Henry VIII: October 1533, 26-31

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

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'Henry VIII: October 1533, 26-31', Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 6, 1533, (London, 1882), pp. 540-553. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol6/pp540-553 [accessed 16 June 2024].

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. "Henry VIII: October 1533, 26-31", Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 6, 1533, (London, 1882). 540-553. British History Online. Web. 16 June 2024, https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol6/pp540-553.


October 1533, 26-31

26 Oct.
R. O.
1349. [Clifford] to the Officers Of Teviotdale.
Has received their letter of the 23rd. Such deeds as they complain of have been done against his will, and there are as great faults on the other side. Requests them to meet at Carham on Thursday, 6 Nov., for reformation of attemptates on the English side since 2 July, according to the abstinence. The "fawtours" mentioned in their bills shall be warned to be present, and just and due reformation shall be do[...]. Desires them to do the like with the bills which his servant will give them. Has other bills which he will send in due time. Desires an answer by the bearer. Berwick Castle, 26 Oct.
P. 1, copy. Headed : To the officers of Teviotdaill.
R. O. 2. Another copy. P. 1.
26 Oct.
R. O.
1350. Sir Christopher Garneys to Cromwell.
On the 14th a disturbance was created at the opening of the gate at 1 p.m. by a number of carts pressing in before the carts within had cleared out ; and complaint being made to me by Gregory Vanne, one of the yeomen porters, I went out. One carter was so rude that I struck him on the neck with my little staff ; on which one whom I took for my special friend sent for him to his house, drew up a bill of complaint for him to present to my Lord Deputy, and promised he should have redress. "The like hath never been seen against any head officer, doing it for correction." My Lord Deputy and the Council took depositions, which I understand are sent to the duke of Norfolk and the King's council. I beg you to take the matter as it is. In the King's court, although proclamations are made against striking any man within the gates on pain of losing a hand, the porters strike rude persons when they will not be ruled, and even break their staves upon them. Also the lord steward and head officers at banquets and disguisings lay their staves on the heads of unruly persons, and thrust torches in their faces. Calais, 26 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add. : One of the King's Privy Council.
26 Oct.
R. O.
1351. Henry Palmer to Cromwell.
I thank you for your letters sent by my brother, by which I have obtained much of the good-will of the parties, and I desire you to give them thanks. I cannot recompense your kindness. Calais, 26 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Of the Privy Council.
26 Oct.
R. O.
1352. Henry Norrys to Lord Lisle.
I am commanded by the King to write to you that the King "heard speaking of your spaniel that Robert up Renoltes had, and so his Grace took the said spaniel from the said Robert, and said that he would be bold on you ; which spaniel he liketh well ; which shall not displease you, I know well." Greenwich, 26 Oct.
I pray you be good lord to Mr. Garnyes, for you may appease this matter yourself, and I will not move the King until I hear from you.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : Deputy of Calais. Endd.
26 Oct.
R. O.
1353. Harry Huttoft to Lord Lisle.
Has received his letter, and two of Cheriton's, and has spoken with Nicolin de Egra and Anthony Guydott, and finds that Lisle's ship has long since left Cadiz. Cheriton and the merchants have been at great strife, and spent 100 ducats and more, and afterwards departed and arrived at Legorne the 12th Aug., and sailed for Candy. When she arrives home you shall be told of all the troubles.
Headed : 1533, the 26th day of October, in Hampton.
P. 1. Sealed. Add. Endd.
26 Oct.
R. O.
1354. Launcelot Colyns to Cromwell.
I have received your letters in favor of Mr. Symson for a chauntry to his friend, "which is now in strife, and I think it shall be moved for one other person." I desire, therefore, to know your pleasure. "Syr, I trust ye have yowr monstruus best or thys day." I beg you to write in favor of the bearer, who has done the King good service on the Borders, for a farmhold that he is in danger of losing. York, 26 Oct. 1533.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
27 Oct.
R. O.
1355. Launcelot Colyns to Cromwell.
I see by your letters that you have received your "monstrous beast." I beg credence for the bearer. York, 27 Oct. 1533.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
27 Oct.
R. O.
1356. Oudart Du Bies to Lord Lisle.
I am informed by the bearer, one of my "mortepayes," that he has a stepson, 15 years of age, under the protection of the court at Tournay, of which place he is a native. He has gone to Calais to the lodging of Pere Brisselet, where he has been some time, and, not having money to pay his expences, has been imprisoned for six or seven months. I beg your favor for him. Boulogne, 27 Oct. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
On the back is written the following memoranda :A tun of wine must contain 252 gallons. 1 butt of Malmesey, 126 gals. A pipe, 126 gals. A tertyon or puncheon, 84 gals. A hogshead, 63 gals. A tierce, 41 gals. A barrel, 31 gals. A rondelet, 18 gals.
28 Oct.
R. O.
1357. Chapuys to [Cromwell].
Not having been able to speak with him, sends his servant as a sure person to whom he may communicate anything he has to say to himself. London, Bernar Castle, Tuesday, 28 Oct. 1533. Signed.
Ital., p. 1.
28 Oct.
R. O. St. P. VII. 521.
1358. Karne to Cromwell.
Was with Benet at his death, and is in doubt whether he should visit the King or not, at his arrival. He died of an ague. Wishes for an answer by the bearer, who will meet him at Dover. Having been four years absent from England on the King's service, would be very sorry not to be able to visit his Highness.
Would not presume to come to the King, if he suspected any danger. Paris, 28 Oct. 1533.
Hol. Add.
28 Oct.
R. O.
1359. Lawson to Cromwell.
Dan John Mathew, late prior of St. Bees, who is suing to Cromwell to have the same in perpetuity under the convent seal of St. Mary's, has been a very ill husband at Lincoln, St. Martin's, and St. Bees. At the last place there are great complaints of his extortion. The general chapter held at St. Mary's on St. Calixtus Day revoked him from St. Bees, but for Cromwell's sake made him prior of St. Martin's, a cell near Richmond, and a reasonable good living. It has been reported that he has been otherwise treated. The Abbot will do "at your complentacion" all that reasonably can be done, but the brethren and convent are sore set against him for his misdemeanours. No such perpetuity has been ever granted without special cause, and to a good man. Begs Cromwell to take the matter as it really is, and to continue his friendship to the Abbot, not giving credence to any one who shall make suit against him. Reminds him of the money for the last garrison, and Cawe Mylles. York, 28 Oct. Signed.
