Henry VIII: August 1533, 21-31

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

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August 1533, 21-31

21 Aug.
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1009. John Lord Husey to Cromwell.
I thank you for your kindness ; advertising you that on the King's command and your letter that Mrs. Francis Elmer should have the custody of the Princess's jewels, I spake with my lady governess to have an inventory made, and the jewels delivered as the King desired. On calling for an inventory, to charge her that had the custody of them and her executors, none could be found. The most that I could get my said Lady to do was to bring forth the jewels and set my hand to the inventory she had made. But she will not deliver the jewels to Mrs. Francis unless you obtain the King's letters to her in that behalf. Would to God that the King and you did know what I have had to do here of late. Beaulieu, 21 Aug.
P. 1. Add. : Of the Council.
21 Aug.
R. O. St. P. VII.498.
1010. Haukins to Cromwell.
He will understand the result of his labours by his letter to the King. Has done what he could, but the men here are immovable. Begs the continuance of his favor to Augustin. Almunia, 21 Aug. 1533.
Hol. Add.
21 Aug.
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1011. Rowland Lee to Cromwell.
All here are in good health. Yesterday Gregory and I killed a great buck at Lopham, where he shot a buck and doe at his pleasure, "but the skins were so hard that the flesh would not be hurt." The bearer informs me that Mr. Treasurer, to whom you wrote, and to my lord dean of York, for Mr. Maxwell to be sub-treasurer, is content to satisfy you, but the Dean alleges a previous promise. I have given your thanks to Mr. Treasurer, and made further request to the Dean. Yesternight I received letters from Mr. Thomson of Lichfield, which I send you. And as the billet at the foot of my lord of Norfolk's letter is not in your hand, I intend to be with you about Holyrood Day. Please send your mind to Mr. Richemond. Bromehill, 21 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To his entire friend Mr. Thomas Crumwell.
21 Aug.
Otho, E. IX. 26. B. M.
1012. Sir Edward Guldeford to Cromwell.
* "Xo XX ... which was detained ... the same Lubykes with him at their ... of Rye, were brought unto my house at W ... two Hispayngyardes which were sent unto m ... ... other Englishmen were there with me claimy[ng] ... to be taken by them. And there before me I c ... Hispayngyardes and Englishmen to see what they ... the said captains, which was not denied, but ... goods they have. And one fishmonger of Lo[ndon] ... made unto him at Rye of all his goods save X. b ... for recompense whereof to be made by the Stylyarde ... wrote to the Stylyard, and the said Stilyarde will ..."
The captains have promised to make resti[tution for] goods and ships taken from the King's subj[ects] in his streams. To despatch this business sooner, has sent them and the plaintiffs to his lieutenant at Dover Castle, the Spaniards and others in their company. They were well treated, and were glad to go thither, as their ships were near. If they make restitution, they will be allowed peaceably to join their ships ; if not, they will be brought back to him, unless the King send contrary orders. Thinks they will make restitution speedily, as they wish to be in their ships, for fear of the Hollanders prepar[ing] ... their navy. Thinks the captain, whose na[me] is Markes Maieur, is chief next [to the] Admiral, who is one of the 24 aldermen o[f] ... He goes in the Admiral's ship, and has charge of the soldiers. He is a goodly young man, and well spoken. Cowche, of Dover, and Thomas Gygges, of Barking, were acting as their lodesmen. Retains Gygges, and will detain Cowche, when he comes ashore, till he knows the King's pleasure about them. "I do assure you, the captain was very * * * and so by the advise of the h ... to the Downs to stay the Lubikes ship ... I presuppose that they of the Stillyarde the ... Hispayngyardes, and other plaintiffs, shall meet at th ... Dover, and there shall take order for the restitution."
Asks him to move the King to send half a dozen light pieces of ordnance from the Tower for the defence of Rye and Winchelsea. Wishes that the blockhouses might be made up according to the plot, "and I will be worth to the King 40l. in the do[ing] of it." Without this nothing can be safe, as Fletcher will show Cromwell when he goes to Lon[don] to obtain these suits. H[alden], 21 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 2, mutilated. Add. . To the right worshipful and mine assured friend Master Cromwell.
22 Aug.
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1013. Sir Edw. Guldeford to Cromwell.
Before the coming of the captains to Dover Castle, the Lubecks' ships were departed out of the Downs ; and whether they be gone into their own country, or elsewhere, is unknown, so that no restitution is made, either to the Spaniards or Englishmen. The captains remain in Dover Castle till the King's pleasure is known, which I desire to learn as soon as possible, as their being there is a great expence. The two of the Steelyard that you sent to Rye "would in no wise be aknowen to the mayor, nor none of the town, that they came thither to cause restitution to be made," but only to see the captain, and be merry with him ; "whereby I do think that the Steelyard doeth dissemble with the King's majesty." Halden, 22 Aug.
P. 1. Add. : Right worshipful.
[22 Aug.]
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1014. Rowland Lee to Cromwell.
I send you 20 partridges, the most part alive this day. Your son and all his companions are merry, and in good health. Let me know what service I can do before my return at Holyrood Day. Friday, at night.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : My most entire friend.
22 Aug.
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1015. Sir Ric. Whettehyll to Cromwell.
I am bound by the office I have taken upon me for this year, much against my own will, and in deference mainly to lord Lisle, as the aldermen and bourgeoisie would none otherwise be avoided. I therefore beg your help in amending this town, which is sore decayed. I smart myself thereby, as I have a share in dwelling-houses and woolhouses to the yearly value of 40l. or 50l. Calais money ; and though I am sworn to the Staple I may not see the bourgeoisie decay, to whom I am also sworn, if they will be content to lodge in other men's housings, as they did before the Staple Inn was made ; "where by taking of chambers and closets, otherwise called comptoirs, they discharged the rents of the housings as they were in value to let, wherewith the owners lived that be now vacant ; yea, and in the houses the man, wife, children, and servants had their meat and drink, clothing and wages, by victualling of them, whereas now is none such dwelling." All the crafts of the town were increased, and took much money of those men for their lodging, but now no such personages will appear, which makes a great decay. I wish they had solemn dinners like the crafts in London, "and to resort thither in infect times, so that they pay for their lodging in the town." Also the bourgeoisie had good rents by letting our woolhouses till the Staplers fell to taking pieces of ground themselves to build upon. Would to God they should build or buy no more woolhouses ! I beg you will be good master to this town that by no means Bartlet obtain the passage therefrom. No one now wishes to be mayor, else he will be 100l. or more the worse for it. Calais, 22 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. . Of the Council.

