Henry VIII: March 1532, 21-31

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

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March 1532, 21-31

21 March.
R. O.
885. Richard Coper to Cromwell.
"These wretches" have given sentence against me upon the prize, with commands to return all stuff, the ship, and 3 or 4 fardels. This is a most open wrong, "as clerly apyrys by the provans, and that I alegyd in the law syvyl and of this land." They have used me thus out of grudge to our nation. Knows no remedy unless a repressory can be got, which he fears the King and Council will be loth to grant. "Mr. Honyng has consertid (compounded?) ther with them for the shipe for 15 (or 150?) krowyns. That his yl don and has byn gret caws of my hort hyr. Yn an yl owr I knew hem." Refers Cromwell to the bearer, John Redcleff, for further information.
Hol., p. 1. Headed : "Anno 1532, the 21 day of March, in Valiadolid." Add. : Unto my singular good master, Master Cromwell, of the King's council.
21 March.
R. O. St. P. VII. 360.
886. Henry VIII. to Ghinucci, Benet, and Casale.
Has written to them of what took place in the Parliament respecting the abrogation of annates, of which many complaints had been made; and although he is not bound to make any defence, yet, out of friendship, informs the Cardinals of what has really happened. Sends a copy of the statute, for them to see all the circumstances, not to be communicated to any one until a case happens for it to take effect. You will easily see it is so conceived that such of the Cardinals who wish us well and favor us ought to rejoice at it, and those who oppose us, be sorry; and though from Christian charity we abhor retaliation, yet we are not so preposterously patient to endure injuries with equanimity to which we have hitherto submitted, such as the payment of annates. Their dexterity will be chiefly shown by explaining to the Cardinals who are moved by their interests how this statute will be to their advantage or disadvantage. If the Pope and the Cardinals complain of the annates being discussed in Parliament, you shall answer that such discussion with us is unfettered, nor can we prevent them from speaking and determining according to their opinion whatever is for the advantage of the State; that the question of annates is an old one, and the amount has become so great that the bishops have complained of it; and that very lately the bishops of York and Winchester were obliged to borrow money for the payment of their bulls, with a general complaint that such vast sums should be so expended. When the matter was brought before Parliament with clamor that it should be no longer allowed, we, desirous that the Pope should have no reason for complaint, thought it not right to refuse the advice of our Parliament, and yet, considering our friendship with his Holiness, that no statute should pass on the subject without friendly admonition and advice; and we have therefore taken care that this question of annates should be referred to our decision, and the mouth of Parliament be stopped. As our subjects do not distrust our judgment, neither ought the Pope and the Cardinals. We will set justice and truth in the first place, and friendship in the second, and whatever shall be determined by us shall remain in perpetuity. We will decide nothing hastily, but, keeping to the tenor of the statute, will diligently consider how far friendship may be satisfied. The Pope and the Cardinals may gain our friendship by truth and justice. Take care that they do not hope or despair too much from this power which has been committed to us by the statute. I do not mean to deceive them, but to tell them the fact that this statute will be to their advantage, if they show themselves deserving of it; if not, otherwise. Nothing has been defined at present, which must be to their advantage if they do not despise my friendship.
Whenever the statute is mentioned you shall instil into their ears how incessant have been our efforts to resist the importunity of our people for passing the statute; and so secretly has the whole transaction been managed that no foreign prince should know of it, or take occasion thereby to get a similar edict in his own country. You shall warn them, if they are ungrateful, that there is nothing to prevent us from making public what we have done, and leading others to follow our example. If cardinal Farnese will not accept the office of protector, let it be given to De Monte or De Tranis. We are surprised that no Cardinal has yet been designated for it. It is more necessary, since it is certain that Campeggio is to be with the Emperor and the Pope. Westm., 21 March 1531. Signed.
Lat. Add.
21 March.
R. O. St. P. VII. 364.
887. Henry VIII. to Benet and Sir Gregory Casale.
We have despatched letters in answer to your letter by Francis, touching the bishopric of Chester. Concerning the temporalities we will give you further information.
As to the gift of the temporalities, this cannot be done at once, as it would come to the knowledge of too many persons; therefore they must not demand them. As to the profits to be paid to their use, we are content to take such order, that if their promises be made good for our benefit, there shall be paid quarterly such sum of money as the fourth part of the value of the said bishopric amongst you. They must not be left to suppose that we suspect them. For the abbey to be provided to make good the yearly sum, if it does not succeed in France, it shall in our realm; but they must not forget to bring over to our side as many of the Cardinals as they can. As the Queen's counsel draw back from their defence, we think there is more reason for this, and why they should further the admission of our excusator; and in this they are to be pressed. As the Turk is really ready, and the Pope proposes to meet the Emperor on his return into Italy at Bologna or Genoa, you shall persuade the Pope to provide for his own safety; for if the Emperor got possession of him, he would sacrifice the Pope to the princes of Germany, or make Campeggio or some one else Pope in his place; and, besides, all princes would conceive that by this meeting the Pope was so much a slave to the Emperor that they would all mistrust him, and decline from him. Westm., 21 March. Signed.
Cipher. Add.
21 March.
Vit. B. XXI. 61. B. M. Pocock, II. 232.
888. A. A. [Augustine De Augustinis] to Cromwell.
Resolved, on leaving Brussels, to write no more letters to him, as it was waste of time, and no advantage accrued. Determined, however, to let him know his poverty. Begs him to remember his promises, and not impair his reputation with all men. Trusts Cromwell will not despise him; for though he may appear to be a person of no consequence, and possibly not altogether useless, twenty pounds are not so great a gift, even supposing no benefice has been vacant for the King to bestow upon him, if Cromwell will use his influence. Some days have clapsed since the English ambassador (fn. 1) arrived. He has not yet been presented to the Emperor, who is suffering from a contusion in the foot, occasioned by a fall from his horse; the inflammation has turned to erysipelas. The Turks are making great preparations by sea and land. The Emperor and the Venetians are preparing a fleet to meet them, but the latter would not suffer the Pope to impose two tithes for that purpose. Many Neapolitans and Sicilians have deserted to him, as well as others. The French king has offered 50,000 foot for the defence of Naples. Truce will be concluded between Ferdinand and the Waywode. Gives an account of an embassy sent to Constantinople, and the proceedings of the Turks. A knight of Rhodes has arrived with the Great Master to hear the Emperor's pleasure about their occupying some place in Italy or Sicily, whereby in the coming war they may protect the Christians, as Malta is toc poor a place. Laments the unwillingness of Christians to exert themselves. The duke of Saxony and the landgrave of Hesse are expected here, but the Diet will not begin till the end of next month. News of the state of Germany. Asks him, for old acquaintance sake, to write to him. Would have written to the duke of Norfolk and the bishop of Winchester, who, as he hears, has returned from France, if he did not think it was wasting labour. His friend Bonvixi, Vannes and Arundel, are to be remembered. Ratisbon, 1532, 21 March.
