Henry VIII: November 1534, 26-30

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November 1534, 26–30

26 Nov. 1477. Clarencieux King Of Arms.
Faustina, E. I. 174. B. M. Agreement between Thos. Tong, Clarencieux king-at-arms, and Chr. Barker, Richmond herald, that if the latter becomes Garter king-at-arms, he will not meddle in the province of Clarencieux, and will pay Tong a pension of 10l. 26 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII.
26 Nov. 1478. George Lord Rocheford to Cromwell.
R. O. On Sunday last the mayor of Rye and others were with me at the Court, and I have taken such order and direction with them as I trust is right and just. I have commanded the mayor to return to Rye, and see the matter ordered according to the order I have taken in it before. He now advertises me that you have commanded him to attend you, and not obey the order. If you have been truly informed, or will command the mayor to declare to you the order I have taken, I trust you will find no fault in it. Touching the last complaint put up to you by one of London, I never heard of it before: but when the mayor goes down he may cause the other party to appear before you at your pleasure. Greenwich, 26 Nov. Signed.
p. 1. Add.: Secretary.
26 Nov. 1479. Wm. Lord Sandys to Cromwell.
R. O. I beg your favor for this poor man Rynnyger, that he may have licence to disembark his wines. He has provided for me 20 tuns for the provision of my house. The Vyne, 26 Nov. Signed.
p. 1. Add.: Mr. Secretary.
[27] Nov. 1480. Sir Thomas Cheyne to Cromwell.
R. O. Has caused a Flemish “pynke” to be seized, “wherein is 25 cloths unwrought, which I have in my house. I suppose they be forfeit.” They are worth about 5l. a piece. There are also six tuns of beer, two or three barrels of candle, six “bakyn howges” and a barrel of beef. All the cloths belong to the mayor of Fefyrsham, who is but a poor man; the other baggage, to the Fleming master of the ship. At my house, Friday before St. Andrew.
Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.
27 Nov. 1481. De Buillemont to Henry VIII.
R. O. Begs the King to command the treasurer of his Chamber to pay him the arrears of the pension of 20l, granted him by the King for his services in the war on this side of the sea. Would have come to him in person, but that he was compelled by illness in his side to send his son in his place. Has married his daughter a year ago, and if the King will help to pay for her marriage, he will have part in the pardon allowed to those who negotiate marriage. Tournay, 27 Nov. 1534.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add. Endd.
28 Nov. 1482. Chapuys to Charles V.
Vienna Archives. The French admiral entered this city on the day mentioned in my last, accompanied by the duke of Norfolk and other lords and gentlemen. Early next morning, without waiting, as is the custom here, till the Admiral had spoken with the King, I visited him; and he showed himself in all his conversation completely devoted to your majesty's service, and desirous above all things for the preservation and increase of amity with you; of which there was good hope, especially as the matter was in the hands of Nassau, who was to have arrived eight days ago in Flanders, where he would explain to the queen [of Hungary] your majesty's intentions on his charge. I expressed the confidence that your majesty reposed in him, and that you regarded him as one of your friends, to which he replied appropriately and asked me to visit him occasionally. I have not since been to see him, for want of an opportunity, waiting till the King had entered with him on the business for which he came. Till yesterday nothing had transpired about it, and it does not appear that he has yet begun. No one of the Council has anything to do with it except Cromwell. There is some appearance, as I wrote before, that the Council here have made propositions for the marriage of the King's second daughter, and I know from a good authority that the King's ambassador in France has written to his master that it was found by opinions they had collected in France, Italy and elsewhere, that even if the King's first marriage were invalid, the Princess was still legitimate, and the succession belonged to her ; at which the King was very ill pleased. Of the nine days the Admiral has been here, he has been six at Court, and dined on the first Sunday at the King's table. There have been dances and games of tennis, and the King exercised himself in both, but the said Admiral has been only twice to see the dances, and it would appear he did so merely out of courtesy, and he has not paid that compliment to the game of tennis. I am told he has not made much account of the Lady, and when the King asked him the first time if he would not like to see her, he replied very coldly that he would do so if it pleased the King; and this was noted by several persons. On coming away from the first interview with the King, the Admiral was very ceremonious with the duke of Norfolk, declining to go before him, saying he had discharged his commission, and that he was no longer ambassador, which was as much as to say that he had come only to hear what the King wished to tell him. Next day Norfolk is to entertain the Admiral, and the day after, which will be St. Andrew's day, the duke of Richmond. There was some talk that he would go to Richmond (Windsor) to see the chapel of the Order, but it appears he would prefer taking the road to France if it were not to await the answer of a man whom he despatched on Thursday,—the only messenger, so far as I can learn, that he has despatched since coming.
