Henry VIII: June 1534, 16-20

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Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 7, 1534. Originally published by Her Majesty's Stationery Office, London, 1883.

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June 1534, 16–20

16 June. 847. G. Earl of Huntingdon to Cromwell.
R. O. The mayor of Leicester and his brethren this day sent him a lewd and evil-disposed fellow who had been talking sedition in an hostry. Sends him and and his confession taken before the writer's uncle Will. Hastings and Edw. Sapcotes. He confessed the three first articles before the mayor. The fourth the two witnesses will justify. Ashby be la Zousse, 16 June, Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To, &c. Mr. Cromewell, secretary to the Kinges highnes. Endd.
R. O. 2. The confession of Simon Morton made before George earl of Huntingdon, 16 June 26 Hen. VIII.
1. He had been at the Scottz banke, and in company with Scots upon the sea for three quarters of a year, and had spent 20 nobles amongst them. Added, in another hand, in margin: “If this were in the time of war, as meseemeth, it is treason.” 2. He says, if any man would serve the king of Scots and be sworn to him, he should have 12d. a day, with meat and drink, and if there be war, 20d. a day, finding himself. Margin: “The speaking of these words only is misprision.” 3. He says that if the king of Scots come into England, he would bring with him a knot of good fellows, and some of them should be found shrews or they go.
Ric. Holt and Will. Traford of Leicester witness the premises, and declare he said that if the king of Scots come to England he would bring 40,000 with him, and by the time he came to Leicester the king of England would have little power.
P. 1.
R. O. 3. Another copy of the same confession taken before Chr. Clugh, mayor of Leicester, and Thos. Bett, Nic. Rennold, John Barton, justices of the peace, Thos. Catelyn, baily, Raffe Garsett, Wm. Prate, Thos. Cresse, comburgers of the same town. 16 June 26 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Signed and sealed. Endd.
16 June. 848. Sir Anthony Fitzherbert.
R. O. Receipt given by Sir Anthony Fitzherbert, justice of the Common Pleas, to Thomas Cromwell, secretary to the King, for 68l. 4s. 9d., arrears of his fee for his office in the Common Pleas and as justice of assize for two half years ending 6 April 25 Hen. VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
17 June. 849. Thomas Bishop of Ely to Cromwell.
R. O. I was very desirous to speak with you before I left for the country, to have had your advice, and for your satisfaction; but I shall not tarry long. I beg credence for my brother, whom I have left to attend upon you. Holborn, 17 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
17 June. 850. Thomas Abbot of Abingdon to Cromwell.
R. O. Cromwell has been misinformed that the chamberer's office and the collector's of this house is void; and it would be inconsistent with the rules to give the office to Ric. Berall or any of the monks, by convent seal, for life. If any monk had such a grant, it would be the abbot's duty to take it from him. Desires Cromwell, therefore, to excuse him. Abendon, 17 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Master Chief Secretary to the King's highness. Endd.
17 June. 851. Count of Cifuentes to Charles V.
Add. MS. 28,586, f. 289. B. M. Wrote last on the 7th, about his interview with the Pope concerning the sending an Imperial ambassador and Papal nuncio to England. Has since spoken to all the cardinals who understand the matter, and all agree in thinking it of no use, though nothing would be lost by sending.
The Pope has again said that it would be advisable to send a person to the interview between the kings of England and France. Replied as before that it would not be well, as nothing will be treated there for the benefit of Christendom. He said he would send a person to England, but he does not intend him to accompany the Imperial envoy. He told the Count there was no need to obtain executoriales unless the secular arm were called in. Replied that it was not reasonable to act in an unaccustomed manner, on which he said he would order them to be despatched.
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Rome, 17 June, 1534.
Sp., pp. 11. Modern copy.
Ib. f. 297. 2. Contemporary abstract of the preceding, with marginal notes. Headed: “Relacion de lo que escrive el conde de Cifuentes a xxvij. de Junio 1534.”
