Henry VIII: September 1533, 26-30

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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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September 1533, 26-30

26 Sept.
R. O.
1152. Lord Dacre to Cromwell.
Certain of the gentlemen whom, in accordance with the King's letters, he has warned to be ready to resist or attack the Scots, have been ordered by Sir John Musgrave, sheriff of Cumberland, to appear before Cromwell next term, and have asked Dacre for licence to go up. Dares not give it, especially as soldiers have gone from this country to the East Marches. Wishes the said gentlemen excused, seeing the costs and charges they have sustained, and the good service they have done during the war. Nawarde, 26 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Maister Crumwell.
26 Sept.
R. O.
1153. Sir William Kingston to Lord Lisle.
Sir Edward Nevill desires me to write to you in behalf of his servant Harry Somer, the bearer, to whom the King is good lord. He has continued in Court many years with Master Nevill. There is no news, for now they are about the peace in the Marches of Scotland. The King has heard no word from my lord of Winchester, and so the King hawks every day with goshawks and others, viz., leyners, sparhowkes, and merlions, both before noon and after, when the weather is fine. I pray you, if there be any gerfalcon or yerkyn, to help me to both. My wife and I send commendations to my good Lady. I thank her for my token which came to me in the church of Blackfriars. My wife was disposed to have offered it to Sayntley that his horse should not halt, and he never went upright since. Remember me to Master Porter, Master Marshal, and Master Mayor, and their ladies. Waltham Abbey, Friday before Michaelmas Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Deputy of Calais.
[26] Sept.
R. O.
1154. Margaret Graynfyld, widow, to Lady Lisle.
Thanks her for kindness to herself and to others who have passed by Calais for her sake. I would I were one day with you. If I were as strong as when I covered you with so many clothes I would surely see you. I have sent a pair of hose of Guernsey making as a poor token, by my daughter Jane Graynfyld. Friday before St. Michael's Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : In Calais.
26 Sept.
Le Grand, III. 569.
1155. Nicolas Raince to Francis I.
The Pope being detained at San Minyato, 20 miles from here, by the weather, and the French galleys being prevented from going from Spezia (sa specie) to Leghorn, card. Tournon reminded the Pope that the time for the suspension of the censures contained in the sentence lately given in the affair of the king of England would expire at the end of the present month, and thus the King would be involved in the censures before the Pope and Francis would meet, and asked his Holiness to provide for it. As his Holiness could only act by Consistory, he left San Miniate and came hither, where he proposed the matter himself in Consistory, so that the suspension of censures is prolonged throughout October. To this all the cardinals present consented with applause.
After dinner his Holiness told Raince to write to Francis about what he had thus done for him, and his hope that at the approaching interview some good determination may be taken in the affair. De Pyse (Pisa), Friday, 26 Sept. 1533.
[26 Sept.]
R. O.
1156. Dr. William Benet.
Account of money paid by Sir Brian Tuke, treasurer of the Chamber, to Dr. Benet, deceased, late the King's ambassador at Rome.
i. In Nov. 20 Hen. VIII. sent to Rome on a warrant for his diets at 26s. 8d. a day to be accounted from 4 Dec. Received 26 March following, 200l. On 22 May 21 Hen. VIII., for diets and postages, 400l. On 12 March 21 Hen. VIII., to John Benet and Edw. Moll, for Dr. Benet's diets, 200l. On "the 9th day anno 22do" to John Benet, for postages, 150l. 19s. 8d. ; and for Dr. Benet's diets from 22 May 21 to 1 Oct. 22 Hen. VIII. (496 days), 61l. 6s. 8d. in addition to previous payments. In Nov. 22 Hen. VIII., to John Benet by warrant dated 8 March 22 Hen. VIII. (sic), for diets beginning 1 Oct. 22 Hen. VIII., 122l. 13s. 4d. In March 22 Hen. VIII., 200l. In Nov. 23 Hen. VIII., by Anthony Vivaldi, who had just returned from Rome, and was immediately despatched thither again, 200l. By bill of exchange then sent to him for 1,100 ducats at 5s. 4d. each, for the King's affairs, and not to be counted off his diets, 266l. 13s. 4d. In Feb. 23 Hen. VIII. (by Ant. Vivaldi), for diets, 133l. 6s. 8d. In March 23 Hen. VIII. (by John Benet), for diets and post money, 200l. In Feb. 24 Hen. VIII., 70l. In April 24 and 25 Hen. VIII., 100l. In May 25 Hen. VIII., by assignment at Florence, to be delivered at Rome for his diets and post money, 266l. 12s. 6d. Total, 2,571l. 12s. 2d. Signed by Tuke.
ii. Dr. Benet's demands.
He claims 118 days' more diets at his first going out ; also full diets at his second going, from 22 May 21 Hen. VIII. to 26 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII., the day of his death, having a warrant to allow him his diets while here in Dec. 23 Hen. VIII. Post money when he went to Rome 22 May 21 Hen. VIII., and money then laid out for the King. Post money coming from Rome the said December, "and returned again in post," and for two couriers, one on the 23 Oct. 1531, and the other 11 Feb. 1531. Total 2,607l. 19s. 8d.
"So charging Dr. Benet with the 1,000 crowns made by exchange for the King's affairs, there should yet be due to him 36l. 7s. 6d.," or, not charging him with it, 303l. 0s. 10d.
Pp. 5. Endd.
27 Sept.
R. O.
1157. Henry VIII. to —.
Order to induct Richard Robinson into the chantry of Brigham, Cumberland, from which he had been expelled by riotous persons ; and, though the King has written to the earl of Northumberland, nothing has been done for him. Greenwich, (fn. 1) 27 Sept.
Draft, corrected by Cromwell, p. 1 (large paper). Endd.
27 Sept.
R. O.
1158. Edw. Archbishop of York to Cromwell.
I have received your second letter in favor of Sir Anthony Myddleton for the vicarage of Sutton. He shall have institution as soon as it is in full lapse, which will be before 8 or 9 Oct. His learning is competent, and I find nothing intolerable against his conversation. Something did come to my knowledge which made me doubt, but he has satisfied me it was not so bad as reported. I have suspended him from execution of his orders for injuring my jurisdiction in taking orders by the dimissories of the archdeacon of Richmond ; but at his institution I will dispense with him again. I have warned him to set a good example to his parishioners, and live like a curate ; otherwise not even your entreaty shall prevent me proceeding against him. I would not have done so much for him at any other man's request but yours, unless it were the King's. I pray you remember my old suit for dismes. At my late being in those quarters you commanded the barons of the Exchequer to make out no process against me ; yet Mr. Fairfax, who was sheriff last year, says you have commanded them to be levied. As you have now a room of authority in the Exchequer you may well discharge me, as you know neither reason nor conscience can charge me with them. The King himself acknowledged this when I was with him. Scrobie, 27 Sept. 1533. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.