The King, who, as head of the Church in his kingdom, was intending to take back into his hands all Church property, and distribute only a frugal sustenance to ministers of the Church, is for the present satisfied to leave the churchmen in possession of their property, provided they will contribute to him a yearly rent of 30,000l. st., and grant him the first fruits on all benefices. It is true he has always taken by apostolic privilege the revenues of vacant bishoprics, but now he claims the whole revenue, not only of the bishoprics but of all other benefices, which amounts to an inestimable sum. Since the King was determined to bleed the churchmen, he has done much better to do it thus than to take all their goods, to avoid the murmur and hatred, not only of the clergy but of the people, especially of those who have endowed churches, or of their successors; moreover, it would have been necessary, to stop the months of many people, to give the greater part of those goods to gentlemen and others.
The good prelates here are now in dispute with the doctors whom the King has brought from Germany about the sacrifice of the mass, and whether faith alone without works is sufficient for our salvation. This discussion is carried on in writing, and if the German doctors get the advantage, which God forbid, they will infect the whole country.
Since writing the above, I have just learned form two quarters that the said admiral of France two days ago summoned the King, in conformity with the treaties, to take steps for the completion of the marriage of the Princess with the Dauphin, and protested that there was no obstacle on the part of his master, who, in case of refusal, would have the Dauphin married either to the Infanta or elsewhere. It is not known how the King received this proposal, but it would seem his Lady is very angry at it, and this agrees with what, as I mentioned, the King's ambassador in France wrote touching the consultation about the legitimacy of the Princess. And to justify himself the more upon the observance of treaties, those with the Admiral have declared to several persons that there never had been any talk about marrying the Dauphin to the Infants. I will use every effort to ascertain the truth. London, 5 Dec. (corrected to 28 Nov.) 1534.
Fr., pp. 5. From a modern copy.
Add. MS. 28,588, f. 62. B. M. 2. Extract from the letters of the Imperial ambassador in England of 5 Dec. Translated from French into Spanish.
He has been assured by two trustworthy persons that the French admiral has required the king of England to conclude the marriage between the Princess and Dauphin. He declared that the delay was not owing to his master, and, in case of a refusal, the Dauphin would marry the Infanta of Spain or some one else. This agrees with what the English ambassador in France has written, that it was found that although the marriage had been unlawful, the Princess would lawfully succeed to the throne; in order to justify the observance of the said treaties, many of which had been negotiated by the Admiral, they asserted to divers persons that there never had been any word or proposal about a marriage between the Infanta and Dauphin.
Some of the Admiral's household said that he returned discontented, because the king of England had agreed to nothing that he asked of him, especially that a marriage should be arranged between the Dauphin and Infanta, which he contradicted on the strength of certain treaties.
The king of England has been declared by Parliament sovereign head of the Church, and the tribute formerly paid to the Pope is now paid to him. The Acts of the last Parliament against the Holy See have been ratified. The King had determined to seize all ecclesiastical property, and distribute to the ministers of the Church only enough for their sustenance, keeping the rest himself. He now allows ecclesiastics to enjoy their goods on payment of a rent of 150,000 cr. and annates of benefices and bishoprics, which will amount to an immense sum.
The English prelates are now discussing with doctors, whom the King has invited from Germany, about the sacrifice of the mass, and whether faith alone without works is sufficient for salvation. The discussion will be carried on, in writing. If the German doctors, who are of “la secta,” conquer in the discussion, there is likelihood of their infecting the whole kingdom with their errors.
Sp., pp. 2. Modern copy.
1483. Henry VIII. and Francis I.
R. O. St. P. VII. 584. As Mons. de Brion, admiral of France, now in England, has shown the King certain overtures made to Francis by the count of Nasso at his late being in France, to which he will give no answer without Henry's consent, and has also spoken of things proposed by Francis at their late interview, Henry replies as follows :—
1. The marriages proposed by Nasso on behalf of the Emperor, one between the Dauphin and lady Mary, the other between the Emperor's son and the French king's youngest daughter, proceed from the Emperor's malice, and are intended to dissolve the amity between the two kings. Henry doubts not that Francis will neither give ear to this overture nor lightly pass it over without considering that the Emperor is trying to dishonor him by causing him to violate his friendship with Henry.
2. As to Nasso's overture that the French king should have the duchy of Milan after the death of the present duke, and meanwhile have a tribute from the Emperor of 100,000 cr., and proposing an interview between the French queen and the regent of Hungary, the King cannot advise him to accept either of them.
3. Henry and the Admiral have talked of the overture made by Francis at the interview, that Henry should resign the title of king of France in exchange for Gravelines, Newporte, Dunkirk, the duke of Vendôme's lands in Flanders, with the title also of the duke of Lorraine to the dukedom of Brabant and the town of Antwerp. Henry reminds Francis how at the late interview he did not press him to make laws similar to his for the preservation of the rights and privileges of the realm against the bishop of Rome, and if the French king will obtain from the bishop of Rome a decision that the unjust and slanderous sentence given by the late bishop is void, he will be content to treat with him for renouncing the said title, and also for a marriage between the lady Elizabeth and the duke of Angoulesme.
