Henry VIII: October 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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October 1534, 16–20

16 Oct. 1264. Roland Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield to Cromwell.
R. O. According to your letters in favor of the abbot of Strata Florida, I have put him in quiet possession and sworn his adversary the monk of the house there to his obedience. Since then I have received your other letter in favor of Mr. Darbe['s] father, and I have written to my officers at Lichfield, trusting he shall good success. If there is any other thing I can do or may do, I shall be glad to accomplish it. Remember my letter lately sent to you by Mr. Howlte, and as you wish me to be at an end with him, I hope you will compass the matter. You know the business I have here, and yet it is good sport to see one thief bring in another, as it is most comely. Salop, 16 Oct.
I have made repairs for this winter in the castle of Ludlow, trusting in your goodness for my allowance.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
16 Oct. 1265. Hylsey to Cromwell.
R. O. The prioress of Dartford, my poor subject, for whom I spake to you the last term, is still sore troubled with the same suit, which she is too poor to defend without your favor. She would agree with Mr. Darby, but he will not consent under 100l., which is more than she can bear. I am threatened with the loss of the offices in which you have put me, this term without your support; for the provincial that was my predecessor has prevailed upon my lord of Oxford and my dowager lady of Oxford, and my lord of Essex and Mrs. Marshall, mistress to the Queen's gentlewomen, and the prior of London, my predecessor, to labor for him; and he has made divers friends to come to it again, as Sir Will. Kingston, and one Mr. More of Wyer and others. The provincial of the Austin Friars takes upon him the office of master-general of our religion, to which you appointed me, and has broken certain assignations made by our general chapter, saying he is our master-general and we shall do nothing but under him. 16 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Primar secretary and Master of the Rolls.
16 Oct. 1266. G. Earl of Shrewsbury to Cromwell.
R. O. Thanks him for his kindness to his servant Rauff Leche, and begs him to continue it. My lodge in Sheffield Park. 16 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Secretary. Endd.
1267. John Brabazon to Ralff Leche.
R. O. I have delivered a letter from my master to Mr. John Leke, and offered to gather his tithe corn and take all the profits of the farm mentioned in the said letter. I have also required him to give account of what he has received or used. He says he has taken the farm of Mr. Hynde and Sir Thos. Alyn by a sufficient indenture, and that he and other of his friends are bound in 500 marks for its performance, which sum he would forfeit if he suffered me to occupy the farm. He has paid the dean of Lincoln 3 l. more rent than he has yet received. He is contented to inn all the tithe corn by itself, and not meddle with it till he speaks to my master next term. Otherwise, he will not suffer me to meddle. It will be well for you to relate all this matter shortly to my master, and then I will accomplish his commandment. Chetesworth.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: At London. Endd.
1268. Tithes at Chesterfield.
R. O. Mem.—To show that John Leyke, after he had knowledge of the letter sent from Mr. Secretary, and before he received it, rode to Mr. Hynde to take advice for his answer. Meantime, Mr. Brabazon gave warning in the church and market at Chesterfield, and hired divers persons to gather the tithes. Leyke now occupies the tithes daily at his pleasure. Many men marvel at his presumption. If he is suffered to enjoy them till next term, it would be a great speech in the country, slander to Mr. Secretary, rebuke to my master and a shame to Brabazon. It is thought that John Brabazon and my master have contrived this letter, and that it is not the mind of Mr. Secretary.
Desire my friend Wm. Myles to inform his master therein, and to help to obtain a commandment to Leyke to deliver the tithes immediately and pay to Brabazon all that he has received. The answer he made to Brabazon is feigned and untrue, and therefore he would in no wise write to Mr. Secretary, nor make any writing to Brabazon but false flattering words. If Mr. Secretary would order Brabazon to take it where he can find it, it would shortly be fetched, whether he (Leyk) would or no. Brabazon durst not meddle with it without his master's orders. If there is any commandment which Mr. Secretary wishes served on John Leyk, my friend Hew Willughby, serjeant-at-arms, will serve it without favor.
To command John Brabazon to receive the rents of Ellen Foljambe and other tenants of Godfrey Foljambe, who have eight years' rent in their hands. Hears they will pay if they are asked, for fear of further trouble next term, but they are persuaded by Leky to withhold it.
