Henry VIII: September 1534, 26-30

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September 1534, 26–30

26 Sept. 1191. Giles Worsle to Cromwell.
R. O. Ric. Cowche has been here, and taken an inventory of the ship which was Goore's of Hastings. Where shall it be conveyed ? Of the two lasts of herring sold out of her the captain shall give you account. Ryde, I. of Wight, 26 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
26 Sept. 1192. Thos. Leygh to Lady Lisle.
R. O. Has received her letter of the 16th and her token by Husse. Is sorry to hear of the great unquietness she has had by reason of eviltongued persons. Trusts that by the grace of God she will be able to withstand all her adversaries. Mr.Treasurer has spoken with the party, as lady Lisle wished, and declared her mind at large in friendly fashion. Thinks that henceforth credence will not be given to some persons as it has been heretofore.
Sends six cramp rings, three of gold and three of silver, in return for those he had from her on going to Flanders before Whitsuntide. Desires to be recommended to lord Lisle. London, 26 Sept. 1534.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At Calais.
27 Sept. 1193. Chapuys to Charles V.
Vienna Archives. Of late days the Chancellor said publicly to several persons, in order that the report might be spread, that the young earl of Kildare had asked pardon of the King. The said Chancellor and Cromwell have since disseminated several such reports to animate those who refuse to go to Ireland. Finally, considering that such inventions might turn to their shame and confusion, they have thought it best to keep silence altogether, and for this cause it has been forbidden in Court to speak of the said affairs ; and Cromwell for some days has not allowed them to be talked about, either at his table or elsewhere. It is therefore to be presumed that matters are not going as the King would like, who, to provide for them, as I am told, has given orders to six gentlemen to raise and take to Ireland 2,000 men each, with instructions to do it as secretly as possible, without mustering them, and send them one by one, for fear of causing disturbance. For their conveyance across, several ships, both Spanish and others, have been retained at Bristol ; and, as I am told by one who has charge of the ships the King has equipped for his provision of wine at Bordeaux, he has got them ready to send over to Ireland. Skeffington has not yet crossed, waiting for reinforcements of men ; and I am told the enemy had taken a Breton Ship laden with Skeffington's horses. Those here (the Council) lately made a great instrument of the earl of Kildare to set the affairs of Ireland right. He has lately died on prison of his old malady, for which they are very sorry. A Welsh gentleman, who was a fugitive in Scotland, has crossed to Ireland, which will not diminish the troubles of those here, for he is a man of courage and good sense, and of the principal lineage of Wales, who could put the King to terrible confusion by his partisans if the affairs of Kildare continue to prosper. I am told also that the uncle of earl Douglas, who was here an exile from Scotland, has returned to Scotland, after seeking pardon of his king, without the knowledge of this king. It has been proposed to send several good personages to Ireland, but none will go (nul nen vcult menger) any more than the duke of Suffolk.
On the news of the descent of Barbarossa and the of the Pope's relapse the French ambassador went to reside at Court, 40 miles from here. There some couriers whom he had despatched to France had also arrived. He has sent thither also his secretary, which must have been at the King's instance, as Cromwell furnished the money for the journey. Some think he has gone to solicit some men and ships to be sent to Ireland, more for reputation both as regards the enemy and this people than for anything else. It is said also that the Lubeckers have offered to send ships in spring.
Certain English merchants, hearing that the Irish had intelligence with your majesty, made a difficulty of sending ships to Spain, until one of the King's Council told them that there was no fear of your majesty coming to a rupture with the King, whatever intelligence you might have in Ireland, in which country your majesty paid the same compliment to this king that he had done to you in Germany.
The Princess has been very ill. Having been obliged to remove and follow the Bastard when a little indisposed, it increased her illness, but she is better. It has been a great comfort to her that the King her father sent her his physician, and permitted the Queen also to visit her, and the apothecary from whom she has received all her medicines for four years. The King had ordered that the said physicians and apothecary of the Queen should be induced to pay their respects to the Bastard before the Princess, but the messenger arrived too late. The King commanded the said physicians and apothecary not to speak to the Princess except in the presence of people, and not in any other language than English. Since the King began to doubt whether his lady was enccintc or not, he has renewed and increased the love he formerly had for a very beautiful damsel of the Court; and because the said lady (demoiselle, qu. dame ?) wished to drive her away, the King has been very angry, telling his said lady (dame) that she had good reason to be content with what he had done for her, which he would not do now if the thing were to begin, and that she should consider from what she had come, and several other things. To which it is not well to attach too much importance, considering the changeable character of the said King and the craft of the said lady, who knows well how to manage him.
I believe one of the principal occasions for which the English ambassador with your majesty has sent his man here has been to notify how the messenger of the earl of Desmond had been received at your majesty's Court. 24 Sept. 1534.
Fr., decipher, pp. 2. From a modern copy.
27 Sept. 1194. Roland Lee, Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to Cromwell.
R. O. Your son and the rest are in good health.
Professions of friendship. Newport, (fn. 1) 27 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
28 Sept. 1195. Lord William Grey to Cromwell.
R. O. Sir Chr. Garnish, knight porter of Calais, is very ill and not likely to live; and I am told the portership is given to Sir Thos. Palmer of Newnhambridge. I beg you will move the King to grant me the next avoidance of the room of Newnham Bridge, with the wages of 16 men, which now belong to the said Newnham Bridge, and have been taken from the house of Hamys, to the great loss of me, the King's lieutenant there, and sore weakening of the castle. Hamys Castle, 28 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Secretary. Endd.