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1016. [The University Of Oxford to Henry VIII.]
Request the King to settle their disputes with the townsmen of Oxford. Have the greatest confidence in a prince who has shown them so many benefits, and founded such a magnificent college here.
Subjoined is a formal surrender of their liberties to the King.
Lat., pp. 3.
22 Aug.
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1017. The Town of Oxford to the Duke of Suffolk.
Have communed with the Commissary and heads of the University, whom at the first communication we found somewhat reasonable. They promised to move the matter in variance between us to the Congregation house, and make us a reasonable answer on all points ; but after moving it the Commissary sent word that the regents would not agree to any part of the communication. We therefore beg you and Mr. Cromwell to instruct the King of their froward mind. Oxford, 22 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Sealed. Add.
23 Aug.
Vienna. Archives.
1018. Chapuys to Charles V.
On Sunday last John de la Saulx and I were called to Windsor, where the Court was, for the answer on the matter of the Staple of Calais. On our arrival the King commanded the Dean of the chapel to entertain us at dinner, where we met the duke of Suffolk, the bishop of Winchester, Cromwell, the Great Chamberlain, and others of the Council ; who sent us back after dinner to the King. He received us well, and after he had excused himself for not having given us earlier audience, owing to the illness of his physician, we explained to him our charge ; viz., that seeing the Staple of Calais had been open from all antiquity, and had been wont to supply the Low Countries with wool, it was a new thing, and at this time very suspicious, to close it, as trade was a great bond of mutual amity. We therefore desired the removal of the restriction, or at least a declaration about it for the guidance of the Low Countries' merchants. The King said the stoppage of trade was owing to some difference between him and the said Staple, and not to any prohibition made by him, and therefore it did not in the least affect the treaties. What he had done concerned only himself and his subjects, and was for the recovery of what was due to him ; trade was not put under restraint, either at Calais or elsewhere, and if they could not get wool at Calais, your subjects might get it here. He therefore declined to inform the queen of Hungary as to his intentions, and told La Sauch that he had come without any great occasion. If the people in the Low Countries could not obtain wool from here, which indeed they could not do without, they must speak in another fashion, and confess frankly the inestimable injury that would be done them by not having it, desiring in due form the removal of restrictions ; and then he would make an answer that would satisfy the queen of Hungary. To this we replied, that he was much mistaken if he thought the Low Countries could not live without his wools, considering the abundance of them in Spain ; and the French, who made more cloth than the Low Countries, did not care for his wools or staple ; moreover they made very fine cloths (tres singuliers draps), though they had not such fine wool as the Spaniards ; so that the Low Countries could all the more easily dispense with wools from here ; that already several of their merchants had made arrangements for getting wool from Spain, and banishing the others from the said countries, but for the sake of friendship the said queen of Hungary had first desired to send hither to know his determination, not pretending that he was anyway bound to do what they required, except of goodwill, nor wishing to interfere between him and his subjects, as he himself put it ; and that we thought the Dutch and Flemings, who were most interested in wool, would be quite content to be deprived of their wools, to have grounds for insisting with those of Brabant on giving up the use of English cloth.
On this he returned to his first answer, saying he knew well that if Spanish wool would have suited them better than English they would have made use of it ; that those of Brabant had been at no pains to exclude English cloths at the solicitations not only of the Dutch and Flemings, but of a thousand other persons ; and that it was certain his subjects had been hitherto well treated, but there were doubts about the future. These doubts are owing to their fear of the interdict being published there ; and I think he would be glad to bargain that it should not be. Finding the King was resolved upon certain points, of which some were ill-founded and others too scrupulous, I cut the matter as short as possible, telling him we had no charge to discuss the matter further, and he would be pleased to make his answer to the Queen in writing. Cromwell has only today delivered the letter to La Sauch, and has presented him on the King's behalf with a gold cup ; and moreover has told him that he hoped in two or three days the King's dispute with the Staple would be settled, and the wool trade return to its usual course.
About 10 days ago there arrived in the Downs of Dover seven ships of Lubeck, fully armed, and containing, it is said, 2,200 men. The King allowed them to take victuals for their money "pour tel si" (?) that they should sail as soon as they had wind, showing them that, considering his alliance with your Majesty and old friendship with your countries, he could not suffer them "riere ung royaulme ;" at least so Cromwell has given me to understand. News has since come that on leaving this river they took two small ships, a galley and a Biscayan ; of which, and their being allowed to remain so long, I have made complaints. The King has shown himself much displeased at this capture, and has ordered the Easterlings to pursue the ships, and make them leave this coast, restoring the prizes ; otherwise they would be deprived of their privileges. I think they will do their best to obey, as their merchandise here is worth over 5,000 ducats, and the King's Council have assured me they will neglect no means of obtaining a remedy for the said capture, and driving away the said ships. At my request they have sent to a neighbouring port where 15 Dutch hulks had arrived laden with salt, calling on everybody to render assistance against the said ships of Lubeck, which, as they had given out, were waiting principally for a Dutch fleet. They (the Lubeckers) said they had no enmity against any of your Majesty's subjects, except the said Hollanders, Zealanders, and Brabanters, excusing the capture of the said Spanish ships by some wrong that a certain Spaniard had done to one of their company, for which he had been unable to obtain redress at Antwerp. The Easterlings have not yet returned.
I wrote lately that the King's great affection to the Lady appeared to have cooled, in consequence of the sentence passed at Rome, and that he seemed somewhat to recognize his position ; but now, after talking to his doctors, who have given him to understand that great wrong has been done him, and that even if they annul the second marriage, that sentence would not confirm the first, and further that the appeal he has interposed to the future Council protects him from all the censures the Pope could fulminate, he has changed sail, and returned to his first course. He is encouraged also by the duke of Norfolk, who has written him lately that he should not care a button about the said sentence, for he would not fail of adherents who would defend his right by the sword, and that the most sure way to follow for the present would be to recall to England his subjects who are abroad, with all their goods ; which suggestions the King has repeated several times of late before those of his Privy Chamber. Since the said letter of the duke of Norfolk, and the advice of the doctors, the King has set about the reformation of the Queen's household, renewing her officers, who are sworn to her as Princess Dowager, and giving her about 30,000 cr. for her support, of which 12,000 will be freely at her disposal, except that she must pay her ladies out of them, and the rest will be administered by a deputy of the King for her servants' wages. With this reformation the Queen is not content, and has written to me that sooner than consent to it, even if they gave her 7,000,000 cr., she would die, or go and beg for God's sake, thinking that if she consented to any change in her treatment she would prejudice her right and her conscience. I have written to her, that, considering the protests already made, and that she was compelled to have patience, repeating her protestation, she could not possibly injure her cause ; and that I thought, as she could obtain nothing better, that it would be safer not to go to extremes. London, 23 Aug. 1533.