Hol., Lat., mutilated. Add.
22 March.
R. O. Pocock, II. 238.
889. W. Benet and Sir Gregory Casale to Henry VIII.
In behalf of Sir Andrea Casalius, who has deserved well of the King, especially at the time the bishop of London was at Bologna. Hope the King will recommend him in his letters to the Pope, who dismissed his suite at Bologna for the sake of economy, Casalius being one of that suite. Are writing to Peter Vannes the tenor of the letters they desire to have in his favor. Rome, 22 March 1532. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
22 March.
Add. MS. 8,584, f. 241. B. M.
890. Charles V. to Cardinal Of Osma.
"Thanks him for his good advice, &c. &c.
"His presence in Rome is of great advantage, which is most visible in the divorce case of the queen of England. The Pope has repeatedly promised not to delay the final decision any longer. He is to see that the Pope fulfils his promises. Cardinal's hat for Muxetula, &c. From Ratisbon, 22 March 1532.
"Endd. : To the cardinal of Osma. From Ratisbon, 22 March 1532. Goes together with the letter of the 26th of the same month."
English abstract from original draft at Simancas.
23 March.
Vit. B. XIII. 163. B. M. Pocock, II.
891. [Casale and Benet] to Henry VIII.
Received his letter by Francis the courier, and two letters touching the bpric. of Chester, with which the Old and Young man (fn. 2) are well satisfied, and they are conformable to what Casale and Benet wrote to the King on the 23rd ult. They will not, therefore, [speed] the bulls of the said bishopric, but keep them until Ely or some other see is vacant. The Old man is disappointed about the French abbey, which Francis had given to card. Tournon. We told him that my lord of Winchester had obtained a promise from the French king that you should have the next dignities vacant in France to the amount of 6,000 cr. Lest any suspicion should grow that the French king will not perform his promise, we resolved to send a servant (Hieronymo) of Sir Gregory's to stay in the French Court, to let you know when any benefices are vacant. We have told him that it is for the benefit of the prothonotary Cassalis. Insist very much on the importance of the Old man's advocacy. Give an account of the way in which he defended the cause in the Consistory, to the astonishment of Michael Maio and Musetula, the Emperor's ambassadors. Also, through his influence, the disputation will last over Easter, He promises that he will give his vote in your favor touching the Queen being cognita, and will procure others to do the same. Rome, 23 March.
Mutilated. Cipher deciphered. Add. Endd.
Ib., f. 161. 2. Copy by Tuke.
Mutilated, pp. 9.
23 March.
Vit. B. XIII. 178. B. M. Burnet, IV. 176.
892. [Benet, Carne, and Boner] to Henry VIII.
"Pleaseth it your Highness, this is to advertise the same [that sithen we,] William Benet, Edward Kerne, and Edmond Boner send our letters [of the seventh] of this present to your Highness, there hath been two disputations p[ublic, the one] on the xiij. of this, the other the xxth day of the same according to [the order] given and assigned, which was three conclusions to be disputed every [Consistory]. And what was spoken as well by your Highness' counsel for the justification of] the conclusions purposed the said xiijth, as also for the impugnation th[ereof by] the part adverse, with answers made thereunto by your Highness said [counsel] as fully as were any wise deduced, your said Highness shall perceive [by] the books sent herewithal containing the same, and also the justific[ations,] objections, and answers made in the vjth of this present according [as I, Edw.] Kerne, in my said letters promised.
"The copies of all the which [justifications,] objections, and answers, after that they were fully noted and deduc[ed in writing,] and maturely considered by your Highness' learned counsel, I, Edw[ard Kerne, did bring] to the Pope's Holiness and to the Cardinals for their better enfor[mation], and likewise did of the first always afore the Consistory, accord[ing to the] order assigned at the beginning, looking in like wise that the Queen's [counsel] should do the same; but as yet they have done nothing therein, th[ough your] Ambassadors and I have called upon the Pope many times for the sa[me. And] as concerning such things as were spoken or done for either part [in the dispu]tacions of the xxth day it is not possible for us by reason of the short[ness of time] to reduce all in good order and to send the same to your Highness at th[is time].
"Nevertheless, with all speed it shall be made ready, and sent to your Highness [by the next courier].
"After the disputation done the said xiijth of this present, the advocate of [the party] adverse did alledge that we did seeke these disputations but only [to defer] the process, protesting therefore that the Queen's counsel would [dispute no] more, and desiring therefore the Pope's Holiness and the whole Consistory [to make] process in the principal cause. Whereunto I, Edw. Kerne, sa[id that the] Pope's Holiness with the whole senate had granted the disputations a[pon] matters, and given an order that the conclusions published should be [disputed] according to the same. Whereupon I desired that forasmuch as there [remained] xvj. conclusions not disputed (which to purpose and justify with y[our Highness] counsel I would be ready at all times), that if the part adverse know[ing the] conclusions to be canonical would not confess them, and thereby avoid [disputations] that then the said part should dispute them, and upon the refusal [of both the] same the matters excusatory to be admitted by his Holiness [especially because] the said part adverse hath nothing material that could be p[erceived to let] the same. The Pope's Holiness answered that he would delib[erate upon the demand] of both parties."
Send a copy of an intimation sent by the Datary to Kerne, on the 15th inst., of the Consistory to be kept on the 20th. He desired the conclusions not already disputed to be sent to him, adding that this Consistory should be ultimus et peremptorius terminus quoad alias disputationes. Kerne took him three conclusions to be disputed, with a protestation de non recedendo ab ordine hactenus observato, of which a copy is enclosed. Took them also to Cardinal de Monte, who said that all the Consistory crieth out upon the disputations; that we had been heard sufficiently; that it was enough that we should have the fourth disputation; it was a thing never seen before, and stood not with the honour of the See to have such disputations in the Consistory, to the great disquieting of the Pope and Cardinals, especially considering the manner that is used, and that all the [conc]lusions be touched, which should content us. Reminded him of what he had promised to the Ambassador and me in the castle [of St. A]ngell on Shrove Sunday in the Pope's presence, that the conclusions should be disputed singulariter, and that I should at my pleasure choose the conclusions to be disputed; and that afterwards, on Feb. 17, the Pope, the cardinal of Ancona, and himself [too]ke direction three conclusious to be disputed every Consistory at my choice. Sent a copy of this order, with letters of 22nd ult. Reminded him also that when the order to dispute was sent to me, and I was required to send the conclusions, I protested, before I would accept it, that I would only do so if the said promise was observed; this order the Pope hitherto had approved and observed, and I neither could nor would go from it. Whereas he said that we had been heard sufficiently, I answered that audience and information of less than half a matter could not be sufficient; [if they intended to see the truth every point must be discussed]. The Cardinals had no [cause] to cry out; it was more for the honor of the See Apostolic to see such a cause as this is well and surely tried, than to proceed precipitanter, as they did at first. As to the disquieting of the Pope and Cardinals, the King was much beholden to them for their pains; but still they might ponder the pains that the King has taken for them, which was much more than for them to sit in chairs two or three hours a week to hear the justice of the King's def[ence] in this cause. As to the manner used in the disputations, he knew well that it was by the part adv[erse], which tries to "fatigate" the Consistory of the disputations, "specially by chiding and scolding, and a[lleging] laws and decisions that never were, nor spoken of by any doctor, and va[inly] contriving, (fn. 3) the time," that the Pope and Cardinals may dissolve the Consistory and not give audience; and thus they may attain their desire without good ground, and keep [under] the truth. What was spoken on our part was only for our defence, and to show the falsity of the allegations of the Queen's advocates, in which they should not be spared. On the King's behalf nothing had been said that was not grounded on law. Desired him to continue his favor, as the King's trust in him was, and that we might still have recourse to him for his aid.
