Henry VIII: April 1531, 16-30

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

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. "Henry VIII: April 1531, 16-30", Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 5, 1531-1532, (London, 1880). 94-106. British History Online. Web. 29 May 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol5/pp94-106.


April 1531, 16-30

[16 April.]
R. O.
198. William Whorwood to Henry Gold.
I thank you for your great kindness shown to me at Wyke, praying you to recommend me to lady Rede and lady Greville. I send you certain evidences concerning my brother Clopton and his sister, which were in the hands of the late Sir Giles Greville,as concerning my brother Clopton, two books and an indenture for a lease made by Will. Clopton to Will. Sawbridge, in Brudgetowne. Also another made by the chancellor of Worcester, and concerning the taking of Shottery meadow, &c. Also other deeds made by Thos. Harwell, concerning a chamlet gown and other apparel; which I pray you to deliver to the bearer, or to Rob. Symondes, of Pershoure. Let the evidences be kept only to the use of my brother Clopton. Whittington, Low Sunday in Easter.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : chaplain to my lord of Canterbury.
18 April.
Bthune MS. 8,546, f. 70.
199. Suffolk to Montmorenci.
Requests to obtain fulfilment of a promise made by himself and Francis that the payment of the arrears of the Queen his wife's dower should be increased from 17,300 livres to 20,000 a year. Was assured by M. de Bayonne when last here that though it could not be done for the past year it should be the year following; yet nothing has come of it. London, 18 April 1531.
18 April.
Add. MS. 28,583, f. 196. B. M.
200. Cardinal Of Ravenna to the Comendador Maior (Los Covos).
On receiving the Emperor's credentials for Mai, visited him and found that consultation on Scotch affairs was put off on account of Easter (li giorni santi). Determined to wait for the particulars of the Emperor's wishes. Thinks the secretary will have arrived in Scotland. Expresses his wish to serve the Emperor and Covos. Rome, 18 April 1531.
Ital., pp. 2, modern copy.

Titus, B. I. 67. B. M. Demaus' Tyndall, 295.
201. [Stephen Vaughan to Henry VIII.]
Of late I obtained a copy of one part of Tyndall's book in answer to the Lord Chancellor, of which I immediately informed Cromwell, and required him to advertise your Highness. The copy was so rudely written and interlined that I did not think it fit to be sent, but have re-written it, and send the copy. I think the matter, for the modest order thereof, will better like you than some other of his works, which he has put forth with less advisement, more rashness, and ruder spirit. It is but a third or fourth part of his whole work, but comprehends the pith of the other parts, in which he answers every chapter of my Lord's book with the grounds he has laid in the first part. I will also write and send the second part with all convenient speed. Yesterday I spoke with Tyndall outside Antwerp, having been told by his messenger that some unknown friend wished to see me. After disclosing his name, he said that he heard that your Highness was much displeased with him for putting forth certain books, and specially the "Practice of Prelates." He was surprised at this, considering that he only warned the King of the subtle demeanour and shameful abusions of the clergy, which showed the heart of a true subject. He asked how it was that the King, considering the pains he has taken, his poverty, exile, and danger, with other hard and sharp fortunes which he has endured, hoping to do honor to God, true service to his prince, and pleasure to his commons, thinks that he does not show a pure mind and true zeal and affection to his Grace. Did his warnings against the Cardinal, whose iniquity the King soon after "approved," deserve hatred? Can the King, being a Christian prince, be so unkind to God as to say that it is not lawful for the people to have His Word in a tongue they can understand, because the purity thereof should open men's eyes to see their wickedness? Is there more danger in the King's subjects than in the subjects of all other princes, who have the same in their tongues under privilege of their sovereigns? He concluded by saying that death were more pleasant to him than life, considering man's nature to be such as can bear no truth.
After this conversation I tried to persuade him to come to England, and what surety he could devise should by labour of friends be obtained of your Majesty. He answered he dared not come to England, whatever surety you promised, for he feared that your promise might be broken by persuasion of the clergy, who would say that promises made with heretics ought not to be kept. He told me he had finished a work against the Lord Chancellor's book, and would not put it in print till you had seen it, because of your displeasure for hasty putting forth his other work, and that it may appear that he is not of so obstinate a mind as has been reported.
After these words, as it was drawing towards night, he took leave of me, being fearful lest I should have pursued him. He departed from the town, and I towards the town, saying that peradventure I should shortly see him or hear from him. I suppose he afterwards returned to the town, for there is no likelihood that he should lodge outside. I was not hasty to pursue him, being likely to speak with him again, and because I might have failed of my purpose and run some danger. "To declare to your Majesty what in my poor judgment I think of the man, I ascertain your Grace I have not communed with a man" ...
Copy, pp. 3, imperfect.
20 April.
Add. MS. 25,114, f. 92. B. M. Pocock, II. 656.
