Henry VIII: June 1533, 1-5

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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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June 1533, 1-5

[1 June.]
R. O.
8. John Atkinson, Priest, to Lord [Lisle].
Has sent Lisle's servant, Talbot, to England, with 16l. to provide beefs and muttons for his Lordship ; but, hearing from a butcher before he started that there is a general restraint on their exportation, has desired him, if necessary, to apply to Lisle, who can get a pardon of the restraint for himself and the town of Calais. Otherwise he will be shrewdly served for the next two months, "and in like case all the winter day."
I received a letter from you by your porter, who came in your balinger. Cannot tell how much talwood will freight her, she brought so much other stuff. Her cargo was well delivered according to his and my Lady's writing, and in 24 hours she was despatched again. No fish to be got yet. Perceives by his Lordship's letter of Saturday, delivered by Mr. Bryan's servant, that he desires his wine to be at the command of my lord of Norfolk and Mr. Bryan, who highly esteemed his kindness. Has caused Petley, Lisle's yeoman of the cellar, to attend on them. In Lisle's letter of the 28 May he proposed to be at Calais in 10 days. He may come when he pleases, for his house shall be in order by Saturday next. Can make shift then, even if the stuff have not arrived by the balinger. The greatest difficulty will be about the plate, for my lord Barnes' plate is in the treasury till the King release his restraint. Lisle had better sue to the King to have such stuff with lord Barnes' house ; for on Whitsunday eve my lord Barnes' retinue petitioned Norfolk to get them payment of their wages due before his death ; and Jas. Bowser, his bastard son, got the Duke to write that the house might be allowed in right of his wife. By this he will "bring to light" 100l. worth of stuff more than he will see otherwise. "All such goods as be withdrawn in time of his sickness, and since be bowttyd out by the Council and put in writing and restrained, as well as such goods within the house found. And for that I can perceive by Mr. Hastings he is at no point for his release of the restraint," and the matters now moved to the King against him will cause him to delay longer, so that Lisle will be at no certainty. Advises him to petition that he may have the houses, lands, and stuff at a valuation, paying the King's debt and the arrears of the retinue's wages, and leaving the remainder to perform his will. Desires two days' warning before his Lordship's coming to Dover. Calais, Whitsunday.
Hol., pp. 2.

R. O.
582. John Mille to Cromwell.
I have showed my lord of Arundel your goodness to him by your reports to the King of his service in moving the King for the cup of gold he claims to have at the Queen's coronation ; to which the King agrees. I told him it was your pleasure I should leave one to receive the cup, as you told me at Chertsey. I have therefore desired John Kyrby and John Huttoft to put you in mind of the making thereof, and, when made, to be delivered to my son in Lincoln's Inn, who will give a receipt. If I bring the cup to my lord of Arundel I think to obtain my purpose. Hampton.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the King's most noble Council.
1 June.
Vesp. C. XIV. 124. B. M.
583. Coronation Of Anne Boleyn
The manner of attendance of the judges at the coronation of queen Anne, at Whitsuntide, 25 Hen. VIII., as reported by Sir John Spillman, one of the King's justices, then present.
Before the coronation, Westminster Hall was prepared, and the Court of King's Bench was kept for the time in the Exchequer Chamber, the Common Pleas in the Abbey, and the Chancery in the White Hall. The King sent letters missives to each of the justices to attend at the Coronation. On Thursday the Queen came from Greenwich to the Tower, where she rested all the Friday. On Thursday the Chancellor wrote to the Chief Justice, desiring him and his companions, in their scarlet robes, to come to Tower Hill, each with one servant, between one and two on Friday, to ride with the Queen, between the lords and knights, to Westminster Hall, and to attend at the Hall on Whitsunday at seven. When the chief justice, FitzJames, received this letter, he summoned the chief baron, Sir Robt. Norwich, chief justice of the Common Pleas, Sir Ric. Lyster, chief baron, Sir Humphrey Conisby, Sir Ant. Fitzherbert, Sir John Port, Sir Thos. Englefield, Sir John Shelley, and Sir John Spilman, who determined to ride together to the Tower. On Saturday, after dinner, they rode to the Tower on horses and mules, in scarlet gowns and hoods, sarcenet tippets and collars of S.S. ; but being too late to go into the Tower they came back to Sir John Dancy's house in Mark Lane, and after resting half an hour rode back to Tower Hill, where they staid an hour, while the knights and squires rode by. The heralds appointed the justices to ride before the knights of the Bath, of whom 18 were made that day, and before the King's council. At Westminster Hall they alighted, and waited for the Queen in the Hall next to the said knights. When she had sat in her chair and drunk, she went to her chamber, and the justices all kneeled to her ; to whom she said, "I thank you for all the honor you have done to me this day." After this they came to their inns. On Whit Sunday, wearing their coifs, scarlet robes, hoods, cloaks, and collars, they rode to Westminster Hall, and accompanied the Queen to the church in the same order as before. In the church they were with the lords upon a scaffold. When the Queen was ascended unto the high place, they and the lords descended to the door of the Hall, and put off their coifs, cloaks, and hoods, and put on their tippets, collars, and hoods, as before. The marshals assigned them to sit next to the barons, at the same table. After dinner they advanced themselves before the Queen as she went to her chamber, and kneeled down, when she spoke as before. They then came back to their inns. They were not at the jousts the next day, for they were not commanded to be present.
Later copy, pp. 2.
Add. MS.
