Henry VIII: November 1531, 1-30

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November 1531, 1-30

1 Nov.
R. O.
507. Peter De Bardis to Cromwell.
Petition respecting a cargo of rosin deposited by John de Bardis, merchant of Toulouse, with John (corrected, Andrew) Mores, from whom it was stolen by Thos. Pierpoint, who refused to pay or make restitution.
This petition was first addressed to Wolsey, and corrected as to the King. At the bottom, in the hand of De Bardis, is a statement that it was presented to the King many years ago, who gave orders to that knave (impio illi) and big-bellied doctor, Wolman, to do justice in the case; and though they were frequently with him, and Pierpoint was condemned to death, Wolman deserved worse. If it is to be settled before such a tribunal, they will have to sit "in cathedra pestilenti" for ever. The value of the rosin is 500l., and the robbery was committed 10 years ago. London, 1 Nov. 1531. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
1 Nov.
R. O.
508. Monastery of St. Albans.
Grant by Robert abbot of St. Alban's and the convent to Henry VIII. of the manors, &c. of the More, Asshelesse, Batheworth, Brightwell, and Estburie, Herts, Bucks, and Midd. 1 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII.
1 Nov. 509. Eton College.
Bargain and sale made by the provost of Eton to Henry VIII. of the hospital of St. James, near Westminster. Fine seal.
3 Nov.
R. O.
510. Ric. late Abbot Of Winchcombe to Cromwell.
Asks him not to impute his neglect of writing to obliviousness or negligence, but to his great age and sickness. Intends to supply by hearty prayer for his welfare the omission of his duty in writing. The increase of Cromwell's honor and authority, of which he daily hears, is more to his comfort than he can express. Desires credence for the cellerar. Cromwell's labours and kindness will be considered by the abbot and convent. Winchcombe, 3 Nov.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. : Master Thos. Cromwell, councillor to the King.
4 Nov.
Add. MS. 15,387, f. 243. B. M. Theiner, p. 598. Pocock, II. 141.
511. Henry VIII. to Clement VII.
Recalling William Benet. Greenwich, 4 Nov. 1531.
Lat., modern copy.
4 Nov.
Vienna Archives.
512. Chapuys to Charles V.
Your letters of the 13 Oct., owing to the difficulty of the passage from Calais, only arrived on the 27th. I immediately informed the Queen of their receipt, sending her the copy of the articles on which she required to take advice with her council. The Queen was on the point of departure to a house (fn. 1) belonging to the abbey of St. Alban's, where the King has ordered her to reside for some time. On her arrival there she sent back the articles, remitting herself wholly to me for the answer, as she understood nothing about it, and had no professional adviser about her, and the bishops who were appointed to her as councillors at the beginning of her procez ventillant have refused to meddle with her cause since the evocation. I have therefore done my best to get information for the proof of the wars, or suspicion thereof, of which mention is made in the said articles, but I have found no one who can give me any certainty. I am writing about it to May, giving him my opinion, which Granvelle can explain to you, and also touching the production of the original brief, as I have sent the letters to May open, for him to correct. As to the first process, which was the most important point of May's demands, I have long since seen to it, not without great trouble and difficulty, and I doubt not your Majesty has already sent it to him.
I have lately learned on good authority that Bayonne was here for those causes of which I informed your Majesty in my last. The exequies of the regent of France were celebrated on the day I wrote, and the King was present at them in robe of blue velvet, which is the royal mourning here, followed by 24 lords in long black robes. The solemnity took place at a castle 10 miles hence, and there was a general commemoration in the churches of this city, as at the death of the Emperor Maximilian and of Lewis XII. The Princess will leave Richmond on Monday for a castle of the bishop of Winchester, 40 miles off, I think only for change of air, although some say the Lady has procured it.
I have followed your Majesty's instructions as to speaking and replying about the interview which was treated of, and the enterprise of the king of Denmark. A courier arrived here yesterday from Rome, and has been sent back with all diligence. I think he only came about the payment for the two bishoprics, for which they demanded great sums at Rome, but at last have reduced it to 20,000 ducats. He also came to procure letters from the King in favor of the Auditor of the chamber, who, not being able to obtain the hat, wished, by the King's intercession, to get some office which the Cardinal Sanctorum Quatuor held. The King has written in his favor. London, 4 Nov.
Fr., modern copy, pp. 3.
6 Nov.
Simancas MS.
513. Katharine Of Arragon to Charles V.
My tribulations are so great, my life so disturbed by the plans daily invented to further the King's wicked intention, the surprises which the King gives me, with certain persons of his Council, are so mortal, and my treatment is what God knows, that it is enough to shorten ten lives, much more mine. As far as concerns this business, I have offended neither God nor the King, to whom I have always shown obedience as a true wife, and sometimes more so in this affair than my conscience approved of. Yet they treat me in such a manner that I do not know what to do, except to complain to God and your Majesty, with whom my remedy lies, and to beg you to cause the Pope to make such a speedy end of the matter as my truth merits. I pray God to pardon the Pope for his delay. In this world I will confess myself to be the King's true wife, and in the next they will know how unreasonably I am afflicted.
Your Majesty's ambassador here sent me certain articles from Rome for my council to see. I take no advice but that of your Majesty and your Ambassador, who gives me much encouragement, telling me of the victory my truth deserves, and your Majesty's grief at the delay, and your urgency with the Pope to do justice. He shows himself a learned man when there is necessity, and some of my council say that your Majesty could not have sent a better person. As my council are afraid to speak, the duty of answering rests with him, and I can find no other remedy, and this seems to me more certain and secure. Until the sentence comes with what will put out this fire, your Majesty must say, among persons who can carry the news hither, how much you feel my troubles, and how surprised you are at my treatment by the King, with anything else you may think right, for the Pope's delay makes many persons lukewarm in the matter. They (her adversaries) deter those who would speak the truth, and give so much to those who favor themselves that they come like hawks to the lure. If your Majesty speak thus, it will animate those who wish me well, and show them that there is some one who grieves at my troubles.
The Ambassador's letters will give fuller information. He shows the greatest diligence in this and other matters. Mur, 6 Nov.
Endd. : A sa Majestad, de la reyna de Inglaterra, vj. de Novembre de 1531.
Sp., pp. 4, modern copy.
6 Nov.
R. O.
514. Thomas Godsalve to Cromwell.
Excuse my long absence. I desired my cousin, Edw. North, to make my excuses. I thank you for your goodness to him and to John Godsalve. I trust my cousin Edw. has moved you concerning my composition. I send you half a dozen swans of my wife's feeding. Norwich, 6 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Master Thomas Cromwell, councillor, &c. at London. Endd.
6 Nov. 515. Parliament.
Commission for proroguing Parliament. See Grants in November, No. 6.
6 Nov.
Add. MS. 28,584, f. 30. B. M.
516. Mai to Cobos.
In the English cause they make me mad. They pass us on from one audience to another. I have been continually busy about the legal allegations (de dreccho), and in soliciting them, but I do not make much progress. It would be well if the letter I mentioned to the Emperor were sent to me.
Most of the compulsorias have come from Spain. I am told they have come opportunely. I must have the original process in England, for which I have asked so often, and it would be well to send the brief also by the first safe messenger. Rome, 6 Nov. 1531.
Sp., pp. 2, modern extract.
6 Nov.
Add. MS. 28,584, f. 25. B. M.
517. Dr. Ortiz to Charles V.
"The king of England has sent a letter to his Ambassador, which he intended to be accepted by the Pope as his power and credentials. The letter contained invectives against the Holy Father. The king of England has made many enemies by this insolence.