202. Brian to [Henry VIII.]
Received by his cousin Seymour on Easter Day his letter, dated Greenwich, 6 April. Visited the King next day at Bew de Vyncent, who said he was willing to send any one else in the place of Grammont if the King wished it. Brian answered that none was more satisfactory. The King answered that hitherto he had done his best, and would do no less, but rather more. Begged him to despatch the Cardinal, who is to set forth in a few days. Hears his instructions are very effectual for the advancement of the King's cause. Has delivered the King's letters to the various parties, who were very thankful. Two days since viscount Turayne showed him very secretly that letters had come to this Court from Rome, which showed that the Pope had somewhat relented, and would at the instance of Francis show himself more favorable to the King's cause,that the Emperor's ambassadors had a cold reception and the Emperor himself was unpopular with the French king and his nobles. The talk is that the Emperor intends to invade England, and an Almain captain has offered his services to Brian, who expressed the improbability of any such event. Francis goes to hunt into Normandy. The Queen and my Lady wait a day or two, if my Lady's health will permit. "She has long time been sick, and thought here in great danger." The Grand Master will send to De Vaux the demands desired by the Emperor of Francis, and the answer. Touching the clause of which the King wrote in cipher, he can perceive no likelihood at present. The French queen is with child. Grammont will take his leave, and start for Rome on Friday or Saturday next; but they have broken so many promises he cannot speak of this for certain. Paris, 20 April.
The marquis of Guast is made captain-general of the Emperor's army in Italy. Fernando Gonzago, brother to the duke of Mantua, the former captain-general, is discharged, and is gone to Naples to be married. 14,000 or 15,000 Swiss have entered the duchy of Milan, and laid siege to a town held by "the castylyan of Muske." Signed.
Pp. 4, with a decipher of the ciphered parts by Wriothesley.
21 April.
Add. MS. 28,583, f. 171. B. M.
203. Mai to Francisco De Los Covos.
Has letters of 7 March from England, that the King was much troubled, and said that he would not fail in the defence against the Turk, but not to please the Emperor or Pope, who did not deserve it. He said also that the Pope wished to evoke the cause, contrary to the Council of Nice, which says that it must be finished where it is begun. As to what they say, that it is contrary to the style of the court, that in the first commission "se derrogo a todo esto;" and styles are found against it, and not for it; he knows that they do him wrong; and if the Pope does an injustice, he will take care to do also what he can; also, he will never come to the trial; he well knows that then we shall declare war (vernemos a las manos), and he also knows that excommunication is not to be feared where it is unjust.
Letters from France of April 8 state that they are working there openly to procure opinions for the King, both from the university and from single lawyers; and the cardinal of Grammont would bring these "allegaciones." Sp., pp. 3, modern copy. Endd. : Al C. M. de Mr. Mai, 21 de Abril 1531.
23 April.
Anstis' Order of the Garter, II. 385.
204. The Garter.
A chapter of the Order of the Garter was held on St. George's Day, 23 Hen. VIII., at Greenwich, at which were present the King, the duke of Suffolk, the marquis of Exeter, the earls of Arundel, Sussex, Rutland, and Ormond, lord Mountjoy, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, and Sir Henry Gouldford. The Feast was ordered to be kept on May 7, the earl of Sussex being president; and lords Lisle, Sandys, and Mountjoy, and Sir W. Fitzwilliam, being ordered to assist him. The earl of Northumberland was elected in place of the marquis of Dorset, deceased, and installed on 7 May by lords Lisle and Sandys. Statutes were passed for the building of a lantern and pulpit.
23 April.
R. O.
205. Sir Robert Basse, Clerk, to Cromwell.
Being parson of Kockfeld, Suff., (Cuekfield, Sussex?) of the yearly value of 30l., is bound to pay an annuity of 20 marks to Sir John Purfett, clerk, during his life, and is this year charged besides with 10 marks to the King, of which he has paid 5 marks, and with 10 marks a year for the future. Begs his intercession, that he and other poor priests with only one benefice may not be charged such great annuities, in addition to the King's taxed money. Kockffeld, St. George's Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Mr. Cromwell, Esq., at the Austin Friars in London.
23 April.
R. O. St. P. VII. 297.
206. Henry VIII. to Benet.
He is to use all means to put off the process until Michaelmas at least, and must therefore tell the Pope, as of himself, that it would be the plainest destruction of his authority to call the King to Rome. Therefore the Pope should make offer of an indifferent place and judges, by letters to us and the French king, and send notice to that effect to England and the French king, who may mediate in the cause. It is much better for the Pope to keep his own laws than to contend with us upon our privileges, for there are a great number here ready to make dissension between us as "soon as that trumpet bloweth." By thus putting the Pope in hope that we will condescend to indifferent judges, you may perhaps delay the process. We will abuse them as they have abused us, to make them believe you; "for they have been to us always like willow tree, showing fair buds and leaves without any fruit." If you think Sir Gregory, or the bishop of Worcester, likely to assist, you may deal with them accordingly, and lament that there should be any dispute between the Pope's laws and the King's privileges. Greenwich, 23 April.
Cipher with decipher. Signed at the head. Add. Endd. by Benet : Recevyd 7 May 1531.
23 April.
Add. MS. 28,583, f. 180. B. M.
207. Dr. Ortiz to Charles V.
Has received his letter of April 12. Fears that some of his own letters have been lost. Came here thinking that the first and principal point of this cause would be immediately handled, viz., the manifest proof that marriage between brother and sister in law is only prohibited by canonical law, with which the Pope can dispense. The president has sent the determinations of the universities of Salamanca, Alcala, and Valladolid, and the councils and chanceries of Spain also write about it. Victory is certain on account of the justice of the cause, as will be seen when the Ambassador orders me to speak in it. The delay causes grave detriment to the Church.