28 Sept. 1196. Friar John Robynson to Cromwell.
R. O. Grant me a licence to be a secular priest. I am here in a strange country where I am not known. Send me your mind as to this petition. The house of Cardyffe in Wales, St. Michael's eve.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Master Secretary. Endd.
28 Sept. 1197. Margaret Tewkesdury, Abbes of Godstowe, to Cromwell.
R. O. I send you your fee by the bearer, begging you will promote my suit, and for furtherance thereof peruse a letter I have devised to the King, and deliver it as you think best. I beg credence for the bearer, Dr. Gwent. Godstowe, Michaelmas eve.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
29 Sept. 1198. Sir Anthony Broune to Cromwell.
R. O. Received a letter from Richard Tate on the 28th desiring me to accompany the French ambassador to my lady Princess. Has been troubled with an “unportynate coweghe,” and cannot rest in his bed. Is sorry he cannot do his duty. Byfflet Lodge, Michaelmas day.
P.S. in his own hand to the same effect. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
29 Sept. 1199. Thomas Rogers to Alice Rogers.
R. O. I desire remembrance to my brother and sister. I have sent you a letter and your toothpick by Roh. Lake. It is not possible for me to come over before All Hallowtide, and though provision be made by Mr. Secretary that I should come over, have some respect to the winter's weather. It were better for me to keep this room than give it up. This herring time I may do some good here. It is ordered that no man should sell his room here on pain of the King's displeasure. Wherefore if I am to come over, as I bought my room of a groat a day in the Exchequer, obtain leave of Mr. Secretary that I may sell it, or have my money again. Mr. Treasurer does not dare do the contrary if Mr. Secretary write to him. Calais, Michaelmas day.
P.S.—Will Terry, my boy, has run away. If he come to you have nothing to do with him.
Hol., p. 2. Add.: To my wellbeloved bedfellow Alice Rogers, in Philpot Lane.
29. Sept. 1200. Sir William Firzwilliam to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Puts him in remembrance of a soldier's place for John Fitzwilliam, who has a grant of it from the King, and of whom he spoke when he was late at Calais. Begs he will provide for him two pieces of good French wine. Grafton, 29 Sept. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: The xxix. of September 1534.
29 Sept. 1201. Sir Adrian Fortescue.
R. O. Accounts of Wm. Thomas, his bailiff, for the year ending Mich. 26 Hen. VIII. For the manor of Redyng and Beneschevys; receipts, 19l. 16s. 6d., payments, 4l. 15s. 11½ d. Watcombe and Watlington; receipts, 48l. 12s. 3d., payments, 6l. 0s.d. Stonor and Pushall; receipts, 25l. 8s.d., expenses, 3l. 0s. 4d.
Money paid to your master and my lady, 28 April to 8 Oct., 48l. 2 s.d. Pp. 11.
29 Sept. 1202. Bishopric of Worcester.
R. O. Account of John Hornyold, receiver general of the temporalties of the bishopric of Worcester, being in the King's hands from Mich. 25 to Mich. 26 Hen. VIII., mentioning the particular rents or receipts from the bailiffs and farmers in different places, whose names are given.
Total, 940l. 4s. 10 3/4d.
Which receipt is charged with payment of fees to Sir Geo. Throkemerton, chief steward in counties Worcester and Warwick; Sir John Russell, surveyor of the temporalities; John Hornyold, receiver general ; Ric. Rotsey, auditor of the bishopric ; John Combes, understeward; Robt. Smyth, keeper of the bishop's palace and of the prisoners there and apparitor general ; and also of various sums for alms, repairs, and other expenses.
Large paper, pp. 7.
29 Sept. 1203. Bishopric of Hereford.
R. O. Account of the receiver of the bishopric of Hereford for the year ending Mich. 26 Hen. VIII.
Rents and farms:—Suggwas and Eyton, Berton, the palace at Hereford, Shelwyke, Tuppesley, Hampton, Bormyarde, Whitbourne, Frome Episcopi, Bosbury, Cradley, Colwall and Codyngton, Ledbury, Estnor, Upton Episcopi, Rosse Burgus, Rosse Forein, Prestbury, Senehaumpton, the office of the riding bailiff, Irchynfelde, the Bishop's Castle—687l. 14s.d.
Fees, &c.:—Walter Devereux lord Ferrers, steward of the bishopric ; Ric. Warnecombe, understeward ; Thos. Wren, auditor ; Ric. Monyngton, keeper of the chase at Malvern ; the keeper of Colwall Park ; and the dean and chapter—20l. 2s. 1d.
Remainder, 667l. 12.s. 1 3/4d., besides 170l. 16s.d. the profits of the commissary and vicar general, and 11l. 18s. 8d. from the registrar.
There are parks at Prestbury and Colwall with deer, and a new one at Ledbury without deer, worth four or five marks a year.
Lat., p. 1. Large paper. Endd.