Hol., Fr., pp. 5, modern copy.
23 Aug.
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1019. Northumberland to Cromwell.
Sir Thos. Wharton is going up to the King by advice of the Commissioners, and will report to Cromwell the occurrents in these parts. Hopes the King will show him his goodness to encourage others. Begs Cromwell to inform the King that parson Ogle is gone up against Northumberland's commands. He never came at any "rode" made into Scotland, save one, and has served the King as ill as any man. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 23 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
23 Aug.
Calig. B. III. 160. B. M.
1020. Magnus, Sir Thos. Clifford, and Ralph Ellerkar, younger, to Cromwell.
Have been at Newcastle concluding a truce with the Scots. Expect the Scotch Commissioners again on Monday, 1 Sept. Have therefore sent up Sir Thos. Wharton. Newcastle, 23 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : "To the right honorable Mr. Cromwell of the King's most honorable Council."
23 Aug.
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1021. James Horswell to Cromwell.
John Stacy of Saltayshe has disclosed certain words of treason supposed by one Nich. Kympe to be spoken to him by John Agas, now prisoner at Saltaishe, the mayor of which place has been much troubled by this business. I was with him twice or thrice a week to help them in taking the examination. They have taken great pains to boult out the truth of this matter. Agas denies the words, and it is doubtful whether Kympe accused him of malice or not. I am sore spoken to by the prior of Plympton's friends for my suit. Plymouth, 23 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Councillor.
23 Aug.
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1022. [Sir] Thomas Arundel to Cromwell.
Met on his way home his cousin Zouche, the bearer, at Salisbury, who has been suitor to young Mrs. Curtney, late wife to the son and heir of Sir William Curtney. Being a younger brother, who wants means to live in the world "somewhat like," he would fain marry this gentlewoman if he could obtain the King's favorable letters to her, as she is the King's widow. Requests Cromwell's interest in his behalf. Sarisbury, 23 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Master Cromwell, of the King's most hon. Council.
23 Aug.
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1023. W. Heydon to Cromwell.
One Shelton, a monk, and others, "made certain quyngeryng" (conjuring) nigh me ; on which I examined certain persons. An old man of Bishop's Hatfield, out of my jurisdiction, whose name I know not, I could not send for. He is known to John Grover, of Rickmansworth. I know not where the said monk and priest are, but Grover and the old man know of their doings. St. Bartholomew's Eve. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council.
23 Aug.
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1024. [Lord Lisle] to Cromwell.
In your letters of the 6th inst. there is an article touching provision of victuals to be made in England for this town, in which you say the King will grant no other licence than shall be necessary for the supply of this town, that victual may not be conveyed out of the realm. I and the Council here desire to have no more than necessary, and we beg you to consider that when wheat is dearer in England than here no man seeks to bring it hither. Also where in former articles it was expressed that I and the Council should give bonds for certain things, both I and all the Council object to this. For my part I dare undertake that if more corn come than necessary, I will not suffer it to be carried to strange countries, but return it. Calais, 23 Aug. 1533.
Copy, pp. 2. Begins : Mr. Cromwell.

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1025. [Lord Lisle and the Council of Calais to Henry VIII.]
On Wednesday last, Wm. Marche and Robt. Donyngton, soldiers of the retinue and farmers of the soldiers' garner, put up a bill to the Deputy and Council, which is enclosed, with the copy of their indenture and of a commission granted to the farmers by lord Berners, late deputy. Wishes the Council to consider the case. Marche and Donyngton are determined to leave it, as expressed in the bill. As all matters concerning Calais are now resumed into the hands of the King and Council, dare not meddle therein, the rather that they have long expected to hear his pleasure about the articles sent by Cromwell to lord Berners, and returned somewhat reformed. Beseech the King that they may know his pleasure as soon as may be ; for the necessity of this town, for lack of the ancient liberties which it has always enjoyed until the restraint, is so great that it requires quick remedy.
Copy, p. 1. Headed : Coppie. Endd.

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1026. [Lord Lisle to Cromwell.]
I have divers folks, both east and west, to advertise me of news, and have enclosed their reports, whether true or not, in a letter to the duke of Norfolk. I beg you to consider the case of this poor town, of which I and the Council have written several times. There be many more necessities in this town than be well known. Those that had charge of the soldiers' garner will not use it longer, because their covenants are not kept, for restraint that hath been made, and because the wheat in it is not fit to make bread, having been there four years. The poor soldiers delivered each a noble to have each a quarter in case of need ; which they would have been sure of at all times if the covenants had been kept. I see no remedy unless the King command Mr. Vice-treasurer to see it furnished again. I send you a goshawk. ["And where I wrote unto you for the King's lieutenant's livery, paying the rent to the King," &c. (fn. 1) ]
Corrected draft, p. 1.
ii. Lord Lisle to the duke of Norfolk.
Wrote last on the 30th ult. On the same subject as the preceding letter.
Draft, p. 1.

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1027. [Lord Lisle] to [Cromwell].
The brewers and bakers of Calais have asked us to write to you about your first proclamation, compelling all victuals for sale to be first offered for sale in the markets of Calais or Guisnes under pain of forfeiture and imprisonment. They have always been accustomed to provide their corn from the country, and wish to know if they may continue to do so. Has given them such permission till they know his pleasure, owing to the necessity of the case, for if they are not permitted to buy from the country, the inhabitants whom they serve will find themselves suddenly deprived of bread and beer. It will also be a great cost to large householders in the town and country, if they may not buy what corn they require in the country.
Copy, in the hand of lord Lisle's clerk, pp. 2. Begins : Right honorable.

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1028. [The Council of Calais] to [Cromwell].
The town of Calais has never been in such poverty as at present since it was English, and the King's servants here were never so bare or needy. The inhabitants send over the bearer to ask his assistance and mediation, and have requested the writers to send a letter in their behalf. Beg him to be good lord to them in furthering their lawful suits. Calais, &c.
Copy, in the hand of lord Lisle's clerk, p. 1.
