to Dacre, about the rumor of an intended invasion of Scotland. By his letters sent by Hadrington, dated Morpath, 23 March, and others of the 9th inst., he gives Albany to understand that, notwithstanding what was agreed between them, he is not bound to abstain from invasion if the King commands him to make one. Will not dispute about it, but Dacre was the originator of the said abstinence till Barbon's return, to which Albany agreed, though he knew the English borders were not provided. Supposes this was Dacre's reason for proposing it. Hears that his secretary has been taken by Englishmen between Dover and Calais. It is very strange if true, but he would rather it were done to him than that he had done it to another. Is the more inclined to think it true as he hears from France that Barbon had his despatch ready to come away. Dacre says that nothing was accepted by him or the Cardinal, but Albany has his letters to testify to it, when necessary. Edinburgh, 18 April. Signed.
P. 1. Sealed. Add.
Add. MS.
24,965, f. 213. B. M.
2. Copy from Dacre's Letter-book.
Headed: "Copie of a lettre sent fro the duke of Albany, brought by Unicorn to the lord Dacre, the principall sent up by post."
Add. MS.
24,965, f. 231. B. M.
The Queen promises that during her son's minority she will never suffer anything contrary to the Duke's authority, and will inform him of it, and hinder as much as she can any wrong intended against him; she will not consent to a truce or peace with England without the comprehension of her son's allies; she will assist to keep her son securely according to the decree of the last parliament; she will do all she can to hinder any practice against him, of which she may hear, and will inform the Governor of it, if he be in the country, and if not those who have charge of the King; she will not consent to anything contrary to the alliance with France or the treaty of Rouen, and will further a marriage between her son and one of the daughters of the king of France. The Governor promises to do the like, and to obtain for her an honorable reception by the French king if she incurs the enmity of her brother and is forced to quit the country in consequence of the assistance he may give to Angus or other evil-disposed persons who may interfere with her goods and conjunct feoffment; he will, if she requests, send some of his servants with her, and will maintain her against every one except the King her son.
Both parties swore to keep these promises upon the Holy Gospels.
Pp. 3. French. Headed: Copy of an instrument.
Ibid., f. 229. 2. Translation of the above into English.
Pp. 2.
18 April.
R. O.
Was told that Wolsey hindered the expedition of the bulls of Palence, that he might have sureties for the payment of his pension in England at terms appointed, and that he might have his bulls expedited gratis by the archbishop of Toledo. Replied that he believed Wolsey thought the Emperor would give him the bulls gratis, as he had done before, in recompence for his great services, and that he had good cause to desire a surety, considering the ill payment, or rather no payment, of his previous pension, and the difficulty of recovering money in Spain. Sampson therefore begged to have them gratis. The Emperor said he would be glad to do any pleasure he could for Wolsey, but he thought the sureties would not be obtained of these persons, as it was a thing strange; and as to the bulls, Wolsey, being a cardinal, could easily have them gratis. The Chancellor told him that the pensions would remain, as before, on Palence and Pacence, though the Emperor intended to assign them on Toledo. Will do his best if Wolsey will let him know his pleasure. Burgos, 18 April.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: To my lord Legate's grace en Ynglatierre. Endd.: Dr. Sampson, 10 Aprilis.
19 April.
Vesp. C. II. 310. B. M.
After Jerningham left on the 23rd March letters came from Italy of the election of the Pope. The ambassador of Milan is in great fear. On the 30th March was a great service in the church, the preacher taking his text "Congratulamini quia Clemens est Dominus," whereupon he inferred the name of Clement, with many gay words, as friars are wont and expert in such affairs." Miserable bonfires and illuminations. Received notice of the papal election from Barnardine de la Barba, the Pope's cubicularie, who expressed his Holiness' anxiety for peace. On the 1st April announced to the Chancellor his message; who stated that if the Emperor was willing, his Holiness had good means towards peace; but he is in so much fear of Milan that he is not inclined that way. He has had to pay for interest of money lent, in one year, 150,000 ducats. On the 2nd April was shown a letter of the king of Hungary to the Emperor. Sends a copy. On debating the overtures made by the Pope, stated that if the Emperor were inclined to peace, the King out of regard for his Majesty would not prove impracticable. Showed them his articles, if the truce should be necessary. Stood out for the indemnity. Sunday the 3rd the Emperor declared contrary to his counsel that he was not inclined to peace, that he had written to the lady Margaret to join with the King's army, that the princes in Italy are exhausted, and he cannot long endure the charge alone. He desired the King to advance his army at once, but he would make shift for three or four months.
