Henry VIII: October 1533, 1-10

Pages 497-514

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

This free content was digitised by double rekeying and sponsored by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. All rights reserved.

Page 497
Page 498
Page 499
Page 500
Page 501
Page 502
Page 503
Page 504
Page 505
Page 506
Page 507
Page 508
Page 509
Page 510
Page 511
Page 512
Page 513
Page 514

October 1533, 1-10

1 Oct.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 480.
1196. Truce With Scotland.
Indenture made at Newcastle, 1 Oct. 1533, between Sir Jas. Colvill and Adam Otterburne of Aldhame, commissioners of James V., and Thos. Magnus, archdeacon of East Riding, Sir Thos. Clifford, captain of Berwick, Sir Ralph Ellerkar, and Sir Thos. Whertoun, commissioners of Hen. VIII., for one year's truce to end at Mich. next. All unlawful attempts since 2 July to be redressed according to the laws of the Borders, as ordained in the peace concluded at Berwick, 14 Dec. 1528. Signed by the Scotch Commissioners. (fn. 1)
Vellum, mutilated.

R. O.
1197. The Marches. (fn. 2)
Headed : "Sir William Eure. The number of the bills that is filed and delivered for since I entered to be deputy warden of the Marches is five score and above, beside mony (many) that be agreed and quit that our books makes no mention of the sum that is delivered for before me and the officers of Scotland is 500l. and above." The following are the offenders on the English side :
1. Under Sir Thos. Clifford, captain of Berwick. i. In the castle : Rob., Hoghon (i.e. Hugh), Andrew and Ric. Story, Nich. and Chas. Downe, and Geo. Bulloke. ii. Soldiers in the town : Geo., Ric., and Leonard Hurde, Sandy Sanderson, Roland and Will. Karston, Arche Dodys, Jo. Browne, Edw. Syme, Jo. Hewart, Will. Anderson. iii. Belonging to Clifford's dwelling, of Grayeland, in Glendell : Mich. and Gilb. Walles, Thos. F ..., John, Lionel, Geoffrey, Adam, Will., Davy, and Monghay Story, Little Will Story, John Glend ..., Robyn Story, Farghe Watson, Jo. Watson, Matt. Parke, and Wat. Bell. iv. In Hethepolle : Cuthbert, Mark, Sandy, Geoffrey, Martin, and Jas. Story, Andrew and Chr. Lytell, Monghay, Thos., Wylle, and Simonde (?) Story. v. In Norham : Rob. and Adam Scote and five others. vi. In Hurde : John Honter, Geo Mechelson, and Jo. Lee.
2. Under Sir Geo. Gray : Geo. Leddlell (?) and Jo. Nesbet.
3. Under Lionel Gray : Rauff Smythe and two others.
4. In Norhamshire, under Sir Will. Eure : Geo. and Leonard Selby, of the Herrons' lands, and five others.
5. In Glendell : Jo. Redderfurthe and four others.
Pp. 2.
1 Oct.
MS. Cantab. Dd. xiii. 26.
1198. The Divorce.
"The record of the proceedings at twelve sessions of the Papal Commissioners in the matter of the divorce of Catherine of Arragon from Henry VIII.
Begins : In Dei nomine Amen. Per præsens publicum instrumentum cunctis appareat evidenter quod ultimo die mensis Maii, A.D. secundum cursum et computationem ecclesiæ Anglicanæ 1529, Indictione II. Pont. Sanctissimi.
At the end are the separate certificates of the notaries William Claiburgh and Richard Watkyns. Fastened to the latter is a letter testimonial respecting these two notaries, by Nicholas Wootton, dated London, 1 Oct. A.D. secundum cursum et computationem ecclesiæ Anglicanæ 1533. Mention is also made of a seal which has been torn off. Every leaf of the record is signed, R. Watkyns."
Parchment, ff. 70. Abstract quoted from Cambridge University Catalogue.
1 Oct.
Harl. MS. 6,807, f. 7. B. M.
1199. The Princess Mary.
"Rotulus Maresc' serenissimæ dominæ Mariæ filiæ metuendissimi domini nostri Henrici VIII. Angliæ et Franciæ Regis fidei defensoris ac domini Hiberniæ, renovatus 1 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII."
Lady governess : The countess of Salisbury, with one chaplain, one gentleman, two gentlewomen, one chamberer, two yeomen, two grooms.
Chamberlain : Lord Huse, "se ixmo."
Vice-Chamberlain : —. (fn. 3)
Ladies and gentlewomen : Lady Margaret Duglasse, lady Matravers, lady Huse, Mrs. Rider, Mrs. Fraunces Aelmer, Mrs. Buttes, Mrs. Peter de Bruxia, Mrs. Giles Duwes, Mrs. Mary Browne, 22 persons in all, per annum 10l.
Chamberers : Mrs. Parker, Mrs. Knight. Launder : Beatrix ap Rice. Schoolmaster : Ric. Fetherston. Chaplains : Sir Wm. Alkington, Sir John Parker. Clerk of the Closet : Sir Ric. Baldwyne. Gentlemen ushers : Robt. Chichester, Ric. Baker, at 7½d. a day. Cupbearer : Sir Owen Carewe, at 7½d. Carver : Hen. Jerningham, 7½d. Sewers : Ant. Coolton, Thos. Grevile, 7½d. Sewer of the Chamber : Thos. Moreton, 7½d. Gentlemen waiters : Peter de Bruxia, Mr. (fn. 4) Giles Duwes, Hugh Penington, Thos. Preston, Hen. Rider, 7½d. each ; Simon Burton, nil. Yeoman usher of the Chamber : Nic. Parfrey, 3d. Garderobe of Robes : John Kene, 3d. ; Thos. Palmer, 40s. a year. Garderobe of Beds : John Bell, 3d. ; Nic. Newes, 40s. Jewelhouse and Revestry : Hen. Collyer, 100s. Minstrels : Gwillam Bowntaunce, Thos. Pyke, David Lloyd, nil. Yeomen of the Chamber : Chr. Wright, Wm. Blakeney, David ap Rice, Giles Sampton, Ralph Hetton, John Williams, 3d. a day. Groom porters : Walter Brudges, 40s. a year. Grooms of the Chamber : Robt. Eyton, Hen. Woodward, Randall Dodde, 40s. Cofferer : Wm. Chelmeley (Cholmeley), 7½d. a day, and 13l. 6s. 8d. reward. Clerk comptroller : Ric. Wilbraham, 7½d. Bakehouse : John Baker, Fras. Fletcher, Ric. Englishe, 3d. ; Hugh Hethins, a boy, 1d. Pantry : Edm. Parker, 3d. ; John Rutter, 40s. a year. Cellar : John Rokes, 7½d. Wm. Baldwyne, 40s. Buttery : Thos. Gent, 3d. David Candeland, 40s. Spicery and Chaundry : Thos. Lawles, 3d. ; Ric. Younge, 40s. Kitchen : Ric. Tomyow, clerk ; Hugh Pigott, Master Cook ; Oliver Hunt, John Curtess, John Emershem, 2 porters and scourers, 4 turners ; wages from 1d. to 7½d. Larder : Michael Wales, 3d. ; John Doune, 40s. "Pullyer" (Poultry) : Thos. Grey, 3d. Scalding-house : Robt. Briesty, 3d. "Squillary" : Thos. Hughes, Edw. Rowsley, Thos. Burbanck, 1d. to 3d. Salsery and pastery : Ric. Whomley, Simon Lambe, 40s. Ewry : Thos. Lilborne, 3d. ; Ric. Bell, 40s. Laundry : Ric. Cook, Wm. Burland, 40s. Almer : Robt. Fawcon, 40s. Acchatry and slaughterhouse : Thos. Savage, Wm. Forde, 3d. ; Thos. Trent, 40s. Stable : John Bury, clerk, 7½d. and 100s. reward. Thos. Smythe, John Higges, John Bell, Hugh David, 3½d. Hall : John Butler, 40s. Porters at gate : John Deacon, nil ; John Barnewell, 40s. Footmen : John Reignoldes, Chas. Morley, Thos. Bigges, 2d. Woodbearer : John Grene, 1d. Total of persons, 162.
Modern copy, pp. 5.
1 Oct.
R. O.
1200. The Council Of Lubeck to [Henry VIII.]
We have received a complaint from your Majesty touching merchandize taken by our Navy within your ports, and partly from your subjects ; at which we are not a little grieved. The act was done without our knowledge and against our orders, as will be seen by the letters we gave to our captains, commanding them to spare your subjects, the Spaniards, the Lusitanes, and Frenchmen. The guilty shall be punished, and restitution made as soon as winter is passed and the seas more calm. Lubeck, 1 kal. Oct.
Pp. 3. Endd. : The copy of a letter sent from Lubeck in English.
1 Oct.
R. O.
1201. The City Of Lubeck to [Henry VIII.]
Requesting the pardon and liberation of their captain (centurio), Mark Meger, as they have no doubt it is manifest that he was not present when that bold crime was committed. Lubeck, i. cal. Oct. '33.
Lat., p. 1. Endd.