PS. in his own hand.Desires credence for Master Maunsell, the bearer, touching lord Conyers' matter, who will give Cromwell 10 mks. a year, and pay the vicar of Rudbye his yearly pension, as Cromwell shall assign.
Pp. 2. Add. : Of the Council.
28 Oct.
R. O.
1360. Reynold Grey to [Cromwell].
When I was last with you I was bound to the King in 5l. for the fine of knighthood. Since then I have been put out of 8l. yearly rent, held by me four years, by Sir Ric. Sacheverell, who maintained the title of my younger brother, and, since his death, has conveyed the land to himself by a false title. Thus I have not only lost the land, but the costs of the suit in maintaining my inheritance. I had hoped to have been ready myself with 10 persons to have done the King service, and can only now do it in my own person. My land is no longer worth 40l. rent, and I have suffered so much loss I am scarcely able to pay my debts. I beg therefore to be pardoned the fine. Kempston, St. Simon and Jude's Day. Signed.
P. 1.
28 Oct.
R. O.
1361. John Cooke to Cromwell.
Mr. Paris, my lord of Winchester's treasurer, has caused Cooke's office of the registership to be withheld from him by my lord of London, owing to the grudge my lord of Winchester bears him. Although Paris had ordered the reeve of the lordship of Twiford to pay him his fee, he caused the restraint to be published openly in the court. Paris also sent a message to my lady of Wherwell in the Bishop's name, by which he is disturbed in his office there. Will give particulars at his coming. Is undone without Cromwell's help, being in debt by a suit with his kinsman, Cromwell's servant. Cannot get the farm of my lady of Wherwell, for which the King and Cromwell wrote in his behalf. Sends a doe and a fat cygnet as a present. Wherwell, 28 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. : To, &c. Master Cromwell, one of the King's Highness' most hon. Council.
28 Oct.
R. O.
1362. Sir W. Courtenay to Cromwell.
Is glad to hear that he has made Jas. Horswell deputy to the customer of Plymouth. Persuaded by his enemies, the customer has refused to accept his friends and neighbours as not being substantial enough. Begs he will influence the customer to suffer Horswell to continue, and will find sufficient sureties. Hopes he will advance Horswell's suit for the town of Plymouth. Powdram, St. Simon and Jude. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Right worshipful.
28 Oct.
R. O.
1363. Edw. Lord Stourton to Cromwell.
I beg you will favor me and my neighbour in the matter the bearer will show you. There was never more need of some remedy being provided in these parts than now. 28 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Mr. Cromwell.
28 Oct.
R. O.
1364. Plate.
Parcels of ... gold, and of silver gilt, parcel-gilt, and white, r[eceived] of the King's highness by the hands of Anto[ny] ... to the Tower, &c., the xxviij. day of Octob[er in the] ... [year] of the reign of our said sovereign l[ord] ... ne.
Gold plate : A plain bowl marked R and A ; 2 salts, 2 casting bottles, spoons, a cruet, a perfume box, a chain, garnishing for horse harness, and a foot cloth. Total, 551 oz. = 1,102l.
Gilt plate : 13 pairs of pots, with the arms of Queen Anne, tirretts on the covers, feather fashion, the King's arms, &c. ; 3 pairs of flagons, one being with Mr. Hennage ; a laver ; 43 gilt bowls, chased with martlets, rings in leopards' mouths, cardinals' hats, a rose and a double ring, a dragon and a greyhound, &c. ; one of these is marked as being in the pitcher house ; 8 basins ; 4 ewers ; 18 cups, with various devices, as a man holding a halberd, a lion and a flower, roses, flower de luces and pomegranates, the King's arms, &c. ; 12 goblets, one with Queen Anne's arms ; 30 cruses ; a maser, garnished with silver gilt ; 6 layers ; 18 salts, 2 being parcel-gilt ; 14 chaundillers, with pricks or drones ; 2 cups of assay ; 26 spoons ; 2 casting bottles ; a little hanging plate ; 2 "fewme pannes" with covers ; 13 trenchers, the gilding sore worn. Total gilt, 7,395 oz. 2 qu. = 1,540l. 15s. 7[]d.
Parcel-gilt : 5 pair of pots ; 4 basins and ewers ; 6 bowls with the King's arms. * * * 18 trenchers ; 3 doz. spoons (?) ; a barber's pot and basin ; 5 silver dishes ; 4 chaundillers. Total, 1,959 oz. = 359l. 2s. 5d.
Total, 3,001l. 18s. 0d.
Pp. 10. Mutilated and faded. Endd ... the parcels of plate received ... ace by the hands of Antony ... xxviij. mensis Octobris.
29 Oct.
R. O.
1365. Sir George Throkmorton to Cromwell.
Has had no answer to the letter he wrote him by the under-sheriff of Warwickshire. Wishes to know his pleasure about it. As the Parliament is prorogued, will not come to London, unless it is to speak with Cromwell. Will follow his advice to live at home, serve God, and meddle little. Has sent the money for the obligation by which he is bound for certain gentlemen concerning their knightship. Coughton, 29 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : To, &c. Mr. Thos. Cromwell, one of the King's most honourable Council.
29 Oct.
R. O.
1366. Christopher Lord Conyers to Cromwell.
It has pleased you to address your commission to my hearty friend Sir George Lawson for valuation of the profits of Rudby benefice with which I ought to be charged, which certificate was declared to you. I wish you therefore to disclose your pleasure to the bearer Wm. Maunsell, and I shall conform myself, and at days convenient pay the money due, paying such fees and allowances as I have hitherto had. I shall also agree with the vicar for the money due to him, and allow him to enter the church. I beg you will not be displeased that I send no money. I desire you to accept my poor fee of 6l. 13s. 4d. Horneby, 29 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. : Of the King's Council.
29 Oct.
R. O.
1367. Payments.
Warrant to Cromwell, as Master of the Jewels, for the following payments : (1) to Cornelys Hayes, goldsmith, of 50l. in part payment of a sum due by the King for goldsmith's work : (2) to Ric. Swyfte of Eryth 5l., to make ditches in Leson Marsshe : (3) to Will. Gonson 200l., to be employed on rigging and repairs of the King's ships, and for victualling and wages of the Prymcrose and the Mary Guldeforde, the two ships appointed for the Bordeaux voyage : (4) to Mark Raphaell 20l. for a reward. Greenwich, 29 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII. Signed and sealed.
On parchment
29 Oct.
R. O.
1368. Audit.
Commission to John Notte and John Mynne to audit the accounts of Elizabeth, [widow and?] executrix of Thomas ... Westminster, 29 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII.
Copy, p. 1, large paper.