27 Sept.
R. O.
1159. Launcelot Colyns to Cromwell.
As you have written to me for my "monstruus best," you shall have her before the last day of Oct. You promised to be good to us about the vacation of Beverley, and that we should know your pleasure by Thos. Barton. For God's sake help us to our right, and you shall have half the sum ; also for the vacation of the prebend of Weyttowayne (Wetwang), which is due to the chapter of York since the death of the last incumbent. I beg your favor to my brother, the vicar of Doncaster, if he is called into the Exchequer for non-residence, for he is very sick, and staying with my mother. I send instructions for a commission, which I beg your cousin Mr. Richard to procure. I send a token for good Mrs. Moore, "trusting she will lose it if she play with you." I sent her one clew of thread. If she will send me word what she found in it, I will send her one other. Be good master to my cousin Jas. Crathmore for his fine, for he has not in his own hands 40 marks, nor shall have for three years. York, 27 Sept. 1533.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
27 Sept.
R. O.
1160. Sir Thomas Hylton to Cromwell.
Has received the King's letters dated 24 Aug., showing that whereas proclamations were ordered in the bishopric of Durham for all persons having lands to the yearly value of 40l. to take the order of knighthood, and Sir Thomas certified their names into Chancery on the morrow of Ascension Day last ; his Highness is informed that there are others within his bailiwick whom he did not mention, and that some of those certified have not appeared. Has made full inquiry, and cannot discover any omissions in his list. Has admonished the two named in the schedule, who did not appear, to appear before his mastership in the octaves of St. Michael next. Nevertheless, one of them, John Hedworth, is over 70 and vexed with infirmities ; the other, John Lambton, offers to prove that his lands are not worth so much. Hylton, 27 Sept. Signed.
P. 1, large paper. Add. : To the right honorable Master Thomas Cromwell, councillor to the King's highness.
27 Sept.
R. O. St. P. IV. 660.
1161. The English Commissioners on the Borders to Cromwell.
Have received his letter dated London the 12th inst. Are glad the King is satisfied with their concluding the truce. Caused the French ambassador's letter, which Cromwell forwarded to them, to be conveyed with all speed into Scotland. Send herewith an answer to it from the Chancellor of Scotland. Newcastle, 27 Sept. Signed by Magnus, Clifford, Ellerkar, and Wharton.
Add. : Of the King's Council.
27 Sept.
Cal. B. III. 150. B. M.
1162. Sir George Lawson to Cromwell.
Has received his letter this day, desiring him to pay the King's commissioners their diets. There is no precedent for it, except that when Master Clifford was in commission at Carlisle two years ago the Commissioners received 13s. 4d. per day. The 2,000 men appointed by Northumberland to be at Newcastle on Wednesday 24th were stopped at Darnton, Durham, and Chester by reason of the truce. Desires a warrant to be sent to the abbot of St. Mary's, York, to provide payment. Master Magnus has taken great pains in procuring the abstinence, and entertaining the Commissioners. Will attend to his direction touching Cawe Mills. Has paid George Douglas for the keeping of it 207l. 12s. Will be at his house at York in four days. Newcastle, 27 Sept. Signed.
Added in his own hand : "The warrant must needs be 1,500l. at least." Magnus is unwilling he should write on his behalf, as he has never had any allowance for his expences, and will never ask for the same, but is ready at all times to do his best.
Pp. 2. Add. : Master Cromwell, Esquire, and of the King's most honorable Council.
27 Sept.
Camusat, 11.
1163. Cardinal Tournon to Francis I.
Repaired to the Pope immediately on the receipt of Francis' letter, desiring the prorogation of the suspension of the censures contained in the sentence lately given on the English business, and requested him to grant it. He replied that he desired to do all he could for Francis, but that this was a matter which he could not despatch except in Consistory, and he believed the Cardinals would raise difficulties. Besought him to explain to the Cardinals the reason why Francis made the request, namely, because he hopes to bring about a good result at this interview. At length the Pope resolved to propose the prorogation to the Cardinals, which he did with such wise persuasions that no cardinal could oppose it, and it was concluded in Consistory yesterday. Francis can inform the English ambassadors that the affair is assured for this month. "Il est bien venu à propos du sejour que le Pape a esté contrainct de faire icy avec le nombre de Cardinaux que nous y sommes." But for this there would have been no Consistory till the interview ; and yet the month of September would have passed, which was what one feared. The weather is so bad that Francis' galleys have never been able to approach this place, although M. d'Albanye has often essayed to do so. Are waiting for them from day to day. On their arrival the Pope intends to embark as soon as possible. Piza, Saturday, 27 Sept. 1533. Signed : F. card. de Tournon.
Fr. Add.
27 Sept.
Vienna Archives.