21,116, f. 47. B. M.
2. "Hereafter ensueth the manner of drawing of the surnap by me, John Stevens, at the coronation of queen Anne marshall of the hall." Full directions for all the necessary ceremonies at the King's table.
Pp. 2.
Add. MS.
6,113, f. 32. B. M.
3. Description of the same process at the Queen's table.
Pp. 3.
R. O. 4. "For the Quenys litter" :—
Crimson velvet, 32½ yds. at 13s. 4d. Crimson damask for lining, 19 yds. at 7s. Scarlet for covering it, 3 yds. at 8s. Red cloth, for a foot cloth, 1 yd., 3s. 4d. Crimson cloth, for lining the collars, "dosers," and breeches, 1½ yd. at 3s. 4d. A mattress, 5s. A serecloth, gold and silk fringe, points, &c. 2 great brasses that beareth the litter, 8s. Making 2 saddles, covered with crimson velvet, 13s. 4d. 2 great double collars, stuffed, with bells, 16s. 2 great bits, with gilt bosses, 10s. 10,000 gilt nails, at 3s. 4d. a 1,000. 2 white girths, 2s. 2 black reins, 6d. 1 doz. gilt buckles, at 10d. Chains and breeches for the saddles, 8s. 10 gilt roses, at 8d. 4 gilt pommels, with roses, at 4s. For making the covering, of crimson velvet, bordered with black velvet, embroidered with 2 heads, 6s. 8d. To the broiderer, for mending the border, 10s. (Added, in Cromwell's (?) hand) : "Mem. To speak with Justice, for the making of the new litter, 46s. 8d. ; for the painting of it, 33s. 4d."
Pp. 2.
R. O. (fn. 1) 5. Apparel :—
Item. 1½ yd. of crimson satin. 3 yds. of crimson taffeta to line her velvet gown. 2 yds. of black satin for her gown. To send 4 cr. to buy white fur for her black satin gown. For making 2 gowns, 1 cr. 2 yds. of black buckram, to line the two gowns in the bodies. 3 yds. of frieze, to line the pleats of the gowns after their use. ½ yd. of white satin, to make habiliments for her head. 5 yds. of white satin for a kirtle. 2½ yds. of red cloth to line her kirtle. 17 pieces of goldsmith's work. A flat gold chain "as the dothe ... to wear there." 12 cr.
P. 1.
R. O. (fn. 1) 6. Goldsmith's work :—
A gold cup with a cover, weighing 59¾ ozs., at 45s. the oz., 134l. 8s. 9d. Workmanship, at 5s. the oz., 14l. 18s. 9d. Total, 149l. 7s. 6d.
P. 1. Endd.
2 June.
Camusat, 17.
584. Coronation Of Anne Boleyn.
Narrative of the entry and coronation of Anne Boleyn, queen of England, at London, 2 June 1533.
The Queen left Greenwich on Thursday, about four o'clock in the afternoon, in a "barque raze," like a brigantine, which was painted with her colours outside, with many banners. Her ladies attended her. She was accompanied by 100 or 120 similar vessels, also garnished with banners and standards. They were fitted out with small masts, to which was attached a great quantity of rigging, as on large ships ; the rigging being adorned with small flags of taffeta, and, by the writer's advice, with "or clinquant," as it reflects the sun's rays. There were many drums, trumpets, flutes, and hantbois. They arrived in less than half an hour at the Tower of London, where the cannon fired a salute. It was a very beautiful sight ; for, besides the vessels, there were more than 200 small boats, which brought up the near. The whole river was covered. On Friday the Queen did not leave her lodging. On Saturday, about five o'clock in the afternoon, in her royal dresses, which are of the same fashion as those of France, she mounted a litter covered inside and out with white satin. Over her was borne a canopy of cloth of gold. Then followed twelve ladies on hackneys, all clothed in cloth of gold. Next came a chariot covered with the same cloth, and containing only the duchess of Norfolk, step-mother of the Duke, and the Queen's mother. Next, twelve young ladies on horseback, arrayed in crimson velvet. Next, three gilded coaches, in which were many young ladies ; and, lastly, twenty or thirty others on horseback, in black velvet. Around the litter were the duke of Suffolk, that day Constable, and my lord William (fn. 2) [Howard], who was Great Marshal and Great Chamberlain,—a hereditary office,—in place of his brother the duke of Norfolk. Before them marched two men, called esquires, who wore bonnets furred with ermines, somewhat like the chief usher of Paris. Then came the French ambassador, accompanied by the archbishop of Canterbury ; then the Venetian ambassador, accompanied by the Chancellor ; then many bishops, and the rest of the great lords and gentlemen of the realm, to the number of 200 or 300. Before all, marched the French merchants, in violet velvet, [each] wearing one sleeve of the Queen's colours ; their horses being caparisoned in violet taffeta with white crosses. In all open places (carrefours) were scaffolds, on which mysteries were played ; and fountains poured forth wine. Along the streets all the merchants were stationed. The Queen alighted in a great hall, in which was a high place, where she partook of wine, and then retired to her chamber.
