Henry VIII: March 1533, 26-31

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 6, 1533. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1882.

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March 1533, 26-31

26 March.
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274. The Town Of Oxford to Cromwell.
We hear that the university makes great labor to the King to have a commission to enjoy all the liberties they used to have until the King has made a determination between us. We beg you will stay it, as we should have more trouble than before. Oxford, 26 March.
P. 1. Add. : Of the Council. Endd. : "O.—Letters, anno xxiiij. et xxv. R. H. viij."
[26 Mar.]
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275. Richard Crumwell to Dr. Raynes, Chancellor to my Lord of Lincoln. (fn. 1)
Requesting the lease of the parsonage of Coreby, in Lincolnshire, for the bearer, "my uncle's servant," who says he has been brought up under your mastership. He has lands near Coreby, and will pay a reasonable fine. Will not entertain any malice and false suggestion which was spoken of Raynes. London, Wednesday after Mid Lent Sunday. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
26 March.
Wilkins, III. 748.
276. Convocation Of Canterbury.
On Friday, 12 April [1532], discussed a reply to the supplication of the House of Commons made to the King ; on which his Majesty expected a speedy reply. Summons for Latymer to appear on the 19th, to reply in the matter of certain letters written by him to Mr. Grenewod, in the university of Cambridge. On Latymer's appeal to the King, his Majesty referred it to Convocation that they should decide ; on which he admits that he has erred, not only in discretion but also in doctrine. On his submission, at the King's request, he was received into favor. May 8, four books were received by the prolocutor, on the authority of ecclesiastics to pass laws for the suppression of heresy. Information having been received from the duke of Norfolk that the House of Commons has granted the King a fifteenth, payable in two years, the House resolved not to be behindhand. The bishops of London and Lincoln, the abbots of Westminster and Burton, with Sampson, dean of the Chapel Royal, and Edw. Foxe, the King's almoner, were appointed to attend upon the King, and beg his favor to uphold the immunities of the Church. May 10, articles proposed by the King to be subscribed by the Convocation, &c. :—
1. That no constitution be promulged or put in execution without the King's assent. 2. That 32 persons be appointed by the King, i.e. 16 of the clergy and 16 of the temporalty, to revise the constitutions provincial heretofore enacted, 3. All other constitutions standing with God's laws and the King's to be in full strength, on receiving the Royal assent.
On May 15 the clergy made their submission before the King without any reservation touching provincial councils.
Analysis of the votes.
Various prorogations, until Wednesday, 26 March [1533].
R. O. 2. Copy of the above articles submitted to Convocation.
Pp. 2.
27 March.
R. O.
277. Sir Christopher Garneys to Lord Lisle.
Thanks him for his loving letter, dated London, the 19th inst. Is delighted to hear of Lisle's appointment as deputy of Calais. You wish to have the lodging my lord Berners lay in, and there is none like it in this town ; but a letter has come from the vice-treasurer of Calais, willing his deputy and my lord Edmund Howard, controller of Calais, to seize all the lands and goods which lord Berners had on this side the sea for the King. Has spoken, however, to the vice-treasurer's deputy, and to Hastings, my lord Berners' executor, who are quite content that Lisle shall have the place for 10l. a year. Has retained the gardener to keep the garden an the house sweet till Lisle come. The King has sent for all the pheasants that Berners had ; nevertheless there is kept for you a cock and a hen, and you shall be sure of three hens, by which you will have 50 or 60 eggs this year. Recommends to his favor the servants of his predecessor, and would be glad if, out of the number of 40, Lisle would keep 10 or 12 rooms for such honest men as shall be recommended to him at his coming. Wishes him to send a substantial servant to peruse the house, and provide fuel, wheat, &c. Sends his own and his wife's commendations to lady Lisle.
Added in his own hand : Recommend me to my lord of Carlisle, and to Sir Wm. Kingston and his wife. Calais, 27 March.
The Master Marshal of this town desires his recommendations. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.
27 March.
Vit. B. XIV. 31. B. M.
278. [August. ab Augustinis (fn. 2) to Cromwell.]
"Humillima commendatione [præmissa] ... quo Cæsar huc i ... scribam nisi de c ... versus Januam ... appellatum Novii, ... passuum, ubi prim ... unde paulopost suis ... proficiscetur, qui locus ... ... us Arragoniæ, ubi v ... .. iam est celebraturus cum ob ... est singulo tertio anno quod ... ... cians, et maxime Arragoniam m ... quoquidem in loco antequam conventus dimiss ... Duobusdiebus antequam hinc discederet exautoravit ... armaturæ numero circiter 600, necnon omnes pedites ... ea lege ut in Germaniam proficiscantur, exceptis circiter ... corporis Ducis Mediolanensis, quamobrem petivit ... Germani per eorum loca libere transire permitterent in Germa[niam. Responderunt] se hoc illis concessuros si absque maleficio, et non collect ... quod quidem Cæsar futurum promissit, ac Tamisam eorum Du ... ut urgentissimo mandato, ut absque alicujus injuria, o ... turmatim duntaxat ditionem Venetorum transeant. Ceter ... eos non permittent oppida ingredi, quinimmo eos semper a ter ... copiis ne illi exemplo Italorum militum redeuntium superiore an[no] ... injuriam illatam ulcisci cupientes, fines suos devastent. Matrimonium marchionis Montisferrandi cum domina Julia ... avunculo sanguinis Cæsari conjuncta conclusum est cum Do ... ipsa ex Ferraria ad maritum venit. Similiter ulterius pro[pter matrimonium] Ducis Mediolanensis cum nepti Cæsaris filia Christierni regis [Daciæ] ... Dux Mantuæ hesterna nocte huc venit prætextu saluta[ndi] ... discedat, cæterum revera ut matrimonium marchion[is Montisferrandi distur]bet, ne fraudetur successione ipsius Marchionatus.
Dominus a Rhodio magnus Magister seu primarius ... conscenderit una cum Marchione * de Tunes prope conti ... dio Coronen' mihi incertum ... Ludovico, nihil amplius ... aut in Hispaniam, Cæsar ... si ubi manifestum sit ejus ... a quodam magno principe ...
... jam pridem omnia cognovisse ... t nota inutiliter repetem
... entiss. Regis in vigilia Annuncia[tionis] [Beatæ Mariæ, hoc e]st iiij. die postquam huc Cæsar pervenit ... ... Papiam etc. Cognita Cæsareæ Majestatis voluntate ... forsan usque una ibimus Lugdunum, ubi deflectitur via. Nos vero usque ad aulam regis Christianissimi, unde postea ego ad ... [prof]iciscar. Verum hæc satis sunto, coram plura. Felicissime va[leas] cui humillime supplico, ut in gratia illius serenissimae Majestatis me conservare, [nec]non humillime me commendatam habere apud Excellentissimum ducem North[folciæ et] comitem Ulschyriæ, dominos meos singularissimos. Datæ Alexandriæ, [MD]XXXIIJ. xxvij. Martii.
M. V. servitor humillimus, [A. A.]
"Postscripta, quia ... ... ssit hæc pauca adi ... ... trium distributionum co ... butione, xxvm scutorum ... [con]fœderati convenere quema[dmodum] ... et a Cæsare tentati sunt, ut sa ... ... ant, utcopiæ suae quas tenentur praest[are] ... ... terminos dicti status Mediola[ni] ... ... ipsis, licet et Venetiis propediem ... esset ista declaratio, nam cum ex dicto fœdere tenentur ... tenentur etiam defendere omnes terminos illius, qui enim totum dicit, nihil ... contingentias belli posse declarare, cum illæ propemodum sint infinitæ, verum ... hentium et Ducum prudentiæ, prout necessitas postulaverit, ita se gerentium, ex ... Cæsarem, et Pontificem timore invasionem Januensium per limites status Mediolanensis ... [con]fœderatorum pro utriusque status defensione.
"Dux Sabaudiae circa viij. hujushinc discedet versus sua, ipse et ... lerat, quæ erit, puto, circa xvij. instantis, obtenta pragmatica et aliis per ... servitor humillimus, [A. A.]
"Dux Mediolani decidit spe habendi in uxorem neptim Pontificis, quæ omnium judicio reservatur duci Aurelianensi.
"Creatus est locumtenens Caesaris in Italia Don Antonius de Lyeva cum maxi ... de Gonzaga factus est generalis capitaneus pro defensione status Mediola[nensis ... non] absque indignatione quod sibi prælatus fuerit Antonius Lyeva, obtenta venia [versus regnum Nea]politanum proficiseitur, inde ut ajunt in Hlspania profecturus.
"Cæsaris discessus est prorogatus a[b hin]c usque ferme ad finem mensis, interim ..."
Hol. Mutilated. Add. * Londini.
27 March.
Harl. MS. 544, f. 111. B.M.
279. Persons buried In London.
Visitation of several churches in London by Clarencieux king-of-arms, made 27 March 24 Hen. VIII.
A list of the persons buried in St. Mary Abbey on the Tower Hill, St. Katharine by the Tower, Our Lady of Barking Chapel by the Tower, the Crossed Friars, St. Buttolph without Aldegate, St. Olyfe beside the Crossed Friars.
Copy by Stow, pp. 3.
27 March.
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280. Dame Elizabeth Lucy.
Bill in Chancery against William Lucy her son, touching the execution of the will of her husband Sir Thos. Lucy. (fn. 3)
ii. Writ to Will. Saunders to retain in his hands the issues of certain manors till otherwise ordered. 27 March 24 Hen. VIII.
Large paper, pp. 4. Mutilated at beginning.
27 March.
Add. MS. 9835, f. 24 b. B. M.
281. Timber.
Warrant to the woodward of Shatisbroke in Windsor Forest to deliver — oaks, of good and convenient building timber, to Wm. Thynne, chief clerk of the King's kitchen. Westm., 27 March 24 Hen. VIII.
28 March.
Camusat, 83 b.
282. Francis I. to the Bailly Of Troyes.
Has received his letter of the 24th. Is glad that the king of England approves of his letter to the cardinals Tournon and Grammont. Expects him to send it back in a day or two, and will then despatch it. Hears from Bologna that the Pope would leave for Lorette on the 20th, and intended to be at Rome on the eve of Palm Sunday. Tournon will accompany him, and Grammont will follow, being still weak from his illness. The Emperor is going to Genoa to embark for Spain. Desires him to tell the King that Francis wishes he could come to his approaching interview with the Pope. The three could, no doubt, conclude matters to the good of all Christendom. Wishes him to send the duke of Norfolk in his place, with other good and wise persons. It were better to send the Duke than the earl of Wiltshire. As he is the Marchioness's father, it might be said that the affair touched him nearer than any other, and he would be suspected of prosecuting it with more passion, which might be a cause rather of retarding it. Sends the sieur De Beauvais, the bearer, to Scotland, with orders to communicate his despatch to the king of England. St. Marcou, 28 March 1532.
28 March.
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283. Payments.