1164. Chapuys to Charles V.
The day before yesterday I went to the country to find Cromwell, who had gone hawking, in order to talk with him and learn something. After some other conversation we came to speak about the Queen, and took an opportunity of setting before him the remonstrances I had already made, exhorting him to do his utmost to induce the King his master to take back the Queen ; which I affirmed was a thing easy to do, considering the King's great prudence, virtue, and courtesy, if he and the rest of the Council would agree to it, and that it was much easier to remedy now than it would have been to prevent it before the things which had been done ; for the King would have resented being unable to put his intention into effect ; but now, having accomplished his desires in everything, and influenced by several considerations, especially the moderation shown by your Majesty, and the extreme patience of the Queen, it was to be hoped he would come to reason, and obey the Holy See and the sentence so justly given. This would augment the general opinion of the English nation that they were more ready to recognise their error than any other people. But as it might be with the King as with wicked monks, who, not for devotion but for pure shame, dare not abandon the habit, and for some point or scruple of honor or suspicion of lightness, he might make himself more intractable, I pointed out that the King's reputation on doing this would not be injured, but very greatly increased ; and for his greater satisfaction, if the King would agree to it, your Majesty might be got to send personages hither, or give me a commission very urgently and affectionately to request him to take back the Queen ; which request could be made in such a form as to take away all suspicion that he did it from fear ; and, moreover, that the Queen might swear solemnly, in presence of Parliament or elsewhere, that she had never been known by prince Arthur, and thus weaken the whole foundation of the King's proceedings. And further, I told him that the King ought not to fear that such a reconciliation would be imputed to him as inconstancy, seeing that the like had occurred to several princes, whom I named to him, especially the Emperor and king of France, Lothair, and Philip I. and III. of France, who by force of justice were compelled to return to their lawful wives, and give up others as adulterers. Cromwell, after thanking me for the affection I showed to his master and the confidence I reposed in him, praised my suggestions and motives, and answered that, as to the sentence given at Rome, which seemed to be my principal ground, it was not to be regarded as of great importance ; for, as the King found by the opinion of several doctors of this realm and of the University of Orleans, it was unjust and invalid ; and the King and every one of them expected it would be revoked, and also that perhaps they would shortly have the definitive sentence in their favor. As to the other point, about sending ambassadors here on the part of your Majesty, or giving me a commission, it would be the most laudable thing in the world, for by this means the regrets, scruples, and remorse of all Christendom would be extinguished, provided the charge of the said ambassadors or my commission should be to conclude or determine this divorce, or take some resolution and assurance as to the manner of living hereafter in order to defeat the slanders and inconveniences which might arise ; but if the charge of the ambassadors contained nothing but the article proposed by me, he saw no hope of effecting it, seeing that matters were too fresh and the King's love too vehement. On this, from one thing to another, he went on to say that it was quite notorious that if your Majesty wished to undertake war against this kingdom, it would be very easy to destroy it, but it would be no great profit to your Majesty ; and it was not to be believed that you, after receiving so many favors from this kingdom, would consent to ruin it. In answer, I said that at least the King could not affirm of the sentence that the Pope had given it through fear of your Majesty, as he had done in the case of the past provisions ; and as for the opinion of the doctors of whom he spoke, I was surprised that he attached importance to it, for the reasons which I told him ; but, moreover, I wondered that he thought your Majesty, on knowing the justice and truth of the case, would treat in prejudice of a sentence so canonically given, which your Majesty would not do for all the world, and that what I had proposed to him proceeded only from myself, out of zeal for the preservation of amity ; and since I had done the duty of an honest man, I did not intend henceforward to take more pains about it, and it was for him and those who have the management of the King's affairs to think about it. He confessed it was true, and that on his side he would do his best, and he watched all occasions to set matters right, but there were some things which he must lead with a long hand (mener de longue main) and discreetly. Hereupon he asked me to send him the books containing the histories of which I had made mention, which I did yesterday morning, and by my messenger he desired me to write to the queen of Hungary to take order that certain rhymes printed in Flanders to the disadvantage of the King his master should be suppressed, and the printing of such things forbidden. He has not informed me of the substance of the said rhymes, intending, as he intimated, to come and tell me about them.
The King has sent to solicit with all diligence a great jurist of Bologna, named Previdello, to come to Nice to discuss the matter of the divorce in this meeting with the bishop of Winchester, who carries a bag full of writings and consultations, and four full of promises, and as many of menaces ; and those here are in hope to gain the Pope. The French ambassador has notified to the Venetian ambassador that the English have lately been reproaching him with the intelligence that the King his master has with the Pope, and that this interview was half to spite them ; but now they did not hold such language to him, but expressed satisfaction at the meeting. The duke of Norfolk told me lately he had been called to the French king's Council, when it was determined to write to your Majesty about the decapitation of Capt. Merveilles, at which not only the said King was very indignant, but also the Dauphin, who had spoken of it with considerable passion (bien affectueusement). In relating the case the Dauphin had named the duke of Milan. The said Duke (King?) reproved him for having given that title to another than himself ; on which he readily corrected the error. Your Majesty will judge better than I if the intention of the said Duke in that matter was sound.
Since my last letters there has been nothing new about the treatment of the Queen and Princess, nor about the affairs of Scotland ; nor do I see any appearance of their obeying the censures of the Pope unless they be accompanied with the remedies of which I have before written. And as the good bishop of Rochester says, who sent to me to notify it, the arms of the Pope against these men, who are so obstinate, are more frail than lead, and that your Majesty must set your hand to it, in which you will do a work as agreeable to God as going against the Turk. And if matters were to come to a rupture, perhaps it would not be mal à propos that your Majesty should use all means possible to draw to you or get into your power the son (fn. 2) of the Princess's governess, daughter of the duke of Clarence, to whom, according to the opinion of many, the kingdom would belong. The said son is now studying at Padua. For the great and singular virtue of the Duke (i.e. Pole), besides that he is of the King's kindred, both on the father's side (fn. 3) and the mother's, and for the pretension that he and his brother might have to the kingdom, the Queen would like to bestow the Princess on him in marriage rather than any other ; and the Princess would not refuse. He and his brothers have many kinsmen and allies, of whose services your Majesty might thus make use, and gain the greater part of the realm. I beg you to take my bold advice in good part, which is only prompted by my desire to serve you. Among the other allies of the said personage is lord Abergavenny (Burgain), one of the most powerful, wise, and prudent lords of England, who is ill pleased with the King because he detained him long in prison with the duke of Buckingham, his father-in-law, who left therein his person, while Abergavenny left his feathers, that is to say, a great part of his revenue, which he will be glad by some means to get back again, and revenge himself. He had charge lately, when I was in Court, to bring me back (de me ramener de la necessite(fn. 4) ), and then said to me that he would have been glad to talk with me, but had no opportunity ; and only observed that there was not a gentleman in the world who would more heartily do service to your Majesty than he, and that possibly your Majesty would perceive it some day. And because the King would follow entirely the inclination of Cromwell, who preceded us, and kept listening (et nous alloit tenant les oreilles), we had no opportunity of conversation. Nevertheless, the anxiety he expressed to declare his intention induced him to show me all the cordiality he could by taking me by the arm. (fn. 5)
I thought he had been called to Court for some affair of importance, but it was only for a foolish matter, viz. to send him to the duchess of Norfolk, who is his wife's sister, to make an arrangement between her and the Duke her husband, whom she would not see or hear, because he is in love with a young lady of the King's concubine, called Holland. For this reason, since his return to France he had not dared to go and see the Duchess till after the embassy of the said lord Abergavenny, who went at once to the point, promising that the Duke should henceforth be a good husband. London, 27 Sept. 1533.
Fr., hol., pp. 7. From a modern copy.