R. O.
1202. Merchandise Taken By Lubeckers.
Information addressed to the duke of Norfolk, that about Easter was twelvemonth Thos. Alvard and Thos. Heritage covenanted with Anth. Burnehold, of Flanders, a freeman at Calais, for stone plaster for the King's buildings at Westminster. Burnehold served the King well till about Easter last, when he informed Alvard and Heritage that he durst not venture on the sea for men of war. This they represented to the King, saying they heard the said ships were Scots ; but the King made answer he was assured there was no such cause. Alvard and Heritage then caused Burnehold to cross the sea again on their warrantise, and he provided a ship of 60 mount of plaster, which the Lubecks have taken.
P. 1.
R. O. 2. Account of merchandise, chiefly cloths and flax, taken by the Lubeckers, according to a valuation made in London. The owners are Thos. Coolle, Thos. Gulle, Rob. Willforde, Ralph Foxli, Simon Brikindon, and Master Paget, alderman. Total, including costs of sending messengers to Dover and Rye, 515l. 16s. 8d.
P. 1. Endd.

R. O.
1203. City Of Lubeck to Cromwell.
Desire to know what is the King's resolution respecting the wretched men who are in the sanctuary of the abbot of Westminster, for whom we interceded. Their friends are continually enquiring of us for the King's answer.
Lat., p. 1. Add. : Senatori.
1 Oct.
Nero, B. VII. 91. B. M. Ellis, 2 Ser. II. 45.
1204. Matthew Kynge to Cromwell.
On Friday, 12 Aug., (fn. 5) the Turk's armado was before Coron, consisting of 61 galleys and 20 foists, and 12,000 men on land. The same day Andrew Dory came to succour it with 26 galleys and 24 ships, defeated the Turks with great loss, and sent into Coron victuals for two years, with ordnance and other necessaries. The Turks on land fled like beasts, and left their ordnance and victuals. Dory remained five or six days, and left 4,000 men-at-arms in wages, and returned to Myssyna. There is great death in Constantinople. Venice, 1 Oct. 1533.
Hol., pp. 2. Add. Endd.
1 Oct.
R. O.
1205. Thomas Abbot Of Holme to Cromwell.
I have received yours dated London, 19 Sept., by a servant of Rob. Cokett, named Chr. Saxten, commanding me to appear before the Council to answer such things as may be objected against me. I beg you will be good master to me and my poor monastery, and that we may have a final end without my appearance. I beg credence for Rob. Cokett. At our monastery of Tholme, 1 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : One of the King's Council.
[1 Oct.]
R. O.
1206. Alys Gay to Lady Lisle.
Thanks for the kindness of lord and lady Lisle to her son John Worthe. Commendations to Master John Bassyt, Mistress Phylype, Mistress Anne, and all lady Lisle's children. Wednesday after St. Michael's day.
Hol., p. 1. With a double address on back in the same hand : To my right honorable lady Lyel : and To my worshipful master, Sir Rychard Grenefeld.
2 Oct.
Heylin's Hist. of Q. Mary, 10.
1207. The Princess Mary to [Henry VIII.]
This morning my chamberlain came and informed me that he had received a letier from Sir Will. Paulet, controller of your House, to the effect that I should remove at once to Hertford castle. I desired to see the letter ; in which was written "the lady Mary, the King's daughter," leaving out the name of Princess. Marvelled at this, thinking your Grace was not privy to it, not doubting but you take me for your lawful daughter, barn in true matrimony. If I agreed to the contrary I should offend God ; in all other things you shall find me an obedient daughter. From your manor of Beaulieu, 2 Oct.
2 Oct. Harl. MS. 6,148, f. 31 b. B. M. C.'s Letters, 257. 1208. Cranmer to the Parson Of Che[vening].
The bearer, A. B., my servant, has a grant from Mr. A. to be farmer of his parsonage with you. I desire you, as your vacant houses are most apt for him, to let him reside with you. This arrangement will be more to your convenience than his profit. Otford, 2 Oct.
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book. Add. : "To the parson of Che."

