Henry VIII: May 1526, 16-31

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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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May 1526

16 May
R. O.
Prays him to dissolve an injunction obtained by Thos. Coker, a gentleman of Dorset, who claims certain lands in Frome Whytfild manor, Dorset, belonging to the Earl, and to appoint certain of the King's justices to hear the matter. Downeley, 16 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Cardinal. Endd.
16 May.
Vit. B. VIII. 44*. B. M.
Wrote on the 6th of occurrences, and sent a bull for Ipswich. Wrote of the Datary, about the books, &c. Received from him a catalogue of the Venetian library, which he will send. There is an inventory of the Papal library; but because it is not very accurate, and has many omissions, the Datary will have a new one made. Wrote also about the alum, of which the Pope has given a commission to the Prothonotary. On the subject of the bishopric of Lucca, nothing more is done at present, as the Bishop is away. Has complied with Wolsey's wish on the Scotch matters. Rome, 16 May 1526.
It is said that Erasmus has written against Lee, and has only answered the easiest parts of his book. It has been advised, therefore, that the whole work of Lee shall be published, so that the malice of Erasmus may be confounded, and favor to the Christian religion and honor to the English realm may result from it. Begs Wolsey to send him a copy that he may have it printed.
Hol., Lat., p. 1.
16 May.
Vit. B. VIII. 45. B. M.
No news since they wrote on the 6th, except that Cardinal Salviati has written to the Pope that the Emperor, on finding Francis would not keep the conventions made with him in Spain, had tried (tentavit) the Cardinal on the subject of the concord made by the Imperial agents with the Pope in December last. The Emperor's ambassadors here have been trying the same thing, offering that the present duke of Milan shall be allowed to keep his duchy. The Pope has put them off with a general answer till he hears whether Francis will join the league; which, notwithstanding many assurances to the contrary, he fears he will delay to do, especially as the Emperor is sending the Viceroy to Francis, as is supposed, with new overtures. Thinks his Holiness will not listen to the Emperor this time; but the affair ought not to be long delayed. Rome, 16 May 1526. Signed.
The Pope has had letters of the 28 April from his ambassador in France, stating that the Emperor had written to Francis, promising to send the Viceroy to France and Hugh de Moncada into Italy to arrange matters finally; on which the Ambassador cooled a little, in order to try the French king, and found him, contrary to his expectation, steadfast in his determination to conclude the league. The Pope has recalled his ambassador at Milan, who was complained of by the Imperialists.
Lat., cipher, Mutilated, pp. 3.
Ib. f. 43. 2. Decipher of the foregoing by Vannes.
Pp. 2, mutilated.
Ib. f. 44. 3. Duplicate of the PS. of the foregoing, in cipher.
Mutilated, p. 1.
Cal. E. I. 45.
B. M.
2183. [CHEYNE] to _
"... urttyd fro Conyac the Tewysday folowing [the arrival of De la] Valle there, and the Frenche kyng tolde me [that don Hugo de Moncada] in his goyng was chyfly to make the [Spani]ards to leve there spoyllyng and tyranys in Italy;" and his commission to the Pope was to show him that the Emperor would not go to Rome this year for [his crow]ne, and that the said don Hugo would do nothing [therein]ne, but that the French ambassador would be [pr]yvye to every thing. The King said also that, whatever he said, his going was chiefly to practise with the duke of [M]yllen for the delivery of both castles, and to give him the duchy of Wirtemberg and a pension from Milan in recompense. My Lady told me that the Viceroy told her that the Emperor did not owe the King's highness 50,000 crowns; but she answered that "... millions was the least, besides the debts owing to the Ky[ng's] subjects, wyche drew to as moche owyng by th'em[peror's sub]gets." The Viceroy answered he was sure it was not much more, but he would speak to Prate and show her the truth tomorrow. Next day he said 300,000 crowns was the most. Asked her how this should "happyn to com in commy[nication], and che sayd agayne che marveylde how hyt cam to hys k[nowledge], and ferther both the Kyng and che [had] ... shewyd them that there was a lege ...; and they made hym awnswer ag[ain that there was no] suche thyng, sayng that he marveylyd [to hear] suche thyngs. I told them bothe that he ha ... that I showyd hym thoes thyngs, and they [said] they wold do the beste cowld to know how ..."
Asked them when my lady Alyenor [would come]. They said not till all the treaty of M[adrid] was performed, which they said could never be. Hears from a secret friend that the prolonging of the c[onclusion of the] treaty of Italy was upon don Hugo's coming ... he should bring sufficient power to treat ... and the league was never fully concluded till the ... arrival. He told me also that ... would have been content that the treaty of Mad[rid should be] all performed, except the duchy of ... of Flanders, and all that was promised a ... how the Emperor had given the Viceroy the ... and that the Viceroy offered to Vandosme to change with him for his lands in [Picardy] and in Artoys. He said also that dun [Hugo was going] to the duke of Ferrara to have money of him [and that] the Emperor should make the Pope to quyte him ... thyr town which I have forgotten the na[me of]. The Viceroy feared that [don Hu]go's going was to be Viceroy, and put him out of authority. The French king and my Lady say they will send with all diligence to warn the duke of Ferrara against listening to don Hugo's offers, and to tell him that in fifteen days they will send him news that he will like very well; that is, that he will be captain general of Italy. Not signed.
Hol., pp. 3, mutilated.
16 May.
2184. For the MONASTERY OF KEYNSHAM, Bath and Wells dioc.
Petition for a congé d'élire, vice Wm. Rolffe, last abbot. 16 May 1526.
16 May.
Le Glay, Négociations, II. 660.
The French king is not disposed to surrender Burgundy. The Emperor's affairs in Italy are in a critical condition. Desires leave to go to Naples, as he can render no service here to the Emperor. Owing to the practices of the Pope, England, France, and the Venetians, it is necessary that a remedy should be found for the affairs of Naples. Cognac, 16 May 1526.
18 May.
Le Glay, Négociations, II. 661.
The French king and Madame still refuse to fulfil the treaty of Madrid. The Pope and the Venetians are doing their best to prevent the French king from surrendering Burgundy, in order that the peace may be broken off. Believes the cardinal of England (Wolsey) is doing no better. Coignac, 18 May 1626.
19 May.
Vit. B. VIII. 49. B. M.
Since his last of the 16th, nothing has occurred, except that the Pope this day informed him that at the King's desire he was going to send in three or four days a mandate to his ambassador in England to conclude the league between himself, England and the Venetians; although he believes that, before the mandate arrives there, the French king will have concluded the league, especially considering the necessities of the duke of Milan, and the warnings he has received from England. If not, it can be done in England. If it be done, the King and Wolsey will be able to alter all things at their pleasure.
The Pope had letters from France of the 1st, stating that Francis was anxious for the arrival of the mandate to conclude the league immediately. He has therefore ordered that Francis should be spoken fair (interteneretur) that the league may be concluded before the mandate come to him. The duke of Milan also had written to the Pope that he could not long remain besieged, and the Pope had sent to the Venetians to learn what aid they could give till the league should be concluded, and what they thought he should do in the meanwhile. If that castle came into the hands of the Imperialists they could fortify it, so that, with the rest of their army, they could keep the other cities, and resist the Papal and Venetian forces, and this would be the beginning of a long and dangerous war, which a little expence now might save. The Pope therefore thinks the league should be concluded immediately, that France with the Swiss may declare themselves and take up arms. The Pope believed that the Viceroy of Naples had been with Francis about the 8th, and that his mandate had arrived there the same day. The mandate was in duplicate, and he had heard of the safe arrival of one copy in Switzerland, from which he estimated the time it would take to reach the French court. He believed it was the Viceroy's intention to find out the French king's purposes, and regulate his policy in Italy accordingly. Rome, 19 May 1526.
Lat., cipher, mutilated, pp. 3. Add. Endd.
Ib. f. 47. 2. Decipher of the foregoing by Vannes.
Mutilated, pp. 3.
19 May
R. O.
Sends a catalogue of the Venetian library, that if he wants anything from it for his college, he may procure it through the Datary. A new catalogue of the Pope's library is being made, but it will be some time before he can send it. Rome, 19 May 1526.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
19 May.
R. O.
2189. LEE to WOLSEY.
Hitherto neither Lee nor the English merchants here have had an opportunity of asking the Emperor for what Wolsey charged Lee with for them. Was always ready, but neither he nor they had much hope of success if they had made the request. They ask Wolsey, when the ambassador comes, to have their demands confirmed as part of the treaty. They are right honest men, the King's hearty subjects, and always ready to serve Lee. Some of the merchants in England will speak to Wolsey about it. Sivil, 19 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate's grace.
