Henry VIII: May 1532, 16-31

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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May 1532, 16-31

16 May.
R. O. Pocock, II. 257. Wilkins, III. 754.
1023. Convocation.
Submission of the clergy to the King as to the holding of provincial councils, made 15 May 1532, promising not to execute any new canons or constitutions provincial without the royal assent and authority, and consenting to the revision of those already made. Presented to the King at Westminster, 16 May, in the presence of George lord Bergavenny, John lord Huse, John lord Mordaunt, Sir Will. Fitzwilliam, and Thos. Cromwell.
Pp. 6. Modern copy.
R. O. 2. Copy of a draft of the preceding, with some verbal differences.
Pp. 2. Endd. by Wriothesley : The submission of the clergy to the King's highness.
R. O. 3. Contemporaneous copy of 1, without the witnesses.
Pp. 2.
16 May.
Simancas MS.
1024. Ynigo Lopez, Cardinal of Burgos, to .
Extract from a letter, dated 16 May 1532.
The cause of England goes on slowly, and will do so for some time, as he thinks, because there are some who think what may be said about it less inconvenient than what they fear may be done. Has spoken freely to the Pope, but without much effect. Does not know if this way will prove shorter than that which they take now.
Sp., p. 1. Modern copy.
16 May.
R. O. St. P. VII. 370.
1025. E. Foxe to Benet.
Forwards a letter from the bishop of Winchester, (fn. 1) which he cannot follow up, as he has the gout, and is compelled to retire to Esher. Sends another bill for 300 ducats. My lord of Sussex is one of the King's privy council, and much beloved by Norfolk. You can move the Pope to be as favorable unto him as you wrote in your letter of the 29th he was in granting the duke of Suffolk's dispensation. He will also receive a bill for 300 ducats for Poynings' dispensation, which Norfolk is contented to pass. Sends letters from Wolman and Heretage; for the expedition of whose suit he is anxious. Sir Thomas More has resigned the chancellorship, and Parliament is prorogued until the 5th Nov. You are to understand, for the furtherance of Sir Gregory's matter, that he would have left Rome in consequence of the injuries the Pope does him, had not the King desired him to remain. Thanks Carne for his perfumed gloves. Sends to Bonner a packet of letters from Dr. Bagott. London, 16 May. Signed.
Partly in his own hand. Add.
16 May.
R. O.
1026. Chr. Jenney to Cromwell.
By the absence of my brother, John Jenney, I could make no payment to the King, as Mr. Rich knows, at which I am somewhat disquieted. I would not trouble you with Mr. Tuke, and therefore I got another friend of mine to obtain his favor in sparing the King's suit against me till next term, when I trust to make some provision of money. If you will have me in remembrance to the King, I will reward your pains. 16 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Council. Endd.
16 May.
R. O. Pocock, II. 259.
1027. A. A[ugustine] to Cromwell.
If you were as solicitous in my interests as I in yours, my business would certainly have been done long ago, and I would not have troubled you by the urgency of my letters. But you in your great prosperity neither see nor imagine my necessity. I wish you would remember what you used to say to me and others, that our right reverend master (Wolsey) was hated for nothing but his procrastination, and for his many words without deeds. I hope you will not imitate him in this, but rather imitate yourself, an excellent man, observant of promises, ready to do a kindness, and truly worthy the favor of such a prince.
The Emperor, who, as I wrote before, intended to have gone hunting for eight days to a place four German miles off, the day after he went with the other princes to the church of the Dominicans, was taken with a sudden pain in the evening, from an outbreak of humor from an imposthume in the leg. It was a consolation to the Emperor that Maximilian, and his father Philip, and lady Margaret had suffered in like manner in their shins. Next day he was attended by the bishop of Bagnarea, an able surgeon, who drew off the humor, and promises he will soon be well. Nothing certain is known about the coming of the Turk, nor is likely to be during June. No fears are entertained by sea.
The diet (conventus) at Swynforth ended without coming to any agreement. The Elector Palatine and the arch bp. of Mayence, who will meet his brother the elector of Brandenburg upon the way, are expected within four days. Frederic, the count palatine, and Othericus duke of Brunswick, have already gone to meet him. A rumor, however, prevails, that the Lutheran princes will hold a meeting at Coberch, on the confines of Saxony and Franconia; and this they do, as I have already written, in order that they may put off their answer till they know for certain about the coming of the Turks. Don Peter de la Cueva, and the others who were sent, as I wrote on the 27th, by the Emperor and king of the Romans, to Posen, in Hungary, have returned. The Nuncio has returned by a shorter route, viz., by Frjus (Forum Julii), into Italy. They have done nothing but dissolve the Rachos ("illud Rachos"qu. Rathhaus ?) of the whole kingdom of Hungary, quite to the satisfaction of the king of the Romans and the Waywode. (fn. 2)
The Spanish traitor, Ringonus, of whom I wrote in my first letter, got on board a galley at Venice, bound for Segna in Dalmatia, that he might go to the Waywode, pretending a commission from his King to arrange matters beween the king of the Romans and the Waywode. It is said he has already left Segna. Albert, of the line of the marquises of Brandenburg, formerly master of the Teutonic Order, and now calling himself duke of Prussia, has been put under the ban of the empire. He is the brother of George marquis of Brandenburg, and uncle of the elector of Mayence and of the elector Joachin. Having been a heretic for seven years, he has married the daughter of the duke of Holstein, who was made king of Denmark on the deposition of Christiern. I know well, but will not relate, the origin of that Order, and how they conquered Prussia from the Heathen, and made long wars with the Poles. Some think he will be little injured by this edict. The king of Poland, whose nephew he is by a sister still alive, does not wish to oppose him; "ac ei licet contra su (?) feudatariam reddiderit Prusiam, cognati ejus unanimiter illi adversantur de magistratu Livoni," and the other knights of the Order also, who can be nothing but German nobles. "De successu Christierni Regis Daci, cum nobis sit propior tibi recensere non immoror." Ratisbon, 16 May 1532. Signed : "Tui devotiss. A. A."
Some think we shall leave this within a month, "versus [nipontem], Hyspruch vulgus vocat," especially as the Emperor's physicians say this climate does not suit him. But many things demand attention on the spot. Something new has taken place at Florence, where the Pope refuses to create twelve men with full authority, and is building a citadel. It is certain Guicciardini, the governor of Bologna, has gone thither; but nothing violent is lasting, especially as both friends and enemies abhor it.
While writing, news has come from Vienna that many thousands of Turks have appeared near Buda, which has made a great stir in the diet this morning; but time will show the truth. Sends a copy of the imperial decree above mentioned, to show the style of it. Any of the Steelyard merchants will interpret it to Cromwell. Will give another copy, if he can get one, to the English ambassador.
Hol., Lat., pp. 2. Add. : Magco ac ornatissimo D. Thom Cromwell, ser. Regis consiliario dignissimo.
16 May.
R. O.
1028. Cromwell's House at Austin Friars.
Indenture, 16 May A.D. 1532, 24 Hen. VIII., between William Whetherall, provincial of the Order of Friars Augustines in England, and George Browne, prior of the Austin Friars in London, of the one part, and Thos. Cromwell, master of the jewels, on the other, granting to the latter a 99 years' lease of two messuages, "late of new builded, the fore front whereof abutteth upon the west end of the wall of the churchyard there where the pulpit now standeth;" with two gardens and a great warehouse belonging to one of these messuages late in the holding of John Cavalcante. These messuages lie "within the precinct or close of the said house of Friars, abutting upon the lane there leading to the said Friars church on the east partie, and upon the lands pertaining to the heirs of John Braymounde, of the west partie," and the lands of the said Friars north and south. Also the tenement called the Swanne, and the alley called Swanne Aley, one end of which abuts on the garden belonging to that one of the said two messuages in which Cromwell now dwells on the north side, the other end abutting on the King's high street called Lothebury on the south; one side of the said alley abutting on the said warehouse on the east, and the other on the lands and tenements belonging to the heirs of the said John Braymound on the west. In one of the said two messuages now in the tenure of Cromwell, John Cavalcanti, merchant of Florence, lately dwelt.
