Henry VIII: October 1534, 26-31

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'Henry VIII: October 1534, 26-31', in Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, Henry VIII, Volume 7, 1534, (London, 1883) pp. 502-516. British History Online https://www.british-history.ac.uk/letters-papers-hen8/vol7/pp502-516 [accessed 25 April 2024]


October 1534, 26–31

26 Oct. 1309. Sir John Hackett.
R. O. His will, made by express licence from the King, before John de Langhe, notary apostolic. Directs his body to be buried in Our Lady's Church, Calais. Leaves the following bequests : To the archbishop of Palermo, a gold chain with a cross garnished with rubies. To the duke of Norfolk, a gold chain with a rose garnished with an A of diamonds and a hanging pearl. To the earl of Wiltshire, a gold chain with a whistle. To Cromwell, the King's secretary, two gold bracelets. To Mr. Tuke, treasurer of the Chamber, a gold chain. To my lady deputy of Calais, a little silver cup. To Mr. Wyngfelde of Calais, four little silver candlesticks. To his son Cornelys Doppine, six goblets and six bowls of silver. To Maistre Hesdyn, dwelling at Malines, a silver pot. To Mr. Adrain of Vosberghe, his host at Brussels, a silver cup, and to his wife another. To John Bernard, his host at Malynes, and to his niece, two silver salvers. To Mr. Loys de Zoete, secretary to the Emperor, for certain pleasures done to the testator, 10 carolus of gold. To Mr. John de Langhe, also the Emperor's secretary, 25 florins carolus of gold, beside his salary for his writings and vacations done for the testator. In alms to the poor of Brussels, 20 florins, and of Malines, 30 florins. To the fabric of our Lady's church, Calais, 40l. of groats, Flemish money. For his sepulture and masses, at the discretion of the Deputy and Mr. Wyngfelde. Mourning gowns and various sums to his servants, Janyn Sohyer, Helayn — (fn. 1), John Roo, Charles — (fn. 1), Nicolas — (fn. 1), — (fn. 1) lacquay. To his page, Robt. Wyngfelde, 50 florins to entertain him to the schools, or to be employed otherwise to his profit. All papers to be delivered to Cromwell. Acknowledges having received 36l. from the King above his wages. Directs the repayment of money which his servant, John Roo, has gone to borrow of Thos. Lighy (fn. 2) or Robt. Fleges at Antwerp. The archbishop of Palermo and Cromwell are appointed executors.
Witnesses: John Bracket, chaplain of the seigneur of Villars, and Toussayn Muyssart, doctor in physic, of Lisle. Dated at Douay, in the house of Mons. de Villers, 26 Oct. 1534.
Further directions about the testator's servants, which he gave verbally, after signing the will, are appended.
Copy, pp. 6. Endd.
26 Oct. 1310. Walter Devereux [Lord Ferrers] to Cromwell.
R. O. I have received your letter dated London, 18 Oct., directing me to find means to have Sir Owen Glynne, vicar of Geffreystown, Pembrokeshire, indicted for sedition and sent up to you. I will do my best at the next county holden at Pembroke, which will not be till Tuesday come fortnight; meanwhile nothing can be done. I shall be the bolder to tarry here till then, both for that and the King's other commissions for mustering his subjects, as I have yet had no answer to my former letters desiring you to solicit my leave of absence if the parliament go forwards. I have not been within 100 miles of my own house since Whitsuntide. Kermerthin, S. Wales, 26 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Sealed. Endd.
26 Oct. 1311. Richard Moryson to Cromwell.
R. O. Having given up my studies, I am like to suffer greatly during this winter, having no means and no hope, and therefore I appeal to your consideration. Learning is not ungrateful, and when you shall have left the world it will not cease to celebrate your liberality. Such of my countrymen as are in Italy see that I desire nothing more than your favor. If you will only give me the eighth part of an hour you will oblige me for ever. Padua, vii. kal. Nov.
Hol., Lat., p. 1. Add: A Secretis. Endd.
27 Oct. 1312. Earl of Cumberland to Henry VIII.
R. O. St. P. v. 8. The Borders under my rule are in good quiet, and good redress is made on either part, except as to Liddisdale. Wishes the King to write to his ambassadors in Scotland to know who shall be appointed to make answer for them. My deputies met on the 22nd with the lord Maxwell, who proposed that all outlaws inhabiting the Debateable Land should be pardoned on either side. Desires to know the King's opinion on this. Thinks the Nycsones, Crosers and Waughes should be excepted. Skipton Castle, 27 Oct. Signed.
27 Oct. 1313. Cumberland to Cromwell.
R. O. Touching the lord Maxwell's proposition. Skipton Castle, 27 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To Master Secretary.
27 Oct. 1314. Henry Earl of Cumberland to Cromwell.
R. O. On receipt of your letters for the delivery of those committed to prison by Sir Richard Tempest and the other commissioners, took bonds for their appearance Crastino Animarum. Skypton, 27 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: To Master Secretary. Endd.
27 Oct. 1315. Sir Richard Tempest to Cromwell.
R. O. According to your command, these poor men are bound to appear before you Crastino Animarum. Does not find they meant anything but to pull down the dyke of an enclosure made by John Lambard, which they say they ought to have in common. From Bollyng. Signature in a clerk's hand like the letter.