28 Sept.
R. O. Pocock, II. 522.
1165. Karne and Boner to Cromwell.
Thanks for his singular goodness. Request him to deliver the enclosed letters to the King. Susa, 28 Sept. 1533. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
28 Sept.
Add. MS. 28,586, f. 16. B. M.
1166. Count of Cifuentes to Charles V.
Yesterday a Consistory was held, at which the Pope proposed a prorogation for one month of the term for declaring censures against the king of England, that he might come to a knowledge of his error. As the intended interview with the French king has not yet taken place, this prorogation was granted. Intends to go to the Pope tomorrow and complain about it. It is said that the king of England has deprived Campeggio of his rents there. Advises the Emperor to recompense him.
The duke of Norfolk will not come to the interview. The bishop of Winchester is already at the French court, having been sent to the interview in place of the Duke. Anna de Bolans has been delivered of a daughter named Ysabel. Directly she was baptised she was proclaimed princess of England.
* Juan Luys has come. The Pope said he wanted him, not to discuss the Queen's case, but for other matters. Pisa, 28 Sept. 1533.
Sp., pp. 4, modern copy.
28 Sept.
R. O.
1167. Sir Christopher Dacre to Cromwell.
Writes in excuse for his cousin John Leyghe, one of the deputies of the Marches, who has so many matters in charge under the Lord Warden that he cannot conveniently obey a summons to appear before Cromwell in the octaves of Michaelmas. He has sent up his servant to Dr. Leyghe to inquire the cause of his summons, and to ask a longer day. Carlisle, 28 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To Master Thomas Cromwell, one of the King's Highness' most honorable Council.
28 Sept.
R. O.
1168. Thomas Prior of Christchurch, Canterbury, to Cromwell.
Has received his letter for Brian Talbot, keeper of Westwell Park. Has been advised to put him from his office by Mr. Barker for his misbehaviour, as Mr. Attorney will explain when he comes to London. But as Cromwell wishes that he should continue, is content. Canterbury, Sunday, 28 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Councillor.
29 Sept.
R. O.
1169. Christopher Hales to Cromwell.
Till now I could not conveniently get together the official and parson of Aldyngton, whom I now send to you. The parson is a man of good fame ; and if the official have not offended in the manner presupposed, I can speak largely for his honesty. I can find no spot of matter in his house, but your industry in this will be much commended. As to your writing that Dr. Bokkyng is in the Tower by the King's command, I am sorry he has given cause to be so used, but for the cause given I lament not his correction. He is more worthy of punishment than others who are destitute of learning. I am relieved of my great disease. If I may continue well during the cold of this winter, I trust to be safe from it for ever. Canterbury, Michaelmas, at night.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Councillor.
29 Sept.
R. O.
1170. Thomas Houth to the Earl of Kildare.
Your servant Wolff is indebted to the bearer, as appears by bills of Wolff's son-in-law's hand. I ascertained at the Steelyard that the handwriting was his, by the evidence of Geo. Gyes, the alderman's deputy, and others, who told me that the one bill was of 32l. 14s. 9d., the other 9l., and that Wolff had the goods for which these sums were due. Wolff showed me in Ireland that he had debts in England, which he left money to pay in a factor's hand at the Steelyard. Found that he had left goods, but not sufficient. I persuaded the bearer not to appeal to the King, trusting to have justice otherwise. It is noised here that Wolff is with your Lordship in the wars, at liberty to do right or wrong, and had done many "gay feats." This I contradicted, saying your Lordship would promote justice as much as any in Ireland. I trust therefore you will do the bearer justice. His name is Peter Rych. London, Michaelmas Day. Hol., pp. 2. Add.
R. O. 2. Inventory of "goods of John Wolf which were and yet be in the keeping of Sir William Skevyngton, late deputy of Ireland, and divers of his servants that by diligent and great inquiry came to knowledge."
1. With Mr. Skevyngton, a gold ring with a "turkes," worth 20l., which Wolf offered him as a present on condition that Skevington should take surety for the value of Wolf's goods, but the condition was not fulfilled ; also broken gold in an alabaster pot, and other goods. 2. With Master Colley, Skevyngton's son-in-law, a cross-bow with a "rake" (rack). 3. With Mr. Catesby, his nephew, "a writing standish, and a round ball gilt for sealing thread to hang out of to seal withal." 4. With Rob. Jenner, his surgeon, a bedstead, &c. 5. With Mr. Brutton, his servant, a hand gun. 6. With John Alen another hand gun, "and also a stanyd clothe of Fortune."
P. 1.
29 Sept.
R. O.
1171. The Hanaper of Chancery.
Journal of fees received for writs and patents from Monday, 30 Sept. [24 Hen. VIII.], to Monday, 29 Sept. [25 Hen. VIII.] The names of the grantees in a number of the patents are given. Examined by J. Croke, controller of the Hanaper.
Pp. 22.
29 Sept.
R. O.
1172. The Duke of Norfolk.
Compotus of Jas. Danyell and other receivers of Thos. duke of Norfolk, in various counties, from Mich. 24 to Mich. 25 Hen. VIII.
Large paper, pp. 74 (of which 10 pages are blank).
29 Sept.
R. O.
1173. Escheated Lands, &c.
"Valor" of the possessions of Jasper late duke of Bedford in cos. Notts and Derby, and of other lands in the King's hands in cos. Heref. and Salop ; of the late duke of Buckingham's lands in Yorkshire ; of the lands of Sir Will. Stanley, Coopersioners landes, Warwick's lands, &c.
Lands in possession of Katharine dowager of prince Arthur as part of her dowry in Essex and Suff., Mich. 25 Hen. VIII., 114l. 14s. 7¼d.
Large paper, pp. 7.
29 Sept.
R. O.
1174. The Earl of Devon's Lands.
Compotus of Thos. Spurwey, receiver general of the lands which descended to Edw. Courteney late earl of Devon, on the death of his father Sir Hugh Courteney, as well as those purchased by the said Earl in cos. Cornw., Devon, Somerset, and Surrey, from Mich. 24 to Mich. 25 Hen. VIII.
Total receipt in Devon, Soms., and Surrey, 532l. 19s. 1¾d. and two-thirds of a halfpenny ; in Cornwall, 235l. 15s. 2d. and two-thirds of a halfpenny.
Large paper, pp. 8.
29 Sept.
R. O.
1175. The Bishopric of Worcester.
Account of John Hornywold, receiver general of the temporalities of Jerome bishop of Worcester, from Mich. 24 to Mich. 25 Hen. VIII.
Total receipts, 975l. 17s. 10d. Expences allowed, 272l. 11s. 0¼d.