29 Sept. 1204. The Hanaper of Chancery.
R. O. Cromwell's account of his fees as clerk of the Hanaper, from Mich. 25 to Mich. 26 Hen. VIII., showing the sums received on divers patents. Total, 2,886l. 14s.d.
ii. Payments :—
To the Chancellor and his clerks, to parchment makers, to merchants for wax, green cloth and other articles. Wages to Wm. Skitte, portjoy, and Thos. Alverd, spigurnel, 4d. a day each ; John Hillis, chaffwax, 2½ d,; and the keeper of the Seal of the King's Bench, 4l. a year. To the Master of the Rolls and eleven masters in Chancery, for their winter and summer robes, 42l. 15s., a special allowance on account of the dearness of cloth, and for the clerk of the Hanaper himself, one robe in winter at 26s. 8d., and another in summer at 20s. Expenses of shoeing horses, mending saddles, reins, &c. for the horse which carried the hanaper. To the warden of the Flete for laying down rushes in Westminster Hall. For carrying writs and letters patents from Westminster to Brittens, thence to London, and thence to Colchester. For vellum and the limning of a treaty between the King and the king of Scots, 10s.: for silk and gold cords (laqueis) for the same, 3s. 4d. For four skins of vellum, and the garnishing thereof, for the jointure of queen Anne, 12s.; and for silk and gold for the same, 6s.
Fees to Ralph Pexall, clerk of the Crown in Chancery. To Gen. bp. of Llandaff, master of St. Katharine's Hospital, near the Tower. Expenses of Cromwell; annuities to the duke of Norfolk, the Carthusian priory of Shene, Alice Raynesford, Sir Brian Tuke and Edw. North, clerk of the Parliament, Wm. Throgmerton, late prothonotary of Chancery, and to Wm. Claiburgh, deceased, and to John Croke, one of the six clerks. Payments by tallies and payments by warrant. Total, 1,111l. 3s. 6d.
There is a claim upon the guild of the Name of Jesus, in the church of St. Olave's, Southwark, for a fine of 200l. last year.
Then follows an account of stores, including sealing stuff garnished with silver, two cushions with the King's arms and the garter, 12 yds. of green saye to hang behind the lord Chancellor's back in Chancery, a green cloth to keep the heated wax, &c.
Large paper, pp. 8.
29 Sept. 1205. The Abbot of Abingdon.
R. O. The demands of the abbot of Abingdon against John Audelett, late receiver and surveyor of the monastery, as appears by sundry books examined by John Smyth, John Mynne, John Notte and Hugh Fuller, commissioners, from 9 Oct. 4 Hen. VIII. to Michaelmas 26 Hen. VIII., 2,542l. 12s. 31/2d., whereof Audelett desires allowance for 1,305l. 6s. 9d., and also for 1,892l. 4s. 6d.; which sums duly proved, Audelett rests in surplusage 586l. 17s. 9d.
P. 1. Large paper. Endd.
R. O. 2. Richard Androye to Cromwell.
If Mr. Audelett's business might now, by your mastership's advice be brought to a final end for 1,000l. or 1,200l., it shall be done at your commandment. Has spoken with Mr. Chamberlain about his office of Wodstok Park, and he will not yet part with it.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the right hon. Mr. Secretary to the King's Highness. Endd.
30 Sept. 1206. Chapuys to Charles V.
Vienna Archives. The lord Hussey (Usey), chamberlain of the Princess, who for his good sense and prudence was one of the principal councillors of Henry VII.; desiring of late to go home to the North, sought a secret interview with me before his departure, when he told me plainly what he had before expressed more covertly, that he and all the honest men of the kingdom were very much dismayed that your majesty did nothing to remedy affairs here, as it could be done so easily,—that the thing concerned the lives and interests of the Queen and Princess and the honor of your majesty, and that it was God's cause, which you, as a Catholic prince and chief of other princes, were bound to uphold, especially out of pity for all this people, who regard you with as much affection as if they were your own subjects. I told him you were desirous of the peace and union of Christendom, and to preserve the ancient friendship with this king, for which there was no better means than to maintain the rights of the Queen and Princess, and wait the other terms of justice in discharge of the oath you had made to this king; and I thought that even if your majesty had every opportunity to remedy affairs by war, nevertheless you might object to do so for fear of oppressing this innocent people ; and as he was a wise and experienced man, I begged him to declare what he would do if he were in your majesty's place. He said, as to the disposition of this kingdom, I might know it in part as well as he ; nevertheless he would assure me that almost everybody was expecting your majesty would begin to move to their assistance, and you need have no fear of oppressing them by making war, because the indignation of the people was so great that everything would be reformed immediately before any resistance could be offered. As to the form of the war, as you had experienced soldiers, he would not enlarge upon it, especially as he knew that lord Darcy, whom he called his brother, would explain the matter for me much better than he could, being a person of long experience in the business. One thing he would not forget to say, that your majesty ought first of all to make the said war, which might at once remedy everything, by the insurrection of the people, who would be joined immediately by the nobility and the clergy also, which is powerful and half in disorder.
