Henry VIII: November 1534, 11-15

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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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November 1534, 11–15

11 Nov. 1415. Cromwell to Sir Thos. Audeley, Lord Chancellor.
Vesp. F. XIII. 105 b. B. M. It is necessary to have some copies of the proclamation printed tonight, that they may be sent to sundry parts with the books of answer. Desires him to send a true copy by the bearer. Will then send for Bartelet the printer, swear him and cause him to have them printed tonight. The Rolls, 11 Nov.
Asks him to have the proclamations written and sealed, and bring them tomorrow at 10 o'clock. The duke of Norfolk and he will tarry dinner till he comes. Signed.
ii. Below is Audeley's answer.
Will have 20 proclamations written as Cromwell wishes. Has commanded Crooke to deliver one true original to Bertelott, with orders to set the print himself tonight, and make speed. Will be with Cromwell tomorrow at the hour appointed.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
11 Nov. 1416. George Lord Rocheford to the Duke of Norfolk.
R. O. The Admiral arrived this day at 10 o'clock. I and such as were commanded to attend met him at his landing, and brought him to Dover. Next day he goes to Canterbury, where he wishes to stop all day, that his train may meet him. I have sent the King the names of all of them. You shall be sure to hear from me from Canterbury. Dover, 11 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.
11 Nov. 1417. The Mayor and Corporation of Gloucester to Cromwell.
R. O. Beg he will have a commission directed to them of the same import as those directed to the shire of Gloucester for the due search and view of corn, as the town and county of Gloucester is distinct from the shire. Gloucester, 11 Nov.
Subscribed with the names of John Semys, maire—Thomas Lane, recorder—and nine aldermen.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
11 Nov. 1418. Sir Wm. Skeffyngton to Henry VIII.
Lamb. Ms. 601, f. 2. St. P. II. 205. An account of his arrival at Dublin. Landed a few men at Skeris, where he heard that FitzGerald's forces were, and burned and spoiled some vessels. Fell in with Brode the pirate, and drove his ship ashore. He was subsequently taken by the mayor of Drogheda. Proclaimed FitzGerald a traitor at Drogheda High Cross. Would have had him denounced accursed, but the Chancellor could not do it until the dean of St. Pulcars and the prior of Christchurch, who are vicars general sede vacante, had declared the sentence first. Summoned the gentlemen of Uriell and Meath to come in, and very few have refused. Has had also good answers from divers captains in the North. The said rebel is shifting from place to place. Dublin, 11 Nov.
1419. Ordinances for the Government of Ireland.
R. O. St. P. II. 207. (fn. 1) Regulations for the billetting of the Deputy's retinue, for the defence of the Pale, for the King's courts, &c. The pretended liberty of Kildare is abolished, as also the exaction of night suppers called cuddeis, “bienges,” erikkes or ransoms for murder, &c.
The number of men to be contributed by the spiritualty is fixed. The Deputy and Council are to resist the bishop of Rome's usurped jurisdiction according to the statutes thereupon provided, and the like to be enacted there the next parliament.
“Thomas Berthelet regius impressor excudebat, anno 1534.”
Titus, B. XI. 363. B. M. 2. Some notes of the instructions given by King Henry VIII. to Mr. Wm. Skevington, whereof mention is made in the former instructions.
Copy of the greater portion of the preceding.
1420. Murder of Archbishop Alen.
R. O. St. P. II. 217. Sentence of excommunication declared against Thos. FitzGerold, John FitzGerold, Oliver FitzGerold, Jas. Delahide, Edw. Rookes, John Selyng and Nic. Wafer for the murder of John Alen archbishop of Dublin.
Pp. 5. Add.: To Mr. Lieutenant at the King's Tower of London. (fn. 2) Endd.
R. O. 2. Later copy of the above.
Pp. 4.
12 Nov. 1421. University of Oxford to Henry VIII.
Cleop. E. VI. 244. B. M. Strype, Eccl. Mem. I. ii. 338. Commend the King for promoting the study of letters and redeeming England from the false religion of the bishops of Rome. He also encourages literary men, and is munificent towards the universities. Thank him particularly for his lately exempting them from payment of tenths and first fruits. Will endeavor to prove themselves worthy of his liberality, &c., and beg that he will determine their disputes with their neighbours, and restore their old privileges. Oxford, pridie idus Novembris.
Lat. Add. at the head.