1484. Queen Margaret.
Calig. 3. III. 41. St. P. V. 22 (note) “This to be schewin unto ye kingis grace oure deirest broder be oure tender cousing, lorde William Howarde, ambassador.”
i. That she has sought by all means to learn the King her son's mind towards Henry, and finds him and his Council well disposed. 2. To ask the King to notify in writing any delay in giving redress on the Borders, as James will do on his side. 3. To desire hasty deliverance.
ii. “Anent oure awin materis.” That most part of our lands lie on the borders of England, among which the earldom of March and Colbrandispeth and the forest of Ettrick have been completely “hereit” and burnt by broken men of England. The tenants would not now inhabit them if she remitted their males and profits for three years. Forbore, however, to complain for the sake of peace. Hopes the King will be kind to her.
Endd.: Articlis fra ye queneis grace of Scotland, &c.
1485. Q. Margaret to Cromwell.
Calig, B. I. 249. B.M. Has received by this gentleman, “whom I have been very plain to in all sorts conforming to the King's grace's commandment,” Henry's hearty and honorable letters and credence. All that she had said of Cromwell was that she prayed the King “to bid him let no Scotchman wit of nothing that belonged to my matters” betwixt the King and her. Master Adam Otterbourn told her, when she came from England, that Cromwell had said she should not come into England, as she desired to come without the King her son. Thinks it “very heavy” that any Scotchman should know otherwise than that she should be welcome in that country. Begs him to pardon “this Movsgraff,” for he was sharply dealt with, and she was in such haste that he took it not all as she said. She never regarded Cromwell otherwise than as the King's true servant. Begs he will let her know the King's pleasure on the matters the bearer will show him.
Hol., p. 1. Endd. Add.: To oure weilbelovit and special frende my lorde Secretare.
28 Nov. 1486. Ghinucci to Cromwell.
Harl. MS. 6,989, f. 22. B. M. Knows that he is occupied with the King's business, and therefore writes the news to Vannes, for whom he desires credence.
Asks him to assist his necessity. Offers his services. Rome, 28 Nov. 1534.
P.S. in his own hand: When Cromwell sends him the assistance appointed by the King, he can send it to Franciso Gabrielli or Antony Bonvisi. Signed: Hie. Audit. Camere.
Lat., p. 1. Add.
28 Nov. 1487. Thomas Speke to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I thank you for the hawk you sent me. I send you a brace of bandogs and a cast of lanards by my servant. Hawks have failed much this year, or I would have sent some long ere this. I beg you to grant my friend Ric. Appowell your letters of protection. London, 28 Nov. Signed.
p. 1. Add. Endd.: 28th of Nov. 1534.
28 Nov. 1488. Papal Authority.
R. O. Depositions of Thos. Cokke, Thos. Grene and others, before lord Wentworth and Sir Ant. Wingfield, 28 Nov., against John Umfrey “a brother of this —” (word omitted), who stated that he that was called Pope some time shall be Pope again, and have as much jurisdiction as he had, when there shall be no king of England. These words were spoken on Monday before St. Lawrence day. Signed: Tomas Coke.
The prior of the Black Friars also deposes that one Barth. Tudenham heard Umfrey say these words. Signed: “Fr.' Edmundus Hyche, prior, many propria.”
p. 1.
ii. On another leaf is written in the prior's hand:—“Bartilmewe Tudinham, at the sign of the George or the White Horse. a brewer's house in Suthwarke.”
29 Nov. 1489. Jehan Du Moucheau to Lady Lisle.
R. O. The Admiral has charged me to send his compliments to you and my lord. No man ever made such a high report to the King as he has of you. He is more bound to you and my lord than to any man. He has had some small animals brought to him from France, which came from Brazil (Brossil), and your friend Brian went to persuade him to give them to the Court; but he declared in my presence that no king or queen should be served before lady Lisle. The two small animals are named sagouins (marmosets); the large one is a quine (?), which is handsome and gentle. These animals only eat apples, small nuts and almonds, and they must not be given anything to drink but a little milk, warmed up. The large animal must be kept near the fire, and the little ones must be hung up at night near the chimney, in their boite (?) de nuit, but by day they should be taken out. I send you the said three animals by the bearer, a merchant of Rouen.
Your nephew, Sir Richard Grainfilde, has arrived in London. He had a couple of fine bloodhounds, which he has presented to the Admiral; and I have got him to give Sir Richard a little marmoset for his wife, of which he is very proud. The Admiral is informed that Master Spert is sending to my lord a couple of lanners and two mastiffs (doges), and Mons. Gernac, the Admiral's nephew, desires me to say that you could not do the Admiral a greater pleasure than to give him these lanners and mastiffs. All the Admiral's gentlemen send compliments. London, Sunday, 29 Nov. 1534.