19 May.
Vesp. F. I. 30. B. M.
2190. HUNGARY.
i. "Ex literis 19 Maii Budæ datis D. Andreæ de Burgo oratoris Cæsarei apud regem Hungariæ."
All things have succeeded happily in the diet. It has been resolved to protect the confines and to raise 10,000 troops beyond the ordinary, in case of being attacked by the Turk this summer, who is now with all his forces at Adrianople. Pyribasha is at Nandor Alba. Balibek has left that place, and is with the Sultan. There is some fear of the Tartars. On the promise of money from the Pope, the King has begun to raise troops. Messengers have been sent to the Emperor, Moravia, Bohemia and Silesia. The articles concluded in the diet are in the process of reformation. The King has received irresponsible powers.
f. 31. ii. "Ex literis regis Poloniæ de Tartaris."
Has heard of the death of the Tartar, who has been slain in battle. His two sons have barely escaped. Intends to replace in the Crimea the emperor Zawolhensis, whom he had long kept prisoner in Lithuania.
Lat., pp. 2.
19 May
R. O.
Sends the letters which the King has signed. The King approves of Wolsey's draft about Leicester, except that he does not wish the town to be incorporated, lest variances should arise by the mayor, sheriffs, &c. leaning to different lords and gentlemen. He wishes to have a steward of the town, who shall also be keeper of the castle, of Bird's Nest manor and park, and overseer of the forest, with the fees allotted by Wolsey. 40s. a year he thinks too little for the keeper of the castle, and will have it 2d. a day. He thinks 100 acres too much to be allotted to each of the two lodges in Beamond's lease for the farmers; 80 acres wonld be quite sufficient. He will consider to whom of his friends to give the other offices in the counties of Leicester, Northampton and Warwick. He thanks Wolsey for the pains he has taken, and rejoices that this order is taken for the quiet and rest of the shire. It is a comfort to the Bishop also, as it is in his diocese. Asks to be excused for writing so late, but he did not know the King's pleasure till five o'clock. Vigiliis Pente, post vesperas.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate's good grace.
20 May
R. O.
The King told him to write and ask Wolsey what wages would be best for the steward of Leicester, beside the fees for the other rooms of which the Bishop spoke yesterday. Will attend on him on Tuesday. Windsor, Pentecost Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my lord Legate his honorable grace.
20 May
R. O.
Indenture dated _ 18 Hen. VIII., between Cardinal Wolsey and Sir Robert, s. and h. of Sir Hen. Ughtred, of Kexbie, Yorkshire, conveying to the Cardinal the manors of Atwele, Sutton, and other lands in Yorkshire.
Draft, in Wriothesley's hand, with corrections by Cromwell. Pp. 4.
R. O. 2. Indenture, dated 20 May 18 Hen. VIII., between Wolsey and Sir Antony Ughtred, conveying to William Frankeleyn, William Holgyll, Sir William Gascoigne of Cardington, Robert Toneys and Thos. Hennege the manors of Lexington and Barthorp, Yorkshire.
Draft, in Wriothesley's hand; pp. 5.
R. O. 3. Inquisition taken at _ in Staffordshire on the lands of the priory of Farwall suppressed by Wolsey. Dated _, 18 Hen. VIII.
Draft, pp. 4.
21 May.
Calig. D. IX. 215. B. M.
Went yesterday, Whitsunday, to the French king, after he had dined in his privy chamber "secretly, bycaus he had taken his ryghtys. And at our first entering he was leaning out at a window, talking with the Great Master, who is m[ost] in his favor of any one man." As soon as he turned about, he pulled off his bonnet, and saluted them "after his accustomed manner, which is very loving." We told him the gentleman had returned who had been despatched to England. He said "he would be joyous to hear from your Highness, his most dear and loving brother." Presented Wyatt, who, with good and discreet behaviour, "declared the same according[ly]." Will learn more from their letters to the Cardinal. Cognac, 21 May.
Hol., Mutilated, pp. 2.
21 May.
R. O. St. P. VI. 535.
2195. LEE to HENRY VIII.
The ambassador, whom he mentioned as about to leave for England in his letter of 13 May, was ordered to wait till the 21st. Does not think he will arrive in England till the end of August. Has told the King who he is in previous letters. The Legate here says he is informed that a Turkish host has arrived in Hungary. Hears that Don Fernando has written to the Emperor. Some say the merchants have letters that the king of Hungary is already tributary to the Turk. Seville, 21 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
21 May.
Vesp. C. III. 248. B. M.
2196. LEE to WOLSEY.
Wrote on the 13th of the despatch of the ambassador, who did not leave till this day, the 21st, and will probably not be in England till the delivery of this letter. Had a visit from him. He expressed a hope that Lee would do the best to further the amity of the two princes. Replied that this would best be done by the prompt payment of the King's debts, and, though he would do nothing to prejudice the good understanding between the two princes, he must report the truth. Thinks that when he gets to England he will ask the King to forbear his demands. It is not for the King's interest to yield, for the Emperor never will pay the King if he does not pay now. He has been paid by Portugal one instalment of 100,000 ducats. "He keepeth his money now marvellous hardly; he payeth no man; his poor guard cry out, and can get no money of their wages." Sivil, 21 May.
Hol., pp. 3. The cipher deciphered by Tuke. Add. Endd.
22 May.
Calig. D. IX. 216. B. M.
The King has received two mules sent in the French king's name by the Regent. They are as "fair, goodly, and well trained beasts as hath been seen," and their garnishing was rich, and of the best fashion. I have also received two no less to be praised than the others; for beauty, goodness, train, and rich garnishing they might have been a right honorable present to have been sent unto the Pope's holiness." Are to return his and the King's most cordial thanks in the largest manner which can be devised. The King will not fail to return their love by all the ways possible. Wolsey cannot express his gratitude sufficiently; where there shall lack sufficiency in me to requite their s[ingular] goodness, I shall supply it with my prayer." Trusts they have received his last long letter. Desires to hear news, especially "of the successes with the Viceroy and Alarcon." Richmond, 22 May. Signed.
Mutilated, pp. 3. Add. Endd. by Tayler: "Received the 13th of Junii 1526."
R. O. 2198. WOLSEY to FRANCIS I.
Thanks him for the letters in his own hand, and for his acceptance of his advice. Esteems and loves him next to the King his master, as the chancellor of Alençon, whom he highly praises, can tell him.
Has declared to him his opinion concerning the closer conjunction with the king of England.
Fr., draft, p. 1.
25 May.
Vit. B. VIII. 51. B. M.
At the request of the agents for the archbishop of St. Andrew's, who have abandoned, for the present, their attempts for the cardinalate, went with the cardinal of A[ncona] to the Pope, who gave them a favorable answer. After a few days, finding the business was delayed, they sent to Ghinucci, requesting his interference; and, finding that the matter could be no longer delayed without creating suspicion, and that the Pope might concede more than was advisable, to avoid their i[mpor]tunity, proposed to his Holiness a method for avoiding this trouble, and for further delay;—to which he agreed; and it was determined that a secret rumor should be brought to their ears, not wholly unfounded, that Francis was anxious for a legation for a French cardinal, and, as that would be prejudicial, in order to avoid his displeasure, the Pope could not accede to the Scotch petition without granting the same to the French.
Will send letters to Venice for France, directed to John Tayler, ambassador there. The German lanzknechts at Milan have mutinied for want of pay, and have ceased from besieging the castle, but were brought back to obedience by a small instalment advanced by their captains, and promise of full payment. Rome, 25 May 1526.
Hol., Lat., pp. 2.
25 May.
S. B.
To be steward of the household of Mary princess of Wales, and chamberlain of South Wales and of cos. Carmarthen and Cardigan, with same fees as Sir Rees Ap Thomas had; on surrender of patent 15 Aug. 17 Hen. VIII. by Sir Giles Grevyle. Del. Westm., 25 May 18 Hen. VIII.
Pat. 18 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4.
Vit. C. I. 67*.
