Henry VIII: June 1531, 16-30

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 5, 1531-1532. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1880.

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June 1531, 16-30

16 June.
Foxe, IV. 679. Townsend's Ed.
297. Ric. Nixe, Bishop of Norwich, to —.
"Master doctor, as I have written to you before in Mr. Pellis's absence," I give you full power to exercise jurisdiction for me in the Consistory and elsewhere. As touching Mr. Nich. Shaxton, there were with me last night the priors of Pentney and Westacre, who said he had made a very good sermon at Westacre on St. Thomas's Day, and no heresy in it. The two priors have promised to be with me at Norwich on Monday next, the prior of Westacre having gone home meanwhile to examine his brother better. When they come, examine the prior of Westacre if he knows the man that said in St. Thomas's chapel at Westacre that images were but stocks. Ralph Cantrel was lately at Cambridge, whom I desired to inquire of Shaxton's demeanor. On Ash Wednesday last he made a sermon ad clerum, wherein the Vice-chancellor took him in two points : (1) that it was wrong to assert publicly that there was no purgatory, but not damnable to think so; (2) that no man could be chaste or continent by prayers and fasting, unless God made him so. He also said elsewhere that he has offered daily prayer to God, in celebrating mass, that the clergy should be relieved of celibacy. Dr. Wilson and Edmunds had much ado to get him to forsake these points, and avoid open abjuration; and the Vice-chancellor drew a special oath for him and others who proceed this year in divinity, to renounce the errors of Wycliffe, Huss, and Luther. If he will not abjure for buying of the books and conveying them into my diocese, I shall keep him till I have further counsel; therefore, speak to Ric. Hill to keep him surely. Hoxne, 16 June 1531.
17 June.
Vesp. F. XIII. 98 b B. M.
298. Elizabeth Countess Of Worcester to Cromwell.
Asks him not to give credence to the articles maliciously laid against her husband's officers of Glamorgan by Thomas and Henry Stradling. Hears that since her husband's departure with the King, they intend to prefer their suit to Cromwell. Their father and friends have always been against the rulers in those parts, and have imagined their murder. Within the last year, they set upon my lord's deputy, murdered one of his servants, and maimed three or four others, at the King's castle of Cardiff. In every matter between two persons they bear and maintain one part. There are twelve brothers, most of them bastards, and they have no living but by extortion and pilling of the King's subjects. Greenwich, 17 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To, &c., Mr. Cromwell, one of the King's most honorable councillors. Endd.
17 June.
Add. MS. 28,583, f. 216. B. M.
299. Mai to Charles V.
"Judgment given by the Emperor in the dispute of the Pope with the duke of Ferrara. The Pope exclaimed, Maledictus homo qui confidit in homine, hinting thereby that the Emperor has not kept what he had promised in Bologna, although he afterwards tried to explain away this sense, &c.
"Said the English hoped, in consequence of this judgment, easier to obtain their ends, and likewise the duke of Albany. The Pope declared, after having read his (the Emperor's) letters, that the whole fault is with the bishop of Vasiona.
"(Written in the margin by Covos.)—Good.
"Superscribed : Abstract from the letters from Rome of the 12th, and 15th, and 17th of June."
English abstract from contemporary abstract at Simancas.
17 June.
R. O.
300. Rowland Lee to Cromwell.
On Friday, 16 June, I finished the election at Athelney. The steward of Stawystoke was elected according to Mr. Courtenay's desire, as your pleasure was. The house is in great debt, to the sum of 1,000 marks and more. It will, therefore, have much need of your goodness. This day I intend to go to Malmesbury to do after your commandment. The election there will be on Wednesday night, if I can. Master Courtenay does like a worshipful man for the order of the monastery. Athelney, Saturday, 17 June.
Desires credence for the bearer touching the abbot of Mychelney, and also for the Abbot's letters. He is not to blame. "The money paid by him, a 100l. for your use, and consylyd by Serjeant Thorneton the executor denies not the receipt, but saith you have the whole sum."
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To my loving friend. Endd.
18 June.
Nero, B. VI. 162. B. M.
301. Harvel to Starkey.
Has received his letters of 29 March. Wrote many times without an answer, and for several months did not know his abode. Doubted also whether his letters were acceptable. Expresses his affection for Starkey. The letters he speaks of have never arrived. Has taken great sorrow for the death of Mr. Lupset. There was in him great plenty of wit, much learning, and a great loving mind to his friends. Asks Starkey why he has inclosed himself in the Charterhouse, and dedicated all his work to perpetual philosophy. Will he not come forth to teach others, and make all the land know quam sit humaniter vivendum, help to take out all barbarous customs, and bring the realm to an antique form of good living. Is displeased at his news, and hears men mistrust the continual tranquillity of England. Italy enjoys peace, but probably not for long, as the French king is bent against Genoa. Fears that he will bring the Pope in his faction. George Gritti, son of the doge of Venice, was taken, by the Emperor's command, returning from France. He is suspected of having practised with the Turk against the Emperor. His brother, Loigi Gritti, is in the Turk's service, and no less in favor and authority than our Cardinal was with the King. It is said that there is an ambassador of the Emperor's with the Sophy, king of Persia, a prince of no less power than the Emperor, and no less infest against Turks than we are. The practices that princes make seem to tend to the concitation of all the world. Will write by every courier to Mr. Pole. Acknowledges his gratitude to Starkey, and offers to do anything for him he can here. Mr. Cokerel will be shortly in England. Asks Starkey to welcome him. 18 June 1531. In Va. (Venetia).