24 Aug.
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1029. John Coke to Cromwell.
Since my last letters news has come of the taking of certain hoys and two Spaniards by the Lubeckers. The people here say the Lubeckers had help in England ; which Coke denied, though the Scots have help in these parts. The Council have forbidden any hoy or Spaniard to depart, and have ordered the rent-master of Zealand to get ready three or four ships of war, of which one is of Antwerp, the other, called the Admiral, of Sluys. Antwerp, 24 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Councillor.
24 Aug.
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1030. Norfolk to Lord Lisle.
I intend to be at Calais on the 30th. If there be any ships of war sent by the King for my transport, let them be ready in the haven. If none, provide me the best passenger you can, and John Neall's boat to go with me. Mallyers, 24 Aug.
PS. in his own hand : Let Tadee be sent over sea with all haste, without paying any money, and I shall allow the same. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Deputy of Calais. Sealed. Endd.
24 Aug.
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1031. Ralph Broke to Lord Lisle.
Thanks him for his kindnesses. Sends by the bearer, Jas. Robertsone, a shipman at Calais, a poor remembrance and a cheese to my Lady. Has nothing better at present. London, 24 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
24 Aug.
Add. Ch. 12,519. B. M.
1032. The Duke of Albany.
Receipt by John duke of Albany, conte de la Marche, de Boulongne et d'Auvergne, lieutenant general of Francis I., of 240 livres Tournois for a quarter's pay of 80 lances of which he is captain, from Guy de la Malladiere, treasurer of the wars. 24 Aug. 1533. Signed and sealed.
Fr., vellum.
25 Aug.
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1033. Sir Thomas Audeley to Cromwell.
Bespeaks his aid for the bearer, a very poor man, copartner in a ship which was taken by the Lubecks in the Downs on coming out of Flanders. Though promised restitution by a letter from the captain to the Admiral of the Navy he has got nothing. Since he wrote to Cromwell Audeley's servant has not returned. Remains here till he hears from him. Monday after St. Bartholomew's Day. Signed : Thomas Audeley, k., Chauncelor.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Mr. Thomas Cromwell, Esq.
25 Aug.
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1034. Henry Earl of Essex to Lord Lisle.
Has much trouble with the searcher for such things as he sends to Lisle. Would be glad if he made the bearer a victualler of Calais. Desires to know how many oxen and sheep and how much wood he wishes. Wants 10 tuns of wine, 2 to be sent immediately, 4 at Christmas, and 4 at Easter ; also a last and a half of white herrings, a barrel of sturgeon, 100 barrels of cod, a barrel of salmon of the Mase, 4 goshawks, and 2 tassells. Will send him the bucks when they are in season. Staunstede, 25 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : My lord Deputy. Endd. : 25 Aug. 1533.
26 Aug.
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1035. Margaret Graynfyld to Lady Lisle.
Your friends in these parts are in health. I beg you to be good lady to John Worth the bearer. He will be your beadman, and many of his friends, religious and others. I would I were one day with you. I trust to see you yet before I die. 26 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
26 Aug.
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1036. George Wilkynsone to Cromwell.
Is going to Ireland, but expects to be in great danger of life. Will live honestly with the little substance his parents have left him, but not at heart's ease, because of the ungracious demeanour of his unfortunate wife, whom he has left as well off as he found her. Begs Cromwell not to believe the ill reports of her and her friends, and to be good to his mother and father-in-law. "At your place," 26 Aug.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful.
26 Aug.
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1037. Edward Besteney to Cromwell.
Has received his letters by Mr. Averell, and fulfilled his wishes. Offers his house at his convenience. Soome, 26 Aug.
Averell desires the writer should be his deputy.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Council.
27 Aug.
Camusat, 137.
1038. Francis I. to the Bailly of Troyes.
Supposes that Norfolk will have arrived in England before this letter, as he has been travelling in post. Though he has probably told the Bailly what he has concluded with Francis, sends an account of what has passed. In accordance with the orders brought by lord Rochford, the Duke came to Francis at Montpellier, and declared to him the King's displeasure at the sentence given by the Pope, which he was determined to resent, and trusted that Francis would do the same. He had special orders to dissuade Francis from the interview ; and if he did not succeed in doing this, he was not to go himself, but to return to England without waiting for additional letters. Replied that he did not consider the sentence final, and it was no reason for breaking off the interview, which was already known by all Christendom, and had been arranged by Henry's advice. Could not honorably break it off, and considers it the best possible opportunity for setting matters right, as words spoken between princes have more effect than despatches, and he may be assured that Francis will act as if the affair were his. The Duke was persuaded by these words, and returned the next day in the same mind. He was present at the Council, who showed him the causes why his master should desire the interview, and the means of redressing matters if he would send some one with power to treat. This the Duke thinks Henry will willingly do, and asked for a memorandum in writing to show to his master of what could be done to redress matters. Encloses a copy of the articles which were given him. Has done what he could to retain the Duke, but he has several times declared that he has express orders to return, and dared not disregard them. In fact, he departed immediately, so as to despatch some one to come in his stead. Desires the Bailly to solicit the despatch of this person as much as possible. Much regrets that Norfolk would not stop, thinking that his presence would have been useful for his master's affairs. Sends a copy of a letter from cardinal Tournon of the 17th instant.
Heard two days ago from the Grand Master that the duke of Albany has gone with the galleys to Especyo, where the Pope and the duchess of Urbino will embark. The Duchess will come to Nice, and the Pope straight to Marseilles, where the Grand Master is making preparations to receive him and the King. Is going to Avignon for a few days. Nysmes, 27 Aug. 1533.
27 Aug.
R. O. St.P. VII. 499.
1039. Vaughan and Mont to Henry VIII.
Arrived on the 22nd at Nuremberg. There has been incessant rain for the last 40 days. Had an interview with Stauber about sending letters to your Majesty, as I have written to Cromwell. Were compelled to leave Nuremberg. I (Mont) go to Augsburg, where are the heads of the Suabian League. I gave to Vaughan the letters to the landgrave of Hesse and the duke of Lunenburg. Did what he could to discover the state of Germany. The Lutherans are divided into two parties touching the Sacrament of the Altar. Mentions the names of the different partizans. Thinks that the dukes of Bavaria only look to their own interests, as they do what they can to fleece the clergy. The duke of Juliers has thrown off the Pope, and reserves to himself the collation to benefices. Enters into other minute particulars as to the state of religion in Germany. Finds the bishops in little estimation, and in want of ready money. Ferdinand is everywhere hated ; some say because of the great expedition against the Turks, to which he contributed nothing. The Emperor is popular for his piety and clemency. About his return to Germany people are uncertain. The state of the country is not so disturbed as was thought, because it has become familiar with the Lutheran teaching, which is not so much admired. Nothing is heard of the coronation of Ferdinand. One of us goes on the 27th to the duke of Bavaria, and the other to the duke of Saxony. Nuremberg, 27 Aug. 1533.