Large paper, pp. 8. Endd.
29 Sept.
R. O.
1176. Dartmoor Forest.
Draft of a bill for the King's signature for letters patent to be made to Thos. Cromewell, squire, chancellor of the Exchequer, John Row, serjeant-at-law, John Uvedale, the Queen's secretary, John Rastall, Martin Pirry, John Braban, [Humphrey Bonvyle?], (fn. 6) John Wheddon, John Bobych, and Rob. Copper, goldsmith, giving them a 50 years' lease of the lead mines in Dartmoor Forest, Devon, from Mich. 25 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 5.
R. O. 2. Grant by John Roo to Thomas Cromwell, chancellor of the Exchequer, of the tenth part of all the metal, wrought and melted, obtained from the lead mines in Dartmore forest, Devon, of which a 50 years' lease was granted to them both by the King from Mich. 25 Hen. VIII., at a rent of the tenth part of all the lead obtained.
Draft, pp. 2. Large paper.
30 Sept.
R. O.
1177. T. Derbye to Richard Cromwell.
As much haste is made by one of Mr. Norris's servants for three bondmen to whom the King has granted manumission, and "my master, your uncle, is privy of the signature of the bill," sends a warrant for the signet. Wishes it to be speedily sped, as the poor men have spent all their substance in the suit, and it is a charitable deed to help them forward. London, Tuesday crastino Michaelis.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To Mr. Richard Crumwell or Master Sadler, being at Hampton Court, or at Master Hennage's, or, in their absence, to some of Master Cromwell's servants there.
30 Sept.
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1178. Edward Conwey to Cromwell.
I am summoned by the sheriff of Warwickshire to appear at London the 8th day after Michaelmas, "to make a fine for that I was not knight." I have hurt my leg, and cannot come up until Martylmasse tide. I beg therefore you will feel no displeasure. I trusted that my son, who is the Queen's servant, would have taken some way with you as promised. Divers of my neighbours have been discharged, and I can as ill bear the expence as any of my degree in Warwickshire. From Arow, 30 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council.
30 Sept.
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1179. Thos. Lord Lawarre to Lady Lisle.
Is glad to hear that lord and lady Lisle are in good health. Thanks her for three dozen and 10 quails. The residue was lost in the carriage. My lord of Chichester shall have half the sturgeon. Halfnakyd, 30 Sept.
His wife desires to be recommended to lord and lady Lisle. Signed.
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30 Sept.
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1180. Robert Bishop of Chichester to Lord and Lady Lisle.
Has seen their letter directed to lord Lawarre, for which he thanks them, and will do the best in his power. Aldyngbourne, 30 Sept. Signed.
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30 Sept.
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1181. Guilbert de Brun, M.D., to Lord Lisle.
A gentleman of Calais has requested me, on your behalf, to send you my son, with some good cassia and rhubarb to take when you feel yourself unwell. The moon will be full on Friday next, and after that will be a good time to take medicine. So after that I will send my son with the medicines when you please, to show you how to use them ; or I will come myself if desired. St. Omer, 30 Sept. 1533.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
30 Sept. R. O. 1182. Christopher Wellyfed to John Williamson.
It has pleased God to call my mother to His mercy, so that I have now neither father nor mother. Please inform my uncle (Cromwell), that it may please him to help me to one of Dr. Lee's benefices. I greatly fear that if I offended him by any chance it would be to my utter undoing, considering that he will be soon angry. When I was last in London, it was reported that I was more delighted to search corners than to remember the death of my mother. I refer me to my cousin Walter if it were so. Cambridge, 30 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To his well-beloved cousin. Master John Willemson.

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1183. X. W. (Chr. Wellyfed) to Cromwell.
Has written to him his great desire to know of his health, for which he will pray God without ceasing. Cromwell knows that both the writer's parents are dead, that he is in some measure without means ; and therefore, as his nephew, begs some promotion of Cromwell.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add. : Right worshipful.
30 Sept.
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1184. Walter Smyth to Cromwell.
I moved you of a priory near me, called Nuneaton, that keeps no good rule either to God or the world ; for one of the nuns is with child now, and all the country is surprised, the convent being a house of such great lands. Please move the King in this matter, that, as he is founder, there may be a new prioress, and his Grace shall have 100l. for his lawful favor, and you shall have 40l. for yourself ; and thus doing you shall have thanks of God and the world. Let me know your pleasure by the bearer. Scherforde, 30 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council. Endd.
30 Sept.
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1185. The Princess Mary.
View of the expences of the household of lady Mary for one year, 1 Oct. 24 Hen. VIII. to 30 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII.
Remainder of victuals, 122l. 15s. 2¼d. "Onus parcellarum in officiis," viz. : —bakehouse and pantry, 194l. 4s. 5¼d. ; buttery, 488l. 16s. 9d. ; wardrobe, 238l. 0s. 3d. ; kitchen, 187l. 15s. 3d. ; emptor', 765l. 16s. 0½d. ; poultry, 276l. 9s. 11¾d. ; scullery, 93l. 1s. 9d. ; saucery, 13l. 19s. 2d. ; hall and chamber, 39l. 11s. 11d. ; stable, 69l. 10s. ; wages, 411l. 13s. 7½d. = 2,778l. 19s. 2d. Total charge, 2,901l. 14s. 4¼d.
Deductions :—Victuals remaining, 96l. 2s. 1d. ; third penny, 104l. 7s. 2½d. ; victuals sold, 16l. 1s. 3d. Total, 216l. 10s. 6½d.
Expenditure, 2,685l. 3s. 9¾d.
View of the account of Wm. Cholmeley, cofferer of the Household, for the same year.
Received from Sir Brian Tuke, treasurer of the Chamber, 2,636l. 11s. 0¼d. ; third penny and victuals sold, 120l. 8s. 5½d. Total, 2,756l. 19s. 5¾d. ; leaving a surplus of 158l. 10s. 8½d.
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1186. The Princess Mary.
"Articles to be proponed and showed on our behalf unto our daughter lady Mary and all other the officers and servants of her household by our right trusty and right well-beloved cousins and councillors the earls of Oxford, Essex, and Sussex, and by our trusty and right well-beloved clerk and councillor, the Dean of our chapel, whom we send at this time unto our said daughter."