Warrant under the King's sign manual to Cromwell, master of the Jewels, to deliver to John David de Basilea, servant and post to the Landgrave van Hesse, by way of reward, 40 cr. of the sun = 9l. 6s. 8d. ; to Roger Elys, clk., 40l. in part payment of certain "aryce" (arras?) bought by the late Cardinal of Sir John Aleyne, for which Elys became surety ; to Tristram Tesshe, of York, 1,000l., to be conveyed to Sir Geo. Lawson for garrisons on the Marches of Scotland. Westm., 28 March 24 Hen. VIII.
[23 March.]
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284. Reynold Lytylprow to Cromwell.
I trust you are in good health. You and others of the Council have taken great pains to redress and reform engrossing corn and wool. It is now more used than ever.
Every farmer of substance that has sufficient of his own buys all he can get. Never was the price of barley so high. It is 8s. and more the quarter. Asks him to send out commissions of inquiry. Norwich, Friday next after Our Lady.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful. Endd. On the back are the following memoranda in Cromwell's hand : A warrant to myself for the prest and loan of 200l. to my lord of Rutland. A warrant to myself to be employed and paid for such sums of money as be due unto divers persons, for repairing and building of the Tower, for the sum of 400l A warrant for Dr. Lec's diets in Denmark, as the King's ambassador thither, at 20s. (fn. 4) a day. A warrant of pardon to be assigned for the pardon of the bishop of Canterbury's executors. A pardon to be assigned for Mr. Treasurer in recompense of his manor. For the Staple of Calais.
28 March.
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285. Joan Gybbart, Prioress of Wilton, to Cromwell.
We have long remained without a head, in great inquietness and disabling of the service of God, as well as the destruction of our monastery. We are so threatened by our ordinary, Dr. Hylley, that we know not what to do. He comes among us many times, and orders us, as he says, after the law ; but we are not wont to so much law as he doth exercise among us ; and because we deferred to put in execution his orders, which are not profitable to the house, he threatens us grievously, and puts us to much vexation. He has admitted to bear rule with us, in this our vocation, one Chr. Willoughby who was expelled for his false and crafty demeanor, first by dame Cecil Willoughby, the abbess, and was utterly refused by Isabel Jordan, our last abbess. He has disabled our officers, admitted by the said Isabel, and greatly troubled such of our farmers as bear good will to us. On 27 March the said Chancellor came to our chapter-house, and commanded us to seal a general proxy, without consulting any of our friends, as John Samphort and John Garddenar can more plainly declare to you. Wilton, 28 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Council.
28 March.
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286. Cuthbert Ogle, Priest, to Richard Cromweil.
Let my servant, the bearer, have good speed at my master, your uncle ; and have me in remembrance when you find time, and when I get profit you shall have part of it. The bearer can tell you the news. I send my master, your uncle, a gelding for his saddle, the best I could get ; also a dagger and two rowells of Carlisle make "for lychys," and you a dagger. I can get nothing of the patent the King gave me. If my master get me promotion of the King, I beseech you it may be without cure. Eglingham, 28 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
[29 March.]
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287. John Dakyn, Priest, to the Abbot of Furness.
The bearer, Henshawe, has made oath before my lord of York's chancellor (fn. 5) and me, I being surety for his good behaviour. He is commanded not to teach without my licence ; but as he says he has not sufficient living meanwhile, I ask you to keep him in meat and drink till he shall be ordained priest, unless he resort to suspect persons or evil opinions. The clergy are to be visited after Easter. York, Sabbato ad Sitientes. (fn. 6)
"Keep my dog well, I beseech your Lordship." I pray you receive a book called Unio Dissidentium, of Sir William, parish priest of Dalton, and send it up to me.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
29 March.
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288. John Bunolt to Cromwell.
Has received this morning a letter from Mr. Hacket, with this enclosed, which Clarencieux will deliver. Begs him to be favorable to the poor men of Colham, and to have in remembrance the surety and wealth of the town. Calais, 29 March.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Sir Thomas Crumwell, knight, Councillor to the King's Highness and Master of his Jewels House. Endd.

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289. Dr. London, John Claimond, and Robert Morwent to Cromwell.
We have received the King's commands by your letters directed to Mr. Carter, Canner and Williams, canons of the King's College, concerning the goods of Dr. Higden. He put us with others in trust to see his will performed ; which we were glad to do, seeing his substantial dealings on all occasions and our long familiarity with him. He told us that at your late being in Oxford he had received from you very comfortable words, and we should find you as good to us. We desire your favor therefore in this matter, and we beg credence for Mr. Canner, in whom the said Dean put great trust. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Of the King's council. Endd. inaccurately by Wriothesley, "The bishop of London, and others," but afterwards struck out.
[30 March.]
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290. Dr. John London to Cromwell.
I trust that Mr. Hall has, with Mr. Mayor's counsel, made up our writings for Candiche. As you obtained that unwholesome ground only to be made more wholesome, I beg you will obtain for us the King's licence, and I will see to your great pains. I send you a pair of gloves, and 5l. in gold in them. I, with others put in trust by Dr. Higden, have paid the canons of King's College 180l., and beg you will obtain a pardon of the King for the Dean, so as we may of that little that remaineth do for his soul as his special trust was. Mr. Hall will bring you the form of a pardon, and the receipt of the canons. Mr. Carter has promised to confess to you the payment of the said money. We beg your favor to the soul of Mr. Dean. Oxford, Passion Sunday.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the King's council. Endd. inaccurately by Wriothesley : "The bishop of London."
30 March.
Wilkins, III. 757.
291. Archbishop Cranmer.
His protest before consecration that the oath which an archbishop elect usually takes to the Pope shall not bind him to do anything against the King's prerogative, or to refrain from taking measures to reform the Church of England.
Strype's Cranmer, 684. 2. His oath of obedience to the Pope.
Cleop. E. VI. 246 (fn. 7). B. M. Strype's Cranmer, 685. 3. His oath to the King for his temporalities.
Draft, p. 1. Endd. : The [o]the of ... bisshop to the Kynges highnes.

Wilkins, III. 755.
292. Restitution of Temporalities.
Oath of a bishop, renouncing all grants had or to be had hereafter from the Pope for his bishopric. A little more ample than the oath taken by Cranmer, No. 291 (3.)
30 March.
Vesp. F. III. 17 b. B. M.
293. Mary Queen Of France to Viscount Lisle.
Asks him to admit the bearer, John Williams, as a soldier at Calais, with 8d. a day. London, 30 March. Signed, in a very shaky hand, Marye the Frynche quene.
Add. : To, &c., viscount Lisle, lord lieutenant of Calais.
30 March.
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294. Sir Wm. Kyngston, Peter Meawtys, H. Knevet, and Rafe Sadleyr to Thomas Homes and others.
We have been appointed by the King to hold an inquiry into the murder of Aubery Gattes, and we propose to sit on Tuesday next at Greenwich. We desire you, as you reside in those parts where the murder was committed, to attend, and summon others who know anything of the matter. Greenwich, 30 March, Sunday. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To, &c., Thos. Homes, Ric. Lewes, Arthur Makeres, Wilkynson's wife, Philip Skoe, Margaret Makeres, Jone Hogges, Robt. Hogges, Mr. Hone, John White, Wm. Spencer, Edm. Bishop, William Thebold, Wm. Thebald's wife, John Wiseman, Geo. Goodman, and Jone Russell. Endd.
R. O. 2. Depositions touching the murder of Alberey Gates. (fn. 7)
A roll of paper of two broad sheets sewn together.
31 March.
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295. John Robyns to Cromwell.
Has completed the first part of a work of which he spoke to Cromwell when he was with him in London on the 19th Dec. (xiv. kal. Jan.), on the possessions of the Church. In this part reasons are given which seem to be against such endowments altogether. Has not yet completed the second part, in which these reasons are refuted. King's College, Oxford, prid. cal. Aprilis 1533.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add. : Ornatissimo viro, domino Thomæ Cromwello, a secretis consiliis regiæ Majestatis, Londinii. Endd.
31 March.
Vienna Archives.
296. Chapuys to Charles V.
As I wrote before, the King was only waiting for the bulls of the archbishopric of Canterbury, in order to proceed to the decision of his marriage ; which having arrived within these five days, to the great regret of everybody, the King was extremely urgent with the synod here for the determination of his said affair, "tenant Passistance se de que," (fn. 8) so that those present could scarcely eat or drink, and using such terms to them that no one dared open his mouth to contradict, except the good bishop of Rochester. But his single voice cannot avail against the majority, so that the Queen and he now consider her cause desperate. It is expected that the new marriage will be solemnised before Easter or immediately after, for all the necessary preparations are already in order, the royal estate of the lady is already made, and nothing remains but to publish it. Everybody cries out "au murdre" against the Pope for the delay he has used in this affair, and also because he has not delayed the despatch of the said bulls until after the definitive sentence, because he was warned of the great danger of granting them ; and there is not a lord in this court, either on the King's side or the Queen's, who does not say publicly that his Holiness will betray your Majesty. But the dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk speak of it with more assurance, saying they know it well, and could give good evidence of it ; though I believe their words proceed rather from hatred than from truth. His Holiness will be among the first to repent this, for he will lose his authority here, which will be not a little scandal to Christendom, and prejudice to the Queen. For among other things contained in the libel exhibited in Parliament against the Pope's authority, it is expressed that no one shall appeal from here to Rome on any matter, temporal or spiritual, on pain of confiscation of body and goods as a rebel ; and that this statute is to be valid not only for the future but even for processes already commenced, which clause directly applies to the Queen ; and I have been informed, though I cannot believe it, that if the Queen persist in her appeal the King will deprive her of her dowry (dot et douaire).
As yet the secular deputies of the Commons have refused to consent to the King's demands against the authority of the Pope, and have even strongly resisted them, alleging several reasons, among which it has been well considered that if the Pope, feeling aggrieved at this, induced Christian princes to regard this kingdom as schismatic, and would only interrupt their traffic in wool, which is the one thing that supports them, it would create a horrible rebellion, and more than civil war. Those on the King's side urge that there is no such danger, because neighbouring princes would be only too glad to follow his example. As for the King's menaces and intrigues, the Nuncio has complained of them to the King, saying the world would find it strange that he who had formerly written in favor of the Pope's authority would thus annul it against God, reason, and the obedience he had given to this Pope, following in the footsteps of his predecessors. The King replied that what he did was for the preservation of his own authority, and to protect himself against injuries done to him at Rome ; that it was quite true that he had written books in favor of the Pope, but he had studied the question more deeply, and found the contrary of what he had written to be true, and that possibly they might yet give him occasion to study further, and re-confirm what he had written,—intimating that it only depended on the Pope complying with his wishes.