Lat., all in Mont's hand. Add. Endd.
27 Aug.
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1040. S. Vaughan to Cromwell.
Christopher [Mont] and I came to Nuremberg together, 22 Aug. Could not get there sooner, the weather was so foul and the ways so bad ; all the way from Bruges it was the worst weather we ever saw. Nuremberg is sore plagued with pestilence, and most of the people have left it. Staber came to us at a village where we lay, one league from the town. We gave him the King's letters, and he banqueted us in Nuremberg, and placed a servant at our disposal for messages.
Have written the news to the King. The lack of the tongue much cumbereth, and will do so more after Christopher's departure. The superfluous drinking, too, will trouble me much more. The Lutherans are very powerful here, though they agree not in their opinions. The bishops everywhere thrust their adherents out of their towns ; but they are supported by the duke of Saxony, the landgrave Van Hasse, and the dukes of Brandenburg and Lunenburg. The disagreement among them is only about the Sacrament of the Altar, some cities like Frankfort regarding it only as a sign, but there is no debate among them. The Princes have sent deputies to Augusta (Augsburg), where they are now sitting, on the rupture of the league Sweve ; but their deliberations are very secret, and no man can tell what will be concluded. Today Christopher departs thither to learn all he can, and I go to the duke of Saxony, 24 leagues hence. I take with me the King's letters to the landgrave Van Hasse and the duke of Lunenburg, which I shall send on from the duke of Saxony's court. They lie nearer Saxony than Bavaria, and are such friends that whatever the duke of Saxony does they will agree to. The bishops in these parts are not much esteemed, and though they be of great power they are not rich. Neither the Emperor nor Ferdinand is much loved here. Some think the Emperor will return hither, others not. Never saw a country whose towns were so divided. The bishops' towns are Catholic, the others Lutherans. The bishops have the people in wondrous bondage, which cannot long endure. 1,400 or 1,500 men, some say more, do enterprises against the king of Bohemia because they were commanded to furnish themselves against the Turks, and were not paid their charges.
We have sent the King copies of the articles exhibited by the Papal and Imperial ambassadors about a General Council, and the answer of the Princes to the same.
I beg you will get the King to send me money, else I assure you I shall not be able to leave the country. You delivered me 40l. to be resident in a country of great charge, and my horse[s] cost me in England 20l. I can do the King no service if I lack money. If any instructions are sent me to declare to the Princes I pray let them be written in Latin. "You know I am not so good a Latin man to declare the King's mind in Latin where the Princes understand none other tongue." Also let them be made so substantially that I be not called to answer objections ; for the Princes here are wise, and have learned men about them.
If my horses fail me I have no money to buy others. I see not why I should remain long in the country after my legation done, as Christopher can do as well as both together. Nuremberg, 27 Aug.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. : Right worshipful.
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1041. John Lord Husey to Cromwell.
On the 22nd Aug. I received yours, desiring me to send you certain parcels of plate in my custody. I have none of the King's plate. I have examined the clerk of the Princess's Jewel-house for it, and he says it was never in his custody, nor his indenture, which I send. I have spoken on the subject with my lady Governess, (fn. 2) who has the plate for the use of the Princess ; and she says "it is occupied at all such seasons as the Princess is diseased, and cannot conveniently be spared." She is ready, however, to obey the King's pleasure. Beaulieu, 28 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council.
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1042. Duke of Norfolk to Lord Lisle.
I desire you to cause 12 horses to meet me tomorrow at Marguison by 10 a.m., and to take such order for my passage that after my arrival I may embark as soon as wind and tide may serve. If ships of war be at Calais, in the Downs or Dover Road, sent by the King for my transport, one small passenger may serve. If not, I pray you let the best bark of Calais be ready manned, and Nelys boat to go before with such tokens as I shall give him to avoid danger. My going to the King requires such diligence that I cannot remain with you half an hour if wind and tide may serve. I hope to be with his Highness on Saturday. I will be tonight at Abbeville. Amiens, Thursday, 28 Aug., 3 p.m.
Hol., p. 1. Add. in Norfolk's hand : A Mons de Lizle, deputys de Calais, ou a son absence a la counsell de la vile. Donne a Abevile le xxviij. de August, iij. heures apres mydy. Sealed. Endd.
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1043. Brian Higdon to Cromwell.
Received on the 6th his letters directed to his brother treasurer (fn. 3) and himself for the preferment of Mr. Maxwell to the sub-treasurership of York. Could not reply without consulting his brother treasurer, whom he has not been able to see. Received yesterday, by Dr. Ligh, Cromwell's second letter, of the 23rd inst., by which he perceives that some one had answered in his name that he had granted his good will to a friend, and that Cromwell requires him to content that friend otherwise. It is true that before receiving the first letter he had granted his good will to Mr. Robert Chaloner for the preferment of Mr. Colteman, his brother-in-law, our chamberlain, who was brought up in our revestry, and is more meet for the room than Mr. Maxwell. Chaloner was absent when Cromwell's second letter arrived ; and, though he has sent a messenger to him, has not yet been able to obtain his good will, else he would have complied with Cromwell's request ere now. Thornton, 29 Aug. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. : Mr. Thomas Crumwell, councillor unto the King's Highness.
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1044. Sir John Russell to Lord Lisle.
I have received your letter and a goshawk by your servant, for which I thank you. I am glad you and my Lady are in good health, and lack nothing but liberty. I understand you are daily pestered with business about the town. You write that George Brown intends selling his room to Polle, but Mr. Halle informs me that since his coming over it has gone to another man. I have always been against this. The King will never be well served by those who buy posts for money ; and if there be not a remedy soon, it will cause decay of the town. I am sorry I am not at court to do you pleasure. Mylton, 29 Aug. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Deputy at Calais.
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1045. De Dinteville to Lord Lisle.