Hol., Fr., p. 1. Add.
30 Nov. 1490. Sir Brian Tuke to Cromwell.
Titus, B. I. 280. B. M. I perceive by Alan Hawte that you supposed the King's revenues of his lands had been payable to me this term, and also part of the clerical subsidy. No revenues come in before March, and then not as much as I usually have to pay. The clerical subsidy comes by driblets, 60l., 100l., or 200l. Between Christmas and May is usually the best payment, but even then I never received 1,000l. at once. All the receipts will scantly suffice to furnish the charges till a little after Midsummer, and thence till March I am always unfurnished.
If the book of the new perpetual subsidy of the clergy go forth as I read it at the first reading in the Parliament Chamber, my office will be without other provision between this and after Midsummer, for the King remits to the province of Canterbury 40,000l. of the two last payments, and a sum to the province of York. One of the two last payments was due at Michaelmas, and collectors are appointed, and the money is payable to the treasurer of the Chamber on Lady Day in Lent. Although the payments are not observed, as the bishop of London says that he cannot levy it so soon, yet I generally receive some soon after Christmas, and by Lady Day might have had 8,000l., 9,000l. or 10,000l. of the fourth payment due at Michaelmas, and by Midsummer 2,000l. or 3,000l. more. By this new book I shall not have a penny of the fourth payment. The new subsidy will not be assessed till Lady Day, and not a penny paid to the Treasurer till Midsummer, so by that time I shall lack 12,000l. or 13,000l. to pay charges with. I have declared this partly to the lord Chancellor.
Shows that the loss from the new scheme of paying the subsidy will amount to several thousand pounds, although the new grant is 30,000l instead of 24,000l. 10,000l. or 12,000l. will be wanted for his office till Midsummer. Would have showed this matter by mouth, but by reason of a rheum in his teeth, his mouth is a little out of fashion. My poor cabit in London, 30 Nov. 1534.
Hol., pp. 3. Add. Endd.
30 Nov. 1491. Sir Antony Wyndesore to Lord Lisle.
R. O. I have spoken with Mr. Fowler for the money resting in my hands due to your lordship. The auditor (fn. 1) has promised to inform his brother, (fn. 2) that he may make payment to you. As to your matter with Sir Edw. Seymour, I trust you shall be sufficiently instructed by the articles sent by your council signed by their hands. The principal point for your purpose rests much with my lord Norwich and baron Hales in expounding of certain articles in the indentures between your lordship, my lord Delaware and Mr. Guildford. My lord of Norwich was very favorable to you, and I would advise your lordship to write a loving letter to him, and also to baron Hales. As to the letter your lordship sent me enclosed in mine, you need not fear. Your council shall be privy thereto. If your lordship depart from the possession of any part of Kingston Lisle, they shall not conclude with us unless you be put in as good case as you are now. I wish we could see Sir John Dudley's indentures concerning the exchange of Drayton Basset and Kingston Lisle. The auditor and I have taken account of Holt, your draper, for your livery. I hope that my lady will pardon me for not writing to her. London, St. Andrew's Day.
I hear the cook my lady sent me has gone to Calais, where I desired Mr. Kyrtton to inquire for him. I desire much to have him again.
Hol., pp. 2. Add.: Deputy of Calais. Endd.
1492. Lord Lisle to Ralph Sadler.
R. O. I thank you for the pains you have frequently taken for me. I understand Sir Ric. Whethill is making instant labor to divers of the Parliament to have the patent which he lately sued out for a spear's room in the retinue here for his son Robt. Whethill confirmed by their act. You well know both he and his son have misused themselves towards me, and Sir Ric. has been always my enemy since I came, as this suit shows him to be, for if he wished to have the office with my favor, he would not have put in a bill in parliament in derogation of my authority, and though by the King's command, or on Mr. Secretary's writing, I should be willing to give Robt. Whethill the next spear's room, I would be loath he should have it in opposition to me. I beg you therefore to give ear thereunto to know what he pretendeth, and send me word with all celerity.
Corrected draft, p. 1. Begins: Master Sadleyr.
1493. Sir Richard Graynfeld to Lord Lisle.
R. O. Is sorry he cannot be with him. Hears the embassy will be shortly despatched. All praise Lisle for the great cheer he made them. Gave the Admiral (fn. 3) a couple of the best hounds in England; and when he offered a return, I said his praises of you were a sufficient recompense.
Hol., p. 1. Add. Endd.
Nov. 1494. [Elizab]eth Ryperose, Abbess of Rumsey, to Cromwell.
R. O. Complains that a man to whom she granted a lease, according to the King's letter to her, has only paid 20 marks of the fine which he promised to pay, but at Cromwell's order will give up the 20 nobles which is yet unpaid. R[um]sey, . . . Nov.
Hol., p. 1, mutilated. Add.: Mr. Secretary.