As soon as the vacancies (vacation) were over, the divorce case of the queen of England was treated with great industry. The objections of the English will be refuted and put aside.
The cardinal of Santiago de Compostella has sent some depositions of witnesses, according to the orders given from Rome, and some opinions of learned men on the divorce cause. The most remarkable, as well in form as in substance, are those of the archdeacon of Toledo and of the schoolmaster of Salamanca. Rome, 6 Nov. 1531."
English abstract from the original at Simancas.
7 Nov.
Add. MS. 28,584, f. 26. B. M.
518. Dr. Ortiz to the Empress.
Sent with his last a copy of the letter of the king of England to his Ambassador, which they wished to use as a commission. He (the Ambassador) treated the Pope very disrespectfully, and has irritated some by it. We are now trying to move the impediment proposed by the King for not trying the case here.
Shall be glad when they come to the principal point.
The cardinal of Compostella has sent certain compulsoriales, which have been executed, and some treatises written in the Queen's favor, of which those written by the archdeacon of Toledo and the schoolmaster of Salamanca are worthy of praise.
I rejoiced to hear of the victory over the six heretic cantons of Germany, in which the heresiarch Zuingli, who held the abominable error of Viclepho (Wycliffe) was killed. Hears from his brother that there is danger of losing his salary. Begs the Empress to see to this. Rome, 7 Nov. 1531.
Sp., pp. 4, modern copy.
7 Nov.
Add. MS. 28,584, f. 28. B. M.
519. Cardinal Of Ravenna to Charles V.
The Emperor will have heard from Mai the Cardinal's progress in the affair of Scotland, and that Thos. Erskine has written to him in the name of the Scotch king. Has good hopes of the business being quickly concluded. Thinks the King will accept the proposal willingly, and cause it to be settled at the Emperor's court (appresso V. M. Cs.).
There is a slight difficulty about a contract with the French king, which he hopes shortly to remove. Mai will write more fully. Rome, 7 Nov. 1531.
Ital., pp. 2, modern copy.
7 Nov.
R. O. St. P. VII. 328.
520. Benet to Henry VIII.
Has nothing to write but what is in our common letter and in Karne's letter. Karne has acquitted himself like a clerk, as the King will see by his book sent herewith. Looks daily for the King's pleasure about his return. Rome, 7 Nov. 1531.
Draft in Benet's hand.
8 Nov.
R. O.
521. Duke Of Suffolk to Cromwell.
Thanks him for his past kindness, and desires its continuance. Asks him from time to time to tell the news to the bearer, his treasurer, who will advertise him thereof. My manor of Westhrope, 8 Nov. Signed.
.1. Add. : To Master Cromwell. Endd.
9 Nov.
R. O. Foxe, IV. App. IV.
522. Martyrdom Of Bilney.
Deposition of John Curatt, of Norwich, 9 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII.
Being sworn by the Lord Chancellor, he says, that being desirous to see Thos. Bilney the day he was to die, he heard mass at the chapel of the prison where Bilney was. Told Bilney he was glad to see him so penitent. While talking with him, Dr. Pellis and Dr. Warner came in, took Bilney to the altar, and there talked secretly with him. Shortly after this Bilney gave Pellis books which he had written in prison. Edward Rede, then being mayor, desired to see them; and when they were given to him said that he would keep them, as Bilney wrote them after being delivered to the lay power; and he still detains them. While Rede and other aldermen were talking with Bilney, Curatt moved Dr. Pellis to exhort Bilney to publish at the place of execution the errors which he had held. Pellis answered that he should see what he had done, and plucked out of his bosom a bill containing a revocation of certain errors, which he said he had shown Bilney. At the execution Rede sent for Curatt and other to go with him. Stood close to Bilney, and could hear every word he said. In his revocation of his opinions, he said he knew that he erred when he preached against fasting, bringing in the history of Judith and other authorities of Scripture. He then came to the stake. Pellis handed him the bill which he had shown to Curatt in the chapel, saying, "Thomas, here is a bill; ye know it well enough." "Ye say truly, Mr. Doctor," said Bilney. He then read the bill, which Curatt heard, except the end, being forced to stoop to amend his shoe, but Bilney read it all out. Pellis had the bill again. Stood by Bilney as long as he lived. On the Sunday after Michaelmas, after dinner, Rede summoned Curatt and others present at the burning to assemble in the council-house. He told them that he was shortly going up to the Parliament, and expected inquiry concerning Bilney's death, and therefore desired a testimonial of the truth, signed by them all, and sealed with the town seal. He desired every man to write what he knew, and read to them an account written by himself, of which Curatt approved, except there was no mention of his reading any bill of revocation delivered to him by Dr. Pellis. The mayor was very angry at this, and told Curatt he was a false man, not worthy to come into an honest company; said a testimonial should be made whatever he said; ordered him to appear the next Wednesday to account for the money bequeathed by Mr. Tyre, and threatened to put him in prison till that day. When he did appear, nothing was laid against him. Signed by Curatt.
The Mayor would never again call him to council touching making any testimonial about this matter.
Pp. 8. Endd.
10 Nov.
Add. MS. 28,584, f. 31. B. M.
523. Mai to Charles V.
On account of the distance of Scotland, and the difficuly of sending letters, the reply to what your Majesty ordered me to say to the cardinal of Ravenna has been delayed. The Cardinal approves of the negotiations being conducted there, and the King has consulted with him on this point. He will send ambassadors to you immediately. The Cardinal writes to you and to the Scotch secretary. The only difficulty is that Albany promised the King, when young, that he should marry a daughter of the king of France; but they write that they do not consider it of any moment, as there was no real obligation, as she was under age, and though she has been several times demanded, the King always replied that she was not fit to marry (no era para cassar). Rome, 10 Nov. 1531.
Sp., pp. 2, modern copy.
10 Nov.
Add. MS. 28,584, f. 32. B. M.
524. Mai to Charles V.
"The Pope told him that Tarbes left no copies of the letters which the duke of Saxony, the Landgrave, and others had written to the king of France, and to which the letters which lately have been sent to the Pope contain the answer. Has, nevertheless, learned that Tarbes left copies. Will try to procure them.
"Has been informed in secret that in the matrimonial cause of England the article which of late has been discussed has been decided in favor of the Queen. The cardinal Cajetano has rendered good services by writing in favor of the Queen."
"Superscribed : From Micer Mai, 10 Nov. Endd. : Answered in Brussels 27 Nov. 1531."
Modern abstract from original at Simancas.
Ib., f. 33. 2. Modern copy of the same letter.
Sp., pp. 7.
10 Nov.
Simancas MS.
525. Cardinal Of Osma to the Comendador Mayor.
Seor Luys Gomes, auditor of the Rota, is a man of learning and rectitude. He has done what he could in the cause of England. The day before yesterday, on leaving the Rota, he told me of what had passed their that morning; that after some debate the excusator of the king of England had been refused unless he produced a power from the King to stand to a trial. This is not published, as it has to pass the Consistory, but it is a very good thing it has been passed by the Rota, as the Cardinals will follow the Rota. The Auditor deserves to be remembered. I am surprised that no news has come of what we sent to ask from Castile, as it is a matter of importance. I do not know whether there has been any negligence.
Sp., p. 1, modern copy. Headed : Copia de un postdata de carta autografa del cardenal de Osma al Comendador Mayor, fecha en Roma a 10 Nov. 1531 (segun la carpeta.)