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
At the foot a few notes on religious matters by Starkey.
18 June.
Vesp. F. XIII. 154. B. M.
302. Thomas Cromwell to [Gardiner].
Sends the minute with his instructions. Asks him to survey it, and correct any mistakes before presenting it to the King. Will then cause it to be engrossed and sent. Would have come himself, if other of the King's business had not letted him. Asks Gardyner to make his excuse, and despatch the bearer. London, 18 June. Signed.
P. 1.
II. Gardiner to Cromwell.
As Cromwell's letters in Latin agree with the minute which Gardyner conceived in English by the King's order, and with which his Highness was well pleased, it will not be necessary further to molest him. Returns them corrected in a few places where he thought requisite. Hampton Court Sunday.
Asks him to be good to Mr. Godsalve.
Hol., p. 1. (Written below the former letter.)
19 June.
R. O.
303. S. Vaughan to Cromwell.
On the 17th inst. I wrote to you by a Dutchman who was going to England, for your counsel. I am informed that a great assembly will be held here for raising money, and for the Emperor's departure. The Flemings are not satisfied that he should depart so shortly, having obtained from them so large a gift. I cannot obtain Luther's book. Only one came to this town. I have another put forth by Melancthon, in Latin, entitled, Confessio Fidei, &c. in comitiis Augustœ. I would gladly send such things to the King, but I am informed he does not look upon them himself, but commits them to others. I am sorry he does so, as his judgment is such as might safely approve men's opinions by reading them, but by trusting to others he may be deceived. I wish to come home and speak to you. I have shown Tyndall, as you wrote to me, what the King's pleasure was. He always sings one note. You wrote that the answer he made to the Chancellor was unclerkly done; and so seem all his works to eloquent men, "because he useth so rude and simple style, nothing seeking any vain praise and commendation." If the King had looked thereupon he should have better judged it than upon the sight of another man. The prophets Esay and Jonas are put forth in the English tongue, and no man can stop them from coming forth. Antwerp, 19 June 1531.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful, &c., besides the Friars Augustines in London.
19 [June.]
R. O.
304. Thos. Jermyn to Cromwell.
Is bound to him for his goodness during life. Has sent to Master Tyndall, this Monday, the 19th inst., and his servant has delivered to him the King's letter, so that he cannot deny its receipt. Intends to wait upon his mastership next term.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : "To the right worshipful Master Crumwell." Endd.
20 June.
R. O.
305. John Eston to Cromwell.
Begs Cromwell to be good master to him, else he is utterly cast away. Has "proved many ways and trusted many men's sayings." After leaving London, was conducted by a Scottish friar into Brittany, to a man in these parts, who, in his despair, greatly eased his heart. Has seen such things with his eye that he believes if the King will give him a protection for one year (for he is in debt), and a placard for treasure trove for himself and two or three others, he will find such treasure that the King will be good to him, and Cromwell fare the better by 1,000l. St. Malo's in Bryttayne, 20 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To, &c., Mr. Cromwell, one of the King's honorable Council. Endd.
22 June.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 416.
306. The Divorce.
Determination of the university of Orleans that the king of England cannot be compelled to appear at Rome, that an excusator should be admitted to plead his absence, and that all process would be void. Orleans, 1531, 22 June. 8 signatures.
Lat., vellum, mutilated. Endd.
R. O. 2. Notarial attestation by Richard Watkyns, LL.B., of the exhibition of the same, by John Olyver, LL.D., chaplain to the King, before John bishop of Bath and Wells, at his house in St. Clement's parish, beyond Temple Bar, on 26 Feb. 1532.
Badly mutilated. (fn. 1) Seal of the bishop of Bath attached.
R. O. St. P. VII. 306. 3. Opinion of the Parisian lawyers to same effect. Signed by nine lawyers, members of the Parliament of Paris.
Lat., pp. 71.
R. O. 4. Draft of section 3, not signed, but with the name of Bartholomew de Chassenen, LL.D., "orator regius in provincia Heduensi" (Autun), appended. His is the first signature to the other copy.
Lat., pp. 65. On the fly leaf : Consilium Bartholomei de Chassenen, Parisiis.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 417. 5. Notarial attestation by Ric. Watkyns, LL.B., of the answers of the Parisian lawyers, exhibited by John Olyver, LL.D., before John Cocks, LL.D., auditor of the archbishop of Canterbury, in the chapel of St. Mary, at the east end of St. Paul's Cathedral, 23 June 1531.