R. O.
1369. [Cromwell to Henry VIII.]
Sends two warrants signed by the Princess Dowager, which were given him by the Lord Chancellor's servant on his way home. Has been informed by friar Lawrence, since his repair to London, of divers things touching the Holy Maid of Kent, which he will declare to the King, and to none other ; and also that two strange friars Observants have lately repaired to this realm to search for all books, sentences, &c., which they intend to convey to friar Peto. Proposes to take measures for the apprehension of these friars, who are now with the Princess Dowager, and are supplied with money by a rich London merchant. Asks for an answer by the bearer. Sends an acquittance to be signed for 24,000 cr., for the residue of the Emperor's debt, and a warrant to the Chancellor for sealing the same. Asks the King to sign them and send them by the bearer, that Robt. Fowler may be depeched. The rest of the acquittances for the ordinary pension and salt are already signed and sealed.
Draft, hol., pp. 2. Endd. : Two minutes of my master's letters with my Lord Chancellor's.

R. O.
1370 Cromwell's Remembrances.
"Special remembrances to be done with the King's Highness." First, to speak with the King touching the duke of Bavyer's ambassador for his "depechee," and what shall be the effect of the King's letters, and what gifts he will give him. To speak with the King for the "depechee" of the gentleman of Polonia. To know whether Vaughan shall go forward or return. To declare to the King the saying of Augustine touching the French ambassador. Of the answer of my lord of London for the benefice of Fulham. Touching friar Reysbye's examination. Of the letter sent by Paytow to Payn, the friar. Of the bishop of Rochester's saying to Reysby. To remember to send for friar Ryche to Richmond. Of the taking of the vicar of Croydon. To know whether the King will have all the rest of the monks and friars sent for. Of the letters lately come from Rome to the minister of the friars Observants, and of the communication between Becke and a friar, and to know the effect of those letters ; which letters were directed from Elston. To know what way the King will take with all the said malefactors. To remember my lord of Ely's executors. For signing the ambassador of France's passports. To cause George to seek the copy of Dr. Benette's benefices, and to move the King to give them. To obtain Walter Luke's letter to be justice of the King's Bench to Sir Humph. Conysbie. To remember my lord of Waltham's recompense for Copped Hall Park. To remember the executors of lord Dacres of the South, and to show the King their offer. To remember the "depechee" of Mr. Pate, my lord of Lincoln's kinsman, towards Spain. To remember such as have caused cloths to be flocked in the North, and to know the King's pleasure. To remember such as be taken for counterfeiting money, said to be done in Rouen and Normandy. To remember Herfforde for his end to be taken with the King for 1,300l. For money to be provided for the prior of Newark, for payment of arrears due by Mr. Towneley, at Hampton Court, said to be 300l. To declare Christopher and Stephen Vaughan's letters, and to know [the] answer. To remember Mr. Hackette's diets, and to make suit to the King for the same. For friar Laurence's letters. Touching Doctor Boner's letters sent last, and to remember Doctor Benette's jewels. To remember the signature of my warrants for such money as I have disbursed of the King. For "pricking of the sheriffs." Touching Ralph Francees, of Tyknall, Derby, supposed to be an idiot. To remember the delivery of John Alen's letters. To remember Mr. Warde to be sheriff of Oxford and Berks. [ (fn. 1) To remember the alteration of the letters to be] sent to Chr. Mounte. To remember the King's tenants of Brecknock. To remember a gentleman of Friesland, sometime Mr. Compton's servant. To speak to the Lord Chancellor for an injunction for Silvester Darius. To remember for money for Mr. Pattes, the King's ambassador in Spain. [ (fn. 1) For money for Chr. Mownt being in Germany.] [ (fn. 1) To remember Rob. Hogans to Mr.] Chancellor to the Queen. [ (fn. 1) To remember the bailiff] of Bongey to my lord of Norfolk. The signing of the bill for [Dre]wes. (fn. 2) Touching my lord of Northumberland's end, what shall be the King's pleasure. To remember the order taken for the Nun, monks and friars. To remember my lady Pounder. To remember Rukwood, the sergeant-at-arms. To remember the prior of Blythe. To remember my Lord Elect. (fn. 3) To remember Freman's bill.
Pp. 3. The latter part in Cromwell's hand.