B. M.
"So it was that [at the ad]myttyng of the bishop of Exeter, president of the Princes (Princess's) Council, and me, with [other our fello]ws commissioners of the same," my lord's Grace told the said lord ... t and us that none of the King's subjects in Wales or the Marches should be summoned by subpœna or other writ to London or Westminster, but that all matters should be determined before the president and the commissioners. Proclamations to this effect were made in Westminster Hall and in Wales and the Marches, which have caused daily prayers to be made for Wolsey in these parts. Now, however, subpœnas have been served on poor persons in Carmarthen and Cardigan shires, summoning them to appear in the Chancery at Westminster within 15 days after St. Hilary.
The people grudge much, saying that it is contrary to the proclamation and to their old customs, for which they paid 1,400 marks to the King at his entering, and 700 marks annually since. This payment they now refuse to make, and say they would rather leave their holdings and roam to the woods, if they may not enjoy their privilege.
Desires him to speak to Wolsey about it, as it is a most important matter. Asks for an answer by the bearer. Chartley Manor, St. Hilary's Day. Signed.
P. 1, mutilated. Add.: To my well-beloved nephew Thomas Arondell, with my lord legate's Grace.
26 May.
Vit. B. VIII. 53. B. M.
Since his last of the 19th (fn. 1) has heard nothing new, except that today the Pope informed him he had received letters from his ambassadors in France, stating that the papal mandate had arrived there on the 7th, and the Viceroy the day after; but up to the 12th nothing had been concluded between the Ambassador, the Venetians and the French, the negotiations having been put off on the ground that Henry wished the league to be concluded in England. On the 12th the French demanded of the ambassador their instructions, promising to give an answer next day. This creates a suspicion that Francis, who was formerly so urgent that the mandate should be sent, promising to conclude the league immediately afterwards, has been allured by the offers of the Viceroy; but as his ambassador seemed in good hope of getting an answer next day, and the English ambassador, seeing the peril of delay, had consented that the league should be concluded in France, the Pope trusted all would go well.
(fn. 2) "Quod vicerex cum Rege Gallorum fecerit aut tractaverit non specificat ille, nisi quod innuit sibi dictum fuisse usque ad illam diem nul[las] novas praticas movisse sed solum generalia sui (sic) confirmatione factorum in Hispania instetisse; quod quam alienum sit a verisimilitudine prudentissimo judicio D. v. R. examinandum relinquo. Veneti, advisati ex Gallia ab oratore (fn. 3) de eisdem, et considerantes periculum in quo est arx et Dux Mediolani, concluserunt curare ut statim certus numerus Grisonum vicinorum ducatui Mediolanensi descendat, et prope Cæsareos, ducente castellano cujusdam castri vocati Mussa, se ponat, ad effectum, ut hi qui obsident arcem Mediolani ex suspitione cogantur jungere se reliquo exercitui et sic dimittere obsidionem." They have also ordered their own army to be in the neighbourhood, "sub prætextu resignæ seu munstræ," and their ambassador has today urged the Pope to make a similar demonstration. The Pope has at length determined to bid his army move towards the duchy of Milan. "Tractatur etiam per agent[es pro] Pontifice ut duo milia peditum qui pro Cæsareis in Carpo (fn. 4) et Miran [dula sunt] deficiant ab eis et veniant ad capitaneum quendam Pontificis et cu[m] jam corruperant capitaneos illorum, qui idem pro reliquis peditibu[s] promiserunt, speratur pro certo reliquos pedites facturos quod [esset] magno favori et adjumento rebus istis, tum quia Pontifici et Venetis [cre]sceret, (fn. 5) tum quia Cæsareis decresceret." Rome, 26 May 1526. Signed.
Lat., cipher, mutilated. Add. Endd.
Ib. f. 52. 2. Decipher of the foregoing by Vannes.
26 May.
S. B.
Wardship of Elizabeth d. and coheir of John late lord Marney, and of Christina his wife, d. and h. of Sir Roger Newborowe. Del. Richmond, 26 May 18 Hen. VIII.
26 May.
S. B.
Wardship of Katharine d. and coheir of John late lord Marney, and of Christina his wife, d. and h. of Sir Roger Newborowe. Del. Richmond, 26 May 18 Hen. VIII.
27 May.
R. O. St. P. VI. 536.
Makes very favorable mention of Cheyne, who has been recalled. Will find great lack of him, as he spoke French expeditely. Was with him all the time at Cognac. He takes with him the King's oath, and a public instrument with insertion of the same. The King ratified all things on 18 May. Cognac, Trinity Sunday. Signed.
Add. Endd.
[Cal. E. I. II.]
43. B. M.
Credentials for the sieur de Chesne (Cheyney ?)
Hol., Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add.: "A Mons. le Cardinal dYork mon bon amy."
Calig. E. I. 15.
B. M.
A letter of compliments by the bearer, who is returning to England.
Hol., Fr., mutilated, p. 1. Add.: "A Mons. le Cardynal dYort mon bon amy."
28 May.
Vit. B. VIII. 58. B. M.
Has written by the courier of the Scotch, from whom we learn that they have as yet made no advance in the matter of the legateship. There is no other news. Rome, 28 May 1526.
Hol., Lat., p. 1.
28 May.
R. O.
"Ill. et R. in Christo, &c. Scripsi pridie ad D. v. R. quæ hic nova habeantur, quorum summa, obmissis ultramontanis, quæ citius et certius ad D. v. R. pervenisse non dubito, est quod in Lombardia cæperunt fieri motiones seu novitates quædam, quibus creditur Cæsareos ab obsidione arcis Mediolani discessuros. Clarius aut plenius non scribo, quia scripsi, ut dictum est, et etiam intra paucos dies alias scribam. Hoc non tacebo. Pontifex qui ex penultimis licteris ex Gallia habitis ægro animo erat, ex ultimis, quæ decima septima hujus mensis datæ sunt, hilari animo. (fn. 6) Quia non poterat Scotorum importunitati resisti ordinatum fuit ut secreta via eis innueretur Papam, requisitum a Rege Gallorum ut in Galliam legationem concederet, coactum esse in archiepiscopi Sancti Andreæ petitione supersedere, cum si ei legationem concederet, non posset eam Regi Gallorum denegare. Credo ut ex eorum verbis conjicere potui quod de novo istic instabunt et etiam apud Regem Gallorum pro habendo favore super hoc negocio. Quare visum mihi est non ab re D. v. R. de successu rei certificare, cui etiam pridie latius de hoc scripsi; et brevi per alium cursorem de novo scribam. Alia non occurrunt nisi me D. v. R. commendare, ei supplicans humiliter ut dignetur me Regiæ M. commendare, quam et D. v. R. diu et feliciter vivere cupio. Romæ, xxviij. Maii M. D. XXVI.
"E. v. R. ac Ill. D.
"Humill. mancipium,
Hol., chiefly cipher, undeciphered. Add. Endd.
28 May.
Vit. B. VIII. 56. B. M.
"[Ex literis] xxviij. Maii, Romæ datis.
"Ill. ac R. D. &c. Scripsi ad D. v. R. nova qu[æ hic] habeantur," &c., as above in R. O. MS.
Mutilated, p. 1. A decipher in the hand of Vannes.
28 May.
Vit. B. VIII. 55. B. M.
"[Ill.] ac R. &c. Quia non poterat Scotorum," &c., as above in R. O. MS. Rome, 28 May 1526. Signed.
Cipher; mutilated; p. 1. Add. Endd. inaccurately: Roma, the 25th of May 1526.
Ib. f. 57*. 2. Duplicate of the preceding. Signed.
Cipher; mutilated; p. 1.
28 May.
R. O.
Award by Lawrence Bonvixi, and others, in the matter of Guido Portynary. London, 28 May 1526.
Copy, pp. 4.
29 May.
R. O.
2213. ITALY.
Extract from the letter of the prothonotary Casale from Venice, 29 May.
He writes that the affair with the King of France was in prospect of conclusion, and only waited for orders from England. The Signory think it best that the treaty should be concluded without them, and afterwards the French king can be again bound in England. This will accord with Wolsey's judgment, and there will be no difficulty with the Venetians.
In other letters he says he has written the manner which the Venetians propose for aiding the castle of Milan; viz. that they and the Pope should send their forces nearer to the city, and raise 8,000 Swiss.
