Henry VIII: January 1533, 26-31

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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January 1533, 26-31

26 Jan.
Close Roll, 24 Hen. VIII. m. 24 d., Rym. XIV. 446.
73. The Great Seal.
Memorandum that on the 26th Jan., "anno predicto," (fn. 1) about 3 p.m., in a chamber near the oratory at East Greenwich, in presence of Thomas duke of Norfolk, Thomas Cranmer, elect of Canterbury, Thomas earl of Wiltshire, Stephen bishop of Winchester, Sir Wm. Fitzwilliam, treasurer of the Household, Sir Wm. Poulet, comptroller of the Household, Thomas Crumwell, Ralph Paxhall, John Croke, and John Judd, the King took the Great Seal from the custody of Thomas Audeley, and, after holding it a quarter of an hour, returned it to the custody of the same Thomas Audeley, appointing him Chancellor of England. Thereupon the said Chancellor sealed a subpna upon one John Gilbert, in presence of the King and nobles, and returned the Great Seal into its bag, which he sealed with his own seal.
26 Jan.
S. B.
74. For Anne, Marchioness Of Pembroke.
Commission to George Tayler, John Smyth, and Wm. Brabazon to take possession, in her name, of the lands in North and South Wales, lately granted to Anne marchioness of Pembroke. Greenwich, 26 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII.
26 Jan.
R. O.
75. Nicolaus to Cromwell.
I have performed the duties of reader, bestowed on me by the King, and for greater advantage I have added public lectures ; but I have received no remuneration, for those who distribute the King's gifts do so arbitrarily. I have often requested aid in vain. Mr. Baxton retains the profits of my benefice, and has not paid me the money due Michaelmas last. I must, therefore, resort to you for aid in this matter. 26 Jan. 1532. Signed.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
26 Jan.
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76. John Lord Audeley to Cromwell.
Thanks him for his comfortable words to his servant Will. Sembarbe. Hopes by Cromwell's favor to get the better relief of his righteous causes. Has found such courtesy and truth in Cromwell that he is bound to him for ever, and will be completely at his command. Desires only his aid against the crafty collusions of his adversaries ; of which the bearer, his servant, Ric. Verney, will deliver a writing, and which will be explained to Cromwell by Mr. Yorke, serjeant in the law, and Humph. Wynkefelde. Wade, 26 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To his singular beloved friend, Mr. Cromewell. Endd.
26 Jan.
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77. John Bunolt to Cromwell.
Reminds him that, touching his (Bunolt's) benefice of Olderkerke, Cromwell wrote that he had the sight of another presentation, but that the case was wholly committed to him, and that he hoped to order it to Bunolt's satisfaction. Thanks him for his continual goodness towards his preferment in his old days. Understands by Dr. Lye's letter that the suit made to Cromwell has been on Mr. Baschurche's behalf ; "and where he putteth one inch to your determination and ordering, I do sumitte my body, my will, my mind, wholly to your pleasure and determination," as Clarencieux will explain. Calais, 26 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Mr. [Crom]well, councillor to the King's highness and master of his jewels.
26 Jan.
R. O.
78. Calais.
Account of wages of artificers, &c. engaged in the fortifications at Calais from 30 Dec. to 26 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII.
One clerk at 13d. gr. per diem ; two tilers "working with the tiler of the ordinary wages upon the ordnance houses and also upon the King's wardrobe within the town of Calais," at 10d. gr. per diem ; 3 laborers serving them at 6d. gr., and 7 at 5d. gr. ; 24 laborers at 6d. gr. "working upon the East Jutty, as removing the chalk and great stones out of the said jutty for the carpenters, setting in of great posts, binders, needles, anchors ;" 15 working on the seabanks, and 3 "digging of seaturf in the floo marke beyond Newnham bridge for the foresaid sea bank," also at 6d. gr. ; and 11 carters at 6d. gr. "carrying of sea turf and sea clay from the floo marke beyond Newnham bridge unto the seabanks between both sluices going from Calais to the said Newnham bridge."
"Empchons." 3 new bolts of iron for the King's great playte ship, weighing 20 lb., at 2d. per lb. ; of a 100 great spikes 6s. ; "2 pair of gemeuus for doors in the King's storehouse called the Armitage," 2s. ; locks, &c. for the doors of that and the King's bakehouse ; 5 pair of "gemuses" for the windows of the day watch-house at Guisnes Castle, weighing 10 lb. ; a great hanging lock for the middle drawbridge at Calais Castle, 2s. ; a great bolt for the wicket of the Bray gate ; bolts, staples, and hinges for doors in the King's carpentry ; an iron sledge for the carpenters to work with, 2s. ; 78 bolts of iron for mending the East Jutty and 3 hundred of spikes ; bolts, forelocks, and keys for a stone gin. To Bocham Bocket and his company "for cutting and making of 3,500 of burras in the King's wood named Collway for the seaworks at Calais, at 5d. gr. the 100." For 8,000 lath nails "occupied with the tilers" upon the ordnance and artillery houses ; 1,500 6d. nails for boarding the new house at Risebank, at 6d. gr. the 100 ; 4 doz. green maunds, 13s. 6d. ; 4 lb. of barows' grease, 18d. ; "a new pane of painted glass set in the payhouse in the King's exchequer, containing 5 foot at 12[d.] gr. the foot, 5s. gr." For taking down 2 panes of old glass in the Council chamber, and setting in new lead at 2d. gr. the foot, 3s. 1d. ; 2 panes of new glass, containing 18 feet, for the great tower of Rysebancke, 7s. 6d. ; 16 pieces of painted glass for stopping the chapel windows in Calais Castle ; 20 new "quarelles" of glass in the Council chamber, 1d. gr. each ; and 24 for the wardhouse at Rysebancke. Total, 72l. 19s. 1d. Signed : Edmund Howard.
Pp. 15.
[26 Jan.]
Vit. B. XIV. 89. B. M.
79. [Aug. De Augustinis] to Cromwell.
"Humillima commendatione [prmissa], ... copiose scripseri[m] ... attamen pro veter ... observantia prs ... ad Magnificentiam vestram scribere ... trimestrem gerente uteru[m] ... huic nostr contiguam, et ... mansiones parari jussit ad ... in ejus etiam gratiam a nobilibus hujus aul hastilud[ium] ... prparantur, in die proxim Purificationis Deipar celebr[andum ; de quo scribam] alias fusius, si mihi otium scribendi, et Magnificenti vestr legendi supererit.
"Csar adhuc ferme ad proximum mensem hic permanebit, ob non co[mmodam] navigandi tempestatem nisi mense Martio. Andreas Auria ... Neapoli terrestri itinere veniebat, jussu Csaris, ut classem c ... qu hodie existimatur esse Genu, per civitatem Lucensem Ger ...