Lat., vellum, mutilated. Endd. Sealed.
23 June.
Add. MS. 28,583, f. 285. B. M.
307. Mai to the Comendador Mayor.
Complains of the behaviour of Dr. Ortiz in the affair of England. Rome, 23 June 1531.
Sp., pp. 4, modern copy.
24 June.
Vienna Archives.
308. Chapuys to Charles V.
I received on the 15th inst. your letters of the 6th May, with the documents therein mentioned, especially the copy of the articles and minute of the procuration necessary to pursue the inquiry and proof of the said articles. These two documents I sent to the Queen, informing her of all your commands to me, and desiring her to consider with her council how best to bring the truth to light. The Queen, not having time or opportunity to assemble the bishops of Durham, Rochester, and Bath, has consulted with certain other doctors, who approve of the articles, but find the same difficulty as your Majesty; viz., that it will be very difficult to verify the said articles in Flanders, especially as to the principal matter, whether the Queen was known by the Prince or not. There might be some merchant there who could speak about it, but the Queen cannot name one, except that Dr. Scoriazo and the écuyer Brisillie ought to have heard the King say, as others have done, that she remained unknown by the said Prince. I had proposed that the Queen, either by money or by entreaty, should induce some of those who know the truth to go over there; but the fear is so great that no one dare declare himself, so that of late I have had great difficulty in getting two of the Queen's domestic servants to come before the Nuncio, although I assured them their testimony was only for private information, which would not be published. Thus there is no hope of making sufficient proof except in Spain, where, the Queen says, many witnesses will be found. There also all the documents (lettrages) may be obtained relating to this affair, of which part will be found with the heirs of Dr. De Puebla.
On receipt of your said letters I sent to Hampton Court to obtain licence to visit the King, but he had already left for Windsor and other places to pass the time, having only in his company the lady, the master of the horse, and two others. For nearly fifteen days he has done nothing else, except on the two occasions when John Joachin went to him at Hampton Court. Yesterday morning the King came here and sent for Joachin, who went to him, accompanied by only one servant, and remained a long time. In returning he met one of my servants, to whom he told where he had been, saying he would have been glad if the King had let him rest, and that if he had not been compelled to send dispatches to France he would have come to see me; giving it pretty clearly to be understood that the despatches were on business which concerned the King's interest only, not that of his master. So far as I can understand, it is for some commission to be given to cardinal De Tarbes before he returns from Rome. I wished on Joachin's return to go and see the King, but Norfolk sent to tell me that the King would not be pleased, for he had come to him secretly with three or four others (yl estoit venu a la desrobee luy quatriesme ou cinquiesme), and also he wished immediately to dislodge; and that if I had anything to say, he and I could talk over it after the King had left, for he wished to see me. Early this morning the Duke, wishing to show me courtesy, sent his barge for me to come to him. On my coming he asked my news. I replied that he ought to have enough to distribute some to others, seeing that the King had just received couriers from Flanders and Rome; on which he said there was nothing of importance from Flanders,—that their Ambassador only spoke of jousts and presents to your Majesty, and desired instructions what to do on your departure from Flanders. On this I asked him where, in the Ambassador's opinion, your Majesty was going. He said he wrote doubtfully whether it was to Germany or Spain, and in the latter case by what sea you would go. I said I could give him more certain information, and that your Majesty had determined to hold a diet in Germany as a means of preparing the way for this Council, which is so necessary and so much desired by all good men for the settlement of affairs of Germany. He praised this determination as virtuous and necessary, and acknowledged that the holding of the Council was very expedient. He asked me if I had these news from your Majesty; to which I said, Yes, and moreover that I was commanded to communicate them to the King. On this the Duke considered for some time, and then began to say that all would go well but for this controversy of the King; and that it was a great misfortune, after a firm and entire friendship had prevailed so long between this kingdom, Spain, and Flanders, that your Majesty would not take more pains not to interrupt it; that you had done the King great injustice in having him cited to appear personally at Rome, which was a most extraordinary thing, and that it would have been a great blessing if this marriage had never been made. On second thoughts, he added, Nevertheless this would have been a great pity, since of it there had come such a pearl as the Princess, who was one of the most beautiful and virtuous ladies of the world. And he told me the King had lately visited her, and made great cheer with her, and that he himself eight days since had visited her twice, to present her such service as he owed her. After this he began to dispute that the cause ought to be remitted to England, and cited to me various councils, chapters, and laws. I began to jest at his having become so great a doctor, telling him it appeared well what he had heard said of it; and as to the rest, I declined to say more in justification of your Majesty, or on the merits of the cause, because I thought it had been often enough talked of, and besides I had no doubt he thought otherwise than he said. I tried several times to turn the conversation, but he always recurred to this disagreeable subject, and said the King had sent to the Pope the opinions of the greatest men in Christendom that the citation last made at Rome was unjust. He complained also of the efforts made by your Ambassador in France to annul the decision which the King his master had obtained from the university of Paris, and recited to me part of what had passed between the Queen and him and other great persons of the kingdom, of which I wrote in my last a full account to your Majesty; telling me besides that the Queen had done foolishly in not complying with the request of the King and his Council.
