Henry VIII: January 1532, 11-20

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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'Henry VIII: January 1532, 11-20', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 5, 1531-1532, (London, 1880), pp. 339-349. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol5/pp339-349 [accessed 22 June 2024].

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. "Henry VIII: January 1532, 11-20", Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 5, 1531-1532, (London, 1880). 339-349. British History Online. Web. 22 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol5/pp339-349.


January 1532, 11-20

11 Jan.
Vienna Archives.
707. Chapuys to Charles V.
Received yesterday the Emperor's letters of 17 Dec. with a postscript of the 23rd.
Has heard nothing of what is said here about the mission of John de la Saulx, as he had no occasion to go to Court; but one of the merchants whom the King consulted about his answer says that the Court and the merchants are in trouble about this affair and blame those whom they have moved to this by their great pride (ceulx devers lesquels par leur grande oultrecuydance ont esmeu cecy), despising their neighbours and every one; but he thought the Emperor's goodness would surmount this pride. Tried to find out what they would do if the Emperor stopped the intercourse, but he said they could find no place to dispose of their goods, and would be forced to have recourse to the Emperor's mercy.
Has communicated to the bishop of Rochester the Emperor's orders in writing, and by a third person, for there is no means of speaking with him. He has sent to ask Chapuys to take no notice of him when they meet, till times are better. Has a safe means of communicating with him, and maintaining his good will. Gives an account of a conversation with La Pommeraye about the Swiss.
Hears that the people of Cleves talk of a marriage between the Princess and the young Duke. Expects to know the truth when the King returns, which will be in two days.
Thinks that the bishop of Winchester does not find matters so ready in France as he expected; for Bennet, who was despatched to Rome in such great haste, is still there, and will not leave until the return of a courier who arrived here yesterday from the Bishop in company with one to the French ambassadors. This may be to justify the excuse which he may have made to the Bishop. Has been told that La Pommeraye brought to the King a great instrument, sealed with the French great seal, which some think was some new league, for the confirmation of which the Bishop went to France. Has been unable to gain any information about it. The French ambassadors were twice with the King before Christmas, but they did not have such conversation as is usual when they have affairs to treat of.
Hears that Benet has orders, in case the Pope will not submit (soumettre) the cause, to return and accuse his Holiness of partiality. Perhaps they are soliciting Francis to do the same for them that they did for him when he defied the Emperor. The blindness of the English causes a suspicion of their having made such requests. On one occasion when the French ambassadors were at court, Jocquin was there alone to present two sakers to the King from the duke of Ferrara. Two London merchants have just come to inquire of him whether it is true that it is prohibited in Holland to manufacture (forger) English cloths, as was said; of which they have great fear. They spoke very piteously, with tears in their eyes, as of the most prejudicial thing which could happen to them. They themselves lay the blame of this on the divorce; and if others have the same suspicion, the King may be led to acknowledge his fault. London, 11 Jan. 31.
Fr. From a modern copy. Endd. : Received at Cologne, the 28 Jan.
11 Jan.
R. O.
708. John Lord Audeley to Cromwell.
Begs a licence to be absent from Parliament for the great considerations mentioned in his last. Fears he was tedious with his intricate causes, Cromwell having so many high matters in his hands. Hopes to do the King better service by his absence. Hopes to make it apparent that he is a faithful subject if the King will let him "enter intelligence and practise some such introductores whereupon may growe the light of my foundation" till Cromwell has leisure to hear part of his devices. Is sorry Sir Will. Davyth, in whom he trusted to solicit his causes to Cromwell, is unable to visit him. Wade, 11 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To his most especial and singular beloved friend Mr. Cromwell.
11 Jan.
Howard's Let. p. 309.
709. Thomas Lord Delawar to Cromwell.
Is obliged to him for obtaining the King's licence that the writer may have leave of absence from the Parliament. Encloses his proxy as desired. Begs his licence may be sent to Mr. North, clerk of the Parliament. Has done him the greatest kindness he ever received, considering his poverty.
At my poor house, 11 Jan. Signed.
Add. : My special good friend Mr. Cromwell.
11 Jan.
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710. Sir John FitzJames to Cromwell.
I have had such pain in the right leg that I cannot take any great journey. Pray excuse me to the King. Redlinche, 11 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful. Sealed.
12 Jan.
Add. MS. 25,114, f. 60. B. M. Pocock, II. 157.