Yesterday, just after this interview, I sent to lord Darcy by one of my confidential servants, who, after conversing about other things, began to speak of the above matters, conjuring him to keep it secret, as it might cost him his life. He said he considered himself as one of the most loyal vassals the King had in matters which did not injure his conscience and honor, but that the things treated here were so outrageous against God and reason that he could not hold himself for an honest man or good Christian if he consented to them, especially in matters which concern the faith, and that in the North he knew well there were 1,600 (“sez C”) earls and other great gentlemen who are of his opinion, although he had only declared himself to one or two, and had not even given any indication of his mind to his two sons, who are as valiant in arms as any in the kingdom. The younger has just been made captain of Jersey (lisle de Jerce). The said lord intends, by leave of the King, shortly to go to his own country ; and as it was proposed that measures should be taken in this parliament to introduce the Lutheran sect, he and his adherents would do their best to animate the people against it. With the assistance of your majesty he would raise the banner of the Crucifix together with yours, and among the first things he would do would be to seize some lords who favoured these follies, such as the earl of Northumberland and some others. The assistance he desired from your majesty would be, first, that you should have intelligence with the king of Scots that he might make an invasion while they were bestirring themselves, and that you should send some small force to the mouth of the Thames to give fight to those hereabout. It would be necessary also to bring a small number of harquebus men to the North, with harness and other munitions of war, and some money for poor gentlemen who lack means to equip themselves, lest they should be gained by the King ; for in the North there were great lords, but they had no money to advance to others ; and as to the said lords, they would not care to take money, but would readily spend their own. For himself, he would put in the field 8,000 men of his own and his friends', and he begged for the honor of God that I would not sleep in the matter, in which I would do the best service both to God and your majesty. In the end he told my man that before he left here he would consider more particularly the whole subject, and communicate his intention to me or to my said man. I shall not fail to spy out an opportunity. I hold it certain that there are innumerable lords who would say as much as he if they dared. Of those who take part with him he named two, who are among the most powerful of the kingdom. The one is the earl of Derby (conte dAlby), the other lord Dacres, who has little reason to be satisfied with this king, nor with those who manage affairs ; for although he has been declared innocent of the charge brought against him, the King, besides taking away all his offices, retains his goods both in ready money and moveables, worth more than 50,000 ducats.
No news from Ireland is known since my last, though some has been received at the Court. I am told that part of the men that Skeffington took with him deserted, which he made his excuse for delaying to cross. The King, however, is displeased with his delay, and has sent him express orders to leave by the first wind, whatever comes. One of the King's two ships of which I wrote has already gone down the river, the other will not delay long. It is sent to discover who goes and comes in Ireland.
The day before yesterday a German arrived here with five servants, who I hear came from Antwerp, and did not wish to be known there. Some say that he belongs to the duke of Saxony, others to the duke of Lunenburg, seeing that he speaks Low German. He went yesterday through the town accompanied by some servants of the doctors of Lubeck and Hamburg. I will endeavor to discover who he is. 30 Sept. 1534.
Fr., decipher, pp. 3. From a modern copy.
30 Sept. 1207. Th. Pope to Cromwell.
R. O. You were desirous to have a manor of my lord Daubeney's called Long Assheton, near Bristol, on which I had a bargain and sale. This day his servant paid me the money, and informed me that their master would sell the manor. Please direct your letters for Sir John Dudley for payment of my money. Christchurch, 30 Sept.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
30 Sept. 1208. Katharine of Arragon.
R. O. View of the expenses of the princess Katharine, dowager of Arthur prince of Wales, and her household, from 19 Dec. 25 Hen. VIII. to 30 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII.
Bakehouse, 187l. 6s. 31/2d. Buttery, 547l. 16s. Wardrobe, 345l. 1s. 2d. Kitchen and acatry (emptoria), 877l. 16s. 10d. Poultry, 317l. 8s. Scullery, 139l. 16s. 9d. Salsaria, 27l. 3s. 6d. Hall and chamber, 57l. 11s. 7d. Stable 140l. 12s. 13/4d. Household wages, 282l. 12s. 3d. Further charges in wardrobe, 28l. 10s. Total, 2,951l. 14s. 61/4d.
Under each of the above headings are subdivisions, such as flour, bread, &c., showing how much was spent on each.
Large paper, pp. 4.
Harl. MS. 6,807, f. 27.
B. M.
2. “Compotus hospitii dominæ Katharinæ principissæ a dote quo ad vicem senescalli computantis pro eodem a xix. die Dec. usque ultimum diem Sept. inclusive, anno 25 (fn. 2) Hen. VIII.”
Receipts of victuals from the King's store, 145l. 3s. 4d. From Mr. Secretary, 3,000l.
Expenses: Household, 2,926l. 3s. 21/4d. Furniture and linen, 27l. 14s. Victuals remaining 1 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII., 115l. 7s. 61/2d. Due from the accountant, 75l. 18s. 71/4d.
Mem., that he has spent 200l. for the present year.
Lat., p. 1. Endd.
1209. Henry VIII. to —.
Nero. B. VI. 85.
B. M.
Thanks for his discreet dealings in the things committed to his charge, Touching the report at the Emperor's Court mentioned in his letters, of the illtreatment of the princess Dowager and the lady Mary ; considering the case as it stands, that every man without respect of any earthly thing is bound to regard God's laws, especially in a matter whereupon depends the salvation of the parties spiritually, the weal of the realm, and consequently of all Christendom, the justness of the cause and the King's sincere proceedings having been so long approved and discussed, which he doubts not he can well show ; marvels that the Emperor, his Council or other discreet persons should think his proceedings other than godly, honorable, and reasonable, and agreeable to the laws of God. He is to contradict the report that the lady Katharine is not honorably treated. The establishment of her house with officers and servants, and the allotting to her of lands, is done in the best way that could be devised, and the like also of lady Mary, “whom we do order and entertain as we think most expedient, and also as to us seemeth pertinent, for we think it not meet that any person should prescribe unto us how we should order our own daughter, we being her natural father.” (fn. 3) Desires him to declare and defend this to the Emperor or to any other. If the Emperor speak of the matter himself, and appear to believe the false reports, he shall declare the truth to him, and say that the King is surprised considering the great friendship heretofore between them, that he should believe such an untrue fame, knowing how much the King esteems his duty to God and his honor.