Harl. MS. 6,148, f. 31 b. B. M. C.'s Letters, 258.
1209. Cranmer to the Prioress and Convent Of Wilton.
Is advertised from their letters, brought him by this bearer, Sir Robert F., that they have an election of an abbess, and desire his aid therein. Will do (the King's pleasure being known) all in his power.
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book. Add.
3 Oct.
Cal. B. III. 61. B. M.
1210. [Clifford] "to the late Commissioners Of Scotland."
Commends their diligence in joining the English commissioners for redressing wrongs. On Sunday last, 28 Sept., Mungo Douglas, David Ansley, son to Wille Ansley of Fawles, Robert Haw of Hevyside, Jas. Brown of Clifton Court, and others, spoiled Reddom, took prisoners, and slew Thos. Wandles, an Englishman. Fears the Scotch officers of the Borders will not give redress. Hopes they will see the truce observed, and all transgressions of it, especially about Liddisdale, punished. Berwick, 3 Oct.
Copy, pp. 2.
R. O. 2. Another copy, without date.
3 Oct.
R. O.
1211. M. Constable to Cromwell.
According to the King's commission "for reformation of flokkyng of clothes" in the west parts of Yorkshire, Sir John Nevyll, John Pullayn, and I, sat at Leydes among divers of the clothmakers, but by all the policy we could devise could not obtain proof against the great number of the offenders. Appointed another sitting at Pountifreit, where were Nevill, Serjeant Fairfax, John Pullan, and myself, and I returned a substantial jury, who have taken further day to give their verdict at York. The result I trust to bring with me at my coming up to London. Everyngham, Friday, 3 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council.
3 Oct.
R. O.
1212. [Christopher Mont] to Henry VIII.
Nothing new in Higher Germany, "præter hoc unum quod ... os intentos video in dietam illam quæ Augustæ sum ... ligæ Suevicæ prima Decembris in qua multorum opinio ... de restitucione junioris ducis Virtembergensis ; cujus re[stitu]cio eo magis speratur," partly because they prefer their natural lord to a stranger, partly because the men of Wirtemberg hate Ferdinand, by whom they have been fleeced to the very skin. But Ferdinand will not let the duchy slip easily out of his hands. He has garrisoned some of the castles. The Chancellor of the duke of Bavaria applied to me a few days ago for letters from your Majesty to the league of Swabia in favor of the younger Duke. I said the request would come better from the dukes of Bavaria. Three days later they showed me letters of the duke of Wirtemberg (ipsius Wirtembergensis) to your Majesty, requesting you to write in his favor. I think, therefore, this younger Duke lurks with the princes of Bavaria ; and no wonder, as his mother is sister of the dukes of Bavaria. "Ea quoque modo in ducatu Wirtembergensi agit ex dotalibus prædiis vivens. Multorum spes est, immo aperta confirmatio, Gallorum Regem misso nunccio aut saltem litteris ejus causam adjuturum in futura dieta. Multos Germaniæ P[rincipes] ... li promoturos, extra dubium est Princeps He ... causam illius aperte agunt, tum q ... ones ejus ducatus."
The princes of Germany at the diet of Augsburg some time ago petitioned the Emperor for the younger duke of Wirtemberg. I perceive the dukes of Bavaria are not anxious for his restitution, because his duchy adjoins their lands, and is on the way both to Switzerland and France. It also furnishes numerous soldiers. All expect to hear the conditions of peace made by the Turk between Ferdinand and the Waywode published. It is said Gritti has arrived in Hungary. The Bavarian princes, by whom I am very liberally entertained, say they will shortly send an embassy to your Majesty ; which they have delayed doing for want of men skilled in the languages. Munich, 3 Oct. 1533. Not signed.
Lat., pp. 2. Add. Mutilated, and the writing in some parts much faded.
3 Oct.
R. O.
1213. [John] Rugge, priest, to Lady Lisle.
Thanks her for her letters received by John Bery her servant, promising that he shall enjoy all that was granted him by his master Sir John Bassett, till she has provided him some living in the chapel of Our Lady at Bruton. Asks that Bery may pay him the amount once a year. Is in great need. Master Malett, who dwelled in his parish of St. Thomas, is dead. "In his days I had somewhat, as 4 marks for his prevy tethys to go about the country to edify the faith of Christ, and now I shall have there little or nothing." Begs her to help him to some honest living as soon as possible, that he may do some good among the flock of Christ. The next avoidance of the benefice of Padstow, of which he wrote, is passed, to whom he cannot tell. Does not care whether she provide for him in these parts or elsewhere, except that he has a special mind to pray for his master where he lies, "and hyt musst be, and hyt wyl not be, God ys yn every place." Cannot send her word in time, when any living falls vacant in these parts, as she is so far off. St. Thomas, 3 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : At Calais.
4 Oct.
R. O.
1214. Latimer.
Inhibition by John [Stokesley], bp. of London, against Latimer's preaching in his diocese, 24 April 1533.
ii. Another inhibition by the same, dated 4 Oct. 1533. (fn. 6)
Lat., pp. 5.
4 Oct.
R. O.
1215. Fras. Frescobald to Cromwell.
Offers his services. Asks for justice. Refers to John Cavalcant. The Pope (N. S.) is expected here in eight days. He was at Pisa on the 30th of last month. Marseilles, 4 Oct. 1533.
Ital., hol., p. 1. Add.
5 Oct.
R. O.
1216. Calais.
"The Boke of Payments of the newe fortifications and reparations" made at Calais and Guisnes.
Wages of a clerk, carpenters, sawyers, tilers, laborers, long carts, short carts, great tumbrels, and "empchons" for the new reparations and fortifications made at Calais and at the castle of Guysnes, from 8 Sept. to 5 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII.
1 clerk at 13d. gr. a day. An overseer at 9¾d. 8 carpenters out of England "settyng up the newe frame of the west juttye on Rysebancke syde, which frame was new made and framd in Betnam, in the Welde of Kent." 4 sawyers sawing for the bridges and "hereses" of the town of Calais. 1 tiler at 10d., working with the tilers of the ordinary wages. 3 laborers serving the said tilers. 7 daily laborers. 6 laborers "workyng at the Rysebancke toward helping the carpenters making of a newe mownt." 21 laborers "working upon the sea banks in Dickland, beside Newname Bridge, as making the sayde banckes with see-turff and see claye." 5 laborers "digging of see-turff in the floomarke." 66 laborers "working upon the west juttye on Rycebancke syde by the tyde for settyng in of a newe juttye there." "Longe cartis caring on see-turf out of the floomerke by eynde Newnam Brydge to the see-banckes bysydes Dycklande slwce for makyng of newe see banckes there." (11 laborers.) "Longe cartes caring of see-chawlke from Scalys clevys to Rycebancke for fylling the west juttye there." (5 laborers.) "Short cartis caring of olde tymber from the west juttye on Rysebancke syde, and caryng of newe tymber, planckes, postes, jostes, and many other necessaryes for the mownt to be newe made." (22 laborers.) "Short cartis caring of see-cole out of the havyn unto the Kynges storehouse callyd the Armitage, within the towne of Calis ; which cole was takyn out of the Kynges greate playe ship." (19 laborers.) "Short cartis caryng of jostes and bordes for fortyfyng of the hydder slwce at Newname Brydge." (5 laborers.) "Short cartes and tumbrells caryng of lyme and sande from the Armitage to the West Brayes, and caryng of sande to the Postern, and caryng of tymber to the Mylle gate, and caryng divers necessaries out of the towne and into the towne." (7 laborers.) "Short cartes and tumbrells caryng wythin the towne lyme out of the Armitage to the Postren and to the Kinges howsis agaynst the Exchecker, and t ... borde, sparris, postes, shellis, and diverse other necessaryes in the towne." (16 laborers.) "G[reate] tumbrells caryng of see-claye f[or reparation o]f the see-banckes in Dycklande." (6 laborers.)