During the last few days there has been here a Scotch gentleman, who, under pretence of being the French king's servant, has had a safe-conduct to come here. He has been several times at court, both in company with the French ambassador and alone, I know not for what object. I sent to him a confidential person to learn news, with instructions, if he found him inclined to your Majesty, to make him my recommendations ; of which the said gentleman showed himself very glad ; and though he suspected the said person was sent by others (que le dit personnage ne fut envoye dailleurs), he did not refrain from saying that although he had given the English to understand he was going to France to stay, he was only going on the affairs of his prince, and the first thing the duke of Norfolk had said to him was, how many men-of-war had passed from Flanders into Scotland? The said person also inquired of him about the charge of Beauboers (Beauvais), lately sent by the king of France into Scotland ; but their conversation was interrupted by others. The Scotchman said he would see me next day, and tell me more ; but as I knew he could not come to me without its being discovered, I countermanded it, which he takes in good part. I am told he carries the duplicate of the alliances between France and Scotland, in order to demand assistance of the French king.
I have not been able to learn the particulars of Rochford's charge, but I am told on good authority it is founded "en beaulcop de diableries et choses extravagantes," and that he had already some days ago left the court of France without effecting anything. The doctor (fn. 9) whom the King had sent to Hamburg and to the king of Denmark returned three days ago, and with him there has come a merchant, a gentleman of the said king of Denmark, whom he sends to this King, who only discovered himself to the said doctor at Calais. I am told he is one of the principal personages of that country, and that he came to offer his service to this King ;—which I do not believe, at least not against the Scots, considering the relations the king of Denmark has with them. I will inquire both about him and the doctor. Hearing there were some foot soldiers in Holland, I have tried to discover if there was any intrigue going on here, but I can learn nothing of it.
Nothing new has occurred on the side of Scotland, except that four days since the Scotch took eight English ships laden with goods ; for which reason those here have at last despatched (fait marchier) the six ships of which I wrote, which had not yet dared to leave this river. I am told that but for the importunity of the merchants, who offered partly to defray the cost, the King made no account of sending them, so little does he care about affairs, except about his new marriage.
Notwithstanding your order to the gentlemen of the finances of Flanders to pay me my due, they write that they are so burdened they do not know how to succour me. I beg you will consider my necessity. London, 31 March 1533.
Hol., Fr., pp. 5. From a modern copy.

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297. R. Wrothe to Cromwell.
My poor neighbour, the bearer, and others her neighbours, of Fynchley, have desired me to advertise you of the injuries and extortions of Will. Kayme, wood-ward to my lord of London there. He has not only entered their houses by force, charging them with having stolen my Lord's woods, but beaten many of them, and taken from them their hedging bills, as they went to mend their hedges. And whereas they have always used to have "coottes" for their swine in Fyncheley wood ; the said Kayme has broken them down and carried them away. He has also of late obtained out of Chancery writs for the peace against 20 or 30 of the tenants there, though some are as honest as any, and some lame and impotent, not able to fight with a child, or pick a quarrel. Of some he has taken 3s. 4d. to be saved from arrest, and of some more. It might please you to write to my Lord Chancellor to grant a supersedeas for them all, and issue a writ against Kayme for his good abearing. Enfield, Sunday. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Master of the King's Jewels. Endd.

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298. The Abbot Of Pershore.
A bundle of complaints against John Poletensis, abbot of Pershore, addressed to the Princess's Council ; with the Abbot's answer.
i. Of Ralph Sheldon of Aburton, accusing the Abbot of not keeping his courts at Aburton, by which the town is likely to decay ; of trying to force Sheldon to give up his farms, interfering with rights of common, &c.
ii. The Abbot's answer, stating that he had been obliged to remove his courts to Allesborough in consequence of the threats and opprobrious words used by Sheldon against him and his brethren, and denying that he had interfered with rights of common.
iii. Of Christopher Westerdale of Worcester. The plaintiff had held certain lands of the monastery and the bailiwick or collectorship of the rent of Bradwey, by grant of William Cumpton, late abbot, but was so vexed and impoverished by suits which the present Abbot brought against him for malice, that he, being an old man, submitted to the arbitration of Ralph Sheldon and Will. Sparry, who awarded that he should surrender some of his lands, offices, and leases, worth to him 20l. a year, and enjoy the said bailiwick or collectorship. Notwithstanding this, the Abbot has within the last five years taken from him a parcel of ground belonging to the said office called the Pleyhey, and on the 20th Dec. last expelled him from the office. Can get no redress, as the Abbot is so powerful, all the great men and ministers of the shire being retained by him or his tenants.
iv. "Other injuries and wrongs" done by the Abbot to the plaintiffs, sc., withholding a debt for butter, cheese, and calves bought of him by the late abbot for the monastery before he was deposed, and for 11 steers bought at 10s. each ; 22s. 1½d., for capons, butter, milk, and cream bought for the Abbot's household at his installation, and a sum of 6l. due for butter and cheese by Dan Gilbert à Burton, kitchener of the monastery. The Abbot has also violated the award made by Sheldon and Sparry, by removing him from a "leasowe" called Harley Court, after he had occupied it two years, and built two "bayes of housyng" in it, which cost him 40s.
v. "The answer of John Poleten, abbot of Pershore, to the complaint of Christopher Westerdale, procured by Raff Sheldon." In margin : "8th day of July the 20th year."
The collectorship of Bradway is an office of charge with a service annexed to it, which has not been rendered for five years. "He had ever until now trusted" that all debts between him and the plaintiff had been discharged, 7 July 20 Hen. VIII., in the presence of Master Horwood, Will. Sparry, and others. "And if the said Christopher will otherwise have it, then this defendant saith that the said Christopher Westerdale, bearing the office of portership of his monastery, and his wife Mastres Elzbz (sic), by reason of unlawful familiarity with my predecessor, as the common fame is, bearing the keys of the Abbot's inner chamber, conveyed and carried away out of the monastery plate of silver, pots, pieces, "flagatts," spoons, and other goods, to the value of 80l. and more of the goods of this defendant and his monastery, and 100l. worth of jewels conveyed by others in his default, whereof he prayeth to be restored." He had allowed the defendant to occupy the "lesew" called Herley Corte, in the hope that he would leave his malice, until he cut down many saplings, "as wookes and older trees, and elmes," when he discharged him.
vi. "The great injuries, wrongs, and oppressions done by the abbot of Pershore and his servants to divers of the tenants of the lordships of Stulton, whose names hereafter followeth." The cases complained of are all of cattle being impounded, which were driven at different times from the heaths of Thorneton, Wolverton, Wadbarowe, Mucknell, and Moche Wulverton.
vii. The Abbot's answer to the above, which he designates as the complaint of Ralph Sheldon, presented in the names of the tenants, stating that these complaints were made the subject of arbitration in Feb. 23 Hen. VIII., and that both parties had bound themselves to abide by an award made on the 12 March following, any ambiguities that might afterwards arise to be settled by the learned counsel of lord Latimer and this defendant.
viii. Injuries done by the Abbot to certain persons of Bradway ; viz., in refusing payment of certain rents of 10s. a year, the arrears now amounting to 40s. each, for commons of pasture "of shippe," which he took of them 26 March 20 Hen. VIII. ; and in ejecting one tenant from a copyhold for which he paid the late Abbot 4l.
ix. The Abbot's answer, denying their right of common, and asserting that he had already been acquitted in this court, and that perjury had been proved against Sheldon.
x. "Parcel of the injuries and wrongs done by John Poleton, abbot of the monastery of Pershore, unto the King's poor subjects of the com' of Wourcestre ;" viz., compelling Westerdale to surrender corrodics and offices, and expelling them from copyholds, &c. ; sometimes for suing the Abbot for debts, and sometimes for giving evidence against him.
xi. The Abbot's answer to the complaint "of William Reve, of William Croyser, of Edmund Croyser, of Morres Carter, of Richard Smythe, and of Thomas Pace of Byrlyngham." These six persons have intimated to the Abbot that they never consented to the complaint made against him in their names by Sheldon.
xii. Injuries done by the Abbot to Ralph Sheldon of Aburton ; sc., withholding tithes granted to Sheldon by Sir Roger Gildon, clk., on the 19th June 24 Hen. VIII. ; compelling persons to whom he had sold wood in certain pastures called Caldwelles, Worc., to forego their bargains ; causing one of the monks, John Bradwey, forcibly to enter his close in Aburton ; sowing wheat in the glebe lands of Aburton which he had taken to farm in prejudice of Sheldon's right of common ; and detaining a heriot due to Sheldon.
xiii. The Abbot's answer. John Bromwyche, parson of Aburton, who first granted the tithes to Gildon on the 18th June 24 Hen. VIII., had no lawful right to them, &c.
xiv. Complaint of Robert Bisshope, vicar of Bradwey, to my Lord President and other of the King's commissioners, of the withholding of a pension by the Abbot.
xv. The Abbot's answer. Bishop often vexatiously sued the Abbot in the late Cardinal's court and the Court of Arches. He has not kept residence for seven years, and ought to be deprived.
xvi. Ralph Seldon of Aburton, and Will. Palmer of Childs Wykewan, Glouc., to the Princess's counsel, complaining of the enclosure of a common by the former abbot, which the present Abbot refuses to undo.
xvii. The Abbot's answer, tracing the history of the tenure from a distant date.
xviii. Complaint of Will. More of Worcester. The Abbot refuses him payment of a debt of the late Abbot for apparel.
xix. The Abbot's answer.
xx. Of Thos. Turbut, for sums due for fish, wax, and other goods.
xxi. The Abbot's answer.
xxii. Of Richard Streche of Bradeley, for expelling him from a tenure.
xxiii. The Abbot's answer.
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299. Thomas Cromwell.
A catalogue of documents [belonging to Cromwell or in his custody].
First, a book covered with parchment, "Of Desire in forma Juvenis," beginning "Amongst all Flowers the Rose doth excell." The confession of Tristram Teshe. An estimate of the charges of the King's house for the whole year. A bundle of divers matters knit and bound with a silken ribbon point. A book reciting the power of the Pope, made and noted with figures and hands. A roll of the answer of John abp. of Dublin to the demand of 166l. 13s. 4d. which the earl of Kildare had. A copy of a supplication of the inhabitants of Middlesex and Kent for the marshes. A commission for Sir Ant. Fitzherberd and Water Luke, sergeant, to be justices of assize. An estimate of the King's only charges and the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber. A bill in parchment for Mr. Ant. Poynes. A copy of the King's grant of certain "vousons" and patronages of churches to the master and college of Our Lady of Maynooth in Ireland. A copy of a supplication of Thos. Smyth. A bull "in forma dandi Pallum (sic)." An instrument "in forma Juramenti." The certificate of Will. Barker, mayor of York, to the King. A letter to the King from the university of Oxford. The confession of John Pollerd before the mayor of York. A supplication of Ric. Elles, priest. A bill of certain money paid by Will. Cley to his creditors. A supplication of Will. Stevynson, draper, of London. A paper of the rate of certain crowns and sums of money the value thereof. The council of Louis the French king to Philip his son at the time of his death. A bill to be signed for Sir Thos. Awdeley for the chancellorship of England. A paper of the "content of offices" that Mr. Poynes looketh for touching the office of Berkeley. My Master's remembrances. A minute drawn by my Master concerning the King's great cause. A bill to be signed for Rob. Aileton, John Warde, John Soyster, and other. The like for Hen. Norman, mariner ; for Sir John Seyntlow for the chief stewardship of the lordship of Portebury ; for Mr. Basyng for a licence. Campion's bill for the clerkship of the peace. A bill for the presentation of Will. Petowse, clerk. A supplication of Martyn Pirry. A bill to be signed for Roger Chaloner. A bill for Will. Penyson. A bill to be signed for Birde, of the guard. Mr. Shelton's bill for the room of searcher of Calais.
ii. "These bills came from Calais, and since anno (?) 24 R. [Hen.] VIII. ; which are to be signed by the King."