After this I enquired the news from Rome, but he always told me that there was nothing new in the letters of their ambassadors, and that the only thing that he had learned from that quarter was by a billet the Nuncio had sent him,—which he took out, and read from it only that the cardinal Grammont would leave Rome shortly, to the satisfaction of the King his master, to whom he (the Pope?) had granted power of giving away the greater part of the abbeys in his kingdom. He kept back the rest, which was that the said Cardinal and the duke of Albany had been extremely urgent to remit the cause here, but that it had not been done, because it would be too great an injustice to your Majesty and the Queen. On leaving him I mentioned some new injuries done by the Londoners to certain Spanish merchants; and he promised to redress them,—which he has done, notwithstanding the complaints of the Londoners, to whom, after telling them certain reasons, he said in conclusion that they must submit because I had spoken of it.
After much vaunting that they would confound by writing the authority of the Pope, as I have already several times mentioned, the English have lately printed a little dialogue, which I send to Granvelle, a thing so feeble and cold that it is disgraceful to them, and I expect will be of great advantage to the Queen, because when the Pope is informed of it, as the Nuncio has promised he shall be, he will shake off his craven fear of those menaces and take courage to do justice.
I have not omitted hitherto to inform your ambassador in France not only of what concerns the Queen's affair, in which he does all he can, but of all other occurrences. They attach no importance here to the revolt against the marquis of Mus, for they have heard the whole story, and have since understood that the Marquis's brother, who had come to France to obtain succours in exchange for Mus and other lordships, has not succeeded in anything. I thank your Majesty for making provision for my wants, and assuring me that the remainder will be furnished to me before you leave Flanders. I beg you to pardon my importunity, being compelled by incredible necessity. London, 24 June.
Fr., hol., pp. 4, from a modern copy.
24 June.
Add. MS. 28,583, f. 287. B. M.
309. Ortiz to Charles V.
Thanks him for his letter of 4 June, and his appointment as preacher. Two or three times a week gives the Pope information of the justice of the Queen's cause, of which his Holiness always sees the truth, as well as the fraud of the other side. He said to me, the day before yesterday, that the cardinal of Tarbes had left without giving him the book he had brought in favor of the king of England, and he did not wish to ask him for it; but the Cardinal had left it with the English ambassadors, and he, as they said, would give it to me that I might explain and reply to it. I doubt not that the king of England has been informed of the injustice of his cause, and his chance of failure. For this reason he will try to cause as much delay as possible, as he has hitherto done, fearing that the truth will be known and declared.
Thanks God for the Emperor's zeal for the Council. Rome, 24 June 1531.
Sp., pp. 3, modern copy.
24 June.
R. O.
310. Brian Higdon to Henry VIII.
In reply to the King's letters addressed to the archbishop, dean and chapter of York, for the union of the prebend of Wettwange to his newly erected college at Oxford, notifies that Mr. Lancelot Colyns, treasurer of York, is absent in the South, and Mr. Will. Frankeleyne, canon residentiary, is absent also in the King's service towards Scotland. Can do nothing in the name of the chapter till their return. York, 24 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
28 June.
R. O.
311. S. Vaughan to Cromwell.
It is reported that the Emperor will in six weeks leave these parts for Germany, which he will try to pacify.
Expects that Frithe, whom the King wishes to be persuaded to go to England, will be here shortly, and he will not fail to "approve" him by all possible means. Will write again about those who write and their books. Asks whether he shall sell or keep Cromwell's spermaceti. Cannot get more than 8s. Flemish a pound, and that only by chance. The price is not likely to rise, as so much comes from England. Roger Challenger, late of the Custom-house, has much, and always hearkens for the price in these parts. Antwerp, 28 June 1531.
Asks Cromwell to help him to come to England after this mart.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Mr. Thos. Cromwell, besides the Friars Austens, London.
28 June.
R. O.
312. Anthony Auchar to Cromwell.
I thank you for your kindness, which I shall deserve as soon as I come up to London. I request you to do the bearer some pleasure for his money. Remember my business "agynst Buns (?) and Jhon Lese;" and if it be sealed, send me my subpœna against Master Brokye (?) by bearer. I will be with you in fifteen days, and consider your pain, &c. "At Oteryngde," St. Peter's Even.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Master Crumwell, at the Austen Friars Gate, London.
29 June.
R. O.
313. [The Abbot Of York] to Henry VIII.
Received, 28 June, the King's letters touching the cell at Lincoln belonging to this monastery. As the King considers the cell "to be a mean to provoke liberty and conversation not decent and meet for religious persons," the Abbot and his brethren have determined to call home for ever to "this your Grace's monastery" the brethren there resident, and to be bound perpetually, instead of the prior and his two brethren who have been resident there, to keep three brethren at the university. Begs that the lands of the cell may remain to the monastery, for they are not bound by their foundation to keep any brethren there. Are willing to give 100 marks "for the better advancement of the said city of Lincoln," to be paid in five years. York, 29 June.