Draft in Cromwell's hand, large paper, pp. 6.
16 May.
Add. MS. 5,829, f. 61 b. B. M.
1029. Islip, Abbot of Westminster.
"The interment of the Rev. Father in God, dompnus John Islipp, abbot of the monastery of Westminster, and one of the King's Majesty's Privy Council, deceased at or nigh or next beside Westminster, the 12th day of May, being Sunday, about 4 or 5 of the clock at afternoon, the dominical letter F, anno 1532, the 24th year of king Henry the Eighth."
See extracts from the account of the ceremony, which took place on the 16th May, in Dugdale's Monasticon, I.278.
Pp. 3. Copy from the Herald's Office by the Rev. W. Cole.
17 May.
Acts of Parl. of Scotland, II. 334.
1030. Parliament of Scotland.
Edinburgh, 13 May 1532.
17 May, Lords of the Articles chosen. Ordained, that no Acts be passed prejudicial to the See of Rome, and any such heretofore or hereafter made be not binding. College of Justice instituted.
17 May.
Heine,Letters to Charles V. 159.
1031. Cardinal of Osma to Charles V.
A letter of five pages, urging the Emperor to lose no time in opposing the designs of the French king, &c. Among other things Osma says that in order to permit the Emperor alone to enjoy victory over Francis, God has ordained that the king of England should fail him (the Emperor), and that the Venetians should be changed from friends to enemies, and the Pope from a father to a stepfather. Rome, 17 May.
18 May.
1032. Henry VIII. to Clement VII.
Begs that he will restore to Andrew Casale the county of Mount George, which the Pope had taken from him. Desires credence for Benet. Greenwich, 18 May 1532.
Vit. B. XIII. 176. Pocock, II. 239. 2. Draft of the same letter, dated London, April.
Lat., mutilated. Add.
18 May.
R. O.
1033. The Earl of Northumberland to Henry VIII.
Has allowed Sir Arthur Darcy to repair to the King, as there is "no business toward here." Hopes the King will consider his services, and allow him to continue in the farm of the parsonage of Cotyngham, which is the best part of his living. Alnwick, 18 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
18 May.
R. O.
1034. Dr. John London to Cromwell.
After I parted from London I made search in all the libraries in our country and out of it, and as touching any opinions of doctors they shall be had. My lord of Lincoln showed me a book in which was a larger collection than any I could have found. Therefore to have sent similar letters to you would have been useless; but for such little time as I had I have expressed my thoughts on this matter. I never studied it before, and am abashed at my own ignorance. You have heard many learned men in this cause, and are rightly instructed in it, but I would rather my ignorance should appear than my negligence. During my life I shall be the King's humble servant, and reckon to have no higher promotion than his favor. For your favor in intimating my humble submission to the King, and my dolorous mind at his displeasure, I shall be your humble servant. I beg that Mr. Bedell may read over this little thing, and report of it to you. For these six years I have more studied what is due to my cures than any matters of the law. I beg your favor in my suit with the mayor and his brethren for Candiche, and also for Mr. Dean of St. Frideswide's pardon. Oxon., vigilia Pentecostes.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : One of the King's Council.
18 May.
R. O.
1035. Robert Welles to Cromwell.
I thank you for your kindness to me, your poor scholar. Considering your weighty business I am sorry to trouble you with letters expressive of my gratitude. Eton, 18 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful. Endd.
19 May.
R. O. Pocock, II. 263.
1036. Henry VIII. to the Cardinals.
Would not urge them so frequently about the same matter, but that he has it much at heart. His request that the bishop of Worcester should be made a cardinal has been put off hitherto on various pretexts. Hopes it will not be forgotten now, as he hears it is proposed to create cardinals at the request of other princes. Greenwich, 19 May 1532. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
R. O. 2. Modern copy of the same.
Vit. B. XIII. 187. 3. Draft by Vannes.
Lat., mutilated. Add.
19 May.
R. O.
1037. Norfolk to Dr. Benet.
By previous letters asked him to try and hinder any suit to the Pope for license or dispensation for marriage to be had between young Poynynges and Mrs. Ratclif, widow. Now desires him to further it, and send it as soon as possible, for he and Poynynges have agreed about certain things since the last letter. Greenwich, 19 May. Signed.
P. 1. Sealed. Add.
19 May.
Vit., A. XVI. 209 b. B. M.
1038. Robert Thorn.
Will of Robert Thorn, who died on Whitsunday, 1532.
P. 1. Copy. In Stowe's hand.
20 May.
R. O.
1039. John Bunolt to Cromwell.
Thanks him for all his goodness, which he prays God he may be able one day in part to recompense. Begs that his two geldings, which have long been in Cromwell's pasture at Cromwell's cost, may be brought to Clarencieux's house, to be conveyed hither by Peter Meawtys, Bunolt's cousin. Calais, 20 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : [To th]e right worshipful [M]aster Cromwell.
20 May.
R. O.
1040. Thomas Cromwell.
Warrant for an acquittance to Cromwell for 533l. 6s. 8d. delivered into the King's coffers, of which 333l. 6s. 8d. is in part payment of 2,000l. due to the King by Sir Thos. Seymour, late mayor of the staple of Westminster, and the remaining 200l. comes of the revenues of lands received by Cromwell to the King's use.
Large paper, p. 1.
21 May.
R. O.
1041. Lord Edmund Howard to Cromwell.
Requests his friendship in behalf of Harry Spede, of London, that he may have a bond redelivered to him which he gave in the Custom-house for Rob. Wylkox, a soldier of Calais, for a butt of sack and a tun of beer "which he brought for his store, and came to Calais, and was spent there in his house," as my Lord Deputy and the Council here know. Has certified the matter to his brother the duke of Norfolk, and Cromwell, "both with our certificate and with the customer's certificate." Calais, 21 May 1532. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To his wellbeloved friend, Mr.Thomas Cromewel.

R. O.
1042. Lord Edmund Howard to Cromwell.
Hears from his brother Lord William Howard, and others, that Cromwell has promised to advance his suits to the King. Is unable to repay his kindness, by which he hopes to free himself from his great debts. Will owe everything to Cromwell, for though he is highly kinned, is as smally friended as man may be, and he has been "so beaten in the world" that he knows what a treasure is a faithful friend. Calais, the day of .
Hol., pp. 2. Add. : To my wellbeloved friend, Mr. Cromwell.
[22 May.] 1043. Will. Cursum, Vicar of the Friars Observants, Greenwich, to Sir John Dyve.
The letter, dated the Wednesday in Whitsun week, and described in No. 266, is of the year 1532, not 1531.
22 May.
R. O.
1044. Robert, Abbot of Waltham, to Cromwell.
Please continue your goodness towards finishing this matter for the house of St. Bartilmew's (Smithfield), as liberal motions have been set forward. Such matters shall be largely recompensed on my part, not only in reward for your labors, but also for such yearly remembrance as you shall have no cause to be sorry for. Give credence to the bearer. Waltham, Wednesday, 22 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : One of the King's Council.