1495. Walter Blount to Cromwell.
R. O. Reminds him that it appears by chronicles that great insurrections have been made in times past by noblemen and subjects, owing to the King's allowing them to retain people, by being stewards and rulers of the tenants belonging to bishops, abbots and priors. Suggests that as the King is now recognised as supreme bead, he should be authorised by Parliament to appoint stewards over the tenants of the spiritually.
Hol., p. 1. Large paper. Endd.
1496. Loan and Subsidy.
R. O. A list of books [of subsidy ?] for divers counties, with the names of the persons by whom they were brought in.
Dorsetshire, brought in by Wm. Uvedale in rolls, and delivered to Hen. Parker. Herefordshire, by Thos. Havarde, to John Golding. Rutlandshire, by Fras. Broune, to Guthlake Overton. Oxfordshire, by Ric. Kightley, to Sir John Daunce. Worcestershire, by John Broun and Robt. Symon, to John Peryent. Cheshire, by Randolph Lloyd, to John Wren. Somersetshire, by Sir John FitzJames, to Wm. Aprice. Buckinghamshire, by Sir Andrewe Wyndsour, to John Wren. Gloucestershire, by Thos. Matson and Robt. Wye, to Tomworth. Warwickshire and Coventry, by my lord Marques, to Turnour. Hertfordshire, by John Abbott, to John Peryent. Bedfordshire, by Sir John Mordaunt, to Henry Parker. Shropshire and Shrewsbury, by Lewes Hangmer and Thos. Cowper, to Robt. Hennege. Cornwall, by John Grenfeld, to Wm. Walwyn. Surrey, by John Scott, to Walter Pateshale. Hants, by Wm. Pallett, to Guthlake Overton. Kent, by divers. Cambridge, to Tamworthe. Northamptonshire, to John Gostwike. Middlesex, to Assheton. Suffolk, by divers, Berkshire, by divers, to Thos. Combes. Huntingdonshire, by divers, to Wm. Barneys. Staffordshire, by divers, to Geo. Quarles. Lincolnshire and Lincoln. Wiltshire, by John Skilling. Leicestershire, by divers, to John Burgoyn. Norfolk and Essex, by divers. —(Opposite each of the above counties is written the word “hoole,” indicating that the accounts were fully made up.)
ii. Sussex and Derbyshire are brought in in part.
iii. “Books brought in of the loan.” Somersetshire, Dorsetshire, Berkshire, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Cornwall, Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Surrey, Essex.
Pp. 4.
1497. For Sir Wm. Skeffyngton, Deputy of Ireland.
S. B. Notifying that he is authorised, during the wars in Ireland, to appoint victuallers under his sign and seal, to provide wheat, malt, beans, peas, beer, &c. in England for the use of the army.
1498. Grants in November 1534.
Nov. Grants. 1. Anne queen of England. Grant of the manor of Pyssowe, the park called Pyssow Parke, Herts, late of Sir Henry Scrope lord Scrope, deceased; sold to the King by John Scrope, son and heir of the said Henry. Hampton Corte, 23 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 3 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 22.
2. John Hawkins, of London, grocer. Licence to import 300 tuns of Gascott wine and Toulouse woad. Del. Westm., 3 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
3. Geo. Chamber, alias Chamer, of Richmond, Yorkshire. Pardon for felony and murder. Del. Westm., 3 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
4. Thos. Bentley, chaplain, vicar of All Saints, Belyngham or Billyngham, Durham. Pardon for occupation of lands in contravention of the statute 21 Hen. VIII. [c. 13.] Del. Westm., 4 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 27.
5. Leonard Warcop, alias Berwyk, one of the King's pursuivants-at-arms. To have 20 marks a year, with the name of “Carlill” herald-at-arms. Langley, 18 Sept. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 6 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
6. Subprior and convent, Bernwell, Ely dioc. Congé d'elire, vice Nich. Smyth, late prior, resigned. Westm., 7 Nov.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII., p. 1, m. 9.
7. Sir Roger Copley. Licence to alienate to Thos. Bisshop and John Mountague a third part of the manor of Skendylby, Linc., to be regranted to the said Roger for life; with remainder to Elizabeth Copley his wife; with remainder to the heirs male of the body of the said Roger; with remainder, in default of such heirs, to Mary Shirley, widow, Bridget Copley and Katherine Copley, daughters of the said Roger, and to the heirs of their bodies, with contingent remainder to the right heirs of the said Roger. Westm., 8 Nov.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 8.
8. Michael Mason, of Grymmesby, Linc., merchant. Licence to export 200 quarters of wheat. Del. Westm., 8 Nov. 26 Hen.VIII.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 30.