The Cardinal, not yet satisfied, said that the Pope might interpret the order, that the conclusions were superfluous, impertinent, and calumnious, only [proposed] to defer the matter. Answered "that to interpretate the said order [where] it is clear out of doubt the Pope's Holiness, considering the promise made [on] Schrofe Sunday, with my protestation forsaid, and the execution of [the said] order to that time in divers consistories observed, could not by [right interpretate] the said order admitting disputation upon all the conclu[sions. And of this] I said, I find that if such alterations were made without any caus[e given of your Highness'] part, there was little certainty to be [reckoned upon amongst them. And as] touching the superfluity and impertinence of the said conclusions," I said that was the saying of the part adverse, who did not understand them, and that conclusions which they clamorously alleged to be superfluous, his Lordship at the disputation had manifestly thought otherwise of. As to their saying that the conclusions are calumnious, and proposed only to defer the process, we might make the same allegation against the other counsel, the matters being so just and clear, and yet not admitted. His Lordship said further that impedimentum allegatum erat perpetuum, because the King, ex causa reipublicœ, could not quit the realm, and quia [di]gnitas vestra est perpetua, and also quod causa requirit celeritatem. Answered that we had not said that the King could not leave England, but that he could not go ad loca tam remota as Rome, so that it was not perpetuum impedimentum. To the other showed him a [tex]te and the common opinion of doctors in a cause of matrimony inter [re]gem et reginam, which took away what he had said. He replied that it was enough if the place were [s]ure to the proctor, by the chapter Cum olim de testibus. Said that that chapter did not prove that allegation, and they mistook the text if they so understood it, for the alternative is not referred ad locum tutum, but ad ordinem citationis inchoandœ in persona principali, aut ejus procuratore; and so Petrus de Anchorano understands it. A different interpretation would be against the chapter Ex parte de appell. Then he said that Aretine saith quod sufficit quod locus sit tutus procuratori. Answered that, under his favor, Aretin saith the contrary,—quod partibus detur locus tutus assignari si poterit, et si non poterit partibus, detur procuratoribus. His Lordship then told me that I knew well he began to set forward the disputations, and he would do the best he could for the furtherance thereof. On the 19th went with the ambassadors to the Pope, and delivered him in writing what was done in the disputation of the 13th, and [then y]our ambassador was in hand with the Pope to alter the [intimation and put out] the term "peremptory," and other that were exclusory of further disputations to be had upon the said conclusions. His Holiness said that disputations was no act judicial, requiring to be [done in the Consistory], and therefore he said he would call certain congregations of Cardinals on Fr[iday and] Monday following to hear the disputations. Then I, Benet, said [that] could not stand well with the decree of the intimation, which was peremptory for any further disputations after the 20th, and asked that the word "peremptory" might be put out, alleging also that the said Friday or Monday was so near Easter that there was no time for the disputation, and that he had hitherto [observed] the Consistory for the disputations; and the Consistory cannot be unto [after Easter] if the manner of the Court be observed. Then the Pope said he might [call] a Consistory when he would, as he has done in making Cardinals, [an act] much more solemn than a disputation. To that I said he [might so] do if he would, but it would be unusual, and therefore [desired] him to consider the order before assigned, and that [the word] "peremptory" would not stand with it. The Pope then desired us to inform the cardinals Anchona and De Monte. We found the former reasonable, and he was contented that the word "peremptory" should be put out. De Monte said the Pope would promise to hear the [case] disputed in Consistory, calling thereto certain Cardinals, so that the word would not be prejudicial. Then I, Kerne, asked him if it were not prejudicial, that it might be stricken out; for I told him I would not stand to words, the writing showing the [contrary], adding that I would not dispute in this term tanquam peremp[torio, but] would manifestly show and protest that I with your other cou[nsel were] ready to defend the conclusions published according to the order g[iven and hitherto] observed; alleging that the conclusions being justified, the [matters] ought to be admitted, and that if the Pope and Cardinals [would not] give audience to me and your counsel for the manifest tr[ial and showing] of the truth, they would give us cause to complain of them, and [cry out] usque ad sidera, your ambassadors all affirming the same. Then De Monte said the Pope would provide for t[he disputations] notwithstanding the term peremptorie assigned, and in the morning [he would] speak with his Holiness and give us an answer. In the morning, the 20th inst., the said Cardinal [would that] nothing of the decree of intimation should be diminished because [the other part] had a copy thereof, but wished the Pope to give an orde[r that the word] peremptorie should be only for disputations to be had in the Con[sistory, and not in] congregations, in which congregations the conclusions remaining might be disputed; and though they had drawn out this order, yet, because [it was nothing plain], neither certain to be conformable to the former ord[er], I would have had the said Cardinal to speak to the said Datary f[or to make it as afore; and he was then contented. Howbeit the Pope's Holi]ness commanded all the other Cardinals to their places, so that I could not have the [said order], and was driven thereby either to dispute or accept the term tanquam peremptorium, or else to flee the disputations, giving occasion to [the adver]se party to say that I diffided in the justness of the matter and defence [of the] conclusions. Whereupon the ambassadors and counsel concluded that I, Kerne, should protest de non [con]sentiendo in termino tanquam peremptorio, and afterwards to proceed to the [pro]posing of the conclusions. This I did by mouth according to a copy enclosed. When I had protested, and the Pope had said "acceptamus," the Queen's [advo]cate began to protest that they would dispute no more, and desired the Pope to proceed in the principal cause. Then I, Edw. Kerne, [said] that the Pope did well perceive that the conclusions were [pub]lished and purposed, not only for them to dispute, but also for all other, [come] who would, for the information of his Holiness and the Consistory. Therefore I said that though they would not dispute, yet I was there with other your learned counsel, to propose and defend the conclusions according to the order given, and desired his Holiness to let us be heard, though the other party would not dispute. The Queen's advocate made great exclamation against this, till the Pope commanded him to be silent, and desired us to go to the conclusions; which we did. It is now determined that we shall have no more disputations in the Consistory, but the rest of the conclusions shall be disputed in special con[gre]gations before the Pope.