Though lady Katharine has behaved very disobediently in contemning the laws and statutes, and otherwise, yet, for the conservation of the King's honor, he may assure the Emperor that the King has devised for her honorable entertainment in all points as was beseeming for her estate. Has at sundry times sent to her the dukes of Norfolk and Suffolk, with other nobles and councillors, and also the archbishop of York (fn. 4) and the bishops of Durham and Chester, to declare to her the justness of his cause, the declarations of the universities, &c., and the laws made for the establishment of the King's realm, succession, and posterity, and to persuade her by gentle means to conform herself thereto, showing her the great inconvenience that might happen to her if she resisted. Offered to her an honorable dowry, lands and possessions being already allotted to her, with any other reasonable entertainment. This she has resisted in most ungoodly, obstinate and inobedient wise, and contemned the said laws and ordinances, so that the King attempted to administer to her any rigor or extremity, she would undoubtedly be within the extreme danger of the law.
All the intimations and offers made to her were declared to the Imperial ambassador, who, if he would, could have certified his master how honorable she was treated, and how contemptuously, uncharitably and disobediently she had behaved. If the ambassador, according to his duty and for the conservation of peace, had certified the truth, no such bruit could have been spread. Should have thought that the Emperor before giving credence there to woul have informed the King of it, so as to have had his answer, whereby such ev opinions might have been abolished. Would have behaved thus before givin credence to tales touching the Emperor. Desires him to exhort the Emperor not to give ear to any such feigned bruits without perfect knowledge of the truth, and to declare to him that, considering the King's marriage with the lady Katharine has been adjudged incestuous and unlawful by the most famous clerks of Christendom, and perpending the danger that might have ensued to the King, his realm and succession, he could do no less than forsake. Trusts that the Emperor and all other good people will consider his lawful proceedings and the justness of his cause, which the bishop of Rome himself confessed to be just and lawful, and that the King had sustained no little injury from him, so that he promised the French king that if Henry would send a proxy he would give sentence in the principal cause at the meeting Marseilles, which Henry refused to do, not wishing to agree to the usurp jurisdiction of him who ever has been the only enemy of kings. He has now unjustifiably and maliciously pronounced sentence against the King, notwithstanding his appeal to the General Council. It is clear that he has done this rather for maintenance of his usurped power than for respect to the truth. When this is declared to the Emperor, and that in the determination of the cause the King has intended nothing but the observance of God's laws, the preservation of his honor and the surety of his realm and succession, both in his separation from the lady Katharine and in devising wholesome laws and statutes ; the said Emperor, leaving his worldly affection, which it seems he has in more estimation than God's word, cannot judge otherwise than that the King's proceedings have been grounded on a just, godly, virtuous and honorable intent. If his blind affection cannot be satisfied, must commit his cause to the judgment of Him that knoweth all truth, who, he doubts not, always has and will defend him. He may affirm to the Emperor that the King doubts not but he knows the truth, if he will leave carnal affection and vain worldly respects, and prefer the truth, as he, being a prince of honor, is bound to do. Has no doubt of his wisdom and policy in setting this forth. Sends the printed copy of the laws made in the realm.
Draft, corrected by Cromwell, pp. 17.
1210. John Hales to Cromwell.
R. O.
Ellis, 3 Ser. II. 359.
Has been servant to master Hales, the King's attorney, for 20 years, without any reasonable gain. On Wednesday, 23 Sept. last, while his master was at the monastery of St. Austen's, Canterbury, asked the treasurer of the monastery to move him for leave to depart with his goodwill, as he would do nothing for him, and upon displeasure taken for losing of his dogs, had sworn that he would remember it if they both lived. After dinner, did on his riding garments, trussed his mail, and was carrying it to his horse, when he said, “Master Treasurer showeth me that thou wouldest depart from me. Thy service is not so necessary but I can forbear it, wherefore depart by and by.”
Asks Cromwell to take him into his service, for if he took service with any of his master's friends, or any of less authority than he, his master would cause him to be forthwith put out, or be displeased with the person who retained him.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