The Ambassador gave me a few days ago two works by Fisher (Obispo Rephense) different from that which was printed in Spain, which I saw before I left. They all show his great wisdom, diligence, and zeal for truth. I am surprised that the light he has thrown on the case has not removed the blindness of the contrary party, who have so badly deceived the King of England.
As I do not know law, nor the method of conducting suits, I thought that this process ought to be managed in this way. Hitherto the Ambassador has said that this article should be treated last, and not immediately. I am vexed at this delay. It might have been better to have gone first to Paris, where, I think, I could have removed the difficulty caused by the votes of the contrary party. There is nothing I desire more than that this point should be discussed now, and information given upon it to the Cardinals, as on it depends the whole cause; and the witnesses are in Rome, viz., the Scriptures, determinations of the Church, holy and learned doctors, and reasons not a few. I would consider it a singular mercy of God to undergo martyrdom for the cause. I shall ask for this truth to be determined by an extravagante ad perpetuam rei memoriam, when the Ambassador tells me it is time.
I have communicated with many cardinals, to whom I had letters from the Emperor and Empress, and I find them well disposed to justice.
I wish that since I came here, some witnesses now in Rome had been presented to prove that the marriage and cohabitation had preceded, to which the other side could not reply. This would be sufficient to procure a sentence por contraditas, and then I would produce the dispensation, and ask for the foresaid determination. The Ambassador says that he wishes to present them, but has had no opportunity, on account of the impediment caused by the person who is conducting the appeal in the name of the kingdom of England.
Thanks the Emperor for the office of preacher. Complains of poverty. Rome, 23 April 1531.
Sp., pp. 5, modern copy.
23 April.
Add. MS. 28,583, f. 183. B. M.
208. [Henry VIII. to Carne.]
I am pleased to hear by your letters, and those of others, what diligence you have used in protecting the privileges of us and our kingdom, which are assailed by certain persons in consequence of our matrimonial cause at Rome. I am grieved at the Pope and his advisers endeavouring to prevent you from exercising an office which is allowed by all laws to a citizen in his country, and to a subject against his prince. The Pope's refusal of your defence is a deep injury not only to you but to ourselves. Approves of his allegations before Paul Capisucchio, and desires him to continue the defence which he has undertaken in his own name, not the King's. The Pope cannot alter the laws of nature, or make the false true, as he confessed when he admitted the Queen's appeal. The Pope and others should desire nothing more from the King than to see with their eyes what they might have long ago understood with their minds. Again desires him to continue as he has begun, and will repay his diligence not merely with words but with deeds. Greenwich, 23 April 1531.
Lat., modern copy, from the archives at Simancas, pp. 5.
Endd. : "Copia del mandato del excusador Angles."
24 April.
Acts of Parl. of Scotl. II. 332.
209. Parliament Of Scotland.
Held at Edinburgh, 24 April 1531.
26 April. Lords of the Articles chosen.
27 April. Payment ordered to the town of Middleburgh. Sir John Campbell of Lundy to deliver the treaty lately made with Flanders.
28 April. Certain persons summoned for treason.
26 May and 9 June. Sittings before Will. Stewart, provost of Linclowdane, the King's treasurer, Adam Ottirburn, provost of Edinburgh, Nic. Craufurd of Oxgangs, justiciary clerk, and others.
24 April.
Add. MS. 28,583, f. 186. B. M.
210. Mai to Covos.
While soliciting the despatch of the English matter today, I found that it was necessary to wait for another consistory, and to inform the cardinals.
I have found out by secret means that the Pope has communicated to the commissary of the cause allegations given by the English. They are not of much importance. You should remind the Emperor to do some kindness to this man (the commissary?), as the adversaries have tried to gain him, but could not. They now wish him ill, and say that he has made false relation. He is of the family of cardinal Csarinus, and of great authority and learning.
Remarks about the Emperor's going to Spain and Germany.
Headed : De Micer Mai de xxiij. (fn. 1) de Abril.
Sp., pp. 2, modern copy.
24 April.
Heine, Letters to Charles V. 204.
211. A General Council.
Anonymous letter, dated Rome, 24 April 1531, headed "Copia en lengua Italiana de lo que dio el nuncio del Papa sobre lo del concilio en Gante."
It is entirely about the Council, and mentions the difficulties raised by the replies of the kings of France and England, in a general way.
Pp. 5.
25 April.
Calig. E. I. 44. B. M.