"Cardinalis Tridentinus adhuc non discessit, cterum ab eo laboratur et ... Regis Joannis Ungari, ut compromissio illa in rege Po[loni] ... Georgio Saxoni prosequatur, (fn. 2) cui rei dilationem dedit post mi ... a Csare in Germaniam retentio mandati regis Joannis a rege R[omanorum] ... hac in re tota difficultas vertitur, si rex Turcarum hujuscemodi ... turam compositionem ratam voluerit, prodiit tamen hodie non ex infim ... [quadrime]stres inducias percussas mari terraque inter regem Turcarum et regem [Ungari ex una] parte, et Csarem et regem Romanorum ex alia parte, quod nescio p ... conveniat, nuncio superioribus diebus habito ex Constantinopoli, prout liter ex ... urbe testificantur ;Regem scilicet Turcarum Constantinopoli bellum indixisse ... Hic Magnificenti vestr recensere supersedeo horum Csarianorum jactabundos sermo[nes] ... Psophy illo rege Armenorum et Persarum magnam fiduciam, et ad ho[c] ... illius cum Csare arctissimum fdus : quo mihi jam videtur de Tu ... qu sane omnia ortum habuere a quodam Prancestre Anglo n[ato ?] ... qui missus a Csare ad Psophy prnominatum quadrienni ... Csari occurrit ex Germania, multa miranda dicens, et ... mis, et vivus post functam legationem, et post longissim ... sus est ... va potius fabul * itaque Magnificentiam vestram toto corde ... meas apud illam serenissimam Majestatem ... um, si illa voluerit, ... e xx. lib. st. termini ... Natalis Domini illud appellet ... multum perpendo, adeo omnium ... arbitror, (quemadmodum toties ad ... felicissime valeat Magnificentia vestra, cui suppli[co] ... Dat Bononi MDXXXII. [xxvj. die Janua (fn. 3) ]rii.
... sunt ex Ferraria reverendissimi Cardinales Grandimontis et Bituricensis, ubi commo ... biduum (ut aiunt) invisendi gratia Renatam ducem Carnutorum, Ciartres ... [v]ocat, filiam regis Ludovici xij. nuptam ducis Ferrariensis primogenito : de qua ... scire cupit Reverendissimus olim Eboracensis, tam magna in sui ruinam concepit ... uere de ... [p]osset, nescia mens hominum fati, sortisque futur."
Mutilated. Hol. Add. : "... Cromwell [sermi Regis Angli] consiliario meritissimo ... semper observandissimo." Endd. : ... tinis.
26 Jan.
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80. John, Abbot Of Peterborough, to Cromwell.
I have received your letter for granting a lease to John Rudde of our manor of Scottor, which I cannot do by reason of a promise made to a servant of Mr. Page three years ago, as I beg Rudde to inform you. He caused my lord of Wiltshire to write to me for the same farm a twelvemonth since. The promise of an honest man ought to be as sure as his seal. Let him move Mr. Page to stay his suit, and then I am discharged. If Mr. Page will release me of my promise, some other thing convenient shall be devised for his servant. Peterborough, 26 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Council. Sealed.
26 Jan.
R. O.
81. Roger Knyghte to Cromwell.
I have been in company with some of the most "worshipples" men of this shire of Salop. Amongst other things, we talked of the loan money given to the King. It was stated that 300 mks. were concealed from the King, of which I certify you, as I am the King's servant. Bridgenorth, the morrow after St. Paul's Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Council.
At the foot, in Cromwell's hand : "Item, to remembre to wryt hym a letter."
26 Jan.
R. O.
82. John [Stokesley], Bishop of London, to Cromwell.
As the King's surveyors have already granted to the bearer, my old friend, the farm of Greene Hampster in Gloucestershire, and the indentures are already sealed, and as it is commodious, being near his house, and he would suffer not only loss but reproach if he were now put from his rights, I beg you will be content that he should enjoy his grant. I trust to your favor and to justice not to promote any other, as it will seldom be my chance to aid him. The other suitor has a kinsman called Edw. Tyndale, brother to Tyndale the arch-heretic, under-receiver of the lordship of Berkeley, who daily promotes his kinsfolks to the King's farms. Fulham, 26 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the King's Privy Council. Endd. by Wriothesley.
27 Jan.
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83. John Bishop Of Exeter, and others, to Cromwell and Daunce.
We received of late a commission from you and others of the Council, to inquire in Raither Gwerthronyon, and Comotether, in the marches of Wales, of certain extortions and misdemeanors of officers there. The bearer, Jas. Vaughan, the King's old servant, has done very good service in preferring the King's interests, as Mr. Russell and Mr. Holte, then commissioners, can inform you, and we think no man more devoted. Ludlow, 27 Jan. Signed : John ExonWillm. ThomasRichard Hassall.
P. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Master Cromwell and Mr. Dance, two of the King's most honourable Council.

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84. Wales.
According to information presented to Sir J. Daunce, the King's general surveyor, by Ric. Jones and John ap Jevan ap Eigneon against the deputy steward, and lieutenant of Elwell, for embezzling the King's duties, a commission was directed to John bishop of Exeter to inquire into it, before whom 10 articles were proved, declaring that they had embezzled 150l. on fines, forfeits, heriots, &c. There are 40 more articles to be presented.
P. 1. Broadsheet. Endd.
27 Jan.
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85. Sir John Talbot to Cromwell.
I have received this day the King's letters, with a monition for certain gentlemen in Salop to appear before you, or send such sums of money as are nominated in the schedule, the day after the Feast of the Purification. This I will perform, though the letters came to me but lately. Two of the gentlemen, Thos. Scryven and Will. Leighton of Plasche, are dead. Albryghton, 27 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Privy Council.
27 Jan.
R. O.
86. Lawson to Cromwell.
Has received the King's commissions and Cromwell's letter. Waits at York for money to defray the King's charges. Will then go with all speed to the Borders. Desires him to be good and special friend to the abbot of St. Mary's, who is going up to the Parliament. It is necessary for him to be at York to receive the King's money due at Candlemas within the province. He has paid Lawson 5,000 mks. by the King's warrant, since the beginning of these wars. The remainder of his receipt is yet in his hands. York, 27 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Master Cromwell, Esquire, and of the King's most honorable Council.
27 Jan.
R. O.
87. John Bentley.
The confession of Sir John Bentley, vicar of Uppe-otery in Devonshire, against Harry Evesham of Ilbrueres, Somers., yeoman, before Sir Nich. Wadham, 27 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII.