10 Nov.
R. O.
526. The Princess Mary.
Warrant to lord Windsor, master of the great Wardrobe, to deliver to Simon Burton, servant to the Princess, 10 yds. black camlet for a gown, with 2 yds. black velvet for lining, as much black bugge as shall suffice to fur it; 6 yards black damask for a jacket, with 2 yds. black velvet to guard it, and 5 yds. black frise to line it; 2 yds. black satin for a doublet, 2 yds. black velvet for another doublet, and 5 yds. white fustian for lining the said doublets. Greenwich, 10 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Signed at top.
10 Nov.
R. O.
527. George Throkmorton to Cromwell.
I hear from Kenelm Throkmorton that you are displeased with me for lady Spenser's matter, but I have performed all the promises I made to you. I send a copy of my answer to her request to me to seal a traverse against the King, and to sign and seal a letter to the Lord Chancellor, requesting him to further it; which I refused, and prevented Sir John Clerke from executing it. When the writing went from me there was no man's hand to it but Ric. Knyghtley's and Andrew's. When the office was sitten upon for the King, I neither spake nor did anything to hinder it. If I had, I might perhaps have stayed it. I have had a hard fortune. Having done everything for the best, it has turned to the worst. I ask you to speak with me before believing my enemy. Coughton, 10 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To, &c., Mr. Cromwell, one of the King's most honorable Council. Endd.
10 Nov.
Add. MS. 30,145, f. 84. B. M.
528. Sir John Towneley.
Grant by Henry VIII. to Sir John Towneley of the office of sheriff of the county Palatine of Lancaster. Lancaster, 10 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Modern copy.
There are copies of private deeds, marriage settlements, &c. of the Townley family in this volume about the same date, f. 86 to 115, 124.
12 Nov.
R. O.
529. Johannes Halius to Starkey.
Thanks him for his letter, and, in reply to his inquiries, says his condition is such that he would like to exchange as soon as possible. Wrote to him lately two letters eodem exemplo, expressing a wish to leave Wells, and spend the rest of his life at Warwick. "And because Mr. Wilson showed to Mr. Poyngis (Poinz) that he had a benefice nigh Warwick that he would resign for some other thing, I writ to you to cause Master Dean to do what he could in the matter;" which he still urges, being able to live on what he has at Warwick alone, but anxious to have assistance "to set forward a scholar or twain, and also ut haberem quo profugerem quoties societas sceleratorum me cepisset Warwici. I pray you, when Mr. Bulcum sends his servant unto these parts, let me be certified by your letter what will be done; if he will permute he shall have my prebend of Wellis and my benefice for his benefice." Thinks he would rather remain in some safe place in his own country than cross the sea. Has promised Mr. Lorymer and Mr. Antony Poyngis to come to London at Easter "to see Mr. Dean, and bid both him and other my friends farewell for ever, seeing them again at London." Finding the infirmities of age increase, he wishes to prescribe a place for his death, as he cannot command the time. Wells, pridie idus Novembris.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : "Amico charissimo Thom Starkeio."

R. O.
530. John Haly to Starkey.
Thanks him for his kind letter, and for his diligence "in my matter concerning Mr. Dr. Wilson," who demands in exchange for his benefice both the writer's prebend and a pension. This the writer thinks unreasonable, as his own prebend, on which he is resident the half year, is double the value of the other's benefice; and the latter, besides the cure of souls, imposes on the incumbent the duty of making Court sermons. Will, therefore, go no further, unless the other consent to take one of his prebends and his benefice in exchange for his own benefice. Cannot come to London before Easter, but trusts shortly after to see Starkey and Mr. Dean. Begs to be commended to his old companion John Walker.
P.S.After Easter means to visit Walsingham and Cambridge, and so to return to Warwickshire; "and if ye have any journey that ways, prepare yourself against that time."
Hol., p. 1. Add. : "Amico charissimo Thom Starkeio."
13 Nov.
Stowe's Survey, V. I. p. 723.
531. Henry VIII. and Katharine.
At a feast of serjeants-at-law, which extended over five days at Ely House, from Friday the 10th till Tuesday following, on Monday the 13th the King and queen Catharine dined there, but in two chambers.
[14 Nov.] (fn. 2)
Titus,B.I.368. B. M.
532. S. Vaughan to Cromwell.
Hears from Whalley that Cromwell marvels he has not written since he came into these parts. Wrote to him within eight hours after coming to Antwerp, by Richardson, a tallow-chandler of London, and sent him certain books, one of Dr. Barnys' making, and the other of the German's making. Wonders Cromwell has not had them. Richardson left on Oct. 24. The second day after that wrote by an English scholar of Lovayn, who departed immediately, concerning the departure of the king of Denmark and his navy, and the importation of grain, butter, cheese, beer, and billets from England, notwithstanding the King's orders. The third day after wrote by a post of the gathering of men in these parts by the Emperor, of a conflict in Switzerland between the Lutherans and the Catholics, and of other things which he does not remember, as he keeps no copy. Did not write after this, as there was nothing worth writing, and he waited for an answer from Cromwell. Sent Barnys' book to be specially presented to the King. Begs him to inquire about it. Lest it has not been delivered by some fear of the bearer's to have blame therefor, sends another, which, if the first has been received, he wishes given in his name to the Lord Chancellor. The Emperor will shortly leave Brussels for Tournay, where they make costly provision to receive him. Asks what George Constentyn has declared against him before the Lord Chancellor. He can declare nothing true to hurt Vaughan. Perhaps he declared that Vaughan spake with Tyndall; if so, it is only what Vaughan has himself informed the King of. Perhaps he declared that Vaughan tried to get Tyndall to come to England with a safe-conduct. This also he has already signified to the King. Cares not for anything he has said, if true; if not, veritas liberabit. Wishes Cromwell to write whether he has received the previous letters. The bailiff of Harwich has a hoy in Zealand, laden with beans from England; and one Miller of Lynne had lately two ships laden with grain. There is no news here; if there is any in the Court, supposes that Cromwell will get it through other men.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. : To his right worshipful master, Master Thomas Crumwell, in London.
14 Nov.
R. O.
533. S. Vaughan to Cromwell.
I sent you a letter, dated the day before this, by a servant of Edw. Darmer, haberdasher, dwelling in Bread Street. But as I was certified by Whalley that you have received no letters from me since my departure, though I sent you four, I now send you a book of Dr. Barnes' making, if you received not another copy, which I sent you the morrow after my arrival at Antwerp from London, by Richardson, a tallow-chandler, dwelling in Thames Street. I suppose he dare not deliver it; or else, to pick a thank, delivered it to the duke of Norfolk, having other letters for the Duke from one Barlow, late chaplain to my lord of Wiltshire. I beg you will deliver Barnes' book to the King in my name. If the King has already received it, he has also received my letter to you, bound therewith. Let me know how the matter came to pass; for I am much grieved that you did not receive my letters, as there were many things in them to be known by the King. If you get my book by Richardson, give this other copy to the Lord Chancellor. I also send you another book put out by Will. Tyndall, being an exposition of the First Epistle of John. Pray deliver it to the King from me, and that he may by your discreet wisdom be advertised of my letters to you, and not suspect me of negligence. I wish the thoughts of my heart towards his honor could be seen by him. Then should he perceive, whatever the malice of others may report, that I am his true subject, and though I am weak to look upon, nothing should stir my mind to the contrary. If any are flatterers of their prince, whose image in earth signifies the image and power of God, God shall utterly destroy them. If it is a sin to be an evil counsellor to one man, how much more to a prince who governs a realm. Look well upon Dr. Barnes's book. It is such a piece of work as I have not yet seen any like it. I think he shall seal it with his blood.
The Flemings, angered with the King's great matter, spit out blasphemies everywhere. Antwerp, 14 Nov. 1531.
The bailiff of Harwich has a hoy in Zealand, laden with beans out of England; and one Myller, of Lynne, has two ships laden with barley.