212. Florence Volusene to [Cromwell].
Beda de Cornibus, a Cordelier, and other doctors of this town, have complained to the King of Peter Gerarde, who preached before the queen of Navarre this Lent in Paris. Mons. de Lange tells him they have noted three or four articles on which they say he intends to build a house of heresy, viz., omnia sunt munda mundis, and therefore this delectus ciborum should be superstitious. Sicut ancilla contrectans panem domin su immundis manibus, offendit dominam, sic nos Deum quicquid operemur sine fide et conscientia munda. Sicut non licet uxori mutare, augere vel imminuere vel commentatione aliqua aut glossa in hunc vel illum sensum trahere testamentum mariti, sic nec licere Ecclesi sacras literas sic pro arbitrio suo fingere ac refingere. Has not heard the fourth article. The King has commanded Gerard whenever he preaches before his sister to have two honest men of judgment sworn to recite faithfully what he says, which is but a small punishment. Three or four who preached against him seditiously are commanded to "fre waird" amongst their friends. Amongst them is one Cordelier who spoke openly in the pulpit of a great clerk who came from Bohemia to England, and there preached erroneous opinions; the princes and nobles persuaded by his eloquence suffer him, and the commons for fear of great men, though they grudge not being able to hurt him; "than what followed ... the corn was marvellous fair on the ... the erroneous preaching of this doc[tor] ... came and new bread, this bread ... but swell men and poison them, s ... and perished many thousands. The ... setting apart all fear, ordinance a ... of princes, went of their own zeal and ... stoned this doctor to death, and so ... which was perceived to be sent by God ... certain fleis that dite and poison the ... and so should ye do, said th[e preacher] ... with this heretic Gerard, which is none [fit teacher of] princes and ladies. After this ... same day as he was going on the str[eet] ... sermon, he perceived certain servants of [the Queen] of Navarre, and shewed to them that was ... saying, these be these heretics, and so ... falois hurt five or six of them by his exhort[ation] ... will be corrected. Other matters I dif[fer till my] coming, which, by the grace of God, shall be [in 15] or 16 days. In the meantime I commend h[erewith Mr.] Nicolas Fedderstone, my proctor of Spelhurs[t] ... beseeching you to help and succour him in hi[s] ... George Hampton's servant, which arrived yester even, hoc est 24 die Aprilis, spake ... books to your mastership, and being will ... the same, and not having great plenty as ... of money, I went to Maister Hamptone w ... to me, and said with a marvellous liberal ... not lack no money for anything that concer[ns your] mastership, declaring your great humanity ... daily show to him and so such new things ... here I shall bring with me in all haste." At [Paris], 25 April.
Hol., mutilated, pp. 2.
26 April.
R. O.
213. Sir John Arundell to his Son Sir Thomas Arundell.
"Master Woudfforde's brother and Predyaux be disposed of Ryalton and Padstow according to your commandment." But as "his" beas[...] were upon the land of Rialton, I have ventured to write to Borlas, your factor there, to let him remain as a tenant till your mind is further know Desires his favor to the bearer, Master Wentford. Trelawne, 26 April. (fn. 2)
Hol., p. 1. Add.

R. O.
214. Dr. John De Coloribus to Sir Thos. Arundell.
I do not know whether you have received my late letters, stating that my master, your father, had written desiring you to speak in my favor, now that I am called to the house of the bishop of Lincoln, that I may obtain some good provision to return to Cornwall. The King remembers my name. Would rather have 20l. near your father than 40l. elsewhere. Commend me to the Countess, (fn. 3) your sister, [and?] mistress Joan.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add.
26 April.
R. O.
215. St. Sepulchre's, York.
Attestation by Richard Watkyns, notary, at his house in St. Faith's parish, London, 26 April 1531, of the resignation by Thos. Leghe of the canonry of St. Sepulchre's chapel, York.
Witnesses : John Bill, of the diocese of Coventry and Lichfield, and Robt. Bell, of the diocese of York.
Lat., vellum. Endd. : "A wille."
29 April.
Vienna Archives.
216. Chapuys to Charles V.
Since my last La Guiche has left. His departure was delayed 10 days longer than he expected; during which time John Joachin and he were ordered into court, and had long consultations with the King and his Council. I have not been able to ascertain particulars, but I am told it was about the pensions and payments, and the renewal ("renchange") of the commission which the said Joachin had had; and also that if the French king was to have an interview with your Majesty the King should be present. In which and all other things, I believe, La Guiche will do his best, considering the presents and good treatment given him here, and the King will not be satisfied if he do not succeed better than Joachin has done. Ever since Joachin's return the King and his Council have begun to mistrust France, both from his report and from letters received from Rome and France; for which reason, within the last few days two of the Council, viz., the treasurer and controller, spoke to him roundly and in very plain terms in the Queen's favor. The duke of Suffolk also speaks his opinion about it, showing the great need this kingdom has of living in peace and amity with the Emperor, whose goodness he highly extols. To the Duke no answer was made; but the two others were told they did not understand the matter, or know what they were talking about. Norfolk was not in the company, for he had gone home to his house, where he is at present.
Talking of the Council with John Joachin lately, he spoke of the necessity of holding it, and that the King his master desired it; nevertheless, that it was believed in France that it would not take place, because the Pope, with all his fair show (belles mines), would resist it with all his power, and that to this effect his Holiness had set forth various inconveniences, among others that the Council would perhaps usurp authority over the Holy See, which is against all reason, and besides it seemed superfluous, because the errors of the Lutherans were already reproved by ancient Councils, so that it was not necessary to take counsel, but to punish the transgressors. The same was said the day before yesterday by the Venetian ambassador at court, and moreover that the Pope, if the Council took place, would like it to confine itself to certain articles,a sign that his Holiness has no desire to come to the point. The said Ambassador was asked about the descent of the Turk, and replied that there was no appearance of it; though they wanted to persuade him to the contrary, and that already a great number of the said Turks have arrived, who had quite recently routed the forces of the king of the Romans; and that although what the Ambassador said might be true, the neighbours [of the Turk] must not be too confident, because the delay was only to enable him to come next year in greater force; and that if your Majesty and the Pope did not take measures against the Turk, it was to be feared they were hoarding their money to avenge their old quarrels against the Signory. These things were declared to him first openly by Suffolk and Wiltshire, and afterwards by the King a little between his teeth. Your Majesty may judge of their intention.