Will do what is best concerning the King's letters of 28. Feb., sent by Francisco, the courier, to the Pope and Kerne, for the admission of him and the matter excusatory. Rome, 23 March 1532.
Pp. 6, mutilated. In Boner's hand. Signatures lost. The mutilated passages have been supplied from Burnet.
23 March.
Add. MS. 28,584, f. 242. B. M.
893. Lope Hurtado to Charles V.
Has received the Emperor's letter of 11th inst. In the case of the queen of England, the king [of Portugal] has sent a lawyer with the information given by Don Estevan to the "casas de la relacion del crimen y cevil," and has sent Francisco de Melo to the university of Lisbon. Thinks Don Estevan will be soon despatched, as both the King and the lawyers are well disposed * * * Setubal, 23 March 1532.
Sp., pp. 3. Modern copy.
23 March.
Simancas MS.
894. May to Cobos.
Extract of a letter dated 23 March 1532.
I have written to Granvelle about the cause of England. Don Alonzo Enriquez has sent me from Naples a book that he has written in favor of the Queen, which is very good. I think that it should be sent to England.
Sp., p. 1. From a modern copy.
23 March. 895. John Joachin De Passano.
See Grants in March. No. 28.
24 March.
R. O.
896. John Gowghe to Cromwell.
I heard Rob. Up Raynold speak such naughty words of you behind your back in Calais, that, if company had not been, one of us had smarted. He says he sold you much stuff of the duke of Buckingham, for which you owe him 47 angels, "with many rigorous words that he said he had done for you before any promotion that God did send you," and threatens to come into England and tell the King and the duke of Norfolk "certain words that you should show him by for the deuk dyde a moneth." What I did was for your sake, because you love a friend of mine, Nic. Fytton. I was [not] in wages two days when he began this enterprise with me, which had like to put me from my wages again, had I not been sworn. There was one spear and three soldiers at the table, who can bear witness. Calais, Our Lady Even.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Mr. Cromwell, dwelling in the Austen Friars in London. Jottings by Cromwell on the back.
25 March.
R. O.
897. H. Marquis Of Exeter to Lord Lisle.
Sends him the indentures for the possession of the manors of Idselegh; Charleton, Langdon, and Trevisquitt, according to their agreement when Lisle was last in London. The King's manor of Greenwich, 25 March. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : My lord Lysley.
26 March.
Vienna Archives.
898. Chapuys to Charles V.
Received yesterday his letters of 29 Feb., with postscripts of 3 and 6 March.
After the Bill of the Annates was passed in the House of Lords, the proctors and deputies of the towns and communes refused it, though most of them were chosen by the King's pleasure, and he gave them to understand that in Spain and other places annates were not paid, and they had amounted in 50 years to two millions of gold. He promised also not to take any new measures against the Pope for a year, and meanwhile would treat with him. Seeing that these remonstrances were fruitless, he caused the House to divide, and some passed to his side for fear of his indignation, so that the article was agreed to, but rather more moderately than it was proposed. In a year the Pope will only take as annates a 20th part of what he formerly had; and if the Pope refuses, the two archbishops will have the power of conferring dignities and of consecrating, or, in their stead, two bishops appointed by the King. These practices and others are notorious, but the King and his party try in every way to conceal the truth. Norfolk called the other day on the Nuncio, and tried to persuade him, with great protestations of speaking the truth, that it was the people who had urged on this affair of the annates, and that they had formerly proposed other measures against the Pope, but the King had defended the rights and authority of his Holiness. As to the annates, it was in the King's power to do as he pleased in the name of his people, and it rested with the Pope himself whether he should enjoy the annates and his other prerogatives in the kingdom. He assured the Nuncio of all this on his honor, and asked him to inform the Pope. The Nuncio, in reply, spoke of the conduct of the King and the Court; which was very different to what the Duke said. To which the Duke could only reply, that he was not speaking of means, but of results, and did not wish to enter into a dispute.
Was visited to-day by the French ambassador, who, he thinks, was asked to try to make him believe the same story. Supposes he will write to his master, as they wish here, but the Nuncio says that he shall write the truth.
The French ambassador tells him that the Scotch ambassadors are going to France to ask for a wife for their master, but he thinks they will not obtain one of the King's daughters, but probably the daughter of Vendome or of Guise, or the sister of the prince of Navarre. He also spoke of Mons. de Savoye, blaming him for having accepted the county of Aste, as the French king could not renounce either that or the duchy of Milan, which did not belong to him, but were the patrimony of his children. London, 26 March '32.
Fr. From a modern copy.
26 March.
R. O.
899. Eliz. Horne to Cromwell.
On Sunday before the Annunciation I received your letter, wondering I should take possession of an estate, supposing my term was expired. The prior of Frideswide, Oxford, long before the Dean died, made a lease of the farm to my husband, John Horne, for a term of 40 years; and I, as his executrix, have occupied it till I received your letter, without any discharge to the contrary. I have let it to Chr. Tailior, an old man, very poor, who has been at great cost in repairing the same, who is now dependent on his son, his servant in the said farm. If he should be shortly driven out without warning, both would be undone. Sarysden, the day after the Annunciation of Our Lady.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : One of the King's Council. Endd.

R. O.
900. Widow Horne.
Concerning her three sons, John, Philip, and Rob. Horne, touching some dispute with a man named Huxley, in some family matters at Christmas, and complaining that a servant of Huxley's would have slain her.
P. 1. Endd.
26 March.
R. O.
901. Sir Wm. Weston, Prior of St. John's, to Sir Giles Russell, Commander of Baseforthe and Dyngley.
Writes in favor of John Launde, an old servant of the religion, who holds by copy [a tenement] called Freres, of Russell's commandry. Russell cannot legally ask a noble more than the copy states. St. John's, Clerkenwell, 26 March. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd. : Made answer, 3 May 1532.
[27 Mar.?]
R. O.
902. Sir John Gage to Cromwell.
Received this Wednesday, at 12 o'clock, the obligation which he left with Cromwell yesterday. The bearer told him nothing of his mind, and Cromwell must write if he wants anything done. Wishes him a merry Easter. At the Charterhouse.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To, &c. Mr. Cromwell, one of the King's most honorable Council.
28 March.
Add. MS. 28,584, f. 244. B. M.
903. Charles V. to the Cardinal Of Osma.
"Has not to add anything concerning his conversation with the Legate.