711. Henry VIII. to Gardiner.
Has received his letters of the 2nd, 4th, and 7th, showing his diligence and dexterity at the French Court, and the acceleration of Benet's despatch, the matters of Germany, and what affections be there for the King's purposes. Is of his opinion that Benet should be despatched to Rome; the French king, the Chancellor, and others to be thanked for furthering the same. Partly approves of the French king's opinion that the Emperor will not make war, if the princes of Germany shall be aided with money, until the Emperor has left for Spain and they have made a new king. Thinks that the princes ought to be so encouraged that they be not driven into the lap of the Emperor through lack of aid, and Gardiner is to employ all the craft of persuasion he can "to engrave unto our good brother the eminent dangers and perils which may fortune to all Christendom in case the said princes should return to the Emperor's devotion." It will be great advantage if the Emperor could be driven into Spain in despair of doing good and reconciling Germany. Is this day advertised out of Flanders that the Emperor intends to send Nassau to the princes to procure reconciliation, which things Gardiner is to "imprint in their heads" with due vehemency. Sends 10,000l. to the duke of Lorraine as a sort of feeler, understanding that Francis, will do the same. Is to persist in his course of moving the French Court to a stricter alliance with England, but without making it appear that England has any desire for it; and he is to say that it has been requested by Francis who had sent the bishop of Bayonne and Mons. de Langez to Woodstock and since to Ampthill; and though no answer was given at the time, as their children were then in captivity and they were treating with the Emperor and the Scots, yet, considering the amity between the two crowns, Henry will condescend to their offers and accept the same, and for this reason he has sent Gardiner to France. If they make any difficulty he may say that they seem only to have sought it before for their own utility. He is to call to their remembrance how in August last Francis sent letters to Joachin, declining to make war till he knew what aid he should gain from his confederates, blaming the indefiniteness of the treaties with England, which will be cleared up by renewing them; and point out that, as England is now in profound peace, Henry had no cause to oppose the Emperor except for his good brother's sake. Henry cannot contribute aid to the princes of Germany, knowing how eagerly the Emperor seeks all occasions of disturbing England and provoking the princes against it, unless Francis will conclude with him what aid he or the princes will give in the event of an invasion or trouble of England. And here he is to show what the king of Scots said to his Chancellor and others, as he will see by the letters of the duke of Norfolk. Henry thinks that if they perceive that the said contribution is refused they will gladly condescend to Gardiner's requests. So doing, he is to urge an entirely new treaty in the form of the one dated 8 Aug. 1526. Gives an account of the conditions which he wishes inserted. Notwithstanding the great difference between the necessities of the two monarchs, and that France, from its extent, is more subject to danger than England, the King is content to bear equal charges, provided they do not exceed 100,000 crowns for the space of six months yearly, whenever necessity requires. This aid to be forthcoming whenever it shall be demanded by the certificate and word of honor of either prince, and continue until there is evident proof that the Emperor has abandoned his design of invasion. Thinks it important he should know the opinion of Francis in order that Henry may be provided against contingencies, as there is no probability that the Emperor will leave or go into Spain for a long season. Greenwich, 12 Jan. Signed.
Pp. 11. Add. : "To, &c., the bishop of Winchester, our principal secretary and our ambassador in the court of France."
12 Jan.
R. O.
712.. John Bishop Of Lincoln to the Duke Of Norfolk.
Riding towards Wooborn on Saturday, I met the commissary of Oxon, who told me of Jones and Nevell, two ungracious scholars. At Tettysworth he met a man named Roger Tyler, who asked for Jones, and, suspecting him, brought him hither. I enclose his examination, and a letter which he had sewed in his coat. He is a simple person and a poor body, and had two horses, one for Jones, and one for himself, to have brought him to the "said Monk at St. Albones." Will keep him and his horses till I hear from you the King's pleasure or yours. Wooborn, 12 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To, &c., my lord of Norfolk, and, in his absence, to my lord of Wiltshire. Add. in another hand : To Mr. Treasurer, Mr. Comptroller, and to Mr. Cromewell, or to any of them.
12 Jan.
Simancas Archives.
713. The Empress to the Emperor.
In the case of the queen of England, all diligence is being used, and what has been written about it in these kingdoms will be sent to Rome by the first courier.
Sp., p. 1. Modern copy. Headed : Copia de un parrafo sacado en relacion de una carta de la Emperatriz al Emperador; fecha, 12 de Enero (parece de 1531).
12 Jan. 714. John Joachin.
Licence to leave England. See Grants in January, No. 9.