First, a bill for Hugh Braban, serjeant-at-arms, for the office of bailiff and wood-ward of Galtresse forest, York. For Thos. Cusake for the office in the Chancery of Ireland for the benefit of the Greenwax of the said office. A pardon for Geoffrey Blythe, LL.D. A bill for Rob. Poole, sewer of the Chamber, for a certain forfeit. Will. Shurlond's bill for a room in Calais. A bill of Mr. Rastall, to be master and governor of Christchurch. A bill of Will, Symondes [of the Privy Chamber (fn. 10) ] for keeping a park in Gloucestershire late of Sir Ant. Poynes. For Andro Dogan, soldier of Calais, for discharge of arrears from him due. For Gorono Bartenno, to export cloths, barbed and unbarbed, and other commodities. A letter to be signed for Guy Jennet, secretary, to be the "true King's liege man." A pardon for Rob. Collyer for the death of John Ferroye. A bill for Ric. Hutton, clk., for non-residence. For a general pardon of Will. Orrell. For John De Camponis, stranger. For Rob. Matraver to be one of the arbalasters. For Will. Lupton, clk., to sue for a licence at Rome. A bill of Mr. Raynsforth for the room of a sewer. A placard of Edw. Bestney for a cross-bow. For Gregory De Casiliis to export cloths, broad and narrow, and other commodities. A passport for Ipolite Paganus. For John Birde and Thos. Wysam, grooms of the Chamber, for 3 acres of ground in Eltham. A pardon for the bishop of Lincoln. For Ant. Budgegood, for the office of — (fn. 11). A warrant to be signed for Philip Bale, clk. A presentation to be signed for David Powle, clk., for a prebendary in Warwike. For James Bettis and Ric. Palshed, customers of Southampton. For Hen. Holande to be a soldier in Calais. A warrant for my Master, unsigned, for the payment of, etc. to John Rede, Thos. Freer, and Ant. Fryer (?), for making bedsteads. A pardon for Will. Laurence. A bill for John Ridley and Geoff. Loveday. A bill put to the King by the inhabitants of Calais whereby the burgesses of Dover ought to find ships, &c. A pardon for Chr. Coo. For Ric. Longe to be non-resident in the King's retinue of Calais, except [in] time of war, &c. For Ric. Gibson, sergeant-at-arms, for the bailywick of the new town of Rumney Marsh. For James Williamson and Thos. Williamson for the next advowson of the vicarage of Elvedon in Essex. For lord Mordaunt for the office of the Wardrobe. Presentation for Will. Bucle for the vicarage of Petinbury. Of Lionel Martens, for the office of a "boyer call Arthichesdale." Passport for Thos. Stewart, Scotsman. Passport for John Johecham, the French king's ambassador. For Mr. West and James Harryngton, for an annual rent of 14l. in Calais. Pardon for Geo. Sprot of Calkwell. For Nic. Bagshawe for an annual fee of 12l. 3s. 4d. Licence for Sir Gregory De Casiliis. Passport for Cornelles Hayes, goldsmith. For John Wolf, Frenchman, for a free chapel at Sythyngborne. For Sir Humphrey Conysby for the demise of a farm at the King's hands of the "manors of Rok with also Snede." For Mr. Derby to be Master of the Posts. For Randoll Davenporte to be a soldier of Ca[lais]. For John Uvedale to be secretary to the Princess, and one of the clerks of the signet to her Grace in N. and S. Wales. Licence for Peter Clerke to be the King's liege man. For Mr. Rob. Middelton and his wife. For Johanne Basseford. For Thos. Hunte for 6d. a day extraordinary at Calais. For Thos. Flowre to be comptroller of the King's mines with the fee of 12d. a day. For Mr. Alfard for lands called "Brokes" in Ipswich. For Will. Cavendish for the receivership of Hunesdon. "Your" bill for the farm of Nethercourte. Pardon for Will. Flawhalt. For John Bartelot, passenger. For Ric. Cokeson to be a soldier of Calais. For Adam Carus of the parsonage of Wynnandermer. For Will. Owen for a farm in Pembrokeshire. Pardon for John Page for murder. For Rob. Guy to be the King's tiler. Warrant for Humph. Yarmouthe, a servant of the Lord Chancellor, to shoot in a cross-bow. John Smyth's bill of Blakamor and auditor. For Rob. Donyngton for the office of "hand in and hand out" in Calais. For Humph. Foster to make feoffees of certain lands with the King's licence. For Roger Lloyd to be a soldier in Calais. For John Willett and Ric. Coke for a forfeit. For Jaram Hewester for a free chapel. For Giles, groom of the cross-bows. For Nic. Hardyng to be one of the four barons of the Exchequer. For John Amptill and Humph. Reynsford for a forfeit. For Sir Walter Hungerford, for a weekly market day at his manor, &c. For my Master and others to give the next presentation of the parish church of North Surnay. For Fraunces Dod. For Griffith Reed. For the restitution of Symond Mounforde's lands. For the abbot of St. Alban's. For Ric. Lee. For Philip Wi ... (fn. 12) For Sir Ric. Wolman. For Nic. Bagshawe. For John Davis. For John Byddyll, the stationer. For Mr. Stepnes (Stephen's?) bill. For Thos. Cusack. For Fraunces Debarde. For Lewes De Jeronyme, Ant. De Jeronime, Jasper De Jeronime, and John De Jeronime. For Dr. Williams. For Ric. Beste. For Will. Castlyn. For Mr. Talnache. For John Assheton, John Jackeson, and others. For Ric. Page. For John Philippis. For Hancock, late prior of Christchurch. For Hugh Standish. For Sir Ric. Barwyke, clk. For Sir Rob. Collyns, clk. For Geoff. Lovedaye. For the prior of Motenden, Kent. For Rob. Pedle. Congé d'élire for Mochelney. For the abbot of Forde. For Nic. Cotton. For Symond Burton. For Sir Edw. Guldeforde. For Thos. Walshe. For Thos. Lee and John Borowes. Warrant for the restitution of the temporalities of Mochelney. For Rob. Talnache. For Sir Edw. Seymor. For Mr. Luke, the sergeant. For Foulke Powell. For John Rowse. For Ric. Cole. Pardon for the prior of St. Bartholomew's, West Smithfield. For Thos. Manser. For Sir John Shore, clk. For Andrew Growte. For Thos. Swallowe. For Edw. Chamber. For the abbot of St. Mary's, York. For Ric. Sparcheforde. For Will. Owen. For the prior and convent of Pontefract, York. For Jaram Frescobalde. For Sir John [Au]dley. For the friars of Witham. For Will. Orrarde. For Humph. Conysby. For the Lord Chancellor to make out writings for the provisions of victual at a King's interview. For Thos. Powell, clk. For John Godsalve. For John Turnor and Geo. Quarles. For Mr. Fitzwilliam for the reversion and constableship of the honor of Pomfret, with the master [ship] of the game. For Lord Leonard Graye. Pardon for Sir Will. Compton. For John Smyth, sergeant-at-arms. For Mr. Barnarde. For John Bulle. For Giles Heron. For Thos. Daveson. For Sir Thos. Awdele's fee. For Will. Bonde. For John De Manino, a Florentine. For John Dymylton. For Ant Knyvett. For Mr. Alen, alderman, and his brethren for buying wools. For Thos Viowelle. For Sir Geo. Dudleye for the vicarage of Westbury. For John Huggon. For Mr. Geo. Gifforde. For Mores Bowcher. For lady Egecombe. For John Philippe. For Marke Raphaelle. For my lord of Yorke's pardon. For John Avere. For Sir Hen. Longe. For Sir Rob. Wyngfeld. For Thos. Chambers. For Sir Geo. Lee, clk. For Thos. Turwhyte. For Sir John Russell. For Somerset and Notyngham, officers-at-arms. For Sir John Arundill. For Mr. Shelley. For the payling of the More. For Nic. Wotton, clk. For Peter Travers, printer. For Ric. Riche. For John Stanbanke. For Hen. Ploughe. For Benedic Rovesame. For "my Father Redhode." Warrant for Roger Geers. For Thos. Cusake. For Ralph Rowlette and Martyn Bowes. For Thos. Wrytte. For Dr. Wulfed. For a pardon for Will. Hull. For lord Mordaunte. For Hen. Castelle. Supplication of Will. Playtour's bill. For Mr. Wriothe's chaplain. For the town of Bristowe. Sir Bartholomew Dilond's bill. Mr. Buttre's bill, and those of Mr. Ant. Knyvett, Mr. Pakyngton, Ipolite Paganus, and Mr. Treasurer. Sir Ric. Wyngefelde's indenture.