Two days ago we had news from Scotland that the king of Scots desired the truce for 20 days at the request of Mons. de Beauvois and myself ; to which the King, his uncle, has agreed. The Commissioners on both sides are to meet within that period to arrange it for a year, which I have great hopes will take effect. London, 29 Aug. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add. : Mons. de Lisle, lieutenant pour le Roy a Calais.
29 Aug.
Add. MS. 28,585, f. 341. B. M.
1046. Dr. Ortiz to Charles V.
Congratulations on the relief of Coron. The Pope departs next week, but it is not known where he is going. It is said he is not going to Nice. Nothing can be done in the case of the queen of England away from Rome. Fears that the Pope's suspension of the declaration of censures during Sept. will be prolonged, so that the executoriales now obtained cannot be intimated. The Count (Cifuentes) has sent a copy of the sentence to Naples to be printed, and Ortiz wishes the brief of 1531 to be printed also, to encourage the Queen's party.
They will see by it that all the King has done is null, and those who abet him are excommunicated and deprived of their offices. The Count will not have it printed without the Emperor's orders.
Wished the Pope to declare the archbishop of Canterbury deprived of his see for giving sentence against the Queen ; to annul the impious proclamations issued in accordance therewith ; and to excommunicate all who call Anne Queen, and try to prevent the Queen by threats from prosecuting her cause. This has not been done, on account of the Count's press of business, and because he sees that the Pope would not consent. Rome, 29 Aug. 1533.
Sp., pp. 3, modern copy.
29 Aug.
Add. MS. 28,173, f. 272. B. M.
1047. [De Le Sauch] to Mary Queen Of Hungary.
An account of his carrying out his instructions of 12 July. Crossed the sea, and joined the imperial Ambassador in England on Monday the 28th. Tuesday, 29th, sent to Cromwell, as the King was staying with a gentleman 23 miles from London, to ask when they could have audience ; which was appointed for Sunday, 3 Aug. On that day they were conducted by a gentleman to Ockin, 20 miles from London, where they found the bishop of Winchester, the dean of the chapel, and Cromwell, who told them the King was not there, but had gone to a place near, as his physician was ill of the sweat, and two officers of his household had died of it. The Ambassador explained to them his charge, which they would report to the King. Returned to London, and the whole week passed, and part of the second, before they had any news ; but at length Cromwell sent them word that the King desired them to be at Windsor next Sunday, the 17th. On repeating their charge to the King, he answered that there was no prohibition of "wydenge" of wools in England. As to the Staple of Calais, he said some months had passed since any had been "wyde" (vuidé) ; but this did not concern them, and was not mentioned in the treaties with the Emperor. He would not give his reasons, whether the Staple was open or not, for it concerned no one but himself and the persons of the Staple, who had taken it of him for a term of years which had not expired, on certain conditions which they had not fulfilled, and there was some discussion whether matters should be reformed ; but, if not, the Emperor's subjects might provide for their own affairs as they thought best. On their telling him that they had nothing more to say, he said it was a very meagre charge and of little importance. In reply, said that the queen of Hungary thought otherwise, and if the Emperor's subjects sought wool elsewhere, the old intercourse between the countries would be lost, to his great prejudice ; she therefore desired to inform him of their grievances, that all difficulties might be removed. He replied as before, that there was no prohibition ; that as to the Staple, it was for him to make his profit, and the Emperor's subjects should provide for themselves, but he did not fear their doing so elsewhere than in England, for he was assured that they could not do without English goods, though England could do without theirs. He asked if they had charge to make any overture for settling the difference between him and those of the Staple. Said that the Queen did not wish to meddle between him and his subjects. Finally he said he would write to the Queen. Received the letters on Friday, 27th inst., (fn. 4) from Cromwell, who said that the merchants would meet the King on the following day to accept or refuse the appointment about the Staple, and he hoped they would do the former. Gand, (fn. 5) 29 Aug. 1533.
Fr., modern copy, pp. 8.
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1048. Lawson to Cromwell.
Received his letter of 21 July on 21st inst. Has been at the parsonage of Rudby to view the profits of the same. Sends a true valor, deducting 30l. for the vicar's portion. When there was a parson and no vicar, the parson paid the stipends of certain priests belonging to it. Is uncertain whether those charges should be allotted to the vicar or taken out of the parsonage. Has been with lord Conyers, who says that his agreement with Cromwell was only to give bonds if, after the survey of the parsonage, his debt were more or less than 250l., and that he is not required to seal the bonds till Cromwell has examined the survey. Doubts not my Lord Warden and the Council have informed him of all news, and that Thos. Wharton, who is now with him, can instruct him of the same. Came today to his poor house at York. Is commanded by my Lord Warden and the Council to be at Newcastle on Monday night to meet the Scotch Commissioners. Hears that several persons are laboring to George Paulet, in the absence of Master Paulet, to have the wardship of "my daughter Rykbee's son and heir." Has no answer to divers letters. York, 30 Aug.
PS. in his own hand.—Cawe Mylles are still in the charge of Geo. Douglas at a cost of 15l. 17s. 4d. a month to the King. They have cost altogether up to the 27th, 191l. 14s. 8d. Signed.
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31 Aug.
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1049. Sir Thomas Audeley to Cromwell.
Has received his letters this Sunday, 31 Aug., and has sent his servant to North, clerk of the Parliament, with letters to send him the Act of Annates, without which he cannot make the ratification desired by the King. Hopes shortly to be well enough to visit the King, but is troubled with a marvellous faint and feeble heart with intermittent fever. Today, being his ill day, has fallen into a great sweat, of which he hopes health will ensue. Colchester, 31 Aug.
Encloses a letter received last night by Jakys Darnell of Manytre, the contents of which he commanded him by no means to disclose. Signed ;
Thomas Audeley, k., Chancellor.
P. 1. Add. : Mr. Cromwell, Esq.
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1050. Sir John Russell (fn. 6) to Cromwell.
Whereas I moved your Mastership to ask the King for a hospital or chantry in Wyche, co. Worc., for a friend of mine : I find that the Chancellor of the diocese has directed inquiry to be made of the right of presentation. After a search in the rolls I could find nothing touching the King's gift for the same ; but the prior of Worcester, Sir Humph. Stafford, showed evidence of the title. The jury could not agree, and the thing lapsed. I wrote to Sir John Russell, who attended the court, on the subject, and desire your favorable consideration. Streynsham, 31 Aug.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. : of the Council.
31 Aug.
Lamb. MS. 602, f. 42. St. P. II. 179.