P. 1. Add.: Mr. Crumwell, Secretary to the King's noble grace. Endd.
27 Oct. 1316. H. Duke of Richmond to Cromwell.
R. O. I beg you will continue your favor to Will. Grislyng, the bearer. He has a testimonial from the town of Plymouth of his good service. Norwich Place, 27 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
27 Oct. 1317. Will Abbot of York to Lord Scrope.
R. O. I have received your letters requiring an answer to the letters of Mr. Secretary and Mr. Clyfford in your favor for the reversion of the stewardship of our lands in Richmondshire. I would have granted it to you but for my dread of ministering any occasion of difference between you and my lord Conyers, as will be seen by my letters to Mr. Secretary. On Mr. Secretary's further advertisement I shall be ready to comply with his request. Myton, 27 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
27 Oct. 1318. Morison to Cromwell.
Nero. B. VI. 146. B. M. Pleads for banishment, not execution, as the punishment of those who have grievously wounded the Commonweath before Cromwell was called to be its guardian. Continued happiness is expected from his rule. Now the ship of the State is in danger he is wanted as a pilot. The best defence of a kingdom is the consent of the inhabitants. Advises him to act so that all love and honor him. Padua, 6 cal. Nov. “Tui favoris sitientissimus Ricardus Morysonus.”
Hol., Lat., pp. 3. Add.: Regi Angliæ cum a Secretis tum a consiliis, &c. Endd.
27 Oct. 1319. [Lord Lisle] to the Captain of Fiennes.
R. O. Writes in behalf of Baudouin, one of his soldiers, who has been wounded (“bleee” qu. blessé?) in the captain's village. Desires him to do justice to the malefactors, for Baudouin has a large family and no livelihood but his handiwork. If the captain will not do him right, will write to Mons. du Bies, the seneschal. Calais, Tuesday, 27 Oct. 1534.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: A Mons. le gouverneur and capitaigue de Fiennes, le segneur Pière de Lan.
Endd.: Copy of a letter sent for mine armourer.
27 Oct. 1320. John Archbishop of Palermo to Lord Lisle.
R. O. The English ambassador, John Hacket, was taken ill at Douay nine days ago, and though attended by the best physicians, had died, having received the rites of the Church and made his will, as his servant Jennyn Sohier, the bearer, can show. He is taking the body to Calais to be buried. Is grieved at his death, but consoled by the fact that he died a good Christian. Valenchiennes, 27 Oct. 1534. Signed.
Fr., p. 1. Add.: Le debitis de Calais.
27 Oct. 1321. Antoine Brusset to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I have received your letter informing me that you have sent to Dunkirk to purchase a tun of wine to entertain the admiral of France, and requesting that I will allow it to pass without payment of my due. This I do very willingly for your sake, and shall always be glad to do a like service. Gravelines, 27 Oct. 1534.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
28 Oct. 1322. Lord Darcy.
Harl. MS. 304, f. 137 b. B. M. Licence to lord Darcy, K.G., to be absent from the Feast of St. George, on account of his great age and debility. 28 Oct. 1534.
Copy, p. 1.
[28] Oct. 1323. T. Earl of Wiltshire to Cromwell.
R. O. As my neighbour the abbot of Robertsbridge is coming to you, I beg you will favor him for my sake. Hever, Wednesday before Hallowmas day.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
28 Oct. 1324. Robert Abbot of St. Alban's to Cromwell.
R. O. The town of St. Alban's has been long visited with the plague, and two have died within the monastery. Although he was removed to Tittenhanger, and none of his house are yet infected, yet as his brethren resort to him frequently, dares not come to the Parliament till he know the King's pleasure. Titinghanger 28 Oct. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Mr. Thomas Crumwell, secretary to our sovereign lord the King and Master of the Rolls.
28 Oct. 1325. John Seyntjohn, Sergeant-at-Arms, to Cromwell.
R. O. According to command of the 16th Oct., I have arrested Sir Wm. Gascoyne the elder, and am bringing him up. He is 66 years old at the least, and “has a great defect of the emmerodes.” He does not ride more than 12 or 16 miles a day. If you wish I will make greater speed. Doncaster, 28 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary. Endd.
28 Oct. 1326. Thomas Leygh to Cromwell.
R. O. St. P.VII. 577. I received a letter from Sir John Hackett, ambassador here, of which you shall receive a copy, as he desired. This day we have heard that he is dead. As he has always been a friend of mine, I propose to go to Douay and obtain possession of his writings. I trust you will see that I am no loser in such money matters as have passed between him and me. Antwerp, 28 Oct. 1534.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Of the Privy Council. Endd.
28 Oct. 1327. Richard Cromwell to Lord Lisle.
R. O. In behalf of John Gough, for such things as the King has given him. London, 28 Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.: The 28th of October 1534.
29 Oct. 1328. Cromwell to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Is to view the “anoysaunces” made by Sir Rob. Wingfield in the Marches of Calais, for which a commission has been sent. Order is given that such reforms should be made as were thought fit at Cromwell's last being there. London, 29 Oct. Signed.
P 1. Add. Endd.: Master Cromwell, the 29th of October 1534.