13 Jan.
Calig, E. I. 79. B. M.
715. Friar Paulus Parmensis, General of the Minorites, to [Henry VIII.]
Excuses himself from complying with the King's request of sending into England friar John ... as minister of the Observants. The Emperor's sister, the queen of Hungary, governess of the Netherlands, and the Great Council of Brabant, will not allow him to depart, he is of so much importance to them and the Emperor. Encloses for the King part of the correspondence he has received on this subject. Proposes to send a friar out of Lorraine, a member of the province of Paris. Ex pontis Ara provinci Franci Parrhisin, idibus Januarii. Signed.
Lat., mutilated, p. 1.
13 Jan.
R. O.
716. Richard, Abbot Of Winchcombe, to Cromwell.
I desire you to be favorable to me and my poor monastery in the matter between us and Mr. Hastings. What direction you take in it we shall be glad to obey. If you think it a matter in conscience, let us somewhat pay for it, so that we may also have the land, as we have had it so long, and the law is with us. We thought to have seen you at Christmas last, you have obliged us so much. I have nothing to send you now, but by Midsummer next I will provide you a good horse. Wynchelcombe, St. Hilary's Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful,in the city of London.
14 Jan.
R. O.
717. John, Bishop Of Lincoln, to Cromwell.
Asks him whether he shall send up Roger Tyler, whose examination the duke of Norfolk forwarded to Cromwell, or whether he shall allow him to go home. Thanks him for his kind letter in his cause to Mr. Fermour. Wooborn, 14 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To, &c. Mr. Cromwell, one of the King's most honorable Council.
14 Jan.
Titus, B. I. 353. B. M. Ellis, 1 Ser. II. 21.
718. Thos. Frysby, Canon of Launde, to Cromwell.
Reminds his mastership that "when ye lay with us here at Launde Abbey some time ye would take the pains to walk with me or my brethren about our business, and as you and I came one day from Withcoke I had a fall backwards in the snow at a place called the Dammes, between Launde and Withcoke." I send you by the same token six cheeses of this country. You need give the Prior no thanks for them. Other "newelties" I have not to do you pleasure. Launde Abbey, 14 Jan.
Hol. Add. : Right worshipful.
15 Jan.
719. Thomas Winter.
Licence to leave the kingdom. See Grants in January, No. 12.
15 Jan.
Parl. Roll 23 Hen. VIII.
720. Parliament.
Held by prorogation at Westminster, 15 Jan. 23 Hen. VIII. Acts passed concerning
1. Exchange of lands between the King and abbot of Westminster.
2. Exchange of lands with Christ's College, Cambridge.
3. Exchange of lands with the abbot of Waltham Holy Cross.
4. Exchange of lands with the provost of Eton.
5. Exchange of lands with the abbot of St. Albans.
6. Exchange of lands with the lord of St. John's.
7. Exchange of lands with the prior of Sheen.
8. Exchange of lands with the duke of Richmond and lord Lumley.
9. Assurance of lands to Hen. earl of Surrey, for his marriage.
10. The manor of Hunsdon to be called the honor of Hunsdon.
11. Jointure of Eliz. countess of Wiltshire.
12. Award of coparcenary to the heirs general of the earl of Oxford.
13. Jointures of lady Anne and lady Eliz., countesses of Oxford.
14. Attainder of Ric. ap Gruffyth and Wm. Hughes.
15. Pardon of prmunire to the King's spiritual subjects of the province of York.
16. Restriction of benefit of clergy.
17. Building of gaols.
18. For punishment of untrue verdicts.
18*. Brewers of beer.
19. Commissions of sewers.
20. Recognizances of debts.
21. For maintaining the navy and importing Gascon wines.
22. For maintaing the ports of Plymouth, &c. in Devon and Cornwall.
23. That no person be cited out of his diocese.
24. For feoffments made to churches.
25. Breaking of prison by clerks convict.
26. Taking extortions upon the paths of Severn.
27. Trials of murder in corporate towns.
28. For outlawries in actions of 5 Ric. II.
29. Defendants to receive costs when plaintiffs are nonsuited.
30. Against conveying horses to Scotland.
31. For true winding of wools.
32. For pulling down fish garths.
33. For restraint of annates.
34. Ratification of the same.

R. O.
721. Parliament.
1. Draft bill in Parliament to restrain the clergy from making ordinances in Convocation, contrary to the laws of the realm or against the King's jurisdiction; setting forth in the preamble that though the Church of England has been endowed with great possessions and immunities for the promotion of religion, yet the spiritualty, the nobles, and the commons, make one body politic living under the allegiance of the King as "supreme imperial head and sovereign, of whom all laws compulsory be to be made, ordained, and executed within this realm," and whose authority "is not under the obedience or appellation of any worldly foreign prince."