Sp., pp. 18. Modern copy.
18 June. 852. Robert Faryngton to Cromwell.
R. O. Dr. Bradshay, parson of Eccleston, a kinsman of mine, is inclined to resign his benefice to me for a pension; but as the bishop of Harford has the advowson, we cannot proceed. I request that you will ask the Bishop for the advowson on receiving another of the same value. It is rated at 29l. I have lost most of my exhibition and my friends for returning so soon from beyond sea. My father has been at great cost at the Parliament, and as yet nothing is allowed him by the country. I cannot proceed doctor of civil law, because from my poverty I am compelled to live in the country on my friends. If the advowson cannot be had, I beg you to get me the King's exhibition, and I will go beyond sea, or read a lecture in your name as your scholar at Cambridge. I beg credence for my cousin Norwey the bearer. Leylond, in Lancashire, 18 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
18 June. 853. Michael Mason, Mayor [of —], to Cromwell.
R. O. We have received your letter to deliver to John Godde, servant to John Hampton of Feversham, the ship Christopher with cargo and one prisoner, Stephen Chylton. We took no such ship nor prisoners. She was taken by Anthony Curtoys and John Bellowe. 18 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
18 June. 854. John Abbot of Chester to Cromwell.
R. O. Has received his letter in favor of John Denwall, whom the abbot is accused of wronging by detaining from him ground called the Ley Acres, which he thinks he ought to have at a certain rent. The truth is this. Divers years ago, when I was put from my abbacy by the late lord Cardinal, the pretensed abbots in mine absence let to Denwall a parcel of the demesno lands of the Ley as a yearly tenant; afterwards for a term of years such lands and pastures as my predecessors and I kept in our own hands—for grazing fat cattle for maintaining the hospitality of the house. When I was lately restored by the King, I discharged Denwall and all who held part of the said acres, and none complained but be. He still holds his tenement of 40s. per annum, “the best tenement in all the town of Ley,” which is more than sufficient for him to occupy, as he builds cottages upon part of them. The lands which he now desires he never occupied before, but let a great part of them. I have offered him two closes at a less rent than he let them to strangers when he held them. I have taken no fine of him, and have never done so in any extremity. Chester, 18 June. Signed.
P. 1. Large sheet. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
18 June. 855. The Marquis of Villa Real to Cromwell.
Nero, B. I. 77. B. M. In behalf of Fernan Rodrigez, son of Antonio Fernandez of Viana, a Portuguese, who, as he has been informed by a letter from Bastian Rodrigez dwelling in London, has been arrested for having killed “hum Birigales” (?). Caminha, 18 June 1534.
Portuguese, p. 1. Sealed. Add.
19 June. 856. Leonard Smyth to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I have been at Kingston Lisle and Paynswike with Mr. Aylmere, where we viewed your woods, both within the park and without, and have sold as much as we conveniently can at this time. You will have the money in six or seven days. We have not yet received all, but it is about 80l. I have written to Mr. Wyndesore to come to London, and I trust your matter touching Mr. Seymour shall be heard. I trust you have written to my lord Chancellor about it. You are in possession of the land Mr. Hyde bought of Sir John Dudley. As to your servant who came to London with Mr. Steward, my lord Chancellor will not suffer him to be bailed, the matter against him is so weighty. He must therefore wait, for I must not be too laborious to Mr. Cromwell for him. His truth will soon declare itself. No news, but that two carts full of friars came to the Tower two days ago. London, 19 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.
19 June. 857. Leonard Smyth to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Has made certain woodsales, with Mr. Aylmere, at Kingeston Lisle and Paynswick. Will send the money in five or six days. The subp$oena for her evidence will be sent to her servant next week if Mr. Grenfeld keep promise.
Has written to Mr. Wyndesore to come to London. Trusts that then her matter will be well heard. Went today to the lord Chancellor about her servant John of the Buttery, but he will not let him to bail. Nevertheless, if he is clear, his remedy will be the better against the priest. London, 19 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais.