That on the 21 Sept. 24 Hen. VIII., Evesham, with Jas. Notte and Ant. Wevyll, his son-in-law, lay in wait for the deponent at Northcottmore, between Honyngton and the house of the said Sir John at Uppeotery, and the said Harry took his mare by the bridle as he came from Honyngton, and bade him stand, saying he should speak with Mr. Notte ere he went. He answered, that he would do so with a good will, but he would speak with his master, Sir Will. Carewe, first. But they took him and set him on the said Harry's horse, binding his legs under the horse's belly, and brought him two miles on the road to London, whither they said they would bring him before the King's Council, having a special commandment from Mr. Cromwell. The said James then told Evesham that he should unbind him, as he was an old man, and set him on his own mare ; which was done. Jas. Notte then departed to his own house, and the other two brought Sir John that night, against his will, to Ilbrueres Park, 15 miles from where he was taken, and locked him in a chamber from Saturday night till Monday morning, when Evesham showed him that he should depart. Sir John would have ridden his own mare, but Evesham put him on a horse of his, binding his feet under the horse's belly, and carried him to Lamporte, three long miles. He then said to him, "Here ye have friends, and here ye may borrow money ; ye cannot stick for 20l. in this town. And if ye do go up without money ye are but cast away, for there ye shall surely lie in irons." Sir John said he could borrow none. At Lamporte Sir John's servant came to him, and, by consent of both parties, was sent back for his mare, which he brought to Sir John's house, but could not have her delivered. When Evesham and Sir John had taken their repast at Lamporte inn, and resumed their pretended journey towards London, the former would have bound Sir John's legs again under the horse's belly, but the honest men of the town, knowing Sir John's honesty, entreated them to the contrary ; yet Evesham persisted till John Glyster, one of the most honest men of Lamporte, offered to be bound for him. Being asked his pension of St. Decon's, he refused, and also to part with any money. Then he was told that if he knew how sore Master Cromwell was against priests, and how grievously he handled them, he would rather spend all the goods he had than come before him, for he was a man without any conscience against priests. And further, Harry said to him, "I am sorry for you, as the King has gone over, and Master Cromwell has gone before to provide for him ; so I must needs put you in prison till he returns." Being, therefore, in dread of coming before Cromwell, he promised Harry 40s., but could not recover his mare, which was worth 40s., and Harry sent him word by one Henley, of Uppe-otery parish, that he should have her again as he behaved himself. Signed.
Pp. 2.
[27 Jan.]
R. O.
88. John Johnson alias Antony to Allen Frognall.
Yesterday my lord Prior received your letter sent by Johnson of the palace, by which he sees that you have no direct answer as to his staying from this present Parliament. He begs you will resort to Mr. Cromwell, Mr. Bedell, and baron Halys to obtain information by Tuesday night of this matter, and to urge it as much as you can. If you cannot, he desires that you will have a boat to meet him on Thursday night at Gravesend. If he tarries at home until the Monday after Candlemas, convocation will begin the next day after ; which is too short time. He desires you to tell Mr. Cromwell of his coming. Recommend me to Mr. Cromwell, and if it had not been for such "wracckes" as have chanced on my lord Prior's grounds, of which I have the oversight, I should have seen him before this. Monday before Candlemas.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To his assured friend Alyn Frognall, servant unto my lord prior of Christchurch in Canterbury, be this delivered at London. Endd.
27 Jan.
Vienna Archives.
89. Chapuys to Charles V.
Three days ago received the Emperor's letters of the 27th ult., concerning the visit of the Emperor and the Pope to Bologna, and the exploit of the prince of Melphi. Communicated part of it to the duke of Norfolk, to be reported to the King, who was in the country. The Duke was pleased with the news, and thanked me for my good offices, saying they would be as agreeable to the King as to himself. I told him your Majesty was very desirous to preserve friendship, and had such confidence in the King that you would not conceal any of your affairs ; you were pleased to hear that the two Cardinals were coming to Italy at the King's instance, and had put off treating with the Pope until their arrival. Said this partly on account of their refusal to allow ambassadors at the interview at Calais, but chiefly because the French ambassador had said that your Majesty wished to settle everything before the Cardinals arrived, but the Pope refused. Norfolk praised your intention, and said the Cardinals had already arrived at Bologna, and were honourably received. He spoke of the sumptuousness of their train, and wondered how they could assemble so great a company in so short a time, as it was agreed by the Kings that they should only take 24 horses between them. When I tried to find out the cause of their mission, he excused himself as before by his illness, which prevented him from attending to business. He said he wished the Emperor had been at St. Omer at the same time, for then the interview would not have been without his presence. I replied, that I thought they did not want many witnesses, as they prevented ambassadors from coming. He said the reason of this was that the object was not to make treaties, but only enjoyment, and it was not worth while to give ambassadors the trouble of coming, but that the presence of your Majesty's would have been the cause of proposing many important matters. I suggested that, perhaps, the Cardinals had orders to put forward what the Kings had wished to treat with your Majesty, and, if it was feasible, they might remedy your Majesty's absence at the inverview. The Duke hoped this would happen, and said that though the Cardinals were good men, and privy councillors of the French king, they only knew the outside of affairs, and everything was in the hands of the Chancellor, Grand Master, and Admiral, all of whom he praised, but especially the Admiral. The Grand Master he liked least of the three.
On my asking about Scotch affairs, he said the Scotch king was anxious for peace, but the terms were rather against his master's honor. The French king at Calais was very urgent for peace, and the Scotch king wrote daily the most courteous letters, but his acts did not agree therewith. The universal pride of the Scotch, and the young and bad councillors of the King, whom he named, will endanger the kingdom ; but if the war lasts till Midsummer, their pride will be put down, and they will be so bridled that they will not attack in future. He would be sorry for this, as the King is nephew of the king of England, and on account of his friendship with persons there. Notwithstanding the war, a present of eight dirks (pugnard) has been sent thence to him. He showed them to me, and gave me half. Though he had formerly liked war, he said he now hated it, and wished for nothing but peace, not only with Scotland, but universal. He would give one of his hands for the old friendship between the King and your Majesty. Said to him that formerly he did not hold with your Majesty. He said that then he only held with the Pope, who, for fear of your Majesty and the exaltation of his relations, would not do his duty in this affair. "Les beau beau" which the Pope makes to your Majesty must not be attributed to goodwill, but only to fear.