P.S.How good a deed should you do to help Dr. Barnes to declare the opinion of his book before the King, that men might be suffered to hold them for good. The common people have never been so much moved to give credence to any work before this in the English tongue as they will be by this, because he proves his learning by Scripture, the doctors, and the Pope's law. If it be true that he writeth, as it is not in my judgment to know, albeit I rather think nay than yea, no prince being ever so mighty can destroy it. If it be false, God shall both destroy it and the maker of it. Men's errors, in my poor judgment, should henceforth cease, if it would please the King to have this man examined before himself and the world, thus showing himself seriously to regard the truth of God's Word. Behold the signs of the world, which be wondrous.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. : Right worshipful,within the gate of Friars Augustines in London.
14 Nov.
Add. MS. 28,584, f. 38. B. M.
534. Muxetula to Charles V.
On asking the Pope whether he had heard anything of importance from France, he said the Ambassadors had told him a lie as usual, that he had no letters because the King had sent the bishop of Bayonne to England and Spain, and that the Emperor was daily urging the interview.
The Pope has seen the letters written by the kings of England and France to the Lutherans, in which they encourage them to obtain a Council such as that sect wishes, and not a General Council. He wishes to have copies of them. His intention of raising money for an army for the defence of Italy against the Lutherans. Rome, 14 Nov. 1531.
Sp., pp. 4. Modern copy.

MS. L. 1. f. 23. Coll. of Arms.
535. Scotland.
Credence by James V. to Thomas Scot, (fn. 3) to be shown to the king of England. 1. Is to remind him what efforts James has made to punish breakers of the peace, as Henry himself thankfully acknowledged by Carlisle herald; and how, after many writings on both sides, James had sent commissioners first, as Henry desired, to the West Borders, although it was believed by divers Englishmen that beginning on the West and Middle Marches would occasion such delay as might provoke a rupture. 2. He shall then complain of the ill-advised minds of the English wardens towards the conservation of peace. James's lieges of Canaby complain of outrages committed by lord Dacres and those under him. The English commissioners at Carlisle allege the town and land of Caniby to be debateable; but nothing is clearer than that it has long belonged to the kings of Scotland; and it was shown that about thirty-eight years ago, in James IV.'s time, redress was made to the inhabitants by England; nor was there ever a doubt on the subject till it suited Dacre's convenience to excuse his outrages by declaring the land debateable. 3. On this frivolous pretext a recess was made by the commissioners, the form and manner of which Scot shall explain, as he was one of those on James's side. 4. Immediately after his recess, Maxwell, in accordance with James's command, offered sufficient pledges; but the English warden "foranenste" refused to give any, except that Sir Chr. Darcy (fn. 4) said he would give a servant of his. 5. Since the recess outrages have been committed on the Marches, especially on the East Borders, by those in Cornwayll (Cornhill); and divers Scotch merchants returning from Flanders, who, to save their lives, came in a ship of England, are kept prisoners at Anwycke. Nevertheless, James has expressed, in letters to Henry, by his servant Miles Forest, his own determination to preserve amity. 6. James has already sent by Scot a special article, excusing his not sending ambassadors according to the last peace, and has received Henry's answer by Carlisle herald. He fully intends to fulfil the article, but must first put in order all parts of his realm, especially Liddesdale, where his lieges have rebelled, encouraged by Englishmen. 7. Requests that Henry, to prevent a rupture, will choose commissioners to come and proceed further for redress.
Copy, pp. 5. The spelling very corrupt.
15 Nov. Calig. B. VII.
161. B. M. St. P. IV. 576.
536. Henry VIII. to James V.
In reply to James's letter (No. 480), Henry is glad of the arrival of Thos. Scott, as James has so frequently, in letters sounding to the best purpose, accused the English wardens of creating misunderstandings. It appears plainly by the testimony of all the commissioners examined in Thos. Scott's presence that the English officers were not to blame. The earl of Northumberland was absent, and lord Dacres was quite exculpated by the whole of the commissioners, who were no wise partial to him.
Draft by Wriothesley. Endd. : A minute of the King's highness to the king of Scots, 15.9.1531.
Ib. f. 159. 2. Earlier draft of the same. Endd. by Wriothesley.

MS L. 1. f. 24. Coll. of Arms.
537. Scotland.
Answer to be made by Carlisle herald, in the King's name, to the king of Scots' credence declared in writing by Thomas Scot.
1. Has examined James's complaints of non-redress in presence of Thomas Scot, and finds the matter to be of another sort than it was reported to James.
2. Dacre and Sir Christopher are discharged of all blame. The question of Canaby was not moved first by them. In proof that it is debateable they say that an annual rent is yearly paid out of Canaby to Carlisle Castle, and the inhabitants have free access to the market and town of Carlisle. Old men are of opinion that it is debateable; and the same is proved by an ancient record, a copy of which has been delivered to Carlisle, the original having been shown to Thomas Scot. The indenture of restitution to the prior of Canaby, made 38 years ago, contains a proviso which proves the contrary of what James alleges, for it shows that when restitution was made the Debateable Grounds were in contention. The restitution was only for goods taken by the prior, and carried three miles within Scotch ground. Moreover, the depositions state that the demand of restitution by lord Maxwell was for burning a ground called Holehowse, which was no parcel of Canaby,the former lying in the barony of Brounkalowe, and the latter in that of Kurkanders. 3. Henry has taken the affirmations of his commissioners concerning the recess, in presence of Thomas Scot, and thinks it was so favorable to the Scots that if James had known it, he would have wondered how his commissioners could have refused it. The English offered to suspend as many bills of England as would countervail those put in for Canaby, until that matter was determined by special commissioners. This offer the Scots rejected, although every provision was made to guard James's rights, if he had any. 4. It appears by letters from lord Dacres that pledges have been exchanged, so that difficulty appears to have been got over. 5. If any such enormities have taken place in Cornwayll (Cornhill), as in detaining the merchants of Scotland, justice shall be administered. 6. It rests with James to determine when he will send ambassadors. The King cannot forego his title to Canaby, but is content to send new commissioners to meet those of James to discuss the right, if meanwhile redress be given in other matters. 7. James may rest assured that Henry treats him as a perfect friend in speaking so plainly, and will not give easy credence to his unfriends.
Copy, pp. 6.
Calig. B. VII. 185. B. M. St. P. IV. 578. 2. Draft of Carlisle's instructions on the same occasion, acknowledging James's efforts for the punishment of transgressors, and explaining circumstantially how the dispute about Cannaby arose, &c. (This document seems to be an earlier draft of the same general purport as the preceding, but varying considerably in details, except as regards articles 5 and 6.)
In Wriothesley's hand. Headed : Answer.
MS. L. 1. f.16. Coll. of Arms. 3. "A memorial of such matter as the King's pleasures be spoken by Carlisle, as of himself, to the queen of Scots."
He is to remind her of her son's "possibility to the succession" of the crown of England, and say that if on any light ground there should ensue trouble and business, especially if it appear sought out and invented like this matter of Canaby, it would alienate the nobles and commons of England, and greatly prejudice his right. If the ground were of any notable value the profit might colour the malice; or if it were a place of great renown as a fortress or place of honor, which had been clearly hitherto "the several ground of Scotland," and now demanded by the King without any colour, men would say the King of Scots did well to maintain his right. But as it is a place of no value, and looked upon as debateable ground by all the borderers, proof thereof appearing in the old registers, it argues determinate malice in the king of Scots to say, "I will have Canaby granted mine, or I will not grant restitution for all the rest." The French king, on a similar question in the marches of Calais, has been content to remit the examination of the truth to commissioners chosen on both sides, with offer that a mile or two miles should never be occasion of trouble between them. The King also, during the tender years of the king of Scots, forebore to press many claims in Scotland, which, though well justified, he did not esteem worth a war against his nephew; and if James requite his goodness by moving a contention on a matter of no value, and refusing to have it examined by commissioners, his own subjects will judge with themselves that he is quite unworthy to be their head.