1211. Remembrances For Ireland.
R. O. 1. The book of the earl of Kildare's rents and tributes, which is with the countess of Kildare. 2. Money to be sent to pay the army. 3. This winter the Deputy and horsemen to set order in Uriell, Meath, Dublin, Kildare, Carlagh, Waxforde, Waterforde, Kilkenny and Tipperary. 4. Parliament to be summoned for the Octaves of Hilary, and prorogued at the King's pleasure. 5. How the army shall advance “at marche,” and what enterprise shall be taken in hand. 6. Whether a conquest or a reformation is expedient. 7. Whether the Deputy shall have his stipend of the revenues or otherwise. 8. Whether he shall sojourn in the King's houses. 9. That no man cut nor destroy the King's woods. 10. That the King's petty manors and lands be leased for years on certain conditions. 11. That the general receiver of the King's revenues and profits account before the lord Treasurer and barons of the Exchequer, and his account be certified to the King yearly. 12. Who shall be chancellor or keeper of the Great Seal. An archbishop of Dublin to be nominated. 13. For exiling of Neill More out of Uriell. 14. That Ochonour upon his pledges re-edify Kisshavanna and other piles, and make amends for the hurts he has done. 15. “That O'More suffer Woodstock to be repaired and the manor of Athey, and put from the possession of them and the lands of Lie.” 16. That MacMorghoo, according to Ossory's promise, re-edify the King's castle which he lately brake. 17. That Wycclowe be repaired and a wall made on one side of the town. Likewise Arclowe, Grene Castell, Powerscourte, the castle of Mackyngan, Castelkeven, Castellankelly and Ballymour. The revenues of the archbishopric of Dublin to be called for to the King's use. (fn. 5) 18. The archbishop of Dublin's first-fruits to be employed on the building of part of the said castles. 19. That it be enacted by Parliament that owners of castles adjoining the Irishmen, and neglecting to re-edify them in three years, shall forfeit them to the King. 20. That the King spend 1,000l. yearly on fortresses in Leiuster. 21. Twenty carpenters and 20 masons to be sent from England. 22. A hundred “pyanners” (pioneers) to be sent thither. 23. A hundred gunners, half to be sent hence, and half to be retained there. 24. At this Michaelmas to discharge 250 foot, and at May to have others for them. 25. Wages for 300 kerne, every “kernowghe” to have 4d., Irish, a day. 26. To retain 50 Irish horsemen. If the Deputy come home, 50 of his horsemen to be discharged. 27. For the recovery of Crome, Adare and Kildare's other lands in Mownster. 28. The earl of Kildare's tributes, and to know how they may be levied.
Pp. 2. With additions and corrections by Cromwell.
Sept. 1212. Images.
R. O. Costs made in the month of September for the works of the King's highness by Benedict and John, gravers.
Eighteen sacks of coals to make the “mowlles” of St. James, 6s. A load of faggots to make the image of St. James, 6s. 2d. Costs of Benedict, John, Thos. and Nicholas Florentyn, Thos. Conte, Cornellys and John, founders and Jaquet. Total, 10l. 17s. 11d.
P. 1. Endd.
1213. Richard Androys to Cromwell.
R. O. “I certify your mastership that the scholar of Oxforth can do you no pleasure for the lease of Cornwall. Wherefore, I woll give your mastership 20l. for your lease, as I promised your mastership; and I woll pay ready money for it.—Your servant, Richard Androys.”
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To the worshipful Master Secretary. Endd.
1214. Richard Andrewes to Cromwell.
R. O. Requests him to be good to the monk of Rewley for Bettelesden; “and I have here 60l. in angels, parcel of your 100 marks.” Would fain go home to his wife, who in sore sick, and desires to know his pleasure.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Master Secretary.
1215. Cardinal Farnese.
Add. MS. 28,587, f. 159.
B. M.
“Lo que se ha de escrebir a la Ces. Mt en favor del Rev. cardena Fernes es lo siguiente.”
Advice to the Emperor to thank cardinal Farnese on account of hi many services in the English cause and his great authority as dean of th college, and to send him “la naturaleza” (naturalisation ?).
Sp., pp. 2. Modern copy.
Sept. 1216. The Royal Supremacy.
Rym. XIV. Acknowledgements of the Royal Supremacy continued. See Nos. 921, 1024, and 1121.
R. O. 1. Priory of Snelsall, Linc. dioc., 2 Sept. 1534. Signed by prior William and three others. Rym. 500.
R. O. 2. Priory of Frethestocke, 2 Sept. 1534. Signed by Thos. Parr, prior, Ric. Walter, subprior, and four others. Rym. 510.
R. O. 3. Priory of Lanthony by Gloucester, 2 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII. Signed by prior Richard and 22 others. Rym. 521.
R. O. 4. Priory of Torkysey, Linc. dioc., 3 Sept. 1534. Signed by John Covell, prior, and five others. Rym. 505.
R. O. 5. Priory of Pylton, 3 Sept. 1534. Signed by John Rosse, prior, and two others. Rym. 515.
R. O. 6. Hospital of St. Bartholomew, Gloucester, 4 Sept. 1534. Signed by Andrew Whitmaye, master or warden, and three others. Rym. 518.
R. O. 7. Llandaff Cathedral, 5 Sept. 1534. Signed by John Jevan, treasurer, and three canons. Rym. 498.
R. O. 8. Abbey of Notteley, Linc. dioc., 6 Sept. 1534. Signed by Ric. Rydge, abbot, John Thame, prior, and 19 others. Rym. 524.
R. O. 9. Collegiate church of Westbury-upon-Trymme, 7 Sept. 1534. Rym. 503.
R. O. 10. Priory of Pentney, Norw. dioc., 9 Sept. 1534. Signed by Rob. Codde, (fn. 6) prior, and 13 others. Rym. 508.
R. O. 11. Abbey of St. Augustine's, Bristol, 9 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII. Signed by abbot William and 18 others. Rym. 508.
R. O. 12. Abbey of Missenden, 9 Sept. 1534. Signed by John Fox, abbot, John Wedon, prior, John Ottewell, vicar, Will. London, precentor, and 10 others. Rym. 513.
R. O. 13. Hospital of Gawnt [Bristol], Worc. dioc., 11 Sept. 1534. Signed by John Colman, master, and four brethren. Rym. 496.
Cleop. F. VI. 204.