Asked the Duke if it was true that the King had sent to Germany for Philip Melanchthon, Simon Grynus, and other Lutherans. He said he knew nothing about it, and the King would not communicate such matters to him, knowing his hatred to the sect. Six months ago the King had shown him a letter from a German prince, a relative of the King's, saying that Melanchthon wished to go to England, and asking the King to treat him well, which might result in his return to the Catholic faith. He thought the King should not let him come, as jealousy, heresy, and frenzy were incurable diseases. Perhaps the King has not told the Duke anything about it ; but I know that Paget, who went last year to Melanchthon and the other Lutheran doctors, has written, by the King's order, pressing them to come. Some say they are asked to come to oppose the Queen ; others, for the reformation of the Church, especially in taking away temporal goods.
The Duke said nothing else about Rome, nor about the brief which has been executed there, of which the King has been already informed. In conclusion, he spoke again of the great good which would result from the union of the Emperor with the King. Acknowledged all that he said, and added several benefits which would spring from this union. Did this in order to show the folly of giving up these advantages for such a slight reason and for a fancy (une affection), to say nothing of the scandal to Christendom and the authority of the Church. If this union were accomplished, there would be no cause of offence left among Christian princes, except the Vayvode, who was not of much consequence. He replied that he left the right or wrong of the King's desire to the doctors, for he knew nothing about it, and would not read any books on the subject, however the King pressed him. As to there being no cause of offence left between the Princes, he said he did not know,implying that France would still grumble ; and shortly after he assured me that the Vayvode would get no help from England, which he could not promise for the others. After this conversation he took me into his inner room (riere chambre), and showed me certain books and other things. On leaving he gave me the dirks, of which I spoke before, and accompanied me not only out of the chamber but to my barge. Besides a thousand other civilities he begged me to allow him to do for me, not pleasure, but, as he said, service. Though this is unimportant, it is unusual, and shows some affection for your Majesty.
Dr. Cremmer, late ambassador with your Majesty, had not been here a week, before the King, to the great astonishment of everybody, promoted him to the archbishopric of Canterbury. One of the causes of the general surprise is, that the King usually leaves benefices vacant for a year for the sake of the revenues, which then belong to him, and this archbishopric has not yet been vacant four months. Besides, the King has advanced the money for the expedition of the bulls, so as to have no delay. It is suspected that the object of this haste is, that the Archbishop, as Legate of the kingdom, may authorize the new marriage in this Parliament, judging this divorce necessary.
It is reported that he, being taken for a Lutheran, will renounce all the temporalities of his benefice to the King, which is a good way of forcing the rest to do the same. In spite of the prohibition of the last Parliament that only the tenth part of the previous sums should be paid as annates to Rome, the King has ordered the entire payment as usual. Many think there is some secret intelligence between the King and the Pope. I know he thinks he has nearly gained his Holiness, or, at least, he gives those of his chamber to understand so. Two days ago he said the Pope had told your Majesty plainly that he had delayed remitting the decision here out of regard for you, but he could no longer refuse justice. I do not know whether he makes up such stories to please the Lady, or whether his ambassadors feed him with such sweetmeats, but it is far from likely.
I do not think much notice will be taken here of the brief for the removal of the Lady, of which May and Ortis have informed me, as it is neither precise, nor is it the excommunication threatened by the first (reaggravatoire du premier) granted at Bologna. They will hope that the Pope will give a secret relaxation of this as he did of the other.
It seems that as the process is rife for referring the sentence, this is done only to satisfy your Majesty. The Pope might have given sentence, but has preferred to decree this brief, so that he can revoke it at his pleasure, which would not be the case with the sentence. This he continually defers so as keep your Majesty and the King in subjection and uneasiness (garboille). The King has often said that, considering the friendship between your Majesty and the Pope, he would have been condemned 100 times if he had been in the wrong, and that, notwithstanding that he is in the right, friendship for and fear of your Majesty makes the Pope do many things.
Unless his presumption and hope is taken away by the sentence, he will care little for anything else. Since writing the above, your Majesty's letters of the 5th have arrived. I have consulted with the Nuncio about the best means of bringing the matter to pass (rendre la matiere). Cannot find out who has proposed the affair to the Nuncio, but I hope to do so shortly. London, 27 Jan. 153[3].
P.S.Since writing the above, the courier has been delayed, and the Nuncio has spoken to "son home," whom he has not yet made known to me. From what he says, the said man at the beginning changed his tune, demanding that not only the trial of the case but the definitive [sentence] should be delegated away from Rome. Now he has returned to his former footing, to remit the definitive to the Pope, though he asked for eight days in which to give an answer,I suppose, in the hope of having news from the Cardinals. He considers Cambray as imperial and not neutral, and wishes the place to be in the power of the king of France, whom he considers neutral. They wish also to have neutral judges, and I think they will accept none but French. Nothing has been said about the condition of obeying and observing the brief, and it does not seem necessary until the answer is given. As I have only just heard of all this, I have not informed the Queen, which I will do to morrow, 29 [Jan.]
I fear that this overture is only to cause delay, and to break the shock of the sentence, which they see is imminent. The King and the Lady's relatives apparently care for nothing but gaining time and continuing this life. There are two disadvantages in this proposal. One is, that if the King wishes to "calumpnier," he may make the affair immortal. Some reasonable time should, therefore, be assigned to the commissaries. The other is, that the deputies may, perhaps, annul the examination of witnesses for the Queen. This would be an almost irreparable injury, and must be expressly reserved. The 29th.
Fr. From a modern copy.

[Cal. E. I. II.?] 112. B. M.
90. Francis I. to Henry VIII.
Being on this frontier and so near Henry, despatches to him the bailly of Troyes, his maitre d'hotel, with his compliments, and to tell him certain things which the perfect friendship between them requires to be declared.
Hol. Fr. Mutilated. p. 1. Add.
27 Jan.
Camusat. Meslanges Historiques. Lettres de Fras. I., 4.
91. Francis I.
Instructions to the bailly of Troyes, his ambassador to Hen. VIII. He is to say that on the 20th Francis received letters from the cardinals of Tournon and Grammont, dated Bologna the 14th, concerning their good reception. Many points already almost conceded by the Pope have been set back, and rendered more difficult than before ; his Holiness taking heart, and speaking with less fear of the Emperor. They have obtained the concession of the meeting between the Pope and Francis, but the Pope desires it to be kept secret, as the Emperor knowing of it would delay his return to Spain. The Pope hopes that at the meeting he will be able to advise some good mean in Henry's affair. He spoke of the league which is now being negociated in Italy, and thought that Francis ought to consent to it, and that, if the comprehension of the Genoese did not injure him, none of the other articles would do so. He desired Francis to pass over at present what the Genoese had done, without making war on them, and to make his Holiness arbitrator. He desired prompt answer, considering the importunity of the Emperor through his people and servants for the conclusion of the said league ; and the Cardinals urged Francis to answer at once, without previously advertising Henry, the English ambassadors being of the same opinion. Francis accordingly answered that he thought the meeting should take place at the end of May next, and should be kept secret ; that the Cardinals should spread a rumour that, as soon as the Emperor shall have embarked for Spain, they are charged to return to Francis ; that they should follow the Pope wherever he goes ; that as Francis has not been invited [to join] the proposed league, nor to [interfere] in the other affairs of Italy, he leaves it to the Pope to conclude it or not, but thinks he will do nothing which will prevent him keeping what he has promised the two Kings concerning the marriage of his niece with the duke of Orleans, and other matters ; for if Francis consented to the league, although at liberty, it would be conceding what he never freely agreed to during the captivity of himself and his children. That more than two years ago the Emperor endeavoured to persuade him to adjust his quarrels with the Genoese, but he never would do so ; yet, out of respect for his Holiness, he will pass them over till the end of May.