30 Oct. 1329. Sir Thomas Boteler to Cromwell.
R. O. Has summoned a jury for finding an office for the idiocy of Thos. Woleton. Particulars respecting the same. The earl of Derby alleges that he is next heir. Thinks that this claim is just, and sends a pedigree. The presentment was made on the 30th of this Oct.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
30 Oct. 1330. Richard Humfrey and Thomas Cave to Cromwell.
R. O. We have examined Sir John Bonde, parson of Barton, of the words spoken by him against the King and the Queen. He denies them, although they are affirmed by the constables and others on their oaths, as you were informed by Mr. Humfrey. We have committed him to ward. As his wit is much enfeebled, and he is more than fivescore years old, and has been parson of Barton 60 years, we have sent to the gaoler to keep him in his house, with warm meat and drink, lodging and fire, to keep him alive till your pleasure be known. We have also sent to him one of his servants, for he is the oldest man in this realm. We have taken an inventory of his goods, which amount to 20l., and we desire to be advertised who shall account for them. Barton, 30 Oct. Signed.
Pp. 2. Add.: Secretary. Sealed. Endd.
30 Oct. 1331. Don Lope De Soria to Charles V.
Add. MS. 28,557, f. 73. B. M. * * * (f. 77.) The king of the Romans tells him that he has intercepted the letters sent by the kings of France and England to the Vayvode. His man who has sent to France and England is here waiting for the prothonotary Casal, who went to Rome when he heard of the Pope's death. Casal is the English ambassador here, and it was arranged that he should go with the Vayvode on the part of the kings of England and France, and his brother, el Cavallero Casal, come here in his place. The death of Griti and the changes in Hungary may alter their plans. * * * Told the Signory that the Emperor was astonished at the arrest of the Venetians in London by the king of England, and offered his goodwill in what they thought fit to do. They were much pleased at this, and will write to their ambassador. They told him that the arrest was in consequence of information laid before the King that the coming of the galleasses was injurious to him and his subjects, and that they committed great frauds to his prejudice. They will be released with sureties for their reappearence, and the coming of the galeasses forbidden. They think, however, that the King will ask them to return, as they are profitable to him and his kingdom.
Sp., pp. 16. Modern copy. Headed: Copia de carta de don Lope de Soria a Su Md fecha ultimo de Octubre 1534.
30 Oct. 1332. Trial of the Pix.
R. O. Assay of silver made in the Star Chamber at Westminster, 30 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII., in presence of Sir Thos. Audeley, Chancellor, Thos. duke of Norfolk, Treasurer of England, Chas. duke of Suffolk, Thos. earl of Wiltshire, John earl of Oxford, Rob. earl of Sussex, Steph. bishop of Winchester, Thos. Crumwell, secretary, Sir Rob. Norwich, chief justice of the C.P., Sir Ant. Fitzherbert, justice of C.P., Edw. Fox, almoner, Sir Will. Kingston, Sir Ric. Weston and Sir John Dauncy, relative to the five forms of silver money coined from the 1 March 24 Hen. VIII. to this date, John Copynger being keeper of the Exchange within the Tower, and Ralph Rowlett and Martin Bowes masters of the Mint. On opening the pix there were found 19 “sinchiæ,” containing 9l. 11s. 8d. in silver money, taken out of 20,467 lb. 11¾. oz. coined and delivered out of the Exchange.
Lat., p. 1.
30 Oct. 1333. The Turks.
R. O. i. By letters of 20 Oct. from Constantinople.—The lord Ibraim Basha the same day left Constantinople, and went to Scuta about Anatolya,—in order, it was said, to take possession for the Turks of the country of the Betells, of which the defeated Seraph Bey was lord.
ii. By letters of 25 Oct.—The ambassador of Hungary was despatched, to return to king John in two days. A guide was given him to Belgrade. 20,000 aspers were given him for his costs, and while at Constantinople he received every day 20 ducats. The ambassador of Venice obtained a commandment for the recovery of two Venetian galleys taken about Legene.
iii. By letters of 30 Oct.—Of the departure of Ibraim Basha it is also said that after the victory obtained by Sulyman Bey and Oloman Bey against Seraph Bey, whose head was struck off and brought to Constantinople, Ibraim determined to follow up the victory, having, as it is believed, some intelligence with the lord of Bagadedi ; also because the Turks are called to battle by the Tartars, and by those that wear green caps, invading the dominion of the Sophi. The Turk remained at Constantinople to provide against the Christians.
P. 1. Endd.
31 Oct. 1334. Hugh Prior of Durham to Cromwell.
R. O. Sent before Mich. last Cromwell's annuity of 5l. by Richard Crosbie, auditor, who, as Cromwell was away from London, brought it back. Thinks the amount very small, and sends him a grant of an annuity of 10l. for life for his kindness toward St. Cuthbert's monastery. Durham, 31 Oct.
Hol., p. i. Add.: Master Secretary. Endd.
31 Oct. 1335. Sir Rob. Wingfield to John Bruce.
R. O. Wrote last on the 28th informing him that the day before they had pulled down a house of Wingfield's, and intended that day to pull down another. This they not only did, but they pulled out the pinning of a third house, “under the groundsylle of oon syde,” and did their best to put the house over that way; but, failing in this, because the house was new, they hewed down the young trees about it. They then went into the dwelling house where Henry Wylshere his servant's wife has lain sick in bed for a month, and threatened to cast it down upon her, throwing dirt in the faces of her children. The commissioners excuse this by their orders, and have sent over John Broke of Calais, a soldier in 8d. a day, who has married the water bailiff's daughter, to justify it. He, as you know, has been the principal minister under his father-in-law Cokson, to trouble me; but I hope by your means sure remedy will be found. Calais, 31 Oct. 1534.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: To my very weelbelovyd nepvew John Breewce, Esqwyer, abydynge in my howce at London, callyd Wyngfeldes Place, besyde Poowlys in Ooldefyschstretes ende. Endd.