On Sunday morning, accompanied by all the said lords and gentlemen, she went on foot from her lodging to the church, the whole of the road being covered with cloth, and being about the length of the garden of Chantilly. All the bishops and abbots went to meet her, and conducted her to the church. After hearing mass, she mounted upon a platform before the great altar, covered with red cloth. The place where she was seated, which was elevated on two steps, was covered with tapestry. She remained there during the service, after being crowned by the archbishop of Canterbury, who delivered the crown to her, and consecrated her in front of the high altar. That day the duke of Suffolk was Grand Master, and constantly stood near the Queen with a large white rod in his hand. My lord William and the Great Chamberlain were also near her. Behind her were many ladies, duchesses, and countesses, attired in scarlet, in cloaks furred with ermines —such as are usually worn by duchesses and countesses,—and in bonnets. The dukes, earls, and knights were likewise clothed in scarlet robes, furred with ermines, like the first presidents of Paris, with their hoods. The coronation over, the Queen was led back again with the same company as she came, excepting some bishops, into a great hall, which had been prepared for her to dine in. The table was very long, and the Archbishop was seated a considerable distance from her. She had at her feet two ladies, seated under the table to serve her secretly with what she might need ; and two others near her, one on each side, often raised a great linen cloth to hide her from view, when she wished "s'ayser en quelque chose." Her dinner lasted a long time, and was very honorably served. Around her was an inclosure, into which none entered but those deputed to serve, who were the greatest personages of the realm, and chiefly those who served "de sommelliers d'eschançonnerie et panetrie." The hall being very large, and good order kept, there was no crowding. Beneath the inclosure were four great tables, extending the length of the hall. At the first were seated those of the realm who have charge of the doors ; below them, at the same table, were many gentlemen ; at the second table, the archbishops, bishops, the Chancellor, and many lords and knights. The two other tables were at the other side of the hall : "à celle du hault bout" was the mayor of London, accompanied by the sheriffs ; at the other were duchesses, countesses, and ladies. The duke of Suffolk was gorgeously arrayed with many stones and pearls, and rode up and down the hall and around the tables, upon a courser caparisoned in crimson velvet ; as also did my lord William, who presided over the serving, and kept order : they were always bareheaded, as you know is the custom of this country. The King stationed himself in a place which he had had made, and from which he could see without being seen ; the ambassadors of France and Venice were with him. At the hall door were conduits pouring out wine ; and there were kitchens to give viands to all comers, the consumption of which was enormous. Trumpets and hautbois sounded at each course, and heralds cried "largesse." Next day a tourney took place, eight against eight, and every one ran six courses. My lord William led one band, and Master Carew, the grand esquire, the other.

R. T. 145. No. 5, § 37.
585. Coronation Of Anne Boleyn.
Extracts from a manuscript account unfavorable to Anne. (fn. 3) Though it was customary to kneel, uncover, and cry "God save the King, God save the Queen," whenever they appeared in public, no one in London or the suburbs, not even women and children, did so on this occasion. One of the Queen's servants told the mayor to command the people to make the customary shouts, and was answered that he could not command people's hearts, and that even the King could not make them do so. Her fool, who has been to Jerusalem and speaks several languages, seeing the little honor they showed to her, cried out, "I think you have all scurvy heads, and dare not uncover." Her dress was covered with tongues pierced with nails, to show the treatment which those who spoke against her might expect. Her car was so low that the ears of the last mule appeared to those who stood behind to belong to her. The letters H. A. were painted in several places, for Henry and Anne, but were laughed at by many. The crown became her very ill, and a wart disfigured her very much. She wore a violet velvet mantle, with a high ruff (goulgiel) of gold thread and pearls, which concealed a swelling she has, resembling goître. She was crowned by Cranmer, who is called "one of the judges of Susanna," and "le pape patriarche." Eighteen knights of the Bath were created. The presents to the various officers of the court cost them 200l. The duchess of Norfolk, daughter of the duke of Buckingham, would not appear at the ceremony, from the love she bore to the previous Queen, although she was Anne's aunt. The French ambassador and his suite were insulted by the people, who called him "Orson queneve, France dogue" (whoreson knave, French dog).
Fr., pp. 7. From a catalogue of papers at Brussels, now lost.
[2 June.]
R. O.
586. Ric. Strete, Priest, to Dr. Lee.
By the bill enclosed you may perceive how Will. Brereton and his officers handle those I have sent to gather rents in Cheshire. Ralph Dawne charges the tenants to pay no rents except to him, and thus gathers one part of the rent, and I the other ; at which the country murmurs. Ask Mr. Cromwell to discharge Brereton, that the rents be restored, and I be suffered to occupy, or the King will be a loser. Ill rumours prevail. Since I sent Cromwell the valor of the bishopric, one of Mr. Chamley's servants has been with me to take the farm of the tithe corn of Webunbery and many others, all of whom would farm it at the rent of my lord of Canterbury's book, viz., 18l., whereas it is 36l. 16d. Many have gone to London to my lord of Canterbury for it. If you had not written I should have made it sure for the King. Lichfield, crastino Pentecostes.
P. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Mr. Dr. Lee, chaplain to the King's grace, in Paternoster Row, and in his absence to Mr. Crumwell, of the King's most honorable Council.
2 June.
R. O.
587. Sir Francis Bryan to Lord Lisle.
I have delivered your letter to your steward, "whereby I had of your good wine." My lord of Norfolk liked your wine very well. Recommends the bearer for some post at Calais when Lisle arrives there. (fn. 4) Calais, 2 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.

R. O.
588. [Henry VIII.] to Robt. Fowler, Vice-Treasurer of Calais. Form of a warrant for the payment to [Lord Lisle], to whom the King has granted the office of deputy of Calais since the death of lord Berners, of such wages, fees, &c. as are mentioned in the patent, until he shall take his oath of office.