They have employed on this service the bishop of Lodi. This will save time, so that everything will be ready if the treaty is concluded. The lanzknechts who are besieging the castle are being tampered with, as they show symptoms of mutiny for want of wages.
Letters have come from the Emperor to D. Caracciolo at Venice to leave for Milan, and to instruct Hugo de Moncada to hear the justification of the Duke. The Emperor has already signified to Bourbon his intention about the duchy.
The Venetian ambassador with the Emperor says that he is more gentle than usual, that he is willing to settle matters with Italy peaceably, and uses courteous words to the agent of the duke of Milan. It is reported that the galleys at Genoa have gone to Spain for Bourbon.
Lat., pp. 2. Endd.: The xiijth of July.
30 May.
R. O.
2214. The MAYOR and COUNCIL of BERWICK to the COUNCIL.
Their fellow George Lawson arrived yesterday, Tuesday, 29 May, by whom they have learned the King's pleasure that the new retinue at Berwick be discharged, with the exception of 50 gunners. Have consulted together, and are all of opinion that they will not be able to keep the town with the old number. Berwick, 30 May. Signed: "Thomas Burgh—Wm. Langton—Thomas Strangways—Gylbert Scott—Rauff Brown, mayr—George Lawson—John Burrell, alderman—Roger Selby."
Pp. 2. Add.
31 May.
R. O. St. P. I. 164.
2215. CLERK to WOLSEY.
On my arrival here yesternight the King "was forth a-hunting, and came not home till 9 of the clock." When he came into the closet to hear evensong, he said to me, "Welcome, my lord of Bath ! What tidings from my lord Cardinal ?" He told me he would hear what I had to say after evensong. When evensong was done, he went into the Queen's chamber, and asked after you. I told him your Grace had taken a purgation, which had near cast you into a fever, or you would have been with him today. I showed him how much it was to your comfort to hear of his prudent and wise demeanor to the Emperor's ambassador at his last being here, and the conformity of your opinion with his to set forward the league between France and Italy, on which you had talked with John Joachin. Speaking of the marriage of Madame Eleanora, the King said, "I marvel if the French king will have her, for there did run an evil bruit upon her. Howbeit, the possibility of succession that doth appear by her is great." He was satisfied with your resolution with the Pope's orator. "It was large 10 of the clock, and meat upon the table, and the Queen tarrying upon his Highness;" which I considering, told him I had other news which did not require haste. He said, "Be it then tomorrow." I said Master Page, of the duke of Richmond's council, wished to return to you tonight. The King said, "By St. George! he shall tarry till tomorrow;" for it was then late, and he a-hungered, and so went unto the Queen. We did not think right to present ourselves after supper, as the matter would be too displeasant for the King to hear to bed-wards; and therefore put it off till this day after dinner. We shall show that the matter is so heinous and displeasant that we durst not speak of it before. Windsor, Corpus Christi day, morning, 7 o'clock.
Hol. Add.
31 May.
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"A declaration of such sums of money as hath been received as well by Edmund late abbot of St. Mary's, York, as by Edmund now abbot of the same, by the most high commandment at sundry times, as well of such money as remained in the hands of the hands of the said late abbot upon the foot of his last accompt, as of two dismes granted unto the King's highness within the province of York, and of divers sums of loan money received of divers prelates and other persons of the church within the said province of York, and of divers sums of money by the King's grace sent to the said monastery for the custody of the same; and also of divers sums of money received of the collectors of the first and second part of the subsidy last granted unto the King's highness, with the delivery of the same unto divers persons by warrants from the first day of February in the 8th year of the reign of our sovereign lord king Henry VIII. unto the last day of May in the 18th year of our said sovereign Lord's reign."
Charge.—Balance in the Abbot's hands, as appears by indenture of John Heron with Edm. prior of St. Bee's and Richard prior of St. Martin's, dated 21 Feb. 8 Hen. VIII., 2,048l. 17s. 11½d. Receipts of collectors of the last two dismes, of Th. Dalby for the temporalty of York and Yorkshire, of John Jenyngs, of my lord Cardinal through Sir Hen. Wiat and Edm. Pekham by Rob. Draper, of Will. Frankleyn, of the bishop of Carlisle, &c. Total, 57,448l. 4s. 6½d.½ q.
Paid.—To Geo. Lawson, treasurer of Berwick, by warrant dormant dated Greenwich, 6 March 8 Hen. VIII., for 3½ years' wages of 50 gunners to 16 May 12 Hen. VIII., 1,596l. 17s. 6d., or 114l. 1s. 3d. per quarter; and for postage of the same, 26s. 8d. per quarter; also for succeeding quarters to the 15 Nov. 13 Hen. VIII. To Magnus, by warrant dated Richmond, 16 May 9 Hen. VIII., 600l. To Dacre, for repairs at Wark, by placard dated Greenwich, 10 May 12 Hen. VIII., 220l. To Sir Will. Bulmer, by warrant dated Calais, 2 July 12 Hen. VIII., for wages, conduct and coats of 100 light horse sent to Ireland, as appears by indenture signed by Sir John Bulmer, Sir William's son, 213l. 6s. 8d. To John bishop of Carlisle, by Wolsey's warrant dated Westminster, 8 March 13 Hen. VIII., 200l. To the earl of Shrewsbury, lieutenant in the North, by Magnus, 5 Sept. 14 Hen. VIII., 100l.; and payment for 1,000 jackets, at 3s. 4d. each. Prest for victualling 4 ships of war by Wolsey's warrant dated Westminster, 5 April 15 Hen. VIII., 434l. 2s. 8d. To Lawson, for 50 gunners of a new crew, by warrant dated London, 3 Aug. 14 Hen. VIII. For repairs of Wark by Wolsey's warrant dated More, 30 Oct. For repair of the wall of Berwick by Wolsey's warrant dated Westminster, 23 March 17 Hen. VIII., 300l. For defence of the sea coast of Holderness by Wolsey's warrant dated Westm., 1 Feb. 17 Hen. VIII., 60l. For posts to Edinburgh by Wolsey's warrant dated Westm., 8 May 18 Hen. VIII., 205l. 5s.
A vellum roll of 5 membranes.
1. Survey of the following manors by Wm. Brabazon:—
(1.) Manor of Canwall.—The church and chancel under one roof, covered with tile, in length 84 ft. by 23 ft. Our Lady chapel on the north side, 42 ft. by 14 ft., ruinous. In the chapel, 4 windows glazed, in the chancel 2 windows, in the church one partly glazed. The manor place:—the house, 69 ft. by 15 ft., tiled on one side, thatched on the other, containing three low parlours and three upper chambers, the timber ruinous. A gallery adjoining, one side tiled, the other thatched. A stable, 36 ft. by 12 ft., with three chambers. The hall and kitchen; the latter ruinous. A kiln, a bolting house, and chamber for corn. A dove-house. A barn, 112 ft. by 28 ft. Account of the closes, their acreage, timber, rental, &c.
Tomworth.—Tenants, the Master of the Guild of St. George, one Stanley, gentleman, Rob. Harryson, Ric. Sukley, Humph. Ferrers.
Nether Whitacre.—Held by Wm. Edwards.
Little Sutton.—Tenants, Wm. Gibbons, and others.
Assheforlonge.—Tenants, Churchwardens of Great Sutton, and others.
Hill.—Thomas Blythe, and others.
Bitturscote.—John Tyso,_Whittyngton, Th. Browne, John Clerkson.
Elford.—Wm. Colet.
Pakyngton.—John Wistow.
Donton, Leic.—The college has the gift of the vicarage, of which Ric. Moor is vicar. Description of the church and parsonage. The barn, 66 ft. by 18 ft. Lands and closes adjoining. Tithe-barn, 54 ft. by 18 ft. Tenants, Wm. Horpwod, Wm. Astell. A barn, 67 ft. by 18 ft. Stables, water mill, timber, &c. Holdings of various tenants:—Leyre, Sir Wm. Bryan; Ragdale, Rob. West, priest, farmer of the parsonage there, Faresley, Staff.; Th. Browne (description of his holding); Wm. Whitecurtell, Simon Mounford; Drayton, Hugh Averey, Wm. Cariar, priest,—their holdings.