"Thanks him for his advice. Has already informed the king of France that the Turks are coming. Has sent also a special request to the king of France, begging him that if he is requested by the Pope he will lend his galleys, without, however, embarking soldiers in them. Has further asked the king of France to contribute money, not an army. The Pope intends to send a legate to France. Does not think that it is necessary, but if the Pope and the Cardinals wish to send the cardinal Salviati, they may do so. But one thing the Pope and the College of Cardinals must understand, viz., that on no condition either the king of France or the king of England are to send an army or a fleet to take part in the enterprise. They are to contribute money. Thanks the Pope for his love toward him. From Ratisbon, 28 March 1532.
"Endd. : To the card. of Osma. From Ratisbon, 28 March 1532."
English abstract from original draft at Simancas.
28 March.
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904. Henry VIII.'s College, Oxford.
Lease by John Hygdon, dean, and the canons of Henry VIII.'s College at Oxford, to Robt. Jenour, of the manor and parsonage of Berners, in Brenchesley, Kent, for 30 years, at a rent of 14l. 13s. 4d.
Draft, paper roll.
28 March.
R. O.
905. The Duke Of Richmond to Henry VIII.
Recommends Matthew Boynton, his late servant, to the favor of his Majesty. Hatfield, v. cal. April.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add. Endd.
R. O. 2. Modern copy.
29 March.
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906. John Chapman to Thomas Stepkyng.
Recommends himself to Stepkyng and his wife. Writes to give him news of their voyage from London to Bordeaux. Left Gravesend on the 16th March. On the 17th passed over the Land's End and through the Downs, where they found riding the Maudelane of Deptford. At the South Foreland met Mr. Spertt's small pinnace, and in the Dover Road the Sweppestake. The wind being contrary, went to Cowmer, and while waiting there for the tide, saw two Bretons coming from the west. One was a ship of 150 tons, full of ordnance. Prepared his ship and the Mare Nekoll to board her, but she surrendered, and he took her into Cowmer. Her crew were Frenchmen, Bretons, Portingales, Black Moors, and others. As their answer was reasonable, did them no harm, and went on to Rye, where he heard ill tidings of men being taken in the Narrow Seas, and especially in the Trade upon the coast of Brittany. Did not believe it, but went on. On the 23rd there came to Rye a passage boat from Dieppe, from whom Chapman heard that the night before he left Dieppe two Scotch men-of-war departed, well appointed with men and ordnance. Two were intended to go into the Trade, and the others to lie on the English coast and keep the Narrow Seas. Did not put much faith in these reports, and departed on the night of the 24th, in company of the Mare Forten. On the 25th were chased by a tall ship of war, but escaped. On the 26th saw three ships of war near Starte, and was obliged to run into Foye. The ships still lie on and off the coast, so that no man dares look out. An honest merchant of this town tells him that on his way home from Bourdeaux he saw four Scotch men-of-war take 14 English ships and a great Spaniard of 300 [tons], laden with English goods. He found out from certain Bretons who were in his company that they were three ships of London,—one new ship of six or seven score, the Wylliam, of Hull, two ships of Dartmouth, one of Lyme, "two schepes, Hopsam" (ships of Topsham?), and four more whose names and places are not known. One of the men who brought the news and can certify it, is Fpelop (sic) Roslay, merchant and owner of a ship at Bordeaux. If his ship had not been of Breton make it would have been taken, for he went on shore, and sent four Bretons to take care of the ship, who told the Scots that it was theirs. He thus escaped, and came in the night to Falmouth. Another is Ric. Qwenant, master and owner of a ship of Low, and John Bygot, also owner of a ship of Low. They sent men on board the Scotch ships to ask if the prisoners could be ransomed, after the old custom of the sea, at 20s. a mariner, and 40s. a master; but they will put none to ransom. Does not know what they mean by it. The Scotch ships have also chased into Brest the Kateren Prow, the Antone Kydman, the Ussye, of Mr. Torneboll, and others, to the number of 9 or 10. One of the Scotch ships is a ship of 12 score, and the others are of 100 apiece. There are others at Scilly and the Land's End and in the Narrow Sea. Asks what he is to do. Sees continually men-of-war looking out for their prey. Has much ado to keep the company together, for they are not inclined to go further, except for war. If Stepkyng can get a commission through Mr. Stow, there are men enough here to send her away.
The Mare Forten is in his company, and bears the third of the cost of the bearer, Robert Wodde, who can tell him more. Asks that he may be sent back with money, which waxes very scarce with them. Foye, 29 March 1532. (fn. 4)
Hol., pp. 3. Add. : To the worshipful Mr. Thomas Stepkyng, in St. Katherine's, London.

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907. Whitby Abbey.
"Articles against Gregory Conyers for Whitby Abbey," accusing him of oppressing poor widows, misleading the Abbot, and various intrigues in the monastery, in violation of past engagements.
ii. Articles of Dan Robert Wodhus, prior of Whitby, against the Abbot and Gregory Conyers, citing an agreement made in 19 Hen. VIII. by Gregory Conyers, that John Hexham, prior of Middilsburgh, should be abbot of Whitby; Will. Johnson, bursar; Will. Clerkson, prior of Medilsburgh and Newham; and Ric. Hope, kitchener and proctor of the parish church; for recognition of which Gregory was to have a tithe-corn of Newham and Dunsley.
"Memorandum.—The 23rd year of the reign of our sovereign lord king Henry VIII., after the convocation, when our master come home, I, Dan Robert Wodhus, prior, demanded 'What news?' And he said 'Evil news; for the King's grace was ruled by one common stued huer, Anne Bullan, who made all the spiritualty to be beggared, and the temporalty also.' Also, another time when he come from York, he told the said Prior of a man that preached, and said, when the great wind rose in the west we should have news afterward. And he asked what that was. And he said, a great man told him at York, and if he knew as much as three in England he could tell what those news were. And he asked what they were; and he said, the duke of Norfolk, the earl of Wiltshire, and the common stued huer, Anne Bullan."
Pp. 4.

Add. MS. 28,584, f. 245. B. M.
908. The Emperor's Correspondence.
"M. Mai sobre la causa de Ynglaterra."
After I saw the discussion of the conclusions was being prolonged, and I had given them (the conclusions) up, as I wrote in my last, they obtained that only two consistories discussed. Then I insisted that they should not postpone (dexassen) them any more; and this was done. The Pope ordered the Commissary to be ready, and though neither I nor the lawyers were at the two last discussions, I found out what was said, and it all came to nothing.
On pressing the relator to make the relation in the Consistory, a new difficulty has arisen, because they say they do not wish the Rota to refer it, as they (the Rota) suspect it. Some of the Cardinals think the same, and I thought I should lose my senses with them and the Pope, as many inconveniences will ensue. One of which is that justice is less certain, if the Cardinals alone have to vote, than if they vote after hearing the vote of the Rota; and another is, that what is done at this intermediate stage will be done in the principal case, and it is not good to put a matter of such importance to the vote.