31 Oct. 1336. The Emperor's Council.
Add. MS. 28,587, f. 81. B. M. “Lo que se propuso y consulto en consejo sobre las cosas de Francia en Madrid, 31 Oct. 1534.”
* * * * * *
(f. 97 b.) 21. Whether it is advisable to do anything now concerning England, and especially to stir up the rebellion in Ireland, considering the offers made by divers princes there to remain under the Emperor's authority and hold the country of the Queen and Princess. This would greatly hinder the king of England from helping France. His subjects are reported to be getting tired of Anna de Boulanz. Or whether it would be better to wait till December before sending anyone, in accordance with the Emperor's letter and answer that he would inform them of his intention before March. Nothing can be done during the winter, and meantime the course of events can be watched.
22. Touching Scotland, whether despatch shall be deferred till there is news of Godscalco, who was sent from Toledo, and of whom nothing has been heard since he left Ireland, or whether, considering the chance of his having been hindered, and that there is no prospect of a marriage between the duke of Angoulême and the English princess, it would be well to desire queen Mary and Lord Bevres to help on a marriage between the Scotch king and the princess of England, about which Godscalco was sent to Scotland, as the princess of Denmark is engaged (puesto en terminos el matrimonio) to the duke Frederic Palatine.
This will entertain the Scotch king, and prevent him from binding himself to France or making a closer treaty with England.
Sp., pp. 37. Modern copy.
31 Oct. 1337. James V. to Charles V.
Royal MS. 18 B. VI. 28. B. M. Has received the Emperor's letters dated kal. Oct., by Gotscalcus Ericus, his ambassador, who has also delivered his charge, to which James has given him an answer in writing. (fn. 3) Linlitgw, 31 Oct. 1534.
Lat., p. 1. Copy.
lb. 212 b. 2. Another copy.
Oct. 1338. John Graynfyld to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Understands that he has received no letter from the writer for some time. Is devoted to no one so much, except to the King and the lord Chancellor, and to my good lady my “ownt.” (fn. 4) Has written often. The vicar of Godsheli brought me a letter from you touching his benefice, and Golstone sent word that he had received a letter from you that he should pay me no more out of that benefice, of which you had given me the interest. But for him, the priest would never have had it. Lent him various sums at the Blackfriars when he was in great necessity, expecting every hour to be attainted by Parliament of murder. Had promised to get him a non-residence, which would cost 20l. Begs that he may retain the benefice, as he has nothing else of Lisle's gift. Today your matter with Mr. Semer was argued before my lord and Mr. Secretary, when the latter offered to give Semer all the money he had paid to Dudley and 100l. over, and he said he would give you 1,000l. Wishes to know if he shall take any actions against Hawkyns, who has come from Waymouth to London. He delivered letters to Udalle. Begs remembrance to Thos. Fowler, who has been with my lord; “and my lord schucke hym, and told hym his parsse versse (he perseveres ?) lycke a singuler good lorde to Mr. Fowler.”
Hol., pp. 3. Sealed. Add. Endd.: John Graynefild, of October 1534.
Oct. 1339. The French Ambassadors.
R. O. “New plate delivered by John Freman, mense Octobris anno XXVjto Regis, for the King's own affairs, and by his Grace to be given in gifts,” viz.: 7 pair of gilt pots, one of which is to be presented to the treasurer of Bretaigne, and another “to Mr. dell Requestes”; 21 bowls, of which 3 are for the president of Paris, 3 for the treasurer of Bretaigne, and 3 for “Mr. Dell Requestes”; 3 pair of gilt flagons; 5 gilt basons and ewers, of which one is for the president and one for the master ; 3 chafing dishes; two dozen gilt trenchers, 6 “chaundillers with packes gilt”; and a cup with a cover gilt for the president. The weight of each parcel is added. Total, 3,376½ oz. gilt, which at 5s. 2d. the oz.=872l. 5s. 3d. ; whereof received in ready money of Mr. Secretary, 601l. 12s. 8d. The remainder paid by warrant.
Pp. 2. Endd.
1340. John Freman to Cromwell.
R. O. Complaining of Mr. Gostyke, who had ordered him to provide plate for the ambassador to the amount of 110l., and whilst he was making provision for it, Gostwick sent him word to let it alone, and he would make provision himself, and sent Morgan to seek for plate, to the petitioner's great shame. Has served the ambassadors for seven years to the King's satisfaction, and if a new goldsmith were now to be appointed, he would not be “indifferently handled.” Gostwick is malicious against him in consequence of a farm desired for the petitioner by his master.
P.S.—As possibly his friend Ralph Sadler may not be in the way, has sent this letter to Cromwell himself.
P. 1, long sheet. Add.: Secretary. Sealed. Endd.
Oct. 1341. Lord Latimer.
R. O. “The shorter abstract of the bargaines and covenants made between the Lord Latymer and Sir Francis Bygod,” by indenture dated Oct. 26 Hen. VIII., for the marriage of Raff Bygod or another son of Sir Francis, with Margaret, or another daughter of Lord Latimer, or another woman, without disparagement. “Other bargains, sales and leases, made afterwards between the said parties,” for which lord Latimer has paid 1,610l. 3s. 4d.
Petition of lord Latimer to the King that, as he cannot have the effect of the said marriage, he may have the manors in Swadale and parcel of the manor of Seterington, in accordance with the agreement, and that certain sums in which he is indebted to the King may be remitted.