The Bailly is to state that the Emperor does his utmost to persuade the Princes to enter the league, with the comprehension of the Genoese, and has contrived to send the duke of Urbin to persuade Venice to agree, but the Signory will observe the treaties made at Bologna, and excuses herself on account of the Turk, who, if she entered the league with the Genoese, would attack her, because Andrew Doria is of that nation. The Emperor has pressed the Pope to conclude the marriage of the duchess of Urbin, his niece, with the duke of Bar, but the Pope answered that the matter was already arranged with Francis for the duke of Orleans. The Emperor is greatly desirous of returning to Spain, which it is said he will do as soon as Andrew Doria arrives with his galleys at Genoa. The Imperialists are practising to make a captain general in Italy, and most of them demand Anthony de Leve ; especially the duke of Milan, who says that the marquis of Gouasto is "trop large et habandonn despendre." Ennet (Anet?), 27 Jan. 1532. Signed by Francis ; countersigned by Breton.

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92. Card. Tournon to Francis I.
The Pope is determined to conduct the affair of the king of England, when he meets you, so dexterously that no harm will be done to him, though his Holiness must use certain forms to show that he is not partial. He will, however, do all in his power for the King, for your sake. He requests you to let the King know it discreetly. I feel sure that the Pope will comply with your request.
28 Jan.
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93. William Parr to Cromwell.
I beg you to excuse me for having so long delayed your request for the feefarm of Malmesbury by reason of my mother's will, who disposed of it ; but, considering how hot you are set upon it, I am content to part with it to you, begging that you will suffer Thos. Pekeryng to have the occupation of it till Michaelmas next. Give credence to my uncle Will. Parre in this and other matters. Stanstede, 28 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Of the Council.
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94. Ro. Lord to Cromwell.
Thanks him for the promise of a farm late belonging to the monastery of Christ's Church, London, which, being in Cromwell's hands, was solicited for him by his "old master and founder," Mr. Daunce, who brought him up. Is not able to do service as formerly by reason of sickness and illtreatment. Took first a cold at Calais when he was one of the commissioners of the ships for conveying my lord Cardinal over, whose soul God pardon, who promised divers times to recompense him, and doubtless would have done it if God had prospered him. Would like to have in farm the lordship of Broughhynge in Hertfordshire, or else two of the other small farms of the monastery, as Mylkeley and Brykholt, or Canon Halle and Bromesfeld. Hopes, through Cromwell's good report, the King will be favorable to him, "being half a lame man that hath served the noble King his father," and also himself all his days under Mr. Daunce, and of late both in the North parts, Calais, and elsewhere, as my lord of Norfolk can tell, under whom he was as clerk of the wars. Had great charges in the North while his Grace was the King's lieutenant there, and had never reward or fee except one poor office, "which I bought to my great pain, and of no great value." Lacks a special friend to speak for him. No man ever sustained loss through him, though he has had in his charge under Daunce and Mr. Magnus above 800,000l. ; "which true service, methinketh, required to have had some poor living or recompense on their behalf." Sends by the bearer a token, which he beseeches Cromwell to wear on his account, to have him in favorable remembrance. Wishes it were worth 1,000l. From my poor house, 28 Jan.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. : Master Cromwell, one of the King's honorable Council.
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95. John [Stokesley], Bishop of London, to Cromwell.
I beg you will not be displeased at my returning to my last suit to you in behalf of Ric. Griffen, to whom Sir John Dauncy granted the farm of Grene Hampster before you sent to him for it, which was published to divers as done at my suit, here where it lies, to my great reproach. If, magre my head, Edw. Tyndale should put my servant from that grant, my friends would think that he had more influence with you than I, which I trust you would be loth should be. I beg you will allow Dauncy to perform his grant to me, and this bringer shall deliver you 20 nobles. London, 29 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the King's Privy Council. Endd. by Wriothesley.
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96. The Subchanter and Vicars Choral Of Lichfield to Cromwell.
Whereas it has pleased you to write to this poor Company of Vicars Choral to desist from their suit in the Arches against Mr. Verney and others, and submit it to the hearing of friends : we thank you. But as the parties, when the cause might have been so decided more easily, made no such proposal, but have continued their forged delays and unjust vexation, and the suit is now at issue, it may please you to let the law take its course as a perpetual memorial of our right. As to the question of costs, we are willing to abide by any order of friends chosen by both parties. Lichfield, 29 Jan.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Council.
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97. Will. Adon to Cromwell.
The writer, who describes himself as a poor and despised young man, appeals to Cromwell's mercy, extolling his wisdom, eloquence, and grace of person, in a lengthy Latin preamble, and then states his case in English. He had lost at mumchance during the Christmas holidays 2s., "whereof two groats were lead," and, being greatly in debt, delivered them to a justice of peace for his discharge. Nevertheless, his enemies, wishing to put him out of his office, had his apparel seized when he left the town, and he himself was sent to prison on a charge of having coined the leaden groats. Describes buying a pound of old pewter before Christmas, and melting it in a borrowed pan, with the view of casting a rose and garnishing it with round glass "made to the fashion of a pearl," for a token. Never had instruments of coining. 29 Jan.
Wrote to him more plainly on the 14th Jan.
Pp. 2. Add. : To his right worshipful good master, Mr. Cromwell, in London.
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98. Sir Anthony Wylughby to Cromwell.
I have received your letter of the 25th Jan. I shall follow your counsel, desiring that you will not be displeased that I did not write to you when I last sent my servant. I was in such pain with the gout that I could not. I am now better, and trust to be in London on Wednesday after the Purification. All such promises as I have made you I will truly perform and keep with the largest. Brodmerston, 30 Jan. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Right worshipful. Endd.
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99. R. Hylls to Cromwell.