Copy, pp. 2.
16 Nov.
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538. Henry Earl Of Essex to Cromwell.
I'am sued at the King's suit for 135l., in which I was bound with Sir William Waldegrave to Lucas, for the use of the late King. For this and other sums I brought the said Lucas, now deceased, before the Cardinal and others of the Council for my discharge, and was promised a warrant to that effect, as is known to Sir Brian Tuke and Sir Henry Wyat. I beg you to help me in this behalf. Ramesden, 16 Nov. Signed and sealed.
P. 1. Add. : To my right welbeloved friend Mr. Cromewell. Endd.
19 Nov.
Theiner, 598. Pocock, II. 142.
539. Clement VII. to Henry VIII.
In commendation of Benet, whom the King has recalled. Rome, 19 Nov. 1531.
19 Nov.
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540. William De La Pole.
Warrant to Sir Andrew lord Windsor, keeper of the Great Wardrobe, to deliver to Sir Edmund Walsingham, lieutenant of the Tower of London, for the use of Will. de la Pole, two gowns, one of cloth furred with foxes, and the other of chambelett furred with black boge, and three doublets, the one of black velvet, the other black satin, and the third black damask, 4 pair of sheets, 6 shirts, 6 pair of hose, 6 pair of shoes and slippers, 4 doz. silk points, 4 black bonnets, and 2 silk riband girdles. Greenwich, 19 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Signed at top.
19 Nov.
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541. John Pyrnand, John Donyngton, Anthony Hamond, and Thos. Barton to Cromwell.
Thank him for his goodness in their causes touching Mr. Richard Jerveys and the sums of money in which they stand bound to him for Mr. Thomas Donyngton, late deceased. (fn. 5) We now send to Mr. Jerveys 111l. 3s. 4d. for the second payment of their bonds, as Cromwell took order with him. Will attend on your Mastership next term, and beg to have longer days for the residue. York, 19 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Mr. Crumwell, one of the King's most honorable Council.
20 Nov.
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542. S. Vaughan to Cromwell
On the 15th inst. the Emperor, intending to reform abuses in his Low Countries, ordered the proclamation of the ordinances lately made by him and his Council, whereof I enclose copies to be shown to the King. A letter lately came from Mr. Pierpount to the merchants here, stating that the King was informed of a row-barge lying in these parts, since the departure of the king of Denmark, to rob all comers except the Emperor's subjects. Has heard nothing here of any such barge, but has sent to Zealand to make inquiry.
On the 14th inst. sent two letters to Cromwell, one by a servant of Edw. Darmer's, dwelling in Bred Strete, the other by a haberdasher living on the hill going up from New Fyshe Strete, whose name he knows not, but he was lately servant to Blanke, a haberdasher. The merchants have won a process with a subject of the Emperor's, whereof they had great fear. The Emperor suffers nothing to be done contrary to the intercourses concluded between him and the King.
Cromwell's spermaceti, with long lying, has got a hard crust about the boxes, as black as a coal, which he had never known if he had not opened one. Vaughan's brother, the grocer, has written from London offering to buy a box at the price it fetches here. Asks Cromwell's mind about it. The Emperor goes from Brussels in three or four days, towards Tournay, where he will probably spend the holidays. Antwerp, 20 Nov. 1531.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful,within the gate of the Friars Augustines in London.
22 Nov.
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543. S. Vaughan to Cromwell.
Two days since, I wrote to you by Ric. Traves, dwelling by the Conduit in Cornhill, enclosing the copy of such articles as the Emperor had devised for the reformation of abuses in these parts. Within two days there has come to Antwerp from London a hoy loaden with beer, notwithstanding the King's proclamation. It might be well to examine the crew when they return to London, how they, being strangers, durst attempt such a thing. I have received no letter from you, though the post told me you had sent one. If I am to proceed any further in the device of such things as were given me in charge, it would be well that you should send me the articles I devised. Antwerp, 22 Nov. 1531.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful,within the gate of the Friars Augustines in London.
23 Nov. 544. John De La Sauch, Imperial Ambassador.
See Grants in November, No. 26.
23 Nov.
Add. MS. 28,584, f. 42. B. M.
545. Dr. Ortiz to the Empress.
Wrote by the last courier of what was being done in the Queen's cause since the vacation, and about the King's letter, which was not accepted as a mandate for proceeding in the cause. The majority of the Rota determined that the excusator should not be heard further, and that the cause should be determined by the Consistory. The English ambassadors and excusator strive continually to prevent this, and say they will produce opinions and lawyers to prove that the King is not obliged to answer here.
The Consistory have confirmed the decision of the Rota; so that the excusator is undone, and we can proceed in the principal point "por contradictas."
The card. of Compostella has sent evidence and information from Spain. Am preparing two works on the case,one large, to print, and another brief, to inform the Cardinals and Auditors. Rome, 23 Nov. 1531.
Sp., pp. 3, modern copy.
25 Nov.
Vienna Archives.
546. Chapuys to Charles V.
I have received instructions by John de le Sauche touching the intercourse. It will be difficult to bring him to reason. Advises what he thinks most suitable to be done. Does not wish that the people here, who are well disposed to the Emperor, should grow cold, but that they should impute the whole blame to the ill-treatment of the Queen, which they may be brought to understand by judicious means, especially the merchants who trade there. The people might thus take some occasion to remonstrate with the Parliament, and so prevent the King from prosecuting his intentions. This would be better than making use of rigorous language, as the Queen would prefer. I beg your pardon for having ventured to write this way, but I am constrained to do it from the pity I have for the Queen and her affairs, which proceed from bad to worse : for there is now no appearance that she will ever be recalled by the King, but will be further separated from him; for the Lady now governs all; and when Joachim lately told her that she would soon be Queen, and that your Majesty would offer no opposition to it, she replied that she did not want to have this or any other good by your consent.
The King has printed his book in English, and scattered it over the kingdom to gain the people and influence Parliament. The bp. of Rochester has completed his reply, and the last part goes with the present. Please send me to Rome, as it will much assist the Queen's affair. London, 25 Nov. '31.
Hol., Fr., pp. 2, from a modern copy.

Pocock, II. 385.
547. "A Glass Of Truth."
A treatise, in the form of a dialogue between a divine and a lawyer, justification of the King's pleas that it is unlawful to marry a deceased brother's wife, and that he ought not to be cited to Rome.
Printed originally by Berthelet.

Add. MS. 25,114, f. 49. B. M.
548. Henry VIII. to Sir Francis Brian Tayler and Foxe.
Has received their last letters of the departure of the French king from the Queen's company to hunt in Hainault. Had written an answer, and sent it "by a servant of yours, Sir Francis Brian," directing that Bryan should follow the French king, and you, the Master of the Rolls, and Mr. Almoner abide with the French queen till the French king's return. As matters of importance have arisen requiring the knowledge of the Latin tongue, which is wanting in Sir Francis, the Almoner, being younger than the Master of the Rolls, is to join Sir Francis in his charge, which requires both dexterity and diligence. First, they remember the practices in Almaine set forth by the kings of France and England with the dukes of Saxony, the landgrave of Hesse, and other princes of Germany, to whom Francis sent Gervasius, and Henry, William Paget. A messenger has arrived in England from the German princes with instructions, of which the King sends a copy, and also of a confederation made in Germany between the said Duke and other princes; also certain articles to be treated at a diet to be held at Lubeck, 1st of January next; also letter from the duke of Saxony in favor of the duke of Wittenburg; also letters from the latter, with declaration of his cause for restitution to his duchy; to be communicated to the French king. The King objects to the confederation that it claims a fulfilment of promise of money from himself and Francis, which was never made; secondly, that in the instructions they offer no equivalent. Dislikes also their speaking of the confederation in such humble terms, and that it implies only defence and trust in the Emperor for execution in justice, and provides no sufficient hindrance to his designs.