(2.) The Manor of Bradwell.—The Outer Court:—the gatehouse, otherwise called the garret, "sklated;" on the east side, two houses, tiled, 68 ft. long; on the west side, various houses, 87 ft., thatch, &c.; a barn of five bayes, another of four bayes, another of nine, 106 ft. by 22 ft.; tithing deficient. The Inner Court:—Chamber over the gate; four houses on the north side, in length 66 ft.; a low parlour, with chamber over, 30 ft.; on the south side, a malt house and a kiln; other houses, in ruins; kitchen, with lead; a hall, tiled, 55 ft. by 24 ft.; at the north end, a chamber called the King's chamber, with chimney over; on the west side, a chamber called the Prior's chamber, two low parlours under the same; buttery; cloister, tiled; chapterhouse; over the chapterhouse a "dorter" and five cells, 30 ft. by 24 ft.; a low parlour; the chancel, 61 ft. by 24 ft., partly covered with lead; an altar stone, 4 yds. long; a chapel adjoining, 17 ft. by 16 ft.; a chapel on the south side, all ruinous; south aisle of the church, 36 ft. by 24 ft.; north aisle, ditto, newly builded; the church, 72 ft. by 24 ft.; two aisles near the church door, 38 ft. by 12 ft.; vestry, steeple, six altar stones, 2 bells, old glass; a little chapel outside; the offering at Our Lady of Bradwell; a dovehouse; a sheephouse; various closes; wood, &c. Tenants, Sir John Longfield, and others.
Town of Bradwell.—Tenant, Nicholas Newman.
Lowghton.—John Curteis, Th. Taillor.
Wolverton.—Wm. Hecok(?), vicar. Th. Rowse holds the tithe for 20l. yearly.
Shenley.—John Alwey.
Stoney Stretford.—Th. Green. Usurpations of Sir John Longfeld.
Town of Northampton.—The Master of St. John's, of Northampton, holds the sign of The Bull, for 15s. 2d.
Gillyng Magna.—Edw. Moore. Survey of the house, barns, and buildings.
Wykyn.—Hugh Visie.
(3.) Manor of Tykford.—The hall, porch chamber, the prior's chamber, with a chimney, the King's chamber on the south, ceiled, the kitchen, and other offices. The cloister, covered with slate. A low chamber, called the Misericorde, with a chimney and an inner chamber. A low parlour, lately called the "Farmere" (Infirmary). The chapterhouse, glazed. A "dorter," with a chimney and five cells. The church, 83 ft. by 21 ft.; north aisle, 30 ft. by 21 ft.; south aisle, ditto; all substantial; the belfry of stone, with three bells; the chancel, vaulted, 45 ft. by 21 ft.; a chapel adjoining, 16 ft. by 12 ft.; divers windows glazed. The Outer Court contains one acre; has a chimney over the gate, a chapel on the south side, with a little bell, a low parlour, and a chamber. On the north side, a day house and a stable, a kiln, a hothouse, a barn of 7 and another of 6 bayes, &c.; a dovehouse, a close, the pond containing carp. The "conyngre" replenished with conies, a fish pool, &c. Survey of the orchards, &c. Tenants, Andrew Stoks, and others. John Blakett, vicar of Newport, finds bread and wine for the church there. List of freeholders and their holdings:—Thomas Clerk, Hen. Candeler, Th. Catesby; the Masters of Our Lady's Guild of Newport; Wm. Stafford, Wm. Stoks, John Thomas, Rob. Grenewok, Agnes Savage, Christopher Peyne, Alice Cropthorn, Th. Creke, &c.
Newport Paynell.—John Blaket, vicar there, and other tenants. Freeholders, Dame Ann Seyntleger, the heir of Browghton, the King's ward, John Erle, John Pountez, and others. Tenants by indenture; ditto at will. Among others, a cottage held by Agnes Butcher at the rent of 1s.; a shop at 3s. 8d.; a garden place in the churchyard, near the schoolhouse, at 4d. The customs of the above.
Calcote, in the parish of Newport.—Tenants, Ric. Albert. Freeholders. Tenants at will, among others the watermen of Calcot, at 6l. 13s. 4d.
Geyhurst.—Wm. White.
Sheryngton.—" Katharine Mariot, gentleman," and Ric. Grendon.
Little Lynford.—Hen. Lodge, A chapel there, with a chancel, fallen down.
Lathbury.—Wm. Lucy, Walter Stannerd.
Chicheley.—Hen. Assheton, vicar. Account of the tenants.
Harmode.—Wm. Croke.
Sulburie.—The abbot of Woburn, parson there.
Other small places,—Crawley, Lowghton, Bradwell.—List of tenants, &c.
Town of Northampton.—A mese near the sign of The Swan, and two tenements, claimed by Rowland Messenger, parson of Wenlock; rent, 6s. 8d.
Bodyngton.—Wm. Marshall, parson there; Th. Sudbury and Th. Ladkyns. tenants.
Aston Bremytham, Warw.—The vicarage, in the gift of the College, is worth 44s. Description of the chancel. Ralph Forest and others, tenants.
Thornborough.—Nothing of importance.
(4.) Chantry lands in Bodyngton and Byfeld.—Names of the tenants.
(5.) Daventry.—Th. Strangwyche, squire; his holdings. Nothing standing of the church and chancel, except the walls. The manor place: the inner court, gatehouse, and cloister, with their dimensions. Description of the closes adjoining.
The town of Daventry.—Wm. Starton of London, tenant; Th. Andrewes and others. Tenants at will. Annual rent for cottages, 5s.; for one substantially built and covered with tile, 10s. Customs.
Drayton.—Parcel of the manor of Daventry. Wm. Symms, tenant. Description of the house and closes. Wm. Mason and others, tenants. Freeholders there, Roger Leche and others.
Throp.—Chapel of St. John, 54 ft. by 21 ft. In the chapel, a table of the High Altar of three leaves. Two images of St. John. An image of Our Lady. Four other images and pictures. A mass book, a "portuus," pax, a little sanctus bell, a desk to laya book on, and an iron to set candles on. In the rood loft, a crucifix, Mary and two images of St. John. A chapel bell. The Trinity in "alambaster." An image of Mary, a "Pyte," 2 candlesticks of wood, and divers seats. Description of the outhouses and barns, gardens, orchards, &c.
Dodford.—John Alybone, tenant.
Norton.—Th. Strangwiche, tenant of the parsonage. Description of the lands and of the chancel there. Wm. Knyght, freeholder, and others. Tenants at will. A cottage with half an acre, 4s. rent.
Muscote.—Belongs to the parsonage.
Everdone Parva.—Sir. Ric. Knyghtley, tenant. Description of his lands. Edmund Newenham, ditto.
Everdone Magna.—Sir Ric. Knyghtley, tenant.
Preston Magna.—Ric. Leycestre, vicar there, holds of the lord. Description of the barns, crofts, and chancel. Freeholders, the dean and canons of Warwick, the abbot of Billisden and others.
Little Preston.—Nothing of importance.
Wolton.—Lady Lucy, tenant. Lands, barns, and chancel. Wm. Chaplyn, vicar, holds of the lord. Freeholders, John Bridge and others. Tenants at will, Ric. Chaunterell and others.
Starton-on-the-Hill.—Ric. Coton, tenant. Description of the chancel, buildings, &c. Freeholders, Rob. Gylys and others. Tenants at will, and "vakes" (i.e. vacant lands).
Watford.—John Merston and Eliz. Capell, tenants.
Sandford Mede.—Wm. Kyng, Th. Durube and others, tenants.
Cold Assheby.—The abbot of Pyppewell, tenant of the parsonage. Description of it, and of the chancel.
Walgrave.—John Blundell, tenant.
Braybroke.—Leonard Coton, parson.
West Haddon.—Edw. Standysshe holds the vicarage. Description of the chancel, houses, and lands. Freeholders, John Olney and others. Tenants at will.
Bugby.—Rob. Monk, tenant, and others.
Northampton.—A close in the parish of St. Gregory.
(6.) Bysbroke, Rutl.—Th. Brewester, vicar there, by gift of the lord. Description of the chancel, mansion, &c.
Foxton, Leic.—Wm. Dale, vicar, by gift of the college. Freeholders, copyholders, &c.
Lubnam.—A portion of the tithes held by the abbot of Sulby.
Stalford, Leic.—Parsonage, mansion, crofts, tenants. The vicarage in the gift of the college.