Large paper, pp. 3. Draft, corrected by Cromwell.
Cleop. F. II.
257. B. M.
2. Petition of the Commons in Parliament to the King, requesting him to command the spiritual lords to give a true and plain declaration of the laws of God and Holy Church upon the following articles :
1. Whether spiritual persons may buy and sell for gain; 2, hold temporal possessions; 3, act as steward, bailiff, surveyor, &c.; 4, hold more than one benefice with cure of souls; 5, be non-resident from a benefice with cure of souls; 6, or, having such a benefice, be stipendiaries, chantry priests, or take any annual service.
Pp. 2.
R. O. 3. Translation of the Act of Prmunire, 16 Ric. II. c. 5.
Pp. 2. Endd. in Chancellor Audeley's hand.
R. O. 4. Draft of the statute 23 Hen. VIII. c. 19, being the pardon of prmunire to the spiritual persons of the province of York, with the omission of the last clause.
Large paper, pp. 14.
Cleop. E. VI.
262. B. M. Strype's Mem. II. 158. Wilkins, III. 760.
5. Petition from Parliament to the King to abolish annates exacted by the Pope, as a practice which exhausts the treasure of the realm and impoverishes the bishops, who if they die within two or three years of their promotion, die in such debts as to embarrass their friends and creditors. Moreover, it is simony by the Pope's own law, &c.
R. O. 6. Corrected draft of the Act 23 Hen. VIII. c. 20. touching annates.
Large paper, pp. 12.
R. O. 7. Fair copy of the Act of Parliament 23 Hen. VIII. c. 7. for the maintenance of the navy.
Large paper, pp. 9.
R. O. 8. Draft of the Act 23 Hen. VIII. c. 8. touching the ports of Plymouth, Dartmouth, &c. The text is very much corrected, and the alterations are in Cromwell's hand.
Large paper, pp. 6.
R. O. 9. An Act proposed to be passed in the Parliament of 23 Hen. VIII. for further continuing the powers of the general surveyors of Crown lands.
Large paper, pp. 3.
R. O. 10. Draft Act of Parliament authorising the master and wardens of the fraternity of the Holy Cross and St. Elyn of Woolmen, in the city of London, to examine all fleeces wound or made hereafter, with a view to carry out the provisions of statutes 3 Edw. IV. and 23 Hen. VIII. for true winding of wools.
Large paper, pp. 3.
R. O. 11. Corrected draft of the Act 23 Hen. VIII. c. 26. touching the exchange of lands between the King and the prior of St. John's.
Large paper, pp. 4.
R. O. 12. Draft Act of Parliament to confirm the statutes of 4 Hen. VII. and 7 Hen. VIII. touching husbandry.
Roll of paper, with corrections in Cromwell's hand.
R. O. 13. Modern copy of the roll of Parliament. 23 Hen. VIII.

R. O.
723. [Cromwell to Gardiner.]
I have received your Lordship's letters by Mr. Wrythesley. I perceive from my kinsman the bearer, that you are desirous to hear news hence, but all that there is, is known to your friends, who are far more secret than I. Today was read in the Higher House a Bill touching the annates of bishoprics, but I do not know how it will succeed. Knowing that you were not properly furnished for your being there, I moved the King yesterday for money for the furniture of your purpose and for your return, saying that upon my own conjecture you were weary of being there. He answered that you were not so weary of your being there, but he was as sorry, saying by these words expressly, "His absence is the lack of my right hand, for I am now so much pestered with business, and have nobody to rid ne depeche the same." Begs him to return shortly.
Draft, in Cromwell's hand, pp. 2. Endd. : A minute of my master's letter.
Memorandum in Cromwell's hand : To remember my Lady Anne's letters. William Locke standeth bound to Marten de la Sera, merchant of Tholouse, in the sum of 41l. 18s. 2d.

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724. Rice Ap Griffith.
"The booke of viewes of the castles and manor-places late appertaining to Res ap Griffith, attainted;" describing the situation, structure, and apartments of the castles of Emblyn, co. Carmarthen, Carewe, co. Pembroke, Nerberth, Newton, and Abber Marles, co. Carmarthen.