9. City of Waterford. Licence to the mayor, bailiffs and commonalty to provide in England beans, pease and malt for the victualling of the said city, the “soldiours and crewe” there, and other true subjects thereabouts. Westm., 10 Nov. 26 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
10. William Barlee. Livery of lands, as son and heir of Henry Barlee, deceased, and Elizabeth his wife, late one of the daughters and heiresses of John Norwode, likewise deceased. Grenewche, 6 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 12 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 15.
11. Ric. Yarowe, yeoman of the Pantry. Grant of 7l. 10s., the moiety of a forfeiture of 50 half pieces of “bustyan” seized for nonpayment of customs from Will. Billingesley, of the parish of St. Mary Magdalen, in Milk Street, London.—S.B. Endorsed: Apud Westm., xij° die Nov. a° R.R. H. Octavi xxvj°, per Writhesley.
12. Thos. Pope. To be keeper of the change and money in the Tower of London, with the fees enjoyed in that office in the last year of Edw. III. and the first of Ric. II.; on surrender of patent 12 Aug. 7 Hen. VIII., granting the office to John Copynger, in reversion on the death of Wm. Stafford, now deceased, who held the same by patent 25 Sept. 1 Hen. VII. Del. Westm., 13 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 16.
13. Sheriff Roll.
Cumb.: *Sir John Lamplewe, John Lee, Cuth. Hutton.
Northumb.: Hen. earl of Northumberland.
York: Sir Chr. Hillyard, *Wm. Fairefax, Sir John Melton.
Notts and Derby: *Sir John Markham, Sir Ralph Langford, Sir John Wylloughby.
Linc.: Sir Robt. Husey, Sir John Thymolby, *John Goderik.
Warw. and Leic.: Sir Walt. Smyth, John Grevile, *Reg. Dygby.
Salop: Thos. Newport, Thos. Otteley, *Thos. Vernon.
Staff.: Geo. Gresley, Wm. Chetwyn, *Sir Edward Aston.
Heref.: Wm. Clynton, Thos. Bodenham, *Mich. Lyster.
Worc.: *Sir Edward Ferrers, “vic.”
Glouc.: Thos. Whittyngton, *Sir Ric. Lygon, Sir John Walsshe.
Oxon and Berks: *Sir Walt. Stoner, Sir Wm. Barantyne, Thos. Carter.
Northt.: *Sir Thos. Gryffyth, Sir John Clerk, Ric. Fermor.
Camb. and Hunts: Sir Robt. Payton, *Thos. Chicheley, Laur. Taillard.
Beds and Bucks: *Sir John Seyntjohn, Sir Wm. Gascoyn, John Gostwyk.
Norf. and Suff.: Robt. Crane, *Ric. Southwell, John Spryng.
Essex and Herts.: *Wm. West, Thos. Pernt, sen., John Tyrrell of Heron.
Kent: Sir Hen. Isley, *Sir Thos. Ponyngs, Sir Thos. Cheyney.
Surrey and Sussex: Nich. Tufton, Sir Edw. Bray, *Ric. Belyngham.
Hants: Sir Anthony Wyndesore, Robert Bulkeley, Sir Peter Philpott.
Wilts: Sir Hen. Long, *Robt. Baynard, Wm. Thornehill.
Somers. and Dorset: *Sir Nich. Wadham, Sir Henry Capell, Thomas Baskett.
Devon: Andrew Hillersdon, *Sir John Fulford, Sir Wm. Carewe.
Cornw.: *Sir Peter Eggecombe, Thos. Seyntabyn, Sir Ric. Grenefeld.
Rutland: Thos. Brudenell, Edw. Catesby, Geo. Makworth.
Cheshire: Edw. Lytelton, *Sir Peter Dutton, Sir Hen. Delves.
Del. Westm., 14 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B.
Signed by the King top and bottom.
*** The names of the persons chosen sheriffs are dotted in the margin (not pricked), in the document, and are marked above with an asterisk.
14. Ralph Worseley. To be porter of the Great Wardrobe in the city of London, vice Ric. Gibson, deceased; with 4d. a day and livery. Westm., 12 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.—S.B. for the same, mutilated. Endorsed by Wriothesley: Westm., 12 Nov.
15. Edm. Tame, one of the gentlemen ushers of the Chamber. To be steward of the lordship of Fayrforde, Glouc., vice Sir Edmund Tame, his father, deceased. Westm., 10 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm. 14 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
16. John Bryket, master cook pro ore. To be keeper of the King's garden in the manor of Eltham, Kent, vice John Colynson, deceased, with fees of [3] (fn. 4)d. a day out of the manor, as enjoyed by the said John Colynson or by Ric. Harte, deceased, late keeper of the said garden temp. Hen. VII. and VIII. Monastery of Chertesey, 10 July 26 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 29.
17. Leonard Huchonson, S.T.P. Presentation to the rectory of Bladon “cum adjacentibus Henssyngton et Wodstoke,” Oxon, vice dom. Christopher Barnes, last rector, resigned. Del. Westm., 14 Nov. 26 Hen.VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 10.