I beg you will pardon me, "so vyly an abjecte of the world," for writing to you. My father and mother live on London Bridge, and I was apprenticed to a good merchant called Nich. Cossyn, at the sign of the Anchor on London Bridge. It pleased God to give me some knowledge of his Son Jesus Christ ; and on one Sunday afternoon when I was idle I thought I would go about some good thing, to keep me from idleness ; and, as a young man once asked me to show him my mind on that part of St. James' Epistle, how Abraham was justified by works, I made this treatise which I have sent you, all in my own hand. My master sent me over, six days before Christmas, to be made free in Flanders, when I heard that the bishop of London had my treatise in his hands,which my master confirmed, and as he was loth "to forsake my service," he wept and exhorted me to revoke, and got another merchant to examine me. They asked me if I thought that I was wiser than all other men? I replied, I counted myself altogether naught, and desired to conform my wit to Scripture. They continued this course, calling me "opynatyffe ;" and I replying that I hoped God would not allow me to dishonor his truth. Gives a further account of a similar conversation. In conclusion my master said he would not, for 100l., help me with one penny, for fear of the Bishop. I am now going to Paris, and my master hopes that I shall return again from Christ, and then be his servant. But he must miss of his purpose. None would take me into their service for fear of the Bishop. I therefore desire to serve some merchant out of England. My master would gladly employ me in France. The man who brought this over did not give me two hours' warning. If my father and mother would labor for me, I pray you show them your favor. Roone, 31 Jan. 1532.
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100. Elizabeth Hylles to [Cromwell].
I beg you will remember my poor son, Ric. Hilles, who sent you a letter from Roone, and send for his master Cossyn, who dwells on London Bridge, of the fellowship of Merchant Tailors. He stands in much more fear than I trust he needs of retaining him. I wish my son to serve him or some other of the same craft, that he may keep his term and not lose his freedom. He has no help where he is now, and goes from town to town without succour.
31 Jan.
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101. Boner to Benet.
On leaving Bologna on the 8th, had no stop till he came to Lyons and again at Paris, by reason of Wallop. Had a very bad passage. Arrived at Rye, and thence to Westminster, and had an interview with the King on the 25th. If the Pope could gratify the King, he will do all that he can to please his Holiness. If not, the Pope will be in great danger here As my lord elect of Canterbury, Dr. Cranmer, a man of singular good learning, virtue, and all good parts, sends his bulls, it would be advisable that he should be gently handled in the charges, and especially the annates otherwise the matter of the annates, which is now only stayed by the King's goodness, will be determined to the disadvantage of the court of Rome They are to use all their efforts that the King's matter be committed to England ; and the King thinks that if it be skilfully handled, it may be accomplished. Has great reason for urging this, as divers things are now taken in hand "beyond your expectation and mine."
As the cause simply stands upon the question whether the Queen were cognita or not cognita, there is greater reason for the judgment to be given in England ; but there must come more, and of other sort than has yet come, from the court of Rome, if the King is to be satisfied, though it appeared otherwise to you and to me. They must do their best, and use all celerity, for many things hang upon it. "I know well ye will marvel at these letters, and, beside that, look for some resolute answer from the King," which I have not yet been able to obtain. The King desires to hear from the Pope what he will do for him, and an answer to the letter he sent him. Though I have been but little time here, I have seen many things I never saw before, and have learned that the Queen was cognita, by the treaty concluded betwixt her father and Henry VII. I understand from Gregory's letter of the 26th that all the divines conclude against the Pope ; and though canonists hold that he may dispense, it is only in cases of extremity, and not in such a case as this.
Gives various quotations from the treaty, &c. on this point. Is surprised that the remissorials were not sent to England.
Desires his remembrance to Bianchet, their host. Greenwich, ult. Jan. 1532.
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102. Henry VIII. to his Ambassadors at Rome.
Understands, not only by the report of Dr. Bonner, but by certain instructions delivered to the same by Sir Gregory de Cassalis, containing certain overtures made by the Pope, [corrected in the King's hand, "but also by certain letters written by Sir Gregory afore the despatch of Dr. Bonner upon the lively communications had by the Pope to the Emperor in justification and favor of our cause,"] that his Holiness, savouring the justice of Henry's cause, now shows himself willing to consent to the following terms, which Sir Gregory has also sent by way of instructions to Bonner ; viz., if the King will send a mandate for the remission of the cause to an indifferent place, he will send thither a legate and two auditors, reserving judgment to himself, or, if the King agrees to it, inducing the French king also to accept a general truce for three or four years, to indict a General Council to which the cause would be remitted by the Pope. These proposals have been also set forth by the Pope's nuncio here, and in a letter to him, as if they had been asked of his Holiness by Sir Gregory in the King's name, and agreed to by the Pope for his satisfaction, although the King never gave Sir Gregory any commission to that effect, but quite to the contrary. Nevertheless, from Bonner's report, and the behaviour of the Pope's ambassador, the King has better hope than he has had hitherto that the Pope, pondering the justice of his cause, will endeavour to put him in quietness. You are therefore discreetly to tell his Holiness we take these overtures in good part, and thank him for them, trusting that his Holiness, considering the King's past benefits to the Holy See, conferred without any desire for favor, but only justice at his hands, will now, in discharge of his duty to God, put away all delays, and help to bring the King's cause to a more speedy conclusion than those overtures do purport. (fn. 5)
As to the general truce, although the King is naturally much inclined to it, two things compel him to withhold his consent : (1) that, being troubled in conscience, and his realm greatly perplexed thereby, he cannot suddenly resolve to renew peace with others till he can obtain sincere peace in his own heart, which his Holiness may soon confer upon him, as it is "only will and unkind stubbornness, with oblivion of former kindness, which be occasions of the let of the speedy finishing of our cause" : (2) that, being united in an indissoluble amity with the French king, he cannot consent to such a thing without the knowledge and assent of him and other confederates. Nevertheless, if his Holiness think the King can do him any service in this matter, Henry will, on its being notified to him, do all that may stand with his honor, if the Pope show "correspondence of kindness" in the King's just cause.
As to a General Council, although the King sees many reasons to think it necessary at this time, and has no doubt that his cause, if referred to it, would soon be determined according to his wish, yet, being now in good hope that the Pope, seeing its justice, will either admit the excusatory, or remit both the knowledge of the fact and the final decision into this realm where it was begun, according to the old sanctions of General Councils and divers of his predecessors' assents, "and as he himself confesseth in his commission given unto the Cardinal for this purpose," he therefore suspends his consent to it upon two respects : (1) that it must depend on the consent of his said good brother and other confederates, neither of them being at liberty to consent to such an act by himself ; and (2) that in the present state of the world "the Emperor is in manner compelled by the importunity of the Germans and the Lutheran sect to cause the Pope to indict the said Council," and the Pope knows how the said Germans feel towards him and the Holy See.