Pp. 20.
R. O. 2. "The book at what places the possessions were taken and entered, made to the use of our Sovereign Lord the King, &c.;" giving the names of the Commissioners who took possession, and the date at which he did so, in each of the following places; viz., Buelth; Llanemthevery in co. Carm.; Abbermerles, Llangonor in the lordship of Kydwelly, Newton, town of Carmarthen, Emblyn; Iscoid, in co. Cardigan; the town of Pembroke; Old Carewe, Haverfforde West, Tenby, and Nerberth. The dates of taking possession are all between the 10th and the 29th Jan. 23 Hen. VIII. Pp. 8.
R. O. 3. Advowsons belonging to Res ap Griffith, attainted, with their values; viz., Carewe, Narberth, Llanthewy, Keyllmaynlloyd and Castle Deram, Llangeler in Emblyn, Penbyere, Keyll Reden, Herries Mote in Kemmys, and Hoggiston.
Pp. 2.
R. O. 4. A book of receipts of the lands of Res ap Griffith; viz., of Kylsayne, Cathenock, New Carmarthen, Caio, Emblyn, Manordilo, Iskennen and Perverth, Llangonor, Newton, Abber Marles, Llanrusted, Angull, Llannamtheverey, Newhouse parcel of the lp. of Nerberth, Llangybby, Seintclere, Kylkennon and Aberustuth, Llanstephan, Llandarock. Total receipt, 59l. 6s. 1d.
Pp. 4.
R. O. 5. A list of letters patent of divers offices granted (by Rees ap Griffith, as appears by the endorsement) to Sir Rees ap Thomas. Roger Vaughan, Roger Salisbury and others, in Buelth, Talgarth, &c.
Pp. 3. Endd.
R. O. 6. Accounts of Sir Rees ap Thomas as chamberlain of South Wales, and of Sir Will. Griffith as chamberlain of North Wales in 16 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 5.
R. O. 7. "The names of certain lordships late Sir Ryce's in Wales."
Llangybbye, Llanrusted, Cardycan, Carmarden, and others.
Sir William Thomas, knight : Abberustwith, Iskoyde 4, Gwynyoneth 1, Llannamtheverey 18, Hervryn, Kylsayn 58, Cathynoke 55, Whyddegada, Cayo 13, Mannordylo 68, &c.
P. 1. In Cromwell's hand. Endd. as above.
R. O. 8. Valor of the lands lately belonging to Res ap Griffithe, in South Wales.
Jointure of Lady Jenett Res, widow of Sir Res ap Thomas. Rents in Caermarthen and Emlyn, 45l. 16s. 10d., besides 45l. 11s. 1d. parcel of the manor of Narbart. Jointure of lady Katherine Egecombe, widow of Sir Griffith ap Res. Rents in Wybley, Landemore, Abergwille, Elnett, Saintcler, Ewthcothe, and Llannennythe, and the town of Caermarthen, 72l. 5s. 7d. Jointure of lady Katherine Howard, widow of Res ap Griffith. The lordship of Carew, Sandyhavyn, Franches, Kylsayne, and Pyboure, 177l. 4s. 9d., besides 18l. 18s. 4d. in Narbart. Lands in Res ap Griffith's own possession.
Pembrokeshire : Hoggeston, Burton, Lyottes Park, "Porta Leonis," and St. Florens, St. Tonelles, and Thorneton, 10l. 5s. 7d.
Cardiganshire : Llangibby, Llanrustede, and Menennethe, Kylkennon and Aberustwith, Iskoide, Cardigan, and Qwynyonneth, 35l. 11s. 10d.
Caermarthenshire : Llangayne, Llanamthenery and Hervryn, Cathenoke and Wyddegadda, Cayo, Emlyn, Sayntclere, Manor Dylowe, Melllayne (sic) and Rosmayne, Althegar and Druslande, Iskennon and Parvethe, Abermarles, Newton, Glyncothe and Llanstephan, 178l. 6s. 7d.
Buelth and Llanaban, Abergwille, Kydwelly, Kygarren, and Haverfordwest, 59l. 6s. 9d. Lordship of Nerbertt, 60l. 0s. 1d.
Total, 638l. 18s. 1d.
Pp. 5. Endd.