They are to tell the king of France that the messenger arrived from the Princes on Wednesday last, whereupon the King sent Mons. de Vaulx, the French ambassador, and concluded with him to send these papers to the king of France, intending to frame an answer accordingly. They are to ascertain if similar letters had been sent from these Princes, as is affirmed, to the French king, and by dexterity feel whether any communications were sent from him to his agents concerning these Princes, and what overtures were made; and to ask precisely what has been said on his part, and how far,as the King is certain he never entered so far into any promise as the agent avoweth. The King thinks they both should agree on their answer, and therefore desires the opinion of Francis. The time is short. They are to tell the King of the arrival of John de le Shawe from the Emperor to debate matters touching merchants, and the arrival of the duke of Cleves' chamberlain from the said Duke for marriage and alliance, and for the marriage of princess Mary with his son.
Secret for themselves.They are to be very diligent in learning news of that Court, without creating suspicion. The King has heard from Flanders that the meeting between the Emperor and the French king is still talked of. Some say there are preparations at Cambray, and the Emperor is going to Tournay for that purpose. He trusts so much in the honor of the king of France that he believes there is no truth in this rumor, but would be glad to have it contradicted by the King himself. They are to keep watch upon this, and not to think it tedious, as they will be relieved in a few days, on the arrival of the post from Rome, whom the King has expected for six days, and wonders he has not come. The Almoner is then to return to England, and Brian as soon as the French king leaves the parts adjoining the Emperor's dominions, and no meeting takes effect.
Draft, in Wriothesley's hand, pp. 11. Endd. by Wriothesley : Letter to Mr. Bryan into France from the King.
25 Nov.
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549. Dr. John Chamber to the Lord Mayor Of London.
The King desires the physicians of the city to be discharged from watches and ward-keeping at night. He gave Chambers "this his token" for verifying the above order, but he is unable to bring it himself. Westm., 25 Nov.
Understands that the number of the physicians is eight.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
26 Nov.
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550. The King's Minstrels.
Warrant to Andrew lord Windsor, keeper of the Great Wardrobe, for the delivery of the following articles to Peter Savage, Hans Highorne, and Hans Hosmust, "our vyalx mynstrelles"; viz., to each, 4 yds. "broad black cloth for their gowns, with as much black bogy as woll suffice to fur every of the said gowns," at 40s. for every fur, and 6s. 8d. a yard for the black cloth; 8 yds. black chamlet, at 3s. a yard, for their jackets; 3 yds. black velvet for their doublets, at 13s. 4d. a yard, "with as much canvas and white fustian as wol suffice to line every of the said doublets." Hampton Court, 26 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Signed at top.
27 Nov.
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551. Thos. Sheell, Priest, to Cromwell. (fn. 6)
I was informed that you were in great trouble for my lord Cardinal's causes and matters, which sore did grieve me. Since then I have heard that you are in favor with the King, lords, and commonalty, as well spiritual as temporal. I doubt not you know better what to do than I can advise you. I send you a couple of mallards. If you will let me know where you are at Christmas, I will endeavor to send you some novelties and wild fowl. Recommend me to my friend, Mrs. Prior. 27 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Master Cromwell, dwelling beside the Friars Austins.
27 Nov.
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552. Sir Walter Devereux [Lord Ferrers] and others to . (fn. 7)
In the return to the writ of dedimus potestatem, have done their best to discover the truth of the matter respecting the Commortha by the oath and depositions of the quondam of Tawley, and sight of the leases produced by the tenants there. Caermarthen, in South Wales, 27 Nov. Signed : Water Deveroux, William Thomass, Jankyn Lloyd of Llanstephan.
P. 1. Address lost. Endd. : Inter tenentes de Tawley et d. Regem.
28 Nov.
Add. MS. 28,584, f. 45. B. M.
553. Dr. Ortiz to Charles V.
"Has received his letter of the 22nd Oct. His zeal in the matrimonial cause of the queen of England has had the result that great progress has been made since the conclusion of the vacancies.
"The irreverent letter of the king of England has not been accepted as credentials of his envoy. The Rota has declared by majority of votes the opposition of the king of England against the order of avocation to be null and void, and the persons who are sent to excuse the absence of the king of England are not to be heard. These decisions are not yet published, because they must first be deliberated in the Consistory of the Cardinals. The debates and pleadings will take place as soon as the Consistory has given its verdict, and the whole cause may ere long be finished. There was never a more justified case than that of the Queen, and the final decision can scarcely be doubtful.
"Has received the second part of the opinion of the bishop of Rochester in the divorce case of the Queen. It is not the same as was printed in Spain. This opinion is distinguished by its learning. Loves and esteems the bishop of Rochester.
"The servants of Don Martin de Mendoza have grossly insulted the Nuncio of the Pope. Begs that prompt satisfaction be given. Rome, 28 Nov. 1531."
English abstract from original at Simancas.
28 Nov.
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554. Sir Christopher and Lady Mary Willoughby.
The order taken by my Lord Chancellor, the two Chief Justices and the master of the King's wards, 28 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII., between Sir Chr. Willoughby, Kt., and Lady Mary Wylloughby, widow of William lord Willoughby.
Official copy from record, p. 1.
30 Nov.
Heine's Letts. to Charles V. 129.
555. Cardinal Of Osma to Charles V.
Touching the marriage of the Pope's niece with the duke of Orleans, his Holiness told him he was not going to conclude an interview with the French king without consulting the Emperor, and he expected little good of it; that he meant to marry his niece (sobrina) to the duke of Milan.
The Pope also told the Cardinal to write to the Emperor that the French king had little prudence, and would not be slow in taking occasion to break with the Emperor; and that the king of England, though he is of better nature and more wise, has become so mad through his love affair, that he advises the French king to make war on the Emperor; offering him men and money to do so, although he knew that Francis had proposed an interview. And he replied to the bishop of Bayonne as if he was satisfied with the excuse the King sent him, and affected to believe that the Emperor began the practice, and Francis resisted it. The Pope concluded that the Emperor ought to be ready as if war was even now declared.
Mentions a prophecy written in year 80 that the Emperor, king of Spain, should put an end to the house of the Turk after the death or captivity of the king of France. * * Rome, St. Andrew's Day.
30 Nov.
Add. MS. 28,584, f. 50. B. M.
556. Mai to Charles V.
Among the ambassadors of the king of England here is an English lawyer who was with the Emperor when he left Bologna (desde Bolonia). It is said the King has much confidence in him, and has sent him to find out in what condition his cause is in Italy and Rome. The Pope has written several briefs to the King, exhorting him to do what is right. Believes the Pope will do all he can, though hopes of this kind have often proved deceptive.
When the French ambassador heard that the Pope had sent these briefs, he complained of its being done without the French king's knowledge; which his Holiness denied. The Ambassador went on to say that if the Pope desired anything of the king of England, he must let him know, and he would have it by means of the French king; but he should not ask anything from the English in any other manner.