P. 1.

R. O.
589. Lord Lisle.
The following letters of the Lisle correspondence, though of an earlier date than the rest, being for the most part of little historical interest, except as connected with Lisle himself, are placed here for convenience :—
A.D. 1521 or 1522.
1. Christopher More to Sir Arthur Plantagenet.
Finds he is not best contented at the report "made by you (against you?) touching Mr. Arthur Pole's matter." (fn. 5) No wonder you are grieved at your good mind toward him being misrepresented. Is glad to find the report untrue. Assures him it was a mere mistake, and did not grow by my Lady. (fn. 6) Whatever Mr. Lewkenor says, if he knew as much as I do, and behaved like a wise man, he would acknowledge you were his special friend, "for every man is glad to pull him." "And also if he would not be good to his own child, and that shall come of her, it were pity he lived." Thinks Sir Arthur may do good in the matter. Knows none of whom he would rather have help. "And considering this gentleman is your nigh kinsman, and that ye can nothing do therein for him, but ye must not only have him but my Lady and all her friends, and to reckon to be much more in your danger than the report had not been so made ; and that also all the matter may be compassed and brought to pass by you, to his great help and comfort, and to your great honor and praise ; lease not such friends, if ye may attain them and keep them, for one unkindness and default." Is of Mr. Lewkenor's fee by patent, and therefore bound to do his best for him, though he treats him like all others. It is pity his lands decay. They might be improved by this mean. Hopes to be a mean between my Lady and Sir Arthur.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
5 Feb.
R. O.
A.D. 1523.
2. Henry Chauncy to Sir Arthur Plantagenet.
Has shown Sir Arthur's evidences for Stanydelf and Wylmycote to Mr. Norwiche, the King's serjeant, and to the King's attorney and solicitor, who have promised the writer a letter of discharge to John Thirkeld to put Sir Arthur in possession. Cannot get it, however, from Mr. Daunsy. It will cost much money to discharge the issues of your lands, forfeited before your pardon, (fn. 7) in which my lord of Surrey and Sir Oliver Pole were enfeoffed, as Chr. More and Thos. Walshe, your attorneys, can show. Money is also wanted for the matter of Corley against lady Belknap, and that of Pakyngton Pygott against the heirs of lord Clinton. Has spoken to Mr. John Dudley about Bedworth. This Lent you might get a "vowche" of Mrs. Jerningham, or of her sister, Mrs. Brews, else at Easter my lord Marquis will make much business. Expects to find evidences about Orleston in the Tower of London. London, 5 Feb. Signed : Henry Chauncy, your auditor.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To my master, Sir Arthur Plantagenet, knight.
3 March. R. O. 3. Will. Paulet to Sir Arthur Plantagenet.
This Tuesday, 3 March, received the King's commission, with a letter commanding him to warn all commissioners to assemble at a certain place to accomplish the same. Has written to them accordingly to attend upon my lord Audley and Sir Arthur at Winchester, on Monday next at 9 a.m., when Paulet will be ready to wait on them. Basing, Tuesday.
P. 1. Add.

R. O.
4. Thos. Walker to Sir Arthur Plantagenet.
Assures his "Lordship" that he paid him all arrears when he was last with him, and will be ready to account for all monies received this year when the audit comes, though it has been as hard a year among poor people as ever he did see. Has married two daughters this year, and received 5l. or 6l. of Sir Arthur's money, which he "occupied" at their marriages, but will make good every penny, and hopes his "Lordship" will take no displeasure. Has visited his lands in Somersetshire, along with Sir Robert, about his fines, as Sir Robert will show him. God preserve your Lordship and my Lady.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : On to my sengler good lord and master, Sir Arthor Plantagynet, this byll be delyverd. Sealed.
29 Oct.
R. O.
A.D. 1527.
5. Lord Lisle, Taylor, and Sir Nic. Carew to Wolsey.
This 29 Oct., at Dover, by advice of the mayor and others, we have made as great diligence as possible to obtain passage. The ships in the Wyke cannot be got into the road, though there are many men with drags and horses to make way for them to be brought out. It is thought, if the wind continue this night, our horses and carriage can be shipped, and we can embark next tide. We beg to have our commission and instructions shortly. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : My Lord Legate.
31 Oct.
R. O.
6. Lord Lisle, Taylor, and Carew to Wolsey.
We left Dover on 30 Oct., leaving behind our horses and baggage for expedition, and arrived that night at Boulogne, where we lay at road till four in the morning. Came to an ill lodging in base Bullayne, where Mons. du Bies visited us ; and next morning the Governors welcomed us, rejoicing much at the peace, and presented us with a hogshead of wine. In honor of our coming they caused a peal of guns to be shot. Du Bies desired immediately to know when we would leave Boulogne, that he might inform the French king. As we have not our horses and carriages, it will be difficult to depart before Saturday, as they cannot be unshipped till tomorrow. We had a sore passage, but will do our best to keep the day appointed. Boulogne, 31 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : My Lord Legate.
4 Nov.
R. O.
7. Lord Lisle, Taylor, and Carew to Wolsey.
This Monday, 4 Nov., we came to Amyas, where we were received without the town by the Bishop and Vidame, and other gentlemen, who brought us to our lodging. Soon after the mayor and officers presented us honorably, and the Bishop asked us to supper, desiring to know when we intended to be at Paris, as the King at Paris had charged him to let him know. We are ready to be there by the day appointed, but lack both our commission and instructions, and told the Bishop we had sent a post to the King, and could not leave till we had received an answer. We have written of our arrival at Boulogne. At Montreuil and at Abbeville the captains received us, and gave us presents. Amyas, 4 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : My Lord Legate.