"Empchons :"—Payment to Lawrence Chandeler for water stopys, doble naile, syngle brydge nayle, &c. Payments for iiij. payir of water boytes ; to William Baker for bryckes ; to John Dyssyns for a great hoop, a pan, a "gogyn," anchors, nails, hinges, boltes, repairs, &c. ; to Will. Claxon for hoggesheddys, morter tubis, hopys, boketts, &c. ; to William Bolton for water stopys and grene mawndes ; to John Tacke, glasier, for taking down panes of olde glass in the Bancket-house over the Lantern Gate, and for "quarrellis" of newe glass, &c. "Costis and charges of vytelyng of the Kinges grete playte ship, and also waiges of masters and marynars goyng of a viage to New-castell for see cole and home agayne." To Nicholas Markes, master of the said playte, for his waige, 3 angells nobells = 36s. 6½d. gr. Also to the lodesman, the mariners, and the purser. Work done upon the King's ordnance within the towne of Calis. 4 carpenters strangers stocking of ordnance and making of truckill whelis. I whelewright mendyng of whelis and making of "exceltreis." Short cartes carrying of ordinance into the towne out of the Brays of Calys to be new stocked and bownd, and out of the towne that be new stockid and bownd into the Brais. (11 laborers.) Short cartis carying of ordinance and chambers of gonnys abought the towne wallis, and from the wallis to the smithis, and to the ordinance howse. (16 laborers.)
"Empchons for the ordinance" :—Payment to Wyllm Dyer for bandes, boltes, breches, forelockes, a chayne for serpentynes, &c. To John Dossyn for a brech, stayes, bandis, boltis, &c. To George Browne, master of the ordnance of the town of Caleis, for his costis and charges and his servantes for "swyng at the courte for the repairing and stocking of the ordinance of the saide towne."
Empchons for the ordinance :—Payment to Harry Dyke for boltis, a breche, a gasselde, bandis, holdefastes, forelockes, a chayne, &c.
Workes don at the castell of Guysnes :—8 sawers sawyng of bemes, jystis, rafters, and many other necessaries for a house in the castell of Guysnes, which house was fallyn downe to the grownde. 1 tyler working in the sayde castill of Guysnes. 2 laborers serving the seide tylers. 36 "laborers serving of 14 masons of the ordinary wagis, of morter, brycke, and dygkyng of fundacions, quenchyng of lyme, and doyng other necessaries abought the saide castell of Guysnes." Plasterers plastering the daye watch-howse in the kepe of the castell of Guysnes. (1 name.) 2 laborers serving the sayde plasterers. Longe cartis caring of lyme from Calwell Hill to the castill of Guysnes for the works there. (7 laborers.) Short cartis caring of leede, bordis, lathes, and the carpenters gyn from the towne of Calais to the water-syde at Newname Bridge, to be caryid to Guysnes. (10 labourers.) "Ffraughtes of botis from the fery of Saynt Peters to the castell of Guysnes for caring of artificers, lathes, bordes, carpenters gynnes, and many other necessaries for the said workes of Guysnes." (5 laborers.) Tumbrells caring of sande and claye for making of morter and dawbyng of housis within the castell of Guysnes. (3 laborers.) To William Smyth of Guysnes for anckers, dogges with their staples, morter showelles, &c.
Empchons :—To Antony Cowper, for morter tubbis, cowllis, hoggesheddes, &c. Colnet Bocher of Fynes, for hurdylls for skaffollyng. Total for 28 days to 5 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII., 282l. 2s. 8d. gr. Signed : Edmund Howard.
5 Oct.
Harl. MS. 6,148, f. 31 b. B. M. C.'s Letters, 258.
1217. Cranmer to —
Wellbeloved, your supplication by this bearer I have received. I shall be as glad (the King's pleasure known) to redress some part of your griefs as "any that hath been in such a room as God now hath called me unto." Otford, 5 Oct.
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book.
5 Oct.
R. O.
1218. Gardiner, Brian, and Wallop to Lord Lisle.
Although we have despatched the courier in great diligence, yet we have detained him that we might write this. We abide here with evil wines the Pope's coming, as the hawk prieth for her prey. He is not expected yet for seven days. His stuff is come, and two of his cardinals are within eight leagues : hence great preparation is made for him. The legate of France, the Great Master, and a great number of the French nobles and gentlemen are here awaiting his arrival ; the French king himself being at La Baine (?), four leagues hence. When we shall depart we cannot tell, but we hope to leave about the end of this month, "against which time I, Sir Fras. Bryan, desire you to make more ready for me a soft bed than an hard harlot." We would you had part of the wines we drink here, and then you would pity us. Commend us to my Lady, Master Porter, and other friends. Marseilles, 5 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Deputy of Calais. Endd.
5 Oct.
R. O.
1219. Archbishop Lee to Cromwell.
I have served your clerk at the commendation of your letter, which otherwise I would not. I have written to the King that I am content to give the prebend of Northmuschampe to any clerk he pleases, as soon as I hear his pleasure ; but I cannot send the collation under seal, as it makes mention of institution, which he must have in the first place, and can only have by me. The King has now had three promotions of me together ; and in consequence of your letter, I have given another with cure. I beg you therefore to stop such suitors. Please get me the King's pardon for dismes due before my time ; which, against reason and conscience, Mr. Fairfax, who was sheriff last year, says he has a letter to distrain me for. If so, I cannot but marvel, considering your promise and your charge to the barons of the Exchequer that no process should issue against me for them. I shall not get out of debt this five or six years. Scrobie, 5 Oct. 1533. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.
5 Oct.
Camusat, 140 b.
1220. Francis I. to the Bailly Of Troyes.
Has received two despatches from him since writing, about the Queen's delivery and other things. The English ambassadors, seeing that the end of September was approaching, at which time the king of England would incur the censures in the late sentence against him, asked Francis to write to cardinal de Tournon to urge the Pope to prorogue the censures, which he did. Sends a copy of the answer he has received, to be shown to the King. Has sent the original letter to the Grand Master, to be shown to the English ambassadors. The Pope would have been already at Marseilles, but for the bad weather at sea. He will come on board the French galleys at Leghorn the first fine day, and it will not take more than four or five days to come to Marseilles. St. Maximin en Provence, 5 Oct. 1533.
5 Oct.
Camusat, 140 b.
1221. De Dinteville [Bailly Of Troyes] to Francis I.
Has received his letter of 17 Sept. Has already written that the Queen has had a daughter. The King thanks Francis for his intentions. Has told him about the Pope's departure from Rome. He longs to know what will be done at the interview in his affair.
Sent a post three days ago with news of the truce between England and Scotland. "De Gremyche" (Greenwich), 5 Oct.
5 Oct.
Vienna Archives.
1222. Chapuys to Charles V.
I received yesterday morning your letters of the 2nd and 11th ult., reporting the convalescence of the Empress and the triumphant succour of Coron ; which letters, with the two long and indiscreet writings presented by the English ambassador to your Majesty, and your own modest and prudent replies, I have sent to the Queen, requesting her, besides what she will see by your letters, to declare her opinion about the means of giving effect to the sentence. As soon as I have an answer, I will despatch it to your Majesty. In the revocation of his ambassadors from Rome, the King has acted like the Pope, who has recalled his Ambassador, without writing to him, as I have already informed your Majesty. But in place of those he has recalled at Rome, he has deputed Dr. Bonner, and a native of Lucca, his secretary, the Pope's collector in this kingdom (Vannes), and, in place of the duke of Norfolk, the bishop of Winchester ; which is a sign, whatever the said King pretends, either that he has some hope of reconverting his Holiness, or that he is in very great fear. As to the case of Merveilles, the French ambassador, coming to see me two days ago, told me that the King thought it very strange, if it was as reported, but he must await the full justification. This shows that he does not take it too much to heart. The Ambassador also told me he had news from court how your Majesty had replied on this subject most honorably to the satisfaction of the King his master, and that the duke of Milan had put him to death, besides the homicide, as a spy and not as an ambassador, and for attempting to get him imprisoned, (fn. 7) and that the case was by no means so bad as it appeared at first.