As to the sending of a mandate to require that the cause might be heard in an indifferent place, they are to say that, considering the Pope's toward mind to the speedy finishing of his cause, the King, if he were a private person, would nothing mistrust to consent to the said overtures, but it would be contrary to General Councils, and to the liberty and jurisdiction of all princes, especially to the royal prerogative and privileges of this realm, within which, by ancient law and custom, all causes of matrimony there begun and solemnized ought, when called in question, to be discussed and decided by the English Church. The King also is bound by his coronation oath both to observe the General Councils and to maintain the ancient laws of the realm ; so that, without express consent of the realm, he could not suddenly consent to submit himself to any foreign jurisdiction. Moreover they may say that neither the King nor his realm have hitherto given the Pope any occasion to violate the immunities of the latter, or to bring them into dispute ; whereby the King might be compelled, in defence of them, to declare many things, peradventure unknown, injurious to the Papal dignity, which he would only do upon compulsion. Further, even by the Pope's own law, the King being a common person is not bound in re ardua, as this is to appear in his court ; and not being bound to appear, he is not bound to send a proctor ; so that even his own law shows this matter ought not to be determined by his court, but by the Church of England.
These reasons, the King trusts, will satisfy the Pope that the King cannot consent to his request to send a mandate, or have the cause determined elsewhere than in England ; for even if the King were inclined to do it, he could not without the assent of Parliament, which would never agree to it. Nevertheless, the King takes the Pope's offer in very good part as an evidence of his desire to gratify him. But you must show the Pope that Gregory had no commission to that effect, but rather the contrary ; and say that we are sorry the overture was not more reasonable or consonant to our honor.
Further, we understand by letters lately sent by the said Sir Gregory that the Pope said it was conceded by the lawyers opposed to us, that the Pope in our case may not dispense without an urgent cause,an opinion which his Holiness thinks more calculated to advance our matter than the general opinion of the divines on our side, that the Pope cannot dispense at all. The Emperor alleges that at the time of the dispensation there was extreme war between the King's father and king Ferdinand, to pacify which the dispensation was obtained, This looks like an urgent cause ; but it is not true ; and to satisfy his Holiness both on this point and as to the doubt whether the Queen were cognita by prince Arthur, or no, you are to show him that in the league between Henry VII. and Ferdinand, sealed and signed by Ferdinand and Isabella, the two Princes are declared to be more firmly united in friendship than any other princes in Christendom ; and the only cause assigned for the marriage is for the augmentation of their amity, and for the virtuous modesty and other qualities of the Queen. It is also declared in two places in the said league that the marriage between prince Arthur and her was solemnized and perfectly consummated ; and this fact is further attested by the depositions of a great number of noble and honorable personages, who have been examined thereupon. We send an authentic transumpt of the league to show his Holiness.
Finally, you are to show that on the success of this our cause depends the surety of our succession, and the tranquillity of all our realm ; and that if it be protracted many dangers are likely to ensue, which the King is bound to look to. It is therefore more reasonable that the cause should be determined by those to whose damage or commodity the success of it may ensue, and not by his Holiness, who can have no certain knowledge of the state of the same. But if his Holiness will remit the final hearing of it to the English Church, and ratify their sentence, he shall have of the King and his people Christian obedience, and allay the disturbance of Christendom.
They are to inform the King what towardness they find in the Pope in this behalf ; and are not to declare this as the King's resolute answer ; but on further overtures, the King will endeavor to satisfy his Holiness if he earnestly will apply himself to the acceleration of the end of the cause.
Draft, with corrections and additions in the King's own hand, pp. 26. Endd. by Tunstall (?) "A minute off a lettre ;"to which is added, in a later hand, "Sent by the Kinge to his Embassador at Rome."
Vit. B. XIII. 228. B. M. 2. Modern copy of the preceding, with a few slight variations, showing that it was derived from a different source. Headed inaccurately : "Instruckecion given to Sir Thomas Elliotte, being sent to the Pope towching the devorce."
Mutilated, pp. 10.
Harl. 283, f. 102 b. B. M. 3. Another modern copy, headed like the preceding.
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103. Edmund Boner to Cromwell.
Sends him four Parmesan cheeses, which he himself brought from Parma. From my chamber, this morning.
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104. Harry Isam to Cromwell.
I [showed] your letter to Master Not to take the pr[iest]. He showed it to Sir Wm. Carro, who [was] the priest's friend, and desired him that he would [not] meddle with him at that time. The next day the priest was carried away to Thos. Carrose's house, and thence to Master Haydon's, so that I and three men with me could not meet with him, from Whitsunday till the King went over sea. I then took him within three miles of his house, riding on a mare. He desired me to lend him a nag, and he put his mare on the common. She strayed into a pasture of Richard Philips, called Soke, and has been there ever since, till within the last fortnight. She shall be at your command.
I brought the priest within 60 miles of this town, when I heard that you had gone with the King. He offered me 10l. towards my cost, if I would tell no man of it, nor let Master Carro know of it. I took the 10l. for costs and charges, taking a bond for his appearance before your mastership, which I have lost. I dare not arrest him without your further commandment. Let me have your authority for this. They have taken out a latitat against me, and turned my lord Dabyne against me.
Please be good master to me.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. at the head : To the right worshipful Master Cromwell, knight.
Jan./Grants. 105. Grants in January 1533.
1. Will. Baker of Newport Panyell, Bucks, miller. Pardon for having broken into the house of Nich. Barnewell at Hanslap, Bucks, assaulted and beaten the said Nicholas, and robbed him of money. Greenwich, 3 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Jan.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 30.
2. Rob. Donnyngton, soldier of Calais. Grant of the reversion "of kepyng the plays of hand oute and keyles" without the Lantern Gate, Calais, on the next vacancy. Addressed to Lord Berners, deputy of Calais, lord Edm. Haward, comptroller there, and all other officers. Greenwich, 3 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Jan. P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 15.
3. Elisisius Lecestre, clk. Grant of the mastership or fellowship in the collegiate church of Wyngham, void by the death of John Stodard, and at the King's disposal by reason of the voidance of the archbishopric of Canterbury. Greenwich, 4 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Hoggeston, 5 Jan. P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 33.
4. Thos. Lee and John Borough. Grant, in survivorship, of the office of gunner in the Tower of London, vice John Hartley, deceased, with fees of 6d. a day. Greenwich, 22 Dec. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Hogdesdon, 9 Jan.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 33.