Brumwyche.—Wm. Wirley, squire, holds the tithes, &c. Hen. Grene priest there. Description of the chancel, 41 ft. by 18 ft., and of the furniture of the church. Belfry. The church, 57 ft. by 18 ft., with an aisle on the south side, 57 ft. by 9 ft. 5 glazed windows, with imagery work, containing 15 panes. A chapel on the north of the belfry, 27 ft. by 18 ft.; various images. 3 glazed windows of imagery work, with a little window con[taining one] pane; which 3 windows contain 9 panes. Table of the altar, &c. Pavement of brick. House adjoining, 80 ft. by 20 ft., with 3 low parlours, 3 upper chambers, 1 chimney, the floors of the chamber very "cors" (coarse). The hall near the cloister built chamber-wise, 57 ft. by 21 ft. The ball floor badly boarded. A house at the west end, 60 ft. by 21 ft. A good kitchen, &c. A malt kiln, 21 ft. by 14 ft. A stable, 48 ft. by 21 ft., with a chamber, &c. A barn, 72 ft. by 24 ft. A "heybrows," 64 ft. by 21 ft. A watermill, 21 ft. by 15 ft. 3 pools. The house is enclosed, and has various liberties. It is surrounded by an orchard, a dovehouse, and half an acre. Description of the other closes. On the west side, a moat, now dry, and in it an orchard overgrown with thorns. Description of the woods. Customs of the lordship.
West Brumwyche, Staff.—Ann Heles and other tenants.
Dudley, Worc.—Rob. Hall and other tenants.
Elbury.—The parsonage, close, and other lands. Account of the tenants.
Pp. 279.
R. O. 2. Receipts and expenditure for one year of various manors belonging to the Abbey of Begham. Headed: "Begham cum membris. Compota omnium et singulorum ballivorum, præpositorum, bedellorum, firmariorum, tenentium et aliorum ministrorum ibidem computabilium, videlicet a festo Sancti Michaelis Arch. a. r. R. Henrici VIII. 17, usque idem festum Sancti Michaelis Arch. extunc proxime sequen. a. r. R. predicti decimo septimo, scilt per unum annum integrum." (Names: William Busse, bailiff, Edw. Lewknor, le Yren milne in ten. of W. Wybarn.) ii. Pepyngbury Magna. (Hen. Amers, bed., Rob. Bourege, John Joyce, clk., Robt. Walter, Thos. Kyppyng, Thos. à Kent, Robt. Joyce, clk., Robt. Kypping.) Thos. Cromwell, Rec. R'mi d'ni Cardinalis. iii. Pepyngbury Parva alias Bourege. (Ric. Mell, bed., Thos. Cromwell, rec.) iv. Friston (Jas. Peeres, firm., Thos. Cromwell, rec.) v. Excette. (Wm. Rotes, dep., Ste. Rots, firm., Thos. Cromwell, rec.) vi. Kechinham. (Jo. Fowle, f., Th. Cromwell, rec.) vii. Telton. (Ric. Mydelton, firm., Thos. Cromwell, rec.) viii. Otham. (Wm. Kentisley, | bal., Jo. Owell, Th. Winswyfte, Ric. King, Thos. Jordan, John à Wod and Joan his w., Thos. Cromwell.) ix. Man. de Leneshoth in parochia de Horsemanden. (Robt. Gylderige, bal., Thos. Cromwell, rec.) x. Rokelande in Borham. (George Joyner, firm., Thos. Fynes lord Dacre, Thos. Cromwell, rec.) xi. Brokeley alias West Greenwich. (—Skipwythe, firm. per deput., Thos. Otwell, Thos. Cromwell, rec.) xii. Lamporte in Borne. (Wm. Busse, coll.) xiii. Coveherst et Coveling in Britling. (John Lover and Ric. Butler, ff., Thos. Cromwell, rec.) (According to the old notation a leaf is missing after p. 10, and three leaves after p. 30.)
ii. Receipts and expenditure of the rectory of Newington in Kent. Headed: "Visus computi Johannis Norton, militis, firmarii ibidem, viz., a festo Nat. S. Johannis Bapt., ano 16o r. nunc Henrici VIII. usque festum Nat. D'ni extunc proxime sequen., an. &c. ejusdem regis 17o, per unum annum integrum." 2. _, of the rectory of Marden. (A leaf lost according to the ancient notation.) 3. _, of the priory of Horkeslegh Parva. Headed: "Visus comp. Johannis Crystmas arm. ballivi & collectoris redd. et firm. nuper prioratus & convent. ibidem," &c. Of the same date. (John Skewes and John Sayntclere, com. d'na Marney, Thos. Cromwell, Will. Bocher.) 4. _, of Typtre. Headed: "Visus computi Georgii Willoughby arm., firmarii et collectoris redd. ibid., &c., nuper priori et convent. ibid. pertin.," &c. Of the same date. (Thos. Cromwell, John Skewes, and Jo. Sayntclere, d'ns de Bracksted Magna, Anth. Darcy.) 5. _, of Stanesgate. Headed: "An. xvii. R. Hen. VIII. Onus computi Thomæ Alen firmarii sive occupatoris omnium, &c., prioratus ibid. nuper pertinent." Same date. (Will. Coket, capel., Thos. Cromwell, John Aleyn, LL.D., Joh. Ute de Maldon, bocher, John King.) 6. _ of Wyk. Headed: "Onus Joh'is Howlette, bal. & col. redd. & firm. ibid.," &c. Same date. (Hen. Braham, Alex. Wenetham, John Brothe, William Hikman, Thos. Flankelen of Bekenfeld, in com. Bucks, _ Gouge, John Hedsory, Ric. Fleming of Gypswych, in the street called Broad Street, nuper Ric. Legham, Thos. Cromwell, Joan Borne, John Tympley, mil., Wm. Purton, arm.) 7. _, of Wyk farm. Headed: "Onus Will'mi Purton, arm., et Will'mi Breton, firm. ibid." Same date. (Jo. Saintclere, arm., et William Breton, firm., ibid. Same date. (Jo. Saintclere, arm., Robt. Stanbanke, capel., Thos. Cromwell, John Capon, Edward commissary of the bp. of London, _ John Okey.)
iii. Grants made by the abbot and convent of Begham. Headed: "Begham. Con- cessiones per nuper Abbatem et Conventum ibidem factæ diversis personis in forma subscripta" (fn. 7) :—
In Sussex: t. m. Telton to Rich. Midelton; 50 ac. in Hellinglee to Wm. Jeffrey; Leylands in Hellinglee to Ri c. Devenish; Rectory of Hellingle to do. and Wm. Rotes, clk; 33 ac. ibid., to Jo. Bodell; 60 ac. in Hellinglee to Ric. Bocher; Canons' Lands, ibid., to Jo. Benet of Irelington; r. in Haylesham to Nic. Willard, Thos. Vergys, Jo. Tutte; right of way to Pet. Snowe of Haylesham; f. of Kychenham in Echingham to Jo. Fowle fil. Jacobi; Borham ponde to Thos. Fynes ld. Dacre; 100 ac. in. Crowmere to Thos. Fynes knt.; m. Otham to Wm. Kentysley; m. Excette to Ste. Rotes; m. Rokeland in Borham to George Joyner.
In Kent: m. Leneshoth with 1. in Horsemonden to John Saxpece and Rob. Gyldrege; rect. of Pepinbery to the vicar; f. in Brenchle voc. Bourebrokes als. Bulbrokes to Mat. Haler; f. in Brenchelsee voc. Abbot's Bere to Jo. Haler; Marle pett nunc Mel-ponde, &c., to Rob. Kipping, Walter and Thomas Kipping; Lyndrege Mede in par. de Tewdeley to John Cardenell; f. near Kingeswood to Wm. Waller; hh. and ll. to Wm. Thomas; 2 crofts in Brenchesley to Ste. Aleyn; the Oule house in Lamborherst to Thos. Willard; f. Abbots Croft in do. to Jo. Sevenoke; Cokesbrome of 20 ac. to John and Henry Fowle; in. Brokeley and rect. of Westgrenewich als. Depford to_Skipwith, now occupied by Jo. Otwell; the Yren Milne to Wm. Wybarn (fn. 8); f. and t. in Gt. Pekham voc. Canonsland to Pet. Downe; Moltmede in Tewdeley to Jo. Reyne; t. Freres land in Matfelde to Jo. Gurley; h. in Cotisford to Wm. Wenborn; m. Fryston to Jas. Peers, leased anew to John Payne; 40 ac. in Melfelde (at Otham) to Ric. Reyn; 30 ac. Doddington and a mead of 5 ac. called Pykestyrlles to John Howell and Thos. Winswyfte; t. and 100 ac. in p. of Westham to Rich. King, now in the hands of Jo. Oseborn; close of 15 ac. at Newgate in Otham to Thos. Jordan in the hands of Thos. Colyer; f. in Gt. Otham to John and Joan Awood, now in the hands of Sim. Fennell.