R. O.
1371. Cromwell's Remembrances.
"First, to obtain Walter Luke's letter to be justice of the King's Bench, to Sir Humph. Conysby." To remember the executors of lord Dacres of the South, and to show the King their offer. To remember such as have caused cloths to be flocked in the North, and to know the King's pleasure. To remember Mr. Hackett's diets, and to make suit to the King for the same. To remember the signature of my warrants for such money as I have disbursed of the King's. To remember the alteration of the letters to be sent to Chr. Mount. To remember a gentleman of Friesland, sometime Mr. Compton's servant. To remember money for Chr. Mount in Germany. To remember Rob. Hogans to Mr. Chancellor to the Queen. To remember the bailiff of Bungey to my lord of Norfolk. Item, the signature of the bill for Drewes. Touching my lord of Northumberland's end. To remember my lord of Worcester. To remember Sir John Gage to the King.
P. 1.

Dupuy 547, f. 323-324, (p. 19, f. 321).
1372. [Memoranda by the French Ambassador.]
"De dire a Mr. le Grand Maistre les propoz de Monsr. de Suffoc touchant Cramouel.
Le debat qui fut d'entre le Roy et Monsgr. de Norfort touchant Mgr. le Grand Maistre.
N'oublier le propos de la Royne de Navarre pour Madame Isabeau, d'escrire a Mr. de Castillon.
De la nonain qui faisoit a croire qu'elle faisoit des miracles, dont la Royne et Princesse ont etes seduites, dont il y a heu de la desobeissance comme m'a dit le Roy."
Copy supplied by Mr. Friedmann from the Bibliothque Nationale.

R. O.
1373. Interview of the Pope and Francis I.
It is conjectured that the Pope's object in bringing about this interview with Francis was to free himself from the Council which the Emperor and the G[ermans] so urgently demand ; for if your King (Henry VIII.) were to join the Germans (cum eisdem Germa[nis conv]eniret), and induce the French king to agree to a Council, he could not avoid it.
The principal reason, on the other hand, why Francis was anxious for the interview was that he might have a foot in Italian affairs, as otherwise he could not hold the state of Milan, to which he hopes by such means to gain access. The foot for the present will be the duchy of Urbino.
"Ea qu inter hos princip[es ges]ta sunt transierunt certe maxima demostratione optim in ... tionis, videturque Gallos Pontificis admodum satisfactos remansisse, et multo plus quam non visum est Csarem Bononi postremo remansisse."
Ten of the richest cardinals and their vassals are on the side of the French king. They can do a great deal, either in case of a vacancy, a council, or a schism.
As to the affairs of your King, it is certain that the Pope thinks himself secure that Francis will never force his Holiness to do anything he does not wish. Any one who refuses to believe this because of this meeting is stiffnecked. There are two courses left for your King. One is to agree with the Emperor, and terminate the cause by common consent. The Emperor will desire your King's friendship, as he will fear a new union between the Pope and Francis. The other course is to kindle a fire about the Council, with the help of the Germans. Merely rumours and tumults of this kind might settle the King's affair. Otherwise, as soon as the Pope is in Rome, the usual proceedings will be continued against the King, according to the wish of his adversaries.
Lat., pp. 2, mutilated. Endd. : ... causes and co[nsi]deracions of the [Po]pe's meting with the French king.

R. O.
1374. [Cromwell] to Christopher [Mont].
"Fellow Christopher," although you have received no letters from the King since your departure, think not that your diligence in setting forth his business is forgotten. His Majesty thanks you heartily. Herewith you will receive two letters from him to the dukes of Bavaria and the landgrave of Hesse, with copies, that you may be the more ripe to answer objections. As the secretary of the duke of Bavaria, Mr. Hubertus Thomas, has shown much of his master's mind to the King, you need not labor to procure any other answer of them than they will show you themselves. But use all diligence to understand the state of the whole of Germany and their minds towards the King, and how the Princes are inclined towards the Emperor and the king of the Romans. I send a bill of exchange for 30l.
P. 1.

R. O.
1375. [Lisle to Cromwell.]
I have received your letter of the 4th inst., in one article of which you state that the King is informed that I and other of the Council here have gone about things which you disapprove, causing the people to bring in their goods, &c. It is not true ; for the orders we issued were only to bring victuals into the town, which was only a necessary precaution against any sudden chance, as the town has been long in great necessity for lack of victuals out of England, that it might not be left a prey to the King's enemies. As to your advice to have a vigilant eye to the defence of the town, and to avoid doing anything to encourage the King's enemies, I trust I have done my best, under the circumstances, considering how little information has been sent to me from the King, though I have written to you frequently in causes which I and the Council here deem great and urgent, and have had as yet no answer. Among many necessaries we think nothing more necessary than victuals. There need be no fear of the town, if provided with men and victuals, though the Great Turk were as near as France or Flanders ; and I hope when the King is informed of the truth he will see that my measures have not been ill advised.
Copy, pp. 2.
R. O. 2. Draft of the preceding.
Pp. 2.

R. O.
1376. Thos. Abbot Of Bucklond to the Marquis Of Exeter.
Thanks him for his letter dated Greenwich, 20 Oct. (fn. 4) During the 20 years he has been abbot, has let the house get but little in debt, and has duly observed the rules, as was proved before the visitors, and his age has not caused debility of reason, but given him better experience how to govern. Can do everything except ride about the country, which can be done more conveniently by servants. Begs the Marquis therefore to allow him to continue in his office, and not resign, as the Marquis wishes. Advises the Marquis not to give the office, when he dies, to Sir Toker, (fn. 5) who has been recommended, on account of his untoward conversation and the intolerable charges he has caused to the monastery. Signed.
Pp. 3. Add.

Harl. MS. 6,148, f. 39. B. M. C.'s Letters, 267.
1377. Cranmer to certain Gentlemen in Hertfordshire.
Desires them, as justices of the peace dwelling near Tring, to examine the petition of the bringer, Thomas Wiggynton, one of the Abp's tenants of Tring, against divers, therein named, who have slandered and spoiled the said Thomas. Wishes them to settle the case according to justice.
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book.