B. M.
14. Priory of Ewenny, Llandaff dioc., 11 Sept. 1534. Signed by Thomas Bysley, prior, and two monks. (Not in Rym.)
R. O. 15. Prioress and nuns of Uske, Llandaff dioc., 11 Sept. 1534. No Signatures.
R. O. 16. Priory of Bergeny (Abergavenny), Llandaff dioc., 12 Sept. 1534. Signed by Will. Merley, (fn. 7) prior, and two monks. Rym. 499.
R. O. 17. Priory of Launde, 12 Sept. 1534. Signed by John Lancaster, prior, Will. Stokerston, subprior, John Lodyngton, cellarer, and 11 others. Rym. 504.
R. O. 18. Abbey of Oselweston, Linc. dioc., 12 Sept. 1534. Signed by John Slawstun, abbot, Will. Woston, subprior, and 10 others. Rym. 513.
R. O. 19. College of Ashrugg, Linc. dioc., 14 Sept. 1534. Signed by Thos. Waterhouse, rector, and 16 others. Rym. 508.
R. O. 20. Priory of Taunton, 15 Sept. 1534. Signed by Will. Wylliams, prior, Will. Gregory, subprior, and 13 others. Rym. 504.
R. O. 21. Priory of Chepstowe, Llandaff dioc., 16 Sept. 1534. Signed by Roger Sherowsbury, prior, and one other. Rym. 502.
R. O. 22. Priory of Kyrkeby Bellers, Lic. dioc., 16 Sept. 1534. Signed by Will. Kyrkeby, prior, and nine others. Rym. 517.
R. O. 23. Cockesford priory, Norw. dioc., 17 Sept. 1534. Signed by prior John and nine others. Rym. 501.
R. O. 24. Hospital of St. John Baptist, Bridgwater, Bath and Wells dioc., 17 Sept. 1534. Signed by Robert Walshe, prior, Henry Pety, president, and four other priests, 3 deacons and three novices. Rym. 511. (fn. 8)
R. O. 25. Priory of Ulvescrofte, Linc. dioc., 17 Sept. 1534. Signed by Edward Dalbi, prior, and nine others. Rym. 516.
R. O. 26. Abbev of Athelney (Adoney), 17 Sept. 1534. Signed by abbot Robert, by Ric. Wells, prior, and by l1 others. Rym. 522.
R. O. 27. Priory of Walsingham, Norw. dioc., 18 Sept. 1534. Signed by Ric. Vowel, prior, Edm. Warham, subprior, and 20 others. Rym. 519.
R. O. 28. Abbey of Glastonbury, 19 Sept. 1534. Signed by abbot Richard, by Nic. London, prior, and by 50 others, among whom one signs himself “Joh'es ab Aramathia.” Rym. 504.
R. O. 29. Priory of Hempton, Norw. dioc., 22 Sept. 1534. Signed by prior Henry and three others. Rym. 503.
R. O. 30. Priory of Bath, 22 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII. Signed by Will. prior of the cathedral, John Pytte, subprior, Thomas Bathe, commonachus, and 14 others. Rym. 512.
R. O. 31. Abbey of Cirencester, 23. Sept. 1534. Signed by John [Blake], (fn. 9) abbot, Ric. Cissetur, prior, and 19 others. Rym. 520.
R. O. 32. All Souls' College, Oxford, 28 Sept. 1534. Signed by Roger Stokley, warden, Will. Hill, and 30 others. Rym. 515.
R. O. 33. College of St. Mary Metingham, Norw. dioc., 28 Sept. 1534. Signed by Ric. Shelton, master, and nine brethren. Rym. 499.
R. O. 34. Merton (Marton) College, Oxford, 28 Sept. 1534. Signed by Ric. Ewer, vicecustos, and 18 fellows. Rym. 505.
R. O. 35. Priory of Bisshemade, Linc. dioc., 30 Sept. 1534. Signed by Rob. Burr, prior, and three canons. Rym. 503.
1217. Grants in September 1534.
1. “Hernest and Frederyk dukes of Lucenburge” (qu., Ernest and Francis dukes of Lunenburg ?). Licence to purvey in England for either of them yearly during their lives two ambling horses or geldings, and to carry them beyond sea. [In English.] Del. Westm., 1 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p 1, m. 31.
2. John ap Rice. To be clerk and assistant to the commissioners who shall from time to time be appointed in accordance with the act of parliament 25 Hen. VIII. [c. 21], for the visitation of religious places; and principal registrar and clerk to any other commissioners who are or shall be appointed in matters touching the spirituality and their laws, as visitations, elections and delegations. Del. Westm., 1 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 33.
3. John Gwynneth, clk. Presentation to the collegiate church of G . . . . subterHamden, Bath and Wells dioc., at the King's disposal by the death of John Glyn. Del. Westm., 1 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
4. John Brykket, master cook. Grant of a corrody in the monastery of Thorney, Linc. dioc., commencing from the death of Robt. Troughton, who last held it. Grenewiche, 1 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 8 Sept.—P.S.
5. Robt. Stockfish, merchant. Licence to buy 400 way of cheese and 200 barrels of butter, and to export and sell the same within two years, on payment of the customs, &c. thereon. Langeley, 11 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII.—P.S. Writ. Add. to the earl of Wiltshire and Ormond.
6. Robt. Clyff or Cliff, LL.D., rector of Cotenham, Camb., and Hen. Mynne, rector of Balsham. Camb. Licence for two years, to be the King's chaplains, and to be absent from their rectories or other benefices, notwithstanding the statute 21 Hen. VIII. [c. 13.]; their duties as executers of Nicholas late bp. of Ely preventing them from keeping residence. Westm., 16 Feb. 25 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 15 Sept. 26 Hen.VIII.—Pat p. 2, m. 26.