"Dimissiones de Novo." f. Capernes and Shapessex, &c. parcel of m. of Hellingle dem. by Th. Cromwell and John Smyth to Richard Sompner; m. Cowherst in Brytlings to John Lover.
v. Grants made by the prior of Tunbridge. Headed: "Tonbridge. Dimissiones factæ diversis personis subscriptis per nuper Priorem ibidem tam de diversis maneriis, dominiis, terris et tenementis quam de aliis dimissis ut immediate plene liquet."
r. of Yalding, 6 ac. in Nettelsted to Wm. Whetnall; demesne ll. of the m. of Lomewood, ib. to the same; of which Th. Cromwell and the late Prior have 40s. rent; r. of Leigh, Prior's lands, 5 ac. in Bodell Mede to_[same ?], rent paid to Cromwell; Smytheslands, Helwoods, Doonnings, Weblands, and Priors Heymans, late the tenure of John Salmon of Haseden, to Thomas Fane; f. and garden in par. of Tonbridge, containing 2 ac. in Whechenden Mede, and a piece adjoining Sampson's lands, to Edward Markeley; m. of Holland, except Farthing, to W. Waller; m. of Holte or Rougholte in Chelsham (Surrey) to Rob. Harding, at a red rose or peppercorn rt. (now belongs to John Gresham); m. of Bodesham to John Blunte and Rob. Sewall (half rent paid to Cromwell, and the other to the late prior); f. in Sheborn to Thomas Coke of Wrotham (paid as above); f. of the lime fields in Shipborne to Ric. Dyne, paid as above; 1 ac. in Bodesham to d'n's Georgius Holland ("prior de Anglesey" in margin); m. and r. of Brenchley to John Roberts; r. of Denarston to Henry Everard, paid as above; r. and glebe lands of_ (fn. 9) to Ric. vicar there, paid as above.
v. "Nigsell in Helden.—Rentale ibidem renovatum et factum ad curiam ibidem tent' undecimo die Decembris anno r. R. H. VIIIvi 17mo (1525) tam de nominibus tenencium quam de redditibus eorundem, operibus, et serviciis." Tenants named, W. Walter, Th. Walker,_Bere, W. Carter, John at Ware, W. Wyllard. Sum of the rental, 14s. 3½d., 5 cocks and 11 hens.
vi. "Shipborn.—Rentale ibidem renovat' ad cur' tent' ibidem 13mo die Decembris," same year. Liberi tenentes: Jo. Chowne sen., Agnes Chowne wid., James Oughtred, John Turke, Rob. Busshop, Jo. Pelshoth, Ric. Dyne; Th. Coke, farmer of the manor; Jo. Hayte, farmer of lands called Bramblefelds and Crouchecrofte. Sum of the rental, 8l. 11s. 8½d.
vii. "Stamford in Hadloo.—Rentale ibidem renovat' ad cur' ibidem tent. 13mo die Decembris," same year.
Rt. of tenants named: Steph. Lover, for the f. of Stamford, once _Rugg's, then Hen. Fane's, now Wm. Rychards'; same, for a t. once Thos. Fromonde's, afterwards H. Fane's, now W. Rychards'; same for a t. once John Myddleton's, afterward John Brodde's, now the said Wm's; of Wm. Keyser, for Cockylles Mede, &c., late Jo. Gooding's; of Nic. Born for a t. once Thos. Fromonde's; of the relict of Laur. Brokeston, for Wilkinnsfelde, once Jo. Mauncey's; and of the same for a t. once John Myddelton's. Sum tot. 7s. 4¼d.; of Ste. Lover, 4 hens and 4 score eggs; of W. Keyser, one hen, 20 eggs; of Nic. Born, do.; of Widow Brokeston, do.
viii. Lomewood.—Of the f. of the demesnes called Bromes, dem. to Wm. Whetnall, now to Hen. Fane, s. t. 40s.
ix. Lemanstoke.—"Red. assis. ibid.," sc. of the bp. of Cant., Wm. Carter,_Warde, _Walter, per an. s. t. 9s. 11½d.
x. Holland in Speldhirst.—"Rentale, ibid.," &c., 17 Hen. VIII., sc. of the f. of And. Judde, late John Judde's; of Wm. Goldsmyth, of Penseherst.
xi. Survey of the monastery of Davington [Kent], headed, "Davington. First, the site of the monastery, with all the houses, horses, stables, and 60 acres of land thereto adjoining."
1. Lands lying in Hartey.—The parsonage of Hartey, called Stangar, fd. by Stephen Hayward, at r. 13l. 13s. 4d.; Keyborn Marsh, fd. by the same, at r. 8s.; a t., called the Motte, fd. by Wm. Clynton, at r. 3l. 13s. 4d.; a salt-marsh called Butts, with 20 ac. of fresh land, and the pasture of 12 sheep in Orset marsh, by the same, 40s.; Davington marsh and Davington Hope (I. of Sheppey), fd. by Alex. Cardon, 32s. 3d.; parsonage of Newnham, and the r. of Newnham and Monkton, with 80 ac. of arable, &c. in Newnham, fd. by Thos. Okingfold, 6l., above the Vicar's pension and the abbot of Faversham's; lands in Upper-Menshion and Nether-Menshion fields in the p. of Dodington, fd. by Thos. Pye, 3½ qrs. of barley; 8 acres, fd. by Thos. Dodington, 20s.; 33 acres in Bourdfield, fd. by Thomas Fylmer, 5s.
2. Lands leased from year to year.—26 acres at Melfelds, in the p. of Monckton, fd. by Hen. Fylks, 9s. 1d.; 2 pieces of land in Ore, fd. by the curate there, 8s. 8d.; one in Tenam fd. by the curate of Buckland, 6s. 8d.; 2 ac. of meadow in Harbaldown, farmed by the prior there, 11s.; tythes in Norton, fd. by the curate there, 6s. 8d.; lands in Norton cd. Wrens, fd. by Peter Grenestrete, 14s. and 1 qr. of barley; certain lands called Mynchin Lane, in the pp. of Esling and Throwley, fd. by Nic. Upton, 6s. 8d.; "in money, hens, cocks, and eggs, valued at 3d. a hen, 2d. a cock, and 20 eggs for a penny," 13s. 8d.; the rents of Fynch Hill; rents in the town and p. of Feversham, 12s. 2d.; rt. of a house in Ore held by William Hart, 6d.; the Painter's Field, fd. by "Carpenter of Ludeham," payable twice a year, 4s.; rt. of John Motte, 3s. 4d.; divers rr. at Harmowthe, twice a year, 14s. 9d.; of St. Peter's in Tenet, 5s.; rent of a house held by John Breear in Sandwich, 6s. 8d. vacat; 2 ac. in Asshe, r. 3s. 11d.; for lands in Selling, 14 bushels of barley and 2 hens; rents in Stansted, 6s. 8d.
xii. Valuation of the benefices held by the following religious houses, [granted to Card. Wolsey]: sc. i. Tykford; sc. the rcts. of Newport Painell, Chycheley, Bradwell, Aston Bromwycke. ii. Braddewell; sc. the rr. of Wolverton and Padbury. iii. Thobye; r. of Mownteresyng. iv. Lessones; r. of Elmendon, Rayneham, Marden, Alrethley (of which St. Paul's, London, held 6l. 13s. 4d.), Newington, Walkestede als. Godstow. v. Tondbryge; rr. of Brencheley, Yaldeng, Denarston, Tewdeley, Leygh, pens. de Elmelie. vi. B[erg]ham, rr. of Halesham, Pebynbury, Hellynglye. vii. Wallingford; pens. de Garsyngton.
May./GRANTS. 2218. GRANTS in MAY 1526.