When the evocation of the cause was gained here, the English asked that it might be committed to the Consistory without the Rota. On this we raised our cries to Heaven, and gained our point. Now they try to do the same, because a judgment by the Consistory is a judgment by faction (parcialidad). The Pope is in great trouble; for, on the one hand, he wishes to do justice, and, on the other, he does not for fear of losing his friends. While he is undecided, the English take courage, and invent all the tricks in the world. I do not wish to proceed further till I have consulted the Emperor, and would be glad if it were committed to some one else. I hope for nothing good from the Consistory apart from the Rota. Though the Consistory is not obliged to follow the vote of the Rota, the latter is of such authority that few will dare to oppose it.
I fear they will challenge some of the Emperor's servants in the Rota as suspect, and while this is being discussed the time will pass, which is always a gain to them.
Others say that they will produce a mandate to appear and decline the judgment of Rome; in which case the letters, for which I wrote to ask the Emperor will be of service. I fear the case will last till the vacation, as there are only two months of audiences. The Pope, however, assures me that I need not fear it; but I cannot help doing so, seeing that diligence is of no use.
I intend to persevere to the end in pressing the suit, with the help of all the depositions and acts from Spain.
The case has now resolved itself into this, that the Commissary will make relation of all that has passed, but not of the votes of the Rota, of which no mention will be made. I am not content with this, and try to revoke it, so that the relation may be made as usual. The course proposed will be very prejudicial.
Sp., pp. 4. Modern copy.
Add. MS. 28,584, f. 247. B. M. 2. "De M. Mai sobre la causa de Ynglaterra."
I wrote in another letter that when the conclusions in the divorce case were disputed, they told me that the Rota had only to refer the "procesado," not their votes nor decision. Although their vote is worth nothing when the case comes before the Consistory, still their reputation is such that the Consistory rarely contradicts their sentence. The English have therefore determined to deprive us of it, not only for the sake of this article but of all the others which may follow and the principal cause also.
They have been working at this for four years, and I have always prevented them, thinking that the safety of the cause rests with the Rota, which contains lawyers and good men, who value their reputations in the hope of being made Cardinals. They are practised in hearing cases, understand the informations, and raise doubts. There is nothing of this kind in the Consistory, where there are many who are not lawyers, others factious and vain, others with a mad desire of the popedom (locura del pontificado), who have no other object except to do what they think will advance them thereto. I have made great instance with the Pope not to consent to this, and two or three times I have given him to understand that he has acknowledged it. Told him he might die, and his successor not be so secure, or that, perhaps, on this account, the election might be conducted with more passion and simony. Repeated to him what I had always said during past years; and, as nothing was alleged except the complaints of the English, told him that I should complain also; and as he had hitherto during the process given all decisions in the King's favor, in the judgment (judicar), unless he would give them in favor of the Queen, at least he ought to do justice as he had promised. Muscettola proposed certain methods (movio ciertos medias), and I said to him that he should take none, at least without the Emperor's order, and, as they had deprived me of the Rota, I had not much confidence in the case.
The Pope summoned the cardinals Monte and Ancona to Council (Mando el P. juntar a los Card. de M. y de A.) I went to inform them, and they are determined not to allow the Rota to state their opinion. Muscettola and I being with them before the Pope, I told them all I thought, and it nearly ended in a quarrel; for they alleged nothing conclusive against me, saying that the matter was at the Pope's will. Replied that we should be injured and injustice done by a departure from the usual course. They remained with the Pope, and did not alter their determination (resolvieronse en lo mismo).
I see that we shall gain this article without the Rota, but I fear that tricks will not be wanting when we come to the other articles.
Muscettola says we may comfort ourselves that it is settled to hold the cause in Rome (harto es tener); but I cannot be patient. I have called the proctors and lawyers of the Emperor and the Queen, and tomorrow they will give an account to Mugetala and me. I am sure justice is on our side, but not sure that we shall get it.
Time is passing, and the vacation begins on July 1; but I consider this article as important as the whole cause. After the lawyers have been heard, I shall have recourse to the Pope and Cardinals, and see what can be done. I shall agree to nothing unless I am ordered.
Sp., pp. 4. Modern copy.
March./Grants. 909. Grants in March 1532.
1. Sir John Gifford. Lease of the manor or lordship of Patyngham, Staff., and all demesne lands, &c. thereto belonging, with reservations; for the term of 21 years from Mich. A.D. 1536, on the expiration of a lease of the premises granted by patent 9 Oct. 7 Hen. VIII. to Nicholas Bradshawe; at the annual rent of 25l. 3s., and 3s. 4d. of increase. Westm., 1 March. —Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 31.
2. John Baptyste Comyn, (fn. 5) a native of Genoa. Grant of the office of dyer to the King, with the usual fees. 29 Feb. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 4 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 35.
3. John Jenkyns and Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heir of Elizabeth Spelman. Livery of lands. Hampton Court, 6 Dec. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 March. —P.S.
4. Cuthbert Ogle, clk. Licence to absent himself from his benefice of Forde, Durham dioc., and to receive to farm, during his life or for a term of years, lands, tenements, &c., or rectories and other benefices, not exceeding the annual value of 100 marks according to the taxation of tithes, notwithstanding the statute 21 Hen. VIII. Westm., 4 March 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 35.
5. Sir John Dudley. Grant of one messuage, 100 acres of land in Kyngesnorton, one messuage, 20 acres of land in Fekyngham, two burgages or messuages in the city of Worcester, and one messuage, 140 acres of land in Clevys (Worc.), lately belonging to Richard Norton, deceased, during the minority of Anthony Norton, son and heir of the said Richard, with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Westm., 5 Feb. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Feb.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 32.
6. Robert Donyngton, Robert Wilcokks, and Henry Harper. Grant of the next presentation to the parish church of St. Mary and Peter in the skivinage of the town of Calais, Canterbury dioc. Westm., 27 Feb. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 35.
7. John bishop of Bath and Wells. Pardon for the escape of Thomas Benett, late of Yvelchester (Ilchester), Somers., yeoman, Thomas Davyson, of the same, husbandman, John Jones of the same, yeoman, Thos. Budde of the same, husbandman, Wm. Frye of the same, husbandman, Richard Pollard of the same, yeoman, and William Goslyng of the same, husbandman, who were committed to his custody as clerks attainted or convicts for certain felonies proved against them before the justices of gaol delivery for the county gaol, as appears by an inquisition taken at Wells on Thursday after Epiphany 23 Hen. VIII. before Sir William Stourton, Thomas Jobbes, Thomas Clerke, William Brent, William Pourtman, James Hadley, John Browne, and John Porter, justices of the peace in said co. Westm., 26 Feb. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 32.