It is over two years since I replied rather sharply to the King about the imputation of ingratitude he had made against your Majesty, and neither he nor his Council have dared to answer me openly. Underhand, they have, indeed, suggested something similar (rue quelque propoz voysins) ; to which I have always replied by the same artifice (fn. 8) ... and hereafter I shall use the same policy for the sake of courtesy, as your Majesty has commanded me. You will see by my last that I have not forgotten at the right time to take up and continue the conversation I had with Cromwell about the Queen, and the preservation of amity, towards which I shall do my best with Cromwell and elsewhere. I informed Cromwell yesterday of the news of Coron ; who immediately went to inform the King, and on the part of the King, sent to thank me, and expressed the great pleasure he had received from it as a thing to the service of God and praise of Christendom, and that perhaps the King would send for me to come today to matins ; but he did not do so, for a reason I will tell hereafter.
As soon as the King heard that there was some probability of the new king of Denmark seeking alliance with your Majesty, he determined to send to the said King the doctor (fn. 9) who was [there (?)] last year, as I suspect to interrupt the affairs (?) (pour y me souspeçonne interrompre les affaires). He has also spoken to the prior of the Augustines (fn. 10) to hold himself in readiness to go with the said doctor, which will not be without some strange intrigue.
The truce with the Scots has been concluded for a year, I am told, on the conditions that the Scots demanded, sc. that the place on the frontiers should not be fortified, and that their enemies should leave it. There has been no communication with Beauvois. He is not trusted by either King.
Though the news mentioned at the beginning of this letter was good, a mournful event happened the night following. The fire caught Chapuys' lodgings, destroying his clothes and furniture. Throws himself on the Emperor's generosity. Has been assisted by the Emperor's servants. Cromwell has made him large offers. London, 5 Oct. 1533.
Hol., Fr., pp. 3. From a modern copy.
6 Oct.
R. O.
1223. Thomas Hall to Cromwell.
Pardon my importunity. If Parliament begin at the day proposed at the last prorogation I trust I may have leave of absence, or it will be to my great hindrance. I have taken the office of receivership to the bishop of Lincoln, and must proceed for the last half of this year at All Hallows' tide next coming. One thing more I desire, begging you to remember what I said to you of the lands at Leighton, which have descended to Thos. Lorde, attainted of felony at the last gaol delivery, wherein I desire your favor. Huntingdon, 6 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Chancellor of the Exchequer.
6 Oct.
R. O.
1224. Sir Will. Gascoigne to Cromwell.
I beg your favor to my cousin Plomton in the fine for his lands for knighthood. He has had great charge in paying his father's debt in consequence of the trouble he was put to by Mr. Empson. Whatever direction you take with the bearer in this matter I will be bound that he keep his day with you. He is unable to attend from sickness. Cardyngton in Bedfordshire, 6 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : One of the King's Council.
6 Oct.
R. O.
1225. Robert Bishop of Chichester to Cromwell.
Cromwell's reputation for doing justice to all that sue to him emboldens him to ask his favor in matters which the bearer will show. They touch the Bishop's conscience, but he cannot remedy them without the assistance of Cromwell and others. Aldingburne, 6 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Master Cromwell, one of the King's most hon. Council.
6 Oct.
R. O.
1226. Launcelot Colyns to Cromwell.
I send you by my servant "one monstruus hyend with one horne. She haythe bene manyt, and that makys herre luk the worsse." If, as I am told, my friend Dr. Lee is, by your help, to be bishop of Chester, I am very glad, for then I shall reckon you bishop there yourself. He has a small prebend here at Ripon, which I should like to have. I beg you not to pay my servant for the carrying up of the hind, as you wrote you would, for I have commanded him to take nothing for it. Alne, 6 Oct. 1533.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
6 Oct.
R. O.
1227. De Dinteville to Cromwell.
Had no time to speak to him yesterday at Greenwich about poor Pondor (du pouvre Pondor), (fn. 11) whose wife asked him to request Cromwell's favor in her husband's business with the King. Bridewell, 6 Oct. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add. : A Mons. Craumowell, conseiller du Roy.
6 Oct.
Harl. MS. 6,148, f. 32. B. M. C.'s Letters, 258.
1228. Cranmer to Mr. Gresham.
Master Gresham, I thank you for your credit to Mr. Gerves for me ; "and also for your letter, where I am now more ascertained of my day, which I understand is past, than I was before ; by reason whereof I am not even now in a very readiness to accomplish your mind herein." Notwithstanding, I trust you shall be in no danger, and I will write to Mr. Gerves for a respite till my next audit at Lambeth, which will not be long. Otford, 6 Oct.
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book.
6 Oct.
Harl. MS. 6,148, f. 32. B. M. C.'s Letters, 259.
1229. Cranmer to Lord Rochford.
The bearer, P. M., has desired Cranmer to get Rochford's favor in moving the duke of Norfolk to prefer him to the room of a secretary to the duke of Richmond, now void. As he is brother of one whom Cranmer received at Rochford's request, and whose diligence and fidelity he now much esteems, Cranmer, having every confidence in him, heartily tenders his suit. Otford, 6 Oct.
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book. Add.
6 Oct.
R. O.
1230. Harry Carbot, Priest, to Cromwell.
Fears his suit has been too importunate, but begs Cromwell to remember his small promotion—only a vicarage, and his long suit, which has been two or three years. London, 6 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful and his special good master, Mr. Crumwell.
7 Oct.
R. O.
1231. The Chapel Royal.
Warrant to lord Windsor, keeper of the Great Wardrobe, to deliver to Richard Grene, serjeant of the vestry, for the use of the Chapel Royal of the Household, 46 surplices for the gentlemen and 16 for the children of the said chapel, 12 albs with amices thereunto, 8 albs for the children with amices, 8 altar-cloths of 5 ells each, 6 ells linen cloth for towels for altars' ends, a little fire-shovel of the value of 4d., half a thousand small hooks, half a thousand great hooks, a gallon pot for water, 2 brushes, 4 ells of fine linen cloth for corporas cloths, and 3 doz. tucking girdles. Greenwich, 7 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII. Signed at top.
7 Oct.
R. O.
1232. Cuthbert Ogle, Priest, to Cromwell.
Has delivered before witnesses to Nich. Horsley, sheriff of Northumberland, the privy seal for payment of the 40l. granted to him by the King by Cromwell's means. The sheriff replies that he will not pay, but make account thereof in the Exchequer. Does not know what artifice he will use to avoid it, but Ogle is not likely to get anything without further help from his mastership. Newcastle, 7 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful, &c. Master Cromewell be this delivered, at London.
7 Oct.
R. O.
1233. The Scotch Commissioners to [Sir T. Clifford].
Have received his writing, dated Berwick, 3 Oct., touching a great attemptat made by Scotch men on the inhabitants of Roddom, and asking the days of meeting and the names of the officers to redress faults. The headsmen of the Borders have been assembled here before the Council, who have given directions that all enormities shall be amended, and the abstinence surely kept on their side. They have ordered that meetings be held at the East March on Wednesday, 16 (fn. 12) Oct., with lord Home, and on Friday with the lairds of Cessford and Fernyhirst and Mark Ker, the lieutenants of Teviotdale. The bills must be sent to them, that the defaulters may be arrested in due time. One of the Commissioners will be present to see that justice is done. A hasty remedy will be provided for Liddesdale. Edinburgh, 7 Oct.
Copy, p. 1. Headed : "By the late commissioners of Scotland."
R. O. 2. Another copy, undated.
P. 1.
7 Oct.
R. O.
1234. Robbery.
Confession of Elyn Spencer.
Deposes before Will. Mostyane, justice of the peace of Surrey, 7 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII., touching a robbery committed by one Ame (Amy) and one Richard.
Pp. 2. Endd.
7 Oct.
R. O.
1235. Lady Lisle to Cromwell.
I thank you for your constant goodness to my Lord and me. I beg your favor to the bearer, who is like to have much wrong by the abbot of Brewton (fn. 13) for having killed a man in self-defence. He has his pardon, but the Abbot seeks to put him from his living, mainly from mance to my Lord and me. If you knew how much my Lord has done for the Abbot, you would say he was a churl, as Leonard Smyth can tell you. Calais, 7 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Of the Council.