18. John Malte. To be yeoman tailor in the Great Wardrobe, vice Richard Gybson, deceased; with 6d. a day and livery. Westm., 12 Nov. 26 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 14 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
19. Sir Adam Otterborne, councillor to the king of Scotland. Licence to export 700 quarters of malt and barley within two years. Westm., 13 Nov. 26 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Nov.—P.S.
20. Priory of Ashby Canons, Linc. dioc. Conge d'elire upon the resignation of Ric. Randall, last prior; in the King's gift by the minority of Peter Compton. Westm., 10 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 16 Nov.—P.S. and S.B. (undated). Pat. p, 1, m. 13,
ii. Petition for the same, dated 29 Oct. 1534.
21. Warwickshire: Commission to Sir. Edw. Ferrers, Rog. Wigston and Thos. Holte, to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of John Clerkson. Westm., 16 Nov. Pat. 26 Hen. VIII., m. p. 1, m. 32d.
22. Sussex: Commission of Sewers to R. bishop of Chichester, Sir Henry Mantravers lord Mautravers, Sir George Neville lord Bargevenny, Sir Thomas West lord la Warr, John abbot of Batell, Sir William Fitzwilliam, Sir Wm. Shelley, Robert prior of Lewes, Thomas prior of Robertesbridge, Thomas prior of Tortyngton, Thomas prior of Michelham, Thomas prior of the Newe Priory, Sir John Gage, Sir Geoffrey Poole, Sir Roger Copley, Sir William Pekham, Sir John Dawtrey, Sir Richard Shirley. Sir Edward Bray, Sir William Goryng, Sir Harry Owen, John Sackvile, Richard Covert, Edward Scott, Thomas Devenyssh, Giles Fenys, Thomas Thetchier, John Parker, John Palmer, John Shelley, John Covert, William Erneley, Richard Bellyngham, Richard Sakvile, Nicholas Tufton, Thomas Shirley, Thomas Michell, John Shirley, John Stapley, Robert Oxenbrige, Thomas Asshbourneham, William Cheyney, John Bellyngham, John Ledys, John Gunther, Thomas Onley, Edmund Lewkenour, John Dawtrey, John Delve, James Burton, Edward Markewike, William Wybarne, Richard Chamber, John Appesley, and John Stanney. Westm., 16 Nov.—Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 2d.
23. Ric. Gyll, rector of the parish church of Todyngton, Beds, Linc. dioc. Licence of non-residence. Hampton Corte, 21 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
24. Wm. Abbot, elk. Grant of the canonry and prebend called Morefylde, in the collegiate church of St. Mary Magdalene, in Brygnorth Castle, Salop, vice Richard Howster or Hewster, deceased. Hampton Corte, 18 Oct. 26 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 20.
25. John Grigyll, clk. Licence to receive and hold along with the rectory of Hameswell, Terouenne dioc., and the perpetual vicarage of Berkynge, London dioc., which the said John holds by dispensation, one, or without them three other benefices. Westm., 15 Nov. 26 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 17 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
26. Edw. Rogers and John Wingfelde. Licence to import 100 tons of Gascon wine. Westm., 17 Nov. 26 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 18 Nov.—P.S.
27. Durham: Commission to Sir Wm. Evers, Sir Geo. Conyers, and Wm. Conyers, to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of John . . . . . (fn. 5) Westm. 18 Nov. Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 1, m. 32d.
28. John Scrope lord Scrope of Bolton. Inspeximus and confirmation of the following documents, vix.:—
i. Charter 29 March 54 Hen. III., granting to Robt. de Lisle (“de Insula”) and his heirs a market and fair at his manor of Rampton, Cambs.
ii. Charter 30 May 40 Hen. III., granting, to Math. de Thornton, free warren in his demesne lands of Thornton and Asermundeby, York, and Wykes, Camb.
iii. Charter 11 Sept. 20 Edw. I., being a grant of free warren to Astulphus de Cleseby.
iv. Charter 9 June 24 Edw. I., being a grant of free warren to William Le Scrop.
v. Charter 14 March 33 Edw. I., being a grant of a market and fair and free warren to Gilbert de Wanton.
vi. Charter (patent) 8 June 12 Edw. [I. or II?], being a licence to William le Scrop to enclose and make into parks his woods of Estboulton.
vii. Charter 10 March 7 Edw. II., being a grant of free warren to Hen. Le Scrop and John de Cleseby.
viii.-x. Charters 1 Feb. 5 Edw. II., 10 March 7 Edw. II., and 20 Nov. 14 Edw. II., being grants of free warren to Hen. Le Scrop.
xi. Charter 20 Feb. 35 Edw. I., granting a market, fair and free warren to James de Wandesleye.
xii. Patent 18 Dec. 1 Ric. II., being a licence to Ric. Lescrop to enclose his woods in the vill of Donnom.
xiii. “Charter” [patent] 21 Nov. 13 Hen. VI., inspecting and confirming charter § v. ante. Also constat and confirmation to John Scrope lord Scrope of Bolton, of patent 5 July 3 Hen. VIII., inspecting and confirming patent 1 Nov. 4 Edw. II., being a licence to John Tybetot to impark his wood of Helpeston, Notts. Westm., 19 Nov.—Pat. 26 Hen.VIII. p. 1, m. 1.