To speak with Henry Brydde, desiring him to remember the letter I sent him, requesting him to obtain a letter from the King to my lord, willing him to see that he might occupy his office at Assheborne, as other bailiffs have done before.
Also a letter to all tenants and inhabitants in Assheborne and Wyrkysworth, to pay to him and his deputy the rents and customs due to his Grace, and to assist him in his office, not letting for Sir Thos Cokayne nor Sir Henry Sacheverell nor any other.
In another hand: A remembrance how many letters I have. First, Master Beyddyll, one letter. Master Richard two letters.
Pp. 2.
17 Oct. 1269. The Charterhouse, Witham.
R. O. Certificate by Richard Peers, late prior of the Charterhouse at Witham for 30 years, and convisitor sometime of the Order, certifying that during all his time, and as far as he knows since the original grants made to the house by Henry II. and III., they have used the following privileges: 1. Sanctuary for murder and felony. 2. View of frank pledge, waif and stray, blodewite, and all the King's deer that came within their bounds. 3. To have their own bailiffs, exempt from the sheriff's jurisdiction. Writes this because he is informed that the Charterhouse of Bevall is interrupted in the use of like liberties. 17 Oct. 26 Henry VIII. Signed.
P. 1.
17 Oct. 1270. William Lord Dacre.
R. O. Bond for 10,000 marks given by Wm. Lord Dacre to Thos. Cromwell, chief secretary, Sir Wm. Poulet, comptroller of the Household, and Sir Brian Tuke, treasurer of the Chamber, dated Westm. 17 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII. for the fulfilment of the conditions mentioned in his confession of 25 July 26 Hen. VIII., made before Sir Thos. Audley, lord Chancellor, Thos. duke of Norfolk, treasurer and marshal of England, Henry marquis of Exeter, Sir Edm. Walsingham and Ric. Ryche, wherein he acknowledged that he had kept concealed two several letters to which the lords and others above mentioned have subscribed their names, of which one was directed to him by the lord of Hampsefeld, a Scotchman, the King's enemy, and the other by his uncle Sir Philip Dacre. For these concealments he threw himself on the King's forgiveness and offered to pay for his pardon a sum of 10,000l., of which he has already paid 7,000 marks. This bond is security for the remainder, which is to be paid in certain specified instalments, and for his future good behaviour.
Copy. Large paper, pp. 4.
17 Oct. 1271. Cromwell to the Lords of the Privy Council.
R. O. The bearer, my lord of York's servant, has arrived with letters for Cromwell and the King. Asks them to give him audience, as he can tell them about the person apprehended on Sunday last, whom Cromwell takes to be a very evil-disposed person. Advises that he should not be put to death, until they know “the whole and profound bottom, of his cankered heart.” Asks them to send what information they discover. The Rolls, 17 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.
17 Oct. 1272. George Wulleuwever, Consul of Lubeck, to Cromwell.
R. O. I thank you for your letters and for your goodwill toward this commonwealth. We will do what we can to gratify the King upon the articles sent to us. Nothing can be done about the second article without deliberation, but we must by all means bring aid against the enemies of the Gospel. Cannot however, transfer the kingdom of Denmark to the hands of another. We can only take care that the governors favor the King and allow no intrigue against him in that kingdom ; but if the government fall into the hands of men opposed to us, the King must expect trouble. I wish the King would advance the money for three years, in case we require it for his service, for the war against the Danes and Holsteiners is not ended, and occasions might arise in which we should have need of this money and even more. As soon as the war is ended I will not fail to repair to the King, when I trust a league will be made between him, Lubeck and Denmark. I trust the King will not refuse this my first petition, for it will be to his advantage and will be fully repaid. Lubeck, 17 Oct. 1534.
Hol. Lat., pp. 3.
17 Oct. 1273. George Lord Rochford to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I desire your favor to the bearer, my servant Will. Atkyns, that he may pass into Flanders with such small baggage as he shall bring with him, which he is to sell there and with the proceeds purchase me certain hawks, Hampton Court, 17 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add. Endd.: 17 Oct. 1534.