Harl. MS. 6,148, f. 39 b. B. M. C.'s Letters, 268.
1378. Cranmer to the Archdeacon Of Canterbury.
In favor of John Creake for the farm of the parsonage of Hayes, now (or shortly to be) void ; Creake finding sureties for the payment. Desires answer by the bearer.
Copy from Cranmer's Letter Book.

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1379. Indictments In Wales.
"Informations to the right hon. Master Cromwell, one of the King's most hon. Council, for the King's advantage."
1. That whereas Sir Rob. ap Rees, vicar general to the bishop of St. Asaph's, is indicted of prmunire, and presented by the great leet within the lordship of Denbigh, before Sir John Salysbury, steward there in Oct. 25 Hen. VIII. : he was eftsoons indicted for retaining 200 persons for six years, for keeping of three benefices and farms, and for divers extortions on the King's subjects.
2. That the bishop of St. Asaph's is also indicted of prmunire.
3. That by the ancient custom of the lordship of Denbigh, time out of mind, persons indicted by the King's great leet are not allowed to traverse the same against the King, but only be put to their fine, except for a man's life or for his lands ; and thus the King should have 4,000 or 5,000 marks for the above persons and others.
4. The said Sir Robert has 18 benefices to his own use, and 100 marks a year of temporal lands, of which he has "extortioned and polled the King's poor subjects." He has 11 "deyres" (deer?) "with his wild cattle and sheep above 1,000 marks," and in plate, ready money, &c. above 2,000l., besides bribery in his office and the farm of St. John's worth 40l. a year.
5. The bishop is indicted with others, priests and laymen, of whom the King should have a great sum without further trial.
6. As Sir Robert has forfeited all his benefices, lands, and goods, and cannot traverse, except for life or death, or title to lands, he has craftily obtained of the Lord Chancellor a supersedeas to John Sallysbury, "which said writs out of the Chancery here were never there seen executed before ;" and it will be to the prejudice of the King and his subjects if the laws and customs there are so interfered with.
Large paper, p. 1.

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1380. Iceland Fleet.
List of the ships returned from Iceland this year, 25 Hen. VIII., with the tonnage of each, and "the names of the owners, masters, and adventurers in the said ships arrived in the ports," &c. of Boston, Lynn, Welles, Blacknaye, Yarmouth, Laistoft, Walderswicke, Orfoorde, Orwell, and London. Certified by Edw. Weldonne, clerk controller of the King's household.
The numbers of the ships are as follows :
At Lynne, 10 of from 35 to 95 tons. At Wels and Blacnei haven, 17 of from 30 to 90 tons. At Boston, 1. At Yarmouth, 14 of 40 to 95 tons. At Laistofte, 7 of 54 to 72 tons. At Dunwich, 22 of 30 to 50 tons. At Orwel haven, 7 of 60 to 150 tons. At Orford, 1 of 40 tons. At London, 6 of 50 to 100 tons.
A sum of money varying from 4l. to 8l., according to tonnage, is written in the margin opposite each ship's name, and the total of these sums is given as 414l.
Pp. 15.
R. O. 2. "The contents of certain ships within this realm of England," being another list of the same ships, with their owners, and sums of money opposite ; but the sums here are at a higher rate than in the preceding paper ; viz., for ships under 80 tons, 5l. ; from 80 to 100 tons, 6l. ; and for 100 tons and above, 8l. Total 582l.
Pp. 11. Endd. : Ships from Iselonde, ao 25o.