29. John Clement. To be keeper of the garden, orchards, ponds and sluices of the manor of More, Herts, with fees of 6d. a day. Hamptoncorte, 21 Oct. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 19 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
30. Edward Aglyonby, gentleman usher of the Chamber. To be constable of Penryth castle, vice Leonard Musgrave, deceased; with fees out of the manors or lordships of Penrith, Soureby Wood and Scotby, Cumb. Westm., 17 Nov.26 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 20 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 39.
31. Staffordshire: Commission to Edw. Litilton, John Vernon and Thos. Morton, to make inquisition p.m. on the lands and heir of John Clerkson. Westm., 23 Nov.—Pat. 26 Hen.VIII. p. 1, m. 32d.
32. Monastery of Bernwell, Ely dioc. Assent to the election of Jonas Radcock as prior, vice Nicholas Smith, resigned. Westm., 21 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 13.
(2.) S.B. for the same, addressed to the bishop of Ely. Endorsed: Westm., 22 Nov.
33. Thos. Laton. Annuity of 3l. issuing from a third part of certain lands specified in Faceby, Yarum, Carlton, Semar', Broughton, and the reversion of the manor of Skutterskelf in Cleveland, Yorks., which lately belonged to Thos. Lyndley, deceased; during the minority of Thos. Milner, kinsman and heir of the said Thomas; with the wardship and marriage of the said heir. Del. Westm., 24 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
34. William Lyte. Annuity of 6l. 13s. 4d. out of the vills and fields of Niton and Shale, in the Isle of Wight, late of John Buller, deceased; during the minority of John Buller, son and heir of the said John; with wardship and marriage. Del. Westm., 24 Nov. 26 Hen.VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 1, m. 5.
35. Richard Mainwaring. Wardship and marriage of George Sandford, son and heir of Richard Sandford, deceased. Westm., 23 Nov. 26 Hen.VIII. Del. Westm., 24 Nov.—P.S. Pat. p. 1, m. 4.
36. Ric. Kynwelmershe, mercer, John Crymes, cloth-worker, and Ric. Crymes, haberdasher, all of London. Custody of a curtilage called Gorelande, in Offyngham, Surrey, in the King's hand by the death of Thos. Gedyng and the minority of his heir; also of a croft and lands and tenements called Spittelland near Kyngeston-upon Thames, Surrey; and of all lands and tenements in the parish of St. Bartholomew without Busshopesgate, London, whereof John Popyll died seised, and which escheated to king Richard III., because the said John Popyll feloniously killed one John Byrde; to hold for 21 years at the annual rent (in all) of 9s. 6d. and 4d.; for which Humph. Hatton and Wm. Rathebon of London are sureties. Westm., 26 Nov. — Pat. 26 Hen. VIII. p. 2, m. 10.
37. Chas. duke of Suffolk. To be warden, chief justice and justice in eyre of the King's forests, chaces, parks and warrens on this side of Trent; and warden and master of the hunt of the said forests; with the fees enjoyed by Thos. late earl of Derby, Hen. late earl of Essex or Thos. marquis of Dorset. Westm., 22 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 27 Nov.— P.S. Pat. p. 2, m. 31.
38. Calays de la Barra, knight of the order of St. John of Jerusalem and commander of Chalon. Licence to pass through the realm and go beyond sea with four persons, five horses and baggage. Del. Westm., 28 Nov. 26 Hen.VIII.—S.B.
39. Thos. Stuart of Scotland, servant to the French king. Licence to pass to and from Scotland, with five persons, six horses and baggage, &c. Del. Westm., 28 Nov. 26 Hen.VIII.—S.B.
40. Sir Edw. Baynton. Custody of the manor of Sampford, Soms., late of Leonard Knoyle, deceased, during the minority of Edward Knoyle, son and heir of the said Leonard; with wardship and marriage. Del. Westm., 28 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII.—S.B. Pat. p. 2, m. 25.
41. John Farlyon. To be yeoman or keeper of the King's vestures or apparel of masks, revels and disguisings, or of apparel and trappers of horses, for justes and turneys, with wages of 6d. a day and one livery coat, such as yeoman officers of the Household have. Westm., 20 Nov. 26 Hen. VIII. Del. Westm., 28 Nov.—P.S.


  • 1. John Smith.
  • 2. Leonard Smith.
  • 3. Brion.
  • 4. Blank in Pat. Roll.
  • 5. Illegible.