17 Oct. 1274. Thos. Broke to Lord Lisle.
R. O. On Friday last your councillors and Mr. Semer's were before the Council at Westminster, where Mr. Secretary pleaded on your behalf as much as possible, and said, “Perchance, my lord, you do think that I speak thus for affection that I bear my lord Lisle by reason of some great rewards or gifts; but I assure you on my faith, it is not so; nor I never received of his lordship anything, unless it were a piece or two of wine or a dish of fish or wild fowl. But yet I assure you I would be glad to do him pleasure; and moreover I do know so perfectly well this matter that I must needs speak in it.” Mr. Semer's counsel wished the matter to be referred to the common law ; on which one of your counsel said it was indifferent to you, as the King was your good lord. On this Mr. Secretary said: “The King's grace being his good lord, say you? Yes, marry, I warrant you, he is and will be his good lord. His good lord, quoth a, marry, ye may be sure he is and woll be his good lord, doubt ye not of that.” This he repeated three or four times. Has written this that Lisle may be assured of the Secretary's good mind towards him, and may be thankful if, in the event, he should wish to test it for any servant or friend of his. Written 17 Oct.
Hol., pp. 2. Sealed. Add. Endd: The 17th of Oct. 1534.
18 Oct. 1275. Will. Brenelcum to Lady Lisle.
R. O. My master, (fn. 1) Mr. Norton and his wife send commendations. My master never was sick, even for one day, since Mr. Norton wrote to you, which was about May. (fn. 2) My master thanks you for his coat cloth, 3 shirts, 11/2 yards satin and a hogshead of wine for Mr. Norton. Mr. Norton sent one of his sons to get a chamber in the inns of court, but he can get none. Mr. Holys of Winchester has one, and goes there seldom. If your ladyship would write to him to let my master have it when he is not there, they might, perhaps, arrange to be bedfellows. Tystyd, 18 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
18 Oct. R. O. 1276. Jacques De Coucy [Sieur Des Vervins] to Lord Lisle.
I send you a boar's head. I am sorry I have not got the rest to go with it. Boulogne, 18 Oct. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A Calais.
18 Oct. 1277. John Husee to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Has heard nothing since his last, and had hoped to have been at Calais; but hearing of Sir Richard Whetthill's coming, which is not for Lisle's profit, resolved to stay. Thanked be God, a shrewd cow hath found short horns; “yea, the very stomeps (stumps?).” Supposes he has received Turney's and Mr. Waterbailiff's letter from Mr. Cromwell, who is your good friend. Seymour's matter was yesterday debated in the Star Chamber. The knight porter is said to be dead, and Rob. Seymour captain of Newnham bridge. Begs him to be good to the bearer, a Portuguese, at the request of Rodriges Pinto, who has delivered me for you a little barrel of flower of oranges. There has been here a little murmuring at the gift of Turnay's room. Hopes he has fulfilled Mr. Secretary's request in that behalf according to the King's pleasure, or else he will incur great censure and lose some of his best friends. London, 18 Oct. 1534.
Hol., pp. 2. Sealed. Add. Endd.
18 Oct. 1278. Mayor of Southampton to Cromwell.
R. O. A Breton ship arrived from Flanders with wheat. After its arrival certain of our neighbours freighted the same ship for Bordeaux, and as they sailed outwards were boarded at Calshordes Point by George Whelpley and his company, who demanded what money they had, which they produced, besides a bag that was sealed with a letter for a merchant in Brittany for sale of wine. All this Whelpley took away. The master has complained to me for justice against him, and we beseech your interference in this behalf. Southampton, 18 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
18 Oct. 1279. Count of Cifuentes to Charles V.
Add. MS. 28,587, f. 64. B. M. * * * Will not try to obtain the executoriales for England till he has the Emperor's orders. * * * Rome, 18 Oct. 1534.
Sp., pp. 8. Modern copy.
Ibid. f. 68. B. M. 2. Contemporary abstract with marginal notes.
The English news sent by the Count is as follows:—The King was somewhat milder, had sent for the Queen's steward, and the restoration of her servants was being arranged. The cause of the King's mildness has been what the Emperor said to the English ambassador, which has done much good, and will do more, he thinks, than anything else. Ana de Boulans was disliked by the lords of England on account of her pride and that of her brothers and kinsmen, and because the King did not like her as much as he did. The King was entertaining another lady, and many lords helped him with the object of separating him from Anne.
Sp., pp.9. Modern copy.
Add. MS. 26,056, f. 3. B. M. 3. Another copy of § 2.