Titus, B. I. 446. B. M.
1381. Parliament. (fn. 6)
Things to be moved on the King's behalf unto his attorney, to be put afterwards in order and determination by the learned counsel against the next assembly of his Parliament.
Bills to be conceived for the order and succession of the realm, for the assurance of the Queen's jointure, and for the order of the King's wards. Lord Dacre's will of the South to be examined. What end the King will take with those that did convey corn. To accomplish the end of the bishop of Ely's executors. A bill to be drawn for granting money for fortifying the frontiers. The drafts between the King and the Staple to be engrossed and finished. The forfeiture of 500 marks by one in the county of Bedford. Letters to be directed to the bishops of London and Durham for the restitution of their temporalities. What Wm. Gonson has done concerning the King's ships going to Bordeaux. Touching Hawkerst, the monk of Augustine's in Canterbury. To know the King's pleasure of the men attainted in Surrey, and to call that process may be made against them. To cause a docket to be made by the King's attorney concerning those sued for conveyance of corn and other debts. To see my lord of Northumberland's indenture, and call for an exemplification of the first and second recognizances. The King's pleasure concerning persons outlawed, and what process shall be taken against them. What order the King will take if the Scots do not sue for peace after this truce, and what provision shall be made, as the truce lasts only a year. The repairs of the King's navy. A letter to be sent to the prior of Ely that he shall not meddle with the revenues of the bishopric. A bill to be made for revoking all reversions of offices and gifts granted by the King. Finglas to be Chief Justice of Ireland. Ailmer to be Chief Baron. Luttrell to be Second Justice of the Common Pleas. Dillon's and Cusack's bills to be signed. The monk Dering to be sent for to Oxford. The other monks of Christchurch to be sent for also with diligence, and to know the King's pleasure. The monk of St. Augustine's to be sent for who wrote the letter that was imagined to come from Heaven. A bill to be drawn for partridge and pheasant takers ; and another for the justices of Wales, and that no Welshman is to be an officer there, according to the old laws of this land. To remember the book wherein the duke of Buckingham's trial is printed, and what words be there to be noted. The King's surveyors. Warrants to be signed for money issued since the signature of my last warrants. Dr. Benett's warrant for his uncle's revenues to be received for Michaelmas, and to take it with me. To move the King touching Thwayttes. To make the allegations which Mr. Solicitor hath showed me touching the Nun's book, and what are the opinions of judges therein. To cause the book to be delivered to certain bishops. To take the copy of the number of the obligations due to the King by the duke of Norfolk, which are 11 in number. Benedic, the carver, to have some recompense for the debt due to him by the Cardinal. To speak with the King for the despatch to be made to Stephen Vaughan. To take with me the catalogue of Dr. Lee's benefices. To know the King's pleasure whether all which have been privy to the Nun's book shall be sent for. To declare to the King Sir Geo. Lawson's last letters, and his opinion touching the Cawe Mylles. A commandment to the official of Canterbury for examination of the "anker" (anchorite) of Canterbury. Whether the King will have my lord of Rochester sent for. Two little monasteries which Mr. Dudley will give the King. Sir John Dudley to be vice-chamberlain. To make sure the reversion of Warwike lands, wherein the King has but a state to him and his heirs male. The number of my lord of Norfolk's obligations is 11, each 200 marks ; the last 127l. ; in all, 1,460l. 6s. 8d. The payment of the Bryton. Sir Jas. Carre's bill. To speak with the King's learned counsel to see Sir John Dudley's title. The commission for the attaint. Signing the letters for Stephen Vaughan. To relate to the King of a certain gentleman being at Calais, come from the Countye Palentyne. That Stephen Vaughan's servant is with him. To speak to Dr. Knyght, archdeacon of Chester, for the pension of last year and this year, "with of his archdeaconry 20l." The pension was always 40l. to his time. To direct letters to Mr. Raffe Whythed. To speak to the King for the warrants for the Queen's footmen and littermen, and for her New Year's gifts. Mr. Walter Luke, for his room of justice, and to obtain him a letter. The priest of St. Antonyn's church.
Pp. 4, partly in Cromwell's hand.
Titus, B. I. 478. B. M. 2. Draft of the preceding, with corrections and additions by Cromwell. The following are struck out :
A bill to be made for the establishment of the Princess Dowager for the order and establishment of her living. A letter to be sent to Cholmeley, cofferer to the lady Mary, for the names of those in her chequer roll. A letter to be written to my lord of Winchester.
Pp. 4. Endd.
Titus, B. I. 150. B. M. 3. "Acts necessary to be made at this Parliament."
1. An Act to confirm the King's marriage, and establish the succession. 2. An Act for the Queen's jointure. 3. An Act that this realm shall take the General Council of Christendom to be above the Pope, and this to be concluded by both Convocations. 4. An Act that if the Pope attempt to vex the King or realm, by interdict or otherwise, for the marriage, in that case no subject shall pay him annates, &c. ; which shall be paid to the King for his defence. 5. Any person obeying the Pope's attempts for the marriage shall be adjudged a traitor. 6. Any bishop, dean, abbot, &c. convicted of high treason, to forfeit the lands held in right of their corporations. 7. That if war against the King is attempted by the Pope's occasion, the King shall have for his defence the moiety of the temporal lands of the Church. 7. That strangers shall pay only English custom for woollen cloths for three years. 8. That Woolf and his adherents who murdered two strangers shall be attainted of murder, and the privilege of sanctuary taken from them. 9. That no grasier shall buy fat cattle to sell again. 10. That the Chancellor with two judges may proceed in all cases in the Star Chamber, notwithstanding the absence of the Treasurer, and others mentioned in previous Acts. 11. That murders in Wales and the Marches may be tried in the Star Chamber. 12. A resumption of all joint patents. 13. A resumption of all patents of Welshmen for offices in Wales. 14. That no person shall hold two offices in Wales. 15. That the justice of Chester shall not occupy by deputy. 16. That Welshmen convicted in the Star Chamber, or before the King's commissioners in the Marches, of forfeitures or penalties, shall be compelled to pay them without further trial.
Pp. 2.