R. O.
8. Lord Lisle.
A bundle of eight receipts, warrants, and other documents between lord Lisle and his receiver, Anthony Windsor, in 18 & 19 Hen. VIII. His servant, Jas. Hawxworth, and Sir Oliver Browne, priest, are also parties to two of them.
13 March.
R. O.
9. Lord Lisle to Wolsey.
On the 20th Feb. I sent a balinger of mine with 20 men to sea, because of great robberies that were done at sea. The said ship encountered a Spaniard on the 4th inst., in a pink, and 15 men with him. In the encounter they slew two of my men, and sore hurt six others ; and my servants slew nine of them, and six took their boat and ran away. I have one of the company in the King's castle of Porchester, who has made a confession that I send you. Shall I send him up, or execute the law upon him? He is so wounded in one of his legs that he cannot yet ride, and I have got a surgeon to look to him till I know your pleasure. The pink contains 20 pieces of ordnance, is not 20 tons burden, "the best bestowed for cumbrance of room that ever I saw." Excuses his delay in writing, as he has been ill since Mid Lent Sunday of a surfeit, taken by eating Frydstoke fish. Hampshire, 13 March. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To my lord Legate's Grace. Endd.

R. O.
A.D. 1529 or 1530.
10. Lord Lisle to Cromwell.
When I moved you for the poor vicar of Goddshill, (fn. 8) I had no time to show you what I know in the matter. I only intermeddled for him at the desire of Sir James Wurseley. Mr. Meuse and Mr. Dyngley, of the Isle of Wight, told me at Winchester that John Geffrey, for whom the said vicar is in trouble, was lord of Misrule at Christmas next after it was supposed he had been poisoned, so that he did not languish continually till his death, as is said. John Legh, tenant of Dame Anne Wurseley, reported to me that Ric. Barton, her servant, said that if his lady could not drive the said vicar out of the Isle by trouble and vexation, she would cause a villain to murder him privily ; and if the villain were hanged, it was but the loss of "a knave off thre halpens." At my coming to London I will tell you of the answer I had from my lord chief judge. I pray you to be good master to the said vicar, for I suppose he is wrongfully troubled. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Mr. Crumwell.
Cal. D. XI. 49. B. M.
A.D. 1530.
11. Jaques [Groutier] (fn. 9) to Lord Lisle. (fn. 10)
*"que le navyre de France ... [v]ins de Bordiaulx sans en aporte ... prie rescripre a Mons. le Coutimyer et ... donne te conjé de charger ung sizs ou sep[t] ... et deulx ou troys haquenes sy j'en puis ... vous mavyes donne ung conjé de chinc h ... ... vous promes ma foy que je lay perdeu et sy m ... deulx chens tonnyaulx de ving que me fyltes donner ... seluy maymes qui la baille a dit a mon servyte[ur qu'il ne] vault plus rien, et que le roy d'Engleterre ... touttes les lycensses donnes parsy devant. Mo[nsieur] ... remercyer de l'onneur des jens de se pais qui n ... pour l'amour de vous, je ne vous ay pas dese ... a Dieu que je voulx (vous?) susses faire quelque bon ... je vous promes que je le feres den bon de ... Mons. le capitayne de Dieppe se recomman[de a vous], aussy Mons. le viconte Jehan Ango de Dieppe [son] parent, et s'offre a vous faire servyce ... a Dieu, lequel vous doinbt se ... Escript a Porcemues le xxj. jo[ur] ...
Vostre ser[viteur,]
Jaques [Groutier]."
Cal. D. XI. 50. B. M. *"pource que ... [Boulo]ngne et nulces pas de ch ... e mon ving et ne suis veneu ... on et comme vostre servyteur que je suis et ... Mons., ma fame se recommande fort a vous [et a Madame vostre] fame, vous remercyant de la haquenee que luy ... Guillame le Gros, et elle vous envoye ugne ... de ving et ung petit baul de prunes. Jay tout bon ... en vostre chatiau, et ne vendray rien jusques at ... de vos nouvelles. Je vous prie envoyer Guillame le [Gros si] vous en poves passer pour me ayder a vendre, mays v ... et aussy Maistre James et moy avons dit au coutumy[er] de Porsemues que le ving est a vous et aussy Mons. se ... vouldres pour vous mandes et il sera fait. Je vous promes q[ue] en tout nostre pays on ne seroiet trover encore deulx tonny[aulx] et a Bordiaulx il vault vingt nobles le tonnyau et sy le [Roy a] fait arter et defendre qu'on u'en baille a navyre de mo ... pour ce quil sont grant nombre de monde pardella la ... Roy a bien a Bordiaulx quastre mylle chevaulx et plus ... les jentilz hommes et dames de France, il sont les enfa[ns de] France furete dellyvres le chinquieme jour de se moys ... recheulx avec Madame Lienor royne de France [avec gr]ant trionfe, et sont pour le present a Bordiaulx, faisans [tres grante] chere, don le monde des villes de France sont for[t resjou]ys, et avons fait en touttes les villes feulx de jouy et ... je fulces alle pardevers vous sy j'usse peu parler ... voy d'Engloys sy j'estoies par le pais je me ... que je ne seroies que dire et sy ne suis pas ..."