1. They are to assemble on Wednesday next at Chemsforth, and, after communicating with each other on their charge, repair to Beaulieu, where "our said daughter" now abides, and there declare their credence as follows by the mouth of the Dean of the chapel, viz. :—
2. That the King is surprised to be informed, both by lord Hussye's letters and by his said daughter's own, delivered by one of her servants, that she, forgetting her filial duty and allegiance, attempts, in spite of the commandment given her by lord Hussy, and by the letters of Sir Will. Pallett, controller of the Household, arrogantly to usurp the title of Princess, pretending to be heir apparent, and encourages to do the like, declaring that she cannot in conscience think but she is the King's lawful daughter, born in true matrimony, and believes the King in his own conscience thinks the same. That to prevent her pernicious example spreading, they have been commanded to declare to her the folly and danger of her conduct, and how the King intends that she shall use herself both as to her title and as to her household. That she has worthily deserved the King's high displeasure and punishment by law, but that on her conforming to his will he may incline of his fatherly pity to promote her welfare.
Draft, pp. 3. (fn. 7) Endd. : "Articles to be purposed to my lady Mary ;" and below, erroneously, "Ao XXXmo."

Calig. B. III. 229. B. M. St. P. IV. 661.
1187. Northumberland to Henry VIII.
On Friday, 26 Sept. inst. your Commissioners declared to me they had concluded a truce with Scotland. Called Sir Geo. Lawson, and addressed letters that day "for dissolving of your garrison ; then repaired into the country, to Durham, Derneton, and other towns thereabouts, to have been in the town of Newcastle upon Wednesday at night last, like to my former letters unto that same ; who was there stayed upon relation made to your Highness' Commissioners by Sir James Colvell, one of the Scots Commissioners, which at length I trust your Highness' Commissioners doth advertise." As Lawson had no money to dissolve the garrison, Northumberland advanced some, leaving them to be paid at York for their coats, conduct money, and wages at a day to be certified by Lawson. It is said in Scotland the repair of your garrison to the Borders hastened the conclusion of the abstinence. There is certainly as great dissension in Scotland as ever,—Murray and Argyle at feud with Huntley for the murder of the laird of Lynsay. The King has in vain tried to make them agree, and pretends to be ill "of a soore fois." Is consulting with Clifford, Wharton, and the gentlemen of Northumberland for the establishment of the Borders ; after which he will attend on the King.
Copy by Magnus.

Vesp. C. XIV. 252. B. M.
1188. The Queen's Jointure.
Remembrances unto the Queen's grace for divers and sundry matters that be needful for her gracious pleasure to be known in. Whether the Queen's farmers, who have many years to come by the Princess Dowager's leases, according to the Act of Parliament, and have offered good fines, shall have new leases. The Queen's signature is required to the bill of the farmers, for the discharge of her Commissioners. Whether her Council shall see if the Commissioners have done good service in letting the farms, and stay anything that is amiss. When the book of surveys has been examined, new leases should be drawn in paper by the clerk of the Council Chamber, according to the surveyor's instructions, and then examined and signed by three of the Council. It is thought that this order will be good warrant to Mr. Chancellor for sealing the leases. The same order is recommended for bills for offices. Whether leases not brought in before Michaelmas shall be made void, and how they shall be examined. Whether the leases of farmers who have paid no fines, but a yearly increase, some 20s. a year, some 30s., shall be void, or how they shall be examined.
Pp. 2. Endd. at f. 256 (fn. 8) b.

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1189. The Queen's Jointure.
"M[oney r]eceived by Griffith Richards* this year, from the determination of his [account in Ma]rche last past, as hereafter ensueth, anno regni Regis Henrici Octavi XXVto."
Of the receivers of Essex and Norf., of the honor of Berkhampstede, and of Hertford ; of Sir ... Walden, receiver of Kent ; of Ed ... ssy, receiver of Lincolnshire ; of Chas. Bulkeley, receiver of Wiltshire ; of Sir Edm. Tame, receiver of Gloucester ; of T[homa]s Havarde, receiver of Hereford ; of ... stice, receiver of Berkshire ; of ... Darell, bailiff of Chilton. Total, with arrcars of fee-farms received this year, 1,915l. 19s. 9½d.
ii. A list of fee-farms to be received this year from various towns, manors, and abbeys. Total, 787l. 17s. 2¼d.
Large paper, pp. 2. Mutilated.

Cleop. E. V. 286. B. M. Wilkins, III. 783. Burnet, VI. 86.
1190. Bidding Prayer.
The order for a form of bidding prayers for the King, queen Anne, and the lady Elizabeth.

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1191. [News From Flanders.]
At the Council kept by the lady Regent by the Emperor's command it was determined that if the King did not take back his old wife, the Emperor should make war upon him to the uttermost ; but he will give the King two or three months' notice. He has ordered a number of Almains to be ready in Zealand to sail for Scotland to invade England. The lords of Flanders, however, do not incline to have war with England, though they are willing to deliver ships to carry the men-of-war to Scotland. It is said the Emperor is preparing a great army to invade England, and that many great men of England have intelligence with him ; "and also to have queen Katherine with them, and to assist her from field to field as they shall march forwards, with her crown upon her head."
"My Lord, it shall please you to take respect to the last article."
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1192. John Erley.
His complaint to Cromwell as one of the King's council, setting forth that he had preached at Trowbrydge and Mylsam by authority of the bishop of Salisbury, and afterwards at Thornbery, Acton, and elsewhere, either by licence of the incumbent, or in the churchyard, as at Thornbury, where, having no licence, he was invited to preach by the mayor and his brethren ; that at Marshfeeld one Mr. Key caused him to be arrested, saying he was one of Master Latymer's disciples, who had done more hurt in this country than Luther, especially as he was admitted to preach by the King's Council. "Mr. Key answered that Latomer was admitted by them that were of his own sect ; affirming also that if Mr. Latomer or your orator came to him with the writing of our sovereign lord the King, or with my lord of Canterbury's authority, he would set both Mr. Latomer and your Orator fast by the feet ; and to conclude he said that he would not obey the letters of our sovereign lord the King in such matters." Of this those present can bear witness.
Was arrested for heresy at Bristol on St. Peter's night last, at the house of his kinsman, David Harrys, by Mr. Mullyngs, parson of Trowbridge, who with great cruelty brought him before the bishop of Bath, had him confined 19 weeks, and made to bear a fagot which was fired on his neck ; though he is ready to die if he ever preached anything against the Catholic faith. Is ready to prove Mullyns's testimony false by his own witnesses. When he came out of prison, he came every day to the Bishop's palace to dinner, where he heard some one bring news from London that there was a princess born. "And then my Lord's secretary said, by our Lord's body, if he had lain with her he would have gotten a boy, or else he would have meddled with her till his eyes did start out of his head. And this was shamefully spoken in presence of all the table. And also Master Elys, one of my Lord's chaplains, telled this to Dr. Nase, being my Lord's steward, in Italian's speech, and Master Nase did reprove my Lord's secretary for his saying. Also such ungracious talking was laughed and jested at among my Lord's servants. Also one of my Lord's chaplains said that he trusted to see the day that my lord of Canterbury should be burned." Was abashed to write this, but felt in duty bound.