A courier has come from France with complaints of the marriage of the Duchess, and to propose an interview between the Pope and the French king. His Holiness told Mai eight months ago that he would not meet Francis, and is still of the same opinion. Rome, 30 Nov. 1531.
Sp., pp. 2, modern extract.
Ib. f. 69. 2. Another copy of the whole letter.
30 Nov.
Add. MS. 28,584, f. 53. B. M.
557. Mai to Charles V.
Wrote some days ago that the intermedio which was now being treated in the English cause was voted, and that when I procured that the relator should make his relation in the Consistory, the English ambassadors desired that the article should be discussed in public. Though it seemed to me to be merely proposed to cause delay, I agreed to it, as discussing whether it should be done would only cause more delay. As if they had lost all sense and shame, they alleged that they intended to bring lawyers from Italy and elsewhere, for which they would require four months. On this I went to the commissary of the cause and the Pope, and said all I decently could, and rather more; and afterwards I informed the cardinals. Some cardinals tell me they will have the public discussion, and refuse the delay asked for. The Consistory will be held in three days, and I think the article will be decided by Christmas.
Some justify this (coloran esto) by the departure of Dr. Benet, who was ambassador here. He has been summoned home by the King, and will tell him that his case is very differently thought of in Italy than in England or by his Council, and that the Pope has sent him a hortatory brief.
We have often been deceived by hopes of this kind.
Advises the Emperor to write to the Pope blank letters for several cardinals, and one to Mai, blaming him for the delay. Rome, 30 Nov. 1531.
Sp., pp. 3, modern copy.
R. O.
558. Sculpture.
Account of work done for the King, from June to Nov. 1531, by Benedeto and Giovanni, Florentine sculptors, in bronze, &c.
Ital., pp 11. Mutilated and in very bad condition.
Nov./Grants. 559. Grants in November 1531.
1. Nicholas Fitton, ciborum appositor of the King's hall. Annuity of 4l. 0s. 8d., issuing from 1 messuage, 1 rood of land in Lyntwarden, and the mastership of Mokketre forest, N. Wales, ["in com' Palent,"] late of William Marlo, deceased, during the minority of Eleanor, Margery, and Anne Cannoppe, kinswomen and next heirs of the said William, viz., daughters and heirs of Henry Cannoppe, son and heir of Eleanor Cannoppe, sister and heir of Robert Marlowe, father of the said William. Monastery of Waltham, 14 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Nov. P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 29.
2. Thomas Allen, gentleman usher of the King's chamber. Grant of the offices of door-ward and keeper of Farnham castle, Surrey, and of "le litle parke" of Farnham (with herbage and pannage thereof); also keeper of the King's garden and conduit; with fees of 5d. a day, viz., 2d. a day as door-ward and keeper of the castle, 2d. a day as keeper of the said park, and 1d. a day as keeper of the garden and conduit; the said castle, &c. belonging, as parcel of the castle, lordship, or manor of Farnham, to the bishopric of Winchester, in the King's hands by the forfeiture of Thomas cardinal of York, for offences against the statute 16 Ric. II., according to the judgment against him in the King's Bench in Mich. term last, and the inquisition taken at Guldeford, 29 Aug. 22 Hen. VIII., before John Scott, baron of the Exchequer, Christopher Moore, and others. Westm. 3 Nov.Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11.
3. Walter Walssh, page of the Privy Chamber, and Elizabeth his wife. Grant in tail of the said Walter, of the manors of Grafton Flevord alias Grafton Fleford, Abbottesley alias Abbotley alias Abberley, and Cyntley, Worc., with the advowsons of the churches of Grafton Flevord and Abbottesley; on surrender of patent 20 Oct. 19 Hen. VIII. granting the manor of Grafton Flevord to the said Walter alone, and of patent 6 Dec. 21 Hen. VIII. granting the manor of Charleton alias Charleton Camvyle alias South Harleton, Somers., to the said Walter and Elizabeth. Westm., 1 July 23 Hen. VIII. Del Westm., 3 Nov.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 14.
4. Matthew Ley, of Acton Burnell, Shropsh., gent., alias of Ludlowe, yeoman. Pardon for felonies before 1 July 23 Hen. VIII. Easthampstead, 9 Aug. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Nov.P.S. Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 21.
5. Writ to Sir Thos. More, chancellor, Thos. duke of Norfolk, treasurer, Robt. earl of Sussex, and John bp. of London, for the further prorogation of Parliament from this present Monday to the 15 Jan. following, on account of the insalubrity of the air in London and Westminster. It had already been prorogued from 31 March last to the 14 Oct., and again to the 6 Nov. inst.S.B. Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 36d.
6. John Morton, son of Sir John Morton. Grant of the house or hospital of St. James, Pucleshale, Kent, lately held by grant of the King by William Lynche, late the King's physician, and Henry Lynche, his son, deceased. Greenwich, 3 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Nov.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 10.
7. John Barlowe, King's chaplain. Licence to pass out of the country with one servant, two ambling or trotting geldings, and usual baggage. Greenwich, 2 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Nov.P.S.
8. For Walter Garway, of Bristol, merchant adventurer. Protection; going in the suite of John Bourchier lord Berners, deputy of Calais. Westm., 7 Nov.Fr. roll 23 Hen. VIII. m. 1.
9. William Pagett, one of the clerks of the Signet. Grant of the offices of keeper of the castle and park of Maxstoke, Warw., and bailiff of the lordship or manor of Maxstok, and constable and door-ward of Maxstoke castle, Warw., in the King's hands by the minority of Peter Compton, s. and h. of Sir William Compton, deceased, during the minority of the said Peter; with various stated fees in said offices, as enjoyed by Leonard Slade, John Archer, Thomas Spencer, and William Newdegate; and the herbage and pannage of Maxstoke park. Havering, 18 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Nov.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
10. Francis Leke, s. and h. of Sir John Leke, deceased. Licence of entry, without proof of age, on all the possessions of the said John in England, Ireland, Wales, and the marches thereof. Greenwich, 7 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. . . . . . . . P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
11. Philip Broughe, clerk. Presentation to the rectory of Brinkehill, Linc. dioc., void by death of Robert North. Greenwich, 9 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 11 Nov. P.S.
12. Wm. Heton, of London, girdler. Protection; going in the suite of John Bourchier lord Berners, deputy of Calais. Westm., 11 Nov.Fr. roll 23 Hen. VIII. m. 1.
13. James Fowke, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Notgrove, Worc. dioc., vice James Gorton, resigned. Greenwich, 8 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Nov. P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 14.
14. Sir Ralph Ayldercare, jun. Grant of the wardship and marriage of John Holme, s. and h. of William Holme, deceased. Greenwich, 7 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Nov.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
15. Walter Walshe, groom of the Privy Chamber, and John Draycote. Grant of a corrody in the cathedral church of Ely, to the value of 9 marks, from the manor of Melbourne, Kent, on surrender by Robt. Lytle. Greenwich, 8 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Nov.P.S.
16. Launcelot Alford, page of the King's chamber. Lease of certain parcels of land and tenements called Scorbiefeldis, parcel of the lordship of Sherifhutton, York, with reservation of wood and underwood, for the term of 21 years after the expiration of a 20 years' lease thereof, granted to William Blake, deceased, one of the yeomen of the Crown, by patent 5 April 5 Hen. VIII. Monast. of Waltham, 14 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 Nov. P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 15.
17. Thomas Audeley. Appointment as one of the King's serjeants-at-law. Westm., 14 Nov.Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 11.
18. Henry marquis of Exeter. Licence to alienate 2 messuages, 1 toft, 3 gardens, 40 acres of land, 8 acres of meadow, 60 acres of pasture, and 12 acres of wood in Edelmeton, Midd., to Robt. Wroth, Richard Clerk, Thomas Ogeborn, clk., Richard Bacon, and John Stabranke, their heirs and assigns, to the use of John Grymston, his heirs and assigns for ever. Westm., 15 Nov.Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10.