R. O. 9. Instructions to Thos. Jonys, Mores ap Harrye, John Smythe, and Wm. Brabazon.
They are to assemble the officers and tenants of all the lands in Pembrokeshire lately belonging to Ryce ap Gryffith, lately attainted of high treason, and swear them to deliver to them, for the King's use, all writings and muniments belonging thereto; and shall seize to the King's use all the said lands; make inventories of all the goods; cause an auditor to make an account of all the rents, &c. since Mich. 22 Hen. VIII.; inquire concerning embezzlements of goods; take possession of evidences, charters, &c., and the seal and records of the Chancery of Pembroke; make an inventory of horses, cattle, and sheep; cause offices to be found before the escheators for all the said lands; and ascertain what lands and goods are possessed by James ap Griffith ap Howell.
Pp. 4. Endd.
R. O. 10. "The copy of the letter sent to the Chamberlain of North Wales."
Thanks him for his gentle letters and his friendship. As this matter of Mr. Rise Griffith is in great trouble between the heir male and the heir general, the land being in the King's hand for lack of livery, I have taken order that he shall keep the land for which he has shown deeds of entail for heirs male, and the rest I keep with the King. I have charged John Puleston with the collection of the rents, preservation of the tenants, &c. There is certain land purchased which is most clear to tarry with the general heirs; but as it lies amongst the land appointed for the heir general (male?) some strife may arise. I therefore pray you to order the King's officer that I may award it "to him that right have, which I shall do with payment, and so shall not another do that spendeth aforehand."
They are both bound to preserve peace, to do no waste, nor trouble the tenants. The King has written to you to search all records, and return anything touching Mr. Griffith's land under seal of your office. Desires him meantime to see no waste done on either part.
As I have stayed the band, and will grant no warrant for livery, I desire you to stay all matters of wardship wherein the King shall have title, till you know further of my mind.
Desires him to see the delivery of the land and goods appointed for the executor.
It is appointed that the evidence in the place shall be put in order by assent of both parties, and sent to me in London; that the house shall be left to Mr. Griffith, and the ground also when the corn is gone, for which the executor must pay rent from Griffith's death. They think they ought not to pay this; therefore leave that to my order.
Mr. Edw. Griffith's wife, the daughter of Mr. Puleston, desires dowry, which I will not grant till the matter be ordered. I have appointed her a portion, "nigh the third part of both parts, which I pray you to see for Mr. Griffith's part, and I will see for the King."
Pp. 2.
R. O. 11. * * * * * Elys ap Mores, another of the said jury, being brother-in-law to the said R. Gr. (Rice Griffith?), Mores ap Jevan ap John, another of the jury, being within the second degree to R. Gr.'s wife, and also being his servant. Statements of the relationship to R. Gr. of Wm. ap Hoell ap Madoc, Gruff ap Robert Vachan, Hugh ap Richard ap John, Gr. Madryn, who is servant to lady Bulkeley, R. Gr.'s sister, Gr. ap William ap Hoell, Richard ap Jevan ap Glinn, Edmund ap R. ap Robert, and another, all being on the same jury.
Pp. 2. Partly illegible.

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725. Yorkshire Weirs and Fishgarths.
"Commyssioners to be namyd in the commissions for reformations of weres and fischegarthis and other nusances in the grett ryvers, and also for the commyssion of suers in the countye of Yorke, (fn. 1) besyds thaym that be namyd and apoyntyd in the commyssion a redy sende in to the seid countye."
East Riding : The abbot of Meulx, prior of Bridlington, Sir John Counstable, Sir Rauff Ellerker, the younger, Sir Peter Vavasor, Chr. Hillierd, Thos. Metham, John Aske, Edw. Saltemarche, Robt. Crake, Walter Grymston, Chr. Thirkilde, Thos. Langton, Wm. Twats, Gervaise Cawood.
West Riding : Lord Darcy, the abbot of Kirkstall, prior of Bolton, prior of St. Oswald of Nostell, Sir Ric. Tempest, Sir Robt. Nevill, Sir Wm. Middilton, Sir Nenyan Markenfeld, Sir Wm. Mallyverer, Wm. Ingilby, Brian Hastyngs, Ant. Clyfford, Stephen Hamerton, Wm. Plompton, Rauff Reresby, Wm. Frost, Thos. Grice, Thos. Beverley, Henry Pudsey, Walter Bradford, Ric. Basford, John Lambertt.
North Riding : The abbot of Whitby, the abbot of Byland, the prior of Gisbourghe, Jas. Metcalf, John Norton of Norton, John Dawney, Roger Lassulls, Edw. Gower, Roger Cholmeley, Rauff Rokesby, John Barton, Chr. Foulthorpp, Rauff Batty, Miles Staveley, Robt. Manyll, Wm. Rokesby, Ric. Segisweke, Matthew Witham.