7. Henry de Clifford earl of Cumberland, lord of Westmoreland and Vesce, and of the honor of Skypton in Cravyn. To be warden general of the West Marches against Scotland, with power to array the men capable of bearing arms in cos. Cumb. and Westmor., and other places and marches in which Sir Henry Percy or Henry earl of Northumberland, deceased, former warden of the said marches, or Sir Thos. and Sir Wm. Dacre, lords of Dacre, Graystok and Gillisland, used to array them. Wodstocke, 24 Aug. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Sept.—P.S. Pat.. p. 2, m. 12.
8. Hen. Clifford earl of Cumberland, lord Westmoreland and Vesce. To be governor of the city and castle of Carlisle, with the appointment of 23 soldiers in the said castle, 20 of whom shall be horsemen and the 3 others porters of the keys of the city; with 100 marks a year of himself, 10 marks a year for each horseman, and 26s. 8d. a year for each of the said three porters at the three gates of the city, payable by the receivers, farmers, &c. of Penrith, Skalkeld, Scotbye, Sowrebie, Langwhittbye, and Gamlesby, Cumb. Wodstocke, 3 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Sept.—P. S. Pat. 2, m. 27.
9. Hen. Clyfford earl of Cumberland, lord of Westmoreland and Vesce, and of the honor of Skipton in Cravyn. To be steward of the manors or lordships of Penryth, Castelsowreby, Scotby, Gamlesby and Queneshames, Cumb., with 100s. out of the issues of the same. Wodstock, 24 Aug. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Sept.—P. S. Pat. p. 2, m. 27.
10. Robt. Draper, yeoman in the office of Jewels. Lease of the manor of Brokeley with the rectory of Westgrenewiche alias Depford, Kent, alias Depford Strande, which came to the King's hands on the dissolution of the monastery of St. Mary Begham ; for the term of 30 years, at the annual rent of 5l. 6s. 8d. Wyndesor, 14 Aug. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Sept.—P. S. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
11. Nic. Fitton and Joan Dansey, whom the said Nicholas is about to marry. Annuity of 20l. in survivorship. (Signed by Cromwell and addressed to Thos. earl of Wiltshire and Ormond, as keeper of the Privy Seal.) Langley. 9 Sept. 25 (should be 26) Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Sept.—P. S. Writ. Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 27.
12. Robt. Tirwight or Tyrwyght. Grant of the manor of Bakenho, Beds, late of Edw. duke of Buckingham, attainted ; to hold for the term of 15 years, from the death of the late Sir Nicholas Hervy, who held the same for life. Wodstocke, 31 Aug. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Sept.—P. S. Pat. p. 2, m. 12.
13. The bishop of Ely. Licence to appoint any one of his servants to carry and use his crossbow or “handgonne” in his lordships of Somersham and Derham, abutting on the isle of Ely, and all his other lord-ships and liberties within the said isle, without incurring the penalties of the stature 25 Hen. VIII. [c. 18]. Westm., 20 Sept.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 31.
14. Sir Thos. Moore, sheriff of co. Somerset and keeper of Yevilchester (Ilchester) gaol. Pardon for having by the negligent custody of his prisoners permitted the escape of Thos. Budde of Bath, weaver, Thos. Davyson of Bristol, “pynner,” Wm. Barton of Charde, yeoman, Wm. Arnold of Stanerdale, yeoman, Joan Wither of Brympton, spinster, Margaret Lewes of Southbraham, spinster, Wm. Pykerynge of Bath, tailor, John Morgan of Wells, shoemaker, Thos. Williams of Somerton, baker, John Cabell of Martok, smith, John Maynard of Wells, Thos. Palmer of Mountague, laborer, Ric. Hutchyn of North Currey, laborer, Robt. He of Bristol, weaver, and Wm. Perkynson of Somerton, plumber; who were committed to the said gaol on various charges, and escaped 3 May 25 Hen. VIII. The said John Morgan was committed, on an indictment of felony, before Nicholas Fitz-James, coroner in said co. Del. Westm., 21 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m].
15. Doctor Nicolas del Burgo, S.T.P. Licence to cross the sea with two servants and three horses. Wodestoke, 20 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Sept.—S.B.
16. Sir Thos. Wentworth. To be overseer of the possessions appointed by parliament for the pay of the garrison of Berwick, viz., the lordships of Myddelham, Richmond, Barnardcastell, Sherefhoton, Cotyngham, Wakefyld, Sandall, Dancaster, Haitfeld, Connesbourgh, Chesterfeld, Hoton Panell, and the profits and revenues of the said town of Berwick, now in the King's hands by the death of Thos. Benolt alias Clarencieux king-of-arms. Woodestoke, 23 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 26 Sept.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 26.


  • 1. Newport in Salop.
  • 2. Apparently this means from 19 Dec. anno 25 to 30 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII.
  • 3. This passage is added.
  • 4. See No. 695.
  • 5. This sentence is added by Cromwell.
  • 6. Not “Todde,” as in Rymer.
  • 7. Not “Morley,” as in Rym.
  • 8. The words “Gervasius Markeham, Dei patienta,” printed in the text of this document by Rymer, belong to the acknowledgment of the priory of Dunstable printed in the opposite column.
  • 9. His surname appears in the text but not in his signature.