Titus, B. I. 461. B. M.
1382. Cromwell's Remembrances.
For answer to my lord Lisle's last letter of news. To deliver the letters from Lubeke. To declare the names of all the offenders accused with the Nun. To cause indictments to be drawn for them in treason and misprision. To remember the King for the establishment of the justices of Ireland and other officers there. The necessity of looking to the state of Wales. James Becke. My lords elect of Chester and Bangor. The gentleman of Phryseland. The despatch of Ellyngton into Flanders. My lord of Northumberland's end with the King. The death of lord Scrope. The escape of two prisoners from the prison of the bishop of Exeter. The book concerning the New Year's gifts of the Princess Dowager. To show the King the patterns for the embroidery for the Queen. To send for Henry Berye, servant to lady Mary. To answer lord Lyzle's letters with speed. Letters to be written for the poor Portingall to the Council of Ireland and into Wales. To send to Nic. Cracher for the conveyance of Chr. Mount's letters. To send for my lady of Salisbury and lord Hussee. To speak with the King's learned counsel for finishing the book for the Staple. Translating the letters "sent out of and from Lubyke" into English. To view the opinions of Gregory de Cassalys. The new election of such burgesses, knights, and citizens as are lacking in Parliament. To engross the Commission for flocking cloths in the North. To send to Peryent not to meddle with the accounts of Ely. What the King will have done with those who will go to Canterbury to do penance. A privy seal to be sent to Dr. Glyne, chancellor of Bangor, for the revenues of last half year. Letters to be directed to the prior of Helye for the receipt of the remainder. To remind the King of the expence of the Queen's New Year's gifts, and the rewards given for New Year's gifts ; and of the apparel of her palfreys. Letters to be sent to the earl of Angus, Geo. Douglas, and Archibald to draw hither. A certain thing found by Thos. Rushe in Suffolk for the King's advantage. The King's pleasure for sending the Nun to Canterbury, and whether she shall return. Finding offices of the collusion of my lord Acres (sic), and to get a copy of the will. Sir Thos. Nevell and the jewels of the duke of Suffolk, which are pawned to him for 700l. The King shall remain and be indebted to Dr. Benet in 400l. Gregory de Cassales' devises in the King's great causes. Who shall be sent to Lubeck for an amity. To devise that the rest of the plate, not necessary for the Princess Dowager, may be brought to the Jewel-house. Those things with my lady Mary, which are not meet for the Princess, to be also brought thither. [To remember what danger is in war, and that the commons were better to bear a contribution to find in the estate that she now is in, and to avoid war, than to diminish anything. (fn. 7) ] Devices for the bishop for setting forth and preaching the King's great cause, and against the censures. How many palfreys the King will have for the Queen, and whether they shall be of one sort or not. "To speak with the receiver to know how cloth and wooll lessen the plate for New Year's gifts." The men of Myned to be sent for to answer the depredations done upon the Breton ship.
Pp. 4. Partly in Cromwell's hand. Endd.
Oct./Grants. 1383. Grants in October 1533.
1. Nich. Denton, clerk of the watch in the King's retinue at the town of Berwick. To be clerk of the said watch with the usual fees, and a man under him, with wages of 6l. a year. Greenwich, 21 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 1 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
2. John Bother, John Baron, and John Smyth, natives belonging to the manor of Burstwyke, Yorks, in the King's hands by the attainder of Edward late duke of Buckingham. Manumission. Greenwich, 30 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 4 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 16.
3. Constat and exemplification of the inrolment (in consequence of the loss of the original as sworn by Edward Guldeford) of patent 1 Dec. 9 Hen. VII., granting to Sir Richard Guldeford, one of the knights of the Royal Body, and the said Edward, his son and heir, the office of serjeants of the armory in the Tower of London. Westm., 6 Oct.Pat. 25 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 34.
4. Anth. Anthony. To be one of the King's gunners in the Tower of London, with fees of 12d. a day, vice Jeremy de Millen, deceased. Greenwich, 10 Dec. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 7 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 21.
5. Rob. Delwoode, clerk of the check of the King's guard. Grant for life of 6d. a day as fee of the Crown, which Ric. Foster, serjeant-at-arms, lately enjoyed.S.B. (Undated.) Pat. Westm., 7 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 16.
6. John Vaughan, one of the pages of the King's chamber. To be steward of the lordships of Penbrige, Eresland, Malmishillacy, and Fencot, Heref., in the King's hands by the death of Sir Ric. Cornewall. Greenwich, 30 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 16.
7. Lord Wm. Howard. Licence to import 600 tuns of Gascon wine and Toulouse woad, in vessels of Spain, France, Flanders, Brittany, &c. Greenwich, 7 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Oct.P.S.
8. Ric. Riche. To be the King's solicitor, with an annuity of 10l. Del. Westm., 10 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 11.
9. Ric. Riche, the King's solicitor. Annuity of 10l. for life. Westm., 10 Oct. Pat. 25 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 23.
10. Nich. Poyntz. To be steward of the great court of Erlescourte, held yearly at St. James near Bristoll, Sudbury, and Fairford, (fn. 8) Glouc., vice Sir Anth. Poynes, deceased, his fees payable by the tenants of Berton near Bristol. Windsor Castle, 17 July 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 10 Oct. P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 28.
11. Cumberland : Tho. Salkeld, Tho. Blenkynsop, and Ric. a Bewley. Commission to make inquisition p. m. on the lands and heir of John a Briscoo and Ric. a Briscoo. Westm., 14 Oct.Pat. 25 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 26d.
12. John Vaughan ap Griffith ap Rice clk., rector of the parish church of St. John in Southampton. Presentation to the parish church of Llan Higham, Bangor dioc., vice John Newton, clk., who exchanges. Westm., 15 Oct.Pat. 25 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 23.
13. Geo. Courtney, of Romsey, Hants, alias of London, merchant. Pardon of certain felonies committed by him, for which he sought the protection of the Church in the parish church of SS. Peter and Paul, Castre, Linc., on Tuesday after Palm Sunday, 5 Hen. VIII., and which he confessed before Thos. Goodhande, then one of the coroners in co. Linc. ; viz., that he on the 9th Jan. 4 Hen. VIII. at Longludford, broke and entered the close and houses of John Warner, and stole therefrom certain monies, and on the 13th Oct. 4 Hen. VIII. assaulted and robbed an unknown man at Wallopp, Hants ; for which he abjured the realm, and had assigned to him the port of Kyngston-upon-Hull for his transit. Also pardon of the said abjuration, and of all returns to England without licence up to the present time. Del. Westm., 16 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 41.