Mutilated. Add. : ... eur mon Seigneur ... de Lille, grant ... d'Engleterre.

R. O.
A.D. 1530, or later.
12. T. Earl Of Wiltshire to Lord Lisle.
Understands that Lisle's servant, John Ravyn, received of Peter Stretche, the Earl's servant, a basin and ewer of silver parcel-gilt in Bristowe, to show his Lordship, promising either to return them or send the price, which was 18l. 10s. Begs that he will return them or the money by bearer, as he is a poor man. Durisme Place, 4 March. Signed.
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13. Thos. Seynt Aubyn to Lady Lisle.
Recommendations from himself and his wife (fn. 11) to lord and lady Lisle. Carnkye and elsewhere are in good quiet and peace, though her casualties and profits are not as good this year as last, but it will probably be better next year. Thanks her for his fee. Has attended to her courts, which have been held in all places. Ric. Harrys has put in ure her demand in Sowlemere and elsewhere. Mr. Bassett (fn. 12) always allowed him for it, as appears by a bill in his own hand ; but as no allowance appears in the account books before the writer's time, will not allow it without her orders.
Has been at the "washis" at all times, early and late, to see that she should lose nothing of her profit. Thanks for the gift of a certain number of coneys at Tyhydye. His own coneys at Clewyns are decayed. Intends to send her a dish of puffins against Lent. Asks her to give James Tyhidye a new coat, his old one being threadbare. He has made a fair new hall and other new howsyn at Hellowe. Clewyns, Halwyn eve.
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14. Thos. Seynt Aubyn to Lady Lisle.
Himself and his wife desire to be recommended to lord and lady Lisle. Thanks for a tegge sent by John Davie and Pyttes, from Umberlegh, against St. Crewen's Day, His wife thanks lady Lisle for her beads. There is none such in Cornwall, as far as he knows. Has received her letter and commission, which he will execute. Sends a dozen puffins, which Boswarthogga or John Keagwyn, of Mount's Bay, will deliver. St. Blasye is day. "Your old kanaffe Thomas Seyntaubyn."
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15. Thos. Seynt Aubyn to Lady Lisle.
"To my very good brother and sister."
Commendations to lord and lady Lisle from himself, and her sister, his wife. No one will take the berton place of Tyhydye at 15l., as Ric. Harrys, the bearer, can show, and also how much can be had for it, and how the hedges and outhouses are in decay. "As for the hedges that Harry Nanse made it is now abroad like the feathers of a goose new pollyd with a hungry fox." The bearer has done all he can, for the stuff will never serve such a purpose again. There has been no loss of rent in Feemarshall to the value of 3s. 6d. or thereabouts, as she supposes, except what was allowed in Mr. Basset's days. The bearer will certify her concerning water turned from any of her mills. Had spoken about it to his cousin, John Gotholghan, before he had her letter. The custom of Stannary gives liberty to any tinner to work without licence in all waste ground, sanctuary or otherwise. Does not know whether an incumbent can license tinners to work in his closes without the patron's assent. At St. Unye sanctuary, tinners work as well within close as without ; the latter by the custom, and the former by licence of the parson. All the works in Carnkey and Carnbree are in good peace. There has been no better likelihood for three years. Has been at every wash, early and late. Has done his best about her courts and audit, which was held at Clewens. Will be contented with what lord Lisle sends for his fee.
(Marginal note.)—Ric. Harris to pay 26s. 8d. for his fee. Thanks for their kindness to their chaplain, Sir Drewe, for his wife's sake. He has promised to send lady Lisle some fat conger against Lent. When lady Lisle gets the berton of Tyhydye, St. Aubyn's wife will ask her to reserve some of the coneys for her yearly. Clewens, in Cornwall, Sunday before St. Katharine's Day.
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16. John Ravon to Lord Lisle.
Is requested by Simon Rogerson to write to his Lordship of his having been taken by the Scots. One William Myrry, of Cork, was in like case taken, who has ransomed Rogerson, and he must pay his ransom here in Bristol by Easter eve to William Chester, merchant. Brystow, 29 March.
P.S.—Has delivered Lisle's obligation to his fellow Swest (Swift?), who has received for his Lordship one tun of wine. Hopes at their coming again my Lord and Lady shall have more.
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17. John Ravon to Lord Lisle.
Was at Wynscom on 31 March, where William Urche dwelleth. Ric. Schallmon, Lisle's tenant, is dead. Was at the choosing of Lisle's heriot. Advises him to keep it in his own hands.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : "To my right honorable and special good lord Lysle, at Soberton, or elsewhere, be this delivered."

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18. Brother William, of Shene, to Lord Lisle.
Is desired by lord Lisle to wait upon him "for an end of the matter of Gett Pete ;" (fn. 13) but as religious persons cannot go at their own wills, sends the bearer, our solicitor, in his place. Was told several times by Mr. Crumwell that Lisle would set her in peaceable possession, as he had found him very honorable therein. Hopes there will be a better opportunity hereafter to obtain my Lady's favor, though she said "she was well content that you should set her at quiet," and advised that her rent should not be stopped. Begs him therefore now to make an end, that the minds of many honorable persons may be satisfied. "You may be glad to help her, considering the ways that she doth take. Fro Shene."
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19. Thos. Smyth, of Lytell Somborne, to Lord Lisle.