iii. First, a great roll of Act for retainder of the Staplers of Calais for 20 years. A paper of articles reciting what power the Pope hath. A little [bill o]f words spoken by John Hargill against the Lord Chief Justice. The yearly value of the manor of Estington. A plat drawn on parchment of the — (fn. 13) King's court. The yearly value of "my lady of Pembroke's" lands. A dialogue between Pasquillus and Maforius. An inquisition of wastes done by divers persons in the King's forest of Dean. A remembrance to "my Master" for matters of Ireland. A copy of my lady Marchioness' commission sent into Wales. Supplications of Humph. Reynoldes. A paper of certain personages in Calais. Warrants to be had for my Master's discharge. Sir Geo. Lawson's accounts. Supplication of the parishioners of St. Leonard's. The title which lord Stafford maketh claim to the manor of Hope. A paper of certain of Bodie's receipts. A parchment book concerning the Staplers of Calais. A paper of agreements between Ralph Williams and Thos. Smyth. The title of the countess of Salisbury to the manors of Canford, Trowbridge, and other. A book reciting what is the Perverse Church. A certificate for conveying of beer. An indenture between Will[iam]son and Body for the receipt of money. A book of instructions on the [b]ehalf of my lady Marchioness given unto John Smyth and Mr. Brabazon. A copy of the King's commission sent into Wales. The account of Ric. Stret, clerk, for the bishopric of Chester. A little roll reciting "where laws is not right used, justice is abused." The answer of Sir Will. Skevyngton to the articles objected against him by the duke of Norfolk. A paper of certain articles alleged by the duke of Norfolk against Sir Will. Skevington. The account of Tonbrig. A deduction of wages out of the first view. Names of such of the convocation "as be spoken withall." Goldewyn's bill against the abbot of St. Augustyne. John Corbette's bill. A paper "De potestate Papæ." A bill to be sent to lord Scrope of Bolton. A book with figures concerning the King's power. Supplication of Gilbert Fraunces, monk. An oration for pope Julii the XIIth. A remem[brance] of Froyston. A remem[brance] and the names of certain bishops and abbots. Two letters in a Roman hand, "De potestate Papæ." Copy of a commission to Sir Ric. Walden. A book concerning the Pope's power. A roll of the "astate" of the bishopric of Chester. A supplication of the executors of Thos. Somer. Adrian pistoles to the emperor Frederick. The yearly value of the priory of Knaresborow. Supplication of Nic. Tyrry. John Halyl's bill. A prayer for pope Julii. Mr. Ant. Poynes' bill. Yearly value of certain lands in Sussex. The answer of Sir Will. Skevyngton for the cancelling of the recognizances of ORaylly and Will. Plonckett. A bill for Sir Thos. Denyes. Supplication of John Hamond. Costs of a privy seal. Rewards given to certain persons in Northumberland for casting down certain towns in Scotland in 11 Hen. VIII. A roll "of such articles and wrongs as Ralph Williams by reason of suit of one Thos. Smyth, merchant tailor." An oration made by Sir Paule Busshe, priest. Two books concerning the [Kin]g's high matter. A copy of Nic. Poynes' bill. A copy of the supplication of the staplers of Calais. Supplication of Eliz. Artur. Lord Sandes' patents. Mr. Halile's bill to the mayor and aldermen of London. A letter from the burgesses of Hamburth. A bill of the King's lands in Liesnes marsh. A bill concerning the marsh grounds of Calais now in the tenure of Sir Rob. Wyngfeld. Deposition of Thos. Beven, goldsmith of London, for plate. Copy of a resignation for Thos. Bassechurch, priest. Ric. Trace's letter. Roger Gedis' bill. A bundle of minutes of letters. A bundle of my Master's remembrances.
iv. "Bills and other things since 1 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. that came into my Master's hands, and being in his chamber since the day and year aforesaid."
First. A bill for lady Guldeford. For Harry Norman. For Doctor Bon[ner]. Mistress ... les bill. For Mr. Watky[ns]. Guy Jenette's bill signed, and another to be signed. A commission into Wales for "lady Anne marchioness of P." Rob. Estcote. For Mons. Dyntevile. For Rob. Goodwyn. For Dr. Capon. For John Freman. For John Cavecant, Lucas Lucare, and W. Satten. For Rob. Goodwyn and Ric. Percyvale. For lord Leonard Graye. Supplication of the company of "boyers." For Rob. Powle. For a protection for Andrew Growte, merchant. A deposition against the liberty of Kildare. The "reason or sense" of the bishop of Winchester concerning the King's cause. The extent and number of the King's garrison on the borders of Scotland. A bill in Italian. A book written De Potestate Ecclesiastica. Supplication of Davith Lloyd ap Griffith. A book of the names of all creeks, havens, and ports which are the best fishing places in England to set men at work. A minute of a letter for Ant. [P]oynes. For my lord of Essex. For John Horseman. The bill of Resumption for the Prelates. A remembrance touching the suit of lord Stafford. Rob. Estcate's bills in parchment. Supplication of the inhabitants of Rompney marsh. Verses in Italian. The answer of the king of Denmark and his secretary. Supplication of Will. Umpton, prisoner in the Tower. Supplication of Margaret Growte. Articles against the officers of Glamorgan and Morgannok, S. Wales. Copy of the Emperor's writings sent to the highest court judicial in his empire, translated out of Dutch. For the mayor and commonalty of York. A book of new tidings how the soldiers of the Spaniards would have sold the Emperor to the Turks, and to betray him in the city of St. Vite in Kernten. (fn. 14) A paper of certain lands let to farm in Sussex and Kent. A paper concerning the King's high matter. Supplication of Agnes Parker. Supplication of the inhabitants of St. Peter's in Calais. A paper of instructions against Hartford, customer of Plonemowth. The name of a ship called Saynt Poule. A bill of Ric. Benett, soldier of Calais. A paper for making of notaries. Rob. Southworth. A bill of costs done by Ric. Benett and Rob. Donyngton for provision of oats and other things against the King's coming to Calais. Supplication of the "ancker" of Feversham. Sir Will. Pawlett. The examination of Will. Wade. Supplication of Will. Worne, prisoner in the castle of Anwyke. A paper of necessary ordnance preparatory for the supporting and fortifying of Carlisle and Bewcastle. A bill against shoemakers and other handycraft men for keeping "mo servants contrary to the statutes." A paper of a chapel of St. James in Suffolk. A "matter of variance" between one Sponer and John Hert. A paper of bills since the last prorogation depending in the Common House. My Master's remembrances.
v. 24 Hen. VIII. [In margin :] "February. Bills in parchment."
First, a warrant for 1,000 marks sent to Rome. A warrant for 1,524l. 6s. 8d. sent to Sir G. Lawson. A warrant for 33l. 12 ... [for li]sardes skynnes. For Thos. Sulyman. A pardon for Will. Grene, singingman. For Andrew Growte. For Will. Shurlond. For Draper, Halayle, and Bedell, of the Jewell-house. John ap Rese, clk. Sir Thos. Audele's bill, now Lord Chancellor. John Freman's bill.
vi. [In margin :] March. First, a rental of Lewisham and Greenwich. For John ap Rese, clk. For mending ditches and banks in Wales, especially in cos. Glamorgan and Morganock. A roll of the accountants of the manors of Rompney and other lordships lately [set] apart to the duchess of Buckingham. A pardon for Whaffer. A pardon for Thos. Hynde. A supplication by the inhabitants of Stepney against the bishop of London. For Hugh Braban. A warrant for Thos. Bertlot, printer. A presentation for Thos. Sutten, clk. A warrant for liesardes skynes. For Edm. Stoner.
vii. First, an argument between Raphael the Archangel and a certain gentleman of England. A bundle of books concerning the staple of Calais. Invento[ry] of the goods of Sir Hen. Guldeforde, deceased. A Book of Instructions given in the King's behalf, to be declared to his perpetual ally the French king by lord Rocheford. A supplication of the parishioners of All Hallows, Lombard Street. An Act that none shall sue to Rome for judgment of right of inheritance, but within the King's jurisdiction. A bill reciting by what means the King is deceived of his custom by the bringing into this realm silk wrought. The account of James Morice, the King's receiver, of certain lands. An Act for farms. Remembrances concerning the King's great cause. Informations of Ric. Battell and Ric. Morley, prisoners in the Tower. Names [of those] that took the barque of Dieppe in Suffolk, 22 Hen. VIII. A paper for reformation for bringing of wrought silk into this realm contrary to the statute. 3 rolls knit with a red silk point concerning the King's matter. Articles against the canons residentiaries in Exeter. Lady Guldefor[d] sen. Supplication of John Walter. Supplication of Will. Adams and John Hawkyns. Supplication of Hen. Clif. A paper concerning the Synod. A paper of Italian. Mr. Bartlott the printer's bill. The confession of Tristram Teshe. A paper concerning the King's cause. A remembrance for the prior of Shene. Rob. Bonde's information. Remembrances for Mr. Vaughan. Information for cos. Westmoreland, Cumberland, and Northumberland. A copy of the King's patents made to the Master of the Rolls for the office of the same. A letter to be subscribed for Guy Jenett. A supplication made by the mayor and citizens of Chester. A paper of my Master's remembrances. Supplication of John Holwill. The opinions and sayings of bishops, written with their own hands, concerning the King's high matter. A declaration of sacks of wool. A letter for Hen. Yard. Supplication by the inhabitants of the isle of Jersey. Extract of Mr. Benette's letters from Rome. Alalyes bill of the Jewell-house.
[In margin] :—"Remaining in my Master's new cawberd." Mr. Treasurer's pardon under broad seal. The King's feoffment for Cowdry park, Sussex. The submission of Athelney to the King for free election.
viii. [In margin :] "March." First, an estimate for wages to be paid at York Place. Remembrances made by the bishop of Winchester. The confession of Sir John Bentley, clk., against Hen. Eynsham. A minute of ... tie, in French. A paper of the names of certain parks. Supplication of Jeromyas Moke, goldsmith.