Mem.For like commissions to be made for York, Hull, and Scarborough, and for their liberties.
Pp. 3. Endd.
5 Jan.
riginalia Roll Hen. VIII. m. 79. chedule.)
726. Sherwood Forest.
Schedule attached to commission of 20 Feb. (see No. 119 (65) ant) :Report of the abbot of Welbeck, Sir Ric. Sacheverell, Sir Brian Stapleton, Sir John Villers, John Hereye, and Roger Grenehagh, in pursuance of the King's commission, dated 12 Nov. 23 Hen. VIII., to view the deer in Shirwood forest, and the parks of Nottingham, Beskewood, Clypston, and Thornewoods.
i. View of Beskwood, 12 Jan. 23 Hen. VIII. : 691 fallow deer, of which 151 are deer of antler; 114 red deer, of which 60 are deer of antler.
ii. View at Thorneywood, 13 Jan. : fallow deer estimated at 300, of which 90 deer of antler.
iii. View in Shirwood, 15 Jan. : at Clypston Shroggys 310 red deer, of which 70 deer of antler; at Bylley and Brykkeland, 223 red deer, of which 40 deer of antler; at Romewood and Olsland, 60 red deer, of which 30 deer of antler; at Farmeffeyld, 64 red deer, of which 15 deer of antler; at Blydworth, 128 red deer, of which 15 deer of antler; at Calverton, 146 red deer, of which 40 deer of antler; of Papylwyk, 73 red deer, of which 12 deer of antler; at Lymbe Hawys Walke, 30 red deer, of which 20 deer of antler; at Sutton Woods Walke, 90 red deer, of which 27 deer of antler; Lyndehurste Walke, 114 red deer, of which 24 deer of antler; Nomannys Woode, 148 red deer, of which 26 deer of antler; Clypstone Parke, 100 fallow deer, of which 26 deer of antler; Nottingham Little Park, 80 fallow deer, of which 15 deer of of antler.
Total fallow deer in the three parks and Thornywoods 11 hund. 31. Red deer within the forest without the parks, after 6 score to the hundred, 11 hund. 66. Red deer in Beskwood, 10 score 14. Total red deer, 13 hund. 40.
Endd. with a memorandum of the delivery of the schedule into the Exchequer, 16 Nov. 28 Hen. VIII.
15 Jan.
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727. Robert Lord Ogle and others to the Earl Of Northumberland.
At a meeting at Morpeth, 19 Dec., on receipt of the Earl's last letters, proclaimed a warden court, and summoned all who had complaints to be before us on Monday, 8 Jan., to redress the enormities committed by the men of Riddisdale and Tyndale. Were informed that Sir Thos. Percie and Sir Ingram his brother would "come and occupy the room" committed to us by your Lordship. Wrote to Sir Thos. to know his pleasure. Received a letter from him by Anthony Fenwick and Clement Shafto, which we send along with one from Sir Ingram to Sir Thos. Gray. On the 9th three poor men came to us at Morpeth as messengers from certain true commons who had risen on the Tyne. They said their neighbours had risen only to avenge themselves on the men of Riddisdale and Tyndale, for spoiling their goods. Advised them to put off their assemblies till the 11th. Rode meanwhile, and were met by part of the country, whom we moved to reformation for the past. Were told that Riddisdale had put in pledges to John Heron, and both Riddisdale and Tyndale were bound to Sir Thos. and Sir Ingram Percy since the meeting at Rothbery; that [if] they knew us to be authorised by the King's grant or the Earl's as warden, they would lay in pledges to us; but they desired respite till Saturday the 13th inst. Sir Thos. and Sir Ingram Percy are indignant at us for our services in the offices you committed to us. To prevent a disturbance, we beg that we may have authority from the King. On Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th we again spoke with those countries, and received a final answer that they were at the command of Sir Thos. and Sir Ingram Percy and John Heron. Have other things to communicate, which the bearers will disclose. Bothall, 15 Jan.
Signed : Robert OgleJhon WeddryngtonSir Roger Gray, k.
Pp. 3. Add. Endd.
17 Jan.
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728. Henry [Earl Of] Essex to Cromwell.
Has written to the Earl of Oxford, offering him his voice if he will send a proxy. Desires Cromwell to find out his pleasure concerning it. Stansted, 17 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To Master Cromwell.