R. O.
1236. John Legat to Lady Lisle.
I sent a letter a fortnight ago by your chaplain, Master Fysher, but have had no answer. I am in trouble with th[e Ab]bott (fn. 14) still. I served him with a writ to appear before the Lord Chancellor ; but the Lord Chief Justice was his friend, as he has been always, and caused him to bide at home. I trust he will appear before long. The Lord Chancellor has written for him. I am like to be in London this term. The Lord Chancellor is very good lord to me, I thank good Master Greynfelld. (fn. 15) As yet the Abbot sets by no man, so that he may have a man's good will. Your Ladyship knows whom I mean. Nevertheless I trust to put him to some pain before he and I have done, or else all my friends will fail me. Master Cromwell is very good to me. I have many other things to write. Please remember me with your letters to the Lord Chancellor and Mr. Cromwell. London.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : At Calais.
7 Oct.
R. O.
1237. Gascon Wines.
"A view made upon the declaration of the account of Roger Basing" of moneys received by him for Gascon wines bought for the king at Bordeaux, and for freight taken in the King's two ships, the Menyon and the Premeros, from the 18th to the 24th year of his reign.
Total receipts in money, 7,780l. 5s. 4½d. ; of which he has paid, and asks allowance for, 7,625l. 9s. 3d. ; leaving 154l. 16s. 1½d. due to the King.
Total of wines with which he charges the King, 1,279 tuns ; but, according to the officers' books, only 1,226 tuns 2 hhds, have been received up to this day, 7 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII.
Pp. 2.
7 Oct. Harl. MS. 6,148, f. 30 b. B. M. C.'s Letters, 259. 1238. Cranmer to Collman.
Warrant to make a sale in Buchurste of such woods as Collman may think best, according to the information he received from the Archbishop's officers at their last being in Canterbury. 7 Oct.
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book. Add. : "Mr. Collman at Canterbury."