ix. A paper containing the copy of a grant made to the King of yearly revenue to be had by the clergy. A paper of Buckingham's lands in the lordship of Newport, S. Wales. A paper concerning the payment of the fourth part of a subsidy granted to the King. Supplication to the mayor and aldermen of London. A.—Papers concerning legacies made by Mr. Compton. An indenture between the King and the abbot of Abingdon. Copy of a pardon granted to the bishop of York. A paper concerning the payment of certain subsidies gathered in the sixth and seventh [years]. A paper of the first foundation of St. Alban's. Value of certain lordships of the earl of Oxford. Copy of an indenture between the prior of Rochester and my Master for Sutton-at-Hone. A book of restitution for Symond Moundeford. Copy of an indenture by Giles Heron to my Master and others, to the King's use, for the manor of Alderbrok. Articles concerning the decay of the town of F ... Copy of a will of one Adam Penyngton, of Boston. Copy of the warrant by my Master to Will. Lawrence. Copy of the King's letters patent to Sir Thos. Par, b ... An indenture between my Master and Hugh Whalley. An indenture between Sir Geo. Frogmerton and my Master. The account of Will. Brabson, receiver of the lands, &c., late [of] Res ap Gryffyth, now in the King's hands. A book of certain hundreds in Middlesex. Copy of a pardon for Mr. Giles Heron. A book devised for the yearly charges in the college in Oxford. Copy of a patent to Ric. Hychynson for non residence. A memorial of certain manors wherein late John earl of Oxford was seised in fee tail. Instructions for my lord Marquis and others for retaining men of war. A bundle of petitions made by gentlemen in Wales to the King's commissioners there. A bill of remembrance made by Page, of the delivery of my master's horses in sundry places. A paper of the names of certain bishops or bishoprics. Court rolls in parchment of Honesdon. A paper of considerations made for the heirs general. A paper of arrearages of Tonbridge. Mr. Strangwisshe's account, receiver of the archbishopric of York. A book of money paid to the bishop of Durham for the office of the Privy Seal. Court roll of the manor of Canford, Lancashire. Copy of the "vowson" of Chelsfeld. Articles concerning Sir Thos. Bradshawe. Copy of a writ of covenant made to Sir Geo. Lawson and Elizabeth his wife. Articles concerning leases of farms. B.—Articles concerning the misdemeanors of Sir John Beron for hunting in the King's forest of Sherwood. Articles conceived for the defence of the towns of Dover, Sandwich, Deal, "Folston," the "Isle Tened," and Hythe, [and] all the sea coasts about. A paper of news out of Italy. A paper of annotations of articles and chapters between the King and the Emperor. A paper of considerations how South Wales is impoverished. Copy of a supersedeas for Roger Asshe, clk. Remembrances for Hutton and Rudstone. Copy of an obligation between certain merchants in Spain and Sir Will. Sandes. Paper of remembrances for sorting the inclosures. A paper containing certain defaults in Oxfordshire. A paper containing the oath of certain commissioners of sewers. Petition of Sir Will. Thomas for the offices of surveyor and receiver of the lands of Res ap Griffith. A paper of a yearly revenue or contribution to be granted to the King by the clergy. An office of the lands of Ric. Decons. Copy of recognizance wherein one John Appowell Watcham hath forfeited 100l. The names of those who are burgesses in the Parliament Ho[use]. A paper of certain quarries of stone near Oxford. A paper of the lands of Sir Walter Stoner. Copy of the pardon devised for the archbishop of York. Copy of a supplication of John Lee. Articles concerning the petition of Dr. Croke. Supplication by the prior and convent of Blake Fryers. Petition of the inhabitants of county Merioneth, N. Wales. The oaths of the prelates made to the Pope. A paper concerning demands of the abbot of Missenden. The title of Sir Thos. West, now lord Lawarr, to the castle of Penkethley and others. A paper of certain pursuivants. A roll of payments paid by my Master and the abbot of Westminster, for the purchase of certain tenements in Westminster. A supplication in parchment to the Lord Chancellor by one John Nayler, clk. Copy in parchment of the bishop's appropriation of the benefices of Wolverton, Padbury, Bradwell, and Ellesbridge to the prior of Shene. Supplication of Thos. Legattes of Romford. Articles and remembrances for the bishop of York of huntings in the woods of Cawood. An indenture between Mr. Weston, knight, treasurer of the Exchequer, and Thos. Crumwell concerning the delivery of certain writing into the Treasury at Westminster. A book concerning sums of money, with the names of certain colleges and spiritual persons. Copy of letters from Ireland to the King, the duke of Norfolk, and the earl of Wiltshire, concerning the archbishopric of Dublin. A copy or draft of a patent or grant from the King's use unto my Master of the manor of Rompneye. The account of Ric. Hutton, clk. A paper concerning the manor of Pissho. A book concerning jewels. Thos. Berton's account, receiver of the provostry of Beverley. A book of the "provements" of Sir Ric. Knightly. Copy of a letter directed to the prior of Anglesey. A paper of Carnarvon. A book of instructions given to "his" commissioners to survey the Isle of Jersey. C.—A bill reciting arrears denied appertaining to the college of St. Frediswide in Oxford. A roll concerning the manor of Roydon, in the tenure of Ric. Colt. Articles devised by Mr. Stephen Vaughan for a common wealth. A book in paper of the testament of Sir Will. Compton. A bill reciting that Laurence Bonevixy and Ant. Cavacaunt, oweth to the King by indenture, &c., 20,000 marks. Depositions of John Jermy to the bill of Lancaster. A view made for the King by Sir Will. Compton, for a year, of all fees and annuities granted to divers persons. A book of the arrears of the college of Oxford. Certificate of Sir Will. Poulet, John Mardaunt, with others, for surveying Greston, Hertwell, and others, the King's manors. Rental in parchment of Totenham. A "territory" of the lands of Sutton-at-Hone. Petition of prisoners. Deposition and confession of "them in Kent" being about to stir "commonicacion" and insurrection. Account of Mr. Thos. Marser, clk., official to Mr. Wynter, archdeacon of York. A book for making cloths, "carseis," and other things. A roll of names of officers in the Exchequer with their charges. A paper of certain plate belonging to Mr. Pace. A roll in paper reciting how the customers and comptroll[er] should use their offices in the King's Custom House. A roll of the foundation of St. Alban's. A roll of Mr. Leyborne's. A bundle of books concerning the staple of [C]a[lai]s. A book of the names of persons holding farms in Essex, [and] converting the sa[me into] pasture and grazing, and not to tillage, by reason whereof scarcity of corn happeneth there. A book of lands assigned for exchange. Deposition of witnesses examined by the Council in the Marches of Wales for words spoken against the King and his Council. A bill reciting great disorders used in the King's Customs by his Ministers. Copy of an indenture between lord Waltham and Rod ... Copy of a patent for the Master of the King's ships. A book devised by Hen. VII. for the attendance of his lords spiritual and temporal. Copy of the abbot of Waltham's deed, made to "our said sovereign Lord." A book of Beamound's lands subscribed by the hand of Sir John Dauncye. A memorial of the life of Will. Merton, abbot of Norton, Cheshire. A roll of the charges of the city of York. Copy of the pardon to the merchants of the Staple, signed by Mr. Dudle. A device to levy money for the King's use in time of necessity. A copy of two deeds of Hugh Plugeman. A book of payments made by Mr. Bigges, receiver and surveyor of Salisbury, to Mr. Rob. Toneis and James de Canta concerning the bishopric of Salisbury. Copy of the names comprised in the pardon for all the merchants of the Staple, signed by Edm. Dudle Valor of Mertyn Rose's lands, now a ward of Mr. Wynter. A bill of debts of Edm. Dudley. D.—The pewterer's bills. An Act against heretics. Three rolls of annates. A bill for farms and farm holds. A bill for tin works and washings. "How the merchants of England deceiveth the King of his customs." Bills for sowing linseed, flaxseed, and hempseed. [A bill] for crows and ravens. "A bill how Ordinaries do make laws without the King's assent." The act of retainder. A bill for "considerations of dearth and victual." A bill for the export of cloths. A bill for treasons. A bill for annulling and repealing attainders. A bill of the dangers of farms. A bill for protections. How the King's receivers, reeves, and bailiffs detain certain offices and revenues from the King. "A bill devised for the dearth and scarcity of this realm." E.—A bill of Dr. Capon for non-pluralities of benefices. A bill of Rob. Pedley. A bill signed by the King for Sir John Heron, Baldwin Mallet, and others. A bill of Shelle's. For Fulk Powell. A bill signed by the King to unite the church of Rudby to the college of Oxford. A bill of Res ap Owen. A bill to be signed for Mr. Stephen. For Mr. Allen, alderman, and his brethren. A bill of Raphael De Vener. A bill of Mr. Mark Raphael. A bill of Hen. Ploughe. A. bill of John Avery. A bill of Rob. Bond, clk. A bill of Mr. Geo. Gyfforde. A bill of John Turnour and Geo. Quarles. A bill of Ric. Lee. A bill for John Rowse. F.—Two little bundles of escripts of no effect. A little bundle of matters of effect. Copy of a patent made to Ric. Stret, clk. Two court rolls in parchment of Estwyke. Articles devised for making sure of the manor of Canford. A catalogue of writings found in Mr. Compton's chamber. A bill for the arrears of Tykeford. A bill of Laurence Eglesfeld. A demand of Mr. Kirke, one of the commissioners into Jersey, for his expenses. A copy of instructions for the King's commissioners going into Wales. A copy of four false indictments procured by a thief in Suffolk. A book concerning certain persons outlawed. Copy of a deed from the bishop of Dublin to the King. A roll of the charge of the clerk of the Hanaper. Supplication of Will. Honyng, John Jarard, and others. Complaint of Sir Roger Bellyngham. A matter for my lord of Norfolk, concerning lord Broke's house at Lambeth. Copy of a declaration of Eliz. Browne, widow, against the sheriff of London. A book for the abbot of Waltham for Christchurch. Minute of a patent for the duke of Norfolk. A declaration made by J. Gyles, Brytton, against Frances Browne. A licence concerning the Venetians. A book concerning Canford and Ware, declaring the King's title to the same. Copy of a letter to the dean and canons of Oxford. Copy of Brutton's lands. An information against Raynshawe of St. Alban's. A remembrance for John Avery for a commission. A bill reciting 118l. 2s. 1½d. due to my lord Windsor by my lord Cardinal, for a bed by him given to the King. A memorial of books in the King's study at York Place. Copy of a letter sent into Wales. Remembrances for the bishop of York. Copy of recognizance concerning Sir Rob. Byllingham. A roll of the title of John Butler, and others, his copartners and heirs, to the manors of Assheton and K ... Supplication made by the King's attorney concerning the subsidy granted to the King by the clergy of the province of Canterbury. Copy of the King's letter missive to Sir John Dauncy and others for the receipt of 1,400 marks. A paper concerning the King's lands in Burton and Walden. Copy of a recognizance taken before the mayor of one Ric. Dobbys, skinner. An abstract taken for exporting corn and victual. Copy of a bond made to the late lord Cardinal of the "visis" of the order of Cistercians. Causes alleged against John Roper's will. A bill concerning the King's desperate debts. A bill reciting certain sums of money wherein Hugh Norres stands bound, which was employed about the King's mines in Wales. Names of the escheators in the year 23 Hen. VIII. A grant made by certain abbots to the marquis of Dorset. A recovery to Hen. VII. made by the bishop of Winchester and others. A remembrance for my new lord of York. Lands assigned to Mr. Huddylston. G.—A book concerning Calais. A paper of the value of Barrette's lands in Kent. The vacations of the archbishopric of Canterbury, and the bishoprics of Chester and of London. An inventory of my Master's plate. Two books of statutes of the Staple. A paper of a view made by my Master and others, "which now is imparked in the new park of Eltham." A little supplication for the Staplers of Calais, in parchment. A paper of articles devised for a common wealth to cities and market towns. A paper of "excerptions taken out of proffittes sayings." Certain articles to be enacted. A book in paper, made in French, much necessary for the Parliament. Oath of the prelates made to the Pope. Oath of the "shewers" to be viewed about the Thames. A draft of the statute of Coventry. A paper for Mr. Spar, grocer. Articles of the misdemeanor of the earl of Cumberland to the liberties of Kendal, to the great damage of the duke of Richmond. A paper of the names of suitors for the offices of Pembrokeshire, for the discharge of Sir Will. Parr against the Ky[ng]. A paper of articles exhibited for lady Eliz. Compton. True value of Sir John Dudle's lands. A copy wherein Ric. Molyneux and others stand bound by recognizance. Copy of the King's letters patent of Assheton Rowaunt to the abbot of St. Alban's. A paper of considerations for the great decay in Wales. A paper of doubts of acts made at the last Convocation. A view of king Edward III. for his retinue in France and Normandy, and of his charges there. The will of Res ap Thomas Gr. (Griffith), knight of the Garter. The King's grant to Sir John Husy. A paper of lands suppressed assigned to divers persons. A bill of Mr. Blunt and Mr. Kitson. Remembrances for the duke of Suffolk. A paper of Articles of the Faith. Copy of the King's letters to write to knights. Depositions taken before the Lord Chief Justice. A view of Lantressent, Wales. Supplication of Will. Vaughon. Bukden. A paper of certain farms and tenements belonging to Thos. Patmer, in the parish of Moche Haddam. A paper concerning the priors and friars of Wytham. A paper reciting certain grants made by the abbess of Nasyng to my master, of the reversion of certain ground.