Large sheet, p. 1. Endd.

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1193. Mary Baynton.
Articles against Mary Baynton, daughter of Thos. Baynton of Byrlyngton, Yorks., of the age of 18 years, as she says.
At Boston she gave herself out to be the King's daughter, lady Mary, and said "that upon displeasure she was put forth into the broad world to shift for her living." Also she said, "that the French queen was her aunt and her godmother ; and upon a time the said French queen, being of her pleasure in a bayn, and she with her there, looked upon a book and said to her, 'Niece Mary, I am right sorry for you, for I see here that your fortune is very hard. Ye must go a-begging once in your life, either in your youth or in your age' ; and therefore I take it upon me now in my youth, and I intend to go beyond the sea to mine uncle the Emperor, as soon as I may get shipping."
Examined before Nic. Robson, Thos. Brown, and Robt. Pulvertoft.
P. 1. Endd.

Titus, B. I. 493. B. M.
1194. Cromwell's Remembrances.
To send out the letters for Kent, Surrey, Middlesex, Essex, Hertford, and London. To present the King with the letters of Ireland. The diets of the Commissioners upon the Borders. Basing's account for the money he has received from the King for six years. To speak with the vyneters of London. Touching such communication as of late I had with the Emperor's ambassador, sought of himself. What the King's pleasure is shall be done with them of Garnsey. The stranger taken for suspicion of clipping gold. Sir Arthur Darcy's bill for Gersey. A letter sent from my lord of Northumberland for the redemption of Ponynges. The constableship of the Tower of London and of Windsor Castle. The Holy Maid of Court at Strete. The letter sent to the King out of the North. The translating, changing, and selling certain plate out of the Jewel-house, to be converted into plate of other fashion for the King's use. The delivery of the parson of Thame. The 500 mks. forfeited to the King by recognisance and verdict in the county of Bedford. Dr. Benett's commission and letter. Letters to the prioress and convent of Wilton. The sending of young Dr. Lee into Denmark. To survey the obligations, and make a book of them that shall be sued this term. To call upon Guthlake Overton for instructions concerning the surveys. To send for a view of the accounts of Ely. To have a letter from the King to the executors of the bishop of Ely. Letters to be sent to the vicar-general of the bishop of Bangor and to his executors. A letter from the King to the whole religion of the Order of Cicestrencis for 1,000 mks. lately due to the Cardinal, and now due to the King. The signing of Pyntoo's letter. The signing of Sir Bryan Tuke's bill for the diets of the duke of Norfolk and his colleagues. The Queen's New Year's gifts, and what they shall be ; which, as Cornelys reporteth, is palfreys and saddles for her ladies. The escape of a convict and two felons from the prison of Ely. "The ballad made of the Princess by (fn. 9) my lady Mary."
(fn. 10) To send to Mr. Attorney to cause the "seller" of Christ church, with other, to be attached. To know the King's pleasure for Vaux. The presentation for the priests of Plashey. My Lord Chancellor's man's bill. Mr. Willforde, for the hawk. That Dr. Bokkyng gave to Scott all the Nun's book to print, and had 500 of them, the printer 200. To take Hacket's letter to the Court. To show Sir Edw. Seymour's answer to the King. To see my lord of Northumberland's recognisances. "Of the finding out 560 crowns of the Garnesey men." The books of the two colleges. The marsh at Lesenes to be measured and allotted. To call for all my memorials. To have a book made of the King's obligations that shall be sued this term. To know what obligations remain in Master Attorney's hands, and in Skott's hands. The confession of the printer that printed the Nun's book. Bassyng's account. One that hath counterfeited the King's warrant with this word : "Serve thys." To remember the examination of Dr. Bokkyng and Bacheler Haddeley, and the falsehood of the former. To take with me the estimations of the accounts for the Princess Dowager. Call for the obligation due to the bishop of Winchester. Fox to be put in suit this term. To take with me the last letters of the earl of Northumberland and Geo. Lawson. The book containing the will of lord Dacres of the South. "To remember Doffeld, the yeoman of the Crown's matter the King touching my Lord Chancellor." The money paid to Geo. Tayler for the Queen. The 1,604l. paid for my lord of Northumberland's lands. The Friar Observant's letter to the Holy Maiden.
Pp. 3. Partly in Cromwell's hand. Endd.
Sept./Grants. 1195. Grants in September 1533.
1. John Hoddour of Chidiocke, Dorset, butcher. Pardon for having, on the 5th June 22 Hen. VIII., broken and entered the close of Rob. Salter, at Whytechurch, Dorset, and stolen therefrom a bullock. Westm., 1 Sept.—Pat. 25 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 7.
2. Wm. Olyver alias Cromer, a native of Mynch, in the county of Artoys. Denization. Westm., 25 Aug. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. 4 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
3. John Reede. To be keeper of the King's Wardrobe and Vestry at Westminster ; with 6d. a day as keeper of the Wardrobe, and 2d. a day as keeper of the Vestry. Westm., 25 Aug. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. 4 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
4. Hen. Norman, one of the masters of the King's ships. Licence to export 100 weys of cheese and butter, 300 tuns of beer, and 600 qrs. of beans. Sutton park, 5 Aug. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Sept.—P.S.
5. Geo. Carewe, chaplain. Presentation to the parish church of Lydford, Exeter dioc., void by death. Greenwich, 3 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 5 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
6. Mons. de Langy, one of the gentlemen of the French king's Privy Chamber. Licence to carry out of the realm by his servant 10 horses. Greenwich, 5 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Sept.—S.B.