Pp. 2. Endd.
30 June.
Calig. B. II. 281. B. M.
314. Scotland.
i. The King's commission to Sir Thomas Clifforde, captain of Berwick, Sir Richard Tempest, Sir Ralph Ellerker, jun., Sir Tho. Wharton, and Cuthbert Ratclif, to treat for the redress of outrages on the West Marches. Westm., 30 June, A.D. 15 . .
Draft, Lat., p. 1, slightly mutilated. Endd. by Wriothesley. Headed : "For the West Marche of the same."
Calig. B. II. 282, continued at at f. 280. ii. "The copy of the proclamation made by the commissioners, to be proclaimed both in England and Scotland," commanding all Scotchmen who have given bills against Englishmen, and all Englishmen that are arrested, to appear before the commissioners and wardens in the Muthall at Carlisle, on the 9 Sept., at 7 in the morning,— that all prisoners unlawfully taken shall be put to freedom, and all sureties for them discharged. From Carlisle the commissioners will proceed to Drumffres to determine English bills in like manner for the West Marches of England and Scotland, Lyddersdayll and Twydayll.
Pp. 2. Endd. by Wriothesley.
30 June.
R. O.
315. John Hacket to the Earl Of Wiltshire And Ormond.
Sends a packet received from the Emperor. The bearer says they come from Spain,—probably from the English ambassador there. "I have despatched a man of mine own here hence with diligence towards Calais, a-horseback, with your said letters, under Mr. Cromwell's letters, who shall surely deliver them unto you." Brussels, last of June. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
Harl. MS. 2115, f. 87 b. B. M.
316. Sir Wm. Brereton, Steward of the Honour of Halton, in the Duchy of Lancaster, to Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, Chancellor of the Duchy.
Complains that Sir Piers Dutton, on 10 June 23 Hen. VIII., took away from Ric. Penkethman a sturgeon, found in the lordship of Weston, which ought to have been brought to Brereton for the King's use.
Copy, p. 1.

R. O.
317. Gregory Cromwell.
Memorandum of two bequests of land to the monastery of Bradwell by Wm. Hamon and William Egrave, and scribblings by Gregory Cromwell.
Pp. 4.
June./Grants. 318. Grants in June 1531.
1. Henry marquis of Exeter. Licence to alienate the manor and park of Swallcliff, Midd., and all messuages, &c. in the fields, vills, and parishes of Swallcliff, Ickenham, Litle Hillyngdon, Greate Hillyngdon in Hillyngdon, and Woxbrigge (Uxbridge), Hersies, Coppidhall, and Pynchestres Ferme, Midd., to Sir William Fitzwilliam, treasurer of the King's household, Sir William Paulett, John Paulett, son and heir apparent of the said William, Ralph Pexsall, Christopher More, Alan Hoorde, and Thomas Stoughton; to the use of the said Ralph Pexsall and Anne his wife, and the heirs male of the said Ralph of the body of the said Anne. Also licence to the said Henry and Gertrude his wife to alienate by fine the manor of Swallcliff, and 12 messuages, 2 water mills, 6 cottages, 4 dovecotes, 8 gardens, 500 acres of. land, 300 acres of meadow, 500 acres of pasture, 300 acres of wood, 300 acres of furze and heath, and 4l. rent in Swallclif, Ickenham, Hellyngdon, Woxbridge, Hersies, Coppidhall, and Pynchestres Ferme (Midd.), to the said William Fitzwilliam, William Paulett, John Paulett, Ralph Pexsall, Christopher More, Alan Hoorde, and Thomas Stoughton, and the heirs of the said Thomas for ever. Westm., 1 June.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7.
2. Northamptonshire.—Commission to Thos. lord Vaux of Harowden and Sir John Clerk, Ric. Humphrey, and Ric. Throkmarton, to make inquisition p. m. on the lands and heir of Sir Walter Mauntell. Westm., 1 June.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 32d.
3. John Tuchett lord Awdeley. To be chief forester or keeper of the chase or forest of Milche, Wilts, during the minority of Peter, son and heir of Sir Wm. Compton. Westm., 24 May 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 June.—P.S.
4. Dorothy Bustynge, of Norwich, spinster. Pardon for having, on the 13th Jan. 21 Hen. VIII., at the instigation of William Petiver, of Norwich, goldsmith, robbed the close and house of John Bustynge, at Norwich, goldsmith, of certain money and articles of value. Greenwich, 1 June 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 2 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 6.
5. Robert Whetell. To be spear or man of war on horseback of our retinue in Calais on the next vacancy. Addressed to lord Berners, deputy, Sir Edmond Haward, Knt., lord Haward, controller, and Robert Fowler, vice-treasurer there. Greenwich, 5 June 23 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
6. John Browne, Richard Bury, and Thos. Bountayn. Next presentation to the parish church of Spaxton, Somerset, Bath and Wells dioc., which belongs to the King by the minority of Helen, daughter and heir apparent of John Elys. Greenwich, 19 May 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 5 June.—P.S.