The Princess has not yet quite recovered from her stomach attack, but it is not serious. She wrote lately to the King that no medicine could do her so much good as seeing him and the Queen, and desired his licence to visit them both at Greenwich. This has been refused her, to gratify the lady, who hates her as much as the Queen, or more so, chiefly because she sees the King has some affection for her. Of late when the King praised her in the lady's presence the latter was very angry, and began to vituperate the Princess very strangely. She becomes more arrogant every day, using words and authority towards the King, of which he has several times complained to the duke of Norfolk, saying that she was not like the Queen, who had never in her life used ill words to him. The duchess of Norfolk has reported this to the Queen, telling her moreover that her husband was in marvellous sorrow and tribulation, and that she saw quite well she would be considered the ruin of all her family, and that if God wished that she should continue in her fantasy it would be a very good thing for the Queen.
In confirmation of what I have hitherto written to your Majesty, viz., that the King claimed to be sovereign over his clergy, I may mention that a good man preaching before the King, and referring to the story that Constantine refused to judge a dispute between two bishops, as it did not belong to a secular prince to do so, the King, who might have warned the preacher after the sermon, and made him retract, lost patience, and, opening the window of his oratory, told him in a loud voice to get on and not tell such falsehoods. The preacher, in all reverence, told him he did not think he was telling falsehoods in relating what he could show in various histories; on which the King turned his back and went away displeased.The Jew whom the King sent for from Italy has sent several times to me to justify himself, saying he has done better service than is supposed, and expects at his return to kiss your Majesty's hands; of whom, in passing, you may learn some particulars.
Speaks again of his necessities. London, 29 April.
Fr., hol., pp. 3, from a modern copy.
30 April.
Simancas MS.
217. Archbishop Of Toledo to Charles V.
Has found a letter among the papers of the ambassador Rojas, of considerable importance in the Queen's case. In this letter the King Catholic affirms the virginity of Katharine at the death of her first husband, and says that the dispensation was only asked for in its actual form to satisfy the importunity of the English, not because it was necessary. Toledo, 30 April 1531.
Sp., p. 1, modern copy. Headed : Copia de una original del arzobispo de Toledo al Emperador fecha en 30 de Abril 1531.
30 April.
R. O.
218. St. Paul's Churchyard.
Lease by John Palmer, warden, and the college of the petty canons of St. Paul's, London, to Elizabeth Sutton, widow of Nicholas Sutton, stationer, of London, of a shop in Paul's Churchyard, in the parish of St. Faith, between the shop held by John Clampard, belonging to the bishop of London, on the east, the mansion place held by Edw. Gamlyon, belonging to the petty canons, on the west and north, and Paul's Yard on the south; in which shop she now lives; for 60 years, at four marks a year. 30 April 1531, 23 Hen. VIII.
Vellum. Endd. : This lease is surrendered, and a new taken for 70 years. Humfrey Toyes lease.
R. O.
219. Sir William Fitzwilliam.
Account of moneys owing to the King by Master Treasurer [Fitzwilliam], viz., for 13 arrears, due at Easter 23 Hen. VIII., of a rent of 7l. 5s. 4d. out of the manor of Weston next Baldock and other manors, for money due to Master Gascoigne, for the debts of Sir John Cutte, and for the wardship of young Cutte, which he bought of the King. (See vol. IV. No. 5906 (5).) Total due, 1,323l. 9s. 4d.
On the other hand, Master Treasurer has paid for the King's building at Guldeford about 103l. 10s., and the King owes him besides, on his account before Master Daunce, 97l. 13s. 1d. For the remaining debt he proposes to surrender to the King the manor of Weston next Baldock, which he holds by gift of the King for the life of himself, my Lady his wife, and her firstborn son, if the King will grant him in exchange the manor of Wytley, Surrey.
Large paper, pp. 2.
R. O. 2. Another copy.
Large paper, pp. 2.
April./Grants. 220. Grants in April 1531, 22 Hen. VIII.
1. Henry earl of Northumberland and Mary his wife, and Ingelram Percy. Licence to alienate the manors of Westwod, Estwell, Rokesle, Horsmonden, Tyrlyngham, Northcray, Newyngton, Bartram, and 20 messuages, 300 acres of land, 300 acres of meadow, 300 acres of pasture, 100 acres of wood, and 100s. rent in Westwod, Estwell, Rokesle, Horsmondon, Tirlingham, Northcray, and the moiety of the hundred of Folkeston (Kent), to Sir William Fitzwilliam, chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, Sir Thomas Cheyney, John Baker. Thomas Wharton, Henry Whyte, and William Walsyngham; to hold to them and the heirs of the said William Walsyngham for ever. Westm., 1 April.Enrolled by mistake on Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 4, where the entry is cancelled as belonging to the 22nd year. It is not enrolled in that year.
2. Elizabeth Fyssher, widow of Richard Fyssher, yeoman of the Crown. Annuity of 10 marks out of the issues of the manor of Wexcombe, Wilts; in the King's hands, by the minority of Edward Darell, kinsman and heir of Sir Edward Darell. Windsor Castle, 16 June 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 18.