Pp. 4.
1342. John Lord Audeley to Cromwell.
R. O. My kinsman and receiver Marmaduke Darrell has sued the vicar of Pageham upon the statute (fn. 5) lately made against certain practices of covetous priests; but the vicar, by his craft and riches, has borne the matter out against the Act of Parliament. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Master Cromwell, secretary to the King's Highness. Endd.: “A . . . . . . Octobris.”
[Oct.] 1343. John Lawrence to Cromwell.
R. O. I understand by my sister that you have received my letter, and that she had such communications with you as were to her great comfort. She has, therefore, declared her mind in a more liberal manner. If you wish to know, I will tell you the effect thereof in a few words. Through her diligent inquiry such things shall come to light as will tend to the augmentation of your honour.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Sealed. Endd.: L., — October.
1344. Christopher More to Cromwell.
R. O. A friend of mine has sent me a nag out of Devonshire. I intended to have given it you when you were last at Guildford. (fn. 6) I now send it by the bearer. Another friend has promised me a hawk. As soon as I have her “she shall this winter flee for you,” as some amends for my old fault. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
Oct. 1345. Will. Terell to the Lord of St. John's.
Otho, C. IX. 75. B. M. “The [4th Sept]ember last past Sir Clement West w[as depri]vyd of the great cross. The cause thereof [was first h]is misgovernance against my lord master and [the] Council. Secondly, that he was deprived [of] his broad cross by Fra Phelyp de Vyllers time the [old lo]rd master, which was done by the chapter-g[eneral?, bu]t after his death Fra Perre Depount, next master [a]fter him, turned to him his dignity aga[in b]y council ordinary, which was contrar[y to] the style of our religion. Wherefore in the . . . . . . [c]hapter last past, the most part of our tongue m[ade a] supplication alleging therein the stablyssme[nt of] our religion, that a man once deprived by the . . . . [c]hapter, cannot be turned to his honour by no co[uncil or]dynare. So that at this present he is lyfted o . . . . [g]ret cross, and by commandment of my lord Mr. d . . . . . st in the tower. And whereas I suppose that he . . . . . . ons allege that my lord master and he should [have w]ourdes for the allowance of the King's patent . . . . . . . it is but his excuse, for of long time the [said re]legeon has been desirous and hath desired his [m]ost gracious patent; the which he hath se[nt] right graciously, and we have received [it and] honourably do observe and maintain to h[is Gr]assys pleasure. Wherefore if he have a leghyg[ed (alleged) an]y such matter concerning the King's most [ho]norabull patent, your lordship shall know that it [i]s allowed and hille (highly) esteemed. [Your] lordship shall understand that this year [w]he have made ourself strong, for the Turk (fn. 7) . . . . has taken Castell Nova and slain all [that] he found therein, which was to the number of 2,000, and came into divers places in Poullya; [bu]t the did no hare (harm) but alonely set his men [on] lond for to take water, and the men of the [coun]tre slew to the number of 500 * * * with all he . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . he will be storing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . pryma vera but who . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .go no man can tell. Sir, I . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . unto Mr. Dr. Mabullston for my . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . your lordship for to be so good to me at . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vyssetores, at such time as master Doct[or] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . demand them, and in so doing I s[hall be] ready for to do your lordship such pleass[ure] as is in me for to do.” Malta . . . . . . Oct.
Hol., pp. 2, mutilated. Add.: To, &c. lord of St. John's in England. London.
[Oct.] 1346. [Will. Terell] to Dr. Mabulston, Subprior of St. John's.
Otho, C. IX. 77. B. M. Has received [a bill of e]xchange of 60 dok[ats] of Jemes Grantam.
[The remainder of this letter contains the same information as the preceding.]
The Turk has returned to Prevysse with all his army, “and . . . dons (?) winter.” “As concerning my myllyorment, [I pr]ay you for to take my brother to you, and in . . . . . . him of the manner and custom of our religion, [and] he will show you all such expenses [as] hays beyn do me of my commandry since [that] I have had it, and that will make of 5, six * * *
Hol., p. 1., mutilated. Add.: In London.
Oct. 1347. The Royal Supremacy.
Rym. XIV. Acknowledgments of the Royal Supremacy continued. See Nos. 921, 1024, 1121, and 1216.
R. O. 1. Abbey of Dorchestre, Linc. dioc., 1 Oct. 1534. Signed by John Marche, abbot, and six others. Rym. 511.
R. O. 2. Priory of Newnham, Linc. dioc., 3 Oct. 1534. Signed by John Aschewell, prior, and 17 canons. Rym. 507.
R. O. 3. Priory of St. Olave's (Herringfleet), Norw. dioc., 3 Oct. 1534. Signed by Will. Dale, prior, John Meke, subprior, and four others. Rym. 511.
R. O. 4. Priory of Blythborowe, Norw. dioe., 6 Oct. 1534. Signed by John Ryghton, prior, and three others. Rym. 517.
R. O. 5. Priory of Caldewell by Bedford, 8 Oct. 1534. Signed by Thos. Dey, prior, Thos. Kyllyngworth, subprior, and seven canons. Rym. 501.