7. John Castelman, jun., of Hunspill (Somers.), husbandman. Pardon for the murder of John Clarke, chaplain. Greenwich, 1 June 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 5 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 6.
8. John Pye. Grant of the corrody in the monastery of Gloucester void by the death of Nicholas Hyde. Greenwich, 28 May 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 6 June.—P.S.
9. John Latton. Annuity of 4l. 10s. issuing from one messuage in Est Bokonton, certain lands in West Bokonton, and a twelfth part of a moiety of the manor of Gramsones (Berks), late of Edward Garrett, deceased; during the minority of Henry Garrett, kinsman and heir of the said Edward, with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Westm., 24 May 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 8 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 6.
10. Henry Norres, squire for the Body. Grant of the manor of Langham, Rutl., lately belonging to Edw. d. of Buckingham, and held by Eleanor duchess of Buckingham till her death. Westm., 25 Jan. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 June 24 Hen. VIII.— P.S.
11. Charter (without witnesses) granting to Richard Chesilden, Richard Jerlond, William Wellis, (fn. 2) Ambrose Greur, William Trigge, John Underwood, Roger Lawton, and Roger Mylier alias Wilson, tenants and inhabitants of the town of Uppingham (Rutland), their heirs and successors, two fairs yearly; viz., one on the eve and day of the Translation of St. Thomas the Martyr, and the other on the eve and day of St. Matthew. Westm., 25 May 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 12 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 6.
12. Henry Capell, John Barnes, Henry Parker, and Ric. Baynham. Pardon for having acquired without licence of Thomas Cornewall, by fine levied at Westminster in three weeks of Michaelmas 22 Hen. VIII., the manor of Fayerstede, with appurtenances in Fayerstede, Great Lyghes, Terlyng, White Notley, and Black Notley, Essex. Westm., 12 June.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6.
13. Giles Duwes. Licence to import 800 tuns of Toulouse woad and Gascon wine. Greenwich, 7 June 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 12 June.—P.S.
14. Edw. Crosseman, of Bloflenmy, merchant. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir John Bourghchyer lord Berners. Fiat signed by lord Berners. Endd. : Apud manerium Hamptoncourte, xiijo die Junii ao regni Regis Henrici Octavi Fidei Defensoris xxiijo.—P.S.
15. William Bromley, alias Blumley, alias le Bromeley, of Litleporte, Camb., clk., vicar of Litleport, alias of Chichester, Sussex, alias of Arundell, Sussex, late vicar of the college of Arundell, alias of Chesterfield, Derb., parish clerk. Pardon. Westm., 14 June.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6.
16. Nicholas Lygh. Licence to exercise by deputy the office of comptroller of customs at Southampton, to which he was appointed by patent 30 June 20 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 17 ... 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 16.
17. Sir William Pyrton. Grant of the lordship or manor of Devyles, in the lordship of Newport (South Wales), with reservations, parcel of the lands of Edward late duke of Buckingham, which Eleanor his widow held for life by virtue of an Act of 14 & 15 Hen. VIII., and which came to the King's hands on the death of the said said Eleanor. Westm., 19 June.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 34.
18. Alexander Bayce, of Edinburgh. Safe-conduct for one year, "at the special request of the king of Scots," with one ship or more, not to exceed 100 tons, laden with fish or other merchandise; with two factors or attorneys, one master steersman, and a sufficient number of mariners to fare the same; and with six other persons. Greenwich, 6 June 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 June.—P.S.
19. James Gryffyth ap Howell, of Castell Malgon, alias of the lordship of Spyttye, in the lordship of St. John (Cardigan), alias of the lordship of Emlyn (Carmarthen), alias of Llanddewibrovi, in the lordship of the bishop of St. Davids, alias of the lordship of Rustely and Cavillog in Powys lande, gent. Pardon. Westm., 20 June.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 34.
20. Inspeximus and confirmation to Robert, the prior, and the convent of Brecon, in Wales (which house is a cell of the abbey of Battle, Sussex), of charter [patent] 12 Oct. 4 Hen. VII., confirming to Thomas, the then prior, and the convent aforesaid, the following :—
i. Patent 1 June 13 Hen. VI., inspecting and confirming charter 1 May 3 Hen. V., inspecting and confirming patent 20 Feb. 13 Hen. IV., inspecting and confirming charter 16 May 15 Edw. II., inspecting and confirming :—
1. Charter 20 May 54 Hen. III., inspecting and confirming under a new seal, with additional privileges, charter 10 July 37 Hen. III., being a grant of privileges to the church of St. Martin, Battle.
2. A charter of Bernard de Novo Mercato, granting the church which he had dedicated to St. John the Evangelist, at his castle in Brecon, in Wales, with certain lands, &c., to the said church of St. Martin, Battle.