3. Robert Downes. Licence to alienate the mansion, soil, and precinct of the monastery of Rumburgh, Suff., lately suppressed, and the manors of Rumburgh and Hyntlesham, called "the Priour of Seynt Petours Maner in Hyntlesham;" and all lands, &c. in Rumburgh, Wysset, Spexale, Holton, Chestan, Metfeld, Sowthelmam, Ilkettyshale, Sowthcove, Reddesham, Huntynfeld, Denton, Beccles, Sybton, Hallysworthe, and Hyntlesham, Suff.; which are held of the King in chief,to Thomas duke of Norfolk, treasurer of England, Thomas lord Wentworth, Sir Philip Tylney, Sir John Cornwayles, George Wyndham, clk., Thomas Wentworth, s. and h. of lord Wentworth, Edmund Wyndham, Edmund Knevett, and Robert Holdyche, their heirs and assigns, to the use of the said Duke, his heirs and assigns for ever. Westm., 1 April.Pat. 22 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17.
4. Robert Downes. Licence to alienate the mansion, soil, and precinct of the monastery of St. Mary, Dodnashe, Suff., lately suppressed, and the manors of Dodnashe and Charles, and all lands, &c. in Dodnashe, Bergholt, Capell, Bentley, Taddeston, Stutton, Holbroke, Braham, Wenham, Copdokys, Stratford, Reydon, Ramysden, and Ipswyche, Suff., to Lionel Talmache, Christopher Goldyngham, Lionel Bokkyng, Henry Blosse, Lionel Nicoll, Lionell Wyth, Lionel Fosdyke, Lionel Heryng, William Hoxon, John Wyth, jun., Thos. Gybbon, Thos. Clerke, John Felgate, jun., William Lord, and William Butte, their heirs and assigns, to the use of the said Lionel Tolmache, his heirs and assigns, for ever. Westm., 1 April. Pat. 22 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17.
5. John Gay, servant with Lord Morley, a native of Normandy. Denization. York Place, 17 Nov. 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 April.P.S.
6. William Mooke, clk. Grant of a canonry in the cathedral church of York, and the prebend of Tockeryngton in the same, vice William Burbank, S.T.P., resigned; at the King's disposal by the voidance of the archbishopric of York. Addressed to the dean and chapter of York cathedral, and to the keeper of the spiritualities thereof. Westm., 1 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 19.
7. Adam Sampson, yeoman of the Guard. Licence to export 300 quarters of wheat, free of duty; in consideration of the said Adam having caused to be made a ship for the King's navy, called the Trynyte Gilde[forth?], of 240 tons. Westm., 5 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 5 April.P.S. Fr. m. 4.
8. William Raynsford, steward of the Chamber. Custody of the person and lands of Edward Haull, lunatic. Westm., 24 March 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 5 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
9. Monastery of St. Mary, York. Restitution of tempbralities on the election of William Thornton as abbot, whose fealty has been ordered to be taken by Brian Higdon and William Clayborough, clks. The election was confirmed by the dean and chapter of York cathedral, the see being void. Westm., 1 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 April.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 25.
10. Sir John Gage, vice-chamberlain of the Chamber. Grant, in fee, of the manor of Borham and Rokelond, with all lands, &c. in Borham, Rokelond, Wertlyng, Horstmounceux, Hoo, and Assheborneham, Sussex, of which a 21 years' lease was granted by John Hygdon, S.T.P. the dean, and the canons of [the King's] College at Oxford, on the 8 July 21 Hen. VIII., and was renewed by patent 7 Jan. 22 Hen. VIII. to George Jenour, of Herst, Sussex. The annual rent of 19l. being likewise granted to the said Sir John during the run of the lease; also the manors of Telton, Hellyngle, Friston, and Excetter; all which premises are in the King's hands by the attainder of Thomas cardinal of York. Greenwich, 5 March 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 12 April.P.S Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
11. Thomas duke of Norfolk, treasurer of England. Grant, in fee, of the ground, site, &c. of the late monastery of Felixsto alias Filchestowe, Suff., the manors of Felixstowe alias Filchestowe, Walton, Tremely, Kyrton, Boclesham, Newborne, Helmeley, Faltenham, Alderton, Baudesey, Westerfelde, Sternefeld, Sutton, and Gipswiche (Ipswich), Suff., of which Robt. Rochester, late prior of the same monastery at the time of the suppression thereof, or any of his predecessors, was seized in right of the said monastery; and also the manor of Faltenham, Suff., with knight's fees and advowsons thereto belonging; all which are in the King's hands by the attainder of Thomas cardinal archbishop of York. Chelsith, 12 April.Pat. 22 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 22.
(2.) Draft of the preceding patent in R. O.
12. John Worth, steward of the Chamber. Grant in reversion of the office of keeper of Northpetherton park, Somers., with the forest and chase of the same; with the same fees as Giles, late lord Daubeney, or Sir William Courteney, had, with herbage and pannage of the said park; which premises, with the office of lieutenant of Roche forest, were granted by patent 1 July 5 Hen. VIII. to the said William Courteney, then squire of the Body. Westm., 29 March 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 13 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 19.