22 May.
R. O.
1045. Ric. Strete, priest, to Cromwell.
You will receive by the bearer, Thos. Faune, a draught of an office for Calwich. If you desire that Commissioners be appointed you may have the abbot of Rochester, Sir Will. Bassett, and Sir John Gyfford and myself. Mr. Longford owes the King for Calwich, 60l. He is very slack, and you had better speak to him. I am gathering rents for the bishopric, and will send them. Lichfield, 22 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Treasurer of the King's jewels.
22 May.
Vienna Archives.
1046. Chapuys to Charles V.
On Monday the 13th, at my solicitation, ("a la solicitation," query error for ma ?) the Nuncio went to Court to present the brief brought by Montfalconet. On asking the Duke for an audience, the Duke told him the King could not hear him, and he was commissioned to report what he had to say; but the Nuncio said he had no charge to speak to any one but the King. The Duke then tried to find out indirectly the object of his coming, and finally went into the King's chamber, where he stayed about an hour. When he left, the Nuncio was summoned to the King; and, after talking of the news, he repeated the tenor of the brief, and gave it to the King, who seemed astonished and troubled, and said he was surprised that the Pope should persist in this fancy of wishing him to recall the Queen; for if his Holiness said the Queen was his wife, it was not his business to meddle with the way he punishes her for the rude behaviour she daily uses to him. The Nuncio said the Pope could not refuse justice, especially as the case concerned the Emperor and the king of the Romans. The King repeated several times that the punishment of his wife was his affair, and not the affair of any one else, without saying anything of the Emperor or king of the Romans; and he would read the brief and send an answer; of which he has not as yet made any signs to the Nuncio. Perhaps he has sent the answer to the Pope by the courier who went yesterday. Does not know what will be the answer, but is sure he wlli not obey the brief, but rather do worse. Since its presentation he has ordered the Queen to remove after these holidays to a house much farther off than where she now is, and with bad accommodation. The Queen is vexed, because the house belongs to the bishop of Lincoln, who has been the principal promoter of these practices. It is not surprising if the King does not take much notice of the brief, for the Pope could not have made it weaker than it is if it had been at the beginning of the process; and now after a long process he has decreed this useless brief, instead of giving a "reagravoire," on the execution made in Flanders.
On Tuesday the Estates were prorogued till November. The King was not present at the last meeting as usual; probably because there was nothing granted except the fifteenth offered by the laity. He neither refuses nor accepts it, waiting till the clergy offer a tenth; which they would not grant, neither would they revoke their constitution. The King is much displeased, and is determined to succeed either in a friendly way or otherwise. Has sent men down the river and to the harbours to search for the ships laden with artillery, but can find no news of them. The Dantzic merchant and the sailor from whom Chapuys heard it are astonished, and are seeking the interpreter who told them of it, to justify their words. Camillo Ursino took leave of the King on Thursday, and received a present of 200 cr. Heard this from Brian Tuke. Has not been able to discover anything about his business. He has been often to the Court, but Chapuys thinks more to see it, and to show certain devices for fortresses, than for any other purpose. He wishes to go to Dantzic or Hamburg, but can find no Easterling who will take him on board, so that he thinks he will have to return by France. Will send word to the queen [of Hungary] which way he goes. He has publicly boasted that he will revenge himself for his property in Naples, taken by the Emperor; and has let fall, as if he were of the Turk's counsel, that before Michaelmas the Turk will besiege Rome. He has openly said that he was going with the consent of the French king, who has also sent hither a captain named Nicolas Rusticq, of Antwerp, who is clever at enlisting and drilling troops.
The Chancellor has resigned, seeing that affairs were going on badly, and likely to be worse, and that if he retained his office he would be obliged to act against his conscience or incur the King's displeasure, as he had already begun to do, for refusing to take his part against the clergy. His excuse is that his entertainment (traictement) was too small, and he was not equal to the work (il ne pouvoit la peyne). Every one is concerned, for there never was a better man in the office.
Has received the Emperor's letters of the 28th ult., saying that he wishes for an answer to Montfalconet's charge. Both the Nuncio and Chapuys have asked for an answer, but he does not think one will be given until the return of La Pomeraye, and that then it will be meagre and cold. London, 22 May '32.
Fr. From a modern copy.
23 May.
Calig. B. III. 271. B. M. St. P. IV. 606.
1047. Sir Thos. Clifford to Norfolk.
Immediately after leaving the Duke, returned to Berwick, and sent to the officers of Scotland for a meeting for redress; which they refused, unless, after every meeting held in Scotland at which agreement could not be come to, the next were held in England. As this was against old custom, Clifford informed Carlisle, who was then with the Council of Scotland, desiring to be apprised of their mind therein. Carlisle reports that they fully affirm their former commandment to their officers. Desires instructions what to do about this, and also about John Orweil's ship, which Carlisle says he is to receive. Today the Emperor's ambassador, Mons. Peter de Rosunbor, and Carlisle herald with him, have passed through Berwick towards the King. Berwick, 23 May. Signed.
23 May.
R. O.
1048. Sir James Worsley to Cromwell.
According to your letter of the 16th May, I have admitted Will. Todbold for my deputy at Lyme. Pole, 23 May.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Council.
24 May.
R. O.
1049. Lord Leonard Grey to Cromwell.
Has been hunting in Lincolnshire, and came by lady Taylbusshe's homewards. Has had communication with her in the way of marriage, and has had very good cheer with her. Would be better contented to marry her, God and the King pleased, than any other lady or gentlewoman living. Asks him to get letters from the King and the duke of Norfolk to her on his behalf. The nag he promised Cromwell does not prove well. Sends him 5l. to buy one by John Baker the bearer, for whom he desires credence. Sends a blank in paper, so that if he thinks it good for him to write to the duke of Norfolk about this matter, Cromwell or Antony Budgegood may devise it as they think good. Kayme, my lady Taylbusshe's house, 24 May, 12 at noon. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Of the Council.
25 May.
R. O.
1050. A French Priest.
Ordination, by Geoffrey bishop of Tiberias, vicar-general of John de Rieux, bishop elect of St. Brieu, of Allan Peden (?) (fn. 3) as priest in the church of St. Michael, St.Brieu, on Saturday, "in jejuniis Quatuor Temporum" after Whitsuntide, 1532. Sealed.
Lat., vellum. Defaced and torn.
26 May.
R. O.
1051. George Throkmorton to Cromwell.
Has learned tonight for certain that Sir William Spenser (fn. 4) is departed, and that he has done his best to defraud the King of the wardship both of the land and of the body, as appears by some writings he has made, showing the craft and falsehood of those who drew them up. Can prove that on Thursday before Palm Sunday he had neither wit nor discretion to speak more than a brute. As he was sheriff of Northamptonshire, and great part of his land lies there, the King should provide a substantial sheriff. As to Warwickshire, doubts not the King will be well served. Sir Wm. Parre, Sir Thos. Tresham, or Thos. Lovett would be a good sheriff in Northamptonshire; or else Humph. Stafford or Will. Newonam. Desires Cromwell to write his further mind to the two ladies, and to put the King in remembrance that he may have the land in farm. Coughton, 26 May.
Is informed Mr. Bryan means to labor out new commissions for the matter of Ravenston, which the King left to your ordering. Desires to know Cromwell's pleasure therein, as he does not mean otherwise to come to London this term. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Mr. Cromwell. Endd.
27 May.
R. O.
1052. Thomas Skeffington, Bishop of Bangor.
Receipt given by the King to Cromwell for 100 marks paid into the King's coffers in full payment of 500 marks due for a fine "made and concluded with the bishop of Bangor, otherwise called the abbot of Beaulieu." Greenwich, 27 May 24 Hen. VIII.
27 May. 1053. Abbey of Northampton.
See Grants in May, No. 30.