Harl. MS. 6,148, f. 32. B. M. C.'s Letters, 259.
1239. Cranmer to his Chancellor.
Has given to the prior of Coventry the nomination to the vicarage of Withbroke, in his hands by the voidance of the see of Coventry and Lichfield. Desires his Chancellor to dispatch the Prior according to the legal form.
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book. Add.

Harl. MS. 6,148, f. 32 b. B. M. C.'s Letters, 260.
1240. Cranmer to the Curate Of Sunriche.
Is informed that because, by default of another, the banns are not published, the curate refuses to solemnize the marriage of the bearer, John Pers. Orders him to complete the marriage, since Cranmer sees no "coven or deceit" in Pers. "Otford, &c."
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book. Add.

Harl. MS. 6,148, f. 32 b. B. M. C.'s Letters, 260.
1241. Cranmer to the Prior Of Christchurch, Canterbury.
Thanks him for his kind token. Would it had been full of gold for the contenting of those to whom Cranmer is indebted and endangered. Has not for long been in such distress, and would rather be bold in this necessity with the Prior than try any foreign friends. Trusts to the Prior's benevolence in the premises.
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book. Add.
8 Oct. Harl. MS. 6,148, f. 32 b. B. M. C.'s Letters, 260. 1242. Cranmer to Mr. Astall.
"Master Astall, I commend me unto you." When you let me have the farm of your benefice of Chevening for my servant Abberforde, I did not think you would charge more than 16l. a year, which is 40s. more than it was before Master Milles raised it ; I hear, however, you demand 20l. "Sir, I much marvel that you will desire thus far to exceed, in this uncertain world, from the accustomed rent thereof." I trust "you will not so hardly regard my first request herein." I had rather my friend went without it, if he cannot make a living thereby. Send an answer by the bearer. Otford, 8 Oct.
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book. Add. : "To the new parson of Chevenyng, Mr. A."
8 Oct.
R. O.
1243. Sir E. Don to Cromwell.
Has received the King's commands, dated 24 Aug., touching the sheriffwick of Bucks and Beds, (fn. 16) to make a return by the octaves of St. Michael. Has done so by his servant Ralph Kyngyston the bearer. 8 Oct. Signed.
Hol. (?), p. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council.
9 Oct.
R. O.
1244. Robert Prior Of Ely to Cromwell.
I received last Wednesday night the King's letters to the following effect : "We have appointed in what manner the rents, &c. of the late bishop of Ely should be levied during the vacancy of the see, charging you not to intermeddle in the same, under our signet at Greenwich, the 6th Oct." I desire a little time for answer to see what our patents assign us, as I think we ought not to be deprived of this privilege except by proceeding in the Court of Exchequer, to which we are bound to make our answer. Ely, St. Denyse Day.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To the right worshipful Mr. Cromwell. Endd.
9 Oct.
Harl. MS. 6,148, f. 33 b. B. M. C.'s Letters, 261.
1245. Cranmer to Dr. Downes. (fn. 17)
Cranmer had a promise from Dr. Benett "(whose soul God pardon)" of the farm of his prebend in Southwell for a kinsman, John Thorpe. Of this, death has prevented the fulfilment, and the collation now belongs to Downes' master. If Downes or any of "my Lord's" chaplains have received the prebend, desires they will grant the farm to Cranmer's said kinsman. Cranmer will be security for the rent. 9 Oct.
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book. Add. : "Mr. Doctor Downes."
9 Oct.
R. O.
1246. Dispensation For Marriage.
Dispensation granted by Richard Gwent, deputy to Peter Vannes, the King's secretary and Papal collector, to Thos. Barton and Matilda Redmayn, of York diocese, to marry, though related in the fourth degree of affinity. St. Paul's, 9 Oct. 1533, 10 Clement VII.
On parchment.
9 Oct.
R. O.
1247. Oudart Du Bies to Lord Lisle.
I have received your letter and handsome present of a "pate de groeme." I hope tomorrow or Saturday to send you news, and therewith a mule. Boulogne, 9 Oct. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
10 [Oct.]
Harl. MS. 6,148, f. 33 b. B. M. C.'s Letters, 261.
1248. Cranmer to the Keeper Of Corell's Wood.
Warrant for the delivery to the bearer, Mr. Roger Herman, of six loads of waste wood out of the Archbishop's park called Corell's Wood. "The X. day."
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book. Add.
10 Oct.
Vienna Archives.
1249. Chapuys to Charles V.
Since my last the King has sent some of his Council to the Princess to forbear using the title, which belongs to the one who was lately born, and not to her. He has also forthwith made her very much curtail her attendants and expences. Hereupon the Princess, without taking the advice of anybody, as no communication would have been permitted her, replied to the Commissioners, and likewise wrote to the King, that she would be as obedient to his command as any slave, but she had no right to renounce or derogate from the titles and prerogatives that God, nature, and her parents had given her ; that, being daughter of the King and Queen, she had a right to be styled Princess ; and that her father might do with her as he pleased, she would do nothing expressly or tacitly in prejudice of her legitimacy, nor of the cause of her mother, by whose example she was resolved to commend everything to God and take patience.
No change has yet been made in the Queen's treatment, because, as she thinks, the treaties made about it were confirmed by Parliament, and cannot well be revoked without their consent, especially the assignation of her dower. Parliament will reassemble on the 4th proximo, and the Queen fully believes the King will not fail to make efforts with them to that effect ; to prevent which she begs you by her letters to send some one to remonstrate with both the King and Parliament, or else that a commission should be directed to me to do so, though this would not be so good as sending a man express, for the reasons I formerly wrote. The Queen has also charged me to beg you to press the Pope to proceed at once to the execution of the sentence through all the most rigorous terms of justice possible, without forgetting to solicit the definition of the principal case ; and she fully believes that if you and the Pope hold the reins firm without any relaxation, these men will be brought to reason ; for, with all their show of boldness, they are in great fear, and will be all the more so if the Pope, in whom they have some hope, stand firm. For the love she bears her husband, she dare not speak of any other remedy but law and justice ; but the good and holy bishop [of Rochester] would like you to take active measures immediately, as I wrote in my last ; which advice he has sent to me again lately to repeat. The most part of the English, as far as I can learn, are of his opinion, and only fear that your Majesty will not listen to it. Without it they fear that if the prohibition comes there will be a mutiny among them, and an inestimable disorder, which would be obviated by the least army your Majesty could put to sea.
As to having any communication on the guidance of these affairs with those of the Queen's Council, it is no use ; for, as I have often written to you, there is no person who dares meddle for her.
I do not understand why the King is in such haste to treat the Princess in this way, if it were not for the importunity and malignity of the Lady, and also as a pretext for demanding aid of Parliament, as has been usual here at the birth of princes and princesses. Under this pretence they have again selected people whom the King wishes to make knights of, by which he would gain a large sum of money from those who accept ; and of those who refuse he will make an example. I think also that by thus treating the Princess he hopes to bring over the Queen ; but he is mistaken. Or, peradventure, if he proceeds to gratify you by re-establishing her in her state, and by declaring her his heir on failure of the male line, you will not trouble him for his new marriage. Or, perhaps, his evil star brings him to this, in order the more to incur the indignation of God and the world. And it is to be feared he will proceed in his ill-treatment of the Princess, and compel her to renounce her rights and titles indirectly. Or he might wish to make her a nun, or marry her against her will ; against which I have persuaded the Queen to draw up a protestation.
The King has sent for the governor of Ireland, (fn. 18) but as he has been twice in prison a long time, I think he does not wish to return. On the 3rd he sent his wife to make his excuses ; but the King, notwithstanding all his alleged maladies, is resolved on his coming. I do not know what will be the result. He has also sent for the nobles of the kingdom ; so that I am afraid there is a flea in his ear, or, perhaps, jealousy at the interview of the Pope with the king of France. He is much in Council, and has sent a courier to France. Two more are to follow with money, as it is thought, to bribe the Pope and the Cardinals. Among the preachers there is one who disseminates more errors than Luther, (fn. 19) and all the prelates apply to the King to have him punished, except Canterbury, who supports him ; but the King will not hear them. And were it not for the fear which the King has that his people are so prone to rebellion, and that his subjects would treat him as the German peasantry did their lords, he would long since have declared himself Lutheran.
There is no need yet of the money for prosecuting the Queen's cause, for which your Majesty wrote to the viceroy of Naples, for I have caused those who have charge of it to be supplied whenever they wrote to me ; and since the sentence was delivered I have caused 500 ducats to be paid, that John Colardy had taken up in my name by exchange.
A Biscayan ship has been lately taken by English pirates on the coast of Ireland ; at which the King and his Council have shown displeasure, and have issued such orders for its recovery and the arrest of the goods as I desired. The mission of the doctor of whom I wrote last, and that of the prior of the Augustines, is broken off.
Begs the Emperor to consider his necessity and misfortune. London, 10 Oct. 1533.
Hol., Fr., pp. 4. From a modern copy.
10 Oct.
R. O.
1250. Richard Delah[ide] to Cromwell.
Did not receive Cromwell's letter, dated 21 June, in favor of Thos. Cusake for an office in the Exchequer, until 28 Sept., after Cusake had left for England. Wonders why he did not deliver it before. Whenever he shows the King's grant will obey it. The Deputy has granted the office to him, as the fee of the office of Chief Justice of the Common Pleas, which he has held for 20 years, is but 24l. 9s. Hopes, if it be taken away, something else will be granted to him. Dulyng, 10 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Councillor. Sealed.
10 Oct.
R. O.
1251. [Clifford to the Commissioners Of Scotland.]
Received last night their letter, dated Edinburgh, 7 Oct. Thinks it better that the first meeting should be with the officers of Tiviotdale, considering "the high and enorm attemptates" committed there. If these are duly reformed on either side, it will be a mirror for semblable malefactors not to break the abstinence.
The days they mention are too short to prepare the bills, and the answers thereto. Proposes that the meeting with the officers of Tiviotdale should be held on Wednesday, the 23rd Oct., (fn. 20) and that with lord Hume on the Friday following. Suggests Carham as suitable for the first meeting, which, they will doubtless agree, ought to be within the "several ground" of England. Berwick Castle, 10 Oct.
Pp. 2, copy. Headed : To the Commissioners of Scotland.
R. O. Another copy. Pp. 2.
10 Oct. R. O. St. P. I. 408. 1252. Mountjoy to Cromwell.
Thanks him for his favor. Received the King's letter, dated Greenwich, 6th, stating that sundry persons in the Dowager's house never ceased to call her by the name of Queen, and thus show themselves disobedient subjects. His Grace wills that I should certify the names of all such, for further order to be taken therein. "What business I have had in this matter since it first began, as well in the Cardinal's days as sithence by the King's commandment, I have good cause to have it in remembrance, for the high displeasure that I have had for the same. And I do perceive well, the further I do wade herein the more shall be my business, and yet it shall not lie in me to accomplish the King's pleasure herein, which hath caused me to absent myself from the Princess' house by a good space." The officers of her Grace's council and of her household forbear to call her Queen, but divers of her chaplains say they cannot see how the King can discharge their consciences to call her Princess as they were sworn to her as Queen ; and of that mind were the gentlewomen, both of her privy chamber and others. She also herself protests against it, and her household regard less the King's commandment, because a rumor has come, and also a copy of a letter from Rome, by which it is declared that sentence is given in her favor. It is not therefore possible for me to be a reformer of other folks' tongues, or to accuse them, as I verily believe they are loyal to the King's grace ; nor can I consent to vex and disquiet her, she keeping herself true to the King, as I know none other. If it be thought by the King that any other can serve him in this room better than I have done, as doubtless there are many, I beg you to be a means on my behalf that I may, without the King's displeasure, be discharged of the office of chamberlain. Stondon, 10 Oct. Signed.
Add. : Mr. Cromwell, of the King's most honorable Council.
10 Oct.
Otho, C. X. 213. B. M.
1253. Th[os. Bedyll] to Cromwell.
On Thursday, 9th inst. October, I received the King's letters at Bugden, stating that sundry persons in this house of the lady Princess Dowager will not desist from calling her Queen, and ordering me to send him their names. All women, priests, and ministers of the Princess's chamber, as sewers, ushers, and such other, who fetch any manner of service for her, call for the same in the name of Queen, for so she has commanded them. The household officers here deliver what is called for thus. They all consider that they ought to call her Queen still, considering that those who appertain to the chamber were sworn to king Henry and queen Katharine. They are the more obstinate, as her proctor at Rome writes that the Pope had given sentence upon her [case] ; but I cannot see the letter, because I am partly my[sliked] among them. "Well I see that her Grace ... and beareth good and cheerful countenance ... more resort of people doth daily h ... hath done to any other place heretofo[re] ... which standeth to the King's great ... and her repair to Fodringaye she ... t at dinner that she will not ... King sent her thither as prisone ... [Not]withstanding all the provisions th ... [ma]de and prepared for her, and f ... w is she would fain rem[ove] ... [s]tand with the King's plea[sure] ... place near Lo ..." If she be not removed from Bu[gden] this winter, the country will be so foul that no carriage of household provisions can pass. Bugden, 10 Oct. Signature mutilated.
. 3, mutilated. Add. : To, &c. Mr. Cromwell, one of the King's most honorable Council.
10 Oct.
R. O.
1254. William Gardner to Lord Brough.
This day Rob. Borett, late of London, did rail upon the Queen and my lord of Canterbury. These words he has confessed before Sir John Waynwright, vicar of Norton, Oliver Mawkinson, and others. He said, in the presence of Waynwright and John Cowke, that the Queen was a churl's daughter, and also that she was a whore. The writer is too ill to come up. Norton, 10 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
10 Oct.
R. O.
1255. Latimer's Preaching.
"... hard ... ne ... befor Wi[lliam abbot of Killingworth] ... Syr [Geo. Throkmor]ton, knyght, [Richa]rd [Hawe, justices of the] peas ... and James Cruesse ... [W]arwyke ... xth day of October in the [25th year of the rei]gn of our [sovereign] lorde kyng Henry the viijth.
"... morrow after the Nativity of Our Lady day last ... s day he went a pilgrimage to Saynt Modewyn, ... ed, and as he sat in a drynking house, where ... together sitting at a table, he heard ... it was spoken in his house that Dr. Latymer ... [pre]che that men should not ... [im]agys of the churches should be pulled down ... and that the Avemaria was no prayer, and ... [D]adeley saying, 'I marvel, if this be heresy, that he should be suff[ered to prec]he th[us]' ... [Ri]chard said, 'Mary, as I hear say, he hath both the King's broad seal and my lord of Canterbury's.'" Thomas Dadeley told him to take heed what he said of the King. He replied that he would not meddle with the King, but if he said that the Ave Maria was no prayer, he was a "lowller" (Lollard) ; in which quarrel he would die. Dadeley said that it might fortune that he would die. Then said he, "If I die, I shall die as St. Thomas of Canterbury did, in a rightful quarrel ; mark well thy words, for it may fortune thou shalt hear of it sooner than thou wouldest."
The above-named Ric. Coterell and Ric. Warde agree with the above deposition of Robt. Mydnyght, and say further that Richard Panemore said that Dr. Latymer preached that fasting was no need. No words were spoken touching the King or the Queen. Signed : Per me, Willm. Abbatem, manu propria—George Throkmartun—Jamys Crusse—Richard Hawe.
P. 1, mutilated. Endd. : The examination of Robt. Mydnyght and others before the abbot of Kyllyngworth.
10 Oct.
R. O.
1256. Thomas Prior Of Christchurch, Canterbury, to Cromwell.
Thanks him for the kindness shown to the writer's brethren, the cellarer and the penitenser "of our church, which be now at London with you," as he perceives by John Antony. Is very sorry for their trouble. If they have not done well, they must be content with such correction as shall be assigned to them. Begs that Cromwell will not withdraw his kindness from the writer's church, "for anything that they have done, seeing that it is done again my will and knowledge." Canterbury, Friday, 10 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Councillor.
10 Oct.
R. O.
1257. Richard [Whiting], Abbot Of Glastonbury, to John Bennet, Merchant of London.
I am sorry for the death of your kinsman Dr. Bennet. As I have received the King's letters for the benefice of Manehull named Blackeamore, I sent on Wednesday the presentation with a glass window for any one he shall please to nominate. Glastonbury, Friday, 10 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
10 Oct. 1258. Richard Riche, the King's Solicitor.
See Grants in October, Nos. 8 and 9.