R. O. 6. Priory of Wodbredge, Norw. dioe., 12 Oct. 1534. Signed by Henry Bassingbourne, prior, and six others. Rym. 508.
R. O. 7. Priory of Wymondley, 14 Oct. 1534. Signed by John Dorchester, prior, and four others. Rym. 503.
R. O. 8. Priory of Dunstable, Linc. dioc., 17 Oct. 1534. Signed by Gervase Markebam, prior, and 12 others. Rym. 511.
R. O. 9. College of Wingfeld, Norw. dioc., 17 Oct. 1534. Signed by Robert Bud, master, and four others. Rym. 513.
R. O. 10. Priory of Eye, Norw. dioc., 20 Oct. 1534. Signed by William prior of Eye, Will. Norwyche, subprior, and seven others. Rym. 515.
R. O. 11. Priory of Ixworth, Norw. dioc., 22 Oct. 1534. Signed by John Gerves, prior, Will. Reynberd, subprior, and 15 others. Rym. 502.
1348. The King's Marriages.
R. O. Instrument devised in the name of Francis I., by which he engages to maintain the validity of Henry VIII.'s marriage with Anne Boleyn and the legitimacy of the princess Elizabeth, declaring that the late pope Clement VII. acknowledged to him at Marseilles by word of mouth that the dispensation of pope Julius was null, and the marriage with Katharine invalid.
Draft. Lot., pp. 12. Endd.: An instrument devised from the French king for his justification and defence of the invalidity of the King's highness' first marriage and the validity of the second.
1349. Scotland.
R. O. St. P. IV. 671. A “remembrance” to the King and Council for the earl of Angus and his brother, to induce the King to write to James V. in their favor.
1. Reminds the King of his frequent intercession for them, the true hearts they have borne to James, and their expulsion from Scotland. Their enemies alleged that they had alienated the King and James, whereas they have done nothing to displease the latter, unless it be serving the King in the last war. Request Henry to write to James to restore their lands. 2. Desire to have knowledge before the gentleman pass into Scotland, that their friends may labor to know their King's mind how to satisfy him. 3. Hope that the King has made provision for them in the last peace.
Endd. by Wriothesley: Instructions for a letter to be made to the king of Scots for the earl of Anguysche and his brother.
1350. Lord William Howard's Mission.
R. O. St. P. v. 1. Instructions to the lord William Howard, ambassador to the King's good brother and nephew, the king of Scots.
1. On his arrival at the Scotch court he is to make the King's most hearty recommendations, and deliver his letters to the king of Scots, with thanks for his gentle present, declaring Henry's great desire to hear of his welfare, both for the highness of blood and for the late amity between them. 2. He shall take an opportunity to salute the queen of Scots, the King's sister, thanking her for what she has done for peace, and desiring her to continue. 3. He shall practise with the lord Treasurer to get the measure of the king of Scots' person, and cause garments to be made for him of such stuff as he shall have with him for the purpose, “by such a tailor and brouderer as he shall carry with him for that intent,” and present them to the King with the horses assigned to him. 4. After delivering which, he is to say the King is pleased to remember that James is come to his lawful age, and of such activity and nobleness as is reported; for which reason he desires greatly to see and confer with him. 5. He shall confer with the bishop of Aberdeen, treasurer of Scotland, stating that an interview is proposed for next year between the King and the French king, at which Henry would be glad if James were also present. 6. If James would agree to this, Henry would be glad first to see him in England, and that he should pass through the realm to Calais. 7. He shall “somewhat press” the bishop to influence James to this effect; and if it be objected that the king of Scots is not well furnished for such an interview, he shall state that the King will be glad to make the meeting as inexpensive as possible. 8. The King hopes James will recall his subjects who have gone to aid Thos. Fitzgaret and the rebels in Ireland. 9. He means to make him one of the Order of the Garter, into which the Emperor, the French king and the king of the Romans have already been admitted. 10. Although the King has not yet received any answer from James to his frequent intercession for Angus and his brother,—owing, as the King suspects, to the efforts of those who procured their exile,—he is to press James to receive them again into favor.
1351. [Northumberland] to [Lord W. Howard ?]
Talbot MSS. L. f. 15**. Coll. of Arms. As your lordship now repairs into Scotland as the King's ambassador, I am sorry it is not my fortune to be in Yorkshire or Northumberland, to have shown you such rude pleasures as be in those parts. But I beg you to use my park and other my pleasures as your own. Hopes to be at his house of Topclife on his return.
Early copy, p. 1.
1352. Grants in October 1534.
Oct. Grants. 1. Hen. Byrde, yeoman usher of the Chamber, and Leonard Thornton. Grant, in survivorship, of the farm of the subsidy and ulnage of cloths sold in the city of London, with the “comen meter” of the said cloths ; at 24l. a year only ; on surrender of pat. 26 June 24 Hen. VIII., granting the farm, for 12 years, to the said Leonard alone, at 24l. a year and 12d. increase. Cherse, 11 July 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Oct.—P.S.
2. Henry marquis of Exeter, warden of the stannaries in co. Devon, and chief steward of the duchy of Cornwall. Commission of array for the stannaries of cos. Devon and Cornwall. Westm., 6 Oct. —Pat. 26 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 6d.
3. Thos. Cromwell, the King's chief secretary. To be Master of the Rolls rice John Tayler, clk., resigned : having custody of the hospital of Converts with the dwelling house, and one tun of Gascon wine yearly, besides the ordinary fees. Del. Westm., 8 Oct 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat p. 2, m. 1.
4. Bartholomew Rocumbaugh, the King's “drunslade pleyer.” Licence to buy and export, within the year following, 100 tuns of double beer. Wodstocke, 23 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 9 Oct. —P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
5. Mons. John Bianchet, stranger. Passport to leave this country with servants and three horses. Westm., 12 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII. —S.B.