14. John Jucent or Jocent, LL.D., King's chaplain. Presentation to the parish church of Sutton, Winchester dioc., void by the death of Master Wm. Benet ; the next presentation having been granted by John the abbot and the convent of Chertesey to the said John Jucent, and by him to the King. Greenwich, 15 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 5.
15. John Belfeld, clk. To have the pension which the abbot of the monastery of Burton-on-Trent is bound to give to a clerk of the King's nomination towards his exhibition to school, till the said abbot shall promote him to a competent benefice. Greenwich, 11 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Oct.P.S.
16. Geo. Dudley. Licence to be nonresident on any of his benefices, and to accept pluralities or exchange, &c., notwithstanding the Act 21 Hen. VIII. Windsor Castle, 17 Aug. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Oct. P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 3.
17. Cumberland : Sir John Lowther, John Skelton of Armathwaytt, and Ric. Bewley. Commission to make inquisition p. m. on the lands and heir of Tho. Musgrave of Brakynthwaytt. Westm., 18 Oct.Pat. 25 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 26d.
18. Nich. Servyngton. Livery of lands as son and heir of Wm. Servyngton, deceased, and of Eliz. his wife, and kinsman and heir of Walter Servyngton, father of the said William ; and to John Cayleway, Tho. Pette, John Fitzjames, Ric. Carrant, Tho. Atwater, Wm. Kaylway, Wm. Wylton, and Roger Servyngton, as trustees to the use of the said Nicholas. Greenwich, 16 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 30.
19. Rob. Barkysdale of Kevyle, Wilts, clothier. Reversal of outlawry in London, sued for debt by Wm. Botery, citizen and mercer of London, before the justices of Common Pleas ; the said Robert having surrendered to the Flete prison, and the said William having declared himself satisfied by Geoff. Chamber, his attorney. Westm., 20 Oct.Pat. 25 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 7.
20. Thos. ap Guullim ap Gruffith. Presentation to the perpetual vicarage of the parish church of Aberdare, Bangor dioc., vice David ap Jevan ap Gruffith, deceased ; at the King's disposal by reason of the voidance of the see of Bangor. Addressed to the archbishop of Canterbury. Greenwich, 13 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
21. John Parker, yeoman of the Wardrobe of Robes, alias of Fulham, Middx. Exemption from being made sheriff, escheator, or other officer, or commissioner, in England, Wales, Calais, or the marches thereof, and from serving on juries, &c. Del. Westm., 20 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
22. Leicestershire : Sir Wm. Skevyngton, Roger Ratclyff, Wm. Assheby, and Edm. Sapcotes. Commission to make inquisition on the lands and heir of Wm. Berkeley. Westm., 24 Oct.Pat. 25 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 26d.
23. Sir John Willughby, kinsman and heir of Ric. Willughby. Inspeximus and confirmation of
i. Charter 16 May 1 Edw. [I.?] being a grant of free warren to the said Ric. de Willughby and his heirs.
ii. Charter 24 May 27 Edw. III., being another grant of free warren to Ric. de Willughby and his heirs.
Westm., 24 Oct.Pat. 25 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 5.
24. James Carre, chaplain. Presentation to the parish church of Brandon Fery, Norwich dioc., void by resignation, and at the King's disposal by the voidance of the bishopric of Ely. Del. Westm., 26 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 23.
25. Tho. Thorneton, of the city of York, merchant. Annuity of 32s. 8d. issuing from certain lands in Dunnyngton and Stamford Briggs, York, lately belonging to Ric. Thorneton, deceased, during the minority of John Thorneton, son and heir of the said Richard ; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Del. Westm., 26 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII.S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 29.
26. Giles Duwes. Licence to import 800 tuns of Toulouse woad and Gascon wine, within two years from the Feast of Purification next ensuing. Greenwich, 17 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Oct.P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
27. Sir Walter Hungerford, son and heir of Sir Edw. Hungerford, deceased. Inspeximus and exemplification, at his request, of
i. The enrolment of pat. 28 Nov. 11 Ric. II., being a pardon to Sir Tho. Hungerford for a fine relative to the manor of Estcourt de Heightredesbury.
ii. The enrolment of pat. 12 Nov. 7 Hen. VI., being a licence of alienation to Sir Walter Hungerford and others, with respect to the manors of Chippenham, Sheldon, and Budston, and the hundreds of Bisshopeston, Donlewe, and Chippenham, Wilts.
iii. The enrolment of four several deeds of release by Sir Walter Hungerford, lord of Heytesbury and Homett, on the dorse of the Close Roll 8 Hen. VI., relating respectively to the manor of Rowelegh, the said manors of Chippenham, &c., the manor of Wynterburnestoke, and a messuage in Charing, in the parish of St. Martin in the Fields, Middx.
iv. The enrolment of a charter of enfeoffment by John Tiptoft and others to Sir Walter Hungerford and others, on the dorse of Close Roll 8 Hen. VI., relative to the said manors of Chippenham, &c. Dated Saturday before the Feast of St. Martin in Winter, 8 Hen. VI.
v. The enrolment of a charter of enfeoffment by Will. Darell and others to the said Sir Walter Hungerford and others, on the dorse of Close Roll 8 Hen. VI., relative to messuages in Hungerford and the parish of Hungerford. Dated Saturday before the Feast of St. Martin in Winter, 8 Hen. VI.
vi. The enrolment of a certain release by Sir John Tiptoft, lord Powys and others, to the said Walter and others, on the dorse of Close Roll 7 Hen. VI., relative to messuages, &c. in Rowelegh alias Witnam, Wilts. Dated on the Feast of St. John the Baptist, 7 Hen. VI.
vii. The enrolment of a charter of enfeoffment by Sir Ralph Cromwell and others to the said Walter and others, on the dorse of Close Roll 8 Hen. VI., relative to the above messuage in Charryng. Dated Saturday before the Feast of St. Martin in Winter, 8 Hen. VI.
viii. The enrolment of a charter of enfeoffment by Will. Darell and others to the said Walter and others on the dorse of Close Roll 8 Hen. VI.
ix. The enrolment of a charter of a grant by the said John Tiptoft to the said Walter and others, on the dorse of Close Roll 8 Hen. VI., of a reversion of the manor of Wynterburnestoke, Wilts. Dated on the Feast of St. Nicholas the Bishop, 8 Hen. VI.
Westm., 26 Oct.Pat. 25 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 12.
28. Ric. Garland, Gerland, or Garelonde, of Gwilford, Surrey, yeoman alias merchant, &c. Protection ; going in the retinue of Arthur viscount Lysslie, deputy general of Calais. Greenwich, 23 Sept. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Oct.P.S.
29. Wm. Lelegrave. To be clerk of the works at Calais, with fees of 20l. a year, in as sample a manner as Thos. Deacon, Will. Briswood, Will. Lambert, or any others, have held the same ; with 20l. a year, and a messuage called Bolleyngate, in the parish of St. Nicholas, Calais. Del. Westm., 28 Oct. 25 Hen. VIII.S.B.


  • 1. These entries crossed out.
  • 2. Name partly obliterated.
  • 3. Probably John Salcot, bishop elect of Bangor.
  • 4. The court was at Greenwich in Oct. 1533.
  • 5. John Toker or Tucker, who was afterwards abbot.
  • 6. These papers were all probably drawn up with a view to a meeting of Parliament at the end of autumn.>
  • 7. This item is struck out.
  • 8. Miscopied "Fawford" on the Patent Roll.