29 May.
R. O.
1054. William Lord Dacre to Henry VIII.
Met the lord Maxwell, warden of the West Marches of Scotland, yesterday. Found him well disposed towards justice, "which I have not seen him of that mind heretofore." Appointed a new meeting for Tuesday, 25 June, to redress all attemptates since Michaelmas, when the Commissioners left the Borders. Desires instructions touching the bills delivered to the Commissioners if lord Maxwell make any demand. Would like his cousin, Sir Wm. Musgrave, sent home. The laird of Hempisfelde has been with him secretly from the king of Scots. His message was (1) to see if Dacre would join with Maxwell for the destroying of the inhabitants of the Debateable Ground, as Dacre certified after Christmas; and (2) if he would hold the inhabitants of Liddisdale out of the bounds of his office in case the king of Scots came down to search them. Declined to answer till he knew the King's pleasure. Reminds the King of the great decay of Carlisle Castle. Nawarde, 29 May. Signed.
P. 1. Add.

R. O.
1055. [Cromwell to Henry VIII.]
Has caused the news from Ratisbon to be translated from Italian into English, as the King yesterday commanded, and encloses them in this. Has received a letter from Steph. Vawhan, of no great weight, except that he says the English ambassadors do now repair to the Emperor's ambassadors to Dunkirk, and says he has no doubt they will have good success, as they are sufficiently furnished to answer all things laid by the contrary part.
Draft in Cromwell's hand, p. 1.
31 May.
R. O.
1056. The Low Countries.
Protest by Wm. Knight, archdeacon of Richmond, John Tregonwell, LL.D., Walter Marsche, and Robt. Baynam, merchants, ambassadors sent by Hen.VIII. to a Diet, at the requisition of the Emperor, in accordance with the treaty of Cambray, for the redress of mercantile grievances; who, having met at Dunkirk, in the house of Peter Canthi, receiver of the town, with the Imperial Commissioners, Philip Nigri, archdeacon of Terouenne, Chancellor of the Golden Fleece, Geo. de Themsicke, provost of Cassel, Jerome Vand Dorpe, and John de Salice (de le Sauche), secretary to the Emperor, received some complaints, which the opposite party delayed to prove, and demanded a new treaty, though the English Commissioners had met at Bourbourg for that very purpose. The English declare they will remain no longer, and dissolve the Diet; offering, however, that redress of injuries will be made for all who can prove them. Dated 31 May 1532, 9 Clement VII.
Lat., vellum, in bad condition.
31 May.
Vit. B. XIII. 211*. B.M.
1057. Ber. Boerius, Chancellor of Genoa, to Cromwell.
At Antony Vivaldi's suggestion, desires his help [in some law suit]. Has sent a letter of proxy, and explained the matter to Vivaldi. Genoa, prid. kal. Jun. 1532. Signed : Bers Boerius, p'tonots apcus, Miles Sti Petri, Cans Genuen.
Lat., p. 1, mutilated. Add.
31 May.
Vienna Archives.
1058. Chapuys to Charles V.
A courier having lately arrived from France, Chapuys has not ceased applying for an answer to Montfalconet's charge, and the King has sent his decision to his ambassador residing with the Emperor.
As the King saw that the clergy would not consent to the abolition of their constitutions, he has proposed that they should elect 15 churchmen, who, with the same number of laymen appointed by himself, should correct the episcopal and papal constitutions. He has intimated to them that he did not wish any of his subjects, clerical or not, to swear fealty to the Pope, or any other than himself. The prelates replied, that if he would show them anything unreasonable in their constitutions, they would amend it, without the interference of laymen; that their oath to the Pope was legal, and not derogatory to the royal authority. The King was not satisfied with these reasons, and remained obstinate. His object is to force the Pope to do his will, or, in default of this, to prevent the English Church from opposing his marriage. The bishop of Winchester has been absent from Court for some days, in consequence of his having opposed the King's proposal, and having refused to preach in favor of the King. The King has now been obliged to press him to return, as it was necessary to send a despatch to Rome. Previously he was suspected of opposing the Queen, but now it is believed that he will do all good offices in that quarter.
Camillo Ursino has determined to travel through France, as he heard that he was watched for on the Flemish coast, and, from what the Easterlings said, expected to have some difficulty in finding a ship. He set off this morning. Has sent a spy after him, in case he decides to go through Flanders. He tried hard to get employment from the King, saying how well he could serve him in time of war; but the King replied shortly, that he had no war, and did not expect to have any. Has just heard from an Italian who went with him to Gravesend that he intends to wait at Sandwich for a passage to Hamburg or Dantzig. A Neapolitan gentleman who was with him has returned, professedly on private affairs, and says he has abandoned Ursino. Thinks it is a trick, and his purpose is to get a ship.
The King has sent the two Florentine monks, in the custody of two kings-of-arms, to certain convents of Conventual Friars, to be punished. London, 31 May '32.
Fr. From a modern copy.

R. T. 145, No. 5, 41.
1059. [Montfalconet] to Charles V.
He was sent to England to ask aid against the Turks. Charles had no hope of success, but wished to take away every pretext for an invasion of the Netherlands by stating that all his forces would be employed against the Infidels. Henry put off giving an answer until the Ambassador preferred returning to wasting his time in London. He says, however, that if it had not been for the divorce they would have gladly helped him. Had an interview with the Queen. She thanked him for having sent her the Emperor's letter, and asked him to beg the Emperor to hasten the giving of the sentence by the Pope, which sentence, she said, would not only settle matters between her and the King, but would increase the friendship between him and the Emperor. Every one in the kingdom is displeased with the Pope, and even a little with Charles for not exerting more influence on him. Every one,nobles, churchmen, and laity,all love the Queen, even to preaching daily in her favor. Some have been arrested in a bishop's house for doing so. She bears everything very patiently, and still shows great love for the King. She said that if she could speak to him, all that has happened would be nothing, as he was so good, and that he would treat her better than ever, but she is not allowed to see him. She is sure that if the sentence were given everything would be settled, and that it is a great mistake to think that Henry would not obey. The Pope does very wrong to delay so long. If she is condemned she will bear it for the honor of God, not having deserved it; and friendship would be re-established between the two Princes. She asked about the Emperor's illness, and said that she was about to write to him. Every one in the town was very glad when he visited her, thinking that he had brought the sentence, and was come to take her back to the King. When the King asked the Parliament for a subsidy, for making harbours and fortifying the Scotch Border, they replied that if he would live with the Queen as formerly, he should have no cause to complain, and that if he kept the friendship of the Emperor he would find himself strong enough, without any additional defences. They soon, however, altered their tone. The Queen, although surrounded by vile persons devoted to the King, has never in any way given any occasion for slander, and even those who endeavor to damage her in the estimation of the King are struck with admiration for her virtue. The duke of Norfolk is mentioned as a man who willingly takes trouble in this matter, but would suffer anything for the sake of ruling.
Fr., pp. 6. From a catalogue of papers now lost, formerly at Brussels.
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1060. Sir Thomas Seymour.
Indenture, May 24 Hen. VIII., between Sir Will. Paulett, Cromwell, Thos. Awdeley, the King's serjeant-at-law, Chr. Hales, attorney general, and Baldwin Malett, the King's solicitor, on the one part, and Sir Thos. Seymer on the other, relative to the payment by Seymer of 2,500 marks to the King's use in five yearly instalments.
Draft, large paper, pp. 3. In Cromwell's hand. Endd. by Wriothesley : "A copy of an indenture made between my master and other," &c.
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1061. Ireland.
The depositions of the prior of Kilmainham and the chief justice of Ireland, before the lords of the Council at Greenwich, in May 24 Hen. VIII., concerning the demeanors of Sir Will. Skevyngton, deputy of Ireland, the earls of Kildare and Ossory, and others.