19. John Baldwyn. Appointment as one of the King's serjeants-at-law. Westm., 16 Nov.Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17.
20. Miles Forests. Lease of the toll of the town of Castle Barnard, and all "shamells" of the same town, parcel of the lands assigned for the payment of the garrison of Berwick; for the term of 21 years, at the annual rent of 46s. 8d. for the toll, 3s. 4d. for the "shamells," and 3s. 4d. of increase. Del. Westm., 16 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
21. Richard Myles alias Rees ap Robard, of Stretton, near Suggewas, Heref., tailor. Pardon for having, with Philip Miles, of Ewyes Lacy, marches of Wales, laborer, on the 12th Nov. 20 Hen. VIII., broken the close of William Bailey at Stretton, and stolen a cow and 3 bullocks belonging to the said William, and another cow belonging to Matilda Baile, widow. Havering, 10 Oct. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Nov. P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 11.
22. Thomas Pellis alias Pelse, clk., rector of Gremisford, Suff. Protection during pleasure, notwithstanding a judgment against him in the King's Bench in this present Mich. term, upon a bill exhibited by Christopher Hales, the attorney general, for offences against the statute of provisors. Greenwich, 15 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Nov.P.S.
Similar patents for
Rowland Phillips, clk., vicar of the parish church of Croyden, Surrey. Greenwich, 14 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Nov. P.S.
Robert Clyff, clk.;
John Baker alias John Elton, clk., one of the canons and chapter of Salisbury cathedral;
Adam Traves, clk.
By separate privy seals dated Greenwich, 13 and 14 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 20 Nov. Pat. p. 1, m. 14.
Printed in Rymer, XIV. 427.
23. William Crane, master of the boys of the King's chapel. Grant, in fee, of a capital messuage called Beamondis Inne, in the parish of Saint Michall, in Woodestrete, in the ward of Crepulgate, in London; and two other messuages or tenements near and adjoining thereto in the same parish and ward; of which the one is situated between the said capital messuage on the west and a tenement late of Gilbert Egleston, deceased, on the east, one head thereof abutting on the highway to the south, and another on part of the said capital messuage to the north, in which messuage or tenement one William Quarles, horner, now dwells; and the other messuage or tenement is situated between the said capital messuage on the east and a tenement called "le Haberdashers Rentis" on the west, and abuts on the highway towards the south, and on the said capital messuage towards the north, in which Robt. Wilson, saddler, now dwells; which premises lately belonged to William late viscount Beamounte and lord Bardolfe, and came to the hands of king Hen. VII. by the attainder and forfeiture of Francis Lovell late lord Lovell. Greenwich, 19 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Nov.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 15.
24. Elizabeth More, of Sherston, Wilts, spinster. Pardon for having on the 11 Nov. 22 Hen. VIII. assaulted William Harrald at Marleburgh, Wilts, and robbed him of money. Greenwich, 7 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Nov.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.
25. Edward Williamson, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Croxton, Linc. dioc. Greenwich, 22 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Nov.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 10.
26. John de la Shawe, ambassador of Spain. Licence to pass out of the realm, with his servants, four horses, and baggage. Greenwich, 22 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Nov.P.S. Fr. m. 2.
27. Ric. Eden, archdeacon of Middlesex, King's chaplain. Presentation to the church of Dikleborough, Norwich dioc., the patronage of which was granted by John abbot of Bury St. Edmunds, to Eden, and by him to the King, by letter dated 21 Dec. 7 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 22 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Nov. P.S.
28. John Parker, yeoman of the King's Robes. Charter granting him and his heirs free warren in his manor or tenement and lands called Chenduyst alias Parkers manor, in the town and parish of Kingislangley, and in his lands in Kingislangley, Herts. Monastery of Chertsey, 17 July 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.
29. William Saperwyke. Constat and exemplification, at his request, of the inrolment (the original being lost) of patent [should be charter] 26 Nov. 33 Edw. I., granting to John de Benstede and his heirs a market and fair at Benyngton, Herts. Westm., 25 Nov.Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18.
30. William Saperwyke. Constat and exemplification, at his request, of the inrolment of patent [should be charter] 20 Nov. 35 Edw. I. granting to Geoffrey de Saye and his heirs a market and fair at Sabrighttesworth (Sawbridgeworth), Herts. Westm., 25 Nov.Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18.
31. William Saperwyke. Constat and exemplification, at his request, of the inrolment of patent [should be charter] 22 March 29 Edw. III. granting to William de Say and his heirs free warren in his demesne lands of Sebriteworth and Edelmeton. Westm. 25 Nov.Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18.
32. William Bentley, clk. Grant of the pension which the next archbishop of York is bound to give to a clerk of the King's nomination, by reason of his novel creation; to enjoy the said pension towards his exhibition at school till he is promoted by the said Archbp. to a competent benefice. Greenwich, 12 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov.P.S.
33. John Baker, clk., one of the canons of Salisbury cathedral. Pardon of all offences against the Crown and the statute of provisors 16 Ric. II. (cap. 2.) of which he was convicted on a bill exhibited against him in the King's Bench by Christopher Hales, the attorney general; and of all the like offences committed before 10 March 22 Hen. VIII., except such as are excepted in the Act of general pardon to subjects of the province of Canterbury, 22 Hen. VIII. (cap. 15.) Hampton Court, 25 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del Westm., 26 Nov. P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
34. Rowland Philippes, clk., canon of St. Paul's cathedral, London, and one of the chapter of the said church, alias vicar of Croydon. Pardon for all offences against the Crown and the statute of provisors 16 Ric. II. [cap. 2.] of which he was convicted on a bill exhibited against him in the King's Bench by Christopher Hales, the attorney general; and of all other the like offences committed before 10 March 22 Hen. VIII., except such as are excepted in the Act of general pardon to subjects of the provinces of Canterbury, 22 Hen. VIII. [cap. 15.] Hampton Court, 25 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov. P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 10.
35. Robert Cliff, clk., LL.D., chancellor of the bishop of Ely. Pardon of all offences, &c., as above. Hampton Court, 25 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 10.
36. Thomas Pelles, clk., LL.D., rector of the parish church of Glemesford (Sussex). Pardon of all offences, &c. as above. Hampton Court, 25 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 11.
37. Adam Travers alias Traves, archdeacon of Exeter. Pardon of all offences as above. Hampton Court, 25 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Nov. P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 11.
38. Yorkshire : Commission to Sir John Constable, Walter Grymston, Thos. Ellerker, and Philip Myffyn, to make inquisition p. m. on the lands and heir of Sir John Skevyngton. Westm., 28 Nov. Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 32d.
39. William Braillont or Braylont, of London, embroiderer. Licence to take two servants or apprentices, strangers and aliens, to be set at work in such craft and occupation as the said William doth or shall occupy. And in case either or both of the said servants or apprentices do at any time depart from the service of the said William, or through illness be unable to labour, or should die, then he may take other servants or apprentices to make up the limited number. Hampton Court, 28 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII. P.S


  • 1. The More, or Moor Park, in Hertfordshire.
  • 2. See his letter of 20 Nov.
  • 3. It would seem by No. 480. that this credence must have been given to Thomas Scot on the 18th October.
  • 4. So in MS., but Sir Chr. Dacre was intended.
  • 5. Dead before April 1532, when his two prebends in York and Southwell were filled up.
  • 6. This letter may be of the preceding year.
  • 7. Begins, "Master Chancellor."