3. Various charters of Roger, formerly earl of Hereford, and others.
ii. Patent 1 June 8 Edw. II., being a constat and exemplification of a writ, dated 12 Jan. 20 Edw. I., commanding John Gyffard, constable of Buelt Castle, to rectify matters complained of by the prior and convent of Brecon, touching their liberties.
iii. Patent 7 Jan. 24 Hen. VI., being a grant of exemptions to the prior and convent of the said church. Westm., 20 June. —Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 18-21.
21. Wm. lord Howard and Katherine his wife, one of the ds. and hs. of John Broughton, late of Cheneys, Bucks, and Anne, another d. of John Broughton. Licence to hold a market every Saturday at Todyngton, Beds., and fairs for two days each, at Bartholomewtide and St. Katharine's Day. Hampton Court, 18 June 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 June.—P.S.
22. Thomas Kechyn, of Stokewell (Surrey), alias of London, yeoman, alias serving man. Pardon for the death of Richard ap Yevan ap Jenken. Westm., 21 June.— Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6.
23. Richard Wyldon, of Brandesby, in the North Riding of Yorksh. Pardon for having, along with Thomas Dalaryver, of Brandesby, Thomas Slater, of York, miller, Ralph Wyldon, of Brandesby, yeoman, Henry Tynkarde, of the same, yeoman, and Thomas Bell, of Brafferton, Yorks., yeoman, and other disturbers of peace, arrayed in warlike fashion, assaulted John Barton and William Wyldon, and others his servants, in a street called Aldewarde, in the city of York, 4 Aug. 22 Hen. VIII., and mortally wounded the said William Wyldon, so that he died on the 10 Sept. following, at Whenby, in the North Riding of Yorkshire; as found by inquisition, taken at Whenby, 11 Sept. 22 Hen. VIII., before Robert Lounde, one of the coroners in co. York. Greenwich, 4 June 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 June.— P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.
24. John More and Anne his wife, d. and h. of Edward Grisacre. Licence of entry, without proof of age, &c., on all the possessions of the said Edward in England, Wales, Calais, and the marches thereof. Hampton Court, 17 June 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.
25. Thos. Robertz, of London. Exemption from being made escheator of Kent, Middx., or any other county. Hampton Court, 18 June 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 June.—P.S.
26. Thomas Hennage, one of the gentlemen of the King's privy chamber, and Katharine his wife. Grant in survivorship of the lordships or manors of Estington and Alkerton, Glouc., late of Edward duke of Buckingham attainted, and now in the King's hands by the death of Eleanor duchess of Buckingham, who held the same by virtue of the Act 14 & 15 Hen. VIII.; the reversion of the site of the said manor of Estington, on the expiration of a lease thereof granted to Walter Osburne by patent 3 Mar. 22 Hen. VIII. for the term of 21 years, a the annual rent of 11l., and 12d. of increase; the said annual rent of 11l. 12d. during the running of the lease; and the lands and tenements called Barries, in the lordship of Thornebury and manor of Avelston, Glouc., which lands and tenements are members or parcels of the lordships or manors of Estington and Alkerton, except a messuage and a parcel of land called a "forundell of lond" in Fromelond, in the lordship of Estyngton, and a ferry on the water of the Severn at Fromelond, called Fromeland passage, which were granted for 40 years to Ambrose Skelton, servant to Henry duke of Richmond and Somerset, by patent 16 Feb. 22 Hen. VIII., and with further reservations. Greenwich, 27 May 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 5.
(2.) Draft of the patent in R.O.
27. Richard Bovell, laborer, of Mylnholme, Norf. Pardon for having, along with Ranald Bovell his father, broken into the close of Ric. Thwyng at Rolsey, York (East Riding), and carried off a horse of the said Ric. Westm., 23 June.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6.
28. Bronus Rogerson, shoemaker, a native of Clyveland. Denization. Greenwich, 31 May 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 June. —P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 5.
29. Robert Hogan, master pro ore in the King's kitchen. Grant, in reversion, of the offices of one of the walking foresters of Galtresse forest, and one of the riding foresters in the same; vice Roger Cholmeley, usher of the King's chamber; with 4d. a day. Hampton Court, 18 June 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 June. — P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 7.
30. John Pen, one of the grooms of the King's privy chamber. Grant of a corrody in the monastery of Tame, vice Luke Langland, deceased, and to enjoy the same in as full and ample manner as the said Luke, or one John Waleston, or any other, hath heretofore. Greenwich, 27 May 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 June.—P.S.
31. Andrew Trace, minister of the King's chapel. Presentation to the rectory of North Todworth, Salisbury dioc., void by death of John Kitley. Hampton Court, 18 June 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 June.— P.S.
32. George Roll. Annuity of 10s. out of the issues of the lands and tenements in Wynford, Devon, late of John Whytyng, deceased, during the minority of Elizabeth Whytyng, one of the ds. and hs. of the said John; with the wardship and marriage of the said Elizabeth. Greenwich, 19 May 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 June.— P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
33. Nicholas Fetherstonhaugh. Custody of the tenements called Bewdeley, in the parish of Stannop, in the bishopric of Durham, late of John Fetherstonhaugh, deceased, during the minority of Michael Fetherstonhaugh his s. and h., the said John having held of William Parre, the King's ward; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Greenwich, 19 May 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
34. Marion Meryall, late of Southwark, spinster. Pardon for stealing a gold coin worth 3l. from Alan Halt, at Southwark, on 20 June 22 Hen. VIII. Hampton Court, 22 June 23 Hen. VIII.—Del. Westm., 26 June.—P.S.