x. In parchment.—First, a release from the earl of Oxford to the dean and canons of Oxford, of the site, &c. of the priory of Bromhill. A rental of Roydon. The last book of annates. A bill of Humph. Conysby. A commission directed to John Scuse and to my Master, under the Broad Seal, for the suppression of certain monasteries. Copy of my Master's warrant for the delivery of 1,400 marks. A bill of John Shoore, priest. An Act passed in Parliament for a subsidy to be levied. A pardon for Sir Will. Compton's [executors?]. John Huggons. A bill declaring the manner of interdiction of the realm. A bill of John Rewse. A rental of Sutton at Hone. An old bill how Abraham taught the seven sciences. A bill of John De Manion. A bill of Benedict Rovesham. A bill of John Felippes. A proviso to be enacted for the manor of Roydon. A copy of a letter of attorney for my Master and others, to Will. Candishe and others to take possession, &c. A bill for the prior of St. Bartholomew's, in Smyth[field]. I.—A bundle of books and writings concerning the export of corn and victual, and also the books of the King's specialties remaining in my Master's hands. K.—A bundle of my Master's remembrances, &c., signed by the King.
xi. First, a book of the Venetians' life, and of their prelates and curates. The account of my lord of Wiltshire for Tonbrige. A supplication against the clergy for taking excessive fees in their spiritual courts. A memorial in parchment of such things as the King hath to maintain his estate. Account of Res ap Gryffith's goods, lands, &c., at the time of his attainder. An inquisition taken in Newport after the death of Eleanor Stafford duchess of Buckingham. A book of the sayings of prophets to kings. A roll in parchment reciting the prices of wools, and [the] gains thereof, as well here as at Calais. A paper roll for exporting kerseys and other clothes. A paper of the names of certain monasteries and priories to be suppressed. A book of my Master's remembrances of three things made un[to] the King concerning the Staple of Calais. A paper reciting a grant by the Staplers of ... of a subsidy called tonnage, of 3s. a ton. A paper of articles of leases of farms. A bill for treasons. A roll of injuries done to John Eston by John Fysshar of Rye. A roll of the petition of certain inhabitants of Cornwall. Copy of Sir James Layborne's letter. Copy of an indenture between my Master and Sir Thos. Seymour. A bill of parchment for treasons. A paper of articles against the parson of Haddame by the bishop of London. A bill of Thos. Turnebull. A bill concerning dyeing of woollen clothes with orchall and cork. A paper of articles of misdemeanor against certain persons for killing deer in the woods of Cawood, appertaining to the bishop of York. A little roll for the skinners of Coventry, Bristow, and Winchester. A pardon for the bishop of York. A paper of certain parcels of goods detained by Mr. Smith from Mistress Roper, widow.
(fn. 15) A paper reciting the oath of a king at his coronation. A paper of the King's letters patents to Mr. Nores, of the stewardship of Lewesham and East Greenwich. A copy of the indenture between my Master and Giles Heron for his lease at Canbery. Copy of the King's letters patents to Sir Will. Thomas, John Philipis, and others. A copy of the indenture between my Master and the wardens of the guild of St. Mary, Westminster.
Pp. 40, with title page prefixed : "A catalogue of my Master's writings, being in my Master's closet, that were brought since All Hallow tide, Ao 24 R. [H.] viij."
March./Grants. 300. Grants in March 1533.
1. St. Stephen's, Westminster. Charter granting to John Chambre, clk., M.D., the dean, and the canons of the college or free chapel of St. Mary the Virgin and St. Stephen the Martyr, in Westminster Palace, a market every Thursday, and two fairs yearly, at Frampton, Dorset, the first fair on the eve and day of St. George the Martyr, viz., 23 April, and the other on the eve and day of St. Clerus (?) the Confessor (in die S'ci Cleri Confessoris), viz., 18 July. Greenwich, 7 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 25.
ii. Another enrolment, containing the following names as witnesses :—E. abp. of York, Sir Thos. Audeley, chancellor, S. bp. of Winchester, J. bp. of Lincoln, Thos. duke of Norfolk, treasurer of England, Charles duke of Suffolk, marshal of England, Geo. earl of Shrewsbury, steward of the Household, John earl of Oxford, chamberlain of England, Thos. earl of Wiltshire, keeper of the Privy Seal, Sir Will. Fitzwilliam, treasurer of the King's Household, and Sir Will. Paulet, controller of the same, and others. Westm., 1 March.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10.
2. Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, of Guyldford, Surrey, alias Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, jun., treasurer of the King's Household, late captain of the castle and county of Guysnes, in the marches of Calais. Pardon and release. Del. Westm., 4 March 24 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 23.
3. Cheshire : Commission to Edw. Fytton, Hugh Sterkey, Ralph Arderne, and Will. Cleyton, to make inquisition p. m. on the lands and heirs of Roger Legh, Ric. Savage, and Thos. Warde. Westm., 4 March.
ii. Similar commission to Thos. Fowleshurste, Hugh Sterkey, and Ric. Halfall, on the lands and heirs of Ralph Leyceter of Toft, Will. Swetenham, and John Moreton. Westm., 4 March.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
4. Thos. Arundell. Custody of the manors of Genendaille, Ewisheley, Estholt, Neweby, and Husborne, York, lately belonging to Sir Christopher Ward, deceased ; during the minority of Francis Nevile, son and heir of Clara Nevell ; the said manors being in the King's hands during the said minority by reason of the attainder of Thomas late cardinal of York. Westm., 11 Feb. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 26.
5. Rob. Ronynger. Licence to import 50 tuns of Gascon wine in a Breton ship called "The Trinity, of Odyern," John Britayn, master, notwithstanding the Acts of 4 Hen. VII. and 23 Hen. VIII. Westm., 6 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 March.—P.S.
6. John Poyntz. Lease of the manor called Symondishall, in the parish of Wotton-under-Egge, Glouc., with all houses, &c. thereto belonging, parcel of the lands called Erkkislonds ; with reservations ; for the term of 21 years, at the annual rent of 10l., and 2s. of increase. Del. Westm., 8 March 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 23.
7. Thos. ld. Berkeley. To be constable and door-ward of Berkeley castle, and keeper of "le castell parke," with "le Worthy" included, keeper of the woods of Hinton called Cheslaunder and Redwode, and keeper of the deer in the said park and woods, with the usual fees, out of the issues of the lordship of Barkeley, as enjoyed by James Berkeley. Greenwich, 1 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 20.
8. Berwick-upon-Tweed : Inspeximus and exemplification, at the request of Ralph Bradford, the mayor, and the burgesses and commonalty of Berwyk, of—
i. A writ of certiorari, dated 5 March 24 Hen. VIII., addressed to the mayor of Berwick, with his answer endorsed, concerning certain ordinances made by the King and Council, with the assent of Sir Thos. Darcy, lord Darcy, then captain of the said town, for the common weal and security thereof.
ii. The ordinances above referred to, being in substance as follow :—
That no officer, soldier, or other person having a retinue under him, or being of the King's retinue under another for the war, be a freeman of the town, or engage in any trade. All past admissions to the freedom of the town contrary to this ordinance to be void.
That the mayor, burgesses, and commonalty of the town shall have such common within a ground called "The Snoke," and in all places within the bounds of Berwick, as they have had in times past.
That all merchants, denizens, and strangers in amity with the King shall be free to enter the haven for the purposes of trade without licence from the captain of the town ; but that no Scottish vessel shall land more than one man without such licence, who being landed shall be at liberty when the gates are opened to require the mayor or alderman to ask licence of the captain for the remainder of the ship's company. And the captain shall grant licence so required ; and shall likewise grant licence to any Scottish merchant to pass and repass to and from the said town by land ; unless the said captain and the King's council of the town shall have reason to suspect any of the said Scotchmen, or that any of them come from places where great sickness prevails, or unless there be war between the two kingdoms. And if any Scotchman presume to enter the town otherwise than is above said, it shall be lawful for the captain or any other of the King's subjects to take him prisoner.
That the mayor and burgesses shall yearly within four days of Michaelmas choose and present to the captain six of their coburgesses as "hoostes" for all Scotchmen entering the town by licence of the said captain, whom he shall admit as such "hoostes" for the year following, unless the said captain and council see cause to refuse any of them ; and upon such refusal the said mayor and burgesses by the advice and assent of the said captain and council shall elect other burgesses in place of those refused ; which "hoostes" shall answer for the good conduct of the said Scotchmen, that is, each for the one or more Scotchmen lodged in his house ; and that the said Scotchmen be within their lodgings at or before the ceasing of the watch bell in the evening, and not leave till the ringing of the same bell in the morning, on peril of being taken prisoners.
That it be lawful for every merchant being a burgess or freeman of the town to pass and repass into Scotland by land or water after having received licence of the captain, which licence he shall give unless there be cause of suspicion, provided they do not export corn from the said town into Scotland when the quarter of wheat is in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, or Suffolk above 6s. 8d.
That the mayor for the time being have always, to serve the King and himself in his office, especially in matters of justice and for the execution thereof, at the election of the said mayor yearly after the custom used in the town in the time of Sir Wm. Tyler, knt., late captain of the town, four serjeants, who during their services shall be in the King's pay as soldiers of the town receiving 106s. 8d. a year by the hands of the treasurer of the said town.
[The ordinances are in English.] Westm., 11 March 24 Hen. VIII.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, ms. 3 and 4.
9. Thos. Rogers, chaplain. Presentation to the parish church of Mestham, Canterbury dioc., void by resignation. Westm., 9 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 25.
10. Master Thos. Westby. Grant of the canonry and prebend of Ecclishall alias Johnson, in the cathedral church of Lichfield, vice Master John Taylor, LL.D., resigned. Addressed to the Dean and Chapter. Westm., 12 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 25.
11. Master Ric. Sampson. Grant of the prebend of Stotfold, in the cathedral church of Lichfield, vice Wm. Gwynne, clk., resigned ; at the King's disposal by reason of the voidance of the see of Coventry and Lichfield. Westm., 12 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 25.
12. Sir James Bolayne and James Hawe. Grant, in survivorship, of the offices of clerk of the peace and clerk of the Crown in all sessions of peace in cos. Norf. and Suff. ; on surrender by Leonard Spencer of pat. 1 Sept. 22 Hen. VII., granting the same offices to the said Leonard and one John Higham, now deceased. Westm., 11 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 13 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 24.
13. Francis lord Talbot. Annuity of 14l. 5s. 10d. issuing from a capital messuage called Aple, 4 messuages and certain lands, &c. in Wythefford, 1 messuage and certain lands, &c. in Muckleton, 4 messuages and certain lands, &c. in Preston and Wildemore, 1 messuage and certain lands, &c. in Wapenshall, Salop, late of Will. Chorleton, deceased, during the minority of Francis Chorleton, kinsman and next heir of the said William, viz., son of Robert, son of the said William ; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Westm., 3 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 3 ; and p. 2, m. 26.