1. The Deputy and Ossory have supported Kildare's brethren against him, from whom he is in no little danger of his life. 2. The Deputy has also maintained Edmund Obyrn, one of the most arrant thieves of the land, against Kildare. 3. Ossory maintains Shane MacLorkyn in burning Kildare's country, after Kildare had hanged two of Shane's sons for theft. 4. The Deputy has fined the town of Aboy 100 marks for offences against the King, and appropriated it to his own use, and has done the same with other offenders. 5. Lord Jas. Butler, being examined what has prevented Ossory and him from agreeing with Kildare, says the Deputy has hindered it as much as he could. 6. The Chief Justice says Ossory's jealousy of Kildare is mainly for fear Kildare should maintain the earl of Wiltshire's title against him. 7. The Deputy maintains Nele More and other Irishmen of Ulster. 8. He has redelivered to Orayle, without knowledge of the Council, the pledges he gave for a payment of 1,600l. Irish, in compensation for damages done to the King's subjects, and he greatly favors him, though he has done more hurt than any other of the wild Irish. 9. He has exported wool to England for his own profit, and given so many licences to export both corn and wool (notwithstanding an Act passed when the duke of Norfolk was there) that corn has been raised from 2s. to 5s. a bushel, and wool from 18d. to 2s. 8d. the stone, so that now the King's subjects have not had enough corn to live on, or wool to set people awork within the English pale. 10. At the Deputy's coming into the land the Council arranged that he should have corn of divers townships and persons at 2s. a bushel, the market price being then 2s. 4d.; but he refused to receive it immediately, and compelled them to keep it as long as he pleased, and then deliver it at 2s., the market price being 5s. 11. Although the Treasurer, Kildare, the Chief Justice, and Chief Baron were commanded by the King to take musters of the Deputy's retinue every month, or two months at furthest, only two musters have been taken in two years,the first at the Deputy's arrival, "the other now, at the coming away of the said Prior and Justice," when the Deputy lacked 30 of his men and 50 horses. "And yet they suppose many of those horses were borrowed." He said in excuse that the rest of his horses were out at livery. 12. The Chief Justice declares on oath that Kildare has always been diligent in attending on the Deputy till of late, when he perceived that his services were not well taken, owing to the Deputy's partiality for Ossory. Nevertheless, at all hostings he has done his duty, as before. 13. "Also the said Prior and Chief Justice, severally and apart examined upon their said oaths, what benefit or profit doth or shall ensue to the land of Ireland by the charges which the King's grace is at now with Sir William Skevington" *
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1062. Duchy Of Lancaster.
Articles on which witnesses and proofs are to be examined touching the breach of a decree made in Easter term 24 Hen. VIII. by the Chancellor and Council of the duchy of Lancaster, relative to the manors of Assheton and Carneford, Lanc., depending in variance between Jas. Leyborne, farmer to the duke of Richmond, plf., and Sir Will. Molyneux and others, defts.
Large paper, pp. 2.

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1063. Sir Henry Guildford.
* ... nges hon ... Sir Henry [Guildford].
Two chalices and patens. 2 cruets, salt spoons, &c. 2 gilt flagons and 6 gilt bowls, with the arms of France. Other bowls with martlets. A lion holding the King's arms, portcullises, fleur de lys, &c. A parcel-gilt chafing dish. A casting bottle for rose water, &c. 4 basons and ewers. A barber's bason and pot, of silver. 4 silver dishes and 12 trenchers, with the arms of the said Sir Henry Guldeford.
Parcels of plate set out for [the lady marchioness of] Pembroke.
A silver gilt cup, chased feather fashion, with a lion on the top of the cover, 39 oz. 6 gilt bowls with a cover having a single ring and a rose under it, the feet wrought with antike work and faces, 292 oz. 6 gilt bowls, late Sir Henry Guldeforde's, 200 oz. 4 gilt bowls, with great martlets, the cover having a double ring and a rose, late Sir H. Guldeford's, 136 oz. 3 plain gilt bowls with a half knop, late Sir H. Guldeford's, 131 oz. A pair of great gilt pots with the King's arms in the bussels on the covers, 391 oz. 3 plain gilt pots, 128 oz.; 2 others, with round knops behind the lids, 132 oz. 2 pots with plaites in the bussels of the lids. 2 gilt cups chased with panes of bullion fashion, having two covers, and on the pomel of either the King's arms set in the knops, 121 oz. A pair of gilt flagons with the arms of France, late Sir Hen. Guldeford's, 165 oz. A pair of flagons with roses in the bussels on the sides, the King's arms on plates in the midst, the handles like wreaths, 224 oz. A gilt bason graven with roses and flower de luces about the brims, with an ewer. 2 parcel-gilt basons and ewers. 4 candlesticks and a pair of snuffers, late Sir Henry Guldeford's. A gilt layer with strawberries on the lid, 23 oz. 12 gilt trenchers of Flanders touch, 137 oz. 2 salts. 6 spoons with buds on the knops, 8 oz. 12 white spoons with diamond knops at the ends, 11 oz. A parcel-gilt chafing dish.
Pp. 7. Endd. : [The inv]entory of Sir Henry Guldeford's plate.
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1064. Funeral Of Sir Henry Guldeford.
Ready money received by Sir J[ohn Gage, the King's] vice-chamberlain, by the [commandment of the Duke of] Norfolk's grace towar[d the funeral] of Sir Henry Guldeford, knt. [of the most noble] Order of the Garter.
The painter's bill.Paid to John Wol[f, the King's painter], the 27th day of M ... [year of] reign of our sov[ereign lord king Henry] the VIII. for scutcheons, pensells, ... helm, crest, ... valaunce, pencell s ... and iron work for h ... banners and helm.
The draper's bill.Paid to Robt. Ro ... for cloth for morn[ing] ... for my lady. Cloth hanged about ... at the Friars, and ... the place of the cloth ... of the dropping of ... cloth. Nails for ta ... the rails and thread ... about the corpse. A cloth to cover the ... for the cross thereon.
Payments to ... vall, bargemen, for conveyance ... [from Q]uenehith to the Black [Friars], 11s.
[Paid to the afores]aid convent of the [Black Friars at Lu]dsgate for all funeral ... by them done and ... ne at the months ... [F]riers, 8l. [To her]owdes and pursuivants at the same funeral, 73s. 4d. Victuals, bread ... for the dinner, carriage ... t, pins for pinning ... is strawed about the ... s to kneel upon ... mas, and for setting ... hang the helm ... 72s. 6d. Alms to Friars and also ... of St. James in ... 7l. 13s. 4d. ... te of St. James in ... his parish church ... dirige and mass ... 22s. 6d. To the curate ... of Quenehith for ly ... and mass executed in ... To the curate ... Apostills for like s ... To Robt. Chil ... [for money] laid out in the ty[me] ... his own commaunde[ment] ... the poticaries servants an[d] ... To Wm. Bony ... of one horse to fetch ... for going by water to [Greenwich] ... To the priors of the 4 orders of Friars, as well for ... [as for] conveying the co[rpse] ... also 4 sole ... by the said 4 [orders]. To John Sh ... waxchandlers of ... sering of the body ... for the same, for ... long torches wh ... and the wages of ... To a carpenter for [making] rails, trestles, &c. for the hearse, 14s. [To the Q]uenys poticary for ... [by hi]m brought at tyme ... 20s. 2d. [To a pot]icary of London, for ... [by h]im brought at time ... 52s. 5d. To the Friars, in reward ... by night and keeping [of the chur]ch yard where the [body was taken] in to receive the [same,] 12d.
[Expences] of the whole ... funerals, 118l 12, whereof ... [be]ginning of ... 140l. ... ne money received, 21l. 7s. 11d.