12 Nov. 1422. Deer.
Add. MS. 9,835, f. 24 b. B. M. Warrant to the master forester of Windsor to send two fat hinds to Westminster by 30 Nov., with the shoulders and “umbuls.” Westm., 12 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII.
12 Nov. 1423. Henry VIII. to the Abbot and Convent of Westminster.
R. O. As the manor of Westminister is situate in the middle of two parishes, St. Margaret, where the abbot has jurisdiction ordinary, and St. Martin's in the Fields, “where ye be persons and proprietaries,” the King's household is endangered by infection from corpses being brought to burial at St. Margaret's. Desires the abbot to arrange with the vicar of St. Martin's that all parishioners of St. Margaret's dwelling within the limits of St. Martin's in the Fields, and north and east of the manor of Westminster, may be dismembered from the parish of St. Margaret's and taken as parishioners of St. Martin's, there to pay their tithes, receive sacraments and burial. Westm., 12 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII.
P. 1. Modern copy. Endd.
12 Nov. 1424. Newenhambridge, Calais.
R. O. Signed bill appointing Robert Seymour, gentleman usher of the Chamber, as lieutenant of the tower and bridge called Newenhambrigge, in the marches of Calais, with the custody of the houses, gardens, &c. which Will. lord Sands or Sir Thos. Palmer had along with that office ; from 25 Oct. last ; with 16 persons under him from the retinue of Hammes castle, as agreed by the King's Council with Will. Blount lord Mountjoy, late captain of Hammes, of whom four named “ded payes” are to receive 6 pence a day, a constable 8d. a day, three gunners 6d. and eight footsoldiers 6d.; which wages shall be reckoned “intelligence” money, and paid at the ordinary rate of wages there, viz., 30s. to 1l. sterling.
Endd.: Apud Westm., xijmo Novembris a° R. R. H. Octavi xxvjto per Wriothesley.
12 Nov. 1425. Charles V.
Granvelle Papers, II.200. “Instruction à vous, nostre amé et féal conseiller, messire Cornelio Scepero, de ce que vous aurez à faire en vostre voyage, tant en France, Flandres que Allemaigne, ou que présentement vous dépeschons.”
He is first to go to France and inform the viscount de Lombeke that he is charged to declare to the count of Nassau the answer which the Emperor sends to the said ambassador, explaining privately why the Emperor does not agree with his suggestions, and how he has determined to take up again the practice of the marriage of England, seeing that it was not disliked by the Grand Master, in order to discover whether Francis would agree to it and give up his pretensions to Milan.
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You shall say also that we have had no news of Mr. Goscarke Etricq, whom we despatched from Toledo to go to Toledo (clerical error for Scotland ?) since his departure from Ireland, and that we fear he has met with some hindrance on the journey ; also that having determined to marry our niece of Denmark with the count palatine Frederic, we see no marriage more suitable for the king of Scotland than that of our cousin the princess of England, in case the match with Angoulême should fall through ; and we think that if James will send to Mons. de Beures, he may make the overture in accordance with the instruction of the said Goscarke, for we do not wish the king of Scotland to suppose that we are entertaining him with mere words. You shall say also that we shall presently send into Ireland to encourage the Irish to rebel against England and to maintain the cause of our aunt and the Princess.
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Madrid, 12 Nov. 1534.
13 Nov. 1426. T. Lord Darcy to Cromwell.
R. O. Thanks him for obtaining the King's pardons that he may take his ease in his age and debilities, and especially for his comfortable words at the Rolls, and for soliciting the King for his bill of restitution. Begs him to continue. My lord Chief Baron can bear witness how he heard at Baynescastell “the whole counsel and executors of the King of famous memory,” and the judges approve his claim. Pleads his services to both kings in England, France and Scotland. Desires credence for Sir Arthur Darcy. Templehirst, 13 Nov. Singed.
P. 1. Add.: Mr. Cromwell, secretary to the King's grace. Endd.
14 Nov. 1427. George Lord Rocheford to [Henry VIII.]
Vesp. F. XIII. 108 b. B. M. The admiral of France has remained here since Thursday night. His whole train is not yet disembarked. Will convey him to Sittingbourn on Monday, there to stay the night, and to Rochester on Tuesday, on Wednesday to Dartford, and on Thursday by 12 noon to Blackheath, where Norfolk is appointed to meet him. Canterbury. Saturday, 14 Nov. Signed.