13. Henry earl of Worcester, and Elizabeth his wife. Grant, in survivorship, of the manor of Andrewes in Chesthunt, Herts, and a messuage and certain lands in Chesthunt; the moiety of the manor of Moteland alias Mote, and 40s. rent; also a rent of 4 red roses in Chesthunt; 7 messuages and 6 gardens in the parishes of St. Clement's Danes, New Temple, London, and St. Mary "de Stronde"; all which came into the King's hands by the attainder of Thos. cardinal archbishop of York. Westm., 31 March 22 Hen. VIII. Westm., 13 April. P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
14. Sir Edmund Howarde. To be comptroller of the town and marches of Calais, vice Sir William Hussey, deceased, with all fees, liberties, meadows, and pastures called Lyverers. Westm., 1 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 13 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
15. Christopher Nelson, clk. Presentation to the perpetual vicarage of Westgrenewyche alias Depford Strand, Rochester dioc., vice George Brynley resigned; at the King's disposal by the suppression of the monastery of Bayham. Greenwich, 7 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 13 April. P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
16. John Stowell, chaplain of Walkehampton, Devon, Hugh Pope, currier, of Exeter, and William Stowell, butcher, of Northtawton, Devon. Release of bail forfeited by the non-appearance of the said John Stowell at the sessions of the peace at Exeter, his sureties having undertaken that he would keep the peace meanwhile towards Sampson Pomey, of the parish of St. Satiuola, without the East gate of Exeter. Greenwich, 7 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 13 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
17. Conrad Janson, of Southwark, shoemaker, native of Cologne. Denization. Greenwich, 4 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 13 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 19.
18. Massy Vylyard, John Pate, groom of the Wardrobe of Beds, and William Armorer, footman. Grant of two corrodies or sustentations within the monastery of Abendon, Berks, on surrender by the said Massy. York Place, 12 Feb. 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 13 April.P.S.
19. City of London. Grant of the following privileges, being a more full setting forth of patent 25 May 1 Hen. IV., relating to the tronage or weighing of leads, &c., which was confirmed by charter 12 July 5 Hen. VIII. The weights and balances used in dealings between merchants, whereof the issues belong to the said commonalty, are to remain in their keeping. To have the tronage or the weighing of lead, wax, pepper, &c., in said city. Also to have the keeping of the great scales and common balance for weighing merchandize of avoirdupois, with power of appointing clerks, &c. of the great scales and balance, and of the Iron Beam, and of the beam of "le Hanzes Hangis," called "the Stilliarde Beme," &c. On surrender of patent 13 June 13 Hen. VIII. granting the office of keeper of the great scales, and the other articles mentioned in the last paragraph, to Sir William Sydney, which grant is now revoked. Westm., 28 March 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
20. James Nedeham. To be chief carpenter of the King's works in England, with 12d. a day, vice Humphrey Coke, deceased. Westm., 24 March 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 14 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m 22.
21. Luke Hornebolt. Licence to export 400 quarters of barley. Westm., 15 April. Fr. 22 Hen. VIII. m. 2.
22. Thomas Tichytt, soldier, of Calais. Annuity of 100s. Greenwich, 14 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 17 April. P.S. Fr. m. 4.
23. Thomas Hall, clk. Grant of the perpetual chantry in the chapel of Perse Brygge, in the parish of Gaynsforth, Durham dioc., void by death. Westm., 13 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 18 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 18.
24. Codrus Strangwys. Livery of lands as s. and h. of John Strangways, deceased; and to Philippa his wife, as d. and h. of Peter Cowdrey, deceased; and to John Barnard, John Hornywold, Walter Marysshe, Richard Gressam, and Hugh Goodman, now enfeoffed of the manors of Quat and Lyehall, Salop, to his use. Greenwich, 7 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. 18 April.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 32.
25. Anthony Knyvet and Martyn Pirry. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of clerk of the Statute Staple of Westminster, vice John Gedge. Greenwich, 20 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 20 April. P.S.
26. Henry Duval, clk. To be warden of the chantries of Mere, Wilts, in the King's gift by the minority of Peter s. and h. of Sir Wm. Compton deceased, vice Wm. Bysshop. Westm., 15 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 21 April.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 26.
27. John Lovell alias Bradley, late of London, yeoman. Pardon for having stolen a horse, the property of Christ. Hynde, at St. John's Strete, Middx. Greenwich, 24 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 April. P.S.
28. Gilb. Grene. Annuity of 6l. 13s. 4d. for services rendered in the wars. Greenwich, 20 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 21 April.P.S.
April./Grants. Undated Grants, 22 Hen. VIII.
1. John Bradwey, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Campe, Canterbury dioc., void by death.Pat. 22 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 22.
2. Richard Humfrey. Licence to marry Isabella, widow of William Tanfeld. Westm., .Pat. 22 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 31.
3. Robert Hogan, chief cook, pro ore. Unfinished entry of the grant of 9 June 1529. Vacated. Pat. 22 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 9.
4. Thomas Jamys, of Quenton, Northt., yeoman. Pardon for a theft committed, 1 April 20 Hen. VIII., of the goods of John Varney at Edgware.S.B.
5. John Pulter, of Cambridge, scholar. Beginning of an instrument which appears to have been a pardon for some offence whereof he was indicted before Thomas Saye and Henry Gilson, coroners in co. Camb. [This entry is crossed out.]Pat. 22 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7.
6. Richard Reynold. Licence to export 350 quarters of mestelyn, imported from Almain, which through foul weather has become musty. P. S. No date. Fr. 22 Hen. VIII. m. 4.
7. Thomas Wylloughby. To be one of the King's serjeants-at-law. Westm., . Pat. 22 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3.