14. Thos. Arundell, one of the sons of Sir John Arundell. To be receiver general of the duchy of Cornwall, with the appointment of all necessary officers ; on surrender of pat. 24 Nov. 23 Hen. VII., and pat. 27 July 7 Hen. VIII., granting the same office to the said Sir John. Westm., 28 July 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 24.
15. The exempt monastery of St. Peter, Westminster. Congé d'élire to the prior and convent, vice John Islippe, late abbot, deceased. Eltham, — June 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 March.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 15.
16. Nic. Hubowld and Dorothy his wife. Licence. Vacated because enrolled in 23rd year. Westm., 16 March.—Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16.
17. Sir Will. Skipwith. Lease of the site of the manor of Stewton, and all demesne lands, &c. there ; the tenements there called "Esthouse" and "Westhouse," and certain enclosures thereto adjoining ; 5 acres of meadow called Hollands there, parcel of the lands of [the late] viscount Beaumont, Linc., with certain customs, &c. ; with reservations ; for 21 years, at the annual rent of 21l., and 13s. 4d. of increase ; on surrender by the said Sir William of patent 9 July 10 Hen. VIII., granting a similar lease to John Jackson, now deceased, whose widow and executrix Alice having married one Wm. Lege (whereby the said William and Alice became possessed of the premises), they, the said William and Alice, by indenture dated 1 July 24 Hen. VIII., granted all their interest therein to the said Sir Will. Skipwith. Del. Westm., 18 March 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 26.
18. Thos. duke of Norfolk, Sir Andrewe lord Wyndesore, John Cocks, Ric. Parkehurst, and John Waren, clks., executors of Will. Warham, late archbishop of Canterbury, legate of the Apostolic See, and chancellor alias keeper of the Great Seal, alias bishop of London, alias keeper of the House of Converts (Rolls House), and of the books, rolls, and records of Chancery, alias keeper of the spiritualities of the bishoprics of London, Bath and Wells, Rochester, Exeter, Winchester, Bangor, Ely, St. David's, Chichester, St. Asaph's, Hereford, Llandaff, Lincoln, Worcester, Salisbury, and Coventry and Lichfield, during the respective voidances of those sees. Pardon and release. Westm., 16 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 29.
19. The monastery of St. Saviour and SS. Peter and Paul, Athelney, Bath and Wells dioc. Congé d'élire to the prior and convent, vice John Major, last abbot, deceased. Del. Westm., 22 March 24 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 15.
20. Charles duke of Suffolk. Wardship and marriage of Hen. Grey, marquis of Dorset, son and heir of Thomas Grey, late marquis of Dorset, deceased. Del. Westm., 24 March 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
21. Arthur Plantagenet, viscount Lysle, K.G. To be deputy of the town and marches of Calais, with an annual rent of 100l. out of the lordships of Marc and Oye, and the annual sum of 104l. commonly called "spyall money." The said Viscount to have a retinue of 31 soldiers for the custody of the town, viz. 1 horseman called a "spere," 2 riders called "archers," and 28 others called "souldiours," at the same wages as during the time of Sir Ric. Wyngfeld, Sir John Peche, Sir Rob. Wyngfeld, or John lord Berners, late deputies ; and for greater security, another retinue of 10 men out of the retinue of the King, or that of the treasurer of war of the said town. Westm., 23 Mar. vices[imo quarto] (fn. 16) Hen. VIII. Del. 24 March.—P.S. Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 28. Rym. XIV. 452.
22. Will. Penyson, a native of Italy. Denization. Westm., 17 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 28.
23. Mary Guldeford, widow, executrix and administratrix of Sir Hen. Guldeford, late comptroller of the King's household, and master of the Horse, alias executrix of Sir Nic. Vaux, lord Haradon. Pardon and release. Westm., 2 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 25 March.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 30.
24. Jenkyn Lloyd ap David. Lease of a tenement called Henvays, late of Gutto Ap Rees Ap Jevan Gwyn, of Llanseny, in the commote of Makedrud, Carmarthen, yeoman, situated in the commote of Mabelview, Carmarthen, and a parcel of land called Brynces in the said commote, of which tenements, &c. the said Gutto was seized as of fee, the day he died ; parcel of the principality of S. Wales ; with reservations ; for 21 years, at the annual rent of 10s., and 4d. of increase. Del. Westm., 27 (fn. 17) Mar. 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 27.
25. John Johnson, clk., one of the King's chaplains. Presentation to the parish church of Sotherton, Linc. dioc., void by death, and at the King's disposal by reason of a grant made to the King of the first presentation thereto, on the 22d March 24 Hen. VIII. by Thos. earl of Rutland, Geo. Paulet and Geo. Carlton, to whom the said presentation was granted by John Well, the abbot and the convent of the Benedictine monastery of Crowland, Linc. dioc. Westm., 23 March 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 March.— P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
26. Hants : Commission to Sir Thos. Lysley, John Kyngesmyll, Ric. Poulet, and Will. Howles, to make inquisition concerning all wastes, sales, and destructions in the forests of Chute and Fynkley. Westm., 29 March.
ii. Similar commission to Sir Will. Berkeley, Sir John Caylewaye, Rob. Bulkeley, and Philip Baskerfyld for the New Forest. Westm., 29 March.
iii. Similar commission to Sir Lionel Norres, Will. Howles, John Kyngsmyll, Hen. Tycheborne, and Thos. Uvedale for the forests of Southbere and Estbere, Hants. Westm., 29 March.
iv. Similar commission to John Poulet, Ric. Norton, Ric. Poulet, and Marlion Ryche for the parks of Wolmere, Halesholt, and Wardelham. Westm., 29 March.
v. Similar commission to John Poulet, Rob. Puttenham, and Ric. Poulet for the forest of Pambert. Westm., 29 March.— Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 3d.
27. Chr. Villers and Tho. Villers. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of steward of the Princes Fee, Leic. ; on surrender of patent 23 Hen. VII. granting the office to Everard Darby, and of patent 27 June 18 Hen. VIII. granting the reversion of it to the said Christopher. Del. Westm., 31 March 24 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. (undated), p. 2, m. 27.

Camusat, 8.
301. The Cardinal De Tournon to Francis I.
According to what he has told the Pope concerning the king of England's business on Francis' part, his Holiness has determined to conduct this affair so dexterously when they [the Pope and Francis] meet together, that nothing will be altered or marred ; but he will have to act so as not to show himself too partial to Henry, and desires Francis to notify Henry of this discreetly, in order that it may not become known. Thinks the Pope will comply with Francis' request in Henry's favor, and that he will not innovate anything in the affair which can in any way injure Henry between this and the interview.
Extract. Fr.

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302. [Henry VIII. to his Ambassador In France.]
Extract from instructions.
On which advice of the King, our good brother, after we shall have determined on the publication of our said marriage, when we have intimated our pleasure to our ambassadors at Rome to be declared to the Pope, we beg our good brother that then, and not before, he will write to his Ambassadors there, that, if necessary, they may aid ours in persuading the Pope and Cardinals to be satisfied with what we have done, and in gaining as many as they can of the said Cardinals to our side in case the Pope be against us, so as to prevent him attempting anything against us hereafter. And when you, our said Ambassador, find an opportunity (and the sooner you are there the better), you shall declare to the Grand Master and Admiral that we trust to them to promote our cause with our said brother. And you shall deliver to them our letters ; and to any other counsellors to whom you are certain that he will communicate what you declare to him, give each of them our most hearty commendations, desiring them to continue their good affection to us.
Fr., p. 1.

Eras. Ep. 1856.
303. More to Erasmus.
I have received from you two letters of the 7th Feb., and am glad to learn that the present archbishop of Canterbury is no less favorable to you than Warham was. As the latter died incredibly poor, it is not surprising that his liberality towards you was stinted of late. The bishop of Durham is much exhausted by the wars of Scotland. There is a report that N. (fn. 18) was here with Melanchthon, and left secretly, but the report was a manifest falsehood. The King is more severe against the heretics than the bishops themselves. Tyndale, the heretic, who is nowhere and everywhere, sends word that Melanchthon was entertained by the king of France, and says that he was afraid that if by his means France should receive the Word of God, it would be confirmed in the Lutheran faith against the Wycliffites. You need not be afraid of publishing my letter. Gossip gives out that, whatever I may pretend, I left my post unwillingly. So long as God approves of my doing, I do not care about what men say ; but as I have put out several treatises in English against the heretics, I thought it my duty to defend my integrity. I have not had any proceedings taken against me ; and beyond what my modesty will allow me to say, the King ordered the duke of Norfolk to speak in honorable terms of me at the appointment of my successor ; and in Parliament in his customary address my successor was directed to commend me. I have purposely stated in my epitaph that I molested the heretics, for I so hate that folk that, unless they repent, I would rather incur their animosity, so mischievous are they to the world. Chelsea.

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304. Richard Lyster to Cromwell.
The name of the lady in Wilton is Dame Cecile Lambert, a sad virtuous woman. If it be your pleasure to advance her to the King, her friends will give you 100l., and after the decease of my Lord Steward (Shrewsbury) you shall have the stewardship of the house, with the fee of 10l. ; the revenues of the temporalities to go to the King, which, with your policy, will be more than he had the last hundred years.
If the customers of Southampton be employed, your letter shall be conveyed with speed.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Rt. Honble.

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305. Henry Long to Cromwell.
I desire you to be good master to the poor "mynchen," as you promised. One Hen. Pole has married a daughter of Sir Edw. Beynton, and has promised it to another. The abbess of Wilton elect intends to be at Wilton in eight days ; and Dr. Benett, chancellor of Sarum, will be with you on Tuesday or Wednesday after Low Sunday. Let me know if it will please you to have the letter you promised me to Mr. Chancellor.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the King's council. Endd.


  • 1. Doubtless John Rayne, LL.D., prebendary of Tame, in Lincoln cathedral, though, according to Le Neve, he could not have been chancellor. Nic. Bradbridge, S.T.P., who had held that office from 1512, died on the 14th March 1532-3, and was succeeded by Christopher Massingberd, who was installed on the 21st March 1532-3, and resigned in 1543. It is conceivable, however, that Dr. Rayne was supposed to have obtained the office soon after the vacancy.
  • 2. The writer's name is supplied from a modern marginal note.
  • 3. See Vol. IV. App. No. 52.
  • 4. Struck out.
  • 5. Henry Trafford.
  • 6. The Saturday after the Fourth Sunday in Lent, so called from the Introit Sitientes, venite ad aquas.
  • 7. Inaccurately entered in the year 1526 in Vol. iv. No. 2385 (2).
  • 8. Sic.
  • 9. Thomas Legh.
  • 10. Struck through with the pen.
  • 11. Blank.
  • 12. Mutilated.
  • 13. Blank in MS.
  • 14. St. Veit, in Carinthia.
  • 15. The entries in this paragraph, though in the same hand, are in a different ink, and appear to be a little later.
  • 16. Mutilated.
  • 17. The date is 26 March on the patent roll.
  • 18. Probably Grynæus. See No. 89, p. 34.