5. Ric. Coren, S.T.P. Presentation as in vol. v. No. 1693 (7). Enrolment dated 9 Jan.
6. Reyner Wolffe, a native of Dretunhe (?) in Gelderland. Denization. Greenwich, 2 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Jan. P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 31.
7. Roger Horton of London, alias of Westminster, one of the keepers of the gaol of Newgate, London. Pardon for having, 17 Aug. 22 Hen. VIII., entertained and abetted Geo. Hopye, Humphrey West alias Weston, and James Michell of London, yeomen, knowing them to have that day broken and entered the parish ch. of St. Dunstan, Stepenhith, Middx., and carried off certain articles belonging to the parishioners, in the custody of John Clyfton and Hugh Thomson, churchwardens ; and also for having, along with Ric. Worley of London, clk., 1 Feb. 21 Hen. VIII., broken and entered the house of Thomas, abbot of the monastery of St. Mary, Abendon, Berks, and taken away 100l. belonging to John Awdelett. Westm., 11 Jan.Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 10.
8. Hen. Coke of London, yeoman. Pardon for having killed Rob. Reve at Wormeley, Herts, 14 July 22 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 3 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 11 Jan.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 24.
9. Ric. Ambrose. To be one of the King's gunners in the Tower of London, with fees of 8d. a day ; on surrender of pat. 1 Dec. 18 Hen. VIII., granting the same to James Nedham. Greenwich, 26 Dec. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Jan.P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 27.
10. To the men of St. Owen's, Rouen. Inspeximus and confirmation of patent 8 Nov. 2 Hen. VIII., inspecting and confirming pat. 12 May 12 Hen. VI., inspecting and confirming (by the advice of Parliament 1 Hen. VI.) pat. 11 May 4 Hen. V., inspecting and confirming a charter of Hen. I., granting exemption from toll to the ship (navis, sing.), men and things of St. Owen, Rouen. Hoggeston, 14 Jan.Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 32.
11. Sir Barth. Dyllon. To be Chief Justice of the King's Bench in Ireland, vice Patrick Bermyngham, deceased ; with the same fees as the said Patrick enjoyed out of the customs of the city of Dublin and the town of Drogheda. Greenwich, 13 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Hoggeston, 15 Jan. P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 31.
12. Mons. de Montpesat, ambassador of the French King. Licence to leave the realm, with his servants, &c. Greenwich, 15 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII.S.B.
13. Thos. Crumwell, the King's servant and councillor, and Gregory Crumwell his son. Next presentation to the parish church of Collome, in the marches of Calais, co. Guisnes. Del. Westm., 17 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. S.B. Enrolled in 25th year, p. 1, m. 44.
14. Hugh Haglun of London, capper, a native of Normandy. Denization. Greenwich, 9 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Jan.P.S.
15. Rob. Collier, of the parish of St. Giles, Oxford. Pardon for having killed John Ferroe of Halifax, Yorks., yeoman, on the highway between Oxford and Kidlington, on the 16th July 24 Hen. VIII. Greenwich, 13 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Jan. P.S.
16. Thos. Cusake of Konsington. To be chancellor of the Green Wax in Ireland, in as full manner as Patrick Bremegham held the office. Greenwich, 17 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Jan.P.S.
17. Sir John Fulford. Grant of 1,000 acres of land, pasture and wood, in the manor of Bushamzele, in the parish of Dittesham, in co. Devon, and licence to enclose the same as a park ; with free warren, &c. Greenwich, 14 Nov. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 21 Jan.P.S.
18. Hen. Atkinson. Licence to go beyond the sea, with one person in his company, and two horses, baggage, &c. Greenwich, 17 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Hoggeston, 21 Jan.P.S.
19. James Lore of Marke Lane, London, tailor, a native of Scotland. Denization. Greenwich, 12 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Jan.P.S.
20. Wm. Barton and Ric. Williams of Kyngesbery, Midd., yeomen. Reversal of outlawry. Indicted of trespass against the Crown in the King's Bench ; they surrendered to the Marshalsea prison, as certified by Sir John Fytzjames, C.J. Westm., 23 Jan. Pat. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3.
21. Wm. Braban. Licence to have a prebend or dignity within any monastery or cathedral in England along with another benefice, notwithstanding the Act of 21 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. S.B. Endorsed : Apud Grenewiche iiio die Februarii, anno R.R. H. VIII. xxiiiito. Per Wrosthesley.
22. Sir John Gage of Westfyrles, Sussex. Discharge of a recognizance, dated 29 Jan. 19 Hen. VIII., wherein he and others stand bound to the King. Greenwich, 28 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII.S.B. Add. : To John Tayler, master of the Rolls.
23. Sir Francis Brian. Wardship of Thomas, brother and heir of Rob. Tirringham, with an annuity of 20l. from his manors of Tirringham, Clapthorn, Tithmarsshe, and Hatton, and from his lands in Croueley and Farndiche, in cos. Bucks, Beds, Linc., and Northt. Del. Westm., 28 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. S.B.
24. Thos. Derbye, clerk of the Signet. To be clerk of the Council, with the fee ot 20l. a year, as Ric. Eden or Belous held the same. Greenwich, 28 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del., Westm. 29 Jan.P.S.
25. Sir Rob. Norwiche, C.J. of the Common Pleas, Sir John Gage, Sir John Spelman, one of the justices of the King's Bench, Christopher Hales, Thos. Armorer, and John Colbecke. Licence to impark 600 acres of land, meadow, pasture and wood, in Esseborne and Midhurst, Sussex, to be called the park of Cowdry, to have free warren and fishery within the same, and to build fortifications therein.S.B. (Date illegible.) Pat. Westm., 30 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 3.
26. Reginald Bainbrigg, B.D. Licence to sue to the court of Rome for a dispensation of non-residence or plurality. Greenwich, 29 Jan. 24 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 Jan.P.S.

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106. Robert Acton to Cromwell.
Has not been well since he came beyond sea, "but as your mastership did see me at Calais, and many times much worse." Begs, therefore, his forbearance, if possible, till he is able to ride ; but if Cromwell insists on his coming to the Parliament, will do so, even at the risk of his life. Begs him to remember his request at Calais. Owes a great sum both to Cromwell and others. The bearer will wait on Cromwell to pay him.
P. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Master Cromwell, one of the King's most hon. Council. Endd.


  • 1. This entry immediately follows No. 1295, in vol. v.
  • 2. "Perficiatur" is written above this word, but it is not struck out.
  • 3. Supplied from modern marginal note.
  • 4. Printed by Burnet from the Rymer Transcripts now in B. M.
  • 5. Here occurs a letter B., referring to some intended insertion.