Begs his Lordship to write to my lord of Lincoln, chancellor of the university of Oxford, in behalf of his poor kinsman Ric. Rede, fellow of the New College, who wishes to be appointed scribe to the commissary of the University.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To his singular good lord viscount Lisle, at Soberton.

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20. Umberleigh Park.
"The names of them that had deer the last summer at Womberleh :"—Sir Will. Cortnay, Sir Ric. Grenfylde, "the chaunler of Exciter," Sir Thos. Sperke, "the chuntr (?)" of Kerton, Mrs. Sydener, Mrs. Bluytte, John Coblehe, Hugh Yeow, Mrs. Fortyscu, Geo. Rollys, Mrs. Aclande, Mrs. Hache, Oliver Kelleh, Ric. Chamounde. "Thus for namyde broste the warantes. How be hytt was grauntyde unto other men."
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21. — to Lord [Lisle].
Sends the names of the men who have helped in his harvests. Robt. Faukenere, 3 days, Nicholas Parson, 2 days and his cart, to lead to Porchester, 3 days at home, John Tynham, Thos..., ... Russyll, John Collyn, Hasler, ... tly and Chorryz, Frankyen, Peter Bolton, Harry Boby, Edm. Bolle, Harre ..., John Ryche, Hynde, Kyxstoffor Wray, Steven Holte, John Leggat, John Serryll, John Crosbe ; 36 of his reapers out of Tygfellde. [At] Subberton : John Arrynword, Lowse Parker, John Chessell, John Lowse, Anes Mellys, Annys Weston, Colman, John Chager, Wm. Taplyn, Thos. Rosell, Porter, Isabel Huet, Roger Goodwyn, Walter Hord, George Crocher, Wm. Crocher, Thos. Channel, Yngles, Edw. Rosell, Mother Bone, Water Franklyn, John Protyn, John Honyman, John Crysmas, John Lase, Roffe, John Wylkyns, John Rede,.. ff Erffelles, John Prate, Kyxstoffer Stent.
Hol., p. 1, mutilated.
R. O. 22. Harry Huttoft to Lord Lisle.
Has received his letter touching such hides as John Bythewey is to receive of the King's slaughterer. I delivered him 100 hides, giving him such respite for the payment as he required. All others pay ready money. This Friday.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : The Lord Lisle, Portsmouth.

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23. Wm. Seller to Lady Lisle.
Today Nicolas Parson paid Thos. Myller 16l. 8s. 4d. He demanded 6l. 13s. 4d. for Michaelmas, which Nicolas refused to pay. My Lord at his departing left me a bill to deliver John Hyntton of Portsmouth 20 qr. of barley, about which Nicolas asks for orders. The "erschedave" is sowed for my Lord, and 10 acres in the "gafton" for your Ladyship. 12 qrs. of wheat have been sown. 24 lbs. of fine yarn is put to weaving for your flannel. Your "boore" is ready and good. Please to send for the swans and peahens, for the fox hath killed your crane. I have killed four hogs, the salt for which cost 2s. They are fed at home for want of mast. Six are put to Rumsden. Asks how the rest of the wool shall be used, and for some herring or other fish for Lent. The good neighbours were glad to dress the land. Subberton, 5 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
R. O. 24. John Ede, of Presstun, to Lord Lisle.
In his manor court lately held at Rustyngtune the vicar of Russtune appeared, declaring that the "hordars or knellys shall note stond," and will lay a wager of 20 nobles to one with young John Madorsty ; on which your tenant went to your officers, desiring them to write unto him of his "hyll behavore." And when the writer would have delivered him the bills he would not receive it, but said to him, "I would that thou and I were on a fair green together for to try all these matters." Gives a list of the witnesses.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : My lord Lisle.
R. O. 25. W. Gybson, Priest, to Richard Synger.
Their common master intends to be at home this Christmas. You are to provide beer for the time, as you know what was required last year. Is to have a carpenter to take down the bin with all the ceiling, and let the "bot" bring it at his next coming, with all manner of tubs, and a couple or two coneys fat of the kidneys. Lurdyngton, Friday.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
R. O. 26. Oliver Kelly to Lord Lisle.
I received your gentle letter by your servant Arnoll, and, according to your commandment, I have done as much for him as I could. There is no servant of yours in that country but I shall be glad to do him pleasure. Desires a warrant for a buck in Umberle. From the Court.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
R. O. 27. Richard Pyttes to [Lady Lisle].
Hears she is misinformed about him, but trusts she will be his good lady as in time past. "And y cane not have your gane (game) for yower ladyschypes plesure and honor by cause hyt ys so sore over set with horsys [and] catell ; and when y do say to yower schaplyne and to wother that they schal not so over fret hyt, thay say that y schall mele with no thyng but only with yower dere." Desires, therefore, to know her pleasure about the herbage. Atheryngtun, 26 Jan.
P.S.—Begs her to remember his wages and livery. Has received neither these two years.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. : "Unto hys most honorable good lady and masteras."
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590. John Lord Mordaunt to Cromwell.
On the 1st June last Sir John Dyve sent me a letter received from Thos. Rowthe, of Bedford. I have advised him not to meddle in anything concerning the same until the King is advertised of it. With his consent, I resolved to send the letter to you, that you may advertise the King of it if you think convenient. Let me know what answer I shall make to Sir John. The acquaintance that he has had with any of the friars of that religion has been no other than that when they repaired into his parts he has given them lodging, meat, and drink. 4 June.