  • 1. Otterburn's signature is now lost.
  • 2. This document is probably of an earlier date, but is placed here at the time of the truce for convenience.
  • 3. Blank in MS.
  • 4. "Mrs." in MS.
  • 5. The 12th Aug. was a Tuesday in 1533. Perhaps the date intended was Friday, 12 Sept.
  • 6. A translation of this second inhibition, misdated 2 Oct., is printed by Wilkins (iii. 760) from Foxe.
  • 7. "emprisonner." Qu. empoisonner?
  • 8. "aux quelz jay tosjours repondu du mesme artifice qu'ilz estoient propousez n'estoit qu'il me semble mieulx convenir de le dissimuler que fere autrement."
  • 9. Dr. Thomas Legh.
  • 10. Dr. Barnes.
  • 11. Qu. Sir William Pounder?
  • 12. Wednesday, 15th, must have been intended.
  • 13. John Ely.
  • 14. Qu. of Bruton? Probably the matter referret to is that in the preceding letter.
  • 15. John Graynfeld
  • 16. He was sheriff from Mich. 1532 to 1533.
  • 17. Geoffrey Downes, S.T.P., afterwards chancellor of York. He at this time held the prebend of Holme Archiepiscopi in that cathedral.
  • 18. The earl of Kildare.
  • 19. Latimer?
  • 20. In 1533, 23 Oct. was Thursday.