19 Oct. 1280. Sir James Carre to Cromwell.
R. O. Hearing of the death of the abbot of West Dereham, went straight thither and sequestrated in Cromwell's name all silver plate and jewels. Remains there till he hears Cromwell's pleasure. The morrow of St. Luke.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
19 Oct. 1281. The Parson of Westmeston.
R. O. On Thursday after St. Matthew's Day, 24 Sept., in the house of Hugh Londes, while talking about the parson of Westmeston, against whom his perverse opinions were that day objected by Mr. Worthialle, chancellor to the bishop of Chichester, John Seras said these words: “Masters, take heed how you handle the parson of Westmeston, for there be 10,000 will take the part he taketh.” To this Mr. Thos. Colbrande replied, “I pray God be with me, and I only against the 10,000.” Sir Thos. Dukworth, parson of Hurst, Mr. Draper, parson of Horsted Keynys, were present. Signed by Leonard Banelle (?) and Thos. Colbronde in presence of Robt. prior of Lewes and Sir Thos. Gage, 19 Oct. 1534.
Colbrond says that he remembers the words of John Sorastre, who said that “10,000 will say at the parson of Westmeston saith, and take his part therein.” Signed.
Dukworth also heard these words. Signed.
P. 1. Endd.
20 Oct. 1282. [Albert Duke of Prussia] to Henry VIII.
R. T. 149. R. O. When Henry's ambassador was with him last year, he gave him strong assurances of the King's goodwill. Sends a present of 12 falcons. “E Regio Monte” (Königsberg), 20 Oct. 1534.
Lot., pp. 2. Modern copy from the archives at Königsberg.
ii. [The Same] to Paget.
Wonders he has received no reply to the letters he lately wrote to Paget, though he has been informed of their delivery. Hears that an executorial mandate against him and his subjects has been issued by the Imperial Chamber, and fears the duchy will be troubled with war in consequence. Desires a loan of money from the King. Has written to the King's treasurer(?) (arorio (qu. ærario ?) Regiæ Majestatis) and sent him falcons; but as he does not know his Highness' name, asks Paget to inscribe the letter with his proper title. Königsberg, 20 Oct. 1534.
Lat., pp. 2. Modern copy as above. Headed: Guilhelmo Pageto, etc., Regis Angliæ oratori.
iii. [The Same] to the Duke [of Norfolk?]
Although neither known nor bound to him by any tie, cannot refrain from expressing his goodwill by a small gift of falcons.
Lat., p. 1. Modern copy as above. Headed: “Duci Angliæ.” Begins: Illustris princeps.
20 Oct. R. O. 1283. Jacques De Coucy [Sieur De Vervins] to the Deputy of Calais.
I am informed by John Beust, drummer of Abbeville, that his son is a prisoner at Calais for words spoken after drinking. He is a young man, and I beg that he may be delivered. Boulogne, 20 Oct. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.
20 Oct. 1284. William Popley to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Commend me to my lady. Your servant, the bearer, who has taken great pains, can inform you how all things have passed here. London, 20 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: 20th of October 1534.
20 Oct. 1285. George Lovekyn to Mr. Cooke.
R. O. Please deliver to my servant the bearer my half-year's fee as comptroller of the King's works, due last Michaelmas 26 Hen. VIII. You are to keep your own fee in your own hands, according to the custom. Greenwich, Tuesday, 20 Oct., anno ut supra.
Hol., p. 1. Add.
20 Oct. 1286. Sir Dunstan Newdegatte to Anphelys Newdegatte. (fn. 3)
R. O. Expresses his grief at his absence from her. Is her youngest son and the fathest away. Malta, 20 Oct.
Hol., pp. 2. To my worshipful mother, Anphelys Newdegatte, this be delivered in London.
20 Oct. 1287. Sir Dunstan Newdegatt to Sir John Mabylston.
R. O. Desires to be commended to the lord of St. John's, to his mother, brothers and sisters, and to the rest of his friends. Wenders that he has sent him no letters to tell him how he stands with Francis Galyardett. Sent to him for the money that was paid to his factor in England, but he said he had no letters about it. Asks him to send the bills of exchange. Malta, 20 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Sir John Mabyllstone, at St. John's beside London. Endd.


  • 1. John Basset.
  • 2. Really on the 6th July, q. r.
  • 3. The exact year in which this and the next letter were written is uncertain.