Pp. 4. A fragment, badly mutilated.
R. O. 2. Inventory of beds, &c., late the property of Sir Henry Guldeforde, comptroller of the King's household, deceased, at his place at London, and in the castle of Leeds, Kent.
London :14 carpets, Turkey, "Gentisshe," verdure, and green cloth. 15 feather beds, bolsters in Sir Henry's chamber, the chamber over the low parlour, the great chamber, and the chambers of the chaplain, Mr. Browne, Throgmerton, Thos. Hott, Thos. Coke, and Homersam. 22 feather beds and bolsters, 8 Norfolk coverlets, 3 proof woollen blankets, and one happing, brought from Leeds to London. 14 blankets, fustian and woollen, and one Irish red. 17 coverlets of verdure and silk, embroidered with a fountain, Sir Henry's arms, a unicorn, imagery, &c., one bought from my lady Spencer. 6 quilts, one embroidered with a mermaid. 6 coverlets, of crimson satin and verdure, brought from Leeds. 4 testers and sparvers, of velvet, satin, and silk. 28 pieces of tapestry and verdure, mostly orange tawney. 15 sarcenet curtains, red and yellow, blue and yellow, and changeable. 4 testers brought from Leeds, black velvet on velvet, and yellow tinsel, black velvet and cloth of gold, yellow and blue damask, and purple velvet purled with cloth of gold. 5 pr. fine sheets for Sir Harry's bed. 7 pr. white sheets. 9 pr. canvas sheets for men's beds, pillowberes, tablecloths, napkins, towels, &c.
At Leeds Castle :8 carpets in the parlor, the Queen's dining chamber, the King's breakfast and dining chambers, and Sir Henry's closet. 18 beds in the chamber within the parlor, the inner chamber, the two chambers next the gallery, the Queen's dining, bed, and inner chambers, the King's chambers, Sir Henry's chamber, the maiden's chamber, the conduyt chamber, Mr. Browne's and the chaplain's chambers. 12 pr. fustian blankets. 14 coverlets, crimson velvet embroidered with white roses, green verdure, &c. 4 quilts. 14 testers and sparvers of velvet, satin, and tapestry, embroidered with beacons and "bowser's" (Bourchier) knots, white roses, red and white roses and suns, roses and portcullises, Sir Henry's arms and H's and M's. 26 curtains of various colored sarsenet. 31 counterpanes and pieces of tapestry. Cambric and Holland sheets, pillowberes, tablecloths, &c.
Pp. 16. In the same hand as the preceding. Endd.
May./Grants. 1065. Grants in May 1532.
1. Receipt [to be given] to Francis I. for 48,214 cr. of g., 12 sous, delivered at Calais, in payment of 30,000 angels at this term; in part payment of 150,000 cr. of g. of the sun, 40,000 angels, and 35,000 cr. of g., for the sums formerly due by Charles V., &c. Westm., 1 May 1532, 24 Hen. VIII.S.B.
2. Receipt [to be given] to Francis I. for 5,000 cr. of g. of the sun, paid at Calais, for the pension of salt, according to the treaty of Hampton Court, 2 Dec. 1530. Westm., 1 May 1532, 24 Hen. VIII.S.B.
3. Receipt [to be given] to Francis I. for 7,500 cr. of g. of the sun, paid at Calais, for the arrears of the salt pension, according to the above treaty. Westm., 1 May 1532, 24 Hen. VIII.S.B.
4. Receipt [to be given] to Francis I. for 47,368 cr. of g. of the sun, 16 sous, paid at Calais, in part payment of 1,894,736 cr. of the sun due by the treaty of peace. Westm., 1 May 1532, 24 Hen. VIII.S.B.
5. Receipt [to be given] to Francis I. for 50,000 cr. of g. of the sun, paid at Calais, for the debts of the Emperor. Westm., 1 May 1532, 24 Hen. VIII.S.B.
6. Thos. Herytage, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Drye Draiton, Ely dioc., vice Master Thos. Baugh, S.T.P., resigned, in the King's gift by reason of a grant of the next presentation by John abbot of the monastery of St. Mary, St. Bartholomew, and St. Guthlac, Croyland, Linc. dioc. Westm., 21 March 23 Hen. VIII. Del. 1 May 24 Hen. VIII.P.S.
7. Wm. Hall, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, yeoman. Pardon for the murder of Wm. Cawman, of Haughton, Northumb., tailor. Greenwich, 25 April 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 2 May.P.S.
8. John Hunckys, of Blockeley, Worc. Pardon for having killed, in self-defence, William Jackeman, of Campoden, Glouc., husbandman, on the 30 Sept. 23 Hen. VIII., as appears by the record of John Norres, one of the coroners in the said co., certified to the justices of the King's Bench; the said John Hunckys having surrendered to the Marshalsea prison, as certified by Sir John Fitzjames, C. J. Westm., 2 May.Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16.
9. Thos. May. Lease of the site, &c. of the manor of Shipton, and divers lands thereto belonging; viz., 2 acres of pasture in Redewardemore, a pasture "of" Bushemore, a pasture called Slademore, with "le Butts subtus Mylton," 2 acres, a parcel of pasture in Chirchehyll, the pasture of Oxles, 3 a. of land in Shortmore, 1 a, 1 r. in Brecheland, 4 a. of pasture in Nexteflane, 1 a. in Skipton, 2 a. in Dykerlane, 3 a. in Brodemede, 1 a. of meadow in Depden, 1 a. of pasture in Lodewell, 3 a. in Cademore, near Brodemore, 2 a. in Coppidmore, 1 a. in Daywell, 2 a. of meadow in Sandebroke, 3 a. 3 p. in Coweham, 5 a. of pasture in Taddesworth, 2 pastures near Taddesworth, 1 a. of pasture in Wodeswardemore, 12 a. 1 r. 2 p. of meadow in Le Heye, and 8 a. 1 r. 20 p. in Tatham; late of the earl of Warwick (Oxon); with reservations; for 21 years; at the annual rent of 9l., and 3s. 4d. of increase.Vacated on surrender, 30 Dec. 27 Hen. VIII., by Simon Perot, assign of the said Thos. May, in order that another patent might be granted to the said Simon. Del. Westm., 3 May 24 Hen. VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 15.
10. Lord Wm. Grey, captain of Hammes castle. Licence to export yearly, for the provision of the soldiers of the said castle, 44 oxen, 250 sheep, 50 qrs. of wheat, and 60 qrs. of malt. Westm., 22 March 23 Hen. VIII. Note at the foot : Per me Edwardum Foxe, in absentia R. Dom. Secretarii. Del. 4 May 24 Hen. VIII. P.S. Addressed to Sir Thos. More, chancellor of England.
11. Fras. Do[d], one of the officers of the pantry. Grant in reversion of the corrody of the monastery of Evisham, now held by Thos. Wynter and Will. Digneley. Westm., 18 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. 5 May 24 Hen. VIII.P.S.
12. Hugh Westwood and Agnes his wife. Lease of the demesne lands, &c. of Chedeworth, parcel of the lands of the late earl of Warwick, Glouc., with certain houses belonging to the manor there; with reservations; for 21 years, at the annual rent of 4l. 6s. 8d., and 3s. 4d. of increase; on surrender of patent 26 Feb. 12 Hen. VIII., being a similar lease to the same parties. Del. Westm., 6 May 24 Hen. VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 16.