8. Flintshire : Commission to Sir Will. Standley, Geo. Ravenscroft, and Peter Stanley, to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heirs of Fulk Hope and Hector Gryffyth. Westm., 5 March.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p 1, m. 32d.
9. Commission of the Peace.
Beds : Sir Thos. More, chancellor, Thos. duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Thos. earl of Wiltshire, J. bishop of Lincoln, Will. prior of St. John's of Jerusalem in England, Geo. lord Cobham, Edm. lord Bray, Sir Rob. Norwich, Sir Ric. Lister, Sir Hen. Grey, Sir John Mordaunt, Sir Francis Bryan, Sir John Russell, sen., Sir John Seyntjohn, Sir Will. Gascoygn, Sir Michael Fyssher, Walter Luke, serjeant-at-law, John Gostwyke, Reginald Grey, Thos. Fitzhugh, Nic. Hardyng, Simon Fitz. Westm., 5 March.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p 1, m. 5d.
10. Robert Paynton of Baryngton, Glouc., miller. Pardon for having, on the 13 Oct. 22 Hen. VIII., broken the house and mill of William Taylour at Ascott, Oxon, and taken away certain articles of clothing belonging to the said William. Westm., 7 March 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 34.
11. John Baker. Lease of all the demesne lands, meadows, and pastures belonging to the manor of Hynton, parcel of the earldom of March, Heref., with reservations; at the annual rent of 44s., and 2s. 8d. of increase. Westm. 11 Mar.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 33.
12. Derbyshire : Commission to Sir Hen. Sacheverell, Sir Nic. Shelley, and Ant. Babyngton, to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of John Willyamson, sen., late of Notingham. Westm., 11 March.— Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 32d.
13. Thomas ap Gwilliam, one of the yeomen ushers of the King's chamber. Lease of the site of the manor of Fownehope, Heref., with all demesue lands, &c. in Fownehope, and a close there called "the Old Parke," which Jevan Saunt, late farmer there, held, parcel of the lands of the late earl of Warwick, with reservations; for the term of 21 years from Mich. A.D. 1538, on the expiration of a certain lease of the premises granted to Sir Walter Devereux lord Ferrers by Sir Edward Belknap, general surveyor of Crown lands, by an indenture dated 16 July 9 Hen. VIII., at the annual rent of 17l., and 20d. of increase. Westm., 12 Mar.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 30.
14. Sir Walter Devereux lord Ferrars, Lease of the manor or castle of Snodhull, Heref., lately held to farm by Ric. Herbert, of the lands of the late earl of Warwick, for 21 years after the expiry at Michaelmas A.D. 1538 of a former lease dated 16 July 9 Hen. VIII.; at a rent of 9l. 6s. 8d., and 12d. increase. Del. Westm., 14 March 23 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 32.
15. Worcestershire : Commission to John Dyngley, Will. Gower, Ralph Sheldon, and Will. Middelmore, to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of John Beaufoo. Westm., 15 March.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 32d.
16. Nicholas Hubowld and Dorothy his wife. Licence to alienate the manors of Magna Chilworth, Parva Chilworth, Combe Garnon, and 10 messuages, 5 cottages, 4 tofts, 1000 acres of land, 400 acres of meadow, 500 acres of pasture, 100 acres of wood, 200 acres of furze and heath, and 20s. rent in said places, to Sir George Throgmerton, John Hubowld, Edward Conwey, and William Sparrey, to be regranted to the said Nicholas and Dorothy, and the heirs of their bodies, with contingent remainder to the heirs of the said Dorothy for ever. Westm., 16 March. —Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 13.
17. John Kyngismell. Grant of the lands and custody of the person of John Seale, who is an idiot, from Mich. 20 Hen. VIII., during the life of the said John Seale. Westm., 16 March.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16.
18. Sir Francis Bryan and Sir John Dudley, son and heir of Edmund Dudley. Grant, in survivorship, of the offices of constable of Warwicke castle, and constable of the lordship, manor, town, or borough of Warwik, with a messuage or mansion in Warwik called "le Steward's Place," and fees of 10l. a year as constable of the said castle, and 10 marks a year as steward of the said lordship; and the office of keeper of the manor or lordship of Gooderest, with the garden and waters in Weggenoke park, with fees of 4d. a day; the fees in all the above offices to be payable out of the issues of the said manor of Warwick, and of the manors of Snyterfeld, Kyngton, Barkeswell, Moreton, Lighterne, Claredon, and Henley Ardern, Warw. Also the office of keeper or parker of Weggenoke park, Warw., with fees of 6d. a day, and the appointment of inferior officers, in the same way as Edward Belknappe or any other held that office; the said fees of 6d. a day to be payable out of the issues of the said manors of Warwick, Snyterfeld, Kyngton, Berkeswell, Moreton, Weggenoke, Claredon, and Henley. Also the office of master of the hunt of deer, hares, coneys, &c. in Weggenoke park, with the usual fees; and the herbage and pannage of the said park, and fishery in the same, at the annual rent of 10 marks, payable to the receiver of Warwik's londs.
This patent is granted on surrender by the said Francis of patent 4 Dec. 20 Hen. VIII., granting the premises to him and Thomas marquis of Dorset, now deceased. Westm., 29 Feb. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 16 Mar. —P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 34.
19. Gabryell de Vale. Licence to export 40 qrs. of beans, 40 qrs. of oats, and 40 qrs. of barley, between this date and the 29 Sept. following, for the expences of the household of Mons. de Shataeu Bryan (Chateaubriand), governor of Brytayne. Del. Westm., 16 March 23 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
20. Mortmain licence to the mayor, burgesses, and commonalty of Bristol to acquire the house or hospital of St. Bartholomew in Bristol, and all possessions which are held to be parcels thereof, or which George Croft, the King's chaplain, master of the said hospital, held in right of the same, in the said town of Bristol, and in the parish of Clifton, Stapulton, Godbury, and Wikewarr, or elsewhere in the county of the said town, Glouc., or elsewhere in England, to the annual value of 40l. from Sir Thomas West, lord Lawarr, patron and founder of the said hospital, and the said George Croft, the master and custos of the said house, and the brethren and sisters of the same.
This patent is granted in consideration of the purpose of the said Thomas West and George Croft, and of Robert Thorne, Nicholas Thorne of Bristol, and John Godrich, clk., executor of Robert Thorne, deceased, for the foundation and support of a grammar school in the said town of Bristol, or in the suburbs thereof. Westm., 2 March 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 17 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 36.
21. Sir John Gage and Philippa his wife, Edmund and James Gage. Licence to alienate the manor of Aston Clynton alias Aston Chewerey, and 30 messuages, 500 acres of land, 200 acres of meadow, 500 acres of pasture, 100 acres of wood, 300 acres of furze and heath, and 4l. rent, in Aston Clynton, Blokelond, and Wendover (Bucks), to Margaret countess of Salisbury, Reginald Pole, Richard Lyster, chief baron of the Exchequer, John Skewes, Nicholas Hardyng, Oliver Frankleyn, and John Newton, clk., to hold to them and the heirs of the said countess for ever. Westm., 18 March.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 21.