1051. Sir James Fitzgerald to Henry VIII.
Has received by the Master of the Rolls in Ireland lately assigned the King's letters to him and his brother Richard. Will return with the Master of the Rolls, if Henry wishes. His brother the Deputy bears him extreme ill-will for his services to Sir Wm. Skeffington when Deputy, and puts unreasonable impositions on his lands. Without relief from Henry, all his subjects in Kildare and Carlagh will be utterly destroyed. In Carlagh, the duke of Norfolk's property, the tenants have been forced to leave their lands. Dublin, 31 Aug. Signed.
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1052. Sale Of Meat.
Circular [to the justices in different counties] for putting in force the Act of last session [24 Hen. VIII. c. 3.] for the sale of beef, mutton, and veal by the butchers by weight, and at a certain price. As the butchers say they cannot supply themselves without loss, and some are compelled to leave occupying, you are to call before you those who are reputed notable graziers in that shire, or who have any quantity of meat in their hands, warning them to comply with the Act ; and in case of obstinacy, we authorise you to take and sell beef, mutton, and veal at the statute rate to supply the wants of the shire, and also of the city of London, as request shall be made to you. Windsor, — Aug. 25 Hen. VIII.
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St. P. VII. 532.
1053. Henry VIII. to [Hawkins].
Thanks him for his letters of the — inst., and for his behaviour in the matters committed to his charge. As to the report at the Emperor's Court about the ill-treatment of the lady Katherine princess dowager, and the lady Mary, is surprised that the Emperor or his Council should believe anything about his proceedings but what is godly and honorable. He may deny this report in all cases, for the lady Katherine's house, offices, and servants are arranged as well as can be devised, and the same of the lady Mary. If the Emperor seems to believe it, he must say that the King is surprised he should do so without first informing him of it, and so finding out the truth. Henry would have acted thus to the Emperor.
Draft, pp. 5. In Tuke's hand.

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1054. Correspondence of Charles V.
"Memoriale di Inglaterra."
The king of England had sent for the master of the Queen's household and arranged for a restitution of her old servants. It is thought that he has already done something about it.
The King's relenting was caused by the Emperor's having urged on the English ambassador that the Queen ought to be restored to her ancient dignity.
It is said that the English nobles are ill-disposed towards Anne on account of her pride and the insolence and bad conduct of her brothers and relations. For the same reason the King's affection for her is less than it was. He now shows himself in love with another lady, and many nobles are assisting him in the affair.
Ital., pp. 2, modern copy. Endd. : Memoriali di Inglaterra. Nuevas de Inglaterra que embia el conde de Cifuentes.

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Pocock, II. 505.
1055. [News From Flanders.] (fn. 7)
"The Pope hath sent a post to the French king that he woll cause the duke of England (Norfolk) home again, or else he will not come down to speak with him." The Pope has cursed the four bishops of England who were the cause of the King's marriage. He is more indignant at them than at the King. The French king will take part with the Emperor as long as the King keeps his new queen.
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1056. [Cromwell's] "Remembrances."
The death of the abbot of Bewley and bp. of Bangor. (fn. 8) The staplers of London. The answer of my lord of Canterbury. The death of the White Friar. Letters from my lord of Norfolk. The depeche of John de Lawssaw (Le Sauche). The saying of the French ambassador. Of Master Treasurer's letters. Of Mr. Hawkyns' letters. Of Mr. Hakkett's letters. Of the Lubykes, and what I have done therein with the alderman of the Stylyard. For the depeche of the letters of the sheriffs. For my lord of Suffolk's end. For the mending of the staplers' bill in articles. The death of the Chief Justice of Ireland. For the answer to the Warden of the Five Ports' letters. Of the hostility in Ireland between the earls of Osserey and Kyldare, and letters to be devised therefor. A letter to Robt. Fowler for Mrs. Somersette's "heryng howsys." To send for the alderman of the Stylyard. For the depeche of the French king's letters in French. To make a search through the Book of Knights for the names of them that shall be enclosed in the King's letters. To know what answer the King will have made to the letters sent to Sir Edw. Guldford.
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2. "Remembrances."
To know what things that I do lack warrant for, and to cause a warrant to be made thereof to be signed. To send a letter to my lord Husse for such nursery stuff as is there. To cause Mr. Tuke's warrants to be signed, and also to be sought up. To know whom the King will have to be commissioners for the abbey of Bewley. Of the answer of the merchants of the Stylyerd for the Lubecks. "When his pleasure shall be to intimate to him that shall be bishop of Bangor." To know who shall be his Chief Justice in Ireland. To know what his Grace will do for the hostility between the earls of Ossory and Kyldare. For the sending out of all the King's letters to the sheriffs. For signing of the letters for the Staple. For pricking the names of the convicts in Salisbury. For signing the bill for the King's stud. For the bill for the "Princes" (Princess's) jewels. To send to the abbot of Westminster for his end. To the abbot of Colchester. To the abbot of Burton. Letters for a buck for my lord Thomas, and for the Scot's goods of Grimsby. (fn. 9) To the abbot of Malmesbury for his end. To survey what payments shall be due to the King at Michaelmas, Christmas, and at this time. To survey all the King's obligations, and to make a true book of them, to the intent they may be put in suit. To know how far those obligations be which have already been put in suit, as well for corn as otherwise, at the King's suit. A letter to be directed to my lord of Ely's executors. To speak with the King, that he grant none election for Bewlay without desire of eongé. For the farm of Nasyngbury to Mr. Parre.
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1057. Payments.
Warrant for the following payments :—
Rewards to Fred. duke of Spruce's servant, 30 cr. of the sun = 7l. To John Alyn, Master of the Rolls in Ireland, 10l. To Steph. Vaughan, for his diets at 10s. a day in Almayne, 40l. [To Chr. Mounte] .. a day for our like affairs in Almayne, 30l. To the said Chr. Mounte, 6l. 13s. 4d. for his fee for a quarter of a year due at Michaelmas next. Reward to Thos. Legh, LL.D., for his costs from London to Ampthill and to Donstable, 5l. To Richard ..., to be distributed ... "of two cesses [for the inning of the] mershes at Lesen." To Giles Lever and others, 3l. 6s. 8d., in reward for conveying Sir Jas. Harryson, clk., accused of treason, from Faryngton, Lanc., to London. To Jas. Bek of London, in alms to the Friars Observants of Greenwich, 6l. 13s. 4d. Reward to the post that brought news from Steph. Vaughan, 20s. To the messenger that went to my lord of Canterbury, 7s. 6d. To Thos. Pyerson, potycary to the late lord Cardinal, 10l. in part payment of a larger sum due to him by Wolsey "f[or c]erteyne confeccions and medycynes [de]lyvered to the same late reverend father in his lyfe time." To "John ... Freers Carmelytes, 9l. 16s. 8d. ; that is to say, 6l. 10s. parcel of the same 9l. 16s. 8d. f ... of Dr. James Calchus, to hym late prested by the sayde p[rovyncial] ..., 8d., residue of the same 9l. 16s. 8d., to the sayde provyn[cyal] ..."