One Webbe, of the King's stable, delivered this letter to Thos. Rowthe, of Bedford, and the said Thos. delivered it to Sir John Dyve. Remember my request made to you in your garden after supper.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council. Endd. : Sir John Mordaunt.
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591. John Bishop Of Lincoln to [Cromwell].
I have received this day the King's letters of the 3rd, which I intend to put in execution with all diligence. At my house called Old Temple, in Holborn, 4 June. Signed.
P. 1. Endd.
4 June.
Cleop. E. VI. 297. B. M.
592. The General Council.
"Responsum Electoris Saxoniæ."
John Frederic duke of Saxony is rejoiced to hear of the agreement between the Pope and Emperor for holding a General Council. If the Council is general and free, as the Emperor has led the Germans to expect, and the proceedings are carried on in accordance with the Word of God, the Elector has no doubt that unity will be the result, for which he will order prayer to be made in the churches of his dominion. He will do all he can in the matter himself, and with the nobles and states of Germany. He would be glad to give a final answer to the Papal and Imperial ambassadors, but cannot do so without the consent of the confederate princes and states. In consequence of the letters from the Pope and Emperor, written from Bologna, giving hopes of a General Council, it was determined to assemble after John the Baptist's Day to discuss what answer should be sent. He will endeavour to obtain a favorable answer from the confederates ; and requests the ambassadors to write to him and the Landgrave here, at Smalcald, saying where they will be at that time. The Elector intends to act in the interests of true religion and of peace for Germany and the whole empire and Church. He will send the answer to the ambassadors as soon as it is decided on. "Acta Vymariæ feria quarta Pentecostes, anno Domini '33.
Lat., pp. 3.
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593. Christopher Fuerer and Leonard Stockhaymer, citizens of Nurenburg, to Henry VIII.
Hope this summer to be able to procure for his Majesty the 20,000 bows for which he wrote by Hermann Wolporn. Have engaged trusty men to cut the wood in the mountains and forests of Austria. As the King and the Emperor have permitted them to export and sell wood in England, desire Henry to write to queen Mary of Hungary to prevent the officers in Brabant from raising any difficulty ; also to send some one to select the wood, which could then be consigned to Herman Wolporn at Antwerp. Nurenberg, 4 June 1533.
Hol., Lat., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
4 June.
Close Roll, 25 Hen. VIII. m. 24 d.
594. Bishop Kite.
Bond of 1,000 marks given by Sir Thomas Kytson to John [Kite], archbishop of Thebes and commendatory of Carlisle, dated 4 June 25 Hen. VIII., for the security of the said Archbishop's title in certain premises in the parishes of St. Michael Cornhill, St. Nicholas near Newgate, St. Michael in the Querne, and St. Lawrence Pountney, in London, conveyed to him by indenture of the same date.—Acknowledged in Chancery by Kytson, 23 June.
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595. Sir Will. Gascoigne to Cromwell.
Whereas you wrote to me 12 months since of a matter depending in the Star Chamber between me and one Johunson, merchant of York, touching a robbery supposed to have been committed upon him by Rob. Gyll :— the matter was carefully examined by Sir John Spilman and Mr. Baldwyn, justices of assize, when Gyll was acquitted. I was content to forbear any remedy of common law for my great slander till such time as I heard from you. A twelvemonth has passed, and I heard no more of it until Johunson, since Easter, delivered me a subpœna to appear before you and the Council xv. Trinitatis. What the new matter is I know not, but I will stand to your judgment, whatever it is ; and if you will send it to men of worship in Yorkshire I will not refuse to have the matter examined. I marvel I hear not of the matter motioned to you by Mr. Hynd, and beg you will send me a letter. Cussworthe, Thursday before Trinity Sunday. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Councillor. Endd.
5 June.
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596. Hyberdyn and Powell.
Certificate by certain inhabitants of Bristol to the King's council, of the "synystrall preching" of Dr. Powell, of Sarum, and Master Hyberdyn, at divers times of late, within the town of Bristol, particulars of which are contained in a book of articles hereto annexed. (fn. 14) Bristowe, 5 June 25 Hen. VIII. Signed by Friar John Hylsey, S.T.P., Friar Will. Swawdall, S.T.B., Henry Marshall, clk., Will. Benet, clk., and nine others.
On parchment.


  • 1. It is quite uncertain whether these two documents have anything to do with Anne Boleyn's coronation or not ; but they are placed here for convenience.
  • 2. "Grillam" here and elsewhere in Camusat, a misprint for Guillaume.
  • 3. Perhaps the account written by Chapuys to Granville. See his letter to the Emperor, 16 June.
  • 4. Lisle actually landed at Calais on the very day this letter was written.
  • 5. See Vol. III., Nos. 1204, 2636.
  • 6. The Countess of Salisbury?
  • 7. See Grant of 28 Feb. 1522.
  • 8. Thos. Bradshawe. See Vol. IV. 5293.
  • 9. The name has been ascertained by identification of the signature with that of a letter in the Record Office.
  • 10. This letter seems to extend over two leaves, but whether f. 50 is a postscript or is really the beginning of the letter it is difficult to say.
  • 11. Thos. St. Aubyn, the writer of this letter, married Mary Grenville, the sister of lady Lisle.
  • 12. Sir John Bassett, lady Lisle's first husband, who died on 31 Jan. 1528.
  • 13. Is this a relation of Maud or Molde Petys mentioned in Vol. V., No. 142?
  • 14. Note now attached.