2. Rob. Acton. Lease of lands in the manor of Walsall, called the Wastes, parcel of the manor of Stafford, forfeited by Edward late duke of Buckingham, with reservations; for 21 years; rent 46s. 8d., and 3s. 4d. of increase. Del. Westm., 2 May.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
2. John Crosborowe of London, ironmonger, alias of Wellyngborowe, Northt., alias John Hensman, mercer. Special protection for one year, granted by the King in right of his royal prerogative. Del. Westm., 2 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
4. Staple of Calais.
Constat and exemplification to Geo. Walshe of patent 40 Edw. III., granting to the merchants the free election of the mayor and constables of the Staple and other privileges. Also of charter 43 Edw. III., addressed to the governor of the lordships of Calais, Merk and Guisnes, and others, commanding them to aid in the conviction of Michael Bakere, who was arrested for debt at suit of Ric. Wygge, and escaped. Also of charter 50 Edw. III., being an extension of privileges.—Pat. 18 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 5.
5. Ralph Browne, of Kenton, and Tho. Launder, of Columpton, Devon. Pardon for the theft of a chest (cista) value 2s., a doublet value 2 0d., a garment value 12d., and 4 marks in money. 5 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
8. Walter Walshe, yeoman of the Privy Chamber, and Wm. Morant. Licence to import Gascon wine and Toulouse woad. Del. Westm., 8 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
8. Stephen Coope, serjeant of the poultry of the king's Household. Pardon and release of all debts, &c. not exceeding 34l. Del. Westm., 8 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 18.
8. To the sheriff of Staffordshire. Writ to attach Wm. Savage, late of Shareshyll, Staff., for a debt of 40s. to Wm. Holme, a servant of Card. Wolsey. Westm., 8 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B. b.
8. John Whitbroke, of Worcester. Pardon for having escaped from the prison of that city, 23 Nov. 17 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 5.
9. Ric. Mylward, draper, of London. Protection. Del. Westm., 9 May.—S.B.
9. Henry Page, yeoman of the Bottles. Grant of the house at the corner of Dowe Lane, in the parish of St. Michael Paternoster, Dowegate, London, and the lands of three tenements in Cussyn Lane, in the parish of All Saints the Greater, in the King's hands by the death of Tho. Woodroff, and by reason of Sir Ric. Charleton's attainder. Del. Westm., 9 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 10.
9. Wm. Seyntlowe, of Sutton, Somers., and Payneswyke, Glouc. Pardon. Del. Westm., 9 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 10.
9. Peter Wadyng, of the parish of St. Peter, in the scunage of Calais. Pardon for the murder of Katharine Robdon. Del. Westm., 9 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 10.
11. John Gale, yeoman of the Chamber. To be keeper of the great park of the manor of Amtehyll, Beds, with 4l. a year. Del. Westm., 11 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 19.
12. Tho. Audeley. Wardship of John Rust, kinsman and heir of John Fermour, of co. Essex. Westm., 12 May.—S.B. Pat. 18 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11.
12. Wm. Cary. To be keeper of the manor, garden, tower, &c. of Plesance, in Estgrenewiche, and of Estgrenewiche park, with fees out of the issues of Kent; on surrender of patent 6 June 11 Hen. VIII. by Sir Wm. Compton. Del. Westm., 12 May.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
12. Wm. Cary. To be keeper of the manor and park of Ditton, Bucks, and all foreign woods belonging to the same, with 3d. a day; on surrender of patent 26 June 3 Hen. VIII. by Sir Wm. Compton. Del. Westm., 12 May.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
12. Wm. Crane, gentleman of the Chapel Royal. To be master of the Chapel Royal boys, and to receive 40l. a year for the instruction, vestures and beds of 12 boys. Del. Westm., 12 May.—S.B.
12. Sir Wm. Rede, John Cheyne, Roger Gyfford, Tho. Caryll, Rob. Pygot and John Gyfford. Licence to impark 200 acres of land, 200 acres of pasture and 20 acres of wood in Bryddesthorn, adjoining the manor of Brydesthorn; and to have free warren and fishing in the moiety of the said manor in the parish[es ?] of Aston Abbots, Wyngrave and Hardewyk, Bucks; the above parties being seized of both moieties of the said manor. Also pardon of all decay and destruction of houses in the said moiety and lands, and conversions of the same to pasture, contrary to the statute 4 Hen. VII. [c. 19.] Del. Westm., 12 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
14. John Prediaux, of Ashberton, Devon, merchant. Protection; going in the retinue of lord Berners. Greenwich, 14 May. Teste Westm., 3 April.—P.S.
14. Laurence Redman, of Alton Westbroke, Hants, mercer. Protection; going in the retinue of lord Berners. Greenwich, 14 May 18 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
15. Tho. Bracebrigge. Livery of lands as s. and h. of Simon son of John Bracebrigge, who held of the King in chief as of the manor of Cheillesmore. Likewise to Sir Tho. Pulteney, Humph. Lucy, John Ardern, Wm. Brokesly and Tho. Hasilrigge; also to Sir Wm. Perpoynt, John Willoughby, John Ardern, Tho. Pulteney and Humph. Lucy; feoffees to the use of the said Thomas. Del. Westm., 15 May.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 7.
15. Sir Wm. Tyler. Licence to hold his office of collector of tonnage and poundage in the port of London, to which he was appointed by patent 29 Sept. 4 Hen. VIII., by deputy, notwithstanding the Act prohibiting the same. Westm., 15 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
15. John s. and h. of John le Zouche, late lord le Zouche and Seintmaure, and of Joan his wife. Livery of lands. Del. Westm., 15 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 6.
17. Thomas marquis of Dorset and Sir Anth. Browne. Grant, in survivorship, of the offices of steward of the honor of Raylegh, Essex, and keeper of Rayleigh park, master of the hunt of deer of Rayleigh and Thundersley and bailiff of Rocheford, with 10l. a year as bailiff, and 4d. a day as keeper, out of the issues of the manors of Raleigh, Estwodbury, Thondersley and Lonedon, Essex;. on surrender of patent 1 April 10 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Vacated on personal surrender by Anthony, 1 Mar. 23 Hen. VIII. Pat. p. 1, m. 14.
17. Sir John Norton, of Norwode Chesternes. Lease of the 410 acres of land in Birchyngton and Monketon, in the Isle of Thanet, Kent, lately belonging to Henry duke of Somerset, which came to king Edw. IV., with reservations, for 21 years; rent 4l. (at which the said land was valued in an inquisition before Ric. Willy, escheator, 8 Edw. IV.), and 13s. 4d. of increase. Del. Westm., 17 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 11.
22. Tho. Englefild, serjeant-at-law. To be master of the King's wards, with power to appoint feodaries and all other officers except receivers in the possessions which fall to the Crown by such heirs. This appointment is made in consequence of Sir Ric. Weston, who held this office with Sir Edw. Belknappe, deceased, being abroad on the King's pleasure. Del. Westm., 22 May.—S.B. Pat, p. 2, m. 18.
25. Edm. Whyte. Licence to appoint a clerk or deputy in his office of customer in the port of Boston, Linc., granted him by patent 10 April 17 Hen. VIII., he having been retained in the service of Thomas duke of Norfolk; with pardon for all infringements of the statutes of 4 and 13 Hen. IV. Del. Richmond, 25 May 18 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
28. Roger Midilwode, of Ebiston, Yorksh. Pardon for the murder of Ralph Huchinson. Del. Westm., 28 May.—S.B. Pat. 18 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12.
30. Sir Wm. Gascoigne, of Cardington, Beds. Annuity of 44l. Del. Richmond, 30 May 13 Hen. VIII.—S.B.


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  • 2. This passage is inaccurately given in the decipher.
  • 3. The decipher reads a vicerege, mistaking g9 for g6.
  • 4. The decipher reads "in campo Mirandula," and omits the words immediately following down to promiserunt.
  • 5. The decipher reads "vires accrescerent."
  • 6. So in cipher; apparently some words omitted.
  • 7. The abbreviations used in the succeeding part of this abstract are to be interpreted as follows:— t. =tenement.f. =farm or parcel of land.r. =rectory.m. =manor.rt. =rent.h. =house.hh. =houses.l. =land.ll. =lands.s.t. =sum total.
  • 8. A grant for 40 years at a lease of 6l. per an. if there was wood enough to supply their works with charcoal; if not, 3l. per an. as was then the case.
  • 9. Blank in orig.