P. 1.
14 Nov. 1428. William Symons to Cromwell.
R. O. I have done my best for such provision as belongs to the ambassador, who I trust will find himself and his train well provided for till they come to London. I perceive by your letter to John Antony that this has been done partly through his help. Nothing has been done by him of the kind at Dover, Sittingborne or such other places as I have had in commandment, to the value of an apple. I wish to know whether the provision at Bridewell shall be at the King's charges or the ambassador's, and what I am to do. Canterbury, 14 Nov.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
14 Nov. 1429. Count of Cifuentes to Los Cobos.
Add. MS 28,587, f. 139. B. M. Wrote to the Emperor on the 7th inst. by Tello de Guzman. Since then the French cardinals have been urging the Pope for three things,—the confirmation of certain privileges and favours granted to the French king ; the promotion of the bishops of Paris, Faenza and another to the Cardinalate ; and for a negotiation with the French king “para sus desegnos.” To the first he replied that he would confirm the privileges for his life and not longer ; to the second that there were reasons against making the bishop of Paris cardinal, but he would grant it to the others at proper time ; to the third, that he would not negotiate with any one.
They say that the bishop of Paris will come (el de Paris dizen que cierto verna) with some invention in the English matter or other affair, in order to ask for the hat which Clement had promised him, not with the intention of giving it but to induce him to free the Pope from blame in France for having given the sentence in the English ease (sino por contentarle para que le desculpase en Francia de la sentencia que dio en la causa de Inglaterra).
It is said the Pope will make two of his relatives, and three other learned persons, cardinals. Will do what he can to prevent it. Suggests the archbishop of Capua as a cardinal likely to serve the Emperor. Rome, 14 Nov. 1534.
Spanish. Modern copy, pp. 3.
15 Nov. 1430. G. Earl of Huntingdon to Cromwell.
R. O. As the obligations between me and Sir Hugh Vaughan expire on St. Andrew's day next, and as part of my evidences, as John Beaumonte, the bearer, will show you, have been left by him in a place where he does not dare go to fetch them, as one of his fellows died of the plague this term, I will be content to abide whatever day you and my lord Chancellor order. Beaumonte may seal a new obligation for me. You have written several letters for discharge of a tenant of mine named Alen, in Kylmersheden, on the slanderous surmise of one James of the same town against the honesty of my surveyors, of whom this bearer is one and can inform you of the matter. I beg your favor for Alen. Ashby-de-la-Zouche, 15 Nov. Signed.
P. 1. Add.: Master Secretary. Endd.
15 Nov. 1431. Sir Gregory Casale to Cromwell.
Vit. B. XIV. 120. B. M. “Mag”ce Domine mi, pl . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . quod scribam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . literis scripsi : Ca . . . . . . . . . . . . . hic tandiu morari, don . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . quum primum in Galliam p . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ne Galli in nos, quod alias fecerunt, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . forte præter sententiam accidisset, volui et p . . . . . . . . . . . . discedam donec a Dominatione Vestra literas accepero, quibus iu . . . . . [quid] mihi sit agendum, et ut Majestas Regia meam ha . . . . . . . . . acceperit scribere dignetur. Reliqua cum no[n magni] momenti sint, ad D. Petrum Vannes perscripsi, qu[ominus Vestræ] Dominationi molestus forem. Ex eo Dominatio vestra cognoscet quæ n[ova ex] Hungaria sunt allata. Dominus Protonotarius frater [meus summa] ope conabitur ad regem Joannem penetrare, quamvis (?) . . . . . . . . hos tumultus difficillimum futurum sit, ac pene [impossibile]. Diligentiam nihilominus maximam adhibebit, quo Reg[ia Maj. illius] regni rebus subvenire possit, quod certe est valde nec[essarium]. Unde ipse Rex Joannes maximas gratias habebit [Sermo regi] nostro.” Rome, 15 Nov. (fn. 3)
Hol., mutilated. Add.: Thomæ Crumwell Serml [regis Ang]liæ secretario primario, &c. Endd.


  • 1. There is an important error on p. 207, 1.3 from bottom. After “subjectes” insert “but.”
  • 2. This copy seems to have been sent to the lieutenant of the Tower when Kildare was a prisoner there.
  • 3. Dated in a modern marginal note, “1534. 25 Novemb.”