7. John Parker, yeoman of the Wardrobe of Robes. To be ranger of the King's forest in the Isle of Wight, called Parkehurst alias Caresbroke, with fees of 10 marks a year, as enjoyed by Geo. Fraunces, or any late occupant of the office, out of the issues of the King's lands in the said isle ; on surrender of patent 26 Jan. 23 Hen. VIII., being a grant of the same office in a different form. Guildford, 28 July 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
8. Michael Borsert, maker of "selles" for the King's mules. Passport, as the King is sending him beyond the sea. Greenwich, 14 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
9. John Barlowe. To be purveyor of the King's works in the palace and manor of Westminster, vice Geo. Lord, deceased, with fees of 8d. a day, Greenwich, 7 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Sept.— P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
10. John Wilsdon, one of the yeomen ushers of the King's Chamber. Grant, in reversion, of 6d. a day as fee of the Crown, on the death or surrender of John God, John Thomas, John Rolt, John Samforde, Hugh Parker, John West, John Parker, Will. Dissheborne, Will. Guysnham, Adam Holand, Philip Wilde, John Davy, Tho. Tothebye, Edw. Ingham, Ric. Forster, Will. Pole, Simon Burton, Laurence Serle, Edw. Levissay, John Bedon, Geo. Node, Will. Dawe, John Southall, Lewis ap Watkyn, Ric. Leighton, Hugh Davy, Will. Alee, Tho. Guylliam, John Flammok, and Peter Young, or any one of them. Del. Westm., 15 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
11. Margaret marchioness of Dorset, widow of Thomas late marquis of Dorset. Custody of the possessions of the said Thomas in England, Wales, Calais, and the marches thereof, during the minority of Henry now marquis of Dorset, son and heir of the said late Marquis, at the annual rent of 333l. 6s. 8d. Greenwich, 14 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
12. Edm. Smyth, one of the esquires of the Royal Body. Reversion of the office of Remembrancer of the Exchequer, which was granted by patent 12 June 4 Hen. VIII. to Edm. Denny, deceased, and John Smyth, in survivorship. Del. Westm., 16 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 16.
13. Reginald Whiteacres, one of the yeomen ushers of the King's Chamber. Annuity of 3l. for life out of the issues of the manor of Burstwyke in Holderness, York, in the King's hands by the forfeiture of Edward late duke of Buckingham, from the day of the death of Ralph Warberton, deceased. Guildford, 1 Aug. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Sept.— P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
14. Tho. Eynon, clk. Presentation to the parish church of Bemerton, Salisbury dioc., void by death, and at the King's disposal by the voidance of the monastery of Wilton, Salisbury dioc. Greenwich, 15 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
15. Tho. Lynde. To be one of the King's serjeants at-arms, with fees of 12d. a day. Del. Westm., 21 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
16. Chr. Draper. Grant in reversion of the corrody in the monastery of Malmesbury, Wilts, now held by John a Guilliams. Greenwich, 14 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Sept.—P.S.
17. Sir Arthur Darcy, knight of the Royal Body. Grant in reversion of the office of warden, governor, and captain of the island of Jersey, and castle of Gurreye, alias Mountergyll, with the fees enjoyed in that office by John Nanfan, deceased, and Hugh Vaughan, late governors, and Sir Anth. Ughtred, knight of the Royal Body, the present governor ; the said office having been granted by patent 19 Sept. 17 Hen. VIII. to the said Sir Anthony in reversion, the then occupant being the said Hugh, who has surrendered the patent of 2 July 17 Hen. VIII., by which he held it, whereby the office now belongs to the said Sir Anthony. Del. Westm., 23 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 18.
18. Master Nich. Shaxton, S.T.P. Presentation to the parish church of Fouleston with chapel annexed, Salisbury dioc., void by death, and at the King's disposal by the voidance of the monastery of Wilton, Salisbury dioc. Del. —, 23 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII. —S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
19. John Sent John. To be one of the serjeants at-arms to attend on the King during the parliamentary vacation, and on the Speaker during the session, with 12d. a day and livery. Del. Westm., 23 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 17.
20. Eliz. Tamworth, widow. Custody of the possessions of Tho. Tamworth, deceased, her late husband, who, conjointly with Andrew lord Wyndesore, Sir Ric. Lyster, chief baron of the Exchequer, Sir John Daunce, John Hales, second baron of the Exchequer, Tho. Matson, John Mores, Nich. Robertson, Tho. Paynell, Tho. Robertson, John Mynne, and Nic. Talbott, was seised to the use of the said Thomas and his heirs, and held of the King as of the castle of Dovor ; to hold the said custody during the minority of John Tamworth, son and heir of the said Thomas ; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Del. Westm., 23 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 19.
21. Henry Knyvet, one of the gentlemen of the Privy Chamber. Grant in tail male of the manor or lordship of Cundor Doryngton and Ryton, Salop, which came to the hands of Henry VII. by the attainder of Sir Francis Lovell late viscount Lovell. Del. Westm., 25 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
22. Tho. Vaughan, one of the serjeants of the Mace. To be steward of the lordships of Clifford, Glasbury, and Wynserton, Marches of Wales, and constable of Clifford castle ; which offices were held by Sir Ric. à Cornewall, deceased. Greenwich, 24 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
23. Thos. Walker. To be warden or master of the college of Plecy, London dioc., in the King's patronage by the attainder of Edward late duke of Buckingham, vice Chr. Johnson, last master, deceased ; on the nomination (according to the statutes of the college) of the said Thomas, and John Wylmy. Greenwich, 24 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 16.
24. Rob. Bradshawe. Reversion of the office of keeper, for life, of the Wardrobe of Beds in the manor of Woodstocke, Oxon, with fees of 4d. a day ; which office was granted by pat. 4 Aug. 8 Hen. VIII. to John Segewike, then a page of the Wardrobe of Beds, during good conduct. Guilforde, 29 July 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Sept. —P.S.
25. Sir Nic. Carewe. Reversion of the office of the King's otter-hunter, now held by Chr. Rochester ; with 3½d. a day for himself, 4½d. for the keeping of six otter hounds, 1½d. a day for wages of a page under him, and 9d. a day for the keeping of 12 hounds ; to be paid by the collectors of customs of the port of Southampton. Chobham, 9 Aug. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 16.


  • 1. The King was at Greenwich towards the end of September in 1532 and 1533.
  • 2. Reginald Pole.
  • 3. He was not on the father's side.
  • 4. Blank in copy.
  • 5. "Toutesfoys, Sire, l'affection quil monstroit avoir de ne (qu. me?) declarer son intencion l'induisoit de cop sur cop me fere feste en me sarrant le bras par soubz lequel il me menoit."
  • 6. This name is struck out.
  • 7. The two leaves found apart.
  • 8. Receiver general of the Queen's lands.
  • 9. "by," i.e. signifying or referring to.
  • 10. The memoranda which follow are all in Cromwell's own hand.