8. Canterbury : John Hales, Baron of the Exchequer, Christopher Hales, Attorney General, the Mayor of Canterbury, and John Bridges. Commission to make inquisition on the idiocy of Thomas Sharp, kinsman and h. of William Fante. Westm., . Pat. 22 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 26d.
9. Notts and Derbyshire : Sir Godfrey Foljambe, Nicholas Stirley, of Stirley, and Nicholas Stirley, of Lynly. Commission to make inquisition on the lands and heir of Sir John Savage. Westm., .Pat. 22 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 26d.
Grants in April 1531, 23 Hen. VIII.
1. Thomas Brown, of Walden, or of Yeldcham, Essex. Pardon for the murder of Ric. ap Yevan ap Jenkyn. Greenwich, 20 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Chelsea, 24 April 23 Hen. VIII.P.S.
2. William Thorne and John Swinfeld. Grant of the first presentation to the parish church of Yerdeley, Northt., Linc. dioc., during the minority of Peter Compton, the King's ward. Greenwich, 21 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 April 23 Hen. VIII.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.
3. David Morgan, one of the sewers of the Chamber. Annuity of 100s. out of the issues of the lordship of Usk and Carlion, parcel of the earldom of March; on surrender of patent 18 Feb. 9 Hen. VIII., granting the like annuity to Sir Robert Johns. Greenwich, 11 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 April 23 Hen. VIII.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 5.
4. Thomas Musgrave. To be marshal of the town of Berwick, in like manner as Thomas Strangwyshe or Sir Thomas Foster enjoyed the same. Greenwich, 24 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 April. P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.
5. Sir Arthur Darcy, Sir Thomas Clyfford, and John Bolls. Grant of the next presentation to the mastership or custody of the house or hospital of St. Leonard, York. Greenwich, 22 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 19.
6. Thos. Scanceby, clk. To have the pension which the abbot of St. Mary's Abbey, York, is bound to give to a clerk of the King's nomination, until he be promoted to a competent benefice. York Place, 18 Jan. 22 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 26 April 23 Hen. VIII.P.S.
7. Alexander Coke, chaplain. Presentation to the chantry of the Virgin in Ansley ch., York dioc., void by death, and at the King's disposal by the voidance of the archbishopric. Greenwich, 20 April 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 April 23 Hen. VIII. P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 5.
8. Sir Henry Guldeford and Sir Edward Guldeford. Grant, in survivorship, of the offices of constable and door-ward in Ledes Castle, Kent, and parker of Ledes and Langley Park, Kent, with the usual allowances, as enjoyed by Sir Thomas Bourghchier, temp. Hen. VII.; on surrender of patent 24 Dec. 4 Hen. VIII. granting the premises to Sir Henry alone. York Place, 22 May 22 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 April 23 Hen. VIII.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.
9. John alias Jak Musgrove, of Bewcastell, Camb., gent. Pardon. Greenwich, 25 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 19.
10. Commission of Gaol Delivery. Guldeford Castle, at Suthwerk.Sir Will. Fitzwilliam, jun., Sir Ric. Weston, Sir Will. Shelley, Chr. Hales, John Hales, John Scott, Chr. Moore, and John Danastre. Westm., 26 April.Pat. 23 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12d.
11. John Brereton, clk. Presentation to the rectory of Weychill, Winchester dioc.; at the King's disposal by the voidance of the see of Winchester. Greenwich, 25 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 April. P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 5.
12. George Cotton. Annuity of 14l.11s.4d., payable partly, viz. 7l. 18s. thereof, out of the farm of the manors of Hatton, Hendheth, and Hatley, Salop, reserved in patent 23 Feb. 20 Hen. VIII., on a grant to Joan Corbett and others of the wardship and marriage of Richard Corbett, s. and h. of Sir Richard Corbett, deceased, and the custody of the said manors; and partly, viz., the remaining 10 marks, out of the issues of the possessions late of Sir William Compton, deceased, now in the King's hands. Greenwich, 25 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 19.
13. William Moreton, page of the Chamber. Custody of the site of the manor of Harold, Beds., and of 1 messuage, 160 acres of ground, 10 acres of meadow, and 60 acres of pasture in Harold, adjoining the said messuage, now in the tenure of John Dale; which site, &c., lately belonged to Sir William Compton, deceased; during the minority of Peter Compton, s. and h. of the said William. Greenwich, 27 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 1.
14. Sir William Musgrave. Grant of the office of constable or keeper of Bewcastell Castle, Cumb., and chief forester of Nicolforest, Cumb., with all the lands, rents, &c. in Bewcastell dale, late of Sir John Midelton, the park or land of Plompton, in Inglewode forest, Cumb., and all lands and tenements in the said park or land, and common pasture in Inglewood forest; with power to build houses, &c. in the said park or land of Plompton; and an annuity of 40l., payable one half out of the issues of the manor or lordship of Sourby, Cumb., and one half out of the issues of the manors, lordships, or lands of Randollynton, Arthurheth, and Lyndell, in Nicolforest. Greenwich, 24 April 23 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 April.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 19.


  • 1. Note by copyist : "En el original esta asi, pero debe ser xxiiij."
  • 2. The exact year of this letter is very uncertain, and that of the next also.
  • 3. Mary, daughter of Sir John Arundel of Lanherne, was the third wife of Robt. earl of Sussex. (Dugdale, ii. 286.)