20 June. 858. Gardiner to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Recommends to her the cause of a widow, the bearer, wherein justice only is required at the marshal's hands. Does not write to lord Lisle, but sends his commendations. London, 20 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
20 June. 859. Sir William Gascoigne of Cardyngton to Cromwell.
R. O. Mr. Bryane, according to the King's command, has appointed out of my manor of Dame Ellensburye as much wood, &c. as amounts to 18l. or 19l. yearly, “and yett the wodes be nott motten.” I beg you will ask the King that I may be recompensed for my land. As I am not able to ride, I have written to my cousin Gosteweke to solicit for me. Give credence to Roger Hunt, my servant, who will wait upon you. Cardyngton, 20 June. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
860. Sir William Gascoigne to Cromwell.
R. O. I beg you will intercede with the King that I may be recompensed for such of my lands as he has and intends to have in Howghton. I send you for your pains 10l. to buy you a hackney to ride upon, and at my coming to London you shall have such reward as will content you. My cousin Gostweke will show you more of my mind. Cardyngton, the — (blank). Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
20 June. 861. William Parre to Cromwell.
R. O. I perceive by report of my uncle Sir Will. Parre that you desire to have my cousin Thos. Pikkeryng in your service. When I come to my living the whole governance of my poor household will rest in him, and nothing can be done without his opinion. My late mother trusted him implicitly, and admonished me implicitly to follow his advice. Still, if it be your pleasure, he shall be at your commandment. Please to remember the bill in your hands to be made joint patentee with my uncle in all his office. Stansted, 20 June. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
20 June. 862. Ant. Sentleger to Cromwell.
R. O. I thank you for your goodness, by which I have all my living. I give you my heart, the greatest jewel I have. I send you a buck. Slendon, 20 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
20 June. 863. Sir Brian Tuke to Cromwell.
R. O. A person has come to me in your name asking me to certify you what money one Langriche owes the King. There was a debt long before my time due by obligation payable 7 Hen. VIII. by Thos. Mydleton for 1,000l. With him were bound Will. Esington, Will. Breton and Thos. Langriche, There was also a recognisance of Henry Turnour, Langriche and others for payment of the said 1,000l, payable in 1518. Gives further particulars, and the proceedings he has taken to recover the debts; also the effects of the debtors. There is a house belonging to Bifeld, who is one of them, wherein young Heron that is in the Tower dwells. I showed these things to the King last Easter when he signed my book. I will give further information when I see you, for you will be gone early to the Court tomorrow. London, 20 June 1534.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.
20 June. 864. Edw. Thwaytes to Cromwell.
R. O. I received your letters willing me to assist Mr. Francis Clopton in all matters for your use. As the matter is very difficult, he could not for the present do anything to further it. As you have now obtained both lordships, I doubt not the whole rent will be recovered. Eature, 20 June.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
20 June. 865. St. Paul's.
R. O. Rym. XIV. 493. Wilkins, III. 774. Declaration by the dean and chapter of St. Paul's, London, that they will observe perpetual allegiance to Henry VIII. and queen Anne and their issue, acknowledging the King as head of the Church of England, and that the bishop of Rome has no authority in this kingdom, &c. 20 June 1534, 26 Hen. VIII.
Signed by five canons resident, three other canons, the subdean and two “cardinals,” one “succentor,” six minor canons, 31 chaunters (cantharistœ) and 29 others, of whom six are designated vicarii.
20 June. 866. James V. to the Officers of the Ordnance (fn. 1) of Francis I.
Royal MS. 18 B. VI. 35 b. B. M. Recommends to their favor Peter, who has charge of the ordnance in Scotland, and is going to France to recover debts. Stirling, 20 June anno trigesimo q[uar]to, [ut] supra.
Lat., copy, p. 1, mutilated.
867. Ferdinand King of the Romans to James V.
Royal MS. 18 B. VI. 35 b. B. M. [Nothing remains but the salutation.]
Lat., mutilated.


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