17 Jan.
Camusat, 174.
729. The Bishop Of Auxerre to Du Prat.
The agents of the king of England are in great trouble because they can find no advocate in all Italy to plead their cause, and the influence of the Emperor is so great that they are often treated contrary to justice and reason.
Fr. Headed : A Mons. le Legat, du 17 Janvier 1532.
18 Jan.
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730. Treasurer's Accounts.
Receipt by Sir Brian Tuke, treasurer of the King's chamber, for 17l. 14s. 4d. from John Grene, receiver of the lordship of Hunnesdon, 18 Jan. 23 Hen. VIII. Signed.
20 Jan.
R. O. St. P. VII. 332.
731. Edw. Carne to Henry VIII.
Since writing on the 3rd, went with the ambassadors to the Pope, to tell him of the endeavours made to obtain learned men from the Italian universities, most of whom were contented to come, if it stood only with them. Those from Padua dared not come, for Venice had forbidden them. Parisius, of Bologna, had received two letters from the Emperor, and others from his ambassadors, forbidding him to act against the Queen. All these were once hired for the King.
Sir Gregory spoke to the Venetian ambassador and certain cardinals of Venice, who said the Signory would not license any one to come, without the consent of the Imperialists. The chief reader of Perusio could not come without the Pope's licence. Asked his Holiness to compel the adverse party to revoke such prohibitions, and to grant licences himself to those who would not come otherwise. He replied that he would license those within the lands of the Church, but could neither compel nor license those in the dominion of Venice. He thought Parisius of Bologna had good cause not to come, for he was born within the realm of Naples. For the reader of Perusio he caused a licence to be made straightway. Said I only wished him to compel the adverse party to revoke their unlawful request to the Dominion. Showed him that it was expressly against the law, and desired him to impute any failure to dispute at the time assigned, to the adverse party. His Holiness said that to remedy this concerned the Consistory, and desired us to apply to some of the cardinals. Applied to cardinal Ancona, and showed him the necessity of obtaining these learned men, as those in Rome durst not speak freely. Spoke also to cardinals De Monte, Fa[r]nesio and Trane.
In the Consistory on the 8th inst. the imperial Ambassador and the Queen's counsel desired expedition of the cause. Encloses a copy of their petition. The Pope called on the English ambassadors to reply, who referred to Karne. Said that hindrance had been caused by the adverse party, and desired a remedy. This petition was debated amongst the cardinals;Sanct Crucis, gidio, and Sanctorum Quatuor being against itand Farnese, Trane, and De Monte in its favor. Finally, both parties were ordered to bring their petitions in writing on the 12th inst. Sends a copy of his petition. On the 12th some said his petition was relevant, others not; and he was assigned to inform all the 27 cardinals before the 15th. Did this with the help of the ambassadors, and furnished Farnesio, Trane, and Cesis with answers to the Imperialists. Heard that Anchona, who only attends the Consistory when matters of law are handled, said that the petition was relevant. On the 15th it was concluded to allow time for preparing the disputations till the Purification of Our Lady.
When the Pope informed the ambassadors of this, they begged him to cause the Imperialists to declare to the senate of Venice that they do not wish to prohibit learned men from coming to defend the matter. He said he would speak to the imperial Ambassador and do what he could.
Received on the 18th the King's letter, dated Greenwich, 2nd inst., desiring that no act should pass here till Benet's arrival. Rome, 20 Jan. 1532.
Hol. Add.
R. O. 2. Petition of Carne to the Pope, setting forth that on 8 Jan. 1532 the Emperor's ambassador, with Jo. Aloisius, advocate for the queen of England, appeared in Consistory, and prayed that, as after many delays a term had been fixed for hearing the king's excusator, viz., the first court day after Epiphany, the cause might now be referred to D. Paulus, auditor of the Rota. Karne has used the utmost diligence to obtain the attendance of the best lawyers of Italy, but has failed from various causes; viz., at Perugia, because Vincent de Herculanis would not attend without the Pope's express licence; at Sienna, because Decius was decrepit; at Bologna and Padua, because Peter Paul Parisi, of the former, and Francischinus da Curte and Marianus Sozino, of the latter, were forbidden by the King's adversaries. Requests, therefore, that, except Decius, to whom the journey might be fatal, and Vincent, to whom licence has lately been given, the rest may have timely notice to come.
Lat., pp. 2.


  • 1. See Statute 23 Hen. VIII. c. 18.