In Cromwell's hand, pp. 4. On the fourth page, in the same hand, are the following memoranda :—
"Abbot of Westm., 1,000.
Abbot of Malmesbury, 1,000.
Abbot of Colchester, 200.
Abbot of Burton, 100.
Abbot of Athelney, 100."

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1058. [Pensions?]
To Sir Ant. Browne, 1713/7 cr. of the sun = 40l. To Sir Wm. Powlett, 285¾ cr. of the sun = 66l. 13s. 4d. To the duke of Norfolk, 1,4284/7 cr. of the sun = 333l. 6s. 8d. To lord Rochford, 4284/7 cr. of the sun = 100l. To Sir Francis Bryan, 4284/7 cr. of the sun = 100l.
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1059. John Feild.
His petition to the Lord Chancellor and the Council. The day after Twelfth Day 21 Hen. VIII., Sir Thos. More, then being Lord Chancellor, had the petitioner, with others, brought to his place at Chelsea, and there kept him for 18 days, then set him at liberty, taking bonds for his appearance in the Star Chamber eight days after, i.e. Candlemas Eve. He was then sent to the Fleet, where he remained till Palm Sunday two years after. He was at first kept so close that none but his keeper was allowed to visit him, and closed up with those who were most straitly handled ; often searched, sometimes at midnight ; and snares were laid for him. Between Michaelmas and All Hallowtide, after his committal, there was taken from him a Greek vocabulary, price 5s., and Cyprian's works, and Sir Thomas More's Supplication of Souls. On Palm Sunday, which was also Our Lady's Day, (fn. 10) two officers of the Fleet, Geo. Porter and John Butler, took the petitioner to a ward, and after long searching took his purse from his girdle, containing 10s., sent him for necessaries, and, returning the purse, kept the money, for their fees, as they said. He was then carried from the Fleet, without being allowed to take his bedding, and delivered to the Marshalsea, by order of the King and Sir Thos. More. On Sunday before Rogation week he fell sick of the house sickness, and on Whitsun Monday was carried out on four men's backs, to be delivered to his friends. They then took from him 10 more shillings. On his coming abroad again, when Sir Thos. More, who had given up the chancellorship, heard thereof, he made means with the bishops of Winchester and London and the duke of Norfolk that the petitioner should be again attached by the keeper of the Marshalsea ; and he was remanded to prison until St. Laurence Day, when further things were taken from him. He was then delivered, under surety to appear the first day of the next term ; and has thus been at liberty 12 months and more, waiting daily from term to term. He now desires to be clearly discharged, and that his books and money may be returned.
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August./Grants. 1060. Grants in August 1533.
1. For the Benedictine monastery of Burton-upon-Trent, Cov. and Lich. dioc. Assent to the election of Wm. Edis, monk and third prior of the said monastery, as abbot. Guildford, 30 July 25 Hen. VIII.— S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 13, dated 1 Aug.
2. Gerard Warde. Presentation to the parish church of Straddessell, Norwich dioc., void by death. Bretons, 4 Aug.—Pat. 25 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 17.
3. John Bothe, S.T.P., the King's chaplain. Licence to acquire from John Assheton, John Jacson, Charles Bothe, and Docea Bothe, the whole estate which they have in a fourth part of the demesne lands of the manor of Hakensall alias Hakensawe, Lanc., a moiety of another fourth of the same, and the other moiety of the same fourth part ; and in the chief messuage, site, &c. of the manor of Saghton, Cheshire, a pasture in Saghton called Medoasshedale, and a close of land in Saghton called Caldlaiffeld, another called Beggers Brogh in Saghton, another in Saghton called Little Asshedale near Churchenheth, another in Saghton called "the Newehay," and another close or pasture called "the Nether shepe hay," divided into two closes in Saughton, another pasture of land in Saghton called Shepehay alias Over Shepehay, and a windmill in Saghton, with all tithes, &c. ; notwithstanding the Act 21 Hen. VIII. forbidding spiritual persons to hold lands by lease. Guildford, 2 Aug. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Brettons, 11 Aug.— P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
4. Rob. Curson, Wm. Lye, Roger Fyssher, and Thos. Oseley. Next presentation to a canonry and prebend in the collegiate church of Warwick. Chersey, 10 Aug. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Brettons, 18 Aug.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
5. Sir John Arundell. Wardship and marriage of Rob. Bekett, son and heir of Gilbert Bekett, deceased. Westm., 23 Aug. 25 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 16 (undated).
6. For the college of Plecy, Essex. Congé d'élire to the fellows of the said college, on the death of Chr. Johnson, late master. Westm., 24 Aug. 25 Hen. VIII.— S.B.

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1061. Rowland Lee to Cromwell.
I thank you for your late letter. You shall ever find in me a faithful lover and chaplain. I never labored for myself but to help my poor kindred and others. Concerning the licence for Mr. Eygram, Mr. Clyffe, now parson, affirms that you have agreed he shall have the arrears. Please, therefore, send your letters to that effect. I thank you for my lord of Rutland. Be good master to Robert, Oliver Suthworthe's kinsman, now in durance in the Tower. He has done the King good service in the Scottish field, and was there sore hurt. Poverty only constrained him. Remember the master and fellows of Christ College, Cambridge. London, Monday morning.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. : My loving friend.


  • 1. Struck out.
  • 2. Margaret countess of Salisbury.
  • 3. Lancelot Colyns.
  • 4. So in MS. Apparently an error on the part of the writer, who was still in England.
  • 5. The 27th August was a Wednesday.
  • 6. Of Worcestershire.
  • 7. This paper is in the same handwriting as some others, which appear to be the reports a spy sent into the Low Countries.
  • 8. Died 17 Aug.
  • 9. This mem. is struck out.
  • 10. The writer should have said, "Our Lady's Eve." Palm Sunday fell on 24 March, the eve of Lady Day, in 1532.