The Chancellor desires to be sent to Rome to treat; either he or De la Roche will go. One of the Council has told him that Bourbon is now held in no estimation in France, having wasted his opportunities in Italy; and that the Emperor's poverty is not feigned. On the 8th received Wolsey's letters of the 25th, with copies of his correspondence with Rome. On the 10th urged upon the Emperor, in case of his making peace, the claims of England to compensation, which the Emperor acknowledged. The Council do not believe Francis will make any direct offer of peace. The Emperor promised to have an eye upon the provost of Utrecht, but could not believe that Monsr. de Haustrate had any understanding with France. He would give no answer about Bourbon or the contribution to the Italian army. Thanked the Emperor for writing to Rome on Wolsey's behalf. Informed some of the Council about de Haustrate. The archbishop of Capua arrived here on the 24th March, apparently to mediate a truce rather than a peace. The Council showed him on the 17th the Archbishop's communications with France. The French king was willing to accept the conditions proposed by Henry touching Milan and the marriage of his daughter and the Duke, with this addition, that if the Duke died without heirs male the duchy should remain to the second son of France. Discussed the matter at length with the Chancellor, and conquered his objections to the overture. The Archbishop will be in England by the middle of May. The Chancellor is going to Rome on this business. News came on the 16th of a total defeat of the French in Italy, but next day that they made great rejoicings in Bayonne and elsewhere and "nostra nova frigescunt." Last night was informed by Almagne that a post would be sent to England today. The Archbishop will be dispatched to England in two or three days, but will pass again by the French king. Burgos, 19 April.
Hol., pp. 18. Part cipher, deciphered by Tuke.
19 April.
Nero, B. VII. 42. B. M.
1524. 19 April. Pregadi. Excepted and reserved all laws and ordinances hitherto made, and the liberty and authority of the common Avogadori against those who have hitherto transgressed, it is ordered that all gentlemen or citizens who make copartnership or have intelligence with strangers, or convey strangers' goods on the voyages of Alexandria, Soria, Constantinople, and Romania, shall, besides the penalty in the laws, pay the value of the merchandise in ready money, ¾ to the accuser, and ¼ to the common Avogadoria, and shall be banished for 10 years. Strangers shall incur the like penalty, and it shall not be lawful for them to ask account or payment from those with whom they have copartnership, &c. in any court, and all writings concerning the same are void. Strangers may not send goods in their own names in Venetian vessels on the said voyages or to Venice, under the same penalties. If Venetians, who have offended, inform, they shall be released from all penalties, and have ¾ of the stock, the rest to go to the Avogador.
English translation, temp. Jac. I. Pp. 4.
19 April.
R. O.
Inspeximus of a bull of Clement VII., &c.
Pat. 15 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 1; also on m. 31, under date of 10 May, which see.
R. O. 2. Corrected draft of a portion of the above, with some passages not afterwards adopted.
20 April.
Dugdale's Mon. IV. 66.
Sequestration of the same.
20 April.
R. O.
Account of the Christopher Arundel, Arundel Talveron, Esq., Cornwall, owner, for seven months and three weeks. Geo. Awdeley, capt., 2l. 2s. a month. Wm. James, master. Water Good, the master's mate. John Rede, John Braye, Ewdon John, and Robert Harby, quartermasters. Wm. Nankarowe, purser. John Pullender, steward. Ric. Brownehame, boatswain. Hervy Davy, his mate. Morris Roche, pilot. Thos. Wells, carpenter. Cornelius, master gunner. Reynold Peter, mate. Branne, Symond Soll, John Spicer, and John Pyne, gunners, and 63 men (all named), 5s. a month. Patrick the surgeon, 10s. a month; dedshares, 5s. and 4s., and necessaries 2d. a month. Tonnage, 90 tons, 4l. 10s. a month. Victualling, 153l. 1s. 4d. Total, 390l. 16s. 0 ½d., whereof 274l. 10s. 6d. has been received by Awdeley from Sir Wm. Griffith and Robt. Applyard.
At the foot is Awdeley's receipt for the remainder from Sir J. Daunce. 20 April 15 Hen. VIII.
Paper Roll. Heading lost.


  • 1. Printed in Vol. III. of the Calendar by mistake as of the year 1522.
  • 2. Catalogued by mistake as of the year 1516 in Vol. II., No. 1710
  • 3. Printed by mistake as of the year 1516 in Vol. II., 1779.