35. Sir Ralph Ayldercare, jun. Custody of the lands of Robt. Coxwell, deceased, in Yorkshire, and wardship and marriage of Henry, his son and heir. Hampton Court, 15 June 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 June.—P.S.
36. Commission of Sewers. Kent :—Sir Edw. Guldeford, Sir Thos. Cheyne, Sir Will. Hawte, Sir Will. Fynche, Chr. Hales, John Hales, Will. Kempe, Will. Rooper, John Crowmer, Will. Draper, John Boys, James Dygges, Edw. Thwaytes, and Hen. See, for the district from Magna Charte to Assheforth, thence to Godmersham, Chilham, Chertham, Canterbury, Story, Fordich, Stodmersshe, Wykham Brux, Preston, Sturmode, Asshe, and Standisshe, and from the town of Brigge to Sandwich. Westm., 26 June.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
37. John Wynter, beer brewer, alias yeoman, of Bristol. Protection; going in the retinue of Sir John Bourghchier lord Berners. Fiat signed by lord Berners. Endd. : Apud Hamptoncorte vicesimo septimo die Junii anno R. R. H. Oct. xxiijcio —P.S.
38. Inspeximus and innotescimus of the following documents, viz. :—I. An indenture of covenant between John Tuchet lord Audeley on the one part, and Sir Richard Darrell on the other, made 25 October 20 Edw. IV., setting forth the following agreement, viz. : That the said lord Audeley should cause James Tuchet, his son and heir apparent, to take to wife Margaret, daughter and heir of the said Sir Richard Darrell, before Christmas next ensuing, and that Sir Richard should cause the said Margaret to take the same James as her husband in like manner; that the said Sir Richard should pay to the said lord Audeley 1,000l. at the marriage, and enfeoff certain persons named by the said lord Audeley, of the manor of Wade, Hants, and purchase other lands to the annual value of 100 marks, to the use of the said James and Margaret and to the heirs of their bodies, with remainder in default of issue to the heirs of the said James for ever; that the said lord Audeley by his deed should enfeoff Edmund Audeley bishop of Rochester, James App Owen, Hugh Eggerton, Jn. Frankewell and Peter Alyownson of the lordships of Audeley, Beteley, Heley, Chesterton, Tunstall, Horton, and Norton, Staff., and of the manors of Marketon and Aulstonsfeld, Derby, Netherstowey, Dounend, Puryton, Wollavyngton, Stoke-lond, Lovell, Crandon, and Honyber, and a messuage and 40 acres of land in Wolwardyston, Somers., with the manor of Westraddon in Kylmyton, Devon, to the use of the said James and Margaret, and of the heirs of their bodies, with remainder to the right heirs of the said lord Audeley for ever. II. A charter of John Touchet lord Audeley, dated 20 Nov. 21 Edw. IV., granting to Edmund Audeley bishop of Rochester, James App Owen, Hugh Eggerton, John Frankewell, and Peter Alyownson, the manors of Audeley, Chesterton, Beteley, Heley, Tunstall, Horton, and Norton, Staff., Merketon and Austonsfeld, Derby, Nether Stowey, Dounend, Puryton, Wollavyngton, Stokeland, Lovell, Crandon, and Honyber, and one messuage and 40 acres of land in Wolwardiston, Somers., and the manor of Westraddon and Kylmyton, Devon, to hold to the said Edmund Audeley, &c., their heirs and assigns for ever. The said lord Audeley constitutes John Totton and Thomas Cobbe his attorneys. Westm., 28 June.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 17.
39. Emerus Tuckfylde. Presentation to the parish church of Hington, Salisb. dioc., void by death. Westm., 29 June 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., same day.— P.S.
40. Nicholas Tarelton. Presentation to the perpetual vicarage of Fritwell, Linc. dioc., void by the death of Rob. Aneld, and at the King's disposal by the suppression of the priory of St. Frideswide, Oxford. Westm., 28 June 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 June.—P.S.
41. William lord Grey of Wilton. Grant of the office of lieutenant of Hampnes Castle, in Picardy, with the number of soldiers under him, and fees specified in certain indentures between the King and the said William, dated 6 April 22 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 16 May 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 June.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 7.
42. Staple of Boston. Assent to the election of Robert Tomlynson as mayor, and Christopher Newcomen and Robert Cony as constables. Westm., 30 June. — Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 15.


  • 1. A copy will be found in the Rymer Transcripts in Brit. Mus. Add. MS. 4,622, f. 161. The original, however, was mutilated even when that copy was made.
  • 2. Also John Wellys in P.S.