13. Sir Edmund Tame. Lease of all demesne lands, &c. belonging to the manor of Fayreford, along with a water-mill there, and the several water called Colnestreme; with reservations; for 21 years, at the annual rent of 16l. 6s. 8d., and 6s. 8d. of increase. Del. Westm., 6 May 24 Hen. VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
14. Sir Thos. Seymer. Enrolment of No. 32, dated Westm., 7 May. Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 23.
15. John Clapham. Lease of the close called Bulfortofts, in the lordship of Sherifhoton, Yorks., containing 80 a. of land, and the vills of Estlillynge and Westlillynge, in the lordship of Sherefhoton, parcel of the lands assigned for the payment of the garrison of Berwick; with reservations; for 21 years, at the annual rent of 66s. 8d. for the close, 20l. for the vill of Estlyllynge, and 10l. for Westlillynge, and 46s. 8d. of late increase, and 20d. additional; on surrender of patent 19 Jan. 10 Hen. VIII. granting a similar lease of the premises to the said John. Del. Westm., 8 May 24 Hen. VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.
16. Will. Smyth, tailor, London, merchant of the Staple. Protection, in the suite of lord Berners at Calais. Westm., 5 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 May.P.S.
17. Sir George Lawson and Lawrence Hamerton. Grant in survivorship of the office of master of the King's works of the town of Berwick, with fees of 12d. a day, and as many gunners in his retinue as now are or hereafter shall be appointed for the safeguard of the said town; on surrender of patent 11 Sept. 19 Hen. VIII., granting the same to the said Sir George, in reversion on the death of William Pawne, now deceased, who held the premises by patent 14 Dec. 16 Hen. VIII. Westm., 18 Apl. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. 10 May 24 Hen. VIII.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
18. Griffin Barton. Annuity of 17s. 4d. issuing from divers lands and tenements in Walford, Heref.; and custody in reversion of the manor of Gayton, a messuage in Lynton called Hirtilton, a messuage in Netherweston, late in the tenure of Will. Hardewike, a burgage in Rosse, the manors of Luyde Arundell and Luyde Moche Grosse, and 4 messuages, 300 a. of land, 40 a. of meadow, 40 a. of pasture, 6 a. of wood, and 40s. rent, in Luyde Arundell, Luyde Moche Grosse, Luyde Godfrey, Luyde Prior, and Luyde Sawsey, in the parishes of Pype, Holmer, Willington, and Morton, Heref.; which manors, &c., one Anne Rudhall, widow of Will. Rudhall, serjeant-at-law, deceased, holds for life, as her jointure, the reversion thereof belonging to John Rudhall, son of the said William; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir, during his minority. Westm., 2 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del. 11 May.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 34.
19. The mayor, burgesses, and commonalty of Doncaster. Inspeximus and confirmation of the following documents; viz.
i. Pat. 17 Dec. 5 [Ric. II., inspecting and] confirming charter 22 May 5 Ric. I., granting to the burgesses their soc and town of Doncaster, at the old farm and an increased rent of 25 marks of silver.
ii. Charter 30 Oct. 7 Edw. IV., being a grant of liberties to the said town.
iii. Charter 18 May 23 Hen. VI., inspecting and confirming
1. Pat. 17 Dec. 5 Ric. II. (same as No. i.), inspecting and confirming charter 22 May 5 Ric. I., as above.
2. A charter of Peter de Maulay lord Mulgreve, dated at Doncaster on Monday after the quinzaine of St. Michael, 5 Edw. III., being a release to the town of a certain custom which he and his ancestors had received therefrom.
iv. Charter 14 July 20 Hen. VII., being a grant to the mayor and commonalty of the manor, town, &c. of Doncaster, and various liberties. Westm., 13 May. Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 5.
20. Hen. earl of Northumberland. Constat and exemplification of the enrolment (in consequence of the loss of the original declared in Chancery) of pat. 18 June 19 Hen. VIII., granting the said Earl the office of steward of the manor of Holderness, &c., Yorksh.Vacated on surrender [of Pat. 18 June (fn. 5) ] 19 Hen. VIII. in order that another patent might be granted to the said Earl and Sir Ralph Ellerker, jun. Westm., 13 May.Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, mm. 10, 11.
21. Ric. Riche. To be Attorney General in Wales and the cos. palatine of Chester and Flint; on surrender by John Baldewyn of pat. 13 April 21 Hen. VIII. Westm., 13 May 24 Hen. VIII.P.S.
22. Henry Norris, esquire for the Body. To be steward of the manors of Lewesham and Estgrenewiche, Kent, with fees of 3l. 6s. 8d. a year. Westm., 11 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 May "anno subscripto" (qu. 24 Hen. VIII.?) P.S.
23. John Hordana, Barnard de Bardygnyer, Lives de Castro, and Albert de Astodillo, merchants of Spain; John Delfachet, and Humphrey Munmouthe, as agent for G ... Piere, merchant of France. Licence to import 169 tons of Toulouse woad, notwithstanding the statute 23 Hen. VIII.; they having already cargoes on the Thames by virtue of licences granted before the Act passed. The names of the vessels and their masters are given. Westm., 11 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 May. P.S.
24. John Hurte, clk. Presentation to the parish church of St. Margaret, in Fryday Strete, London, vice Ric. Broke, resigned. Westm., 10 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 May.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
25. John Mawdesley. Pardon. Chelsehith, 15 May.Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 9.
26. Adam Eire. Lease of a messuage called "le Hasselynghous," in Foxlawe, and a hill or pasture land called "le Greate Cliffe," in Hartyngton, and a field called Wilkyngfeld, and one acre of land called "le Spereacres Lees," in Hartyngton, Derby, which came to the hands of Henry VII. by the forfeiture of Francis late viscount Lovell, attainted; with reservations; for 21 years, at the annual rental of 23s., and 8d. of increase; on surrender by Ant. Babyngton, son of Thos. Babyngton, deceased, of pat. 4 Nov. 8 Hen. VIII., granting a similar lease for a like term to the said Thomas and Anthony. Del. Westm., 15 May 24 Hen. VIII.S. B. b. Pat. p. 1, m. 28.
27. Thos. Broyde, (fn. 6) Rob. Sowthewod, Thos. Hall, John Clerke, James Deseter, Lewis Evanne, John Mawdesloy, John Fawkener, Ralph Fawkener, and John Sturgyn. Pardon of all murders, piracies, and violations of the King's amity with other sovereigns. Westm., 25 Feb. 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsehith, 15 May 24 Hen. VIII. P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
28. Hen. marquis of Exeter, and Gertrude his wife. Licence to alienate the manors of Edelmeton, Saysbury, and Caustens, Midd., and all messuages, lands, &c. in those places, and all lands and tenements called Claverynges in Edelmeton, to Wm. Sulyard, one of the King's councillors, Ralph Waren, citizen and alderman of London, Robert Wroth, attorney of the duchy of Lancaster, Robert Chydley, John Judde, and Wm. Wilkynson, citizen and mercer of London, their heirs and assigns for ever. Westm., 20 May.Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 13.
29. Mark Raphael of Venice. Licence to import 600 tuns of Gascon wine and Toulouse woad. Del. Westm., 24 May 24 Hen. VIII.S.B.
30. For the monastery of St. James, Northampton. Cong d'lire on the death of Henry Cockes, abbot. Greenwich, 21 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 May.P.S.
ii. Petition for the same by the prior and convent. Dated 20 May 1532.
31. Ric. Sherewood, prior of the fraternity of Carmelites in Nottingham. Pardon for having killed Wm. Bacon, one of the brethren of the same house, by a blow given in a quarrel which arose while they were drinking together in a chamber thereof, on Monday, 21 Feb. 23 Hen. VIII., of which blow the said William died on the Tuesday. Greenwich, 10 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 MayP.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
32. Sir Thos. Seymer, alderman and mercer, of London, and lately mayor, also lately mayor of the Staple of Westminster and mayor of the Staple of Calais. Pardon for various offences,among others, the liberation of prisoners on bail, illegal exportation of goods to Denmark and elsewhere, and the violation of the Acts 27 Edw. III. and 15 Ric. II. touching the Staple. Greenwich, 21 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 May.P.S. See No. 14.