22. Roger Norton, clk, B.A. Presentation to the parish church of Hemswell (Linc. dioc.), vice John Maltby, clk., resigned. Westm., 16 March 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 March. P.S.—Pat. p. 1, m. 32.
23. Commission of the Peace.
Northumberland : Sir Thos. More, C., Thos. duke of Norfolk, Charles duke of Suffolk, Thos. earl of Wiltshire, Hen. earl of Northumberland, Ralph earl of Westmoreland, Hen. earl of Cumberland, Will. ld. Dacre of Gillesland, Sir Will. Fitzwilliam, jun., John Spelman, Humph. Broune, serjeant-at-law, Thos. Percy, Ingelram Percy, Thos. prior of Durham, Thos. Magnus, clk., Sir Thos. Clifford, Sir Will. Bulmer, Sir Thos. Tempest, Sir Chr. Dacre, Sir Will. Hylton, Sir Will. Heron, Sir Thos. Wharton, Sir Ralph Fenwyke, Sir John Hern of Chipchese, Sir Will. Ogle, Cuthbert Ratclif, Roger Lassells, John Norton, Rob. Bowes, Thos. Horseley, Lionel Grey, John Bednell, Rob. Menyll, Rob. Claveryng, Rob. Colyngwode of Esselyngton, Thos. Strangwayes, Will. Carnaby, John Bentley, Will. Danby. Westm., 19 March.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 6d.
Commissions post mortem.
24. Derbyshire : To Sir Godfrey Fuljambe, Sir John Markham, Sir Nic. Stirley, Sir John Dunham, Sir John Myners and Nic. Stirley of Lynby, to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of John Herdwyke.
25. Yorkshire : To Sir John Constable, Sir Ralph Ellerker, Ric. Smethley, Thos. Ellerker, Will. Hungate, jun., and Philip Myffyn, to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of Sir John Skevyngton.
Westm., 20 March.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 32d.
26. Nicholas Willoughby. Custody of an annual rent of 20 marks from the manor of Ubeton Lovell, Wilts, late of Roger Frampton, deceased, during the minority of John Frampton, kinsman and heir of the said Roger, viz., son of Edward, brother of the said Roger; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Westm., 12 March 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 31.
27. Edward Fynch, M.D. Licence to leave the country with four servants, five horses or geldings, and baggage. Westm., 21 March 23 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
28. John Joachin de Passano, Licence to export 20 tuns of beer. Westm., 21 March 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 23 March.—P.S.
29. William Barlee, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Bugbroke, Northt., Linc. dioc. Westm., 21 March 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 30.
30. Wm. Butt, M.D., the King's physician, and Wm. Butt, his son. Grant in reversion of a corrody in the monastery of Ramsey, Hunts, upon surrender by Roger Ratcliff, gentleman usher of the Privy Chamber. Westm., 23 March 23 Hen. VIII.—P.S.
31. Richard Fletcher and Ursula his wife. Licence to enfeoff Francis Hall, jun., Robert Hall, Humphrey Wyngfeld, and John Meryng, and their heirs, to the use of Francis Hall, sen., and his heirs for ever, of the manor of Hareby, and 2 messuages, 200 acres of land, 30 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, and 40s. rent in Hareby and Grantham, Linc. Westm., 26 March. — Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18.
32. Richard Rich. Grant of the office of clerk of all recognizances of debt which shall be taken before the chief justices of the Common Pleas and the King's Bench, or, in their absence out of term, by the mayor of the staple of Westminster and the recorder of London, according to the statute 23 Hen. VIII. [cap. 6]; the said Richard to have 3s. 4d. for the making, writing, and inrolment of every such recognizance, and 20d. for the certification of the same. Westm., 22 March.— 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 March.— P.S. — Vacated on personal surrender 18 Feb. 27 Hen. VIII. in order that another patent might be granted to the said Richard and one John Cooke.—Pat. p. 2, m. 35.
33. Gaspar Faulconell, native of Italy. Licence to depart out of this country with one horse and baggage. Greenwich, 24 March 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 27 March.—P.S.
34. John bishop of Exeter, and Richard Hill, serjeant of the King's cellar. Grant of the next presentation to the monastery, priory, or place of Tiwardreth, Cornw. Greenwich, 28 March 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 31. Also enrolled on m. 36.
35. Francis de Bardy, merchant of Florence alias of London, alias Checot de Barde, merchant of Florence. Protection as being in the suite of John Bourghchier lord Berners, deputy of Calais. Greenwich, 28 March 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 30 March.—P.S.
36. Sir George Nevyle lord Bergevenny. Licence to enfeoff Sir Henry lord Courteney, marquis of Exeter, Sir Robert Ratclyff earl of Sussex, Sir George Hastynges earl of Huntyngdon, Henry Stafford lord Stafford, Sir Henry Pole lord Mountagew, Francis Hastynges lord Hastynges, son and heir apparent of the said lord Mountagew, Sir Thos. Nevyle, Sir Edw. Nevyle, Sir Edmund Walsyngham, lieutenant of the Tower of London, John Seyntlieger, son and heir apparent of Sir George Seyntlieger, Anthony Seyntlieger, John Baker, recorder of London, George Whetenall, William Walsyngham, one of the under-sheriffs of the said city, Thos. Roydon, Ric. Clifford, their heirs and assigns, to the use of the said Sir George Nevyle lord Bergevenny, his heirs and assigns for ever, with the view of fulfilling the will of the said George, of the manor or lordship of Birlyng, and certain lands, &c. in Birlyng, Ryarshe, and Adyngton, Kent, with the advowson of Birlyng church, lately belonging to Robert the abbot, and the convent of the exempt monastery of St. Saviour, Bermonsey, and also the rectory of the church of All Saints, Birlyng, with the tithes and advowson of the vicarage, and all lands and tenements inclosed in said parks, lately belonging to Sir Matthew Browne, and all other lands and tenements emparked or inclosed therein; which premises the said lord Bergevenny lately held to himself and his heirs by grant of the King, as appears by charter 1 April 21 Hen. VIII., and also certain lands in Birlyng, Ryers, Adyngton, and Throsley, lately belonging to Reginald Pekham. Westm., (fn. 6) — March.—Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 18.


  • 1. Sir Thomas Elyot.
  • 2. The cardinals of Ancona and Ravenna.
  • 3. Burnet reads "continuing;" but the word clearly reads "contryuing."
  • 4. Date at the head of the letter.
  • 5. "Cemyn" in Patent Roll.
  • 6. Blank in roll.