6. John Gylmyn, yeoman usher of the Hall. To be bailiff of the hundred of Pouder or Powrder, Cornwall. More, 3 July 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Oct. —P.S.
7. John Scott, S.T.B., rector of Barboterham, Norf., Norwich dioc. To be a King's chaplain, with licence to hold any number of benefices and to be non-resident. Ampthyll, 4 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 23.
8. John Kynge, yeoman of the Guard and one of the yeomen of the Chamber of the queen consort Anne. Grant of 6d. a day as fee of the Crown, in the King's hands by the death of Edward Ingham. Westm., 19 Oct.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 26.
S.B. undated for next vacant room of yeoman of the Crown.
9. Northumberland : Commission to Sir Thos. Percy. Sir Ingram Percy, Sir Cuthbert Redclyff and Sir Wm. Oglc, to make inquisition p.m on the lands and heir of John Crofte. Westm., 21 Oct.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 32d.
10. Yorkshire : Commission to Sir Nich. Fairfax, Reg. Lasseles, Ric. Norton and Chris. Wannesworth, to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of Walt. Pereyhay. Westm., 21 Oct.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 32d.
11. Geo. Fryth, of Kelledon, Essex. Pardon for having killed Wm. Stevyn in self-defence at Navestock, as appears by an inquest before John Bygland, coroner of Essex. Cherse, 16 July 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 22 Oct.—P.S.
12. Thomas Gray, a yeoman usher of the Queen's chamber. To be bailiff of Yelvertoft, Northt.; in reversion after Robt. Hasylryge, who, by patent 9 May 12 Hen. VIII., succeeded Gerard Danet in that office. Del. Westm., 22 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII. S.B.—Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
13. Robt. Corbet. Pardon for having killed Simon Harryngton in self-defence, for which he was indicted before Robt. Grene, coroner, in the city of Coventry, as appears by record of Sir Anth. FitzHerbert and Sir Walt. Luke, justices of gaol delivery for Coventry gaol. Westm., 22 Oct.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 16.
14. John Becham, of Stanys, Midd., fisher. Pardon for having killed Giles Benne in self-defence by a blow given at Stanwell. Midd., 22 Sept. last, of which he died 23 Sept., as appears by the record of John Stekkell Jekkell (sic), one of the coroners in said co., sent to Sir Christopher Asene, late mayor of London, one of the justices of, gaol-delivery for Newgate. Westm., 22 Oct.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10.
15. William Strangways of Haselbere, Dorset, gent. Pardon for the robbery of 4l. from the house of John Butte at Gyllyngham, Dorset. Westm., 12 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 23 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 27.
16. John Baker of Snetesham, Norf., gent. Pardon for having killed Wm. Smyth of Hyllyngdon, Norf., carpenter, in self-defence, as certified by Sir John Fitz-james, C. J. of K. B. Westm., 26 Oct. — Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10.
17. Thomas Filder. Presentation to the parish church of Lokenton, Salisbury dioc., vice dom. John Tull, deceased, at the King's disposal by the minority of Peter Compton, s. and h. of Sir William Compton, dec. Del. Westm., 27 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII.— S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.
18. Robt. South. Lease, by advice of Sir John Daunce and John Hales, of the site of the manor of Wynterborne Comitis, Wilts, with meadows, parcel of the lands of the late earl of Warwick ; for 21 years ; at the annual rent of 12l. and 5s. of increase ; on surrender of patent 10 Feb. 14 Hen. VIII., granting a similar lease to Ric. Smyth, who granted his interest therein to the said Robert. Del. Westm., 27 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII. —P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 11.
19. Prior and convent of Abbottisburye, Salisbury dioc. Congé d'élire, vice John Portesham, last abbot, doc. Hampton Court, 28 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 8.
20. William prior of the monks of St. Mary, Thetford, Norf. Grant in frank almoigne of the advowsons of the rectories of Walton, Felixstowe, Faltenham and Bedyngfeld, Suff. : with mortmain licence to the said prior to appropriate the same to himself and his successor. Monastery of Chertesay. 11 July 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 9.
21. Wm. Paget, one of the clerks of the Signet. Licence to import 400 tuns of Gaseon wine. Hampton, 26 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Oct.—P.S.
22. Sir Humphrey Ferrers. Livery of lands as son and heir of Sir John Ferrers, including the dowry assigned to Dorothy Ferrers, his late wife, in cos. Warw., Staff., Essex and Salop. Hampton Court, 24 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 10.
23. Thomas Bukworthe. To be one of the King's serjeants-at-arms, with 12d. a-day vice Richard Gibson, deceased. Hampton Court. 28 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m 4.
24. John Smyth jun., a yeoman of the Guard. Fee of the Crown, of 6d. a day, vice Edw. Ingham, deceased. Hampton Court, 26 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 29 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 10.
25. John Pyle, of Sturmyster Newton, Dorset, husbandman. Pardon for having killed Thos. Stacie in self-defence, as certified by Sir John FitzJames, C. J. of K. B. Westm., 29 Oct.,—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10.
26. Midd.:—Reversal of outlawry to Ric. Lovell of Westminster, rector of Ovyngton, Essex, sued for trespass by the King, who has surrendered to the Marshalsea prison as certified by Sir John Fitz James, C. J. of K. B. Westm., 30 Oct.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10.