33. Thos. Cromewell and Gregory, his only son. Grant in survivorship of the manor or lordship of Rompeney in the lordship of Newport, S. Wales, parcel of the lands of Edw. late duke of Buckingham, which came to the King's hands by the attainder of the said Duke, and which Eleanor, late wife of the same Duke, held, among other of his lands, by virtue of an Act 14 & 15 Hen. VIII. Westm., 17 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 May.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 19.
34. Sir Edm. Walsyngham, Wm. Sulyard, Wm. Thynne, chief clerk of the King's kitchen, Ric. Hawkys, John Hughes, Wm. Follyngton, and Nicholas Gray, yeomen. Annuity of 100 marks, to hold to the use of Nicholas Hancocke, late prior of the monastery called "Cristis Church," within Algate, London. Greenwich, 20 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 May.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
35. Humphrey Forster, esquire of the Royal Body, son and heir of Sir Geo. Forster, deceased, and lady Elizabeth, late wife of the said Sir George. Licence of entry, without proof of age, &c., on all the possessions of the said George and Elizabeth. Del. Westm., 28 May 24 Hen. VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 35.
36. John Williams, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Estynton, Worc. dioc., void by death. Westm., 30 May.Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 28.
37. Thos. Hennage, one of the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber, and Katherine his wife. Grant in survivorship, &c. (Identical with the grant of 23 June 1531.) Greenwich, 24 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 30 May.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
38. Sir Ric. Greynefelde. Reversion of the office of parker or keeper of the parks of Lanteglose and Heylesbery, Cornw., which was granted during pleasure to Sir John Arundell by pat. 6 July 1 Hen. VIII. Eltham, 29 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 May.P.S. Pat. (fn. 7) p. 1, m. 16.
39. Marcilius Clarke, a native of Nimeguen in Gelderland. Denization. Greenwich, 23 May 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 May.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.

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1066. Sir Thomas Audeley to Cromwell.
"Sir, my wife sendeth to you the news growing in her garden; praying you to send me your letters of news; also to send me word where I mought buy any of the books that ye gave me, for I would send some down into the country to my friends, if ye think that I may so. Et valete.
Yours all,
Thomas Audeley, k.,
Custos Sigilli."
Add. : To my loving friend, Mr. Cromwell.

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1067. Fortescue.
A bill of costs and travelling expences, dated Trinity term 24 Hen. VIII., and headed, "Fortescu, k."
Speaks of "my cousin Lewis Fortescue," and of "my lands in Devonshire."
"Borrowed of John Awdelett, gent., upon certain plate," 100l., &c.
Pp. 5.

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1068. Thomas Derby.
Thos. Derbye complains that for 16 years and more, and specially since the death of my late lord of Duresme, that is, seven years as Mr. Tuke's clerk, and nine years as the King's servant, he has written himself, specially in my lord Cardinal's time, all the despatches to the King's lieutenants in his royal armies, his ambassadors in France, Spain, Italy, Flanders, Scotland, and other parts, "and also the causes of this realm, as in levying of armies and other great and weighty matters, both in cipher and otherwise, without sufficient entertainment." Mr. Tuke has taken all the thanks thereof to himself, affirming untruly that he kept four clerks at his own expence to write the King's matters, which were wholly written by the said Derbye, and almost all by night, except only by the help of one of Master Tuke's clerks, named William Brown, for two years. Tuke was allowed by the King 10l. for the wages of one clerk, and further to the sum of 50 mks. for paper, wax, thread, boat-hire, &c.; which 10l. Derbye ought to have had, having been put to great expences in these particulars. When Derbye received his present office of clerk of the King's signet, vacant by the promotion of Master Tuke to be French secretary, Tuke, before he would deliver Derbye his bill, or give him his oath as the King commanded, desired to have him bound to continue his attendance upon him, and to pay him 40 mks. for the office. This Derby agreed to, upon a promise that Tuke would never demand any part of the money. The office was not worth to him 20 nobles a year, but it was all that Derby for six years had to live on, and with all possible economy he could not live on less than 40l. Moreover, Tuke declares he will take advantage of the obligation, which being unlawful the said Derby did little esteem, in spite of his previous promise, which he repeated at the time of Derby's marriage, his wife having been Mr. Tuke's servant seven years, "and never took wages of him, and had her raiment for the most part found by her friends, and gave her not a penny in recompense of her service." Depending upon Tuke's promises that he would get him provided for, Derby ran into great debt, and was forced to sue for relief to other persons. Also, on a great despatch of letters, the King at Westminster commanded my lord Cardinal to give the clerks who by his report had taken pains in those matters, "which was indeed the said Derby, 100l."; but Tuke caused Derby to make a warrant with a space, promising to get him as large a part of the money as he could, and after speaking with my lord Cardinal said he could not get him out of the King's coffers more than 20 mks., "but in a forfeit or a licence he could get, to the said sum." Derby, trusting to Tuke, and seeing that that sum of 20 mks. would not help him, spoke no more of the matter, and had nothing till about a twelvemonth after, when a licence of wheat was obtained, of which his part was only 11l.; and it is said that Mr. Tuke enjoyed the 100l. When Tuke was laboring to be treasurer of the King's chamber, John Woddall was sent for to supply his place for six weeks, and Derby was appointed his successor, as Mr. Magnus can tell. On which he was encouraged to buy horses, retain more servants, sell his stuff, and make provisions northward. But Tuke got Wooddall's letters signed by my lord Cardinal for his return without seeing Derby recompensed one penny, although he had previously asked him if he would take 50l. to agree to the change. Derby being by these things brought into debt nearly 100l., the King at Windsor, more than three years ago, on the motion of my lord Cardinal, granted him licence for the loan of the custom of 200 sacks of wool for five years; but Master Tuke, after the signature of the bill, which was delivered to him by my lord Cardinal, took the pen, and struck out 100 sacks of the 200, without making the King privy to it, although the bill was drawn up by him and Lawrence Bonvice. (fn. 8) When Mr. Tuke came over from Bruges with my lord Cardinal, he openly promised to give Derby 200 nobles wages, which he did not fulfil. In France, when on his journey with my lord Cardinal, Derby spent 20 nobles above his allowance, and supplied Mr. Tuke's business for the posts, but was never paid. When Mr. Tuke went to Westminster, and promised to give Derby for his relief 5 mks., on his coming home he delivered him 40s., which he afterwards redemanded, and was repaid. Tuke has made many promises to him which he has not kept, and all that Derby has received for his service during 16 years, besides the said 11l., has not amounted to 12l.; and he never had any penny of him, in reward or otherwise, but one half-angel.
Hol., pp. 3. Endd.


  • 1. See No. 1007.
  • 2. "Nihil aliud egerunt nisi quod ex sententia Regis Ro. (Mr. Pocock reads, 'Regis Joannis') et Vayvod illud Rachos totius regni Ungari his duobus dietis dissolverunt."
  • 3. Both Christian and surname are doubtful.
  • 4. He died on the 20th June 1532, according to three inquisitions taken on his death. Hence it might seem that "May" in the date of this letter was an error for "June" but the reference to term time in London proves that it cannot be so; and we are led to the inference that Throkmorton's information was premature.
  • 5. See the marginal note of the inrolment 19 Hen. VIII.
  • 6. Thos. Bwyde on Patent roll.
  • 7. The inrolment is dated 1 May.
  • 8. See 21 May 1529, Grants.