27. James Redde, a native of Scotland, Denization. More, 5 July 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 31 Oct.—P.S. Pat. p. 1. m. 22.
1353. [Roland Lee Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield, to Cromwell.]
R. O. Since my former letters written I received from the dean of Westbury a letter showing that Mr. Denys has made suit to you for his servant. By the king's favor and yours I fear not the best of them in administering judgment. When he that shall be here as I am is afraid of any, let him pipe and play and occupy this office no longer. “I intend not to let Frise go but with solemnity in open court.” Therefore if I do not release him incontinently upon your letter, do not be displeased, but his master has divers times used his words like a young gentleman having none experience.
Let me have till my next audit for the 70l. I owe the King. Boddy has returned me double, contrary to his acquittance, which I have sent to Gostwyk. The King paid, and my servants' wages, I have nothing to find me till Lady day in Lent. You may order my house at your pleasure, if I am excused from attending parliament. I send you hawk. Not Signed.
P. 1. In the hand of bishop Lee's clerk.
1354. —to [Cromwell].
R. O. The prior of Bernwell has sued for the King's free election and royal assent ; but he has not done his fealty by writ or otherwise, nor sued for restitution of the temporalities, though the late prior Rawlyns did so.
The house of Canons Assheby has sued only a free election, and I think the King's hands must be amoved, or else he doth wrong.
The master of the Meason Dieu of Dover has sued a free election and done his fealty.
None of the White Monks of the King's foundation sue for free election, royal assent nor restitution, which I think they ought to do.
Ask him to take such order that the King's tenants sue for their liveries with speed, when they are assigned ; and that abbots and priors sue for their restitution. As the free elections and royal assents have been long unused until the statute, we do not know what are the fees belonging to your mastership; suggest 20s. for each, and also that the significavit may belong to your office of the Petty Bag.
P. 1. Endd.: Concerning houses that hath not done his fealty.
1355. First Fruits and Tenths and Subsidy.
Cleop. E. IV. 174. B. M. “Things to be moved for the King's highness for an increase and augmentation to be had for maintenance of his most royal estate, and for the defence of the realm, and necessary to be provided for taking away the excess which is the great cause of the abuses in the Church.”
1. That it may be provided by Parliament that the archbishop of Canterbury may have 2,000 marks yearly and not above, and that the residue of the possessions of archbishopric may be made sure to the King and his heirs for the defence of the realm and maintenance of his royal estate. 2. That the archbishop of York may have 1,000l. yearly for maintenance of his estate and the residue to be to the King and his heirs. 3. That every bishop who may dispend more than 1,000 marks yearly may have 1,000 marks, and no more, assigned to him. 4. That the King may have, for the maintenance of the estate of supreme head of the Church of England, the first fruits of every bishopric and benefice for one year after the vacation, of whose gift soever it be, and that the first fruits to the bishop of Norwich may cease, and no longer be paid but to the King. 5. That the King may have, for the maintenance of his royal estate, the lands and possessions of all monasteries of which the number is or of late has been less than a convent, that is, under 13 persons. 6. That in monasteries where the number is above a convent, for every monk being a priest there may be assigned from the possessions of the house 10 marks; for every novice, not being a priest, 5l.; and to the abbot or governor as much as the whole convent shall have assigned among them all, to keep hospitality and repair the house: the residue to be for the King. 7. In Monasteries of women, where the number is above a convent, every nun is to have yearly five marks and the abbes or prioress as much as the whole number; the residue for the King. 8. The King to have the moiety and “halfundele” of the dividend in every cathedral and collegiate church. The other to go the residencers. 9. The King to have the third of the revenues of every archdeaconry. 10. The lord of St. John's to have 1,000 marks, and the rest of his possessions to go to the King, and at his death, the whole; and likewise the lands of every commandry at the death of the knights in possession, for the maintenance of the King's estate, defence against invasion and enterprises against Irishmen. 11. Franchises and liberties to any archbishoprics, bishoprics, cathedrals, priories, &c. to be annexed to the Crown, court barons and leets only excepted.
Besides this, that the King any have for the charges of the present wars, for defence of Ireland, for the making of Dover haven and other fortresses against Scotland: (1.) From every spiritual person who may spend 20l. or above, 4s. in the pound, in two years. (2.) Under 20l. 2s. in the pound. (3.) From temporal persons who may spend 20l. or above in land, or are worth 100l. in moveable substance, 2s. in the pound in two years. (4.) From 40s. to 20l. in land or 5l. to 100l. in moveable substance, 12d. in the pound in two years. (5.) Strangers to pay double the rates of the temporal subjects.
Corrected draft, pp. 4.
1356. Church Temporalities.
R. O. Item. That the King may have all the temporalities of the archbishoprics and bishoprics of this realm, except that the archbishop of Canterbury shall have yearly 1,000l., the archbishop of York and the bishops of Winchester, Bath and Exeter, 1,000 marks, and the bishops of Ely. Chester, Lincoln, Chichester, Worcester, Salisbury, Bangor and London, —. (fn. 8)
P. 1. Endd.


  • 1. Blanks in MS.
  • 2. Thos. Leygh, merchant of Antwerp.
  • 3. See 4 Nov.
  • 4. Lady Lisle.
  • 5. Stat. 21 Hen. VIII. e. 13. ?
  • 6. The King was at Guildford in July and August 1534, and Cromwell was with him at least part of the time.
  • 7. “Barbarossa” in the letter to Mabulston.
  • 8. Blank.